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Sports CarMarket Thunder Sheehan: Best Ferraris Under $100k 173 Collector Cars Rated Keith Martin's The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends 8C December 2010 www.sportscarmarket.com • Ken Gross: 1,600-Mile Drive to Monterey • Still Not Soaring: 1970 Ghibli brings $54k • Legal Files: McLaren F1 Rises from Ashes DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE! FEATURING VIDEOS OF SELECT VEHICLES $6.7m '33 Alfa Monza

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Sports Car Market Keith Martin's The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends 34 Ferrari 340 America 48 December 2010 . Volume 22 . Number 12 Alfa Romeo Monza 44 Porsche Tractor IN-DEPTH PROFILES What You Need To Know FERRARI (VIDEO) 34 1951 Ferrari 340 America Spyder—$2,530,000/Gooding This car, with a beautiful body and exceptional pedigree, is near the top of its class Steve Ahlgrim ENGLISH (VIDEO) 38 1962 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II Rally Car—$211,731/Bonhams It got a replacement chassis 10 years ago, but that doesn't bother the new owner, as it's going to get driven Paul Hardiman ETCETERINI (VIDEO) 42 1970 Maserati Ghibli Coupe—$53,900/Worldwide Auburn The value of Ghibli coupes have drifted upward for fi ve years Donald Osborne GERMAN (VIDEO) 44 1963 Porsche Diesel Standard Model 217 Tractor—$23,400/ Bonhams A Porsche you can have a fi eld day with B. Mitchell Carlson AMERICAN (VIDEO) 46 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible—$104,500/Worldwide Values for 1955-57 Chevrolets have always been at the forefront of any market price changes, up or down Colin Comer RACE (VIDEO) 48 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza—$6,710,000/Gooding A keystone collectible with a nosebleed price Thor Thorson GLOBAL AUCTION COVERAGE 173 Cars Examined and Rated at Seven Sales RM AUCTIONS 52 Rochester, MI: Vintage Motorcars of Meadow Brook makes $10.1m, and a 1953 Chrysler Ghia is high sale at $858k Donald Osborne SILVER AUCTIONS 64 Reno, NV: American muscle and classics total $7.8m at Hot August Nights Ian Anderson BONHAMS 76 Reims, FRA: 22 of 40 lots sell for $2m at Bonhams' Weekend de l'Excellence Automobile Jérôme Hardy MECUM AUCTIONS 80 St. Charles, IL: An early start to the annual Fall St. Charles sale sees 528 of 996 lots make $14.1m Dan Grunwald WORLDWIDE AUCTIONEERS 88 Auburn, IN: A 1935 Auburn 851SC speedster tops Worldwide's $8.2m Labor Day events B. Mitchell Carlson AUCTIONS AMERICA 98 Auburn, IN: RM's new subsidiary sells 416 cars for $13.3m at the former Kruse Auction Park B. Mitchell Carlson EBAY MOTORS 104 Heavy hauling in style Geoff Archer Cover photograph: Pawel Litwinski © 2010 Courtesy of Gooding & Company

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28 Pebble Beach Motoring Classic COLUMNS 8 Shifting Gears The link between the glory days of Y.A. Tittle and a glorious weekend at the Glenmoor Gathering Keith Martin 24 Affordable Classic Volvo's eternal PV544 just keeps on keeping on Rob Sass 26 Legal Files Handling the insurance claim and repair contract for the burned McLaren F1 was like representing family John Draneas 36 Sheehan Speaks The bottom-end world of affordable Ferraris Michael Sheehan 114 eWatch 1959 Laguna Seca program featuring Steve McQueen sells for $23.49 Carl Bomstead FEATURES 28 2010 Pebble Beach Motoring Classic: 1,600 miles of elegant motoring 30 Goodwood Revival: Vintage racing on an English lord's estate 32 Kirkland Concours: A Shelby Daytona and screaming Fords by Lake Washington 32 Marin Sonoma Concours: Porsches and great wines DEPARTMENTS 10 Crossing the Block / Auction Calendar 12 The Inside Line 14 Contributors 16 You Write, We Read 18 Display Advertisers Index 20 Neat Stuff: A Formula One calendar and a high-tech simulator 20 Time Pieces: Panerai's big watches 22 In Miniature: Believe it or not, Bricklin SV-1 models are here 22 Book Review: The Art of Bugatti 105 Fresh Meat: 2011 BMW M3 Coupe; 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder; 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 106 Mystery Photo 106 Comments with Your Renewal 107 SCM Weekly Poll Results 108 Showcase Gallery 110 Resource Directory

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Yelberton and the Duesenberg W heated hen I was growing up in San Francisco, my grandparents and I watched the '49ers play in Kezar Stadium. Or, more correctly, we drove to our weekend farm in nearby Novato, which was just outside the 30-mile blackout range of the broadcasts, to watch the games on television. I remember the discussions that The Brain Trust Convenes The seminar on collecting took sometimesoccurred when the picture would dissolve into a snowy mess at a critical time in the game, and the frantic fiddling with the rabbit ears, accompanied by strategically placing bits of folded aluminum foil. Players like Y. A. Tittle (that's Yelberton Abraham to those who know The Glenmoor Gathering this kind of stuff), Hugh McElhenny and Joe “The Jet” Perry were my heroes. And in those pre-Internet days, heroes were few and far between, and they stood tall in a young man's mind. So when the invitation came to be the Honorary Chairman of the Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles arrived, and I found out that it was located in Canton, Ohio—very near the Pro Football Hall of Fame—my yes was a quick one. Glenmoor co-founder Myron Vernis sweetened the pot by offering his Ghia 450SS for Wendie and I to drive on the tour that preceded the event. The final decider was an email from the president of Classic Motorcar Auctions, which was having its first on-site auction at Glenmoor. Bob Lichty is a longtime friend, and he promised me that if I found a car I liked at his auction, he “wouldn't let me pay too much.” The Concours Weekend Trifecta The weekend was, in a word, glorious. The Midwest weather kept Wendie and I enjoying the tattered United Airlines concourse at O'Hare much longer than we would have liked, but out of sheer boredom I created a “Name this concourse and win a free book on car collecting” contest on my Facebook account. The responses were immediate, my favorite being from a fan who named it “Shirley.” (I repeated the contest on the four-airport trip home, and I was sur- prised by just how much alike all airports are when pictures of them are shrunk down to smartphone size.) The host hotel is the Glenmoor Country Club, which was once the home to the historic Brunnerdale Seminary. Occupying 167,000 square feet, the Gothic-style building has been completely renovated and also contains restaurants and a golf clubhouse. Best of all, from a gearhead's perspective, the view from our room was of the show field, with the auction tent just beyond that. We have come to appreciate events where everything happens in one place, so the only time you are on the road is when you are taking part in a vintage tour (or, in this case, scooting over to the Hall of Fame for a few minutes). Our weekend was full but not frenzied, unlike Monterey or Scottsdale— where half our time seems to be spent in transit from one event to another. The Friday morning tour, behind the wheel of Vernis' Ghia, was a leisurely automotive stroll through the rolling Ohio countryside that ended at Stan Hywet, the mansion built by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company cofounder Frank Seiberling. Resembling a 300-year-old English castle (thank goodness for Frank Lloyd Wright and his American style of design, or we'd probably all be living in homes that imitated European ones), its 65 rooms are set on 70 acres and include an English walled garden, a rose garden and a Japanese garden. This estate proves once again that it was good to be rich. 8 place that same afternoon. My panel consisted of enthusiastic, knowledgeable and highly opinionated─of course─collectors, who all also happened to be longtime SCMers. It included Scott Boses, who operated the Boses Collection and Hollywood Picture Cars from 1983 to 2007; Joe Cantore Jr., whose interests include brass era, pre-war French custom coachwork and pre-war Italian and German supercharged cars; Bob Lichty, the CEO of Motorcar Portfolio and Classic Motorcar Auctions; Paul Sable, an automotive historian and writer; and Bill Warner, the founder and director of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. The room was packed with over 200 enthusiasts, and the discussion was friendly, yet intense and, at times, heated. “Where are early 911s headed?” “Will muscle cars ever recover?” “Are Daytonas overpriced or still going up?” “What's the best buy under $50,000 / $100,000 / $250,000 / $1m?” At the end of the discussion, Warner gave the best answer to the ques- tion of what car would you buy for $5m. He replied, “I'd buy a 1963 Buick Riviera for $25,000, and a house on the French Rivera with the rest!” The consensus was that in today's market, projects make no sense, and solid, no-questions cars that have established market appeal are your best bets. Auctions and Awards Saturday was spent kicking tires at the Classic Motorcar Auction, where the irrepressible Chip Lamb was helping describe the cars that crossed the block. The car that caught my attention was a 1967 Camaro RS convertible, with a base 327 engine, no power steering or brakes but redeemed by a four-speed manual. I was about to raise my hand when my wife reminded me that we have a 1964 Nova Wagon that is now six months into a full restoration (I don't know why either, and have stopped trying to figure it out), and that really, one Chevy at a time is enough. Sunday was spent whiling away the hours on the concours field. As Honorary Chairman, I was responsible for making two awards. The Honorary Chairman's award went to an imposing 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K cabriolet by Sindelfingen from the Off Brothers collection, and the Sports Car Market Spirit of the Road went to the handsome 1969 Chevrolet Corvette ZL1 convertible owned by SCMer Bruce Perrone. Best of Show was awarded to a brilliantly restored 1933 Duesenberg SJ Beverly Berline by Murphy owned by Judge Joseph and Margie Cassini of West Orange, NJ. RM co-founder and co-chairman Mike Fairbairn was one of the judges, and was rightfully proud that the Duesenberg, restored by RM Restorations, took the first prize. Complete results and information about next year's event may be found at www.glenmoorgathering.com, and coverage of the concours and of the auction will be in next month's issue. Would I recommend Glenmoor? Of course. The location is ideal, the cars are good, and the auction is entertaining. Most important, the overall atmosphere is a relaxed celebration of classic cars and the people that love them. Somewhere in this weekend we visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame, where we spent time enjoying the great athletes and great moments from America's favorite pastime. I found the busts of Tittle, McElhenny and Perry, and for a brief moment found myself reliving favorite moments from a long-ago time, when the giants of my childhood came to life on a tiny screen once a week. And they even managed to defeat the dreaded Los Angeles Rams once in a while. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff or for a lucky loved one) should have plenty of lots to choose from, with many grassroots-style options in the entry-level price range. H&H Sales Ltd.—The Pavilion Gardens Where: Buxton, UK When: December 8 More: www.handh.co.uk The Octagon Theatre and Paxton Suite at Buxton Pavilion Gardens once again hosts H&H's winter sale. Cars, motorcycles, and automobilia at a variety of price points should draw a diverse crowd. Early consigned lots include a 1926 Morgan Aero reverse trike, a 1928 Morris Six drophead coupe, a 1934 Alvis Speed 20SB Vanden Plas tourer, a 1953 Sunbeam Alpine Works rally car, and a 1965 Lola T70 Mk II spyder. ♦ Crossing the block at H&H in Buxton, U.K.: a 1965 Lola T70 Mk II spider Mecum Auctions—Kansas City Auction Where: Kansas City, MO When: December 2-4 More: www.mecum.com Last year: 313/481 cars sold/ $7.8m Mecum made a record $7.8m for their winter sale last year, from 313 cars sold out of 481 offered. This year, a whopping 750 vehicles will cross the block. Expect to see heartland muscle cars and domestic classics very well represented. Lot S64 is a 300/312 factory supercharged 1957 Ford Thunderbird F-code convertible. The auction will be broadcast live via Mecum's “Muscle Cars and More” television show on Discovery HD Theater, and Publisher Martin will be there to meet SCMers. Raleigh Classic—The Raleigh Classic Where: Raleigh, NC When: December 3-4 More: www.raleighclassic.com Last year:186/264 cars sold / $4.9m The twice-yearly Raleigh Classic returns to the climatecontrolled Jim Graham Building at North Carolina State Fairgrounds for its December sale. This year's selection is broad, with emphasis on rare muscle, unrestored postwar originals, rare convertibles from the '50s, '60s, and '70s, special trucks, vans, and wagons, and British classics and sports 10 cars. Featured lots include a very original 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, a 1957 Chevy Bel Air convertible, a 2,000-actual-mile 1956 Studebaker Sky Hawk, a 1937 MG-VA Tickford drophead coupe, and a 1931 Cadillac V12. Bonhams—Important Motor Cars and Fine Automobilia Where: Brooklands, UK When: December 6 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 68/84 cars sold / $5.1m Bonhams' traditional winter sale will take place at a brand-new venue this year—the jaw-dropping Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge, Surrey. Appropriate for this partnership, the featured car of the sale will be a Mercedes-Benz 600 once owned by Elvis Presley and said to be one of just a very few cars actually registered in The King's own name. The venue itself is a modern motorcar facility, flanked by five driving courses, including the historic Brooklands Circuit, as well as the Brooklands Museum. Barons—Annual Yuletide Classic Where: Surrey, UK When: December 6-7 More: www.barons-auctions.com Esher Hall in Surrey will play host to this annual Barons event, and buyers in the market for an automotive Christmas present (either for themselves Auction Calendar NOVEMBER 4-6—HOLLYWOOD WHEELS West Palm Beach, FL 5—BONHAMS London, UK 5-6—MECUM Canal Winchester, OH 6-7—RED BARON'S Atlanta, GA 7—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 13—RM Gainesville, GA 13—BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS Los Angeles, CA 13—BONHAMS Sydney, AUS 13—VANDERBRINK Luverne, MN 15—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 17—BONHAMS Harrogate, UK 19-21—MCCORMICK Palm Springs, CA 19-21—LEAKE Dallas, TX DECEMBER 1—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, UK 3-4—RALEIGH CLASSIC Raleigh, NC 2-4—MECUM Kansas City, MO 6—BONHAMS Brooklands, UK 6-7—BARONS Surrey, UK 7—COYS London, UK 8—H&H Buxton, UK 10-11—SANTIAGO Oklahoma City, OK All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. Email auction info to: jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com. JANUARY 6—BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS Las Vegas, NV 6-8—MIDAMERICA Las Vegas, NV 7-9—DAVE RUPP Ft. Lauderdale, FL 15—COYS London, UK 17-23—BARRETTJACKSON Scottsdale, AZ 19-23—RUSSO AND STEELE Scottsdale, AZ 21—RM Phoenix, AZ 21-24—SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ 21-22—GOODING & CO Scottsdale, AZ Sports Car Market

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Inside Line Chester Allen Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. SCM News ■ Some of you probably would like to see more hot rods between the pages of SCM, and some of you probably wouldn't. But all of you should take a drive through the pages of SCM contributor Ken Gross' new book: Art of the Hot Rod. Germany as a hotbed of hot rods, but organizers promise to show some of the best customized rods in the country during the November 27 through December 5 show. Essen always has plenty of vintage cars, race cars and concept cars, but the website also promises “scurrilous, futuristic and attractive highlights.” Let the hoarded frequent-flyer miles flow. Admission is $34. www. essen-motorshow.de. (DEU) Gross, who is one of the great car writers and was formerly executive director of the Petersen Automotive Museum, creates beautiful word portraits of the people involved in hot rods. And photographer Peter Harholdt captures the cars and people in luminous images. This big, beautiful coffee-table book costs $40, which is less than a tank of high-octane gas. It's available at www.amazon.com at an even better price. Events ■ The Essen Motor Show has everything for the car collector: vintage cars, new cars, and best of all, cars screeching tires on the indoor race track. Not many people think of Event ■ If it's December in Barcelona, Spain, then it's time for Auto Retro, and the 27th annual version runs from December 4 to 8. Much to see at Auto Retro: vintage autos, motorcycles, toys and memorabilia As we've seen with other shows this year, Auto Retro will mark the 100th year of Alfa Romeo. Famous Alfas of the past will be on display. Auto Retro seems to grow in popularity each year. Vintage cars, automobilia and car addicts from all over the world abound. www.autoretro.es (ESP) ■ Le Jog sounds like some- thing Parisians do on the beach every August, but it's actually a four-day, 1,500-mile car rally over and through some of the most beautiful crags and moors in Great Britain. celebrated. Admission to the ordeal—remember the masterminds of this event call themselves the Historic Endurance Rally Organization, aka HERO—is $3,560. But who cares about money when water is seeping into your pre-1984 sports car? Fun like this is priceless. www.hero.org.uk. (UK) ■ Winter is when the car col- The December 4-7 Le Jog starts at Land's End, in the southwestern tip of Cornwall and ends at John O' Groats, which is the northwestern tip of Scotland. All this happens in Great Britain and in December, so miserable weather is both expected and Calendar Nov. 27-Dec.5—Essen Motor Show (DEU) www.essen-motorshow.de 1-5—New England International Auto Show (MA) www.paragonexpo.com 4-7—Le Jog (UK) www.hero.org.uk 4-8—Auto Retro Barcelona (ESP) www.autoretro.es 4-8—Riyadh Motor Show (SAU) www.recexpo.com 4-12—Motor Show di Bologna (ITA) www.motorshow.it 12 The Delahaye display at the Petersen Automotive Museum Sports Car Market lecting hobby often drifts toward the slow lane, but the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA just keeps revving along with events. December 4 brings the Petersen Garage Sale and Swap Meet. “Automotivated: Streamlined Fashion and Automobiles” explores how speed and movement influences the fashion and car design, and this exhibit remains open through January 24, 2011. Another exhibit: “Margie and Robert E. Petersen: Driven to Collect,” tells the story of how the founders of Petersen Publishing amassed a stunning group of automobiles. This exhibit is open through February 13, 2011. www.petersen. org. (CA) ♦

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SCM Contributors KEN GROSS, SCM contributor, has been an auto writer for 37 years, and his work has appeared in Playboy for decades (so you can tell your wife it's OK to read). His work has also appeared in AutoWeek, Hemispheres, The Rodder's Journal, Street Rodder, and Hot Rod Magazine. He wrote the award-winning TV series, “Behind The Headlights,” and his books include Hot Rods and Custom Cars, Los Angeles and the Dry Lakes: The Early Years, Art of the Hot Rod, Hot Rod Milestones, The Illustrated BMW Buyer¹s Guide, and Ferrari 250 GT SWB. He was director of the Petersen Automotive Museum, and he has judged at Pebble Beach for 20 years. Though he still laments the sale of his Ferrari 275 GTB, he is a hot rodder at heart, with a garage full of fi re-breathing old Fords. He takes us to the 2010 Pebble Beach Motoring Classic on p. 28. Sports Car Market Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Art Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Auction Editor Tony Piff tony.piff@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Data Analyst Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Copy Editors Yael Abel, Bill Neill Senior Auction Analysts B. Mitchell Carlson, Carl Bomstead, Paul Hardiman (Europe) Auction Analysts John Clucas (Australia), Daniel Grunwald, Jérôme Hardy (Europe), Chip Lamb, Norm Mort (Canada), Dale Novak, Phil Skinner B. MITCHELL CARLSON, SCM senior auction analyst, grew up in rural Minnesota, where he developed an early interest in tractors, trucks, and muscle cars. He took to “junkyarding” while stationed at Minot AFB, and a three-year stint in West Germany tickled his fancy for German cars. Carlson shuns what he calls “single-marque tunnel vision” and takes great pride in his “vehicular diversity,” which basically means Corvairs, Packard Eights, BMW 2800s, and a Whizzer motorbike. He attends about two dozen auctions a year and has contributed his colorful commentary to SCM since 1998. He is an advisor to Kelley Blue Book. BMC is all over this issue, as his thoughts on the Worldwide Auburn auction appear on p. 88, and he also reports on the Auctions America debut at Auburn on p. 98. Finally, B. Mitchell profi les a 1963 Porsche Diesel Standard tractor on p. 44. Contributing Editors Steve Ahlgrim (Ferrari), Gary Anderson (English), Colin Comer (Muscle Cars), John Draneas (Legal), Donald Osborne (Etceterini), Prescott Kelly (Porsche), Michael Sheehan (Ferrari), Thor Thorson (Race Cars) Contributors John Apen, Diane Brandon, Marshall Buck, Miles Collier, Martin Emmison, Paul Hardiman, Alex Hofberg, Simon Kidston, Ed Milich, Rob Sass, Steve Serio, John L. 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After half a lifetime in a staff job, he now writes for all the leading U.K. classic car magazines, a feat he puts down to “being cheaper, and anonymous.” When he's not working as SCM's European correspondent, he lives quietly near Oxford, England, with an old race car, which is most often spotted on the school run these days. This month, he profi les a 1962 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II rally car on p. 38. Executive Producer, SCM Television Roger Williams roger_williams@earthlink.net ADVERTISING Display Advertising Executives Tom Mann tom.mann@sportscarmarket.com; 877.219.2605 x 211 Cody Wilson cody.wilson@sportscarmarket.com; 877.219.2605 x 213 Classifi ed Advertising classifi eds@sportscarmarket.com SUBSCRIPTIONS Subscriptions Coordinator Kyle McBride kyle.mcbride@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 216 THOR THORSON, SCM race car contributing editor, grew up in northern Iowa. 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You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarket.com Talking Jaguars with Publisher Martin To the Editor: Been a while since we've chatted, and I've also since offloaded the Citröen and my Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen in favor of not one, but two Jaguar XKEs: a 1969 FHC and a 1965 FHC. Fortunately, neither of them are 2+2s, so I expect that they ought to be worth some decent money in the future. Then again, with so many XKEs floating around out there, maybe not, who knows? Anyhow, the ‘69 is a clean but cosmetically shabby driver. Mechanically, it's great, and wow does it pull like a freight train! I've gone through most all of the mechanicals. The ‘65, on the other hand, I got as a stalled restoration. It's already had the engine done, and packs some neat tricks up its sleeve such as Venolia hi-comp pistons, a ported and gas-flowed head, hot cams from Rob Beere Racing in England, etc…. The car was dynoed as pushing 285 horsepower, so not too shabby! The body is solid, but needs to be stripped and painted. A new wiring loom and new upholstery is needed. It's Opalescent Silver Blue with (presently) black interior which will be changed to Navy (the car was originally Primrose Yellow, hence the black interior). Anyway, what's your call on the prices of these cars for the 50th anniversary next year? I recall seeing a temporary spike in Morgan prices due to their 100th anniversary. Granted, they're not nearly as numerous as XKEs, but also not as “practical.” I'm thinking of keeping one of my Es and selling the other one next year. Obviously, the ‘65 is worth far more, being an S1, but do you think there may be a continuous upside to holding out? I read somewhere that restorers in the U.K. are paying top money for cars they wouldn't have even touched a few years ago. How likely is that to happen here—either with projects or top cars? Sorry for all of the questions, but I'm looking at these cars (in part) as my “golden eggs,” and being that I'm 29, I need to make 16 sure I make sound decisions, as these are somewhat of a not-sominute portion of my net worth. You know how it goes, as eventually there will be college tuition to pay for future youngsters!— Aaron Greenberg, Cincinnati, OH Keith Martin responds: Aaron, part of the equation here is how much work you are prepared to do, and how qualified you are to do it. The world does not rewarded amateur-level work with top-level prices. I don't forecast much of a bump, if any, in E-type prices due to the 50th anniversary, and I wouldn't make fiscal plans based on that event. The 1965 will always have more value than the 1969. However, the things you like about the 1965's engine are not exciting to me—the more horsepower something makes, the more fragile it becomes. You've also got the issue of color change to deal with. Personally, if the car was born primrose I think it should go back to primrose. If you decide on another color, you must do a complete, thorough change— even to the behind-the-dash area. Otherwise see comments about amateur above. If I were you, I'd sell both cars and try to find a decent, covered-headlight E-type that you could enjoy immediately. You'll come out ahead both in dollars spent and anguish avoided. And Aaron Greenburg responds: Keith, thank you for the thoughts. I respect your opinions greatly. As for what I am prepared/ca- pable of, well, I have run my own shop here for seven years, and prior to that, spent several years being trained by some of the best old-timers in the business around Cleveland and here in Cincinnati. I don't do bodywork, granted, and my main training is in classic Mercedes-Benz mechanicals; however I've owned and worked restoring an XKE ought to be good for a young soul on enough old Jags throughout my years to know my way around them mechanically. As for bodywork, I have contacts here in Cincinnati who do top-notch work on very high-end cars, and being that some are friends of mine, they will work with me on costs. I do understand that a full color change requires every nook and cranny to be painted, and with the ‘65, when they changed it to blue, they did just that. Inside the doors, behind the dash, etc.... One would never know it was originally Primrose without having the JDHT cert. My intent is to strip it down completely once again, to a bare shell, and do it right, which is the only way I'd do it. Being a mechanic, part of the fun of it for me is doing the work, and the satisfaction it brings. Sure, costs are always a factor since there's no seven-figure—or even four-figure, for that matter—trust waiting for me, but hey, that's OK. If you work for it, you appreciate it more. My point of view is that of course I'll do as much work as I can in my own workshop, farm out whatever I can't properly accomplish, and enjoy the ride along the way. And, when I start jonesing to drive an E-type, I'll pull the ‘69 out for a spin. It's true that as something is modified for performance it becomes more fragile. In this case, however, I think the mods are just enough to give the car the performance it always deserved to go with those looks. Lastly, my other reason for wanting to restore the ‘65 completely—and my reason for being in business—is that I don't think there are enough guys my age that are into these sorts of cars. Obviously, I'm sure money is somewhat of a factor, but I'm constantly saddened by the fact that at every vintage sports car gathering I go to, at least here in Cincinnati, I'm everyone's junior by about 30 years. And I know that when I worked for main dealerships, the guys my age wouldn't touch an “old car” for love nor money. I was quite the opposite, and I sure wish more were around like me. So if nothing else, restoring an XKE ought to be good for a young soul. A good lesson learned on many fronts, and one more thing to set this car nutcase apart from the rest of his ricerocket-loving Gen Xers. Car haulers, the good, the bad and the careless To the Editor: Donald Osborne's ar- ticle about using car haulers (September “Transporters” p.42) gave the answers to many basic questions. However, as a person who has used “professional car haulers,” I would ask for SCM to start a quality rating database for us, your readers, to utilize. This would be very valuable. Why? 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Ad Index Asheville Symphony .................................. 101 Aston Martin of New England ..................... 73 Autosport Designs ........................................ 89 Barrett-Jackson ............................................ 25 Battery Tender/DBA Deltran ....................... 75 Bonhams & Butterfields ............................... 33 Cavallino Events .......................................... 59 Chubb Personal Insurance ............................ 13 Classic Restoration ....................................... 55 Classic Showcase ......................................... 86 CMC Classic Model Cars ............................ 73 Collector Studio ........................................... 85 Cosdel ........................................................ 113 Custom Auto Sound ..................................... 74 Driversource Houston LLC .................... 79, 97 European Collectibles .................................. 71 Exotic Car Transport .................................. 113 Exotic Classics ............................................. 69 Fantasy Junction ........................................... 91 Ferrarichat.com ............................................ 10 Gooding & Company ................................... 15 Gooding & Company ..................................... 2 Grundy Worldwide ....................................... 91 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. ........................... 63 H & H Sales Limited .................................... 31 Hagerty Insurance Agency, Inc. ..................... 9 Heacock Classic .......................................... 53 Heritage Classics .......................................... 81 Indigo/Cobalt Automotive LLC ................. 115 Intercity Lines .............................................. 27 JJ Best Banc & Co ..................................... 103 Kastner & Partners Garage .......................... 95 Kidston ........................................................... 7 L' art et L' automobile .................................. 91 Leake Auction Company .............................. 23 Mac Neil Automotive Products Ltd ....... 67, 83 Martin Chisholm Collector Cars Ltd. ........ 113 Mecum Auction ............................................ 11 Mercedes Classic Center ............................ 116 Mershon's World Of Cars ............................ 75 Miller's Mercedes Parts, Inc ..................... 101 Motor Classic & Comp .............................. 101 Motorcar Portfolio ..................................... 109 Motorsports Marketing Resources, LLC 20, 21 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions ............... 61 Park Place LTD ............................................ 65 Paul Russell And Company ......................... 93 Plycar Transportation Group ...................... 107 Poff Transportation ...................................... 75 Putnam Leasing ............................................ 31 Reliable Carriers .......................................... 51 RM Auctions ................................................ 17 RM Auctions ................................................ 19 Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo ........................... 63 RPM Autobooks ......................................... 113 Russo & Steele LLC .................................... 39 Silver Collector Car Auctions ...................... 41 Sports & Specialist Cars .............................. 85 SWISSVAX AG ........................................... 57 Symbolic Motor Car Co ................................. 3 Take Your Car To Auction, LLC (Bortz)...... 83 The Stable, Ltd. ............................................ 87 Universal Autosports .................................... 95 Vintage Rallies ............................................. 71 VintageAutoPosters.com .............................. 75 VIP Transport Inc. ...................................... 113 Watchworks ................................................ 113 Worldwide Group ........................................... 5 Zymol ........................................................... 97 “professionals” damaged, albeit minimally, a few of my vehicles. Granted, I am OCD, and the damage was small (i.e. a minor door ding, a Porsche whale-tail that was taken off because it was too wide for the inside of the trailer being left on the trailer's FLOOR, unwrapped, so it arrived nicely scratched, and when one company moved a Ferrari for me, it arrived with scratches on the rear quarter from a chain hung on the inside wall of the trailer). Forget about it being a few days late—who cares?—I just want it in the same condition as when the carrier got it!—K.J. Bedminster, via email. Free advice for Bentley or Rolls-Royce newbies To the Editor: I really enjoyed the Affordable Classics Bentley Mulsanne Turbo article (October “Affordable Classic” p.26). As a 20-plus-year member of the Rolls-Royce Owners Club, I offer the following advice to anyone considering purchasing any Rolls or Bentley. Join the RROC before you buy a car. Ownership is not a prerequisite for membership, and there is no better way to get to know the cars and get exposure to the full ownership experience than to hang out with members and their cars in a local or regional RROC club. Once you decide which model you want, ask a RROC member to recommend a mechanic that specializes in the model you have targeted for purchase—and have the prepurchase inspection performed at that shop. You are going to need a good mechanic, so you might as well start the relationship right away. Once you purchase the car, drive it! Nothing kills one of these vehicles faster than leaving it parked.—Erik Selvig, San Anselmo, CA Sanity from and for the insane To the Editor: Thank you Chester Allen, as your review of the Porsche Parade (October “Porsche Parade” p.34) provided the latest reason for my return from the abyss—the abyss that is Porsche ownership. You see, I am one of about 18 I have been once again considering buying a Boxster as there are many good deals out there. seven people who gather each Friday morning—and have been doing so for the better part of 20 years—to enjoy a cup of coffee and an occasional breakfast. With one exception—me— the common thread is that the current batch of revelers are all Porsche owners. So week after week, I sit and listen to tales of constant and outrageously expensive repairs, who has bought or sold what car, stories of people driving beyond their capabilities at club events, etc… etc… etc….. I also hear about a lot of fun things that they do together, either as a small group or on club outings. So, from time to time, my thoughts drift to the idea of acquiring a used Porsche—probably a Boxster—and joining them on their outings. That's when I usually hear something that reminds me of what I might be getting myself into—and I wake up. Such was the case with your article regarding the 55th Annual Porsche Parade. I read about the people polishing nonexistent dust from their cars and carping about the audacity and lack of consideration of the venue for having cut and watered the grass which, loud gasp here, resulted in getting grass clippings under the car and in the tires. It reminded me of the story told at our breakfast table of a person who purchased a new Turbo in Florida, had the oil drained and the tires wrapped in plastic, and had the car trucked to the Porsche Parade which was being held (I think) in Portland, OR that year. When I asked why the drained oil and the wrapped tires, I got a drawn-out look of incredulity, and an exasperated response about preventing the oil from leaking on the clean car (oil leaking in a brand-new, $100k car?) and keeping the tires clean as the car was rolled on the truck at the dealer and off the truck and into its assigned space at the venue. Lately, I have been once again considering buying a Boxster as there are many good deals out there given the state of the economy, and my lady and I don't have a convertible in our stable. Thank you for reminding me why I could never be happy as a Porsche owner. I just don't have the ability to push my nose that high in the air. For the record, I own a highly modified 1997 Viper GTS and a totally bitchin,' numbers-matching 1964 Corvette Coupe—both of which get driven on a weekly basis with oil in the crankcase and tires exposed to the elements!—Jeff Roessler, San Clemente, CA. Chester Allen, SCM execu- tive editor, responds: Thanks for your nice note, Jeff. I'm no expert, but I suspect that most Boxster owners are pretty low key. After all, Publisher Martin wheels around in a Boxster from time to time, and I've never seen him wash or wax the car. I wish I had room in the story to tell about the man who drove his Porsche 911 all the way from Alaska to the Porsche Parade in St. Charles, IL. His battered car was striped and bound with duct tape. I suspect you could be happy with a used Boxster—if you just treated it like a car, and not a religious icon that your wallet would genuflect in front of twice a week. Thanks again for your note. It made my week. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg Sylvester Stallone's Favorite Big Watch Over the past ten years, the fine watch marke has tc ch experienced some profound changes. Some brad developed their own, in-house manufacturig capabilities, and more extreme and exotic com plications are being added to watches. Time is definitely not standing still. Of all the developments in the watch marketplace, the most elemental and obvious one is a matter of scale. Watches have grown. Across the board—and for both genders—the definition of “large watch” has changed. The brand that started this phenomenon and defined the new standard for size is Panerai. Their story—and the story of their reappearance after decades of stagnation— is worthy of recounting. Although Panerai was founded in 1860, es have the ve n s v o n system and king coveredlever, hich helps o protect the crown from being knocked ff and enures r water resistance. s feature a Web: www.panerai.com mat ough Panerai s case the biggest successes dated back to World War II, whw en the Italian Navy contracted for a supply of large, easy-to-read waterproof watches for submariners and frogmen. From that time until 1995 or so, Panerai was an obscure brand operating only out of a small boutique in Florence. It was at that time that actor Sylvester Stallone discovered the brand and has been quoted as saying, “This watch has star power.” Apparently the world agrees. When Sly first encountered Panerai in a boutique in Italy, the brand was just beginning to manufacture watches for the public. Distribution was limited to a small number of outlets around Italy and the original Panerai boutique in Florence. The buzz piqued the interest of some large players in the world watch market, and Panerai soon found itself part of the Vendome Luxury Group, which at the time owned many famous brands, such as Cartier, Dunhill and Vacheron. Shortly afterwards, Vendome was gobbled by a bigger fish: Richemont International S.A. Panerai watches tend to come in two basic sizes—40 mm and 44 mm—although some range up to a gargantuan 60 mm. Most of Neat Stuff by A Calendar with the Right Formula What do you get someone who owns a Ferrari, a Porsche or even an Alfa Romeo? Answering that question—unless you're prepared to buy that beloved person another Ferrari, Porsche or Alfa Romeo—is the toughest part of the December holidays. One answer might be the 2011 World Champion Cars calendar from artist Jorge Garcia. The calendar shows 13 very realistic side views of cars that won Formula One world championships. Garcia, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, depicts such famous cars as the 1961 Ferrari 156, the 1980 Williams FW07 and the 1952 Ferrari F500. Many calendars sold during the holiday season are uninspired at best. This calendar of some of the hottest cars to ever rip around a Formula One track is stylish enough for an office—or a garage with a Ferrari, Porsche or Alfa Romeo parked nearby. The calendar costs $48. www.nordschleife.us eavy materials, they are balanced on the wrist by wide straps that keep the watch stable and comfortable. The product line offers a variety of models, ranging from basic manual wind movements, which feature a large, clear back so you can watch the watch, to self-winding models that can include features such as chronographs, power reserve indicators and dual time zone features. The cases are typically steel or titanium, but some are available in precious metals as well. The “bigger watch” phenomena that Panerai began shows no sign of reversing or slowing. The number of brands producing watches well over 40 mm is ever-increasing. Even Rolex, which is one of the most conservative brands, has introduced new styles that also play the “size matters” game. Some speculate that the trend is fueled by aging baby boomers who struggle to read their normally sized watch dials. The market for Panerai watches is incredibly active, and watches trade for very little discount from the suggested list price. Rare models often sell from much more than they sold for new. Expect to spend around $4,000 for the most basic models. A Simulating Experience Just about everyone at SCM World Headquarters traveled to Monterey car week this year, and some of us sp gearheads horsing a on the CXC Motio racing simulator. This gizmo, which looks like it was spirited out of a NASA astronaut ttraining program, puts players behind the wheel of Formula One, NASCAR, rally and even vintage race cars. The seat moves around, your torso feels the acceleration, a screen shows the view and there is feedback from the steering wheel, gearbox and pedals. You can feel the track surface as your simulated car gets into the groove. So, why not buy one of these for SCM staff to use during the long, drizzly Oregon winter? We jumped online and found out that the base model was $32,000, but our fully-accessorized machine jumped up to $58,200. We couldn't find anyone who didn't lust after this giant toy, but perhaps this amazing machine is best for those who don't have to look at the price. www.cxcsimulations.com. ♦ 20 Sports Car Market Model Details Production Date: Current Best place to wear one: On a nice day with short sleeves, as your cuff won't button over this watch. Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/Service Availability: Cool Factor: is best):

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck Bricklin SV-1 Well, the time has come for a Bricklin model. In the '70s, entrepreneur supreme Malcolm Bricklin followed his dream and attempted to create and produce what was intended to be an advanced, very safe, and economical sports car of the day. The Bricklin SV-1 (Safety Vehicle 1), which was pro- duced from 1974-1976, was a very good idea—at least in theory. In execution, all 2,854 built had numerous problems. Performance was decent, but not much to write home about. Interestingly, the late Herb Grasse, who had a hand in designing of the Batmobile for the 1960s TV series, also designed the body for the Bricklin. These beautifully finished 1:43-scale models are the second release from Automodello. Their first release of the Model Details Production date: 2010 Quantity: 990, with 798 Standard Editions and 192 Founder's Editions. SCM Five-Star Rating: Overal Quality: Authenticity: Overall Value: Web: www.automodello.com Griffith 200 was terrific. Their second is the Bricklin SV-1, and their third is the Fitch Phoenix. I applaud Automodello for not jumping on the same old bandwagon as most all other model manufacturers. Instead of the same old thing, Automodello is developing an interesting and eclectic range. I am not a fan of the real Bricklin. However, there is a following for these cars, and they are an important piece of the automotive history puzzle. With that said, these brand-new models are really wonderful pieces that should fit into many collections. The overall level of clean fit and finish, great high-gloss paint and attention to detail rates high marks. Details of note include little emblems, delicate side marker lights, and the recessed antenna. Crystal-clear windows, with delicate, matte-black, photo-etched surrounds make for easy viewing into the detailed interior. The wheels are crisp and cleanly cast, with great bright plating. My only complaint on the entire model is that the plating on the wheels is a little too bright. Other than that, only just a few shapes are slightly off. Unless you have an extremely trained eye, you won't notice, and the flaws are not enough to put anyone off. With the SV-1 models, you are given a four different choices: The standard edition is available in Safety Red and Safety Orange at $95 each. Those two are produced in editions of 399 pieces for each color. Moving on—and up into more exclusive territory—is one of my personal favorites, the Founder's Edition model in Safety Green with the driver door fixed in the open position, exposing all the great interior detailing. The guys at Automodello have a good sense of humor. A miniature push broom, which neatly fits into a notch in the door and the display base, simulates propping the door up! The gull wing doors on SV-1s had a propensity to close on their own, so many owners used the nearest push broom to prop them open. Adding to this model's cachet is the included description card, which was personally autographed by the late Herb Grasse. As with all Founder's Edition models, there is a special plaque attached to the display base, which is a double etched simulated VIN plate. The “Founders Edition” is a limited run of 192 pieces, and is priced at $195. There's also an Exploded View edition, which is limited to only 52 serial-numbered pieces. All of the components of the SV-1, Founder's Edition model are laid out and affixed to a wood display base. All the parts are painted, including the body, but are not to be assembled—just displayed in this exploded-view fashion. The body is painted Safety White. Price for this one is $229. Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton The Art of Bugatti: Mullen Automotive Museum By Richard Adatto, Christina Japp, and Julius Kruta; photography by Michael Furman, Coachbuilt Press, 248 pages, $95.00, Amazon If you have ever been to Oxnard, north of Los Angeles, you know it has little in common with the bright lights of Paris or Milan—or Los Angeles for that matter. It's a farming and transportation hub you pass through. But for car folks, that might be changing. It is now the home of the Mullin Automotive Museum, created by collector Peter Mullin out of the space that once housed the Otis Chandler collection. Mullin's love affair with cars, specifically French pre-war Art Deco examples, led him to put ing and important cars from the builders of the day: Delahaye, HispanoSuiza, Voisin, Talbot Lago, Delage, and, especially, Bugatti. The Art of Bugatti is your armchair ticket to the Bugatti portion of the Mullin collection. It includes a short, informative history of the Bugatti clan, including automobile and furniture design examples. All is illustrated by either historical images, or (the reason you might want the book) Mark Furman's lovingly lit photographs of the cars in the collection. The images that fill the pages include Bugatti race cars and road cars, 22 together a stunning collection of the most amaz- as well as cars from the Schlumpf Reserve Collection. The cars are presented with a mix of old and new images, from grainy newspaper shots to Furman's new studio work. Limited text tells either an overall story of the model or details of the history of the particular car on display. It is a tightly focused look at the marque, and a specific collec- tion at that, but the power and passion of one man, Ettore Bugatti, comes through on every page. It's enough to make you want to go to Oxnard. Provenance: Mullin is obviously the man behind the collection, but the heavy lifting for the book was done by Richard Adatto, an expert in French automobiles, Julia Kruta, a Bugatti historian, and Christina Japp, a furniture expert. These writers know their stuff and present the history in a readable voice. Fit and finish: You simply don't want to house your masterpieces in an old Quonset hut, so it is no surprise the design, typography and image reproduction of a book about the rolling beauty of Bugatti is first class all the way. Drivability: Primarily a book of images, this is an easy book to flip pages and experience the timeless design of Bugatti, say a Type 51, an Atlantic or Atalante. But the nice surprise is that the images quickly demand more of you, and time spent with the text winds up being as enjoyable as the images. Think of it as your personal docent as you tour the Bugatti collection in the Mullen Museum. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Affordable Classic Volvo PV544 The old-fashioned—yet everlasting—Volvo PV544 By today's standards, this car's performance would be blown into the weeds by a Ford Transit Connect by Rob Sass S weden was neutral during World War II, so automotive production and design never really stopped, despite raw material shortages. So, Volvo was ready to crank out cars when the guns stopped firing. Ironically, Volvo's first post-war product, the 1947 PV444, looked very much like a prewar American car—a 1942 Ford to be specific. On introduction, however, the Volvo was not too badly dated, as the 1946-48 Ford Tudors were dead ringers for the '42s. Nevertheless, by 1949, the PV444 was already looking long in the tooth and by 1958, when the seemingly unchanged PV544 came out, it looked positively antique. Visual changes were minor (a curved one- piece windshield replaced a flat, split windshield). But, under the skin, the PV544 was different, especially when Volvo introduced the indestructible 1,800-cc, 4-cylinder B-18 engine and an all-synchro 4-speed gearbox. A particularly rigid unibody coupled with a well-located live rear axle and decent drum brakes made for a reasonably entertaining car that was rallied with some considerable success in period. Road & Track was able to get their test car to go 0-60 mph in about 14 seconds—or around a half-second slower than an MGB GT. Top speed was a bit over 90 mph, while 25 to 29 mpg was possible. Much like the VW Beetle, there were few signifi- cant changes during the PV544's long production run. The biggest change came when the car went from a 6-volt to a 12-volt electrical system in 1962. When the Swedes discontinued the car, they Details Years produced: 1958-66 Number produced: 440,000 Original list price: $2,495 SCM Valuation: $6,000 - $9,000 Tune-up cost: $200 Distributor cap: $15 Chassis #: Plate in engine compartment Engine #: Stamped on flange on rear of block Club: Volvo Club of America, P.O. Box 16, Afton, NY, 13730 More: www.vcoa.org anticipated roughly the same reaction their Viking ancestors sparked when they sailed within view of a seacoast town. Volvo even ran ads calling for calm. Fortunately, Volvo owners tended more toward pacifism. And the Duett wagon body style was even more beloved among hippies from Vermont to California—and actually outlived the sedan by four years. Alternatives: 1956-59 Saab 93, 1956-60 Mercedes-Benz 220SE, 1968-76 BMW 2002 SCM Investment Grade: C Old school, but also spry Inside, the PV544 betrays its 1940s origins. While there's plenty of headroom, the cockpit is quite narrow, and contemporary super-sized adults will be sitting shoulder to shoulder. In true Volvo tradition, however, the seats are first-rate, even by modern standards. The steering wheel is the size of a trash can lid, and the ribbon speedometer takes some getting used to, as does the lack of a tachometer. The customarily light-colored interiors—some are two-tone—are quite pleasant and durable. Underway, the PV544 feels anything but ponderous. Although stoutly constructed, the car's 2,100-pound curb weight works in its favor. The car feels quite nimble and makes decent use of its 90 horsepower. By today's standards, the PV544's performance would be blown into the weeds by a Ford Transit Connect. Nevertheless, it was considered brisk for its day. In fact, the Volvo was more than one second faster in the 0-60 mph test than the Sunbeam Alpine and the Triumph Spitfire during the same year. As Publisher Martin, himself a PV544 owner can attest, there are few impediments to ownership. The cars are dead simple to maintain, parts are readily available, and with a competent heater and ability to maintain highway speeds, PV544s can be used every day. 24 Beware of the rust monster As usual, rust is the main bugger, although Volvos were among the better-protected cars of the day. Rockers, floors and front fenders by the headlamps are the spots to look at first. On the mechanical side, the B-18 engine might as well have cylinder bores lined with diamonds. With five oversized main bearings and a generally understressed design, they simply never seem to wear out. Synchromesh on early PV544s can be a bit weak, but this is seldom bothersome to anyone who knows how to double clutch. From a collectibility standpoint, there has been a modest demand for Amazons and PVs among college professor types, but there is not enough to spark any spike in values anytime soon. With the best one on the planet probably not selling for more than $10,000, it pays to only look at great cars. You certainly can't make a $2,000 beater into a respectable car for $8,000. The trouble may lie in actually finding a great ex- ample. In places like Portland, OR, a good number of sedans and Duetts are still in daily use, and consequently, finding one without significant cosmetic needs is rather difficult. Nevertheless, cars like the SCM staff Volvo PV544 do exist. Patience in the car search will be rewarded with the experience of owning one of the most endearing of affordable classics. ♦ Seat Time Al Zim, via email: I owned a 1959 PV544 that I purchased used in 1961. I traded that car in on a 1962 PV544 in April 1962— this was a new car—which I kept until 1968. I then stupidly traded it off for a dune buggy chassis. My bad! I probably would still be driving that car. Sports Car Market

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Legal Files John Draneas A McLaren F1's Rise from the Ashes In many cases, insurance adjusters say that all they are required to do is fix the damaged parts, which can create a non-matching Frankenstein car year. It was an ugly sight— and saddened every car collector who saw it. “Legal Files” is pleased to report that the F1 was saved. In fact, the owner and I just returned from a very suitable shakedown cruise in it through the Scottish Highlands. “Legal Files” had assisted P the owner in the acquisition of this iconic supercar. Hours of seat time later, the owner and I had become good friends, and I was almost as attached to the car as he was. Handling the insurance claim and repair contract was a lot like representing family. Legal concerns The burned F1 was sent back to the McLaren fac- tory in Woking, England for evaluation. My contact was Harold Dermott, head of Customer Service at McLaren. Dermott had been a part of the team that developed the F1 in the 1990s. Dermott reported that the car was repairable, but that it had been 12 seconds away from being totaled. “Come on, Harold, how can you possibly know that?” I asked. “Easy,” he replied. “The fire had just started lapping at a rubber fuel line. Ten more seconds to burn through, then two more to destroy the car completely.” It was happy news that the F1 could be repaired, but that raised a number of thorny legal issues. The rear of the car was close to destroyed, but the front was completely undamaged. The cockpit was largely whole, but it had suffered some smoke and water damage. In such a situation, it is easy to end up with a “Frankenstein” car—where the pieces don't match. And, in many such cases, insurance adjusters can be adamant that all they are required to do is fix the damaged parts of the car. Help from McLaren My best ally in the negotiation was Dermott. McLaren has built a pretty impressive business taking care of the 100 existing F1s, and their pride and business interests make them want to do everything needed to keep the cars in “McLaren condition.” Also, the factory brokers the sale of many F1s, and they are called upon to certify the condition of the cars they help to sell. If this one came up for sale later, it would be awkward for them to criticize its condition because of problems they neglected to correct when they repaired the car. So, Dermott and I joined forces to protect the owner's interests. Happily, that turned out to be unnecessary, as the Hagerty Collector Car Insurance adjusters were abso- 26 ictures of a McLaren F1 that suffered an engine fire were all over the Internet last Which view is more impressive? lutely super. After going over the damaged car in person, they insisted that numerous otherwise undamaged components needed to be replaced because they wouldn't match the repaired portions of the car. They suggested replacement of the entire interior because the smoke smell would probably never go away completely. The fire department hoses had flooded the engine, so a rebuild was ordered to avoid later issues. And every scratch and imperfection on the car was corrected, with new paint from end to end, to avoid any mismatches. Factory festivities Repairs began in late 2009, and completion was scheduled for early September of 2010. The owner was kind enough to invite me to join him to pick up the car, asking me, “Didn't you say you had a friend in Scotland?” I certainly do. Tony Flint, longtime event organizer for the Porsche Club of Great Britain, who hosted a group of us at Le Mans several years ago (see www.lemob.com). Flint immediately designed a suitable route for us that covered most of the Scottish Highlands, made all our accommodations, and invited a nice group of friends to accompany us on the trip. Upon our arrival in London, we went directly to the McLaren Technology Centre for the grand presentation of the repaired F1. As we were having tea, the wall rotated away to expose the F1 in absolute new-car condition. Dermott showed me the extensive documentation of the reconstruction. Most impressive, the factory was well aware that the repairs to the carbon fiber tub would raise the most concern about the integrity of the finished car. They addressed that by performing a torsional rigidity test of the tub. Coming within spec was not enough; they also tested an undamaged F1, and plotted both test results on the same graph. The nearly imperceptible differences left little doubt that the tub was as good as new. We then took a tour of the Technology Centre. One first notices the excellent col- lection of race cars, starting with the Austin 7 that Bruce McLaren drove in his first race, then the Can Am cars, the Le Mans cars, and up to the Formula 1 cars. Then one notices the workshops where the Formula 1 cars are developed and maintained. They bear a close resemblance to clean rooms in a hospital. After the tour, we returned to the same meeting room. The F1 had been replaced by a great-looking Volcano Orange prototype of the McLaren MP4-12C that is expected to hit the market in 2011. The car bears some resemblance to the F1—and seems to share some of its DNA—but is altogether different at the same time, The car is expected to come in at under 3,000 pounds, with about 600 horsepower and an active Sports Car Market

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hydraulic sway bar system that is full soft when going straight for ride comfort, but it increases in stiffness as the car turns. It should compete favorably in the $200,000 or so price category. Twisty two-lane driving At Flint's suggestion, the F1 was transported to a resort in the Lake District of Northern England to avoid the traffic on the M Highways. The next day, we set out in a moderate rain and drove through the Scottish Lowlands, ending up at the Old Mill Highland Lodge at Loch Maree. The drive was more scenic than exciting—until we passed Inverness and gained some altitude. From that point on, the two-lane roads were sparsely traveled, in good condition and appropriately twisty. The scenery was spectacular. It's easy to see why so many manufacturers bring their cars to the Highlands for testing. The following day, we headed north through Gairloch and up to Loch Assynt, then back to the Old Mill for the night. The weather cleared for good that afternoon, and we managed to find many opportunities to explore the performance of the F1. While doing so, we got a bit worried when the dash warning lights came on with a “service now” error signal. We called Dermott, who assured us it was likely a sensor gone bad, and said he would have a technician at the Old Mill by 8 am the next day. Ross Spence was already seated at the breakfast table at 8 am. When we asked if he was there to work on the car, he replied that it was already done. He had flown to Inverness the night before with two suitcases: one full of tools and the other full of spare parts and a change of underwear, checked in at 11 pm, woke at 6:30 am and replaced the defective lambda sensor. After breakfast, he replaced and reprogrammed the ECU for good measure, and followed us for the morning to make sure we were OK. We ended up in Oban for a last night on the road, then drove to Edinburgh to drop off the car at a storage facility to await a pickup by the factory. Untouchable performance All in all, we put about 850 miles on the F1, and it performed beautifully. The car is quite docile at slower speeds, and rides comfortably. The 12-cylinder BMW motor perks up at about 4,000 rpm, and explodes into full song and shove-you-back-into-the-seat acceleration at full throttle. The F1 is rock solid and tracks laser straight at 160 mph, which comes very quickly at the top of 4th gear. Passing slower traffic is easy, as you are travelling 20 to 30 mph faster by the time you pull alongside the car ahead, and easily pass 100 mph at turn-in. The F1 is far too valuable to fully test its handling characteristics. But every time we asked the car to change direction, it did so without hesitation and with excellent balance, making quite clear that it had greater capacity than we were willing to use. You can feel the car suck down to the pavement as speed increases, and you can feel the rear tires digging into the pavement on corner exits. The seating configuration is rather quirky. The driver's center seat makes him the star and fully engages him in the driving chores. It helps an American with the vagaries of driving in the left lane, but it makes passing a bit awkward as you can't see around the car ahead. The passenger seats are tight, and only thin people can sit comfortably for more than an hour or so. The weakest element of the F1 seems to be the brakes. They just never seem to slow the car quickly enough, but perhaps we're asking a lot when we're always at threedigit speeds. Gobs of attention This is not a car for shy people, and it draws a crowd wherever it goes. It gets photographed when moving as well as when standing still. When you pull over, other drivers stop their cars to see it. In Gairloch, a very prim and proper little old lady of at least 80 shuffled across our bow, looking down to make sure she didn't trip on anything. As she passed in front of us, she glanced at the nose of the F1 and saw the McLaren logo. Without breaking her shuffle, she looked up, gave us a little smile and a big thumbs-up, and then quickly looked back down to continue shuffling along. Priceless. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. December 2010 27

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Event Pebble Beach Motoring Classic 2010 Pebble Beach Motoring Classic The Ghost's 7.4-liter, 6-cylinder engine encourages shifts into 4th gear at under 20 mph and runs like a train up the steepest hills with no downshifting by Ken Gross T he ten-day, 6th Annual Pebble Beach Motoring Classic was a stylish drive to the world's premier concours—and SCM went along for the ride. Leaving Seattle, WA, we headed south toward Mount Rainier, then past Mount St. Helens, where damage from the 1980 eruption can still be seen. Arturo and Deborah Keller's 1902 28-horsepower Mercedes Simplex Tourer, the world's oldest surviving Mercedes, led the way. Arturo brought along a talented crew of mechanics, led by the car's restorer, John Bentley. While some took bets that the venerable, wood-bodied Mercedes wouldn't even make it to Oregon, it sounded strong. I was sure it would go the distance. Cars and drivers Knox and Jeila Kershaw's 1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1247 V12 LeBaron convertible sedan elegantly transported the Montgomery, AL couple and their two college kids. Jaime and Cecilia Muldoon, from Guadalajara, Mexico, drove Princess Liliana de Rethy's 1954 Ferrari 250 Europa GT. Christian Philippsen and Catherine D'Andrimont, from the principality of Monaco, drove her 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S “America” Spyder. Nick Bloom had a 1930 Vanden Plas “Blower” Bentley Tourer that once belonged to Phil Hill. Edgar Masters and Deborah Cohen rode in an elegant 1940 Packard Darrin convertible sedan. Among our 24 cars, variety was definitely the theme. The newest car was a Giallo Fly 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder owned by Jon and Mary Shirley of Medina, WA. On a trip this long, you really get to know fellow road warriors, swap cars occasionally—and discover if your mount can go the distance. The 1902 Mercedes needed fettling every evening; the Kershaw's Pierce-Arrow was plagued with a faulty generator. Tour Director Al McEwan's 3½ Liter Bentley by Vanden Plas developed an errant ignition miss. But the cars all rolled on. The quirks of old cars Time and again, people drove alongside to snap pictures. Onlookers waved, cheered and crowded around the dusty mounts at day's end. Frank and Rob Miller encouraged me to try their 1915 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Tourer, which was billed as “The best car in the world” before World War I. Despite having only 45 to 50 bhp, the Ghost's 7.4liter, 6-cylinder develops prodigious torque, encourages shifts into 4th gear under 20 mph, and then runs like a train up the steepest hills with no downshifting required. The Ghost's un-synchronized “crash” box demands careful match- ing of engine revs with shifts to prevent clashing gears. Its surprisingly quick steering, hardy— if a bit tardy—two-wheel rear brakes and righthand drive require concentration, but this 95-year-old car keeps up with modern traffic. Steve and Annie Norman's Bugatti Details Plan ahead: For information about participating in the 2011 Motoring Classic, contact Al McEwan at almcewan@msn.com Type 44 roadster has its throttle pedal positioned between the brake and clutch pedals, like pre-war Bugatti and Alfa Romeo Grand Prix cars. One false move, and you'll accelerate headlong into the car in front. 28 On the way to Monterey The Bug's 2.3-liter, SOHC straight 8, with twin SUs replacing its original single Zenith carburetor—and benefiting from higher compression and a fresh tune—snarled gleefully, tracked like a Go-Kart, and stopped on a franc, despite cable-operated brakes. Luckily, I never once mistook the center throttle for the brake pedal. Paying attention to the car It's clear that you have to drive these old cars. They require skills that most people no longer possess. We've all been spoiled by multispeed automatics, seamless, fuel-injected engines and suspensions that instantly adjust to any road surface. Carburetors and magnetos were efficient enough in their day. But in cars that are more than a half-century old, on challenging roads, with frequent elevation changes, you must sense your car's ability to cope, much as a rider on a horse can feel the animal anticipate the trail, adjust his tempo, and then continue on. You continually check your ammeter, temperature gauge, and oil pressure. Modern cars don't need these instruments. But in an old car, you continually take the pulse of your machine. This kind of driving demands concentration. Your reward, particularly on two-lane byways, is a feeling that you've somehow wandered back in time. Taking turns John Shirley wanted a turn in the 1902 Mercedes Simplex, so he kindly handed me the keys to his Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder. Ensconced in a bulky parka, he climbed aboard the Mercedes for a roller coaster-like thrill ride. Almost as an afterthought, he asked: “You do know how to drive one of these, don't you?” I'd owned a twin-cam 275 GTB in the mid-1980s, and it was a delight to once again take the wheel of a similar car. Heading south from the Little River Inn, we ducked in and out of the low-lying fog on California's twisty Highway 1. The damp air made the fuel mixture perfect for the Spyder's six double-choke Webers. The shrill whoop-whoop of the Ferrari's quad exhausts bounced merrily off the trees and chased us all the way to the Hop Kiln Winery in Healdsburg. Sports Car Market

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After lunch, it was my turn in the 1902 Mercedes Simplex. Top speed on level ground is about 48 mph, which feels like 100 mph. John Bentley hurdled the skinny-tired old crock down steep hills and around sharp corners with abandon. When you're perched about four feet off the ground, and the wind is whistling by, you think, “there is NO WAY this car will corner this fast.” But “Fearless John” knows his 1902 Mercedes intimately. Although the primitive brakes only hint at stopping, Bentley clawed his way through tight turns while I tried to hang on. I was pleased and relieved when we shot past our destination—the historic Kenwood Inn in Sonoma, CA—then turned back to park the Mercedes Simplex where all could admire it. “One more leg,” John chirped. “She'll be all right.” I rode with Jaime Muldoon in his one-off Ferrari 250 Europa, a car I'd later drive on the Pebble Beach Tour. Its lusty, 3-liter Colombo V12 is essentially a detuned version of the legendary Ferrari 250 GTO's power plant. Underneath its petite, elegant Vignale Berlinetta body lurks a road-racing champion. Jaime accelerated hard and kissed 100 mph in 4th gear, just to show me the Princess could pick up her skirts and still motor. Arriving at Pebble Beach, all the cars lined up behind the 1902 Mercedes—yes, it made it all the way—and proudly drove up to The Lodge for a champagne toast. David Madeira, 1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1247 V12 LeBaron convertible sedan President and CEO of the LeMay Museum, summed up everyone's feelings: “For ten days, we're like family. This is a group of true enthusiasts, enjoying the best of what the hobby is all about.” ♦ December 2010 29

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Event Goodwood Revival 2010 Goodwood Revival This year, Bobby Rahal brought a knife to a gun fight, spotting the multiple Ford GT40s and Lola T70s 180 cubic inches with his 2-liter Brabham BT8 by Bob Ames S CMers know I've said it each year, but it's still worth repeating: The Goodwood Revival is far and away the best historic motor racing event in the world. It is also some of the most competitive racing of any kind, anywhere. Goodwood is truly one of those things that should be on any car addict's bucket list. Each year Lord March, Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, honors a driver and a marque. This was John Surtees' year, with examples of nearly every bike and race car he ever rode or drove present and mobile. This was also the year of the BRM, and nearly every running car was there to honor the 60th anniversary of the marque's first victory, which happened on September 30, 1950, when Reg Parnell won both the Woodcote Cup and Goodwood Trophy races in a supercharged BRM P15. On this, the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, a most moving tribute was paid to the pilots that flew from Goodwood during World War II. Nine surviving pilots were present and honored—along with the memory of Billy Fiske, an American pilot and friend of the March family who flew from nearby Tangmere. He died in August 1940, after crash landing his severely damaged Hurricane rather than abandoning it over a populated area. Taxiing Spitfire and Hurricane fighters followed these members of the Greatest Generation down the straightaway. Our side of the Atlantic was again represented by its best vintage driver, Bobby Rahal. This year, Rahal chose to bring a knife to a gun fight, spotting the multiple Ford GT40s and Lola T70s 180 cubic inches or so with his 2-liter Brabhan BT8. No, he didn't win. Carmel's patron of the Scarab, Don Orosco, returned with son Patrick to avenge a disastrous 2009 Revival. Last year, Patrick suffered a broken driveshaft in the Formula One Scarab on the warm up lap. This year he qualified the car 4th in a star-studded field, which saw Barrie Williams again put the Ferguson-Climax Project 99 car on the pole. Father Don explained his 8th place grid position in terms of prudence born of multiple Goodwood starts. This, the Richmond Trophy race, was perhaps the race of the weekend. The closed circuit camera spent most of the 17-lap race focused on the younger Orosco, who dropped to 5th on his first-ever standing start but charged to as high as 2nd with a fastest lap that stood until very near the end. Considerable grass cutting and a spin ultimately put Patrick back to 5th at the finish—just behind father Don. I'm sure few Details Plan ahead: September 16 to 18, 2011 Where: Goodwood Estate, Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. Cost: $169 for three days (in 2010) More: www.goodwood.co.uk GTOs ready to go 30 Spitfire taxiing down the front straight of the 100,000 or so present had seen one of these cars race in period, much less with as much brio. This was a much-applauded race, and Gary Pearson fittingly won in a BRM Type 25. (The official results show that Patrick was disqualified.) The St. Mary's Trophy saloon car race is a popular fixture. The crowd loves the wide mixture of cars and professional drivers, who are often in machines they've never driven. Here are a few drivers whose resume is now complete: Derek Bell, Jackie Oliver, David Hobbs, Rauno Aaltonen, Christian Horner, Vern Schuppan, Rupert Keegan, Brian Redman, Arturo Merzario, Martin Brundle, Jochen Mass and a dozen more whose names you know. The winner? Six-time Le Mans champion and first-year Goodwood driver Tom Kristensen aboard an Austin A95. Where else but The Goodwood Revival? The highlight of my annual pilgrimage in 2010 was a 45-minute flight over Goodwood and its gorgeous coastal surroundings in a 1934 de Havilland Dragon Rapide. This 1930s ragwing biplane is an eight-seater, twinengined aircraft from the dawn of European scheduled air service. What a hoot! As a result of the spectac- ular success of the Revival and the June Festival, the Goodwood brand has come the envy of all in the historic racing business. Not surprisingly, Lord March is undertaking to expand the concepts outside England in the form of a “Speedweek” sometime during the winter months, presumably in the Southern Hemisphere. The up-front fee to a franchisee is 12m British pounds, which is the best part of $20m. The line forms to the right…. ♦ Sports Car Market be

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Event Concours Roundup Marin Sonoma Concours d'Elegance The second Marin Sonoma Concours d'Elegance rolled onto the Marin County Fairgrounds in San Rafael, CA, on May 16, 2010. The Marin County Civic Center—the last commission by noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright—overlooks the fairgrounds. The Concours activities began on May 15 with “The Drive.” About 85 Porsches and 55 other collector cars converged on the picturesque town of Mill Valley to provide a few hours of eye candy before the road tour of western Marin County. Local police were pleased to see us on our way, as the casually—and often illegally—parked cars around the town square upset their sense of order. My view from the back seat of Dick DeLuna's 1946 DeSoto “Skyview” taxicab, which was restored in red and yellow livery, was most comfortable as we passed through Stinson Beach, Point Reyes Station and Tomales on our way to lunch along the Petaluma River. Several blocks in San Rafael were reserved for our cars, and an enjoyable afternoon was spent kicking tires and sampling the local wines. The Sunday Concours featured Porsche, and there were judged classes for 356s, 911/914s, and racing Porsches. Bruce Canepa brought his 1969 917K that won the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1970. And, if that wasn't enough, he also brought his 1974 911 RSR that won its class at Le Mans in 1975. Janis Joplin's psychedelic 1965 356 Cabriolet, which was presented by the Rock and Roll Museum Hall of Fame, had a crowd around it most of the day. It had been painted by Dick Richards. Richards—for those of you from another generation—was a roadie for Big Brother and the Holding Company. Janis Joplin's groovy 356 Historic hot rods were also on display, and Blackie Gejeian brought the famous 1926 Model T “Shish Kebab,” which won the America's Most Beautiful Roadster award at the 1955 Grand National Roadster Show in Oakland, CA. Ed Iskenderian, also known as “The Camfather,” displayed his 1924 Model T Roadster. The Concours honored both men for their many contributions to our hobby. The Best in Show d'Elegance was awarded to Aaron and Valerie Weiss for their 1930 Cadillac V16 452A Convertible Roadster. This was familiar territory for this couple, as their spectacular Cadillac has won this award at other prominent concours. The Best in Show d'Sport was presented to Vijay Mallya's 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder. The 550 was absolutely original down to its canvas top, and the aluminum body had evidence of its racing past. Mallya said that Richie Ginther had spent time behind the wheel. The Concours took a bold and refreshing step in awarding one of its top honors to an unrestored car. The wine samplings, displays of commercial Details Plan ahead: Third annual concours is on May 15, 2011 Where: Marin County Fairgrounds, San Rafael, CA Cost: $65 in 2010 More: www.marinsonomaconcours.org vehicles and an area for the local hot rod clubs—and a wooden boat display—provided ample enjoyment for thousands of spectators. The Marin Sonoma Concours d'Elegance—only in its second year— should be commended, and we look forward to next year.—Carl Bomstead Top” for its clam shell-hood design. Designer Peter Brock was on hand to explain its significance. Only six Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupes were built, and CSX 2299, which won the GT class at the 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans, was displayed. The Shelby GT350 class presented equally significant Mustangs. The very first of 36 race versions of the GT350 and the first of the street versions were together on the field. Classes for the 1964-69 Ford GT40 and the 2005 Ford GT gave a more recent insight into Ford's racing history. The Ultimate Packard class presented a group of the absolute finest. “The Rimoldi” Kirkland Concours d'Elegance The eighth annual Kirkland Concours d'Elegance was held Sunday September 12th at Carillon Point on Lake Washington. The featured marque for 2010 was Screaming Fords. Ten Shelby Cobras were entered, and Bruce Meyer's 1962 289 Roadster took top honors. The car was CSX 2001, the first production Cobra that left Carroll Shelby's Venice, CA race shop. Also in the class Details Plan ahead: September 11, 2011 Where: Carillon Point, Kirkland, WA Cost: $25 this year More:www.kirklandconcours.com 32 was Rich Mason's 1964 Shelby Cobra 427 Prototype, which is known as the “Flip Ray Scherr's 1934 Dietrich Sport Sedan, whose flowing lines defined elegance, was awarded Best in Class. The Alfa Romeo Sports Class was equally competitive. Don Williams' 1938 6C 2500 Touring Coupe and David Sydorick's 1956 1900 SS Zagato Coupe were well received by the judges, but Chip Connor's very original 1933 8C 2300, “The Rimoldi,” won the class honors. Carillon Point's waterfront location is a great reason to add boats to the event, and five beautiful vintage race boats, including Ike Kielgass' 1948 Ventnor Hydroplane and Alan and Yvonne Thomle's 1921 Yandt Craft John Hacker Racer added a special spice to the day. Phil Smart Mercedes-Benz was again the title sponsor and LeMay, America's Car Museum, returned as presenting sponsor. The Concours has presented well over $1m to their benefiting charities: Seattle Children's Hospital and Evergreen Hospital Medical Center Honorary Chairman Ed Herrmann and SCM publisher Keith Martin announced the Best of Show award, which went to Peter and Merle Mullen's 1937 Delahaye 135-M by Figoni & Falaschi. The Kirkland Concours d'Elegance continues to attract the finest collector cars on the West Coast and beyond, solidifying its reputation in the upper-echelon of boutique events.—Carl Bomstead ♦ Sports Car Market Photos: : Gregg Merksamer Photos: Frank Garofolo

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Ferrari Profile 1951 Ferrari 340 America Spyder SCM's Thor Thorson once reported that one 340 owner refused to take his car on a vintage rally, as driving it was just too awful By Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1951-52 Number produced: 25 Original list price: $20,000 SCM Valuation: $1m-$3m Tune-up cost: $3,000 Distributor cap: $750 Chassis #: Left frame rail at third header Engine #: Right rear near magneto drive Club: Ferrari Club of America, P.O. Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358; Ferrari Owners Club, 8642 Cleta St., Downey, CA 90241 More: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org Alternatives: 1950-53 Jaguar D-type, 1951-53 Maserati A6GCS, 1955-56 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Coachwork by Vignale Chassis number: 0140 A, Engine number: 0140 A S ome of the most fascinating Ferrari automobiles originate from the earliest years of the company, a time when Enzo Ferrari was still in the process of developing a recognizable identity for his cars. While his first sports cars generally featured small displacement V12s and minimal bodies, it was becoming clear that he would be forced to raise the bar in order to maintain a position of distinction in international motorsport and gain a foothold in the booming American marketplace. The 340 America featured a massive Lampredi- designed long-block V12 that was, in essence, a detuned version of the engine that powered Ferrari's Grand Prix cars. The Lampredi V12, when combined with the 5-speed gearbox and lightweight Italian coachwork, made the 340 America the fastest sports car of its time. The 340 America presented here, chassis 0140 A, speaks directly to the story of how Ferraris came to represent unrivaled glamour, speed and passion. Five 340 Americas were fitted with similar coachwork, but this example carries a number of unique features, such as taillights recessed into sweeping rear fenders, parking lights mounted atop the front fenders and a notable lack of the typical Vignale “portholes.” It is truly one of Vignale's masterworks on the 340 chassis. The factory build sheet indicates that 0140 A was built with the intention of completing a one-hour speed record run. Although this speed trial never came to be, the car was shipped to the United States' official Ferrari dealer, Luigi Chinetti, and the 340 went on to gain notoriety at the New York Auto Show. 34 Chinetti sold the 340 to George Joseph Jr. of Colorado, who was the Ferrari representative in the western U.S. Joseph paid a staggering $20,000 for the car. In November 1952, an advertisement appeared in the SCCA newsletter describing the 340 America as “A new Le Mans competition Vignale Spyder body twoseater prototype with 260-hp, 4.1-liter engine, top speed 170 mph, never raced or abused, driven less than 500 miles, most potent sports car in U.S.A., asking price U.S. $15,000 or best offer.” The following years are well documented, and in 1980, the car was sold to Gil Nickel of California. Mr. Nickel was a passionate collector with a keen eye for thoroughbred cars. He drove them with aplomb at historic races and events around the world. His superb talent behind the wheel gained him respect in the racing community, and a portrait of Mr. Nickel and Phil Hill seated in the 340 America was one of his prized possessions. In 1982, Gil Nickel showed the car at the Pebble Beach Concours, winning the Hans Tanner Memorial Trophy for Best Ferrari. In 1986, 0140 A returned to Europe to participate in the Mille Miglia retrospective, a fitting event as Villoresi had won the event outright in 1951 driving a Vignale-bodied 340 America. In 1992, Phil Reilly & Company performed a cosmetic restoration, and 0140 A returned to Pebble Beach. The 340 America was invited to Pebble Beach for a third time in 1999. Sadly, Mr. Nickel passed away in the fall of 2003, making this car available for the first time since 1980. This Ferrari benefits from decades of careful steward- 1951 Ferrari 340 America Lot 322, s/n 0150 A Condition 1 Sold at $897,000 RM Auctions, Maranello, Italy, 5/18/08 SCM# 116740 1951 Ferrari 340 America Lot 448, s/n 0150 A Condition 2 Sold at $852,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/18/06 SCM# 42671 1951 Ferrari 340 America Lot 273, s/n 0126 A Condition 2Sold at $973,500 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/19/05 SCM# 39216 Sports Car Market Photos: Pawel Litwinski © 2010 Courtesy of Gooding & Company

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ship and its significance as an early, even-serial-numbered chassis cannot be ignored. It is one of the earliest examples of Enzo's first large-displacement Ferrari sports cars, a prime example of Vignale's skill, one of the first Ferraris to be delivered to the U.S., and a genuine, matching-numbers example with a proud history that includes formative auto shows and road races. This spectacular 340 America offers a key to all the most celebrated events, from the upper concours at Cavallino to the starting ramp at the Mille Miglia. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 19, sold for $2,530,000 at Gooding & Company's Pebble Beach Auction on Saturday, August 14, 2010 The 340 America was Enzo Ferrari's first attempt to market a Lampredi-powered Ferrari—and his first attempt to market a car directly to the lucrative U.S. market. In Europe, cars are taxed based on their displacement. Small-displacement cars are the norm, and high revving 2-liter and 2.5-liter Ferraris were considered prestigious. The United States had no such restrictions, and Americans were used to big displacement and big torque. Enzo Ferrari recognized that the U.S. was the perfect place to market cars featuring his new, largedisplacement Lampredi engine. In the fashion of all early Ferraris, the 340 America's chassis was assembled at Ferrari, where it was fitted with the Ferrari-built Lampredi engine. The coachwork was then outsourced to one of several Italian coachbuilders. A total of 25 340 Americas were built, with no two being exactly alike. The Lampredi engines are legendary for their tremendous torque, but they are large and heavy and require a substantial chassis to handle the power. Lampredi-powered touring Ferraris are in a class by themselves for being luxury cruisers. Terror in the turns Touring 340 Americas are capable of 41 mph in first gear and 150 mph in top gear. This kind of speed made the continent smaller—and the America popular for fast touring. Racing a Lampredi-powered Ferrari was another story. The 340 chassis was primitive, with a transverse leaf spring front end, solid axle rear end and Houdaille shocks all around. The heavy engine could easily overpower the chassis, making acceleration breathtaking—but stopping and turning terrifying. SCM's Thor Thorson once reported that one 340 owner refused to take his car on a vintage rally, as driving it was just too awful. The 340's race performance came up short, and the less-expensive Jaguars regularly beat the 340s on the track. The first time I heard of Gil Nickel, it was the answer to my question of who was driving the Lotus 26R that was drifting sideways up a hill at an Atlanta vintage race. It was an image that I remember 20 years later—and an impressive display of getting the most performance out of a car. I would later learn Nickel was a consummate car guy, the man behind the prestigious Far Niente Winery, and someone who was always associated with the best. His 340 America was no exception. The value spread for 340 Americas is quite wide, which is mostly due to the diverse array of body styles available. There are open-top and closed-top versions of 340 Americas in both sport and touring configurations. Ghia, Touring, and Vignale all produced bodies for 340s, and the executions ranged from dowdy to beautiful. The lesser 340s are a tough sell, while the most attractive cars are an asset to any collection. This Gil Nickel 340 America, with its beautiful Vignale spyder body and exceptional pedigree, is near the top of its class. 0140 A's well-documented and storied history only adds to its appeal. The Nickel car sold for all of today's money, but the owner got an important car with entry to any auto event on the planet. Mark this one well bought and well sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Co.) December 2010 35

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Sheehan Speaks Michael Sheehan Finding a Ferrari for $100k or less Mondial values are abysmally low and their deferred maintenance issues are long. To quote Monty Python: “Run away, run away” tenance issues are long. To quote Monty Python: “Run away, run away.” The 348 brought Ferrari closer to the age of modern electronics, adequate air conditioning and world-class performance. Unfortunately, the 348 had more than its share of growing pains, while the wedge-shaped design lacked the appeal of the svelte 308s and 328s it replaced. The 348 was the wrong car at the wrong time, as the world economy and the high-flying Ferrari market crashed spectacularly in 1990, and went into a fiveyear freefall that only began to bottom out in 1994-95. Styling is bland, service costs are horrendous and so the price of entry is in the $35k-$45k range. Caveat Emptor. Budget Fiat-era V12s and Flat 12s While most people dismiss the 365 GT/4 2+2, the 330 GT 2+2 T his month our esteemed editor wanted to move away from the high-end Ferraris to the bottom-end world of affordability for mere mortals—perhaps he is still suffering from million-dollar-Monterey shock. My mission statement was: “Find the best buy in $100k or less for a modern Ferrari” along with the corollary “Would any of these cars sell for $50k next year?” Let's swim down to the bottom. Like an old dog that never learns new tricks, I've been selling Enzo-era cars since 1974, when the only Ferraris were Enzo-era cars. During those 35 plus long years, the Enzo-era Ferraris have remained the “Gold Standards,” and few-to-none of these cars are priced below the $100k threshold. The only exemption would be the two- and four-headlight 330 GT 2+2s, which live at the bottom of the Enzo-era food chain. While these cars lack the classic lines of the 250 GTE, they do have 4-liter per- formance. The later, interim four-headlight cars have 5-speeds, and some of the last two-headlight cars were fitted with the additional option of power steering and air conditioning. Expect to spend $75k to $85k for a nice driver. Alas, a similar-condition 250 GTE or 365 GT 2+2 will cross over the $100k barrier, and there ends the under-$100k Enzo cars. Fiat Era V8 bargains The Fiat-era production cars offer no shortage of entry-level bargain prices. The 308/328 GTB/ GTS V8s put Ferrari on the map, offered instant “Magnum, P.I.” status—for those old enough to remember Tom Selleck—and user-friendly everything, adequate performance and a great engine sound. Unfortunately these early V8s are the first of the dreaded cam belt Ferraris. A cam belt service will cost 15% to 30% of the car's purchase price every three to five years. Price of entry is $25k to $45k. As for the Mondial coupes and cabriolets, the years have not been kind to these cars. Their values are abysmally low and their deferred main- 308 GTS 36 Sports Car Market “carby” 400 GT and the 5-speed 412 because of their bland styling, no one can deny that they offer morethan-adequate performance, tolerable air conditioning, a user-friendly cockpit and semi-useable rear seats, all for $25k to $35k. Prices are a bit less for those who prefer to go shiftless with the 400 or 412 Auto. And the good news is that they don't have cam belts. The Flat-12 cars The most collectable Fiat-era production cars are, of course, the BBs—the 365, 512 and 512 BBi. They are plagued with an $8k-plus, engine-out cam belt service every three to five years. Every would-be buyer wants that service factored into the sales price. A driverquality 512 BBi is just at the $100k mark, while the 365 BB and “carbed” 512 BBs are far beyond this column's $100k threshold. The Testarossa was introduced during a worldwide economic boom as a car that is legal in every country, thanks to standardized safety and emission laws. Fast, spacious and luxurious, the Testarossa is a great entrylevel Ferrari—if you can get past the 1980s “Miami Vice” styling. The best are under $50k. Expect $8k every three to five years for an engine-out cam belt change. Photos: Michael Sheehan

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driving experience. The now-standard list of options, such as a challenge grille, fender shields, colored calipers, drilled rotors and color-optional stitching, dash and steering wheel was introduced in late 1998. Faulty exhaust manifolds, leaking valve guides and expensive cam belt services have kept prices low. Coupes are well back of $50k, while the late F1 Spiders can be found for $60k. The 360 is a better car for not much more money. The evolution continued in 1999 with the 360, Testarossa The 512 TR was a better car, but it was launched in 1992 in the midst of a world recession. This car was faster and much more refined that the Testarossa, and expect to pay $75k to $80k for a serviced car. The later 512M is the last and best of the line, but is priced outside this column's budget limitations. Montezemolo's user-friendly Ferraris Fiat Chairman Gianni Agnelli appointed Luca Cordero di Montezemolo president of Ferrari in 1991. While the 456 GT is considered to be a Montezemoloera car, the 456 GT was introduced at the FF40 Ferrari Celebrations in Brussels and at Spa in 1992. Obviously, the 456 was near production when Montezemolo took over. Having said that, the 456 GT was a great leap forward from the 400 and 412. The car has a quiet, userfriendly cockpit, luxurious seating and no lack of power. An automatic was introduced in 1997, and the 456 M followed in 1992. These cars do everything right, although V12 performance and weight means they eat a set of tires and brakes every 10k to 15k miles. Cam belts can be done in the car, so a service starts at about $3k, but that can quickly skyrocket. The cars have plummeted from the new-in-1995 price of $225,000 to $45k to $75k today, making them the best buy in an under$100k 2+2. Montezemolo, Act II, the 355 The F355 was launched in 1994 with styling cues from the 308 GTB and the 288 GTO. This was a serious performance car, and the F1 gearbox offered an all-new which came with a three–year warranty, an indication of Ferrari's faith in their all-new car. Thanks to an alloy body and frame—and a fresh 3.6-liter engine with 400 horsepower, the 360 was good for 185 mph, transitioning the V8 Ferrari to supercar status. The 360 was a sales success, but, with almost 18,000 built, they will never be collectible. Like the 456 and 550, the 360 can be serviced with the engine in place, which cuts maintenance costs. On any given day, dozens are for sale with prices starting in the $60k range for a coupe and up to $100k for an early Spyder, making them the best car, best buy in a V8 Ferrari. 550 Maranello The return of the front-engine supercar Thanks to covered headlights, a long hood, 250 GTO-style fender vents and a Daytona-inspired Kamm tail with two large, round tail lights, the 550 Maranello brought Ferrari full circle back to the legendary 275 GTB/4 and 365 GTB/4 Daytona. With a 6-speed transaxle, 50-50 weight distribution and a 199 mph top speed, the 550 is truly a supercar. The 575 added an F1 shifter and even more power, and the car hit the magic 200 mph mark. Both cars have proven to be almost bulletproof. Expect to pay $65k for a serviced driver to $100k for a heavyoptioned 575, which makes them the bargain supercar. The need for due diligence The good news/bad news is that every car in this article is fully depreciated and any further depreciation is only a matter of miles, the ravages of time and the never-ending cam belt services. This year's price is next year's price. As always, the newer the Ferrari, the fewer the prob- lems. While hope springs eternal, none of these cars has any chance of appreciation. All were state-of-the-art when they left the factory, but some have stood the test of time much better than others. Be forewarned that buying a car with needs will make you regret you ever went down that path. Define your real budget, have a clear concept of maintenance costs and always get a pre–purchase inspection. Buy smart. Spend more up front. Be happy. ♦ 360 Modena Spider December 2010 37

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English Profile 1962 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II Rally Car The last surviving 1962 team car has rally provenance in abundance, but it doesn't have an original chassis by Paul Hardiman Details Years produced:1961-62 Number produced: 5,096 (about ten works rally cars) Original list price: $3,051 SCM Valuation (non-race BT7):$30,000$50,000 Tune-up cost: $300 Chassis #: On plate screwed to firewall Engine #: Plate riveted on left side of block Club: Austin-Healey Club USA, 940 Skip Away Court, Morgan Hill, CA 95037 More: www.healey.org Alternatives 1957-62 Triumph TR3A, 1956-65 Porsche 356, 1962-63 AC Ace 2.6 SCM Investment Grade: standard BT7, B: ex-works rally car, A Comps Serial number: 67 ARX Chassis number: HBN718704 T he Big Healey's first major success was in 1960, when Pat Moss and Ann Wisdom made history by winning the grueling Liège-Rome-Liège (Marathon de la Route) event outright. It was the first occasion that a woman had won a major international rally. The following year the Morley twins—Don and Erle—won the Austrian Alpine Rally, a feat they repeated in 1962. The model's final outright victories came in 1964, when Paddy Hopkirk won the Austrian Alpine Rally and Rauno Aaltonen the last Marathon de la Route held on public roads, following a Spa-SofiaLiège route. This ex-works BMC rally team Big Healey is under- stood to be the sole surviving 1962 team car, one of a series of five built by the works in 1962 with registration numbers respectively 37, 47, 57, 67 and 77 ARX. Three (37, 57 and 77) were written off in 1963, and one, 47 ARX, in 1964. This car, 67 ARX, made its international debut in the 1962 Alpine Rally, crewed by David SeigleMorris and Tony Ambrose, placing 8th and contributing to BMC's Team Prize. Seigle-Morris then took it on the Liège-Sofia-Liège Rally—a notoriously punishing, virtual road race in which the organizers' declared aim was “No Finishers.” He led in this car until it sustained chassis damage, but he nevertheless nursed it to the finish. 67 ARX next ran in the RAC Rally, crewed by Paddy Hopkirk and Jack Scott to win its class and finish second overall, then its next outing was the Swedish “Midnight Sun” Rally in the hands of the legendary Flying Finn, Timo Mäkinen. At the end of the 1963 season, with a new batch of cars under construction for 1964, it was sold to Tony Ambrose, and it later passed to Healey enthusiast Ted 38 Worswick who continued rallying it. In 1969 he sold it on, and the car was dismantled. Its rebuild did not commence until the next owner, Nick Howell, purchased it in the early 1980s. The car was sympathetically restored throughout by Barry Simpson Restorations Ltd, using a “repair rather than replace” policy. It made several appearances at historic meetings before being sold to Aston Martin chairman, Victor Gauntlett, who used the car on such retrospective events as the Coppa d'Italia. In 1998 it was purchased by the consignor and was used on historic events such as the Monte Carlo Challenge (1999) and Classic Malts Rally (2000). After an accident in the Rally of Portugal in 2000, the chassis was found to be beyond saving, so a new frame was fabricated to works pattern and the car rebuilt around that—while retaining as many of the original parts as possible. On completion, 67 ARX was returned to the vendor together with its original chassis frame. The car has not been used for rallying since the re- build. But it has been taken to various shows and meetings including the 50th Anniversary of Austin-Healey at Thruxton in 2002. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 309, sold for $211,731 at Bonhams' sale at the Goodwood Revival meeting on September 17, 2010. There cannot be a more evocative image of the British rally car than a bright-red big Healey with works hard top, side-slung exhausts and proud, spotlight-toting nose—even though the Minis and Escorts that came later won more events. These are the beasts immortalized in epic drives from the likes of David Seigle-Morris, the Morley twins, and of course, Pat Moss and Ann Wisdom 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk 1 rally car Lot 97, s/n HBN78446 Condition 3+ Sold at $323,380 Christie's, London, 6/7/04 SCM# 34553 1961 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II Lot 40, s/n HBT714223 Condition 2 Sold at $65,560 H&H, Buxton, U.K., 4/17/09 SCM# 119988 1961 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II BT7 Lot 54, s/n HBT7L14997 Condition 3Sold at $45,302 H&H, Harrogate, U.K., 4/16/08 SCM# 116405 Sports Car Market Photos: Bonhams

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English Profile during an age when rallies were proper endurance events across huge tracts of Europe and not sprint races in closed venues. In the wake of probably the most famous ex-works Healey, URX 727, which Moss and Wisdom drove to victory on the 1960 Liège-Rome-Liège, selling for an unprecedented $323k in 2004, there are great expectations whenever one of these rare survivors comes to market. Those expectations weren't so great here because of the car's replacement chassis. The best handful of these cars left retain their originals and mostly resemble the machines they were in period, even if they have been chopped about and modified in the meantime. As an aside, we should mention the sad recent passing of Jonathan Everard, a former Donald Healey Motor Company apprentice and employee, who as owner of J.M.E. Healeys, has been responsible for returning several of these cars to their original, authentic forms, including URX 727. A busy rally car This car, 67 ARX, is one of the majors. Perhaps it never attracted quite the fame of URX 727, but in period it led a busy life—even after being sold off by the works at the end of 1963. Its last rallies with Ted Worswick were the 1966 FRAM International Rally and the 1967 Gulf International Rally. The car was later revived for the newlyburgeoning historic rally scene nearly 30 years later. As presented, the car was in excellent condition. It has not been rallied since its repairs by Orchard Restorations, an acknowledged Healey specialist, almost 10 years ago. The car was riding on a decent set of Avon ZZs, the correct tall-profile, soft-compound radials that are the enthusiasts' choice for historic motorsport. This is always a good sign. All of the works features remained, such as the hard top and the screen demisters, the fiberglass trunk lid to accommodate twin spares, and an overdrive switch built into the gear knob. The car now has a modern roll cage for rallying, along with two new Facet fuel pumps in the trunk. It retains a dynamo—in a slightly grubby engine bay—and the pleasingly well-worn seat leather is almost certainly original. A second chance on the block—and beyond Interestingly, this car bid to $210k at the Goodwood sale two years and 400 miles ago (SCM # 117845), but stalled under reserve, as there was a worry that the original chassis still existed, which left the possibility for cloning. But the seller subsequently produced a letter stating the original chassis had been destroyed. The original, usable body parts removed at the time of rebuild were included in the lot. This time the car sold to a collector who has jointly owned some of the best and most original exworks Healeys in the world. He likes to drive his cars— most years demonstrating them on the rally stage at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Although it might look as if he paid slightly over the odds at $212k, the estimate ($110k to 155k) was low, and the price paid was 40 about 15% cheaper than the top bid of two years ago when considered in pounds, not dollars. In any event, the new owner is fully aware of the car's history and its new chassis, but he's not bothered as it means this car can be a driver, and it already has FIA papers and FIVA passport. So, perhaps the only real surprise is that this deal was done in public and not behind closed doors. It has a happy ending—not just for buyer and seller—but for us enthusiasts, because we should get to see the old beast snarl on historic events again. Star here for seller and buyer both. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) Seat Time Walter Donaghy, via email: I bought my 1962 Tri-carb 3000 Mk II in 1965, when I was stationed in Charleston, SC, with the U.S. Coast Guard. I drove it every day. It was red with black coves and was the 2+2 with those tiny back seats. What with the Lucas electrical system and the voltage regulator polarity reversed, it took me a little time to figure out that all I had to do was short out the poles and it would go back to normal operation. The other issue was trying to balance the three carburetors. Otherwise, it was a simple car to maintain with the shop manual and translating the Britspeak to American English. It would cruise all day at 80 to 100 mph on the interstate, Donaghy's 3000 Mk II but it had a tendency to swap ends on the wet, tight twisty backcountry roads. The 6-cylinder put too much weight in the front end, unlike the 100-4, which was better balanced and two inches shorter in the wheelbase. I continued to use it summer and winter—even in NYC and Vermont. I sold it in the summer of 1969 in Virginia. I paid $1,300 for it, and I drove it for five years and put no money into it other than normal maintenance. I sold it for $350 when it was so clapped out that I wasn't sure if it would last another week! Other than the well-known, unbelievably hot cockpit in the summer—when you burned your right knee on the transmission tunnel—and the leaking side curtains and top in the winter, it was a delight to drive. I clearly got my money's worth and still have a thing for the old Healeys. Sports Car Market

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1970 Maserati Ghibli Coupe The styling of the Daytona, while certainly attractive, has not achieved the timeless elegance of the Ghibli by Donald Osborne Details Years Produced: 1967-70 Number produced: 1,149 Original list price: $19,000 SCM Valuation: $55,000-$100,000 Tune-up cost: $1,750 Distributor caps: $850 Chassis #: Engine compartment on side rail Engine #: Stamped on side of block Club: Maserati Club International, P.O. Box 1015, Mercer Island, WA 98040 More: www.maseratinet.com Alternatives: 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, 1970 Iso Grifo, 1969 Lamborghini Islero S SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: AM1151504 the Ghibli rivaled the Ferrari Daytona for straight-line performance, while beating it for price and, arguably, looks. More than 15 feet long and nearly six feet wide, the A Ghibli occupied an inordinate amount of space for a mere two-seater, but perhaps the most startling aspect of its appearance was the height, or rather the lack of height. The Ghibli used a tubular steel chassis with live rear axle, leaf springs, and a single locating arm, while the power unit was Maserati's race-proven, four-cam 90-degree V8. This was used in dry-sump, 4.7-liter form up to 1970, when it was superseded by the 4.9-liter version in order to meet ever more stringent emission laws. The gain in horsepower was minimal, but in either case, performance was stunning, with triple-digit speed attainable in under 16 seconds. Maserati Ghiblis show up less frequently than many other sports cars of the era, but that's because there aren't many of them, with only 1,149 coupes built from 1967 through 1973. The Ghibli with its 4-cam V8 engine, quartet of downdraft Weber carburetors, superb suspension, powerful brakes, and sublime Giugiarodesigned coachwork is one of the greatest Italian GTs. This 1970 Maserati Ghibli has the earlier 4.7-liter V8 power and air conditioning. It appears to have seen consistent use and maintenance its whole life, and as such, has never required full restoration. Instead it was treated some time ago to a high-quality respray in red, while also receiving new parchment leather upholstery. 42 strong contender for the “Most Handsome Car of the 1960s” title, Maserati's Ghibli debuted at the Turin Motor Show in November of 1966. Styled at Ghia by Giorgetto Giugiaro, Since then it has been sympathetically maintained as evidenced by its wonderful presentation today. One of the most beautiful GTs ever conceived, its bodywork is a masterpiece of style, balance, design, and aerodynamic efficiency. The design and generous interior room benefits from the proportions that the compact V8 engine permitted. Light, crisp, unadorned, and simple, it is a prime example of form and function merging to achieve true design excellence. The 4-cam Maserati V8 gives it 170 mph performance to match. This very presentable Ghibli needs nothing for its owner to appreciate both its visual appeal and exceptional sporting performance. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 7, sold for $53,900, including premium, at the Worldwide Group Auburn, IN sale on Friday, September 3, 2010. The August 2010 issue of Classic & Sports Car magazine featured a comparison test of the Maserati Ghibli and the Ferrari Daytona. After a fair amount of hand-wringing—no doubt anticipating a flood of angry email and letters—the writer chose the Maserati as the “winner.” A large measure of its victory came in the value component. Is a Daytona driving experience ten times as good as a Ghibli? If not, what then justifies spending ten times the cash? Ultimately, I think that today such comparisons are specious. While the two were certainly competitors in the $20k Italian sports car market when new, the needs of their buyers and the way they're used have since diverged to a large degree. With the notable exception of a good friend of mine, I think very few people go out shopping today with $300k in their pocket and agonize over 1967 Maserati Ghibli Lot 2, s/n 1154732 Condition 3Sold at $77,000 Gooding, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/17/09 SCM# 119052 1970 Maserati Ghibli Lot 372, s/n AM11511858 Condition 2 Sold at $62,083 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 9/19/08 SCM# 117835 1968 Maserati Ghibli Lot 175, s/n AM115640 Condition 4+ Sold at $63,365 Bonhams, Paris, 2/9/08 SCM# 63051 Sports Car Market Photos: Worldwide Auctioneers

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whether the 0-60 mph times of the Daytona or Ghibli are better. The cars have diverse personalities. While you can certainly hustle a Ghibli along quite aggressively, it is also great for wafting along. While I suppose you can loaf about in a Daytona, the car won't be happy; it prefers levels of testosterone equal to the octane of the fuel. As such, for modern- day use, the Ghibli is a superb vintage rally car—one that can be pushed when necessary and lounge effortlessly when it isn't. With the benefit of time, the styling of the Daytona, while certainly attractive, has not achieved the timeless elegance and matchless style of the Ghibli, which is widely considered the pinnacle of Giorgetto Giugiaro's designs. Such as dynamic and capable work of visual art has seldom been created. No soaring prices yet For years, we prognosticators, including that good friend of mine, Publisher Martin, have been watching the market for GT cars with the meteoric rise in Aston Martin prices and the recovering levels of 1960s Ferraris. From that, we all have decided that the time for Maserati was just around the next ess curve, as everyone would wake up and realize how undervalued these fabulous cars are—and prices would soar. Well, that hasn't happened yet. While the 125 rare Ghibli Spyders have indeed found a correct market level in the mid-$300k range, Ghibli coupes have gently drifted in an upward fashion for the last five years, with a good example going from the mid$30k range then to the mid-$50k range today. A differential has opened between the 4.7-liter and the 4.9-liter SS models, which is based more on perception than any real performance advantage. The published horsepower figures vary, but none are enough to make anyone who is realistic about it care. Given the value range of a “good” Ghibli, what about this one? I contacted a number of people who were at this auction, including SCM's B. Mitchell Carlson. They all found it to be “just a car” that seemed to have reaped the benefits of a rapid refurbishment. B. Mitchell further commented that it was “…sold well, and proves that global market sports cars are still doing well.” I would agree and also add this: In determining value as an appraiser, it's im- portant for me to identify the best market to sell a car. By all measures, few would choose Auburn, IN as a prime spot to sell Italian GTs. In addition, this was not a prime example of the model and Worldwide's sale was not their strongest. Given those circumstances, the seller did quite well indeed. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Worldwide Group.) Seat Time Tom Fissler, Boston, MA: I have owned this car since 2000 and continue to enjoy her whenever possible. Her first owner, a gentleman in Chicago, ordered her with a special factory-installed option: the 4.9-liter engine, which was installed about one year before the Ghibli SS was officially introduced. Highs: With regular service, the mechanics and electronics are almost bulletproof. I have not had a breakdown in ten years. The engine has endless torque from all RPM levels, making long-haul touring a pleasure. There is decent space for your stuff, and the ragtop does its job in bad weather. Lows: In spite of being utterly reliable, she is not a daily driver. It takes ages until the oil warms up and, while cornering is great and predictable, the suspension setup is a bit on the harsh side. Creature comforts (think air conditioning) are all available, but at late-1960s standards. Of course, you could change all that, but why would you? Chuck Rhodes, Tomball, TX: I owned a 1972 Maserati Ghibli for four years. This was my second Maserati, the first being a Mistral. The Ghibli is one of the most attractive of all GT cars ever made, in my opinion. The 4.9-liter SS engine is very tractable and provides excellent performance. Large, comfortable seats and well-laid-out instruments made for a great drive. Good mechanicals. I should have kept it! Jeff Cobb, Baton Rouge, LA: I saw my first Ghibli in Rome in 1971, when I was 16. My beautiful mother was able to get the two of us in during Christmas week to see the cars being made at the Modena factory. I was in heaven. I now own two Ghiblis and a Bora. The 1967 I bought from the Italian Embassy in NY in 1981, and the 1970 is a SS that I bought during Concorso Italiano 2000. Such a wonderful car. The shape encompasses masculine and feminine shapes, creating an enduring body that is classic and timeless. All ages love the shape. The Ghibli is a very strong car with heavy-duty running gear that is not shy of hard use. Yes, the steering is heavy, so what? When you say go, it does and there are no regrets. When I take someone for a ride in a Ghibli, they are alive and enjoyment comes through all of their senses. I also have owned a repair shop for 30 years in Louisiana and know that all breeds have issues. But the Ghibli is great to work on and to find parts for. Drawbacks may only be our speed limits. The car at full chat sounds like Pavarotti singing Tosca. How this fine car has been such a price underdog to Ferrari for so long is the question of the century. These cars are so overlooked by those who do not pay attention. What fine cars, and I am lucky to be their caretaker. December 2010 43

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German Profile 1963 Porsche Diesel Standard Model 217 Tractor Granted, rallies and track days are pretty much out of the question, but you can still have a field day with a Porsche-Diesel—literally by B. Mitchell Carlson Details Years produced: 1956-65 Number produced: 125,000 (all models) Original list price: $3,600 (In 1956 dollars) SCM Valuation: $10,000 to $20,000 Tune-up cost: $300 Distributor cap: Not needed Chassis #: Serial number plate is riveted to the right side frame, just behind the motor. Club: The PORSCHE-DIESEL Registry for North America, 475 Winfield Way, Akron, OH 44303-1914 More: www.porsche-diesel.com Alternatives: Farmall A, C, or Cub; John Deere LA, M, or 30; Ford 9N or Jubilee; Allis-Chalmers B, C, or G or any Lamborghini tractors. SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: 5763 D r. Ferdinand Porsche's wide-ranging interests in all things mechanical—and practical—led him to include designs for farm tractors in his project portfolio beginning in the 1930s. As with all things from Dr. Porsche's fertile creativ- ity, the tractors owed little to convention and much to efficiency and imagination. The earliest Porsche tractor designs were modular, with 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-cylinder engines sharing common cylinders for manufacturing economy and ease of repair and maintenance. Their most intriguing characteristic, however, was their drive system. It was based upon a hydraulic coupling rather than a mechanical clutch, a feature that was—like the simple epicyclic two-speed transmission of Henry Ford's Model T—designed to be simple to use and maintain by mechanically-unsophisticated farmers. The first Porsche air-cooled diesel tractor designs were completed late in the 1930s, but World War II interrupted manufacturing. Production was begun in 1950 by two licensees, Allgaier and Hofherr Schrantz. The tractors' reliability and efficiency proved popular, and in 1956, Mannesmann AG set up a subsidiary company to consolidate production under one roof—the former Zeppelin factory near Friedrichshafen—under the name Porsche-Diesel-Motorenbau GmbH. Development continued, and in 1960, Porsche added hydraulic implement handling sourced from Bosch, a system that made the Porsche tractors competitive with others using the Ferguson system. Popular not only with collectors of agricultural equipment but also those who appreciate the performance and 44 ingenuity of Porsche automobiles, Porsche tractors come in a variety of sizes and capabilities. Mike Amalfitano's is an example of the most popular model, the Standard, with 2-cylinder 1,688-cc, 4-stroke diesel power. It is fitted with the hydraulic implement mount, lighting for use on the roads to and from the fields and a buddy bench seat atop the right rear tire fender. It has been restored to very presentable condition and operates well. It comes with its original German “Kraftfahrzeugbrief.” The Porsche System tractors' popularity means tens of thousands were built over the years. Many are still in agricultural service, providing their owners with stable, reliable, productive assistance that bears continuing witness to the creativity and ingenuity of Dr. Ferdinand Porsche. Known by some as the “VolksSchlepper,” this Porsche Standard Diesel will be an interesting addition to any Porsche collector's garage. It is capable of double duty both as a striking display and performing agricultural duties around the collection's grounds—a versatility that other Porsche designs cannot boast. Sold on a Bill of Sale. SCM Analysis This tractor, Lot 220, sold for $23,400 at Bonhams' Quail Lodge auction on August 12, 2010. Ferdinand Porsche and Henry Ford have often been compared on the basis of working on a car for the masses (the Volkswagen Beetle and Model T respectively). However, they also shared another interest: a desire to mechanize the farm. After World War I, Dr. Porsche 11959 Porsche Model 108 Junior Lot 103, s/n 1474 Condition 4 Sold at $6,600 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/18/00 SCM# 10302 Sports Car Market 1959 Porsche Model 108 Junior Lot 501, s/n K6039G Condition 2 Sold at $28,600 RM Auctions, Monterey, 8/15/09 SCM# 142013 1949 Farmall Cub International Harvester Lot F1, s/n 69447 Condition 2+ Sold at $2,300 Mecum Auctions, Kansas City, MO, 12/2/07 SCM# 47871 Photos: Chip Riegel ©2010 Courtesy of Bonhams & Butterfields

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experimented with an Austro-Daimler artillery tug as a farm tractor. Dr. Porsche built his first three prototype Volkschleppers (People's Tractors) in 1934, with development continuing into the late 1930s with Adolf Hitler's blessing. Higher governmental priorities with the Volkswagen (People's Car) and then World War II armaments put that concept on the back burner. After World War II, all aspects of the West German economy needed to be rebuilt— including agriculture. What little the Third Reich had done to mechanize the farm was all for naught because of attrition from the war. Little of the German industrial base survived the war, and factories were initially limited to producing basic necessities. BMW's first post-war products, for example, were aluminum pots and pans made from melted-down aircraft engine parts. By 1950, with a hungry nation to feed, agricultural equipment production was just starting to get going. The late Professor Porsche's son Ferry was carrying on his father's other dream of his own car, and by the early 1950s, Porsche automobiles were starting to trickle into the market. His father also had an engineering proposal for an air-cooled diesel tractor with 4-wheel drive and a fluid coupling clutch that he had designed in 1946. Car manufacturing was far from profitable at first. To help make ends meet, Ferry Porsche was interested in producing this tractor. However, Allied occupation regulations at the time stipulated that only companies which made tractors before the war could continue afterwards. Therefore, Ferry Porsche licensed the designs and engineering to Allgaier GmbH of West Germany and Hofherr Schrantz of Austria. To keep things simple, the two companies only used the Porsche engine and fluid coupling transmission design for their Allgaier-System Porsche and Hofherr Schrantz-System Porsche tractors. During the mid 1950s, Mannesmann AG wanted to expand their line of equipment into the now-opened and somewhat lucrative farm tractor market. They bought out the license for the use of the Porsche design from Allgaier. The new division, Porsche-Diesel Motorenbau GmbH, started production in late 1956. The tractors were offered in four basic models, based on the number of cylinders in the air-cooled diesel engine: Junior (14 horsepower, 1-cylinder); Standard (25 horsepower, 2-cylinder); Super (38 horsepower, 3-cylinder); and Master (50 horsepower, 4-cylinder). Refinements in 1959 led to increased output and expanded offerings of the four basic models. The Porsche Diesel was relatively successful—not just in Germany, but also to some extent internationally. A sales division for North America was even set up in Easton, PA, with the heaviest sales in Canada and on the East Coast of the United States. They were also somewhat popular in South America—to the point of Mannesmann building a market-specific, orchard-type model for coffee plantations. With a lucrative military contract for diesel tank engines and insufficient plant ca- pacity to make them, the Porsche-Diesel tractor ended production in 1965, so the plant could retool for the military contract. By this time, Porsche was on sound financial footing, and also could put its engineering staff to better use in automotive pursuits. In a sense, the Porsche tractor continued for several decades, as Deutz continued to use a number of the Porsche engineering cues and remained in production. Porsche diesel tractors have since become extremely popular among both tractor and Porsche automobile collectors. Generally, the Porschephiles pay higher prices than the tractor collectors, but the chasm is not very deep. However, the tractor guys tend to do the most authentic restorations—and then sell them to Porschephiles. I've seen and heard of Porsche enthusiasts that have painted their tractor to match their car. The supply has generally been less than demand, but as of the last few years, it has been easier to find one. Generally, the cheapest ones are around $5,000 for a running original worker bee, with restored examples generally fetching between $10,000 to $20,000. The higher price for our example is more of a case of it being at the right place at the right time—the rarified atmosphere of Monterey car week. Closer to reality, Mecum Auctions sold a 2 condition 1960 Porsche-Diesel Standard for $13,200 during their June 2010 auction in St. Paul, MN. Only in the neighborhood of 1,000 Porsche tractors were exported to North America when new, and most of them were the smaller Junior and Standard models, which are the most commonly encountered models today. Juniors also are generally the most desirable, as they comply with the “Tractors that fit in a garage stall or smaller are worth the most” axiom of collecting. Parts availability is not as bad as one would think, once December 2010 45 you get in the loop of the few suppliers that stock parts. A visit to the Porsche-Diesel North American registry— incorporated into the Porsche Club of North America Register Group—is a good first stop for parts shoppers. Granted, rallies and track days are pretty much out of the question, but you can still have a field day with a Porsche-Diesel—literally. Porsche car enthusiasts like to concours their tractors with their cars, while tractor guys will probably be the only ones to have a Porsche chugging into the local threshing or tractor show. Regardless, this unique piece of Porsche history will continue to be worth adding to your collection—regardless of genre. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) Seat Time Myron Vernis, via email: Maybe I was forced to watch too much “Green Acres” on television when I was young, but as an avowed city-dweller, I never thought that I would have an interest in tractors. That all changed 25 years ago, when a transfer took me to Peoria, IL, and I moved next door to Porsche-Diesel tractor guru Roland Lohnert. We shared a passion for Porsche 356s, and it wasn't long before he had me infected with Porsche-Diesel fever. Roland is still THE go-to guy in this country for parts and unlimited, friendly advice. With pushrod Speedsters and Roadsters solidly in six-figure pricing and all other open 356s following closely behind, I like to refer to Porsche-Diesel tractors as the last great value in vintage Porsche open-air motoring. OK, you're not going to take a cross-country cruise in one but, in reality, how often do most vintage vehicles get driven long distances? Most are used for show at events, and this is where tractors truly shine as collector vehicles. Outside of a 917 showing up, Porsche tractors are always the hit of an event. They appeal to people of all ages, including the slightly miffed Carrera GT owners you've just stolen the thunder from. As tractors, they had a reputation for reliability and it has proven out in the survival rate. Today, most collectors view them as prized trinkets in their collections. The 1-cylinder Junior seems to be most in demand for this purpose, but the 2-cylinder Standard combines the best of compact size and adequate utility. We use ours primarily for neighborhood hayrides, moving cars around the garage and as the official service vehicle for the Glenmoor Gathering. In that role, it has pulled everything from Duesenbergs and Isotta Fraschinis to Bonneville record holders. When I consider all of our collector vehicles, our Porsche-Diesel tractor always wins the joy-per-dollar factor.

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American Profile 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible Seemingly every salvageable one was dragged out of fields, barns, and garages and restored, which made supply exceed demand by Colin Comer Details Years produced: 1955 Number produced: 41,292 Bel Air convertibles, including cars with 6- and 8-cylinder engines. Original list price: $2,305 (base price) SCM Valuation: $60,000-$100,000 Tune-up cost: $250 Distributor cap: $19 Chassis #: Tag on driver's door jamb, forward edge Engine #: On pad, right front of engine block below cylinder head Club: Vintage Chevrolet Club of America; Tri-Five Chevy Club More: www.vcca.org; www.trifive.com Alternatives: 1955-1957 Ford Sunliner/ Fairlane convertibles; 1957-1959 Dodge/Plymouth/DeSoto/ Chrysler convertibles SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Serial number: VC55A054912 T his example is one of the best 1955 Bel Airs extant. This 1955 factory convertible just saw completion of a body-off, no-expense-spared three-year restoration of a 100% numbers-matching car with one mile since. Every part on the car is new or restored, and it retains the numbers-matching drive components, including the original four-barrel carburetor, dualexhaust Power Pack 265 V8 and optional Powerglide automatic transmission. This Chevy is virtually flawless in every way. This Bel Air came from the factory with the best of creature comforts. Original factory options included a Wonderbar radio, power steering, power brakes, clock and electric two-speed wipers. Pictures of the restoration document that the body is 100% rust-free and better than new. The original Gypsy Red and Shoreline Beige paint scheme is show quality, and, along with a brandnew beige convertible top, make this a stunning car. The new wide whitewall tires and wire wheel covers finish off this top-notch restoration. This car will make your trophy case a little more crowded. SCM Analysis This 1955 Bel Air Convertible, Lot 6, sold for $104,500 at the Worldwide Group's Auburn auction on September 4, 2010. So, was this Shoebox Chevy worthy of a six-figure sales result in today's collector car market, where some segments have been particularly hard hit? Let's dissect the sale and see. 46 Anybody who claims to know anything about collec- tor cars is aware that the all-new-for-1955 Chevrolets were a huge success. With crisp styling, including a very Ferrari-like egg crate grille, the new Chevys were undeniably brilliantly executed and handsome machines. But the big news was under the hood. 1955 marked the first year for Chevrolet's now-legendary small-block V8. For 1955, the 265-ci V8 was optional, and the old, stovebolt “Blue Flame” straight-6 engine was still standard. The new V8 performance was staggering, especially when the engine was fitted with the Power Pack option and backed with a manual transmission. As a result, Chevrolet sold nearly 1.8 million cars in 1955, an increase of almost 500,000 units from their 1954 production. People fell in love with the all-new Chevrolets, no doubt in large part due to that gem of a V8 under the hood. It provided big power in a smooth and quiet fashion. This engine was formerly available only in expensive luxury cars—but it was now an option in the affordable Chevrolet. As all of the Big Three loved to do in the Jet Age styling wars, they restyled their product for every model year—and get a little more outrageous with each one. For 1956, Chevrolet tweaked their styling, and not many will disagree that it was a step in the wrong direction. Gone was the clean, understated styling of the '55, replaced by more flash but not more style. Quick to see the error in their ways, for 1957 Chevrolet produced another winner—albeit with even more flash, more fin, 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible Lot 112, s/n VC57J102951 Condition 1Sold at $126,500 RM Auctions, Phoenix, AZ, 1/18/08 SCM# 48626 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible Lot 582, s/n VC55K018612 Condition 2- Not sold at $54,060 Branson, Branson, MO, 4/20/07 SCM# 44985 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible Lot 1235.1, s/n VC55L004295 Condition 1Sold at $109,080 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/14/06 SCM# 40343 Sports Car Market Photos: Worldwide Auctioneers

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and more trim. The 1957 Chevrolets were the last—and the most desired—of the TriFive Chevys. Values for 1955-57 Chevrolets have always been at the forefront of any market price changes, up or down. You can view them as a barometer of sorts. When people are feeling good and want a collector car, many run right for what they know: 1955-57 Chevys. In the 1980s, values for any Tri-Five convertible went through the roof. And, as we all know, what goes up must come down. Seemingly every salvageable one was dragged out of fields, barns, and garages and restored, which made supply exceed demand. Years of stale values—with a few exceptions When everybody who wanted their own jukebox on wheels had one, prices slowly slid back down to logical levels. Since the mid-1990s, there really hasn't been too much movement in values. Sure, a few over-restored convertibles sold for relatively large money at high-profile auctions, and there has always been a small cottage industry of restorers who specialize in these cars and feed a few into the auctions as they get completed. However, one can't say there has been a feeding frenzy in years. If you want a nice Tri-Five, one is usually no more than logging onto eBay Motors and a wire transfer away. About a decade ago, many collectors wondered—much as we have about Model T Fords, full classics, and other generations of collector cars—if buyers of 1950s icon cars were dying off. Would the next generation of collectors carry the torch? Dana Mecum proved with his ‘57 Heaven Museum auction late last year that there were plenty of buyers for the right 1950s cars, just as this result at Worldwide Group's Auburn sale does. Paying $104,500 for a 1955 mass-produced car is big money at a time when that kind of money gets a buyer plenty of choices. So it seems as if buyers are again seeing value in benchmark 1950s classics at today's prices. The prevailing market for well-restored 1955-57 Chevy Bel Air convertibles has cemented itself in the $65,000-to-$100,000 range over the past five years. At those numbers, one would argue it is hard to go wrong buying one of the most recognizable American icons of all time. Buying fast peace of mind So, does doing the math on our subject car justify its strong result at auction? Let's break it down: Buying a basket-case 1955 Bel Air convertible today will run you a minimum of $20,000. And to restore one properly to concours standards could easily take another $150,000 at a professional shop. Clearly this is a case of a buyer seeing the value in buying a turn-key, nicely restored 1955 Bel Air convertible for less than the cost of restoration. And there is an additional bonus, as the car came without the three-year-wait, headaches, and sleepless nights that can—and often do—come with having a car in some restoration shop hundreds or thousands of miles away. To many buyers, that is worth $100,000 alone. Now, to play devil's advocate: The Worldwide Group catalog description clearly represents a fresh restoration that most likely has not had many—or any—road miles put on it. And there are no show wins to its credit. They mention that the car is ready Seat Time Tom Heidgerd, Rowley, MA: I owned a 1955 210 Sedan from 1964 to 1968 (having turned 16 in 1966). Complete car with original straight 6 and standard. What most would consider great basics. By today's standards and use, it was practically still new. The straight 6 had a knock, so I replaced it with a 283-ci engine I rebuilt complete with trips, put a new front clip on it, redid the interior, moved the shift to a 4-speed on the floor and replaced pretty much all I could afford. That engine ended up with a cracked head, and in early 1967, I obtained a newer 350-ci engine, and installed it in the car. Plenty of get up and go to be sure. Used the car as a daily driver through my last two years in high school and then sold it for the princely sum of $800 in 1968 to a school friend. It was a great car to drive, practical yet sporty in its own way. Easy to work on with many interchangeable, bolt-on parts. And it always held its own when engaged in street racing (whoever did that?). If only we knew then what we know now. Hindsight sure is 20/20. Hope to rebuild another one in my upcoming years. I could almost still do it from memory! Sam Maywood, La Jolla, CA: Our 1955 Bel Air convertible was the first car I truly loved. It is an AACA national 1st prize winner. I drive it every weekend. People have a very visceral reaction to this car. It is always described as a friendly car. Many seniors comment on how they learned to drive in this model. The styling is so classic and optimistic. I have showed it many times. I have other cars, but this one is clearly a classic. December 2010 47 to win, but that isn't always as easy as it sounds. With these cars, it is nice to know that they have been sorted, work well, and have been judged by experts in a points-type concours at least a few times. While it is always nice to know you'll be the guy showing up at a big Chevy concours with fresh meat, it is also nice to know you won't be escorted off the show field with a marked-up judging sheet and your automotive tail between your legs. However, if this car lives up to the catalog descrip- tion, truly does run and drive like new, and judges well at its first show, I'd call this a great deal for buyer and seller alike. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Worldwide.)

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Race Car Profile 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza I know a number of extremely knowledgeable individuals who simply state that if they could own only one collector car, it would be an 8C 2300 by Thor Thorson Details Years produced: 1931-34 Number produced: 188 Original list price: $9,500 ($160,000 in today's dollars) SCM Valuation: $5.5m to $7m Cost per hour to race: $750 Chassis #: Firewall bulkhead on plate Engine #: Right side rear crankcase Club: Alfa Romeo Owners Club, P.O. Box 12340, Kansas City, MO 64116 More: www.aroc-usa.org Alternatives: 1924-30 Bugatti Type 35, 1927-31 Bentley 4 ½ Liter, 1928-35 Mercedes-Benz SS, 1928-32 Mercedes-Benz SSK SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 2311218 bold individuals. It was perhaps the most romantic era of motor racing, and was characterized by tremendous variety, national pride, heroism, triumph and tragedy. Generally speaking, the strict amateurs ran Fiat Balillas; gentleman drivers had small-displacement Alfa Romeos and Maseratis; and the most serious competitors, both in talent and funds, largely relied on Alfa Romeo's Monza. Comprised of a purpose-built frame, rigid suspension, a highly-tuned supercharged twin-cam, 2.3-liter, 8-cylinder engine and bodywork that could be transformed from a road-going sports car to an open-wheeled Grand Prix machine, the Monza was the ultimate sporting variation of Alfa Romeo's most celebrated chassis. Presented here is a genuine factory Monza—a car that spent its earliest years in the company of successful Genovese drivers, each a regular at many of the important national events. The proud owner has described the 8C as having tremendous personality. I It is no wonder words like “thoroughbred” are used to describe the Monza, as a well-sorted example behaves like a living, breathing beast, one that responds to a light rein. This Monza is extraordinarily tight and responsive and reacts like an extension of one's own thoughts. Its instantaneous throttle response, smooth linear power curve, and precise gearbox combine to give this car a tremendous degree of balance, composure, and feedback, and a remarkable ability to be drifted through fast corners with ease and great control of the throttle. The sound alone is worth the price of entry. A mechanical symphony produced by the spinning of gears, supercharger vanes and the whirl 48 n the early 1930s, Italian road racing, and motor sport in general, relied on various tiers of competitors to fill the grids: factory entries, successful privateers, loosely organized regional teams, and of the valve train amplify into the kind of great booming that can only come with a race-tuned, twin-cam straight eight. No matter how many times you hear the soundtrack of the Monza, it never fails to impress. There is always a new element to be discovered in its complexity and beauty. The factory-built 8C Monzas are among the top tier of collector cars, and this is a star among the best of them. When leading 8C authority Simon Moore states, “This is a lovely, original Monza,” how can you argue with its pedigree? SCM Analysis This car, Lot 117, sold for $6,710,000 at the Gooding & Company Pebble Beach auction on August 15, 2010. Probably the best way to start this discussion is to go back to what I was taught as the first rule of collecting: “What was special then is special now, what was ordinary then may be rare now, but it's still ordinary.” The 8C Alfas were extraordinarily special when they were new, and racing Monzas are among the few cars that have remained so through their entire careers, morphing seamlessly from competitive racers through desirable exotic drivers to iconic collection anchors without suffering the indignities of dereliction. Most race car junkies “of a certain age” have sto- ries of old Ferrari and Maserati racers available at junkyard prices during the “just old race cars” times. I bought a Ferrari 500 Testa Rossa in 1972 for $5,000 and the included trade of a used-up Alfa GTV, but the 8C Alfas were never that way. The low point in this car's career was being bought in Venezuela in 1952 for $1,800—the equivalent of $15,000 today—and it was in pretty rough shape. 1927 Bugatti Type 35C Grand Prix Lot 44, s/n 4889 Condition 4 Sold at $2,585,000 Gooding, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/20/06 SCM# 42584 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Corto Lot 366, s/n 2211051 Condition 1 Sold at $2,819,000 Bonhams, Sussex, U.K., 6/22/07 SCM# 45863 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza Lot 75, s/n 2211125 Condition 2 Sold at $2,530,000 RM Auctions, Amelia Island, FL, 3/9/02 SCM# 27253 Sports Car Market Photos © 2010 Courtesy of Gooding & Company

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A racer at birth The mystique of the 8C Alfas has endured undiminished from the 1930s to the present, and it's interesting to consider why. It's probably useful to spend a few words discussing the various permutations of the 8C 2300 befo issu exc the 6C series of cars in the late 1920s, and their ma step up and create a racer that could compete toe t toe with the larger cars from Germany and England. t The 8C was originally conceived as a pure racer for factory use only, but a combination of Great Depression economics and a surprising list of willing customers quickly turned it into a limited-production car. Though virtually all of them were open sports cars, they came in a variety of chassis lengths and body styles from pure racer to boulevardier. The sobriquet “Monza” was applied to the racers in honor of the 1931 win at the Italian Grand Prix, and technically would apply only to the ten factory racing cars, but over time, the term has been applied to all of the competition 8C 230 whether factory cars or not. Generally, it mea narrow body (no wider than the frame rails), out exhaust, short front springs, and a pointed tail c Having fenders that were easy to remove so the c could run open-wheeled was a common characteri as well. c c True greatness in an automobile, particularly w attributed to one constantly for a period of 80 ye is the result of having not just a few characteri be memorable, but having everything about w it w T work superbly. I know a number of extremely knowledg individuals who simply state that if they could o only one collector car, it would be an 8C 2300. T overall experience is that good. There is a great old saying: “You drive a Bentley (or Mercedes) with your shoulders, you drive a Bugatti with your elbows, and you drive an Alfa with your wrists.” I have driven all of these cars and can attest that the saying is correct. After muscling a Bentley around a mountain road, the lightness, precision, and confidence of an 8C is amazing. It's hard to believe they were direct competitors. They were, though, with Alfa accomplishing with a relatively small engine in a compact package consistently better results than Bentley or Mercedes with engines twice the size. In terms of competition success, only the Bugatti Type 35 comes close. Tough little cars The small size and relative complexity of the Alfa package did not imply fragility. These Alfas proved amazingly robust, another characteristic of greatness. A substantial number of cars found themselves following expatriate owners to Third World countries after World War II, managing to keep running with effectively no maintenance or support, much less a supply of spare parts. Lesser machines would have given up. In today's world, with iconic status and devoted, well-heeled owners taking careful care of them, 8C Alfas are virtually indestructible. December 2010 a The 8C 2300 Alfas have every box ticked; they are beautiful, fast, exotic, extremely successful in competition (then and now), robust, and immensely fun to drive. They were also very special from the beginning. The subject car was originally registered showing a value of 95,000 Lira, which would have been about $9,500 in 1933—or $160,000 in today's dollars. eat Depression! For g car! There's nothbout that. The other ng about 8C Alfas ollector cars is that mon Moore, in his excellent books on both the 2.3- and 2.9-liter cars, has researched and documented the individual g his- tory for every car. Aside from maybe mechanical condition, there is nothing about any of them you can't go ook up, which makes uying a much less ssful experience. ough 8C Alfas have s been relatively valuy became the “flavor onth” and jumped in out ten years ago. I his was the result of i collectors realizing s were their roots and the Ferrari market tations to include m. At any rate, the ues have been in the sebleed section ever nce, with the factory rs leading the pack, d o b c w hort-chassis original-bodied, exam- es following closely ehind. From my knowldge of private sales of similar cars, I wouldn't have been surprised if this car had commanded a bit more than it did. It may be that the economy caused some of the potential players for this kind of purchase to not show up. Perhaps the car's history wasn't as attractive to them as I would expect, or maybe it was just the vagaries of an auction. I'd say this car was well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Co.) 49

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Market Reports Overview Late-Summer Sales Bring $56m Overall totals weren't on the rise in every location, but in general, great cars continued to bring great prices by Jim Pickering A lthough the magic of Monterey in August tends to steal the spotlight of the summertime collector car market, other events held in locations ranging from Reno to Reims from June through the end of September again reflected market stability at most price points. And as has been the case across both the U.S. and Europe for the majority of 2010, excellent cars again commanded strong prices across the board, while more needy examples again brought discounted prices on the block. RM returned to Rochester in mid-July for its an- nual Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook sale, where 83 of 99 lots traded hands for a final total of $10.1m. Contributing Editor Donald Osborne noted that the sales total was nearly doubled over last year's $5.4m, with a significant collection of high-end examples bringing top dollar. Among them was a 1915 Stutz Bearcat that made $330k, and the 1953 Chrysler GS-1 Thomas Special concept coupe, which was the high sale of the day at $858k. Silver's annual Hot August Nights sale took place in early August, and Auction Analyst Ian Anderson was there to walk the rows of consignments and record sales as they took place. Anderson noted mostly mid-level cars on offer, with the standard grouping of muscle cars and hot rods. Despite a lively mood and a large crowd, prices were down to $7.8m from last year's $9.3m, reflecting a slow return of the market for mid-level American cars. Bonhams returned to the Circuit de Gueux in Reims, France for its second-annual Weekend de l'Excellence Automobile auction, where 22 of 40 lots totaled just under $2m. Auction Analyst Jérôme Hardy noted the final sales total to be down from last year's $3.9m, which was mainly reflected by the lack of dazzling consignments. That said, this year's high sale went to an immaculate 1965 Aston Martin DB5 at $527,451. Mecum's annual Fall St. Charles sale saw a change SCM 1-6 Scale Condition Rating: 1: National concours standard/ perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts 50 Sales Totals RM Auctions, Rochester, MI Silver Auctions, Reno, NV Bonhams, Reims, FRA Mecum Auctions, St. Charles, IL Worldwide Auctioneers, Auburn, IN Auctions America by RM, Auburn, IN $14,116,284 $13,3 $ $7,842,452 $8,154,520 , 93,772 in date from its typical early October slot to mid-September to help combat inclement weather, and Auction Analyst Dan Grunwald noted the move to be a positive one for Mecum, with 528 of 996 cars totaling $14.1m as compared to last year's 414 of 747 for $11.8m. Excellent examples of American muscle led the event here, including a 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air III convertible that tied for high sale honors with a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 fastback at $242k. Senior Auction Analyst B. Mitchell Carlson made his way to Auburn, Indiana for Worldwide's annual Auburn Auction, held over Labor Day weekend. With Kruse no longer in the picture, Worldwide took the opportunity to add an additional 375 cars to its event, which helped push the final total to $8.2m for 161 of 455 cars, as compared to $2.4m for 33 of 80 cars in 2009. Although the additional cars shifted the focus away from Worldwide's high-end consignments, it's hard to argue with the $5.8m added to the bottom line. Auctions America by RM held its first Auburn sale over Labor Day weekend, and Carlson was there as well, noting 416 of 877 cars sold for $13.3m at the former Kruse Auction Park. Prices were strong here, with a 1934 Duesenberg Model JN Rollston convertible sedan making $962,500—the highest sale in Auburn. And finally, Geoff Archer's report on recent eBay Motors sales takes a look at the heavy haulers you never knew you needed. ♦ Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1934 DUESENBERG MODEL JN 4-dr convertible, $962,500—AA, p. 100 2. 1953 CHRYSLER GS-1 Thomas Special concept coupe, $858,000—RM, p. 59 3. 1929 DUESENBERG MODEL J tourster, $825,000—RM, p. 56 4. 1932 DUESENBERG MODEL J Torpedo Berline phaeton, $726,000—RM, p. 56 5. 1965 ASTON MARTIN DB5 Vantage coupe, $527,451—Bon, p. 77 6. 1930 CADILLAC V16 roadster, $440,000—RM, p. 56 7. 1935 AUBURN 851SC 2-dr boattail speedster, $396,000—WWG, p. 96 8. 1935 AUBURN 851 SC boattail speedster, $385,000—RM, p. 56 9. 1968 LAMBORGHINI MIURA P400 coupe, $385,000—WWG, p. 92 10. 1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO Biarritz convertible, $363,000—WWG, p. 96 1. 1968 SHELBY GT500 convertible, $104,500—RM, p. 82 2. 1934 FORD BB 1-Ton wood wagon truck, $72,500—AA, p. 100 3. 1972 BUICK GS 455 2-dr hard top, $19,710—Sil, p. 74 4. 1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TRAVELER 2-dr wagon, $29,700—WWG, p. 90 5. 1965 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SEB convertible, $35,121—RM, p. 78 Sports Car Market Best Buys

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RM Auctions Rochester, MI Vintage Motorcars of Meadow Brook It's not often that a Chrysler brings more than a Duesenberg, but it was a tribute to its appeal—and evidence of a bit of “auction magic”—that it did Company RM Auctions Date July 24, 2010 Location Rochester, Michigan Auctioneer Max Girardo Automotive lots sold / offered 83/99 Sales rate 84% Sales total $10,101,850 High sale 1953 Chrysler Ghia ‘Thomas Special' coupe sold at $858,000 Buyer's premium A cool crowd watches a ‘41 GMC Suburban cross the block Report and photos by Donald Osborne Market opinions in italics the single-day sale record of $45m it previously set in Maranello in 2007. And RM marched on to Monterey, where it enjoyed a 95% sales rate in bringing in $67m, and its restoration shop presented the car that won the Best in Show at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Between Monaco and Monterey, the Canadian company R M Auctions enjoyed a very good 2010. A strong January sale in Phoenix was followed by a sensational May debut in Monaco, where it matched Rochester, MI Convertible Sedan, was a good buy at $825k. The second, a dramatic, oneoff Rollston Torpedo Berline, was a bit well sold for condition at $726k. All the top sales behind the Chrysler were big classics, reflecting the signature assortment typically offered by RM at Meadow Brook. Of note were the impressive 1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Le Baron Roadster, sold for $363k; a very well-presented 1915 Stutz Bearcat, which brought in $330k; and a rare 1931 Marmon Sixteen Limousine, which went to a new home at $346,500. Notable as well were the two 1958 Packards offered: one of the rarely seen Lark- returned to Meadow Brook for its 16th sale in conjunction with the concours. The good times were in evidence here as well, as the sales rate and highest sale were above 2009 figures. Sales volume was nearly doubled on four fewer cars—despite weather that threatened tornados at times. Fortunately, the sale itself was held in the snug and— most important in the humid Michigan summer—airconditioned Shotwell Gustafson Pavilion. High sale of the day was also my favorite car on offer: the beautiful “Thomas Special” Chrysler Ghia coupe, which brought $858k. The first of a small series of Virgil Exner-designed, Italian-built two-doors, it was superbly presented and attracted much attention during the preview. It's not often that a Chrysler can bring more than a Duesenberg Model J, but it was both a tribute to its appeal—and evidence of a bit of “auction magic” that it did. In fact, it surpassed two Duesenberg Model Js from the collection of the late John O'Quinn. Neither Duesenberg was freshly restored, but the first, a lovely Murphy-bodied 52 based Hardtop Coupes and a supercharged Hawk-based Sport Coupe. Well restored, they went to collectors of the marque for $27,500 and $50,600 respectively. American convertibles from the 1950s and 1960s continued to be soft. While eight of the eleven listed sold, the prices were all under low estimate. And a note on estimates: kudos to the RM crew for generally on-the-spot estimate ranges, which I think really help to do so much more to market cars today than do overly optimistic figures designed to attract consignors. The sale's highest profile miss was that of the Sales Totals 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. An early production car, it failed to excite the audience and petered out at $460k, which was near—but not close enough—to the $475k low estimate. It seemed worth the asking price, and we'll no doubt see it offered again soon. That this was RM's biggest disappointment in a 99-car sale speaks volumes. In 2011 the concours is moving to a new home closer to Detroit—The Inn at St. John's in Plymouth, MI. So, we'll see if the folks from Blenheim, Ontario can continue their winning streak—and find another nice, air-conditioned refuge from the upper Midwest summer. ♦ $2m $4m $6m $8m $10m 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 10%, included in sold prices Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Rochester, MI ENGLISH #274-1929 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I Henley Roadster convertible. S/N S303LR. Cream & brown/beige canvas/brown leather. Odo: 48,401 miles. Formerly in the Pres Blake Collection, restored more than 25 years ago, now sold from the O'Quinn estate. Very good panel fit, except right door out at bottom edge. Well applied older paint is generally good, with a few rubs, some light polish scratches, and a front modesty panel. Very good chrome. Highly finished dashboard wood, seats in nice shape. Fitted with aftermarket Moto-Lita wood Generally good paint has a few touched-in chips and scratches as well as a very poor color match on left rear corner repair, still showing masking tape remnants. Bright trim good, with a few dings, rear bumper rubber a bit toasted. Interior is filthy, carpeting has shrunk. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $48,400. The Bora is a great ride and terribly under-appreciated. This one (one of 28 imported in '75) was apparently restored in the mid-'90s, driven 200 miles a year since, with hydraulics done in 2001. To me it looked rather neglected and a bit scary. Very well sold. AMERICAN chip on rear panel. Nice seats, excellent dashboard. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $286,000. This is the third body on this chassis, but in the R-R world that's OK if they're original bodies and done long enough ago—in this case it was the '40s. Offered by RM three times previously: NYC in 2000, not sold at $275k (SCM# 10655), Phoenix 2002, sold at $264k (SCM# 27053), and Monterey 2003, sold at $313,500 (SCM# 36127). The colors may be dated, but it still looks good. Sold right. #227-1950 BENTLEY MK VI Countryman 2-dr sedan. S/N B441DZ. Silver & wood/red leather. RHD. Odo: 21,000 miles. Good panel fit. Paint not bad at ten feet, but shows evidence of prep flaws, some cracking, and body work. Wood good, with some attention needed in joinery at rear quarters. Chrome OK. Seats holding up, but rear seat back cushion is a bit baggy and flattened from radio. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $460,000. The 32nd Gullwing built. Great colors, although I would have preferred the original cloth to the present leather. Gullwing values have strengthened recently, relative to more popular roadsters. This one was worth more than was bid, so no surprise it didn't sell. ITALIAN #214-1975 MASERATI BORA coupe. S/N being folded down. Fair inside wood. Original 2-band radio. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $71,500. A Radford-converted saloon that delivers wagonlike convenience for polo matches and hunts. Believed to be one of 8 MkVIs so done. Great form, scary presentation. It seemed a bit neglected and will swallow massive amounts of money to put right. Well sold. #267-1959 JAGUAR XK 150S roadster. S/N T831792DN. Dark rose metallic/chocolate brown canvas/saddle leather. Odo: 63,221 miles. Tight, consistent panel fit. Excellent paint shows only a small impact crack on left 54 AM11749US918. Blue metallic/white leather. Odo: 40,831 miles. Excellent panel fit. horsehair escaping, but are still supple. Dash veneer panels loose and curling. Not currently running. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $60,500. Formerly part of the Carail Museum collection. This looked like a magnificent high-end tourer with wonderful feel. I would leave it as-is and just get it running. It really had the room going, and though the price was above estimate, I think it was a good buy. Sports Car Market steering wheel. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $79,750. A top-spec “S” roadster in stunning colors, although probably not an original shade. Was sold by RM in Phoenix, AZ in January 2007 (SCM# 43985) for $107,250. Then it was rated “3+” and described as having “metallic gold” paint. It's been re-sprayed and driven less than 30 miles since. Very well presented, and an excellent buy at a fraction of the build cost. GERMAN #278-1954 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing coupe. S/N 198040450032. Silver/ red leather. Good panel fit. Excellent paint, very good chrome. Clean interior shows signs of use, nicely broken-in seats. Incorrect polished intake on engine. With Becker Mexico fit and paint, very good brass trim. Fantastic interior, superb wood and cloth trim. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $57,750. From the O'Quinn Collection. Done to a very fine standard by Eric Edwards and Ray Wells. Bought for far less than the cost of build. #225-1911 CHALMERS-DETROIT THIRTY tourer. S/N 2475. Black/black canvas/black leather. RHD. Odo: 10,230 miles. Very good panel fit. Repainted at one time but very original inside and under hood. Older paint presentable, but shows various small scratches and chips. Brass trim quite nice, including Chalmers branded Solar headlamps. Seats, stated to be original, have splits with #239-1909 FORD MODEL T Replica landaulet. S/N 3300. Red & maroon/black leather/maroon leather & gold brocade. Reproduction of rare Model T Landaulet, of which no originals remain. Excellent panel

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RM Auctions Rochester, MI #284-1913 STEVENS-DURYEA MODEL C Five Passenger tourer. S/N 564. Blue & black/black leather/black leather. RHD. Odo: 58,006 miles. Excellent panel fit. Very good paint shows a few small chips. Bright trim gleams. Interior nicely broken in. Well accessorized, and retrofitted with electric starter. and a few small chips and touch-ups detectable in otherwise quite good paint. Superb chrome, headlight lenses a bit yellowed. Interior, dashboard, and instruments all exquisite. Fitted with Pilot Ray lights. Continuous ownership history, a CCCA Premier and Senior winner. From the O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $825,000. Last restored in the mid-'90s and still stunning, if not at top-rank national level any longer. For me, it doesn't get much better than a Murphy-bodied Duesenberg, with their combination of light detailing and impressive size. Sold right on the money. #238-1929 ESSEX SPEEDABOUT boat- Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $220,000. One of 10 believed extant. This spectacular big tourer was superbly presented. RM sold it at the 2008 Meadow Brook sale for $330k (SCM# 117401). Condition today was basically the same as then, but the lucky buyer benefited from a lack of competition and got a great deal. #271-1915 STUTZ BEARCAT speedster. S/N 4F2658. Yellow & black/black leather. Odo: 883 miles. Generally very good paint shows adhesion blisters and loss on gas tank. Excellent seats and floor panels, dashboard varnish a bit lumpy. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $330,000. The quintessential early American tail roadster. S/N 1059468. Black & orange/ black canvas/red leather. Odo: 57,183 miles. Excellent panel fit. Very good paint shows a couple of tiny stress cracks. Excellent chrome. Superb interior, but seat appears to have been SOLD AT $363,000. Elegant and stylish, this American classic has held its value strongly, proving its blue-chip breeding and worth. Purchased at RM's Amelia Island sale in March '04 for $302,500 (SCM# 32688), it brought back every penny and then some today. And I'd still call it appropriately purchased. TOP 10 No. 4 stained during transport. Lovely Art Nouveau dashboard. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $66,000. Stated to be one of five known examples of this Massachusetts alloy-bodied model. Almost as attractive as a Packard Speedster at a fraction of the price. Very well done, and well bought. TOP 10 No. 6 #259-1930 CADILLAC V16 roadster. S/N 700809. Eng. # 700809. Black/black canvas/black leather. Odo: sports car. This was a smart restoration with a few less than perfect details, and should be easy to put right. Sold at RM Meadow Brook sale in Michigan, August 2006 for $368,500 (SCM# 42406). It had some of the same issues now as then, but seemed just a bit off today. Appropriately priced. TOP 10 No. 3 #260-1929 DUESENBERG MODEL J tourster. S/N J262. Black/black canvas/green leather. Odo: 6,462 miles. Excellent panel fit. Very light polish scratches heap, winning the 1930s cylinder arms race, and the rare roadster is certainly the most desirable model. This roadster didn't begin life as one, however, which is why it sold for half the price of an original. But it still did well. Gooding & Co. sold it in August 2007 at Pebble Beach for $495,000 when it was a #1 condition car (SCM# 46586). Now just a bit storageworn, it still brought a good price for what it is. 56 7,353 miles. Restored in the '90s, a CCCA Primary, Senior and Premier winner shortly thereafter. Excellent panel fit, very good paint, shiny chrome shows a few areas with scratches. Whitewalls yellowing a bit. Interior is holding up very well. Fitted with Pilot Ray lamps. From the O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $440,000. The V16 was the top of the Cadillac #279-1932 DUESENBERG MODEL J Torpedo Berline phaeton. S/N J546. Eng. # J546. Pewter/gray cord cloth. Odo: 61,518 miles. Very good panel fit, but left front door out at front bottom edge. Paint presents quite well, but has small dings, some stress cracking in hood seams, and a large area of bubbling on left front door top at B-pillar. Nice TOP 10 No. 10 #257-1931 CHRYSLER CG Imperial roadster. S/N 7802140. Dark red & maroon/beige canvas/brown leather. Odo: 1,161 miles. Excellent panel fit, very good paint shows minor flaws. Nice chrome has some light pitting on grille guard. Well kept interior shows some light wear on dashboard. From the O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 2. chrome, except for bubbling on left side of radiator shell. Superb interior let down by loose door welting on left front panel. Fitted with Pilot Ray lights. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $726,000. A one-off Rollston-bodied Model J. It looked like a very flashy car with a high level restoration unwinding everywhere. That's one reason it sold for $100k less than lot 260, the Murphybodied Duesenberg. This will need it all very soon. Well sold. TOP 10 No. 8 #272-1935 AUBURN 851 SC boattail speedster. S/N GH4289. Black/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 47,718 miles. Variable panel fit. Good paint shows a few signs of aging, with adhesion bubbling and settling. Generally very good chrome, with some fading. Interior presents well. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $385,000. The best of the Auburns, a supercharged boattail speedster. Stated to have been restored 25 years ago, it had held up very well and presented beautifully and dramatically in triple black. With this much eye Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Rochester, MI seat belts. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $20,900. This Loewy Studio design was very attractive, sleek, and modern, and pointed to a great Studebaker decade. An older restoration, clearly used for touring, I found it strangely compelling. Price seemed a bit high, but find another. #237-1949 DODGE CORONET wagon. appeal, I was not surprised when it broke high estimate. A tad above market here. #264-1935 PACKARD TWELVE pha- eton. S/N 8738355. Red/tan canvas/tan leather. Odo: 78,723 miles. Excellent panel fit. Very good paint now shows light polish scratches and small stress cracks. Good chrome. Excellent interior, with superb metal inlaid wood door cap trim. Fitted with Trippe lights. red leather. Odo: 43,129 miles. Very good panel fit, but left door slightly sagging. Nice paint, except for chipping on left door sill. Chrome is good to fair, with fading on windshield surround. Appealing patina on interior with nicely broken-in seat, small chip in wheel rim, some delamination on wheel emblem. Original radio. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $148,500. From the O'Quinn Collection. This Packard Darrin was well done, but not to top show level. Price was right. #222-1941 GMC SUBURBAN utility. S/N GMC7I0041. Black and wood/brown vinyl. Odo: 73,332 miles. Good panel fit. Shiny paint shows a star crack on the side of the cowl and various small flaws. Very good wood, although grain is not matching, probably as built. Fair S/N 31323328. Maroon & wood/brown vinyl. Odo: 43,183 miles. An AACA National 1st place winner in 1983. Variable panel fit. Shiny paint, varnish on the wood a bit dark and dry in places. Chrome good to fair, with much fading. Very good interior, except for wrinkled A Packard International Circle of Champions 2009 winner. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $214,500. Ex-Art Astor. Delivered in Paris when new and has a certain Continental appeal. Very well restored and very attractive, this would freshen up nicely for showing. Well bought. #282-1937 PACKARD 120 pickup. S/N 10901260. Black/black leather. Odo: 68,523 miles. Good panel fit, except left door slightly out at rear edge. Paint shows some dirt under finish on frame near cargo box. Nice chrome, but there's a ding on right headlight bezel. Instrument faces slightly dull, steering wheel cracked and worn, but interior generally chrome. Very good interior. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $45,100. Said to be one of 23 from 1941, with perhaps 2 left. 2010 year marks the 75th anniversary of the Suburban nameplate. This was very well presented, so it's not a surprise that the price doubled the low estimate. #201-1941 STUDEBAKER COMMANDER 4-dr sedan. S/N H141172. Blue & light blue/blue & white. Odo: 51,537 miles. Variable panel fit. Presentable paint armrests. Presented in the modern, overaccessorized style, with more doodads and decorations than the Macy's gift department. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $63,800. One of 800 '49 Dodge woodie wagons. Seen at Mecum's St Charles, IL sale in October '05 (SCM#39562) where, rated as a #2, it was a no-sale at $65k. 60 some odd miles later, it's not been stored well since, but it brought nearly the same money. #247-1952 MUNTZ JET convertible. S/N 5ZM232. Black/black vinyl/red leather. Odo: 80 miles. 337-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Very good door fit; trunk and hood a bit off. Overall nice paint shows a few small flaws. Excellent chrome. Great interior, with Muntz 8-track stereo—a nice touch. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $82,500. The early '50s saw many uniquely well finished. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $63,250. Converted from a sedan, and very well done. Created as a tribute to the many trucks built from worn-out luxury cars in the '40s and '50s, and used as a vintage racing support vehicle. Very neat. Fairly priced for the work done and quality of the presentation. #269-1939 PACKARD 120 Victoria convertible. S/N B319346A. Yellow/tan canvas/ 58 envisioned sporty cars, none such a wonderful blend of Euro elegance and American Kustom as the Muntz Jet. Offered by RM Auctions at its August '09 Monterey sale where it was a nosale at $85k (SCM# 141967), it was beautifully presented today without reserve, and sold for a very fair price—I'd say even a bit well bought. shows aging, with areas of microblistering, seam cracking, and small adhesion bubbling. Bumpers and grille chrome very good, other trim shows light pitting. Well executed interior shows water damage on front kick panels, fading on original Bakelite trim pieces. Fitted with TOP 10 No. 2 #275-1953 CHRYSLER GS-1 Thomas Special concept coupe. S/N 7232631. Metallic green & dark green/ green leather. Odo: 441 miles. 331-ci V8, auto. Very good panel fit. Very good paint shows light polish scratches and an “outie” ding on Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Rochester, MI trunk lid. Very good chrome. Excellent interior, with nicely broken-in front seat and beautiful details. Somewhat stiff window rubbers. Original AM radio. From the O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $858,000. My favorite car of the auction. An Exner-designed Ghia prototype, the first of a small series of similar coupes, given to Chrysler exec C.B. Thomas. Shown at Pebble Beach in 1953 and again, following restoration by Fran Roxas, in 1992. Sold by RM in Phoenix in January ‘05 (SCM# 37269) for $354,750. I'd say this has certainly been an appreciating investment. Very well sold, but strangely not badly bought either in my opinion, as I think it's the best of them all. #266-1954 CADILLAC ELDORADO convertible. S/N 546224718. Red/white vinyl/ red & white leather. Odo: 230 miles. 331-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Excellent panel fit, nice paint. Good bright trim shows some polish scratches on windshield stainless molding. Seats well kept, generally very good dashboard has light per factory. Good paint shows light polish scratches, some rubs, and a few small stress cracks. Very good chrome and interior. AACA Jr, Sr, President, and Grand National winner, 1987-88, 2005 Top Flight award. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $77,000. A very good older restoration still holding up well, this felt very well cared for. The '54 is considered the lightly loved middle child, between the '53 and the '55, and as such, they offer a discount to entry for the C1 admirer, as long as expectations for resale are kept realistic. Sold for $88,000 at Barrett Jackson's 2007 Scottsdale sale (SCM# 44030), and market priced today. #204-1954 FORD CRESTLINE Victoria 2-dr hard top . S/N U4FV159074. Dark teal & white/teal & white vinyl. Odo: 27,508 miles. 239-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Very good panel fit, except trunk gaps a bit wide. Nice paint shows chips on headlight bezels and a few small dings. Chrome good to fair, with pitting in some areas. Very well done interior has soiled #236-1958 BUICK ROADMASTER convertible. S/N 7E4028521. Mohave Yellow/ white vinyl/white & yellow leather. Odo: 2,574 miles. 364-ci V8, auto. Variable panel fit, with right door out at rear edge. Good paint shows some areas of blow-in and a few small chips. Chrome variable—very good bumpers and grille, some small pieces dimpled, faded, and/ or lightly pitted. Seats well broken in and a bit soiled, wheel shows wear, dash in good shape. Well optioned, with power brakes, steering, top, windows, and Wonderbar radio. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $59,400. This was the last year for the Roadmaster, before the introduction of the Electra. An older restoration, now very tired. These cars are expensive to restore properly, and with a general softening of prices for these land yachts, we'll be seeing fewer done to a high level. This was all the money. seats, light pitting on bright trim. With power windows, seat, and steering. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $16,500. Great colors for a high line '50s Ford coupe. As a Ford man, I am of course biased, but I think these look so much better than the '54 Chevys, plus they sell at a discount. Well bought. #224-1955 LINCOLN CAPRI convert- pitting on bright trim. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $145,750. This well presented Eldorado, with its in-your-face color scheme, was not for the shy. These have retained more of their value than other mid-century big American convertibles and deservedly so. Market priced. #241-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E54S004610. Polo White/ beige/red vinyl. Odo: 21,541 miles. 235-ci 150-hp I6, 3x1-bbl, auto. Variable panel fit, seats, some fading and staining on door armrests. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $57,750. The convertible version of the hot-rod Lincoln. Stated to be original, but felt like an older refurbishment, now very mellowed. Either way, it had a consistent feel, and at the price paid, it could be improved greatly with a strong detailing and not a lot of work. Well bought. 60 ible. S/N 55WA24881H. White/white vinyl/ white & aqua leather. Odo: 45,462 miles. 341ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Variable panel fit. Older paint somewhat faded, with touched-in chips and some scratches. Fair chrome. Interior appears largely original, and has nicely broken in #209-1958 PACKARD coupe. S/N 58L7222. Copper red & white/red cloth & gray vinyl. Odo: 86,672 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Variable panel fit, but door fit is excellent. Paint generally very good, with a small adhesion bubble on right rear fender. Chrome nice, except for very faded door handles and badging. Superb interior spoiled only by Pioneer speakers in doors and some rippling on C-pillar headliner. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $27,500. The last year of the Packard, this was one of 675 Lark-based hard tops produced. More original in style than the Hawk-based coupes, a sort of Forward Look wannabe. But I loved it. Sold unsurprisingly to a long-time Packard collector for not much money. #216-1958 PACKARD HAWK sport coupe. S/N 58LS1537. Red & white/saddle leather. Odo: 46,838 miles. 289-ci supercharged V8, auto. Beautifully restored in 2008, 30 miles covered since. Variable panel fit, probably per factory standard. Excellent paint, gleaming chrome. Interior nicely kept. Cond: Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Rochester, MI 2-. SOLD AT $50,600. The last Packard—a nose, tail, and trim job on the Studebaker Loewy coupe. Sad, but fabulous in a Howard touch-up on shift buttons, and weak door sill plates, but still presents well. Best of Show California Imperial Club 2008, Best of Show Freewheelers Regional 2009. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $60,500. A striking Imperial convertible in an unusual and very bright factory color. That's probably what drew the attention of the voters at the shows where it won awards, as the condition is no better than OK. But the price paid was an OK one too. So no harm done. Johnson's fried clams kind of way. My preference was for the other '58 Packard coupe in the sale, but these supercharged cars have the glitz and the audience. Well bought. #232-1959 FORD GALAXIE Skyliner retractable hard top. S/N H9FW293736. Blue & white/blue & white vinyl & cloth. 292-ci V8, auto. Consistent panel fit. Very good paint shows small areas of bubbling on rear panel above bumper. Chrome fine, with some light pitting on door handles and mirror, nick on trim at leading edge of top. Good interior shows soiling on seats and transmission tunnel left armrest and dash cover, some shrinkage of left seat back, and light pitting on bright trim. With a/c. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $41,800. The ‘66 Cadillac is a very clean, understated, elegant design and the triple-black showed it to great advantage. Tons of eye appeal here, just a few details could make it amazing. Sold well above the average, but was a truly great-looking car. carpet, some dull bright trim and scratches on steering wheel. Incorrect '60s-era wire wheel covers. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $37,400. Good color combo in big Ford rectractable, redone to cruiser level, but that was a while back. These have softened in value considerably in the past five years and the price paid today was right on the money. The top worked on the block too, so let's call it bought well. #287-1961 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL Crown convertible. S/N 9214109309. Dubonnet Maroon/white vinyl/white leather. Odo: 9,501 miles. 413-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Variable panel fit, with left door out at rear edge. Shiny paint shows some small bubbles, waviness, and touched in chips. Chrome generally good. Interior has soiled seats, some poor A-pillar. Good interior badly needs to be cleaned. One of 402 GT500 convertibles. Complete with deluxe Marti report and original Shelby order form. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $104,500. With the documentation and condition, this was a safe bet for the Shelby enthusiast in search of the big-block open air thrill. Price paid was on the light side, so this has to be counted well bought. 62 Sports Car Market BEST BUY #253-1968 SHELBY GT500 convertible. S/N 8J03S17960102967. Red & white/white vinyl/brown vinyl. Odo: 53,536 miles. 428-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Very good panel fit, per factory. Paint presents very well but shows two small stress cracks on hood scoops and some small prep flaws. Very good chrome, except for dings in the left #288-1966 CADILLAC DEVILLE convertible. S/N B6536929. Black/black canvas/ black leather. Odo: 667 miles. 429-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Very good panel fit, except trunk lid high at front edges. Excellent, mirror-like black paint, gleaming chrome. Very good interior appears largely original. Shows some lumps in Good bright trim shows various small flaws. Interior generally good but soiled. No battery hold-down. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $44,000. One of 374 '71s, looks to be a quickie re-spray for resale. Not a very convincing presentation, but there are those who say that lower level muscle is a real option in today's market. I say, even at $15k under the low estimate, this was fully priced. #295-1972 DODGE CHARGER coupe. S/N WH23G2A193208. Metallic green/green vinyl/green and white plaid cloth. Odo: 23,905 miles. 318-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Very good panel fit. Paint shows orange peel, per factory, and a few small chips and touch-ins. Very good chrome, some scratches on bright plastic trim. #289-1971 PLYMOUTH ‘CUDA convert- ible. S/N BS27N1B234130. Tawny Gold/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 4,352 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Variable panel fit. Shiny, thick paint is a color change, as yellow shows under gold at front edge of hood. Left sill very wavy. Cloth seat inserts in great shape, door panels and seat sides show soiling. With a/c and alligator grain vinyl top. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $14,300. A base model V8 Charger, in a grownup's color and trim scheme. In fact, I had flashbacks looking at it, as my mother owned a '72 Plymouth Satellite wagon in this same color. It wasn't my favorite then, either. Fair price for a very clean example. ©

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Silver Auctions Reno, NV 23rd Annual Hot August Nights One of the pleasures of this auction is the number of original “carport finds” and true grandmother cars that continue to turn up Company Silver Auctions Date August 5–8, 2010 Location Reno, Nevada Auctioneers Mitch Silver, Matt Backs, Paul C. Behr, Gary Dehler Automotive lots sold / offered 367/594 Sales rate 62% Sales total $7,842,452 High sale It wasn't only American muscle that took center stage at Hot August Nights 1959 Chevrolet Corvette, sold at $129,600 Buyer's premium 8%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Ian Anderson Market opinions in italics S ince 1986, rumbling engines and chirping tires have interrupted the quiet dog days of summer in Reno, NV. The annual, week-long Hot Reno, NV August Nights celebration of car culture and rock ‘n roll brings thousands of cars and hundreds of thousands of car people to Reno. For the past 23 years, Silver's Hot August Nights auction has been as much a part of the event as the show 'n shines, swap meets, and nightly downtown cruises. The stalled economic recovery continued to put a damper on this mostly mid-level collector car sale. This year, 367 cars sold of the 594 that crossed the auction block, down from 413 of 670 in 2009, but the sell rate was static at 62%. Total sales dropped from $9,302,009 in 2009 to $7,842,452 in 2010, representing a 16% decrease. The average car sale price also dropped slightly from $22,523 to $21,369. As a result, this sale has seen an 11% decrease in consigned cars from the 2008 auction. The mood on the auction floor was lively, however, and bustling crowds walked the rows of consigned cars inside the Reno Convention Center. The Silver Auctions setup is a great combination of high-energy bidding surrounded by food, drink, vendors, and a vast floor of automobile eye candy. An ever-present soundtrack of 1950s rock 'n roll washes over the whole spectacle. This auction continues to be a magnet for muscle cars, hot rods and resto-mods. A quick count showed 64 that just 30 foreign classics crossed the block. Top sale went to a 1959 Corvette resto-mod in bright orange with a Ram Jet 502 under the hood, which brought $129,600. A 1933 Ford three-window coupe rod with an LS1 engine followed at $113,400. Top-notch muscle was well represented, with a 1970 Shelby GT 500 Super Cobra Jet sold at $108,000. A beautiful 1958 Chevrolet Corvette brought $99,360, and a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS L89 sold for $97,200. Two rare models that fell short of reserve were a 1965 Chevrolet Malibu SS Z16 bid to $195,000 and a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS6 bid to $130,000. Auction co-presenter B&T Custom Rod and Restoration consigned several notable, unique classics from a local collection. A 1937 Cord 812 supercharged convertible was a no-sale at $300,000 and a 1950 Packard Woodie wagon fell short of reserve at $92,500. One of the pleasures of this auction is the number of original “carport finds” and true grandmother cars that continue to turn up. Plenty of clean, mid-1960s cruisers were available for the choosing, and most changed hands at reasonable prices. Well bought and sold was the order of the day. Controversy arose leading into this year's Hot August Nights, regarding the decision by the group that organizes the event agreeing to hold a similar affair in Southern California during the traditional dates of the Reno event. A continued “no comment” from the organizers did not help the situation, but they have pledged to keep the Hot August Nights in Reno alive. So, it is a great relief to hear that Silver Auctions is taking consignments for its 2011 Reno sale, albeit a week later on the calendar. ♦ $9m $12m $15m $6m $3m Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006

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Silver Auctions Reno, NV GERMAN #345-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280 SE 3.5 convertible. S/N 11102712002165. Cream/ black/red leather. Odo: 78,520 miles. A onefamily car in original and unrestored condition. Paint sag showing on area of respray on right side, ding on passenger door. Glass and seals in good condition, chrome nice with some slight pitting. Ill-fitting seal on chrome over rear right wheel well. Newer replacement top fits well. 155045), this was a good, realistic result for both buyer and seller. #909-1978 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ 40 suv. S/N FJ40277877. Beige/ivory/black vinyl. Odo: 95,534 miles. A 10-year frame-on restoration. New respray over clean, rust free body. Excellent glass and seals. Plastic rear fenders. Stainless door hinges and foot vent door. Diamond plate running boards. Interior has new paint, seats, and rubber mats. 4-bbl carburetor on rebuilt F2 motor, rebuilt rear end colors, new chrome on bumpers and roof rack, polished stainless trim shows well. Hudson badge on hood excellent, grille has scuff marks and some pitting. Slight wiper marks on windshield, but original glass in otherwise quite good condition. Hubcaps and painted wheels very good. Original seats with embossed floral design vinyl show slight wear. Door panels Original interior shows wear consistent with age and use. Carpet is sun-faded on transmission tunnel, two areas of slight delamination starting on wood dash. Engine compartment stock and undetailed. With optional a/c and column shift. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $89,640. The last of the hand-built, 4-seat M-B cabriolets and the sole year for the stateside V8, with only 802 of these very desirable cars imported. This one was lightly used for its age but lost value due to incorrect wheels and steering wheel, and lack of detailing kept it from really popping, even with prime location on auction floor. The respray area left a nagging feeling, too. Well sold. JAPANESE #115-1972 HONDA 600 2-dr hatchback. S/N AN6001057386. Eng. # N600E1515369. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 21,929 miles. Low mileage appears correct. Newer respray with prep issues by wipers. Slight washer arm scraping on windshield, but glass and seals otherwise good. Right rear bumper mount loose. Very nice interior shows little use. Plastic trim piece broken by base of door. Rebuilt 2-cylinder, air cooled, SOHC engine; suspension said to be fresh. With power-assisted front disc brakes and transfer case, aftermarket shocks on rebuilt suspension. Fitted with aftermarket larger steel wheels. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $22,140. Restored for use, not originality, this FJ looked like it was ready to head east and survive for the next 40 years in the Great Basin. Extensive photos of restoration process showed a clean, original body. Sale price was on the high side, but the new owner can drive off into the puckerbrush with confidence. Well bought and sold. AMERICAN #641-1930 FORD MODEL A pickup. S/N DMV88178CA. Emerald Green & black/black vinyl/black. Recently restored Model A truck with side-mount spare and wood sideboards. High quality respray, touched up in front of windshield and on rear left fender. New oak wood side boards and bed, some scratches in bed paint. New glass excellent, nicely replated headlights, new vinyl top insert with good fit. Interior presents well with new seat. Good present well with good hardware. Dash very nice, one non-original knob, others cracking. Tidy engine bay with new paint and many new parts. New whitewalls. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $24,300. The newly styled 1956 Rambler was sold by both Nash and Hudson and nicknamed the “Hash”. This very clean example attracted a good crowd, including a gentleman who recalled he was not allowed to take his to the drive-in because the rear seats folded into a bed. The unique colors emphasizing the “harpoon” side molding, the great presentation, and continued interest in wagons helped push this AMC product north of $20k. Well sold. #138-1959 FORD GALAXIE SKYLINER retractable hard top. S/N H9FW169504. Black/black/Radiant Gold & black. Odo: 42,000 miles. 352-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Said to be a 3-owner car with original interior, mostly original paint, and working top. Paint fair with some chips and sap blemishes on fenders. Good glass and seals, nice panel fit. Seats appear original, with light wear showing. Original lining in trunk shows minor wear. Optional a/c, Cruise-O-Matic transmission, and 4-speed all synchromesh transmission. On new radial tires. A very nice original example of a now rare Japanese microcar. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $9,288. Over 35,000 of these Honda 600 sedans were sold into the U.S. market and—like most economy cars—they were basically used up and thrown away. This car drew many onlookers happy to see one in such nice shape. While a coupe version sold at Barrett Jackson for $27,500 earlier this year (SCM# 66 paint on dash, gauge cluster not restored. Engine bay tidy with signs of use. Radiator shroud has scratches. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $21,600. Restoration said to have cost over $35,000. Nicely done but not to concours standards. This truck was worthy of the several “people's choice” car show awards displayed in its bed. Now the new owner just needs to find a parade. Well bought and sold. #697-1956 HUDSON RAMBLER Cross Country wagon. S/N D298876. Crocus Yellow & Willow Green/white leather & brown vinyl. Odo: 99,321 miles. Newer respray in correct auto-dimming headlights, Wonderbar radio, luggage tub, visored spotlight mirror, sunray multi-colored wheel covers, and power brakes, steering, windows, and seats. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $32,400. '59 was the last of the three years Ford made these retractable hard tops. This one had all the options and was a nicely cared for original, but the all black paint had less eyeball than it could have had with a two-tone paint scheme. Still, with the top down, the original lustrous gold seats with black-andwhite inlay had onlookers donning their sunglasses. If the top is challenge-free, this was well bought. Sports Car Market

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Silver Auctions Reno, NV #737-1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 10867S103127. Roman Red/ white soft top/red hard top/red leather. Odo: 52,268 miles. 283-ci 230-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. A stated numbers-matching car with recent $100,000 restoration. Excellent respray over good prep, touch-up on leading edge of driver's door, small chip in driver's side cove. Datecoded glass is like new. Chrome excellent with slight pitting on rear bumper, trim poorly fit around right front headlights. Trunk well 42,985 miles. 350-ci 350-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. 10-year-old respray in incorrect color, aging well. Decent chrome. Hood is from a '67, paint cracking on scoop and rear right. Left headlight fit incorrect when closed. Side exhaust added, rocker panels not cut for fit. Rear fender wells respray over good prep, scratch on driver door. New glass. Shiny chrome replated, with scratch on rear bumper. Good gaps. New black electric top. Interior very clean, seats excellent. Aftermarket gauges mounted below dash. Nicely detailed engine bay with new paint and detailed. Includes both hard and soft tops. Excellent interior, light rip in shift boot, scraping on door threshold trim. Tidy engine bay with fresh paint. Original windshield washer motor. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $61,560. A high quality frame-off restoration that has seen little use since completion. Sale price justifiably near the high end of value for a 1961 Corvette with this engine configuration. Well bought and sold. #321-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 30867S115357. Riverside Red/black leather. Odo: 384 miles. 327-ci 340hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Claimed to be a numbersmatching car with over $50,000 invested. 15-year-old respray aging well, has a few small chips and touch-ups, gas door logo cracking. Replated chrome bumpers slightly pitted. Nice gaps and good newer glass. Interior said to be original, seats and dash in superb condition. cut to just above body crease. Fitted with aftermarket vinyl seat covers, door panels, armrest, and water and temp gauges. Carpet heavily worn. Dirty under the hood with a '68 350 Corvette engine. Chrome valve covers. No soft top with car. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $23,220. The cut body, incorrect parts, and lack of detailing reduced value, but many checked it out after the hammer dropped and wished they'd been there to bid. A classic case of bidding hampered by early first day auction placement. No upside potential, but lots of fun for the money. A well bought driver. #424-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 19467S120902. Goldwood Yellow/black vinyl/black. Odo: 77,957 miles. 327-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Said to be a numbers-matching car with recent complete mechanical restoration. Older respray shows prep issues at rear. Touch-up spots on passenger door. Chrome has some pitting, small dent on left rear bumper. Glass good, rubber seals dried. Interior clean and shows only light wear, dash vinyl has been repaired. Stock-looking many new parts, including a new 350-ci engine with aluminum heads and chrome dual-snorkel air cleaner. Sits on new radials with correct hubcaps. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $20,250. The car started life as V8 convertible Malibu, and the seller was upfront about it being an SS clone. Like many clones that have come to market in recent years, the build cost looked to be more than the sale price, so this was a good value to the buyer, as long as there are no expectations of upside. Well bought. #426-1965 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE MALIBU SS Z16 convertible. S/N 138375K168758. Regal Red/black vinyl/white. Odo: 6,876 miles. 396-ci 375-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Rotisserie restoration to a high standard on a very rare car. Fully documented. Paint and vinyl roof excellent, new glass and rubber, period-correct trunk. As new underneath. Only interior blemishes are a pen mark on white driver's seat and air bubbles in liner above rear seat. Engine bay looks like it just left the factory, with correct overspray and markings. The Non-functioning clock. Door panels dirty, driver's side window crank loose. Undetailed engine bay mostly tidy and original. Optional a/c and AM/FM Delco radio. New period-correct whitewalls on knock-off turbines. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $45,900. This sale was hurt by lack of documentation, lack of detailing, and lack of top, which was included in the sale but was not at the auction and would need to be picked up. As a result, the buyer benefited and got a very presentable first-year Sting Ray at under market value. Let's hope the top is close to the car's new home. Well bought. #62-1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 40867S14236. Metallic dark blue/dark blue hard top/light brown vinyl. Odo: 68 engine bay well presented and tidy. 2-snorkel chrome air cleaner, new alternator, new hoses. Spinner hubcaps in good condition with correct tires. Looks like a solid driver. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $45,900. The 1965 Corvette came standard with disc brakes in the corners and new, distinctive, functional cooling vents behind the front wheel wells. If the mechanical work was done as thoroughly as it appeared, the buyer will get many miles of enjoyment out of this car. Fair result for a nice low-horsepower, low-option car. #612-1965 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE MALIBU SS Replica convertible. S/N 136675K183837. Red/black /red leather. Odo: 32,028 miles. 350-ci 350-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Clone car built with power steering, bucket seats, console, and factory tach. New quality Z16 package includes IX code engine, M-20 4-sp, 12-bolt rear end, 160 mph speedo, and virtually all the Malibu convenience options. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $195,000. One of 201 Z16s, an option package that cost $1,501, well over half the cost of a “stock” Malibu SS. This car was a well-known example and is listed in the Z16 Registry. Previously sold at a January 2008 Mecum Auction for $238,875 (SCM# 48836). In the same condition with 85 more miles, the $195k top bid represented current market value, and a deal was reportedly put together for $200,000. This bid represented quite a significant haircut for the seller, especially considering that he purchased the car after the muscle car market was already in decline. #671-1965 FORD MUSTANG Indy Pace Car coupe. S/N 5F07F123807. White/white Sports Car Market

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Silver Auctions Reno, NV leather. Odo: 89,842 miles. 260-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Stated “complete” restoration with rebuilt engine, C4 automatic transmission, and titled as “rebuilt/restored.” Older respray in Pace Car White. Gouge in front of driver's door, area of orange peel in front of new windshield. Passenger door fit off. New chrome plating on bumpers. Interior very clean. Blue carpet shows little wear. Blue dash and white door glass with clean stainless trim. Rear left fender skirt fit off. Excellent original vinyl top. Superb original interior down to vivid horse carriage logo on seat belt closures. Slight wear on carpet. Clean engine bay. With optional power steering, power brakes, factory a/c, “Sonomatic” AM radio, and remote mirror. panels in very good condition. Roof liner excellent. Engine bay tidy and freshly painted. New blue paint on valve covers and air cleaner. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $26,000. For the introduction of the Mustang, Ford held a dealer sales promotion with winners presented a pace car edition Mustang at the factory. Approximately 190 cars were made in this configuration. This car was purchased by a dealer at the January 2010 Barrett-Jackson auction for $26,400 (SCM#156395). Put up for re-sale here and bid to $26,000 which seemed all the money, especially considering the rebuilt title. #610-1965 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE convertible. S/N R351140315. Red/white/red leather. Odo: 99,009 miles. 318-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. An Arizona car with nice-looking original paint, touched up in places on hood. Chrome good with small areas of slight pitting, good glass with dry rubber at top of windshield. Even gaps, straight body, new white top. Excellent seats and door panels. Carpet shows Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $19,440. The 340 V8 was produced only in 1966 and 1967, and this 4-bbl version offered 40 more horsepower (260 hp total) than the 2-bbl version. This car had the documentation to back up its low mileage and “original” claims, including receipts, registration renewals, etc. It was neither too rare, too nice, nor too expensive to prevent the buyer from driving it due to worries about depreciation. Well bought. #647-1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS/ SS convertible. S/N 124677N233842. Tuxedo Black/black vinyl/black. Odo: 28,229 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Fresh restoration on a stated numbers-matching car. Excellent black respray and striping over straight body, small scape on nose. Replated chrome good, some scrapes on door handles. New glass and top, antenna missing. Interior new and correct, carpet slightly worn, a few scrapes on center delaminating. Wood steering wheel. Engine bay clean with fresh paint on block. With overhead-cam 6-cylinder, a/c, floor shifter, and console. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $19,500. Pontiac's attempt at a European sports car, with a free-revving overhead-cam 6 that fell short. This appeared to be a little-used, issuefree original car with a quickie freshen-up. Not thoroughly sorted out, but what was needed seemed like mostly easy fixes. High bid was in the ball park, and seller will have to work hard to get much more. #566-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 396 coupe. S/N 124379N622059. LeMans Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 64,440 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. A matching-numbers Camaro SS 396 with L89 aluminum head engine. Frame-off restoration completed in early ‘90s done to concours standards and aging very well. High quality respray, small bubble on passenger's C-pillar. Chrome trim and glass excellent. Interior as new. Glove box has some wear. Nice metal dash with some pitting on chrome vents. Tidy, stock engine bay with fresh black paint. New battery and air cleaner. With power steering, power brakes, and a/c. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $16,740. Appeared to be an honest grandmother's car that had been lightly refreshed for auction. Lots of good cruising left in this fourth-generation Belvedere II. Well bought and sold. #618-1967 BUICK SKYLARK convert- ible. S/N 444177Z115577. Toronado Gold/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 29,712 miles. 340-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A one-owner black plate car with much documentation and original miles. New quality respray in Olds Toronado gold with good prep over straight body. Clear 70 console. Engine bay well detailed, with chrome valve covers and air cleaner. Optional power steering and brakes, factory tach, remote mirror, deluxe seat belts, working clock, and interior and exterior chrome packages. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $62,000. The owner said he had purchased the car a year ago in a private sale and was on-hand all weekend to answer questions. Very well presented in a desirable color combination. Bid price was sufficient to sell and will be hard to top elsewhere. #726-1968 PONTIAC FIREBIRD Sprint coupe. S/N 223378U605192. White/white leather. Odo: 11,393 miles. 250-ci I6, 4-bbl, auto. New respray with orange peel on rear wheel well and some overspray. Trim recently polished. Turn signals, horn, and radio not functioning. Interior looks original, dirty seats just lightly worn, carpets dried and brittle but still present well. Slight cracking around interior door handles, center console wood small dent. Engine presents as new with correct overspray and wax crayon markings. With cowl induction, close ratio M-21 4-speed, 12bolt posi with 4.10 gear ratio, deluxe interior, power steering, and power brakes. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $97,200. There were two version of the big block 396-ci, 375-hp engines offered for the ‘69 Camaro. Just 311 of the lighter L89s were made, compared with 4,889 L78 units, and this car had the provenance and documentation to assure bidders of its authenticity. The older restoration was done to a high level and still looked fresh. Sale price was down from a couple of years ago, but was market correct today. Well bought and sold. #365-1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194379S105852. Blue/blue/ black leather. Odo: 28,508 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. An unfinished roadster project sold at no reserve. New respray done to high standard with good body prep. Hard top fit slightly off at back with small crack on side. Front glass good, rear glass scratched. Hubcaps worn and dinged. Interior presents well, with newer seats, carpet, and door panels. Original dash and console slightly worn. Correct stereo. Engine bay freshly painted but unfinished. Big block has been mounted, but no electronics, Sports Car Market

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Silver Auctions Reno, NV Threshold trim shows significant use, aftermarket CD player in dash. Clean and tidy stock tubing, etc., connected. No fan, alternator, or pulleys. On period-correct tires. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $14,850. A classic case of the unfinished project being worth far less than the cost of car, parts, and labor. The seller worked hard to recoup his investment with great presentation including mannequins dressed as mechanics and prime location on auction floor. Even with the cost of finishing the engine hookup and properly fitting the hard top, the buyer should have plenty of gas money left. As long as he understands that there is no upside, a fair transaction for both parties. #425-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE LS6 2-dr hard top. S/N 136370F116848. Tuxedo Black/black vinyl. Odo: 52,595 miles. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-spd. A numbers-matching well-documented car. Very nice respray in correct color, paint crack at top of A-pillar on driver's side. Gap on top edge of windshield. Nice replating on chrome, scuff along rear bumper. New interior. Crease on top of glove box, rear ashtrays oxidized. Engine bay as new. engine bay has a well-maintained appearance. Fresh paint on block, new hoses, new looking exhaust manifold. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $25,920. This was a nice driver-level Corvette that had been partially freshened up but was not helped by lack of detailing. Winning bid was on the mark for condition. Well bought and sold. #696-1970 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194370S407793. White/tan leather. Odo: 1,460 miles. 454-ci, 390-hp, 4-bbl, V8, auto. New respray with prep issues at front end, chrome pitting on front bumper and luggage rack. Heavy wear on door handle indicates significant use. Has new leather seats and arm rest, original door panels dirty. Fitted with cheap replacement driver's interior door handle. Engine bay tidy but undetailed, new a well documented car. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $62,100. Original sticker totaled $4,064.95. While the L78 saw increased displacement in 1970 from 396 ci to 402 ci, the engine ratings remained the same. The market has slid approximately 50% for these in the last few years, but this served as another reminder that quality cars continue to bring big money. Well sold. #422-1970 SHELBY GT500 fastback. S/N 0F02R482766. Acapulco Blue & white/black vinyl. Odo: 41,549 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Claimed to be an actual mileage, numbers-matching Super Cobra Jet car. Quality newer respray. Black stripes on hood have some foreign material under application. Underbody detailed. Good glass and rubber. Residual glue showing on windshield after seal With M-22 Muncie Rockcrusher transmission, F41 performance suspension, 12-bolt posi rear end, factory smog, dual snorkel air cleaner, power steering, power brakes. Wheels as new, with new liners and tires. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $78,840. The solid-lifter, high compression LS6 offered a staggering 90 more horsepower than the base 454 and created 500 ft/lb of torque. Only 4,475 were produced in 1970. The car presented well, but upon close inspection some details were lacking, like the misapplied interior C-pillar covering. Considering the 15% hit in value the LS6 has taken recently, sale price reflected market value. Well bought and sold. #423-1970 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194670S401813. Cortez Silver/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 3,883 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. A stated numbersmatching car with original looking paint, area of respray on front left fender. Wiper scrape on windshield. Good chrome with pitting on luggage rack. New, poorly fit top is off on both sides. Undetailed interior with new seats. 72 paint and insulation on underside of hood. With Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission, power steering, brakes, and windows, a/c, t-tops, and popout rear window. New tires with scrapes on wheel inserts. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $18,630. The incomplete “freshen-up” job was evident on this big block ‘Vette. The areas of poor paint prep on the “new” paint job made one wonder about what else might be under the two-stage white. The heavily worn original parts suggesting significant use help further explain the lack of bidding. Regardless, at the price purchased there is plenty of room for buyer to tackle the issues on this well-optioned car and still come out ahead. Well bought. #418-1970 CHEVROLET NOVA SS 396 2-dr sedan. S/N 114270W329538. Forest Green/black vinyl. Odo: 23,220 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. A stated numbers-matching, low mile L78. 22 miles since frame-off restoration in 2009. Respray to high standards, new glass and chrome. Ding in grille louver, rear SS badge pitted. Interior as new. Rear interior deck lifting slightly by window. Engine well detailed. New paint on wheels and new correct Firestone Wide Oval tires. Optional M-21 close ratio 4-sp, 12-bolt posi, F41 performance suspension, power brakes and steering, tach, console, and gauges. Excellent restoration on replacement. Original looking interior in excellent shape. Seat has small hole. Nicely detailed trunk. With optional power steering, power brakes, factory tach, console, top loader 4-sp, drag pack, 3.91 rear end, and external oil cooler. Wheels as new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $108,000. The 428 Super Cobra Jet was underrated by the factory by some 75 hp, actually creating 410 hp and 440 ft/lbs of torque. Some minor details were off on this car, the third highest sale of the auction. With a sale price reminiscent of prices at the height of the market, this was well sold. #751-1970 PLYMOUTH 'CUDA 2-dr hard top. S/N BS23V0B243964. Deep Burnt Orange Metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 44,737 miles. 440-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Excellent, full frame-off restoration of a documented numbers-matching car. Superb paint in correct color, V1X code indicates vinyl roof was originally black. Glass excellent. New chrome all around, with slight pitting on rear bumper. Sports Car Market

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Silver Auctions Reno, NV Interior as new with slight bubbling on rear deck by speakers. Wood steering wheel shows use. Engine bay as new but not overdone. Correct argent silver shaker bubble hood, Dana 60 rear axle, Hurst 4-speed with wood grain console, 6-way driver's seat. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $78,840. Chewing gum on one of the original seat belt buckles was one of a very few minor issues on this fantastic car. The striking yet subtle color further helped presentation. Well bought and sold, with a final price in line with current market value. #727-1971 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS/ SS 396 coupe. S/N 124871L513741. Black/ black & white houndstooth. Odo: 77,238 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A stated numbersmatching car. Non-original hood, but original included with sale. Older respray aging well. Crack in nose at grille and scratch on passenger‘s door. Clean glass with painted surrounding trim. Good gaps, but trunk slightly off. Original houndstooth seats and carpet very good, center console and faux wood inlay show little wear. parts show little use. With 9-inch Traction-Lok rear end, Ram Air, power steering, and AM radio. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $29,500. A very clean example that needed little, this was one of three well-presented 1971 Boss 351 Mustangs to cross the block today. This car was in nicer condition, but less original, than lot 368, which was bid to $50k (but a no-sale). The seller was correct to stick to his reserve and try again later. #441-1971 FORD RANCHERO Squire pickup. S/N 1A49H143229. Light blue/cream cap/blue vinyl. Odo: 33,084 miles. 351-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto, PS, PB. Good quality re-spray on truck, with original Gem cap. Glass and trim appear new. Blue plexiglass louvers in cap have spiderweb cracking. Ford lettering on tailgate falling off. Excellent installation of dark walnut applique and rails. Optional hideaway headlights not functioning. Original interior quite dirty and worn, dash and wood grain in good condition. Original, non-detailed original shoulder belts. Driver seat shows wear. Aftermarket gauge cluster under dash. Tidy, non-detailed engine bay. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $19,710. The GS 455 horsepower rating decreased from 350 in 1970 to 225 by 1972, creating a proportional decrease in collectibility. This GS seemed an honest example, with recent paint and an excellent vinyl top married to a well-kept interior. The engine bay showed signs of recent use, including bugs in the radiator. This seemed like the perfect venue for the car, and I was surprised when it did not break the $20,000 barrier. Well bought. © Join the other gearheads like you Well-detailed engine bay, with chrome valve covers and air cleaner. Optional a/c, power steering, power brakes, Posi with 3.42 gears, tilt, and deluxe interior. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $38,610. This car was well presented, with documentation front and center, including build sheet, contract, and bill of sale. With no doubts about the car's authenticity, it easily achieved top dollar (though the incorrect ‘80sera Blaupunkt tape deck, equalizer, and Sanyo speakers had me yearning for an 8-track in the dash). Well sold. #863-1971 FORD MUSTANG Boss 351 fastback. S/N 1F02R155317. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 39,424 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Stated to be an actual miles, numbers-matching car. 15-year-old single urethane respray presents very well. Originally Grabber Yellow. Good flat black finish on NACA-style hood. Good glass, rear seal shows age, overspray from hood at bottom of windshield. Periodcorrect trunk with spare and jack, but deck does engine bay with new brake master cylinder. Sits on new whitewall radials with correct hubcaps. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $11,340. Great eyeball on this truck, which, with its color and applique, made a Torino look cute. Beyond that it was a disappointment, looking like a carport find that had been reasonably tarted up on the exterior, but was not well finished. The musty smell upon opening the door suggested it had been left to its own devices for an extended period. Full price paid, considering that it was not a big-block car and had much left to fix/restore. Well sold, although probably at a loss. BEST BUY #414-1972 BUICK GS 455 2-dr hard top. S/N 4G37U2Z107616. Black/ black vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 51,925 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A well documented, well preserved, numbers-matching car. Heavily optioned with a/c, power steering, power brakes, tilt, tach, Rallye wheels, and center console. Recent high quality respray MONTH that visit EVERY 150,000 not stay open. Interior shows little wear. Engine bay detailed and period-correct, new paint and 74 shows no prep issues. Good glass, old glue residue on rear window, trim on rear window frame pulling off. Original interior in good shape, nice headliner, carpet in good condition, Sports Car Market www.sportscarmarket.com

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www.MERSHONS.com Quality Collector Cars Since 1981 SALES@MERSHONS.COM 1967 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE #6736 – 23,000 Original Miles, 5 Real Wheels, 427/390, Red/Red, Out Of Dan Mershon's Collection, The Best Of The Best! 1960 AUSTIN BUG EYED SPRITE 19 Bla fre 960 AUSTIN BUG EYED #9469 - Bright Red w/ Black Leather, California rust free car absolutely a ball to # d drive. Recently serviced. $17,500 1960 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE Frame off Restoration. Sateen Silver, Red Int, White Top, Great Colors, Solid Lifter 283/270hp, #'s Match. #6723 - Complete 1960 CHEVY BEL AIR SEDAN 1 #6707 - Suntan Copper & Ermine White w/ Original Copper Interior. 409 w/Dual 4's, 4 Speed, and a perfect stance! # O $29,500 2002 P1 CADILLAC RACE CAR OPPORTUNITY, Chassis #2 and 3 2002 P1 Cadillac Race Cars. Race Ready. dan. mershon@donet.com 937-605-1505. #9472 - RARE $299,500 1966 PONTIAC GTO CONVERTIBLE #6685 - Candlelight Cream w/Parchment Int, White Top, Orig YS Code Tri-Power 389, Documented w/good options. $39,500 1970 Chevelle SS #6714 - Classic White w/Blue Int. 396/350hp, #'s Match, Rare Factory A/C, Extensive Documentation, totally rust free southern car. $39,500 1973 DETOMASO PANTERA California car. All original Black Interior, Spotless body & Paint, Original Window Sticker. Ca B b #6659 - Incredible 1 owner, 23,000 mile # $49,500 1932 FORD 5 WINDOW COUPE #6702 - All Steel Coupe w/4 inch chop, orig 32 frame, Flathead Ford, Automatic, Very well build car. $45,500 WANTED Top Dollar Paid for Quality Corvettes and Muscle Cars. 800-220-9249 937-324-8899

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Bonhams Reims, FRA Weekend de l'Excellence Automobile at Reims-Gueux An exquisite 1965 Aston Martin DB5 had it all, including a clear history, silver paint, Vantage engine—with three Weber carburetors—and all options Company Bonhams Date September 11, 2010 Location Reims, France Auctioneer Marielle Digard, James Knight Automotive lots sold / offered 22/40 Sales rate 55% Sales total $1,993,772 High sale Aston Martin DB5 Vantage at $527,451 Buyer's premium 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage which sold for $527,451 Report and photos by Jérôme Hardy Market opinions in italics total estimate of $9m, which eventually resulted in a $4m total. The star car was the $2-million 1912 Bugatti 5-liter. This year, 40 automobiles were offered in B the second edition for a total estimate of $4.2m. Logically, the sale result was $2m, half of last year. This auction is associated with a three-day event on the now-resurrected Gueux-Reims Grand Prix race track, which was world famous from 1926 until 1969, when it was deemed not safe enough for the fastest cars of the era. The 4th edition of the Weekend de l'Excellence proved successful with high attendance and high profile participants in the vintage races. James Knight, managing director of Bonhams' Motor Cars Department, said Bonhams was organizing three events that particular weekend (Reims, France on Saturday, Beaulieu, U.K. on Sunday and Fairfield, CT on Sunday) and the big coming event was Goodwood, U.K., the following weekend. Philip Kantor, who leads Bonhams in France, gathered a wide range of offerings, including a 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III, which did not sell; a mint 1957 Chevrolet 76 onhams first edition of the Weekend de l'Excellence Automobile sale was in 2009. During that auction, 64 automobiles were offered for a 15% up to $190,875, 10% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00= €0.72) Corvette, which sold at $85,607; and the as-new 2005 Ford GT, sold at $117,070. An original 1938 Aero Type 30 roadster brought $17,561. The star marque was Aston Martin, with no fewer than seven models crossing the block. The one-of-two 1995 Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake, with the highest estimate of the auction at $650,000, failed to sell at $432,650. On another note, a true beast—in the form of a 1995 Aston Martin Vantage coupe with a fuel-injected, twin-supercharged, 550-hp, 4.3liter Marek V8—was conservatively estimated at $60,000. It sold for $117,070. The high sale, and deservedly so, was an exquisite, all-the-right-things 1965 Aston Martin DB5, which brought $527,451. This car had it all, including a clear history, silver paint, Vantage engine—with three Weber carburetors—and all options. The car sold at high estimate. Italian car fans could choose between older cars, such as the 1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 coupe, which brought $247,501, or the 1976 Maserati Bora 4.7-liter coupe, which did not sell. Or they could bid on more modern cars, such as a 1991 Alfa-Romeo SZ coupe, which brought $35,121, or a 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta, which did not sell. The true bargain was the 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL with hardtop that was literally dropped at $10,975, a third of its low estimate. Although it was solid overall, I don't feel this sale will be remembered as spectacular. There were only a few top-tier cars, no spectacular prices, and no spectacular setting. Much of this business is about bringing the dream to the people. Hopefully, the upcoming Grand Palais, Paris sale on February 5, 2011 will have it all. It has a fantastic setting with the Grand Palais, a fabulous exposition of pre-1904 ancestor automobiles—and a couple of spectacular automobiles are already consigned. ♦ Sports Car Market Photo: Bonhams

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Bonhams Reims, FRA CZECHOSLOVAKIAN #33-1938 AERO TYPE 30 roadster. S/N 01643. Black/gray canvas/black leather. Odo: 13,346 km. Nut-and-bolt restoration looking very good, with all original components. Minimalist dash, steering wheel cracked. Has a rakish, low-slung, Alvis-style look. 2-stroke vertical twin engine, 3-speed manual, frontwheel drive, and all-independent suspension. in 2001, and sparingly used for touring since. Slightly aged now, with nicks in places, but still a classy early Aston. The auction catalog cover car. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $159,063. This car sold in 2001 for $54,000 with 3,580 miles on the odo, then in #1 condition (SCM #24737). A different, 100-point car sold for $358,680 in ‘08 (SCM #116819), so the owner would have been foolish to let this one go at the high bid today. One of about 5,000 Aero 30s produced from 1934 to 1938. An attractive deal. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,561. The Type 30 Roadster is a great-looking car, and Aero has some competition history in Europe. This example had originality, rarity, and condition going for it, but no history before 2001. It sold mid-estimate, and I have a good feeling this car could be worth more down the line (although it won't replace a 401K). ENGLISH #9-1934 ALVIS SPEED TWENTY 4-seat tourer. S/N 11174. Eng. # 14196.3148. Black/ red leather. RHD. Odo: 12,597 miles. A 1934 independent front suspension Speed Twenty chassis, fitted with one of 250 or so 4.3-liter 3-carb engines from 1937-1940 and 4-speed synchronized gearbox. Original coachwork restored some time ago but is cracking in places, very nice patina throughout interior. Attractive TOP 10 No. 5 #20-1965 ASTON MARTIN DB5 Vantage coupe. S/N DB52217L. Eng. # 4002368V. Silver Birch/red leather. Odo: 76,566 km. In Goldfinger colors. Body restored very well in '92, maintained to 100% factory spec, original rubber mostly still intact. Original interior shows correct patina, seating surfaces cracked. Chassis unrestored. Equipped wavy bumpers, interior excellent. Engine bay and undercarriage clean. Left-hand drive with the more-powerful Vantage mill and 5-speed stick. A beautiful example of an imposing automobile. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $131,704. These have a great body style, but I'd opt for the wild V8. Nonetheless a fair deal, as a rougher, less original car sold at Bonhams' '07 Monte-Carlo sale for $139,725 (SCM #45703). #11-1986 ASTON MARTIN VOLANTE convertible. S/N SCFCV81C6GTR15493. Blue/dark blue canvas/light blue leather. Odo: 27,799 km. An original unrestored car with genuine kilometers. Rust starting to bubble at windshield support. Ugly carpet. Original interior trim, such as steering wheel and gauges, has a cheap plastic look. Otherwise close to new in all regards. With power top, a/c, and slush box automatic. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $95,119. A nice, unrestored, open-top fourseater, but as is often the case, the coupe version just looks better. This sold right at the low estimate and would have to be called a fair deal for both parties. #17-1996 ASTON MARTIN with 5-speed, Motorola radio, and amber Marchal foglights. 2 owners, always in Europe, history clear. The ultimate DB5. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $527,451. With the exception of Mr. Bond's car, this set a world record auction price for DB5s, and deservedly so. It was the gem and the high sale of the auction. A regular DB5 sold for $430,565 at this sale in ‘09 (SCM #143284), so this was a fair deal, even above the high estimate. #29-1970 ASTON MARTIN DBS Vantage color combo. $60k recently spent redoing chassis and mechanics. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $107,000. A beautiful car ready for rallying. There were just 13 true Alvis 4.3-liter tourers built from 1939-1940, so the opportunity to see (or buy) one is rare. One sold in ‘86 for $135,272 (SCM# 3251). This could have been the chance to get the thrill of the 4.3 at the price of a regular Speed Twenty. Someone missed that chance, including me. #10-1957 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 MKII drophead coupe. S/N AM3001281. Ocean Blue/dark blue/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 5,710 miles. One of 25 drophead coupes built on the MKII chassis. Well restored in early ‘90s and December 2010 coupe. S/N DBS5361L. Eng. # 4004265SVC. Black/cream leather. Odo: 70,377 km. 3 owners, always in Europe, history clear, mileage original. Unrestored and cautiously maintained. Panels are very good, chrome slightly faded in SPORTSMAN 2-dr shooting brake. S/N 79007. British Racing Green/dark green. Odo: 20,229 km. 20k kilometers on the clock and like new. One of two Sportsman 2-door station wagons built in '96. (Other one-off 1996 Astons exist, such as a 4-door wagon and sedan.) Hand-made aluminum body on regular chassis. Green leather interior with deep Recaro seats and room for two hounds in the back. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $432,650. This was heavily advertised on the Internet prior to sale. Will such automobiles be considered collector cars in 40 years? I have my doubts. The half-million low estimate did not seem reasonable to me on auction day, and the bidders apparently agreed. #12-2003 ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH coupe. S/N SCFAC23323B500667. Dark green/tobacco & dark green leather. Odo: 77

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Bonhams Reims, FRA 45,486 km. In amazing condition for a car with 45k on the odo. As new inside and out, but for light curb rash on the alloy mags. #30-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 L cabriolet. S/N 11102712003696. Silver gray/dark blue canvas/dark blue. Odo: 59,615 miles. U.S.-delivered and nut-and-bolt restored in U.S. fashion. All new, never driven since, undercarriage is as clean as a dinner plate. With a/c, Becker Europa radio, and all U.S. more in Europe than in the U.S. right now. It's hard to imagine a T-5 coupe that could break $50k in the U.S., and that's why this smart seller took it over the pond. Well sold. Interior exquisite, with tobacco leather seats, green leather dash, and bold, modern-looking aluminum center console. The 2-seater version. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $76,096. Sold mid-estimate, and correctly so. These beautiful cars are rare in France, and the classy color combo on this one was sure to attract some attention from bidders. A fair deal all around. FRENCH #4-1975 CITROËN DS23 2-dr sedan. S/N DSFG02FG2232. Copper/brown leather. Odo: 44,170 km. The top-of-the-line model, with fuel injection, 5-speed auto-manual, and full option list. Nut-and-bolt restored in 2010 and looking close to new all over. Driver's seat has manual. Engine bay unfluffed. A nice summer driver for the entire family. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $35,121. The last lot of the sale, and an absolute steal at 25% below the low estimate. This could easily have brought another $10k. A similar car sold at Bonhams' '08 Sussex sale for $50,317 (SCM #117236). been reupholstered, interior otherwise original. A beautiful sedan in period correct color. Fitted with caravan hook. Engine bay unseen. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $29,268. This brought nearly $30k and fully deserved it, for a close-to-perfect example of design innovation, inside and out. A true piece of automotive history that will be a museum piece in 20 years. Well bought. GERMAN #25-1961 PORSCHE 356B Super 90 coupe. S/N 116227. Eng. # 802744. Silver Gray/black leather. Odo: 6,036 miles. Paint and panels looking flawless, following recent U.S.spec rotisserie restoration. Some original rubber, otherwise everything is new or has been reconditioned. Traditional silver/black color combo looks great. Equipped with Bendix radio. Driver's quality engine bay, undercarriage neat. Not concours, but excellent. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $65,852. Huge money for the unloved early 356B, known as the T-5 body style with the smaller front and rear windshields, and shows that very clean 356s are worth much 78 #38-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304412009541. Gold/brown leather. Odo: 79,038 km. The top-of-the-line Brack design with larger engine, hard top, and slush box. Fresh repaint with tired interior—a real car by all means. Catalog states that is has 79,000 kilometers on the odo and that it drives well. SOLD AT $10,975. Sold for one third of the low estimate. Auctioneer James Knight introduced Lot #38, saying “It needs to go, whatever price,” and opened with the auction at $2,000. It stalled for a few long seconds before some onlookers figured out that there might be a chance for a deal. There was indeed—a driving 280SL for $10k. A bargain. clean with refreshed mechanicals. Driver quality undercarriage with heavy paint coat. Altogether, a good looking driver and said to run reliably. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $247,501. This sold above the high estimate—which I think was too high, considering what remains to be done. Gooding sold a Pebble Beach Concours winner for $319k in August '09 (SCM #141236), but this won't be worth that without getting upside-down. Well sold. #1-1970 FIAT 500 JOLLY Replica convertible. S/N 110F2986086. Red/white canvas/ beige wicker. Recently created from a regular 500. Good quality build with nice glossy paint, shiny chrome, chic interior, and flat roof. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $17,707. Sold above high estimate. Modifying Fiat 500s is apparently a Sports Car Market BEST BUY #40-1965 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SEB convertible. S/N 11102310074124. Cream/black can- vas/brown leather. Odo: 40,897 km. History clear. Restored partially at different times. Paint new, older redone chrome now slightly picked. Fitted with U.S.-spec head- and taillights. Interior excellent, with desirable 4-speed options except alloy mags. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $139,021. Sold mid-estimate. As these cars are close to $200k in the current market, this was a proper bargain. Still, you could have had a similar car with manual transmission (and a smaller engine, admittedly) for a mere $34k, just by waiting 20 minutes for Lot #40. Which works out to $5,000 a minute. Still, well bought here and today. ITALIAN #28-1967 LAMBORGHINI 400 GT coupe. S/N 0793. Eng. # 0767. Light blue/dark blue leather. Odo: 90,118 km. Steel body, as were all 400GTs. History clear, numbers matching. Restored to good standard some time ago. 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Bonhams Reims, FRA AMERICAN #22-1948 PONTIAC STREAMLINER good business. One of these toys appears at every auction, and they always seem to sell in the $20k range. A win-win deal for the builder and the customer. #5-1977 MASERATI MERAK coupe. S/N AM1220124. Gray/cream leather. Odo: 40,818 km. Very early LHD model with Citroën dash. Fully restored not long ago. Four seats, attractive colors, engine bay spotless. Nothing to woodie station wagon. S/N P8PB24430. Burgundy/black/cream leather. Odo: 89,067 miles. Restored in the '80s and mechanically again 15 years ago. Body healthy, wood overall very good inside and out, but for deep rot at the back below the rear roof gutters. Paint faded and peeling in places. All-wood interior is in excellent shape. Equipped with 3-speed stick. Engine bay clean and original, undercarriage strong. History fully clear, in Northern Europe fault but a scratched side window. A typical ‘70s sports car in very good condition. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $36,266. Some Maserati enthusiast got a good deal under the low estimate. If he's just filling the gaps in his collection, well bought, but I wouldn't expect any return on the investment. JAPANESE #3-1970 HONDA S800 roadster. S/N S8001006039. Eng. # 010662. Red/black vinyl/ black vinyl. Odo: 59,657 km. Restored to good level, with paint, panels, and chrome all redone, although chrome is checked in places. Rubber original throughout. Interior redone with since '89. Overall a presentable, drivable, and rare woodie. One of an estimated 50 1948 Pontiac Woodies thought still to exist. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $50,900. This would have made its high estimate in the U.S, but missed it by a large amount here. Europeans, the French in particular, are not keen on American steel, much less wood. It might be worth the $2k cost of shipping it home. A very similar car (with slushbox) was bid to $77k (but failed to sell) at the McCormick auction in Palm Springs '07 (SCM# 44528). #14-2005 FORD GT coupe. S/N 1FAFP90S65Y401272. Midnight Blue metallic/black leather. Odo: 20,369 km. One of 101 built for the European market. Presents as new, despite the 12,000 miles or so. There is apparently a gearbox issue (not mentioned in the very good dash. Engine bay and undercarriage clean. The typical little roadster in red. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $26,341. Market correct and a safe buy, as the value of these tiny rockets has held pretty steady. Just 102 kilometers had been added since it last changed hands at the 2006 Sportscar Geneva auction for $18,800 (SCM# 43248). December 2010 catalog) to be fixed by seller before delivery. How does a 12k-mile car have gearbox issues? Cond: 1. SOLD AT $117,070. Sale price was below the pre-sale estimate, but is about right if you look at U.S. market prices. Assuming the gearbox issue is fixed properly, this was well bought. © 79

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Mecum Auctions St. Charles, IL St. Charles Auction We have seen a serious—and probably necessary—correction in the old car market, with some cars selling at 20% or more off the highs of a few years ago Company Mecum Auctions Date September 16-19, 2010 Location St. Charles, Illinois Auctioneer Mark Delzell, Mike Hagerman, Jim Landis, Bobby McLaughlin, Matt Moravec Automotive lots sold / offered 528/996 Sales rate 53% Sales total $14,116,284 High sale 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge convertible and 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback tied at $242,000 Big block muscle brought mixed results at St. Charles Buyer's premium 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Dan Grunwald Market opinions in italics M id-September brought the annual Mecum Fall auction at Pheasant Run Resort, which has been moved from its old October date to avoid the cold—and even snow—seen in the past. We did have a short period of heavy rain during this sale on Saturday evening, but it didn't last long and really did not seem to affect the smoothly running auction operations. The cars were all dry and shiny as they crossed the block, thanks to the hard-working detail crew and the excellent building in which the sale was held. I am always apprehensive when an auction starts on Thursday rather than Friday. The best cars are usually scheduled for Friday and Saturday, which is when the crowds come out for the weekend. No problem here. The start was just a bit slow, but the offerings were good, and at the end of the evening the sale percentages were well over 50%. Astute buyers who made sure to be there for the very beginning and the very end found some bargains. Dana Mecum is known for his expertise in muscle cars, and this sale did have some great examples, including the top two sales. The 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge convertible and the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 tied for top sale honors at 80 St. Charles, IL $242,000 each. On the whole, however, there was a greater variety of cars at this auction than from years past. Along with the shoebox Chevys and Corvettes, I saw fewer pure hot rods and more interesting older cars from the 1920s through the early 1950s, as well as orphans, exotics, and imports. Well-restored pickup trucks were seen in abundance—and sold with mixed results. A number of trucks had asking prices in the range of comparable cars, and it seems that for a truck, even a nice one, buyers expect to pay less than for an automobile. The number of cars offered was up from last year by over 200 lots, and the sellthrough rate and total dollars were up as well. Despite the mixed reviews regarding our national economy, a lot of money moved at this auction. There were no million-dollar cars, but there were a huge number of cars sold. I believe we have seen a serious—and probably necessary—correction in the old car market, with some cars selling at 20% or more off the highs of a few years ago (except for the cars that I buy, for which I seem to pay new world-record prices—maybe that's why the auction companies always hand me a bidding number the minute I walk into the room). It's not exactly “real estate on wheels,” but prices are more realistic overall, and this may be a good time to think about pulling the trigger for that car you always wanted. ♦ $5m $10m $15m $20m $25m Sales Totals 0 Sports Car Market 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006

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Mecum Auctions St. Charles, IL 1974 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES III ROADSTER Silver with Original Red Leather Interior, Excellent Low Mileage Rust Free Car California Car. 31,417 Miles, 4-Speed Transmission, Factory Air Conditioning, Chrome Wire Wheels, Original Handbooks & Pouch. Runs & Drives Beautifully. $49,500 1973 JAGUAR SERIES III V-12 ROADSTER Turquoise with Tan Leather Interior. Stunning One Owner California Car. Beautifully Maintained with Original Paint and Top. 4-Speed Transmission with Factory Air Conditioning. Complete With Books, Tools and Original Purchase Order. $54,500 1955 ROLLS ROYCE SILVER DAWN Gray with Blue Leather Interior, Automatic Transmisson, Beautiful Body. Rust Free California Car, Needs Interior Work. Runs Great. $44,500 1965 ROLLS ROYCE SILVER CLOUD III Dark Blue with Beige Leather Interior. Pristine CA Car, 94,000 Original Miles, Runs and Drives Superbly. Original Tools & Handbook. Absolute Immaculate Throughout. $69,500 1964 ROLLS ROYCE MPW DROPHEAD COUPE White with Red Leather Interior, Low Mileage, Very Original. Just Serviced. $195,000 1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ROADSTER Black with Red Interior, Black Soft-Top and Optional Hardtop. Absolutely Superb Mechanically. Features a Four-Speed Gearbox and Wonderbar Radio, In Excellent Condition Throughout. $64,500 1936 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE Black with Dark Red Interior. A Beautiful, Rust Free Example of the Excellent Pre-War V-8 Convertibles. Complete with a Rumble Seat. Runs & Drives Very Well. $58,500 PININFARINA BROUGHAM JACQUELINE 1961 CADILLAC BY Fabulous One-Off Car as Built by the Legendary Italian Coachbuilder, Pininfarina for the 1961 Paris Auto Show in Homage to the Grace & Style of then First Lady, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. POA 1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD Cream with Black & White Interior. Original Black Plate CA Car, Factory A/C, Power Steering, Brakes, Windows & Seats. White Porthole Hard Top & New Black Canvas Soft Top, 74,000 Original Miles. $49,500 1954 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER PANAMERICANA 2001 La Carrera Panamericana Class Winner, 331 Hemi Engine with Electronic Ignition,Torqueflite Automatic, Highly Modified Suspension, Many Upgrades & Competition Ready $98,500 1949 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY CONVETIBLE Roman Bronze with Green Interior. Gorgeous Black Plate California Car. Runs & Drives Perfectly. $108,500 2000 ASTON MARTIN DB7 VANTAGE VOLANTE Black with Tan & Black Leather Interior & Black Soft Top, 6-Speed Car, 4 Cam V-12 Engine, 34,800 Miles, Books, Tools & Records, In Absolutely Immaculate Condition. $49,500 1954 TALBOT-LAGO T26 GRAND SPORT COUPE Light Blue Metallic Over Steel Blue Metallic w/ Grey Leather. Truly Breathtaking Styling with Performance to Match. 5 of 26 Built. In Superb Condition with Complete Documented History. $209,500 1969 JAGUAR XKE SERIES II ROADSTER Triple Black. Chrome Wire Wheels, Very Nice Low Mileage California Car, Handbook And Tools, Runs Superbly. $49,500 1948 JAGUAR MARK IV DROPHEAD Anthracite over Black with Beautiful Red Leather Interior, Very Nice Older Restoration w/Original Wood in Lovely Condition, Chrome Wire Wheels & Complete Original Fitted Tool Set. A Rare Original Example, In Beautiful Condition. $98,500 1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Signet Red with White Coves, Red Interior & White Soft Top. 283 CID w/ 4-Speed. Original Wonderbar Radio. Great Running and Driving Example. $59,500

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Mecum Auctions St. Charles, IL GERMAN #S169-1962 PORSCHE 356B coupe. S/N 210057. White/red leather. Odo: 1,669 miles. Some light chrome pitting. Inside, some paint chipping, chrome pitting, cracks in steering wheel center. Lumpy dash, rear seat dry and splitting. Faded door panels. Scratches inside in major servicing within last 3 months. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $63,800. The 355 may have been “only” a V8, but owners were able to hold their heads high, as the performance was all Ferrari, with the 213 cubic inches producing 375 horsepower. A fair deal. JAPANESE #S9-1969 TOYOTA CORONA 2-dr hard top. S/N T69RT52043353. Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 57,162 miles. Indicated miles thought to be actual since new. Numerous chips and nicks in paint. Small tear and some wear on original driver seat. Original carpet worn, very good chrome. Includes original tools and of rear glass. Some rust on chrome wheels. Floor pans look solid. Fitted with fuel injection and missing some original tin from engine carb fittings. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $39,600. Hold on a second, was that really fuel injection on a 356? If so, that may have been a 914 engine back there, and if that was in fact the case, this was very well sold. ITALIAN #F279-1961 VESPA 400 coupe. S/N 022708. Yellow/tan vinyl. Odo: 5,587 miles. Fresh zero-mile restoration with new paint, chrome, and interior. 2-stroke engine detailed with highly polished aluminum parts. Scratches on front glass. 10-inch wheels and touch-up paint. Original list was $2,155. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $9,900. A very original 2-door Toyota. These cars don't have a huge following, but just try to find another that's this clean and original. The seller should be very happy. #U77-1974 MAZDA RX2 coupe. S/N S122A216916. Black/gray & black cloth. Brand new, zero-mile custom Mazda with new high quality paint and chrome. Custom interior fitted with roll cage, Auto Meter gauges, Alpine stereo, and rear back-up camera. Clean and polished under the hood. With 600 CFM 4-barrel Holley, nitrous injection, 6-speed transmission, 9” Ford Posi, and full performance small banjo wheel and JVC stereo. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $66,000. An updated straight-axle street rod that looked to have been well built and driven lightly. High quality, and buyer got a good deal. #F171-1953 BUICK SKYLARK convert- 18 hp. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. These were built in France rather than Italy, to avoid competing with the Fiat 500, and sold in the U.S. for $1,080 when new. The crowds swarmed this car all weekend and ignored the Ferrari parked 20 steps away. I've seen these achieve some incredible prices lately, but I still think the bid was generous. #F136-1995 FERRARI 355 GTB coupe. S/N ZFFPR41A2S0101841. Yellow/tan leather. Odo: 6,999 miles. Front possibly repainted. Paint cracks visible on both sides at base of C-pillar. Windshield starting to delaminate all across bottom. Dirty carpets, scratches on center console. Plastic interior trims feel sticky and soft. Said to have had $6,800 spent ible. S/N 17045376. Red/tan/tan leather. Odo: 4,255 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Very thick, very shiny, very red paint recently applied. New chrome. Resto-modded with late model GM front suspension and 350-ci V8. New bucket seat leather interior with all new gauges. Power steering, brakes, windows and a/c. Shaved door handles and some rechrome over pitting. Frenched antenna. Lots of very wide suspension. Said to put out 290 horsepower. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $75,000. A beautiful little rocket that will give most Corvettes a run for their money. Or you could just buy a new ‘Vette for a lot less money. It's weird, but it is a muscle car. I cannot imagine where it will bring a better bid than $75k. AMERICAN #S190-1933 FORD SPEED STAR hot rod coupe. S/N 40336104. Blue & black/black. Odo: 1,433 miles. 430-ci fuel-injected V8, auto. First in class at Oakland Roadster Show. Flawless custom paint by House of Color. Has Alloway Speed Star Body with Kugel chassis and suspension. Equipped with ZZ430 crate engine and 700R4 trans. Power windows, steering, and brakes. Keyless entry trunk. 82 Vintage a/c. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $51,700. Designed by Chip Foose and purchased from Boyd Coddington when the two were working together. Who cares if it's fiberglass? I was surprised when the owner cut it loose at this price. Well bought. #S153-1935 FORD cabriolet. S/N 491950374. Black/white/red vinyl. Odo: 9,697 miles. Minor edge chips visible on otherwise nice paint. Some weak chrome on radiator shell and fog lights. Couple of pinch tears in soft top. Rumble seat. All new interior with panel gaps. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $68,000. An unheard-of choice for a resto-mod. Purists will obviously have no interest in it, and the mod guys will find it unimpressive compared with modded muscle cars of later vintage. There was lots of money spent here that will be impossible to recoup. In the current market, the offer seemed strong enough. #F269-1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E56S003307. Blue/silver/tan/ red vinyl. Odo: 43,244 miles. 265-ci 225-hp V8, 2x4-bbl, 3-sp. A 2005 NCRS Top Flight car. Has a couple of small paint chips on the Sports Car Market

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front. All good chrome, including windshield header and trim. Good trim fit. Wide passenger door gap in front. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $60,500. This was one of the nicest around, in a very pleasing color combo. A proper transaction, and both buyer and seller should be smiling. #S154-1956 MERCURY MONTEREY coupe. S/N 56ME21779M. Turquoise & white/ turquoise vinyl. Odo: 84,555 miles. 312-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Lots of dust and fisheyes in paint and visible masked-over trim and weatherstrip. Light pitting in chrome and some bright trim misfits and dullness. New interior. Equipped with power steering, power brakes, and automatic transmission. Tinted glass all around. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $30,250. Last sold for $19,250 at Worldwide's Escondido sale in April, 2009 (SCM# 120098). This nice ten-footer had an obviously rushed paint job, but still made for a good-looking driver with Continental kit and miles of chrome. Achieved top price for condition. #F187-1957 CHEVROLET NOMAD wagon. S/N VC57S145618. Red/red & black cloth & vinyl. Odo: 7,592 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Most chrome and paint very good. Rear taillights and trim weak, misfit gas door and trim. New interior with cracks in steering wheel, weak chrome on horn ring, poor hand brake handle. Fitted with aluminum radiator and new 350-ci engine. Optional power steering, power brakes, a/c, and dual master cylinder. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $47,850. Nomads are always hot, and this was a good looking one that was bought for a very fair price. #S14-1957 MERCURY METEOR RANCHERO pickup. S/N 566BK57577258. Persimmon & black/Persimmon & black vinyl. Odo: 89,465 miles. 292-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. A fresh nut and bolt restoration. Good paint with December 2010 83

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Mecum Auctions St. Charles, IL some sanding scratches on front and chrome. New interior with thick and dusty dash panel vinyl. Odo: 14,678 miles. 289-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Newer paint with some edge chips. Some weatherstrips replaced and some dried out. Good bumper chrome. New top. Side window chrome and some trims pitted. Floor pans appear solid. Engine dirty with chrome crossbrace installed. Bald front tires. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,975. Looked honest enough and fairly solid. A decent deal for both parties. paint. Cleanly detailed engine. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $44,000. The Canadian-built Merc version of the Ranchero isn't seen often. The U.S. sale price seemed fair to me. As they say, go find another. #S119.1-1961 CHRYSLER 300G 2-dr hard top. S/N 8413198509. Bronze/gold vinyl. Odo: 3,632 miles. V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Paint crack at top of left front fender, misfit right tail light trim. All new chrome. Like-new 4 bucket seat interior with foot tuner radio. Optional and papers dating back to 1976, but I can't say if that helped much. Buyers seemed to be looking for finished cars rather than projects this year. #S157-1964 FORD GALAXIE convert- ible. S/N 4Z65X122400. White/black/blue vinyl. Odo: 65,826 miles. 352-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Numerous dust and drip flaws in paint, large repainted chip at trunk lid. Slightly wavy side trim. Clean interior shows some age but #S167-1965 JEEP CJ-5 4x4. S/N 8305191798. Desert Brown/brown. Odo: 445 miles. Paint shows scratches and chips as would be expected on a lightly used military unit. Wrinkled seat covers. No pan dents or rust. Fitted with a 106-mm recoilless rifle with a/c, dual-quad Cross Ram, power steering, and power brakes. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $74,800. Long and low, with the best dash Chrysler Corporation ever put in a car. Sold cheap here today. #S155-1961 PONTIAC VENTURA 2-dr hard top. S/N 561P5438. Black/tri-tone maroon vinyl. Odo: 80,998 miles. 389-ci V8, 2x4bbl, 4-sp. Good paint and chrome. Dented and misfit trim on rear window. New tri-tone interior, steering wheel uncracked. Clean engine not much. Newer air cleaner. Looks like the mileage could be original. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $22,550. Much of this car looked just as it did when the factory built it. With the new top and mid-level paint as the only obvious recent additions, price paid was within the correct range for condition. #F208-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194675S101234. Red/white/ red vinyl. Odo: 41,905 miles. 327-ci 365-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Wide gap at top of passenger's door, couple of small paint chips. Chips and scratches on side glass and heavy sanding scratches on bottom left of windshield. Weak working breech and a .50-caliber spotter's barrel on top. For the Desert Storm vet. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,700. Thunderbolt and Lightfoot anyone? Or just use it to make friends with the neighbors. But don't stand behind the gun. Fairly bought and sold. #S168-1967 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 2-dr hard top. S/N 16877D146095. Gold/ black fabric/gold vinyl. Odo: 578 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-sp. Good paint, chrome, and vinyl top. Some trim scratches on front of wood trim. Weatherstrips redone, including window fuzzies. All new interior. Fitted with wood with 2x4 carb intake. Undercoated. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $38,500. A nice, original, benchseat bubble-top Ventura 4-speed. It started right up and seemed to run well. Top price was deserved. #S62-1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 40867S108738. Blue/white/ white vinyl. Odo: 11,716 miles. 327-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Dull older repaint shows lots of flaking, chips, and cracks. Some flaws under bumper rechrome. Windshield trims have scratches, hubcap spinners pitted. Good top. Seats cracked and dirty, with a tear on the driver's side. New, non-stock paint on top side of engine. Non-stock fan. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $29,150. Lots of details and a repaint needed here. Said to have the same owner for 21 years 84 chrome on rear bumpers. Windshield trim misfit. With Goldlines on alloys and side exhaust. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $56,100. A very desirable 365-hp 327-ci, and the wheels and side exhaust pulled it all together. Well sold. #T161-1965 FORD MUSTANG convertible. S/N 5F08C78772. Blue/white/blue rim steering wheel. Clean engine with gloss paint and extra chrome. Clean underneath, floors solid. No reserve. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $28,050. Full-sized with buckets, big-block, and 4-speed, and very well restored. This was fair to both parties. #F41.1-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194678S403635. Red/black/ black vinyl. Odo: 69,223 miles. 427-ci 435-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Fresh, extra shiny paint and good chrome. Driver's seat torn, passenger seat has burn holes. Cracks in steering wheel. Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions St. Charles, IL Aftermarket AM/FM cassette radio. Fiberoptics still work. Chips on left side window. Clean engine with lots of new parts. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $44,000. A nice car with most of the hard and expensive work already done. Beyond that, it all boils down to the date codes on the important parts. #F245-1969 PONTIAC GTO JUDGE convertible. S/N 2426798173412. Black/black/ black vinyl. Odo: 43,784 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Very shiny paint with only a couple of small chips on the hood and cracks at trunk corners. New interior. Well detailed and trim and package tray. Electric fan installed under hood, radiator not bolted down, lots of loose wires. New aftermarket carb, intake, and headers. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,225. Lots of details still were needed on this day. The new owner will get to exercise his wallet, but he shouldn't have to tread water. factory new, inside and out. 8 track tape player. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $242,000. The rarest of the rare: a GTO Ram Air III convertible. It was hard to find fault with the very nice and fresh restoration. Sold at no reserve and tied for top sale of the auction. #F285-1971 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SUPREME Pace Car 2-dr hard top. S/N 342571R126154. White & yellow/black. Odo: #S210-1971 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA 2-dr hard top. S/N BH23G1B204614. Yellow & black/black vinyl. Odo: 4,933 miles. 500-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Decent paint with billboard sides. Side glass has scratches. New interior with all new dash instruments and radio. Dash top uneven. Optional power windows, steering, and brakes. Fender tag rusted through and hard to decode. Equipped with 500-ci crate engine 84,712 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. New paint shows some prep flaws. Rear trunk and bumper trims wide, door gaps show dents and some corrosion. New interior, newer radio doesn't fit in dash. Silver paint poorly applied to dash trim lines. Misfit rear interior window with Demon carb. Reports an 11.97 1/4-mile best time on street tires with full exhaust. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $45,650. This started life with a 318-ci V8 and now has 500-ci wedge head. It looked well-built and fast, and attracted enough attention to get sold. #T116-1973 FORD MUSTANG convert- ible. S/N 3FO3L248120. Red/white/cream vinyl. Odo: 7,502 miles. Paint dull and rusted through, old body filler showing in places, chrome generally fair but much trim missing. Interior taken apart with pieces gone. Top in shreds, all gaps are poor, no grille, inner fenders rusted through at hood hinges. Car is filthy everywhere. Said to be 50% restored. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $2,860. I did notice the new exhaust and battery, but everything else was missing, broken, or rusted. This was the last year before the introduction of the marvelous new Mustang II, but that still didn't help. Well sold. #T88-1985 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 1G1YY0784F5133579. Blue/blue leather. Odo: 30,187 miles. 350-ci 230-hp fuelinjected V8, auto. Lots of paint cracking on driver's side, color mismatch on front and rear plastic bumper panels, paint rubbed on rear lower bumper. Driver's seat and door panel show wear. The Z51 package digital dash appears to be functional. Engine bay is “car wash” clean with driving dirt. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $6,300. A 30k mile used Corvette that presented as it should for the miles driven. The bid seemed right on the money. © 86 Sports Car Market

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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN The Auburn Auction's Two Sales Two auctions instead of one, high-quality event dilutes the focus of Worldwide Auctioneers' Labor Day weekend event Company Worldwide Auctioneers Date September 2-4, 2010 Location Auburn, Indiana Auctioneer Rod Egan, John Kruse, & Steve Dorsey Automotive lots sold / offered 161/455 (combined total) Sales rate 35% Sales total $8,154,520 (combined total) High sale 1935 Auburn 851SC Speedster at $396,000 1935 Auburn 851SC Boattail Speedster leads at $396k Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics T he third time wasn't exactly a charm for Worldwide Auctioneers' 2010 edition of its hometown Auburn auction, but things worked out regardless. New this year was three days of “More Great Cars”, presented as a warm up before “The Main Event” catalog sale. When this was scheduled, the future of the nearby Kruse Auction Park was bleak at best—most guessed that there wasn't going to be a Labor Day weekend auction at the former Kruse site. Worldwide's Rod Egan and John Kruse bet that it they'd have the only game in town, so they added three days of lesser-grade cars to augment the main auction. It seemed to be a good idea—until early July, when Rob Myers of RM Auctions purchased the Auction Park from Dean Kruse—and announced plans to rejuvenate the grounds and have the traditional auction during the Labor Day weekend's Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival. This move significantly reduced the number of consignors who planned to put cars on the block during Worldwide's two auctions. Worldwide still managed to have plenty of cars under the tents—and overflowing beyond them. Overall, sales at “More Great Cars” were lackluster—although there were some six-figure cars that crossed the block. Overall, “More Great Cars” basically equaled the results of The Auburn Auction. (On the other hand, twice as much gross revenue is better than half as much, no matter how you measure it.) The only impact that “More Great Cars” had on “The 88 Auburn, IN Main Event” catalog sale was that the Saturday night auction started a half-hour later. Once the bidding got rolling, the mechanics of running the auction became more fluid. This was probably because of having three days worth of auctions already under their belt—and just keeping on keeping on. Unlike the last two years, this year there wasn't really a specific highlight car. Certainly, the lion's share of the pre-sale hype was directed towards the 1929 Duesenberg dual cowl phaeton. The odds-on favorite to be the big money here, the car was bid to $1.4 million, but it failed to change hands. Another Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival car took the top sales honors: the 1935 Auburn Speedster. It was initially a no-sale on the block at $350,000, but a post-block deal was announced, with it selling for $396,000. Looking at the total sales for “The Main Event,” they were barely higher this year than the sale of the single highlight car at Worldwide's inaugural event here three years ago, which was a 1959 Ferrari Superamerica for $4.1m. The view from here is the 2008 sale was a case of first-year lucky, and the 2010 sale is a case of a still unsettled collector car market—and still rocky global economy. While the “More Great Cars” sale may have Sales Totals $10m helped the bottom line, Worldwide should consider whether the lesser cars cheapen the weekend's brand. While the new neighbors to the north can continue to work the lower-end, higher-volume auction market, an option for 2011 is for Worldwide to go back to focusing on their high-line catalog sale and draw in some multi-million-dollar headline cars. In short, Worldwide will have to decide if they want to stay in the land of the high-end boutique and leave the mass market to others, or if they want to have a foot in both ponds. ♦ $2 $4 $6 $8 2010 2009 2008 Buyer's premium 10%, included in sold prices Sports Car Market

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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN ENGLISH #64-1933 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25HP wood-bodied 3-dr station wagon. S/N GSY80. Gunmetal & natural wood/black vinyl/ tan leather. RHD. Odo: 87,495 miles. A recent barn find in New England, tweaked just enough to get it running, if barely. Retains original rear UK plate. Ancient repaint has a pebbled finish, although it was recently wet sanded. Fenders dinged and rippled. Wood has uneven finish from quickie rub down and revarnish. Stinky shield decals, was an SCCA member and a fan of Elkhart Lake's Road America. Stated to have been “restored” in 1981, but more like a trimand weatherstrip-off repaint. Trim buffed or rechromed as needed, weatherstripping forward of the door jambs was not replaced. GERMAN #31-1957 BMW ISETTA 300 coupe. S/N S01295. Blue & white/black vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 21,571 miles. Restored mid-'90s, won AACA National First Place award in 2008 and Best in Class at the Hilton Head Concours in 2009. Paint quality far better than factory, including undercarriage, but there are a few light dents that evidently didn't get pounded old car smell inside, with heavily soiled and cracked seats, although they should be salvageable with enough time and saddle soap. Clock missing. Engine bay minimally detailed. Ancient tires, side mount spare down to the cords. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $28,600. Akin to the modern Mini Clubman—or more likely the Clubman akin to the Roller—this was set up with one door on the driver's side and two on the passenger's side for exiting onto the curb. Cheap enough, but this was just the price of entry. It gets expensive from here. BEST BUY #36-1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TRAVELER wood-bodied 2-dr station wagon. S/N MAN3L696913. Pastel blue & natural wood/blue vinyl. Odo: 378 miles. Two-year nut-and-bolt restoration completed in 2008. Won an AACA Grand National first place and a Best in Class at Keels and Wheels last year. All components everywhere have been refinished, restored, or replaced to levels exceeding original build Documentation indicates floors were replaced. Replacement seats and carpeting have since worn in to blend in with rest of moderately worn original interior. Painted wire wheels, newer radials. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $18,425. Not a showboat by any means, and sold relatively cheap. The good thing is that the new owner can drive to events and not be paranoid about it. Specifically, I'd like to see this back out at Road America, parked by Canada Corner where it belongs. FRENCH #33-1921 RENAULT JP 45 hp 4-dr town car. S/N 101100. Maroon & black/black vinyl/ black leather & brown cloth. RHD. Odo: 48,001 km. Recently imported, following long time in French museum, U.S. customs fully paid. Apart from lightly scratched old repaint, car is generally original. Nickel plating nearly worn away on dinged-up headlight frames. Serviceable tires, side-mount spares are slicks. Tidy motor. Ran only sporadically over the weekend but did cross the block under its own out during the restoration. Modern BMW emblem from a wheel center on fuel cap, hinge supports heavily yellowed. Authentically reupholstered seat shows no perceivable wear. Sold with a 300-pound capacity French-built Gerrmain Lejour two-wheel trailer of modern build. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $30,250. Despite the story told in the catalog, it was not Isetta which saved BMW from being acquired by Mercedes-Benz in the 1950s. No, it was actually the purchase by Herbert Quandt of the majority of the outstanding shares of BMW that stopped the takeover. I've heard this tale from Isetta people before, who seem to place inappropriate emphasis on the company's place in BMW history. As all Microcars are doing well lately, this one, while spendy, falls into place at the top of the market. The trailer neither helped nor hurt the value. #2-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 121042109502178. Black/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 94,804 miles. Restored and changed to black over a decade ago, with no evidence of original white paint, apart from the body tag code. Paint holding up better than older replated chrome. Modern replacement windshield. Converted to Weber sidedraft carbs. Motor was detailed at restoration, only service maintained since, now showing flash quality, outside, inside, under the hood, and under the car. So clean and unworn that it feels practically sterile. Title in transit. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $29,700. Great things come in small packages. This was by far the best restoration of the auction, and I could not help drifting into “best one in the world” auction hyperbole. As such, this was bought quite well. And while I hate to use the C-word, it was just plain cute. #345-1962 JAGUAR XKE coupe. S/N 885504. Red/black leather. Odo: 69,061 miles. One owner since ‘63 who, judging by the wind- 90 power. One gauge missing from engine-turned dash. Worn leather in front compartment, rear cloth somewhat moth-eaten, but still quite presentable for its age. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $240,000. Described in the auction catalog as stately and silent, the latter it definitely was not. The 9.1L six produced a cacophony akin to high power tractors of the same era (due in no small part to the car's mostly non-existent exhaust system). Big and impressive, this needed some TLC. Perhaps this would fare better at Monterey or Amelia Island. Still, as it sold at a July 2004 Bonhams auction in the U.K. for $76,857 (SCM# 34716), top bid was impressive for an old French car at a Midwest auction. rust on bare metal. Tidy reupholstery work virtually unworn, although replacement carpeting shows some soiling and light fade. Equipped with a Becker Avus multiband radio. Sits on radial tires. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $59,950. 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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN ing), but the $75k reserve was concours car money. This was a market price. #62-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 300D 4-dr hard top. S/N 18901012001822. Black/beige cloth. Odo: 39,390 miles. Indicated miles claimed actual since new, although it's been recently restored to concours standards. All glass original, with backlight displaying a vintage Missouri AAA decal. Excellent paint. Chrome replated authentically, being somewhat muted in brilliance. Superbly reupholstered interior. High gloss wood refinishing inside is likely better than original. ITALIAN #37-1942 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 convertible. S/N 915128. Red/tan cloth/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 10 km. One of three built, and of the two known survivors, the only one with its original powertrain. Last restored in the late ‘80s and still concours-ready. Apart from some light chipping on the bottom of the rear valance, paint still excellent. Good panel fit. Chrome starting to dull slightly, with light pitting in a few places. Upholstery and carpet show no appreciable wear. Heavy yellowing on #7-1970 MASERATI GHIBLI coupe. S/N AM1151504. Red/parchment leather. Odo: 65,049 miles. Wears an older repaint on generally original bodywork. Light pitting on vent window frames. Upholstery redone around the same time as repaint, now shows light wrinkling and soiling on seat bottoms. Some material lifting on center console from sloppy glue application. '80s-era AM/FM/cassette deck, same period speakers mounted in rear Well detailed under hood. Equipped with optional a/c, automatic transmission, and wicker picnic basket with 39-piece china set. On retrofit wide whitewalls. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $77,000. Signs from the consignor called attention to small details of interest, such as original vent glass instruction decal and the remains of the original spec sheet in the lower right corner of the windshield. Absentee bidding started at $45k—that could've been the price just for the very rare picnic set. #306-1978 AUDI FOX 4-dr sedan. S/N 8582051130. Light green metallic/light green cloth. Odo: 70,849 miles. Car claimed all original. Obvious non-original Ziebarting rustproofing around the time it was new, with a decal in the door and copious plugs throughout the bodywork. It evidently worked, as there's no detectable structural rust, despite the car spending most of its existence in Michigan. Well cared for original paint has just a hint of fade. window crank and gearshift knobs. Not quite concours under the hood. Uniform matte black undercarriage very clean and tidy. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $310,000. Alfa records indicate the car was delivered new in Berlin in '43 to General von Carnap, responsible for doling out cars to senior ranking German officers. (While not as high on the pecking order as a Benz or Maybach, Alfas were at least on equal footing with BMWs, and both were cars preferred by pilots.) With a long list of who's-who owners dating back to Texas, 1960, this one is fairly well known in Alfa circles. Last sold at Worldwide's Hilton Head auction in ‘08 for $345,400 (SCM# 118630), so it may do better at a different venue. TOP 10 No. 9 #27-1968 LAMBORGHINI MIURA P400 coupe. S/N 3330. Orange/black leather. Odo: 43,949 km. Acquired by seller out of Utah in 2002, restoration just completed and looking virtually unworn. Body and chassis work by high-end street rod shop in Edmonton, powertrain restored and converted to late-model split sump lubrication system by Spa Francorchamps of California. Custom stainless headers and exhaust, custom chin compartment. Engine bay tidy but not show quality. Light surface rust on undercarriage. Sits on nearly rock hard Goodyear Eagle radials mounted on the stock wheels. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $53,900. The original Ghibli series was phased out in 1970 to be replaced by the Ghibli SS, the latter featuring a 335-hp 4.9liter motor, compared with this car's 330-hp 4.7. Considering that this brought a touch more than even a Ghibli SS should, the car was was definitely well sold, proving that global market sports cars are still doing well, thank you very much. (see profile, p. 42). #51-1971 FERRARI 365 GT 2+2 coupe. S/N 365GT13989. Red/tan leather. Odo: 14,928 miles. Indicated miles said to be actual since new. Paint presents well at first glance, but is lifting in a few places along upper body character lines and is cracking at base of windshield. Pits show through the poorly prepped rear sail panels. Good muted original chrome and trim. Original interior with light overall patina, heavier wear on the aftermarket floor Chalky aluminum trim needs a good buff. Seats faded from brown to gray. Dash pad faded and cracking. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $1,595. Part of the “More Great Cars” segment, from the “you just don't see these anymore” department. Even when I was living in Germany in the mid1980s, the local version Audi 80s were dropping like flies. Silly cheap when new, these were mostly just considered disposable, but this was bought by a high volume Midwest collector car dealer, so there's some money still on the table. 92 spoiler incorporated into front fascia. Interior upholstery expertly redone, but original steering wheel rim cover quite worn. With metric gauges, per European spec. Fresh Pirellis on stock alloys polished too shiny. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $385,000. Since this was wearing current Montana plates, I'm fairly certain that it's had a chance to get up and run at the velocity it deserves. The reserve was lifted at the final bid, so everyone should be happy. mats and flaking varnish on steering wheel rim. Engine well detailed, with $20k recently spent on service. Fitted with newer Ferrari wheels and ‘80s stereo. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $79,200. When the reserve was lifted at $72k, the auctioneer remarked, “It's a better car than that,” and asked for more bids. Well, for this car in this condition, the market says that's about the value. #245-1986 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER Quadrifoglio edition convertible. S/N ZARBA5419G1040092. Red/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 98,107 miles. Older very presentable repaint and replacement top. Aftermarket exhaust tip sticks out from rear valance spoiler like a rust-pitted stogie. Inside, fitted with an oh-so-‘80s hard cell phone mount at top right Sports Car Market

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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN corner of the windshield. Very tired original carpeting, with seat coverings catching up. Used car engine bay and undercarriage—as expected, since it's basically just a used car. sorbers. Good recent paint, owner's initials monogrammed on doors. Very weak chrome on top of radiator shell and on Ra mascot. '70s reupholstery work still in great shape. proper sheen for a 1930s car, showing only some light polishing scratches. Nice quality rechrome. Clean, tidy engine bay. Underneath, some light rust visible between the spring Offered at no reserve. With a/c, power windows. Equipped for California emissions. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $3,410. Sold during the “More Great Cars” segment on Friday. The Quadrifoglio package was the top option Spyder for '86, which got you full ground effects, a unique, more sharply upturned rubber rear spoiler, and color keyed mirrors. (Wow.) Anything over $3k was full price. AMERICAN #5-1908 INTERNATIONAL MODEL D highwheeler 5-passenger surrey. S/N 962D. Black & Harvester Red/black canvas/black leatherette. RHD. 2-cyl opposed air-cooled engine, 2-speed friction drive transmission. Old repaint quite tired but not out of place. Worn, dirty seat upholstery unripped and in good shape for 102 years. Recent powertrain service, now running well. Rolls on original solid rubber tires. Long-term ownership by Pennsylvania International truck dealer who purchased it from original owner during WWII, repainted it, fitted it with an IH truck starter and new top in early '50s, and ran it in parades into Presentable engine bay, bare metal shows flash rust. Remote modern spin-off oil filter. Fitted with dual side-mount spare tires, topped with strap-mounted mirrors. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $44,000. This car, having spent most of its existence in the hands of a Stutz marque specialist, has been kept authentic since day one, and was even profiled in Automotive Quarterly, volume 23, issue 3. The fact that it sold today for about ten grand less than the low estimate shows how thin the market is for a 1920s Stutz. Well bought. #59-1929 DUESENBERG Model J 4-dr Dual-Cowl phaeton. S/N 2174. Eng. # J149. Two-tone red/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 36,781 miles. A short-wheelbase ACD Club category 1 car. Long-term restoration started in '80s by previous owner, finally finished in '03. Retains the no-radiator-shutter configuration of the early production cars, but with later Duesenbird hood ornament and logo on the shell. Shows no sign of use or wear anywhere on the car since leaving the restoration shop. Even the grease boot laces are clean. My only bone of contention is the poorly masked, brush-painted leaves. 15-year-old reupholstery job looks brand new. Equipped with dual ratio rear axle, dual side-mount equipment, and trunk. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $127,600. Auburns were an assembled car in the truest sense, with a motor by Lycoming Company (one of Cord's other enterprises), dual ratio axles by Columbia Gear, and the remainder sourced from the rest of the automotive world. Bidding was a bit sluggish up to $100k, at which point the reserve was lifted. Things then picked up and the price moved along in $2k increments until the hammer finally came down. #49-1933 MARMON SIXTEEN 2-dr Victoria coupe. S/N 16143907. Light gray/ gray cloth. Odo: 1,912 miles. Restored by Bob Mosier in early ‘90s, best in class winner at Pebble Beach ‘93 and a CCCA Grand Classic winner in ‘05. Restoration still holding together superbly. All chrome and fixtures are like new, but not over-the-top flashy. All visible screw heads are aligned either perfectly vertical or horizontal. Light colored fabric just lightly 1980s. It then sat parked until sold at estate in 2001. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $33,000. One of 978 model Ds made, with what seems like a common preservation story: IH dealer finds farmer Bob's original Highwheeler in a barn/ shed/chicken coop in '60s, pays a not-soprincely sum for it ($15 in this case), and parks it in the dealership to sell new cornbinders. For caring for these not-yet-collectible relics, we owe the savers our gratitude. Selling price was a bit high but not outrageous. #12-1926 STUTZ MODEL AA 4-dr sedan. S/N AA80397. Eng. # 80392. Black & red/ black vinyl/red cloth. Odo: 18,377 miles. Authentically restored, down to wire-embedded “safety glass”. Brass badge on radiator corner identifies Watson stabilizer shock ab- 94 silver hood louvers. Canadian registered, with title in transit. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $1,450,000. Purchased new by Canada's only Duesenberg dealer, William Van Horne, as a demonstrator and for personal use, sold after a year and always in Canada. As a real deal Dual Cowl Phaeton with well known history since new—but never shown on the concours circuit—Worldwide estimated the car at $1.7 to $2 million. While bidding looked promising at one million, the music stopped at $1,450,000. So Canadian ACD fans can breathe a sigh of relief that one of their treasures hasn't left—yet. #28-1933 AUBURN 8-101A rumble seat convertible. S/N 3101F. Red & cream/tan cloth/brown leather. Odo: 67,172 miles. Restored in 1995, mostly in the ACD museum since, certified an ACD Club category 1 car in 2004. Still in excellent physical and cosmetic condition with virtually no wear. Paint has soiled. Concours-ready engine bay. Undercarriage shows signs of light use. Runs out almost silently, with practically no noise from the engine bay, and the distant tail pipe too far away to hear. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $341,000. After making the show circuit in the mid-1990s, this was owned by FIA big-shot Bernie Ecclestone for 12 years, and then sold by RM at its London auction in 2007 for $255,172 (SCM# 48027). Today the reserve was lifted at the final bid. A good deal for all involved—the buyer got a concours- and highway-ready car, and the seller still managed a profit. #29-1934 PACKARD TWELVE Series 1107 phaeton. S/N 11834. Red & gunmetal/tan Sports Car Market

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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN cloth/tan leather. Odo: 1,486 miles. Restored nearly a decade ago and still show-ready, with AACA 2004 National First Place badge on right front bumper and CCCA Senior award winner badge on cowl. Paint and chrome show no signs of wear or deterioration since restoration. Engine bay and undercarriage would be concours-ready with only very minor cleanup. Seating surfaces show light glossiness, carpet ing to post-event press releases, making this the high seller for Worldwide this weekend. #358-1940 FORD DELUXE 4-dr panel brougham town car. S/N 185474781. Black/ black vinyl/black leather and navy cloth. Odo: 6,511 miles. Seller attests to indicated miles being actual since new. Packard body hardware used as part of the original build, including door handles, tail lights, and rear window. Good quality repaint and interior restoration date back at least 15 years, as it was in a nonjudged special display at Pebble Beach in 1998. Passenger's compartment like new, driver's compartment shows some light soiling. Heavy lievable. Then again, overkill is not a word; it's a way of life. In a nutshell, you can't drive this car, even in a concours setting, so a garage altar it is. And as an over-the-top restoration, it set an over-the-top world record for a ‘57 Caddy. #13-1957 DUAL-GHIA convertible. S/N 134. Red/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 1,120 miles. Restoration begun in the '80s and finished in 2003, then a class winner at the 2008 Louisville Concours d'Elegance. Spectacular body prep and paint. Show quality chrome on every single piece. Plastic backlight wrinkling slightly, but top is correctly fitted and snug all around. Authentically detailed and like new under the hood. Matte black undercarriage pad scuffed near pedals. Equipped with highspeed differential, Pilot Ray driving lights, dual side-mount equipment, Cormorant hood ornament, and trunk. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $181,500. This had everything going for it: one of Packard's best production years, for perhaps its most desirable model, strongly showing period design aesthetics, a good restoration, and kept in turnkey-concours condition. Last seen at RM's Arizona auction in 2003, then a no-sale at $155k (SCM# 30289). On the block today, it was a no-sale at $180k, but a deal was put together by the end of the evening. Well bought. TOP 10 No. 7 #42-1935 AUBURN 851SC boattail speedster. S/N 33206E. Auburn Yellow/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 4,140 miles. Chipped 1981 AACA Senior award badge on grille suggests last date of cosmetic restoration, but still presents very well. Paint looks great, with only light road chipping. All chrome brilliant. Seats lightly wrinkled and glossy, but still supple and presenting well. Heavier chipping on edge of steering wheel rim, but not shabby. $22k restamped, rebuilt, replacement engine and supercharger look fabulous under the hood. soiling and surface rust on the never-touched undercarriage. Includes documentation detailing special order design specs. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $93,500. If you liked both Panel Brougham town cars and Fords, but couldn't stomach a Brewster, this was your car, originally commissioned by someone who wanted a formal car but on a non-ostentatious chassis. Today, it's the only Rollston-bodied Ford and one of very few Ford V8s to qualify as a CCCA Full Classic. Sold during the “More Great Cars” segment, but as far as I'm concerned, it deserved a place in The Main Event. Declared a post-block sale after being bid to just $73k. TOP 10 No. 10 #65-1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO Biarritz convertible. S/N 5762069835. Red/white vinyl/red & white leather. Odo: 1 miles. Recent state-of-the-art restoration with no effort or expense spared, and not used since. Every single piece of sheet metal has been expertly prepped and painted. All chrome triple-plate show finished, including the originally gold Sabre wheels. Top is so well fitted that it almost looks like it has a metal roof under it. You could calibrate a feeler gauge with the door and panel gaps. The stainless quite clean, although exhaust is less than expertly pieced together. Finely fitted reupholstered interior shows only minimal wear on the driver's side carpeting. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $170,500. The first generation Dual-Ghia, based on the Chrysler Firearrow concept car, had its bodywork crafted by Ghia in Italy on a Dodge chassis. The car was then shipped back and fitted with the D-500 first-generation Hemi at Dual Motors in Detroit. Since they were intentionally sold only to social A-listers, these were rare even when new, and today they represent one of the last bastions of coach-built American luxury cars. Not far from market price, but I'll still call this well bought, considering that it's basically turn-key concours.© WARNING: Upgrading to SCM PLATINUM may cause your keyboard to sizzle. Equipped with dual-ratio rear axle, a pair of period Unity spotlights, and factory accessory AM radio. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $396,000. Entire history of the car is known, including ACD Club certification in 1982. Sold last year at Gooding's Scottsdale auction for $264k (SCM# 119055). To be fair, the car was prepared a lot better here, with the engine redone and the cornball fog lamps removed. Still, it's nice to see a seller improve a car and come out ahead once in awhile. A $350k no-sale on the block, but a deal was worked out later accord- 96 As an SCM PLATINUM member you will receive exclusive e-mails giving you near-instant auction results. steel exhaust on the immaculate undercarriage is polished to a higher luster than the chrome on most restorations. Tire tread like new. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $363,000. To put it mildly, it would not have been possible to build this car to such standards when new. So, while this restoration was more expensive, I'll stick to my guns and say that the Morris Minor was the better restoration, simply because it was be- Sign up today and get the inside information you need, sent so fast it may cause your computer to smoke like a two-stroke Saab! www.sportscarmarket.com Sports Car Market

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Auctions America Auburn, IN Auburn Collector Car Auction For long-term Auburn veterans, the list of consignments gave a feeling of the good old days of 10 to 25 years ago Company Auctions America by RM Date September 2-5, 2010 Location Auburn Auction Park Auburn, Indiana Auctioneer Brent Earlywine, Mike Shackleton, Troy Lembert Automotive lots sold / offered 416/877 Sales rate 47% Sales total $13,337,225 High sale 1934 Duesenberg JN convertible sedan, sold at $962,500 Buyer's premium A 1955 Chrysler New Yorker Deluxe wagon on its way to $25,300 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics A lot of things can change in a year—or just 60 days. Last year, everyone in the collector car auction industry assumed that 2009 would be the last year for that annual rite of Labor Day Weekend in Auburn—the Kruse Auction. Dean Kruse had mounting financial problems—both with buyer and sellers—and his 2009 sale was more pathetic than anything ever held on the Kruse Auction property. Yes, the pundits were all but digging the graves. As the state of Indiana had revoked Kruse International's corporate auction license, as well as Dean Kruse's personal license, most everyone had written off any chance of an auction at the Kruse Auction Park for Labor Day 2010. Indeed, Worldwide Auctioneers had expanded their usual nearby catalog sale to create an additional three-day auction of 150 lesser-quality cars each day, pre-emptively filling the void left by Kruse. But everything changed on July 1, when Rob Myers of RM Auctions announced that he had purchased the auction park from Kruse—and was forming a division separate from RM to run it, called Auctions America. Capping 98 Auburn, IN it off, Myers promised that there would be an auction over Labor Day weekend after all. With only 60 days until the first consignment would be driving onto the auction turntable, Auctions America worked quickly to prepare. Every building got a fresh coat of paint, parking areas were seal coated or repaved, and the auction podiums were rebuilt with new turntables. They kept the twin auction blocks, but not the third. There would be no threering circus for Rob Myers. Those of us who are Auburn regulars would arrive to find a greatly improved facility. The cars also came. Auctions American planned for more than 1,000, but settled for 877. Following the last gavel, 416 of those cars were declared sold, yielding a sales rate of 47% and $13.3 million in sales. The big dog for the four days was a 1934 Duesenberg JN with a Rollston convertible sedan body, which brought $962,500. This was most fitting, as it has historically been a Duesy that brings the most at this auction, which takes place simultaneously with the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival. For long-term Auburn veterans, the list of consignments gave a feeling of the good old days of 10 to 25 years ago, when one ring would spend most of Sunday selling Big Iron, focusing on the three local marques, as well as Packards, Rolls-Royces, and Pierce-Arrows. Even the post-war cars were strong, for an overall marked improvement in the quality of consignments. If there was one segment that seemed sparse, it was muscle cars, but most of those consignors are sitting on the sidelines until that market improves. Based upon what was accomplished in 60 days, next year's event should be a Duesy. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Auctions America Auburn, IN ENGLISH #1028-1961 AUSTIN MINI Cooper Replica sedan. S/N A25780364. British Racing Green/white painted & black cloth/ black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 66,630 miles. No mention made of the car's history, how it got to the U.S., or how it was originally configured. Newer repaint and bumper replate. Heavily modified from stock, with 1200cc motor fed from nitrous bottle between the front seats. '70s-vintage interior components in generally good condition, showing light wear. Loose lous car for someone to enjoy. Good bones— which means all the panels fit really well—and that makes this one the one to have. Was for sale after the auction at an asking price of $130k—and that's the market today for a really clean, original Speedster that's ready to go. No, the swapped transmission didn't mean too much to the value here; but the original engine did. #W606-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304412019452. Red/red hard top/black soft top/black MB Tex. Odo: 14,602 miles. Comes with both types of tops, new soft top not shown at auction. Low effort repaint, with several scratches and chipped-off panel edges, traces of dark green and pale yellow under the hood. Light dings on most of the things sorted out by '76. This was also very much the exception in that the owner mods were few and non-invasive, since modified examples were the rule in the '80s when I was running one. Solid as a rock, so was money well spent, since the days of good, cheap '02s are gone. AMERICAN #1061-1929 DUESENBERG MODEL J 7-passenger lwb sedan. S/N 2128. Eng. # J297. Dark blue & black/black vinyl/black leather & tan cloth. Odo: 35,024 miles. Neither the chassis, body, nor engine come from the same car. Current configuration by Fran Roxas in the late '80s, and is show—if not concours— ready today. Weakest area is paint, with some light chips, scuffing, and polishing swirls. Mostly rechromed brightwork still brilliant. Powertrain and chassis over-restored, if anything, with polished or plated hardware and fitting shifter boot, aftermarket dash-top tachometer, foot-shaped gas pedal. Clean engine bay not at all stock. New exhaust system. 12inch Panasport alloy wheels on fresh Falkens mounted on each corner. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $6,050. Interior fitments were far newer than 1961, and not all production years are eligible for U.S. import, so let's hope the new buyer made sure everything was squared away with that VIN before bidding. Plenty paid along those lines, and best of luck when it comes time to visit the DMV—hopefully in a state that doesn't do inspections of title transfers. GERMAN #W705-1956 PORSCHE 356A Speedster. S/N 81212. Speedster Red/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 38,787 miles. Restored by Eurowerks about a decade ago to Kardex specs after long-term storage in Texas, including paint and trim, but configured for a 12-volt electrical system with modern oil temp and pressure gauges. Original motor, but replacement transmission with synchros and nonoriginal ZF steering box. Concours-quality paint on a tub with only replacement pans and battery tray. Authentic lightly cloudy rechrome. brightwork. Newer carpeting and seat upholstery are authentic repros, door panels redone in plain vinyl. Messy under the hood, with haphazard wiring, thick dust, and fluid weeping. Optional automatic tranny and inoperative a/c. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $14,500. Claimed to have $25k spent on “restoration” over three years. If true, the seller must have been totally upside down. Way silly money for a rag bag Benz. Sold very well. #W324-1976 BMW 2002 2-dr sedan. S/N 2376188. Polaris Silver/navy leather. Odo: 85,588 miles. Repainted at original selling dealership when new due to damage during delivery. Paint just barely dulling, good original chrome. Minor modifications include almost prerequisite front camber adjustment plates, K&N air cleaner, tube headers, and modern DIN-mount stereo. Original upholstery in excellent shape, seat foam collapsing. Old car smell. Aftermarket spark plug wires small components contrasting with gloss black engine bay and apple green motor. Inside, paint is peeling off face of drum speedometer. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $357,500. This chassis's original engine was J102 and carried a Hollbrook Town Sedan body. In later years, the body was removed and exchanged for a Torpedo phaeton body, and a J297 engine from a long-wheelbase Willoughby limousine was installed. Body was originally mounted on 2172/J155. E.L. Cord's wife used the car after the original owner returned it to Duesenberg Inc. in 1935. This is about the cheapest entry you're going to get into an all-Duesenberg Duesey. #1080-1931 DETROIT ELECTRIC MODEL 97 BROUGHAM coupe. S/N 13625. Dark blue & black/dark gray cloth. Odo: 6,538 miles. Offered at no reserve from the estate of John O'Quinn, who purchased it from a private collection in early 2008. An older, highly presentable restoration, it is also fully functional, with a modern gel cell battery pack in the rear bustle compartment. Showquality repaint on body, not quite as good Minimal wear on reproduction interior soft trim. Includes original 16-inch steelies in addition to the 15s on the car. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $112,000. Not a perfect show queen, but a lovely, straight Speedster that will make a fabu- December 2010 hanging from kludged holders. Rust-prone rear shock towers are clean and solid. Factory optional sunroof. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $12,650. 1976—the final year of 2002 production—is considered the exception to the “round tail lights better than square” rule for us '02 fans. While the '74s and '75s badly suffered the whims of the EPA, BMW of North America (recently a stand-alone division of BMW AG) had 99

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Auctions America Auburn, IN on black fenders, with some light chipping. Squeaky clean undercarriage. Expertly reupholstered interior, with right side swivel seat. Front and rear bumpers packed up and sitting in the cabin. On wooden wheels. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $57,200. Made from 1907 through 1939, Detroit Electric managed to survive as long as it did because it was the electric city car favored by ladies of society (most notably Henry Ford's wife Clara). It was simple to operate, with a tiller instead of a steering wheel, and far less cantankerous than petrol-fueled cars of the day. However, then as now, battery technology can only take you so far, with a range of about 50 miles. (Sound familiar?) For this money, you can keep your Tesla. TOP 10 No. 1 #W750-1934 DUESENBERG MODEL JN 4-dr convertible. S/N 2601. Eng. # J570. Maroon/tan cloth/ red leather. Odo: 44,693 miles. Original Rollston convertible sedan body has never been off the chassis. Restored over 30 years ago and still presents well. Paint has some light chipping on panel edges but good luster overall. Lightly scuffed bumpers, rest of brightwork just starting to cloud. Hokey silver-painted hood louvers would have originally been matched to body color. Light seal weeping on motor, drivetrain, and chassis, yet generally compartment, now show ready. On the other hand, not much has been done cosmetically to tive greyhound radiator cap. Offered at no reserve from the John O'Quinn estate. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $27,500. Early in its existence this was owned by Leonard Slye, whose band—the O-Bar-O Cowboys—toured the Southwest. When the group changed their name to The Sons of the Pioneers, Leonard changed his name to Roy Rogers, and they eventually moved on to classier modes of transport. Even as a plain-Jane woody with issues, this was still well bought—and as a Roy Rogers collectible, exceptionally well. Arguably the best buy of the auction. #1064-1934 PACKARD TWELVE Series 1106 Replica boattail speedster. S/N 902172. Black/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 78 miles. Replica of the LeBaron runabout speedster, body done by Fran Roxas. Authentically detailed like the three real speedsters, with LeBaron emblems, radiator cap, and twin-cloisonné wheel center emblems mounted on the rear of body. Paint, chrome, panel fit, and upholstery all concours quality. Soft top seems thrown together at the last minute—just like the real ones. Cleanly detailed motor, chassis the undercarriage, ever. The last time someone was under it was when a low budget exhaust system was added. Minimal wear on the whole of the restored interior and convertible top. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $105,600. While no longer a trophy magnet, this 810 has been kept up well enough to use as a touring car—something that can't be claimed by most of these reputedly temperamental Cords. Bought well, as it will have appeal until the end of time. #W700-1939 PACKARD 120 Series 1701 convertible. S/N B310404AA. Cream yellow/ tan cloth/black leather. Odo: 37,549 miles. Appears to have been restored over 25 years ago. 50th anniversary AACA cloisonné badge on grille guard. Old repaint damaged where butterfly hood has been improperly opened and closed. Most brightwork replated a long time ago. Older reupholstery work worn and imperfectly installed but still presentable. With well kept up. Interior soft trim looks as new as it did when the car left the restoration shop. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $962,500. One of the ten later production “JN” Duesenbergs, with slightly updated semi-skirted fenders, bulletstyle headlights, lower body mounting points, and smaller 17-inch diameter wheels. This one has bounced around between a number of collectors, including the Imperial Palace Collection, as part of the largest single collection of Duesenbergs yet assembled. Sold today $100k to $300k below the estimate, but was still within $100k of the magical million dollars for the top sale at any venue this weekend. All parties should be pleased. BEST BUY #E641-1934 FORD BB 1-Ton wood wagon truck. S/N 809432. Gray, black, & natural wood/black vinyl/ brown vinyl. Odo: 48,737 miles. One-off body on a 1-ton chassis. Loose fitting door frames, probably from shrinkage. Wood is just about due for a revarnish. Older, adequate repaint on the sheet metal, better quality bumper replate. Modern truck reflectors tacked on. Seats look like they were stolen from a 1930s train station. Engine bay dusty but not greasy. Equipped with a Columbia 2-speed rear axle and automo 100 shows some light lubricant weeping. With optional AM radio, Pilot Ray driving lights, wind wings, and twin cowl-mounted spot lights. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $275,000. Three original Speedsters were built, plus two replicas, for a total of five. This sold for a quarter the value of the real ones (not that they change hands all that often), which was also probably about the cost of the project, not unlike a 1969 Camaro done up as a Yenko SC. Last sold at RM's Amelia Island sale in 2006 for $533,500, nearly double the amount today (SCM# 41026). #1060-1936 CORD 810 phaeton. S/N 2471H. Cream yellow/black cloth/brown leather. Odo: 21,245 miles. Restored over a decade ago, extensive electrical and transmission work within the last year. Very presentable repaint, with light polishing swirls. Ditto on the replated chrome. Recently touched up engine overdrive, dual side-mount spare tires, “donut pusher” hood ornament, glove box door clock, and grille guard. Period accessory driving and spot lights. Modern clamp-on door post mirror and wide whitewalls. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $44,000. With overdrive and added radials, these make for a pre-war car that's nice to drive. The straight eight has sufficient power and torque, and the rear sway bar and independent front suspension help handling. (So long as the Handi-Shift linkage is set up and used properly.). This I know was a good buy, even though it was just driver grade. So I feel for the seller and rather wish I were the buyer. #E668-1941 CADILLAC SERIES 62 rep- lica 4-dr woodie wagon. S/N 5342864. Maroon & two-tone wood/black vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 13,195 miles. Modern creation wagon body, utilizing period construction techniques. Chassis and sheet metal restored to high quality at least a decade ago. Tinwork repainted well, but now has a few scratches on Sports Car Market

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Auctions America Auburn, IN fender tops. Build quality of the wood body generally good, even if some of the proportions don't seem to flow well. Door fit spotty. Wood about due for a revarnish. Generic pleats on fresh seat leather. Brake pedal rubber pad missing. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $42,350. Offered at no reserve from the estate of John O'Quinn, who purchased it at the 2005 RM auction in Phoenix. Several steps above the typical farmer-made Model T woody conversion, but the concept is not far removed. Basically, the builder probably had a 4-dr sedan, but knew he didn't want to pay to restore it as a sedan. Being one of none, it is what it is, and offering at no reserve is the only way to determine its value. Today, it was a $42k car. Tomorrow, who knows? #E623-1955 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER DELUXE 6-passenger wagon. S/N N5521079. Pink & off-white/pink vinyl. Odo: 16,280 miles. 331-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Mostly original paint getting thin on fender tops, body filler showing in repainted bottom section. Chrome in excellent shape, newer bumper rechrome more brilliant than possible in '55. Heavier soiling on carpeting and rear parcel area, water staining on kick panels. Period gray recessed center bed section, and modified rear license plate lights (as the originals were prone to breaking). Reupholstered bench seat in plain vinyl. Repro rubber floor mat. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $9,460. While Rampsides are still relatively easy to find, very few Loadsides were built, and there's a good reason for that—the recessed center bed section was pretty much useless, both in 1962 and in 2010. Still, the selling price is in the zone for a Forward Control today. #W692-1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 20867S108495. Red/red hard top/red vinyl. Odo: 32,750 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. NOM generic 350 small block, with no attempt made at maintaining original spec. Wears Edelbrock chrome valve covers and air cleaner, matte white tube headers and 1980s GM corporate blue cast iron bits. Slightly wavy bodywork with newer repaint. Doors don't latch well, due to newer door-to-body seals and poor fit between door glass Last seen at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale last January (where I logged it into my Corvair body tag registry database) and at the Fall Carlisle auction in 2008 (SCM# 118069). Incredibly big, huge, silly money here, even factoring in the low miles, but at least an early model Corvair finally gets some respect. #W379-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 30867S108251. Silver/black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 45,088 miles. 327-ci 360hp fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. “Numerous NCRS Top Flight awards,” but none on display with car. Correct year rebuilt motor, but not claimed to be original. Better than stock paint when redone, accumulated light patina now resembles original. Dash more faded than rest of upholstery. Well detailed under the hood when web seat belts, plaid front seat cover. Newer motor repaint, but in incorrect '60s Hemi Orange. With backup lights as well as power brakes and steering. Aftermarket stainless steel rear wind deflectors and antenna-mount AAA thermometer. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $25,300. 1955 was the first year of the “Forward Look” body, which soon evolved the tailfins so iconic of the '50s. With few made and darn few surviving in any condition, this was a good buy. #W348-1962 CHEVROLET CORVAIR 95 LOADSIDE pickup. S/N 2R124S117797. Green & gray/tan vinyl. Odo: 2,012 miles. Original color unknown. NOM car engine, with no truck-specific components on it. Standard level trim, but now with deluxe full wheel covers. Bumpers are correct for being painted, but not the same hue as the belly stripe. Very solid body, with good panel gaps, even if the doors don't shut easily. Updates include radial tires, wood false floor over the 102 and hardtop seals. Recent seat upholstery, door panels, and carpeting, all expertly installed. Used car undercarriage with non-stock exhaust and plenty of rust. On radial tires. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $32,725. 1962 was the only year for the 327 in a C1, but that was a moot point here. Provided that you either already have or know where to find a 327, this wasn't all that bad of a buy for something you could keep driving until the replacement is ready (assuming you do all of the work yourself). Not bad either, if you just want a look-at-me car to drive around. #E320-1963 CHEVROLET CORVAIR Monza 900 Club coupe. S/N 30927W212948. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 3,136 miles. 145-ci H6, 2x1-bbl, auto. All original, with 3,136 miles from new, as it has spent most of its existence in the Sloan Museum in Flint. Wonderful, well maintained original paint, showing a few light flaws from the Willow Run paint booth. Flawless chrome. Dealer accessory gas filler door trim and rubber front floormat. The interior looks just as it did in 1963, with not even a seam separation. Engine compartment clean but not detailed. Only service parts such as belt and tires have been replaced. A veritable time capsule. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $23,100. Sports Car Market restored, but now shows light soiling and fuel staining. Configured with signal seeking AM radio, power windows, steering, and brakes. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $65,175. As they say for 1963 ‘Vettes, “If the top goes down, the price goes down.” With far more convertibles made than the iconic Split-Window coupes, a 1963 rag top is worth about the same (and basically is the same) as a 1964. If it were a coupe, we'd be in six-digit pricing. As an open car, this was market priced, a little less than the $67,500 it was bid to at Russo and Steele's Monterey 2008 auction (SCM# 117471).©

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eBay Motors Online Sales Heavy Hitting Haulers People have some pretty weird fantasies. If yours involves pretending to deliver milk really quickly, well, the winning bidder might be you Report by Geoff Archer Market opinions in italics S ooner or later, everyone needs to haul something. Why get a boring old pickup when you can do it in style? Condition inferred from seller's descriptions; cars were not physically examined by the author. All quoted material taken from the eBay listings. (sf=seller's feedback; bf=buyer's feedback) Reading, PA. “I restored it to look like a vintage milk truck inside and out—but drive like a modern vehicle. Everything on this truck is new or has been rebuilt. The body of the truck is very solid—no rust in the frame or floors. It does have Bondo. Paint job looks good from 5 feet away but is not show quality. Some flaws: nicks, dents, etc.” “Mustang II front suspension with 11” disc brakes and power rack and pinion steering. It's a great driver that attracts #110561659606-1939 GMC FUTURLINER bus. S/N 9. Red, white, and blue. Odo: 7,000 miles. 23 Photos. Reseda, CA. “Bob has owned Futurliner #9 since 1984 and has made extensive modifications... Art Deco interior with stainless steel and chrome highlights... sculpted metal ceiling with matching bar and interior door facings... 8' bar with built-in bar stools... carpeted and upholstered rear- lounge area. out from each side of the engine bay at 45-degree angles. “2-2 FOUR BARRELL TUNNEL RAM CARBS. 2- 400 TURBO TRANSMISSIONS. 9 INCH FORD REAR END, 4 LINK. COIL OVER, WILLWOOD DISKS. THIS CAR HAS RECIEVED BEST ENGINEERED VEHICLE FROM THE 2010 WORLD OF WHEELS KANSAS CITY. a lot of attention!” Lowered 8 inches. 302 Ford V8. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $24,200. Did you read about that judge from Intercourse, PA who was arrested for handing women hollowed-out acorns stuffed with condoms? Well, suffice it to say, people have some pretty weird fantasies. If yours involves pretending to deliver milk really quickly, well, the winning bidder might be you. I'm going to say you overpaid (#2 money for a #3 vehicle) but you're not going to cry over spilt milk. #120610585263-1950 WHITE COE short Storage areas, AC power, front circular entryway, sculptured light fixtures, and carpeting throughout. Restoration is complete except for the bathroom and bar plumbing.” 1 bid, sf 22. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $800,000. Clearly hoping lightning will strike twice, the seller suggested to bidders, “don't call just to ask about the price unless you got over a million plus dollars in your pocket.” Buy-It-Now was $1.2m. Since the fateful Barrett-Jackson comparable sold for $4.3m in January 2006 (SCM# 40076), GM has gone bankrupt, and the entire world economy has gone the way of the L.A. Streetcar. High bid should have been enough. pickup. S/N DMA26437. Burnt orange/black leather. Odo: 500 miles. 104 #200494109585-1946 CHEVROLET 5 Photos. Independence, MO. Radical drivetrain design with “TWIN 454 CHEVY ENGINES” sticking BEST IN CLASS RADICAL ROD CUSTOM. HAS BEEN FEATURED ON DREAM CAR TV. HAS WON OVER 30 CAR SHOWS IN THE LAST YEAR.” 2 bids, sf 23. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $25,000. People say it's annoying being the friend with the pickup: Everybody wants to borrow it to move, bring home that new flatscreen, bag those leaves, etc. I'm guessing that with less cargo capacity than a Lotus Super 7, whoever bought this pickup will have no such problems. Other issues might arise, though, like sucking pigeons, seagulls, and small dogs into the carbs, breaking windows each time he starts it up, or simply incinerating his footwear. In all, a fair deal for the guy who thinks those are good problems to have. #150387962920-1950 DIVCO MILK TRUCK delivery van. S/N 1500419. Tan & green/gray leather. Odo: 300 miles. 12 Photos. flatbed. S/N 383324. Black & white/gray vinyl. Odo: 3,000 miles. 11 Photos. Escondido, CA. “SHOW TRUCK BUILT IN THE EARLY NINTIES BY A TEAM OF NEW YORK CITY RETIRED COPS KNOWN AS THE “CRUSING LAWMAN” ORIGINALLY SET UP AS A DRAG TRUCK FOR EXIBITION. RECENTLY DISCOVERED TUCKED AWAY IN STORAGE AND BROUGHT BACK TO ITS FORMER GLORY, ALL NEW PAINT AND CUSTOM INTERIOR WITH HAND MADE WOOD DASH, AIR HORNS, SPARE SET OF REAR TIRES. DUAL STACK HAVE FLAME THROWERS, POWER LIFTGATE.” Sports Car Market

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440 V8, auto. “DRIVES AND RUNS OUTSTANDING. WOULD MAKE A COOL HAULER FOR A COUPLE OF HARLEYS OR A VINTAGE SPRINT CAR.” Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $18,900. One of the pictures features 6 barrels of beer photoshopped into the bed, with hypothetical graphics reading “Arrogant Bastard Ale: You're Not Worthy.” I pity the fellow who opens one after a bouncy ride on this wheelbase. Getting attention is probably the best business use of this machine. With that in mind price was fair—possibly a bargain if your brand is a perfect match for the truck. #160438891128-1953 GMC SCHOOL BUS hot rod. S/N na. Yellow & black/black vinyl. 16 Photos. Victoria, BC Canada. “This is a wicked cruiser. There is so much to list and tell about this too cool for scool bus. Used in one of the superman movies and has some t.v. history, it has all just been redone has new paint and all new metal body. It has a iroc dash... Tuned port inj setup it is all from an iroc camaro. 4 speed automatic 700r4 and to business creating the Medical Marijuana Mobile. This made him neither famous nor wealthy, but given the number of people who responded (many of whom are likely being interviewed by the DEA as I type), man was it awesome, dude. Oh, crap. You don't think anybody heard me say that, do you? I have the strangest feeling that somebody I don't know is reading this column... #260583102086-2009 BRAWN GP MOTORSPORTS semi trailer. White, black, & yellow/white. 4 Photos. Oxford, UK. One of two nearly identical listings. Jenson Button #22 and union jack logo. “SALE BY ORDER OF THE HIGH COURT.” No description or explanation. Seller is “the_sheriffs_office” who “offer nationwide enforcement of County and High Court Judgments over £600. We also offer property repossession, eviction of tenants or trespassers and tracing services. Things I Date sold: 09/25/2010 eBay auction ID: 300469835828 Seller Type: Multi-line Dealer Seller: Coral Springs Auto Mall, Coral Springs, FL, www.coralspringsautomall.com Sale Type: Used car w/1,346 mi. VIN: WBSKG9C5XBE368278 Details: White/Black. “Competition Package…Premium Package, the Technology Package, the Enhanced Premium Sound System and the M Double Clutch Transmission.” Sale result: $66,289, 12 bids, sf 120. MSRP: $73,655 Other current offering: South Coast Mitsubishi, Costa Mesa, CA, www.southcoastmitsubishi.com, asking $69,999 for a similarly equipped white car w/ 244 mi. 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder Online sales of contemporary cars. 2011 BMW M3 Coupe Fresh Meat more. Door works really nice. Has been in many carshows in its history. Has a bench in back that folds into a full size bed. It is turn key runs and drives.” 16 bids, sf 297. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $13,500. In a world where “riding the short bus” is common derisive slang for being mentally handicapped, arriving in this particular hot rod might be less than beneficial to one's reputation. Furthermore, I'm not sure what sleeping in the short bus (alone or accompanied) says about a person. At this price there were sixteen people who were willing to find out. Good for them. Fun truck, fair price. I am guessing it would have brought a lot more with a (bio) diesel. #190350208549-1981 FORD F350 ar- mored car. S/N 2FDJF37Z2BCA52200. White/gray vinyl. Odo: 59,116 miles. 6 Photos. Denver, CO. 59k mi. “Re-Conditioned in 2008, new tires, new paint, complete interior re-do with new seats and carpet. New safe in rear compartment. Video Surveillance inside and out, electric door controls. Commercial Air Conditioner... siren is new and completly functional. Outfitted as a mobile gold buying truck. Could also serve as a Armored truck service, Medical Marijuana Sales or Delivery. Gold Buying, Pizza Delivery (rough neighborhoods). Runs very well, excellent condition.” 1 bid, sf 342. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,500. So as soon as the whole medical marijuana thing happened, “stephenincolorado” got down December 2010 sell: Goods seized in accordance with the law. Things I buy: Office stationery. Languages spoken: English.” 85 bids, sf 41. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $98,245. OK then. It looks like the Sherriff's Office will be buying a lot of office supplies. Both trailers sold, with 80+ bidders affirming the decision to hold this ultimate F1 fanboy toyhauler sale on eBay (as opposed to local live auction). The other trailer saw similar bidding action and sold for only $3k less. Thus, we have to call this “market price” for a Formula One World Champion's hauler being sold at a police auction with no description. © Date sold: 09/28/2010 eBay auction ID: 180564384483 Seller Type: Lamborghini Dealer Seller: Lamborghini Carolinas, Greensboro, NC, www.lamborghinicarolinas.com Sale Type: Used car with 240 miles. VIN: WP0CB2A88BS745528 Details: “Carrera White over Black Leather Sport Seats, with Porsche's trademarked 7 speed ‘PDK' transmission option.” Heated seats. Sound Package Plus. Sport chrono package. “roll bar painted exterior color, headlight cleaners exterior color, & Aluminum footrests” Sale result: $63,500, 11 bids, sf 24. MSRP: $74,005 Other current offering: Mint Motorcars, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, www. mintmotorcar.com, asking $77,500 for a nearly identical car w/241 mi. 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 Date sold: 10/04/2010 eBay auction ID: 320597303833 Seller Type: Chevrolet Dealer Seller: Shaheen Chevrolet, Lansing, MI, www.shaheenlansing.com Sale Type: Used car with 2,620 miles. VIN: 1G1YM2DTXA5800602 Details: White over black & red. Returned to GM due to a front end vibration which turned (pun intended) out to be a bad front wheel. “THIS BEAST IS OUTFITTED WITH THE PAVEMENT RIPPLING 638hp 6.2L LS9 V-8, BACKED BY A 6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION, AND A 3.42 REAR AXLE RATIO!”. Sale result: $93,500, 4 bids, sf 64. MSRP: $112,155 Other current offering: Norm Baker Motor Co., Las Vegas, NV www.normbaker.com, asking $109,799 for a nearly identical white over black car w/2.419 mi. 105

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Mystery Photo Answers Comments With Your Renewal You rock!—Mark Treiber, South “After painting his car the color of the famous blue pill, it swelled and then shrank. —Dennis D'Andrea, Wainscott, NY RUNNER-UP: Dear, does this make my butt look big?—Dale Peterson, Manson, WA Still holding the all-time lap record at Disneyland's Autopia, Bobby sits proudly in the fully restored, record-holding car. Says Bobby, “Yes, you can go back!”—Doug and Gabby McDonald, Bountiful, UT The first car from the newly merged corporation between Mini and Jaguar.—Gary Gottschalk, Lancaster, PA I garage it in the Tiffany's box it was delivered in.—Brian Dale, Wilmette, IL M. C. Escher displays his Jaguar collection.—Philip Ewald, via email The ergonomics are fantastic with all controls at your fingertips. 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SCM Weekly Poll Results Each Tuesday morning in our free SCM Weekly Insider e-newsletter, we conduct a poll. Here's how you responded: October 5th (1,034 total votes) Which one of these cars was the best buy at the Mecum St. Charles Auction? A. 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge convertible for $242,000—40% B. 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback for $242,000—32% C. 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle 540/630 for $95,700—19% D. 1958 BMW Isetta for $19,250—9% September 28th (1,256 total votes) Bentley is recalling several cars because of fears the Flying B could impale pedestrians. What other classic cars probably SHOULD have been recalled for lethal hood ornaments? A. The Voisin, as that hood ornament will definitely take your eye out!—28% B. Any 1950s Chevy. If the hood ornament doesn't get you, the fins will.—15% C. 1920s to 1950s Pontiacs. Politically incorrect AND potentially deadly.—7% D. Pierce-Arrow. The name says it all.—50% September 21st (905 total votes) This year's Monterey sales totaled a recordbreaking $172m compared to last year's $120m. In comparison, Scottsdale 2010 totaled $126m. What do this year's Monterey numbers mean for Scottsdale 2011? A. The market is back! $150m isn't out of the question.—6% B. Blue-chip collectibles are hot, but muscle's not: $140m is the number.—42% C. Things are better, but not quite as rosy as they appear. $130m is all we'll see.—24% D. Monterey doesn't reflect the market as a whole, and times are still tough. $110m—28% September 14th (1,291 total votes) Bond cars always make a splash when they head to auction. What was the best Bond buy? A. “Goldfinger” 1965 Aston Martin DB5— RM Auctions, 1/20/06, $2,090,000—65% B. “For Your Eyes Only” 1980 Lotus Turbo Esprit—Coys, 7/18/09, $171,835—5% C. “The Spy Who Loved Me” 1976 Lotus Esprit S1—Bonhams, 21/1/08, $165,020.—10% D. “Octopussy” 1983 Tuk-Tuk—Coys, 7/18/09, $2,867—20% Vote on the latest poll at www.sportscarmarket.com or in your SCM Weekly Insider e-newsletter. December 2010 107

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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $44/month ($66 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit sportscarmarket.com/classifieds-post.php to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. E-mail: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snailmail: Showcase, PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. English 1936 Bentley 4¼ Liter Special Order Mulliner V Windscreen Drophead Coupe 1956 Austin Healey 100M Le Mans 1964 Jaguar XKE 3.8 Coupe Black on black. Very nice cond. Approx. 11K miles. 302 ci, 4bbl carb.,5-spd.,Hallibrand knock offs. No dents or dings. More photos upon request. $72,000. Contact Erik- 904.742.6106, email: eolsen@olsenassociates.com. 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish S A spectacular California car finished in black with black leather. All matching numbers. Original books, tools, spare, jack. Perfect mechanicals, gorgeous cosmetics. Ready to perform flawlessly on rallys, tours, or just for weekend cruising. $69,000. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, Website: deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) 1967 Jaguar Series 1 Jet black/black-red. Like new condition with only 1,975 miles. 520HP V-12 with paddleshift. 3M protection and navigation. Original MSRP $267,000. $149,000. Contact Robert- 410.923.6138, email: rtwinnard@aol.com. German 1953 BMW 327/2 A superb driver, the car has undergone a complete engine overhaul by Acme Garage of Oakland. Recent new paint and interior. Complete ownership history, handbook, full history and most tools. Extremely sporty with a low rakish v-windscreen, v-shaped instrument facier & the elongated hood covering the cowl. One of the most striking Darby dropheads ever built. Crail Automobiles. $58,000. Contact Charles805.568.1934, email: eenberg@msn.com Website: www.charlescrail.com. (CA) 1952 Bentley Mark IV Saloon Well sorted. Known in the VSCAA for over 30 years. Great condition. $35,000. Contact Rick631.732.0235, email: rslittle@optonline.net. 1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite Very rare LHD So Cal car w/ factory sunroof. Black over blue w/ blue-gray leather/ blue piping. 123k miles. One family owned. Extensive service history. Excellent driver. Crail Automobiles. $58,000. Contact Charles- 805.568.1934, email: eenberg@msn.com Website: www.charlescrail.com. (CA) 1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn 3 year, rotisserie restoration fully documented and photographed. Consistent 1st place show winner including 2008 National Austin Healey Conclave and Regional Encounter meets. Featured in Hemmings Sports and Exotic Magazine. Call Pete for much more info. $19,000. Contact Peter- 856.667.6657, email: motorcargarage@hotmail.com. 1962 MG Midget Very rare LHD Cal car w/ auto, sunroof. All tools and records. Black w/ red leather. Excellent mechanics. Almost show condition. Crail Automobiles. Contact Charles- 805.568.1934, email: eenberg@msn.com Website: www.charlescrail.com. (CA) One owner 1962-2010. 48K miles. Original old English white and original black interior. Northern California car from new. Tools, jack, tonneau, etc. Only original once. $9,500. Contact James650.321.8085, email: hoodhill@aol.com. (CA) 108 Sports Car Market 302 Ford with new 5-speed transmission. Frame and suspension painted with new bushings. Runs perfect. Call for more pictures and information. $19,500. Contact David- 801.699.3928. 1985 AC MK IV BRG EKT, tan top and interior. Documented Donovan Motorcars restoration. JDHT certificate. Numbers matching. Complete service records. L/T owner. A lovely XKE Series 1 Roadster fully serviced and ready to enjoy. Contact Charles- 203.912.8720, email: charlesengland@sbcglobal.net. 1967 Sunbeam Alpine roadster This 1967 Sunbeam Alpine Series V is one of the last 6,000 Alpines produced and has the original 1725cc engine with Stromberg carbs and all-synchro four speed. Photos available upon request. $12,500. Contact John- 206.715.1264, email: jrbayer3@ yahoo.com. (VA) 1973 TVR V8 Conversion Fully restored in Florida Green and Old English White. All matching numbers with BMIHT certificate. Eligible for all American & European events. $139,000. Contact Ron- 415.336.5622, email: ron@ cammisamotor.com Website: www.cammisa.net. 1959 Lotus Seven Fully restored, numbers matching, 3rd owner from new. Stunning, drop dead gorgeous, complete tool kit, books, and manuals. Contact Steve303.799.1999, email: streborsgarage@yahoo.com. 1967 Jaguar XKE Series 1 Roadster Frame off restoration by respected BMW expert Maniford Browdowski. Restoration receipts and photo documentation. $125,000. Contact- 510.653.7555, email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Website: www. fantasyjunction.com. (CA) 1960 Mercedes-Benz ”Unimog” Radio Command Truck A solid and ultra-assertive former war machine that's ready to show or shoot! The big war, military ‘box' is loaded with all the original war equipment, inc desks, radio gear, ammo boxes, gun racks and of course - gun ports - just the way it was used during the great ‘Atomic Age' Cold War! Good running and reliably powered by a 6 cylinder, gasoline, MercedesBenz engine (similar to the 220/250 & SLs of its day), for easy maintainence. Has 6-speed transmission and it's a 4x4 for enormeous mountain climbing, pull (or plow) power. $175,000. Contact Robert760.327.1968, email: carapraisr@aol.com. 1964 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Black plate California car restored to true 100% factory correct concours condition. All matching numbers, original colors of Bahama blue, white interior, white top. All original books, tools. A flawless car, fully sorted to drive as new. $34,000. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, Website: deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Convertible

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Maybe the best 280 we've ever had in our inventory and a car we've known well for 20 years. Great history, 76,000 original miles. Dark Olive green, cognac leather. rare factory A/C, floor shift automatic. Mint in every way. $85,000. Contact Matthew203.852.1670, Website: deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) 1986 Mercedes-Benz 420 SEL 1970s, two owners total. Perfect condition in every way. Red, black leather. A few tasteful mods that can easily be brought back to original. $75,000. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, Website: deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) 1992 Ferrari 512TR Pristine, original, everything works. Cold A/C, all records from new. 113k miles. Email or call for 50+ page pdf with pics and records. $3,900. Contact Dave- 651.216.1265, email: dave@daveknowscars. com. (MN) Italian 1953 Maserati A6GCS American 1923 Marmon 34B Speedster Only 7300 miles on red and tan 512TR. Tubi exhaust installed, comes with original. Maintenance is up-to-date. Car is perfect. $98,000. Contact Ron415.336.5622, email: ron@cammisamotor.com Website: www.cammisa.net. Desirable, competitive car. $200K in Epifani Restoration receipts. FIA Heritage Certificate. Includes spare engine #2067 $1,950,000. Contact510.653.7555, email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Website: www.fantasyjunction.com. (CA) 1960 Ferrari 250 PF Coupe 4 Passenger Speedster, only one left, 10 year old ground up restoration, spectacular, big 136 inch wheelbase, dual windshield & sidemounts, great tour car, top speed 80 mph. $84,500. Contact Walter315.247.2388, email: info@autolit.com. (NY) 1932 Ford ”California Speedster” Restored, long time Southern California car, rare hood scoop. Stirring performance. Least expensive 250 2-seater $250,000. Contact- 510.653.7555, email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Website: www. fantasyjunction.com. (CA) 1973 Ferrari 246GT This is Steve Moal's personal '32 Roadster. 454 engine, 4 speed, Halibrand quick change rear-end. Every detail on this Speedster exudes creativity and craftsmanship. $98,000. Contact Ron- 415.336.5622, email: ron@cammisamotor.com Website: www. cammisa.net. 1936 Ford 3 Window Resto Mod Excellent condition throughout. Recently rebuilt carbs, cams, distributor, steering rack, and brakes. Strong engine, excellent handling car. $125,000. Contact Karl- 703.861.9473, email: karl@ riverbendpond.com. 1974 DeTomaso Pantera GTS Original steel body. Full body-off restoration. 430HP Chevy ZZ4 crate engine. Custom ultra-leather interior on original seats. Classic SS grill. AC, power everything. Contact Tommy- email: valdes86@ bellsouth.net. © Authentic factory GTS with same owner since late December 2010 109

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RESOURCE DIRECTORY Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 x222 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Appraisals Fur. 33.1.42992056, 33.1.42991639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. artcurial@auction.fr www.artcurial.com. (FR) tor House Lyncastle Road Warrington England. WA4 4BSN www.handh. co.uk. (UK) also be working with Automania for sales in South Dakota. For personalized service contact us. http://www.saaasinc. com. (CO) Mecum Collector Car AuctionBarrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694, 480.421.6697. For nearly four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service, and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watch unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www. barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) Bonhams. +, +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. www.bonhams.com. (UK) Bonhams & Butterfields. 415.391.4000, 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103 www.butterfields.com. (CA) Branson Collector Car Auction. 800.335.3063, 417.336.5616. 1316 W. Hwy. 76, Suite 199, Branson, MO 65616. www.bransonauction.com. (MO) eers. 815.568.8888, 815.568.6615. The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for over 23 years, offering an industryleading 5,000 collector cars per year. Watch Mecum Auctions live on Discovery's HD Theater. Consignment, bidder and event information is available online. 950 Greenlee ST, Marengo, IL 60015 www.mecumauction.com. (IL) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290, 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262 www. classic-carauction.com. (CA) The Worldwide Group. 866.273.6394, Established by John Kruse and Rod C. Egan, The Worldwide Group— Auctioneers, Appraisers and Brokers —is one of the world's premier auction houses, specializing in the procurement and sale of the world's finest automobiles and vintage watercraft. www.wwgauctions.com. (IN) Tom Mack Classics. 888.TOM. MACK, PO Box 1766, Indian Trail, NC 28079. Three annual auctions in Charlotte, NC: April, September, and January. Selling Southern muscle, collector, and antique cars with experience and integrity for 24 years. North Carolina auction license 4017. www.tommackclassics.com. (NC) Alfa Romeo RM Auctions, Inc.. 800.211.4371, 519.351.1337. Celebrating 30 years in the collector car industry, RM Auctions and its associated companies are responsible for acquisitions, restorations and sales of the world's rarest and most valuable vintage automobiles, including record-breaking sales in Maranello, Italy and London, UK. RM's restoration division achieved unprecedented accolades in 2006, when the Company earned “Best of Show” honors at the world's top three collector car events in a single year. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Russo and Steele Collector AuCarlisle Collector Car Auctions. 717.243.7855, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Spring and Fall Auctions. High-line cars cross the block. Hundreds of muscle cars, antique, collector, and special-interest cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Real Cars. Real Prices. www.carlisleauctions.com. (PA) eBay Motors. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Visit the “Services” section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. www.ebaymotors.com. tomobile Auctions. 602.252.2697, 602.252.6260. Specializing in the finest European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo and Steele hosts two record breaking ALL RESERVE auctions per year; Monterey, CA every August and Scottsdale, AZ every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) Santiago Collector Car Auctions. 405.475.5079, 501 E. Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Rocky: rockydb5@sbcglobal.net. (OK) Centerline Products. 888.750.ALFA, Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 30 years - rely on our experience to build and maintain your dream Alfa. Restoration, maintenance, and performance parts in stock for Giulietta through 164. Newly developed products introduced regularly. Check our web site for online store, new arrivals, tech tips, and special offers. www.centerlinealfa. com. (CO) Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 800.890.2532, 510.525.9519. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkley, CA 94710. Large selection of parts from Giulietta to 164. Efficient, personal service. www.alfapartscatalog.com. (CA) International Auto Appraisers Motoring Investments. 619-238- 1977, Award winning restorations, brokerage, sales & locating. Vintage German, Italian & British Mercedes specialist - SL, Pagoda & other models “Our website is a virtual buyer's guide for the 280SL.” www.motoringinvestments.com. American Resource. Use IAAA Appraisers' to perform insurance and legal appraisals and pre-purchase inspections; It is IAAA the largest association that certifies auto appraisers, who follow ethics, participate in ongoing training for IAAA/Uniform Standards for Automotive Appraisal Procedures™. Certifications include Master Automotive Appraiser™ and Automotive Arbitration/ Mediation Umpire™. The apprentice program was used by Mitchell International and other qualified applicants from the automotive industry. Locate IAAA members and get association info. www.autoappraisersassociation. com. Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, Gooding & Company's experts are well-qualified to individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886, Offices located nationwide. Pre-purchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale vales, estates, expert witness testimony. On-site inspection. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. “Not just one man's opinion of value.” See web site for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com. California Dream Cars Apprais- als. 888.314.3366, Over 30 years experience in Southern California appraising classic, antique, special interest, muscle and custom to current-year models. Specializing in pre-purchase inspections, stated value insurance appraisals, insurance disputes, and expert witness testimony. For more info, visit our web site. www.caldreamcars.net.. (CA) USAppraisal. 703.759.9100, Over Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August, the recordsetting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. www.goodingco.com. (CA) H&H Classic Auctions. +44 8458 334455, +44 8458 334433. The Mo- 110 Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@silverauctions.com. www.silverauctions.com. (WA) Shelby American Automotobile Specialty Auto Auctions and Sales. 800.901.0022, Established by Bruce and Helen Douglas in 1987. Based in Colorado and doing auctions in Colorado, Nevada and South Dakota. This year we will join forces with Hot August Nights and B & T Custom Rods for two sales in Nevada. We will Club. 859.368.0222. PO Box 13271, Lexington, KY 40583. 4,000 members worldwide, active regions in most population centers. Dedicated to the preservation, history and enjoyment of Cobras and Shelby Mustangs. Annual national convention; quarterly on-line publication; printed annual; active website and forum; hardcover registries listing every car. Email us at saac@ saac.com. www.saac.com. (CT) 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). dhkinney@usappraisal. com toll free: at 800.872.7772 www. usappraisal.com. (VA) West Coast Auto Appraisals. 310.827.8400, Pre purchase, diminished value, total loss settlements, expert witness. Let us be your eyes and ears, friendly and very knowledgeable car experts, muscle cars, street rods, Sports Car Market

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Europeans, full classics, modern day and more. Servicing all of California, nationwide for larger car collections. Member of IAAA and AMA. Check out our website for a full list of services. www.thecarappraiser.com. (CA) Automobilia Carlectibles. 510.745.8675, Offer- ing a unique selection of quality automotive art, classic posters, vintage toys and models, videos, literature, pedal cars, and automobilia that celebrate the history, achievements, evolution and artistry of the automotive industry and motorsport. Visit us today- you're sure to see things you've never seen before. www.carlectibles.com. (CA) Steve Austin's Automobilia & Great Vacations. 800.452.8434, European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. Buy/Sell/General 2shores International. 920-945- 0450, International marketing services for collector cars. New Showroom in the US! Take advantage of our experience in the global collector market. Based in Wisconsin, working worldwide. Connecting buyers and sellers of collectible automobiles in a global marketplace since 1990. We put our market knowledge to work for you. Call Jurgen today! http://www.2-shores-classics. com/kontakt_us.html. (WI) Woodies USA. 480.694.7929, We buy and sell great woodies - hundreds to date. If you are buying or selling give us a call. We can help. Woodies are fun! Every car collection should have at least one. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona. www.woodiesusa.com. (AZ) Classic Car Transport Motor Auto Express, Inc. 360.661.1734, Enclosed Transport. MAX cares for what you care for. We offer Personal, Private, Professional services with liftgate loading for your vehicles. Please contact Randy McKinley, Owner. maxiet@gmail.com. (WA) Paul Russell and Company. 978.768.6092, 978.768.3525. Specializing in the Preservation and Sales of European Classics, pre-war through the 1970s, since 1978. You can rely on our decades of experience with MercedesBenz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fine collectibles. Repeat customers are the lifeblood of our business. Contact us today to join them. Car Sales Manager, Alex Finigan: Alex@paulrussell.com. www.paulrussell.com. (MA) Mileage, and coverage options for Spare Parts, Trip Interruption, Towing and Labor Costs, Inflation Guard, and Auto Show Medical Reimbursement. Fast, immediate quotes. www.grundy. com. (PA) Kevin Kay Restorations. Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173, We understand the passion and needs of the classic car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www.heacockclassic.com. (FL) Motor Sport Personal Accident Coverage. 441.297.9439, 441.296.2543. Email, mcooke@evolution.bm. Limits up to $1,000,000 including accident medical and helicopter evacuation. Comp Capital Ltd. can obtain coverage at competive rates including drivers over the age of 65. Either 12 month policy covering a whole season and or for specific events. Please contact Mark Cooke and or Kevin Way. English AC Owner's Club Limited. 503.643.3225, 503.646.4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615. The world's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. (OR) Lotus Motorcars of Long Island. 631.425.1555, Factory authorized Lotus dealer. All models welcome, regardless of age. All services as well as our current inventory of new & pre-owned automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) 530.241.8337, 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair, and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems, and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) Motoring Investments. 619-238- 1977, Award winning restorations, brokerage, sales & locating. Vintage German, Italian & British Mercedes specialist - SL, Pagoda & other models “Our website is a virtual buyer's guide for the 280SL.” www.motoringinvestments.com. Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini Passport Transport. 800.325.4267, Brighton Motorsports. 480.483.4682, Brighton Motorsports, Scottsdale Arizona is a unique dealership specializing in Vintage European and American Collector Cars with their Sales/Showroom and Mechanical Repair facility in the heart of Scottsdale's legendary auction arena. They also have a state of the art paint & body shop specially equipped to do all levels of repair and restoration just down the road, creating a one stop shop for the avid car enthusiast. www.brightonmotorsports.com. (AZ) Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a classic, a 60's muscle car, or a modern exotic you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles and it shows. www.PassportTransport. com. Collector Car Insurance Chubb Collector Car Insurance. 1 (866) CAR-9648, The Chubb Collector Car Insurance program provides flexibility by allowing you to choose the agreed value and restoration shop. Broad coverage includes no mileage restrictions and special pricing for large schedules. For more information contact us at 1(866)CAR-9648 or www. chubbcollectorcar.com. Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959, 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) Carobu Engineering. 949.722.9307, Ferrari specialist. Engine rebuilding/ development, dyno-testing, parts and service. Your source for high performance brakes, suspension, gaskets, engine parts, wheels and exhaust. Dealer for Tubi, Brembo, Koni, Razzo Rosso, Sangalli, Zanzi, Novitech Rosso and X-Ost. WWW.CAROBU.COM. AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC.. 631.425.1555, All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servcing-complete mechanical restorations/ rebuilds - Cosmetic repair/paintwork to complete frame off restoration - Large inventory of parts. All services as well as our current unventory of automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) FerrariChat.com. The largest on- line Ferrari community in the world with over 80,000 registered users. 3,000 new posts a day from Ferrari owners, historians, and enthusiasts along with 5 Million in our archives. Over 1,000 ads in our Classifieds www.ferrarichat.com. Motoring Investments. 619-238Doc's Jags. 480.951.0777, Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, 760.758.0600. sales 760.758.6100.Fullservice restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. “Where great cars achieve perfection.” Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase. com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) December 2010 Grundy Worldwide. 800.338.4005, With 60 years of experience in servicing and preserving the collector vehicle hobby, Grundy provides “The Gold Standard” of insurance, offering the most options to you: Agreed Value, No Model Year Limitation, Unlimited 480.951.3339. Restoration Center 623.869.8777. 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ. 85027. The world's BIGGEST and BEST Jaguar Web site. #1 in Jaguars WORLDWIDE. Largest inventory of all models. Ask for “DOC.” Email doc@docsjags.com www.docsjags. com. (AZ) 1977, Award winning restorations, brokerage, sales & locating. Vintage German, Italian & British Mercedes specialist - SL, Pagoda & other models “Our website is a virtual buyer's guide for the 280SL.” www.motoringinvestments.com. Randy Simon. 310.274.7440, ^ 310.274.9809. I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis, and Lamborghinis. If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please call anytime for straight advice on the market. 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RESOURCE DIRECTORY ly paid. simonrandy@aol.com (CA) Motoring Investments. RPM Classic Sports Cars. 802.877.2645, With over 25 years of experience in Classic Italian Sports cars, we know how to make your car perform as new. Please visit our website showing numerous cars for sale and a frequently updated BLOG to see what is going on in our busy shop including video links of engines being run on a test stand and on a chassis dynamometer. Our two car enclosed transporter makes getting your car to our shop within the northeast a breeze. www. rpmvt.com. 619.238.1977, Award winning restorations, brokerage, sales & locating. Vintage German, Italian & British Mercedes specialist - SL, Pagoda & other models “Our website is a virtual buyer's guide for the 280SL.” www. motoringinvestments.com. Import/Export MMRsite.com. The on-line inforCosdel. 415.777.2000, 415.543.5112. VeloceSpace. 408.441.7788, “Spe- cializing exclusively in rubber and upholstery products for Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati; we also stock classic M-B and Porsche. Our source is the original Italian factory that manufactured these parts for your car in the ‘50s and'60s, hence our products' perfect fit and quality. Visit our website at www.velocespace.com, or e-mail us at info@velocespace.com for more information. Garage/Tools Baldhead Cabinet Company. 877.966.2253, Offering a fine selection of quality metal garage cabinets suitable for shop and residential garage applications. SS and custom colors available. Many modules to choose from. Call for a custom quote and drawing. www.baldheadcabinets.com. (CA) German Since 1960 Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world's best-known collectors, dealers, and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, we are the comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. www.cosdel.com. (CA) Inspections mation and entertainment resource for enthusiasts of European cars and motorcycles. Inter-active database features include 1300 selected suppliers of goods and services. Interesting Classified Ads, Book and DVD Reviews, Blog, Forum and MMR Store. Subscribe today to receive our MMR Community Newsletter and help us build this site. www.MMRsite.com. WeatherTech® Automotive Ac- cessories. 800.441.8527, MacNeil Automotive Products Limited providing Automotive Accessories for your vehicles for over 20 years. MacNeil has defined high quality vehicle protection with the WeatherTech® line of Automotive Accessories. Choose from All-Weather Floor Mats, Extreme-Duty Floor Liners, Cargo/Trunk Liners, Side Window Deflectors, No-Drill MudFlaps, many different options of License Plate Frames and more. We have products available for virtually every make and model. To see and buy everything, go to WeatherTech.com. www.WeatherTech.com. Automobile Inspections LLC. 860.456.4048, “When you need the job done right.” The nation's premier provider of pre-purchase inspections on classic, exotic and specialty cars of any year, anywhere in the USA or Canada. Fast 72-hour turnaround! Hartford, CT. www.automobileinspections.com. (CT) Parts and Accessories Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, 760.758.0600. sales 760.758.6100. Fullservice restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. 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Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1-866-MB-CLASSIC, The center of competence for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts – for vintage car sales, meticulous restorations by manufacturertrained technicians and the widest selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. www. mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) 112 com www.autobahnpower.com. Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245, Classic Restoration by Country Club Auto, located in Colorado, is a large facility that offers world-class restoration, repair and fabrication services. Highly organized, fiscally responsible and providing bi-weekly detailed billing, we keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our excellent website for details. Email doug@classicrestodenver.com www. classicrestodenver.com. (CO) Restoration - General ReinCARnation Auto. 719.632.9999, We offer premier restoration services with over 45 years of experience specializing in Muscle, British, and German autos. Our services include full rotisserie restorations, rust replacement, complete mechanical and award winning paint work. We provide daily photo updates of your project online so you can experience every detail of your projects restoration. Our quality speaks for itself. www.reincarnationauto.com. Performance Restoration. Griot's Garage. 800.345.5789, The ultimate online store for automotive accessories and car care products. www. griotsgarage.com. (WA) 440.968.3655, High-quality paint, body, mechanical service. Discreet installation of a/c, cruise control, superchargers. Stock restorations done to exacting standards. Clean, wellequipped shop. Near I-90 since '96. We finish your projects. supercharged@ alltel.net. (OH) RPM Classic Sports Cars. 802.877.2645, With over 25 years of experience in Classic Italian Sports cars, we know how to make your car perform as new. Please visit our website showing numerous cars for sale and a frequently updated BLOG to see what is going on in our busy shop including video links of engines being run on a test stand and on a chassis dynamometer. Our two car enclosed transporter makes getting your car to our shop within the northeast a breeze. www. rpmvt.com. VeloceSpace. 408.441.7788, “Spe- cializing exclusively in rubber and upholstery products for Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati; we also stock classic M-B and Porsche. Our source is the original Italian factory that manufactured these parts for your car in the ‘50s and'60s, hence our products' perfect fit and quality. Visit our website at www.velocespace.com, or e-mail us at info@velocespace.com Doc's Jags. 480.951.0777, 480.951.3339. Restoration Center 623.869.8777. 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ. 85027. The world's BIGGEST and BEST Jaguar Web site. #1 in Jaguars WORLDWIDE. Largest inventory of all models. 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RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371, 519.351.1337. Celebrating 30 years in the collector car industry, RM Auctions and its associated companies are responsible for acquisitions, restorations and sales of the world's rarest and most valuable vintage automobiles, including record-breaking sales in Maranello, Italy and London, UK. RM's restoration division achieved unprecedented accolades in 2006, when the Company earned “Best of Show” honors at the world's top three collector car events in a single year. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Vintage Events Muscle Car 1000. 949.838.7076, October, 2010. This six-day luxury tour of Southern California includes exceptional muscle cars, exclusive activities, exquisite dinners, premium hotels, great friends, and fine wine. We're covering Orange County, San Diego, Palm Desert, Lake Arrowhead, Beverly Hills, and a great deal in between. Reserved for 1964-73 American muscle cars, 1962–68 Cobras, 1955–73 Corvettes. Apply early, as space is limited. www. musclecar1000.com. (CA) December 2010 113

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Carl Bomstead eWatch A Rock-Bottom Price on a 1959 Laguna Seca Program It was listed under Indy Racing, so it missed the folks who collect Pebble Beach stuff—and sold for just $23.49 Thought Carl's We waste all kinds of time trying to find trinkets and trash on the Internet on the cheap. It's amazing how much stuff does actually sell for only a penny, but they often make up for it with exorbitant shipping charges. But how about the other end of the spectrum? The most expensive item we found that actually sold was an $85 million, 50% deposit on a mega yacht being built in Florida. The buyer was Russian multi-billionaire Roman Abramovich. The yacht is no longer listed in his fleet, as it is much too plebeian for his expanded taste. He is soon to take delivery of “Eclipse,” a 557-foot yacht equipped with all the latest goodies. It will join his fleet of four other mega yachts, a Boeing 767, a Ferrari FXX, a Bugatti Veyron and two Maybach 62 limousines. And to think we fret over a porcelain sign that only costs $10,000. Here are a few pieces we bet Mr. Abramovich would not waste his time even looking at: EBAY #110576936179—MARUSAN BATTERY-OPERATED MERCEDES-BENZ RACE CAR WITH BOX. Number of Bids: 14. SOLD AT: $1,259.16. Date: 8/29/2010. This tin, battery-operated toy is known as the “Go Stop Benz Racer” and is based on the W 196 Mercedes Silver Arrow Streamliner. It was made by Marusan Kosuge (SAM) and was in as-new condition. It was complete with the box that was also in good condition. The toy was presented with two dozen quality photographs and a through description. Another example was offered without the packaging and a Buy-It-Now price of $2,000—but no takers. The price paid here was more than fair. EBAY #380264016796 —1959 LAGUNA SECA ROAD RACE PROGRAM. Number of Bids: 9. SOLD AT: $23.49. Date : 9/8/2010. The Laguna Seca Raceway was constructed in 1957, after fatalities at the Pebble Beach Road Race deemed that course too dangerous. The first race was held on November 9, 1957, and the annual Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is now the premier vintage race event in the United States. This 36-page program included Steve McQueen in a Lotus XI LM on the grid, and it also served as the program for the 10th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. It was listed under Indy Racing, so it missed the folks who collect Pebble Beach stuff—and therefore sold for a rock-bottom price. Remember when you go to list – it's location, location, location. EBAY #260647048570—BUICK AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROCELAIN SIGN. Number of Bids: 35. SOLD AT: $933. Date: 8/11/2010. This 42-inch round Buick sign was in decent condition, with a few nicks and bruises. If it had been in near- mint condition, the price would have been about double. All things considered, the price paid here was spot on. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $58 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $78 Canada/Mexico, Europe $88, Asia/Africa/Middle East $98. Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 24-hours 800.289.2819, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 114 EBAY #160468834845—1918 HAWAII AUTOMOBILE TAG. Number of Bids: 14. SOLD AT: $561.95. Date: 8/22/2010. From 1912 until 1922, the Territory of Hawaii issued brass automobile license tags in varying shapes and sizes. These tags were separate from the homemade or standardized plates that were required by the four largest counties. Boy, talk about double-dipping! Today both the tags and plates are very rare, but the plates run about four times what was paid here for the 1918 tag, as only a handful of plates are known for each year. ARROWAY EBAY #110574101035— TRAFFIC SIGNAL. Number of Bids: 36. SOLD AT: $2,036. Date: 8/22/2010. This unusual traffic signal had a patent date of 1935 and had about 20 colored lenses. Three of the four Mazda GE lights still worked, and overall it was in decent condition. Hard to imagine how confusing this would be if it were used today, as motorists have a hard enough time with just the plain old red and green lights. A perfect piece of garage art to hang in the car barn. EBAY #320574558089—1948 MG DEALER NEON SIGN. Number of Bids: 13. SOLD AT: $3,349. Date: 8/22/2010. This 44-inch by 16-inch neon sign was delivered to Snider Motor Co. in Knoxville, TN when they became an MG dealer in 1948. There were several photographs included showing the sign hanging in the dealership along with a letter from one of Snider brothers documenting the sign. A very cool sign if MGs are your thing, and the price was not out of line, considering the photos and documentation. POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market