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Sports CarMarket baSIc, bRUtaL bIRDcaGE 164 page, Expanded Monterey Edition / 207 Car Auction Report Keith Martin's The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends $3.3m at monaco August 2010 crashed & burned 289 cobra—Still brings $1m Volkswagen's Slow, bong-Hauling classic Updated English car Price Guide www.sportscarmarket.com


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Sports CarMarket Keith Martin's The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends 58 Aston Martin DB2 66 Maserati Birdcage August 2010 . Volume 22 . Number 8 62 Porsche 911 Turbo IN-DEPTH PROFILES What You Need To Know FERRARI 52 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta—$3,571,600/RM A “Win on Sunday, sell on Monday” steel-bodied car John Apen ENGLISH 58 1950 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage—$395,158/RM Solid racing history outweighs some cosmetic flaws Steve Serio ETCETERINI 60 Etceterini 1954 Lancia Aurelia B20 Series 4—$136,448/ Bonhams Did this car race at the Mille Miglia and Monza or not? Donald Osborne GERMAN 62 1996 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe—$43,450/WWG A “tribute” car that can't climb the value hill Geoff Archer AMERICAN 64 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster “Le Mans”—$1,010,694/RM Can you burn the history out of a winning race car? Colin Comer RACE 66 1960 Maserati Tipo 61 “Birdcage”—$3,343,648/RM Auctions A race-track only brilliant performer Thor Thorson GLOBAL AUCTION COVERAGE 207 Cars Examined and Rated at Five Sales RM AUCTIONS 72 Monte Carlo, MCO: Eleven cars break the million-dollar mark at this first-time $45m Monaco blowout. Jérôme Hardy CARLISLE EVENTS 84 Carlisle, PA: 124 of 255 sell for a $2.4m total at Spring Carlisle. Chip Lamb BONHAMS 100 Monte Carlo, MCO: “Grandes Marques à Monaco” faces stiff competition from RM; $3.6m in sales. Jérôme Hardy WORLDWIDE AUCTIONEERS 112 Seabrook, TX: The Houston Classic brings $9m alongside the annual Keels & Wheels Concours. Carl Bomstead MECUM 124 Kansas City, MO: A $132k 1967 Corvette 427/435 coupe leads a $6.7m weekend in Kansas City. B. Mitchell Carlson EBAY MOTORS 138 What you need to hit the track in style. Geoff Archer Cover photograph: Michel Zumbrunn © Courtesy of RM Auctions


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40 California Mille FEATURES 40 California Mille: No trailer queens allowed 42 Quail Motorcycle Gathering: Oddball pack runs 46 Keels & Wheels: 100 boats and 150 cars 48 Villa d'Este: Classic BMWs showcased at Lago di Como 50 Collecting Thoughts: 2011 Mercedes SLS AMG Gullwing COLUMNS 20 Shifting Gears $140m predicted for Monterey Keith Martin 36 Affordable Classic Volkswagen Microbus becomes the hippie ride of choice Rob Sass 38 Legal Files A certificate of title can be worthless John Draneas 56 Sheehan Speaks The best first-time Ferrari might surprise you Michael Sheehan 68 From the Paddock Goodwood events hold keys worth copying Murray Smith 162 eWatch Puss in Boots in silvered bronze makes $7,570 Carl Bomstead DEPARTMENTS 22 Crossing the Block / Auction Calendar 24 The Inside Line 26 Contributors 28 You Write, We Read 30 Display Advertisers Index 32 Time Pieces: A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Moonphase 32 Neat Stuff: A Silver Bullet of a boat; Rare car posters 34 In Miniature: Maserati Tipo 60 34 Speaking Volumes: Gurney: The Ultimate Racer 92 Our Cars: 1964 Pontiac GTO 2-door hard top 139 Fresh Meat: 2008 Ferrari 599GTB F1; 1967 Ford Mustang GT500 Shelby ‘Eleanor' Recreation; 2010 Porsche Panamera S 140 Price Guide Mid-Year Update: English marques 144 Mystery Photo 144 Comments with Your Renewal 145 SCM Weekly Poll Results 146 Showcase Gallery 158 Resource Directory Photos: John Fulton/Rocketphotography.com


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Looking Into The Crystal Piston (usually southern) countryside, until you see the back of a Ferrari 250 Monza or Split-Window Fuelie inside a falling-down garage. You find the owner, offer him pennies on the dollar, H and scurry home with your kill. You've just saved tens of thousands of dollars, and have a great story to tell as well. The second way to buy a collector car is somewhat easier, and vastly more costly. You sit in a crowded room in Monterey, waiting for the car of your dreams to cross the block. Unluckily for you, it is the featured car of the auction, with its glossy photo plastered on the front of the auction catalog and in fullpage ads in enthusiast publications around the world. Every other guy in the world who wants the car is in the Michael and Katharina Levanthal - self-inflicted wind-swept styling in their 340MM room as well, or has his proxy bidding for him as he keeps tabs on the auction from his Gulfstream G650, via his sat phone. Maybe the barn-find guy is there as well, as it may be his car that is crossing the block. To be victorious, all you have to do is to keep firing $100,000 bullets from your bidder's gun, until you have vanquished all the other bidders and the prey on the stage is yours to take home. For the buyers of the star cars of the Monterey weekend, becoming a new owner is more a war of spending attrition than acumen or stealth. Old Style in a New Age In this age of instant Internet access, why do we still have land- based auctions? They seem quaint, and almost archaic. However, they also have proven to be an extremely efficient way to conduct business when it comes to determining the value of one-off artifacts, such as valuable collector cars. Land auctions bring buyers and sellers together in the same arena, and let them determine the marketplace. In the case of Monterey, five collector-car auction companies have been working all year long to bring the best-of-the-best to these auctions. More than 800 cars will be offered during a five-day period, and last year just under $120m changed hands. The auction companies know that the greatest collection of collector car wealth in the world will be concentrated in just a few square miles of California, and that the registered bidders in each of their ballrooms are ready to buy. Money is Cheaper Than Time There's another reason that land auctions are efficient. For serious collectors, time and access are often more difficult to come by than financial resources. Think how much time and energy it would take one person to look at the following five headline cars from the Monterey auctions: The 1930 Mercedes 38/250 SS (Bonhams), the 1958 Ferrari 250 TR (RM), the 1969 Boss 302 Trans Am (Russo), the 1959 Ferrari 250 TdF (Mecum) and the 1956 Maserati 200Si (Gooding). Rather than locating the cars, making appointments, inspecting and then offering to buy ─ all the while with the fear a competitor will learn about the cars and steal your kit ─ why not just show up in Monterey and bid? Further, when a car appears at a cataloged land auction, a bidder has time to do his own research, and even to test-drive a car if necessary. There's no question that the auction companies will work with you; as we have said in SCM many times, it is in the best interest of the 20 auction companies to have satisfied, informed buyers because if a deal unwinds, everyone loses. We Predict But so much for logic. What everyone wants to know is: “What's the market going to be like in Monterey?” Will the rebound and recovery continue, or will it run out of steam? Are the staggering Ferrari prices RM seems to achieve with regularity at its European sales going to be the new American prices, or are they an anomaly? Will the thundering Benz's from the '30s continue to break records, or is the group that has to have them going to that great breaking yard in the sky? Here are our predictions: We saw $120m last year in Monterey, down from $138m in 2008. We predict we're going to see $140m this year. Baby boomers may be headed towards AARP Emeritus standing, but they still have flush asset bases, part of which they are willing to turn into collectible cars. Further, as banks continue to pay nothing for deposited funds (how does one percent annually sound to you), commercial real estate looks like a desert wasteland and the Dow seems to be in love with 10,000, what's not to like about buying a 250 TR for $12m and seeing it possibly leap to $15m in a year? They only built 34, and if only one or two are for sale at any given time, it only takes three or four billionaires who have the TR red mist to keep driving the price upwards. Then there's the use factor. Vintage car owners, in ever growing numbers, seek out “soft adventures.” These are driving events that let them feel macho as they inflict the pain upon themselves of, for example, driving 1,000 miles in the rain with no top. Piloting a cranky old car across challenging landscapes requires a certain mastery of—and communion with—your machine, something completely lacking in using everyday transportation. The proliferation of vintage events has become an excuse to buy a car suited for each. California Mille, let's get a Giulietta Spider. Colorado Grand, crank up the Gullwing. New England 1000, find the keys to the 330 GTC. Duesenberg Tour… well, you get the idea. All of which drives desire and prices for select cars upwards. The auction companies have produced a spread for collectors in Monterey second to none. They assume you have the money to spend, the desire to spend it, and the places to exercise your new toys. We believe they are right, and this year's Monterey will set new records as sellers turn cars into cash, and buyers turn cash into cars. ♦ Sports Car Market ere are two extremes of collector car acquisition. The first is the barn find, where, wearing your “Tom Cotter Taught Me How to Buy Cars” T-shirt, you slog through the backwoods of the Photos: John Fulton/Rocketphotography.com


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Crossing the Block Jim Pickering For more information about events marked (*), see our exclusive 84-page Monterey Insider's Guide Supplement, polybagged with this issue all-original 1909 Wagner, a 1961 Harley-Davidson KRTT ridden and owned by John Crawford, an original Indian 8-valve, a 1923 Harley-Davidson Twin-Cam board track racer, and a 1925 BMW R32. Gooding & Company— Silver at Hot August Nights Silver Auctions—Hot August Nights Where: Reno, NV When: August 5-8 More: www.silverauctions.com Last year: 413/670 cars sold / $9.3m Hot August Nights is a celebration of the American car culture of the 1950s and 1960s, and Silver's annual auction typically sees over 600 cars on offer. American muscle and customs of all shapes and sizes will be available, including a fuel-injected 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-door hard top, a 1953 GMC Suburban, a and a 1961 Ford Galaxie Sunliner convertible. Bonhams & Butterfields— Exceptional Motorcars and Automobilia at Quail Lodge* Where: Carmel, CA When: August 12-13 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 62/102 cars sold / $14.3m Featured consignments at this year's Quail Lodge sale include a rare 1930 Mercedes-Benz 38/250 SS 7.1-Liter Sports Tourer, which has been in one-family ownership since 1955 and is estimated to be worth between $2m and $3m. The Michael L. Amalfitano Collection of sports-racing cars will also be offered, featuring a group of rare racing Porsches. RM Auctions— Sports & Classics of Monterey* Where: Monterey, CA When: August 12-14 More: www.rmauctions.com Last year: 206/239 cars sold / $35.5m This year marks RM's 25th anniversary of holding Monterey events in August, and RM's usual grouping of exceptional consignments again returns, headlined by a 1958 Ferrari 250 TR racer, a one-off 1949 Delahaye 175 S Saoutchik Roadster, a 1938 22 Talbot-Lago T150-C Lago Speciale Teardrop Coupe, and a 1933 Duesenberg Model SJ Riviera Phaeton by Brunn. Russo and Steele— Sports & Muscle at the Marriott* Where: Monterey, CA When: August 12-14 More: www.russoandsteele.com Last year: 60/112 cars sold / $5m Russo returns to the Monterey Marriott for this tenth-annual sale, which has been extended to three nights and will feature over 250 cars. Consignments include a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans Am raced by Parnelli Jones, a 1968 Plymouth Hemi Road Runner, and a 1966 Lamborghini 350GT coupe. Mecum Auctions—Mecum at Monterey* Where: Monterey, CA When: August 13-14 More: www.mecum.com Last year: 105/224 cars sold / $14.2m Mecum's first foray into the Monterey auction week caused a splash in 2009 with over $14.2m sold, and the company is coming on strong again, with this year's sale featuring a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB TdF that won a first in its GT class at Le Mans in 1959. In addition to that, expect a wide assortment of Mecum-standard American muscle and classics. MidAmerica—Vintage Motorcycle Auction & MarketPlace at Pebble Beach RetroAuto* Where: Pebble Beach, CA When: August 13-15 More: www.midamericaauctions. com Last year: 27/83 motorcycles sold / $548k Star motorcycle consignments at MidAmerica's second-annual Pebble Beach sale will include an The Pebble Beach Auction* Where: Pebble Beach, CA When: August 14-15 More: www.goodingco.com Last year: 128/159 cars sold / $50.8m The Pebble Beach Auction is Gooding's largest event of the year, and this year's sale again has a strong lineup of consignments, including a 1927 Mercedes-Benz S Boattail Speedster formerly owned by the Marx Brothers, a 1956 Maserati 200 SI Works Team development car, and a 1952 Ferrari 340 America Spider with Vignale coachwork from the estate of Gil Nickel. © Auction Calendar All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. Email auction info to: jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com. JULY 2—BONHAMS Chichester, UK 3-4—SILVER Jackson Hole, WY 9—ARTCURIAL Le Mans, FRA 9-10—ICA Iola, WI 10—SILVER Spokane, WA 10—PETERSEN Roseburg, OR 16-17—MECUM Des Moines, IA 16-17—SANTIAGO Oklahoma City, OK 21—H&H Buxton, UK 23-24—BUD WARD Denver, CO 24—BONHAMS Northamptonshire, UK 24—CHEFFINS Cambridge, UK 24—RM Rochester, MI 25—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 26-27—BARONS Surrey, UK 31-AUG 1—SPECIALTY AUTO AUCTIONS South Lake Tahoe, NV AUGUST 5-8—SILVER Reno, NV 7—MECUM Walworth, WI 12-13—BONHAMS Carmel, CA 12-14—RM Monterey, CA 12-14—RUSSO AND STEELE Monterey, CA 13-14—MECUM Monterey, CA 13-15—MIDAMERICA Pebble Beach, CA 14—VANDERBRINK Britton, SD 14-15—GOODING & CO Pebble Beach, CA 16—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 20-21—MOTOEXOTICA Springfield, MO 21—CHEFFINS Harrogate, UK 28-29—ICA Deadwood, SD SEPTEMBER 2-4—WORLDWIDE AUCTIONEERS Auburn, IN 3-5—CLASSICAL EVENT AUCTIONS Waterloo, IN 4—SPECIALTY AUTO AUCTIONS Sioux Falls, SD 4-5—SILVER Sun Valley, ID 6-7—BARONS Surrey, UK 10-11—BRANSON Branson, MO 10—BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS Tacoma, WA 11—BONHAMS Beaulieu, UK 11—BONHAMS Reims, FRA 11—BUD WARD Fort Worth, TX 11—VANDERBRINK Portland, IN 15—H&H Buxton, UK 16-19—MECUM St. Charles, IL 17—BONHAMS Sussex, UK 17-18—LEAKE Houston, TX 18—VANDERBRINK Eden, SD 22—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, UK 24-25—SANTIAGO Tulsa, OK 25—BONHAMS Brookline, MA 25—SILVER Portland, OR 25—VANDERBRINK Hardwick, MN 30-OCT 1—CARLISLE Carlisle, PA Sports Car Market


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Inside Line Chester Allen Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. ■ What do classic cars – such as a 1937 Cord 812 Cabriolet or a 1938 Delahaye 135MS Figoni et Falaschi Roadster – have to do with clothes? Well, quite a bit, especially when you look at the flowing lines of both during the Art Deco era. The Petersen Museum and the Phoenix Art Museum explore the whole topic – clothes and cars – at “Automotivated: Streamlined Fashion and Automobiles.” The exhibition opens on July 24 at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. www. petersen.org. (CA) Join the SCM Insider's Seminar at Gooding SCM News ■ SCM invites you to join us at the 9th Annual Monterey Insider's Seminar, which will be Saturday, August 14 from 9 am to 12 pm at the Gooding Auction Pavilion at Pebble Beach. Sponsors include Gooding & Company, Chubb Personal Insurance, Intercity Lines and Meguiar's. Space is limited, so register today. Visit www.sportscarmarket.com/monterey2010. Events ■ A crowd of vintage car fans, including SCM Publisher Keith Martin, gearheads and assorted politicos were in Tacoma, WA June 10 for the long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony of the 165,000-square-foot LeMay— America's Car Museum. The museum, which will cost about $60 million for the first phase, will house about 500 cars, and about 150 to 180 will be on display at a time. The LeMay Museum, which currently operates in the buildings of a former private school, has been planning the new building for more than 10 years. Said, Martin, who served as emcee of the event: “SCM has been working with the museum for almost 10 years now, and we are gratified to see the outpouring of public support. “ Beginning construction is a major step toward completion of what will surely become an important part of Northwest car culture.” The new museum is sched- uled to open next to the Tacoma 24 Dome during late summer or fall 2011. The museum is named for Harold LeMay, a man who built a collection of more than 2,300 vintage cars from the profits of his garbage-collection company. Fundraising continues, and the museum is scheduled to open late summer or fall of 2011. www.lemaymuseum.org (WA) ■ The Columbia River Concours d'Elegance and Car Show will dip tires into the always-busy world of August car events on August 21 to 22 at the historic Officer's Row National Historic District in Vancouver, Washington, and this is just eight miles from downtown Portland, Oregon. The event begins on August 21 with an entrant tour through the Pacific Northwest countryside. August 22 will feature the Concours d'Elegance and Car Show from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. www.columbiariverconcours.com.(WA) ■ Crank up the muscle car, hot rod, street rod or classic cruiser, and head to Reno for the week-long Hot August Nights. But know you won't be lonely. Event organizers say more than 800,000 gearheads and thousands and thousands of cars will join you in Reno between July 29 and August 8. Enjoy the traditional car shows, car cruises, swap meets and ear-ringing music. Who can resist a chance to see the Jelly Belly Dragster? Most events are free, but the casinos remain pay-to-play. www. hotaugustnights.com. (NV) ■ Alfa fans are wallowing in the 100th anniversary of their marque this summer, but few events will attract better cars than the Alfa Romeo Challenge during the August 13 Concorso Italiano at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey. Bigwigs from Alfa Romeo and the Alfa Romeo Museum will award an Arnoldo Pomodoro sculpture to the most historically relevant Alfa on the scene. How will they reach a decision? Who knows? We do know that this will give Alfa Addicts a new topic to argue. SCM Publisher Martin returns for the 12th year as emcee, and SCM Legal Analyst John Draneas will lead a team giving the Alfa “Best of Tipo Awards.” Also featured will be an F40 reunion and many other activities. www.concorso.com. (CA) ■ It's August, and that means the entire world of car collecting thunders, or, in the case of some elite concours cars, proceeds majestically to the Monterey Peninsula. The economy is still limping along, but auction houses are adding sale days, pricey cars – check out the 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa going on the block at RM – abound, and $200 tickets to Gordon McCall's Motorworks Revival are in hot demand. And then there's the usual extravaganza of art, racing and cars, cars, cars. Read all about it in our special, 84-page Monterey Insider's Guide, which is included with this issue of SCM. If you go and come home with a couple of cars, from the auctions, don't say we didn't warn you. After all, this is why you read SCM.© Event Calendar Jul 29 – Aug 8 – Hot August Nights (NV) www.hotaugustnights.net Jul 31 – Aug 1 – Schloss-Dyck Classic Days (DEU) www.schloss-dyck-classic-days.de 1-Tutto Italiano (MA) www.larzanderson.org 2-11 Pebble Beach Motoring Classic www.pebblebeachconcours.net 5-8 - Northwest Classic Rally (OR) www.nwclassicrally.org 6-8 - All Triumph Drive-in (OR) www.portlandtriumph.org 9-11-The Quail Rally www.quaillodgeevents.com 10-11 - Automobilia Monterey (CA) www.automobiliamonterey.com 10 - Carmel-by-The-Sea Concours On The Avenue (CA) www.motorclubevents.com 12- Pebble Beach Tour d' Elegance (CA) www.pebblebeachconcours.net 12-15-Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion www.mazdaraceway.com 13-Concorso Italiano (CA) www.concorso.com 13- Pacific Grove Auto Rally (CA) www.pgautorally.org 13-The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering (CA) www.quaillodge.com 13-15-Pebble Beach RetroAuto (CA) www.pebblebeachconcours.net 14-Concours d'LeMons (CA) www.concoursdelemons.com 14-9th Annual SCM Insider's Seminar (CA) www.sportscarmarket.com/monterey2010 15-AFAS Exhibition (CA) www.autoartgallery.com 15-Pebble Beach Concours (CA) www.pebblebeachconcours.net 21-Morgan Adams Concours (CO) www.morganadamsconcours.org 21-22-Masterpiece Concours (WI) www.milwaukeemasterpiece.com 22-Geneva Concours (IL) www.genevaconcours.net 22-Wheels of Italy (MN) www.wheelsofitaly.com 27-29-Corvettes at Carlisle (PA) www.carsat carlisle.com 29-Concours of the San Juan Islands (WA) www.sanjuanconcours.org Sports Car Market


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SCM Contributors Sports Car Market GEOFF ARCHER is a recovered English Ford Cortina addict. He and his wife currently feed and groom a spring green 1969 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 and an amaranth violet 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 coupe. He got his gearhead start as a lackey at two Porsche dealerships. He then signed on as a mechanic on the 1997 Panama-Alaska vintage rally. A hopeless cruiser of eBay and Craigs List, his regular contributions to SCM include Alfa Bits and selections from eBay Motors. This month, on p. 62, he pieces together the muddled identity of a confused 1996 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe. Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Art Director Kirsten Hegg kirsten.hegg@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Auction Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Consulting Editor Tim Parker tim.parker@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 301 Copy Editors Yael Abel, Kristen Hall-Geisler, Bill Neill Senior Auction Analysts B. Mitchell Carlson, Carl Bomstead, Paul Hardiman (Europe) Auction Analysts John Clucas (Australia), Daniel Grunwald, Jérôme Hardy (Europe), Chip Lamb, Norm Mort (Canada), Dale Novak, Phil Skinner B. MITCHELL CARLSON grew up in rural Minnesota, where he developed an early interest in tractors, trucks, and muscle cars. He took to “junkyarding” while stationed at Minot AFB, and a three-year stint in West Germany tickled his fancy for German cars. Carlson shuns what he calls “single-marque tunnel vision” and takes great pride in his “vehicular diversity,” which basically means Corvairs, Packard Eights, BMW 2800s, and a Whizzer motorbike. He attends about two dozen auctions a year and has contributed his colorful commentary to Sports Car Market since 1998. His coverage of the Mecum Kansas City auction is on p. 124. Contributing Editors Steve Ahlgrim (Ferrari), Gary Anderson (English), Colin Comer (Muscle Cars), John Draneas (Legal), Donald Osborne (Etceterini), Jim Schrager (Porsche), Michael Sheehan (Ferrari), Thor Thorson (Race Cars) Contributors John Apen, Diane Brandon, Marshall Buck, Miles Collier, Martin Emmison, Paul Hardiman, Alex Hofberg, Simon Kidston, Ed Milich, Rob Sass, Steve Serio, John L. Stein Operations Manager Mary Artz mary.artz@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 218 Senior Web Developer Jerret Kinsman jerret.kinsman@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 212 Information Technology/Internet Bryan Wolfe bryan.wolfe@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 215 Information Technology Mike Newkirk mike.newkirk@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 214 Production Assistant Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Financial Manager Nikki Nalum DONALD OSBORNE has a particular affinity for old, odd European cars, an itch he initially scratched when he first subscribed to the Alfa Romeo Market Letter in 1992, and it was not long before he was contributing. He has been a valued voice for SCM since the very start of the magazine. He is a member of the American Lancia Club, for whose magazine, Lanciana, he serves as Editor. He is the principal of collector vehicle appraisers Automotive Valuation Services, and lives in Connecticut. This month, on p. 60, he explores the characteristics of car collecting through the prism of a 1954 Lancia Aurelia B20GT Series IV Nardi Conversion. nikki.nalum@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 205 Strategic Planner Bill Woodard Print Media Director Wendie Martin wmartin@enthusiastmediagroup.com; 206.427.1652 Executive Producer, SCM Television Roger Williams roger_williams@earthlink.net ADVERTISING Display Advertising Executives Tom Mann tom.mann@sportscarmarket.com; 877.219.2605 x 211 Cody Wilson cody.wilson@sportscarmarket.com; 877.219.2605 x 213 Classified Advertising classifieds@sportscarmarket.com SUBSCRIPTIONS THOR THORSON fell in love with sports cars and race cars when his father bought a red Jag XK 150 in the late 1950s. He has vintage raced for over 20 years, the bulk of them spent behind the wheel of a blue Elva 7. When he's not racing, he is president of Vintage Racing Motors, Inc., a collector car dealer and vintage racing support company based in Redmond, Washington. His knowledge runs the full spectrum of vintage racing. He explains why a pure race car—such as a 1960 Maserati Tipo 61—won't bring the same money as comparable road car on p. 66 of this month's issue. Subscriptions Coordinator Moira Blackflower moira.blackflower@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 216 To order new subscriptions or for questions about current subscriptions 877.219.2605, x 1; service@sportscarmarket.com, fax 503-253.2234 M–F 9 am to 5 pm PST www.sportscarmarket.com CORRESPONDENCE Email service@sportscarmarket.com Customer Support www.sportscarmarket.com/helpdesk Fax 503.253.2234 General P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 FedEx/DHL/UPS 401 NE 19th, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232 The information in Sports Car Market magazine is compiled from a variety of reliable sources. However, we disclaim and deny any responsibility or liability for the timeliness, use, interpretation, accuracy, and completeness of the information presented. All material, data, formats and intellectual concepts in this issue © 2010 by Sports Car Market, Inc., Automotive Investor Media Group and Automotive Investor in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. Canada Post Publication Agreement #41578525 26 PRINTED IN USA


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You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarket.com Four-Cam Kudos To the Editor: Kudos to Archie Urciuoli for his incisive letter, “Four-Cam Thoughts,” (July “You Write/We Read” p. 22) and further kudos to SCM for publishing it. Having had terrific two-plus years with #9501 – the alloy car – when it was new, I knew that someone would be getting a really great Ferrari. At the same time, when I saw the two cars coming up at the same sale – and read the catalog descriptions – I expected the results to pretty much reflect exactly what transpired. Finally, congratulations to the buyer of the alloy-bodied car. You'll have a great time with it!—Kirk F. White, New Smyrna Beach, FL Alfa 2500 SS Berlinetta chassis To the Editor: It was interesting to read your article on the Alfa 2500 SS Berlinetta recreation (July “Etceterini, p.54). Clearly, a fine job has been done with the detailing of the bodywork. However, in view of some of the recent articles and correspondence relating to shared identity, it may be of interest to your readers that the chassis number claimed by this car is shared by a car I recently sold to a Swiss gentleman. The chassis number, 915080, was on ‘my' chassis and first recorded by the DVLA in 1948 in the United Kingdom, and during my 20-year ownership, from 1990 to this date! I understand the car that is the subject of your article has a chassis recently recovered from Eastern Europe, and anyone interested in establishing its provenance would do well to pursue the details of this discovery.—Tom Walduck, UK To the Editor: I have never owned any of the vehicles listed in the SCM e-mall, but the list of vehicles makes me wonder what direction SCM is taking regarding the demographics of your readers. I have been a reader of SCM for at least 11 years and a subscriber for about 9 years. I have watched the evolu- 28 Having had terrific two-plus years with #9501 – the alloy car – when it was new, I knew that someone would be getting a really great Ferrari tion of the magazine and think many of the changes are great. I like reading about motor- cycles, e-watch, cars we own, etc…. Heck, I'd like to see some vintage boats or RVs. I like diversity. I have a handful of collector/ special interest cars ranging from a ‘57 Nomad, a couple of Mustangs (one you'd call a “fakey-doo” Shelby, but people respond well to the car) a ‘67 SS/ RS Camaro, a ‘66 Corvair I am a “car guy,” and I like a little bit of everything. My cars are all driven, and you'll see modern batteries, after-market gauges, and maybe a CD player in the dash (or hidden elsewhere).These things make our old cars more reliable - and more fun to drive. You guys regularly knock cars for these changes. I think they make them more usable and easy to drive. I even add seatbelts! In noticing the types of cars listed in your auction coverage, the type of cars you are looking for “Seat Time” in, and lines such as a $25,000 car being called a “silly car for silly money” makes me think I need to move on to another magazine, as $25,000 is not silly money to me. I can appreciate a fine car and fine wine. But I also like hitting a swap meet and drinking beer. I think you guys may be losing the interest of us beer drinkers. You know, some of us drink beer by choice, and we like the down-toearth folks we meet at the lessexotic car events. You might have seen me in Arizona in January, Monterey or Reno in August - or at a number of other events throughout the year. I wear shorts and a baseball cap. By choice. I went from reading Car and Driver to the first issue of Automobile magazine and enjoyed the change. I didn't mind reading about David E. Davis Mr.'s farm, his dogs, or his shotguns. But, towards the end of my subscription, I kind of thought he liked to speak or write just to hear himself. His book - it's called “Thus Spake David E.” Kind of makes my point. Keith, don't turn into David Davis. On the positive side, SCM is still one of the first magazines I read monthly, cover to cover. I appreciate your results-oriented coverage. I feel like I know several of your contributors by the content and the style of their writing, and I look forward to their articles each month. Just don't forget that some subset of your readers have their sights set on a nice ‘66 Mustang, a 914 Porsche - or would be willing to enter the Ferrari world with a Mondial. Yes, I know you had one. I'm looking forward to read- ing about the Nova wagon - I had a ‘64 with a 327 but hated the Powerglide - and applaud your plans. My only suggestion would be to find a console and add SS badges. I forget if your plans included disc brakes and a dual master cylinder – or maybe a front sway bar, 605 or rackand- pinion power steering. My Nomad has all of these upgrades and more. You can add these changes, and the car can look completely stock from the outside. 14-inch wheels with 3-prong wire wheel covers (optional for your car) or a set of SS wheel covers from a Nova or Impala or Rally wheels always look good, although I prefer the small centers from ‘67 only. I always wanted to make a ‘64 Impala SS 4 door, a ‘66 GTO station wagon, or maybe build a car that GM forgot to build - and make the folks that see it wonder if they ever did. Did you guys see the ‘55 Nomad/El Camino at Barrett-Jackson years ago? It looked real! I liked your Colony Park wagon. I wish I could have helped move it or the Fiat crosscountry. My 1973 Mercury Montego MX wagon has the 2-way tailgate and the “3rd row rear facing throw up seat.” It is probably the nicest un-restored car I own. Maybe we can swap station wagon stories some day. Lastly, you guys seem to like three pedals in your cars. Parking brakes don't count. PLEASE count the pedals in your auction coverage. My interests in a Pagoda SL, a V-12 Jaguar, or even a Corvair are piqued when I can row through the gears.Automatics need not apply. OK, I feel better. I hope you guys appreciate and consider my comments.—Mark Blaskovich, Santa Clara, CA Keith Martin responds: Mark, thanks for your thoughtful post. We'd like to think that from Coors Light to Screaming Eagle Cabernet, we've got something for any thoughtful gearhead in each issue of SCM. “Silly money” is a relevant term, as $5m might be silly for one reader, and $5,000 for another. It is true, however, that old cars are getting more expensive – to buy, to repair, to restore and to use. A 289 Cobra used to be expensive at $100,000, now it's a bargain at $500,000. So you will find SCM continuing to tilt towards coverage of the upper end of the market, because activity there generally determines what the rest of the market is going to do. I hate to disappoint you, but I doubt you'll see a section on RV values in the near or far future. RM Auctions


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Ad Index Alan Taylor Company, Inc ..............................123 Aston Martin of New England ........................119 Autobooks-Aerobooks ....................................161 Autosport Designs ...........................................121 Barrett-Jackson .................................................25 Bathys Hawaii Watch Co. .................................33 Battery Tender/DBA Deltran ..........................110 BMW Car Club of America, Inc. ......................37 Bonhams & Butterfields ....................................23 Branson Collector Car Auction .........................77 Brookside Import Specialties ..........................137 Carrera Motors ..................................................35 Cavallo Motorsports ..........................................57 Charles Prince Classic Cars ............................129 Chubb Personal Insurance .................................21 Classic Restoration ............................................75 Classic Showcase ............................................123 Cobalt Automotive LLC .................................163 Collector Studio ..............................................119 Columbia River Concours ...............................121 Concorso Italiano ..............................................79 Cosdel .............................................................135 Cosmopolitan Motors...................................... 111 Courtney Adamski ..........................................149 Custom Autosound ..........................................149 DL George Coachworks ....................................99 Driversource Houston LLC .............................115 European Collectibles .....................................135 Exhibitions & Trade Fairs .................................83 Exotic Car Transport .......................................149 Fairfield County Concours ................................85 Fantasy Junction ..............................................117 Ferrarichat.com ...............................................161 Ferrariliterature.com .......................................127 Fine Sports Cars ..............................................149 GMP Diecast ...................................................125 Gooding & Company ..........................................2 Granite Digital ................................................136 Grundy Worldwide ..........................................115 Guild of Automotive Restorers .......................117 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. ..............................133 H & H Sales Limited .........................................55 Hagerty ..............................................................49 Hamann Classic Cars ........................................53 Heacock Classic ...............................................73 Heritage Classics ...............................................89 Hilton Head Island Concours ..........................137 Hyman ...............................................................69 Insider's Seminar ............................................131 Intercity Lines ...................................................39 JJ Best Banc & Co ..........................................147 Kidston ..............................................................10 Kirkland Concours d'Elegance .......................101 Mac Neil Automotive ...............................43, 145 Mecum Auction ...............................................4–7 Meguiar's ..........................................................45 Mercedes 300SL Register ...............................149 Mercedes Classic Center ...................................29 Mid America Auctions ......................................95 Miller's Mercedes Parts, Inc ..........................148 Morris & Welford, LLC ..................................164 Motor Classic & Competition Corp. ...............149 Motorsports Marketing Resources ..................103 Mr. Colin Sutton................................................81 Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance .................105 Park Place LTD .................................................31 Paul Russell .....................................................133 Pebble Beach Concours ....................................93 Plycar Transportation Group .............................91 Poff Transportation .........................................149 Porsche ..............................................................19 Putnam Leasing .................................................47 Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club ......................97 Reliable Carriers ...............................................71 RM Auctions .........................................12–15, 17 Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo ..............................125 Ross Classic ....................................................113 RPM Autobooks ..............................................161 Russo & Steele ..................................................27 Silver Collector Car Auctions ...........................87 Specialty Auto Auctions, Inc ...........................135 Sports & Specialist Cars .................................129 Steve Austin's Great Vacations .......................145 Sunriver Concours ..........................................109 Symbolic Motor Car Co. .....................................3 The Auburn Auction ........................................107 The Stable, Ltd. ...............................................127 Vintage Rallies ................................................141 VIP Transport Inc. ...........................................161 Watchworks .....................................................161 Worldwide Group ................................................8 As for the Nova, it's a factory 283, we've added an Edelbrock Performer Intake and four-barrel. No console, but SS bucket seats and a Hurst Competition Shifter and linkage. We'll have some photos next month. Another Nova nutso To the Editor: I nearly fell off my chair over the news of Publisher Keith Martin's 1964 Nova station wagon project. I'm thrilled, and had to write to you regarding the 1964 Nova wagon project I had. It's been 10 years, and I truly regret selling it. It was the topof-the-line 400 Series Nova and well-optioned. It was Fawn Beige in and out, with AM radio, power steering, power brakes, neatlooking, blue-tinted windows all around, front bumper guards, chrome roof rack, a 283CI/195hp 2bbl. with Powerglide, power rear window, and A/C. Yes, it was the factory, under dash A/C with the manual pull cable to engage the compressor. And everything worked. The car was from Texas. The paint was cooked on top - but not a hint of rust - and all the trim was in place and undented. I had to pull the bench seat, as it was so uncomfortable. I bought a pair of creepy bloodied buckets from a late-1980s J-car. Creepier yet: the bolt pattern on the seat tracks remained the same over all those years and they bolted right in - the outer bolts, anyway. Because of the bench there were no inner holes, and I couldn't bring myself to put holes in the floorpan so I drove it that way. Doh! I drove it to the first Cleveland Indy car race, but the skinny little radiator wasn't up to the job, so I drove it on the original temp gage. I wanted to use the air conditioning all the time, but it would overheat, so I would just push in the compressor cable till the temp came down then – and then re-engage it to cool off. The car even had the little “Air Conditioned” stickers in the rear corners of the back windows. I put on 14x6 Rally wheels painted body color with modern radials - plus an Addco rear sway bar on it for a very respectable ride. I always wanted to swap the Powerglide for a manual but didn't. I realize the early Nova manuals were Saginaws, but, if I were you, I would go with a Is this vintage ‘'Bird just another 1960's car with little upside? Muncie if for no other reason than the weight. And anything you can do to build torque in that little 283 will really help. I hope yours is the 220hp 4bbl. version. I finally sold it to a guy in Wisconsin who flew over in a small plane and drove it back. I discovered SCM in 2002 and have read every word of every issue since. Keep up the good work, and I can't wait to hear what's next for the Nova.— Duncan Morrow, Lansing MI What's up with my T-bird? To the Editor: As a subscriber to SCM for a number of years now and the somewhat reluctant owner of a very clean, low-mileage (31K) 1964 Ford Thunderbird, I noted with some dismay, that rarely is this vintage T-Bird ever mentioned in SCM. Additionally, they don't seem to be included in the pricing guide you publish yearly. What's up? Is this vintage ‘Bird just an- other 1960's car with little upside? Are there too many in the production series to be of interest? Or is it an oversight on SCM's part? I'm trying to decide what to do with the car and if there is an upside, I'll likely keep it. If not, it will probably come out of storage and into the marketplace. Thanks, and I sincerely enjoy your magazine. —John Stevenson, Denver, CO Jim Pickering, SCM Auction Editor, responds: Thanks for your letter, John. When it comes to your T-bird, there are several things to consider. A 1964 Thunderbird is not as collectible as an earlier example, at least not currently, and that's part of the reason you don't see them as often in the pages of SCM. That said, we'll certainly cover great ones when we they cross the block. But just because they're not the most collectible T-Birds available doesn't mean you should dump yours as a used car. The market continues to buzz over original cars, and low mileage is still a huge bonus. You didn't mention whether yours is a convertible, but if it is, I'd expect to pay around $15k-$30k, depending on condition. A hard top cuts that to about $10k-$20k. As for the SCM Price Guide, we're always looking to improve it, and you can expect to see more makes and models in the future. Errata Clarification: July's Collecting Thoughts on Pebble Beach Best of Show Restorations (p. 42) understated the level of collaboration on the 2003 winner Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic. All the work was carried out in Jim Stranberg's shop, which is High Mountain Classics in Berthoud, CO. Stranberg was responsible for all mechanicals, Glen Watt the paint and David Chamberlain the wood trim. Scott Sargent, of Sargent Metalworks, did the bodywork at the premises of High Mountain Classics.” Ricardo Alarcón Jiménez is from Mexico City, Mexico. SCM mistakenly placed this gentleman in the wrong part of the globe in the July 2010 “1956 Mercedes Benz 300c Station Wagon by Binz” profile . 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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Moonphase One of the most discreet watches ever conceived is the 1815 Moonphase by A. Lange & Sohne. Made as an homage to Emil Lange (the founder's second son), this model was introduced in 1999 to celebrate Emil's 150th birthday and limited to 150 pieces in platinum and 250 in rose gold. Lange & Sohne goes back to its founder, Adolphe Lange, who in 1845 set up a watchmaking factory in the German city of Glashutte which then enjoyed the reputation of being Germany's watchmaking hub. Lange's early successes attracted Kaiser Wilhelm, who became their first royal patron. Manufacturing under the most modern conditions and employing strict quality standards, Lange & Sohne operated profitably until the division of Germany at the close of WWII. East of Berlin, Glashutte fell under Soviet control and the communists seized the factory. Shortly after reunification, Walter Lange, Adolphe's great-grand- son, returned to his ancestral home to re-establish operations 145 years to the day after the original. Within a few years of development Lange introduced a revolutionary new line of watches that are fully made in-house. At first glance, the dial of the 1815 is simple yet captivating. Velvety deep black, the dial relates the time, which includes a subsidiary seconds hand at 4:00, to a display of the moon phase as seen in correlation to the Big Dipper. With little pretension, the dial evokes the anticipation felt as the planetarium lights dim and the star show begins. The watch case itself is expertly crafted. The case back, which is secured by six screws, is fitted with a rear sapphire crystal to allow movement viewing. Though it is not large (36 mm across) the watch is surprisingly heavy, weighing 2.75 ounces. The buttery, untreated German silver bridges glow with an organic sheen that sets off the burnished gold jewel settings held in place with impossibly bright blued steel screws. Balancing the obvious technical expertise is a modest dose of hand engraving that embellishes the balance cock. Lange & Sohne watches are unique. Though the movement has no major design divergence from the norm, it does feature a fine example of technical superiority in how the lunar cycle is calculated. Where most standard design moon phase watches emulate a 29.5 day lunar month, this watch zeros in with a much more exacting degree accommodating the actual synodic month of 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 3 seconds. The ingenious design allows for accuracy of the moon indicator by a one day lunar display error only once in 1,058 years. To mark Lange's 165th anniversary this year, they are releasing a new limited edition 1815 Moonphase with retail pricing of $24,500 to $54,500, depending on the version. A 1999 version, if you can find one, will set you back more than three times the original price. Modern Lange & Sohne watches can be found for as little as $7,000, and they reach from there into the six-figure category. Many brands have come and Details Production date: 1845 to present Best place to wear one: While graciously accepting a Nobel Prize for your contribution to the field of Chemical Engineering gone, only to be revitalized again yet then capture nothing of the quality that made their names famous in the beginning. Lange & Sohne is a fine exception to that rule. SCM Five-Star Rating: Rarity: Durability: Parts/Service Availability: Cool Factor: Web: www.omegawatches.com Neat Stuff sponsored by MMRsite.com A Silver Bullet on Water We're all wallowing in summer right now, and that means spending time off the road and on the water. But there's nothing wrong with driving a Chris-Craft Silver Bullet 20 Limited Edition around the lake on a hot afternoon. The silver wire carbon-fiber dash and instrument panel look as though they were lifted out of a 1950s sports car. Each boat is 20 feet long with a transom beam of 6 feet, 10 inches. The hull gleams with metallic sliver paint, and teak is found on the foredeck, swim platform and cockpit floor. The Silver Bullet, which is limited to 150 boats a year, gets out of the hole in less than 3 seconds, thanks to a 270-hp Volvo 5.7 Gxi engine. Top speed is 57.7 mph, which is moving right along on water. The 34-gallon gas tank will fuel the boat for 113 miles at a 24 mph cruising speed. That kind of fuel economy makes even the thirstiest car in your collection look like a practical commuter. That said, running a fast, stylish boat over glassy water is a sure cure to a summer heat wave. $75,995, which includes shipping and an on-board air compressor. www.chriscraft.com. Garage Posters Fit For Framing Do you remember all the cool car and race posters that hung on auto dealer walls? Wouldn't it be great to have an original Porsche 356 Steering Wheel poster for the garage? Sure it would! Vintage Auto Posters is the place to find – and buy – posters from the 1900s through the 1980s. One catch: These original posters run from $500 to $5000 or more. Doesn't all this make you wish you hung onto some of those throwaway gimmes from years gone by? www.vintageautoposters.com. 32 Sports Car Market


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In Miniature by Marshall Buck Maserati Tipo 60 An evocative shape if ever there was. That is the Maserati Tipo 60 “Birdcage” and the better- known Tipo 61. The cars sported wild looks and an impressive competition history – including the 1000 Km Nurburgring Race in 1960, when Dan Gurney and Stirling Moss piloted their team Camoradi Tipo 61 to victory. The model shown here is a 1:18 scale, mass- production piece by CMC. All their models are made in China. The CMC Birdcage retails for $298, but you can find them from many dealers and on eBay for less. As the saying goes, “Everything old is new again.” I say this with reference to modeling these cars, as my company, CMA pro- duced an extremely limited edition of only 30 hand-builts of this car in 1:24 scale during 1993. Moss and Gurney personally autographed each model. Fast forward to just a few years ago and CMC have made the same model in an open- ended edition – figure a run of15,000 or more. There is another, autographed edition of 1,200 models. This is odd because they had Moss and Gurney autograph the hoods of the models, and relegated 600 to each driver. So, if you want both drivers' autographs, well... then you have to buy two models at about $500 each. I don't like an autograph on the body of my models, but that's my personal preference. To confuse things further, Minichamps also released a mass- production, 1:18-scale, Chinese-made model shortly after CMC. The Minichamps piece is much less detailed than CMC, but it's priced about $150 less as well. You get what you pay for. Refer to SCM Vol. 20 #4 (April, 2008 p. 26) for my review on the Minichamps Carroll Shelby T-61 Birdcage. The CMC model is a beautiful and extensively detailed piece, and quite a feat of engineering. The model features intricate detail, numerous working parts, and a complete “Birdcage” frame and chassis under the skin! However, the model is not accurate or faithful to the real car at any time -- not as restored now or when it originally raced in 1960. Like all mass- market manufacturers today, CMC did all of their research off of a completely restored car and then took further artistic license. Hence, historic inaccuracies are reflected in the model's body. Numerous other details are all very close—but far from correct. Most bothersome inaccuracies on the list are body shape and windshield. The car's graphics are as restored—not as raced. The upholstered seats look as though they came out of a child's toy. There was no effort to hide or disguise the heads of the countless tiny screws used to assemble this complex model. The wheels should have been painted silver, which CMC never does on any of their racing car models. I'm always amazed at the great effort and detail they put in, only to spoil things with numerous inaccuracies and some heavy handedness. Now here is where some of you may seriously question my sanity. Even with all of its many foibles and faults, I love this model. It is superbly finished, with the exception of one hinged hood latch that doesn't work. Fit and finish is far better than ever existed when the real car was built. You can spend a very long time looking over one of these and will be amazed by all the various details and parts—more than 1,100 of ‘em. The brilliance of a CMC model is really the entire package. This company utilizes various metals and plastics to replicate all of the components of the real car. If you're like me, and love the details, then a must-have is the separate rolling chassis model which lifts the cloak off all the hidden bits. The chassis is out of production and was from a “limited edition”—not very—of 3,000 models. Some dealers still have them, and they can be found regularly on eBay in the $200 range, which I consider a bargain, even with the large numbers in this edition. Most CMC models are available everywhere. 34 Model Details Production Date: 2006 Quantity: 16,000 or more SCM Five-Star Rating: Overall Quality: Authenticity: ½ Overall Value: Web: www.cmc-modelcars.de/us Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Dan Gurney: The Ultimate Racer By Karl Ludvigsen, Haynes Publishing Group, 208 pages, $42.96, Amazon (used) The 2010 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion (the 37th Monterey Historics for those of us not yet wearing the new logo shirt) is honoring Dan Gurney rather than a particular marque. This, of course, is a welcome change, putting the spotlight of a special American event on a special American racer. Gurney is the only American to win a Formula 1 race in a car of his own construction (one of a short list of five American drivers who won GPs, including two world champions, Phil Hill and Mario Andretti). But his F1 exploits are almost a footnote for fans on this side of the pond. From NASCAR stock cars to Trans-Am, from the Indianapolis 500 to leading the Ford juggernaut at the Le Mans 24 hours, Gurney demonstrated amazing talent coupled with an aw-shucks public demeanor, while winning with style and losing with grace. Gurney is deep in the process of writing his autobi- ography, due out next year, but as his career victory lap begins at Laguna Seca in August, it is worth looking at this obvious companion piece, the 2000 biography by Karl Ludvigsen. It's a book that relied on everyone but Gurney himself (which hints more at a conflict between subject and author than the inability to pick up the phone). Despite that, Gurney's voice comes through from interviews published elsewhere, compiled from a career that was well-documented and all too short—from the late '50s to 1970. It leads him from clandestine races on the roads around high-desert subdivisions to drives in Formula 1 for Ferrari, Porsche and his own All American Racers team. He was always surprising, whether winning four consecutive 500-mile stock car races on the road course at Riverside, or sharing the podium at Le Mans with A.J. Foyt. As the bumper sticker on my Datsun 2000 said so long ago, “Dan Gurney for President.” Provenance: Ludvigsen is a prolific master of motorsports pho- tojournalism, the author of nearly 50 books and the envy of press box scribblers the world over. Here he combines that high skill level with a delightfully rich number of historical photos. Fit and Finish: In that nether world between bio with a few photo plates and a picture book with some added text, the book succeeds, but fails on page design and print and materials quality. It feels more like a book from the ‘50s, and is sadly lacking in crisp blacks. Drivability: An easy read, data rich and with a lively, conversa- tional style, “Dan the Man” is the perfect book to keep you warm as you wait for the autobiography. Sports Car Market


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Affordable Classic VW Microbus 1950-1967 Volkswagen Microbus Adopted as the official vehicle of the counterculture, few escaped loads of macrobiotic produce from the local commune—or the haze of bong smoke by Rob Sass D uring the 1950s, the people charged with the task of selling imported cars were often more in tune with what the market wanted than the manufacturers. Witness the string of successes that U.S.-based BMW and Porsche importer Max Hoffman had with the Porsche Speedster, BMW 2002 and Bavaria. In the case of the VW Microbus, it was Dutch importer Ben Pon who conceived of a light van based on VW Type 1 (Beetle) mechanicals. Save for rare oddballs like Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion car and the Stout Scarab, nothing like the VW Microbus had ever been seen. Originally, VW tried to build the Microbus on a standard Beetle pan. But this wasn't robust enough, so a bespoke pan was designed for the Microbus. Amazingly, however, the wheelbase remained the same as that of the Beetle, as did the 1100cc 24hp flat four from the Beetle of the day. Surprisingly, given its bread loaf-like shape, the Microbus' drag coefficient was lower than the Beetle's. From the Microbus's debut in March of 1950, it was a solid hit. It was used all over Europe as everything from a delivery van to an ambulance. It had little competition other than the slightly more conventional-looking Citröen H Van, which had been introduced in 1947. 1967 Volkswagen Transporter 21 Window microbus Sambas featured a series of little sky lights, which Hip transportation But it was on American college campuses and in places like Haight- Ashbury and the East Village that the Microbus made the greatest impact. Adopted as the official vehicle of the counterculture, few escaped loads of mac- robiotic produce from the local commune—or the haze of bong smoke from loaded passengers. Aerial shots of the line of cars heading to Max Yasgar's farm during the Woodstock Festival seem to reveal that every third vehicle was a Microbus. And while this was years before the notion of a practical zero-emission vehicle, nothing about the performance of the Microbus would lead one to believe that it wasn't solar powered. This seemed to be enough to satisfy the hippie ethic. All T1 Microbuses produced through 1967 carried anachronistic split screen windshields, and they were powered with 1,100, 1,200 or 1,500 cc engines. None produced anything approaching adequate horsepower for sustained travel on Interstate highways. Models from 1950 to early 1955 were nicknamed “Barn doors” because of the tall engine compartment lid. Some parts, such as the gas tank, front lever Details Years produced: 1950-67 Number produced: 425,030 Original list price: $1,850 SCM Valuation: $25,000-$50,000 (Samba) Tune-up cost: $150 Distributor cap: $6 Chassis #: Plate in front of gear lever; plate behind hand brake; or under the rear seat Engine #: Rear crankcase flange below the generator Club: Vintage Volkswagen Club of America PO Box 1016 Springdale, AR 72764 More: www.thesamba.com Alternatives: 1947-81 Citröen H Van; 1956-65 Fiat Multipla; 1961-65 Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier SCM Investment Grade: B (Samba) 36 shocks and steering that are unique to these early buses and they are now rather difficult to find. Windows galore The most basic model was the Kombi, which was a commercial and passenger van with removable rear seats. Most were 11-window models, as they had two front door windows, six side windows, two windshield panes, and a rear window. Kombis had no headliners or carpeting, and the rear seats were optional. Standards added carpeting, a headliner and middle and rear seating. Deluxe models featured two-tone paint and nicer interiors. Deluxe drivers also got additional side windows and corner windows, which made the 13-Window or 15-window bus. made them 21- or 23- window models. Sambas also sported a sliding fabric sunroof and polished aluminum trim. These features make them the most collectible Microbuses. Other models included panel vans without side win- dows, pickups and campers. The official converter for the latter was Westfalia. For those dead-set on reliving the carefree days of bad acid, violent campus protests, rock festivals with one portable toilet for every 25,000 people and the prospect of being drafted into an enormously unpopular war, there are plenty of Microbus survivors out there. The same rules for selection apply to any other Beetle variant. Rust in the floor, the battery box and under the windshield is bad news. Mechanical issues are not. Mechanical parts have been produced in Latin America for years and are quite inexpensive. Obviously, the Deluxe models are the most expensive to restore, as they have more elaborate interiors and bright work. Cloth sunroof replacement can also be somewhat expensive. Demand remains high Other than the reactions Microbuses elicit from the driving public, there's nothing particularly fun about the driving experience. Microbuses are horrifically underpowered, have mediocre drum brakes and a bus-like steering wheel position. But like a nice BMW Isetta, great ones always seem to bring active bidding at auctions and when they appear on eBay. With baby boomers still around and romanticizing about the Microbus and its place in the 1960s, it seems like it will be quite some time before interest and demand tails off. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Legal Files John Draneas Who Gets the Car – or Boat? Holding onto the certificate of title until you get paid is no legal protection. Once the buyer pays the broker, that certificate of title is worthless T he Oregon Court of Appeals recently decided a case of interest to car collectors. The case involved a 29-foot Sea Ray boat, but the legal principles apply equally to collector cars. The boat's owner, a supervi- sor at a title and escrow company, kept the boat moored at a Portland marina. The marina was also the home of a yacht brokerage that used several rows of berths to moor its consigned inventory. The owner's son told the broker that his mother wanted to sell the boat, and he consigned it to the broker by signing a consignment agreement. The broker then moved the boat to one of its slips. A buyer paid $65,000 cash to Slippery characters In summary, at the first trial, the son testified that his mother did not authorize him to sell the boat, and he was evasive about whether it was his signature on the contract. The owner testified that she never wanted to sell the boat, that she never authorized the consignment or sale, and she reprimanded her son for his actions. The buyer testified that he Carefully choosing a broker can keep your sale on track the broker for the boat. He then moved it to his private slip behind his home in another part of the Columbia Slough. Where's my money? Shortly thereafter, the broker filed bankruptcy without having paid the owner for the boat. The owner enlisted the help of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Department River Patrol. The officers found the boat, and the original owner took it back. But the buyer sued, claiming that he was the rightful owner of the boat because he had paid the full purchase price to the broker. The owner's position was threefold: She had never authorized her son to list the boat for sale. She had never authorized the broker to sell the boat. And, as she still held the valid certificate of title in her name, legal title had not transferred to the buyer, and she was still the owner of the boat. When this case was first heard, the judge ordered that the boat be returned to the original owner. However, the case was appealed, and after examining the evidence, the Court of Appeals reversed the earlier verdict and ordered that the boat be given back to the buyer. Why Oregon has adopted the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), as have all the 50 states. As the states adopt the UCC, they typically delete or make various modifications to some of its specific provisions, and others are adopted without change. The UCC provisions that are pertinent to this decision have been adopted without substantial change in most or all states. Under the UCC, the entrusting of goods to a merchant who ordinarily deals in such goods gives the merchant the power to transfer all of the ownership rights in the goods to a purchaser in the ordinary course of business. In this case, the broker was a merchant who ordinarily sold boats, and the boat was sold in the ordinary course of its business. Consequently, the only issue in this case was whether or not the boat had been “entrusted” to the broker. “Entrusted” is defined very simply in the UCC. All that is required is that pos- session of the goods be delivered to the merchant, and that the owner agrees to the retained possession of the goods by the merchant. In simpler words, the goods are voluntarily given to the merchant without any demand that they be given back. Further, it makes no difference what conditions are agreed to between the parties. For example, an agreement that the goods will not be sold for less than a specified amount, or will not be sold without the specific consent of the owner, does not eliminate the entrustment. 38 liked the boat, paid for it, and didn't know anything more about it. The bankrupt broker's former employees testified and did not impress the judge. As mentioned above, the trial judge ruled in favor of the boat's original owner, and declared the boat should be returned to her. On appeal, the Court of Appeals reversed the decision, and ruled that the buyer was the rightful owner of the boat. Watch the email trail In reversing the original verdict, the Court of Appeals focused on two critical pieces of evidence that had come to light during the trial. One was the owner's occupation. The Court thought the original owner should have known better, as she was a 32-year veteran of the title industry – and she was a supervisor at a title and escrow company. The other piece of evidence was a string of emails between her and the broker. Once the buyer paid for the boat, the broker sent an email to the original owner asking her to confirm the net price of $57,500 and to provide a copy of both sides of the boat title. Within 30 minutes, she responded by stating that she had previously sent them a copy of the title - but would resend it that evening. She also declined to confirm the net price unless the broker confirmed that she would not be charged for moorage and incidentals. The broker confirmed that all charges would be waived. The owner then confirmed the net price, but she stated that she wanted to receive payment before the boat was given to the buyer. These emails killed the owner's case. In the Court's view, every element of the emails supported the conclusion that the owner had entrusted the boat to the broker, and that she was well aware that it was being offered for sale. Why else would she fax the title to the broker? And her statement that a copy of the title had been previously sent indicated she had known about the consignment for some time. Her request that moorage fees be waived indicated she was aware that the boat was moored in one of the broker's slips, not hers. If the broker did not have possession, how could there be any obligation to pay moorage fees to them? Sports Car Market


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Title certificate insignificant The Court of Appeals ruled that the buyer was the rightful owner of the boat, and the owner's recourse was limited to claims against the broker. The fact that the owner still held the valid certificate of title in her name was of no significance whatsoever. That is because a certificate of title does not, by itself, establish legal ownership. It serves only as evidence of ownership, and it can be outweighed by contrary evidence. Once the buyer paid the broker for the boat, the UCC made it his boat, and the owner could simply be compelled to sign over the title. A relationship to cars This case serves as a clear example of what can hap- pen when a collector consigns a car to a broker. Given the state of the law, there is really nothing the collector can do to protect the car. Keeping the certificate of title won't accomplish any- thing. Clear provisions in the consignment agreement won't either. Signs on the car establishing the owner's ownership won't work if they are removed by the broker. Lien filings or the like won't work either, as buyers are not obligated to search the lien records. The logic of the law is that the innocent purchaser should be protected because our system of commerce depends on the consumer's confidence that once he or she walks into a retail store and pays for goods, the merchant's creditors aren't going to show up later and take the goods back. The law applies equally to $60 running shoes, $100,000 diamond necklaces, and $5 million Ferraris. The fact that some states require cars to be titled means nothing – that is just a little detail to be handled later. Once you entrust your car to a broker, you are taking the risk that, if the broker does anything wrong, your claims run against the broker and not against the buyer. What to do If you are going to consign your car to a broker, your safest protection is the broker's integrity and financial stability. Investigate the broker's reputation through references and your own contacts. If the car is valuable enough, ask the broker to provide some evidence of fiscal standing, such as financial statements or bonds. Don't be complacent just because of the broker's size and track record. After all, we've seen articles in SCM about bankrupt Lamborghini dealers and failed auction companies. Another approach could be to consign the car to the broker but to retain possession. This approach protects you because there can be no entrustment if the merchant does not have possession of the car. The broker can advertise the car, negotiate a sale, and so on. But you would not relinquish possession to the buyer until the money is in your bank account. Of course, this makes matters more difficult for everyone. It's harder for the broker to find a buyer when the car isn't sitting in the broker's showroom. Also, you have to be involved when buyers need access to the car for inspection and test drives. And the funds transfer becomes more cumbersome. But that may be the price you have to pay for the protection. But above all else, the most important lesson for readers to take away from this case is that holding onto the certificate of title until you get paid is absolutely no legal protection at all. Once the buyer pays the broker, that certificate of title is no longer worth the paper it's printed on. © JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. August 2010 39


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Event California Mille 20th Annual California Mille Driving fast cars, littering the stunning countryside with British car parts and making lifelong friends are the lasting memories of this wonderful event by Stan Bauer the event ended in 1957 after Ferrari driver Alfonso de Portago crashed his Ferrari, killing himself, his co-driver and numerous spectators. Many years later, I emigrated from South Africa to I the United States. One day in 1994, while I was reading an automobile magazine, I came upon an article about an event called the California Mille that mirrored the spirit and automobiles of the Italian event. I called a friend of mine, who, after very little persuasion, agreed to submit our application. No trailer queens allowed Our first California Mille was in 1995. We drove a Triumph TR3 from Los Angeles to San Francisco. After completing the 1,000-mile rally, we then drove back to L.A. On the first day, all the eager participants met at the Fairmont Hotel, where an eclectic mix of magnificent cars – automobiles that I had only seen at car shows – were lined up in front of the hotel. These automobiles were not trailer queens. In con- trast, they were automobiles that were ready to be driven in all types of weather and on all types of roads - for 1,000 miles. After checking out all the automobiles, we drove to Tahoe. We found ourselves between Ferrari Testarosas, C -Type and D-Type Jaguars, pre-war Bentleys and 65 other fantastic sports cars built between 1927 and 1957. Driving with these cars at high speeds - on some of the most magnificent roads in the world - and listening to the engine sounds was like being at a symphony concert. Bauer in his Allard Simultaneously, we were able to enjoy the most magnificent scenic drives in the world. The scenic highlights were the Ferndale Loop, and the redwood trees on the Avenue of the Giants in Mendocino. There are so many amazing roads on the California Mille that there is always something new to see. Littering the countryside with British parts I met SCM Publisher Keith Martin on that first event, and he published an event newsletter on every evening. (I've subscribed to SCM since them, and feel like I'm a part of the family as I've watched it grow.) In one article, he accused us of littering the countryside with British parts. That was partly true. One day our generator fell off, the next a fan blade sliced through the water hose, but we always managed to get the car back on the road again. A blanket of snow covered Tahoe. Reluctantly, we erected the top - only to discover that we left the side screens at home. As a result, we were forced to drive through a blizzard inside and outside the car. However, we were so high (from the experience, not from the agricultural offerings of Mendocino) that nothing could have spoiled the experience. The camaraderie was infectious at lunch and dinner. Everyone recounted their stories: winning dices, misreading of directions, and narrow escapes. Every story was an exciting adventure! Every year a friendly reunion On our first California Mille, I knew no one. I was truly the immigrant. Now, after 15 times on the Mille, every year is like a reunion. I have made lifelong friends on this event with car guys from all over the world. For the next 10 years, I did the event in my Porsche Speedster. My co-drivers have been my wife, my son, my late father, brothers-in-law, a nephew, a cousin and friends. My reliable Speedster has done about 35,000 miles to and from San Francisco and on the event. The last few events I gave the Speedster a rest and did the event in some of my other cars: XK120, a D-Type Jag and an Allard J2x. Four years ago, I sold my business and now these types of events have become my full-time occupation. I only buy cars that are eligible for events. In the last few years, I fulfilled my dream of participating in the Mille Miglia in Italy in my Austin Healey 100S. I have also participated numerous times in the Carrera Panamericana, the Colorado Grand, the California Classic, the Quail Rally, the Carolina Trophy, the Copper State, the Melbourne Mille in Australia, and many other smaller events with good friends. The bottom line is that Martin Swig turned me into an addict. In fairness to Martin, Driving 1,000 miles with good friends and fast cars 40 I had the correct DNA and he had best roads. The California Mille was my first rally and, as they say in the classics, “You always remember your first!” © Sports Car Market have been a car nut my entire life. I even remember when Stirling Moss won the Mille Miglia in 1955. As a teenager, I fantasized about racing in the Mille Miglia in Italy, but unfortunately before I could, Photos: John Fulton/Rocketphotography.com


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SCMers—California Mille 2010 Drew Alcazar & John Bemiss—Phoenix, AZ 1961 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider Stanley Bauer & Simon Rubin— Beverly Hills, CA 1952 Allard J2X Richard Belveal & Bill Kilpatrick— Prescott, AZ 1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 Super Garrett Bouton & Fritz Bullman—San Francisco, CA 1939 Jaguar SS-100 John & Sonia Breslow—Scottsdale, AZ 1955 Lancia Aurelia B20S Michael & Meg Bruno—Armonk, NY 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Joel & Raquel Carash—Stockton, CA 1927 Bentley 3-Liter Martin & Tanya Chisholm— Brockhampton, UK 1936 HRG LeMans Brian & Susan Currie—La Quinta, CA 1952 Siata Daina Gran Sport Richard & Sandra Darling— Long Beach, CA 1957 Alfa Romeo Sprint Veloce Lt Wt Craig & Bunny Davis—Pebble Beach, CA 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750GS Robert Davis & Jerry Anderson— San Francisco, CA 1953 Siata 208S James Feldman & Terry Johndahl— Portland, Oregon 1957 AC Ace-Bristol Zagato John Fitzpatrick & Betty Fitzpatrick— Redding, CA 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Peter Fodor—Los Angeles, CA 1952 Ferrari 212 Barchetta Ernie & Jeanne Gabiati—Lafayette, CA 1956 Jaguar XK 140 MC ots Frank & Leah Gabrielli—Danville, CA 1927 Bentley 3-Liter Alexandra Geremia & Xavier Maignan— Santa Barbara, CA 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Charles & Barbara Goodman— San Rafael, CA 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Roger & Priscilla Higgins—Santa Ynez, CA 1952 Jaguar XK120 OTS Max & Sue Jamiesson—Carmel Valley, CA 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Najeeb & Nancy Khan—Edwardsburg, MI 1958 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT Peter Lambert—Muir Beach, CA 1937 Lancia Aprilia John Lamm & Thomas Bryant— San Clemente, CA 1953 Lancia Aurelia B20S Gerry & Helen Leumann— Luzem, Switzerland 1927 Lancia Lambda August 2010 41 Bad roads break shocks and springs, but the rough ride was fun My friend Claus Menzel called last November and asked if I wanted to ride with him in his 1955 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Berlina during the 20th version of the California Mille. Of course I did. Claus, who is an SCMer, is notorious for driving his ‘55 Berlina everywhere, so it was no surprise he drove it from Michigan to the California Mille and back. Claus' car is thought to be the oldest still-operable Giulietta Berlina in the world. Claus doesn't know how many miles are on his sedan, but he has clocked over 160,000 miles on it since restoration in 2003. An honor for an Alfa Road Warrior To honor Alfa Romeo's 100th Anniversary, 34 Alfa Romeos were entered in this California Mille. The Alfa Romeo Award for driving the farthest distance to the California Mille went to Claus and his amazing 55-year-old Giulietta Berlina. nt The Mille got underway with a trip through San Francisco traffic and across the Golden Gate Bridge. We meandered around Marin County – and got pulled over for going 40 mph in a 25 mph zone. We got away with a warning. The drive through California's Lost Coast was punctuated by wind, sleet, rain and 4 inches of snow. The Lost Coast is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen, but the roads are terrible. The '55 Berlina broke two springs and two Koni shocks on this road. Riding in the spin cycle Claus returned home to Ann Arbor after the Mille in three long days of driving. The Berlina had two flat tires - one before and one after the Mille. Riding in a 55-year-old Berlina without seat belts is like jumping into an industrial washing machine with a bowling ball - and switching on the spin cycle. I'd do it again. We laughed for 1000 miles!—Bill Gillham Keith & Wendie Martin—Portland, Oregon 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Richard Mattei & Mark Ronfeldt— Normandy Park, WA 1955 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing Kim & Mitch McCullough— Redondo Beach, CA 1956 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Claus Menzel & Bill Gilham—Plymouth, MI 1955 Alfa Romeo 750C Berlina Robert Mirvis & Shawn Williams— Beverly Hills, CA 1956 Alfa Romeo 1900SS David & Julie Nee—Pebble Beach, CA 1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Beth Nickel & Terri Henning—Charleston, SC 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Terry O'Reilly & Andrea Pierceall— San Mateo, CA 1952 Jaguar XK150 Speciale Eric Poole & Robert Law—Scottsdale, AZ 1954 Jaguar XK120 ots Doug & Joan Prestine—Los Angeles, CA 1960 Porsche 356 Jack & Patty Queen—Rancho Santa Fe, CA 1952 Ferrari 212 Europa Vignale Cab. Ron & Deborah Rader—Los Angeles, CA 1957 Jaguar XK140MC Ron Rezek & Janey Eastman—Ashland, OR 1934 Lagonda M45 Burt Richmond & Brad Green—Chicago, IL 1955 Fiat Abarth Zagato 750 Christoph Ringier—Bern, Switzerland 1950 Talbot-Lago T26 Simon & Lolita Roosevelt—New York, NY 1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider N Jerry Rosenstock & Robert Follows— Van Nuys, CA 1956 AC Ace-Bristol Ray & Janet Scherr—Westlake Village, CA 1958 Ferrari 250GT LWB Steve & Dannielle Schmidt—Burbank, CA 1957 Porsche 356GT Matthew & Christopher Sell—Boise, ID 1939 BMW 328 John & Julie Shirley—Sonoma, CA 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Larry Solomon & Jay Briggs—Woodside, CA 1953 Alfa Romeo 1900CS Jon & Mary Lou Sorrell—Santa Barbara, CA 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Camilo & Carmen Steuer—Miami, FL 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider David Swig—Santa Clara, CA 1928 Alfa Romeo 6C1500 Sport Zagato Martin Swig—San Rafael, CA 1925 Lancia Lambda Tom & Melissa Thornhill—San Rafael, CA 1955 Lancia Aurelia B20S John & Lisa Weinberger—Hinsdale, IL 1957 Porsche 356A David Word & Don Polak—San Francisco, CA 1957 AC Ace-Bristol Cory & Robin Youngberg—Newport Beach, CA 1957 Lancia Aurelia B24S


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Event Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2nd Annual Quail Motorcycle Tour & Gathering The Tour included modern sportbikes as well as Harley-style cruisers, with the final mix resembling an oddball pack of animal species running together by John L. Stein Rumbling along 100 miles of California countryside D 42 iscerning collectors have enjoyed the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, where the crème de la crème of automotive stock is displayed overlooking Stillwater Cove, for 60 years now. And classic motorcyclists have…the So-Cal Show & Swap, and Sunday beer-swilling at the Rock Store. Perfect. Considering that certain bike designs are as fetching as any Ferrari or Bugatti, it seems odd that motorcyclists didn't have a comparable show – meaning one produced for premium enthusiasts in a matching venue. This changed in 2006 when Jared and Brooke Zaugg launched their Legend of the Motorcycle event in Half Moon Bay, CA. Launched just in time to feel the full impact of the recession, the event lasted only three years. But with the economy now somewhat better and collectible motorcycles back on gearheads' radar screens, SCMer Gordon McCall and the Quail Lodge Golf Club sought to shinny back up the bikes-as-art ladder. The result is the Quail Motorcycle Tour and Gathering in Carmel, CA. Launched in 2009 and returning on May 7–8 this year, the event featured a 100-mile Friday back roads tour followed by a celebrity-laced dinner. A nice bikes-on-the-golf-course show happened on Saturday. The cost was $250 for Tour participants (dinner and Gathering bike entry included), $65 for Gathering admission only, or $95 for a Gathering bike entry and admission for two. As Eric Burdon once sang, “It will be worth it.” Since I've sworn to never visit a racetrack unless I'm gonna be on it, I couldn't bear to simply witness about 30 other guys (and a few ladies) enjoying Friday's Tour – including a few laps around Laguna Seca. So I entered aboard a 1961 Norton Manx 500 Grand Prix bike. Though intended for classic machines like SCMer William Weiner‘s 1959 Moto Guzzi Falcone Sport and Tim Stafford's 1950 BMW R50/2, the Tour also included modern sportbikes and Harley-style cruisers. The final mix resembled an oddball pack of animal species all running together. Hopefully, next year's Tour will Details Plan ahead: The Third Annual Quail Motorcycle Tour & Gathering will happen in May 2011. An exact date has not been set. Where: Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Course, Carmel, CA Cost: $250 this year (Tour & Gathering) More: www.quaillodge.com be classics only – or at least segregated into classics and moderns. Friendly California Highway Patrol motor sergeant Ray Faulk led the ride at a prudent pace. There were few opportunities for high jinx, but the group made reasonable progress along Carmel Valley Road, took a rest stop at the Hahn Winery, and Sports Car Market


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Something for everyone at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering then circled through Salinas Valley toward the raceway. All in all, it was a good low-traffic route and a trouble-free ride. However, 100 miles on a Manx left the bike covered in castor and missing its taillight and megaphone baffle – and its rider buzzing from the vibration. Perhaps for many, the high point was three laps around Laguna Seca, but the leader, a Skip Barber Superbike School instructor, set a frustratingly slow pace. The lesson learned: Take the tour on an older, slower or smaller classic machine, and you won't be disappointed in the mild pace. The multi-course dinner was presented with great fanfare in the Quail Clubhouse, where McCall managed to attract motorcycle racing champions Mert Lawwill, Kenny Roberts and Wayne Rainey, Indy 500 winner Danny Sullivan, who is also an SCMer, and fairing inventor Craig Vetter. Some 150 machines – thankfully mostly classic – rolled onto the golf course driving range for Saturday's Quail Motorcycle Gathering. Plenty of attention to detail, an attentive staff, an eclectic mix of bikes and terrific fare and music made it well worth the ticket price. Stafford's BMW earned Best of Show while an evening Bonhams & Butterfields auction pulled in $865,368 to conclude a fun, two-day event. Mille grazie to Gordon McCall and the Quail Lodge for flying the classic motorcycle flag so thoughtfully and so well. © SCMers at Quail Bikes 2010 Gianluca Baldo—San Francisco, CA 1965 Ducati 250cc Larry Bowman—San Mateo, CA 1974 Ducati 750SS 1937 Harley-Davidson EL Knucklehead 1949 Vincent Black Lightning Peter Brickey—Carmel, CA 1964 Ducati 160 Monza Junior Gary Briggs—Danville, CA 1971 Bultaco Pursang 1958 Harley Davidson XL-Sportster 1970 Kawasaki H-1, Mach 3 1974 Laverda 3C-1000cc Triple Gene Brown—Simi Valley, CA 1938 Brough Superior SS80 1961 BSA Goldstar William Connor—Reno, NV 1942 Indian Four 1951 Norton-BSA William Goodman—Orange, CA 2000 Honda VFR800 Bill Gularte—Soledad, CA 1910 American Gas Bob Jones—El Monte, CA 1990 Ducati 851 Strada DS Steven Lawrence—Las Vegas, NV 1961 Norton 30M Manx ng for everyone at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering then circled through Salinas Valley toward the raceway. All in all, it was a good low-traffic route and a trouble-free ride. However, 100 miles on a Manx left the bike covered in castor and missing its taillight and megaphone baffle – and its rider buzzing from the vibration. Perhaps for many, the high point was three laps around Laguna Seca, but the leader, a Skip Barber Superbike School instructor, set a frustratingly slow pace. The lesson learned: Take the tour on an older, slower or smaller classic machine, and you won't be disappointed in the mild pace. The multi-course dinner was presented with great fanfare in the Quail Clubhouse, where McCall managed to attract motorcycle racing champions Mert Lawwill, Kenny Roberts and Wayne Rainey, Indy 500 winner Danny Sullivan, who is also an SCMer, and fairing inventor Craig Vetter. Some 150 machines – thankfully mostly classic – rolled onto the golf course driving range for Saturday's Quail Motorcycle Gathering. Plenty of attention to detail, an attentive staff, an eclec- tic mix of bikes and terrific fare and music made it well worth the ticket price. Stafford's BMW earned Best of Show while an evening Bonhams & Butterfields auction pulled in $865,368 to conclude a fun, two-day event. Mille grazie to Gordon McCall and the Quail Lodge for flying the classic motorcycle flag so thoughtfully and so well. © SCMers at Quail Bikes 2010 Gianluca Baldo—San Francisco, CA 1965 Ducati 250cc Larry Bowman—San Mateo, CA 1974 Ducati 750SS 1937 Harley-Davidson EL Knucklehead 1949 Vincent Black Lightning Peter Brickey—Carmel, CA 1964 Ducati 160 Monza Junior Gary Briggs—Danville, CA 1971 Bultaco Pursang 1958 Harley Davidson XL-Sportster 1970 Kawasaki H-1, Mach 3 1974 Laverda 3C-1000cc Triple Gene Brown—Simi Valley, CA 1938 Brough Superior SS80 1961 BSA Goldstar William Connor—Reno, NV 1942 Indian Four 1951 Norton-BSA William Goodman—Orange, CA 2000 Honda VFR800 Bill Gularte—Soledad, CA 1910 American Gas Bob Jones—El Monte, CA 1990 Ducati 851 Strada DS Steven Lawrence—Las Vegas, NV 1961 Norton 30M Manx caption caption Jason Len—San Luis Obispo, CA 1978 BMW R100S Gary Lewis—Bellevue, WA 1960 Gilera Racer Doug McKenzie—Santa Barbara, CA 1936 Brough Superior SS80 Keith Milne—Ben Lomond, CA 1969 Triumph Bonneville Ray and Carla Nierlich—Salinas, CA 1959 Velocette Viper 350cc Patrick Phinny—Carmel, CA 1966 Triumph Bonneville Robert Roach—Wanaque, NJ 1975 Honda GL 1000 Alan Smith—Phoenix, AZ 2008 Honda Streamliner John Stein—Montecito, CA 1959 Matchless G50 1961 Norton 500 Manx Danny Sullivan—Ramatuelle, France 2009 Harley Mert Lawwill Jim Truitt—Carmel, CA 1955 AJS ‘7R' Gary Wasserman—Carmel Valley, CA 1968 BMW Renn Sport Café Racer 1976 Moto Guzzi 850 LeMans 1 1993 Moto Guzzi 1000s Guy Webster—Two Rivers, WI 1960 Honda CB92 Benley Racer William Weiner—Los Gatos, CA 1959 Moto Guzzi Falcone Sport Steve Wilson—San Francisco, CA 1966 BMW R100/2 w/Steib TR500 Sidecar Sports Car Market


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Event Keels & Wheels Keels and Wheels Concours What's not to like about 150 show cars and 100 show boats on display? by Carl Bomstead Elegant hulls and powerful engines at the 15th Annual Keels and Wheels Concours d'Elegance speed record of 102 mph on March 20, 1931. In addition, the Concours Grand Marshall, Clive Cussler, the best-selling adven- T ture novelist, car collector and long-time SCMer, conducted two autograph sessions. The Confederate Air Force re-created the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and there were several noted artists displaying their work. Auctions conducted by Worldwide Auctioneers took place on Friday and Saturday, offering over 150 cars for public sale. As a car guy or gal, if there was not something going on that didn't get your heart started, then we are most certainly worried about you. Packard, Alfa Romeo and vintage racers were the featured automobiles, and sev- eral delightful Alfas were displayed, including a striking 1929 6C 1750SS that was presented with a Keels and Wheels Corinthian Award. Packards were out in force, with 14 on the lawn. In fact a Packard, SCMer Richard Mitchell's freshly restored 1930 733 Roadster, won American Best of Show. He also won Best of Class and a Silver Award for another two of his Packards. In addition, Mitchell was presented with several awards for his 1978 59-foot Bertram 585 “Liberty Bell.” A new teak trophy case will be in order to display all his loot. Cussler brought his 1930 Packard 734 Details Speedster Runabout, of which it is thought only 39 were produced and perhaps only 11 remain. The Speedsters occupy a special chapter in Packard history, as total production of all body 46 Plan ahead: April 30-May 1, 2011 Where: Lakewood Yacht Club, Seabrook, TX 77586 Cost: $75 More: www.keels-wheels.com he 15th annual Keels and Wheels Concours d'Elegance was held April 29-May 2 at the scenic Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas, a short distance from the famed NASA Space Center. It featured over 150 desirable automobiles and more than 100 vintage boats including the “Miss America IX,” which set a world styles was slightly over 100. Another unique American car exhibited was the 1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Coupe by Boano that was displayed at the 1955 Turin Motor Show and may have been owned at one time by Errol Flynn. And how about a 1939 Ford HemiJet with a Chrysler Hemi under the hood and an 1,800 horsepower jet engine in the trunk? Other notable cars included a 1948 Vauxhall Zimmerli Convertible, a 1969 Fascination Prototype Sedan, a 1949 Kurtis Kraft Sport Roadster and a couple of weird art cars. SCMer Dick Messer brought a 1923 Mercedes-Benz 28/95 Targa Florio from the Petersen Museum's collection, which won a Best of Class Award, as well as their stunning 1929 Ruxton Model C Roadster, which was honored with a People's Choice Award. Best of Show European was awarded to SCMer Peter Mullin's spectacular 1939 Bugatti Type 57C. SCM was well represented with Publisher Keith Martin as Master of Ceremonies and I served as a VIP Guest Judge. A record attendance of over 15,000 passed through the turnstiles, and prior to tabulating the gate, $130,000 (besting previous events) had been raised for charity, a tribute to the hard work of Co-chairmen Bob Fuller, Paul Merryman and their crew. Next year's event is scheduled for April 30-May 1, so if you find yourself in the Houston area, it's a must. © Sports Car Market


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SCMers at Keels & Wheels 2010 Paul Andrews—White, TX 1955 Lincoln Indianapolis by Boano Don Blenderman—Houston, TX 1949 Kurtis Kraft Sport Roadster Richard Cook—Dickinson, TX 2009 Ferrari 430 16M Scuderia Bobby & Joan Crumpley— League City, TX 1965 Porsche 356 SC Clive Cussler—Paradise Valley, AZ 1930 Packard Speedster 8 Runabout Bruce Eames—Houston, TX 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport Paul Emple—Rancho Santa Fe, CA 1939 Delahaye 1947 175S Gathian Greco—Spring, TX 1966 Chevrolet SS 396 Chevelle Tony Gullo Sr.—Magnolia, TX 1959 Edsel Corsair Tomy Hamon—Texas City, TX 1970 Ford Mustang 428 SCJ F/B Nigel Harrison—Houston, TX 1960 Lotus Type 20 Race Car 2006 Ariel Atom The wheels part of the 2010 Keels & Wheels John Hollansworth—Hot Springs, AR 1950 Packard Custom 8 Joe McMurrey—Longview, TX 1965 Shelby GT 350 Michael J. McNamee—The Woodlands, TX 1996 Ferrari 355 Spider Dick Messer—Los Angeles, CA 1966 Volkswagen Beetle “California Surfer” Chris Minnick—Houston, TX 2008 Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Jeff Moore—Houston, TX 1958 Aston Martin Mark III Drophead Peter & Merle Mullin—Los Angeles, CA 1939 Bugatti Type 57 C Aravis Thomas Murphy—Houston, TX 1963 Jaguar XKE Race Car Grady Owens—Spring, TX 1992 Ferrari F-40 David Pearson—Flower Mound, TX 1941 Packard 120 Station Wagon Woody Petersen Automobile Museum— Los Angeles, CA 1923 Mercedes-Benz 28/95 Targa Florio 1929 Ruxton Model C Roadster Doug Plette—Conroe, TX 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Roberto & Rosita Quiroz—The Woodlands, TX 1954 Jaguar XK140 Dean Rietz—Fulshear, TX 1969 Maserati Ghibli Frank Rubino—Pinecrest, FL 1948 Vauxhall Zimmerli Donald Switzer—Houston, TX 2004 Ferrari 360 Spider F1 Paul Vonheeder—Dallas, TX 1971 Lamborghini Espada-52 Robert Weiner—Houston, TX 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 August 2010 47


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Event Villa d'Este Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este SCM contributor Simon Kidston's sense of humor, multilingual abilities and car knowledge made a public address pass like an afternoon breeze by Jérôme Hardiman Greta Garbo to Madonna, Clark Gable to Woody Allen. The Villa d'Este home page shows a Concorso d'Eleganza logo. Open the link and you'll be introduced to Euorpe's best classic automobile concours d'elegance. And if global representation is one of your criteria, arguably one of the best in the world. Entrants came from Europe, obviously, but also North America (27%), Argentina, and Japan. Villa d'Este hosted a Concorso from 1929 to 1947 and BMW Group has T invested massively since 1999 to reinvent the event, bringing the concours worldwide visibility. And they've been successful. More than 300 journalists attended the VIP-only Saturday—assuring press coverage everywhere. A dozen BMW 328s and 507s in all colors formed the entry gate guard, fronting 52 crème de la crème classic automobiles and a dozen modern concept cars, all glimmering under the typical Italian crystal clear lake light. Eight classes ranging from “pre-war competition” to “post-war closed sport cars” ensured that every chassis style and coachwork had a chance to illustrate its designer's abilities. The 1926 8-cylinder, in-line, 1500-cc Darracq Grand Prix at one end contrasted with the 1971 7,346-cc V8 Iso Rivolta Grifo Can Am by Bertone at the other. Each owner of the 52 cars had a chance to discuss and drive their treasure with the Villa d'Este jury, which was an international panel of designers, executives and journalists. The Saturday party for 500 VIPs had the “privileged few” choosing which car would win the coveted Coppa d'Oro award. The rather large, open two-seater with abundant chrome, gaping mouth and panoramic windshield—all American design clues of the ‘50s—contrasted with the Colombo 1,985-cc, 6-cylinder, dual overhead cam, dual ignition, triple-carb motor—pure Italian—that is the fantastic 1955 Maserati A6GCS spider by Frua, the Coppo d'Ora winner. The 1937 Packard Twelve also illustrated culture mix. This American convertible was acquired new by the Italian owner of the Villa d'Este in 1937. Seventy-three years later, it rolled on these grounds again, thanks to another enthusiast, a European-born fashion and design entrepreneur who praises American automobile culture. Yet another star was the 1938 BMW 328 MM Bügelfalte, expected to become the high sale of the RM Auction event in Monaco on May 1. (It did sell, but post-block for an unknown figure.) A dozen Alfa-Romeos, mostly red, formed the entry gate guard on Sunday, the public day, alongside the same 328 and 507 BMWs introducing the 52 classics. The covered exhibit presented a BMW pre-war 328 race car and a retrospective of BMW classics including a 1971 2002tii. Is a car from as recently as 1971 now a classic? Well, I guess that makes me a classic as well. Strolling between centuryDetails Plan ahead: May 20-22, 2011 Where: Grand Hotel Villa d'Este, Cernobbio, Lago di Como, Italy Cost: Saturday: Invitation Only; Sunday: $15 for adult, no charge for children under 12 More: www.concorsodeleganzavilladeste.com old oak trees in a beautiful park, alongside an Italian lake on a sunny day while listening to an excellent live jazz band and sucking slowly on fruit sweeties (compliments of BMW) offered by a beautiful Italian hostess, made my day. Enjoying all this while scrutinizing every detail A stunning setting on Lago di Como of the French curves of a 1938 Talbot-Lago T150 SS Teardrop Coupe by Figoni et Falaschi was nirvana. SCM contributor Simon Kidston's sense of humor, multilingual abilities and multi-faceted car culture proved valuable in making a four-hour public address defilé pass like a breeze in the afternoon before the public got as excited by this 1938 Art Deco gem as I did when it won the Trofeo BMW Group Italia. With the sun setting, an Italian friend dating a Roll of Honor 2010— Historic Cars Coppa d'Oro Villa d'Este (Gold Cup) 1955 Maserati A6GCS Frua spider John F. Bookout Jr. (U.S.A.) Trofeo BMW Group Italia 1938 Talbot-Lago, T150C SS Figoni et Falaschi Teardrop Coupé Oscar Davis (U.S.A.) he top link that results from a search for “Villa d'Este” on Google search will often be a luxury hotel on the Lago di Como in Northern Italy. The residence of royalty since the 16th century, it was converted to a hotel in 1873, and its mosaic walls have impressed personalities from Californian lady—cultures mixing again—took me back to Milan cruising at 90 mph in traffic in a perfectly restored 1963 Mercedes-Benz 190 Sedan with fins and drums. A good way to reflect on this year's Villa d'Este. © 48 Sports Car Market


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Collecting Thoughts 2011 Mercedes SLS AMG Gullwing Classy? Yes. But Is It a Classic? If you like it and can afford it, buy it and enjoy it now. Maybe it will appreciate over time, possibly even in the near term by Don Klein SLS AMG: Ready for collector car take-off? T here's no question that the 2011 MercedesBenz SLS AMG isn't for the hoi polloi. The $200,000-plus price tag guarantees that. But price alone doesn't always equate to “class,” which my leather-bound (and very classy) Oxford English Dictionary defines as “impressive stylishness.” And I'll wager that even those who don't find the SLS's styling appealing will agree that it sure as hell impresses. Unlike the recent spate of Maysian-type retro de- signs (Challenger, Charger, Mustang, Camaro, etc,) the SLS doesn't look much like the car that inspired it. Sure, the visual heritage cues are there—notably the Gullwing doors and various body grilles—but this is clearly an all-new design that is meant to stand on its own: It looks more like a “new Mercedes” than a “new 300SL.” But even without its striking sheet metal, what's be- neath the SLS's aluminum skin is plenty impressive on its own. This is the first car built from the ground up by AMG, whose engineers indulged themselves with goodies such as an aluminum space frame, double-wishbone suspension on all four corners, a carbon fiber driveshaft, and an active rear spoiler. The engine—which is located behind the front axle for better handling—picks up where the “standard” 6.3-liter AMG V8 leaves off. Not satisfied with mere tweaks, AMG made more than 120 component modifications, resulting in an increase of 45 hp (563 vs. 518) and 88 ft-lb of torque (479 vs. 391). For reference, the twin-turbocharged V12 SL65 AMG is still more powerful at 604 hp, but the new engine makes the SLS the mightiest normally aspirated V8 production car on the planet. 50 The dual-clutch, 7-speed Getrag transaxle offers four basic driving modes, plus something called RACE START, which, at the risk of plagiarism, I will explain by cutting and pasting from MBUSA's SLS press release: “After selecting the RACE START mode, the driver steps on the brake with the left foot and pushes the ESP [Electronic Stability Program—ED] Sport switch. When confirmation appears in the central display on the dash, the driver reconfirms RACE START by pulling the upshift paddle once, flooring the accelerator and releasing the brake. Engine speed is set automatically, and the car launches with full acceleration.” Got that? Call me a Luddite, but I prefer the old rev-the-engine-and-dump-the-clutch method. So is it fun to drive? If you're a torque junkie, you'll be in seventh heaven. But as with most modern high-performance sports cars, it's hard to tell who's in control—you or the computers. Everything is fast and effortless, but feedback is processed through so much technology that the end result isn't entirely satisfying. Case in point: The new Gullwing has ABS and three-stage ESP, an anti-dive/anti-squat suspension, heavyduty stabilizer bars, rack-and-pinion steering, and huge, grippy tires. Compare that to the original production Gullwing, which had drum brakes and possibly the quirkiest rear suspension in automotive history. Which would you rather negotiate through a decreasing radius turn at speed? It all depends on your definition of fun. Now for the Big Question: Will the SLS AMG follow in the footsteps of its spiritual predecessor and become a classic? Obviously, only time will tell, but Daimler seems to think it's a sure bet, per this Official Declaration: “While it has been said that every Mercedes-Benz becomes collectible, there's no question that the new SLS AMG is an instant collector car. One of the most beautiful sports cars of the 21st century, the swing-wing SLS AMG is a classic car of the future that can be owned and driven today.” And of course, that's the best way to approach purchasing a car like this. If you like it and can afford it, buy it and enjoy it now. Maybe it will appreciate over time, possibly even in the near term (seen the prices of Ford GTs lately?), but if you want to hedge your bets toward that end, order as many options as you can (ceramic disc brakes, B&O surround-sound audio system, special matte paint, etc.). That way, if it does become a classic, your grandkids will get top dollar. © Sports Car Market Daimler


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Ferrari Profile 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta A few steel cars got competition engines, while a number of alloy cars got detuned engines and full Lusso interiors by John Apen Details Years produced: 1959–63 (s/n 1539–4065) Number produced: 165 (all variations) Original list price: $12,000 SCM Valuation: $1.5–$1.8 million (steel-body) Tune-up cost: $2,800 Distributor cap: $600 Chassis #: Front frame tube Engine #: Rear engine mount Club: Ferrari Club of America P.O. Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358 More: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org Alternatives: 1956–59 Ferrari 250 Tour de France SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 3401 four consecutive wins in the Tour de France from 1956 to 1959. The SWB was even more successful than its predecessor, posting class wins at Le Mans in 1960 and 1961, TdF wins from 1960 through 1962, and Goodwood Tourist Trophy victories for Stirling Moss in 1960 and 1961 – where Moss lapped the entire field. The Pininfarina-designed body, constructed by T Scaglietti, excels in all aspects and is executed with a restraint and purity that resists unnecessary trim or scoops. First sold on April 21, 1962, this particular steel-bodied street SWB was originally green with a black “Lusso” interior. By 1972 the seventh owner had it fully restored, changing the color to the popular Ferrari racing red or Rosso Corsa. He enjoyed the car for the next 13 years before Sportgarage Graber in Wichtrach, Switzerland reworked it for the eighth owner in 1987. An Italian enthusiast purchased s/n 3401 in 1987 and completely restored it again in 1992. Five years later, owner number 11 had the car homologated with its original engine, and the FIA issued it certificate no. 1538. The original 240-hp engine, 3401, was removed and a race-prepared engine from a 250 2+2 installed for vintage events. The SWB was then raced for three years before the original engine was reinstalled and the car was sold to the Bruce McCaw collection. At RM's 2007 auction in Maranello, Italy, s/n 3401 sold again, this time for $2,542,500. It was later acquired by Ferrari collector and British radio celebrity Chris Evans, who had the renowned Ferrari experts at DK Engineering restore it yet again at a cost of over $300,000. At this point its colors were changed to the present white with a light blue leather interior – a combi- 52 he 250 GT Short-Wheelbase Berlinetta (SWB) is a great dual-purpose gran turismo and the logical evolution of the long-wheelbase Berlinetta, popularly known as the “TdF” because of its nation Evans used on five of his other high-end Ferraris. Shortly thereafter, s/n 3401 earned Ferrari Classiche Certification (after some “incorrect” chassis tubes were replaced), and the car is now is eligible for every important motoring event, and will outperform nearly everything in its class at the hands of a skilled driver. Sensational looks coupled with unsurpassed driving dynamics and well-proven investment potential makes this SWB Berlinetta one of those rare opportunities to acquire a car worthy of both driving and investment. SCM Analysis This car sold for $3,571,600 at RM's Sporting Classics of Monaco auc- tion at the Grimaldi Forum on May 1, 2010. Enzo Ferrari may not have invented the “Win on Sunday, sell on Monday” marketing ethos, but he sure knew how to exploit it. So, while the 159 Scaglietti-built 250 GT SWBs look the same to non-discerning enthusiasts, those that won 12 major international races and the GT class at Le Mans in 1961 are most assuredly far different. And the significant differences between the competition and street versions have a major effect on values today. Much of this differential can be ascribed to racing provenance, for the competition SWBs (and subsequent 250 GTOs) won the last five Tour de France events that, combined with the four earlier wins for the LWB Berlinetta, made a perfect nine-year record. Several SWB flavors available Soon after the success of the racing LWB TdF Berlinettas, all of which had alloy bodies with some competition features, customers urged Ferrari to build a more tractable dual-purpose street version. To satisfy the demand, Ferrari morphed the SWB into three distinct types. 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB berlinetta Lot 218, s/n 3401GT Condition 1- Sold at $2,524,500 RM Auctions, Maranello, ITA, 5/20/07 SCM# 45293 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competizione Lot 214, s/n 2209GT Condition 2 Sold at $2,821,500 RM Auctions, Maranello, ITA, 5/20/07 SCM# 45289 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB berlinetta Lot 447, s/n 3087GT Condition 1- Sold at $4,510,000 RM Auctions, Monterey CA, 8/14/08 SCM# 117472 Sports Car Market Tom Wood © 2010 courtesy of RM Auctions


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Ferrari Profile The first 20 SWBs were competition cars, part of a run of 71 aluminum-alloy bod- ied Berlinettas built by Scaglietti. Introduced next was the Lusso, Italian for “luxury,” featuring a steel body, a detuned engine, soundproofing, roll-up windows and other accoutrements for luxury travel. Scaglietti built around 88 of these. In addition, Ferrari delivered six SWB chassis to Bertone and Pininfarina for different body variations. In general, the alloy-bodied SWBs were meant for racing, while the steel cars were for the street or club racing. The street cars had Tipo 168 engines producing a reliable 230 to 240 hp at 7,000 rpm while the competition engine was a 168/B capable of 280 hp at 7,200 rpm. But, as with all Ferrari production, there were exceptions, and a few steel cars got competition engines while a number of alloy cars got detuned engines and full Lusso interiors. Thus, a knowledgeable buyer has to fully research the history of every SWB under consideration. Alloy-bodied comp cars were special Among the alloy cars were 20 special, lightweight cars developed and built in 1961 and early 1962 with a multitude of special features depending on their target races. Weight is the enemy of competition cars, so these 1961 comp cars (which became known as “SEFAC hot rods”), were even lighter than the earlier 1960 racers – and perhaps some 300 pounds lighter than the steel cars. These alloy cars were far from regular SWBs. Most were built on lightweight chas- sis made of smaller-diameter chrome-molybdenum steel aviation tubing, and they had aluminum instead of cast-iron brake calipers. The engines, known as 168/61 Comp, were the most powerful three-carb engines ever produced at Maranello, most producing an impressive 290 hp. These comp engines were carefully balanced and featured polished rods, polished intake and exhaust ports matched to the manifolds, as well as special magnesium components. All of this “blueprinting,” as opposed to merely as- Seat Time George Carrick, via email: My Ferrari was a very late (completed on December 27, 1962) SWB 250 Spyder California, chassis/engine number 4131GT. I bought it in Switzerland in the fall of 1971. The thing I liked most about my California was that it was a real chick magnet! The thing I liked least was seeing it leave my garage. What a perfect ride! (Note: Carrick is the author of “The Spyder California - A Ferrari of Particular Distinction.”) Kim Watkins, Atlanta, GA: My Carrick's Ferrari SWB California first driving impression of my Ferrari 250 SWB 3409GT was during the test drive around the back roads of Long Island, N.Y. All I can say is WOW! I couldn't believe that a car from this era could be so responsive and nimble. Throttle response is instant, and, although the steering is a bit heavy, it's very accurate. All in all, it's a raw driving experience that revs me up as soon as I push the key. 54 Acknowledgment: The definitive article on the comp SWB Berlinetta is David Seilstad and Alan Boe's 15 page article in Prancing Horse #119 2nd Q 1996. It details the unusual features of many Le Mans and TdF SEFAC cars. The 1,300 word RM catalog description was provided by RM and was edited and corrected. Sports Car Market sembling to production tolerances, is what most Ferrari engine builders do today. This is why a contemporary V12 rebuild can easily surpass $30,000. The “thin to win” body used an aluminum skin measuring barely more than 1 mm (0.040 in.) thick. The interior was stripped of all insulation and a single sheet of aluminum formed the floors. Given this thorough focused on competition, it's no wonder why the SEFAC hot rods are now the most valuable of the SWBs. (Though interestingly, at Stirling Moss' request, s/n 2735 was delivered with full carpeting, an ashtray and door panels!) Real SWBs far better than any clone Today SWB values bottom out with the many replicas based on shortened 250 2+2 chassis. In the November 2006 SCM issue, Mike Sheehan estimated that a shop with all the jigs and fixtures could put one together for around $400,000, but the present market price for these clones is around $300,000. For genuine steel SWB Berlinettas with no stories, the estimated current value is between $1.5–$1.8 million, or perhaps a bit more, considering the rapid price gains for pre-1965 collectible Ferraris this year. Today the alloy comp cars can easily hit the $4 million range or higher, especially with the right race history. The cars change hands infrequently. However, a standard (not a SEFAC) alloy comp car, disassembled and undergoing restoration, but owning some competition provenance through original owner and factory driver Jo Schlesser, sold for $2.8 million at RM's 2007 Monaco auction. I can't find any recent auction sales of any actual SEFAC hot rods, but over $6 million could be possible. As for this car's more recent past, in 2002 a broker sold s/n 3401 in the U.S. for $1.45 million, and it was last sold at RM's Maranello, Italy sale in May 2007 for $2.5 million. Even though the pre-Monaco 2010 auction estimate was an aggressive $3.5 million to $4 million, the $3,571,600 paid was still considerably above what SCM and many experts expected a steel-bodied, noncomp SWB Berlinetta to realize in today's market. With no race history to speak of, this steel street car seemed very well sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM.)


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Sheehan Speaks Michael Sheehan Ann Landers on Ferraris Our advice columnist's best Ferraris for the first-time buyer Most fun for the money of the Enzo era T hanks to well over 17 years of monthly columns for Sports Car Market, I've slowly become the Ann Landers or “Dear Abby” of the Ferrari world, and with an average of 200 emails a day, there is never a lack of questions. This month's “reply” started with the following email, “I'm a first-time Ferrari buyer. Is there a certain year(s), series or model that you tend to suggest. I have a fondness for carburetors and a proper manual transmission… I do enjoy a bit of heel-and-toe driving… and air conditioning and those sort of things mean nothing to me; indeed their absence enhances the direct connection between car and driver that I enjoy SO much.” Keep it simple Like many such letters, the questions are just vague enough for me to go off in multiple directions, so I've learned to answer by price- and era-group. No column can answer every question, but most first-time buyers are looking for a car in the $50k$250k range, with an equal split for Enzo-era versus Montezemolo-era cars, with a smaller sub-group looking for Fiat-era Ferraris. The Gold Standard The most common questions are about the Enzo Ferrari-era “Gold Standards,” the Dino, the Daytona and 330 GTC. These are the era's most recognizable, affordable, userfriendly and practical Ferraris. For those who have been living in a cave without Internet access for the last few decades, the 246 GT and GTS are wonderfully light and nimble to drive, with gorgeous flowing body lines unhindered by the DOT standards that would soon forever change automotive styling. Every shopping trip sounds like a warm-up lap at Sebring as you zip up the rev range to peddle it along. While your neighbor kid's BMW will beat you at the lights, you won't care. Expect to spend $125k for a GT and $175k for a GTS. When introduced in 1969, the Daytona first defined the “supercar,” moving “grand touring” onto a new level. The Daytona offered massive-for-its-time linear horsepower, predicable handling, adequate brakes, a positive shifting transaxle and useable a/c for effortless high-speed touring. Phallic looks and a to-die-for exhaust only added to the experience. More than three decades ago, my first super-Ferrari was a Daytona, and I still own one today. Expect to spend $250k-$325k. While the 330 GTC offers less performance than Daytona and lacks the svelte good looks of Dino, it offers a great compromise, with performance adequate to put the driver in jail. Its understated good looks have stood the test of time. Expect to spend $200k-$250k. Best performance buy of the Enzo era Bring along the kids For those who want to bring the kids along on the New England 1000, the Enzo era is the golden age of V12 2+2s, all in the $100k-plus range, starting with the 250 GTE. Again, unless one has been living on Mars, all tifosi know the 250 GTE was Ferrari's first 2+2, is the most collectible of them, offers most of the 250 GT series features, with a pair of jump seats thrown in, and is without the burden of price excess. Think $125k for wonderful ones. While the 330 GT 2+2 lacks the classic lines of the 250 GTE, it does give 4-liter performance, and the Series II cars have 5-speeds, with some of the last fitted with additional options of p/s and a/c. Expect to pay around $100k. Moving along, the 365 GT 2+2 offers Superfast-inspired good looks, 4.4-liter performance, a 5-speed, p/s, p/w, a/c and semi-usable rear-seats, all for $80k-$120k. Fiat-era bargains The Fiat era offers a wide range at bargain prices. The 308/328/GTB/GTS V8s put Ferrari on the map, offered instant “Magnum PI,” user-friendly everything, adequate performance and a great engine sound. Unfortunately these early V8s are the first of the cam-belt Ferraris and a cam-belt service can cost from 10% to as much as 30% of the car's purchase price. Price of entry: $25k-$50k. While most people dismiss the 365 GT/4 2+2, “carby” 400 GT and 5-speed 412 because of their bland styling, no one can deny their spectacular performance for a 2+2, tolerable a/c, user-friendly cockpit and more comfy rear seats, all for $25k-$40k. The most collectable Fiat-era production cars are, of course, the BBs—365, 512 and 512 BBi. All three surpass the Daytona in performance and creature comforts, are So you want to bring the kids along 56 1978 Ferrari 512 BB coupe Sports Car Market


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affordable, but lack the clean lines of the Enzo-era cars. They are also plagued with Ferraris' latest fatwa on cam-belt services every three years, which is a great stupidity but something every would-be buyer now expects to be factored into the sales price. Expect to pay $175k for a 365 BB and around $125k range for a no-stories 512 BB or BBi. The miracle of depreciation coming to your garage Like Enzo Ferrari before him, when Luca di Montezemolo became the Ferrari main man, he introduced all new cars to herald his era. First up was the 456 GT with a quiet, user-friendly cockpit, luxurious seating and adequate power plus. In 1997, Ferrari added an automatic gearbox as an option, and in 1992 the 456 GT evolved into the 456 M. These cars do everything right, although massive performance and weight means the 456 eats a set of tires and brakes in about 10k-15k miles. In-the-car cam-belt-service starts at about $3,000, but can quickly skyrocket. I'm amazed that these have now dropped from their new-in-1995 price of $225,000 to $45k-$75k today. A lot of car for the money. An 8-cylinder supercar The evolution continued in 1999 with the 360, which came with a three-year war- ranty (a first for Ferrari), which was an indication of Ferrari's faith in their all-new car. Thanks to an alloy body and frame, and a fresh 3.6 liter engine with 400 hp, the 360 was good for 185 mph, transitioning the V8 Ferrari to supercar status. The 360 was a sales success, but with almost 18,000 built they will never be collectible. Like the 456 and 550, the 360 can be serviced with the engine in place, cutting maintenance costs. On any given day, dozens are for sale, with prices starting in the $60k range for a high-mile 1999 coupe up to $125k for a low-mile, high-option 2005 spyder. And the winner of the best buy is… the 550 Maranello Thanks to covered headlights, a long hood, 250 GTO-style fender vents and a Daytona-inspired Kamm tail with two large round taillights, the 550 Maranello brought Ferrari full-circle back to the legendary 275 GTB/4 and the 365 GTB/4 Daytona. Thus, it is my best buy. With a 6-speed transaxle, 50/50 weight distribution and a 199-mph top end, the 550 is truly a supercar. They have proven to be almost bulletproof and Best buy for the buck, period with 3,600 made, they might, someday, have a modest upside. Expect to pay $65k for a driver and up to $90k for a great-color, great-option, low-mile 2001. The need for due diligence This group of “best buys” spans 35 years of Ferrari production, so buyers must consider the pros and cons of old-versus-new. The newer the Ferrari, the fewer the problems, but the newer the Ferrari, the less chance for long term appreciation. Are you prepared to pony up for the necessary pre-purchase inspection? What's your intended usage? What's your “real” budget? Do you have any idea how much to expect for maintenance costs? All of the cars above were state-of-the-art when they left the factory and some have stood the test of time much better than others. They are all still great cars, but be forewarned that buying a car with needs will try your patience, empty your bank account and make you regret you ever went down this path. Buy smart. Spend more up front. Be happy. © August 2010 57


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English Profile 1950 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Coupe Too many times in today's car market, potential buyers let the perception of imperfections get in the way of what is truly more important. by Steve Serio Details Years produced: May 1950 - April 1953 Number produced: 411 - including 102 Drophead Coupes (49 with three-piece grill.) Original List Price: $4,800 SCM Valuation: With provenance, $350k - $400k. Tune Up Cost: $1,200 - $2,400 Distributor Cap: $75 Chassis #: Brass plaque in engine compartment and on top of upper, right-side chassis rail Engine #: Stamped on top right side of front timing cover Club: Aston Martin Owners Club, Attn: Susan Laskey, 1301 Avenue of the Americas, 30th Floor, New York, NY 10019 More: www.astonmartins.com or www. astonmartin.com Alternatives: Ferrari 166 or 212 coupe, Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS, Lancia Aurelia convertible In fact, the two of them each ordered a new DB2 in November 1950. LML/50/19 is the 19th car built, an original right- T hand drive example - and one of the very rare cars with the early three-piece front grille and side vents. It was supplied to Spear through New York agent Hoffman Motor Car Co. and delivered to him on 8th December 1950. Factory build sheet records confirm that it was red with rust-colored trim and with the engine (no. LB6V/50/240) fitted with racing valves, distributor, three spare wheels and tires, two spare carburetors and the latest type brake shoes. It is, according to the AMOC, the first Vantage-engined Aston Martin in the world. The Vantage specification engine referred to larger SU carburetors as well as a higher compression ratio engine giving 125 bhp at 5,000 rpm. Spear entered LML/50/19 into the first ever Sebring six-hour race on 31st December 1950 in the Sam Collier Memorial Grand Prix of Endurance, where Rand & Marshall drove it (car number 9) and finished second in class, 15th overall. Upon its acquisition by the current owner, it was sent to Aston Martin specialist Kevin Kay to have it fettled, with such things as the wiring, lights and new front spring towers. The original polished DB2 wheels were replaced with period correct — but more understated — black wires. No major mechanical work was needed, although a thorough check, primarily for safety, was conducted. A new set of Vredestein tires were fitted just before the car was shipped to Europe to make its debut 58 his superb DB2 was sold new to William “Bill” Spear, wealthy amateur American racer and a close friend of Briggs Cunningham, the famed American gentleman racer and sports car builder. in the 2009 Mille Miglia Storica, wherein it performed beautifully. The engine sounds and feels very strong with an excellent gearbox. It should be noted that the engine number is missing on the timing case cover. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 270 at RM's Sporting Classics of Monaco sale on May 1, 2010, was sold for $395,158, which continues a solid trend in the rising value of historically correct and significantly rare Aston Martin automobiles. The Aston Martin DB2 featured here is one of a number of recent early David Brown-era cars that have blown through their auction catalog estimate. This shows that it is very difficult indeed to properly calibrate what a buyer will pay to add a historically important car to their collection versus a run-of-the-mill street car. In my view, if the buyer had instead purchased a concours-condition street DB2 Coupe without any racing pedigree there would have had enough change left over to buy a nice 2010 Aston Martin V8 Coupe. That's the difference. The value of old-school history Should there be that much value disparity between a street car and a car that has a cache of wonderful, period black-and-white photography from places such as Sebring, Le Mans or Watkins Glen — and driven by gents named Collier, Shelby, Moss, Salvador? I guess so. Brother, there's nothing like appreciating and understanding the value of that grainy old school photography. There's no denying that a car is sexier if it is the one in the period shots. New and mature collectors alike have for some time 1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage coupe Lot 173, s/n LML50402 Condition 1 Sold at $249,550 Bonhams, Monte Carlo, MCO, 5/10/08 SCM# 116694 Comps 1952 Aston Martin DB2 coupe Lot 158, s/n LML50278 Condition 1Sold at $162,675 Bonhams, Monte Carlo, MCO, 5/21/07 SCM# 45739 1952 Aston Martin DB2 coupe Lot 32, s/n LML50150 Condition 3 Sold at $102,800 The Sportscar Auction, Geneva, CHE, 10/7/06 SCM# 43293 Sports Car Market Photos: Benson Chiu ©2010 Courtesy of RM Auctions


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been seeking out examples of favorite classics that will allow them an obvious leg up against their peers, especially when they're trying to gain an entrée into events that focus on historically significant cars. As a bonus here, lot number 270 seems to be a turn- key example, which adds greatly to the appeal. We all hear of great barn finds that have been off the radar for quite some time, but the reality of taking that that romantic notion and putting it back on the road, in a condition reliable enough to compete in a 1,000-mile event, may consume stacks of cash and years of time before it can turn one wheel revolution in an adrenaline-burning rally. There's a huge upside to having something that has been well maintained, proven and just needing a new owner to add gas and fill out event applications. Racing past blows away imperfections It is paramount that proper perspective on the prov- enance of a vehicle must not be under estimated these days. If this car was devoid of the young Sebring race his- tory and its other early 1950s provenance, an appraiser or savvy collector (perhaps trying to beat the seller's price down) might have unfairly described it in a slightly more jaundiced way. It could have been reduced to “A nice older survivor that has been well maintained by a proper marque specialist but is an example that suffers from an unfinished complete color change and is missing its engine case number.” Granted, early three-piece DB2s are as rare as rocking-horse manure. If you truly want one, this would have been great opportunity to make the acquisition, but the car does have some large, glaring exceptions. Needless to say, the significant provenance rightfully overshadows the cosmetic foibles and potential engine number issue. United Kingdom marque specialist Nicholas Mee of London, England and Bonham's auction house both recently sold early important DB2 coupes, so this car is not a fluke. The result of this auction, although higher than RM's estimate, may not have been a surprise to anyone chasing a nice example. I really feel that the new owner was mature in his August 2010 decision to not let imperfections get in the way of this great purchase. Too many times in today's market, potential buyers let the perception of imperfections get in the way of what is truly more important. I doubt the exclusion of a factory tool roll or original owner's manual would have made the car any less exciting to drive. Who cares if the front timing cover has been replaced? The car would not be safer on the original rims and tires either. I hope you see what I'm driving at…. In a great many instances, cars that have been campaigned may not have a matching-numbers engine. They also may have cosmetically modified in period, and they may have undergone radical modifications to satisfy new racing regulations. The important lesson is to not get all caught up in useless anorak chatter — and just grab your checkbook with the confidence to go for it. This car was well bought, hopefully by someone who will continually use it as it was designed to be used. The new owner should give this car a proper second life, wear it out - and then fix it and use it again. (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions) ♦ Seat Time David Birchall, Vancouver, BC: I ran the Birchall Tom Smith, Nashville TN: My son and I just completed the New England 1000 Rally in our 1952 DB2 Aston Martin. Since our purchase and restoration we've done the California Mille and been on the lawn at the 2010 Amelia Island Concours. DB2 Astons, with their drum brakes and older chassis design, are a different but exhilarating driving experience from later Astons which we own. However, for an “authentic” vintage sports car driving experience, DB2 Astons, with their classic styling and new “cool” factor are great cars that will continue to be appreciated! Has photo Smith 59 car in the “Spring Thaw Rally” this year. This is a 1,200 km bash around some amazing roads in British Columbia. The DB2 was consistently the fastest car in the rally and was very well received. The handling is very good. The front suspension is similar to Porsche and this should not be surprising given that the designer of the Auto Union suspension, Eberan Von Eberhorst, was working for Aston at the time. Until my ship comes in and I can afford a 250SWB, the Aston Martin DB2 is a very fine substitute indeed. Has photo.


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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1954 Lancia Aurelia B20 Series 4 This fine car offers good lessons on how to determine value, and, in this case, no proof of the car's race history resulted in a lower auction price by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1951-1958 (all series) Number produced: 3,871 (all series) Original list price: $5,800 SCM Valuation: $70,000-$135,000 Tune-up cost: $350-$1,000 Distributor cap: $160 Chassis # : Engine compartment on firewall Engine # : Stamped on right side of block Club: American Lancia Club, 27744 Via Ventana, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 More: www.americanlanciaclub.org Alternatives: 1955-1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 Mk. III, 1955-1958 Alfa Romeo 1900 SS, 1959-1961 Facel Vega HK500 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: B20 3126 Engine number: B20 5063 T his rare Nardi converted and meticulously restored Lancia Aurelia B20GT Series IV was imported into the Netherlands from Nice (France) approximately 20 years ago. Its last known owner in France was Mr. Jean Pierre Cornu, who acquired the car in the early 1970s. The present owner, a well known collector of thoroughbred Italian sports and racing cars, bought the Lancia in 1989 after its discovery in a deserted barn. The engine was outside of the car but all essential components and trim parts were present. There were no signs of major crashes or serious structural rust. The Aurelia was completed at Lancia's Turin factory on 16th June 1954 and first registered on 5th July that same year – in Italy, according to Mr. Cornu. Later the car was sold to France. Mr. Cornu also con- firmed that the Nardi equipment, including the authentic bonnet scoop, was present when he owned the car. This extensive special equipment installed by Torinese tuner, Enrico Nardi, would seem to suggest that this Aurelia has probably been used in rally competition or racing. For instance, in addition to the many Nardi modifica- tions, it has an authentic special cushioned Aurelia B20 driver's seat that gives better lateral support at speed. In recent correspondence with Mr. Cornu it is stated that a former French owner living in the French Alps, who sold the car to a collector in Marseilles, explained to him (in the early 1970s) that this particular Aurelia participated in the Mille Miglia and raced at Monza. He claimed to have written proof. As this former owner had no reason to try and impress Mr. Cornu (who had acquired the car 60 from the Marseilles collector) there is, also according to Mr. Cornu, little reason to doubt his statement (see e-mails on the subject in the documentation). Since completion in 2002, the car has been used oc- casionally in Dutch and Belgian events such as the well known Red Cross Rally, covering approximately 6,000 kilometers. It is offered with Dutch and French titles, FIVA passport, original jack and wheel nut spanner, and a complete file on the rebuild containing a selection of photographs illustrating the quality and extent of this professional restoration. The original front bumper and a recently replated rear bumper of superb quality are included in the sale. SCM Analysis This car sold for $136,448 including premium at the Bonhams Monaco sale on April 30, 2010. Among the attributes known as ‘characteristics of value' in the appraisal trade are style, condition, rarity, utility and provenance. They must always be considered when identifying an object's comparables and are essential to properly establishing value. This Lancia Aurelia B20 offers a good object les- son in showing how these factors interrelate. They are important not only because they allow you to properly compare like vehicles, but they are also the keys to unlocking buyer appeal. If you look at any list of “A” level collectible cars, they will score high in every one of the characteristics. Some can weigh more heavily than others, and often a question about one can have a cancelling effect on another. 1958 Lancia Aurelia B20GT Series VI coupe Lot 234, s/n B20S1801 Condition 3 Sold at $129,250 RM Auctions, Amelia Island, FL, 3/8/08 SCM# 116072 1958 Lancia Aurelia B20GT Series VI coupe Lot 207, s/n 3901 Condition 2 Sold at $80,730 Bonhams, Monaco, MCO, 5/18/09 SCM# 120530 1957 Lancia Aurelia B20GT Series VI coupe Lot 41, s/n 119851 Condition 2 Sold at $107,800 H&H Auctions, Coventry, UK, 3/14/09 SCM# 119851 Sports Car Market Photos: Bonhams


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But first, a bit of background: I inspected this car as part of my report on the February 2009 Bonhams Rétromobile auction in Paris, France. In my comments I stated, “Excellent panel fit, very good paint in nonoriginal color needs a rub-out. Generally good bright trim, but some repairs to chrome and heavy nicks in alloy pieces visible. Good interior with some minor wear on driver's seat cushion and improvised radio blanking plate. Nardi wood wheel, floor shift. A stunning, if not correct, color gave this Aurelia lots of eye appeal. Generally well presented, but the details were not quite there.” The car was also restored to a ‘competition' appearance, with the bumpers removed and a set of driving and fog lights fitted to the nose. Cranking up the Appeal-O-Meter So, let's look at how this B20 stacks up on our appeal- o-meter. Style? The Mario Felice Boano-designed and Pinin Farina-built body has been acknowledged as one of the all-time classic shapes. Condition? It appears that the Aurelia has been very well restored. Not to an international show level, as this car was clearly intended to be used. The paint was very well applied, needing a finishing rub in 2009 which it may have received by this sale. Some weakness in the bright trim hurt the overall presentation, and I rated the car as a “3”; but its overall presentation was very appealing. Rarity? With almost 3,900 constructed in six series, the B20 is not particularly rare. But it's not a common car by any means, with fewer than 500 of the 4th series models built. Perceived to have the best balance between the lightness of the early cars with the refinement and added power of the later series, for many the 4th series is the pick of the lot. A fun driver for rallies, tours and races When it comes to utility, this 1954 Lancia is eligible for practically every vintage rally, tour and race event. The Aurelia B20 also has the benefit of actually being a fun drive, with a flexible V6 engine and a sophisticated, modern feeling chassis with inboard rear brakes and transaxle gearbox. It also has the desirable Nardi floor shift and carburetor intake. Now we come to provenance. This is where things get tricky for this car. The cata- logs in Paris and Monaco relate a history of ownership which goes back into the 1960s, with two known owners from the early 1970s to present. The complications come in concerning the Nardi modifications and a suggested competition history. It is stated that “the engine was rebuilt…to full and original Nardi specification…” However, with no information on the original owner, you have to read that statement carefully. Rebuilt to Nardi specification, not necessarily the engine's original spec. Then there is the Mille Miglia and Monza race his- tory. An owner who had the car several owners prior to the one who sold the car to the vendor stated that he had ‘written proof' of the race history. However, this proof never came into the hands of the subsequent owners and it's clear that in both the 2009 Paris sale and this year's Monaco sale, the bidders weren't willing to pay more for something which couldn't be confirmed beyond doubt. Foggy race history dents sales price When offered in 2009, the Aurelia was a no-sale at a high bid of $108,562 (€80,000), a solid #3 car number. This time around it found a buyer at $136,448 (€103,500), appropriate for a #2 car. The seller certainly benefited from the second offering, but it's also fairly certain that had the Mille Miglia and Monza history been confirmed, a more substantial bump would have been achieved. Regardless, the buyer has an attractive, very usable collectible with a FIVA passport and ready to run. Remember your characteristics, and you'll seldom go wrong. © (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) August 2010 61


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German Profile 1996 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe It's not that this car isn't fast or cool. It would fit into either of those buckets. Not fitting into the 993TT bucket or the 993TTS bucket is the problem by Geoff Archer Details Years produced: 1996-1997 Number produced: 5,978 Original list price: $105,000 SCM Valuation: $45,000-$75,000 Tune-up cost: $1,200 (30k service interval) Chassis #: A pillar and driver's side door jamb Engine # On the engine case, below and to the right of the engine cooling fan, between the cooling fan housing and the a/c compressor Club: Porsche Club of America P.O. Box 1347 Springfield, VA 22151-0347 More: www.pca.org Alternatives: 2000-2004 Aston Martin DB7; 1994-1999 Ferrari 355; 1996-2004 Lotus Esprit V8 SCM Investment Grade: D Comps Chassis No. WP0Ac2993ts376001 B ased on the all-wheel-drive 911 Turbo, the Turbo S was the most exotic and powerful Porsche production car offered for sale in North America. Externally, it was distinguished from the Turbo by its unique bodywork featuring Aerokit II front and rear spoilers, left and right rear side panel air ducts, and additional light-level front air inlets. For enhanced performance, the Turbo's standard 3.6 liter, twin-turbocharged, air cooled, flat six-cylinder increased from 400 to 424 horsepower for the Turbo S, the highest power output ever derived from a Porsche production engine sold on this continent. The Turbo S was equipped with a wide variety of other special standard features created exclusively for the model. This included carbon fiber instrument cluster, instrument panel, door panel inserts and door pulls, an impressive all-leather interior, unique 18-inch “Technology” polished-look wheels, yellow brake calipers, an additional front oil cooler, three-point color coordinated front seat belts, and the distinctive Turbo S script on the rear deck lid, wheel center caps, front trunk and rear seat carpeting, door threshold panels and steering wheel. Featured in Guards Red with beige leather hides, this “Turbo S tribute” is still like new. The interior features an Eclipse CD sound system with an eight-disc changer, 62 while the exterior boasts all of the proper Porsche equipment and rides on massive 18” Pirelli rubber. This car was indeed built as a Turbo, but has benefitted from all of the internal and external visual enhancements of a Turbo S. The dash and gauges appear to have been changed as well when upgraded with the Turbo S package. The standard Turbo of this year has been tested to perform 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 192 mph. With all-wheel-drive, a six-speed gearbox and twin turbochargers, this is one of the most exciting performance cars in the world. It is a stunning supercar ready for your pure driving satisfaction. SCM Analysis This car sold for $43,450, including buyer's premium, at the World Wide Group Auction in Seabrook, Texas, on May 1, 2010. The 1996 and 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo is referred to as a 993TT by Porschephiles. Although the 1997 models had a handful of desirable upgrades, such as more robust first-gear input shaft and more malleable OBDII computer system, the Turbo of either model year is a ripping- fast car that represented the ultimate evolution of the air-cooled, flat-six 911. With sequential twin turbos, 400bhp and AWD, a 993TT will go, stop and turn better in reality than in your daydreams. Almost incomprehensibly, a Turbo S (993TTS) then takes it to another level. Much of the catalog descrip- 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe Lot 556, s/n WPOAA2997WS320475 Condition 2+ Sold at $58,320 The Branson Auction, Branson, MO, 10/19/07 SCM# 47513 1991 Porsche 911 Turbo coupe Lot 366, s/n WPOAA2965MS480342 Condition 2 Sold at $51,700 Barrett-Jackson, West Palm Beach, FL, 3/28/07 SCM# 44780 1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S coupe Lot 1100290690, s/n WPOAA2994TS320543 Condition 2Sold at $36,600 eBay Motors, Laguna Hills, CA, 10/2/06 SCM# 42987 Sports Car Market Photos: Worldwide Auctioneers


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tion for this car goes on and on about the Turbo S. While that is titillating, it is not really what was sold here. Our subject car is a custom, one-off something-or-other that slots in between a Turbo and a Turbo S. A supercar in its own right With a clear lineage to the ground-breaking technological master- piece 959 model of Group B fame, a 993TT is a supercar in its own right. Fifteen years later, the performance stats still command respect. That is quite a statement in an era when this year's Nissan Altima seems to have as many ponies as last year's BMW M3. I believe the handsome, leather-bound Porsche owner's manual describes a 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 12.7 seconds. Most car magazines beat those numbers by half a second. Fiddle with the chip, as Porsche later did with the Turbo S, and you can break the four-second barrier. On the Turbo C2S and C4S wide-body cars, the boring horizontal slats of the 993's front fascia were engulfed by an open-mouth shape. Subtle, yet aggressive, brake cooling gills emerged on the bottom of the bumper cover just in front of the front wheels. The windshield, doors and window frames were all old friends, as they carried over from earlier 911 models. Massive meats sveltely wrapped around 18” hollow spoke, silver painted Porsche Twist wheels. The smooth curves of the wide rear fenders begged you to call them hips, and the functional, turbo-cooling wing was beautifully draped over the tail and flanks. Seeing such a smooth, organic form on the outside of a precision machine always reminded me of the melted clocks in a Salvador Dali painting. Brakes, which are shared with C4S and C2S non-turbo models, were called “Big Reds.” Aluminum, carbon fiber and or rosewood bits and bobs were optional through Porsche's equipment accessory line. And finally, though no one in their right mind would use it to drown out that splendid pairing of flat six whine and puffing turbowhoosh, 993 Turbos came with Porsche's 10-speaker stereo system. The head unit was antiquated Porsche, but the door panel speaker design was gorgeous. Look at that “S” car go As the catalog description indicates, a Turbo S was a 993TT on ‘roids. It had more power, thanks to that chip tweaking. The car also had more techie trim inside and out, additional breathing holes punched through the turn signals and front corners of the rear wing, and yellow brake calipers. Most uniquely, 959-style air ducts blended into the front edge of the rear fenders. About 180 Turbo S cars were built, which makes a Turbo S even rarer than a 959. But Turbo S cars are more likely to be seen stateside, as they were legally sold here. Bought new for more than $150k, most of these cars are squirreled away in Porsche collections by people who have full-time staff apply the goodies from Griot's, but some are treated to a proper beating as road cars. At the time of this writing, a Rennlist.com dialog explains that a very high mileage (70k ) very hammered Turbo S that has been parked outside, bird-bombed, and repaired for accident damage is asking all the money at $60k. This kind of abuse is not ordinary. A typical museum-quality example would still command more than double that. To S or Not To S The car sold at this auction is a “tribute.” It is a real 993TT, but it is not a Turbo S. Strangely, somebody went to the trouble and expense of making all the right cosmetic updates but two. These 18” wheels appear to be from the next generation 996 turbo – the edges of their spokes are crisper than the 993TT wheels. And one more obvious omission has me wondering why anyone would carve the proper ductwork into the steel of the rear fenders - but skimp on painting the brake calipers yellow? It's not that this car isn't fast or cool. It would fit into either of those buckets any day. But not fitting into the 993TT bucket or the 993TTS bucket is this car's problem. This car's lack of a proper bucket will continue to hold its value down by 10 to 20 percent under a stock 993TT. This car's sale price was a terrific value, but it was not a bargain. With the “neither-here-nor-there” modifications, it was even less of an investment. © Seat Time John M. Grillos, Atherton, CA: I owned a 1996 Porsche twin turbo 993 for two years in the early 2000's. One of the great mistakes of my life was selling it. I wanted a road track car and was not willing to put the Porsche through that wear and tear. The following are why I loved the car: If you kept your foot out of it, it drove like every day coupe—comfortable and quiet. If you put your foot in it, it was as fast as any car I have owned before and since. Fran Cosentino, Rochester, NY: I bought a 1997 993 twin turbo from New Country Porsche in Greenwich in 1997 Silver with Boxster Red interior. I took the Euro Delivery program. I went to Stuttgart to pick up the car at the factory. One objective was to get a shot of my speedo at top speed on the Autobahn, so camera in my right hand and left hand on the steering wheel, off I went. At speeds over 140 the car began to float. Scary. Great trip, great car and I miss it…. August 2010 63


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American Profile 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster “Le Mans” We need to examine the age-old question: Is it possible to crash - and sometimes burn - the history out of a winning race car? by Colin Comer Details Years produced: 1963-64 Number produced: 6 (“Le Mans”) 11 (total FIA Spec), 651 Series 1 Original list price: $2,700 (to Shelby less engine and transmission) SCM Valuation: $650k Cost per hour to race: $750 Tune-up cost: $400 Distributor cap: $20 Chassis #: Tag in engine compartment, bonnet latch, inside door Club: Shelby American Automobile Club, PO Box 788, Sharon CT 06069. More: www.saac.com Alternatives: 1963 Corvette Grand Sport, 1964-65 Ferrari 250LM, 1950-53 Jaguar C-Type SCM Investment Guide: A Comps I n April 1963, Shelby prepared two cars for Le Mans that summer. Features included Dunlop magnesium wheels with larger fender flares, FIA hood scoops and a 37-gallon fuel tank. The engines, stated to be “mod- erate tune,” had four Weber downdraught carburetors. One team car entered by AC Cars, managed by Stirling Moss and driven by Bolton/ Sanderson, finished seventh overall, third in the GT category and won the 4-5 liter class. This success resulted in the construction of six more Cobras - designated as Le Mans versions by Shelby and built with rack-and-pinion steering. The first of these six, CSX 2136, was delivered to Shelby American in June 1963, where it was prepared to compete in the 1963 SCCA/US Road Racing Championship. In addition to its Le Mans features, it received a Derrington “Nassau” exhaust, Halibrand wheels, front wheel-well spats and wider rear flares, Koni shocks, brake cooling scoops, front and rear sway bars, engine oil and differential coolers, driveshaft hoop, and an electric fuel pump. CSX 2136 joined the Shelby American Team for the September 8 SCCA/USRRC race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Driven by Dave MacDonald and Bob Bondurant, it finished fourth overall and first in the GT class. At Riverside on October 13, Lew Spencer drove it to third in the L.A. Times GT race. MacDonald drove it at the Hawaiian GP later in October to second overall. CSX 2136's last appearance as a Shelby team car was at the Nassau Speed Weeks on December 8, 1963 where Frank Gardner drove it to seventh overall and first in GT in the Nassau Trophy Race. 64 Ed Leslie acquired CSX 2136 from the Shelby Team on 30th January 1964 and proceeded to win his class in seven of the 11 SCCA races entered in 1964, including the ARRC finale at Riverside. He also drove 2136 to an overall and GT class win at the Laguna Seca USRRC race on May 3 and a pair of USRRC second places at Riverside on April 26 and Kent on May 10, both times finishing behind Ken Miles in a Team Cobra. In 1965, CSX 2136 was sold to Foster Alexander who raced it at the ARRC National Championship at Daytona on 28th November, finishing 3rd overall. Subsequently, CSX 2136 raced in B/Production with Stan Bennett and John Bachnover in the Northwest and David Greenblatt in Montreal. This car's period history ended when the latter was involved in an accident at Circuit Mount Tremblant. It later sustained damage in a garage fire. In 1980, CSX 2136 was discovered by Ken Eber, who purchased it in damaged “roller” form. Restored for its next owner Steve Baker by special- ist Bill Murray, CSX 2136 was returned to its original 1963-64 configuration. Following completion, it won an AACA Junior Competition Car First Place in 1992. Eber swapped a 427 street Cobra to Baker for CSX 2136 to re-acquire it in 1994. 2136 was purchased by Chris Cox in 1997, and sold to the current owner in 2006. Outstandingly successful with both the Shelby team and Ed Leslie, this is one of the Cobras that established the marque's unmatched reputation for speed and durability. The sale of CSX 2136 presents the opportunity for a discerning collector to acquire a Cobra of remarkable provenance. 1962 Shelby Cobra 260 Competition roadster Lot 47, s/n CSX2026 Condition 1- Not sold at $1,600,000 Gooding & Co, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/23/10 SCM# 156853 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 roadster Lot 1317, s/n CSX2281 Condition 2+ Sold at $478,500 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/18/10 SCM# 155049 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 competition roadster Lot F246, s/n CSX3020 Condition 2 Sold at $1,060,000 Mecum Auctions, Indianapolis, IN, 5/13/09 SCM# 120609 Sports Car Market Photos: ACME Photo ©2006 Courtesy of RM Auctions


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SCM Analysis This car sold for $1,010,694 against an estimate of $950k-$1.2m at RM Auctions in Monaco on May 1, 2010. Ah yes, the wacky and wonderful world of vintage race cars and their complicated life stories. Let's start at the beginning. First, in the nomenclature of the Cobra world, CSX2136 is not a Le Mans Cobra. It is what both Shelby and AC Cars called a “Le Mans Replica”- one of the 6 such cars Shelby built following their success with the two actual Le Mans cars. As the catalog chronicles, 2136 was indeed an incredibly successful Shelby — and later privateer — team car. Like almost any winning race car, it had its fair share of bumps and bruises from 1964-1966. In 1967, Stan Bennett purchased it with a blown motor, fixed it up, and raced it. Somewhere along the way it was crashed to the extent it needed a new nose. Bennett sold the repaired car to John Bachnover during September 1967. Bachnover later sold it to David Greenblatt. Greenblatt continued to race the car - until significantly damaging 2136 in the early 1970's during a race. To add insult to injury, the heavily damaged 2136 later caught on fire on Greenblatt's trailer and burned to the ground. Greenblatt was paid for the loss by his insurance carrier, who then took the remains of 2136 and placed them into storage. By 1975, the insurance company lost track of the remains, the owner of the storage facility passed away, and what remained of 2136 was scrapped. Wait! There's more! Grab some popcorn because now the tale gets better: In 1977, Michael Leicester met Greenblatt, and the conversation turned to 2136. Greenblatt ended up selling Leicester two spare wheels and his 1969 bill of sale from Bachnover for 2136 for the sum of $1 and a sports racing car valued at $3600. In 1978, Leicester commissioned Brian Angliss - who later bought AC Cars - of England to build him a new Cobra body and chassis, oddly enough also wearing the identifier “CSX2136.” In 1979, SAAC received a letter from Leicester explaining how he owns the lost Cobra 2136 and how it was undergoing a “ground-up restoration.” July 1980 saw the new Angliss 2136 Le Mans Replica delivered to Leicester. In December 1980, Gilles Dubuc stumbled upon - and purchased - the earthly remains of the real CSX2136 in a Canadian junkyard. He later sold them to Ken Eber. Of course, a legal battle soon erupted between Eber, the rightful owner of the only bits of CSX2136 DNA left, and Leicester, who owned the carefully crafted “new” CSX2136. Call in the Mounties Eventually the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were called in to examine Leicester's ownership documents and his car, and they determined it to be a recreation. The original paperwork for the real 2136 in Leicester's possession was transferred to Eber, and Leicester was somehow allowed to re-number and call his car “CSX2136R.” After Chris Cox purchased the car in 1997, he soon sold it to Richard Scaife. Scaife later consigned it to RM Auction's 2006 Amelia Island sale, where the late John O'Quinn purchased 2136 for $1,650,000. So, in the case of our subject car, CSX2136, we need to examine the age-old question: Is it possible to crash (and sometimes burn) the history out of a winning race car? Was it a good buy at just over $1m - just a few years after SCM declared it a fair deal at $1.65m? It all depends on your views on race history versus originality. There is no question that the car in question is all that remains of the original car that won the races and was piloted by some of the best Cobra drivers of all time. Washington's axe A Le Mans Replica Cobra is among the most desir- able of all Comp Cobras, and unless you are a blood relative, Cobra restorer/racer extraordinaire Bill Murray won't restore your Comp Cobra- ever. So, we know 2136 is well restored and well-sorted. August 2010 65 If you are the type that feels George Washington's axe is still the same axe he used in spite of three new handles and two new heads - and you have been looking for a Comp Cobra that will get you in the door at any vintage event on the planet, then CSX2136 was a great buy. If you don't care Seat Time Martin Emmison, about racing, but you want to know that the aluminum on your Cobra was hammered out and installed at AC Cars in 1964, then CSX2136 would be considered more sizzle than steak. The sale price reflects roughly a 100 percent London, UK: I have now owned my 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 Comp for seven great years, and have driven it more than 50,000 miles , mainly on rallies and long trips in Europe. The standard Holley and the 3.31:1 axle ratio that I fitted early on makes it a smooth and rapid mile-eater. This ratio brings up 92mph at 4000 rpm in top, and encourages plenty of raucous second and third gears for the twisty stuff and exiting roundabouts. premium over a decent 289 Street Cobra today, but I suspect it also represents at least a 50 percent discount from what 2136 would be worth if Ed Leslie had parked it in a garage in 1965 and it had been dragged out, dust, dents and all, and run over the same RM Monaco auction block. I guess the answer to my above question, at least on this day in Monaco, is that you can't crash and burn the history out of a great old race car - but you can crash and burn out a significant part of its value. And in an atypical SCM split judgment on a sale, we believe that 2136 was well bought for an end user who wants to race, and it was well sold if you base a car's value on how many original bits it retains. 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Race Car Profile 1960 Maserati Tipo 61 “Birdcage” They're simply too basic, too brutal. The 2.9 liter four will rattle your fillings out and this car is far too fragile to use anywhere but the track by Thor Thorson Details Years produced: 1959-1961 Number produced: 22 (5 Tipo 60, 17 Tipo 61) Original list price: unknown SCM Valuation: $3.25 to $4 million Cost per hour to race: $2,000 Chassis #: Tag on firewall Engine #: On front of head Club: The Maserati Club 325 Walden Avenue Harriman, TN 33748 More: www.themaseraticlub.com Alternatives: Porsche RS 60, Lotus 15, Ferrari 246S SCM Investment Grade: A Comps A lthough Maserati had enjoyed competition success with its championship-winning 250F Grand Prix car, the Modenese company soon found itself in dire financial straits. With the introduction and sales success of the road- going 3500GT, however, the company's health improved drastically, prompting a renewed interest in creating a sports car that could be raced, not by the factory, but by privateers. Credit for the resulting Tipo 60/61 goes to engineer extraordinaire Giulio Alfieri, who, during 1958, created this stunning sports racing car. Its “Birdcage” nickname comes from its unique and very innovative trellis chassis construction, made of a plethora of small tubes between 10 and 15mm thick. Once welded together (all 200 of them!) they created a structure as rigid as it was light, weighing just 36 kgs, clothed in a svelte wheel-hugging aluminum body – a true work of art and testimony to Maserati craftsmanship! Into this structure was fitted the Tipo 60's 1,990 cc, inline two-cam, four-cylinder engine, which is very far back towards the cockpit. Independent front suspension provided superb turn-in, while the deDion rear axle with transverse leaf spring and coil over telescopic shock absorbers made the car easily controllable. Six Tipo 60s were sold before the 1961 upgrade to Tipo 61, which benefited from increased capacity of 2,890 cc and delivered 250 hp – more than enough horsepower for a 600 kg heavy car. In all, 17 were built, including one Tipo 60 that had been upgraded. From the beginning, Birdcages were very popular with American competitors. The car offered here, chas- 66 sis 2470, was no exception. The third-to-last Birdcage built, it was sold new to Jack Hinkle, who was not just the proverbial wealthy amateur racer. A laid back, unassuming and popular Texas oilman, banker, and thenpresident of the SCCA, he was described as “One of the fastest men in competition today.” Hinkle eventually sold 2470 to a friend, Tracy Bird. A fire in Bird's garage did some damage to the front of the car, and to repair it properly, he bought the ex-Roger Penske Birdcage (chassis 2471). 2471's rear end had suffered in an accident, but it had an intact front end. Bird thus repaired 2470 using the factory-correct parts from 2471, after which the chassis was scrapped. As a result, 2470 is the second-tolast Birdcage extant. SCM Analysis This car sold for $3,343,648 at the RM Sporting Classics of Monaco auction on May 1, 2010 (lot #292). In the late 1950s, Maserati found itself in a terrible corner. From its beginnings in the early 1920s, Maserati had always defined itself exclusively as a racing car company. It wasn't until after World War II and the departure of the Maserati brothers (to form OSCA) that the company bowed to the inevitable and produced its first road cars. Up until then, it had prospered, or at least survived, by selling racing cars to privateers. This is not unlike Lola in recent times. Maserati also did rather well building machine tools, but that's a different story. In the mid-1950s, Maserati abandoned this ap- proach and got sucked into a classically Latin battle with Ferrari for factory dominance in the world sports car championship. That ended during the catastrophic 1960 Maserati Tipo 60/61 Lot 152 s/n 2462 Condition 1 Sold at $1,100,000 RM Auctions, Amelia Island, 3/19/1999 SCM # 1165 1960 Maserati Tipo 61 Lot 62, s/n 2460 Condition 3- Sold at $2,055,942 Christie's, London. 3/26/2001 SCM# 24041 1960 Maserati Tipo 61 Lot 74 s/n 2461 Condition 1- Not sold at $1,250,000 Christie's Pebble Beach, 8/17/2003 SCM # 36235 Sports Car Market Michel Zumbrunn © Courtesy of RM Auctions


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year of 1957, when the costs and misfortunes of international racing conspired to effectively bankrupt the company. Maserati permanently withdrew from rac- ing. However, the passions remained, and by 1958 the revenues from the 3500GT allowed the competition department to start dreaming about getting back in the game. It would be different, as the company would go back to building racing cars for sale to customers instead of supporting a factory team. The Birdcage arrives Giulio Alfieri was given the task of design- ing an all-new racing car chassis. This was a daunting project because it was clear that the rules for competitiveness were rapidly changing. The ladder frames of the past, even tubular ones, were too heavy and too flexible for the future, and the writing was on the wall about engine placement. The problem was that Maserati didn't have the money or the technical savvy to address all the issues properly. The story I have heard is that Alfieri and his team knew that a monocoque chassis (like the Jaguar D-Type) was what they should do, but that they had no idea how to build one in sheet metal. Being experienced tube fabricators, they decided to stay with their strengths and create an equivalent structure out of tubing instead of sheet. They intentionally used small diameter tubes and low-grade steel - not to save money, but to get enough flex in the tubing to protect the welds and to make the structure work as a unit, much as a monocoque does. Maserati was too conservative for a mid-engine ap- proach, but they pushed the front engine as far back as they possibly could and laid it over 45° to keep frontal area down. Suspension was lifted more or less directly from the last of the 250F GP cars, the transaxle was completely new, and the bodywork was stretched as tightly over the components as possible to keep the package small. The result dropped jaws when it was introduced in 1959 and has done so ever since. Originally the car was developed for European racing in the 2-liter class (Tipo 60) but the American market wanted a 3-liter version for their class break, so the engine was stretched (some bore, mostly stroke) to 2.9 liters in the Tipo 61. It was about 75 pounds heavier due to engine bits and transaxle strengthening, but it had 50 more horsepower (250 versus 200) so the tradeoff was worth it. Both the 60 and 61 were spectacular racers in their time, fast, light and wonderful- handling cars, but they were notoriously fragile, particularly in the longer distances of European racing. Americans tended more toward sprint races with time between to fix things, so Birdcages had a better record in the United States. Fifty years of development and problem solving, supported by spiraling collector values, have long since resolved the reliability issues, and, in today's vintage events, Birdcages are as dependable as anything racing. Birdcages are beautiful, Italian, iconic, rare, and extremely competitive racers - and at more than $3 million certainly not cheap. But their value still is a fraction of what obvious comparables like Ferraris, Jaguars and Astons are bringing today. This poses an interesting question: Why? Unusable on the open road I think the answer lies in one of the “firsts” that Maserati accomplished with this car. In the Birdcage, Maserati managed to anticipate the future and create arguably the first European road-racing automobile that was utterly and absolutely unusable on the open road. The Ferraris. Astons, Jaguars, and earlier Maseratis of the era were excellent, demanding road cars as well as racers, but nobody in their right mind would consider street use of a Birdcage. They're simply too basic and too brutal. The 2.9 liter four will rattle your fillings out. And they're also too fragile to use anywhere but the track. This limits what you can do with the car, and thus what the market will pay. Being able to take your wife or brother- in-law on a high-status rally seems to be a prerequisite to a car reaching the stratosphere of collector value. The Birdcage Maseratis may qualify as the ultimate weapons-grade, front-engine sports racers, and they need to be understood as such. They carry all of the attributes of collectible greatness save one, so the market is limited to those who will race them. This, and the issues surrounding selling pure racing cars in auctions that I have discussed in earlier musings in SCM, conspire, I think, to hold auction values down relative to private sale. I have been told of private offers well in excess of $3.5 million for a somewhat better example Tipo 61 having been turned down cold, which suggests that the fundamental market value is above what this car sold for. In this example, I think the auction approach, however high profile and glamorous, served the buyer somewhat better than the seller. Well bought. © (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions) August 2010 67 Wilem Oosthoek Collection © Courtesy of RM Auctions


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From the Paddock Murray Smith Goodwood Events Hold Keys Worth Copying My first trip to Goodwood was on a beautiful Easter weekend during the late 1950s, with a divine French student named Celine along for the ride authentic pieces of motoring history. The longevity and consistent aesthetic success of the event also encouraged major automotive manufacturers to lend their support—and their cars. The Monterey Historic Races set the standard for other United States organizers. But Earle didn't have Goodwood—with cars on the famous Hill Climb Race howling past a 300-year-old, stately English home full of Renaissance paintings. In my opinion, the only events that compete with Where the past meets the present have stimulated me to consider what constitutes a great automobile event. T Why is Goodwood so brilliant? My first trip to Goodwood was on a beautiful Easter weekend during the late 1950s. I drove my Austin 7 Ulster, and a divine French student named Celine was along for the ride. Celine was really more into Ingmar Bergman than Mike Hawthorn, but I agreed to see “The Seventh Seal” when we got back to London, if she would tolerate an Easter Monday at the races. We sat on the grass near the chicane and saw Frenchman Jean Behra deal that artificial corner an almighty whack with his P25 BRM Formula One car. At the end of the day, I drove Celine and the little Austin back to town, and to three more years of the London School of Economics. I little suspected that I would someday navigate that same chicane in all manner of old racing cars—or even drive a P25 BRM like Behra's at the Monterey Historics. The impact of Goodwood's two main events on his- toric motorsports in particular and motoring events in general does not need any emphasis from me. Still, it is interesting to see how other event organizers strive to match the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival. Anybody who is really interested in old cars and racing has either been to Goodwood or aspires to go. The American version In the United States, Steve Earle labored hard—and with a high degree of creativity—for more than 30 years to elevate the Monterey Historic Automobile Races to a commendable level of excellence in the dry hills between Salinas and Monterey. Earle instilled a code of driver behavior that sparked owners to put their rarest cars on the Laguna Seca Track. Who can forget all the Ferrari GTOs out racing together? Earle had a profound knowledge and feeling for the sport—which allowed him to garnish his Featured Marque displays with exciting automobiles that were 68 he proliferation of vintage motorsports events in the United States—and the objective of some of them to emulate the high standards of Goodwood's Festival of Speed and the Goodwood Revival— Goodwood are The Le Mans Classic and the Grand Prix Historique de Monaco. So, what does it take to establish a classic event? How does one maintain the novelty and excitement—and the interest of sponsors? Bringing modern cars to the Classic To answer some of these questions, I drove to Goodwood to talk with Charles, The Earl of March, about his latest innovation—The Mobile Motor Show. The trip down seemed much less arduous than it had been 50 years ago in my Austin 7. I borrowed a Jaguar E-Type Series 1 roadster from my friend Henry Pearman at Eagle E Types for the drive. Having done this trip to Goodwood in all manner of vehicles from vintage Bentleys and Invictas to modern Porsches, the thrill of topping the hills and heading down towards the sea and Chichester never palls. The road to the house becomes the Hill Climb course during the Festival of Speed in early July. I ate a light lunch with Charles and Janet March in the small, circular dining room. Then on to my favorite room at Goodwood House—the library. Two stories high and galleried, the Goodwood House library is serene even on Festival Weekends. There, amid the leather-and-gilt-bound books, I talked with Charles about his latest notion, The Mobile Motor Show. As a youth, I eagerly took the tube to the Earls Court Motor Show to see the latest offerings that I had read about in Autosport, The Motor, and the Autocar. But there is no longer a Motor Show in the United Kingdom. There are events catering to special-interest groups, but there is no slam-bang Earls Court or Olympia Extravaganza—where the man in the street can examine the latest in automobiles. But Charles March, in a flash of inspiration and acumen, has answered the call. This year on July 1, the Thursday before the start of the Festival of Speed, Goodwood will see the inauguration of the Mobile Motor Show. “This is a direct response,” said Charles, “To the continued interest in an Annual Motor Show in Britain.” An exhibit area near the start of the Hill Climb will allow car companies to show their wares, and their guests could sit in, ride in and even drive the latest cars on the Hill Climb course. Always growing This expansion of an already great event is what sustains Goodwood. This is the kind of thinking that is required to create or hone iconic automobile events in the United States. Goodwood stands out. The keys to holding a great, classic event are all there and others may follow—if they can find this magic combination: A great venue—whether it be barking seals in the morning mist at Pebble Beach, or a unique, otherwise unattainable race track such as Monaco or Pau. Great cars and full grids. The presence of the Collier Collection's 1939 W-154 Silver Arrow Mercedes-Benz at Lime Rock last year elevated the whole event to another level. Finally, a real brain at the wheel. Someone must understand that commercial sup- port and creative flair are underpinners. That person also knows the importance of historical credibility and how to create the controls and disciplines that make an enjoyable, memorable day from what is, after all, a fairly perilous pastime. © Sports Car Market


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Market Reports Overview Five Spring Sales, $66.4m in Totals From the U.S. to Europe, sales results showed more improvement throughout April and May by Jim Pickering M arket stability again proved to be the rule rather than the exception at a number of auctions throughout the end of April and beginning of May, adding further credence to the argument that the overall classic car market is on the rebound. Even in Europe, where past months have been a bit shaky, some very high prices were achieved. SCM's analysts were on site from Texas to Monte Carlo, reporting prices and conditions as cars crossed the auction block. RM's new Sporting Classics of Monaco took place in early May, replacing the company's previously quite successful Ferrari factory sale in Maranello, held since 2007. A shift in focus and location proved to be a great move for RM here, with a 89 of 105 cars changing hands for a grand total of $44.7m—a number RM claims is a record total for a one-day auction when the undisclosed post-sale price for the 1937 BMW 328MM is factored in. Auction Analyst Jérôme Hardy attributed RM's success here mainly to both a comfortable atmosphere for buyers and sellers and a great assortment of consignments, most with excellent histories clearly spelled out in the catalog. Bonhams' annual Grandes Marques à Monaco event was held just one day prior to RM's new Monte Carlo sale, and while Bonhams put forth a valiant effort, Hardy noted that the company faced several hardships here, some of which were attributed directly to the proximity of RM's new event. In all, 40 of 66 lots changed hands for $3.6m, and although that result wasn't horrible, it didn't compare well to last year's $6.2m for 46 of 92 lots. Worldwide Auctioneers returned to Seabrook, Texas in early May for its annual sale held in conjunction with the annual Keels and Wheels Concours d'Elegance, which this year saw an extra day of sales added onto the calendar due to the addition of 71 no-reserve lots from the SCM 1-6 Scale Condition Rating: 1: National concours standard/ perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts 70 Sales Totals RM Auctions, Monte Carlo, MCO Bonhams, Monte Carlo, MCO Worldwide Auctioneers< Seabrook, TX Carlisle Events, Carlisle, PA Mecum Auctions, Kansas City, MO $3,648,680 $6,701,932 $2,361,998 $9,053,760 $44,726,286 R.E. Monical Collection. Senior Auction Analyst Carl Bomstead noted a final sales total of $9m for 161 of 190 lots, looking great in comparison to last year's $5m for 68 of 106 lots and further reinforcing that the American market has improved. Auction Analyst Chip Lamb traveled to Carlisle, Pennsylvania for the annual Spring Carlisle auction in late April, where 124 of 255 lots sold for $2.4m. Lamb noted that Carlisle worked hard to promote the sale well in advance, with consignments fitting a wide range of budgets, and that work paid off, as the final result was the second highest on record for this event since the $2.9m achieved in April 2006. Mecum's annual Kansas City auction took place in early April, which was about a month later than last year's event, and Senior Auction Analyst B. Mitchell Carlson noted that the change in date was quite beneficial for Mecum, with better weather along with improved market conditions helping provide an increase in totals to $6.7m from 2009's $2.5m. Carlson found prices to be generally solid across the board, with almost 65% of the cars on offer finding new owners. Finally, if vintage racing's your thing, Geoff Archer's eBay Motors report should have just the thing to get you on the grid. ♦ Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Pininfarina cabriolet, $3,799,600— RM, p. 80 2. 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB berlinetta, $3,571,624—RM, p. 80 3. 1960 Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage racer, $3,343,648—RM, p. 80 4. 1957 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Tour de France berlinetta, $3,191,664—RM, p. 80 5. 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder, $2,811,704—RM, p. 80 6. 1938 Delahaye 135MS Competition cabriolet, $2,431,744—RM, p. 76 7. 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Special Town Car, $1,975,792—RM, p. 74 8. 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Spider, $1,193,074—RM, p. 78 9. 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy berlinetta, $1,063,888—RM, p. 82 10. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB berlinetta, $1,041,090—RM, p. 82 1. 1957 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Tour de France berlinetta, $3,191,664— RM, p. 80 2. 1930 Cadillac V16 Fleetwood 2/4-Passenger convertible coupe, $302,500—W, p. 116 3. 1971 Lola-Chevrolet T222 CanAm racer, $183,500—B, p. 102 4. 1972 De Tomaso Pantera coupe, $25,440—C, p. 88 5. 1968 Oldsmobile 442 2-dr hard top, $18,020—M, p. 132 Sports Car Market Best Buys


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RM Auctions Monte Carlo, MCO Sporting Classics of Monaco Eleven cars broke the million-dollar mark here, making this one of the most successful one-day automotive auctions in history Company RM Auctions Date May 1st, 2010 Location Monte Carlo, MCO Auctioneer Max Girardo Automotive lots sold / offered 89/105 Sales rate 85% Sales total $44,726,286 High sale 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB PF Cabriolet, sold at $3,799,600 Buyer's premium Euros, euros everywhere Report and photos by Jérôme Hardy Market opinions in italics a few kilometers north for 2010, favoring Monaco for an all-new more general “Sporting Classics” sale in early May. Despite a volatile European market and a weakening Euro, the change was a positive one for the company, with an impressive catalog, lots of international interest, and record-breaking results. Auctioneer Max Girardo hammered down 89 automo- A biles out of 105 available for a total of $44.7m— and that's not including the 1937 BMW 328MM “Bügelfalte” headliner that sold post-block for an undisclosed sum. The high sale was the superb 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica convertible, with hard top and exquisite detailing. It sold for $3.8m, which was $600,000 above high estimate, and it deserved every penny. In all, eleven cars broke the million-dollar mark here, making this one of the most successful one-day automotive auctions in history. Two factors favored this year's tremendous success: a continued professional and helpful attitude by the RM fter holding successful all-Ferrari sales in Maranello in 2007, 2008, and 2009, Rob Meyers and the RM team shifted their focus Monte Carlo, MCO staff and traceability of the lots on offer. For years now, Internet and resources such as SCM have facilitated knowledge of rare models, which makes information that might once have been difficult to find actually quite easily accessible. History is more important than ever in this market, as it helps to create a soul out of a car's assembled parts, and most of RM's consignments had their histories spelled out in the catalog, even with sins revealed. A great example of this was the 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Castagna with a World War II cannonball hole in the door, but the car was alive and well here, making $759,920. The RM cocktail reception organized the evening prior to the auction allowed a French friend, one of 300 attending, to casually discuss his interest for the 1937 Lagonda with Rob Meyers, who was most engaging and helpful. Girardo assembled his team on stage inviting all of us to wish a happy birthday to Rob Meyers — by opening our checkbooks the following day — and most did. Car specialists came down to greet and chat with their clients during the auction, while Girardo addressed bidders in simple words, always suggesting they raise their finger for a few thousand more, but often in their native language, whether it be English, Italian, Spanish, or French. All of this effort made for a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere, and it undoubtedly helped boost RM's bottom line. All-in-all, this sale was another good indication that the top of the market is alive and well, with high-end consignments still bringing solid across the block. That's wonderful news for the collector car market in general, especially with the annual Monterey auctions right around the corner. ♦ 12%, included in sold prices ($1.36=€1.00) 72 Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions Monte Carlo, MCO ENGLISH #232-1926 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP Phantom I tourer. S/N 6YC. Eng. # RS15. Polished aluminum/brown cloth/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 1,999 miles. Coachwork by Windover. Originally sold to the Raja de Nampara. Distinctive Open Tourer aluminum body polished, making it look more like sculpture than a car. Fragile panels without significant dings, interior with slight patina. Engine bay clean. Big and flashy. Part of the Hans-Gunter Zach Collection. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $230,690. One of several rare cars that went unsold at this auction. It was interesting if not significant, and it deserved more than the high bid here. #279-1930 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II boattail speedster. S/N 23GN. Dark blue & red/red leather. RHD. Odo: 60,954 miles. The only two-place Phantom II speedster by Hooper, and with good history from new. Still fitted with two soft tops, as it was originally. Nut-and-bolt restored to the highest levels in 1998, now with buffer swirls and a few paint chips. Multiple concours winner. CCCA history, exterior restored and showing quite well throughout. Interior partly original and displaying a good patina. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,975,792. The epitome of the Town Car. Sold at RM's Monterey sale in August '08 for $2.3m, with just four miles covered since (SCM# 117425). As this has to be one of the most significant post-WWI Rolls-Royces built, it was certainly worth the price paid here, which is about twice what a more pedestrian Phantom II sells for today. #259-1937 LAGONDA LG45 Rapide sports tourer. S/N 12172R. Eng. # 12172R. Dark green & black/black canvas/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 155 miles. One of the original 25 Rapides built with this four-seat coachwork. No history. Restored to the highest level some years ago, and unused since. Still inside and out. Comes with side screens, manuals, catalogs, and toolkit. An excellent M in an attractive color combination. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $144,385. Expensive, but no doubt the future winner of any Austin-Healey concours. Quality always pays off, and as another in similar condition sold at RM's Monterey sale in August '08 for $159,500 (SCM# 117510), the price here was fair. #261-1970 ASTON MARTIN DBS V8 National First Place. Over-the-top build quality, attractive colors. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $721,924. First seen at Christie's London sale in November '87, where it sold at $57,200 (SCM# 14064). Seen again at The Auction's Las Vegas sale in October '96, where it failed to sell at $190,000 (SCM# 12422). Finally, seen at RM's Monterey sale in August '07, where it made $627,000 (SCM# 46260). Sold well above the $680k high estimate, and it was just slightly expensive at that. TOP 10 No. 7 #271-1933 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II special town car. S/N 218AMS. Eng. # U45J. Black & burgundy/black leather & tan fabric. Odo: 46,010 miles. One of three “Special Town Cars” by Brewster, and the only one remaining with its original coachwork. A wedding gift from a wealthy Washington, D.C. entrepreneur to his wife. Body never off the chassis. Clear complete 74 shows extremely well inside and out, with great attention to detail. From the John O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $759,920. Sold by RM to O'Quinn at the company's Monterey sale in August '06 for $671,000 with 134 km on the odometer (SCM# 42760). Only lightly used since, this was a market-correct valuation at mid-estimate money. #270-1950 ASTON MARTIN DB2 Vantage coupe. S/N LML5019. Gray/red leather. RHD. An early DB2, and the first one built to Vantage spec. Crystal-clear history and provenance, raced both in period and more recently. Looks like an original well-maintained car, with one repaint from red to gray. No rust visible, chassis maintained, interior with patina to leather, roll bar and harnesses. Engine bay mags. Interior original and still very good, but sun visors are sagging. Driver-quality engine bay, undercarriage clean. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $152,000. The DBS is becoming hot in the market—this one sold for 50% more than its $95k high estimate. A similar, but needy, example sold at Bonhams' Monaco auction last year for $83k (SCM# 120553), and at the time, I considered it expensive. This one was a much better car, but it was still well sold at the price paid. FRENCH #202-1928 AMILCAR CG SS racer. S/N C455. Eng. # C455. French Blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 2,683 miles. A top-of-the-line Amilcar with the bigger engine and lowered Sports Car Market coupe. S/N DBSV810051LC. Eng. # v540055. Mercury Silver/tan leather. Odo: 97,874 km. The 51st of around 400 built. Factory original specifications throughout, with 5-speed manual and a/c. Exterior entirely restored to high levels in recent years. Still very clean but for marked clean. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $395,158. A lot of interest here resulted in a sale price 70% above the high estimate, and the car was worth every penny. After all, how many significant early race cars can you find today with such good history and originality? Well bought. See profile on p. 58. #210-1956 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100M Le Mans roadster. S/N BN2L231785. Light blue/dark blue canvas/dark blue leather. Odo: 27 km. One of 640 factory-built Ms, of which around 170 are thought to remain. Fitted with left-hand drive and mph speedometer from new. Just restored to the highest possible levels,


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RM Auctions Monte Carlo, MCO John O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $159,583. Acquired by O'Quinn in 2005 from RM's Phoenix auction, where it sold for $130,000 with 47,865 kilometers (SCM# 37406). Before that, sold at RM's Monterey sale in August '02, where it made $127,050 (SCM# 28822). These post-war cars on prewar chassis don't have a huge following, and they're not recognized in Europe or by the CCCA in the U.S. All things considered, this was fairly bought. chassis. Older restoration of a mostly original car, with paint, panels, and plating all good. Interior shows a slight patina, several modern gauges added. Engine bay slightly scruffy, with some leaks and an added electric fan. Chassis clean. A beautiful little racer that's ready to be enjoyed. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $64,593. A similar car in around the same condition sold for $58,650 at Bonhams' Carmel sale in August '05 (SCM# 38974). Here, bidding was slow at first, but it did achieve a well-deserved good final result. #281-1935 TALBOT-LAGO T120 con- vertible. S/N 85221. Two-tone yellow/burgundy canvas/ivory vinyl. RHD. Odo: 11,365 km. The entry model from Talbot with original non-factory body by Figoni et Falaschi, although front was modified after WWII. History clear. Recent frame-off restoration not to the highest levels, with some wood visible, chassis partially painted, and interior only average. No bumpers fitted. Lots of play in steering wheel, winner in 2006. Excellent throughout. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $2,431,744. A similar car in lesser condition sold for $1.3m at RM's Amelia Island sale in March '07 (SCM# 44695), after having been sold for $1.1m at Gooding's Pebble Beach sale in August '06 (SCM# 42592). This had great history, but I'd consider the price expensive considering the car's slightly conservative styling. #213-1949 DELAHAYE 135M Replica roadster. S/N 800820. Two-tone blue/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 12,701 km. Replica mid'30s coachwork by Crailville on a late-'40s chassis. Built or restored 10 years ago and still mint throughout. Panel and fit perfect. Nothing to fault but for the dash that did not look quite right. Cotal gearbox, three-carb engine bay GERMAN #297-1937 BMW 328 MILLE MIGLIA Bugelfalte roadster. S/N 85032. Gray/dark blue leather. Odo: 4,460 km. A real works car with extensive racing history. The 1938 MilleMiglia class winner. Presented two weeks earlier at the Ville d'Este concours, supported by BMW. A long but clear history, and a centerpiece for a BMW museum. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $6,000,000. This was unquestionably the star of the show, and interested parties had to wait for their chance to buy it, as it was offered toward the end of the sale. Bidding started in the room at $2m, then it was over the phone for up to $6m, when it was hammered as a no-sale on the block by Max Girardo. It was declared sold later for an undisclosed amount. front fender and nose damaged during transport. Fitted with Wilson gearbox and Lalique mascot. An attractive 5-footer in flashy colors. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $288,770. First seen at Christie's Beaulieu sale in November '82, where it sold at $78,309 (SCM# 2766). Seen again at Bonhams' Carmel sale in August '07, where it sold at $293,000 with 11,250 kms on the odometer (SCM# 46203). If better restored and back to its original pre-war bodywork configuration, it would be worth more, but it's hard to say if the difference in value will offset the price of doing the work. Sold correctly at the lower end of the estimate range. TOP 10 No. 6 #260-1938 DELAHAYE 135MS Competition cabriolet. S/N 49197. Eng. # 49197. Black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 46,823 km. Attractive two-seat Figoni et Falaschi design on a race-prepped 135MS chassis. Clear history includes showings at both races and concours in period. Restored in 2005 to extremely high standards, and is still faithful to the original car, with correct Hermes interior and Cotal gearbox. Pebble Beach class 76 spotless. From the John O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $357,162. Last seen at Kruse Auburn in September '98, where it sold at $500k (SCM# 2241). The price paid was well above the $300k high estimate, and it was likely close to what it would cost to build something like this today—and without the hassle of managing the project. A good buy for someone in the market for a usable roadster with Figoni looks and without much of a financial risk. #267-1951 DELAHAYE 135M cabriolet. S/N 801741. Maroon/beige canvas/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 47,895 km. Heavy postwar Chapron design. Full restoration done to high standards, inside and out. Still mint but for the missing steering wheel horn button. Nice art deco dash with painted metal surface. Cotal gearbox, unique power top. From the #212-1958 PORSCHE 356A speedster. S/N 84473. Dark blue/white canvas/tan leather. One of 556 built in 1958. Recently completed nut-and-bolt restoration to high standards, and is faithful to the original in most respects. Non-original engine. Unused since work was completed, and in mint condition everywhere. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $159,583. RM sold a red Speedster at its Phoenix auction in January '10 for $225,500 (SCM# 156912), and another one sold at Russo and Steele's Monterey sale in August '09 for $137,500 (SCM# 141229). I'd call this price market correct considering this car's condition. Well bought. #214-1968 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 Pullman landaulet. S/N 10001512001096. Black/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 4,716 km. Sold new to Gabon president Omar Bongo with all available options. Restored ten Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions Monte Carlo, MCO siderable amount below its $340k low estimate. More proof that this car was in fact given to and used by Juan Peron (Argentinian President and husband to Evita) probably would have boosted this value. It could have been sold as a piece of history rather than just an automobile. #295-1949 FIAT 1100S Mille Miglia years ago in Germany to cost-isn't-an-object standards. Mint condition everywhere, and everything works. Easily one of the best 600 landaulets in the world. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $782,718. A similar car in 4- condition sold for an over-the-top $510k at RM's London sale in October '09 (SCM# 152363), and another one traded hands at RM's Phoenix auction in '06 for $330k (SCM# 72809). The price paid here was more than reasonable compared to this car's obviously expensive restoration costs and its rarity, so it was well bought with that in mind. #298-1974 BMW 3.0 CSL Batmobile coupe. S/N 4355031. Chamonix White/black velvet & vinyl. Odo: 52,179 km. Number 31 of 57 units built in the second series, offered by BMW when new to race driver Hans Stuck. Good history, always in Germany. Restored in the late '90s, and fitted with period correct Alpina engine. Villa d'Este contender in graded to 1831cc specs. Disappearing top. Still in mint condition inside and out, but for some buffer marks. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,193,074. Sold by Gooding at its Pebble Beach sale in August '08 for nearly $1.3m, but with 2,000 kms on the odo (SCM# 117604). So it drives, it looks good, and it's rare. A market-correct price for a GS in this condition. 2006, and given the award for the car driven the furthest to the event. Restored faithfully to original specification, and both road and track ready. Comes with FIVA identity card. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $175,000. The Batmobile has a following among younger collectors, and although a couple have sold in the $150k range in recent years (SCM# 42170 & 132762), this one's condition, drivability, and clear history were worth the extra $25k. Market correct. ITALIAN #219-1930 ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 Gran Sport convertible. S/N 121215033. Eng. # 121215033. Black & blue/beige canvas/red leather. RHD. Odo: 206 km. One of 2,579 1750s built through the end of 1933. Castagna touring coachwork, 1750 supercharged chassis. Clear history from new, with catalog images of the car in period. Restored 15 years ago to good French standards inside and out, but keeping some of the original patina. Attractive color scheme in black and blue with gold stripes, red leather, and black carpet. Very nice throughout. 78 #299-1947 CISITALIA 202 convertible. S/N 21. Light blue/light brown leather. RHD. Odo: 4,490 km. One of approximately 34 remaining 202s. Believed to have been offered to Juan Peron in Argentina, although there is no hard evidence presented to support this. A perfect example of Pinin Farina's early and minimalist design, and the first and only Cisitalia coachwork by Pinin Farina himself. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $759,920. This was sold at half the price of a Zagato-bodied example, although this was much rarer. With that in mind, it was well bought. TOP 10 No. 8 #289-1930 ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 Gran Sport spider. S/N 8513064. Eng. # 8513064. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 2,729 km. Coachwork by Zagato. Early history unknown. Completely rebuilt to high standards in the 1980s, with engine up effective dash, steering wheel cracked, carpet dirty. Undercarriage clean. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $144,385. This car had known history and a good degree of originality, it was ready to race— and with its FIVA passport, it'll be accepted everywhere. Despite the car's little horsepower, this was a good buy at the price paid. #269-1952 FERRARI 212/225 INTER coupe. S/N 0170ET. Red/black/brown vinyl. RHD. Odo: 94,005 km. One of a few Ferrari competition cars with a Vignale coupe body. Bought by privateer for racing when new, and achieved limited success. Engine upgraded in 1954 before heading to the U.S. First restored in the 1970s, and current restoration looks to be coupe. S/N 500065. Eng. # 500331. Dark red/ light brown vinyl. Odo: 398 km. Mostly original car showing patina overall. A clear emphasis on an aerodynamic shape. Panels, paint, and glass all good. Original rubber. Simple and only a few years old. Current engine is a 250 Colombo from a Boano. Used as recently as 2007 for historic racing. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $873,908. An early racing Ferrari in a great color combination, and an open door to most events. If he can find the correct engine, I expect the new owner will see a 30% hike in the value of this car. As it was, well bought and sold. #288-1953 MORETTI 750 GRAN SPORT Complete restoration two years ago in Holland. Super Art Deco interior with Bakelite switches, cracked steering wheel and scratched side windows. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $290,000. The last important lot of the auction, and sold a con- coupe. S/N 1294. Red/black/black vinyl. Odo: 72 miles. The first of a handful of Morettis imported to the U.S. Complete rebuild in Europe in 2005, after it was sold by Raymond Milo. Excellent attention to detail inside and out. Specific Moretti twin-cam engine. A lot of car in a tiny package. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $205,178. In terms of size, think Honda S800 or Abarth Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions Monte Carlo, MCO 1995 to the current scheme. Apparently used, as demonstrated by paint nicks and some patina on driver's bolster. Otherwise mint. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $2,811,704. There are around 100 Cal Spyders of both series, which looks like quite a lot compared to just six 400 Superamericas. This one sold correctly, although the color was an acquired taste and probably held it back a little. 750 Zagato, but of those cars, this is by far the most expensive of the lot, as it is much rarer. A similar example sold at Bonhams' Sussex sale in June '07 for $190k (SCM# 45862). Still, the price paid was expensive for a 65 hp machine with no racing pedigree. TOP 10 No. 4 #256-1957 FERRARI 250 GT LWB Tour de France coupe. S/N 0925GT. Eng. # 0925GT. Dark red/brown leather. Odo: 17,567 miles. Clear history from new, first sold to Bill Harrah and owned by him for 30 years. Restored to a high level in 1993, and still shows very well inside and out but for one curbscratched wheel. Undercarriage complete with protective panels in place, engine bay spotless. Mileage supposedly genuine. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $3,191,664. TdFs are important cars, as they are arguably the mother of the Ferrari GT. They're also very rare, with only 77 hand-built by Scaglietti. This is the car that created part of the Ferrari racing aura worldwide, and it does maintain a beautiful and purposeful look throughout. This one was clean by all means, and I'd consider it well bought even at near the $3.25m high estimate. TOP 10 No. 5 #265A-1959 FERRARI 250 GT LWB California Spyder. S/N 1253GT. Eng. # 1253GT. Verde Pino/ black canvas/cream leather. Odo: 8,136 km. The 21st of 50 LWB first-series Spyders built from 1958 to 1960. Clear history with multiple color changes, restored to high standards in at the Bonneville Speed Trials later that year, making over 145 mph. Three color schemes over time, restored to current black and red in California a couple years ago. Took Third Place in category at Pebble Beach in 2009 with 98 points. Extensive attention to detail evident throughout. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $3,799,600. The second star of the sale after the BMW 328 MM. Sold for correct pricing, based on its rarity, looks, and the quality of restoration. Well done. 80 with the car. Last race was a win at the 2009 Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nurburgring. Very clean and mostly original. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $3,343,648. Serious money for a serious car. These are very rare at auction, as are Ferrari racers. The last example sold brought $2m at Christie's London in March '01 (SCM# 24041). The price fell right in the middle of the pre-sale estimates, and as long as it takes to the track and wins at a future Monaco Historic Grand Prix, everyone should be happy. See more on this car in this issue's Race Profile on p.66. TOP 10 No. 1 #221-1962 FERRARI 400 SUPERAMERICA SWB Pininfarina cabriolet. S/N 3309SA. Eng. # 3309. Black/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 50,432 miles. The last of the six 400 Superamerica cabriolets, and the only SWB version with covered headlights. Clear history, New York Auto Show and Geneva Salon car in 1962, ran downslope lately. They were $2m cars all day long in 2008, yet they're now in the $1m ballpark. This one sold at RM's Monterey auction in August '01 for $204,955 with 17,410 miles on the odometer (SCM# 23215). A bargain then, although an over-the-top restoration had been financed since. Well bought... but is anyone ever going to actually use it? #280-1967 FERRARI 330 GTC coupe. S/N 09821. Eng. # 09821. Dark blue/beige leather. Odo: 80,628 km. One of 600 built from TOP 10 No. 3 #292-1960 MASERATI TIPO 61 Birdcage racer. S/N 2470. Eng. # 2470. Dark blue/black cloth. RHD. One of 17. Clear history from new as a U.S. privateer 61 that brought many successes to owners over the years. Ready again for the track with raceprepped engine, but the original is provided engine fitted. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $3,571,624. Last seen at RM's Maranello sale in May '07, where it sold at $2.5m (SCM# 45293), and later sold to U.K. radio presenter Chris Evans (the James Coburn California), who had it entirely redone once more in current white and light blue livery. 250 GT SWBs are prized by Ferrari collectors, but this seemed expensive compared to the rarer and much more original TdF that made $3.2m as lot 256. TOP 10 No. 9 #263-1965 FERRARI 275 GTB/6C Alloy coupe. S/N 07933. Eng. # 07933. Gray/gray & blue leather. Odo: 19,650 miles. Clear history, sold new in the U.S. Restored to very high levels since 2001, and looking nearly faultless inside and out. Non-factory a/c fitted. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $1,063,888. 275 Alloys have been on the TOP 10 No. 2 #251A-1962 FERRARI 250 GT SWB coupe. S/N 3401GT. Eng. # 3401GT. White/light blue leather. Odo: 45,916 km. Number 135 of 165 SWBs built, and one of 36 built in 1962. Clear history from new. Restored many times, with a handful of color changes from its original green. Non-original Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions Monte Carlo, MCO 1966 to 1968. Originally silver and red. Nutand-bolt restoration in 2005, with paint and chrome maintained to high standards. Interior not so nice, with low-quality leather and tired driver's armrest. Fitted with a/c and power windows. From the John O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $235,575. This car had a great look from a few paces away, and I got the sense that it had probably not been driven much since its restoration. Market correct today considering the minor issues noted. TOP 10 No. 10 #224-1967 FERRARI 275 GTB/4 coupe. S/N 10045. Eng. # 10045. Yellow/black leather. Odo: 74,127 miles. One of 330 with the 4-cam engine. Complete restoration to the highest standards still shows well throughout. A former TV star from the SPEED TV show “Classic Car Restoration,” and a Skip Barber car. Obviously clear from new. Restored to partial European look by DK Engineering in the U.K. Fitted with a/c, and certified Ferrari Classiche. Better than new. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $940,000. This price, aligned to what would have been expected in 2008, was market-correct today, as evidenced by another Daytona Spyder that made $880k at RM's Monterey auction in August '09 (SCM# 142120). Well bought and sold. #262-2002 FERRARI 550 barchetta. S/N barely driven. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $1,041,090. An auction star. First seen at RM's Toronto sale in April '99, where it sold at $325,413 (SCM# 5205). Then sold by RM in January '09 for $918,500 with 74,035 miles on the odometer (SCM# 119095). Finally, was a no-sale at Russo and Steele's Monterey sale in August '09 at $875,000 (SCM# 141237). Now with 90 more miles on the odometer, the car finally broke the magic million mark, but for the seller, the price was still a wash given the auction commission. #218-1968 FERRARI 330 GTS spyder. S/N 10883. Eng. # 10883. Blu Scuro/dark blue canvas/cream leather. Odo: 1,279 miles. One of around 100 built from 1966 to 1968. Nut and bolt restoration completed to the highest 124414. Rosso Corsa/beige leather. Odo: 330 km. Sold new to the Middle East in Argento with burgundy leather. Not used until it was returned to the Ferrari factory in 2008 for a change to current red with tan leather. The car remains as new, with no wear whatsoever. One of 448. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $167,182. If you with an attractive color combination, ready for the track with the latest safety equipment fitted. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $182,381. A Chevroletpowered fiberglass alternative to a Cobra for one third the price—and it's eligible just about everywhere. Well bought at under the pre-sale low estimate of $200k. #284-1963 SHELBY COBRA Le Mans were looking for an as-new 550 Barchetta, this was the car. carried Ferrari Classiche certification. The color change was not a huge deal here, as all the work had been done by Carrozzeria Zanasi of Maranello, which is Ferrari's official body shop, and all the updates had been added to Ferrari's records on the car. Market correct. AMERICAN #273-1953 CHRYSLER SPECIAL coupe. standards inside and out. Excellent chrome and trim, well-fitted leather interior. Modern radio, power windows. Slightly scruffy undercarriage. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $702,726. A similar one in red over black sold at Bonhams' Reims sale in September '09 for $675,000 (SCM# 143281), so I'd call this price market correct at close to Daytona Spyder levels. #286-1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Daytona spyder. S/N 14553. Eng. # B1230. Yellow/ black canvas/black leather. Odo: 27,069 miles. One of 121 factory Daytona Spyders, this one specifically built for the U.S. market. History 82 S/N 7236712. Gray/black/dark blue leather. Odo: 18,797 km. 331-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. One of 18 built. Fully original and complete, with original spare in trunk. Large ding on front fender, paint peeling everywhere with some rust pushing through. Chrome more than faded, racer. S/N CSX2136. Black/black leather. Odo: 260 miles. 289-ci V8, 4x2-bbl, 4-sp. One of six Le Mans versions built in 1963. Extensively raced in the U.S. with some good results, then put away wet. Completely restored to original specifications in the U.S, then raced interior with worn leather and beautiful dash. Engine bay of a 60-year-old driver. Teetering on the fine line between preservation and needing restoration. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $334,365. An identical restored car in a similar color combination sold at $354,750 at RM's Phoenix auction in January '05 (SCM# 37269). Should this be restored or left alone? That's the dilemma of our hobby today. With this one, what should be done is a hard call, but over the long term, it makes the most sense to keep it as is. Well bought. #211-1958 DEVIN SS SPORTS racer. S/N SR206. Blue & white/tan vinyl. 339-ci fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. Totally rebuilt in 1995 to a good standard for a racer, mechanically refurbished in 2006. Very good condition overall again in the '90s. Today in good condition with some patina, and apparently ready again for the track. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $1,010,694. Last sold by RM at its Amelia Island sale in March '06 for $1.6m (SCM #40981), with SCM comment that it was “possibly a very good buy.” Well, we all are wrong sometimes. And just 50 miles in four years means no fun was had with it. Well bought at a mid-estimate price, and hopefully the new owner will get behind the wheel and actually use it a bit. See profile on p. 64. © Sports Car Market


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Carlisle Events Carlisle, PA Spring Carlisle Carlisle signaled the start to the spring auction season, with a 1932 Graham Model 57 leading the way at $121,900 Company Carlisle Auctions Date April 22-23, 2010 Location Carlisle, PA Auctioneer Jeffrey Knosp and Brent Earlywine Automotive lots sold / offered 124/255 Sales rate 49% Sales total $2,361,998 High sale 1932 Graham Model 57 Rumble Seat Cabriolet, sold at $121,900 Buyer's premium One of just three Graham Rumble Seat Cabriolets known to exist Report and photos by Chip Lamb Market opinions in italics lector automobile events. At the center of that and at the crossroads of the entire region lies Carlisle, PA. And the Miller team swung into action, signaling the start to the season with the gigantic Spring Carlisle Swap Meet, Car Corral, and the Auction at the Carlisle Expo Center. Carlisle has worked hard at promoting its auctions O well in advance, attracting more than a few quality lots during the cold winter months and putting them in a small and easy-to-mail booklet. This year's brochure included many of the high bid and high sale lots to cross the block during the April sale, including the top of the heap, a 1932 Graham Model 57 Rumble Seat Cabriolet from a local estate. One of twelve produced and three known to exist in any condition, it benefited from a lightly deteriorated 1980s restoration performed in Canada and had been in a museum display since. This car crossed the block on Friday and hammered sold for $121,900. Beneath that in the brochure, and not far down the list of high sales, a 1949 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible sporting a much older restoration and subsequent light renovation brought $61,480 all in, which was an impressive result given its current driver-quality 84 ne of the most visible signs of spring in the northeast is the beginning of the top tier of long-standing annual col- condition. Highest among Corvettes and other sports cars was a 1963 Split-Window in Saddle Tan over tan leather. This car had been to the Corvettes and fall Auctions in the past, and it finally found new ownership during this Spring weekend for $75,240. Few other lots would breach the $50,000 barrier during the two-day sale, but those that did generally went unsold. One of the star lots in the brochure, a low-mileage, original 1958 Chrysler Imperial convertible with just over 43,000 miles, left the block with an $80,000 offer on the table. Two well-restored Mustangs, both Super Cobra Jet-powered street machines, were bid to reasonable numbers; a 1970 to $52,500 and a 1969 Mach 1 to an even $60,000, yet they also went home with their consignors. However, there were plenty of diverse cars that did end up selling, ranging from examples from the “All Original Hour” on Thursday night to later-model sports cars, muscle machines, and the slightly unusual. For the most part, the cars brought very reasonable prices. This year's $2.4m final total, achieved from 124 of 255 lots, represented comfortable growth from the $1.7m made here in 2009, and overall, it was the second highest total on record for a Spring Carlisle auction since the $3m made in April of 2006. Carlisle's niche in the marketplace and its integrity stems from over 35 years of dealings at the Fairgrounds. While the company works hard to maintain and improve upon its sales and the quality of cars presented, this event continues to be a great place for new bidders to try bidding on something fun and inexpensive. ♦ $500k $1m $1.5m $2m $2.5m $3m 0 Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 5%, included in sold prices


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Carlisle Events Carlisle, PA ENGLISH #T38-1960 MG A roadster. S/N GHNL93469. Old English White/black vinyl/ black leather. Odo: 3,733 miles. Claimed recent restoration exhibits a better than average finish quality. Chrome and brightwork a mix of reproduction and weathered original. OEM steering wheel cracked, horn button crazed, rather than correct light blue. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $4,900. Being the owner of an alloriginal TR7 convertible, I was quick to note the absence of factory a/c in this rare coupe version. And why would you want “the shape of things to come” if that shape had a fixed roof in the way? #T109-1982 ROLLS-ROYCE CAMARGUE dash knobs weathered. Seats, top, door panels and carpet redone, wind wings nowhere to be seen. Hood release stuck, engine runs rough. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $14,750. Lots of shortcuts showed on this project, with a lot left to do and redo. Most items will not be too hard to overcome, but it held back bidding to what was still a very reasonable number. #F159 -1976 TRIUMPH TR6 convertible. S/N CF546734. Maroon/black vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 21,108 miles. Original or older sympathetic recommissioning slightly weathered with numerous small touch-ups. Chrome and brightwork original and well-preserved. Gray edge convertible top may be original. Factory or N.O.S. seat material clean and without major wood slightly weathered throughout. Engine compartment undetailed, a/c inoperative. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $24,910. Unsold across the block, this found a new home post-auction for considerably less than I would have imagined. Still, there's a lot to do to bring this up to snuff. Out of the 530 built, there are quite a few of these cars in far better condition. #F204-1996 JAGUAR XJS convert- wear, wood dash unblemished. Older engine compartment detailing appears tidy. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $15,000. Without documentation, nobody could tell whether the mileage was accurate or if the car had been redone at one point or another. As such, and since it arrived undetailed and remained that way, it was bid to an appropriate number, which wasn't good enough for the consignor. #S20-1979 TRIUMPH TR7 coupe. S/N TCW100545UF. Carmine Red/tan cloth. Odo: 14,353 miles. Original Carmine Red paint spidery in places, especially on nose and front fenders. Chrome, brightwork, and blackout trim detailed. Unusual cloth interior almost mint, apart from slightly weathered door panels and was accessorized by a sport steering wheel and coco floor mats from the period. Light restoration to engine bay evident, valve cover in silver 86 ible. S/N SAJNX2746TC225369. White/tan cloth/magnolia leather. Odo: 32,044 miles. Low-mileage original car still very attractive inside and out. One quality repaint from new, with masking lines in door jambs the only visible issue. Hood closes poorly. Chrome, brightwork, and trim very presentable, interior tidy with no leather or wood deterioration. Engine bay lightly detailed. Cond: 2-. SOLD coupe. S/N SCAYJ42A6CCX05392. Masons Black/tan Everflex/tan leather & black piping. Odo: 45,161 miles. Older heavy repaint exhibits numerous flaws above and below finish, including sanding scratches and light bubbling. Chrome, stainless, and brightwork lightly weathered. Tan Everflex top faded and weathered. Original leather interior near mint, detector in radio opening likewise period. Leather only lightly dry. Engine compartment nicely cleaned without needing detailing. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $24,750. As the last car out on Thursday, this met lukewarm interest on the auction block. It was a legitimate example by all indicators, right down to its importation tag in the driver's door jamb, so a price nearly double the high bid would not have been extraordinary. #T116-1989 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 4 coupe. S/N WP0AB962KS450987. Black/ tan leather. Odo: 94,925 miles. Newer black respray a bit lacking on prep, with visible tape marks present in door jambs. Trim lightly weathered, crackly rear lenses and decor panels have lost some of their color. Newer Porsche turbo thrust chrome alloys fitted. Interior supple, apart from a few light scuffs to driver's seat, newer Alpine radio not uncommon. Engine compartment tidy and evidences recent AT $18,815. The hood issue and the persistent high idle when warm turned me off on this car, which I expected to go into the low teens. I was quite surprised when it got closer to $20,000, and I think the seller should be extraordinarily pleased. GERMAN #T130-1984 PORSCHE 930 Turbo Slantnose coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ932ES000803. Guards Red/tan leather. Odo: 26,110 miles. Mostly original paint exhibits only light touchups and has a uniform shine. Trim unmarked throughout. Gold/polished 3-piece BBS wheels appear period-correct, especially against the original slantnose body. Very cool period Clarion stereo in center console, Whistler radar Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $16,430. While this might sound cheap, the first half-year Carrera 4 continues to frighten Porschephiles as it did salesmen and service personnel two decades ago. The repaint did not turn one off quite as much as the 993-era wheels; the original Sports Car Market


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Carlisle Events Carlisle, PA flat-face rims might have given this car a bit more credibility as a well-maintained example rather than one with half an eye towards being a boy racer. Slightly well bought, but not badly sold either. #F132-1995 MERCEDES-BENZ E320 convertible. S/N WDBEA66E8SC281232. White/black cloth/light gray leather. Odo: 71,323 miles. Attractive original white paint with custom hand pinstripes down both sides. Minor indications of use. Chrome and trim still quite nice and well preserved, interior decent with no splits in leather, rear seatbelt latch broken. Zebrano wood trim uncracked. Original top shows only minor signs of normal wear. Engine bay in nice driver condition and runs well. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $12,720. While most W124s are good cars, they still have low desirability in the market. Apparently this one was desirable enough to someone to pay up and make the seller's day. Slightly well sold to a buyer looking forward to summer. ITALIAN #F150-1972 DE TOMASO PANTERA coupe. S/N THPNMB02414. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 28,474 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, 5-sp. Red finish redone in older glass-in reconditioning, with numerous indications of masking and prep issues. Non-functioning later-model air grilles added to hood, original chrome and brightwork presentable. Interior original and tidy, apart f interior generally shows sun damage. Black cloth top newer. Engine bay dirty and missing air cleaner over top of 2-barrel Weber DGV carburetor. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $2,120. A bit too expensive to be a LeMons car, especially since the 3-speed slushbox would have to be swapped out for a manual. And this was not the car for a rookie driver, either. This bid was all the money for the car's condition, and the seller was wise to cut it loose. rom a taped-up steering wheel center pad. V8 nicely detailed and heavily built-up for performance, topped off by a rebuilt original Holley and performance air cleaner. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $25,440. Darn, if this wasn't a good deal on a great driver-quality Pantera. No indications of rust, past or present, were evident, and all the mechanicals had been gone through. If this was as good as it looked in every other respect, I'd have to call it quite well bought indeed. #F239-1977 FERRARI 308 GTB coupe. S/N 22879. Giallo Fly/black leather. Odo: 88 JAPANESE #T98-1971 DATSUN 521 pickup. S/N PL521567025. White/red vinyl. Odo: 18,943 miles. Original paint very well preserved despite indications of use and wear, pickup bed resprayed in medium gray. Chrome and brightwork remarkably nice, given original quality, multiple splits in red vinyl seat covered by red duct tape. Engine compartment very tidy. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $7,685. This truck still wore its original owner's business name Sports Car Market Engine compartment correctly and faithfully restored. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $24,380. While it had lots of pop, it looked like a Franklin Mint die cast for the John Deere collection with its yellow wheels and green-over-black livery. It also had the feel of a nice amateur job and not a top-flight professional restoration. Personally, I prefer that sort of job, as one man's heart usually goes into it more, and at least two people in the crowd felt the same way. #F234-1932 GRAHAM MODEL 57 Rumble Seat cabriolet. S/N 10148501. Beige & orange/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 299 miles. 1980s Canadian restoration slowly unwinding. Paint puckered, with pitting under finish most evident at cowl under left corner of windshield. Fisheye and dust specks in paint also glaringly 53,787 miles. Very straight car. Single repaint extends into door and trunk jambs and shows only minor masking issues. Trim with only light wear and a few chips to black exterior pieces. Entry wear on driver's seat is all that detracts from interior. Factory a/c and a modern stereo also present. Engine compartment clean, with an older detailing and some maintenance evident. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $28,000. Running somewhat late on Friday, this early non-Targa 308 was a steel car (some very early 308s were fiberglass) and was bid to a figure quite near its value. The crowd was pretty light by this point, so one would think the consignor might have considered the number close to being fair. #T24-1981 FIAT 124 spider. S/N ZFAAS00B6B8180967. Auto. White/ black cloth/maroon vinyl. Odo: 83,195 miles. Newer white paint executed without much care, with runs, sags, and overspray throughout. Black bumpers resprayed and have a rough texture, brightwork original and somewhat worn. Seats redone and on both doors, and while the company is defunct, their little Datsun was far from used-up. Some cosmetic rejuvenation would be nice to see, but this was pretty neat just the way it sat. Well bought and sold. AMERICAN #F186-1930 FORD MODEL A pickup. S/N UD3196191. Green & black/black vinyl/ tan vinyl. 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Carlisle Events Carlisle, PA evident on hood. Cloth cabriolet top lightly faded. Tan leather interior extends to rumble seat and is somewhat dry, dashboard and instruments dusty. Engine bay comprehensively restored but no longer fresh. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $121,900. Described as being in a museum for some years and coming from a local estate, this was very likely one of one to survive with the big 8-cylinder engine. But it had a lot of details that would seem to have been overlooked or done poorly, then allowed to age without proper care. On one hand, find another to compare it to, but on the other, it's only worth so much, especially since it's (surprisingly) not a CCCA Full Classic. Somewhat well sold. #F209-1934 FORD V8 Rumble Seat cab- riolet. S/N 18650040. Maroon metallic/tan cloth/brown vinyl. Odo: 38,546 miles. Older restoration still very attractive and nicely preserved. Paint exhibits only minor flaws, including some shrinkage and wear. Fresher tan cloth top possibly down most of the time. Chrome and brightwork excellent, apart from very light attention. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $26,235. While claimed to be an excellent running driver and a very unusual surviving example, this was also not in very desirable condition as it sat. High bid was nearly incomprehensible, as restored cars do not fetch considerably more money. I'd have to say this was pushing the realm of reality a bit. Nicely sold, without much upside for the new owner. #F189-1948 CROSLEY CC convertible coupe. S/N VC20219. White/black vinyl. Odo: 7,916 miles. Older refurbishment evident over original finish. Chrome and brightwork decent, no top provided for or in evidence. Spartan interior very likely completely original. Later cast-iron engine block appears to have been #F161-1953 KAISER MANHATTAN 2-dr sedan. S/N K1178030. Ivory/reddish brown metallic/white vinyl & russet cloth under plastic covers. Odo: 81,263 miles. Older respray still presentable. Chrome and brightwork redone about the same time and while overbuffed, both present well. Completely original interior with seats under plastic covers and unusual bamboolike dashboard and door panel inserts. Large siren underhood makes one wonder which small town fire chief this carried around. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,480. I was intrigued enough to stick around and see the If I could own this little car with the 3-speed overdrive manual shift transmission and Lycoming 6-cylinder ‘Kaiser Supersonic' engine. I hope whoever owns it now does right by the car, as it's incredibly unusual and could be an excellent driver. polishing marks. Elegant dashboard and instruments set off an otherwise spartan interior. Engine bay restoration likewise well preserved. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $47,965. A nice car at a more than reasonable price, especially given the fact that most of these were cut up into hot rods a long time ago. While no longer a showcircuit car of any significant importance, it's no doubt a good car for tours and was somewhat well bought. #T96-1937 CHRYSLER AIRFLOW 4-dr sedan. S/N 7021450. Black/gray cloth. Odo: 44,204 miles. Ancient repaint heavily applied and now cracking and crazing throughout, multiple smaller surface imperfections also present. Chrome and brightwork likely redone at time of repaint and to similar quality. Interior original, driver's seat exhibits heavy wear. Engine compartment requires cleaning and there quite a while, and while running, is unrestored. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $10,600. This very early Crosley was built before the model was known as the Hotshot, and it wore its spare wheel and tire on the rear deck. Crosley's primary business was in the radio industry, but this one lacked even that trinket of thenmodern technology, making it a very spartan Crosley indeed. #F233-1949 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY convertible. S/N 7410115. Teal green metallic & wood/tan cloth/green vinyl & tan cloth. Odo: 82,250 miles. Older driverquality renovation sports more recent respray. Good older wood has only a small amount of light cracking and lifting. Chrome and brightwork partially restored, some original elements remain. Interior redone with correct trim are all polished stainless steel detailed to a very high standard. Simple cab tidy, oak bed nice. Engine compartment nicely and correctly restored. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. These are rare with the 2-speed Ford-O-Matic transmission, but there's a reason for that, since it wasn't very practical for a work truck to have a relatively weak transmission. But this was a nice truck, and the high bid wasn't enough. cloth but vinyl in place of leather. Engine bay restoration dates to an earlier generation. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $61,480. From the same estate as the Graham and the Kaiser Manhattan offered here, this Town & Country has to be considered well sold, as it was little more than just a driver. It would need a full-on restoration to be worth only twenty or so thousand more, and you can bet that the cost of the work required would far exceed that number. 90 #T42-1958 CADILLAC SIXTY SPECIAL Fleetwood 4-dr hard top. S/N 58M101414. Olive green/white/champagne leather & cloth. Odo: 79,060 miles. 365-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Original main body finish somewhat faded, oxidized, and buffed through in places. White roof possibly redone at one time. Original chrome and brightwork very presentable with only minor pitting to die-cast metal, star crack in windshield. Original interior with good Sports Car Market #F163-1955 FORD F100 pickup. S/N F10V5D13872. Aqua/white steel/tan vinyl. Odo: 1,009 miles. Comprehensive older bodyoff restoration done from a giant mess of parts during the mid-1990s and still shows well. 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Carlisle Events Carlisle, PA Our Cars 1966 Autobianchi Bianchina Furgone Owner: Norm Mort, working on a book called Micro Trucks Purchase date: August 2009 Purchase price: Partial trade for a 1967 MGB, partially restored 1957 300 Isetta, refurbished 1966 Autobianchi, and some cash Mileage since purchase: About 500 Recent work: Rear brakes rebuilt, new hub caps, tune-up bits, hoses and headlamp ($800) While working on my book Micro Trucks I fell in love with the Autobianchi van. I felt it was the perfect vehicle for my golden retriever Austin and me to travel around the countryside. Despite the rarity—only half a dozen or so are known to exist—a friend had two examples. The 1966 Autobianchi van we used in the book was a RHD example with slightly better paint. The other LHD example had been refurbished in Italy, but had constantly been pushed down the line towards getting a full restoration. The owner wanted an MGB, and a deal was made. Eduardo Bianchi built bicycles, motor- cycles, cars and trucks in Italy before establishing Autobianchi SpA in partnership with Fiat and Pirelli in 1955. Production of an up-market model based on the rear-engine Fiat Nuova 500 was simultaneously developed. Such were the good looks of the Bianchina models that Fiat considered possibly making these cars its volume model. The price of the Autobianchi versions was purposely set closer to that of the Fiat 600 range to avoid direct competition for Fiat's new baby. From 1963 onwards, Autobianchi was under Fiat control and in 1968 was absorbed to become Sezione Autobianchi. High on the “cute” factor, the Bianchina models also featured more luxurious interiors, additional chrome and trim, and Fiat 600 brakes, as well as a slightly more powerful 499.5cc OHV air-cooled, two-cylinder, fourstroke engine. The Fiat 500 Club of Canada and my me- chanic, a former 500 collector, supplied most of the necessary parts. It being an Autobianchi caused Fiat parts people in the U.S. to have some problems, but they tried their best. With a top speed of 95 kph (I've only man- aged just over 85 kph (about 55 mph)), there is no risk of speeding infractions. The noise level in this two-seater is acceptable, while the braking and handling commendable. Is it practical? My van has carried a variety of cargos beyond Austin, albeit none terribly heavy. But of course, one of the secret songs we collectors sing at night starts something like, “This old car, it's so practical, I can carry a dog and a lunch pail in it…”♦ 92 patina, cloth shows very little wear. Engine compartment detailed a few decades ago and still shows nicely. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $20,140. An excellent driver-quality car at any angle. There's nothing like an unmolested car, especially when it's a one-year example of the species. The mileage was believable and the care was obvious, despite the toll that over half a century had taken. A Fleetwood for DeVille money. Nicely bought. #T101.1-1958 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL convertible. S/N LY115164. White/black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 43,155 miles. 392-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. One reasonably decent older repaint on a largely original, never-disassembled car. Panel fit good to excellent, with no rust or rot in evidence. Chrome redone, most brightwork appears original. Interior mostly original with recovered seats and some wear successfully on Friday for a few thousand more. While nearly unrepeatable as a surviving original car, the bid was generous and rightly got this particular example sold, hopefully in the black for the consignor. #F193-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 30837S107960. Saddle Tan/tan leather. Odo: 37,611 miles. 327-ci 340-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. High quality restoration in modern paint without visible defects. Chrome and brightwork overdone and showing minor surface imperfections. Interior similar to exterior finish, with virtually flawless leather, carpet, dash, and instruments. Early knockoff alloy wheels with bias-ply whitewall tires have the evident. Fitted with power windows and locks. Engine compartment very clean, but with some detailing left to do. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $80,000. The story here was an interesting one, and it supported the mileage indicated. Discovered about 10,000 miles ago last year by the consignor, who had driven the car with some regularity since. It was reportedly an excellent open-road car, as they were known to be when new, but still, it was no showpiece, and the high bid really ought to have been close enough to initiate further discussion. #F189.1-1959 PLYMOUTH FURY 2-dr hard top. S/N M266119548. Black/white steel/ red vinyl & black cloth. Odo: 51,284 miles. 318ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Original black paint exhibits numerous small flaws and some heavier polishing marks. Chrome and brightwork remarkable in their preservation. Inside, first-year optional swiveling bucket seats are only lightly soiled and worn in keeping with the mileage. Spartan trunk compartment. Engine bay completely unrestored, but cleaned and awaits detailing. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $30,210. Bid to $24,500 and not sold as T97 on Thursday, it was rerun Sports Car Market right stance. Engine compartment restored with very nice presentation, aside from a modern battery. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $75,260. Seen here twice before: Once in October '07, where it was bid to $87,500 (SCM# 47130) and again at Corvettes at Carlisle in August '08, where it failed to find a home at $75,000 (SCM# 117998). This car was memorable for its quality, and I was really rather surprised to see it find a new home at a price the seller could have easily embraced before. In today's world, however, it's just well bought and sold alike. #T89-1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 40837S109171. Ermine White/ black vinyl. Odo: 55,505 miles. 327-ci 365-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. 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Carlisle Events Carlisle, PA original chrome. Interior similarly original and nicely worn. Add-on Vintage Air a/c helpful but not period-correct. Engine bay barely to driver quality. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $36,570. Last seen at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale sale in January '98, where it failed to sell for $18,000 (SCM# 17315). Reported at that time to have a replacement block and a mileage reading of 55k. At this price, I'd consider it well sold for a non-numbers-matching, least-desirable-year coupe in strictly driver condition. #T83-1966 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD Brougham 4-dr sedan. S/N P6185944. Black/ black vinyl/red cloth & leather. Odo: 39,517 miles. 429-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Older repaint over a comprehensively original car. Finish heavy with some lacquer bubbling. Weatherstripping somewhat rough throughout. Original chrome exhibits light spidering, brightwork still presentable. Black vinyl top original and wellpreserved, maroon brocade and leather all SOLD AT $38,000. The photo-documented restoration and lots of good records helped document this unusual car, but at the end of the day, it was more a banker's hot rod than a serious muscle machine. The finish flaws held it back as well, so I'd say the high bid was close to the mark. #T91-1968 BUICK ELECTRA 225 2-dr hard top. S/N 484578H342631. Aqua metallic/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 88,378 miles. 430-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Single repaint without issues on a highly optioned and very original car. Body straight and sound with good gaps. Chrome, brightwork, trim and vinyl top likewise amazingly well preserved. Interior still likewise near-mint throughout and heavily with the Muncie M20 4-speed, as found here. This was a nice car, but I think the high bid was enough in 2010. #T60-1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194379S721844. LeMans Blue Metallic/tan vinyl. Odo: 26,223 miles. 427-ci 435-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Older comprehensive restoration, resprayed later with visible door jamb tape marks. Heavier paint in jambs not well prepared or finished. Chrome and brightwork restored, but overbuffed in places original and quite amazingly kept. Very highly optioned car includes AM/FM stereo as well as power windows, locks, seat, tilt, cruise and more. Engine bay sports older detailing and newer a/c. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $12,190. The second year for the Brougham package, this black 1966 Fleetwood was very elegant with its walnut trim and picnic trays inside, and it had nearly all the options Cadillac offered for the year. A bit tatty outside, but the mileage and apparent care more than made up for it. Well bought. #F178-1967 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 2-dr hard top. S/N 138177B212540. Deep blue metallic/blue vinyl. Odo: 80,818 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Unusual, almost black metallic paint finish with heavy clearcoat exacerbates surface imperfections that include some light sags and medium fisheyes. Nice chrome and brightwork has very few imperfections anywhere. Interior tidy with buckets and console. Clock mounted forward of shifter, instruments crisp with tachometer left of speedometer. Engine compartment detailed to show-quality specifications. Cond: 2. NOT optioned with a/c, Speed Alert, tilt wheel, and power windows. Engine compartment sympathetically detailed to a high standard. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $10,600. I found little fault with this particular car, and that made its low sale price strike me as very odd. Why would one want a stripped-down 325- or 350-horsepower Chevelle 396 2-dr hard top when this was just credit card money? The buy of the sale? No, but likely the cheap car of choice here during the two-day period. #F178.1-1969 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 2-dr hard top. S/N 136379K422599. LeMans Blue Metallic/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 84,106 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Ground-up restoration appears recent and comprehensive. Further wet sanding and buffing might help smooth out finish, which is free from major prep-related flaws. Chrome and brightwork a mix of restored and refreshed original parts for an even presentation. Seats a and exhibits light pitting to rear bumper. Older interior renovation leaves much to be desired as well, with wear to the driver's door panel and steering wheel. Engine bay driver quality but missing the proper triple-carb induction. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $30,210. Described as being a numbers-matching 435-hp car wearing an incorrect 4-bbl manifold and carburetor. These cars just aren't as coveted as their C2 siblings, and with the needs noted, I'd say this one was very well sold. #F215-1970 PONTIAC GTO Judge 2-dr hard top. S/N 242370Z109954. Sierra Yellow/ sandalwood vinyl. Odo: 13,129 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. High quality restoration still a bit light on preparation beneath paint finish. Chrome and brightwork uniform and excellent bit dirty, engine compartment very well presented with correct markings. Nicely optioned with power steering, power disc brakes, and a 12-bolt posi rear end. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $44,000. Oh, how the expectations for a car like this today differ from those of a few years ago. Personally, I'd prefer a 350-hp 396 over the solid-lifter 375-hp unit, and I'd want one 94 throughout. Interior lightly soiled but comprehensively redone and sports many options including factory a/c. Engine compartment correct and not overly detailed. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. With Pontiac Historical Services documentation as well as both build and broadcast sheets in evidence, this was a nice, honest Judge in a color you either love or hate. Although nicely optioned, the high bid was just not enough to get it done. #F223-1972 GMC SUBURBAN Carryall suv. S/N TCE162F514057. Dark green metallic/white/white vinyl & green checked cloth. Odo: 10,213 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. 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Carlisle Events Carlisle, PA refinished—but not into door jambs. Sloppy masking to white roofline in rear, later clearcoat. Heavily optioned for a truck, with factory dual a/c, deluxe seats and much else all original inside. Chrome and brightwork all original and decent. Engine compartment not detailed and very honest. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $24,380. I had to question this one's claim of original paint, as the door jambs were also green but looked a tad bit more aged. 19671972 Chevy and GMC trucks have seen some upward movement in the market, and while this price was not out of line, hopefully whoever bought it was on-site and had an opportunity to judge the finish for himself. #F207-1973 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Custom coupe. S/N 1Z37J3S405347. Silver & gray/black leather. Odo: 192 miles. 5.7-L 485-hp fuel-injected V8, auto. Very high quality resto-mod exhibits near flawless paint and much custom bodywork that incorporates ZL1 flares and other details. Custom interior, dashboard and console reworked by hand. Immaculate chrome and trim inside and out. rot in driver's side outer rocker panel frightfully evident. Chrome and brightwork unrestored and still factory fresh; accessory trunk lid luggage rack likewise in nice shape. Vinyl top either original or from new-old-stock materials. Interior tidy but older and slightly incorrect materials. Engine bay sports older detailing and is still very clean. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $25,970. Last seen here in October '09, where it failed to sell at $19,000 (SCM# 143168). Not only did the wise seller of this troubled car get out before the music finally stopped, he got out of a car known for terrific amounts of rust. This one was about to get pretty ugly for at least the second time. Well sold. #T108-1975 CHEVROLET VEGA Cosworth coupe. S/N 1V77E5U203257. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 31,590 miles. Older, driver-quality reconditioning with decent paint finish looking sloppy in jambs and along edges. Decals and stripes reapplied correctly. Chrome and brightwork original, anodized front bumper drilled long ago for fog lamps. LS1 lightly detailed under hood and accented with chrome a/c pump, power brake booster, and master cylinder. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $64,660. I originally thought this was merely one man's dream, but while I was doing a careful inspection, people came up to me and really had more than just a passing fancy for it. So there was more than one other fellow apart from the seller who just had to have this. A nice result that can't possibly recoup the original investment, but it brought considerably more than I would have predicted. Well bought and sold. #F211-1974 DODGE CHALLENGER Rallye 360 2-dr hard top. S/N JH23L4B294000. Gold metallic/white vinyl/ white vinyl. Odo: 71,732 miles. 360-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Older high-quality restoration beginning to unwind, with signs of former major 96 Interior likely original and very tidy if a bit on the dusty side. Engine compartment unrestored but exhibits some recent maintenance. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $4,770. Not really worth a full restoration, and with the repaint showing itself to need some work, this was hardly as original as the car card advertised. There is a following for these, but any upside here will likely be less than the cost of fixing the issues. Price was market correct. #S19-1976 CADILLAC ELDORADO coupe. S/N 6L47S6Q189842. Silver/silver vinyl landau/black leather. Odo: 13,116 miles. 500-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Well preserved throughout, with paint and interior delivered apart from replacement fiberglass filler panels. Plush Landau vinyl top not sunburned or cracked. Chrome and brightwork nice, apart from plugs where accessory bumper guards once were, mysterious 1975 grille fitted instead of proper 1976 unit. Interior near mint and heavily Sports Car Market red interior incredibly inviting in a disco sort of way. Highly optioned with tilt and telescoping wheel, a/c, AM/FM stereo, power windows, and power locks. Engine bay very original with nice patina. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $11,660. A very honest car that reportedly runs and drives as well as it looks, this actually appealed to my bell-bottom side. I'm not sure exactly what side that is, but I must have one. Actually rather well bought for the fan of unusual 1970s machines, underpowered as they may be. #T100-1978 DODGE MAGNUM coupe. S/N XS22G8T165370. Maroon metallic/maroon vinyl landau/white leather. Odo: 49,689 miles. 318-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Mostly original metallic maroon paint amazingly well-preserved considering the quality of the original materials. Chrome and brightwork original with color-keyed bumper rub strips. Interior optioned, original-looking engine compartment nicely detailed but possibly due for maintenance. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $13,000. Unusual colors and nicely optioned, but being a hard top, it's really not much more than a big underpowered used car. High bid was enough. #F224-1977 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SUPREME Brougham coupe. S/N 3M57R7D186595. White/glass T-tops/red & gold velour. Odo: 39,131 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Very high quality, well-preserved car with only light paintwork in evidence, topped off by hand-painted pinstripe. Vinyl landau roof a bit dry behind rare Hurst t-tops. Chrome and brightwork in excellent original condition, with only minor cloudiness. Bordello


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Carlisle Events Carlisle, PA likewise tidy, if slightly weathered; Corinthian leather not quite so “rich” any longer. Engine bay clean but not detailed. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $7,000. A great example of a car that shouldn't have survived. I heard that this car sold after leaving the property, quite possibly over at the car corral. However, despite a few admirers, it didn't find any takers here at the Expo Center, either across the block or in post-sale. #T88-1979 BUICK LESABRE Sport coupe. S/N 4F3739H537354. Copper Bronze Metallic/tan cloth. Odo: 66,997 miles. 3.8-L V6, 4-bbl, auto. Amazing original or older “warranty” paint uniform throughout without indications of refinishing. Chrome and brightwork tidy and likewise original. Slight fading to interior, with virtually no wear, apart light for a true turbocharged Indy Pace Car edition Trans Am. I think there were a few dollars left in this as it sat, and another thousand or more could come with proper detailing. #T32-1986 CHEVROLET CAMARO IROC-Z coupe. S/N 1G1FP87F2GN128910. Yellow/glass T-tops/black cloth. Odo: 22,115 miles. 305-ci fuel-injected V8, auto. An original car apart from light paintwork to nose and hood. Blackout trim a bit weathered but yellow finish still very crisp. Interior exhibits high level of original options including power seats, cruise control, power windows, fog lamps, and #T43-1991 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ZR-1 coupe. S/N 1G1YZ23J7M5800742. Arctic White/blue glass/red leather. Odo: 44,811 miles. 350-ci 375-hp fuel-injected V8, 6-sp. Original white paint throughout with the exception of the top of the front bumper, likely from road rash. Extra ZR-1 emblem on right front bumper corner incorrect, as is handpainted red rear ‘CORVETTE' logo type. Later from driver's door armrest. Engine bay on the rougher side and shows the mileage indicated. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $7,500. A very rare car, purpose-built by Buick for performance. No air conditioning and few power options couldn't have helped much to save weight on this land barge, but there's little dispute to the power output being more than that from a standard Buick 350 that year. Bid was low for what this represented, but the potential audience is a small one to be sure. #F133-1980 PONTIAC TRANS AM Indy Pace Car coupe. S/N 2X87TAN136505. White & gray/black glass/white vinyl, white & black cloth. Odo: 88,950 miles. 301-ci turbocharged V8, auto. One repaint to a high standard, all details and decals restored correctly, including hood bird. Original interior decent, small cracks in dashboard and wrinkly driver's seat are all one can complain about. Engine bay unrestored and undetailed, but still tidy. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $12,500. Well presented and expertly documented; the bids on this were just a little more. Seats very fresh, as is carpet and trunk area. Engine bay lightly detailed and very original. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $16,430. One of 3,032 in yellow. It's hard to say what the future holds, especially since this was a 305 automatic car and not a 350 5-speed example. Still, the result achieved here seemed like a good one for both buyer and seller alike. #F155-1986 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Indy Pace Car convertible. S/N 1G1YY6780G5904382. Yellow/black cloth/ black leather. Odo: 26,078 miles. 350-ci 220hp fuel-injected V8, auto. Original car with plenty of indications of use throughout. Yellow paint exhibits numerous touched-up chips, weatherstripping more than a bit ratty. Black cloth top likely original, matching black leather alloy wheels less attractive than original-style rims. Red leather interior tidy, with light wear to driver's seat. Engine bay clean, but with coating baked off plenum and cam covers. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $19,250. Previously seen here at Fall Carlisle in October '09, where it also failed to sell, then at $17,000 (SCM# 143176). This early ZR-1 was just a bit too high in the mileage department and just a little too overly personalized for my tastes, and apparently others felt the same way. #F231-2003 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 1G1YY22G635113209. Yellow/ black cloth & tan leather seats. Odo: 40,557 miles. 5.7-cl 350-hp fuel-injected V8, 6-sp. Ex-Bondurant race car more recently used for Carlisle's racing events and promotions. Bondurant outlines still slightly visible beneath seat lightly marked on driver's seat. Engine bay tidy, not detailed, and very honest. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $16,430. Last seen here in the fall of 2008, where it failed to sell at $15,000 (SCM# 118077), this Pace Car did find a new home this time around. The mileage hadn't gone up appreciably, but I'm still not sure what one does with this (or any fully marked Pace Car) unless you have an Indianapolis business or concession with marketing needs. current Carlisle decal package. Heavy use evident. Wheels dirty and marked, Eagle F1 rubber on A-mold style wheels still have plenty of tread, but rims are on the rougher side. Black cloth driver's seat, tan leather unit remains on passenger's side. Engine bay evidences recent maintenance. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,430. A standard 2003 LS1-powered Corvette with 40,000 very hard miles in school-bus yellow. Well sold. © 98 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Monte Carlo, MCO Les Grandes Marques à Monaco The 4th Maserati 250F Tipo 1 Replica built by Cameron Millar topped the list of sales, making $419k Company Bonhams Date April 30, 2010 Location Monte Carlo, MCO Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold / offered 40/66 Sales rate 61% Sales total $3,648,680 High sale 1954 Cameron Millar Maserati 250F Replica, sold at $418,984 Buyer's premium Replica Maser cruises to top sale of the day Report and photos by Jérôme Hardy Market opinions in italics H arry S. Truman was quoted as saying “Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you.” Philip Kantor, head of Bonhams' mainland Europe Motor Car department, was unfortunately not in a position to exercise that worthy advice when organizing the 24th edition of the “Grandes Marques” sale in Monaco on April 30. Bonhams' former head of department Matthieu Lamoure joined French competitor Artcurial in March, along with life-long apprentice Pierre Novikoff, and Kantor had only a few weeks to recruit a new team for the Paris office, hunt for consignments, and prepare the catalog. And adding to the difficulty, Canadian-based auction giant RM transformed its Ferrari-only “Leggenda e Passionne” Maranello sale into a broader “Sporting Classics” sale for 2010, which was also to be held in Monaco, just one day after Bonhams' event. Given these conditions and despite its dedication, the Bonhams team was in a challenging situation. Following its traditional memorabilia sale, James Knight welcomed about 200 attending at 2:30 pm by offering a dozen casual consignments as an appetizer. All sold for market correct prices. The first interesting 100 item, a barn-find condition 1964 Aston-Martin DB5, failed to sale at a bid of $180,000— $20k below its low estimate. More successful were the mint1968 Lancia Flaminia Zagato (lot #117, sold at $183,264), the 1954 Lancia B20GT Nardi (lot #122, sold at $137,488), and the 1989 Ferrari F40 ex-racer (lot #132, sold at $338,640). Later in the afternoon came the Monte Carlo, MCO high sale of the event in the form of a replica, the 4th Maserati 250F Tipo 1 built by Cameron Millar. After much interest, it transferred to a new owner for $418,984. Sadly, the star cars of the event failed to sell, including a 1949 Ferrari 166/195 Inter cabriolet that returned to its seller at a high bid of $1.2m, the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB alloy that stalled at $800k, and a 1967 Lamborghini Miura that topped out at $425k. By 6:00 pm, 40 of the 66 available lots had been sold for a total of $3.6m, to be compared with $6.2m for 46 of 92 lots in 2009. Many attendees then took a trip to the nearby RM cocktail party, gearing up for the next round. Overall, the hobby has crossed the turbulent economy quite easily thus far, but the competition for top consignments and high prices, at least in Europe, remains fierce. Bonhams was not in a position to take the top spot in Monaco this year, but the company is working hard at regaining ground, and with new sales venues like Dubai now on the calendar, I expect we'll see greater totals in the future. ♦ Sales Totals $3m $6m $9m $12m $15m 0 Sports Car Market 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 15% up to $199,200, 10% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.33=€1.00)


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Bonhams Monte Carlo, MCO ENGLISH #152-1932 MG MIDGET J2 Sports road- ster. S/N J2587. Eng. # 1228J. British Racing Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 4,209 miles. One of 2,000 or so two-seaters MG built from 1932 to 1934. Clear history, fully restored to high standards. Paint of high quality, balance White/red leather. Odo: 64,543 km. A stock roadster with C-type head and SU carbs. Has not seen road use after a seven-year, $140,000 restoration. An excellent example in a simple but effective color combination. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $114,540. Well bought given the condition and tasteful scheme. That being said, this is now only a show car, as every kilometer added will alter its condition and bring down the value. #112-1964 ASTON MARTIN DB5 coupe. S/N DB517687. Eng. # 4001760. Bare steel/ black leather. Odo: 61,184 miles. A total barn find. Original red paint completely stripped, interior dead, rust everywhere. Probably a restoration project that went south and was left rotting in a leaking Pennsylvania barn. 90% complete with original radio and steering wheel. Power windows, some glass and of car nearly flawless but for the marked aluminum dash. A tiny sports car that's ready to be enjoyed. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $67,197. Sold far above the $53k high estimate. Expensive, but MG importer Philippe Maillard-Brune provenance added the sizzle. No harm done. #134-1938 JAGUAR SS 100 3½-Liter roadster. S/N 39051. Eng. # M434E. Gray/ black canvas/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 52,871 miles. One of about 116 cars built before the war stopped production. Clear history from new. Completely restored in 2004 with a saloon engine replacing the original block. Nice paint, bumpers missing. Catalog states 61,163 miles, but now shows 61,184. Who pushed it for 21 miles? Cond: 5. NOT SOLD AT $180,000. Only 40 years of negligence can provide this kind of condition. The seller was expecting $200k for it, but a #1 condition car may only bring $450k. Any upside here will depend on the cost of restoration, and it'll certainly be expensive to bring it back to life. #158-1971 LOLA-CHEVROLET T222 CanAm racer. S/N HU3. French Blue/black cloth. RHD. very clean interior, some slight panel fit issues on driver's door. Chassis scruffy in places. While not a show car, it's a better than average touring car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $331,336. Sold right where it should have. Another example brought $325,185 at Bonhams' Sussex sale in July '09 (SCM# 120949), while another car sold for $341,000 at RM's Monterey sale in August '09 (SCM# 142119). A market-correct price, and both buyer and seller should be pleased. #116-1953 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N S6735266. Eng. # W736285. Old English Raced by French privateer Régis Fraissinet, with endurance racing early on followed by mostly hill climbing events. Shown at the Maeght museum from '74 to '98. Fully restored and back on track with a mechanical rebuild in 2006. Good looking and apparently Ruhrbeck. Original body of high quality, may have never been off the frame. Restored to high standards inside and out, and still shows well but for a few paint and wood nicks. Seats with appropriate wear. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $360,552. Sold quite below the $400k low estimate. The buyer was the lucky winner here, as this was very well bought. well maintained but for ripped race seat. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $183,500. Starting this 750hp or so V8 with open exhaust in the Monaco museum was quite an experience, but it proved to the bidders that the engine was in good order. This was a lot of car for not too much money compared to a T260, an example of which sold 102 #129-1955 PORSCHE 356 speedster. S/N 80715. Eng. # 4094145. Black/black canvas/ black vinyl. Odo: 3,086 miles. One of 1,200 Pre-A Speedsters built from '55-'56. Rotisserie restoration some time ago to very high standards. Panel fit very good, but some buffer marks are now apparent. Interior shows minor wear, engine spotless but with later 912 unit Sports Car Market panels. Engine bay clean with factory engine (many have been swapped out). With Renault certificate. A fully equipped, efficient rally car in French livery. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $91,770. These were given away 20 years ago. This was a high price to pay, but deservedly so considering its condition, options and readiness to tackle the snow at the next Monte Carlo historic. As long as you are shorter than 5'9”. GERMAN #136-1934 MERCEDES-BENZ 500 Nurburg cabriolet. S/N M84785. Eng. # M84785. Black/black canvas/ivory leather. RHD. Odo: 14,643 km. One of 931 Nurburg 500s built. Attractive 4-seat, 2-dr with open coachwork by German coachbuilder Voll & at Bonhams' Carmel sale in August '09 for $304k (SCM# 142095). A real bargain here. #131-1972 ALPINE A110 1600S coupe. S/N 17810. Eng. # 11319. Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 82,778 km. 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Bonhams Monte Carlo, MCO auto, Posi rear end, two buckets, and add new paint. $25,000 later, this would be a nice, fun toy for Saturday night cruising. Bel Air wagon owners wouldn't believe it. It's hard to call this anything other than well bought. After all, find another. #149-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SEB in place of the original. Undercarriage clean. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $198,536. Previously sold for $143k at Worldwide's Houston sale in May '08 with 80,175 kms on the odometer (SCM# 116844). In apparently the same condition as then, but now with an odometer in miles. Expensive back then considering the incorrect engine, and even more so today. #144-1956 BMW 503 2+2 coupe. S/N 69054. Eng. # 30056. Light blue/dark blue leather. Odo: 55,963 km. One of 413 503s, only 206 of which were coupes. Alloy V8, alloy body. History clear, with Swiss ownership from new. $120,000, 6-year restoration shows very dash, and new red carpet. No sunroof as stated in catalog. Auto-stick on the floor. Clean engine bay. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $33,598. An attractive touring car, albeit slow given its small capacity engine, weight, and slushbox automatic. If tire burning's not your style, then this was well bought. #105-1964 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 001840. Eng. # 000684. Dark green/cream MB-Tex. Odo: 11,885 miles. A U.S.-spec car that spent its entire life in Europe. History from new. Restored to good standards over the past two years. Show quality paint, well, with quality paint in the original color and new brightwork. Interior entirely original with slightly dry leather seats and door panels. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $160,000. A rare and underrated model. Looks visually challenged in pictures, but it's very elegant in the flesh. A similar car sold at Russo and Steele's Monterey sale in August '09 for $156,750 (SCM# 141964), and I think another $20k should have done it. #107-1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 190B Estate wagon. S/N 12100210004687. Light blue/black vinyl. Odo: 65,846 miles. One of a handful of Binz special coachwork “Ponton” wagons. Stored for 40 years after duty with a seized engine. Dead throughout, including interior. 95% complete. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $17,563. I know this is German history, but I'd still call Peter Klutt at Dream Car Garage and have him shoehorn in a 289-ci V8, slushbox excellent brightwork, windshield delaminating. Delivered with hard top. Excellent dash, cracked steering wheel. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $45,816. Many were produced, but most were left to rot. With prices now creeping up, I bet we're going to see many more original and restored examples coming to auction. Market correct for today. #156-1968 PORSCHE 911S coupe. S/N 11800607. Eng. # 901024080813. Orange/ black cloth & vinyl. Odo: 12,929 km. Three owners from new, always in France. Mileage genuine and entirely original as testified. Yellow French-only headlights (a true rarity these days) with fog lights. Possibly repainted in its original color at some time, with some slight orange peel now showing. Interior original and in very good condition. Mechanically redone 3,000 miles ago with rebuilt engine, along with suspension and brakes. Engine bay and undercarriage clean. Cond: 2+. NOT 104 coupe. S/N 11102110014332. Silver/burgundy MB-Tex. Odo: 5,789 km. 4-seat German cruiser. Restored in Switzerland to high standards in '92, with $50,000 in invoices. Nothing to fault exterior-wise, interior original with leather showing superb patina, nice veneer SOLD AT $43,900. This is the car that most every Porsche man is looking for, and no one was here to bid it above $45k? I was close to raising my paddle. This could have been the bargain of the sale, but there was no one there to go for it. #141-1975 BMW 3.0CSL Batmobile coupe. S/N 4355044. Eng. # 4355044. Polaris Silver/black velvet & vinyl. Odo: 42,570 km. Number 44 of 57 second-series Batmobiles built. Restored a few years ago to very high levels, respecting originality. Shows a clear history. Well maintained and detailed, but for shabby rear seats and some slightly pitted chrome. Undercarriage clean and tidy. Engine bay of a driver. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $125,230. A beautifully restored rare car. RM sold a similar example the following day at $175k, but with a better pedigree that included Villa d'Este participation. Otherwise, a couple like examples have sold in the $150k range previously (SCM# 42170 & 132762). A fair deal. #165-1983 PORSCHE 911 Turbo coupe. S/N WPQZZZ93ZDS000257. Light blue/black leather. Odo: 81,488 km. Euro-spec 911 Turbo, fully original with factory paint. Very well maintained for a 30-year-old, non-restored automobile that has had use. Paint still shiny, rubber OK, interior clean and fitted with sunroof. Engine bay of a driver. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $46,580. This price was well above the $35k high estimate, even though better examples can be found in the U.S. for around this same money. The seller should be pleased. Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Monte Carlo, MCO Glovebox Notes It's Alfa Romeo's 100th birthday, and read- ers share their love/hate notes about memorable models. See more of these Alfa memories in the special, 84-page 2010 Insider's Guide to Monterey, which comes with this issue of SCM. 1977 Alfa Romeo Alfetta Sedan Price as tested: Too much. Fun to drive: Just listen to that exhaust! Fun to look at: Yes. Overall experience: My 1977 Alfetta sedan made me realize what a good mechanic I really was, but the “Nota” from the exhaust did go a long way in mitigating faults too numerous to list.— Randy Bernardi, via email. 1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto Price as tested: What Alfa owner keeps track of this? Fun to drive: You bet! Just listen to the exhaust! Fun to look at: Yes, yes and yes Overall experience: Andrea Hammond owns this car, and her husband, David, keeps it going. This Duetto has proven itself equally at home winding through the Berkshires or Lolo Pass. The sheet metal was restored in 1985 and again in 2005. The car now has more than 240,000 miles. Andrea wanted it silver and blue, so the paint is 2005 Audi silver, with a blue Haartz cloth top and blue interior. A set of Panasport wheels were her Christmas present in 1987. It is the one car among the Alfetta GTs, Triumphs, Mustang Cobras—and many others that we decided to keep a for a lifetime. So, original condition does not mean as much. This car simply makes all the right me- chanical noises and provides enough feedback keep its own entertaining conversation going on a 2,000-mile trip. Our Alfa is more civilized than a big Ducati, and it is more fun than a modern techno-marvel. Today, the trunk received carpeting over the standard rubber mat to keep down the noise from all the stuff packed back there. We're preparing to depart for the Alfa Romeo Owners Club national meet in Frederick, MD. We have been subscriber to Sports Car Market since the first year of the blue Alfa Romeo Market Letter. We were among the first 100 subscribers.—David and Andrea Hammond, Bloomfield Hills, MI 1960 Alfa Romeo Vignale Coupe Price as tested: A lot of money Fun to drive: Yes Fun to look at: Yes Overall experience: This Alfa (AR10202.00019) was designed by Michelotti and hand- built by the craftsmen at Vignale in Turin, Italy. This Vignale-bodied Alfa languished in a Florida field for years, until I found it in 1989. It was in derelict condition and in bad need of some tender, loving care. Although in terrible shape, it was intact and restorable. A piece of Vignale automotive history was almost lost to a Florida swamp, but five years of research and hard work resulted in a unique piece of art that is also nice to drive!— O. Delmas Greene, Clearwater, FL ♦ 106 the same time was an engine swap to the larger 195 engine by Ferrari. Clear vehicle history. Completely restored to high standards over the past two years with no road use since. Great attention to detail. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $1,170,000. Missed the low estimate by $150k, and it's hard to fault the seller for hanging on to it at the high bid. #147-1954 MASERATI 250F Tipo I 2.5- Liter Replica racer. S/N CM4. Red/black / vinyl. The fourth car built by Cameron Millar, with U.K.-produced chassis and body. One of 14 replicas built from 1969-1980. Many NOS hazed, and bezels cracked. Interior very nice with supple red leather and period Halda Tripmaster. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $113,013. Sold for $66,496 in Gstaad in '07 (SCM# 48113), and a good deal then. Again sold in June '08 at Artcurial's Paris sale for $145k, with the same 83,292 kms on the odometer. I hope the engine is started once in a while. Priced slightly high considering its condition. Sports Car Market ITALIAN #157-1931 LANCIA ASTURA Series I cabriolet. S/N 301703. Eng. # 757. Black/ white vinyl/black leather. RHD. Odo: 89 km. First year of the Astura. One of 496 first series chassis built between 1931-1939, and one of the first Pinin Farina coachwork vehicles. Clear Maserati parts, much attention to detail. Now with abundant patina and worn tires. Described as a 1- car in 2006, looks to have been used since. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $418,984. Sold for $521,484 in 1- condition at Artcurial's Retromobile sale in February '06 (SCM# 41056), then with a supposedly original Fangio-driven works engine, which is no longer mentioned. This was well done throughout, and it's eligible for most historical events. A decent deal at below the $465k low estimate. #122-1954 LANCIA AURELIA B20GT Series IV Nardi Conversion coupe. S/N B203126. Eng. # B205063. Blu Mediterraneo/ beige cloth & blue leather. RHD. Odo: 7,904 km. Late series B20GT fitted with many Nardi components at birth, including seat cushion and floor shift conversion. Claim of a Mille Miglia history, possibly restored in the '50s, but now in a weathered state. Was complete and running in 1985. Paint peeling everywhere, leather dry. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $146,000. A fantastic car that should be freshened rather than restored. A bit shabby, but again this was one of the early Pinin Farina works, and overall it was a great looking car. Deserved the expected $180k. #133-1949 FERRARI 166/195 INTER cabriolet. S/N 0051S. Dark blue/dark blue canvas/light brown leather. RHD. Odo: 54 km. One of 37 Tipo 166 Inters. Born as a coupe, sold to its first owner in Italy, then converted the following year to a cabriolet by Vignale. At & Monza participation. Restored to high standards in 2002, and still shows well inside and out. Engine bay very clean. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $137,448. Failed to sell at Bonhams' Retromobile sale in Jan '09 for $108k with 5,972 kms (SCM# 119725). It appears that the complete story on the installed Nardi components gave the extra push. Expensive for a B20, but if all that was claimed is true, then this was a decent buy. #145-1956 ALFA ROMEO 1900C Super Sprint coupe. S/N AR1900C10160. Eng. # AR130801053. Dark blue/silver/dark red leather. Odo: 83,292 km. Early Touring 2+2 design. Older partial restoration shows its age, with large ding on driver's door, windshield scratched, rubber dry, wheels marked, chrome


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Bonhams Monte Carlo, MCO #142-1956 ABARTH 750 spyder. S/N 640586. Azzurro Metallizzato/black canvas/ cream leather. Odo: 165 km. Rare Spyder designed by Abarth and built by Allemano. Nut and bolt restoration to high standards. Better GTEs were built over three series. This one is from a batch of four between series I and II with unique front treatment. Clear history from new and 100% complete, but with engine swap from another 250 GTE. Partially restored in the '90s and repainted black. Becker Mexico radio. Today a tired driver which could improve with elbow grease and detailing. A somewhat special car with a little story for a Ferrari gathering. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $106,904. Sold at the bottom of current GTE pricing, but the money was correct given the car's condition. I believe GTEs are generally undervalued, as Scaglietti calls it the most beautiful Pininfarina design. I'd consider this a good investment, as it was one of just four similar specials built. than new throughout. All badges and Abarth gauges in nice dash, engine bay spotless. Original for sure, but not especially cute. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $91,632. Sold at the top estimate, but likely only for originality and condition, unless the new owner is an Allemano collector. It'll get him into just about any concours, but it was still well sold at the price paid. #139-1960 LANCIA APPIA GTE coupe. S/N 812013955. Eng. # 814004587. Green/ black vinyl. Odo: 22,265 km. Coachwork by Zagato. No double bubble here, as on the Abarth 750. Looks less balanced overall, with a long tail. Clear history from new. Documented as a nut and bolt restoration to good standards in the mid-2000s. A few details need fixing, original steelwork. Looks new inside and out. Tartan seat specification for U.K. driver Innes Ireland. Nothing to fault. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $305,000. The real thing costs $15m, and on average, replicas have fetched about $200k. This looked great in red with the prancing horse on each fender, but $300k nearly buys you an authentic 289 Cobra. Still, the seller was right in waiting for a bid closer to the $330k-$400k estimate range. #119-1966 FERRARI 275 GTB Alloy such as some pitted trim. Overall excellent with respect to originality, although many new parts have been fitted. Engine bay of a driver. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $61,200. Missed low estimate by $5k, and should have sold based on the needs noted. A red one sold at Gooding's Pebble Beach sale in August '08 for $104k (SCM# 134083), but I've seen a few in far lesser condition fail to sell recently at around $50k. I can't fault the seller for keeping this one. #160-1961 FERRARI 250 GTE 2+2 S1/ II coupe. S/N 2713. Eng. # 3225. Black/black leather. Odo: 53,562 km. A total of 954 250 coupe. S/N 8255. Eng. # 8255. Red/black leather. Odo: 25,562 km. One of about 60 factory aluminum ‘long nose' 275 GTBs. Although the catalog states this body is not in Scaglietti's record, there is a clear history from new. Originally painted in silver gray, repainted red in early 2000. Good panel fit, paint not to the equipment. Ready to challenge at the next historic rally. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $160,000. Missed the low estimate by $20k. Puzzling. Yes, this was a real works car, but there was no authentic feel here, as nearly every component was brand new. Now more than ever, historic race vehicles have to be oriented toward originality if they're to bring high numbers across the block. You can get the same efficiency for a third the price in a well-prepped regular HF1600 and create your own history. Should have sold. best levels, chrome and brightwork excellent. Few issues include scratched rear window and broken reverse light. Interior believed original and very nice with slight patina on seats. Engine bay and undercarriage clean. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $800,000. The following day, 108 #127-1976 FERRARI 308 GTB Vetroresina coupe. S/N 19223. Red/beige leather. Odo: 74,591 km. One of 712 fiberglass Euro-spec cars. Excellent inside and out but for worn seats. Some nicks show on non-original standard 16-inch mags, new tires fitted. Sports Car Market #155-1964 FERRARI 250 TR Replica spyder. S/N 330GT5333. Eng. # 5411. Rosso Corsa/tartan fabric. One of five extremely well-built 250 TR replicas. Commissioned by Alistair Walker and built by Jim Rose in 1992 on a 330 GT chassis. Six twin-choke Weber carbs feed a V12 backed by a 4-speed manual with electronic overdrive. Steel tubing replaces RM sold a Ferrari Classiche certified 6-carb ‘long nose' alloy car for just over $1m (SCM# 160367). But this car had its share of needs, and I think it should have sold at this bid. Time will tell if the seller was right in keeping it at this price. #117-1968 LANCIA FLAMINIA SS coupe. S/N 826232002136. Autiel Gray/red leather. Odo: 22,254 km. One of 187 Flaminia coupes with Zagato's Double Bubble signature roofline. Clear history from new. No-expensespared restoration five years ago by a famous French collector. Superb in all aspects with respect to originality. Gorgeous dash and red interior, engine bay spotless. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $183,264. Zagato was better inspired by 2-seaters (DB4GT or Otto Vu). In any case, this car looked excellent throughout, and it sold at a record price, which was deserved given the quality of the presentation. #128-1971 LANCIA FULVIA HF1600 Works rally car. S/N 2268. Red & black/black vinyl. One of 1,258 rally-spec HF1600s built, with this being the Works 1972 San Remo Rally winner. FIA documentation. Completely rebuilt with great attention to detail. Paint and stickers excellent, new plexiglass fitted, engine bay spotless. Interior with roll cage and all rally


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Bonhams Monte Carlo, MCO #162-1979 FERRARI 308 GTS targa. S/N 27083. Red/black leather. Odo: 75,508 km. Euro-spec car with three European owners since new. Mileage presumed genuine. Largely original in nice driver condition, equipped with a/c and comes with documentation showing it was maintained. New correct Optioned with a/c, mechanically rebuilt in 2007 with upgraded engine internals and carbs. Engine bay of a driver, clean undercarriage. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $62,500. These cars have been underrated for a long time, but I do believe they'll see some increases in the future. The seller was right in keeping it. #114-1978 FERRARI 308 GTS targa. S/N 25215. Red/black leather. Odo: 43,325 km. Two-owner Euro-spec car, mileage said to be genuine. Entirely original and very nice, with factory a/c. Both seats show patina, fiberglass tires and Koni shocks. Original interior clean, with patina on both seats. A nice example. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $33,598. Wisely bought just above the $33,250 low estimate. This car had all the right attributes, and examples in this condition trade for $35k all day long. Market correct. #132-1989 FERRARI F40 coupe. S/N 80696. Red/red cloth. Odo: 33,286 km. One of 1,315 produced. European-spec car without catalytic converters. Originally a stock road car, upgraded in '93 for the Italian GT championship with engine power boost, spoilers, brakes, and roll cage. Claimed to have been mechanically rebuilt after retirement, then gently raced again with a mechanical refresh in 2009. Still looks good but for marked mags and worn buckets. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $338,640. Sold above the $305k high estimate. If the chassis and mechanicals were sound, this was not a bad deal for a race-ready F40. However, it'll be expensive to put back on the track if there are any nasty surprises. AMERICAN #143-1946 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL V12 convertible. S/N 5EH56311. Burgundy/ beige canvas/beige leather. Odo: 98,800 miles. One of 201 convertibles built in '46. A Full CCCA Classic rarely seen in Europe in such highly restored condition. Even rarer, it was restored in France in the mid-'90s with more top neatly placed behind seats. New exhaust, undercarriage of a driver. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $53,452. Similar to lot #162 but in slightly better condition, this cost $18k more. Slightly expensive, as you can find extremely low-mileage 308s in as-new condition for not much more. than $150,000 spent. Very minimal use since. Exceptional everywhere and faithful to the original. Ready for the next Grand Classic. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $83,996. A high price for a '46 Continental convertible, but it would certainly cost more to duplicate it, and with such a nice presentation, the car deserved every penny. Both parties should be pleased. #123-1971 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194671S101411. Blue/white vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 28,116 km. 454-ci 365hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Matching numbers bigblock convertible with hard top, tinted glass, power windows and a/c. Restored in the U.K. some time ago, and still showing very well inside and out. Engine bay detailed. The cruiser to have for the Cannes Festival. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $59,561. Expensive for a similar car in the U.S, but it'll cost more to find another example in this condition and ship it to Europe. A fair deal. © 110 Sports Car Market


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Worldwide Auctioneers Seabrook, TX The Houston Classic Worldwide's results reinforced what many have been saying for months: the money is there for quality offerings Company Worldwide Auctioneers Date April 30-May 1, 2010 Location Seabrook, TX Auctioneer Rod Egan Automotive lots sold / offered 161/190 Sales rate 85% Sales total $9,053,760 High sale 1934 Rolls-Royce PII Continental Roadster, sold at $660,000 Started life as a fire truck, 1927 American LaFrance Type 75 crossed the block as a balloon car Report and photos by Carl Bomstead Market opinions in italics W orldwide's Houston Classic Auction was once again held in conjunction with the annual Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance at the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas. The spectacular lakefront setting is located on Clear Lake just south of Houston and just a few miles from the famed NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. This year, an extra day was added to the traditional Saturday auction, as Worldwide was selected to offer 71 collector vehicles from the R.E. Monical Collection. They were offered at no-reserve on April 30th, and they ran from a rather mundane '57 Plymouth Savoy Coupe that realized $15,400 to a spectacular 1935 Auburn 851SC Boattail Speedster that brought $434,500. A collection of Texaco petroliana that included sev- eral gas pumps and delivery vehicles sold for $38,500, which was most reasonable. Also offered were three '57 Cadillac Eldorado Broughams with their trademark polished stainless steel roofs. All were in rather average condition, and all were missing the valuable vanity sets. They sold for $51,150, $45,100, and $62,700, respectively. Saturday's session included, of all things, a 2004 Port-A-Party trailer that realized $46,200. It provided 1,700 square feet of party space with capacity of up to 160 people. Equipped with two bars, it was a rolling party on wheels. If that was not of interest, several 112 vehicles from the 1990 Warner Bros. movie “Batman Returns” were offered. The collection included the Batmobile, Batskiboat, and the Penguin-Duckmobile that was used by the evil Penguin. At least one bidder thought $209,000 was a fair value for the set—they're particu- larly cool if you happen to have your own Batcave. Several cars from the Buess Family Collection were offered, and the 1934 Rolls-Royce PII Continental Roadster with coachwork by Thrupp and Maberly was greeted with enthusiasm by the crowd, topping out at $660,000. Several early, unrestored cars were also offered, including a 1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Ascot Phaeton that sold for a most reasonable $200,750. Among the notable no-sales, a 1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 cabriolet was bid to $230,000, with a replacement engine holding interest back. A 1962 Maserati 3500 GT spyder failed to find new ownership at $190,000, and a 1911 Rambler Model 65 “Wide Track” 7-Passenger tourer was unsold on the block at $210,000. All told, the sales results reinforced what many have been saying for months: the money is there for quality offerings. Good cars again sold for strong money, and the lesser offerings remained off from their previous highs. As compared to 2009's sale, where only 68 cars changed hands for less than $5m, this year's $9m from 161 lots should be seen as great news for both Worldwide and the market in general. This auction is further evidence that the market is again on the move, only this time in a more positive direction. ♦ $2m $4m $6m $8m $10m $12m 0 Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 Buyer's premium 10%, included in sold prices


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Worldwide Auctioneers Seabrook, TX CANADIAN #113-1954 MONARCH LUCERNE Sun Valley 2-dr hard top. S/N CED54915. Light green/dark green/tan & cream vinyl. Odo: 77,854 miles. 256-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Top of the line for Canada's Mercury. One of only 413 Sun Valley glass tops produced. Trim scratched and pitted, paint a bit edgy, engine not detailed SOLD AT $92,400. A fair price for a documented 100M. The new owner will never have to explain it, and I'm willing to bet he'll be ahead of the game financially when the time comes to move on down the road. Well bought and sold. GERMAN #125-1963 PORSCHE 356 Super 90 cabri- or even cleaned. Paint peeling on engine block. Needs TLC right away. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $24,200. An automotive oddity. It would be well received north of the border, but stateside, any owner had better be prepared to answer a bunch of silly questions. It's hard to call this well bought, as bringing it up a notch or so will be expensive. ENGLISH #219-1934 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II Continental roadster. S/N 2SK. Black/ black leatherette/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 55,147 km. Coachwork by Thrupp & Maberly. Owned by the Buess family since 1958, once owned by Tyrone Power. One of two PII olet. S/N 158609. Eng. # 800896. Black/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 1,218 miles. Restored in the late '90s with a color change from Ivory. Porsche Kardex authenticates the Super 90 engine, which is claimed to have only 500 miles Brisas Hotel and were available in three striped paint schemes. Extensive restoration completed, although it's unclear if this was an original Acapulco Thing. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $18,700. I'd be willing to bet the cost of restoration far exceeded the purchase price on this one, but it was cute as heck. Just the ticket for running to town when you run out of Pinot Noir at the beach house. since full rebuild. New canvas top and supple leather interior. Excellent brightwork and paint, factory drum brakes. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $96,000. Considering the condition of this Super 90 and the Porsche Kardex authentication, the price bid here was under the money. I'd consider the low estimate of $120,000 closer to market price here, so I can't fault the seller for holding out for a higher bid. Continental roadsters built, and stated to be “The Sportiest Rolls-Royce Ever Built.” Fresh restoration, with excellent paint and interior. Engine turned dash. History known from new. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $660,000. An elegant Rolls-Royce that will be welcome as most any Concours or R-ROC event. This was the high sale of the auction, but an even higher bid wouldn't have surprised. #175-1956 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100M roadster. S/N BN2L230129. Eng. # 1B230129M. Red & black/black vinyl/red leather. Odo: 75,530 miles. One of 640 factory produced 100Ms. Documented with British Motor Industry Heritage Trust report. Very presentable restoration with good paint and brightwork. Complete with books and records. An honest “no-questions” 100M. Cond: 2. 114 #172-1963 PORSCHE 356 Carrera 2 cabriolet. S/N 1157655. Eng. # 97184. Heron Gray/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 1,924 miles. Thought to be one of less than 20 produced. Engine rebuilt with NOS unnumbered block. Kardex authenticates transaxle, body numbers match, correct date coded wheels. #117-1989 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing Replica coupe. S/N CT37723. Black/tan leather. Odo: 1,070 miles. About 50 of these replicas were built by Gullwing Motors using 300E chassis. Body made of aluminum, fiberglass, and steel. Well-sorted bidding here, as at this level, everything needs to be spot-on for the car to get the big bucks. These are really rare, and with all in order, $400k is not out of the question. #179-1974 VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 181 Thing Safari Acapulco convertible. S/N 1842625077. White & blue/white & blue vinyl/blue & white vinyl. Odo: 27,647 miles. Acapulco Things were designed for the Las leather interior has the right look, trim finished to original specs. Body straight and solid, few minor swirls in paint. Very authentic looking. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $142,000. About a quarter the price of a real one, with all the creature comforts, including a/c and a modern stereo. But you'll still have a lot of explaining to do every time you take it for a spin. Price was a fair deal for both parties. ITALIAN #150-1962 MASERATI 3500 GT spy- Perfect top fit, front bumper guards look incorrect. A stunning example of an extremely rare Porsche. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $230,000. I'd suggest that the engine change held back der. S/N AM1011337. Eng. # AM1011337. Maserati Rosso/tan fabric/tan leather. Odo: 54,588 km. One of only 242 Spyders built over four years of production. Older restoration has been well maintained. Minor stains on top, blemish in paint near left headlight. Striking interior, excellent brightwork, optional 5-speed. A very well-presented example of a Sports Car Market


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Worldwide Auctioneers Seabrook, TX Pebble Beach class award. One of the most luxurious cars of its era. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $210,000. Sold post-block for undisclosed sum. Stated sold by Kruse at its Phoenix auction in January '09, where it made $1.6m (SCM# 119477). It's hard to see the seller jumping at $210k here, so I can't fault him for holding at that price. desirable Maserati. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $190,000. Number three money was bid here, but this was a much better car. The wires and 5-speed add about $10k to the basic package, and I'd expect this one should bring another $15k or more to the right audience. AMERICAN #212-1910 STANLEY MODEL 60 run- about. S/N 5332. Black/black leather. RHD. Purchased by Fred Buess in 1937 and in onefamily ownership since. A fixture at Horseless Carriage Club meets in the late '30s and early '40s. In original condition, including boiler, About as original as it gets. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $46,200. A documented original. With much continuing interest in unmolested cars, I thought this might go for a figure closer to the $60k high estimate. As such, the new buyer has a true treasure at a reasonable price. Well bought. #216-1913 HUPMOBILE MODEL 20 roadster. S/N 14989. Black/black fabric/black leather. RHD. Odo: 14,989 miles. Bought sight unseen by Fred Buess in 1946, and never started until 1987. Catalog listed it as 14hp, but 20hp and said to be in running order. Three owners since new. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $93,500. With the current interest in unrestored original cars, I was surprised this did not sell for closer to the $140k low estimate. Was on a two-block tour a few hours prior to auction. A rare and unique piece of automotive history. I just hope the new owner can figure out how to use it safely. #124-1911 RAMBLER MODEL 65 “Wide Track” 7-Passenger touring. S/N 930. Green/ black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 32,484 miles. The only Model 65 built on a wide chassis to deal with early rutted dirt roads. First purchased by the Coca-Cola Company. Equipped with 40 x 5 wooden wheels, loaded with brass. Restored to a high standard with little to fault. restoration with new blue leather interior. Very nice brightwork, older paint holding up well. Thought to be less than a dozen remaining. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $220,000. First seen at Kruse Hershey in October '04, where it sold at $132,000 (SCM# 35114). Seen again just a few weeks later at Kruse Las Vegas in October '04, where it failed to sell at $150,000 (SCM# 35438). These are amazing Packards, and as rare as they are, it should have taken at least the $275k low estimate to own this one. is correct, as the model number is the same as the car's horsepower. Hupp also offered a Model 32 (32hp) in 1913. Very complete and very original. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $28,600. It's hard to imagine a car surviving in such unmolested condition for as long as this one did. I hope the new owner puts it in good running order and presents it at shows, showing the “way it was.” Price paid was most reasonable for such a piece of automotive history. #149-1927 AMERICAN LAFRANCE TYPE 75 balloon car. S/N 5746. Yellow/black leather. RHD. Odo: 6,111 miles. Started life as fire truck for Newport Beach, later converted to a Speedster. Period balloon basket added 116 Sports Car Market #168-1930 CADILLAC V16 Fleetwood 2/4-Passenger convertible coupe. S/N 702551. Black & silver/ black fabric/red leather. Odo: 76,264 miles. Fleetwood body stamp #4335 on chassis. Older restoration with touch-ups, swirls, and checking visible in black paint. Fitted with #211-1912 CADILLAC MODEL 30 5-Passenger touring. S/N 46462. Black/tan fabric/black tufted leather. Last licensed in 1923. Purchased from a used car lot by Fred Buess in 1935 for ten bucks. Not touched since. Equipped with Keatings electric starter as well as correct Gray and Davis Cadillac headlights. where pumping equipment once lived. Far from concours condition, but still respectable. Unique, and will attract all kinds of attention. Balloon basket once owned by Don Ida, who was killed in 1983 while trying to circumnavigate the world. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $44,000. What the heck does one do with this? It might be fun for the 4th of July parade, and it'll get lots of attention the first time you take it to the local Show n' Shine, but then what? Well sold, even at under the low estimate of $50k. #161-1930 PACKARD 734 boattail speedster. S/N 184029. Dark blue/tan fabric/ blue leather. The 734 was Packard's sportiest offering, available as a phaeton, roadster, and sedan. Powered by unique 385-ci engine with twin 2-barrel Detroit Lubricators. Older


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Worldwide Auctioneers Seabrook, TX trunk and Pilot Rays. A striking Full Classic that would be welcome at most any concours. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $302,500. A search of the SCM Platinum database reveals that several Cadillac V16s have recently sold in the $400k range. This was an impressive example, albeit showing a bit of age, and at this price, I'd consider it a wise purchase indeed. #184-1933 STUDEBAKER PRESIDENT Custom roadster. S/N 330Z. Black/black canvas/black leather. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A “StudeVette,” with a Corvette engine, 700R4 transmission, and Lokar floor shifter. Chassis believed to be from a late-model Corvette. Vintage Air, modern AM/FM stereo, six-disc original and correct Ford Phaeton. Mileage on odometer said to be correct from new. Factory paint save for a few touch-ups, wonderful original interior shows correct patterns. Correct stampings on hoses and belts. Dearborn winner. An excellent unrestored example. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $69,300. At first glance this looked to be a well-preserved older restoration, but it was in fact original. How much is too much to pay for an unrestored example in this condition? I think the bidding could have gone on for a while longer with no worries. Very well bought. CD changer. Windshield delaminating. A real sleeper that shows well in triple black. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $89,100. This was the smaller model 82, which is not a CCCA Classic. I doubt if you could build the car for what was paid here, as the bodywork, chrome, and paint were to a high standard. If this is your thing, then consider it well bought. It will surprise a lot of folks off the line. #133-1934 DUESENBERG SJ boattail speedster. S/N N/A. Eng. # J134. Cream & orange/tan fabric/brown leather. Odo: 871 miles. Started life as summer body built by Walton Body Shop. Chassis and both bodies once owned by Harrah's. Engine J134 installed in chassis of unknown origin and mated with original Walton Speedster body, and further modified when in ownership of Rick Carroll. #126-1935 LINCOLN KA V12 convert- ible victoria. S/N K3911. Eng. # K3576. Maroon/tan fabric/tan leather. Odo: 93,071 miles. Coachwork by Brunn. Older restoration is showing signs of age. Paint thin in a few areas, fender nicked from lowering hood incorrectly, engine bay needs attention. Older Well-fitted interior with modern Grant steering wheel. Body straight and solid, with good panel fit and alignment. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $38,500. Built to a high level of craftsmanship, but the design is questionable. This price was not a whole lot of money in today's world, but the new owner will be spending a lot of time explaining what it is. #116-1941 PACKARD 110 Deluxe Woodie CCCA Senior badge from the '80s. One of 15 KA Victorias built. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $89,000. Last seen at Gooding's Pebble Beach sale in August '05, where it sold for $110,000 (SCM# 38905). Prior to that, it sold for $63,000 at Christie's Pebble Beach sale in August '98 (SCM# 17362). Lincoln Ks trail Packard V12s by at least a third, but the price bid here was off the money by at least $20k. #203-1936 FORD DELUXE club cab- Supercharger of unknown origin added. Paint now starting to crack and chip. ACD Level Two certification classifies it as rebodied original. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $390,000. It's difficult to keep track of the modifications performed here. As an approved rebodied car, it's eligible for limited participation in CCCA and ACD events, but its value takes a big hit. Its striking design does not appeal to all, and I think the high bid should have owned the car. #166-1934 FORD MODEL 40 Eight pha- eton. S/N 18840790. Cordoba Gray/tan canvas/brown leather. Odo: 33,902 miles. A very 118 riolet. S/N 3273817. Brown/tan canvas/tan leatherette. Odo: 32,185 miles. An unmolested original that's been in storage since 1970. fitted. New plastic dash knobs. The 120 with its straight eight is a bit more desirable, but cost $205 more when new. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $95,000. Decent examples such as the one offered here have been selling in the $110k$125k range, so the bid here was under the money. In due time, the seller should be able to get his price. #114-1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N E53F001062. Polo White/black fabric/red vinyl. Odo: 56,645 miles. 235-ci 150-hp straight 6, 3x1-bbl, auto. One of 300 Sports Car Market wagon. S/N 14832172. Maroon & wood/ black vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 68,617 miles. Said to be one of only 358 Hercules-bodied Packard 8-passenger woodie wagons produced. Original restored wood body, pitting on parking light frames, accessory front bumper guard Equipped with 24-stud flathead motor from a 1940 Ford. Accessory Pines Grille. Thought to have older respray. Interior a bit tattered, brightwork rusty, running boards badly worn. Body surprisingly straight and solid. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $35,200. If only it had the original engine. It would be a shame to restore this, as it will get all kinds of attention presented in the “original” class at the next Ford meet. With the current interest in unrestored cars, I'd consider this well bought. #131-1940 CHRYSLER NEWPORT Concept roadster. S/N C2559937. Red/tan leather. Odo: 56 miles. A hand-built custom recreation of the famed Chrysler Newport Phaeton. Aluminum body on 1940 Chrysler C-25 chassis, Hemi 392-ci V8 under hood.


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Worldwide Auctioneers Seabrook, TX tough sell, as they were priced at around the same level as T-birds and Corvettes of the era. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,700. A one-year-only model that is recognized by the Milestone Car Society. The price here was not a lot of money, and the car was unique enough to get all kinds of attention. Well bought, as it could have brought another $5k without question. The new owner can drive and enjoy with little financial downside. first-year Corvettes. 1,000 miles since refurbishment. NCRS Duntov Mark of Excellence Award, Top Flight and Bloomington Gold certified. Paint cracking, 1953 Pennsylvania registration sticker on window. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $230,000. Worldwide sold a '53 for $440,000 at their Hilton Head sale in November '07 (SCM# 47636), but values have been heading down ever since. The most recent public sale was for $198,000 at RM's Amelia event in March '09 (SCM# 119920). Price bid here should have bought the car, as I doubt early Corvettes will ever see the heady days of 2007 again. #201-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N E54S003639. Polo White/red vinyl. Odo: 642 miles. 235-ci 155-hp straight 6, 3x1-bbl, auto. Older cosmetic restoration shows signs of age. Hood fit off a bit, original chrome with tarnished and scratched rear bumper, glass One of only 8,103 Nomads produced in 1956. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $66,000. This attractive Nomad had little use since its restoration, and Father Time had made his mark. If the new owner fixes the hood and tailgate issues and gives it a good color sand and buff, he'll be standing tall. Price paid was fair all around, but there's lots of upside potential. scratched. New interior is well fitted, removable hard top a plus. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $77,000. A period aftermarket hard top can add about $4,000 to the bottom line, depending on condition. These are off their high of a few years back, so all things considered, this was about the right money for a '54 in this condition. #197-1955 STUDEBAKER PRESIDENT Speedster 2-dr hard top. S/N 7161550. Velvet Black & Chasta White/white leather. Odo: 25,842 miles. The Speedster was top-of-the line, with extra chrome and other goodies. Six two-tone paint combinations were offered. Not restored but well preserved, with numerous paint chips. Trim pitted, wind wings delaminating, windshield badly scratched. These were a #129-1957 DESOTO ADVENTURER convertible. S/N 50424347. Black & gold/ tan vinyl/tan vinyl & brocade fabric. Odo: 618 miles. 345-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. One of 300 convertibles produced, and said to be one of ten finished in black. Recent restoration to a high standard, but whitewalls are yellowing and #38-1956 CHEVROLET BEL AIR Nomad wagon. S/N VC560069660. India Ivory & Nassau Blue/blue vinyl & tan fabric. Odo: 893 miles. 265-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Restored in the late '90s at a reported cost of over $110,000. Sides straight with uniform seams, but hood and tailgate do not fit properly. Polishing marks on paint, engine clean and properly detailed. shield, self-leveling front seat, and automatic headlight dimmer. One of 8 ordered with trim code 4442. Numerous blisters in paint, engine bay filthy, carpets badly worn. No sign of vanity set or tumblers. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $51,150. One of three '57 Eldorado Broughams offered from the Monical Collection, and of the three, this was the best value. Like many of the examples I see at auction, all had a list of needs, and none had the elusive vanity sets, so for the three buyers, the search is on. #51-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR con- vertible. S/N VC57N146591. Matador Red/ white vinyl/red & silver vinyl. Odo: 2,623 miles. 283-ci fuel-injected V8, auto. Restored about 20 years back, but still very presentable. Desirable factory fuel-injection engine married to a Powerglide transmission. Fitted with power windows, power top, power antennas, Wonderbar push-button radio, skirts, and Continental kit. Engine clean but not detailed to show standards. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $66,000. This Bel-Air sold at Barret-Jackson's January 1999 Scottsdale sale for $64,050 (SCM# 7720). At that time is was stated to have had an older restoration, so it has been properly maintained over the years. Factory a/c would be a big plus. There hasn't been much price movement in 11 years, which is indicative of the Tri-Five market on the whole, so the new owner might as well drive it and enjoy it. #202-1959 OLDSMOBILE 98 HOLIDAY engine bay shows peeling paint and numerous leaks and streaks. Top fit off a bit, no a/c, clock delete. Bench seats rather than swivel buckets. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $159,500. The $200k to $250k estimates were a bit aggressive considering the tattered engine bay and lack of a/c. Price bid was about right, but the new owner needs to spend a bit under the hood if he wants to win any awards at his local shows. #34-1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO Brougham 4-dr hard top. S/N 5770140321. Ebony Black/polished stainless/beige broad cloth & leather. Odo: 74,181 miles. 365-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. One of 400 built and loaded with creature comforts, including a/c, tinted wind- 120 Sports Car Market 2-dr hard top. S/N 599C02312. Frost Blue & Polaris White/blue & white leather, blue fabric. Odo: 90,250 miles. 394-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. The SceniCoupe features a curved windshield and very thin A-pillars for an expansive view. Easi-Grip door handles, Roto-Magic power steering. Paint just OK, with normal signs of use throughout. Loaded with all options


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Worldwide Auctioneers Seabrook, TX except a/c. Interior trim pitted, seating worn. All shows well under the hood. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $24,200. Sold at Worldwide's Seabrook auction in May '07 for $30,800 (SCM# 45368), and driven only 15 very expensive miles since that time. I can't imagine the seller was pleased with this no-reserve result, but I'd suggest the price paid here was more in line with the market than it was last time. #40-1959 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N J59S106645. Eng. # F518CQ. Roman Red & Snowcrest White /red vinyl. Odo: 26,259 miles. 283-ci 230-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. A base model with optional 4-speed manual transmission and optional hard top. Top bows present but no fabric. Miles thought to be Eight-lug Kelsey Hayes aluminum wheels. Paint scratched and pitting, bench seat split, radio grille rusting. Needs new top and boot, engine compartment is a mess. Long list of needs. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $33,500. This car's engine and a/c add half again as much to the car's value, but its condition held it all back here. I'd say the only viable option here is to fix the top and the other obvious issues and just drive it, as the cost to do the full meal deal will put the new owner upside down in a hurry. #167-1965 BUICK RIVIERA Gran Sport original. Uneven door gaps, headlight trim fit uneven, carpets faded. Attractive Roman Red with Snowcrest White coves. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $53,900. Mid-level money for a mid-level Corvette. I doubt if there is much upside here, but this was an attractive ride that will bring lots of smiles for both the new owner and his guest. A fair deal all around. #158-1963 FORD THUNDERBIRD sports roadster. S/N 3Y89Z135063. Raven Black/black cloth/black crinkle vinyl. Odo: 60,830 miles. 390-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Well maintained older restoration. True factory “Sports Roadster,” but M-code 340-hp engine options added by dealer. Engine dress-up option fitted, but not complete. Presentable throughout aside from some paint chips on door edges. Excellent engine compartment, interior in very nice condition with nice wood to console, but white is not the favored color. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $45,100. These continue to be sleepers, but I think they'll eventually be recognized for the power and luxury they offer. Another example in lesser condition was offered and sold here as lot 156 for $24,500. But considering this car's condition, the price paid here was fair for both parties. #142-1965 SHELBY COBRA 427 road- paint and brightwork, chips around right front fender well, window rubbers worn. Factory a/c, driver's backrest worn. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $38,500. Thunderbird Sports Roadsters need to be authentic and well presented to bring much more than was bid here. The M-code can add a third again as much to a car's value, but it needs to be from the factory, not the dealer. These have yet to gain much traction in the market, so I have a hard time calling this well bought. A fair price. #136-1965 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE convertible. S/N 262675G120780. Nightwatch Blue/tan vinyl/two-tone blue vinyl. Odo: 21,548 miles. 421-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Unusual combination of 421 V8 with 4-speed manual transmission and Tri-Comfort a/c, but unit missing. 122 ster. S/N CSX4001R. Guardsman Blue & white/black fabric. Odo: 19 miles. 427-ci supercharged V8, 4-sp. The first of ten continuation Cobra 427SCs built in early '93 with new old stock and newly manufactured parts. Aluminum 427 engine is said to produce 700hp and is unique to this car. Signed by Shelby on dash and valve cover. In excellent condition, 2-dr hard top. S/N 494475H921560. Midnight Aqua/white vinyl. Odo: 54,452 miles. 425-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Gran Sport option offered a larger 360-hp engine, Positraction rear end, and polished ribbed valve covers. Equipped with power everything, including a/c. Restored about seven years back, and still showing well with a nice patina. Paint acceptable with minor issues. A good driver. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $47,300. Last seen at Worldwide's Hilton Head sale in November '07, where it sold for $55,500 (SCM# 47629). Driven only 2 miles since. Seen before at Kruse's Detroit sale in April '93, where it didn't sell at $24,750 (SCM# 1532). The Powerglide is a turn-off for most and typically has an adverse effect on value. As such, the price paid was market-correct for a nice weekend driver. #119-1968 SHELBY GT500 KR convert- ible. S/N 8T03R204168-02474. Red/white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 41,576 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Quality restoration to original specifications some time back, some cosmetic touch-ups clearly more recent. Marti report. and is undoubtedly wicked quick. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $185,000. Not the real thing, but about as close to it as you can get without spending $700k-$800k. In terms of the actual behind-the-wheel experience, this will likely be just as fun as an original, and you won't have to worry quite so much when driving it hard. Well bought at below the $200k low estimate. coupe. S/N 194376S107933. Eng. # F1123HD6107933. Blue/black #48-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Nassau leather. Odo: 86,372 miles. 327-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Base-level engine with optional Powerglide 2-speed automatic. Equipped with factory a/c and leather seats. Window seal filled with silicone, trim around window bent and scratched, leather interior appears to be original Originally priced at $4,594. Top dirty, window frames scratched, glass nicked. Paint shows age and could use a color sanding. Engine clean, fitted with a/c. A rare King of the Road. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $110,000. This car's older restoration showed some obvious needs. The SCM price guide places this as square on the money at the high bid, and with a Marti report, low miles, and a/c, I'd say it was a decent deal for the buyer. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Mecum Kansas City, MO Kansas City Spring High Performance Auction Holding the sale a month later than usual turned out to be just the ticket for Mecum in Kansas City, as spring weather helped kindle bidders' interest Company Mecum Auctions Date April 9-10, 2010 Location Kansas City, MO Auctioneer Mark Delzell, Mike Hagerman, Jim Landis, Matt Moauec, and Bobby McLaughlin Automotive lots sold / offered 328/515 Sales rate 64% Sales total $6,701,932 High sale 1967 Chevrolet Corvette coupe, at $132,500 515 cars filled Bartle Hall at Mecum's Spring High Performance Auction Buyer's premium Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics usual this year, and overall, good weather and the onset of Spring turned out to be just what the company needed, with the weather outside helping to kindle interest among bidders in the room—after all, Arizona in January or Florida in March is fine for winter escapees, but it's another thing to try to sell collector cars at an event held during a blizzard. Hosted in the vast Bartle Hall of the Kansas City M Convention center in the heart of downtown, this year's event offered plenty of space inside to fully contain all of the cars and still have some elbow room to get a good look at the consignments on offer. While some folks wonder if the market is up, down, or sideways, the view from here was that things were generally holding solid. While the sales rate was down a touch from Mecum's first sale at the downtown Convention Center in December (70 percent then versus 64 percent this time), all other factors were up, and compared to last year's $2.5m KC event in March, moving the sale back to fit with more favorable weather condi- 124 ecum Auctions returned to Kansas City for its annual Spring High Performance Auction about a month later than $300 on the first $5,499, $500 from $5,500 to $9,999, 6% thereafter, included in sold prices tions looked like a great decision, especially in light of the $6.7m results. The top sale of the weekend was a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette coupe with the desirable and potent 427/435 motor. While these 435 hp cars have taken a pretty good hit in value over the last couple of years, the $132,500 paid here showed that there might be the start of an upswing on Tri-power coupes. It's also worth noting that this was the highest bid for the entire weekend. More commonly, at least in recent months, the car with the highest bid seems to end up a no-sale, but that wasn't the case here. The general consensus was that retail pricing ruled the day, meaning that most all of the prices paid were in line with the current market, and several dealers confirmed what I saw, stating that bargains were few and far between. At least with almost 65 percent of the cars finding new owners, it was good to be a seller. Other notable sales included a 1934 Terraplane K Rumble Seat coupe with an older restoration that made $33,920, a 1965 Pontiac GTO Royal Bobcat convertible with PHS documentation that made $64,660, and a 1965 Chevrolet Impala SS 409 convertible that found new ownership at $28,090. All in all, Mecum continues to do well in the market as a whole, and, with the momentum of this sale, I expect more of the same in Indianapolis and Monterey. ♦ $1m $2m $3m $4m $5m $6m $7m $8m 0 Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2010 2009 2008-No Sale 2007 2006


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Mecum Kansas City, MO ENGLISH #S33.1-1961 JAGUAR MK IX saloon. S/N 793692BW. British racing green/tan leather. Odo: 2,016 miles. Factory optional sunroof. Excellent trim-off older repaint with some buffer scuffing on rear quarter panels. All original brightwork with light pitting and frosting. Older stainless-steel exhaust system with some cracks, manifold leaking up front. Heavier soiling on tops of door panel armrests, discoloring on seat side bolsters. Excellent on body at corners of hood along cowl. Heavy chrome and trim scuffing. Light engine compartment cleanup, but still rather messy. Very dingy undercarriage. Heavy fading on dash pad and worn carpeting on transmission hump beneath dash. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. Proof that even with modern paint technology, folks can still screw up. If my Rolls came back from the paint shop like this, I'd be looking to sell it too. Plenty bid. #S4.1-1981 TRIUMPH TR7 convertible. original woodwork. Said to have a recent engine rebuild, although a bit dusty in the engine bay. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $22,000. Claimed to have been awarded Best in Class at a Kansas City All-British car show. Exactly when and what class was not defined, although I would surmise that the greater KC area is not awash in Jaguar Mk IX saloons. There didn't seem to be much interest in the ol' gal when it was up on the block, apart from a few bargain hunters. #F17-1967 FORD ANGLIA 2-dr panel van. S/N N/A. White/black & silver vinyl. Odo: 62,559 miles. Motor rebuilt over ten years ago, and runs out quite well. Less than aesthetically pleasing under the hood, despite a new battery. Mostly original paint, with lots of chipping and fading, with some less-than-professional touch ups. Body and glass seals rock-hard. Seats are S/N SATPV4188BA404844. British Racing Green/tan vinyl/tan cloth. Odo: 93,654 miles. Dead old repaint looks matte and is starting to lift along edges of thick masking lines. Aftermarket tan pinstripe tape, tonneau cover snaps added to tops of doors. Two-year-old replacement top already has some light weathering. Heavier fading on seats, with dark stain some quickie spray-can touch up on undercarriage in matte black. Extremely stiff seat leather (not cracked or torn) underneath fuzzy seat covers. Less than professional installation quality on modern CD stereo system in console. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $3,500. The warranty disclosure form (actually, the first of two) indicated that this was a consignment from a local dealer. Offered at no reserve, it was simply time to move it out. Purely market pricing on a Porsche that has a limited audience. #S10-1988 MERCEDES-BENZ 560 SL convertible. S/N WDBBA48D3JA091148. Gunmetal metallic/navy cloth/navy leather. Odo: 77,959 miles. Mileage claimed correct. Optional polished alloy wheels and both tops. Wears original paint, but with quite a few scratches, especially where top fits body. Light wear and soiling to interior commensurate with on passenger's side seat bottom. Dry undercarriage, with only light topical surface rust. Light engine bay cleanup, new battery installed. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $3,100. The shape of things that never panned out. On Friday, it was lot F150 and failed to sell at $3k. First thing on Saturday morning, the consignor got wise and let it go when the action petered out at this final bid. Not a bad buy, provided that you intend to fix it up after something in the driveline turns you into a pedestrian. Just don't plan on getting rich quick. Poor maybe, but not rich. from a 1971–73 Mustang, with an older reupholstery job. Bare metal floor, no rubber pedal pads, missing glovebox door. Overall runs out well, but looks really rough. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $2,900. Officially, only the 2-door sedan was imported to the U.S. in 1967, and I couldn't find a dataplate or VIN tag to save my life. The consignor would let it go at $3k, but the last bidder wouldn't budge at $2,900. #S225-1980 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE convertible. S/N DRL50427. Silver/black/burgundy leather. Odo: 47,672 miles. Back half repaint rough, with clearcoat showing massive orange peel. Paint cracking 126 GERMAN #F76-1987 PORSCHE 944 2-dr coupe. S/N WP0AB0941HN475045. Guards Red/ black leather. Odo: 84,629 miles. Factory optional power sunroof and 5-hole alloy wheels. Newer repaint on the cheap, lots of pitting to original windshield, moderate wear and tear on door seals. Older engine bay detailing job, of Colorado. Generally stock interior, with reproduction seat upholstery and carpeting. “Best in Class” at the Omaha World of Wheels in '09 in addition to other awards displayed. Sports Car Market mileage. Stock Becker Grand Prix radio, aftermarket box speakers behind seats. Topically clean engine bay appears to have been regularly maintained, although no service history is presented. Mufflers nearly rusted out. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $10,865. If you're going to buy an SL, a 560 is the best one to get. While not scary expensive, this price was on the high side, as the new owner will have to go to the muffler shop the same day he goes to the DMV for new plates and tags. Sold well. ITALIAN #S228-1972 DE TOMASO PANTERA Custom coupe. S/N THPNMK03762. Copper/ black vinyl. Odo: 58,180 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, 5-sp. Original engine rebuilt by Kuntz & Company in Arkansas, claiming 531 hp. Additional upgrades include Wilwood brakes, Koni shocks, Momo steering wheel, Rondial alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport tires, Optima yellow-top battery, and non-stock paint. Transaxle rebuilt by Pantera Performance


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Mecum Kansas City, MO Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $52,000. Last seen at Mecum's Des Moines auction in July '09, then a no-sale at $45k (SCM# 130637). Shortly after the auctioneer started taking bids, I saw the lead ringman give the “no one in the room” sign. While it still hasn't found anyone who shares the owner's taste in modifications, at least it looks like it gets used between auction stints. #F188-1982 FIAT SPIDER convertible. S/N ZFAAS00B5C5001496. White & red/ black vinyl/maroon vinyl. Odo: 34,327 miles. Mileage claimed correct. Non-stock accent painting on hood bubbles and gas filler compartment door. USAC decals on vent windows and rear valance. Windshield washer nozzles missing, with holes on cowl accenting their absence. Replacement top saturated in top Alfa coupe that was imported to North America (at least for now). I was somewhat surprised at the level of interest in it, as it was from the dark days of metric fitment TRX tires that made life a living hell for those of us with these Alfas, BMW 6-series, and/or Ford Mustangs. The bidding kept going strong past the $5,100 reserve, and a dealer purchased it, so there must be some upside left. #S114-1992 FERRARI 348 TS coupe. S/N ZFFRG36A8N0091578. Red/tan leather. Odo: 18,551 miles. Miles claimed actual since new. Well maintained original paint with only a few light chips on nose and mirrors. Minimal interior use and seat wear on driver's side. Topical engine bay clean-up looks good for a driver, but is far from being show ready. Cad plating starting to develop some light corrosion, exhaust system insulation beneath intake plenums work, especially considering that you aren't going to order one out of a catalog. Presentable, older engine compartment cosmetics. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $33,920. Last seen at RM's Delhi, OH auction in September '05, selling then at $24,304 (SCM# 39375). This was not too bad of a deal for the seller, as it appeared to have degraded slightly, yet he made a few bucks after having almost five years to play with it—and that's a lot more than some folks can say. #S130-1941 CADILLAC SERIES 41-75 limousine. S/N 3340356. Black/black leather/ tan cloth. Odo: 1,495 miles. Good quality body-on, trim-off repaint. Average quality rechroming to bumpers, grille, and most larger trim. Reproduction running board rubber has poor fitment, door weatherstrips show excess glue. Restored engine compartment rather clean but not quite up to show standards, undercarriage shows heavy surface rust. Interior dressing. All original upholstery, with only light wear and aging. Light engine compartment cleanup, exhaust system has a few rattles. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $5,500. 1982 was the next to last year that Fiat marketed cars in the U.S. After than, Malcolm Bricklin marketed these Spiders as Pininfarinas until 1985 (and was able to hold out with Bertone-badged X1/9s until 1989). The consignor did quite well on another early '80s Spider last fall, and he was expecting lightning to strike again. Well, it didn't, even with a $6,500 reserve. #F276-1985 ALFA ROMEO GTV-6 hatch- back. S/N ZARAA6691F1006697. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 66,565 miles. Factory optional sunroof and AM/FM/cassette deck. Factory alloy wheels shod with Michelin TRXs, which are marinating in tire dressing in the hopes of making them pliable. Taken out of daily driver use in 1990 at the 61k-mile point. Used sparingly since. Original paint heavily buffed out with dull patches where the power buffer noticeably deteriorating. Dirty and lightly rust speckled on all bare metal undercarriage bits. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $43,990. 348s are on the verge of taking over from the 308s as the bargain basement entry-level Ferrari. The latter are on their way up in value, and the former are on the express down escalator for depreciation as used cars. While this one was low mileage and well kept with past service history, there was no mention of any recent servicing, and a 348 almost makes a 308 look maintenancefree. Enough was paid here. AMERICAN #S5-1934 TERRAPLANE K Rumble Seat coupe. S/N C52337. Blue metallic & black/ tan cloth. Odo: 44,002 miles. Older restoration good enough for a regional AACA Junior First Place three years ago. Body paint has several areas of light orange peel, with Hudson body tag painted over. Larger chrome pieces have polishing swirls. Modern clamp-on rearview mirror on driver's door, with heavier chipping around it where it's been mounted before. Excellent quality full interior reupholstery with wear and soiling, but cloth-trimmed rear compartment still looks as good as the day it was reupholstered. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $30,000. A CCCA Full Classic, the Series 75 ascended to the throne of being the top-shelf Cadillac for 1941, with the V16-powered Series 90 having ceased production the previous year. Cosmetically pretty, but the devil's in the details. On the other hand, this isn't a bad thing for this car, as it seems destined to be the premium rental for some limo company eventually. #F109-1959 CHEVROLET PARKWOOD wagon. S/N D59L198955. Red/white/silver vinyl & gray nylon. Odo: 49,746 miles. 283-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Optioned with power steering, power brakes, and AM radio. Unrestored and has been licensed in California since new. Mostly original paint, with several nicks on most panels and one scrape on right rear door. Paint buffed to a good sheen, lightly scuffed couldn't reach. Heavier paint nicks on bumper claddings. Well maintained and clean engine bay, splotchy finish on dash top. Somewhat stiff seat leather, with light to moderate wrinkling. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,200. The second to last year of the GTV-6, which was the last 128 bumpers and trim present well. Dealer installed clear vinyl seat covers yellowing, but seats are in like-new condition. Older repainted valve covers offset mostly peeled and rusty motor. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $16,000. The better of two mostly-original 1959 station wagons offered here. While still popular, the ability for Sports Car Market


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Mecum Kansas City, MO these to bring stupid money has pretty much passed. I could fully appreciate why the final bidder stopped where he did, but also why it wasn't cut loose from its reserve. If the seller is looking for reasonable money ($20k tops), he'll probably be able to get it. #S12-1959 EDSEL VILLAGER 9-Passenger wagon. S/N B9UT732191. Turquoise/white paint/tan & white vinyl. Odo: 91,941 miles. 332-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Sold new in Hobbs, New Mexico. Wears about half its original paint, with white buffing compound residue highlighting numerous scratches and chips. Polished original chrome and stainless, but with light pitting, scuffing, and crazing. Original interior baked from being in the desert, with windlace hard, crumbled, and tattered. (SCM# 193200). The new owner spent the winter cleaning it up, as all of the nasty overspray and gunk on the engine was pretty much gone – in addition to an interior fluff and buff. The work proved to be fruitful, as it easily went past the $5k reserve. #S151-1964 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE 2-dr hard top. S/N 3241243769. Dark blue metallic/blue vinyl & nylon. Odo: 37,640 miles. 426-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Per the Chrysler Registry, originally a 365-hp, single 4-barrel, 426 Street Wedge. Now has cross-ram intake with a pair of modern Edelbrock 4-bbl carbs, cast aluminum valve covers, chrome mesh air cleaners, and electric fan. Good quality trim-off repaint, but original frosted trim #S181-1965 PONTIAC GTO Royal Bobcat convertible. S/N 237675P298557. Black/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 33,311 miles. 389-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. PHS documents original Tri-power, 4-speed, center console, and dash pad. Sold new by Royal Pontiac of Royal Oak, MI with their Royal Bobcat package. Redline radial tires mounted on Hurst alloy wheels. Power steering and power brakes likely added Front seat bottom also tattered and covered by a blanket. Period aftermarket a/c fitted. Topical engine bay clean-up, new battery installed. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $10,000. This car wasn't a whole lot better than the '59 Chevy Parkwood offered as lot F109, but this one wasn't as original and had more miles. Call me a nut case, but I'd take this Villager over the Parkwood any day. Maybe I've been working with fellow scribe and Edsel fan Phil Skinner too long, but I say that anything is better styled than a '59 Chevy. Sold for a healthier price than I expected. #F97-1962 CHEVROLET CORVAIR Monza coupe. S/N 20927O144513. Ermine White/red cloth & vinyl. Odo: 6,000 miles. Originally Laurel Green with green vinyl guts. Newer color change repaint looks presentable. Good to serviceable all original chrome and trim removed for the repaint. Stock steel wheels, full wheel covers with plenty of dings. Windshield starting to delaminate at bottom was put back on. Bumpers replated once upon a time. Original seats, door panels, and carpeting, door sills heavily corroded. Period Stewart Warner gauges hang under dash. Newer chambered dual exhaust. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $30,000. While this was a real 426, it wasn't a Max Wedge III as the components on top of the motor might have led one to believe. An interesting car, but interesting doesn't always equal authentic or a sale. At least it didn't start life as a slant-six car. #F192-1965 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS convertible. S/N 166675S181084. Red/ white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 25,092 miles. 409-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Optioned with 400-hp 409, power steering, and radio delete. Average quality older repaint and bumper rechroming. Inconsistent panel gaps, rear-mounted antenna not in the stock location, light soiling and wrinkling on replacement top. Period aftermarket oil when restored a few years ago. High quality body prep and repaint, replated bumpers and mostly reproduction trim. Very clean and authentically detailed under the hood, light wear on mostly reproduction interior. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $64,660. Bid to $62k on the block, and finally sold post-auction. While not exactly configured as built from the factory, having been Royal-tuned at one time warranted the premium over market for an example in this condition. #S79-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194376S101895. Trophy Blue/ black vinyl. Odo: 4,330 miles. 427-ci 390-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Equipped with optional AM/ FM radio, power steering, telescoping steering column, and wood-rimmed wheel. Post-factory installation of stock-style sidepipes and repop alloy knockoffs. Good paint application, lots of prep work done to smooth out body, excellent door and panel fit. Show quality engine bay, although air filter element is dingy. All repop edge. Dashboard and steering wheel repainted, new carpet fitted, and modern cloth inserts installed on original seats. Cleaned up engine compartment. Runs out well, even if the lifters could stand to be adjusted. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $7,000. Was here last fall as lot F17, but got a moderate makeover over the winter 130 pressure gauge and modern CD stereo mounted at bottom of dashboard. Reproduction seats and door panels, heavier yellowing of door-mounted armrests. Older engine compartment cleanup, very dingy undercarriage. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $28,090. Being built around the third week of March, this was one of the last 1965s to have a 409 in it. Shortly after, the 396-ci Mark IV replaced it as the optional big-block engine. Most likely redone around the time the consignor got it 20 years ago, it was starting to get a little ragged around the edges, so I'll call it sold better than bought—but not by a whole lot. interior soft trim with light wear just starting to show. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $64,660. As it was otherwise a straightforward car with a clean body and all original major powertrain components, adding the side pipes and alloy wheels neither helped nor hurt the value appreciably. One could actually argue the fact that it would've done a few bids better without them, but as this was not a trailer queen, it was still a darn nice real-deal big-block that the new owner can run and be proud of. Bought well, but not a steal. #S200-1967 PONTIAC GTO 2-dr hard top. S/N 242177Z110801. Light blue metallic/ Sports Car Market


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Mecum Kansas City, MO dark blue vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 51,203 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Fitted with a/c, power steering, power brakes, hood tach, Hurst Dual Gate shifter, and Rallye II wheels. Panel gaps inconsistent, rust bubbles forming under lower windshield trim and on cowl. Other trim pieces show age, chrome peeling on rear bumper. Reproduction seats, door panels, dash pad, and carpeting, the latter showing notable wear. Aftermarket small-diameter wood steering wheel and under-dash gauges. Topical engine clean-up, very much a fit-it-to-run driver. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $17,490. This PHS-documented GTO was pretty much the opposite spectrum from lot S181, a black beauty convertible Goat. Rust never sleeps, and this one looked like it just got its wake-up call. The reserve was handily passed at $14,500—likely not by folks from the Salt Belt. Sold very well. #S27-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194677S117566. Rally Red/ white vinyl & red hard top/red vinyl. Odo: 58,343 miles. 327-ci 350-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Originally Goodwood Green with green vinyl interior. Optional L79 small-block, M21 4-speed, tinted glass, side pipes, AM/FM radio, and both tops. Repop alloys with repop Redline bias-ply tires. Minimal bonding strip broadcasting under decent repaint, wheel well lips Newer good quality trim-off repaint. Good paint detailing on motor, but some overspray on red inner fender from rattle can black wheel well repaint. Replacement carpeting, seats, and door panels, with remaining parts being good originals. Older rattle can repaint of the undercarriage in matte black, with a newly installed dual exhaust system. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $26,500. 1968 was the first year of the rounded “Coke-bottle” restyling. With no mention of provenance verification by the PHS, this is about as much as one dare spend on a plasticbeak GTO convert driver in this market. #F209-1968 DODGE SUPER BEE 2-dr coupe. S/N WM21H8A326047. Bronze metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 34,579 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Minimally equipped, with automatic transmission and AM radio. Older buff-out of older repaint still looks pretty good. Wide panel gaps, especially around cowl area. Older bumper rechroming, heavier light pitting on door handles. Newer paint detailing of motor, with several non-OEM components. Reproduction seats, door panels, dash pad, and power steering, power brakes, AM/FM radio, and a/c, which has been converted to R134a. Good older repaint, but with a few nicks and prep issues on hood. Mostly replacement trim and weatherstripping, aftermarket steering wheel and triple gauge pack under dashboard. Reproduction seats, door panels, and carpeting all have minimal wear. Clean and correctly paint detailed motor, hood hinges and brake booster assembly also painted in the same hue. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,020. Perhaps this wasn't the most authentically done up 442, but it was the real thing. At this price, you could actually buy it, detail it up correctly, and make a buck or two. Well bought. #S29-1968 FORD MUSTANG fastback. S/N 8T02C178678. Red/maroon vinyl. Odo: 1,879 miles. 289-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Factory optional power steering, power brakes, and automatic transmission. Later date add-on a/c, HiPo style air cleaner, tube headers, AM/FM stereo, and wood wheel. No VIN tag at base of windshield. Good quality repaint, rechromed clearanced for wide tires. Heavier floorboard carpet wear on repop rug, door panels have some lifting along armrests. Recent engine bay and undercarriage fluff and buff job, nonstock billet aluminum fan pulley. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $48,000. Another recipient of Mecum frequent flyer miles, having been here in December '09, then unsold at $48k (CM# 153275). Bid again to the same point, which is on the money, since it's getting neither any better nor worse—the fluff and buff just means that it's keeping up. #F166-1968 PONTIAC GTO convertible. S/N 242678P193660. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 9,819 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Equipped with power steering, power top, hood tach, AM/FM stereo, and Rally II wheels. 132 Sports Car Market carpeting all show light wear. Aftermarket Sun tach clamped to steering column. All gauge faces yellowed, except for added tic-toc-tach. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $19,000. Despite some parts swapping, this was still a pretty bare bones Super Bee. Granted, this is the Dodge equivalent of the Plymouth Road Runner, and both were intended to be no-frills powerhouses. Today, the coupes—in lieu of the hard tops— are a bit harder to sell, yet this should've done closer to the consignor's $24k reserve. #S8-1968 OLDSMOBILE 442 2-dr hard top. S/N 344878M402418. Light yellow & black/black vinyl /black vinyl. Odo: 2,699 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Factory options include F41 suspension, bumpers and mostly new trim. Carpeting, seat belts, and interior vinyl all new. Engine bay cleanly detailed in a stock fashion, ignoring the various aftermarket and accessory bits. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $28,620. I love it when the windshield card explains the various non-stock parts put onto a car, then sums it up saying “restored to original specifications.” Well, at least it isn't a resto-mod. Enough paid here for a nice cruise-in car. #S99-1968 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA Formula S fastback. S/N BH23H8B175622. Avacado Green metallic/dark green vinyl/green vinyl. Odo: 66,897 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Factory optional automatic and center console. Concours quality rotisserie restoration completed within the last year, using mostly NOS parts. Better than original paint prep, paint application, chrome plating, and panel fit. All reproduction interior vinyl trim and carpeting. Slightly discolored original console, dash, and steering wheel pad only noticeable due to other repop vinyl. Authentically detailed and concours-ready engine compartment and


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Mecum Kansas City, MO undercarriage. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $55,000. One of 99 Formula S Barracudas with a 383 and automatic. While most folks walked past this because of the color, they missed what was arguably the best restoration in the building, bearing in mind that the true definition of a restoration is to return it to what it originally was. It might take a little shopping to get it to the right venue to find someone who'll appreciate it, but for the quality of work done, this bid was under the money and certainly didn't pay for the restoration work. #F223-1969 PONTIAC GTO Judge 2-dr hard top. S/N 242379Z121837. Gold metallic & black/black vinyl. Odo: 2,856 miles. 400ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. PHS documented as sold new in Anchorage, AK with factory options including Ram Air III engine, Safe-T-Track differential, power steering, power disc brakes, rear window defogger, hood-mounted tach, rally gauges with clock, wood steering wheel, and Rallye II wheels. Decent repaint and repop look black, and it doesn't even really look green. At least the lighting in the convention center made it look closer to gunmetal metallic. No wonder it was bid to three quarters of the current market value. This was almost enough to make me think that the guys who shoot resale red may be on to something. Almost. #S17-1969 AMC AMX 2-dr hard top. S/N A9M397T168575. Red & white/silver vinyl. Odo: 84,674 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Options include power steering, power brakes, and bumper guards. Old lower-grade repaint with cracking on hood. All original chrome dull and frosted, door fit and gaps just acceptable. Older reupholstered seats, redyed door panels. Engine clean-up and light detailing covered #S150-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO COPO ZL1 Replica coupe. S/N 124379N663447. Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 77 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Exact replica of COPO 9560, assembled with as many period components as possible. Period date-coded ZL1 block, heads, and intake manifold. M21 4-speed, 4.10 Posi differential, front disc brakes, cowl hood. Completed in late 2007, graphics. Front suspension sits extremely high, while rear is at stock height. Generally clean and authentic underhood detailing, mostly reproduction interior soft trim already starting to show light soiling and wear. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $32,000. No, it doesn't seem odd to me that a Judge was sold new in Anchorage. They actually have more temperate weather than my native Minnesota, which also was a good market for muscle cars when they were new. A real-deal first-year Judge, and the real value here should be somewhere between the final bid and the consignor's $38k reserve. #F245-1969 SHELBY GT500 fastback. S/N 9F02R480900. Dark green metallic & white/white vinyl. Odo: 78,838 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Deluxe Marti report confirms car was restored to its original configuration, with with some aging now starting to set in. Interior starting to yellow at varying rates based on material (gotta love white vinyl). Slight wrinkling of door panels, light to moderate carpet wear. Good quality paint application. Engine bay was at one time detailed fairly well, but is starting to show some soiling. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $60,000. Black Jade wasn't the best color a Shelby was ever painted. It doesn't with clear coat. Newer economy battery. Nonstock chambered exhaust system fitted to dingy undercarriage. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $16,960. One of the things the consignor tried to impress upon folks was that this car formerly belonged to the president of one of the local AMX Club chapters. If it was really that nice, he'd have likely kept it. More likely is that he upgraded into a better car. Plenty paid for a rolling future restoration project. #S137-1969 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER convertible. S/N RM27H9G280451. Dark blue metallic/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 81,349 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Equipped with optional Air Grabber hood, power steering, sports stripe, and AM/8-track radio. Fitted with repro Magnum 500 wheels and bias-ply Redline tires. Good quality bare body restoration within the last few years, but painted-over fender bolts suggest it wasn't taken down to the with 77 miles since. All reproduction interior soft trim, restored to stock appearance. Authentically restored undercarriage, with reproduction inspection tags and OE-style crimped chambered exhaust system. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $56,180. I'm just checking in on how things are faring in fakey-doo land. Yup, the seller could've very well had the price paid here for the whole car into the motor (or at least the drivetrain) alone, let alone the cost of the restoration. Still a losing proposition to build one and flip it. #F42-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 convertible. S/N 136670B214158. Autumn Gold & black/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 1,283 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Options include a/c, power steering, front disc brakes, F41 suspension, Cowl Induction, tilt steering column, and center console. Just over 1k miles since a full restoration. High quality repaint, but Cowl Induction flapper shows overspray and original paint when up. last component. Replated bumpers and mostly reproduction trim. All reproduction interior soft trim, with repainted dashboard and restored gauges. Authentically restored and clean engine compartment. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $46,000. This car had a nice restoration, but it really didn't have much pop to it. Maybe it was the color, but it's more likely that there were some areas that could've been done up a bit better, such as the undercarriage. More like a $50k car in the market, rather than the $60k reserve or this bid. 134 Good fitting replacement top. Better than stock panel gaps, although passenger's door doesn't open from outside. Expertly restored interior with mostly reproduction materials and virtually no wear. Show ready engine bay. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. Last sold here last December, when it made $43,460 (SCM# 153233). A few miles had been added, but otherwise it was the same car with no changes. Maybe the new owner didn't like Autumn Gold after all. Either way, this bid was market correct. #F225-1970 MERCURY CYCLONE Spoiler 2-dr hard top. S/N 0H17C517724. Grabber Blue & black/black vinyl. Odo: 79,865 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Factory options include a/c, full tinted glass, hidden headlights, Sports Car Market


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Mecum Kansas City, MO seem to still be wavering in the market at this point, with good examples not really going up or down in value as of late. No one seemed to be interested in this one. Almost a roll-on, rolloff the block auction sequence. #S15-1973 FORD MUSTANG convert- Traction-Lok differential, power front disc brakes, and power steering. Deluxe Marti report. Higher quality trim-off, frame-on repaint. Replated bumpers and lightly scuffed original trim. Authentically detailed engine bay starting to get some light corrosion on bare metal surfaces. Newer seats and carpeting, with balance of interior vinyl redyed as needed. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $24,380. The Spoiler was just as potent as its sister, the Ford Torino Cobra, but fewer of these were built. The reserve was dropped when the bidding ended, so while this wasn't a minty trailer queen, the new owner got a respectable deal on a rather unique muscle car that the cookie-cutter Mustang and Chevelle folks can't really grasp. Not a steal, but still bought well. #F227-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 2-dr hard top. S/N 136370A171204. Silver & black/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 39,115 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Optional Cowl Induction hood, a/c, power brakes, power steering, center console, and tilt steering column. Newer repaint inclusive of stripes, but left rear quarter panel is a slightly darker shade and front fascia has heavy orange peel. Rust developing under the rear quarter window seals. Generally tidy engine compartment, yet not all authentic or clean. Runs out well enough, but has a longer duration cam than stock. Expertly installed reproduction interior with typical light wear. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $30,000. Last seen at the January 2010 ICA auction in Arizona (SCM# 156763), then a no-sale due to a poorly adjusted carburetor – among other maladies. At least the seller worked out the mechanical bugs (or at least the ones that are obvious to discern at an auction), but still no dice for a sale, despite a spot-on market price bid. #S153-1970 FORD MUSTANG Boss 302 fastback. S/N 0T02G115223. Grabber Yellow & black/black vinyl. Odo: 57,706 miles. 302ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Marti Report along with shipper's copy of the invoice confirm it as a ible. S/N 3F03H139778. Ivy Green Metallic/ white vinyl/green vinyl. Odo: 49,342 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Said to be equipped with all available options, but most were added when the car was restored rather than at the factory. High quality bare-body restoration with all new repro trim, emblems, and bumpers. Highly detailed engine bay, but with several non-stock pieces mixed in. All reproduction interior soft Boss 302. Optional 3.91 Traction-Lok diff, Convenience Group, rear spoiler, rear window slats, Sport Deck rear seat, power steering, center console, AM radio, and tachometer. Shaker hood scoop added later on. Restored a few years ago to near show condition. Roush rebuilt 302 to Boss specs. Mostly restored to stock under the hood, excluding some fasteners. Light wear and soiling on repop interior. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $47,000. Boss cars trim, but with some light waviness on the door panels and rear armrest panels. DIN-mount stereo system cut into stock radio location. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $27,030. Repainted in the original—and usually highly undesirable—Ivy Green Metallic. Odd, as darn little else was as it left the factory. I would have thought that with this much money and effort expended, the builder would have gone with a more popular color. It was here last December as lot F244, then no-sale at $20,500. This time it brought silly money. At least it's a nicely assembled one of none. #S74.1-1978 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE convertible. S/N 1582048917. White/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 44,791 miles. Older quickie repaint with some obvious masking lines and light overspray visible. Originally school bus yellow, with some paint flaking on the door sills. Ding in right rear fender, repro mirrors on doors. Reproduction top, seats, and door panels all showing minimal wear. Heavy steering wheel discoloration, along with dashboard and steering wheel pad weathering. Factory optional AM/FM radio and dealer accessory floor mat. Older engine cleanup now dusty, but mostly stock. Torn CV boots on half shafts. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $10,000. The seller was of the opinion that the 44,791 miles indicated were original. Maybe, but none of them 136 Sports Car Market


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looked to have been pleasant. The seller got the better end of the deal here, just missing a no-sale on what should've been a tough sale. #F134-1982 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Collector Edition coupe. S/N 1G1AY0783C5102028. Silver-beige & charcoal/tinted panels/silver & charcoal leather. Odo: 15,216 miles. 350-ci 200-hp fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. Consignor believes indicated miles are correct. All original paint, end panels more heavily weathered than rest of body, nose also has some rippling and lesser quality fit. Original selling dealer's tag (Barbera Bros. Chevrolet) mounted below rear Corvette script. Tidy, mostly original engine bay, apart from belts, hoses, and clamps. All original interior with light wear, but more than expected on a car with 15k miles. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $17,490. While somewhat commonly found on the market, the '82 Collector Edition cars have now almost equaled the value of the popularly sought-after 1978 Pace Cars. The reserve was lifted at $15,500, and the bidding continued for a couple more bids. Market price. #S66-2010 FORD MUSTANG FR500CJ Cobra Jet fastback. S/N FR500CJ2022. White/black cloth. Odo: 1 miles. 5.4L supercharged V8, 5-speed non-syncro manual transmission. Comes with gated shifter and launch control. Brand new, in “fresh off the truck” condition with one mile on the odometer. Still has most of the plastic cling protective sheeting. Despite being purpose-built for track use only, it still has power windows and door locks. Unit sequence number printed on the pseudo gas cap tag on trunk lid. Not street legal, sold on bill of sale only. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $110,000. The fifty sold-out 2010 Cobra Jets were available with one of four transmissions. Unlike previous Cobra Jet drag cars, the 2010s were all done in-house by Ford Racing to be ready to race when they roll off the truck. Still, I can see the attraction. I haven't been this smitten by a new Ford performance vehicle since I drove a prototype 2003 Ford Ranger Lightning (yes, you read that right). This bid didn't even cover the MSRP, so it's back to sitting around. © August 2010 137


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eBay Motors Online Sales Vintage Racers Pagoda SLs are heavy and slow, and they howl and moan as you lean them through corners, just as I am doing at the thought of racing one Report by Geoff Archer Market opinions in italics of these racers may be just the ticket for your tire-smoking heel-and-toe downshifting ontrack ambitions. Condition inferred from L seller's descriptions; cars were not physically examined by the author. All quoted material taken from the eBay listings. (sf=seller's feedback; bf=buyer's feedback) #300348776161-1965 AUSTIN-HEALEY SPRITE Sebring coupe. S/N HAN8R655. Orange/black vinyl. RHD. 24 Photos. Royal Oak, MI. “In 1965 I drove to the 12 Hours of Sebring, where I saw this car kick the crap out of the big guys in the rain. Has been clocked at 156 mph. Fifteen years later I found and bought this car. I shipped it back to England and Geoff and Donald Healey restored the car to the original Sebring specs (including the crap Lucas coils). Original and as run at Sebring in '65. Paint has some cracks.” Extensive documentation and some spares. 163 bids. sf 170, bf n/a. Cond: 3+. ooking for a little more excitement than your average concours or road rally can provide? One bf n/a. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $73,000. The seller, a Porsche dealer who has several Emory-built 356s on eBay at the moment, balances his comments between value building and expectation setting, saying both “The cost to build race vehicles of ‘Emory' quality is justifiably high. This car can be yours for significantly less.” and “This is not a hardship sale and we will not be giving this car away.” At this price, all the verbiage is correct. About $30k more than “giving it away,” and probably at least $30k less than it cost to build. A fair deal. #360163887506-1951 CHEVROLET SOLD AT $208,000. Is it absurd to say this is the 250 GTO of Spridgets? That's not to say this is the poor man's GTO (like a GTE or a 2+2 would be), but that this car is one of very few built by a sports car factory with special aerodynamic coachwork that helped it perform very well in endurance racing. History and rarity explain the price here. Interestingly, one does not imagine that a high-end physical auction house would have seen a much different result than eBay Motors did here. #330350942076-1964 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL rally car. S/N N/A. Silver/black cloth. 23 Photos. Los Angeles, CA. “Previously raced in VSCDA club in the mid-west, has tech stickers from 2004 and 2007. Fully street legal, would make a fantastic rally car. Powered by 138 race-prepped 1967 280SL engine. Stock 4-speed transmission. Upgraded coil-over front shocks, Koni rear shocks, ATL fuel cell, remote electrical cut-off switch, roll bar mounted fire extinguisher, etc. Help add some variety and style to your local vintage racing club's grid!” 4 bids, sf 62, bf private. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $18,600. My father often says, “Son, you can't make steak out of hamburger.” That suits this vehicle, because nobody expects the majority of SL roadsters (from 190SLs to more recent 500SLs) to drive like race cars. Even though the S and the L stand for Sport and Light, “Pagoda” SLs are particularly heavy and slow. They howl and moan as you lean them through corners just as I am doing at the thought of racing one. Well sold. #290427608751-1965 PORSCHE 356SC 2+2 coupe. S/N 219302. Red & yellow/black vinyl. 57 Photos. Bend, OR. “Race conversion by Emory Motorsports, McMinnville, OR. Paint in very good to excellent condition, but there is a peppering of rock chips on the nose. Minilites with 205 60/15 Yokohama A038 DOT race tires. Full Lexan windows, Lexan headlight lenses, window straps, RayDot mirror... GT door panels & pulls; Speedster seats; fire-suppression system. Simpson competition belts, driver and passenger. Engine - 1620 cc full-race built by ACE 356 / Arthur Conner. 145 hp with lots of torque and mid range.” 1 Buy-It-Now bid, sf 1, GREAT AMERICAN RACES FROM 20032007. 261 CU MOTOR BLUE FLAME SIX... OFFENHAUSER[s]... FLOOR SHIFTER ON STOCK MANUAL 3-SPEED. COMPLETE OVERHAUL IN 2005.” 30 bids, sf 2643, bf private. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $15,750. As the proverbial poster car with multiple La Carrera finishes, this car should provide good fun for now and be easy to sell when the time comes. Sold for $18,500 at 2003 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale. Though it exhibits more patina than any SCM reader's daily driver, this car is built to be hailed with rocks and smeared with bug Sports Car Market DELUXE 2-dr sedan. S/N 5JJH12194. Red & white/red velour. 50 Photos. Phoenix, AZ. “LA CARRERA PAN AMERICANA MEXICAN ROAD RACE CAR (STREET LEGAL). RACED IN 1989 & 1991. THIS WAS THE FEATURE CAR IN 1989 DEPICTED ON THE OFFICIAL 1989 LA CARRERA PANAMERICANA POSTER. REFURBISHED FOR THE 2001 RACE, PURCHASED AT BARRETT JACKSON IN SCOTTSDALE, AZ IN 2003. IT FINISHED CONSECUTIVE


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guts while entertaining its nostalgic drivers and hopefully protecting them in the event of an errant livestock encounter. Thus I say well bought, and andalé! #190337916319-1964 FORD FALCON 2-dr hard top. S/N N/A. Light blue metallic/black cloth. 24 Photos. Venice, CA. “20th Anniversary La Carrera Panamericana competitor. Historic U.S. open-track racer (home track: Laguna Seca). Recently completed extensive professional rebuild by MAECO Motorsport, the premier U.S. specialist in performance modifications and vintage race preparation for V8 powered American Pony Cars. Less than 100 miles on NEW Ford Racing engine and some OEM engineers put a very small number of these very fast cars together to win, and that this was a near perfect example of one. #380138226393-1972 AMC GREMLIN racer. S/N N/A. Yellow & orange/white steel. 23 Photos. Thurman, OH. “This is an actual vintage American Motors IMSA Racing car. How and why this car survives today is unknown but still an important part of AMC history.” Epic saga of this car's original build concludes with, “later on when they got it together as a team the car went an impressive 174 mph on the straights at Daytona.” A polite way to describe the current condition would be to say that it has nice windows. 37 bids, sf 1364, bf 436. Cond: 5. Date sold: 06/07/2010 eBay auction ID: 220615983723 Seller Type: Multi-Line Luxury Dealer Seller: Braman Motorcars, West Palm Beach, FL www.bramanmotorcars.com Sale Type: Used car with 1,326 miles VIN: ZFFFC60A480162496 Details: Rosso Corsa red. 6.0 L V12. F1 Paddle shifter automatic. Carbon-fiber dash, console and seat trim. Carbon-fiber-and-leather steering wheel. 20-inch alloy wheels with carbon ceramic brakes with red calipers. Sale result: $279,000, 10 bids, sf 5, bf private. MSRP: $312,395(2008 base) Other current offering: Ferrari Maserati of Central New Jersey, www.ferrariofcentralnj.com, is asking $285,000 for a nearly identi- cal car with 1,545 miles. mechanicals. Over $75k invested.” 76 bids, sf 0, bf n/a. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $37,250. There were several similar cars on the 1997 PanamaAlaska rally with me. Falcons offer a potent combination of lightness and durability in such events. This particular car is by far the most expensive U.S.-built Falcon hard top in the SCM database, but not without reason. Top-shelf race prep and name brand event history made all the difference. A fair price all around. Please keep the shiny side up. #140329648904-1968 DODGE DART Hemi 2-dr hard top. S/N N/A. Burgundy/black vinyl. 18 Photos (1 in period livery). Minnesota. “Factory 1968 LO29 Hemi Dart Superstock Race Car.” Huge hoodscoop, rear tires, roll cage, etc. “Documented. Original MSO. Car sold new at Banning Dodge. Original owner until 1988, I purchased in 1989. I have owned many of these cars and this car is easily in the top 10%. I do not know of a better Factory Hemi Dart that has been SOLD AT $1,971. Any auction that starts out with the following red text can't possibly end up maximizing for the seller: “OK by now you may be growing tired of seeing this car. Frankly given the events so am I.” Deadbeat bidder hassles caused the seller to remove his reserve, and while this wasn't much to pay, it has to be all the money for a clapped out Gremlin. A fair deal, but I would have rather seen one AMC nerd just give it to another kindred spirit. Alas, the only Gremlins car guys give each other are never evident at the time of the transaction... #280508528994-2000 FORD F150 NASCAR pickup. S/N N/A. White & red/black cloth. 21 Photos. Lesage, WV. “A real NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race truck that has been retired and has been used as an event and corporate show truck. It is in good condition, has a 351-ci Ford Cleveland V8 engine and three speed transmission. Rest of the truck is exactly like it 1967 Ford Mustang GT500 Shelby ‘Eleanor' Recreation Online sales of contemporary cars. 2008 Ferrari 599GTB F1 Fresh Meat Date sold: 05/25/2010 eBay auction ID: 150447049049 Seller Type: Private Party in Norway Seller ID: nille-4 Sale Type: Used car with 600 miles. VIN: 7R02S199740 Details: Metallic Gray over black. One of fifteen built by Cinema Vehicles in Hollywood, CA. Certificate of authenticity pictured. Sale result: $139,000, 9 bids, sf 791, bf private. MSRP: $199,000 Other current offering: Frankee's American Car Imports, Ltd., Hertfordshire, UK, www.frankeesaci.com is asking $126,778 for a nearly identical car, although Cinema Vehicles did not build this car. 2010 Porsche Panamera S offered for sale in the last 10 years.” 30 bids, sf 355, bf private. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $177,877. Typically racing denudes a car's value. This is especially true of drag racing, which is hard on a car and often requires purpose-driven modifications that make it less driveable. But all that logic goes out the window when you find a factory race-equipped special like this. It doesn't so much matter if it's the light body of a Tempest or a Belvedere... what's really important is that August 2010 was when it was last raced in 2005. Would not meet current safety and template requirements to race in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.” 11 bids, sf 255, bf na. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $4,500. This truck can't haul anything (but ass). It can't tow. The tires are bald. It doesn't even have headlights, wipers or windows. Other than the obvious opportunity to impress your friends with smoky burnouts in the BoJangles parking lot, there just isn't a whole heck of a lot you can do with it. That's why it was cheap, and likely will remain so for a very long time. © Date sold: 06/07/2010 eBay auction ID: 200478581280 Seller Type: Private Party in Aventura, FL Seller ID: ek090166 Sale Type: Used car with 1,150 miles. VIN: WP0AB2A76AL063108 Details: Basalt Black Metallic over Two-Tone Cognac/Cedar Natural. 450 bhp. 4.8L V-8. Bose XM, Sunroof. Ventilated full leather. Sale result: $94,500, 1 bid, sf 7, bf private. MSRP: $106,000 Other current offering: Park Place Porsche, Dallas, TX, www. park-place.porschedealer.com, is asking $104,000 for a used gray car with 359 miles. © 139


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Price Guide Mid-Year Update English Buy-Sell Price Range Low AC Ace roadster Aceca coupe Ace Bristol roadster 428 convertible ALLARD K2 K3 J2X ARNOLT-BRISTOL Bolide roadster DeLuxe roadster Mk II coupe ASTON MARTIN For all Aston serial production cars through current, deduct 25% for RHD in U.S. only. DB2 coupe DB2 DHC DB3 coupe DB2/4 coupe DB2/4 DHC DB2/4 Bertone Spyder DB3S Team car DB3S Customer car DB2/4 Mk II coupe DB2/4 Mk III coupe DB2/4 Mk III DHC DB2/4 Mk III Notchback DBR1 DBR2 DB4 Series I–IV coupe DB4 Series V coupe DB4 DHC (I–V) DB4GT Zagato DB5 coupe Vantage DB5 DHC DB5 Shooting Brake DB6 Volante Mk I (short chassis) DB6 coupe DB6 Vantage coupe DB6 Shooting Brake DB6 Volante Mk II (long chassis) DBS (6 cyl.) DB6 Mk II coupe DB6 Mk II Volante (Add $15,000 for Vantage.) DBSV8 AM Vantage AMV8 Series II/III (All Volantes had “Oscar India” wood dashes.) AMV8 Series IV (carb.) 70–72 72–73 74–79 79–82 79–85 (“Oscar India” Series IVs can be identified by their wood dashes.) AMV8 Series IV (inj.) Lagonda saloon Volante 86–89 83–85 83–86 (Injection became standard in late '86.) Vantage Volante Lagonda saloon Volante (inj.) Lagonda saloon Virage coupe Virage Volante Virage Volante (Widebody) DB7 coupe DB7 Volante DB9 coupe DB9 Volante V12 Vanquish coupe V12 Vanquish S coupe AUSTIN/MORRIS Mini Cooper 140 87–89 85–87 86–89 88–89 91–92 92–93 93 94–03 97–03 04– 04– 02–07 05–07 62–64 399 70 1,259 350 299 4 645 inc. 58 inc. n/a inc. 370 134 13 7,000* inc. n/a n/a n/a n/a 30,000* $50,000 $50,000 $32,000 (AMV8 Series II/III pre- “Oscar India” V8s have leather dashes. Production for SIII Vantages was 43.) AMV8 Volante $42,600 $93,000 $100,000 $15,000 $44,000 $60,000 $19,500 $55,000 $25,000 $30,000 $70,000 $100,000 $25,000 $30,000 $75,000 $85,000 $70,000 $110,000 $11,000 $75,000 $75,000 $64,000 $67,000 $165,000 $150,000 C C C C C C $38,000 D $68,500 C $110,000 B $41,000 D $85,000 C $80,000 D $60,000 $110,000 $160,000 $65,000 $75,000 $165,000 $175,000 $135,000 $145,000 C C C C C C C C C $23,000 C HHH HHH HHH HHH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH H H H H H H H H HH 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 57 58–63 61–62 58–63 59–63 60–63 302 102 10 492 73 3 11 10 199 551 inc. inc. 5 2 925 185 inc. 75 19 $60,000 $125,000 $850,000 $86,000 $148,000 $850,000 $4,000,000 $2,250,000 $86,000 $93,000 $275,000 $86,000 $7,000,000 $11,000,000 $140,000 $225,000 $383,000 (For Series IV–V SS triple-carb engine, add $10,000; Series V covered headlights, add $10,000.) DB4GT (For factory team race cars—1VEV and 2VEV—add up to 50%.) DB5 coupe 63–65 63–65 64–65 64–65 65–66 65–69 65–69 65–69 66–69 67–72 69–70 69–70 886 inc. 123 12 37 1,321 inc. 6 140 857 240 38 $1,000,000 $4,000,000 $225,000 $300,000 $405,000 $235,000 $367,000 $150,000 $175,000 $200,000 $250,000 $23,000 $220,000 $700,000 $170,000 $250,000 $1,375,000 $137,000 $265,000 $1,650,000 $6,000,000 $3,500,000 $137,000 $168,000 $375,000 $150,000 $12,000,000 $13,000,000 $225,000 $285,000 $515,000 $1,800,000 $6,000,000 $425,000 $400,000 $495,000 $327,000 $480,000 $230,000 $341,000 $300,000 $450,000 C B A C B HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH A HHHH A HHHH A HHHH HHH HHH C C B A A B B B HHHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH B HHHH A HHHH A HHHH $63,000 D $315,000 $835,000 B B HHHH B HHHH A HHHH C HHHH B HHHH B HHHH B HHHH C HHHH HHH HH B HHH B HHHH 53–63 54–63 56–63 67–73 68–73 226 319 466 58* 28* $140,000 $75,000 $170,000 $50,000 $90,000 $230,000 $110,000 $250,000 (36 cars, mostly RHD, were fitted with Ford Zephyr 6-cylinder engine, Rudd alloy head, and triple Webers. Add $20k.) 428 coupe $90,000 $160,000 51–52 52–54 52–54 54–59 54–59 54–59 119 62 83 142 inc. 3 $90,000 $80,000 $220,000 $120,000 $120,000 $285,000 $135,000 $125,000 $285,000 $165,000 $170,000 $365,000 B C B C B B B B C C B HH HH HHH HH HH HHH HH HHH HHH HHH HHH High Mini Cooper S AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-4 (BN1, 3-sp) 100-4 (BN2, 4-sp) 100S 100M 100 w/ Le Mans kit 100-6 BN4 (2+2) (For BN6 2-seat, add $10,000) 3000 Mk I (BT7) 2+2 (For BN7 2-seat, add $10,000) 3000 Mk II BT7 (2+2) tri-carb (For BN7 2-seat, tri-carb, add $15,000) BJ8 factory-built rally cars Bugeye Sprite Sprite BENTLEY (For all coachbuilt add up to 100% for original or exceptional coachwork, matching numbers, and/or racing provenance. Deduct 25%–50% for RHD to LHD conversions.) 3 Liter, closed 3 Liter, open 3 Liter Speed Model (Red Badge), closed 3 Liter Speed Model (Red Badge), open 3 Liter Speed Model Super Sports (18 built) 6½ Liter, closed 6½ Liter, open 4½ Liter, closed 4½ Liter, open 6½ Liter Speed Six, open or closed 4½ Liter Supercharged 8 Liter, open or closed 4 Liter, open or closed 3½ Liter, closed 3½ Liter, open 4¼ Liter, closed 4¼ Liter, open Mk V Corniche (Add 40% for 4.6-liter engine.) Mk VI coachbuilt, closed Mk VI coachbuilt, open R-type standard steel saloon R-type coachbuilt, closed R-type coachbuilt, open R Continental S1 standard steel saloon S1 Continental, closed S1 Continental, open S1 Continental Flying Spur S2 Continental, closed S2 Continental, open S2 standard steel saloon S3 Continental, closed S3 Continental, open S3 Continental Flying Spur T standard steel saloon T1 coachbuilt, closed T1 coachbuilt, open Continental Flying Spur Continental Turbo T2 standard steel saloon Corniche closed Corniche open Mulsanne standard steel saloon Mulsanne LWB Mulsanne Turbo Continental, open Turbo R (includes LWB) Continental coupe Eight Mulsanne S (includes LWB) 22–25 22–25 23–29 23–29 22–25 25–30 25–30 27–31 27–31 28–30 29–31 29–31 31–32 33–36 33–36 36–39 36–39 1939 1939 46–52 1,622 inc. inc. inc. inc. 545 inc. 665 inc. inc. 55 100 50 1,177 inc. 1,234 inc. 14 4 5,368 inc. inc. 2,486 inc. inc. 208 3,107 431 inc. inc. 388 inc. 1,922 312 inc. inc. 1,721 98 77 433 8 568 63 45 533 18 498 429 5,864 inc. 1,736 970 $95,000 $135,000 $135,000 $275,000 $300,000 $425,000 $540,000 $375,000 $550,000 $650,000 $900,000 $600,000 $130,000 $75,000 $175,000 $85,000 $250,000 $80,000 $600,000 $35,000 $175,000 $270,000 $270,000 $425,000 $500,000 $650,000 $800,000 $400,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,200,000 $200,000 $100,000 $450,000 $225,000 $500,000 $160,000 $1,250,000 $60,000 C A B B A A A B A B A A A B C B C C C (LHD post-war cars will likely bring a 25% premium in the U.S. Add up to 50% for low, documented odometer reading.) Mk VI standard steel saloon C 47–52 47–52 52–55 52–55 52–55 52–55 55–59 55–58 55–58 58–59 59–62 59–62 60–62 62–66 62–66 63–66 65–76 66–70 66–70 77–81 81 77–81 77–80 77–80 80–87 80–87 82–85 85–89 85–98 85–87 84–92 87–92 $58,000 $75,000 $36,000 $60,000 $95,000 $400,000 $30,000 $185,000 $95,000 $110,000 $45,000 $93,500 $20,000 $70,000 $130,000 $125,000 $10,000 $20,000 $41,000 $32,000 $38,000 $14,000 $18,000 $43,000 $14,000 $14,500 $15,000 $42,000 $12,000 $14,000 $14,000 $14,000 $95,000 D $175,000 $62,500 $95,000 $180,000 $525,000 $50,000 $320,000 $155,000 $160,000 $85,000 C B C B B B A B B A $150,000 D $31,000 D $110,000 D $185,000 $200,000 C B $18,000 D $35,000 D $51,000 $47,500 $57,000 C C C $26,000 D $25,000 D $78,500 $24,000 $24,500 $25,000 $69,000 $34,000 $25,000 $25,000 $25,000 C C C C C C C C C HH HHH HH HHH HHH HHH HHH HH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HH HHH HH (1938–39 MR/MX series, add 15%. Cars with unusual and/or exceptional coachwork may be worth multiples of these amounts. (Deduct 25%–50% for RHD to LHD conversions.) HH HH HH HHH HHH HHH HH HHH HHH HHH HH HH HHH HHH H H HHH HHH HHH HHH HH HH HH HH HH H H H H H H H H H H *Predicted appreciation over twelve months, where five-star cars will out-perform market at large, three-star cars are fully priced, and one-star cars are still depreciating Sports Car Market 62–63 63–67 63–67 58–61 61–71 64–66 53–55 55–56 55 55–56 55–56 56–59 59–61 61–62 13,922 (Model years and non-S production numbers for U.S. models only.) 10,010 4,604 50 640 n/a 11,294 4,150 10,825 2,825 5,096 355 6,113 17,712 7 $30,000 $35,000 $400,000 $75,000 $50,000 $25,000 $30,000 $30,000 48,987 80,360 $35,000 $50,000 $200,000 $10,000 $3,000 $45,000 $50,000 $600,000 $150,000 $80,000 $40,000 $45,000 $50,000 (For 100-6/3000, add $2,000 for factory 2-seat hard top; $1,000 for 4-seat hard top. Deduct $2,000 for disc wheels.) 3000 Mk II BJ7 (roll-up windows) 3000 Mk III (BJ8) $50,000 $85,000 $350,000 $20,000 $6,000 B B A B C C B B B B B B C HH HH HHH HH HH HH HHH HHH HH HH HHH HH HH Buy-Sell Price Range Low $17,000 High $30,000 B HH Yrs. Built No. Made Grade Rating Yrs. Built No. Made Grade Rating


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Price Guide Mid-Year Update English Buy-Sell Price Range Low Turbo RT LWB Continental R Continental S Continental R Mulliner Brooklands (includes LWB) Brooklands R Turbo S Azure Azure Mulliner Continental T / Continental T Mulliner Arnage Red Label Arnage R Arnage RL Arnage T New Azure Continental Flying Spur Continental GT Continental GTC JAGUAR SS I coupe SS II coupe SS 90 SS 100 2 1/2-Liter SS 100 3 1/2-Liter SS Jaguar saloon SS Jaguar DHC Mk IV saloon (1.5-, 2.5-, 3.5-liter) Mk IV DHC (1.5-, 2.5-, 3.5-liter) Mk V saloon (2.5-, 3.5-liter) Mk V DHC (2.5-, 3.5-liter) XK 120 roadster (alloy) XK 120 roadster XK 120 coupe XK 120 DHC 97–98 91–92 94–95 99–02 92–98 97–98 94–96 95–02 99–02 97–02 97–02 02– 01– 02– 05– 04– 04– 05– 31–36 31–34 35–36 36–40 38–40 35–40 38–40 45–49 47–49 49–51 49–51 49–50 51–54 51–54 53–54 54–57 54–57 54–57 58–61 58–61 58–61 216 1,290 37 46 1,380 339 60 1,098 154 557 2,273 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 4,200* inc. 22 190 118 n/a n/a 11,378 664 9,462 1,001 240 7,391 2,678 1,769 (Add $10,000 for SE option—dual exhausts, spoke wheels, cams, etc.) XK 140 roadster XK 140 DHC XK 140 coupe 3,347 2,740 2,797 (Add $10,000 for MC option—C-type head, cams, suspension, and spoked wheels.) XK 150 3.4 roadster XK 150 3.4 DHC XK 150 3.4 FHC 1,339 2,489 4,101 (Add $5,000 for 3.8L engine.) XK 150S 3.4 roadster XK 150S 3.4 DHC XK 150S 3.4 FHC 59–61 59–61 59–61 Mk II saloon 2.4 Mk II saloon 3.4 Mk II saloon 3.8 51–56 57–58 59–69 62–64 56–59 60–66 60–67 1,466 inc. inc. (Add $15,000 for 3.8L 150S FHC and DHC; $50,000 for 3.8L 150S roadster.) Mk VII saloon Mk VIII saloon Mk IX saloon Mk X/420G 20,939 6,332 10,005 11,234 25,173 28,663 30,140 (Deduct $2,000 for disc wheels; $2,000 for automatic; $1,500 for no overdrive.) XK C-type XK D-type XK-SS 50–53 53–55 56–57 XKE Factory Lightweight (SI) XKE 3.8 convertible (flat floor) (SI) XKE 3.8 coupe (flat floor) (SI) XKE 3.8 convertible (SI) XKE 3.8 coupe (SI) XKE 4.2 convertible (SI) XKE 4.2 coupe (SI) XKE 2+2 coupe (Deduct $3,000 for automatic.) XKE 4.2 convertible (SII) XKE 4.2 coupe (SII) 142 61–62 61–62 61–62 62–64 62–64 64–67 64–67 66–67 68–71 68–71 54 77 18 16 7,827 7,669 inc. inc. 9,548 7,770 4,220 8,627 4,855 $22,000 $55,000 $55,000 $56,000 $20,000 $25,000 $30,000 $72,500 $85,000 $62,000 $50,000 $71,000 $61,000 $62,000 $165,000 $95,000 $65,000 $95,000 $35,000 $30,000 $150,000 $160,000 $210,000 $20,000 $40,000 $20,000 $40,000 $18,000 $40,000 $185,000 $70,000 $40,000 $70,000 $70,000 $60,000 $45,000 $50,000 $60,000 $50,000 $80,000 $60,000 $50,000 $15,000 $14,000 $16,000 $11,000 $10,000 $15,000 $25,000 $2,000,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $1,200,000 $55,000 $35,000 $45,000 $35,000 $55,000 $35,000 $20,000 $50,000 $30,000 High $45,000 $70,000 $70,000 $71,000 $45,000 $55,000 $50,000 $95,000 $110,000 $105,000 $75,000 C C C C C C C C C C C $224,000 (MSRP) D $267,000 (MSRP) D $246,000 (MSRP) D $234,990 (MSRP) D $198,500 (MSRP) D $203,600 (MSRP) $197,500 (MSRP) $45,000 $40,000 $185,000 $185,000 $325,000 C C C C B B A $30,000 D $50,000 B $30,000 D $60,000 B $25,000 D $60,000 $275,000 $95,000 $70,000 B A B C $95,000 D $100,000 $80,000 $80,000 $80,000 $80,000 $70,000 $120,000 $85,000 $70,000 $20,000 $20,000 $22,000 $15,000 B B C B B C A B B F F F F $12,000 D $20,000 D $40,000 B $2,500,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $1,500,000 $85,000 $55,000 $75,000 $45,000 $60,000 $55,000 $70,000 $40,000 A A A A B B B B B B $45,000 D B C H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H HH HH HH HHH HHH HH HH HH HH HH HH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HH HHH HH HH HHH HHH HHH HH HH HH HH HH HH HHH HHH HHH HHH (Price ranges for XK C, D, and SS Jaguars are determined by provenance, completeness, and originality. A car with all of its original parts and no stories will bring three to four times that of a “bitsa” with only a few authentic parts.) HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH XKE 2+2 coupe (SII) (Add $1,000 for a/c. Deduct $3,000 for automatic.) XKE V12 convertible (SIII) XKE V12 coupe (SIII) XJS XJS H.E. 68–71 71–74 71–74 5,326 7,990 7,297 XJS convertible XK8 coupe XK8 convertible XKR coupe XKR convertible JENSEN Interceptor II/III FHC Interceptor FF coupe Interceptor III DHC JENSEN-HEALEY Convertible GT LAGONDA M45 saloon M45 Tourer LG6 DHC LG6 Tourer V12 Rapide roadster V12 Touring 2.6-Liter DHC 3.0-Liter DHC LOTUS Six Seven SI Seven S2 Seven S3 Seven S4 Caterham 7 Lotus Eleven (S1 & S2) Elite S1&2 (Climax eng) 115,413 inc. inc. 300 19,748 46,760 9,661 13,895 6,387 inc. inc. 10,453 473 70 inc. 85* inc. 25 278 517** 256** 110 242 1,350 350 625 n/a 270 1,076 9,053 inc. SI inc. SI Buy-Sell Price Range Low $20,000 $40,000 $25,000 (6-cylinder from '94 to '96.) XJ 220 $5,000 $6,500 $8,000 $7,500 High $40,000 D $75,000 $45,000 (For SIII, deduct $3,000 for automatic; $2,000 for disc wheels; $1,000 for no a/c. Add $3,000 for factory hard top.) 75–81 82–93 87–96 91–93 95–05 95–05 95–05 95–05 66–76 67–71 74–76 72–76 76 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 Elan S4 convertible Elan S4 coupe Europa S1 Europa S2 Europa Twin Cam / Special 62–64 64–66 65–68 66–68 67–74 68–74 68–74 67–68 69–72 72–74 $150,000 $20,000 $30,000 $30,000 $35,000 $12,000 $14,000 $30,000 $5,400 $5,700 $90,000 $100,000 $62,000 $85,000 $175,000 $65,000 $22,000 $24,000 $30,000 $28,000 $30,000 $20,000 $11,000 $12,000 $65,000 $35,000 inc. cvt. 4,798 inc. S1 inc. cvt. 8,969 inc. inc. 97 55 $18,500 $21,500 $17,000 $13,000 $9,000 C B $10,000 D $14,000 C $12,000 D $15,000 $185,000 B $50,000 D $60,000 D $60,000 D $65,000 D $24,000 D $24,000 $45,000 C C $10,000 D $9,000 F $125,000 $145,000 $125,000 $100,000 $225,000 $90,000 $35,000 $40,000 $40,000 $35,000 $37,000 $25,000 $14,500 B A B B A A C C C B B B B $17,000 D $90,000 $50,000 A B (This number represents “complete body units” finished or not. Actual production number runs from 1,029 to 1,076.) Elan SI convertible Elan S2 convertible Elan S3 convertible Elan S3 coupe Elan Plus 2 $26,000 $26,500 $22,000 $18,000 $19,000 $11,000 $4,500 $7,000 $12,000 (217 TC/Specials were numbered; the rest were decaled and stickered.) Elan 26R (S1 & S2) Europa 47 Cortina Mk I Cortina Mk II Elite S1 Eclat S1 Sprint Esprit S1 Esprit S2 Esprit Turbo/Carbs (Giugiaro) Turbo Turbo/Inj. (Giugiaro) Turbo (new style/220-hp) Turbo (SE gearbox, 230-hp) Turbo SE (intercooled, 264-hp) Turbo S4 (264-hp) Turbo S4 (300-hp) Elan M100 Elan S2 (Elan S2s were built for U.K. and R.o.W. only.) Esprit V8 Elise (U.S. model) MCLAREN F1 MG NA Magnette roadster PA Midget roadster PB Midget roadster 34–36 34–35 34–36 745 1,900 526 $40,000 $35,000 $40,000 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 B C C HHH HHH HHH Sports Car Market 97–03 05– 94–98 3,500* n/a 106 $30,000 $35,000 $2,500,000 $50,000 $3,500,000 C $42,000 D A H H HHH 65–66 68–70 62–66 67–70 74–80 75–80 76–78 78–81 80–82 83–85 85–87 88 89 89–93 94–95 95 90–91 94 2,894 4,032 2,225 1,302 718 1,045 378 1,023 506 495 121 1,608 385 64 3,855 800 $100,000 $65,000 $20,000 $10,000 $5,500 $6,000 $6,500 $10,000 $8,250 $11,000 $12,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $24,000 $25,000 $10,500 $9,500 B B B B $12,500 D $25,000 $16,000 $7,700 $11,000 $15,000 $140,000 $85,000 $30,000 $10,000 B C C C B A A C $11,500 D $9,000 F F $10,000 D $14,500 D $11,000 D $19,000 D $19,000 $21,000 $23,000 $30,000 $35,000 $35,000 C C C C B B $16,000 D $14,000 D HHH HHH HH HHH HHH HHH HHH HH H H H H HH HH HHH HH HH HH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HH HH HH HHH HHH HHH HHH HH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH Yrs. 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Buy-Sell Price Range Low NB Magnette roadster SA drophead coupe TA drophead coupe VA drophead coupe WA drophead coupe TB roadster MG TC MG TD MG TF 1250 MG TF 1500 MG A 1500 roadster MG A 1500 coupe MG A Twin-Cam roadster MG A Twin-Cam coupe MG A 1600 roadster MG A 1600 coupe MG A DeLuxe roadster MG A 1600 Mk II roadster MG A 1600 Mk II coupe MG A Mk II DeLuxe roadster MG B convertible Mk I MG B (chrome bumper) MG B (rubber bumper) 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 MG B-GT MG B-GT V8 MG C convertible MG C-GT (Deduct $1,000 for automatic.) Midget Midget Midget Midget MORGAN Flat radiator models Plus 4 (Triumph powered) 4/4 (Ford powered) SS (Factory-built only, matching numbers.) Plus 8 ROLLS-ROYCE (For all coachbuilt add up to 100% for original or exceptional coachwork, matching numbers, or provenance.) Silver Ghost (British) Silver Ghost (Springfield) Phantom I (British) Phantom I (Springfield) Phantom II, open or closed Phantom II Continental, open or closed Phantom III, closed Phantom III, open Twenty, closed Twenty, open 20/25hp, closed 20/25hp, open 25/30hp, closed 25/30hp, open Wraith, open or closed 07–25 21–26 25–29 26–31 29–35 31–35 36–39 36–39 22–29 22–29 29–36 29–36 36–38 36–38 38–39 Silver Wraith “S” (4.9-liter and power steering) Phantom IV Silver Dawn standard steel saloon Silver Dawn, coachbuilt (64 coachbuilt) Silver Cloud I standard steel saloon Silver Cloud I standard steel saloon (LWB) Silver Cloud I, coachbuilt open or closed Silver Cloud II standard steel saloon Silver Cloud II standard steel saloon (LWB) Silver Cloud II coachbuilt, open or closed (LHD) Phantom V, James Young Phantom V, Park Ward Silver Cloud III standard steel saloon 46–58 46–58 56–59 50–56 49–55 49–55 55–59 55–59 55–59 59–62 59–62 59–62 59–68 60–62 62–65 6,173 1,703 2,258 1,241 1,681 inc. 719 inc. 2,940 inc. 3,827 inc. 1,201 inc. 491 1,244 639 inc. 18 761 inc. 2,238 122 inc. 2,418 inc. 299 832 inc. 2,555 $125,000 $125,000 $120,000 $120,000 $90,000 $95,000 $40,000 $140,000 $30,000 $49,500 $29,500 $49,500 $24,500 $29,500 $29,000 $35,000 $35,000 $75,000 $575,000 $30,750 $80,000 $35,000 $38,000 $75,000 $25,000 $26,000 $27,500 $95,000 $95,000 $59,500 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $450,000 $450,000 $150,000 $190,000 $92,500 $250,000 $75,000 $80,000 $49,000 $92,000 A A B B B B C A C B C C $43,500 D $51,000 $79,500 C C (LHD post-war cars will likely bring a 25% premium in the U.S. Add up to 50% for low, documented odometer reading.) Silver Wraith (SWB) Silver Wraith (LWB) $75,000 $75,000 $130,000 $1,250,000 $69,500 $150,000 $59,500 $65,000 $125,000 C C C A C C C C B $39,000 D $39,000 D $38,500 $129,500 $129,500 $95,000 B C C C HHH HHH HH HH HH HHH HH HHH HH HH HH HH HH HHH HH HH HHH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HHH HHH HHH HHH HH HHH 68–90 2,500 $40,000 $60,000 C HHH 45–53 54–68 54–90 750* 3,390 6,645* 102 $30,000 $30,000 $20,000 (Prices are for 4-seat models. For 2-seat and DHC models, add $4,000. For SS, add $4,000.) 60–69 $75,000 $40,000 $50,000 $35,000 $100,000 B B B A HHH HHH HHH HHH 61–64 64–66 66–74 (1967 model is the highest valued, at up to $1,000 more.) 74–79 73,899 $4,000 $7,000 D HH 16,080 22,601 99,896 $5,000 $4,000 $4,000 $9,000 D $7,500 D $7,500 D HHH HHH HH 65–67 68–74 73–76 67–69 67–69 98 300* 3,000** 576 51 379 10,000 29,664 6,200 3,400 58,750 inc. rdstr. 2,111 inc. rdstr. 31,501 inc. 82 8,719 inc. rdstr. 313 387,675 inc. inc. 125,597 inc. 2,591 4,552 4,457 $42,000 $45,000 $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 $30,000 $30,000 $15,000 $25,000 $28,000 $18,000 $14,000 $35,000 $30,000 $18,000 $16,000 $30,000 $20,000 $18,000 $30,000 $10,000 $8,000 $4,000 $8,000 $7,500 High $80,000 $60,000 $60,000 $70,000 $80,000 $50,000 $45,000 $25,000 $35,000 $38,000 $28,000 $22,000 $45,000 $40,000 $28,000 $22,000 $38,000 $30,000 $25,000 $40,000 $16,000 $18,000 B C B B B C B B B B B C B B B C B B C B B B $8,000 D $13,000 $12,000 $10,000 $12,000 $10,000 $17,000 $20,000 $16,000 B C B B C HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH (For MG B, add $1,000 for factory hard top; $500 for overdrive. For MG A/B, deduct $2,000 for disc wheels, except on Twin-Cam and DeLuxe. ) MG B-GT HHH HHH HHH HHH HH Silver Cloud III standard steel saloon (LWB) SCIII coachbuilt, open or closed (LHD) 62–65 62–65 66–76 67–70 67–70 Corniche S2, closed Corniche S2, open Silver Shadow II 71–76 71–76 75–86 77–81 71–76 77–80 254 *50 16,717 571 505 780 1,233 514 310 1,595 8,980 (Silver Shadow II production number includes Bentley T2.) Silver Wraith II Corniche DHC Corniche Silver Spirit / Silver Spur Corniche II Corniche III DHC Silver Spirit II Silver Spur II Silver Spirit III / Silver Spur III Corniche IV Silver Dawn Silver Spirit Flying Spur and Touring Limousine Corniche S Park Ward I Silver Seraph Last of Line Edition (LOL) Corniche LOL Park Ward II LOL Phantom, closed Phantom, open SUNBEAM Alpine roadster (early style) Alpine roadster Tiger Mk I/IA (260-ci) Tiger Mk II (289-ci) TRIUMPH 1800/2000 roadster TR2 (long door) TR2 (short door) TR3 (small mouth) TR3A (large mouth) TR3B TR4 TR4A 77–80 78–85 81–87 81–90 86–89 90–91 91–92 91–93 93–94 92–95 95–98 95 95–98 95–96 95–98 98–02 00–02 00–02 04–06 07–08 53–55 60–67 64–67 67 46–49 53–54 54–55 55–57 57–61 62–63 2,154 3,239 8,129 14,468 1,226 425 1,152 1,658 641 219 237 122 507 25 44 1,570 374 127 1,000/yr n/a 3,000 69,251 6,498 536 4,501 8,628 inc. 13,378 58,236 3,331 40,253 28,465 TR5 (Europe only) 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 GT6 coupe (Mk I) GT6+ coupe (Mk II) GT6 coupe (Mk III) TVR Griffith Tuscan (For Griffith and Tuscan, add $2,000 for 271-hp V8.) 2500 coupe 2500M coupe Taimar Taimar roadster Tasmin 280i 67–68 69–74 75–76 76–81 79–80 80–81 80–81 70–77 62–67 68–70 70–74 75–80 67–68 69–70 70–74 63–66 67–71 71–73 72–77 76–79 78–79 83 84–87 8,484 2,947 Buy-Sell Price Range Low $61,000 $305,000 $9,000 $15,000 $32,000 $19,000 $33,000 $24,000 $24,000 $32,500 $12,000 $20,000 $25,000 $10,000 $20,000 $40,000 $70,000 $25,000 $28,000 $30,000 $75,000 $30,000 $26,000 $55,000 $80,000 $45,000 $75,000 $130,000 $125,000 $100,000 $250,000 $11,000 $7,500 $30,000 $40,000 $20,000 $23,000 $21,000 $21,000 $19,000 $20,000 (TR2/3 add $750 for overdrive; $1,000 for factory hard top. Deduct $2,000 for disc wheels.) 61–64 64–68 TR250 $14,000 $17,000 94,619 inc. 112,368 inc. 2,497 inc. 25,877 82,982 65,320 70,021 95,829 15,818 12,066 13,042 300 174 385 947 395 258 1,167 inc. $17,000 $20,000 $14,000 $13,000 $4,000 $4,000 $5,000 $7,500 (Deduct up to 50% for RHD or non-factory conversions. Factory-built DHCs are properly termed “adaptations.”) Silver Shadow standard steel saloon Silver Shadow coachbuilt, closed Silver Shadow coachbuilt, open (Rebadged as Corniche in 1971, with 6.75-liter engine.) Corniche S1, closed Corniche S1, open Camargue High $99,500 D $425,000 B $15,000 D $22,000 D $47,500 B $25,000 D $43,500 $40,000 B C $32,000 D $49,500 B $19,000 D $35,000 D $45,000 D $19,500 D $42,500 D $72,000 $95,000 C C $36,500 D $42,000 D $42,500 D $95,000 D $49,000 D $38,000 D $75,000 C $105,000 D $65,000 D $99,500 C $165,000 D $140,000 D $180,000 D $380,000 D $20,000 $11,000 $45,000 $55,000 $30,000 $32,000 $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 $32,000 $23,000 $22,000 (Add $500 for IRS; $1,000 for surrey top [TR4/TR250]; $750 for overdrive. Deduct $1,000 for disc wheels.) 68 $24,000 $26,000 $22,000 $20,000 $6,500 $11,000 $10,000 $6,000 $6,000 $5,000 $5,000 $6,000 $6,000 $5,500 $35,000 $30,000 $7,500 $6,500 $6,500 $10,000 $6,500 $7,000 C C B B C B B B B B C C B B B C F $6,500 D $9,000 D C $13,500 D $9,000 $8,500 C C $8,000 D $8,000 D $9,000 $8,500 $8,000 C C C $42,000 $46,000 $10,500 $10,000 $10,000 $15,000 $10,000 $10,000 B B C C C C C C HHH HHH HH HH HH HH HHH HH HH HHH HHH HH HH H H HH HH H H H HH HH H HH H H H H H H H HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HH HH HH HH HH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH HHH *Predicted appreciation over twelve months, where five-star cars will out-perform market at large, three-star cars are fully priced, and one-star cars are still depreciating August 2010 143 Yrs. Built No. Made Grade Rating Yrs. Built No. Made Grade Rating


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SCM Weekly June 8 (960 total votes) You have $650k to spend at Artcurial, what is the best investment? A) 1978 Porsche 935 Interscope: 5% B) 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster (with hard top): 46% C) 1930 Bentley Speed Six Le Mans tourer: 20% D) 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV: 28% June 1 (1,024 total votes) Which car will likely join the million-dollar club next? A) 1969-70 Aston Martin DB6 MkII Volante—$700-$835k: 7% B) 1956-59 BMW 507 roadster—$600k$875k: 16% C) 1964-66 Ferrari 275 GTB/2 short nose—$600k-$800k: 44% D) 1965 Shelby GT350 R—$800k-$850k: 34% May 25 (888 total votes) Of the two Ferrari 275 GTB/4s that sold at RM Amelia, which would you have bought? A) The alloy car, $1.265m and perfectly patinated for vintage touring: 64% B) The steel car, $1.65m and perfect for Pebble Beach: 4% C) Neither. Give me $1.5m and a used 360 Modena: 32% May 18 (942 total votes) Of these recent sales, which is most significant? A) 1957 Ferrari 250 TR, $12.4m at RM Maranello: 3% B) 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona $7.7m at Mecum Monterey: 23 C) 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO, $19m by RM Private Treaty: 18% D) 1936 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic, $30m by Gooding Private Treaty: 56% Vote on the latest poll at www.sports- carmarket.com or in your SCM Weekly Insider e-newsletter. August 2010 145 Poll Results Each Tuesday morning in our free SCM Weekly Insider e-newsletter, we conduct a poll. Here's how you responded:


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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $44/month ($66 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit sportscarmarket.com/classifieds-post.php to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. E-mail: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snailmail: Showcase, PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. English 1958 AC Aceca 1974 Triumph TR6 An original matching number factory GT correct to its Porsche Certificate. 692/3A 1.6 liter 4 cam, alloy panels, alloy wheels, 60mm brakes. 1 of 13 built. Call Grand Prix Classics at 858.459.3500 or email info@grandprixclassics.com. See more at www. grandprixclassics.com (CA). 1986 Porsche Euro 930 Excellent condition with extensive work recently performed by DEW Motorsports, including: rebuilt carbs, rebuilt cams, rebuilt distributor, new brakes, rebuilt steering rack, fresh tires. Drives strong, rides smooth. Awesome car! $165,000.00. Contact Karl Lewis at 703.759.5962 or email karl@riverbendpond.com. 1986 Ferrari 328 GTS Shown at 2009 Amelia Island, Meadowbrook, Glenmoor (award winner), exceptional car, drives great, full details, pictures, price at classic-motorsonline.com, private party sale. Please call Peter at 434.426.8506. 1964 Jaguar XKE 3.8 Coupe Commission #CF23056U; restored exterior and interior; new A/C; factory hardtop; new red lines; conifer green with chestnut interior; clean engine and boot compartments. Two recent shows, two awards. A solid, smooth running, great looking TR; partial back service records, photos available. $21,900. Contact Cyril at 941.661.2924 (10-9 EST). French 1938 Peugeot 402 BL E'clipse De'capotable all original interior. Beautifully cared for always by discriminating collectors. Tobacco brown, cognac leather, floor automatic, power windows. $85,000. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 Website: deGarmoLtd.com (CT) 1961 Porsche 356B Carrera GT Runs well, shifts smooth, no second gear issues. Driven less than 1,000km in the last ten years.• Needs tie rods, brake job and mufflers to be an excellent daily driver. Offered at $ 66,900. Contact Joe at 317.410.2387 or email cup944@earthlink.net. 1973 Ferrari GT Coupe Original owner offering this stock 930, 5200 miles. Excellent condition with full documentation. Black w/ champagne interior. Includes factory European parts removed for EPA/DOT conversion. $69,500. Call 928.468.6212 or email outdog31@hotmail.com. 1999 Porsche Boxster Black with tan interior. Original car, all books and tools. Dealer serviced, new tubi exhaust and tires. Great looking and running. 41,000 miles. $39,900. Call Dave at 516.541.9541 (NY). 2007 Ferrari 430 F1 Spider A spectacular California car finished in black with black leather. All matching numbers. Original books, tools, spare, jack. Perfect mechanicals, gorgeous cosmetics. Ready to perform flawlessly on rallys, tours, or just for weekend cruising. $75,000/ offer. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670. website: deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) 1954 MG TF Georges Paulin's pioneer retracting hardtop. One of the most intriguing and practical French Art Deco cars. Sure hit where ever it goes. $175,000. Fantasy Junction, sales@fantasyjunction.com; www.fantasyjunction.com. 510.653.7555. (CA) German 1961 Mercedes 300SL Roadster Ivory/Red, 25K original miles & just 4 owners. Original interior & chrome. Major recent mechanical work. Honest example that runs great. $35,900 OBO. Contact Steve at 610.296.7479. 1964 Rolls-Royce SCIII First time for sale in many years, offered from private collection. Beautiful condition throughout. Ivory, saddle leather, factory hardtop, European lights. Please inquire for details. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670. Website: deGarmoLtd. com (CT) 1968 Mercedes 300SE Convertible Black plate California car restored to true 100% factory-correct concours condition. All matching numbers, original colors of Bahama blue, white interior, white top. All original books, tools. A flawless car, fully sorted to drive as new. $39,000/Offer. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 Website: deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) Italian 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 series II H J Mulliner 1 of 27 LHD examples. Low miles. Cosmetically outstanding. Drives and operates superbly. $525,000/Offers encouraged. Fantasy Junction, sales@fantasyjunction.com; www.fantasyjunction. com. 510.653.7555. (CA) 146 Authentic factory GTS with same owner since late 1970s, two owners total. Perfect condition in every way. Red, black leather. A few tasteful mods that can easily be brought back to original. $75,000. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 Website: deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) A superb original car with 42,000 original miles and Sports Car Market 7000 miles from new and in absolutely superb condition. Always maintained to the highest standard for a great driving experience. All hydraulics perfect. Dark blue metallic, white interior, documented service. $95,000. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 website: deGarmoLtd.com (CT) 1974 Pantera GTS With factory hardtop. One owner, 5 speed, 46,500 miles and all maintenance records. In Sun Valley. Asking $12,500. Email akuresman@hotmail.com 1964 VW Beetle Convertible Arizona car, very nicely optioned, 1472 miles, as new condition, $189,000. Contact Bob at 480.473.7277 or bob@regger2.com 1973 Maserati Bora


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SCM Showcase Gallery 1988 Pantera A very well documented car with one owner from new until 1999. 49,000 original miles; Mechanically all original; paint and leather redone per factory original. Fully serviced, fully sorted. A great car for show or touring. Comes with original top and side curtains. Call for details. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 Website: deGarmoLtd.com (CT) 1965 Cobra by Unique Motorcars Same owner since 1989, 26,000 original miles. Never raced or abused in any way. Always pampered and still in original and gorgeous condition. Cosmetically and mechanically mint. White, white leather. $79,500. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 Website: deGarmoLtd.com (CT) Japanese 1992 Acura NSX Pampered, loved & driven BC car. Full maintenance & owner history. Still stunning, with custom red/ black interior. Many extras. Retiring. Un-molested except wheels & small details. $29,999.00. Contact Don Crossley at 604.980.0727 or email don.crossley@telus.net American 1999 Callaway C12 Speedster Rare model with superb original wood. Mint condition throughout. Great history. All options including Columbia rear end, original radio, heater. Show quality but fully sorted for real driving. Call for details. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd., 203.852.1670, www.deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) One of two. Stunning. Ex-Otis Chandler. 440 hp SuperNatural engine, Le Mans brakes, Callaway automatic transmission. True Collector's Corvette. $115,000. Fantasy Junction, sales@fantasyjunction. com; www.fantasyjunction.com. 510.653.7555. (CA) 2007 Corvette ZO6 Nicest E-Bird youll ever find under $100,000. 271hp. Complete pristine restoration just finished. Everything looks and functions like new. Both tops. Power windows, seat, T&C Radio, A/C, wire wheels. Restoration invoices totaling over $80,000 furnished to buyer. Great looking and running show-or-drive E-Bird. Email me for detailed pictures. $89,900.00. Call Jeff at 615.438.1063 or email MajorGeneralBrock@gmail.com (TN) 2305 Miles - Warranty - Original Owner - Never in Rain or Snow - stored in Climate Controlled Building - No Accidents or Modifications - All Options - Navigation, Chrome Wheels, XM Radio. 58,900.00 Call Jack at 847.456.0326 or email jack@woodlanddist.com 1964 AC 289 Cobra Race 1955 Kurtis KK500 1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code Convertible A true concours quality recreation with mind blowing, pavement ripping performance. A really spectacular car with all fiberglass coachwork, true show quality paint; 500 hp V8, Ford top loader, Jaguar independent rear suspension. Super low miles. Will sell for a fraction of cost new. Please call for details. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 Website: deGarmoLtd.com (CT) 1942 Ford Super Deluxe Woodie Wagon S/N KK43. Built for 1955 La Carrera. Successful Retro La Carrera participant. Fully developed and sorted. Event ready. $138,500. Fantasy Junction, sales@fantasyjunction.com; www.fantasyjunction. com. 510.653.7555. (CA) © 148 Sports Car Market


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RESOURCE DIRECTORY Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 x222 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33.1.42992056, 33.1.42991639. 7, RondPoint des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. artcurial@auction.fr www. artcurial.com. (FR) Beach Concours d'Elegance in August and record-setting Scottsdale Auction in January. www.goodingco.com. (CA) H&H Classic Auctions. +44 8458 334455, +44 8458 334433. The Motor House Lyncastle Road Warrington England. WA4 4BSN www.handh. co.uk. (UK) Specialty Auto Auctions and Sales. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694, 480.421.6697. For nearly four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service, and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watch unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www. barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) Bonhams. +44.207.228.8000, +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. www.bonhams.com. (UK) Bonhams & Butterfields. 415.391.4000, 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103 www.butterfields.com. (CA) Branson Collector Car Auction. 800.335.3063, 417.336.5616. 1316 W. Hwy. 76, Suite 199, Branson, MO 65616. www.bransonauction.com. (MO) Mecum Collector Car Auction- eers. 815.568.8888, 815.568.6615. Auctions: Kissimmee, Kansas City, Indianapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington Gold, Des Moines, Columbus and Chicago. “Mecum Auction: Muscle Cars & More” on Discovery Network's HD Theater. www.Mecum.com 950 Greenlee ST, Marengo, IL 60015 www. mecumauction.com. (IL) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290, 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262 www. classic-carauction.com. (CA) 800.901.0022, Established by Bruce and Helen Douglas in 1987. Based in Colorado and doing auctions in Colorado, Nevada and South Dakota. This year we will join forces with Hot August Nights and B & T Custom Rods for two sales in Nevada. We will also be working with Automania for sales in South Dakota. For personalized service contact us. www.saaasinc.com. (CO) Shelby American Automotobile Club. 859.368.0222. PO Box 13271, Lexington, KY 40583. 4,000 members worldwide, active regions in most population centers. Dedicated to the preservation, history and enjoyment of Cobras and Shelby Mustangs. Annual national convention; quarterly on-line publication; printed annual; active website and forum; hardcover registries listing every car. Email us at saac@ saac.com. www.saac.com. (CT) The Worldwide Group. 866.273.6394, Established by John Kruse and Rod C. Egan, The Worldwide Group— Auctioneers, Appraisers and Brokers —is one of the world's premier auction houses, specializing in the procurement and sale of the world's finest automobiles and vintage watercraft. www.wwgauctions.com. (IN) Tom Mack Classics. 888.TOM. RM Auctions, Inc.. 800.211.4371, 519.351.1337. Celebrating 30 years in the collector car industry, RM Auctions and its associated companies are responsible for acquisitions, restorations and sales of the world's rarest and most valuable vintage automobiles, including record-breaking sales in Maranello, Italy and London, UK. RM's restoration division achieved unprecedented accolades in 2006, when the Company earned “Best of Show” honors at the world's top three collector car events in a single year. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Russo and Steele Collector AuCarlisle Collector Car Auctions. 717.243.7855, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Spring and Fall Auctions. High-line cars cross the block. Hundreds of muscle cars, antique, collector, and special-interest cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Real Cars. Real Prices. www.carlisleauctions.com. (PA) eBay Motors. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Visit the “Services” section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. www.ebaymotors.com. tomobile Auctions. 602.252.2697, 602.252.6260. Specializing in the finest European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo and Steele hosts two record breaking ALL RESERVE auctions per year; Monterey, CA every August and Scottsdale, AZ every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. (AZ) www.russoandsteele. com. (AZ) Santiago Collector Car Auctions. 405.475.5079, 501 E. Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Rocky: rockydb5@sbcglobal.net. (OK) Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble 158 Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@silverauctions.com. www.silverauctions.com. (WA) MACK, PO Box 1766, Indian Trail, NC 28079. Three annual auctions in Charlotte, NC: April, September, and January. Selling Southern muscle, collector, and antique cars with experience and integrity for 24 years. North Carolina auction license 4017. www.tommackclassics.com. (NC) Alfa Romeo Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 800.890.2532, 510.525.9519. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkley, CA 94710. Large selection of parts from Giulietta to 164. Efficient, personal service. www.alfapartscatalog.com. (CA) Appraisals Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886, Offices located nationwide. Pre-purchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale vales, estates, expert witness testimony. On-site inspection. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. “Not just one man's opinion of value.” See web site for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com. California Dream Cars Appraisals. 888.314.3366, Over 30 years experience in Southern California appraising classic, antique, special interest, muscle and custom to current-year models. Specializing in pre-purchase inspections, stated value insurance appraisals, insurance disputes, and expert witness testimony. For more info, visit our web site. www.caldreamcars.net.. (CA) Motoring Investments. 619.238.1977, Award winning restorations, brokerage, sales & locating. Vintage German, Italian & British Mercedes specialist - SL, Pagoda & other models “Our website is a virtual buyer's guide for the 280SL.” www.motoringinvestments.com. American Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, Gooding & Company's experts are well qualified to appraise automotive and collectible estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust, or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to help you. www.goodingco.com. www.goodingco.com. (CA) Legendary Motorcar Company. 905.875.4700, North America's premier muscle car center, specializing in restoring and trading the finest collector cars. We are home of “Dream Car Garage”. We are a professional, discreet, and fair buyer for your quality Collector car. Look us up at: www. legendarymotorcar.com. International Auto Appraisers Re- source. Use IAAA Appraisers' to perform insurance and legal appraisals and pre-purchase inspections; It is IAAA the largest association that certifies auto appraisers, who follow ethics, participate in ongoing training for IAAA/ Uniform Standards for Automotive Appraisal Procedures™. Certifications include Master Automotive Appraiser™ and Automotive Arbitration/Mediation Umpire™. The apprentice program was used by Mitchell International and other qualified applicants from the automotive industry. Locate IAAA members and get Sports Car Market


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association info. www.autoappraisersassociation.com. 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 toll free: at 800.872.7772 www. usappraisal.com. (VA) Scottsdale Arizona is a unique dealership specializing in Vintage European and American Collector Cars with their Sales/Showroom and Mechanical Repair facility in the heart of Scottsdale's legendary auction arena. They also have a state of the art paint & body shop specially equipped to do all levels of repair and restoration just down the road, creating a one stop shop for the avid car enthusiast. www.brightonmotorsports.com. (AZ) offer Personal, Private, Professional services with liftgate loading for your vehicles. Please contact Randy McKinley, Owner. maxiet@gmail.com. (WA) Collector Car Insurance Aston Martin of New England. Chubb Collector Car Insurance. West Coast Auto Appraisals. 310.827.8400, Pre purchase, diminished value, total loss settlements, expert witness. Let us be your eyes and ears, friendly and very knowledgeable car experts, muscle cars, street rods, Europeans, full classics, modern day and more. Servicing all of California, nationwide for larger car collections. Member of IAAA and AMA. Check out our website for a full list of services. www.thecarappraiser.com . (CA) Automobilia Carlectibles. 510.745.8675, Offer- ing a unique selection of quality automotive art, classic posters, vintage toys and models, videos, literature, pedal cars, and automobilia that celebrate the history, achievements, evolution and artistry of the automotive industry and motorsport. Visit us today- you're sure to see things you've never seen before. www.carlectibles.com. (CA) Steve Austin's Automobilia & Great Vacations. 800.452.8434, European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. Buy/Sell/General 2shores International. 920-945- 0450, 920-945-0450. International marketing services for collector cars. New Showroom in the US! Take advantage of our experience in the global collector market. Based in Wisconsin, working worldwide. Connecting buyers and sellers of collectible automobiles in a global marketplace since 1990. We put our market knowledge to work for you. Call Jurgen today! http://www.2-shoresclassics.com/kontakt_us.html. (WI) Paul Russell and Company. 978.768.6092, 978.768.3525. Since 1978, offering restoration and sales of classic European sports and touring models from pre-war through 1960s. Successfully brokering Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Jaguar, BMW, Alfa Romeo. Guidance given with emphasis on building long-term relationships. Sales Manager Alex Finigan: Alex@ paulrussell.com www.paulrussell.com. (MA) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, 760.758.0600. sales 760.758.6100.Fullservice restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. “Where great cars achieve perfection.” Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase. com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) 1 (866) CAR-9648, The Chubb Collector Car Insurance program provides flexibility by allowing you to choose the agreed value and restoration shop. Broad coverage includes no mileage restrictions and special pricing for large schedules. For more information contact us at 1(866)CAR-9648 or www. chubbcollectorcar.com www.chubbcollectorcar.com. 781.547.5959, 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC.. Grundy Worldwide. 800.338.4005, Legendary Motorcar Company. 905.875.4700, We buy, sell and trade some of the worlds finest & rarest collector cars. Over 55,000 sq. ft., 25 years in business. We are discreet buyers of individual cars or entire collections. Over 100 cars in our showroom, specializing in great restored cars and exceptional originals. Look us up at: www.legendarymotorcar.com. With 60 years of experience in servicing and preserving the collector vehicle hobby, Grundy provides “The Gold Standard” of insurance, offering the most options to you: Agreed Value, No Model Year Limitation, Unlimited Mileage, and coverage options for Spare Parts, Trip Interruption, Towing and Labor Costs, Inflation Guard, and Auto Show Medical Reimbursement. Fast, immediate quotes. www.grundy. com. (PA) 631.425.1555, All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servcing-complete mechanical restorations/ rebuilds - Cosmetic repair/paintwork to complete frame off restoration - Large inventory of parts. All services as well as our current unventory of automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) Doc's Jags. 480.951.0777, 480.951.3339. Restoration Center 623.869.8777. 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ. 85027. The world's BIGGEST and BEST Jaguar Web site. #1 in Jaguars WORLDWIDE. Largest inventory of all models. Ask for “DOC.” Email doc@docsjags.com www.docsjags. com. (AZ) Heacock Classic. 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.heacockclassic.com. www.heacockclassic. com. (FL) Motor Sport Personal Accident Coverage. 441.297.9439, 441.296.2543. Email, mcooke@evolution.bm. Limits up to $1,000,000 including accident medical and helicopter evacuation. Comp Capital Ltd. can obtain coverage at competive rates including drivers over the age of 65. Either 12 month policy covering a whole season and or for specific events. Please contact Mark Cooke and or Kevin Way. Woodies USA. 480.694.7929, We buy and sell great woodies - hundreds to date. If you are buying or selling give us a call. We can help. Woodies are fun! Every car collection should have at least one. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona. www.woodiesusa.com. (AZ) Classic Car Transport Motor Auto Express, Inc.. Brighton Motorsports. 480.483.4682, Brighton Motorsports, August 2010 360.661.1734, Enclosed Transport. MAX cares for what you care for. We English AC Owner's Club Limited. 503.643.3225, 503.646.4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615. The world's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. (OR) Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337, 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair, and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems, and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) Lotus Motorcars of Long Island. 631.425.1555, Factory authorized Lotus dealer. All models welcome, regardless of age. All services as well as our current inventory of new & pre-owned automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com. www. autosportdesigns.com. (NY) Motoring Investments. 619.238.1977, Award winning restorations, brokerage, 159


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RESOURCE DIRECTORY Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 x222 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. sales & locating. Vintage German, Italian & British Mercedes specialist - SL, Pagoda & other models “Our website is a virtual buyer's guide for the 280SL.” www.motoringinvestments.com. Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini Carobu Engineering. 949.722.9307, Ferrari specialist. Engine rebuilding/ development, dyno-testing, parts and service. Your source for high performance brakes, suspension, gaskets, engine parts, wheels and exhaust. Dealer for Tubi, Brembo, Koni, Razzo Rosso, Sangalli, Zanzi, Novitech Rosso and X-Ost. WWW.CAROBU.COM www. carobu.com. Garage/Tools Baldhead Cabinet Company. 877.966.2253, Offering a fine selection of quality metal garage cabinets suitable for shop and residential garage applications. SS and custom colors available. Many modules to choose from. Call for a custom quote and drawing. See ad in this issue. www. baldheadcabinets.com. (CA) German a concours event overseas, we are the comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. www.cosdel.com. (CA) Inspections Legendary Motorcar Company. 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. www.automobileinspections.com. (CT) Parts and Accessories Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, Motoring Investments. 619.238.1977, Award winning restorations, brokerage, sales & locating. Vintage German, Italian & British Mercedes specialist - SL, Pagoda & other models “Our website is a virtual buyer's guide for the 280SL.” www.motoringinvestments.com. Randy Simon. 310.274.7440, 310.274.9809. I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis, and Lamborghinis. If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. simonrandy@aol.com (CA) 760.758.0600. sales 760.758.6100.Fullservice restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. “Where great cars achieve perfection.” Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase. com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) 905.875.4700, More than just a restoration shop. Over 25 years in business, show quality paint, laser straight bodywork, custom panel shaping, aluminum and steel, individual panels or complete body, complete chassis fabrication, engineering services for custom and race suspension. Our restorations have won awards at Pebble Beach, Meadowbrook, Amelia Island, NCRS Bloomington, SAAC, & FCA. We pride ourselves on our cars working as well as they look. For more pictures and information of our work, look us up. www.legendarymotorcar.com. (ON) Griot's Garage. 800.345.5789, The ultimate online store for automotive accessories and car care products. www. griotsgarage.com. (WA) Performance Restoration. MMRsite.com. An information Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. RPM Classic Sports Cars. 802.877.2645, With over 25 years of experience in Classic Italian Sports cars, we know how to make your car perform as new. Please visit our website showing numerous cars for sale and a frequently updated BLOG to see what is going on in our busy shop including video links of engines being run on a test stand and on a chassis dynamometer. 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VeloceSpace. 408.441.7788, Velo- ceSpace (408) 441-7788 “Specializing exclusively in rubber and upholstery products for Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati; we also stock classic M-B and Porsche. Our source is the original Italian factory that manufactured these parts for your car in the ‘50s and'60s, hence our products' perfect fit and quality. Visit our website at www.velocespace.com, or e-mail us at info@velocespace.com for more information. www.velocespace.com. Sports and Competition Morris and Welford. 714.434.8562/203.222.3862, We operate an international specialist historic car consultancy and brokerage company based on both the East/West Coasts of the US and the UK offering specialist brokerage services of important historic cars to buyers and sellers throughout the world. www.morrisandwelford.com. (CA/CT/United Kingdom) Muscle Car 1000. 949.838.7076, RM Auctions, Inc.. 800.211.4371, 519.351.1337. Celebrating 30 years in October, 2010. This six-day luxury tour of Southern California includes exceptional muscle cars, exclusive activities, exquisite dinners, premium hotels, great friends, and fine wine. We're covering Orange County, San Diego, Palm Desert, Lake Arrowhead, Beverly Hills, and a great deal in between. Reserved for 1964-73 American muscle cars, 1962–68 Cobras, 1955–73 Corvettes. Apply early, as space is limited. www. musclecar1000.com. (CA) © the collector car industry, RM Auctions and its associated companies are responsible for acquisitions, restorations and sales of the world's rarest and most valuable vintage automobiles, including record-breaking sales in Maranello, Italy and London, UK. RM's restoration division achieved unprecedented accolades in 2006, when the Company earned “Best of Show” honors at the world's top three collector car events in a single year. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Vintage Events August 2010 161


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Carl Bomstead eWatch What if you had “lots of money?” Christie's sells a 1932 Picasso for $106.5m. You buy a $30m Bugatti Type 57. What would you do with the difference? Thought Carl's The car world said a collective “Wow!” when it heard the news that a Bugatti Type 57 was sold by Gooding & Company, through private treaty, for the record sum of approximately $30m. At about the same time, however, Christie's—you remember them, they used to have a car auction at Pebble Beach—set a world record when they sold the 1932 Pablo Picasso painting of his mistress for $106.5 million. The painting, titled “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust” had only been exhibited once in the U.S. and was purchased anonymously. Let's see: We have $100m and change in discretionary funds, so which would we rather have? Obviously the Bugatti. Having $65m left to buy more toys with would win out for most of us. However, once again we see that when it comes to ultimate values, art trumps cars. Aren't you glad you're not a Picasso collector, and are just playing around with $30m Bugattis and $25m Ferrari GTOs? Here's some stuff you could buy with the change spilled on the floor from the Picasso sale: EBAY #250624246551—TWO EBAY #160431388631— 1913, 1914 AND 1915 IDAHO LICENSE PLATES. Number of Bids: 4. SOLD AT: $6,200. Date Sold: 5/12/2010. These three license plates had been professionally restored and were in very nice condition. 1913 was the first year Idaho issued plates and only 2,083 were provided. It is thought that only 42 exist today. The 1914 is also rare with 45 remaining. Unusual plates bring the bucks, and these were no exception. VANDERBILT CUP PENNANTS. Number of Bids: 16. SOLD AT: $1,743.19. Date Sold: 5/16/2010. These two Vanderbilt Cup Pennants were from 1909 and 1910. The Vanderbilt Cup race was the brainchild of William Vanderbilt II, and the race was initially run on Long Island in 1904. A spectator was killed in 1906, and the race was canceled until 1908, when an enclosed course was built and the race continued until 1911. It went to other locations throughout the country until the United States got into World War I during 1917. Anything from these races is very collectible, and, even though one of the pennants was a bit tattered, the price paid was not unreasonable. EBAY #260596152523—GOODYEAR TIRE EBAY #2206303361783— 1932 FORD V8 DEALERSHIP LIGHT-UP NEON SIGN. Number of Bids: 9. SOLD AT: $3,995. Date Sold: 5/16/2010. This very cool Ford light-up sign was 31” in length and 10.5 “in height. It was reverse etched glass with a neon ring surrounding the sign. The cord was original and should be replaced for safety reasons. Surprised at the price paid, as Ford guys are not known for spending serious money for trinkets and stuff. TIN FLANGE SIGN. Number of Bids: 45. SOLD AT: $2,850. Date Sold: 5/9/2010. This double-sided tin flange sign was in excellent condition and was copyrighted 1915. The orange, yellow and black colors were vibrant and suffered only minor surface rust. Graphic tire signs re hot property, and considering the condition nd age, this one was very well bought indeed. EBAY #280502969502—PUSS IN BOOTS AUTOMOTIVE MASCOT. Number of Bids: 43. SOLD AT: $7,570. Date Sold: 5/16/2010. This whimsical mascot “Chat botte” or Puss in Boots was sculpted by Antoine Bofill in 1910. It was in unmolested, original condition and the sword and cane were stated to be original, as was the silvered bronze plating. A spectacular mascot that displayed the artist's signature and foundry markings. Pricey, but it would be one of the prized pieces in any mascot collection. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $58 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $78 Canada/Mexico, Europe $88, Asia/Africa/Middle East $98. Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 24-hours 800.289.2819, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 162 EBAY #120564712407— 1964 STUDEBAKER DEALER SHOWROOM ALBUM. Number of Bids: 9. SOLD AT: $219.50. Date Sold: 5/7/2010. This dealer album was in the form of a five-ring binder and presented the entire Studebaker line, as well as the options and accessories. It was in unused condition. The thing that caught my eye was that it included the Avanti, as the last one was built by Studebaker in December of 1964. All-in-all only 809 Avantis were built in 1964. An interesting piece, if you are fortunate enough to own one. POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market EBAY #120558204130— INDIAN MATCHELESS TIN SIGN. Number of Bids: 13. SOLD AT: $1,525. Date Sold: 4/22/2010. This double-sided tin sign measured 54” x 24” and was in decent condition with a little edge wear and rust. First, I have seen this sign, and I get a little suspicious with Indian signs as so many fakey-dos are kicking around. Think all is well here, as most repops are not this large, nor are they double-sided.