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Sports Car Market PROFILES Keith Martin’s JOIN US The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Subscribe! December 2013 . Volume 25 . Number 12 FERRARI This Month’s Market Movers Up Close by Steve Ahlgrim 50 ENGLISH AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 202 Vehicles Rated at Nine Sales by Paul Hardiman 52 66 76 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC $923,407 / Bonhams No longer the Daytona’s less-loved cousin ETCETERINI by Colin Comer 54 007 Lotus Esprit Submarine Car $959,629 / Bonhams Big money for Bond provenance GERMAN by Donald Osbor 56ne 86 94 102 1967 Iso Grifo GL 300 $244,269 / RM Affordable Italian style with American grunt AMERICAN by Carl Bomstead 58 1936 Mercedes-Benz 170H Saloon $78,515 / RM The market centers on curiosity value RACE by Thor Thorson 62 118 110 RM AUCTIONS London, U.K.: RM’s annual London sale totals $33.8m for 121 of 134 cars — Paul Hardiman RM AUCTIONS London, U.K.: Sixty-seven of 74 Mercedes-Benz motorcars make $15.1m as a subset of the $33.8m RM London sale — John Lyons AUCTIONS AMERICA Auburn IN: 1,134 cars were offered at this $27m Fall Auburn event, with 774 selling — Kevin Coakley ARTCURIAL MOTORCARS Monte Carlo, MCO: 1965 Cobra sells for $578k in Monaco, where 57 of 59 lots brought $3.8m — Paul Hardiman RM AUCTIONS Plymouth, MI: A 1929 Duesenberg Model J leads this $7.7m sale at $682k, where 72 of 80 lots sold — Kevin Coakley WORLDWIDE AUCTIONEERS Auburn, IN: 67 of 81 lots make $4.1m, led by a 1933 Auburn Twelve at $275k — B. Mitchell Carlson ROUNDUP Highlights from Silver in Shelton, WA; US Auctioneers in Friesland, WI; and Auctions America in Burbank, CA — Jack Tockston, B. Mitchell Carlson, Michael Leven 1954 Kaiser-Darrin Roadster $90,000 / Worldwide A one-year footnote in automotive history 12 1935–36 Alfa Romeo 8C 35 Grand Prix $9,480,778 / Bonhams The ultimate iteration of the 8C Alfa GP Cover photo: 1935–36 Alfa Romeo 8C Grand Prix; Pawel Litwinski, courtesy of Bonhams Sports Car Market

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48 McCall Motorworks Revival 2013 COLUMNS 16 Shifting Gears From gourmet Modena to muddy Tillamook in 36 hours Keith Martin 36 Affordable Classic Modifying your Austin-Healey Sprite is almost a tradition Reid Trummel 40 Legal Files Once-lost Cunningham Corvette sparks legal battle John Draneas 42 Simon Says Celebrating Goodwood’s epic fun, and mourning the loss of three racing luminaries Simon Kidston 60 The Cumberford Perspective Kaiser’s last gasp was the first fiberglass production car Robert Cumberford 138 eWatch Holy Manziel! Texas A&M vanity plate sells for $115,000, while a display of Matchbox cars from the 1960s goes for $5k Carl Bomstead FEATURES 38 Collecting Thoughts: Jim Schrager recommends five Porsches to buy today 44 Blackhawk Museum: Treasure trove of classic cars celebrates 25 years 46 2013 Kirkland Concours: A fun day on the grounds of the LeMay — America’s Car Museum 48 McCall Motorworks Revival 2013: Glam, luxury and beautiful cars at the Monterey Jet Center 14 Sports Car Market DEPARTMENTS 22 Auction Calendar 22 Crossing the Block 24 The Inside Line: Le Jog madness, Essen Motor Show, Porsche history in North Carolina, and a win for Draneas 26 Contributors: Get to know our writers 28 You Write: Robert Cumberford and the Austin-Healey 100 30 Display Advertisers Index 32 Time Pieces: Ultra-rare Rapp pocket watch 32 Neat Stuff: Porsche 911 wrapping paper, tailored Aston driving jacket 34 In Miniature: 1967 Porsche 911S Targa 34 Book Review: Strange But True Tales of Car Collecting 84 Rising Sun: Recent sales of Japanese collector cars 114 Fresh Meat: 2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost, 2013 Nissan GT-R Black Edition, 2013 Audi A7 Quattro Prestige 116 Glovebox Notes: 2013 Cadillac XTS AWD Platinum 128 Mystery Photo: “Go ahead and laugh, but when the floodwaters rise, I’ll still be driving.” 128 Comments with Your Renewal: “I’m subscribing to help fund Cassie’s next visit to Monterey” 130 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 132 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs Affordable Classic 36 Randy Zussman

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin 36 Hours in Modena We in the United States are sports-car enthusiasts; Italians have sports cars in their DNA and their bloodstream At speed By 5 p.m., having been up 24 hours straight, we started to fade. However, our next stop, the Autodromo di Modena Circuit brought us fully awake. We had four cars for ride-and-drives — all from Masselli’s private collection. They included a Ferrari 328 GTS, a carbureted 512 Boxer, his racing Carrera RS and a Daytona Spider conversion. The Modena circuit is a tight one, better suited to small-displacement cars than monsters like the Boxer. Nonetheless, muscling the cars around the track reminded me of just how much I liked vintage racing, where you got to find out your limits and those of the car in a controlled situation with a high safety factor. I don’t think highly of driving cars — old or new — at excessive speeds on public roads. You become a hazard to yourself and any unsuspecting civilian, driver or pedestrian who appears at an inopportune moment. Alex got her first taste of driving a Ferrari by putting Toni Auto, a contractor for Modena Classic Works T he invitation came on a Monday, from Luigi Orlandini of Canossa Events Srl. “Would you like to spend two days in Modena, learning about the restoration program Modena Classic Works, tour both Ferrari museums and drive some classic Ferraris on the Modena Circuit? The event starts this Friday, so you would have to leave from Portland on Thursday. You would be back in Portland Sunday morning. “And we’d like your daughter, Alex, to come as well, as we have enjoyed her blogs and think she could bring a fresh perspective to the activities.” Could you have said no? We hustled to find our Chopard driving gloves, and were surprised to find how easy it was to pack for just two nights. Our flight left Thursday afternoon from Portland, direct to Amsterdam and then to Bologna. We departed at 1 p.m. on a Thursday, and by 3 p.m. on Friday we were at the opening press conference in Maranello. Sleep? Well, that would have to come some other time. At a conference held at the Museo Casa Natale Enzo Ferrari, the philosophy behind Modena Classic Works (www.modenaclassicworks. it) was explained by the founder, Pierangelo Masselli. He prefers to restore cars for dealers, and has brought his organizational background to bear in terms of locating subcontractors of a high quality to do the work. His goal: a complete restoration in six months, rather than the two or more years these often take. Especially for a dealer, where time is money, a six-month turnaround is very attractive. Masselli is no stranger to the world of cars. In addition to his own collection, he is a vintage-racer, with many victories in his Carrera RS. Coincidentally, Canossa Events, which produced this tour, is also in charge of the revived Modena Cento Ore, a classic-car event I have driven in several times. The dates for next year’s events are June 3–8, 2014, and I highly recommend it. It offers two classes, both regularity (TSD) and competition (no-holds-barred racing) in an appetizing mix of special sections (hillclimbs) on closed roads, and flat-out head-tohead racing on circuits, including Modena and Mugello. There’s nothing like it in the U.S., and it is one of the few European tours that is in the 40- to 60-car range, rather than the 400-entrant behemoths such as the Tour Auto or the Mille Miglia. 16 in a couple of laps behind the wheel of the Daytona. Her initial response, that it was “powerful, but heavy and softly sprung,” echoed the words of nearly every Daytona driver. This is a car for wide-open spaces, not gymkhanas. The Boxer, with aged, rock-hard tires, was a handful, as the slightest bit of power caused instantaneous and terrifying oversteer. The 328 was docile and friendly; I have always liked these cars ever since I sold them new as a manager at the Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo dealership. But the E-ticket ride was in the Carrera. Masselli spared no revs as he took us for hot laps, and his ease and familiarity with the car were instantly apparent. When it was Alex’s turn, I said to him, “That’s my daughter. You need to go fast.” He smiled and replied, “I thought you would tell me to be careful. But I like it better that you want me to show her what the car can do.” I’ve never seen a grin as wide as the one on Alex’s face when she got out of the car. Dinner was at the favorite restaurant of racers, Ristorante Montana, where during the meal we sampled three types of the wine of the region, Lambrusco, and ended with Nocino, a liqueur made from nuts. Our day was finally done. The next — and final — day of our visit began with a tour of the Museo Ferrari guided by Antonio Ghini, Editor-in-Chief of the official Ferrari magazine. Following that, we had a “behind-the-scenes” look at one of the restoration shops used by Modena Classic Works, Toni Auto. There was the typical, for Maranello, assortment of Dinos and 330 GTCs being dismantled, restored and put back together. But what caught my eye was a long-nosed car, covered and sitting in the back. The sharp fins along the front fenders were unmistakable — it was a Group 4 competition Daytona, perhaps the most impressive V12 of its era. No, we weren’t offered a chance to drive it. And now for something completely different I was back in Portland the next day, participating in 4wd guru Bill Burke’s two-day intensive off-road course in the Tillamook State Forest (www.bb4wa.com). The SCM Defender 90, imported from England, veteran of the Warn Challenge, and kitted out with a 200-tdi turbo diesel, competition suspension, Superwinch Husky, Cobra highback buckets and ARB locker rear-end with on-board compressor, was ready for the challenge. A friend recently called me a driving fool. I took it as a compli- ment. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies Eldorado Biarritz convertible, a 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle SS convertible, a 1973 Dodge Coronet Custom wagon and a 1979 Dodge Li’l Red Express pickup. H&H — Chateau Impney Where: Worcestershire, U.K. When: December 4 More: www.handh.co.uk Last year: 67/81 cars sold / $4.1m H&H’s December sale took 1964 Facel Vega, once owned by Ringo Starr, at Bonhams London Bonhams — The London Sale Where: London, U.K. When: December 1 More: www.bonhams.com This will the first automotive sale held at Bonhams’ newly redesigned London headquarters. A 1964 Facel Vega once owned by Ringo Starr is the star consignment. Starr purchased the Facel — said to be one of two such cars produced — directly from the stand at the Earls Court Motor Show in 1964. Bonhams will also sell the world’s most comprehensive collection of Ecurie Ecosse competition cars, including a 1952 Jaguar XK 120 roadster, a 1953 Jaguar C-type, a 1956 D-type, a 1959 Tojeiro Jaguar, a 1960 Cooper T49 Monaco, a 1961 Austin-Healey “Sebring” Sprite, a 1962 TojeiroBuick and a 1959 Commer transporter. Coys — True Greats Where: London, U.K. When: December 3 More: www.coys.co.uk Last year: 32/48 cars sold / $5.8m Coys’ annual Christmas sale is held at the Royal Horticultural Halls in Westminster, London. Eighteen lots broke $100k here last year, including a 1938 BMW 328 roadster at $795k, a 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster at $696k and a 1967 Lamborghini Miura SV at $678k. Mecum — Kansas City 2013 Where: Kansas City, MO When: December 5–7 More: www.mecum.com Last year: 505/794 cars sold / $11.3m The Charles Gabus Estate Collection will feature prominently in Kansas City this December. Among the star cars from the Gabus Collection (all offered without reserve) are a 1972 Ford LTD convertible, a 1966 Ford Fairlane GTA 2-door hard top, and a 1931 Ford Model A 5-window coupe. The sale will also feature a 1971 Chevrolet Cheyenne pickup, a red 1966 Pontiac GTO two-door post and a red 1967 GTO convertible. Watch Velocity for live coverage. Raleigh Classic Where: Raleigh, NC When: December 6–7 More: www.raleighclassic.com Consignments of note at the twice-annual Raleigh Classic include a 1956 AMC Rambler sedan, a 1940 Buick Limited Model 91, a 1960 Cadillac place at the Newbury Racecourse last year. For 2013, the fourth annual auction takes place at Chateau Impney Hotel, celebrating the Chateau Impney Speed Trials. Expect a strong assortment of British and European classics and sports cars at an average price of about $60k. The star consignment is a 1951 Aston Martin DB2 coupe. Bonhams — Oxford Where: Oxford, U.K. When: December 9 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 62/74 cars sold / $6.4m “The December Sale” took place in Brooklands last year to the jingle of $6.4m, topped by a 1931 Invicta 4½ Liter S-type tourer at $750k. This time around in Oxford, the early consignments include a 1969 Morgan Plus 8 (Bonhams estimate: $120k–$145k), a 1964 Jaguar E-type Series I 3.8 coupe ($40k– $55k) and a 1949 Bentley Mk VI James Young ($35k–$42k). Barons — Annual Yuletide Classic Where: Surrey, U.K. When: December 17 More: www.barons-auctions.com Last year: 34/66 cars sold / $537k If you’re planning to do some Christmas shopping at a classic-car auction, Barons’ late December sale is pretty much your last chance. Look for plenty of MGs, Mercedes, BMWs and Bentleys at sub-$25k prices. Sold cars averaged $16k last year. The high sale was a 1965 Jaguar XKE Series I 4.2 coupe at $87k. ♦ Auction Calendar All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. Email auction info to: chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com. NOVEMBER OCT 31–NOV 3—RKM Charlotte, NC 1—BONHAMS London, U.K. 1–2—MECUM Davenport, IA 1–3—COLLECTOR CAR PRODUCTIONS Toronto, ON, CAN 2—SMITHS Paducah, KY 7–9—GAA Greensboro, NC 8–9—VICARI Panama City, FL 13—BONHAMS Harrogate, U.K. 16—SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, U.K. 21—RM New York, NY 21–23—MECUM Anaheim, CA 22–24—LEAKE Dallas, TX 1931 Ford Model A 5-window coupe at Mecum Kansas City 22 Sports Car Market 22–24—MCCORMICKS Palm Springs, CA 27—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 30—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Houston, TX 30–DEC 1—SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ DECEMBER 1—BONHAMS London, U.K. 2—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 3—COYS London, U.K. 4—H&H Droitwich, U.K. 5–7—MECUM Kansas City, MO 6–7—RALEIGH CLASSIC Raleigh, NC 9—BONHAMS Oxford, U.K. 17—BARONS Surrey, U.K. JANUARY 3–5—DAVE RUPP Fort Lauderdale, FL 9—BONHAMS Las Vegas, NV 9–11—MIDAMERICA Las Vegas, NV 11—COYS Birmingham, U.K. 12–19—BARRETTJACKSON Scottsdale, AZ 15–19—RUSSO AND STEELE Scottsdale, AZ 16—BONHAMS Scottsdale, AZ 16–17—RM Phoenix, AZ 17–18—GOODING & CO. Scottsdale, AZ 17–18—SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ 18—COYS Maastrict, NLD

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Inside Line Alex Martin-Banzer Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. Industry News ■ John Draneas, SCM’s Legal Files columnist, won the SCCA Oregon Region 2013 Spec Racer Ford Championship. Spec Racer Ford Championship is the SCCA’s proprietary race class. The SCCA builds and sells all the cars, and they are rigidly restricted as to modifications. The goal is to create a pure spec class that makes it all about driver skill and performance. With typical grids of 25 cars, it is the most competitive SCCA class — a one-second lap time difference equates to about a dozen positions on the grid. John won in style. Leading in the points all year, he went into the final race weekend vying with three other competitors for the championship. After his transmission suffered a terminal failure during practice, he jumped into a Pro Drive Racing rental car and finished 4th and then 2nd, clinching the championship. Events ■ From drifting competitions to historics to hot rods, there is always something for everyone at the Essen Motor Show. This huge celebration of cars begins on November 30 and doesn’t stop for gas until December 8. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the German Touring Car Masters, there will be a special multimedia exhibition presenting all of the highlights of these German powerhouses. There are a variety of ticket options available. www.essen-motorshow.edu (DEU) ■ While most collector-car owners are tucking their rides into winter storage, sunny Barcelona is calling for anything with wheels, wings, or sails to join the Auto Retro from December 5 to 8. Auto Retro is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and this huge show will be crammed full of vintage automobiles, motorcycles, airplanes and classic boats. New models from major leading brands will also be on display for the 60,000 international gearheads who migrate to Spain for a bit of winter warmth. www.autoretro.es (ESP) ■ With the in-laws arriving for the holiday season, it’s the perfect time to go on a 1,500mile rally. From December 7 to 9, immerse yourself in the crazy The Essen Motor Show world of Le Jog. With the aim of recreating the British Rallying experience, drivers will wrestle their car 1,500 miles — through all kinds of extreme weather and road conditions — from Land’s End in England to John O’Groats in the far northeast corner of Scotland. As long as your car was built before 1985 — and is prepared for the unpredictable — then you are qualified for the rally. Le Jog is one of the most demanding and challenging events in Europe. Spots are still available and the entry fee is £3,361 ($5,406). www.heroevents.eu (U.K.) ■ What do Ralph Lauren, Steve McQueen, and Janis Joplin have in common? Porsche. The North Carolina Museum of Art’s newest exhibit, Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed, motors on until January 20, 2014. This is a chance to visit Raleigh and see 22 cars that follow the design history of Porsche. The Porsches on display range from celebrity cars — yes, Janis’s 1965 356C is there — to the one-of-a-kind 1989 Panamericana concept car that’s on loan from the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. The 1953 Porsche 550 and 1971 Porsche Type 917K on display are on loan from the Revs Institute for Automotive Research — Miles Collier’s exciting project with Stanford University. www.ncartmuseum.org (NC) ♦ “Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed” at the North Carolina Museum of Art 1971 Porsche 917K 24 1963 Porsche 901 prototype 1977 Porsche 935 Sports Car Market © 2013 Peter Harholdt © 2013 Michael Furman © 2013 Porsche Museum

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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro david.tomaro@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Digital Media Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 221 Auctions Editor and Photographer Tony Piff tony.piff@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Associate Editor Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Editors at Large Colin Comer , Simon Kidston Copy Editors Yael Abel, David Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. 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However, we disclaim and deny any responsibility or liability for the timeliness, use, interpretation, accuracy, and completeness of the information presented. All material, data, formats and intellectual concepts in this issue © 2013 by Sports Car Market, Inc., Automotive Investor Media Group and Automotive Investor in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. Canada Post Publication Agreement #41578525 PRINTED IN USA SCM Contributors REID TRUMMEL, SCM Contributor, is editor-publisher of Healey Marque magazine, the official publication of the Austin-Healey Club of America (www.healeyclub.org). His interest in cars began when he taught himself to drive a stick in a hand-me-down 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider. Wanting more power than the Alfa’s 1300 could provide, he bought a Healey 3000 and fell down that slippery slope of affection for British cars. He is also Chairman of the Monte Shelton Northwest Classic Rally (nwclassicrally.org) and the Columbia Gorge Classic Rally (www.columbiagorgemgaclub.org). Self-unemployed and with no visible means of support, he makes his home in Portland, OR. On p. 36, he explores the fun, affordable world of the Austin-Healey Sprite. 26 JIM SCHRAGER, SCM Contributor, wrote for the 356 Registry and SCM for over a decade, was a Contributing Editor for Porsche Panorama (the magazine of the Porsche Club of America), and wrote for Excellence and the Porsche Market Letter. He has written two popular books on vintage Porsches: Buying, Driving, and Enjoying the Porsche 356; and Buying, Driving, and Enjoying the Early Porsche 911. He owns about 20 vintage Porsches, which he attempts to keep on the road through all kinds of weather. He is a clinical professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he teaches a popular course on strategy. 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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 Cumberford’s Austin-Healey hiccup To the Editor: In the latest edition of SCM, it was with amazement that I read Robert Cumberford’s claim that the style of the AustinHealey 100 was designed using the tooling of a canceled MG project (October 2013, p. 46). As someone who was around, in the U.K. at the time and already entering motor industry circles, I can confidently state that this is totally (even laughably) untrue. Apart from the fact that, over the years, I had many conversations with all the Healey family, with Gerry Coker, and with Syd Enever of MG, none of whom ever mentioned such a ridiculous idea, I can also confirm that there never was any such thing as an MG TE project, either in anyone’s mind or as an actual running project. Not only that, but the actual chronology makes the whole suggestion unsustainable. First, the original Healey 100 was conceived in the winter of 1951–52 (authentic source: the Healey family), when they had no connection with Austin — and before BMC was founded. The first prototype was completed in the late summer of 1952, and it was not even closely inspected by BMC’s Leonard Lord until October 1952, when the Austin-Healey brand was invented. MG was never involved in this process. Second, at that time, MG had just produced the style which matured into that of the 1955 MGA (a similar body was provided for George Phillips’s privately entered Le Mans TR race car), but no true mechanical prototype of the MGA had yet been proposed. That body style, of course, had no connection whatsoever with the AustinHealey 100. Third, there was never any project within MG, or within the Nuffield or BMC organizations, called the MG TE (sources: Syd Enever, other MG personalities, and many other credible MG historians). No other source of history concerning MGs even mentions such a project — for the simple reason that it 28 The body, based on discussions between Donald Healey and me, was styled totally by myself as the body designer never existed. As to tooling being con- structed, that too is not true, as prototypes would have had to be built first, and it is well known that no such prototypes ever existed. Finally, “TE” was never used because of the very straightforward conclusion that too many people would refer to the childish phrase “tee hee” when chuckling about something. All the above conclusions come from the horse’s mouth and from my own interpretation of events at the time. — Graham Robson, via email Cumberford, Part II To the Editor: I agree with Robert Cumberford’s comments on the styling of the Austin-Healey 100. It is a beautiful car. But there is no question that the design was penned by Gerry Coker. Donald Healey, Geoff Healey, Roger Menadue and all Healey historians credit Coker with the design. Why Cumberford would cite Ken Miles as a reliable historical source except to interject his own work on the “Flying Shingle” is beyond me. The MG TE designation was not going to be used because marketing experts feared it would be called the “Tee Hee,” a mocking reference to the anemic power of the MG series. Hence, the new MGA was based on the 1951 Le Mans car. Furthermore, I have the plea- sure of knowing Mr. Coker and his lovely wife, Marion, and he is a man of great personal integrity who would not take credit for a design he did not execute. — Fred Sherk, Cornwall, PA Cumberford, Part III To the Editor: I would like to make some corrections to the assumptions made by your writer Robert Cumberford regarding the design and manufacture of the Healey 100 since he quite obviously has got hold of the wrong end of the stick. A quick breakdown of the Healey 100 is as follows: The chassis, transmission — in fact, all else under the body — was designed by Geoff Healey and Barry Bilby (chassis draughtman) using the A90 Austin engine. The body, based on discussions between Donald Healey and me, was styled totally by myself as the body designer. When it was shown at the 1952 Motor Show at Earl’s Court as the Healey 100, it was immediately obvious that the DMH Motor Company would not be able to handle the many orders pouring in, and Leonard Lord, the managing director of Austin, offered to make it instead. This was a big advantage not only to Healeys, but to Austins, whose taxi-cab engine could be used for this purpose. As for the reference to MG, they had absolutely nothing to do with any part of the Healey 100 design or manufacture. — Gerald C. Coker, body designer (retired), Donald Healey Motor Company Robert Cumberford replies: Obviously, people are misreading what I wrote — and my intentions in doing so. I mentioned the “Flying Shingle” not for self-aggrandizement, but to date-stamp the story I heard from Ken Miles. I always thought it interesting — but never knew the truth of it — and expected confirmation or denial from readers who knew more than I. I could well imagine that Gerry Coker might have designed the great shape we all know and love for MG first, and then called it to Healey’s attention when it was abandoned. When I think of the many Giugiaro or Pininfarina designs done for one manufacturer Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams

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You Write We Read Ad Index American Car Collector ............................. 116 Arizona Concours D’ Elegance .................... 67 Artcurial ....................................................... 23 Aston Martin Select Dealers ........................ 35 Auto Kennel ................................................. 39 Automobilia Scottsdale .............................. 135 Automotive Restorations Inc. .................... 129 Autosport Designs Inc ................................ 119 Bald Head Garage .......................................111 Barrett-Jackson .......................... 18–19, 27, 29 Bennett Law Office .................................... 130 Beverly Hills Car Club ............................... 125 Black Horse Garage ................................... 115 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance ............... 81 Bonhams / SF ......................................... 20–21 Canepa ........................................................ 107 Carlisle Events ........................................... 103 Chequered Flag International ..................... 127 Chubb Personal Insurance ............................ 17 Classic Showcase ......................................... 97 CMC Classic Model Cars .......................... 117 Collector Studio ......................................... 119 Copley Motorcars ....................................... 107 Dealer Accelerate ......................................... 61 Dino Motors ............................................... 135 Driversource Houston LLC .................. 99, 117 E-Types USA................................................ 43 European Collectibles ................................ 129 Exclusive Motorcars .................................... 71 Exotic Classics ........................................... 112 Fantasy Junction ......................................... 121 Foreign Cars Italia Greensboro .................... 95 Fourintune Garage Inc ............................... 135 Gooding & Company ..................................... 2 Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance . 101 GT Scale Model Cars ................................. 107 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. ......................... 123 Hamann Classic Cars ................................... 75 Heritage Classics .......................................... 49 Hyman, LTD ................................................ 79 Intercity Lines .............................................. 41 JC Taylor ...................................................... 91 Jeff Brynan ................................................. 137 JJ Best Banc & Co ..................................... 131 Kastner & Partners Garage ........................ 127 Kevin Kay Restorations ............................. 113 Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat .................. 31 Kidston ......................................................... 13 L.A. Prep ...................................................... 77 Leake Auction Company .............................. 33 LeMay - America’s Car Museum ............... 109 Luxury Brokers International ..................... 125 Mac Neil Automotive Products Ltd ............. 85 Maserati North America ............................. 140 Mershon’s World Of Cars ............................ 87 Mid America Auctions ............................... 105 Miller’s Mercedes Parts, Inc ........................ 82 Motor Classic & Competition Corp. .......... 135 Motostalgia .................................................. 45 North Carolina Museum of Art .................. 123 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions ............... 89 Paul Russell And Company ....................... 121 Premier Financial Services ........................ 139 Putnam Leasing ............................................ 15 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd. ........................... 69 RB Collection ............................................. 109 Reliable Carriers .......................................... 65 RM Auctions .......................................... 10–11 Road Scholars .............................................. 25 Russo & Steele LLC ...................................4-9 Silver Collector Car Auctions ...................... 47 Sports & Specialist Cars .............................111 Sports Car Market ........................................ 82 Suixtil USA .................................................. 73 Superior Collector Car Auctions ................ 129 Symbolic Motor Car Co ................................. 3 The Auto Collections ................................... 93 The Stable, Ltd. ............................................ 83 Vintage Rallies ........................................... 113 VintageAutoPosters.com ............................ 135 Watchworks ................................................ 137 Zymol Florida .............................................. 37 30 You Write We Read and realized in production by another (Audi to Isuzu, Jaguar to Lexus, Lancia to Peugeot, and so on…), I considered that possible. I did not impugn Coker’s reputation, suggest that anyone else did the design, nor did the word “conspiracy” exist in my text. I am really sorry that anyone had that impression. The key words, both of which I stand behind, were “magnificent” and “lovely.” The “Real M3” To the Editor: Not counting my car-club publications, SCM is the only car magazine that I have a subscription to anymore. And I always look forward to reading what you and your Contributors write — about cars and values. I was kinda surprised to see/ read Steve Johnson’s recent article about BMW’s E30 M3 — the “Real M3,” as I call it — in your latest edition, though (October 2013, p. 28). Part of it has to do with something that I believe you recently wrote — about how there are no collector/classic cars built after ’73 … or something like that. So, I never thought I’d ever see anything about a Real M3 in SCM. I was also surprised to read that you’ve been trying to buy Contributor Johnson’s real M3. Hmm … I’ve owned two Real M3s, and I absolutely love these cars. Owned them for about nine years and 150k miles between them — including a road-trip from SoCal to Alaska. Anyway, Mr. Johnson wrote about the Real M3’s signature S14 motor but not much about the rest of the car. That motor’s not the only thing that makes a Real M3 special. Real M3s have unique bodywork — and only share their front hood with other E30s. Every other exterior panel on the car is unique, including the doors, which have no holes for the side trim. And while the boxy/bulgy fenders, side skirts and spoilers are the most obvious visual cues — they’re not the most significant alteration made to the body. To get better air-flow over the rear wing, BMW sawed off the rear of the passenger cab, then grafted on a steeper-angled rear closing panel-cum-windshield that merges with a slightly taller rear trunk lid. All the new pieces Good luck finding a low-miler. These cars are just way too much fun and durable and usable to let sit were made out of plastic. The trunk hinges look like beach furniture — and are probably just as light. May not sound very sexy/elegant, but it works. Perhaps it’s because of all this surgery that Real M3s also have one signal flaw. These are the only cars that I’ve ever heard of that can out-corner their own structural integrity. I look for the tell-tale dimpling in the rear corners of the sun-roof opening that tells me that the body’s been overstressed. Not fatal, maybe — but reason enough for me to avoid heavily-modified/track cars. (I run away from any 2.5liter conversions because, unless the genuine Motorsport block and crank were used, the stock 2.3-liter block will fail.) Stock cars are now tough to find. Serial mistreatment by modification/personalization, shocks and tower braces, all manner of bars and springs, chips and exhaust. Never mind the usual shunts, indifferent service and general mayhem endured by “fun” cars. All have taken their toll. A good Real M3 is hard to find — or pry loose. I only sold my last one to get into an early 911, but that is another story. Regarding Mr. Johnson’s opinion that Real M3s are “not an everyday driving car,” I would disagree. And, given some of the vast mileages accumulated by so many of the survivors, I’d say that I’m not the only one. “Heavy” steering? Bah! More like telepathic and still probably the best “feeling” street car that I’ve ever owned. And “loud”? Only at 4,000-plus rpm, which is where the S14 engine comes alive — and where you’ll happily spend a good amount of your time driving. Agile, too. Directions to my house were always “follow the black marks.” Add in room for four, electric windows/ roof, leather, cruise, a radio and on-board computer, and genuine economy — 27 mpg at 80 mph — and any Real M3 becomes your basic ICBMW. “Every Day” equals “No Problem.” Good luck finding a low- miler. These cars are just way too much fun and durable and usable to let sit. Mine sure didn’t. And so, when you see all those miles on all those Real M3s in the classifieds? Well, they probably weren’t accumulated on race tracks. Mine weren’t. They just felt like it. — Rick Kreiskott, via email Keith Martin responds: Rick, thanks for the keen eye and the even more keen words. I would agree that the M3 is one of the very few collectible cars built after 1973. That’s part of what makes it so special. And I’m still looking for one. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg Seeking rare horological objects — just like seeking A Unique and Rare Pocket Watch A watch, such as the one seen here, with a women’s rare automobiles — often leads to hitherto unknown objects that are so unique in their design that one has to wonder how such a divergence from the norm is possible. In much rarer instances, that divergence is so aesthetically pleasing that the object becomes admired and coveted. In a sense, this is the essence of crossover from simply weird to art. In the case of the pictured solid 14k gold watch — which recently surfaced during the craze to sell gold objects spurred by a significant spike in gold’s price — the combination of three-dimensional repoussé work (the art of creating an image by hammering of the inner surface outward) with the asymmetry of the facial profile on one edge, combined with the roundness of the outer edge of the crescent moon on the other, elevates this treasure from the ranks of interesting historical artifact and examples of late 19th century micro mechanical engineering to an extraordinary example of the Beaux-Arts movement popular in the late 19th century. Although this gem contains a movement from the Illinois Watch Company of Springfield, IL, the case, as was true of most watch cases made in the day, was added to the movement after manufacture. Generally speaking, jewelers would order movements from either wholesalers, jobbers or the manufacturers directly and then marry them to cases “in house.” The cases were often ordered from catalogs or watch-case manufacturers. What can be learned of the origin of this unique case was found by the only clue within: a patent date of May 17, 1887. Using the Official Gazette of the Details Production date: 1888 Best place to wear one: On a timetravel journey to the inaugural opening of the Statue of Liberty is best): Ratings ( Rarity: Off the charts Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: Somewhere between “Wow!” and “What the heck?” United States Patent Office from that date (which is available online, as current patent research requires the citing of all relevant data going back from the first granted patents), a design patent of 14 years was granted to Frederick Rapp of Chicago, IL, for at least three different designs: Neat Stuff by Tony Piff Does What’s Inside Really Even Matter? That’s right: 911 wrapping paper. Porsche’s 1968 colors are perfect for the holidays, birthdays, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, weddings… Actually, this is pretty much a universal win. Two 70x100 cm (27 9/16 x me Pieces by Alex Hofberg Seeking rare ho eces by Alex Hofberg Seeking rare horological objects — just like seeking A Unique and Rare Pocket Watch A watch, such as the one seen here, with a women’s rare automobiles — often leads to hitherto unknown objects that are so unique in their design that one has to wonder how such a divergence from the norm is possible. In much rarer instances, that divergence is so aesthetically pleasing that the object becomes admired and coveted. In a sense, this is the essence of crossover from simply weird to art. In the case of the pictured solid 14k gold watch — which recently surfaced during the craze to sell gold ob- jects spurred by a significant spike in gold’s price — the combination of three-dimensional repoussé work (the art of creating an image by hammering of the inner surface outward) with the asymmetry of the facial profile on one edge, combined with the roundness of the outer edge of the crescent moon on the other, elevates this treasure from the ranks of interesting historical artifact and examples of late 19th century micro mechanical engineering to an extraordinary example of the Beaux-Arts movement popular in the late 19th century. Although this gem contains a movement from the Illinois Watch Company of Springfield, IL, the case, as was true of most watch cases made in the day, was added to the movement after manufacture. Generally speaking, jewelers would order movements from either wholesalers, jobbers or the manufacturers directly and then marry them to cases “in house.” The cases were often ordered from catalogs or watch-case manufacturers. What can be learned of the origin of this unique case was found by the only clue within: a patent date of May 17, 1887. Using the Official Gazette of the Details Production date: 1888 Best place to wear one: On a time- travel journey to the inaugural opening of the Statue of Liberty is best): Ratings ( Rarity: Off the charts Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: Somewhere between “Wow!” and “What the heck?” United States Patent Office from that date (which is available online, as current patent research requires the citing of all relevant data going back from the first granted patents), a de- sign patent of 14 years was granted to Frederick Rapp of Chicago, IL, for at least three different designs: Neat Stuff by Tony Piff Does What’s Inside Really Even Matter? That’s right: 911 wrapping paper. Porsche’s 1968 colors are perfect for the holidays, birthdays, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, weddings… Actually, this is pretty much a universal win. Two 70x100 cm (27 9/16 x Perfect Perfect Fit, Perfect Details Souster & Hicks produces these Astoninspired driving gilets on a strict bespoke basis. The pockets and collar replicate Aston Martin’s iconic grille shape, and the side fasteners echo the Aston side strake. Wide range of fabrics available. Prices start at £569 (about $925). To learn more, visit www. nicholasmee.co.uk, or call Scott Souster at +44 01525 290862. Made in the U.K. © face surrounded with a crescent moon that is adorned with a border of stars or gems. Another, similar watch that featured a bearded man’s head in profile. Finally, a watch that featured a mermaid, whose flow- ing hair, scaly lower body and fin-like wings form a partially round watch case. Sadly, other than the sketches included with the patent applications, no proof of the other watches’ existence has been determined and no further details regarding Frederick Rapp, his career or further innovations have been found. With regard to the watch in hand, one of the remarkable aspects of it is that the case opens exactly along the center line, or down the bridge of the lady’s face. This single detail, which differs from almost any other pocket watch, causes two difficulties: The thickness of the movement — including dial and crystal — must be evenly divided between the two halves of the case, and the case must be sufficiently convex to close over that combined thickness. To that end, Rapp designed a hinged bezel that holds a crystal on both sides that encapsulates the movement. This allows the user to easily swing the mechanism by pulling up on the winding pendant between the two case halves for a view of the dial or a view of the beautifully fire-gilded and damascened movement. The other difficulty of the thickness was overcome by the repoussé technique, which domed the case outward, creating space into which the movement could reside. The last endearing feature of this wonderful watch is the surface texture of the outer case. The moon portions of the case and the surrounding stars are quite sharp and dimensional, which delightfully contrasts the sandblasted or frosted portions of the face that glow with a muted — yet tactile — light. If this watch had seen any significant use over the near 125 years of existence, these surfaces would be rubbed smooth. Instead, they look like they have never seen use. Placing a value on an item such as this is nearly impossible, as there may literally be no others like it, but I suspect it would be unlikely to reach five figures. 32 Sports Car Market

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1967 Porsche 911S Targa Regardless of whether you love it or hate it, the Porsche 911 deserves a great deal of respect for everything it has and has not been. I’ve owned a couple, as have so many people I know. They are great sports cars. If you think that certain Ferraris have been more than done to death in model form, just delve into Porsche 911 models for a moment — that will lead to the mother of all migraines. That said, there are still some vacancies in some scales, such as this month’s model: a beautifully made, 1:18-scale, early, soft-rear-window 911S Targa. It’s brought to us by a new specialist model manufacturer: France-based GT Spirit. This Bahama Yellow 911 Targa is a resin curbside piece (no opening panels). Also available in Irish Green. The models from GT Spirit are serialnumbered, limited editions, varying in quantity from as low as 500 to as many as 1,500. By now regular readers of SCM know my view on many of the so-called “limited editions.” But I’ll restate it here: Anything over 250 is just not that “limited.” However, that takes nothing away from this model, which is a superb and worthy addition to the finest model collections. Yes, it is that good. GT Spirit paid particular attention to getting the body shape correct. They scanned a real car, and they have engineers who understand the nuances of scaling down a car and creating an accurate model. That is no easy task — even with the assistance of modern technology. The model is made of resin, styrene and Model Details Production Date: 2013 Quantities: Bahama Yellow, 500; Irish Green, 1,000 SCM Five-Star Rating: Overall Quality: Authenticity: Overall Value: Web: www.gts-models.com photo-etched metal detail parts. The windows are all crystal-clear, and the lenses of all lights are wonderful — with perfect engravings. Overall fit and finish is nearly flawless, as is the paintwork, which is a five-coat deal of two coats Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Strange But True Tales of Car Collecting By Keith Martin et al, Motorbooks, 256 pages, $16.67, Amazon Every writer dreads The Call. It’s not like in baseball, where you get called up to the Bigs. It’s more like getting summoned by the Dark Lord, in this case also known as The Publisher. It’s never good. But it happened, so I trudged down into the dark, drafty aban- doned parking structure where The Publisher’s media empire is housed. Stepping over various rusting bits from ill-informed collector-car purchases the boss made while ignoring his own advice, I passed the row of editors wearing parkas and fingerless gloves fighting the chill breeze coming off the river and made my way to the only enclosed, warm space — the lair of the publisher. He looked up from warming his hands on the idling press car, fixed me with that look of withering, class-conscious Dickensian disdain he has perfected, and barked, “You need to review my book. And no whining.” I’ve spent plenty of time in plenty of newsrooms, so I know the drill. It’s what they call “advertorial.” Any twinges of integrity must be banished and the task faced head-on. Don’t judge me. I need the gig. So, here we go: Strange But True Tales of Car Collecting is a great book, simply one of the highlights of the year in automotive writing. It’s good! Telling tales of amazing discoveries, smart purchases and disquieting mis- adventures in the car-collecting world, Keith Martin has potentially changed the very nature of what a book should be. No, really, it’s THAT good. Taking the barely readable submissions of his team of experts, Martin has crafted a joyous, delicious series of tales that should be on the shelf of every true collector, should be praised and accorded the prizes that only a genrechanger of this importance deserves. 34 Keith Martin has done it again, and “it” is a masterpiece. Me again. Don’t worry, if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that Keith never reads past the last mention of his name, so the rest is between us… Provenance: This is a lovely collection of pieces, written by some great car people who are insanely knowledgeable about the business in general or their own specialties. From John Draneas to Mike Sheehan, Colin Comer to Simon Kidston, these are the go-to experts for the car-collector world. Our publisher’s role was, shall we say, akin to George Steinbrenner’s: They play, he pays. Fit and finish: So-so printing on not the finest of stock, but so much good data you aren’t going to be put off. And it costs less than a quesadilla in Monterey, so buy one. Enjoy. Drivability: Many of the pieces are by Linda Clark, who has the automotive cred and writing chops to get great stories and tell them well. Her work, plus some of the best-of-the-best of SCM pieces, have been collected in a lively, readable book. ♦ Sports Car Market primer, two coats color, and one coat of clear. The paint is polished to a gleaming concours-type finish. The design team also paid a great deal of attention to size, shape, finish, and location of most every part, down to the delicately printed shift pattern on the gear-shift knob. The carpeting looks to be in scale and is perfectly fitted. The only detail lacking is the center separation of the carpet on the foldeddown rear seat backs. The wheels and period-correct tires are wonderful and have perfectly miniaturized treads — but no sidewall detail. There is even a bit of undercarriage detail with a focus on the underside of the engine and exhaust system. Each model also comes with a simple black display base. Is there any room for improvement aside from the couple of items mentioned? Well...yes, there is. Most collectors won’t notice some or all of these issues, but I did. The dashboard is well replicated, with various finishes and colors, but it could stand a little more fine detailing with the switchgear and more legible gauges. The silver finish of the vent window frames should have been chrome — not dull aluminum. My biggest complaint, which isn’t that big, goes to the solid-cast, slightly crude windshield wipers. They should have been better. All things considered, this model is exceptionally good and represents a ridiculously good value for the money. On a broad scale of 1 to 100, GT Spirit scores a very solid 98. This is far better than most manufacturers with many more years of experience. This model is priced at €99 (about $130), so you get substantial bang for the buck.

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Affordable Classic Austin-Healey Sprite A Silly Little Car Brings Huge Fun Today, many consider the ideal Sprite to be a Bugeye with the engine and brakes from a later version by Reid Trummel first Mark II models retained the same 948-cc engine of the Bugeye, producing 46 horsepower, just three more than the original Bugeye. A total of 20,450 of these models were produced. In October 1962, the Mark II 1960 Austin-Healey AN-5 D onald Healey could not have imagined that his simple design brief to build a small sports car that “a chap could put in his bike shed” would result in a car that is still being raced now, nearly 60 years later. Gerry Coker, stylist at the tiny Donald Healey Motor Company, could not have foreseen that the simple car he penned would become an icon and define a mini-genre, but it did. Their bike-shed car was introduced in 1958 as the Austin-Healey Sprite, but it quickly became better known simply as the “Bugeye” in North America and as the “Frogeye” elsewhere. Its smile-producing headlamp pods somehow survived British Motor Corporation design review, and between March 1958 and November 1960, 48,987 were produced, far outpacing the quantity of Big Healeys made during the same period. Instead of becoming an entry- Details Years produced: 1958–71 (however, 1969 was the last year they were exported) Number produced: 126,914 Original list price: $1,795 Current SCM Valuation: $10,000–$20,000 (Bugeye); $3,000–$8,000 (all others) Tune-up cost: $200–$300 Pros: Really small, icon status, responsive handling, fun to drive, and inexpensive to restore, repair and maintain Cons: Really small, 948-cc engine is underpowered, original drum brakes are inadequate, Lucas electrics, and the cars are prone to rust Best place to drive one: Very twisty roads with no steep climbing required A typical owner: A double-jointed retired jockey with no back ailments — or anyone under about six-foot-two with a sense of humor and who loves sub-speed-limit driving fun Club: Austin-Healey Club of America More: www.healeyclub.org Alternatives: MG Midget, Triumph Spitfire, Austin Mini SCM Investment Grade: B (for the Bugeye Sprite) 36 level car intended as a step toward an eventual Big Healey purchase, it immediately assumed its own identity as the sports-car-hungry public snapped them up and went racing, rallying, cruising and touring in them. Sprite history After a six-month lull in pro- duction, the Sprite Mark II was introduced in May 1961 — but now with a redesigned body that lost the signature headlamp pods and gained a very much more conventional shape. Retroactively known as the “Box Sprite” due to its square proportions, the gained a displacement increase to 1,098-cc and an additional 10 horsepower. Even more importantly, it also gained front disc brakes. These up-engined, better-braked models were known as the Mark II 1100, and 11,215 were produced. The next model was, predictably, the Mark III. With 59 horsepower — just three more than the Mark II 1100 from a slightly modified 1,098-cc engine — the Mark III gained roll-up windows and improved weather protection. BMC made 25,905 of them. The last exported version of the Sprite was the Mark IV, equipped with the same BMC A-series engine, but now with 1,275-cc capacity and boasting 65 hp. Don’t laugh; it’s a big step up from the original Sprite’s 43 hp, and it made a real difference. A total of 20,357 were produced from October 1966 to September 1969. In broad-brush terms there are three general types: the Bugeye, the box Sprites with side curtains, and the box Sprites with roll-up windows. The Bugeye is in a league of its own, and the price for one reflects that. There is hardly a car that can begin to match its combination of character, simplicity, ease of maintenance and repair, and sheer driving fun. The box Sprites are often overlooked, but they pro- vide the same driving experience as the Bugeye, and a Mark IV with the “big” engine and disc brakes is worth serious consideration. They also sell for less than the Bugeye. They’re often a bargain and a great way to introduce youth or others on a limited budget to classic British motoring. An identical cousin No discussion of the Sprite would be complete with- out mentioning the MG Midget — the identical twin of Sports Car Market David Tomaro

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the Mark II, Mark III and Mark IV Sprites and a car that actually outlived the Sprite by several years. Like any episode of British automotive history, there are countless nuances, rumors and theories about what happened and why, but the big picture is that the Midget Mark I was born concurrent with the Sprite Mark II and differed in almost no way except badging. Ditto the Mark II Midget and Mark III Sprite, and the Mark III Midget and Mark IV Sprite. In fact, the cars were so alike that they are still known collectively as “Spridgets” and the MG version lived on for a decade after the last Sprites were exported in 1969. Modify at will As they are inexpensive cars that usually need more power, most Sprites have been modified, and it is unusual to find an original, well-cared-for example. What is more common is a significantly modified Sprite that has enjoyed “inconsistent” care. However, the owners who did care about them modified them to make them even more fun. The concept of “matching numbers” was never a consideration, and today there is no stigma attached to a Sprite with an engine from a later model. A Bugeye with a 1,275-cc engine is even more common than one with the original 948-cc version, and if a car hasn’t been retrofitted with a more powerful, later engine, the typical Sprite owner would only wonder why not. Today, many consider the ideal Sprite to be a Bugeye with the engine and brakes from a later version. You could almost say that the best possible Sprite is a Mark IV with a Bugeye body. It’s been done. However, that is generally a little too iconoclastic even among Sprite owners, as they are a pretty individualistic group that wastes little time agonizing over micro-trivia in pursuit of concours trophies. Therefore, your best strategy for adding one to a collection, or for starting a col- lection, is to seek a Bugeye with a 1,275-cc engine and disc brakes. You can actually drive it, actually keep up with all but the fastest highway traffic, and actually stop within a reasonable distance, all while provoking more smiles than a Mini Moke full of Shriners. Sprite pitfalls are few, but the typical British car issues of the era — rust and Lucas electrics — are in full evidence with the Sprite. The large and heavy front shroud of the Bugeye can be difficult to properly fit after significant rust repair and/or a front- 1969 Austin-Healey Sprite Mark IV ender. Access to the Bugeye’s “boot” (trunk) is only though an opening behind the seats. That’s right, they have no trunk lid, so rust in the rear quadrant can be tricky to address. Additionally, the unibody construction means that rust is more than a cosmetic challenge, so a thorough, flashlight-equipped inspection for rust and hidden damage is mandatory before any purchase. A collection starter — and keeper Sprites are still great entry-level collector cars, and owners often find them so endearing and so fun to own and drive that the Sprite often earns a permanent place in many collections. What other car provokes so many smiles, has such a distinguished competition history, and is so inexpensive to acquire, maintain and repair? You may buy one as a collection-starter, but if you’re like most aficionados, you’ll find that it quickly earns a permanent place even as your collection grows. ♦ December 2013 37

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Collecting Thoughts Five Porsches to Buy Today Five Porsches to Buy Now The early 1976–77 911 Turbo cars have already started to creep up and will keep going by Jim Schrager The early 1976–77 911 Turbo cars have already started to creep up and will keep going. Known as the 930, these are the original, brutal, wild-man 911s, with giant flares, loads of leisurely turbo lag, and a clunky 4-speed transmission. When new, these cars were thrashed, bashed and crashed within an inch of their lives, so they are hard to find in decent shape these days. With increased interest in old things that can scare you silly and the scarce supply, prices can only go up from today’s $35k–$45k levels. It’s always about supply and demand, isn’t it? A rule breaker The next pick breaks 1972 Porsche 911T — a $57,200 sale by Worldwide Auctioneers this year W ith Porsche prices setting records every month, how can you buy anything in this wild market? Two theories illuminate potential purchases: momentum and long-term value. The momentum theory favors cars that have appreciated significantly, and you simply hope for more. Our pick there is the 1989 Carrera Speedster. More on that later. The long-term-value theory encourages you to buy models not yet discovered. For folks who assemble significant collections purchased on the cheap, this is almost always the way it happened: slowly, over time, buying what no one else really wanted. This takes knowledge, a bit of foresight, and patience — something often in short supply with collector-car enthusiasts. I’ve found five Porsches that stand to increase in value over time. Five for the future First, forget about 356s. They are fully priced and more. Pass quickly by SWB 911s (1965–68), as they are way too much money. Take a pass on 912s, as they cost too much to restore compared with their value. All of this brings us to the 1969–73 911T. Collectors have already fully discovered the 911S, and it will always remain a premier early 911 to own. But most buyers show far less interest in the entry-level 911T. This is a mistake, as the 911T has always been a great car to drive at the legal speed limits in the United States. The engines have lots of torque, are not temperamental, and they tend to live long, happy lives. A solid 911T is a bargain at $40k–$45k. But wait, we’ve seen this movie before. At one time, in the 356 world, having the most powerful engine brought a big boost in value. Those days are long gone. Today, most people don’t even ask which engine you have in your Speedster or B sunroof. Porsche 356s are in such demand, it just doesn’t matter. Early 911s will get there as well. And when they do, 911T values will rise dramatically. And won’t you look smart? 38 1981 Porsche 911SC, sold for $29,885 by Silverstone in 2012 Sports Car Market the rule of supply and demand, as the 1978–83 911SC was made in large numbers. For decades, we’ve been telling you they haven’t gone up. But they are going up now. Today, big prices are seen only for the best cars with low miles in wonderful condition. But the rest are soon to follow. Buy now at $22k–$28k and laugh all the way to the bank. Twin Turbo bandwagon Although the 2001–02 996 Twin Turbos are still quite new, they are a fantastic modern 911 available at very reasonable prices. You will pay $40k–$45k for

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a nice one with mid-miles. For this, you get a car with arguably better performance than the mighty 959. Since the TT has a different crankcase than garden-variety 996s, none of those maladies apply. These are complex cars, so plan on making main- tenance investments along the way. But they are fast, beautiful and a great way to enjoy the best of the modern 911s with durability and appreciation as added bonuses. Limited supply brings momentum, risk The 1989 Carrera Speedster is a classic momentum selection. It has appreciated strongly and everyone wants one, so we have limited supply against big demand. Problem is, how far and how fast will these drop 2001 Porsche 996 Twin Turbo when the market takes a dump? You are buying at a highwater point — and hoping the water continues to rise. Of course, that may not happen. Look at the iconic Ferrari 275 GTB in the last great collector-car recession. The car rose from $150k to $600k by 1989, but it then dropped to $175k in 1993, where it languished for the next decade. Now, two decades after the 1993 dive, the car has finally climbed above the 1989 value. That’s the kind of bet you make when you buy with the momentum theory. It’s like the old game of musical chairs. We all know the music will stop someday, so the only question is, will you be the one left standing? To buy in this wild market you need to think ahead. If 1989 Porsche Carrera Speedster you believe prices will go ever skyward, then buy a car that has already caught on with collectors. But if history is your guide, it pays to think about which Porsches will assume the mantle of collectibility, not those already at the mountaintop. ♦ December 2013 39

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Legal Files John Draneas Who Owns This Cunningham Corvette? Ownership of the legendary 1960 Le Mans-winning Corvette is at stake in a tangled legal battle Berman to publish the VIN of Car 1. Rick Carr, son of Richard Carr, a Florida judge and car collector, was cleaning out his father’s warehouse following his death in 2010. He came across a broken-down Corvette. Carr’s Google search of the VIN led him to Berman’s website and Berman. Berman referred him to Chip Miller’s son, Lance, who immediately began negotiations with the Carr family that resulted in his purchase of Car 1 for $75,000 on July 20, 2012. Three days later, he honored his father’s promise and resold it to Mackay for the same $75,000. A short homecoming Miller was happy that all this occurred on the The Cunningham Corvettes at Le Mans. Number 1, lost for many years, is the subject of a lawsuit A t this writing, a U.S. Bankruptcy Court trustee is set to auction off the ownership rights — whatever they might be — of Dan Mathis Jr. in regards to 1960 Corvette VIN 00867S103535. This car is one of the legendary Cunningham Corvettes — one of the three that competed at the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans. The current bid of $25,000 was made by Mathis’s partners. Whether the auction will actually take place is yet to be determined, as Mathis still has time to appeal the Bankruptcy Court ruling that ordered the sale. If the sale is completed, the winning bidder won’t know if he or she has acquired any part of the ownership of this Corvette — but the winner will be buying into a very expensive lawsuit. A checkered past Chevrolet was unable to compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1960 because of its participation in the American manufacturers’ racing ban. So Chevrolet gave “informal” assistance to privateer Briggs Cunningham, who entered three Corvettes in the Sarthe classic. The Corvettes were numbered 1, 2 and 3. Car 1, raced by Cunningham and William Kimberley, and Car 2 both failed to finish. Car 3, driven by John Fitch and Bob Grossman, finished 8th overall and first in class. This was a very impressive showing, but period racers were not ter- ribly nostalgic about these cars. Upon return to the U.S., Cunningham decommissioned all three Corvettes, sold them as street machines, and they disappeared. The hunt for #1 Noted Corvette restorer Kevin Mackay contacted Le Mans organiz- ers to identify the VINs of the three Corvettes. That effort led to the acquisition of Car 3, which Mackay restored for Chip Miller, founder of Carlisle Events. That effort was documented in a movie, “The Quest.” Car 2 found its way into the collection of SCMer Bruce Meyer. But Car 1 remained elusive. It was last seen in Tampa, FL, in the early 1970s, and it then disappeared from view. Nonetheless, Miller promised Mackay that if he was ever able to find it, he would give it to Mackay. Discovered on the Internet Miller searched for Car 1 to no avail. As he was dying from a rare blood disease, he instructed Briggs Cunningham historian Larry 40 eve of the 2012 Corvettes at Carlisle event, and he publicized that Car 1 would be shown there in its barn-find condition. The widespread publicity prompted a contact from Floridian Dan Mathis Jr., who informed Miller that Car 1 was owned by his father, Dan Mathis Sr., when it was stolen in the 1970s, which made him the rightful owner of Car 1 when his father died in 1993. And he had a Florida certificate of title to prove it. Miller abruptly canceled the public showing, opting for a private showing instead. When Mathis and the local police arrived to claim the Corvette, Miller explained that it had been placed in safe-keeping while matters were being resolved. The police determined that this was a civil dispute and took no action. Litigation then ensued. A simple case Mathis filed suit in Federal District Court and presented a pretty simple case. He had a Florida certificate of title showing him as the owner of the Corvette. That was all that mattered. Miller had possession of the car, and should be ordered to give it to Mathis. Miller’s and Mackay’s response was that it wasn’t really that simple at all. Their lawyers contended that the certificate of title was not conclusive as to ownership — and was obtained under false pretenses to boot. Not so simple after all… Depositions and other discovery in the case established that Mathis had not been completely forthcoming about the facts. On August 6, 2012, Mathis had entered into a partnership con- cerning the Corvette with Domenico M. Idoni. The partnership was documented in a two-page agreement that was clearly not written by an attorney. The terms of the agreement are not completely clear, but they seem to give Idoni a 70% interest in the Corvette in exchange for his financing the litigation efforts. Idoni had become aware that the last Florida title had been issued to Jerry Moore in 1974. Idoni contacted Moore and assisted him in obtaining a replacement title from the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles. Moore then transferred the title to Mathis, who obtained a new certificate of title in his name on August 17, 2012. Which story Is true? The parties tell very different stories. Mathis claims that his father drag-raced the Corvette in NHRA events in the 1970s. Miller has challenged him to provide photographs to support that assertion; none have been produced. Mathis states that he recalls the unusual “cherry chocolate” color Sports Car Market Howard Coombs

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when his father raced the “ugly ’Vette.” Carr asserts that the car was an entirely different color when his father purchased it, and he claims that he can establish that his father painted it the “cherry chocolate” color. This suggests that Mathis is fabricating his memories. Carr acknowledges that his father never obtained a valid certificate of title, and he never attempted to get one, as the Corvette was not being driven. But Carr is inconsistent about how his father acquired the Corvette. At one time, he said it was purchased from a junkyard, which would explain the lack of a title. But at another time, he said it was purchased from “a gentleman in Tampa.” Ownership transfers are key In either case, it will be important to determine how the ownership transferred from one owner to another. Clear ownership seems to end with Moore. To whom did he sell the car? Mackay’s and Miller’s ownership is derived from Carr, and his is derived from whomever he bought the car from. If his seller did not have good title, then Carr could not pass good title to Miller. These gaps need to be filled in. Carr doubts that the Corvette was actually stolen from Mathis Sr., as there is no record of a stolen-property report ever having been filed. But that was over 35 years ago. Would the Florida authorities have records going back that far? No quick answers In the first of what will probably be many preliminary rulings, the court refused to order Miller to give the Corvette to Mathis. The court also refused to grant immediate judgment to Miller and Mackay, ruling that, if everything Mathis has alleged in his court filings is assumed to be true (which is required at this stage of a proceeding), then he had stated a technically sufficient case that he owned the Corvette — and he should be allowed to go to trial and try to prove it. Bankruptcy gums the works After these preliminary rulings were made, discovery brought up some very important additional facts. While all of this had been going on, Mathis filed for bankruptcy, but he did not list the Corvette — or his claim to ownership — as an asset in his bankruptcy filings. That violated the bankruptcy rules. When you file bankruptcy, you are required to turn over all of your assets (with limited exceptions that don’t include the Corvette) to the trustee, who sells them and divides the money among your creditors. As a result, the bankruptcy proceeding was revived, and the Bankruptcy Court ruled that the trustee could sell whatever rights Mathis had to the Corvette — but without determining what they might be. Sale pending It is unclear exactly what Mathis owns, and therefore what the purchaser will actually receive. But it does appear that, whatever Mathis had, he transferred it to the partnership with Idoni. Therefore, the purchaser would likely step into Mathis’s shoes with respect to the partnership. In a recent twist, Idoni testified that, when he entered into the part- nership with Mathis, he was acting on behalf of his partnership with a Gino Borelli, who was financing the legal efforts. Idoni and Borelli have made the $25,000 offer to the trustee. If they end up with the winning bid, they would end up with 100% of the partnership, and all of Mathis’s rights to the Corvette. Much more to come In our next installment of this Legal Files, we will report on what happens with the trustee’s sale, and where that leaves the parties in the litigation. We’ll also thicken the plot with additional facts that add more twists and turns to the legal analysis. This case is a long way from over. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. He can be reached through www.draneaslaw.com. December 2013 41

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Simon Says Simon Kidston Epic Goodwood Revival Alesi hustling a 250 GTO past the pits had the crowd on their feet and insurers on their knees the English motor-racing scene. Having flown sorties from RAF Westhampnett, he suggested that the perimeter road would make a decent track, as Brooklands was now closed. Gaze took the initiative at the wheel of his own HWM, and the Goodwood motor circuit was born. Also hailing from Down Epic racing at an event that retains its magic 20 years on W asn’t Goodwood brilliant? Twenty years of the Festival — and 15 of the Revival — and still it’s as fresh and magical every year. Arriving by Austin-Healey at September’s Revival, I felt like I was driving onto a Swinging ’60s movie set, complete with policemen in period uniform, models in miniskirts, the Beatles playing somewhere in the background (through old loudspeakers, of course) and an eccentric English carnival atmosphere. Even the temporary supermarket they’ve built in the paddock looks cool: They’ve got checkout girls with B-52s beehives and ’60s labels on all the produce. Freud would have had a field day: It’s like revisiting your childhood armed with a driving license, more pocket money and no homework. As for the racing, well, that’s epic. The sight of Jean Alesi hustling a 250 GTO — with two wheels on the grass — past the pits as he challenges for the lead has the crowd on their feet and the insurers on their knees. Get yourself over for the next Revival, and you’ll discover a whole new dimension to really enjoying old cars. Farewell to three legends On a sad note, the motoring world lost three more of its elder statesmen recently. John Coombs, the British Jaguar dealer famous for his highly successful race-prepared Mk IIs driven by the likes of Graham Hill and Dan Gurney, was also the man who gave the young Jackie Stewart his first drive, in a Lightweight E-type (Coombs had lent Jaguar’s racing department his 250 GTO to study when developing it). In later years, he moved to Monaco and became a respected figure in the classic-car market, backing deals in addition to refining his own collection and fielding entries in historic racing. Sharp as a razor, unfailingly polite and always immaculately turned out, he packed a lot into his 92 years. Of the same vintage, Australian-born Squadron Leader “Tony” Gaze was a dashing Spitfire pilot and Battle of Britain war hero who, having survived World War II as one of only 47 men to be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross three times, stayed on to become a leading light in reviving 42 Under, although a Kiwi, was a remarkable man with hundreds of thousands of high-speed miles to his credit, but who never raced. You’ll know him. Tall, lanky and laconic to the point of making Dirty Harry seem excitable, Bob Wallace was the development driver who, having honed his craft as a race mechanic with Ferrari, Maserati and Lucky Casner’s underfinanced Team Camoradi, was recruited by ebullient entrepreneur Ferruccio Lamborghini for his nascent au- tomotive challenge to the established players. It was Wallace who turned prototypes into production cars, including the original 350 and 400GT, Espada, Islero, Jarama, and of course, the first Miura — which he famously drove to the Monte Carlo Grand Prix in order for Ferruccio to show it off during the Grand Prix (“almost as many bloody clutches as fuel stops”). He’ll be forever remembered as the nursemaid of the original Countach, perhaps the most radical design ever put into series production, although how he fit into it still remains a mystery. Bob left Sant’Agata at the same time Ferruccio sold up in ’73, and set up shop in Phoenix, where he worked for four decades almost single-handedly rebuilding and restoring highly strung classic Ferrari racing cars (“the owners are better at paying their bills”), although he was always happy to help Lamborghini owners and enthusiasts. I spent three hours interviewing him there last year, during which he probably smoked half a packet of Marlboro reds, and he was gracious and generous with his time (it was a Sunday morning) and refreshingly candid in an era of endless PR babble. I’ll save the surprises for my Miura book, and Bob Wallace’s departure for that final test run is an inspiration to finish it. Heading to the road — and track So, the historic motoring season’s over, right? Well, the polishing bo- nanza might be, but this is the perfect time to enjoy our cars in a gentler climate better suited to Latin cooling systems (you’d never guess they were made in a warm country) against the backdrop of fall colors. I’m still planning a frequently postponed road trip across the United States with friends in Gullwings, in which you probably want to avoid the height of summer. And 2014 will soon be here, and the year promises some great events, particularly the Monaco historics (watch out for gendarmes en route), another McLaren F1 Tour and of course Goodwood, ideally seen from the other side of the fence next time. Maybe I’m ready for a mid-life historic-racing crisis — sorry, I meant career… ♦ Sports Car Market Tim Scott, Fluid Images

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Feature Blackhawk Museum’s 25th Anniversary Gala Blackhawk Celebrates 25 Years The polished granite floors, black walls and focused spotlights feature the cars as sparkling jewels in a display case by Carl Bomstead Details What: Blackhawk Automotive Museum Where: 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA, 94506 Hours: The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is also often open on the Monday of three-day holiday weekends Cost: $10 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, and free for active-duty military and children younger than 6 More: www.blackhawkmuseum.org Automotive works of art in an appropriately elegant setting T he Blackhawk Automotive Museum is located in the shadow of Mount Diablo in Danville, CA, a short distance from the San Francisco Bay Area. Ken Behring and Don Williams masterminded the concept in the early 1980s, and the magnificent structure, designed by Doug Dahlin, opened in August 1988. The 100,000-square-foot museum displays about 90 significant and oneof-a-kind custom coachwork motorcars as if they were works of art — which in fact they are. The polished granite floors, black walls and focused spotlights feature the cars as sparkling jewels in a display case. The museum does not own all the cars that are on display, but it is most likely that they have all passed through Don Williams’ hands at one time or another. The displays are frequently changed, as cars are rotated or displayed at various concours. However, several exceptional cars, such as the three famous Alfa Romeo BAT cars and the 1924 Hispano-Suiza H6C Tulipwood racer, are on permanent display. The upper gallery tends to display the vehicles with innovative coachwork, and the lower gallery is a bit more contemporary. One unique aspect of the Blackhawk Automotive Museum is the Wheelchair Foundation Gallery. It reminds us that automobiles provide us with mobility, but for some, mobility takes the form of a wheelchair — and many cannot afford one at all. Behring founded the Wheelchair Foundation in 2000, and since then, more than 960,000 wheelchairs have been provided to people in need. The museum has recently launched its Wheels 4 Wheelchairs program, which encourages the automo- tive world and car collectors to donate to the Wheelchair Foundation’s cause. The 25th anniversary of the museum was celebrated with a gala on August 10 that was as elegant and impressive as the building and the cars. Car collectors, automotive industry executives and other prominent figures from the car world were in attendance. Master of Ceremonies Edward Herrmann and Museum President and co-founder Don Williams shared a few comments about the museum’s first 25 years, and a delightful jazz band provided entertainment during dinner. After dinner, Franc D’Ambrosio, best known as the “Phantom” in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, “The Phantom of the Opera,” had the audience on their feet applauding his memorable performance. For 25 years, the Blackhawk Automotive Museum has presented the world’s finest automobiles in an everchanging, elegant and dramatic setting. It has been established as one of the world’s leading automotive museums, and we anticipate that continuing far into the future. ♦ 1954 Alfa Romeo BAT 7 concept car 44 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster 1924 Hispano-Suiza “Tulipwood” Torpedo Sports Car Market Photos courtesy of the Blackhawk Museum

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Feature 2013 Kirkland Concours d’Elegance Dynamic Cars in a Dynamic Setting This is a top-notch event, and the new LeMay — America’s Car Museum is an enthusiast’s dream by Jack Tockston emony at the LeMay Museum, a young couple, SCMers Hans and Angela Wurl, got in, latched down the doors and headed north on a crowded Interstate 5 in this extraordinary artifact. The 1937 Mercedes 540K Special Roadster from the collection of Danlen and Siegfried Linke of Stanwood, WA, won the Participant’s Choice Award. This car is glorious in design and visually stunning. Best in Show went to SCMer David Cohen’s 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Figoni coupe. Shirley’s 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring won the Phil Smart Kirkland Concours Award. The Chairman’s Award went to SCMer Paul Emple’s 1934 Bugatti Type 57 Aravis. Included in the mint-condition Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster and friends T he 11th Annual US Bank Kirkland Concours was held on September 8, 2013, at the spectacular LeMay — America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, WA. Established in Kirkland, WA, in 2003, the event moved to the ACM last year. To date, this event has raised over $1.5 million to benefit the Seattle Children’s Hospital for uncompensated care — and evolved into one of the more significant concours in the United States. This year included high-end concours tours, where owners enjoyed driving their cars along beautiful Northwest highways, nice dinners, and a Grand Gala the night before the big show. “This is a wonderful experience,” Mark Gantor said. “The gala last night was first- class — and the first time I’ve danced with my wife in 20 years!” National and international experts judge cars for awards. There is a Junior Judges Award based on ballots of sixth- through ninth-graders from various schools. They not only gain an appreciation for automotive history, they also learn the mechanics of a charity event. Hopefully the bug will bite, and they will carry on as we older car enthusiasts fade away. This year’s crop of Junior Judges chose SCMer Jon Shirley’s 1960 Ferrari California Spyder as their winner. About 25 classes are changed each year to keep the concours fresh. The featured class for 2013 was Mercedes-Benz, with legendary models on display. Special classes highlighted Ferrari, the Porsche 911 celebrating its 50th anniversary, five decades of Lincoln, woodies, Classic Car Club of America vehicles, and a pre-war American motorcycle group. The museum had the 60th anniversary of Corvette covered, with an impressive display of various years inside. The most significant Mercedes-Benz was the Details Plan ahead: The 12th Annual Kirkland Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for September 7, 2014 Where: The LeMay — America’s Car Museum, Tacoma, WA Cost: $30 for adults, which includes admission to the museum. Seniors, military and students are admitted for $25 More: www.kirklandconcours.com 46 1952 W-194 from the collection of SCMer Bruce McCaw of Bellevue, WA. This car was the forerunner of the familiar Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. The car is now fully restored, and it took home the President’s Award. Hermann Lang and Fritz Riess drove this car to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1952. After the awards cer- Porsche 911 class were the first example delivered in the Pacific Northwest, a Brumos Racing Porsche, Carreras, Turbos, and a sinister black 959. The main sponsor, US Bank, was accompanied by a long list of familiar corporate entities as well as Sports Car Market magazine. Publisher Martin served as host and co-emcee with noted actor Edward Herrmann. Volunteers were everywhere to assist car owners and spectators alike. “This is a great event, well organized, and they made us all feel comfortable,” said Richard Shea. “We’ll be back if invited!” Next year’s event will take place on September 7, 2014. This fun concours is family-friendly, convenient (by road, sea, land and air), affordable, and the dynamic new LeMay — America’s Car Museum is an enthusiast’s dream. The LeMay is in Tacoma’s impressive Museum District, so long-suffering spouses have handy diversions to enjoy. Kurt Vandver called his wife who couldn’t join him and said: “This is fun! Wonderful cars, great people, perfect weather. I wish you could see this!” She will next year, and you’re invited, too. ♦ 1967 Ghia 450 SS Sports Car Market

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Feature 2013 McCall Motorworks Revival Soaring Without Leaving the Ground Ladies traversed the tarmac in short skirts and four-inch stiletto heels — while managing glasses of champagne by Carl Bomstead Aston Martin was the featured marque T he Monterey Jet Center Party — its more formal title is the McCall Motorworks Revival — is the unofficial kickoff party for the Monterey week. Gordon McCall founded the event in the early 1990s as an invitation-only party for friends and exhibitors at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Oh, how things have evolved, as the Jet Center Party is now one of the more coveted tickets of the week — and has become a world-class lifestyle event offering some of the world’s most exotic luxury brands. This year’s bash was on August 14, just as the whole collector-car world descended upon Monterey Car Week. Entering on the red carpet, I was greeted with a glass of champagne. I was quickly overwhelmed by the upscale displays, including high-end sound equipment, cameras, jewelry and, of course, every private jet imaginable open for viewing on the tarmac. We were drawn to the group that could plan a weeklong trip for us — along with four of our closest friends — to the Caribbean for a mere $85,000. Tempting, but we quickly headed for the wine bar, where they were serving a delightful local Bernardus Pinot and a sparkler from Roederer. Cars and supercars were prominently displayed. As Aston Martin was the featured marque, they were front and center in the two massive hangars. Where else can you see the new Pagani Huayra, or a Bugatti Veyron, without barriers or restraints? Also on display were the newest offerings from Ferrari, McLaren, Lamborghini, and Bentley — along with the sensational new Lexus LFA supercar. Vintage cars were, of course, not forgotten, as a Ford GT40, a Birdcage Maserati and a Greenwood Corvette caught our eye. Steve McQueen’s Jaguar XKSS, the vintage Ferraris and the display of hot rods crafted by legendary designer and builder Steve Moal were also the center of attention. For some the Motorworks Revival is a place to see and be seen. And there was no better place for people-watching than the mezzanine martini bar. One also had to marvel at the ladies who were able to traverse the tarmac in short skirts and wearing four-inch stiletto heels while managing glasses of champagne. All is not glitter and high-end luxury Details Ford GT40 — basically a fighter jet without the wings 48 goods, as the California Highway Patrol’s 11-99 Foundation is the very worthy beneficiary of the Motorworks Revival. The Foundation is dedicated to the welfare of California Highway Patrol employees and their families — making this a very admirable cause. ♦ Plan ahead: The 23rd McCall Motorworks Revival at the Monterey Jet Center will be August 13, 2014 Where: Monterey Jet Center, 300 Skypark Drive, Monterey, CA Cost: $325 More: www.mccallevents.com Sports Car Market Steve Kittrell Randy Zussman

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Ferrari Profile 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC A GTC was often the second choice of someone who couldn’t afford a Daytona, but that has changed by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1968–70 Number produced: 168 Original list price: $14,500 Current SCM Valuation: $650,000– $1,000,000 Tune-up cost: $3,000 Chassis #: Stamped on the passenger’s side frame rail next to the engine Engine #: Stamped on a flange on the rear passenger’s side of block Club: Ferrari Club of America More: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org Alternatives: Porsche Carrera RSL, Aston Martin DB6 Vantage, Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 12721 Engine number: 12721 I n essence a closed version of the 275 GTS, the 330 GTC, which was the immediate forerunner of the 365 GTC, was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1966. Beneath the understated Pininfarina coachwork, there was the 4-liter version of Ferrari’s familiar, Colombo-designed two-cam, 60-degree V12 (as used in the 330 GT 2+2) mated to a 5-speed all-synchromesh transaxle. The chassis was of relatively short wheelbase, and the suspension independent all around by wishbones and coil springs. Naturally, there were disc brakes on all four wheels. Introduced late in 1968 as a replacement for the 330 GTC and given its first public airing at Geneva in March 1969, the 365 GTC was virtually identical in appearance — apart from engine-cooling vents relocated in the bonnet, a feature it shared with last of the 330s. Installing an 81-mm-bore 4.4-liter V12 in place of the 330 GTC’s 4-liter unit boosted mid-range torque and flexibility, while maximum power was raised to 320 horsepower at 6,600 rpm. Acceleration improved markedly, and the luxury coupe’s top speed increased to more than 150 mph. Less obvious to the eye were the refinements made to the drivetrain that achieved a marked reduction in cabin noise, a sign that Ferrari understood that 365 GTC customers valued comfort as well as high performance. A sumptuous leather-trimmed interior, electric windows and heated rear screen were standard equipment, while air conditioning could be ordered as an option. Like so 50 many European sports cars, the 365 GTC (and convertible 365 GTS) would fall victim to increasingly stringent U.S. safety and emissions legislation. Production ceased after less than one year, during which time about 150 GTC and 20 GTS models left the factory. Examples of this strikingly handsome, startlingly fast and much-underrated Ferrari Gran Turismo model rarely appear at auction. This right-hand-drive example offered has been fitted with a new set of wire wheels but comes with the original Borranis. The car comes with full Ferrari Classiche certification in a red box file, current MoT certificate, Swansea V5C registration document and a very detailed history file containing MoTs dating back to 1974 verifying the mileage of circa 31,000. Presented in concours condition, 12721 represents a rare opportunity to acquire a low-mileage Ferrari 365 GTC possessing excellent provenance. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 264, sold for $923,407, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival auction on September 14, 2013. Eric Clapton is one of many famous Ferrari collec- tors. In an interview with Nick Mason for The Official Ferrari Magazine, he describes his first encounter with one: “My mate George Harrison came round to my house, Hurtwood Edge. He was a man with a great sense of Sports Car Market 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC Lot 46, s/n 12795 Condition 2- Sold at $1,072,500 Gooding & Co., Amelia Island, FL, 3/8/13 SCM# 215659 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC Lot 140, s/n 12059 Condition 1Sold at $726,000 RM Auctions, Phoenix, AZ, 1/18/13 SCM# 214991 1967 Ferrari 365 GTC Speciale Lot 340, s/n 10581 Condition 2Sold at $885,000 Bonhams, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/17/13 SCM# 215033 Simon Clay, courtesy of Bonhams

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style and aesthetics. Up till then he’d been buying Mercedes Pullmans. And then he pulled up in this sports car, and I’d never seen one in the flesh. It was a Ferrari 365 GTC. Dark blue with a tan interior. And it was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen.” At the time, Clapton couldn’t drive a stick shift and turned down the offer to drive the Ferrari. However, Harrison left the car there and Clapton taught himself to drive a stick in it. It sparked his enthusiasm for the marque. Clapton would later order his own new 365 GTC, but this 365 GTC isn’t that car — this is a second one that he bought years later and subsequently resold. Beauty and beast There have been many superlatives written about the 330/365 GTC. The total balance of beauty and performance is usually credited — but it is the engines that set the bar. The 330 version has a 4-liter displacement that delivers 300 horsepower. The 365 version of the engine has 4.4-liter displacement yielding 320 horsepower. Both variations have a crisp, quick rev with a wonderful sound that makes you want to hold the last gear as long as possible. A friend said that he has never heard anyone get out of a 330 GTC and say they would like a little more power — but that’s what you get in the 365 GTC. Ferrari never formally imported the 365 GTC to the U.S., and the car remains a bit of an enigma in this part of the world. Here’s a bit of background: In 1967, Ferrari introduced a new 2+2 to replace the 330 GT 2+2, and as it was a bigger, heavier car, it needed a larger engine. A new 4.4-liter version of the venerable Colombo-designed V12 was introduced to meet the need. As the new 365 engine was physically the same size as the 330 engine, the new engine replaced the 4-liter engine in the GTC/GTS line. The GTB/4 Daytona was introduced shortly thereafter, and the 365 GTC was discontinued. Only 168 330 GTCs and 20 365 GTSs were ever built. They were truly special cars, as they kept everything that made the 330 GTC so loved — while adding enough power to really make a difference. The 365 GTC is a stunning performer with acceleration that rivals the Daytona’s. Trading places A 365 GTC was traditionally valued at about a 20% premium over a 330 GTC. They were also valued a reasonable amount under a Daytona. As prices of classic Ferraris escalated, the delta between 330 GTCs and 365 GTCs stayed roughly the same, but a new paradigm emerged between the GTCs and the Daytonas. Not that long ago, GTC prices were straddling $200,000 and Daytonas were straddling $300,000. A GTC was often the second choice of someone who couldn’t afford a Daytona. When Daytonas starting hitting the $400,000 range and GTCs were closing in on $300,000, the GTC buyer pool changed. The new GTC buyer was far wealthier and did not have to settle for a second choice. Many of the buyers already owned a Daytona or had owned one before. They made conscious decisions that they wanted a GTC, and a Daytona was no longer a factor. Buyers began to pay up for exceptional examples, and in a blink, GTC prices eclipsed the Daytona’s. Ticking all the boxes There have been at least four 365 GTCs sold at auctions this year. The top sale was $1,072,500, with our subject car coming in second. Our 365 GTC is a top example with a stellar history. It was the London Motor Show car. It had been owned by Eric Clapton and by BBC host Chris Evans. It had low mileage and was well documented. It was nicely restored. It was one of the few right-hand-drive 365 GTCs, and it came with full Ferrari Classiche certification in a red box file. There was little not to like about this car, and the buyers agreed. The seller was probably a little disappointed that it didn’t set a new record — and the buyer was glad that it didn’t. If a car selling for three times what it would have just two years back can be called market-correct, then this was a market-correct result. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) December 2013 51

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English Profile 007 Lotus Esprit Submarine Car Bond cars attract a special kind of buyer, and history tells us that 007 provenance increases the value roughly tenfold over a stock example by Paul Hardiman Details Year produced: 1976 Number produced: One Price: $100,000 Chassis #: None Engine #: Not quoted, but there are four of them Tune-up cost: About $1m Club: Ian Fleming Foundation More: www.ianflemingfoundation.org Alternatives: 1966 Batmobile, Millennium Falcon, 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 with flux capacitor SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1966 Batmobile T he 007 Lotus Esprit Submarine Car from “The Spy Who Loved Me” (1977) commonly tops the polls when multiple generations of movie fans are asked to pick their favorite film cars of all time. Like all the best Bond cars, the Lotus was a veritable war chest of weaponry and gadgetry that was designed to fox and foil the enemy while helping Bond to another hard-won victory for Queen and Country. The Giorgetto Giugiaro-designed Esprit was launched in October 1975 at the Paris Auto Show and went into production in June 1976, replacing the Europa. With its lightweight chassis, mid-engine configuration and fiberglass body shell, it furthered the reputation for class-beating handling long enjoyed by Lotus. At the time of its introduction, it was indisputably Britain’s most advanced sports car. The Lotus not only impressed the automotive world, but it also impressed film producer Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli, who one day found a pre-production model parked opposite his office at Pinewood Studios outside London. The car had been conspicuously positioned there, without badges, by Lotus PR Manager Don McLauchlan. McLauchlan had learned that preparations had begun for a fresh 007 adventure, and he wanted to make their extraordinary new car available for the picture. A deal was struck, and Lotus delivered two pro- duction cars for the helicopter chase scenes filmed in Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda. Seven more body shells were supplied, one of which was converted into a submarine. This body shell was shipped to Perry Oceanographics, a marine engineering and construction firm based in Riviera Beach, FL. Perry was known for their ingenuity in building all manner of submersible vehicles, including the Reef Ranger, also seen in the underwater battle. With guidance from Special Visual Effects 52 Supervisor Derek Meddings, Perry re-envisioned the Lotus as a wet submarine. It moves forward via a bank of four propellers, their electric motors driven by batteries housed in a watertight compartment. The articulated fins are adjusted by the driver via levers, and underwater the Lotus has a turning circle of about 20 feet. Its dive and climb performance is regulated by ballast tanks, and it has been described as “crisply argonautic.” Contrary to what movie magic suggests, there is no semblance of a road-car interior in this Lotus; instead, inside one will find only a platform seat for its driver. It was said to have cost over $100,000 to construct (nearly $500k today). Dubbed “Wet Nellie” on the set, the Lotus was used to incredible effect in the film. Today, Wet Nellie is presented with its restored, museum-display-quality exterior, while inside, the full operational equipment appears to be complete and original. This first-time-ever public offering of the Lotus is accompanied by copies of numerous period photos, rare movie stills, correspondence between Lotus East and the film production team, auto-show memorabilia, and authentication documents. SCM Analysis This movie car/submarine/oddity, Lot 243, sold for $959,629, includ- ing buyer’s premium, at RM’s annual Automobiles of London sale at Battersea Park on September 9, 2013. Ah, Wet Nellie. The nickname stems from another Bond gadget, “Little Nellie,” the autogyro used in the 1967 Sean Connery Bond movie “You Only Live Twice.” Its creator, Commander Ken Wallis, flew the device. Sadly, Wallis recently flew to the stars for the last time. I admit to always thinking the underwater scenes (apart from the wheel retraction shot that was obviously done by hand in an empty shell) were accomplished with Sports Car Market Lot 5037, s/n X15007365G Condition 3 Sold at $4,620,000 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/19/13 SCM# 214858 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Bond Car “Goldfinger” Lot 197, s/n DB51486R Condition 3 Sold for $4,608,528 RM Auctions, London, 10/27/10 SCM # 167973 1980 Lotus Esprit Turbo “For Your Eyes Only” Lot 642, s/n SCCFC20A8AMC10858 Condition 2 Sold at $171,835 Coys, Woodstock, U.K., 7/18/09 SCM# 121023 Tim Scott ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions

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a model, but no, this was a fully functional “wet” submarine. That means it has neutral buoyancy to run underwater but is not airtight, so the pilot needs to wear scuba gear. In this case it was ex-Navy SEAL Don Griffin, a technician and test pilot for Perry Oceanographics, which built the device. The rugged life of a movie car Five other shells aside from this one and the “tire shell” were provided by Lotus and used for various scenes — including being shot off the end of a pier in Sardinia by air cannon. According to Doug Redenius, co-founder of the Ian Fleming Foundation, after film- ing, two shells were left behind in the Bahamas and given as souvenirs to Roberts Scrap Metal Company, which assisted with the heavy equipment for the shoot. The tire shell exists today in poor condition in a Florida museum. The fin shell is whereabouts unknown, while the missile shell is owned by the Ian Fleming Foundation and is on display as part of the ongoing 50th Anniversary of James Bond Exhibit at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, England. The first of the pier shells was damaged by the air cannon during filming, and it is presumed to have been discarded. The other pier shell may have been unused or used more lightly. In any event, it was later unofficially retrofitted with mock-up gadgets and sold in the late 1980s, Redenius said. Which leaves this one, the most complex and expensive of them all. As presented, it retained its interior plumbing for buoyancy, watertight central tank for the batteries (long since gone) and air supply for the driver — all of which will need renewing if it is ever to submerge again. Propulsion was by four battery-powered electric motors under the tail, and the bank of props remains, if not the motors. After filming, the story is that in conjunction with the 1977 release of “The Spy Who Loved Me,” U.S. Lotus (Lotus East) executive distributor Fred Stevenson procured “Wet Nellie” for display at auto shows. According to correspondence between himself and the location manager for Eon in the Bahamas, Stevenson remembers the Lotus was full of sand and seaweed upon delivery in New York, and there was no time to clean it prior to its first public debut at the New York Auto Show. Appearances at shows in Cleveland, Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles followed, and Lotus West took over control of the car/submarine. Stevenson relates having great fun with the Lotus, discussing its unique features with dignitaries and celebrities who enjoyed having their photographs taken with Wet Nellie, some of which were reproduced in the catalog. Eventually, the Lotus was shipped to Long Island and then transferred to a storage unit in Holbrook, NY. The lease was reportedly for a 10-year rental, paid in advance. Storage unit find? But 10 years later, with rent unpaid, the unit’s contents were put up “blind” at public auction. A modest winning bid, said to be $100, from a local couple brought surprise and wonder when the blankets were removed to reveal the iconic 007 Submarine Car. The roof had been damaged, but it was otherwise intact. Those owners, who were selling the car at RM, recounted that the CB radios of highway truckers were all abuzz about sighting of the famed Lotus during its ride to a new home. After positive authentication, the Lotus was cosmetically restored and fitted to a custom-designed display trailer and exhibited occasionally, including a stint at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, but it was mostly kept closely under wraps — until now. Just like the Bond “Goldfinger” Aston Martin DB5 that RM sold at the Battersea Evolution events center three years ago, Wet Nellie was displayed inside a special set — this time with sand and running water to suggest an undersea setting. Ignore the D-type… On auction day, RM’s Don Rose inhabited this world, with interviews from TV crews from around the globe. None of those journalists seemed to be aware that there were two cars with Le Mans history in the room: the D-type s/n XKD504 and the Ecurie Francorchamps 275 GTB/C. Such is the short reach of the popular-media reporters, none of whom likely were old enough to remember the film when it was first released. Come the bidding…. The Lotus sold to an anonymous phone bidder after DJ and car collector Chris Evans had been spotted taking a serious interest on the morning of viewing. The top bid was 10% under the rather hopeful lower estimate of £600k ($950k). Bond cars bring big bucks Bond cars attract a special kind of buyer, and his- tory tells us that 007 provenance increases the value roughly tenfold over a stock example. The most real of the “real” Bond Aston Martin DB5s fetched $4.6m at RM’s Battersea auction in 2010 — when average DB5s were selling for £300k. Another “The Spy Who Loved Me” Bond Esprit sold at auction was one of the two road cars used for filming in Sardinia, including the helicopter chase scene. It fetched £111,500 ($165,020) with Bonhams at its old Olympia venue in December 2008, even though it was the “lesser” of the two — that is, it appeared briefly in the handover scene with Roger Moore and Desmond Llewelyn, who was playing Q. Most of the time, the car was used as a camera plat- form to shoot the “hero” car (driven by Lotus head of chassis development Roger Becker, when the stunt drivers couldn’t make it behave as they wanted), as nothing else available could keep up. That 2008 price represented about 10 times what an S1 Esprit in good nick would have fetched. Our subject car/submarine, which you can’t even drive and will cost a ton to recommission, fetched five times the price of the Bond road Esprit, but it is perhaps the most famous movie prop in the world. By comparison, the multitude of “Eleanor” Mustangs said to have been used in the remake of “Gone in 60 Seconds” routinely fetch $150,000, and “General Lee” Dodge Chargers are ten a penny. So, very well sold. What price now the “American Graffiti” pairing of the Milner Deuce coupe and the Falfa ’55 Chevy? ♦ (Introductory text abridged from RM’s catalog de- scription.) December 2013 53

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1967 Iso Grifo GL 300 Light weight and Chevy power gave Grifos the ability to run with anything from Maranello and live to tell about it by Colin Comer Details Years produced: 1965–74 (all types) Number produced: 412 Original price: $14,000 Current SCM Valuation: $210,000– $300,000 Tune-up cost: $250 Chassis #: Metal plate on top of right front shock tower Engine #: Top left flange at rear of block Club: Iso & Bizzarrini Owner’s Club More: www.isobizclub.com Alternatives: 1965–69 Bizzarrini 5300 Strada, 1966–68 Ferrari 330 GTC, 1968–73 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: GL660107 T his 1967 Iso Grifo GL, chassis GL660107, features Chevrolet’s 327-cubic inch V8, with 300 horsepower. The car’s silver finish accentuates its distinctive Bertone lines, and the black leather in- terior presents nicely, showing wear commensurate with the car’s age. The elegant wood-trimmed instrument panel remains in good condition, as does the sporty three-spoke, wood-rimmed steering wheel. The Iso Grifo is a car that combines some of the auto- motive world’s best engineering ingenuity with beautiful lines that are distinctive to their Italian creators and horsepower and torque that only the United States could deliver. With fewer than 500 built within an 11-year production run, they are indeed few and far between. Any chance to purchase an Iso Grifo is truly a rare occasion. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 233, sold for $244,269, including buyer’s premium, at RM’s London auction on September 9, 2013. Hybrids. How did a genre formerly comprising some of the best performance cars ever conceived become, a mere 40 years later, a genre of cars for people who hate cars and merely view them as basic transportation between protests and organic food stores? Perhaps Publisher Martin’s next title, Hyper Mile Market, will explore that. So what are some hybrids we actually care about? Shelby Cobras. Sunbeam Tigers. Griffiths. DeTomaso Mangustas, Panteras and Longchamps. Intermeccanica Italias. Facel Vegas. And, of course, Iso Rivoltas, Grifos, and their sibling Bizzarrini Stradas. None of us should see these wonderful cars at Whole Foods anytime soon. 54 From appliances to sports cars I would be doing a disservice by not offering a bit of the fascinating backstory of Renzo Rivolta and Giotto Bizzarrini, the men behind the Iso Grifo. “Iso” comes from Rivolta’s very successful Isothermos refrigeration unit company, which he founded in 1939. After World War II, Rivolta no longer found building appliances “cool,” and he began building famously robust, highquality scooters and motorbikes such as the Isomoto and Isosport. But perhaps his most famous product was the Isetta microcar, which Rivolta later licensed to manufacturers worldwide — the most well known of which is BMW. This success allowed Rivolta to follow his dream of building a powerful GT car. To accomplish this, Rivolta hired Giotto Bizzarrini. Bizzarrini’s résumé was certainly impressive, as he was a former Alfa Romeo engineer and held chief engineer and test-driver titles at Ferrari. His projects there included the 250 TR, 250 SWB, and 250 GTO. Rivolta hired Bizzarrini in large part to develop his new GT car’s unified pressed-steel chassis and body structure. Add Rivolta’s choice of designer — Giorgetto Giugiaro with coachbuilder Bertone — and it was a pretty good cast of players. Italian design, American power Bolstering all this was the decision to use Chevrolet 327- ci small block V8s fitted with a Borg-Warner T-10 4 speeds, a De Dion rear suspension with the Salisbury/Dana 44 differential (also used in Cobras, E-types, and Jeeps, among others) and 4-wheel disc brakes sourced from Girling. It 1969 Iso Grifo Lot 18, s/n 920242 Condition 2Sold at $352,000 Gooding & Co., Scottsdale, AZ, 1/20/12 SCM# 191582 1967 Iso Grifo GL Lot 14, s/n GL65007B Condition 3+ Sold at $137,500 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/14/10 SCM# 165656 1969 Iso Grifo GL Lot 157, s/n GL920245 Condition 2 Sold at $308,000 RM Auctions, Phoenix, AZ, 1/18/08 SCM# 48682 Sports Car Market Jason Dodd ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions

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was an international tour de force of components, the result of which was the modestly named Iso Rivolta GT, which debuted in 1962. To follow the GT, Rivolta took its chassis and created the Grifo. A muscular two-seat supercar, it offered visual excitement more befitting of the stout chassis and powertrain that was hidden under the reserved 2+2 GT. As with all of Giugiaro’s designs, it was the complete package, and every detail was thought out. Not satisfied with merely plugging in the engines sourced from Chevrolet, Iso Rivolta balanced, blueprinted and tested each unit before installing them in Grifos. Most were dressed with beautiful castaluminum oil pans and other trimmings that made the install look like it belonged there — instead of being the mechanical equivalent of a lost American tourist wondering how to order a cappuccino. This Iso Rivolta-tuned Corvette power, along with the available 3.07 final drive, tall 205-15 tires and 3,200-pound curb weight, gave Grifos enough high-speed ability to run with anything from Maranello. Of course, much as with other supercars of the day, such as Ferrari 275 GTBs, the Grifo’s power Girling brakes were good for one or two highspeed stops, but not a day at the track. And the Rivolta/Bizzarrini pairing? The two decided to part ways shortly after the Grifo was a reality. Rivolta always wanted to build grand touring cars of the highest order, while Bizzarrini was clearly deeply rooted in competition and wanted to build all-out GT racing cars. The result was that Rivolta continued to build touring cars and Bizzarrini formed his own company (Bizzarrini SpA) which took the Grifo chassis and clothed it in sensational bodywork to create the car that became the Bizzarrini 5300 Strada with various road and racing incarnations. Hidden rust a possible gremlin The Grifo’s styling has aged quite well, and obviously the rugged drivetrains are simplicity personified. Yet Grifos are not without caveats today. The pressed-steel unibody, while revolutionary at the time, is quite prone to rusting due to an absolute complete lack of any rustproofing during manufacture. Much like a Pantera, a Grifo can look exceptionally clean from the outside, but a little poking around can expose serious structural issues. Not helping this was the standard Italian practice of slathering the entire chassis with an asphalt-based undercoating over bare metal. This undercoat will dry out and crack, allowing moisture to work its way in between bare steel. The comfy layer of undercoating gives that hidden water years to convert steel into rust. Also, while most mechanical bits were used in many other cars and easy to source, finding the Grifo-specific bits today, if missing, can produce massive brain damage. While I did not personally inspect our subject Grifo, upon reviewing the photos, it does appear to be a nice original example — although it looks slightly unloved. It is missing its trunk script and hood badge, and the grille badge is mounted on the hood. Some underhood components are missing or not original; most noticeable are the incorrect radiator and missing fan shroud. The interior appears very clean and original, including the original shifter (a plus for originality but a minus for speed shifting). Bargain style and grunt The RM catalog does not mention if the engine and transmission are original (Iso Rivolta did stamp engine numbers, and even numbered air cleaners), any restoration history, or report of this car’s current structural or physical fitness. The last sale I was able to find of this particular car was Coy’s London auction in 1997 for about $43,400, and it has been reported to have been on display at a museum in the Cayman Islands since. However, if the car retains its original drivetrain, has a solid chassis and body, and runs and drives reasonably well, I would call this car well bought. Why? With classic Italian supercar styling and American grunt under the hood, a good Grifo offers exclusivity and performance for what amounts to a modern-day buyer’s premium of most comparable Italian cars of the day. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) December 2013 55

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German Profile Column Author 1936 Mercedes-Benz 170H Saloon These cars were unwanted when new, so they are therefore scarce today by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1935–39 Number produced: 1,507 Original list price: N/A Current SCM Valuation: $65,000–$85,000 Tune-up cost: $400 Distributor caps: $250 Chassis #: Plate riveted to firewall Engine #: Stamped on left side of block Club: Mercedes-Benz Owner’s Club More: www.benzlovers.com Alternatives: 1935–38 Tatra 77A, 1938 Steyr 55, 1921–25 Rumpler Tropfenwagen SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: 136888 I ntroduced in 1935, the 170H was a more powerful variant of Hans Nibel’s earlier 130H, as it was equipped with an appropriately enlarged engine that now completely occupied the space in the rear of the automobile. It remained in production after World War II, and it joined its earlier sibling in being one of the original German “people’s cars.” Sporting three headlamps, the center being a driving lamp, a rear-mounted engine, and streamlined bodywork, the design, in many ways, recalled the famous Czechoslovakian Tatra. Survivors are rare and hard to find today, particularly pre-war examples, as so few of them survived the conflict. The two-door saloon offered here is a well-kept older restoration in an elegant combination of cream and wine, with a matching dark red leather interior that is complemented by pebble-finished door sills, which were delivered new through the Daimler-Benz branch in Gleiwitz in February 1936. Chrome has been selectively replated as necessary throughout, and notably, for what was a lower-cost Mercedes-Benz of this period, the interior has an impeccably elegant feel, with clear, round, chrome-edged gauges in a pure white dashboard, which is surrounded by polished wood trim. Despite its diminutive size, the 170H can hold four adult passengers, as it has a full rear seat. Opening the front trunk lid reveals a spare and a small toolkit, which includes a hubcap wrench and hand crank. Any collection of streamlined pre-war European cars needs a 170H. This 170H has been rarely seen, it is un- 56 usual, and it can be imminently used for purring through local roads or around a show field, and the opportunity to buy such a nice example as this is rare indeed. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 161, sold for $78,515 (£50,400), including buyer’s pre- mium, at RM Auctions’ London sale on September 8, 2013. During the 1930s, there was great European interest in rear-engined cars, both as competition vehicles and as solutions for family motoring. The foremost proponents were Hans Ledwinka, chief engineer of Tatra and best known for his T77 and subsequent models, and Ferdinand Porsche and the KdF-Wagen — the forerunner of the Volkswagen Beetle. These men were champions of the layout and had a lasting influence on cars that followed this pattern in the decades after World War II. Although not very widely known today, Mercedes-Benz was also among this group, as the company introduced the 130H — the letter stood for “Heckmotor,” or rear engine — in 1934, the same year as the Tatra T77 appeared. Interestingly, Ledwinka’s team worked first on a mid- market family car, the V570, but Tatra decided that the rear-engined concept would likely appeal to a smaller audience, so it would be better to pursue a larger, more powerful and expensive limited-production model in this segment. That model became the T77. Mercedes, on the other hand, apparently looked at the same information and decided not to risk cutting 1939 Steyr Type 55 Lot 728, s/n LV3361 Condition 3Sold at $11,206 Bonhams, Beaulieu, U.K., 9/8/07 SCM# 46798 1941 Tatra T87 Lot 424, s/n 49870 Condition 3Sold at $280,000 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/17/12 SCM# 209467 1932 Mercedes-Benz 170H Lot 10, s/n 214997 Condition 4 Sold at $38,500 The Auction Inc., Hershey, PA, 10/12/01 SCM# 22600 Sports Car Market Tim Scott ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions

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into their main business in upper-middle and upper-class cars with an experiment in rear-engined cars. Slow, noisy and expensive That the rear-engined Mercedes cars from the 1930s didn’t sell in significant num- bers is not surprising. Their standard front-engined cars — from the humble 170V up to the mighty 770 — were, if not beautiful, certainly attractive and a bit more than elegant. The “H” models were for the most part ungainly, lacking in body detail, slow — and expensive compared with their front-engined counterparts. The “H” models were marketed as more “upscale” than their traditional counter- parts, but their noisy engines and strange handling endeared them to few who tried them. In addition, while Hans Nibel and his team were undoubtedly very capable engineers, the limits of technical design at their disposal meant that advanced features such as four-wheel independent suspension counted for little against challenges of balance and weight. Michael Kunz is the manager of the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center USA in Irvine, CA. His shop has restored the only surviving example of the mid-engined 150H Special Roadster and has a 170H Saloon Cabrio-Limousine — the “open sky” version of the saloon with large central soft top. When asked about the driving experience of a rear-engined Mercedes-Benz, Kunz replied “It’s much like a VW Beetle, with the swing axle and all that weight in the back. It can give you a funny feeling in the seat of your pants, but you’d have to be going downhill fast to get into any real trouble.” That would be no doubt due to the less-than-flashing power of the 38-hp 4-cylinder engine, which delivers a massive 73 lbs/ft of torque and rockets the car to a theoretical maximum speed of 68 mph. Publisher Martin had the opportunity to drive examples of a 1935 130H, the 170H and the 150H Special Roadster a few years ago after they had all been restored at the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center USA. He wrote in The New York Times that the experience was interesting and entertaining, and he ultimately concluded that all three would provide more than adequate transportation in urban areas today. A rare curiosity All this brings us to the value this sale represented. This auction featured a remark- able 74 Mercedes-Benz cars from a single collection. The offerings ranged through 80 years of the marque’s history, from a replica 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen to a 1970 300SEL 6.3, and was crowned with two 1938 540K models. There were three other Heckmotor examples in the sale: a 1935 130H, which realized £47,600 ($74,151); a 1936 130H Cabrio-Limousine, sold for £33,680 ($52,350); and a 1936 150H CabrioLimousine which brought £43,680 ($68,050). By comparison, a front-engined 1939 170V Cabrio-Limousine sold for £31,360 ($48,552). It’s clear that the collector appeal of the Heckmotor cars has increased their value over their more traditional brethren, but it’s also clear that the market for these cars remains largely centered on their curiosity value. These cars were unwanted when new, so they are therefore scarce today. They are a cul-de-sac in the history of Mercedes-Benz and have no relationship to the cars that followed to the present, once you get past the first 30 KdF V60 Beetle prototypes built by Mercedes. Based on the catalog descriptions, this example sold for the highest price of all the H models because it had the freshest restoration. It might have actually made more, had the color scheme favored the design a bit better, as the cream body and red fenders emphasized the bulbous thickness of the body, which resembles a VW Beetle that has had air blown up its tailpipe. These cars work best in dark colors, and an even more flattering paint job is a two-toned scheme that runs along the body character line and separates top from bottom lengthwise. As a period curiosity, well-restored cosmetically and hopefully equally well-restored mechanically, this 170H has to be considered a reasonable buy. As many of the mechanicals are unique to this model, if it’s intended to be used at all, we have to hope it was completely done, as repairs could prove costly. So, I’d have to call this a qualified well bought and well sold, as these cars trade in a thin market, and a good one is hard to find. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) December 2013 57

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American Profile 1954 Kaiser-Darrin Roadster It was expensive. Priced at $3,668, it cost more than a Cadillac Series 62 or a Lincoln Capri by Carl Bomstead Details Year produced: 1954 Number produced: 435 Current SCM Valuation: $75,000– $100,000 Chassis #: Left front door post Engine #: Right front corner of engine block Club: Kaiser Frazer Owners Club International More: kfclub.com Alternatives: 1954 Chevrolet Corvette, 1955 Ford Thunderbird, 1955 Chrysler C-300 coupe SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1954 Kaiser-Darrin Lot 123, s/n 161001358 Condition 2+ Sold at $97,350 RM Auctions, Amelia Island, FL, 3/10/12 SCM# 197184 Chassis number: 161001253 T here have been many great automobile designers who have left their mark on the motoring landscape. Among these greats would have to be the contributions of Howard “Dutch” Darrin, whose design talent was favored among many of Hollywood’s elite. Quite simply, if you were famous and you wanted a car with a bit more flair, Howard Darrin was the man to see. Toward the end of his career, Darrin formed an alliance with Kaiser-Frazer, and it was a contentious relationship at best. Henry Kaiser favored the functional and utilitarian look of the automobile, while Darrin still longed for the sleek and sexy design work to which he was so accustomed. Built on the utilitarian Henry J chassis, Darrin used this foundation to come up with what would be the swan song of his design career, the sporty Kaiser-Darrin. In the end, only 435 Kaiser-Darrin cars were built, making them rare indeed. Darrin’s most masterful work is alive and well, as the doors slide into the front fenders for a smooth and seamless look. This fine example of Darrin’s work deserves to be driven and admired by enthusiasts everywhere. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 35, sold for $90,000, including buyer’s premium, at Worldwide Auctioneers’ sale on August 31, 2013, at the 58 National Auto and Truck Museum in Auburn, IN. Howard “Dutch” Darrin, while living in Paris, was responsible for some of the most dramatic and stunning automotive designs of the classic era. In the 1920s he was in partnership with Thomas Hibbard, who left and co-founded LeBaron with Raymond Dietrich. Darrin then formed Fernandez & Darrin, which received acclaim for their designs for a Hispano-Suiza coupe and a 1933 Duesenberg for Greta Garbo. When that firm closed its doors in 1937, Darrin returned to the United States and opened a custom shop — Darrin of Paris — in Los Angeles, where he catered to the exotic whims of the movie-star community. His clients included Dick Powell and Clark Gable. His Packard designs caught the eye of Packard President Alvan Macauley, and Darrin was persuaded to join Packard as chief designer. Not only were the Packard Darrin cars now built in-house, but Darrin was heavily involved with the first Packard Clipper. After World War II, Darrin entered a tumultuous re- lationship with Kaiser-Frazer as a freelance consultant. He was paid a 75-cent royalty for each Kaiser-Frazer car built. He quickly resigned when his design for the 1946 sedan was altered. However, Darrin returned in 1948 to style the 1951 Kaiser. When Kaiser chose a clumsier design for the Henry J rather than his proposal, Darrin was out the door again, this time, he stated, for good. 1954 Kaiser-Darrin Lot 150, s/n 161001020 Condition 2Sold at $170,500 RM Auctions, Amelia Island, FL, 3/12/11 SCM# 176353 1954 Kaiser-Darrin Lot 241, s/n 161001181 Condition 1Sold at $121,000 RM Auctions, Phoenix, AZ, 1/20/11 SCM# 168587 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Worldwide Auctioneers

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Sliding doors and a guppy’s mouth Dutch Darrin was stubborn, proud and persistent — and could not let the Henry J design go. In the early part of 1952 he built a clay mockup of a sleek sports car on the Henry J chassis. He did this without the knowledge or approval of the Kaiser people, and he financed the project out of his own pocket. He enlisted Glasspar to body his project using fiberglass-reinforced plastic, and when it was completed he invited the Kaisers to view the prototype. Henry J. Kaiser went ballistic, fuming: “What’s the idea of this? We are not in the business of building sports cars!” His wife, however, loved the car and said, “This is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen…I don’t think there’ll be many companies after seeing this car that won’t go into the sports-car business.” Thus the Kaiser-Darrin was born, although Henry J. had to overrule his department heads, who wanted to call it DKF for Darrin-KaiserFrazer. The fiberglass body was certainly novel, beating the Corvette to the market by several months. The sliding doors that Darrin had patented in 1946 flowed into the long front fenders. The three-position top had functional landau irons, and the high shell-shaped grille is thought, by some, to resemble a guppy’s mouth. It was powered with the 161-ci Willys “Hurricane” 6-cylinder engine with a 3-speed manual transmission. Its performance was, for the most part, not a drawback. It was expensive. Priced at $3,668, it cost more than a Cadillac Series 62 or a Lincoln Capri. By 1955, Kaiser-Willys had left the U.S. market. With only 435 Kaiser-Darrins produced, the car is a one-year footnote in automotive history. A market-correct sale The first 100 or so Kaiser-Darrins produced were noted for having very thin fiberglass. When undergoing restoration, their bodies typically need to be removed and reinforced. Our subject car was number 253, so that was not an issue. Our man at the auction noted a respray that was off a shade or so — and some modern fuzzy carpet. He was not enthralled with the overall presentation, especially compared to the offerings a month earlier at Monterey. There are about half a dozen Kaiser-Darrin recent sales noted in the SCM Platinum Auction Database, and with rare exception, they hover around the $100k mark. Exceptional cars bring more — and those with serious needs less — but this example was respectable. As such, it sold for a market-correct number. Looks all square with the world here. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Worldwide Auctioneers.) December 2013 59

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American Profile The Cumberford Perspective First fiberglass production car, last gasp for Kaiser By Robert Cumberford 3 before they could get a Kaiser-Darrin, but the DKF 161 was shown to the world before the January ’53 Motorama Y that es, customers could actually take delivery of a 1953 Corvette 2 1 in- troduced the Jaguar XK 120-inspired Chevrolet roadster, so it remains the world’s first production car with a fiberglass body, as both American products preceded 541. Jensen’s Howard Darrin was one of the great designers of the classic period, but this particular design is a bit homemade-looking, and it is not nearly as elegant as the contemporary Austin-Healey or as professionally detailed as the Corvette. Sliding doors, a natural development from the characteristic “Darrin Dip” ahead of the rear fenders, were a great idea, but they left a distressing gap at the front edge. Today that could be handled by the sort of electronic joggling we see on the windows of many cars, which pop the window up for a perfect seal after the door is shut. Making this model was a futile distraction for the dying Kaiser auto firm. The project likely cost far more than was realized from the 435 cars made in 1954. Darrin himself bought 50 incomplete cars at the end to save them from being scrapped, but by then the Thunderbird was better, cheaper and — to most people — better looking. ♦ 6 5 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 The jewel-like grille was really elegant, and scooping cooling air beneath the front bumper showed Darrin’s prescience. 2 “Frenched” headlamps on a production car were a nice touch. 3 The door opening is extremely short, making top-up entry an exercise in contortion. 4 The forward extension of the rear fender does nothing for the grace of the profile, as it distorts the proportions well outside prevailing norms. 8 10 7 5 An affliction of the 1950s, these inelegant wire wheel covers at least provided a lot of glitter — but no other advantages. 6 The bumpers look like they came from another car — and they probably did. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 The taillights certainly did come from another car, and so don’t quite fit the fender profile. But at least they were designed by Darrin for the much more harmonious donor car — a Kaiser, of course. 8 This convoluted cut line accommodates the threeposition lift-up “landau” top, which was itself not any more graceful. 9 The windshield is nicely shaped with a generous curve in plan view. 10 The “Darrin Dip” lends itself perfectly to the door sliding forward into the fender. 11 This unfortunate gap was necessary to allow for that sliding door. 12 External hinges and fuel caps are things we accept only on delivery trucks today, but 9 they were unexceptional in the 1950s. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) Surprisingly nice in a Kalifornia Kustom kind of way, with pleats everywhere and a pretty instrument cluster with nicely proportioned dials. Add-on turn-signal switch and half-horn ring are period time-stamps, as is the awkward-looking shift lever. Entrance conditions seem to be highly restrictive, especially with the folding top in place. 4 12 11 60 Sports Car Market

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Race Car Profile 1935–36 Alfa Romeo 8C 35 Grand Prix This car is the ultimate iteration of the iconic 8C line of Alfas, and it carries a lot of value from the lineage by Thor Thorson Details Years produced: 1935–36 Number produced: Six Original list price: N/A Current SCM Valuation: $7.5m–$10m Engine #: Right side near crankcase Chassis #: Plate on firewall Club: Unobtanium Owners Association Alternatives: 1933–35 Maserati 8CM, 1932–36 Alfa Romeo P3, 1934 Bugatti Type 59 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1939 Auto Union D-Type Grand Prix Lot 297, s/n 19 Condition 2 Chassis number: 50013 Engine number: 50013 H ere we are absolutely delighted to have been engaged to offer this outstanding, uniquely important, supercharged straight-8 Alfa Romeo Grand Prix car for sale by auction. It is a superb example of the first all-independently suspended, big-engined Grand Prix racing design from Alfa Romeo, which the Portello factory made in 1936 to combat the might of the rival state-backed German “Silver Arrow” Mercedes-Benz W-25E and Auto Union C-type cars. It was in this Alfa Romeo and its sisters that the legendary Italian superstar driver Tazio Nuvolari and his teammates fought a bitter rearguard action against the overwhelming might of the German teams and their star drivers. Here is an artifact which in essence these great names would have seen, touched, experienced, campaigned and confronted around the world’s most demanding road-racing circuits of the mid-1930s. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 235, sold for $9,480,778, including buyer’s pre- mium, at Bonhams’ Goodwood Auction on September 14, 2013. This is the third Grand Prix car that I have written about in as many profiles, and it is time to restate the most basic reality of all vintage cars, which is particularly true in relation to the Grand Prix variants: These cars have absolutely no underlying economic value. You can never make anything of economic value with them (save the occasional movie) and never will. The only thing that gives any of these cars any monetary value is the fact that someone is willing to exchange their 62 money for the car. In trying to understand and parse out why any of these cars command the money that they do, we cannot talk about value in the traditional sense — we have to look at the intangible rewards that flow from being able to own one. As opposed to road-going cars of the era, the driving experience of pre-war GP cars is not the primary determinant of value. They have to be considered as historic artifacts. A breathtaking car Imagine wandering through a technical museum. What makes certain exhibits draw and hold your attention? I will argue that the core factor is the feelings they evoke about people, the stories they can tell about who designed them, who built them, who drove them: the passion, imagination, creativity, courage and heroism exhibited by real people who struggled to advance the frontiers that we now think of as history. This is what makes certain things seem humdrum and others take your breath away — this is what accounts for value in old racing cars. It’s the human drama they represent — not the brazed steel, cast aluminum and paint — that gives them value. This is why originality and known history matter so much: A perfect replica or a made up “bitsa” may be impressive, but it wasn’t really there to participate in the drama. With a bitsa, Tazio Nuvolari’s sweat never soaked into the upholstery, a young Enzo Ferrari never fretted over getting it ready to race. Only the real thing can tell the stories. When it comes to artifacts, authen- Sports Car Market 1936 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 A Botticella Grand Prix Lot 366, s/n 412003 Condition 2 Not sold at $2,900,000 Brooks, Carmel, CA, 8/18/00 SCM# 10147 Not sold at $6,000,000 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/14/09 SCM# 142076 1932 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3 Monoposto Lot 239, s/n 5006 Condition 2 Sold at $2,100,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/19/05 SCM# 39191 Pawel Litwinski, courtesy of Bonhams

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ticity and participation in the human drama are everything. Our subject car is the real thing. Players in a vivid drama The mid-1930s were a spectacular time when it came to the human drama, and Grand Prix racing was where much of it played out. Nationalistic pride was at a fever pitch in all of Europe, and technological change driven by scientific advancement and industrial expansion was exploding. Although the clouds of World War II darkened the horizon — and lent a feeling of consequence to all international competition — the sun was still out, the teams and drivers still liked and respected each other, and everybody laughed a lot. It was a time of intense competition, effort, passion, and some tragedy, but it was not war. All this plays in our minds as a fantastic movie from just beyond memory, and these cars are the only remaining connection to it. There are relatively few surviving cars that participated in this drama, so let’s consider them as the actors with the roles they played — and from that derive how collectors value them. The heavies Although they weren’t villains, the German Mercedes and Auto Union Grand Prix cars of the era were certainly the heavies in the plot. With virtually unlimited financial and technical resources — due to government support and a huge car and truck business — Mercedes-Benz created masterful and dominant gems in the W-125 and W-154 GP cars. These “Silver Arrow” cars were astonishing marvels of engineering, packaging and performance that set an almost impossible standard. These MercedesBenz racers are the ultimate cars of the era and are valued accordingly — I’m told in the $18 million to $20 million range. Auto Union didn’t have anything like the industrial resources of Mercedes, but they did have generous government support and the genius of Ferdinand Porsche to produce the first mid-engined GP cars in their Type A through D racers. They weren’t quite the dominating presence that Mercedes was, but they were worthy competitors, particularly in the 1936 season, and easily qualify in the Teutonic heavyweight role. There are only a couple of them out there, and I’m told they are in the $13 million range. The supporting cast Maserati led the supporting cast with its 8CM. Though quintessentially Italian in design and execution, Maserati was anything but a national or even a factory team. Maserati was like Lola or March in a later time: a company whose business was to build and sell racing cars to customers. So Maserati cars were by definition privateers, often brilliantly driven (Nuvolari personally owned and raced one) but without the limelight glow that is associated with the leading characters in the show. These carry an appropriate lower market value, with the best in the just-under-$5 million range. There were also a number of late Bugatti and ERA GP cars that filled in the grids at the various races. They were participants in the show but not more. These generally are valued in the $2.5m–$4m range. Alfa Romeo as hero The role left to fill is the brave, underdog hero, defiantly joining the battle against the odds on behalf of a proud and grateful nation — and once in a while prevailing. In this era, Alfa Romeo played that role. In 1923, a very young driver named Enzo Ferrari persuaded the engineer Vittorio Jano to move from Fiat to Alfa Romeo. Shortly thereafter, their combined talents made Alfa into the dominant Italian racing power. In the late 1920s, Jano created the architecture for a supercharged 8-cylinder sporting car, the 8C 2300, which quickly became both dominant and iconic in European racing. Light, responsive, powerful and balanced — and almost voluptuous in design and execution — the 2.3-liter and later 2.9-liter 8C Alfas set an entirely new standard for both sports and racing cars in the early 1930s. The Grand Prix version of the early 8C was called the Tipo B, better known as the P3. With Enzo Ferrari’s masterful team management, it was the car to beat until the Germans started to flex their muscles. In 1932, Alfa got in financial trouble and was taken over by Mussolini’s fascist government. Alfa became more than an Italian team; it was the Italian national emblem, and standing up to the Teutonic challenge from the north became a matter of national pride. The car that Jano and Ferrari created to do this is today’s subject, the Alfa 8C 35. It was greatly improved from the P3, with aerodynamic bodywork, all-independent suspension, and a 3.8-liter evolution of the 8C engine. It was a much faster and better car than the P3, but it wasn’t really much competition for the German Silver Arrows that dominated. There were a few glorious and heroic drives, primar- ily by Nuvolari, that made the world cheer and believe that Germany was not invincible — but only a few. This car did force the Germans to share the spotlight, and in the drama of the era, that was no small accomplishment. Ultra-rare 8C Alfas There were six 8C 35 cars built, and of those, two and a half survive. One is in the Alfa Museum, the other is our subject car, and there is a “bitsa.” They are the ultimate iteration of the iconic 8C line of Alfas, and as such, carry value from the lineage. They are also among the last Alfas to have Ferrari’s fingerprints on them (he left Alfa in 1937) and they carry memories of heroic drives against great odds. As the storm clouds of the brewing World War II roiled in the dramatic late scenes of our imagination, Alfa’s 8C GP cars were the ones that managed to share the spotlight with the Germans. Now — as then — they command an important share of the attention and value of the German cars. This Alfa sold for twice the value of the best support- ing-cast cars, and half that of the ultimate players. I would suggest that it was fairly bought and sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) December 2013 63

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Market Reports Overview Continuing the Steady Ascent RM’s London sale hits $33.8m — its biggest total since 2007 — and Auctions America’s Fall Auburn makes a record $27.5m By Tony Piff Atlantic. RM achieved $33.8m in total sales at this year’s London R auction and sold 121 out of 134 cars offered. That’s the most cars sold or offered in the event’s history, and the total comes close to the record $38m seen in 2007. The biggest price was $3.3m for a 1957 Maserati 250S. RM dedicated an entire extra day to “The Ultimate Mercedes-Benz Collection.” The 74-car Mercedes collection totaled $15.2m on its own, and on page 76, you’ll find a stand-alone report. Artcurial’s Monaco sale grew by 62% to $3.8m, up from $1.4m last year. The auction house sold 57 out of 59 lots for an impressive 97% sales rate, and average price per car rose to $67k from $38k. A 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra made nearly nine times that average, selling for $578k, and a 1976 Lancia Stratos sold for $412k. Stateside, Auctions America returned to Indiana for the Labor Day incarnation of its Auburn sale. AA consigned over 1,000 cars and added nearly $10m to last year’s $17.8m total, setting a new Auburn record at $27.5m. Three Duesenbergs swept the podium, selling for $1.5m, $963k and $858k, respectively. Not far away, Worldwide Auctioneers held its sixth annual Auburn sale. As was the case last year, top honors went to an Auburn. The 1934 Twelve custom phaeton sold for $275k, followed by a 1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith drophead coupe at $264k. Totals declined to $4.1m from $5.1m last year, and 67 cars sold out of 81, for an 83% sales rate and $61k average sold price. And as in Auburn, pre-war big Classics ruled RM’s St. John’s sale in Plymouth, MI. A 1929 Duesenberg Model J dual-cowl phaeton went for $682k, and a 1932 Packard Individual Custom Eight Convertible Victoria found $374k. A 1933 Marmon Sixteen sedan tied for third with a 1932 Packard Twin Six phaeton; both sold at $330k. Totals saw nearly $1m in growth, increasing from $6.8m to $7.75m, with 72 out of 80 cars sold. We conclude this issue’s market reports with highlights from Silver’s sale in Shelton, WA; Auctions America’s inaugural Burbank, CA, auction; and US Auctioneers’ sale of Del De Young’s antique truck collection in Friesland, WI. ♦ 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 64 Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1957 Maserati 250S racer, $3,315,081 —RM, p. 70 2. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB coupe, $2,564,826 —RM, p. 72 3. 1965 Porsche 904/6 coupe, $1,919,257 —RM, p. 70 4. 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K cabriolet B, $1,277,428—RM, p. 80 5. 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso coupe, $1,273,689—RM, p. 72 6. 1932 Mercedes-Benz 370S roadster, $1,199,536—RM, p. 78 7. 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, $1,166,659—RM, p. 84 8. 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, $1,151,554—RM, p. 82 9. 1976 Lotus Esprit 007 submarine car, $959,629—RM, p. 70 10. 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SLS racer, $924,733—RM, p. 82 1. 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air “bubble top” 2-dr hard top, $92,400— AA, p. 92 2. 1952 Jaguar XK 120 roadster, $78,100—AA, p. 118 3. 1939 Ford Deluxe woodie wagon, $60,500—RM, p. 106 4. 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible, $13,068—Sil, p. 122 5. 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, $1,166,659—RM, p. 84 Sports Car Market Best Buys esults at summer auctions hit new heights in 2013, furthering the trend of strong growth in values of exceptional cars. This issue of SCM examines annual sales that took place on both sides of the http://bit.ly/ZOf8zr Scan this code with your smartphone for complete results of each auction covered in this issue, or go to URL listed (left) Sales Totals RM, London, U.K. Auctions America, Auburn, IN Auctions America, Burbank, CA RM, Plymouth, MI Worldwide Auctioneers, Auburn, IN Artcurial, Monte Carlo, MCO US Auctioneers, Friesland, WI Silver, Shelton, WA $384,642 $1,189,913 $33,821,020 $27,543,203 $17,261,985 $4,119,615 $3,826,078 $7,745,450

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RM Auctions London, U.K. RM’s The London Auction The Maserati 250S, the only one originally built with a 2.5-liter engine, sold for $3.3m, and RM set a new record price for a Ferrari 275 GTB/4 at $2.6m Company RM Auctions Date September 8–9, 2013 Location London, U.K. Auctioneer Max Girardo Automotive lots sold/offered 121/134 Sales rate 90% Sales total $33,821,020 High sale 1957 Maserati 250S, sold at $3,315,081 Buyer’s premium 1957 Maserati 250S racer, sold at $3,315,081 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics F orget the Maserati Birdcage with its chassis strung above it, and the two cars in the room with Le Mans history. In September, the world media’s eyes were on a movie prop — and not for the first time at RM’s annual Battersea sale. After achieving $4.6m in 2010 for a James Bond Aston Martin DB5 (SCM# 167973), RM dredged up almost $1m for 007’s Lotus Esprit submarine from the 1977 movie “The Spy Who Loved Me.” Lest we forget, this is for a stunt vehicle that you can’t drive and which would require a ton of money thrown at it before it could refloat, let alone submerge; testimony to the power of the 007 brand that normally gilds tenfold the price of any vehicle associated with Bond filming. RM’s Don Rose was marooned all day giving TV interviews in the “undersea world” set, with sand and running water specially created for the artifact, one of seven shells and two real cars used in the movie’s production. Back on dry land, this was a slower sale than in pre- vious years, and neither of the two star lots, the Jaguar D-type or the ex-Ecurie Francorchamps Ferrari 275 GTB/C, sold on the night. Both were from the collection of Lord Irvine Laidlaw, who has decided to stop racing and turn over his impeccably chosen stable of top historic cars for others to enjoy. But his Maserati 250S, one of the most original in existence and the only one originally built with a 2.5-liter engine, sold for $3,315,081, 66 and RM set a new record price for a Ferrari 275 GTB/4 at $2,564,826. Another big seller from the Laidlaw Collection was the 1965 Porsche 904/6 London, U.K. Carrera GTS, which fetched $1,919,257. The ex-Ecurie Ecosse D-type “RSF 302,” a spare Jaguar team car at the 1955 Le Mans, stalled at $6.2m against a $7.8m– $10m estimate, the 275 GTB/C reached $3.3m (est: $3.9m–$4.7m) and the exCamoradi Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage ran out of steam at $1.9m, well short of the $3m or so needed to buy it. Its original chassis was displayed hung above it — and although auctioneer and Managing Director RM Europe Max Girardo quipped: “Two for the price of one,” that should stop any clones being built. With only one Aston Martin, a DB Mk III ($287,889) entered this time, Ferraris featured heavily: A 1964 250 GT/L Lusso attracted a healthy $1,273,689 and a 1966 330 GTC a market-heavy $628,121. Most F40s offered at U.K. auctions in the past two years have failed to find new homes, but an accident-repaired, low-mileage example from the no-reserve 28-car Maat Collection that kicked off the auction looked like a relative bargain at $471,090. The normal Monday sale was supplemented by a Sunday date, to clear the “ultimate” Mercedes-Benz Collection of 74 cars which contributed $15,160,637 to the total. All but seven found new homes. Girardo added, “Our first ever two-day sale in London has proved to be a resounding success. To have achieved sales in excess of $33 million is testament to the fact that the market remains very strong and that auctions continue to be the most effective way for collector cars to be bought and sold in a global market.” ♦ Sales Totals $30m $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 12%, included in sold prices ($1 = £0.64) Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions London, U.K. ENGLISH #207-1938 AUSTIN SEVEN Ruby sa- loon. S/N 16354. Dark blue/dark blue leather. RHD. Odo: 7,139 miles. Older restoration of one of the last Sevens, the “New Ruby” by this time growing up with timber dash, pressed-steel wheels, coupled brakes and 4-speed gearbox (with synchro on the top $6,231,355. Bids needed to be about $2m higher than the high offer here. This was a surprise to me, given that the largest EE collection in the world is coming to market on December 1 (Bonhams London), and this would have made it even more complete. #231-1957 ASTON MARTIN DB MK III coupe. S/N AM30031325. Eng. # DBA 944. Blue/black leather. Odo: 45,978 km. Panel fit not huge by model standards. Paint chipped at edges. Some swirl marks. Leather creased three from 1934). Paint is fair, leather cracked and worn, nice timber and headlining. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,979. Offered at no reserve from the Maat Collection and let go at something under half the lower estimate. It wasn’t worth as much as RM wanted to think, but the lowish price paid represents something of a bargain. #239-1938 JAGUAR SS 100 2½-Liter roadster. S/N 49028. Silver/black leather. RHD. Odo: 74,675 miles. Restoration in 1989 and little use since. Straight, shiny paint, excellent chrome. Lightly creased seat leather, very red carpets. Non-original engine with later SUs and pancake filters. Cond: 3+. with much patina, needs a feed. Chassis solid, motor clean, some oil drips underneath. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $287,889. The only Aston in the sale. Sold at usual ridiculous money. #245-1960 JAGUAR XK 150 S 3.8 road- ster. S/N T820076DN. Eng. # VAS11899. Blue/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 49,439 miles. Very original, bordering on tatty, with older, bubbled paint. Rear bumper chrome and lights microblistered. Leather cracked and distressed. Door fit pretty good, though, so it’s likely never been messed about with. Sold SOLD AT $392,575. Single ownership for 61 years, 1938–2000, later owned (and offered here) by Nick Scheele, former chairman of Jaguar. Pretty good money, considering it’s a 2½, not a 3½—and, like so many SSs, doesn’t have its original engine. #250-1955 JAGUAR D-TYPE long-nose racer. S/N XKD504. Eng. # E400110. Blue/ blue suede. RHD. Excellent condition for a car raced all its life. Originally factory car “164 WK,” used as a test-bed for fuel injection, spare car for ’55 Le Mans, ran in 1956 Nürburgring 1,000 Km, joined Ecurie Ecosse later that year. Ran 1958 Le Mans as a 3-liter: DNF, after that raced in private hands. Crashed in 1963 and rebuilt with front subframe from XKD505. Original frame found, repaired and reunited with the car in 1994. With wide-angle-head 3.8 motor. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT 68 with nice paperwork, including original sales invoice and guarantee, plus tools. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $488,538. Said to be one of only 24 RH 3.8 S roadsters produced, and this is the most desirable model, but even so, a stupendous price. A 3.4 S in perfect #1 restored order was $310k (or about 2/3 of this price) at Silverstone Auctions in July (SCM# 227307). #232-1964 LOTUS 26R racer. S/N 26R150. Green/black vinyl. RHD. Last Series 1 26R built—development car with Series II’s wider rear wheelarches. Once had an autobox Sports Car Market produced, of which around 40 are still running, but this one has a Historic Technical Passport. Spare body included. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $418,747. Chassis 4, first race was 24 Hours of Daytona 1970, back in the U.K. by 1983, has been a spyder, coupe again by 1999, then raced extensively in historics by hotshoe Michael Schryver. Sold to Laidlaw in 2003 and further raced by him, Hadfield and Schryver. On the money here, and sale was never really in doubt for a proper example of the car to have. #212-1976 JAGUAR XJ12 convertible. S/N 2G1085BW. Eng. # 7P25623SA. Silver/ black cloth/orange leather. RHD. Odo: 63,672 but now returned to original spec with Cosworth-headed new motor. In used-but-tidy order for a racer. Original engine with BRM cylinder head plus numerous spare wheels included in the lot. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $174,478. There are loads of copies and lookalikes out there, but if this is the real thing, it makes the difference on price. The high bidder thought so. #252-1970 CHEVRON B16 racer. S/N DBEB164. Maroon/black vinyl & velour. RHD. “Without doubt my favourite race car,” said Lord Laidlaw. “It is modern enough to turn in when you ask it, brake well, and corner with enough G-force to hurt my neck. I love challenging Lola T70s on tighter tracks.” Perfect condition, looked after by top race preparer Simon Hadfield. Only 23 real ones

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RM Auctions London, U.K. miles. An unsuspecting V12 coupe went under the air chisel wielded by people who should have known better and was then caked in fiberglass and slop to produce both waviness and poor panel fit. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $5,234. From the Maat Collection. Offered at no reserve, of course, and I can only presume the buyer bought it for irony or as a film prop for a naff ’70s sitcom. Uncut in this condition, a real XJC 12 would be worth at least twice as much. TOP 10 No. 9 #243-1976 LOTUS ESPRIT 007 submarine car. S/N N/A. White/black paint. RHD. “Wet Nellie.” One of seven different stunt cars (not including the the roadgoing drivers) used in the filming of the James Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me.” Actually a functioning submarine built by Perry Oceanographics of Florida inside an Esprit shell and still with bank of battery-pow- displayed behind it. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,919,257. From the Laidlaw Collection, and like all his cars, has been extensively raced and just as extensively looked after. Price paid seems reasonable for a very usable and competitive mount—it’s streetable and a fraction of the cost of a 917. #230-1973 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA RS 2.7 Touring coupe. S/N 9113601288. Black/black vinyl & gray velour. RHD. Odo: 647 km. Perfectly restored (almost too perfectly) five years and 647 km ago from a car with a bit of a history (apparently it was once a flat-front with a turbo motor) using all-NOS only one made as a 2½-liter. Originally retailed through the Hall/Shelby distributorship. In superb mechanical and cosmetic condition. Recently raced. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $3,315,081. Estimated at $3.8m–$4.55m, so let go slightly under the expected money. Well bought and sold. ered props under the tail, ballast tanks, pipework and oxygen supply. Said to be nearly seaworthy. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $959,629. Laid up after filming, bought in 1989 for $100 in a blind auction, offered here from U.S. ownership. Fetched five times the price of the last roadgoing Bond Esprit (actually used mostly as a camera car with only one brief screen appearance), which fetched $165k at Bonhams London in 2008 (SCM# 118810). (See the profile on p. 52.) GERMAN TOP 10 No. 3 #247-1965 PORSCHE 904/6 coupe. S/N 906012. Maroon/gray fiberglass. Odo: 69,134 km. Ex-Porsche Works team car, 6th overall at the 1965 Nürburgring 1,000 Km, ran in 1965 Le Mans, first in class at the 1967 12 Hours of Sebring. Originally silver, has been a road car with T-top and wooden dash (in America), then restored to probably better than new 1998–2000, except 1-. SOLD AT $663,016. One of six known to survive, believed to be the 1928 New York Salon car, has been in the Vernon Jarvis Early American Museum. From the same Italian collection as the Cord, V16 Cadillac and Packard Custom Eight, so the vendor clearly had a thing for heavyweight coachbuilt iron. Sold right where expected. for seat velour faded to purple and vent holes drilled in roof. Twenty hours on the motor, period Elektron-cased engine included and 70 TOP 10 No. 1 #249-1957 MASERATI 250S racer. S/N 2432. Red/black racing buckets. RHD. Ex-Shelby/Jim Hall car, and the Sports Car Market bits and a replacement engine casing. The only U.K.-delivery (actually Hong Kong) RHD RS with a sunroof. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $497,262. Remember when these were $50k? Offered from U.S. ownership and sold for top money. I felt the exceptional condition would be counterbalanced by the non-original engine, but the bidders didn’t seem to mind. Where will it all end? ITALIAN #257-1928 ISOTTA FRASCHINI TIPO 8AS “Commodore” roadster. S/N 1467. Eng. # 1515. Cream & brown/cream cloth/green leather. RHD. Odo: 86,907 miles. 8AS is the hot one, with higher compression and taller rear-axle ratio. Excellent restored order, paint and plating perfect, leather shiny, mostly aluminium motor clean, tidy and leak-free. Cond: original trellis hung above it, perhaps to ward off clones. With Historic Technical Passport. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $2,492,542. In Laidlaw’s hands since 2011. This “Washington’s ax” was unsold at £1.6m ($2.5m) on the night against a guide price of £2.25m–£2.75m, but a later offer was reportedly accepted. If true, I assume it must have been over £2m ($3.1m). #238-1962 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA Spider. S/N AR370830. Eng. # AR131501721. Red/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 14,721 miles. Looks like a quick resto. Seems solid underneath, but paint dust on tires and one dinged rim. Redone dash top a bit wavy. Has a few marks in seat leather, new carpets. Fitted #251-1960 MASERATI TIPO 61 “Birdcage” racer. S/N 2464. Dark blue/bare alloy & black leather. RHD. One of the five Birdcages run by the Camoradi team, painted this color in early ’60s. Fifth overall at the 1960 Nürburgring 1,000 Km, ran in the 1960 Le Mans. Replacement Crosthwaite & Gardiner engine and new chassis, displayed with the

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RM Auctions London, U.K. with later engine. Catalog addendum reads, “engine appears to be seized.” Cond: 2. SOLD AT $43,619. Originally supplied to the U.S. in white with red leather. Offered at no reserve and sold very, very well. #236-1962 FERRARI 330 GTC 2+2 Series I coupe. S/N 5615. Eng. # 5615. Silver/ black leather. Odo: 78,637 km. Floor-pedal car, with shiny but slightly orange-peeled paint and variable door gaps. Motor tidy but has a weeping heater valve. Engine said to be seized and sold as “an ideal basis for restora- SOLD AT $33,151. Don’t laugh; these little terrors are seriously fast, and in the right hands can see off a quick Mini Cooper. Built in Australia in 1985, later brought to the U.S. by Peter Giddings. Offered without reserve and sold where expected at much less than it cost to build. As it was the last lot of a long sale, the crowd had thinned out, and that’s why it looks like a relative bargain. tion.” Among the very roughest cars in the sale but still vaguely presentable. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $148,306. The 75th 2+2 built, a home-market car once owned by Peter Monteverdi. Offered by him but not sold at Christie’s in 1992 and offloaded privately in 1994. Offered without reserve and well sold here. #234-1963 FERRARI 250 GTE 2+2 Series III coupe. S/N 4551. Eng. # 4551. Red/ beige leather. Odo: 94,537 km. Originally silver, which I reckon suits these better. Straight with some swirl marks in paint, lightly microblistered door handle. Floors and exhausts in good shape. Cracked and creased original SOLD AT $1,273,689. Offered at no reserve and sold well over the $1m top estimate. Last appears in the SCM Platinum Auction Database at Coys’ 1997 Silverstone sale, selling for $149k (SCM# 11229). #248-1966 FERRARI 275 GTB/C Series leather. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $209,374. Originally a home-market car, in the U.S. by 1985. These have been quietly creeping up behind their more valuable V12 siblings, and folks are now restoring them rather than chopping them into GTO and SWB lookalikes. Offered at no reserve and sold fairly for a car that would benefit from a little more titivation. #260-1963 FIAT-ABARTH 1000TC rep- lica 2-dr sedan. S/N 882085. Eng. # 961417. Red/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 8,416 miles. Nicely built replica of a sought-after car with all the right bits—and with the addition of a proper fuel cell, it could probably get an FIA Historic Technical Passport to race in Europe. “Last Open Road” sticker on Wisconsin license plate should tickle Burt Levy. Cond: 2. 72 Sports Car Market II coupe. S/N 09027. Eng. # 0014. Red & yellow/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 23,371 One of just 12 second-series 275 GTB/C Competiziones, pretty special with light bodies, alloy dry-sump motor set lower in the frame, etc. This Ex-Ecurie Francorchamps car was 10th overall and 2nd in class at Le Mans in 1966, winner of the 1966 Mont Ventoux Hill ish leather lightly creased. Ferrari Classiche certified. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $2,564,826. Italian title, having spent time in the U.S. Bidding was on a roll, and this car sold at top estimate ($2m–$2.5m). #233-1967 ISO GRIFO GL 300 coupe. S/N GL660197. Silver/black leather. Odo: 66,676 km. Straight, good panel fit and door #237-1964 FERRARI 250 GT/L Lusso coupe. S/N 5541. Eng. # 5541. Red/beige leather. Odo: 25,356 miles. Lovely older restoration just settling in. Originally light gold metallic. Good chrome, paint, panel and door fit. Newish leather. Cond: 2-. TOP 10 No. 5 the rest of the car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $628,121. Delivered new to Paris, originally silver. Offered without reserve and sold for what looked like strong money—$30k more than a slightly nicer car fetched at Bonhams Goodwood the following week (SCM# 227835). TOP 10 No. 2 #246-1967 FERRARI 275 GTB/4 coupe. S/N 10643. Eng. # 10643. Red/black leather. Odo: 33,543 km. Very clean and straight, said to be original Rosso Chiaro paint. Excellent rechrome. New- Climb. Restored and repainted red in 2002, leather is like new (and even covers the roll bar). Still with Terratrip. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $3,271,461. Bid to £2.1m ($3.3m) on the night, short of the hoped-for $3.6m. This car sold for $1.1m in 2004 at Bonhams’ Fontvieille sale (SCM# 34148). #235-1966 FERRARI 330 GTC coupe. S/N 9455. Eng. # 9455. Red/black leather. Odo: 15,799 km. Goodish, although crushed and repainted oil filters always make me nervous. New brake servo and master cylinders. Leather lightly creased, probably newer than

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RM Auctions London, U.K. gaps, paint and chrome all okay. Original leather worn and coming unstitched. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $244,269. Offered without reserve and well sold. It wouldn’t take much to make this nice again, as all the ingredients are there. (See profile on p. 50.) #244-1970 ALFA ROMEO TIPO 33/3 racer. S/N AR75080010. Red/black racing buckets. RHD. Genuine Autodelta car. Ran in the 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans, although didn’t finish (like its two teammates). In good, of wheels. Interior tidy, with harnesses, and with current FIA papers. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $135,220. Offered from U.S. ownership at no reserve and let go at about half the $255k upper estimate. A tricky one to value, as it doesn’t fit into many European historic-race categories, but the price paid here, more than twice the price of an average steel GTB, looks right for a superior boy-racer/hillclimber at similar money to a well-done Porsche RS 2.7 Carrera replica. tidy order for a racer, but restoration differs slightly from its appearance in 1970. Offered with alternate noses: with lights and without. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $610,673. Offered from Japanese ownership, and sold 20% under lower estimate. Well bought and sold. #254-1975 ALFA ROMEO TIPO 33 TT- 12 racer. S/N AR11512011. Red/gray & beige velour. RHD. Good overall condition, probably replacement/replica body, dashboard signed by Art Merzario. 500 hp appears at an insane 11,000 rpm, which is perhaps why the green. Leather, dash and instruments excellent. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $244,269. In Italian ownership for the past two decades and part of a small collection of similar “Jazz Age” heavyweights. Sold over the $210k high estimate. original motor is not working (although it is included in the lot). Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $523,434. Bought from Sweden in mid-’90s following its restoration, offered from Japanese ownership. With vague history and no doubt a lot needing to be spent before it could race; I think this was well sold. #259-1977 FERRARI 308 GTB Corsa coupe. S/N 22571. Eng. # 12826. Yellow/ black velour. Odo: 437 miles. Copy of a Michelotto Group B race/rally car, using KJetronic injected QV motor and fully Rose-jointed suspension. Tidy, flared rear arches, sits on period-correct Michelin TB15s, also with slicks and wets on two spare sets was totaled in 1993. New belts in November 2012 and only 41 km since; with books and tools. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $471,090. Crashed/rebuilt is the kiss of death, which explains the low price here—but it has the distinction of being the only F40 offered at a U.K. auction in the past two years to actually sell. A bit of a bargain for someone. AMERICAN #255-1929 PACKARD CUSTOM EIGHT roadster. S/N 175505. Eng. # 168478. Orange & cream/blue leather. Odo: 55,900 miles. Good restored (c. 2003) order in colors borrowed from a period Packard. Of the four big ’20s tourers offered from the same collection, this one’s let down by the coach lining, which looks to have been applied by someone with the shakes. Lightly cracked leather looks older than the paint and plating. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $135,220. From the pushing it a bit. “Overgrown Karmann Ghia” is closer. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $10,469. Offered without reserve from Dutch ownership, part of the Maat Collection. Not really understood in the U.K., although there are a few here, and sold fairly at the sort of money that would get you only a rough 6-banger Mustang or a very anemic and rattly C3 ’Vette. © #204-1963 CHEVROLET CORVAIR 900 Monza 2-dr hard top. S/N 30927W105940. White/red vinyl. Odo: 27,934 miles. Semi-trailing-arm model. Straight, with a few dust marks in paint, some gloop around windscreen seal. Good original vinyl interior. The “poor man’s Porsche” (per auction catalog) is #227-1990 FERRARI F40 coupe. S/N ZFFGJ34B000084052. Red/red velour. Odo: 4,792 km. Excellent condition, rebuilt after at least one big accident, has been yellow at some point. No cracks in C-pillars. Seat cloth lightly creased but not soiled. Odo reading is since rebuild, as it had at least 5,000 when it same Italian collection as the Cadillac V16, Cord L-29 and Isotta Fraschini. Cheapest of the three, and like the others, sold right where RM wanted. #256-1931 CORD L-29 convertible. S/N 2929244. Blue Boy Blue/buff canvas/ Gainsborough Blue leather. Odo: 801 miles. Older resto in original colors just settling. Lovely coach lines, motor looks very sharp and tidy in 74 Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions—Mercedes-Benz collection London, U.K. RM — The Ultimate Mercedes-Benz Collection RM London represented a unique opportunity for collectors to acquire some very rare Mercedes-Benz motorcars Company RM Auctions Date September 9, 2013 Location London, U.K. Auctioneer Max Girardo Automotive lots sold/offered 67/74 Sales rate 91% Sales total $15,160,637 High sale 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K cabriolet B, sold for $1,277,428 Buyer’s premium 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, sold at $1,151,554 12%, included in sold prices ($1 = £0.64) Report and photos by John Lyons Market opinions in italics W ithout a doubt, some of the most sought-after collectible cars in today’s market come from Mercedes-Benz. The company has a long and storied history, with roots going back to the late 19th century. As part of this year’s RM London sale, a large group of Mercedes-Benz cars were offered from a private col- lection. The collector, from Portugal, spent many years accumulating these motorcars, with many of the cars in his collection having been built during the mid to late 1930s — just before World War II. Many cars built during this era did not survive the war. So this section of the RM London sale represented a unique opportunity for collectors to acquire some very rare cars. Just about all of these cars sold here without reserve. London, U.K. Combining this collection with what is already a robust RM London sale resulted in a two-day effort — a first for this auction — just as autumn arrived in town. RM also changed the date of the sale to the first full weekend in September in association with the lovely St. James Concours of Elegance, which turned the event into an exciting three-day car lover’s extravaganza. A large audience filled the room, and the cars sold for the most part in estimate range. Some of the cars that were obviously built during the war met with some reluctance on the block, but for the most part, the collection sold well. Max Girardo handled the auctioneering with his usual multilingual charm, and Peter Wallman introduced each automotive lot and had something interesting to say about each one. The total for the entire auction was $33.8m, with $15.1m coming from just these 67 lots. Top sale honors in the Mercedes category went to Lot 136, a 1937 Mercedes 540K cabriolet B. It sold for just under $1.3m. It was a first effort for a two-day sale in London. My guess is that it won’t be the 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SLS racer, sold at $924,733 76 last. ♦ Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions—Mercedes-Benz collection London, U.K. GERMAN #132-1932 MERCEDES-BENZ 370S roadster. S/N 87123. Black/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 102 miles. One of the best restored cars in the collection. Excellent paint and chrome. Perfect gaps. Immaculate engine bay. Very well-restored interior with beautiful leather and striking TOP 10 No. 6 Very good paint with few minor touch-ups. Sparkling radiator surround and spotless grille. Very nice interior with incorrect materials throughout. Clean but not detailed engine bay. Impressive supercharger. Spotless undercarriage with only minor road dirt. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $811,322. Another transitional car, this one with lots of desirable styling cues including “V” radiator, roadster configuration, swooping fenders, rear-mounted spares and front fenders that stretched far beyond the radiator. All-in-all, it was a very attractive package and, shortcomings aside, sold for very strong money. #142-1934 MERCEDES-BENZ 200 carpeting piped in matching leather. Perfect wood and everything in complete order. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,199,536. This was a sexy car that appeared to have everything in its favor. Bid to £700k ($1.1m) on the block and not sold, but this deal came together shortly. #144-1932 MERCEDES-BENZ 500 Pullman limousine. S/N 84834. Black/black leather. Odo: 42,914 km. Big, stately limousine with excellent paint, chrome and trim. Very good door fit. Lots of accessories, including sidemounts, sidemount mirrors, parking lights, driver’s spotlight and factory fitted luggage. Lovely interior entirely correct with roadster. S/N 95681. Red/tan leather. Odo: 3,306 km. High-quality restoration done years ago. Very nice paint with minor checking. Good trim and brightwork with buffing marks. Radiator-surround worn and stained. New accessories, including sidemount mirrors and center-mounted driving light. Nice interior as well, with lovely mother-of-pearl dash and perfect wood. Nice leather and very correct materials throughout. Very clean engine bay. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $697,912. This car had several styling cues that are sought after by collectors: The “V” radiator nicely recessed behind the fenders; beautiful front fenders; and it’s a true two-seater on a long wheelbase. Bidders were enthralled and bid it rapidly through the $610k high estimate. A fair deal for both buyer and seller. #153-1936 MERCEDES-BENZ 130H cabriolet saloon. S/N 112377. Black/black cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 69,622 km. Nice amateur restoration with decent paint and trim and average door gaps and panel fit. Very tidy interior with all-correct instruments and controls. interior in very correct color scheme but slightly incorrect materials. Older cleaned engine bay. Attractive rumble-seat. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $135,220. This was a very unusual little car, and cuteness helped it to solid midestimate money ($120k–$150k). A fair deal for buyer and seller. #152-1934 MERCEDES-BENZ 290A cabriolet. S/N 109942. Silver & black/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 64,341 km. Older restoration in dated color scheme. Nice paint with some prep issues and cracking. Severe passenger’s side door sag. Older chrome and trim. Clean engine bay with scent of spray paint and great attention to detail. Very clean engine bay. Spotless undercarriage. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $205,012. I had not intended on reviewing this car, but its huge presence and beautiful presentation changed my plan. This was a nice car without stories and with about every possible accoutrement imaginable for the era. Well bought at slightly below estimate. #118-1933 MERCEDES-BENZ 380K roadster. S/N 102202. Red/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 5,808 miles. Nice restoration. bad gasoline. Very nice and well-laid-out interior. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $431,833. One of the few cars in the collection with a reserve, this one sold on the block with little effort right at the top end of the $380k–$455k estimate range. It is a very good-looking car with lots of desirable design cues and as such, the new owner should be pleased with his purchase. #148-1934 MERCEDES-BENZ 380K cabriolet A. S/N 103351. Red/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 1,347 km. Very well-restored car. Excellent door fit. Beautiful brightwork. Nearly perfect grille and surround. Lots of 78 Very good wood. Newer restored gauges. Clean trunk compartment and engine bay. Clean original undercarriage. Cond: 3. SOLD Sports Car Market Clean engine and underside. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $68,046. This was a cute little car, and you’d have to guess that it had a design influence on Volkswagen. Sold for very un-VWesque money, however. A fair deal for buyer and seller, as I can’t imagine a lot of these survive. #130-1936 MERCEDES-BENZ 290 cab- riolet B. S/N 147781. Black/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 5,411 km. Nice older repaint with prep issues resulting in a few fisheyes and a bit of orange peel. Lots of buffing marks and other maintenance wear. Old dry-rotted tires. Clean interior with nice trim and leather.

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RM Auctions—Mercedes-Benz collection London, U.K. AT $178,840. Another long-wheelbase version, with landau bars and seating for four being detractors. Lots of interest in this car, which took bidding slightly under the $225k low estimate, but looked like market-correct money. #155-1937 MERCEDES-BENZ 290 cabriolet A. S/N 121584. Red & black/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 58,096 miles. Very attractive older restored car. Very good paint with a few minor prep issues. Minimal chrome trim in very nice condition. Chromed wire wheels. Decent fit and finish with very good door fit. Clean engine bay. Odor of old gaso- evident as well. Lots of accessories, including spare-mounted mirrors, dual horns and accessory driving lights. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $183,202. This car had a very nice look to it. The colors were very tasteful, and the overall presentation attractive. The fact that it was a four-door cabriolet slowed bidding a bit. Fairly bought and sold. #138-1939 MERCEDES-BENZ 320A line, so some rehab in the cards. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $401,299. While it is a rebody, this car had many of the better, sought-after M-B styling cues. This includes a steep raked windshield, full fenders and rear-mounted spares. Sold for strong money given the provenance, but a very attractive car worthy of its price. TOP 10 No. 4 #136-1937 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K cabriolet B. S/N 169367. Silver & black/black cloth/green leather. Odo: 901 km. Very well-prepared and -presented older restoration. Very nice older paint with few checks and cracks. Very nice trim and brightwork. Excellent grille and radiator-surround. Phenomenal panel fit (not easy on cabriolet. S/N 019009. Blue & gray/blue cloth/tan leather. Odo: 3,652 km. Very nice design. “V” windshield and radiator highlighting the design cues, along with a flowing rear deck and rear-mounted tire. Very good but somewhat dated restoration. Very nice paint and trim. Grille-surround displaying lots of buffing and fluid wear. Very attractive interior with restoration in improper materials. Inter- fresh scent of spray paint. Clean trunk with jack and tools. Brand-new seat covers with incorrect leather surfaces. Nice wood, good carpets and tidy gauges and controls. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $164,009. Prices for these are all over the map, with later fuel-injected and well-restored examples selling for north of half a million. This was a nice carbureted car with a known history in nice condition. Sold for market-correct money. these). Spotless engine bay with only minor show-detailing needed. Brand-new interior with gorgeous mother-of-pearl dash. Nearly flawless materials. Stunning wood. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,277,428. A no-sale on the block, but RM did a great job negotiating with the buyer and seller to get the car sold a day or two later. Car sold at the high end of range for the coachwork, with the supercharged engine ruling the day. #141-1938 MERCEDES-BENZ 320 cab- riolet D. S/N 407841. Black & white/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 18,772 km. Nice restoration in excellent color scheme. Good gaps and door fit. Excellent paint with minor chips. Nice older restored chrome and trim bits. Very 80 esting driver’s-leg seat support is not correct but inventive. Fitted luggage. Clean engine. Spotless underside. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $410,023. Good example of how coachwork and certain design cues can affect desirability. This car had several (outlined above), and bidders jumped in early and often, taking this car just shy of the $420k low estimate. A fair deal, and someone got a great-looking car to either enjoy or re-restore to its original glory. #125-1953 MERCEDES-BENZ 300S cabriolet A. S/N 1880103500280. Black/tan vinyl/beige leather. Odo: 54,472 miles. Older restored car with average gaps and panel fit. Very good paint with cleansing marks apparent. Buff marks also common on all of the chrome and other trim bits. Original radiator grille with some mild staining. Clean, correct interior with repro door panels and original seat covers. Beautiful wood and nice original gauges and controls. Spotless original trunk. Recently cleaned engine bay but non-original #131-1954 MERCEDES-BENZ 300S cabriolet. S/N 1880124500026. Green/black cloth/gray leather. Odo: 63,378 km. Very wellrestored correct car. Nice paint and trim. Excellent interior with only minor wear to seats. Excellent wood. Chrome and trim nearly show-quality. Very attractive interior. All-cor- motor. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $436,195. There were lots of lookers at this car, with lots of comments about the estimate being north of $500k. In the end, the car sold for strong money given its condition and engine. #106-1954 MERCEDES-BENZ 300B Adenauer cabriolet. S/N 1860144500511. Black/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 46,470 km. Older restored car in very stately color scheme. High-quality older cosmetic restoration. Very nice paint with lots of buffing marks. Excellent trim and chrome. Very good panel fit. Radiator-surround heavily stained and buffed. Hastily detailed engine bay with good look overall. Spotless newer interior. Incorrect leather pattern. Nice carpeting. Newlooking instruments and gauges. Clean engine bay with odor of bad gas. Some minor leaks rect. Clean engine bay with only minor detailing needed. Spotless undercarriage. Tidy trunk with original jack and spare. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $514,710. This was the stronger of the two Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions—Mercedes-Benz collection London, U.K. 300S cabrios, and bidders recognized it. Inspections happened pretty continuously over the two-day preview. Sold for market-correct money. Buyer should be very pleased. #139-1954 MERCEDES-BENZ 300S coupe. S/N 1880114500013. Black/black leather. Odo: 56,708 miles. Older cosmetically restored car. Chips and checking of paint. Hazy bumpers. Average brightwork elsewhere. Very nice interior with incorrect leather pattern on seats. New carpeting. Very nice instru- tained original interior. New carpets. Cloth top with some wrinkles. Yellowed wide whitewalls. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $75,026. Hopefully the new owner plans on driving and enjoying the car, because a restoration will put him upside-down for the foreseeable future. Well sold. TOP 10 No. 10 ments and controls. Nice wood. Rare radio-delete with proper delete plate still affixed to dash. Clean trunk with original jack. Clean engine. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $340,232. Very nice car. Bid to very strong money, and the seller should be happy. Buyer ended up with a good-looking and extremely rare Mercedes, so a win for him as well. Subscribe Today authoritative voice of the the informed, Sports Car Market collector car hobb for 25 years! Call 877.219.2605 ext. 1 www.sportscarmarket.com/ subscribe 82 engine bay. Tool roll and jack in trunk. Incorrect Nardi-style racing steering wheel. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,151,554. One of the highlights of the collection, this car ticked all of the boxes for any serious Gullwing collector. Restored back to original configuration, it could be a record-worthy example, as original black Gullwings are extremely sought-after. Well bought and sold. #133-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S cabriolet. S/N 1800307505670. Dark Forest Green/tan cloth/brown leather. Odo: 39,486 km. Driver-quality car. Older paint and trim. Average gaps. Decent chrome with minor pitting to door handles. Clean engine bay with signs of long non-use. Correct and well-main- #162-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing. S/N 1980406500296. Silver/red leather. Odo: 3,018 km. Excellent and correct restoration. Correctstyle paint and interior, however car originally delivered in black with red-and-white plaid interior. Rudge knockoff wheels. Factory fitted luggage and original belly pans. Excellent trim and chrome bits. Beautiful older restored interior with an appealing patina. Well-detailed TOP 10 No. 8 #164-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SLS replica racer. S/N 1980427500557. Silver/blue plaid. Odo: 341 km. 300SL Roadster converted to SLS specifications. Very well executed. Excellent paint, chrome and trim. Nice interior. Excellent engine bay. Overall a very impressive car. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $924,733. Mercedes built a cou- ple of the legendary 300SLS race cars back in the era, and sadly, none survive. This is a very well-represented replica of those cars, and it was beautiful. The cost of converting it back would be prohibitive, as major modifications had to be made. A very cool looker for pretty much the same money as a show-quality SL Roadster seems fair to all parties. #135-1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 300D Adenauer saloon. S/N 1890108500545. Black/tan leather. Odo: 14,309 km. Very old cosmetic restoration. Average door and panel fit. Average-quality chrome with some minor pitting on window surrounds. Rear bumper missing guards. Old yellow tires. Clean newer restored interior with incorrect materials. Very nice original wood. Good glass. Engine bay very dirty with numerous signs of non-use. Rotten-gas odors abound. Lots of leaks including oil drips from head. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT Sports Car Market

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Rising Sun Recent sales of Japanese collector cars by Tony Piff (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) #171135480830-1965 Datsun NL320 pickup. S/N 4L32060664D. 70,000 miles. “Completely rust-free. Extensive restoration work done, but still needs plenty of minor attention to make it complete. Drove 100 miles round-trip without incident to Japanese Classic Car Show in Long Beach.” Condition: 3. RM Auctions—Mercedes-Benz collection London, U.K. $109,921. I’ve thought for some time that true Adenauer saloons were worthy of the price paid for this one. The concern is the cost of restoration, as this car will need thousands of dollars in basic rehab to just be a driver. The engine bay alone would have scared me off at half the price paid. At nearly twice the $60k high estimate, I’m not sure where the buyer goes from here. Well sold. #146-1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SE coupe. S/N 12803710002575. Silver/red leather. Odo: 522 miles. Good older restoration with just about no use since. Good gaps and panel fit. Very nice paint with some slight change in shading in areas. Original grille with some minor dirt. Nice correct interior with excellent wood and leather. Tidy engine bay. SOLD AT $10,400. The rarely seen “Sports Pick-Up” body style features a one-piece cab and bed, resembling a converted station wagon. Check out those taillights! Huge price for an unfinished restoration project, but when will you have another chance at one? eBay Motors, 10/5/2013. #271279416018-1968 Datsun 520 pickup. 14,855 miles. “Great-running original. Motor great condition for 45-year-old truck. Small dent visible in passenger’s door. Astroturf on floor. Have original invoice and maintenance records.” Condition: 3+. Clean trunk and underside. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $69,791. Sold for about what one would expect a good restored car would. Very few miles on an obviously older restoration, so hopefully rehab will not break the bank here. TOP 10 No. 7 SOLD AT $8,000. This was an unmolested original truck, slightly more worn than expected for the miles. The seller provided few details and no engine bay photos, but the other pictures inspired confidence. As rust is the chief concern, the buyer probably did okay. Top-of-the-market price looked fair to me. eBay Motors, 9/24/2013. #111176884967-1972 Datsun 620 pickup. 18,000 miles. “Likely the best one in existence. Timewarp condition. Paint is all-original, including dealer sticker on tailgate. Drives and feels brand new. Engine has aftermarket carb and air cleaner, but originals are included. Original tires, wheels and hubcaps included. Documentation organized in binder.” Condition: 2+. done. Reproduction data tag. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $1,116,659. This was one of the more mysterious cars in the collection. It had a properly stamped alloy block with correct numbers, but the car was built about 30 days ahead of the earliest known run of alloy cars. With disc brakes (a non-factory addition), this car was the proverbial five-tool-player of SL Road- SOLD AT $13,600. Demand remains high for usable, driver-grade Japanese pickups from the ’70s and ’80s, but this preservation-class time capsule was an entirely different animal. The unprecedented price makes more sense in the context of full-size Chevy trucks, from the same era, selling for $50kplus. eBay Motors, 10/2/2013. ♦ 84 Sports Car Market BEST BUY #115-1961 MERCEDESBENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 198042100 02762. Black/black steel/tan leather. Odo: 13,394 km. Older restored car with several inaccuracies. Color change from original, overpolished engine bay. Euro taillamps and U.S.-spec headlamps. Later shifter knob. Many other minor complaints. Average paint, very good chrome and trim. Clean and correct interior. Good fit and finish. Engine bay very clean and a bit over- older gasoline. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $92,473. I am not surprised by this result. This is the highly desirable 3-liter version (W112) coupled with a 4-speed manual transmission. I imagine there aren’t more than a few dozen of these left, and bidders felt the same way, taking the car over the $90k high estimate. I still have to call it well bought. #158-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SEL 6.3 sedan. S/N 10901812003979. Beige & green/white leather. Odo: 4,515 km. Very rare 300 long-wheelbase sedan with the monster 6.3-liter V8. Nice original car with mostly original paint and trim. Good door fit. Attractive original interior. All power options, in- sters, at least functionally. Sold well within what I considered an optimistic estimate ($1.1m–$1.2m). Much research is needed by new owner. Well sold as-is, but with large potential upside as the possible first alloy car built. #149-1963 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SE cabriolet. S/N 11202310004937. Black/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 25,534 km. Older cosmetic restoration with orange peel in spots. Original chrome and trim. Well-maintained original interior. Original wood in good condition. Clean trunk with jack and tools. Original glass. Clean engine bay with some smell of cluding sunroof. Spotless trunk with original jack and spare tire. Original engine bay with minor staining and soot. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $59,322. This was the best of the best for Mercedes in the era, with the 6.3 saloons selling for nearly twice what a base 280SE sold for. I expected a strong result, and indeed RM got it, with the car setting a record auction price for an SEL. ©

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Auctions America Auburn, IN Auctions America — Fall Auburn Everything from muscle cars to exotics and CCCA Full Classics were available, with conditions ranging from no-needs show cars to full-on projects Company Auctions America Date August 28–September 1, 2013 Location Auburn, IN Auctioneer Brent Earlywine Automotive lots sold/offered 774/1,134 Sales rate 68% Sales total $27,543,203 High sale 1930 Duesenberg Model J, sold at $1,540,000 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 fastback, sold at $69,300 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Kevin Coakley Market opinions in italics “A Auburn, IN uburn’s back!” was the announcement made from the auctioneer’s podium throughout the Fall Auburn event over Labor Day weekend. Seeing the results, the company might be on to something here, as the number of lots offered was up 13% and the total sales were up a whopping 55% from this time last year. In addition to the usual car corral and swap- meet activities you’d expect to be accompanying a collector-car auction, Donnie Gould and his team continued their hard work to promote Auctions America’s 2013 Fall edition as a family-friendly destination experience. Activities included monster-truck exhibitions and rides, motocross jumpers, helicopter rides and personal appearances by the Discovery Channel’s Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman from “Fast N’ Loud,” as well as Jessi Combs of “Overhaulin’” and “All Girls Garage.” For those looking to buy cars, this was the place to be. Everything from muscle cars to exotics and CCCA Full Classics were available, with conditions ranging from noneeds show cars to full-on projects. This year’s auction featured 100 cars from the collection of local guy Ed Ewing. Ewing has a terrific story. Growing up in a household where his parents never even owned a car, he parlayed his work ethic and business acumen into 86 a bit of an empire, including his 200-car collection. At the auction, I asked what motivated him to sell off a big chunk it. His response? “Two hundred cars are just too many to deal with.” I think we can all appreciate that. Labor Day weekend top-dollar honors went to a beautiful 1930 Duesenberg Model J convertible coupe selling at $1,540,000, followed by a rare 1929 Duesenberg Model J sports sedan trading hands for $962,500. Other sales of note included a ’59 Cadillac Biarritz selling at $220,000 and a really nice Fiat Jolly, also from the Ewing Collection, selling strong at $99,000. The average sold price here was $36k, which might give one the impression that most cars were out of reach of the Average Joe collector. But just for comparison, last year’s average was about $27k, which is still a pretty strong result. Generally, both cases were a result of really strong sales pulling the number up and distorting the end result. There were many quality lots to be had under the $20k range. “Auburn is back” indeed. It’s hard to argue with the results here, with totals up in every department over last year’s numbers. As this auction continues to grow in size, it continues to get even better at offering something for bidders at every price point, and that makes it a destination that car guys in the market for new iron shouldn’t miss. I’ll certainly be back in the future. ♦ Sales Totals $30m $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 2013 2012 2011 2010 Sports Car Market

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Auctions America Auburn, IN ENGLISH #5185-1937 MG SA Tickford roadster. S/N SA2018. Eng. # QPH62313. Tan & cream/tan canvas/tan & cream leather. RHD. Odo: 146 miles. Paint shows cracks and blisters. Panel fit as you’d expect for a pre-war MG. Driver’s door hits running-board slats. Brightwork shows well. Decent engine compartment detail. Interior a little rough, passenger’s door pull coming unraveled. No reserve. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $45,100. This biggest of leak migrating to hood and separating paint on the edges. Minilite wheels shod with racing rubber. Equipped with five-point racing belts. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $18,000. Said to have “documented racing pedigree with division wins and first, and second, place finishes nationally,” but no mention of when or where. It was a little rough, but hey, it’s a race car, selling for fair money both ways. GERMAN #3148-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 190SL121042. Graphite Gray/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 50,607 miles. Paint looks fresh and well applied. Brightwork shows well. Decent engine compartment detail. Nice interior in good shape. Soft rubber seals a bit dried and cracked. Sold with both tops. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $110,000. Offered at no reserve here and said to have been with the previous owner for the past 30 the MGs started life as a 4-door sedan; rebodied and restored in 1990. The SCM Platinum Auction Database shows this car sold at the RM Ponder Collection auction in 2007 for $63k (SCM# 44877) and again at Gooding’s 2010 Scottsdale sale for $64k (SCM# 156735). It no-saled at Worldwide’s 2011 Seabrook, TX, sale at an undisclosed high bid (SCM# 182098). Yes, it has some needs, but those can be addressed without getting underwater. Price looked like a win for the buyer. #7032-1956 MGA roadster. S/N ADL4316225. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 7,218 miles. Paint shows chips, orange peel and general wear. Doors fit poorly. Rough brightwork. Grubby engine compartment. Interior showing its age, as is the added plywood dashboard. new weatherseals all around. Engine compartment nicely detailed. Interior looks fresh and well done. Engine upgrades include a magnesium crankcase, Gene Berg oil sump and counterweighted crankshaft, Kadron carburetors and an RX7 radiator cooler, professionally installed within the frame rails. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $28,000. It may not be a 21-window Samba, but it was very well presented; the seller was right to hang on. The high bid was short by a lot. ITALIAN years, but the SCM Platinum Auction Database shows it sold at Barrett-Jackson’s 2003 Scottsdale sale for $23k, which we called “a lot of money for this car” (SCM# 30166). It sold in 2001 for $27k at Auction Spectrum in Palm Springs (SCM# 24059). Still, a very attractive package with few needs. These cars have experienced a significant value bump in the past year or two. Well sold. #5174-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S cabriolet. S/N A180308500345. Tan/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 14,769 miles. Beautiful paint and brightwork. Good panel fit. Top fits well and is in excellent condition. Decent engine compartment. Interior looks great, exceptional wood finish. Mismatched driving- Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $16,500. Good ones are pulling strong money of late. This wasn’t a good one, but it still deserved a stronger result. The consignor was right to hang on, and a few dollars invested now will result in a sale later. #5016-2001 CATERHAM SUPER 7 roadster. S/N N5347260. British Racing Green/black leather. Odo: 10,208 miles. Paint on nose is checked and cracked. Brake-fluid light lenses. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $82,500. This result looks market-correct if not a slightly good buy. The SCM Platinum Auction Database shows one that sold four months prior in #3 condition from the Don Davis Collection at $149k, which our reporter called a “fair deal” (SCM# 216109). #3116-1963 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER minibus. S/N 1017076. Green & white/blue & green vinyl. Odo: 73,526 miles. Fresh paint looks great; good gaps and glass, 88 Sports Car Market #3187-1959 AUTOBIANCHI BIANCHINA Trasformabile coupe. S/N 068216. Blue & white/white vinyl/blue & white vinyl. Odo: 50,392 miles. Nice paint, decent exterior brightwork, except that the bits added to hide the trunk hinges look like something you’d purchase by the foot at your local hardware store. Tidy engine compartment and trunk. Seat and door covers look a little baggy. Comes with original toolkit and restoration documentation. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $33,000. Done quick and on a budget. Microcars continue to be hot. We’ve recorded a couple of these selling in the mid $40k range in the past year, so this looks like a bit of a bargain. Well bought. #5105-1961 FIAT JOLLY beach car. S/N 110075052. Fly Yellow/yellow & black

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Auctions America Auburn, IN canvas/wicker. Odo: 12,731 miles. Excellent paint and brightwork. Engine compartment shows well. Interior nicely done with fitted carpets. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $99,000. Offered from the collection of Ed Ewing, this one was very nice, and the sale price reflects the presentation. Well sold. #5199-1972 DETOMASO PANTERA coupe. S/N THPNMG03252. Light blue/black leather. Odo: 13,707 miles. Nice blue paint and minimal exterior trim. Good panel fit. Tires and wheels look fresh. Grungy engine comparment. Scratches in rear window. Noth- ing apart. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $30,000. The woodie market has cooled, but not enough to make that high bid look good. The consignor was right to walk away. There will be more money down the road. ing to gripe about inside. Equipped with a/c and power windows. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $56,100. Now is the time to buy these cars. This result was spot-on for the market, and in my opinion has nowhere to go but up. A fair deal both ways. AMERICAN #7077-1935 PACKARD SUPER EIGHT Model 858 coupe. S/N 858276. Black/tan broadcloth. Odo: 44,246 miles. Beautiful black paint is in excellent condition, good panel fit all around, doors close with a solid thunk. Brightwork in excellent condition. Painted wire wheels with chrome center caps and beauty rings look fantastic with the wide whitewalls. Interior looks fresh, wood is #5201-1937 FORD DELUXE pickup. S/N 54147564. Red & black/black vinyl. Odo: 195 miles. Paint holding up well after 17 years, sloppy Ford script paint on tailgate. Excellent brightwork. Right front whitewall shows evidence of having sat flat for a period. Decent engine detail. A former AACA Senior Grand National and Early Ford V8 Club Dear- grille bars are painted silver. Rust holes in floorboards. Interior isn’t as bad as the exterior, but that isn’t saying much. New top looks great. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $34,000. Said to be a recent barn find, it’s really too ratty to drive as-is. Factor in the restoration costs, and you’re upside-down in a hurry. High bid today was plenty generous, considering the needs. #4090-1955 FORD COUNTRY SQUIRE born Award winner. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $39,600. Sold from the Dingman Collection in 2006 for $58k in #1 condition (SCM# 42149). Assuming this truck won the awards not long after its completion in ’96, the restoration is holding up remarkably well. That said, 195 miles over 17 years is hardly enough use to keep the mechanicals properly exercised. If everything checks out mechanically, this was a great buy. #6079-1938 CADILLAC SERIES 90 V16 show-quality. Engine compartment very well detailed. Goddess of Speed on the radiator, sidemount spares, fold-down trunk rack. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $151,250. Claimed to be one of five known to exist and confirmed by the CCCA and Packard Registry, this car comes with a laundry list of invitations and awards. The result seemed strong for an 8-cylinder coupe, but when you take in the whole package, it looked like a good deal all around. #6055-1936 DODGE WESTCHESTER woodie wagon. S/N H20LR313. Maroon & wood/black vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 20,255 miles. Paint shows some minor blemishes. Wood in decent shape, good gaps and finish. Grille with a lot of pitting. Canvas-trimmed side curtains look new. Acceptable engine detailing. Interior okay, except rear seat is com- 90 limousine. S/N 5270127. Black/tan broadcloth. Odo: 70,105 miles. Paint shows some touch-ups; micro-pitting of exterior brightwork. Rear window delaminating. Decent engine compartment. All interior door panels display water damage and are peeling off the door frame. Front seat coming undone. Cond: rack and tarted up, period-correct JC Higgins bike that Pee-wee Herman might be looking for. No reserve. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $33,550. This was an attractive package, and most of the issues mentioned can be addressed by writing out some big checks. Heck, the bike alone is probably worth a grand. Looks like a win for the buyer, unless Pee-wee wants his bike back. 3-. NOT SOLD AT $43,000. There were three of these V16 behemoths here this weekend. #3176-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E575106210. Inca Silver & white/red leather. Odo: 74,660 miles. 283-ci Sports Car Market wagon. S/N U5U4149854. Torch Red & faux wood/red & white vinyl. Odo: 46,356 miles. 272-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Decent red paint, wood-graining showing some drips. Variable panel fit. Woodgrain trim collapsed under over-tightened bolts. Brightwork varies from excellent bumpers to rusting window frames. Decent original engine compartment. Presentable interior in good shape. Sold with bike The lowest was bid to $41k, this one trailed at $43k, and the highest got to $50k. All ran on Sunday. If you want the big money, it pays to upgrade to prime run-time. The retail buyers for this type of car generally show up late and leave early. None of the high bids were near adequate, and the outcome should surprise no one. #6043-1947 PONTIAC STREAMLINER woodie wagon. S/N PGNB4827. Black & wood/black vinyl/two-tone burgundy vinyl & cloth. Odo: 47,970 miles. Horrible paint displays scratches, touch-ups, surface rust. Wood finish is a distant memory, as are the tight wood joints. Brightwork is horrible, half the

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Auctions America Auburn, IN 270-hp V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Paint well done, looks fresh. Body gaps about as good as it gets for ’57. Yellowing wide whites. Clear, unmarked glass. Excellent engine detail, some soiling. Loose trim piece on left rear interior quarter-panel cover. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $220,000. From the Ed Ewing Collection. Another red ’59 convertible in near-perfect condition sold for $220k in 2010 at RM’s Arizona sale, which we called “over-the-top money” (SCM# 155137). This was another stellar example, and it achieved a stellar price. #4099-1961 FORD COUNTRY SQUIRE although the hood hinges are quite loose. Interior looks great. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $86,900. The color combination really caught my eye. This car last sold at AA’s Spring Carlisle sale in 2012 for $99k with 27 fewer miles (SCM# 201554). Looked market-correct here, if not a bit of a good buy. But for the seller, quite the loss in just 16 months. #5130-1958 DODGE ROYAL LANCER D-500 2-dr hard top. S/N LD2L3786. Green & white/green & white leather. Odo: 50,955 miles. 361-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Two-tone paint looks good, as do the panel gaps. Brightwork showing some micro-scratching. Chrome wires with wide whites look awesome. Decent wagon. S/N 1A68X135706. White & faux wood/red & white vinyl. Odo: 53,673 miles. 352-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Paint shows some scrapes and touch-ups; faux woodgrain looks fresh but not original. Brightwork decent. Driver-quality engine compartment. Seat covers look newish, rear compartment looks a little rough. Equipped with third-row seat, luggage rack, power steering and brakes and in left taillight-surround. Minimal exterior brightwork is in good condition. Steel wheels with poverty caps and Bluelines. Excellent engine compartment detailing. Interior set up for racing with roll bar. Radio- and heaterdelete. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $50,600. This bare-bones sleeper was a former AACA and Mopar Grand National winner. Based on price alone, it looks like a win for the seller, but I don’t think the buyer should have any regrets with this one. #5193-1970 DODGE CHARGER R/T a/c. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $24,475. Three nosales show in the SCM Platinum Auction Database, most recently at Mecum Indy spring 2013, where it was bid to $20k (SCM# 223515). Yeah, that wasn’t enough. Bidding reached $28k at Collector Car Productions Toronto in fall of 2012 (SCM# 214001), and in December of 2010 at Auctions America Raleigh, it was a real head-scratcher, not selling at $39k (SCM# 168474). I guess the fourth time is the charm. At any rate, the sale price looked market-correct. engine detail spoiled by cheapo parts-store chrome air cleaner and aftermarket battery. Decent glass. Interior upholstery and bright trim in presentable condition. Equipped with power steering and brakes, continental kit and fender skirts. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $28,050. Another gem from the collection of Ed Ewing, offered with no reserve. I’m guessing this is one Mr. Ewing would like to have back. It was a great deal for the buyer. #5122-1959 CADILLAC ELDORADO Biarritz convertible. S/N 59E075432. Seminole Red/white leather. Odo: 76,991 miles. 390-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Brilliant red paint. Gaps off between front fenders and hood. Abundant brightwork shows a few minor blemishes. Engine compartment very well detailed. Leather in good shape but does show #3161-1962 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2-dr hard top. S/N 21637F206398. Tuxedo Black/red cloth & vinyl. Odo: 12 miles. 409-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Excellent paint and panel fit. Minimal exterior brightwork looks great with proper poverty caps. Clear, unmarked glass. Show- BEST BUY SE 2-dr hard top. S/N XS2940G147241. Maroon/white vinyl/brown vinyl. Odo: 18,559 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint looks decent. Acceptable panel fit. Brightwork shows some micro-scratching. Vinyl top in good shape. Driver-quality engine detail would ben- efit from a simple wipe-down. Interior wear commensurate with age and miles. Equipped with a/c. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $40,700. Offered with no reserve. The colors were unusual but not unbearable, with SE equipment a plus. Both buyer and seller should be satisfied with this result. #5216-1970 FORD MUSTANG Boss 302 fastback. S/N 0F02G170454. Grabber Orange/ black vinyl. Odo: 80,176 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Frame-off restoration. Excellent paint and panel fit. Minimal exterior chrome shows very well. Show-quality engine quality engine compartment. Interior well done in correct reproduction materials. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $92,400. Black, red, 409, 4-speed... What more can you ask for? This is the car I’d pick to take home—except that I can’t swing $92k right now, which is unfortunate, ‘cause this was a good buy. #5062-1966 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE 2-dr sedan. S/N RL21H67259797. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 4,576 miles. 426-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Decent paint and panel fit, deep scratch 92 bay detailing with period battery and stampings. No complaints with the interior. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $69,300. Original build sheet and Marti Report included. Although sparsely equipped, this was well done and well bought, well below the market price. © Sports Car Market

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Artcurial Monte Carlo, MCO Artcurial Motorcars — Monaco 2013 In Monaco’s skewed world of whims and trinkets, some of the colossal prices achieved at this annual Artcurial event didn’t look so amazing Company Artcurial Motorcars Date July 22, 2013 Location Monte Carlo, MCO Auctioneer Herve Poulain Automotive lots sold/offered 57/59 Sales rate 97% Sales total $3,826,078 High sale 1965 Shelby Cobra 427, sold at $578,267 Buyer’s premium 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 roadster, sold at $578,267 17% up to $789,960, 11% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00=€0.76) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics M onaco: Home of one of the world’s few remaining street GPs, where an American actress became a princess, and where it’s cheaper to travel to the sale from the nearest airport by helicopter than it is by taxi — both only narrowly shading the price of a high-season day’s car rental. In this skewed world of whims and trinkets, some of the colossal prices achieved at this annual Artcurial event didn’t look so amazing, such as the $44,360 paid for an original but hurriedly resprayed Citroën Ami 6. It was one of the lots entered by one local Monégasque collector that made up twothirds of the sale. But unlike last year’s sale, which thinned out the late Prince Rainier of Monaco’s collection, and where the keenness of locals to buy the cars of their late ruler led to one enthusiastic bidder paying $160k for a Mercedes 560SE, former ownership by HSH Rainier appears to now be worth about $2,000 if the sale of two 1958 Autobianchi Eden Roc cabrios here was anything to go by. One offered from the local collection (and bought here last year) brought $22,179 at no reserve, against $20,596 for another non-royal car, almost the final lot of the sale. In addition to bidders here from the Cote d’Azur, there were also German, Italian and Dutch accents in 94 the sale room at the Hermitage Hotel. The sale itself took place across town from the Top Cars Collection, aka “The Rainier Museum,” where the cars were displayed. And those bidders were prepared to pay good money ($36,438) for an unusual Fiat 600 Spiaggia Viareggina beach car — like a Jolly but Monte Carlo, MCO rarer — while a unique Moretti-built 1958 BMW 600’s take on the same theme fetched a strong $60,203. Other rarities included a 1950 Peugeot 203 Découvrable at $33,270 and a 1956 Simca 9 Coupe de Ville, looking like a baby Facel Vega, at $30,894. Only two cars failed to sell, both from that large collection: a 1954 Cadillac Series 62 convertible, and an Aston Martin DB9 Volante in very lime-green paint, neither attracting any bids. But a 1954 Packard Caribbean from the same ownership did the right money at $79,215. The $578,267 made on a like-new-looking top-sale 1965 427 Cobra was unremarkable, but $95,057 raised on an immaculate Alfa Montreal in the best color — Arancio Pastana AR601 — showed that interest in these junior supercars may finally be on the rise. A restored 1976 Lancia Stratos took a market-correct $411,915, all including Artcurial’s huge 17% buyer’s premium that only drops to 11% once over the €500k ($790k) mark. Artcurial’s next car sale is back in Paris on February 7 during Retromobile week, where it has a new competitor in the shape of RM. ♦ Sales Totals $5m $4m $3m $2m $1m 0 Sports Car Market 2013 2012

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Artcurial Monte Carlo, MCO ENGLISH #42-1938 DAIMLER E20 SIX sedan. S/N 42819. Black & gray/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 48,397 miles. Restored with excellent paint and chrome, good door fit. Timber and headlining excellent, lightly creased leather. Original instruments unrestored and charming. Oily marks on hood sides are a slight worry. #10-1978 TRIUMPH SPITFIRE 1500 convertible. S/N 1500FH113954L. White/ white steel hard top/red leather. Odo: 455 km. Almost impossibly straight and shiny. Better than new. Retrofitted with slimmer Mk IV bumpers. Plump new leather interior. Lots of parts chromed. Underside looks clean enough to eat off of. With hard top and Lecarra steer- what suppressed the price to under the slightly hopeful $95k lower estimate. #34-1958 TRIUMPH TR3A roadster. S/N TS5218L. Blue/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 8,008 miles. Original LHD model. Chassis straight, tidy body with repaint, chrome okay with some rust speckles. Seat vinyl likely Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $41,191. Understood to have once belonged to Lord Mountbatten, and reckoned to be one of only 35 survivors today. Last sold at H&H Duxford in April 2012 for $30k (SCM# 203331), so the profit probably just about covered the cost of shipping, storage and auction fees. #40-1953 BENTLEY MK VI 2-dr sedan. S/N B311LTO. Black & silver/gray leather. Odo: 40,268 miles. Mk VI with special Hooper body that makes it look older. Straight, shiny and imposing. Immaculately restored, although now a couple of bubbles under trim strip. Newish and unworn leather just lightly ing wheel. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $28,518. From the Monegasque Collection that made up the bulk of this sale and, like the others, offered at no reserve. This was built for the collector’s wife but has only covered 455 km since rebuild. Mad money for a Spitfire, as much as a really nice TR6, but probably couldn’t be replicated for the price. #15-1990 JAGUAR XJS V12 convert- original and in good order. New top, plus hard top and Kenlowe fan. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $45,944. Fair money by European standards for an appealing, usable car. The chrome would polish out with an oily rag. #11-1976 JAGUAR XJC 4.2 coupe. S/N 2J52341BW. White/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 47,043 km. Excellent and rot-free. Repainted, good door and panel fit. Vinyl top good, original leather lightly creased, motor tidy and in correct original finishes. With original books and toolkit. The story is that these all have vinyl tops to hide the ghastly metal- ible. S/N SAJJNADW4DM170807. Blue/blue cloth/beige leather. Odo: 36,988 km. Unbelievably good and rot-free, proving that climate and money do affect a car’s well-being —although low mileage in the hands of only two owners undoubtedly helps. Leather lightly creased on driver’s side, with a few thumb marks. Timber and veneers excellent. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $101,394. About twice the price of a really nice standard steel saloon, and similar money to what variously bodied dropheads have been reaching. In other words, about market-correct. #41-1957 JAGUAR XK 140 coupe. S/N S815640. Dark blue/tan leather. Odo: 71,578 miles. Near-perfect resto. Door fits and gaps excellent. Newish leather. New whitewalls on wire wheels. Rest of chrome excellent, which means the rear lights are probably repros. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $88,720. French title, and sold about right. Only thing that counts against it is that it’s an auto, which is maybe 96 creased but unworn, dash veneer perfect. French title; with original manuals. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $32,478. From the same fastidiously maintained collection as Lot 10, the surgically clean Triumph Spitfire. You just don’t find them like this in the U.K. Offered at no reserve and sold at top estimate for more than a U.K. dealer would dare ask. Very well sold. #29-1995 ROVER MINI British Open Classic 2-dr sedan. S/N SAXXNYAXRB- work left behind after chopping a four-door into a coupe, but I digress... Cond: 2. SOLD AT $41,984. Delivered new in Monaco and belonging to the same collection as most of the rest of the lots. Like the other British cars at this sale, this would have been major money for the same model in similar condition “at home.” With low mileage and original books and tools, it was a retailer’s dream—but lefthand drive can’t make that much difference, surely. Perhaps a legion of restorers will now start converting them. Sports Car Market

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Artcurial Monte Carlo, MCO D104677. Metallic green/black vinyl/cream leather. Odo: 23,383 km. Excellent rot-free condition. Repainted and “Radfordised” with posh leather-and-walnut interior and chrome nudge bars. Leather hardly used; one ink mark on driver’s seat. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $36,438. “British Open Classic” was one of a multitude of special editions devised to wring the last pennies out of the little tyke in its swansong years—this one attempting to cash in on Wimbledon prestige, although there’s no actual connection. Simply huge money for a Mini. About twice what late Rover Coopers are getting, or similar money to a real Mk1 Cooper, or more than a real Mk1/2 Radford. FRENCH #24-1939 CITROËN TRACTION 11BL sedan. S/N 436874. Black/brown velour. Odo: 8,241 km. Rare pre-war version, although it’s a later one, so it has rack-and-pinion steering. Straight and shiny, some microblistering in older repaint and chrome. Good velour inte- AT $33,270. Sold slightly under where expected, but I’d say fair for condition. By comparison, Artcurial sold a more attractive and better-restored coupe in Paris in June for $64k (SCM# 225882). #22-1951 CITROËN TRACTION 11BL sedan. S/N 573454. Cream & brown/brown leather. Odo: 80,843 km. Restored in slightly unusual colors, and somehow, leather trim has found its way onto the grille slats and steeringwheel rim. But body is straight, the paint is deep and even, and the RoBro aluminum sically an overdressed Dyane 6. Must be the rarity and low mileage. GERMAN #44-1962 MERCEDES-BENZ SLR rep- lica roadster. S/N 12104210022640. Silver/ blue cloth. Odo: 989 miles. 190SL built into a replica of an “SLR” racer. Well done (in the U.S.), although door fits are miles out at front top corners. Motor very clean and tidy, new seat trim in factory blue tartan pattern. No suggestion of any competition history. French splash guards are good, along with new interior trim. Dash and instruments are original. French titled. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $24,556. Sold at twice its estimate, so perhaps Artcurial was a bit worried about the flashiness, which runs to a different set of rules in Monaco. Well sold, according to everyone except the man who bought it. rior. Pilote wheels, Quillery steering wheel. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $31,685. Quite rightly worth much more than Lot 22, the later customized version, even though both had the same pre-sale estimate—but this was Monaco, after all. I’d call them both slightly well but not press-stoppingly sold. #23-1950 PEUGEOT 203 Berline Décou- vrable. S/N 1144029. Gray/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 11,555 km. Rare roll-back ragtop version of Peugeot’s sophisticated small sedan. Straight, but repaint is a but rushed, there’s overspray on the steering column shroud and the steering wheel is bleached and nal. RoBro splash guards. Mileage is likely since restoration. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $34,854. Bought for the wife of the collector, as was the Triumph Spitfire. Perhaps she just wasn’t into cars. Anyway, sold here for the right money. discolored. Newish leather with gray piping and one mark on driver’s seat. RoBro splash guard scuffed on right side. Cond: 3+. SOLD 98 #21-1963 CITROËN AMI 6 sedan. S/N 0162005. Blue/blue velour. Odo: 19,546 km. Early and rare 6-volt car. Fairly original and rot-free, but wavy body has suffered a quick and dirty windows-in blow-over in the nottoo-recent past. Front seat is wearing through at corners. With handbook. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $44,360. Sold at simply unbelievable money, four times its estimate, for what is ba- #26-1953 RENAULT 4CV R1062 Berline Découvrable. S/N 1926928. Maroon/tan leather. Odo: 3,404 km. Early “six whisker” car. Nicely restored, although with a few dust marks in the paint. Interior vinyl may be origi- title. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $126,744. With this much invested to restore it, it probably would have been more effective to keep it standard, in which case it would have been worth more. These were never successful in period (a class win in the ’56 Macau GP is about it), so it seems an odd exercise when clean restored originals are on the up. #51-1978 TRABANT 601S sedan. S/N 2241466. White/black velour. Odo: 30,139 km. No, not cardboard: the roof and opening panels are in Duroplast, making it about the first car to be made of recycled materials. Described as a rally car but no evidence of competition history, and I doubt if the home-bent rear roll hoop would pass any kind of scrutiny. Motor looks bone-stock apart from large exSports Car Market

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Artcurial Monte Carlo, MCO pansion chamber (it’s a two-stroke, remember), although there is a stone guard. Interior is carpeted. Otherwise pretty straight and clean, with thick repaint. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,428. “S” is the special edition with twin fog lamps, which must have been quite the status symbol in East Germany at the time. Apparently prepared for (but did not take part in) last year’s Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique (for which it is eligible, as the rally lets in later cars than most historic events). A cheap entry, and if you can’t win, might as well have a lot of laughs (said the man who once did the Monte Carlo Challenge in a bone-stock A35, complete with steel sun visor). Price does seem an awful lot for a novelty act, though. ITALIAN #2-1958 ISETTA 600 Moretti beach car. S/N 127442. Blue/striped blue & white cloth/ white leather & tartan cloth. Odo: 9 km. Described as “probably a unique model based on an original.” Looks just built, with shiny, slightly orange-peely paint. Modern instrument cluster. Even the rubber driveshaft for little more than a half-decent “sunroof” 500D, so looks like a good deal. #59-1963 FIAT 600 Spiaggia Viareggina beach car. S/N 103610. Dark blue/gray wicker. Odo: 9,910 km. Rare Fiat Jolly alternative with just five built, named after a seaside town in Tuscany. Pretty much faultless restoration with good paint and chrome, plastic “wicker” seats in good order with just a few nicks out of weave, motor tidy in factory finishes. French registration. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $36,438. Sold where expected, but as a proper period car, however limited in practical use, you’d have expected it to do more than the similar Isetta conversion (Lot 2). #58-1963 FIAT 750 spider. S/N 1501690. White/maroon vinyl. Odo: 44,776 km. Fair condition, with older paint, surface rust in rockers and in front trunk. Original seat vinyl splitting at seams, tonneau cover repaired with gaffer tape. Comes with hard top and rare Bor- doughnuts have plated nuts. Italian registration. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $60,203. Not clear whether this was done in period or, more likely, as a later tribute to the beach-car genre (in which case it’s a shame to chop up a real 600), but it inexplicably fetched more than the one-off Fiat 600 Spiaggia (Lot 59). Well sold. #52-1963 FIAT 500D 2-dr sedan. S/N 110D681088. White/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 14,280 km. Tidy, clean, original, repainted. Solid underneath, interior all good. This is the rare one with suicide doors and the rani wheels. No reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,804. Even rarer than the Eden Rocs, with apparently only seven produced—but sold lower than both of them. Slightly edgy condition must have put buyers off, as this has less “novelty” value, trying sincerely to be a “proper” car. #9-1968 AUTOBIANCHI EDEN ROC full sunroof right back to the rear lid, as copied by the current 500. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $17,428. Offered at no reserve and sold low December 2013 cabriolet. S/N 8974. White/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 62,637 km. Fiat 500-based tiny cabrio, and just the thing for Monaco. Overall good, straight, no rot. Repainted, some polish marks in bumpers. Driver’s door fit gappy. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $22,179. First of a local collection that made up the bulk of this sale, bought from the thinning-out sale of the Prince Rainier Collection in 2012. After that bidding frenzy, Rainier fever appears to have calmed down because here it sold for just a 99

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Artcurial Monte Carlo, MCO 110F5217520. Blue/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 2,530 km. This is the late one with various bits cross-pollinated from the 126, like the wheels and 594-cc vertical twin. Good appearance, repainted with one chip in right front & white leather. Odo: 74,835 miles. 359-ci I8, 4-bbl, auto. Older U.S. restoration with all good paint and chrome. Fair door fit (and they’re massive). Leather retrim a bit grubby on white parts. Dash and instruments all there. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $79,215. Bought from Santa Barbara by the vendor. Strange how the market wanted this slight oddball and not Lot 28, the mainstream and arguably more elegant ’53 Caddy (which was one of only two cars not to sell at this sale). Fairly bought, slightly under lower estimate. little more than Lot 57, the slightly nicer example across the room. #57-1968 AUTOBIANCHI EDEN ROC cabriolet. S/N 110FB5009026. White/black cloth/black & tan leather. Odo: 45,505 km. wheelarch lip, all good and solid underneath. Interior vinyl and top all in good order. Monaco registration. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $11,090. Offered at no reserve and sold for the price of a fair-to-average 500L. If you were actually going to use it, this looked like a bit of a deal, sold just at bottom estimate. Good and straight, repainted. Slightly nicer than Lot 9, the ex-Rainier car in the same sale... Cond: 3. SOLD AT $20,596. ... and slightly cheaper, too. Have to call it well bought. #6-1972 ALFA ROMEO MONTREAL coupe. S/N AR1425375. Orange/black velour. Odo: 9,876 km. Superb, in the best color (Arancio Pastello) restored by Franco Kappa, the best in the business, and almost better than new. No trim parts missing, no ripples or rust in body sides, doors fit perfectly, sit a little proud. Leak-free motor with factory finishes. showing a couple of burn marks. Driver’s seat bolster worn through. Italian title. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $411,915. Second-series car, number 329 of a supposed 400 produced. Claimed three owners from new and sold market-correct. Prices of these rose sharply about five years ago and have held steady ever since. AMERICAN #27-1954 PACKARD CARIBBEAN con- Interior velour unworn. Only the modern stereo detracts. Italian title. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $95,057. Various industry sages (i.e., me and a couple of Montreal owners) have been stroking our chins and asking why this great-looking junior supercar isn’t $80k instead of half that. Well, now our prayers have been answered. Artcurial’s Pierre Novikoff agreed on supposed value but ruefully admitted before the sale that they’d probably have to let this go in the mid-$30k range, and yet it did more than twice that. #31-1975 FIAT 500R 2-dr sedan. S/N 100 vertible. S/N 54782378. White & black/black pany that held the original chassis jigs and later the rights to the Cobra name. Rebuilt again in early 2000s in France; unused since. Looks fresh and new, with engine-turned finish to underside of fuel tank and big exhausts. French registration. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $578,267. Offered but not sold by Artcurial at Le Mans in July 2012 for an undisclosed high bid (SCM# 212766). The $550k–$675k estimate looked low, so perhaps Artcurial wasn’t hoping for much. Well bought. © Sports Car Market #7-1976 LANCIA STRATOS coupe. S/N 829AR0001735. Red/gray suede. Odo: 18,415 km. Good and shinily restored, appears never to have been rallied (or used much at all, as insides of tailpipes are painted). Front and rear clamshells fit where they touch, as usual. Interior original with slightly grubby carpets #37-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR con- vertible. S/N VC57N198678. Tropical Turquoise/white vinyl/turquoise & white leather. Odo: 34,275 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Beautifully restored to original specs. Excellent paint, chrome and panel gaps. Leather unworn. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $76,045. At RM’s October 2012 London sale, a highly restored ’57 convertible sold for $66k (SCM# 214205), and a ’58 sold at $58k (SCM# 219177). This price looks comparatively spendy, but not for Monaco. #53-1965 SHELBY COBRA 427 road- ster. S/N CSX3153. Red/black leather. Odo: 42,282 miles. 427-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Originally supplied to California in black; color change in 1978, in Belgium some time after that, where it was damaged in an off-road excursion. Rebodied and retrimmed (probably in the ’80s) by Autokraft in the U.K.—the com

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RM Auctions Plymouth, MI RM Auctions — The Inn at St. John’s A 1929 Duesenberg Model J dual-cowl phaeton earned top-sale honors, bringing $682k Company RM Auctions Date July 27, 2013 Location Plymouth, MI Auctioneer Max Girardo Automotive lots sold/offered 72/80 Sales rate 90% Sales total $7,745,450 High sale 1929 Duesenberg Model J dual-cowl phaeton, sold at $682,000 Buyer’s premium One of the cars sold from the Kughn Collection—1941 Cadillac Series 75 sedan, cold at $75,900 Report and photos by Kevin Coakley Market opinions in italics I n spite of the city of Detroit reeling from municipal bankruptcy, it was business as usual for RM Auctions at its annual St. John’s sale. While Detroit continues to crumble under the weight of many decades of mismanagement and corruption, in July, just a few minutes’ drive out of town, things didn’t look quite so bleak. The Inn at St. John’s once again played host Plymouth, MI stock, was rebodied, and the original “race stressed” motor was replaced. Other notable sales included Lot 144, a 1932 Packard Individual Custom Eight Convertible Victoria with Dietrich coachwork. It sold for $374,000. In addition, Lot 104, a beautiful 1938 Ford Deluxe convertible sedan, was a bargain at $33,000. Noted local collectors Richard and Linda Kughn used this opportunity to clean out their garage. They brought several of their cars to be sold here, a few of which were bought at the old RM Meadow Brook sale. Most notable of these was Lot 148, a 1961 Imperial Crown convertible picked up at Meadow Brook in 2010 for $81k (SCM# 166302). Here it blew away the high estimate of $90k, selling to Rob Myers and company, and RM assembled their usual eclectic mix of offerings. The buyers got to peruse at Friday’s preview day and raise their paddles to bid on Saturday. Spirited bidding resulted in RM turning 72 of the 80 lots offered, for a healthy sell rate of 90% and total sales of $7.7m — an increase of nearly $1m over last year’s result. It was standing-room-only as auctioneer Max Girardo worked the room with his usual fervor and charm, in one case enticing both the room and a phone bidder, bringing up the price on a beautiful 1934 Lincoln KB convertible for another $75k from a bid that stalled around $200k. Lot 150, a 1929 Duesenberg Model J dual-cowl phaeton, represented the best money, selling for $682k — significantly under its low estimate of $725k. This particular automobile was Jim Hoe’s chopped-down race car, and it since had its frame extended back to 102 for $148,500 — not a bad return on a three-year investment. Catalog sales can be intimidating to the casual collector, but there are always deals to be had in places like this as well. Here, in addition to the aforementioned 1938 Ford, there were several lots sold under $30k, including Lot 102, a respectable Fleetwood-bodied Cadillac Series 72 Formal sedan that brought $25k, and Lot 109, a very nice Chevrolet FA Master Deluxe sport coupe from the Kughn Collection that sold just under its low estimate at $29,700. Although Mr. Myers has shifted his teams’ Midwest concentration down to Auburn, IN, for the middle market, he’s managed to successfully maintain his presence in the greater Detroit area with this annual catalog sale. And the numbers here continue to be positive, reflecting growth in the Classic market, despite the troubles just up the road in Detroit. ♦ Sales Totals $10m $8m $6m $4m $2m 0 Sports Car Market 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 10%, included in sold prices

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RM Auctions Plymouth, MI ENGLISH #118-1931 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I Imperial cabriolet. S/N S112PR. Lavender & mauve/lavender leather/tan cloth. Beautiful two-tone. Show-quality brightwork. Exceptional engine compartment detailing. Interior features beautiful wood trim with unblemished cloth upholstery. Dual sidemounts and leathercovered removable trunk. Custom body shipped from France and fitted to the frame in SOLD AT $72,500. Reportedly “modified in the style of a period road-racer.” It had a great look, but I think the louvers are a matter of personal taste and may have held it back. Springfield, MA; said to be the “near twin” of William Randolph Hearst’s Duesenberg and similar to the Hibbard & Darrin design. Originally built for Reed Albee. Shown at Pebble Beach 2006. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $126,500. Sold for $95k at The Auction Inc. in Hershey in 2001 (SCM# 22629) and no-saled at $125k at eBay/Kruse Atlantic City in 2002 (SCM# 27141). The car presented beautifully and seemed like a fair deal, square in the middle of the $100k–$150k estimate range. #122-1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100M Le Mans BN2 roadster. S/N BN2L231533. Old English White & black/black leather. Odo: 3,166 miles. Paint looks excellent, as do the freshly rechromed bumpers. Very well-presented engine compartment. Interior fresh with all gauges and instruments rebuilt. Same for engine and drivetrain. Comes with British #166-1985 DAIMLER DS420 limousine. S/N SADWV2346EC200512. Dark blue/blue & gray leather. Odo: 56,521 miles. Nice paint, good gaps, presentable brightwork. Yellowing wide whites. Chrome dress-up kit on grungy small-block Chevy 350. Interior looks decent, wood trim is especially nice. Equipped with electric divider glass, GPS, bar with crystal could use a good detailing; nice wood, though. Equipped with sunroof, a/c and power windows. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $77,000. The high estimate of $50k–$60k reflects the current market for a 280SE coupe in #1 condition— quite a premium paid here for a so-so #3 car. ITALIAN #105-1970 FIAT 500L microcar. S/N decanter set, fold-down LCD screen and aftermarket stereo. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $50,600. One wonders what the story is with the original motor, but the claimed 570-hp replacement ought to move it down the road well enough. On the surface this looks like a really strong result for a non-original Daimler, but for the package it seems like not a bad deal. GERMAN Heritage Trust Certificate and photo documentation of the recent restoration. No reserve. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $96,250. Recently sold at RM’s 2013 Amelia Island sale for the exact same $96,250 (SCM# 222517). Assuming all is well and good, this looked like a very good buy, well under the conservative $110k–$120k estimate. #123-1959 JAGUAR XK 120 M roadster. S/N S676327. Black/red leather. Odo: 42,134 miles. Brilliant black paint; minimal brightwork shows very well. Red-painted wire wheels give the car a nasty look (and by “nasty” I mean “good”). No bumpers. Louvered hood and front fenders. Cond: 3+. NOT 104 #179-1964 BMW 3200 CS coupe. S/N 76409. German Silver/burgundy leather & velour. Odo: 45,138 miles. Body filler evident under chipped and touched-up paint. Rough brightwork with molding falling off left front fender. Alloy wheels showing their age. Engine compartment includes some new hoses and otherwise unremarkable presentation with replacement 2.6-liter V8 from a mid-’50s 502. 110F3001725. Ivory/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 80,730 miles. Driver-quality paint with dent in rear. Brightwork wear commensurate with age. Top is a bit shoddy. Grungy engine compartment. Interior used but not terribly able interior. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $30,800. There aren’t many around, so it gets points for rarity, but those are pretty much wiped away by the incorrect motor and rear axle. Offered at no reserve and didn’t make half the low estimate; this seemed like a strong result for a mutt of a car. Too much for what it is and way too much money to try and make it right. #168-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE coupe. S/N 11102612000001. Red/biscuit leather. Odo: 16,319 miles. Paint looks fresh and well done. Exterior brightwork is worn thin and shows scratches. Glass shows some scratches. Grungy engine compartment with evidence of leaking master cylinder. Interior worn. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $15,400. Brought by Automobile Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Jean Jennings, who drove it up on stage, this car was clearly used and enjoyed. Offered with no reserve and selling over the $15k high estimate, it still looked like a fair deal both ways. AMERICAN #108-1928 FORD MODEL A roadster Modified Ford eight-inch rear axle; service- pickup. S/N A444386. Green & black/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 6 miles. Show-quality paint. Minimal brightwork looks exceptional. Excellent engine compartment detail. An all- Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Plymouth, MI around beautiful truck. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $26,400. Sold for $21,900 at RM Arizona in 2004, where it was described as an all-steel cab in blue and black with chrome wire Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $187,000. Reportedly had a frame-on restoration in 1998; after 15 years, it’s time to have another go at it, at least a paint job. Bought well enough to do the work and not be upside-down. #104-1938 FORD DELUXE convertible. S/N 184285890. Green/light beige canvas/ brown vinyl. Odo: 39,616 miles. Paint shows some scratching, could stand a buffing. Minor exterior brightwork pitting. Painted artillery wheels wearing wide whitewalls, caps and beauty rings. Canvas top could stand a good claimed over $100k invested to bring it to concours level. Beautiful black paint, spotless wheels in 3- condition (SCM# 32164). Five years later at RM Meadow Brook 2009, it sold for the same price in its current 2- condition (SCM# 142126). Someone took a bath on that one. Another offering from the Kughn Collection with a good result, but still a good buy. #121-1929 PACKARD CUSTOM EIGHT phaeton. S/N 176137. Two-tone khaki/tan canvas/red leather. Two-tone paint in very good shape; chrome shows very well. Decent engine compartment but not showworthy. Interior shows nice patina. Equipped with servo-assist mechanical drum brakes, cleaning. Engine compartment with driverquality detailing, electric cooling fan added. Interior presentable with unrestored dash. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $33,000. Said to have an “older” body-off restoration, this seemed to be holding up well. It would take too much effort to bring it up a notch or two. Offered with no reserve and selling well short of the $40k low estimate, this looked like a very good buy. cowl lamps, dual spotlights, wind wings and dual driving lights. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $129,250. An older restoration of a beautiful car still holding up nicely, with a handsome color combination. The wheel and tire pairing really set it off. Coming in a bit over the $150k high estimate, but a market-correct result. #165-1935 PACKARD TWELVE road- ster. S/N 839215. Medium blue/tan canvas/red leather. Odo: 78,774 miles. Paint shows some variation in shade and cracking. Yellowing wide whites. Decent brightwork with chrome headlight pods. Nice fold-down top. Engine compartment shows well. Interior holding up. #139-1939 FORD DELUXE woodie wagon. S/N 185044477. Washington Blue/brown vinyl/brown vinyl. Odo: 21,386 miles. Paint looks great; woodwork a little rough with some large gaps but still presentable; exterior brightwork looks good. Tidy engine compartment looks like it could use a BEST BUY Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $75,900. Yet another offering from the Kughn Collection. There is a limited market for these old behemoth touring cars. As such, you get a lot of classic, cool car for not a lot of money. Sold at a market-correct price, but I don’t expect significant appreciation in the near future. new fan belt. Interior shows very well with nice wood-graining. Updated with 12V electrical and equipped with Ford script driving lights. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $60,500. Although it seems woodies have cooled a bit, here’s one you could take to Scottsdale or Monterey and turn a profit. Well bought by a wide margin. #134-1941 AMERICAN BANTAM MODEL 65 Riviera convertible. S/N 66359. Black/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 175 miles. Probably the nicest American Bantam on the planet. The previous owners 106 Sports Car Market #175-1952 MERCURY CUSTOM woodie wagon. S/N 52LA33972M. Hillcrest Green/tan & brown vinyl. Odo: 84,576 miles. 255-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Striking paint and woodgraining. Good panel gaps. Clear glass. chrome trim, excellent convertible top with red piping. Everything shows exceptionally well inside and out. No reserve. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $49,500. Shown at Amelia Island 2009 and Glenmoor Gathering 2012. A lot of money for a little car, but still a deal in my estimation. #172-1941 CADILLAC SERIES 75 se- dan. S/N 3341578. Black/tan broadcloth. Odo: 1,856 miles. Black paint on massive body shows very well. Good panel fit all around. Above-average brightwork. Engine compartment in decent condition. Interior in excellent shape with very nice woodwork. Equipped with a/c when new and still “blowing cold.”

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RM Auctions Plymouth, MI Exceptional brightwork. Show-quality engine detailing. Beautiful interior—you can hear the clock ticking when you open the door. With overdrive, AM radio and heater. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $134,750. Offered at no reserve and last recorded sold as part of the Dingman Collection by RM in June of 2012 in 1- condition for $110k (SCM# 201993); prior to that, sold March of 2010 at RM Amelia Island in 2+ condition for $105k (SCM# 159967). Has this one hit the ceiling yet? Hard to say. Well sold, but if you’re looking for one with few or no needs, this is your car. #155-1956 LINCOLN PREMIERE con- vertible. S/N 56WA36062L. Taos Turquoise/ white & green leather. Odo: 1,809 miles. 368ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Excellent paint; brightwork shows very well, although front hood trim is a little loose. Engine bay shows great attention to detail and is spotless. Excellent interior 365-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Some edge chipping on driver’s door. Above-average brightwork. Yellowing wide whites. Engine compartment with full wheelcovers and wide whites. Engine compartment looks good except for some body-color paint that appears to have been brush-applied. Interior looks good. Rubber seals dried out and cracking. From the Kughn Collection. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $44,000. Last recorded sold here at RM St. John’s 2011 for $61k, which we called “market-correct” (SCM# 183016). Not a great result for the seller today, but a great deal for the buyer. #164-1959 FORD GALAXIE Skyliner shows well; interior a little grungy. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $90,750. It’s done 100 miles since we last recorded its sale at RM Amelia Island 2007 in 3+ condition for $84k (SCM# 44632). Factor in costs for storage and transportation, and this price was probably a break-even proposition. #116-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR con- vertible. S/N VC57S302368. Roman Red & white/red & gray vinyl. Odo: 9,660 miles. 283-ci fuel-injected V8, auto. Formerly part of the BASF Collection, where it was used by the paint manufacturer to demonstrate finishes. Paint well applied and shows well. Nice exterior brightwork. Top looks a bit grungy. leather. Equipped with power seat, T&C radio with power antenna, NOS Lincoln floor mats and dual spotlight/mirrors. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $148,500. Nice ones can be had for less than $100k, but exceptional examples make a pretty significant jump in value. Coming in smack in the middle of the $125k–$165k estimate range, this looks like a market-correct result and a fair deal all around. #117-1956 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE convertible. S/N 15970732. Turquoise & Midnight Blue/dark blue vinyl/two-tone blue vinyl. Odo: 10,267 miles. 276-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Two-tone paint shows very well, as does exterior brightwork. Chrome wire wheels with spinners and wide whites really set off the look. Very nice engine compartment detail. Interior looks great equipped with 16-rpm retractable hard top. S/N H9FW293736. Wedgewood Blue & Colonial White/blue & white vinyl & cloth. Odo: 38,173 miles. 292-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Pretty substantial ding and chip on roof. Brightwork shows well with big stainless steel fender skirts. Wire wheelcovers look like ’70s vintage. Engine compartment shows dried-out hoses and driver-quality detailing. Interior in good shape but needs a cleaning. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $38,500. Out of the Kughn Collection and last recorded sold at RM’s 2010 Meadow Brook sale at $37k, which we called “right on the money” (SCM# 166133). Not a lot has changed with the car or the market for them in three years. Still looks like a good buy. #180-1960 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL Driver-quality engine detail. Interior is grungy and shows some excessive wear. With power steering and brakes, plus under-dash tissue dispenser. No reserve. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $74,250. I rated this car a 3+, but it wouldn’t take much to bring it up a notch. Market-correct result for current presentation, and a little elbow grease could net a great return in the future. #110-1957 PACKARD CLIPPER Country Sedan wagon. S/N 57L5701. Ivory & gold/gold cloth & vinyl. Odo: 25,492 miles. 289-ci supercharged V8, auto. Paint shows a chip in left front fender. Exterior trim shows some installation kinks. Riding on steel wheels under-dash record player. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $90,750. Offered by the second owner, who knew the car from the age of 14 and completed the restoration, only changing the wheels from the original configuration. This car was really presented well, and the result is a direct reflection of the consignor’s effort. Very well sold, a hair over the $90k high estimate. #162-1957 CADILLAC SERIES 62 con- vertible. S/N 5762097498. Alpine White/ black & white leather. Odo: 65,800 miles. 108 there are some loose trim bits and a custom console with TV screen, which I assume is for a backup camera. One of 2,044 convertibles produced in 1960. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $66,000. Its styling is an acquired taste, but I must admit I’m coming around on them. Good ones are appreciating, average and below are going in the opposite direction. I put this squarely in the middle with a market-correct sale result. © Sports Car Market MARK V convertible. S/N 0Y85H419072. Presidential Black/black cloth/Butternut leather. Odo: 81,101 miles. 430-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Beautiful black paint with some touchups visible. Chrome wearing thin on front bumper, otherwise presentable exterior trim. Nice cloth top and clean glass. Engine compartment shows well. Nice interior, although

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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN Worldwide Auctioneers — 2013 Auburn Auction It isn’t often that you can buy a car in the plant where it was made 83 years earlier, but you could here Company Worldwide Auctioneers Date August 31, 2013 Location Auburn, IN Auctioneer Rod Egan Automotive lots sold/offered 67/81 Sales rate 83% Sales total $4,119,615 High sale 1933 Auburn Twelve convertible sedan, sold at $275,000 Buyer’s premium Worldwide Auctioneers’ 2013 Auburn, IN, sale took place inside the National Auto and Truck Museum of the U.S. Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics N ow in its sixth edition, Worldwide Auctioneers seems to have dialed in their hometown auction in Auburn, IN. Held concurrently with the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg festival over Labor Day weekend, it has an excellent location in town, inside the National Auto and Truck Museum of the U.S. Worldwide’s auction was also up against the Auctions America sale on the edge of town — an event that is full of celebrity appearances, live TV coverage, and over a thousand cars ranging from projects to perfection. Comparatively, Worldwide conducts a more formal event for select vehicles, but akin to Scottsdale in January and Monterey weeks earlier, the two venues tend to feed off each other and are both greater for the sum of their efforts. For this event, Worldwide pared down their offer- ings to an exclusive catalog auction of 80 vehicles on Saturday evening, along with two post-catalog noreserve offerings. Essentially, this was the same as last year’s event, except there wasn’t a separate Friday night auction of only Ford vehicles. With the first lot being their traditional fundraiser sale of a locally made quilt to benefit local charities, the 81 vehicles offered were all sold where they sat, as the museum isn’t large enough to allow a rolling auction. 110 Auburn, IN Just like last year, a V12 Auburn was the featured car on the cover of the catalog. This year, it was a Limousine Co. of Kalamazoo-bodied 1933. And just like last year, it proved to be the top seller, achieving $275,000. This was a good overall indicator of this year’s event, as that car brought $198,000 less than the 1934 Twelve from last year. Also down by a similar ratio were the overall sales, which had dropped by over $1.1m from last year. However, with 43 fewer consignments this time around, that’s easily within the range of being commensurate. The sell-through rate was up, with 11% more cars selling, helped along by a few post-block deals that were put together in short order. Worldwide, like several other mainline auction companies, has sensed that tractors have come into their own in the market, so here, the initial 15 lots were a no-reserve group of farm tractors. Being in myriad conditions, they generally sold well. The cars (and one fire truck) were all higher-quality lots, Sales Totals which generally sold for respectable prices. It isn’t often that you have a chance to buy a car in the plant where it was made 83 years earlier, but that’s what Worldwide offered this year. For the first time since conducting the auction in the Cord building, this year they had not just one but two Cord L-29s consigned. While a well-restored convertible sedan failed to sell at $145k, a rough 1930 that was converted into a roadster some time back in the early post-war era found a new home for $67,100. Nuances like this make this Worldwide auction a unique event, and I’m looking forward to what’s in store here next year. ♦ $15m $12m $9m $6m $3m 0 Sports Car Market 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 10%, included in sold prices

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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN ENGLISH #58-1947 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH convertible. S/N WVA63. Black/ black cloth/biscuit leather. RHD. Odo: 953 miles. Special-order build for a Swiss doctor. Restored approximately a decade ago. Good repaint, but not spectacular. Most brightwork rather muted, with some brilliantly replated pieces. Light dings in most hubcaps. Generally tidy under the hood. Expertly refinished wood electric fan, CD stereo in dash and economygrade radial tires. High-quality repaint with overspray on most chassis components. Re- and reupholstered leather inside, with the latter showing light wrinkling on the seat bottoms. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $264,000. Last sold for $165k at RM’s January 2011 Phoenix sale (SCM# 170711). While this Roller did have four pages devoted to it in the catalog, there were at most four sentences specific to the car; the rest was fluff and Rolls corporate history. Still, the car was good enough to knock out the second-highest sale of the event. #45-1956 JAGUAR XK 140 MC road- ster. S/N S811714DN. Red/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 7,546 miles. Factory-optional electric overdrive. Stated to be a bare-body restoration on an Arizona-sourced car. Upon completion, competed in the Copperstate 1000 and California Mille. As such, undercarriage shows moderate use. Topside, the repaint presents well; some polishing swirls. Door fit is no better or worse than original. Upgraded with a placement top. Blue dots cut and mounted into taillights. Good interior upholstery work for the most part; seats starting to show light wear. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $20,350. This very nice driver sold well enough. But what gives with the overspray on the muffler, tailpipe, leaf springs and fuel tank on a “frame-off” restoration? #28-1972 JAGUAR XKE Series III con- vertible. S/N UC1S20905BW. White/black vinyl soft top/black hard top/navy blue leather. Odo: 6,361 miles. Miles claimed actual since new. Paint touch-up done at last major service in 1990, at 4,823 miles. Said paint touch-up is better than original and not difficult to find. Chrome is starting to lose its brilliance, matching rest of the car. Typical sagging head-rests from decayed padding and light wear on seat Petronix ignition system, larger radiator and electric cooling fan; otherwise presents well and generally stock. Well-fitted interior soft trim showing light wear. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $100,000. No sale across the block at $95k, but a deal came together by the end of the evening. Seems a tad high, but if it’s been fleshed out in those two road events, then it should prove to serve the new owner well for more in the future. If the new owner’s happy with it, that’s the most important thing. #20-1957 MGA 1500 roadster. S/N HDT4333405. Alamo Beige/black cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 63 miles. Frame-off restoration three years and 63 miles ago. Updated with 112 bottoms give a touch of old-world patina. Original mufflers are about ready to bust out from internal rusting. Tidied up, mostly original engine bay. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $61,600. If you have to have a Series III E-type, ’72 would be one of the better years to get, due to minimal smog gear and the final year of small bumpers. Any miles you put on it will mean money lost, but keeping this one’s a/c and automatic functional with minimal use may pose a challenge. No upside here, unless you plan on keeping it for 40 years like the consignor did. GERMAN #54-1960 PORSCHE 356B roadster. S/N 88222. Red/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 79,005 miles. 1960 production, but titled as a 1961. Has a few years on a high-quality restoration, with repaint in the original Ruby Red. Good but not perfect door and panel fit. Bone-stock show-quality engine bay. High-quality leather upholstery workmanship shows no appreciable wear. Period aftermarket wood steering wheel Sports Car Market

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Fresh Meat by Chad Tyson Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN Online sales of contemporary cars 2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost Date sold: 10/03/2013 eBay auction ID: 400581027597 Seller’s eBay ID: globalluxuryimportsllc Sale type: Used car with 24,554 miles VIN: SCA664S53CUX50912 Details: Cornish White over Moccasin leather; 6.6-liter turbocharged V12 rated at 563 hp, 8-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $197,700, Best Offer, sf 141 MSRP: $250,000 (base) Other current offering: Desert European Motorcars in Rancho Mirage, CA, asking $235,000 for a 2012 Gunmetal over Seashell leather Ghost with 3,000 miles. 2013 Nissan GT-R Black Edition and cocoa floor mats. Fitted with aftermarket alloy knockoff-style wheels, but also includes all of the original steelies. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $182,600. Built toward the end of production of the removable windshield. Even with several aftermarket tweaks, this still sold rather well. Especially since the consignor’s reserve was easily met at $165k. #42-1961 PORSCHE 356B sunroof coupe. S/N 113267. Heron Gray/blue leather. Odo: 17,219 miles. Concise restoration completed within past year. Expert bare-body prep and repaint with a correct stock sheen. Same for the rechroming. Excellent panel fit and door gaps. Tidy and correctly detailed original motor for the most port. Chrome wheels shod with older Michelin radials. Fully reuphol- forward edge of passenger’s door. Good door and panel fit. High-quality interior upholstery work, done in a stock manner. Optional wood steering wheel and Blaupunkt radio. Tidy, generally stock engine bay just shy of show-quality. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $77,000. Well, this directly contradicts my theory that nobody fakes a green car. That’s why I always doublecheck if possible—and so should you. Not sold across the block at $75k, but listed sold in results. Sale price fair to both buyer and seller, but only in today’s wild market. If things slow down, this will be hard to duplicate. #46-1968 PORSCHE 912 SWT convert- ible. S/N 12870236. White/black fiberglass/ black woven vinyl. Odo: 99,844 miles. Layered repaint 20 years ago with lifting around windshield and heavier masking lines at door tops. Good original weatherseals show some light aging and dry rot. Slightly dulling original chrome. Aftermarket grille badges added. Decent panel fit, some gaps consistent. Fitted Date sold: 10/05/2013 eBay auction ID: 300981598117 Seller’s eBay ID: millernissan2013 Sale type: New car with 995 miles VIN: JN1AR5EF2DM261166 Details: Black over black leather with red inserts; 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6 rated at 545 hp, 6-sp auto-shift, AWD Sale result: $87,995, Buy It Now, sf 0 MSRP: $107,605 (as equipped) Other current offering: Ferrari Maserati of Fort Lauderdale, FL, offering a white 2013 GT-R Black Edition with 3,875 miles for $109,900. 2013 Audi A7 Quattro Prestige stered interior. Optional power sunroof, clock and Blaupunkt radio. Period-accessory luggage rack. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $91,300. Sunroof cars are harder to find today than the convertible variants, since they tended to be used more in multi-seasonal areas—think northern winters with road salt. Huge money for an early B in the unloved T-5 coupe body style (1960–61), but the rare colors and desirable sunroof option made the difference. Well sold. Date sold: 10/05/2013 eBay auction ID: 221291536389 Seller’s eBay ID: platinummotorcarsdetroit Sale type: Used car with 14,052 miles VIN: WAU2GAFCXDN049806 Details: Ice Silver Metallic over black leather; 3.0-liter supercharged V6 rated at , 8-sp auto, AWD Sale result: $60,995, Best Offer, sf 59 MSRP: $88,120 (as equipped) Other current offering: Larsen Mercedes-Benz asking $64,446 for a 2013 A7 Quattro Prestige in Ice Silver Metallic over black leather. ♦ #36-1966 PORSCHE 911 coupe. S/N 305518. Irish Green/tan leather. Odo: 78,225 miles. Per Certificate of Authenticity, built new on August 22, 1966, as a 1967 car; titled as a 1966. Originally Light Ivory with black leatherette and Pepita cloth inserts. High-quality bare-body repaint almost comes off as original. Light rust bubbles forming at lower with Fuchs wheels shod with older radials. Good original interior soft trim, with light wear. Period, aftermarket wood steering wheel; stock wheel included. Modern stereo in dash, aftermarket speakers cut into door panels are missing their grilles. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $44,000. The early zippered soft-windowTarga is why this doubled what an early 912 should otherwise sell for. And this wasn’t a concours lawn ornament, either; it’s a Cars and Coffee cruiser. The consignor should be pleased. ITALIAN #67-1961 MASERATI 3500 GT coupe. S/N AM1011082. White/black leather. Odo: 11,509 km. European-market car sold new in Italy, privately imported to U.S. in late ’60s. Sporadic restoration done over a decade or so, completed in early ’90s. Presentable repaint starting to show some light dulling. Serviceable original brightwork. Acceptable gaps. Lesser-quality upholstery work, but minimal wear. DIN-mount sound system cut into dashboard, along with a few aftermarket switches. 114 Sports Car Market

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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN Generally clean engine bay. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $181,500. It doesn’t seem all that long ago when this would’ve been $35k on its best day. The reserve was easily surpassed here at $135k, making this a good payday for the consignor for today. But it may look like a bargain by this time next year. AMERICAN #17-1918 PIERCE-ARROW MODEL 48 opera coupe. S/N 515435. Gold leaf & polished aluminum/black leather. RHD. Odo: 31,168 miles. Gold leaf applied several decades after build. Even at a distance, it’s easy to discern where the different sheets of gold leaf were applied and overlap. As such, the aluminum shows better than the gold. Recently polished silver plating on several inte- #21-1937 GRAHAM SERIES 116 supercharged sedan. S/N 1987559. Gunmetal/gray broadcloth. Odo: 1,773 miles. Restored in recent years to concours condition, although does show some light use. High-quality body prep and repaint, with spot-on panel gaps. All chrome is replated. Only interior component not restored is the steering wheel, which has a few light cracks and moderate wear. Authentic patterns for the seats and door panels. Show- rior fittings getting thin in a few spots. Could well be the original leather interior, all of which is starting to develop some light-tomoderate cracking. Engine fittings also got the gold-and-silver plating. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $143,000. Seen in our database at RM’s 2012 Arizona event, then a no-sale at $150k (SCM# 192692). We called it “difficult to value” then, but this price would seem to confirm the previous offer as about market-correct. #40-1933 AUBURN 12-161A convertible sedan. S/N 12161A21874. Two-tone blue/ black cloth/light gray leather. Odo: 27,107 miles. ACD Club Category I certified postrestoration in early 1990s. Multiple CCCA and ACD club show awards since. Superb repaint is still resplendent. While front bumper is in excellent condition, some forward-facing chrome is showing road abrasions or light pit- quality engine bay. Modern radial tires. Dealer-installed radio and clock. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $66,000. With 21 more horsepower and two cylinders less than a Ford V8 from this year, it is remarkable as a lower-midpriced car with a standard supercharger. Even with the quality of the restoration, I was a bit surprised when the bidding went over $50k. Heavy money for a four-door, but it’s an Art Deco period piece that couldn’t be redone much cheaper. #53-1940 CADILLAC SERIES 62 4-dr convertible. S/N 8325031. Maroon/tan cloth/ maroon leather. Odo: 29,174 miles. Older masked-off repaint with less-than-expert prep. Paint shows plenty of polishing scratches (and a few deeper scratches) and is taking on a muted luster. Piecemeal replating of trim over the years, but all looks presentable. Crusty ting. Tidy engine bay and undercarriage. Minimal wrinkling on unworn seating surfaces. Equipped with Dual Ratio rear axle, Free Wheeling and dual sidemount spares. Periodaccessory pivoting driving light. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $275,000. Last seen in our database when it was down the road at the Kruse Fall Auburn auction in 2003, selling for $106k (SCM# 36289). Today, it was the top sale, and proof that if well kept, you can’t lose on a topshelf Full Classic. December 2013 seals. Topical underhood cleanup. Moderate patina on seats. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $49,500. The Series 62 was the smallest Caddy in 1940 available as a convertible sedan—and it was the most expensive Series 62 at $2,195. This example was also comparatively expensive for the condition 73 years later, but as one of the spiffiest Cadillacs of the era, what a way to go. #18-1940 PACKARD 160 Model 1803 convertible. S/N N228765. Black/tan cloth/ gray leather. Odo: 1,590 miles. Concoursquality restoration completed in 2002. Deep violet tint visible depending on light. All chrome redone. Good door and panel gaps, including butterfly hood. Aromatic newer leather interior, incorrectly including most of the door panels. Tidy under the hood, but 115

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Glovebox Notes 2013 Cadillac XTS AWD Platinum sedan Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM garage. HHHHH is best. For our 1,400-mile drive from SCM HQ in Portland to Monterey, CA and back this August, Cadillac was kind enough to provide us with a 2013 XTS. showing some noticeable chassis wear from limited use. Equipped with optional overdrive, dual covered sidemounts, Goddess hood ornament, grille guards, clock, heater and deluxe radio. Period-accessory Pilot Ray driving was a no-sale at $70k, but final results show that it sold. #35-1954 KAISER-DARRIN roadster. S/N 161001253. Red/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 56,605 miles. 161-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Repainted in more of a Resale Red than period Red Sail. Doors fit and function as well as any other Darrin. Light paint lifting around dash fittings. Light interior soiling. Hood closed, unable to inspect. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $90,000. Having seen a number of better re- Price as tested: $64,695 Equipment: 304-hp, 3.6-liter SIDI DOHC VVT V6; 6-sp automatic EPA mileage: 17/26, 20 combined Likes: IIIHS 2013 Top Safety Pick and five-star ratings in every category except rollover, in which the car received four stars. Always get a Cadillac with Magnetic Ride Control. Easy to do here, as it comes standard on the XTS. The Cadillac User Experience (CUE) infotainment system is simple to figure out — think iPad easy. A configurable digital gauge cluster, heads-up display, 14-speaker surround sound, driver-awareness package, and plenty of other electronic goodies will keep you occupied in a traffic jam. On our trip, the cruise control stood out the most. Rather than setting the speed you want to run, you set your maximum speed and let the computer take care of the rest. This allowed the car to brake automatically as it approached cars and matched their speed. Dislikes: The side-scrolling radio station menu at the bottom of the CUE touchscreen doesn’t respond to touch every time, whether scrolling or selecting a station. The sharp, knife-edge styling from the past decade gives way to softer lines in this car. It’s more bland — except for the massive, blingy grille. The lane departure warning was annoying at times, but I understand its purpose. Fun to drive: HHH ½ Fun to look at: HHH ½ Overall experience: HHH ½ Verdict: It feels like the primary thought behind the car was not to create a joyous driving experience, but to make driving tolerable. That’s helpful for daily commutes in big-city traffic and the occasional spirited jaunt through twisty and hilly roads, and it was a huge bonus on our 734-mile run to Monterey. The newest Caddy takes muddled aim at Audi’s A6 and the E350 Mercedes-Benz. The XTS is bigger than both German sedans inside and out. It makes more power. It costs more, too. Comparable German cars cost up to $10k less. But that shouldn’t stop you from testing an XTS when looking for a luxury sedan, as it could be just the thing to make life a little more comfortable. — Chad Tyson and Brian Baker 116 wrinkling developing on the Haartz top and reupholstered seats. Tidy engine bay and undercarriage are a notch off concours quality. Optional power windows, accessory driving lights. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $76,000. A very pleasing and authentic restoration, and thankfully not in “Rain Man Yellow,” in which most get restored. When presented on the block, it dashpad and top with roll-up sides. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $28,600. Jeep (or rather, Willys, since it was still Kaiser Willys at this point) had a history of using the names of vacation destinations for some of their more specialized trim packages since the early 1950s. This price seems a bit steep, especially considering the deviations from stock, but with vintage SUVs continuing to do well, it’s not all that surprising. © CAR COLLECTOR AMERICAN ™ AmericanCarCollector.com/subscribe Sports Car Market SUBSCRIBE TO ACC 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 lights. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $86,900. Somewhat strong sale, but some argue that ’40 was the best year for Packards: the last year of stand-alone headlights (rather than integrated into the front fenders), first year of the modernized 356-ci nine-main-bearing engine, and even the first year for a/c as an option. Throw in optional overdrive (improved over the first year it was offered in ’39) and you have the makings of a wonderful CCCA tour car—since a 160 is a Full Classic. #50-1949 BUICK ROADMASTER con- vertible. S/N 55448217. Gray/black cloth/ maroon leather. Odo: 779 miles. 320-ci I8, 2-bbl, auto. Restored circa 2000, when it was owned by collector Richard Kughn of Detroit. Very authentic sheen on the better-than-Buick bare-body repaint. All plating redone to a stock sheen also. All stainless trim has been restored. Excellent door and panel gaps. All new rubber seals and fender welting. Light stored Darrins at Monterey a month earlier, perhaps I was a bit biased against this one. Actually, any of these—including this example—are better when restored than a slappedtogether anemic original. Then again, the first thing I think of when I see one is “fancy plastic Jeep.” Originally a no-sale at $75k, it was a post-block sale in Worldwide’s published results. (See profile on p. 58.) #76-1967 JEEP COMMANDO Cape Cod Edition utility. S/N 87050161 3655. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 80,419 miles. 255-ci V6, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Modern aftermarket a/c. Recent body-off-frame repaint, no better or worse than original. Flag mural on tailgate fills center panel. Replated bumpers; Unity driving lights up front. Original V6 heavily modified. 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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report Highlights from Silver in Shelton, WA; US Auctioneers in Friesland, WI; and Auctions America in Burbank, CA Little Creek Auction AUSTRIAN #470-1939 STEYR 220 cabriolet. S/N CC3479S. Red/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 32,257 km. Recent red repaint to driver standard. Color cannot possibly be correct. Fleshcolored wheels also of questionable correctness/taste. Push-out windshield. Lovely trim detail befitting much fancier car. Trafficator-style signals. Top somewhat rumpled, with some soiling. Very cool hinged metal arms rest on windows and function as seals when top is 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-door hard top, sold at $27,756 Company: Silver Location: Shelton, WA Date: August 3, 2013 Auctioneer: Mitch Silver Automotive lots sold/offered: 33/66 Del De Young Estate Auction Sales rate: 50% Sales total: $384,642 High sale: 1946 Ford Deluxe convertible, sold at $38,880 Buyer’s premium: 8%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Jack Tockston Auctions America up. Interior very nice; front buckets with lawnchair-type seat backs. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $60,500. Looks like a shrunken version of a contemporary Mercedes 290, although not as ornate or well-proportioned. While top and interior were tasteful, paint was garish and made the car look cartoonish. A more dignified combo would be quite flattering. Despite travesties, reserve came off at $20k, and the bidding kept going apace. An Austrian collector in the room would not be denied and ultimately prevailed at twice the high estimate. Very well sold. Auctions America, Burbank, CA, 08/13. ENGLISH #781-1952 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N 672337. Light blue/black canvas/dark blue leather. Odo: 5,513 miles. Restored since 2008 in Pastel Blue, reportedly to look like the first XK 120 imported to the U.S. Originally purchased from Max Hoffman in New York. Paint very well done; even distribution of metal flakes over complex curves impressive. Chrome good; some pitting and crack in grille. Leather sup- BEST BUY 1929 Mack AC 3-ton stakebed truck, sold at $53,550 Company: US Auctioneers Location: Friesland, WI Date: July 25, 2013 Auctioneer: William Nelson Automotive lots sold/offered: 108/108 Sales rate: 100% Sales total: $1,189,913 High sale: 1929 Mack AC truck, sold at $53,550 Buyer’s premium: 5%, included in sold prices Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson 118 1952 Cunningham C3 coupe, sold at $407,000 Company: Auctions America Location: Burbank, CA Date: August 1–3, 2013 Auctioneers: Brent Earlywine, Mike Shackleton Automotive lots sold/offered: 326/403 Sales rate: 81% Sales total: $17,261,985 High sale: 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 roadster, sold at $825,000 Buyer’s premium: 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Michael Leven ple and unmarked. Items new since 2008 include paint, leather, carpets, ignition system, generator, voltage regulator, transmission mounts and seals. Rebuilt radiator, SUs, water pump. Accompanied by a Heritage Certificate. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $78,100. A lovely two- Sports Car Market

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Roundup owner car, well restored, matching-numbers throughout, tons of receipts confirming all work, and a most reasonable reserve of $70k. What’s not to like? And consignor stood by all weekend to answer questions. Not sure why this car fared so poorly; early XKs in this condition can pull six figures. Bidding may have been subdued because you can always find one of these for sale, and the right two people were not in the room. Wish I’d had a paddle. Very well bought. Auctions America, Burbank, CA, 08/13. #427-1972 LOTUS ELAN Sprint con- vertible. S/N 0232K. Silver/black cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 75,178 miles. Gaps variable; both doors way out at upper leading edges. Passenger’s door very sticky. Trim all pitted—some badly. Paint to driver quality. Holes where mirror was and bubbling on hood. Windshield scratched. Interior needs some work: split seams, rear carpet detached and threadbare. Wood wheel and dash very good but with crack over steering column. Hood release bro- U.K. in 1970 unknown. Brought to U.S. in 1988 and vintage raced; bodywork maintained accordingly. Most Jaeger gauges still in metric/French; one in English. Interior sparse but tidy. Engine compartment looks as if car just came off the track. As produced, these cars were heavy and slow, so after 1957 some were equipped with BMW V8s—like this one, some time before coming to U.K. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $140,000. A T14 with the twin-cam 120-hp 4-cyl sold for $210k at Bonhams’ Paris sale in February 2012 (SCM# 192704). That car was nicely restored and was specially modified for Le Mans-winner Louis Rosier as a factory demonstrator. As this one is a mutt with no notable known history, in race condition (but maybe not race-ready), I’ve got to say the high bid was not light by much. Auctions America, Burbank, CA, 08/13. GERMAN #521-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL ken; unable to view engine. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $27,500. The late Sprint versions of the Elan were real pocket rockets. The twin-cam motor and legendary Lotus “lightness” give this car a power-to-weight ratio on par with most period 911s, which is mighty impressive. Buyer was a dealer who had plans to market this car in the U.K., where pricing may be a little stronger. Price paid left room to fix this car’s issues and realize the added value and some profit, but as-is looked a bit strong. Well bought and sold. Auctions America, Burbank, CA, 08/13. FRENCH #796-1956 TALBOT-LAGO T14 LS coupe. S/N 140019. French Blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 34,613 km. One of 54 built, believed one of seven or eight built to “Sport Special” spec with aluminum doors, hood and trunk. History before coming to Roadster. S/N 1980427500512A. Maroon/ maroon hard top/tan cloth soft top/maroon leather. Odo: 87,610 miles. Car needs everything and nothing. Bumpers pitted; rusted at overriders. Other brightwork dull or pitted; headlight bezels discolored and polished through. Paint dull beyond normal single-stage sheen: full of pits, pock marks, orange peel. Headliner in hard top soiled, soft top rumpled and soiled. Big chunk of windshield rubber missing. Leather just beyond “patina” and needs cleaning. Gauges dull, trim pitted, star in steering wheel crazed. Originally green, factory; subdued color combination very handsome. Some gouging and scuffing on middle doors. Good panel alignment. Fold-out windshield; wood roof rack. Headliner coming apart in spots; locked doors prohibited close inspection of interior. First year for 12V electricals. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $96,250. The microbus rage continues. Count me among those who just don’t get it. Still, I was only a bit surprised with this result. Sold just under the high estimate of $100k, I thought it would go closer to the low estimate of $80k due to the fading restoration. I still can only call this bus slightly well sold, a bit over market. For less money, one could have bought an excellent XK 120 (Lot 781, $78k), a well-restored KaiserDarrin (797, $95k) or the ‘62 Big-Brake Fuelie Corvette (808, $98k). Auctions America, Burbank, CA, 08/13. #501-1974 BMW 2002 tii Alpina Touring hatchback. S/N 3430546. Inca Orange/black vinyl & terrycloth. Odo: 21,869 km. Originally a European car. Alpina kit added after original purchase. Paint very well applied except for questionable work on driver’s rear roof. Right rear vent trim missing. Hella lights and huge Cibie driving lights mounted on bumper. Turbine wheels. Useful but incorrect Scheel front seats in black terrycloth with current all-burgundy livery understated and classy. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $808,500. Ex-Robert Stack; received as gift from Desi Arnaz, his producer on “The Untouchables,” for which they both won Emmys. After seeing countless SLs dressed for the show field, it was nice to see such an unpretentious example. Big money for condition, but given the value trajectory of this blue-chipper, new owner has options. I’d keep it as-is, but on the other hand, a full redo will have paid for itself by the time it’s done, so it’s a win-win purchase. The celebrity history is cool and free. Auctions America, Burbank, CA, 08/13. #793-1967 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER 21-window Samba bus. S/N 257062987. Seafoam & cream/tan canvas/tan cloth & seafoam vinyl. Odo: 8,208 miles. Looks like a very well-done older restoration. Some trim starting to pit; light surface rust at exterior door/window hinges. Paint far better than 120 large orange stripe down the middle. Crossbracing under hood; long injection runners on intakes. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $41,800. Last sold for $40k at Russo and Steele Monterey 2012 (SCM# 212866). Production for tii Tourings is estimated just under 5,800, so they’re not especially rare. Not common in U.S., however. The illusion of rarity may be why this car has now sold twice since 2011 for $10k–$15k more than a nicely kept standard tii. The catalog mentions only “minor mechanical upgrades” as part of the Alpina kit, so I don’t Sports Car Market

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Roundup think that accounts for the premium. Perhaps this car was well bought, but lack of documentation causes me to say well sold. Again. Auctions America, Burbank, CA, 08/13. #151-1989 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL convertible. S/N WDBBA48DIKA096995. Gray metallic/gray hard top/chocolate soft top//tan leather. Odo: 87,002 miles. Very good factory paint, barely noticeable shadow left from removed longitudinal tape stripes. Excellent glass, minor dings in brightwork, later-model chromed alloys, BEST BUY did the condition. But Daytona prices have languished for so long that they have become highly undervalued, and at the rate Ferrari prices are moving now, even this so-so example may be flipped at a profit in short order. Well sold today, well bought by Scottsdale ’14. Auctions America, Burbank, CA, 08/13. AMERICAN #14-1929 MACK AC 3-ton stakebed truck. S/N 10312242. Green & yellow/black vinyl. No title. Restored in past decade. Now with modern wood beer-delivery body. Allnew reproduction brass ID tags and dataplates. Excellent repaint. Modern bulldog hood ornaments fitted to gas headlight stanchions; passenger’s side lamp missing lens. Good-quality re-covered seat. Moderate finish wear on wood steering wheel rim, along with similar paint wear on pedals. Tidy and clean under the hood. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $53,550. The Re- newer tires. Interior hardly shows use. Engine stock and superficially cleaned. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $13,068. SLs are a staple of collector-car auctions around the world. This was an honest example with low original miles in conservative colors. Buyer took home one of the bargains of the auction, and I remain amazed seller let it go at this price.Silver Auctions, Shelton, WA, 08/13. ITALIAN #784-1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe. S/N 14019. Rosso Corsa/black & red leather. Odo: 2,507 miles. Panel fit dodgy: trunk gaps slightly wide, headlight covers not aligned, driver’s door out at bottom rear. Respray to driver standard over casual prep. Runs and scratches visible. Front bumper chrome cracked, pitted; rears scratched. Windshield trim badly marked. Rear window vents repainted over poor prep. NART emblem on rear fascia. Rear reflectors degraded. Borranis nault-style hood with radiator built into the firewall was also used by several other truck builders in the budding years of the trucking industry. It seems that at loading docks, jealous operators of teams of horses would “accidentally” back their wagons into the front of these newfangled trucks which were taking work away from them; hence, the preference for this style of truck. I figured that this would be the top seller here at around $50k to $100k, which proved generally correct, factoring in the lack of a title. US Auctioneers, Friesland, WI, 07/13. #8-1935 DIAMOND T 211A stakebed truck. S/N 376597R. Eng. # 376597R. Beige & butterscotch/brown cloth. Odo: 83,551 miles. 228-ci I6, 1-bbl, 4-sp. Titled off engine number; S/N tag replaced with reproduction export tag. Good door fit, considering it’s a 78-year-old wood-framed cab. Excellent older repaint with scuffed-up painted front bumper. Twin windshields don’t fit evenly, with cracks decent with some nicks; desperately dirty, though. Interior sound but needs detailing; engine bay, too. Tidy underneath. Catalog mentions a “recoded engine.” Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $401,500. Daytonas are now breaking through the $400k barrier on a regular basis, even though the hammer price of this one actually did not. Somewhat murky early configuration and the “recoded engine” may have hurt the bidding here a bit. So, too, 122 in driver’s pane. Newer tires; three hubcaps missing. Older modern bed wood with peeling varnish. Seats redone in modern cloth with stitched logo. Poorly redone headliner in the same cloth. Mix of original and modern Stuart Warner gauges. Older engine repaint. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $11,025. If you think a 1930s Diamond T dashboard resembles a 1932–34 Packard, you’re right. During this time, both companies used the same gauges, and the Diamond T’s dashboard styling is all but a knockoff copy of Packard’s. This was one of the details that earned Diamond T the nickname of “the Cadillac of Trucks.” If you had room to park this one, well bought. US Auctioneers, Friesland, WI, 07/13. #467-1936 PACKARD TWELVE convertible sedan. S/N 973227. Maroon/tan cloth/cream vinyl. Odo: 23,483 miles. Paint once to a high standard; now with bubbles, cracks throughout. All chrome pitted; top still taut and clean. Vinyl (?!) interior serviceable; just don’t tell your friends. Wood-grain dash paint very good; gauges clear but not crisp. Gas pedal missing; rear partition window cocked, out of tracks. Pre-1936 engine— should be 473 ci—looks tired; paint bubbling/ peeling. Strong smell of stale gas. Said to be running on less than a dozen cylinders, pos- sibly fewer than 10. Sold at no reserve from the Jim Carr Collection. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $140,250. Surprisingly, comparables are not hard to find; a number of pre- and post-recession sales (save one outlier at Gooding Scottsdale 2012 at $451k) indicate that $200k–$250k should secure a very respectable example. This sinkhole would have been properly bought at the low estimate (or lower) given that it needed and deserved everything, a six-figure proposition. Engine work alone might cost over $40,000, and you’d still have the wrong lump in it. Maybe I’m missing something, but this looked extremely well sold. For now... Auctions America, Burbank, CA, 08/13. #3-1940 INTERNATIONAL D-2 pickup. S/N D281532. Forest Green/black vinyl. Odo: 77,213 miles. 213-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Older repaint with weak body prep. Heavier scratch across driver’s door and rear cab corner. Older front-bumper replate (pretty much the only chrome on the outside). Original stainless. Heavier delamination along edges of windshield. 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Roundup from rattling. Good older seat re-cover. Older engine repaint in incorrect glossy gray. Dealeraccessory side marker lights and heater with windshield defroster. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $16,800. 1940 was the last year of the heavily Art Deco-styled D-series pickups. This is about what an average restoration has been bringing at auction this year. Thing is, this is a below-average restoration that’s unwinding, so mark this down as continuing the escalation of vintage-truck values. US Auctioneers, Friesland, WI, 07/13. #9-1942 DIAMOND T 806C cabover flatbed truck. S/N 806C0088. Red/brown vinyl. Odo: 95,028 miles. 404-ci I6, 1-bbl, 5-sp. Newer repaint with some orange peel. Newer 11R 22.5 radial tires. Hubcaps have been replated. Modern diamond-plate floor and header panel steel flatbed, fitted with modern lights in the back. Expertly reupholstered exhaust, reinforced with enough welded iron to double as a roll bar. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $27,825. Pre-World War II, International was not far behind Diamond T with its stylish Art Deco trucks. Seems a bit spendy—even to a Cornbinder aficionado like myself—but once again, find one and make it functional. Still, plenty paid for a rusty truck. US Auctioneers, Friesland, WI, 07/13. #20-1949 DIAMOND T 704 coal truck. S/N 7040522. Red/brown vinyl. Odo: 16,751 miles. 404-ci I6, 2-bbl, 5-sp. Titled as a 1950, although it’s 1949 production. Originally a fire truck, hence the twin-ignition Hercules RXLDH motor. Fitted with a period Heil 12-foot dump box with hydraulic scissor lift when restored approximately a decade ago. Trim-off repaint, buffed-out brightwork, newer glass and seals. Fresh tires all around on repainted was astonished when this car sold for 80% over high estimate. With a finished value of plus/minus $500k, and a lot more than $100k between here and there, I hope the new owner is taking the long view. Auctions America, Burbank, CA, 08/13. #43-1953 KENWORTH 825C cabover semi tractor. S/N 62437RB. Red/Parchment vinyl. Odo: 137,985 miles. 743-ci I6, turbocharger, manual. Repowered with a modern turbocharged NTO-6 Cummins engine, with original 9-speed Roadranger behind it. Walking-beam rear suspension with single forwarddrive rear axle with a Neway rear tag axle. All 10 wheels are period Alcoas. Twenty-footer old repaint with weak masking. Equally lackadaisical upholstery redo. Faded, dingy original seat (there’s just one). Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $25,200. This is one of the only vehicles out there with two fill caps on the front: radiator and oil fill, the latter with a comically long dipstick. The selling price is about what it would take to restore it from a dead one found in a field, but you want to be on the starting end of a restoration with title issues—getting it resolved before completion—not after purchasing a completed restoration for this kind of money. US Auctioneers, Friesland, WI, 07/13. #40-1942 INTERNATIONAL KR- 11COE-450 cabover semi tractor. S/N KR11COE504. Green, white & red/black vinyl. Odo: 60,545 miles. 672-ci fuel-injected I6, 5-sp. Assigned Wisconsin VIN of WTL9E72000858. Originally powered by a gasoline 450-ci inline six, repowered with a period HB-600 Cummins diesel ahead of the original 5-speed main transmission. Very little for rust abatement before recent repaint. White beltline paint flaking off at front. Rattle-can silver on front hubcaps. Modern single-stack 124 Budd wheels. Typical light dents and dings on cargo box. Reupholstered seat, newer headliner. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $7,875. Most folks today would see this body and lift and have no clue about its original purpose—delivering coal for home and business heating. Getting a heavy-duty truck close enough to fill a coal bunker in an alley could be quite a chore, so a scissor lift like this would be a godsend. A bit specialized for the general collector market, but still a pretty decent buy. US Auctioneers, Friesland, WI, 07/13. #509-1952 CUNNINGHAM C3 coupe. S/N IND201044. Primer. 331-ci V8, 4x1-bbl, manual. An unfinished shell with engine, gearbox and suspension in place. Bodywork done; slap-hammered with wooden blocks and without filler. Sprayed with primer/sealer on most surfaces. Hemi with four Zeniths in place. Said to be only Cunningham constructed with Borrani wires. Chrome nerf bars instead of proper bumpers. Catalog states that all parts needed for completion are included, except the windshield. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $407,000. I gauges. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $18,900. West of the Rockies in the 1950s, these “bullnose” Kenworths were what every trucker aspired to. Created specifically to deal with Arizona’s “bridge formula” laws on the books at the time, this combination worked well with the myriad regulations in surrounding states as well. If it had the usual supercharged NHS270 that was the hot ticket in the day, rather than this modern Cummins, I think this would crack $20k. US Auctioneers, Friesland, WI, 07/13. #531-1954 EDWARDS AMERICA coupe. S/N EAS102. Dark green/tan vinyl. Odo: 495 miles. 317-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Just emerged from long slumber in basement of nearby museum. Early fiberglass body with expected variable gaps. Both doors way out. Paint loaded with orange peel and countless flaws. Chrome and trim need a hard polish but will clean up. Wood dash nice; interior will improve with TLC. Lincoln engine with Sports Car Market

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Roundup chassis repainted over a decade ago, good enough for a working truck. Gas tank has a coffee-can bottom for a cap. Reupholstered air-ride driver’s seat—the only seat in the cab. #49-1961 WHITE 3000 cabover semi tractor. S/N 620057. Red/dark blue vinyl. Odo: 360,361 miles. 464-ci I6, turbocharger, manual. CT-190 Cummins Diesel with 8-speed Roadranger transmission. Old repaint with heavy orange peel and thick masking. No masking on chassis and powertrain. Rust-out on back of cab. Modern single-stack exhaust. Good original cab interior paint. Original seats torn and wrinkled. Steering wheel is wrapped four carbs looks period cool. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $66,000. Last sold for $50k at RM’S 2000 Monterey sale (SCM# 10274). Sterling Edwards built a few cars in South San Francisco on the premise that Americans could build a sports car as well as Europeans. These cars were actually constructed by the late, great Phil Remington, so they would have been masterfully built. Unfortunately, Edwards lost money on each of the five Americas made, and the project died. With better prep, this could have sold closer to its $100k–$120k estimate. Still, fairly bought; I hope we see it restored very soon. Auctions America, Burbank, CA, 08/13. #155-1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2-dr hard top. S/N 0721787F55Z. Turquoise & white/blue & white vinyl. Odo: 78,393 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Straight car except for elbow dents on top of left front fender, failing body filler at left rear valance. Very good chrome, jewelry and glass. Aftermarket polished alloys, dual exhaust, no V8 emblems above. Well-fitted repro stock interior, carpet clean, 4-speed shifter on floor, AutoMeter tach on column, chrome window trims. Show- Rather crudely wired steering wheel pulpit, gauges on the engine doghouse a bit more professionally done. Modern Alcoa aluminum wheels on all four corners. Would not light off due to dead batteries. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $31,500. Functional, bland and rather homely for a Diamond T, this was hardly a thing of beauty. However, almost all other examples have evaporated. Bought by a museum that wanted it badly. US Auctioneers, Friesland, WI, 07/13. #782-1958 DUAL-GHIA convertible. S/N 871. Black/gray vinyl/black leather. Odo: 60,737 miles. 315-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. One of 117 built at the behest of Eugene Casaroll, proprietor of the Dual Motors dealership in Detroit. Very nice restoration of unknown age. Paint to show-quality with large gouge at passenger’s A-pillar. Very light pitting on straight, bright side-spears. Chrome looks good. Interior nicely finished; gauges slightly dull. Clean and tidy underneath and in engine compart- entirely in black electrical tape. All six tires are good older bias-plies. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $15,750. White was one of the first to build a true cab-over-engine that was easy to tilt forward to access the engine in 1949. Previously, mechanics either had to go in and out of the cab, or—as in the case of Diamond Ts before World War II—pull the engine out from the front of the truck. Sold well enough. US Auctioneers, Friesland, WI, 07/13. #32-1966 HENDRICKSON BD-410-F3 tow truck. S/N 667205. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 571,556 miles. 743-ci fuel-injected I6, manual. Powered by an NH-220 Cummins Diesel, 10-speed transmission, and 34,000pound tandem rear ends with Hendrickson walking beam suspension. Fitted with a Holmes 650 wrecker body with boom and center-mounted Braden winch. Repainted approximately a decade ago reasonably well, but some poor masking. Light pitting on most ready underhood, block painted turquoise, typical chromed bits, Edelbrock 4-bbl, Accel sparks. Very nice. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $27,756. Originally built to be a show car, and well maintained with use evidenced by those elbow dents. The Chevy crate engine was advertised, but no specifications were provided. Many Tri-Fives are found at auction, and to my eye, the simpler ‘55 is best. This dealer consignment found a new owner for well under the SCM Price Guide’s $36k low estimate for a stock one. Considering envisioned build cost, I’m calling this well bought. Silver Auctions, Shelton, WA, 08/13. #36-1957 DIAMOND T 921CN cabover semi tractor. S/N 921CN0500. Red & white/ green vinyl. Odo: 43,942 miles. 743-ci diesel, 10-speed Roadranger transmission. Cab and 126 ment; turquoise firewall an interesting touch. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $253,000. Overall nothing wrong, but restoration is mellowing and no longer pops. The SCM Platinum Auction Database shows this car once before. It was a $110k no-sale at Bonhams’ '03 Quail Lodge sale following “recent restoration,” when our reporter said, “The $160k low estimate was just too aggressive” (SCM# 35971). Well, 10 years and 133 miles later, the $300k low estimate was aggressive again, but it still looks like an investment that probably outpaced the stock market. Fairly sold with a slight nod to the seller. Auctions America, Burbank, CA, 08/13. chrome. Serviceable older tires. Mostly original interior. Part of the driver’s seat patched with black duct tape. Lanyard on ceiling for the air horns. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,300. Hendrickson—celebrating their centenary this year—has always had a close working relationship with International, as the IH components (such as their Comfo-Vision cab) on this truck attest. Call it swagger, presence, or just plain badass; this truck had it in spades, towering over everything else here. Tow a car with it? You can just as well tow the building it’s in along with it. One of my favorite rigs here, and also one of the best buys here. US Auctioneers, Friesland, WI, 07/13. © Sports Car Market

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Mystery Photo Answers Some guys get to be Mad Max, and some guys get to be Mildly Upset Maurice. — Erik Olson, Dublin, CA Despite its physical presence, the Cram-Air manifold was made obsolete by turbo technology. — Gary Francis, Chico, CA This is what happens when recovering addicts stage a garage reality show: Illegal intakes and aero mods that will make you think you can fly. — Luke Kowlski, Belmont, CA Auto parts can now be found in The Home Depot’s Plumbing and Lumber Departments. — Jim Graham, New Canaan, CT Erik Olson wins an SCM hat for knowing the difference between automotive form and function. © RUNNER-UP: The Datsun’s performance improved markedly once they came up with their “Direct Double Erection” dualinduction carburetors. — Norman Vogel, San Francisco, CA Go ahead and laugh, but when the floodwaters rise, I’ll still be driving. — Joe Amft, Evanston, IL Didn’t the Dodge Ram hood ornament come with the ram induction? — Tom Neyer, Gillette, WY License plate on the back of this Datsun: ICECAR. — Dan Faustman, Elk Grove, CA Always wanting to please the SCCA crowd, Jerry installed two beer kegs, complete with taps, under his hood. — Steve Schefbauer, Monroe, CT Sort of like “Alien,” when it popped out of that poor sucker’s chest. — Al Nelson, Pentwater, MI Sure, it’s a fright pig, but one with the most stylish wing mirrors in the world. You can put lipstick on a fright pig! — Phil Schroeder, Platte City, MO NSA, IRS, and others bid furiously on the original Google sp...er, map, car…. — Peter Zimmermann, Bakersfield, CA Now, which one of these nozzles will steam the milk for my cappuccino? — L. Hanko Rosenblad, Yulee, FL Comments With Your Renewals I’m subscribing to help fund Cassie’s next visit to Monterey. The enthusiasm in her column was infectious. I’m curious when Keith will tell her the outcome of youth and enthusiasm versus age and treachery? — Doug Harvill, San Francisco, CA More coverage of cars real people can afford, under $50K. How about more recent cars: BMW Z3, early Boxster, MR2, Mini, early Miata, RX7, etc. All are under $15k. — George Jewett, Marietta, GA George, you’ll find some of those cars in the auction reports. However, they are not a staple of the collector cars that we normally cover, primarily because so many were built that their prices aren’t going to show movement for decades. — KM Fantastic magazine. More Collier and Kidston. — Tim Russell, Wellington, New Zealand I liked it when you did the reports with more humor! — Richard Solomon, New York, NY Interesting. Certainly we think that some collector cars as funny as ever. 128 This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: November 25, 2013 Our Photo, Your Caption Be the author of the most accurate, creative or provocative response and receive a Sports Car Market cap. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503.253.2234; email: mysteryphoto@sports- carmarket.com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 972084797. Please include your name and contact information. Send us your mystery photo. If we use it, you’ll also get an official SCM cap. Email photos at 300 dpi in JPEG format. Maybe more Pacers and Trabants would leaven our mix. — KM Great magazine! With the help of a 12-step program I’m down to 10 vehicles and only one fright pig. — Alan Fasnacht, Long Beach, CA Please bring back Michael Duffy! — Marc Maehl, Sparks, NV We’ve tried! We miss the Collector Car Horoscope as much as you do. Maybe if you nudge him when you see him. — KM This is a great publication. I would like to see a tech/engineering analysis similar to the Cumberford Perspective. — Bruce H. Williams, Portland, OR Bruce, we try to cover that in the intro part of the profiles. We sometimes do a better job than others. — KM Distinction between U.S. and Euro delivery Ferrari 246 Dinos and impact on collection value. — F. Thomas Lee, Arlington, VA Thank you all for your con- tinued renewals. We’re 25 years old and going strong, looking forward to 26 with your support. — Keith Martin Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $66/month ($88 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit www.sportscarmarket.com/classifieds/place-ad to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. Email: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to classifieds@sportscarmarket.com. We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snail mail: Showcase, PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. English 1952 Jaguar XK 120 coupe 3,637 miles. I6, 3-spd automatic. This elegant Mark II 3.8 sedan is a two-owner car, and is in its original color combo of Opalescent Dark Green and beige. Features an auto transmission with overdrive. Recent restoration and servicing, this a beautiful Mark II example. 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@ classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/index. php/inventory/detail/351 (CA) S/N 680326. Jaguar Dark Blue/gray. 36,349 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Magnificently styled, numbersmatching, gorgeous paint and interior color combo, comprehensive restoration by Jaguar experts, Heritage Certificate of Authenticity included, Spectacular driving upgrades. A highly collectible XK 120. 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com Web: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/ detail/323 (CA) 1961 Jaguar XK 150 drophead coupe S/N S838630DN. Imperial Maroon/Biscuit. I6, 4-spd manual. Spectacular Imperial Maroon/biscuit color combo with a no-expense-spared restoration by Jaguar professionals, this 3.8 DHC is a JCNA national champion, scoring 100 points in 3 consecutive 2011 shows. Excellent opportunity for the serious collector. 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com (CA) 1963 Jaguar Mark II 4-dr sedan S/N P219796BW. Opalescent Dark Green/beige. Red/black. 10,150 miles. V6, 4-spd manual. Excellent original and rare 4-speed Mercedes 280SL convertible. Original color combination. More info and pictures by request. $49,000. Contact Marc, MotorCarTrader.com, 980.216.8550, Email: marc@ motorcartrader.com Web: www.motorcartrader. com (NC) Teal/5,000 miles. Car has a fully documented restoration. Restored to concours condition. This car has the birth certificate from Germany’s Stifung Auto Museum. Paint is original Turkis L380. Featured in Hot VWs magazine. $27,000. Contact Bob, 321.794.3977, Email: bvar@cfl.rr.com (FL) 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL convertible S/N 9117201892. Silver/black. 21,000 miles. I6, 5-spd manual. This incredible car has 21,000 original miles, received a complete servicing of all major systems and components, documented by recent receipts and photos. This is like a new car, ready for the Porsche collector or enthusiast. 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/232 (CA) 2008 BMW 550i 4-dr sedan German 1961 Volkswagen Beetle sunroof/ragtop 2-door sedan Albert Blue/Tan Houndstooth. 65,000 miles. 5-spd manual. Stunning preserved 911. Rare European delivery with all the rare Euro bits including H1 headlights and rear wiper. One owner since 1979. No rust. Not hit. Mostly original paint and interior. Ready for touring or concours. $79,990 OBO. Contact Paul, AutoKennel, 714.335.4911, Email: paul@ autokennel.com Web: www.AutoKennel.com (CA) 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL convertible 1970 Porsche 911T Coupe great, and will definitely get up and go. I had the opportunity to drive this beauty, $14,500. Contact Steven, Email: s_george@outlook.com (AZ) Italian 1968 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 coupe Silver/blue. V12, 5-spd manual. New paint. Equipped with a/c and power steering. Preservation Cup winner at Cavallino in 1992. Only 39,000 miles, and comes with original books and tools. Looks and drives beautiful. Contact Shawn, Exclusive Motorcars, 310.558.3300, Email: shawn@emcars.com Web: www.emcars.com (CA) 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe Horizon Blue (DB304)/blue. 93,830 miles. I6, 4-spd automatic. Blue canvas sof top. Options include auto transmission, factory a/c, Becker Europa radio, hard top. California car. Vehicle restored in 2005. Looks and drives great. Contact Shawn, Exclusive Motorcars, 310.558.3300, Email: shawn@emcars.com Web: www.emcars.com (CA) 1977 Porsche 911S coupe S/N 13801. Roso Chairo (red)/tan. 59,279 miles. V12, 5-spd manual. Excellent European-spec Daytona. Motor by Chris Dugan, with excellent leak-down and compression, new interior. Recent PPI. Books, records and history included. Average paint. XWXs. One of the best-driving Daytonas you will find at any price. $429,000 OBO. Contact Joseph, 847.652.5070, Email: emptygarage@comcast.net (IL) Japanese 1991 Acura NSX coupe Red/black leather. 59,000 miles. V6, 5-spd manual. Beautiful original car. All-aluminum body. Maintenance done by certified NSX mechanic. Original owner’s manual and records. Tires only have 2,500. Always garage-kept. Member of NSX Club of America. $35,000. Contact Bob, 321.794.3977, Email: bvar@cfl.rr.com (FL) American 1963 Studebaker Avanti coupe Black/gray. We have just received it into our inventory. In outstanding condition, and previously only driven 13k miles per year. The 4.8-L V8 engine runs S/N R36938. Champagne/tan. V8, 3-spd automatic. Single owner, California car, purchased from a prominent museum. Dealer-installed Paxton Supercharger-R2 Package, recent restoration service, stylish design, loaded with factory options. Elegant color combination, a wonderful example. 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com Web: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/ detail/305 (CA) 1969 Lincoln Continental Mark III coupe S/N 9Y89A851322. Silver/black. 90,756 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. Modern-day classic in great condition. Always garaged/stored since 1997, owned since 1976. Beautiful leather interior. Drives well, everything works, very well maintained. One repaint, no rust, great chrome. Excellent original vinyl top. $7,500. Contact Dan, 509.727.9190, Email: d51_biggarage@yahoo.com (WA) © 130 Sports Car Market

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33 (0)1 42 99 2056, 33 (0)1 42 99 1639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. Email: motorcars@artcurial.com. www.artcurial.com/motorcars. (FR) located in San Antonio, Texas. DKC has been responsible for successful collector car sales since 1972 with annual sales in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Dan has personally has over $1,000,000,000 in sales in his storied career. Dan, and daughters Tiffany, Tedra and Tara, manage the company. 866.495.8111 Dankruseclassics.com (TX) Mecum Auction Company. Auctions America. 877.906.2437, Formed in July 2010 as a subsidiary of RM Auctions, the Auctions America by RM team, led by collector car expert Donnie Gould, specializes in American classics, Detroit muscle, hot rods, customs and vintage motorcycles. Consign With Confidence. www.auctionsamerica.com. (IN) Gooding & Company. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694, 480.421.6697. For nearly four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watches unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) 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) 262.275.5050. The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 25 years, now offering more than 12,000 vehicles per year. Mecum Auctions is the world leader of collector car, exotics, vintage motorcycles and road art sales. Auctions are held throughout the United States and broadcast live on Velocity, Discovery Network. For further information, visit www.Mecum.com. 445 South Main Street Walworth, WI 53184. 262.275.5050 (WI) 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) Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, Silver Auctions isn’t successful because we auction the most expensive cars, we’re successful because we auction the cars that you love. Silver Auction’s staff, bidders and consignors are everyday people with a passion for Nostalgic and Collector cars. Come see the difference at Silver Auctions. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. Email: silver@silverauctions.com, www.silverauctions.com. (WA) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Shows 800.237.8954, Hosting two auctions a year in beautiful Palm Beach, FL, March & December. Offering quality collector cars and personalized service, all in a climate-controlled, state-of-the-art facility. Come be a part of the excitement! Check us out at www.hollywoodcarauctions.com. Where Collectors Collect! See You On The Block! Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290, 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics & exotics. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) The Vicari Auction Company hosts fast-paced, high energy auctions along the Gulf Coast, offering an entertaining destination to car collectors, enthusiasts and travelers. The company prides itself on personal service, providing cars for everyone from the avid collector to the first-time buyer. For more information, contact Vicari Auction at 1900 Destrehan Ave., Harvey, LA 70058; call 504.875.3563; or visit www.vicariauction.com. (LA) Rick Cole Auctions. Rick Cole conducted the first auction ever held in Monterey. His dozen successive annual events forever changed the landscape of the historic weekend. Next August, Rick Cole and Terry Price combine seventy-plus years of professional client care to present an entirely new type of Monterey Auction experience, conducted at The Marriott Hotel. Limited consignment. Email: rickcole@rickcole. com Web: www.rickcole.com (CA) Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942, Bonhams. +, +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. www.bonhams.com. (U.K.) Bonhams. 415.391.4000, 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103. www.bonhams.com. (CA) Join Leake Auction Company as they celebrate 40 years in the collector car auction industry. Their unsurpassed customer service and fast-paced twolane auction ring makes them a leader in the business. Leake currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas and San Antonio. Visit them online at www.leakecar.com or call 800.722.9942. Worldwide Auctioneers. RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371,. Carlisle 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) Lucky Collector Car Auctions. Dan Kruse Classics is a familyowned collector car auction company 132 888.672.0020, Lucky Collector Car Auctions is aptly named after Harold “Lucky” Lemay. Based in the majestic, pastoral ground of Marymount, home to the Lemay Family Collection Foundation near Tacoma, WA, the collection, formerly the biggest in the world according to Guinness, now hosts an unrivaled event center, art collection and charitable foundation, which features two exceptional collector car auctions a year. www.luckyoldcar.com (WA) Russo and Steele Collector Auto- mobile Auctions. 602.252.2697, Fax: 602.252.6260. Specializing in the finest European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo and Steele now hosts four record-breaking auctions per year; Newport Beach in June; Monterey, CA, every August; Las Vegas in September, and Scottsdale, AZ, every January. As one of the premier auction events in With offices and auctions throughout North America and Europe, RM is the largest auction house globally that caters to collectors of high-end vintage automobiles. The RM team of car specialists is the largest in the world, offering services in a numbers of languages and decades of experience in buying, selling, racing, and restoring collector cars. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) 800.990.6789 or 1.260.925.6789, Worldwide Auctioneers was formed over a decade ago by vintage-motorcar specialists Rod Egan and John Kruse. The sale and acquisition of classic automobiles is our core business, and no one is better qualified. Worldwide is unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer, and we are wholly invested in achieving the best result for you. Our auctions are catalogue-based, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) In addition to helping collectors buy and sell cars at auction, we offer specialist-appraisal, estate-management and collection-consultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. www.worldwide-auctioneers.com. (IN) Alfa Romeo Centerline Products. 888.750. ALFA, Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 30 years — rely on our experience to build and maintain your dream Alfa. 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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) site to view our latest titles and order. www.CoachbuiltPress.com (PA). 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. Jon Norman’s Alfa Parts. 800.890.2532, 510.525.9519. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkley, CA 94710. Large selection of parts from Giulietta to 164. Efficient, personal service. www.alfapartscatalog.com. (CA) Appraisals Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic vintage automotive posters. The vast inventory runs from the late 1890s through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters.com. 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. Buy/Sell/General eclectic and proud of it. Find your treasure here, or pass it along to the next generation. www.cosmopolitanmotors. com (WA) lector vehicles available, combined with unparalleled service. If we do not currently have that which you are looking for or, if you have a classic that you’re looking to sell, please let us know. 150 Pico Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90405 310.593.2080 www.kastnerandpartnersgarage.com Gullwing Motor Cars stocks more than 100 cars at our warehouse location, 27 years of experience; visited by customers across the country and overseas. We specialize in European and American cars and we are always looking to buy classic cars in any condition. We pick up from anywhere in the U.S. Quick payment & pick up. 718.545.0500. www.gullwingmotorcars.com Hartek Automotive, 319.337.4140, Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. 206.467.6531 , For over a quarter century Cosmopolitan Motors has been at the center of the world for collector cars changing hands. Their unparalleled experience in tracking valuations makes them uniquely capable of valuating the rare and unusual. Estates, settlements, collections, insurance. Let their billion dollars worth of experience supply the results you seek. “We covet the rare and unusual whether pedigreed or proletarian”. www. cosmopolitanmotors.com (WA) largest European classic car dealerships in the nation with an extensive inventory spanning over 50,000 sf. We can meet all your classic car needs with our unprecedented selection; from top of the line models to projects cars. We buy classic cars in any shape or condition & provide the quickest payment & pickup anywhere in the U.S. 310.975.0272 www.beverlyhillscarclub.com (CA) Hartek Automotive is a division of Hartwig Motors Inc., one of the oldest automotive retailers in the Midwest since 1912. Hartek Automotive specializes in the maintenance and sale of sports and prestige automobiles. Their reputation for service continues with a very personalized approach to maintenance of an individual’s daily driver, to the restoration of that special automobile. Hartek Automotive also offers pre-sale or post-sale inspections. Located in Iowa, we are equally accessible for the enthusiast from anywhere. Drive in or fly in...you will find us most accommodating. www.hartek.org (IA) Luxury Brokers International. 215.459.1606, specializing in the sales, purchase and brokerage of classic automobiles for the astute collector with a new-age, contemporary approach. Focusing on original, high-quality examples as enjoyable, tangible investments. Classic car storage, classic car consignment, brokerage, and other consulting services are available as well. We actively pursue the purchase and sales of any investment grade classic car. Since 2009 we have offered a unique opportunity for collectors, enthusiasts, and other industry professionals. www.lbilimited.com, sales@ lbilimited.com (PA) Paul Russell and Company. 978.768.6092, www.paulrussell.com. Specializing in the Preservation and Sales of European Classics, pre-war through the 1970s, since 1978. You can rely on our decades of experience with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fine collectibles. Repeat customers are the lifeblood of our business. Contact us today to join them. Car Sales Manager, Alex Finigan: Alex@paulrussell.com. (MA) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to appraise individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) Automobilia Coachbuilt Press. 215-925-4233, Coachbuilt Press creates limited edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present exceptional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, precise research, unique historical documents and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our web- December 2013 Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. 206.467.6531 , Experts in worldwide acquisition, collection management, disposition and appraisal. For more than a quarter century, Cosmopolitan Motors has lived by its motto, “We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian.” Absurdly restoration 760.758.6119. Always buying: Offering top dollar for your European classics. Always selling: 3 showrooms with an excellent selection to choose from. Always Restoring: We feature an award-winning, world-class restoration facility, with the expertise to restore you car to any level, including modifications. Super craftsmanship; attention to detail; knowledgeable staff; servicing all of the collector’s needs. Located in San Diego County. Email: sales@classicshowcase.com, www.classicshowcase.com (CA) Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. 310.657.9699, www.heritageclassics.com. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, the premier West Coast classic car dealership established in 1985. Offering one of the largest indoor showrooms in Southern California with an exceptional inventory of the very finest American and European classic cars available. We buy, sell and consign collectible automobiles, offering the best consignment terms available, contact us at sales@heritageclassics.com When in Southern California visit our beautiful showroom and specialty automotive bookstore, Heritage Classics Motorbooks, open Monday–Saturday. For current inventory and to visit our virtual bookstore visit www.heritageclassics.com Woodies USA. 949.922.7707, 949.412.8812, We buy and sell great woodies — hundreds to date. If you are buying or selling give us a call. We can help. Woodies are fun! Every car collection should have at least one. Located in Laguna Niguel, California. www.woodiesusa.com. (CA) Classic Car Transport Hyman Ltd Classic Cars. 314.524.6000, One of the largest inventories of vintage cars in the world. Please visit our website often, www.hymnaltd.com to see our current stock. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars, 2310 Chaffee Drive, St. Louis, MO. 63146 314-524-6000 sales@hymnaltd.com Kastner & Partners Garage. From our spectacular Santa Monica location, Kastner & Partners Garage strives to offer some of the finest col- Passport Transport. 800.736.0575, Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a classic, a ’60s muscle car or a modern exotic, you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles, and it shows. www.PassportTransport.com. 133

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. L.A. Prep. 562.997.0170, L.A. Prep brings its 30 years of experience transporting vehicles for the automotive industry’s top manufacturers to discriminating luxury and exotic car owners and collectors across the United States. Its highly-skilled and experienced staff delivers an unsurpassed level of service and takes care of your car with the highest quality equipment available in trucks and trailers that are as clean and well maintained as the valuable assets that they carry. www.LAPrepTransport.com Grundy Worldwide. 888.647.8639, Grundy Worldwide offers agreed value insurance with no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, and high liability limits. Our coverages are specifically designed for collectible-car owners. From classic cars to muscle cars, Grundy Worldwide has you covered. (*Zero deductible available in most states.) 888.6GRUNDY (888.647.8639). www.grundyworldwide.com. (PA) AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. 631.425.1555, All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servicingcomplete mechanical restorations/rebuilds — cosmetic repair/paintwork to complete frame-off restoration. Large inventory of parts. All services as well as our current unventory of automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) 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. Reliable Carriers, Inc. 877.744.7889, As the country’s largest enclosed auto transport company, Reliable Carriers faithfully serves all 48 contiguous United States and Canada. Whether you’ve entered a concours event, need a relocation, are attending a corporate event, or shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.com Collector Car Insurance Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. 800.922.4050, is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com. (MI) Radcliffe Motor Company. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, restoration 760.758.6119. World class full service restoration facility. Creating show/show drivers, and driver restorations. Specializing in British, German and Italian classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship; knowledgeable staff; passionate on quality. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse a new breed of insurance for classic, antique, exotic, special-interest, contemporary classic and limited-edition cars. To get a quote is even easier with our new online improvements. Go to www. barrett-jackson.com/insurance/, select Get a Quote, enter in a couple of key pieces of information about your vehicle and get an estimated quote within seconds! It’s that easy. Don’t be caught without the right insurance for your vehicle. In the unfortunate aftermath of damage to your vehicle, learning that your insurance won’t restore your prized possession to its former glory, or appropriately compensate you for your loss, is the last thing you want to hear. To get a quote by phone, call 877.545.2522. Fourintune Garages Inc. 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) 262.375.0876, www.fourintune. com. Complete ground-up restoration on British Marques – specializing in Austin-Healeys for 35 years. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process. Located in historic Cedarburg since 1976 – just minutes north of Milwaukee, WI. 410.517.1681, The Mid-Atlantic’s premier facility for the maintenance, repair, and light restoration of exotic Italian and fine European automobiles. Having gained the trust of the exotic car community we are known for our proficiency and workmanship. Host of the annual Vintage Ferrari All Italian Car Event each May, you are cordially invited to attend. Visit our website for more information about our shop, and see photos of past events. www.RMCCAR.com. pointed 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) 50 sports and race cars always in stock. Please check our website for our latest inventory offerings: www.wirewheel.com. (FL) Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini T. Rutlands & T. Rutlands West J.C. Taylor 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. FOLLOW SCM Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959, 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly ap- 134 800.345.8290, Antique, classic, muscle or modified — J.C. Taylor Insurance has provided dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle for over 50 years. Agreed Value Coverage in the continental U.S., and Alaska. Drive Through Time With Peace of Mind with J.C. Taylor Insurance. Get a FREE instant quote online at www.JCTaylor.com. English J. J. BEST BANC & CO. provides www.wirewheel.com, 772.299.9788. British Sports and Race Cars BoughtSold-Traded. Located in Beautiful Vero Beach, Florida. In business for over 25 years, specializing in Lotus, TVR, Griffith, Jaguar, Austin Healey, MG, Marcos, Panoz, Lola, and more. Over financing on classic cars ranging from 1900 to today. Visit our website at www.jjbest.com or call 1-800-USA-1965 and get a loan approval in as little as 5 minutes! Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337, 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) provides international service from one of the world’s largest Ferrari parts inventories coast to coast. We have more Ferrari parts, more Ferrari parts experience and better Ferrari parts prices than most anyone. Since 1981 T. Rutlands has been building valuable partnerships with the Ferrari industry’s most respected repair shops, professionals and car owners seeking to provide a one-stop shopping experience for Ferrari parts, tools and accessories. Ferrari parts are our only business and we are true product and service specialists in every sense of the word. When you need a comprehensive parts selection for both vintage and contemporary Ferraris, you can count on a single-source leader in the Ferrari parts business…T. Rutlands. Call us Toll Free 800.638.1444, Internationally 770.493.8852. Email: Sales@ trutlands.com. www.trutlands.com Finance Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Legal Law Offices of Bruce Shaw Ferrari Financial Services. 201.510.2500, As the world’s only Ferrari-owned finance company, no one understands a Ferrari customer’s unique perspective better than the company that designed these iconic sports cars. Whether it’s a line of credit for owners interested in utilizing the equity in their collection, or a simple interest loan, we stand committed to help our clients enhance their collection — without origination or early termination fees. “FFS” offers a level of expertise that cannot be matched by other lenders. Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1.866.MB.CLASSIC, The center of competence for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts — for vintage car sales, meticulous restorations by manufacturer-trained technicians and the widest selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. www.mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) Import/Export LeMay—America’s Car Museum Premier Financial Services is the nation’s leading lessor of vintage and exotic motorcars. Our Simple Lease Program is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term, as well as for those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination Program allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. Contact Premier at 877.973.7700 or info@pfsllc.com. www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) German Cosdel International Transportation. Since 1960 Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air, ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world’s best-known collectors, dealers and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, Cosdel is your comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your nationwide and international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. 415.777.2000 carquotes@cosdel.com. www.cosdel.com. (CA) Italian Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, restoration 760.758.6119. World class full-service restoration facility. Creating show/show drivers, and driver restorations. Specializing in German, British, and Italian classics. Superb fit, attention to detail, great craftsmanship, knowledgeable staff, passionate on quality. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300, with more than 30 years in the industry and worldwide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializes in classic Ferraris of the ’50s & ’60s. www.ferrari4you.com Leasing spotlights America’s love affair with the automobile. The museum rests on a nine-acre campus featuring rotating galleries, a 3.5-acre show field, theatre, café, banquet halls, racing simulators and slot car racing. ACM hosts annual events, concerts and even drive-in movies. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors/students/military and $8 for youth. ACM is free for members and kids five and under. www.lemaymuseum.org. (WA) Collector Car Fraud Specialists, www.shawlaws.com. A motorhead law firm with real practical knowledge and experience in the Collector Car Field. Experience: Chain of speed shops, Body Shops, Car Dealerships, former NCRS judge as well as licensed attorneys. Estate planning and divorce settlements concerning Collector Cars. 50 State Representation. 215.657.2377 Museums and more! Call 1-800-423-5525 or visit Calcarcover.com for a free catalog. Griot’s Garage —Car Care for the Perfectionist! Griot’s Garage celebrates over 22 years as your best source for a full line of quality car care products. We Make It. We Teach It. We Guarantee It. Call today for your free catalog or enjoy the easy-to-use website for fast, fun and easy ordering. Our number one goal is to ensure that you always...Have fun in your garage! 800.345.5789 • www.griotsgarage.com www.inmygarage.com. (WA) Suixtil USA. 888.800.8870, the LeMay Family Collection Founda- tion at Marymount Events Center near Tacoma, WA, hosts an epic backdrop for your next event. Home to 500 fabulous collector cars, world class art exhibits, and assorted ephemera, consider your next event here. Weddings, swap meets, conventions, auctions. The facility can likely exceed your expectations. Visit during the 37th annual open house along with 13,000 other enthusiasts. 253.272.2336 www.lemaymarymount. org (WA) Parts and Accessories European Collectibles, Inc. 949.650.4718, European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European sports cars since 1986. We specialize in Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey & Jaguar with 40 vehicles in stock to choose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to concours level along with routine service. Located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles.com or visit our website www.europeancollectibles.com. (CA) 136 Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. For over 30 years, Putnam Leasing has been the leader in exotic, luxury, and collector car leasing. This honor comes from Putnam’s unique ability to match the car of your dreams with a lease designed just for you. Every Putnam Lease is written to provide maximum flexibility while conserving capital, lowering monthly payments, and maximizing tax advantages. Its Putnam’s way of letting you drive more car for less money. For leases ranging from $50,000 to more than one million dollars, with terms extending up to 84 months contact the oldest and most experienced leasing company in the country by calling 1.866.90.LEASE. Or just visit www.putnamleasing.com. Baldhead Cabinets. 877.966.2253. The garage is no longer a place to cast off items unwanted. It is a destination in itself. We are a full-service, family owned company that designs and manufactures custom metal cabinets in Bend, OR. Choose from meticulously crafted storage cabinets, TV cabinets, sink cabinets, or our ever popular pull out fastener bin cabinet, just to name a few. www.baldheadcabinets.com U.S. distributor of Suixtil clothing. Suixtil, the brand preferred by racing legends of the 1950s and 1960s, encapsulates the spirit, passion and grit of the heroic early days of racing. From the iconic Juan Manuel Fangio to Sir Stirling Moss to Peter Collins, all the great drivers of the day wore the brand. Lost for decades, the original Suixtil line was re-discovered, researched and faithfully re-created in recent years, bringing back to life the spirit of daring, passion and camaraderie of that unforgettable era in motor sport racing. Shop online at www.SuixtilUSA.com sales@suixtilusa.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 allweather floor mats, extreme-duty floor liners, cargo/trunk liners, side window deflectors, no-drill mudflaps, many different options of license plate frames and more. We have products available for virtually every make and model. To see and buy everything, go to www.WeatherTech.com. Restoration — General Alan Taylor Company Inc. California Car Cover Company. More than just custom-fit car covers, California Car Cover is the home of complete car care and automotive lifestyle products. Offering the best in car accessories, garage items, detailing products, nostalgic collectibles, apparel 760.489.0657, is a full-service automotive restoration and repair facility that specializes in Pre and Post-War European and American Automobiles. With an emphasis on French Marques including Bugatti & Delahaye and over 50 years of experience in the automotive field, we have proven to be a leader in the automotive industry. Our facility provides a full-array of services including Fabrication, Metal-Shaping, Engine & Transmission Rebuilding, Machine Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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Shop, Award-Winning Upholstery, Paint Shop and Pattern Making & Castings. Providing these services in-house has proved to be highly efficient and has enabled us to provide our clients with the highest level of old-fashioned quality workmanship, professionalism and client services. www.alantaylorcompany.com www.HighMountainClassics.com JWF Restorations Inc. Special- izing in AC restoration from street to concours, U.S. Registrar AC Owners Club (U.K.). Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St. Portland, OR 97225 503-706-8250 Fax 503-646-4009 The world’s largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership is not required. Monthly magazine. Email: jim@jwfrestoration.com (OR) RPM Classic Sports Cars. Bob Smith Coachworks Inc. 940.668.8622, 960.665.4657 (fax). Complete exotic and vintage automobile restoration performed by master craftsmen to the highest standards of excellence. Bob Smith Coachworks Inc., 1600 Floral Dr., Gainesville, TX 76240. Email: bsmith@bobsmithcoachworks.com. (TX) 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 web site 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. Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245, Classic Restoration by Country Club Auto, located in Colorado, is a large facility that offers world-class restoration, repair and fabrication services. Highly organized, fiscally responsible and providing biweekly detailed billing, we keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our excellent web site for details. Email doug@classicrestodenver.com. www.classicrestodenver.com. (CO) Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555. For 30 years, Owner/Enthusiast Bruce Trenery has operated Fantasy Junction from the San Francisco Bay Area. The dealership enjoys an outstanding worldwide reputation for integrity and knowledge in the collector car field. Many of the world’s greatest sports cars have passed through the doors with both buyers and sellers enjoying expert representation. Email sales@fantasyjunction.com, www.fantasyjunction. com. (CA) The Guild of Automotive Restor- ers. 905.775.0499. No matter whether your car is bound to the concours or for the road we are the sensible choice. We are expert in our craft and we combine this with unimpeachable integrity doing something that we enjoy as much as our clients enjoy the fruits of our labors. Share our passion for your passion. Give us a call, we look forward to hearing from you. David Grainger and Janice Stone Proprietors. www.guildclassiccars.com (CAN) Vintage Motor Group F. Roxas Inc. 708.598.1000. Brid- High Mountain Classics. 970.532.2339, World-class restoration, repair, and maintenance. Many Pebble Beach Class wins and Best of Show evidence our pursuit of restoration excellence. We service and maintain blue-chip collectibles, race cars, and other investment-grade cars, and provide vintage race track support. We have particular excellence with Bugatti and other pre-war marques. December 2013 geview, IL. The Only Thing Better Than New is a Fran Roxas Restoration. Recent restorations include Duesenberg, Packard 12, 8-liter Bentley, Cadillac V16, Delahaye, Stutz DV32, Ferrari, 1950s & 60s Concept Cars. We take pride in enhancing our clients’ investments by bringing these truly one-ofa-kind cars back to life, maybe an even better life. The quality of our work has been nationally recognized since 1970 with consistent 1st place winners at concours around the world. (IL) © Sports and Specialist Cars Inc. 609.466.5305. Sales, service and restoration of vintage racecars, classic and contemporary sports cars. Authorized Lotus Dealer. Founded in 1974 by Rob Burt. Partners with Steel Wings, specializing in parts, service and performance upgrades for vintage Aston Martins. sales@princetonlotus.com Located near Princeton, NJ at 49 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ 09525 www.steelwings.com (NJ) US Postal Service Statement of Ownership and Circulation (Required by USC). 1. A. Title of Publication: Sports Car Market 2. Publication number: 011-578 3. Date of Filing: 10/1/13 4. Issue of Frequency: Monthly 5. Number of Issues Published Annually: 12 6. Annual Subscription Price: $65 U.S. 7. Complete Address of Known Office of General Business Office of Publisher: 401 NE 19th Ave, Ste 100, Portland, OR 97232-4801 8. P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797 9. Publisher: V. Keith Martin, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208. Editor: Chester Allen, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208. Managing Editor: James Pickering, P.O. 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Carl Bomstead eWatch Big Bucks for Little Matchbox Cars The store display showed off 117 toys that were offered from 1964 to 1967 Thought Carl’s College football season is upon us, and for some it seems to be the sole purpose of life itself. At Texas A&M University, the crowd is famous for being the “12th Man,” but that phrase was not available on a personalized license plate, as up until 2011 only six digits were allowed on a vanity plate. MyPlates.com, which is licensed by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles to sell street-legal vanity plates, sold the recently available “12THMAN” plate for a staggering $115,000. This is a record for a vanity plate. The buyer presented the plate to a decorated war veteran who was a graduate of A&M — and the proceeds benefited the school — so the price paid was not as outlandish as you might think at first glance. the slogan: “Count the Indians on the Road.” It was not in the best condition, with minor rust on one side and general scratching and fading on both sides. That said, this piece attracted a bunch of bids and is rare as heck. EBAY #30090044240— MATCHBOX TOY STORE DISPLAY. Number of Bids: 31. SOLD AT: $5,000. Date: 5/8/2013. Matchbox toys were first introduced in the United Kingdom in 1957, and the company is now owned by Mattel. This store display presented 117 toys that were offered during the 1964–67 period, and it included Matchbox 1-75, Yesteryear Y1– Y16, King Size K1–K15 and Major Packs M1–M20. The display was 59 inches in length and was in very presentable condition. At a touch over $42 per toy, it does not seem like a bad deal at all. EBAY #171122639332 — FORT WORTH “MOLLY” TEXAS MOTORS LICENSEPLATE ATTACHMENT. Number of Bids: Buy-It-Now. SOLD AT: $125. Date: 9/13/2013. Texas Motors is a Fort Worth Ford dealership that has been in business for 70 years and is still going strong. This early license plate attachment features “Molly,” the iconic longhorn cattle symbol. This probably dates to the ’50s. It was in very acceptable condition, and at the price paid, it was certainly a reasonable buy. ORIGINAL BOX. Number of Bids: 30. SOLD AT: $2,026. Date: 7/21/2013. The Prameta series of clockwork wind-up cars was made at the Kolner factory, which was in the British Zone of West Germany from 1947 until 1951. The series included a Mercedes, Opel, Jaguar and Buick. They were die-cast, solidly built and exceptionally well engineered. They also produced a limited number of cut-away display versions, with almost half the body removed to display the intricate inner workings of the toy. This example was close to perfect, and it included the original box, wind-up key and instructions. The price was up there, but condition is king and usually brings the money. national competition that was held from 1913 through 1931. When Great Britain won the race for the third time in five years, it retained permanent possession of the magnificent trophy. When the British won at Calshot in 1929 with the new Rolls-Royce R engine, a seaplane replica hood ornament was produced in two sizes with “Rolls-Royce” embossed under the pontoon. This was the larger size for use on the 40/50-hp Rolls-Royce, and it sold for an aggressive — but not outlandish — price. EBAY #171121376188 — EBAY #221253808701— INDIAN MOTORCYCLE SALES & SERVICE SIGN. Number of Bids: 40. SOLD AT: $2,125. Date: 7/16/2013. This double-sided painted metal sign measured 23 inches by 17 inches and dated to the 1930s. It featured the famed Indian logo and EBAY #380713917258 EBAY #261246774647 —1951 KOLNER CUT-AWAY PRAMETA MERCEDES IN —1929 SCHNEIDER CUP ROLLS-ROYCE SEAPLANE HOOD ORNAMENT. Number of Bids: 4. SOLD AT: $1,633. Date: 9/17/2013/. The Schneider Cup seaplane race was an inter- 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 $65 for 12 monthly issues in the U.S., $95 Canada/Mexico, Europe $105, Asia/Africa/Middle East $115. Subscriptions are payable in advance in U.S. currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 877.219.2605, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 138 PACKARD SCRIPT SPARK PLUG. Number of Bids: 6. SOLD AT: $237.06. Date: 9/13/2013. This early 18-mm spark plug had “Packard” embossed on the body of the plug and the name on the insulator. It had patent dates from the 1890s, and they were used into the 1930s. Cool plug to have in your display of Packard stuff. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market