Want to read this issue? To get started, subscribe here, or sign in!

Search This Issue

Page -1

am Beware Of Counterfeit Classics S Keith Martin's MARKET ONE MILLION DOLLARS 175 COLLECTOR CARS1ATED BARRETT-JACKSONTREVIEWk .4,44 s Car The Guide to Collecting Classic, Antique, Sports & Muscle Cars '56 MASERATI ZAGATO No Surprise at S467,000 1 --■emeS11101111111 PROFILED: AC BRISTOL The Thinking Man's Cobra 0 714 8601003 111 6 DECEMBER 2003 $6 95US $9.95C N 2)

Page 0

RM AUCTIONS INC. VINTAGE MOTOR CARS AT THE rizona PHOENIX ARIZONA JANUARY 23, 2004 Ott' 800-211-4173 • Amp. 1969 DODGE CHARGER 500 1930 PACKARD SERIES 745 ROADSTER  1961 PORSCHE SUPER 90 ROADSTER  1966 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MK III BJ-B CONVERTIBLE ligulars. Premier .L.LBESTBANC & ( 1) PUTNAM mrs,,,Pff,  41fteretisocastr.  IM I I  (IR Gauthier

Page 1

1967 FERRARI TIPO 166 FORMULA TWO RACING CAR „ MIKE FAIRBAIRN  ROB MYERS  800-211-4371 800-211-4371 t,mhi ONE CLASSIC CAR DRIVE, BLENHEIM, ONTARIO, CANADA NOP 1A0 TEL. 519 352 4575  FAX 519 351 1337 www.rmauctions.com JACK C. BOXSTROM  613-476-9132 TODD WERTMAN  TERRY LARSON  DAN SPENDICK  KEN WALLACE  DONNIE GOULD  JOHN KRUSE  310-246-9880 480-984-8501 519-352-4575 734-547-2400 954-566-2209 260-925-6789 JONATHAN HOOKER  519-352-4575 mfairbairngrmauctions.com rmyersgrmauctions.com jboxstromgrmauctions.com twertmangrmauctions.com tlarsongrmauctions.com dspendickgrmauctions.com kwallacegrmauctions.com dgouldgrmauctions.com jkrusegrmauctions.com jhookergrmauctions.com

Page 2

Keith Martin, Pttblisher  NI. A RKET  7 - — lit1. 15, #11 "308 with rock-star provenance, combined with non-stock turbocharger, equals proceed with extreme caution. Despite minimal miles, expect maximum us by previous owner." —see B. Mitchell Carlson's report on Mecum's Elkhart Lake auction, beginning on page 70. B. Mitchell Carlson FIRSTHAND EVALUATIONS OF 175 COLLECTOR CARS 56  Silver Auctions, Reno, NV Mitch rolls the dice and comes up with Sion,. 60 Bonhams & Butterfields, Newport, RI If you can't afford an America's Cup yacht, consider a vintage Rolls. 63  Split-window Beetle brings $15,595, $4,200 over estimate at Christie's. 76  81  Kruse International, Auburn, IN $17m sold—not a bad weekend for Dean and his gang. 70 Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers, Elkhart Lake, WI A well-paced show pulls in $530k. Christie's, Apeldoorn, Holland Dermot Chichester hammers down three of five Bugs at this new venue. Bonhams UK, Goodwood Revival, Sussex Tasty but pieced-together 8C is the top seller at the vintage celebration. PROFILES 36 1972 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder The ultimate exotic of its era brings $365,500. 40  1958 AC Ace Bristol roadster Prices of the thinking-man's Cobra are on the rise. 42 1933 Tipo 6C 1750 Supercharged Gran Sport Drives about as well as any pre-war car you can imagine. 44 1956 Maserati A6G 2000 Zagato A fierce competitor then, a great ride now. 46  Bonhams gets $700k for land yachts at its inaugural Newport, RI, auction. Cover Photographs: Courtesy of RM Auctions. 4  Sports Car Market 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Sport Cabriolet Coachwork is the ultimate determinant of value. 50 1930 Pierce-Arrow Model B Convertilbe Coupe Does a $94,000 sale indicate signs of life in the Classics market? 52 1980 Alfa Romeo 179C Formula One Only $10,000/hr to operate at 12,500 rpm. Richard Hudson-E ran

Page 3

cc I've probably driven as many miles on antique auto tours as anyone"... • . 1  •  1  Ride (.1 ■ nc - And Grundy's Complete Coverage Lets Me Tour With Confidence. Finally, a collector car insurance program that is sensitive to vour needs and your wallet. • AGREED  t CO1IZA6F. • NO MILFAt ;F. LIMITAI IONS • HIGH LIABILITY LINII IS AVAILABLE Find Out How Much You Can Save. Call for a fast, accurate quote: 800-338-4005 or log on to: www.grundy.com for a real-time quote in all 50 slates. 400 Ilorsham Road, Box 1957, 1 lorsham, PA 19044 ;  4, ■ Director (it the Auto Collection at the Imperial Palace I lotel and Casino,las Vegas, NV. — 1932 Stutz

Page 4

"By the time the owner of the genuine car finds out that his car has been cloned, the Villain and his bag of gold will be long gone," warns English legal-beagle Martin Emmison COLUMNS 8 Shifting Gears Keith Martin 10 The Inside Line Cindy Banzer 20 Affordable Classics: 1961-71 Austin Mini & Cooper by Nathan York 22 Collecting Thoughts: Classics on a Schoolteacher's Salary by John Cardwell 38 Sheehan Speaks: So You've Got $200k to Spend on a Red Horsie by Michael Sheehan 47 Porsche Gesprach: Telling Miles on a Broken-Odo 911? by Jim Schrager 88 Motobilia: Strother MacMinn, Closet Rodder by Carl Bomstead 88 Bike Buys: 1979-89 Kawasaki KZ1300 by Paul Duchene 96 eWatch: The $202 Oil-Can Snafu by Carl Bomstead FEATURES & DEPARTMENTS 12 Auction Calendar 14 You Write, We Read 26 Leasing an Exotic 28 The Goodwood Revival 30 Glenmoor Gathering Affordable Classic—Beware of late-model Minis with early-model chassis tags. 32 Beware Counterfeit Classics 45 Mystery Photo - yhdped, l ii  I .11101wilit4  1111111W . 1111 lllll  •  lllll ,)11111111111011: -iqueitA llll •  ., 1111111111111111111111111111111  rum it SCM's own "Molar" Robert Ames takes us on a trip through time at Goodwood. 6 _ aj*-.1-411 ■;t4 41,4 11;11111111111111 1930 Pierce-Arrow Model B—maybe you should consider selling the one in your garage. 1972 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder makes all of the right noises, along with the right price. 85 Fresh Meat 86 Price Guide—German & Etceterini 90 Mystery Photo Answers 90 Twenty Year Picture 91 Comments With Your Renewals 92 Glovebox Notes 92 Neat Stuff CLASSIFIEDS 18 Display Advertisers Index 36 Ferrari 40 English 42 Alfa Romeo 44 Etceterini 46 German 50 American 52 Vintage Race Cars 93 Showcase Gallery 94 Resource Directory Sports Car Market Robert Ames

Page 5

111411iiimo r ' Today, there is still only one real choice. Car people know that there's something special about originality and about having the real thing. Fine auto transport is no different. Passport is the original enclosed transporter. Shipping your treasured vehicle won't be trial and error for us. Experience Counts. www.passporttransportcom 1.800 325.4267 PASSPORT Z.= 1741  so sr rr Aisa - A FedEx Custom Critical Company

Page 6

Shifting Gears / Keith Martin The Future of Collecting T he 331-cid Chrylser Hemi burbled and backfired as we descended from the 10,910-11 Molas Pass. It was day three of the Colorado Grand, and I was behind the wheel of the 1953 Sebring-winning Cunningham C-4R. Currently under the stewardship of Miles Collier ("We don't really own these cars; we just take care of them and pass them on to someone else," he tells me), the Cunningham was surprisingly easy to drive. The synchros in the four-speed gearbox were effective, and the copious horsepower combined with the relatively light weight made passing lumber trucks and motorhomes thrilling rather than terrifying. We'll have an essay on the Grand in our next issue. But in short, it's components include magnificent scenery, an absence of stress-inducing competition, the relatively benign cooperation of the police, and a first-rate organizational structure. This results in serious collectors feeling comfortable bringing out their serious cars for 1,000 miles or so of healthy exercise. As important as the driving were the conversations. Yes, the owners of these cars, ranging from Maserati A6G Zagatos to Alfa Monzas to BMW 507s to Ferrari 212s, have generally done well in their day jobs, hence their exotic toys. They've made their choices about what cars to collect with the same thoughtfulness that has characterized their decisions in their business dealings. Each night was filled with animated discussions about the various merits of different marques, and different models within those marques. As you might expect, some of my most intense discussions took place with Miles Collier. Founder of a series of seminars on connoisseurship and the collectible car, Collier brings the same type of approach he has learned from his experience in the art world to car collecting. (He is a practicing artist who recently showed his paintings at the von Liebig Art Center, in Naples, FL.) Why do we collect? What do we collect? Do we preserve or restore? As the car collecting hobby matures, these are questions being asked with increasing frequency. THE GOLDEN AGE The morning mountain air was delightfully chilling at 80 mph. After our downhill run, we pulled into Silverton, CO, to get a coffee. I parked the Cunningham between long–time SCM'ers Bruce Male's A6G Zagato and the Mercedes Gullwing of Diego Ribadineira. As we warmed up in the early-morning mountain sun, we looked at the fifty or so exotic cars parked on the street of the frontier town. "I think this era will be known as the golden age of car collecting," said Collier. "There are few restrictions on our ability to drive these old cars, and there are still enough mechanics around who really know how to keep them running properly." If we go forward 100 years, it's not impossible that combustion engines, especially heavily polluting ones in vintage machines, might be illegal to operate on a public highway. Further, the differential between the capabilities of old cars and new ones will become increasingly large. Plans are already in the working stages for some highways to have data reception and transmission capabilities, with vehicles routed or directed remotely. It's unlikely that someone would be interested in retrofitting a set of these computerized controls to a 1957 Maserati 200Si. Perhaps like horses, with their trailers and regulations for riding only on designated trails, vintage cars will have to be transported to special areas and then driven on specifically set-aside roads. When your driving time is done, no more putting up the top and heading down the Interstate—it will be back into the car hauler for the trip home. Today, you can go to the local collector car dealer, plunk down the cash for, say, a 1954 MG-IF, and just start driving. No permits, no special permission required. WHO WILL TUNE YOUR WEBERS? Cunningham C-4R and Miles Collier Collier also mentioned that finding mechanics who understand how old cars work is becoming increasingly difficult. I know from my own experience that the V12 mechanic I have gone to faithfully for a decade, Gerry Follette, has semi-retired from Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo, here in Portland, OR. He has left a void. Gerry once owned an SWB, back when they were just used cars, and he truly understands carbureted cars. The other technicians at the shop are competent, but they have cut their teeth on fuel-injected, computerized Ferraris. There's simply no substitute for someone who has forty years of experience synchronizing three or six dual Webers, and who can intuitively feel just how much to back off a mixture screw to get an engine to idle smoothly. And Ferraris aren't particularly complicated cars. Who is going to work on the great prewar classics, the Alfa 1750s, the Mercedes 540Ks and the Bugatti Type 57s? Where will the institutional memory reside that can tell us how these cars felt when they were new? Who can tell you that your car shouldn't be shifting as badly as it does, or that the steering should be lighter? Who will be there to do the fettling that turns a restored car from an assembled bunch of pieces into a brilliantly performing machine? So the next time you pull your Daytona, MOB, or Aston Martin DB2/ 4 out of the garage and take it for a spin, reflect for a moment on just how fortunate you are to be able to enjoy your classic car with few, if any, regulatory hassles. For those who enjoy driving old cars, these truly are the best of times.• 8  Sports Car Market

Page 7

The Bonhams team are the world's leading specialists in the sale of Collectors' Motor Cars at auction from veteran to modern day classics, from the sedate to Formula 1. Bonhams' extensive sale calendar includes general and specialist sales at flagship venues throughout the world including Monaco, Paris, Geneva, Nurburgring, Gstaad, Quail Lodge and Goodwood. Whether you are looking to buy or sell collectors' motor cars, find out how we can help by calling: Mark Osborne (415) 391 4000, mark.osborne@bonhams.com , Andrew Reilly (415) 503 3285, andrew.reilly@bonhams.com , Malcolm Barber (415) 861 7500, malcolm.barber@bonhams.com USA  Bonhams & Butterfields  220 San Bruno Avenue  San Francisco  California 94103  +1(415) 391 4000  +1(415) 391 4040 fax  UK  Bonhams  Montpelier Street  London  SW] 1HH  +44 (0) 20 7393 3900  +44 (0) 20 7393 3905 fax  Europe Bonhams 10 Rue Blavignac 1227 Carouge-Geneva Switzerland +41 (0) 22 300 3160 +41 (0) 22 300 3035 fax

Page 8

The Inside Line / Cindy Banzer News  1/SCM Publisher Keith Martin has joined the National Advisory Board of the Harold E. LeMay Museum. Other directors include Glenn Mounger, Tom Bryant, Peter Brock, Bob Ames, Peter Hageman, Al McEwan, Jim Hammond, Craig Watjen and Robert Craves. Please send upcoming news, event or auction information to insideline@sportscarmarket.com . scmHappenings The 2003 SCM Spirit of Motoring award was won by Ed Gleyson and his 1963 Jaguar SCM Spirit of Motoring award winner Ed Gleyson. E-type at the Sunriver Exotic Car Show near Bend, OR. Ed has owned his car for 25 years and has a Jaguar repair shop in Portland, OR. VSign up today for the seventh Annual SCM Insider's Seminar at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, AZ, January 22-24, 2004, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day. Learn from Editor Martin's new presentation, "Making Cents of Your Hobby, How to Buy Right So You Can Sell Right." $325/$595 for two ($400/$750 non-subscribers); space is limited. Contact David Slama, 503.261.0555 x206, david.slama@sportscarmarket.com . See page 89. (OR) /The SCM/Steve Austin Italy and Monaco Car Collectors Dream Tour occurring in May, 2004, is sold out; names for the waiting list are being accepted. Call for details at 800.452.8484. (OR) VIn response to numerous requests, SCM's Keith Martin, Cindy Banzer and Steve Austin will once again offer their I EMI_ iti witsviiki4k Reserve your spot for Goodwood now. acclaimed Goodwood Revival and Southern England tour in September, 2004. Call for details at 800.452.8434. (OR) 10  The vast LeMay collection is broadly American and spans the entire 20th century. A dramatic great hall will be the centerpiece of the new Harold E. LeMay Museum, located in Tacoma, WA. The designs for the new museum will be unveiled on 11/5/03. www.lemaymuseum.org. biThe Petersen Automotive Museum has opened an exhibit showcasing the life and career of Carroll Shelby. The show, "Carroll Shelby: A Life in the Fast Lane," runs until March 28, 2004. 323.964.6356, www.petersen.org . (CA) vWhite Post Restorations announces they now stock all special brake and clutch cylinder rebuild components such as slave, clutch cylinders, calipers, vacuum boosters, metering and proportioning valves, brake pad and shoe relining, along with stainless steel pistons, in addition to performing complete auto restorations. 540.837.1140, www.whitepost.com. (VA) ./The Royal Automobile Museum, located in Amman, Jordan is the first public automotive museum in the Arab region. Inaugurated by King Abdullah II on May 25, Events  4/The inaugural Kirkland Concours d'Elegance held on Sept. 13, 2003, at Carillon Point, Kirkland, WA, was the first high-end car event of its type in the area. More than 65 highly-restored cars, many from the Seattle area, were present. Several of them had never been shown in their home state. Honorary Chairman of the event was Edward Herrmann, with SCM's Keith Martin as emcee. Best of Show was awarded to the 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Spyder, with coachwork by Touring, belonging to John Mozart of Palo Alto, CA. Next year's concours will be held on EMPt.z rAor, g i--1.11t111111. 1938 ALA Romeo 8C 2900B Spyder Best of Show, Kirkland Concours d 'Elegance September 11,2004. For details, visit www.kirklandconcours.com. (WA) vBest of the West will feature the West Coast's four biggest, indoor custom auto events: The Grand National Roadster Show, January 23-25, 2004, Pomona, CA; The Sacramento Autorama, Feb. 6-8, 2004, Sacramento,CA; The Portland Rod and Custom Show, Feb. 13-15, 2004, Portland, OR; The Seattle Roadster Show Feb. 27-29, 2004. 877.236.0632; 503.236.032, vvww.hotrodshows.com. (OR) vThe HERO Irish Trial and Tour will be held on April 19-24, 2004. Over 100 vintage and classic cars will travel on a six-day, 1,500-mile journey around the scenic rim of Ireland, from Dublin to Belfast. The event will follow closely the format of HERO'S other historic reliability trials like the highly successful Scottish Malts. www.hero.org.ulc. (Ireland) v Racing legend and three-time Indy winner Bobby Unser will serve as honorary chairman of the 2004 Amelia Island Concours, held March 14, 2004, at The Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, FL. More than 250 classic cars, many from private collections and rarely seen in public, will be on display. 904.636.0027, www.ameliaconcours.org. (FL). Sports Car Market Sneak preview of the great hall of the LeMay Museum. 2003, the museum displays 70 of the late King Hussein's cars and motorcycles, some dating back to 1909. The museum shares the King's personal and political history, reflecting his passion for cars, while highlighting the history of the Jordanian nation. +962.6.541.1392, info@royal-automusetunjo. (Jordan) vFerrari and Maserati of Orange County has moved into a new, enlarged showroom. The firm buys and consigns Ferraris and Maseratis, as well as offering full service and factory authorized dealership facilities. 714.662.7600, www.finsocal.com . (CA) vIlyman Ltd. Classic ' •;"' Cars has purchased a new facility to house their expanding operations. The building contains a showroom, offices and a restoration facility, and showcases over 200 antique, classic and special interest cars. 314.524.6000, www.hymanitd.com. (MO) vPaul Sisia was appointed vice-president of integrated marketing for Meguiar's Inc., with responsibilities for the development of Meguiar's Car Crazy brand. www.meguiars.com vPreWarParts & Automobilia has launched PreWarParts.com , a daily magazine and marketplace dedicated to the pre 1940-car. Register as a member and start entering your adverts. www.prewarparts.com .

Page 9

Never get in a car with strangers "Their honesty, integrity and sincerity are unmatched." -AK., Brooklyn, New York "Their performance has been great. That's why I keep going back." -A.B., Daytona Beach, Florida "I have no hesitation recommending them." -M.K., Tucson, Arizona Thousands of car aficionados advise their family and friends to lease with us. We'd love to show you why. Putnam L  ng Go with people you trust toll free 866/90-LEASE (866/905-3273) www.PutnamLeasing.corn bilL  •  ;  jb Actual quotes from Putnam Leasing customers: initials used to protect their privacy. Sole authorized leasing agent for Ferrari Club Of America  15,44F1--  CAVALLINO CLASSIC

Page 10

Crossing The Block PREView 6/Silver Auctions will be holding three auction events in the Northwest in November, 2003, with 400 cars offered. One-hundred fifty collectibles are expected in Portland, OR (11/1103), 80 in Bosie, ID (11/15/03) and 150 in Seattle, WA (11/22/03). More than 500 cars are expected at their 1/16-19/04 auction at the Fort McDowell Casino, AZ. 800.255.4485, www.silverauctions.com (WA) vBonhams & Butterfields has announced its inaugural sale of Collectors' Motorcycles and Automobilia, 11/8/03, featuring a selec- original car acquired by the current owner's grandfather in 1905. +44.207.585.0830, www.bonhams.com (UK) vThe Jack Barclay Showroom in London will host Christie's Vintage Cars, 12/2/ 03. Cars featured in this auction include a 1998 McLaren Fl road car (est. $850k— $1m) and the 1964 Austin A135 Princess Hearse used in the state funeral of Sir Winston Churchill. +44.20.7389.2851, www.christies.com. (UK) Harley Davidson "Knucklehead" - tion of motorcycles from Karl Malone. The auction will be held at their Los Angeles Gallery in West Hollywood, and includes a 1936 Harley-Davidson EL 1000cc OHV "Knucklehead." Other offerings include a 1948 Moto Guzzi 500cc Gambalanga and a 1953 Matchless G3L. 415.391.4000, www.bonhams.com . (CA) 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible will be one of the cars offered by Mecum Auctions at The Fall Dream Classic, 12/5-7/03, in Kansas City, MO. Also offered are a 1969 Chevy Camaro Z-28 coupe and a 1973 Mercury Cougar XR-7 convertible. 815.568.8888, wwvv.mecumauction.com. (IL) vA 1967 Ferrari Tipo 166 Formula Two racing car is among the many exotic collectibles offered by RM Auctions at their event at the Arizona Biltmore, 1/23/2004. Consign- vA fully restored vA racing legend, Vince Granatelli is closing out his operations at the Kruse International Auction, 11/15/03. The sale will be conducted simultaneously on eBay.com . More Calendar  All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. E-mail auction info to: insideline@sportscarmarket.com . NOVEMBER Vince Granatelli and one of his lady racers. than 1,000 items are to be sold at this auction, including four complete Indy race cars and complete race-ready Cosworth engines. 800.968.4444, www.kruse-intemational.com. (IN) 'More than 100 classic automobiles will be offered at auction by the Oldtimer Galerie Toffenon on 11/29/03. The Oldtimer Gallerie is located an hour from Basil, Zurich and Lusanne. Catalogs are E20. +41.31.819.6161, e-mail: info@oldtimergalerie.ch. (SWITZERLAND) vI3onhams will hold its annual sale at Olympia, London, 12/1/03, of Important Collectors' Motor Cars, Pioneer & Vintage Motorcycles, Fine Automobilia, Formula 1 Memorabilia, Toys & Models. Featured will be a 1902 Panhard-Levassor 7hp Detachable Rear Entrance Tonneau, a remarkably 12  Indiana — November 1 KRUSE — Auburn Oregon — November 1 SILVER — Portland Germany — November 8 KRUSE — Berlin California — November 8 BONHAMS — Los Angeles Arizona — November 8-9 SILVER — Fort McDowell England — November 12 BONHAMS — Harrogate Idaho — November 15 SILVER — Boise France — November 17 ARTCURIAL-BRIESTPOULAIN-LE FUR — Paris Washington — November 22 SILVER — Seattle Michigan — November 21-23 RM CLASSIC CARS — Novi Texas — November 21-23 KRUSE — Dallas California — November 22-23 McCORMICK — Palm Springs Switzerland — November 29 OLDTIMER GALERIE — Toffen Arizona — November 28-30 ICA — Gilbert DECEMBER England — December 1 BONHAMS — London England — December 2 CHRISTIE'S — London Missouri — December 5-7 MECUM — Kansas City England — December 6 CHEFFINS — Bedfordshire England — December 10 H&H AUCTIONS — Derbyshire France — December 15 ARTCURIAL-BRIESTPOULAIN-LE FUR — Paris Switzerland — December 19 BONHAMS — Gstaad JANUARY Florida — January 2-4 !CRUSE — Ft. Lauderdale Arizona — January 16-19 SILVER — Fort McDowell Arizona — January 23 RM AUCTIONS — Phoenix Arizona — January 23-24 RUSSO AND STEELE — Scottsdale Arizona — January 21-25 BARRETT-JACKSON — Scottsdale Arizona — January 28February 2 KRUSE — Scottsdale FEBRUARY Florida — February 6-8 RM AUCTIONS — Boca Raton Washington — Februrary 7-8 SILVER — Puyallup France - February 8 CHRISTIE'S — Paris Oklahoma — February 20-24 KRUSE — Oklahoma City England — February 21 H&H - Stoneleigh California — February 28-29 McCormick's — Palm Springs• Sports Car Market Visit Switzerland and bid on a classic car at the Oldtimer Gallerie in Toffen while you're there. ments are still being accepted. 800.211.4371, www.rmauctions.com . .'Barrett-Jackson already has 312 collectible cars consigned at no-reserve as of 10/1/03, running well ahead of last year. The 2004 B-J auction, 1/2125/04, Scottsdale, AZ, includes a 1963 Ferrari Superamerica, Corvettes of all vintages, an array of street rods and muscle cars. Speed Channel's live coverage of the event will be expanded, and an even larger tent will house the auction. 480.421.6694, www.barrett-jackson.com. v Russo and Steele's 4th Annual Sports and Muscle Auction, 1/23-24/04, Scottsdale, AZ, will offer over 300 collector automobiles. 480.517.4005, www.russoandsteele.com. v Kruse International has n ew dates, new site and room for 5,000 cars at its 1/282/2/04 Scottsdale event. Call for a detailed entry form with information about hotels, cars, vendors, car corral, motor coach parking and commercial vending. 800.968.4444, www.lu-useintemational.com. (IN)*

Page 11

The Grand Finale Mecum in Kansas City Fall K. C. Dream Classic Collector Car Auction & Expo BTC Exhibit Hall • Kansas City, Missouri •  500 Cars All Collector Cars Welcome 3 BIG Days December 5-7, 2003 Friday: 7:00 p.m., Saturday: 11:00 a.m., Sunday: 11:00 a.m. FEATURE CAR: 1957 Chevrolet Be! Air Convertible Call today fir hip on how to offtr your car for sale at auction. Buyers - register on-site or call for pre-registration; instant credit purchasing pwer provided through MB.V-1 Bank. MECUM 1E31:21:1=32=C31 COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONEERS World Leader in Auctioning of Corvettes, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Purveyor of 50's, 60's, 70's, Antiques, Classics, Sports and Vintage Race Cars www.mecumauction.com Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers • 950 Greenlee • Marengo, Illinois 60152 • Office: 815-568-8888 • Fax: 815-568-6615 /14■Eaws-s-srLJ  MP' r77eiricia .2'10117

Page 12

You Write, We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: _vouwrite@sportscarmarket.com I'D NEVER TRADE MY ALFA FOR A HEALEY Dear SCM: I must take objection to Editor Martin's November '03 Shifting Gears column, titled Why Healeys are Worth More Than Ferraris. I don't own a Healey or a Ferrari, but being the proud owner of a 1973 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000, I have attended many auto club events, including several Alfa National Conventions and numerous local club events for Italian cars, British cars and German cars. In fact, I have participated in a yearly All Marques Welcomed rally through the North Georgia Mountains event that features everything from Fiat X1/9s to '60s Mopars. Although we are all very proud and happy to be driving the cars we bring to such gatherings, it never seems to fail that the car we would all rather be driving is someone else's Ferrari. Let me give you an example of what I mean. This past Sunday, Oct. 4th, 2003, I attended the annual Italian Car Day at Lake Lanier GA, approximately 50 miles northeast of Atlanta. SCM is a cosponsor of this increasingly popular event. (Thank you!) Of course, all 150 or so cars present were representatives of Italian cars, but many there owned other cars of other marques, including Healeys, Porsches, Lotuses, M-Bs, MGs, Triumphs and American muscle. One owner spoke of his 1981 Ferrari 308, and how much more he would rather drive it than his 1987 Lotus Esprit. Another referred to how totally in control he feels when he is driving his Ferrari 328 at the limit as opposed to taking a corner in his '67 289 Mustang, where he feels as if he may not live to see the next corner. Then there are the Fiat and Alfa owners like myself who daydream of one being able to trade up to of those "entry level" 308s 14  is often mistaken for an MGB or other entry-level British car) in the garage. And nothing in the bank account. This is a tough one but I think I've made my decision. vcc, hut wilb its own virtue.s. A Ferrari 308 in the garage and $60,000 in the bank, or an agriculturally-engined Healey in the garage. And nothing in the bank account. could be had for about $60,000 less than the $90,000 Healey you refer to in your article. Allow me to be perfectly clear about this. I would never daydream about trading up to an Austin-Healey 3000. Never ever! I love my GTV. (By the way, it took first place in the Alfa Class.) Although I will probably never be able to afford a $90,000 car, giving the Alfa up for an Austin-Healey at any price would be simply out of the question. I'll take my $30,000 Ferrari ready-to-go, with that sensuous styling and visceral exhaust sound, and yes, I'll pay extra for all those great four-cam noises. Oh, and did I mention I want it red?—Joe Dolgetta, Suwanee, GA Joe, we're not arguing whether a Healey is a better car than a Ferrari, we just reflecting on why the market is choosing to value the agriculturallyengined vehicle for more than a four-cam, alloy-motored car with Formula One DNA. Dying to compare the owner - ship experience experience of vastly dissimilar cars, on a qualitative basis, is like trying to compare a white burgundy from Bordeaux to an Oregon pinot noir. They're both wine, they're both liquid, and that's about it when it comes to similarities. I have found great pleasure driving the 308s I've owned, and I've found equal but vastly different pleasure from the Big Healeys I've owned. I would be hard pressed to choose one over the other; in fact, I'd rather just take 4 one of each, please. And . as you know, we seem to r4 prefer our Ferraris green or blue, and our Healeys in red—ED. PLEASE, PURPLISH-RED, If this were a car what color would it be? I was wondering if it would be possible for you, in the future, to put the real color of a car's interior in parenthesis next to the flowery, goofball, effeminate name the manufacturers dreamed up. day one that So, let me consider my options. A Ferrari 308 in the garage and $60,000 in the bank, or an agriculturally-engined Healey (that NOT MAGNOLIA Dear SCM: I would hazard to guess that a great number of SCM readers are just good ol' car guys. With that in mind, I was wondering if it would be possible for you, in the future, to put the real color of a car's interior in parenthesis next to the flowery, goofball, effeminate name the manufacturers dreamed up. For instance, in a recent description of a 1989 Testarossa you describe the car as white with a SPORTS CAR MARKET EDITOR & PUBLISHER Keith Martin EXECUTIVE EDITOR Cindy Banzer MANAGING EDITOR Jeff Sabatini PRODUCTION MANAGER David Slama GRAPHIC ARTIST Kirsten Onoday SUBSCRIPTIONS Kristen Hall-Geisler COPY EDITOR Bill Neill SENIOR AUCTION ANALYSTS Dave Brownell Dave Kinney Richard Hudson-Evans AUCTION ANALYSTS John Apen Chip Baldoni B. Mitchell Carlson Scott Featherman CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Steve Ahlgrim Gary Anderson Carl Bomstead John Draneas Bengt Halvorson Alexander Leventhal Jim Schrager Michael Sheehan CONTRIBUTORS Keith Duly Raymond Milo Donald Osborne Steve Serio Tom Young I.T. MANAGER Adrian Gilles INTERNET SPECIALIST Matt King FINANCIAL MANAGER Deanne Pierce ADVERTISING ASSISTANT Kristen Mira EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Lorena Gonzales ALFA ROMEO SPECIALIST Pat Braden (1934-2002) MI RI him, L I • ND11()101 11()N Donald Osborne Toll-Free 877.219.2605, ext. 258 Outside US 860.693.8653 fax 860.693.8536 dosbome@sportscarmarket.com !VIII NEW: 800.289.2819 fax 503.253.2234 www.sportscannarket.com INQUIRIES ABOUT YOUR SUBSCRIPTION? Toll-Free 877.219.2605, ext. 208 service@sportscannarket.com oRRESPONDLNCE P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292 FEDEVDHL/UPS: 306 SE 8Ist, Portland, OR 97215 The information in Sports Car Market magazine is compiled from a variety of reliable sources. However, we must disclaim and deny any responsibility or liability for the thnelieness, use, interpretation, accuracy, and completeness of the information presented. All material, data, formats and intellectual concepts in this issue copyright 2003 by the Alfa Romeo Exchange, dba Sports Car Market magazine, in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. PRINTED IN USA Sports Car Market

Page 13

• 10t Achieving more - Charging less! ANNIVERSARY SALE Automobilia 9th December Cars Sz. Motorcycles 10'h December I )S4 .Altdi Sport Onattro  ,Hi lurk,: Court:, :0,1,11w,wk 1-,N I b Tor Ex King ( 42,  ,111 ,1 1914 Lt.,. )1,:11 Itiller  11,1,) l ■ OAR' r h 1950 Daimler DB I S Special Coupe Convertible Further quality entries of Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia are now invited. vvww.classic-auctions.corn I  I1&11 Classic Auctions Ltd I .11h, Iui ui.  Lih  CI   11, , , 1110- - I III/ ii num- ,u.(11, With exceptional prices, an 80% sales record, only 5% commission charged to sellers and payment in eight working days - H&H puts more money in your pocket faster.

Page 14

magnolia interior. I like flowers as much as the next guy but, like most car guys, I can name about three of them. Although the picture allows some view into the interior I can't tell if it's white, off-white, light tan or just tan. It should be car magazine law that if a color is say, purplish-red, it should just be called purplishred, not fuchsia. And, believe me, I had to look that up. Thank you in advance for your consideration in this matter—Kevin Crawley, Costa Mesa, CA When known to the auction reporter we often use the manufacturer 's description of color because we find their phantasmagorical terminology entertaining. Think of it this way–it 's a good way to learn more about flowers.—ED. THE GT40 SAGA CONTINUES Dear SCM: Regarding Don Silawsky's letter in the November issue, page 16, he is indeed right that you didn't have the whole story when you wrote about the owners of the GT40 name. It is handsome of you to apologize as you did. Good for you. There are very few magazines in the motoring hobby in which the readers can enjoy such a close relationship with the writers and publishers. I would add my voice to Don's in that the Safir GT40 Spares group, particularly Bob Wood and Brady Pack, have been incredibly helpful and forthcoming with assistance in my project to replicate a Mark I car from the '60s. It has been a pleasure to deal with them. Absolutely, they are not in this for the money; they love these cars, their history and their heritage and are doing their best to perpetuate same. They are enthusiasts; most of those at Ford are not. In point of fact, the Safir folks did go to Dearborn after all and meet with Ford, and I hope something gets worked out in the near future. It is also worth mentioning that Ford and the 16 The '05 model. Safir group are not the only players in all this and that the situation is not simple by any means. In a way, it is hopeless to disparage Ford Motor Co for their present actions; no matter whom they hire and what they build, they can't help being what they are, a big multi-national company that isn't doing especially well and is trying to figure out ways of making money. As Bob Dylan said, "We all feel the same, we just see it from a different point of view." Ford, et al, are not bad folks, they are just not car guys, no matter how many people they pay to talk the talk and walk the walk.—Jim Rosenthal, Annapolis, MD Jim, I would have to disagree with your assessment about the Ford guys not being car guys. In fact, nearly everyone directly involved with the Ford GT has a great passion for the automobile, as exemplified by Chris Theodore, Ford Vice President of Advanced Product Creation. I would agree, however that the Ford Motor Company is fac- Roger and Sissy Morrison in the Dolomites. Sports Car Market SCM'er Archie Urciuoli with his original GT40 Il ls also worth mentioning that Ford and the Safir group are not the only players in all this and that the situation is not simple by any means. ing difficult times (of course, they're not alone in this) and are feeling the pinch financially. For Ford, the fact remains that the GT, or whatever it is eventually called, is a halo car The company's real success or failure will come from the successor to the Focus and the Taurus, along with staying at the head of the pack in the full-size pickup arena. GTs, Vipers and the like are great fun and attract a lot of media attention, but by themselves, they do little for the bottom line. — ED. GHOSTS ACROSS THE ALPS Dear SCM: Editor Martin's article about driving Mercedes SLs across the Alps (September, 2003) struck a chord. You see, this past June, my wife, Sissy, and I participated in the Silver Ghost Alpine Celebration tour of approximately 2,000 miles through the Alps and Dolomites. We drove our 1924 Silver Ghost from England approximately 1,000 miles to Salzburg for the start and then 1,000 miles back to England. The scenery was spectacular and the food was wonderful. There were 56 Silver Ghosts on the tour ranging from 1910 to Accumulation of over 100,000 miles by this group of Silver Ghosts, driving through some very demanding terrain, including record high temperatures in the 100-degree range, is quite a tribute to the drivability of these cars. 1926. All but one completed the event. Two other SCM'ers on the tour were Michael Kadoorie and Chip Connor. I must add that your host from the Mercedes Classic Center on the SL tour, Peter Speith, is a terrific guy in many ways. He is making a dramatic impact on the automobile restoration program at McPherson College (www.mcpherson.edu). MercedesBenziMaybach has committed $100,000 to the program for several special projects. Last year they paid for one intern to work at Fellbach. This year there will be two interns. The first intern became a specialist in the three-wheel early Benz replicas. He held seminars at some dealerships and was subsequently employed by Mercedes-Benz. Peter said one of the needs they have is for technicians who understand the early mechanical fuel injection systems. There is much more that Peter and Mercedes is doing for McPherson, but this gives you just a small overview. Thanks for all you do for the benefit of our hobby.—Roger Morrison, Salina, KS Roger is a long-time judge at Pebble Beach, the co-chairman of the advisory board for the Automotive Restoration Program at McPherson College, and an indefatigable positive force in the collector car hobby.—ED.•

Page 15

Watch Earl Turn A $1 50,000'36 Cord Into A Dragster. He hooks it. He yanks it. He drags it away. Welcome to the heartbreak of Earl. The tow truck guy who always shows up when your classic breaks down. Fortunately, Hagerty has the answer to Earl. Introducing the Hagerty Protection Network - providing 24- hour flatbed roadside assistance. Whether you need a tow, a jump or a can of gas, we'll be there. It's just one of the many exciting new features that await you when you become a member of the Hagerty Protection Network — the perfect complement to the finest classic car policy in the business. One that already offers the unbeatable combination of Agreed Value coverage, zero deductible and only one liability charge per collection — no matter how many cars you own. To become a member, give us a call us today. It was only a matter of time before someone gave old Earl the hook. Collector Car Insurance 1-800-922-40501w w whagerty.com All roadside zissistance services are provided by Coach-Net. Membership in the Network is provided by 1 lagertyPlus. 1.1.C. a non-insurance licensed affiliate of the insurance product issuer. I lagerty Insurance Agency. Inc., a fully licensed insurance agency.

Page 16

Featured Artist Benedek Toth F inding a multi-million dollar Mercedes 540K parked in the snow is highly unlikely, but, says featured artist Benedek Toth, "When they were new, they were used every day, and I like to think of them as cars as well as collectibles, no matter how beautiful and rare they are. After all, they were built to be used." This acrylic painting is called "Black Forest Snowfall," and the car used as the subject belongs to Karl and Lori Keller in Rancho Santa Fe, California. Born in 1958 in Budapest, Hungary, Toth came to the U.S. in 1980 and graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. In 1987 he obtained a design position with Mercedes-Benz, working in Sindelfingen at the company's design headquarters, where he became the lead designer and project coordinator for the C class. Toth also worked on the design of the Mercedes SL and S class, and on the Maybach. Toth likes to paint both production cars and race cars. His work has been exhibited at the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Fellbach, Germany, and five of his paintings belong to the Mercedes Museum. He is now a senior designer at Mercedes' advanced design team in Irvine, CA, and resides in nearby Laguna Hills. He has produced three posters for the Fashion Island concours put on by the Mercedes-Benz Club of America in Southern California. An edition of 200 Giclee prints of this painting has been created. Each print measures 16 by 21 inches, and the price is $250. To order, contact Car Art at www.carartinc.com or call 949.443.0500.* THE CPI VALUE GUIDE IS NOW AVAILABLE FROM BLACK BOOK! • Want to know what that '55 Chevy you used to have would be worth today? • Is a late-model Ferrari or Lamborghini on your shopping list? • Interested in sedans from the '40s, cool cars from the '50s or muscle cars of the '60s? "Anything less is a guess" • How about exotic cars from AC to Zimmer? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the CARS OF PARTICULAR INTEREST VALUE GUIDE is for you. Published bi-monthly by Black Book®, it contains values for collectible, luxury, exotic and highline cars and light trucks from 1946 and on. Call 800-554-1026 today for your FREE sample! 1_1121=111=17 Don't make a huge miStake! Xicte4 ddoch® 18 Alfa Parts  Barrett-Jackson  BB One Exports  Black Book  Bonhams & Butterfields Brian D. Moore  Classic Showcase  Coker Tires  Cosdel International  Cosmopolitan Motors Daniel J. Rapley  Doc's Jaguars  Exotic Car Transport  Fantasy Junction  Featherman & Co  Grundy Insurance  H & H Classic Auctions Hagerty  Haley Motorsports Collection  Horseless Carriage  Intercity Lines  Italparts  JC Taylor Insurance  J.J. Best Banc & Co.  Kruse International  DISPLAY ADVERTISERS' INDEX 43 LeMans Classic  19 Mecum Auctions  79 Morgan West  21 13 41 18 Palm Springs Auctions, Inc..... 35 8 Parish Heacock  51 Park Place Ltd  69 Passport Transport  53 Premier Financial  77 Putnam  97 Re-Originals  54 RM Auctions  41 Ron Tonkin Gran 83 Turismo  59 RPM Auto Books  45 Russo and Steele  5 Silver Auctions  15 17 Steve Austin's Great Vacations  77 Symbolic Motors  51 Vintage K&K Motorcars  33 Vintage Rallies  98-99 Sports Car Market 63 25 7 37 11 43 2-3 39 48 49 91 Steve Austin's Automobilia .... 83 71 27 61 54 39 Vintage Motors of Sarasota  75 47 World Travel Inc.  23 Zymol  77 100

Page 17

THE WORLD'S GREATEST CLASSIC CAR AUCTION PRESENTS SCOTTSDALE THE WORLD'S GREATEST CLASSIC CAR AUCTION JANUARY 21-25, 2004 • WESTWORLD • SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA "NOT JUST AN AUCTION, IT'S AN EXTRAVAGANZU R2e0s0u3lts Sales of $28.5 Million Sales Ratio of 90% 800 Classic, Vintage, Sports and Muscle Cars 2,500 Bidders 350 Specialty Merchandise Exhibitors 175,000 Attendees NO RESERVE  V P  NO RESERVE NO RESERVE ; 2 LOT #372 - 1972 ITALIA CONVERTIBLE Ford 351cid V8 with 4-speed transmission. Fresh restoration back to original. Very desirable limited production roadster.  1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ROADSTER 327c1c1/300hp V8 with Powerglide transmission Frame-off restoration. All numbers matching with ownership documentation LOT #420 - 1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONV. 312cid/245hp V8 with automatic transmission and power steering. Restored by Amos Minter with only test miles Both tops. LOT #422 - CONSIGNMENTS NOW BEING ACCEPTED • 480.421.6694 • REGISTER TO BID OVER 800 CLASSIC & COLLFCTOR CARC  NO RESERVE NO RESERVE NO RESERVE LOT #662 - 1989 LAMBORGHINI COMM COUPE A superb example of the car built to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Automobili Lamborghini LOT #659 - 1961 PORSCHE 356 1600 SUPER 90 ROADSTER Professionally restored Super 90. Equipped with rare factory options and documentation Correct in every detail LOT #614 - 1955 PORSCHE BECK 550 SPYDER Beautiful recreation by Chuck Beck Powered by a 191cid/125hp engine with 4-speed transmission. LOT #436 - 1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 220 SE CABRIOLET Rare fuel injected model. Cosmetic and mechanical restoration with original leather interior. Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, LLC 3020 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 tel 1151/11111 HANN," Automobile i art ILYA 1111,, 480.421.6694 fax 480.421.6697 barrett-jackson.com

Page 18

Affordable Classics 1961-71 Austin/Morris Mini Cooper A wolf in sheep's clothing and a giant-killer on the track, the Cooper's most famous racing victory came in the 1964 Monte Carlo Rallye T he story of the original BMC Mini is long and complicated, and there were countless versions produced during the car's 40-year run. But Sir Alec Issigonis' innovative design, which combined a transverse-mounted engine with front wheel drive and wheels pushed out to the extreme corners of the car, revolutionized thinking about vehicle design and space utilization. Perhaps the greatest tribute to the fundamental soundness of the layout of the car is BMW's new Mini, which is a faithful, if enlarged, replication of the original concept. And while the new Mini has been a clear success and the car of choice for those looking for something both affordable and fun, for a collector, the best thing the new Mini has done is call attention to the original. Though the original Mini was a sales disaster in a 1960s U.S. market that was in love with big-block V8s, thousands of the cars have been imported in the past few years. In fact, there has never been a better time to go Mini shopping in America. The most desirable Minis are the Cooper models. In 1961, Formula One wizard John Cooper saw the innovative little car as an ideal racing and rally platform. Its short, 80-inch wheelbase and the wheels' positioning at the extreme corners of the chassis gave the Mini excellent handling characteristics. Cooper added disc brakes, wider wheels, a better gearchange and a hotter motor, and the Mini Cooper was born. Add a larger engine and some other modifications and you have the ultimate Mini, the Cooper S. A wolf in sheep's clothing and a giant-killer on the track, the Cooper's most famous racing victory came, with Paddy Hopkirk at the wheel, in the 1964 Monte Carlo Rallye. The Cooper and Cooper S are indeed two of the most fun-to-drive cars of the 1960s, yet they're usually overlooked by enthusiasts. True, MGBs and Jaguar XKEs are sexier, but the Mini Cooper offers great bang for the buck and can be terrific fun in the winter as you toss them around in the snow, something rarely said about other cars from that period. The mechanicals of the Mini are based on 20  of the pond for many years, the increased interest brought on by the current Mini craze has created more competition and some surprising deals. (Just look on eBay Motors under Mini and you'll be surprised at how many cars pop up.) On the other hand, there are now more uninformed buyers shopping for old Minis as if they're a pair of shoes. There are also plenty of unscrupulous sellers, often hawking merchandise from overseas, who are more than willing to take advantage of newbie innocence. More vintage Minis for sale now than ever. other A series-powered cars like the Spridget or Morris Minor, so they're nearly indestructible. The Mini was offered with many different engine sizes, but Coopers were sold with either 997-cc motors or, later, 998-cc units. Cooper S models started life in 1963 with a 1071-cc motor and were later offered with both a 970-cc and 1275-cc engine. Both of these later engines share the same bore, differing only in stroke; the 1275-cc version is the most sought after. Though prices were higher on this side Years produced:  1961-1969, Cooper; 1963-1971, Cooper S Number produced:  Original list price:  SCM Price Guide:  80,920, Cooper; 27,206, Cooper S $1,791, Cooper; $2,181, Cooper S $9,500—$14,000 Cooper, $15,000—$22,000 Cooper S Tune-up/major service:  Distributor cap:  Chassis #:  Engine #:  Club:  Firewall, inside engine bay Front of block below head on stamped tag attached with rivets Web site: www.britishminiclub.co.uk British Mini Club, The Mini House, 18 Aldgate Drive, Brierley Hill, West Midlands, DY5 3NT, U.K. Alternatives: ..1956-1970 Fiat Abarth; 1962-1969 Volkswagen Kannann Ghia coupe SCM Investment Grade: .. C, Cooper; B, Cooper S $250 $25 Minis were produced in the U.K. until 2000, so many late-model cars have been imported by switching VIN numbers and titles with junkyard cars. Know that fuel-injected Coopers did not exist in the 1960s, and you may have a liability on your hands if your DMV finds you in possession of one. Just having a title saying that your car was built in 1967 may not be enough to satisfy your local clerk, if your car is actually a '90s model. Mini bodies melt when they come into contact with moisture. They rust with a vengeance and are notorious for having leaky floor pans. Since most cars you'll be looking at were imported after a hard life in the U.K., don't buy anything without checking over the entire body with a magnet. The good news is nearly every part is available from a multitude of suppliers, so anything is fixable. Even complete new body shells can be had. There are many good books available on the Cooper and Cooper S, so do your homework. Coopers are easy to fake, and there is a significant value difference between real and converted cars. Normal cars with larger 1275cc engine transplants can be found for as little as $5,000; while these offer cheap Mini thrills, they're not the real deal and you don't want to pay S money for a fake. Good, authentic, Coopers sell in the $9,000-$15,000 range with Cooper S models commanding up to $24,000. While Coopers will never be top-flight collectibles, they're a perfect introduction to the world of car collecting, a fun-to-drive vintage machine that usually draws a crowd. And if anyone makes fun of your diminutive new toy, just remind them that even Enzo Ferrari once owned one.—Nathan York• Sports Car Market

Page 19

I 103, rue Lamarck Pre sale booking: 75018 Paris- France 239 24 & 25 July Tel : +33 (0)2 43 40 24 75 Fax : +33 (0)2 43 84 47 13

Page 20

Collecting Thoughts A Lifetime of Car Collecting On a Schoolteacher's Salary One Jag XK 120 was a backyard find that had a family of chickens living in it W hen I was in college (1959-63) I became interested in sports cars and made a list of the ones I would like to own. It was not a rationally derived list, just a collection of cars that had character and that I thought might be fun to own and drive. Included were Jaguars, Aston Martins, Saabs, Austin Healeys, MGs, Facel Vegas, Maseratis, Ferraris, Morgans, Rolls-Royces, Mercedes, Bugattis, and other similar offthe-beaten-path marques. Over the next three decades, I went about acquiring many of the cars on this list, always mindful of two important ground rules. One, given my state of relative poverty, none could cost more than a contemporary, brand-new VW Beetle and, two, I could not dip into the college fund we were setting aside for our children. Author Jim Cardwell with his Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. One, given my state of relative poverty, none could cost more than I won't inundate you with all the details of this wonderful adventure, but I am pleased to say I was mostly successful. Especially fun was that I treated all of the cars I owned as a contemporary, brand-new VW Beetle and, two, I could not dip into the college fund we were setting aside for our children. real cars and drove them regularly, often daily. I was able to accomplish this largely because I was careful in selecting what to buy, and had support from Alan Himes, the owner of a local auto repair shop and good friend who shares my fondness for interesting automobiles. I also employed some creative parts book cross-referencing to obtain reasonably priced parts and frequently put my own above-average amateur mechanical abilities to work. Affordable insurance rates helped too. SOME HIGHLIGHTS • Spending three months in Europe in 1965 putting over 18,000 km on a Citroen 2CV. • Driving my Jaguar SS-100 daily to my job as a schoolteacher from the fall of 1965 through the spring of 1966. • Commuting to work in Washington, D.C., from 1966-68 in a 1958 Saab Monte Carlo GT 750. The original hot-rod engine had been replaced with a less powerful unit, but I thought the reclining seats, the wood rim wheel, and the Halda Speedpilot were neat. I also owned a 93B, a 96, and a 1974 Sonnet with factory air. I found the two-stroke engines never stood up to Washington traffic, as the big ends of the connecting rod failed faithfully at about 80,000 miles. My solution was to cut a deal with the local junkyard to pay $25 for the engine from any low-mileage two-stroke Saab that came in. (At one time I had eight in my basement.) I got so I could do a complete swap in my carport in less than two hours. The engine weighed less than 100 pounds and I could lift it out of the car by hand. • Resurrecting two Jaguar XK 120 roadsters from certain death. One was a backyard find that had a family of chickens living in it. It had been sitting for several years. I discov- ered the brakes still had pedal, the tires would hold air, the engine had compression, and there was oil in the crankcase. I worked on it for two hours and drove the car out of the yard and eventually 25 miles to home. (Don't ask about tags or insurance for that trip.) The other 120 was less of an adventure, as I bought it from a junkyard for $250 in 1972. Since it had been driven there, I was able to drive it home, barely running. I found the carburetors were in terrible shape. After a cleaning, float adjustment and balancing, the car ran like a sewing machine and I drove it regularly for six months before I was made an offer I couldn't refuse. • Replacing the valves on my 1953 Aston Martin DB2 (LML/50/331) in my carport in a snowstorm. • Buying a DB4 (DB4-416-L) on the spur of the moment and driving it from Boston to Washington in the middle of the night. • Commuting daily in my DB5 (DB5 1301-L) in the early 1980s. Jaguar SS l00--schoolteacher transport. - 22 Aston Martin DB4 — a daily dose ofJames Bond. Sports Car Market

Page 21

.j. BEST BANICagco. AUTOMOBILE FINANCING • ANTIQUES • CLASSICS • EXOTICS  • RODS  • KITS • SPORTS Offering Low National Fixed Rates Starting At • 5-Min. Approval Possible • Long Terms: 4 to 10 Years • Fixed-Rate • Purchases • Refinancing • Prequalify For Auctions APPLY NOW to be driving that special automobile 1-800-USA-11965 APPLY ONLINE AT WWW.JJBEST.COM OPEN Dealer Inquiries Invited 6 DAYS A WEEK *4.99% APR on $100,000, 8 years $1,265.52 monthly. Simple interest, fixed-rate. Correct at press time. This ad highlights one program—different programs available.

Page 22

1963 Avanti - a college graduation gifi. • Drag racing a 1976 Corvette in my 1955 Morgan Plus 4 twoseater and beating the 'Vette up to 45 mph. • Learning what a money pit a 1966 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow can be. • Driving over 20,000 trouble-free miles in my 1972 Citroen SM 5-speed. THE ONES THAT GOT AWAY Then there were the ones I missed, cars that were available to me but that for mostly economic reasons, I did not buy: Buick V8 give '60 AC some extra scoot. and feels remarkably like my SS-100 did, which is why I have kept it for almost 15 years. Partly because of economic considerations, my focus was on drivability rather than cosmetics, so many of my cars were "20-footers." GTB/2. • A Facel Vega Facel II for $3,500. • A Talbot-Lago America in almost showroom condition for • Gen. Curtis LeMay's Mercedes 300SL for $3, 800. • A Bugatti Type 57 Gangloff drophead for $3,8 50. • My Intermecannica Italia and $2,000 in trade for a Ferrari $3,200. Because many of these cars were not yet widely recognized as collectibles or investments, most were not expensive, even by the terms of the times. Many were in the hands of people like me who liked the cars for what they were, conveyances that were fun to drive while exhibiting a lot of character. Again, partly because of economic considerations, my focus was on drivability rather than cosmetics, so many of my cars were "20-footers." However, as a consequence of this, I never worried about fingerprints from curious admirers or parking lot dings collected at the local shopping center. A DB5 with weak paint drives just as well as one with perfect lacquer, and you can use the car every day with much more peace of mind—something I did for three years. My one regret is that I was never able to build a collection, as always needed to sell one car to buy another one on my list. EMOTIONAL ATTACHMENTS Don't think I wound up empty handed; I have some souvenirs to accompany my memories. The cars I own now are not financial investments, but this was never a factor in my quests. The ones I've kept are simply cars for which I have attachments every bit as irrational as those at play when I compiled my original list. They include: • 1966 Excalibur (#3009), two-seat roadster, 4-speed. Except for the difference in power and the steering wheel on the left, it drives 24  • I am the original owner of a 1963 Avanti (63R2538), my graduation present from college which I keep for sentimental reasons (and which, thanks to my friend and SCM Senior Auction Analyst Dave Kinney, was safely stored while I lived in Europe for several years). • I have one project car left, a 1960 AC ACE (AEX-1144) that I bought from the original owner, David Guthrie, in 1976. Ordered through Grossmann in New York with competition suspension and brakes, David removed the engine soon after he took delivery and installed a race-modified Buick 215-cid aluminum V8. He made some other mods and raced the car in the SCCA for several years. It still has the original 1963 SCCA Old Dominion Region decal on one of the front nerf bars. I slightly detuned the car and have occasionally driven it over the years for fun. Now, thanks to help with parts from Ron Leonard, I am in the process of refurbishing the AC mechanical bits and will repaint it. It still sports all the goodies from its race days, including the Offenhauser induction manifold, rev-pol distributor, tuned headers, roll bar, radiator and expansion tank from a '61 Corvette, etc. It's a hoot to drive, very nimble and quick, and that little V8's exhaust sings like Pavarotti. I smile when I even think about driving it, which is why I have kept it these many years. It's a hoot to drive, very nimble and quick, and that little V8's exhaust sings like Pavarotti. I smile when I even think about driving it, which is why I have kept it these many years. I will never be able to complete my list, as almost all the cars on it are now far beyond my financial ability to pursue, a reality that has pretty much put an end to my quest. If I am saddened by this turn of events, it is not so much over the ones I've never owned, but that the contemporary driving environment has made it so difficult to enjoy getting behind the wheel of an interesting old car and treating it as transportation. Today, I wouldn't dare take a 30-year- old special interest car to the store to run in and buy groceries, as I often did in the mid-1960s in my SS-100. Vandalism, driver and pedestrian carelessness, insurance costs, driving patterns and attitudes, and federal and state regulations—among other things—have rendered the experiences I had no longer practical, or in some cases, even possible. But such is progress. In this regard though, I am fortunate. I live in central Virginia, over 50 miles from the nearest Interstate. There are still many fantastic two-lane roads here, and a pace of life and demeanor remarkably similar to what I experienced in my days of owning and driving my dream cars. I have had a wonderful ride over the years. I wish you the best of luck with your own automotive passions.—John Cardwell• Sports Car Market

Page 23


Page 24

FYI Buying Your Dream Car Why Leasing Can Be the Smart Choice We recently spoke with Stephen Posner, president of Putnam Leasing, and asked him some of the questions we most frequently hear. t every SCM Insider's seminar, there are numerous questions asked about leasing. As most successful collectors have been successful businessmen first, they are always looking for the smartest way to keep their assets working for them. A doesn ? SCM: What does a lease offer that other financing 't SP: First, in most instances no down payment is required, which lets you keep your money working for you in other ways while you enjoy driving a collectible car. Second, in many states, you don't pay the sales tax in one lump sum; it's paid incrementally with your payments. In other words, you pay only the amount of sales tax that applies to each specific payment. Third, lease payments are typically lower than finance payments from a dealer or bank. Fourth, you can switch cars mid-lease. Finally, since the leasing company owns the car during the lease, it isn't a liability on your balance sheet. SCM: How does a lease company establish a car 's value? SP: Obviously, there are a host of resources available in the collector car community, from Price Guides to the auction reports in SCM. In addition to those, at Putnam we draw on over 107 years of combined staff experience with luxury cars, vintage sports cars, collector cars and exotic cars. We're active in the highline and exotic auction community. We have a nationwide network of experts who can evaluate a car before purchase to determine its condition and market value. SCM: What's the difference between a closed-end and an open-end lease? SP: New car dealers typically offer closed-end leases. You drive the car for a predetermined period of time, usually two to five years. At the end of the lease, you can return the car to the dealer and walk away, or you can buy the car for the purchase option price specified in the lease. The dealer and/or SCM: What should you look for when signing a lease? Stephen Posner of Putnam Leasing. SP: I. Check that the mileage stipulation allows enough annual mileage for you. 2. Make sure that you can terminate the lease early and any penalties for doing so are spelled out. 3. Confirm that gap insurance is included so you're protected if the car is stolen and not recovered or totaled in an accident. Gap insurance covers the difference between the lease payoff and the insurance settlement. 4. Check that the option price is realistic. If it is over true market value, for instance, your monthly payment may be lower, but your payment at lease end will be inflated. This is generally not a good deal. 5. Confirm that you can switch cars mid-lease. SCM: How do I switch? SP: You sell or trade the initial car as if you owned it. You select another car of equal or greater value, pay the difference and continue with your lease. SCM: Can I get out of a car before the lease ends? SP: At Putnam, yes. We add the balance of the scheduled payments to the option price. After subtracting the discount we receive for prepaying the loan, you're responsible for the remaining amount. You can make that payment and take title to the car. Or, you can trade the car to a dealer and let the dealer pay the leasing company, allowing you to break even or make a profit. You can also sell the car privately. SCM: What happens at the end of the lease? Leasing may be the easiest way to put a Lambo in your driveway the manufacturer determines the option price. Especially when inflated by manufacturer's incentives, which drive monthly payments down, the option price often exceeds the car's actual value by such a large amount that most people choose to walk away. SM: You have four choices. First, you can pay the option price and we'll send you the title. Second, you can trade the car in to a dealer and have the dealer pay the option price and get the title to the car. Any amount the dealer pays you above the option price is your profit. Third, you can sell the car privately. Your buyer pays the option price, gets the title directly and pays the sales tax. Any overage is your profit. Fourth, you can refinance the option price and start a new lease. With an open-end lease, monthly payments can be higher than those for a closed-end lease but the option price is much lower since it's based on the car's actual worth. Plus, you have multiple options at lease end. Putnam's writes open-end leases. Before you sign your lease, we agree on a residual value—or purchase option price—for your car at lease end. That option price is aligned with the anticipated wholesale value of the car when your lease expires. Our expertise is being able to accurately predict that value. Unlike a closed-end lease, when your lease with Putnam ends, you can buy the car at the predetermined, mutually agreed-upon price; sell the car, then pay the option price and pocket any profit; or finance the option price with a new lease. SCM: How quickly can a lease be arranged? SP: If people will be attending an auction, we encourage them to get pre-approved beforehand. We do that with no obligation. We've written leases within the same day. However a typical turnaround is one to three business days. 26  SCM: What if I pay more than the Price Guide listings for a car? SP: If you pay "market-plus" for a car, then a down payment may be necessary to supplement the lease. However, we encourage you to talk with us before purchasing a car that may bring more than commonly accepted "market" values. Concours wins, racing history and so forth all go into determining the value of a car. SCM: Any additional advice? SP: Obviously, there are a number of leasing and finance companies looking for your business. We tell potential customers to look for a leasing company that specializes in their car category, whether it's luxury, vintage sports, collector or exotic cars. Make sure they will do what they say they can do. Read the fine print. Look for any hidden costs and find out what they are. Don't be seduced by a lowball monthly lease payment—a deal that's too good to be true usually is. Look for a fair deal, from people who know what they're doing. Contact information for leasing companies may be found in the Resource Directory, beginning on page 94.* Sports Car Market

Page 25

MOTOR CAR COMPANY www.stimlimlicmolors.com • 1966 AC Cobra 427 • 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B • 1965 Ferrari 250GT SWB • 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC • 1993 Jaguar XJ220 • 1946 Maserati 4CL-1500 • 1992 Nissan 300ZX GTP • 1969 Porsche 917K • 1978 Porsche 935 K3 • 1985 Porsche 962 Factory • 1987 Porsche 959 • 1989 Porsche 962 Street Comp. • 2000 Porsche 996 GT3-R ******, La Jolla Boulevard; La Jolla, CA 92037 • (858) 454-1800 • Fax (858) 454-1890

Page 26

SOW Around the World Goodwood Revival Aducaf ifs Sara IRMO omor•ow1111111110 IMI1111111411111111111AU"WrAA P11111111 111111111 impill111111A Auviatiniatigo04,4% Ten races a day on Saturday and Sunday following a Friday full of practice and qualifying, and three daily shows of combat-style aerobatics by Spitfires, Mustangs, a P40 and a Corsair ix Goodwood Revivals later, most who've regularly attended are running out of superlatives. Here's a new one: Number Two. That is, the Goodwood Revival is second among all of Britain's motor sports events, trumped only by Lord March's June extravaganza, the Festival of Speed. Yes, better attended even than the British Grand Prix. Nearly 100,000 historic racing fans attended, half with paddock passes in required period dress. A high percentage even arrived in pre-1966 vehicles, taking advantage of parking reserved in the lot nearest the action for cars dating from before Goodwood's closure as an active venue. S At this year's event there was constant action: ten races a day on Saturday and Sunday following a Friday full of practice and qualifying, and three daily shows of combat-style aerobatics by Spitfires, Mustangs, a P40 and a Corsair. Not to mention the most spectacular paddock anywhere and a vendors' midway of real quality all vying for your attention. Boredom came close only once. On Thursday Lord March sponsored a cricket match in his front yard on what is reputedly the world's oldest pitch. Thankfully, sun dresses and an unlimited supply of Pinun's compensated nicely for the indecipherability of the game! As a further testament to the size of the Revival, at this year's drivers meeting, the host, in a rare display of frugality, suggested that participants try to limit the number of friends they smuggle into the drivers' mess hall, as it is costing him $250,000 a year to construct, 28  provision and staff. This for just 300 entrants and crew. Each year, the event's theme changes subtly, providing more reasons to keep coming back. New cars are invited and grids are redefined to maintain the showcase and competition. This year, the Saturday night party for drivers and sponsors was called "Expedition to Egypt." Belly dancers and camels somehow seemed to fit right in with a thousand or so guests bedecked in formal wear and fezzes. An over-the-top display of a newly restored Russian Lavochlcin La-9 World War II-continuation fighter wowed the guests and was complete with uniformed "Russians," a female "KGB agent," and a Sputnik at the bottom of a fresh crater. Racing at the Goodwood Revival has always been of a high quality, with the cars well prepared and the drivers competitive. But over the course of the past six years there has been an increase in the numbers of "professionals" Sports Car Market

Page 27

girro "1.41111'1911'11111."r11111 :1111111111111 111111111111111111 "11"1”1111111111 1M1111"r1"1"r Am.:. • eft. All IMMO 111101 MIN 11  4-A II 1111 111111111111111111 111111111111111W iliii'ull 1141WIPIIIIIIIIPIIINVi !1111111111%11 - MUM NI1116 Bonharr IINIU 1111111 ....... 4111.1  Nom  *Ammo'  HMV Mill 1111111110" 'Tall ni l Alai ■ 11111,MillIPIAIIP , 11111111 1,11 1111111'111o, oR4PINV - 11111 1111,711 11  1111'1 at the front of the grid, as more owners of these priceless machines want to see them as competitive as when new (i.e. in the winner's circle). Great stars of decades past, like Moss, Hill and Brabham continue to thrill fans old and new. Others are more contemporary than their mounts. Jochen Mass, Derek Bell, Juan Fangio II, Rob Wilson, John Fitzpatrick and Emanuele Pirro joined "professional" vintage racers Willie Green, Tony Dron and at least a dozen others on the leader boards. December, 2003 Greatest time warp of the weekend? Watching a boiler-suited and neck-tied paddock gate guard of a certain age explain to a young lass why seams up the back of your hose were acceptable attire and bare midriffs were not! Here's a final thought as to the popularity of the event. When's the last time you went to a race where they sold all the programs by Sunday aftemoon?—Robert Ames (For information about next year's event, go to www.goodwood.co.uk )* Facing page from top left clockwise: Don Orosco's Scarab in Sussex Trophy Race, Auctioneer Jamie Knight of Bonhoms and two of his floor men, Author "Map" Robert Ames This page clockwise: Jochen Mass in Anthony MacLeon's Lonna D50A; Two winners—Derek Bell and what's her name, Robert Brooks' Lotus 15, Ready for a standing start, Young Brooks signals Dad, Lord and Lady March with Juan Fangio II and Gary Pearson; SCM subscriber, Stanley Mann in 'Old Mother Gun' for Brooklands display lop. Photos by Robert Ames. 29

Page 28

SCM Picks Glenmoor Gathering While most of us might think of Jeep or Honda when we think of Ohio auto manufacturers, the state's proximity to Detroit gives it a long legacy of auto companies T he ninth annual Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles, held Sept. 1314 in Canton, Ohio, made Ned Reich a happy man. The Bratenahl, Ohio, resident took home best in show for his 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C Zagato Spyder, trumping the other 189 entries. It's fitting that the Glenmoor Award would be granted to an Ohioan. The state of Ohio is celebrating its bicentennial this year, so the by-invitation-only concours featured a special category for Ohio-built autos. While most of us might think of Jeep or Honda when we think of Ohio auto manufacturers, the state's proximity to Detroit gives it a long legacy of auto companies. Patterson Barnes, of Willoughby, Ohio, won this special class with his 1927 Stearns-Knight roadster. Featured marques this year were Bentley and Rolls-Royce, as well as a focus on the always-popular-in-the-Midwest America muscle car category. Earning top pre-war honors in the Rolls-Royce/Bentley class was a 1937 Bentley 41/4 Saloon belonging to David Timmons of Columbus, Ohio. Timmons and his Bentley successfully completed a CCCA Colorado tour two weeks before the Glenmoor Gathering. Fred Jemejec of Hudson, Ohio, took best muscle car with his droptop 1966 Pontiac GTO, 30  which also took outstanding open car. "Attendance was the largest in the event history, approximately 4,000 people," said executive director David W. Schultz. Proceeds from the event benefit the Canton Community Clinic, a medical and dental care facility for needy families. The concours also featured an "unrestored" category, a recent concours trend that SCM likes to see continuing. Bernie Golias of Twinsburg, Ohio, won this with his 1922 Winston Touring. Other top awards were presented to Greg Bilpuch of Lake Orion, Michigan, for his 1932 Lincoln KB Speedster; Jack Dunning of Cambridge, Ohio, for his 1930 Cord L29 convertible coupe; Guy Zaninovich of Ann Arbor, Michigan, for his 1909 Ford Model T Speedster; and Lloyd Souers of Woodburn, Indiana, for his 1954 Hudson Italia.• Sports Car Market

Page 29

Facing Page: 1955 Mercedes-Benz 3005L Coupe owned by B. Scott Isquick of Pepper Pike, Ohio; Best of Show winner-1931 Alfa Romeo 6C Zagoto Spyder owned by Ned Reich of Brotenahl, Ohio. This page from top left clockwise: Ferraris from the Ferrari Club of Americo in front of the Glenmoor Country Club; Christine Snyder's 1931 Packard 845 Rollston convertible amongst other CCCA classics; 1932 Ford V8 "Hi-Boy" owned by Ken Rupp of Medina, Ohio, 1927 Stearns-Knight roadster owned by Patterson and Ann Barnes of Willoughby, Ohio. Ann is the granddaughter of F. B. Stearns, former company president; 1948 Nash tow truck owned by Frank Wrenick of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; 1909 Ford Model T, owned by Guy Zaninovich of Ann Arbor, Michigan, raced from New York City to Seattle in 1909; 1909 Buick 'Bug" racer owned by the Alfred P. Sloan Museum of Flint Michigan and raced at the Indianapolis Speedway. Photos by Walt Herip December, 2003 31

Page 30

SCM Advises The FAKE and the FALL Guy The Villain dreams up a deceased uncle, who was friendly with the racing manager at the Ferrari factory team in the late '50s, and was given this tired and clapped-out team car in exchange for a couple of cases of Valpolicella magine how you would feel. You spot an advert for your dream car, an Etceterini Double Bubble Coupe by Zagato. The price is just about affordable if you clear out the children's bank accounts. The chassis and engine numbers tie in with what The Official Price Guide to Everything Collectible On Wheels suggests they should be. You test drive the car, the mechanical checkover is fine, and so you take the plunge. I Three months later at the annual Concours of the Etceterini Enthusiasts Club, your car is placed next to a pleasant chap who has a similar model and very soon you are swapping Zagato anorakia. "What's your chassis number?" he asks. "EZ44073." "Sorry, old boy," he replies, "that can't be right, because that's the number of my car. My father bought this coupe new from the factory in 1958. This meeting is its first time out in 25 years." The following week the club guru examines your car in detail and concludes that it is not an original Zagato. It started out life as a Berlina Normale. The chassis has been shortened and wrongly re-stamped, it has the incorrect engine and the entire body frame and skin are new. In short, it is a fake, worth perhaps a tenth of what you paid for it. Horrors! Over the past fifteen years of my legal practice in collectors' cars, I have dealt with many sad stories like this, to the extent that I can see a clear pattern as to how these situations generally come about. While the following story is a composite, consisting of bits from various cases I have been made aware of or involved with, it provides a clear example of the process of creating a collectible car out of thin air. STAGE 1 - A FAKE IS BORN An enthusiast decides that he wants to have a copy of a rare and special car made for his own enjoyment. Perhaps it's a rebodied Ferrari SWB, made from a 250 GTE, to use on events where his real SWB might run the risk of being damaged. Or perhaps it's an Alfa Romeo SZ, because he has a decrepit Sprint that he wants to turn into something fun. A specialist carrozzeria, probably in Northern Italy, builds the replica to the order of the customer. The body, trim, dash and interior are perfect—correct to the exact, let's say, original Zagato specification. Whether it derives its identity from a genuine car of a different 32  While this TZ I is authentic, they are all too easy to fabricate. - - - model (properly called a rebody), or a wholly new chassis and body unit with no previous past identity (a replica), as far as being a true collectible, it's a fake. STAGE 2 - THE PATINA OF AGE The car is delivered and registered, and the proud owner starts using his replica/rebody. It soon acquires stone chips and oil leaks, the seats get scuffed, the paint fades and the trim starts to deteriorate. He then gets bored with it, and the car sits idle for a few years, unloved and gathering dust. Eventually the owner sells it, honestly representing it as a fake. Normally, the selling price will be far below the cost of creating the car, in this case let's say $125,000 for a counterfeit SWB. STAGE 3 - ENTER THE VILLAIN Our fake SWB bounces around the trade for a bit and is spotted by the "Villain." He recognises that this is such a good copy, with such superb patina, that it could be passed off as the real thing. However to give him a decent profit, it will need a "genuine" identity. This is where the tricky stuff starts. The Villain does his homework, and discovers from The Official Book of Numbers the chassis numbers of those original cars that the fake is a copy of that are known to have been destroyed or broken up, or are shown as 'lost'. The easiest identity for our Villain to choose is a car known to have been written off in a racing accident many years ago. A more sinister example is where the Villain picks on a specific chassis number, which he knows exists as a real car, but is on the other side of the world, or perhaps is owned by a reclusive or very old collector, so that it never sees the light of day. He calculates (quite accurately) that by the time the owner of the genuine car finds out that his car has been cloned, the Villain and his bag of gold will be long gone. STAGE 4 - THE BARN FIND Having stamped the chosen chassis number on the fake in all the right places, and made up a fake chassis plate, the next issue for our Villain is the imaginative part: Where has this car been all these years? He dreams up a deceased uncle, who was friendly with the racing manager at the Ferrari factory team in the late '50s, and was given this tired and clapped-out team car in exchange for a couple of cases of Valpolicella. Uncle put the retired racer in the family's barn in Umbria, forgot all about it, and died ten years ago. Our astute Villain "found" the car five years ago, at which point he took some (brilliantly contrived) "barn find" photographs, and after a sympathetic restoration, he has been using the car, which explains the delightful patina, etc., etc. He has also obtained a set of FIA papers under the car's newly assumed identity, complete Sports Car Market

Page 31

  Type 35B—The more handbuilt thc cat; the easier to fake.  with its stolen racing history. This is achieved through the good offices of a none-too-careful friend, who luckily is an official in an (unidentified) European historic motor association. Hey Presto! Our Villain owns a historic race car, with documented provenance. $125,000 has suddenly become $1,250,000. Beats working for a living. STAGE 5 — THE STING Next task is to find his gullible Fall Guy, preferably a private individual rather than a trader, and resident in a different country. If he is smart, our Villain may be a virtual villain, operating through mobile phones, with no premises, just a website and multiple identi- Jaguar D- Types— ties. Typically the sale is arranged and carried out through his appointed agent (who may not even know the car is a fake) in the motor trade, so that our evil Villain never appears in the flesh. His identity as the real seller of the car is never disclosed. The Fall Guy buys the car, described as a genuine and historic something or other with great history. The Villain pays off his agent, pockets the money, and moves on to the next fake. Yes, this is very nasty, but it happens. Indeed, it has been happening along these lines for many years in the world of fine art. With cars, it was the skyrocketing values of the late '80s that caused the fake and fraud artists to start creating collectibles out of air. And what about the current day? O000h Baby! No One Babies Your Baby Like We Do. More exist now than left the factory. SO, WHICH CARS ARE AT RISK? The basic answer of course is models that are attractive, rare and valuable – no point in faking a car that no one loves. Leaving aside fake Cobras and their obviously "replica" equivalents, I believe Alfa Romeo is the marque that has suffered the greatest number of deliberately deceitful fakes. The pre-war models are especially vulnerable, because of the exquisite bodies created by the original designers, such as Touring of Milan and Zagato. Unfortunately, as this coachwork was handcrafted, it is all-too-easy to handreplicate. Therefore, before you buy any Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport or short chassis With Intercity, delivery is always painless. We're "car people" and we understand how hard it is to part with your baby. So when the time comes to let go and relocate your automobile, choose the company that specializes in automobile transportation. Intercity is equipped with enclosed transporters, liftgate loading, insurance coverage, and door-to-door service. We deliver anywhere in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. A sophisticated QUALCOMM satellite tracking system closely monitors your vehicle's exact location at all times. So relax she'll be fine. Please Call or E-mail for a FREE QUOTE. 1-800-221-3936  = FAX 413-436-9422  ge www.intercitylines.com 552 Old West Brookfield Road •Warren, MA 01083 The official transporters for: The Auto Collections • Barrett Jackson • Bloomington Gold • Corvette Mike • Mecum Auctions • The Petersen Automotive Museum December, 2003 33

Page 32

"Jai!house" Brocket's SWB One of the more notorious fakes in recent years was the 1962 Ferrari "250 GT SWB" reputed to be S/N 3565. Lord Bracket, the third Baron of Bracket, created this car from the chassis of a 1962 250 GTE # 4015. He eventually sold the car as a true SWB, and subsequently spent two years in prison for the crime. The car has since traded hands several times and, despite being a forgery, is developing its own provenance. The car sold for $163,436, including buyer's premium, at the BarrettJackson/Coys Monaco sale, May 17, 2002. A full profile appeared in the September 2002 issue of SCM. 8C 2300, 6C 2300 or 6C 2500, be certain to investigate the car's history and provenance very carefully. Post-war Alfa Romeos have also suffered serial faking, mainly the Zagato competition versions of the Giulietta and Giulia models. Various shops in Italy have over the years turned out dozens of replicas of the SZ and TZ1, and to a lesser extent the SVZ and TZ2 models, all of which have to find homes somewhere. Next most frequent candidates for cloning are the desirable sports and grand touring V12 Ferraris from 1950 to 1964. Particular favorites are the 250 GT models because of the ready supply of previously unloved 250 GTE 2+2 saloons, and the astronomical values of the genuine article. The 250 SWB Berlinetta is an obvious target, particularly where the body is in alloy. Next up is the Tour de France, and then the SWB Spyder California. If the genuine car is worth a million dollars or more, the temptation to clone is huge. The Bugatti T35, Maserati A6GCS, Bizzarrini, and Porsche's 904 and 911 RS Touring models all spring to mind as being frequently cloned. Of course, Jaguar is not free from fakes that occasionally masquerade as the real thing.This is not surprising, given the large number of replica C, D and lightweight E-Types that have been built over the last 25 years. I know of at least one D-Type replica whose condition and patina after 15 years was so good that it was readily passed off as an original, and even fooled some experts. Aston Martins can also change their spots occasionally, DB4 becoming DB4GT or even our old friend the Zagato. Lola T70 comes in the door, Ford GT40 goes out? Before buying any of these, the Golden Rule is to do your homework thoroughly, go and see as many as you can, and take the advice of an acknowledged and independent expert. Every marque and model has its specialist guru, someone who knows all there is to know, which cars are good and which to be avoided. Be especially careful if tempted to buy at auction an Italian car that has recently come from Italy, especially if it is claimed to have "just been discovered after many years being hidden." Insist that the seller signs a sale contract or bill of sale in which he warrants (i.e., promises) that this is the true and genuine car, chassis no. X, and that (at the very least to the best of his knowledge) no one anywhere in the world owns a car claiming to have that identity. If he refuses, walk away from it. And finally, never forget that if a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is. Don't wire money to someone just because they have a fancy website, and have somehow selected you to be the lucky guy who can buy a Cal Spyder for half off. Martin Emmison is a partner in the London law firm, Goodman Derrick, and specializes in issues related to vintage cars. Contact: +44207 421 7918; email: rnemmison@gdlaw.co.uk. • Bizzarini—concours or counterfeit? Decal set and whale-tail equals instant RS. 34 Aston Martin DB4s can mysteriously become DB4GTs. Sports Car Market

Page 33

PALM SPRINGS Keith Mc Cormick presents the 35th Collector Car Auction SATURDAY and SUNDAY NOVEMBER 22nd & 23rd, 2003. AUCTION OF 350 ANTIQUE, CLASSIC, SPORTS, AND SPECIAL INTEREST AUTOS AT THE NEW 7 MILLION DOLLAR DOWNTOWN PARKING CENTER LOCATED AT: 279 SOUTH INDIAN CANYON DRIVE, PALM SPRINGS LAST SALE WAS 61% SOLD OF ALL CARS ENTERED The McCormick Family is once again organizing this auction in their usual friendly and courteous manner. Ask for Keith, Jason or Desley to answer your questions. Sponsored by VIES 4.7rm THE OLDIES STATION LOCAL HOST HOTEL: We recommend Las Brisas Hotel Across from Auction Site Telephone: (760) 325-4372 OF PHONE FOR CONSIGNMENT NUMBERS. ASK FOR ENTRY FORMS, BIDDER APPLICATIONS, AND GET ON OUR MAILING LIST...NOW! (760)-320-3290 RESERVE YOUR POSITION NOW! check out these websites: www.palm-springs.org (Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism) www.PalmSpringsUSA.com (Palm Springs Desert Resorts) Sponsored by IINEEPAA SPONSOR ENTRY FEES: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY $250. Add $100 for top floor display - only space for 86 cars topside. No numbers will be reserved without consignment fee being paid in full in advance. VISA, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. Positions will be filled on first-come first-served basis. To reserve the position you desire, send your check covering the entry fee or phone in your credit card number. You may specify the cars you're entering at a later date. Entry fees are REFUNDABLE less $25 handling fee if you notify us in writing 14 days prior to the auction. Color photographs may be included in our exclusive color brochure. We strictly limit the number of positions available in this two-day event of 350 cars. COMMISSION STRUCTURE: FLAT 5% OF SALES PRICE (One of the lowest in the business). WE SOLD OUT OF LOT NUMBERS PREVIOUS SALE SO BOOK EARLY. Purchase a lot number and we will log your cars photo on-line free of charge. For $50 extra, we will build you a complete web page including 12 photos — engine. interior, exterior. etc. Featured cars attract multiple bidders — our website averages 40,000 visits per day. PALM SPRINGS AUCTIONS, INC. 244 N. INDIAN CANYON DRIVE PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA 92262 U.S.A. Web Site - http://www.classic-carauction.com (760)-320-3290

Page 34

Ferrari Profile 1972 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder I drove all night and most of the next day, enthralled by the wonderful V12 sounds whipping by in the wind Chassis number: 15845 Engine number: B I 576 T his unique car is that most mythical of beasts, a genuine oneowner-from-new Daytona Spyder. We know of just one other, a North American–specification model resident in the U.S. Ferrari sold just 121 Daytona Spyders. Left-hand drive chassis number 15845—the car offered here—is one of just 25 built to European specification (seven of which were right-hand drive). This car is one of two sold to Germany. It was delivered finished in classic Rosso Chiaro featuring original black leather upholstery. A total of 52,000 kilometers is displayed on the odometer. 15845 was delivered new via German Ferrari importer Auto-Becker to its first and only owner. Some cosmetic refurbishment of stone chips is reported, but apart from that the paintwork remains original, as does the very presentable leather interior. The engine, never rebuilt, has been properly maintained. The car is presented in commensurately good condition today, having been owned by the same individual for its entire life and thus never exposed to the potential vicissitudes of numerous ownership changes. Over the years, its owner has consistently rejected approaches from would-be purchasers, preferring to offer it today at auction. Although well known, this car has not been exhibited at the usual historic events, thus its new owner will be able to enjoy the privilege of showing it to an appreciative public for the first time. 15845 comes complete with original documentation, warranty card, brown leather owner's wallet, instruction books, tool kit, duplicate keys, sundry service invoices and German registration papers. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $365,500, including buyer's premium, at Bonhams Europe Niirburgring auction held August 9, 2003. Convertible versions of newer Ferraris like Years produced:  Number produced:  Original list price:  SCM Price Guide:  Tune-up/major service:  Distributor cap:  Chassis #:  Engine #:  Club:  on frame, above right front spring mount P.O. Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358 Web site . ....www.FerrariCIubofAmerica.com Alternatives: .. 1969-1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Volante, 1971-1972 Maserati Ghibli SS Spider SCM Investment Grade:  the 355 Spider and 360 Spider may substantially outsell their closed brothers, but that wasn't always the case. US. dealers once struggled to sell ragtop Ferraris like California Spyders and NART Spyders, and European distributors often wouldn't order them at all. The production of any convertible V12 Ferrari seldom broke 100 examples and the total production of all convertible V1 2s didn't pass 1,000 units until the 550 Barchettas were built in 2001. In the late 1970s the Daytona Spyder began to break this stigma. As speed limits and insurance costs began to restrict how people drove, beauty and rarity gained greater importance in a Ferrari purchase than ultimate performance. Open Ferraris became more popular and the beautiful Daytona Spyder began to creep into the garages and onto the wish lists of many collectors. By the early 1980s, the desirability of the Daytona Spyder was high enough to make it an early entry into the speculator's market. This reached a feverish level by the end of the decade and thanks to the fancy Bonhams; Geneva, Switzerland; 3/11/2002 Sold at $345,019 SCMID# 27314 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4A Daytona Spyder Lot #120, SiN 15239 Condition: 2- COMPS A trading of some enterprising dealers, prices broke the million-dollar mark. Like many of those '80s high fliers, the Daytona Spyder is worth about a third of that high value today. Unfortunately, along with the deflation in price came a decrease in status. The bubble market for Daytona Spyders led to a proliferation of counterfeits, mostly converted Daytona coupes or rebodied Corvettes. Their existence continues to stifle the desirability of the originals and dilute the market. The Ferrari Market Letter has records of 113 Daytona coupes that were converted to Spyders. The actual number is probably higher, and may even exceed the 121 factory-built Spyders. Like Cobra replicas and other clones, these conversions are parasites, feeding off the rarity and value of the original models. As this population grows, owners and prospects for original cars are turned off by the loss of exclusivity and the value of the original models is stunted. 1970-1974 121 approx. $25,000 $300,000—$375,000 $3,500 $513 below head on rear passenger's side of block Ferrari Club of America, I was fortunate enough to drive a Daytona Spyder from Iowa to Atlanta in the early 1980s. It was mid-summer so I threw back the top in the seller's driveway and left it down for the duration of my trip. 1 drove all night and most of the next day, enthralled by the wonderful VI2 sounds whipping by in the wind Handling, acceleration and comfort were all impressive, though the arduous steering at low speeds and marginal braking performance were notable shortfalls. This Daytona Spyder's original owner is none other than Dr Hans Riegel, the German Willy Wonka. Riegel built his personal fortune as the proprietor of confectionery company HARIBO (HAns Riegel from BOnn). While his candy empire may not be a household name in the U.S., you might recognize the logo and packaging of the company's gumm bears. 15845 spent the past few years in a candy warehouse at HARIBO, its existence and location common knowledge in collector circles. With the provenance and authenticity of the car undeniable, the real question here was the car's condition. It had been driven over 55,000 kilometers (34,000 miles) and although never abused, the car was hardly pampered The auction house made every effort to exploit the unique one-owner history but in the end it didn't seem to matter—after all, once the car changed hands, it just another two-owner Daytona Spyder. The selling price was appropriate for the condition of the car and both the buyer and the new owner should be pleased—Steve Ahlgrim (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of Bonhams Europe)• Bonhams; Gstaad, Switzerland; 12/18/2001 Sold at $404,625 SCM ID# 24253 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4A Daytona Spyder Lot #270, S/N 15535 Condition: 1

Page 35

Why Not Lease? • Early Termination Without Penalty • Specializing in Highline, Exotics, & Vintage Motorcars • Fast Response... No Song, No Dance, No Stories FIN NC "Serving Your Leasing Needs Since 1978" Phone: 877-973-7700 • Fax: 203-267-7773 47 Sherman Hill Road, Woodbury, CT 06798 www.WhyNotLease.com

Page 36

Sheehan Speaks What $200,000 Buys Today You can buy a great 250 SWB or GTO rebody for vintage racing, but be prepared to watch $30,000 Corvettes pass you on the track kr I  've always wanted to own a Ferrari." That's something I hear every day. It's usually accompanied with, "I've worked hard and my business is doing great. My kids are in college, and I just want to have some fun." Okay so far. But then it gets a little more confusing. Some of these Prancing-Horse newbies are determined to only buy a Ferrari that's a good investment. Others want a daily driver. Some want to have a guaranteed entry in the Mille Miglia. Others want to go on the New England 1000. In one e-mail, I was asked to compare a 360 Spyder, a Daytona, a 288 GTO and a 246 Dino. Well.., they all have wheels. A number that seems to keep cropping up in these requests is $200,000. There seems to be some swagger to saying, "I've got 200 large to spend for a toy." Only a few years ago, this money would buy a Ferrari suitable for vintage rallies, vintage racing or the concours circuit. But rising prices have made your choices more limited today. What follows is a quick survey of the $200,000 Ferrari market, starting with current production cars. In the world of newer Ferraris, $200,000 will buy you a 2001 U.S.market 360 spyder, a new 360 coupe with change left over, or a year-old, mid-miles 575. Using the 575 as an example, the "as-new" cost, out the door with tax and license was $250,000 to $275,000. Today's asking price, according to the most recent Ferrari Market Letter, runs from $207,500 to $218,900 for a 2002, but real money is around $200,000. The first owner took a $50,000 to $75,000 hit to get to drive his car. As the second owner, your depreciation will be less, but not by much if you keep the car for very long. If you want a 550 Barchetta, $200,000 is getting close for a Euro car that has been DOT-ed, but you'll need $250,000 to $275,000 for a U.S. model. However, if you wait until the snowdrifts get deep, you'll save. With its ridiculous top, the 550 Barchetta is a fair-weather-only car. By January you'll be able to by a Euro car for $200,000, and be $25,000 closer on a U.S. model. In the older Ferrari market, only two years ago $200,000 would have given you your pick of 275 GTB short-noses, Lussos, or a pair of notso-nice Daytonas. However, recent sales have seen short-nose 275s at a stunning $275,000, good Lussos over $200,000, and very nice Daytonas selling quickly for as much as $150,000. Most Ferrari "experts" have always maintained that these cars have been undervalued for a decade— it's nice to be right once in a while! Want to go racing? While $200,000 might buy you a non-factory Competition Daytona conversion or a steel-bodied Boano, they are only eligible for the U.S. Historic Challenge, not in Europe. The same amount will get you a great 250 SWB or GTO rebody, but forget the top-flight events. You had better be happy racing in VARA or HSR events where you will have a great seat to watch $30,000 Corvettes pass you by. As for the Mille Miglia, Tour Auto or other top European events, $200,000 will no longer get you a car that will be accepted. Club racing your passion? 360 Challenge cars start at $100,000, 355 Challenge cars at $60,000 and 348 Challenge cars at just $50,000. They are all Cavallino and FCA national meet eligible, and SCCA eligible. This is your chance to be a real Ferrari race driver on the cheap—if you don't stuff your toy into the tire barriers. Alas, few seem to care about this series here in the U.S. Unlike Europe, where Challenge grids are always chock full, risk-averse Americans don't seem eager to flog their cars every weekend, leading to thin fields and consequently low resale values on these cars. Concours your thing? If you want to be on the lawn at the Greater Determining exactly how you are going to use your car will significantly narrow your selection. Syracuse Italian Exotic Car Show and Barbecue, your $200,000 will get you a Daytona or a pair of Dinos and a VIP pass. (As an aside, some concours seem to make a point of giving some sort of an award to every Enzo, which I find exceedingly odd—isn't it just a new car?) In any event, $200,000 will no longer get you within shouting distance of a car eligble for Pebble Beach or the Bagatelle. Time and the market have passed you by. Finally, what about American vintage tours? Well, there's good news and bad news. The good: There are still a number of Ferraris in this price range that will be acceptable to most of these events. The bad: Given American driving styles and our often-exuberant state troopers, you're usually better off with a cheaper car that you can flog harder without winding up in jail. The premier American event is the Colorado Grand, where all the big boys show off their pre-1961 cars. While $200,000 will still buy a 250 PF Cabriolet series II or a steel Boano, both acceptable, a Maserati Vignale Spyder will get you in even faster and be as much fun to drive, this at half the price. For the California Mille, with all its twisting back roads, I suggest an Alfa Giulietta Spyder. Pay $30,000 for a great one and put the rest of your money into a perfect Daytona to use as a support car. For the New England 1000, how about a nice 365 GTC 2+2 for $50,000? You'll have a better time than the guys in the Barchettas, and have room in the back seat for all the outfits your significant other will want to wear to the great dinners at all the tony resorts. In most automotive circles, $200,000 is still a lot of money. It will buy a pair of Porsche Cayenne Turbos, three E-Classes and who cares how many Kia Rios. But when it comes to new or high-end-vintageevent eligible Ferraris, two hundred large is just a starting point.•

Page 37

Ferrari Classifieds 53 Europa, #0313EU, Series 1, Show car, alloy fastback coupe by Vignale. Featured in many Ferrari books, stored past 30 years, converted to Chevy drivetrain in 60s. Have 0331IEU to be rebuilt and installed. nab32@comcast.net . $350,000, offers. Norm Baker, 650.325.5453. CA 59 250PF coupe, professional conversion to hi-performance Ford engine and drivetrain in mid 60s, 4-speed, Borranis, fast and beautiful. $40,000. 619.445.5748. CA 62 250 Pininfarina cabriolet, very strong running original car, finished in red with tan leather and canvas, two tops. www.heri tageclassics.com . $168,500. 310.657.9699, 310.657.9698 fax. CA 64 330 GT 2+2 Series I, red with original red interior, Borranis and 4-speed with o/d, very nice condition, recently successfully used for long distance rallies, one of the best available of this model. www.fantasyjunction.com . $42,500. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555. CA 66 275 GTS, silver/black, 42,690 miles, runs/drives new, wire wheels, excellent throughout. www.motorcargallery.com . $173,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954.522.9900. FL 67 275 GTB/4, five year restoration just completed, investment quality, expensive. Jim, 909.849.5530. CA 67 330 GTC, red, 64,853 miles, runs and drives very well, fair but presentable exterior, nice black leather interior. $71,500. 954.522.9900. FL 70 365 GT 2+2, silver blue/beige leather, low mileage, truly excellent, first $49,500. 954.522.9900. FL ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. See page 93 for details. 72 365 GTC4, red, 1 bought it from original owner 3 years ago, need to make room for a 456 GT, exc original condition. $49,000. 775.530.0111. NV 73 GTB/4 Spider conversion, s/n 16781, 43K, red/black, new wide Borranis w/ Michelins. Ferrari power steering, service 1-1-03, fantastic condition. $125,000. Dick Leppla, 216.316.1515, 800.600.2624. OH 78 308 GTS, black, maroon, new tires, wheels redone, new 2nd gear synchro, engine out, complete major service, runs excellent, ignition tuneup, carbs rebuilt, very nice car, 50K miles, car runs excellent. $29,900. 614.471.7535. OH 78 308 GTS, red, tan interior. 25K miles, just completed 30K service, carbs rebuilt, excellent driving car, painted 1998. $35,000 obo. 262.646.3633. WI 81 GTSi, 308 Targa. fly yellow, black int, clean car, 28K miles. $28,500. 978.948.3809. MA 84 5I2BBi, s/n 49577, all red over tan leather with tan dash and red carpets, 13K mi, books, tools, engine out, major service 2/03, including belts, clutch, water pump, injectors, hoses, battery, new MSD ignition, a/c recharge and more. over $15,000 invested, this car is in outstanding mechanical and cosmetic condition, no stories, very fast and ready to be driven. bcbutler@comcast.net . $77,900. Brian, 301.210.7799. MD 84 BB512, cared for by Bob Wallace. Phoenix, 26K, excellent condition, white with tan interior, one owner, original book, tools, extra full-size tire. rew8063@aol.com . $90,000. 480.948.6742. AZ 85 308 GTSI QV, red, tan. USA model, 32K, all services, no excuses, all original. judtmd@att.net. $38,500. 973.228.1698. NJ 85 Testarossa, black/tan. 8K miles, books, records, new belt, as new. $68,000. 610.574.0392. PA 89 Anniversary, red/tan with red piping. Euro bumper, rear wing, 5,000 miles. $89,000. 440.460.0161. OH 89 Testarossa, showroom, red/tan, a/c. CD, power. 19.000 mi. 860.2960709. 860.563.5432. CT 99 Ferrari Maranello Grigio, K&N filter, Tubi exhaust, 7100 miles, looks and drives as new. Tires as new. jiseson@netscape.net. 516.365.1385. NY PARTS Original Ferrari factory manuals, brochures, memorabilia. Huge stock of original Ferrari items from early Scuderia Ferrari to current Enzo Ferrari model and everything in between. Download catalog at www.ferrariliterature.com . 407.292.6363. Fax 407.566.9625. FL. Specialized in Italian car parts lc pre-war car parts. WA Ferrari Maserati Lancia Fiat  WWW.Italparts.com Alphen aid Rijn-Holland borghini Fax: +31(0)172-240536 E-mail: infogitalparts.com America's Oldest Ferrari Dealership tualei-444i-if• RON TONKIN 5.7560 800.547.4455 203 NE 122nd, Portland, OR 9723

Page 38

English Car Profile _J 1958 AC Ace Bristol Roadster Owning one of these cars is not just about going fast, it's about getting there with flair, style and a good degree of grace Chassis number: BEX403 Engine number: 1000758 A C Cars, Ltd., began production of the Ace in 1954, and 686 were built before the model was succeeded by the Ford V8-powered Cobra. It was the introduction of the Bristol-engined version in 1956 that created the most memorable of the Ace roadsters. The example offered here is resplendent in royal blue with black interior. The current owner reports that the car has been treated to a complete restoration to original specification. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $82,500, including buyer 's commission, at the RM auction in Monterey, California, on Aug. 16-17, 2003. The predecessor to AC, Autocars and Accessories, was formed in London in 1904 after a young engineer named John Weller joined forces with John Portwine, a butcher, to produce a three-wheeled commercial vehicle called the Autocarrier With a single-cylinder, air-cooled motor, the Autocarrier was by all measures a success, and led to the formation of a successor company called Autocarriers, Ltd, and a move to Thames Ditton, Surrey. Passenger vehicle production commenced in 1907 (some sources say 1908) by replacing the cargo area in the vehicle with passenger space. In 1913, a four-wheeled vehicle designed by Weller followed, initially powered by a French-built Fivet engine. Wartime conditions in France prevented deliveries of enough engines for production, so in 1919 Weller designed a six-cylinder motor The lightweight, 1991-cc unit was made largely of aluminum, but with a cast iron head. It continued in production until the 1960s and, indeed, was the base motor for the AC Ace. Years produced:  Number produced:  Original list price:  SCM Price Guide:  Engine #:  Club:  Tune-up/major service:  Distributor cap:  Chassis #:  (Bristol-engined model) approx. 463 Stamped on a plate on the right hand side of the bulkhead Upper right front of the block AC Owners Club, Ltd., P.O. Box 112, Saffron Walden, CB10 2ZJ, UK SCM Investment Grade:  Web site: www.racecar.co.uk/acoc/intro.htm Alternatives: .... 1954-57 Jaguar XK140 roadster, 1952 Alfa Romeo 1900 cabriolet and rallies was long a thing of the past. The solution was to produce a sports car or rather in this case, to find one to call its own. Enter John Tojeiro. He was a young race car builder whose tubular-framed racer was fitted with a Bristol 2-liter mime six-cylinder motor; rack-and-pinion steering, Girling hydraulic shock absorbers, fourwheel independent suspension, and Turner light alloy wheels. AC liked what it saw, so it bought one of the race cars from Tojeiro employee Vincent Davison to hastily develop into what would become the Ace. Fitted with a body that was a clone of the Ferrari Superleggera Touring 166 Mille Miglia Barchetta (little boat), Davison 's chassis appeared on the AC stand at the 1953 Earl 's Court Motor Show Alongside it was an actual AC-built display chassis. 1956-1963 $5,649 (1959) $65,000-$85,000 $645 $175 Production cars had a different treatment to the front and rear fenders than the show car; however; the look and feel of the Barchetta remained. As is the case with any small automaker that lasts more than a few decades, the fortunes of AC Cars ebbed and flowed with the general economic times. Over the years, the company weathered changes in direction, management and ownership. It managed to survive the Depression by selling parts and assembling a handful of cars out of such stock; no formal production existed. World War 11-era contracts proved profitable, as the company manufactured cabs for fire trucks, along with flamethrowers, aviation parts and cannons. AC resumed production of automobiles in 1947. A car-hungry public bought what was offered: the 2 Liter model, in both drophead and saloon forms, that still used the six-cylinder engine designed in 1919. In the same year; AC began production of "invalid" cars for the British Ministry of Pensions; these were single-seaters powered by a BSA motor (Production continued until 1976, though with a different motor in later years.) In the 1920s, AC cars had been frequent visitors to the winner 's circle at Montlhery and Brooklands, and AC even won in the 1926 Monte Carlo Rally. Yet by the 1950s, the history of wins at speed trials, reliability runs 1956 AC Ace Bristol roadster Lot #106, S/N BEX226 Condition: 1- RM; Amelia Island, FL; 3/8/2003 Sold at $82,500 SCMID# 30545 Originally powered only by the Weller-designed motor, in 1956 the 120hp Bristol unit was available as a £420 option. With a 4-speed manual transmission, front disc brakes, and a sub-2,000-pound weight achieved, in part, through the use of aluminum for the body, the Ace Bristol was a genuine sporting machine. In just a few short years, the car would become the basis for one of the best-known sports cars of all time, the Shelby Cobra. Of course, that is another story. In a recent SCM market report, Richard Hudson-Evans described an Ace Bristol as "the thinking man 's Cobra." While that may be a little hard on Cobra owners, the Ace Bristol is certainly a viable choice for the slippers, sheepdog and sherry set. Owning one of these cars is not just about going fast, it's about getting there with flair, style and a good degree of grace, in one of the best cars ever produced by a cottage industry builder 1 recently had the pleasure of appraising a collection that included an Ace Bristol, reminding me just how honest and pure these cars are. This Ace Bristol was well worth the price paid—even better examples would command even more money. It's often said that a rising tide floats all boats. With Shelby Cobra prices approaching the $200,000 level, better make that "a rising tide floats all AC Barchettas. "—Dave Kinney (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of RM Auctions)* COMPS 1959 AC Ace Bristol roadster Lot #25I, S/N BEX1004 Condition: 3+ Bonhams; Monte Carlo; 5/26/2003 Sold at $83,426 SCM ID# 31193

Page 39

English Car Classifieds AC 56 Ace roadster, rhd, partially restored. many NOS parts, no rust, original leather, AC Ace motor, needs rebuilding, very rare, only 99 built. $47,500 offer. Wes Clark, 972.960.7755. TX ASTON MARTIN 77 VS coupe, blue with red leather interior, automatic, sunroof, excellent mechanical condition, new Pirellis, original paint and leather, one owner since 1983. $31,500 obo. 707.579.1000. CA 80 V8 Volante convertible, black with tan interior, automatic, 59,000 miles, garaged in California, no California smog, new Connolly leather and tires, upgraded stereo with CD changer. evstrauss@earthlink.net . $39,999. 310.277.9999. CA AUSTIN 64 Mini Cooper S. beautifully prepared vintage racer, professionally done mechanicals and cosmetics, ready for the track. Jim, 860.633.8270. CT 70 Mini Innocenti Mk II, professional restoration, new paint, interior, chrome, detailed motor comp, etc., no accidents, never abused, straight, original to the rubber floor mats. Italian import, one owner, 55,000km, now in Montreal. fdepiero@yahoo.com . $5,500 US or closest. 514.287.7669. QC 77 Mini, no rust, excellent condition, rhd, new paint and restoration. bealolins@mac.com . $7,000. 207.865.0352. ME AUSTIN HEALEY 56 100-4 BN2, engine out paint job, new interior and wiring, original California car, no rust ever. $39,995 obo. 760.342.3619 ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. See page 93 for details. days, 760.742.3710 eves. CA  58 100-6 4-seat convertible, same family ownership for 45 years, California car since new with original black & yellow license plates and May 1957 owner's manual and service booklet, runs and drives great, drive as is or restore. $13,500 b/o. 916.370.1268. CA 59 Bug Eye, complete with original drivetrain, disassembled, some metal work needed, good pans. dogwoodfarms@yahoo.com. $2,500. 850.623.6515. FL 63 3000 Mk II, roll-up windows, no interior or top, rust-free, straight as an arrow, runs strong, beautiful car just needs interior and top, lost interest. $16,900. 417.353.2095. MO 66 BJ8, in storage since 1997, 2/3 restored with structural upgrades, rebuilt engine and mechanicals, rough-sanded and primed. tb annister2@earthlink.net . $9,950. Separate new parts, discounted. 248.770.3660. MI 67 BJ8 3000, show car, 63,000 miles, flawless black over red interior, 1,000 miles on fresh engine, clutch, polished carbs, handrubbed burl oak dash, new top. Lucas lights, strong runner. metroeng@bestweb.net . Best offer over $30,000. 845.878.4321 weekdays. NY BENTLEY 30 Birkin Blower Bentley, A magnificent recreation constructed in 2001 on a 1935 Rolls-Royce chassis. Aluminum bodywork over an ash frame, 4.5 liter supercharged Bentley Mark IV engine producing 225bhp. Peterson Engineering, has built the car with an unbelievable attention to detail. The motorcar appears as a fully 're-Owned: '02 +8, FOUNTAIN BLUE '89 4/4 '84 +8 '66 +4 4 SEATER '65 4/4 SERIES V RACER '65 +4 4 PASSENGER '63 +4 DHC '63 +4 4 SEATER '63 4/4 SERIES V '61 +4 DHC '61 +4 '61 +4 '60 +4 DHC '53 +4 FIATRAD DHC '52 +4 FLATRAD ROADSTER ew Cal Legal +8's: BMW TITANIUM SILVER Btu Pozzi GRIGIO INGRID METALLIC so Available: '77 FERRARI 308GTB '75 LOTUS/CATERHAA1 '67 MGB '67 Lows ELAN COUPE FHC '65 LOTUS EIAN 52 RACECAR '65 Rous ROYCE SILVER CLOUD III '63 JAGUAR XKE ROADSTER '59 MONDIAL 125 SPORT '56 Ductal 250 '55 AC ACE 11.140111€1 • WEST AUTHORIZED MORGAN MOTOR CAR DEALER 3003 PICO BOULEVARD, SANTA MONICA, CA 90405 • (310) 998-3311 MORGANWEST.NET • DENNIS GLAVIS, MANAGING DIRECTOR restored original. The Blower is a joy to drive with its ample power and hydraulic braking system. Must see to believe. Other recreations available via special order, P.O.A. www.continentalautosports.com . 630-655-3535. JAGUAR 53 XK 120 OTS, black w/tan leather interior, original style tan canvas top, this classic Jaguar roadster is an exceptional automobile in excellent condition, car fully restored 12,000 miles ago. mytr6@comcast.net . $44,000 obo. 410381-5851, 410.799.2562. MD 56 XK 140MC, red/black, chrome wires, professional ground-up restoration, absolutely perfect show car. $55,000. 860.763.1679. CT 59 XK 150 drophead, white, navy leather, chrome wire whitewalls, matching #s, complete restoration 1998, drives great. abbottmg@aol.com . 843.342.6908. SC 69 Europa Type S4. 4,300 original miles, white, black, good paint, perfect interior, 3rd owner, many special parts. tgaffney@a mcitesting.com. $7,000. 732.625.0081. MI 70 Elan S4 dhc, 180,000 original miles, red/black, knock-off wheels, new paint, interior and dashboard. I've owned this car for 14 years, runs great. $11,500. 732.625.0081. NJ MG 46 TC, former Best of Show winner in red/red with tan top, tonneau, side curtains, Brooklands windscreen, rare wind-up clock. Jim, 860.633.8270. CT 50 TD, rhd, Olde English white, older restoration to highest standard, top, side curtains, tonneau and foglamps, numbers correct and matching. stower@pnadvisors.com . $22,995. MA $44,000. 62 XKE roadster, 3.8, original 2 owner rust-free driver, golden sand with excellent original biscuit interior, original cloth top, flat floor, welded louvers, 56,000 miles. recent brakes, tires, tune-up, serious buyers only. $34,500. Frank, 215.675.2670 days only. PA 66 Mark X sedan, 4.2L engine, low mileage, bought new 1966, one family car, blue, gray. $15,000. 404.233.6032. GA 68 E-type coupe, S 1 1/2, 'the most beautiful car in the world' is what the ads said when this 53,000 documented mile, unmolested, matching number beauty departed the factory & has the same impact when seen today, this rare find has the even rarer factory air & sports the original 4.2L dohc six engine & head with orig 4-spd synch box, correct silver w/black hides, 72spoke chrome wire wheels & dual exhaust $24,900. 678.361.4639. GA 69 XKE S II roadster, signal red, black interior, both tops, new paint and rubber seals, 4.2L, 4-spd, all original, numbers match, Michelin redwall tires, no rust, excellent condition. drdickw@worldnetat t.net . $35,000. 305.669.3332. FL LOTUS 60 Elite Series I, very original, never raced, runs excellent. garbarinorob@aol.com . $27,000. 501.787.2106. CA 54 TF, matching numbers, rebuilt engine. beautiful red paint, nice black interior and top with weather equipment, good chrome with luggage rack and driving lights. Michelin tires. $23,000. 514.697.4401. QC, Canada. 58 MGA, restored 5 years ago, red with black leather interior. $13,000. 865.577.5468. TN 61 MGA 1600 roadster, California car, ground-up restoration 5 years new, BEG color, tan interior, perfect car with many awards. $35,000, 760.945.3239. CA 66 MGB roadster, nice red paint, new top and black interior, looks and runs excellent great, straight, rust-free driver. $8,900. 231.882.0426. MI 70 MGB, excellent driver, solid car, new top with several spare parts. $6,000. 518.372.6580 evenings, leave message. NY 72 Midget, fully restored, chrome bumpers, 5-spd Datsun transmission, Weber carb, electronic ignition, new: wiring, top, brakes, exhaust, drivetrain completely rebuilt, garaged, needs nothing, very quick, fun happy driver, extra parts. $10,500. 772.334.0759. FL WANTED An absolutely serious buyer wants any European antique classic cars, Jaguar, Austin Healey, MG, Morgan, Triumph, 356, 190SL, Alfa Romeo, Riley, Land Rover, Singer, also pre-war cars and other interesting European cars in any condition, any location. Please call Steve's British Connection. 630.553.9023 or fax 815.786.3372. sbcinc@aol.com .* serious inquiries. THE WORLD'S BIGGEST & BEST JAGUAR WEB SITE 4* 1 U ff■I i  LARGEST INVENTORY OF ALL MODELS DOC S JAGS W4C■112 LICoWl I E LIAn. http://www.docsjags.com/ ,4•1•1•6, TEL: (480) 951-0777 FAX: (480) 951-3339, AZ RESTORATION CENTER (623) 869-8777 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ ASK FOR "DOC" • E-mail doc@docsjags.com

Page 40

1933 Tipo 6C 1750 Supercharged Gran Sport Spyder The steering is precise, the brakes are excellent for the era, and the handling as good as it gets for an early '30s car Chassis number: 121215048 Engine number: 121215048 T he 1750 Gran Sport is regarded as one of the finest sports racing cars of its time and its race record is nothing short of legendary, with numerous wins in the Mille Miglia, Tourist Trophy and other races coming at the hands of such famed drivers as Nuvolari, Campari and Varzi. Based upon the chassis sequence, this is the 18 1h of 44 built. Early history for this car is currently not confirmed, although it is believed that Major Ayers of England purchased the car new. The next known owner was Henry Harrison, brother of renowned car collector Bob Harrison, who kept the car for some twenty years. On his passing in 1987, the Alfa was acquired from his estate by Mr. Charles Mallory, himself a well-respected collector from Connecticut. The car was then sold to a collector by the name of David Van Schaick, of Pennsylvania, from whom the current owner purchased it about six or seven years ago. The car was subject to a superbly detailed restoration to the very highest concours standard. The Alfa Romeo is said to run and drive extremely well, as it was mechanically rebuilt with a view to participating in long distance events such as the Mille Miglia. The engine was rebuilt with new Carillo rods, as original ones are known to be weak in design. The crankshaft and camshafts were re-ground, new-old-stock tappets were sourced, and new pistons were fitted. The supercharger was rebuilt with new bearings. The original Memini carburetor was overhauled and an electric fan was fitted as a consent to modern driving conditions. The original coachwork has been fully restored, but retains the "Monza cowl" which is thought to have been fitted in the 1950s. The coachwork also has a fin over the twin spare wheels to give the car an 8C look. This sixth series supercharged model of 1933 was the most powerful 1750 of the series with some 85 hp at 4,400 rpm. It was capable of reaching 145 kph. Modifications common to all sixth-series cars were boxed chassis frames of all-welded construction, synchromesh gearbox with freewheel device, telecontrol shock absorbers and three-spoke steering wheels. Years produced:  Number produced:  Original list price .  SCM Price Guide:  Tune-up/major service.  Distributor cap -  Chassis #:  Engine #:  Club:  Web site:  Alternatives:  SCM Investment Grade:  The Alfa has been driven only 50 miles since the rebuild and has been shown just three times: at Pebble Beach in 1999, where it took a third in its class; at the Greenwich Concours, where it won Best In Class and was voted most exotic Italian car; and at a recent Hershey event where it won a Junior First Place award from the Antique Automobile Club of America. With matching numbers, uncomplicated history, much sought-after Touring coachwork, sixth series refinements, and the aforementioned restoration, this example has all of the best ingredients. These supercharged Alfa Romeos are highly eligible for vintage events around the world and justifiably rank very high among pre-war sports cars. 1934 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Lot # 65, S/N 10814400 Condition: 1 Christie's; Tarrytown, NY; 4/28/2001 Sold at $340,000 SCMID# 23860 The SCM analysis: This car sold for $436,500, including buyer 's commission, at the Christie 's New York sale on June 5, 2003. Though this car found a new home for less than the auction company's optimistic estimate of $450,000-$550,000, the price was consistent with current market values. The sixth-series Gran Sport cars could really be considered the "last gasp" of the small capacity supercharged sports cars from Alfa Romeo. As the Depression started to bite hard in Europe, the firm was trying to move towards more economic production methods. This resulted in changes like the chassis being fully welded, rather than the traditional and more expensive flanged and bolted construction of the preceding series. The front and rear track were both widened a bit—again, probably to save money by making components more commbn to other production models. Even so, these cars were expensive to build and fewer than 50 were constructed. 1929-1933 44 (sixth series) approx. $1,600 $350,000-$375,000 $15,000 for complete engine overhaul, but needed infrequently $300 for entire distributor right rail within three inches of the rear right side front of crankcase Alfa Romeo Section of the Vintage Sports Car Club, The Old Forge, Quarr, Gillingham, Dorset, SP85PA, England www.vscc.co.uk Bugatti Type 44, MG K3 Magnette A By this time. Alfa had embraced Touring as the body manufacturer of choice—only some four chassis in this sixth series carried the more traditional Zagato configuration. Another new departure was the use of a synchromesh gearbox and the introduction of a freewheel on the output shaft, a system soon to be found on more mundane Alfas. The engine, however was essentially the same as for the fourth and fifth series 6Cs, a direct descendent of the 1500cc engine that powered the first 6Cs in 1927. To drive one of these cars is a pleasurable surprise. The steering is precise, the brakes are excellent for the era, and the handling as good as it gets for an early '30s car Alfa has always had a reputation for making cars that are fun to drive, and we can see from this car just how ingrained that is in their manufacturing culture. The early history of this car is uncertain, which is unfortunate. What we're looking for here is the answer to a simple question: Did it race? This has become crucial to the value of such cars, because so many Alfas did well in the Mille Miglia, Targa Florio, and other races of the era. With a documented racing provenance, this Alfa might be worth $100,000 more. However, the car is a fine numbers-matching example of its type, even if the "Alfa Red" chosen in the restoration was a bit on the bright side for my taste. Though 1750 prices have been a little soft recently. I'd call this one well bought and well sold. —Keith Duly (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of Christie's)• COMPS 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C-1750 Gran Sport Lot #702, S/N 121215050 Condition: 1- Bonhams; London, U.K.; 12/12/2001 Sold at $392,630 SCM ID# 28051

Page 41

'NW11 Ls • kV] I MIXII Lu F.1.111D111.*W ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. See page 93 for details. 59 Giulia Spyder vintage racer, runs with all groups, logbooks, 1600 full race Sleek engine with Locker fuel cell, close ratio 5-speed, front discs, oil cooler, a ton of race spares plus 3 engines, 2 trans, I rear end, 2 sets of wheels, Panasports with almost new Hoosiers, vintage Polar Bear cool vent setup, a turnkey vintage racer. alfajohn@juno.com . $18,500 obo. 513.931.3951. OH 59 Giuliefta Sprint Veloce, restored rustfree car, new paint, chrome, interior, rebuilt engine, electrical system, new brakes, shocks, springs, wheels, tires, manuals, tools, Nardi wheel, 90 pt+ show car. 440.646.1255. OH 62 Giulietta Spyder, Alfa red with cream leather, factory hardtop, fully restored, excellent throughout. $20,500. 516.742.0659. NY 65 GTA 1600, time warp, original paint, 8,040 km dead stock, never touched example, probably the lowest mileage unrestored GTA to exist, no modifications and no accident or corrosion history, from private collection, includes a fresh major service, new exhaust system and complete brake overhaul. $75,000. 610.584.8800, 610.584.8872 fax. PA 66 2600 Spyder, red, black, hardtop, soft, tonneau, not mint but absolutely beautiful, totally redone, body, engine, transmission, brakes, exhaust, all manuals, used in movie "Bed and Breakfast" with Roger Moore, pictures available, 69,000 miles, origianl tires. $34,000. 978.683.5139. MA 66 Duetto Spyder, California car, needs restoration. $2,500. 479.751.7993. evenings. AR 67 CIA, 1600 Stradale, chassis AR6 I 3931, engine AR00532/A19572, correct block, twin plug head Webers, original paint, interior, 33,000km, new correct tires, tie rods, shocks, brakes, fresh service, lots of known history. $65,000. 941.729.8325. FL 69 Boattail Spyder, big motor with Webers, new Mags, tires, shocks and springs, new top and carpets, fresh transmission overhaul, red/black. $13,500. 831.372.1218. CA 74 Spider 2000, orange, black, 87,000 miles, well maintained original, great driver. jhbarch@pacbell.net. 415.331.0606. CA $6,900. 79 black, II1K miles, 5-spd. runs excellent, needs minor TLC. $1,500 obo. 818-4342510, 646.210.5737 cell. CA 86 GTV6, 3.0, Milano clutch, 4.10 rear, recent body restoration and paint, over $11,000 spent, dark blue, camel leather, Euro bumpers, fast, beautiful. $7,900. Kevin, 508.879.1881. MA 88 Milano Verde, red, 80,000 miles, museum quality. $7,995. 310.659.2538. CA 94 164LS, 5-spd, 60,000 miles, records, garaged, showroom new, clutch, belt, tensioner, brakes, all new. $8,995 obo. 310.659.2538. CA. Largest online parts and accessories catalog with factory part numbers, images, parts diagrams, and online ordering! '(Original parts and hard to find NOS. '(Rebuilds, sheet metal, restoration and aftermarket parts. '(High performance components. '(Full line ofAlfa Romeo factory gifts, accessories and collectables. '(Prompt Prompt worldwide delivery. From Giulietta to 164, factory authorized Alfa Romeo parts provider, over 30 years of exclusive Alfa Romeo experience. 800 890 ALFA (2532) 510 525 9435 www.alfapartscatalog.com Ferrari Upholstery Headquarters Complete Seats, Seat Covers and Cushions Made From Scratch in Italy. Original Vintage Wool Carpet, Carpet Savers and Original Vinyl. - ALSO AVAILABLE - 250 SWB Competition 250 Tour De France 365 GTBI4 Daytona 355 Fl Spyder 246 Dino Original Vinyl 550 Maranello www.alfapartscatalog.com SPECIAL Ferrari's Replacement for Connolly Leather Now Available. 246 Dino 250 Lusso1275 GTB 250 GTO 713-849-2400 www.reoriginals.com

Page 42

1956 Maserati A6G2000 Zagato coupe Maserati decided to build a slightly de-tuned version of the A6GCS and go for the Holy Grail of specialty manufacturers, the dual-purpose sports car Chassis number: 2189 his beautiful 2-liter Berlinetta was one of a handful of Maserati's sports-racing A6G series to be clothed by that master of ultralight bodywork, Zagato. Allemano, Frua, and Vignale all built bodies for the A6G2000 chassis, but these striking Zagato coupes are considered the prettiest today. T This particular A6G Zagato has a most interesting history. It was sold new in January 1956 as chassis number 2118 through Rome dealer Guglielmo Dei for Italian driver Luigi Musso. By 1957, after the factory renumbered it as chassis 2189, the coupe went to Count Magi Diligenti, a nobleman who was well-known for his performance in an A6GCS in the 1954 Mille Miglia. The car came to the U.S. in the 1980s and was owned and treated to an exhaustive restoration by Sam and Emily Mann in the 1990s. At this time, the gearbox was exchanged for a 5-speed Alfa Romeo unit to improve driveability. In 1999, the car was purchased by Fritz Hartmann, who intended to enter it in the Mille Miglia and Ferrari/Maserati Challenge events. A change of plans resulted in Hartmann offering the car at auction, where the current seller acquired it. The SCM analysis: This car sold for a marketcorrect $467,501, including buyer 's commission, at the RM auction in Monterey, Calif., held on Aug. 16-17, 2003. It was a no-sale at $396,000 at last year 's RM Monterey event. The new owner is an SCM'er who was attracted to the car by among other things, its relatively spacious interior He and his wife intend to use it on a variety of touring and competition events in the future. Years produced:  Number produced:  Original list price:  SCM Price Guide:  Chassis #:  Engine #:  By the end of World War IL control of the Maserati factory had slipped from the hands of the brothers for which the firm was named, a result of their single-minded and financially-untenable practice of building only racing cars. As industrial ist Adolfo Orsi took control, he realized that in order to be economically viable, Maserati had to produce road-going cars for sale to the general public. The first such Maserati was produced in 1946, the A61500. It was a sporting machine, usually carrying a Pinin Farina coupe body Power came from an alloy, SOHC six-cylinder engine derived from the pre-war voiturette blown race car By 1949 approximately 60 cars had been produced. Club:  Alternatives:  Web site:  Tune up/major service:  Distributor cap:  Grail of specialty manufacturers, the dual-purpose sports car Thus, the A6G2000 was conceived as a car that can be driven to the track, raced successfully, and then driven back home. There were two series of the cars, the first featuring a single-plug head, and the second a twin-plug unit. In total, about 59 were built. The rolling chassis was also given to various coachbuilders to create their own interpretation. In rough order of production numbers, Zagato received 20 chassis; Allemano, 21; and Frua, 17. Frua made some stunning competition barchettas, cabriolets and a few forgettable coupes. Allemano made moderately boring 2+2 coupes. Zagato stole the performance side of the equation. 1954-1957 $6500 (base price, which varied with special equipment) $350,000—$450,000 $1500+ approximately 60 If you need one, Stamped in the chassis, but could be anywhere; often on a small plate spot-welded to front cross member whatever the seller wants Rear of the block, in the valley between camshafts; on the side of the block above front engine mount The Maserati Club, P.O. Box 5300, Somerset, NJ 088875-5300 www.themaseraticlub.com SCM Investment Grade:  1953-1955 Fiat 8V Zagato, 1952-1955 Slate 208 coupe A As the factory had planned, the A6G2000 became the weapon of choice in the Italian under-2liter racing class. In 1956 it finally dethroned the Fiat 8V Zagato for the national championship. The example offered here was impeccable. If 1 wanted to nit-pick, I could lament the use of the Alfa gearbox, but most of today's 2-liter cars that compete also use it. That the chassis was restamped at the factory in 1957 is not troubling: This practice occurred frequently at the time, most likely so the car could be sold as "new" to the next owner The only part of this car 's story I find puzzling is that chassis number 2118 has no racing provenance. As its twin-plug head and dry sump lubrication were not standard equipment on the first series, 2118 was obviously intended for com- petition. But the car was apparently not raced, despite being ordered for Luigi Musso, one of the era's promising young lions, by Guglielmo "Memo" Dei, Maserati 's main client and owner of the fabled Scuderict Centro-Sud. Perhaps there is a Maserati historian amoung the readers who can help us solve this puzzle. The new management, however profit-oriented, never forgot Maserati's racing tradition, nor did it forget that racing helps improve and sell street cars. So the engine of the A61500 was further developed, with displacement bumped to 1985 cc, and fitted with a twin-plug DOHC head fed by triple Weber carburetors. The famed A6GCS was born, and it became a killer mount in the under-2-liter category. With an eye towards revenues in the early 1950s, Maserati decided to build a slightly de-tuned version of the A6GCS and go for the Holy 1955 Maserati A6G2000 Lot #703, S/N 2105 Condition: 3+ (project car) Bonhams; London, U.K.; 12/12/2001 Sold at $392,630 SCMID# 28054 44  Speaking of racing, since Ferrari acquired the Maserati name, racing Masers have been accepted in the Ferrari Historic Challenge series. As such, the price of these cars has been rising. The pure race cars, including the A6GCS, and the 150/200/300/450S series, of which relatively few were made, were the first to dramatically increase in price. The next were the Zagato-bodied GTs. The price paid here was in line with the current market, and will turn out to be a bargain over time. There are just so few of these cars, they are strikingly attractive, and offer terrific period performance. —Raymond Milo (Historic and descriptive information courtesy of RM Auctions)* COMPS Christie's; London, U.K.; 11/20/2000 Sold at $247,435 SCMID# 24633 1956 Maserati AGGCS 2000 Lot #181, S/N 17861 Condition: 2- Sports Car Market

Page 43

BUGATTI 28 T-38A Grand Sport tourer, beautifully restored, with a great history. www.hymanitd.com. $179,500. trades welcome. 314.524.6000. MO 38 Type 57 Stelvio 3-position d/h by Gangloff, very original car in excellent condition, same owner past 25 years. $375,000. The San Diego Collection, 619.286.1633, 619.247.7615, CA CITRON 71 DS2I, Citromatic, air, turning lights, no rust ever, 100K miles, leather, professionally maintained, extra nice, no surprises. $15,000. Dale, 989.835.4330, 989.430.9124. MI 73 SM, Florida car, 47K original miles, automatic, a/c, excellent hydraulics, Maserati engine, perfect paint and body, needs nothing. $18,900. 716.992.9928, 716.574.0938. NY 77 2CV, red over white Dolly, limited production top of the line model, as new condition, only 11,000 miles, late model 602cc engine (unleaded), and front disc brakes. erikdewidt@aol.com . 301.587.8635. MD DATSUN 76 280Z, blue, automatic, great condition, one owner, original form, 58,400 miles. $6,500 obo. Marcia, 702.454.6997. NV DELOREAN 81 DeLorean, stainless/black leather, V6, auto, pb, pw, ice cold a/c, looks and drives great, no blemishes. $18,500, consider trade. 805.682.5288. CA ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. See page 93 for details. DETOMASO 70 Mangusta, quad headlight, bare metal restoration, $40,000 spent, Third Place Street original 2000 Vegas Concours, #1256. $45,000 obo. 909.860.9553. CA FACEL VEGA 61 Facellia, one owner with 26,700 original miles, no accidents or corrosion ever, always indoor stored, body and undercarriage superb original condition, interior all original with seats only recovered, older repaint and replacement soft top, recently serviced and runs beautifully, full history, manuals, publications, etc. $19,750. 207.282.5030. ME ISO 68 Grifo, 7-liter, 500hp, shown Pebble Beach, 4-spd, 5 wires, perfect restoration, red, gray interior. $65,000. 303.393.1424. CO ITALIA 70 Roadster, 4-spd, cold a/c, 351 engine, completely restored, custom stereo, 12 CD changer, 6 speakers, custom logos on floor mats, much more, ready for show or go. $40,000. 310.200.8824. CA 72 Roadster, red/tan, very clean, mechanically excellent with rebuilt suspension, rebuilt 351, lower ratio rear axle, 4-speed manual transmission. Outstanding in every way. $47,900. www.continen talautosports.com . 630.655.3535. LAMBORGHINI 76 P200, 66 produced. $25,000. 215.648,2885, 512.922.1644. TX 83 Jalpa, black/black, Countach wing, 29K miles, very clean car, runs and drives excellent, lost of new parts. George, 614.471.7535. OH LANCIA 55 Aurelia B20S I 23 I, B20S1229, desirable 4th Series, best offer for the pair. tonynicosia@comcast.net . 949.642.1969. CA 57 Aurelia B2OS coupe, Nardi twin carbs and floor shift, white with Carrera graphics, 20 year owner. $39,500 ono. Jack, 800.886.2701. MO 61 Appla Vignale cabriolet, engine apart but complete. California car requring restoration, lots of potential, garage kept, must sell. $6,500. 610.584.8800, 610.584.8872 fax. PA 79 Zagato Special Edition convertible, Targa top, 4IK orig summer miles, second owner 12 years, auto, air, leather, black on black, original paint, well maintained. Wm Harbowy„ 313.386.2384. MI MASERATI 64 3500 GTiS Sebring, metallic green with original red leather interior, the 1964 Geneva show car, two owners from new, first owner race driver Franco Comacchia, past owner 32 years, documented 76,000 km from new, perfect, aggressive and will win show and women. alfadoctor@msn.com . $35,000. 720.838.6878. CO 71 Indy, excellent cond, only the 2nd owner, cover car on MIE, other publications, red paint, black leather, no rust, one of the best in US, great engine and body. $23,000. 714.282.0772. CA 74 Bora, all original, super low mile bolt of lighting, style by Giorgetto Giugiaro of Lamborghini Miura, & speed, mid-engine racer with 320hp 4.0 liter V8, that can fly to more than 170mph, 80mph in 2nd 81 0-60 in 6.5 sec, less than 286 lhd made & beautifully finished in gold w/rare brown leather I" raised pleated custom fitted power seats. $35,900. 678.361.4639. GA 75 Khamsin, red/black, 44K miles. runs and drives beautifully, no rust, original California car. $27,500. Rick, 773.620.1280. IL 80 Kyalami, I of 150, red, tan leather, 5-speed, a/c, excellent conditoin, a Texas/ California car, used in The Great Book of Sports Cars. $23,500. 207.282.5030. ME 80 Quattroporte HI 4-door, brown metallic, a/t, V8, 54K miles, exceptional, serious offer. $7,995. 631.661.7350. NY VOLVO 71 PI800E, original unrestored #2 plus condition, 4-speed, original paint, very clean overall, runs super, you must see to appreciate, moving. $7,500. 763.862.8382. MN 73 1800ES, dark green, tan, 85,000 miles, automatic, original paint, excellent condition. $8,000. Joe, 717.921.2644. PA. U SAP PRA I SA- Monthly Mystery Photo Response Deadline November 25, 2003 There's Experienced Partner. Services Include: Appraisa/ Be the author of the most accurate, creative or provocative response and receive a sure-to-be-collectible-someday 1/18 scale collector car model courtesy of USAppraisal. Ties will be arbitrarily and Our Photo, Your Caption capriciously decided. e-mail: mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket.com; snailmail: Mystery, P.O. Box 16130, Portland OR 97292 Fax your response to 503/253-2234. Send us your mystery photo! If we use it, you'll get an official "SCM] Fright Pig Inspector" cap. Use contact info above; email photos at 300 dpi in JPEG format. December, 2003  FEADERMA N CO Gladwyne, Pennsylvania www.FeathertnanCo.com Free Initial Consultation 610.645.5595 Pre-Purchase Insrecrion Advisory Expert 1i -it-Hess 1 -chicle Locarion ind COT15igfItt1e'3:' Restoration and Collecrion laria,ze!TIC On-Sire Auction Counsel and objectrve opinion. • Certified Appraiser IAAA - - International Automotive AppraiscrAssociation • Certified Master Technician - ASE - National Institute for Automotive Service Excellent • Advisory Boald Member - NADA Classic and Conectibk Appraisal Guides • Auction Analyst/Reporter and Contributor - Sports Car Market Magazine • Society ofAutomotive Engineers • Sockty ofAutomotive Ifistorians no Substitute for an an automotive consultant specializing in th over twenty years of hands-on professional el4, Scott is an invaluable partner for those seeking an ent, qu  45

Page 44

erman ar 'ro i e 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Sport Cabriolet Restoring a 540K is not for the faint of heart. The chrome bill alone on these cars can run close to $50,000 Serial number: 2326197 touring cars of the time. M Although similar in many respects, the new-for-1936 540K model offered even more power: 115 hp naturally aspirated or an impressive 180 hp with the blower engaged. A 12-inch increase in wheelbase to 128 inches improved ride quality and gave coachbuilders more room to create even longer and more elegant lines. The hood was extended, while the raked, V-shaped radiator and external exhaust pipes gave the car an undeniable visual presence. Long sweeping fenders, gently skirted, added to the visual length of the car, while chrome accents highlighted the lines and added a sparkling elegance. Just 419 540K chassis were built before production ended in 1940. Most coach-built bodies for Mercedes-Benz's top chassis were constructed in the firm's own coachworks at Sindelfingen. However, particular clients preferred the work of Germany's major independent coachbuilder, Erdmann & Rossi, established in 1897 on Berlin's Luisenstrasse. It moved to larger quarters near the Oranienburg Gate two years later, to concentrate on automobile bodies. The spectacular Sport Cabriolet offered here was originally ordered by the Berglass brothers, a family of Berlin bankers. It was their second Sport Cabriolet by Erdmann & Rossi; the first was fitted to a 500K chassis. This car was delivered on December 10, 1936, and the design sheet pointed out a number of special features unique to this car, such as the specially lengthened hood with cooling doors, a unique hinged V-windshield, and twinmounted rear spares. Years produced:  Number produced:  Original list price:  SCM Price Guide:  Tune up/major service:  Distributor cap:  Chassis #:  Engine #:  Club:  Prior to World War II, Mercedes-Benz was arguably the world's most prestigious European automaker followed by Rolls-Royce, Maybach, Horch, and Hispano. They were the cars of kings and captains of industry alike. Today, the pre-war European automobile market is still led by Mercedes-Benz, though this market has been shrinking recently It's no secret that the people who fondly remember these cars from their youth aren't getting any younger. Most of today's collector car buyers are between 35 and 55 years old, making them more interested in cars of the 1950s and 1960s. $1,500—$2,500, if available Left frame rail Right side of engine block This one-off 540K did not stay in Germany for long, and by 1938 it was shipped to the U.K. where it was road registered as LMG 594 just before the war. The car's subsequent history remains relatively unknown until the mid-1970s, when it was purchased by the Goodman family of the San Francisco Bay area. The Mercedes-Benz remained in their care until it was sold in unrestored condition at an estate sale in 1993. Its subsequent owner immediately undertook a complete restoration of the car. Following this extensive restoration, the 540K received several awards including: first place at the 1997 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, second place at Pebble Beach in 1997, and both a First in Class and the Most Significant Mercedes award at the 1998 Meadow Brook Hall Concours d'Elegance. This spectacular and authentic 540K Mercedes-Benz represents the pinnacle of the coachbuilding art and design from the classic era. The SCM Analysis: This car sold for $973,501, including buyer 's commission, at the RM Monterey Auction, held August 15-16, 2003. SCMID# 27061  Sold at $880,000  AM; Phoenix, AZ; 1/18/2002  1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A Lot #112, S/N 408335  Condition: I   SCM Investment Grade:  1907 Lelaray St., Colorado Springs, CO 80909 Web site: www.mbca.org Alternatives: .... 1932 Horch 670 V12 Cabriolet, 1930 Hispano Suiza H6B, 1938 Maybach SW38 A Mercedes-Benz Club of America, Yet despite the general decline in interest for pre-war cars, the very high end of this market is still strong, with tremendous sums being paid for special coachbuilt cars or racing cars with impeccable provenance. Built from the finest materials available, and assembled with legendary German craftsmanship, the 540K cost roughly. 10 times that of an average Ford Consequently. many were hidden and escaped the ravages of World War 11. Although all 540Ks share the same chassis and mechanical bits, they differ vastly in price according to the coachwork they carry. A limited-production, high-door long-tail Special Roadster can bring over $4 million, while the same car with a four-seat cabriolet body will struggle to bring $250,000. 1936-1940 419 $7,500 $550,000—$660,000 $5,000 Restoring a 540K is not for the faint of heart. To do an every-last-nut-and-bolt restoration will cost north of $400,000, depending upon the condition of the body's wood sub-frame. The chrome bill alone on these cars can run close to $50,000. Obviously, this makes the restoration of a $4 million car more logical than a $250,000 one. Buying a fully restored car with receipts and pictures, completed by a known restorer; is just as wise a strategy with these cars as it is with any other Historically, Mercedes collectors have tended to favor factory coachwork. However; this custom-built Erdmann & Rossi example sold for almost three to four times more than the comparable factory Cabriolet C, the designation for a two-door; four-seat convertible with no rear quarter windows. Perhaps it was purchased to round out a collection, or someone at the auction simply liked the way it looked and let the market be damned In any event, as a restored car with recent concours credentials, it's a good financial bet in the long run. And sure to create a stir of attention at whatever event it shows up at, which brings another kind of value for an owner—Alex Finigan (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of RM Auctions)• COMPS  1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A Lot #124, S/N 154084 11111p1171W111511 Condition: 1 1 KM; Monterey, CA; 8/16/2002 Sold at $946,000 SCMID# 28824 -vr §1 Sports Car Market ercedes-Benz introduced the 500K in 1934. The "K" designation stood for Kompressor, German for supercharger. With power increasing from 100 hp to 160 hp when the supercharger engaged, the cars were among the fastest grand

Page 45

Porsche Gesprach /Jim Schrager How Many Miles on a Broken-Odo 911? If the carpets, seats, headliner, door pockets and dash pad are as they were when they left the factory, you have a record of the way the car was used D ear Mr. Schrager: I am looking at a 1971 Porsche 911T coupe, Signal Orange/black interior, a very clean car The odometer shows 92,000 miles, but the current owner bought it several years ago A car's condition is more important than its mileage. with a broken odometer showing 80,000 miles, and then had it fzxed. The car runs great, with a light feel to all the controls, a quiet, easy-shifting transmission and good smooth power Although it looks like the miles could be real, indicating a very well-kept 92,000, I wonder what the real miles are. He is asking $13,500 for the car and that seems high by your Price Guide. It has the full S appearance package, five 6- by 15-inch genuine Fuchs alloys, very nice but not perfect paint, a complete tool kit, and owner's manual. —ED., Philadelphia, PA You have come across one of my favorite early 911s, and in a great period color, Signal Orange a hue similar to that of a ripe pumpkin. The 1971 has the excellent 2.2-liter short-stroke engine, the T-model being fitted with Zenith carbs, one of the most trouble-free induction set-ups for a stock early 911. This is also the last year of the luxurious embossed vinyl in the interior, prior to cheaper, flat-finished material in the 1972 cars. Plus there are two additional hidden changes that make the 1971 cars special. This was the first year that the main floor panels were made of galvanized metal. The car you are looking at seems to have no rust issues, and it's nice to know it has a good chance of staying that way. In addition, small spigots were placed in the engine cases of all 1971 and later 911s to spray oil at the bottoms of the pistons. These "piston squirters" do a great job of lowering temps and increasing piston life. This is especially important as these 911s greet their fourth decade of use, far beyond their original design parameters for longevity. Rather than miles, many people looking at a vintage Porsche concentrate instead on condition. Because your car has an original interior, this is the best place to evaluate the overall use the car has seen. These cars were built to high standards, so the original interiors can remain intact. As early 911s (1965-73) are becoming recognized for the great performance value they represent, these original interiors are being highly prized by collectors. If the carpets, seats, headliner, door pockets and dash pad are as they were when they left the factory, you not only have a collection of high quality components, you also have a physical record of the way the car was used. Worried that the early 911 you are looking at was ever in a ii Antique Automobile Insurance Agency 1-888-ANTIQUE (1-888-268-4783) www.jctaylor.corn

Page 46

flood, a fire, a major accident that invaded the cockpit? Does your car have enough miles showing to match up with worn-through carpet or split seams in the seats? The interior tells the tale. The seats and carpets get the most direct physical contact, so we learn the most with a careful look at their condition. The carpets can be either a thin woven mat called PerIon (in a 912 and some 911 Ts) or, more likely, a dense cut-pile wool carpet that is both sturdy and expensive. All 911E and 911S cars, and many 911T cars with S options, had the wool carpet. This carpet is still available new, but replacements will look fresh and perfect, while originals will have some patina of age. Look for obvious or excessive carpet wear at the base of the gas pedal, and then off to the left of the clutch where your foot rests while on the highway, and finally just to the left of the floor pans where your feet rub as you get in and out of the car. The seats tell their story differently. The original material, in either the glossy version with basket-weave seat inserts (1965-71) or the flat leatherpattern vinyl (1972-73) should have a sturdy feel to it. Modern vinyls are stretchy when you pinch a bit of loose fabric between your fingers, while the original stuff is much tougher and less yielding. I have seen seats at even 100,000 actual miles with virtually no wear showing. To detect if your seats are original, the waffle-pattern insert material should exactly match the strip of vinyl on the dashboard (1969-73). are essentially unobtainium. Doors from 1969 to 1973 have two pockets each, a movable map pocket aft and a solid pocket forward. Made from pressboard, over time and exposure to heat and humidity, the movable pockets can get soft and warp. The soft pieces of aluminum that trim the edges of the movable pocket often get bent and lost, and are now very hard to find. Prices for new pockets start at about $400 each. Headliners get old and stained, but of all the interior pieces they are the easiest and cheapest to replace. Yes, the fabric available today is ever so slightly different than the original, however no one short of a concours judge at a national event will notice. Plan on about $500 for parts and labor if you need a new one. The original carpets look great in your pictures and the seats appear almost perfect. However, no matter how good our sleuthing is, without an unbroken chain of service records, there is simply no way we can ever know what the true mileage of any vintage car is. With your car, it would be safe to say that it is not less than 92,000, but it could just as easily be more than 150,000 if the miles were easy ones. A pair of early Porsche door pockets can set you back $800. The dash pads from 1969 on are molded foam skinned with a plastic outer shell. They crack from exposure to the sun near the center of the dash. An uncracked dash is a good sign of limited use, especially for a California car. From the photos, your dash looks quite good. The original dash pad has a removable speaker grille made of the same skinned foam material. Later dash pads do not have the removable grille. Limited quantities of the original pads are available, and cost about $650 each, with another $250 for installation. The early doors (1965-67) had simple vinyl interior trim panels similar to those on the 356; they are easy to find used. 1968 models had an entirely different design with a small pouch that always broke; these BMW 39 327 cabriolet, Ford 351 V8, comes with original engine and electrical system. drive as is or restore, many cool extras, even the semaphore flags work! eckener@kingpix.com . $72,000. Natahn Marsak, 213.278.3500. CA 72 2002ti1, bare metal repaint before 8 year storage, no modifications, will run, no brakes, some spare parts. $4,300 ono. 256.362.8482. AL MERCEDES-BENZ 51 220B cabriolet, beautiful fresh restora- Condition is more important than indicated miles on a vintage Porsche. You have a tracked ownership history for the last decade, which is a good thing. And the car seems to have an honest, complete feel to it. Those are the things to base your buying decision on. I know the asking number may be at the edge of our Price Guide, but special cars can always exceed our numbers, which are only a guide, after all. If you like this car, it seems a great way to start in the 911 hobby. For a rather modest overall sum, here is a mostly original car in very appealing condition. I don't think there is another marque in the market today that can deliver what this car will at anywhere near the price. But then, as regular readers of this column know, I believe that these early 911s, especially the T models, are one of the real sweet spots in today's vintage sports car market. E-mail your Porsche questions to copyed@sportscarrnarket.com, or fax them to 503.253.2234.* German Car Classifieds ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. See page 93 for details. tion, cream, black top, red leather, great looker, runs well, a driver, transmission, drivetrain, carburetor, brakes, master cylinder, starter, generator rebuilt. new tires, plug wire harness, lube system. 410.778.1389. MD 55 Guilwing, 2nd owner, serial #5500066, cream paint, green interior, rare factory car, $225,000. 865.977.0974 evenings only. TN 57 220S, grey, red leather, 120,000 miles, Take a Porsche Test Drive in Your Easy Chair! The Comntete 1 I rjilk t 11111 European sunroof (3.5 by 4.5 feet), fine mechanical condition, private party seller. $9,000. 208.882.2113. ID 59 190SL, silver with blue leather, interior, new blue soft top, books and tools, runs and looks excellent, needs nothing to enjoy. $22,900. 231.882.0426. MI 62 300SL, very original car with low documented miles, 36,000, disc brakes, alloy engine, complete history. 314.616.8278. MO 64 230SL, 131,000 original miles, NDH. I family owned since new, always garaged and well maintained, white w/red interior, 4-spd, 2 tops, original manuals, runs and drives, needs some work. pfrohlich@bommer.com. $15,000. 67 250SL California Edition hardtop only, automatic transmission, gold metallic with brown interior, new carpets, new paint, complete restoration mid 80's, used only for shows since, always garaged, no rust, excellent chrome, looks and runs fantastic, must see to appreciate. $19,500 firm. Roman, 201.982.3444. NJ IY,/1 48 69 208SL, tan/brown, new paint, automatic, new brakes, stainless exhaust, owner since 1983, 110.000 miles. $19,000. 740.775.7778. OH 71 300SEL, 6.3, brown, cognac int, 75,500 miles. auto, ps, pb, a/c, pw, e/sunroof, second owner for 16 years, immaculate cond, original books. MBCA award winner. $29,500. John, 718.465.1706 eves after 6pm. NY PORSCHE 55 356 pre-A speedster, 250mi on total correct restoration, ivory exterior, tan leather interior, have Kardex, all accessories, 15" and 16" wheels and tires. rlwilson@coxinet.net . 405.752.9098,405.632.4000. OK $69,500. 59 cony D, serial $86471, red with tan leather interior, fully restored, drives great, engine rebuilt with 1750 kit, chrome wheels and new tires, great car for fun or show. 437,500. Donn, 561.683.1927. FL 62 356B, rust-free pans, correct engine, runs, nothing missing, needs brakes, minor restoration. $9,500. 626.798.3789. CA 65 356 coupe, very original California car, matching numbers, no rust. 425,000. 866.356.4911. CA 71 911E Targa, red/black interior, updates, 5-spd, beautiful; 911 T Targa, red/ black, 100% original, books & records, Sport-o-matic, needs paint, both cars run 100%. $16,900 both, or will separate. 231.882.0426. MI.

Page 47

European Sports, American Muscle, Hot Rods and Customs JANUARY 23-2 C:0 -r"  S. CO A I_  ,  Ft I  IV A TWO FULL DAYS! 300 ENTRIES! 1963 Ford G140 ERA Chassis #206 The finest contemporary GT40 in existence. Used in multiple capacities marketing the new Ford UT supercar by Ford Motor Company. Injected Roush 530 HP 347ci motor, RH drive, ZF 5-speed, race ready show built best of the bestl Consign, Al.-1111111 CONSIGNMENT BENEFITS! Contact us immediately for PRIME EARLY SPECIAL DISCOUNTS ON LINE! • Up to 50% off entry fees • First 150 FREE covered tent display spaces • Russo and Steele continues to innovate!  7 - Old Cars Weekly Expertly restored mouth watering collector cars - a must attend event! - Hemmings Motor News dtl• BO_  7 7 CONSIGNING WITH RUSSO AND STEELE IS AS EASY AS 1-2-3 Go to www.russoandsteele.com II out our Easy Pre - Consignment Form You will be contacted by phone to confirm your consignment 11 7' - Alm CP CP ww.russoandsteele.com 4117 north 16th street • phoenix arizona 85016 • Fax 480-517-9112 01 fit z

Page 48

American  Car Profile 1930 Pierce-Arrow Model B Convertible Coupe If you own one of these old chariots and you've been thinking about parting with it, this would be a good time to act Chassis number: 20254-78 efore entering the automotive business in 1901, the George N. Pierce Company of Buffalo, NY, had been engaged in making such diverse products as birdcages and bicycles. Pierce's first cars were called Motorettes and were powered by DeDionBouton engines. By 1903 Pierce was building two-cylinder cars and in 1904 its four-cylinder Pierce Great Arrow arrived. The Great Arrow line expanded to include six-cylinder cars in 1907 and two years later both the company and the marque were re-named Pierce-Arrow. Only the finest materials were used in these motorcars, including complex but immensely strong cast aluminum bodies. Throughout the years Pierce also pioneered the use of power brakes and hydraulic tappets, and in 1913 the marque's most distinguishing feature appeared when fender-mounted headlamps became standard on all series. The cars found great success, and acceptance at the highest social and governmental levels; indeed, Pierce-Arrows were the official White House automobile for many years. Pierce's greatest mechanical tour de force in its early years was the gargantuan Model 66. With a rating of 60 hp and a 5- by 7- inch bore and stroke in its six cylinders, these road-going locomotives rode on a wheelbase of over twelve feet and cost anywhere from $6,500 to $8,000 depending on the body style specified by their well-heeled customers. The Dual Valve Six appeared in late 1918 but shortly thereafter Pierce-Arrow went through several years of turmoil as company ownership and staff went through some key changes. To expand its market Pierce brought out the Series 80 in 1924. This was a lower-priced and more modern appearing car than the senior autos. But it was still a six-cylinder, as Pierce stubbornly clung to the credo that a six was the ideal powerplant. Meanwhile, the competition offered both straight-eights and V8s, and Packard had even offered twelves during the early 1920s. It would not be until 1930 that Pierce made an eight-cylinder car, just in time to be trumped by the V12s and V I 6s of Cadillac, Marmon and Lincoln. Pierce and Studebaker merged in 1929, although the Buffalo automaker remained an independent entity in terms of development and manufacturing. Pierce played a quick and successful game of catch-up in the multi-cylinder race, bringing a new and magnificent V12 engine to market in late 1931. But the marriage to Studebaker was proving less than felicitous and in 1933 the South Bend firm went into receivership, taking Pierce-Arrow down with it. This particular car is a rare model and one of only a very few 1930 Model B convertible coupes known to the Pierce-Arrow Society, and is fitted with an original 8-cylinder engine. Purchased by the current owner in original condition in 1994, it has since been the subject of an eight-year restoration using original parts wherever possible. All the woodwork has been replaced, the chromium trim re-plated, the metalwork repaired as necessary, and a full re-paint was carried out. The convertible top was replaced and a completely new interior was fitted by a noted specialist. All dashboard instruments are complete and original. B Only driven sparingly since restoration, after careful running-in the car will be ready for touring or regional showing. Of course, it is eligible to join in the activities of the Classic Car Club of America. It would prove an excellent choice for tours thanks to its splendid riding qualities, quietness of operation, ease of driving, luxurious passenger comfort, style and great quality. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $94,000, including buyer 's commission, at the Christie 's auction held June 5, 2003, in New York City. Pound for pound, year for year Pierce-Arrows were the highest quality cars of their time. With a 134-inch wheelbase, the Model B may not be as "locomotive "-like as the Model 66, but its 385-cid straight-eight produces 125 hp, enough to power the big car down the road with alacrity. Though very expensive to restore, with the proper care these cars can last forever Yet  Years produced:  Number produced:  Original list price:  SCM Price Guide:  Tune-up/major service:  Distributor cap cost:  Chassis/frame #:  Engine #:  Club:  Website:  Alternatives:  despite  1930 6795 (total model year production, all series) $3250 N/A Pierce-Arrow Society, Left side of body below front door stamped in block 135 Edgerton St., Rochester, NY 14607 www.serve.com/pas/ SCM Investment Rating:  $350 $55 their  obvious  excellence,  Pierce- Arrows have traditionally been a hard sell publicly or privately—blame it on the conservative styling or the lesser-known virtues compared to their luxury car competition. That said, if the price of this Model B offers any indication, it looks like those days could be ending. The money this car fetched hovers close to Packard phaeton territory and other recent sales of Pierce-Arrows indicate collectors may finally be waking up to the marque 's charms. Packard 733 convertible, Cadillac 353 convertible, Lincoln Model L convertible A trio of Pierces at RM's Meadow Brook auction in August achieved exceptional prices. A 1915 Model 48 touring brought $110,000; a 1934 Silver Arrow coupe, $242,000; and a 1935 Twelve convertible, $198,000. Prior to this auction, the only Pierces that could be expected to bring this kind of price tag were the magnificent pre-1915 cars or the seldom seen and even less seldom traded Model 66 touring cars and roadsters. If you've been thinking of acquiring a classic or vintage PierceArrow, consider acting now. More important, ifyou own one of these old chariots and you've been thinking about parting with it, this would be a good time to act. It 's a well-known fact that the market for lesser Classics has been a difficult one, which is part of what makes these recent Pierce-Arrow numbers a surprise. While we won't predict whether these sales are a trend or just a momentary bubble, there certainly hasn't been a better time in the past ten years than today to try to get top dollar for your Pierce.—Dave Brownell (Historic and descriptive information courtesy of Christie's)• MIRLIS ■■ ••••-. 71«, - 0 1930 Pierce-Arrow Model B Lot # 43, S/19 2025284 Condition: 3- -- Mecum; Elkhart Lake, WI Sold at $63,000 SCMID# 10016 COMPS 1930 Pierce-Arrow Model B Lot #21, S/N 2025478 Condition: I Christie's; New York, NY; 6/5/2003 Sold at $94,000 SCM ID# 31307 Christie 's Images

Page 49

American Car Classifieds AUBURN 29 6-80 phaeton sedan, project or parts car, chassis restoration complete, new wood, other 28-30 parts for sale. klkirche@brightnet. Dave Kirchenbauer, 419.238.9487. OH 32 8-100A cabriolet, 1,000 miles on ground-up restoration, drive anywhere, Lycoming Straight eight, dual ratio, ride control, automatic chassis lubrication, beautiful cranberry and burgundy with tan leather interior by Auburn Cord expert Rick Hulett, consistant winner at Auburn, ACD certified. wscottcars@aol.com . $100,000. Wes 573.694.9221. MO 35 4-dr phaeton convertible, Straight 8 motor, frame-off restoration, show condition vehicle, burgundy/beige, 21,000 miles. $88,000. 718.324.9902. NY CHEVY 58 Corvette, 250hp, FL, pg, silver blue, beautiful older restoration, show quality, no disappointemnts, 2 tops, radio delete, numbers match, 1 of 104. $49,500. 541.899.5625. OR 61 Corvette, tuxedo black, sateen silver coves, red deluxe interior, black top, 283-270hp, all numbers and date codes match, 3-year frame-off restoration, every single nut and bolt, the finest example in the world. arls143@aol.com . $69,500 obo, trades. 954.647.7095. FL 67 Camaro convertible, 327 V8, power steering, automatic, appraisal report shows 38,000 miles, all numbers matching, still has origianl top, marina blue, black/white interior, detailed to show quality, body and floors like new. sgcce@aol.com . $19,800, ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. See page 93 for details. offer. 386.447.6925. FL 67 El Camino, rare #s matching, 4-spd, build sheet, blIc/blk, factory a/c, ps, pb, rust-free, original engine 327/275hp converted to 327/350 specs, mint interior, sharp, black paint, rare AM-FM 8-track, solid #2 car. $21,500. 941.255.1558 days, 941.743.6737 eves. FL 68 Nova, 350 ci, 350hp, 350 performance transmission, everything new, 355 posi rear, disc brakes, Flowmasters, bumpers, cowl hood, springs, front end, Rallye wheels, tires, DC stereo, gauges, paint and inteiror, buckets, just completed, silver/ black, 20 miles since completion. $15,500. 516.805.0422 8am-l0pm. NY 69 Camaro X33 Z-28, Daytona yellow with black stripes, black houndstooth interior, DZ 302 4-spd, rosewood dash, sport wheel, 12-bolt, console with gauges, pdb, Rallyes, front and rear spoilers, excellent, correct, detailed restoration on a numbers matching car. $32,900. 507.289.8640, 507.208.0191. MN 71 Chevelle SS, LS-5, #s matching, M22, cowl induction hood, rare bench seat, new black vinyl top, silver/black interior, all new, pb. $24,900. 217.369.0289. IL 72 Corvette LT I/AR I , one of the rarest Corvettes ever produced, one of only 20 cars produced in 72 and only 13 cars to date are accounted for, complete owner history, colored in gorgeous Targa blue with black leather and just over 10,000 original miles, documentation includes NCRS judging score of 99.9. $79,000. Tim Mills, 800.476.1679. WA 78 Camaro coupe, looking for a virgin? One owner, garaged 25 years, totally stock, 85,000 original miles, 350 V8, dual exhaust, automatic, power steering, power brakes, runs excellent, original Rallye wheels, have all regular maintenance invoices, no accidents, air conditioning, AMFM cassette stereo. rjdkgd@comcastnet. $10,000. Kim or Rich, 203.281.4211. CT DODGE 64 Dart CT 2-dr, 50-year Golden Anniversary Edition, 24,000 original grandma driven miles, driven to church and supermarket once a week, garaged, 6-cyl, auto, white with black interior, looks and runs excellent. $10,995. 516.785.5679. NY 66 Coronet 500,426 Hemi, automatic, 25,000 original miles, Goodyear Blue Streaks, Galen documented, 2 owner car, super nice original. $43,500. 215.499.2693. PA 68 Super Bee, impeccable rotisserie detailed for Concours competition, 37K mi, 383 cid, 335hp, 727, Sure Grip, engine, tran never disassembled, #s matching, 2nd owner 21 years, fully documented, always trailered, superb Mopar investment. calcanis@us.ibm.com . 407.592.4472. FL You can't trust them with just anyone. Prized Possessions. 71 Hemi Challenger R/T, dark green with green inteiror, white R/T stripe, 4-speed with shaker hood and radio delete, this car is one of the nicest all original cars in existence, it's been documented by Galen Govier, complete with build sheet, all matching numbers, call for additional info, serious inquiries only. $125,000. 708.301.7595. IL 72 Demon, 4-speed, 323 posi, one owner car, bill of sale and build sheet, completely restored. revarcweld@aol.com . $15,000 obo. 757.306.9541. VA FORD 64 Galaxie, 4-dr hdtp, all original, mint condition, 59,000 miles, come look, no reasonable offer refused, must sell, call for discount price and details. 715.695.3161 evenings. WI No matter what your prized possessions are, our award-winning equipment provides immaculate, enclosed, door-to-door transport. We offer containerizing for overseas shipping, automobile storage, and pier service. Featuring HighwayMaster satellite tracking/communication systems. Visit our web site at www.horselesscarriage.com viti 11s1es5  , portal% t311131i. .7=12=7 1  , Ctrriers, 61 Iowa Avenue • Paterson, New Jersey 07503 800-631-7796 • In Ni 973-742-26025973-742-8369 64 1/2 Mustang convertible, white/black power top, red interior, 289 D-code, 4-spd, power steering and brakes, AACA Senior Award winner, none finer. $31,500. Tony, 717.637.6964. PA 68 Mustang Shelby CT 500, 41,070 mi, premium restoration, none nicer, no rust ever, car & body are laser straight, 200 mi on rebuilt high pen f 428 engine, 3x2 carb, Acapulco blue, white stripes, exc original black interior, automatic, ps, pb, orig AM/ FM, Carroll Shelby wanted this car two years ago when it wasn't for sale. Numerous trophies, serious inquiries. $80,000. 702.255.8328. NV 69 Talladega, owned for 28 years, second owner, 59,000 miles, 428 Cobra, #s match, all original, restoration done 12 years ago. 815.947.3618. IL PLYMOUTH 66 Belvedere II, original street Hemi 426425hp, a/t, pa, numbers matching engine in car, original daffodil yellow paint, 18,000 miles, will send pictures via Internet, comes with build sheet, window sticker, Certicard and original sevice booklet from dealership, ready to drive, make offer. 330.628.4539 anytime. OH 67 Sport Fury convertible, 440-375, Super Commando L-code, 3s match, ps, pdb, pw, p seats, tilt/tele, buckets, console, tach, 66,000 original miles, blue, rare car. $21,500. 604.306.5036. WA $39,500. 69 1/2 Roadrunner, 440 +6, 33,000 miles, 100 per cent correct matching numbers, original window sticker, purchase contract, broadcast sheet, original interior, original promo Roadrunner wheel discs, multiple magazine features, complete documneted owner history, stunning restoration. tonyhemi63@aol.com. $78,000. Tony, 215.499.2693. PA 70 Hemi Coda, real Hemi, one of only 368 built in 1970, red with black interior, matching #s and color codes, two tag car, 37,000 actual miles, an Arizona car, 4:10 Dana rear end, A-727 trans, full restoration, every nut and bolt, if you like the perfect paint on top, you'll love the perfect paint under it. $145,500. 239.482.8564. FL 70 Roadrunner, rare, orig, panther pink 2-dr sedan. One of 44 produced, complete 3 year rotisserie restoration, 3s match, 383 Magnum, auto, ps, hood stripes, dust trail, tail strip, spoiler, black int, runs strong, drives excellent. sterling@ellteLnet. $29,500. 509.962.2129. WA 70 Superbird, 440 +6, 4-speed, B5 blue w/white bucket seat interior, rare console pistol grip, show quality paint on solid Texas car, has fender tag and 1969 warrantly block, rare option combination, not likely to ever find a twin to this Superbird. $65,000. 763.428.5559. MN. Fian  _/Wo-cviee RESTORATIONS Twenty years dedicated to the meticulous restoration of the world's finest exotic, vintage and classic motor cars. APPRAISING SERVICES AVAILABLE: DECLARED VALUE • LOSS DAMAGE • ESTATES 2347 GOLD RIVER ROAD • SUITE N • GOLD RIVER, CA 95670

Page 50

III • • • • NI • • • • • • • ILE • • 11m• • • • • • • • • • II • • II  mw m • • • • • • • • • • Alfa Romeo's Fl program was classically Italian, i.e. lots of people, huge egos and ambitions, chaotic organization and neither enough money nor development Chassis number: 179/C-006 A C specification for 1981 with the hydro-pneumatic suspension that sophisticated teams used to circumvent the ban on sliding skirts. Chassis 006 first appeared in the 1980 British Grand Prix in the hands of Bruno Giacomelli, who used it for the rest of the season. lfa Romeo had dipped a toe into the waters of Formula One in 1971 when it supplied a V8 engine for Andrea de Adamich's works March. Then in 1976, Alfa supplied engines to Brabham. From there it was just a short step towards creating its own Fl team for 1979. This car began as a 179B but was converted to The highlight of the year was the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, where Giacomelli put it on pole nearly a second in front of the field. He led from pole until just after half-distance, when he was eliminated by an electrical fault. At the final race of the season in Las Vegas, Giacomelli secured a podium spot by placing third. Mario Andretti was so impressed that he left Lotus to join Alfa Romeo. Chassis 006 has now been restored to raceready condition without regard to cost. The vendor reports that 520 hp has been delivered on a dynamometer, and the car has not been raced since restoration. It is sold with many receipts and bills, FIA documentation, and a vast quantity of spares valued in excess of $60,000. This is a thoroughbred Grand Prix Alfa Romeo that set pole, dominated a Grand Prix, and rewarded its driver with a podium finish. The SCM analysis: This car sold Or $153,750, including buyer 's commission, at the Bonhams Europe Niirburgring auction, held August 9, 2003. • • • • • • Years produced:. 1979-1981 (179, B-F variants) Number produced:  Original list price:  Tune-up / major service:  Cost per hour to race:  plus parts every 200 miles Using 10,000 redline, $4,000/hr. Using 12,500 redline, $10,000/hr. Distributor cap:  Chassis #:  Engine #:  Club:  Web site:  Not consistent or not present; on block flange as often as not Left side of cockpit on the tub Alternatives to consider:  A mid-1970s DFVpowered car like a March or Surtees will give far more pleasure at a fraction the operating cost. But it's not Italian... Historic Grand Prix Association, 415.924.9022 www.historicgrandprix.com SCM Investment Grade: .. As museum piece, A. As a vintage race car, D. This race car is the poster child for the vintage racing truism that "the cheapest thing you will ever do is buy the car:" There are only Iwo sorts of buyers for such a car The first is a starry-eyed novice with quixotic dreams and a lot of hard experience in his near future, not only behind the wheel but rather with checkbook out and pen ready. Hopefully, the car was purchased by the other sort: an experience-hardened Alfa cognoscenti with another Alfa Fl car who needs the spares. But the real question here is why the car was sold in the first place. We'll get to that, but first, a little background. •• ••II• •• I•• • • • • • I• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • H&H; Derbyshire, U.K.; 12/4/2002 Not sold at $109,900 SCMID# 29678 1977 Surtees TS16 Fl Lot #55, S/N 4-Apr Condition: I- Christie's; London, U.K.; 11/20/2000 Not sold at $78,100 SCMID# 24625 • • III • • II • • • COMPS In contrast to their superb sports and production car programs, Alfa Romeo's Fl program was classically Italian in the "Cyclops" cartoon tradition, i.e. lots of people, huge egos and ambitions, chaotic organization, and neither enough money nor development. The Alfa engine was a beautiful concept and probably made the most horsepower in the series at the time, not to mention the most sensuous exhaust note (with the possible exception of the Matra), but it was heavy and wildly unreliable. Alfa used to show up at races with three engines per car and would change them every night. They'd have changed them at lunch too, had there been enough time. Even then they seldom finished. That was twenty years ago, when they were new. See where I'm going with this? Aside from the engine, the cars are well constructed. The titanium suspension is a wonder of fabrication that was designed for the "sliding skirts" level of aerodynamic downforce, so it is plenty strong for normal use in this configuration. The transaxle is a Newland FG 6-speed, so it works like it's supposed to, doesn't break much, and is easy to get parts for Beware of reverse, though—it's only there to meet regulations and won 't survive any use. It almost bankrupted Alfa Romeo approx. 7 $20,000 in labor $400 As a ground effects Fl machine with 520 hp, this is not a car for an amateur pilot. The challenge of driving such cars—with or without skirts—is de- scribed by my business partner like this: "For a given corner, you can drive through at 80 mph on mechanical grip or you can make it through at 100 mph on aerodynamic grip, but at 90 mph, you're in the gravel trap." You not only have to have the ability, but the coj ones to step across the chasm to reliance on aerodynamic grip—and then stay there. This is easier imagined than practiced, and not for the faint of heart. But once mastered, it is fun. Mechanicals aside, these are glorious cars. To quote the old line from Gumball Rally, "It's such a handsome design!" The Alfa 179 is unique, 1976 March 761 Cosworth-Ford F Lot #179, S/N 4 Condition: 2 Race Car Profile • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • II • • • • • • • • • • 1980 Alfa Romeo 179C Formula One ii

Page 51

rinni1W1" M.1 :111 MX•11:1:1.<10C•XV NE 1.111=10"01.11m%M.M"M.11 • beautiful, and stands out, even in as exotic a crowd as a vintage Formula One grid. The headers are titanium sculptures worthy of a museum. And at the risk of being repetitive, the sound! Everybody at the track will be waiting to hear you come past. So on to the Sherlock Holmes question: What can we deduce from the circumstances surrounding this auction sale? Let's see. You can buy a garden-variety, mid-1970s, DFV-powered Surtees or March that will run in the upper middle of the pack for $120,000–$140,000. You can buy a top-line ground effects car (also DFV-powered) for $200,000–$250.000. A collector grade 12-cylinder car (Ferrari, BRM, Matra) goes for $300,000-$700,000. Why then is someone offering a ground effects Italian V12, freshly restored, never raced, along with $60,000 worth of spares for a published low estimate of $125,000? My educated guess is because it will cost at least half that per year to actually race it. Phil Denny (a specialist who actually supports several of these cars in vintage racing) explained that if you turn the engine to 12,500 rpm, (which is where you make the magic horsepower and the great noises), it's good for 200 miles of use before it needs a rebuild costing about $20,000 in labor, plus parts. We're talking about $25,000 per weekend if you want to really run it and be competitive. Whoever actually put up their hand to buy the car was either very brave or very knowledgeable. If they were just very brave, the knowledge part will arrive soon enough.—Thor Thorson (Historic and descriptive information courtesy of Bonhams Europe)• Proudly offering the world's finest collector vehicle tires and wheels since 1958. Coker Tire 1317 Chestnut Street Chattanooga, TN 37402 1-800-251-6336 www.coker.com I/Nk • 11111:mm • %1011 • • MON.: ILA • •••••

Page 52

RIAlaatilaIMIMMILLIgan Autokraft Mk IV, updated to original competition Cobra specifications. $135,000. 310.378.7956. CA Bizzarrini P538 Evo, crafted and owned by legendary engineer Giotto Bizzarrini from Italy. Info from: paravisione@tesio nmail.de. Cobra 427 SC by Superperformance, orig NOS dated 427 66 sideoiler motor, Edelbrock alum heads, 485hp, 4821b-ft torque complete dyno runs with car, Trimic 5-spd, solid black, no stripes, optional soft top & safety wired k-o wheels, chrome roll bar/ nerf bars, ceramic coated headers & pipes, 5,000 mi since new, well sorted and great driving car. rsinor@geotec.net 350,000. 918.834.2143 days, 918.274.3682 eves. OK Corvette GTP, Peerless racing, IMSA & Le Mans history, Villeneuve, Goodyear, Hobbs, Baldwin, 10.6 It Eagle 4 cam engine, 956hp, plus Donavan 4.10, very good condition, some spares, open to real offers. 805.466.3893. Lotus 51B Formula Ford, straight, unmolested frame wino leaks, current roll bar, uprated motor, Hewland gearbox, California oil tank, new Aeroquip, wheel bearings, Heims, brakes & masters, new fuel cell in original tank, not raced since complete restoration. $14,500. Steve 805.383.2864 work, 805.492.5068 home. CA 27 American LaFrance, Chief's speedster, 6-cyl, yellow, perfectly restored. $55,000. 303.393.1424. CO 54 Kurtis 500S sport car, show Quality, disc brakes, 5-spd, quickchange 350 ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. See page 93 for details. Chevy, tri-power, Vertex mag. $85,000. 661.873.8749. CA 59 Elva Courier Mk II, super modified, beautifully prepared ex-SCCA race car, full race MG engine, close ratio transmission. Accusump, fuel cell, roll cage, show quality paint, alloy interior, Panasports. Carrera shocks, the best of everything, identical to the 2002 SCCA E Production National Champion winning Elva. $29,500. 203.377.6746. CT 59 MGA vintage racer, VSCCA logbook. modifications inclue 1600 I35hp, close ratio gearbox, Vs diff, upgraded brakes, lowered suspension, fuel cell, alum floorboards, seat belts, roll bar, h/d radiator, custom louvered hood, color Olde English white, blue stripe, interior black leather, car in excellent show condition and very fast. $30,000. Bill 603.483.8835. NH 61 Daimler SP250 race car built by Huffaker Engineering, the best of everything, wife says car has to go, over 80K spent. make me an offer. cchrist747@aol.com . 775.832.0445. NV 62 Huffaker BMC F Jr, rare mid-engine. unrestored roller project, fabricated geniestyle front wishbone, front discs, last run with Ford crossflow, Ford Cosworth 105E block and engine parts, Newland Mk 5 minus gear set, photos, articles, research included. $6,500 obo. Craig Eubanks, 940.767.4777 days. TX 64 Crusader sports racer, British racing green, twin buckets, chassis #7, 1600cc, VN Type I, ex-Terry Larson, winning car in VARA/ASRA/HSR-West and HMSA, perfectly restored & ready to race, trades welcome. luvdg@aol.com. 800.930.4002. FL 66 Ginetta G4R, one of fifteen IRS cars, I ,200#, Vegher TC, Leeson trans, l/s/d, adj suspension, brake bias, shocks, extensive spares, documents, records from 1966, complete prof restoration, sorted/fresh. 585,000. 562.431.6584.CA 67 Lancia Fulvia Zagato, aluminum body, two 1.6 HF engines and 5 speed transmisisons, adjustable suspension and brakes, too many extras to list, fast. keppyl@earthlink.net . 360.714.8998. WA $10,000. $19,995. 68 Brabham Indy car, tubular frame, Hewland transaxle, less engine, sugar ripe prune car, ex-Vukovich, spares. $249,000. 636.227.3959. MO 69 McKee F5000, space frame, aluminum Konis, Mags, less engine/transaxle (available), $14,900, $24,900 with Hewland transaxle, takes wet sump Chevy. 636.227.3959. MO • 1947 Nardi Boby Sport Enrico Nardi, test driver and engineer to Ferrari left in 1947 to build sports cars of his own design. The Boby Sport was the first. Italian race history in the late 1940's, American history in the 1950's. Eligible for all vintage events Recently discovered, needing restoration and offered by Daniel J. Rapley Connecticut USA Tel: 203-778-2601 Email: DanielRapley@aoLcom For more info please visit www.Nardi750.com Pim. counts, iorxio NadaIdSo,, & 1Gres■ es Vintage Rallies 2004! FORZA AMELIA 1 9 75 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars $3995 per couple, all inclusive NEW ENGLAND 1000 Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine! 4 Driving Days—May 23 to 28, 2004 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars $3995 per couple, all inclusive New England & Quebec, 2 nights at Chateau Frontenac! 4 Driving Days—October 3 to 8, 2004 Any exotic sports car of any year $3995 per couple, all inclusive San Antonio & Texas Hill Country! 4 Driving Days—November 7 to 12, 2004 1 975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars $3995 per couple, all inclusive FORZA AAILLE TEXAS 1000 Vintage Rallies, Inc. 80 Jackson Hill Road, Sharon, CT 06069 800-645-6069 fax: 860-364-5899 www.vintagerallies.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • El • • • • • •• • • • • • • • •  • • • • • • • Amelia Island Concours, Collier Museum & much more! 4 Driving Days—March 14 to 19, 2004

Page 53

THIS ISSUE: SCM Experts rate 175 cars T1OP Robert Brooks conducts his own revival meeting at Goodwood. T he auctions we report on this month range from Silver's extraordinary success in Reno with Hot August Nights, to the Godzilla of the Midwest, Kruse Fall Auburn. We check in on Dana Mecum's Elkhart Lake, and sit in tony Newport while Bonhams' Malcolm Barber hammers down Rolls-Royces. Then it's off to the Goodwood Revival, where punters in period dress filled the tent. Finally our reporters journey to Holland, where Christie's had a bevy of Bugattis. Each auction has its marvelous bargains, each its fright pigs, and each its retail-plus phenomena. Altogether, the auctions we report on encompass over 2,500 cars crossing the block, resulting in more than $34m in sales. While each setting is different, all these auctions have one element in common. As each car is offered, and the bidders get engaged, we watch the market unfold in real time. Auctions are where values are set, and where the the prevailing winds of automobile popularity can be gauged. Without question, the larger concerns about the global economy are having an effect on sales, and there is a sense of caution in the air. At the same time, especially with cars under $50,000, all sales are really local and personal. In other words, someone buying a $30,000 '67 Camaro isn't thinking much about international politics or the strength of the dollar against the euro. He's just decided he can afford one of these cars, and he's going to get one for himself. The market at large continues to drift, going neither up nor down. We see no terrified distress sales, nor do we see ultra-frenetic speculator-driven rising prices. We expect that the market will continue to be like this for the next couple of months. For market indicators, the next real test will be when Barrett-Jackson, along with the other players in the cast, RM, Kruse, Silver and Russo and Steele, all come on to the desert stage in January—Keith Martin• BY THE NUMBERS 2002 KRUSE FALL AUBURN Total Sales Cars Sold Cars Offered Percentage Sold SILVER HOT AUGUST NIGHTS Total Sales Cars Sold Cars Offered Percentage Sold SCM 1-6 Scale Condition Rating: $10,280,105 441 790 55.8% 1. National concours standard/perfect  2 Very good, club concours, some small flaws  $10,565,793 593 819 72.4% *excluding re-runs 3: Average daily driver in decent condition  4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws  $15,159,596 797 1,495 53.3% $17,703,722 733 1,485* 49.4% '38 Bentley 4% Liter was a bargain at Bonhams, RL "lide Silver Auctions, Reno, NV (S)  Bonhams, Newport, RI (B-RI)  Kruse International, Auburn, IN (K)  Mecum, Elkhart Lake, WI (M)  Christie's, Apeldoorn, Holland (C)  5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6 A wretched car only good for parts p.56 p.60 p.63 p.70 p.76 Bonhams, Sussex, Goodwood, UK (B-G)  p.81 SALES THIS ISSUE 1. 1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 'Corto', $894,375, B-G 2. 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante, 5617,425, C 3. 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT, 5527,085, B-G 4. 1928 Bugatti Type 43 GS 5398,437, C 5. 1930 Bentley Speed Six LM Replica, $308,460, B-G 6. 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I convertible, $250,000, B-RI 7. 1961 Lotus-Climax type 21 Fl Tasman racer, $247,245, B-G 8. 1931 Bentley 4 1/2 liter Le Mans replica, S159,795, B-G 10. 1938 Bentley 4 1/4 liter cabriolet, S123,500, B-RI 9. 1999 Ferrari 355 convertible, $131,250, S 1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300—top seller at Christie's. scmBest Buys 1. 1938 Bentley 41/4 Liter Cab, $123,500, B-RI 2. 1976 BMW 2002 coupe, $1,696, K 2. 1974 Jaguar XKE SIII convertible, 527,563, M 4. 1957 MGA roadster, $14,963, S 5. 1908 De Dion Bouton type BG, $36,387, C 2003

Page 54

Market Reports  Silver Auctions Reno, Nevada August 7-10, 2003 Auctioneers.  Number of automotive lots sold:  Sale rate:  Sale total:  High sale:  Gary Dahler, Steve Dorsey, Bob Graham and Mitch Silver Number of automotive lots.  583 71% $10,565,793 #706, 1999 Ferrari 355 convertible sold for $131,250, including buyer's premium Premium: 5% (Included in prices of sold lots.) z 4k Report by Terry Parkhurst Market opinions in italics here else would you see a modified 1957 Chevrolet 210 coupe sell for $126,000 but at Hot August Nights? There's something about the event going on outside the Reno-Sparks Convention Center that spikes interest in street rods. And this auction has also become the benchmark for American muscle cars of the 1950s and '60s. Mitch Silver and his gang have really created something from nothing here. Using the Hot August Nights mega-cruise-in as a launching point, they have built an auction that did better than three of the four events in Monterey. I would guess that if we were ever to take a peek at the bottom lines of all the auction companies, a lot more of the dollars from the Reno event end up as profit than do those from the Historic Weekend and its traditionally hyper-inflated prices for rooms, food, service, etc. W The '57 Chevrolet was notable, too, for more than price. The person selling it, Phil Parkhurst—no direct relation to the author—is the son of Leslie "Red" Parkhurst, a famous motorcycle racer of the early 20th century. ("At one point, it was just my dad and Bill Harley," said Phil Parkhurst.) On the last day of the auction, Phil rode a 2003 Harley-Davidson onto the docket; unfortunately, his presence wasn't enough to sell that particular piece. Motors; complete with good side windows and top. Engine bay is immaculate with proper twin SU carbs. Chrome is either redone or good original. Paint is fair with good panel and door fit. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,965. A twoyear run on this last of the T-series MGs featured a lower frontal area but retained the look of the '30s roadster The power was up from the TD but the weight was about the same. The most driveable of the T-series. Well bought. #362-1957 MGA Roadster. S/N HDR4345555. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Engine was completely rebuilt two years ago. Recent ENGLISH #2030-1954 MG TF 1250 Roadster. S/N HDC46 962. Eng. #XPAG/TF/30973. Red/ brown vinyl. LHD. Odo: 75,504 miles. Interior looks redone with a possible kit from Moss build quality seemed good, paint and interior decent. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $11,300. A home-built special is almost always a hard sell. While bidders will flock to look at something like this—many might have thought it an actual Moggie—only a few will bid. It takes the proverbial "right buyer:" FRENCH #719-1956 CITROEN TRACTION AVANT Sedan. S/N 4328779. Blue/gray cloth. LHD. Odo: 82,053 miles. Paint slightly pitted due to car being stored outside 12 years. Paul Bear, 819 I always like going to Hot August Nights—first of all, the great weather means I don't have to wear my mukluks like at Mitch's spring Reno sale. Second, aside from the cars at the auction, just wandering around the streets, all filled with rods and customs of every kind, is like being at the biggest and best car show in the world— which this just may well be. At a time when other auction companies were showing significant declines in their overall totals, the fact that Mitch sold $10,000,000 worth of cars, and matched his 2002 totals, is significant, and a testimony to the kinds of relationships he has over the years built with his consignors and bidders. Hot August Nights 2003—let's just call it very, very well done. Again.—Terry Parkhurst and Keith Martin Silver Auctions - Reno, NV design for MG. Its envelope body launched MG solidly into the post-WWII era. For this car, this was a very good deal. #485-1974 MORGAN REPLICA ROAD- STER. S/N CX500E2044186. Maroon/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 23,131 miles. It wasn't stated if this body was a steel Morgan or a homebuilt replica. The engine came from a '74 Honda motorcycle believed to be a CB 750. The Redone gray cloth interior of average work. Missing sun visors and other interior trim pieces. Engine seems to run okay. SOLD AT $6,615. Introduced in 1934, the Traction Avant remained in production until 1957 and came in 21 different versions between introduction and 1940. Front-wheel drive made it a revolutionary car, but it bankrupted Andre Citroen. Cheap to buy, expensive to fix. #218-1962 CITROEN 2CV Coupe. S/N 1309876. Orange/gray cloth. LHD. Odo: 87,306 km. Engine just tuned (both cylinders). Mitch Silver offered an additional evening of auction action this year, continuing the Invitational Auction(s) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, which is when the Chevrolet got the world-record price, after the auctions during the day were completed. In those four days, over 800 cars crossed the blocks. Hey, folks—we're nearly talking Kruse/Auburn numbers here. 56  restoration with receipts (reportedly) totalling $18,000. Paint and interior good; latter may be product from Moss Motors. Believed to be a three-owner car. Panel fit is very good. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $14,963. The MGA, while mechanically pretty similar to the last T-series car it replaced, was a breakthrough exterior Sports Car Market

Page 55

Silver Auctions - Reno, NV  Came from southern California collection. Redone interior is not correct, but looks good. Panel fit as good as you'd find on most 2CVs. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $7,455. The car that was designed to literally be driven across afield, if need be. The value of a 2CV depends on how it was taken care of and how it was restored— true enough, of course, for any car This car was cheaper than the ones on eBay. GERMAN #583-1959 BMW ISETTA Single-Door Coupe. S/N 505758. Yellow/red vinyl. LHD. Odor 722 miles. Retrofitted with a Tecumseh engine. Rear end of car lifts electronically to White/black vinyl. LHD. Odor 50,604 miles. Result of a reported 41/2-year restoration. Engine bay clean, body panel fit excellent and interior looks redone. Car brought to Reno by well-known dealer in used Porsches. Engine sounded strong. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $24,500. Perhaps not the best place to sell a 356, although these later coupes continue to climb in popularity. Not an unfair bid. ITALIAN #604-1973 DE TOMASO PANTERA Fastback. S/N FFR1764K. Yellow/black vinyl. LHD. Odor 107,537 miles. Seller said, 355 convertible, and points out that it's not just hot rod buyers in the audience in Reno. POLISH #568-1965 KIRKHAM COBRA Road- ster. S/N KMP207. Brushed aluminum/black vinyl. LHD. This car was one of a series built in Poland using tooling that (reportedly) was Market Reports display engine. Paint, interior and fit are excellent. Reportedly appraised at $20,000 and came from the collection of an Isetta buff. Cond: 1+. SOLD AT $11,025. Built under license by BMW from an Italian design, the Isetta is not only an interesting piece of history, it's a fashion statement—in a very minimalist way. The right price. #234-1959 GOGGOMOBIL T-250 Coupe. S/N 01200002. White/red vinyl. LHD. Odor 51,589 km. Paint looks great and interior is also very good. Engine seems to run all right. "Well maintained mechanically" and the engine—no blow-by, no knocks—seemed to support that. But windshield wipers were missing and the paint was an incorrect color, with overspray evident. Seats had some slight rips. Body fine, no dings. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $23,750. The Pantera was the most commercially successful of De Tomaso's products. It was sold through select Ford dealers from 1973 to the early '80s; built after that into the 1990s. Featured mid-engined platform with decent handling. Could've sold at this bid. #703-1991 LAMBORGHINI DIABLO Coupe. S/N ZA9DUO7P1M1A12292. White/ black leather. LHD. Odor 23,134 miles. A one owner car with a body that had no dings. Paint was pretty good. Doors opened and closed with no problems; fit good. Engine sounded strong. Overall, a good driveable car with no used in producing original Cobras. Halibrand wheels completed the illusion. Body looked in outstanding shape. Engine bay equally good. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $80,500. These particular continuation Cobras were well built, perhaps even better than the original. While a lot of fun, their investment value is a big question mark. This bid was plenty. AMERICAN #59-1930 FORD MODEL A Roadster. S/N A3220868. White, red accents/red vinyl. LHD. Odor 841 miles. Set up as a fenderless "high-boy" roadster, per 1940s and '50s style. Panel fit is good. Nothing to fault on this car; but how many are you going to see to compare it to? Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $12,600. Goggomobils were also produced, under license, in Australia. They reportedly could reach 55 mph, but super gas mileage was the real attraction. Micro cars had their micro boom about five years ago and have leveled off since. Market price. #259-1963 PORSCHE 356 SC Coupe. Body by Mitten S/N 124660. Eng. #706856. major faults. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $92,400. Most Diablos seem to be low-mileage cars— they are often bought as fashion accessories as much as performance machines. Just like Testarossas, they depreciate like stones. This is the real value. #706-1999 FERRARI 355 Convertible. S/N ZFFXR48A9X0115975. Yellow/black vinyl, yellow piping. LHD. Odor 11,538 miles. Paint in good shape, interior also looks good. Engine sounds strong. A few dings on the doors but nothing major. Top was never displayed so its condition is unknown. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $131,250. This is big money for a December, 2003 Engine is a latter-day 350-c.i. V8 topped with carbs to look like a period piece. All steel body in very good shape, no hood. Paint is well done and overall the car has no major faults. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $16,013. This is the way street rods used to look before Boyd Coddington and others made them major design statements. They capture an era and, because of that, will always have a following. This was cheap for a steel rod 57

Page 56

Market Reports  #467-1934 FORD 40 Five-Window Coupe. Royal blue/black vinyl. LHD. 392-c.i. V8, two-speed Lenco trans. A knock-off of the famed Mooneyham and Sharp drag racer. The and fit/finish were superior. Car card said it had a 265-c.i. V8, but the VIN indicates a sixcylinder car. Modified by someone? Cond: 1. SOLD AT $63,000. The V8 that debuted in the Chevrolet Bel Air in 1955 found its way into the Corvette; however six-cylinder Corvettes were also built in '55. If a true V8 car fair price. If not, all the money and then some. #1023-1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N E56S001297. Aztec Copper, white/beige leather. LHD. Odo: 37,600 miles. 265-c.i., 225-hp V8, four-speed. Paint looked a little thin—perhaps original. Engine bay engine was designed to run nitromethane; will also run gas. Chassis built by Ed Quay, a builder in Pittsburgh. Body is fiberglass. Stored for 10 years. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $25,200. Like any vintage race car, provenance is importance; this car had none. Might allow its new owner some fun times in nostalgic drag racing series, but appreciation is doubtful. For a copy, this was a well-done piece of work, and in the end, not too pricey. #129-1955 CHEVROLET NOMAD Station Wagon. S/N VC55S211945. Gypsy Red, Shoreline Beige/red and white waffle-pattern vinyl. LHD. Odo: 7,399 miles. 327-c.i. V8, auto. Repro interior done in correct style. Updated engine and 16-inch rally wheels shod Silver Auctions - Reno, NV 4-speed, 3x2. Rotisserie restoration from top to bottom. Two owners prior to being purchased by well-known Chevrolet enthusiast/ dealer. Mirror underneath backs up all claims. Car would rate 90+ points. Cond: 1+. SOLD AT $48,825. The thin rear pillars on this body earned the nickname of "bubbletop." It's only been the past couple of years that anyone has cared about this model, and now coupes are making what was convertible money. And they'll keep going up. #24-1962 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS Convertible. S/N 21867L223702. Turquoise/ turquoise vinyl. LHD. 409-c.i. V8, 4-speed. A clean and well maintained. Driver's seat dirty but no rips or tears. Body is straight with good panel fit. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $63,000. 1956 was the first major body redesign for the Corvette. Dual point distributors were also first used in '56. The clean shape of this model has its own following. This is a very strong price but doesn't surprise, as all Corvettes are moving up. #1006-1961 CHRYSLER 300G Coupe. S/ N 841351113. White/red leather. LHD. Odo: 55,519 miles. 413-c.i., 375-hp V8, push-button auto. First owner was a Chrysler engineering executive. Two four-barrel carbs on ram intake manifold set in spotless engine bay. compartment. New rubber and seals in all places where needed. Body extremely straight with well-done paint. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $28,455. Only 6,143 Nomad station wagons were produced in 1955. Modified Nomads are going up in value, if the body looks original. The old Nomads are so popular; Chevy built a concept Nomad two years ago that may go into production. Small bargain here. with Michelin tires. Nicel ■• detailed engine #3027-1955 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N E55S001392. Silver-gray/ black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 180 miles. A particularly well-cared-for and restored car. Offered during the invitational auction, paint, interior combination of good original pieces and restoration where needed. Engine bay had tasteful use of chrome, new wiring. Body straight and fit excellent. Interior looked redone. Nothing to fault, close to a #1 car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $48,838. This engine helped Chevrolet do well in NHRA drag racing until Ford fought back with its factory lightweights. Very rare in convertibles. Five years ago you couldn1 give away '62s. Now they're skyrocketing. #276-1962 CHEVROLET NOVAII Coupe. S/N 113116W164561. White/blackvinyl. LHD. Odo: 17,155 miles. 327-c.i. V8, 4speed. Radio delete original specifications; the car was built simply to go fast. Very good paint, fit, body panels, with no dings. Car looks Swivel seats up front, interior in good shape. Paint looking a bit thin. Panel fit okay. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $33,600. The ram-induction manifold was good for quarter-mile times of 16 seconds, 85 mph. This car came with a 150mph speedometer. The letter-series cars before 1965 are good investments—they were Chrysler's showcase cars. This was a good buy. #300-1961 CHEVROLET BEL AIR Coupe. S/N 11677S233376. Black/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 42,331 miles. 348/350 V8, as if always garaged. Paint looks renewed sometime in the past 41 years. Looks support the mileage. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $26,250. The Nova was one of the Big Three's compacts designed to compete with AMC, Studebaker and even Volkswagen. It was available with a variety of engines, and the big ones make it a real "sleeper" The V8 and the low miles combined to bring this price. #126-1964 FORD MUSTANG Convert..,601111111 58 ible. S/N 5R08D100442. Raven Black/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 36 miles. 4-speed. Undercarriage and engine bay sandblasted and refinished. 289-c.i. V8 engine rebuilt to factory specs. Interior reupholstered and new top installed. Refurbished suspension system and Sports Car Market

Page 57

Silver Auctions - Reno, NV  water pump, alternator. Rear gearing is 3.08: 1 (original 4.11:1 gearing with sale). A matching-numbers car otherwise. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $33,863. First year for this body, derived from the Mako Shark show car. Build quality for the '68 Corvette was so bad, Car and Driver turned one away and its then-editor wrote a piece calling Chevy to task. This was market price today, will be more next year #115 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO - rebuilt brake system. Single-stage PPG paint. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $23,625. This car was a 19641/2, with slight differences from the '65s. Mustang converts go from $15k to $35k—this was a decent car; and made a decent price Seller and buyer both should be satisfied. #99-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N 1946785418151. Black/ black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 11,475 miles. 427c.i., 400-hp V8, 4-speed. Seller said, "Off- Coupe. S/N 1243791525473. Royal blue, white stripe/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 18,129 miles. 302-c.i., 290-hp V8, automatic. Paint in very good shape. Body extremely Market Reports courses—and look good. I would call this a bargain. #324-1970 PLYMOUTH 'CUDA Convertible. S/N BH27C0B125499. Plum Crazy/ black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 3,206 miles. 528c.i., 500+-hp V8, automatic. Modified with a "crate engine" Hemi but well done. Correct frame restoration." Rebuilt calipers and new brake pads along with new vacuum canister, straight with correct options such as front air dam and cowl-hood induction. Interior looks fine and the engine bay is immaculate, with fresh hoses. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $16,380. The first generation of Camaros are strong in the market right now. Likely that will continue, especially for the '69s, since they were successful on tracks—straight-line and road shaker hood. Paint excellent and body panel fit good. Interior looks redone and in very good shape. Factory mags. The type of car you'd see at a MoPar show. Cond: 1+. NOT SOLD AT $102,000. A numbers-matching Hemi 'Cuda convertible sold for $410,000 in Dec. 1999. Even cars that are modified, if well done, are breaking the bank. Fit and finish should be watched, since even from the factory, they suffered. Could have sold here without regret.• 744re44ei f4taceco-a 1145 Park Avenue Emeryville, California USA 94608 Phone: (510) 653-7555 Fax: (510) 653-9754 www.fantasyjunction.com /gocatmegt‘t c fteciai atteteet, dew& cwee 4i94 Ite4onmeutex cald 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Grand Sport 5th Series Zagato, sin 4121 Outstanding matching numbers car with its original body. Sympathetically restored and maintained by single owner for past 40 years. POA ,0011' 1938 Bugatti Type 57 Graber Sedan, s/n 57670   1954 Jaguar XR-120 SE Drophead. Three owner California 1954 Siata 208-S Balbo Coupe, sin BS-537. built for Ernie Charming and subtle one-off by Graben Runs and drives very car in excellent condition throughout. Shows 41,000 miles, believed McAfee to run in the 1954 Cum. '1Wo liter Fiat V-8 with twin four nicely Well cared for mechanics and cosmetics.  $165,000 to be comet. Premix! to M specs including 2" sand cast St IS.  $69,850  December, 2003  barrel Webers. Excellent condition throughout. Ready for any event. $365,000 59

Page 58

Market Reports  Bonhams & Butterfields Newport, R.I. A....a 1 'Mg Auctioneer:  Number of automotive lots:  Number of automotive lots sold:  Sale rate  Sale total  High sale:  Malcolm Barber 24 10 45% $699,525 #1918, 1929 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom I Hibbard & Darrin convertible sedan sold for $250,000 with buyer's premium Premium: 15% on the first 5100,000, 10% thereafter (Included in prices of sold lots.) zok Report by Dave Brownell Market opinions in italics ew—if any—American cities have more historic attractions, fabulous homes and important history than Newport, Rhode Island. Blessed with a natural deep water harbor, the home of the America's Cup sailing contest for many years, Newport also boasts the finest assemblage of 18th century homes and 19th century grand millionaire's "summer cottages" in America. The small city by Narragansett Bay is fun, funky, sophisticated and unique. Indeed, for a brief time it was in the running for the capital of the United States, so important was its position in the Revolutionary War period when privateers sailed from Newport's safe harbor to harry British warships and troop transports cruising the coast. F Nautical antiques and collectors' items, Rolls and Bentley-related automobilia, and a cross-section of cars themselves were on offer, ranging from early Phantoms to late Shadows, balanced by vintage and Derby Bentleys of various shapes and styles. Several observers had wondered just how successful this auction might be in view of many Rolls-Royce collectors' reluctance to splash out for these cars. Rolls-Royces may have the image of great wealth and spareno-expense motoring, but owners no more want to pay over the odds for them than do those pursuing Model A Fords or any type of collector car. Bonhams, however, has In August 2003 another British invasion took place, as Newport became the site of Bonhams & Butterfields' first auction held in conjunction with the Rolls-Royce Owners Club annual National Meet. 60  had a succession of good sales of collector Rollers in England in conjunction with the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club and felt that America held the same potential. To watch lead auctioneer Malcolm Barber in action is to see someone at the top of his trade. He never stalls, never stumbles and but for one small break after the automobilia portion of the sale, he auctioned non-stop for six hours. He must have cast-iron kidneys in addition to his cast-iron lungs and he certainly has the knack of pulling that one last bid when you think the action on a lot has ended. Bonhoms - Newport, RI #913-1927 BENTLEY SPEED SIX Road- ster. Body by Markham. S/N DH2206. Eng. #NH2732S. Brown/cream/red leather. RHD. Odo: 45,355 miles. Originally a Gurney Consignments at the sale were from both dealers and collectors, with a good bit of fresh material crossing the block. Handsdown Fright Pig winner was a sad 1949 Bentley Shooting Brake, allegedly built by Harold Radford. The victim of a ghastly, low-buck "restoration," this car had a multitude of afflictions including orange peel, an open sunroof covered by a plywood sheet secured haphazardly by duct tape, and, best of all, termites in the wooden coachwork— or roachwork, if you prefer. Nonetheless, it brought a top offer of $24,000. Go figure. At the other end of the tent, away from the termites, was the star of the sale, a 1929 Springfield Phantom I convertible sedan with one-off coachwork by Hibbard & Damn. Originally owned by Jacquelyn de Rothschild, this handsomely restored example had won a roomful of trophies for its owner/consignor and rewarded him with a winning bid of $250,000, including premium, for high-dollar car of the auction. While the sell-through percentage wasn't earth shattering, Bonhams & Butterfields intends to make the RROC auction a part of its annual U.S. sales calendar. And they'll be returning to Newport next year to conduct a sale of nautical antiques, which will also become a regular part of their schedule.–D.B. ENGLISH #910 1927 ROLLS-ROYCE PHAN- TOM I Torpedo Tourer. Body by Barker. S/N 21UF. White/aluminum/black leather. RHD. Odo: 38,305 miles. Non-matching upholstery front and rear, OK paint, generally Nutting 6-12 liter saloon. Now has shortened wheelbase, different size front and rear wheels, Speed Six engine from 1930 Freestone & Webb saloon. Good all-around driver condition. Car said to go like the hammers. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $260,000. Looked like a Bentley version of an SSJ Duesy roadster Undoubtedly fast, rugged, reliable and eyecatching, but not pure enough for the purists to step up. #918-1929 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I Convertible Sedan. Body by Hibbard & Darrin. S/N S235KR. Dark blue/gray/dark blue leather. LHD. Odo: 97,73 I miles. Excelent exterior, interior, doors, panels, paint and plating. Top fit a bit off. Major concours and meet awards from Pebble Beach, Radnor Hunt Concours, CCCA, RROC, etc. Lovely car originally owned by Jacquelyn de Rothschild. Cond: I-. SOLD AT $250,000. Fairly bought by former owner of Yankee Candle Car Museum of Massachusetts. Appropriately, the chassis was built in Springfield. MA. at the Rolls works there. #912-1930 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II Cabriolet. Body by Henri Chapron. S/N 47GN. Red/black/maroon leather. RHD. Odo: 88,992 km. Excellent door fit on left, fair on . NOT SOLD AT $85,000. Pulled same high bid at Christie 's Pebble sale last year where it was also passed. Driven 6 miles since then. Claimed to have been first sold to Henry Royce. Why should he have to pay to own his own cars? tired appearance. Ex-Ace Rosner collection. Cond: 3 - right. Very good paint and interior. Rear bumper looks like an afterthought. Just losing that prize-winning edge. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $250,000. Beautiful car with concours-winning potential but the $370–$390k estimates were for a #1+ car Sports Car Market

Page 59

Bonhams - Newport, RI  #921-1930 ROLLS-ROYCE SPRINGFIELD PHANTOM I Regent Convertible. Body by Brewster. S/N S107PR. Dark GRW30. Cream/black/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 18,841 miles. Older amateur restoration. Shabby trunk, fair top and paint, lumpy fenders, OK plating, fair door fit, cruddy engine room. Equipped with "Tickford Sunshine Saloon" roll-back roof conversion for catching rays. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $35,650. Enough money for a car that was ready for some corrective cosmetics. Sunshine roof helped the price but, still, it just a 20/25 and they're thick on the ground throughout the US. blue/aluminum/oxblood leather. LHD. Odo: 63,034 miles. Restored from good original car. Very good paint, interior, doors and panels. Sharp car. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $115,000. Might be worth ten grand more than top bid but not the $150 - $175k estimated by the auction company. #905-1932 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25 Saloon. Body by Thrupp & Maberly. S/N doors, panels, interior, paint, chassis, engine bay. Prize-winning condition throughout and hard to fault. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $84,000. Not near enough to do justice to this car High estimate of $125,000 was in the ballpark #901-1933 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM H Limousine. Body by Frederick R. Wood & #909-1932 ROLLS-ROYCE P II CONTINENTAL Sports Saloon. Body by H. J. Mulliner. S/N 80MS. Burgundy/black/oxblood leather. RHD. Odo: 5,193 miles. Excellent Market Reports Son. S/N 210AMS. Black/black leather/beige broadcloth. LHD. Odo: 3,776 miles. Very well preserved example with some paint cracks, excellent doors and panels, nearly no use since new. Older repaint and re-trim so aged that now it looks original. Troublesome aluminum cylinder head replaced many moons ago by n.o.s unit. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $53,000. Frederick Wood bodies are better known for their quality than their style and this car reflected that. It's big, it formal, it full Classic but it 's an essentially unexciting automobile. Reserve said to be $65,000. #906-1938 BENTLEY 4-1/4 LITER FourDoor Cabriolet. Body by Worblaufen. S/N 1967 Austin Healey 1318 Mark III: ONLY 39,800 miles ; two owner car ; completely restored in 1995/96 ; always garaged kept ; five time 1st place winner!!! $48,500 Since 1979 9848 Southwest Freeway Houston, TX 71 3-541 -2281 fax 713-541-2286 kand_k@swbell.net 1968 Shelby GT350: VI N #8T02J12679000335 ; power steering with tilt wheel ; power disc brakes ; factory a/c ; 4 speed ; completely restored. $45,900 1968 Maserati Mistral Coupe: RARE 4 litre with factory a/c ; beautiful Frua body; NEW paint & leather; engine just rebuilt! $34,900 December, 2003  1957 Maserati 250F Replica: 3/4 scale built by Allegretti who was the original bodyworker on the original 250F and Birdcage. Only TWO in the world!!! Great piece of automotive history for display. $29,900 1989 LaForza SUV: The "Italian" SUV ; Ford truck chassis; 5.0 litre V8 engine ; red with tan leather seats ; power steering ; power brakes; power seat; power windows; a/c; UNBELIEVABLE ride and drive!!! $16,900 61

Page 60

Market Reports  B125LE. Eng. #H9BFG. Silver/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 61,855 km. One-off Swiss coachwork. Older restoration still shows well and car is ready to drive and enjoy. Dual sidemounts, some wear in original front cushions. Honest, correct car all the way. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $123,500. Offered at no reserve and quite possibly the buy of the sale. Teutonic styling wasn't everyone's cup of schnapps but to our eye this was a very attractive 4-1/4 sold at a very attractive price. #908-1938 ROLLS-ROYCE P III FourDoor Cabriolet. Body by H J Mulliner. S/N 3DL56. Pearlescent Black/grey leather. RHD. Excellent doors, panels, wood, interior, plating. Ready to show and win. Cond: I. NOT SOLD AT $58,000. Whisker-close to a sale and worth a bit more. These are handsome designs bristling with quality and this lovely example was one of the best we've seen in recent years. #918A-1957 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD Saloon. Body by Hooper. S/N SED 195D234. Ivory/green leather. RHD. Odo: 59,888 miles. Fair older repaint showing over Bonhams - Newport, RI fit, a good-looking example throughout. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $65,000. The only seven-passenger Touring Limousine built. What price exclusivity? More than 65 grand, at least for this owner #903-1962 BENTLEY S2 Saloon. S/N B106LCU. Sable/grey/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 31,298 miles. Good door fit, OK paint, driver's Odo: 40,057 miles. Good interior wood, fair upholstery, tired top and paint, good door fit, sounded like a threshing machine. Second body installed in 1950 to replace Hooper limo originally on chassis. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $79,500. Ready for a full restoration and on a Phantom III this can mean expenses of nightmare proportions. Needs major engine work at the least. Price paid was really just a down payment, compared to what the finished product will cost. #902-1949 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER DAWN Saloon. S/N LSBA-6. Burgundy/ cream/fawn leather. LHD. Odo: 26,740 miles. spray and cracks, fair plating, Bondo repairs in bottom of sills, rust showing in body. Needs help. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $11,500. Probably worth the winning bid but that's all. Getting ready to become a migraine to the next owner based on its current condition and the age of the engine and tranny rebuild, which dates back to the '70s. #914-1959 BENTLEY Si CONTINENTAL Flying Spur Saloon. Body by H. J. Mulliner. S/N BC 11 LEL. Black/black leather. LHD. Odo: 83,249 miles. Excellent doors, seat wear, carpets and headliner replaced, most mechanical and electrical systems replaced/ overhauled, new brakes and tires. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $29,200. Decent car in quite presentable order For the price of a new SUV someone got a handsome Bentley instead. #911-1964 ROLLS-ROYCE SC III Standard Saloon. S/N SFU473. Two tone gray/ tan leather. RHD. Odo: 75,385 miles. Fair re- Decent doors and panels except for fit problems on right rear door. Attractively presented. Former Mary Martin car with little paintings of Peter Pan on rear doors. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $46,000. Good money for a Dawn, no doubt helped along by famous first ownership. Let's just hope new owner finds his own tinkerbell, and avoids crocodiles. #920-1951 BENTLEY MK VI "Empress" Coupe. Body by Hooper. S/N B92HR. Deep Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 11,099 miles. panels and paint. Fine interior, good wood except for bleaching on top of dashboard. One of 15 left-hand-drive examples built with factory air and power steering. Attractive car throughout. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $86,100. Much, much better than the bedraggled Si Contis that usually show up for auction and the selling price reflected this fact. Price was market correct. #919-1960 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM V Touring Limousine. Body by James Young. S/N 5LAS25. Grey/black/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 89,556 miles. Older repaint still shows well, very clean interior, good door and panel 62 leather. LHD. Odo: 30,092 miles. Excellent paint, door and panels. Very clean inside and out. One of 38 LHD Turbo RT Mulliners built. Original sticker of about $285,000. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $90,000. How do you spell "depreciation", boys and girls? Even with all the extra power bells, whistles, etc., this car was just too subtle to announce its special status—even to Bentley enthusiasts. Bid was not insulting.• Sports Car Market paint far from factory standards. Good interior wood, OK upholstery, decent door fit, fair plating, looked good from ten feet away. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $21,850. At this price it might make a good wedding/livery car if you can charge enough to pay for the upkeep. #904-1998 BENTLEY TURBO RT Sports Saloon. Body by Mulliner. S/N SCBZP25C4WCX66714. Dark blue/gray

Page 61

Kruse - Auburn, IN  INTERNATIONAL IS103 Kruse International Auburn, IN August 27 - September 2, 2003 Auctioneers.  Number of lots-  Number of lots sold:  Sale rate.  aie romi  High sale:  Dean Kruse, Daniel Kruse, Mitchell Kruse and Brent Earlywine 1,485 733 49.4% I /AMU #I72, 1930 Duesenberg Imperial Town cabriolet sold for S567,100, including buyer's premium Premium: 6% (Included in prices of sold lots.) - Report by Dave Kinney Overall auction totals courtesy of Phil Skinner Market opinions in italics Let's say that Christie's is the Tiffany of the collector car world, offering just a few hand-picked cars, always displayed in an elegant setting, with elaborate catalog descriptions and often bringing stratospheric prices. 11 Let's call Barrett-Jackson the Nordstrom for cars, with a wide selection of high-quality product, at a variety of price ranges. And then there is Kruse Auburn. Like Wal-Mart, Kruse Auburn is a multi-thousand car behemoth that goes on for days, that sprawls over hundreds of acres, and where you can find everything from $500 beaters to million-dollar Ferraris. (Well, at least you can see Ferraris being offered for over a million. Whether they actually get sold, or even bid on, is another matter.) This was owner/founder Dean 'Cruse's first Fall Auburn since he bought his company back from eBay. As we noted in our review of Spring Auburn, Dean clearly relishes being back in control. The listless look in his eyes that was so evident when he was just doing a job for his Internet-based owners is gone, replaced by the familiar, nearly evangelical fire as he fervently promotes each vehicle. One of the great joys of Auburn is what I call the sleuthing. You think you've seen every car, and you turn the comer and something new has rolled in. From Austins to Zimmers, there's almost nothing that isn't at Kruse. I did especially like the MG-TF that went to a new home for $20,034, and it December, 2003  f somehow you have escaped going to Kruse Fall Auburn, here's a perspective. showed that even in America's heartland, a foreign sporty car could bring decent money. That makes sense, since just as the cars come from all over to Kruse Auburn, so do the buyers. In fact, I would guess that the guys that really rake in the dough are the car haulers, bringing their six-car loads from all points of the country, and taking six different cars back. The sales percentage may look low, but recall that Kruse re-runs its unsold cars, sometimes several times. The Kruse philosophy of holding an auction is like blowing up a balloon—they'll just keep taking consignments and running, and re-running cars, so long as there is someone there to bid on them. Kruse Auburn felt good this year. It's nice to have Dean back in the captain's chair.—D.K. ENGLISH #F106 1952 BENTLEY MK VI 4- Door. S/N B48LTLT. Creme yellow/brown/ ivory leather. LHD. Odo: 5,528 miles. Sunroof, seller states has very complete records, 35,440 miles. Quite fresh restoration includes Connolly leather and Wilton carpets. Very cool "Auster, Birmingham" tag still on windscreen. Very good paint, leather, chrome. Underhood a bit of a disappointment, but still nice. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $20,034. Cleaning up under the bonnet will take a full weekend of not-muchfun work, then it's off to the local British Car Day for a possible trophy. A very smart buy I like the TFs for many reasons, one this good in BRG is hard to pass by #B24-1955 PARAMOUNT CUSTOM Coupe. Body by Paramount. S/N G012299. Market Reports paintwork showing its age. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $27,560. Seller hit a home run here, I would love to know where that $60,000 went because it sure wasn't in the car—or not where I could find it. This was just a car with decent cosmetics and not-too-happy colors. #H171-1954 MG-TF Roadster. S/N HDA363908. BRG/black leather. LHD. Odo: claimed $60,000 restoration. Unusual (read: not stood the test of time) colors would indicate a mid 1970's restoration. Good wood and chrome, US style leather used in restoration, Insurance for Classic Cars Costs Less Than You Think! SAMPLE QUOTE 1953 Jaguar XK120 Insured Value: $60,000 Liability & UM. $50,000 Annual Premium $326 Ask for Gary Gandy • "0" Deductible  GRLAIAVIERICAA (800) 678-5173 wvvw.parishheacock.com Parish Heacock 4t INSURANCE FOR AUTOMOBILE ENTHUSIASTS 63 • 24 Hour Claims Service • "Agreed Value" Coverage • Credit Card Payment Option • One Liability Charge  • "A" Rated Insurance Co.

Page 62

Market Reports  Rust brown/tan vinyl. LHD. Odo: 55,930 miles. Once a factory made car, now a true "Bitsa." Recognizable features include a Studebaker motor and gauges, Chrysler steering wheel, Buick chrome trim in some places, 1950s Dodge back seats. Dual side mounts, lots of filler. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $8,480. Body built by Leighton Buzzand LTD, Lindale Bucks, UK, Body #1. A real car manufacturer; real car They built 78 before going out of business in the mid '50s. The added bits were done by a previous owner; no help to value. Interesting, but not valuable. #A139-1957 MGA Convertible. S/N 16929. Red/saddle leather and vinyl. LHD. Odo: 59,441 miles. New tonneau, interior, extensive new body panels, new clutch, starter in 2000. Williams safety belts, Avon suspension. Sounds great, looks better. Has single rear brake light. Lots of tiny racer fun for low bucks. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $26,500. Great looks, but what's it worth? To the masses, figuring out prices seems to be a big guessing game as cars that look virtually the same can vary in price by 75%. Look for logbooks, history, condition. Price seems spot-on here. #A112-1971 MGB-GT Coupe. S/N GHD5UB229126G. Black/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 86,734 miles. A little worse than just plain rough around the edges. Paint is weak, and generator. Basically an amateur restoration, still lots to go but not bad looking. Some chrome pitted and scratched, fresh paint one year ago. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $10,388. Just where I would have expected the bid to fall on this car It won't be invited on the lawn at a major concours anytime soon, however, it's got a very high fun for the dollar ratio. Well bought and sold. #H17-1965 TRIUMPH TR4A IRS Con- vertible. S/N CTC50221L. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 19,243 miles. Aeroquip hoses underhood, has an incorrect valve cover and air filters. Clean and crisp otherwise. Massive orange peel to top of left fender, balance of paint good. Clean interior, good dash wood and seats. Carpets so-so quality. Excellent chrome. cracked in places, orange peeled in others. All chrome is pitted. Missing antenna and radio. Dash, carpets good. One tear in vinyl headrest, balance of seats good. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $2,279. Not much car for not much money. A good #2 can bring $7,500 and more. This was not a bargain at less than 3 grand. Not a bad first "collectible" for the willing, just one that will never give a dollar return worth noting. #J2-1971 TRIUMPH TR6 Convertible. S/N CC59894L (60044CC). Red/saddle. LHD. Odo: 92,654 miles. Serial number plate appears to be different from number listed on fire extinguisher, Westminster 10-band radio. Body is dripping with rust below doors and on front fenders. Torn seat, chrome pitted Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $4,000. Lots of cool bits, but the rust bug looks like it's there to stay. It's tough to build a case for this van being worth much more—drive it till the floors fall out might be your best bet here. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $15,264. AM radio, trunk rack. Take some of the incorrect bits off throx them on eBay, get a decent set of carpets and voila! Instant 3+ or better condition rating. The TR4 to have, fully priced here, but on the way up in value as I see it. #G26-1967 LOTUS 51A FORMULA FORD Open Racer. S/N AM59. Green/ yellow stripes/red leather. LHD. Comes with $3,800 worth of new spares, log book last used 64 GERMAN #K14-1959 BORGWARD ISAJ3ELLA car card. Lots of money must have been spent, some of it well, most not. Some chrome is fresh paint well applied, now showing some chips. Kick panel carpet weak, balance good. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $7,950. Will detail and Coupe. S/N 348649. White/black/white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 11,581 miles. Glowing carcard description is so far from actual physical condition—perhaps it was for another car? The interior wood is almost missing, paper thin where it exists. "Leather seats" are cheap vinyl and poorly done. Cond: 5+. NOT SOLD Sports Car Market fresh tires, the remainder is old and worn instead of fresh and new. Original seats are flat, dry, have wear and some tears. Carpets clean but worn, soft top rear window is brown with age. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $28,355. Scratched and pitted chrome, turn signal lens cracked right front. Quite pricy for condition. I don't know where the next owner can escape before he is totally underwater unless the market tightens and prices shoot skyward. #A124-1974 AUSTIN MINI Van. S/N XL222581A. White/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 76,899 miles. Said to be a former London Metropolitan Police vehicle. Has cage behind two front seats and bars on rear windows, Kruse - Auburn, IN clean to be better, poor hood gaps will stay however Bid price seems a bit high for condition, I would have spent the $4,000 or $5,000 more it would take to find one that was done, and done correctly. #L30-1972 JAGUAR XKE RH Convert- ible. S/N 1520155. Red/saddle leather. LHD. Odo: 51,414 miles. A refreshing change from Pebble Beach. Medium quality respray and

Page 63

Kruse - Auburn, IN  It smokes—made to run on 25:1 gas/oil mix. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,490. The picky can find some flaws here, but a car like this has a high dollar to fun ratio. The seller seemed plenty happy with the price; expect to see him bring a few more to auctions soon. #F88-1965 PORSCHE 356 Coupe. S/N 218016. Red/tweed cloth. LHD. Odo: 49,538 miles. Last seen in Branson April, $21,200, see AT $17,500. Painting done without benefit of masking in some areas. Very poor chrome, front and rear bumpers painted black, interior has future potential for use as a mold farm. Not worth a tenth of the "high bid," a parts car that just happens to run. #G133-1961 GOGGOMOBIL TS250 Coupe. S/N 02177286. Red/red vinyl/cloth. LHD. Odo: 30,072 miles. Very clean throughout—fresh paint, extra clean interior, detailed report July '03 SCM, page 47. Same car, same strange tweed cloth interior (includes dash). Now with five more miles. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $24,380. Was it worth it to drive it for 5 miles, transport it a few states away, pay for the auction fees and the (now cheap) cost of money? I can't see it—the $3,000 gross profit is really zero or less after expenses. Oh well, at least it's probably not a loss. under hood, very good chrome. Just brought in from Germany. Surprising amount of room in the interior. Large door ding, right-hand side. #B148-1976 BMW 2002 Coupe. S/N 2376344. Silver/blue/vinyl. LHD. Odo: 19,525 miles. Sunroof, Blaupunkt AM/FM cassette, sheepskin seat covers, appears quite clean, no cracks to dash, some discoloration on wind LHD. Odo: 67,910 miles. Sunroof coupe, said to have been modified by Spencer Mantini for shield. No rust visible on the exterior, paint work good except sunroof is cracking. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $1,696. Bargain alert! Sorry, even if the new owner finds the dreaded tin worm on this one he got a major buy. It 's got the two options to have, a manual and a sunroof Sell the period-correct Blaupunkt on eBay, the car gets even closer to free. Best deal here. #H19-1979 PORSCHE 911 SC Coupe. S/N 9119201253. White pearl/saddle leather. Market Reports December, 2003 65

Page 64

Market Reports  driver John Paul Jr. before his drug and murder charges. Total modifications to period 935 style. Very good paint, crisp graphics, interior shows wear in carpets and door panels. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $37,500. Seats holding up well, with bolster wear Famous or infamous? Famous sometimes brings a bonus if the past owner ofyour car was well known. Not enough people remember the soap opera doings of Mr Paul, and the giant ho-hum from the crowd shows here. #H157-1998 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 4 Cabriolet. S/N WP0CA2994WS340689. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 18,541 miles. Pininfarina/Straman. S/N N/A. Dark blue/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 6,930 miles. Conversion to Kruse - Auburn, IN er who used it as a driver and not as a collector vehicle—no surprise there. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $34,000. 1995 is the first year for the Targa style top. Price achieved here is market correct, tough to figure why it did not seR Collector car auctions are not yet the best venue for selling an NSX I'll take mine after a full inspection by a trained mechanic. AMERICAN spyder said to be by Straman. "Straman Vortex supercharger package." Paintwork on some rear panels is quite visible, as color variations are obvious. Interior mostly unmarked. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $120,000. A cut 456GT. I want to know more about the Straman Vortex supercharger, don't you? A decent coupe is worth between $80 and $100K, depending on miles, options and condition, so is a chop worth between $20 and $40k more? Not to me. Wear on interior and minor chips and scratches on exterior appear right in line with an 18,000-mile car. 15,000-mile inspection done, claimed was dealer's personal car last three years, balance of warranty. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $49,820. If it checks out with no problems, damage history or stories, it was a good buy. On a car where a "minor" problem can set you back a cool five G's, you really have to buy right, like here. Without an inspection, you must leave room for the unknowns. ITALIAN #.128-1965 FERRARI MONZA REPLI- CA. S/N 1011282M. Red/black cloth. RI-ID. Odo: 6,450 miles. Fiberglass body, replica racing style seats, Plexiglas windscreen. So-so #H22-2003 FERRARI ENZO Coupe. S/N ZFECW56A130132327. Eng. #49436. Red/red. LHD. Odo: 253 miles. Brand new car just out of the wrapper, in the color all the #F197-1927 CHRYSLER 50 Coupe. S/N 52612A. Tan/brown/tan cloth. LHD. Odo: 70,036 miles. Interior has been totally redone using contemporary materials. Looks unusual with printed cloth carpets, not all bad but not at all correct. Two tone paint looks fresh, color combination dated. Good brightwork. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $11,872. Cost new $750.00. A show-and-shine meet special, no harm done with the non-correct restoration, don't try to take it to an early Chrysler club meet. The good news is that someone kept an oldtimer running, the bad news is that it will cost to put it right. first-timers want, and with delivery miles only. Yes, for your information, it does look a lot better in person than it does in the photos. I think I'll order one for the kids, too. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $1,500,000. I didn't see anybody raising their paddle. Perhaps a publicity exercise designed to bring the crowds into the special part of the auction building that housed the collection of Italian exotics for sale? That said, I'll let the one I have on order go for $1.4m. JAPANESE quality paint marred by some scratches, very large stress cracks in trunk area (yes, it has a trunk). British painted wires look and are out of place. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $31,000. In the fake car parade, the Ferraris usually get a lot of notice—to those who have never seen a real one, it looks real enough. Lots of cool look for low buck, but so is a fake Rolex or a Picasso paint-by-numbers kit. In the end, they are still fakes. #1182-1995 FERRARI 456 GTS STRAMAN CONVERSION Convertible. Body by 66  #B90-1995 ACURA NSX-T Targa. S/N JH4NA1280ST000561. Black/black leather. LHD. Odo: 32,678 miles. Good but not great paint. Interior shows light wear. Both wheels on driver's side show major scuff marks. In into the transmission is an air compressor for tire inflation. Clock, tool kit, single (blue) fog light, running board spotlights, dual sidemount spares with mirrors, center arm rest, rear bar/vanity. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $42,400. All aluminum body, 13'2" wheelbase. Very much an old restoration, paint is fair, some chrome weak, a few pieces good. Don't bother with a restoration; this is a car to use and enjoy. Very likeable, price was a minor bargain. #D138-1931 CHEVROLET AE 2-Door general, has the look of a car used by a own- Sedan. S/N 2251144. Blue/black fenders/grey velour. LHD. Odo: 65,768 miles. Interior "updated," now includes loop carpet and TAZ floor mats. Paint has scrapes in many places, Sports Car Market #165-1927 CADILLAC DUAL COWL PHAETON. S/N 148905. Burgundy/tan vinyl. LHD. Odo: 18,730 miles. Radiator shutters, hand-operated fuel pump. Built

Page 65

Collector Car fe Boat Insurance USAPPRAISAL ..10Ril F APPRAISAI Putnam L  Present the ng  - 7th Annual SCM Insider's Seminar at Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ MAKING CENTS OF YOUR HOBBY How to Buy Right So You Can Sell Right Three-day seminar • January 22-24, 2004 • 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day. "Keith's style of pointing out his own mistakes is refreshing and a departure from the big egos found in this hobby. —Bill Bryan, Orlando. FL " Don't be left out! For three mornings, you will be in an intimate group of enthusiasts like yourself, where your questions will be candidly and honestly answered. How to spot the good buys and turn away from the bad ones. What are the hidden signs that a car is a fright pig? What's better—a restored car or an original one, and why? How much should you budget for work AFTER you buy your car? What is an uneven restoration? How to spot good panel fits. What are the hallmarks of a first-rate restoration? And much more ... Each day, after the multimedia presentations and Q & A sessions, you'll ' break into small groups, each led by an SCM analyst. NEW this year, all participants will have their own wireless headsets so that they can clearly hear what their analyst is saying as they examine cars. You'll spend at least an hour each day going over cars that are coming up for auction, in detail. You'll have forms exactly like the ones that SCM • analysts use when THEY examine cars, and learn how they fill them out. The Seminar includes: three Multimedia presentations by SCM Editor "The people are always the reason for my being here— great knowledge and great fun." —Tom lnnes, Scottsdale, AZ and Publisher Keith Martin and other experts; three SCM analyst-led field walks through the cars up for auction, with a chance to ask questions about condition and how it affects value; a thorough review of the auction process—for buyers, from registering to bid to shipping your new car home, and for sellers, from consigning your car to collecting your cash. There will also be a feature presentation by the SCM Legal Files contributor, John Draneas, entitled "Collectible Cars and the Law." Register Today! Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. The price of the three-day seminar for subscribers is $325 for one or $595 for two (non-subscribers, $400/$750). For those not registered to bid at the auction, four-day passes are available for just $40 (a 50% discount). Tuition is refundable, less a $50 processing fee, if requested prior to January 1, 2004. To lock in your reservation, send in the form below or use our online order form at www.sportscarmarket.com . For more information, contact David Slama at 503.261.0555 ext. 206, e-mail david.slama@sportscarmarket.com . SPACE IS LIMITED! DEADLINE - JANUARY 15, 2004 (Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Don't be left out!) Name (If registering for more than one person, please place additional details on separate sheet.) Address  City  State  Best Phone  E-mail  Fax  Zip Signature Send this form to SCM Scottsdale Seminar P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292 Fax 503.253.2234; Phone 503.261.0555 x206; e-mail: david.slama@sportscarmarket.com Payment in Full Required 0 Enclosed is my check made out to Sports Car Market 0 Charge my VISA/MC  Total Amount $ Card # Exp. Date

Page 66

Market Reports  places. Hard to imagine the restoration costs in the future of this imposing V12, let's just say it's cheaper than rebuilding Iraq. Redone in handsome colors and ,fresh chrome, it will be a head turner #F72-1937 CADILLAC PHAETON 4Door Convertible. S/N 14519321. Black/black leather. LHD. Odo: 66,731 miles. Fitted with air Kruse - Auburn, IN Fuel injection, AM/FM radio, claimed numbers-matching, very good paint said to be resprayed in lacquer. Recent cosmetic restoration work includes fresh chrome, engine bay and chassis, clean interior. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $58,830. Early production 1963. Some running production changes took effect throughout the first year of C-2, or mid-year Vette. A very nice example, this car is fully priced and then some, to me. But this is still a model with great appeal. #D96-1965 FORD MUSTANG Convert- thick and with orange peel. Firestone wide white tires have major dry rot. New owner wants to resell at $9,000. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $8,374. No harm at sold price, it 's a use it and have fun car, but not one for any shows. Early Chevys never had the survival rates of early Fords; you might find one at auction for every 25 Fords. #G5-1931 FORD MODEL A Deluxe Roadster. S/N 84825323. Blue/black/saddle leather and vinyl. LHD. Odo: 1,568 miles. Rumble seat coupe. Fully, correctly restored ible. S/N 5F08t380592. Red/white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 90,569 miles. Incorrect console, power top, air conditioning, reproduction wood steering wheel. Restoration should have included conditioning as well as auxiliary battery power, dual side mounts still with hard-to-find original covers, factory radio, wide whites. Older paintwork still shows plenty of life, interior very good, clean dash and gauges, excellent leather. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $51,410. Seller is guaranteeing that miles are original. Former owner said to be Bess Truman. Log book from former owner found in dash, interesting reading—his instructions were to "not sell this car; "a good sign for new owner Rear window glass delaminating. to a level not often seen. Unfortunate cracks on paint at release handle, some wear to paint on edges. AACA senior first, owner says all correct material used in restoration. Dual side mounts, chrome trunk rack. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $36,570. If the new owner wants a car where his position as top dog at the Model A meets is rarely challenged, this was the one. Quality always costs, a Just OK" example would have struggled to bring half this price. Well bought, well sold. #I79-1931 CADILLAC SERIES 370 Dual Cowl Phaeton. S/N 1004710. Tan/brown/ butterscotch. LHD. Odo: 75,153 miles. Older restoration with lots of use since. Dry rotted #H91-1954 CADILLAC ELDORADO Convertible. SIN 546225196. White/red/ white leather. LHD. Odo: 41,278 miles. Parade boot, power windows, top, seat, brakes, interior chrome, which is heavily pitted, new door panels and more. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $12,100. Owner describes paint as "A five-foot paint job prior to ground up restoration." Now a ten-foot paint job. Just a driver and even at that don't look too close. High bid stayed cheap, and for a reason. #E25-1968 FORD MUSTANG CIS Coupe. S/N BR01C143483. Presidential Blue/ medium blue, dark inserts. LHD. Odo: 92,076 miles. GT wheels, Shelby style steering, dual side view mirrors, wind wings. Fender skirts. An older restoration, slight signs of age-related wear. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $56,180. Bid price was all you could expect for this second year of production Eldorado, as the 1953s bring a 50% premium over the 1954s. These cars take on a different personality with different colors, the light colors looking sporty, the dark elegant. Nice. #G153-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N 30687S109076. Riverside Red/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 5,919 miles. tail lamps, non functional side scoops, fiber- glass trunk lid, Lucas fog lights, GT/CS side stripes and California Special badging. Paint is well applied and shows no age wear, very clean interior, very good chrome. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $21,000. The C/S (California Special) and its brethren, the High Country Special (Denver area) were special marketing versions of the world's most popular pony car They bring a big premium over the standard coupes. Correct offer here, should have sold. tires are rock hard, rubber gaskets on windshield is cracking. Leather has cracks and minor tears. Some chrome has pitting and scratches, none appears excellent. Paintwork shows some chips. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $67,000. Top is worn, and has some spots in 68  #H56-1976 CADILLAC ELDORADO Convertible. S/N 6L6756Q235699. Medium blue metallic/white leather. LHD. Odo: 6,164 miles. All normal 1976 Cadillac equipment, including full power and air conditioning, AM/ FM 8-track. Fuel-injected parade boat. Lots of Sports Car Market

Page 67

Kruse - Auburn, IN  Market Reports 4,00 "•••.,. serve and left to die on the block. Not worth too much more then the bid. I'll take mine with a top that goes down—the convertibles are, and will continue to be, worth more. wear around the gas filler area, carpets in front. Paint has some flip-flop, dark spots, yet evidence of repaint not present. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $22,896. Final year for the full-size Eldo droptop. A very strong result in light of the flaws noted; this kind of money is usually only seen on a no-excuse, no-stories car A fluke or sign of a rising market? Let's watch the next few and see. #G 160-1990 JEEP GRAND WAGONEER 5-Door Wagon. S/N 1J4655879LP502244. Black/burgundy leather and cloth. LHD. Odor 74,011 miles. 4x4, air conditioned, full power, #K80-2003 CHEVROLET SSR Truck/ Roadster. S/N 1GCES64P03 B000003. Purple/graphite leather. LHD. Odor 3,468 miles. New car. Kruse International LHD. Odo: 7 miles. A new car still in wrappers. MSRP was $26,845, includes generous options (full power, CD player, speed control) new car condition, no damage from storage noted. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $23,850. A Ford SVT vehicle. A great deal for the new owner not so great for the seller The purchaser can actually use this one and expect it to keep its value, at least for a while. Keep it in a garage and the miles under 10k, and you can sell it for what you paid. #F90-2000 FORD SALEEN MUSTANG Coupe. S/N 1FAFP42X6YF217333. White/ graphite. LHD. Odor 11,821 miles. Saleen car S281 00-0484. Pet hairs (I hope) on carpets, Lmalmar. A1 11,  41 • . has been chosen by GM to sell the early production SSRs, this one is serial number 3. Be he first, errr... the third to own one! Cond: 1. SOLD AT $132,500. Just a $90,000 spiff to own an early production model? Yes, serial #1 is worth a premium, as would be #2 if it is the first released to the public. But #3 for a big spiff? I'll bribe my Chevy dealer with 10 Gs and get #1234, and I'll be just as happy.• AM/FM cassette, described by seller as a summer use vehicle by a Northern Michigan family. Very good wood sides, paint, chrome. Clean interior. No reserve sale. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $7,102. By 1990, Grand Wagoneers were basically a one option vehicle—with sunroof or without. No sunroof here. Lots of life left in this big tank, also some chance of appreciation. Just make sure you have a line on gas at wholesale prices. #F80-1993 GMC TYPHOON 2-Door. S/N 1GDCT1829P0812061. Black/anthracite/ graphite leather. LHD. Odo: 43,716 miles. Paint appears to be original. Still with factory orange peel. Bug chips and light scratches scm Showcase Gallery some wear to both seats. Factory paint appears good, no complaints as to quality of exterior or interior. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $22,000. Looks as if it was run up to close to the re- Visit SCM's Showcase Gallery Buy, sell, trade or just browse (see page 93) -  Jaguar Specialists Creating Showcars "Offering a fine selection of European Vehicles" Classic Showcase Order our FREE quartet* E-Newsletter! Jaguar Club News. Classic Car Features Upcoming Events News and information you can use! NEXT ISSUE Featuring to the front, interior is holding up quite well, some wear to driver's side bolster and overall well preserved. Being sold at no reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,840. The second year for the Typhoon, a performance truck with some following in the collector car market. Bid was correct at retail level. Is it time to put together a list of fulure collectible SUVs? #E123-1994 FORD MUSTANG COBRA PACE CAR Convertible. S/N HA LP4502RF158674. Rio Red/saddle leather. December, 2003 Monterey Weekend Visit us online at www.classicshowcase.com Sales: 760.747.9947 Restoration: 760.747.3188 Fax: 760.747.4021 San Marcos, CA 92069-3128 USA • management@classicshowcase.com 69

Page 68

Market Reports  MECUM Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers Road America Auction Elkhart Lake, WI July 19, 2003 Auctioneers:  Number of automobiles offered:  Number of lots sold:  Sale rate:  Sale total:  High sale:  Mike Hagerman, Mark Delzell 99 35 35.3% $529,843 #256, 1995 Ferrari 348 Snyder, at $57,225 including buyer's premium Premium: $300 up to $5,499, $500 to $9,999 and 5% thereafter (Included in prices of sold lots.) Report by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics tion with the Brian Redman International Challenge (better known as the Chicago Historics to those of us who've attended it since the late 1980s), it's the logical extension of a good day out at the track at nearby Road America. Staged once again on the lawn of the Osthoff Resort overlooking Elkhart Lake (the body of water, not the town), there was ample room for a practical yet elegant auction layout for the cars along with the numerous onlookers and bidders. Historically, on Friday and Saturday nights, there has been a concours on the streets of the town, which helped bolster attendance at the auction. This year the actual sale was on Saturday, with previews the day before. With a single evening auction, the maximum number of lots was set at 100 and a total of 99 cars crossed the block. Even with those consignments and a 7 p.m. start, there was some concern that the sale could drag on past midnight. At the start and up through the first 30 lots, things did move relatively slowly. But as the warm and sunny weather N ow in its fifth year and a regular stop on the circuit, the Dana Mecum auction at Elkhart Lake seems to have found its niche. Held in conjunc- ting their kids sit on the ground along those staging lanes, which caused Dana Mecum to bring the auction to a halt, briefly, while the lanes were cleared. With all of the collector car auctions I've attended over the last two turned to clouds and drizzle at sunset, the tempo picked up. The rain also caused crowd control within the tent to become difficult. With the usual arrangement of seating reserved for bidders only, spectators crowded into any covered area they could find under the tent, including the driving lanes for the cars. Some thoughtless parents ended up let- 70  COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONEERS decades, I've seen a few close calls, and can personally attest to the stupidity of being inattentive around a group of old cars. A Fright Pig could lose its brakes in an instant while being piloted by someone who may be driving that car for the first time in their life. Dana's lecture to the parents about letting kids sit in the path of 4,000-pound cars was direct and to the point, and I for one, appreciated it. From that point on, things progressed smartly, with the last lot selling before 11:30 p.m. Mecum- Elkhart Lake, WI 9,470 miles. A repaint so thick that it may have been applied with a trowel. Seasick rippled hood, hole in the middle of the cowl, uninspired panel fit. Dash pad poorly installed. Bumpers replated, remainder of brightwork original and tired. Does seem to run well. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $17,325. The consignor was talked into lifting his reserve at this final bid, wisely passing off this poor restoration to someone else, who can now start to live the dream. Until their Visa is maxed out. #279 1963 AUSTIN HEALEY 3000 MK H - There were no earth-shattering records set, nor any super steals. The audience was knowledgeable and picked over the cars carefully, buying where they saw value and walking away from reserves that were too ambitious, or cars that just had too many needs. I'm sure Dana would like to sell more than 35%, as after all, the first third of a sale generally goes towards fixed costs, and the real profits come from the commissions above that. But he continues to build a loyal crowd, and put on a good show. If the economy improves, without question, the sale rate of this auction will as well. — B.MC. ENGLISH #231 1947 ALLARD K 1 Roadster. S/N - - 71K559. Black/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 3 miles. Mercury flathead with a McCulloch centrifugal supercharger. 12V alternator, electric fuel - Convertible. S/N HBJ7L18048. Black with silver coves/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 51,558 miles. Ancient masking-tape residue on the top trim and gas cap. Fender welting done in black vinyl over chrome, then trimmed on 3 of 4 fenders to reveal brightwork. Exhaust a bit too robust. Several runs scattered throughout the paintwork. Chrome tired. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $21,263. This is your basic 20-footer. Big Healeys are selling well, which means that the prices of great cars ($70–$90k) are dragging up the prices of the not-so-great ones. #216 1964 JAGUAR XICE, SERIES I - Convertible. S/N 881063. Eng. #RA5488-9. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 52,496 miles. Claimed all-original car. Paint getting a semi- pump, and rollbar most likely added to make it durable for the recent Mile Miglias it ran in. Good repaint, with a few chips up front, seats starting to fade. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $47,250. Once it hit the $45K reserve, it was declared sold. Since each Allard is nearly a one-off each one sets its own market. At that, bid was generally in the Allard price range. New owner intends to put it on the VSCRA circuit, so it will be seen again. #217-1958 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100/6 Roadster. S/N BN6L01191. Red with black coves/black vinyl/red piping. LHD. Odo: gloss sheen to it, trunk lid doesn't match remainder of car. Fresh engine work. Missing one wiper arm. Taillamp gaskets shot. Leather heavily worn, but no tears. Top heavily worn but not badly torn. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $33,500. Most likely the consignor was looking more for an "auction appraisal" than to seriously sell the car Originality is wonderful, patina is all right, but then there's plain oldfashioned wear, tear and age. Not an outlandish bid if new driveline is sorted out. #226-1974 JAGUAR XICE SERIES HI Con- vertible. SN 1JE1S25540. Silver/burnt orange leather. RHD. Odo: 56,529 miles. Excepting a very nice older repaint, an original car. Minimal motor prep, but what little grime there is, Sports Car Market

Page 69

Mecum- Elkhart Lake, WI  is congruent with the miles indicated. Newer stereo, LoJack. Atypical of Series Ills, the headrest foam has collapsed. Seat leather good. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $27,563. As a very honest lower mileage Series III, this was a good buy. Should prove to be a decent car if enjoyed in limited amounts. #212-1977 AUSTIN MINI FAUX COOPER S Sedan. S/N XL25HN395439A. Eng. #B20S-317-29a. Medium blue/brown vinyl. cracks in nose at hood corners filled in with touch-up paint. Bumper paint badly faded, remainder of cheap repaint nothing to write home about. Seat bottoms, dash pad, and top stitching pulling apart. Lousy panel fit. Origi- will be held shortly for all the rust that is bubbling all over the body under the fresh repaint. Most wood is delaminating. Front seat bottom stitching is coming loose. Seems to run out fine, driveline will make for a good kit car. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $5,600. Be afraid, be VERY afraid! A lifelong all-season Wisconsin Jaguar that is rapidly dissolving into a pile of iron oxide is hardly a car to be buying at retail LHD. Odo: 955 miles. No importation tag (US DOT) found anywhere on the car. Paperwork with car indicates that it was imported in 1989. Engine has various tweaks not even stock to a real Cooper. Accessory wheel arches, tach, steering wheel. Crude but neat dash wood. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,800. Almost every post-1967 Mini over here (since they were no longer officially imported since then) has been transformed from an imported bodyshell and other parts to eventually create a car I wouldn't want to be in line behind the new owner at the DMV. #204-1985 TVR 280 I Convertible. S/N SA9DH28P7FB019440. Light Blue metallic/ gray leather. LHD. Odo: 27,164 miles. Body Market Reports nal Florida car. No reserve. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $3,300. It 's hard to believe that even the British could build a car this poorly, but if any car is abused and not maintained, it will fall apart (there are enough Fright Pig Rollers out there to prove this). As such, market price for a plastic Capri convertible. #234-1987 JAGUAR XJ-6 Sedan. S/N SAJAV1346HC464433. Silver/black leather. LHD. Odo: 94,678 miles. A coming-out party Prix de M istori u e Austin's Great Vacations & Sports Car Market introduces the I ALY & MONACO CAR COLLECTORS TOUR Join Keith Martin, Cindy Banzer and Steve Austin on a 9-day Car Collector and Motorheads extravaganza Touring in Italy & Monaco; Italian sports car factory tours and museums; admission to collector car auctions with private previews; special seating privileges at the 4th Monaco Historic Races; private paddock tours hosted by celebrity drivers and much more Tour Date: May 9-17, 2004 Tour Price: $3600 per person/twin occupancy/air not inc. For information or reservations, contact Steve Austin at: 1 - - - December, 2003 800 452 8434 or steveaustin@canby.com Please note: For tour quality, we are limiting the tour size to a maximum of 40 people. Please book early 71

Page 70

Market Reports  plus. The seller must be very happy indeed. #256.1-1999 ULTIMA SPORT Coupe. S/N 6R91MPORTX1-15H1002. Silver/dark red vinyl. LHD. Momo steering wheel rather worn. top, very nicely redone wood, fresh repaint, very nice chrome. New front seats, original rear bench. Original windshield gasket dried up and cracking. Original faded seat belts, with right side shoulder belt missing. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,000. Sold right at the price of admission for a real cabriolet, so the buyer did all right, and the seller may have covered restoration costs. A good deal for all parties involved. Various scuffs at the base of the bodywork at the front (curb rash). Door weatherstrips getting torn on the edges. Very dusty in the engine room. Pretty much a Group C prototype car for the street. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $72,000. Currently registered in Wisconsin (not the easiest state to get a title in for a non mass-produced car), so won't be too difficult to license in the other 49 states. Provided that the dealer gets a handle on the real (read that fickle) market for this. GERMAN #257-1958 PORSCHE 356A Coupe. S/N 102951. Red/tan cloth & vinyl. LHD. Aftermarket exhaust, rollbar, K & N air filters, remote oil filter, various other non-stock engine #208-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280 SL Convertible. S/N 113.044-12-011399. Forest green/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 97,034 miles. Air conditioning. Minor kink in hood at the right hood hinge. Hood emblem was relocated too Mecum- Elkhart Lake, WI Windshield gasket dried and cracking. Dual exhaust outlets in rough shape, lightly smoking from the right bank. Dashboard wood trim ends starting to split. Monogram on rear doors. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,900. Bought fairly reasonably, provided that the air suspension holds up and continues to be properly maintained. The short-wheelbase sedans may have less cachet than the LWB limos, but are far better for the owner who drives himself #209-1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL Convertible S/N 107.044-12-014674. Light green metallic/dark green "M-B Tex" vinyl. LHD. Odo: 135,460 miles. Fog lamps, undercoated. Very good repaint. Felt window far rearward from stock location after the repaint. Steering wheel heavily cracking. At least they were quoting from the SCM Price Guide in the window. Cond: 3, NOT SOLD AT $10,000. Not an unrealistic bid, especially since dark green is not highly desirable for a convertible in the US (a better color in Germany or the UK). Overall, a decent but not spectacular driver-grade car that is still all over the place for pricing. #222.1-1971 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Convertible. Dark blue/white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 6,948 miles. Original windshield gasket getting crusty, remainder of the S/N 1512939244. tweaks. Recent repaint. Most weatherstrips and seals hard and crusty. Some rust repair (good and not so good) in trunk. All exterior body plugs are missing. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,013. If the new owner brings it to a PCA event, it had better be a driver's school or autocross, and NOT the concours. The former would be fun with this car, the latter very depressing. Sold right. #237-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 250 SE Convertible. SN 111.023-10-087048. White/navy leather. LHD. Odo: 47,196 miles. Frigking dealer-installed AC. New '14ir weatherstripping is new. They went the cheap route with the replacement running boards (Chinese, in lieu of Mexican or German), otherwise, a very nice and thorough restoration. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $12,920. Since I'm hard pressed to have seen a better restored Bug ragtop at auction, was bought very well. Especially since it's in a rarely seen (and fetching) color combination. #254-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 SWB Sedan. S/N 100.012-12001906. Silver/black leather. LHD. Odo: 26,072 miles. Sunroof, rear windwing glass. Acceptable older repaint. 72  seals starting to get threadbare. Service records. Overall, shows far better condition than miles indicate. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,100. Post-block announced sale (after being bid to $7,600). The most popular color in West Germany of the era, but not so here. Nevertheless, someone got a good deal on an SL that should provide another 100K plus miles with proper care. Just lose those tacky aftermarket wheels. #252.1-1978 PORSCHE 930 Coupe. S/N 9308800392. Mocha brown/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 52,841 miles. Aftermarket steering wheel mounted on column, original in trunk. Engine updated with newer chain tensioners. Alpine AM/FM/cassette. Three large stone chips on trunk lid. Very consistent car. Consigned by long-term SCM'er who deals in 930s. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $21,200. If you can live with the color (it was the color of the 1978 dealer brochure car), this is the 930 to buy. However, it went across the block way too fast (under one minute), so perhaps the auction crew sensed that no one here was going to pay $26K. Sports Car Market

Page 71

Mecum- Elkhart Lake, WI  #202-1985 MERCEDES-BENZ 500 SL Convertible. S/N WDBI070461A021943. Gunmetal/gray leather. LHD. Odo: 101,887 miles. Gray market import. European small Eng. #7125. Red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 18,109 km. Fakey-doo Cal Spyder fiberglass body that sits too low (especially in the rear) and is too narrow for the 330 GTC chassis. Body to tire offset gives it that Lowrider je ne sais quois. Recent paint and leather. If it was done in San Diego, why a km speedo? Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $70,000. So much for my ''there's no ugly Ferrari" argument. Then again, there isn't that much Ferrari in it. Big bucks for a kit car with European-spec Ferrari pieces. A new customs-avoidance scheme, perhaps—import the parts and leave the body? #255-1966 FERRARI 275 GTS Convert- bumpers. Aftermarket rear spoiler and steering wheel. Rattly doors. Rust starting under chrome on front bumper. Loose front air dam. Runs rich. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $6,500. To those three-pointed Star fans out there who think that I hate these SLs, I really don't. I just can't recommend buying any car that is not maintained and has no dealer support like this one. Car wasn't worth bid, and good SLs can't be had at this money. ITALIAN #227-1964 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. SN 330GT 6229. Silver/ Very tired paint and chrome. Home-made center console with AM/FM/8-track. Left front clip rewelded in engine bay. Hood insulation duct taped in spots. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $130,000. Celebrity status (or claims thereof) doesn't do much to help here. Condition is the watchword, and there's a lot to watch out for here. At least it wasn't billowing out clouds of white smoke from the tailpipes. Yet. #276-1981 FERRARI 308 GTSi Targa black leather. LHD. Odo: 99,413 miles. Fully restored 10+ years and 10K miles ago, including engine tear-down and rebuild (paperwork proves it). Seat dye starting to get thin. Some weatherstripping for door glass cracking. Gas staining on manifold from carbs draining down in storage. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $26,000. Remember, there's no such thing as an ugly Ferrari. Less visually stimulating than others perhaps, but the four-headlighter is only so from the front. Worth more than purported bid Was at this venue last year with similar results. #241-1966 FERRARI CAL SPYDER REPLICA Convertible. SN 330GT 7125. ,4 t1.644  ' . 1,111-f Coupe. S/N ZFFAA02A0B0034581. Red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 8,599 miles. "Dealer installed turbo." Air conditioning. Some windshield sealant pulling loose. Gorgeous original ible. S/N 275GTS07599. Dark blue/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 83,440 km. Claimed first owner was Raquel Welch (with two since) and that this car was used in the 1967 movie "Fathom." Market Reports rear tires, fronts getting thin. Rear glass starting to fog (delaminate) at bottom. Somewhat high cold idle. Very nice original paint. Heck, just nice original overall. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $33,000. Pretty much market price. Here in Minnesota, we call these Walter Mondials, due to being unimpressive in the looks department, with mundane performance, poor track record, and inability to be campaigned with success. #248-1991 LAMBORGHINI DIABLO Coupe. S/N ZA9DUO7P4MLA12352. Red/ tan leather. LHD. Odo: 32,583 miles. Fitted with rear wing. Somewhat high cold idle speed. Pristine original paint. Very highly detailed and dealer prepped. Very few signs of light wear from use (perhaps three paint chips on the nose, very light wear on the seat bottoms). Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $75,000. Doubtful that there were any players on it, since "bid" was the general market on the car Performed its true function at this event quite well (ooh-aah draw for spectators), as the tent lost over half of its population after it left the auction block. #256-1995 FERRARI 348 SPYDER Convertible. S/N ZFFRG43A9S0099338. Fly Yellow/black leather. LHD. Odo: 16,612 miles. Heavier than expected wear on driver's-seat outboard bolster paint with only a few nicks on the vent panels. Minor door panel wear on the tops. Originally owned by the manager of the band Cheap Trick. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $39,900. Rock- star provenance, combined with non-stock turbocharger equals proceed with extreme caution. Even with minimal miles, expect previous maximum use. Welcome to my nightmare, don't bother to call the Dream Police. #243-1988 FERRARI MONDIAL 3.2 QUATTROVALVOLE Coupe. S/N ZFFX021A8J0075652. Red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 19,971 miles. Ultra clean interior. New December, 2003 and leather steering wheel rim. Large number of paint chips unattended to on the nose. Top in near perfect condition. Heavily dealer prepped. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $57,225. Having just had its scheduled service, was bought 73

Page 72

Market Reports  well. Just don't expect to turn it for a profit, as it is still a late model used car. JAPANESE #201-2002 HONDA S2000 Convertible. S/ N IHMAP11472T002433. Silver/black leather. LHD. Odo: 8,003 miles. Hard top. Very is encased in house wire conduit. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $29,000. Since most modern collectors don't have the patience for these cars (geared low, non-synchronized transmissions, high maintenance), they usually attract a smaller clientele. Since they trade in the $30K to $50K range, it wasn't going to change hands there. minimal signs of light usage (minute pain scratches), very good used car dealer style prep inside, outside, and underhood. Overall very nice used car. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $26,000. BMW needs to buy Chris "Bungle" Bangle one of these, so he'll know why we diehard BMW guys are ignoring his Z4 in droves. Mark my words, S2000s will be one of the top 10 collector cars of the 2000s in the future. Of course, that not saying much. SOUTH AFRICAN #249-2002 CAV FORD GT40 Coupe. S/N 1A04MONOB66. Dark blue metallic with grey stripe/black vinyl. LHD. New production with Vent wings, power brakes, aftermarket radio. Undercoated. Fiberglass top is very textured. Very clean and correct underhood. Repainted in 2001, mostly excellent chrome, fresh interior. Tail dragger. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $28,500. Generally automatics are preferred in T-birds, so this straight-stick car was at the bottom end of what it could've sold for If the consignor wasn't in need of selling, it was worth sitting on for now. #244-1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE light wear from limited use (i.e. demo rides for potential buyers or investors). Build quality commensurate to the Superformance Cobras (also from South Africa); in other words, not bad at all. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $73,000. At this kind of money, you might as well wait a few more months for the real Ford-built continuation car, with 135 more ponies, overhead camshafts (in lieu of pushrods) and a warranty. Of course, you can't call it a GT40. AMERICAN #232-1923 PACKARD SINGLE SIX, SERIES 123 Roadster. S/N BY785856. Light Blue with black fenders/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 34,562 miles. Good older restoration, with authenticity an important factor. Radiator nickel plating needs to be redone, since about a third is worn off. Interesting mix of four types of spark plugs. Cowl electrical harness 74  soft top seal, door pillars lightly gouged from slight door misalignment. Headlight rims heavily paint chipped. Not very spectacular, but very congruent in overall condition. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. White with black interior may not ring everyone's bell, but unrestored Cl 'Vette's (especially cars that haven't seen a repaint) are getting tougher to Sports Car Market Cony. S/N 10867S109967. White/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 99,119 miles. Unrestored, non-repainted, original car. Wear on top lid from the #228-1957 FORD T-BIRD Convertible. S/N D7FH113062. Red/black & white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 49,616 miles. 3-speed manual. white smoke when starting, then clear. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $19,000. At an indicated 22K miles, one wonders how many times the odometer has gone past that (more than one is for certain). A realistic bid on a tired old goat. #214-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO INDY PACE CAR EDITION Convertible. S/N 124679N636258. White with orange accents/ orange nylon and vinyl. LHD. Odo: 67,110 Mecum- Elkhart Lake, WI find. Bid would've been close enough for a motivated seller #258-1965 PONTIAC GTO Convertible. S/N 237675P349940. Maroon/white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 22,683 miles. Non-stock 4-bbl carb & intake manifold, aftermarket valve covers. Dashboard paint chipping in several places, vintage FM converter. Overspray in several panel gaps, trunk lid skewed to the right. Waft of miles. Crudely painted brake lines. Freshly undercoated. Mismatched exhaust outlet lengths and angles. Some fasteners starting to corrode underhood since restoration a few years ago. Right door fit off (high). A very good home resto starting to falter with age. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $30,000. Just a few bids from selling. A bit of a quandary, as its too nice to drive daily, yet needs too much correction to be a show car Most likely will have to drop a grade, from use, before owner will accept a reasonable offer #219-1969 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS 44-2 Coupe. S/N 344879M260750. Dark blue

Page 73

Mecum- Elkhart Lake, WI  metallic/blue vinyl. LHD. Odo: 35,767 miles. Semi-fresh restoration that has some light corrosion starting to set in on all unprotected exposed metal. Not a full-blown resto, since the factory undercoating is under it. Far too many exhaust clamps were used to hold it together, at least it sounds nice. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $12,100. I hate to keep repeating this old mantra, but if this was a Chevelle it would've been bid to twice this amount, yet be half the car an Olds is (as their V8s are far more durable and forgiving than any small- or big-block Chev). As such, another $3K needed. #283-1970 SHELBY GT 350 Fastback. S/N 0F02M482987. Maroon metallic/white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 8,207 miles. Appears to have been restored to a fairly high level in 1988, then used (and uncared for) like a regular car for the miles indicated. A/C, requisite Carroll Shelby signed glovebox door. Undercarriage, 65 + Cars In Inventory Buying, Trading and Consigning American Classics, Eurosports, Rolls/Bentley and Collection Liquidations. Always Buying. Web: Vin tagemotorssarasota.com 1927 Bentley 4.5 Liter ,inden Plas Tourer DK green orig. 'DP body ready to tour $315.000 1962 Jaguar SI E-Type Roadster Opal Burgundy/Bisquit Stunning nut & bolt restoration $76,500 1956 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKII Drophead Olde English White/Red/Black canvas top restored $99,500 1966 Jaguar E-Type Roadster Red / new black leather interior / top Motor Numbers match $46,500 1996 Ferrari 355 Spyder Red/Tan 32K miles 30K Miles service performed $89.000 December, 2003  Tempero is proud to create hand-crafted reproductions of many of the world's most famous sports and racing cars. Our cars are based on the manufacturer's original designs, and are built to each customer's individual specifications. They have been upgraded to reflect modern requirements of safety and performance. Each car is lovingly and skillfully constructed from sheet aluminum using the time-honored methods employed by reputable coach building companies. Classics start at $130,000. 3 XKSS In Production Temper() has also custom-built these 1950-1960 racing classics: Short Nose D-Type C ype Lightweight E-Type X.I13 Lister Costin 75 XKSS DBR2 57-,v).1-0 criA Irsh miles. All original car, including very tired paint. Wrinkles in nose paint (stretch marks?). Holes in the rear deck from a former luggage rack. Runs smoothly, but very rich. Left taillamp out. Chrome lifting on the rear bumpers. Seat wear matches miles. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $7,500. Good news: it's all original. Bad news: it's all original. A good example of how NOT to store a car New owner didn't get a bargain, since he will be replacing every fluid, belt, 'Wniaa e VINTAGE MOTORS EXCLUSIVE FACTORY AGENT OF • ROM oaar TO 1151 ,  •  r'Pk. 410. • • - -t"Sn't I l&A MI DAILY E3 Odo: 4,450 miles. Minimal signs of light use, most notably is the entire 4,450 miles of brake dust still on the wheels. It couldn't have been used too hard, since the original Michelins are not even feathered on the edges and still look new. Hood insulation loose on edge. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $43,000. No records being set here today, so it back into storage for you, pal. It's going to take a few more decades for the price curve to go back up for this "instant collectible. "• wheels, and engine room hardware corroding. Light smoker. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $31,000. The consignor must still imagine the car rolling out of the restoration shop in 1988 when factoring its current value. Too bad that it now has 15 years of regular use on it. Bid reflected current reality. #240.1-1973 CHEVROLET CORVETTE T-Top Coupe. S/N 1Z37T3S419165. Ivy green metallic/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 35,501 Market Reports filter and hose that should've been replaced since 1978. #230.1-1996 DODGE VIPER GTS Coupe. S/N 1B3ER69E4TV200488. Daytona Blue with white stripes/black leather. LHD. OF SA RA SO TA , I N C. Web: Vintagemotorssarasota.com MOTOR S 2836 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234. LISA Phone: 941-355-6500 Fax: 941-359-0810 salesra temperocars.com

Page 74

Market Reports  CHRISTIE'S Christie's Paleis Het too, Apeldoorn, Holland August 31, 2003 Auctioneer:  Number of automotive lots:  Number of automotive lots sold:  Sale rate:  Sale total:  Wink.   Dermot Chichester 53 27 51% $1,960,633 7 Lrf, I /LW uuguill IJI 101L DI,nni4; 7E7 Atalante Rollback Coupe sold at S617,425, including buyer's premium Premium: 17.5% on the first 580,000, 10% thereafter (Included in prices of sold lots.) Report by Richard Hudson And although neither the 51% hit rate nor the $1,960,633 sale total were particularly impressive, the auctioneers did secure buyers for three out of five Bugattis offered, four of them being pre-war models. The front-of-house star lot, a 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante with factory-crafted coachwork and very unusual rollback top which was invited to grace the grass at Pebble Beach in 2002, raised $617,425 from the new owner and will remain in Holland. A 1928 T43 Bug, suggested though not proven to have been an official team car in the 1928 Mille Miglia and definitely rebodied with the current possibly non-works-built Grand Sport bodywork, also fetched the $398,437 minimum being sought. A less-than-forecast $119,559 was accepted for a still wonderfully original looking, and certainly all matching numbers intact 1934 T57 with elegantly proportioned, Bugatti-made Galibier sports-sedan coachwork. The Bugs that stuck fast, unsold, were a T57 with drophead coupe body by Corsica of London, which had been in receipt of an early 1990s makeover by UK specialist Ivan Dutton, unsold at $265,440 and a modern 1995 Italian-built EB110 GT also unwanted at an insufficient $210,140. Five out of six cars consigned from the Ado Blaton Collection made the block, 76  hristie's erected their tent within the grounds of the Royal Palace of Het Loo at Apeldoorn in a heavily wooded part of eastern Holland near the border with the much bigger German oldtimer market. For the International Motor Cars team and sale organizer, their Brussels-based expert Philip Kantor, this new venture, which took place at the end of the second day of a major Concours d'Elegance event at the venue, was a brave attempt to establish a second Continental mainland auction to their now annual fixture during the annual Paris Retromobile. C - Evans Market opinions in italics the late Belgian industrialist's 1927 New York Auto Show Cadillac Sport Phaeton no-showing, reportedly having been damaged in transit. Blaton's brother Jean raced under the pseudonym "Beurlys" and his son-in-law was multiple Le Mans winner Jacky Ida. His 1961 Cadillac Series 6700 Fleetwood Limo, which had formerly transported Princess Lilian, wife to King Leopold III of Belgium, during the early 1960s, made the necessary $44,185. Both his 1960 Bentley S2 and 1962 Silver Cloud III Roller, which had done service Stateside, made a way of guide price $51,982 and a mid-estimate $33,788, respectively. Among noteworthy low-mileage cars to change hands here, an only 7,000 miles from new in 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster made an over-estimate $67,577. A brace of Ferrari exhibits at the 1987 Dutch Motor Show were also still very original, though, sensibly, both had had their cam belts freshly renewed; the Testarossa making $45,485 and the Mondial $44,185. Two other Maranello-built classics failed to hook buyers however, with the 1954 Stockholm Motor Show 1953-dated 250 Europa Series coupe abandoned at $292,620 and a 1966 275GTS Roadster unsold at $110,600. This was a very well-supported sale staged in a super setting. In a collector vehicle auction starved part of the world, Dutch, Belgian and German enthusiasts will be hoping that Christie's will have been encouraged by the results from their first experience at this venue to set up their rostrum at next year's event.—RH-E. ENGLISH #65-1937 BENTLEY 4%-LITRE Parallel Door Sedanca Coupe. Body by James Young. S/N B28KT. Eng. #H4BE. Blue over blue/black. RHD. Odo: 49,409 miles. Rare ex- . IR  -A. -. 4• IP a ,  ,r •  ' ' :---' BRISTOL 404 Burgundy/gray with burgundy piping. RHD. Odo: 78,176 miles. Upgraded to a D2 spec motor at some time. A cosmetic refurbishment was done in the mid 1990s, repaint and retrim still generally good but some areas are polish-scratched. Engine bay a let down since a bunch of banana manifolds are in need of painting. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $44,240. Deserved to sell for around $44,000, not the $57,000 minimum sought. These are an acquired taste, and seem to bound around between $25,000 and $50,000. This bid was fair enough. #41 1958 JAGUAR XK 150 3.4 Fixed - Head Coupe. S/N SB35664DN. Eng. #V46788. Green/red. LHD. Odo: 19,024 km. An older restoration—paint now has many marks, the 11111 1 1 1 1111 1 11 11Mn I 4) Christies - Apeldoorn, Holland . front quarter light surrounds are corroded, retrim is still good but the trunk is dirty. Successfully completed the 1992 Liege-RomeLiege retro rally. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $27,291. In view of a necessary repaint, the near midestimate result is slightly generous. Its 1992 rallying was really a very long time ago, and no guarantee that it is still in fine fettle. 1960 BENTLEY S2 Sedan. S/N B 289 LBR. Eng. #144 BB. Lugano Blue/tan with #42 - US survivor with parallel non-hinging doors. James Young plaques on sills. Good older repaint with only a few minor marks. Some chrome surfaces corroded and leather seats are old and worn. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $100,714. Few Bentleys with doors like these were made. Correctly valued by buyer at $6,700 below the low estimate. With some thorough detailing, will be quite an interesting car #56 1954 BRISTOL 404 Fixed Head Coupe. S/N 404/1/3. Eng. #874/100/D2. - blue piping. LHD. Odo: 9,289 km. Originally delivered to NYC then belonged to an Arizona resident from 1974-87. Many minor flaws in paint but chrome is good. Interior leather suffers from cracking. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $51,982. More than one punter really wanted this fully charted S2, to end up with $18,000 over the low estimate. Outside the auction tent, Sports Car Market

Page 75

Chri sties - Apeldoorn, Holland  I believe it would struggle to get to $38,000. Chalk this one up to the magic of the atmosphere. #43-1962 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD III Sedan. S/N LSCX 65. Eng. #SX 32 C. Dark green/tan. LHD. Odo: 43,859 miles. First owned in Maryland, and was part of the Blaton Collection since 1988. Thickly repainted, now with some bubbling, chrome is just fair and the original leather is cracking but still squashy. The wood trim is in good condition. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $33,788. Mid-estimate valuation is about right. One has to wonder if the designers of the new '03 Rolls wi 1 I eventually get it right like the Cloud III guys did Massive and elegant is the word here, and the new Rolls is really more massive than pleasing to look at. #68-1965 JAGUAR XKE 4.2 Special Fixed Head Coupe. Body by Frua. S/N 7E 6388-9. Eng. #7E 6388-9. Silver/black. RHD. Odo: 34,404 miles. A Frua redesign, commissioned by John Coombs. Originally red. Paint is now totally flat with some ravine-sized Travel begins here . . . Stephanie Warrington The Official Travel Agent for Sports Car Market Specializing in International Travel, Custom Vacations & Groups email: stephanie@wtpdx.com  503 231.5103 800.594.0805   HALEY The MOTORSPORTS Collection - Grand Prix - 700 NE Multnomah, #478 Portland OR 97232 World Travel Inc. Prints & Posters Models Books Automobila & More Limited-Edition Fine Art Motoring Prints by Nicholas Watts Jay Koka Randy Owens John Ketchell Sports Cars Fl - Le Mans www.haleymotorsports.com View & Order Online  December, 2003 Telephone (636) 828-4389 cat ,/ shrinkage. Leather is crazed. Despite air scoop in hood, a shortened rear end, and a larger rear window, it's still ugly although unique. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $37,604. Nobody wanted it at Christie 's London sale either This is the kind of car where the seller parades around proclaiming, "It's a custom one-off by a famous designer" and the audience replies, "Who cares? Nasty looking thing." #48-1967 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW I Sedan. S/N SRX 3158. Eng. #3158. Garnet/double magnolia/magnolia, discreet magnolia. LHD. Odo: 55,675 miles. Sold Market Reports new in California and mileage is likely to be correct. Factory air conditioning. Repainted in 1993 upon acquisition—the paint and chrome are still excellent but the original leather is dirty and crazed. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $28,590. Fully priced for this year Roller, but not a stupid price. However, these cars are always just one major malfunction away from being parked forever Their value just doesn't support a $10,000 engine redo. #54-1970 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW Convertible. Body by H.J. Mul liner Park Ward. S/N DRX 7638. Eng. #7638. Black/red. LHD. Odo: 67,580 miles. Originally Alpine Gray when displayed at the 1970 UMW 9 dr =II I' , 44rom, :04 air Brussels Auto Show. Owned at one time by the late Alfred Heineken. Paint is old and is showing signs of shrinkage on the top of the driver's door. Chrome very good, but old retrim is worn and grubby. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $46,784. Sold for $40,608 at Christie 's Paris, this year Once all the commissions and transport are subtracted, seller would be lucky to come out even. A car that will need everything to be glorious again. You can't take the Chequered Flag if your car doesn't make the event! COSDEL INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION The only experienced shipper of high-value sports and racing cars to road, track and concours events world-wide • We take care of everything! You just FLY & DRIVE! Martin E. Button Inc. Phone: 415-777-2000 > Fax: 415-543-5112 Email: info@cosdel.com 111 IV  .:11. 'I Quality Service Since 1960 We are the exclusive shipper for all three major Monterey Auctions. 77

Page 76

Market Reports  #33-1973 JAGUAR XICE SIII V12 Road- ster. S/N ES3V/2UD/52239. Eng. #7S10248. Red/beige. LHD. Odo: 7,020 miles. (though unproven). Disappeared during WWII until a 1947 sighting in northern Czechoslovakia. Paint polish-marked, nickel plating dull, bonnet strap and leather worn. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $398,437. Just barely made the low estimate. Regarded by some as a road-going version of the Type 35B Grand Prix car, with its supercharged 2.3-liter straight-eight engine. Clarifying the history would help the value immensely. #69-1934 BUGATTI TYPE 57 Sports Air conditioning, a rare manual transmission and still original apart from some repainting to bonnet. Delivered new to Illinois, acquired later by vendor via Jimmy Wanko of Miami for $100,000! Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $67,577. Low mileage and originality responsible for $10,700 over low estimate paid. One of the strongest prices we've seen in years for the rather ponderous SIlls. I'm sure the red color and manual gearchange helped. FRENCH #60-1908 DE DION BOUTON TYPE BG 4-Seater Rear Entrance Tonneau. S/N 395. Eng. #23244. Green over white/green. RHD. Odo: miles. Early 1990s restoration. Repaint shut-line is unusual. A nicely preserved example. Repainted several times over the years, now with chips and shrinkage. Ye olde leather is nicely squashy. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $119,559. Well landed for $16,300 below high estimate, probably about right for time-warp sports sedan Bug. Decent performance from dual-cam 8-cylinder 135-hp engine. #34-1936 BUGATTI TYPE 57 ATALANTE Roll-Back Coupe. S/N 57432. Eng. #315. Black over yellow over black/ brown. RHD. Odo: 34,870 miles. One of only four such beauties made. Lovely original and nickel plating is still good—retrim slightly weathered, however. Wood spoke wheels flawed. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $36,387. Charming, event-ready Edwardian deserved the top estimate price paid. A very inexpensive way to get into some of the great events. Sometimes older restorations that have mellowed are the very best buys—no worry about concours scratches, just enjoy. #52-1928 BUGATTI TYPE 43 GRAND SPORT 4-Seater Roadster. S/N 43219. Eng. #67. Burgundy/black. RHD. Odo: 24,214 km. Rebodied with period body in Switzerland pre 1990. Possibly took part in 1928 Mille Miglia Sedan. S/N 57154. Eng. #29. Black/yellow. RHD. Odo: 33,481 miles. Pillarless Galibier bodywork by factory. Door overlap on center only fair. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $265,440. Nobody here prepared to match $340,000 required for not particularly pretty open Bug. #55-1958 FACEL VEGA FV3B 2-Door Coupe. S/N FV3B 58311. Eng. #2Y 453772. Gray over blue/red. LHD. Odo: 58,277 miles. Underwent $63,000 restoration in 1992. Stored for jilea - 0  .1014 4.111, ply  — lAtak4 Ile  .A Christtes - Apeldoorn, Holland many years since—used only sparingly until recently. Panels and fit sound. Paint is nice but chrome has polish marks. Interior still fresh looking. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $45,485. Lower estimate was forthcoming which seemed to be enough even though Facel Vegas like this have become quite rare. Cosmetically, they are exceptionally fussy and difficult to restore, so this done car was well bought. #72-1962 CITROEN 2CV SAHARA 4WD Desert Utility. S/N 0449. Eng. #05400113/ 0540094. Green/beige. LHD. Odo: 97,555 km. One of 700 twin-engined 2CVs produced and , features intact including working bureau-style roll-top, super streamlined-bodied Marchals, distinctive finishers on front fender tails and rear fender lead-ins. Prewar evented, 1988 restored. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $617,425. 2001 Pebble Beached, repaint, brightwork and interior all excellent. Comfortably within estimate band, valuation correct. A true blue-chip collectible, and the Pebble Beach provenance generally means the work is topflight. #59-1937 BUGATTI TYPE 57 Drophead Coupe. Body by Corsica. S/N 57485. Eng. #364. Dark blue over silver over blue/gray and blue. RHD. Odo: 11,901 miles. Based stateside pre-1988, restoration by UK specialist Ivan Dutton, repaint and rechrome still very good. Retrim fair but slightly grubby. Wood 78  only 25 survivors. A combination of two cars were used in 2000 to complete the restoration. Front fenders have orange peel, seats are inappropriately trimmed in posh suede and engine bay is far from concours. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $23,392. Although auctioneers and vendor were seeking slightly more, price paid was enough for oddball. Twin engines are coordinated through a shared throttle cable. Watch out when it starts to stretch. #53-1995 BUGATTI EB 110GT Coupe. S/N 061. Burgundy metallic/beige. LHD. Odo: 20,278 km. Although in the same Sports Car Market

Page 77

Chris ties - Apeldoorn, Holland  rubber perished. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $15,595. $4,200 over high estimate was forthcoming for one of the first early Beetles to leave post-war VW factory. Early VWs, with their tiny windows and semaphore turn signals, are truly cult cars and often command surprising prices. #57-1961 PORSCHE 356B S 90 Coupe. S/N 116712. Eng. #802942. Ivory/black. LHD. Odo: 22,365 miles. Super 90 engine. Repaint is now fattish but rechrome color combination, this car has a different SN and mileage than the car in the catalog (SIN 096). One of just 108 produced between 199195. Marked paint from high speeds and minor wear to driver's seat. Leather slightly dingy. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $210,140. These Bug supercars have reportedly changed hands for $240k (or even more), but not this one, not here, not today. As each new supercar comes out (Mercedes SLR, etc.) the value of old ones gets harder to justify. GERMAN #63-1933 MERCEDES-BENZ 380K 4-Door Sedan. Body by Sindelfingen. SIN 95291. Eng. #95291. Black over red over black/double gold. LHD. Odo: 492,990 km. Market Reports Eng. #0323EU. Red/blue. LHD. Odo: 48,289 km. 1954 Stockholm Motor Show stand car, Venezuela based until 1980 repatriation to Italy, where restored. Four times Mille Miglia retro participant. Engine, suspension and brakes rebuilt 1999-2001. Repaint still good, headlamp rim dented and wheel rims dull. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $289,620. Christie's and vendor were looking for $50,000 more—they were right to hold out. Early 250s have really been coming on strong the past few months, as buyers .figure out they are handsome, rare and undervalued. #29-1960 ALFA ROMEO 2000 Convert- ible. Body by Touring. S/N AR 1020401698. Eng. #AR 00204. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 21,376 km. Older restoration with good panel still good. Interior looks to be mostly original. Tools and owner's manual included. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $26,000. Mid-estimate/retail valuation spot-on for apparently sound, though unexceptional example of 90bhp I 592cc engined 356. B coupes used to be the poor man's way to enjoy a 356, but even spotty examples like this one are getting expensive. ITALIAN #73-1953 FERRARI 250 EUROPA SI 2Seater. Body by Pininfarina. SN 0323EU. fit, respray is polish-marked. Engine bay neglected apart from polished air-intake rams for Weber quartet. Comes with factory hardtop. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $31,189. Thanks to competing bidders, near top estimate was paid for apparently rot-free example of a great looker. The Webers (replacing the factory Solexes) are a real plus if they are set up properly. Full market, but not a stupid price. #62-1966 FERRARI 275 GTS Convert- Arrived in Mexico in 1957, then went to Alabama and Florida residencies. A US restoration was done pre-1990. Paint, chrome and interior now ripe for next cosmetic makeover. Not running, supercharger broken. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $121,600. Plenty for this WWII staff car, especially with all of its needs. And when you're all done, you still have a four-door sedan, not a special roadster. Or even a cabriolet. And what's fiat rate for supercharger R&R? #35-1949 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2Door Sedan. SN 383890. Eng. #0665945. Gray/red. LHD. Odo: 13,632 km. Older restoration, repaint is now dull. Split rear window, ible. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 6461. Eng. #6461. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 41,741 miles. Claimed engine and gearbox rebuild in 2002. Many touched-up stone chips and flaws in paint, chrome is OK. Edge of engine bay is WANTED AC Bristol, Alfa, Allard, Amilcar, Alta, Bandini, 328 BMW, Bugatti, Cisitalia, Cooper, Dagrada, DB, Delage, Delahaye, DeSanctis, Denzel, Devin, Elva, Ermini, Fiat 8V, Fraser Nash, Giannini, Giaur, GN, Gordini, HRG, Isis, Kieft, Lancia, Lola, Lotus, Moretti GS, Nardi, OSCA, Porsche, Riley, Siata, Taraschi, Tojero, Veritas, Volpini, Wonderer or any similar two or single seat car in any condition. Finder's fee paid gladly. Exports 8375 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90069 BB One Raymond Milo, le patron December, 2003 323.656-7483 bbone8v@dslextreme.com fax 323.654.8788 79

Page 78

Market Reports  JAPANESE #46-1968 HONDA S800 Fixed Head Coupe. S/N 1005852. Eng. #1008402. White/ black. LHD. Odo: 62,380 km. Never imported Christies - Apeldoorn, Holland scraped. Leather seats are grubby. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $110,600. 275 GTSs seem to bounce between $125,000 and $175,000, depending on condition of car and motivation of bidders. The $150k low estimate was too high, but the high bid of $110k was too low. Try splitting the difference. #25-1987 FERRARI MONDIAL 3.2 Convertible. Body by Pininfarina. S/N ZFFUD148000064417. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 29,224 km. Exhibited at the 1987 Dutch Motor Show. All original car with very minor cosmet hit of any event they show up at. And isn't that a big, although often unspoken, part of what this whole collecting thing is all about? #71-1929 PIERCE-ARROW 6-VV1NDOW to the US due to emission regulations. 11,500 produced. Repaint is thick and unremarkable but original interior is in good condition. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $10,507. Thanks to ravages of dreaded tin worm, these unitaryconstruction mini GTs with 8000 rpm screamer motors are becoming quite rare in Euroland. Nonetheless, low estimate of $15,000 was aggressive, bid of $10k not insulting. SPANISH #49-1954 PEGASO Z-102 SII Fixed Head Coupe. Body by Saoutchik. S/N 01021500148. Eng. #0102-0170148. Black over red/tan. LHD. Odo: 58,320 km. 1954 Paris ic wear. An all-important cambelt service was done in 2002. Cond: I-. SOLD AT $44,185. Likely to be the one of the best around, which explains the $4,000 over high estimate paid. Mondials will never be collectible, but given their high maintenance costs, paying a little more for a good one like this is highly warranted. #27-1987 FERRARI TESTAROSSA Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 67557. Eng. #00114. Red/red. LHD. Odo: 28,583 miles. Another 1987 Dutch Motor Salon display car. Restored in US prior to entrance into 1994 Pebble Beach concours. Paint is excellent, screen rubber and driver's side guttering are damaged. Retrim slightly dirty, full harness, Marchal spots and a recent engine rebuild. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $165,900. The "bought in figure (ifyou add commission to the high bid) was $25,000 less than the required minimum. Interesting about the full harness—implies car has been driven hard, a mark of bravery given scarcity of parts. AMERICAN Show stand car. Again, still all original with only minor cosmetic wear and a cambelts change in 2002. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $45,485. Again, low mileage and unspoiled originality was responsible for high estimate being reached. Interesting that the low estimate was just $34k—the lowest I've seen yet for a nice car 1 keep thinking they just can't be worth any less, and then... 80 #21-1924 INDIAN SCOUT Motorcycle With Sidecar. Eng. #AG 5386. Red An older restoration done to museum/ display rather than show/concours standards—now all slightly dull. Genuine Indian ammeter mounted on crossbar is nice. The sidecar may possibly be non-period. Cond: 1, SOLD AT $12,996. Just past low estimate, spot-on valuation. And for not very much money, the new owner will surely be the mounted spare wheels topped with mirrors. An older restoration. Respray only slightly polishmarked, interior fabric and braiding still very sound but scruffy trunk on back. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $35,392. Auctioneers called it a day at $8,600 under reserve. 1920s Americans have become difficuh to move at any price on this side of the pond. There's no installed user base, and few venues where they can be used in a fun way. #44-1961 CADILLAC 6700 Limousine. Body by Fleetwood. S/N CA 61S070810. Eng. #61S070810. Black/black and gray. LHD. Odo: 57,119 km. Documents file confirmed Sedan. S/N 200/4561. Eng. #A/5885. Dark blue/black. LHD. Odo: 5,636 miles. Standard production specifications with twin fender- that this Caddy first transported Prince Lilian of Belgium (wife to King Leopold III), before joining Blaton Collection from which it had been directly consigned. Older repaint with minor marks, good chrome and original interior. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $44,185. Likely to be unrepeatable provenance. This finned Royal 's originality is responsible for it making as much as it did, which, although short of the projected minimum, was still all the money. These barges trade in a very, very thin market.• Sports Car Market

Page 79

Bonhams - Goodwood Circuit, UK  EB Bonhams Goodwood Revival Race Meeting Sale, Goodwood Circuit, Sussex, UK September 5, 2003 Auctioneers:  Number of automotive lots:  Number of automotive lots sold:  Sole rate:  Sole total:  Robert Brooks and James Knight 41 24 59% $2,989,270 High sale: ...Lot #108, 1931/33 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Touring-style roadster sold at $894,375. Premium: 15% on the first 580,000, 10% thereafter (Included in prices of sold lots.) Report by Richard Hudson or the second year running, Bonhams pitched a no-frills auction tent in a Sussex field just across the road from the Goodwood circuit for a sale at the conclusion of Friday's practice for the Revival race weekend. However, unlike their own recent 33%, German economydepressed experience during the Oldtitner meeting at the Niirburgring or, only just across the border in Holland the previous weekend, the Christie's (57% sale-rate) fixture at the Paleis Het Loo in Holland, at least there were buyers here for all the top lots. Indeed, with the heavens opening just before the sale and not an umbrella being carried on what had, until then, been a truly "Glorious Goodwood" day, the auction marquee became the rain shelter to be seen in! Top seller under Robert Brooks' gavel, making an over mid-estimate $894,375 with premium, was the much "re-created" 1931-33 dated Alfa 8C 2300 Roadster with chassis shortened and coachwork in Touring style. Reckoned to have been in pre-war ownership of a French aristocrat of Polish extraction, one Count Januszkowski, who employed it for high-speed getaway transport following the Nazi invasion of Paris, in recent years it had been exposed at all the right happenings by Roger Saul, the newly deposed head of the Mulberry fashion goods brand. F Another big dollar lot, again pulling just over mid-estimate money with premium, December, 2003  - Evans Market opinions in italics was a 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT Fixed Head Coupe in current historic race spec, among whose recent "celebrity" pilots have been no less than two racing Knights, Stirling Moss and Jack Brabham, as well as Le Mans-winner Bertrand Gachot and Dire Straits guitarist Mark Knopfler. The clearly on-the-button fixed head coupe raised $527,085 after determined bidding by dealers and historic racers. All five English classics from the deceased estate of Karl Ragnar Astrom from Lapland went to new homes, led by a 1930 Bentley Speed Six 6-1/2-liter Le Mans replica, for which a forecast $308,460 was forthcoming. The trade snapped up his 1931 4 1/2-liter Le Mans replica for a well underguide price of $159,795. Both appeared to be cosmetically sound, only requiring likely straightforward mechanical recommissioning. The model high $74,094 paid for his 1976 Roller Corniche convertible can be explained by single ownership and only 199 kilometers on the odometer. Another strong performance was put up by the Lotus Formula One and later Tasman Series raced T21-Climax that was driven to 1961 U.S. GP victory by Innes Ireland. Following authentic restoration to Team Lotus 1-1/2-Litre Fl form, though with Hewland Mk5 rather than ZF transmission, the oh-so-handsome single-seater deservedly made a near top estimate $247,245. A formerly East Coast-raced 1956 Cooper T39 "Bobtail" sports racer, again with Coventry Climax 1-1/2-liter four in the tail (though very freshly re-chassised and with a newly made Citron-ERSA gearbox), raised a better-than-expected $77,592. As for the entertainments outside the tent, three depressingly "modern" trends would appear to be in the ascendant. On the track, the "After you, Claude" and look-after-each-other's-cars approach of traditional retro-eventers would appear to be on the way out as the win-at-all costs brigade competing for the top awards indulged in much bodily contact, some of which verged on vandalism. Off the track, meanwhile, thanks to much pre-event hype on mainstream television and in a national newspaper, newcomers—for the most part unsuitably attired in sponsored baseball caps, vulgar T-shirts and awful shorts—had infested the proceedings and are in danger of swamping the period feel of what is a unique occasion. For unless the organizers are very careful, "Dedicated Followers of Fashion" who clearly invest much time and money in dressing the Goodwood part will be deterred from so doing if, visually, they are to become the minority, their status reduced to that of some eccentric fancy dress act. Thirdly, on Friday the dreaded corporate parasite had hatched out in significant numbers, magnetized for the most part not by genuine interest or any desire to contribute anything meaningful to the event itself, but simply making the most of another freebie Market Reports away from the office. Maybe for what has become a major sporting event such commercialization is inevitable, although too many of "the wrong crowd" has to be regretted. Happily, apart from the racing (most of which, at least further down the grid, was cleanly conducted) the race cars in their well dressed paddock setting, as well as all the display vehicles and their attendant crews in period-attire, and ye olde agricultural vehicles and farm workers rending the infield, had obviously been most carefully selected and were certainly up to the usual high standards one has come to expect from Lord March and team. For old car nuts who are prepared to don sports jacket or blazer, collared shirt and tie, and flat cap/trilby/boater for just one day or weekend, this unique fixture has become an international treasure and, as such, your correspondent would humbly suggest, it should be preserved as much as possible as-is, and not allowed to drift.—R.H-E. ENGLISH #109-1959 MGA Police Roadster. S/N GHN 70453. Ivory/red. RHD. One of 50 as supplied to Lancashire cops, 1998 restoration with period-correct police gear, 2002 Goodwood course car. Paint blemishes, some plating going off, screen base rubber perished. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $19,080. Now simply not sharp enough to warrant $22,000 asking price. #131 1990 JAGUAR XJ13 REP- LICA Roadster. Body by Proteus. S/ N 002. BRG/blue. RHD. Odo: 3,978 miles. Aluminum-sheeted frame, Fiberglass panels, dummy rivets replaced with real ones! Orange peely front, crazing to driver's side front fender, many chips, 12 intakes for fuel-injected VI2 on show under Perspex. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $66,780. Any plastic - - 81 bodied, spaceframed rep (better cop

Page 80

Market Reports  ies of 1966-made original have been of ahmonocoque construction) is unlikely to raise $86,900 being sought here. #114-1930 BENTLEY SPEED SIX 6'A LITER LE MANS REPLICA 4-Seat Tourer. S/N LR2777. Eng. #LR2783. Blue/dark blue. RHD. Odo: 983 miles. Former Gurney some touching-in here and there, chrome excellent, seat leather scuffed, art deco sunburst door trims, top fresh, engine bay well presented. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $60,420. Although circa $74,000 was being sought (presumably as coachwork design by Freddie Mar, heir to Duke of Richmond and Gordon of Goodwood sale venue owning family), as presented, $54,000 would have been more realistic valuation. #142-1947 BENTLEY MK VI 4%-LITER SPECIAL Roadster. Body by Jack Bond. S/N B303BG. Eng. #B351B. BRG/red. - Bonhams - Goodwood Circuit, UK early Landy, hence $5,000 over estimate paid. #101 1953 AUSTIN A90 ATLANTIC Coupe. S/N BE2/101522. Eng. #1B 136782. Romney Blue/gray. RHD. Odor 66,753 miles. 2002 completed down to bare metal and mechanical refurb claimed, though Nutting bodied coupe. Painted metal panels bumpy, fabric bodywork excellent, kick chips to door apertures, brightwork and leather good, rusting exhaust, engine bay needs TLC after two years storage. VP-rep rebodied in periodcorrect fabric. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $308,460. Just into estimate band forthcoming, more than enough for a rep-bodied 6-1/2 requiring recommissioning before giving service. #115-1931 BENTLEY 4% LITER LE MANS REPLICA 4-Seater Tourer. S/N XT3636. Eng. #XT3637. BRG and black/ green. RHD. Odo: 984 miles. Originally Hi RHD. Odo: 47,386 miles. One of four such Specials constructed mid-1970s since when refurbished. Splits to front mudguards, some chrome marked, seat leather cracking. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $34,980. Condition just not good enough to warrant $38,000 minimum; $30,000 would have been more like it. #110-1950 BENTLEY MK VI Sedan. S/N B440FV. Eng. #B220F. Black and mushroom/ magnolia. RHD. Odo: 81,000 miles. Older repaint mighty thick, chrome pitted and marked, seat leather crudely painted. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $11,337. Only just scraped home to make lower guide price, though didn't deserve to do so. #111-1953 JAGUAR XK120 Roadster. S/N 674450. Eng. #G6735-8S. Gray/maroon. Odor 9,280 miles. Older restoration, Mulliner Sedanca bodied. Mileage displayed since restoration. Some marks to paint, fabric and trim excellent, headlamp bodies painted, stored for two years. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $159,795. Snapped up by a marque dealer for $30,800 under Price Guide price, which, in this condition, would have been a bargain buy—didn't he do well! #106-1936 A.C. 16/70 MARCH SPECIAL 4-Seat Tourer. S/N L426. Eng. #UBS61/2381. restoration, repaint and chrome still excellent, renewed leather and carpets only slightly marked, wood fair. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $26,513. Mid-estimate valuation for seemingly thoroughly nice example. #127-1950 LAND ROVER Series I Station Wagon. Body by Tickford. S/N 06200317. Eng. #06111985. Green/green. RHD. Odor 51,472 miles. These wood-framed 7-seaters paint thick, rechrome good, leather retrim slightly marked, two Lucas ftamethrowers, correct hubcaps on front wheels and rear spats in place. LHD to RHD. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $37,028. Mid - #129 - estimate valuation about right. 1956 COOPER-CLIMAX T39 "BOBTAIL" Race Roadster. SiN CS/52/ 56. Eng. #FWB 400/8/7054. BRG and red/ brown. RHD. Raced in Florida and East Coast 411 Gunmetal/red. RHD. Odo: 12,534 miles. 1998 restoration, repainted in non-period metallic, 82  were only made 1948-51, restoration early 1980s, paint now marked, door handle plating pitted, three bucket seats in front and two benches in back still unabused. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,829. Rare and collectible version of until 1979, when shipped to UK in bits and assembled around replacement chassis (ye olde original fame included with lot), well presented, newly built Citroen-ERSA type gearbox wheels marked. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $77,592. The right car in the right auction (target buyers present) had something to do with $6,000 over guide price being paid for clearly Historic race-ready, rear-engined Coop. Sports Car Market

Page 81

Bonhams - Goodwood Circuit, UK  #145-1958 JAGUAR XK15OS 3.4 Roadster. S/N S830600DN. Blue/red. LHD. Odo: 69,713 miles. Acquired 1983 in Oklahoma, 1993 UK restoration, repaint and rechrome Market Reports good, leather retrim marked and crazed, floormounted speakers in front of seats. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $60,977. Mid estimate result was retail valuation for most desirable of open 150s with 250bhp motor and optional overdrive. #107-1959 LOTUS ELITE Coupe. S/N 1171. Lilac/black. RHD. Odo: 51,976 miles. US-based 1960-88, when UK restored with Series 2 rear suspension and Full FIA-compliant Historic race spec. Perspex side and rear windows, lift-off bonnet, full cage with front cross-brace under dash, Willans full harness, four modern spots, fresh $41,000 engine rebuild. Driver's-side front fender scratched, many stone chips. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $527,085. Winning UK trader/ driver consortium paid mid-estimate price which, considering high spec and recent circuit firm of this car, has to be current market value for serious DB4GT albeit with no period comp provenance. #118-1961 LOTUS-CLIMAX TYPE 21 Fl Tasman Racer. S/N 933. Eng. #FPF430271207. BRG/red. Driven to 1961 US GP victory by Innes Ireland, also Jim Clark in Oz 1962. Vendor acquired 1988; since then restored with Tony Mantle-prepared Hardtop. Body by Bryan Wingfield DRL Engineer. S/N 861439. Eng. #RA 4577-9. Silver/ black. RHD. Acquired 1987 as crashed project, rebuilt as lightweight aluminum-paneled racer by Bryan Wingfield, hardtop roof and trunk vents, more recent $40,000 race-prep bills, Stirling Moss retro-driven, stone chips, knock-on alloys hammer marked. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $103,350. Authentic looking, this rep failed to raise ambitious £126,000 ($210,00) being sought. #104-1964 MORRIS MINI COOPER S Rally Sedan. S/N ICA-2S4-488687. Eng. #FSAY-3121Z. Red and white/black. RHD. twin Weber 34DCOEs. Paint still good with no marks, side window surrounds corroded, windshield edge milky, interior shabby but original. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $30,170. Near top of price guide band; valuation spot on for recently track day exercised Elite-Climax. #120-1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4GT Race Coupe. Body by Touring. S/N DB4GT 0127/R. Eng. #370/0202 GT. Jubilee Silver/black. RHD. Odo: 15,771 miles. 1.5-liter Climax and German ZF transmission, Monaco 2000 and 2002 stickers, very slight race wear. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $247,245. Near top guide price paid for one of best provenance—and best looking—El 1 1/2 Tasman 21/2 single seaters to come to market recently. #105-1964 JAGUAR E-TYPE S I 3.8 LIGHTWEIGHT REPLICA Race Roadster Stevealustin's w  AU TOMO 1 ) ' 1638 SE 11th Ave Canby, OR 97013 (503) 266-4079 or (800) 452-8434 Official Organizer of SCM's Historic and Collector Car Tours email: steveaustin@canby.com wvvw.steveaustinsautomobilia.com December, 2003  ILIA Limited Edition Art & Collectibles Get the whole story of Exotic Car Transport visit us on the Worldwide Web. 1-800-766-8797 www.exoticcartransport.com Nationwide Transport of Exotic, Vintage and Luxury Automobiles indoor Storage Available 83 Exotic Car Transport ORLANDO FLORIDA Open and Enclosed Carrier Service! ? , ..f---1  18**8791  ....'- AA"' ...

Page 82

Market Reports  1995 Restoration as S works rally rep, 1293cc Swiftune motor, full cage, full harnesses, heated screen, extra lights, lots of extra dials and fuses, even pair of helmets and intercom included. Some cosmetic wear, including bubbling around rear window. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $17,371. Demand for serious Comp S's continues to be solid despite their "specialist" nature. Several bidders had a go, with winner paying low estimate money. #137-1965 FORD LOTUS CORTINA Race Sedan. S/N BA74EG59595. Eng. #59595. White and green/black. RHD. Odo: 2,724 miles. Re-shelled mid-1980s, 140 bhp motor, suspension mods, $24,000 of bills in 2003, Black/black. RHD. Odo: 21,773 miles. Claimed to be genuine mileage. Repainted thickly, engine bay surfaces not included and poor, original leather dirty. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $79,500. Even though one of the final 50 Commemorative edition (49 in black), unexceptional cosmetic condition resulted in $95,000 minimum being well out of reach. #112-1976 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE Convertible. Body by Mulliner Park Ward. S/N DRX 21594. Eng. #2194. Nutmeg brown/ champagne. LHD. Odo: 1,199 km. Air conditioning, genuine mileage and only one owner Bonhams - Goodwood Circuit, UK of body work unmarked, chrome good, driver's seat leather slightly worn. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $76,320. Nice example with good history file deserved $79,000 sought. However, from now on, all V8 values can surely only fall. #138-1994 FORD GT40 DAX/GT DEVELOPMENTS REPLICA Coupe. Body by DJ Sportscars. S/N 2A319240. turquoise blue over silver/blue. RHD. Odo: 1,067 miles. Air conditioning, Safety Devices half-cage, Cobra high-back bucket for driver, interior well done, repaint only fair, real Minilites scruffy, original wheels and seat included. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $29,256. As with Mini Cooper S, lots of bidders competed for this appreciating item until gavel fell at $3,800 above guide price. #146-1966 ASTON MARTIN DB6 MK I VANTAGE Coupe. S/N DB6/2839/ R. Eng. #400/2833/V. Silver birch/black. LHD. Odo: 36,967 miles. 1999 restoration, paint and chrome super, front seats re claimed. Repainted passenger side front fender, coachlining wavy, paint scraped off same fender trailing edge, driver's side seat leather dirty, engine very clean. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $74,094. Low mileage encouraged several bidders in tent until impressive $18,300 above estimate conclusion. Seriously over-valued, in my view. #132-1979  SHADOW-COSWORTH DN9B Fl Racer. S/N DN9-2B. Eng. #DFV 1125. Dark blue/yellow Samson livery. RHD. Driven in period by Dutchman Pro-built for F 1 Minardi boss Paul Stoddart, space frame, Peugeot 5-speed transaxle, hardly driven. Panels, interior and wheels all unmarked, rust coming through paint on chassis and rear springs, exhaust tailpipes rusty. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $36,570. Haynes Motor Museum liked it enough to pay $1,600 over guide price. #140-1997 AC ACE Roadster. S/N 1064. Dark green metallic/magnolia. RHD. Odo: 22,000 miles. Ford Mustang V8 engine, likely to be genuine mileage, only minor stone trim still fresh, likely to be original rear seat leather lightly crazed, engine bay and trunk concours. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $130,380. Even with every major AMOC concours award in trophy cupboard, arguably finest condition RHD DB6 on market couldn't raise $142,000 being sought. #139-1975 JAGUAR E-TYPE S III 5.3 V12 COMMEMORATIVE EDITION Roadster. S/N 1S2853BW. Eng. #7S16477. Jan Lammers, shipped to US by Brian Redman, stored for years, 1997-98 UK restoration ($395,000!), 2000 Thoroughbred GP series raced, 3-litre Nicholson-McLaren DFV newly rebuilt, minor cosmetic wear. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $87,450. Super car, but nobody here prepared to invest $142,000 required. 1985 ASTON MARTIN V8 SI VOLANTE Convertible. #134 - S/N SCFCV81FTR15406. Eng. #V/580/5406/S. Silver metallic/gray. LHD. Odo: 41,268 miles. chips to front, hardtop pads marked, driver's seat grubby, good spares package included. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $38,399. Near top estimate price paid has established new valuation for modern Ace. FRENCH #102-1956 TALBOT-LAGO T14 LS SPECIAL Coupe. S/N 140031. Eng. #16025. Silver/gray. RHD. Odo: 41,612 miles. Exfactory demonstrator, then owned by works One of final batch of Weber-carbed S I Volante ragtops. Front end repainted and mint, rest 84 racer Louis Rosier for whom front end was especially shaped, 1994 restoration, paint still Sports Car Market

Page 83

Bonhams - Goodwood Circuit, UK excellent, Perspex rear window scratched, interior only slightly used. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $68,847. Stunning looker with many period French styling cues and great history, hence $5,200 above estimate paid ITALIAN #108-1931 ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 CORTO Roadster. S/N 2211080. Eng. #2211087. Dark red/black. RHD. Odo: 32,313 miles. Escaped Nazi invasion of Paris, post- leather acceptably crazed, engine bay well presented. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $69,960. Nice enough car—but for circa $60,000 and not $79,000 planned #126-1969  DE  TOMASO-FORD COSWORTH F2 Ra er. S/N 01. Orange/ black. Presented as driven by Jonathan Williams into 8th place in 1969 Monza Lottery Fresh Meat Real market prices for currentproduction cars of interest. 2003 PORSCHE 911 TURBO WWII Swiss resident, exported to US 1961. By 1970s chassis and engine in UK where chassis shortened and made into complete car, acquired dismantled late 1980s by vendor Roger Saul of Mulberry, Paul Grist restoration. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $894,375. 1997 Mille Miglia run. Paint marked (looking original!), gravel dented mudguards, driver's seat leather holed. Like so many pre-war Alfas, this 8C has complicated history. Even so, result was comfortably within forecast band. #119-1946 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500SS Roadster. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 915535. Eng. #926871. Red/tan. RHD. Odo: 38 miles. GP. Chassis, engine, gearbox and suspension all dull. Cosworth motor rebuilt 2001, claimed to be race-ready. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $41,340. Deserved to sell for around this. Despite not being prettiest F2, did have good Williams/Courage/Dini provenance. #135-1975 LANCIA STRATOS HF Group IV Rally. Body by Touring. S/N 001960. Marlboro Red and white/black. LHD. Only minor Italian comp history. UK restoration in 1994, when part of "Mr. Bean" movie star Rowan Atkinson Collection. IFF Arr.-skipp-71 I 00610rIlli Aluminum body, year of manufacture corrected during viewing. Chile restoration in 1995, repainted more recently, some bubbling. Badges, wipers and battery missing, trafficator slots empty, oil and water leaks declared. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $71,550. Too much to do, too much to undo—$118,500 ambition unachievable. #128-1968 FERRARI 330GTC Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 11137. Eng. #11137. Bordeaux/black. LHD. Odo: 28,083 miles. Ex-Hans Durst Collection, original apart from repaint, some shrinkage cracks, Norwegian owned 1997, when 230bhp motor rebuilt with new block. GRP IV panels covering wide Pirelli-shod Campagnolos, Sabelt harnesses. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $114,321. Cosmetically better on top than beneath opening panels, where engine bay was scruffy and chassis frame was in need of makeover Despite condition, strength of demand for model saw this Stratos achieve $3,000 over guide price. #130-1976 FERRARI 308 GTB Coupe. Fieberglass Body by Pininfarina. S/N 19965. Eng. #19965. Rosso Rubino/tan. RHD. Odo: 7,016 miles. Air conditioning, genuine low mileage. All original (even tires and unused spare!), paint and interior excellent, alloys dull and marked, engine clean. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $45,713. Exceptional example of Ferrari's first V8-engined GT in early version's corrosion-free fiberglass thoroughly deserved over mid-estimate valuation.• December, 2003 Date sold: 9/29/03 Sale location: eBay Motors; #2434401462 Details: 7 miles, 6-speed manual, power locks, windows and seats, leather, sunroof, Grand Touring Package including premium Bose sound system, traction control, Xenon lights and heated seats. Sale result: $28,800, 4 bids Seller's feedback: 27 Buyer's feedback: 5 MSRP: $31,100; Edmunds.com: $31,100 Other current offering: Jim Ellis Mazda (Atlanta, GA; www.jimellis.com). Asking $32,600 for a new car.• Date sold: 10/3/03 Sale location: eBay Motors; #2435088345 Details: 6,000 miles, almost 500 hp, loaded, Parktronic etc. Mint condition, no accidents, was my baby till my wife decided we need a family car for the real baby who is due soon. Sale result: Sold at $102,000, 1 bid. Seller's feedback: 0 Buyer's feedback: 3 MSRP: $124,260; Edmunds.com: $124,260 Other current offering: Classy Auto (Pleasanton, CA; www.classyauto.com ) Asking $116,000 for a 1,500-mile example. 2003 FERRARI 360 SPIDER Fl Date sold: 10/4/03 Sale location: eBay Motors; #2434391481 Details: 85 miles, Fl transmission. Sale result: Sold at $244,900 Seller's feedback: 2 Buyer's feedback: ID private MSRP: $177,637; Edmunds.com: $177,637 Other current offering: Exotic Car World (Arlington, TX; www.exoticcarworld.com ) Asking $188,000 for a 900-mile example. 2004 MAZDA RX-8

Page 84

                     SCM Price Guide: German and Etceterini ach month, SCM will provide prices for different segments of the collector car market. The values below reflect a retail buying and selling range for cars in very good to near excellent conditionsignificantly above a "daily driver" and one step below regional concours; a strong #2 on the accepted 1-6 scale, 1 being the best. These values are set by sales activity, primarily in the United States, as well as conversations with owners, dealers and collectors. As condition and history are the ultimate determinants of value, each car must be evaluated according to its own merits. Prices below assume cars with "no stories attached." An automobile priced above our guide is not necessarily overpriced, nor is one priced below automatically a bargain. E Price Range GERMAN CARS PHICAR Amphaor  Guano Coupe  BITTER SC Coupe SC Coupe BMW 328  lsena 250/300  1920 600 2+2  61-68  90-91  n/a n/a 515,000  57.000  $9,000  $10,000  37-39  55-62  57-59  465 158,728  34,813   5175,000  510,000  58,500  520,000 59,500 512,000 505,000 5250,000  $18,000  511,500  A C 5/01 D 507 Roadster 56-59 253 5250 000 5300,000 A 3/99 (Additions: Rudge knock-offs, $10,000; factory hard top, $10,000 Deduct: $15,000 if sedan replacement block.) 280005  Bavaria 4-door  3.0(51  3.0 CS  1600 Coupe  2002 Coupe  2002 Coupe  2002 tii Coupe  2002 Coupe  320i Coupe  320i Coupe  318i Coupe  325e Coupe  325i Coupe  325i Convertible  3251 Convertible  630 (Si Coupe  633 CSi Coupe  633 (Si Coupe  635 CSi Coupe  635 (Si Coupe  750i1 4-door  750114-door  850i Coupe  840i Coupe  M1 Coupe  M3 Coupe  68-71  71-74  71-72  72-74  9,399 39,056 1,039 11,063 67-70 277,320 68-71  72-74  72-74  75-76  77-80  81-83  84-85  84-87  87-88  87-89  90-91  77  38,703 inc. 2002  n/a n/a n/a n/a n/0 n/a n/o see note  above n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 450 339,084  inc.  $6,000 $2,500 $16.000 $8,500 $5,000 $6,000 $5,500 $10,000 $3,000 $2,000 $3,000 $4, 500 $6,250 $6,000 $9,000 $10,000 $5,000 55,500 $6,000 $9,000 $12,000 $10,000 $13,000 520,000 $26000 565,000 $8,000 53,000 $20,000 511,000 56,500 $8,000 57,500 $15,000 $5,000 $3,750 $4,250 $6,000 $7,000 $9,500 511,000 $12500 $6,500 (6-series sales for 1978-82 were 32,292. US soles fur 1977-83 were 8, 85.) 78-82  83-84  85-87  88-89  88-89  90-91  91-92  94-97  79-80 $7,000 57,500 511.000 S14,000 512,000 516,000 $26500 544.000 S80,000 (M1 production numbers include Group 4 and 5 competition models.) n/a M5 4-dr. (Euro)  M5 4-dr.  M6 Coupe  174-dr.  16 Coupe  03 Coupe  23 Roadster (4-cyl.)  03 Roadster (6-cyl.)  (03 M series, add $4,000.) ERCEDES-BENZ K Sedan Custom K Tourer S Sportwagen Stouter SS Cabriolet SS Roadster SSK Roadster 290 Cabriolet 86  26-30 26-30  27-30 27-30  28-35 28-35  28-32 34-36      88-91  85-90  91-92  87-88  86-87  87  95-97  96-97  97-98  2,000' n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 150 inc. 146 n/a 107 n/a 33' n/a 510,000 513,000 516,000 514,000 56000 59000 525.000 515,000 $25,000 $180,000 5325,000 5400,000 5365.000 $500,000 5625,000 5800,000 $90,000  512 500 515.000 522,000 $16,000 $7,500 $11 500 532 000 520 000 530 500 5240 000 5480,000 5575.000 $525,000 5700.000 5850.000 51,100 000 5120 000 380 Cabriolet  50016 Tourer  5000 Cabriolet  5000 Special Roadster  54016 Coupe  5400 Cabriolet  54016 Special Roadster  Gullwing (Type 198.040)  Roadster (drum brake, T. 198.042) Roadster  a 33-34  34-36  3436  34-36  36-39  36-39  36-39  54-57  57-60  61-63  a 4  154 325 inc.  29  419  inc.  inc.  300SL 1,400 1,858  inc.  The SCM Tier of Collectibility is an A to F scale, which ranks the cars in terms of their long-term desirability. It is not a predictor of short-term appreciation, but an overall evaluation of the collectibility of the car, regardless of current market conditions. The scale is self-explanatory and ranges from A-Tier cars, great classics like the Mercedes 300SL and the Ferrari 250 SWB, to F-Tier cars, hopeless sleds like Alfetta sedans and four-cylinder Pontiac FierOS. Production numbers of some classic cars are always open to debate; if you have updated information please send it to copyed@sportscarmarket .com. We are open to discussion of specific A-F rankings, as well.• Price Range 000) 5300,000 51 300.000 $365,000 $I 750 000 5145 000 5500 000 52 000 000  5185 000  5170,000  5190,000  5425,000 5195,000 $500,000 52.400,000 5190 000 5660 000 52,650.000 A A A A 8/01 A A A 5/02 5290 000  A 6/02 521 0 000  5250 000  A A (Dist brake from S/N 2701, alloy engine block from S/N 3049. Additions: Rudge wheels, $15,000; factory luggage, $4,000; factory hard top for Roadster, $5,000.) (Deductions: No belly pans, $3,000; no top bows on Roadster, $10,000; no metal top cover on Roadster, $5,000.) 19051 Convertible  C 9/96 4/00 4/00 4/00 230 51 250 SL 280 SL    54-64  (Add $1,500 for factory hard top.) 63-67  67-68  68-71  230/250/280 SL 19,831  5,196  23,885  520,000  520,000  525,000  525,000  5213 000  C  C 1/02 535 000  C 7/99 (Deduct $2,500 for no hard top. Add $1,500 for four-speed. Add $8,000 for OF five-speed.) Later Sin These SLs and SLCs should be regarded as 'used cars" without huge collector potential. Therefore, condition is the prime determinant of value. 350 SL Roadster  450 SIC Coupe  71-72  73-77  (Add $3,000 for 1973 450 SIC.) 45051 Convertible  450 SLC Coupe  45051 Convertible  380 SIX Coupe  380 SL Convertible  380 SL Convertible  560 SL  56051  300 SL  50051  51.320  Sill Roadster  $1 500  SL 600  51 500  S1640  1705 Cabriolet A 220 Cabriolet A 220 Cabriolet Ft 220 Coupes     74-77  78-80 78-80  81  80-83  84-85  86-87  88-89  9(1-93  90-93  94-97  97-  94-98  94-  99  99  49-51  51-55  54  51-53  15,304  66,298 inc. Inc 45,056 inc. inc. 49,347 inc. n/a n/a c/a n/a No n/a n/a n/o 1,167 950 83 642 (Production number includes A, B, C models.) 3004-door Sedan  300S (2-door) Cob.  3005 Coupe  A A A A 300S Roadster  3006 4-door Sedan  300b 4-door Cabriolet D 300e 4-door Cabriolet D 300c Sedan  3005c Coupe    3005c Cabriolet A  51-53  52-53 52-53 57-53 52-53 54-55 56-67  55-58  55-58 56-58        n/a 203 216 141 6,214 91 n/a n/a 98 49 59,000  58,000  Sc 000 $8,000 511,000 5700 510,000 512 000 518 000 523 000 530,000 535.000 528 500 536,00 537,000 542 000 $50,000 $68000 Other Colledible Mercedes 2,394 528,000 540,000 530,000 535,000     550,000  512,000  $11,000 $10,000 $13,500 510.000 $13,000 $14,000 $24,000 527,000 535,000 540,000 538,500 540,000 $47.000 565.000 $55,000 $72,000 535,000 555,000 540.000 542 500 (13 hardtop coupes with sunroof, 70 without. Add 10% for sunroof. 300 Cab. (4-dr. Cony.)  515 000 S160 000 S70,000 S175 000 S12.500 545,000 550,000 $14,000 $140,000 $230,000 575 000 518 500 5180 000 595,000 5200 000 516,500 575,000 580 000 517,000 5185.000 S290,000 D 510 000 F 7/01  356 Coupe 'pre-A'  356 Cabriolet 356 Speedster  3566 Coupe  8/02 D 8/02  50-55  3566 Cabriolet  356A Speedster  3566 Convertible D  50-55  54-55  56-59  56-59  56-58  59  56-59  356A Carr. Speedster  356A Can GT Coupe  356A Carr. GT Speedster    56-59 56-59 56-59 56-59      6/00  60-61  60-61  60-61  60-61  7,627  1,685 1,233 13,010 3,367 2,911 1,330 (356, 356A, add $2,000 for Super engine.) 356A Camera GS Coupe  541 140 75 525 000  S25,000 545 000 525,000 535,000 555,000 S50,000 505,000  541 72 (There were 7 pushrod CT Speedsters built.) 3568 Coupe (T-5 body) 3650 Cabriolet (T-5) 3568 Roadster (T-5) 3560 Notchback (T-5) 8,556 3,091 2,649 1,048 5110.000 5130.000  5120,000 5165,000  515,000 $30,000 540,000 510,000     3000.) S30 000  530.000 560,000 535,000 $40,000 575,000 565,000 5100.000 (This is total production for all GS and CT cars. Numbers below included.) 356A Carr. GS Cab.    $125,000 5150.000 S150,000 5200,000 510, 000 535,000 550,000 $15,000 A A A A C 6)99 6/01 (Spotter's Note T-5 body hot gas filler cop inside trunk, 1-6 has external gas filler cap.) (Add for 3560 Super engine, $2,000; Super 90, $3 3568 Coupe (T-6) 3560 Cabriolet (7-6) 3560 "twin grille' Rdstr. (T-6) B 10/99 B 12/98 8 13 A 356B Notdiadi (1-6) Camera 26S Carrera 2 Cob. 356C Coupe 356C Cabriolet 356 Coupe SC 356 Cabriolet SC 62-63  62-63  1962  1962 62-65 62-64 63-65 6345 63-65 63-65 6,289 3,096 248 697 360 88 13,507 3,174 inc. roe. inc. cab. 516,000 530,000 S60,000 510,000 S125,000 S150,000 520.000 540,000 522,500 550,000 520,000 540,000 575,000 515.000 5150,000 $200,000 $25,000 550,000 $30,000 560 000 C 6/99 8 A A B 9/00 B (Two-piece windshield until April, '52. One-piece 'bent' window until Oa. '55. Standard one-piece curved from then on.) B 9/98 8 8/96 13 3/02 B 4/01 25,881  523 000  $36,000  B 7/01 300St Roadster 2205 Cabriolet 2205 Coupe 300d Cab. I) (Adenouer) 300d 4-door Sedan 220SE Coupe 220S( Cabriolet 2205E6 Coupe 2-dr. Cabriolet 3005E Cabriolet 2505E Coupe 25050 Cabriolet 300/4505E16.3 / 6.9 280 SE Cab (hi grille) Low grille 6-cyl. Cab. 280516 Coupe 33 Cabriolet 35  56-58 56-59 57-60 58-62 58-62 58-60 58-60 60-65 60-65 62-66 66-68 66-68 68-78 68-69 70 70-71 70-71  53 3,590 2,081 65 n/o n/a n/a 16,902 3,127 6,213 inc. 6,525 5,187 4,502 5230 000 535,000 515.000 5110 000 514,000 517,500 545,000 S12,000 S25 000 535,000 512,000 535,000 59,000 530,000 545.000 S20,000 560 000  Price Range CPI 5290 .000 $45,000 525,000 5155.000 518,000 526,000 S85 000 505,000 $35,000 S55,000 540.000 $40,000 512,500 540,000 555.000 525,000 (Add $1,500 for factory sunroof, subtract $1,500 for no air conditioning.) inc.  190E-16 valve (36 Sedan PEL PORSCHE 86-87  511 000  535.000  S3 GOO  S80000 (Subtract $1,500 for no air conditioning, odd $1,000 for console-shift automatic,) n/a  $15 000 S40 OH S4 250 A 10/97 8 8 8 4/94 B 4/94 C 2/02 (Additions for 011356 Porsches: sunroof, $3,000; Rudge wheels, $10,000; hard top on Cabriolet, $1,000; hard top on a Speedster, $4,000. Deductions: wrong engine per Kardex, subtract 15% of value. Improper exterior color for year of tor, subtract 25% of value.) Sports Car Market

Page 85

Poke Range 5911 911 Coupe 2.0  911 Coupe 2.0  911 Coupe 2.0  911 Targo 2.0  9115 Coupe 2.0  9115 Targa 2.0  9111 Coupe 2.0  9111 Teruo 2.0  911T Coupe 2.2  911T Torga 2.2  9110 Coupe 21  911E Tarp 2.2  9115 Coupe 2.2  9115 large 2.2  Small Bumper, Short-Wheelbase Cars 65  65  66-68  67-68  67-68  67-68  68  68  235 235 10,399 1,427 4,689 1,160 1,169 307 Small Bumper, Lang-Wheelbase Cars 69-71  69-71  69-71  69-71  69-71  69-71  911T Coupe 2.4  9111 Torga 2.4  (Deduct 15% for 2.01 1969 cars.) 72-73  72-73  911E Coupe 2.4  911E Targa 1.4  911S Coupe 2.4  911S Targo 2.4  13,019 7,303 5,027 935 1,430 2,131 9,964  7,968 (Add $2,000 for 1973 1/2 9111 with CIS injection.) 72-73  72-73  72-73  72-73  2,490 1,916 3,1811 1,914 Carrera RSL "Touring" Carrera RS 'Lightweight" 73 73 Carrera Cue. 2.7 US Carrera 'forge 2.70$ Carrera Cpe. Euro 3.0 Carrera large Euro 3.0 911SC Coupe  9115C large 74-75  74-77 74-77 74-77 74-77 76-77 76-77 1,360 200 Federalized Bumper Narrow-Body Cars Carrera Cue. 2.7 Euro  911S Coupe 2.7 9115 largo 2.7 inc. inc. inc. 911 "Weissach' Ed. 911 Ferry Porsche Ed. 911SC Cabriolet 35,607 27,678 408 200 Turbo: 930 / 911/ 993 930 Turbo Cpe. (3.01) 930 Turbo Cue. (3.01) 930 Turbo Cpe. (3.31) 911 Turbo (3.31)  911 Turbo Cab. (3.31)  911 Turbo Slant (3.31)  911 Turbo Targa (3.31)  C2 Turbo Cpe. (Type 964)  993 Twin Turbo  Carrera  Carrem large  Carrera Cabriolet  Carrera  Carrera large  Carrera Cabriolet  (339 coupes, 1 Torga.) 25th Annie. Cpe.  25th Annie. Cab.  Speedster  964 Carrera 2  Carrots 2 large  Carr. 2 Cab,  Carrera 4  Carr. 4 Teruo  89  09  875 inc. (For US, 120 coupes, 100 Cabs, 80 Taigas.) 89  90-91  90-91  90-91  89-91  90-91  December, 2003 2,065 n/a n/u n/a n/n n/a $23,500 $27500 543,C*0 $24500 $24500 528.000 524,500 524 500 $27500 $31 000 548 000  $28000 528 000 531,000 528.500 $28 500 B 5/00 83 75 76-77 78-85 86-89  87-89  87-89  87-89  91-93  4,187 284 2,596 10,004 4,363 2,002 675 657 5,125 (Add 20% for 1992 380-hp S models. 80 built.) 96-97  n/a 84-86  84-86  84-86  87-89  87-89  87-89  88  16,977 inc. inc. in $10,0181 $10,000 510,1110 $10,000 $15,000 $15,000 $9,080 $9,000 $10,000 $10000 $1 0,000 510,000 516,000 516,000 $10.000 $10,000 $12,000 512,000 518,000 $18,000 565,000 $90,000 $20,000 $8,000 $8,000 S9,500 59,500 S14,500 514,500 911SC: Federalized Bumper, Wide-Body Cars 78-83  78413 80 82 $15,000 515,000 517,000 517.000 517 000 516 000 $18 000 $19000 $22,000 $20000 525.000 525,000 $35,000 580 000 Cornea and Speedster 36,834 19,502 22,283 inc. inc. inc. (Add $4,000 for factory wide-body appearance group.) Carrera Club Sport  340 $11000 517 000 $19000 $21,500 $21,500 524 500 525.000 S15,000 $15,000 512,000 $12, 000 $22,000 $20,000 510,000 510,000 514.000 514 000 $14000 514 000 522 000 520,000 $14 000 $14 000 515 000 515 000 $25000 $23000 585 000 $120000 526,000 510,000 $10,000 $13,000 $13 000 517 000 517 000 $19000 $19200 $22 000 522 000 522 200 522 000 523 000 527 000 (2,918 US-legal production. All 1975, 1980-85 930s are groy-morket. Deduct 39/0 for gray market, 50% if no EPA/DOT papers.) 526000 535 000 535 000 535.000 542 500 550  595 000 519 000 St 9.000 522 000 $24.500 $24500 $20000 529.500 C C 8/01 11/99 5500  RSK  695GS Abarlh Carrera  RS 60/1t5 61  904 GTS  906 Camera 6 910 B B 9/00 9/00 B 9/00 B A (Additions: sunroof, $2,000, soft-window large, $3,000 Deductions: four-speed transmission, $1,000) A 11/01 A 7/02 7/00 8 A A A 10/00 A Carr. 4 Cob. America Rdstr. (em.? Speedster (aroma  Carrera 4  Carrera Cabriolet Camera 4 Cabriolet Carrera 'forge Carrera 45 Carrera 912 Cpe. (1.61)  (Add 5500 for Teruo.) 9120 Coupe (21)  914-4 1.71 914-6 914-661 914R  916 (2.7 RS spec eng.)  76  70-73  70-72  71  914-4 2.01 914-4 1.81 924 924 Turbo 9245 Coupe 928  9285  9285-4  9285-4  9285-4  (Add $1,500 for 92861.) 928615  944 Coupe 944 Coupe 944 Coupe  94452 Coupe 94452 Cabriolet 968 Coupe 968 Cabriolet 93-95 83-85  86-87  88-89  89-91  90-91  92-93  92-93  Booster Roadster Boaster S Roadster 97-01  00-01  n/a 944 n/o n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 54000 55 500 56000 ('S,' add $750, Turbo add $2,000, T Turbo, add $2,500) $10 000 $14,500 515.500 520.000     Boaster n/a n/a $22,500  $27.000  Competition Curs (Price ranges for Competition Porsches are determined by provenance, completeness and originality. A car with all of its original parts and no stories will bring three to four times what a lino' that has only a few authentic pub will.) 54-55  56-57  58-59  59-62  60-61  63-64  1966  908-01/908-02/908-03 917 18/0/10/20/30  Camera RSR 2.7  Carrera RSR 3.0  Carrera 11511 2.8  959 'Komfort"  67-68  68-69  69-71  73-74  73  90 39  34  21  35  120  65 34  62 70  57  5350000  5400 000  5500 000  5500 000  5500 000  $3/5,000  5555,000  5550000  5750002 $600 000  5750 000  5500 000  A A (Includes Le Mans coupes. Most 550As were sold in the US and have only SC(A history. Add at least 259/o for coil with international, documented provenance.) A A A (Production includes 104 four-cylinder 904s, 12 six-cylinder 904s, 6 eight-cylinder 904s.)  5300 000  5350000   5500 000  5750.000  (25 FIA non-turbo endurance cars, 20 Can-Am type open cots) 550 000  5100 000   109  (15 3.0 RSRs were built in 1974 for IROC.) 73  86-88  43 292   5175.000  $150.000  5900 000 A 51 750 000 A 10/98 575 000  A 7/02 $200000 A 7/97 S300.000  A 5175 000  A 06/96 (Same 959s were built up from ports, and 010 numbers higher than 290 have been observed. 'Komfort" street models were equipped with power leather seats, air conditioning, power windows, etc.) 907  67-68  n/a 5650,000  51 000 000 $450,000  A 12/95 5550 000 A 1/98 56 500 5/.000 58 000 514 000 520 000 520 000 525 000 527 500 535000 C 8/00 C 12/02 530 000  546.000 914$ (eke 91441) (Custom built for Porsche family members.) 73-76  74-76  72  72  72 20 2 inc. inc. 924 77-82  78-83  87-88  78-82 83-86 87-88 89-90 91-92 122,304 12,356 n/a 928 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/o $3500 53 500 54500 56 000 59 000 512 000 518,000 $22,000 $4500 $5500 56000 58 000 512,000 $13,500 523,000 $28,000 D 9/01 2,099 914 114,479 3,351 11 4 $5,000 $11,000 $75000 575 000 $75,000 $100,000 $6000  55 000  $7,500 $15,000 5150,000 S125.000 5125.000 $150,000 $9000 $7500 C 12/99 A A A A 56,500  58,500 90-91 92-93 93-94 95-97  95-96  95-97  95-97  96-97  96-97  97  66-69  n/a n/a n/a 993 46,919 int. Inc inc Inc inc. inc. 912 29,212 56500  $8500 531,000 534,500 537,500 $39,000 540.000 548,000 549,000 549.000 $46,500 555,500 557,500 $55,500 $61,500 560.000 530 000 545.000 $42,000 $35,000 550,000 541,000 tz: = 1 SCM Price Guide: German and Etceterini Price Range 3 4 NSX Coupe BRICKLIN Coupe CITROEN DS 19 Decapotable SA1 DATSUN 1600 Cone. 2000 Cone. 240Z DELAHAYE 135MS Coupe  135615 Cabriolet  135M Coupe 13561 Cabriolet 135615 Cabriolet DELOR CAN DMC-12  FACEL VEGA HK500 Facet II Face! III HISPANO SUIZA H6 Cabriolet 06 Phaeton H6B Cabriolet H6B Convertible Sedan 96C Phaeton 112 Type 68 Cabriolet 116 Cabriolet HONDA 5800 MAZDA RU-/ 11X-7 NISSAN 300ZX hvin turbo  300Th twin turbo  30020 twin turbo  PEGASO ENASA Coupe Saoutchik Coupe Touring Coupe Touring Coupe Panoramic° Serra Roadster RENAULT R5 Turbo  61750 GT850/Monte Carlo Sonen II Swett III ALBOT-LAGO T150C Coupe  T150C Convertible  88-90 91-93 94-96 (Deduct 10% for 2+2 body style.) 50-52 52-55 5157 55-57 55-56 83-86 58-62  63-67  67-69  70-74  Record Type 26 Sedan  Record Type 26 Cabriolet  Grand Sport Coupe  Grand Sport Cabriolet  OYOTA 200061 MR2 16112 P1800 18005 18000    1800E5 Wagon 180005i Wagon 34-39 34-39 47-56 47-56 53-54 53-54 67-70  85-87  B8-89  61-63  63-69  70-72  72-73  74  14 14 30 8 3,576 n/a n/a n/a n/o n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 337 166,104 inc. 6,000  23,993 9,414 8,078 n/a     5140,10:1 5140,000 5165,000 5140,000 5140,000 513,000  56,500 57.060  54 500  54 000   550,000 $95.000 $18,500 550.000 550 000 570,000 $100,000 $2,(01 53,008 58500 58,500 59,000 59500 59500 5160.000 5160.000 5185.000 5160.000 5160 000 518 000 59 500 510 000 56,000 55 500 $100 000 S130.000 526.500 $66.000 $/0000 5100 000 5145 000 53 000 54 CX:10 512,500 $13,080 514 000 514 1.; 514 000 • 87 A A n/a n/a n/a 54 500 59.000 517,000 57,500 513 000 524.000 66-70 68-79 69-73 35-39 35-39 46-53 46-53 46-53 81413 (Includes 3 gold-plated cars.) 59-61 62-64 62-64 19-24 19-24 24-28 24-28 28-31 31-38 33-39 500 184 1,500 nto We n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 525.000 5-10.000 512 000 5155.000 5145 000 5165,000 5145,000 535.000 520,000 5235 000 $215,000 $240,000 5210.000 5160,000 5240,000 $300,000 $140,000 5430,000 $200,000 $6,000 53,000  52.000  510.000 $5,000 53,500 A A n/a n/a 148,115 n/a n/o n/a n/o n/a 8,583'  9t-96  -0 as Price Range n/a (Deduct 15% for automatic, add 5% for T4op.) 510,000 526,000 512.000 55.000 56.000 58,000 565.000 $135,000 556.000 $78,000 $90,000 515,000 $15,000 535.000 S14,500 58,000 59,000 $12000 $80000 5190,000 572,000 5102,000 5115.000 522500 C 2/00 D 2/03 A A A A A A 8 2/01 F 6/03 F 6/03

Page 86

Motobilia / Carl Bomstead Strother MacMinn, Closet Rodder Object:  Auction: Photographs by Strother MacMinn—Lots 466-471 Bonhams & Buttetfields, Quail Lodge, August 15, 2003 Estimate: $1004300 Sale Price: $584316, including 15% buyer's premium W hen the final dollars were tallied after the Monterey weekend, Bonhams & Butterfields was not at the head of the pack. While the firm did sell 39 of the 70 cars they offered, there were no blockbuster transactions, and their high dollar sale was just $192,000, made by a 1932 Ford hot rod. They had much more success, percentage-wise, with the 207 lots of automobilia on offer. 177 sold, a rate of 86 percent, and totaled $312,935. The vast majority of the lots were presented without reserve and, as mentioned here last month, there were some notable sales of unusual R. Lalique mascots. Mascots and picnic baskets, Bonhams mainstays, were not the only interesting offerings at this year's event. A series of photographs of custom cars by automotive designer Strother MacMinn were of interest, as few are aware that he was a hot rod enthusiast. This 1927 Twos the cover car for thc Inv Ls.sitc of Hot Rod Magazine. At a very young age, MacMinn was befriended by Franklin Hershey, who at the time was considered the best designer at the Walter M. Murphy Studio. Hershey was MacMinn's mentor for many years and they worked together at the Buick studio and the General Motors Art and Color Section. MacMinn later worked on designs for GM's inter-city bus client, Greyhound, as well as Oldsmobile and Hudson Motors. He is best known, however, for his long involvement with the Art Center College of Design, teaching there from 1945 until 1994. He served as Chief Honorary Judge at Pebble Beach for many years, and after his passing in 1998, awards were created and presented in his name at nearly every significant automotive event. With this traditional background, some Bike Buys / Paul Duchene 1979-89 Kawasaki KZ1300 K awasaki ruled the big sport bike market in the mid-1970s with its four-cylinder, 900-cc Z1 . But in 1979, the Honda CBX1100, Yamaha XS1100 and Suzuki GS1000 hit the market, creating a battle for maximum displacement and horsepower. Kawasaki's answer was the six-cylinder ICZ1300. At the time, its 120-hp motor was the most powerful ever fitted to a production motorcycle and despite the bike's hefty 710pound weight, 111 more than the CBX, it could run an 11.96-sec. quarter-mile at 114.35 mph, and had a top speed of 141 mph. Compared to two other six-cylinder bikes of the era, the 1979-82 Honda CBX and the Italian-made 1975-88 Benelli 750 Sei, the 1,286-cc, water-cooled, shaft-drive KZ1300 is a supersized two-wheeler that would have been a perfect fit for someone the size of, say, the Incredible Hulk. But the bike is well proportioned, comfortable and has decent brakes. It's also rare, with fewer than 2,000 made in 1979-80 before the bike was burdened with touring baggage. (While these later bikes aren't as desirable to collectors, they are good for spares.) Part of the blame for the ICZ1300's weight is the frame, an enlarged version of the Z I 's with 41-mm front forks. The engine is another 88 well over 100,000 miles; their biggest problem is the igniter, which commonly fails at a cost of about $450, "if you can find one." Replace the rudimentary cam-chain tensioner as well, an easy enough $50 fix by replacing the automatic unit with a manual one from a K2900. Perfect for the Incredible Hulk. factor, weighing 286 pounds along with the transmission. (By comparison, Honda's entry-level 2003 Nighthawk weighs just one pound more—and that's for the entire bike.) The ICZ1300's car-sized clutch leads to shaft final drive, which, over a lifetime of ownership can save a fortune in chains. Three twin-throat carburetors deliver the fuel with reasonable economy at 38 mpg. Expert machinist Les Barker, of Vancouver, WA, has owned several KZ1300s, including a 200-hp turbocharged model. (The turbocharger is still catalogued at $3,800.) He recalls how a friend on a KZ1300 was stopped by the authorities in Nevada, while going 120 mph and pulling a Coleman trailer. Barker says properly maintained 1(21300 engines can last While many collectible six-cylinder bikes are highly valued, the ICZ1300 is still affordable. And when you've had your fun with a ICZ1300, consider selling it back to Japan. The bike was never sold there due to a 750-cc domestic limit, and Japanese collectors have been known to step up for nice examples.• Years produced:  Colors:  Number produced:  Engine:  Transmission:  Weight:  Price new:  Value today:  1979-1989 black, green, blue, brown approx. 2,000 1,286-cc, water-cooled six-cylinder five-speed 710 lb Cost of full service/tune:  Frame #:  Engine #:  Fun to ride:  $3,000 in 1979 $650—$3,000 About $500 On head stock Behind cylinder, left side Ease of maintenance:*-1.1-1.1-* Appreciation: lIrstrit Ideal owner: 6-foot-6-inch, 350-pound starting tackle for the Detroit Lions who is looking for a scooter. Sports Car Market found his interest in custom cars and hot rods surprising. The images offered by Bonhams were printed from his original negatives, which remain in a private collection. Lot 470, which sold for $230 and was estimated at $100-$150, was a side view of a 1940 full custom Ford convertible in front of a used car lot somewhere in Los Angeles. Lot 467 was a shot of Regg Schlernmer's Class C Roadster at El Mirage. This 1927 T was the cover car for the first issue of Hot Rod Magazine and ran 148.27 mph at the lake on April 24, 1948. The photo sold for $316, however the next one offered, which showed the roadster being pushed off El Mirage, did not sell. These photographs cannot be considered good investments, as any number of prints can be made from the negatives. What makes them interesting is the revealing of a little-known aspect of MacMinn's interest in cars. Once again we learn that real car guys have a fascination with anything on wheels that is well done, from customs to Frankfurt show cars. While there was no place at Pebble for hot rods during the period MacMinn served as the Chief Honorary Judge, times have changed and these icons of American creativity now strut their stuff next to the best of European coachwork. I think MacMinn would approve.•

Page 87

WARNING: upgrading your subscription to SCM GOLD may cause your keyboard to sizzle! As an SCM GOLD member, you will receive exclusive e-mails giving you near-instant results for all the major auctions around the world. Plus advance notice of SCM events, seminars and tours. You'll have a personal password for complete access to restricted areas on our website. Once logged in, you'll find 15 years of SCM auction results, including pictures, serial numbers and condition ratings. The results are searchable by year, make, model, auction and serial number. Imagine being able to determine values of cars based on actual sales! All the past SCM car profiles from Abarths to Zagato-bodied Lancias are also there and are available 24 hours a day. We have added an online version of the current SCM Price Guide, complete with collectibility tiers this year as well. Join the thousands of SCM subscribers who have upgraded to SCM GOLD. Start getting the inside information you need, sent so fast it may cause your computer to smoke like an early 12-cylinder Ferrari! Au.s  DO= All of these benefits are just S50 a year for subscribers ($80 for non-subscribers). Sign  up today online at ===. .0•111■•• ••••••■■■ Ira= ••••••■ •. www.sportscarmarket.com , or e-mail scmgold@sportscarmarket.com . ■•••■ • 41.0. 0.•• IN.NOW V= Ww.vm. WWN

Page 88

Twenty Year Picture Flex Your Muscle $16,000 $14,000 $12,000 $10,000 $8,000 $6,000 $4,000 $2,000 0 •001immom •00elimomimmimmil 1984 1 985 1986 198-411988 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995  1967 Chevrolet Camaro coupe iN 1967 Ford Mustang coupe • 1967 Plymouth Barracuda coupe .0,liwrfvepsome•mmoustimmemlimmitat--, of -r----i 1 1 , mar milir 1 000mmilimmilmommiminim 00.malommemomimmilummitmommil. r ' ran I TT 1 ' 1 ,....... I 1 —4- 7 -41-41---41---41,4_,LALAL4L,IL4L4LAL  1989 1 996 1997  1998 1999  2000 2001 2002 2003 Prices are for cars in excellent condition. This information is provided courtesy of the Black Book and Cars of Particular Interest Value Guide. CPI is the guide most often used by credit unions to determine loan values of collectible domestic and imported cars. Ph: 888.760.2267, www.blackbookusa.com • I I Mystery Photo Answers "We have an opportunity to appeal to a more youthful clientele, customers who appreciate the ruggedness of the great outdoors, who understand the need to cruise on Woodward Ave. instead of Park Ave., and who have risen above the need for taste and style!" No longer content to partner with Audi to produce cars, Alcoa goes it alone and offers their first effort. Available in any color you want as long as it's.. wait, is aluminum foil a color?—Winston Chew, San Jose, CA Although he followed the web site instructions carefully and spent hours applying the aluminum foil, it, sadly, did not make his car "invisible" to radar.—Christina Watts, San Jose, CA Chris Bangle presents his proposed prototype to the BMW Board of Directors for newly purchased Rolls-Royce. Chris stated, "We have an opportunity to appeal to a more youthful clientele, customers who appreciate the ruggedness of the great outdoors, who understand the need to cruise on Woodward Ave. instead of Park Ave., and who have risen above the need for taste and style."—David X, Jamaica Estates, NY 'A. — And now presenting the new Mark Bob Bayuk, Annandale, NJ The ultimate vanity mobile—you can see yourself from any angle.—Bart Hegg, Clovis, NM. Boy, that cleaning polish really works well. It even took off all the paint. Denise Consuelo, Victoria, TX — How else would the Silver Surfer get to the beach? —Doug Haag, Milwaukee, WL And this month 's winner of a sure-tobe-collectible-someday 1:18 scale model courtesy of Dave Kinney's USAppraisal is David X for his understanding of the relationship between this tiny car and the new Rolls-Royce.• 90  Sports Car Market

Page 89

Comments With Your Renewals I suggest that you not put TVRs in the Price Guide.. .at least until I can find a new owner for mine. Love the eWatch column and crave the Alfa stuff. I love all car magazines but read SCM first.—Kevin Manley, Eugene, OR How about an article on Callaway Corvettes? Great job in Monterey as emcee of Concorso Italiano.—John Kyle III, Davie, FL Good suggestion on the Callaways, both Alfas and Corvettes.—K.M. I'm still searching for that all-too-elusive '71-'73 911S, so keep up the good work and keep your Porsche coverage on one of the front burners.—Paul Berry, Santa Maria, CA . Offer Christmas gift specials. 2. Write a book/books on Ferrari collecting, including info on types of repairs. Maybe do it by price range or by groups having a clear start and a clear finish, e.g., 308/328.—Dan Shypula, Miami, FL. Dan, watch future issues for information about SCM books. And there is a gift offer in this issue.—K.M The magazine keeps getting better and better, and having SCM Gold is great. Keelty, Nichols, NY — Chris A really informative and useful publication-I have already given two gift subscriptions!—Allen Brewer, Ormond Beach, FL Nice to see you on the Colorado Grand.— Don Shires, Boulder, CO Thanks for being the best collector car magazine out there! I'll test drive the Internet upgrade, SCM Gold, for a year and see how it goes - hoping for good info as I should be buying another car this year. — Chris Brown, Sherman Oaks, CA I love your magazine, but it is pricey when .you're on an undergraduate's budget. Oh well.. .just means less beers on the weekend for a chance to peruse through the magazine while sitting in Chem 125. Thanks.—Khoa Nguyen, Savannah, GA And thanks to all ofyou for your thoughtful comments and your renewals.—Cindy Barger and Keith Martin• mgt. phi a,  - TINTTrIIIT" 0 BUY 0,R SELL CALL ) r-  SiI  • chi-Ins-Corn,  r) Nilver sold this '57 Chevy 210 for $125,000 at 8/03 Auction. CARS EXPECTED ENTRY FEES $16-0-T5-06-• COMMISSION 7% with reserve... 4% witho a Fort McDowell Arizona January 16-19  diYowell Coin •  Near Scottsdale, Ai Puyallup, Washington February 7-8 • Western Wash. Fairgrnds. • 200 cars • WI Corvette Hi Performand Meet Reno in the Spring Ma  • At John Ascuaga's Nugget 1-fold/Casino in Sparks • 250 cars Jackson Hole, Wyoming July 3-4 eton Village - July 4th Weekend • 150 cars • Mangy Moose Saloon grounds Reno, Nevada August 5-8 • Reno ¶: Hot August Nights Auction • 800 cars • Reno/Sparks Co Reno, Nevada August 5-70 Five Star Auction • 150 cars • Reno/Sparks Convention Center Sun Valley, Idaho September 4-5 • Sun Valley Lodge - Labor Day Weekend • 250 cars ...visit wzvw.SilverAuctions.com for calendar, cars scheduled, market reports of sold cars, buying & selling tips December, 2003  COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS 91

Page 90

Glovebox Notes A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM stable. is best 2003 PORSCHE 911 GT2 Neat Stuff / Bengt Halvorson CLEAR PLASTIC CLEANER AND POLISH Likes: Tremendous acceleration over most of the rev range; no turbo lag; slick transmission; good ride; responsive handling with some of the traditional 911 rear-biased characteristics; feels light. Price as tested: $187,100 Overall ownership experience: Verdict: A serious Teutonic muscle machine for the serious driver. Does most anything you want, effortlessly. Too bad it does not look more exotic. The suspension is bouncy on bumpy roads—at 135 mph, I was worried about skipping off the tarmac and into trouble.—John Draneas Gripes: Suspension too unsettled on bumpy roads; looks like a $75,000 911 inside and out. Fun to drive: **ter Fun to look at: *** 2003 FERRARI ENZO In most Ferraris, if any of the door strap pins are missing, the door can swing so far open that it will impact the fender, resulting in costly damage to both door and fender. This kit contains all the necessary parts to limit the swing of the door, preventing costly dents and dings on your car. Price: $59.95 for pre 7/81, $29.95 for 7/81 on. Italian Car Parts, 503.655.9811, www. ital iancarparts.com . EUROPEAN HALOGEN HEADLAMPS Price (MSRP): $643,330 Likes: Spectacular acceleration; terrific Fl transmission; effortless handling; comfortable seats (both of them); awesome brakes; phenomenal sounds, arresting looks; cool doors. Gripes: Limited side visibility makes intersections a real challenge; having serious fun on public roads will get you thrown in jail. Fun to drive: ter*** (Big ones) Fun to look at: ***** Overall ownership experience: lIrtIrtnIr* Verdict: An open wheel race car, but with some creature comforts. At any rpm, punching the gas will bring you to redline before you can begin counting. Surprisingly light steering, superb handling. It's hard to imagine going fast enough to stress the chassis. Even in super-firm race mode, at 125+ mph, the adjustable suspension soaks up bumps so well the car never loses its composure.—ID.• 92 Eliminate eyestrain at night caused by weak vintage low beams, and/or stop blinding oncoming drivers caused by using your high beams all the time. These large, seven-inch-diameter round Hella headlamps—which fit older European cars like Alfas and Fiats—are 50 percent brighter than standard halogens and far better than the original sealed- Made m Germany beam headlamps. And even though the new headlamps are much brighter, they employ precision-cut reflectors to cut off the stray light that causes glare for oncoming traffic, giving a more consistent low beam and a longer-reaching high beam. Price: $89.95 per pair. International Auto Parts, 800.726.0555, www. international-auto. com . In some older cars, even expensive sports cars, the plastics don't age very well; after only a few years they can often look faded, cloudy or hazy, scratched, or stained by grime. This PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner and Polish works to restore plastic or Plexiglas to its original appearance. "Microabrasive technology" provides safe cleaning and polishing in one step, with enough strength to remove even fine scratches. Conditioning oils and water-resistant polymers help give important protection to weatherexposed plastics like convertible windows. The gel formula works on headlights and taillights, too, and doesn't contain harsh solvents. Price: $4.99. Meguiar's, 800.854.8073, www.meguiars.com. DOOR STRAP PIN KIT FOR FERRARI HEATED IN-CAR BLANKET Here's the perfect gift for that family member or friend for top down drives in winter weather. This heated blanket plugs into the cigarette lighter outlet, and an eight-foot cord allows back-seat passengers to use it comfortably, as well. Measures a generous 42" by 56". Price: $39.95. Griot's Garage, 800345.5789, www.griotsgarage.com . real-time speeds for all the cars in a race. Alldigital technology yields an accuracy of plus or minus mph, and the beam is so precise that it can measure the speed of a car moving 200 mph g up to 1300 feet away. Reads out in miles per hour or kilometers per hour. The lightweight gun runs on six AA batteries and comes with a carrying case and neck strap. The multi-function graphical readout is great for measuring speeds in sports like baseball or tennis as well as motorsports. Price: $229.99. Mid T T11 - 800.500.8388, www.madvet.com. WHEEL RESTORATION KIT SPEEDSTER SPEED GUN With this affordable but accurate speed gun, you'll be able to get America Designs, If you have an older sports car with aluminum alloy wheels, they're likely nicked, scratched, or dented by now. Though professional wheel repair and polishing can be very costly, with this rather inexpensive kit you may be able to get similar results. The kit includes enough of each material—stripper, cleaner, polishing compound, glisten clearcoat, and metal polish—to fix and polish an entire set of wheels. Buffing wheels and adapters are included, and a drill is the only thing you have to provide. Price: $129.00. RestoMotive Laboratories, 800.725.0682, vvww.por15.com.• Sports Car Market

Page 91

SCM Showcase Gallery Just $441month ($66 non-subscribers). E-mail photo (300 dpi jpg) to artdir@sportscarmarket.com . Or call Kirsten at 503.261.7127 x202. We will bill you. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline is the 25th of each month. SCM Text Classifieds Info 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC, s/n 11257. Excellent example of one of Ferrari's very best road cars. Everything works, clean interior. Electric windows and AC. No Stones. $86,500. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, fantasyjunction.com . (CA) 1971 Lamborghini Espada Series II. Red/blk leather. An exceptionally well cared for example. Vehicle is freshly serviced with all mechanical receipts. Low miles. Won best in class at Italian car fest. A dream to own and drive. Call for more info and pictures. Asking $32,000 OBO. Call 847.816.1630. Just $15 ($25 non-subscribers) for up to 25 words, text-only classifieds. E-mail text and section it goes in to artdir@sportscarmarket.com . We will bill you. OR Fax to 503.253.2234 with Visa/MC. Deadline is the 25th of each month. Jaguar Mark IX. Immaculate result of a cost-no-object restoration, the absolute best available anywhere. Stunning. $55K ONO by 11/30/03. More info & photos: www.beachamcars.com . 617.513.0388, 007@donrose.com . 1965 Mustang Convertible. Metallic silver blue, 289 V8, new white top/interior, seldom driven since 1998 professional restoration, automatic, power steering, power brakes, wire wheel covers - always garaged and immaculate, $27,500. 772.834.8907; gdrescher@sfrlphis.net . (FL) 1996 Corvette Convertible with removable hardtop! Only 21,350 miles! Perfect polar white exterior/dove gray interior, auto trans., ride control, Bose CD system and dual power sport seats. Needs nothing but a new owner. Call Casey Gregory at Gregory Auto Sales 972.842.3210 or after 5pm call 214.616.1209. (TX) 1966 Shelby GT350, s/n SFM6S990. Excellent competitive example with full history. Never crashed or bent. Accepted by HMSA, CSRG and SVRA. Bare metal rebuild in original colors. destroked 302, top-loader, TruTrak. Full records. $55,000. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, fantasyjunction.com . (CA) 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce. Restored, rust-free, show car. Sport suspension, re-built engine, custom interior, paint, everything new or re-built. Angelo at 440.646.1255, angeloargentieri@msn.com . (OH) 1955 Pegaso Z.102 coupe, body by Touring. 1 of 89 cars made by Spanish factory. RHO. 3.2 L V8 4-cam rebuilt 20 years ago w/low mileage since. 3 owners since 1955. Located in Europe. See Pagans Book by Mosquera/ Comacros. Interesting history w/factory involvement. $225k. 415.897.0862. (CA) 1957 Porsche 356 race car. Full restoration. 1.6L 160HP twin plugs, titanium rods, MSD, Moms seat, JoMar Shifter, twin oil coolers, Brembos, full cage. 92-93 Pan America, HSR-West, VARA logs. Maintained by Wayne Baker. Extra gears & wheels available. jwlinfesty@aol.com $35k OBO-trades? John: 310.505.2087. (CA) 1962 409 Bubbletop. 1 owner car, 20,000 original miles, 409/380HP 4 speed, 4.56 posi from factory, original numbers matching drivetrain, original black paint and original red interior. Amazing car asking $60,000 OBO. willys@vgemetnet. Jeff 413.269.4325. (MS) 1982 Mirage M12B, 3002. Last of glorious Mirage line. Aluminum honeycomb chassis, 4 litre Cosworth DFL, Newland VG-5. New paint. Prepped and tested 7/03. $145,000. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, fantasyjunction.com . (CA) 1966 275 GTB Alloy s/n 08159. Red/tan leather, long nose, alloy body, 3 carbs, pwr windows and Campagnolo wheels. Restored and fully sorted. CA car. 72k miles. Manuals and full original tool kit. $300k. Rollin Polonitza 847.475.7544; wk 312.362,4739; rollinpol@yahoo.com . (IL) 1975 Jensen (Healey) GT. 19k original miles. 2nd owner. Original paint, leather interior, walnut dash, pwr windows, AC, tires & mechanicals like new. Lotus 907 DOHC engine with twin Dell'Orto's. Koni shocks, header & free flow exhaust. $12,500 OBO. HAS250@aol.com or 804.741.4397. NA) 1976 Porsche 914 2.0 Original 28k miles. Pampered 8 documented since new. Perfect running order. Local PCP Concour Best of Show winner. 100% original. If you're seeking the best existing 914? Call with all your questions. $18,500. 630.202.4979. (IL) 1 1972 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino, Original 28k miles. Pampered since new. Very, very clean and perfect running order. Always properly maintained & stored. Local concour winning vehicle. Call with all your questions. $82,500. 630.202.4979. (IL) 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint. Excellent condition, no rust anywhere. Excellent chrome and interior. Mechanically perfect, maintained by Euro-tec Motors. $13,500. Call Tony 516.248.6237. (NY) 1961 Elva Mk6. 1500 cc Cosworth. White. Hew/and 5 spd. Vintage legal. Ran/finished several events this season incl. First in Class. Has run in Monterey Histories. Includes Elva Mk 6 body molds, extra wheels & 2002 16 ft Haulmark enclosed trailer. $50k donshires@comcastnet. 303.473.9854. (CO) 1986 Ferrari 412 5-speed, S/N 60359. Red/Tan witt 17,342 original miles. Spectacular original conditior with all records and recent major service. Full power wilt' Dual Air, both tool kits and books. Immaculate, origins condition touring Ferrari. David Nelson, Please cal 330.388.8862 or e-mail to dcnelson@coolaire.com . 1986 Ferrari 412 5-speed, S/N 60359. Red/Tan with 17,342 original miles. Spectacular original condition with all records and recent major service. Full power with Dual Air, both tool kits and books. Immaculate, original condition touring Ferrari. David Nelson, Please call 330.388.8862 or e-mail to dcnelson@coolaire.com . 1925 Lancia Lambda Pirotta Boattail Special. Specially and successfully prepared for the Mille Miglia Retrospective. Strengthened 7th Series components and Pirotta head. Among the fastest road ready Lambdas. $98,500. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, fantasyjunction.com . (CA) 1952 "Mechanics Illustrated Special". Rare, fast, rust free, steel 50's V-8 Special. Eddie Meyer speed equipped + balanced Ford F/H. Orig. CA plates. Ong. plans, drawings, etc. This one is REALLY neat! $25k obo. 805.466.1015. (CA) Wanted: Ferrari 308 GTS carb or QV. SCM Managing Editor Cindy Banzer has decided it's time for her to have her own Ferrari. No-stories car, friendly price, please Blue or other interesting color preferred. Will fly in and drive home. 503.261.0304, cbanzer@sportscarmarkeLcom. (OR)

Page 92

Resource Directory Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 503.261.7127 x204 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. AUCTION COMPANIES Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33-01 42 99 20 20, fax 33-01 42 99 20 21. Maison de vente aux encheres, 7, Rond-Point des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris. e-mail: arteurial@auction.fr. www.poulainlefur.com. (FR) 6694, fax 480/421-6697. 3020 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. e-mail: info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrettjackson.com. (AZ) Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480/421- Kensington Motor Group, Inc. 631/537-1868, fax 631/537-2641. P.O. Box 2277, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. KenMotor@aol.com . (NY) 760/323-7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262. classiccarauction.com . (CA) Palm Springs Auctions Inc./Keith McCormick. 760/320-3290, 730630, fax 44-1925 730830 Whitegate Farm, Hatton Lane, Hatton, Cheshire, UK. WA4 4BZ info@classic-auctions.co.uk , www.classic-auctions.com . (UK) Kruse International. 800/968-4444, fax 260/925-5467. P.O. Box 190, Auburn, IN 46706. www.kruseintemationalcom. (IN) Bonhams. 415/391-4000, fax 415/ 391-4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103; Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. 44207-228-8000, fax 44-207-585-0830. www.bonhams.com. (CA) Christie's. 310/385-2699, fax 3 10/3850246. 360 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. www.christies.com . (CA) Dana Mecum Auction Company. 815/568-8888, fax 815/568-6615. P.O. Box 422, Marengo, IL 60152. www.mecumauction.com . (IL) eBay Motors, a part of eBay Inc. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Visit the "Services" section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. H&H Classic Auctions. 44-1925 worldwide experience. We will help you in your time of need: We negotiate for you. Settlements, insurance, disputes, estates, pre-purchase, donations, etc. E-mail: appra isals@cosmopolitarunotors.com. (WA) USAppraisal. 703/759-9100. 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. Call or visit our Web site. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). E-mail: dlikinney@usappraisal.com; www.usappraisal.com . (VA) 332-8183. Serving SF Bay Area and northern California. Prompt, personal, professional and affordable service for insurance, legal, IRS and pre-purchase inspection. Free phone consultations. joetro@pacbell.net ; www.bestyellow.corn/ classic/index.htm. (CA) Joseph L. Troise Appraisals. 415/ 2886. Serving 33 states, valuation, insurance, divorce, trusts, estates, charitable gifts, diminished value, pre-purchase inspections, expert witness. www.autoappraisal.com , e-mail: aag@autoappraisal.com. "Not just one man's opinion." (VA) 1 billion dollars in worldwide experience. Top prices paid; from one car to entire collections, condition and location are no obstacles. "We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian." E-mail: sales@cosmopolitarunotors.com. (WA) eBay Motors, a part of eBay Inc. The World's Online Marketplace. Consistently ranked the best automotive site on the Web by Nielsen/NetRatings. Everyday drivers, collector cars, auto parts and accessories, motorcycles and automobilia. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Every vehicle transaction is covered by $20,000 in free insurance. Visit the "Services" section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. Auto Appraisal Group. 800/848fax FtM Auctions, Inc. 800/2114371, fax 519/351-1337 One Classic 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@spokane.net; www.silverauetions.com. (WA) Car Dr., Blenheim, ON NOP 1AO. www.rmauctions.com . (CAN) Russo and Steele. 602/252-2697, www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) Silver Auctions.  800/255-4485, Santiago Collector Car Auctions. 800/994-2816, fax 405/8436251. 7321 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73116. E-mail Rocky: rockydb5@sbcgloba1.net. (OK) APPRAISALS Dave Brownell's Vintage Auto Appraisals. Phone 802/362-4719; fax 802/362-3007. 25-plus years experience nationwide and internationally. Single cars or entire collections. Brass cars to contemporary supercars. Complete services from pre-purchase to insurance, donation, estate, expert witness. E-mail: dbrownell@sprynet.com. (VT) Charles W. Clarke. Phone/fax: 860/658-2714. Automotive consultant/ appraiser. Hartford, Connecticut area base. State of Connecticut licensed. 40-plus years automotive experience, appraisals and wherewithal to address most any situation. We can travel. E-mail: cwc-cars@cox.net. (CT) 467-6531, fax 206/467-6532. Complete appraisal services for any and all vehicles of particular note. Over 1 billion dollars in 94  Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206/ Classic Car Research. 248/557-2880. fax 248/557-3511. 15 years in business, IAAA, for loans, estates, divorce, insurance and pre-purchase. Detroit area, will travel. www.jmkclassiccars.com or kawifreek@msn.com. (MI) Dean V. Kruse. 260/927-1111, fax 260/920-2222. Certified appraiser with 35 years in the business, appraisals completed for most of nationwide banks and insurance companies. Kruse International auctions more than 10,000 collector cars per year. One car or collections, donators, estates, disputes, pre-purchase inspections, attorneys, buyers, sellers. All inquiries kept confidential. E-mail: dkruse@myvine.com. (IN) Featherman & Co. Inc. 610/645-5595. Scott Featherman has over 20 years experience and is both a certified IAAA appraiser and ASE master technician. Complete services include appraisals, pre-purchase inspections, expert witness and advisory. Personal, prompt, confidential—available nationwide. For more information, see our listing in SCM Display Advertisers Index. E-mail: scott@feathco.com, Web: www.FeathermanCo.com . (PA) AUTOMOBILIA Spyder Enterprises: 831/659-5335, fax 831-659-5335. Authentic vintage posters, postcards, memorabilia (1960s and earlier); mainly focused on Porsche, Ferrari and racing. Leather accesories for Porsche 356; Halon fire extinguishers for your classic car; Ferrari 250/275/330 repro tool kits. Free 36 page list of all items by e-mail at: singer356@aol.com . (NY) L'art et l'automobile gallery & auction house: 631/329-8580. 25 years of experience, 2 auctions yearly (June & December), catalog subscription $20/year or online at www.arteauto.com. We carry a large collection of out-of-print books, vintage posters, prints, artwork, literature, memorabilia, etc. E-mail: jvautoart@aolcom, fax: 631/329-8589. (NY) BUY/SE WGENERAL 6531, fax 206/467-6532. 2030 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121. Experts in collector cars worldwide. Whether buying, selling, evaluating, consigning or appraising, we cut the edge on the current market. Over Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206/467- Grand Prix Classics. 858/459-3512, fax 619/459-3512. Specialize in the buying and selling of historic sports cars and racing cars. large extensive poster inventory. Automotive books, videos, art library. 7456 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037. E-mail: info@grandprixclassics.com; www.grandprixclassics.com. (CA) Oldtimer Garage. 41-31-819 00 00, fax 41-31-819 51 91. Gurbestrasse 3, CH-3125, Toffen, Bern, Switzerland. www.oldtimergarage.com . (CH) www.historicalcars.com We BuyWe Sell-We Find. Europe/US/Asia/ Far East. If you are looking to buy or sell a vehicle(s) with historic or collector appeal, try us. 30 years of experience, your satisfaction our priority. Any time—Any place—Anywhere. www.historicalcars.com . MotorCities.com- We'll sell your collector car or motorcycle in 30 days or less or you don't pay!-You pay nothing up front, 1-5% commission upon sale-Custom-Built eBay Auction Pages-Digital Photography Services-Free Market Appraisal-Give us a shot! There's nothing to lose-Phone: 801/ 792-1882, Fax: 443/342-0755, E-mail: sales@motorcities.com. (UT) COUKTOR CAR FINANCING J.J. Best Banc & Company. 800/ USA-1965, fax 508/945-6006. The largest national leader on Antique, Classic, Exotic, Rod and Sports Cars with rates starting at 7.99% and long terms from 5 to 12 years. Call, fax or e-mail your application today for quick 10 minute approval. Efficient and professional service is what you deserve so don't hesitate, call us today to be in the driver's seat of your dream car tomorrow. www.jjbest.com . (MA) COLLECTOR CAR INSURANCE American Collectors Insurance. 800/360-2277. We've been taking the hassle-and expense-out of insuring collector vehicles since 1976. Get the collector coverage you need, at a price you won't believe! Visit us online for an instant rate quote, www.AmericanCollectors.com, or call toll-free. Available in all states except AK and HI. (NJ) Hagerty Collector Car Insurance. 800/922-4050. Collector cars aren't like their late-model counterparts. These clas- Fantasy Junction. 510/653-7555, fax 510/653-9754, www.fantasyjunction.com , e-mail sales@fantasyjunction.com . Specializing in European collectible autos and racing cars from the 1920s to the 1970s, with over 50 cars in stock. Bruce Trenery has over 25 years experience in this business, based in the East Bay area. Clients and contacts worldwide with satisfaction as the hallmark. 1145 Park Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608. (CA) sics actually appreciate in value so standard market policies that cost significantly more won't do the job. With Hagerty, we'll agree on a fair value and cover you for the full amount. No prorated claims, no hassles, no games. See what Hagerty can do for you! Call 1-800-922-4050, or visit our Web site at: www.hagerty.com. (MI) 395-4835. From "brass & wood" antiques to modem day classics, our program accepts a wide range of collector vehicles. Enjoy excellent coverage & low "collector" rates. No strict mileage limitations in most states. Call toll-free or visit us online at American Hobbyist.com . (FL) COLLECTOR CAR LEASING 267-7700, fax 203/267-7773. With over 20 years of experience specializing in exotic, classic and vintage autos, our Lease/Purchase plan is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term as well as those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination plan allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. We make leasing as simple as turning the key. www.WhyNotLease.com. (CT) Putnam Leasing. 866/90-LEASE (866/905-3273). Never get in a car with strangers. Custom-tailored, leaseto-own financing for your dream car. Easy, fast and dependable. Exclusive leasing agent for Barrett-Jackson, Cavallino and Ferrari Club of America 2004 International Meet. Go with people you trust. Call toll free or visit www.PutnamLeasing.com . (CT) Premier Financial Services. 203/ RESTORATION/GENERAL 224-8657, fax 503/223-6953. Awardwinning interior restoration. Leather dyeing and color matching. 431 NW 9th, Portland, OR 97209. (OR) Guy's Interior Restorations. 503/ VINTAGE EVENTS The Colorado Grand. 1,000 mile tour of western Colorado. Pre-1961 sports cars. Frank Barrett. 970/926-7810, fax 970/926-1815. (CO) CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT Cosdel International. 415/777-2000, fax 415/543-5112. Now in its 33rd year of international transport. Complete service, including import/export, customs clearances, DOT and EPA, air/ocean, loading and unloading of containers. Contact Martin Button, (CA) e-mail: info@cosdel.com; www.cosdelcom. (CA) Passport Transport. 800/325-4267, fax 314/878-7295. Classic and specialty cars delivered anywhere in the USA. Special event services, including Pebble Beach, Monterey Histories, BarrettJackson, and Auburn. Standard-of-theindustry service since 1970. www.passporttransport.com . (MO) TNT, INC. 518/236-4166, fax 518/ 236-4549. Personalized auto transport service-door to door, coast to coast, open carrier or enclosed carrier. Winching and 24-hour security. First class equipment. Dependable and insured. (NY) Intercity Lines, Inc. 800/221-3936, fax 413/436-9422. Rapid, hassle-free, coast-to-coast service. Insured, enclosed transport for your valuable car at affordable prices. State-of-the-art satellite transport tracking. Complete service for vintage races, auctions, relocation Sports Car Market American Hobbyist Insurance. 800/

Page 93

Concours Transport Systems. 253/ 973-3987, fax 253/851-4707. Enclosed auto transport nationwide. Lift gate loading, experienced personnel. Classic & exotic cars. Special events—fully insured. Fred Koller, owner. fredkoller@ concourstransport.com , www.concourstransport.com . (WA) moves. www.intercitylines.com . (MA) PC BEAR Auto Transport specializing in all types: hobby, collector vehicles, toys, neat old stuff, regular cars, parts, and winching. Life long car nut. Equipment serviced and maintained by me. Clean driving record since 1959 in all states. ICCMC, US DOT insured. I sleep in my truck while transporting. Inspection and check delivery service. Door to door delivery. PC Bear, 135 Broad St., Akron, PA 17501. 717/859-1585. Talk to me anytime. Thank you. (PA) ENGLISH Repairs / Restorations / Race International Motor Car Repair, Inc. ph/fax 845/226-9027, Hopewell Junction, NY. Specializing in the repair of all British cars. Factory trained RollsRoyce and Jaguar technician. Located an hour and a half from the New York Metropolitan area. Pick-up and delivery arranged. Call Jeff Palmeri). (NY) 3225, fax 503/646-4009. Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. AC restoration specialist. 35 years experience. Partial to full restorations done to street or concours standards. (OR) JWF Restorations, Inc. 503/643AC 643-3225, fax 503/646-4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. The World's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. (OR) AC Owner's Club Limited. 503/ Austin-Healey Club USA. 888/ 4AHCUSA, fax 503/528-0533. 8002 NE Hwy 99, Ste B PMB 424, Vancouver, WA 98665-8813. Oldest national Austin-Healey club and factory club heritage. The resource for all current and future owners. Members receive Austin-Healey Magazine, Resource Book, calendar, tech assistance, book discount. Annual dues still just $35. Visa/MC accepted. Visit our Web site: www.healey.org. (OR) Austin Healey - Rocky Santiago. 405/843-6117, fax 405/843-6251. 7321 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73116. Specializing in Aston Martins, all years, all conditions. Buy/sell/consign. If you are buying or selling, please call. Also have other English cars, including Healeys, MGs, Triumphs, etc. (OK) Aston Martin Automotive Restorations, Inc./ Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARV VRS), 203/377-6745, fax 203/386-0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.VintageRacingServices.com , www .AutomotiveRestorations.com. (CT) Aston Martin Owners Club East Coast and Canada Contact: Robert Stockman, Chairman: 386/446-8081 386/ 445-6000 RMSAMRAD@PCFL.com 20 Marbella Court, Palm Coast, FL 32137 Sponsors many events including social, concours and speed throughout the year from the east coast to the Mississippi. Historical information, technical resourc- December, 2003  es and sales information relating to old and new cars available to members. (FL) Jaguar JAGUAR PARTS AT WHOLESALE PRICING Huge Factory Fresh Original Parts Inventory Ready To Ship zo/Overnight Delivery CALL MONTE SHEITON JAGUAR: JAGUAR 1-800-819-5681 Jaguar Clubs of North America. 888/CLUBJAG, Write: JCNA, 1000 Glenbrook Road, Anchorage, KY 40223. Join the primary organization of Jaguar enthusiasts in US/Canada. 52 local clubs provide social and other activities. JCNA sponsors championships in concours, rally, slalom. Members receive bi-monthly Jaguar Journal magazine. www.jcna.com . (BC) Northshore Sportscars. 847/247Morgan 0447. Authorized Agent for Morgan Motor Company. Sales, Service, Restoration for all vintage British Marques. Always buying clean original and restored examples. Austin-Healey, Jaguar, MG, Triumph. Visit our Web site, northshores portscars.com , Lake Bluff, IL. (IL) Automotive Restorations, Inc./ Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI/ VRS), 203/377-6745, fax 203/386-0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. VintageRacingServices.com, Automotive Restorations.com . (CT) RoIls-RovcelBentIey Alleake@aol.com, 12895 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006. alfaromeorestorations.com (CA) The DiFatta Brothers, LTD. 800/ 638-7656 (orders). Info, 410/426-7524, fax 410/426-8194. 5928 Belair Rd., Baltimore, MD 21206. Largest importer of Alfa, Fiat and Lancia parts on the East Coast. Decades of experience-we know these cars, and we know the right parts. VISA/MC. Orders, www.difatta.com . (MD) to buy, from rare one-offs to serial production ordinaries. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus—call me first or call me last, I'll make you the best cash offer. Buyers, let me use my 20,000-car database to help you find a car, or verify the history of one you are looking at. www.ferrarisonline.com. (CA) Re-Originals. 281/807-1945, fax 281/807-1946. THE US source for original upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, and original, new European taillights, headlights, grilles and door panels for most Italian cars ('47-'78). Additional distributors wanted. (TX) Nasko's Imports. 503/771-1472, 5409 SE Francis, Portland, OR 97206. Oregon's oldest and most respected Alfa repair and performance tuning facility. Milano spoken here! Ask about our used Alfas for sale. Fast work, fair prices. (OR) Repairs / Restoration Thomas Shaughnessey Consulting. 949/366-6211, fax 949/366-6827. Professional buyer of Ferraris, primarily '50s, '60s and '70s. Also have extensive Lambo and Maser experience. Additionally deal in Ferrari engines. Plus—have more than 350 Ferrari wheels in stock. Call today for straight talk and honest advice. San Clemente, CA. (CA) Automotive Restorations, Inc./ Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI/ VRS). 203/377-6745, fax 203/386-0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.VintageRacingServices.com , vvww .AutomotiveRestorations.com. (CT) GERMAN Dan Sommers's Veloce Motors. 503/274-0064. 1425 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209. More than two decades of helping Alfa, Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini owners keep their cars on the road while not emptying their bank accounts. Other foreign cars serviced as well. (OR) FERRARI / MASERATI LAMBORGHINI / ETC. Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. Sales, 800/547-4455, 503/255-7560. Service and Parts, 800/944-6483, 503/257-9655. America's oldest and most dedicated Ferrari dealer. New and used exotic cars. Also, huge parts department with fast, fast service. 203 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97203. (OR) Peter Hageman, Vintage Automobiles. 206/954-1961, fax 425/287-0660. P.O. Box 554, Kirkland, WA 98033. Prewar European autos, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, specializing in vintage Bentleys. (WA) ALFA ROMEO Parts Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510/5259435, fax 510/524-3636. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. (CA) Centerline. 303/447-0239, fax 303/ 447-0257. Restoration and replacement parts. Giulietta through 164. Free catalog. www.centerlinealfa.com . (CO) International Auto Parts 800-788- 4435, 434/973-0555, fax 434/973-2368. Est. 1971. Over 90,000 Alfa/ Fiat/ Lancia parts, 1956 to present, in stock, ready to ship. Fast, knowledgeable service + same day shipping! FREE 76 page catalog. 4351 Seminole Trail, P.O. Box 9036, Charlottesville, VA 22906-9036. (VA) Performance Motoring Associates 831/338-9703, fax 831/338-2031. Former Alfa Romeo dealer and SCCA racing champion, Al Leake has over 30 years of experience to compliment his new restoration shop. Specializing in Giulietta/Guilia. Extensive inventory of cars, racing components and parts. Lightweight body panels, Sebring racing suspensions and complete restorations now available. E-mail 650-2690, fax 949/650-2730. 922 Sunset Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Specializing in sales of Ferrari and other exotics. Consignments, brokerage services, references available. Extensive computer database. Whether buying or selling, call. (CA) ItalParts. Fax +31 172 240536. Specializing in Italian car parts and prewar car parts. 25 years of experience in finding all kinds of parts. Lots of spare parts in stock. Look on my Internet site: www.italparts.com. If you don't find the part there, send us an e-mail: info@italparts.com. Buy Italian engines/ parts/cars of pre-war period and '50s and early '60s. (IT) Garry Roberts & Company. 949/ Alex Dearborn in Topsfield, MA. 978/887-6644, fax 978/887-3889. Buying, selling and trading vintage Mercedes. Specializing in 300SLs. Large database of older MBs. www.dearbornauto.com . (MA) Mercedes-Benz Gull Wing Group International. Gary Estep, 530/345-6701. 776 Cessna, Chico, CA 95928. Dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of 1954 to 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupes and Roadsters. You do not have to be an owner to belong. Member benefits include: twelve monthly magazines per year plus a national convention that rotates its location around the country. Also, reproduction parts and much more. (CA) Mercedes-Benz Club of America. 800/637-2360. MBCA, 1907 Lelaray St., Colorado Springs, CO 80909. World's largest Mercedes-Benz club, 33,000 members, all models, 1886onward; excellent 120-page color magazine, The Star, with how-to tech articles, history, new models, racing, hundreds of cars for sale, ads free to members, much more. New car raffle, tech assistance, national events, more; dues $45/yr. www.mbca.org . (CO) Automotive Restorations, Inc./ Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARV VRS), 203/377-6745, fax 203/386- 0486, I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis. 310/274-7440, fax 310/274-9809, simonrandy@aol.com. If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please, call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. Randy Simon. (CA) Gentry Lane Lamborghini. 416/ 535-9900, fax 416/535-8152. Also Canada's largest Ferrari parts inventory. Under new ownership. Call today with your needs. Jason Popovich. (ON) Symbolic Motor Car Company. 858/454-1800, fax 858/454-1890. 7440 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92307. Largest dealer of exotic Ferraris, Jaguars, Alfas and other cars in the world. Always a superb array of important cars on display. Interesting trades always considered. www.symbo I icmotors.com . (CA) Michael Sheehan. 949/646-6086, fax 949/646-6978. Always looking for cars 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.VintageRacingServices.com , www .AutomotiveRestorations.com. (CT) 356 Registry. 810/688-9090, fax 810/688-9091. 356 Registry, 3359 Kings Mill Rd, North Branch, MI 48461. A club for those interested in 356 Porsches. The Registry Magazine is published six times a year. 356 ownership not necessary. Dues $30 annually. Membership information: Barbara Skirmants. www.356registry.org. (MI) Porsche AMERICAN Shelby American Automobile Club. 860/364-0449, fax 860/364-0769. P.O. Box 788, Sharon, CT 06069. Over 5,000 members, 50 Regions throughout the world. Dedicated to the care and preservation of the cars that Carroll Shelby produced. Two national conventions a year, semi-annual magazine, bi-monthly newsletter as well as a registry. (CT)* Shelby 95

Page 94

eI•Vatch r W hile cult micros like Isettas, Jollys and even the somewhat larger Mini-Mokes are climbing in value, the prices of the really strange oddballs are just going nowhere. We watched these three no-sale on eBay Motors recently. The most intriguing was a 1969 Jawa Velorex cycle car. They were produced in Czechoslovakia from the late 1940s through the '70s. The firm's primary focus was motorcycles but the little cycle car that was offered on eBay could, with a little imagination, be compared to a Morgan three-wheeler. It was recently restored and had a Naugahyde exterior and a two-cylinder, 350-cc, two-stroke en- push five figures but this one sold for a marketcorrect price. by Carl Bomstead It received only one bid and at $1,501 it also remained at the museum. Below are some other items of interest that appeared on my monitor this month: EBAY #2749755437-1932 OLYMPIC GAMES LICENSE PLATE TOPPER. First Bid: $15.00. Number of Bids: 16. SOLD AT: $431.50. Date: 9/4/03. It is remarkable that this topper survived intact over the past 70 years, as the top appears to be very vulnerable to breakage. This piece hits a number of collecting interests, which most likely accounts for the strong price. Would have looked good on my 1932 Auburn but I was not willing to step up to the plate. gine with a four-speed transmission and both electric and manual start. It received 15 bids, but at $5,400 the seller was looking for more. Two Velotos were offered from the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum, an SCM'er who created the microcar craze when he put his former collection up for sale in Paris some years back. The Velotos were built by Jean Bellier in France and introduced in 1972. One of the two offered was a 50cc model, a small two-seater. It was claimed that a driver's license was not required for operation. Starting bid was $500, EBAY#2188247730—VINTAGE WOCO PEP ROAD MAP FROM GEORGIA. First Bid: $7.99. Number of Bids: 14. SOLD AT: $430.50. Date: 8/27/03. Oil company road maps are thought be a little soft but someone forgot to tell the buyer of this one. The graphics on this pre-World War II map, produced by the distributor of Pure Oil products in Georgia, are not particularly striking so rarity is the driving force behind the price. It sold for about twice what I thought it would have, but cyberspace, with its millions of prospective buyers, continues to surprise us. but it received only 10 bids, and at $1,601.99 it stayed in the museum. The other was a 1980 Super Deluxe Veloto that had a very definite golf cart look, yet with no place for the clubs. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market magazine (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Keith Martin Publications, PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR and additional entries. Subscription rates are $58 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $78 Canada/Mexico, Europe $88, Asia/Africa/Middle East $98. Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 24-hours 800.289.2819, 503.252.5812; fax 503.252.5854. 96 EBAY #3625305752—PORC E LAIN GREYHOUND TICKET OFFICE SIGN. First Bid: $1.00. Number of Bids: 38. SOLD AT: $3,600. Date: 9/13/03. Vintage bus signs in decent condition are hot property; this one was held back a bit by some hurts on the top edge. There are two earlier versions of Greyhound signs that have the greyhound _r TICKET OFFICE H E GREYHOUND wuncum extended through the body of the sign. Those POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market EBAY #2654963984—I929 R. LALIQUE PINTADE (GUINEA HEN) HOOD ORNAMENT. First Bid: $5,000. Number of Bids: 15. NOT SOLD AT: $21,100. Date: 9/7/03. This is one of the rarest and thus most expensive of the R. Lalique mascots. To my mind it is not particularly attractive and the high bid seemed more than adequate. But I recognize that the market for authentic R. Lalique mascots is ascending at a rapid pace so perhaps the seller was correct in not letting it go. EBAY #2750141428—DEL MONTE FOREST LICENSE TAG. First Bid: $10. Number of Bids: 1. SOLD AT: $10. Date: 9/6/03. Every year since 1928, a special license plate tag has been issued to property owners in Del Monte Forest, home of Pebble Beach and its famed concours. This allows entry onto the property without having to stop at the guard- house and identify yourself. This one was purchased at a bargain price by the co-chairman of the concours, also a long-time SCM'er. He has the largest known collection of the tags and is only missing a single one from the mid-1930s to complete his set. This one was a duplicate for his collection, but at the price he could not pass it by and now he's got trading material. EBAY #3623121620—MOHAWK MOTOR OIL QUART CAN. First Bid: $7.99. Number of Bids: 12. SOLD AT: $202.49. Date Sold: 8/26/03. For the umpteenth time: If you list your item in the wrong category it will cost you a bunch of money. This can, worth $1,000 all day long, was listed under advertising tins rather than oil company quart cans and the result was an $800 coo w sCsA" . MOHAVI4 MCITOr"? OIL- r'iN UPsyigIAN IA d hit for the seller—or inversely, a windfall for the buyer. There are eBay fanatics who make a living searching out this kind of mis-labeled stuff, snagging it at a bargain and flipping it, correctly described, at full-market price.*

Page 95

Cosmopolitan Motors, ix 1 .4 74 • • ", • : 4 1936 A.C. Coupe 14K Original  1967 Alfa Duetto Spyder Boat-tail  1966 Austin London Taxi Lovely Patina  1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz White/Red/Project  1958 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan Motor  1961 Cadillac Convertible Superb Driver  1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Convertible Big Project  1948 ChryslerTown and Country Woody  1951 Daimler Roadster Bristol Condition & Rare  1974 Datsun 240 Z 1 owner/ 40k Original  1936 Delahaye 135 labouniette 3 Position Drophead  1924 Dodge Tourer Proper Older Restoration  1925 Dodge Roadster Lovely Patina & Rebuilt Motor  1960 Dodge Pickup 01'Yeller  1999 Dodge Viper RT/10 Hand-painted by Lassen  1964 Facel Vega Facel III Driver/Project  1966 Ferrari 330 GTS Long-term Owner  1967 Ferrari 330 GTCWhite/ Borranis  1970 Fiat 500 Moretti Restored with sunroof  1924 Franklin Tourer Dead Stock Original  $45,000.00 $13,995.00 $9,995.00 1954 Austin Healey 100-4 Roadster Enthusiast restoration ...$18,995.00 1964 Austin Healey BJ-8 Mark III  $47,995.00 $29995.00 $8,500.00 $25,000.00 $3,995.00 $55,000.00 $29,995.00 $15,995.00 $115,000.00 $15,995.00 $18,995.00 $7,995.00 $175,000.00 $9,500.00 $185,000.00 $75,995.00 $6,995.00 $25,995.00 1910 Hupmobile Roadster Ex-Harrah  1959 Jaguar Mark I Recent Partial Restoration  1961 Jaguar Mark II Custom Cabriolet, Project    $39,995.00 $9,500.00 $22,500.00 1967 Jaguar EType Red/ Black, Comprehensive Restoration $75,000.00 1974 Jaguar EType V 12 Roadster $45,000.00 1972 Lancia Fulvia Zagato, 1600cc 1939 Lincoln Zephyr V12 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II White/Orig.& Proper 1931 Mercedes Benz 370 Manheim Cabriolet  1960 Mercedes Benz 190 SL Roadster Black/Red. Nice  1960 Mercedes Benz 190 SL Roadster Extreme  1965 Mercedes Benz 220 SE Cabriolet Anthracite/Zebra Wood  1966 Mercedes Benz 600 SWB Blue/Zebrawood  1974 Mercedes Benz 280 SLC 5 Speed  1990 Mercedes Benz 500 SL RoadsterWhite  1965 MG MGB Roadster Gray/Wires/ OD/ Race Car  1950 Monet Goyon 125cc Motorcycle Only one in US/Original  1955 Moto Morini 125cc 2-Stroke Motorcycle Fabulous  • - • • 1971 Oldsmobile Toronado Running parts car  1939 Packard V12 Rollston Town Car  1940 Packard Super 8 Club Sedan  1967 Pontiac Firebird Convertible V-8  1965 Pontiac Tempest Convertible 326  $17,500.00 2000 Porsche 996 Carrera Aero Kit/Arctic Silver  $22,995.00 1959 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I LHD   $25,000.00 1979 Rolls Royce Wraith II Fresh Paint  $140,000.00 1959 Rover American Conversion Sweetie Pie  $29,995.00 1955 Volkswagen Beetle 1 Owner  $45,000.00 WATERCRAFT $35,000.00 $27995.00 $7,995.00 $28,995.00 $8,995.00 $5,995.00 $4,995.00 1954 Nash Rambler Pinin Farina Coupe Streamline Design .. $10,995.00 1967 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible 2 Owners from new  $29,995.00 1947 Western FairTmer Torpedo Fully restored to lakeTalioe specs 1947 Harco 40' Mahogany PleasureYacht   $1,995.00 $205,000.00 $49,995.00 $17,995.00 $13,500.00 $62,000.00 $17,500.00 $19,500.00 $4,995.00 $5,995.00 $75,000 $120,000 Twin 440s. Cruises at 35 kts. Art Deco head turner. Very expensive when new. 1955 Chriscraft 29' Beautiful ex-Tahoe Mahogany Speedboat  $48,500 Twin Hercules 6 cyl. Small galley and head. Recent re-fitting. Fascinating history. 1958 Richardson 41'  Formerly of the Miller Brewing family, hence its name 'High Life Very nice boat. $55,000 ' -•. , • s 3 ':"•••4 Always Buying - Experts in Shipping. We appraise collector cars world-wide for insurance or settlements. (206) 467-6531 Fax (206) 467-6532 2030 8th Avenue - cosmopolitanmotors.com Seattle, Washington 98121

Page 96

NO RESERVE AUCTION* COMPLETE CLOSEOUT OF ONE OF THE NATION'S FINEST RACING FACILITIES Saturday, November 15, 2003 at 10:00am The World Famous Vince Granatelli Racing Facility 1801 West Knudsen Dr. • Phoenix, AZ Including the Deluxe 38,700 Sq. Ft. Commercial Building With Built In Airplane Hangar Adjacent To The Deer Valley Airport With Taxi Way Access To The Building Facility GRANATELLI RACING COMPLEX Three Indy Cars - Race Ready • Cosworth Race Ready Engines • Racing Parts, Complete Shop, Machinery, Dyno, and Office Equipment "Everything At No Reserve"*, Selling To The Highest Bidder *Except The Real Estate and Lear Jet Airplane SHOP EQUIPMENT, COSWORTH AND BUICK RACE READY ENGINES, RACE READY PARTS 38,700 Sq. Ft. Building TURNKEY OPERATION FULLY EQUIPPED SHOP Contents Included or Sold Separately 'GREAT LOCATION. — Vince, Lola and Lear Cosworth DFX Engine on Dyno Lear Jet Airplane CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE 1.800.968.4444 LIVE ON eBay.com ,  - I 1.800.968.4444 I www.kruse.com Buyer Premium: 10% Personel Property 5% Real Estate INTERNATIONAL Auburn, IN 46706 Lola Indy Cars

Page 97

Scottsdale New Date New Location January 28 February 11 2004 500 Cars to Sell INTERNATIONAL CONSIGN NOW! Auburn, IN 46706 1.800.968.4444 I www.kruse.com Auctioneers: Dean Kruse, FL Lic AU0000386 Brent Earlywine, FL Lic. #AU0000842 Daniel Kruse, FL Lic #AU00001076 Kruse FL Lic. 78-0000-135-02

Page 98

INFINITE LOVE INFINITE RESULTS www.zymol.com 800.999.5563 Copyright 2003 zyrnol Enterprises, Inc. Fine Art Created by Tom Hale, aws