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$575k 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk I LOW MILEAGE, GREAT HISTORY AND $150k OVER PAR Sports Car Market LEVEL FLIER Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends At $220k, This Fighter-Plane-Inspired ’09 Spyker Lands Close to Its Original MSRP ™ INSIDE: Viva l’Italia! In the Driver’s Seat at Villa d’Este, the Mille Miglia and Modena Cento Ore August 2015 Fast-Rising Collectible: “The Fast and the Furious” ’93 Supra Stunt Car Hurtles to $200k Slow-Rising Collectible: Karmann Ghias Gain Ground www.sportscarmarket.com


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“Like” us on Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends August 2015 . Volume 27 . Number 8 FERRARI PROFILES This Month’s Market Movers Up Close ENGLISH by Paul Hardiman 64 1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 $280,500 / Gooding & Company Solid money for a well-kept car ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne 66 100 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk I Vantage $575,446 / Bonhams A nearly original car brings $150k over par GERMAN by Pierre Hedary 68 2009 Spyker C8 Laviolette $220,000 / Barrett-Jackson A modern-day orphan just below MSRP AMERICAN by Dale Novak 70 110 120 1986 Mercedes-Benz 500SL $108,614 / Bonhams Euro-market car hits six-digit-asset territory RACE by Thor Thorson 74 1970 Ford Mustang R-Code Fastback $97,000 / Leake A rare sleeper Mustang bucks the trend NEXT GEN by Jeff Zurschmeide 76 by Steve Ahlgrim 62 AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 186 Vehicles Rated at 10 Sales 82 92 RM SOTHEBY’S Fort Worth, TX: The 78-car Andrews Collection sells without reserve and brings $52m total — Carl Bomstead BARRETT-JACKSON Palm Beach, FL: 516 cars hammer sold, taking totals to $21.5m with Barrett’s usual 99% sales rate — Dale Novak WORLDWIDE Montgomery, TX: Sixty-six of 87 cars find new owners, a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 makes $715k and sales total $4.7m — Jon Georgiadis H&H Duxford, U.K.: Sixty of 90 lots hammer sold, a 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk II leads the charge at $413k, and combined sales make $2.3m — Paul Hardiman SILVER Portland, OR: Sales break $500k at this classic Pacific Northwest sale, and 41 of 73 cars go to new homes — Jeremy Da Rosa 130 ROUNDUP Highlights from Auctions America in Auburn, IN; Dan Kruse in San Antonio, TX; Lucky in Snoqualmie, WA; Mecum in Kansas City, MO; and Morphy in Las Vegas, NV — Kevin Coakley, Doug Schultz, Jack Tockston, Andy Staugaard, Adam Blumenthal acebook and look for updates and offers! 1962 MGB Sebring Lightweight $88,000 / RM Sotheby’s A lightweight Sebring, but it’s still an MGB 16 1993 Toyota Supra Movie Stunt Car $199,800 / Mecum Is the “Furious” movie provenance worth it? Cover photo: 2009 Spyker C8 Laviolette, courtesy of Barrett-Jackson Sports Car Market


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52 Mille Miglia COLUMNS 20 Shifting Gears You know it’s the Modena Cento Ore when an Italian police officer clears traffic so you can drive at high speed Keith Martin 44 Affordable Classic Good VW Karmann Ghias are on the rise — especially models from the 1950s Jeff Zurschmeide 46 Legal Files Like it or not, your collector cars can become the focal point of family conflict after your death John Draneas 48 Simon Says Villa d’Este, the Mille Miglia and Suddenly Picky Buyers Simon Kidston 72 The Cumberford Perspective The 1970 Ford Mustang fastback is a truly excellent American design Robert Cumberford 162 eWatch A vintage slot machine sold for $300,000, so it continued a long career of raking in the cash Carl Bomstead FEATURES 52 2015 Mille Miglia: Bill Warner and SCM writers Donald Osborne and Simon Kidston take a little drive in Italy 56 2015 Modena Cento Ore: A classic event in photos — Keith Martin 58 2015 Villa d’Este: Two Americans take a car to this ultra-exclusive event — Bob White 18 Sports Car Market DEPARTMENTS 24 Auction Calendar 24 Crossing the Block 28 Concours and Events: Hot August Nights, Monterey Classic Car Week, SCM Insider’s Seminar 30 Contributors: Get to know our writers 32 You Write, We Read: Robert Cumberford’s E-type home run, and why B. Mitchell Carlson is a snooty smartypants 34 Display Advertisers Index 38 Time Pieces: Porsche Design watches 38 Neat Stuff: Introducing the sport of “Golfboarding,” and a 43-pound Alfa Romeo model 40 In Miniature: 1940 BMW 328 Mille Miglia Roadster 40 Speaking Volumes: Where the Writer Meets the Road 86 Fresh Meat: 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish, 2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 coupe, 2015 BMW M4 coupe 98 Glovebox Notes: 2015 Mini Cooper S wagon 134 Rising Sun: Selected sales of Japanese collector cars 150 Mystery Photo: “The last surviving Pinto in the original Primitive Paintball Competition. All the rest have succumbed to rear-end explosions” 150 Comments with Your Renewals: “The occasional off-subject wandering, including motorcycles, is always welcome” 152 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 156 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs Affordable Classic 44 Bill Warner


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Modena Cento Ore 2015 I was in Italy, I was behind the wheel of a 1974 210-hp, 2.7-liter MFI European Carrera and I was running hard GTAs and SWBs The MCO also was an opportunity to visit with good friends. Jurgen and Yvonne End from Saarbrucken were racing their very fast 1965 Alfa GTA. There were four GTAs in their competition group, and they were beautiful to watch as they were driven in anger. Real anger — European vintage-racing style. We renewed our friendship with Martin Sucari and his son Francisco. Martin was driving his 1961 250 SWB, which still wore its Montana plates. I last saw Martin in Argentina, where he was our host for the Argentine Millas. Among the other SCMers we spent time with were Anthony Pozner and Callum Johnston from the U.K., who drove their 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 in regularity and Benno and Ursula Alleman from Switzerland, who participated in the competition section with their 1961 Ferrari SWB. We followed U.S. SCMers Martin and Kelly Lauber in their 1962 Giulia Spider for much of the way. Bear right at the castle I t was 6 p.m., and we were driving towards Perugia, the capital city of Umbria, in central Italy. It was 100 degrees, and we were in the thick of rush-hour traffic. Our day had started in Rome, and we had completed four laps at the Vallelunga track as well as three timed hillclimbs on closed roads. The interior of our 1974 Porsche Carrera was stifling, and we were tired and sweaty. Our group of four cars, including Team SCM in the 911, a 1975 Lancia Stratos, a 1973 Ferrari 246 GT and a 1961 Ferrari SWB, was barely moving. Suddenly, one of our blue-clad motorcycle police escorts swooped in front of us. He flicked on the tall blue light on the tail of his bike, and began gesturing to the cars ahead to get out of the way. The official speed limit on the highway leading to the city center was 90 km/h (56 mph), but soon enough we were slicing our way through the stalled traffic at over 140 km/h (86 mph). Led by the motorcycle polizia. At that moment, I knew I wasn’t in Portland anymore. Fifteen years of fun This was the 15th anniversary of the Modena Cento Ore, with 84 cars entered for four days of competition. It was also my fifth time participating in the MCO, and it continues to be one of my favorite events. You choose between two formats, competition and regularity. This year, there were 45 competition teams and 39 regularity teams. I’ve participated in both. Competition includes 13 hillclimbs on closed roads, where fastest time in class wins. Then you add in four eight-lap races from a standing start at famous tracks including Imola, and you’ve got a vintage racer’s paradise. Regularity is less stressful but no less challenging. Even when my opponent was the clock instead of a competitor, having a chance to drive at the Imola, Vallelunga, Magione and Mugello tracks got my blood rushing. I was in Italy, I was behind the wheel of a 1974 210-hp, 2.7-liter MFI European Carrera, and I was running hard. The cars in competition run on the street with little muffling of their raucous exhausts. There’s nothing quite like hearing a Group 4 Lancia Stratos in red, white and green Alitalia livery firing up at 7 in the morning, the open exhaust ricocheting off nearby 15th-century buildings. The array of competition cars was formidable and included four SWBs, six E-types, two Elans, a DB4 GT, and numerous Porsche 911 Carrera RSs, RSRs and a 930 Turbo. On the track, the drivers in this group took no prisoners. 20 Fifteen years and counting Since 2012, the organization of the Modena Cento Ore Classic has been handled by Scuderia Tricolore and Canossa Events, with Luigi Orlandini as chairman. His goal was to make the Modena Cento Ore “a great combination of wonderful cars, gentlemen drivers, competition, tourism, gastronomy and relaxation.” He and his team succeeded on all fronts. Normally a three-day race, this year, in celebration of the 15th an- niversary, it was expanded to four days. Good friend Alberto Barbieri provided us with his 1974 911 Carrera, a car I had driven before. A European model, it is fitted with a 2.7-liter engine and Bosch mechanical fuel injection. It has the same specs as the fabled Carrera RS Touring. In 1974, Motor magazine reported the 2.7 Carrera had a 0–60 mph time of just 5.5 seconds. Driving the Carrera on European back roads was a delight. It stayed absolutely flat through the turns. The engine had a hair-trigger response, accelerating quickly when we needed to pass on two-lane roads. On the race tracks, it took a set well and held a line with a minimum of fuss. On the road There was a parade of the participants through central Rome Tuesday evening, and Wednesday morning we were off. After four days and 750 back-road kilometers, the overall winners of the regularity section were Barry Smith and Paul Crew from Great Britain, driving a 1959 MGA Twin Cam. My copilot Lilly Pray and I managed to achieve a respectable 13th overall and 5th in class, especially given that our car’s odometer and trip meter didn’t work. We couldn’t have achieved this without the coaching of Antonio Bigatti, who, despite driving without a navigator, achieved a remarkable 7th overall in regularity in his 1974 2.7 Carrera Targa. The competition class was hard fought. Twelve of the 45 teams retired with mechanical issues. First overall in the 1966 and earlier class were Philip Walker and Howard Redhouse from Great Britain, driving a 1962 Jaguar E-type, and the winners of the post-1966 class were Didier Denat and Charlie Remnant from Ireland in a 1973 Porsche 2.8 RSR. Can you imagine an unmuffled 289 Cobra, Porsche 930 and Group IV Michelotto Ferrari thundering down the main streets of an American city, escorted by a police officer who was determined to keep them moving at speed? That will only happen in your sports car dreams. Or on the Modena Cento Ore Classic. (See more photos on p. 56.) ♦ Sports Car Market René, courtesy of Modena Cento Ore


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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted Hot August Nights Auction Presented by BarrettJackson Where: Reno, NV When: August 6–8 Last year: 304/318 cars sold / $9.9m More: www.barrett-jackson.com Coys — “43rd Oldtimer Grand Prix” Where: Nürburgring, DEU When: August 8 More: www.coys.co.uk VanDerBrink — The Boxdorfer Family Collection Where: Tea, SD When: August 8 More: www.vanderbrinkauctions.com Shannons Sydney Winter Classic Auction Where: Sydney, AUS When: August 10 More: www.shannons.com.au JR Auctions — Cannery Row Car & Yacht Auction Where: Monterey, CA When: August 12–15 Featured cars: • 1965 Jaguar XKE Series I 4.2 convertible. Matching numbers. Old English White with black top. Driven very little since original restoration • 1961 Morgan Plus 4 roadster. Fresh professional restoration to show/driver level • 2006 F430 F1 Spider. Only 12,000 miles from new. Includes books, tools, maintenance records and clean CARFAX More: www.jr-auctions.com Bonhams — Quail Lodge Auction Where: Carmel, CA When: August 14 Last year: 106/117 cars sold / $108m Featured cars: • Star Car: 1987 Porsche 959 Komfort (Bonhams estimate: $1m–$1.25m) • 1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet ($2.4m– $2.8m) • 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic. Freshly restored. Now offered out of nearly four decades of ownership ($1.8m–$2.4m) More: www.bonhams.com Rick Cole Auctions — Monterey 2015 Where: Monterey, CA When: August 13–15 Last year: 28/37 cars sold / $60m Featured cars: • 1949 Hudson Commodore convertible with Twin H-power and 100-point showwinning restoration • Star Car: 1969 Corvette L88 coupe. A 2,500-actual-mile time capsule More: www.rickcole.com Russo and Steele — Monterey on the Waterfront Where: Monterey, CA When: August 13–15 Last year: 102/189 cars sold / $12m Featured cars: • 1952 Tojeiro sports racer. Raced 24 Star Car: Matching-numbers 1965 Jaguar XKE Series I 4.2 convertible at JR Auctions, Monterey, CA extensively in period. The car carries an FIA passport and is eligible to compete in the most prestigious vintage events worldwide. Historic file contains many action photos • Star Car: 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso. Body by Scaglietti. Sold new in 1963 via Chinetti Motors in New York City. Formerly in the collection of music star Adam Levine. With books, tool roll and Auction Calendar Email auction info to: chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com. JULY 4–5—SILVER Jackson Hole, WY 10–11—SMITH’S Paducah, KY 11—COYS Woodstock, U.K. 11—H&H Droitwich, U.K. 11—VICARI New Orleans, LA 11—SILVER Spokane, WA 11—PETERSEN Roseburg, OR 13—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 15—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 17–18—AUCTIONS AMERICA Santa Monica, CA 18—COLLECTOR CAR PRODUCTIONS Chatham, ON, CAN 20—ARTCURIAL Monte Carlo, MCO 23–25—GAA Greensboro, NC 25—RM SOTHEBY’S St. John’s, MI 25–26—SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, U.K. 28—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 29—H&H Buxton, U.K. 30–AUGUST 1—MECUM Harrisburg, PA AUGUST 6–8—BARRETTJACKSON Reno, NV 8—COYS Nürburgring, DEU 8—VANDERBRINK Tea, SD 10—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 12–15—JR AUCTIONS Monterey, CA 14—BONHAMS Carmel, CA 13–15—RICK COLE Monterey, CA 13–15—RUSSO AND STEELE Monterey, CA Borrani wire wheels. First in Class at Concorso Italiano in 2014 More: www.russoandsteele.com Mecum — The Daytime Auction Where: Monterey, CA When: August 13–15 Last year: 361/643 cars sold / $34.6m Featured cars: • 2006 Ford GT. Fully equipped. 1,750 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. 13–15—MECUM Monterey, CA 14–15—RM SOTHEBY’S Monterey, CA 15—SOUTHERN CLASSIC Jeffersonville, IN 15–VANDERBRINK Beresford, SD 15–16—GOODING & CO. Pebble Beach, CA 21–22—SILVER Shelton, WA 29—CCA Laverstoke, U.K. 29—VANDERBRINK Minot, ND SEPTEMBER 2–6—AUCTIONS AMERICA Auburn, IN 4—SILVERSTONE London, U.K. 5—BONHAMS Chantilly, FRA 5—BONHAMS Beaulieu, U.K. 5—WORLDWIDE Auburn, IN 5–6—SILVER Sun Valley, ID 6—COYS Castle Hedingham, U.K. 6—VANDERBRINK Greenfield, IA 7—RM SOTHEBY’S London, U.K. 11–12—ELECTRIC GARAGE Red Deer, AB, CAN 12—BONHAMS Chichester, U.K. 12—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Austin, TX 15—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 16–19—MECUM Dallas, TX 23—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 24–26— BARRETTJACKSON Las Vegas, NV 25–26—G. POTTER KING Atlantic City, NJ 25–26—SILVER Portland, OR 26—COYS Frankfurt, DEU 26—VANDERBRINK Boone, IA Sports Car Market


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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies Star Car: 1987 Porsche 959 Komfort at Bonhams’ Quail Lodge sale in Carmel, CA original miles • 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88. Stored for 25 years, then restored by Corvette expert Roger Gibson. Documented with tank sticker. NCRS Top Flight award in 2015 • Star Car: 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo. The last of Steve McQueen’s special-order Porsches More: www.mecum.com RM Sotheby’s — Monterey Where: Monterey, CA When: August 14–16 Last year: 118/129 cars sold / $143m Featured cars: • 1930 Bentley 4½ Litre Supercharged Torpedo. Chassis no. MS3929, one of 50 original “Blower” chassis; offered along with its original coachwork (RM Sotheby’s estimate: $4.5m–$5.5m) • 1998 McLaren F1. The 63rd McLaren F1 built. Upgraded by McLaren to LM specifications with the 680-hp LM engine, “Extra High Downforce Package,” and numerous other mechanical up- Star Car: Scaglietti-bodied 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso at Russo and Steele, Monterey, CA grades (estimate available upon request) • Star Car: 1950 Ferrari 275S/340 America, chassis 0030MT. Born as one of only two 275S barchettas built, the car had a demanding racing career in Italy through 1957. Now a veteran of such prestigious historic racing events as the Mille Miglia Storica (RM Sotheby’s expects the car to bring more than $8m) More: www.rmsothebys.com VanDerBrink — The Hove Collection Where: Beresford, SD When: August 15 More: www.vanderbrinkauctions.com Gooding & Company — The Pebble Beach Auction Where: Pebble Beach, CA When: August 15–16 Last year: 107/121 cars sold / $106m Featured cars: • 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort. One of only three 959s in code 041 black and the only one with wheels painted to match. Meticulously maintained at Porsche Zentrum Gstaad and bearing 10 official Porsche Zentrum stamps in the original service book (Gooding estimate: $1.6m– $1.8m) • 1927 Bentley 6½ Litre Le Mans Sports ($800k–$1.1m) • Star Car: 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4. Very original, driven an approximate 10,000 miles from new. With one family for more than 40 years. Earned Second in Class in Postwar Preservation judging at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (offered without reserve, estimate available upon request) More: www.goodingco.com Silver — Little Creek 2015 Where: Shelton, WA When: July 21–22 Last year: 38/99 cars sold / $363k More: www.silverauctions.com VanDerBrink — The Roger Borkhuis Collection Where: Minot, ND When: August 19 More: www.vanderbrinkauctions.com ♦ Star Car: 1950 Ferrari 275S/340 America, one of only two 275S barchettas built, at RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, CA 26 Star Car: One-family 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 with only 10,000 miles, at Gooding & Company, Pebble Beach, CA Sports Car Market


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Concours and Events SCM Staff Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com More Cars Than You Can Count Hot August Nights is one of the top events of the year for American car collectors. The party starts in Virginia City, NV, from July 31 to August 1, and it then rumbles on to Reno from August 4 through 9. Thousands of hot rods, muscle cars, street rods and classic cruisers take over both towns. There is no way to see it all — believe us, as we’ve tried a couple of times. Registering your 1976-or- older car or truck is your entry to most of festivities, including parade participation. www.hotaugustnights.net (NV) Early Auto Elegance Along the River The Sixth Annual Columbia River Concours d’Elegance will roll more than 100 pre-1976 cars of many marques onto the grass at Officers Row at Fort Vancouver in Vancouver, WA. Admission to the concours is $12 for advance purchases; $15 at the gate. Children younger than 12 are admitted for free. www.columbiariverconcours.com (WA) Acres of Achingly Beautiful Italian Style Concorso Italiano, a must- attend event during Monterey Car Week, will celebrate 50 years of the Iso Grifo, 25 years of the Lamborghini Diablo, and the Ferrari 250 GTE on August 15 at Black Horse Golf Club in Seaside. More than 1,000 automobiles from Italy will decorate the fairways, and the fashion shows and food just add to the fun. SCM Publisher Keith Martin returns for his 17th year as emcee. SCM’s free hospitality area for subscribers will feature wine, snacks and lively automotive discussions. www.concorso.com (CA) AUGUST CALENDAR 13–16 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, CA; www. mazdaraceway.com Werks Reunion 14 Porsche Club of America Werks Reunion, Carmel Valley, CA; www. werksreunion.com Legends of the Autobahn Vee Haff Vays of Making You Attend... Free is rare during Monterey Classic Car Week, which makes Legends of the Autobahn a great pit stop on August 14. This relaxed, classy concours features three German marques — BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz — and also has a new Open Class, which allows other German marques to participate. Expect hundreds of great cars and friendly owners at the Nicklaus Club-Monterey golf course. Publisher Martin is again emcee of this year’s event, so stop by to say hello. www. legendsoftheautobahn.org (CA) 14 The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering, Carmel, CA; www.signatureevents. peninsula.com 16 Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance, Pebble Beach, CA; www. pebblebeachconcours. net Find Out What’s Collectible Now Our 14th SCM Monterey Concorso Italiano Are You Ready for the Biggest Car Week of the Year? Monterey Classic Car Week is set for August 10 to 16. With multiple concours, car shows, art exhibits and classic car auctions, this week is the most spectacular — and most important — part of the collector car year. Your wallet will be lighter and your garage may have new residents before this extravaganza is over. Prepare for the week with our special 11th Annual Insider’s Guide to Monterey, which is packaged with this issue. The 100-plus-page guide gives you insider information for every event on the Peninsula. Watch for SCM booths at all the major events, and take advantage of our show special to renew your subscription. (CA) 28 Insider’s Seminar will feature “What’s Collectible Now?” — a discussion about the state of collector cars with SCM panelists Carl Bomstead, Donald Osborne, Stephen Serio, Simon Kidston, Miles Collier and Jim Pickering. Publisher Martin will moderate what is sure to be a lively discussion. Admission is free for SCM Platinum members and Gooding & Company registered bidders. Admission is $25 for SCM subscribers and $50 for non-subscribers. Register at www.sportscarmarket.com/monterey2015 (CA) Sports Car Market David Tomaro Tony Piff


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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro david.tomaro@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Digital Media / Art Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 221 Auctions Editor / Photographer Tony Piff tony.piff@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Senior Associate Editor Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Editors at Large Colin Comer , Simon Kidston, Donald Osborne Copy Editors Yael Abel, David Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. 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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 © 2015 by Sports Car Market, Inc., Automotive Investor Media Group and Automotive Investor in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. Canada Post Publication Agreement #41578525 PRINTED IN USA SCM Contributors PAUL HARDIMAN, SCM Senior Auction Analyst, is descended from engineers and horse thieves, so he naturally gravitated toward the old-car marketplace and still finds fascination in the simpler things in life: looking for spotweld dimples under an E-type tail, or counting the head-studs on a supposed Mini Cooper engine. His motoring heroes are Roger Clark, Burt Levy, Henry Royce and Smokey Yunick — and all he wants for next Christmas is an Alvis Stalwart complete with picnic table in the back and a lake big enough to play in. Turn to p. 64 for his profile of a very original, cherished 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk I Vantage Sports Saloon and p. 110 for his report on the H&H Duxford auction. DONALD OSBORNE, SCM Editor at Large, is an Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers. One of SCM’s most senior writers, Donald also provides vehicle acquisition and sale consulting as owner of Automotive Valuation Services. He has appeared as co-host of the nationally broadcast TV show “What’s My Car Worth?” on Discovery’s Velocity network and as judge and/or emcee at leading concours events including the Amelia Island Concours, Concours of America at St John’s, Radnor Hunt Concours, Belle Macchine d’Italia, Forest Grove Concours and many others. His writing on classic cars has also been published in The New York Times and several other prestigious publications. Turn to the Etceterini Profile on p. 66 for his thoughts on a 2009 Spyker C8 Laviolette and to p. 54 for his experiences at this year’s Mille Miglia. 30 SIMON KIDSTON, SCM Editor at Large, is from an old British motor-racing family. He started his career at Coys, leaving to co-found Bonhams Europe in Geneva. Over the next decade, he staged high-profile auctions around the world, branching out on his own in 2006 to found Kidston SA, a consultancy responsible for some of the larger deals you rarely hear about. Simon also judges at Pebble Beach and is “the voice” of the Villa d’Este Concours and the Mille Miglia. Turn to p. 48 for the inside stories on the 2015 Villa d’Este and to p. 54 for a short ride with Simon in a D-type during the 2015 Mille Miglia.


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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 Every bit and piece that made up that car was truly exquisite Cumberford hits a homer To the Editor: I always look forward to Robert Cumberford’s reviews. He’s usually spot-on, and I find myself agreeing with most of his perspectives. Cumberford’s Jaguar Series 1 E-type review in the June issue (p. 66) was a grand slam. I quote: “Quite simply, this is one of the most extraordinary sports cars of all time.” Yes, it is. I first saw one when I was 10 years old. I’ve been a car nut mess ever since. I’m 60 now, and I have enjoyed many marques over the years: Triumph, Maserati, Alfa, MG, Ferrari …. However, my black/tan ’64 E-type really was the one that got away. Every bit and piece that made up that car was truly exquisite. They are a bit expensive now. So, I don’t know if there will ever be another one in my garage. Again, nice work describing the haunches, hood bump, nose, taillights, bumpers, exhaust pipes, instrument panel etc. … So glad we agree 110% on this one. — Leon Todaro, Phoenix, AZ 32 Cord or Auburn? To the Editor: In 1973, I worked for James K. Howell in Lombard, IL. He was an internationally renowned Cord expert. Many 810 and 812 models were always present for various undertakings. On p. 60 (May 2015, “The Perspective”), Cumberford the writer suggests the “supercharged” plate on the hood is a factory logo. I believe this plate is from an Auburn of the same era and was never placed on a Cord from Auburn. Yet I still remember Charlie Fabian’s 812 phaeton had a pair of very long trumpet air horns on the hood. I wonder if the present owner of the car retained them? — Mack J. Besser, ZZAAPP Vintage Auto A Carl Bomstead fan To the Editor: A brief note to let you know how much I enjoy Carl Bomstead’s “eWatch” column. I know most SCM readers profess to go cover-to-cover, every edition, but I always start at the back and check “eWatch” first. The balance I can read anytime. The miniatures, the watches, the Etceterini Profile, Cumberford — all that can wait. The juxtaposition of stuff like Evel Knievel’s drag chute (what next, LeBron James’ game-used jockstrap?) at some gawdawful price always sets the stage for the memorabilia. Carl Bomstead has to be spending considerable computer face time to find the needles in the Internet haystack. Good stuff, and Bomstead’s knowledgeable background equals priceless. Makes my day. Keep up the good work. — Charles Spiher, via email Executive Editor Chester Allen responds: Charles, I get to read Carl’s column before anyone else, and he always makes my day as well. Carl’s been part of SCM for decades now, and I can’t imagine putting out a magazine without his byline. D-types, Siatas and a Ferrari 599 To the Editor: Keith, your/our cover choices for the June 2015 Sports Car Market were unbelievable: The first sports car I ever rode in was a D-type Jag owned by Lou Brero Jr. in Arcata, CA. It had belonged to his father (who was killed in a race in Hawaii). I used to walk through his shop/ yard on my way to kindergarten back in the 1950s, and one day he took me for the ride of my life up Highway 101 from Arcata to Moonstone Beach and back. Do you remember Larry Albedi from Vallejo, CA (driver, chief steward and announcer)? He had a Siata and let me drive it back about 1964–65 (I think Rick Cole ended up with it). Larry is still announcing vintage races. I saw him at Coronado a couple of years ago. I had a black 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano coupe — sold it three years ago to an attorney in Newport Beach who totaled it three weeks later. Keep up the great stuff. — Walt Bratten, via email Keith Martin responds: Walt, thanks for the fun trip down memory lane! Sports Car Market


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Ad Index Arizona Concours D’ Elegance ..........................4 Art With Cars .................................................118 Aston Martin of New England .......................141 Auctions America .............................................45 Auto Kennel ...................................................148 Automotive Restorations Inc. ........................133 Autosport Designs Inc ....................................145 Barrett-Jackson ................................................41 Bennett Law Office ..........................................88 Beverly Hills Car Club ...................................145 BMW Car Club of America, Inc. ...................155 Bonhams / SF ...............................11, 12–13, 137 Canepa ............................................................128 Cars, Inc. ..........................................................55 Centerline Alfa Parts ........................................96 Central Classic Cars ......................90 Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille ........36 Charles Prince Classic Cars ...........................111 Chequered Flag International .........................147 Chubb Personal Insurance ................................39 Classic Assets Motor Sports Center .................89 Classic Investments ..........................................57 Classic Restoration .........................................117 Classic Showcase ...........................................131 Collector Studio .............................................149 Concorso Italiano .............................................50 Cooper Classic Cars .......................................136 Copley Motorcars ...........................................155 Cosdel ..............................................................60 D. 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America’s Car Museum ...................108 Luxury Brokers International .........................145 MacNeil Automotive Products Ltd ................119 Mercedes Classic Center ..................................33 Mershon’s World Of Cars ................................97 Motostalgia ......................................................19 National Corvette Museum ............................155 New England Auto Auction ...........................146 Niello Concours At Serrano ...........................128 P21S ...............................................................140 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions ...................91 Park Place LTD ................................................83 Paul Russell And Company ...........................143 Pebble Beach RetroAuto ....................................8 Porsche Club of America ...............................103 Pro-Team Corvette Sales, Inc.........................139 Putnam Leasing ..............................................164 Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club .....................61 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd. ...............................79 Reliable Carriers ..............................................81 Rick Cole Auctions ..........................................25 RM Sotheby’s........................................5, 6–7 , 9 Robert Glover LTD ........................................149 Russo & Steele LLC ............................27, 31, 37 Schultz Auctioneers .......................................105 Silverstone Auctions ......................................109 Sloancars ..........................................................51 Sports Car Market ....................................90, 161 Suixtil USA ....................................................147 Symbolic Motor Car Co ...................................21 The FJ Company ............................................135 The Stable, Ltd. ................................................95 The Werk Shop ...............................................106 Tony Labella Classic Cars..............................126 Vail Automotive Classic .................................121 Velocity Channel ..............................................42 Vintage Car Research .....................................151 Vintage Motors of Sarasota ............................132 Vintage Rallies ...............................................143 Watchworks ....................................................154 West Coast Classics, LLC ..............................118 Winter Park Concours d’ Elegance ..................10 34 You Write We Read In my opinion, a 2,600-pound, 200-hp Alpine is better suited to the mountains of Colorado than the 2,900-pound, 80-hp car I started with Another Tiptronic Fan for the Club To the Editor: Just a note on Keith Martin’s Porsche purchase (March 2015, “Shifting Gears” p. 16). Taking your research to heart, I purchased a nicely equipped 2001 Turbo Tiptronic — for an amazingly low price. I own several Porsches now: two 1987 930s, a 1987 930 cabriolet and a 1970 914-6. I must say this is the best investment I have made — thanks to you! — Jim Nance, via email Keith Martin responds: We should form the SCM Turbo Tip Club! B. Mitchell Carlson: snooty smartypants? To the Editor: Please remind these auction guys to keep their personal opinions to themselves. B. Mitchell Carlson shows us both his snootiness and lack of knowledge in describing the Mercedes-Benz 230SL V8 in the Silver auction (April 2015, Silver Auctions Fort McDowell report, p. 150). Modifying our classy old cars to be more drivable appeals to many of your readers, I suspect. Newer Mercedes engines and the later Ford V8 with a more-modern transmission are an increasingly popular option in old Mercedes, and both options weigh less than the old Merc straight 6 they replace. My guess is that the modern 5-speed transmissions are okay with most of your readers — even in old Jags. And electric powersteering units going into these old-timers is another example of car enthusiasts re-engineering their rides for today’s driving conditions. — Mike Fuchs, Denver, CO thanks for the note. In fact, we encourage Keith Martin responds: Mike, our guys to have personal opinions, as part of the spice of old cars is how different each of our opinions is. I like stock cars, and I like resto-mods — which is what a V8 230SL is. I have forwarded your note to B. Mitchell. I appreciate your taking the time to write. Mike Fuchs responds: Okay then, I apologize for calling Mr. Carlson a smartypants! I only buy old cars to fiddle with them, or re-engineer them, as we say today. A picture of my 1953 Alpine is attached as an example. Chevy 3.4-liter V6, 5-speed, disc brakes, coil-over suspension, rack-and-pinion steering, etc…. In my opinion, a 2,600-pound, 200-hp Alpine is better suited to the mountains of Colorado than the 2,900-pound, 80-hp car I started with. SCM is my favorite car mag, by the way, and so nice to hear back from you. ♦ Keith Martin to Receive Iacocca Award The Gunnison Car Club has selected Sports Car Market Publisher Keith Martin for The Lee Iacocca Award. The award recognizes outstanding classic car enthusiasts and is given for “dedication to excellence in perpetuating an American automotive tradition.” Previous recipients include Arturo Keller, Sam Posey, Denise McCluggage, Lawrence Auriana, David Gooding, Al Unser Sr. and Nancy LeMay. Publisher Martin will accept the award at the 28th Annual Gunnison Car Show, taking place August 21–23 in Gunnison, CO. www.gunnisoncarclub.com Sports Car Market


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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg The premise that superiorly designed obje Porsche Design Group’s Superb Watches solid, useful and beautiful was established duri of the Roman Empire. It was not until 1896 that American archi Sullivan, in an article on designing office buildin that “form ever follows function.” Since then, S saying has been paraphrased as “form follow tion.” The message is simple, but executing the i may not be so. Few designers of the 20th century have braced these words and consistently proven t validity of the phrase as well as Professor Ferdina Alexander Porsche. F.A. Porsche was the grandson of Ferdina Porsche, the famous founder of Porsche who w also responsible for the Volkswagen Beetle and ot great designs. F.A. Porsche also was the son of Porsche, who established the Porsche brand a first automobiles, including the famous 356. F. A. Porsche joined the family business af ing industrial design. By 1962 he was Chief D Porsche and in the following year stunned the wo 911, whose legendary performance combined w spartan aesthetic created a new paradigm. For Porsche 911 was THE sports car design. Fewer than 10 years later, in 1972, a restru leadership of Porsche drove out family mem Porsche established his own design firm — Pors His first project was a watch now known as Chronograph 1. Although it was not the first of its kind technically, it was the first watch made of matte-finished, black-chromed steel. When it was introduced to the market in 1973, the watch was uniquely ahead of its time. It was stealthy, glare-proof and incredibly legible, featuring uniform black surfaces with white indices, white hands and white tachometer scale. Countless brands have attempted Details Production date: 2015 (for the Series 1 Collection) Best place to wear one: While cruising the German Autobahn — perhaps in the vicinity of Stuttgart — in a Porsche Carrera GT Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: to capture the essence of this simple distilled design, which could be con- Neat Stuff by Tony Piff Heavy A Pebble Beach Game-Changer If you’re a golfer who enjoys surfing, skiing or off-roading, you’ve no doubt dreamt of taking your cart on a scenic “rebel run” across the course’s manicured undulations. Golfboard’s special “gentle-on-the-turf” wheels and four-wheel drive makes that fantasy a reality, at up to 14 mph. Without compromising tradition, “Golfboarding” adds a whole new element to the game — and it will certainly appeal to your children and grandchildren. Every Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance judge should have one! The ShortBoard features a detachable Stability Bar and fits in your car, truck or SUV. $6,500, or lease one for $145 per month. www.golfboard.com 38 Metal Alfa Collector Studio calls this 1:5-scale 8C 2300 “the world’s most detailed large-scale Alfa Romeo model.” Built from over 6,000 metal parts, the model is 32 inches long and weighs 43 pounds. Only 10 will be produced, each slightly different. Contact exclusive retailer Collector Studio for pricing. www. collectorstudio.com ♦ Sports Car Market is best): e the first of what we now call tool watches. ctured for Porsche by the Swiss firm Orfina, odel employed a new, self-winding chronovement: the Valjoux 7750. This movement f the true giants of the watch industry, and s of brands still use it today. The watch displayed the time via three nds and a 12-hour totalizing stopwatch on n additional three. The day and date were lso displayed boldly in windows at the 3:00 position. Porsche Design, however, was not through with watches. By 1978, Porsche Design teamed up with IWC (International Watch Company of Schaffhausen, Switzerland) to launch a new ne of Porsche Design watches. The first model made in cooperation with was groundbreaking. A typical three-hand was hinged at 12 o’clock to reveal, when traditional, liquid-filled compass. The case elet were fashioned from bead-blasted aluwhich was glare-resistant and stealthy. More y, the watch was not made of steel, which rt the magnetic compass readings. odels saw the first use of titanium in the case construction. They are incredibly light and nd carry forward the modern ideals of the design aesthetic. Once again, the industry followed the Porsche IWC use of titanium, which has become typical for watches in many price ranges. Since the end of Porsche Design’s collaboration with IWC in 1997, the company has continued making innovative timepieces for their customers. This year, they are relaunching their product line with the “Series 1” collection, an impressive new assortment of watches that celebrate and reintroduce some of the firm’s most famous concepts, with prices ranging from $4,450 to $7,950. The new collection will be made for the first time in their own production facility in Solothurn, Switzerland, by their newly formed subsidiary Porsche Design Timepiece A.G. If the vintage watches are more to your taste, Internet sales seem to demonstrate values for the first-gen models at around $2,000 and IWC-labeled watches going for about $4,500.


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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1940 BMW 328 Mille Miglia Roadster In 1940, BMW entered five 328s in the gruel- ing Mille Miglia road race. Two were coupes, and three were gorgeous streamlined roadsters. Two of the roadsters had Touring bodies. Four of the BMW team finished the race. My subject model is one of the Touring-bodied cars, and it replicates the 5th-place overall winner. You may notice a striking similarity to the Jaguar XK 120 roadster. As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery — or an important ingredient in the imitator’s success. I’m a big fan of the Jaguar too, but this BMW design was the original. I would not kick either one out of my garage. AutoArt produced this 1:18-scale model about 10 years ago, and it is worth much more than a casual look. Overall, it is a very good model and truly captures the essence of the car. Is it completely accurate? No, it is not. The model looks great until you do a little research. Why didn’t the builders do what anyone with access to a computer or good books can do? There is no perfect model, but there is no excuse for dumb mistakes. I can accept little misses, especially for the original price point, but I can’t forgive big blunders, such as these: The shape of the nose is not how it was in Model Details Production date: 2005 Quantity: 6,000 or more SCM five-star rating: Overall quality: Authenticity: Overall value: ½ Web: www.autoartmodels.com 1940. The BMW emblems are missing on the knockoff wheels, which is very noticeable, especially in light of the beautiful emblems on the front and rear. There are inaccurately placed race numbers on the sides, but they are correctly done on the front and rear. The seats seem to have been copied from a different or restored car, as they have added Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Where The Writer Meets The Road by Sam Posey, David Bull, 208 pages, $29.95, Amazon If you did a Venn diagram showing the universe of talented racers and overlaid the universe of talented writers, there is a pretty small overlap. Lucky for us, Sam Posey is in that overlap. Overlay the universe of talented artists, and the pool is even smaller, but Posey is still in it. So getting Where The Writer Meets The Road in hand was a wee bit like Christmas morning for me. It’s a collection of articles and profiles he has written for various publications, plus those sui generis intros he wrote for various racing broadcasts. Posey didn’t have a long racing career, and he only flirted with the top levels, but he had some success with Penske Racing in Trans-Am, battled David Hobbs for a Formula 5000 title, and won the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1975. He did the 24 Hours of Le Mans 10 times, with five top 10 finishes. With an intro by fellow racer-turned- broadcaster Hobbs, the collection ranges widely, from reminiscences to profiles to the broadcast intros, veering into non-motorsports at times (the Iditarod, even “track tests” of a steam locomotive and propeller-driven car). The pieces show his skills at a keyboard as well as the insights of a one- time racer. They manage to impart both the insider’s view as well as how things feel, in a team, in the car. His description of driving at Le Mans, 40 “Down a Dark Hall at 185 MPH,” is just one example of many in which Posey places you inside the car and his head. Posey continues down his eclectic path today: writer, artist, architect (he designed the Michelin Tower at Lime Rock, where the front straight bears his name), model-train enthusiast and more. Happily for us, his love of motorsports, nurtured at a young age by his mother, remains at the center of it all. Provenance: Seat time for Posey included everything from a couple of F1 starts to Trans-Am, F5000, Champ Car and international sports endurance racing. Add in training at the Rhode Island School of Design and a Renaissance view of the world, and you get an author worth reading. Fit and finish: No frills, a few photos and plenty of text. In other words, substance over flash. Drivability: I’ll admit up front that I have been a Sam Posey fan since the early ’70s, watching him in Trans-Am cars at Riverside. His early autobiography, The Mudge Pond Express, is something I re-read once a decade. As a young man it had me beseeching the Fates, “Why him? Why can’t I be Sam Posey?” I even asked my bemused longshoreman father why we didn’t live on a farm in Connecticut. But teen heroworship aside, Posey’s skills as a storyteller in a world that I’ve always been drawn to are a gift I was happy to receive — and you should enjoy. ♦ Sports Car Market bolsters and are missing their exposed “lawn chair” framework. Finally, the dash — beau- tiful as it is with simulated machine-turned finish — should’ve been plain aluminum. Now on to the good stuff. The model has a perfect stance, and fit and finish are excellent as always from AA. Looking at the hood, I am impressed with the excellent execution of the open vents on both sides. That took some effort and expense to do. If you care to look, there is chassis detail, and the addition of separate wire cables going to the rear brakes. Nice. The model features opening doors, a hood with a hinged, center-mounted support rod, steering, and rear wheel spats/ flaps hinged at their tops, held in place with two tiny magnets on each. The rear panel to access the spare also lifts off, again held in place with tiny magnets. Engine detail is decent, but the interior scores higher. Although the seats may not be correct, they sure look great, with superbly molded-in wrinkles and the loose-fit look of the simulated leather. The dash — albeit with the wrong finish — still looks wonderful, with gauges and separate little switchgear parts. High marks for the perfect shift pattern printed on the shift knob. As you may have surmised, this model is long out of pro- duction. However, they do turn up on the secondary market, mainly on eBay, which is where I found mine. Expect to pay in the $300 range, and it is worth it.


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Affordable Classic Volkswagen Karmann Ghia VW’s First Sports Car is Still Winning Hearts A fun — albeit slow — car that got you where you were going is gaining status and value by Jeff Zurschmeide decades. It’s challenging to find a top-quality example on the market today. Recent years have seen a remarkable upswing in prices, especially for clean and sound cars. One recent sale of note is this 1967 Karmann Ghia coupe, which sold for $27,500 at Worldwide’s Houston Classic auction in April. If you’re shopping for a good Ghia that will surely increase in value, this one was a great buy. Worldwide didn’t provide much of a description, but this car looks correct in almost every respect. In 1967, VW offered optional bumper overriders that were unique to the model year, and this car has them. The interior is similarly optioned up with an under-dash tray and bud vase, and the roof-mounted luggage rack is period-correct. Inside and out, this car appears to be completely Worldwide Auctioneers sold this 1967 Karmann Ghia coupe for $27,500 in April A lmost every classic car enthusiast has owned an air-cooled Volkswagen somewhere along the line — generally very early along the line. But even though most of us soon moved on to more rarefied marques, the old rattletrap VWs with stinky exhaust heat, iffy brakes and glacial acceleration still hold a special place in our hearts — the glad memories of youth. Introduced in 1953 and first produced for the 1955 model year, the VW Type 14 — better known as the Karmann Ghia — was designed to be Volkswagen’s first twoseat sports car. It came with sleek Italian styling, including a roofline that was a nod to VW’s upscale Porsche cousins. The car was drawn by Luigi Segre at Ghia, and produced at the Karmann coachworks in Germany. Under the skin, the Karmann Ghia was almost identical to its Beetle stablemates throughout its 20-year production run — except that the Karmann Ghia received front disc brakes starting in 1966. Sources vary on exact numbers, but about 385,000 Karmann Ghia coupes and about 80,000 cabriolets were made. With time came more power Through the 1965 model year, the Karmann Ghia came with the same 6-volt elec- trical system and anemic 1,200-cc engine featured in the Beetle. In 1966, both cars received an upgrade to a new transitional 1,300-cc engine. For 1967, the line received another transitional engine at 1,500-cc and an upgrade to a 12-volt electrical system. 1970 models were upgraded to a 1,600-cc, singleport engine, and 1971–74 Karmann Ghias received the final-generation 1,600-cc dual-port engine. Almost all Karmann Ghias were equipped with a 4-speed manual transaxle, although the 3-speed Automatic Stick was available after 1968. Details Years produced: 1955–74 Tough to find a good one Like almost all automobiles produced in their era, Karmann Ghias suffer badly from rust, and their generally low market value has meant that comparatively few have survived to the present day. As a cause and a result of low purchase prices, most Karmann Ghias were ill-treated in the intervening 44 Current price range: $5,000–$30,000 Pros: Still cheap, easy to fix, and everyone has owned and loved one of these at some point Cons: It leaks more oil than you remember, and it’s less fun to drive than you remember Best place to drive one: Down Los Angeles’ Santa Monica Boulevard to the beach A typical owner: Nostalgic Volkswagen enthusiast or ironic Porsche enthusiast Sports Car Market proper. Even the ho-hum beige paint is a badge of honor — because the only sane reason to keep that color is originality. The only visible items separating this car from concours status are the late-model battery, the Bosch blue coil, and the plastic fuel filter in the engine bay. But you’ll find those in every VW, and correct parts are available if you want them. It’s more important that the car still carries the factory air-filter assembly, as almost all of those were discarded in favor of various chromed items from the JC Whitney catalog in the 1970s. At $27,500, this sale was far from the highest ever recorded for the breed. Karmann Ghias from the 1950s have seen bids into the $60,000–$70,000 range in the past few years. However, if you’re willing to look at cars from the 1970s, many examples in acceptable condition can be had at around $10,000. A rising collectible that deserves respect The bottom line on Karmann Ghias — and air-cooled Volkswagens in general — is that a quality example deserves respect. It also deserves the fond memories we all cherish of good times in an affordable car that generally got you where you were going. The Karmann Ghia is a solid collectible, and a good vintage VW is sure to hold value or appreciate from here on out. ♦ Courtesy of Worldwide Auctioneers


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Legal Files John Draneas Lancia Case Pits Son Against Father in Court Collector cars can spark family legal battles unless you plan very, very carefully W e’ve read about many court cases involving collector cars, but here is a new one — a father and son in a bitter court battle over the ownership of a four-car Lancia Stratos collection. The cars are a 1971 HF, a 1975 HF Silhouette Turbo, a 1975 Stradale street car and a 1975 Safari. After successfully defending himself against criminal charges in Austria and Germany, the son lost the ultimate battle in the London High Court, which ruled that the father was the rightful owner of the Lancias. The disappointed son has vowed to appeal, and to seek redress in other countries if necessary. Loan or gift? The four Lancias were part of the collection of Ernst Hrabalek, a resident of Austria and Thailand, who admits that he gave possession of the cars to his now 37-year-old son, Christian, in 2011. But Ernst insisted that he only loaned the cars to Christian so he could display them at the Meilenwerk Classic Car Museum in Berlin and to “boost his reputation” as a car designer. Christian is a well-known car designer and automotive strategy consultant who began his career at Porsche and subsequently worked at Audi, Volkswagen, Lancia, BMW and Skoda. He founded Fenomenon Holistic Design, which conducted business from 2002 to 2011. Christian Hrabalek is one of the world’s leading Lancia Stratos col- lectors, with a nine-car collection, presumably including these four cars. Christian claimed that Ernst repeatedly promised to give all of his Stratos cars to him as a gift when he graduated from university (which occurred in 2000), and that he simply followed through on that promise when he gave possession of the cars to him in 2000. Ernst admitted that he promised to give the cars to his son “at some stage,” but just never did. He claimed that he couldn’t do that because he was relying upon the cars to be his “old-age pension.” He also claimed he couldn’t bear to part with them, and was especially troubled when his son wanted to sell one of them in order to raise cash to pay his debts. More to the story The son’s claims were contradicted (at least in part) by emails between Ernst and Christian in 2007. Most significant was an email involving a request from World Rally Champion Sandro Munari to borrow one of the cars to show at Lake Garda in Italy. The request was directed to Christian, who forwarded it to his father for decision, which arguably shows that he still recognized that Ernst was the owner. Ernst acknowledged that Christian was publicly representing him- 46 self as the owner of the cars and that through his silence the “world was sometimes allowed to believe” the cars belonged to his son. The father-son relationship was a good one until Ernst demanded the return of the cars. The deterioration was quick, and in January 2012, Christian sent a text to his father stating that he could have the cars back “providing they never saw each other again.” Father was willing to oblige but claimed Christian reneged on that deal. He says, he says Obviously, this was a pure “he says, he says” form of controversy. Each side has a different story, but they are similar in enough respects that some common core is present. Who wins the court argument is usually a matter of witness credibility. On that score, the judge noted that neither of them was “wholly reli- able or creditworthy.” She ruled that Ernst had pretty clearly intended to give the cars to Christian at some time during his lifetime, and quite possibly upon Christian’s graduation. However, she ruled that the evidence made it “absolutely clear” that the gift was not actually made. “Ernst did not, in fact, make the gift, and further, Christian knew that the gift had not been made,” the judge said. U.S. law Although the case was decided under British law, the result would likely have been the same under U.S. law. As a general legal principle, a promise to make a gift is not legally enforceable by the intended recipient. The rationale is that the intended recipient has not given any consideration to the intended donor, so there is no enforceable contract. There is one possible exception to that rule — a legal principle called “promissory estoppel.” Suppose that father had told son, “If you move back to Vienna so you can be near me, I will give you my four Lancia Stratos cars.” If the son relies upon that and moves back to Vienna, he has acted upon that promise to take actions he did not otherwise intend to take. The law views that as a detriment. It substitutes for the consideration otherwise lacking, and now the son has an enforceable contract. Perhaps this is what Christian’s attorney (Nigel Adams of London’s Goodman Derrick LLP, and a partner of SCM contributor Martin Emmison) was thinking of when he stated: “Chris expended significant time, effort and money over the years, first in helping to assemble the collection of cars and later — when he believed his father had gifted him the collection — in increasing their value by publicizing the cars and by exhibiting them at numerous classic car events.” Sports Car Market


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What does this mean for me? This is a very extreme case, and we probably won’t see another one just like it again. It is quite sad that these cars came between a father and son — and resulted in an estrangement that may well last the father’s lifetime. Unfortunately, family conflicts involving money and inheritances have become all too common. As an indicator, our law firm has a booming and rapidly expanding practice involving trust and estate litigation. I have to believe it is the fastest growing area of law practice across the United States. Like it or not, your collector cars can become the focal point of fam- ily conflict after your death. Every collector should pay close attention to how his or her collector cars fit into his estate plan. Some — perhaps all — of your children probably have little interest in them. If none of them do, it might not be much of a problem. They all get sold, and the proceeds are then easily divided. All you need to do to help is to educate them about whom to consult with about getting the most money out of them. It quickly gets more complicated when one or some of them want the cars and the others don’t. That can lead to trouble in a variety of ways. Most obvious is the valuation problem. As we all know, two examples of the same car can have very different values. Authenticity, provenance and condition are the key variables, and people can get into huge disagreements over how those variables affect the value. We also know that value is a matter of perception and perspective. Just think about how far apart a seller and buyer can be about what might be a “fair” price for a car. Your children might have that disagreement in spades. A capital gains minefield Your estate planning can exacerbate that conflict. Say you’ve trans- ferred ownership of your cars to a family limited partnership or LLC in order to gain valuation discounts for estate tax valuation purposes, perhaps as high as 40% to 50%. (That is, the use of the entity causes the estate tax value to be lower, resulting in a lower estate tax. Quite smart planning, by the way.) Does the discounted value apply for purposes of evening up among your children, or do the pre-discount values apply? Either way, the discounted estate tax value becomes the recipient’s income tax basis. That means when the car is ultimately sold, the difference between the basis and the sales price is the taxable gain on the sale — in effect, the child receiving the cars takes them with a built-in capital gains burden. Should some credit be given to that child to compensate for that? Are collector cars a good inheritance? Less obvious is the investment element. If your collector cars repre- sent a sizable portion of your estate, it becomes possible that one child’s share of the estate will be largely composed of collector cars. Is this really a proper financial plan for this child? You also need to consider the estate tax effect of the cars. The federal estate tax rate is 40%. About half the states impose their own estate tax, with top honors going to Washington with its 19% tax rate. The children receiving the cars should bear their allocable estate tax burden, but the tax has to be paid in cash. That can be very difficult when all you have inherited is cars. Things might be most complicated when your children all want the cars. Not only do you have all of the same potential valuation conflicts to consider, but now we have the added dimension of deciding which children get which cars. Equalizing value may not be a complete solution. For example, say you have an Audi R8 and a Porsche 356 of exactly equal value today. Which one would you rather own five years from now? This isn’t very easy, is it? ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. He can be reached through www.draneaslaw.com. August 2015 47


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Simon Says Simon Kidston The Best Cars Win — On the Field and In the Market Collectors and rally racers are chasing the best and leaving the rest Mille Miglia ever stopped. I’m not sure who painted the “Viva Nuvolari” graffiti on the low stone walls exiting that Tuscan village, but it wasn’t done in the 1930s. It’s rather like stepping into an old Movietone bulletin and being expected to man up, put on your string-back gloves and pudding-bowl helmet, and flatten the gas pedal before you’re overtaken by a 300SL-driving German industrialist or a local hero wringing every last horsepower out of his home-built Etceterini. We rose to the occasion. The pale blue curves of Coventry’s finest — and I’m not necessarily a British car man — never looked better than against the backdrop of the sun setting as we raced into Rome, leading the 450-car convoy at an indecent pace (don’t tell, as we were supposed to be 381st in line, but D-types don’t like hanging around and nor does a hungry crew) and feeling every bit like returning Centurions. Sign me up for the next one. I’m there. Not strictly the winners (they were already en route to Rome at a precise 40-mph average) unless you count the team with the highest points (of the penalty variety) and calorie intake “A nd the winner is...” The spotlights dance across the coachwork of the nine class winners reflected in the deep blue waters of Lake Como as midnight approaches, accompanied by the dramatic crescendo of Strauss’ classic “Also Sprach Zarathustra” (the one from “2001: A Space Odyssey”) before, finally, freezing to reveal the fiercely contested 2015 Villa d’Este Best of Show. All the way from Beverly Hills, CA, it’s David and Ginnie Sydorick’s Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spider, the simple beauty of its lightweight Zagato coachwork in stark contrast to the thunderous boom of its supercharged straight eight. I’m in love. That’s the trouble with being in this field all your life: Your budget never seems to catch up with your taste. As frustrations go, it’s not the worst in the world. It was 16 years ago that I was casually asked “Would you mind saying a few words about the concours cars as they pass?” and since then I’ve enjoyed every minute of being increasingly involved with what feels like the most glamorous and exclusive motoring event ever conceived. I guess they’ve had time to perfect the formula: It’s been going since 1929. Amazing cars — for every taste Highlights this year? The outrageous yellow Cupula concept created by Spanish supercar “couturier” Pegaso for the 1953 New York Auto Show wowed the youngsters, winning the under-16 vote (I didn’t ask whether the chromed side exhausts resembling machine guns or the red-wall tires clinched it) but shocked the grown-up jury. I expected Dali or Picasso to step from behind the wheel. Gianni Agnelli’s first Ferrari — we presume he liked it so much he bought the com- pany — delighted the knowledgeable public, appropriately parading with Agnelli’s grandson Lapo Elkann, one of Italy’s most celebrated style icons, as passenger. Security is so tight here he was originally refused entry — even arriving by a bespoke, camouflaged Ferrari 458 doesn’t cut it during this weekend. Exercising a D-type in Italy Of similar vintage to the Villa d’Este extravaganza but with rather less emphasis on comfort (Room service? You think you’ll have time to sleep?), just a few days earlier I found myself grimy faced, hot, sweaty, deaf and caught up in the whirlwind of another high-octane orgy: the Mille Miglia. Nowhere else on earth can following a police motorcyclist at over 100 mph as you carve a third lane down the middle of a two-way road in a 60-year-old racing car seem like not just a good idea — but a sign of respect for local custom. You see, in Italy it appears as if most of the elderly population don’t realize the original 48 Picky buyers ahead... And that’s another problem. After Villa d’Este and the Mille Miglia, you’re spoilt: How can anything else compare? Of course, there’s plenty more to look forward to this season. Driving the Gullwing from the Chateau Marmont Hotel in West Hollywood to Monterey promises to be evocative and memorable (I’ll follow James Dean’s ill-fated route but watch out for oncoming Fords) and September’s royal concours in Scotland offers the chance to sample remote Highland roads and great local hospitality before the cars gather in the majestic setting of Holyrood Palace. Think of it as Villa d’Este with haggis, men in tartan skirts and the air conditioning turned on full blast. Outside. Back in the market — that’s what the magazine’s about, after all — it’s business as usual on the surface, but look closer and there’s been a change. Sellers may not realize it, but buyers are being more selective, more deliberate, more intelligent. This, of course, means they’re all chasing the best and leaving the rest. Good news if you own it, less good if you don’t. Looks like the Alfa 8C 2300 / Ferrari 250 LM dream is still about as far away as that lottery win, but anyone with one to leave to a good cause can write to me c/o SCM. Just mark the envelope “Not for Publisher Martin.” ♦ A change of pace and duties (standing in for a soft top) at Villa d’Este: “Mr Lapo Elkann has left the building…” Sports Car Market Baronio Nanette Schaerf


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Feature 2015 Mille Miglia An SCM-Saturated MILLE MIGLIA “Bella machina, bravo, Stoo-dee-bocker bellisima, Americanos!!!!!” It was a hoot Stories and photos by Bill Warner, Donald Osborne and Simon Kidston A t the ripe old age of 72, I had done one Cannonball (1975), one Cannonball One Lap of America (1983) and one Great Race (Sonoma to Jacksonville, 1999), so it only made sense to add a Mille Miglia to the bucket list. I told my friend, Leo Schigiel of Miami, FL, that I envied him for having done the Mille, to which he answered by generously offering his 1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk, with which he had driven the 2013 Mille. The car you enter in the Mille must have either run the original MM (1927 to 1958) or be a model of one that did. Two drivers, R. Flury and Daniel Pache, entered the 1956 MM in a 1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk. I didn’t have anything in my garage that even re- motely qualified for the Mille, so I accepted Leo’s offer with enthusiasm and appreciation. Not many are so generous, especially knowing that the car would get a four-day beating. Leo and his son Eric would drive their newly restored Cisitalia cabriolet, so the Studebaker was available. I had to find a co-driver who was semi-sane, prudent and spoke Italian. I had raced against Frank Campanale from Detroit and later got to know him through the Meadow Brook (now Concours d’Elegance of America) and Amelia Island concours. Frank Campanale is a good driver, speaks Italian fluently and is a good mechanic. The only thing lacking was he didn’t look a bit like Sophia Loren or Gina Lollobrigida, but it turned out Frank was a super partner. Help with registration Having never done this before, we availed ourselves of Mark Gessler’s offer to join Scuderia Sports Zagato (yep, THAT Zagato, Andrea and his lovely wife, Marella). That proved to be a great decision. Mark, who also heads up the Historic Vehicle Association, had competed for years in the MM and in fact had finished second in his pre-war Alfa in 2013 and 2010. With his capable staff led by the ever ebullient Heather Prottey (Hurricane Heather), we were squired through the process of registering and passing the tech inspection. 52 Kim and Mitch McCollough’s 1954 Jaguar XK 120 r Bill Warner, Frank Campanale and friends — hero drivers get the girls Sports Car Market


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1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS, piloted by Stefan Schorn and Michael Brunner as the Italians called it, was set up well by Leo (heavyduty springs and sway bars, Koni Shocks, oil coolers, auxiliary fans, and heavy-duty brake pads for the drum brakes). It was the brakes that gave us reservations. Leo had suggested we just jam the old Ultramatic by Packard in low to slow down, but our sensitivity to mechanical failure voided that procedure. The brakes really were not very good, but they were consistently not very good, so we drove accordingly. Our mechanical team, led by the ever-optimistic David George, adjusted them in Rome, and we dealt with the shortcomings for the 1,000 miles. Frank and I swapped off with me driving days one and three, while he drove days two and four. When you didn’t drive, you navigated. We had predetermined departure and arrival times each day and about 80 timed sectors and 20 checkpoints to hit. You are scored on your success in transiting the timed sections, which are very slow, 20–40 km/h (12 to 24 mph) over short distances. There are entrants who master crossing the rubber roadster amid a crowded field of cars and onlookers We had been told that the registration was a nightmare, but we were through it all in less than 20 minutes. As for our car, Leo had delivered it to Savannah to have it surfaced over in a container ship with the Cisitalia. Unfortunately the forwarding company missed the April 14 ship date, and delayed it to April 21, which actually became April 24. We became very nervous in that it appeared that the car(s) might not make it in time. The container ship bounced around northern Europe like a Super Ball. Finally, the cars were unloaded in Rotterdam the day before our scheduled inspec- tion time (4:30 p.m. on May 12). Our car arrived in the parking lot of the inspection area at 4:29 p.m. One hurdle completed. Fast driving, but it’s not really a race You must understand that the current MM is not a race, but a rally — a high-speed one. We ran in the 70-to-90-mph range on most of the open stages, with a few excursions at 100 mph (that was terminal velocity for the “Spirit of South Bend”) that might lend credence to the “racy” portion of the event. The Italian motorcycle police would escort us through the populated areas at a spirited rate, and police officers at each major intersection waved us on. Traffic signals were looked upon as advisory, and driving down the center of two-lane roads was not unusual. We only used the sidewalk one time in the four days of driving. Driving 100 mph at night on strange, two-lane roads in a 60-year-old car can be a religious experience (one prays a lot), but for the most part, the “Stoo-dee-bocker,” June 2014 hose that marks the start and finish of these timed sectors. One must hit them to the thousandth of a second. Frank and I hit them sporadically, but what the heck, the scenery was nice, and we’ll never see these back roads of Italy ever again. Car lovers everywhere Every major town we went through had a ramp to present each car in the piazza, and the Italians turn out by the thousands to cheer the entrants on. “Bella machina, bravo, Stoo-dee-bocker bellisima, Americanos!!!!!” It was a hoot. We felt like the Allied Fifth Army liberating Rome. I’d wager General Mark Clark didn’t have as warm or enthusiastic a welcome as we had. The drama of the whole event culminated in the car quitting cold about 500 yards from the finish ramp, but Frank got it running and we completed the Mille on the time hack — within seconds. The champagne flowed and we patted each other on the back for a stupendous 309th place finish out of 450 cars. Hey, at least we finished. You have to do this For car enthusiasts, the Mille Miglia is a must-do event. Go to the website www.1000miglia.eu and check on which cars qualify. Will you win? Probably not, but the reward is suc- cessfully finishing. That in itself is worth the time and money. Life is not a dress rehearsal. Empty the bucket! — Bill Warner 53


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Feature 2015 Mille Miglia Starting the 2015 Mille with a Bang I had participated in the Mille Miglia Storica twice before: In 2013, I was on the road with my friend and client Peter Fodor in a lovely 1949 Maserati A6 1500 Pininfarina coupe I found for him in Austria. It was thrilling but, unfortunately we didn’t finish, dropping out on the second day with radiator problems just before the climb to San Marino. Nevertheless, the grandeur, history, scale and sheer demands of the event impressed. In 2014, I wasn’t in a car, but instead an honored guest of the management. Invited onto the sacred starting ramp to see the cars off on the Viale Venezia and again to see them return at the finish, I also had the immense honor of being asked to sing the Italian national anthem, the “Inno di Mameli,” at the prize-giving ceremonies in the beautiful Teatro Grande, Brescia’s opera house. 2015 combined the best of both previous years, as I once again competed on the road, navigating and driving with David Word, another friend and client. We were in a 1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint, an early, columnshift Normale model I located for him in Italy. This time we finished. While the very fast and exotic cars got lots of attention, it was the direct emotional connection so many felt towards our car that made them applaud and cheer us on through the route. This was the kind of car their well-to-do uncle drove, and they all remembered it. We began the event with a bit of a bang, sliding into the rear of Clive Beecham’s ex-Le Mans, ex-Mille Miglia, original D-type while lining up for the start! But with the extraordinary camaraderie that only an event such as this can engender, all was forgiven for the Fun and Off-Piste Penalty Points H ighlights from this year’s Mille Miglia? Well, if you accept that you’re doing it for fun, and that it’s all about the experience rather than your final placing (you can tell we weren’t challenging the leaders, can’t you?), you may not be surprised to learn that our favorites were the off-piste bits. Stopping by the roadside in the hills above Abetone whilst our four-man factory service crew (thanks, lads!) again changed the dynamo on our D-type, providing the perfect excuse for an impromptu ’80s music quiz which my co-driver, TV host Jason Barlow, won convincingly, was memorable. The ensuing high-speed midnight blast to catch the rest of the pack was epic, with no traffic and So, what’s your excuse? the Jaguar’s Le Mans headlights spearing through the darkness at well over 100 mph. Our not-strictly-in-the-roadbook deviation to the medieval Tuscan village near where I grew up, Monteriggioni, earned us a delicious wild boar lunch at Il Pozzo (I’ve been a regular since in short trousers) and probably a few thousand more penalty points, not to mention the excellent ice cream shop off Piazza del Campo in Siena (more calories, more jokes, more points). And last — but not least — the chance to put the hammer down on the banking at A crew’s gotta eat 54 Monza (have you seen how steep it is in real life?!) reminded me how 1950s drivers doing the same thing balls-out were heroes, or insane, or both. The only record we broke was — I’m told — the highest penalty points ever recorded on the MM. It was worth every one. — Simon Kidston For a list of SCMers at the Mille Miglia, please see p. 57 Sports Car Market Enjoying the sights in a 1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Bertone fender-bender. And after almost 1,800 km (1,118 miles), half of which were driven with barely any brakes, and very little sleep, I was nonetheless exhilarated as I again had the privilege of performing the anthem at the opera house on Sunday evening. It was the cherry on top of the richest dessert I’ve ever had in my life. — Donald Osborne Darragh McKenna


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Feature 2015 Modena Cento Ore in Photos 20th Century Speed in a 15th Century Setting Four days of competition and fun yield a lifetime of fond memories Photos by Keith Martin Piazza Duomo, Orvieto Alberto Barbieri and his 1975 Lancia Stratos The Sucari 250 SWB in Orvieto 930 Turbo of the Von Bergens in Firenzuola


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Some of the SCMers at the 2015 Mille Miglia (shown in red) Jose’ Albuquerque, PRT, and Jose’ Costa Simoes, PRT 1948 Frazer-Nash Fast Tourer Omar Alghanim, KWT, and Faisal Alhamad, KWT 1955 Aston Martin DB3S Alexander Bilgeri, DEU, and Scott Hughes, USA 1939 BMW 328 Mille Miglia William Binnie, USA, and Dylan Binnie, USA 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza Ton Blankvoort, NLD, and Ivo Noteboom, NLD 1954 Austin-Healey 100-4 Stephen Bond, U.K., and Michael Bond, U.K. 1957 Maserati 200Si David Cecchele, AUS, and Charles Andrew Beam, USA 1953 Fiat 1100/103 berlina Mark Cooper, U.K., and Paulde De Turris, U.K. 1948 Cisitalia 202S MM Spider Philip Cracco, BEL, and Peter Gitsels, BEL 1957 Giannini 750 Sport Jan De Reu, BEL, and Bart Versluys, BEL 1953 Maserati A6 CGS/53 Fantuzzi Renaat Declerck, BEL, and Jean-Chris Henderickx, BEL 1937 Fiat 1100 508C Spider John Devine, USA, and Charles Wesley Pietz, USA 1956 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider Scaglietti David Eichenbaum, USA, and Scott Crater, USA 1929 Chrysler 75 August 2015 Peter Fodor, USA, and Mory Ejabat, USA 1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Touring Martin Gruss, USA, and Michel Brogard, USA 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GT cabriolet Castagna Derek Hood, U.K., and Steven Riedling, U.K. 1951 Jaguar Mk VII Marlies Joldersma, NLD, and Anjo Joldersma, NLD 1926 Bugatti Type 37 Tom Kazamek, USA, and Debra Kazamek, USA 1935 Delahaye 135 Sport Simon Kidston, CHE, and Jason Greaves Barlowj, U.K. 1955 Jaguar D-type Adam Lindemann, USA, and Derek Bell, USA 1953 Jaguar C-type Richard Lisman, USA, and Clifton Fink, USA 1929 Aston Martin Le Mans Jeff Lotman, USA, and Brian Grozier, USA 1954 Lincoln Capri sport coupe Evert Louwman, NLD, and Quirina Louwman, U.K. 1929 Mercedes-Benz 710 SSK Bernd Maylander, DEU, and Bruce McCaw, USA 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Alejandro Pa Oxenford, ARG, and Jose Luis Celada, ARG 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Spider Zagato Daniele Perfetti, CHE, and Ronnie Kessel, CHE 1957 Ferrari 250 TR Damian Pozzoli, ARG, and Juan Manuel Piasco, ARG 1933 Aston Martin Le Mans David Reidie, AUS, and Leighs Colbert, AUS 1935 Fiat 508S Coppa D’Oro Balilla Sport Kenneth Roath, USA, and William Story, USA 1955 Ferrari 250 GT Europa Jonathan Savage, USA, and Julia Savage, USA 1955 MGA Works Andreas Schlaewicke, DEU, and Bjoern Schmidt, DEU 1956 Ferrari 500 TR Spider Scaglietti Carlos Sielecki, ARG, and Juan Hervas, ARG 1926 Bugatti Type 35A Thomas Smith, USA, and Donald Polak, USA 1947 Healey 2400 Elliot Bradley Tank, USA, and Colin Comer, USA 1954 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT 2500 James Taylor, USA, and Charles Schwager, USA 1953 Jaguar C-type Franciscus Van Haren, NLD, and Anabel Van Butzelaar, NLD 1936 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900A William Warner, USA, and Frank Campanale, USA 1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk Rainer Wolf, DEU, and Tom Fischer, DEU 1955 Porsche 550 1500 RS Spyder David Word, USA, and Donald Osborne, USA 1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Bertone 57


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Feature 2015 Villa d’Este Two Americans in Concours Heaven We have driven across the stage at Pebble Beach and Amelia Island, but this event was on a level all by itself Story and Photos by Bob White One of the most beautiful places We have been to Italy many times, but not to Lake Como. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and without a doubt, a most unbelievable location for a concours event. We were stunned with the elegance of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este location, and equally stunned that the show was right on the grass just steps from the hotel and the water. The organization is quite serious about the authenticity of the car, as the first official event is an inspection of the car to make sure the serial numbers match the application. The cars are kept in a guarded underground garage. An entrant probably puts less than one mile on the car all weekend. Our car was flown into Britain and trucked from there straight to the hotel. The entire transport process is handled by experienced people who have done it many times before. Riding in high style in the Ghia-designed one-off 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 SS coupe I t all started at the January 2015 Gooding & Company Scottsdale Auction. We were bidding on a 1954 one-off, Ghia-designed Alfa Romeo 1900 C SS coupe. I’m a pretty disciplined bidder, and I had just reached the max that I wanted to pay for the car. That’s when David Gooding looked at my wife and me. Gooding said this car would qualify for the Concorso D’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy. That’s when the proverbial elbows came from my wife Pat — prodding me to bid again — and again — until the car was ours. Ready for some paperwork? Before you can even apply to Villa D’Este, your car must have a FIVA identity card, which is an international certification by the Federation Internationale des Véhicules Anciens. Applying for the FIVA card can be a daunting task, but there are resources out there that can help you with the documentation. Ted Hersey of 7 handled all of it from beginning to end. It turned out to be quite a process of documenting serial numbers, publications of the car, ownership history and show history. The HVA, Historical Vehicle Association, has exclusive authority to issue FIVA cards in the United States and Canada, and our application to them turned out to be 50 pages — plus they had to inspect the car. We heard back quickly from the HVA, and we now had our FIVA card. Next came the application to Villa D’Este, and they too responded quickly. Excitement turned to apprehension when the day came to ship the car, as I had never shipped one out of the United States before. Fortunately, I didn’t have to do anything but see it loaded on a truck. Ted Hersey was handling all the arrangements, so I knew all would be well. The car was trucked to Los Angeles, loaded on a plane going to London, then trucked to Villa d’Este in Cernobbio, Italy, on Lake Como. On the way back it would cross the Atlantic by ship. 58 Details Plan Ahead: The 2016 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is scheduled for May 20–22, 2016 Where: The Grand Hotel Villa d’Este and Villa Erbe, Cernobbio, Italy Number of entries: 51 Web: www.concorsodeleganzavilladeste.com Bob White and Ted Hersey on location Sports Car Market Small, exclusive and unforgettable It is a car event like none other, with only 51 cars admitted — plus six new concept cars. The first day is private with the cars on the lawn — just for the car owners and selected invitees. The second day is open to the public down the street at Villa Erba. Initially, I didn’t understand the process, but you actually drive the car through a viewing area twice: once on the private day and once on the public day. At the private show everyone is elegantly dressed, and we sat drinking champagne — but not too much — until it was our turn to drive down the narrow lane surrounded by guests just a few feet from the car. It was the most thrilling car experience in our lives. We have driven across the stage at Pebble Beach and Amelia Island, but this event was on a level all by itself. The magnificence of the setting, the colorful and stylish Italian clothes, and the other entrants we met made the experience truly special. No trophies for us, but we will return — with or without a car. I’m very glad that my wife elbowed me to buy the car. ♦


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Ferrari Profile 1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 The “Queen Mother” of Ferraris is elegant — not flashy by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1967–71 Number produced: 809 Original list price: $18,900 Current SCM Valuation: $150,000– $350,000 Tune-up cost: $4,000 Distributor caps: $450 (two required) Chassis # location: On frame above right front spring mount Engine # location: Stamped on a boss below head on rear right side of the block Club: Ferrari Club of America More: FerrariClubofAmerica.org Alternatives: 1968 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2, 1970 Aston Martin DBS V8, 1970 Jaguar XKE 2+2, 1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: 13069 M aking its debut at the 1967 Paris Auto Show, the 365 GT 2+2 emerged as the most luxurious and best-equipped Ferrari model in the hallowed company’s history. In addition to its sleek Pininfarina bodywork, the 365 GT 2+2 was the first Ferrari equipped with power steering and brakes as standard equipment — and Ferrari’s first self-leveling rear suspension. Unlike the balance of the product line, which used transaxles, the gearbox of the 365 GT 2+2 was mounted behind the engine and routed power to a conventional differential. The SOHC 320-bhp, 4.4-liter V12 included triple twin-choke Weber carburetors, good for sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just over seven seconds and capable of a top speed of over 145 mph. After a successful run, the 365 GT 2+2 was taken out of production in 1971, with approximately 800 examples built. Still in its original silver with black leather, chassis 13069 has benefited from a single Southern California ownership since 1987. It has been enjoyed throughout the years both as an occasional driver and for short stints as primary transportation. In recent years, 13069 received new paint and new leather interior. The carburetors have been rebuilt, and the shock absorbers, self-leveling suspension and brakes were similarly addressed. The Borrani wire wheels have been restored and shod in a new set of Michelin XWX tires. The consignor estimates that nearly $100,000 has 62 been spent over the years maintaining the 2+2. When searching for an Enzo-era Ferrari, long-term West Coast history represents a major step in the right direction. Whether taking part in Ferrari Club activities or on a leisurely costal jaunt, 13069 is sure to please its next caretaker with its prodigious performance and inimitable Italian charm. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 9, sold for $280,500, including buyer’s premium, at Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island, FL, auction on March 13, 2015. The writer at Road & Track who christened the Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 the “Queen Mother of Ferraris” surely had no idea that the model would forever be known by that name. Mention 365 2+2 to the casual Ferrari enthusiast and their eyes turn blank as they inventory the nine or so different 365 models searching for a match. Replace 365 2+2 with Queen Mother and there’s an immediate recognition of the model. The name may be slightly condescending, but it aptly describes the Ferrari 365 GT 2+2. The image of a Queen Mother is one of a slightly plump, matronly woman. The lady is dignified, mature, and of an elevated social position. The 365 GT 2+2 was aimed at mature clients who appreciated a car that was elegant rather than flashy. Its physical size was the larg- 1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 Lot 208, s/n 11873 Condition 3 Sold at $199,876 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 9/13/14 SCM# 256126 1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 Lot S736, s/n 13659 Condition 2 Not sold at $253,000 Russo and Steele, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/14/15 SCM# 257137 1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 Lot 12, s/n 13109 Condition 2Sold at $374,000 Gooding & Co., Scottsdale, AZ, 12/17/15 SCM# 256753 Sports Car Market Mike Maez, courtesy of Gooding & Company


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est of any Ferrari up to that date, and it was more than adequate for family transportation. There was no pretense of the 365 GT 2+2 being a sports car; she was a grand touring machine of the highest order. While her size was imposing, she was nimble and performed admirably. You have to drive a Queen Mother to really appreciate the car. The engine is simply wonderful in its performance and sound. The two-cam configuration is instantly responsive to throttle input. It revs effortlessly, building impressive torque from even the lower ranges. The transmission is a front-mounted 5-speed rather than the transaxle that contemporary Ferrari two-passenger cars used. The gear changes are as smooth and precise as any car that you will encounter. Power steering was standard on the model, and while a bit light, does the job well. Lots of rough cars out there Putting a value on a 365 2+2 is about like herding cats. Prices are all over the board, and it’s hard to get a real feel of the market. Currently there are cars advertised from $167,000 to $459,000. In the past year, auctions prices have varied from about $160,000 to $374,000. What gives? The problem is that many 365 2+2s have had a rough life. They have often been subjected to high use and deferred maintenance. While the first owner may have been able and willing to properly maintain the car, subsequent owners often bought 365 2+2s because that was all that they could afford — and they were in denial on potential ownership costs. It is no less expensive to perform routine service on a 365 2+2 than on a Daytona. The 2+2 car’s higher use meant they required more mechanical service than a Daytona, but, unfortunately, the 2+2 owner was often less willing and able to pay for the maintenance. These superb cars were often patched up rather than properly repaired, and the sins are still there today. Correspondingly, the higher use also meant accelerated cosmetic wear, and again, the repairs were often patches rather than restorations. A full restoration doesn’t pencil out “More” is the catchword of restoring a 2+2 Ferrari. There’s more chrome, more leather, more metal and more work needed. Of course, that means more cost at the restoration shop. Conversely, the value of a 2+2 is significantly less than a two-passenger Ferrari. It is not economically feasible to do a high-end restoration on a 365 2+2. What you’ll find on the market are a few well-kept original cars and some refurbished cars of varying quality. Chassis 13069 fits in the latter category. The fact that it has lived in an excellent climate makes it a worthy candidate for consideration. It also had long-term ownership, which is a plus. In terms of condition, it’s been caught in the 2+2 trap of not being valuable enough for a thorough restoration. The owner estimates he’s spent around $100,000 on maintenance, but that has been over many years. There has never been a cohesive restoration and it shows. The inte- rior has recently been refurbished and looks great — the rest of the car not so much so. The paint has been updated and is not great. There are several flaws indicative of the value paint jobs that are the norm for the model. The engine compartment looks good — until you look closely, and then its age shows. Keep looking and you’ll find more problems. 13069 falls into the “average” category, and the auction result was appropriate. RM Sotheby’s just sold a similar car at their Villa Erba auction for roughly the same price. Gooding sold a much better car for $374,000 at Scottsdale earlier this year. A 365 2+2 can be a good choice for a first venture into the vintage Ferrari world. It is unrealistic to expect one to look like the freshly restored 275 GTB you saw at the concours, but there are some nice examples available. There are also some real dogs, so it is imperative to have a professional inspection on any car that you might be considering. A good example will be a pleasure to own. A bad example will eat money like a yacht and bring you no joy. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Company.) August 2015 63


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English Profile 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk I Vantage Sports Saloon Low mileage, great history and a splendid interior put this DB6 on the value express by Paul Hardiman Details Years produced 1966–71 Number produced: 1,728 Mk Is, 239 Mk IIs Original list price $16,000 Current SCM Valuation: $340,000– $475,000 Tune-up cost: $1,000 Distributor cap: $114 (from Aston Workshop Parts). Genuine NOS £150 ($230) Chassis # location: Engine compartment on right side Engine # location: Stamped on right side of block Club: Aston Martin Owners’ Club, PO Box 400 Drayton St. Leonard, Oxfordshire OX10 7BG tel: 01865 400400 Website: www.amoc.org Alternatives: 1963–65 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage, 1966–68 Ferrari 330 GTC, 1966–67 Jaguar E-type 2+2 coupe Comps Chassis number DB64012R Engine number 4004060 T he culmination of Aston Martin’s long-running line of DB 6-cylinder sports saloons and thus considered by many to be the last real Aston, the DB6 had been introduced in 1965, updating the DB5. Although recognizably related to the Touring-styled DB4 of 1958, the DB6 abandoned the Carrozzeria Touring-developed Superleggera body structure of its predecessors in favour of a conventional steel fabrication while retaining the aluminum outer panels. Increased rear-seat space was the prime DB6 objec- tive, so the wheelbase was now four inches longer than before, resulting in an extensive restyle with a moreraked windscreen, raised roofline and reshaped rear quarter windows. Opening front quarter lights made a reappearance, but the major change was at the rear, where a Kamm-style tail with spoiler improved the aerodynamics, greatly enhancing stability at high speeds. These many-dimensional changes were integrated most successfully, the DB6’s overall length increasing by only two inches. Indeed, but for the distinctive Kamm tail, one might easily mistake it for a DB5. The Tadek Marek-designed 6-cylinder engine had been enlarged to 3,995 cc for the preceding DB5 and remained unchanged. Power output on triple SU carburetors was 282 bhp, rising to 325 bhp in Vantage specification, complete with triple Webers. A Borg-Warner automatic transmission was offered alongside the standard ZF fivespeed gearbox, and for the first time, there was optional power-assisted steering. 64 A home-market model manufactured to Vantage specification, complete with the 5-speed manual gearbox, DB64012R was ordered with a Waso steering lock, front seat belts, fog lamps, chrome road wheels, heated rear window, three-ear spinners, a 3.73:1 limited-slip differential, power aerial and Avon tires. Manufactured in April 1969, the car was delivered to Wilmslow Garages Limited of Wilmslow, Cheshire, and registered shortly thereafter to its first owner, Mr. John Henry Parry. In 1983, Mr. Parry reluctantly decided to sell, and an advertisement was placed in the Sunday Times. The low mileage noted and registration number listed in the advertisement caught the attention of the current owner’s father, and a deal was done subject to inspection by the factory. Approximately 20 years ago, the car’s purchaser passed it to his son, who offers it today with a full file including registration documents going back to, and including, Mr. Parry’s original green logbook; the owner’s manual, service book and warranty card supplied with the car when new; correspondence with Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. and various independent marque specialists; a substantial quantity of expired MoT certificates and tax discs; and all invoices for works carried out while in the current family ownership. Throughout its time with the current owner’s family, the DB6 has been stored in a climate-controlled garage beneath a fitted cover, and is presented today in essentially the same condition as when purchased. 1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage spec Lot 226, s/n DB62877R Condition 2 Sold at $397,870 Bonhams, Newport Pagnell, U.K., 5/9/14 SCM# 244175 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Lot 248, s/n DB62709R Condition 2Sold at $322,565 Bonhams, Newport Pagnell, U.K., 5/17/14 SCM# 244191 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Lot 50, s/n DB62880L Condition 2+ Not sold at $460,000 Gooding & Co., Amelia Island, FL, 3/7/14 SCM# 238931 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams


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yet high enough to support a full restoration, so it’s essential to buy a nice, no-needs car to avoid going underwater. This was it. The original owner, Mr. Parry, not only ordered his car to the enhanced Vantage specification, but he appears to have been an enthusiast with Astons in his blood, as records and photographs on file showed that his father owned Astons pre-war, while a friend had a DB5. In the boot (trunk) was a box of cleaning equipment still bearing Mr. Parry’s name and address. In 1977, he found that the registration VDB 6, eminently suitable for a DB6 Vantage, was available so it was changed over from the original KEY 240G. When Mr. Parry sold the car in 1983, the only me- chanical work suggested by the factory was a 10,000mile service, which the car had just reached. But the new owner also decided on a complete repaint at Newport Pagnell in the original Dark Oyster — and the replacement of all rubber components. Since then, the Aston has covered only another 5,000 SCM Analysis This car, Lot 217, sold for $757,446, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ annual sale of Aston Martins at Aston Martin Works, Newport Pagnell, U.K., on May 9, 2015. The DB6 has finally caught up to where DB5s were five years ago — probably pulled up by the older car taking another huge leap in the past 12 months to settle in the £650k–£750k ($1m–$1.15m) range. Coincidentally, both Bonhams and H&H sold Mk II automatics less than $3,000 apart at sales separated by only three weeks. There were roughly twice as many DB6s built as DB5s, which will always suppress prices, but the market likes Mk IIs for their power steering. The choice of transmission doesn’t appear to affect the value much, although when push comes to shove, the 5-speed manual will always just shade it. However, our subject car raised almost $160k more than either of the cars above. What’s going on here? What made this Mk I worth so much? Low mileage, great history and a splendid interior, basically. While both of the Mk IIs were well kept and well presented, this 15,000-miler was notably fresher, its completely original leather glowing with a vitality that re-trims just can’t replicate — however hard they try to emulate that original Aston Martin feel. An aura that was created right here at Newport Pagnell, lest we forget. Why good, original cars are best Our subject car is a working explanation, a visual lesson, if you will, of why origi- nality is so highly prized. The 32-year-old paint was holding up well, there were only one or two tiny blemishes in the chrome and, rounding off the package, it still stood on the correct, tall Avon tires, which should please the trainspotters among us. Periodcorrect rubber is an essential detail for the right stance, but one that’s easy to overlook and which grates horribly when it’s wrong. Low-profiles just aren’t the thing on these. All this tells us the car was looked after by owners who care. Restoring any of the David Brown-era cars costs just about the money paid here. DB6 values aren’t or so miles, during which time it’s been maintained by the factory and more recently by Goldsmith & Young, whose principal, John Goldsmith, is chairman of the AMOC. G&Y has rebuilt the suspension with harder springs all round, telescopic shock absorbers at the rear and an improved front anti-roll bar, and also rebuilt the cylinder head with larger valves and unleaded-tolerant seats, while resisting the usual temptation to punch the motor out to 4.2 liters at the same time. Low miles, great shape and gorgeous So let’s recap. Aside from not being a Mk II (and I, for one, think the flared arches of the late cars have not aged well), it was the most desirable model, and if not factory-original, it was the next best thing, with the paint applied in the same place that built the car. It was a Vantage, with a manual shift. Its lines were unsullied by a sliding sunroof, which were popular when the cars were new but jar today. It had only covered a tiny mileage (15,258), and cradled an eye-poppingly, mouth-wateringly luscious interior that transported you right back to the old days. And it sported a great number plate too! No wonder someone thought it was worth $150k over the odds, arriving $100k north of even Bonhams’ high estimate, after some agonizingly protracted bidding in indulgently small increments of £1,000. Well sold — and full marks to auctioneer Jamie Knight for his patience, which paid off — but also creatively bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) August 2015 65


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Etceterini & Friends Profile 2009 Spyker C8 Laviolette These cars are likely to remain a curiosity rather than a source of great future appreciation by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 2006–10 Number produced: An estimated 310 Spykers (two different models) were built Current SCM Valuation: $175,000– $200,000 Tune-up cost: $750 Chassis # location: Plate inside windshield on dashboard on lower left hand side Engine # location: Front of the engine on top of the cylinder block Alternatives: 1994 Bugatti EB110, 2005 Ford GT, 2001 BMW Z8 SCM Investment Grade: C Comps 2009 Spyker C8 Chassis number: XL9BA11G39Z363223 num accents and dash. It has 19-inch Aeroblade wheels, books, keys, original window sticker with $235,000 MSRP. It has 400 horsepower and an exposed shifter with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Only about 300 Spykers have been produced. Completely hand-built in the Netherlands with all-aluminum coachwork and chassis, Koni shocks. This car was designed by a fighter pilot, as evidenced by the propeller references all over the car. O SCM Analysis This car, Lot 409, sold for $220,000, including buyer’s premium, at the Barrett-Jackson West Palm Beach, FL, auction on April 18, 2015. The resurrection of dead marques is a tricky busi- ness. There are a host of considerations to ponder, ranging from “Will anyone remember what made this brand great?” to “Will the car have anything in common with what came before except a badge?” to “Will we offend generations of devoted marque followers?” to “Will anyone actually care?” When the brand is Bugatti or Maybach, Isotta Fraschini or Packard, these questions loom quite large. On the other hand, please stand up if you have ever heard of Spyker. Anyone who regularly attends the Pebble Beach 66 nly 495 actual miles. This car is one of four cars built in the Burnt Almond Orange color. The interior features black leather with orange quilted stitching, turned alumi- Concours d’Elegance or has visited the Louwman Museum in The Hague can excuse himself — or herself — from the quiz. A blast from the distant past For the rest of you, Spyker is a very old name, as the Netherlands-based company built its first vehicle in 1898. The brothers Spijker, coachbuilders and repairers, constructed a motor carriage powered by a Benz engine. They continued in the coach business, however, building a state coach for Dutch Queen Wilhelmina in 1901 that is still used for high ceremonial occasions. Their 60-hp Grand Prix racer of 1903 holds the dis- tinction of being the first 6-cylinder, four-wheel-drive car, quite a stretch indeed for a factory that built its first car only five years before. A second place in the 1907 Peking to Paris race cemented Spyker’s reputation for performance and durability. Although the Spyker C4 broke an average speed record in 1922, by 1925 the company was out of business. In 2000, the name was revived to launch a line of sports GT cars for which a brand connection would be made with the race and record cars of the original company. Like the stillborn, late-1990s effort to revive Isotta, Audi featured in the mechanical specification of the new Spyker. The 400-hp Audi V8 gave the C8 the capability of a 0–62 mph time of 4.5 seconds on the way to a 168-mph top speed. As the original Spyker company was involved in air- 2010 Spyker C8 Lot 699, s/n XL9AABAG3AZ363244 Condition 1Sold at $220,000 Barrett-Jackson, Palm Beach, FL, 4/4/12 SCM# 197615 Lot 5018, s/n XL9AA11GX9Z363215 Condition 1Sold at $165,000 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/15/13 SCM# 214824 2006 Spyker C8 Lot 150390744710, s/n XL9GB11H267363091 Condition 2+ Sold at $118,000 eBay, 6/25/10 SCM# 165080 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson


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the resurrection wilderness — the Bugatti EB110? As a “modern classic” how does it compare to a Ford GT, BMW Z8 or McLaren F1? The McLaren comparative is not as wild as it might seem. Unlike the Ford, BMW or for that matter, Koenigsegg, Spyker did indeed take their car to the racetrack — and with some success. The EB110’s one outing at Le Mans in 1994 went well, but the car failed to finish, so Spyker is one up on that as well. Only the McLaren F1’s record in competition is better, but that’s no surprise. Of the nine U.S. dealers listed on the Spyker website, only two, Spyker of South Florida in Pembroke Pines and Miami, FL, and Blue Grass Motorsport in Nashville, KY, seem to have an active website for Spyker cars. Of those two dealers, only South Florida lists any inventory: six pre-owned cars in stock. One of those appears to have been this very vehicle. It’s worth noting that all those used cars have the “Quilted Leather Package” which seems to be the point of the interior, so it’s hard to imagine a Spyker without it. It’s not possible to find new cars, as the company entered bankruptcy in December 2014. While the bankruptcy was overturned in early 2015, Spyker has yet to make their next move or reorganization. craft production, the design of the C8 leaned heavily towards aviation themes, such as chromed air scoops and vents along with a plethora of machine-turned and polished alloy bits, including visible shift linkage. Combined with more quilted cowhide than normally seen outside of a European handbag store, the effect is stunning — but certainly not subtle. A 5th-place finish at Le Mans in 2009 Racing improves — if not proves — the brand, and Spyker indeed did work to make a mark in contemporary competition. The C8 Double 12R debuted at Sebring in 2002 but failed to finish. Subsequent entries were made at Le Mans, where the C8 Spyder GT2R achieved an impressive 5th place overall finish in the 24 Hours in 2009. The company also branched out into Formula One in 2006, buying the Midland F1 team, the former Jordan Grand Prix outfit. The team s p is ti R he resurrection wilderness — the Bugatti EB110? As a “modern clas- sic” how does it compare to a Ford GT, BMW Z8 or McLaren F1? The McLaren comparative is not as wild as it might seem. Unlike the Ford, BMW or for that matter, Koenigsegg, Spyker did indeed take their car to the racetrack — and with some success. The EB110’s one outing at Le Mans in 1994 went well, but the car failed to finish, so Spyker is one up on that as well. Only the McLaren F1’s record in competition is better, but that’s no surprise. Of the nine U.S. dealers listed on the Spyker website, only two, Spyker of South Florida in Pembroke Pines and Miami, FL, and Blue Grass Motorsport in Nashville, KY, seem to have an active website for Spyker cars. Of those two dealers, only South Florida lists any inven- tory: six pre-owned cars in stock. One of those appears to have been this very vehicle. It’s worth noting that all those used cars have the “Quilted Leather Package” which seems to be the point of the interior, so it’s hard to imagine a Spyker without it. It’s not possible to find new cars, as the company entered bankruptcy in December 2014. While the bankruptcy was overturned in early 2015, Spyker has yet to make their next move or reorganization. craft production, the design of the C8 leaned heavily towards aviation themes, such as chromed air scoops and vents along with a plethora of machine-turned and polished alloy bits, including visible shift linkage. Combined with more quilted cowhide than normally seen outside of a European handbag store, the effect is stunning — but certainly not subtle. A 5th-place finish at Le Mans in 2009 Racing improves — if not proves — the brand, and Spyker indeed did work to make a mark in contemporary competition. The C8 Double 12R debuted at Sebring in 2002 but failed to finish. Subsequent entries were made at Le Mans, where the C8 Spyder GT2R achieved an impressive 5th place overall finish in the 24 Hours in 2009. The company also branched out into Formula One in 2006, buying the Midland F1 team, the former Jordan Grand Prix outfit. The team s p is ti R 2 2 2 a he resurrection wilderness — the Bugatti EB110? As a “modern clas- sic” how does it compare to a Ford GT, BMW Z8 or McLaren F1? The McLaren comparative is not as wild as it might seem. Unlike the Ford, BMW or for that matter, Koenigsegg, Spyker did indeed take their car to the racetrack — and with some success. The EB110’s one outing at Le Mans in 1994 went well, but the car failed to finish, so Spyker is one up on that as well. Only the McLaren F1’s record in competition is better, but that’s no surprise. Of the nine U.S. dealers listed on the Spyker website, only two, Spyker of South Florida in Pembroke Pines and Miami, FL, and Blue Grass Motorsport in Nashville, KY, seem to have an active website for Spyker cars. Of those two dealers, only South Florida lists any inven- tory: six pre-owned cars in stock. One of those appears to have been this very vehicle. It’s worth noting that all those used cars have the “Quilted Leather Package” which seems to be the point of the interior, so it’s hard to imagine a Spyker without it. It’s not possible to find new cars, as the company entered bankruptcy in December 2014. While the bankruptcy was overturned in early 2015, Spyker has yet to make their next move or reorganization. craft production, the design of the C8 leaned heavily towards aviation themes, such as chromed air scoops and vents along with a plethora of machine-turned and polished alloy bits, including visible shift linkage. Combined with more quilted cowhide than normally seen outside of a European handbag store, the effect is stunning — but certainly not subtle. A 5th-place finish at Le Mans in 2009 Racing improves — if not proves — the brand, and Spyker indeed did work to make a mark in contemporary competition. The C8 Double 12R debuted at Sebring in 2002 but failed to finish. Subsequent entries were made at Le Mans, where the C8 Spyder GT2R achieved an impressive 5th place overall finish in the 24 Hours in 2009. The company also branched out into Formula One in 2006, buying the Midland F1 team, the former Jordan Grand Prix outfit. The team s p is ti R 2 2 a S S o Not a blue-chip collectible Ultimately, I think the cars are likely to remain a curiosity rather than a source of great future appreciation. Although, like the Ferrari Testarossa and Lamborghini Countach, at some point their almost post-modern extreme detailing will mark them as the quintessential motoring version of the oversized multi-complication-wristwatch-asfashion-accessory that began appearing in 2000. Although it had barely any mileage at all, our subject still brought nearly its original MSRP after six years, which isn’t tragic. At the time of this writing, a dealer in the Netherlands has two cars on offer, a 2005 C8 Spyder with approximately 23k miles for $203,500 and a 2011 C8 Aileron with just over 10k miles at $328,900. Both prices are near MSRP but would probably be unattainable in the United States. For the extrovert seeking a dramatic fashion statement for his local er he resurrection wilderness — the Bugatti EB110? As a “modern clas- sic” how does it compare to a Ford GT, BMW Z8 or McLaren F1? The McLaren comparative is not as wild as it might seem. Unlike the Ford, BMW or for that matter, Koenigsegg, Spyker did indeed take their car to the racetrack — and with some success. The EB110’s one outing at Le Mans in 1994 went well, but the car failed to finish, so Spyker is one up on that as well. Only the McLaren F1’s record in competition is better, but that’s no surprise. Of the nine U.S. dealers listed on the Spyker website, only two, Spyker of South Florida in Pembroke Pines and Miami, FL, and Blue Grass Motorsport in Nashville, KY, seem to have an active website for Spyker cars. Of those two dealers, only South Florida lists any inven- tory: six pre-owned cars in stock. One of those appears to have been this very vehicle. It’s worth noting that all those used cars have the “Quilted Leather Package” which seems to be the point of the interior, so it’s hard to imagine a Spyker without it. It’s not possible to find new cars, as the company entered bankruptcy in December 2014. While the bankruptcy was overturned in early 2015, Spyker has yet to make their next move or reorganization. craft production, the design of the C8 leaned heavily towards aviation themes, such as chromed air scoops and vents along with a plethora of machine-turned and polished alloy bits, including visible shift linkage. Combined with more quilted cowhide than normally seen outside of a European handbag store, the effect is stunning — but certainly not subtle. A 5th-place finish at Le Mans in 2009 Racing improves — if not proves — the brand, and Spyker indeed did work to make a mark in contemporary competition. The C8 Double 12R debuted at Sebring in 2002 but failed to finish. Subsequent entries were made at Le Mans, where the C8 Spyder GT2R achieved an impressive 5th place overall finish in the 24 Hours in 2009. The company also branched out into Formula One in 2006, buying the Midland F1 team, the former Jordan Grand Prix outfit. The team s p is ti R 2 2 a S o Not a blue-chip collectible Ultimately, I think the cars are likely to remain a curiosity rather than a source of great future appreciation. Although, like the Ferrari Testarossa and Lamborghini Countach, at some point their almost post-modern extreme detailing will mark them as the quintessential motoring version of the oversized multi-complication-wristwatch-as- fashion-accessory that began appearing in 2000. Although it had barely any mileage at all, our subject still brought nearly its original MSRP after six years, which isn’t tragic. At the time of this writing, a dealer in the Netherlands has two cars on offer, a 2005 C8 Spyder with approximately 23k miles for $203,500 and a 2011 C8 Aileron with just over 10k miles at $328,900. Both prices are near MSRP but would probably be unattainable in the United States. For the extrovert seeking a dramatic fashion statement for his local er y y of surrection wilderness — the Bugatti EB110? As a “modern clas- sic” how does it compare to a Ford GT, BMW Z8 or McLaren F1? The McLaren comparative is not as wild as it might seem. Unlike the Ford, BMW or for that matter, Koenigsegg, Spyker did indeed take their car to the racetrack — and with some success. The EB110’s one outing at Le Mans in 1994 went well, but the car failed to finish, so Spyker is one up on that as well. Only the McLaren F1’s record in competition is better, but that’s no surprise. Of the nine U.S. dealers listed on the Spyker website, only two, Spyker of South Florida in Pembroke Pines and Miami, FL, and Blue Grass Motorsport in Nashville, KY, seem to have an active website for Spyker cars. Of those two dealers, only South Florida lists any inven- tory: six pre-owned cars in stock. One of those appears to have been this very vehicle. It’s worth noting that all those used cars have the “Quilted Leather Package” which seems to be the point of the interior, so it’s hard to imagine a Spyker without it. It’s not possible to find new cars, as the company entered bankruptcy in December 2014. While the bankruptcy was overturned in early 2015, Spyker has yet to make their next move or reorganization. craft production, the design of the C8 leaned heavily towards aviation themes, such as chromed air scoops and vents along with a plethora of machine-turned and polished alloy bits, including visible shift linkage. Combined with more quilted cowhide than normally seen outside of a European handbag store, the effect is stunning — but certainly not subtle. A 5th-place finish at Le Mans in 2009 Racing improves — if not proves — the brand, and Spyker indeed did work to make a mark in contemporary competition. The C8 Double 12R debuted at Sebring in 2002 but failed to finish. Subsequent entries were made at Le Mans, where the C8 Spyder GT2R achieved an impressive 5th place overall finish in the 24 Hours in 2009. The company also branched out into Formula One in 2006, buying the Midland F1 team, the former Jordan Grand Prix outfit. The team s p is ti R 2 2 a S o Not a blue-chip collectible Ultimately, I think the cars are likely to remain a curiosity rather than a source of great future appreciation. Although, like the Ferrari Testarossa and Lamborghini Countach, at some point their almost post-modern extreme detailing will mark them as the quintessential motoring version of the oversized multi-complication-wristwatch-as- fashion-accessory that began appearing in 2000. Although it had barely any mileage at all, our subject still brought nearly its original MSRP after six years, which isn’t tragic. At the time of this writing, a dealer in the Netherlands has two cars on offer, a 2005 C8 Spyder with approximately 23k miles for $203,500 and a 2011 C8 Aileron with just over 10k miles at $328,900. Both prices are near MSRP but would probably be unattainable in the United States. For the extrovert seeking a dramatic fashion statement for his local er y of August August 2015 67


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German Profile Column Author 1986 Mercedes-Benz 500SL While the 560SL performed well by U.S. standards, a European 500SL is a sports car with a mild temper by Pierre Hedary Details Years produced: 1980–89 Number produced:11,812 (500SL) Original list price: $42,920 Current SCM Valuation: $21,000–$38,000 (560SL) Tune-up cost: $720 Distributor cap (from Mercedes): $304 Chassis # location: Radiator core support (European models only) Engine # location: Behind left cylinder head on top of block Club: Mercedes-Benz Club of America Website: MBCA.org Alternatives: 1988–90 Jaguar XJS HE convertible, 1984–89 Porsche 911 3.2 convertible, 1985–89 Ferrari Mondial 3.2 SCM Investment Grade: D (560SL) Comps Chassis number: WDB1070461A043322 T his superb Mercedes-Benz 500SL was purchased by the owner from Mercedes-Benz Young Classics in October 2011 and since then has formed part of his private collection. Finished in Diamantblau metallic with black leather interior, it comes complete with factory hard top and black canvas convertible hood. Factory-fitted optional extras include a driver’s airbag, external temperature gauge, limited-slip differential, heated external rear-view mirrors, theft alarm, armrest, air conditioning, headlights washing system, and heated seats for driver and passenger. A true time-warp classic, still retaining its original underseal, this exceptional 500SL convertible is offered with German registration documents and TüV valid until August 2015. One for the connoisseur. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 123, sold for $111,385, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Mercedes-Benz sale in Stuttgart, Germany, on March 28, 2015. I am sure that all owners of very-low-mileage 560SLs are calling each other just like giddy school girls to share the gossip: A conventional R107 Mercedes, with no celebrity connection, rally history or just two miles on the odometer has broken the magic six-digit threshold. No, there is no mysterious AMG twin-cam unit under the hood, nor did it sit in some underground vault for the past 29 years. It is a Plain Jane, box-stock 7,700-kilometers (4,784 miles) Mercedes 500SL. 68 No U.S. market golf club carrier This is the part where I remind you how different the European R107 cars are from the American versions. In 1986, U.S. drivers received the 560SL, which was rated at 225 horsepower and was adorned with all of the boring U.S. “options” (federal bumpers, ugly lights, catalytic converters and mild camshafts) that were required to please the DOT and EPA. In addition, all the fun equipment — the high-output 10:1 compression engine, switchable ignition, trunk spoiler, locking differential and European lights and bumpers — never made it to U.S. showrooms. While the 560SL performed well by U.S. standards, a 500SL with all of the listed equipment is a sports car with a mild temper. Ask anyone who has driven both of them, and the 560SL never comes in first. The 560SL is a great and reliable car, but if I were to present the value difference in another light, the 560SL is a Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais and the 500SL is like a decent Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Now then, I am going to shoot the elephant in the room. I am sure all of the owners of 560SLs are wondering if their 4,999-mile cars are worth $100k. Wouldn’t that be nice? I can already tell you that the regular sales price for a 30,000-mile 560SL is somewhere between $25,000 and $30,000. I can also tell you that a car with around 10k miles is going to sell in the $35,000–$45,000 window — with a few possible exceptions. However, the financial conservatism of the typical 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Lot 152, s/n WDB1070462A100977 Condition: 1Sold at $118,878 Silverstone, London U.K., 9/4/14 SCM# 245307 1986 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Lot 155, s/n WDB1070462A044249 Condition: 2+ Sold at $88,694 Silverstone, Birmingham U.K., 3/28/15 SCM# 264704 1989 Mercedes 560SL Lot SP60, s/n WDBBA48D7KA104436 Condition: 2+ Not sold at $38,560 Collector Car Productions, Ontario, CAN, 4/6/14 SCM# 243314 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams


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American 107 buyer would make a time-warp, ultra-low-mileage example of the 560 a tough sell at anything over $65,000. The only recent exception is SCM# 224679, the 560SL owned by Madonna that sold at Bonhams’ Stuttgart sale in July of 2014 for $94k with commission. And let’s not kid ourselves — it was the celebrity connection that added $75k to the price. The unicorn market no longer a myth The 500SL, however, is handily establishing itself as a six-digit asset. There are three other sales of this caliber involving 500SLs in the past year, but the most sensible of these is the car that sold for $118,000 at Silverstone in London in September of 2014 (SCM# 245307). Although it only had 956 miles, this sale — and our subject car — prove something spectacular: that a $100k market does exist for the crème de la crème of 107s, but the car should be perfect in all regards. Those who get angry and cynical when they learn that a Mercedes- Benz model has appreciated drastically in value would have laughed if I had told them that the $100k unicorn market was real — and one day it would show its horn. The only part of this that bothers me involves a simple rule: Unstable markets are built on drastic changes. Prior to these sales, $50k was a strong price for any R107, including a timewarp car. These drastic changes could be reversed at any minute, so I advise owners of time-warp examples to stay in touch with reality and keep your expectations in check. Just as quickly as the unicorn appears, so can it vanish. This car fit the profile of all the other sales in that it was clean, free of defects and was ready to drive and enjoy. I did pull the data card from Mercedes-Benz. I would have a hard time faulting this car, especially because it has a black interior instead of the typical blue one. If someone was to consider selling a 500SL in similar condition, I would say that the European community (especially the French or the British) would give you this kind of money for it. All 107s are great and usable The typical problem with great cars is that they are often out of reach and totally unaffordable, but this should not be an issue with the 107. It will always be easy to purchase a reliable and fun 380 or 450SL and keep it for decades. Use it often and service it regularly. While you should not buy with an eye towards long-term value growth, I think it is safe to say you won’t lose money buying the right example. There are also some hidden gems in the 107 market, particularly the 280SL with a 5-speed, or the early 350SL. These cars have slipped under the radar and should give you all the pleasure of the $100k 500SL. Don’t overlook the SLC either, as it is a rock-solid grand tourer. The good news is that even a full sorting will come out under the $50,000 mark on any nice example. If this sale teaches us anything, it is that we should stop waiting to buy the cars of our fantasies and purchase now. While you are waiting, I will be banging gears on my best mate’s Euro 280SL 5-speed. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) August 2015 69


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American Profile 1970 Ford Mustang R-Code Fastback This car — a cheap, fast sleeper back in 1970 — is now worth more than the pricey 1970 Mach 1 Mustang by Dale Novak Details Years built: 1965–70 (fastback models) Number built: 45,934 (in 1970) Original list price: $3,924 (with R-code speed options) Current SCM Valuation: $31,000–$46,000 Tune-up cost: $300 Distributor cap: $20 Chassis # location: VIN plate on lower left dash Engine # location: Above starter (part number and date code only, no VIN stamp on block) Club: Mustang Club of America More: www.mustang.org Alternatives: 1970–72 Plymouth 440 ’Cuda, 1968–72 Pontiac GTO, 1967–69 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 0T02R138094 • 1970 Ford Mustang R-code fastback • 428-ci Cobra Jet V8 engine • 4-speed manual transmission • Complete frame-up restoration just completed • Power disc brakes • Steel wheels with dog-dish hubcaps • One of one factory black/black with console R-code car • One of four factory black/black R-code cars • Elite Marti Report with window sticker SCM Analysis This car, Lot 2459, sold for $97,000, including buyer’s premium, at Leake’s Dallas, TX, auction on April 17, 2015. And then it wasn’t sold. Although this car is back on the market — more on that later — it still has an interesting story. If we dive into the evolution of the Ford Mustang, we can watch as it progressed from a nifty — and wildly popular — 4-seater coupe and convertible to an all-out street bruiser with the introduction of the pinnacle Boss 429. The Mustang was the first Pony Car, and Ford caught the top brass at General Motors and Chrysler with their assembly lines down when the first Mustang rolled off the factory floor on March 9, 1964. The new Mustang would go viral — long before the Internet, Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram were twinkles in programmers’ eyes — by old-fashioned wordof-mouth and Mad Men-created television commercials which debuted simultaneously on all three networks at 9:30 p.m. (for you younger readers, we only had three television networks back then). Ford sold over 22,000 Mustangs on the very first day they arrived on the showroom floors. Sales just sped up 70 from there, with dealers peddling 263,434 units by the end of 1964. A Texas chicken farmer takes notice In 1965, Ford asked Carroll Shelby to transform the Mustang into something very special — a car that more people could afford than his side-winding Cobras. The Cobra was, after all, totally impractical as an everyday driver. The new Mustang coupe gave Shelby a chassis to tinker with, but it wasn’t until the beautifully designed fastback model debuted that the 1965 Shelby Mustang would be born. Ford’s Mustang was sporty and could now be ordered with the punchy K-code 289-ci, 271-hp engine — and even a GT package — but gearheads gravitated to the Shelby model if they wanted the hottest car on the street (or track). Mr. Ford wants more of the action As the Mustang continued to trend forward with added engine choices and a body that continued to keep up with the times, so did team Shelby. Buyers continued to plop down large sums of cash for the tweaked drivetrains, suspension upgrades and muscular styling Shelby offered. By 1967, the bean counters at Ford took a closer look at the bottom line. After all, Ford was building the cars that were supplied to Shelby. Ford engineers thought they could capture more of the high-performance market by stepping up their game with the sporty Mustang platform. That said, by 1968 the Ford Motor Company had nearly taken over the Shelby model, and most Shelby purists consider the 1967 Shelby Mustang as the last “true” Shelby Mustang. 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Lot S168, s/n 9T02R151100 Condition 1Sold at $64,200 Mecum Auctions, Schaumburg, IL, 10/12/13 SCM# 228267 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Lot S107.1, s/n 0F05M118871 Condition 2+ Not sold at $65,000 Mecum Auctions, Kansas City, MO, 12/5/14 SCM# 256594 1969 Ford Mustang GT Lot 700, s/n 9T02R174281 Condition 1Sold at $88,000 Barrett-Jackson, Reno, NV, 8/8/13 SCM# 227233 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Leake Auction Company


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Enter the 1969 Mach 1 The Shelby Mustang continued to be sold through 1970. However, by 1968, Ford designers in Dearborn were busy stealing out of the Shelby playbook. By adding a few faux intake air vents, a new “shaker” hood option, rear wing, hood pins, hood and rocker graphics and some inboard driving lights, they transformed the somewhat ordinary sportroof (aka fastback) Mustang into a highperformance street car with a plethora of engine options. They called it the Mach 1. The all-new 1969 Mach 1 took off in dealer showrooms. Performance-hungry buyers were lining up to stick their hands in the muscle car toy box, and all of the Big Three were now fully engaged in the race for more horsepower, more engine options, more stripes, hood scoops and tire-smoking fun. As the options list grew, so did the price tag. Still, even a decked-out Mach 1 would sell for far less than a Shelby, and buy- ers quickly learned that you could get all the performance you wanted for less. That dynamic put the last nail in the coffin for the 1969/1970 Shelbys. Savvy buyers knew which boxes to check. The subtle, street-smoking sleeper Most guys in the late 1960s and early 1970s wanted a performance car to look like one — meaning that they wanted cool wheels, racing stripes, hood scoops and the upgraded badge on the fender. But some buyers simply wanted a tactical street car. They cared only about performance — not impressing the girls at the Biff Burger on a Saturday night. Everyone knew that plenty of Mopars cruising the boulevards were absolute street killers in accountant’s clothing. The same went for COPO Camaros that looked like 6-cylinder Plain-Janes, with very little badging to reveal the deep-breathing monster lurking underneath the hood. Ford buyers could follow the same game plan. They just ordered a Mustang without all the bells and whistles — but also checked the boxes for a full lunchbox of goodies that would smoke a decked-out SS 350 Camaro. Even better, by 1970 the Mach 1 Mustang had ditched the faux side scoops and inboard headlights. The GT package was no longer available. So, a guy wanting to build a street sleeper in Mustang clothing could order a rather ordinary Mustang with all the nasty, stealthy performance he wanted. It’s not a Mach 1 Our subject car is not one of the aforementioned Mach 1s. It’s not even a GT (which was not available in 1970). The original buyer of this Mustang simply wanted to go fast — and probably in a straight line. While he didn’t order the top engine package, he did order the car with the stout R-code 428 Cobra Jet (instead of the top-tier Super Cobra Jet) and the close-ratio 4-speed transmission. He also added power front disc brakes (better than a parachute), a center console and the wide Goodyear tires. Other than that, the options list was slim, and the grand total, when sold new, came to $3,924.70. Sure, it’s rare, but is it super valuable? By the Marti Report, the car is one of one as-built. While that fact is interesting, it really doesn’t stack up much more value. The one-of-one factor for our Mustang is because the car has a center console. Still, not many were ordered in black either, as the report shows that only 10 R-code cars — sans the Mach 1 package — were ever built. Given all this, our subject car is a rare build, but some of the same factors that applied 45 years ago may apply today — although inversely. Because this car is much rarer than a Mach 1 these days, it’s also now more expen- sive than a Mach 1 these days. Plenty of buyers for our subject car would likely rather own a similarly equipped Mach 1 — but with a drag-pack rear axle option — and it will cost them far less to get there. Mach 1 cars were more expensive back in the day compared with a sleeper build, but now they’re cheaper. A rare sleeper I’ve seen other 1969 and 1970 Plain-Jane sleeper Mustangs sell for less, and for more than a comparably equipped Mach 1, but most of them have been GTs (1969). Finding Mustangs like our subject car is incredibly rare, as most buyers drove off the lot with a Mach 1. That said, this one is most certainly rare, but the overall package lacks some of the visual sizzle you’d expect for a big-dollar muscle car. However, it certainly is sinister-looking in black with the shaker hood and the police-style hubcaps, which adds to the weapons-grade appeal. It’s a base-model muscle car “look” that is rather revered today, and this one was ordered out of the factory that way. July 2015 71 From a condition standpoint, this is a great car. The paint was reported to be superb, and the overall restoration is at the highest level. As reported, the car was finished about 10 days prior to being sold at the Leake auction, so it’s as fresh as you’ll ever find. It appears that all aspects of the car are top-notch, and that includes the chassis. Comps are thin on the ground, as we need to compare other non-Mach 1s and GTs with at least a Q-code 428 (the entry-level 428 in 1969 and 1970) to even come close to a like-kind transaction. That’s not going to be easy. By the books, a very well-done R-code Mach 1 will chime in at about $65,000 to $95,000 in comparable condition. But a matched-up Mach 1 will be somewhat plentiful — and this car isn’t a Mach 1. The SCM Platinum Auction Database shows only one comp that even comes close, but it’s a 1969 GT with the 428 under the hood (SCM# 227233). That car sold for $88,000 at Barrett-Jackson’s Reno auction on August 8, 2013. Otherwise, all of our comps will be Mach 1s, which are far more common than a special-order 1970 “sleeper style” Mustang. It is hard to determine whether the car was initially well bought or sold based on past sales. We know the sale unraveled after the auction. I do know that (as of press time) the car is listed as sale pending at a wellknown Midwest classic car dealer with a listing price of $124,995. While the final sale price at the dealership is confidential, I do believe that the high bid achieved at Leake’s sale was just about spot-on given the additional buyer’s premium, which would have ratcheted the total up to a crisp $97,000. By my playbook, anything over $100,000 would be considered well sold, and under that figure a reasonably fair deal for both the buyer and seller, given the rarity and quality of the restoration. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Leake Auction Co.)


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American Profile The Cumberford Perspective Racers rule — so By Robert Cumberford 1 S emon “Bunkie” Knudsen wasn’t President of Ford for long. Probably he didn’t take enough ex-GM troops with him to Lido — Iacocca’s political snakepit in Dearborn — and he tried too hard, too soon. But he achieved his major product success at Ford by including Larry Shinoda, a dyed-in-thewool Californian real racer (Bonneville hot rod records, pit crewman for a few Indy 500 winners), in his skeleton crew of usurpers. Shinoda’s Mustangs were seriously different from the originals, and if they were bigger and heavier, they had more punch, visually and mechanically and were far more serious than the skimpy reclothed Falcons of 1964½. This understated, huge-tired, drag racer/ spec car is a prime example of the second generation and — to my mind — the best-looking of all Mustangs. It is the design that inspired the last two iterations, just as the 1969 model inspired GM’s last two Camaros. The inset hubcaps give an impression of exceptionally wide wheels. The recapitulation of the three-rectangle taillights, a high grille and very slim bumpers keep Mustang identity clear without complex side treatments — or any need for multiple chrome trim parts or paint schemes. This is a truly excellent American design, not yet compromised by illconsidered government regulation. ♦ 2 3 7 4 6 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 The fastback roof is beautifully profiled and sensitively sculpted, the bestever for the Mustang. 2 The Cobra Jet Ram Air “shaker” air intake was a big signifier for drag raceoriented big-block engine versions of the Mustangs. 3 The central bump, raised windsplit and pointed plan view of this model are all characteristic Bill Mitchell design cues Shinoda absorbed in his GM years. 4 They really don’t make ’em like this anymore. The blade bumper is elegantly slim and artfully supported visually by “skid blades” beneath the transverse bar. 5 Only two headlamps, tucked into the grille. The place for outer lamps was left blank for weight savings, presumably, as some Mustangs of this body generation had four lamps. 6 No way around it: These tall-sidewall tires, painted wheels and button hubcaps look supremely tough and purposeful, aesthetically far better than styled alloys for a car intended for hard, straight-line running. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 These plastic JC Whitney door-edge protectors are a nasty interruption of the flow, but they do clearly describe the lower body cross section in these photos. 8 Mirrors are nicely shaped, but rather small given rear visibility restriction by the big C-pillar and relatively narrow backlight... 9 ...which is itself slightly inset from the theoretical exterior surface. 10 Tail surface tips up to form a spoiler lip, allowing a big flat area on which to placed well-spaced Mustang letters. 11 This is not an actual 1964½ bumper, but visually it is as close as possible, down to bolt placement and license plate cut-out. 12 Notice how high the sill is 9 8 10 5 on this car, perhaps a way to assure good weight transfer for drag racing? Road racingoriented Boss 302s sat a lot lower to the ground. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) The car may be cited as “triple black,” but the interior is not quite black enough. The candy-striped housing for the strap-on tachometer is awful, and that plastic fake wood on the console could do with some piano-black finish. The economy-car origins of the first Mustangs show up in the simple door panels, uncomfortable-looking seats and sedan-style steering wheel. 11 7 12 72 Sports Car Market


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Race Car Profile 1962 MGB Sebring Lightweight Buyers are now more careful about what they buy — particularly in the lower ranges of value by Thor Thorson Details Years produced: 1962–67 (Series 1) Number produced: 387,675 (Sebring racers: three) Original list price: $2,700 Current SCM valuation: $21,000–$30,000 Cost per hour to race: $600 Chassis # location: Tag on firewall Engine # location: Tag on right side of block Club: American MGB Association More: www.mgbclub.org Alternatives: 1960–61 Alfa Romeo SZ-1, 1956–59 Porsche 356A Carrera, 1963 Abarth Simca 2000 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: GHN3L112 A s they faced a relative failure at Sebring in 1963, MG was hoping that 1964 would bring a change in fortune for the proud marque. By this time, the MGB had been on sale for over a year, and MG was hoping to add to the car’s image with some success at international racing events. Abingdon took note of the success that Kjell Qvale, of British Motor Cars Distributors, experienced in San Francisco in 1963, where they had finished 7th overall behind a streak of Ferraris, and he hoped that Qvale and his team could bring the success they were looking for in 1964. BMC instructed Qvale to modify a trio of stock MGBs with upgraded components that had been sent over from MG in the U.K. and to build the cars to competition specifications. This included adding aluminum front fenders, an aluminum bonnet, a boot lid, and aluminum doors fitted with Perspex windows. Competition-specification 4-cylinder engines were delivered to Qvale and immediately rebuilt by Joe Huffaker, the head of the competition department at BMCD, who added new pistons, revised porting, and his own custom-made camshafts. These engines were fed by dual gas tanks, and multi-speed windshield wipers were fitted to combat the possibility of rain. As they were British cars campaigned by an American distributor with factory support, deciding on a racing livery for the three cars was quite simple: red, white and blue. For Sebring, the white number 46 would be driven by Jack Flaherty and Jim Parkinson, while Jack Dalton and Ed Leslie would be behind the wheel of the red number 47 and Jim Adams and Merle Brennan would pilot the blue number 48. Although the MGs got off to a good start 74 when the green flag was dropped, they faced fierce competition from a pair of factory-supported Porsche-Abarth Carreras, and the team hoped that they would outlast the cars over the following 12 hours. Twelve hours after the start, the remaining MGs fin- ished 3rd and 4th in class, with the red number 47 car taking 17th overall and the blue number 48 car taking 22nd overall, which were good results for the two cars from Abingdon. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 220, sold for $88,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s Andrews Collection auction on May 2, 2015. The first rule of both antiques and car collecting has always been: “What was special then is special now; what was ordinary then may be rare now, but collectible? Not so much.” So what do we make of a very special variant of a common-as-dirt car like an MGB? How much value and desirability can history and some special factory parts give to a car that makes most people stifle a yawn? I first wrote about this car in the fall of 2004 (December 2004, “Race Profile,” p. 42) after my friend Butch Gilbert sold it at RM Monterey for $104,500, and it is interesting to revisit it 11 years later. The car itself hasn’t changed a bit. I don’t think it has even seen substantial use in those years, but I will argue that the market has changed and continues to change relative to the assumed value that a competition résumé gives to an otherwise ordinary car. I don’t mean to besmirch the MGB at all. It was an excellent car that was designed, produced, and sold as an affordable sports car that provided the greatest value to the greatest number of customers. In 1962, they sold Sports Car Market Austin-Healey 3000 Mk 1 BT7 Lot 156, s/n HBT7L13442 Condition 1 Sold for $71,500 Gooding & Co., Scottsdale, AZ, 1/17/15 SCM# 256821 1963 MGB competition Lot 10, s/n GHN36543 Condition 3 Sold for $26,800 H&H Auctions, Duxford, U.K., 4/24/14 SCM# 243488 1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super Bollo d’Oro Lot 438, s/n 10526AR330454 Condition 2 Sold for $29,799 Bonhams, Paris, FRA, 2/6/14 SCM# 232441 Darin Schnabel ©2014, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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new for $2,700, about the same as a mid-line Chevy Bel Air. They were stylish, comfortable, dependable, fast enough, and state of the art, with unibody construction, roll-up windows and a top that actually kept the rain out and most of the heat in on a cold day. They sold a ton of them: more than half a million between 1962 and 1980 if you include the variations that evolved. The MGB ended up being probably the most successful English sports car in history. They just weren’t very exciting — they were the blind date your aunt set you up with: pretty, competent, everybody’s friend — but where was the hormone rush? Anything but ordinary But I digress. The MG division of BMC had a long and proud his- tory of racing success and had every intention to continue it with the new MGB. Their motto at the time was “Safety Fast,” and with the vast majority of their market in the U.S., it made sense to try for a high-profile result in an American race like Sebring. The international FIA rules in place for Sebring were much more permissive than SCCA production rules would allow, so the three cars destined to run there in 1964 got aluminum bonnets, doors, and boots (trunk lid), dual gas tanks, a factory close-ratio transmission, and a host of minor-but-special bits to make it a proper racing car. Aside from the Weber carburetor and headers, the engine looked stock outside, but inside had every go-fast part and trick that the factory and Joe Huffaker could come up with. The three Sebring cars were anything but ordinary. Brought all the way back As the new century dawned and “Y2K” panic faded to a memory, Butch Gilbert, an MG and Elva restoration and racing guru of serious repute, decided to track down the original three Sebring MGBs. He was successful in finding two of them, the red one and the blue one (white disappeared somewhere in the 1980s), and set about restoring them to their original glory. Both had lost their aluminum body panels and distance racing parts — which were not legal for U.S. 0, about the same as a mid-line Chevy Bel Air. They were stylish, comfortable, dependable, fast enough, and state of the art, with unibody construction, roll-up windows and a top that actual for $2,700, about the same as a mid-line Chevy Bel Air. They were stylish, comfortable, dependable, fast enough, and state of the art, with unibody construction, roll-up windows and a top that actually kept the rain out and most of the heat in on a cold day. They sold a ton of them: more than half a million between 1962 and 1980 if you include the variations that evolved. The MGB ended up being probably the most successful English sports car in history. They just weren’t very exciting — they were the blind date your aunt set you up with: pretty, competent, everybody’s friend — but where was the hormone rush? Anything but ordinary But I digress. The MG division of BMC had a long and proud his- tory of racing success and had every intention to continue it with the new MGB. Their motto at the time was “Safety Fast,” and with the vast majority of their market in the U.S., it made sense to try for a high-profile result in an American race like Sebring. The international FIA rules in place for Sebring were much more permissive than SCCA production rules would allow, so the three cars destined to run there in 1964 got aluminum bonnets, doors, and boots (trunk lid), dual gas tanks, a factory close-ratio transmission, and a host of minor-but-special bits to make it a proper racing car. Aside from the Weber carburetor and headers, the engine looked stock outside, but inside had every go-fast part and trick that the factory and Joe Huffaker could come up with. The three Sebring cars were anything but ordinary. Brought all the way back As the new century dawned and “Y2K” panic faded to a memory, Butch Gilbert, an MG and Elva restoration and racing guru of serious repute, decided to track down the original three Sebring MGBs. He was successful in finding two of them, the red one and the blue one (white disappeared somewhere in the 1980s), and set about restoring them to their original glory. Both had lost their aluminum body panels and distance racing parts — which were not legal for U.S. bits bits for the blue car had been carefully preserved, and Butch was able to reinstall them. The red car was restored with fewer original parts. After racing them as a pair in several high-profile vintage events, it was time to move on, so they were both sold at the RM Monterey auction in 2004. Both cars returned by far the highest sales prices ever seen for an MGB, but the red car sold for $60,500 — a fraction of what the blue one made. Shifts in the market In 2004, the most desirable street MGB in the world (ex-Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane) made about $19,000, so the blue Sebring car made a collector’s premium of about five times normal. In 2015, the same car sold for $88,000, while SCM’s Pocket Price Guide shows $30,000 for the best MGB, so the collector’s premium has dropped from five times to three. Meanwhile, the premium for buying an Alfa GTA (basically an alumi- num-bodied racing GTV) versus a GTV has remained about constant at five times normal, and the premium for a Porsche 356 Abarth versus a street 356 has skyrocketed. Something important is going on here. I propose that two major factors have changed in the market over the past decade or so: First, the market has matured, and second, it has softened substan- tially in the past year. When I say matured, I mean that buyers are far more careful about what they buy and why they buy it — particularly in the lower ranges of value. There was an optimistic attitude 10 years ago that anything rare or special was prima facie a good investment and would at minimum hold its value. I don’t see that any more. In the “ordinary mortals” side of the market, what you can do with a car and how it presents to the world means more — and its imagined historical importance means less than it used to. Even the sexiest MGB is going to suffer in this context. Second, it is my opinion that except for the 1% cars, the market peaked between one and two years ago, and it is now in general if gentle decline. It’s still a good time to buy, but buy cars to use, not to hold. The best MGB — but still an MGB ,000 MGB? There is no doubt that it e MGB in the world, and it is still cheap story and performance. In 1964, this ebring to two Porsche-Abarths and shed well ahead of an Alfa TZ — but t is still an MGB. Was it well bought or well sold? The verdict depends on he intent of the buyer: As a fun and important vintage racer it was fairly bought; as an investment it was very ell sold. ♦ Introductory description courtesy M Sotheby’s.) w for $2,700, about the same as a mid-line Chevy Bel Air. They were stylish, comfortable, dependable, fast enough, and state of the art, with unibody construction, roll-up windows and a top that actually kept the rain out and most of the heat in on a cold day. They sold a ton of them: more than half a million between 1962 and 1980 if you include the variations that evolved. The MGB ended up being probably the most successful English sports car in history. They just weren’t very exciting — they were the blind date your aunt set you up with: pretty, competent, everybody’s friend — but where was the hormone rush? Anything but ordinary But I digress. The MG division of BMC had a long and proud his- tory of racing success and had every intention to continue it with the new MGB. Their motto at the time was “Safety Fast,” and with the vast majority of their market in the U.S., it made sense to try for a high-profile result in an American race like Sebring. The international FIA rules in place for Sebring were much more permissive than SCCA production rules would allow, so the three cars destined to run there in 1964 got aluminum bonnets, doors, and boots (trunk lid), dual gas tanks, a factory close-ratio transmission, and a host of minor-but-special bits to make it a proper racing car. Aside from the Weber carburetor and headers, the engine looked stock outside, but inside had every go-fast part and trick that the factory and Joe Huffaker could come up with. The three Sebring cars were anything but ordinary. Brought all the way back As the new century dawned and “Y2K” panic faded to a memory, Butch Gilbert, an MG and Elva restoration and racing guru of serious repute, decided to track down the original three Sebring MGBs. He was successful in finding two of them, the red one and the blue one (white disappeared somewhere in the 1980s), and set about restoring them to their original glory. Both had lost their aluminum body panels and distance racing parts — which were not legal for U.S. bits for the blue car had been carefully preserved, and Butch was able to reinstall them. The red car was restored with fewer original parts. After racing them as a pair in several high-profile vintage events, it was time to move on, so they were both sold at the RM Monterey auction in 2004. Both cars returned by far the highest sales prices ever seen for an MGB, but the red car sold for $60,500 — a fraction of what the blue one made. Shifts in the market In 2004, the most desirable street MGB in the world (ex-Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane) made about $19,000, so the blue Sebring car made a collector’s premium of about five times normal. In 2015, the same car sold for $88,000, while SCM’s Pocket Price Guide shows $30,000 for the best MGB, so the collector’s premium has dropped from five times to three. Meanwhile, the premium for buying an Alfa GTA (basically an alumi- num-bodied racing GTV) versus a GTV has remained about constant at five times normal, and the premium for a Porsche 356 Abarth versus a street 356 has skyrocketed. Something important is going on here. I propose that two major factors have changed in the market over the past decade or so: First, the market has matured, and second, it has softened substan- tially in the past year. When I say matured, I mean that buyers are far more careful about what they buy and why they buy it — particularly in the lower ranges of value. There was an optimistic attitude 10 years ago that anything rare or special was prima facie a good investment and would at minimum hold its value. I don’t see that any more. In the “ordinary mortals” side of the market, what you can do with a car and how it presents to the world means more — and its imagined historical importance means less than it used to. Even the sexiest MGB is going to suffer in this context. Second, it is my opinion that except for the 1% cars, the market peaked between one and two years ago, and it is now in general if gentle decline. It’s still a good time to buy, but buy cars to use, not to hold. The best MGB — but still an MGB ,000 MGB? There is no doubt that it e MGB in the world, and it is still cheap story and performance. In 1964, this ebring to two Porsche-Abarths and shed well ahead of an Alfa TZ — but t is still an MGB. Was it well bought or well sold? The verdict depends on he intent of the buyer: As a fun and important vintage racer it was fairly bought; as an investment it was very ell sold. ♦ Introductory description courtesy M Sotheby’s.) 75 75


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Next Gen Profile 1993 Toyota Supra “The Fast and the Furious” Stunt Car In the end, what the buyer got for his $200k is a dripping-cool piece of motion-picture history by Jeff Zurschmeide Details Years produced: 1993–98 Number produced: 11,475 Original list price: $33,900 Current SCM Valuation: $6,200–$13,500 Tune-up cost: $200 Distributor cap: $13 Chassis # location: Dash, door sill and engine bay plates Club: Toyota Owner’s Club Club website: www.toyotaownersclub.com Alternatives: 1989–2000 Nissan 300ZX, 1990–2001 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4, 1991–2002 Mazda RX-7 SCM Investment Grade: C Comps 1966 Plymouth Barracuda (used in “Fireball 500”) Lot 5058, s/n BP29D65131501 Condition 3Sold at $137,500 Chassis number: JT2JA81J6P0004581 “T he Fast and the Furious” movie franchise took movie car chase scenes to new levels of intensity, with an array of automotive stunts that helped make it an over-the-top success. One of the star cars of “The Fast and the Furious” is the Toyota Supra driven by the late actor Paul Walker, who portrayed undercover police officer Brian O’Conner. Like any movie involving car stunts, more than one version of this car was built, including a “hero” car for close-up scenes and others designed and built to perform the actual stunts. This 1993 Toyota Supra was built for “The Fast and the Furious” by Eddie Paul at The Shark Shop in El Segundo, CA. Paul is a 40-year veteran of creating the wildest props, spectacular stunts, special effects, and the most memorable custom and nostalgic vehicles ever to appear onscreen, making the Shark Shop the natural choice to supply cars and stunts for “The Fast and the Furious.” This Supra was featured throughout the movie, in- cluding the final race scene between Walker’s character and that of fellow actor Vin Diesel. During the climactic scene, Walker drives this Supra head-to-head against Diesel’s Dodge Charger in a race to a railroad crossing where both cars jump the tracks just in time to miss an oncoming train. Just as the action appears to calm down, Vin Diesel’s character collides with a semi, flipping the Charger over the Supra as it cruises ahead. The Supra is equipped with 76 a 2JZ-GE 3.0-liter, 220-hp inline-6 engine and 5-speed manual transmission, with power augmented by twin Holley Performance nitrous oxide bottles mounted in the rear compartment (not attached). The car was expertly reinforced to withstand the rig- ors of stunt work, including heavy-duty suspension, a full roll cage, competition seats and a Jaz Products fuel cell. “The Fast and the Furious” fans will recognize the car’s Bomex body kit and APR wing, Dazz alloy wheels with Yokohama rubber and wild graphics by Modern Image of San Diego, California. This high-profile movie stunt car is listed in the Redline Productions list with serial numbers of cars that served duty in the filming of “The Fast and The Furious.” SCM Analysis This car, Lot S157, sold for $199,800, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum’s Indy Auction in Indianapolis, IN, on May 16, 2015. Buying a movie car is one of the greatest gambles in the car-collecting world. Generally speaking, you’re going to get a base model that has been tarted up to look like the hot rod model from 50 feet away at 50 mph. Movie producers usually make several more-or-less identical cars for filming — and then they sell the cars at the end of production. In the best case, you will buy a “hero car,” which is 1985 Ferrari Modena California Spyder (used in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”) Lot S163, s/n GT1651 Condition N/A Sold at $246,100 Mecum Auctions, Monterey, CA, 08/15/2013 SCM# 227497 Sports Car Market Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 01/10/2015 SCM# 256748 1967 Ford Mustang “Eleanor” (used in 2000 film “Gone in 60 Seconds”) Lot S117, s/n 7R02C173895 Condition 2- Not sold at $380,000 Mecum Auctions, Austin, TX, 12/31/2014 SCM# 256552 Steven Pham, courtesy of Mecum Auctions


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used for close-up shots with the actors. A hero car is usually in better condition, with more attention to detail, but it will still be a base model with cosmetic modifications to look like the car the script specified. With that in mind, all movie cars are a special case for collectors, because what you’re paying for is not really the car, but the provenance. Depending on the movie, that provenance can get very expensive. If you wanted the Aston Martin DB5 that Sean Connery drove as James Bond in “Goldfinger,” that would have cost you a cool $4.2 million when it sold back in 2010. On the other hand, you could have bought the “Family Truckster” 1979 Ford LTD wagon that Chevy Chase drove in “National Lampoon’s Family Vacation” for a mere $35,000 in 2013. The price of a given car generally reflects the popularity of the movie in which it appeared. Smoking tires and red-hot box office In terms of movie car sales, this 1993 Toyota Supra is a pretty big deal. This is the hero car used in the climactic final race scene of the original installment of “The Fast and The Furious,” which was released in 2001 and became a huge hit. “The Fast and the Furious” spawned a massive, hugely popular franchise. Universal spooled off six sequels (more are on the way) and has raced to the bank with almost $4 billion. All this speed, stardust and money fueled a boom in movie cars and tribute copies. This car was actually driven by the late Paul Walker, one of the “The Fast and the Furious” franchise’s major stars, which makes it even more special. Way more show than go But what is this car, really? The answer is a base-model 1993 Toyota Supra Mk IV, with a 220-horsepower normally aspirated engine and a 5-speed manual transmission. It’s not the hot rod twin-turbo model sporting 320 horsepower and 315 pound-feet of torque and a bulletproof 6-speed transmission. What this car did on film was movie magic. It’s pretty easy to make 60 mph look like 120 mph on film. Still, the Supra has had some serious modifications for its role, includ- ing a roll cage, race-inspired interior, aluminum door panels, racing gauges, and a fuel cell with dual nitrous oxide bottles installed but not actually plumbed into the engine. The outside is unmistakable as “The Fast and the Furious” machine. It features a body kit, lurid side graphics, and a double-decker boy-racer wing that would be the envy of a World War I fighter pilot. The auction listing also states that the car has a heavy-duty “stunt suspension” — although what that means exactly is unclear. All the work was done at a reputable shop in California with a long his- tory of making movie cars, so let’s assume it was done right. The car will be drivable, and maybe even enjoyable, but it won’t turn any 10-second quarter-miles with the stock engine under the hood. This car has already taken first place in its class at the Detroit Autorama hot rod show, and its future is likely to be more of the same. That’s what you do with a car like this, because if you change it in any way, you destroy its value. In the end, what the buyer got for his $199,800 is a dripping-cool piece of motion-picture history. Take away that provenance and you’ve got a $10,000 car — if you’re lucky. What will the future hold in terms of value? That depends entirely on the staying power of the “Fast & Furious” movie series, which is a cash-generating monster and one of the most popular worldwide movie franchises in history. This just might have been a good buy for a car that is more Hollywood glitz than Street go. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Mecum Auctions.) August 2015 77


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Market Reports Overview Demand and Supply The market moves right along, and a Mexican VW dealer supplies some much-needed Beetle nostalgia Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet, $7,645,000—RM Sotheby’s, p. 84 2. 1934 Packard Twelve 1108 coupe, $4,180,000—RM Sotheby’s, p. 86 3. 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ town car, $3,630,000—RM Sotheby’s, p. 86 4. 1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica LWB Coupe Aerodinamico, $2,860,000—RM Sotheby’s, p. 86 5. 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, $1,842,500—RM Sotheby’s, p. 84 6. 1938 Packard Eight 1601 cabriolet, $1,760,000—RM Sotheby’s, p. 88 7. 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 Bertone drophead coupe, $1,320,000—RM Sotheby’s, p. 84 8. 1931 Marmon Sixteen convertible, $1,320,000—RM Sotheby’s, p. 86 9. 1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Exclusive Study concept car, $1,210,000—RM Sotheby’s, p. 90 10. 1955 Bentley R-type Continental sport saloon, $1,127,500—RM Sotheby’s, p. 84 Best Buys 1951 Willys Jeep custom wagon, $9,720—Dan Kruse Classics, p. 140 80 2004 Volkswagen Beetle Mexico Copilco Edition 2-dr sedan, sold at $9,504 at Dan Kruse Classics, San Antonio, TX auction By Tony Piff A 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB cabriolet was the most expensive car at RM Sotheby’s sale of the Andrews Collection in Fort Worth, TX — and the most expensive car in this issue — at $7.7m. The 78 lots sold without reserve for combined $52m. In West Palm Beach, FL, Barrett-Jackson sold 516 of 523 consignments for $21.6m. A 2006 Ford GT came out on top at $319k. Sales totaled $4.7m at Worldwide Auctioneers’ Houston Classic, with 66 of 87 cars changing hands. In the top slot was a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at $715k. Across the pond in Duxford, U.K., H&H sold a 1929 Bentley 4½ Litre Le Mans tourer for $825k. Forty of 84 cars went home to new garages for a combined $4.1m. And 20 minutes from SCM World Headquarters, sales totaled $501k at Silver’s springtime Portland auction. Of 73 consignments, 41 hammered sold, with a 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser on top at $52k. Tony’s Market Moment: Volkswagen concluded air- cooled Beetle production in Mexico in 2003 with a limited run of 2,999 retro-styled Última Edicións. (By this time, remember, the Mexico Beetle had fuel injection, electronic ignition and even a CD player.) Demand far exceeded supply, so Mexico City dealer VW Copilco added period touches to some regular production air-cooled Bugs and released their own Copilco Edición. One of these Copilco Beetles sold at the Dan Kruse San Antonio sale in late March for $9,504. Enthusiasts in Mexico dismiss Copilcos as wannabe Dan Kruse Classics San Antonio, TX March 28, 2015 Snoqualmie, WA April 4, 2015 Duxford, U.K. April 15, 2015 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL April 17–19, 2015 Kansas City, MO April 23–25, 2015 Mecum April 24–25, 2015 Morphy Portland, OR Las Vegas, NV April 25, 2015 Worldwide Auctioneers Montgomery, TX April 25, 2015 Fort Worth, TX May 2, 2015 Auctions America Auburn, IN May 7–9, 2015 $0 $5m $15m 1: National concours standard/perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition $30m SCM 1–6 Scale Condition Rating: 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts Últimas, just as most SCMers would probably regard a dealer-built “Shelby.” Fair enough. Still, for a domestic VW completist who already has a split-window, an ovalwindow, some minibuses and $10k to spend, I think a retro Mexico Beetle from the new millennium would make a pretty sweet conversation piece. ♦ $45m $60m RM Sotheby’s Silver $8.4m $501k $614k $4.7m $52m H&H Lucky Sales Totals of Auctions in This Issue $736k $860k $2.3m $21.6m 4. 1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica LWB Coupe Aerodinamico, $2,860,000—RM Sotheby’s, p. 86 1941 Packard Super Eight 180 sedan, $27,500—RM Sotheby’s, p. 88 1960 Fiat Jolly beach car, $77,000—RM Sotheby’s, p. 84 1960 Ford Galaxie Sunliner convertible, $53,900—Worldwide Auctioneers, p. 104 Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Fort Worth, TX RM Sotheby’s — The Andrews Collection Star car and top lot was the 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB cabriolet by Pininfarina, sold at $7.6m Company RM Sotheby’s Date May 2, 2015 Location Fort Worth, TX Auctioneer Max Girardo Automotive lots sold/offered 78/78 Sales rate 100% Sales total $52,070,700 High sale 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB cabriolet by Pininfarina, sold at $7,645,000 The last SWB Superamerica built — 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB cabriolet, sold at $7,645,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Carl Bomstead Market opinions in italics tion into one of the finest and most varied in the country. They focused on the best of the best, as illustrated by their 1928 Mercedes-Be 680S Saoutchik Torpedo roadster, which won of Show at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’ RM sold that car at auction last year for $8.25m. W hen Paul Andrews sold his elect company to Berkshire Hathaway in it enabled Andrews and his son Chris to grow their car collec- On May 2, RM Sotheby’s offered 78 no-reserve lots from the Fort Worth, TX Andrews Collection. The setting was the Andrews’ private car museum, Panther City Classic Autos in Fort Worth, TX. The collection was varied, with many unique cars. One of my favorites was the unrestored 1941 Packard Sport Brougham by LeBaron. Documentation showed that it appeared today just as it had in 1972’s “The Godfather.” The new owner certainly has a fficult decision: clean it up and use it or restore it and promote its lywood connection? At $27,500, it was one of the least expensive cars of the sale by far. The famed “Mars” 1935 Duesenberg SJ Town Car sold for a respect- able $3.6m, although the SCM Platinum Auction Database indicates the Andrews paid a bit more than that ($4.4m) when they acquired it in 2007. Herb Newport designed the Duesenberg with Mae West in mind, but she did not take it, and the car soon caught the eye of Ethel Mars (of candy bar fame). A bit flamboyant and not to everyone’s taste — then or now — but a historic Duesey indeed. The star of the auction was the 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB by Pininfarina. After some back-and-forth with a phone bidder and one in the room, it hammered sold for $7,645,000 (including commission). The buyer in attendance was victorious, and congratulations rained down from all corners. The car was in exceptional condition, and the unquestioned provenance justified its record price. The Andrews family kept about 20 cars for rallies and driving events, and the build- 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ town car, sold at $3,630,000 82 ing was not for sale, but the extensive mascot collection is still available as a package. The Andrews did not say where they will focus their attention next, but whatever they do, I am sure it will be impressive. ♦ Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Fort Worth, TX ENGLISH #194-1953 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 Bertone drophead coupe. S/N LML504. Eng. # VB6E501230. Crimson/ black fabric/red/cream piping. Odo: 23,216 km. One of two Bertone-bodied DB2/4 dropheads produced. Given as gift by employees to president of promotional products company Brown & Bigelow. Has commemorative plaque with names of 60 sales managers who contributed to gift. Subsequent owner installed Shelby Cobra motor. Original motor rebuilt and reinstalled. Car restored some 20 years TOP 10 No. 7 gine clean and tidy; red and black interior is newly installed. The hottest factory AustinHealey produced. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $170,500. The Le Mans performance kit was also offered by dealers but without the highcompression pistons. As such, the Heritage Certificate is key, as the original 640 factorybuilt examples bring a well-deserved premium. With the documentation, the price paid here was market-correct. #249-1959 LISTER-CHEVROLET back but still presents well. Complete with picnic hamper and tool set. Unusual Aston Martin styling is an acquired taste. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,320,000. I watched this sell at Gooding’s 2009 Pebble Beach sale for $1.65m (SCM#141200). Before that it sold at RM’s 2007 Ponder Collection sale for $847k (SCM#44889). Some days the dog don’t hunt, and this was one of them. One of the few cars at the Andrews Collection that did not provide a nice return. #208-1955 BENTLEY R-TYPE Continental sport saloon. S/N BC67LD. Eng. # BCD66. Black/maroon leather. Odo: 27,818 km. Later R-type with desirable 4.9-liter motor. One of 208 built between 1952 and ’55. Original lightweight bucket seats show expected age and wear. Engine clean but worn. Paint and trim also showing a bit of age. TOP 10 No. 10 Goodwood, along with numerous podium finishes. Restored but presents in as-raced condition with crinkles and dings. Scary-fast. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $412,500. I watched this sell at RM’s 2013 Phoenix sale for $528k (SCM# 222352). Prior to that it was a no-sale at Bonhams’ September 2011 Goodwood sale, bid to $417k (SCM# 186514). Well bought today, but it will take a talented driver to tame the power under the bonnet. GERMAN Car cost $18,000 when new. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $1,127,500. This sold a bit under the expected money, but that was most likely due to the slightly aging condition. A reasonable transaction, and I hope new owner enjoys the elegant patina as-is. Ready for the Copperstate or Colorado Grand. #224-1956 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100M Le Mans. S/N BN2L233008. Red & black/red fabric/red & black. Odo: 42,027 miles. One of only 640 true factory-built 100M Le Mans competition roadsters. Package included larger carbs, high-lift cam and louvered hood with leather strap, among other enhancements. Documented with BMIHT Certificate. Has been well preserved but passed its prime. En- 84 TOP 10 No. 5 #201-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 19804210002439. Anthracite Grey/black fabric/ black leather. Odo: 741 miles. A very attractive 300SL Roadster that was properly re- KNOBBLY racer. S/N BHL127. Dark green/black leather. RHD. One of about 50 “Knobbly” Listers built by Brian Lister and one of 16 that were Chevrolet powered. Known for curvaceous and bumpy bodywork. One of the fastest 1950s racing cars. Knobblystyle bodywork added at later date. Recent two-time winner of Sussex trophy at California golf community as transportation to the clubhouse. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $77,000. These show up with regularity, and the price paid here is the going rate for one in decent condition. Even though the price paid was under the auction’s $90k–$125k estimate, I think all is square here. TOP 10 No. 1 #222-1962 FERRARI 400 SUPERAMERICA SWB cabriolet. S/N 3309SA. Eng. # 3309SA. Black/black hard top/red leather. Odo: 50,510 miles. 1962 Geneva and New York show car. The last SWB Superamerica built and the only SWB with covered headlamps. Fitted with removable hard top. Raced by original owner on the salt at Bonneville. Restored in 2005 by marque expert to highest standard. Well documented and Ferrari Classiche certified. Cond: 1-. stored and awarded Best in Class at Amelia in 2004. Continues to present well. Extensive ownership history. Very minor signs of age, but nothing serious. Excellent panel fit and leather interior to high standard. A strong example that has been well maintained. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,842,500. Last seen at Gooding’s March 2010 sale, where it realized $571k (SCM# 160007). It sold for a whole lot more this time around. These have been climbing steadily for years but appear to have leveled off a bit recently. Well bought and sold. ITALIAN #247-1960 FIAT JOLLY beach car. S/N 100032743. Light green/green & white/white leather. Odo: 48 miles. Restored about 10 years ago with leather covers over the wicker seats. A few obvious paint touch-ups. Modern stereo added. Was used in BEST BUY SOLD AT $7,645,000. Last seen at RM’s May 2010 sale, where it realized an above-estimate $3.8m, which we called “correct” (SCM# 162392). A few short years later and a far different market, the Andrews are on the right side of the ledger by a few million. Spirited bidding between telephone and winning bidder who was in the room. Expensive but in line with current Ferrari market. Sports Car Market


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Fresh Meat by Chad Tyson RM Sotheby’s Fort Worth, TX Online sales of contemporary cars 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish coupe TOP 10 No. 4 BEST BUY #196-1963 FERRARI 400 SUPERAMERICA LWB Coupe Aerodinamico. S/N Date sold: 06/04/2015 eBay auction ID: 301647308062 Seller’s eBay ID: mcarcompany Sale type: Used car with 808 miles VIN: SCFLDCFP4EGJ00738 Details: Birch Silver over Obsidian Black leather; 6.0-liter V12 rated at 565 hp and 457 lb-ft, 6-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $213,467, Buy It Now MSRP: $326,830 (as equipped) Other current offering: Cleveland Motorsports in North Olmstead, OH, offering a 988-mile, Stratus White over Sandstorm leather 2014 Vanquish coupe for $309,630. 2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 coupe 5029SA. Eng. # 5029. Silver/red leather. Odo: 2,068 km. The 15th of only 18 Series II longwheelbase examples produced. Properly maintained and finished in Grigio Argento with red leather interior. Restored in the late 1990s and recently received a full service by noted marque specialist. A spectacular design. Cond: comprehensive restoration. Spectacular interior woodwork. Split windshield and vee’d headlamp were Dietrich styling features. Peb- 1-. SOLD AT $2,860,000. I watched this 400 Superamerica sell at Gooding’s 2008 Arizona sale for $1.3m (SCM# 48739), and prior to that it sold at Bonhams’ Gstaad 2005 sale for $560k (SCM #402101). This time it sold well below the expected $3.5m–$4.5m, but certainly above that acquisition price. All said and done, this was one of the few “buys” at the auction. AMERICAN TOP 10 No. 8 #200-1931 MARMON SIXTEEN convertible. S/N 16144705. Eng. # 16694. Maroon & silver/tan canvas/ Date sold: 03/17/2015 eBay auction ID: 121579731927 Seller’s eBay ID: scottsdalebentley Sale type: Used car with 326 miles VIN: ZHWUC1ZD6ELA03036 Details: Bianco Isis over Nero Ade leather; 6.5-liter V12 rated at 691 hp and 508 lb-ft, 7-sp auto, AWD Sale result: $428,000, Buy It Now, sf 20 MSRP: $397,500 (base) Other current offering: Lamborghini Newport Beach in Costa Mesa, CA, is asking $439,900 for a LP7004 2014 Aventador in Arancio Argos with 2,342 miles. 2015 BMW M4 coupe Date sold: 04/09/2015 eBay auction ID: 261830937031 Seller’s eBay ID: discountvinylwarehouse Sale type: Used car with 4,000 miles VIN: WBS3R9C56FK331640 Details: Frosted blue vinyl wrap over black leather; 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged I6 rated at 425 hp and 406 lb-ft, 6-sp manual, RWD Sale result: $75,000, 2 bids, sf 66 MSRP: $64,200 (base) Other current offering: Reeves Import Motorcars in Tampa, FL, has a Silverstone Metallic over Silverstone leather M4, with six miles, for $81,740. ♦ 86 Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,320,000. Last seen at RM’s 2007 Meadow Brook sale, where it realized $726k (SCM# 46012). Prior to that it sold at RM’s 2005 Arizona sale for $457k, and we said it would “hold its value” in the long run (SCM# 37202). No kidding! A rare documented Sixteen wearing striking styling that has been properly restored. What’s better than that? Another strong Full Classic. #233-1934 PACKARD TWELVE 1108 coupe. S/N 901968. Eng. # 901979. Mint green/green fabric. Odo: 45,814 miles. One of only five Individual Custom Stationary Coupes thought to still exist. Known ownership since new, with recent TOP 10 No. 2 Sports Car Market maroon leather. Odo: 195 miles. A stunning restoration by marque expert and one of eight known convertible coupes. Once part of famed Atwell Collection. Modern heads installed for durability and performance but appear 100% correct externally. Paint to perfection. Engine bay sparkles. A delightful CCCA Full Classic. used as a Chicago taxi and also once part of the Harrah Collection. A bold design, to say the least. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $3,630,000. This was last seen at RM’s Monterey 2007 sale, where it sold for $4.4m (SCM# 46244). It was stated that “two determined bidders” had to have it, but that was not the case here, and it sold for a far more realistic price. #198-1938 LINCOLN MODEL K coupe. S/N K9314. Eng. # K9314. Black/black leather/tan leather. Odo: 2 miles. The last of 12 produced in this body style. Reportedly once owned by King Hussein of Jordan. Recent restoration to high standard. Much of interior trim original, with expected patina. ble Beach Best in Class. Arguably the most striking closed American Classic built. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $4,180,000. A 1934 Dietrich Individual Custom stands on the top rung of desirability and value. They come to market rarely, and the price for an example such as this is immaterial compared to the opportunity to acquire one. Expensive, but if you have to have it, you have to step up. #231-1935 DUESENBERG MODEL SJ town car. S/N 2582. Black/black fabric/black ostrich leather. Odo: 1,419 miles. Coachwork by Bohman & Schwartz. Designed for Mae West, but she declined the car due to cost or impatience with its creation, and it was sold to Ethel Mars. One of just 36 factory supercharged SJs and one of about 10 custom-bodied examples still around. Once TOP 10 No. 3


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RM Sotheby’s Fort Worth, TX Has a full trunk but lacks rumble seat, so seating is limited to two. Has not been shown. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $231,000. The SCM Platinum Auction Database shows this sold at a 1998 Coys auction for $78k (SCM# 6101) and on eBay in February of 2006 for $99k (SCM# 40885). Better price here, but considering the cost of restoration, I doubt there was a profit. An example of the large delta between Lincoln V12s and Packard V12s. To my mind, a stunning car at a reasonable price. TOP 10 No. 6 #234-1938 PACKARD EIGHT 1601 cabriolet. S/N 16012039. Eng. # A311499A. Dark green/beige canvas/olive green leather. Odo: 19,134 miles. One-off coachwork by Swiss designer Hermann Graber. The 1939 International Geneva Motor Show car. Junior Eight Packard with split windshield, skirted wheels and tailfin on rear deck lid. Stunning recent restoration that won a full-blown restoration. I would vote for keeping as-is, but at the very reasonable price paid, a restoration could be justified. Anxious to see what happens. #253-1953 CHEVROLET BEL AIR con- vertible. S/N C53B088834. Red/tan vinyl/red & white vinyl. Odo: 52 miles. 236-ci I6, 1-bbl, auto. A wonderful restoration with straight panels and exacting fit. Fitted with AM radio, heater, and driver’s spotlight. “Blue Flame Six” motor and Powerglide. Engine spotless, Original motor and transmission are with car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $869,000. Price paid was a touch under the low estimate, and as such I will call it well bought. A very desirable tour car and welcomed on any of the major rallies. Would be a hoot to drive through the Colorado mountains. #250-1953 PONTIAC CHIEFTAIN De- luxe Custom Catalina 2-dr hard top. S/N P8XS31497. Laurel Green & Milano White/ green & white vinyl & cloth. Odo: 53,601 miles. 268-ci I8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. An interesting model that was only offered in 1953. Laurel Green and Milano White were the only colors offered. Wears an older restoration with more recent rebuild of engine and transmission. Complete with sun visor, fender skirts and its class at 2011 Pebble Beach Concours. An exceptional design. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,760,000. Junior Packards usually do not receive the acclaim of the Super Eights and Twelves, but this is the exception. Price was as expected and to my mind a bit under the money. Just hope the new owner continues to show the car so others can enjoy. #257-1941 PACKARD SUPER EIGHT 180 sedan. S/N 14522063. Black/ tan fabric. Odo: 74,855 miles. One of only 99 originally made and only 30 thought to still exist. Documented as being in the 1972 film “The Godfather.” Wears original paint and interior. Miles thought to be accurate. Body surprisingly solid with no rust or rot evident. Appears complete and ready for the next step. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $27,500. New owner has a decision to make: clean up and make road-worthy or get carried away in BEST BUY with all the correct markings and decals. Limited use since restoration. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $74,250. Price paid was up there for a ’53 Bel Air convertible, but so was the quality of restoration. I doubt you could do it for the price paid. Still, bet the new owner soon wishes it had a V8 under the hood. #219-1953 CUNNINGHAM C3 Vignale coupe. S/N 5206. Black & cream/tan leather. Odo: 46,182 miles. 392-ci V8, 4x1-bbl, 5-sp. A Cunningham factory prototype and the first Vignale-bodied C3. Total C3 production was nine cabriolets and 18 coupes. Restored in 2004 with Halibrand bolt-on wheels added. Very acceptable paint and brightwork, but showing a little age. Five-speed and ’57 Chrysler Hemi added at later date. Participated in numerous tours such as Colorado Grand. push-button AM radio. Miles thought to be from new. Shows signs of age and mild use but will be a delightful Friday night cruiser. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $33,000. This was a sleeper in the midst of the million-dollar offerings. At the price, the seller can enjoy using it right away and move it down the road when the time comes without taking a hit. Very well bought. TOP 10 No. 9 #235-1955 LINCOLN INDIANAPOLIS Exclusive Study concept car. S/N 58WA10902. Orange/black & white leather. Odo: 1,023 miles. 341-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. The 1955 Turin Auto Show car. Fifteenyear-old restoration still shows well with a few minor buffing marks. Unique fold-down dash. Created to demonstrate Boano’s skill and talents to Ford. Ended up with Henry Ford II. Rumor “suggests” Ford gave the car to Errol 88 Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Fort Worth, TX Flynn. Debuted at 2001 Pebble Beach Concours, with numerous awards following. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,210,000. This was last seen at RM’s November 2013 New York sale, where it was a no-sale when bid to $1,550,000 (SCM# 231702). Prior to that it sold at Gooding’s 2006 Pebble Beach sale for $1,375,000 (SCM# 42595). This is a case of a unique and well-known car being overexposed. In hindsight, they should have taken the $1.5m bid in 2013, as it is now a bit shopworn. #218-1957 DUAL-GHIA convertible. S/N 162. Maroon/black fabric/tan leather. Odo: 145 miles. 230-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. An exceptional Dual-Ghia restored to perfection. Excellent panel and door fit with paint that sparkles. Engine bay clean and tidy. Only 117 produced added to the Oldsmobile option list. Rarely ordered and even more unusual on the top-ofthe-line 98. Also equipped with dual exhaust, power brakes, top, antenna, and windows. With air. Older restoration shows some age. Paint very nice but lacking luster. Engine close. Also fitted with special bucket seats. Most body moldings eliminated. Restored with new 1958 Coupe DeVille frame. Was on cover of 1998 Cars & Parts magazine. Was a retirement gift to Harley Earl. Little to fault here. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $324,500. The $400k–$600k estimate was rather aggressive, and the price paid is more in line with reality. Yes, it’s an unusual Cadillac, but hard to picture it at half a million. clean and tidy. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $187,000. Oldsmobile won five Grand National races with Richard Petty before the company left NASCAR. J-2 package was a $83 option and not recommended for street use. It is not known how many cars were ordered with the J-2, but it makes the package today. Price paid was not unreasonable considering the rarity. #216-1958 CADILLAC ELDORADO between 1956 and 1958. The best example I have seen. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $429,000. Price paid was up there, but so was the quality. The premium was well deserved, and I doubt the buyer has any regrets. If you want the best... #206-1957 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE 98 J-2 convertible. S/N 579 M22578.Sapphire Mist & Victoria White/white vinyl/blue & white leather. Odo: 249 miles. 371-ci V8, 3x2bbl, auto. The J-2 option with three 2-barrel carbs was created for NASCAR and later Biarritz “Raindrop” prototype convertible. S/N 58G049932. Red/white vinyl/white leather. Odo: 91 miles. 365-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. One of three “raindrop” prototypes produced and one of two remaining. When rain would strike the humidity sensor, the top would #242-1963 MESKOWSKI SheratonThompson dirt racer. S/N 255231. White & red/black leather. MHD. 255-ci I4, 2-bbl, other. Built by Walt Meskowski. Two shock absorbers on all but left rear wheel. Upswept frame and belly pan. Five dirt-track wins in 1964. Driven by A.J. Foyt. Offenhauser engine. Restored in 1988 and won the AACA National Senior award the same year. Maintained in very nice condition. A piece of racing history. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $577,500. Would certainly be a hit at vintage racing events. Price paid was at the low end of expectations, but it’s a deep and narrow market. Just hope the new owner gets it back on the track. #191-2005 FORD GT coupe. S/N 1FAP0S05Y400375. Red/black leather. Odo: 806 miles. 5.4-L supercharged V8, 6-sp. Ordered with three options and “stripe delete.” One of 4,038 built during two-year production run. Only 800 miles from new and maintained in as-new condition. Cost $140k when new. A 10-year-old car that is showroom fresh. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $330,000. Ford GTs have been bringing strong money, and this was a strong example. Condition tells the tale, and this one had it in spades. Well bought and sold. © Sports Car Market Subscribe to SCM Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends today and become a collector car insider www.sportscarmarket.com 90 Sports Car Market ™


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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL Barrett-Jackson — Palm Beach 2015 In all, 28 lots sold above the $100k mark Company Barrett-Jackson Date April 17–19, 2015 Location Palm Beach, FL Auctioneers Assiter Auctioneers: Tom “Spanky” Assiter, lead auctioneer Automotive lots sold/offered 516/523 Sales rate 99% Sales total $21,573,940 High sale 2006 Ford GT, sold at $319,000 Buyer’s premium 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL convertible, sold at $159,500 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Dale Novak Market opinions in italics sale, the crowds swell and the auction floor gets more jammed — so much so that this time I had to wander around the arena to wait for a seat to open up. Attendance grew to over 60,000 at this April’s auc- B tion, a 30% increase over 2014. The number of bidders increased by 28% to just over 1,200. arrett-Jackson certainly has a knack for taking things to the next level. Every year that I attend their Palm Beach The three-day event kicks off with an opening gala. There’s great food, an open bar and live music — all included with your bidder or consignor package. As always, Barrett-Jackson sold a few cars for charity, generating nearly $1m for worthy causes. The most memorable charity moment was pro wrestler Hulk Hogan ripping his shirt off to help a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 resto-mod make it to $150k. Topping the non-charity high sales was a 2006 Ford GT at $319k. A 2012 Palm Beach, FL Ferrari 458 Spider came next at $308k. A 2009 Spyker C8 Laviolette turned heads when it sold for $220k (see the profile, p. 66), and a modestly restored 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL rolled across the block for $160k. In all, 28 lots sold above the $100k mark. Sales Totals Down at the affordable end, a 1953 MG TD roadster found $42k, a 1984 Porsche 911 coupe went for $28k, and a 1978 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce changed hands at $8,800. In the oddball department, a 1973 Volkswagen Thing in lessthan-perfect condition sold for a remarkable $31k, and a 2004 Panoz Esperante coupe made $24,200. The sale generated $21.6m among 516 vehi- 1990 Ferrari Testarossa coupe, sold at $95,700 92 cles. That’s down from the record $24.6m earned at Palm Beach last year. Still, Barrett’s mostly noreserve format continues to be a winner — they consigned and sold more cars than ever, and the sell-through rate held at a rock-solid 99%. ♦ $30m $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL DUTCH #409-2009 SPYKER C8 Laviolette coupe. S/N XL9BA11G39Z363223. Orange/ black leather. Odo: 495 miles. Presents asnew, with only minor nits to pick. Barely used with less than 500 miles on it. Some very minor wear from age and limited use. Cond: 1-. little to fret over. The assumption here is that Hendrick bought the car at Mecum Indy and turned a humble profit selling it in Palm Beach. Perhaps the wrong car for Mecum Indy, but the right car for Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach. No harm done if a retail buyer purchased it. SOLD AT $220,000. Completely hand-built in the Netherlands. Given the original sticker price of $235k, not much depreciation here, so I’d have to consider this one well bought and sold. (See the profile, p. 66.) ENGLISH #93-1953 MG TD roadster. S/N TD29155. Green/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 3,711 miles. Gaps inconsistent but acceptable. Welldone restoration is aging; seats are worn and soiled. Comes with side curtains that are dirty and dingy. Fisheyes, dust, orange peel and GERMAN #429-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 121042109500514. White/ red cloth/red leather. Odo: 65,687 miles. Driver’s door out. Chrome lightly pitted throughout. New seats and carpet. Shows well with nice paint; not much to pick on other than some fish-eyes and light scratching and polishing marks. Very greasy underneath. Hood closed, so no inspection available. Cond: 3+. budget paint job. Cloudy gauges. Vent window trim is dented. Dry spray and fisheyes. Solid body. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $14,850. Last sold at Mecum Indy in May of 2014 for $14,040 (SCM# 254744). If you own one in good shape, this is about what you can expect it to fetch at sale time. #39-1973 VOLKSWAGEN THING con- some runs in the paint. Lack of attention to detail around the gas tank area. On the verge of a #3+. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $41,800. A very nice example that found correct money for its condition. The iconic color combination was the icing on the cake. No harm done. Well bought and sold. #436-2005 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT Twin Turbo coupe. S/N SCBCR63W35C026333. Pewter/black leather. Odo: 41,560 miles. Part of the Hendrick Collection. Some weatherstripping is faded. Lightly used overall but presents nearly as a new car with only light use showing. Driver’s seat is worn; not much else to fault. Well kept and highly cared for. Documented service per CARFAX with two previous owners and no accident history. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $70,400. Last seen at Mecum’s May 2014 Indianapolis sale, selling for $59,400 (SCM# 253402). This 41,560-actualmile car was in excellent condition with very 94 SOLD AT $159,500. We all know that the foreign-car market has been on a tear and that two-comma cars will bring up the value of their lesser cousins. As 300SL Gullwings and Roadsters have marched up, the 190SL market has also done well. Will it continue? That’s the crystal ball question. Believe it or not, this was actually slightly well bought in the current market. #403-1963 PORSCHE 356B coupe. S/N 123919. Slate Gray/red vinyl. Odo: 63,486 miles. Small blemish in passenger’s door. Certificate of Authenticity. Nice engine bay, but it does show wear and corrosion, and trunk lid has been painted over. The rear glass drip 4+. SOLD AT $30,800. Last sold for $14,300 at Barrett-Jackson’s Orange County sale in June of 2012 (SCM# 210148). This time it found all the money and then some. All I can figure is that it must’ve looked really good under the bright stage lights. Very well sold. #624.1-1977 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL convertible. S/N 10704412037574. Blue/blue Sports Car Market vertible. S/N 1833022883. Yellow/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 71,661 miles. Touchups throughout. Quickie respray for the interior yellow body panels with lots of masking issues. Body putty in the doors. Some dents in the front. Custom bumpers. Lots of road rash. Door handles are pitted. Newer seats. Cond: channels could be better. Numbers-matching, and the seals and gaskets have all been replaced. Some wrinkles in interior panels and plenty of scratches in the paint. The rear quarter-panel is blistering. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $71,500. Early Porsches continue to find new ground, but one has to wonder how long they can continue climbing. These are sought-after cars but not terribly hard to find, as there are a few at nearly every large-scale auction. This one was in good shape but not stellar and would be best suited for tours and rallies. Well sold. #21-1971 VOLKSWAGEN SUPER BEE- TLE convertible. S/N 1512200560. Orange/ black cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 25,103 miles. Driver’s door out. Engine trunk lid not centered. Old cracking weatherstripping. Driverlevel chrome, but still presentable. Older


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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL cloth/blue leather. Odo: 257,988 miles. Wellweathered example used in the movie “Jobs.” High miles. All the trim is faded, aluminum is heavily oxidized. Interior is in good shape given the miles. The rear hard-top glass is cracked. Masking issues with good paint in good shape, given the miles. Wheels are marred from curb rash. Cracked weatherstripping. Delaminating paint. Some small overall but by no means to Mercedes-Benz specifications. Good body. A driver-level example. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $11,000. Steve Jobs made headlines for buying new Mercedes SLs and driving them without plates. He would trade in the car for an identical one about every six months, because California state law allowed you six months to title and tag the car. Like most movie cars, this one was no beauty. Rough all over and not much to find alluring. Drive it until the wheels fall off. #658-1984 PORSCHE 911 coupe. S/N WP0AB0910ES120760. White/black leather. Odo: 182,157 miles. A well-weathered driver. Aftermarket radio. Headlamp trim is dented. Passenger’s door out. Has sunroof. Interior is chips. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $27,500. The Porsche market has been very active lately, and with that come all sorts of cars entering the market. While this was a good car that seemed reasonably solid, the high miles would scare me away. These head studs can become brittle and break off—I know that from experience. Sold ahead of the market. I would have kept my powder dry for a better example. #314-1987 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL convertible. S/N WDBBA48D9HA069536. Black/black hard top/tan vinyl. Odo: 80,260 miles. Chrome is nice but shows scratches. Fitted with a “toupée” style dash cover but looks nice with a good fit. Factory paint is very well kept with some touch-ups. Chip guard on rockers. Newer seats. Presents well for 80,000 miles. Well cared for and it shows. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $27,500. If you were looking for a nice SL to use as a Sunday driver, this very well could be the one. Sold ahead of the market, but still a nice car as a driver, so enjoy it. #228-1988 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SEC conversion convertible. S/N WDBCA45D2JA394026. Black/black cloth/gray leather. Odo: 10,336 miles. A coupe converted to a convertible. Seats are aged and slightly baggy. Paintwork and touch-ups throughout. Some blisters 96 Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL on the header frame. Some of the interior items are lightly faded. Ding in the passenger’s fender. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $18,700. The conversion was well done and overall the car presented well. It was nothing more than a super-nice driver, but with under 11,000 miles on it, one that would likely be easy to own. About two times 560SEC money, so the conversion paid off. Well sold. ITALIAN #158-1959 FIAT JOLLY beach car. S/N 110147301. Red/striped cloth/wicker. Odo: 4,735 miles. Presents well at first glance but unwinds quickly. Poor quality overall with a fluff-and-buff-style presentation. Orange peel all over the paintwork with some dents in the nose. Paint is peeling off in some spots. Poor small rust spots forming under the nose emblem. Recent service with paperwork. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $95,700. This car reportedly sold for $96,250 at the Hollywood Wheels Amelia Island sale in March. It sold here for a small loss when you factor in the cost of consignment and transportation. (Naturally, that does not include any costs the seller may have incurred just during the brief ownership period.) The market has spoken for this example. bodywork. The top is falling apart and needs attention. Fairly rough overall. Ready to use or restore. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $51,700. Not a bad car, but it had plenty of needs and would be a good candidate for a full-blown restoration. These can find far bigger prices, but for the condition, this was all the money and then some. #616-1978 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER Ve- loce. S/N AR115410003624. Black/tan vinyl/ tan vinyl. Odo: 70,999 miles. Fairly rough driver-level Spider. Passenger’s door out. Pleasant, but no longer high luster. Touch-ups. Rear taillight chrome trim is all peeling away. fender. Very well kept overall. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $59,400. Spot-on retail money for the miles and condition, but it was probably more fun to buy it at Barrett-Jackson than at the local Ferrari dealer. In nice shape with only modest nits to address if you want it perfect. AMERICAN #440-1937 CORD 812 phaeton. S/N 31735F. Yellow/maroon leather. Odo: 33,424 Newer seats. Fuzzy dash cap. Dents all over the hood, with poor paint prep. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $8,800. This Alfa showed plenty of needs, but as it was one of the credit-card sales of the day, let’s hope it was mechanically good. It sure looked good in the photos. Well sold. #414-1990 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFSG17A4L0085441. Red/black leather. Odo: 40,332 miles. One you could easily drive. Somewhat weathered. Differ- August 2015 97 #161-1997 FERRARI F355 Spider. S/N ZFFXR48A2V0109335. Yellow/black cloth/ black leather. Odo: 18,298 miles. Seat bolster worn, as is the bottom of leather seat. Convertible top in nice condition. Protective film on nose. There are some touch-ups and a couple of shoe scuffs on the rocker panels. Small chips in the paint on the rear passenger’s ences in surfaces reveal paintwork on various body panels; more orange peel on the resprayed portions. Seats show wear in line with mileage. Stone chips and touch-ups. Some


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Glovebox Notes 2015 Mini Cooper S sedan Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM garage. HHHHH is best. Price as tested: $36,050 Equipment: 189-hp, 207-lb-ft, 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo I4, 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters EPA mileage: 26/33 Likes: Gorgeous Electric Blue Metallic paint. Typical Mini sportiness while darting through city traffic. Four adults fit, with adequate headroom for the rear passengers, too. The additional storage space over the 2-door Mini (13.1 cubic feet compared with 8.7 cubic feet) means I don’t have to put my groceries next to me in the front seat. Good variation in driving dynamics between Green, Mid and Sport settings. Harman/Kardon premium sound belts out tunes loud and clear. Dislikes: Two doors too many. This is an odd mash-up of the Cooper S and Countryman. Yes, the increased usability is a bonus, but the awkward front entry and ungainliness of the four mini-doors mitigate that bonus. Due to the shorter front doors, you have to shift around a very thick B-pillar and plop down into the seat, rather than just getting in. I did not appreciate the $1,500 automatic transmission option or the $250 John Cooper Works steering wheel. The cheapest option on this car was $100 for black bonnet stripes. Fun to drive: HHH½ Eye appeal: HH½ Overall experience: HHH Verdict: I like the wonderful 2-door Cooper S and therefore dreaded the added weight of additional doors on this model, so perhaps my expectations were low — but I smiled often behind the wheel here. It helps that I didn’t have to look at the side profile of the car while driving. The Green driving mode was as economical as ever, and Sport mode was smiles for miles through the Oregon countryside. When checking out this car for purchase, watch out on the options — over 30% of this car’s price was in optional equipment. That said, it’s tough to find a car this small and fun that fits four adults reasonably. miles. Touch-ups with poorly matched paint. Well worn interior. Presents as a tour car that has been used. Fisheyes and masking issues. Terrible wiring and thrown-together fuel lines, quite the mess underneath. A driver in all regards. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $165,000. Nosaled twice a year ago, bid to $133k at Mecum Indy in May of 2014 (SCM# 254043), and to $120k at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach in April, where I inspected it (SCM# 243181). I did not remember the car this time but rated it exactly the same as before. The $45k jump in a single year indicates the health of the market. Well bought and sold. #438-1954 KAISER-DARRIN 161 road- ster. S/N 161001393. Yellow/yellow leather. Odo: 3,833 miles. 161-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Very nice presentation. Panel gaps are inconsistent but normal for the build. Tidy trunk. Seats are a little lumpy. Clean underhood with modern hose clamps. Nice chrome. Fisheyes in hood. Door fit is skewed. Driver’s side repair in the front grille. Small scuff on the pocket door from opening and closing. Formerly owned by have been done better. Replaced glass. Orange peel on the nose of the car; paint is otherwise very nice. Scratches in the brightwork. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $71,500. For 1969, you could get the 396 with 265 hp, 325 hp, 350 hp or 375 hp — as this one had. It presented well and was obviously a very fresh restoration. Just shy of a #1 rating, and maybe with a little more attention to detail it will climb the value ladder. As bought, a fair deal for buyer and seller. #170-1970 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 coupe. S/N 124870L521867. Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 46,148 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 5-sp. Driver-level Z/28 updated with 5-speed; comes with the original automatic. Some of the trim is well weathered. Scratched-up steering column. Driver’s door is tight. Some interior panels have been spray painted. Painted surface micro-blistering in the white stripes. Dutch Darrin. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $165,000. Previously sold at Barrett-Jackson in January of 2009 for $176k (SCM# 119327) and recently at the Hollywood Wheels sale in March at Amelia Island for $140k (SCM# 264387). These rare, stylish cars have been ringing the bell lately. Not many years ago, these were $50k cars on a good day. Heck, I can recall when you could buy them for $10k. Sold at market for one of the best out there and perhaps even slightly well bought. #474.1-1969 CHEVROLET CHEV- ELLE SS 396 2-dr hard top. S/N 136379B39 1330. Blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 90,948 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Fresh restoration to high standards. Lots of attention to detail but oddly lacking in attention in some areas. Chalk marks showing. Lumpy seats. Has the smog equipment and proper overspray on intake. Some metal portions of the dash could — Chad Tyson Some small body patches found in the rear wheelwells. Jerry MacNeish certified. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $45,100. Good colors on this Z/28. MacNeish certification is important, since there are plenty of fakes out there—it seems like every vintage Camaro on the road is an SS or Z/28. By the condition alone, this was a nice example as a local show car or driver, but the buyer paid up for it. I think $45k could buy a better example, so I’ll call this one well sold. © 98 Sports Car Market


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Worldwide Auctioneers Montgomery, TX Worldwide Auctioneers — The Houston Classic A 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 with understated silver paint and like-new interior and engine bay rumbled to $715k Company Worldwide Auctioneers Date April 25, 2015 Location Montgomery, TX Auctioneer Rod Egan Automotive lots sold/offered 66/87 Sales rate 76% Sales total $4,729,870 High sale 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, sold at $715,000 Buyer’s premium Said to be one of three retaining factory-original engine and drivetrain — 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe, sold at $715,000 10%, included in sold prices Report by Jon Georgiadis Market opinions in italics the cars, and everyone had the chance to view the offerings. And quite an assortment it was, from Brass Era machines to pre-war Full Classics to ’50s Americana and European sports ca to ground-pounding muscle to modern exotics. P ouring rain started off Worldwide’s Houston preview day, soaking e thing in sight. But by mid-mo the skies cleared, the covers ca Montgomery, TX uston Classic Auction is now in its 14th year and takes place in conjuncion with the Concours d’Elegance of Texas. Against the backdrop of La Torretta Lake, the beautiful cars stand proud on the groomed lawn. A pre-auction cocktail party on Friday night kickstarts the excitement for Saturday’s sale. The quality of consignments was excellent. Prices looked marketcorrect for the most part, with some cars finding very strong prices and a fair number selling under estimate. Some sellers got especially lucky, and ome buyers did, too. Total sales came in just over $4.7m, and 66 of the 87 lots sold. The top- selling car was a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in perfect condition with understated silver paint and like-new interior and engine bay. The Camaro sold for $715k, right in the middle of its pre-sale estimate. Next was a superb 1972 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino in red over tan, sold at a market-correct $407k. An extremely rare factory supercharged 1967 Shelby GT350 completed the podium at $281k. One lucky bidder paid just $9,350 for a 1919 Buick H45 tourer. At just a third of the low estimate, it was one of the best deals of the day. My favorite by far was a 1959 Mercedes- Beautifully restored and a Platinum winner at 2012 Concorso Italiano — 1972 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino Spyder, sold at $407,000 100 Benz 190SL. As 190SL values continue going up, so does the quality of the restorations. This one was restored by the renowned shop Rudi & Company. Considering the caliber of work, the $116k price tag was a tremendous bargain. ♦ Sales Totals $10m $8m $6m $4m $2m 0 Sports Car Market 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011


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Worldwide Auctioneers Montgomery, TX ENGLISH #48-1955 MG TF 1500 roadster. S/N HDB467785. British Racing Green/tan canvas/tan leather. Odo: 66,871 km. Paint is good. Chrome is pitting on headlights and of the 300SL, 190SL values have followed. Quality and price range widely, but this was well bought for condition. #77-1967 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304212019586. Cream/tan canvas/tan leather. Odo: 8 miles. Excellent paint and panel fit. Chrome is like new, but for some pitting on driver’s mirror. Interior like #55-1968 PORSCHE 911 “Soft Window” Targa. S/N 11880094. Sand Beige/black targa/cream leather. Odo: 12,661 miles. Outstanding restoration. Paint and interior in excellent condition. Engine is also in excellent condition. Collectible “A Series” SWB 911. Soft window Porsche-certified. Presents as bumper. Interior looks good. Seats slightly worn. Engine bay is detailed, clean undercarriage. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $28,050. This great driving car is ready for a weekend drive. A good deal for seller and buyer. GERMAN #33-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 7501915. Cream/blue canvas/ blue leather. Odo: 97,625 miles. Excellent paint and chrome. Excellent panel fit. Fresh interior. Well detailed engine. Books and tools included. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $115,500. This new. Engine like new. Nut-and-bolt restoration. Two tops. Books, tools, supplemental literature. Known ownership. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $68,750. A very nice SL in an appealing color combination. Sold below the $80k–$100k estimated value. Very well bought. #42-1968 MERCEDES-BENZ 250SL convertible. S/N 11304310000226. White/ blue hard top/black leather. Odo: 1,624 miles. Good door gaps. Excellent paint and leather. Wood like new. Very clean engine bay. ExRudi Koniczek. Well maintained and recently pretty much perfect. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $112,000. Rare and therefore desirable softwindow Targa. The $135k–$155k pre-sale estimate was strong, but this was a strong restoration. Looks well bought at the price, although Sand Beige over cream interior may not be the sexiest of color combinations. #81-1987 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL convertible. S/N WDBBA48DXHA069951. Red/tan leather. Odo: 41,108 miles. Very nice paint and chrome. Some rock chips on front end. Good interior with cracked plastic door seal on driver’s side. Aftermarket radio. Detailed engine bay. Clean CARFAX. Full docu- car was beautifully restored by Rudi & Company. Need I say more? With the soaring price repainted. One-year-only model. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $75,900. This car was maintained by Rudi & Company. I’m sure it drove as nice as it looked. The new owner should get years of enjoyment from this car. Well bought and sold. mentation. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $20,900. Last sold two years ago for at Mecum Houston 2013 for $14,455 (SCM# 220609). That makes this slightly strong price look very strong, although it’s true these have moved up in the market since then. #84-1989 BMW 635 CSI coupe. S/N WBAEC7410K0608660. Black/black leather. Odo: 7,123 miles. Like-new paint, interior and engine. No leather cracking. Maintained with only 7,123 miles. Window sticker. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $35,200. This car was like new. It didn’t even have a crease in the leather on the driver’s seat. If you always wanted a 635, this was the one. Sold at low end of the $35k–$50k estimate, but I would say a fair price. ITALIAN #76-1960 FIAT JOLLY beach car. S/N 848461. Coral/coral & beige striped canvas/ 102 Sports Car Market


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Worldwide Auctioneers Montgomery, TX tan wicker. Odo: 20 miles. Fresh restoration with excellent paint and chrome. Interior and engine bay like new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $77,000. It seems like there’s one at every auction lately. This example was in excellent condition. Big price, but in line with market for condition. I have to call it well bought. #29-1972 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO Spyder. S/N 04996. Red/black targa/tan & black leather. Odo: 45,609 miles. Paint and chrome like new. Interior restored to high standard. Engine and undercarriage like new. Excellent restoration. Matching-numbers en- lica. Assuming that he knew what he was buying, I would say it was a fair deal. AMERICAN #73-1931 CORD L-29 cabriolet. S/N 2929506. Tan & maroon/tan canvas/tan leather. Odo: 42,989 miles. Older restoration paint has some chips. Chrome is fading and pitting. Interior and engine show well. ACD Classic. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $93,500. This car got a lot of attention at the preview. Stunning color with an older restoration still holding up quite nicely. This would be a wonderful touring car. Very well bought. #69-1957 DUAL-GHIA convertible. S/N D5008336. Burgundy/white canvas/burgundy & white leather. Odo: 24,826 miles. 315-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Original paint cracking throughout entire body. Interior is cracking and soiled. Like-new dash. Neat engine bay. No signs of leaks on undercarriage. Unrestored example. Known ownership. Peb- gine and gearbox. Platinum winner at 2012 Concorso Italiano. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $407,000. This car was a big hit. The restoration was beautifully done. For a like-new Dino in the most desirable color combination, fair deal for seller and buyer. Market-correct. #88-1972 FIAT 500L 2-dr sedan. S/N 3016290. Red/black leather. Odo: 47,006 miles. Very good paint. Good panel fit. Chrome on right door is faded. Like new inte- certification. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $185,000. I really liked this car. It looked good and will be a great car to drive and be enjoyed. Sold under its $195k–$225k pre-sale estimate. Well bought. #51-1937 LINCOLN MODEL K V12 sedan. S/N K8375. Green/black leather/tan broadcloth. Odo: 42,743 miles. Fully restored paint with some scratches from hood hitting fender. Chrome excellent condition. Chip on ble Beach award-winner. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $269,500. Original, unrestored car with a lot of paint cracking, but it still has great lines. This was an opportunity to own a Pebble Beach winner. Sold under the $300k low estimate but in line with the market. Fair deal both ways. It was nice to see an unrestored car. #71-1959 PONTIAC CATALINA con- vertible. S/N 159P20416. Red/red canvas/red & white vinyl. Odo: 57,373 miles. 389-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Paint is good, with some overspray on driver’s side door jamb. Windows don’t line up well. Chrome starting to pit. Chrome coming loose on passenger’s side rior. Nice engine bay. Trunk is clean. Some paint runs on fuel tank. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $15,620. Sold market-correct at half of its $30k low estimate. In great shape. Well bought. #52-1974 FIAT 595 Abarth replica 2-dr sedan. S/N 5173631. White/black canvas/red vinyl. Odo: 75,260 miles. Fresh restoration of a Fiat 500 done up to 595 specs. Exterior paint and interior are in excellent condition. Chrome is new. Engine bay is in excellent condition. Aftermarket stereo. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $19,800. Freshly restored, this car presented as new for the most part. The new owner paid stock 500 money for a more-fun Abarth rep- 104 passenger side fender. Excellent interior and engine bay. Nicely restored. Beautiful lines. A CCCA Full Classic. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $99,000. This car was a big hit at the auction, and it sold well. But the new owner has a very nice car. #25-1948 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY convertible. S/N 74005607. Blue & wood/black cloth/blue & cream leather. Odo: 12,237 miles. 324-ci I8, 1-bbl, auto. An older restoration still holding up quite well. Excellent paint. Some pitting in chrome around window frames and taillights and on interior chrome on dash. Good panel fit. Beautiful convertible top. Interior and trunk area show very well. Good engine bay. CCCA Full fender. Nice interior but chrome is showing its age. Nicely detailed engine. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $77,000. Last sold in 2013 at Mecum’s sale of the Verde Collection in Boynton Beach, FL, for $64k (SCM# 215320). Driven just 24 miles since. Owner made a small profit, even below the $90k–$110k estimate. Well bought and sold. BEST BUY #37-1960 FORD GALAXIE Sunliner convertible. S/N 0R55Y100647. Black/white canvas/white & black leather. Odo: 73,563 miles. 352-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint and chrome excellent. Some minor Sports Car Market


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Worldwide Auctioneers Montgomery, TX scratching on passenger’s side window frame. Panel fit is very good. Interior like new. Engine bay detailed to a high standard. Good #60-1967 SHELBY GT350 Super- charged fastback. S/N 67200F9A02308. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 88,496 miles. 289-ci supercharged V8, 4-sp. Show-quality restoration. Excellent paint and chrome. Like-new interior. Engine and undercarriage finished to a high standard. Documented, factory-installed Olds 88. This example had great colors and is ready for local shows and cruising. Best of all is the Vintage Air for those hot summer nights. Well bought. #85-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Yenko coupe. S/N 124379N677396. Daytona Yellow/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 24,826 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Paint and chrome like new. Excellent panel fit. Excellent interior. Engine bay and undercarriage like restoration. Continental kit, dual spotlights. Y-code 352 high-performance V8. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $53,900. This car was just stunning, with beautiful, deep black paint. The new owner get a very nice car. Sold below the $65k–$75k estimate. Well bought. #15-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE “pilot line” convertible. S/N 308675100015. Red/white canvas/red vinyl. Odo: 15 miles. 327-ci 360-hp fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. Documented pre-production ’63 Fuelie. Well restored, shows very well. Good panel fit and chrome. Some chips on door and hood. Spotless interior. Immaculate engine bay. Num- Paxton “Cobra” Supercharger. Extremely limited production. 2009 Musclecar Enthusiast magazine cover car. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $280,500. A stunning, rare car with an excellent restoration. A big hit at the auction. Winning bid (not including premium) was well under the $275k low estimate. Very well bought. #14-1968 OLDSMOBILE HURST/ OLDS 2-dr hard top. S/N 344878M397706. Silver & black/black vinyl. Odo: 88,959 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint and body restored to a high standard. Good panel fit. Interior like new. Perfect engine and bay. Like-new undercarriage. Modern Vintage Air a/c system, but comes with all original parts. bers-matching, with desirable color combination. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $137,500. This was a nearly perfect pre-production car. Excellently restored throughout. Price paid was some ways under the $150k–$200k presale estimate, but considering that it sold at RM Monterey 2010 for $105k (SCM# 165689), seems fairly bought and sold. new. Fully documented. #194 0f 201 Yenko Camaros produced in 1969. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $209,000. The Daytona Yellow made this car a hit at the preview. Perfect color for a Yenko with a 4-speed, perfect condition, perfect price. #75-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 coupe. S/N 124379N608536. Silver/black leather. Odo: 9,444 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint is better than new. Excellent interior and engine. Excellent panel fit. Said to be one of three retaining factory-original engine and drivetrain. Documentation and known One of only 515 first-year examples produced. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $25,300. With 390 horsepower, the Hurst/Olds was not your father’s history. One of 69. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $715,000. This car was the hit of the auction. A ground-pounding beast, beautifully understated in its color. Restored like new with all the documents you could ask for. A true collector’s car. All you would want in a Camaro. Sold in the middle of its estimate. I consider it a fair deal for buyer and seller. #36-1969 SHELBY GT500 convertible. S/N 9F03R482705. Grabber Blue/white canvas/white leather. Odo: 81,607 miles. 428ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint and chrome finished to a high standard. Excellent panel fit and interior. Engine bay like new. Matching numbers. Factory a/c. Fully restored with NOS parts. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $181,500. An iconic car, in beautiful condition. The new owner should do well. Well bought against a $200k–$250k pre-sale estimate. © 106 Sports Car Market


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H&H Auctions Duxford, U.K. H&H — The Imperial War Museum A 1957 Land Rover Series I made $43k, but a perfectly restored 1971 Volvo 1800E couldn’t get to its strong $66k asking price Company H&H Date April 15, 2015 Location Duxford, U.K. Auctioneer Simon Hope Automotive lots sold/offered 60/90 Sales rate 67% Sales total $2,281,887 High sale 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk II, sold at $413,242 Buyer’s premium 12%, $221 minimum, included in sale prices ($1.00 = £0.69) Excellent but not too overdone resto — 1957 Land Rover Series I 88-inch utility, sold at $42,977 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics I n the first of its two annual visits to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, H&H found yet another DB6 to front the sale — as it’s managed at least three times here before. This time it was a 1968 Mk II automatic that pulled a very respectable $413k. Four superb restorations scored three hits. Probably the best Fiat Dino 2400 coupe in the world sold for an unspecified amount against a $75k lower estimate, which is normally where the reserve lives, while a decently restored 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL made $91k — on the money these days for a well-restored and detailed car. A super short-wheelbase 1957 Land Rover Series I made $43k, in line with recent early Landie prices, but a perfectly restored 1971 Volvo 1800E couldn’t get to its strong $66k asking price. On Jaguars, a recently refreshed and previously restored 1965 Jaguar XKE coupe was on the mark at $94k, and H&H finally got away the tidy and rebuilt Jaguar XK 150 roadster that it has offered at least once before. This one started as a left-hand-drive coupe and is blighted by a rather unfortunate modern chassis number — but the hardware looked like a good value at $65k. Buyers should have been pleased with the stalled-project 1959 Duxford, U.K. MGA Twin-Cam. Much of the heavy lifting had been done, and it sold for a within-budget $28,927. A 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL, reshelled in the ’80s and now using a 3.2-liter engine, looked good in silver and a good value at the exact Sales Totals $3m same money. Spinning the clock backward, a magnificent 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk II coupe, sold at $413,242 110 1925 Sunbeam 20/60 Tourer got the right $81k — and seemed fair against a less powerful yet slightly more expensive 2-liter Lagonda (unsold but offered at $90k–$105k). A 1937 Wolseley 14/56 Tourer that had once been a police car and still had the Winkworth bell on the front bumper made strong money at $62k, 25% over its estimate. And a never-heard-of-it 1914 Vinot et Deguingand tourer (French, but bodied in England) sold for $42k. ♦ $2.5m $2m $1.5m $1m 0 Sports Car Market 2015 2014 2013 2012


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H&H Auctions Duxford, U.K. ENGLISH #18-1929 MG 14/40 Mk IV tourer. S/N 42662. Blue & aluminum/red leather. RHD. Odo: 1,064 miles. The is the same model as the curiously-painted Owld Speckled ’Un works hack that gave its name to locally brewed tribute beer Old Speckled Hen. (R.I.P. used as an ornament rather than a transportation device. #83-1954 MG TF 1250 roadster. S/N HDP461030. White/tan mohair/red leather. RHD. Odo: 54,110 miles. Export car recently converted to right-hand drive during extensive refurbishment that included new carpets and leather and rebuilt mechanicals. Excellent always difficult to value and are often worth less than the sum of their parts. A very effective Vintage-style weapon for the price of a Morgan Plus 8, which it can probably keep up with. Morland Brewery.) Anyway, good paint and plating, polished aluminum sides as normal, only lightly worn leather. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $49,195. One of only 11 in this style known to have survived. Less than expected, but looks fair to me. #7-1931 MG M-TYPE roadster. S/N 2M3308. Green & black/green leather. RHD. Odo: 305 miles. Very sharp and recent-looking restoration, actually done in the ’90s, but it included a new body, so fabric is still excellent. Seat leather hardly used but no top. Tiny OHC motor is likely a replacement and still #68-1946 MG TC roadster. S/N TC1370. Green/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 6,804 miles. Very good older paint and chrome, excellent dash and instruments, seat leather doing well. Freshly string-bound steering-wheel rim. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $28,964. Has been in dash and instruments, Moto-Lita steering wheel, new top and side-screens. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $33,059. Originally supplied to Louisiana. Sold right for a 1250 with perhaps a little more left in it for retail. #38-1954 MG TF 1250 roadster. S/N HDP262851. Red/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 17,754 miles. Home-market car, so always RHD. Good older paint and plating (restored 1977–85), nicely worn-in seat leather, plus Illinois for 38 years, to Germany 2007. Sold in a post-sale deal, as it took a while for the result to appear, possibly while the owner decided he didn’t want to trailer it all the way back to Germany. A fair deal both ways. needs a choke cable. Ignition key lost, but that’s hardly an issue on one of these, as you can bridge the terminals with a paperclip. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $24,795. You wouldn’t really expect to find the original body still on one of these, but you might have hoped for the original motor. With that in mind, sold fair. #35-1935 ALVIS SILVER EAGLE Speed 25 Special roadster. S/N 11395. Green/black leather. RHD. Created during the 2000s on a Silver Eagle SF/SG-type “double dropped” chassis. With Speed 25 SB motor shifting 1,160 kg, it’ll be pretty quick, and this era of Alvis used all-synchro gearboxes too, so easy to drive. Very good plating, paint orangepeeled in places. Alternator, electric fan, halogen lights. Has been used in rallies. With FIVA identity card. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $40,291. Brought less than hoped for, but one-offs are 112 #28-1952 AUSTIN A40 Sports roadster. S/N GD3649598. Silver/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 70,805 miles. Good older paint, newer gray leather, unworn in the back. Good dash, with original Radiomobile. Now with 1,500-cc motor replacing original 1200 B-series, which seat belts. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $27,687. Sold for slightly less than the other TF 1250 in the sale (Lot 83, $33k, possibly from the same owner), despite with slightly nicer condition. #65-1957 LAND ROVER SERIES I 88- inch utility. S/N 116800655. Green/buff canvas/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 41,249 miles. Excellent but not too overdone resto. Originally diesel, now gas-powered. New galvanized door parts. Even the chassis is shiny. New tilt, new vinyl. Suspiciously, the transfer case doesn’t leak, so it obviously has had very little use. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $42,977. Sold means it should now be able to get out of its own way. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,530. Dumpy little oddities once, but with rarity comes value. I can’t believe anyone paid more than $15k for this, but it’s a period piece. Best Sports Car Market


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H&H Auctions Duxford, U.K. right for condition, but not as mad money as some other restored early Landies have been getting, probably down to it being converted from diesel. Those early diesels were painfully slow, so gas-powered is more desirable in general, but it gets demerits as a concours car. #90-1958 JAGUAR XK 150 SE coupe. S/N S835947DN. White/red vinyl. Odo: 1,033 miles. Straight, clean and tidy, most chrome good apart from bent and dinged front bumper. Door fit pretty good for an XK, some small cracks in paint. Interior has worn well, be- SOLD AT $14,050. Pretty impractical (center steer with limited visibility), and weighing almost four tons and powered by a 4¼-liter Rolls-Royce B60, it’s not going to be cheap to run. But not a huge amount of money for a novelty. Still in service in Pakistan, Nepal, Zambia and a few other places, by the way! cause it’s Ambla vinyl, not leather. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $61,986. Originally supplied to New York, then in the Blackhawk Collection, back to the U.K. in 1989. Fair money for a tidy, driver-quality car. #53-1959 DAIMLER FERRET Mk 2/3 armored car. S/N 05CC25. Green/gray vinyl. MHD. Daimler scout car in good order with de-activated Browning machine gun plus #37-1959 MGA Twin-Cam roadster. S/N YD11659. Dark blue/brown leather. RHD. Rare home-market car, so always RHD. Incomplete restoration project stalled 20 years ago, but the heavy lifting has been done. Needs reassembly and fitting up to finish, although it’s not clear what’s missing. Dusty motor is a replacement. Seats are ragged. No instruments. Originally Orient Red (although dashboard paint is green) with black leather. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $28,927. Originally Birmingham-registered and supplied with a closeratio gearbox—make of that what you will. Offered at no reserve and sold for a realistic price. Looks finishable within its final value of £30k–£35k ($46k–$54k). #11-1960 JAGUAR XK 150 drophead coupe. S/N SABTVRO3857192157. Maroon/ black cloth/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 905 miles. An old friend... Good restored order, shiny, straight and with good door gaps. Just 905 miles since completion, but started as a left-handed coupe. More seriously, it wears a modern chassis number, most likely issued as a result of ignorance on the part of the clerk in the local vehicle licensing office or an owner who just didn’t care or wasn’t persistent enough. Either way, it’s blighted for life in smoke dischargers. Still with most of the military kit such as intercom—though not the hull shockers used in Northern Ireland. Cond: 3. 114 Sports Car Market


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H&H Auctions Duxford, U.K. has offered a DB6 in this slot at this sale. Feels like a lot for a DB6, but against recent sales it looks market-correct. FRENCH #6-1914 VINOT ET DEGUINGAND some people’s eyes. It will be very hard to establish its true identity. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $65,041. Sold at Bonhams’ Beaulieu sale last September for $56k. If you didn’t mind the numbers and concentrated instead on the hardware, this looked an excellent buy, at least $15k under its “real” value. Unfortunately, most of the the rest of the market won’t see it that way, and it could be a tough sell—as it was this time. A keeper. #45-1965 JAGUAR XKE coupe. S/N 1E20318. Eng. # 7E29109. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 89,720 miles. Straight with older paint, okay in door shuts, though hinges have dropped a bit. Original spot-weld dimples still visible under slightly ripply rear pan. Original rear light plinths a bit pickled. Moto-Lita AM4 tourer. S/N 16090. Green/black cloth/ black leather. Odo: 5,689 miles. Never seen one before. V&D was a French maker operating between 1901 and 1926, with cars for the English market bodied locally. This one is by Olympia of Hammersmith. Now with crazed and cracked old paint, though still good hood fit and excellent brass. Well-used leather is taped up in places. Motor has older water jacket repairs. Now with dynamo, electric fan and modern starter motor. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $42,151. Broadly equivalent to a Morris Cowley, but sold for twice what one of those fetches. Put that down to more elegance, sophistication and... Frenchness. GERMAN wheel. With toolkit, Heritage Certificate, service handbook and spare parts catalog. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $94,219. Originally supplied to Northern Ireland in opalescent green with green interior. Pretty strong money for an unexeceptional coupe, though all the extras help at retail time. #74-1969 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Mk II coupe. S/N DB6MK24109R. Silver/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 41,463 miles. Straight with good panel fit and finish, last painted in 2006. Very good chrome. Slight shame it’s an auto, but thankfully there’s no Webasto roof to #85-1968 PORSCHE 912 coupe. S/N 12800656. Eng. # 755443. Polo Red/tan leather. Odo: 63,209 miles. Good appearance and appears completely rot-free. Garaged at the U.K.-resident owner’s Florida holiday home, but we know not for how long. Leather in good order, probably a retrim. Too-modern steering wheel is easily fixed. Fuchs wheels and S-type chin spoiler make it look more like a 911. Motor may not be original but is from correct model year, the catalog claims. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $38,845. Imported to the U.K. in 2014. 3.2 Carreras suddenly shot up to this level a year ago. Now this! Sold very well, and at this money unlikely to be used as a 911 reshell donor. spoil the lines. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $413,242. Star of the sale and displayed at center stage—which I think is the fourth time H&H August 2015 #25-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304422011687. Metallic red/red steel hard top & black cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 88,841 miles. Nicely restored, good 115


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H&H Auctions Duxford, U.K. door fit with contours lining up and still has swages showing inboard of headlights—both signs of a good restoration. Most chrome okay, lightly pickled door handles, rear chassis legs $100,064. No longer is the 964 the unloved one, at least in Turbo guise. This one fetched a couple of thousand more than the just-over£60k (about $90k) benchmark that 930s hit in the past six to 12 months. Very nice but well sold nonetheless, as modified cars usually go for less than standard ones, though in this case most of the standard parts are included in the deal. ITALIAN not welded. Motor clean and tidy in factory finishes, inside is decent MB-Tex, Becker Monaco. Hard and soft tops. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $90,913. Sold quite strongly but right for condition. Sorry to keep banging on about those headlight swages. Marque specialists I’ve talked to think it doesn’t really matter, but these and whether the door shuts are seamless are indicators of the diligence of the restorer. #19-1992 PORSCHE 911 Turbo coupe. S/N WPOZZZ96ZNS470394. Silver/black leather. Odo: 86,761 km. Very well maintained, with a few tacky Ruf-type extras such as big wheels that you could easily remove. And a tuned 438-hp motor that probably dictates those big wheels... Excellent exhausts, motor dry underneath, interior very good with lightly used leather. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT #21-1938 FIAT TOPOLINO 2-dr sedan. S/N 500048693. Pale blue/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 15 km. Older resto with still decent paint, black vinyl top in good order, good black vinyl on later bucket seats. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $17,769. Sold where expected. I make it one of the most expensive Dino coupes ever sold in the U.K. But then again, it must be just about the best. #86-1980 FERRARI 308 GTS Spider. S/N F106AS29187. Metallic blue/black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 43,724 miles. Thick windows-in repaint with a few runs, oversize wheels and tires, motor a bit tatty. Cream thought the modern seats would knock the value, but apparently this is a well-known car in Topolino circles—so it’s an accepted eccentricity, like your uncle Harry’s toupée. #61-1969 FIAT DINO 2400 coupe. S/N 135BC0003725. Plum metallic/brown leather. Odo: 33,679 km. Near-perfect restoration, perfect dash, lightly used leather. Alloy-ball gearknob is the only deviation from standard. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $61,556. Originally supplied to Germany, into the U.K. in 1990. Bid up this amount on the day, not sold. Later declared “sold” but price not disclosed, so let’s guess it was sufficiently north of the rejected offer to swing the deal—which would leather has been Connollized (i.e., painted). Catalog says it’s been in storage in the south of France, so let’s hope the belts have been done as promised. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $66,119. Just not very nice. Still, it was lowish mileage. Understandably cheap for a 308 in today’s market. #63-1992 FERRARI 348 TB coupe. S/N ZFFKA35C000093466. Red/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 44,070 miles. Sadly not one of the slightly more reliable post-’93 cars, with a higher content of Japanese electrics. But in good overall order; some new paint, lightly creased leather, original toolkit. Recent new clutch and cambelts. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $59,507. I’d call this a very fair buy if you like 348s, but then it was probably a safer bet than the rough 308 GTS at similar money later in the sale (Lot 86, $66k). © 116 Sports Car Market


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Silver Auctions Portland, OR Silver — Portland Spring 2015 A 2006 Porsche Cayman S cruised to $38k, and a replica 1951 MG TD roadster went for $6,400 Company Silver Date April 24, 2015 Location Portland, OR Auctioneers Mitch Silver, Matt Backs Automotive lots sold/offered 41/73 Sales rate 56% Sales total $501,448 High sale 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser, sold at $51,905 Buyer’s premium 8%, minimum $75, included in sold prices 2006 Porsche Cayman S coupe, sold at $38,232 Report and photos by Jeremy Da Rosa Market opinions in italics I was pleasantly surprised to see a 1969 AMC Rebel SST find a new owner at Silver’s April 24 sale in Portland, OR. Independents have a hard time getting their due, but this Rebel — equipped with 2-bbl 290-ci V8 and column-shift automatic — sold itself, ringing the bell at $8,100. The sale is a pretty affordable affair. This time out, 41 lots sold for a combined $501k, Portland, OR which averages out to $12k per car. The cheapest transaction was $1,800 for a 1994 Mercedes-Benz E420 sedan. Other notable of- ferings at entry-level prices included a custom 1953 Kaiser Traveler powered by a Chevy 307 at $5,000, a replica 1951 MG TD roadster at $6,400, and a beautiful 1966 Mercury Montclair at $8,900. Silver usually brings a strong showing of muscular iron to Portland, some modern performance, and some eccentric “orphans.” Portland’s streak of warm weather may have forced the car buyers to the river or up a mountain trail, but the auctioneers kept the show lively, and checkbooks were out as cars rolled through. A 1952 Crosley 2-door wagon made mild noise on the block, going for $6,600, while a 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 sold at $13,500. Bigger-ticket items included a ’70 Plymouth ’Cuda going for $40k and a beautifully restored ’55 Chevrolet Bel Air at $44k. A 2006 Porsche Cayman S coupe cruised to $38k — the most expensive foreign car, ahead of a 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL600 at $20,500. The auction’s biggest price tag came at $52k 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser convertible, sold at $51,905 120 for a 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser. Absolutely stunning in yellow with curves for days, this loaded drop-top was all original and worth every penny. ♦ Sales Totals $1.2m $1m $800k $600k $400k $200k 0 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Sports Car Market


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Silver Auctions Portland, OR ENGLISH #230-1951 MG TD replica roadster. S/N WA7873049. Red/cream vinyl/cream vinyl. Odo: 19,796 miles. Listed as a 1951, but built between 1981 and ’83 in Spokane, WA. Chassis and engine are 1970. Paint dull with wear but shows well. Interior clean and commensurate with exterior. Top is top-notch. Well-done gray leather. Odo: 185 miles. All-original appearing car. Body shows some dings and dents, interior slightly dirty, with age-appropriate wear. Glass and engine bay as expected for age. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,500. First DeLorean I’ve covered at auction. This one wasn’t particularly well kept, but that’s perhaps less critical for “orphan” cars like this. Spot-on for everyone. Just wish I’d brought my checkbook. AMERICAN #238-1952 CROSLEY SUPER wagon. S/N CD400486. Blue & wood/red & brown vinyl. Odo: 1,157 miles. 44-ci I4, 1-bbl, 4-sp. Paint chipped and pitted, little factory chrome in good shape. Wood decals slightly faded and worn on edges. Interior sharp, possibly redone. Small crack in passenger’s rear sliding win- replica. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $6,372. Not explicitly listed as replica on car, although the auction website confirmed the details. The seller could not be located to discuss the VIN, unfortunately, but the buyer had all the information necessary. I’m giving the slight edge to the buyer here, but not by much. GERMAN #215-1975 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL coupe. S/N 10704412023176. Maroon/tan leather. Odo: 15,434 miles. Paint swirly and foggy, brightwork shows some pitting and swirls, too. Driver’s seat worn with two rips, rest okay. Hood locked. Car shows well. dow. Hood latch not found. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,588. Smallest and probably most unusual car at auction. And who doesn’t like a tiny 2-door wagon? The shift lever was about a cubit in length, parallel to the floor and about an inch off of it. The seller and buyer met in the middle here. Good deal. #220-1953 KAISER TRAVELER custom sedan. S/N 53151337. Blue & white/brown cloth. Odo: 1,012 miles. 307-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. An older respray with age-appropriate brightwork. Bumpers sharp, windows showing wear. Interior is mix of original pieces, digital dash and late-model power seats. Wonderful wood slider bars in cargo area. Fitted with Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $6,480. This was listed as a/c not working, but beyond that it was a fair example of a used mid-’70s Benz. The buyer’s questions, if any, must have been answered. Well done for both parties. IRISH #234-1981 DELOREAN DMC-12 coupe. S/N SCEDT26TXBD006363. Stainless steel/ Chevrolet 307 V8 and 4-speed auto, along with ’78 Camaro subframe, power brakes and steering. Mismatched interior detracts from the beautiful exterior. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $4,968. An interesting daily driver, done to suit one owner’s bold tastes. It’s a sharp car, and it’s hard to argue with a six-way power seat. A great deal for the price. #261-1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2-dr hard top. S/N VC550021788. Red & cream/ 122 Sports Car Market tan vinyl & cloth. Odo: 1,553 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Probably the cleanest car at this auction. Complete resto and rebuild, with Ford 9-inch rear end, remote power door locks, power front disc brakes, power gas door and trunk lock, and much more. 383 stroker dynoed at 320 hp and 388 ft-lbs of torque. Paint largely blemish-free. Only slightly dirty. Interior meticulously redone. Engine bay hospital-room sanitary. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $44,280. Not a lot to fault here. Even the glass showed well. The only thing of note was a small scratch on the driver’s door, which didn’t take away from the amazing quality of the build. Both parties are probably content. #262-1957 MERCURY TURNPIKE CRUISER convertible. S/N 57SL70016M. Light yellow/black/white, yellow & black vinyl. Odo: 61,308 miles. 368-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint strong despite age-appropriate wear; brightwork same. Interior commensurate, with wonderful patina and colors. Has power steer- ing, windows, and brakes, tach, memory seat, and more. Engine bay clean and fits car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $51,905. An all-original convertible with absolutely beautiful lines and too many options to list. The push-button shifter had me at “D.” Quite a price for an original car, and the buyer was smart to pick it up. #225-1963 BUICK SKYLARK convert- ible. S/N J2508484. Red/black vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 43,231 miles. 215-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint okay, minor blemishes throughout. Chrome commensurate. New top and top mo


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Silver Auctions Portland, OR tor. Interior shows lots of wear. Engine bay well-used. Listing says new tires and wheels, non-canceling right blinker, and oil leak. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $9,500. These little ’Larks are wonderful cars. Convertible, small V8, etc. I wasn’t a huge fan of the lightly raked stance, but I wasn’t buying the car. Neither was anyone else, though. Not sure what the holdup was here, but the other drop-tops did draw higher bids. #263-1963 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX 2-dr hard top. S/N 963433685. Gold & white/white vinyl. Odo: 46,541 miles. 389-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint thinning on hood, chipped in places, showing orange peel. Chrome age-appropriate, brightwork pitted. Interior used but still pops with chrome. Engine bay tidy and commensurate. Could use some refinishing, a/c needs to be charged. blue cloth & vinyl. Odo: 79,696 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint shows nicely, light swirl. Brightwork commensurate. Deck lid shows some dings. Interior beautiful with 8-track player. Engine compartment clean with two-snout intake. Well-preserved machine. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $8,942. Sharpest car in this corner of the lot, and that “Breezeway” rear window angle always makes me smile. Listed as for sale by second owner, and what a car to be selling. Very well done for the buyer. #221-1967 FORD MUSTANG convert- ible. S/N 76031239790. Green/black vinyl/ black vinyl. Odo: 84,619 miles. 200-ci I6, 1-bbl, auto. Green paint dinged and heavily swirled, bumpers nicer, brightwork nicer still. Top nice with glass window. Interior touchpoints worn, but commensurate with car. En- vinyl/black & white vinyl. Odo: 26,664 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint presentable, with dings and scrapes. Chrome commensurate. Interior well-used, especially driver’s side— ripped door panel and missing door lock knob. Painted wheel covers faded. Engine bay dressed with chrome and showing some wear. Description says engine rebuilt 25,000 miles ago, non-functional gas gauge, electronic ignition. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $9,288. A fine example of an older car. Lots of potential and a rebuilt 390. The aftermarket five-disc CD changer, amps and two subs shout to the early 2000s. Price was right on, and I suspect the buyer is still ecstatic. #241-1968 CADILLAC DEVILLE con- vertible. S/N F8253147. Green/white canvas/ white leather. Odo: 62,189 miles. 472-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint dinged and foggy around contact points. Chrome age-worn but shiny. Top nice, including glass window. Enormous engine bay tidy and matches car. Interior Listed as an original-owner car. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $13,500. That paint was stretched pretty thin in places, and the passenger’s side exhaust pipe was pushed back about half a foot unloading the car from the trailer. Aside from that, it was an unmolested, original car with potential for easy restoration or daily driver use. The issues didn’t faze the bidders, and I assume the seller was fine with this result. #264-1966 MERCURY MONTCLAIR sedan. S/N 68520568518. Light blue & white/ gine bay tidy. Optioned with the 6-cyl and floor-shift automatic, remote mirror, and deluxe steering wheel. Not your typical Mustang. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $16,416. My favorite Mustang body by far, reminiscent of a friend’s high school project. In the “What’s your graduate driving?” category, the humble powerplant might be considered an asset on this drop top. There must have been a few folks in the crowd who felt the same. Great sell. #226-1967 MERCURY MONTEREY convertible. S/N 7X45H602290. Yellow/black ripped in two small places on doors. Not too bad for an older daily driver. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $15,012. A well-used but presentable Caddy. It looks tired, but there’s no reason a little TLC won’t revive this classic. The seller got the best of the deal, I think, but the buyer can’t be worried too much. #228-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194678S401623. Red/black/ red leather & cloth. Odo: 6,164 miles. 327-ci 350-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Good-looking red paint lightly swirled, chrome top-quality, interior sharp, but listed with non-working radio. Engine bay used but presentable. Average example. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $24,300. Nice showing for a C3. Hand-painted script above rear plate says paint done by “Binger in’94.” Interesting note, and a fair sale for both parties. #205-1969 AMC REBEL SST 2-dr hard top. S/N A9A197M117265. Light blue/gray vinyl. Odo: 55,197 miles. 290-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint shiny with minor blemishes, possible respray. Chrome and brightwork ade- 124 Sports Car Market


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Silver Auctions Portland, OR quate. Heavy wear on driver’s side upholstery, package tray beneath rear window faded and rough. Engine bay shows lots of wear. Aftermarket wheels not complementary. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,100. As an AMC fan, I think the lines of the Rebel, AMC’s midsize entry, are some of the finest of the era. This #3 condition example would do well with a wheel swap and some TLC. The buyer got a turn-key driver with style to spare, and the seller got quite a payday. Well done. #237-1976 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD limousine. S/N 6F23S6Q121019. Black/black vinyl/black cloth. Odo: 31,784 miles. 500-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint with minor blemishes but looks good. Chrome and bumpers commensurate. Interior shows wear on window seals especially, but otherwise great. Engine nice through windows. Hood latch inaccessible. Loaded with options. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $17,000. The description said it “runs and drives perfect,” the options list was long. Still, this L82 has seen some serious use, and while the price was probably a bit low, those exterior marks did not help the presentation. #213-1979 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO pickup. S/N 1W80H9Z467944. White & black/gray cloth. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. White paint and chrome show well, listed as respray. Black stripes run through bed, show a bit of wear. Hitch out back. Interior with digital dash and gauges, custom seats, factory a/c, power These Lincolns are showing up often at auction, although this was nothing too spectacular beyond a nice old luxury car. In addition to the antenna, it needed a jump start to show up to the event, so who knows? The sale price seemed right on the dot. A square deal. #223-1990 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 1G1YY2381L5103324. Red/black leather. Odo: 177,548 miles. 5.7-L 240-hp fuel-injected V8, 6-sp. Exterior shows age. Minor commensurate blemishes and wear across body. Interior very used, showing wear everywhere. Engine bay stock, matches rest of car. A high-mileage sports machine. Cond: 4. bay surprisingly clean. A nice, long, black limousine. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,316. Featured on Chef Gordon Ramsay’s “Hotel Hell” TV show last summer, this massive Caddy had everything going for it—black on black on black and a huge V8. The buyer didn’t have to make a deal with the devil to take it, so well done. #231-1978 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 1Z8748S423973. Gray/red cloth & leather. Odo: 15,307 miles. 350-ci 220-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint blemished on driver’s door, fenders, hood; various small dings throughout. Doors locked, but interior looked steering, power brakes. Engine bay functional with no obvious abnormalities. GM Goodwrench crate 350 V8. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $4,800. Interesting interior touches, with digital gauges in the large metal plate. Bidding came in low, so the seller was wise to hold out and try again. #211-1979 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK V 2-dr sedan. S/N F9Y895765931F. Tan/tan vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 35,711 miles. 402-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint shows heavy wear, especially on deck lid and rear body. Elsewhere various small dings and dents. Bumpers commensurate. Landau same. Occasional orange peel. Interior matches exterior quality but shows very well. Power antenna not functional. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $4,860. SOLD AT $4,752. I once had an ’84—not the most desirable of the C4s, but 1990 was a good year. The previous driver(s) definitely got their miles out of this car. The price seems just above the mark, but the manual tranny probably helped a bit. Well done for the seller. #240-2012 DODGE HEMI CHARGER squad car. S/N 2C3CXATXCH156120. Black/black cloth. 5.7-L fuel-injected V8, auto. Wyoming state trooper captain’s car. Exterior well used. Lots of blemishes and dings, especially on hood. Engine bay condition fits car. Needs some TLC, but still intimidating. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $11,000. This was one of a handful of high-mileage, late-model cars spread around the auction floor. These cruisers usually see a lot of abuse, but they are interesting to watch cross the block. This one was a Wyoming squad car with a Hemi. Gauging value on these is tough, as they’re mostly general-interest vehicles, but I don’t know who’d fork out more than $11k for this one. © 126 Sports Car Market


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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report Global Auction Highlights ENGLISH #1065-1959 MGA 1500 roadster. S/N HDK4368343. Red/black vinyl/red leather. Odo: 27,526 miles. Paint shows microscratching and chips around the back edge of the hood. Painted wire knockoffs with wide whites look fresh. Black vinyl convertible top poorly fit. Driver-grade engine detail. Nice red leather interior. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $15,675. Consigned from the AACA Museum, where it was donated in 2011, and selling at the low end of the $14k–$18k estimate, this looks like a fair result all the way around. Auctions America, Auburn, IN, 05/15. GERMAN Morphy Auctions, Las Vegas, NV AUCTIONS AMERICA Auburn Spring Location: Auburn, IN Date: May 7–9, 2015 Auctioneers: Brent Earlywine, Mike Shackelton Automotive lots sold/offered: 199/299 Sales rate: 67% Sales total: $4,962,808 High sale: 2006 Ford GTX1 TT Spyder, sold at $330,000 Buyer’s premium: 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Kevin Coakley DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Location: San Antonio, TX Date: March 28, 2015 Auctioneers: Daniel Kruse, Brian Marshall Automotive lots sold/offered: 56/144 Sales rate: 39% Sales total: $736,128 High sale: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette, sold at $81,000 Buyer’s premium: 8%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Doug Schultz LUCKY April Jackpot Location: Snoqualmie, WA Date: April 4, 2015 Auctioneers: Don Jones, Jeff Stokes Automotive lots sold/offered: 59/81 Sales rate: 73% 130 Sales total: $859,584 High sale: 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL convertible, sold at $94,920 Buyer’s premium: 13% onsite, 15% online, included in sold prices Report and photos by Jack Tockston MECUM AUCTIONS Location: Kansas City, MO Date: April 23–25, 2015 Auctioneers: Mark Delzell, Mike Hagerman, Matt Moravec Automotive lots sold/offered: 362/636 Sales rate: 57% Sales total: $8,421,330 High sale: 2005 Ford GT, sold at $275,400 Buyer’s premium: 8%, $500 minimum, included in sold prices Report and photos by Andy Staugaard MORPHY AUCTIONS Location: Las Vegas, NV Date: April 25, 2015 Auctioneers: Dan Morphy Automotive lots sold/offered: 18/52 Sales rate: 35% Sales total: $614,350 High sale: 2005 Rolls-Royce Phantom sedan, sold at $115,500 Buyer’s premium: 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Travis Shetler #2119-1954 PORSCHE 356 Pre-A coupe. S/N 52476. Pearl Gray/black vinyl & gray cloth. Odo: 491 miles. Nearly 20-year-old paint shows well. Good panel fit. Wiper scratches (good luck finding a replacement windshield). Nice engine detail; nice, clean interior. Comes with Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $95,000. Said to have been upgraded to a 356B when the original magnesium-cased engine scrambled. The catalog further states the car was the recipient of a nut-and-bolt restoration completed in the early 2000s. Againt a $110k low estimate, I think this one could have gone either way. The car no-saled a few weeks earlier at Worldwide Houston at an undisclosed high bid (SCM# 264991). Auctions America, Auburn, IN, 05/15. #1163-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S sedan. S/N 180117507537. Red/tan sunroof/ brown vinyl. Odo: 88,817 miles. Paint shows orange peel and overspray on trim, brightwork wear commensurate with age, canvas sunroof looks fairly fresh. Engine compartment shows driver-quality detail. Interior wood trim—and there is a lot of it—looks solid and in good condition but needs refinishing. Carpets are Sports Car Market


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Roundup worn and grungy, weatherstripping dried and cracked. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $13,000. Spotted in the “still for sale” lot with a posted price of $16,000; I think the high bid should have been enough to get this done. The owner might be challenged to match this result. Auctions America, Auburn, IN, 05/15. #2092-1962 AMPHICAR 770 convert- ible. S/N 31931941. Red/white vinyl/black & white vinyl. Odo: 3,447 miles. Paint looks just okay, some runs in trunk, window chrome pitted, rusty hubcaps, top loose, wiper scratches, poor fit in driver’s door window. Interior vinyl looks fresh and fits well. You Stock engine superficially cleaned, a/c, power steering and brakes. Still elegant. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $33,350. Reportedly owned by an M-B collector. It would have been nice to know why it was repainted at this mileage. Most distracting blemish was the left-rear trim piece that looked like it was pulled up, then replaced, leaving an ugly jagged crease. SCM’s Pocket Price Guide has these in the $27k–$50k range, and sale price was just over low estimate for a mutually agreeable result. Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Snoqualmie, WA, 04/15. #S58-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304412006465. Signal Red/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 76,513 miles. Mostly original, with same owner for 22 years. He told me he bought it as a birthday present to himself when he turned 40. It has seen one repaint and looks good for its age. The chrome and trim are excellent. The interior is very rough and needs restoration. The engine bay is dirty. The underside is dirty and needs a good cleaning. It has dealer-installed can hear the clock “tick” when you’re inside. Gaskets under lights are dried out and cracked. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $33,000. These boat cars seem to be on an upward trajectory after several post-bubble years in the flat. Assuming the trend continues, the consignor was right to hold on to this one. A little time on details could result in a pretty quick return. Auctions America, Auburn, IN, 05/15. #61-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE coupe. S/N 11102412003428. Green/saddle leather. Odo: 31,675 miles. Older repaint in original color well done, rust- and ding-free panels, chrome and stainless good, smallest metal bits pitted. Minor chips brush-filled, left-rear lower window trim badly damaged. Driver’s weather seal pulled away from frame, trunk clean with drain plugs missing. Interior original, steering wheel cracked, left armrest worn, coffee stains on cloth console insert. correct air conditioning not available as a factory option. New tires and both tops are included, as well as the original hubcaps. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $65,880. Currently this car is in sub-par driver condition. However, with a little money and hard work, it could be showworthy. Except for the interior, most of what it needs is cleaning. With a low market value of about $80k in #2 condition, there is real upside potential, and the new owner has a lot of room to work. Well bought. Mecum Auctions, Kansas City, MO, 04/15. #2126-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 cabriolet. S/N 11102712004268. White/ blue Haartz cloth/blue leather. Odo: 30,539 miles. Spectacular paint, panel gaps, chrome and stainless trim. Spotless engine compart- ment. Beautiful interior wood trim and leather. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $299,750. A beautiful car and a market-correct result. Good deal both ways. Auctions America, Auburn, IN, 05/15. 132 Sports Car Market


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Roundup #1116-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304412021203. Midnight Blue/dark blue canvas/Parchment leather. Odo: 3,081 miles. Paint shows some chips around the doors, decent exterior brightwork, windshield shows faint wiper scratching. Cruddy engine bay. Interior could use a good shield has minor chips. Consignor’s shop manager believes orange-painted engine is a GMC 350-ci V8; 4-bbl carb, Porsche 911 5-speed gearbox. Starts, runs, stops. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,375. When started, this hybrid sounded almost stock due to its large muffler. Why it was built is up to conjecture, but it wouldn’t be welcome at a Porsche Parade. Windshield note said, “It’s not a bandit, it’s a gangster.” (Onlookers offered other nicknames.) Presented at no reserve, price paid seemed about right for the sum of its parts. Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Snoqualmie, WA, 04/15. cleaning. Loose door panels. Equipped with factory a/c. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $38,000. Spotted in the “still for sale” lot with $50k asking price. The body looked solid and rustfree; $50k would be a good buy. Auctions America, Auburn, IN, 05/15. #1042-1971 VOLKSWAGEN KAR- MANN GHIA coupe. S/N 1412740806. Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 47,414 miles. Nice paint, driver’s door has a slight crease in it, good exterior brightwork. Decent engine detail. Nice factory chrome wheels with wide side is rough and needs cleaning and/or restoration. Both tops are included. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $14,000. This car is basically a daily driver with a lot of miles piled up on it. The high bid was well below the low market value of $20k, but with its older restoration and high mileage, the seller might now have second thoughts about not lifting the reserve. Mecum Auctions, Kansas City, MO, 04/15. whites. interior shows no excessive wear. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $19,250. There were a lot of spot-on deals this weekend, and this was one of them. Nobody got hurt here. Auctions America, Auburn, IN, 05/15. #63-1972 PORSCHE 911 custom cabrio- let. S/N 9112110664. Bronze/black cloth/ saddle vinyl. Odo: 19,720 miles. Straight panels in bronze metallic, mail-slot hood scoop for front-mounted radiator, whale tail. Aftermarket alloys have gold centers, flared arches, serviceable ragtop, back window shot. Saddle interior commensurate with age, weather seals dried and chunking, side glass good, wind- #2016-1978 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL convertible. S/N 10704412043463. Dark green metallic/tan canvas/saddle leather. Odo: 128,316 miles. Paint in good condition. Stock alloy wheels sporting blackwall tires. Convertible top in good condition. Interior wood trim is nice, leather seat cover cracked all the way through on passenger’s side. Driver-quality engine detail—grungy but unmolested. No #F52-1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL convertible. S/N 10704412006064. Yellow/ black cloth/black leather. Odo: 147,340 miles. The auction listing states that this car was restored in 1997. The paint looks good at 20 feet, but closer inspection shows dulling with scratches and chips. The interior is still nice for an older restoration. The chrome and trim are good for its age and mileage. The under- mention of hard top. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $7,000. Looks like the one Richard Gere drove in “American Gigolo,” except his was black; there weren’t many sexier cars on the road back then. These do seem to be gaining some long-awaited respect and are not just used August 2015 133


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Rising Sun Selected sales of Japanese collector cars by Tony Piff (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) #311361396228. 1966 HONDA S600 convert- ible. S/N AS2851009304. 38,144 miles. “Rare LHD car, clear CA title. Total restoration project, but car is complete and solid. Engine rebuilt from donor block some time ago; I recently fired it for just a second. Original block included. Glass all excellent. Original keys for every lock. Hubcaps are mint.” Condition: 4. Roundup cars anymore. Seven grand was the price three years ago. Not enough now, and the consignor was wise to hang on. Auctions America, Auburn, IN, 05/15. #F42-1979 VOLKSWAGEN SUPER BEETLE convertible. S/N 1592034140. River Blue/black vinyl/black leather & vinyl. Odo: 75,200 miles. Good body and paint restoration, but the chrome and trim are rough. The interior is new and looks very good, except for the dash. It looks like the dash was hand painted, and this distracts from the overall professional look. The engine bay is very #T39-1986 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL convertible. S/N WDBBA48D2GA046338. Black/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 124,912 miles. New tires, original hard top, newer soft top. Original interior that is in good shape for its age. The engine bay is a bit rough and needs a cosmetic restoration. The glass is fair. The paint is just fair, with evidence of bub- SOLD AT $11,450. The chain-driven S Series Hondas highlight the company’s motorcycle roots and offer a high-winding motoring experience unlike anything else. Another S600 roadster project sold on eBay for the same money recently, but it was far less complete and RHD, so call this slightly well bought. eBay Motors, May 23, 2015. #S196. 1967 TOYOTA CROWN Deluxe sedan. S/N MS4510749. “Four-page feature car in Super Street magazine. 6.0-L Cadillac Escalade V8, GM transmission, 3.73:1 Ford rear differential. Satellite radio, a/c.” Condition: 2. dirty and needs a cosmetic restoration. The underside is newly coated with a rust-preventative coating; no signs of rust. New weatherseals all around. The top and headliner are new. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $9,720. This is a nice little Beetle and should make a good driver for the new owner. These cars continue to hold their value, and the buyer did very well. Mecum Auctions, Kansas City, MO, 04/15. #24-1984 PORSCHE 911 Turbo coupe. SOLD AT $28,000. To each his own, but the enthusiasts you’re trying to impress with this oddball resto-mod will “tsk tsk” the fake German BBS wheels. Very well sold, but probably cheaper than building it, and now listed with a dealer asking $33,900. Mecum Indy, May 12–16, 2015. #271877426071. 1972 DATSUN 510 2-dr sedan. S/N PL510325610. 49,683 miles. “All original California car with one bad respray in original color. Mileage believed correct. Starts right up, runs like a sewing machine, automatic transmission shifts perfect. Everything works.” Condition: 3. SOLD AT $11,000. Too bad about the automatic, but this was the best-preserved 510 I’ve seen on eBay, and I think it could have brought another $5k. Total score. I wish SCM had bought it. eBay Motors, May 31, 2015. ♦ 134 two-owner Arizona car with all service and maintenance records. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $77,000. Well sold and bought. Well beyond the current value for a gray-market car. However, with the current Porsche price trends, the price represents a good deal for the buyer also. A 930 in this condition with a full set of records and limited ownership may not be a unicorn, but it is no longer an easy find at less than six figures. Both sides should be happy, and it is likely the buyer will make a profit with perfect timing. Morphy, Las Vegas, NV, 04/15. notable marque shops in Seattle. Engine bay appears all original, not detailed. A 29-yearold Porsche driven some 3k miles per year implies garage queen. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $32,500. This was an attractive 911 Carrera in need of minor cosmetics to attract the marque’s enthusiastic following. If one had to re-use the tired phrase of “an honest car,” this might be appropriate here in light of its displayed maintenance records (always a good sign). On the block, bidders showed their appreciation by topping the high estimate by $2,500, but short of seller’s unmentioned reserve. Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Snoqualmie, WA, 04/15. #F14-1998 PORSCHE BOXSTER con- vertible. S/N WP0CA2987WU625494. Arena Red Metallic/gray cloth/gray leather. Odo: Sports Car Market S/N WP0ZZZ93ZES000113. White/black leather. Odo: 41,941 miles. This gray-market car was the fastest 930 produced. These 1984 cars reached 60 mph in 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 173 mph. The car is very nice, with some expected rock chips on the nose that have been touched up. There is a bit of paint bubbling at the base of the windshield and rippling in the dash around the defroster ducts. The left rear bumper fit may have been pushed in, as there is some problem with the attachment at the front edge to the wheelarch. A bling, scratches and chips. The chrome and trim are fair with numerous scratches. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,640. The condition of this car is consistent with its age and mileage. It would make a good driver, assuming that it runs out well. If it is mechanically sound it should easily run another 100k miles. A real steal. Mecum Auctions, Kansas City, MO, 04/15. #82-1986 PORSCHE 911 Carrera coupe. S/N WP0AB0918GS120816. Silver/black leather. Odo: 85,424 miles. Dark silver paint with few chips on nose, many on mirrors, no traces of bodywork. Factory alloys with light gold centers, whale tail, sunroof. Interior clean, stock, Momo wood steering wheel (original included), Kenwood head provides tunes, uncracked dash. Large stack of paid maintenance records on passenger’s seat from


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Roundup 70,268 miles. This car really shows its age and mileage. Body and paint are just fair, with numerous chips and polishing scratches. ment potential. Price paid here was just above its low value. Well bought, assuming everything is mechanically sound. Mecum Auctions, Kansas City, MO, 04/15. #1108-2003 PORSCHE 911 Turbo coupe. right on. But the high bid had a ways to go to match the $30k reserve. Mecum Auctions, Kansas City, MO, 04/15. Some curb rash on lower right side. Interior is good for the age and mileage. Glass is clear, and the underside is clean. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,640. Basically a used car being sold at auction. The price paid is just below its market value but fair for its condition. Buyer and seller should go home happy. Mecum Auctions, Kansas City, MO, 04/15. #S18-2002 PORSCHE 911 convertible. S/N WP0CA29972S654704. Talbot Yellow/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 35,294 miles. The paint is good for its age, with minor polishing swirls and blemishes. The interior shows wear consistent with its mileage. The engine bay and underside are clean. The headlights are lightly fogged. Basically a nice driver. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. This car would make a fun daily driver. The SCM Pocket Price Guide places this car between $18k and $25k, so the high bid was #F128.1-2003 AUDI TT convertible. S/N TRUUT28N931015203. Red/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 100,566 miles. Condition consistent with mileage. Lights are chipped and fogged. Fit is good. New tires. Clean engine NOT SOLD AT $39,500. Radar detector? Really? Now why would anyone want that? Seriously, though—nice car, but I don’t see the value rising much anytime soon. The high bid should have been enough to close this deal. Auctions America, Auburn, IN, 05/15. bay and like-new top. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,500. This is basically a nice used car and would be a fun driver without much invest- #F17-2004 BMW Z4 convertible. S/N 4USBT53564LU09011. Black/black cloth/ black leather. Odo: 35,675 miles. This BMW looks to be all original. The paint has numerous small chips that appear consistent with hail damage. Otherwise, the paint is excellent S/N WP0AB29923S685879. Silver/black leather. Odo: 49,900 miles. Nice paint shows minimal wear. Special Porsche Speedline wheels. Interior looks great. Loaded with factory options. Built-in radar detector. Cond: 2-. 136 Sports Car Market


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Roundup for its age. The engine bay and underside are clean and the interior is in good condition, showing wear consistent with its age. The headlights are fogged. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $12,000. This is a good-looking BMW at 20 feet. However, the numerous small chips distract from its appearance at five feet. It is basically a used car at auction which might have some future upside investment value. It has relatively low mileage and Kelley Blue Book lists it at $12k in very good condition. So, the high bid was right on the money. The seller should have taken the bait. Mecum Auctions, Kansas City, MO, 04/15. #223-2004 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Mexico Copilco Edition 2-dr sedan. S/N 3VWS1A1B74M900857. Blue/rust vinyl. Odo: 53,472 miles. Copilco is a VW dealer in Mexico; this is one of a small number of special-edition final-year air-cooled Beetles. This with a fair asking price of $58,000. I guess there just weren’t the right Porsche buyers in the room when this lot crossed the block. Consignor was right to hold on to it. Auctions America, Auburn, IN, 05/15. ITALIAN #14-1986 FERRARI 328 GTS Spider. S/N ZFFXA20A6G0065995. Rosso Corsa/ black vinyl/beige leather. Odo: 16,449 miles. compartment looks okay. Sparse interior in decent shape for a driver. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $21,450. It wasn’t long ago when this would have been all the money. Now the scales have tipped in the other direction, and it looks like a pretty good buy. Auctions America, Auburn, IN, 05/15. AMERICAN #200-1930 FORD MODEL AA flatbed truck. S/N 3814436. Green/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 89,519 miles. Overall decent-quality paint on straight body. Buff marks on cowl. Wood has nice patina. Minor chips on windshield. Some delamination on driver’s door glass. Interior in fine condition with lots of life left. Couldn’t inspect engine bay. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $14,000. This was a really attractive truck in good condition and in a great color combination. The wine barrels were a cool addition. If you like the look, put it in your museum or use it to advertise your 138 Sports Car Market one looks like a well-maintained, 50,000-mile, 11-year-old car. Just some gravel chips on the front of a straight body with good panel fit. Interior better than usual for the mileage. Minor spotting on bumpers with some rusty bumper bolts. Clean engine bay. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $9,504. All the benefits of fuel injection, etc., but still with the vintage looks. I liked this car, other than the rust-colored interior. I’d wager that you could buy this car and install an interior in either white or light tan for around $12,500. Then give it to your spouse or kid and be a hero. Dan Kruse Classics, San Antonio, TX, 03/15. #1118-2014 PORSCHE BOXSTER S convertible. S/N WP0CR2A80EK140441. White/black canvas/tan leather. Odo: 5,267 miles. All is as-new. I can’t find anything to gripe about. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $47,000. This was in the “still for sale” lot Loaded with books, toolkit, Ferrari cover and ultra-low miles, this is about as good as you would find if you searched dealer showrooms looking for a slightly used 328 GTS in 1990. Paint and interior are perfect. The engine compartment comes across as a having been slightly used and the car has undergone a full service and then some. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $88,000. Well sold and bought. The seller received close to top the top-of-the-market value, and the buyer obtained one of the nicest versions of this model one will come across. The combination of perfect condition, complete and up-to-date service records and this model’s pop-culture appeal ensures that this is a vehicle which will not decrease in value. Morphy, Las Vegas, NV, 04/15. JAPANESE #1123-1973 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40 SUV. S/N FJ40146616. Red/gray vinyl. Odo: 7,385 miles. Red paint shows some surface rust starting to bloom. Some touch-ups, hood paint worn through. Chrome wheels have surface rust in the hard-to-reach areas around the lug nuts. Needs new tires. Engine


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Roundup dull and worn. Grungy engine compartment. Interior in decent shape. Wide whites, caps and rings look classic. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $14,500. Spotted in the “still for sale” lot for $17k. Seems like the high bid was close enough, but if the car was consigned by a dealer, $2,500 could be the difference between losing and making money. Auctions America, Auburn, IN, 05/15. business. Or take the barrels out, drive it, and have fun. The consignor was wise to hold on to the truck, since it’s worth at least a couple grand more. Dan Kruse Classics, San Antonio, TX, 03/15. #1134-1936 FORD DELUXE 2-dr sedan. S/N 2267316. Black/green mohair. Odo: 63,844 miles. Paint looks fresh and well done, argent-painted bumpers and other brightwork #297-1942 PACKARD CLIPPER sedan. S/N E307239. Beige/brown paint/multicolor mohair. Odo: 92,846 miles. Nicely applied paint on what appears to be a solid body. The sign says “all original except repaint,” and it looks it. Some scratches on left front fender and discoloration just under the left headlight. Bumpers straight but dull. Door handles have minor pitting but are usable as-is. The interior, however, needs a complete restoration. I one. The beige/brown color was attractive. There is also the rarity factor, as not many ’42 models were produced. I don’t believe that there is much value in restoring this car to original. It would be an excellent candidate for dropping in a modern drivetrain and doing a tasteful custom job on the interior. Keep the original appearance and take six or seven of your buddies for a ride. Sold last August at Worldwide Auburn for $6,600 (SCM# 245206). Dan Kruse Classics, San Antonio, TX, 03/15. BEST BUY #347-1951 WILLYS JEEP custom wagon. S/N 1S25947AB. Yellow/gray cloth. Odo: 40,145 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. An older build that still shows well. Some rust bubbling in rocker panels in front of both doors. Door fit could be better. The few minor paint chips can be touched up easily. Crate 350 Chevy power. Interior and engine compartment show minimal wear and couldn’t inspect the engine and trunk compartments. I would have liked to hear it run, but they pushed it across the auction block. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $8,000. I’m typically not a fan of bathtub-shaped cars, but I liked this 140 Sports Car Market


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Roundup have a lot of life left. Driver’s seat loose. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $9,720. I’d guess the odometer was reset at restoration and that the 40k miles are since the build. It didn’t leak any fluids, and the tires seemed to be wearing evenly. This vehicle may have been the deal of the auction. Well bought. Dan Kruse Classics, San Antonio, TX, 03/15. #1041-1952 CROSLEY SUPER SPORT roadster. S/N VC40205. Teal/red vinyl. Odo: 158 miles. 44-ci I4, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Recent frameoff restoration. Okay paint but doesn’t look like a period color. Okay engine detail. Nice red vinyl interior, carpet is loose and poorly #252-1963 FORD THUNDERBIRD con- vertible. S/N 3Y85Z159137. Red/white vinyl. Odo: 4,168 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Average-looking paint could have been better prepped. Door fit okay. Hood and deck lid ride fairly high. Large, touched-up chips on body below trunk. Bumpers look good. Couple dings in stainless trim. Large wiper scratch in windshield. Interior and engine compartment in #3 to #3- condition as well. Couldn’t in- looks better than new. The chrome and trim present as flawless. The interior is like new. The underside is superb. The chrome mag wheels really set the car off. Marvelous fitted. Wheels and tires look like they belong on a trailer. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,800. One of 358 roadsters built for 1952. Looks like a good price if you have a reason to want one. Auctions America, Auburn, IN, 05/15. #357-1963 DODGE POLARA Max Wedge replica 2-dr hard top. S/N 4132183504. Red/gray vinyl. Odo: 90,171 miles. 426-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Amazing restoration and the nicest classic car I reviewed here. I’m paid to be thorough, and my friend and I spent extra time on this one. There were some minor buffer swirls and a small patch of oxidation on the roof, both of which could be rubbed out in 15–20 minutes. Grille wasn’t originally chromed at the factory, but looks good on the spect top. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $30,780. A ’63 T-bird roadster in desirable red-over-white and loaded up, including the Continental kit. Who do I make the check payable to? Today, for a car in this condition, the check was in the amount of $31k, payable to Dan Kruse Auctions. Fair value for all involved. The car sold for $25k at Mecum Kissimmee in January (SCM# 263519). Before that, it no-saled at Mecum Kissimmee 2012 at $41k (SCM# 200732). Dan Kruse Classics, San Antonio, TX, 03/15. #290-1964 FORD FALCON convertible. S/N 4H15F163373. Blue/black vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 49,673 miles. 289-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Pretty paint on a straight body with good panel fit. The only paint flaw is a little orange peel behind driver’s door mirror. No door weatherstrip. Mint convertible top. Trunk solid with no mat. Immaculate interior. Some aftermarket gauges. Engine shows well. Repro presentation. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $60,480. This was my favorite car of the auction. As you probably noticed, I had trouble finding enough adjectives to describe the quality. The price paid is at the high end of the average market value, but this was definitely worth the money. The only one going home sad is me, without this car. Seller and buyer should go home happy. Mecum Auctions, Kansas City, MO, 04/15. #T116-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194676S108472. Rally Red/ white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 18,854 miles. 327-ci 350-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. The paint is poor, with numerous scratches, chips and orange peel. The body fit is good. The chrome is just fair, with numerous scratches and dents in the front bumper. The trim is poor, faded and scratched. The underside and engine bay are dirty and need restoration. There are several areas of rust showing on the underside. It car. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $32,000. This stunning restoration must have cost tens of thousands more than the high bid. It had 10.5:1 compression, a 3:23 Sure-Grip rear and an aluminum radiator, so it was definitely road-warrior material. Early ’60s Mopars are an acquired taste, but this bid was nowhere close to its value. It was the third from final lot, so the majority of bidders were gone. Consignor may not have been able to get his $40k with a better slot, but the top bid would have been higher than this. Dan Kruse Classics, San Antonio, TX, 03/15. 142 door VIN plate. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $14,750. This car gets my vote for best shoulda-been-a-deal value of the auction. I liked the teardrop scoop on the hood and the two 4-barrel carbs (although they may be a bit too much for a 289-ci motor). Pedaling a 4-speed in this light, fast car would be a blast. The auctioneer advised that it only took a little over $15,000 to own this car, but no bites. If I didn’t already have a ’64 Comet Caliente ragtop, I would be driving it home. Dan Kruse Classics, San Antonio, TX, 03/15. #S76.1-1966 CHEVROLET CHEV- ELLE SS 396 2-dr hard top. S/N 138176K215713. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 79,787 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Paint is deep and gorgeous. Good panel fit. The engine bay comes with new tires and sidepipes. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $50,000. This Corvette is begging for a restoration to bring it up to an investment-grade level. The seller might have been wise to take the high bid unless he/she plans on putting some money into it for a quality restoration. I do not think it will bring much more at auction in its current condition. Mecum Auctions, Kansas City, MO, 04/15. #S171-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194377S102905. Marina Blue/ white leather. Odo: 23,818 miles. 427-ci 435hp V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. This car was restored to factory specs in 2011 and won the coveted NCRS Top Flight Award that year. The paint, chrome, interior and underside are perfect. The trim is acceptable with some minor scratches. The engine bay is immaculate and shows off the Tri-Power big block. A couple of negatives: The window track is falling out on the left side, and the left-side carpet is soiled. The car is well documented with all of its restoration photos, receipts and NCRS judging Sports Car Market


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Roundup that wasn’t it, either. It may have bottomed out, but I crawled under and did a cursory inspection, and the suspension components and The auction listing states that all engine parts are Hemi correct. (1970 Hemis were 426 ci). sheets. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $125,000. An NCRS Top Flight or a Bloomington Gold award assures the buyer of correctness. Such a certificate is a must and provides peace of mind when bidding on a car like this. The average market value for this car is about $150k, so the high bid was much too low. I could not find anything that would have held it back, so the seller was wise not to drop the reserve. Mecum Auctions, Kansas City, MO, 04/15. #292-1968 PLYMOUTH GTX 2-dr hard top. S/N RS23L8A232687. Burgundy/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 83,096 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. At one point, this car had above-average paint and bodywork. The black vinyl top and interior are in superb condition. However, both front fenders are significantly bowed out and cracked at the front tops of the wheelwells. There is a two-inch dent in the front of the right fender, but that wouldn’t cause it. The driver’s door is a little loose, but K-frame looked okay. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $15,120. I initially thought that there would be no way that a conservative bidder would take a chance on this car. As it sold a touch over $15k, though, somebody was willing to. The actual bodywork repair could be done for less than $2,000. As long as it doesn’t crabwalk down the road, the car is probably worth at least $23k–$$25k, and the buyer got a deal. Dan Kruse Classics, San Antonio, TX, 03/15. #S93-1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI ’CUDA 2-dr hard top. S/N BS23N0B433511. Orange/ black vinyl/cream leather. Odo: 89,948 miles. 472-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. The paint is new and lavish. The chrome is exquisite and the trim is very good. The glass is clear and topnotch. The engine bay is outstanding. The underside matches the quality of the top side. No mention of originality or correctness. VIN indicates it was born with a hi-po 383-ci V8. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $85,000. Questions aside, the car is almost perfect, and the Hemi just adds to the value. The high bid here was about halfway between the market value for a 383 ’Cuda and a 426 Hemi ’Cuda. That seems like a fair offer to me. It should have sold for this price. Mecum Auctions, Kansas City, MO, 04/15. #224-1972 AMC JAVELIN SST 2-dr hard top. S/N A2C797H221879. Purple/white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 5,173 miles. 304-ci 144 Sports Car Market


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Roundup V8, 2-bbl, auto. Presentable car in an unusual factory color. Paint definitely shows age. Noticeable crack at right roofline. Hood could use minor adjustment. Touched-up chip on passenger’s door. Vinyl top okay but has cheesylooking caulking at roof-rail moldings. Some dings in stainless. Chips in windshield. Interior average-quality with package tray cracks and dull gauges. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $11,340. A driver-quality car that can be upgraded as you go. Base engine is a negative; a/c and power steering and brakes are a positive. I suppose it takes a certain individual to drive a purple ’72 Javelin. Dan Kruse Classics, San Antonio, TX, 03/15. #S76-1973 DODGE CHALLENGER 2-dr hard top. S/N KS130934. Purple/black leather. Odo: 63,532 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. New paint with minor polishing scratches. New contoured bucket seats added to a restored interior. Body fit is good all the way around. The engine bay is nicely restored. The 440-ci engine has been rebuilt and bored 0.030 over. The automatic transmission has been rebuilt. A new suspension has been added and the underside restored. Aftermarket painted mags and low-profile wide tires give it a real cool look. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $55,000. Quite a bit of money was spent on the restoration, but there is not much upside in a 1973 Challenger. High bid was fair, and the owner should have taken it. Mecum Auctions, Kansas City, MO, 04/15. #2061-1990 BUICK REATTA convert- ible. S/N 1G4EC33C6LB904122. Red/white vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 13,232 miles. 3.8-L fuel-injected V6, auto. Original paint holding up well after 25 years. Original alloy wheels not scuffed or showing oxidation. White vinyl top in great condition. Clean original engine compartment. Tan leather interior showing a very low miles, coming in a little bit under a very reasonable low estimate ($18k–$22k). Buyer and seller should be pleased. Auctions America, Auburn, IN, 05/15. #338-2001 PLYMOUTH PROWLER convertible. S/N 1C3EW65G61V702619. Blue/black leather. Odo: 59,314 miles. 3.5-L fuel-injected V6, auto. Beautiful paint other than some swirl marks in a few areas. Some scuffing where top attaches and below the front nose from curb stops. Interior looks like little patina. Equipped with all of the available accessories offered in 1990. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $16,500. Extremely well preserved with new other than some spotting in the leather seats, presumably from being left in the rain with the top down. Couldn’t inspect top or engine compartment. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $23,760. Relatively high-mileage, but appears all original and well maintained. Fair value for both buyer and seller, with the buyer possibly winning by a nose. Dan Kruse Classics, San Antonio, TX, 03/15. © 146 Sports Car Market


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Mystery Photo Answers For sale: 1971 Ford Pinto. A real star, with custom matte finish, sling-shot performance and handling like it’s on rails — Mike Buettell, Friday Harbor, WA Although previously not known as a Department of Defense subcontractor, Wrist Rocket Corporation’s mobile munitions launcher is being seriously considered as an alternative to conventional weaponry due mainly to its small carbon footprint and simplicity of design. Battlefield effectiveness has not been evaluated at this writing. — Mark Franusich, Crescent City, CA A purpose-built car for the war of the “Big Three automakers.” — Steve Schefbauer, Monroe, CT Cole Trickle Edition Pinto: Specially designed to slingshot past the lead car and beat it to RUNNER-UP: What wonders life provides when on track. What strange weapons might explode the Pintos of the mind. — Gary Francis, Chico, CA Traditional siege engine of the Appalachian Hill People. Frequently employed to decide moonshine territory disputes and land rights. —Leslie Dreist, Troy, MI Star Medical introduces its innovative mobile OB/GYN services. — Warren Blatz, via email To build the fastest slingshot dragster ever, Bubba built the largest slingshot ever and mounted it on top of his Pinto. He was very disappointed when it ran a top speed of only 67 mph. — Phil Schroeder, Platte City, MO Comments With Your Renewals Thanks! It’s the highlight of my day when I receive an issue in the mail! — Garry Foster, Victoria, BC, CAN Come on, less about the $1 million-plus cars and 150 The last surviving Pinto in the original Primitive Paintball Competition. All the rest have succumbed to rear-end explosions. — Dale Peterson, Manson, WA I’ll blow up his gas tank before he gets mine, and I’ll become a collector car — the only one-owner, numbers-matching, military Pinto. — John Piccin, Ocala, FL Goliath blinked when David showed up for the slingshot drag races. — Doug Knight, Haddonfield, NJ Due to the recent cuts in the defense budget, the Army has been forced to downsize its combat vehicles — and develop less-expensive weapons systems for them. — Pete Warner, Taos, NM more about under $100k cars we can afford! — Ron Hollander, Rocky Point, NY Ron, we cover a lot of under-$100k cars in the auction reports. We’ve just found that the really expensive cars are pretty sexy, and give an indica- Our Photo, Your Caption Email your caption to us at mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket.com, or fax to 503.253.2234. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Do you have a mystery photo? Email it to mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket. com at 300 dpi in JPEG format. Please include your name and contact information. If we use your photo, you’ll get an official SCM cap. This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: July 25, 2015 the finish line! — Michael Noël, Rougemont, NC He couldn’t afford a nitrous oxide injection system, so he tried to develop a do-it-yourself mechanical alternative. — Jim Graham, Mt. Pleasant, SC Not everyone’s definition of a slingshot dragster is the same. — Al Nelson, Pentwater, MI On display was the first slingshot rail dragster built in Afghanistan by “Grumpy” Jabar. — William Hoffer, Horsham, PA Mike Buettell wins the first-ever camouflage SCM ball cap for the unique mixture of complete truth and total exaggeration. As for the runner-up entry, well, why the hell not? © tion of where the market is heading — which is why we feature them. — KM Really love the “In Miniature” feature by Marshall Buck. At times I dream of what my collection would be valued at if my holdings were full size! — Victor J. Dominelli, San Diego, CA Still the best! However tell your auction reps that 1953–81 Corvettes always have an “S” for St. Louis, not necessarily a “5.” — Ronald Leggett Sr., St Louis, MO Ronald, I’ve passed this on to Tony Piff, our Auctions Editor. Thanks. — KM Keep up the stellar work! — Phil Gilman, Corralitos, CA The occasional off-subject wandering, including motorcycles, Sports Car Market


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is always welcome. Mr. Draneas is the first thing I always turn to. It is a peek into how money convolutes and blurs an otherwise joyful experience. — Ted Holman, Grants Pass, OR Ted, I still recall the wonderful Moto Guzzi 850 August 2015 Le Mans I bought from you. Stunning motorcycle, but just too hard to ride around town. — KM I believe it’s been at least two issues since I’ve noticed any of the SCM writers resorting to use of the tired cliché “sell-me red” as a descriptor. Whether this is due to increased vigilance on the part of the editors or if it’s just that the writers themselves grew weary of the phrase, it’s good to see it’s been given a rest. Keep up the good work! — D. Fredman, Malibu, CA Great product! You follow the top of the market well; try to expand your coverage of lower-priced vehicles also. — David Bishop, Chapel Hill, TN Love auction results and comments! Also all old cars 1925–45 and ’46–’60. Restoration stories! — Richard Leach, Laguna Beach, CA Thank you all for your continued renewals and thoughtful comments. — Keith Martin 151


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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $66/month ($88 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit www.sportscarmarket.com/classifieds/place-ad to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. Email: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to classifieds@sportscarmarket.com. We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snail mail: Showcase, PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. English 1935 Bentley 3½ Litre Park Ward drophead coupe manual. In shows I enter it in the stock class. Car is a driver but very nice. Call Lon, 541.548.3458, Email: lonsusan@hotmail.com (OR) 1968 Lotus Super Seven S3 replica roadster Evans coolant, electric fan, battery in trunk and more. Very fast and handles like a dream. $45,000. Contact Frank, 760.464.6728, Email: ftonne@live. ca (CA) German 1961 Porsche 356B cabriolet S/N 154283. Heron Gray/dark green leather. 95,000 miles. H4, 4-spd manual. Numbers matching, fully documented history from new, CoA, present owner 14 years. Cosmetic restoration 1996 (originally Slate Gray/black). Black soft top, dark green hard top. Excellent driver, a #2+ car, runs and drives great. A highly original, solid, reliable car. Additional details and photos available. $125,000. Contact Michael, 360.317.6036, Email: trvlnman@crowvalley.com (WA) 1973 Porsche 911E Targa S/N WBAWB335X8P134365. Black/black. 56,500 miles. I6, automatic. Steptronic automatic transmission w/ paddle shifters, very well optioned; including Sport, Cold weather packages, Xenons, Keyless-go, mesh Sport rims and more. Serviced, recent tires. As-new in and out, lots of photos. Call or text. $18,500 OBO. Contact Brian, Buxton Motorsports Inc., 812.760.5513, Email: brianbuxton@buxtonmotorsports.com Web: www.BuxtonMotorsports.com (IN) Italian 1962 Lancia Flaminia coupe 2008 BMW 328i Sport package coupe S/N B66DG. Two-tone maroon/chocolate. Pristine. Complete, meticulous frame-up restoration by renowned marque specialist. Chassis B66DG, engine Y8BE, all components and body original to the car, all in as-new condition, finished in its original colors. Amelia Island Best in Class 2007; climatecontrolled storage and toured since. Ready for touring or concours. $295,000 OBO. Contact Randall, 607.342.2734, Email: rmarcus@bgdmolaw.com (NY) 1953 Allard K3 roadster S/N AM167. Green/black. I4, 4-spd manual. Super Seven S3 tribute car. The car came in parts from Tom McBurnie during a stressed cash flow moment. Included with the chassis was a Twin-Cam Lotus engine and close-ratio transmission rebuilt by Dave Bean. It was assembled in 1982 and has less then 1,000 miles. $28,500. Contact Ted, 541.479.8888, Email: ted@automaniagp.com Web: www.automaniagp.com (OR) 1970 Jaguar XKE convertible Black/red. V6, 4-spd manual. Stunning Pininfarina coachwork coupled with incredible Lancia V6 engine and rear-mounted transaxle. This is an incredibly sophisticated car that drives better than many contemporary cars. The engine was completely overhauled five to six years ago. Many other services were done recently to make it a trouble-free grand tourer. $60,000. Contact Stephan, RPM, 802.877.2645, Email: rpm@rpmvt.com Web: www.rpmvt.com (VT) 1964 Fiat 1500 cabriolet S/N 9113210990. Silver/black leather. 79,000 miles. H6, manual. 79k original documented miles. Two-owner, numbers-matching, California car. Rare option-delete example. One of last long-hood Es built (June 1973). Incredibly straight and dry chassis, no accidents. Has most records. Original unrestored interior, factory leather seats. Less than 7k miles on drivetrain rebuild. Over 100 photos on our site. $79,990. Contact Paul, AutoKennel, 714.335.4911, Email: paul@autokennel.com Web: www.autokennel.com (CA) A flawlessly restored K3 with a great history. Shown at Quail and Amelia. Original 330 Cadillac, upgraded T5 5-speed trans for much improved driving. Fully sorted and eligible for every event on the planet. Contact Matt, deGarmo Ltd. Classic Motorcars, Email: matt@deGarmoLtd.com Web: deGarmoLtd. com (CT) 1963 Jaguar Mark 2 4-dr sedan Red/tan. I6, 4-spd manual. Excellent running and driving car with same owner for the past 23 years. Good service history with less than 10,000 miles on the clutch, valve job and stainless-steel exhaust. Heritage certificate on file. This car offers tons of driving excitement and curb appeal for a fraction of the cost of a Series-1 car. $55,000. Contact Stephan, RPM, 802.877.2645, Email: rpm@rpmvt.com (VT) 1974 Jaguar XKE Series III convertible 1981 BMW M1 German Collector Car Restoration Services S/N 028911. Red/tan & black. 91,850 miles. I4, 4-spd manual. Highly original with very limited ownership. Includes a rare black hard top with its black soft top. Serviced on a regular basis. Ready to drive and enjoy as-is, and an excellent choice for the first-time classic car collector. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com Web: www.classicshowcase.com/index.php/ inventory/detail/10 (CA) 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Duetto spyder S/N P220371. British Racing Green/Biscuit. 60,567 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Overdrive-equipped example that looks, runs and drives very nicely. An excellent choice for those seeking an entry-level classic Jaguar. Featuring an attractive color combo, this Mark 2 would make a fantastic daily driver. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@ classicshowcase.com Web: www.classicshowcase.com/ index.php/inventory/detail/479 (CA) 1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk 1A roadster S/N 382001101. Red/black. 93,973 miles. V8, 4-spd 152 Silver & black/gray. 32,000 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. Looks stock on the outside. All custom inside. 350 motor/350 trans. TCI front end, TCI power rack, 10-bolt rear, Edelbrock carb and intake, a/c, custom interior, custom paint, Alpine stereo, custom wheels, S/N UE1S26055. Silver metallic/red. 18,317 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Full of patina. Exceedingly original and wonderfully preserved. Believed to have only 18,317 original miles, an incredible time capsule which includes a desirable hard top. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@ classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/index. php/inventory/detail/467 (CA) French 1950 Citroën 11B custom 4-dr sedan S/N WP0EB0919KS173051. Black/black. 51,300 miles. H6, manual. Stunning and rare. 1 of 823 built. West Coast Car from new. Clean and clear title. Numbers matching. Great documentation/ history. Same repair shop serviced for 25 years. No accidents. Very complete. Over 100 detailed photos and complete history on our website. Contact Paul, AutoKennel, 714.335.4911, Email: paul@autokennel.com Web: www.autokennel.com (CA) S/N 135BS00001219. Silver/red. V6, 5-spd manual. Only 424 Fiat Dino Spiders had the 2.4-liter Ferrari Dino engine. These special Fiats were built by Ferrari alongside 246 Dinos. Has independent rear suspension and ZF transmissions. Nice repaint, top and seats were replaced two years ago. It looks sharp and drives excellent. $149,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954.522.9900, Email: contact@motorcargallery.com Web: www.MotorcarGallery.com (FL) Sports Car Market This beautiful BMW M1 is just one of the restorations The Werk Shop has completed throughout the years. Our restorations are considered to be some of the finest in the world, garnering many best-in-class/ show trophies. Please contact us if you’d like help finding your next project car. BMW - Porsche - Mercedes The Werk Shop, 847.295.3200, Email: mike@ thewerkshop.com Web: www.thewerkshop.com 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster Silver/black. I4, Outstanding driving car; we have driven the car 1,000 trouble-free miles over the past year with nothing but smiles. This is a very desirable European-spec 1750 with Weber carburetors and single-brake booster with the proven 1,750-cc engine. This car is very hard to part with since it runs and drives so well. $38,000. Contact Stephan, RPM, 802.877.2645, Email: rpm@rpmvt.com Web: www. rpmvt.com (VT) 1972 Fiat Dino 2.4 Spider


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SCM Showcase Gallery 1972 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS coupe original, matching-numbers car with 78,800 original miles on the body and 100 miles on the entirely rebuilt powertrain. Interior, undercarriage, engine compartment all restored. Examples of performance enhancements are aluminum pistons, dual exhaust, 3.73 gears, upgraded brakes. Freeway driver. Call for extensive details. $29,000 OBO. Contact Larry, 858.699.1207, Email: larkar413@gmail.com (CA) An extremely well-documented 4.9. Receipts and ownership history back to new. Matching-number engine. Superb condition throughout. Call for complete details. Contact Matt, deGarmo Ltd. Classic Motorcars, 203.852.1670, Email: matt@deGarmoLtd.com Web: deGarmoLtd.com (CT) 1974 DeTomaso Pantera coupe 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air sedan 1967 Chevrolet Corvette coupe 4-spd manual. T-top with matching numbers with build sheet, records, invoices, owner’s manual, 454ci. Power options: p/s, p/b, a/c, p/w. Other options: tilt-tele steering column, alarm. Excellent overall condition, runs and drives well. $24,900. Contact Chuck, Central Classic Cars, 419.618.3855, Email: chuckputsch@hotmail.com Web: centralclassiccars. com (OH) S/N THPNNK06396. Red/black. 17,678 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. The Pantera was so admired, production lasted 19 years after Ford split with DeTomaso. Our Pantera is one of the lowest-mileage examples available. It is still in highly desirable original configuration. It has been sparingly refurbished and detailed to look new. Mechanically it is in top shape and drives perfectly. $98,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954.522.9900, Email: contact@motorcargallery.com Web: www.MotorcarGallery.com (FL) 2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica convertible S/N 56S057843. Twilight Turquoise & India Ivory/turquoise. 94,181 miles. V8, manual. Cloth and vinyl interior. Powered by a Super Turbo Fire 265-ci V8 w/ Power Pack. Totally original car, lots of original documents and many photos available. Call or text. $18,500 OBO. Contact Brian, Buxton Motorsports, Inc., 812.760.5513, Email: brianbuxton@ buxtonmotorsports.com Web: www.BuxtonMotorsports.com (IN) 1959 Chevrolet Corvette convertible S/N J59S104983. Classic Cream (1 of 223)/black. Other, 4-spd automatic. Impeccable! NCRS Top Flight. $160,000. Contact Terry, ProTeam Classic Corvettes, Email: terry@proteamcorvette.com Web: https://www.proteamcorvette.com/Corvette1957-1004G/1004G.html (OH) S/N ZFFGT61AX50144597. Silverstone Gray/red leather. 14,951 miles. V12, 6-spd automatic. Red calipers, carbon interior trim, Daytona seats, Scuderia shields, F-1 auto. trans. Just three registered owners from new and one of only 559 produced. Original owner’s manual w/leather pouch, two keys, two remotes, roof cover, Ferrari toolkit in leather case, Ferrari tire pump in canvas case, binder with service records and copy of original window sticker included. Major service including timing-belt replacement by Scottsdale Ferrari in Aug. 2011, top replaced in 2009 and all top struts replaced in 2015. $379,000. Contact Chris, The Stables Automotive Group, LLC, 480.699.3095, Email: cgennone@stablesgroup.com Web: www.stablesgroup.com (AZ) 2006 Ferrari F430 F1 Spider 1960 Chevrolet Corvette convertible Dove White & Hugger Orange/orange & black. 44,000 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. Drive and enjoy it now, needs no tinkering to get it right. “The Yankee”, fully restored, 396/350, Muncie/Hurst 4-speed, 12-bolt Posi rear, CA black plates. EVERYTHING works. Paint is immaculate, drives and shows fantastic, just as you would expect. Radio, clock, white power top. Email me for history, additional info and photos. $65,000. Contact John, 831.375.7363, Email: fullscalemodels@yahoo.com (CA) 1972 Chevrolet Cheyenne pickup S/N 194377S119262. Goodwood Green/Saddle Tan. 14,870 miles. 4-spd manual. 435hp. 14,870 actual miles. Bloomington Gold and NCRS Duntov award. $200,000. Contact Terry, ProTeam Classic Corvettes, Email: terry@proteamcorvette.com Web: https://www.proteamcorvette.com/Corvette1967-1007G/1007G.html (OH) 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS Indy Pace Car convertible One owner from new and only 20k original miles. Pampered and never tracked or abused in any way. All the best components. Mint condition. $69,500. Contact Matt, deGarmo Ltd. Classic Motorcars, 203.852.1670, Email: matt@deGarmoLtd.com (CT) 2005 Dodge Ram SRT-10 Hennessey Venom 1000 pickup 1986 Shelby Cobra ERA 427 replica roadster S/N 3D3HA18HX5G740276. Red/black. 4,820 miles. V10, automatic. Twin-turbo Venom 1000, low original miles. Custom built from the inside out. Over $150k invested. Have a list of mods and many photos. Nothing else compares. $58,500 OBO. Contact Brian, Buxton Motorsports, Inc., 812.760.5513, Email: brianbuxton@buxtonmotorsports.com Web: www.BuxtonMotorsports.com (IN) Race 1986 Porsche 962 IMSA racer S/N 00867S101940. Tasco Turquoise/Turquoise. 4spd manual. 270 hp. Impeccable. $160,000. Contact Terry, ProTeam Classic Corvettes, Email: terry@ proteamcorvette.com Web: https://www.proteamcorvette.com/Corvette-1960-1002G/1002G.html (OH) 1963 Chevrolet Corvette 327/340-hp Split-Window coupe Time capsule, all-original truck. Meticulously maintained always, fully documented from new. All options including a/c. 60k miles. Expensive. Contact Matt, deGarmo Ltd. Classic Motorcars, 203.852.1670, Email: matt@deGarmoLtd.com Web: deGarmoLtd. com (CT) 1973 Chevrolet Corvette coupe S/N ZFFEW59A260148741. Giallo Modena/black leather. 12,500 miles. V8, Like-new condition, an amazing car that provides maximum driving thrills. 4.3-liter, 483-hp DOHC V8 engine. Interior has leather upholstery, premium stereo sound system and carbon fiber trim throughout. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com Web: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/ detail/395 (CA) American 1940 Chevrolet Master Deluxe coupe S/N 962-122. White, yellow & red/black. H6, manual. One of the last air-cooled 962s made at the factory to IMSA specs. Totally restored using some of the very last OEM parts available. Completely turnkey and ready to participate in upcoming vintage events. Includes FIA certification. Verified original chassis, original engine and transmission. Contact Brett, Sloancars.com, 203.675.6235, Email: info@ sloancars.com Web: sloancars.com/5152/1986962-ex-dyson-racing-chassis-122/ (CT) © S/N 1Z37Z3S405849. White/tan. 95,773 miles. V8, S/N 30837S102047. Saddle Tan/Saddle Tan. 4-spd manual. Body-off restored. Jewelry! $169,000. Contact Terry, ProTeam Classic Corvettes, Email: terry@proteamcorvette.com Web: https://www. proteamcorvette.com/Corvette-1963-1056F/1056F. html (OH) 1965 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S coupe I6, Solidly restored in 2014/15. L.A.-based, all154 S/N V852659371. White/blue. 34,000 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. Original miles, Hurst 4-speed, 273 Hi-Po V8, PS, PB, Sure-Grip, excellent condition, set up for rallying. Email for additional photos and info. $25,000. Contact Albert, 814.466.6115, Email: bav1140@comcast.net Sports Car Market


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33 (0)1 42 99 2056. 33 (0)1 42 99 1639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. Email: motorcars@artcurial.com. www.artcurial.com/motorcars. (FR) Auctions America. 877.906.2437. Auctions America specializes in the sale of American classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods and customs. The company boasts an expert team of specialists, who offer 180 years combined experience buying, selling, racing and restoring collector vehicles, making them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. www.auctionsamerica.com. (IN) JR-Auctions. A Wyoming-based company, founded by Robert A. Tybor, entrepreneur/businessman and Jeff Davi, Entrepreneur/ Real-Estate Broker. JR-Auctions will be hosting its first live/virtual Monterey Plaza Hotel classic Auto/Yacht Auction in Aug, 2015 overlooking the beautiful Monterey Bay. For more information please visit our website jr-auctions.com or call to 844-572-8867. Accepting Consignments-please register online. You don’t want to miss it. of the excitement! Check us out at www.hollywoodcarauctions.com. Where Collectors Collect! See You On The Block! A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics & exotics. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942. Leake Auction Company was established in 1972 as one of the first car auctions in the country. More than 40 years later Leake has sold over 34,000 cars and currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Dallas. Recently they have been featured on several episodes of three different reality TV series — Fast N Loud on Discovery, Dallas Car Sharks on Velocity and The Car Chasers on CNBC Prime. www.leakecar.com (OK) Carlisle Collector Car Auctions. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694. 480.421.6697. For over four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watches unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) 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) Petersen Auction Group of Oregon. 541.689.6824. Hosting car auctions in Oregon since 1962. We have three annual Auctions: February, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR; July, Douglas Co. Fairgrounds, Roseburg, OR; September, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR. On the I-5 Corridor. We offer knowledgeable, fast, friendly “hassle-free” transactions. Oregon’s #1 Collector Car Auction www. petersencollectorcars.com Lucky Collector Car Auctions. Dan Kruse Classics is a family- owned collector car auction company located in San Antonio, Texas. DKC has been responsible for successful collector car sales since 1972, with annual sales in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Dan has personally has over $1,000,000,000 in sales in his storied career. Dan and daughters Tiffany, Tedra and Tara, manage the company. 866.495.8111 Dankruseclassics.com (TX) 888.672.0020. Lucky Collector Car Auctions is aptly named after Harold “Lucky” Lemay. Based in the majestic, pastoral ground of Marymount, home to the Lemay Family Collection Foundation near Tacoma, WA, the collection, formerly the biggest in the world, according to Guinness, now hosts an unrivaled event center, art collection and charitable foundation, which features two exceptional collector car auctions a year. www.luckyoldcar.com (WA) Rick Cole Auctions . Rick Cole conducted the first auction ever held in Monterey. His dozen successive annual events forever changed the landscape of the historic weekend. Next August, Rick Cole and Terry Price combine 70-plus years of professional client care to present an entirely new type of Monterey Auction experience, conducted at The Marriott Hotel. Limited consignment. Email: rickcole@rickcole.com Web: www.rickcole.com (CA) RM Sotheby’s. 800.211.4371. RM Motostalgia. 512.813.0636. Bonhams is the largest auction house to hold scheduled sales of classic and vintage motorcars, motorcycles and car memorabilia, with auctions held globally in conjunction with internationally renowned motoring events. Bonhams holds the world-record price for any motorcar sold at auction, as well as for many premier marques. San Francisco: (415) 391-4000 New York: (212) 644-9001 Los Angeles: (323) 850-7500 London: +44 20 7447-7447 Paris: +33 1 42 61 10 10 www.bonhams.com/motors FOLLOW SCM Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Shows 800.237.8954. Hosting two auctions a year in beautiful Palm Beach, FL, March & December. Offering quality collector cars and personalized service, all in a climate-controlled, state-of-the-art facility. Come be a part 156 Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290. 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 Sports Car Market Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960. 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August, the recordsetting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. www.goodingco.com. (CA) A premier international collector car auction house offering the rarest and finest automobiles on the world market. Motostalgia publishes a full photographic catalog presenting and documenting professional descriptions and provenance. Motostalgia’s diverse automotive experts offer bidders and consigners alike an accurate understanding of the global automotive market. With venues that parallel the most exciting automotive events like the U.S. Grand Prix and Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, Motostalgia offers an upscale experience that not only showcases the most collectable cars, but also provides a unique and exciting social environment that is befitting of the rarest and finest automobiles. www.motostalgia.com email: info@motostalgia.com facebook.com/Motostalgia Twitter: @Motostalgia Sotheby’s is the world’s largest collector car auction house for investmentquality automobiles. With 35 years’ experience, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, from restoration to private treaty sales and auctions, coupled with the industry’s largest expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. www.rmsothebys.com. (CAN) Russo and Steele Collector Auto- mobile Auctions. 602.252.2697. Fax: 602.252.6260. Specializing in the finest European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo and Steele now hosts three record-breaking auctions per year; Newport Beach in June; 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. RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) Appraisals Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485. Silver Auctions isn’t successful because we auction the most expensive cars, we’re successful because we auction the cars that you love. Silver Auction’s staff, bidders and consignors are everyday people with a passion for Nostalgic and Collector cars. Come see the difference at Silver Auctions. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. Email: silver@silverauctions.com, www.silverauctions.com. (WA) 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 website for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com. Worldwide Auctioneers. 800.990.6789 or 1.260.925.6789. Worldwide Auctioneers was formed over a decade ago by vintage-motorcar specialists Rod Egan and John Kruse. The sale and acquisition of classic automobiles is our core business, and no one is better qualified. Worldwide is unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer, and we are wholly invested in achieving the best result for you. Our auctions are catalogue-based, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) We also offer specialist-appraisal, estate-management and collectionconsultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. www.worldwide-auctioneers.com. (IN) Alfa Romeo Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. 206.467.6531. For over a quarter century, Cosmopolitan Motors has been at the center of the world for collector cars changing hands. Their unparalleled experience in tracking valuations makes them uniquely capable of valuating the rare and unusual. Estates, settlements, collections, insurance. Let their billion dollars worth of experience supply the results you seek. “We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian”. www.cosmopolitanmotors.com (WA) Automotive Restorations. Coachbuilt Press. 215.925.4233. Coachbuilt Press creates limited-edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present exceptional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, precise research, unique historical documents and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our website to view our latest titles and order. www.CoachbuiltPress.com (PA). 203.377.6745. Collector car sales, both road and race, have been a key activity for over 35 years. Our sales professionals actively seek consignments on a global basis. We also offer vehicle “search and find” for rare models. We undertake pre-purchase inspections worldwide. We provide auction support, including in-person or telephone bidding for absentee buyers. Restoration management and special-event assistance are also included in our services. Our aim is to make sure that your collector car passion is as enjoyable and worry-free as possible. www.automotiverestorations.com Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960. Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to appraise individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) Celebrate your ownership experiCenterline Products. 888.750. ALFA, Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 30 years — rely on our experience to build and maintain your dream Alfa. Restoration, maintenance and performance parts in stock for Giulietta through 164. Newly developed products introduced regularly. Check our website for online store, new arrivals, tech tips, and special offers. www.centerlinealfa.com. (CO) Motostalgia. 512.813.0636. 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) A premier international collector car auction house and professional appraisal company. Motostalgia’s diverse and multilingual automotive experts offer collectors and investors alike an accurate understanding of the global and domestic automotive market. Motostalgia’s international offices have the capability of appraising collector cars around the globe. With decades of global collector car market knowledge our experts can accurately value your most prized automobiles, ranging from a single pre-purchase appraisal to full collection valuations. www.motostalgia.com email: info@motostalgia.com facebook.com/Motostalgia Twitter: @Motostalgia ence! Automotive designer & illustrator, Steve Anderson is a specialist in the creation of owner-specified, fineart illustrations. Each original piece is hand crafted to portray the exact specification of individual automobiles and collections. All marques, eras, driven, concours and race. Ferrari- & Porsche-licensed Illustrator. For image samples, additional information or to discuss your project, please call us at 818.822.3063 or visit www.saillustrations.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. Charles Prince Classic Cars. Based in London, we are specialists in the finest historic motorcars and in contact with dealers and collectors from around the world. We offer the best advice and service in the collector car field. Int T: (0)798 5988070 or email: sales@ charlesprinceclassiccars.com www.charlesprinceclassiccars.com. Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic vintage automotive posters. The vast inventory runs from the late 1890s through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters.com. August 2015 Checker Motor Cars. At Checker Motor Cars we have a passion for cars, not only CHECKERS, but all cars. We are fanatic about automobile history and that drives our passion to restore history and art. Sales, Parts, Service and Restorations for Checker Automobiles. www.checkermotorcars.com (MA) 157 Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the largest European classic car dealerships in the nation, with an extensive inventory spanning over 50,000 sf. We can meet all your classic car needs with our unprecedented selection; from top-ofthe-line models to project cars. We buy classic cars in any shape or condition & provide the quickest payment & pickup anywhere in the U.S. 310.975.0272 www.beverlyhillscarclub.com (CA) CAR ART, INC. www.CarArt.us We are your one-stop shop for the World’s Finest Automotive Art. Choose from 1,300 artworks of 130 marques by 80 renowned fine artists, car designers and photographers. “Whether your preference is European sports and racing cars, American muscle or pre-war classics, you’ll find what you’re looking for.” — SCM. Founded in 2002 by Peter Aylett after 25 years in car design with Ford, GM, Lotus, Mercedes, Mazda and Nissan. Contact Peter at info@carart.us or call 949-433-0500 (CA) Auto Kennel. 714.335.4911. Imag- ine if you had the best of the best market your car for sale. Jesse Alexander taking all the photographs. Lee Iacocca working with buyers. Keith Martin introducing you to the right car clubs. Well, the father and son team of AutoKennel do just that for all their clients. Paul and Ed Kramer, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. www.autokennel.com (CA) Automobilia Buy/Sell/General


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Classic Assets Motor Sports Cen- ter. 760-452-6609 or 858-554-0331. A first-rate used car dealership specializing in vintage rally-eligible vehicles as well as an eclectic private collection of investment-grade automobiles including classic cars, vintage rally cars and supercars. Our business is buying and selling classic, collectible motorcars. We are considered to be the go-to resource for collector cars in San Diego. We are constantly seeking new additions. Top quality, collectible trades always considered. We are available to assist buyers and sellers with all aspects regarding classic cars including import and export. www.ca-motorsportscenter. com. (CA) DeLorean Motor Company. 239.495.8550. The first franchise of the new DeLorean Motor Company. Celebrating our 10th year in business we are the South Eastern United States exclusive source for DeLorean Sales, Service, Restoration and Parts. We have the largest selection of DeLoreans for sale in the world numbering 20 or more at any time and stock a full parts inventory. www.dmcflorida.com examples as enjoyable, tangible investments. Classic car storage, classic car consignment, brokerage, and other consulting services are available as well. We actively pursue the purchase and sales of any investment-grade classic car. Since 2009, we have offered a unique opportunity for collectors, enthusiasts and other industry professionals. www.lbilimited.com, sales@ lbilimited.com (PA) Mohr Imports, Classic and Sports Car Brokers. 831.373.3131. Mohr Imports Inc., of Monterey, California, pleased to be serving the collector car community for the past 30 years. Our goal is to present and represent your car in the very best way possible. We specialize in European classics, visit us at www.MohrImports.com. (CA) The Stables Automotive Group. 480.699.3095. Arizona’s finest facility for automotive management and concierge services offers show car preparation, auction representation, storage and transportation. Single or multi-car collections are welcome in our climatecontrolled 20,000 sq. ft. facility located in Scottsdale’s Airpark, near January’s auction scene. Stop by and meet the owners, Steve and Chris, they’re on site every day. www.stablesgroup.com Gullwing Motor Cars stocks more Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history and helping collectors obtain, restore and sell classic vehicles. Our world class facility houses 3 showrooms of cars and department specialty areas to perform all facets of restoration under one roof. Let our team, of professional craftsmen and specialists make your classic car vision a reality. www.classicshowcase. com. (CA) than 100 cars at our warehouse location, 27 years of experience; visited by customers across the country and overseas. We specialize in European and American cars and we are always looking to buy classic cars in any condition. We pick up from anywhere in the U.S. Quick payment and pickup. 718.545.0500. www.gullwingmotorcars.com Motorcar Portfolio, LLC. 330.453.8900. Motorcar Portfolio, LLC. 330.453.8900. Buy, sell, trade, auction of affordable antique, classic, collector vehicles. Bob Lichty offers over 40 years experience in the classic car industry. Motorcar Portfolio, LLC. has been serving NE Ohio and the world since 2004. Let us help with your needs. See our current inventory at our web site. www.motorcarportfolio.com (OH) Heritage Classics Motorcar ComCopley Motorcars. 781.444.4646. Specializing in unique and hard-to-find classics and sports cars. We only sell cars we love ourselves, and deal in a limited number of models. Before delivery to you, all of our classics, including Defenders, are fully inspected and serviced by one of two expert shops. We are located in Needham, MA. copleycars@gmail.com, www.copleymotorcars.com (MA) pany. 310.657.9699. www.heritageclassics.com. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, the premier West Coast classic car dealership established in 1985. Offering one of the largest indoor showrooms in Southern California, with an exceptional inventory of the very finest American and European classic cars available. We buy, sell and consign collectible automobiles, offering the best consignment terms available, contact us at sales@heritageclassics.com When in Southern California visit our beautiful showroom and specialty automotive bookstore, Heritage Classics Motorbooks, open Monday–Saturday. For current inventory and to visit our virtual bookstore visit www.heritageclassics.com Vintage Motors of Sarasota. 941.355.6500. Established in 1989, offering high-quality collector cars to the most discerning collectors. Vintage’s specialized services include sales, acquisitions and consignment of high-quality European and American collector and sports cars. Always buying individual cars or entire collections. Visit our large showroom with 75+ examples in the beautiful museum district of tropical Sarasota, FL. www.vintagemotorssarasota.com (FL) Paul Russell and Company. 978.768.6092. www.paulrussell.com. Specializing in the Preservation and Sales of European Classics, pre-war through the 1970s, since 1978. You can rely on our decades of experience with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fine collectibles. Repeat customers are the lifeblood of our business. Contact us today to join them. Car Sales Manager, Alex Finigan: Alex@paulrussell.com. (MA) Woodies USA. 949.922.7707, 949.412.8812. We buy and sell great woodies — hundreds to date. If you are buying or selling, give us a call. We can help. Woodies are fun! Every car collection should have at least one. Located in Laguna Niguel, California. www.woodiesusa.com. (CA) Classic Car Transport Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. 206.467.6531. Experts in worldwide acquisition, collection management, disposition and appraisal. For more than a quarter century, Cosmopolitan Motors has lived by its motto, “We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian.” Absurdly eclectic and proud of it. Find your treasure here, or pass it along to the next generation. www.cosmopolitanmotors.com (WA) FOLLOW SCM Luxury Brokers International. 215.459.1606. Specializing in the sales, purchase and brokerage of classic automobiles for the astute collector, with a new-age, contemporary approach. Focusing on original, high-quality 158 Passport Transport. 800.736.0575. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars. 314.524.6000. One of the largest inventories of vintage cars in the world. Please visit our website often, www.hymanltd.com to see our current stock. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars, 2310 Chaffee Drive, St. Louis, MO. 63146 314-524-6000 sales@hymanltd.com ProTeamCorvette.com. Corvettes: 1953–1982. Over 10,000 sold since 1971! Money-back guarantee. Worldwide transportation. Z06s, L88s, L89s, LS6s, ZR2s, ZR1s, LT1s, COPOs, Fuelies, Special 425s/435s/RPOs. Call toll free 888.592.5086 or call 419.592.5086. Fax 419.592.4242, email: terry@proteamcorvette.com or visit our website: www.ProTeamCorvette.com. ProTeam Corvette Sales, 1410 N. Scott St., Napoleon, OH 43545. Special Corvettes wanted at CorvettesWanted.com! NCRS Member #136. Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a classic, a ’60s muscle car or a modern exotic, you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. 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English Chubb Collector Car Insurance. Reliable Carriers, Inc. 877.744.7889. As the country’s largest enclosed-auto transport company, Reliable Carriers faithfully serves all 48 contiguous United States and Canada. Whether you’ve entered a concours event, need a relocation, are attending a corporate event, or shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.com Collection Management Grundy Worldwide. 888.647.8639. Carficionado Collection Manage- ment. Florian Seidl of Carficionado has been discreetly consulting to car collectors worldwide since 2002. We specialize in: • Collection Building • Collection Management • Investment Guidance • Restoration Supervision • Researching your car’s pedigree • Event Organization • Insurance • Experienced in coordination with trusts, family offices and institutional investors • Exceptional global market KnowHow • Proven track record including world record sales & Pebble Beach class wins for our clients Carficionado manages your valuable classic car collection with German precision. Contact us +49 171 3415843 pr@carficionado.com www.carficionado.com Collector Car Insurance Grundy Worldwide offers agreed value insurance with no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, and high liability limits. Our coverages are specifically designed for collectible-car owners. From classic cars to muscle cars, Grundy Worldwide has you covered. (*Zero deductible available in most states.) 888.6GRUNDY (888.647.8639). www.grundyworldwide.com. (PA) 1.866.CAR.9648. With Chubb, you’ll have flexibility and control with worldclass coverage and claim service. There are no mileage restrictions, “Agreed Value” is included, and you’re free to use the restoration shop of your choice for covered repairs. Special pricing is also available for large collections. For more information, call 1-866-227-9648 or visit www.chubbcollectorcar.com. Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) 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) AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. 631.425.1555. All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servicingcomplete mechanical restorations/rebuilds — cosmetic repair/paintwork to complete frame-off restoration. Large inventory of parts. All services as well as our current unventory of automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) Events—Concours, Car Shows Hilton Head Island Motoring FesHagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. 800.922.4050. is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com. (MI) tival. The South; a place where tea is sweet, people are darlin’, moss is Spanish and, come autumn, cars are plentiful. This fall, HHI Motoring Festival returns to the towns of Savannah, GA and Hilton Head Island, SC. Join us this fall - October 23rd to November 1st - in the land of southern hospitality. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com. Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. Classic Showcase has been an industry leader in the restoration, service and sale of classic Jaguars, and most other fine British automobiles. From sports cars to luxury sedans, our world-class restoration facility and highly skilled team are ready to assist your needs with acquiring the perfect British classic today! 760.758.6100. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) Carobu Engineering. 949.722.9307. Ferrari specialist. Engine rebuilding/ development, dyno-testing, parts and service. Your source for high-performance brakes, suspension, gaskets, engine parts, wheels and exhaust. Dealer for Tubi, Brembo, Koni, Razzo Rosso, Sangalli, Zanzi, Novitech Rosso and X-Ost. www.CAROBU.com. Radcliffe Motor Company. Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse a new breed of insurance for classic, antique, exotic, special-interest, contemporary classic and limited-edition cars. To get a quote is even easier with our new online improvements. Go to www.barrett-jackson.com/insurance/, select Get a quote, enter in a couple of key pieces of information about your vehicle, and get an estimated quote within seconds! It’s that easy. Don’t be caught without the right insurance for your vehicle. In the unfortunate aftermath of damage to your vehicle, learning that your insurance won’t restore your prized possession to its former glory, or appropriately compensate you for your loss, is the last thing you want to hear. To get a quote by phone, call 877.545.2522. E-Type UK USA. An international 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. (FL) specialist Jaguar E-type restoration and sales organisation with offices in both the U.K. and USA. E-Type UK USA are proud to announce the impending opening of their newly refurbished purpose built E-type showrooms and workshops designed to provide their USA clients with a real test of this famous English sports car. USA +1 805.267.6795 harry@etypeukusa.com www.etypeukusa.com 410.517.1681. The Mid-Atlantic’s premier facility for the maintenance, repair, and light restoration of exotic Italian and fine European automobiles. Having gained the trust of the exoticcar community, we are known for our proficiency and workmanship. We host the annual Vintage Ferrari All Italian Car Event each May, and you are cordially invited to attend. Visit our website for more information about our shop, and see photos of past events. www.RMCCAR.com. Finance Fourintune Garages Inc. J.C. Taylor Insurance. 800.345.8290. Antique, classic, muscle or modified — J.C. Taylor Insurance has provided dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle for over 50 years. Agreed Value Coverage in the continental U.S., and Alaska. Drive Through Time With Peace of Mind with J.C. Taylor Insurance. Get a FREE instant quote online at www.JCTaylor.com. August 2015 262.375.0876. www.fourintune.com. Complete ground-up restoration on British Marques — specializing in Austin-Healeys since 1976. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process, which includes a complete quotation on Healeys. Located in historic Cedarburg — just minutes north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (WI) J. J. BEST BANC & CO. provides financing on classic cars ranging from 1900 to today. Visit our website at www.jjbest.com or call 1.800.USA.1965 and get a loan approval in as little as five minutes! 159


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Parts, Accessories & Car Care Baldhead Cabinets. 877.966.2253. Ferrari Financial Services. 201.510.2500. As the world’s only Ferrari-owned finance company, no one understands a Ferrari customer’s unique perspective better than the company that designed these iconic sports cars. Whether it’s a line of credit for owners interested in utilizing the equity in their collection, or a simple interest loan, we stand committed to help our clients enhance their collection — without origination or early termination fees. “FFS” offers a level of expertise that cannot be matched by other lenders. German Cosdel International Transportation. European Collectibles, Inc. 949.650.4718. European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European sports cars since 1986. We specialize in Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s, along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey and Jaguar, with 40 vehicles in stock to choose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to concours level along with routine service. Located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles.com or visit our website www.europeancollectibles.com. (CA) Since 1960 Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air, ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world’s best-known collectors, dealers and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, Cosdel is your comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your nationwide and international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. 415.777.2000 carquotes@cosdel.com. www.cosdel.com. (CA) Italian The SL Market Letter. Ferrari & Maserati of Seattle. 206.329.7070. Family owned and operated, Ferrari of Seattle is Washington State’s only Official Ferrari dealer. Named “Ferrari Top Dealer-World Champion 2013,” our customer service and knowledge of the Ferrari brand is second to none. 1401 12th Ave, Seattle, Porsche of Bend. 800.842.1584. Located in Central Oregon since 1982, Porsche of Bend is the Northwest’s destination dealership for new and pre-owned Porsches. Formerly Carrera Motors, Porsche of Bend continues to proudly sell and service one of the most desired brand names in North America. www.bend.porschedealer.com (OR) WA 98122 www.ferrariofseattle.com 612.567.0234. NOT just SLs but all rare and collectible Mercedes! A key resource on Mercedes since 1982. 100s of Mercedes for sale, market news, price analysis & special reports in every issue & website. 1 & 2 yr. subscriptions open the door to one-on-one SLML help finding & selling specific models. Ask about our private sales program. www.slmarket.com (MN) Museums Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1.866.MB.CLASSIC. The center of competence for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts — for vintage car sales, meticulous restorations by manufacturer-trained technicians and the widest selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. www.mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) Import/Export Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. For over 30 years, Putnam Leasing has been the leader in exotic, luxury, and collector car leasing. This honor comes from Putnam’s unique ability to match the car of your dreams with a lease designed just for you. Every Putnam Lease is written to provide maximum flexibility while conserving capital, lowering monthly payments, and maximizing tax advantages. Its Putnam’s way of letting you drive more car for less money. For leases ranging from $50,000 to more than one million dollars, with terms extending up to 84 months, contact the oldest and most experienced leasing company in the country by calling 1.866.90.LEASE. Or just visit www.putnamleasing.com. Legal Law Offices of Bruce Shaw Collector Car Fraud Specialists, www.shawlaws.com. A motorhead law firm with real practical knowledge and experience in the Collector Car Field. Experience: Chain of speed shops, Body Shops, Car Dealerships, former NCRS judge as well as licensed attorneys. Estate planning and divorce settlements concerning Collector Cars. 50 State Representation. 215.657.2377 Mercedes-Benz The garage is no longer a place to cast off items unwanted. It is a destination in itself. We are a full-service, family owned company that designs and manufactures custom metal cabinets in Bend, OR. Choose from meticulously crafted storage cabinets, TV cabinets, sink cabinets, or our ever-popular pull-out fastener bin cabinet, just to name a few. www.baldheadcabinets.com California Car Cover Company. More than just custom-fit car covers, California Car Cover is the home of complete car care and automotive lifestyle products. Offering the best in car accessories, garage items, detailing products, nostalgic collectibles, apparel and more! Call 1-800-423-5525 or visit Calcarcover.com for a free catalog. QuickSilver Exhaust Systems. 305.219.8882. Our customers are sophisticated enthusiasts who choose our exhaust system for various reasons —durability, weight reduction and enhanced sound. QuickSilver are the default choice for many of the most important classics. Originality is essential, but there’s no reason why subtle improvements cannot be introduced. QuickSilver use superior materials and modern manufacturing techniques unavailable when the cars were new. www.quicksilverexhausts.com SpeedFurniture.com. LeMay—America’s Car Museum Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300. with more than 30 years in the industry and worldwide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializes in classic Ferraris of the ’50s & ’60s. www.ferrari4you.com dC Automotive. 800-549-2410. We have the largest indoor Recycling Facility for Porsches in the U.S. We specialize in used rebuilt and new parts for Porsche cars. Including all models of the 911, 912, Carrera and Turbo, 944 16 valve S, 924S, 951, 944 Turbo, 914-4, 914-6 Boxster, 968, Cayenne,928, 928S, 928 S4 Vintage parts a specialty. We have an extensive inventory including used Porsche engines, transmissions, fuchs wheels, seats, brake upgrades, interior trim and suspension. No part is too small. We are a God-owned family business serving the Porsche community for over 25 years. www.dcauto.com 252-955-0110 (text) 252-977-1430 int’l 160 Leasing Premier Financial Services is the nation’s leading lessor of vintage and exotic motorcars. Our Simple Lease Program is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term, as well as for those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination Program allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. Contact Premier at 877.973.7700 or info@pfsllc.com. www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) celebrates America’s love affair with the automobile. Named the Best Museum in Western Washington, the four-level, 165,000 sq. ft. museum features 12 rotating exhibits and 300 cars, trucks and motorcycles on display. ACM includes a 3.5-acre show field, State Farm Theatre, Classics Café, banquet hall and meeting facilities and offers a majestic view above Commencement Bay. For more information, visit www.lemaymuseum.org. LeMay – America’s Car Museum 2702 E D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421 877.902.8490 (toll free) info@lemaymuseum.org www.lemaymuseum.org. (WA) 844-GO-SPEED. Racing-Inspired Furniture, Ergonomic Racing Office Chairs, Streamlined Automotive Desks, Bar sets, Lounge Chairs, Bookcases, Tables & Accessories! Experience the highest quality custom furniture available. Designed by award-winning Designer Henri Lenterman. Using cutting-edge European design and style. Offering Affordable Automotive Furniture backed by a Lifetime Guarantee. Manufactured using the highest-quality materials & components. Now available with custom embroidery! Email: SpeedFurniture@yahoo.com Website: www.SpeedFurniture.com Swissvax. 305.219.8882. Since 1930, the Swiss family company creates magnificent wax formulations. The non-abrasive system consists of a pre-wax fluid and a high-content Carnauba wax. 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ishes. Swissvax is also worldwide OEM supplier to Rolls-Royce Motorcars, Bugatti, Lamborghini. www.swissvax. com www.swissvax.us WeatherTech® Automotive Ac- cessories. 800.441.8527. MacNeil Automotive Products Limited providing Automotive Accessories for your vehicles for over 20 years. MacNeil has defined high-quality vehicle protection with the WeatherTech® line of Automotive Accessories. Choose from allweather floor mats, extreme-duty floor liners, cargo/trunk liners, side-window deflectors, no-drill mudflaps, many different options of license-plate frames and more. We have products available for virtually every make and model. To see and buy everything, go to www.WeatherTech.com. Restoration — General Hahn - Vorbach & Associates D. L. George Historic Motorcars. Automotive Restorations. 203.377.6745. Founded in 1978, we are well-established practitioners of the art and craft of vehicle restoration, preservation and service. Nearly 40 experienced craftspeople focused on the art and entertainment to be enjoyed with great cars describes our culture. Our staff and expertise encompasses a broad range of skills and specific vehicle experience. Proper project management and control produce the quality and attention to detail we have come to be known for in all we produce. See much more on the Web at www.automotiverestorations.com 610.593.7423. We stand at the crossroads between you and historic European motorcars of the pre-war and early post-war era. We provide full-service restoration, maintenance, and support of the finest cars driven extensively by the most refined collectors. Find us at concours from Amelia Island to Pebble Beach, venues from Lime Rock to Goodwood, and events including the Mille Miglia, Peking to Paris, and The Colorado Grand. www.DLGEORGE.com (PA) LLC. 724.452.4329. Specializes in the investment-grade restoration and preservation of European and American collectible antique and classic cars, muscle cars, sports cars, hot rods and vintage race cars. Our services include full and partial restorations, bespoke builds, repairs, show prep, sales and procurement assistance, as well as a full array of do-it-yourself assistance services. Recognized experts in the restoration of Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwings and Roadsters. Concours-level, national award-winning quality. Find examples of our craftsmanship and the wide range of past projects on our website. We would be happy to discuss your project. www.hahnvorbach.com Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history by creating driver, show/driver, show, and preservation level restorations for collectors worldwide. Our world-class facilities consist of a team of passionate and dedicated craftsman who are ready to perform either factory standards or performance/ modified upgrades. Visit our website or call us to discuss your project today. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) For 35 years, Owner/Enthusiast Bruce Trenery has operated Fantasy Junction from the San Francisco Bay Area. The dealership enjoys an outstanding worldwide reputation for integrity and knowledge in the collector car field. Many of the world’s greatest sports cars have passed through the doors, with both buyers and sellers enjoying expert representation. Email Sales@FantasyJunction.com, www.FantasyJunction. com. (CA) cating work is unsurpassed and awardwinning. We have specialized equipment and knowledge to service newer and vintage models and everything in between. www.exoticars-usa.com. (NJ) Suixtil USA. 855.784.9845. Suixtil- USA is the premier retailer for fine menswear inspired by auto racing heritage. The Suixtil racing uniforms have been worn by many Formula One racing heroes including Juan Manuel Fangio. Built for Speed, Styled for Passion, Made for Gentlemen. For more information, shop online at www.suixtil-usa. com, call 1-855-SUIXTIL (784-9845), or email sales@suixtil-usa.com. The Guild of Automotive Restor- ers. 905.775.0499. No matter whether your car is bound to the concours or for the road, we are the sensible choice. We are expert in our craft and we combine this with unimpeachable integrity doing something that we enjoy as much as our clients enjoy the fruits of our labors. Share our passion for your passion. Give us a call, we look forward to hearing from you. David Grainger and Janice Stone Proprietors. www.guildclassiccars.com (CAN) Vintage Motor Group F. Roxas Inc. 708.598.1000. Brid- Dresser Leathers. 201.889.7168. Brighton Motorsports. 480.483.4682. Authorized Morgan 3-Wheeler Dealer and repair, and expert service facility for your collector car. Privately owned, we are located in the heart of the Arizona Auction Arena in Scottsdale. We offer a unique collection of European and American special interest cars and motorcycles and host the Brighton Classic Car Rally each November. BrightonMotorsports.com, 480-483-4682 or info@brightonmotorsports.com. Your source for vintage leather reproductions. Specializing in accurate reproduction of leather mirror/tire straps, luggage tie-downs and handles as well as custom leather accessories for the collector car investor. Service includes full buckle inspection, hand and machine polishing, dimensions measured to 1/32nd inch of original using the best harness leather from tanneries located in the USA. www.DRESSERLEATHERS.com geview, IL. The Only Thing Better Than New is a Fran Roxas Restoration. Recent restorations include Duesenberg, Packard 12, 8-liter Bentley, Cadillac V16, Delahaye, Stutz DV32, Ferrari, 1950s & 60s Concept Cars. We take pride in enhancing our clients’ investments by bringing these truly one-ofa-kind cars back to life, maybe an even better life. The quality of our work has been nationally recognized since 1970 with consistent 1st place winners at concours around the world. (IL) High Mountain Classics. 970.532.2339. World-class restoration, repair, and maintenance. Many Pebble Beach Class wins and Best of Show evidence our pursuit of restoration excellence. We service and maintain blue-chip collectibles, race cars, and other investment-grade cars, and provide vintage race track support. We have particular excellence with Bugatti and other pre-war marques. www.HighMountainClassics.com JWF Restorations Inc. SpecialExoticars USA. 908.996.4889, Wil de Groot’s Exoticars USA has serviced and restored Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini in the NJ, PA, NY region since 1979. We’re passionate about keeping your car fast, reliable, beautiful and authentic. Our mechanical, paint/ body, electronic, machining and fabri- Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245, Classic Restoration by Country Club Auto, located in Colorado, is a large facility that offers world-class restoration, repair and fabrication services. Highly organized, fiscally responsible and providing biweekly detailed billing, we keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our excellent web site for details. Email doug@classicrestodenver.com. www.classicrestodenver.com. (CO) August 2015 Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends SUBSCRIBE TO SCM 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 SportsCarMarket.com/subscribe 161 ™ izing in AC restoration from street to concours, U.S. Registrar AC Owners Club (U.K.). Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St. Portland, OR 97225 503-706-8250 Fax 503-646-4009 The world’s largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership is not required. Monthly magazine. Email: jim@jwfrestoration.com (OR) Volante Classics. 978.447.1669. At Volante Classics we rebuild notable European classic cars. What sets us apart is our master craftsman, Roberto Donati, who learned to reshape contours, reconstruct panels, and recreate beauty while he was a young man in Italy. Under his father’s and grandfather’s mindful tutelage, Roberto dedicated his life to coachwork. More than the craft itself, Roberto saw and felt the passion with which his father toiled. He came to America to perfect his art, working at one of the most prestigious firms for more than a decade. Only those who live and feel that same passion, and possess the highest degree of skill, can reach his level of excellence. Only they can restore the essence of a classic machine. www.volanteclassics.com ©


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Carl Bomstead eWatch Vintage Slot Still Taking All the Money A Caille Brothers slot machine brings $300,000, which would buy you a really great car Thought Carl’s Morphy Auctions offered an amazing array of early gambling, trade stimulators and slot machines at their May 1–3 Las Vegas Coin-op and Advertising Auction. The lot that caught my eye was an ornate Caille Brothers Peerless five-cent floor roulette slot machine that was in mint original condition. It sold for $300,000, including the 20% vig, so I guess we’ll have to stick to the trinkets and trash that are more in our price range. Here are a few of the other items they offered, along with some other cool stuff: was die-cut, framed and appeared to be in exceptional condition. It stated that this was one of the 98 Whiz products, and SCMers and avid Whiz collectors Dick DeLuna and Dennis Varni would certainly arm-wrestle over this one. MORPHY AUCTIONS LOT 419—GILLETTE CORD AND FABRIC TIRES TIN FLANGE SIGN. Estimate: $6,000 to $8,000. SOLD AT: $6,600. Date: 5/2/2015. This colorful, double-sided tin flange sign measured 28 inches by 18 inches, and had the catchy slogan “A bear for wear.” Unfortunately, the sign was a little the worse for wear and had a few touch-ups, but that did not deter the bidding. This sign is so rare that it is one of the few examples where condition is overlooked. Bids: 11. SOLD AT: $1,038.56. Date: 3/23/2015. The Carrera Panamericana road race was considered the most dangerous race in the world and was run from 1950 to 1954, with numerous deaths each year. It has recently been reconstructed as a much tamer event. It celebrated the completion of the Mexican section of the Pan American Highway and covered 2,000 miles border to border. The frame is certainly unusual, and it has to be rather rare, so no issue with the price. EBAY #361271298842—BENHUR AUTOMOBILE RADIATOR BADGE. Number of Bids: 47. SOLD AT: $2,125. Date: 4/25/2015. Talk about rare! The Ben-Hur was manufactured in Willoughby, OH, in 1917 and 1918, and about 40 cars were produced. The car was named after a street in Willoughby as L. Allen, the founder, thought his name was too mundane. As an aside, the designer of the ill-fated Ben-Hur went on to design the Kay-See. Talk about a spiraling career path. Considering how rare this radiator badge is, I’m surprised that it did not sell for a touch more. MORPHY AUCTIONS LOT 418—WHIZ AUTO BODY POLISH CARDBOARD ADVERTISING SIGN. Estimate: $2,000 to $4,000. SOLD AT: $3,300. Date: 5/2/2015. This colorful sign featured the two Whiz elves polishing a period sedan. It MORPHY AUCTIONS LOT 549—PEERLESS STAGES BUS DEPOT PORCELAIN SIGN. Estimate: $30,000– $40,000. SOLD AT: $27,600. Date: 5/2/2015. This colorful, double-sided porcelain sign had great graphics and was in acceptable condition, with chips at the mounting holes and along the bottom edge. Bus signs are very desirable, and I would say that the price paid, while expensive, was about right. The estimates were a bit aggressive. EBAY #261814644153—1954 CARRERA PANAMERICANA ROAD RACE LICENSE PLATE. Number of EBAY #301623332290—HOT WHEELS COMMEMORATIVE AND CUSTOM CARS IN BLISTER PACK. Number of Bids: 128. SOLD AT: $7,600. Date: 5/11/2015. Offered were commemorative and custom Hot Wheels cars in their original packaging. They were from an event in Speed, KS, that celebrated the 40th anniversary of Hot Wheels, and the custom car was signed by someone the seller stated may have been a Hot Wheels designer. Now, I am quick to admit that Hot Wheels are not my thing, but at $7,600, something was going on, and I am at a loss to explain the price paid. 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 $75 for 12 monthly issues in the U.S., $105 Canada/Mexico, Europe $135, Asia/Africa/Middle East $135. Subscriptions are payable in advance in U.S. currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 877.219.2605, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 162 MORFORD AUCTIONS LOT 308—POLARINE ONE-GALLON OIL CAN. SOLD AT: $2,530 including 15% vig. Date: 5/15/2015. Polarine was a Standard Oil Company brand, and this can featured a colorful scene with an early touring car. It was in very acceptable condition, and the graphics were crisp and clean. A wonderful picture can and well worth the money. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market