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48-PAGE BONUS: INSIDER'S MONTEREY PREVIEW • 191 CARS RATED Keith Martin's S The It-lici' — S CA investing, Values and Trends • Just $225k for till Enzo of its Time 111.1111611P-- '53 BUICK ROADMASTER Stuns at $1.6m Howard Hughes' y401 (11,4olg0,) 6, N jo August 2005 $6.00US $8.00CAN 0 8> 9281 01 003 6


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THE PEBBLE BEACH AUCTION PRESENTED I GOODING & COMPANY 111 THE 1967 FERRARI 275 GTS/4 NART SPYDER PROTOTYPE • First NART Spyder produced, 1 of 2 alloy bodied • Featured in The Thomas Crown Affair with Steve McQueen • Finished second in class at the 1967 12 Hours of Sebring Race THE 1938 BUGATTI TYPE 57 CABRIOLET SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, AT 6:00PM PEBBLE BEACH EQUESTRIAN CENTER TO PURCHASE A CATALOGUE, PLEASE CONTACT STEPHANIE TIMOLAT AT (310) 899-1960 OR AT VVVVVV.GOODINGC0 COM GOODING •gt COMPANY  www.goodingco.com  DAVID GOODING TEL: (310) 899-1960  TEL: (802) 362-4719  (63T1H0S F 5 2X8: 1 A ) T8R 9E9E-0 1- 93S 0UITE 120 SANTA MONICA CA 90401 E - DAVID BROWNELL: EASTERN U.S. REPRESENTATIVE  E-MAIL: dbrownell@goodingco.com  Gooding & Company ■nc Dealer N.,mber 60836 MAIL: david@goodingco.com NART Photo Ron C. Hill


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ROL S BENTLEY FR MOTOR CAR COM PAN) www.symbolicmotors.com SYMBOLIC Symbolic Motor Car Company is one of the world's premier dealers of rare and collectible racing and touring automobiles. Its highly trained staff has the experience to help you choose the car that best suits your needs. Please visit our website for a list of current inventory. • 1951 Ferrari 340 America Full restoration. Matching numbers. s/n: 0138/AM • 1959 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder Ex. Joe Siefert. Matching numbers. s/n: 1217 GT • 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO 4th of 32 completed series 1 GTO's. s/n: 3445/GT • 1995 Ferrari 412T2 F-1 Fully sorted, ready to race. s/n: 163 • 1983 Arrows A6 F-1 Complete, documented restoration. s/n: 04 • 1980 Lotus 81/3 F-1 Ex. Andretti/De Angelis car. s/n: EL 81/3 • 1992 Nissan 300ZX GTP Huge spares package including engines. s/n: 90-05 • 1973 Porsche 2.7RS Fully restored. s/n: 911 360 1539 • 1967 'Shelby American Can Am "Cougar Cobra" 1 of 3 built. Only known extant. s/n: 002 ).11, • 1950 Talbot-Lago 126 Grand Sport Fully restored. Grand Sport cabriolet. s/n:102028 . 104 . ,A1,1 • 1 95 1 Fwkia.4 • npc-,,Lilioli Violate Spyth.---. 1 7440 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla, CA 92037 • Ph. 858.454.1800 • Fax. 858.454.1890


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R M AUCTION S I NC : Vionterev t 7 PORTOLA moNIER PLAZA HOTEL EY, CALIFORNIA AUGUST 19 & 20, 2005 1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4 GT ZAGATO - CHASSIS # DB4GT 0199/1 Finished in a striking red with black interim, this superb Zagato is the second car built and was completed in Italy; one of the few actually built by Zagato since many were bodied in England utilizing that coachbuilder's design. Amazingly, this example has had only one owner for the last 30 years. 1953 FERRARI 375MM SPIDER Chassis no. 0366AM is an exceptional example with impressive provenance and history and is in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition suitable for use on historic events around the torld 1958 FERRARI 250 GT "TOUR DE FRANCE" Chassis no. 1161 GT. Sold new by Luigi Chinetti to Bob Grossman who raced it at Lime Rock, Montgomery and Bridgehampton in the late 1950s. Superb condition with recent vintage race participations at Monterey. ORDER YOUR AUCTION CATALOG NOW 800-211-4371 www.rmauctions.com ONE CLASSIC CAR DRIVE, BLENHEIM, ONTARIO, CANADA NOP 1A0  TEL: 519-352-4575  FAX: 519-351-1337 Premier Custon Financial Services 011 HAGERTY, .10


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OFFERING THE WORLD'S FINEST MOTOR CARS 1964 FORD GT 40 PROTOTYPE Ford Factory entry at the 1964 LeMans, Reims and Nassau races driven by Masten Gregory, Richie Ginther and Phil Hill. In 1965 it became the first 61 40 to win a race when Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby drove it to victory in the 24 Hours of Daytona. Then Miles and Bruce McLaren finished 2nd at Sebring followed by a 3rd place in the 1000 Kms of Monza. In 1966 it was sold to a well known private entrant who campaigned it further in the period before fitting a Ford Indy DOHC engine 15 years ago for Historic Racing. This amazing Time Capsule of a GT 40 comes to the Monterey Auction after 38 years of continuous ownership by one enthusiast - still painted in his 1966 livery! Photo Caption: Ken Miles driving the first test at Shelby American. 1949 JAGUAR XK120 THE FIRST PRODUCTION PROTOTYPE' ALLOY ROADSTER Chassis No. 670001 is the first production prototype of the planned 200 XKs built. This hugely significant Jaguar XK120 was first built in left hand drive, but converted by the factory to right hand drive and entered as a factory works race car for the first Production Car class at the Daily Express Race at Silverstone in August 1949, where Peter Walker drove it to 2nd. It is the only survivor of the first three XK120s built that raced at that historic Silverstone meeting, 670001 is without question one of the most important surviving Jaguars ever produced. 1974 FERRARI DAYTONA COUPE 1935 MG PB "CREAM CRACKER" RACE CAR 1963 AC 289 COBRA 2006 MAYBACH 57S 1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE MONTEREY SPORTS & CLASSIC CAR AUCTION AUGUST 19-20, 2005 WEST COAST SPECIALI ROB MYERS  JACK BOXSTRO  DAN SPENDICK  MIKE FAIRBAIRN , . —800-211-4371 ...mfairbairn@rmauctions.com RACING & SPORTS CAR SPECIAL! ...613-476-9132 ...jboxstrom@rmauctions.com _ PE -4 7  I  n I kiDr auctions.com DONNIE GOULD  V  954-566-2209 ...dgould@rmauctions.com STEPHANIE JACKLIN 800-211-4371 sjacklin@rmauctions.com ONE CLASSIC CAR DRIVE, BLENHEIM, ONTARIO, CANADA NOP 1A0 TEL: 519-352-4575  FAX: 519-351-1337 - I7TThiyers@rmauctions.com SPE KEN WAL  E  . LISTS: 34-547-6200 ...kwallace@rmauctions.com JOHNATHAN HOOKER ..800-211-4371 ...jhooker@rmauctions.com 00-211-437 ....ikelleher@rmauctions.com 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 350 CONVERTIBLE AM AUCTIONS INC.


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DON WILLIAMS, RICHIE CLYNE, & DEAN KRUSE Proudly Present Located At THE GIANT CENTER OCTOBER 511i i• Ilth 2005 -Ors 1930 DUESENBERG J MURPHY LWB TOWNCAR NEVADA OFFICE  Rob Williams HURRY AND CONSIGN TODAY www.hersheyauction.com CALIFORNIA OFFICE TO BENEFIT FROM OUR WORLDWIDE ADVERTISING! Chris Clarke Phone: (702) 794-3174 Fax: (702) 369-7430 e-mail: rob@hersheyauction.com Phone: (925) 736-3444 Fax: (925) 736-4375 e-mail: cclarke@hersheyauction.com


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SKeith  t s C The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values and Trends August 2005 . Volume 17 . Number 8 COLLECTOR CAR PROFILES 36 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Buy yours now before they've all jumped to $70k. Steve Ahlgrim 40 1954 MG-IF 1250 Pre-war styling and an 80-mph top speed for $26k. Gary Anderson 44 1988 Alfa Romeo Milano Verde $7,600 is a fair amount of green for a Verde. Donald Osborne 46 1992 Bugaffi EB110 GI A wild ride for just $225k. Steve Serbo 48 1958 Messerschmitt KR200 Cabriolet The most fun you can have on three wheels. Mark Hyman 52 1953 Buick Roadmaster Sedan Ex-Howard Hughes paranoia-mobile brings home $1.62 million. Dave Kinney 54 1967 Cheetah Sports Racer Pay $82k to test your manhood. Thor Thorson 191 CARS RATED BY OUR EXPERTS 58 Bonhams & Bufferfields, Brookline, MA $2.2m sold from a wide variety; $462k Tucker raises the bar, Dave Kinney 68 Christie's, London, UK A meager selection at the Barclay showroom finds only Si .4m. Alastair Walker 74 Cox Auctions, Branson, MO Shelby Mustangs and other nice American muscle bring $2.6m. Dave Kinney 84 RM Auctions, Toronto, Canada At RM's homestay, 350+ cars cross the block, making $2.9m. Norm Mort 94 Mecum Auctions, Kansas City, MO $2.3m sold, mostly bowtie and blue-oval customs and muscle. B. Mitchell Carlson 100 Potts Auctions, Dalton, GA A difficult roster—heavy on customs and rods—brings 5509k. Steve Ahlgrim and Alex Ahlgrim 104 Silver Auctions, Portland, OR Only $335k moves, despite decent turnout and consignments. Tad Dinsmore, Bengt Halvorson, David Slama and Dave Stewart 108 eBay Motors Our latest finds as we browse the online car bazaar. Cover photograph: Christie's


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Bonham BUTTERFIELDS AUCTIONEERS b APPRAISERS 1793 Quail Lodge Friday August 19 The Ex-Autodelta/Racing Team VDS 1966 Alfa Romeo TZ2 Berlinetta Competizione orfildnments Now Invited An Important Sale of Collectors' Motor Cars, Automobilia, Fine Jewelry and Timepieces Quail Lodge Carmel Valley, CA Preview August 17— 18 Bonhams & Butterfields' annual sale at Carmel's Quail Lodge has a tradition of presenting the very finest of historic cars. This year we proudly offer the last Alfa Romeo TZ2 'Baby GTO' ever built for Alfa's Autodelta factory team Dominant within its category, this raucous, gorgeous 172, chassis 116', was sold ex-works for 1967 to Belgian Count Rudy van der Straten's private 'Racing Team VDS" It was then co-driven by Teddy Pilette and Serge Trosch to win its class in the Nurburgring 1,000kms and the Reims 12-Hours, and by Pilette alone to 4th overall in the Nurburgnng 500kms Old '116' collected further national trophies, has never tired of winning, and in 2003 won its greatest recent battle at England's fiercely competitive Goodwood Revival Meeting. Truly magnificent, '116' is a passport to entry throughout the international Vintage racing world and is offered here ready to race and win again... Inquiries Mark Osborne (415) 503 3353 mark.osborne@bonhams.com Andrew Reilly (415) 503 3285 andrew.reilly@bonhams.com Malcolm Barber (415) 503 3203 malcolm.barber@bonhams.com Pictured Serge Trosch and Teddy Pilette co-drove Count Rudy van der Straten's TZ2 '116' to yet another category victory at the 1967 Nurburgnng 1000km classic. USA Bonhams & Butterfields 220 San Bruno Avenue San Francisco, California 94103 (415) 391 4000 (415) 391 4040 fax UK Bonhams 101 New Bond Street London W1S 1SR +44 (0) 20 7629 6602 +44 (0) 20 7629 8876 fax Europe Bonhams 7, Av. Pictet de Rochemont 1207 Geneva, Switzerland +41 22 300 3160 +41 22 300 3035 fax www.quaillodge.com (877) 734 4628 toll free US or (831) 658 3517 Direct www.bonhams.com/us C 2005, Bonhams & Butterhelds Auctioneers Corp All rights reserved Bond No. 57E158523253


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Once this V8 Pinto rumbled onto the block, every low-end dealer in the place swarmed over it like vultures awaiting the kill. A number of lines about getting burned on this $3,700 deal seem way too obvious, so I won't go there. —B. Mitchell Car/son's report on Mecum's Kansas City sale begins on page 94. -%• COLUMNS 12 Shifting Gears Keith Martin 14 The Inside Line / Crossing The Block Kristen Hall-Geisler 24 Affordable Classic: 1968 Triumph TR250 Rob Sass 26 Legal Files: Needs Nothing, Except For $8,000 of Repairs John Draneas 38 Sheehan Speaks: Ferrari Best Buys Under $100k Michael Sheehan Triumph TR2511,..tfty a 42 English Patient: Wheels and Tires for British Sports Cars Gary Anderson 50 Porsche Gespreich: Five Bad Porsches Jim Schrager 112 Motobilia: The Bentley Icarus Carl Bomstead 114 Bike Buys: 1966-90 MOnch Mammoth Paul Duchene 130 eWatch: Cigar-Smoking Michelin Man Sells for $3,050. Carl Bomstead FEATURES & DEPARTMENTS 16 Auction Calendar 18 You Write, We Read 22 America by FIAT, Chapter 15: Next Stop, The Petersen 28 Our Cars: Healey 3000 BN7, Jag XK 140 OTS, Citroen 2CV, Ferrari 365GTB/4"C" 30 SCM Picks: McPherson College C.A.R.S. Show 32 SCM Around the World: Copperstate 1000 34 SCM Around the World: Spring Beaulieu Autojumble 41 20 Year Picture: MG TE Triumph TR2, Austin-Healey 100-4 109 Fresh Meat: Bentley Flying Spur, Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, Hummer H3 110 Price Guide: English Cars 116 Neat Stuff 116 Glovebox Notes: Ford Mustang Convertible, Jaguar XJ8 L 118 Mystery Photo 119 Comments With Your Renewal CLASSIFIEDS 20 Display Advertisers Index 120 Showcase Gallery 124 Resource Directory Bentley's Icarus


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JAGUAR SELECT EDITION CERTIFIED K7547  refe2e. 9-aeeretteA WINNER? 2005 BEST CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED LUXURY PROGRAM* For the fourth year in a row, judged against 26 luxury programs. Now, how can you resist? www.jaguarusa.com/selectedition  IntelliChoice,* Inc., www.inrellichoice.com , Seprember 2004 review of 26 manufacturer programs. 02005 Jaguar Cars.


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin How My Bimmer Turned into a Pacer by choice. I The BMW is a fine car, with a pleasing ap- pearance less Bangle-ized than its upmarket stablemates. As you might expect, the drivetrain and suspension are world-class, capable of handling anything you or I might throw at them. Perhaps Mark Webber or Nick Heidfeld, hammering the 3-series at the Niirburgring, could cause it to lose its composure. Perhaps not. Unfortunately, BMW continues to take away with the ergonomic left hand what it gives with the mechanical right. Oddly, the car now sports a "start-stop" button seemingly patterned after that in the Honda S2000. The entire insert-thekey, push-it-in, then punch-the-start-button ballet is really a step backwards for the maker of the world's finest no-nonsense sports sedan. If BMW must emulate Honda, I suggest it start by sending its interior designers to cupholder school. I cannot imagine a more inept design than those in the new 3-series, two flimsy, guaranteed-to-spill holders that pop out from the dash. Another shallow cupholder is concealed in the center armrest, forcing IT'S ALL ABOUT THE THRILL Asking price was $1,800, and I deftly managed to close the deal at $1,400. Getting the cash took quick trips to three different cash machines due to a $500 per withdrawal limit. I calculated that buying a million-dolllar Ferrari SWB using the same technique would have required 2,000 ATM visits—yet another reason to collect cheap cars. Once I had the keys, I realized I was 180 miles from home, with two cars. A phone call to a local SCMer took care of getting the BMW back to Portland the following day, leaving me free to enjoy my new purchase for three hours of blissful cruising. A swap only an SCMer could love you to make a choice: armrest or cupholder. For $36,500, I want both. GARAGE SALE RED MIST But it wasn't the cup holders spilling my coffee for the umpteenth time that caused me to buy a Pacer (my second, I'm embarrassed to admit). My test drive of the 3-series took me through a small town near Tacoma, WA. A garage sale was in progress, with the proceeds going to benefit a local girl's fast-pitch softball team. Parked in the driveway was a red Pacer wagon. Pacers are odd cars. Everyone remembers them, but never with affection. In fact, when SCM called the Pacer an "Affordable Classic" in the January 2005 issue, we received a flood of mail in protest, most of it ridiculing the poor AMC as unworthy of gracing our pages. But at heart, most SCMers would still admit to sharing the same collecting philosophy that motivated me to start bartering for the little wagon: We like any car we think we can make a few bucks on. IT'S COACH HOLMGREN TO YOU By now, most Pacers, like most cheap cars that are nearly 30 years old, have either been destroyed or are waiting for the crusher to put them out of their misery. This low survival rate means that good Pacers, like good Pintos or good Vegas or other oxymoronic combinations, are actually increasing in value. Our subject car was wearing its original red paint, which still held a good shine. The body was straight as an arrow. While the Navajo upholstery was worn out in the front, the rear was good, and the dash had no cracks. The carpet was original and in excellent condition except where it had disintegrated on the driver's side. Jon Thollander, the seller, proudly demonstrated that everything worked, from the underhood lights to the AM/FM radio, to the struts holding up the rear hatch. As we talked, we discovered we had gone to the same high school in San Francisco, Lincoln, during the late '60s. I had been student body 12  While the Pacer is not a profoundly bad car, it's certainly not one that will ever make anyone's list of the Top 10,000 Best Handling (make that Best Anything) Cars of All Time. But in a perverse way, its deficiencies add to the experience of driving it. As the Pacer and I floated through a curvy section of country road, all four wheels struggling to maintain grip and the body moving around like a giant tortoise on roller skates, I thought about the generation that is learning to drive in cars that have electronic handling and braking assists as standard. While it's nearly impossible to throw the 3-series off the road, the Pacer feels like it would be happy to just sail blithely through the apex of a turn and into that great Neverland beyond the shoulder of the highway. Simply knowing that you are driving a car whose braking and handling will let you down every chance they get keeps you entertained as you go down the road. As a daily driver, I'd take the BMW in a Munich minute. But any new-car purchase experience can be easily replicated. Saunter down to the dealership of your choice, and you can drive out in a modern vehicle. But finding the car you never knew you wanted parked alongside the road with a for-sale sign in the window has a thrill factor unique unto itself. HEADING TO YOU NEXT Whether it's SCMer David Sydorick finding a Maserati A6GCS Zagato walled up in a small Italian town, or contributor Raymond Milo uncovering an OSCA MT4 in a junkyard in Georgia, or yours truly finding a superb example of one of the worst cars ever built, the fundamental thrill is the same. For once you've consummated the deal, you have changed your day, and in a small way, your life. My test drive in the BMW morphed into a gearhead adventure, and created a story. And what are our lives as car enthusiasts about if not creating old-car stories, initiated by completely absurd actions that seem reasonable and prudent to us at the time? As far as making some money on this deal, the Pacer is headed to eBay, where I hope that a pitched bidding war will break out between the fanatics. My prediction? That I'll double my money. The auction will launch on July 10. Turning a profit of any kind would make this a gearhead's utopian fable. Find it, buy it, drive it, sell it and come out ahead. That's one thing you can't do in a new 3-series.• Sports Cor Market drove to Seattle on a Saturday morning in a 2006 BMW 325i, and by the time I returned the following day I was behind the wheel of a 1977 AMC Pacer wagon. And yes, it was treasurer and the president was Mike Holmgren, who was also the star quarterback of our football team. Thirty years later, Thollander and I were doing a Pacer deal, while Holmgren was pursuing a slightly more illustrious career coaching the Seattle Seahawks. If he collects cars, I doubt they are Pacers.


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The Inside Line Events  'The East Coast National Maserati Owners' Automobili Italiane will be held July 10 at the Skytop Lodge and Pocono International Raceway. This is the major event for owners of Italian cars on the East Coast. www.maseratinet.com. (PA) VSCM subscriber Robert Bahre is offering his extensive private classic car collection for charity benefit viewing in To be sold at the Cattle Baron's Ball Paris, ME, July 16. Over 60 vehicles will be showcased, including his 1931 Mercedes-Benz SSK Sport/2 and 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B SWB Spider by Touring. 207.743.2980. (ME) v The Summer Collector and Restoration Expo and Auto Show will take place at Flashback Motorworlcs in Cumming, GA, on July 30. Events include restoration and performance clinics, an auto show, and a forum featuring representatives from automotive companies. www.autoexposition.com . (GA) v Lotus Ltd., North America's Largest Lotus Car Club, is celebrating its Silver Anniversary Lotus Owners' Gathering (LOG 25) in St. Louis, MO, August 26-29. The theme is "Meet Me in St. Louis," and the event will feature open-wheel formula race cars. Clive Chapman, Managing Director of Classic Team Lotus and son of Lotus founder Colin Chapman, will be joining the gathering. www.lotuscarclub.org. (MO) 4/ Over 200 cars from regional garages will be featured at the Oswego Heritage Council's Annual Car Show, August 28 at George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego, OR. Prizes sponsored by various local businesses will be News  V Marianne McCoy Photography will be creating and producing a D'VD of the Concours d'Elegance in Kirkland, WA, with collaborator Terry Adams. Stop by McCoy's booth at the Concours on Sept. 10 SCM Happenings 4/SCM is sponsoring an Alfa giveaway at the Alfa Potlatch National Convention, July 28-30 in Seattle, WA. The "Potlatch Alfa" is a 1976 Spider in very good condition; event chair Gordy Hyde says, "You should be able to drive it home." Raffle tickets are $10 with proceeds to benefit charity, and the winner will be announced July 29 at the banquet. 425.241.9307, www .alfapotlatch.com. (WA) s/SCM Editor Keith Martin and Tom DuPont will again perform emcee duties at Concorso Italiano, August 19 in Monterey, CA. Alfa Romeo will be the featured marque this year, which is the 20th anniversary of the event. www.concorso.com. (CA) VJoin SCM for its fourth annual Insider's Seminar, "Education Is the Best Investment: Assessing True Market Value." It takes place August 20 at the Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach, and space is limited. Contact David Slama for more information, or to make your reservations. 503.261.0555 ext. 206, project@sportscannarket.com ; www.sportscarmarket.com . (CA) v Contributor Gary Anderson has just published a new book, Motoring: Getting the Maximum from Your New MINI. A review will appear in next month's SCM. 14  at Carillon Point to see a sample and order your finished copy. vvww .mariannemccoy.com . 4/ Two important cars are on their way to the Royal Automobile Museum in Jordan. A 1956 Cadillac, a gift from President Eisenhower to King Hussein, joins the Cars of Heads of State exhibit, and a 1909 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost will be on loan from the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, U.K. These will join the 80 automobiles and motorcycles currently in the museum's collection. www.royalautomuseum .jo. v A 1936 Ford Roadster designed by Chip Foose won the Ridler Award at the 2005 Detroit Autorama on March 6. Foose, the host of TLC Network's "Overhaulin'," entered the platinum-colored roadster valued at $1.4 million. Foose set a record with this, his third win of the Ridler Award. www. autorama. corn* awarded. Admission is free. 503.635.6373. (OR) v This fall marks the inaugural running of the Carolina Trophy, a five-day vintage road rally and social event held September 6-10 at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. The event will cover more than 800 miles through the Blue Ridge Mountains, and be strictly limited to 120 vehicles of distinction. The stages will be timed, but emphasis is on camaraderie rather than competition. 704.766.0197, www.carolinatrophy.com . (NC) v The American Cancer Society's Cattle Baron's Ball, held September 10 in Detroit, will auction off a Ford GT painted in Sonic Blue with Centennial White racing stripes. It is a one-of-a-kind paint job from the factory that will never be repeated. 248.557.5353, www .cancer. org. (MI) v Steve Austin's Great Vacations is again offering England and the Goodwood Revival. Visits to Aston Martin and the McLaren Formula One museum have been added to the tour, which runs September 11-19. 800.452.8434, www.steveaustinsautomobilia.com . v"Classics and Kustoms" is the theme of this year's Glenmoor Gathering, September 16-18 at the Glenmoor Country Club in Canton, OH. Leading the Classics on display will be a 1935 Duesenberg SSJ roadster built for Clark Gable; the Kustoms showcase includes the original "Hirohata Mercury" built by the Barris Brothers for Bob Hirohata. 330.966.3600, www .glenmoorgathering.com. (OH) Upcoming JULY Goodwood Festival of Speed — July 8-10 goodwood.co.uk (UK) Automobili Italiane — July 10 maseratinet.com (PA) Historic Can-Am Challenge at Road America — July 15-17 historiccanam.com (WI) Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance — July 17 forestgroveconcours.org (OR) AUGUST HERO African Adventure — Aug. 3-31 hero.org.uk (SA) Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance —Aug. 7 meadowbrookconcours.org (MI) The Quail — Aug. 19 quaillodge.com (CA) Lotus Owners Gathering — Aug. 26-29 lotuscarclub.org (MO) SEPTEMBER Carolina Trophy — Sep. 6-10 carolinatrophy.com (NC) Run to the Reno Air Races — Sep. 14-17 lemaymuseum.org (OR) Goodwood Revival — Sep. 16-18 goodwood.co.uk (UK) Glenmoor Gathering — Sep. 16-18 glenmoorgathering.com (OH) Forza Mille — Sep. 18-23 vintagerallies.com (ME) The Mille Autunno — Sep. 22-25 califonnamille.com (CA) OCTOBER Muscle Car 1000- Oct. 4-8 musclecar1000.com (CA) Mountain Mille — Oct. 16-21 vintagerallies.com (WV) The Great San Francisco to Santa Monica Open Road Race — Oct. 20-23 califonnamille.com (CA) Le Mans Classic Japan — Oct. 28-30 lemans.org (JP) Sports Car Market


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Crossing the Block PREView Early consignments at the Kruse Denver 2005 Sale, taking place July 22-23, include a 1991 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur II and a 1958 Oldsmobile Super 88 hardtop. 800.968.4444, www.kruse .com. (CO) v H&H Auctions is presenting the ex-Dr. Benjafield Team Lagonda race car at its July 27 sale. Benj afield was the first Englishman to win the Le Mans 24 hour race in V Petersen Auction Group is holding its next sale July 9 in Roseburg, OR, in conjunction with the Graffiti Weekend car celebration. Doors open at 8:00 a.m., the toy and collectible sale begins at 9:30, and cars will cross the block starting at 10:00. 541.915.9133, www. p eters encol 1 ectorc ars .com. (OR) ./ 1939 Chrysler Imperial Woody Station Wagon 1927; the car on offer is his 1934 Lagonda M45 Rapide Le Mans team car, which he drove to 13th place with Sir Richard Gunter in 1935. +44.1925.730630, www .classic-auctions.com. (UK) V Silver Auctions will hold its 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@sportscartnarket.com JULY England — July 11-12 BARONS — Surrey Ohio—July 16 MECUM — Winchester Australia — July 18 SHANNONS — Sydney Colorado — July 22-23 KRUSE — Denver Iowa — July 23 England — July 26-27 H&H — Buxton BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS — Greenwich Connecticut — July 29 KRUSE — Billings AUGUST Montana — July 30 Nevada — Aug. 4-7 SILVER — Reno Michigan — Aug. 6 RM — Rochester England — Aug. 15-16 BARONS — Surrey California — Aug. 18 CHRISTIE'S — Monterey 16  MECUM — Des Moines BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS — Carmel California — Aug. 19 California —Aug. 19 KRUSE — Monterey California —Aug. 19-20 RM — Monterey California — Aug. 20 RUSSO AND STEELE — Monterey California — Aug. 21 GOODING — Pebble Beach Pennsylvania — Aug. 26-27 MECUM — Carlisle Indiana —Aug. 31-Sep. 6 KRUSE — Auburn SEPTEMBER Idaho — Sep. 3-4 SILVER — Sun Valley Australia — Sep. 5 SHANNONS — Melbourne New York — Sep. 9 - 11 RAND/WORKMAN — New York England — Sep. 10 BONHAMS — Beaulieu Ontario — Sep. 14 RM — Dehi England — Sep. 16 BONHAMS — Chichester England — Sep. 19-20 BARONS — Surrey England — Sep. 20-21 H&H — Buxton Michigan — Sep. 23-25 RM — Novi Texas — Sep. 23-24 KRUSE — Fredericksburg OCTOBER Oregon — Oct. 1 SILVER — Portland Pennsylvania — Oct. 6-8 KRUSE — Hershey BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS — Hershey Pennsylvania — Oct. 7 Mississippi — Oct. 7-8 KRUSE — Biloxi Illinois — Oct. 14-15 MECUM — St. Charles Missouri — Oct. 14-16 BRANSON — Branson Tennessee — Oct. 15 KRUSE — Monteagle Ontario — Oct. 21-23 RM — Toronto Australia — Oct. 23 SHANNONS — Sydney England — Oct. 24-25 BARONS — Surrey Nevada — Oct. 28-29 KRUSE — Las Vegas Reno Hot August Nights Auction August 4-7. Among the 850 cars expected to cross the block are a custom 1954 Corvette LS-1 Fuelie and a 1931 Ford Roadster. 800.255.4485, wwvv.silverauctions.com. (NV) VA pair of Harley Earldesigned LaSalle coupes will cross the block August 6 at RM's Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Auction. The 1932 LaSalle Coupe was created specifically for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, while the 1934 LaSalle Convertible Coupe is a rare factory right-handdrive model. 800.211.4371, www .rmauctions.com. (MI) V Christie's  Exceptional Motor Cars at the Monterey Jet Center Sale, to be held August 18, will include a 1965 Ferrari 1512 Fl car, chassis number 0008, which took fourth in the Italian Grand Prix. The car has only changed hands twice: from Ferrari to Luigi Chinetti, and from his family to the present owner. 310.385.2600, www.christies.com. (CA) vICruse International will hold a sale August 19 at Concorso Italiano which will include a 1930 Auburn Speedster and a 1999 Lamborghini GTR. 800.968.4444, The highlight of Bonhams & Butterfields' Quail Lodge Sale, held August 19, is the last Alfa Romeo TZ2 built, chassis 116. Owned by Count Rudy van der Straten, it won numerous awards, including its most recent at the 2003 Goodwood Revival. 415.391.4000, www.butterfields .com. (CA) www.kruse.com. (CA) b, In addition to a 1963 Shelby Cobra, Russo and Steele's Sports and Muscle at the Marriott sale will see a fully-restored Mercedes 300SL cross the block. All cars at the August 20 sale will be offered at no reserve. 480.517.4005, wvvw russoandsteele.com . (CA) V Gooding and Co. will offer a one-off 1939 Chrysler Imperial Woody Station Wagon at its Pebble Beach Auction on August 21. It is one of only two woodies to be recognized by the Classic Car Club of America. 310.899.1960, www. goodingco.com. (CA) t/ The 2006 Maybach 57S super luxury sedan will make its North American debut at RM's Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction, August 19-20. Part of the proceeds from the auction of the 57S, which can do 0-60 mph in under five seconds, will be donated to Boys and Girls Clubs of America. 800.211.4371, www .rmauctions.com. (CA). Sports Car Market


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RM AUCTIONS INC. VINTAGE MOTOR CARS AT MEADOW BROOK HALL IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MEADOW BROOK HALL CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE SATURDAY AUGUST 6, 2005 1935 DUESENBERG MODEL SJ TORPEDO PHAETON Coachwork by Walker LaGrande SJ582 was originally delivered to a Mr. E.L. King of Winona, Wisconsin. Subsequent owners included, John Troka, Marshall Merkes, Gerhardt Zamiet, Ernie Mills and Johnie Bassett. It was acquired by noted collector and enthusiast Mr. Robert Bahre in 1984 who commissioned Chris Charlton to execute a comprehensive and correct restoration following which the Duesenberg was awarded Best of Show at the 1987 Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival. SJ582 is widely considered one of the most attractive SJ Duesenbergs in existence. 1939 LINCOLN ZEPHYR 1934 LASALLE CONVERTIBLE COUPE 1930 DUESENB ERG MODEL J CONVERTIBLE COUPE 1957 BUICK ROADMASTER CONVERTIBLE 1937 CORD 812SC PHAETON 1930 PACKARD MODEL 733 SPORT PHAETON 800-211-4371 www.rmauctions.com ONE CLASSIC CAR DRIVE, BLENHEIM, ONTARIO, CANADA NOP 1A0 TEL: 519-352-4575  FAX: 519-351-1337 Fed' Custom Critical 10 Premier Financial Services ealafs' Putnam Leasing OFFERING THE WORLD'S FINEST MOTOR 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 TALKIN"BOUT THEIR GENERATION Dear SCM: Your pronouncement that the manufacture of collectible cars ceased in the '70s ("Shifting Gears," June 2005) disregards the fact that the automotive collector market is fluid and expanding, changing with time according to the motivations of the buyers. Looking outside the microcosm of B-J Arizona and Monterey, collectors only one generation younger than you are already stepping up and supporting the price of a variety of modem automobiles that in time will appreciate for the usual reasons: technological significance, provenance, desirability, rarity, and usability. What will the next generation buy? I can only judge by the gems that I search for every day and the cars appearing in my peers' garages. Most are still regarded as depreciated used cars, but I think the list points to changing trends and future collectibles. Dear SCM: Your usual "let's don't take ourselves too seriously" editorial style went out the car window with Editor Martin's "The End of Collectible Cars" column. His premise is solid: "people collect the cars they wanted to have when they were young." And there is no denying the golden 1955-73 era, but he draws the wrong conclusion. Here's why. Beauty and performance on your local back roads and a following are the only necessary 1998 Corvette, collectible someday? I've been searching for a '90 RX-7 GTUs. Built in the low 100s, the factory racing version of this model is earning its provenance as one of the most winning models in SCCA ITS history. Your report on my bid for this car, if I could find one, would no doubt include the term "stupid money." Try having a tug of war with a BMWCCA member over an M3 Lightweight, or perhaps you don't need that GNX anymore, or have a brace of 1LE Camaros that you can liquidate cheap. The street racing and import scene have made cherry, unmodified lastgeneration Turbo Zs unobtainium, and price is already increasing from the historical minimum. As long as car collecting continues its current trend of increasing popularity, it is inevitable that the supply of vehicles will have to be augmented with modern collectibles. The trend is already apparent, and is no doubt a harbinger of the changing tastes of some younger collectors.—David Bongiovanni, San Francisco, CA 18 attributes for collectibility. Yes, rarity and provenance increase, sometimes drastically, the price of your favorite motorcar, but they aren't necessary for collectibility. Simple current examples that meet my collectibility criteria are 356 Porsches, '65 Mustangs, and many of the muscle cars. They aren't rare, and many don't even have a clear, documented ownership history, let alone provenance. But hey, they are a blast to drive, they turn heads, and draw crowds. Plus, they are easy to keep running, and they each have local and national clubs to fuel interest. In youth, almost all cars are unaffordable, so later attaining any vehicle that has captured your heart gives about the same satisfaction, whether it's a $25k road warrior or a multimillion-dollar concours treasure. I concede the dark period, 1970s to mid-'80s, with its detuned, ugly, long-nosed, shriveled remnants of the golden age. The question remains: Are there any cars in the last 10-15 years or so that can form that loving bond of youth, are gorgeous, fun to drive, and will still be easily kept on the road 10-15 years from now? Yes, many! Notice the Miata funsters and its SCCA racing growth? C5 Corvettes are going to be in many garages. My favorite, the Porsche Boxster, has provided several predriver's-license-age boys and girls a thrilling, memorable ride. I'll bet a few of them are still thinking about the future day when.... There are many more examples that meet this collectible criteria of love and looks and fun-in-motion: Mini Cooper S, '80s Porsche 911s, 350Zs, BMW 3-series ragtops, etc. They're not rare, but they have a devoted following. Ten years from now, the collectible premium may be small over a regular used car, but so much the better. As you know, it's hard to stop after the first collectible. And there will still be enough McLaren, Ferrari, Ford and Porsche supercars to satisfy the collectors who need to drop the bigger bucks. There is something for everyone coming into the collectible hobby. These highervolume collectibles mean the hobby and industry will be better off, with even more participants, clubs, events, and camaraderie than ever. Great investments? Maybe not. Great collectibles? You bet. — Valley, AZ Dear SCM: After reading Publisher Keith Martin's column on "The End of Collectible Cars," I have to say he reached a highly entertaining and, ultimately, false conclusion. Let me refresh you with a wonderful statement made about the alleged impossibility of restoring a modem car with all that plastic, spot welds and lack of soul found in those classics of the Roaring Twenties, Dirty Thirties, et al. The man concluded no one would bother. Who would want a 1965 GTO, for crying out loud? Turns out that plenty do and will pay silly money to own one. It would be fascinating and horrifying to be able to step outside the time/space continuum and see what the future brings in the way of vehicles. Once we see that the 2029 version of the Ferrari runs on extra virgin olive oil and produces an ungodly 12.9 hp with Mike Eisele, Paradise Sports Car Market Editor & Publisher General Manager Art Director KEITH MARTIN DAVID SLAMA KRISTEN ONODAY Editorial Manager Senior Copy Editor Copy Editor KRISTEN HALL-GEISLER JEFF SABATINI BILL NEILL Senior Auction Analysts DAVE KINNEY Auction Analysts RICHARD HUDSON-EVANS JOHN APEN B. MITCHELL CARLSON DANIEL GRUNWALD Senior Contributing Editor DAVE BROWNELL Contributing Editors STEVE AHLGRIM GARY ANDERSON CARL BOMSTEAD JOHN DRANEAS PAUL DUCHENE BENGT HALVORSON DONALD OSBORNE JIM SCHRAGER MICHAEL SHEEHAN THOR THORSON Contributors KATHY KARAPONDO RAYMOND MILO MARIT ANNE PETERSON STEVE SERIO LT. 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assist from the competition-spec Segway performance wheels and balance mechanism, we'll run screaming into our clapped-out Z24 Cavalier convertibles and sob mercilessly to the AC-Delco radio gods, pleading forgiveness for swapping out the head for a Kenwood CD player. I know this much: People will collect what they recall as being warm and positive in their lives, be it Beatles albums or Ferrari Testarossas. The reason so many future collectible pundits get it wrong is they are unable to assess what the current generation really identifies as positive, cool items. That doesn't mean we shouldn't try. Hell, that's half the fun of the hobby. I've already picked out my future collectibles, and am willing to bet I've made good guesses. I guess we'll know for sure in 15 years. At any rate, it was very entertaining reading.—Pat Smith, Reisterstown, MD Dear SCM: Editor Martin's column surely surprised me. If I read it correctly, you are arguing that there is now a fixed supply of collectible cars; that no car going forward can be rare, beautiful, be raced or owned by someone famous. Other than the rarity issue, the other three can surely be had in the future. Your drawbridge mentality essentially dismisses plenty of other fine cars both in the immediate past and in the future. Let's face it: The cars of the noted era were mostly lacking in brakes, were not reliable or sturdy, and perfected the art of exaggerated oversteer. Would a Boxster rust like a 356? Which car would you rather drive on a daily basis: a Daytona or a 430? In the end, a new collector class—our children—will judge cars differently than today's overfed and under-taxed Baby Boomers. A Superbird selling for $200,000 is God's way of telling us we have too much money. Love your mag.—Jim Scott, San Diego, CA The above are just a few of the comments we received. I certainly agree that enthusiasts will always find cars they desire, from every era. But 1 maintain that when looked at from a historical perspective, the vast majority of cars that will be deemed first- or second-tier collectibles will come from the August 2005  pristine original example with a unique history. The most desirable models are generally agreed to be factory racers from the 1950s, followed by the TV200, SX200, GP200 (DL200), and the TV175 Series 1,2, and 3. Worth six figures soon, according to the owner 1955-73 era. Miatas and MGBs make an apt comparison—both are fun cars, and when twenty years old, the Miata will have more value than a Cavalier just as an MGB is worth more than a Maverick. But both sports cars are entry-level collectibles. As we move further up the food chain, the number of cars produced since 1973 that combine beauty, competition provenance and limited production, three of the key factors in first- and second-tier collectibility, becomes very thin indeed—ED. GET THE PRICE RIGHT Dear SCM: I collect vintage German automobiles and historic and vintage race cars. I thought I would bring to your attention an error I discovered in your reporting of a Mercedes-Benz 220 SE that I purchased at the Russo and Steele auction in Scottsdale, AZ. SCM reported in the May 2005 issue on page 68 that this car sold for $74,093. I purchased the car at the hammer price of $63,500. In addition, the description of this car is not accurate. This, of course, is in the eye of the beholder; however, it should be noted that other SCM Gold members that have looked at the car thought it more a 2+ or a 1-, rather than the 2 rating SCM gave it. The entire engine bay and engine are correct and fully restored to concours condition, as well as the interior. The undercarriage is in fact driven, but very limited from full restoration. Also, it should be noted that this is a rare fuel injection model. I am confident when the time comes this car will bring over $100,000 based on current values. Condition is all subjective. The hammer price is not.—Scott Tyler, Clearwater, FL Scott, thank you for this correction. We checked with the auction company, and they confirmed that the final price for the 220 SE was $63,500 plus 8% commission, for a total of $68,580.—ED. SCOOTER NEWS Dear SCM: As principal owner of one of the longest running Lambretta businesses in existence, it was great to see Paul Duchene's article in your May issue (p. 102). The popularity of Lambrettas has exploded over the last decade, and as a result some common misconceptions about these wonderful machines (and a couple of minor technical errors) have crept into his otherwise excellent article. On the technical side, the 1947 Model A featured a foot shifter, rather than a twist-grip gearshift, and was actually the only model ever produced with this system. All subsequent models had the twist-grip gearshift system. Also, only the third series of Li and TV machines (introduced in 1961) were considered "Slimstyle" models. The curvaceous styling of the first and second series machines left no doubt that they were designed in the '50s. Lastly, the serial number can be found on the right side of the main frame tube in the engine compartment, just below the fuel tank. Resale values have risen sharply over the past few years, and it is not uncommon for some models to fetch prices into five figures, with the occasional SX200 or TV200 garnering $20k if it is a As a consequence of this rise in value, a flood of Lambrettas from India and the far east are hitting the worldwide market. As the scooter boom faded in the late '60s, Innocenti began to dump inventory in countries like Vietnam, and many of the scooters that ended up there were TV! 75s and SX200s. These same scooters are now being "restored" and sold worldwide, albeit at generally lower prices than European or North American examples. Their quality ranges from fair to mind-blowingly horrible, and as the supply of vintage scooters dwindles, more and more of these scooters are structurally unsound, with instances of front forks snapping off and frames breaking in two not unheard of. Luckily, the discerning buyer need only look for a few telltale signs of a Far East restoration. All Lambrettas but the GP models featured gray body rubber molding and floor strips. Machines from the Far East almost invariably have black rubber fitted. Generic hardware, such as panhead screws with both Phillips and slotted heads, will be used throughout. Chrome and polished stainless steel trim will be added to hide flaws in the bodywork, especially along the edges of the floorboards and around the front fender. The electrical wiring will come nowhere close to original specs, and in many cases all of the wires on the machine will be the same color. The scooter pictured in your article has at least two of these telltale signs, and is almost surely a Far East product. As for finding a restorable Lambretta, European (and in particular Italian) machines are often preferable to North American ones, because spare parts have always been available in Europe to the dedicated owner who was willing to do a little digging through old dealerships or at auto jumbles. 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Taylor  J.J. Best  J.R. Rouse  Jaguar Select Edition  Kirkland Concours d'Elegance Kruse International  Maserati  Morgan West  NYC Concours d'Elegance  Parish Heacock  Park Place Ltd  Paul Russel and Company  Potts Auction  Passport Transport  Premier Financial  Putnam Leasing  Quail Lodge  Rand/Workman  Re-Originals  RM Auctions  Ron Tonkin  RPM Autobooks  Russo and Steele  Silver Auctions  Spyder Enterprises  Steve Austin's Automobilia  Surrey Motor Sports  Symbolic Motors  INC Enterprises  USAppraisal  Vantaaj Restoration & Repair Vintage Motors of Sarasota  Vintage Rallies  VIR the Gallery  World Travel  20  132 43 6 87 128 93 67 45 127 7 121 117 11 115 61, 91 21 129 31 55 105 101 71 99 131 15 49 23 59 4, 17 39 127 81 119 129 129 128 3 128 127 59 95 93 97 129 Spoils Car Market Contrast that to the situation in the U.S. and Canada, where for decades people had to resort to some pretty ingenious (and occasionally hysterical) bodgery to keep their machines going. Thankfully, not everyone who wants one of these wonderful machines will have to buy something used for much longer. We have been working in conjunction with a Seattle-based company to develop and market a new Lambretta styled scooter line, named the "Series V," which will be manufactured here in the U.S. and will blend modern technologies with the same classic lines that made the Lambretta the Ferrari of the scooter world. New models should hit showroom floors in 2006.— Vince Mross, via e-mail SCAM ALERT Dear SCM: I just read your article in Sports Car Market about the collector car scams originating in Indonesia. Unfortunately, your article hit very close to home for me. For the past two weeks, I have been working on a deal with one of the people you mentioned in your article, Angie Renzi, for an Aston Martin DB4 Vantage. Angie advertised the car in a Canadian classifieds publication called Buy and Sell. The ad featured a picture My Isetta's not a scam, but the buyers are of the car and gave a Yahoo e-mail address. I contacted the seller, who was selling the car for $25k. Supposedly, the car was purchased originally by Angie's father and imported to Indonesia when new. When I asked Angie why she would sell the car for 1/5th of the value that could be achieved in the States, Angie said it was because it was right hand drive. Yeah, right! Angie also said she could arrange shipping to the states "through a friend" for $1,800. I asked for an additional engine photo, which was provided. I asked for the serial number, which was provided and would be appropriate for the type of car. I must say that everything looked very legitimate up to this point, but I was leery because of the Indonesia connection. I contacted a shipping company which warned me about dealing for a car in Indonesia. I then e-mailed Angie and asked that she accept escrow and an inspection. Angie said no, and that she would only accept a bank transfer. At that point, the negotiations ended. When I saw your article, my concerns were validated. Thanks very much! I'm very pleased that I don't have to think about what could have been. Anyway, I thought you might enjoy hearing the story. Thanks, again, for bringing this issue up for all to see. Hopefully it will keep others from the same slippery slope.—Daren Kloes, Everett, WA Dear SCM: I am a long-time subscriber who just ran an ad for the first time with you. My ad for my '57 BMW Isetta is currently on your Web site. I've gotten two e-mail responses to the ad so far, and they are nearly identical, asking for confidential information so they can "complete the transaction." This is so obviously a scam that it actually has me nervous that "they" have my e-mail address and home phone. Have other advertisers reported similar scams to you? What, short of ignoring these crooks, can be done to pursue any possible action against them? My overriding concern is that these 21st century con artists are preying on your other advertisers. Maybe, similar to what Hemmings does, you need to publish written warnings about these scams in your magazine.—Richard Reina, Neshanic Station, NJ Thank you, Richard. We now have a section on our Web site for readers to post Internet scams they encounter Your suggestion to have a warning as a part of our classifieds is a good one and will be implemented.—ED.•


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AMERICA by NIUE The Ongoing Saga of SCM Subscribers Driving a 7960 Fiat 2100 from Ohio to Oregon Next Stop: L.A. We're going to pack a survival kit before the next leg across the desert: margaritas and an umbrella CHAPTER 15: A NEW DISTRIBUTOR Regional Airport director of operations Mike Hoza—they were about to transplant a new distributor into our 1960 FIAT 2100. We are pleased to report that the installation went well, and that within a week of press time the FIAT should be headed to the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles under its own power. "We had no problems at all with the install," Fiat Guru Hoza e-mailed. "The total time to R&R the distributor, rewire the cap, and time the ignition was approximately 45 minutes. Doing the job was simple. I pulled a few sparkplugs to see that the bum pattern was fine. The ticking noise that I had heard originally was caused by the advance weights in the old distributor. With the new unit installed, the engine is quiet. I was interested to see if any metal shavings had found their way into the engine via the distributor shaft, but luckily none had." W We asked Hoza how he had acquired the dubious title of "Fiat Guru," and he replied, "I am not sure how I received the title, unless 'guru' means anyone foolish enough to tackle a 45-year-old Fiat. "I worked for a German car service center in Toronto and acquired vast experience on Porsche 914s, 928s, and 944s; BMW 2002s and 320s; Audi Foxes and 5000s; and Mercedes 123-chassis vehicles. I have also worked on hen we last heard from the Phoenix Flyboys—commercial airline pilot Matt Packard and Phoenix . Hoza out of making any further adjust- ments to the FIAT's brakes or clutch, preferring not to upset the delicate balance of decrepitude that allows any old Italian car to continue operating. Even taking this precaution, the guys encountered another problem when the battery recently went dead. Packard ensured us that regardless of the trouble that's befallen him during his stint with the FIAT, he's still confident taking it to California. "We're going to pack a survival kit, just in case," he said. "Margaritas and an umbrella." Steve Hoza, Jim Mironchik, Matt Packard, and Mike Hoza dozens of Fiat 850s, 124s, and 128s. This is the first time I have ever seen a 2100. "I have owned a 1970 Opel GT 1900, 1968 Opel GT 1100, 1969 Opel Ralley 1100, Triumph TR6, 1964 Volkswagen Type 1, and a 1977 Mercedes 300D. So I guess the two areas of automotive expertise I possess are Weber carburetors and Opels. Both of these talents are no longer in high demand. "Thank you and your readers for letting me be a part of this adventure. It had been a while since I had such a project." With the distributor now fixed, Hoza says the car looks to be in "fine shape." Though we all know better, Packard did manage to talk Though the FIAT is still at least a six-hour drive away from him, we thought it might be good to check in on Petersen Museum director Dick Messer, and warn him. He affirmed that he will be accepting the FIAT at the museum if and when it arrives there. (We wonder if this is part of an affirmative action program that the museum is bound to by California law, or whether Messer is telling the truth when he says he is eagerly anticipating the arrival of the SCM FIAT.) As the current owner of three Fiats, he should know what he's getting himself into by volunteering to help drive our car up the coast towards a rendezvous with Martin Swig in San Francisco. Swig will add his own Fiats to the final caravan to SCM headquarters in Portland, OR. Please send all comments and suggestions regarding the FIAT to fiat@sportscarmarket .com.• FIAT SUMMARY Months of ownership: 16 Miles driven since purchase: 2,721 Recent new parts: Distributor ($200), wire connector ($0.05) Total investment: $3,541.40 Cost per mile: $1.30 Cost per month: $221.34 Modern option: 2005 VW New Beetle, $221/month, 60 months lease (Edmunds.com ) How to start the SCM FIAT..  22  ...and how to finish it Sports (or Market


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Affordable Classic 1968 Triumph TR250 For parts support to be any better, Girl Scouts would have to give away TR250 distributor caps with their cookie orders by Rob Sass A mong all the great stories of British car industry ineptitude, the genesis of the Triumph TR250 must rank among the best. Triumph had planned to replace the TR4A in the summer of 1967 with the car that eventually became known as the TR6. However, as legend has it, the Germans at Karmann who handled the development of the new model supplied all the tooling specifications in metric units. Unfortunately, the Brits were still employing the English system, and the resultant conversion not only taxed Triumph's slide rules, but also delayed the TR6 launch. Thus the hastily designed TR250 was pushed out the door in its place, destined to live for just a single model year. It was based on the same Giovanni Michelotti-styled TR4 body that dated back to 1961, but with an important change. In place of the TR4A's agricultural 2.2-liter four-cylinder, the TR250 got a smooth-revving inline six, essentially a stroked version of the motor found in the Triumph 2000 sedans. Calling this new powerplant "understressed" is just a kind way of calling it underachieving. In a feat seldom matched by modem engine designers, Triumph engineers nearly attained a less-than-coveted output of fifty hp per liter. With an additional 300 cc of displacement and two more cylinders than the four-cylinder unit it replaced, the inline six managed only six more horsepower (Ill hp vs. 105). At least torque was improved, from 128 to 152 lb-ft. Officially, Triumph blamed U.S. emission regulations for not importing the potent Lucas fuel-injected TR5, essentially the same car as the Stromberg-carbureted TR250 but with about 45 additional horses. (Curiously, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and BMW all managed to certify mechanically fuel-injected engines during the same era.) Many suspect that Triumph just didn't have enough faith in its U.S. dealer network to service what was a rather finicky fuel-injection system. But the TR250 wasn't all bad. Even in carbureted form, the new six was a pleasant engine. Creamy smooth and with abundant torque, it could propel the TR250 to 60 mph in about ten seconds, pretty much on par with a Healey 3000. The exhaust note is also up there with the all-time British greats. The TR250 resembles the TR4A, with the addition of a silver transverse hood stripe. While 24  Classic styling, 6cylinder engine this may not be everyone's cup of tea, it does lend a period look. Behind the wheel, the TR250 is quite a nice car as far as British sports cars go. The seats are comfortable and offer decent support, and the cockpit, although narrow, is reasonably accommodating for two averagesized people. Happily, little engine heat invades the interior. The full complement of Smiths gauges, although minus the chrome rings of earlier cars, is still handsome. Unexpectedly, face-level ventilation in the form of two "eyeball" vents on the dash provides welcome relief on warm days. The dash itself, while changed to a matte finish for "safety" reasons, is still a real plank of wood. No tacky rubber-and-vinyl injustice suffered here like that on the post-1967 MGB. While the TR250 inherited as standard the optional independent rear suspension from the TR4A, don't expect it to perform like a modem multi-link setup. The car still points its nose skyward under acceleration and dives on braking, and the ride is fairly bouncy. On the positive side, the servo-assisted front disc and rear drum brakes are more than adequate. The car is a great around-town driver, though overdrive is a nice option to have for higher-speed cruising. Other  desirable  options include 72-spoke painted wire wheels (the standard setup was steel wheels with nasty fake Rostyle hubcaps), a tonneau cover and Michelin X redline tires. The most fully trifled car I have seen had all of the above, plus dealer-installed a/c, dealeroption magnesium wheels, and the rare "surrey top." This consisted of a handsome, wraparound fixed backlight with a re- movable center section in either steel or fabric. No convertible top was fitted to these cars, and they look fantastic presented this way. The usual considerations in approaching any old car apply to the TR250 as well. Rust is the number one enemy, but not only in the floors and body panels—in the frames as well. This is especially true in the vital rear trailing arm mounting points. Drivetrains are generally robust, with the weakest point being the clutch. The Roadster Factory (www.the-roadster-factory.com) offers a heavy-duty clutch package that is the best fix in this area, and runs $319. It also operates a rebuilding business for, among other things, the rear hubs and half shafts that always seem to be in need of attention. These will set you back $269 (plus a $150 refund if you send back the cores). For parts support to be any better, Girl Scouts would have to give away TR250 distributor caps with cookie orders. Nearly everything is available, and committed suppliers even reproduce items such as the unique green radiator hoses that the cars came with when new. The future collectibility of the TR250 is an interesting question. Most attention in naming the heir apparent to the Big Healeys has been focused on the TR6, the obvious next British sports car that should see serious appreciation. I'm not sure, however, that I agree—and the reason is the TR250. DETAILS British Leyland built 92,000 TR6s in a production run that ended less than 30 years ago. Furthermore, Karmann did such a competent job designing the TR6 that it barely looks dated today. This means it lacks much of the vintage charm of a Healey or MGA. Year produced: 1968 Number produced: 8,484 Original list price: $3,395 SCM Price Guide: $15,000- $20,000 Tune-up/major service $250 Distributor cap: $13.95 Chassis #: plate mounted on left inner fender Engine #: left side of block Club: Vintage Triumph Register, P.O. Box 655, Howell, MI 48844 Web site: vtr.org Alternatives: 1956-59 Austin-Healey 100-6, 1959-64 Daimler SP250, 1967-69 MGC SCM Investment Grade: B The TR250, however, is another story. The safety regulations of 1967 didn't hurt it badly, and the six-cylinder makes it an infinitely better car than its wellregarded older sister, the TR4A. The short tailfins, vestigial hood bulge, and full-wheel cutouts give it a tough look that's firmly rooted in the early sixties. Combine this with its singleyear-only status and I think the TR250 is a real sleeper, the best alternative to spending forty or fifty large on a Healey 3000. • Sports& Market


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Legal Files John Draneas Everything Works, Just Don't Drive It Once all the repairs were completed, I asked the seller to compensate me and showed him the receipts. He told me to get lost D ear SCM: Six months ago 1 purchased a 1965 Corvette 327/375 Fuelie roadster from a well-known Corvette specialist dealer for $85,000. The car was reported in writing to be numbersmatching and completely operational, condition 2+. But after driving the car on the highway at 60 mph for 30 minutes and in traffic for 15 minutes, I discovered a large number of problems. From serious overheating to fuelinjection problems, fuel leaks, oil leaks, and an inoperative wiper motor, the total repair bill was about $8,000. I informed the dealer of the problems, which took the better part of three months to correct. During that time he said to save the receipts and we would work something out. Once the repairs were completed, I asked him to compensate me and showed him the receipts, whereupon he basically told me to get lost. I reminded him that when he sold me the car he claimed that everything worked. He replied that the car worked for him every time he drove it around the block to get gas, and that the car was not supposed to be driven like I drive it. I could not believe what I was hearing. "You mean to tell me that when you said 'everything works,' you meant only to start it, drive it a couple of blocks, then put it away?" To which he answered, "Yes," and said something about collector cars being just to look at. So what do I do? When a car is claimed to be fully operational, does that not imply operational for common driving conditions? Do I have any legal recourse to be compensated for the work performed to get the car operational for normal driving?—B.C., Florida At first glance, this seems like a pretty simple situation, with little doubt that our reader is entitled to compensation for his stack of repair bills. But during my 30 years of legal practice, I have learned three important things. The first is that your clients never really tell you everything the first time. The second is that there are always at least two sides to every story. And finally, that the truth in any legal dispute usually lies somewhere in between the first two points. MORE TO THE STORY I asked the reader to send me a copy of the written report that he mentioned was a part of the sale. When he checked his sales documents, he found that the dealer had specified nothing in writing as to the condition of car. Nor was there a written warranty. "I only have [the dealer's] verbal comments, 26  "Working" does not necessarily mean working well, working perfectly, working under adverse conditions, or working for long. Nor does it mean not being in need of any repairs. Consider a motor that runs and drives but burns a quart of oil every 100 miles and needs a rebuild. Is it still "working?" Probably. Just.fine /Or going around the block with witnesses, that he said everything on the car works, and that it was a solid condition #2 car," the reader told me. "I believe the actual verbiage was, 'In complete working order. — He went on to affirm that at no time, either verbally or in writing, did the dealer mention that there was anything wrong with the car. The reader also told me that the dealer understood that he would probably rally the Corvette as well as take it to a race track. A POTENTIAL LAWSUIT While this still looks like a pretty strong misrepresentation case, our reader has two problems, the most important being that he has nothing in writing. The law does not require that representations or statements about the car be made in writing in order to be the basis of a claim. But it's a heck of lot easier to prove what was actually said if it's on paper, which is why my number-one mantra is to get everything in writing. While this usually means paying an attorney some money, it's cheap insurance against what in this case turned out to be an $8k disagreement. Our reader states that he had witnesses present when the dealer described the condition of the Corvette, and this may be enough. Still, people hear and remember things differently, and the last thing you want at a trial is to get into a "Rashomon" retelling of the events. EVERYTHING WORKS, MOSTLY The second problem our reader faces in winning his case comes in what the law will interpret as the core of the contract. While the words the dealer used to describe the Corvette are simple enough, they are also capable of having more than one meaning. Just what does "everything works" mean? I don't think that the statement that the Corvette was a #2 car is a slam dunk, either. After all, SCM routinely rates auction cars as #2s without driving them. The 'Vette in question may have had a whole host of minor problems, but none of these were readily evident prior to the sale. THE VERDICT Although this case could go either way, I still like our reader's chances. The context for considering any misrepresentation claim should be based on what the purchaser would be reasonably expected to believe as a result of the seller's statements. With the way this car was represented and the dealer knowing of our reader's intended use, I would think that a judge or jury would conclude that the dealer misled our subscriber into believing that this car was better than it was, and would hold the dealer responsible for at least a portion of the repairs. The moral here is to avoid this sort of situation by not just relying on the seller's descriptions of the collector car. Always get a thorough pre-purchase inspection and perform an extensive test drive. These are old cars, and they aren't perfect. Get everything in a sales contract clearly stated, avoiding generalizations like "everything works" or "needs nothing." A checklist that rates each significant component of the car for condition on a sliding scale will make it a lot harder for the seller to change his story later. Don't be reluctant to spend some money to draw up a written contract that spells out the specific condition and terms of a sale, as legal fees will always be a small percentage of the purchase price of a car. Do the math and it's usually far less than the tax and license costs. That's really pretty affordable protection and certainly much less expensive than a lawsuit after the fact.• 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 can be reached at legalfiles@sportscarmarket.com . Sports Car Market


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SCM Our Cars What SCM contributors own, and how they use them JAGUAR XK 140 OTS Owner: Carl Bornstead Purchase price and date: $60,000; April 2004 Mileage since purchase: 1,200 promised my wife a Jaguar as a wedding present. The years went by and this commitment went unfulfilled—even with frequent reminders of my debt. A Jaguar XK6, as an everyday driver, did not fill the bill. She wanted a "real" Jaguar: an XK or XKE in a decent color. Recent work: Detail and re-detail, changed fluids About 30 years ago, I I was not comfortable in the cockpit of the 120s we looked at, and she did not care for the styling of the 150s. When we discovered a recently restored XK 140 roadster (or open twoseater in Jag-speak), she became, at long last, an owner. I took the 140 on a few delightful shake-down cruises before I reluctantly handed the car over to my wife. She moved the driver's seat up as far as it would go. "I can't reach the pedals!" she cried. "Darn," I responded, trying not to sound too pleased. 1987/67 CITROEN 2CV Owner: Paul Duchene Purchase price and date: $6,500; April 2005 Mileage since purchase: about 500 Recent work: Replaced gas lines and battery (it sat for a year); had Langlitz make straps for the top when it's open Identifying an "original" pre- '67 Mini or Citroen 2CV is like guessing the age of a Southern Californian. I've owned five 2CVs, but this rust-free car is the best. Like most in the U.S., it's a mongrel, with key 1967 bits to establish pre-smog and -safety year of registration to keep the DMV happy, and many newer parts. My 2CV is a tree-frog green Sauss Ente model, complete with duck cartoon. Most of it was sold in Kiel, Germany in 1987. It later went to Helsinki, then was blind-traded to the U.S. for a 1972 Citroen SM, which arrived with orange and black striped front seats. Luckily, a friendly German collector stripped the correct seats from his car, which was due to be crushed on trade-in. With 40,000 miles on it, this Deux Chevaux is like a three-year-old car. The 602-cc engine should deliver 45 mpg at 70 mph for 100,000 miles, and parts are no problem—seven million were sold from 1948-90. 1969 365 GTB/4"C" DAYTONA COMPETIZIONE CONVERSION Owner: Mike Sheehan Purchase price and date: Not much change left from $300,000; November 2004, Number of races since purchase: 6 Recent work: New springs, shocks, sway bars and a serious diet to remove 170 pounds Ever since reading Road & Track's report on the 1972 Le Mans race, which described a horde of Competizione Daytonas shrieking down the Mulsanne straight, I've liked the brutish good looks, massive power and dirt-track-style handling of the racing Daytonas. I own a Daytona (S/N 12681), converted into a competizione model by Piet Roelofs in Holland in 1985, that Trace in the North American Ferrari-Maserati Historic Challenge. Daytonas are heavy, and their weight kills handling, braking, tires and over-fatigued drivers. S/N 12681 is my third Competizione Daytona, and easily the fastest and most evolved I've owned. It weighs 2,990 lbs, has 462 hp at 7,800 rpm, and 335 ft-lbs of torque at 6,900. The torque curve looks like a Kansas horizon, so power is not a problem. My 365 GTB/4 "C" was built in 1969, so it is smogexempt and licensed and registered for the road in California, making it the ultimate "race it one weekend and take it to the Crystal Cove Concours the next weekend" weapon of choice. 28  Sports Car Market 1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 BN7 Owners: Gary and Genie Anderson Purchase price and date: $7,500; September 1985 Mileage since purchase: 24,000 Recent work: Overdrive rebuild, new clutch, tune-up I had purchased my first Healey on a whim in 1984, but it was in pretty bad shape. When we saw this one, a very original BN7 six-cylinder roadster, at a club event, I knew I had to have it. I hounded the owner for over a year. He finally relented when he needed cash in a hurry, and it was mine. An unexpected win in my first concours hooked me. Then in 1991, on a 2,000-mile tour to Colorado, it blew all its oil out onto the road. We shipped it home and undertook a complete frame-up restoration. We've continued to drive and show the car, so it's not surprising that 14 years and 20,000 miles later, the overdrive had to be rebuilt and the clutch replaced. I'm also replacing the carpeting, but the car should be back on the road for a show and tour soon.


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Bonham Et BUTTERFIELDS AUCTIONEERS Et APPRAISERS Final Call for Entries 1 An Important Sale of Fine Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor Cars and Related Automobilia Friday July 29, 2005 RROC National Meet Greenwich, CT Preview Thursday July 28, 2005 Inquiries Mark Osborne (415) 503 3353, mark.osborne@bonhams.com Andrew Reilly (415) 503 3285, andrew.reilly@bonhams.com Malcolm Barber (415) 503 3203, malcolm.barber@bonhams.com David Patndge (603) 279 8555, david.patridge@bonhams.com Illustrated Catalog: $40 plus S&H Bonhams & Butterfields  220 San Bruno Avenue  San Francisco, CA 94103  +1(415) 391 4000 USA  +1 (415) 391 4040 fax Bonhams  UK  101 New Bond Street  London W1S 1SR  +44 (0) 20 7629 6602 +44 (0) 20 7629 8876 fax Bonhams & Butterfields is proud to announce its third annual sale of fine Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars and related automobilia in conjunction with the Rolls-Royce Owners Club Now in its third year, we are particularly pleased to be holding our sale Friday afternoon at the Ox Ridge Hunt Club in Darien, Connecticut that will also be host to the Concours d' Elegance, the culmination of the week long Rolls-Royce and Bentley celebration Already consigned to this sale is the 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom H Croydon Convertible Coupe by Brewster. This fabulous and rare motor car from the Estate of Robert Stormont has been in the same ownership for approximately 55 years, having been acquired in 1949 from the first owner, and subsequently having had just two owners since new. We now invite additional select consignments to this important sale, and invite you to join us Pictured. 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom ll Croydon Convertible Coupe by Brewster Europe Bonhams 7, Av. Pictet de Rochemont 1207 Geneva, Switzerland  +41 22 300 3160 +41 22 300 3035 fax www.bonhams.com/us 2005, Bonhams & Butterfields AucOoneers (op AR oghts reserved Bond No 5713581323253


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SCM Picks Future Restorers at McPherson More than 80 cars were on display at the only college in the U.S. to offer a degree in Automotive Restoration Technology by Adam Martin The path to Pebble starts here T he sixth annual College Auto Restorations Students Club (C.A.R.S.) Show was held May 7 on the campus of McPherson College in McPherson, KS. McPherson (www.mcpherson .edu) is the only accredited four-year liberal arts college that offers a degree in Automotive Restoration Technology, which was established in 1976 through the generosity and foresight of local entrepreneur Gaines H. "Smokey" Billue. He provided funds for the construction of Templeton Hall, which houses the program, along with additional operating capital through the donation of a portion of his classic and antique car collection—an initial investment of over $2.5 million. The goal of the program is to teach the skills necessary for an authentic restoration, including the painstaking research that goes on before the first wrench is turned. A 75-mile tour through the Kansas countryside kicked off this year's event. The first stop was the Kansas Motorcycle Museum in Marquette, followed by a tour of Goldfield Trim and Upholstery, owned and operated by Gary Martin, a former auto restoration professor at McPherson. A serendipitous encounter with one of Martin's customers led the group to Salina, KS, to visit a private collection of hot rods and muscle cars. That night, the C.A.R.S. Club joined forces with local car club Mac Cruisers to host a car show for the entire community. The clubs cordoned off a city block in downtown McPherson to create a showcase for more Tote). we are in Kansas From left: Nathan Morris, Hager!) President McKee! Hagerty,  Seth Ncnvrocki, Brian Martin, Randy Elber  than 50 local collectible cars. Saturday, the Kansas clouds burned off, and the weather was excellent for the show. More than 80 cars arrived on campus, where Event Chairman Brian Schoenecker and Derrick Ward had been working with their team of volunteers for twelve weeks to prepare. Each car was placed in the appropriate judging category, registered, and ushered onto the show field by the parking staff. Two local radio stations were on-site, broadcasting live from the event. After the awards ceremony, the Auto Restoration Department announced its annual scholarship recipients. Sophomore Nathan Morris, junior Seth Nawrocki, and senior Brian Martin each received $5,000 1962 Studebaker truck under restoration by student Jay Derbridge scholarships from the Collectors Foundation, which was created by Hagerty Collector Car Insurance, while junior Randy Elber was the recipient of the $20,000 Mercedes-Benz scholarship. All four students are extremely grateful for their scholarships, and are looking forward to their summer internships and continuing at McPherson next year. Event chairman Schoenecker commented, "If we hope to have excellent restorers ten or twenty years from now, they have be trained today. Seeing how well these cars turned out, and how hard all the students worked, leads me to believe that when you are getting your car ready for Pebble Beach in 2025, it will be a graduate of McPherson that you call on to make it happen."• 30  Sports Car Market


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During the weekend of September 30th through October 2nd l '2005 You are invited to attend the inaugural New York City Concours Aleciance at Central Park. qj  1,1 1119111111 11 111111111 u  aau""g■ IE t1  111  1 1111 1,11E NYC Concours crElecjance, A Timeless Classic Bringing history back to its roots 101 years after the very first Automobile Salon opened in New York City. The return of this unique and highly regarded event will be held in New York City's world famous Central Park, September 30th through October 2nd, 2005. IN CON (OUR S DILE ANCE ..17114t Known for its breathless city views and calming serenity Central Park provides a dramatic scenic backdrop for this exclusive world class event with New York City's best Hotels, Restaurants and shopping just steps away. Only the most important and significant classic cars will be shown during this special event making it almost a World Championship for the best classic cars. The third and final day will be an exclusive "Ferrari only" event showing the best examples of this fascinating marque. You are invited to join thousands of automobile enthusiasts and car collectors from all over the world to enjoy three full days of exciting automobiles on display which will be judged by renowned automotive experts, journalists, race car drivers and celebrities. ply, Sept. 301 - Sunday, Oct. 2nd' 2005 For further information regarding corporate and VIP hospitality contact: Yop1( Cji COUCOUPS d'Elegance New York NY USA Tel. 212-319-0800 info@nycconcoursdelegance.com


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SCM Around the World Copperstate 1000 A tour is a blast across the country in vintage cars with close friends who will take each other's abuse—often and with a sense of humor by Steve Serio %bitting the Southwest in a 1932 :ilia Romeo 8C 2300 W 32 hen the invitation to the Copperstate 1000 came, I needed a thousand-mile break after a ridiculously long and dreary New England winter. Despite the promise of dry heat and great driving, though, the idea of "organized fun" kept gnawing at me. A tour, as I see it, is a blast across the country in vintage cars with close friends who will take each other's abuse—often and with a sense of humor. There is no arguing over the bill at a restaurant; and if your car breaks, you laugh it off and fix it. There is never an Ed Rooney-type principal watching over our trips to spoil our childish, and I would argue therapeutic, behavior. Could the folks at the Copperstate put on an event that would be this kind of fun? Well, after 14 years of doing this event, these organizers have their act together. The scenic and challenging route began in Scottsdale, AZ, then continued through Lake Havasu, AZ (where it was 110 degrees in the shade), Las Vegas, Sedona, AZ (where it was 45 degrees), and back to Scottsdale. It featured great camaraderie, tireless support crews, and an extraordinarily colorful Grand Marshal, one Mr. Alain de Cadenet—the adult incarnation of Ferris Bueller. No one got hurt, no one cried, and no one got arrested—but not for lack of trying. Who knew Indian reservations have their own laws about speeding? Or that there are still sleepy little hamlets in the middle of nowhere that have just one officer on the payroll who lurks behind their only billboard? We did, but only because we were tipped off by our Arizona Trooper police escort. With this insider's Federate help, the Copperstate became the ultimate "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." De Cadenet's borrowed red 1967 Lancia Fulvia coupe tried to scar his noggin in a freak accident on day two, when the hood flew open and crumpled the roof onto his head. He was fine after the initial shock. Colin Cotner, in his white Shelby GT 350, and I, in a silverblue Ferrari 275 GTS, shared drives with the Grand Marshal on days three and four. Riding shotgun while de Cadenet mastered the switchbacks, the subject of our banter ranging from Confucius to Warren Zevon, was an all-time Hall of Fame blast across breathless scenery and vintage-car-friendly roadway. It was great playing Cameron to de Cadenet's Bueller. As Ferris asks in the movie, "Seen anything good today, Cameron?" I certainly did. If you have the car and the time, I highly recommend this event.• Sport Cat Market


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1  , HOI _ AtirLod 1 1 DETAILS: Copperstate 1000, April 16-20, 2005 Plan ahead: April 15-19, 2006 Where: Arizona How many: 82 cars Cost: $3,950, includes lodging and meals Car requirements: Pre-1973 Phone: 602.307.2060 Web site: Copperstate1000.com kir• hugs add to the shine COPPERSTATE 1000 SCMer PARTICIPANTS • DeWayne Adamson, Scottsdale, AZ 1966 Chevrolet Corvette • Sidney Allen, Longview, TX 1967 Chevrolet Corvette • Robert Anderson, Paradise Valley, AZ 1955 Mercedes 300S1 • Gordon Apker, Scottsdale, AZ 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/2 Long Nose • Richard Belveal, Scottsdale, AZ 1956 Jaguar XK 140 MC • Nick Blackman, Darien, Cl 1965 Chevrolet Corvette • Stephen Brauer, St. Louis, MO 1960 Jaguar XK 150S roadster • John Breslow, Scottsdale, AZ 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spyder • Duncan Burdick, Colorado Springs, CO 1955 Triumph TR2 • William W. Clements, Phoenix, AZ 1941 Packard Super • Harley auxton, Paradise Valley, Al 1966 Alfa Romeo GTA • Colin Comer, River Hills, WI 1965 Ford Shelby GI 350 • John Crane, Paradise Valley, AZ 1968 Mercedes 250SL • Tom Davidson, Koilua-Kona, HI 1957 Mercedes 300SL roadster • Alain de Cadenet, London, UK 1967 Lancia Fulvia • Lorry de Respino, Phoenix, AZ 1969 Jaguar E-type roadster • Jaime del Valle, San Juan, PR 1957 Jaguar XK 150S FH( • Jimmy Dobbs III, Paradise Valley, AZ 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lasso • Bennett Dorrance, Paradise Volley, AZ 1966 Alfa Romeo GTA • Steve Serio, Woodbury, Cl 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS • Bob Gett, Boston, MA 1970 Maserati Ghibli Spider • Charles Goolsbee, Vail, CO 1957 Mercedes 300SL roadster • Michael Hammer, Los Angeles, CA 1927 Bentley 4.5 Liter Le Mans • Billy E. Hibbs Jr., Tyler, TX 1966 Jaguar E-type coupe • Bill Kilpatrick, Paradise Valley, AZ 1965 Porsche 356( convertible • Norm Koglin, Chicago, IL 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS • John Leshinski, Scottsdale, AZ 1971 DeTomaso Pantera • John Leshinski III, Phoenix, AZ 2003 Chevrolet Corvette 706 • Bruce Lustman, Denver, CO 1956 Ferrari 250 Tour de France • Bruce Massman, Beverly Hills, CA 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB Spyder • Tuck Morse, Charleston, SC 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage IV • Stephen F. Norman, Edmond, WA 1928 Bugatti Type 44 roadster • Terry O'Reilly, San Mateo, (A 1969 Ferrari 365 GT( • Robert Paltrow, Armonk, NY 1962 Mercedes 300S1 roadster • Eric Poole, Scottsdale, AZ 1965 Porsche 356 coupe S( • Douglas C. Prestine, Los Angeles, CA 1960 Porsche 356 B roadster • F. Ronald Roder, Playa del Rey, CA 1967 Jaguar E-type coupe • Cary Robinson, Radnor, PA 1965 Aston Martin DB5 • Christian Roe, Scottsdale, AZ 1966 Aston Martin DB6 • Rick Rome, Irving, TX 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona • Richard Sirota, Irvington, NY 1960 Porsche 356A Super Speedster • Bruce Troxell, Alexandria, VA 1966 Chevrolet Corvette • Jim Walters, Denver, CO 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC • Ron Yagoda, Scottsdale, AZ 1961 Chevrolet Corvette • David Zuhlke, Scottsdale, AZ 1969 Jaguar E-type roadster Rags and richies August 2005 Can rvou spot the jackass in this picture? 33


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SCM Around the World Spring Beaulieu Rare parts and automobilia from some of the best vendors in Europe by Robed Ames A mascot for your Hummer am pretty sure you missed Spring Beaulieu, held May 14-15, as I saw (or heard) very few fellow Americans this year. With the pound being equal to almost two U.S. dollars, that wasn't surprising. DETAILS:  Bargains may be far fewer than when our currency was stronger, but this is still an event that brings out the best vendors with some of the rarest parts and  Spring Motormart and Auto jumble Plan ahead: International Cost: Adult 2-day pass, 14  ($25)  Where: Beaulieu, U.K.  Phone: +44.01590.612888  Web site: beaulieu.co.uk  automobilia to be seen in Europe. September's  long-running  Fall Beaulieu Autojumble is the largest in Europe, but the May event continues to Autojumble, Sept. 14-15, 2005 grow and is now well over half the size of its bigger brother. Ever the promoter, founder Lord Montagu was seen Saturday morning contacting selected vendors regarding a new "Book Pavilion" that will debut during next year's event. Even the weather in Southeast England cooperated for once. A spring weekend in the New Forest when all is abloom and the sun is shining has to be the world's classiest setting for a swap meet. Glorious Goodwood it may be, but this year was definitely Beautiful Beaulieu.* Vintage French signage ,4n informal vendor display 34  Buyers had plenty to choosefrom Sports Car Market


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Les Grandes Marques a Monaco 2005 - a new European ecord , 3onharns tit We would like to thank all the clients - old and new, buyers and sellers alike - who made our 2005 Les Grandes Marques a Monaco sale the most successful ever. Over 78% of lots changed hands for a total value of €10,928,371.69, the highest of any European motor car sale since 1989. We are already accepting entries for our 2005 Ferrari sale in Gstaad, Switzerland. Join us there for what promises to be another memorable event. For further information, please contact: Simon Kidston, Matthieu Larnoure or Benoit Gilles in Geneva on +41 (0) 22 300 3160 or email simon.kidston@bonhams.com matthieu.lamoure@bonhams.com , benoit.gilles@bonhams.com 1 ii- ;064 Lancia Flarrii )1e, SuperSport Zagato Sold for 0737.000- pew record 13  355 L  a Aurelia 0245 Spvcipi Acrienca (:3:::34 000-tv. recoto Europe 7 Avenue Pictet-de-Rochemont 1207 Geneva Switzerland +41 (0)22 300 3160 +41 (0) 22 300 3035 fax UK 101 New Bond Street London WI 1SR +44 (0)20 7447 7447 +44(0)20 7447 7400 fax USA 220 San Bruno Avenue San Francisco California 94103 +I (415) 391 4000 +1 (415) 391 4040 fax 2 _ 1954 masoiiti A66/2000 Zaclato Set-finer ta sold tor 4505, 500 - new record 3 - 938 Lancia iik;tui a Coupe by Pour tout Sold 701 61,'24.000 - nec record - 1930 rvlercede,-Sen: fiip SS Sport Tourer 501c/ tor el, 900 000


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Ferrari Profile 1972 365 GTC/4 As Ferrari intended, the C/4 is not a better car than the Daytona, just more civilized by Steve Ahlgrim DETAILS Years produced: 1971-72 Number produced: 500 Original list price: $27,000 SCM Valuation: $50,000-$75,000 Tune-up/major service: $3,000 Chassis #: steering column, plate on door jamb, and frame stamp near right front suspension pickup points Engine #: right side of block near flywheel Club: Ferrari Owners Club, 8642 Clete St., Downey, CA 90241 ; Ferrari Club of America, PO Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358 Web site: ferrariownersclub.org ; ferrariclubofamerica.org Alternatives: 1967-73 Maserati Ghibli Coupe, 1970-72 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396 SCM Investment Grade: C rnmDc Chassis number: 15479 F errari 365 GTC/4 chassis number 15479 is documented in the Ferrari Market Letter archives as Bill Harrah's personal car. It was ordered for Mr. Harrah in Ferrari Red with a complete black velour interior that it retains today. Meticulous maintenance and loving care characterize this car's history throughout the 54,574 original miles recorded, and its current owner has sustained this fastidious approach since 1994. Being the favorite driver in the owner's extensive collection, this 365 GTC/4 has run the New England Rally in Nova Scotia, Canada, as well as several other Ferrari Club events. Complete with original tool kit, jack roll, tools and original owner's manuals in the Ferrari Schedoni leather pouch, the car on offer here is fitted with Michelin XWX tires mounted on the original Cromodora alloy rims. Sounding as sweet as any Ferrari ever produced, the V12 engine pulls effortlessly to the redline in all gears. The 365 GTC/4 is truly the "gentleman's" Ferrari, with all of the heritage and performance that one associates with the marque from Maranello. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $69,575 at the Bonhams & Butterfields Brookline auction, held April 30, 2005. The 365 GTC/4 is an enigma. On one hand, it may be the best driving Ferrari of the classic era, yet on the other hand, it is one of the most difficult of all Ferraris to sell. It is such a good driver that in the mid-1980s, the owners of at least two different Ferrari dealerships, as well as the proprietor of a major Ferrari parts concern, all used a 365 GTC/4 as their daily driver The cars are such performers that as late as the early '90s I saw a 365 GTC/4 post the fastest time of the day at a Road Atlanta track event. However take a look in the Ferrari Market Letter and you'll see numerous 365 GTC/4s lingering, seeming to take longer to sell than 36  any other model. Unsurprisingly, the ungainly rubber snout stops many potential buyers, while the perceived nzaintenance expense is another significant barrier (I see many C/4 prospects that end up buying a 365 GT 2+2 instead.) In Ferrari-speak "365 GTC/4" means a Grand Touring coupe, powered by a 12-cylinder engine of 365-cc displacement per cylinder (that 's 4.4 liters), with fain- overhead camshafts. The model was produced for just two years, 1971-72, and is universally referred to as the "C/4." During the '60s and early '70s, Ferrari's offering of road cars usually consisted of a high-performance, lightweight coupe or berlinetta (GTB), a luxury coupe (GTC), an open Spyder (GTS), and a two-door; four-passenger model usually called a 2+2. As development costs skyrocketed in the mid-1970s, however; Ferrari phased out the coupe and evolved its modern berlinetta towards the luxury end of the spectrum. Thus the C/4 was the last in a proud line of luxury coupes that included its immediate predecessor; the 1968-70 365 GTC, the 1966-68 330 GTC, and the 1962-64 250 GTL Lusso. Excepting its controversial styling, the C/4 does everything it was supposed to do as the luxury foil to the GTB/4 Daytona. At nearly 3,800 pounds the C/4 is heavy, and its side-draft Webers cut 30 horses from the Daytona 's 352 hp, but the C/4 still moves briskly. Its traditional . front-mounted transmission is smooth and requires less attention than the Daytona 's rear transaxle. The Daytona 's biggest .flaw—its heavy Sports Car Market 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Lot #677, S/N 15553 Condition: 1Sold at $81,868 Bonhams, London, U.K., 12/6/2004 SCM ID# 36918 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Lot #627; S/N 14807 Condition: 1Said at $55,890 Bonhams, Beaulieu, U.K., 9/11/2004 SCM ID# 35364


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Seat Time steering—is remedied by a power-assist unit in the C/4 that makes parallel parking a snap and still tracks well at high speed. As Ferrari intended, the C/4 is not a better car than the Daytona, just more civilized. Once feared for its maintenance expenses, the C/4 is almost reasonable to keep up when compared to newer Ferraris. Regular fluid service is required yearly or by mileage, followed by a 7,500-mile minor tune. A 15,000mile major service requires a valve and timing chain adjustment. This involves a somewhat intimidating removal of the six Webers, but once that's accomplished it's a rather straightforward procedure. Thankfully with the C/4 there is no expensive, engine-out timing belt replacement needed, nor does servicing require a laptop or an umbilical cord to download data from Maranello. Short of an engine rebuild, the most serious service issue common to C/4s is an inner water pump bearing failure. This problem requires engine removal and invasive surgery, though it is still less expensive and far less frequent an occurrence than a major service on something like a Testarossa. If a C/4 has been well maintained, most problems are limited to cosmetic updates. While service parts are still reasonably available, trim parts are scarce. The C/4 's dash and expansive center console are covered in a felt-like material affectionately known as "mouse fur " This covering loses its nap and fades with age, frequently ruining the looks of an otherwise nice interior The correct original material is almost nonexistent, so it's not unusual to find a C/4 with a leather-covered dash and console. The car pictured here went from Harrah 's collection in Nevada to London in the early 1980s, and ended up back in the States a decade later It had a good number of miles on it and was a sound, but not prime, example. C/4s commonly carried only two options: All leather seats and Borrani wire wheels. Surprisingly, this one had neither, and even more unusually, it was clothed in a black velour interior instead of the normal plaid cloth inserts. The car was described as being in good condition, which I find quite believable, as 1 know its owner of the past decade, who is an SCMer. The bid price of nearly $70k was at the lower end of an optimistic estimate of $67k-$77k, but represents a good buy. There's been a recent surge in Daytona prices so it's reasonable to assume C/4 prices will soon follow In the not-too-distant future we will likely talk about the $60,000 C/4s the way we talk about $50,000 Dinos today—in the past tense. If you've had one on your short list, given the way the market is moving, this would be a good time to put one into your garage. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)* August 2005  37 Comments from SCM Gold members who have owned C/4s Mark Smith, Skippack, PA: The C/4 is the best Ferrari I have ever owned. I love the elegant lines, which are aging extremely well. I live for the best V12 sound ever produced (must be the side draft Webers/exhaust combo). The power steering is a joy. The five-speed blows away the unit in the Boxer, my other favorite Ferrari. The only people that have ever mentioned the looks of the front bumper are people that write about the car; the rest of us that have owned and driven these cars laugh at their comments and enjoy one of the best driving and beautiful V12s ever. Craig Zinn, Hollywood, FL: In my early years of toy collecting, I always made a good buck selling C/4s, and I got the thrill of my life driving them for the portion of the price of a Daytona. While I did use the C/4 as a stepping stone to Daytonas (I have had at least seven Daytonas over the years), I always loved getting behind the wheel of a C/4 with its easy power steering, much more sensible transmission setup, where reverse is out of the way, and the incredible-sounding V12. That band of plastic around the nose was why I could never keep the car, but dark colors hide it some. Also, the plain three-light tail lights in the black rear panel didn't make any sense compared to the way the nose and rear of the beautiful Daytona are handled. Did you know that sound of the C/4 V12 was the actual recording used in "Miami Vice" as the engine sound for the fiberglass Daytona "Corvarri?" Carbs on the side instead of on top gave it great sound, the intakes would shriek as the fuel pumps fed them freely, and it all ended up as a baritone rumble through the Ansa pipes out the back. Jim Kreber, Mina, SD: I've only had my C/4 convertible conversion for a little over two years, but it is truly one of my favorite cars for a Sunday drive. I own three Ferraris, along with several other sports cars. I love them all, but the C/4 cruising down a South Dakota highway early Sunday morning is so therapeutic. Its V12 with six unmuffled Webers makes such wonderful music. I'm probably fortunate, as I've had no trouble at all with the car. I did spend a lot of time looking for the right one. Following SCM's advice, I found an example that someone else had spent big money restoring; it's in the SCM database as #29000, S/N #15497. I bought it at Russo and Steele in Scottsdale, AZ, for $82,500 plus commission. It may not get the attention that my Dino gets, but it is a better driver.• III 11111131r91 ..I int Kreber's C/4 convertible conversion, parked next to his Dino We are looking for Seat Time comments about cars we profile. Next month, we feature the 1969 Chevy Camaro Yenko, 1964 Ferrari Lusso, 1959 BMW 507, 1961 Fiat Jolly 500, and 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia GT racer. If you have owned any of these, please send comments to scmgold@sportscarmarketcom.


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Sheehan Speaks Michael Sheehan Favorite Ferraris Under $100k A 365 Boxer is a rocketship, going through first, second and third gears with amazing acceleration and soul-stirring sound 1962 250 GTE  I 1972 365 GTC/4  get dozens of phone calls and e-mails from would-be first-time Ferrari buyers, and I always ask them the same questions: What's your "real" budget? Do you have any idea how much to expect for maintenance costs? Have you considered the pros and cons of old versus new? Are you prepared to pony up for the necessary pre-purchase inspection? What's your intended usage? Most often, $100,000 tends to be the magic number for a first-timer, a sum that won't get you into too much trouble with your spouse but is still enough cash to buy a real Ferrari. What follows is a summary of the current market favorites in this price range, along with some considerations that can help identify which car might be right for you. BEST OF THE '60S The standard-bearer of the early V12 Ferrari is the 1960-63 250 GTE. Built at a time when a high performance sports car meant user-cruel, it was surprisingly easy to drive. Road & Mack, in its August 1962 issue, wrote, "Anyone can drive one and enjoy the experience, the connoisseur who can afford one wouldn't have anything else—this car is (almost) every sports car owner's dream." With 954 built, the 250 GTE was Ferrari's first high-volume model and a major commercial success. A good driver-quality car will bring $75,000 today, up from $50k-$60k last year. Be sure to tack on at least $10,000 for the problems you will find if you buy a perfect one. Add $25,000 for repairs if you buy one with a few needs. ON TO THE '70S While the 365 GTC/4 has its detractors, I feel the C/4 is the best buy under $100k. When new, these cars were more expensive than Daytonas, and with only 500 built they are rarer as well. At $75,000 and climbing for an exceptional example, the C/4 can even be rationalized as "an investment." A major service starts at about $5,000, but the "while-you're-at-its" of new clutches, cam chains, water hoses, a/c reseals, new synchros, suspension bushings and shock rebuilds can (and will) quickly double or triple that amount. At least the C/4 is simple enough that they can be worked on by anyone who is reasonably familiar with a Weber carburetor—and you don't need a laptop to check anything. THE MID-'70S TO MID-'80S First in the line of Ferrari's new mid-engined supercars was the 365 GT/4 BB, produced from 1973-76. With only 387 made, it remains the rarest of the Boxers, and the quickest, thanks to peaky cams and short 38  1974 365 GT/4 BB transmission gearing. A good running 365 Boxer is a rocketship, going through first, second and third gears with amazing acceleration and the wonderful sound of a very busy flat-12 with lots of carburetors sucking air. A good example can still be found for less than $100,000, but don't hesitate if the right car comes along at a bit more, as this one is soon moving into six-figure territory. The 512 BB came next, from 1976-81. With only 921 cars produced, carbureted 51 2s are relatively rare compared to Ferrari's current production numbers. While not as quick as the 365 through the first three gears, the extra 600 cc certainly makes a difference on the top end, making the carbureted 512 the king-of-the-hill fastest of the Boxers. With ever-toughening emissions controls worldwide, Ferrari added fuel injection to the 512, creating the 512 BBi in 1981. Tuned for more low-end and mid-range performance, but a weaker top-end, the injected Boxers are more tractable in around-town driving. Through 1984, a total of 1,007 512 BBis were produced. With room for the tallest driver, adequate air conditioning, light steering and excellent brakes, all Boxers are a driver's delight. On the downside, while the balance and handling are good, once the limits are reached the car will swap ends without much warning on an over-exuberant or unwary driver. The rather bland styling and concerns with certification (Boxers were never sold new in the U.S.) have kept values below those of the more attractive but less refined Daytona. But with Daytonas selling for $175,000plus, a 512 BB or BBi at $75,000-plus is still a supercar bargain. Bear in mind that an engine-out service on these cars starts at about $6,000, with typical ancillary work easily doubling that amount. FEWER CYLINDERS The 1986-89 328 is relatively light and nimble to drive and beautiful to behold. Plus, it's instantly recognizable as a Ferrari, an important factor for most first-time buyers. A 328 will give years of reasonably priced and entertaining driving, but as the final evolution of the 308, it is a 30-year-old design with only adequate performance, braking and HVAC. Prices range from $35,000 for a high-miler GTB up to $70,000 for a 1989 GTS with ABS, convex wheels and low mileage. As the last of the V8 models that don't require an engine-out service, $4,000 should pay for your 30,000mile checkup (as opposed to $7k-plus for later 348s, F355s and 360s). The 348 replaced the 328 in 1989, the first mass-produced Ferrari with a longitudinally-mounted engine and unitized body. Unfortunately, the 348 had more than its share of teething problems, but improved as it evolved, with viable electronics, great a/c and a user-friendly cockpit. When 348 Sports Cot Market


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shopping, run fast and far from any car that hints at deferred maintenance. Coupes sell for under $50,000 now, while a great 1995 Spyder can be found for less than $75,000. The F355 was the first Ferrari to feature a Formula Oneinspired shifter, a desirable unit that has proven to be relatively bulletproof and makes the car a great daily driver. F355s have only two major problem areas: faulty exhaust manifolds and 1995 F355 valve guides that tend towards rapid wear. For those not used to the world of Ferrari prices, an exhaust manifold for a 355 is $2,500, not including the labor to install it, and an engine-out valve job can run $10,000-plus. Expect to pay $50,000 for a 1995 Berlinetta with over 30,000 miles, while a 1999 Fiorano Spyder with Fl transmission and under 5,000 miles will take you outside this article's budget at $125k. ENTER THE '90S The 456 GT is a technological marvel and will provide a great ownership experience for the Ferrari buyer with small children and $75,000-plus to spend. With a 48-valve, 4-cam, 5.5-liter V12 putting out 442 hp, the 456 offers staggering performance, blasting through the quarter-mile in 13.4 seconds at 107 mph, and topping out at 186. The quiet, user-friendly cockpit, luxurious seating, easy-to-read gauges 1999 456 and six-speed shifter make driving a pleasure, while the a/c and heater are more than adequate. While the 456 may lack the soulful exhaust sound of the C/4, its comfortable and quiet cockpit will make a 200-mile drive to your vacation spot a memorable experience, with no need to get out the aspirin or visit your chiropractor. A major service on a 456 starts at about $5,000, but can go up if you add a new clutch, shocks, etc. These cars have now dropped from their new-in-1995 price of $225,000 to about $75k-$85k. Overall, $100,000 should be plenty to get you a decent Ferrari, one that is a good first step on the ladder that ends up at $15,000,000 GTOs. If after you own one of the above cars, it turns out the Prancing Horse is not for you, you haven't risked much and can probably get most of your money back. If owning a 250 GTE makes you a 12-cylinder junkie, you've got the whole world of six and seven-figure cars from Maranello just waiting for you to wave your wallet at them.* America's Oldest Ferrari Dealership  lways a complete selection of exo www.RTGT.com ari II Ferraris & Maseratis August 2005 RON TONKIN mil  I-  ve 877.840.3199 203 NE 122nd, Portland, OR 97230


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English Profile 1954 MG-IF 1250 Over the Christmas holiday of December 1952, a team at Abingdon worked without corporate approval to reshape the MG-TD into the IF by Gary Anderson DETAILS Years produced: 1953-55 Number produced: 6,200 with 1250-cc engine; 3,400 with 1500-cc engine Original list price: $2,195 SCM Price Guide: $19,000- $27,000 Tune-up/major service: $350 Distributor cap: $25 Chassis #: on plate on left-hand side of firewoll under hood near toolbox. Engine #: on car number plate and on plate on right side of engine block Club: New England MG 'T' Register, PO Box 1957, Cary, NC 27512-1957 Web site: nemgt.org Alternatives: 1949-53 MG-TD, 1954-68 Morgan Plus 4,1951-54 Jaguar OK 120 SCM Investment Grade: B COMPS T Chassis number: HDP462442 he MG-TF was the last of a long line of traditional "square-rigged" sports cars from MG. Some would say it was also the most usable and attractive. The TF melded the best of all the T-Series MGs into one model. The spindly wire wheels of the post-war IC were gone, and thankfully, so were the squat fenders of the TD. The TF was graceful and offered a little less wind resistance than its predecessors. It retained the rack-andpinion steering and independent front suspension of the TD, inheriting the ID's 1,250-cc pushrod four and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes, as well. The IF on offer here is finished in an attractive and correct ivory hue, beautifully accented with red leather. It comes complete with weather equipment. The subject of an extensive and expensive restoration some years ago, the cowl tag shows that all major components match and the car remains in its original color. After several years of little use, it's ready to see the road again. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $26,450 at the Bonhams & Buttetfields Brookline auction, held April 30, 2005. The MG-TF was the original skunk -works car The company's graceful new Le Mans-inspired prototype (what would later become the MGA) had been turned down for production by BMC chief Len Lord, so MG general manager John Thornley needed a miracle. The antiquated MGTD was facing stiff competition, not only from the new Healey 100, but also the just-announced Triumph TR2. So over the Christmas holiday of December 1952, a small team at Abingdon, working without corporate approval, pounded out a set of front and rear body panels to reshape the MG-TD. There weren't even any drawings made; the panels were just beaten to .fit and then the drawing office created the diagrams to tool the pressing molds. Without changing the wood-framed central tub or doors, the team managed to produce a more contemporary body style. In January 1953 the BMC board reluctantly approved an initial 40 build of Only 7,000 bodies. Fewer than 10,000 MG-TEs were eventually produced, but the new car at least gave MG enough breathing room to stay alive until the AIGA was approved in 1954. There was no budget for chassis retooling or powertrain development, so the mechanicals all carried over Center-lock wire wheels became a production-line option, the radiator shell was now a fake (including a fake .filler cap), and the fascia was redesigned, but the basic car was all MG-TD. When TF sales stalled at about 5,000 late in the first year of production, a number even smaller than the 1955 MG-IF Lot #54, S/N F120201 Condition: 1Sold at $30,660 H&H Auctions, Buxton, UK, 4/712004 SCM ID# 33719 1954 MG-IF Lot #H171, 5/N HDA363908 Condition: 2 Sold at $20,034 Kruse, Auburn, IN, 8/27/2003 SCM ID# 36285 modest corporate expectations, MG clutched at a last straw. It installed an upgraded engine like that which had been used in Bonneville speed record runs in 1951. The new powerplant was essentially the TD 's XPAG engine bored out to 1,466 cc; MG coded it as the XPEG engine. Even pushing the limits of the block, this new motor could still only put out 63 hp, for a whopping gain of six horses over the old unit, with torque increasing to 76 lb-flfrom 65. The smaller, 1,250-cc unit claimed a top speed of only 80 mph; the later 1,500-cc TF was good for about 85, though with its tranny screaming in discomfort. An additional 3,200 TFs with the stronger engine were sold before the body shells ran out in April 1955. No further production had been authorized, so no sports cars were produced at Abingdon until the MGA went into production late in 1955. Today the engine is still the weak link in the TF. MG specialist Brian Spans Car Market


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O'Connor of O'Connor Classic Autos (www oconnorclassics.com) in Santa Clara, CA, notes that there's not a lot that can be done to overcome the limitations of the TF's powerplant The XPEG engine has no relationship to the 1,489-cc BMC B-series engine used in the MGA, and because of the fixed side panels between the cowl and radiator shell, engine swaps are rare. (The Volvo P1800 is about the only reasonable donor.) Substitutions qffive-speed gearboxes, however, are typical. Excellent kits are available to use transmissions from Datsuns and Ford Sierras, and these can at least help make the TF more practical for highway use. Looking back, the MG-TF illustrates how historical perspective can elevate an also-ran into a collectible. In 1953, the TF's contemporaries were the new Austin-Healey 100 and Triumph TR2, truly modern cars with which the lowly MG was no match. Today, by contrast, the TF occupies a different position in the collector car universe. We compare it instead to other cars with pre-war styling, including its older siblings, the TC and TD. On this scale, it acquits itself rather well. 20 YEAR PICTURE $40k $30k $20k 1954 Austin-Healey 100-4 $10k ak,1111" F g 1954 Triumph TR2 Prices ore for cars in excellent condition. This information is provided courtesy of Black Book and Cars of Particular Interest Collectible Vehide Value Guide. CPI is the guide most often used by credit unions to determine loon values of collectible domestic and imported cars. 800.361.3159, www.blackbookusa.com • Excellent restored TFs are available for about what this buyer paid, in the upper twenties. If you're going shopping, look for careful restoration and pictures that indicate the underlying woodwork was carefully done. Projects should be approached with more care. Because of the small production numbers and unusual detail components of this car—the octagonal gauges set in the center of the fascia are unique to this model, for example—look for a car that has all the little original .fiddly bits or you'll spend a lifetime trying to track them down. Replica body tubs and replacement mechanical parts are available, but it will be difficult to get your money and time out of anything more than a minor cosmetic restoration when it comes time to sell. You're better served looking for a good restored example .from an owner who's gotten tired of the limited performance of his TF and wants to move on. Either way, expect to get noticed wherever you drive the car and to find a solid coterie of equally dedicated owners—they call themselves "the faithful," after all—who will be happy to share the experience of ownership with you. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• 1954 MG TF Handcrafted. Exquisite. Powerful. You don't have to decide whether it's an intriguing work of art, a beautifully crafted lamp, or a memorable way to show your passion for the automobile...because it's all three. Each custom lamp starts with a real crankshaft, that's carefully drilled and hand polished for hours. Then the crank is joined with jewel-like, nickel-plated brass hardware and a base carved from exotic wood or handsome granite. Whether we use your crank or one of ours, every detail makes it the most satisfying lamp you'll ever turn on. 11 gl Is III I I Every creation is one ola kind, so visit our web site to see samples of the beautifidlinisbes audrEy/es. 2 "Porsche 911, #001" August 2005  www.camphelllevyclosio:n=.com 303-762-7936 I)OCIGNS tIC LEVY 41


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English Patient Gary Anderson Where the Rubber Meets the Road Replace both the hubs and knock-offs at the same time you replace the wheels and tires, or you may have to watch a wheel spin free at speed Y ou've just opened the garage door, eager to get your classic British roadster out on the road. But before you head for your favorite country lane, you want to be prepared for whatever happenstance and the Prince of Darkness might throw at you. Of course, you've got a few spare fuses, a toolkit and some assorted spanners in the boot, so all that's left is a quick check of the fluids, a topping off of the water, and a look under the bonnet to make sure everything is in good working order. The car fires right up and she's purring like a feline, but are you really ready for your afternoon drive? When was the last time you paid any attention to your wheels and tires? Easier to replace than repair Sure, those expensive Pirellis have got plenty of tread left and the wheels were refurbished, oh, sometime back in the 1990s when you restored the car. Or maybe you just recently acquired your toy and assumed that the rims and tires were in good shape because they look okay and haven't given you any trouble. Perhaps you're still tooling around on an old set of Dunlop wires and whatever rock-hard rubber has been mounted on them since the Ford administration. Well here's my warning: Unless you've paid some close attention to this most crucial part of your collector car within the past decade, you could be inviting disaster. TIME FLIES AND RUBBER DIES For this article, I talked to four folks whose expertise I respect: Allen Hendrix of Hendrix Wire Wheels in North Carolina (www.hendrixwirewheels.com), Jim Judd of British Wire Wheels in California (www. britishwirewheel.com), Derek Caldwell at Dayton Wire Wheels (www. daytonwirewheels.com), and Kelvin Dodd at Moss Motors (www.mossmotors.com). All these specialists agree: Tires have an effective life of no more than ten years, regardless of appearance, though some manufacturers recommend replacement as often as six years. If you drive your car (rather than simply trailering it to shows), you need to treat those four arcane structures that connect your car to the road as regular maintenance items. As Hendrix cautions, if anything else on the car fails, the worst that will happen is you'll wind up riding home with Bubba in the car hauler. However, if a tire or wheel fails, you could find yourself coming home in an ambulance or, worse yet, a hearse. It's a good bet that an old set of Dunlop wheels are no longer true, and may even have a few broken spokes. Finding someone who can repair and true wire wheels today is about as easy as finding a shop that can repair a tube radio. Even if you do find someone with the skill, it will probably cost as much as buying brand-new wheels. As for the tires, besides their natural rubber degradation, aggressive use or poor storage conditions will reduce tire life. If you don't know how old your tires are, check with the tire company to see when your specific model was manufactured. Sometimes it's easy to tell if your tires are more than six years old; for instance, Pirelli hasn't made a size that would fit a Healey for more than a decade. 42  If you do need to replace a nicelooking vintage set of wheels and some period-correct tires, there's nothing wrong with keeping them for use at concours and show events. By not driving on them you're ensuring their longevity, as well as playing it safe. Keep in mind that wire wheels are mounted on a splined hub, with a beveled knock-off nut, and you should replace both the hubs and nuts at the same time you replace the wheels. The alternative, as too many enthusiasts can personally attest, may be to watch a wheel spin free from the hub at speed, which is not a pretty sight. Four hubs on a Big Healey will set you back about $600, with another $160 for the knock-offs. The good news is, if you do mount a new set of wheels, hubs, and knockoff nuts, you shouldn't have to replace them again during the time you own the car. GOING SHOPPING Wire wheels are now made by only two companies. Dayton manufactures its wheels in the U.S., and while they're slightly different in appearance from old Dunlops, as they incorporate modern wheel-making technology to meet current safety requirements, the rim, hub, and offset dimensions will be correct for your car. Dayton uses a technology called "Perma-True" and its wheels are sealed for tubeless use, so they're safe for use with tubeless tires and are guaranteed not to require truing. A set of four chrome Daytons runs about $1,200. Motor Wheel Service, a British company, has rights to the Dunlop trademarks and has its wheels manufactured in India using the old patterns. Most sizes will have the correct original Dunlop appearance, and they are generally less expensive than Dayton wheels. However, they will require truing periodically and must be run with tubes. Expect to pay about $800 for a set of four painted wheels. Though Dunlop no longer makes tires for classic cars, there are several tire brands available in the correct sizes, including Kumho, Gillett (made by Firestone), Vredestein and Michelin. Though prices vary from brand to brand, about $45-$100 per tire will get you a high-quality product. Incidentally, all of these companies sell only radial tires, which the specialists recommend. If you want bias-plies, one company makes a 15inch "Dunlop RS-5" using the old molds. British Wire Wheels sells these for about $250 per tire. Another option is a reproduction BF Goodrich bias-ply; Coker Tire (www.coker.com ) sells these for about $100 per tire. This kind of tire is primarily for show cars, and though they are safe to drive on the road, they will give you a very different driving experience. WHICH SIZE? When you consider which size tires to buy, take into account that the original tires had a pretty tall profile. Typically they had an "aspect ratio" (the ratio of the sidewall height to the width of the tire times 100) of 82. Modern tires, however, are made with lower aspect ratios. If you want to have a tire with a rolling circumference similar to the original, so that your speedometer and odometer will read accurately, you may need to go to a Sports Cot Market


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HAMANN CLASSIC CARS • 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing  r414 .1■■ ---- .0w/ ii .2) 1960 Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta Cornpetizione Experts recommend radial tires slightly wider tire. There are a number of good resources on the Web for figuring out correct tire size equivalents (thanks to the sport compact tuner crowd's penchant for "plus-sizing"), including The Tire Rack (www.tirerack.com ) and a handy conversion tool provided by PowerDog Industries (www. powerdog.com). One last piece of advice relating to sizes: Conventional wisdom these days equates wide tires with good performance. This misguided notion seems to have started with the muscle cars of the '60s, which needed as much rubber as possible to overcome their poorly performing suspensions in order to go fast in a straight line. The problem is that wide tires don't turn easily at low speeds or handle well at higher speeds. They also tend to follow grooves or imperfections in the pavement, transmitting these movements back through the steering wheel. The fact is that our classic cars were designed to perform best on curving roads rather than just accelerating in a straight line, and that narrower tires are better suited for this style of driving. The suspensions, chassis, and even the spokes of the wheels were designed to function as a system with the narrow tires, flexing to maintain good tire adhesion in the turns and provide proper steering feedback. For these reasons, I prefer tires that are relatively close to the original size. British sports cars generally had tires that were 5.5-5.9 inches wide, corresponding to modern 155-, 165-, or 175-mm metric sizes. For most cars, a 185-mm tire is about as wide as the car is likely to be able to handle. If you do want to go to a wider tire, make sure that the rim size of the wheel is wide enough to accommodate it. Also check to make sure that the tires have sufficient clearance in the wheel wells, and that a wider spare will fit properly in the boot. GMING VINTAGE SERVICE Another consideration in replacing your wheels and tires is that your local Pep Boys is not likely to be able to do the job. As spline-drive wire wheels have disappeared, so too have the machines needed to mount the tires and balance the wheels properly, not to mention people who have the necessary expertise to do so. Improper or careless tire mounting can spoil the trueness of a wire wheel or break the seals on the spokes so that a tubeless tire can't retain air. Similarly, if the wheel isn't correctly centered on the balancing machine—which requires a set of cone adaptors to do properly—correct balancing is difficult. If you don't know of a shop in your neck of the woods that you can trust to do the job right, your best bet would be to order the tires already mounted on wheels from a specialist like Hendrix or British Wire Wheel, as they will balance the tires and wheels before shipping them to you. If you do decide to buy the wheels and tires separately, ask around in your local club to find a tire shop that still has the old equipment, and someone who knows how to use it.• August 2005  ' 44 141111106 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 OTHER CARS PRESENTLY AVAILABLE FERRARI 166/2 I 2 F I /F2 GP race car 340 America Vignale Berlinetta 250GT0 re-creation (ex-David Piper) 2.50LM 275GTB/4 275GTB/4 Alloy 330GTS 360 Modena Spider JAGUAR XK ISO S Roadster MERCEDES- 300SL Roadster PORSCHE 356 Carrera Speedster 935 935 "Moby Dick" (one of only 4 built) 962 OTHERS Aston Martin DB6 Volante Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Convertible For almost 30 years, Thomas Hamann has been actively involved in the classic and exotic car industry. He has been involved in the purchase, sale and brokering of some of the finest automobiles made.With this strong history, he has firmly established his position in the international collector car market. Ph. (203) 918-8300 Fax (203) 702-5098 www.hamannclassiccars.com info6Dhainannclassiccars.com BENZ 1971 Maseroti Ghibi 4.9 SS Coupe 1962 Ferrari 330 GTO 43


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Alfa Romeo Profile 1988 Milano Verde After the attractive design of the Alfetta GT and Sport Sedan, the Milano represented a return to what could kindly be called "quirky" styling by Donald Osborne DETAILS Years produced: 1988-89 Number produced: 842 Original list price: $21,200 SCM Valuation: S3,500-$6,000 Tune-up/major service: $85-$150 Distributor cap: $20 Chassis #: upper left of dashboard visible through windshield Engine #: left side of block Chassis #: ZARAA6693E 1005744 A 4, 2005. The replacement for the Alfetta-derived Sport Sedan, the Milano was introduced in 1986 as a 1987 model. As the last rear-wheel-drive car Alfa made, it's considered by many to be the last "true" Alfa. A further development of the Alfetta platform, it retained the rear transaxle and inboard rear brakes of the earlier cars but carried the superb alloy V6 first seen in the U.S. in the GTV-6 coupe. At introduction, three Milano trim levels were available: the base Silver mid-range Gold, and luxury Platinum. The cars were well equipped, with standard air conditioning (on the Gold and Platinum), power windows, central locking, heated mirrors and a tilt steering wheel. The Silver had a tweed interior, the Gold velour interiors, and there was attractive suedeand-leather seating in the Platinum. Initially powered by a 2.5-liter V6 making 155 hp, for 1988 a hotter three-liter version offering 183 hp debuted in the sporty "Verde." Included were anti-lock brakes, a limited-slip differential, stiffer springs and Recaro sport seats, as well as a body kit that added plastic fender flares and side skirts. For those who wanted even more power, noted performance tuner Callaway offered a twin-turbo setup for the Milano that bumped the Verde's horsepower rating up to 242. The Verde name came from the green cloverleaffeatured on Alfa Romeo racing cars. For those who haven't heard the story before, an insomniac Alfa mechanic was said to have painted the cloverleaf on a white triangle on one of the team cars the night before the 1923 Targa Florio. The car went on to dominate and win the race, so with typical Italian superstition, all subsequent Alfa race cars have carried the insignia. Intended to lift Alfa sales levels to new heights, the Milano ultimately disappointed. The design was perhaps too different for U.S. tastes. After the relatively clean and attractive design ofthe Alfetta GT and Sport Sedan, the Milano represented a return to what could kindly be called "quirky" styling. Depending on who you talk to, the sharply bent sheet metal in the back of the car either makes it look as though it had been rear-ended, or immediately brings Jennifer Lopez s' primary asset to mind. The interior was not spared the weirdness either with a u-shaped hoop pull-up parking brake handle and a radio which was impossible to operate if the shift lever was in first, third, or fifth gear Another "interesting" touch was front power window switches mounted on the roof console, while those for the rear windows resided on the center console, under the driver 's elbow Worse than the styling, however; was the poor service and support 44  s described by the seller on eBay Motors: I am too old for all my toys so I am selling. This is a nice car, all original and totally rust-free. It has always been stored inside. It has the 3.0-L motor with low miles—only 62,000 showing. This Milano runs and drives like a new car. It's a very dependable car so the winning bidder can fly in and drive it home. The SCM analysis: This car sold on eBay Motors for $7,600, on March given by the importer ARDONA (a joint venture between Alfa and Chrysler) and the notorious Alfil dealer network. Yet, despite the middling sales performance of the Milano, Alfa didn't give up on selling sedans in the U.S. after discontinuing it in 1989. The sleek Pininfarina-designed 164 replaced the Milano in late 1990. Regardless of its short lifespan, the Verde was a capable sports sedan. Contemporary tests recorded a 0-60 mph time of 7.8 seconds and a top speed in excess of 135 mph. This, and the car could return up to 35 mpg on the highway. Club: Alfa Romeo Owners Club of America, PO Box 12340, Kansas City, MO 64116 Web site: aroc-usa.org Alternatives: 1988 BMW M5, 1988 Audi 5000CS Turbo Cluattro, 1989 Peugeot 405 Mi 16 SCM Investment Grade: D COMPS 1988 BMW 735i Lot #316,5/N WBAGB431113203366 Condition: 4 Sold at $4,400 The driving experience is terrific, with a well-balanced chassis that handles like an Alfa should—neutral and "chuckable." The V6 has good torque and high-end power all the way to a 6,500 rpm redline, making it flexible enough for all driving conditions. Mechanically, the Alfa V6 is a durable engine, with the main weakness being its original two-piece head gasket. By now most of these should have been replaced with an improved, one-piece design that was offered in a factory recall. The vagueness in the shifting which afflicted the Alfetta was somewhat improved with a revised linkage in the Milano, but the gearbox still encourages deliberate, rather than quick, shifts. The problems relating to the rubber driveshafi "donuts" also carried over into the Milano. It's absolutely vital to make sure these are monitored and replaced in a timely fashion to avoid vibration, as they can ultimately lead to drivehne failure. This is particularly an issue on the Verde, due to the more enthusiastic driving style that the car encourages. Mecum Auctions, Del Mar, CA, 4/5/2002 SCM ID# 28115 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL Lot #429,5/N W0KCA750011A308477 Condition: 3Sold at $5,243 Potts, Chickamauga, GA, 4/24/2004 SCM ID# 26448 By the time the Milano was produced, rust proofing had .finally found its way to Italy—sort of As a result, these cars suffer fewer corrosion problems than their predecessors; however; every Milano I've ever seen has a strange Achilles heel in the leading edge of the rear wheel openings, an area terribly susceptible to rust. This is exacerbated in the Verde, as the damage is usually hidden underneath the plastic fender flare and isn't caught until the trim piece falls off Almost all Milanos, including those from warm, dry climates, will have had some repair work done in this area by now This Milano, a Michigan car is said to be "rust free." That's a pretty Sports Car Market


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MS it 1,1w, I .,/de with stock Recaro interior bold boast for any Midwestern Alfa, but the mileage is low and if it has been garaged and maintained, perhaps I can believe it. The car appears to be in stock condition, with the exception of a big, 2 I/2-inch exhaust pipe that would look more appropriate on a slammed Integra. It seems like a strange accessory on a car being sold by an older owner especially an Alfa. The only obvious sin I could see was some wear on the rather fragile driver's seat fabric, which isn't such a big deal, except that replacement fabric is no longer available. Moll Baby! No One Babies Your Baby Like We Do. The SCM Price Guide shows a range of $3,500-$6,000 for Milanos, but the $7,600 paid here is still not a lot of money for a fast, comfortable four-seater that will offer its new owner a lot of driving fun if everything checks out. The Verde was a rare model (less than 900 made), so it not like you'll be bumping into too many others out there in the real world. If you can get over the dated, slightly bizarre looks, mediocre build quality and marginal power accessories, it's a great choice for a rather special everyday driver.• 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. Please (all 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 August 2005 45


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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1992 Bugatti EB110 GT We set out to see just what this Franco-Italian piece of carbon fiber and alloy could really do, and smoked every corner and straightaway by Steve Serbo DETAILS Years produced: 1992-95 Number produced: 126 (estimate) Original list price: approx. $585,000 New SCM Valuation: $200,000-5250,000 Tune-up/major service: $5,000 Chassis #: door jamb chassis plate Club: American Bugatti Club, 142 Berkeley St., Boston, MA 02116 Web site: americanbugatticlub.org Alternatives: 1986-88 Porsche 959, 198891 Ferrari F40, 1994-1998 McLaren Fl SCM Investment Grade: B COMPS 1994 Bugatti EB110 GT Lot #1971, S/N ZA9ABOIEOPCD39034 Condition: 1 Sold at $164,980 Chassis number: ZA9AB01 EOPCD39040 he famous Bugatti marque was re-launched in the late 1980s by Italian entrepreneur Romano Artioli, who sought nothing less than to create the world's fastest supercar. In this he succeeded, as among the EB110's sensational performance achievements was a new world record for a homologated production road car, hitting 212.5 mph top speed in testing. The car's peculiar name was taken from Ettore Bugatti's initials, with the numerals representing the 110th anniversary of the Bugatti founder's birth. The EB110 was dramatically unveiled on that date, September 15, 1991. The EB110 was developed in conjunction with Aerospatiale France, whose experience in the aircraft industry proved invaluable in the development of the carbon fiber chassis. Fitted with a permanent four-wheel drive system, the Bugatti supercar was powered by a 3.5-liter, 60-valve V12 with four turbochargers, which produced 560 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. This was enough to propel the 3,300-pound car to 60 mph from a standing start in just 3.4 seconds. Its price tag of £340,000 (approx. $585,000) ensured the car would be among the most exclusive vehicles ever offered, but unfortunately a global recession led to Bugatti's financial collapse. In 1995 the dream ended with little more than 100 cars completed. This example was originally painted silver, but it would appear that the first owner had a change of heart and had the car repainted blue. Its appearance is further enhanced by seven-spoke wheels, which were offered as an option by the factory. During the summer of 2003, the paintwork was renewed and the suspension overhauled. A full service was completed in April 2004, and the odometer shows just 9,500 km. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $225,189 at the Christie s' London sale, held on April 19, 2005. Let me set the scene: It 's Monterey weekend 1994, and the .first Bugatti EB110 to land on U.S. shores has kicked off the weekend 46  ning "People's Choice" at Concorso Italiano on Friday. As one of eight U.S. Bugatti dealers, I was in attendance along with F Jackson Pike, sales director for Lotus Cars U.S.A. and Bugatti's U.S. importer Bonhams & Brooks, London, UK, 12/4/2000 SCM ID# 24658 1994 Bugotti EB110 GT Out at Laguna Seca on Saturday, we were riding the crest of what promised to be a new and exciting chapter for the marque. Everyone wanted to look at this car, everywhere it went. They wanted to touch it, to sit in it, to drool on it. I .figured I'd be doing okay back in Massachusetts, as more than a Jew wanted to own it. Little did I realize at the time, but that afternoon would be the pinnacle of my Bugatti experience. Lot #280, S/N ZA9ABO1SORCD39071 Condition: I Sold at $284,175 Bonhoms, Monte Carlo, Monaco, 5/16/2005 It all started about noon, when the typical lunchtime lull had fallen over the paddock. Niki Lauda was on track at the time, lapping in a 456 GT, but it was quiet—too quiet. So in a moment of mad genius, Pike decided we should crash the Ferrari North America corral. We had the keys to the Bugatti—could you really blame us? After we parked the EB110 amidst the Horsies, we ducked nonchalantly into the crowd that quickly amassed. I will never forget the frantic and furious face of the poor unknowing Ferrari PR slob waving her clipboard and looking for the villain who had the stones to drive this showstopper into her factory-sponsored circle. We soon spotted the 456 coming offthe track, so we bolted back to the EB I 10 and tore off passing Lauda and his perturbed passenger (apparently it was some Ferrari bigwig). If memory serves, 1 believe we saluted the boys from Maranello with the British two-fingered reverse victory sign, a la limes Ireland at Watkins Glen. Pike had earlier duct-taped a license plate of some bogus nature Sports Car Market Photos: Christie S


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to the back of the EB 110, so then and there he decided that we should actually drive the car back to its garage near Quail Lodge. Ignoring the factory's pleas not to put mileage on this preproduction car, we took off from the track like a couple of teenagers who had just purloined a hot set of wheels. Pike was driving; I rode shotgun. The Laureles Grade in Carmel Valley, CA, has to be one of the most exciting and picturesque in all of America, but it was no match for the silver monster, which just chewed up and spit out the pavement with too much ease. Purposely gathering roadside gravel to try out the four-wheel drive, Pike set out to see just what this Franco-Italian piece of carbon fiber and alloy could really do, smoking every corner and straightaway like Darth Vader admonishing enemies with his light saber. The car was unshakeable, surefooted, and damn quick. The gear change was short. the turbo lag non-existent, the acceleration blinding. When we hit Carmel Valley Road, we came upon two F40s and a 288 GTO. Pike's toothy grin grew larger as he punched it. Now granted, these cars were trundling up the road and this was no drag race, but we were the flying F-16 passing the MIGs on the runway, and I do remember seeing 155 mph on the speedo before common sense kicked in. There was another open stretch of road before our turn-off to find the garage, so Pike revved the engine and dumped the clutch for one last bit ofjoy. What he didn't see was a NART 275 Spyder that was slowly rolling through the intersection ahead, and we narrowly escaped disaster. The octogenarian behind the wheel nimbly pulled alongside an apologetic Pike, rolled down the window and quietly said, "That would have been one hell of an insurance claim for both of us." We had been drivingfor less than two hours, but this was like a threeday Disney pass rolled into about 90 minutes. I'm talking the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster; Tower of Terror and Bear Mountain all rolled into one spin. Ultimately, the EBI 10, just like our ride, was short-lived. Billions of lira soon evaporated along with Romano Artioli's company, and the true shame for us in the U.S. is that our cars were on the production line just as the venture went under and the EBB() got Tuckered into history. I had two buyers lined up in Boston, but no U.S.legal cars were ever manufactured. It was bad timing, bad management, bad juju, just bad everything. What a waste of a beautifid factory. Eleven years later these technological wonders are still largely ignored, always controversial because of their bulldog looks and fake heritage. The factory parts supply was bought up years ago, though spares do exist in limited quantities. Show and display converters and importers will tell you that the build quality stacks up against the McLaren Fl and the Porsche 959, as does the performance, but it's not often you hear someone mention Artioli's Bugatti alongside those szipercars. The question that virtually no one can answer with authority is how In the paddock at Laguna Seca during the 1994 Monterey Histories many of these beasts exist. I've heard as few as 35 and as many as 154. The larger number has been bandied about for a few years now, and let's hope it right, as that means more of us might get the opportunity to take a roller coaster ride over "The Grade" someday. Small volume, great build quality, unparalleled fun—ff more people had the chance to drive an EB I 10, the buzz would be huge. These cars are not inexpensive on any level, but I think they should be on more collectors' radar. Simply put, this was the Enzo, the Carrera GT, the SLR of its time. The SCM Pocket Price Guide lists EB I I Os at $120k-$160k, but that range is too low today, as it really based on sales from a couple years ago, when the Euro was trading at a much lower level against the dollar The car pictured here was sold for spot-on money, and may have actually been a tad cheap. From my perspective, this is a ton of car for the dough. As I think back on my ride in the EBI 10, it still makes me laugh out loud. Being a passenger has never been so much fun. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company.). August 2005  47


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German Profile 1958 Messerschmitt KR200 Cabriolet The KR200 had a wider front track, better suspension and a better turning radius, and most importantly, it now was capable of reverse by Mark Hyman DETAILS Years produced: 1955-64 Number produced: approx. 30,000 SCM Valuation: $15,000-$20,000 Tune-up/major service: $35 Chassis #: on frame inside cockpit Engine #: on crankcase Club: Messerschmitt Owners Club, c/o Mrs. Helga Bonner, 33 Church Road, Kelvedon, Colchester, Essex, COS 9.1H, U.K. Web site: messerschmitt.to.uk Alternatives: 1955-62 BMW !satin, 1955-64 Heinkel SCM Investment Grade: C COMPS 1955 Messerschmitt KR200 Lot #560, S/N 54777 Condition: 2Sold at $15,370 Chassis number: 68456 Engine number: 2938026 I ntroduced in 1953 as the "Fend," after its co-designer Fritz Fend, the Messerschmitt microcar was soon being marketed under its manufacturer's name. Situated at the rear, its single-cylinder two-stroke motor produced a modest 9 hp, enough nevertheless to propel the lightweight and aerodynamic car to around 55 mph. The 191-cc KR200 was introduced in 1955, featuring revised bodywork and a floor-mounted accelerator and clutch, though the tandem seating and handlebar controls were retained from earlier models. Production ceased in 1964 after some 30,000 KR200s had been made. The vendor acquired the car on offer here from the Ealing Council following a garage clearance, and little is known of its prior history. Its condition is described by the seller as generally good; however, because of its lengthy storage period and lack of service history, the vehicle is sold strictly as viewed. The SCM analysis: This car sold fbr $7,888 at Bonhams 'Hendon sale, held April 18, 2005. No, the Messerschmitt was not a pint-sized airplane turned microcar. It was the genius of German engineer Fritz Fend, whose initial idea was to design a small car that could transport the thousands of Germans who had lost their limbs during World War II. First and foremost his vehicle was to be a mobility device, making Fend something of a precursor to Dean Kamen, whose Segway had its genesis as a motorized wheelchair Fend set up a small shop in Bavaria to build his new vehicle, dubbed the "Flitzer" In post-war Germany it was difficult to put any sort ofvehicle into production, as the Allies had imposed strict controls on industry. But due to its medical purpose, Fend was able to launch the Flitzer, and even received American assistance in design and obtaining raw materials. 48  The car went into production in 1948, powered by a Fichte! and Sachs 2.5-hp motor that was later changed to a bigger, 4.5-hp Reidel unit. Within a year; 150 of the single-seat Flitzers had been built and Fend was looking to increase his manufacturing capacity. In 1952 he joined up with Willy Messerschmitt, whose company had built the famous fighter planes during the war Now forbidden to produce aircraft, an agreement was reached where Silver Auctions, Reno, NV, 8/5/2004 SCM ID# 34443 1955 Messerschmitt KR200 Lot #175, S/N AZ137111 Condition: 3Sold at S12,420 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/17/2002 SCM ID# 26954 Messerschntitt would produce a more refined variant of the Flitzer The debut of the Messerschmitt-bui It model came in 1953. Called the KR] 75 (for "kabinenroller," which translates to "cabin scooter"), these early Schmitts had twist grip throttles and hand clutches, with no reverse gear The KR] 75 was powered by a Sachs 175-cc engine and had seating for two. The passenger sat immediately behind the driver with legs outstretched, straddling the seat in front of him. In 1955 the KR200 was introduced, a larger machine powered by a 200-cc Sachs two-stroke. It had a wider front track, better suspension and a better turning radius, and most importantly, it now was capable of reverse. Available luxuries included an electric wiper, ashtray, radio, spare tire, and foot-operated clutch and gas pedal. The KR200 was produced in different body styles. Most popular was the bubble-topped version that had a clear airplane-like dome that swung to one side, allowing entry into the car There was also a convertible, Sports Con Market


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which was basically the same as the bubble top but with a set of top bows and a fabric roof instead of the plastic one. Many Schmitts get made into convertibles these days, as even though it easy to get a reproduction dome, they are expensive to ship and a challenge to install. Over 16,000 Schntitts were built in the Messerschmitt aircraftfactory. The cars served a useful purpose for post-war Europe as inexpensive and economical transportation. With just three wheels, they avoided the high tax imposed on four-wheelers in England. Many of the cars did make their way to the United States as a dealership network was set up here, and while sales were good, the cars were usually bought as gimmicks or toys rather than as serious transportation. In the mid 1950s, the Allies lifted the ban on aircraft production in Germany and Messerschmitt resumed building planes. Fend took over the car operation, forming a new company in 1957 called FMR. That year it introduced the coolest of the Schmitts, the king of all microcars, and certainly the most desirable and the most expensive of the lot, the TG500 Tiger The Tiger was basically a KR200 with four wheels and a 500-cc Sachs engine. It enjoyed some racing successes, as it was quick and capable of doing 85 mph. But it was not a commercial success, as the Tiger cost twice the price of the KR200. The microcar boom was nearing its end anyway, with the post-war recovery having succeeded in putting "real" cars back on European roads. Major Messerschmitt production ended in 1962; however, a few of the cars were still being made until the summer of 1964. The Messerschmitt offers more ffin per dollar than any other car on three or even four wheels. I have owned something like 20 or 25 of the little creatures in various conditions over the last 20 years, and have had some great adventures driving them. The cam are really quite simple, parts are easy to get, and Schmitts actually drive quite svell. They are capable of cruising at a comfortable speed; so long as you are not trying to complete with highway traffic, you can drive at 45 mph all day long. They are extremely stable going forward, though reverse is another story altogether To activate reverse, you simply stop the car, shut off the engine, .flick a switch on the dash to reverse the direction of the starter motor, and fire it back up. The two-stroke then runs in the opposite direction, meaning in reverse you've actually got all four gears available, though 1 wouldn't suggest using them. I will also warn you not to go in reverse at speed and turn the steering wheel hard. While showing off one of my cars at a party once, my passenger and I found ourselves thinking we were in a Messerschmitt airplane flying upside down. For a collector of unusual cars, a Schmitt is a must-have. The bubble top cars are prettier and more desirable, but they do tend to be a bit hot in the stint/tier, so I prefer the convertibles as drivers. Buy one ffilly restored if you can, as they are not expensive and can be bought for less than the cost of restoration. Nice restored Schmitts have been selling in the upper teens to mid-twenties, so the bargain price for the car pictured here should give the new owner some room to recondition this example without winding up over his head. Here's hoping he enjoys the flight. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company.)• THE QUAIL 2005 A MOTORSPORTS GATHERING FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 QUAIL LODGE CARMEL, CA During Concours week on the Monterey Peninsula, The Quail brings together connoisseurs who share their passion for rare sports and racing cars in a relaxed, elegant setting. In its third year, The Quail offers a tribute to the legendary Mexican road race, La Caffera Panamericana...plus an outstanding display of 120 pre-war and postwar sports and racing cars, vintage motorcicles and Alfa Romeos. Enhancing the event is the opportunity to enjoy fine wines and delectable cuisines, an exhibit of automotive fine art photography, and auctions of automobile memorabilia and vintage cars presented by Bonhams & Butterfields. Admission includes all food and beverages, as well as entrance to the auction. $150 for adults, complimentary for children under 12. 877.734.4628 (loll-free information & tickets) 831 658 3517 (local ticket; www quaillodge THE PENINSULA ROLEX August 2005 BENTLE Bon hams BUTTERFIELDS I ()Co, RN  R 49


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Porsche Gesprach Jim Schrager Five Porsches to Avoid at Any Cost 924 Turbos are truly one of Porsche's darkest moments, a car to avoid even if you're given one as a gift xcruciating tuition bills from the school of hard knocks has taught me that, no matter how fond I am of the cars from Stuttgart, some Porsches are best left unbought. Here's a rundown of those you should stay away from, lest you endanger your financial and mental health. E 1. A 912 WITH A BAD MOTOR I was recently called in to consult on the purchase of a 1967 912 that was for sale on eBay with a claimed "good" motor that just hadn't run in years. Of course, it was about as far from "good" as you can get; it was locked up solid. I wasn't surprised, as 912s far too often have major engine problems that are unable to be solved by simple tune-ups. There are always those who have the "perfect" solution to this problem. Among the cars I've recently called on was a 1966 912 with a "funny noise" coming from the engine. It was a rustfree California car painted an incorrect color; the seller was asking $6,000. He was quick to volunteer that new bigbore kits were available for $300 and most any VW mechanic could easily rebuild the motor. Longtime readers know where I stand on this sort of pseudo hotrod modification. Not only do these cheapo rebuilds offend my sensibilities as a purist, but they usually result in a poorly performing engine that's impossible to keep in a correct state of tune. The result here is always the same: a largely undesirable car that doesn't drive like a vintage Porsche should. When new, 912s were great. They were a real bargain, giving their owners much of the 911 experience at a 35% discount. But today, rebuilding a 912 engine to original standards with no excuses is about an $8,000 affair. When the values for these cars are going to top out at $7,000 for a nice #2, you just don't have any room left to work. 2. A 911 WITH A RUSTY CHASSIS I'm not a big fan of 911s with any rust at all. But if it's isolated in the 50  It's easier to buy a good 944 than repair its blown motor Beware modifications to a 912 engine front suspension pan area, it can be repaired for about $2,000 and you can still have a solid car. Rust at the rear of a 911 is a different matter. This is anything but easy to repair if it can be done at all and is often the talisman of a chassis that's beyond hope. While the aficionados will say that Stoddard Porsche (www.stoddard.com) now sells special repair panels for the rear chassis, I would still be wary of undertaking such major surgery. If the car is a 911S in good colors with its original MEI engine, it's probably worth doing. Even so, this will be a long and painful journey. Unless you know your stuff, it's best to keep looking. Lest you not believe me, here's an example of what you can expect. A local Porsche friend bought a 1971 911E, in the great period color of Signal Orange, for the modest sum of $4,800. (And yes, it ran.) There was just one slight problem: The rear end had collapsed. Upon further inspection, it was clear that the rear torsion bar console had rusted through. Checkbook in hand, he started on his quest. 1fa 911 is this visibly rusty, you can bet the chassis is, too About $8,000 later, he had a $6,000 car on his hands. After he fixed the chassis, the rest of the car also needed work. After more than three tough years of trying to get the rust repair and chassis work correctly completed and the engine rebuilt due to its significant oil leaks, he cut his losses and sold the car for $6,000. 3. A 944 WITH A BLOWN ENGINE Because 944 owners are often maintenance-averse, it's fairly common to find these cars with blown engines. This usually happens when their rubber-composite timing belts snap, unleashing an ugly cacophony of valves smashing into pistons. Sure, these cars are dirt-cheap, and you can source another engine or even rebuild the one in the chassis. But resist the urge and buy a better car instead. The expense of getting and installing a new Sports Car Market


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• engine far outweighs the ease of simply buying a different 944. I recently saw a decent 1987 944 with good maintenance records trade hands for $3,000. They are both plentiful and inexpensive enough that a project 944 is only a good idea if you're extremely bored or someone gives you a couple of free cars. 4. A FAKEY-D00 930 It's a Herculean task to sell  a stock 930 once you've had your fun with it. Don't make an already tough job even harder by buying one with fake plastic bodywork. These cars just don't appeal to the hardcore Porsche folks, who tend to be more interested in finesse than flash, elegant engineering instead of cubic horsepower. A local dentist called me recently, desperately wanting to buy a 993 Turbo that was complete with Strosek bodywork, the full package that included tiny projector headlights. He was singing the praises of this machine, with its 600 hp and all the "fantastic" (his word) bodywork. At $125,000, he thought it was the bargain of a lifetime. I took a look at the car and I think the only original panel was the roof. I advised the would-be buyer to put away his checkbook and wait awhile. Sure enough, six months later the car was still for sale, at the radically reduced price of $85,000. I still think that's too much. My rule on these cars is take the same car in stock configuration and subtract 25% for all the body mods. That means I'd value this one at about $50,000. 5. ALL 924 TURBOS Turbo 924s don't rust, but that's cold comfort when it's parked at the end of your driveway, immobile. Any 924 is a troubled machine, but when you bolt a slapped-together turbocharger on that agricultural engine, you have a match made for masochists. The truth is, these cars don't run for long. You may find a beautiful, low-mileage example, but I'll guess it's mostly because none of them racked up too many miles before trouble set in. This model is truly one of Porsche's darkest moments, a car to avoid even if you're given one as a gift.• More plastic than a Fiero-rri At least they don't rusl. Iluj just brcak .Monza Syyder The 2005 BMW powered Monza Spyder is a one-of-a-kind concept car built by Milt Brow,n, creator of the Apollo sports cars to showcase the capabilities of his new company, Apollo Design. The Monza Spyder blends the passion & flowing lines of late 30's 2900 Alfa Romeos with modern mechanical components. _Tor information On (- 0171 nm.s ion till original design (mita(' Ahl'i :Brown al 5i0 704 0772. the .A101/2:ci Snyder or to


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American Profile Howard Hughes' 1953 Buick Roadmaster Sedan The simple explanation for our fascination with Hughes is that he was incredibly, overwhelmingly, stinking rich by Dave Kinney DETAILS Years produced: 1936-58 Number produced: 50,523 Original list price: $4,031 5CM Valuation: S5,000-512,000 (without Hughes provenance) Tune-up/major service: $300 Distributor cap: $33 Chassis #: door hinge pillar post ; also on firewall Engine #: stamped on the left side of the block Club: Buick Club of America, P. O. Box 360775, Columbus, OH 43236 Web site: buickclub.org Alternatives: Ex-Howard Hughes 1954 Chrysler New Yorker, 1,500 miles from new, with filtration system in trunk, currently for sale at Imperial Palace Auto Collection, asking $750,000 SCM Investment Grade: C COMPS T his historic Buick Roadmaster four-door sedan was personally customized for Howard Hughes to conform to his eccentric demands and idiosyncrasies, and was the last car he drove. Stored on blocks for 20 years in California, it shows 5,339 actual miles since new. In 100% original condition in factory Pastel Blue with Seafoam Green top paint and blue wool, broadcloth and nylon interior, all interior appoint- ments are perfect including carpets and instruments. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $1,620,000 at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction, held April 2, 2005. Howard Hughes Jr was born into a Houston society family in December 1905. His father, Howard Hughes Sr., invented a multi-faceted diamond drill tip that would become the basic drilling tool design used throughout the 20th century. After his father's death, 18-year-old Howard Jr became the 75% owner of Hughes Tool Company while still a student at Rice University. Hughes became involved with many of the growth and glamour industries of the last century, primary among them aviation. He was not only the holder of nukerous flying records, but his companies built planes, and Hughes owned airlines, including TWA, as well. Hughes was also involved in electronics, real estate investment, mining, oil, hotels, gambling, medicine, movies, and, some would say, ripping off the government. The simple explanation for why we are fascinated by Hughes is because he was incredibly, overwhelmingly, stinking rich. When he died in 1976 he left an estate worth about two billion dollars, and he was the richest person on planet earth. But Hughes 'wealth is not the only compelling thing about the man. He was also dashing, repulsive, elusive, brilliant, obtuse, self-destructive, shy, mentally ill, racist, anti-Semitic, drug-addicted, and by most accounts unlovable. So much has been written about Hughes that it would be best to cut the discussion short and refer any reader to the handful of movies, dozens of books and thousands of articles about him. Suffice it to say that were there no Howard Hughes, there would be no C. Montgomery Burns character on "The Simpsons," the uber-rich, paranoid weirdo who owns everything but has no friends except those he buys. Speaking of Hughes' purchases, why would he buy a Buick, when the 52  choice of any car (and more than a few car companies) would have been well within his reach? While this is not a question that we can ever definitively answer, we can always speculate. Buick has long cultivated a conservative image, the logical choice for a well-heeled buyer who wanted luxury but not necessarily the look-atme image that might accompany the purchase of a high-end domestic luxury car such as a Packard or Lincoln, or even Buick's General Motors cousin, the Cadillac. Buick's long and storied history is ripe with details of purchases by prime ministers, dictators, presidents and other world leaders. Canadian-built Buicks were considered "empire" cars by many in the service of British imperialism, and in China the Ex-Fronk Sinatra 1989 Jaguar XJS Lot #106, S/N 5849KC15021 Condition: 3 Sold at $178,500 Christie's, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/15/1998 SCM ID# 9398 Ex-Elton John 1992 Ferrari 512 TR Lot #6, S/N ZEFLA40000092428 Condition: 1 Sold at $126,266 Christie's, London, UK, 6/5/2001 SCM ID# 23717 last emperor; Pu Yi, bought two Buicks in 1924, thus making it the first car to enter Peking's Forbidden City. (In fact, Buick has such a reputation for quality and prestige in China that when GM returned there in the '90s, Buicks were the first cars to roll off its new assembly lines.) Hughes' specific choice of a 1953 Buick Roadmaster makes sense, as Buick offered a powerful V8, the famous "Nail Head" motor a cast-iron, overhead-valve engine making 164 hp from 322 ci. Mated to a Dynaflow automatic transmission, it was state of the art for its time. Power steering and power brakes were standard, as was an all-new 12-volt electrical system. Hughes (or his people) most likely chose the Buick because it was powerful, large, modern, and able to meet their needs when it came to handling the equipment that Hughes' germ-phobic paranoia dictated be added. This Roadmaster was famously modified from the original, with most windows sealed and unable to be rolled down. An electric air filtration Sports Car Market


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system mounted in the trunk filtered outside air through a dust trap and bacterial filters. This necessitated another modification, the addition of a 24-volt, aircraftstyle electric system. Contemporary media reports indicate it was possible for Hughes to connect the automobile to his plane to "jump start" it, although the thought of one of the world's largest private consumers of Kleenex tissues getting out and telling his driver not to forget that the red lead goes to the positive terminal is laughable. It should be noted that at least one other Hughes car built in the '50s exists, and has been on display at the Imperial Palace Auto Collection in Las Vegas. That car is a 1954 Chrysler New Yorker; and it has many of the same features as this Buick, with its trunk also taken up with a set offilters and air conditioning equipment. There is no one reason why a 1953 Buick would sell for $1.62 million, but we must give credit to the skillful marketing job done by BarrettJackson. Coming close on the heels of B-J's record sale of the 1953 Oldsmobile F-88, making the Hughes Buick the signature car for its Palm Beach sale was a smart move. With the recent release of "The Aviator; " a film partially chronicling the life of Hughes, the timing was right. The oftmentioned television lights from the Speed Channel broadcast of the event likely had some bearing on the final result, as Barrett-Jackson showed it can make big things happen even away from the home turf of Scottsdale. But we must also take into account the celebrity status of the former owner Witnessing sales of cars ofboth the famous and infamous for the past 30-odd years, it seems to me that often the cars that bring the most money are those that were owned by the nasty guys. Like it or not, Hitler cars bring more than ex-presidential cars, Bonnie and Clyde cars bring more than those owned by humanitarians. Hughes had both fame and infamy in his life, at one time a figure to admire, later a man to pity. He was an important man, but as a romantic figure, few would want to emulate him. There can be no doubt that the new owner paid a premium for the Hughes provenance. As a museum draw, the car's future revenue stream depends upon the continued, or increasing, popularity of Howard Hughes, something that is unlikely to occur At the end of the day, this Buick is not a pretty car, and its condition is less than perfect, with paint that shows flaws and aging cosmetics. However, it is interesting, it is different, and it is, indeed, now famous because of its sale price. I would have found another place to park my $1.62 million. Do you have any idea how many germs are on all those dollar bills? (Descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• CONCEIVED IN THE 50'S. CONSTRUCTED IN THE 80'S. STILL AN INSPIRATION TODAY. The ' 988 Aztec by Giorgetto Giugiaro of ltaldesign. Radical. Innovative. Ahead of its time. Designed with twin cockpits, a revolutionary in-car communication system, and intricate side fairings housing coded push button service panels. The Aztec will be proudly displayed with over 100 other classic cars and motnrcycl including a 1939 Figoni and Falaschi Delahaye and a 1970 Hemi Cudi convertible. You can see them all at The Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance on the Veteran's Green in Westport, Connecticut this September 25th. For more information visit: www.fairfieldcountyconcours.com . Fairfield Coura, oyee6~4 d - August 2005 53


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Race Car Profile 1967 Cheetah Sports Racer Its presence at the track is like Tim Curry making his entrance in "Rocky Horror Picture Show": terrifying, sensuous, and funny by Thor Thorson DETAILS Years produced: 1964-65 Number produced: probably 17, maybe 22 Original list price: $9,500 SCM Valuation: $75,000-$100,000 Cost per hour to race: $1,000 Distributor cap: $25 Chassis #: most didn't have one Engine #: on pad at right front of engine Web sites: cheetahracecors.org , cheetahCOrS.COM Alternatives: 1964-67 Shelby Cobra, 1963-67 Chevrolet Corvette, lobotomy SCM Investment Grade: C COMPS Chassis number: 16 B ack when Carroll Shelby's Anglo-American Cobras first made their appearance on the racing scene, they rained on the Corvette parade. Racing classes that had been the exclusive domain of Zora Duntov's pride and joy were suddenly lost to the new aluminumskinned interlopers. Things looked gloomy indeed, as Shelby's Cobras took victory after victory. If the factory was not going to intercede, then somebody had to act for it. That person was Bill Thomas, a Californian and successful Corvette racer. With racing credentials and an inside connection with Ed Cole, then Chevrolet's top man, Thomas seemed just the one to pull the fangs of Shelby's snakes. With engineer Don Edmonds, he set out to design and build what would become known as the Cheetah. Built over a semi-space frame, the Cheetah featured a front-engine, rear-drive layout, but with a mid-engined car's weight distribution, thanks to the rearward positioning of the small-block engine. Suspension on Thomas' land rockets consisted of a modified Corvette independent rear and fabricated A-frames with coil-overs up front. Unsophisticated by today's race car standards, in its day this setup was good enough to pull almost 1.2 g's on the skidpad, far outclassing both Corvettes and Cobras. Blisteringly fast and uncivilized, Thomas's little kitties never got past the developmental stage. Yet Cheetahs have assumed an astonishing cult status that far surpasses any significance of their short racing history or even their state of mechanical sophistication. Cheetah history is notoriously sketchy, with every author offering different and often contradictory opinions about what actually transpired in the 1964-65 development period. Contributing to the problem, or perhaps the main reason for it, was the fact that Thomas did not sweat the frontoffice details. Apparently none of his cars had identification numbers or any sort of chassis data tag, thus most of the build chronology is derived from period race results. Despite all the race publicity generated by these early Cheetahs, only five different cars feature in contemporary race records. The rest of the small production run was sold for street or drag racing use, as the Cheetah could turn in a 10-second quarter mile at 135 mph. Whether the new owner of this ferocious feline employs it as a pavementwrinkling street machine or a vintage racer, we must offer the following advice to the Shelby snake pretenders: "Be very afraid, little Cobra, be very afraid." 54  The SCM analysis: This car sold for $82,500 at RM's Monterey sale, held August 13-14, 2004. What is it that makes a "cult car?" To develop this sort offollowing, a car has to be wildly, outrageously over the top in a few obvious ways, while being a miserable failure in every other After all, the whole idea of a cult is that its followers are so obsessed with some part of the whole that they overlook what makes the rest of us stand back and shudder The Cheetah fits this definition perfectly. Its physical presence at the track was (and still is) like Tim Curry making his entrance in the "Rocky Horror Picture Show": terrifying, sensuous, and funny all at the same time. The 1965 Shelby Cobra 4000 Series lot #170, S/N CSX4173 Condition: 2 Sold at $82,500 Barrett-Jackson, Los Angeles, CA, 6/21/2003 SCM ID# 31427 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Lot #289, S/N 308375106844 Condition: 2+ Sold at $149,625 Mecum Auctions, St. Charles, IL, 6/27/2003 SCM ID# 31563 emotional impact that the Cheetah had on American racing in 1964 far outweighed its numbers or successes. But the cars were just so shocking that we all cheered and wanted them to be much more than they actually were. The reality was that they were awful cars. Bill Thomas and Don Edmonds started out with the best of intentions. Their basic idea was to take the mechanical package of the new Stingray Corvette and fit it into a light tube frame with a minimal coupe body, what has been described as "an economy street version of the old ScarabChaparral school." So far so good. At the time, the magic concept in race car design was low polar moment of inertia. Simply stated, a car with all its weight in the center will start and stop turning far more easily than one with the same amount of weight concentrated at the ends. John Cooper developed his mid-engined concept around this principle, putting the engine behind the driver and ahead of the rear axle. But these guys were stuck using front-engined Corvette parts, so they had to move the motor as far back as possible. To accomplish this they dispensed with the driveshaft entirely, connecting the transmission directly to the differential input. This was an idea that never really worked, as Sports Car Market


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drives hafts allow for some misalignment and movement between the components. Not having one proved unreliable. The other problem with moving the engine that far back is that the driver ends up sitting almost over the rear axle. Your legs end up literally beside the engine block, with the exhaust headers going over your shins and down the side. Talk about uncomfortable, hot and noisy—the Cheetah set the all-time mark for driver unfriendliness. Further adhering to the polar moment concept, the Cheetah designers sought to keep the overall package short, to make the car quicker and more nimble. They chose a 90-inch wheelbase for the car, which was about halfway between a standard Corvette and a Bugeye Sprite. A seriously rigid frame might have stood a chance with these proportions, but the Cheetah used what was effectively a rectangular box built of medium-diameter tubes, bent inward at the front, and poorly triangulated. The result was that the Cheetah was a flexi-flyer of the .first order, particularly when it came to twisting forces. And with 500-plus hp trying to fling the car into oblivion, stability was not among the Cheetah's finer qualities. So the Cheetah has an outrageous, arguably gorgeous, but certainly in-your-face body wrapped around a hairy-armpit mechanical package that overpowers a seriously inadequate chassis and suspension. The combination delivers immense speed with truly spooky handling, while affording its pilot an almost inconceivably hot, loud, and claustrophobic cockpit. Are you ready to drink the Kool-Aid? Hopefully whoever won the bidding for this car has a clear understanding of what he's gotten himself into, and has a great sense of humor, as well. If that's the case, the car was well bought. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• JA, Toll Free (800) 678-5173 August 2005  Instant Quotes Online: www.parishheacock.com 55


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Market Reports Overview M ention Branson, MO, and your friends who live in motorhomes will quickly tell you how much they enjoyed Andy Williams when they went to his performance there. But gearheads are more likely to be attracted to the rumbling sound of muscle and sports cars at the Cox Auction held there annually, and leave the soporific crooning of "Born Free" to be enjoyed by the leisure-suit gang. At their latest event, Cox sold nearly $2.6 million. A trio of Shelby Mustangs took top honors, including a 1970 GT 500 convertible that brought $148,400. While this month marks Canadian Norm Mort's first auction report for SCM, he's no newbie in the business. Mort is a regular auto writer for the Toronto Sun, columnist for Old Autos, and has 14 years of experience in the collector-car appraisal business—not to mention a garage that includes oddities like a Reliant Regal, Fiat 850 Spider, and Humber Super Snipe. Ontario-based RM Auctions' homestay spring Toronto sale had plenty for Mort to browse through—about 350 cars crossed the block for the sale, including several with celebrity provenance, and $2.9m worth were hammered sold. Our senior analyst and recent contributor to The New York Times, Dave Kinney made a first visit to Bonhams & Butterfields' annual Brookline sale, held at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum, and found an ecletic selection of cars from every era of motoring and spanning the range of affordability. There was another big boost for Tucker fans, as a '48 originally owned by Winthrop Rockefeller sold for $461,500. Several old high-style Bentleys changed hands, including a 1927 Speed Six two-seater at $335k and a 1921 40/50hp Silver Ghost with rare Indian coachwork. Bottom-feeders had their moments as well, with a '61 Mercedes-Benz 190SL going for $18,400 and a '72 Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato bringing just $11,500. Its inaugural car sale, of an estate full of vehicles, was so successful that Potts Auction Company decided to organize its first-ever consigned car auction, in its hometown of Dalton, GA. Steve Ahlgrim attended, and reports that the sale, while well run, suffered from being heavy on hard-to-value customs and rods. Christie's seasonal sale at the Jack Barclay Showroom in London, U.K., saw a relatively small selection and slow bidding this time around, with a sale total of only $1.4m, including a right-hand-drive Ferrari 250 GTL Lusso that sold for a correct-today, but twice-five-years-ago price of $359,100. Rounding out our auction coverage for this month, B. Mitchell Carlson made a journey back into the heartland and found plenty of old Chevy and Ford muscle crossing the block at Mecum's $2.3m Kansas City sale. Which brings us almost back to Branson. Don't they say all roads lead there?—ED• • 53 2000  • 2001  • BY THE NUMBERS 2002  TOP SALES INS ISSUE 1. 1948 Tucker 48 sedan, S461,500, B&B, p. 65 2. 1964 Ferrari 250 GTL Lusso coupe, $359,100, Ch, p. 72 3. 1927 Bentley Speed Six roadster, $335,000, B&B, p. 58 4. 1930 Cadillac Model 452 roadster, $280,000, B&B. p. 64 5. 1992 Bugatti EB110 GT coupe, $223,250, Ch. p. 47 6. 1923 Bentley 3-Liter tourer, $203,000, B&B, p. 58 7. 1970 Shelby Mustang GT 500, 5148,400, C, p.82 8. 1936 Talbot 110 Tourer convertible, $123,854, Ch, p. 70 9. 1921 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost, $103,500, B&B, p. 58 10. 1936 Rolls-Royce Phantom Ill $95,998, Ch, p. 70 scmBest Buys 2003  2004  • 2005 1.1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL, $18,400, B&B, p.62 2. 1968 Shelby Mustang 01 350 convertible, $90,100, C, p. 82 3. 1951 Chevrolet Woodie station wagon, $36,232, RM, p. 88 4. 1969 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, $20,475, P, p. 102 5. 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL convertible, $8,586, S, p. 104 Si Side Bonhams & Butterfields, Brookline, MA, (B&B)  p. 58 Christie's, London, UK (Ch)  Cox Auctions, Bronson, MO, (C)  RM Auctions, Toronto, Canada, (RM)  Mecum, Kansas City, MO (M)  Potts Auctions, Dalton, GA (P)  Silver Auctions, Portland, OR (S)  eBay Motors, (e)  SCM 1 - 6 Scale  Condition Rating:  1. National concours standard/perfect  2: Very good club concours, some small flaws  3 Average daily driver in decent condition  4 Still a driver but with some apparent flaws  p. 68 p. 74 p. 84 p. 94 p. 100 p. 104 p. 108 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6 Good only for parts Total Sa les ( in mi llion s)


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Bonhams & Butterfields Brookline, MA EB Bonhams & Butterfields Collectors' Motorcycles, Motor Cars and Automobilia Lutz Anderson Automotive Museum Brookline, MA April 30, 2005 Auctioneer:  Number of lots offered:  Number of lots sold:  Sales rate-  Sales total:  High sale:  Malcolm Barber 45 27 60% $2,181,500 Lot 637, 1948 Tucker 48 sedan, sold at $461,500 Premium: 15% on first 5100,000, plus 10% on amount above (induded in prices of sold lots) Report by Dave Kinney Market opinions in italics T on the grounds of its namesake's former estate, the museum collection itself is housed in a magnificent castle-like structure once used as the family's motor house. The museum was opened in 1952 and makes claim to being America's oldest automobile collection. Many of the veteran and vintage cars on display were formerly the property of the family. Anderson was a career diplomat, and he was known for never selling any of his automotive possessions. Today, the impressive collection includes more recent vehicles as well; it would be an interesting and worthwhile side trip to anyone visiting the Boston area. I was impressed not only by the qual- his was my first visit to the annual Bonhams event held outside the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, a Boston suburb. Located ity of the cars presented but also by the wide range of both automotive history and current-day value represented by the cars on offer here. From the multi-thousand to the multi-hundred-thousand, Bonhams has done an admirable job in collecting representative cars from every era of motoring. Rolls-Royce cars were well represented, Amilcar, selling for relative pocket change at $11,500. From the earliest days of motoring, a 1902 curved-dash Oldsmobile sold for a quite reasonable $28,750. Other American cars included a spec- tacular 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible that went for $57,500 and a 1966 Shelby Mustang GT 350H hammered down for $74k. The top sale of the day was the ex– Winthrop Rockefeller 1948 Tucker that sold for an unexpectedly high (for the condition) $461,500. Plenty of nice German and Italian cars changed hands at good prices for the buyers. A 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE convertible sold for a reasonable $39,675; a 1961 M-B 190SL was extremely well bought at $18,400; a 1971 Maserati Ghibli changed garages at $34,500; while a 1972 Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato went to a Boston-area purchaser at a very reasonable $11,500. At the end of the sale, Bonhams had managed to move 27 cars and make nearly $2.2m. The sale was very well run even though the weather was a mixed bag. Friday's preview day was bright and sunny even though the air remained crisp. Saturday during the sale rains moved in, however without effect, as the contents and the bidders were well protected inside the tents. With an exciting, eclectic selection of cars, and a great venue, by every measure this was a successful sale and it made for a great weekend's diversion.—D.K. ENGLISH #634-1921 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP SILVER GHOST phaeton. S/N 47AG. Eng. # 0144 L. Gray/metallic green/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 7,368 miles. Coachwork by Stuarts of Calcutta, now shows plenty of divots and scars, some of the riveting underneath is popping through. Nickel brightwork shows well. Top is of a recent vintage, but no longer new. Plenty black leather. RHD. Odo: 8 miles. Very nice paint now showing some wear. Chrome is good, most is very good with only light pitting. Running light lens and guts are missing on the right front fender. Nicely detailed frame—clean, but used is the look here. Seat leather is older and shows wear, a good look for this car. CocaCola bottle opener on the dash is a nice touch. I'm certain it was never used to uncork other beverages. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $203,000. Sold at the low end of the catalog estimate, which I would say was a trifle optimistic. With its usability as well as vintage-racing ability, this great open Bentley should be cherished by the new owner and will remain a valuable car for decades to come. #638 1927 BENTLEY SPEED SIX road- ster. S/N DH2206. Eng. # NH2732. Creme/ brown fenders/cloth tonneau/red leather. RHD. Odo: 45,653 miles. Created in 1936 by using the chassis of a 1927 standard-wheelbase saloon shortened two feet, with an engine from a 1930 Speed Six. Very nice restoration with dickey seat (that's rumble seat to you and me). Excellent paint looks to have been recently done; excellent chrome. No flaws noted to exterior. Interior is quite well fitted with very good wood, excellent leather seats and trim, wrapped steering wheel. Well documented and well-fitted. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $335,000. One of the stars of the show. Was cut loose by seller even though it failed to meet its low estimate of $370k, however I would call this sale price market-correct. with a decent Cloud II as well as an exMuhammad Ali Cloud III. Both failed to make their reserves. Interesting post-war (as in WWI) Rolls cars including a 1921 40/50hp Silver Ghost with very unusual and quite handsome Indian coachwork, found a new owner for just $103,500. Sister marque Bentley was represented in fine style as well with a 1927 Speed Six two-seater that sold for $335k, as well as a massively handsome 1923 3-Liter Short Chassis Sports open tourer that went to a new home at $203k. My favorite French car of the sale (and the only French car on offer) was a circa-1924 58  of cracks to front seat leather; blue seats do not work well with green body and carpets. Good wood. Plenty of wear and tear to older restoration. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $103,500. Formerly owned by His Highness, the Raja of Santosh. Very unusual Indian coachwork, visually very appealing. 1930s-style fenders were added after the car was taken out of likely tiger-hunting service. A decent buy on an unusual car with a great story to tell. #618-1923 BENTLEY 3-LITER SHORT CHASSIS SPORTS open tourer. S/N 332. Eng. # 337. British Racing Green/black cloth/ #641 1928 ROLLS ROYCE PHANTOM - - I landaulette. S/N 71AL. Maroon/black cloth/ black leather/gray cloth. RHD. Odo: 53,397 miles. Hooper coachwork. Excellent paint, excellent brightwork. Well done but not overdone; plated bits are done correctly but not chromed where they should be nickel. Fully documented history included a Swiss baron first owner all the way down to its current owner, a former Rolls-Royce Owners' Club V.P. Very correct and well restored to an original style. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $100,000. Despite all the good things going for it, this car failed to excite the bidders. Perhaps it the landaulette body style—in this Sports Cot Market


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Bonhams & Butterfields Brookline, MA and nicely proportioned. Price achieved is spoton. There hasn't been any upward movement in the market for pre-war closed-bodied Rolls cars in quite some time. case elegant yet not pretty—or perhaps that for many it's more of a museum piece than a tour car at this point. The seller is to be commended for his good work It's a shame much of it goes unrecognized. #642-1929 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I NEWMARKET convertible sedan. S/N S216KR. Black/beige cloth/Butterscotch leather. Odo: 102,996 miles. Brewster coachwork. Very well patinated. All wear is to an equal level. Paint and chrome both have needs. Paintwork was well done but now has some scratches NOT SOLD AT $45,000. 151 K-1 models were built. I imagine this Allard came quite close to selling, but the $55k-$75k estimate seemed quite strong. Although the K-1 appears slightly visually impaired compared to some later Allards, it's starting to look better as the years go by I say $50k would have been generous enough. and rough edges. Chrome is polished through in places; complete rechroming is called for if restored. Leather has been redyed; it completes the look here. Good wood to dash and door caps. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $100,000. A quite nice Springfield Rolls with a good look and still in great shape, this one failed to meet its reasonable reserve. The Newmarket convertible sedan is a handsome body style—I would have expected a better result here. #621 1930 ROLLS ROYCE PHANTOM - - I Dover Limo. S/N S469MR. Brewster Green/ black wings/black vinyl/black leather/camel cloth. Odo: 119,282 miles. Springfield-built Phantom I with divider window. Older restoration; some wear areas at hood seams and door hinges shows chips and cracks. Brightwork is good. Complete, but some small trim has pitting. Vinyl top is still good. Some light pulling away 1954 MG TF roadster. S/N HDP462442. Ivory/creme cloth/red leather. Odo: 58,063 miles. Just the way you want to find them. A very good restoration with some very careful use since. Paint is very good, not fresh but shows well. Very good brightwork, not show quality but good enough for a driver. Very #613 - 71K250. Red/black. RHD. Odo: 800 miles. Some flaws to paintwork—not bad for a race car but not show quality with some stretching and sanding marks showing through. Brightwork is good and quite complete. Interior is all business—well done with roll bar, race seatbelts, and wood steering wheel and dash. Cond: 2-. #629 1947 ALLARD K 1 roadster. SN - - with lots of use wear since. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $39,000. This car must have been within a few dollars of selling. It would have made a good buy for an end user who wanted a driver and not a show car Restoration is economically out of the question at this time, but still a wise buy for a long-termer #640A 2003 ASTON MARTIN AR1 - roadster. S/N SCFAE62303K800047. Aston Martin Racing Green/Fawn Bridge of Weir leather. Odo: 80 miles. Zagato roadster number 47. As new with delivery miles only, no flaws noted. Of course, there's no top noted either, as they have none from the factory. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $180,000. High bid seemed fair Expect to see a few more of these handsome roadsters at auction for at least the next few years, as early speculators are waiting for the market to sort itself out. I'm assuming that a high percentage of production was in this color I've yet to see one in person in any other hue. FRENCH #605A-1924 AMILCAR TORPEDO road- nice leather, excellent dash and carpets. Steering wheel seems to have been recently refurbished. Looks excellent. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $26,450. A little bit of a bargain, as this TF appeared to be very well sorted out and all use appeared to be sympathetic. TFs seem to struggle to break out of the mid .520k range, no matter how nice. You could have paid perhaps $2k-.53k more and still remained comfortable. Well done. #612A 1956 JAGUAR XK 140 MC DHC. - in places, but not worth correcting. Driver's compartment shows good leather and wood. Passenger compartment shows light wear to the cloth and carpets. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $68,425. Much better-looking than the photographs show. Impressively sized, even if you happen to be looking at it from the driver's seat of a Hummer, 60  SN S818683. Eng. # 6836285. Black/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 66,242 miles. 4-sp. Reasonably good sides, also decent gaps. Older paint has some scratching. Brightwork has wear. Scratches to windshield, gaskets are failing. Soft top is dry and tired. Older replaced leather was redone in a style too shiny for modem tastes. Good wood and carpets. An older restoration ster. S/N 41625. French Blue/none/black vinyl. RHD. Circa 1924. Barn-find condition. Well patinated with paint chipped and spotted, some visible rust on bottom edges of coachwork. Chassis appears to be in good fettle, appears complete. Brass radiator shell is battered but still can be easily restored if desired. Very tidy interior looks to be from a mix of eras. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $11,500. VSCCA eligible, and cheap with a capital C. There's enough present to work Sports Car Market


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Bonhams & Butterfields Brookline, MA with to either make this into a vintage racer or restore it; my advice would be the former It pretty much a clean slate. A few trips to vintage swap meets and a few hundred hours on eBay will have you behind the wheel and eating dust. GERMAN #606-1934 MERCEDES-BENZ 170/6 cabriolet S/N 13877. Eng. # 103590. Light green/dark green fenders/tan cloth/brown vinyl. Odo: 38,689 miles. 1995 restoration. Paintwork is fair; lots of orange peel, thick and thin spots. Chrome grille has what looks like an aluminum insert, perhaps it's from a barbecue set. Soiled top is missing its rear window, leather-look Exceptional cars can easily bring three times this amount. That said, worse cars routinely sell for their parts value. #617-1973  FORD  COLOGNE shows wear to seats, although something looks out of place with the incorrect carpet and graypainted dash. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $18,400. Today's best buy...and this one might end up as one of the best buys of the year I fully expected this car to bring close to $301c, perhaps even more. With a little bit of clean-up, fresh carpets, and a polish, no one would be embarrassed to ask $38k retail. Very well done. #624-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE convertible. S/N 1102512004083. Silver/dark blue cloth/dark blue leather. Odo: 7,265 miles. Auto. A/c, cloth top. Excellent quality repaint, very good chrome. Windshield glass is delaminating at driver-side edge. Top, although well fitted, is drying out and should be replaced. vinyl looks well fitted but is a bad choice. Good wood, dash. Resto just not done to the standard that most expect. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $11,270. With a combination of a less-than-exciting body style, out-of-favor color choices, and a poorly executed restoration, only the bargain hunters need apply. At the sale price, there's plenty of room for a re-restoration; the problem remains the limited appeal of the factory coachwork. Cheap, but for a good reason. #620-1957 PORSCHE 356A Speedster. SN 83490. Gray/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 69,485 miles. Nice presentation with acceptable gaps, good paint and chrome. Some visible touch-up work to right fender and passenger door, looks CAPRI R52600 competition coupe. SN GAECNP42981. Gray/racing stripes/black vinyl/cloth. V6, 4-sp. Rather good-quality paint, excellent graphics. Some rust showing through in patched areas, plenty of chips and scratches to go around. Windshield is nice, but Plexi and rear glass is weak. Full race-prepped interior has race seat, Simpson belts, roll cage, and a label-sign that read across the tach "Driver/Remember/our bloody motor!" Cond: 4. SOLD AT $24,150. As your intrepid and veteran auction reporter, I'm happy to inform you that I know next to nothing about racing Capris of any size, shape, or era. Having qualified my ability to offer an opinion, the high bid seemed within line of what both the auction company and the buyer and seller were thinking. ITALIAN #612-1971  Good interior wood and dash; leather has some holes. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $39,675. On the flight home I started thinking about what a tremendous value the 280SE convertibles are in today's market. Low-grille or high-grille, 2.8 or 3.5, they all should be bringing more for decent examples such as this. Until the prices head significantly skyward, I'm going long on these full-size convertible Benzs. #644-1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 350SL cabriolet. SIN 10704412002087. Eng. # 11798212002057. Silver/blue leather. Odo: 97,004 miles. Your basic first-year 350SL with repaint and plenty of wear, two tops. Not really a collector vehicle, it's still a used car. Decent to be minor. Very nicely done interior—welltrimmed seats, door panels, and carpets. Recent engine rebuild; catalog states less than 100 miles since. Additional recent receipts for $34k in repairs and restoration. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $85,100. Silly me. 1 thought the high auction estimate of $80k sounded very optimistic. The final sales result beat it by $5,100. #627-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL roadster. SN 1210400184384. White/black canvas/tan leather. Odo: 22,864 miles. 4-sp. Two tops. Very good paint and chrome. Underbody jack holes and trim bits look good. Interior 62 paint, one or two areas with light rust bubbles. Good chrome, seats show wear, as do carpets. Good console. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,130. 1972 was the first year of the 350SL roadster in the US, replacing the very popular 2805L. This example sold for a market-correct price. an era of ever-rising prices on many exotics, the Ghibli still seems cheap, and for many reasons its too cheap. That said, this wasn't an example to stretch for even if it seems like a deal on the face of it. I'd call this sale market-correct, at this time. This is a car for which you really need to have the mechanicals checked out before bidding. Repairs are incredibly expensive, especially in relationship to the low market values. #616-1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4 coupe. S/N 15479. Ferrari Red/black velour. Odo: 54,866 miles. Nice paint, but the bodywork underneath it shows plenty of waviness—looks more Sports Car Market MASERATI  GHIBLI berlinetta. S/N AM1151962. Eng. #1962. Gold/ white leather. Odo: 45,152 miles. 5-sp. Older repaint, repaired bubbling to front of the hood, lots of scratches and pits found in the paint. Unusual sunroof. Most of the chrome appears good, good glass appears to be original. New leather to both front seats. Carpet appears to have been replaced a long time ago. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $34,500. In


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Bonhams & Butterfields Brookline, MA console wood, dash binnacle is as good as new. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $19,000. Very tempting at this price. I know at this point I'm a lonely voice crying in the woods, but think about it: These are genuine 12-cylinder cars with an engine in the front, and this one had the right equipment. AMERICAN like poor prep than damage. Glass and blackout trim look very good; rear window bottom is in need of some good cleaning, perhaps removal is in order. Unappealing interior velour with bad barstool vinyl in the console. Represented as once being Bill Harrah's personal ride, with velour ordered by him. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $69,575. A much higher sales price than! would have expected. I've seen plenty of these cars on the marketplace in the past year I haven't seen a car with this many needs make this kind of price, but the C/4 market has been active of late. If the mechanicals are okay, this will probably turn out okay for the buyer over the long run. Just a very high price today. #616A-1972 LANCIA FULVIA SPORT ZAGATO fastback. S/N 818750001703. Black/saddle vinyl. Odo: 30,568 km. Original Italian delivery, later U.K.-registered. Recently imported to U.S. but still on U.K. papers with taxes paid. Decent quality paint; one or two shunts found. Good brightwork, good glass. #615-1902 OLDSMOBILE MODEL R curved-dash runabout. S/N 6853. Maroon/ black trim/black. Brass shows lots of patina, good detail to the chassis. Very well done restoration with some age-related wear now showing around the edges. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT miles. Paint is well done but not overdone, gaskets and windshield are good. Very good chrome. Wood to the body is very good, appears tight and very professionally done. Interior is very sharp—good vinyl, rubber mats, and wood floorboards. Very nice restoration, now with a touch of age. A very likeable older woody. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $20,125. Here's a car with lots of visual appeal as well as value in use. You're not likely to find a cheaper wood-bodied wagon this nice anywhere else. This Dodge not only looks friendly; its evident build qualiity will keep it on the road for years to come. Well done. $28,750. I was surprised at how little this early curved-dash Olds sold for Perhaps I'm missing something, but for a London-toBrighton eligible roadster with this much style I would have expected more. Three years ago I was involved in the sale of a slightly newer car in lesser condition that brought approximately the same money. This was a better deal. #614-1916 DETROITER 6-45 touring. S/N 7W18257. Eggshell w/beige fenders & chassis/tan cloth/red/tan leather. Odo: 22,217 miles. Very impressively done restoration. Excellent paint, well applied but not overdone. Very little brightwork. Headlight rims and radiator cap. Interior has two sectioned pieces to driver's seat and vinyl doesn't match. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $11,500. Formerly owned by Aston Martin chairman Victor Gauntlett. I had set a goal of not bidding over $10k for this one, then someone beat me to the bid. I don 't regret not taking this one home; however, I could see building a case for significant appreciation in the not-toodistant future. #630A-1978 FERRARI 400i coupe. S/N 24019. Blue Chiaro Metallic/saddle tan leather. Odo: 693 km. Desirable 5-sp and dual a/c. Older paintwork still looks good. Usual cracks found #626-1930 CADILLAC MODEL 452 roadster. S/N 701031. Eng. # 701070. Velvet green/black fenders/tan leather. Odo: 72,008 miles. V16, said to be good for 100 mph when new. Excellent paint, done to a show standard and holding up very well. Excellent brightwork. 148-inch wheelbase Fleetwood body is well proportioned as well as elegant. Very nicely done. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $280,000. One of fewer than 4,000 V16 Cadillacs built between 1929 and 1935. The Fleetwood roadster is quite rare; most VI 6s were built with sedan or limousine bodies. The rear trunk is incorrect; roadster trunks were not as tall as this unit. Other than that, a spectacular car I would say this car was both well bought and well sold. at the front of the hood. Good glass, no delamination noted. Very good brightwork without excessive scratching. Interior is quite good—some even wear to driver's and passenger seats, good 64  Massive wood steering wheel. Good wood to dash. Very nice leather, interior trim is to a correct style. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $18,000. Proving once again that rarity is not a condition of value, this car failed to even make its quite reasonable reserve. It seems that only museums are in the market for museum pieces. Despite this being one of one remaining six-cylinder Detroiters, no one in the house was interested enough to raise their hand. #608-1926 DODGE BROTHERS SERIES 126 station wagon. S/N A668533. Light green/ black fenders/black vinyl/tan. Odo: 23,632 #645-1931 PAC1KARD 833 phaeton. S/N 181108. Eng. # 327489. Brown side/maroon fenders/tan cloth/brown leather. Odo: 29,569 miles. The subject of numerous articles and interest, this car was given to its first owner as a birthday present and was only sold by the first owner in 1973 after 42 years of ownership. This "Birthday Packard" is one of the best unrestored examples. Partially original paint is tired but remains complete. Top has lost some trim off the edges but is still good. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $105,000. As you've heard before, anyone with a checkbook can restore a car but no one can recreate an original. There just Sports Car Market


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Bonhams & Butterfields Brookline, MA seats and door panels are vinyl. A driver. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $44,850. Someone in attendance declared this a Yankee restoration-done by someone who adhered to the "use it up, wear it out, or do without" school. Although a re-restoration is hardly called for; fixing someone else 's shortcuts is never fun. Fully priced. #639A-1939 MERCURY  weren't enough originality freaks in the house to get this car sold. #610-1939 PACKARD 120 convertible coupe. Creme/black cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 59,919 miles. An older restoration with shortcuts taken. Still looks good from five feet. Good quality paint; a few scratches and chips now showing. Good chrome in most places. You don't have to look far to find some that is pitted and scratched, some even rusting. Top now shows some holes, dirt, and wear. Interior is nice, but Looks to be a mellowed but not too old restoration, a handsome example in inoffensive colors. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $47,150. This car exhibits the best of post-war usefulness with timeless convertible coupe styling. Sale price seems a touch high, but for a car as nice as this, stradding the line between a show car and a very nice driver, the new owner will have plenty of reasons to smile. convertible coupe. SN 00A80259. Putty/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 30,252 miles. Nice paint and chrome. Very good gaps, all trim looks excellent. Very nice interior-well-trimmed leather, crisp appearance to the dash, good carpets. #633-1947 CADILLAC SERIES 62 convertible coupe. S/N 8459189. Crème yellow/ tan cloth/red leather. Odo: 32,724 miles. Auto. Excellent paint. Most brightwork is very good, some has pitting. Good gaps; very good fit and finish to the restoration. Top is still serviceable but shows a few flaws. Good glass throughout. Older leather is aging well, a good look on top of a good color combination. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $38,000. I stood next to a former owner of this car, who bid on it and then seemed to fear it would follow him home for a second time. His luck held, however; and he left without it. Likely worth a tad more than the high bid... just not to anyone here. #637-1948 TUCKER MODEL 48 sedan. S/N 1029. Pearl Grey. Odo: 19,199 miles. Winthrop Rockefeller Tucker is said to have purchased this one directly from Preston Tucker in the mid 1950s. Paintwork is shiny, Please Call Tom Papadopoulos or Scott Rumbold DESIGNS INC ASTON MARTIN D66 VANTAGE COUPE, 1967 Dubonnet Rosso with Tan leather interior and Beige carpeting, Restored, LHD, 5-speed manual ZF transmission. This 0B6 has just finished a complete cosmetic restoration, all exterior, interior and chrome has been redone. The mechanicals, chassis and suspension have been serviced, maintained and uprated in various areas by a wellknown Aston Martin marque specialists. $159,000.00 FERRARI 330 GTC,1968 Fly Yellow with Black leather interior, a/c, full restoration performed by Junior Conway, exceptional in every respect. It is complete with all history, records. books and tools. Numerous concour awards, without a doubt one of the finest if not the finest in the world, worth every penny, cannot be duplicated. $240,000.00 Aston Martin 089 Coupe, 2005, Grey/Grey, 500 miles, Fl  Aston Martin Vanquish 2+2, 2003, Nero Black, 5k mlles, Fl  Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Coupe, 2002, Silver/Black, 16k miles, 6-spd  Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante, 2002, Silver/Claret, Ilk miles, 6-spd  for more information at: +631-425-1555, fax: +631-425-6185 FOR OUR UP-TO-DATE INVENTORY & INFORMATION ABOUT OUR FACILITY & SERVICES VISIT US AT: w.a u tosportdesigns.com ASTON MARTIN DB6 VANTAGE COUPE, 1966 Fiesta Red with Tan leather interior. Tan carpeting, Restored 1999 by marque specialists, 5speed manual ZF transmission, RHO. This is a rare factory original Vantage specification 0136, engine rebuilt-upgraded to 4.2 liter 8 unleaded cylinder head by RSW, Harvey Bailey handling kit and Konis shock absorbers, FSH. Superb throughout. $149,000.00 FERRARI 550 BARCHETTA, 2001 Rosso Corsa/Tan leather interior, 1,500 miles from new, Scuderia shields, Red brake calipers, Red stitching 8 CD changer. One of only 448 total manufactured. This Barchetta is complete as delivered from the factory with all books, tools and convertible top, it is immaculate and in as new condition throughout without the slightest stone chip. $248,000.00 $170,500.00 $205,000.00 $95,000.00 $106,000.00 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante, 2001, Mendip Blue/Grey, 11k miles, Auto  .... $98,000.00 Aston Martin Virage Cpe, 1991, Cornish Silver/Tan, 17k miles, 5-spd  Aston Martin V8 PoW Volante, 1988, Cannock Black/Black, 9k miles, 5-spd  $75,000.00 $125,000.00 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante, 1988, Midnight Blue/Tan, 12k miles, Auto $ .... 115,000.00 Aston Martin VB Volante, 1987, Mason Black/Black, 35k miles, 5-spd  Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe, 1985, Suffolk Red/Black, 9k miles,  5-spd, 6.1 liter Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe, 1984, Red/Tan, 5-speed  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1983, Telford Grey/Magnolla, 52k miles, Auto  Aston Martin VS Voiante, 1982, Black/Black, 48k miles, 5-spd  Anton Martin V8 Volante, 1980, Blue/Natural, 35k miles, Auto  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1979, Silver/Green, 28k miles, Auto  $89,000.00 $150,000.00 $97,000.00 $59,000.00 $85,000.00 $59,000.00 $69,000.00 PORSCHE 356 SPEEDSTER, 1958 Silver with Black, this Speedster has been completely restored and updated to Speedster GT cosmetic specifications at a cost of 8125,000.00 over the past four years by a well-known Porsche specialist. Absolutely stunning in all respects, this Speedster is ready for show or road use. $129,000.00 FERRARI 250 CT BERLINETTA LUSSO, 1964 Rosso Coma with Black leather interior, 50,000 original miles, complete restora- tion in Switzerland in the late 1980's, excellent condition with an honest patina. $335,000.00 Aston Martin V8 Coupe, 1977, BRG/Tan, 44k miles, Auto  Anton Martin, 1975 V8 Vantage Coupe, White/Black, Restored, 5-spd  Anton Martin DBS, 1968, Cumberland Grey/Black, Restored, 5-spd  Anton Martin DEt6 Coupe, 1966, Gotwold Blue/Grey, Restored, LHD, 5-spd  Austin Healey 3000 MK III, 1964, Silver Blue/Blue 100 point restored  Aston Martin, 1964 DB5 Coupe, Navy Blue/Tan, 5-spd, RHO  Aston Martin, 1959 DB4 or, Bristol Red/Parchment, 5-spd, Restored, LIM  Ferrari 348 TB, 1989, Fly Yellow, 22k miles, 5 speed  Ferrari 250 GT PF Cab Series II, 1960, Grigio/Tan, Restored $295,000.00 Maserati 3500 GT, 1964, Red/White, Restored, 5-spd  Pontiac GM Convertible, 1967, Regimental Red/Red/White top, The Best!  Porsche 911 RS Touring, 1973, Yellow/Black, Restored  Porsche 911 RS Replica, 1973, White w/Blue graphics, 2.7 liter,  Restored as original Porsche 911 2.0 liter, 1967, Silver/Black, older restoration  Porsche 356 B Super 90 Cabriolet, 1963, Red/Tan, Restored  $95,000.00 $95,000.00 $198,000.00 $79,000.00 $36,000.00 $69,000.00 203 WEST HILLS ROAD, HUNTINGTON STATION, NY 11746 USA, PHONE: +631-425-1555 FAX: +631-425-6185 August 2005  65 $52,500.00 $74,000.00 $55,000.00 $159,000.00 $66,000.00 $159,000.00 $P.O.A. $58,500.00


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Bonhams & Butterfields Brookline, MA everything well-polished and in place. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $57,500. Interestingly enough, the restoration was not fresh, but was excellently executed by a marque specialist years ago and not allowed to deteriorate. A very tidy buy on a handsome example. Well done. but the preparation underneath left plenty to be desired. Lots of lumpy areas remain; but good brightwork. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $461,500. Likely another recent record price for a Tucker Shocking when you consider that our highest recorded Tucker sale, at RM 's 2004 Arizona sale for $495k, was for a perfect #1 car I am going to take the contrarian view and tell you that Tuckers are a good buy at this number With generic three-bedroom condos in many major cities selling for more than this bid, one of the most recognized, distinct cars of the past century should be worth at least this much. #635-1953 NASH-HEALEY roadster. SN 1386. Red/black cloth/white leather. Odo: 63,155 miles. Excellent professional restoration, excellent paint. Show-quality chrome. One or two nitpicks and some paint prep issues, but trim and gaps are spot-on. Interior trim is well done, gauges appear to have been freshly #626A-1953 MERCURY MONTEREY station wagon. S/N 53ME83475M. Green/ wood/gray cloth. Odo: 17,482 miles. 305-ci Chevy V8, tuned-port Fl, auto. 1998 restoration, GM front suspension. A rodded wagon. Paint is very good. Wood trim is actually vinyl as it was a driver. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $22,425. Marketcorrect price. The '55-'57 Thunderbirds have been going nowhere fast pricewise for the past ten years. This Thunderbird was cute enough for an occasional driver; but its a long way offfrom becoming a show car A decent deal for both buyer and seller #628-1966 DODGE CORONET HEMI when new, remains in good condition. Interior is a mix of old plus later GM. Steering wheel is out of a late-model car. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,275. A hot-rodded Merc, unusual not only for the choice of car but also for its station wagon coachwork I'm sure the cost to create this "sleeper" far exceeds the price achieved, but the sale price sounds in line with the market to me. #639-1955 CHEVROLET CAMEO pickup truck. SN H255S01974. White/red/white. Odo: 36,364 miles. Your basic home-quality restoration. Plenty of flaws over well-meaning work. Paint is bright and shiny; good chrome. Don't look too hard at the quality of the bodywork underneath, or for that matter, the orange restored. Very stock and original; added underdash gauge package is the only standout. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $57,500. Immediately after the sale, I spoke with a dealer friend of mind who was ruminating about the two Nash-Healeys he sold a few years back and only got into the teens for each. This was a very nice example, perhaps the best I've recently seen. Fully priced plus a little bit more. #636-1953 CHEVROLET BEL AIR convertible. S/N C538088834. Red/tan cloth/ red/white vinyl. Odo: 99,652 miles. 235-ci 16, 2-sp auto. Excellent paint, chrome, cloth top, glass, gaskets. Underhood is as-new. Excellent interior, fresh throughout. Appears to be a perfect, freshly finished nut-and-bolt restoration- done on an "as needed" basis. Not a bad look, but not everything matches. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $86,000. I thought this bid would have been close enough to make a deal before the end of the day The bidding seemed spirited enough; perhaps they missed selling this car by only a few thousand dollars. Well presented and very clean, but it was a bit out of place considering the other cars on offer peel. Some fit issues. Interior consists of fresh seat covers over unpainted or rusty frames and adjusters. Rubber mats are weak. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $17,250. The handsome Cameo was only made from 1955-57. This one went for less than half the price of a #1 condition unit, but it tough to call this a bargain. I could see where a careful redo of parts of this truck could make it a strong #3 for short money. Perhaps that would be the best route to take for the new owner #611-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N D7FH109824. Mustard yellow/white hardtop/white vinyl. Odo: 17,410 miles. 1975 restoration. 292-ci V8, 3-sp. Tinted glass. Town & Country radio, 2 tops. Not everything was replaced at the restoration—as some gaskets are turning to powder, some are good. Lots of chips and touch-up to what appears to be good paint. Doors close well despite some bowing-out. Interior shows wear, still okay for 66  #640-1966 SHELBY MUSTANG GT 350H fastback. S/N SFM6S975. Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 45,287 miles. 4-sp. Quite good paint; no flaws showing through from underneath, excepting the notoriously wavy fiberglass hood. Good brightwork, including the often overlooked vent coupe. S/N WH23H67234363. Pale yellow/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 44,211 miles. 426ci V8, auto. Very good paint, excellent chrome. Vinyl top is well fitted and of the correct style grain. Underhood paint was not redone and is a different shade. Restoration seems to have been windows. Clean interior is original style, includes wood steering wheel and dash-mounted tach. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $74,000. This car came painfully close to selling on the block. It was reported sold soon after the sale, and I can see why, as Shelbys are one of the hottest cars in a hot car market and this was a good example. If had been an original blue, 4-sp car then so much the better• Sports Car Market


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Christie's London, UK 1-11(ISTIE S Christie's Jock Barclay Showroom Nine Elms, London, UK April 19, 2005 Auctioneer:  Number of automotive lots:  Number of automotive lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sales total:  Hiah sale:  Rupert Banner 23 16 70% $1,374,665 Lot 43. 1964 Ferrari 250 GTL Lusso sold at , sold _ $362,219 Buyer's premium: 17.5% on the first S190,000, 10% thereafter Report by Alastair Walker Market opinion in italics It's hard to speculate as to why both the attendance and consignments were thin, but with just a few exceptions the bidding was slow, and nothing sold in excess of the catalog estimate. Most cars that did sell barely achieved the low-end estimate, or landed just below it. sparse crowd of no more than 60 gathered at the Jack Barclay Showroom, now a Bentley dealership, conveniently located near the Vauxhall Bridge across the Thames river in London. They watched just 23 cars, plus another 30 lots of automobilia, go under the hammer. A Star of the show was the immaculate Ferrari 250 GTL Lusso, RHD, which is one of just 19 surviving examples and was owned by race team manager Rob Walker. Long ago, this car sold for over $840k, but that was back at the height of the late '80s collector-car boom. The hammer this time fell at about $359k, which seems fair enough for something so beautifully restored, and subsequently maintained, at vast expense. The only other big-money car was a nice Bugatti EB110 that had been repainted in 2003 then fully serviced in 2004. Considering this vehicle cost a whopping $335k when new in 1991, and some claim there are just over 100 examples of the EB110, a hammer price totaling $223k seems a reasonable ticket price to enter the Bugatti world. If ever proof were needed that owning a classic car can be an investment on par with buying MG Rover shares, the $46k worth of maintenance bills on a 1965 Gordon-Keeble GK1, set against the $33k hammer price, show that passion, not the hard-headed pursuit of profit, underpins the classic-car market. But the GK1, with its super-light glass-fiber body wrapped around a Chevy 327-ci V8, must be wicked fun to drive and was one of only 100 Gordon-Keeble models ever produced. The bargain-basement car of the event 68  restored example. Cond: I. NOT SOLD AT $76,000. A very handsome coachbuilt Roller but bidding stalled about $20k shy of the low estimate. The landau style isn't at all sporty and appeals only to a limited crowd. It's worth more, but seller may have to wait a while to find it. #51-1923 BENTLEY 3-LITER DHC. S/N 420. Eng. # 421. Black/red cloth/red leather. RED. Park Ward coachwork. New soft top recently fitted. About forty years of service/ restoration history. Partial engine rebuild a few was a 1974 Mercedes 350SLC coupe, in silver gray, with four owners and 66k total miles recorded. It had a slightly tired interior, but sold without reserve. It attracted just two bids and just $1,340 took it home. Yes, I was kicking myself all the way down to the English pub.—A. W. ENGLISH #41 - 1923  ROLLS-ROYCE  20HP landaulette. S/N 81K6. Eng. # G514. Royal Blue/black leather/cloth/leather. RHD. Some crazing in the paint near the tonneau hood supports, but otherwise in fine fettle. Exceptionally clean inside. Spotless engine bay. A well from 1930s London. These engines are known for their reliability. Still about $5k below the auction catalog's low estimate, but the amount offered seemed like enough. #42 1935  - BENTLEY  3.5 LITER - STREAMLINE coupe. S/N GM0926. Eng. # C9BA. Beige/black/black metal/beige leather. RHD. Looks basically sound with a nasty stress fracture near the sunroof and some corrosion at the rear. Front seats sagging. The auction guide recommended "freshening," which makes you wonder exactly how much work might be needed. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $49,115. Considering the potential costs involved in further work, this Bentley found very generous money from a phone bidder #36-1936 ROLLS ROYCE 25/30HP - DHC. S/N GTL65. Eng. # C27A. White/black cloth/red leather. RHD. Truly amazing condition; virtually impossible to fault. Maintained by R-R specialists. Chassis looked solid underneath. A superb Rolls-Royce tourer, obviously years ago should help keep the motor sweet. Superb in every detail. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $98,800. Not sold, yet it looked in far better condition than the Talbot 110 in the same sale that went for $123k. More potential upside here, too. #38-1935 AUSTIN 12 TAXI landaulette. S/N 79126. Eng. # 79803. Black/black/black leather. RHD. Paint flaking here and there, some rust showing underneath. Good interior. Minor oil leak as evidenced on the showroom floor. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $23,750. There might be some novelty use for this, but few bidders keen on this ancient workhorse maintained at some expense since its 1980s restoration. Cond: 1 - . SOLD AT $49,115. The 25/30hp-chassis cars are rarely up for sale in such fine condition. A top price, but worth it. #45-1936 AC 16/70 TOURER convertible. S/N L426. Eng. # 1JBS292. Metallic gray/black cloth/red leather. RHD. Bodywork couldn't be faulted. Classic British sports car interior, with every detail looking correct. Engine bay was super clean, but there appeared from below to be a minor oil leak. A wonderful restoration. Sports Cor Market


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Christie's London, UK Cond: 2. SOLD AT $84,835. Very well lookedafter by an obvious AC enthusiast. Attracted lots of bids and sold at just below the optimistic low estimate. Stylish summer fun. #46-1936 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM III sedan. S/N 3AZ24. Eng. # A64A. Twotone beige/beige/metal/creme leather. RHD. A few cracks in the paint, but generally excellent. Modern wiring loom fitted; new radiator and with American V8 power from the Corvette, the Gordon-Keebles generally attract fans rather than owners. This one did the business, making top money. #40-1973 BENTLEY Ti sedan. S/N SBH 15865. Eng. # 15865. Green/black/metal/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 60,000 miles. Auto. Slight rust blemishes to the chrome bumpers. In good SOLD AT $114,000. Not surprising to see this at $75k below estimate. It's serious money, and the appeal for $200k Victoriana on wheels is very limited. #35-1904 DE DION BOUTON 6HP 2-seat landau. Eng. # 15004. Green/red leather. RHD. Apart from some slight discoloration of its brass fittings, in superb condition throughout. Has been driven on the water pump should help reliability. Undeniably well restored. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $95,998. This Art Deco ocean liner on wheels isn't exactly user-friendly, with surprisingly little passenger space in the back. Sold just below the catalog's low estimate. #33-1965 JAGUAR XICE convertible. S/N 1E1526. Eng. # 7E85709. Red/black leather. With optional hardtop. This convertible had some spots of what appeared to be overspray on it; hard top had primer showing through here condition all around. Limited use in RR club events in recent years suggests plenty of life left. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $11,163. A greatvalue luxury cruiser; sold here at about $4k below the low estimate. #49-1988 BENTLEY EMPRESS coupe. S/N SCBZSOTOOFCH13832. Hooper Royal Blue/blue/metal/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 14,000 miles. Some touch-up areas visible on the paintwork; some bubbling too. Otherwise London-to-Brighton run the past five years. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $51,348. Either a fine London-to-Brighton car for an enthusiast, or a museum piece. A couple of car-dealer types appeared to be interested and bidding for customers. Final price seemed about right. #48-1936 TALBOT 110 TOURER convertible. S/N 4536. Eng. # 39. Steel Dust Gray/ black/cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 130,000 miles. Vanden Plas coachwork. Scrape at the back of the body, pickling paint on the hood louvres, and some cracking on the dash—all and there. Lack of use and no listed mechanical condition might mean an engine stripdown before too long. Obviously restored, but some years ago. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $47,999. After lively bidding, sold at about the right price. Despite the questions, this restored Jag had plenty of admirers in the room. #34-1965 GORDON-KEEBLE GK1 coupe. S/N C63. Eng. # 63F05IIRD. Red/ beige leather. RHD. Odo: 135,000 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-sp. Vinyl sunroof. Excellent bodywork. Tons of work done inside and out, at a cost of $45k. Unleaded conversion makes it a semi-practical driver. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $33,488. Truly rare cars 70  sound, with very little wear inside. Low miles reflected in the condition. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $71,440. A fUntastically expensive Hoopercoachwork gentleman's express from the '80s. Sold at some $6k below estimate and about $800k less than it cost to buy new. Bargain. FRENCH #50-1897 PANHARD-LEVASSOR TYPE M2F horseless carriage. Eng. # 1066. Black/ black leather/black leather/cloth. Obvious museum exhibit. Had rarely seen the streets since a total rebuild in the 1970s. Still a stunning, painstaking restoration. Cond: 1-. NOT signs of general wear and tear. Two-owner, last owner kept 25 years of service history. Car was driven to auction and appeared mechanically sound. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $122,788. A genuine two-owner, 70-year-old car Needs plenty of cosmetic work—and probably a full restoration—but the running condition helped it find a full market price. #47-1992 BUGATTI EB110 CT coupe. S/N ZA9ABO1EOPCD39040. Bugatti Blue/ Sports Car Market


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Christie's London, UK otherwise a good solid body. One significant dent at the back; odd paint chips here and there. Lovely interior. Same owner for 35 years, suggests a good maintenance record. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $52,464. Might seem a bit high, but definitely a sound buy for someone in love with open-top Mercs. The sheer depth of owner history guarantees a genuine car #30-1974 MERCEDES-BENZ 350SLC blue/metal/gray leather. Odo: 9,500 km. Superb condition. Repainted in 2003, to original standard. Recently serviced. A few tiny marks on interior upholstery; otherwise a beautiful speed machine. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $223,250. For someone with a passion for almost insane levels of speed, this is a relatively low price of entry into the world of supercars. Unlike most, this one doesn't readily appear to have been abused or have immediate needs. GERMAN #37-1953 MERCEDES-BENZ 220 cabrio- let. S/N 0120362651. Black/gray cloth/beige leather. Soft top seemed slightly "foxed," but coupe. S/N 1070232009565. Eng. # 116982220153315. Metallic gray/black leather. RHD. Odo: 66,000 miles. Auto. Generally good AT $359,100. The top sale of the event, and an ideal entry ticket to high-profile motorsport events. Several keen bidders drove the price up to a result that should be fair for all. outside, but some peeling paint near roof pillars. Split/sagging driver's seat; tired interior. Engine bay looked clean. Some service history. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $1,340. An exceptionally good deal, even considering the needs. Could be a classy runabout on the cheap until it breaks down. ITALIAN #43-1964 FERRARI 250 GTL LUSSO coupe. S/N 5463. Eng. #5463. Metallic silver/silver/metal/black leather. RHD. Odo: 72,000 miles. Beautiful outside. Mint interior complete with Goodwood event tags, plus a clinically clean engine bay. Vast sums spent on maintenance and restoration. Cond: 1. SOLD #39-1972 FERRARI 246 CT DINO coupe. S/N 03050. Eng. # 03050. Red/red/metal/black leather. RHD. Some minimal overspray visible on front quarter windows. Excellent black leather interior. Very clean engine. Anticorrosion coatings underneath. Loads of bills for service and restoration work. Generally in very good condition all around. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $64,743. With servicing done by an expensive specialist, and a professionally prepared - 4Erkft411116 0.41 I I I - undercarriage, this Dino .flushed out a few keen bidders along the way. Maybe a bit above market value, but no harm done. THE WORLD'S BIGGEST & BEST JAGUAR WEB SITE LARGEST INVENTORY OF ALL MODELS http://www.docsjags.com/ DOC'S JAGS -1# 1 I N JAGUARS WC, R L DW I DE (.1  TEL: (480) 951-0777 FAX: (480) 951-3339, AZ RESTORATION CENTER (623) 869-8777 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ ASK FOR "DOC" • E-mail doc@docsjags.com 72 Sports Car Market out, but remarkably well preserved. Tan velour interior looked in good condition. Supercharger fitted; remarkably clean engine underneath. Presented with dead battery. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $44,650. Would you buy a Group B rally car race-rep, with turbo and supercharger, that wouldn't start because of a "dead battery?" Someone did, albeit at $17k below estimate. • #44-1986 LANCIA DELTA S4 coupe. S/N ZLA038AR00000033. Green/green/metal/ brown velour. Odo: 21,000 km. Group B rally car replica. Small dents and scratches through"MI


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Cox Auctions Branson, MO KX AUCTIONS Cox Auctions Spring Branson 2005 Celebration City Branson, MO April 15-17, 2005 Auctioneers:  Number of lots offered:  Number of lots sold:  Sales rate:  Snlac tntnl.  High sale:  Spooky Assiter, Mark Gelman 201 130 65% c9 SRA 1 RS Lot 262, 1970 Shelby Mustang GI 500 convertible, at $148,400 Buyers premium: 6% (included in prices of sold lots) by Dave Kinney Market opinions in italics T he weather was bright and sunny the entire weekend, an unusual occurrence for a spring Branson auction. In other ways, things continue to be bright and sunny for Cox Auctions. Formerly known as Collector Car International's Branson Auction, owners Jim and Kathy Cox have changed the name of the organization and event to reflect the strong name recognition they've personally built with their customer base. ENGLISH #248-1934 MG NA. S/N 233NA0554. Dark blue/light blue coves/black vinyl/gray vinyl. RHD. Odo: 2 miles. Plenty of scratches and road rash to the paintwork. Interior appears to have been perhaps a 1970s redo. That aside, a great pre-war MG with plenty of visual appeal. Although Branson, MO, might not be on the A-list of vacation destinations for those of us who inhabit the east and west coasts, Branson is high on the weekendaway list for many who live in the Midwest, and as far south as Texas and north to the Dakotas. There are plenty of diversions to keep the most jaded visitor happy once you arrive, from a myriad of shows offered by performers as diverse as Andy Williams to Jim Stafford, and with outdoor activities as varied as amusement parks and bass fishing. Things are changing fast in Branson; the old downtown area is being remodeled to take advantage of its waterfront, with two Hilton hotels and a convention center on the way. The Branson of old with mom-and-pop hotels and locally owned and operated restaurants remains, but there is now a demand for the higher end of the lodging and dining spectrum. Even though this car had been fully restored, a problem with a gasket occurred while transporting the car to the sale and it was not able to drive across under its own power. The vendor promised to fix the problem at his expense, but that might have been a $5k gasket job. I believe the car might have done even better had it been drivable. #271 1962 AUSTIN HEALEY MKII BT7 - - Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $49,500. Freshly imported from Australia, so fresh in fact that it was pulled off a truck less than 24 hours before the auction. With a sympathetic redo and some heavy cleaning, it could possibly bring more. Still, this wasn't a crazy low bid for a car that is so slow you'd measure its quarter-mile time with an egg timer Attendees expect to see a wide variety of cars on offer in Branson, and this spring's event was no different, with offerings including Alfa Romeo Spiders, Ford Model As, classic Shelby Mustangs, and even a latemodel Chevy SSR. Those and more were for sale in Branson. This spring's three big-dollar sales were all Shelbys—two convertibles and a coupe. A 1970 GT 500 convertible brought $148,400, a 1968 GT 350 convertible hammered down at $91,160, and a 1968 74  #254-1934 MG PA roadster. S/1•1 PA0489. Red/saddle vinyl. RHD. Odo: 814 miles. Was originally used by the Britannia Team for the Australian GP, driven by Harry Firth. Supercharged. Vendor states it has original everything looks to be new or refinished. A good restoration job, but not fully to a professional (or show) standard. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $29,680. For someone who just wants an older Healey to enjoy, a reasonable purchase. I would guess that because of the freshness of the restoration, some people assumed the car had a higher condition rating. Right in line with the market, though. #276-1974 TRIUMPH TR6 convertible. S/N CF23012U. Purple/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 52,254 miles. Fully restored and Sports Car Market convertible. S/N HBT7L18971. Orange, white coves/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 40,848 miles. Some small dings and scratches to paintwork; it looks as if some of the work is fragile and might fail. Heritage Certificate shows that it was originally black Very good interior; GT 350 fastback sold for $84,800. Other interesting sales included a pale-yellow 1967 Ford Fairlane GT convertible with a fourspeed that sold for an unexpectedly high $21,995, and a Cord 8/10 replica convertible that brought a very healthy $20,935. The import side of the ledger was well represented, with a 1962 Austin-Healey Mark II BT7 convertible that brought an appropriate $29,680 and a 1978 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce that changed hands for a bargain $7,632. With an overall sales result near $2.6m, Cox Auctions continues to have a significant presence within the collector-car world. Their brand of friendly, first-name service has helped them grow to a level that has made their name a familiar one on the circuit. I'm looking forward to the fall Branson event, just as are hundreds of others who continue to come back year after year.—D.K. body. Good paint, about what could be expected on a vintage racer—lots of stone chips, use and wear damage. Decent trim. Outside exhaust to passenger side. Just arrived in a container from Australia yesterday; appears solid and complete with track-tech okay stickers on dash. Originalstyle gauges look great. Shows wear throughout. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $42,000. This car would make someone an excellent vintage racer: Its interesting history as well as nimble manners are a big bonus. With the MG marque officially dead, perhaps more emphasis will go to some of these pre-war greats and their largely forgotten accomplishments. #243-1954 MG-TF roadster. S/N XPAGTF32190. Almond Green/tan cloth/ Biscuit leather. Odo: 82,421 miles. Full restoration to a very good standard. Excellent paint and chrome. Some dirt to otherwise very good top. Very well done seats in leather. Dash and gauges are excellent. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $25,175.


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Cox Auctions Branson, MO done to an excellent standard. Excellent paint, some light touch-up at door seams, good gaps. All trim and brightwork is new or excellent. All gaskets appear new, good glass. Interior is crisp with excellent vinyl, good carpets and good wood dash. Underhood is fully detailed. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $16,000. A princely price to match the color that only Prince could love. However, I can see the logic in the seller not letting this one go. Had it been another color, it could have easily done $18k, perhaps more. Finding a color-blind buyer or perhaps someone who is a fan of this 1970s hue might be tough, but it can be done. #121-1978 MG MIDGET roadster. S/N GAN6UJ200048G. Metallic Blue/black vinyl/ black vinyl. Odo: 76,227 miles. Fair quality repaint in an interesting color; not much else to recommend. Backup light lenses are no longer clear, now white with age. Chrome has scratches; soft top has repaired holes and clouded rear- window vinyl. Original interior has good seats; weak carpets but a good dash. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $3,286. If a decent example can bring into the $6k range, this was no bargain at half that price. Just because it's small doesn't mean the parts are priced accordingly; labor costs are in the same range for most every car Saying the sale price seemed $1,000 high doesn't sound like much...until you realize that's a third of the price achieved. #408-1989 LOTUS ESPRIT coupe. S/N SCCFC20A4KHF62530. Bright yellow/black leather. Odo: 60,895 miles. Poor-quality respray, lots of overspray and bodywork evident. Windshield glass is broken, looks like it might have occurred while fastening the sunroof down. Black trim is good, possibly a highlight of the exterior. Resprayed interior leather is starting to peel. All worn out cosmetically. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $11,500. Had I been the vendor; I would have taken this bid and run. It would cost a king's ransom to make this car cosmetically appealing once more. With the exterior detailing this bad, one can only imagine what's needed in the engine compartment or underneath. #223-2002 JAGUAR X-TYPE sedan. S/N SAJEA51C62W607702. Steel Blue/light tan. Odo: 50,714 miles. 3.0-liter, auto. Moonroof, leather, CD changer. Just off "direct lease." Vendor calls it a one-owner vehicle. No paintwork found, good bright trim as well. Light wear to the driver's seat, balance of the interior is excellent. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $18,656. The smaller 2.5-liter engine has now been dropped, with this 3.0-liter the only one available. If the We ,c)ele DAeamA, and &vestment& ompit c4pai: (WideliCA: 1947 Ford Pick-Up 1955 Chevy Streetrod 1955 Ford Victoria Ferrari GTO When a certain English collector's GTO racecar reached a value of 59 million he parked it and had this car built to race in its place Owned at one point by John Calley, Director of The Ca Vinci Code, this particular racecar beat track times of the original GTO it was commissioned to emulate. A car with a great story. and perfect in every detail according to Ferrari experts SP.O.A. 1967 Shelby CT 500 Fastback No expense was spared on this todie-for Red Shelby with LeMans stripes, completed less than 200 miles ago This absolutely correct car has the 428 Police Interceptor motor, dual 4-barrel 600 CFM Hollys. 4-speed T-10 Top Loader transmission cool factory Stewart Warner gauges. and the list goes on Could be the finest on the market today. $P.O.A. 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC This Rosso Red coupe is perfectly original, with only 30.000 gentle miles This original GIG is 1 of only 600 produced, meticulously maintained and a wonderful driver, $140,900 Only .51,231/mo. (7% APR, 144 mos., RAW *These calculations assume 15% down and are subject to credit approval Financing provided by Woodside Credit 1960 Porsche 356B 'Outlaw' 1962 Fuel-Injected Corvette 1963 Corvette Split-Window 1964 327 Corvette Roadster 1964 Lincoln Continental 1966 Corvette Coupe 1969 Porsche 911E/S 1970 Mustang Convertible 1972 Merc Woody Wagon 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS Arriving Soon! 1957 Ferrari 250 TDF 14-louver 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4-cam 1972 Ferrari Daytona Coupe Ctaddie Cam 26181 Avenida Aeropuerto San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 • (949) 496-3000 Virtual showroom: www.famityciassiccars.com


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Cox Auctions Branson, MO thought of a three-year-old X-Type with no warranty doesn't scare you, these represent a good value for the dollar It's true they don't feel much like Jaguars, but they're not as bad as most scribes have told you and will make a great second car GERMAN #303-1963 VOLKSWAGEN DELUXE van. S/N 1003302. Light green over dark green/green vinyl. Odo: 85,881 miles. Original local Missouri van. Push-out windows with no sunroof or skylight windows, originally a $160 credit. Very good paint, some trim shows damage from use. New Firestone wide whitewalls. All glass is good except edge of front windows. Very good seats, floormats need cleaning. Not as much restored as just fixed up and cleaned. bidding on this one—it rose to the $4k level slowly, right where I expected this none-too-nice example to sell, but then it kept drifting upwards and was in a two-person bidding war; then suddenly one of them raised their bid from $6,800 to $8,000 and they became owners. Perhaps the bidders' bar provided the lubricant here. This tired Thing went home expensive. SOLD AT $13,780. Cost new for this vehicle was $2,808.85. I would have to say the price achieved here makes sense; this was not a fully optioned example and was not restored but was very solid and evocative of the era. Many of these vans were bought new and used by large families, as few troop-movement-sized vehicles were available, and fewer still had the promise of good gas mileage. #311-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL roadster. S/N 11304410015222. Creme/black cloth/creme leather. Odo: 57,525 miles. 4-sp. Two tops. Some problems lurk underneath the nice paint, various flaws are visible without too hard a look. Some chrome is scarred but most is good, including the wheel lips. Underhood looks every bit of the indicated miles. Incorrect #422-1979 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE convertible. S/N 1592039332. Red/black cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 43,053 miles. Good recent paint, decent chrome, nice cloth top. Trim is complete but shows some age. Decent tires, good glass. Interior is original and shows lots of #424-1974 VOLKSWAGEN THING road- ster. S/N 1842469791. Yellow/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 77,352 miles. 1600-cc. Thick paint has lots of runs, poor quality job at best. Very good top seems to be recent. Weak tires. Glass in windshield is starting to delaminate. Interior is rough. Back seats are down. Tether to keep the dog from jumping out is a nice touch. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $8,480. It was fun to watch the chips to the front. Headlight glass is holding moisture underneath the cover on the passenger side. Interior shows plenty of wear to both front seats, not unusual for an example with so many miles. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $10,176. 1988 marked the 10th year the 928 was available in the US market. The seller should congratulate himself for getting what many would consider retail here. I'll say the buyer overpaid. Without a full service history and an okay from an experienced 928 mechanic, I would be scared to make this kind of commitment. ITALIAN #427-1978 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER VELOCE convertible. S/N AR115410003969. Red/black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 80,874 miles. 5-sp. Aftermarket Plexi headlight covers, Cromodora mags. A very clean, well lookedafter example. Excellent paint; brightwork appears all very good or better. Slight bubbling in right rear fender. Good gaps and fender and door fit. Very well fitted top appears to be of a recent vintage. Rubber bumpers show slight age, but are still very good. Mostly original interior, JVC AM/FM cassette. Leather is a bit dry but still excellent. A happy example, excepting the troubling rust bubbles. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,632. I would have expected to see a touch higher bid here. At this price it represents a lot ofcar for the money. Despite what they have brought recently in Scottsdale and South Florida, $12k is usually the max for examples a bit nicer than this. #112-1991  wear. In-dash CD player added. Mileage reads low, the wear to the car reads high. Not much to add. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $7,420. 1979 was the final year for the Beetle convertible. As a driver; this price was all that could be expected. With all the evident wear; it's a good bet this example will remain a beach car or driver for a long, long time. #319-1988 PORSCHE 928 S-4 coupe. S/N WPOJB0924JS861755. Dark blue/gray leather. Odo: 98,800 miles. Auto. Sunroof. Paint appears to be original, still holds a shine, some stone seats with good leather, excellent carpets, good dash, Nardi wood steering wheel, in-dash AM/ FM CD player. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,875. The changed-out seats as well as the updated sound system served to give this car a bit of a resto-mod look, not something you would expect to see in a 280SL. My main concern, however, is with the bodywork itself I'd like to spend some quality time with a magnet before I made a commitment here. Still, at this price, no harm done. 76  lights have some fade. Top is not new but very good; glass and gaskets are excellent. Interior shows wear in places. Overall, just makes it to "good" condition. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $6,000. With sales declining, the Spider Veloce was gone from US shores by 1994. Even though these late-model Alfas did well at some of the January auctions this year; no after-effects were felt in Branson. It worth more, just not here and just not today. Sports Car Market ALFA  ROMEO SPIDER VELOCE convertible. S/N ZARBB32G7M6005297. Red/black cloth/tan vinyl, cloth. Odo: 107,594 miles. 5-sp, desirable a/c. Good paint, bad color match to front end. Brightwork is very good or better. Both tail


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Cox Auctions Branson, MO AMERICAN #295-1931 FORD MODEL A rumbleseat cabriolet. S/N 16120995. Yellow w/ black fenders, brown trim/tan cloth/tan cloth. RIAD. Older restoration. Grille stone guard, cowl lights, wide whitewalls. Michigan-built Briggs body, yet with right-hand drive. Very good paint, excellent chrome. Very well fitted and equipped, not a national show-winner, but plenty of local deluxed-out Deluxe. SOLD AT $27,650. This one brought more than I had expected—I have seen better examples bring less. Still way below the price of a restoration. If these attractive colors were the ones you wanted, you won't get hurt too much. Perhaps a full $5,000 over market here. potential. Very nice older interior. Good cloth well-done rumbleseat area. Cloth top a bit dirty but will clean up. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $13,250. A great car to export to your vacation home in Barbados. Apart from that, not a lot of uses for a RHD Model A. Though for the type of occasional driving a Model A is likely to get, one would assume that putting up with RHD would not be a tough proposition—you're not likely to be passing any cars anyway Price paid was more than fair, perhaps even cheap. #279-1931 AUBURN 8-98 boattail speed- ster. S/N GU5422413. Mint green/dark green trim/green cloth/. Odo: 65,188 miles. A very high quality restoration with some age-related problems. Very good paint quality. Compression dent to the driver-side rear bumper, resulted in cracking paint. Wear to outside of driver's door, some bubbling to the rear deck area. Most These cars were among the first ones ever made as a credible replica. Even the gauges were made to appear as if they were out of an older car. A surprising result. Just five years ago you could fill up your garage with these for under $10k each, and you could find them for $6k occasionally. I'd hesitate to call them a great value above $20k, but I will buy on to the fact that it is a lot of classy-looking car for a low amount of money. #283-1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 con- chrome is very good; rear bumper has some heavy pitting. Unusual color top looks great but has some flubs. Well fitted interior. Light wear to the driver's seat area. Clean underhood. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $91,000. The high bid was a surprise, as I would have expected interested dealers involved to at least the $100k+ level. With the needed repairs and _freshening, this car should go well above $125k unless further problems are found. #431-1931 FORD MODEL A DELUXE rumbleseat roadster. S/N A4751398. Riviera Blue/tan cloth/saddle vinyl. Odo: 290 miles. Chrome sidemount covers, etched glass windwings, bird-in-flight radiator ornament. Older restoration with few miles. Very good paint and trim, good or better chrome. Top is nicely fitted but now dirty, has full side curtains. A 78 vertible. S/N 538201401. Mint Green/green/ white leather. Odo: 50,295 miles. Excellent paint, excellent chrome. Appears to be a recently restored example, no visual flaws to the exterior worth noting. Very well done inside. Leather seats are as good as I have seen. Some light Leather seats show light wear. Lots of fit issues with wavy edges. Excellent dash, good carpets. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $69,960. First owner said to be Senator Barry Goldwater Republican candidate for President in 1964. 1 would have to say that some of the price here goes to the late Senator's ownership, perhaps as inuch as $10k or better Nice car great colors, better story. wear and dirt to footwell. A very appealing car with great colors. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $77,910. A year ago I would have called this price 15% over market, but 1 think at this point it's #252-1959 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N J59A101803. Tuxedo Black/ silver coves/red vinyl. Odo: 87,408 miles. 283ci V8, auto. Eight-year-old restoration, holding up very well. Excellent black paint. Black has a tendency to show flaws on fiberglass that would not appear on other colors, but this one looks great. Good glass; gaskets appear excellent. Excellent chrome. Very nicely done interior with correct salt-and-pepper carpets. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $43,000. I agree with the seller; this Sports Car Market #231-1936 CORD GLENN PREY 8/10 REPLICA convertible. S/N CC1201. Creme/ black cloth/red vinyl. Odo: 21,112 miles. Recent repaint, top appears to be of a recent vintage. Good paint, chrome is good but not perfect. Some overspray. Most detailing remains decent. Good glass and gaskets. Interior is original, lots of wear showing. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $20,935. market-correct. There have been a number of '53 Caddys at auction recently. This was one of the nicer examples I've seen, and it was refreshing to see it in a color other than red. #222-1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MK H coupe. S/N C5691381. Key Lime Green/green leather/cloth. Odo: 79,244 miles. Older repaint, not bad but not too good either. Good chrome, missing the underriders on the front bumper. Leather to the front seat is weak, appears to have been redyed many, many times. Brocade cloth inserts are not original. Correct style carpets are dirty. Cracked steering wheel. No a/c. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $23,500. Cost new in 1956 was $10k. I'd hate to guess what lurks underneath for the brave soul who attempts a restoration, as even nice ones cost a king's ransom to have done properly. Price paid was probably market-correct, however; it especially worth paying more for a difficult model like this. #260-1956 CADILLAC ELDORADO convertible. S/N 5662080864. Red/white vinyl/ red/white leather. Odo: 741 miles. Excellent paint, two unfortunate chips to the edge of the hood. Excellent chrome. Very good fit and finish, detail work is well done, very good gaps. Convertible top is well fitted but not fresh.


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Cox Auctions Branson, MO #225-1966 FORD MUSTANG convertible. S/N 6T08C176102. Light brown/white vinyl/ tan vinyl. Odo: 5,647 miles. 289-ci V8, auto. Pony interior, power top, ps, pb, a/c. Styled steel wheels. Owner states the car is rust free with all original sheetmetal; all numbers and codes match. Very good paint and chrome; good fit to doors, hood, and trunk. Clean interior. Vinyl top car is worth more than the high bid. The colors are good, the condition was very good. Perhaps there was just not enough interest in the house to get this one gone. On a good day this car should sell for somewhere around the $50k mark #117-1960 CHEVROLET IMPALA hard- top. S/N 01739J181022. Light blue/white/blue vinyl, black & white. Odo: 95,757 miles. 283-ci V8, auto. Paint appears to be largely original, lots of touched-up stone chips at the front end. Good to very good chrome. Glass on vent window is delaminating; the balance of it is good. Three of the four headlights are T3 units; between that and the GM wiper aims there are some great pieces. Stock interior, with mix of blue vinyl and black-and-white houndstooth, is good, not original-style with no vinyl strip below the clear window. Underneath the hood is clean and detailed, but original-style a/c compressor has a Mercury tag. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,465. Just minutes after commenting that you never see early Mustangs in this color anymore, a coupe with the same color appeared. Such is auction life. Very fair price. Every once in a while it:s nice to see one that not red or white. shows wear but is still good. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $6,254. Sold new in Gary, IN, on March 11, 1960, for $3,212.50. With good copies of the sales order plus a letter from the dealer wishing the owner the best on her move to Oklahoma, the documentation here was great. This is a cheap entry price for an owner who wishes to have a collectible car for pocket change. Sure it's a four-door; however, its originality made it a standout. Don't get too close to the owner of a Corvette show car, they'll be making you a cash offer for your headlights and wiper arms soon. #236-1962 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS coupe. S/N 21847S232264. Ermine White/red vinyl. Odo: 16,498 miles. 409-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Some respray to basically sound older paintwork, some glass scratched. Brightwork is good but not crisp. Clean interior. Some fit #232-1967 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO pickup car. S/N 136807Z123739. Blue/blue. Odo: 48,339 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-sp. Owner states originally equipped with small-block V8 and 4-sp. Bare metal stripped and repainted. Excellent paint, very good to excellent chrome. Bed area is clean and dent-free. Dash pad and Good glass; most gaskets and window felts have been replaced. Very good seats and dash, good console. Weak carpets are the interior's only real low point. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,995. I flat-out coveted this car and was prepared to bid to perhaps $17k for it. Keeping in mind that the popular price guide 1 consulted gave well under $ 10k for this condition, it went way higher than I hoped or expected, but I would have wanted more than that if I were selling it. Let's call this result a fair, albeit retail, buy, and an indication that Fords, which have been late to the musclecar party, are starting to arrive. #302-1967 PONTIAC GTO coupe. S/N 242177P255300. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 31,336 miles. 400-ci, 4-sp. Was originally an automatic. Posi rear, pb. Excellent paint is well applied, very good vinyl top. Brightvvork has lots of scratches, though much would buff out. Underhood is fully detailed to a quite original look. Original-style interior is crisp and includes wood graining to dash and console. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $26,000. I think the era where automatics are changed out for 4-speeds has now passed. They no longer bring much of a premium over automatics. This car should have sold for this price. I assume the seller is holding out for a bit more. Getting it is possible, but it will take some time and perhaps a bit of money spent to upgrade the car to do so. seats are excellent. Pretty much stock except for under the hood. Overall an excellent restoration. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $21,200. 1 have rarely seen an El Camino restored to this level, the bed looks like that of a brand-new truck My guess is that the seller lost a good bit of money on this one. Even though this was not an original 396, I can argue the price paid. A fair deal for buyer and for seller #221-1967 FORD FAIRLANE CT convert- ible. S/N 7H43S118072. Light yellow/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 15,302 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-sp. Math report shows it to be a true GT with a factory 390, top-loader trans, power top, ps, and pb. Very rare dash-mounted "soup can" tach. Some overspray on very nice paint. Chrome is 50/50, half excellent, half weak. issues to front seats; good carpets, clean dash and console. A full professional detail would help. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $37,312. No bargain, but well bought. Once the noted flaws are cleaned, buffed, or replaced, this car has some potential to do even better In a sea of brightly colored late- '60s muscle cars, this early '60s muscle car in a plain-Jane body can tend to get lost. 80  than a Lotto ticket. Come on, guys, they are only $300 installed and you already need the new gaskets anyway. Medium-quality top. Deluxe interior with console, shows well but nothing special. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $29,150. Looks to me just like an auction special; it's even painted resale red. There are plenty of Mustangs I would have bid on before raising my hand for this Pony. I'm glad it's not a horse in my corral. #294-1968 SHELBY MUSTANG GT 500 fastback. S/N 8T02J12688900605. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 47,957 miles. 302-ci V8, auto. Sports Car Market #288-1967 FORD MUSTANG GTA convertible. S/N 7F03S211273. Red/black vinyl/ red vinyl. Odo: 27,332 miles. 390-ci V8, auto. Good but by no means great paint appears to be of a recent vintage, with some filled-in chips and lots of overspray. Windshield has more scratches


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Last August in Monterey: One Night, 78 Cars, $6.1 Million' Shelby Cobra CO)C2138 A Factory Shelby American Team Car driven by Dave McDonald. One of the first three cars delivered to Shelby American ordered from AC Cars, Ltd. As actual race versions, all were painted black for the 1963 USRRC Season. Subsequent racing history included team driver Dan Gerber, Ray Post, and Bill Murray with many significant wins. 1961 Mercedes Benz 300SL Recent cosmetic restoration and is well sorted mechanically. This 300SL is also one of the last fitted with drum brakes and cast iron engine block. A recent vintage rally participant, this SL has been well maintained and in pristine condition. ALL WILL BE SOLO. NO RESERVE! 1970 Ferrari 365 GT 1931 Ford Hot Rod Shelby Cobra CSX2011 Presenting the first-ever Shelby Competition Cobra delivered to private hands! CSX2011 made it's initial appearance at the all-important 1962 Nassau Island race, where Carroll Shelby put Ferrari on notice that he was coming for them - FAST! This is a true competition Cobra, and in the same livery in which it was last raced in 1961. 1965 Shelby GT350 #SFM5018 1956 Ford 1-Bird Convertible 1967 Chevy Corvette Roadster 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible 1973 Pontiac Trans Am Extensive documented Pro-Rally, Trans-Am and SCCA race history with original logbook. Meticulous rotisserie restoration by veteran rally mechanic Kim Ian Madsen. Period correct aluminum head L-88 engine and M-22 transmission, Penske style wide body, and street legal. Originally built and raced by Greg Siefert, associated with Tony Delorenzo and Owens-Corning. This is a very special and unique car never before offered for sale. CONSIGN NOM AND  1.irm AMINE AIME Lit SPORTS AND MUSCLE IN MONTEREY WWW.RUSSOANDSTEELE.COM • 602.252.2697


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Cox Auctions Branson, MO It's tough to understand why the carpets were not replaced—the interior would look ten times better. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $30,740. I'd have to call the price market-correct. It actually seems quite cheap when compared with other similarly bodied Mopars. The 383 is no help, but the bright colors and 4-sp are quite evocative. Shiny paint, but full of flaws. Cracks to the hood scoop. Very good chrome, excellent glass with excellent gaskets. Very good trim and gaskets. Very good interior. Equipped with a/c and a power steering cooling unit, rare but not unheard of in 1968 units. Possibly good enough for local shows or for a driver. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $84,800. The joke among the dealers is that Shelbys are appreciating at $1,000 a month across the board. Buy one for retail now, keep it a year, and make $12,000. I don't know if that's correct, however, I'd call this example fully priced for the condition. #268-1968 SHELBY MUSTANG GT 350 convertible. S/N 8T036J13456701033. Acapulco Blue/Saddle Tan. Odo: 86,557 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-sp. Color change from new. Not too bad anywhere, no high or low points, an average car. Good paint, easy to see some flaws underneath in metal and fiberglass. Chrome, #262-1970 SHELBY MUSTANG GT 500 convertible. S/N OFO3R482817. White/blue & black stripes/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 6,704 miles. Possibly the only triple-white 1970 Shelby convertible. Side stripes are reflective blue, hood stripes painted black. Very nice paint, chrome trim is very good as well. Exterior still shows well. Good glass, felt trim, and gaskets. in the range that could be expected. Nicer examples will likely set records this summer if the muscle car craze keeps rolling along. #426-1973 CADILLAC ELDORADO con- vertible. S/N 6L6753Q416996. White/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 50,311 miles. Very good paint, appears to be an older respray. Some chrome is good, rear bumper has some scratches and pitting as well as a few dents. Very good top appears to be of a recent vintage. Glass rear Comfort-weave vinyl to front seats shows some dirt and wear. The balance of the interior including door panels and dash are excellent. A not-fresh restoration. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $148,400. I won't argue the relative values of Shelbys vs. Mopars—let's just say that Shelbys are the Hemis of the Ford lineup. #253-1971 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER coupe. S/N RM23R1G225678. Orange/ orange/black vinyl. Best of Show at 1996 Mopar Nationals. 426 Hemi motor, 727 Torqueflite auto. Front and rear spoilers, Air Grabber hood, Rallye wheels. Excellent paint, excellent brightwork, very good gaps throughout—likely trim, glass, and gaskets are all good. Good original interior with replaced console door cover. Shelby 10-spoke wheels. Clean underhood. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $90,100. One of 404 Shelby convertibles built in 1968, and the first year of convertible production. Possibly the best buy on a Shelby you'll see all year Yes, it was tired cosmetically, but it mostly a Mustang and many of the parts are just a phone call away. Color change or not, its a Shelby with a top that goes down—a pretty good combo in my book. #292-1970 DODGE SUPER BEE coupe. S/N WM23N0G137962. Purple/white vinyl/ white vinyl. Odo: 33,956 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-sp. Air Grabber hood. Very good paint. Btightwork is mostly good, however there were problems such as errant screw holes having been drilled and extra fasteners; finding unaltered replacement trim might be tough. Great seats and dash. bit repair that looked out of place. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $10,600. Right on the money. There is still quite a supply of these "last of a kind" full-size convertibles that they built through 1976. Find the best, pay a bit more, and get a lot more. - #135-1982 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 161AY0788C5114031. Gold/clear T-top/gold. Odo: 42,098 miles. 350-ci V8, auto. Decent older paint. Some chips, touch ups, and scratches to front end; light spider-webbing to passenger rear quarter. Gaskets show some age, hatch window gasket the worst. Interior has new better than new. Very good graphics, very good original look to the interior. Still has showquality appearance throughout. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $125,000. Looking in a price guide won't be of much help. The vendor here thinks there's room left at an eighth of a million dollars! Perhaps he's right in today's overheated market. Expect to see this one again soon. #298-1971 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 351 fastback. S/N 1 FO2R216029. Blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 73,358 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-sp, factory Drag Pac with traction bar. Some paintwork mismatches, but overall a good look. Good chrome with some light scratches. Very good graphics. Owner has copies of original dealer invoices. Very clean underhood. Stock base interior is clean and close to crisp. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $35,510. As more and more Boss 351 and Boss 302 cars get dragged out of garages and put through various qualities of restorations, expect to see more at upcoming auctions. This car sold 82 leather poorly fitted with lots of wrinkles and puffiness. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $10,006. One of 6,500 1982 Collector Edition Corvettes built. In #2 condition, the Collector Edition can bring a $5,000 to $7,000 bump over standard ones. No bump here; this example sold for less than I would have expected. It will be a long time before these cars are scarce, in the meantime, someone got a nice driver for cheap money.• window. Taped-on pinstripe was poorly done, an easy job to fix. Interior shows well with good vinyl and carpets, good dash. Sagging sun visor was taped in position on the passenger side, a two Sports Car Market


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The ex-Bill Serri, Jr. 1928 Bugatti Type 43A Roadster Chassis no. 43292 Estimate: $700,000-900,000 (Main image/Credit: Simon Clay) The ex-Hugh Hunter 1937 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Fixed Head Coupe Coachwork by Vanden Plas Chassis no. B11HM Estimate: $300,000-400,000 (Left detail/Credit: Simon Clay) 1927 Bugatti Type 44 Chassis no. 441141 Estimate: $180,000-240,000 (Right detail) Viewing 15-18 August 2005 Christopher Sanger Tel: +1 212 636 2277 Gordon McCall Tel: +1 831 372 9311 Vanessa Hill Tel +1 830 775 4042 christies.com Auction 18 August 2005 Inquiries Mark Donaldson Tel: +1 310 385 2698 Venue The Monterey Jet Center 300 Sky Park Drive Monterey, California 93940 Catalogues +1 800 395 6300 CHRISTIE'S 0104110111111W SIT SINCE 1 7W)


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RM Auctions Toronto, Canada RM AUCTIONS INC. RM Auctions Toronto International Centre Mississauga, Canada April 15-17, 2005 Auctioneers:  Number of automotive lots:  Number of automotive lots sold:  Sales rate:  Total sales:  High sale.  Brent Earlywine, Phil Faulkner 356 202 58% $2,905,665 Lot sr I a, I YSY Lorvette convertible, sold at $60,521 Buyer's premium: 7% (included in prices on sold lots) Report by Norm Mort Market opinions in italics M's Toronto International Spring Classic Car Auction traditionally kicks off another collector car season for this region. Sponsored by the Ontario Ford Dealer's Association, the three-day auction took place inside the Toronto International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, where parking is free—a rarity these days. R Ontario-based RM Auctions has continued to develop this unique, grassroots sale where high rollers and do-it-yourselfers rub elbows on the auction floor. Unlike Monterey, or even Meadow Brook, with their concours-ready offerings, here you can see and buy the good, the bad, and—sometimes—the ugly. The sunny spring weather brought wellabove-average temperatures, which in this case meant the crowds were not as large, but those who escaped garden cleanup and getting out lawn furniture were eager to buy. There were over 350 trucks, classic, sports, and muscle cars on the block, but several former celebrity-owned vehicles drew the most attention. Pat Mastrioarmi has been a series regular, playing Joey Jeremiah on the Toronto-set "Degrassi: The Next Generation," the latest in an 18-year run of "Degrassi" shows. His popular on-screen companion offered at this auction was the somewhat tired 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 fastback that was used in the series and personally owned by Mastrioanni. Despite its lackluster condition, it was a good deal at $12,492. to a Tremec five-speed transmission, found a better-than-expected $26,061. Serious performance equipment including Carrera TRW rack-and-pinion steering, race-size rotors, front and rear sway bars, a 3.73 traction-lock rear end, and Compomotive British three-piece alloy wheels helped this a formidable machine. Several other interesting star cars were relative bargains. A mild-custom 1951 Ford Woody wagon, driven by Beau Bridges in an upcoming made-for-TV movie, sold at a bargain $35,968; and a 500-hp, 454-ci V8 1936 Chevrolet street rod offered, custombuilt as the grand prize for VH1 's reality series "Surviving Nugent," featuring rocker Ted Nugent, sold for $30,584. #412-1966 TRIUMPH TR4A roadster. S/N CT56174L. Maroon/black/black. Odo: 48,142. Decent respray with mostly new chrome and trim. Wire wheels sandblasted and resprayed silver. Evidence of recent engine work. Engine compartment original with Bondo repair in front passenger fender and wheelwell area. Frame appeared solid. Interior was wellworn original with broken seat, terrible vinyl. The auction selection weighed heavily on American (and Canadian) muscle, but of particular note in the import column was a 1938 BMW 320—one of a mere 4,185 units produced—that failed to sell for an admittedly low $20,129. On Sunday afternoon, the selection became more diverse as some well-presented old beauties from the Evergreen Museum collection crossed the block, including some rarer collectible marques such as a Marmon and Erskine, as well as a Rolls-Royce, some Pacicards, and a few Cadillacs. And from the Homer Fitterling collection in South Bend, IN, with no reserve was a 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II. It sold for a just-right $15,938. Refinished slightly darker wooden dash with awful aftermarket steering wheel sporting a glued-on Triumph "globe" badge. Poorly fitted, makeshift console with questionable button and switch. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $10,338. Triumph TR4s and 4As have lagged behind in price and popularity compared to TR3 and TR6 models. Prices are now climbing steadily, as indicated by the selling price of this basically solid example. Price was good for the seller and will work out for the buyer in the long run. Overall, RM moved nearly $3m over the weekend. With many gems scattered throughout the sea of cars, and plenty of variety, a careful browsing of the cars proved rewarding for hobbyists and professionals alike.—N.M. ENGLISH #624-1954 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER DAWN sedan. S/N SUJ64. Silver/gray/bluegray leather. Odo: 5,656 miles. Auto. Older restoration. Paint still decent. Redyed, original interior with cracked dash. Sunroof. Detailed engine with heavy engine-bay wear and looks good from 20 feet. Rostyle wheels required respray, detailing, and new trim rings. New carpet and seat kit with wooden armrest replacing the original. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,212. These rubber-bumper Bs have never been worth the same money as earlier chrome versions, no matter where you live in the world. A fair price for a project you can still enjoy for a while. #183-1985 JAGUAR XJ6 VANDEN PLAS Also in the celebrity category, a custombuilt 1992 AC Cobra roadster, owned by former Toronto Maple Leaf Captain Wendel Clark, found a new home. Clark's custombuilt 1992 AC Cobra roadster, powered by a high-performance Ford 351 with aluminum billet pulley system and GT40 heads, mated 84  evidence of water leaks. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $15,938. Sold with no reserve. Rarely seen, one of 785 built between 1949-55, which is the only reason I can think of that virtually everyone wanted to sit in it. Rather drab colors made it a bit nondescript, but it smelled of "old England." Somebody was willing to take a chance at below market price. Did they notice the blue smoke? sedan. S/N SAJAY1343FC41 8997. Green/ brown. Odo: 56,490 km. 16, auto. Power seats, power windows, ps, pb, cruise, tilt, headrests, sunroof, factory radio. Partially resprayed— almost a two-tone effect with fresh hood and trunk. Fender crowns badly checked. Original chrome starting to show its age. Overall, body solid. Engine compartment original, soiled. Factory leather interior has minimal wear with driver's Sports Car Market #472-1978 MGB MK IV roadster. S/N GHN5UJ452610G. White with black stripe/ black/black vinyl. Odo: 20,325 km. Only two previous owners. Bubbling, cracking on rocker area; fender seams and bottoms of doors are clues to what lies ahead in distant future. Paint


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RM Auctions Toronto, Canada seat cracking. Ah, the lovely scent of mothballs! New Pirelli tires. Appeared generally well caredfor with all books, bills, etc. since new. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $2,326. Once top-of-the-line, now bottom of the barrel. These cost a lot to keep up, especially with harsh Canadian winters, and there's no upside anytime soon. #SP127-1992 ACE COBRA kit-car roadster. SIN 4CRADK12ONF000782. Black/ black vinyl. Odo: 6,682 miles. 351 V8 with 5-sp Tremec. Engine professionally built, comp Motorsport GT40 heads, aluminum billet pulley system, 3.73 traction rear end, side exhaust. Great black paintwork with only a few touch-ups. Nylon twist carpet and bucket seats with race belts. A well-built Cobra kit car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $38,983. Well publicized former Toronto Maple Leaf hockey-star car that had lots put into it. Price was conservative considering quality. An excellent buy and—in Toronto—something to "ahh" the boys with during the first and second period, if the hockey strike ever gets settled. GERMAN #SP126-1938 BMW 320 coupe. S/N 93343. Red and black/red. Odo: 39,658 miles. 4-sp. Rare in North America. Good solid restored body with new floors and a new gas tank. Painted in original red and black colors and showing little wear. Re-dipped chrome is very good. Original leather seats cracked but presentable. New door panels, red carpets, and headliner. Mechanically fit, engine painted with some detail work. Undercarriage done in gloss and matte black. Set of 1942 tires come with it. Car was bought by an ex-Canadian serviceman from a Czech collector 18 years ago, in boxes; then reportedly restored by an older BMW mechanic. The present owner was selling to help pay for his child's med school student fees. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $20,129. Interesting story or not, this is a perfect example of how rarity doesn 't necessarily bring a high value. This is a very nice car, but it didn 't see a lot of interest here. #130-1963 PORSCHE 356B coupe. SN 124351. Pastel yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 29,591 miles. Recent respray with basic engine detailing. Non-original black vinyl seats cracking with gray corduroy inserts. Slightly worn factory-like carpet. Original door handles pitted, but otherwise little to complain about. Clean, Ultimate Dream Machines +1  831.423.5704 SPORT  UTILIT. SACHS EXOTC  SF OkTb 1989 .eyton; House 962 Porsche LUXURY  CARS 1970 Mustang MOTORCYCLES RESTORATION TRANSPORTERS 1 9 5 3  Maserati onnevitte DESIGN SERVICES w w w  C A NEPA 0 M


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RM Auctions Toronto, Canada solid example that appeared well maintained. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $20,762. The same car was a $17k no-sale at last falLe RM Toronto sale. In this case, waiting paid off A fair price. #132-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280S sedan. S/N 066434. Metalflalce Green/brown vinyl. Odo: 4,056 miles. 4-sp. Show-quality respray. All original brightwork with grille chrome wearing thin and some minor pitting. artillery wheels with wide whitewalls. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,012. Both when new and now, a nice, solid alternative to a Model A Ford at the same money. Seldom seen and long forgotten, this Studebaker-built model has great club support behind it for help and parts. A good buy. #632-1928 MARMON SERIES 75 sedan. engine without any service history or recent service claims. Ferraris can be an expensive proposition as such. Offer seemed generous considering the condition and potential problems. SWEDISH Brown vinyl and cloth interior showing signs of wear. Door cap foam deteriorating, door rubber splitting. Wooden dash very good, but some cracking. A solid, well preserved original. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $4,566. The flashy paint added pizzazz to this old sedan. A really nice example with the rare and desirable 4-sp. Seller found what he wanted, so he went away happy. A good buy as well. #404-1986 PORSCHE 944 coupe. S/N WP0AA0948GN453559. White/brown. Odo: 207,113 km. Decent respray. Original brown leather interior with only driver's bolster cracking. Original brown carpets clean and of driver's seat in shreds possibly from mad cat disease. Original chrome—some good—but grille and bumpers pitting. Original underhood and never cleaned-up. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $3,618. This was a very tough 60,000 miles if true. Required total refurbishment/restoration. Near-perfect examples can still be found at around ten grand, so why bother? A Canadian restoration shop owner noted, "Norm, you can't polish a t* rd! " presentable. Original factory cassette. Engine compartment original. Appeared to be well maintained over years. Only two previous owners. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $5,169. Color didn't help this ready-to-roll 944 with government safety certificate and clean-air sticker High mileage didn't help this unloved front-engine Porsche either Price was dead on. ITALIAN #SP03-1996 FERRARI 355 Spyder. S/N ZFFXR48A3T0105307. Red/black cloth/brown leather. Odo: 84,068 km. 5-sp. Paint chipped on nose, some scratches and scrapes. Various polishing marks and touch-ups. Driver's seat grubby and handbrake leather cover greasemarked. Entire interior looked neglected. Rode hard and put away wet. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $66,828. Rather high mileage for a Ferrari 86 AMERICAN #620-1928 ERSICINE 51 sedan. S/N 5055801. Green with black fenders/black/gray. Odo: 2,112 miles. Older restoration. Fine yellow pinstripe. Bubbling and pitting of green paint and chrome. Newer cloth, but period diamond-pattern interior still in good condition. Distinctive except for some minor rot in the front fenders. Quick yellow respray to wire wheels added a dash of color, or was that jaundice? Was noted as "...the perfect restoration candidate for a father and son." Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $6,031. Was described as 'fresh out of storage," but storage was for over 35 years. Supposedly ran and drove well. Restorable Ford Model As and Ts continue to attract new enthusiasts despite costing almost as much as the restored examples. It's getting harder and harder to find sons who will choose a restoration over a PlayStation2. Sports Car Market #181-1973 VOLVO 1800ES wagon. S/N 1836353005861. Orange/brown. Odo: 60,692 miles. 4-sp. Resprayed in hideous bright orange, including wheels, over cracked original finish. Body straight and solid. Original brown vinyl seats split, carpet worn. Stated never winter driven, but salt stains on carpets? Back SN 921450. Red with black fenders/black vinyl top/brown cloth. Dual side-mounted spares, cowl lights, and luggage rack. Paint worn and in need of respray. Chassis painted matte black. Chrome required refinishing. Cloth spare covers worn through. Original brown cloth interior suffered from hungry moths and general wear. Seats, headliner, and carpets need replacing. An older restoration showing plenty of age. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $9,821. Once fully restored/refurbished, this rare sedan requires a complete makeover rather than quick facelift. Sold without reserve, and the price came out about right. Good thing it's all there. #SP83-1930 FORD MODEL A 5-window coupe. S/N CAU1379. Black/black/. Odo: 92,932 miles. A real barn find; partial "restoration" at some earlier time including pseudoBuick portholes on the hood. Original interior long gone; was not so long ago a home for mice, moths, and other vermin. Seat cover kept springs in place. Body had countless dents and dings, but it was all there and basically solid,


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RM Auctions Toronto, Canada #SP78-1930 FORD MODEL A 5-window coupe. S/N CA35227. Dove Gray & black/ black/gray velour. Odo: 3,388 miles. Rumble seat, rear-mounted spare, cowl lights. Orange peel throughout, along with dirt and prep marks. Chrome looked very good. Bright yellow spoke wheels no longer bright. Nicer on the outside, the interior suffered from sagging door pockets and the edge of the driver's seat and around handles. Solid with lots of period charm, but not done to a show standard. Nice older restoration showing some wear, but still a sharp family car. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $19,815. Strong money for a sedan, but this was a turn-key car Ideal for Sunday drives and singing, "Gee, the old LaSalle ran great. Those were the days." A well-executed, mean-looking machine. Very cool—even though there appears to be no a/c. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $30,584. Car was apparently part of the Grand Prize from VHI 's "Surviving Nugent," starring rock-and-roll legend Ted Nugent. A nice car at a good price, with some "history" thrown in. dirty panels. Gray velour throughout, now worn. The seat looked like a couch left out at the curb for pickup. Basic engine detailing underhood. An older restoration still going strong. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,353. Still popular Model As continue to attract new enthusiasts, putting to rest the theory that you buy what you grow up with. Price seemed on the high side, but the buyer got a stylish A when all was said and done. #630-1931 CADILLAC 355-A sedan. S/N 809128. Black/black vinyl/gray cloth. Odo: 28,761 miles. 353-ci V8, 3-sp. Older frame-off restoration showing minimal wear. Some minor imperfections and scratches on glossy black paint. Chrome very good to excellent. Original interior has some wear, but too minimal to levelling air shocks, 4-wheel discs, custom aftermarket steering, aftermarket mag wheels. Not particularly beautiful, but appeared well built. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $64,412. Winner of the Monty Python "And Now for Something Completely Different "Award. Unique in every way, includingflamed paint scheme and drivetrain. Sounded like a lot of money to me, but 1 didn't spend "18 years, 25,000 hours, and handcraft 90%" on this repro rod. worry about. One of 10,717 built; original purchaser owned for 47 years. Part of the Evergreen collection. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $27,568. Sold at no reserve, with enthusiasm. Minimal work to bring to top show condition. Hopefidly the bright yellow wheels will receive a repaint. A .fine, stately looking classic Caddy for low bucks. #SP74-1936 CHEVROLET street rod. S/N 9FA0836930. Red/two-tone gray. Odo: 601 miles. Claimed 500-hp V8, auto. Mustang 11 front end and all the usual goodies. Chopped, shaved, etc. Excellent bright red paint except for a few minor chips around hood and other minor flaws. No exterior chrome. Gray-on-gray cloth buckets with a rear bench cover but no real seat. A minimalistic interior for those who hate gadgets and computers. Electric doors, though. 88  #SP87-1939 LASALLE 5019 sedan. S/N 2309651. Green/gray/beige. Ode: 77,362. 322ci V8, 3-sp. Original radio, wide whitewall tires and red wheels. Older paint with only minor wear and polishing marks. Chrome was all nice. Steering wheel cracked, but rest of the interior appeared to be original with some wear around #SP13-1937 CORD 812 REPLICA convertible coupe. S/N SCAB0290812MJ0. Yellow with yellow flames/brown cloth/brown velour. Odo: 21,533. Fiberglass body and paint virtually flawless. Excellent chrome. Brown velour interior and high-back bucket seats with room for only your dog in the back. Featured Olds Toronado front-end with front-wheel drive, rear #637-1941 CADILLAC SERIES 62 convertible. S/N 8342590. beige cloth top/red leather. Odo: 23 miles. 346-ci V8, 3-sp. Older restoration in pale yellow bodywork with red wheels and wide whitewalls suited this rare convertible coupe. Older paint with numerous touch-ups, and scrapes on wheels. Older prep issues starting to appear, some evidence of filler. Chrome still looked good with only minor wear. Nice red leather interior, beige carpets like new, beige cloth top still good. Original chrome window trim pitted. Chassis painted black. Non-period antenna. A classy looking Caddy; was part of the Evergreen collection. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $36,184. Good price for a very good driver that required only very minor investment to be a queen at the shows. #618-1941 PACKARD 110 business coupe. S/N DE14852122. Blue and gold/brown corduroy & velour. Odo: 89,909 miles. 16, 4-sp. Both paint and interior starting to show age. Paint blistering and cracking. Chrome pitting. Gold and blue two-tone paint contrasted/clashed with brown corduroy-and-velour interior. Engine block shows signs of rebuild from long ago, but new hoses and freshly painted components make one wonder. Overall, a solid car with lots of questions. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $14,818. Restored by a local tradesman. In what trade we are not sure. The strange two-tone exterior colors were different, but combined with the interior it was one for the books. Almost ignored over the weekend by everybody, this Packard reached an unexpected high price, considering its condition. #SP89-1951 CHEVROLET WOODY station wagon. S/N AZ48374. Navy blue/brown. Odo: 6,066 miles. Mild custom, from Arizona. Replacement 350-ci V8, 4-bbl Edelbrock heads, Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions Toronto, Canada 700R auto. Camaro rear end, Mustang II front end, drop spindles. Solid body with expertly painted fake woodgrain. Drab brown velour seat fabric. Engine compartment painted Basic Black, with some detailing. Undercarriage sprayed black. Sliding rear and side glass. Apart from a few minor paint flaws and the rather uninspiring upholstery, this was a stunning car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $36,232. Featured in the upcoming made-for-TV film on Eve! Knievel, starring Beau Bridges. Even without the celebrity associations, modest bid for such an attractively built custom. Buyer got a bargain. #SP117-1952 FORD SUNLINER convert- ible. S/N 0476H5216601. Maroon Chestnut/ reddish brown and creme. Flathead V8, auto. Sunliner name trim, but conflicting Crestliner badge. Called out in auction catalog as a Matching turquoise blue-and-white leather interior. Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels. Professionally restored. Beautiful California example that came with its original "pink slip." Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $59,581. Although not big-buck cars anymore compared to Chevys of this era, little Thunderbirds continue to hold their value and edge up slightly each year Beautiful presentation—a rose among thorns. Hard to fault and worth the money. Sunliner. Straight, solid body with good paint, chrome, and interior. Patina added to the charm. New Haartz top with vinyl interior showing minor wear. Continental kit, wide whitewalls, and factory clock and radio. An older restoration with loads of curb appeal. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $27,568. Aside from the trim, everything about this car seemed in order; the price seemed about on target, too. #SP88-1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD roadster. S/N P5FH121367. Red/white vinyl/ red & white. 292-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Minor polishing marks only. Power steering, brakes, - #635-1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MK II hardtop coupe. S/N C56H3227. Maroon/red & white vinyl/cloth. Odo: 61,175 miles. V8, 2-sp auto. Power seats, ps, pb, a/c, wide whitewalls. Solid, older refurbishment. Poor hood and door fit. Believed original paint, tires, Continental kit. Fogged headlamps from blown bulbs. Factory radio. Lumpy seats with seat covers over black vinyl. Some recent oil spray underneath. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,514. Although far from pristine, this solid, very drivable Metropolitan was right on in value. The "cute factor" of a Met always charms—at least for a short time, that is, until you actually try to drive it. now blistering on hood with cat scratches on trunldid. Rechromed bumpers still nice, but expensive grille pitted. Red-and-white interior and carpet like new. From the Homer Fittering Collection, sold without reserve. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $15,938. Relative to the market, the Mk H was one of the most expensive American cars ever built. Today's demand doesn't do justice to its exclusivity. Spot-on market value. #SP122-1959 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N J59S105706. Frost Blue and white/white vinyl/silver blue. Odo: 5,198. 283ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Clean body with excellent 90 Sports Car Market #409-1964 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS hardtop coupe. S/N 41447L192945. Wine/ white vinyl. Odo: 71,598 miles. Numbersmatching. 409-ci V8, 4-sp. Paint ended at bottom outer side of rockers. Mixture of original trim and chrome and new. Front and rear bumpers showed some pitting and scratches. New seats, windows, original radio, wide whitewalls, and full wheel discs. Chrome was not perfect— scratches on rear bumper, etc., but not requiring replacement. Older red-and-white upholstery; red carpet showing minor wear. Painted matteblack chassis. Solidly restored and well presented. Very clean, former California car, and a better-than-average driver. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $34,633. Lacking both the hardtop and a/c hurt the price on a '55 (which lacks air vents), but regardless, with all of the other desirable options it could be called a good buy. #SP139-1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD roadster. S/N P6FH211625. Turquoise/blue leather. 292-ci V8, 2-sp auto. Ps, pb, a/c, AM radio. Wide whitewalls. Body-off restoration. Painted frame, although frame appeared to not be entirely sandblasted before painting and showed minor wear. Show-quality chrome. paint except for a few minor flaws on fender crowns and along trim lines. Brilliant showquality chrome. Wonderbar radio and wide whitewalls. Silver-blue interior with blue carpet that suffered only from a bit of fading between the seats. Engine detailed. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $60,521. A sharp-looking, original West Coast Corvette that attracted crowds throughout the show. A decent price for a very decent car #406-1960 NASH METROPOLITAN coupe. S/N E75649. Black & white/white/black vinyl. Odo: 15,697 miles. Partial restoration in familiar black and white colors. Older paint with issues. Chips along rockers, some poor prep, bubbling along seams, embedded dirt in finish. Combination of some new chrome and original. New door panels, narrow whitewall


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RM Auctions Toronto, Canada side trim and badges. Front-end trim ill-fitted with some dings. Cracked windshield. Engine and compartment painted with basic detailing. Recent all-white vinyl interior and factory black carpet. Better than average. Rust-free California car with lots of appeal, despite minor flaws. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $21,753. This was an excellent driver that could easily be improved upon to further increase value. A good buy for lots of muscle. #SP124-1966 PONTIAC GTO hardtop coupe. S/N 242076K114090. Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 26,729 miles. Matching numbers, original delivery to Texas. 389-ci V8. Ps, pb, a/c, remote mirror, and tinted glass. Straight, solid car; respray has extensive orange peel and embedded dirt. Rechromed bumper shiny, but heavily scratched. Trim original with new door handles. Full documentation, including build sheet and window sticker; PHS verified. Original and very nice. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $29,791. Even though well presented, this seemed like fair money—especially for a less desirable white car But the seller wanted more. 37,210 miles. 327-ci V8, 2-sp auto. Mediocre paint job. Vent panel needed re-fit. Clean underhood; vital tailgate in excellent condition. Non-original bucket seats, later wheels. A solid, refurbished example, except for the paint. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $4,954. El Caminos have a small but loyal following. The new owner plans on repainting, rechroming, and .fitting original buckets. Both buyer and seller went away happy. #421-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 coupe. S/N 1363701517178. Cranberry Red/black/black vinyl. Odo: 47,759 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-sp. Well-optioned example with ps, pb, power seats, tinted glass, added door trim. Includes original AM radio but modern stereo unit fitted, along with tach. Older paint still has luster. New interior showed a little #144-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 454 CLONE coupe. S/N 1363701554047. Orange with black/black vinyl. Odo: 53,544 miles. 454-ci V8, 4-sp. Fully rebuilt, detailed engine with Hurst shifter. Factory console, radio, tinted glass. Beautifully redone with Door rubber looked new, repainted door caps. Carpet new, except for faded door-panel pieces. Description said that it was unrestored, but it clearly has been refurbished where necessary. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $20,892. Some call a respray and clean-up a restoration. This seller called it original. Regardless, it was a nice car that with a bit of paintwork and detailing will bring more money in the future. Price was good even with obvious flaws; the new owner should be happy #403-1967 BUICK GS 400 coupe. S/N 446177Z108250. Yellow/black/black. Odo: 43,358. 400-ci V8, auto. Speed-alert indicator, ps, pb, factory mag-style wheels. Recent respray in a factory yellow. Mixture of original and new chrome and trim. Black vinyl top in excellent condition. New black vinyl interior with con- exceptional paint except around rear passenger window area. New chrome with minor scratches only, except for poor window trim and pitted B-post. New windshield fitted and caulked by a nearsighted installer. Seats new with some fading on carpets. A beautiful car with a few odd flaws. Seller stated he had spent $75k on this clone. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $39,630. Bidding reached a frenzy over this one. Relative to the presentation, a bargain. wear on the carpet; driver's seat was wrinkled from deteriorating foam. Chrome and trim were a combination of new and old, ranging from original, dulled door handles to new wheel trim. New Hercules tires. Full GM documentation. A clean, solid example, and still show-worthy. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $24,725. Along with many Chevelles from this period, this was built nearby in Oshawa, ON7: Not perfect due to minorflaws and non-original pieces, so I'd call it right on the money, perhaps even a bit of a bargain. #411-1970 PONTIAC GTO JUDGE coupe. SN 242370R112082. White/black. Odo: 62,563 miles. Numbers-matching Ram Air Judge. 400ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Ps, pb, dual exhaust, 8-track. Recent blow-ins of white paint didn't hide some minor cracking. Scars on soft nose and a couple of areas of dirt in finish, but overall paint was sole. Engine and compartment repainted with basic detailing. Nicely presented and in very good, clean condition helped viewers overlook minor flaws. All literature, manuals, and documentation included. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $15,335. This solid former California blackplate Buick had been given a makeover for sale. This Buick is bound to draw attention at musclecar shows. #145-1967 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO pickup. S/N 136807Z103735. Red/black. Odo: 92 very nice. Fading gold, blue, and brown striping didn't add to pizzazz. Rechromed bumpers, but all other brightwork in good original condition. New black vinyl interior. Underside painted black. Engine compartment freshly detailed. rechromed. Worn door handles. New interior kit. Firestone Firehawk tires looked totally out of place. A driver. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,492. Lots of hype on this one, but the bidders were already married with children in the '80s when this Canadian youth show was hot. A good buy, despite its obvious flaws. You may never be as cool as the Fonz, but fresh paint and a few improvements will bring Joey Jeremiah 's Mustang up to snuff to really impress the boys on a Saturday cruise. • #SP90-1973 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1 fastback coupe. S/N 3F05H176968. Green with gold stripe/green. Odo: 96,486 miles. DeGrassi Street TV car. 351-ci V8, auto. Power discs, ps, tinted glass, factory a/c and dual exhaust. Shiny metallic green paint in non-original hue, with numerous scratches, dirt, and other nasty flaws. Front bumper painted; rear bumper Sports Car Market


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Mecum Kansas City, MO MECUM Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers Spring K.C. Dream Classic Auction BIC Exhibit Hall Kansas City, MO April 29-30, 2005 Auctioneers:  Number of lots offered-  Number of lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sales total:  High sale:  Mike Hagerman, Mark Delzell 249 140 56% 52,310,704 Lot X5, 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air street-rod coupe, sold at $73,500 Buyer's premium: Up to $5,499 = 900; $5,500 to $9,999 = $500; $10,000 8, over = 5%). COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONEERS well. A well presented, documented 427-ci '66 Corvette in Marina Blue sold for a very fair $68,250; a very basic 1970 Road Runner with a 383 sold for an appropriate $27,300, which would have been over the top just a few years ago. Auction curiousities included an obscure, project-worthy 1928 Marmon Series 78 which went under the radar for most and sold for only $4,935, and bidder excitement drove a ratty old V8-conversion Pinto up to a sale price of $3,700. An ordinary but nicely presented, low-miles '86 Jeep CJ-7 Renegade was met with plenty of enthusiasm and found almost $10k—nearly the same price as a fiveyear-old Wrangler. GERMAN #A9-1964 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304210001576. Red/red hard top/black soft top/red & white velvet. Odo: 14,802 km. 4-sp. European-market car. Resale Red paint; low-budget thick respray obviously done over several other low-budget resprays, with at least some effort made to mask the glass and some trim. Old "Pimp My Ride" wire wheels with a very disconcerting offset. Driver's door needs a robust slam to close properly. Pits and bubbles on the cowl at the base of the A-pillar. Interior redone even more so on the One of the stars of the auction, a very nice, concours-quality '67 Corvette with TriPower, saw bidding all the way up to $151k, but that still wasn't enough. The seller needn't worry because he'll find the right price soon enough. by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics A t the urging of our Editor, I finally made the 460-mile trip from my Minneapolis-area home base to attend Mecum's annual Kansas City sale, and found it to be well worth the effort. I had heard similar reports from my gearhead friends for the past few years, attesting that it's a must-consign event for several of them With a mixed bag for weather on this weekend,! really appreciated the facility, with is the Business & Technology College Exhibit Hall on the northern edge of K.C., just south of the Missouri River. All the consignments wouldn't fit inside at once, but the staff did an excellent job of running the cars through in an orderly manner. The Friday cars were parked outside, and it rained all day Friday, but the staff got them all nicely wiped down by the time each one crossed the block. There used to be a GM assembly plant in town, and there's a Ford assembly plant here, too, but based on the consignments, the locals certainly prefer the Heartbeat of America in the Heartland. Over half of the cars that were both offered (126 of 249) and sold (73 of 140) wore the bow tie. For both Chevys and Fords, the sale was fakey-doo, clone and phantom heavy, and though most of these "custom reconfigured" cars were appropriately labeled as such, bidders were still very willing to pony up for what wasn't the real thing. For example, a 1967 faux-SS Camaro in only fair condition went for a top-money $23,310, and a 1967 Camaro cobbled together as an SS 396 sold for a surprisingly high $22,313. A 1971 Ford Torino with lackluster "Cobra" presentation found a surprise $10,815; and a 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 351 convertible (a model/ body style that never existed) was highly valued at $19,950. 94  When all was said and done, I could understand why this sale is so popular. While 56 percent sold seems like a mediocre figure, there were still about $2.3 million worth of cars changing hands. With a couple of highticket cars, but with the average sale per car of $16,478, the sub-$20k cars proved to be the bread and butter. If you want to go shopping for affordable American muscle, this sale is one of the best.—B.M.C. ENGLISH #C4-1972 TRIUMPH SPITFIRE convert- ible. S/N FK30686U. Maroon/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 66,231 miles. The cheapie repaint would've almost looked better if it was applied with a roller—that way the overspray wouldn't be all over the rest of the car. Has the classic oh-mah-Gawd junkyard interior, which looks like a pack of badgers had lived in it for a week. As an added plus, the seat is stuck in the forward most position due to it being bolted directly to what's left of the floorboard. Transmission synchros and internal linkage for the clutch are cheap, with an odd fuzzy cloth, vinyl shift lever covers (just like in a fancy semi truck), and an old-car smell that isn't too pleasant. High idle speed exacerbates the motor's copious oil-burning capabilities. No attempt made to detail underhood; hood hinge buckled when a potential bidder tried to close it before it crossed the block on the staging lane. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $7,500. This isn't quite the Mercedes your mechanic warned you about, but it comes darn close. The only saving grace with this car over the newer and more oft-seen SLs is that you'll make out better when parting this one out. In that line of thinking, this seems like a high price, but there's still money to be made if you're smart about it. #A6-1973 PORSCHE 914 targa. S/N 4732902436. Red/red paint/tan leather & vinyl. Odo: 57,703 miles. ONKI-Eagle "conversion," using most of the unibody bits from the 914, combined with a 1982 911S 2.4-liter Carerra engine and a 1984 911 Carerra suspension. Bodywork nothing to brag about; several cracks throughout the body, especially along the top of the driver's door. Interior build quality is sub-par even for a kit car, as several of the seams on the But there were plenty of nice originals as basically gone, as it won't fully shift into any gear with the engine running and the clutch depressed. Engine is an oil-burner; exhaust system has more holes in it than metal. About the only good news is a somewhat recent brake job. No reserve. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $1,900. Thanks to the out-of-whack tranny and clutch, it was pushed most of the time. However, as they got it running to cross the block, it unexpectedly lurched ahead about two feet and almost took out a couple of spectators (good thing the brakes were fresh). This was about $1,850 above market price—for the scrap metal. seats are splitting. Cheapie aftermarket steering wheel; horn button missing with wires dangling out. Center console looks like a remedial highschool shop class project. Nice robust idle, but the oil-pressure light also glows then. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $7,000. Declared a no-sale on the block at $6,500, but a post-block sale was put together shortly after. Consignor claims to have $60k invested in this. Well, I had $60k invested Sports Car Market


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Mecum Kansas City, MO in Qwest stock, and both seem to have paid off just as well. One man 's trash is... still one man's trash, but even a Porschephile like our Jim Schrager wouldn't dumpster dive for this. JAPANESE #A62-1971 DATSUN 240Z fastback coupe. S/N HLS3020284. White/black vinyl. Odo: 43,750 miles. Dual-downdraft Weber conversion, 5-sp. Requisite aftermarket air cleaners, intake, linkages. Somewhat recent undercoating, older marginal quality repaint. Lots of aftermarket equipment: steering wheel, rocker-panel tape stripes, dash pad top, side molding trim, rear antenna, rear glass defroster, and limo-tint glass. #C40-1937 CHEVROLET SERIES GE cattle truck. S/N T48294. Red, black fenders/brown vinyl. Odo: 3,045 miles. 216-ci 16, I -bbl, 4-sp. Very recent professional restoration on all metal components. Wooden body was repainted with a sloppy brush over the original wood, with plenty of paint runs. All-new bolts and hardware in the truck and body. Fresh new longer staying power This is not to say that it really worth a lot. All the money in the world and change for this condition. AMERICAN restoration shop's a place that consigns many to Barrett-Jackson). There was also no need to coax the bidders either, as this truck sold in about a minute and a hall For what the buyer got, it was worth the price. #S3-1962 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS coupe. S/N 21847B203012. Black/red vinyl with console. Odo: 19,639 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 2-sp auto. Dual rear antennas, accessory gas filler door trim. AACA Grand National award winner in 2001. Apart from glossy red Engine bay hasn't been kept clean. Non-stock exhaust system produced a somewhat lumpy but not obnoxious exhaust note. Title delay. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,100. Now that the new Z-car is starting to become old hat, everyone went back to fotgetting about the first Z-cars. As one of the small-bumper first-year cars, this one may have 65 + Cars In Inventory Buying. Trading and Consigning American Classics, Eurosports, Rolls/Bentley and Collection Liquidations. Always Buying. Web: Vintagemotorssarasota.com 1937 Cord Phaeton Cream / Burgundy Leather interior, Restored in late 90's $138,000 1974 Jaguar SIII E-Type Rdstr., BR. Green / Bisguit Int., Cold NC, Auto, Nice condition, Chrome bumpers hard-top 943 500 966 Mercedes Benz 230SL Dark Blue / Parchment Leather, EXCEPTIONAL RESTORATION, Auto $54,500 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Hard & Soft Top, White / Silver Coves / Red Interior, 4 spd., 283 $47500 1930 Studebaker President 8 Rdstr. Very Nice older restoration, Chrome Wheels, Two tone olive w/black fenders, AACA National Winner $74,500 August 2005  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 $114,000. Tempero has also custom-built these 1950-1960 racing classics: 3 XKSS In Production I Short Nose 0-Type I C Type Lightweight E-Type X113 Lister Costin 95 tAblyft%  gy312 eg_ I. r (WO 0 fl 1SN Long Nose DAILY E]i seating and interior. Accessory fog lamp on the front. Well-detailed engine bay. Six new tires on the 20" Budd wheels. Unlike a lot of trucks, this wasn't overdone, just flat-out correctly and completely restored. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $19,163. Scoff if you will at an old farm truck that won't go faster than 45 mph, but the bidding was extremely intense on this unit. Went $2k higher than the restoration shop's reserve (the M 0 r CD R S o r SARASOTA, INC iniage VINTAGE MOTORS EXCLUSIVE FACTORY AGENT OF primer under the car, glossy black paint on the inside front fender wells, and a modern ACDelco maintenance-free battery instead of a tartop, this is as perfect as a car can be done. Cond: 1+. SOLD AT $51,450. Reserve was $49k. If you wanted the definitive, perfectly restored 1962 Impala SS, this was the car to buy. Thusly, the price is justified. #S13-1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 40837S120895. White/navy vinyl. Odo: 74,992 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 2-sp auto. Factory a/c, AM/FM. Knock-offs on radials. 5500 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA Phone: 941-355-6500 Fax: 941-359-0810 sales4temperocars.com Web: vintagemotorssarasota.com ,


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Mecum Kansas City, MO Older replacement tinted windshield. Newer alternator and master cylinder; but no serious attempt at detailing underhood. Older mediocre repaint. Door slam is okay, but hinges have a loose spot in the travel. Sits low on the front suspension. Good, serviceable original interior with a fire extinguisher mounted on the floor behind the driver. Looking beneath the body is about as bad as looking under my bed—nothing but dust, cobwebs, and maybe a few car parts. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $38,538. Deal put together post-block. This was a gifi to the consignor; as it all the money in the world for a driver-grade '64 with a Powerslide automatic. #A35-1965 FORD MUSTANG convertible. S/N 5F08D168439. Dark blue metallic/white vinyl/dark blue vinyl. Odo: 92,632 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. June 1964 build date that meets 1964-1/2 production specs. Aftermarket antenna and radials. Older thick repaint that's acceptable at best. Solid door feel on both sides. Hood sits out farther than stock over the grille. Most of the chrome is either replacement or replated. Nothing special underhood and under the body. Sits slightly low in the back. Replacement top is rocker panel trim is very heavily blasted from road abrasion. Front bumper alignment seems to be slightly off, in that it seems to be rolled upwards. Mostly GM underhood, and generally well detailed. Correct OEM-type exhaust system, so it even sounds right without being obnoxious. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $36,750. Crossed the block with relatively little fanfare. The price may seem a little steep, but with a billion Nova straight-six cars with big engines jammed into them, finding an original factory high-performance model is almost like a needle in a haystack. Supply vs. demand... #S11-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194376S119061. Marina Blue/blue leather. Odo: 62,795 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4sp. Factory side pipes, pb, AM/FM. Very good older paint. Most trim is original, including the bumpers. Very nice door fit, feel, and action. Nice all-original interior with just a touch of mild the hat-backwards Billy Bob who kept telling his Britney Spears wannabe girlfriend how well this car was done (compared to their one out front on cinder blocks, I would guess), especially since "it has a special lot number; so it must be a special car:" This was a decent cruise-night car, but not a high-quality investment piece. #S21-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194677S103300. Light yellow, black stripe/black vinyl soft top/black vinyl. Odo: 35,463 miles. 427-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4sp. Restored to the highest standards, with near perfect paint and assembly quality. Almost no signs of wear or usage since restoration on the new top and interior. Engine bay is spot-onto include a patina. Teak steering wheel and leather upholstery. Replacement alternator; freshly detailed and mostly GM underhood. The chassis has some road grime from limited use. Knock-off wheels on radials. Nolan Adams letter of evaluation, circa 1991. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $68,250. The top sale on the block all weekend. With C2s going nowhere but up (exponentially in the case of big-block cars), this seems market-priced right for now No need to tear it apart and go banzai at the restoration shop yet, as there's no downside on carefully driving this one a limited amount for the time being. okay. Original interior is still functional. Quite frankly, this is a yawner as far as open Mustangs go. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $16,538. Despite the fact that there was nothing really spectacular about this Mustang, the bidding was very intense, even continuing after the car rolled off the block. Is this due to fever over the new Mustang? #C77-1966 CHEVROLET CHEVY II NOVASS hardtop coupe. S/N 118376W115435. Red/black vinyl with console. Odo: 24 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. The numbers indicate that this is a real-deal L-78 Super Sport. Factory rear antenna. Newer repaint to a very good standard. Generally good rechrome and trim, but the #S17-1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO convertible. S/N 164877L163367. Red, black rallye stripes/black vinyl/black & houndstooth vinyl. Odo: 4,646 miles. Faux SS. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Wears one of several repaints, the latest in Resale Red, well prepped but with masking issues. Has a fair amount of aftermarket engine trinkets. Good-quality bumper rechroming, but the windshield trim is getting rough. One large rock chip in the windshield. Rallye wheels on radials. Cowl induction hood plus SS stripes and not so perfectly stamped and spot-welded valve cover. Factory Rallye wheels on red lines, AM/ FM radio. Protect-O-Plate and tank sticker readily available to verify provenance. Exceptionally clean undercarriage. Recent 98.7-point NCRS Top Flyte certification to back the quality up. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $151,000. Per our contemporaries at Automobile Magazine, the '67 435-hp Tr-Power convertible is the most desirable car ever built. Even fyou don't agree, you can see why they would think that way. The consignors wanted more and can afford to wait. As for now, let's just call it eve candy for Mecum's next auction. #S6-1967 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE coupe. SN 13677K126252. Medium blue metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 72,712 miles. Faux SS 396. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. A generic big-block with full Edelbrock heads, intake manifold, valve covers, and air cleaner package. Several other go-fast engine parts, but at least it's a clean build. Ten-year-old repaint now has plenty of polishing swirls. All-original weatherstripping emblems added. Aftermarket exhaust outlets. Rallye wheels. Fresh top & interior. Servicestation battery charger cart parked next to it for most of the weekend. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $23,310. It was amazing how many of the local slackjaws were enamored with this car; such as 96  and trim, all of it having lots of wear. Recent heavily applied undercoating and Flowmasters on the bottom end. Cobbled Hurst wannabe shifter poking through the dust boot, tachometer clamped to the steering column. Remainder of the interior hosed down with Armor-All. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $22,313. Sold without too much fanfare. Overall, this was quite the Mullet Magnet. On the other hand, for those of us who are a bit more discerning, we are not amused. Plenty paid for the sum of some parts that looked kinda shiny. Sports Car Market


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Mecum Kansas City, MO coupe. S/N 136378K156546. Red, black stripe/ black vinyl. Faux SS 396. A generally okay base/ clearcoat repaint, but with spots of overspray and poor masking around the windshield frame. Windshield is a recent non-OEM replacement. Recent replacement interior kit, with several aftermarket gauges mounted under the dashboard. Conversion from a column shift to, of all pieces, a Ford floor-shift lever. Polished 16" late-1980s Camaro IROC alloy wheels. Underhood, a #C44-1968 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE effort. Just keep laying clear on it until it's shiny. With no real SS 396 parts, at this price not much harm done. A Saturday cruisin' car for less than a used Tahoe. #X3-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO coupe. S/N 124378L341774. Silver, black stripes/black & houndstooth vinyl. Stroker 427-ci small-block V8, FI, Tremec 5-sp. 10.5 compression, roller rocker cam, Brodix aluminum heads, Accel digital Fl. Ford-type 9" Positraction 3.90 diff. 4-wheel discs, Flowmaster exhaust, Torq Thrust II 17" wheels. House of Kolor paint, done to their usual excellent standards. Touched up in a few spots since reassembly, especially the top in another magazine. For the time being at least, the resto-mod thing is still going strong. This should've been a good enough venue to peddle this car, but the consignor probably is still hoping to get back what he has into it. Highly unlikely. #S5-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO hardtop coupe. S/N 124379N636608. Hugger Orange, white stripes/black vinyl & nylon. Odo: 300 miles. Faux SS. 396-ci L89 V8, 4bbl, 4-sp. Aluminum heads and intake, Muncie M22 transmission, 12-bolt Positraction diff, AC speedo and tach. Rallye wheels on redline whole lot of tweaking—Edelbrock aluminum high-rise intake manifold, chrome valve covers, and HEI distributor are the most obvious. Underneath there's more overspray and no other clean-up work, plus more afiermarket suspension bits. Pretty much an American bitsa. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $15,068. Proof positive that modern clearcoat paint technology can make anything look good with a minimal amount of forward edge of the driver's door. Door gaps off. Economy replacement windshield. Interior features a roll bar, modified console, and performance aftermarket replacement gauges. Overall well done, but not quite to perfection. Good enough for Super Chevy magazine. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $50,000. Congratulations, buddy, your hopped-up Camaro is now featured Polyglas tires. Freshly out of the restoration shop, generally exceptionally well done and squeaky clean. Back of the passenger's door is out of alignment to the rear quarter panel, although it's aligned with the front clip (one could almost call this good enough for GM build 1 245 Pinetree Road Alton,VA 24520 Phone 336.210.5508 www.virgallery.com 914/6 Orange/Tan&Black.  Arizonia Car. New Rebuild.  Excellent Condition.  $23,500 Regal Red/Tan. Restored.  S24,500  1971 XKE 4.2 Coupe.  1973 1/2 Porsche 911T Silver w/Original interior. Excellent condition. 115,000   miles. Engine rebuilt S trim $16,500.00  993 Porsche Cup Car. Fresh Engine and Paint. $50,000 transmission.race ready. Original condition never restored. Silver/black, Excellent condition. 1959 Cony D race car Fresh engine and 4 00 $145,000 1970 Porsche 914/6 Original engine and Trans. Fogs,Radio,Alloy wheels. Excellent. $21,500 1977 BMW 630 Excellent Condition California Car $11,000 1959 Porsche 356A Blue with Red interior Total restoration by Gary Emory Excellent condition $60,000 " VIP 4M1P14011efeetRetseel August 2005  1963 Porsche Carrera 2. 1972 Datsun Race Car. 5 Speed Trans, Disc Brakes. Group 10 Eligible. 2.12 Full Course VIR lap time. $17,500 Technic 904 3.0911 Engine w/carbs 915 Transmission. Silver/Blue. $92,000 1973.1aguar XKE V12 Roadster 61063 Actual Miles All Orginal in Very Good Condition. $38,500 1971 MGB Roadster Concours Condition. $12,5000 97


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Mecum Kansas City, MO quality). Cond: 1, NOT SOLD AT $60,000. I don't know what they were thinking when they put those SS emblems on the car An L89 Camaro will stand up well enough on its own without making in into something it isn't. #C94-1970 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER coupe. SN RM21N0G145852. Burnt Orange/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 62,906 miles. 383ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Air Grabber hood, pistol-grip shifter, Magnum 500 wheels on Polyglas tires. Very clean and concise full restoration of the body, plus engine rebuild. Extremely nice door fit and wonderful paint application. New vinyl swarmed over it like vultures awaiting the kill, even past the point of what would have been reasonable. A number of lines about getting burned on this deal seem way too obvious, so I won't go there. #A11-1971 FORD TORINO fastback. S/N I A35M299597. Grabber Orange, black accents/black vinyl. Odo: 48,494 miles. Faux Cobra. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Newer repaint to mediocre quality levels. 428 SCJ shaker hood added to otherwise standard 351 Torino fastback. Uncleaned and unkempt original interior with plenty of wear and a cracked dash pad. Magnum 500 wheels on radials. No underbody soicreimp top; new base-level interior kit professionally installed. Pretty much all-Mopar underhood with the exception of a later-model fan shroud made to fit with washers and hanger bolts. Cleanly painted undercarriage also, with stock dual exhaust system. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $27,300. With the exception of the Air Grabber this was about as bare-bones as a Road Runner got in 1970, base engine and all. Two years ago, this car would've made headlines selling for $20k; today $27k is spot-on the money. #C5-1971 FORD PINTO hatchback coupe. SN 1R11X169171. Pearlescent white, green rockers/black vinyl. Odo: 77,156 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Modified hood and lower front fascia to allow the conversion to fit. Poorly applied pearlescent paint. Body seals and weathersripping are dried, dirty, and crumbling away. Interior includes a homemade oak center console, various aftermarket gauges to include a Sun tach, and big boom-boom rear speakers filling the hatchback area. A very lumpy exhaust—even for the transplanted Ford 302 V8 under the hood. Being a conversion, most of the engine ancillaries are aftermarket performance or undercarriage cleaning or prep work. Rather lumpy exhaust note through a non-stock system. Overall, a scrappy-looking old fright pig with at least two go-arounds on the odometer. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $10,815. The real Torino Cobras must really be going up in value, as this was the third clone in a row that I've seen this year Methinks that they are going to become just like Nova SSs, in that you automatically assume they are fake until proven otherwise, and then don't believe it. Retail-plus pricing for the Tonya Harding of Torinos. #A14-1973 DODGE DART SWINGER coupe. S/N LH23G3B302856. Light tan/tan vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 57,063 miles. 318-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Some relatively fresh body filler applied to the trunk lip just behind the rear window. Just an upper-body car wash—no detailing, or even an attempt. Aftermarket steering wheel cover and now-rusty dual exhaust. Unlike most 4-bbl, auto. Wayne hearse bodywork. Originally left Lansing in light blue metallic; repainted with the color change within the past few years to an acceptable standard. Has been out of service for only about two years, but the miles are original and generated mostly by the original company that owned it. Engine bay shows that it's been well maintained, but for utility rather than esthetics. No rear seating, but the stock front bench seat remains and will probably outlast the car, as the GM nylon seating material from this era won't wear out no matter how hard you try. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $2,500. Unless you're Buck Kamphausen, I don't think that this is your father's Oldsmobile. Might actually be too nice to use as a powertrain and sheetmetal donor Problem is, unless you or someone you know is a member of the Professional Car Society (by far its best shot at survival), or that goth kid down the street actually gets a good paying computer-industry job, that is about the extent of the interest in old hearses. #C112-1973 FORD MUSTANG convertible. SN 3F03H237679. White, black stripes/black vinyl/black vinyl with console. Odo: 44,966 miles. "Phantom" Mach 1. 351ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Magnum 500 wheels on radials. 3-spoke Rim-Blow steering wheel, 3.25 Traction- Lok differential, ps, pb, a/c, power top. Mach 1 stripes and trunk spoiler applied to this convertible. Correct Ram Air hood, blocked off and missing proper plumbing. Fresh paint. Very solid door fit. New interior kit. Clean engine bay—nearly all FoMoCo equipment. Two cracks parts. The intricate design of the set of headers that fit to a V8 in a Pinto engine bay was worth the effort to check out as a design marvel of the 20th century. Both of the recall items—the steel plate ahead of the fuel tank and the rear fuel-tank blast shields are in place. In brief, a baked Arizona car turned screaming wombat. No reserve. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $3,700. For some odd reason, once the car rumbled onto the block, every low-end dealer in the place 98  Darts and Dusters, this one sits low in the back, so the front torsion bar boxes must not be rusted out. A generally original car, with the exception of miscellaneous service parts. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $6,500. Whatever happened, this car first sold, then was re-run at the end of the night on Friday, this time to a no-sale at $6k. Either way, this is top money for an original "little old lady" car even with a V8. The only thing missing to fit the part was a St. Christopher medal glued to the dashboard. #A80-1973 OLDSMOBILE 98 landau hearse. S/N 3W60T3M282321. Black/black vinyl/blue nylon. Odo: 61,341 miles. 455-ci V8, in the console, 1970s-vintage AM/FM/cassette. Relatively fresh undercoating and exhaust system, even if it isn't stock. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $19,950. This isn't a fakey-doo or a clone, as a 1973 Mach I convertible never existed as a factory configuration. In fact, there's never been a Mach 1 convertible at all. We'll call this a phantom, a configuration that never existed (such as a GTO station wagon or an Olds 442 pickup car). Yes, it's an interesting "what if", but it shouldn't be worth $20k. As is typical for Sports Car Market


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Mecum Kansas City, MO customs, price depends entirely upon what the buyer feels it's worth. #A48-1977 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS 442 coupe. SIN 3G37F7M216848. Black and tan/gold vinyl/tan cloth & vinyl. Odo: 82,321 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Swivel bucket seats, a/c. Aftermarket chrome wheels on RWL radials. Pep Boys headlight stone guards behind Plexiglas headlight covers. Very good original paint. Nice beefed-up exhaust rumble (a notch above stock). Mostly good original interior, remember these cars from high school and are now in prime buying age, as we're perhaps the only ones who give two hoots about them.., call it guilt by association. #C92-1981 ZIMMER GOLDEN SPIRIT coupe. S/N 1FABPIODOBF196315. White/tan vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 50,820 miles. Neo-classic. 255-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Titled under the donor car's VIN (1981 Ford Mustang). Recaro seats, Nardi wood steering wheel, Dayton wire wheels, cowl lamps, a flag-pole-topper hood of steer Longhorns in place of the hokey gold eagle on the hood. Like they said about Elvis and Liberace, money can't buy taste. #A75-1986 JEEP CJ-7 RENEGADE 4x4 SUV S/N IJCCF87E4GT144217. Gunmetal; orange & red graphics/black hard top/black vinyl. Odo: 4,487 miles. 258-ci 16, 2-bbl, 5-sp. "Last of a Great Breed" edition. Part of a "let's stick some cars from our inventory into my pole shed" collection of the Jeep dealer in Des although the steering wheel is inordinately grungier than the rest of the car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,300. I haven't seen one of these in probably decades. However; as is sometimes the case in oddball cars at auction, you go lb,- years without seeing one, then BANG, two turn up at the same sale. In this case, the Evil Twin was in maroon over silver, with a 350/auto driveline, selling for $5,500. As the real muscle cars continue to increase in price, the wannabes from the mid to late '70s are slowing in depreciation. Part of that is due to us late Baby Boomers, who ornament, more air horns than on a fleet of Kenworths, the same fender lamps as my dad's 1974 VW Super Beetle, and the same bumper guards that were on my dad's 1968 Ford F-100 pickup. Running board wood needs refinishing. Original paint and interior are in good condition, commensurate to the miles indicated. Lifelong Texas car (it figures). Overall: part Mustang, part crap, all cornball. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,063. Declared sold when the bidding went one bid past the $16k reserve. This must be one lethargic barge. The only thing missing here was a set Moines. Miles indicated are actual. Aftermarket roof light bar, front push bar, fog lights (all nine of them), taillight protectors, and tube side step bar. Engine bay and interior show light use. Basically a late-model used CJ-7. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $9,700. When these last CJ-7s left Toledo, purists bemoaned their passing with a fervor that made one think that this was the last bastion of Americana before the Communists bury us. Basically sold for what a late-model used CJ-7 with 4,500 miles would have been worth in 1988.* MiE HILTON HEAD ISLAND Oiffs0//f4  'r0fry4/1/(-(' CLASSIC  41. 3, ablik «biltNam 4 t  .4. i!  X  W.4144 1"4641X 444.6.16161bilph 6,4086, 414444114411. . _. 41.1 hak :104, 446 .6,146416.6 444.11& “_ -""444.41116 1 044114‘,4„44664.. Rick Potts/Jeff Potts P.O. Box 1 Rock Spring, GA 30139 St 411&ilakkik.„i„ , _ • WOW - •••111.111111... • —•••• Preview & (hetk-In, friday, Nov. 4, 1005 ----Auction Saturday, Nov. 5, 1005, 10am to 4pm For consignment and bidder information, visit pottsauction.com or call 800-601-1888 For iIton 'lead (oncours information, visit hhiconrours.com or (all 843-185-1469 August 2005 99 41. CAR A—  1N Presented by the COLLECTOR


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Potts Auctions Dalton, GA Impala SS, a #4 car full of blemishes but well cleaned-up and presented, found an astonishing $31,500 at the sale. Back in the well-bought category, a sharp, clean 1969 Corvette convertible went for a bargain $20,475; and a nice 1975 AMC Pacer sold for only $4,357. Potts Auctions Dalton Convention Center Dalton, Georgia March 25, 2005 Auctioneers:  Number of lots offered:  Number of lots sold:  Soles rate:  Soles total:  Hinh sole:  Denny Wilbanks 110 29 26% est. 5508,515 Ent 1940 Ford recta-rod come sold at S34 125 Premium: 10% (induded in prices of sold lots) take it home. It was well planned and has all the right features, but as with most rods this represents one man's dream and a small fortune. I can understand him passing on the bid, but it will be tough to .find more money. #91-1939 LASALLE  Another interesting one was a 1937 Packard originally built for the U.S. ambassador to Spain. It was an unrestored car, complete, but more than a little on the tatty side, and it brought $32,550. custom sedan. S/N 2310150. Light yellow/tan. 350-ci Chevy V8, 4-bbl, 700 RT4 auto trans. Stock frame, custom oak running boards, mild custom interior. Once top-quality paint in attractive colors now showing a little age. Seat upholstery lacked There were no doubt some disappointed sellers, but for a first consignment sale, the brothers did pretty well. Despite a difficult group of cars, they put some deals together and presented a good show in the process.—S.A. ITALIAN Report by Steve Ahlgrim and Alex Ahlgrim Market opinions in italics he Potts Auction Company, run by Rick and Jeff Potts, is a North Georgia land and estate auction specialist. Last year they pulled off a very successful estate sale of more than 50 cars, in Chickamauga, GA. The event went so well that they decided to throw their hat into the collector car auction scene. This sale, at Dalton, GA, was their first attempt at a consignment sale, well run here and with a reasonable 10% buyer's fee. T Dalton, GA, has gradually grown from a sleepy little mill town, best known for selling tufted blankets to tourists, into the Carpet Capital of the World. The carpet mills' needs in turn spawned industrial growth, and as a result, Dalton is among the most prosperous areas in Georgia. The Dalton Convention Center is easy to get to, just off US 41, and the center's football-field-sized main room is a perfect place to auction collector cars. The right mix of cars is an essential for a successful auction, and in an effort to fill lot numbers the Potts weren't selective enough with their entry list. Buyers like clearly defined cars with established values. Modified cars of any type present a challenge. This auction was full of modified muscle cars, mild customs, and resto rods. The mix was difficult and the results show it, with 110 cars auctioned, but only 29 selling. It was a similar story repeated throughout the auction, of a lack of interest in very personalized customs, or of sellers not willing to come to terms with the real-world worth of their pride and joy. For instance, a 1935 Buick resto-rod coupe came very close to selling for $102k—which would have been reasonable for all involved—but the seller couldn't be nudged to close. #3-1973 DE TOMASO PANTERA coupe. S/N THPNNP05483. Green/black leather. Odo: 13,326 miles. 35 I -ci V8, 5-sp. Nicely presented, with paint nearly perfect. Mix of a late-style front rubber bumper and early-style chrome rear bumper. Looks great if you can get past the color. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $37,000. This Pantera has been making the imagination. Guaranteed to turn heads at the next meet. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $26,250. LaSalle was one of the top brands in the '30s and a good choice for a rod. This car was well presented and looked the part but lacked the individual engineering that brings top money. May have been worth a bit more. #10-1950 MERCURY CUSTOM coupe. S/N SODAS 8 7 16M. Black/black & white vinyl. Odo: 27,000 miles. V8, auto. Full custom, well done with beautiful paint, good interior, and near-perfect chrome. Custom parts used were top-quality. An impressive ride. Cond: 2. rounds at auction. The same car sold at Potts' Chickamauga sale last year for $30,709. The SCM Gold database shows that it was also offered at Mecum's Rockford, IL, auction in 1991 and bid to a $37,000 no-sale. Now has only 2,000 more miles than back in '91, and it looks better-presented than or 14 years ago. The bid, however, was on the mark for what it's worth today. AMERICAN #84-1938 BUICK convertible. Burgundy/ black cloth/tan leather. Top-end resto-rod. GM Northstar V8, F1, auto. Corvette suspension. Beautiful paint and body. Full custom interior. The more you look at the details, the more you say wow! Cond: I. NOT SOLD AT $102,000. The top bid of the day, but still not enough to SOLD AT $26,500. '50 Mercs are one of the most popular cars to hot rod, so it's very difficult to do one that stands out. This car had the right parts but didn't show anything special. Might seem a little light, but this was a fair bid Or the car, rightly accepted. #2-1955 CHEVROLET BEL MR coupe. S/N NC55N128824. White over black/white vinyl. Odo: 4,220 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-sp. Mild custom with later-style Chevrolet steel sport The highest sale of the day was $34,125 for a 1940 Ford resto-rod. A 1962 Chevy 100  wheels and transplanted 350 of an unknown vintage. Ps, pb. An attractive car that was neither custom nor stock. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $28,000. Once considered the king of the SportsCor Market


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Potts Auctions Dalton, GA hill for American collectibles, '55 Chevys have lost some of their sparkle to full-blown customs. Straddling the line between original and custom doesn't usually win any friends, but the subtlety of it here might have helped. This was close to the right money. #11-1962 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS coupe. S/N 218475282296. Solid maroon/ black vinyl. Odo: 55,600 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Scruffy paint job with overspray apparent; paint applied over obvious scrapes and dents. Interior was clean and looked good. Chrome showed some pitting. Seemed to run fine; looks like all the parts are there. Barn-find condition, in need of serious refurbishment. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $5,250. A desirable, but not hot, muscle car $20k is probably all the money for the best GS. Not a bad buy for the hobbyist looking for a beater to fiddle with. #42-1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. Blue/white vinyl/blue. 350-ci V8, auto. Sharp and clean. Nice interior, clean engine compartment. Not a show car but one excellent visibility. If Volvo marketed this car it would have been a hit. This one was nice enough for the local AMC meet. Well bought. #52-1977 EXCALIBUR ROADSTER convertible. White/tan/tan leather. 454-ci V8, auto. Extra-nice original example. Great paint and fiberglass. Chrome is nice. Clean interior with soft seats and great leather. Clean wire right. Factory tach; factory SS documentation. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $31,500. The buyer might be more than a little surprised with this one. The lighting inside the auction was such that it hid scrapes and dents, and the price paid would have been right for a much nicer car This one was dressed for the show and got away with it. A lesson that you should always check out all the cars before the auction. #1-1966 CHEVROLET NOVA SS coupe. S/N 118376N16260. Lemonwood Yellow/ black vinyl. Odo: 26,189 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-sp. Good paint and panels. Chevrolet steel sport wheels with trim rings and red line tires. TilifilaT2/61.107101W14 Documentation of originality of SS package and other paperwork presented with the car. A sharp-looking Nova. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $26,000. Unfortunately, the first car of the sale, and few people were paying attention yet. Still, it should have sold at this bid. #17-1969 BUICK SKYLARK GS coupe. S/N 446379H108954. Green/green vinyl. Odo: 98,000 miles. 400-ci V8, auto. Good body with poor original paint. Carpet is falling apart, interior will need replacing. Chrome is pitted. Runs to Home Depot. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $14,700. Not surprisingly, this one woke up the crowd. It sparkled under the lights and looked better than new. As an investment it has nowhere to go but down, but the new owner will be sure to attract attention every time he stops for gas. #73-1975 AMC PACER hatchback coupe. S/N A6A667C316944. Burgundy/burgundy cloth/vinyl. Odo: 94,600 miles. Very good paint on a straight, clean body. Roof rack, factory steel sport wheels with trim rings. Noticeable pitting on the rear bumper. Nice interior with rare Indian-blanket-pattern cloth inserts, now slightly fraying. It's hard to imagine a nicer 95,000-mile Pacer. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $4,357. For being the butt of too many jokes, the Pacer was really a pretty neat little car Designed as an urban car, the passenger 's door was longer than the driver S door to make it easier to get to the back seat. Pedestal seats yielded more foot room, plus there was plenty of cargo room, and of course lots of glass for 1 02 worth owning. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $20,475. While the group is somewhat small, there is a following for these C3 roadsters. They make great drivers for not a lot of money. This one especially was bought at a great price. #44-1969 CHEVROLET C-10 pickup truck. White/black vinyl. V8, auto. Excellent paint, excellent chrome, fresh interior. Chevy sports steel wheels with trim rings and fresh tires. Very nicely presented; too nice to take wheels. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $24,150. Of all the neo-classics, Excaliburs are the most attractive and enjoy the best resale. The two-seat 454 examples are pretty rare, and nice ones are collectible. This one was well bought and in a more populous market could even fetch a few bucks more. #4-1988 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 1G1YY3188J5103410. Blue/white vinyl/blue leather. Odo: 8,000 miles. Auto. Appeared clean, with no substantial nitpicks, though no hard top present. A nice, clean low-mile Vette that just didn't pop. Documented. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $18,900. This was an easy car to buy, if you wanted it: Low miles, no stories, no problems. 1988s are past the steepest part of their depreciation slide, and this is well above the current market value. But it 's not crazy money for such a lightly used example.• Sports Car Market


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Silver Auctions Portland, OR Silver Auctions Portland Expo Center Portland, OR April 9, 2005 Auctioneer:  Number of lots:  Number of lots sold:  Sales rate.  Sales total:  41/4 Report by Tad Dinsmore, Bengt Halvorson, David Slama, and Dave Stewart Market opinions in italics fter making the rounds to exoticcar auction locales with big-shot bidders and nose-bleed prices, dropping in on Silver's auction in our hometown Portland can be a refreshing change of pace. As with Silver's other regional sales in the Pacific Northwest, there's a total lack of pretense. Plenty of locals come out sleepy-eyed in their weekend dungarees, mugs of coffee in hand, just to browse the cars, if not even register to be bidders, while a few dealers here and there methodically rake through the cars, scavenging for potential deals. The Portland Expo Center where the sale is held is a clean, spacious, and welllit venue, and with the auction stage right in the middle of the car display area, shoppers can continue browsing long after the bidding starts. A At these twice-yearly Portland sales, along with most of Silver's regional sales, we've come to expect plenty of mid-'50s through mid-'70s American iron, with a few customs and street rods and a smattering of foreign sports cars, oddities, and used cars. That variety was present again this time, but Silver sold only 34% of the 124 cars consigned, with a sales total of just $334,536—the lowest sales total for any of the company's recent Portland sales. Part of this discrepancy, admittedly, was due to the lack of many of the highdollar cars selling. A 1941 Buick convertible was left unsold at $55k, and a '57 Ford Thunderbird was also a no-sale at $55k. And we've noted at the past couple of sales that there seemed to be a trend of sellers with second-tier muscle stubbornly holding out for big-auction, top-condition money, but this time the story seemed a bit different. In many cases, it seemed to be more a case 104  Mitch Silver, Bob Graham 124 42 34% $334,536 High sale: .Lot 55, 1966 Pontiac GTO coupe, sold at $24,698 Premium: 6% (included in prices of sold lots) of sellers not willing to take what would be an acceptable sale price in the current market. Examples included a very nice 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS, just short of show condition, that saw only $34,500 offered, and a nicely presented 1973 Camaro Z28 that was bid up to $15,100. In both cases, the sellers were smart to hold on. In the sold category, there were plenty of not-quite-up-to-snuff muscle cars, with some bringing fair market prices and some not. For instance, a nice 1970 Dodge Challenger found an appropriate $22,260, but the auction's high-sale 1966 Pontiac GTO, a "20-footer" that needed plenty of costly details sorted out, found a surprising $24,698, a correct price for a much nicer car. Also, as we've come to expect here, there were a few sneak European-car deals that passed quietly under the musclebuyers' radar. Perhaps the bargain of the show was an old BMW 2002 that went for only $2,650. Although shabby and neglected and not close to a nice driver condition, it was tempting enough to give a serious detail and turn around for double the money on eBay. Also in the bargain column was a nicely presented 1997 Mercedes-Benz CL600, sold for only $23,850, a fraction of its six-digit price when new. Overall, the lower numbers were surprising based on what we saw. Turnout was impressive, and there was decent variety, so it seemed clear that there just weren't enough serious bidders present. Chalk it up to the luck of the draw; chances are the next weekend sale in Portland will be back on track.—B.H. GERMAN #51 - 1970 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE coupe. S/N 1102324639. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 63,660 miles. Auto. Thick paint, kinked rear bumper, damaged chrome on driver's window trim. Tinted glass, Pioneer CD player. Cracked horn button. Fairly clean inside and Panels decent. Dented trim, cheap tires. Interior looks shabbier the closer you look: seats torn, center console redone (poorly), dash cracked, horn buttons missing, door panels scuffed, makeshift speaker grilles. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $2,650. This car got a lot of shoppers' attention, as the market's tide has shifted back again and made these desirable. Unfortunately, this car shows the results of years of semi-neglect. To bring it up to reasonable daily-driver condition would be cost-prohibitive, so I'm not sure what you'd do with it. Price was in line with condition. #79 1983 MERCEDES BENZ 380SL con- - vertible. S/N WDBBA45A2DB026204. Blue/ tan leather. Odor 70,132 miles. Odd red and tan pinstripes. Some surface scratches to paint; hood different color. Chrome dull, owner's manuals included. Claimed to have working heated seats. Generally clean, but several aged repairs of body damage have become obvious. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,586. The 380 was the cheaper little brother to the 500, but it's still an SL—and to much of the public that's what's important. If you're not looking for perfection this was a fair buy. #18 1990 MERCEDES BENZ 300SL con- - vertible. S/N WDBFA61E3LF006573. White/ white/tan leather. Odo: 86,172 miles. Paint and glass good. Shiny seats and seams separating, dull wood with broken console cubby doors. Tires and wheels good. Overall aged well and nicely presented. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,586. out. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $5,035. It used to be that you saw Bugs in every parking lot and on every street, but now it's a big deal if you spot one per month. Where have they all gone? This one has gone through the typical reformation (cheap stereo and cheap paint) and has seen some appreciation despite it. Its automatic transmission is a real conversation-starter 1976 BMW 2002 coupe. S/N 2370365. Maroon/tan leatter. Odo: 95,887 miles. 4-sp. #30 - This was the first year of a completely new SL platform that looked much cleaner and more modern than its classic predecessor This was a $75k car 15 years ago, which makes it $4,400 a month or $.77 a mile to own since then—not counting upkeep. However you look at it—and even if it needed a few grand in repairs—at eighty-five hundred this was a smoking deal. Sports Car Market


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Silver Auctions Portland, OR #227-1997 MERCEDES-BENZ CL600 coupe. SIN WDBGA76G4VA371719. Silver/ black leather. Odo: 54,829 miles. Exterior nearly flawless. Light use wear on the inside. Cracked wood on steering wheel, suede headliner, car phone. Fairly new Potenza S03s. Owner's manuals. Appears sparingly used. A good, honest used car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $23,850. I ‘first saw this car at Petersen 's Ridgefield, WA, auction a month earlier, where it failed to sell for $26k So this time I sat behind the wheel and resumed my daydream of effortless cruising, lots of gas stops, and writing big service checks. Nothing on the car had changed except ten more miles added to the odometer This was a great deal for someone. The pinnacle of street cars in '97, now going for less than a new Suzuki XL 7. ITALIAN #37-1988 FERRARI MONDIAL convert- ible. S/N ZFEXC26A3J0076686. Red/black canvas/tan leather. Odo: 50,044 miles. Panel fit correct to factory spec. Original paint worn and tattered. Many touched-in stone chips and other marks; scratches on right rear near fuel filler look to be from a dog or children. Alloriginal glass with some delamination around edges. Wheels good, but several center caps Auto. Aging bad respray with alligator skin on passenger door. Orange peel throughout, with additional flaking and crazing. Original chrome trim scratched, dented, pitted. Rubber trim cracking and peeling. Chrome bumpers pitted, front bumper crooked; shows signs of impact. Interior rough—plastics and leather showing age, pocket on passenger door re attached with staples. Aftermarket Kenwood CD player in passenger side dash, big 6x9 speakers cut into rear. Seats likely newer replacements. Stained carpets and musty smell. Deep-cycle battery, reasonably well-sorted engine compartment. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $5,194. This would be a big project to restore, but assuming it's okay mechanically it would make a fun and rare driver AMERICAN #10200-1968 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS HOLIDAY coupe. S/N 342878Z102602. Metallic green/creme vinyl/creme vinyl/green piping. 350-ci V8, Edelbrock 4-bbl, auto. Ps, dual exhaust. Nice repaint, except underspray in doors. Door panels slightly wavy. Very nice chrome, including chrome-tipped exhaust. Empty holes for missing badge at left front fender behind wheel well. Mud caked in wheel and coil, alternator, battery, and regulator. New Flowmaster exhaust; new front springs, new shocks all around. Some chips in paint, all untouched. Paint okay, with minor imperfections throughout. Sagging doors don't fit well. Driver's inside door panel detaching. All repair records. Wipers don't work. Cragar mag wheels. Cheesy drag-racing shift knob, furry seat covers, synth-weave upholstery deteriorating. RS wheels and dash. Sunpro Sport add-on gauges, fire extinguisher. Metal-weave hoses installed underhood, a mish-mash of cheapo aftermarket parts, street rod pieces, and original. Looks like it's seen a couple of generations of teens behind the wheel. Appears to be trying to look past its street-rod days. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,738. Although this Camaro wasn't close to original or cosmetically perfect, it did seem to be entirely functional and well cared-for As a driver for someone wanting to relive his street-racer days, this could work. Fair deal for buyer and seller both. #99-1977 CHEVROLET CAMARO coupe. S/N 1Q87U7L500671. Orange-red/ black vinyl. Odo: 105,408 miles. 350-ci V8, auto. Lots of buff marks and swirl marks. Very inconsistent paint job. Overspray at fenders, underspray around the wheelwells with exposed Bondo in places. Some bubbling under paint. Door fit okay. Cloudy taillight lenses, cracked and broken. Rubber in various states of decay, some black trim flaking off. Front lip has met with several curbs over its lifetime. Interior worn, especially driver's seat and carpets. Carpet on floors and wheelwells doesn't match door cards. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $26,000. Seller (dealer) says "major service done," and that he drove it down from Seattle. Given the amount of black on my hand after opening the engine compartment, this one could have used a bit more detailing to be saleready. For the condition, the offer was plenty, but the seller wasn't willing to let go. SWEDISH #80-1972 VOLVO ES1800 wagon. Eng. # 1836364. Green/tan leather. Odo: 73,748 miles. 106 wells. New tires and chrome aftermarket wheels. Brand-new interior, reupholstered to original look. New vinyl top. AM/FM/CD. Not an original look underhood. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $5,300. The seller sure spent a lot of time making the chrome look nice; he could have found a lot more money if he'd paid that much attention to the other little details. However as the Holiday was the mass-production model, this one's not going to Rocket up in price anytime soon. With some serious detail work, it could easily be worth $2k-$3k more right now. Well bought. #87-1970 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS coupe. S/N 124870L506890. Burgundy w/ silver hood stripes/. 383 stroker V8, twin 4-bbl Holley carbs, auto. New Mallory distributor . SOLD AT $4,134. 1977 was well into the dark era for pony cars like the Camaro, when they still looked fast, but the emissions-clogged V8s weren't much stronger than today's fours. This one looks to have been used for all of its years. I don 't see any future for this one, other than just ends in '. Priced right.• - faded gaskets, rusted lug bolts. Seats and dash in good condition. Underbody has plenty of surface rust but looks solid. Weatherstripping undone in several places. Chrome Cragar wheels. Looks okay from 20 feet away. Cond: 3 Sports Car Market


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eBay Motors eb Motors Report by Geoff Archer Market opinions in italics z4k A selection of recent sales of interest. Condition inferred from seller's descriptions, cars were not physically examined by the author Note: sf=seller's feedback; bf=buyer 's feedback FRENCH 1961 RENAULT 4CV sedan. S/N 3604S60. eBay #454943428. 14 photos. Chantilly, VA. Very rusty crème and red over red interior. No engine, no title. Frame and floor rust. "Suicide doors" mentioned several times. Seller is a Chevelle guy who bought it on a whim and now claims to have come to his senses. Listing includes an offer to exchange this car for a '67 or '68 Mustang fastback. Last line of the listing would expect—even if it is the "nicest" he's ever seen. That's a whopper of a price to feel like a Francophile George Jetson floating down California 1. Not only do these cars look really weird, they do very well on long-distance historic endurance rallies.., well, okay, they finish. 1982 RENAULT "Le Car" R5 hatchback. S/N VF1AA39A0C0105476. 5 photos. Short Hills, NJ. Navy blue over black. Odo: 77,000 miles. Large factory Webasto-style canvas sunroof. No records. Needs cosmetic and mechanical attention. From the description: "this is the ultimate in French style. Highest the last guy be upside down in a car... it makes for a nice head start. 1975 FERRARI DINO 308 GT4 coupe. S/N 1686W205E120. eBay #4547078529. 20 photos. Thousand Oaks, CA. Black/black. Odo: 9,772 miles. Seller put only 200 miles on it in two years. Bought it as cheap entry into Ferrari club, then realized he doesn't actually like cars. bidder will have to have it towed." SOLD AT $850. 13 bids; sf 36, bf 88. From the country that brought you other enduring '80s brands like "Le Sportsac" and "La Yogurt." Seller claims 40 mpg. If that's true, and you can get this thing running for less than dinner at a nice French restaurant, who needs a hybrid when you can have this hatchback hunk of joie de vivre. Registered in New Jersey, so this car definitely cost less than its own insurance. ITALIAN 1951 FIAT TOPOLINO coupe. S/N 242710. eBay #4545664398. 13 photos. Utah. Two-tone blue w/ black fenders, blue interior. Odo: est. 40,000 mi. Liquid-cooled 597-cc 14, 4-sp. Black canv as roof rolls all the way back says, "The car is really cool looking though even if it is French." SOLD AT $525. 10 bids. sf 567, bf 240. Asking for a late '60s Mustang in trade? This seller must have thought he would be the star of "Antiques Roadshow" with this oddity. This was a fine price for an incomplete and very rare project, innocently marooned in a DC suburb with a host family that's just too 'Merican. 1972 CITROEN DS21 sedan. S/N AC4661588. eBay #4546097269. 7 photos. Malibu, CA. Metallic green over black. Auto. SOLD AT $14,200. 19 bids; sf 39, bf 0. Wow, with only eight short sentences — barely 103 to the trunldid. Cosmetics and description indicate it's an honest, little driver in parade-quality condition. SOLD AT $5,600. 18 bids; sf 3028, bf 36. With a black, semi-gloss spray can and some showmanship, the winning bidder here could easily double their dollars re-marketing this wee one at a live auction. and no mention of vehicle mileage, this seller manages to pull double what one words 108 — 1972 FERRARI DINO 246 CT coupe. S/N 03022. eBay #4544515564. 18 photos. Tarzana, CA. Red/tan. Odo: 79,000 miles. $58k in recent restoration receipts. Photos are not at a very high resolution, but the car is at least a 2+. SOLD AT $68,100. 33 bids; sf 0, bf 76. Though near the top of the range for a GT, the buyer may have done very well here. If the seller's zero rating was not an issue, and the car and receipts were as described, this was well bought. Always let ownership or service history. Sold by an Indiana dealership that was founded by "men of God." SOLD AT $70,000. 19 bids; sf 31, bf 3. Enough blaspheming these cars and the gold-plated habits of their drivers: Heaven forbid we incur the wrath of any moneyed Midwestern televangelists. This price is correct given color and condition. 1987  FIAT  X1/9  targa.  S/N ZBBBSO0A6H7158624. eBay #4546340182. 18 photos. Halifax, Nova Scotia. Triple black. Odo: 6,743 miles. Originally a California car. Seller claims repatriation would be easy. Comes with a bottle of OEM leather cleaner (unopened) and cigarette lighter sealed in factory plastic bag. Seller has owned the car since mile 200; no timeframe mentioned. SOLD AT $16,100. 34 bids; sf 8, bf 12. Maybe these really are Sports Car Market Paint has some cracks (not pictured). No mention of books or records. SOLD AT $28,000. 1 bid; sf 4, bf private. Cheap entry into any exotic car club is a great reason to buy a car like this. Performance isn't; any Acura ever made would likely win a head-to-head. Very few people yearn for this shape, yet almost 3,000 units were built. That's a recipe for a perpetually low price. Given the miles and the color, this price was market-correct. Don't expect it to appreciate. 1986 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH LP 5000 QV coupe. S/N ZA9CAO5A0GLA12954. eBay #4547124171. 6 photos. Richmond, VA. White on white. Odo: 15,449 kilometers. "Most of the interior metal" parts are gold-plated. No


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Fresh Meat exotic in Canada? Somehow this seller drove the car from mile 201 to 6,743 and still achieved a price that is nearly four times the normal market value. The ambiance and open bar at a live auction might push a museum-clean example like this to the top of four figures—especially if it were the cheapest car on the program. Sitting at home surfing eBay, the bar is only as open as you make it. $16k will never be recouped. 1995 LAMBORGHINI DIABLO VT coupe. S/N ZA9DUO7PXSLA12286. eBay #4546543891. 9 photos. Jacksonville, FL. Black over black. Odo: 28k kilometers. Though the car is in FL, seller is in Baton Rouge, LA, and has never seen the car. The car has clearly rolled, and sustained damage to every single body panel, but seller suggests, "nothing a little massage and buffing would not take care of" No mechanical condition or history is furnished. SOLD AT $33,000. 24 bids; sf 24, bf 86. Not a good purchase. This car requires so many new (not "massaged') parts that—even if the drivetrain is perfect—there 's no way the high bidder will ever see a return. Buying the car to be parted out would have been a huge gamble, too, given the void of information and detailed photos. AMERICAN 1969 FORD MUSTANG convertible. S/N 9F03Q127782. eBay #4533515384. 8 photos. Milwaukee, WI. Cand.yapple Red with white top and dark red interi4 Numbers-matching. Q-code 428 CobraJet, C6 automatic. Recent rotisserie restoration. Wide Oval tires, radio delete, Needs quarter-window trim rechromed, and one quarter window is scratched. SOLD AT $90,000. 26 bids; sf 20, bf private. Seller takes and posts over 100 photos (you read that right), but doesnt rechrome the quarter-window trim? And note, there is not a Hemi in this thing. It doesn't have a Go-Wing, a 440, or a Six Pack either It looks very nice, but perhaps too understated for this outrageous winning bid. Sounds like the buyer was very eager to live out some fantasies; hope this car does it because it likely won't make this money again very soon. 1999 PANOZ AIV ROADSTER. S/N 1P9PA1829XB213007. eBay #4547771436. 6 photos. Los Angeles, CA. "Custom" Yellow Pearl Metallic over black leather. Odo: 15,622 miles. 305-hp 4.6-liter Mustang Cobra V8, Tremec 5-sp manual. Folding soft top and side curtains. 0-60 mph in 4 seconds. One rear wheel is blemished. SOLD AT $28,099. 28 power top, tinted glass, competition suspension. One of 30 automatic 428 CJ convertibles made for '69, and the only one in this color combination. SOLD AT $80,300. 12 bids; sf 202, bf private. Dang. That's double the SCM Pocket Price Guide estimate for a car that claims no "Best in Show" awards or any other proof of its quality or authenticity. Yes, there were few '69 Mustang 428CJ convertibles ever built, and yes, it's a rare and striking color combination, but this just seems like silly money. 1970 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA convert- ible. S/N BS27N0B297503. eBay #4533511243. 101 photos. New Jersey. B7 Jamaican Blue with black vinyl top and interior. Black hockey-stick "383" decals. Numbers-matching 383-ci Super Commando V8, Slapstick 727 Torqueflite automatic. Six years/3,000 miles since restoration. Online sales of recent production cars. 2006 BENTLEY FLYING SPUR Date sold: 5/7/2005 Sale location: eBay Motors #4548742237 Details: Auction is for option only to buy a yet-to-be-delivered car at MSRP. Choice of color and options. Sale result: $116,100, 14 bids Seller's feedback: 28 Buyer's feedback: 0 MSRP: $171,285 (not included in auction) Other current offering: Bentley High Point, High Point, NC, www.bentleyhighpoint.com , taking orders at MSRP. 2006 LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO SPYDER Date sold: 5/18/2005 Sale location: eBay Motors #4550674565 Details: Auction is for option only for the number 3 spot in line and includes a $5k deposit. Sale result: $25,000, 3 bids Seller's feedback: 25 Buyer's feedback: 1216 MSRP: $185,000 (not included in auction) Other current offering: Motorsports of Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ, www.motorsportsofscottsdale.com , taking orders at MSRP. 2006 HUMMER H3 bids; sf 0, bf 53. Drive one of these, and you will understand. Raise a pint in the 400-year old Irish Pub that Don and Danny Panoz flew over plank-for-plank from Ireland to Atlanta, and you will no longer think its plump Allard-J2X-meetsSuper-Seven profile was penned by Pixar Okay, you might still think that, but you won't care anymore. These are brilliant, rare, discontinued, and under-rated cars. This car sold about 30% below its market value. Well bought; now spread the word. • August 2005 Date sold: 5/3/2005 Sale location: eBay Motors #4545856014 Details: Auction was for option only to preorder a car for May or June delivery. Sale result: $10,100, 18 bids Seller's feedback: 13 Buyer's feedback: 1 MSRP: $28,935—$40,000 (not included) Other current offering: Hummer of Bellevue, Bellevue, WA, www.hummerofbellevue.com, MSRP for a pre-invoiced car.• 109


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                         Price Guide English Cars T Cobra 260  Cobra 289  "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 Price Range as DB7 coupe Ate roadster  Amu coupe  Ace Bristol roadster  53-63  54-63  56-63  62-65  63-65  65-67  67-73  226  319  466  655  inc  $50,000  $35,000  $60 000  $150,000  $160,000  (Deduct $10,000 for worm-and-sector steering.) Cobra 427  428 coupe  348  58'  428 convertible  68-73  28  $200,000  $28500  $38 500  $70,000 545,000 3/03  $85 000 12/03 (28 cars, all RHO, were fitted with Ford Zephyr 6-cylinder engine, Rudd alloy head and triple Webers. Add 25%) $190,000 $210,000 $280,000 2/05 $41,000 $51 500 007 Volonte Mini-Cooper  Mini-Cooper S  100-4 (061)  100-4 (13142)  1005  100/M Le Mans (factory)  100/M (non-factory)  100-Six BN4 (2+2)  (866 two-seat odd $3,000.) 3000 Mk I (B17) 2+2  (For all Aston serial production cars through current deduct 25% for RHO in US only.) 002 coupe  082 DHC 083 002/4 coupe DB2/4 DHC DB2/4 Beitone Snyder 0035 Team Car 0835 Customer Car 002/4 Mk II coupe 002/4 Mk III coupe  0112/4 Mk III DHC  002/4 Mk III Notchback  0001  084 Series 1-19 coupe  084 Series V coupe  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  61-62  DB4GT Zagato  085 coupe Vantage  085 DHC  005 Shooting Brake  006 Volante short chassis  006 coupe  006 coupe Vantage  086 Shooting Brake  086 Volante (long chassis)  DBS (6 cyl.)  0136 Mk 11 Coupe  086 Mk 11 Volonte  DBS V8  AM Vantage  AM V8 S2/3  Valente Drophead  58-63  59-63  60-63  302  102  10  492  73  3  n/a  3  199  551 inc. inc. 5 925 185 (S. IV-V $S triple-curb engine add $5,000, S.V coy 084 Drophead (1-0)  08461  inc. 75  19  63-65  63-65  64-65  64-65  65-66  65-69  65-69  65-69  66-69  67-72  69-70  69-70  70-72  72-73  74-79  79-82  886  inc. 123 12 37 $40,000  $60,000  $325,000  $30,000  $75,000  $275,000  $65,000  $80,000 $400,000 $50,000  $100,000 $2,500,000 $3,000,000 $1,200,000 $2,000,000 $40,000  $55,000  $75,000  $45,000  $65,000 $75,000 $115,000 $65,000 $3,000,000 $4,500,000 $80,000  $110,000  $100,000  $135,000 ered headlights odd $5,000 $160,000  $600,000  $280,000 5800,000 $2,000,000 $3,000,000 (Add up to 25% for factory team race cars, e.g. 10EV and 20EV.) 065 coupe  1,321  inc. 6 140 857  240 38 399 70 1,259 350  $135,000 S150,000 $210,000 $100,000 $195,1100 $95,000 $100,000 $95,000 $125,000 $25,000 $125,000 $195,000 $30,000 $35,000 S37,500 $35,000  (All Volante Drapheads had 'Oscar India' wood dashes. AM V8 S4 (curb.) 79-85 299 ("Oscar India' Ms can be identified by their wood dashes.) AM V8 54 (injected)  Lagondo saloon  Volante Drophead  86-89  83-85  83-86  (Injection became standard in late '86.) Lagondo saloon  Volante DHC (in).)  Lagonda saloon  Virago coupe  Virago Volante  85-87  86-89  88-89  90-93  91-93  110  inc. 645 inc. n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a $50,000  $55,000 $20,000 $40,000    $18,500 $35,000 $27,000 $34,000 $80,000 $165,000 $175,000 $250,000 $125,000 $225,000 $140,000 $135,000 $125,000 $165,000 $45,000 $135,000 $235,000 $45,000 $42,500 $47,500 $55,000  570,000 $70,000 535,000 563,000 $32,000 $65,000 $45,000 $62,000 $120,000 6/01 2/95 9/04 $400,000 6/96 97-03  97-03  64-66  n/a n/a 62-64 30,000'  13,922  Model years and non-S production numbers for US 53-55  55-56  55  55-56  55-56  56-59  59-61  10,633 2,765 55 1,159 n/o 10,289 10,825 $40,000  $50,000  $10,000  $15,000   only.) $21,000 $25,000 $130,000 $45,000 $30,000 20,000  $23,000  528,000 $40,000 $160,000 560,000 $42,000 528,000 535,000 (All Mark is are double curb. Add $4,000 for 2-seat 3000 Mk I [1367]. 2,825 built.) 3000 Mk II (BT7) 2+2 61-62 5,095 $23,000 $35,000 11/00 (All 3000 Mark If BT7s and BN7s [side-curtain cars] are triple curb. Add $5,000 for 2-seat Mk 11 [BN-71, 355 built. 100-Six/3000 add $2,000 for factory 2-seat hardtop, $1,000 for 4-seat hardtop. Deduct $1,500 for disc wheels.) 3000 Mk 11 (037)  818 Factory Rallye cars Phase II Bugeye Sprite S rite BENTLEY 3-Litre (saloon or bitsa)  *Open, matching #'s /  original 3-Litre Speed Model (biho)  Matching #'s / original  Big Six (bitsa)  4/97 5/05 3/99 'Matching #'s / original  41/2-litre (bitsa)  'Matching #'s / original Speed Six (bitsa)  'Matching #'s / original 4 1/2-Litre S'charged  8 Litre  4 Litre  3 1/2-Litre saloon  7/04 'Rare/attractive/open 4 1/4-Litre saloon  'Rare/attractive/open  12/99 (38-39 MR/MX series, odd 15%.) Mark VI saloon  Mark VI coupe  Mark VI Drophead  R-type saloon  R Continental/Fastback/IMM  Si saloon  (AM V8 S2/3 Pre-Oscar India V8s have leather dashes. Production for 53 Vantages was 43.) 3/01 Si Continental/Fastback/H1M  SI Continental DHC/LHD  Si Continental DHC/RHD 51 Continental Flying Spur  S2 Continental (M/PW) S2 Continental DK S2 saloon     S3 saloon (LHD)  53 DHC Slanted Headlights  S3 Cont. Flying Spur  Sedan 11(6.25 Liter) 53 Continental Slanted Headlights   46-52  47-52  47-52  52-55  52-55  55-59  55-58  55-58  55-59  55-59 58-59 59-62 59-62  59-62  62-65 62-66      62-66  63-66 65-76   23-29  26-30  27-31  28-30  30-31  30-31  31  33-36  36-39  inc. inc. 545 inc. 669 inc. 50 100 50 1,177 1,234 inc. 5,201 inc. inc. 2,320 208 3,107 431 inc. inc. inc. inc. 388 inc. 5100,000 $130,000 $220,000 $300,000 $160,000 $250,000 5400,000 $450,000 $500,000 5275,000 5100,000 $22,500 575,000 535,000 $12,000 530,000 $50,000 $17,500 $180,000 $17,500 $85,000 (Left-drive cars will likely bring a 25% premium in the US.) Si Continental (PW)  1,922 1,318 312 int. inc. n/a $52,500 $250,000 $125,000 $55,000 533,000 $55,000 $28,000 $28,000 $35,000 $70,000 565,000 $10,000 $145,000 $195,000 S440,000 5500,000 $260,000 $350,000 $450,000 $900,000 $850,000 $550,000 $160,000 $40,000 $150,000 $60,000 $20,000 $45,000 $80,000 $35,000 $300,000 $35,000 $175,000 $90,000 5300,000 $150,000 $95,000 $50,000 $95,000 540,000 $35,000 $65,000 5120,000 $125,008 $22,000 6)03 21-29  1,634 inc. S70,000 $90,000 $110,000 $170,000 1/98 62-64  64-67  64-67  58-61  62-71  6,113 (The BJ7 featured the first roll-up windows.) 3000 MK III (1118) 17,703 7 48,999 80,363 $25,000  $30,000  5100,000  510,500  55,000  537,000 $50,000 $125,000 $19,000 S7,000 9/03 7/00 4/98 4/02 7/05 7/05 2/99 $100,000 $125,000 $15,000  522,500  5194 6/00 Ti MPW coupe  Ti MPW convertible  convertible  12  Comiche coupe  Conrniche convertible  Mulsanne Sedan  Mulsonne Turbo   Continental convertible  Continental convertible  Continental convertible  Turbo R Turbo R  Mulsanne S sedan  Turbo R LWB Continental R Brooklands  Continental coupe  Sedan 8    Brooklands LWB Azure convertible  Continental T Arme    DAIMLER SP250  FRAZER NASH Le Mans Re GORDON-KEEBLE co GRIFFITH Series 400 coupe  JAGUAR SS I coupe SS II coupe 5590 1/04 9/97 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 Mark V DHC UK 120 roadster (alloy) 00 120 roadster UK 120 coupe 00 120 DHC 2/01 4/05 UK 140 roadster  80 140 Drophead  00 140 coupe  65-66  31-36  31-34  35-36  36-40  38-40  35-40  38-40  45-49  47-49  49-51  49-51  49-50  50-54  51-54  53-54  54-57  54-57  54-57  58-61  58-61  58-61  36 c/a n/a n/a 190 118 n/a n/o n/a n/a n/o n/a 240 7,391 2,678 1,769 2,740 2,797  80 150 roadster 3.4  86 150 DHC 3.4  00 150 FHC 3.4  2/94  $26,000  530,000 532,500 S100,000 $120,000 5170,000 518,000 $40,000 522,000 $445,000 515,000 540,000 $1 05,000 $45,000 528,000 (SE option: dual exhausts, spoke wheels, cams, etc. add $5,000.) 3,347   1,339 2,489  4,101 $45,000  $40,000  $30,000  $35,000  525,000  (Add $5,000 for 3.81 engine.) XK 1505 3.4 roadster  OK 1505 3.4 DHC  OK 150$ 3.4 FHC  Mark VII saloon Mark VIII saloon Mark IX saloon Mark 0/4206 MK II saloon 2.4 MK 11 saloon 3.4 59-61  59-61  59-61  51-56 57-58 59-69 62-64 56-59 60-66 1,466  inc.  inc.  n/a n/a n/a n/a 83,000 inc. 2.4 $55,000  $50,000  $35,000  $12,500 $12,000 $16,000 $8,000 58,500 510,000 $37,000 $40,000 $42,500 $150,000 $160,000 $220,000 $25,000 $47,000 $30,000 565,000 $20,000 $55,000 5145,000 $70,000 $45,000 570,000 565,000 540,000  (MC option: (-type head, corns, suspension, spoke wheels add $5,000.) 535,000  550,000 $50,000 535,000 580,000 570,000 $45,000  (Add $10,000 for 3.81 1505 FHC & DHC. Add $25,000 for 3.81 150S roadster.) 516,000 515,500 $22,000 511,500 512,000 $14,500 Sports Car Market 66-70  66-70  70-76  77-80  77-80  77-84  81-84  81-84  85-89  90-92  93-95  88-91  92-95  85-87  85-91  85-92  92-95  93-95  93-95  93-96  95-03  97-02  00-04  59-64  48-56 64-68  99 .13 he values below reflect a retail buying and selling range for cars in very good to near excellent condition - significantly above a 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.• Price Range as n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/o n/o n/a n/a n/o n/o n/a n/o n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/o n/a n/a n/a 2,650 $16,0(10 $40,000  $30,000  518,000  $25,000  S38,000  $20,000  $22,000  $45,000  555,000  $90,000  $24,000  $35,000  $33,000  520,000  $22,000  S40,000  $75,000  $35,000  $45,000  $90,000  $110,000  $90,000   515,000  580,000  S15,000  $30,000 $60,000 $45,000 $28,000 $3 Price Range 37,000 $55,000 $30,088 532,000 $70,000 $100,000 $120,000 $38,000 $75,000 $52,000 $34,000 $36,000 $65,000 $110,000 $55,000 $65,000 $170,000 $160,000 $265,003 $20,000  $115,000 $25,000 1/05 11/94 10/00 6/05 1/97 11/03 4/95 3/02 8/96


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Price Range MK II saloon 3.8  60-67  50-53 53-55 56-57    inc. 2.4  54 77 18   Sfl,000  $775,000   $32,000 (Deduct $2,000 for disc wheels, $2,000 for automatic $1500 for no overdrive.) OK C-type  OK 0-type  XK-SS  $975,000 $900,000 51,300,000 $900,000 51,200,000 (Price ranges for XK C, D and SS Jaguars ore determined by provenance, completeness and originality. A tor with all of its original parts and no stories will bring three to four times what a 'bitse that has only a few authentic ions will XKE Factory Lightweight  XKE convertible 33 flat floor  XKE coupe 3.8 flat floor  DOE convertible 3.8  XKE coupe 3.8  XKE convertible 4.2 (SI)  XKE coupe 4.2 (SI)  XKE coupe 2+2  61-62  61-62  61-62  62-64  62-64  64-67  64-67  66-67  68-71  68-71  68-71  16  7,827  7,669  inc.  inc.  9,548  7,770  4,220  (Deduct $3,000 for automatic transmission.) HE convertible 4.2 (511)  XKE coupe 4.2 (SII)  XKE coupe 2+2 (SII)  71-74  71-74  8,627 4,855 5,326 7,990  7,297  XJ 220  0103 convertible  0012 coupe  XKR convertible  Interceptor Fl coupe  Interceptor II/111 FHC  Interceptor III DHC  (Add $1,500 for 440-r.i. Engine JENSEN-HEALEY Convertible GT LAGONDA M45 saloon 045 Tourer 166 DHC 166 Tourer 012 Rapide roadster 012 Touring 2.6-Liter DHC 3.0-Liter DHC LOTUS Six  Seven SI  Seven 52  Seven S3  Seven 54  Caterham 7  Lotus 01)51 .3 52)  Elite 5132 (Climax eng)  Elan SI convertible Elan $2 convertible Elan S3 convertible Elan 53 coupe Elan Plus 2 Elan 54 convertible Elan S4 coupe Europa SI Europa S2 Europa IC/Special 34-35 34-35 36-40 36-40 38-40 38-40 48-53 53-58 53-58  57-60  60-68  68-70  70-73  74-82  56-60  58-63  62-64  64-66  65-68  66-68  67-74  68-74  68-74  67-68  69-72  72-74  Cortina MkI Cortina Mk2 Elite Si   Eclat Si Sprint  Esprit Si  August 200$ 65-66  68-70  70 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 110  242  1,350  350  625  n/a  270  1,076  9,053 inc. S1 inc. S1 intent. 4,798 inc. 51 inc. cut. 8,969 inc inc.  62-66  67-70  74-80  75-80  78-80  97 55 $80,000 $82,000 $60,000 555,000 5160,000 565 900 $21,500 2,5 530,000  $21,000  $22,000  $15,000  $11,000  $12,000  $50,000  28,000  518,500 521,500 $15,500 514,000 59,000 511,500 $9,500 S3,500 54,000 512,000 $95,000 $60,000   2,894 4,032 2,225 1,302 718 $13,000 $6,500 56.000 $7,000 $6,000      $100,000 $110,000 590,000 $75,000 5200,000 590,000 $31,500 ,5 S40,000 $27,000 $28,000 $20,000 S14,500 $18,000 $75,000  $35,000    525,500 S26,500 $20,500 $19,000 $12,500 $16,500 $15,000 $7,000 57,500 $16,000 (217 IC/Specials were numbered, the rest were decided and stickered.) Elan 26R (51 52)  Europa 47  $120,000 585,000 $20,000 $10,000 $9,000 $10,000 $10,000 9/01 9/01 72-76  10,453 $5,000  $4,500  58,000 57,500 91-93  97-04  97-04  97-04  97-04  (Due to changes in US DOT laws, 0.1 220s can now be brou t into the US. 8103 coupe  300  n/o  n/o  n/a n/a   67-71 66-76  74-76  6,387 inc. 519,500 $22,000 $35,000 538,000     $1,000,000 $1,300,000 560,000 $35,000 $55,000 $35,000 $65,000 $40,000 $22,000 $35,000  $25,000  $35,000  $25,000  538,000  $27,000  $15,000  $30,0013  $18,000  $14,000  (Add $1,000 for a/c. Deduct $3,000 for automatic transmission XKE convertible 912 (5111)  HE coupe 012 (5111)  $32,500  $20,000  $140,000  545,000 $27,000 520,000 S50,000  $30,000  2/03 2/04 (5111 deduct $3,000 for automatic, $2,000 for disc wheels, $1,000 for no NC. Add $3,000 for factory hardtop.) $180,000 9/01 565,000 $70,000 $80,000 $85,000 Esprit 52  E. Turbo/Curbs (Giugiaro) E. Turbo   E. Turbo/Ini. (Giugiaro)  E. Turbo (new style, 220 bhp) E. Turbo (SE gearbox, 230   bhp) E. Turbo SE (intercooled,  264 bhp) E. Turbo 54(282 bhp) E. Turbo S45 300 bh   11/04 NA Magnette roadster  PA Midget roadster  PB Midget roadster  NB Magnene roadster  SA Drophead coupe  TA Dropheod coupe  VA Dropheod coupe  WA Drophead coupe  TB roadster  MG-IC MG-TD   MG-IF 1250 MG-IF 1500   MGA roadster 1500 MGA coupe 1500  MGA Twin Cam roadster  MGA Twin Cam coupe  MGA roadster 1600 MGA coupe 1600   MGA MKII Deluxe roadster  MGB Convertible MK 1 MGB (chrome bumper.) MGB (rubber bumper.)  MGA Deluxe roadster  MGA 1600 Mk11 roadster  MGA 1600 Mkil coupe     89-93  94-95  95  34-36 34-35 34-36 35-36 36-39 36-39 37-39 38-39 39-40 45-49 49-53 53-54 55 55-59 55-59 58-60 58-60 59-61 59-61 60-61 61-62 61-62 61-62 62-67 68-74 75-80 (MGA/B deduct $2,000 for disc wheels factory hardtop, $500 far overdrive.) MGB-GT 98  MGC convertible  MGC-GT  Midget  Midget  Midget  Mid et  68-74  73-76  67-69  67-69  1,608 385 64 n/a 1,900 n/o 98 n/o n/o 576 n/a n/a 10,000 29,664 6,200 3,400 58,750 inc. rdstr. 2,111 inc. rdstr. 31,501 rdstr. 82 8,719 inc. rdstr. 313 387,675 inc. inc. MGB-GT 65-67 125,597 MGB-GT  inc. 2,591 4,552 4,457 (Deduct $1,000 for automatic transmission.) 61-64  64-66  66-74  16,080 22,601   99,896 :  ('67 model is highest valued at up to $1,000 more 74-79  73 899 Flat radiator models  Plus 4 (Triumph eng.)  4/4 (Ford powered)  9/94 9/98 (This number represents 'complete body units" finished or not. Actual production number runs from 1,029 to 1,076.) 4/04 6/00 7/03 SS  Plus 8  ROLLS-ROYCE P II closed / formal  Rare/open coachwork  P 11 Cont. saloon  Rare/open coachwork  Phantom III, closed/formal  Rare/open coachwork  20 saloon  'Other coachwork  20/25 saloon  'Other coachwork  25/30 saloon  12/96 *Other coachwork  Wraith  Silver Wraith  Silver Wraith "S"  38-39  46-55  56-59  49-55  36-38  29-36  36-39  22-29  31-35  4553  54-68  54-90  60-69  (Factory built only, matching numbers.) 68-90  29-35  750'  3,390 n/a   102 2,500 1,767 inc. inc. inc. 710 inc. 2,940 inc. 3,827 inc. 1,201 inc. 491 1,783 inc. (Includes 4.91 engine and power steering.) Silver Dawn saloon  760 $20,000  522,000  $16000  560,000  $22,000  $30,000 $100,000 $35,000 5175,000 535,000 $100,000 520,000 $40,000 $17,000 535,000 520,000 $440,000 $25,000 $25,000 530,000  524,000 528,000 $24,000 (Prices are for 4-seat models. 2-seat and DK add $4,000. SS add $4,000.) 575,000 540,000 $70,000 5200,000 $125,000 $375,000 580,000 $180,000 540,000 $70,000 $35,000 585,000 540,000 590,000 575,000 $55,000 550,000 $15,000  524,000  $25,000 $35,000 $26,000 530,000 530,000 S30,000 521,000 $20,000 $25,000 516,500 522,000 517,000 519,000 520,000 517,000 $16,000 $25,000 520,000 $18,000 515,000 $22,000 $18,000 $15,000 522,000 510,000 $8,000 5 000 56,500 $5,500 $7,000 $9,000 $8,000 54,000  $4,000 54,000   $30,000 535,000 537,500 545,000 535,000 542,000 540,000 545,000 $32,000 527,000 537,500 S29,000 528,000 525,000 525,000 527,000 $27,000 $22,000 $35,000 $25,000 525,000 518,000 530,000 524,000 518,000 530,000 516,000 S13,000 8 500 except Twin Com/DeLuxe. B add $1,000 for 59,500 58,500 $10,000 515,000 $13,000 56,500 56,500 56,500 5/03  9/02  78-80  80-82  83-85  85-87  88  89  1,045 378 1,023 506 495 121 Price Range J1 $10,500  $12,500 513,000 $16,000 $15,000 $14,500 • • $19,000 $19,000 $21,500 $23,000 11/99  Silver Cloud I saloon Silver Cloud 11 saloon Silver Cloud 11 DHC Phantom V Silver Cloud III saloon S(III HJM DHC (LHD)  Silver Shadow saloon  Silv Shadow MPW coupe  Silv Shadow MPW DHC  55-59 59-62 60-62 60-67 62-65 62-65  66-76  67-70  67-70  Comae Si convertible  Camargue  Corniche S2 coupe  Corniche S2 convertible  Silver Shadow II  Silver Wraith II Corniche convertible Silver Spirit Silver Spur 71-76  71-76  75-86  77-81  71-76  77-80  2,359 2,716 inc. 832 2,297 *50 16,717 571 505 (Rebadged as Corniches in 1971, w/6.751 engine) Corniche Si coupe  780  1,233 514 310    1,595 8,425  (Production number includes Bentley T2.) 77-80  Corniche II convertible Corniche III convertible Silver Spirit It Silver Spur II Comae IV convertible Silver Spur III Silver Dawn Flying Spur Phantom SUNBEAM Alpine roadster (early style) Alpine roadster Tiger Mk I/1A (260 ci) Tit er tAk 11 289 c' TRIUMPH 1800/2000 roadster  TR2 Long door TR2 Short door T03 (small mouth) TR3A (large mouth) TR3B 104 TR4A TR250  TR6 (small bumpers)  TR6 (rubber bumpers)  TR7  TR7 convertible  TR8 coupe  TR8 convertible  Stag  Spitfire Mk I/II  Spitfire Mk III  Spitfire Mk IV  Spitfire 1500  616 coupe (Mk 1)  616+ coupe (Mk II)  GT6 cou e Mk II  TVR Griffith  Tuscan  53-55 60-67 64-67 67 46-49  53-54  54-55  55-57  57-61  62-63  61-64  68  3,000 69,251 6,498 571 4,501 8,628 inc 13,378 58,236 3,331 40,253 64-68 28,465 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 70-74   63-66  67-71  Telmer roadster  71-73  72-77  76-79 78-79     8,484 94,619 inc 112,368 inc. 2,497 int. n/a 82,982 65,320 70,021 95,829 15,818 12,066 13,042 300 Oa n/a  n/a  395 258  $9,000 57,500 $17,000 520,000 $14,000  523,000 $20,000 $19,000 517,000 $19,000 513,000 $14,000 $15,000 $10,01:10 $9,000 $4,000 54,000 S5,000 $7,500 57,000 55,500 $5,500 $4,500 54,500 $5,500 55,500  $5000  525,000  $27,000  (Add $2,000 for 271 hp V8 for both Griffith and Tuscan models.) 2500 coupe  25000 coupe  Toimar   $7,000 $6,500 $6,500 $10,000 $13,000 S10,000 $25,000 528,000 519,000 (TR2/3 deduct $2,000 for disc wheels, odd $750 for overdrive, add $1,000 for factory hardtop.) 530,000 527 000 $26,000 $25,000 527,000 518,000 520,000 (Add $500 for IRS, Si DOO for surrey top (TR4/TR250], add $750 for overdrive, deduct SIP for disc wheels.) 520,000 $16,000 $13,000 56,000 56,000 S8,000 $11,000 510,500 58,000 $7,500 57,000 $7,000 57,500 57,500 57000 $35,000 $38,000 510,500 $10,000 510,000 515,000 3/99 3/99 12/00 12/04 7/01 11/98 12/02 78-85 81-89 81-90 86-89 90-91 91-92 91-93 92-95 94-98 95-97 95 04-05 1 009 r 2,145  $18,000 $20,000 5100,000 542,000 $30,000 5250,000 515,000 $20,000 524,000 522,500 532,000  $25,000  525,000  $36,000  $15,000   $16,000 $25,000 514,000 $15,000 $45,000 $65,000 $28,000 $33,000  $85,000  $40,000  $45,000  $60,000         $38,000 $40,000 S125,000 570,000 $50,000 5350,000 (Deduct $100k for ROD or non-factory conversions. Factory-built DHCs are properly termed "adaptations.") $25,000 $28,000 536,000 527,500 540,000 $44,000 533,000 545,000 $24,000  $24,000 $45,000 S25,000 $27,000 570,000 $90,000 $45,000 $50,000 5120,000 $60,000 560,000 575,000 MSRP S324,000 Price Range 5/00 5/96 4/03 4/03 4/03


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Motobilia Carl Bomstead The Winged B Replacement? Why would a rare and coveted piece of Bentley history sell for a third of its estimated value T he oldest automotive museum in the U.S. is the Larz Anderson Auto Museum, in Brookline, MA. The museum had an interesting genesis, as it originally served as a private home and garage. If you've ever considered turning your car collection into a public museum, you can thank Larz Anderson for paving the way. Born in Cincinnati, OH, Anderson graduated from Harvard before beginning a diplomatic career. He served as an ambassador to several countries, and it was while serving in Italy that he met his wife, Isabel Weld Perkins. Then 20 years old, she had inherited $17 million from her grandfather at the age of five. The couple was married in Boston in 1897, and purchased their first car, a Winton Runabout, two years later. It was one of the earliest automobiles in New England. The Andersons maintained homes in several locations throughout the world, but built their estate in Massachusetts in the late 1800s, primarily for use during Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. The 25-room mansion is located on 64 acres with magnificent gardens and a view of Boston. The Andersons continued to purchase additional automobiles over the years, and those that were retired from use were stored in the large carriage house on the property, along with a number of horse-drawn buggies. In 1927 the carriage house was opened to the public for tours and its vintage vehicles were put on display. When Mrs. Anderson died in 1948, she bequeathed the entire estate to the Town of Brookline, with the stipulation that the carriage house museum be named after her husband. The Veteran Motor Car Club of America opened it in 1949, and it continues to be the venue for monthly events, including Porschefest, Tutto Italiano, and this year's inaugural event for vintage hot rods. AN ICARIAN AUCTION The Larz Anderson Auto Museum is also the site of the annual Bonhams & Butterfields automotive, motorcycle and automobilia auction, which continues to be one of Bonhams' most successful U.S. sales. This year the star . The wing-wax melted, and Icarus crashed into the sea and perished. B&B offered one delightful version of the Icarus mascot that was designed by Colin George for Farman automobiles. Farman supposedly selected Icarus for its cars due to the firm's early involvement in aircraft manufacturing. This example was stated to be in superb condition and carried a pre-sale estimate of $2,800$3,200, yet only realized $1,495. It was finished with a rather polished silver-bronze patina that gave it an unnatural look, and that may have affected the result. Another attractive version of Icarus, dating to 1911, was a 30-inch showroom bronze that was cast to commemorate the historical achievements of Alberto Santos-Dumont, a famous Brazilian pilot. The piece, originally commissioned by the French government, was cast by Georges „ Colin and titled "La Conqueste de L'Air." B&B stated • that this example, in excellent untouched condition, was recently removed from the Alfa Romeo showroom in ' Ghent, Belgium, where it had resided since 1922. It had to z., a pre-sale estimate of $13,000-$15,000 and sold for the z., relative bargain price of $10,350. ANOTHER MASCOT z.. Auction:  Bonhams & Butterfields ; Brookline, MA ; April 30, 2005 Highlight: Bentley Icarus Mascot by F. Gordon Crosby —Lot 279 Estimate: S7,500-9,200 Sale Price: 9,160 lot was the Winthrop Rockefeller 1948 Tucker, the car that was used by Tucker in testing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The car had been restored some years ago, but was not in pristine condition; it still realized $461,500, which raises the bar on Tucker pricing B&B also offered 202 lots of automobilia, including several mascot versions of Icarus, a seemingly coincidental but perhaps fitting compliment to the Tucker. According to mythology, Icarus and his father Daedalus were imprisoned by King Minos on the Isle of Crete. In order to flee, Daedalus fashioned wings of feathers and wax for he and his son, warning Icarus not to fly to close to the sun lest it melt the wax. A headstrong and overconfident kid, Icarus did a fly-by of the sun god Helios, similar to Preston Tucker's head-on challenge to the major automakers. 112  A very rare Bentley version of Icarus was also offered, described as a special commission by Frederick Gordon Crosby made to potentially replace Bentley's famed Winged B. Crosby also designed the Winged B, which was first used by Bentley at the Olympia Motor Show in 1923. In 1932 a contest was announced to select a new design for the Rolls-Royce-built Bentley. As a result of the contest, several different designs were used on the first Rolls-built Bentleys, and they are most rare. It is stated in the auction catalog that this piece was one of them. The B&B catalog states that Sothebys sold another example of the Bentley Icarus at its 1980 Belgravia London sale, making a thenworld-record price of £800 (about $1,856). This example had a pre-sale estimate of $7,500-$8,200, but fell well short of expecta- tions, selling for just $2,760. The question that is difficult to answer is why a rare and coveted piece of Bentley history would sell for a third of its estimated value, and only a touch above the more common Icarus mascots? The apparent reason is a lack of documentation (at least I didn't see any offered) that authenticates that this was, in fact, produced as part of the Bentley competition. There is a documented, rather unattractive, design for the Bentley replacement mascot by Charles Sykes, creator of Rolls-Royce's Spirit of Ecstasy mascot, but I am unaware of any verifiable reference to the Icarus mascot. While this is not to say that the piece was not done for Bentley, if the auction company was expecting the big bucks for this piece—and it was—it would have been nice to get a bit more assurance on its heritage.• Sports Car Market


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Bike Buys Paul Duchene 1966-90 Munch Mammoth How you hang on to an unfaired bike at 155 mph, I will leave to your imagination T he Munch Mammoth is the .44 Magnum of vintage bikes, indisputably the biggest, baddest superbike you can lay your hands on, irrespective of the latest Japanese four-cylinder or those impossibly wide six-cylinder sewing machines from the late 1970s. If Dirty Harry rode a bike, this would be it. Friedel Miinch grew up the son of a garage owner and went to work for the German motorcycle manufacturer Horex in the 1950s. He unsuccessfully tried racing, then found his real gift as a tuner and machinist, preparing the very successful Horex Imperator works bikes. But Munch had a dream to build a true superbike, massive and powerful, a machine to dominate all others. In 1965 he made his vision a reality, showing a prototype at the Cologne motorcycle show. It was powered by an overheadcam, four-cylinder NSU automobile engine displacing 1,000 cc. Remarkably, it weighed only 500 pounds, but you'd have had to be King Kong to kick-start it, as it did not have an electric starter. Sadly, the prototype no longer exists. A year later Munch sold his first production bike, dubbed the "Mammut" or Mammoth, to a German buyer (who still has it, by the way). Over the next 24 years, he built several hundred more of the highly individualized machines, until he suffered a stroke in 1990. Production of the bikes stopped, but Munch still did service and repair work after he recovered. Estimates of the total number of Mammoths built vary between 260 and 500, though the smaller number is more likely to be accurate. The Mammoth attracted considerable attention when new. Soichiro Honda reportedly developed superbike plans of his own after inspecting Munch's prototype in Cologne, and credited the German with inspiring the 1969 Honda 750. Miinch also piqued the interest of eccentric magazine publisher Floyd Clymer, who was trying to revive the Indian marque and actually had Munch build a 750-cc V-twin Indian. Clymer saw the Mammoth as an ideal motorcycle for America's wide-open spaces and sought to market it here, ordering 50 bikes from Miinch. Performance of the Mammoth has always been spectacular, with even the early bikes capable of 155 mph. How you hang on to an unfaired bike at that speed, I will leave to your imagination. Handcuffs, perhaps? Over the years, the Mammoth's engine grew from 1,000 cc to 1,100 cc, 1,200 cc, 1,400 cc, 1,600 cc, 1,800 cc, and finally all the way 114  Guaranteed to solve the Miinchies to 2 liters. Later variations gained Kugelfischer fuel-injection systems, turbochargers and even a Wankel-designed supercharger on the 1,800-cc model. The characteristic twin headlights and huge humped tank makes a Munch unmistakable. Detail work on the bikes is spectacular, from custom gauges to a magnesium rear wheel (spokes couldn't handle the 200-plus lb-ft of torque). No two bikes are alike, with nine frame variations on the original Norton Featherbed concept. Any Mammoth is proof of what manufacturers call "running changes." When Friedel Munch had a better idea, it was immediately incorporated into the bike he was building at the time. The foremost U.S. expert on the Munch is Dave Manthey of Portage, WI, who has owned Munch motorcycles for 28 years, after spending 11 years looking for his first. He reckons there are 35 Mammoths in the U.S., ten of which are his. If you're looking for a Munch, he is probably your best place to start; Jay Leno bought his Mammoth from Manthey. (E-mail him at mantheydav id@hotmai I. com .) Expect to pay a minimum of $40,000, with $60,000 a more likely price for a pristine example. Miinch motorcycles are tall and heavy, but bulletproof. Manthey says he's put more than 100,000 miles on his first bike without trouble, apart from a clutch seal. They have an appetite for brakes, as you might expect from a 600-pound sportbike, and an even larger appetite for rear tires, which tend to last only around 3,000 miles. Perfect MU nch owner: Carries a .44 Magnum Rating (** *.* is best): Fun to rid e: **** Ease of mainte nonce: **** Appreciation po tential: **** Attention gett or ***** Years produced: 196 6-90 Number produced: 260 Original list price: 2,000 SCM Valuation: $40 ,000-$60,000 Tune-up/major serv ice: under $100, DIY Engine: 4-cylinder, air-cooled, ranging in displacement from 1,000-cc to 2,000-cc Transmission: 4-spe ed (2,000-cc models are 5-speed) Weight: 500-650 lb Engine #: location varies with model Frame #: battery b ox (early models), headstock, front down tube, rear downtube Colors: mostly red, a few green or blue, one entirely chr omed Manthey says the first 14 bikes Munch built are the most sought after and can be recognized by their aluminum tank. The bikes Clymer brought to the U.S. are less collectible (if there's such a thing in this rarified field) and can be recognized by their single Weber carburetors, as opposed to the more desirable dual or even four-carburetor setups. Some spares exist, and at least one bike has been parted out. A fair number of parts were imported along with the Clymer bikes in the late 1960s, and demand for these has been slight, as most Munches are in museums. Manthey says he has met Friedel Munch, now 81 years old, a dozen times, including a memorable visit to Germany in 1990, when he rode one of his Mammoths to the Miinch 25th anniversary party. About 50 Munches materialized to greet the old man. "I've ridden my bike everywhere," Manthey says, "and now I've got friends all over the world."• SportsCat Market


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Glovebox Notes A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM stable. ***** is best 2005 JAGUAR )U8 L Neat Stuff Bengt Halvorson Likes: All-aluminum body weighs less for better handling; comfortable interior with limousinelike room in the back; great Jag exhaust growl; rated at 28 mpg highway; no stupid computer interface for radio and climate controls Gripes: Old J-gated automatic trans shifter is just dumb; rest of Jag switchgear needs some updating; where's that great leather smell? After a couple of decades of only incremental styling changes, this look is no longer sexy, just old Price as tested: $65,095 Fun to drive: **** Fun to look at: *** Overall experience: irk* Verdict: I imagine the conversation in Dearborn regarding the 2004 model year redesign of the tired, outdated XJ went something like this: "Let's completely re-engineer the car. Make it roomier inside, improve its power to weight ratio, and make it handle infinitely better, too. In fact, let's improve the car in every conceivable way, except we'll make it look exactly like the old one." With this kind of unimaginative thinking, it's a wonder that Jaguar hasn't joined the rest of the British car industry in oblivion.—Jeff Sabatini 2005 FORD MUSTANG GT CONVERTIBLE SHELBY RETRO-HEADS These new CSE 427 FE heads, cast of modern 35616 aluminum, are designed for racers and enthusiasts and mimic the original Ford factory heads used on 427 Shelby Cobras, Mustangs, and other muscle cars. They include the Ford and Shelby logos, plus Ford part numbers. Price: $1,726 bare; $2,344 complete. Carroll Shelby Enterprises, 310.538.2914, www.carrollshelby.net . DEEPER-BREATHING FOURS TELLY TO GO The Matrix Dynamics Power Induction Adapter for Porsche 924 and 944 models claims up to 5% more power between 3,000 and 6,100 rpm by increasing induction velocity and total air-intake volume. Made of 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum and finished in anodized red. Simple installation. Price: $149.99. Mid America Motorworks, 800.500.1500, www. mamotorworks.com. Price as Tested: $32,610 Likes: 300-hp V8 has enough power to pass two semi trucks without a second thought; deep throaty exhaust note sounds like Bullitt; surprisingly, trunk provides ample space even with top down; attractive without clichés retro styling. Gripes: Ergonomics of center console need help; shift linkage feels spongy; rear tire-tofender gap looks odd. Fun to drive: Irk** Fun to look at: **** Overall Experience: **** Verdict: With all the boring soap bar style cars on the market today, it's refreshing to see something that takes back the '60s musclecar heritage, through a thoughtful modern-day interpretation. Top down is best, but avoid sitting in the backseat unless you enjoy having your hair styled by hurricanes.—Bart Onoday• 116 Leave the DVDs and tapes at home, and don't miss your favorite gearhead TV shows and Speed Channel event coverage when you're on the road. The Trac Vision AS is an automotive satellite TV receiver designed to provide quality reception while the vehicle is in motion. Unit can even support multiple monitors. Requires a DirecTV subscription, at $41.99/mo. for mobile-only or $4.99/mo. in addition to your home service. Price: $2,295. KVH Industries, 888.584.4163, www.kvh.com. RETRO 'VETTE FOOTWEAR New Firestone Super Sports 775-15 tires—a factory option in the gold-line style for '65 and '66, and red-line for '67—are now available again, from Coker FLAT-TOP FLATHEAD Hot rod folks will love having meetings around this conversation piece, which incorporates a detailed model of the legendary Ford Flathead V8—a favorite of hot-rodders for decades. It's made of a resin composite material and weighs only 21 pounds. Includes clutch assembly, bell housing and manifolds. The sturdy 1/2" thick glass tabletop adds another 20 pounds and measures 27.5" x 39.5". Price: $699.95. Genuine Hotrod Hardware, 800.575.1932, www.genuinehotrod.com.• Sports Car Market Tire. Coker uses the original mold drawings to produce the new tire, employing modem materials and processes. Proper equipment for NCRS concours judging. Price: $170 each. Coker Tire Company, 800.251.6336, www .coker.com.


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Mystery Photo Answers After being voted to a second term in office, President Bush commissioned this special Red State Edition of the presidential limo. —Joshua Weiss, Oak Park, IL Ex-governor Bill Clinton's custom limousine awaits his return at the Arkansas State Motor Pool. —Ron Schuman, Harrison Twp., MI I knew that after Cayenne sales plummeted, the Porsche guys would build a more recognizable SUV.—R.J. Mirabile, Lower Gwynedd, PA Only the coolest of cool kids got to ride to prom in Tommy's limo.—Alissa Rademacher, via e-mail Mike knew all of his hard work had paid off when the boss said "Now you'll climb the corporate ladder right into your own company limousine."—John Norvell, via e-mail "You might be a redneck if..."—Melissa Barber, Traverse City, MI You think this looks bad, you should see the other 27 vehicles from the pile-up.— Glenn Ant, Traverse City, MI I hear Bubba got it cheap from the Secret Service. Word is, they got mad after the President lost five bodyguards in the swamp while they tried to jog alongside.—Pete Feigert, Brownsburg, IN "Hey, Ellie May, what you say we go to the tracker pull after the prom?"—Martin Davenport, Richmond, VA Lincoln Limousine AWD recreation. 5.0, auto, odo: 840,000 well cared-for miles, original engine maintained to show standards. Flawless paint and chrome, interior shows lovely patina, slight delamination of vinyl top, tires said to be original. Stunning presentation of full classic. As new. Free pile of wood pallets included.—Paul Archer, Atlanta, GA Gangsta mullet.—Mike Cudahy, Glendale, WI When Larry the Cable Guy needs a ride home, he relies on "Git-R-Done Limo Services."—Bill Peirce, Acworth, GA Honey, put the brake in the trunk; we're going out for some fu-un!—Scott Steinfort, Mt. Pulaski, IL Hey Vern, whaddaya say we add a belly mower?—Stephen Miller, Muncie, IN Sadly, with its first attempt at an SUV, Lincoln missed its target market.—Jeffrey Eisenberg, Plymouth, MN "Don't worry, I'll get you to JFK on time."—Patrick Gribbon, Stratford, CT This is the number one limo rental for the Hazzard County High School prom.—Rich Castiello, Chevy Chase, MD Marcos will never again let his kid take the family-owned airport limo for a new set of tires and detailing.—David Bracker, Oakland, CA The governor's limo just sat under the hot Texas sun once he moved to the White House.—John Vardanian, Walnut Creek, CA Them rednecks ain't satisfied with just the limo.—Zach Wiener, Chapel Hill, NC Redneck Wedding Limo for Hire. Comes equipped with all the basics: his and her shotguns, cooler full of beer and a 1/4 tank of gas. We'll git-er-done!— Tom Purcell, Kihei, HI "Gilmore, my neighbor, is always tellin' me, `Recyle, dude, recycle.' I bought a new Hummer a while back, so he built this from junk in his garage just to one-up me. Recycle, huh? See ya at the hillclimb, dude, don't forget your recycled handbrake."—Peter Zimmermann, Bakersfield, CA "Earl, when I said to get the limo ready to take to the monster truck event, this is not what I meant."—Alan Sosnowitz, Stamford, CT Lincoln stuns the automotive world with the creation of a new market, the "Sport Utility Limousine (SUL)." The Lincoln Dominator has a car-like feel with monster truck ability. This unique vehicle looks at home in the country club parking lot or the local mud hole. Starting at $67,229.50.—JT Burkard, Middletown, NJ And this month 's dual winners of a sure-tobe-collectible-someday 1:18 scale model courtesy of Dave Kinney 's USAppraisal are Joshua Weiss and Ron Schuman for their multi-hued political humorosity.—ED.* USAPPRAISAL This Month's Mystery Photo Response Deadline: July 25, 2005 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@sportscar- market.com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Please include your name and contact information. 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. 118 Sports Car Market


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Comments With Your Renewal Give us predictions of what may become hot on the market, and update it as often as possible.—Robert Smalley, Jr., Paradise Valley, AZ Perhaps a very structured contest with a restored classic as a prize, domestic or foreign. Love your mag!— Brian O'Grady, Plantsville, CT Your magazine is the best of the ten I get. Keep it as-is, except for more affordable sports cars. I'm very satisfied.—Norman Horowitz, Ardsley, NY What is a '72 Jimmy worth with 350/350 auto and a/c? Need more Amphicar coverage, too. How about price escalation of WWII DUKWs?—Paul Rasmussen, Rochester Hills, MI Why not a cheap wheels feature? You know, interesting or overlooked vehicles. Just a thought. And please, more of everything!—Larry Printz, Emmaus, PA I'm a Ferrari guy, but muscle will be bigger than we are forecasting. It will have legs.—Tom McDermott, Fort Lauderdale, FL How about following a car through the restoration process with monthly updates?—Matthew Paine, Salem, CT My Lancia is closer to road and race ready, and I've put another 30k on the Quattro! Thanks for the inspiration.—Joe Weisbeck, Seattle, WA Gets better with each issue.—Don Goldman, San Diego, CA More muscle car news and results, as well as prices and updates.—Andy Deacon, Cave Creek, AZ This is a great magazine. I work at Portland International Raceway in the office, and this is my lunchtime magazine.—Marlies Kostow, Portland, OR Commentary on cars is fine. Commentary on buyers and sellers is barely acceptable and way out of line when sarcastic. You may have become journalists by accident, but at this price we expect real journalism.—Art Dearmont, Swisher, IA Let your reviewers loosen up, like the old days. Call a pig and hog once in a while. Don't be so damn politically correct.—C. J. Johns, Santa Teresa, NM Great magazine—more Pacers! Don't listen to the elite. How about an "Affordable Classics" profile of the AMC Eagle Wagon? That was a Subaru Outback 20 years too early.— Peter Troost, Wayland, MA Something about the Callaway Corvette, and historic racing Corvettes.—John Kyle, Davie, FL Do personal stories about neat places.—Ty Houck, Lake Worth, FL Can't live without it.—Richard Rowe, Henderson, NV Fewer boring muscle cars.—David Hicks, Atlanta, GA Add a section that prices Euro-spec cars. That would be helpful for folks that own a Euro-spec classic.—Mike Thomas, APO, AE Been reading SCM for ten years, and still go from cover to cover on the first day. Great information and commentary; nice to see it changing with the times.—Kurt Sigouin, Richmond, BC And thanks to all of you for your thoughod comments and your renewal.—ED.• Silver Auctions 1-800-255-4485 www.SilverAuctions.com • StP` imerV* 41, Hot August Nights Auction Our araPct Noctainir r;r• Auctic 11. gr. Over 900 cars fill the Reno/Sparks Convention Center during this 4-day event. Here you will find the most Street Rods and American Muscle offered for sale under one roof. The first three days have vehicles 1972 or earlier. Sunday begins with a one hour long memorabilia auction of automobile collectibles including gas pumps and signs. Presented by Silver Auctions and B&T Custom Rod and Restorations. Hot Atigust Nights Auction • August 4-7 CALENDAR OF EVENTS July 'Jackson Hole, WY- July 2nd - 3rd - 150 cars August **Reno, NV - Aug. 4 - 7th -850 cars September *Sun Valley ID - Sep. 3 - 4th - 250 cars October Portland, Oregon. Oct. 1st - 150 cars November Spokane. Washington - Nov 5th - 1 *Arizona in the Fall - Nov. 12-13th - "Flagship Auction • Premier Auction AUCTIONS rT-Lot 018 1041 Hallywooll Graham 113 1151 MI Colra Hert 111,  • Lit 357 1941 Ievrulu Picka0 AUt, WIN August 2005 let 004 1980 Devrolel Coln • WP3Sfo _ mommLimmisi 1011- 111111 Fel BMW lot 947 2001 Chanel Um" — 101932 19E1 Chewrolel ShovelS Let 842 AU Chrysler Crown lateral 119 1.111111-111711,11m11111 WI 589 11151Fil "iii11111— Lot #165, 1966 Ford Fairline ot #941,1971 Chevrolet Corvette Lot #68, 1958 GMC 100 Step 1.81 339 1941 Lincoln Cob:tents! Lot #716, 1966 Pontiac GTO rm. 411IF Lot #699,1970 Dodge Daytona glp Lot #346,1941 Willys 11164 Lot or 332, 1969 Chevrolet any


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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCMwebsite listing. 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 scmadvert@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. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. ENGLISH 1932 Alvis Speed 20 SA 1950 Jaguar XK 120 OTS Former '60s show car, race cur. Chevy V8, Muncie 4-sp., Olds narrowed rear. Original Americans, S.W. gauges, roll cage, flares and original CA black plates. No rust or Banda ever. Very special car. $16,500. (805) 466-1015. (CA) 1955 MG-TF 1500 Excellent example of this most sporting marque, Cross & Ellis bodied. Fully restored by Red Triangle. Perfect for any weekend jaunt or long distance tour. $145,000/Offers. 510.653.7555. www.fantasyjunction.com . (CA) 1937 MG SA Great candidate for restoration, buy as-is or have Classic Showcase restore for you. This is an early Da 20 with steel wheels and spats, rust free and have many parts. Buy/Restore/Sell. 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600, www.classicshowcase.com (CA) 1952 Jaguar C-Type Total body-off restoration including body wood, driveline, brakes, interior and chrome. Rare, charming and practical car for any event or tour. Many show awards. Fully documented. 90,000. 510.653.7555. www.fantasyjunction.com . (CA) 1937 Jaguar SS 100(3 1/2 liter) 11111111111.11=1.11 One of 181 made. Prewar in silver with maroon hides. Restored beautifully and has the authentic front and rear lights and gauges. POA. 480.951.0777. www.docsjags.com . World's largest Jaguar website. (Al) 1939 Daimler Straight 8 Pastel green with green leather. A beautiful, accurate recreation with a factory spec. tube frame and an aluminum body. Only 3,200 miles since construction. The engine is a 1952 XK120 with a (-type alloy sump and extensive modifications: 3.8 liter displacement, 0-type corns, big valves, ported, polished, sand cast SUs, C-type exhaust manifold and lightweight flywheel. The engine runs smoothly, revs enthusiastically and makes more power than you will ever need. The gear-box is a Moss 4-speed. The rear axle is the correct trailing arm with a Panhard rod, LSD and transverse torsion bar. The front suspension and steering rack are as original. Right hand drive. The brakes are (-type drums all around. All electrics, instruments, switches, and interior equipment are correct C-type. The wheels are 16" wires with Dunlop racing tires. The car is a joy to drive and very fast. Experience period C-type driving for a fraction of the cost of the real thing. $119,900, trades? See photos at www. continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535. (IL) Jaguar C Multiple trophy winner. A complete rotisserie restoration, many driver upgrades performed. Buy/Restore/Sell. 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600, www. classicshowcase.com (CA) 1960 AC Bristol Aceca Coupe Factory built by Proteus. All alloy, dual 2" SUs, stainless exhaust, 4-speed overdrive, 5,300 miles. 8 am/5 pm EST, Mon.-Fri., 419.529.6100 Ext. 7127. (OH) 1953 Jaguar Xi( 120 M (5) Coupe Two door fixed-head Sedanca coupe. One off body by Gurney Nutting. Black/beige. Older restoration. Excellent condition. Charles (rail Automobiles 805.568.1934, www.charlescrail.com . (CA) 120 Heritage Certificate. Matching numbers. Sold new in Arguably the best in the world in our opinion, all amenities including matching numbers and a no-expense-spared restoration just completed to totally original standards; better than factory new. $165,000 firm. 480.951.0777, vAvw.docsjags.com . World's largest Jaguar website. (AZ) #BEX766 Engine #100-02-1051 Blue gray/gray leather. Disc brakes, desirable 10002 engine with overdrive. CA car. Superb running condition. $85,000. Charles Crail Automobiles 805.568.1934, www.charlescrail.com . (CA) Red with tan Interior. Very well-maintained, restored original. Runs beautifully. Asking $28,000. 941.400.9436, sbk1241@comcast.net . (FL) XKSS Lynx One of 361 left drives made. Exquisite and complete restoration with all matching numbers. Carmen Red with black hides. Everything rebuilt or replaced. $129,000 firm. 480.951.0777, www.docsjags.com . World's largest Jaguar website. (Al) 1960 Jaguar 3.8 litre S RHD California by Charles Hornburg. Engine, transmission, brakes rebuilt at 60,000 miles (now 63,000). Restored body and new wiring. New upholstery. Wire wheels, SS exhaust. $35,000. 8 am-5 pm EST, Mon.-Fri., 419.529.6100 Ext. 7127. (OH) 1955 Austin Healey Fully restored mechanically, needs paint. A super solid original California car. Drive anywhere. $12,900. (805) 466-1015. (CA) 1959 Jaguar XK 150 001101011PlittgelnEntall 1958 Triumph TR3 Red fixed-head coupe. One of only a few made. International concours winner. $92,500 (two available, the other in British Racing Green and also RHO). Matching numbers. 480.951.0777, wwwdocsjags.com , world's largest Jaguar Web site. (AZ) 3 DCOE Webers, Lynx manifolds, pin lock Dunlop wheels, Dunlop racing tires, I.R.S., blue/ black, 5,900 miles. 8 am/5 pm EST, Mon.-Fri., 419.529.6100 Ext. 7127. (OH) From the British "D" and XKSS Specialist. All alloy-- 1956 Jaguar XI( 140 Drophead Coupe 1960 Jaguar Mark II Sedan Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery 1961 Jaguar XKE Series I, OTS able example. Matching numbers. Priced to sell at $37,500. 480.951.0777, www.docsjags.com, world's largest Jaguar Web site. (AZ) 1968 Jaguar XKE Show Race Car California original flat floor with welded louvers on the bonnet, restored to its original condition, comes with heritage certificate, hard top, number matching recent best of show winner at Jaguar Concourse. Buy/Restore/Sell. 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600, www.classicshowcase.com (CA) 1963 Jaguar ME Coupe Too much to list here. Finest of everything. Highly modified. Race and show ready. Metallic dark blue with biscuit interior. $101,000. 480.951.0777, www. docsjags.com . World's largest Jaguar website. (AZ) 1972 Jaguar V12 XKE Two seater with folding down windscreen. Oneoff absolutely genuine car. Known history. One owner for the last 50 years. Christoph Grohe, 1164 Buchillon, Switzerland. 490,000 Euro. Phone: +41.21.807.35.65. www.christophgrohe.com . ((H) GERMAN Fresh full restoration by Doc's Jags. Opalescent Silver-Blue w/ Biscuit hides, none better. Cal. black plate, alloy dash, priced @ 1/2-cost of restoration. $48,950. 480.951.0777. www.docsjags.com (AZ) 1963 (registration) Jaguar D-Type 4-sp with air conditioning in silver, red hides and the high-hp motor. Matching numbers. Fully restored with moderate miles. A no-excuse winner. $65,000. 480.951.0777, www.docsjags.com, world's largest Jaguar Web site. (AZ) 1972 Jaguar V12 XKE 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Silver/red, the odometer shows only 21,000 miles. Outstanding mechanicals, beautiful original interior, high quality re-spray just completed (hardware and windows removed, stripped to bare metal, correct original paint color, new rubber etc.) Must see. $325,000. Call for further details, see photos on www.continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535. (IL) 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Brilliant silver with Charcoal leather interior. Fully equipped including: Keyless go, Active ventilated seats, On-Command navigation/cell phone, Zenon lamps, rear shade, etc. Canepo Design upgrades include: electronic lowered suspension system, custom machined 19" wheel with low-profile tires, and monochromatic paint finishes. Canepa Design @ 831.423.5704; www.canepa.com ITALIAN 1958 Ferrari 250 TDF All-aluminum recreation. Authentic to the screw. New Zealand manufactured. $125,000. 480.951.0777, www.docsjags.com, world's largest Jaguar Web site. (AZ) 1968 Jaguar XKE Roadster Silver with red hides. Rare 300 hp model with small Euro bumpers. Difficult to find in this year and color combination. Four speed, wire wheels and air-conditioned. $47,750. 480.951.0777, www.docsjags. corn. World's largest Jaguar website. (AZ) 1976 Jaguar XJ6C Series II car in original condition with just 49,000 miles. Known history from new, well documented. Silver, original black leather, absolutely rust free, always well maintained. A fantastic car in lovely original condition. Call for price. Matthew L deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670. mv.degarmoltd.com (Cr). 1966 Sunbeam Tiger Exceptional example, full nut and bolt restoration. Engine built to 285 hp. Completely detailed engine compartment, underside, and trunk. Must see and drive. Buy the car for the cost of the restoration. $55,000. See photos on www.continentalautosports. com. 630.655.3535. (IL) 1968 Jaguar Series 1-1/2 Or11;11".." 1" • White with black vinyl top, dark blue leather. Runs and drives well. Low miles, small checks in paint, some bubbles on rockers. Belgium import LHD. $5,000. jum1053@yahoo.com . (MI) 1979 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible Dark brown. 74,048 miles. Second owner since 1984. Sun roof. No stories. Service records available. $20,000. Wyckoff, 623.566.3962, fax 623.566.1119. (AZ) 1989 Porsche Speedster Restored about 20 years ago. See www. christophgrohe.com Or phone: Switzerland +41.21.807.35.65. (CH) 1967 Lancia Fulvia 1.3 Covered with light bonnet in opalescent silver blue with beige hides. Amateur restoration, but very reli- 122 White with tan leather and tan top. All books, tools and records. California car in superb condition. 50k miles. Fantastic driver! $42,500. Charles Crail Automobiles 805.568.1934, www.charlescrailsom. (CA) All original, 22,000 documented miles, only 823 made for U.S., runs and drives like new, original books and tools, superb condition, clean Carfax, $55,000. 585.249.3542. (NY) Same owner since 1969. Raced in the Pacific Sports for Market Signal red/black interior. Auto, air, 2 tops, books and records. One family owned car from new. Spectacular original condition. $32,500. Charles Crail Automobiles 805.568.1934, www.charlescrail. com. (CA) 1980 Porsche 928 S/N 0901GT. Great car in excellent condition, engine by Oldtimer Garage. Superb period history including 2nd Overall 1958 Tour de France, Scuderia Los Amigos, Trintignant/Picard. $1,750,000. 510.653.7555. www.fantasyjunction.com . (CA) 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider High quality restoration. No rust. Full mechanical rebuild. Drives as it should. See photos on www. continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535. (IL) 1964 Lancia Flaminia Zagato Super Sport Twin turbo, 550 hp w/ "Fabspeed" stainless exhaust system. Special order factory options include: $4,900 black full leather interior, silver aluminum accent trim, and 3 spoke leather steering wheel. "PERFECT" as new condition! 1.2K miles. Canepa Design @831.423.5704; www.canepa.com (CA) 2005 Canepa Design Mercedes Benz E55 AMG FRENCH 1934 Bugatti 57 2002 Porsche GT2


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Northwest for years. Comes with trailer & tons of spares (engine, transmission, etc.). $10,000. 360.379.5451. (WA) 1967 Maserati Quattroporte NETHERLANDS 1983 Donkervoort Super Seven Race track firemen's car. One of five built. See www.christophgrohe.com Or phone: Switzerland +41.21.807.35.65. (CH) 1974 Alfa Romeo GIV 78K orig miles, refin. in orig code, cont kit, tonneau, luggage rack, spotlights, 390 V8, auto trans, A/C, power brakes, seat, locks. 757.222.9408, chowells@larrymore.com for photos. (VA) Lotus Twin Cam 'fast road," Dellortos, Cortina semi-close, less than 4,000 mi from new. Excellent throughout. $21,500/offers. 248.723.9592 eves. (MI) AMERICAN 1932 Ford Hi Boy Burgundy/tan. Gorgeous paint on rust-free California car. Engine, trans, everything else professionally rebuilt. Concours winner but meant to drive. www. dvpratt.com/gtv . $27k + invested. 781.320.8208. (MA) 1987 Ferrari Testarossa Built by Arizona Street Rods. Originally a Ron Martin car (see American Rodder magazine, Feb. 1992). "The Mean Green Machine," Chevy 1Z4 engine 350 ci, 355 hp, aluminum heads. Every conceivable Arizona Street Rod option. $39,900 firm. Contact John Weinberger, 630.655.3535. johnhveinberger@aol.com . (IL) 1937 Ford Coupe-Street Rod Restored and upgraded to show or driver condition, very collectible, this is one via kind. Featuring 350, a/c, stereo, special wheels and suspension, excellent paint and interior. Buy/Restore/Sell. 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600, www.classicshowcase.com (CA) 1966 Chevrolet Corvette New "Show Truck". Limited Edition model with every conceivable option including 500 hp supercharged engine. Canepo Design upgrades include: Brake system, Suspension, Center aisle captain chairs w/ 6" extended leg room, four 9" monitors and one 7" monitor in visor w/ DVD and wireless headphones, birdseye veneering, and Canepo Design Customized Exterior Details, etc. Canepa Design @831.423.5704; www.canepa.com . (CA) WANTED 1953 Corvettes Beautiful well-maintained CA car, tan leather, many extras, 29k miles, major service done, new clutch and tires, custom exhaust, black. $58,500. 310.325.2729, www.cartestsoftware.com/tr . (CA) 1988 Alfa Romeo Veloce Quadrifoglio Steel body, 350/350 AT, Mustang II, 9" Ford RR vintage air, Tilt/tele, pw, 6-way power driver's seat gray leather/tweed interior, Colorado custom, excellent condition. 546,000. 831.728.3957. (CA) 1939 Buick Special Convertible Sedan Show quality fresh restoration of unrusted California original in black with red leather and dual sidemounts. Tan Haartz top. Full photos available. $55,000. Bob Rader, 407.228.7004, therelic@theraders.net . (FL) Gray leather, 571 miles, 5-spd, a/c, pw, hard top. Unmolested Florida car with two owners. Documentation, manuals, tools. $14,500. 941.379.6014. (FL) 1989 Ferrari Mondial T Cabriolet Max Balchowsky's most sophisticated and attractive sports racer. Restored. Super competitive vintage 1962 01' Yeller #V111 1977 D/L model, 91,000 miles, original paint and interior. Perhaps the best Pacer in the world! Never hit, no rust, runs and drives strong. Everything works except NC. Minor needs to be perfect, sure to be eligible for survivor class at Pebble in 2105. Will be auctioned on eBay, at No Reserve, beginning on July 10. Bid early and often. Keith.martin@sportscarmarket. corn, 503.261.0555 x210. (OR) Two tops, tops, 427-425 hp, 4-speed, two-owner car. Tuxedo Black with black interior. Body off restoration. M-21, 3.55 posi, off road exhaust. 2005 'Vette Fest National Gold award. 419.392.2701. (OH) The SOH Pacer Wagon Wanted: 1953 to 1962 Corvette project cars, barn cars, basket cases, parts inventories. $1,000 finder's fee paid! Fair prices paid. Contact Jay, 512.799.8088, e-mail jays1953vette@yahoo.com . (TX) Corvettes A premium will be paid for 1953 to 1972 Corvettes with NCRS or Bloomington Gold certification, serious. ProTeam, Box 606, Napoleon, OH 43545-0606. 888.592.5062, 419.592.5086. Fax, 419.592.4242. proteamcorvette.com , www .corvetteswanted.com. (OH) Giullietta Spider Veloce Complete, true factory Giulietta Spider Veloce, good driver or better to enthusiast home. Cash or trade(s) you might find interesting. Will Stevenson, 360.652.3607, will@wavecable.com . (WA). 1965 Chevrolet El Camino 1 of 250 factory built street legal endurance racers. Never raced. Owned by world famous endurance champion, Bob Bondurant. 13,000 miles. Original, except for radio. $40,000. 888.773.9088, doug@beckerfinancial.com . (ME) 2005 Canepa Design Escalade ESV Excellent condition, with New Roof, Clutch, & a/c, major service done, car has only 19k miles. Always Ferrari serviced with books & records. 917.992.1333. (NY) racer. Perfect entry for Monterey Historics honoring American Specials. $495,000. 510.653.7555. wvrvv. fantasyjunction.com . (CA) 1965 Thunderbird Convertible 1995 Ford Cobra August 2005 123


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Resource Directory .-Idverth,e in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 x204 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. AUCTION COMPANIES Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694, fax 480.421.6697. 3020 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson .com; www.barrett-jackson.com . (AZ) Bonhams & Butterfields. 415.391.4000, fax 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103. www.butterfields.com. (CA) 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, 1316W. Hwy. 76, Suite 199, Branson, MO, 65616. www.bransonauction.com . (MO) Christie's. 310.385.2600, fax 310.385.0246. 360 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. www .christies.com. (CA) Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, fax 310.899.0930. Auctions and brokerage of fine automobiles. 1528 6th St., Suite 120, Santa Monica, CA 90401. www .goodingco.com. (CA) Artcurial-Briest-PoulainLe Fur. +33.1.42992020, fax +33.1.42992021. Maison de vente aux encheres, 7, Rond-Point des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris. artcurial@auction.fr . www.artcurial .com. (FR) Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers. 815.568.8888, fax 815.568.6615, 950 Greenlee St., Marengo, IL 60015. www.mecumauction.com. Auctions: Orlando, Kansas City, Rockford, St. Paul, Bloomington Gold, Columbus, Des Moines, Carlisle, and Chicago. Nobody sells more muscle than Mecum. (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. Kensington Motor Group, Inc. 631.537.1868, fax 631.537.2641. P.O. Box 2277, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. Kenmotor@aol.com. (NY) 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, Ont. 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) nationwide. Prepurchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale values, estates, expert witness testimony. Onsite inspections. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. "Not just one man's opinion of value." See Web site for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com . (VA) Charles W. Clarke Automotive Consultants/Appraisers. 860.658.2714. Hartford, Connecticut area based, travel available, 40-plus years automotive experience, capability to deal with most any situation. Visit www.collectorcarappraisal.com for details. (CT) Dave Brownell's Vintage Auto Appraisals. 802.362.4719, fax 802.362.3007. 25-plus years experience nationwide and internationally. Single cars or entire collections. Brass cars to contemporary supercars. Complete services from pre-purchase to insurance, donation, estate, expert witness. davidbrownell@adelphia .net. (VT) and '60s as well as Millie Miglia-eligible sports cars. Always looking to buy fabulous classic cars. www .hamannclassiccars.com (CT) Jonathan Kendall LLC. 410.991.2288 Automotive-inspired gifts, handbags, and accessories. Jonathan highlights designs in unique, handcrafted art, fashion, and installations for the collector and the enthusiast. Give the gift of Art+Fashion+Design and enjoy the passion of the automobile together. www.jonathankendall.com . (MD) 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; mainly focused on Porsche, Ferrari, Mercedes, and racing. Producer of "Automobilia Monterey" August 16-17, 2005. 38page list of memorabilia available. singer356@aol.com or www.vintageautoposters.com. (CA) USAppraisal. 703.759.9100. Over 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) Robert DeMars Ltd Auto Appraisers/Historians. 561.832.0171. Buyer beware. "Now market" expert market information for an intelligent decision/investment. "World's bestknown auto appraisers." Call for fast consultation/briefing ($95-$295 fee) or worldwide inspection/diagnosis ($395-$2,095 fee). Not the least expensive—the best. www.robertdemarsltd.com. (FL) INSPECTIONS BUY/SELL/GENERAL Auto Collectors Garage, Inc. 713.541.2281, fax 713.541.2286. 9848 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074. For the best in interesting cars from the 1920s to the 1970s. We restore, buy, sell, service, appraise, locate, and inspect all makes and models. Serving the collector car field since 1979. www.autocollectorsgarage.com. (TX) Blackhawk Collection. 925.736.3444, fax 925.736.4375. Purveyors of rolling art. The Blackhawk Collection is one of the world's foremost companies specializing in the acquisition and sale of both American and European classic, coachbuilt, and one-of-a-kind automobiles. www .blackhawkcollection.com. (CA) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax "When you need the job done right' Automobile Inspections LLC. 860.456.4048. "When you need the job done right." The nation's premier provider of pre-purchase inspections on classic, exotic and specialty cars of any year, anywhere in the USA or Canada. Fast 72-hour turnaround! Hartford, CT, USA. www.automobileinspections.com . (CT) AUTOMOBIUA Santiago Collector Car Auctions. 800.994.2816, fax 405.475.5079. 501 E Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Rocky: rocicydb5@sbcglobal .net. (OK) Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@silverauctions.com ; www.silverauctions.com. (WA) APPRAISALS Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886. Over 60 offices located 124  Campbell Levy Designs LLC. 303-762-7936, fax: 303-762-7937. Custom lamp designer and builder since 1974, specializing in crankshaft lamps with exotic wood, select hardwood or granite base. Hand polished or nickel plated. Your treasured crankshaft or one of ours. Proud to be a Colorado company. www.campbelllevydesigns.com.(CO) 8300. Specializing in mostly European vintage race and sports cars, especially classic Ferraris of the '50s 760.758.0600. Offering a fine selection of classic European vehicles and a world-classic restoration facility with two indoor showrooms in one 40,000-sq-ft building. Servicing the collector with over 30 years experience in buying, restoring, and selling. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com, www .classicshowcase.com. (CA) showroom in Ft. Lauderdale; call ahead for a personal appointment to see the coolest selection of collector cars in the Southeast. www.investmentmotorcars.net . (FL) Colin's Classic Automobiles. 414.964.3747. World-renowned for selling only the best investment-grade sports and muscle cars. Low volume, highest quality, easy to work with. Let Colin's experience in collecting, restoring, racing, evaluating, and showing cars work for you. Buy, sell, trade, restore. www.colinsclassicauto .com. (WI) Hamann Classic Cars. (203) 918- Craig Brody Investment Motorcars. 954-646-8819. We buy, sell, trade and consign only the highest-end original cars for the most demanding collectors. Visit our new 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) Grand Prix Classics. 858.459.3500, 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@grandprixclassics.com . (CA) Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as 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) Paul Russell and Company. 978.768.6919. Contact Alex Finigan for the acquisition or sale of great classic European sports, touring, and racing models from the prewar era through the 1960s. Our experienced body, metal, upholstery, and mechanical craftsmen offer restoration, preservation, and maintenance services. www.paulrussell.com. (MA) Proteam Corvette. 888.592.5086, fax 419.592.4242. Over 150 Corvettes 1953-2003; also Corvettes wanted. Free catalog. vvww.proteamcorvette. corn; proteam@proteamcorvette.com . (OH) Dragone Classics. 203.335.4645. 1797 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06604. For 50+ years, the Dragone family has collected, sold, and revived the world's greatest cars, including many at Pebble Beach. Museums and collections depend on Dragone's knowledge, authenticity, and integrity. 60+ car inventory; manny@dragoneclassics.com , david@dragoneclassics.com; www .dragoneclassics.com. (CT) 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. VIR Gallery. 336 210 5508. Quality vintage street and race cars for sale. Located at Virginia International Raceway. Please contact Randall Yow, 1245 Pine Tree Rd., Alton, Virginia, 24520. ryow@virclub.com, www.virgallery.com. (VA) CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT Concours Transport Systems. 702.361.1928, 253.973.3987, fax 702.269.0382. Enclosed auto trans- Sports Car Market


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port nationwide. Litigate loading, experienced personnel. Classic and exotic cars. Special events. Fully insured. All major credit cards accepted. Fred Koller, owner. fredkoller @concourstransport.com , www .concourstransporicom. (WA) Cosdel International. 415.777.2000, fax 415.543.5112. Now in its 46th 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@cosdel.com . www.cosdel.com . (CA) FedEx Custom Critical Passport Auto Transport. 800.325.4267, fax 314.878.7295. Fully enclosed transport from the industry originator. Specializing in events, including Pebble Beach, the Colorado Grand, and Barrett-Jackson. Litigates for safe loading and winches for inoperable vehicles. Inquire about ultraexpedited three-day coast-to-coast service. www.passporttransport.com . (MO) Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936, fax 413.436.9422. Rapid, hassle-free, coast-to-coast service. Insured, enclosed transport for your valuable car at affordable prices. State-of-the-art satellite transport tracking. Complete service for vintage races, auctions, relocations. www.intercitylines.com . (MA) COLLECTOR CAR FINANCING JJ. Best Banc & Company. 800. USA.1965, fax 508.991.8329. The largest national leader on Antique, Classic, Exotic, Rod and Sports Cars with low rates starting at 4.99% and long terms. Call, fax or e-mail your application today for quick 10-minute approval. Dealer inquiries welcome. www.jjbest.com. (MA) Morris & Welford, LLC. 203.222.3861 or 203.722.3333 (Miles Morris), 949.260.1636 or 949.500.0585 (Malcolm Welford), fax 203.222.4992 or 949.955.3848. Specialist car consultants and high-end brokerage for important historic cars such as Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Duesenberg, Bugatti, and more. Offices on East and West Coasts. www inonisandwelford.com . (CT) 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) J.C. Taylor Agencies. Aon Collector Car Insurance. 877.765.7790. We've protected collector cars for nearly 40 years. Our insurance packages provide more coverage for less money than is available through standard carriers. Substantially lower costs, with minimal usage restrictions, unlimited mileage, in-house claim handling, and online quoting and application. www.aoncollectorcar.com . August 2005  800.345.8290. Antique, classic, muscle or modified- J.C. Taylor will provide dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle. Agreed value coverage in the continental U.S., even Alaska. Drive through time with peace of mind with J.C. Taylor. Parish Heacock Classic Car Insurance. 800.678.5173. We understand the passion and needs of the classic car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www. 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, Cavallino, and Ferrari Club of America 2004 International Meet. www.putnamleasing .com. (CT) RESTORATION — GENERAL Guy's Interior Restorations. 503.224.8657, fax 503.223.6953. Award-winning interior restoration. Leather dyeing and color matching, 431 NW 9th, Portland, OR 97209. (OR) Performance Restoration. 440.968.3655, 17444 US Rt. 6, Montville, OH 44064. Award-winning paint/body restoration—sports, muscle,vintage. 8 years in business, newly built shop. A short drive from Cleveland or Pittsburgh, 5 hours from Detroit. We finish your projects! Photos/info: supercharged@alltel .net. (OH) Vantaaj Restoration & Repair. 866.440.0334, toll-free USA, 303.440.0334 in Colorado. A few dedicated enthusiasts, focused on repairing or restoring one or two cars at a time. We understand they are not mere automobiles; they are family. Please join our family. We are not for everyone—we are for you. www .vantaaj.com . (CO) SPORTS AND COMPETITION 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 Amer- reidage Rathey Seitujeee /Hz. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARINRS), 203.377.6745, ica by arrangement. Historic Rally Support. www.vintageracingservices .com. (CT) VINTAGE EVENTS Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival. 863.683.1540. October 14-16. The Lake Mirror Classic is held in restored Lake Mirror Park and downtown Lakeland. Begins Friday evening with the Hot Rod Rendezvous; Saturday enjoy over 500 classic cars in Downtown Lakeland and Lake Mirror. For more information about this FREE event or to pre-register visit www. lakemirrorclassic.com. (FL) The Carolina Trophy. 704.351.2087, fax 425.663.6464. The American vintage road rallye in the grand European tradition. Five days and over 800 miles through the breathtaking Blue Ridge mountains, based out of Asheville, North Carolina. September, 2005. Open to 1973 and earlier motorcars. Apply early, as space is limited. www.carolinatrophy.com . (NC) ENGLISH 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.hyrnanitd.com. (MO) AC AC Owner's Club Limited. 503.643.3225, fax 503.646.4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 972254615 USA. The world's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. (OR) 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) 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) Aston Martin fax Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. www.astonmartin-lotus.com . Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astorunartin-lotus. com. (MA) WWILAUTOMOTIVEHIStORATIONS,COM 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) Hageman Motorcars. 206.954.1961, fax 425.287.0660. 125 WWILAUTOMOTIVEKESTORATIONS.COM „ ( Rocky Santiago. 405.843.6117, fax 405.475.5079. E Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. 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.automotive-restorations.com. (CT) Autosport Designs Inc. 631.425.1555. The largest independent Aston Martin sales, service, restoration facility in the U.S.; everything under one roof. All models welcome. Large selection of parts for all Astons. Also specializing in Ferrari, Porsche, and other exotics. Tom Papadopoulos, Scott Rumbold. www.autosport-designs.com. (NY) Kevin 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.kevinicayrestorations.net. (CA) Jaguar www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) Jaguar Clubs of North America. 888.CLUBJAG, 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. wvvw.jcna.com . (KY) 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." 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Resource Directory _ P.O. Box 554, Kirkland, WA 98033. Prewar European autos, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, specializing in vintage Bentleys. www.hagematunotorcars .com. (WA) ALFA ROMEO Parts 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 same-day shipping! Free 76-page catalog. www .international-auto.com. (VA) 41e.A.A. 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) 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 wvvw.reoriginals .corn for complete listing. (TX) Repairs/Restoration 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) Nasko's Imports. 503.771.1472, 5409 SE Francis, Portland, OR 97206. Alfas, BMWs and Mercedes our speciality. Oldest Alfa repair facility in Oregon. Ask about our used sports cars for sale. Fast work, fair prices. (OR) WWW.AUTOMOTIVERFSTORATIONS.COM FERRARI/MASERATI/LAMBORGHINI AlTeN " Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (AFH.VRS), 203.377.6745, fax 126  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) Carozzeria Granturismo Milano (Italy). +39.93909285-6, fax +39.02.93908420. Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo and Lancia. Structural chassis restoration, body restoration, and manufacturing of aluminum and steel body trim and panels. We bring automobiles to exacting original specifications. Highclass paint jobs; one-off prototype manufacturing. info@gtmilano.it . Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com , www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Family Classic Cars. 949.496.3000, 949.488.0523 fax. Family Classic Cars specializes in highly rare and valuable vintage Ferraris, fine European cars, classics, hot rods, muscle cars, and modern exotics. Located in San Juan Capistrano, California, Family Classic Cars is all about selling dreams and investments. sales@familyclassiccars.com, www .familyclassiccars.com. Hamann  203.918.8300. Specializing in mostly European vintage race and sports cars, especially classic Ferraris of the '50s and '60s as well as Millie Miglia-eligible sports cars. Always looking to buy fabulous classic cars. www.hamannclassiccars .com. (CT) Classic  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) 858.454.1800. As the world's premier dealer of exotic, collectible, racing and touring automobiles, our highly trained staff have the experience to get you into some of the finest automobiles in the world. Visit us at www .symbolicmotors.com. (CA) 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 .dearbornauto.com . (MA) .. WWW.AUTOMOTIVEKERORATIONS.COM 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.automo tiverestorations.com . (CT) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax Cars. 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com , www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) Gull Wing Group International, Gary Estep. 530.891.5038 fax. 776 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. gestep3457@aol.com . (CA) Porsche 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) 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. www.rtgt.com. (OR) 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. (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) 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.hymanitd.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) PARTS AND ACCESSORIES 4lAar014 Greatwest Lubricants. 888.838.6308. Authorized dealer for premium Amsoil synthetic lubrication and filtration products. Protect your investment with the finest lubrication products available and benefit from lower operating costs and extended oil change intervals. All products can be ordered online and shipped from US & Canadian distribution centers. wvvw.greatwestlubricants.ca. (CAN) GARAGE/TOOLS Baldhead Cabinet Company, 877.966.2253. Offering a fine selection of quality metal garage cabinets. Many unique modules. SS and custom colors available. Many sizes to choose from. Call for a custom quote and drawing. See ad in this issue. www.baldheadcabinets.com . (CA) 73rs.com. 310.927.3193. Specializing exclusively in early classic Porsche 911 motor cars, 1965-1973. Over 35 years experience in buying and selling only the finest 911s. Cars actively purchased for top money. j ack@73rs.com. (CA) REAL ESTATE J.R. Rouse, Alain Pinel Realtors. 831.620.6158. Selling the Monterey Peninsula one property at a time! jr@jrrouse.com , jrrouse.com. (CA) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, Sicurvetro windshields for Porsche 356. Speedster bucket seats, driving seats for all models. www.reoriginals .com. (TX) BMW WWW.AUTOMOTIVERESTORATIONS.COM Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. Sports Car Market TRAVEL Stephanie Warrington. 800.594.0805, 503.231.5103. The official travel agent for Sports Car Market. Specializing in international travel, custom vacations, and groups. stephanie@wtpdx.com . (OR).


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ririepinrene, Austin-Healey  Specialists 262-375-0876 www.fourintune.com A ollimommill,„, FiCtA  162,10/1ee RESTORATIONS Since 1978 dedicated to the meticulous restoration of the world's finest exotic, vintage and classic motor cars. APPRAISING SERVICES AVAILABLE: DECLARED VALUE • LOSS DAMAGE • ESTATES 2347 GOLD RIVER ROAD • SUITE N • GOLD RIVER, CA 95670 (916) 635-3559 www.ItalianCarParts.com Italian rts.Con.  We have what you need to restore and maintain your Italian Car. Visit our website and on-line catalog. Register online or call to receive your free catalog. Phone: 503.655.9811 Fax: 503.655.9581 West Linn, OR USA In-depth Porsche Infomiation At Your Fingertips! the Comptete Buying? Restoring? Maintaining? Technical and Restoration Guide Classic Showcase is looking to purchase... Original, Project. Driver, Show Driver Jaguars and other classic collectibles. kip qr. • Creating Show Winners and Great Driver's Current restoration openings available - pleace dnguire' World ClasslR ;410‘estoration Facilities  0 Plus Years Experience Acres(. 40,000 Sq. Ft. Enclosed *I* Offering a Fine Selection of Classic European Vehicles1•12 Showrooms vis„ viC 888-237-4359 August 2005  =0 classicshowcase. COM 760.758.6100 Restoration* 760.758.6199 a020121i aTEGICILD California, 760.758.0600 www.RPMAutoBooks.com Order our Quarterly Newsletter at management@classicshowcase.com 127 1 I I ; WC7e ef:C/U.  ,•"/CCE'Ye PC74.,! ec.dri ....Breathing New Life Into Classic Jaguars YOU'VE READ HIS STUFF FOR YEARS. NOW FIND OUT WHAT HE THINKS ABOUT YOUR STUFF. The same Dave Kinney who you have read in these pages for years also happens to be David H. Kinney, ASA, the owner of USAppraisal, and an Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers. Dave not only knows his stuff about cars, but he also knows his stuff about automobile appraisals. Our rates are straightforward , easy to understand and set in advance. Call us, visit our website, or just drop by and say hello. DAVID H. KINNEY ASA Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers 1-800-USA-ppra(isal) (1-800-872-7772) www.USAppraisal.com USAPPRAISAL


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Resource Directory Exotic Car Transport ORLANDO FLORIDA Open and Enclosed Carrier Service! .1.-  ,  .. ---  "Get the whole story of Exotic Car Transport, visit us on the Worldwide Web." 1-800-766-8797 www.exoticcartransport.corn _ Nationwide Transport of Exotic, Vintage and Luxury Automobiles .-.c...-..,c,..- S .,:,: :s.,:.,s- Ava: • . a.zd.a Keep your Sports Car Market issues looking brand new. Slipcases are library quality. Constructed with heavy bookbinder's board and covered in a rich flag blue leatherette material. A custom silver label with the Sports Car Market logo is included. One-$15 Three-$40 Six-$80 Add 53.50 per slipcase for P&H. Send to: TNC Enterprises Dept. SCM P.O. Box 2475, Warminster, PA 18974 Enclose name, address (No PO, boxes please) and payment with your order. USA orders only. You can even call 215-674-8476 to order by phone. Credit Card Orders Visa, MC, AmEx accepted. Send name, card number, expiration date and signature. Satisfaction Guaranteed To Order Online: www.tncenterprises.net/sem Surrey Motorstiorts www.,surreymotorsports.com 1990 S. 11th -Sf, Ste. 10 Niles, Michigan 49120 800-472-4440 PRIZED POSESSIONS You can't trust them with just anyone! Transporters of You can't take the Chequered Flag if your car doesn't make the event. COSDEL INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION The ONLY experienced shipper of sports, racing, and classic cars to road, track and Concours events world wide. We take care of everything...you just FLY AND DRIVE! MARTIN E. BUTION, INC Phone: Fax: www.cosdel.com email . info@cosdel.com tfR / (16( Ferrari, Maserati, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Lotus, antique, classic, trucks and new cars We also specialize in movie/TV location work & corporate moves. Call for a FREE quote: 800-631-7796 3iorstlEss Carriay Award Winning Equipment Immaculate enclosed door to door transportation Satellite tracking/communication systems for peace of mind Containerizing for Overseas Shipping & Automobile Storage www.horselesscarriage.com 128 Sports [or Market • Protect Your Issues Detailed Restoration of British & Select European utomobiles and Race Cars ember IIN171511 M0,04, 'IRA% ASS:1(100N


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.  ,S'terc./ittstin's 4---- AUTOMO I Limited Edition Art & Collectibles 20470 S. Hidden Creek Ln. Colton, OR 97017 (503) 824-4079 or (800) 452-8434 Official email: steveaustinCit colton.com www.steveaustinsautomobilia.com Organizer of SCM:s Historic and Collector Car Tours MONTEREv AN INTERNATIONAL EXPO Concours/Historic Race Week TUESDAY, August 16,2005 • noon to 6 pm WEDNESDAY, August 17,2005 • lO am to 7 pm books4cars. corn Your Source for Automotive manuals & enthusiast books. See 25,000 manuals & books on our web site. 4850-37th Avenue South  Seattle,WA 98118 USA  206.72 I .3077 phone 888.380.9277 toll free e-mail:books@books4cars.com Only original vintage posters, photographs, rallye plates, badges & pins, mascots & hood ornaments, signs, original art, desk & display pieces, scale models, literature & books, signed items, post cards, mosaics, stamps, unique scarves/ties/shirts. No reproductions will be sold. The largest show in America to see and buy outstanding memorabilia from the finest international dealers in a relaxed indoor setting ! www.AutomobiliaMonterey.com e-mail: singer356@aol.com The best selection of vintage auto posters anywhere: www.VintageAutoPosters.com FerrariPortal.com Over 700 links Classified Ads Ferrari Newsfeed Event Listings ID RATHER BE USING 63g; Call HostWorics to get your company's E-commerce intitatives onto the web. hostworks.com 303-539-1839 E Trove/ begins here . . . Stephanie Warrington The Official Travel Agent for Sports Car Market Specializing in International Travel, Custom Vacations & Groups email: stephanie@wtpdx.com  503.231.5103 800.594.0805  August 2005   700 NE Multnomah, #478 Portland OR 97232 World Travel Inc. (filo n Itta ■ WEST hori zed Morgan Motor Car Dealer 3003 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica. CA 90405 I www. morganwestnet (310) 998-3311 Dennis Glavis, Managing Director I dennis@morganwest net 129 VVORKS, HOS7--- THi NE.. 1.-21 , 1■1 Order the New Morgan Roadster Now Very few to be built, girosica li 47-1" '05 NEW AERO 8 POZZI BLUE/COGIVC '03 +8 SILVER/BLACK RED CROC '98+8 LJGHT IVORY/TAN '80 4/4 ROADSTER BRG/RACK '73 +8 SILVER/BLACK WINGS '66 +4 PUTTY BEIGE TAN '64 +4 TUNDRA GREEN '64 +4 RASPBERRY '63 +4 4 SEATER ROADSTER RED '63 4/4 SERIES v RACER BLACK/RED '62 +4 4 SEATER PALE YELLOW '61 +4 RED '57 +4 ROADSTER CHROME YELLOW sale pending! '52 +4 FLAT RAD ROADSTER MING BLUE


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@nratcia 1 Carl Bomstead Not that many years ago, this kind of money would have bought an actual Hudson rather than a scale model ibendum, the Michelin tire logo, is one of the world's oldest and most recognized advertising figures. He was introduced in 1898, inspired by a stack of tires, and in his first ad was depicted drinking a cocktail full of road hazards and proclaiming, "Nunc est bibendum" or "Now is the time to drink!" B Since then the Michelin man has gone through a number of iterations. While at first he was rather rotund, wore glasses and smoked a cigar, more recently he has shed both the expanded waistline and bad habits. EBAY MOTORS #4548489519-1952 HUDSON HORNET 4-DOOR. Number of Bids: 33. SOLD AT: $28,789. Date: 5/16/2005. In 1952 Hudson Hornet stock cars won 27 of the 34 NASCAR races they entered, although sadly that had little influence on Hudson sales. This low-mileage example was well presented with numerous photos and its original interior was in excellent condition. Interest in Hudsons has been increasing as of late, and the nearly $28k paid here was not out of line with current market trends. EBAY #6527269621— MAYBACH V12 HOOD ORNAMENT. Number of Bids: 46. SOLD AT: $985. Date: 5/1/2005. The seller explained at length that this hood ornament was from one of the 520 Maybach SW38 V12s that were built between 1936-39. One source suggests that only 70 to 80 SWs still exist, so they are indeed a rare breed of automobile. We should mention, however, that this design was also used on the larger and more expensive 12-cylinder Maybach Zeppelins that were built from 1930-41. Be that as it may, this is a desirable mascot and a thousand bucks is the right kind of money. 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  • • An early Bibendum chalk figure was recently offered on eBay, and even though this 32-inch piece had been restored and repainted some years ago it sold for serious money. This example was also missing the trademark cigar but that could be easily rectified. There is always quite a following for Old Bib advertising and though $3,050 seems like a bunch to pay for this figurine, it's not out of line with other recent sales. Here are a few more eBay items that caught my eye last month as I whiled away the hours online. I wonder what my wife means when she asks me when I'm "going to get a life." EBAY #5975907926—YONEZAWA 8-INCH JAPANESE TIN GM Le SABRE TOY WITH BOX. Number of Bids: 7. SOLD AT: $510. Date: 5/22/2005. GM's Le Sabre concept car was built in 1951 during the Harley Earl era, along with the Buick XP300. The Le Sabre was influenced by the F86 Sabre jet fighter, and the nose scoop was suggestive of the plane's intake. The actual car was finished in light green, but these Japanese toys were done in red or black, with red being the least common. This one was in good condition with only minor wear, but the box had some serious issues. With a better container the final bid could have easily been double what was paid here. EBAY #6521507716-1907 AAA TOUR BADGE #40. Number of Bids: 7. SOLD AT: $510. Date: 4/5/2005. AAA conducted automotive tours from 1904-13 with the stated purpose of improving the acceptance and reliability of the automobile. The 1907 tour included 82 cars and covered 1,519 arduous miles between Cleveland, Chicago and New York. This entrant's badge was in wonderful condition and should be considered a treasured piece of automotive history. The only problem for the buyer will be finding the other years to complete the set. EBAY #7145416204—GRIZZLY GASOLINE DECAL. Number of Bids: 16. SOLD AT: $93.92. Date Sold: 4/3/2005. Grizzly was the brand name for Northwest Refining, which was located in Cut Bank, MT. It was purchased by Standard in 1942, and the brand changed to Carter in 1945. This is a bunch of money for a little 4 1/2-inch decal, but it does come from Montana so that makes all the difference. Rare gas and oil items from less populated states are very much in demand and command premium prices. '  1.4.> EBAY #5974723967-1954 HUDSON CHROME PROMOTIONAL MODEL. Number of Bids: 23. SOLD AT: $1,384.89. Date: 5/15/2005. Not that many years ago, this kind of money would have bought the actual car. This 1:25 scale model was in decent condition with only light scratches and a few scuffs. It is seldom seen with a chrome finish, and though the price paid was a surprise, as I said, interest in Hudsons is on the upswing. Standard Accessories EBAY #7153477640— MAXFIELD PARRISH MAZDA LAMPS "FOR YOUR CAR" TIN FLANGE SIGN. Number of Bids: 31. SOLD AT: $3,238.98. Date: 5/8/2005. Maxfield Parrish used his distinctive style in creating a number of ads for Mazda Lamps, but this 20-inch tin flange sign is the only one that referenced automobiles. About five of these are known to exist, and while there were some scratches and scuffs on this one, it was in more than acceptable condition. The buyer did just fine here, as I would have expected it to sell for another thousand or so and still have called that reasonable money.* and c.f.., 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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