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17 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS Spyder
The best open V12 bang for the buck.
19 1969 Renault Alpine A110
Rallying en Francais.
20 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Corto
$1.5m and all it needs now is a body.
56 1951 MG-TD Roadster
Fun, in a slow sort of way.
58 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe
Better than a new M-B at the same price.
60 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe
The fiberglass bullet.
31 McCormick Auctions
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44 Silver Auctions
6 Shifting Gears
8 Inside Line
21 Sheehan Speaks - Clone Wars
22 Motobilia - There Ain't No Bargains
23 Bike Buys - 1973-75 Kawasaki Z1 900
57 English Patient - Pump up the Pressure
59 Porsche Gesprach - Tires for Your 356
70 Ask the X-perts - An Alfa for the Tour Auto
9 You Write, We Read
12 Comments With Your Renewals
21 Affordable Classics - 1970-75 Citroen SM
24 Mystery Photo Answers
72 Auction Calendar
72 Vintage Rally Calendar
73 The Twenty Year Picture - Mid-Engined Movers
73 Mystery Photo
76 Neat Stuff
79 Display Advertiser's Index
74 eWatch - The $400 Be! Air Builder
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66 Alfa Romeo
66 Etceterini & Everything Else
68 Vintage Race Cars
70 Resource Directory
77 Showcase Gallery
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CARS
Highlights from our previous East Coast auctions include:
1954 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SL GULLWING
15 June 19%
Sold for $151,000
1927 BUGATTI TYPE 35B GRAND PRIX
26 April 1997
Sold for $486,500
1940 DUESENBURG MODEL
SJ ROLLSON CONVERTIBLE
25 April 1998
Sold for $1,267,500
1913 MER.CER TYPE 35 J RACEABOUT
24 April 1999
Sold for $926,000
1969/1971 FERRARI 512S/512M/712 CAN AM 1939 BUGATTI TYPE 57 ARAVIS CABRIOLET
29 April 2000
Sold for $1,601.000
28 April 2001
Sold for $484,500
Christie's is pleased to announce our
new sale venue in New York at
Rockefeller Center. Located in the heart
of Manhattan and recognized as one of
the world's most prestigious addresses,
this promising sale will also serve as
the inaugural motor car auction for our
North American corporate headquarters.
If you are considering the sale of your
collectible motor car at auction,
please contact one of our specialists for
Exceptional Motor Cars at Rockefeller Center
18 May 2002
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25 March 2002
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My Green Ferrari
SCMsubscriber Harry Hart, of Belmont, California,
called to discuss his automotive dilemma.
"I've got a Mondial Cab with 48,000 miles and
a recent service, an Apollo GT, an Aston DB2/4
Mk III notchback, and I just bought an XK8
convertible. They won't all fit in my garage, so
something's got to go."
It's a 1984 Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet, in the distinctive
color of light metallic green, with a tan leather interior.
A birthday present, sort of, it came into my life this
past December 22, the day I was celebrating (or ruing) the beginning of
my 51st year.
he car hauler should be pulling up any day now, delivering
the newest addition to the Martin-Banzer menagerie. Or
is that collection?
330 had some chance of holding its value." Serio was more encouraging.
"It's a great color, one of my favorites. And so long as you don't
have to spend more than about $5 on it for service, you're okay on
price." Sheehan was typically blunt. "Great job. You bought a nearly
sale-proof car in a totally sale-proof color. Would you like to buy a
few carbureted 400 automatics from me as well?"
Following our time-honored tradition of self-inflicted collector car
idiocy, we've skipped having the car inspected ("It's a late-model Ferrari,
what could it need?"). A cashier's check has been fired off to
Martin Swig, who has agreed to confirm that the Mondial has four
wheels and two seats before paying for it.
When we return home from January's five-auction Arizona fireworks,
the Mondial should be in our driveway. And another adventure
He valued each of the three older cars in the
$35,000 range, and wondered which to sell.
Through the magic of the Internet, a few minutes
later I had images of his collection. The Mondial
was stunning in its light, exotic color. When I was a
sales manager at Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo, we had
a similarly colored used 308 GTS QV on offer. Unfortunately,
it had a red interior and red carpets, leading us to refer to
it as "The Christmas Special." Fortunately, this was in 1989, and we
sold it within a week for somewhere north of $60,000.
I sent the following e-mail: "Harry, it's my birthday and Cindy says
I can buy a car for $25,000. I'll pay that much for any of your three cars,
you make the choice."
His response was quick. "Tell Cindy that, since it's your birthday, she
should give you another $6,000 and you can have the Mondial for $31,000."
"Cindy says! can have another $3,000, making this a $28,000 present,
and she's looking forward to driving the Mondial."
A few more rounds of good-natured negotiations ensued, and the
Ferrari was soon mine.
Once again, I am fortunate to have in Ms. Banzer a partner who aids
and abets the four-wheeled fantasies of an otherwise grown man.
That night, after a couple of glasses of good Oregon Pinot Noir, Ms.
Banzer and I
settled down for a
of this acquisition.
"I read somewhere
that Ferraris have
always been good
investments," I began.
your shares of
eToys," she replied.
"And I don't
think we lost more
than $10,000 on
the 330 America."
sent e-mails to
SCM Ferrari gu
Kill It, Keep It or Sell It?
Our 1978 Euro-spec, manual four-speed Mercedes 280 saloon—
the subject of our "Kill It or Keep It" saga (December 2000, page
22)—is moving on. As neither RM, Christie's, nor Bonhams seems
to want it as a centerpiece for their Monterey auctions, it will be
sold on-line, at no reserve, beginning February 15th. Please see
the listing and attractive, representative photo in this month's Showcase
Gallery for details (page 77).
On the Cover
For reasons nearly inexplicable, but to be elaborated on in a future
issue, we are looking for a Peugeot 405 to serve as our SCM staff car.
Should you have a decent one (nearly a contradiction in terms), contact
me at email@example.com .
The 1972 Monaco Grand Prix was a bittersweet moment for BRM.
Jean-Pierre Beltoise, driving a BRM P160 through a downpour, was
victorious, but it was the last Formula One victory for British Racing
Motors. "BRM—the Final Grand Prix Victory" by artist Nicholas
Watts, depicts Beltoise leading Jackie Ickx in a Ferrari and SCM subscriber
Brian Redman in a McLaren, as they hurtle downhill from
Casino Square to Mirabeau.
Watts was born in London after WWII. A self-taught painter, he
has concentrated on racing because of his consuming interest in the
sport. He has also
Motor Racing Art
a compilation of
A farewell drive in the Mond ial for Harry and Anita Hart.
rus Randy Simon, Steve Serio and Mike Sheehan, informing them of
my purchase. Simon's response was first. "Ho ho! And you thought
the bills on the 330 were bad. Wait till you have to change the belts,
or lube the power windows, or replace the fuse box. And at least the
team owner Louis Stanley and team manager Tim Parnell. Special
price for SCM subscribers, $210 (non-subscribers, $250). Contact
Steve Austin's Automobilia, 800/452-8434 (OR), www.steveaustins
painting is in the
collection of SCM
McGrath. A limited
33" x 25" prints
signed by the artist,
Ickx, car designer
Sports Car Marke
Incorporating Brooks Auctioneers
BONHA MS AND BROOKS - MASTER STROKE
The Brooks name built us a world leading
reputation as the auction house of choice for
classic, rare and collectible motor cars. Then, as
we grew, we added Bonhams to our business.
Now, our merger with Phillips Auctioneers in the
UK, has created the third largest auction house in
the world, the only auction house of its kind with
This time with just one stroke, Bonhams & Brooks
is now known simply as Bonhams.
In the most important respect, nothing has
changed. Robert Brooks, with his consuming
passion for everything automotive, is at the
wheel. Malcolm Barber is Managing Director,
James Knight heads up the car department in
the UK, Simon Kidston is President of Bonhams
Europe with responsibility for international sales,
and Doug Nye contributes his encyclopaedic
knowledge as senior consultant. Supported by
a further 12 full-time, and 25 consultant, motor
car specialists around the globe, the team remains
the most authoritative in the world.
But now our reach and resources are greater
than ever. Our portfolio of sales reads like a
roster of the world's most prestigious and
best attended events. And our comprehensive
international database opens up a wealth of
Whatever the collectors' motor car you are
looking to buy or sell, find out how we can help,
just call the Bonhams motor car department on
(415) 391 4000 or register on our web site
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The Inside Line
by Cindy Banzer
the 10-day 2002 Motorhead's Dream Tour to
England, presented by Steve Austin's Great Vacations.
Pack your madras sports coats and
poodle skirts; period dress is required to tour the
pits at the Goodwood Revival. Visit the Bentley
factory and more. Departs 9/4, returns 9/13/02.
Mention SCM for special tour pricing. Contact:
vacations. corn. (OR)
VSign up for the second
Seminar at RM's
Amelia Island sale, to be
held on Saturday, 3/9/02.
The two-hour event will include
a presentation by editor
Martin, followed by a
hands-on examination of the
cars being offered. This event
is sponsored by Hagerty Insurance.
Cost is $95 for subscribers,
$125 for non-subscribers.
(Details, page 54.) For more information,
contact Janice at 503/261-0555 ext.
201, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
VMeet us in Paris at Retromobile.
Keith and yours truly are hosting an informal
reception for SCM subscribers at the booth of
Christoph Grohe on opening night, Friday,
VOnly 19 slots left! Join the SCM gang at
I/SCM Senior Auction Analyst Dave
Brownell and Jerry Lettieri, principals of
Automobilia Auctions, will have a 3/16/02
no-reserve sale in Wethersfield, CT. A
private collection of more than 400 lots
of American and foreign sales literature,
books, annuals, magazines and
factory photos will be offered. The G.
Whitney Snyder automobilia collection
will be offered the following day, 3/17/
02. For information or to purchase a
catalog, call Brownell at 860/529-7177
or Lettieri at 802/362-4719. (VT)
I/Martin Swig is offering a new
event, Mille-style, for the East Coast.
The Mille Autunno/New England is
open to Mille-type cars, but will accept
pre-1973 cars as well. The event, 9/22-26/02,
will start from the new Saratoga Springs Auto
Museum in New York, take to the Adirondacks,
cross Lake Champlain by ferry, travel through
New Hampshire and Maine, then head back to
Saratoga. Call 415/561-8401. (CA)
I/The tenth annual British Classic Car
Meet will be held at The Boulders in Richmond,
VA, 5/19/02. Presented by the Richmond
Triumph Register, information is available by
contacting Ken Nachman at email@example.com,
I/Join the "Hillbilly Mille Does Arkansas
One More Time," 4/3-7/02, and the "Hillbilly
Mille Goes to New Mexico,"
Join SCM for a glass of bourgogne at Retromobile.
I/Ending months of rumors about the sta-
tus of the Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile
Races, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
and Steve Earle's General Racing Ltd. have
entered into a long-term arrangement that continues
their current relationship.
1/SCM'er Frank Masiarz has launched a
Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer Registry. Visit
vvww.masiarz.net/bb_resource for facts on the
car and to register your own BB.
I/Mercedes-Benz has a new Web site,
www.mbusa.com/classic, that provides a onestop
source for exploring the marque's history.
The site also features a virtual tour of the
Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart.
4/17-21/02. For "interesting vehicles." Contact
Anatoly Arutunoff at 918/743-0891. (OK)
I/This year's California Healey Week
will be held in Solvang, CA, 5/2-5/02 at the
Royal Scandinavian Inn. Tentative plans include
a group drive up to Solvang from a central L.A.
location, with lunch and a tour of the winery on
Friday. The popular car show will be held on
that Saturday morning, followed by an awards
banquet that evening. Contact Ralph Comito,
firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ron Rader, rader@
V Healey International "Open
Roads 2002," a meet at Lake Tahoe,
6/23-28/02, is expecting to draw 500
Healeys of every model and 1,000 enthusiasts
from across the country. To
learn more, call Baird Foster at 856/2355862,
fax 856/235-7950. (NJ)
I/The honored marques for the
2002 Pebble Beach Concours
d'Elegance, to be held 8/18/02, will
be Maybach and Cadillac. Cadillac
will celebrate its 100th anniversary by
displaying a number of renowned and revolutionary
vehicles at Pebble. Information is available
by calling 831/659-0663, or by logging
onto www.pebblebeachconcours.net . (CA)
I/Mid America Designs has separated its
comprehensive Corvette catalog into three yearspecific
offerings: vintage designs for 1953-82,
C4 designs for 1984-96 models and C5 designs
for 1997-2002 models. 800/500-VETT, fax 217/
347-2952, www.madirect.com . (IL)
I/General Motors has named McLaren
Performance Technologies as the development
and manufacturing source for its new GM
Racing VorTech V8 performance cylinder head.
Chrysler Prowler production ends this
month. The final 300 Prowlers will be painted
Deep Candy Red.
VEBay Motors/Kruse has signed a fiveyear
deal with Rawhide Wild West town in
Scottsdale, AZ. EBay/Kruse's annual Desert
Classic Collector Car Auction and Show is now
scheduled to be presented there through 2007.
SCM'er Steven Rossi has been named
to the Board of Trustees of the National Automotive
History Collection, housed at the Detroit
I/Christie's will be offering the Anthony
V. Katter Collection of Porsche 356 spares and
related automobilia in London, 3/25/02, at no
reserve. Among the available items will be Rudge
wheels, Carrera 38 DCN L4 Weber carbs, and a
356 Carrera Sport 2 experimental exhaust system.
An original 1954 356 Pre-A 1500 Super
with 12,000 miles from new and documented
history will also cross the block. 310/385-2699,
V The Kruse Preferred auction, taking
place 2/22/02 in Atlantic City, NJ, will feature a
1964 Corvette XP 819 Experimental, a 1933
Packard V12 Convertible Coupe, a 1931 RollsRoyce
Brewster Convertible Coupe with rumble
seat and a 1930 Cadillac V16 Roadster.
VThe annual Bonhams Christmas Olym-
pia sale totaled $5.34m, with a 1955 Ferrari 750
Monza Sports Racer selling for $53,730
and a 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran
Sport Spider selling for $394,068. The
detailed market report will be in your
I/In conjunction with the organizers
of Retromobile, Christie's will
stage a motor car auction in Paris,
France, 2/12/02. Three of the premier
lots are Bugattis: the ex-Claude Renoir
1927 Bugatti Type 37(5/N 37292), the
ex-Works Achille Varzi and Lindsay
Eccles 1931 Bugatti Type 51 (S/N
51150), and the 1922 Bugatti Type 30
prototype (S/N 4008). Phone +44
(0)20 7389 2851, www.christies.com. (UK)
I/More than half of the 400 lots offered at
Mecum's Kansas City auction, held 11/3012/2/01,
changed hands. The sale totaled
$2,489,000, with the high sale being a 1947
Studebaker Starlite street rod, which sold for
I/Barrett-Jackson was given the 16th Annual
Sterling Award for Small Business, given by
the City of Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce.
The award recognizes the small or emerging
business that has demonstrated success
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Dear SCM: Another nice piece by Steve
Serio on the Anniversary Countach (January
2002, page 25). A few comments, if! may:
In the past, I have written to SCMto share
with you that the production figure you state
for the Anniversary Countach is wrong. As an
owner of this car, the most flamboyant of all
supercars (actually, the very best and most
reliable driving version of the Countach), I only
wish just 68 had been built as your magazine
continues to erroneously state. However, the
reality is that at least (with an emphasis on "at
least") 657 examples of Lamborghini's Anniversary
Countach were completed at the Sant'
Agata plant, with the very last one bearing
chassis number 12085 and currently a resident
of the factory's museum.
With the Lamborghini factory, all production
numbers can safely be assumed to be conservative
estimates. There was always a possibility
of manufacturing one more car for the
17-year-old nephew of the ruler of some farflung
country, especially when the production
order was accompanied by a pre-paid cash
payment in full. It was, in fact, known to happen
If you wish to get technical numbers, I can
tell you that approximately 193 of the total
657 (plus) production were of the fuel-injected
variety. Of these, the US distributor was allocated
158 cars, with the balance of 35 destined
for Canada. Some of these Canadian cars are
known to have been sold new in the States.
Hope this clarifies the numbers situation
on the Anniversario.—Joe Sackey, Laguna
Joe, thanks for the information. We'll update
our Price Guide.—ED.
Dear SCM: After reading Steve Serio's
Etceterini Mini-Profile on the 1989
Lamborghini Anniversary Countach (January
2002, page 25), I thought I would comment on
my own 1987, which is essentially the same
but without the added visual appendages.
My Countach has been driven very little
over the past 12 years (about 900 km), even
though it had an original total of 17,000 km
when I got it a year and a half ago. Mr. Serio was
correct in saying that a complete tune-up was
necessary on any low-mileage exotic that hasn't
been driven in many years.
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(hoses, belts, tires); electrical (alternator, interior
lighting connections and diode harness relays,
air conditioning relay); water pump/thermostat
and air pump check valves.
The true nature of these repairs is not realized
until you consider the labor (at $90 per
hour) on these many seals and gaskets, which
required pulling the engine/transaxle. Also, I was
advised to have the clutch replaced while the
engine is out, since labor on clutch replacements
runs over $3,600 (not to mention another $4,500
for the clutch assembly).
The difference between a well-maintained
and driven Lamborghini, regardless of model or
year, and one that has sat year after year, goes
well beyond absurdly expensive restoration
work. It takes a good chunk of time out of the
fun car months, months you don't get back.
Because any Countach is considered an old car
by all Lamborghini service departments, parts
are difficult to locate at times. And as if to add
insult to injury, there is no guarantee that even a
fully authorized Lamborghini dealer can perform
the quality of work that is required (extensive
I was rudely awakened to this fact only after
taking my car to a Lamborghini/Ferrari spe-
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cialist who informed me that work
done by a previous firm near Chicago
had actually damaged the
Ansa sports exhaust system they
had installed. The same firm
cracked my windshield while detailing
When it comes to a car with
no major miles on it, or one that
has been stored for a decade, no
matter how good the car looks,
it's Buyer Beware. Next to being
totaled-out, I can't think of
a more vivid cue warning you to
stay away from such a car, or to
at least approach with wallet extended
and Visa Platinum at the
Dear SCM: Let me get this
straight. Keith bought a "pumpkin
exhaust Elan"? That was the description
he used for the 1991
Elan I purchased, published in
the August, 1999, issue (page
If you compare this car to my
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The chassis underpinnings of the GTS are typical mid'60s
road-going Ferrari, with independent front suspension
by upper and lower A-arms, followed by a leaf-spring live
rear axle. When Road & Track tested an example in September,
1966, the 3,345-pound Spyder reached 145 mph and
covered a quarter mile in 15.7 seconds. Car and Driver did
even better, with a 14-second sprint at the drag strip.
Although clearly descended from racing Ferraris of the recent
past, this product of Italy's most revered automaker was intended
for fast long-distance, open-air motoring for two people and plenty
of luggage. Although not the most flamboyant of Ferraris, there was
no mistaking the classic egg-crate grille or the
black prancing horse on the field of bright yellow.
Although not the rarest of drop-top
Ferraris, just 200 275 GTS Spyders were built
between 1964 and 1966.
ndependently, the names Ferrari and Pininfarina have
a magic all their own. Put together, they signify a
machine of rare transcendent beauty. This has never
been more true than in the case of the Ferrari 275 GTS.
Introduced at the Paris Salon in October, 1964, this
lovely open Ferrari mated the marque's legendary 3286cc
single-overhead camshaft V12 and five-speed transmission
with a simple and elegant body from Pininfarina. Breathing
through a triplet of twin-choke Webers, the lusty V12 made
spectacular mechanical noises while churning out a healthy
Original list price
SCM Price Guide
Rolling on its original center-lock alloy
wheels and just as strikingly handsome as it
was when first built in 1965, this marvelous
example of a desirable Ferrari Spyder has received
the best of care and shows just around
48,000 miles on the odometer. Sold new in Los
Angeles and a resident of Oregon since 1970, it
is finished appropriately in red with an interior
trimmed in tan leather and features an original
Blaupunkt radio and tool kit. Only needing
a driver, it is perfect for show, weekend enjoyment
or historic tours such as the Forza 1000 —
or California Mille.
1965 Ferrari 275 GTS Spyder
Its true that the better-styled and more glamorous 275 GTB or NART
Spyder that were built during the same era better embody the competitive
spirit of Enzo Ferrari, but let's talk about what is equally important: the
Upper side of the left frame tube;
ID plate on the firewall
8642 Cleta St., Downey, CA 90241
Ferrari Club of America,
Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358;
Ferrari Owner's Club,
Right rear side of engine block
The first V12 Spyder I had the pleasure to drive, 16 years ago,
was a 275 GTS and it was impressive. Engine
sound, exhaust note and a very smooth, proven
transmission overcame the stylingflaws for me.
The stated 260 horsepower is adequate, wind
noise not egregious and the driving position,
although not great, was certainly not uncomfortable.
As an overall high-speed touring exotic,
the 275 GTS has few peers from that time
Aston Martin DB5 convertible,
Jaguar XICE SI roadster,
This Ferrari 275 GTS Spyder sold for $147,700, including buyer 's
premium, at the Bonhams & Brooks Quail Lodge sale, held August 18,
If you would consider the 330 GTC as the best "bang for the buck"
in a classic 12-cylinder Ferrari coupe, then the 275 GTS has to be the
equivalent open can
The 275 GTS isn't as expensive as its sexier siblings, (California
Spyder, 330 GTS or Daytona Spyder) or as rare, but that shouldn't be
the barometer for pleasure.
The harshest criticism I can levy is that the 275 GTS suffers from
looking like a big Fiat 1500. The plywoodesque veneer-finished dash
leaves a little to be desired. (Leave the wood to the Jaguar guys.) But,
perhaps the rather staid styling has kept the prices on earth, albeit the
earth of Monte Carlo or the Hamptons.
When I gave this particular 275 a visual onceover
in Monterey, it had straight and honest lines.
The panel fit was excellent and much of the overall
car looked and felt original and true. The chassis
was unmarked and clean.
However, if God is in the details, then this
car is an agnostic. The consignee needed a lesson
in vehicle auction preparation because
"Buyers do care about details." The seats were dyed perhaps three
too many times, the mechanical minutiae under the hood lacked respect
(nice Pep Boys °Oilers and battery), and the cam covers were
much too wet from leaking gaskets. All of this added up to a big
warning shot about the last owner What else was overlooked or
uncared for? It reeked a bit of the attitude of "Hell, Marge, I'll fix it
myself with my new Craftsman toolset." Furthermore, I feel that red,
this car 's colon is the least attractive hue on a 275.
Assuming this car was a nice driving example, and that's something
we won't know until the engine temperatures are up, the wind is
tangling your hair and you watch the odometer roll a bit, $147,700
was all the money for this Spyder. If a host of mechanical needs
become evident, and the bill is more than $5,000, then the amount
paid should be considered full retail and then some.—Steve Serio
(Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company)•
by Michael Sheehan
f the 33 250 TRs originally
built by Ferrari, there are at
least 46 in existence today. As
with Alfa Monzas, Bugatti
Grand Prix cars and Jaguar
this TR population
explosion is often the creative (and sometimes
lucrative) end result of a single crashed or otherwise
destroyed car becoming two or more recreated
cars, each claiming remnants of the original.
One example ofthis automotive cloning is 250
TR SN 0720TR, a version of which was offered
at the recent Bonhams Auction at Gstaad.
The original 250 TR S/N 0720TR, a standard
left-hand drive, pontoon-fender car, sold new to
Luigi Chinetti Motors and then to amateur racer
Jim Johnston of Cincinnati, Ohio. It was raced
by Johnson in 1958 and '59, and then sold to
Dave Biggs of Clarksville, Missouri, who raced
it in the early 1960s. In 1965 this Ferrari was
virtually destroyed when lightening struck
Biggs's barn, starting a fire that destroyed the
building, an adjoining garage and workshop, and
the other cars, including an Alfa 8C 2900, inside.
Now the plot thickens. Some claim that Biggs
decided to bulldoze the burned ruins, and buried
the debris in a ravine, with the frame eventually
ending up under the Forest Park Highway
Others claim that the remnants of the frame,
along with a front suspension, steering and a
crankshaft of the Biggs 250 TR were dug up
by SCM subscriber Henry Wessels on April
23 and 24, 1987, as he went about finding the
proverbial tachometer needle from which the
8C 2900, S/N 412021, could be reborn.
In any case, the Wessels-found Biggs frame
and bits were sold to English collector Rodney
Felton, who had a complete car recreated by Rod
Jolley Coachwork in England. This 250 TR eventually
went to Harald and Ingeborg Mergard, a
German couple with a substantial Ferrari collection
who also sponsor the Barchetta.cc Web site,
a favorite of many Ferrari enthusiasts. For photos
of the frame and parts, as recovered, and the
Mergard's version of this saga, the reader is invited
to visit www.barchetta.cc/All.Ferraris/250tr-0720tr/index.html.
But our excitement is just beginning. A second
chassis, allegedly also carrying S/N
0720TR, turned up in Italy in 1980. In 1981
the frame, now restored, was sold to Dutch
collector Paul Schouwenburg, who spent the
1980s collecting an impressive array of original
TR parts for this project. Dutch panel
builder Alwin Hietbrink later built a duplicate
pontoon-fender body. The car was completed
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in early 1996 and in December of last year was
offered at the Bonhams & Brooks Gstaad sale,
carefully described as a "1958-type Ferrari 250
Testa Rossa Reproduction Incorporating
Many Original Components, with Coachwork
After Carrozzeria Scaglietti."
As so often happens when big dollars and
big egos are on the line, lawyers soon appeared
and the Schouwenburg 250 TR was slammed
with an injunction initiated by the Mergards,
removed from the sale, and Bonhams was ordered
to "render pages 124 through 129 of
their catalog 'unreadable." Personally, I consider
most pages of auction catalogs unreadable
anyway. But now 0720TR, or the replica
thereof, is embroiled in yet another exotic car
court action, in which only the lawyers will be
To add further excitement, there are rumors
of a third "duplicato" existing in Italy, also
carrying S/N 0720TR. A hearing on the
Bonhams car is scheduled for the near future,
so stay tuned for future developments.
For more information about S/N 0720TR,
see Cavallino magazine, #79 (February/March
1994) for Jerry McDermott's "The Phoenix
Testa Rossa," a detailed and thorough history
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1969 Renault Alpine A110
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Chassis number: 30711 83382
resented at the Paris Auto Show in
1963, Jean Redele unveiled the Alpine
A110 after his prior successes with
the A106 and A108. The A110 was a
true departure for the company as
styling was largely revised and the
Dieppe-based firm began building one oftheir more
respected models that would remain in limited
production for over a decade.
The A110 was equipped with various
powerplants throughout its production. In the 15
years, only 7,812 examples were built, including
the world famous Group Four Rally cars that won
three world championships in the late 1960s, and
in the early 1970s were defeated only by the mighty
The model presented here is one of the French-built Dieppe A110
1300-cc cars tuned with the larger intake, exhaust valves and twin valve
springs. It features the gas-flowed stage 2 reworked cylinder heads producing
an estimated 140 bhp. Braking is provided
with the special mountain brake kit utilizing larger
discs and calipers. Though this example is currently
detuned for practical road use with a single
carburetor, it still offers more than ample performance
with a smoothness one might expect from
a fully rebuilt specialty engine.
In 1990, this Alpine was submitted for a noexpense-spared
restoration by one of Europe's
leading specialists, AMA of Holland. Work on the
car included the fitment of a new chassis and body
with later panel upgrades. The interior was fully
Engine # ID plate on engine block
ID plate in engine compartment,
where the box frame meets the rear panel
Renault Owner's Club of America, Sean
Donohue, RR2, Box 2323, Lakeview Circle
Dr., Lake George, NY 12845
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restored and utilized all new leather upholstery and new Wilton carpeting.
Additionally, the Alpine was so well painted that it became the
poster car for Protech Paint Protection. This Renault Alpine is a unique
and important collector car that can be enjoyed on a daily basis.
This car sold for $30,800, including buyer's premium, at RM's
Monterey auction, August 17, 2001.
Jam intimately familiar with this Alpine, because it belonged to a
colleague and a next-door neighbor It was a 1969 model of the 1300
Super variety, and was superbly restored in Holland I thought enough
of the car (in spite of the missing Webers) to offer in June of this year
$25k for it, cash on the hood, as we say. I was told that the selling price
was $45k and not a penny less, which in my humble opinion was full
retail on a very sunny day.
The Alpine is not nearly so well known in the US as, say, a 911, or
even an XK 120 or an MGA. The base of its popularity is Europe and
Australia, perhaps made up ofthose who watched the cars race and rally
in the late '60s and early '70s. As an aside, French auction house owner
Herve Poulain was nearly unbeatable, in local but fierce competition,
driving an Alpine in that period
The Alpine was your "average" rear-engined car, with what was
for its time an innovative double Y chassis and fiberglass monocoque
body. It did not suffer from the usual ills of rear-engined cars, and was
equally at home on dirt and ice (rallies) or on
the pavement (road courses or just street). To
me, the Alpine combined the best of all worlds.
It was an okay street car; you could overcook
the corner and catch the tail with relative ease,
which you can 't do with a mid-engined car
You could drift it like a front-engined car yet it
had the traction of a rear-engined machine.
Its fiberglass body had a pleasing shape, yet,
without the help of a wind tunnel, was surprisingly
aerodynamic, leading to a great top
An auction is a very accurate measure of any car 's value, but only at
that location and at that very instant. This car had a mediocre spot, early
on the first night, at an otherwise very strong auction. Bidding is only a
partially rational activity; it is also a very emotional event. This car had
no "fire" on the block, of the type that can lead to high bids. Perhaps it
would have done better at a Paris-based Poulain auction, where there
would be more potential customers who knew what it was, and then
again perhaps not. Perhaps it needed to be hand sold to a European
Alpine enthusiast—we'll never know. That's part of the mystery of the
marketplace for collectibles, whether art, sculpture or French sports
On the European continent, I would have expected this car to be
worth around $35,000. With twin Webers reinstalled and proper global
marketing, the car might bring as much as $45,000.
Someone very smart or just lucky—or both—bought it for only
$30,700. Congratulations to the buyer; not only well bought, but stolen.
This is a superb, fun car May he or she enjoy it for a long, long time.—
(Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company.)•
Chassis number: 2111027
Engine number: 2111027
11Wis is not just another
sis 2111027 is one of three Scuderia
Ferrari short-chassis team cars prepared
for the 1932 Mille Miglia. While
this car did not enter that race, it was one
of two cars to first carry the Cavallino
Rampante in international competition,
at the 1932 Spa 24-hour Endurance
Classic. Works driver Nero Taruffi
recalls: "For the last two hours, we
drove with a broken piston; the mechanics
had taken the sparking plug out
of the offending cylinder and we finished
on seven, coming in second be-
Alfa. Offered here, absolutely
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1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Corto
hind the other Scuderia Ferrari Alfa driven by Brivio and Siena." The "sevencylinder"
car covered 1,675 miles at an average speed of 69.84 mph.
Though it ran at Spa as a Zagato Spider, the car was quickly rebodied
with closed coupe bodywork for Luigi Scarfiotti, the father of Ferrari team
driver Ludovicio Scarfiotti. In 1936, someone, probably Africo Serra, again
rebodied the car as a roadster with more modern, enveloping lines. The car
traded hands several times again before making its
way to England in 1938. The car's history during the
war years is unknown, and its next registration appears
in 1946, to a Grace Gertrude Danels.
In 1959, this Alfa was sold to Jack Hayward,
who owned it for 42 years and began its full restoration.
In the file accompanying the car, there is a letter
dated March 9, 1959, from Frank Clissold Ltd. of
Birmingham, detailing work done on the car: "...engine
completely stripped, crank ground, new bearings
fitted throughout, block bored, new pistons,
rings, pins fitted, head stripped, valves ground in,
supercharger stripped, new bearings and oil seals
fitted and end float adjusted..." In the early '60s
Hayward reported the renewed engine ran "sweetly,"
but it has not run since. With the chassis restored,
Hayward decided to fit a replica Zagato body, but never completed it.
This is one of the most important and clearest provenanced Scuderia
Ferrari Alfa Romeos to have come onto the market in recent years. When
completely restored to original form, 2111207 will once again be a truly
lovely, significant, historic high-performance car of the utmost quality
SCM Price Guide
Bulkhead, and major castings
lubrication of more than 20 chassis fittings)
Intake side of engine,
towards the front
Vintage Sports Car Club (Britain) Alfa
Section, A. Cherrett, 121 Russell Road,
Newbury, Berks RG14 5JX, England
1930-34 Bugatti Type 50,
1932-32 Type 55 and 1934-40 Type 57,
1928-32 Mercedes-Benz SSK,
1927-31 Blower Bentley 4.5
ence is in state of tune andfinal drive ratio: the standard 8C 2300 Corto and
Lungo cars developed 142 hp at 5,000 rpm with a 4.25 final drive. Spider
Corsas were built to customer specification (presumably, Enzo Ferrari) and
developed 165 hp at 5,400 rpm for the 1932 model cars, and the owner
could select a 4.08:1 or 3.76: 1 final drive. Additionally, this car is one of the
first of three 8C 2300 series, indicated by the second digit of the serial
number Differences between the three series include
the location of the oil tank and radiator shape.
Though some body parts are included with
the car, in practical terms, this is a chassis waiting
for a body. Moreover, the fact that the car
has not moved under its own power for more
than 40 years means that, at a minimum, the
chassis and drivetrain should be torn down and
thoroughly inspected. The cost of this, as well as
the cost of new bodywork and trim, represents a
small percentage of the car's worth. This car's
sale price of $1,530,720 suggests that the restored
car could easily top $2,000,000 under
spirited bidding. That would allow the new owner
to spend about $500,000 before exceeding the
car's probable market value. Clearly, this is a
1931-34 (Series 1,2,3)
24 (1st series)
well-bought project and a solid investment.
This car sold at the Bonhams & Brooks Silverstone auction, held
August 25, 2001, for a price of $1,530,720, including buyer's premium.
To use the terms in Luigi Fusi's book, Alfa Romeo, All The Cars From
1910, this is a Spider Corsa modification to the 8C2300 Corto. The differ-
Further, in a world of "instant 8Cs," where handsome saloonbodied
cars have their coachwork tossed off, their chassis shortened
and their new replica bodies slathered with instant patina, the fact
that this is a "real" car, with "real" provenance, is refreshing. It
was born a race car, and no matter what body is ultimately fitted, the
new owner will have a car with a provenance far superior to the
chop-job 8C race cars built by enthusiasts who couldn't quite afford
the real thing.—Pat Braden
(Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company.)•
Sports Car Market
1970-75 Citroen SM
nits day, the Citroen SM was a deserving
member of the supercar ranks. Capable
of 0 to 60 in 8.6
seconds, and with
a top speed of 140 mph,
the Citroen SM offered a
unique blend of Gallic insouciance
and Italian con
brio. When introduced to
the US in 1971, the SM
was selected by Motor
Trend as its car of the
The name SM comes
from the "systeme
Maserati" under the hood. The all-alloy 2.7liter
four-cam V6 is shared with the Maserati
Merak and puts out 180 horsepower.
A first drive in an SM is unlike any other
automotive experience. First, there's the singlespoke
steering wheel. Then the no-travel, mushroom
brake button instead of a brake pedal.
Add in self-centering steering at two turns lock-
to-lock; four-wheel, independent, active,
self-leveling hydro-pneumatic suspension;
front-wheel drive; and, on European-spec
cars, driving lights that swivel
with the steering wheel. And that's just
the French stuff—all the Italian goodies
are under the hood.
A road-going mix of pasta and croissant.
With a sticker price of $12,000, the SM was
not a car for the masses. In 1974, you could buy
a new Corvette for less than $4,500 and a new
Mercedes-Benz 450SL for under $10,300.
The SM is a poor choice as a getaway car
for convenience store heists. When first
started, it takes about 30 seconds for the nose
of the car to rise,
height. The tail
follows soon after.
psi, responds to
changes in vehicle
speed and road
characteristics. It also powers the brakes, steering,
lights and wipers.
The steering has low-speed power assist
with automatic self-centering. At highway
speeds, the power assist disappears and the gocart
quick steering can provide first-time drivers
with some surprises; turn the wheel slightly
on the freeway and you might end up shooting
diagonally across four lanes of traffic.
After 50 miles, driving the SM becomes a
process of minor adjustments, as you gradually
discard everything you've ever learned
about how to steer and stop a motor car.
The complexity of the SM has concerned
many would-be owners, and with good reason.
While the SM is a well-engineered car that rewards
good care, a neglected SM is an expensive
proposition to put right. With current market
values so low, buying anything but the absolute
best is fiscal idiocy. Annual servicing and
regular oil changes will lead to long life. Most
parts are available and a good support network
exists in the US and Europe.
Buying an SM in excellent condition, with
paperwork supporting regular maintenance,
can be a bargain that offers style and performance
with a sassy French twist. All this costs
$12,000 to $15,000 for a top-flight car.—Doug
Original list price
Under hood, right side on
front side member
Left side engine crankcase
SE Citroen SM Owner's Club, David
Hayes, 7454 SW 48th Street, Miami, FL
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There Ain't No Bargains
by Carl Bomstead
Object: White Eagle Gas Globe—Lot #64
Auction: Bonhams, Olympia, London, December 3, 2001
Sale Price: $1,168, including buyer's premium
n automobilia sale in London would seem like the perfect
place to snag an obscure American gas globe at a bargainbasement
Bonhams, the new corporate identity of the merged
firms Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Auctioneers, conducted their
annual Olympia sale in London on December 3. The sale of a hundred or
so collector automobiles was preceded by a varied selection of 690 lots
of automobilia, toys, models and artwork. The selling percentage was
respectable, with 77% of the items changing hands.
As has become expected with Bonhams, there was an interesting
selection of automotive mascots, which included 12 examples crafted
by Rene Lalique in the late 1920s and early '30s. Half of the pieces sold,
with "Grenoille," a sitting frog mascot, selling at $19,189. This was the
highest selling item in this section of the auction and sold for a touch
above the high estimate. While not the most visually striking of the
Lalique offerings, it is one of the rarest, with only a hundred or so
examples known to exist.
Several dozen examples of automobilia, along with some desirable
vehicles, were offered from the estate of Paul Kunkel. A lifelong car
Superb Collector Models of
Market price for a blunt nose.
Uncompromising Quality CMA
Jaguar D-Type, LM '57 winner
Custom-built to order.
Custom building services.
1932 Chrysler Imperial Speedster
Previous sold-out limited
enthusiast, he maintained a residence in London as well as in Michigan,
which may explain how a gas pump globe from a little-known company
from Kansas City, Missouri, ended up in an auction in London. The
globe was from the White Eagle Company that, from 1919 until 1935,
operated gas stations in 11 Midwestern states. It then merged with
Socony-Vacuum and later came under the Mobil banner.
The vast majority of gas pump globes consist of two round lenses
and a body that is either five or eight inches wide. Some earlier examples
were molded one-piece glass and later versions were made out of plastic.
The White Eagle globe, however, was a cast glass eagle that was about 18
inches in height.
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The White Eagle Company, named after the leader of the Ponca
Tribe, had a large iron eagle in front of their stations and illuminated glass
eagles on top of the gas pumps. From 1924 through 1932 the eagles
appeared in three versions. The earliest, in use from 1924 on, had a blunt
nose and very little detail. Another version, in use during the same
period, had more detail, along with a pointed nose and a casting mark
that ran around the throat. It is known as the cut-throat version. The
third version, in use for only a couple of years, had a pointed nose and
even more detail.
Values in the US have been fairly consistent over the past few years.
For the later two versions, $1,600 to $1,800 has been the retail number
and the more common blunt nose version, which was auctioned by
Bonhams, has been hovering around the $1,200 mark. With a reserve of
just $290-$535, it appeared that some collector would get a very good
deal and be able to double his money by sunup in America.
Alas, this blunt nose globe brought $1,168, exactly in line with the
retail market in the States. Between widely distributed auction catalogs,
on-line listings, fax machines and e-mails, it is becoming increasingly
difficult to steal interesting pieces of automobilia at rock-bottom prices.
I suppose we'll all have to go back to stopping at roadside souvenir
stands to paw through piles of dusty junk, looking for that elusive great
find. Just like in the good old days.•
Sports Car Market
1973-75 Kawasaki Z1 900
ntroduced in the fall of
1972, Kawasaki's 82hp,
903-cc Z1 forged
an entirely new market
segment. The bike offered
what enthusiasts had
been longing for: a big-displacement
electric start and a fivespeed
gearbox. Its rakish
profile exuded sex appeal,
which went well with the
raucous tenor roar from the
four flared-tip chromed exhausts.
The Z1 was, for a time, the
fastest mass-production motorcycle
in the world. Quarter-mile
times in the low 12s and a top
speed of 130 mph plus made the
Z1, with its $1,900 sticker, the
obvious bang-for-buck choice.
And with some easy modifications,
owners could make the bike
While it was an instant sales
the rear swing-arm bushings,
which weren't firm enough and
lasted only a short time (retrofit
upgrades are available). The four
slide-type Mikuni carbs required
frequent synchronization, and
throttle response was inconsistent.
Also, some riders complain that
the Z1 's range is too short: The
4.7-gallon fuel tank won't allow
much more than 100 miles
Ease of maintenance and
reliability are Z 1 strengths.
Nearly all maintenance can be
done without removing the
engine. The engine, clutch and
gearbox are well designed and
problems are rare.
success with the horsepower segment
of the motorcycle community,
the Z1 was not a good choice
for inexperienced riders. Its powerful
engine was crammed into a
barely adequate chassis that was
described as "spaghetti-like" and
"scary at the handling limits."
Clever Z1 owners found a way to
stiffen the frame with the judicious
use of gussets and bracing.
Other Z1 weaknesses included
The Z1 's big-displacement
engine was tuned to be
robust at the low- and midrev
ranges, so they aren't
fussy about what gear you're using.
The bike is at its best on a
smooth, straight stretch of road.
Zls have never been expensive
or exclusive, but that's much of
their appeal. Prices for well-kept
examples are not likely to increase
appreciably due to the sheer number
produced, but they'll never go
down in value either.
When shopping for a Z1, carefully
inspect the frame for dam-
age and rust. Avoid any that appear
tired or abused. High miles
aren't a problem as long as the
bike has been serviced consistently.
Listen for crank knock with
a stethoscope—an early sign of
engine failure. Parts are easy to
find and service is relatively inexpensive.
Though far from perfect, the
Z 1 was a groundbreaking design
for its time—and the inspiration
for more than a decade of
1973-74, Z1 & Z2 combined
Cost of full service/tune
Left rear section,
near bottom of plunger
Engine # .... Right side of crankcase,
below carbs on boss
Perfect Zlowner: Experienced rider,
Fun to ride
Ease of maintenance
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r Mystery Photo
trators, Fred and Lamont, and
has unlimited use of their expensive
Ferrari by Bubba
After the conclusion of the race, the Olym-
pic Committee decided it was definitely time to
add prancing horses to their list of athletes to be
tested for steroids.—Mark Reisman, Napa, CA
"And I want to see your EPA permit."—
Bob Bayuk, Annandale, NJ
Magnum, E.T.—Pete Pavich, San Jose, CA
Enzo, we just gave you that new demo and
you already trashed it! —Bill Wells, Bloomfield
Remakes are all the rage. WB Network announced
their new show, "Magnum, P.U.", a
hybrid of the popular '80s television shows,
"Magnum, P.I." and "Sanford and Son." The
main character of the show, Rollo Magnum, is a
security agent/bodyguard. Rollo lives in the
guesthouse of father and son junkmen/perpe-
Down under, Enzo is kind
of a role model in reverse.—
Bob Lynn, Kewaskum, WI
The Hunt Brothers' first
attempt at a hot rod; it was
all they could come up with
on short notice. —Marni
Lynn, Kewaskum, WI
What a waste of a pair of
perfectly good chrome
zoomies.—Gary Ott, Chester
When the Ferrari dealership
gave him a $30k estimate
to rebuild his engine, Steve
thought he'd talk to the guys at the local speed
shop to see if they could do the work. For
$10k less and three times the horsepower,
Steve thought he could live with the "minor
modifications" they needed to make to get the
job done.—Bill Moran, Springfield, IL
Bob Norwood's series of project cars
reaches its logical conclusion.—Tim Hanson,
Here's a rare photo from the Targa Florio
Nationals of Donaldo "Ii Serpente" Prudomo,
racing a slightly modified Maranello machine.
He's the little-known Sicilian cousin of the wellknown
US drag racer Don Prudhomme. —
Michael Ingegno, Oakland, CA
In a surprise move designed to penetrate
deeper into the American market, Pininfarina
hires Bubba "Big Daddy" Johnson as the new
head of styling.—Kurt Anderson, Topanga, CA
Pinin-flame-inia,—Mark Strohauer, via e-
I don't know which is spinning faster—
this car's wheels or Enzo in his grave.—Walter
Scott, Paget, Bermuda
Lagging 35 years behind the American
manufacturers, Ferrari finally equaled Western
technology with cars that are fast off the
line but can't corner.—Rob Lay, Dallas, 7X
This rare vehicle is the Furmari 878 STB
(Short Trip Berlinetta). —Darryl B.
Northington, Kennett Square, PA
Now that's a prancing horse! —Jeff
Allison, Atlanta, GA
Growing tired of having his doors sucked
off by Mazda RX-7s and 5-liter Mustangs,
Jay was recently overheard saying "Now I'll
show 'em what an entry-level Ferrari can really
do."—Jay Barone, Milford, CT
Dominica! Dominica! Dominica!—Mike
Cudahy, Milwaukee, WI
Quick in the quarters, rotten into the corners.—Tom
Bush, Mauston, WI
Bob was disappointed when his smoky
burnout on to the lawn at the Cavallino Classic
only caused three judges to have heart attacks.—Dave
Scagnelli, Bergenfield, NJ
Magnum, DUI.—Michael Blount, Chesa-
And this month's winner of a sure-to-be
collectible 1/18th scale model from Dave
Kinney 's USAppraisal is Dave Scagnelli, for
his understanding of the sensitive nature of
Ferrari concours judges.—ED.•
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Sales This Issue
1. '61 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Comp Coupe, $1,008,088, B
2. '72 Ferrari 365 GTS/4A Daytona Rdstr, $424,983, B
3. '72 Ferrari 365 GTS/4A Daytona Rdstr, $404,625 B
4. '59 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Rdstr, $397,706 B
5. '66 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Aluminum Coupe, $247,667 B
6. '85 Ferrari 288 GTO Coupe, $223,797 B
7. '66 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Coupe, $206,748, B
8. '63 Ferrari 250 GI Lusso Coupe, $186,289, B
9. '65 Ferrari 275 GTS Roadster, $152,189, B
10. '65 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Coupe, $152,189, B
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SCM 1-6 Scale Condition Rating
1: National concours standard/perfect.
2: Very good, dub 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: A non-running car in wretched physical condition
that is probably only good for parts.
Palace Hotel, Gstaad, Switzerland
December 18-20, 2001
Auctioneer: Robert Brooks
Number of automotive lots: 34
Number of automotive lots sold: 27
0.0"...11.Sale rate: 79%
Sale total: $4,379,970
High: Lot #279,
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB coupe, sold for
$1,008,088, including buyer's premium
Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 16%
on first $80,000, 11% thereafter
Report by Richard Hudson-Evans
Market opinions in italics
he Bonhams (formerly Bonhams
& Brooks, which was formerly
Brooks Europe) annual all-Ferrari
fixture at glitzy Gstaad, with
the snow-capped Swiss-mountain
backdrop, once again proved
to be a powerful magnet for prancing horse
faithful. Ferraristi packed the Palace Hotel
ballroom/salesroom and a TV link served the
overflow bar area. However, all three big-money,
early 1950s Ferraris failed to sell under Robert
Brooks's hammer, although the 1954375 Mille
Miglia Berlinetta Competizione auction star
(which was fired up in the ballroom during
viewing, and sounded truly magnificent) is
expected to find anew home, post-block, in the
$2m-$2.5m range, according to the auction
It was therefore left to a clearly much eventenjoyed
1961 250 GT short-wheelbase with
much period and retro history, some of it rather
macabre and involving the death at its wheel of
Swiss gentleman driver and first owner Walther
Lambert, to become the top-priced seller at
$1,008,088. A most authentic-looking GTO
replica, which employed a 1962 250 GTE donor
and was well executed by Favre in France,
raised a better-than-expected $135,139.
A pair of 1972 365 GTS/4A Daytona
Spyders, both genuine Pininfarina-bodied open
cars, attracted strong bidding, with a low mileage
right-hand drive costing $424,985 and a
concours-even-underneath left-hand drive
$404,525. By contrast, and of the same vintage,
a Stamm-converted Daytona was unsold,
having been abandoned at $104,449, while
$57,710 was accepted for an Autokraft chop
of a GTC/4.
Interestingly, a great deal of "new money"
was being bid in the room, with a young City of
London bond dealer splashing out $397,706 on
the ex-Luigi Innocenti/Mario del Monaco 1959
250 GT long-wheelbase California Spyder,
which gathered rust in a Louisiana scrapyard
for 15 years. It was rescued in 1987 when a
five-year Terry Hoyle restoration began.
"The buyers are getting younger," Bonhams
European president Simon Kidston told SCM.
"The new owner of the 250 GT SWB is in his
mid-30s and will race it in 2002. One collector,
who is building up a very important collection,
bought five cars. The young London trader
who bought the 250 GT California to great
applause, on the other hand, was a newcomer.
He and his friends spent most of the night
following the auction celebrating in Gstaad
before partying on in Monaco."
The auctioneers had every reason to be
bullish about their event. For in the jewelry
section, two important diamond rings, unsold
by other houses in London and St. Moritz at
the same reserve, both found buyers in this
sale at $353,591 and $135,169, respectively.
While during the Ferrari-themed automobilia
portion of the sale, the $52,839 invested in the
wood rim from the Dino 246 GP car held by
Mike Hawthorn, when the Englishman finished
second at Casablanca to clinch the 1958 World
Championship, has become the new world
record for a steering wheel.
Perhaps the most poignant sign of optimism
in the face of so many gloomy indices in
the financial markets of the real world was
when the principal of a Swiss race team flew
in not one Ferrari by helicopter, as last year,
but two cars by helicopter for a frozen poolside
drinks party. As if such ostentation was not
enough, this major player went on to pay
$247,667 for a 1966 275 GTB/6C aluminumbodied
coupe in the auction. The pre-Christmas
economy of Gstaad was fully functioning
#265-1951 FERRARI 212 LE MANS
Coupe. Body by Touring. S/N 0112E. Red/
black. RHD. Odo: 34,870 lcms. Okayish paint,
poorly masked around windows. Fabric window
channel beginning to fray. Driver's lowback
bucket seat in need of retrim. Cracked
wood rim steering wheel. Cond: 3+. NOT
SOLD AT $737,289. Early Mille Miglia
Sports Car Market
CLASSIC CORVETTE REGISTER
T H E MARK E f P L.iCE
SHOWCASING THE NATION'S PREMIERE
Split Window Coupe
ORVETTES MARKETED EXCLUSIVELY THOUGH CORVETTE MIKE.
1967 Corvette Convertible 42 - , 435 Red with Black
interior head rest seats, side exhaust, Bloomington Gold
Award. Formerly of the Otis Chandler and other muscle
1963 Corvette Split window coupe 327/340 horse power
Silver with Black interior, knock off wheels, frame off
restored in very nice condition.$44,900
1969 Chevrolet El Camino
N( RS Top Flight 427 450hp Red/Red very original
including a copy of the original window sticker from
Harry Mann Chevrolet, protect() plate and owner history,
1969 Chevrolet El Camino 44 Trophies Red with flame!-.
tach gauges, buckets, console, leather, 350 full power,
Gaylord cover with a finished bed. si9,900
1953 Corvette car #14, reported to be the first Corvette
sold new, newspaper and magazine articles Avritten on
the history of this one of a kind time piece. The 50th
anniversary vill be here this summer! Priced sub $100k
CORVETTE MIKE1 ifrde :arior
NV W NV .corvettemike.com
1965 Corvette Convertible 327 365 Rally Red with Black
interior 4-speed, numbers match, very nice original car
that is a joy to drive $39,900
(89(t), 3‘ 7-VETT
SCM MARKET REPORT: BONHAMS GSTAAD
history followed by much well-charted Australian
exercise was not enough to secure a buyer
for one ofseveral early models tollounder here.
1952 FERRARI 375 Single Seater.
S/N 02. Red/peacock blue. No odometer fitted.
LWB Fl car in which Johnny Parsons failed
fections. Grubby but perfectly acceptable
interior. Full synchro box with overdrive.
Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $397,706. A reconstruction,
albeit nicely done, with a non-original
drivetrain. Last sold by Brooks Europe in
Monaco, May, 2000, for $443,367 (SCM
GOLD #9694). (About a 50% discount from
an unmolested car—ED.)
1960 FERRARI 250 GT SII
Cabriolet. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 1805.
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concerned, and was especially attractive because
it was not a US-style trailer queen, but
a real race car
1962 FERRARI 250 GTO REPLICA
Coupe. Body by Favre. S/N 03839. Red/blue.
LHD. Based on a 250 GTE chassis. Drysumped
with 5-speed ribbed box. Last changed
hands in 1999 Gstaad auction for $155,000
to qualify for 1952 Indy 500. Well presented
with good detailing following latest Tony
Merrick rebuild, prompted by shunt during
1998 demo run at Imola. Finned brake drums.
Lots of retro event invites assured. Cond: 1-.
NOT SOLD AT $860,169. With no estimate
released, it was difficult to value this rarity with
any accuracy. What was certain was that there
was nobody here for it at anywhere near this
presumably insufficient figure.
1954 FERRAR137511111LLE MIGLIA
Competition Coupe. Body by Pininfarina.
S/N 0416AM. White/brown. RHD. Odo:
33,217 lcms. Spotless paint with original interior.
Starred with Sophia Loren in the 1956
White/magnolia. LHD. Odo: 60,940 miles. Last
restored in US in 1997. Paint and interior only
average. Windshield trim crudely reassembled.
Cond: 2. SOLD AT $107,860. Below-estimate
bid was wisely accepted, which was enoughfor
this Ferrari. Great PF Cabs can come close to
$150,000, but shaggy ones struggle to get to
1960 FERRARI 250 GT SII Coupe.
Body by Pininfarina. 2027GT. Smoke gray/
black. LHD. Odo: 536 miles. On sale in L.A. in
(SCM GOLD #3839). Touched-in chips to
paint. Completely stripped interior. One
headlamp fairing glass cracked. Cond: 2+.
SOLD AT $135,139. Really very authentic looking
and said to drive as well as the genuine
article, but for a fraction of the price. In this
case, the bidding battle ended in $18,000 more
being paid than forecast. (A sure winner at the
next replicar convention.—ED.)
1962 FERRARI 250 GTE 2+2 Coupe.
Body by Pininfarina. S/N 3571. Silver metallic/tan.
LHD. Odo: 20,065 kms. Via Belgium,
movie "The Fortune of Being a Woman."
Owned by Carl Bross and Ken Hutchison before
passing into Swiss vendor's hands in 1986
for a sympathetic refurb. 1991 winner of originality
award at Louis Vuitton. Cond: 1-. NOT
SOLD AT $1,966,102. This was one dropdead
gorgeous machine that barked into gloriously
sonic life during viewing, but, suprisingly,
failed to hook a buyer under gavel. Afiersale
must be likely.
#255-1959 FERRARI 250 GT LWB
California Roadster. Body by Scaglietti.
S/N 1411 GT. Midnight blue/burgundy.
LHD. Odo: 23,580 miles. Owned by Luigi
Innocenti, then Mario del Monaco. Rescued
from a US scrapyard in 1986, fully restored
in UK by Terry Hoyle. Minor paint imper-
Car in which Swiss racer Walther Lambert
was killed after a hill climb. Lots of period
and recent retro event history. Marked paint
with speed chips to front. Evidence of masking.
Grubby, dull Borranis. Silverstone
scrutineering stickers. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT
$1,008,088. Ifyou cannot afford a GTO, then
a 250 GT SWB is the next best road/track
Ferrari. This one was correctly valued by all
1973, sans engine. Current non-original unit
fitted in Italy during its last restoration in
1980s. Paint good. Nardi wheel. Interior and
engine bay clean. Highly polished Borranis.
Rear fender beaten straightish. Cond: 2+.
SOLD AT $51,253. Nice example of a classic
V12 that rightly made mid-estimate money. With
the original engine, might have brought another
petition Coupe. Body by Scaglietti. S/N
2443GT. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 98,452 miles.
Georgia USA (1991) and UK, where it was
last restored in 1999. Well repainted. Excellent
chrome. Trim and carpets renewed, though
woodrim varnish has worn away. Well detailed
underhood. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $60,801.
Nicely presented and said to be "on button."
Dogged telephone contest resulted in top dollar
resultfor type. Good to see these most handsome
2+2s regaining their value.
1961 FERRARI 250 GT SWB Com1963
FERRARI 250 GT LUSSO
Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 5359.
Silver metallic/black. MD. Odo: 5,141 kms.
Acquired in 1988 in US as an incomplete
project by the Swiss vendor. Fabulously restored
by Bruno Wyss with Luppi
retrim, with everything still very sharp ten
years later. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $186,289. The
car in the best condition at this auction, which
deservedly raised just over top guide price.
Lussos have been out offavor for the past decade;
perhaps this indicates a resurgence of
interest—at least for a brilliantly done one.
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#280-1963 FERRARI 400 SII LWB
SUPERAMERICA Coupe. Body by
Pininfarina. S/N SA4679. Golden sand metallic/black.
LHD. Odo: 36,413 miles. Ex-Albert
Obrist and Hans Thulin collections. Retrimmed
in US pre-1988. Repainted and Borranis rechromed
in Italy in 1994. Period Motorola radio,
luggage straps on rear deck, front nudge
bar and fender louvres all present. Headlamp
covers crazed. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT
$319,492. Suprisingly, consideringfully charted
history and fine condition, nobody was prepared
to match the $337,924 required. (SAs
are hugely attractive and competent cars, and
until now, have had great success in the marketplace.—ED.)
#264-1963 FERRARI 250 GTE 2+2 Coupe.
Body by Pininfarina. S/N 4745. Black/red.
LHD. Odo: 1,853 kms. Said to have been Swissbased
from new. Paint, brightwork and engine
bay are all fairly presentable. Rather obvious
retrim. Dull wheels. Cond: 2. SOLD AT
$53,299. Decent price forthcoming for what
appeared to be a sound and working example
of one of only 950 250 GTEs built. However,
the silver car (Lot #273), forjust $6,000 more,
was a better deal.
#251-1965 FERRARI 275 GTS Roadster.
Body by Pininfarina. S/N 07345. Yellow/black.
LHD. Odo: 1,794 miles. Last restored by
Crepaldi of Milan and only 1,000 miles since.
Minor touched-in chips to otherwise excellent
paint. Windshield surround trim detaching.
Engine very clean. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT
$152,189. Price was about right, especially in
the desirable Giallo Fly. Asking prices in the
US can reach $200k, but getting that much for
one can be a struggle.
#257-1965 FERRARI 275 GTB/6C Coupe.
Body by Pininfarina. SiN 7269. Red/black.
LHD. Odo: 86,205 miles. Uprated to long-
Factory roll bar and external fuel filler. Arrived
at auction via the US West Coast and, more
recently, Holland. Sharp paint, brightwork and
Borranis. Cracked original leather. Well presented
engine bay. Sticking brakes declared. Cond: 2+.
SOLD AT $247,667. The price was marketcorrect
for this ultra-rare example of the most
sought-after 275 GTB variant. This car will appreciate
at thebrefront of the GTB line, due to
its scarcity and competition potential.
#253-1966 FERRARI 275 GTB/6C Coupe.
Body by Pininfarina. SiN 08951. Red/black.
LHD. Odo: 10,070 kms. First owned by Bill
Harrah of Reno. Last fully restored in 1990s in
Europe. Paint, brightwork, interior and engine
bay are all without fault. Outer-laced GTB/Ctype
Borranis. One headlamp fairing cracked.
repainted with evidence of masking. Piece of
headlamp sealing strip missing. Marked, dull
Borranis. Period Pioneer radio. Cond:
2-. SOLD AT $25,658. Near mid-estimate
valuation for this Ferrari in possibly the least
popular color. (While the 330 GT may be a
better car mechanically than the 250 GTE, its
"whupped by an ugly stick" styling hurts it in
#276-1966 FERRARI 275 GTB/6C ALUMINUM
Coupe. Body by Scaglietti. S/N
08067. Yellow/black. LHD. Odo: 63,000 miles.
nose. Door handles, window and gutter chrome
pitted. Rust-scabbed front quarter panel. Still
original interior. Engine bay presentation only
fair. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $152,189. Fair enough
price for a car with some interesting bits added
on to it. Can the new ownerjust enjoy it or will
he bury himself in yet another "make the shop
#252-1965 FERRARI 330 GT Mk I 2+2
Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 6771. Dark
gray/black. LHD. Odo: 107,327 kms. Thickly
2001 Tour Auto exercised. Cond: I. SOLD AT
$206,748. This car—thefifihfrom the last twocam
built--achieved the minimum forecast.
Worth $10,000 or so more, I thought, especially
as it was fully fettled and ready to use.
#275-1966 FERRARI 330 GTC Coupe.
S/N 8811. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 41,781 kms.
Optional A/C. Possibly first owned by singer
Dean Martin. Very well presented paint,
brightwork, interior and engine bay. Borranis
and Nardi wheel. Car was only spoiled by the
nasty speed mirror on the driver's door. Schibler
maintained. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $82,625. Nice
example correctly valued. 330 GTCs, despite
their bland styling, continue to hold their own
in the marketplace. Most Ferrrari enthusiasts
declare them lobe the best driving vintage V12.
#278-1969 FERRARI 365 GTC Coupe.
Body by Pininfarina. S/N 12325. Blue metallic/black.
LHD. Odo: 83,936 miles. Threeowner
car. Paint sound. Pitted rear chrome.
Miniature cracks to original leather. Full service
history since 1976. Cond: 2. SOLD AT
$87,399. Just 150 of these larger-engine variants
were built. This price, just $5k more than
the 330 GTC, should be considered a bargain.
#270-1972 FERRARI 365 GTS/4A
DAYTONA Roadster. Body by Pininfarina.
S/N 15535. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 26,043 kms.
Optional A/C. Passport stamped by Lebanon,
Canada, France, Italy and Switzerland. Sport
Car of Milan restored. Very sharp paint and
trim. Shiny Borranis. Engine bay better than
new. Concours-level underside. Cond: 1. SOLD
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AT $404,625. A stunning example that wouldn't
have surprised at $25k more. Factory Daytona
Spyders are the ultimate '70s supercar for image
and panache—even fthe coupes make better
#261-1972 FERRARI 365 GTS/4A
DAYTONA Roadster. Body by Pininfarina.
S/N 15936. Dino blue metallic/blue with black
inserts. RI-ID. Odo: 15,906 miles. Retro-fit
in average condition resulted in tepid bidding
and a no-sale.
#271-1973 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO
Targa Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N
06884. Red/tan. LHD. Odo: 3,931 kms. Last
A/C installed in UK. One of only seven RHD
factory-opened Daytonas. Roller blind sun visors.
Previously owned in Monaco, Canada,
South Africa and UK. Modena Engineering restored
in 1985. Repainted and top renewed in
2000. Very clean engine bay and Borranis.
Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $424,983. Near the lower
estimate was accepted, which is afar cry from
the $2m plus a similar car brought in the late
#277-1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4
DAYTONA Roadster. Body by Pininfarina.
SN 15243. Red/tan with black inserts. LHD.
Odo: 24,413 miles. Old Straman conversion.
restored in the mid-1990s. Touched-in stone
chips to front. Slightly soiled interior. Cond:
2+. NOT SOLD AT $52,225. The $60,000
being sought was over-ambitious to begin
with. In Europe, a targa-top Ferrari in this
condition would do well to attract more than
$40,000. (In the US, give it a huge detailing,
and $60k would be attainable. It 's all in the
#283-1974 FERRARI 365 6T4/BB Coupe.
Body by Scaglietti. S/N 17969. Red/magnolia
with black inserts. LHD. Odo: 38,428 miles.
Faultless paint, brightwork and Borranis.
Milky windshield corner. Grubby interior and
scuffed seats. Very good engine bay. Cond:
1-. NOT SOLD AT $104,449. However well
chopped, it did not impress the Gstaad set and
the $120,000 required was unobtainable.
(While chopped Daytonas may be huge bargains
in terms of appearance value per dollar
they are a hard sell to a sophisticated audience.—ED.)
#284-1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4 Coupe.
Body by Pininfarina. S/N 14731. Blue/black.
LHD. Odo: 98,149 miles. Poor repaint. Rubber
seals around the quarter-lights cracked, with bits
Milky windshield edge. Trunk lid trim unglued
and hanging down. Cond: 2. SOLD AT
$19,324. Only just scraped away for the minimum
required, making this the cheapest way
to buy a Ferrari at Gstaad (By US standards,
a huge result that could not be duplicated over
here. There are just too many GT4s, all restored
in 1992, for sale.—ED.)
missing. Very worn and marked interior, albeit
original. Scruffy knock-offs. Cond: 3+. NOT
SOLD AT $23,348. In such exalted quality company,
this tired item was destined to struggle—
and it did The combination ofan unloved model
#262-1979 FERRARI 308 GT/C Competition
Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. SN 26645.
Red/black. RHD. GRP panels. Michelotto 5speed
close-ratio box. AP competition brakes.
Race chips touched-in. Cleanish bolt-rims shod
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Good paint, including the easily marked black
sills. Stone chips to wheels. Cracked sidelamp
cover. Clean interior. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT
$51,253. 4.4-liter, four-cam, flat-12, 360 bhp
at 7,000 rpm for just $51k. One of the most
exciting of all Ferraris and, when landed for
this sort of money, probably one of the most
#281-1977 FERRARI 308 GT4 Coupe.
Body by Bertone. S/N 12718. Bright blue/metallic.
LHD. Odo: 12,718 miles. Cosmetically
refurbished in 1995. Paint still unmarked.
Low mileage likely to be genuine. Cond: 2+.
SOLD AT $27,083. Even though near top-estimate
price was paidfor this all-original example
from the last year of the more desirable/practical-to-own
carbureted GTS production, this was
probably the best value in the sale.
#269-1982 FERRARI 308 GTBi Coupe.
Body by Pininfarina. S/N 38755. Red/tan. LHD.
with very low-profile race rubber. Full cage
and door bars in red by Safety Devices. Highback
buckets with Luke harnesses. Cond: 3+.
SOLD AT $47,750. Mid-estimate money was
forthcomingfor clearly on-button piece ofrace
regulation-compliant kit. Might still be capable
of bringing home odd podium pot, but more
likely has Track Day future.
#282-1980 FERRARI 308 GTS Targa
Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 26287. Brown
metallic/tan with vertical inserts. LHD. Odo:
29,425 kms. Good paint. Slightly marked
wheels. Interior slightly soiled, though original.
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Odo: 96,183 lcms. A/C. Color change from white
with good repaint, but ragged masking lines
around windows. Fresh retrim by Luppi. Engine
allegedly just rebuilt by Tony Auto of
Modena. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $19,955. Offered
at no reserve and knocked down for midestimate.
About right for a tarted-up, steel-bodied,
injected 308GTB left hooker (Americans
will pay more for injected cars than carbureted
ones, sacrificing performance for ease ofmaintenance.—ED.)
#254-1984 FERRARI 512 BBi Coupe.
Body by Pininfarina. S/N 49313. Red with
black sills/champagne with horizontal black
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inserts. LHD. Odo: 4,450 kms. Period-correct
Blaupunkt. Appeared to be absolutely as
originally supplied to Arab sheik, who only
used it for Geneva crawling. Slightly dirty
interior and worn paint on wheels. Cond: 1-.
SOLD AT $71,714. Six bidders contested this
unrepeatable Berlinetta Boxer, with the winner
having to pay $10,000 over the top estimate.
Last sold for $70,126 by Brooks Europe,
May, 2000 (SCM GOLD #4714).
#259-1985 FERRARI 288 GTO Coupe.
Body by Pininfarina. SN LITPA16B000055683.
Red/black. LHD. Odo: 3,589 miles. A/C retrofitted
by Moto-Technique in UK, which
Palm Springs, California
November 17-18, 2001
Auctioneer: Gene Ratcliffe
Number of automotive lots: 328
Number of automotive lots sold: 189
Sale rate: 57.6%
Sale total: $2,369,955
High: Lot #178, 1986 Porsche Gemballa,
sold for $72,450, including buyer's premium
Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 5%
maintained the car. All glossy (after declared
2001 accident damage repairs). Cond: 1-.
SOLD AT $223,797. Very retail. This was,
after all, one of only 200 288 GTOs built, and
one of the rarest road-going Ferraris of the
past 35 years. (Last sold by Brooks Europe,
May 2000, for $228,787. Odometer then reported
as showing 11,000 miles. SCM GOLD
#272-1989 FERRARI 328 GTB Coupe.
Body by Pininfarina. SN ZFICA1950000811.
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Anthracite metallic/dark blue. LHD. Odo: 775
kms. Factory A/C. Virtually unused and perfect.
Cam belts renewed in 2000. Ex-Albert
Obrist, who paid $66,866 for it in 1989. Cond:
1. SOLD AT $49,890. Top estimate money was
rightly achieved although, once driven in the
real world, this valuation would be severely
depreciated (GTBs have a limited market in
the US, though this as-new car might have
brought a bit more here.—ED.)
#250-1989 FERRARI BB TESTAROSSA
Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. SN
ZFFAA17B0000800. White/magnolia. LHD.
Odo: 21,000 kms. Recently repainted and
retrirnmed with all engine belts changed. Cond:
2+. SOLD AT $32,073. Auctioneers and vendor
were hoping for at least $5,000 more, but
were disappointed Unfashionable color depressed
price. (Imagine, in the same auction, a
V8 328 GTB making nearly $20k more than a
12-cylinder TR. The market speaks.—ED.)•
Martins and a variety of muscle cars. There was
something for every taste; a restored Corvair
rampside pickup went home with a new owner
for $9,450. The auction grounds were crowded,
with Saturday's attendance announced at 11,600.
The ongoing success of McCormick's auctions
can be attributed to a simple, consistent
formula. Gene Ratcliffe (the main auctioneer)
and Keith McCormick have been a team for 15
years, beginning in 1986 with a 190-car auction
that brought in $650,000. McCormick has
carefully grown his business, with his February,
2001, sale reaching a $2.8m total. They
work each car hard without being overly aggressive.
McCormick's post-block team is very
efficient at getting additional deals done, as well.
The totals for this sale were, not surprisingly,
down from last February's impressive
figure. September 11, anthrax-laced letters, tails
falling off commercial airplanes, arising unemployment
rate, war in Afghanistan, a slowdown
in the real estate market and the faltering
stock market don't combine to create the most
appealing climate to buy a collector car. Further,
new cars being available at zero percent
interest can put a damper on the sales of threeto
five-year-old used cars—one of the staples
of McCormick's auctions—as Palm Desert
condo-owners clean out their garages.
On the other hand, there weren't any consignors
trying to dump their cars. The primary
attitude of buyers and sellers both was that of
waiting to see what the next few months would
bring. In the meantime, 189 cars went home
with new owners, and over $2.3m changed
hands—not bad for a weekend's work.—CB.
#129-1971 JAGUAR XKE S111 Convertible.
SN N/A. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 49,018 miles.
sale had more than 300 consignments,
vvith six Ferraris (including
a 355 Fl Spyder), a 2001 BMW
Z8, dozens of Rolls-Royces and
Mercedes-Benzs, a few Aston
Seat leather tired, paint chips and bubbles on
hood, chrome pitted in both front and rear.
Everything needs to be redone, including motor.
Looks terrible on close inspection. Cond:
4-. NOT SOLD AT $19,500. You would bury
yourself restoring it. There are far better cars
out there for the same money.
#374-1971 JAGUAR XKE V12 Coupe.
SN 1S7125YBW. White/black. LHD. Odo:
86,445 miles. Automatic. Rust bubbles on door
and rear decklid. Both doors hang out past rear
quarter panels, indicating possible past body
NOT SOLD AT $13,500.
With questions about body damage and signs
of rust, this is a risky proposition indeed
#189-1984 ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA
Sedan. SN SCFDLOISOETL133. Brown/tan.
LHD. Automatic. Sunroof over rear seats.
Minor paint chips on nose. Panel gaps solid.
Interior looks to be in perfect shape. Straight
body. No rust. Can't fault. Cond: I-. NOT
SOLD AT $21,000. Cost $156,000 new in
1984, or about $270,000 in today's dollars.
Only 25 built per year These would be easier
to sell if it weren't for their scary digital dashboard
The British are about as electrically inclined
as Pop eye programming a computer
#228-1994 JAGUAR XJ8 Convertible.
SN SAJNX274ORC1889. Red/tan. LHD.
Odo: 29,635 miles. Automatic. California car.
Top soiled around rear window. Carpets showing
minor wear. Front spoiler cracked. Other
than that, nice overall. Reserved at $29,000.
Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $23,000. As XK8s
become 'just used cars," they offer a lot of
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performance and style for not much money. The
involvement of Ford, and stringent emission
regulations, mean they will probably go 100,000
miles before starting to disintegrate.
1995 LOTUS ESPRIT TURBO
Coupe. S/N SCCFD30C955HF61. Red/tan.
LHD. Odo: 7,762 miles. Minor sand chips on
and drove okay. But at anything more, its a risk
with little chance of a positive upside.
. NOT SOLD AT $27,000. Poor old
Lotus. Saddled with an archaic design with
interior ergonomics only a contortionist could
love, and a four-cylinder engine with "hand
grenade" engraved on the valve covers. This
bid was not unrealistic.
front bumper. Lower spoiler cracked. Seat
color worn on driver's backrest. Other than
these faults, nice overall. Reserved at $32,500.
1997 ASTON MARTIN DB7 Coupe.
S/N SCFAA2128VK1017. Red/tan with black
piping. LHD. Odo: 8,199 miles. 245/40ZR18
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liner. Door jambs could use more detailing.
Exterior very nice. Engine runs rough and is
hard to start—sounds like it has low compression.
Fluffed up for auction. Cond: 3-. SOLD
AT $5,513. Every time one of these crosses the
block, I can't help but think, "A Ferrari Dino
engine for cheap!" But they're cheap because
you have Ferrari costs wrapped in Fiat tin.
Not quite a fiscally appealing situation.
1972 ISO LELE Coupe. SN 500125.
Red/tan. LHD. Odo: 7,553 miles. Paint chips
1985 PORSCHE CARRERA
Cabriolet. SN WPOEB0916FS1702. Red/tan.
LHD. Odo: 70,355 miles. A/C. Older paint
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starting to fade—color on hood different from
the rest of car. Reserved at $25,000. Cond: 3-.
NOT SOLD AT $19,750. There is no reason
for the factory paint to be fading unless the car
was hit and then poorly refinished.
S/N shows it to be a USA car, which helps, but
it is still just a used car, with thousands of
Carrera Cabs extant. If the bid was real, it
could have been accepted by the seller with no
2001 BMW Z8 Coupe.
Bridgestone tires. Car can't be faulted. Very
well kept and well presented. Cond: 2. NOT
SOLD AT $69,000. It will be interesting to see
([the collector car market treats these like real
Astons, or as rebodied Ford/Jaguars. And will
we ever see James Bond driving one?
1997 JAGUAR XK8 Convertible.
S/N SAGGX2743VC6178. Maroon/biscuit.
LHD. Odo: 69,052 miles. Eagle GS-C Goodyear
255/40ZR19 tires. Aftermarket wheels. Can't
is as new. Can't be faulted. Reserve set at
$155,000. Cond: I
fault, except for high miles. Cond: 2 . SOLD AT
$37,800. Sold post-block The classifieds in most
large cities are full of XK8s, with many coming
off lease. Fair buy, but its value will fall like a
stone as the miles increase.
1961 PORSCHE 356B Convertible.
S/N 200370. Blue/black. LHD. Odo: 25,337
miles. Windshield rubber torn. Roll bar. Wmdow
vent chrome, mirror, door handle chrome
all pitted. New paint, everything else old and
worn. Cond: 3
. NOT SOLD AT $12,500. The
kind of car that makes bidders very, very nervous.
What's under that shiny paint? At the high
bid, it would have been a small bargain (fit ran
Dash leather peeling back. Sold post-block. Reserved
at $14,500. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT
$15,225. High bid of $12,500 first time through.
This may seem cheap, but let's hope the new
owner has a Chilton "How To Tune Your V12
Ferrari" book in his basement.
1983 FERRARI 512 BBi Coupe.
S/N ZFEJA09B0000447. Red/tan. LHD. Odo:
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Window sticker claims new cars are selling for
$150,000 to $225,000. SCM knows better Today
there are many for sale below $150,000.
Maybe the window sticker was put on 10 months
ago when the market-correct price was $150k.
#325-1967 FIAT DINO Coupe.
S/N 135AC0000605. Red/black. LH:D. Odo:
88,025 miles. Three Webers. California car.
New paint, chrome, carpets, headliner and trunk
. NOT SOLD AT $125,000.
SN WBAEJ13411AW610. Black/black. LHD.
Odo: 567 miles. With such low mileage, this car
everywhere. Interior worn and stained. Carpets
mismatched. Door jambs old and crusty.
Trunk smells like old gas, interior just smells
old. Door handles pitted. Everywhere you
look, the car needs attention. Cond: 4-. SOLD
AT $9,607. Do Leles in good condition even
exist? As bargain-basement exotics, they've
often had penurious owners and have become
cheap, tawdry exotics. $9,000-$12,000 is all
the money for a Lele.
1974 DETOMASO PANTERA
Coupe. Body by Ghia. S/N THPNNK06413.
Red/black. LHD. Odo: 38,755 miles. Factory
Campagnolos. Paint looks nice. Front bumper
chips. Overall, a good clean Pantera that can be
driven with few concerns. Reserved at $25,000.
Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $19,950. This was a very
good buy ([there are no bad surprises lurking
unseen. By now, all the factory-designed electrical
and cooling system gremlins have been
solved by patient owners, and the Ford
powerplcmt offers performance without expense.
1979 FERRARI 400 GT Coupe.
S/N 20471. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 62,365
miles. Stainless steel scratched. Door handles
pitted. Bumper rubber torn. Door rubber torn.
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reserve on this one. On the other hand, with
any reserve, he probably wouldn 't have sold
the car As a parts car a terrific buy. As anything
1990 FERRARI 348 TS Targa.
S/N ZFFFG36A0L60871. White/black. LHD.
. NOT SOLD AT $37,500. Last seen at RM
Meadowbrook in August, 2000, where it was a
no-sale at $55,000 (SCM GOLD #10544).
Perfect Boxers can still get close to $100,000. But
those with needs are very, very difficult to sell.
27,067 miles. Slight wear to interior. Minor
flaws in paint, with cracks on right door. Curb
rash on all wheels. Nothing special, just your
typical 512 BBi. Reserved at $65,000. Cond:
1988 ALFA ROMEO GRADUATE
Spider. S/N ZARBA5648J10623. Beige/tan.
LHD. Odo: 118,991 miles. Seats torn. All books
and records. Original paint with some chips
20,000 miles. Last car of the sale. A very nice,
low-mile example, with only small signs of use.
Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $57,750. High bidder on
Lot #347 (white 348) wanted a red Ferrari, so
Keith McCormick sent his own personal ride
across the block, and sold it. Market price. Now,
let's see what Keith buys next.
1998 FERRARI F355 Spyder.
S/N ZFFXA48AXWO1108. Yellow/black.
LHD. Odo: 16,877 miles. Minor oil spray on
rear deck lid means the car was driven to the
Odo: 24,333 miles. Later model 225/35ZR18
Pirelli P-Zero tires. Can't fault condition but,
with its side vents, looks like an outdated
Testarossa. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT
$49,500. Well, even Pininfarina can't get it right
every time. The Toyota-like 348 has become a
stylistic orphan that struggles in the marketplace.
Get a 328 or a 355 instead, and don't
worry about explaining what you own. Fair
1990 FERRARI 348 TS Targa.
SN ZFFFG36A6L00874. Red/tan. LHD. Odo:
sale and is not a trailer queen. High miles for a
Ferrari this young. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT
$105,000. 355 Spyders are the new entry-level
modern Ferraris for those whose stock options
are still worth something. While this bid
was on the low side, it wasn't crazy insulting.
And what about that oil spray? Is that a tribute
to the old V12 models?
and dings. Broken windshield. A tired old Alfa
offered with no reserve. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT
$1,943. Seller was very gutsy to not place a
1972 Porsche 917-10
factory car. 1972 Can-Am
Championship winner. 5-liter
aluminum/magnesium 12 cyl.
twin-turbo 920 hp, rebuilt engine.
Restored in 1998 by
Vasek Polak Racing. Spare
normally aspirated 5.4-liter engine
and body molds. A fast
and reliable car in excellent
1955 Jaguar short-nose D-Type
Colonel Ronnie Hoare's personal
road car. Excellent, very
original 3.4 liter example. Mild
and correct restoration
recently.completed. All matching
engine & gearbox. Very nice
condition in all respects with
concealed drivers side roll hoop.
Under 20K original documented
miles. Some UK race history.
Extensive records and detail.
1999 FERRARI 355 Fl Berlinetta.
S/N ZFFXAH1A1X01139. Blue/tan. LHD.
Odo: 1,959 miles. Automatic. Very nice overall.
Can't fault at all. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT
$115,000. Blue may be a handsome color but
red is what the market wants. Late-model exotics
like this rarely do well at auction—there
1997 Ferrari F310-B
Michael Schumacher drove
this very car to victory at Monaco
and Spa and finished 4th in Hungary
& Spain during his bid to win
the 1997 World Championship
for Ferrari. A perfect example of a
modern, winning F
1 car. Fully
restored by the Ferrari F-1 factory
to race-ready condition.
Many new parts, spare wheels,
tools and equipment to operate.
2998cc, 75 deg. V10 with an
estimated 700 HP @ 18,000
RPM! Carbon-composite tub &
body. A perfectly presented, original
machine with truly spectacular
SCM MARKET REPORT: MCCORMICK, PALM SPRINGS
are just too many identical ones for sale at the
#248-1931 HUDSON INDY Pace Car. SN
N/A. Aluminum/black. RHD. Very nice patina.
Well worn, but appropriate for this car. A very
are always dozens to choose from. This car
was nothing special, and could have been sold
RAMPSIDE Pickup. S/N 1R124C115648.
Teal and white/gray and teal. LHD. Odo: 4,027
miles. Nice paint, including door jambs. No
1961 CHEVROLET CORVAIR 95
cool racer, if it's the real deal. Cond: 4-. NOT
SOLD AT $23,000. If it's real, take it to
Monterey If it's a fake, take it to your local swap
meet. Hudson guru Ivan Zaremba reports this
car has lots of real bits, but would be a major,
major project to make track ready Last seen at
Kruse's 2000 Scottsdale event as a no-sale.
1951 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION
Convertible. SN 6903544. Red/white with red
piping. LHD. Odo: 78,158 miles. Automatic.
Convertible. SN N/A. White/white and black.
LHD. Odo: 68,579 miles. Automatic. Stainless
bumper end fair. Interior smells old. Rust
. SOLD AT $6,930. A fun car until the
weather turns wet and cold. A ton of eyeball for
not much money
Bright Resale Red. Looks too cute. Parade car
with no side windows or vents. Torpedo nose.
Interior a little ragged. Car appears to be driven
regularly (lots of parades in Palm Springs?).
1956 CADILLAC ELDORADO
dings or dents that usually accompany the typical
pickup bed. California black plates. Dual
exhaust, dual carb. Old-style chrome Cragar
spinner mags. Two tailgates for bed opening.
Aftermarket steering wheel. Cond: 3. SOLD
AT $9,450. Econoline pickups, VW transporters,
and Corvair rampside pickups are all
growing in popularity. Terrible vehicles to drive,
they offer a modicum of quirky practicality. ("I
can get a whole spare drivetrain for the MG in
the back ') Top market price.
Convertible. S/N 106754. Red/black. LHD.
Odo: 54,927 miles. Fuel injection. Older restoration
that has some road rash. Has period-correct
1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
. SOLD AT $35,175. Sold post-block Bid to
$30,000 the first time through. Decent buy on a
*lie, especially if a) it is working properly, and
b) there is some documentation to prove this car
was born injected
American aluminum five-spoke wheels. Cond:
bubbles around wheel wells have a fresh coat
of paint. Some chrome new, some old and pitted.
Reserved at $34,000. Cond: 4. NOT
SOLD AT $27,000. At somewhere around
$30k, this would be a decent buy for a collector
who just wanted to go cruising on weekends.
Enjoy it for a couple of years, sell it for what
you paid for it, then move on.
vertible. S/N N/A. Rose/black and white.
LHD. Odo: 82,135 miles. Automatic. A driver
that is used, but still could be enjoyed as is.
Paint still looks good, but not worth restoring.
A 20-footer. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT
$24,000. If you've got to have a T-Bird, there
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD Con-
stainless and paint recently done. Engine compartment
not as nice, but overall well presented.
Aluminum V8 with four on the floor. Cond: 2.
NOT SOLD AT $7,500. These are cute
Convertible. S/N 012S17790. Red/black.
LFID. Odo: 44,100 miles. Early Skylark that is
well presented. Very cool to look at. Chrome,
doesn't close correctly. Engine compartment
highly detailed. Claimed one-owner, desert car.
California black plates. Dual exhaust, singlebarrel
carbs. Car looks great overall, except for
its cheap vinyl interior. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT
$6,825. Studebaker Hawk fanatics generally
go to the same market therapists as Porsche
928 and Fiat XI/9 owners. They always cry
about how the market doesn't understand their
cars, but become evasive when asked how
much they would pay for one.
SN N/A. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 11,366 miles.
Automatic, 389 c.i., Tri-Power. Factory manifold
vacuum gauge on console. Minor pits on
taillights. Stainless steel trim dings. Redline tires.
1962 BUICK SKYLARK
1964 PONTIAC GTO Coupe.
paint. Overall, a nice example except for pitting
to aluminum on front grille. Cond: 2-. NOT
SOLD AT $16,000. All power and no style.
For these cars to have any value, they must be
fully documented After all, i f you're going to
buy a clone, at least buy one that has some
Coupe. SN 63V12120. Blue with white top/
blue. LHD. Odo: 11,390 miles. Left door
1963 STUDEBAKER GT HAWK
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convertibles that have been overlooked by the
market. While they never have the value of a
Chevelle, at anything under $15k for a properly
restored one, they are a real buy
#352-1963 PLYMOUTH 426 MAX
WEDGE Coupe. SN 2231794937. White/light
brown. LHD. Odo: 91,430 miles. Stage 1 426
Max Wedge. Freshly restored driveline and
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Driver's seat torn. Paint looks good. Cond: 3 .
NOT SOLD AT $22,000. A handsome muscle
car that you can have fun driving while not
worrying about depreciation. Funny how marketing,
along with a few badges and engine
options, created a supercar out of a Tempest.
Coupe. SN 4104341. White and teal/green and
1965 RAMBLER MARLIN Fastback
Sports Car Market
.11.0 Ailm le
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panels dyed, including chrome. An auction special.
Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $5,565. The perfect
car for the kids to drive to the senior prom. And
if it isn't left outside with the top down too often,
will always be able to be resold for about the
blue. LHD. Odo: 43,795 miles. Flash-O-Matic
transmission on console. AM/FM radio. Twotone
interior with bucket seats. Power steering
and power brakes. Fastback that was cared
for. Reserve set at $11,000. Cond: 3+. NOT
SOLD AT $7,500. Many people stopped to
look at this car, probably because they had
never seen one before. A crowd pleaser in a
conservative way. Would it be tacky to say, "Pay
too much for a Marlin and you'll really find
1966 CADILLAC COUPE DEVILLE
Convertible. S/N F6190436. Blue/blue. LHD.
Odo: 23,979 miles. Chrome pitted and spotted
CLONE Coupe. S/N 6R09K134286. White/
black. LH:D. Odo: 10,648 miles. "R" code. Street
legal, California black plates. Old paint job with
1966 FORD MUSTANG GT350
which is money that could have been better spent
somewhere else. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT
$25,500. Let the seller keep the radio, discount
the price $6k and there's sure to be a deal here.
1967 SHELBY MUSTANG GT500
Coupe. S/N 67410F5A02070. Blue with white
stripes. LHD. Odo: 59,588 miles. Dings on stainless
steel trim of right door, windshield, vents.
dings and scratches everywhere. Full race car
prep with hard use very evident. Panel fit on
entire left side off. Paint in front has dime-sized
chips from gravel kicked up by race front runners.
Cond: 5. NOT SOLD AT $16,500. Used
and abused Probably couldn't be put back on
the track without extensive reworking of suspension
and drivetrain, for safety fnothing else.
And for $16k, decent Shelby clones that haven't
been hammered so hard are available.
1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO
throughout. Cheap paint job. Rubber around
windows old, torn and brittle. Aftermarket cruise
control. Interior redyed with wrong inserts. Door
Convertible. S/N 124677H114646. Red with
white nose stripe/white and black. LHD. Odo:
41,854 miles. Engine swapped from 327 to
350—a bad move. Very clean throughout. Panel
fit and paint looks great. Newer paint and interior.
Hide-away headlights. Has $6,000 stereo,
Shows complete body-off resto with color
change from burnt orange. Older restoration with
local hardware store nuts, bolts and wire clips.
Left fender and door alignments poor. Lowered
suspension. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $50,000.
A 10-footer Throw away the pictures of the restoration.
I asked the seller what his reserve was
and he replied "Up there." Later he told me
$60,000, then told someone else $70,000. We'll
see this car again.
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#239-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO
RS/SS Convertible. S/N 124678N328162. Red
with black nose stripe/black. LHD. Odo: 37,190
miles. Rallye wheels. M21 four-speed. A/C,
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LHD. Odo: 26,793 miles. Ford driveline, console,
emergency brake. Recaro buckets. Cond:
2-. SOLD AT $26,775. Sold post
in Pompano Beach, Florida—could just as well
have been Pimp Beach, Florida. A gaudy car
that can only be driven with a straight face in
certain cities, like Palm Springs.
#153-1985 STUTZ BEARCAT Targa.
power steering, power disc brakes, power windows,
12-bolt rear end. Restored in 1992 and
still looks great. A very well-cared-for '60s
muscle car that could be bought with no regrets.
Reserved at $33,000. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT
$29,500. The older restoration means that the
car is fettled by now, so the next owner can simply
drive it and enjoy it without sorting out the
problems endemic to a make-over Chances are
the owner will soon get his reserve.
1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Top. S/N N/A. Yellow/black. LHD. Odo:
26,385 miles. 427 c.i., 435 hp. Rallye wheels.
jambs not repainted. Door hinges worn out. Reserved
at $14,000. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT
$10,000. Reserve was too optimistic for what is
just a used car, even if it is a good-looking one.
Coupe. S/N JS23H1B368847. Plum Crazy/
black. LHD. Odo: 19,927 miles. Rallye wheels,
340 c.i., 360 hp. Complete rotisserie restoration
in 1997. Correct radiator hoses, clamps,
SN 1G3AN37Y60M7795. Silver and black/
gray cloth. LHD. Odo: 95,966 miles.
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1971 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T
Automatic. Trunk lined with faux fur. Gold
trim everywhere inside. Made for Lori
Giersdorf, owner of American West Steamboat
Company. Constructed with great attention to
detail. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $18,900. Price new
in 1985 was $110,000, then went to $148,000
in 1988. Manufacturedfrom 1972-88. A "taste
and cost are no object" creation.
2000 PANOZ GTS Race Car.
SN 1P9PA5818YB2130. Silver and blue/black.
LHD. Meets all SCCA tech and safety requirements.
Class GT1. Never been raced and detailed
Mopar battery, etc. Good attention to detail.
Very nice, very clean, very neat. Cond: 1. SOLD
AT $27,300. Won't bring big-block prices, but
is still very desirable. Bought by an Arizona
auction company that specializes in muscle cars,
so we '11 see it again in January.
Claimed low miles. 3x2 carb. No power steering,
no power brakes, no A/C. Nice repaint.
Engine sounds strong. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD
AT $24,000. A true muscle car in 1969—no
comfort options, just raw horsepower Amount
bid wasn't insulting, especially as many collectors
today are looking for a few more amenities
to make it easier to enjoy their cars.
Coupe. S/N N/A. Red with white stripe/white.
LHD. Odo: 80,368 miles. Auto, 454 c.i., 360
hp. $5,000 spent on repaint one year ago. Nonoriginal
motor. New interior, chrome, weather
stripping. Cowl induction. Cond: 2-. SOLD
AT $19,950. Seller did a nice job of disclosing
the non-original motor which made all other
statements seem credible. Fair price for a nicely
done car This would have been convertible
money two years ago. Chevelles keep climbing
1970 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1
Coupe. SN 0F05H108136. Red with black
stripe/black. LHD. Odo: 23,722 miles. Automatic,
351 c.i. Taillight pot metal pitted. Door
handles, window chrome, wheels pitted. Door
to 446, producing 430 hp. Tubbed rear end. 1/4mile
in 10.40 seconds. Claimed $42,000 invested—I
don't doubt it. Cond: 2-. NOT
SOLD AT $19,000. No 426 Hemi was offered
this year so the most powerful motor available
was the 440. Blow off anything with two or four
wheels from stoplight to stoplight. Still, street
rods are tough to sell, and owners will never
recover their "investment."
Coupe. S/N 1FABP26F80F2028. 'White/tan.
#371-1973 PLYMOUTH ROADRUNNER
PRO STREET Coupe. SN RMZ1G36112323.
Silver/black. LHD. Pro Street legal. 2x4 big
block, highly chromed. Engine bored from 440
very nicely. Offered on MSO. Not street legal.
Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $34,000. Strange place
for this car to turn up. Fun on the track; get out
your dealer :s plate to drive it on the street. Value?
Let's wait to see one actually sell.
1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS
2001 QVALE MANGUSTA
Convertible. SN ZF4AHO1A21M0001. Silver/
tan. LHD. A brand-new, $72,550 car.
1983 ZIMMER GOLDEN SPIRIT
Nobody present to show the car, no picture, no
spec sheet. Buyers were left to scratch their heads
and ask each other what the car was. Cond: 1-.
NOT SOLD AT $59,000. Its tough to sell a car
when bidders can't have their questions answered
(starting with how to pronounce the name). Probably
what this car is worth in the real world. •
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coming in March
Fountain Hills, AZ
service in Springfield, Missouri. It bills itself
as the "live music capital of America," and
millions of visitors arrive each year by car,
motorhome or, most likely, motorcoach (what
used to be called a bus). They come for the
scenery, the shopping and the shows.
The Fall 2001 Branson auction, held October
19th to 21st, was the 19th year for this
event. Organizers Jim and Kathy Cox held this
fall's event at the Mel Tillis Theater. With good
lighting and comfortable seating, the theater
provided a venue quite different from the normal
tent and folding chairs operation. All told,
the location was a winner, with ample parking
and plenty of viewing room for the cars.
Cars on offer covered all sides of the market.
Ninety Chevrolets found their way to the
sale, including a 1959 El Camino with many
luxury and convenience modifications that
made a healthy $14,070. Every one of the
Ferraris offered sold, as the only example consigned,
a 1976 308 GT4, found a new home for
$18,113. Sixteen of the 18 Jaguars on offer
sold, most of them late-model used cars rather
than classics. A very nicely restored 1958
Morris Minor went away at $11,025. Each of
the three Rolls-Royces sold, including a 1975
Corniche with plenty of high-profile miles left
in it for $30,450.
The Branson sale is a biannual event, held
each spring and fall. It's not the easiest event
to get to if your home base is on the Left or the
Right Coast, but the rewards of finding a sale
with a good mix of quality cars and reasonable
sellers might just make up for the distance trayeled.—D.K.
October 19, 2001
Auctioneers: Brent Earlywine, Dean Kruse,
Daniel Kruse and Rod Egan.
Number of automotive lots: 284
Number of automotive lots sold: 165
Sale rate: 58.1%
Sale total: $2,208,518
High: Lot #175, 1965 Ford GT Mk I, sold
for $64,050, including buyer's premium
Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 5%
Report by Dave Kinney
Williams, The Osmonds, Glen Campbell, Mel
(and Pam) Tillis, Jim Stafford, Yakoff ("what
a country") Smirnoff, Moe Bandy, Mickey
Gilley, Bobby Vinton and dozens more have
shows nightly, and often two or three times a
day as well.
Branson is in the heart of the Ozarks, an
hour's drive from the closest commercial air
Market opinions in italics by Dave Kinney
and Keith Martin
ranson, Missouri, is the town
where talent gone gray lives. If
you ever wondered what happens
to performers who made it
big and then faded from the limelight,
the answer lies here. Andy
Vinyl sunshine roof, AM/SW radio. Pitted
chrome, cracking paint, decent wood and very
supple older leather. Broken vent window, bent
antenna. Ye olde postman's special. Cond: 5.
NOT SOLD AT $6,500. If this was a genuine
bid, it's hard to figure out why the seller did not
let this wrong-side walrus go.
SN 1A32319BW. Olde English White/black
leather. RHD. Odo: 37,497 miles. Automatic.
#422-1957 DAIMLER SEDAN.
pitted chrome. Older repaint is peeled and
chipped in areas. In need of a total restoration,
yet runs and drives in its present shape. Cond:
4-. SOLD AT $4,725. Needs and needs. This
restoration project that runs will keep an Anglophile
busy and broke for years to come. Savvy
SCM readers won't make this error They will
buy this one in five years, fully restored, for $20k
under restoration costs. Right?
SN J64880172. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo:
85,341 miles. AM/FM, Redline tires. Rear
1957 NASH METROPOLITAN
1500 Convertible. SN E37342. Turquoise and
1964 JAGUAR XKE S14.2 Roadster.
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white/turquoise and white leather. LHD. Odo:
50,748 miles. Radio, new top. Some cracks in
recent repaint. Fresh motor, Continental kit
on rear. Dry leather has cracks. Fair chrome.
Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $9,000. Price when
new: $1,469. Sold new by Nash, Hudson and
Rambler dealers. Built in England, Austin motor.
Far from show quality work, just a cute
little car in period colors. Plenty of money bid;
this one should have found a new home.
Convertible. SN FCA41505732. Red/burgundy
vinyl. LHD. Odo: 963 miles. Excellent
1958 MORRIS MINOR 1000
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paint, top and chrome. Only small details away
from being a#1- car. Restored to a quality rarely
seen in a Minor. No radio. Wide white tires.
Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $11,025. My hands-down
favorite car at this auction. Bought well below
the cost ofrestoration, but at the top of the price
guide range. Ignore the pundits of price, enjoy
1962 JAGUAR Mk II Sedan.
S/N P220698B. Olde English White/brown vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 63,797 miles. Panasonic AM/
FM cassette. Partially redone wood, vinyl interior.
Weak paint, dry rotted window gaskets,
bumper nerf bars. Older repaint is decent. Pitted
chrome on taillights, wiper mounts and sides
of top header bar. Interior clean but not perfect.
"Just a Jag" defined. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT
$26,775. This is a buy if the evident sins are the
Sports Car Market
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only ones to be found Lots of cleaning and detail
work will let this one stand proud—and turn
it into a #2 condition car as well.
#141-1975 ROLLS-ROYCE COTINICHE
Convertible. SN DRD20717. Dark blue/dark
blue leather. LHD. Odo: 82,729 miles.
#104-1994 JAGUAR XJ6 Sedan.
S/N 5AJHX1743RC6908. Gold/tan leather.
LHD. Odo: 79,464 miles. Factory sunroof, all
power, AM/FM cassette. Good paint with a
Blaupunkt AM/FM radio, separate 8-track
player. Later chrome Rolls-Royce wheels,
Mouton overcarpets. Dry but savable leather.
Decent wood, repaint appears to have hail
damage on hood and trunk. Worn through and
through, but not worn out. Cond: 3-. SOLD
AT $30,450. Not a bad car just one that has to
be bought on price alone. Sold post-block at a
market-correct price. Nicer examples with
fewer miles andfewer questions can easily bring
#115-1988 JAGUAR XJS Coupe.
S/N SAJNA5848JC1449. Dark green/tan
leather. LHD. Odo: 108,512 miles. Air conditioning,
full power. AM/FM cassette. Plenty
few door dings. Drying, but not lost, leather.
Some chips on console wood, plenty of cracking
wood on other surfaces. Offered at no reserve.
Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $7,665. One of
perhaps a dozen XJ6 series cars offered this
weekend Put this one in the well-bought column
for now. As a daily driver, these big Jags
are living room sofas on wheels. Ideally, just
drive it and stay away from the repair shops.
#450-1956 BMW ISETTA 300 Convertible.
S/N 494270. Red/white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 5,920
miles. Decent paint, some pitting on chrome,
well presented. Original paint. Brown hard top.
One crack on dash top. Full power and air. An
excellent driver, but no show car. Cond: 3.
SOLD AT $9,975. By the time these series SLs
makes it to auction, many are nothing more than
used-up used cars with no recent service evident
and tons of unanswered questions. This
clean but not show-quality example was better
than many seen, and sold fairly.
#112-1976 MERCEDES-BENZ 280C
of stone chips on incorrect color repaint. Hard
leather, incorrect vinyl piece hides some cracked
wood. Decent chrome, rubber front bumper
has one bump too many. Cond: 4. SOLD AT
$5,513. In 1988 the buying public could get an
XJS in three body styles: coupe, cabriolet and
convertible. The coupes hang out at the low
end of the value totem pole, and this example
was fully priced It 's afender bender awayfrom
#468-1988 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER
SPIRIT Sedan. S/N SCAZSO2A8JCX244.
Mason's black/saddle leather. LHD. Odo: 59,392
miles. All expected equipment, partial console,
very good vinyl seat. Fresh Dunlop 4.80-10
tires. Wrap-around rear window, full sunroof,
nerf bumpers. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $11,865.
Everyone'sfavorite bubble car in every auction's
favorite color Cheap—the price of a coupe.
#484-1966 PORSCHE 911 Coupe.
S/N 301784. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 75,682
miles. 4-speed. Described as "four-cylinder."
Coupe. SN 11407312107376. Silver/blue vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 6,031 miles. Sunroof, Extreme
Sound AM/FM cassette. Le Mans Classic house
away. Nardi wood steering wheel. Cond: 5+.
NOT SOLD AT $8,200. No bargain at any
price, this is the Benz your mechanic wants you
to buy when he needs college tuition money for
his kids. Left running with keys in place—perhaps
the best strategy for getting rid of it.
#198-1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL
Roadster. SN 107044.12.00673. Mocha/saddle
vinyl. LHD. Odo: 155,922 miles. Surprisingly
Lots of pitted chrome. Scarred taillights. Nova
house brand radials. Bright and shiny repaint,
tired interior, sagging seats. Incorrect mirror,
lots of details to drive the next owner away
from the show circuit. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD
AT $4,700. The worlds only four-cylinder 911?
But what about those six sparkplug wires under
the hood? Not a confidence-inspiring description.
Worth a slight bit more than the bid
price, but not a lot more.
installed phone, AM/FM cassette. Dry leather
starting to crack. Lots of chrome trim gold plated,
very good paint and chrome. Cond: 3. SOLD AT
$35,437. All the money for an '88 Spirit with no
attractive features like low miles,flawless condition
or interesting ownership history.
#414-1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 380SL
Convertible. S/N 107043125005610. Red/tan
vinyl. LHD. Odo: 125,580 miles. Left running,
unattended, the car was surging from 500 to
1,600 rpm on its own. Dents and clings throughout.
Hard vinyl seats. Dash cap hides who
knows what sins. Some wood laminate is torn
brand radials. Cracked and tom dash and seats,
front bumper pushed down, reasonable paint
but some rust showing through. No reserve.
Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $2,625. The Mercedes
coupes from the '70s have a high rate of survival.
If they have been well maintained, they
can last forever Ifnot, they are a hornet's nest of
expensive repairs. No hope of restoration here,
just drive it until the wheels fall off
#1-1977 PORSCHE 911S Targa.
S/N 9117210739. Black/tan vinyl and cloth.
LHD. Odo: 84,180 miles. Air conditioning,
Kenwood AM/FM cassette, Kenwood speakers.
Fulda radials, shag fur carpet. Rebuilt
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motor. Seats incorrectly redone. Decent paint,
good glass and chrome. Overall, a tired, worn
example. Cond: 4
. NOT SOLD AT $6,000.
Bid may seem low, but was correct for condition.
A good one can bring over $10,000—and
good ones are out there. The '74-'77 911s are
still fraught with potential engine problems and
are generally to be avoided.
1990 PORSCHE 928 Coupe. S/N
WP0JB2929L58604. Putty/saddle leather.
LHD. Sunroof; automatic, JVC AM/FM CD.
Good repaint, good stainless trim. Seller says
miles are actual. Full complement of Dino and
Ferrari badges everywhere. Primer and/or red
bodywork evident through open front trunk.
Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,112. Over $20,000 is
real tough sledding for a GT4, so let's mark
this example as fully priced. I'm sure the red
bits are painted black by now, and an interior
detail will help.
#432 1949 CROSLEY HOTSHOT
Roadster. S/N VC10031. White/red vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 12,874 miles. Finish on body work
sedan deliveries make great advertising vehicles.
Put your logo on the side and park it at
shows and events. Price was extravagant, even
with the cuteness factor added in. However,
finding decent panel deliveries can be tough.
1950 CROSLEY HOTSHOT Road-
ster. S/N 115062. Red/black and white vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 26,488 miles. A totally shot
Hotshot. Bad, dull paint scraped and scratched.
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Full leather interior. A worn-out, driven-hard
example of the "German Corvette." Dull, dry
paint, worn leather, threadbare carpets. Dead
battery, retreaded Dunlop tires. Repainted left
front fender and door. Cond: 5-. SOLD AT
$10,920. This car is a money pit about to take
the new owner on a one-way ride to
Emptywalletsville. No, I don't hate them and
I'm not grinding an axe—this was just a wornout
car Save your Internet posts, you wouldn't
want this one either
1971 FIAT JOLLY. Body by Ghia.
S/N 594358. Yellow/wicker. LHD. Odo: 9,175
miles. Fresh repaint. A well detailed example.
possibly done using flints, rocks and sharp
objects. AM radio. Chrome recently "refreshed"
with a spray can. A possible lock for
the "worst bodywork seen at auction" award
for 2001. Fresh vinyl seats. Cond: 5-. SOLD
AT $4,305. The 30th of the 700 Hotshots built.
Moonscape finish aside, Hotshots are an easy
restoration that can be done in afull-sized hallway
by less-than-skilled craftsmen. I'm buying
stock in companies that make sandpaper
and filler before this resto starts.
1950 CHEVROLET PANEL DELIV-
ERY Truck. S/N HAA216014. Black/gray
cloth and velour. LHD. Odo: 29,684 miles.
Recent custom interior is tasteful, if incorrect.
Guide stoplight finder mounted on dash. Good
paint and chrome. Cracking gaskets. An older
restoration just waiting for a V8 with automatic
and A/C to be dropped in. Cond: 3.
SOLD AT $13,755. Old panel delivery and
This month on
Excellent chrome, very good wicker, new rubber,
good windshield. Avery well done example
of a popular item. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT
$21,500. Not the best venue for a beach car, but
a respectable bid nonetheless. When the Jollys
get this pricey, other beach car choices (Jeepster,
VW Thing, rental cars) make more sense. Have
Jollys had their moment in the market sun?
1976 FERRARI 308 GT4 Coupe.
SN 10782. Fly yellow/white leather. LHD.
Odo: 45,345 miles. Clifford alarm system.
Good dash, interior shows wear but not abuse.
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Worn top has holes and is stained. Weak interior.
Chrome is complete and in reasonable
shape. Twin spotlights. Cond: 5. SOLD AT
$6,930. The good news is that restoration costs
on a car with a motor that can be rebuilt on a
kitchen table are quite low. The bad news is
that this car needs just about everything. Fully
priced. Would make a good hood ornament for
a Cadillac Escalade.
1953 PONTIAC CHIEFTAIN 4 door
Wagon. S/N K8XH34585. Green and tan/
brown vinyl. LHD. Odo: 68,802 miles. Some
areas were painted with a brush to give wood
appearance, which works from 10 feet but is a
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#159 1959 FORD THUNDERBIRD
$5,775. I thought it was worth the $8,480 it sold
for last time, and was truly sorry I did not have
my checkbook handy at this sale. Cheap, and
worth more. A much wiser decision than building
an event car yourself.
1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD
Convertible. S/N P5FH163275. Yellow/yellow
and black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 82,042 miles.
joke close up. Carpets added, painted dash,
vinyl seat covers are hard and cracking. Older
paint has flaws and some rust popping through.
Rechrome showing age. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT
$6,720. Riding the station wagon wave of popularity,
this Pontiac has some cutes but its no
woody. Too bad the seller didn't spring for the
upgraded wood-grain vinyl kit.
1953 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE
Coupe. S/N P24462297. Burgundy/black vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 9,032 miles. Kelsey-Hayes wire
Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels, automatic. AM/
FM cassette, two tops, telescopic steering
wheel. Well-turned-out restoration in correct
colors. Paint, chrome, glass, interior all excellent
and correct. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $41,475.
The owner had set the car up with signs and
information about it. He also stayed with the
car from sunup to sundown to answer questions
from potential buyers. The payoff? Above
expected sales results.
1956 FORD CROWN VICTORIA
wheels. More stickers and a better polishing
than the last time we saw this car, at Spring
Auburn, where it sold for a reported $8,480.
Prepared for the 1999 La Carrera Nevada, presumably
at great expense. Cond: 3. SOLD AT
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SKYLINER Coupe. S/N P6FW231840.
Salmon and white/salmon and white cloth and
vinyl. [.HD. Odo: 13,092 miles. AM radio,
add-on gauges, Continental kit. Older restoration,
some wear since. Plexiglas top has no
cracking or crazing. Very weak door gaps,
Bondo pushing out on passenger fender. Ready
for its next restoration—and soon. Cond: 3.
NOT SOLD AT $28,000. One of only 603
the top bid for an example in this
condition—great examples bring just $5,000
to $10,000 more. The Mercury version of this
glasstop was called Sun Valley, and sun is what
you get. Where 's that Vintage Air catalog?
1957 CHEVROLET BELAIR Coupe.
SiN VC57K165508. Honey gold/silver and
gray cloth and vinyl. LHD. Odo: 247 miles.
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Two four-barrel carbs, Power Pac, automatic,
factory spinner hub caps. Full frame-off restoration
to near-perfect condition. No faults
found. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $32,000.
166,426 of the coupes were built in 1957. A
very well-done restoration. The bid was right
in line with current prices and could have been
taken without regrets.
year. Poor chrome is dented, pitted and pulling
away on hard top. Cracked Plexiglas in hard
top, sectioned right front fender, mediocre
respray. Replacement windshield. Cond: 5+.
NOT SOLD AT $25,500. Just a body
$40,000 restoration away from being perfect.
Better than a driving parts car, but not by much.
Seller should be sentenced to spending a day
with a nice one and a week with his. He would
get the message pronto.
Vintage Air A/C. 350, automatic. Fresh restoration,
power steering, new power disc brakes,
new interior. Recent $4,500 paint job. A mild
custom with power and luxury options. Looks
stock but has lots of cruising updates. Cond:
2-. SOLD AT $14,070. 1959 was the first year
for the El Camino, and it was a one-year-only
body style. This one was updated underneath
for daily use. With a lot ofpre-sale interest, this
car sold well.
1960 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Convertible. SN 00867S106824. Red with
white coves/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 90,692
miles. Two four-barrels, 4-speed. Quite possibly
the worst hood and door gaps seen this
restoration, excellent paint and chrome. Interior
seems lumpy but complete. Cond: 2-. NOT
SOLD AT $28,000. Fully priced bid; seller
should have let this 'Bird leave the cage. The
"Square Bird," built from 1958 through 1960,
was the first series of four-seat Thunderbirds.
10,261 convertibles were built in '59.
1959 CHEVROLET EL CANHNO
Pickup. S/N G59S100005. Red and white/red
cloth and vinyl. LHD. Odo: 46,991 miles.
Convertible. S/N H9YJ138825. 'White/blue and
white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 53,041 miles. Continental
kit, power steering, skirts. Full recent
1961 FORD F 100 Pickup Truck.
S/N F1OCK172980. Baby blue and white/tan
cloth and vinyl. LHD. Odo: 140 miles. V8, 3speed.
Described on the car card as an "older
restoration." This truck was still much better
than new. Perfect paint, chrome, glass, interior.
One of the best vehicles seen this weekend.
Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $12,338. The unibody
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Ford pickup was a body style for only three
years, and was not a good idea. Having a little
,flex room between box and cab is good when
hauling a heavy load. Well bought for much
less than restoration costs.
1965 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL Con-
vertible. SN Y253132135. Black/black leather.
LHD. Odo: 90,784 miles. Automatic, air conditioning.
Power windows, steering, brakes, locks,
parade boot and top. Michelin radials, AM/FM
radio. Well turned out with very good repaint.
built with GT equipment. A great buy for the
owner who just wants a Mustang convertible
to drive, not show. And who likes bronze.
interior shows well. AM/FM radio, Protect0-Plate,
tank sticker. Recent photo-documented
frame-off restoration, two owners,
miles actual. Slight paint flaws, but a very nice
car throughout. Excellent chrome, glass. Cond:
2-. NOT SOLD AT $54,000. Four-speed, 427.
Bid price was fair; it hard to see where the
present owner will find much better money. The
L89 option effectively doubles the price of a
1967 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS
396 Convertible. SN 138677B130625. Black/
red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 23,418 miles. Factory
1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Convertible. SN 194679S735573. Black/black
vinyl. LHD. Odo: 2,181 miles. Offered at no
reserve. A very tired car with fresh paint, chrome
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Excellent leather, very good chrome and glass.
Clean underhood and in trunk. Cond: 3+. NOT
SOLD AT $15,750. The high bid was well above
the value given by the price guides, but I think
they are low on these rare lwco-boats. Only 633
of these 5,345-pound tourers made it out the
factory doors. Big, open American cars from
the '60s are strong in the market.
1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Coupe. S/N 194375S103110. Yellow/black
leather. LHD. Odo: 27,605 miles. Automatic,
327 c.i. AM/FM, air conditioning, tele wheel.
Power windows, brakes, steering, antenna.
Wood steering wheel. Fresh rebuilt motor with
no miles. Door, hood and headlight gaps awful.
Very good paint, chrome, interior and glass.
Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $30,030. "Built in November,
1964, during labor strike." A statement
that does not inspire confidence in the
salesmanship of the owner It sold anyway, and
for above market money, too.
steering, power brakes and power top. A/C, tilt
wheel, Nardi wood steering wheel, Kenwood
AM/FM CD. Full console, rear spoiler, hoodmounted
tachometer. Older repaint. Chrome bits
show surface rust, original interior has flat seats,
rusty seatbelts. Could use freshening. Cond:
3-. SOLD AT $9,345. Great equipment on a
convertible Firebird This is a car worthy of a
very easy "catalog restoration." Well bought.
1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
1966 FORD MUSTANG
Convertible. S/N 6F08A284846. Bronze/
bronze and white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 76,091
miles. Automatic, 289 c.i. Pony interior, GT
package, full console, AM/FM cassette. Good
paint, top, interior and chrome. A nice driver
that has seen a few miles since restoration.
Not great anywhere, but good everywhere.
Cond: 3. SOLD AT $11,025. No need to check
what options this car was born with, the sale
price was a value even if this 'Stang was not
Convertible. S/N 194678S404502. Yellow/
black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 54,207 miles. L89,
aluminum heads. 4.11 rear, Tri-Power, original
Redline tires, tinted glass, transistor ignition,
3.55 posi rear. Tr-Power, full matching-numbers
car throughout. Excellent chrome, very
good paint and interior. Only small details like
paint chips and lumps in the seats keep this
car from being #1. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT
$35,000. It's red, it's a convertible, it has a
four-speed and a 427. Why no sale? Perhaps
the owner thought he could get more. It's within
the realm of reason to think so, but how soon
and how much more should be factored in.
1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO
Coupe. S/N 124379L519897. Gold/dark green.
LHD. Odo: 66,758 miles. Factory A/C, full
console, power brakes, black Stinger hood,
A/C, 396/350, automatic. Redline tires, power
steering. Add-on tachometer. A well-restored
car, but not perfect. Excellent paint, very nice
interior is a blend of new, old and repro. Carpet
pulling out at driver's left foot. Very good
chrome. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $21,000.
10 hours of detail work away from being a #2
car Will bring a higher bid with better detailing,
but getting close to fully priced as is. A/C is
a big plus, automatic no help.
1968 PONTIAC FIREBIRD
Convertible. S/N 223678L101942. Gold/
black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 29,567 miles. Power
and top. Weak interior has poor repaint, engine
compartment filthy, missing all shielding and
wire looms. Edelbrock air cleaner, chrome fan
guard. Widetrack Radial S/R tires. Cond: 4
SOLD AT $11,550. About $4,000 more than I
would have thought, but Mako Shark 'Vettes
have been coming up in value. Will be a solid
#3+ car with $2,500 in reproduction parts and
100 hours of detail work added.
1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Convertible. S/N 194679S. Monza Red/black
leather. LHD. Odo: 73,692 miles. AM/FM,
Redline tires, full tinted glass. SS badging, but
not listed as an SS on sale sheet. Excellent paint,
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very good chrome and interior. Unusual color
combo works in person if not on paper. Cond:
3+. SOLD AT $15,225. Pricey for a clone, but
if it is a true Super Sport, worth above the sale
price. Either way, a good-looking and wellequipped
1969 SHELBY MUSTANG GT350
Fastback. S/N 9F02M482057. Orange/black
vinyl. LHD. Odo: 4,228 miles. Owner states
6 speed. Cond: 1 . NOT SOLD AT $28,750.
this is "Hertz show car" chassis #2057. A/C,
sport deck rear seat, tilt-away wheel, tinted
glass, AM/FM radio. World-class bad door
gaps. Fresh (on auction site) damage to upper
rear spoiler. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $38,850.
Hertz connection seems possible, but show car
status? Shelby Registry has actual list price for
this car at $5,231.27 and reported miles as
100k in 1990. Very Ally priced.
#177-1971 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 351
Fastback. S/N 1F02R203515. Medium blue/
white and black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 64,280
miles. Power steering, brakes. Hurst shifter,
supercar. Good chrome, plenty of paint nicks
good glass, worn but complete interior. Good
panel gaps, no rust evident. Automatic transmission
a serious knock on this model. Cond: 4+.
NOT SOLD AT $8,000. Hard to see where this
H/O will bring more. With looks that are dated
but not retro, and weak condition, $8k sounds
like more than enough from where I stand.
1975 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Convertible. S/N 1267J5S418121. White/red
vinyl. LHD. Odo: 3,556 miles. Rallye wheels,
4-speed, 351 V8. AM/FM radio, front air dam
and rear spoiler, full console. Decent repaint,
good chrome, interior good but far from fresh.
BF Goodrich Radial T/As. Just a car, but a fast
one. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $15,750. If it 's a real
Boss 351, then it was a real buy. The 1969
through 1973 Mustangs are coming on like
gangbusters, and the high end is yet to be found.
$1,500 in fresh parts will make this a $20,000
car—not a bad return on investment.
#179-1972 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE
Convertible. S/N 1D67F2K543395. White
with black stripes/black vinyl. LHD. Odo:
84,652 miles. Automatic, 454 c.i. V8. SS clone.
AM/FM radio, A/C. Automatic. Power steering
and brakes. Goodyear Eagle ST tires. Hohum
condition throughout, paint uninspired
with some chips. Worn interior with some incorrect
vinyl. Good glass, underhood tidy, but
far from detailed. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT
$13,250. 1975 was the final year for the convertible
in this generation of 'Vette. Value is perhaps
$2,000 more than the bid, but buyers have
plenty ofother Corvettes to chosefrom—including
more exciting examples.
1990 CHRYSLER TC Convertible.
SNZC2FS1207LB207L. Yellow/saddle leather.
LHD. Odo: 101,924 miles. Automatic. Decent
September 29, 2001
Auctioneers: Mitch Silver, Bob Graham.
Number of automotive lots: 115
Number of automotive lots sold: 48
— High: Lot #70, 1955 Chevrolet
Cameo pickup, sold for $27,040, including
New power top, new interior, new BF
Goodrich radials. Power steering, cowl induction
hood. Ground-up restored. A decent local
show-and-shine candidate, as well as an
attractive driver. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT
$15,100. Worth the bid, which was about half
the value of a real SS convertible. This car
was easy to like, but at $15k and above, it 's
just too pricey for a clone. This year, anyway.
paint, worn interior, delaminating hard top glass
(aren't they all?). Nasty exhaust leak seems to
hide piston slap/valve noise. Better to part out
than to try to fix. Cond: 5. NOT SOLD AT
$3,300. Who let this dog out? Another Lido special
with no redeeming features. 1990 was the
middle year of the three years of production.
1993 CHEVROLET CORVETTE.
S/N 1G1YY23P7P51117. Ruby red/ruby red
leather. LHD. Odo: 4 miles. 40th anniversary
package, optional glass roof panel (two tops),
Bose music system, preferred equipment group
1. $38,304 list. As new, in the wrapper, with
excellent paint and trim. Original miles,
Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 4%
Report by Brian Rabold
Market opinions in italics
11 in all, I'm satisfied with the
results," said Mitch Silver after
the sale. All of the collector car
auctions held in the sixty days
following the events ofSeptember
llfaced a gyeat deal ofuncer-
tainty on the part of buyers and sellers both.
While the totals for the September 29 sale
were down $200,000 from Silver's March, 2001,
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Sale rate: 41.7%
ale total: $306,358
Warner/Jenico transmission, Hurst shifter,
Brembo brakes, Goodyear Eagle racing tires.
Built by Roush. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT
$65,000. Actual NASCAR race car won in contest
by a pre-teen in Texas. Not one single part
from your mom's 1998 Taurus will fit on this
one. Looks like Junior will have to wait for
another clay to payfor the first year ofcollege.•
The bidder was giving ever}, penny ofvalue, yet
the seller remains convinced it will bring more.
Outside of a 'Vette museum, who wants or needs
a '93 'Vette at full price when each new mile is
equivalent to lighting up a $100 bill?
#228-1974 OLDSMOBILE HURST Coupe.
S/N 3G37K4M296910. Black/black vinyl. LHD.
Odo: 16,260 miles. A tired example of a rare
1998 FORD TAURUS Coupe.
SN JR64. Silver/black vinyl. LHD. 10 Winston
Cup races, two-time pole position winner.
Winner of MBNA Dover Downs, five topfive
finishes in 10 races. Holley carb, Borg
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Portland event, there were actually two more
cars sold in September (48 vs. 46). What hurt
the overall total was low attendance, which translated
into a lack of bidders to contest the noreserve
The buyers in attendance had plenty of deals
to choose from. A Ferrari 308 GT4 2+2 sold for
less than $10k and was quickly resold for just a
little more to an SCM subscriber. Our editor
waltzed off with a slightly shabby Lotus Elan
for $12,650, which he drove home from the auction.
Reportedly, Ms. Banzer responded to the
banana-colored car by asking, "What's that Geo
Metro convertible doing in the driveway?"
A handsome 1966 Corvair sold for $6,136.
However, the marquee cars like the 1963 Plymouth
Savoy Stage II Max Wedge coupe and
the 1994 Dodge Viper RT-10 both failed to
gain sufficient bids to meet their reserves.
Like most local auctions, consignments
ranged from late-model Porsches and Jaguars
to classic muscle, with a few vintage sports
cars and oddballs rounding things out. Bidders
ranged from serious collectors to folks just looking
for a good buy on a daily driver.
Mitch Silver has been conducting auctions
for a longtime, through good times and bad. In
his opinion, "This is just a temporary slowdown
while everyone tries to figure out where
things are headed."—B.R.
#47 1954 MG TF 1500 Roadster.
S/N N/A. White/burgundy. LHD. Odo: 31,881
miles. 500 miles since ground-up resto. Paint
unusually shiny (save for hand-stamp stain
on passenger door). Garish bright red and gold
dash. Fog light. Wear to seats. Holes drilled in
dash. Ding and scuffs on running board. Top
in fine shape. Undercoating. Cond: 1-. NOT
SOLD AT $19,000. Bought at '99 B-J
Scottsdale for $32k. The high bid here was
closer to the "non-Scottsdale" value of the
car Not an unreasonable offer
#28-1978 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER
SHADOW II Sedan. S/N SRG 33453. Maroon
over brown/tan leather with brown piping.
LHD. Odo: 75,537 miles. Original miles.
Hot August Nights 2001
Calendar of Events
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
February 9-10, 2002
Western Washington Fairgrounds
With the Corvette and High Performance Meet and Show
March 9-10, 2002
Seattle Exhibition Center
With the Seattle Roadster Show
April 20, 2002
Portland Expo Center
Roaring '20s Auditorium
June 15, 2002
Coeur d'Alene Resort Grounds
Jackson Hole, Wyoming July 6th-7th
On the grounds of the Mangy Moose Saloon
'31 Ford Model A street rod sold for $29,000
Boise, Idaho - November 2001
SILVER COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS
2020 N MONROE, SPOKANE, WA 99205
'65 Corvair cony, sold for $7,300
'79 Fiat Spider cony, sold for $3,800
Boise, Idaho - November 2001
'63 Ford Galaxie 500 Factory
Lightweight sold for $75,920
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#108-1998 MERCEDES-BENZ ML320
Scuff marks on rear bumper. Paint in good shape.
Body straight. Chrome a little worn, but not
horribly so. Rear window seal starting to crack.
Interior lovingly worn. Leaky power steering
line. Clean, used engine bay. Stained rear deck.
Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $10,000. Even
though the upkeep bills on these cars can drown
a duck, this example should have fetched a bit
more. While far from a flawless car this Roller
at least appeared to have lived a decent life.
1991 LOTUS ELAN M 100
Convertible. S/N SCCGA 36B4MHF 28025.
Yellow/black leather. LHD. Odo: 49,688 miles.
Twin-cam, turbocharged, 16-valve engine. A little
orange peel in paint; some chips on hood, nicks
on bumper. Top in good shape, with slight fraying
on left side. Interior still has new smell. No
visible rust or body damage. A/C broken, lefthand
window switch inoperable. Cond: 2-. SOLD
AT $12,650. Now part of the impermanent SCM
collection. Five .38 caliber bullets found in trunk
Perhaps an entrepreneur was trying to duplicate
the yellow Elvis "bullet-hole" Pantera, and hoped
no one would notice that this is a different can
#60 1958 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
Coupe. S/N N/A. Gold/gold. LHD. Fourspeed.
Quickie restoration to driving standards.
. NOT SOLD AT $5,100. Truly ridiculous.
This car looked like afailed auditioner
for "The Fast and the Furious. "If the seller
ever wants to part with this curiosity, he '11 have
to get used to the looks of this high bid.
Interior like new. Targa top tattered and tired.
Engine bay tired but not ugly. Many rock chips.
A "very rare kit," and "a real head turner," said
the car card. More simply put, a silly car.
1976 VOLKSWAGEN CAMP-
MOBILE Van. S/N N/A. White/plaid cloth.
LHD. Odo: 15,569 miles. No reserve. Dented
rear bumper, torn spare cover. Hole in floor
provides welcome ventilation at speed.
Pitted chrome, flaking paint on gear shift. Fairly
fresh interior kit. Radio blanking plate. Dust in
paint shows poor prep work. Engine bay not
detailed. Reasonable panel fit. Cond: 3+. SOLD
AT $4,264. Cost $1,545 when new Winning bid
was spot on for a decent example of what was
the world 's number one selling car
1972 OPEL GT Coupe.
SN N/A. Yellow/tan vinyl. LHD. Odo: 31,126
miles. One owner. Original, save for water pump,
battery, tires and exhaust. Chrome bumpers dull.
Cracking paint on front matches the cracked
rear-view mirror. Touched-up and dented engine
cover. Stained curtains. Fridge and table
nice. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $1,612. The car I
wanted when I was eight. This van was actually
pretty decent considering the kind of life it
has had. A good buy, as some tents cost half of
what this VW did. And it 's hard to drive a tent.
1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300SL Con-
vertible. SN WDBFA61E4MF0330. Silver/
black leather. LHD. Odo: 113,142 miles. Interior
clean, but stitching on seats starting to
Mysterious clouding by hood hinges. Automatic.
Interior surprisingly nice. Underside ragged.
Paint faded on rear. Seams showing genesis of
rust. Cobwebs cling to differential. Cond: 3+.
come loose. Speckled side-view mirror. Console
shows use. Small marks on rear deck prove
hard top fits. Only small parking lot wounds
mar paint. Discoloration on grille. Cracked
lower valance. Maladjusted headlight wiper.
Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $17,000. These cars
listed for a hair under $80k when new Now,
they float between $20k and $30k The owner
was right to pass on this offer
Twin turbo. Moonroof. A/C, power steering,
power brakes. Driver's seat worn from use, interior
great otherwise. Scratches around driver's
lock suggests night-time driving. Prepped to low
standards. Temporary permit tape still on rear
window. Inexplicable trailer hitch. Cond: 3. NOT
SOLD AT $10,800. Third-generation RX-7s
cost $29,000 when new High bid fell $2,700
short of the reserve. Good luck getting much
more for it than the amount bid here.
#77-1963 PLYMOUTH SAVOY STAGE II
MAX WEDGE Coupe. S/N 3131161553.
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motor and transmission. Straight body. A few
spotted-in rock chips. Rear of left door looks
like it has been worked. Wear on seats, nice
dash. Great headliner. Smogged, jack and tools.
Engine cover discolored from heat. Salvage title.
Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,568. Sold for $10,920 at
Silver 's Hot August Nights. Sold again the day
after the auction here, to an SCM subscriber;
for a small profit. This car had a consistent feel
to it, which bodes well for the new owner
S/N JM1FD3313P02074. Blue with white
stripes/black leather. LHD. Odo: 63,153 miles.
#97 1993 MAZDA RX 7 Coupe.
. NOT SOLD AT $22,000. This was
the second year of the three-pointed star SUV
A capable and comfortable way to transport the
family, and much more stylish than a mini-van.
However, they have been depreciating rapidly
as the luxury SUV segment gets more crowded.
match parking lots. Wind guards on windows.
Paint fine. Underside good. A three-year-old car.
1975 FERRARI 308 GT4 2+2 Coupe.
S/N 10264. Tomato red/black leather with red
piping. LHD. Odo: 62,737 miles. Rebuilt
SOLD AT $4,264. For pocket change, you can
fool the casual observer into thinking you are
driving a sports car Of course, you can always
spend a little bit more and actually get a sports
car. Market price, especially for an automatic.
1973 PORSCHE 914 Targa
Kit Car. S/N 4732901866. Silver/silver cloth.
LHD. Odo: 79,982 miles. Peeling paint with
tacky flame add-on gracing hood and trunk.
SUV. S/N N/A. Silver/gray leather. LHD. Odo:
48,465 miles. All power options. Interior like
new. Small nicks on door guards from soccer
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Black/red. LHD. Odo: 6,489 miles. Original miles
recorded on drag strip. Numbers matching. Outstanding
paint with only the occasional touchup.
Stainless steel trim flecked. Exceptional interior.
Impressive engine bay. Clean underside.
Tacky racing decals in window, but an otherwise
great car. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT
$41,000. Owner was hopingfor $59,500, which
wasn't even close to being found at this venue.
For that type of money, this car will almost certainly
need to make the trip to Scottsdale.
#32-1964 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE
MALIBU SS Convertible. S/N N/A. Light
yellow/black. LID. 283 c.i. Automatic. Numbers
matching, 4-barrel, A/C, power top, power
many convertibles as coves were built in 1968,
partly because they were $300 cheaper Today,
convertibles are worth about $6,000 more than
closed cars. High bid was light by about $1,000
for this solid drop-top.
#1pm-1994 DODGE VIPER RT
S/N 1B3BR65F2RU1000. Red/black leather.
LHD. Odo: 10,656 miles. Side exhaust, A/C,
St. Charles, Illinois
November 2-3, 2001
Auctioneers: Mark Delzell and
Number of automotive lots: 303
Number of automotive lots sold: 113
Sale rate: 37.3%
Sale total: $1,718,000
High: Lot #297, 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
convertible, sold for $70,250, including
buyer's premium. Buyer's premium on sold lots
included: up to 5,499=$300; $5,500 to
$19,999-$500; $20,000 to $34,999-$750;
$35,000 to $49,999=$1,250; $50,000 to
steering, power brakes. Paint work evident below
chrome trim. Excellent interior except for
chrome trim on console. Nice top. Perfect engine
compartment. Restored California car. Leaking
exhaust. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $14,000.
A nicely done car that deserved to meet its reserve
of $17,000. Owner was wise to pass on
cassette. Only 200 made. Top fits like a bad
toupee and is frayed on passenger side. Interior
like new. Paint a little rough, with buff
marks and nicks. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT
$41,000. The obligatory Viper at auction. Every
company consigns one and they almost always
reach bids around $40k This offer could
have been accepted. Somebody alert Viper owners
that there's no upside to their market values—just
take what you can get and run.
1966 CHEVROLET CORVAIR
CORSA Coupe. SN 107376W127015. White/
black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 19,472 miles. Verified
miles. Tach, tinted glass, quick steering, telescoping
steering column. Bumper guards. Very
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Report by Daniel Grunwald
Market opinions in italics
ecum's specialty is American
muscle cars and hot
rods, and it shows. This
auction featured several
World Of Wheels awardwinning
hot rods and cus-
toms, as well as some superb original and restored
examples of American muscle, such as Lot #264,
a 1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL convertible with the
original 427 dual quad engine and four-speed.
There were also some outstanding hot rods
and customs, each representing hundreds or
thousands of hours of work. They sold with
varying degrees of success, as a custom car
requires a custom buyer as well. Through the
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clean interior. Paint fair—only minor touch-ups
and scratches. Window seals victims of dry rot.
Small amount of rust and repaint signs on rear.
Underside sound. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $6,136.
If not for one little book, Corvair values would
likely be twice as much as they are today. This
was a good buy for a fun car that is just starting
to come into its own, value-wise.
1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Convertible. S/N N/A. Maroon/black vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 69,995 miles. Base engine. Recently
completed five-year, $30,000 resto. Immaculate
engine bay. Straight body. Good gaps. Great
seats and dash. Beautiful top. Clean underneath.
Paint a little funny, with dry marks and fading.
Window seal cracked. Overall, very nice. Cond:
2+. NOT SOLD AT $17,500. Almost twice as
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SCM MARKET REPORT: MECUM AUCTIONS, CHICAGO, IL
The auction was held in a large building
where the cars were driven across the block,
accompanied by a tent where premium cars
were showcased. There were a few glitches,
mostly due to too many cars to sell and too
little space to hold everything. Also, the outside
lighting didn't work on Friday night and
many cars were still arriving at 5 p.m., when it
was already too dark to view them prior to
sale time. Mecum had planned for that; the
generators were there and the lights erected,
but they just didn't all work. Chalk it up to
event, the Mecum crew worked hard, and with
enthusiasm not only while cars were crossing
the block, but putting together several significant
deals post-gavel as well.
The weather couldn't have been better and
the crowd was sizable. The Pheasant Run
Lodge and "across the lot" motel accommodations
were convenient for out of town buyers.
Is the economy stagnant? You wouldn't
know it from this crowd. Many of the buyers
seemed to be hobbyists who do some or all of
the work on their cars themselves, so something
that needed a little attention didn't scare
them off. The reserves on some of the premium
cars seemed optimistic, but that's nearly
always the case at an auction. Sellers who know
they've got a great piece will rarely risk it at no
reserve. However, when a decent car crossed
the block at no reserve, or when the auctioneer
announced that the reserve had been exceeded,
you could feel the crowd come alive. There
were serious bidders in the house; they just
needed the right car to bid on.—D.G
#318-1959 ARNOLT-BRISTOL BOLIDE
Roadster. S/N 404X3100. Red/gray leather.
LHD. Odo: 5,488 miles. OHV inline six with
three carbs said to put out 130 hp. 4-speed
transmission. One of this sale's featured cars.
worth of receipts for restoration of driveline,
engine, brakes, exhaust and more. Automatic,
modern A/C. Panel fit is only okay and the
paint looks good, despite being thick and
cracked in places. Some bubbles on left rocker
panel. Chrome good. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD
AT $22,000. A very nice looking Bentley that
should have most of its mechanical gremlins
exorcised. The thick paint is a little scary,
though. And the seller not taking the high bid is
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#295-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL
Roadster. S/N A121042 10 9505. White/red
leather. LHD. Odo: 34,488 miles. Very nice
paint with good panel fit and excellent chrome.
Interior is good, no dents on body. Front
bumper sags a bit on the left side and the
bumper guard faces slightly left. Overall, a goodlooking
driver. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT
Paint is good and chrome is nice. Said to have
the street windshield available. Owner was
looking for $45k. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT
$37,500. S. H. "Wacky" Arnolt's idea of a
Bertone body under a British Bristol chassis,
assembled in Italy and shipped to Chicago for
distribution. Only 142 of these cars were built
over a seven-year period Fair bid
#251-1961 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER
CLOUD!! Saloon. S/N SAE521. Green/green
leather. LHD. Odo: 4,411 miles. Panel fit is, to
put it kindly, unique—no two gaps are alike.
$15,000. A nice little car Probably could bring
more money another day, but not much more.
#143-1965 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL
Roadster. S/N N/A. White/black leather. LHD.
Odo: 69,000 miles. 4-speed automatic. White
car with a black soft top that shows well. The
chrome is good and the paint quality is good,
too. The panels fit with no dents and a clean
interior. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $11,250. A slightly
above-average SL that made a slightly belowaverage
#231-1967 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
Paint looks good from a distance, but it is very
thick and peeling. There isn't a magnet at
Argonne Labs that would stick to this car. No
dents, though, and the chrome is fair. Motorola
radio. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $13,000.
They don't make checkbooks large enough to
make this car right.
#277-1964 BENTLEY S3 Saloon.
S/N B232EC. Blue-green over taupe/gray
leather. LHD. Odo: 23,416 miles. $30,000
up by duct tape on driver's kick panel. Headliner
needs replacing. No rust in usual spots.
Some discoloration and slight pitting on window
chrome. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $5,600. A
nice little Bug. Fairly bought by today's' market.
Early Bugs are really memories on wheels
(and often on their lids as well) of the '60s.
#206-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL
Convertible. S/N 1134412010138. Maroon/
tan leather. LHD. Odo: 84,348 miles. Automatic.
Blaupunkt radio. Good chrome and
Coupe. S/N 117777849. Red/taupe vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 23,452 miles. Sunroof. Amateur
resto. New panel beading on all fenders and
new interior—including carpet, which is held
panel fit with no dents. Color-keyed wheel
covers. A/C, power steering, power brakes.
Interior has some wear-through on the seats
and dirty loop pile carpets. Cond: 2-. NOT
SOLD AT $18,700. Car had some problems
but was generally nice. There are a lot of SLs
for sale; the amount bid could buy a nicer one.
#335-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 2805E
Sedan. S/N 11102612002294. Gold/black
leather. LHD. Odo: 3,603 miles. Automatic,
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them. Let's hope there are no bad surprises
built for the US. Seller wanted $50k, but was
coaxed into reality by the Mecum staff A nice ride
that will unfortunately be worth less every mile
and every year you drive it. More fun than practically
any new car for the same money though.
A/C. Nice paint. Clean interior is worn but
serviceable. Nardi steering wheel, Becker radio,
Sanyo cassette player. Good panel fit and
chrome. Seems like a nice driver that has been
taken care of. Cond: 2
#211 1974 DETOMASO PANTERA
Coupe. S/N THPNNE06966. Red/black
leather. LHD. Odo: 29,264 miles. One-owner
. NOT SOLD AT
$12,500. The Sanyo cassette player and Nardi
steering wheel send mixed signals. $12,500 may
be too cheap, but the owner wants a ridiculous
$22,000. That number only works for Benz
coupes like the one in this month's German
Mini-Profile (page 58).
1972 MERCEDES BENZ 600 Lim-
ousine. S/N 10001212002100. White/gray
velour. LHD. Odo: 27,291 miles. A true
car with all original papers. A/C, power windows,
power brakes. Car is good overall, but
the center of the steering wheel has a cracked
plastic cover with a large hole in it. Cond: 3.
SOLD AT $25,750. 11 would seem that replacing
the steering wheel cover would have been a
cheap and wise repair before auction. Nonetheless,
a decent price, especially at an auction
that didn't draw a foreign-car crowd
1974 DETOMASO PANTERA GT
Coupe. S/N THPNNG06123. Red with black
hood/black leather. LHD. Odo: 27,346 miles.
Mercedes luxo-cruiser. Interior is nice, paint
and chrome are quite good. No dents in body
panels. Windshield glass delaminating. Sunroof
and trunk lid fit slightly off. Delivered at the
Paris Auto Show to Aga Khan. Other famous
history. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $25,000.
Some problems, but a generally good car, even
though it won't hold a magnet in spots. Still,
one of the classiest rides on the road. Just not
today. Needs a sale focused on Euro cars.
1983 MERCEDES BENZ 3805L
Coupe. S/N BA45AXDB023597. Gray/gray
leather. LHD. Odo: 76,659 miles. Automatic,
factory alloy wheels. Interior is in fair to good
Lots of chrome on undercarriage. Excellent condition
and beautifully done steel-bodied hot
rod. Cond: 1
Correct GT riveted fender flares. Has all cooling,
suspension and performance upgrades.
Excellent chrome, clean interior. Aftermarket
mags and attention to detail seem to say that
this owner cared for the car. Cond: 1-. SOLD
AT $32,750. Good looks and details suggest
this car will drive as well as it looks. License
plate reads "BRK LATE." Top dollar for a
Pantera, but deserved by the condition of the
car and the rare GT option.
1989 ALFA ROMEO 2000 Spider.
S/N ZARBA5642K10630. White/tan leather.
LHD. Odo: 65,709 miles. Some pitting on the
condition. Normal scratches and chips in paint,
and some minimal rust visible on passenger
side chrome. Muffler hangs low and wiggles.
Some very worn weatherstripping around windows.
Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $11,500. Just a
used car Feels like more than 76,000 miles.
The Rolaids package left on the console is not a
good sign for the new owner
1994 PORSCHE 911 Speedster. SN
WP0C2961RS46541. White/black leather. LHD.
Odo: 14,604 miles. Very pretty white paint with
good panel fit and interior. Mileage and condition
correspond. Car is in very nice shape, with no
visible flaws. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $47,000. 420
Minimal rust and no major oil leaks apparent.
Paint fair. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $10,100. Many of
these were used hard and left outside to weather
in their earlier days. Finding a good one is not
easy. This was a fair price for what should be a
chrome headlight trim. Panel fit good, as is
paint. Fair to good interior. Closer inspection
reveals a dropped area in the driver's floor pan
and filler in both headlight ares. Possible significant
front-end damage. Cond: 4. SOLD AT
$6,000. This car just had a dubious feel about
it. There are plenty ofother '89 Alfas to choose
from that will bring less apprehension with
1934 CHEVROLET COUPE.
S/N 6F00732192. Black with flames/gray
leather and cloth. LHD. Odo: 14,551 miles.
Chevy small block, Vintage Air. Independent
front suspension. Discs in front and drums in
back. Steel wheels with baby moons. Fiberglass
hot rod. Clean interior. Only visible flaw
was a small crack in the fiberglass by the passenger
door. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT
Sports Car Market
Seat leather cracked Rubber on footboards worn
and torn. Cylinders show pitting and surface rust,
as well as a few chips. Tank-mounted shifter.
Cond: 5. NOT SOLD AT $18,000. Looks rough,
but is original—right down to the oil leaks. Still,
this bike should have sold for the amount bid
MOTORCYCLE. S/N 25JDCB8056. Green.
Odo: 4,190 miles. A rough-looking original
Harley with minimal restoration done.
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1932 FORD HIGH BOY Roadster.
S/N 8A95910. Black with red highlights/black
leather. LHD. Past award winner. Wire wheels.
. NOT SOLD AT $23,000. A
very nice rod at a venue that just didn't have
the right buyers in the crowd. Worth more
money and should bring it on another day.
Motorcycle. SN 34VLD5245. Orange/black.
Said to be original, and looked quite good.
1934 HARLEY DAVIDSON VTWIN
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sidemount spare. Good paint and panel fit.
cleaning and restoration, but not much. Some
paint chips and surface rust and pitting on the
steel framework. Looks like an old weld on the
chrome exhaust. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT
$18,500. Owner wanted $20k Guys who love
their old bikes would likely have an easier time
selling their wife and kids than parting with a
unique piece like this.
$28,000. A nice-looking nostalgia rod built with
modern parts. Probably drives as well as it
looks. Not over-accessorized or over-chromed
Bid seemed like plenty
#310-1937 FORD CUSTOM Coupe.
S/N 184003561. Champagne/light tan leather.
LHD. A 'glass rod with Mustang independent
Rust-free truck that is fully restored to a good
standard, including the original refinished floorboards
in the back. The drip rails over the doors
were held on with sheet metal screws. Cond:
2. SOLD AT $20,750. A very popular vehicle
today Not sold at $19,500 at the gavel, but the
deal was done a short time later Fair price for
both buyer and seller.
front suspension and a 350 Chevy V8. Automatic.
Electric doors and trunk—no handles
anywhere. Smooth, down to the Mercedes Eclass
headlights molded into the body. Flawless
paint. Lots of awards. Cond: 1. SOLD AT
$62,250. One of a kind Lots of car lots of
money. Shows again that the right cars brought
big money at this auction.
#311-1937 FORD PANEL Truck.
S/N 3493634. Green/black leather. LEM. Odo:
58,233 miles. All new chrome with one
#314-1946 INDIAN MOTORCYCLE with
Princess Sidecar. S/N N/A. Red. Odo: 5,289
miles. Tank-mounted shifter. Bike shows some
#134-1947 LINCOLN Club Coupe.
SN 7H172248. Black/wine leather. LHD. Odo:
59,059 miles. Texas car. 3-speed, floor shift.
Panel fit good, no rust present. Excellent chrome.
Some dust in paint, but shows well. Slight
delamination on edges of glass. A good runner
and very quiet. Nice original interior. A goodlooking
car. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $18,000.
Seller was right not to take the bid Another few
thousand dollars would not be unrealistic.
#127-1955 CHEVROLET DEL RAY Coupe.
SN VB55N095542. White and blue/white and
blue. LHD. Odo: 68,591 miles. Automatic.
Interior looks original and good except for front
seat, which is tom and has an old seat cover on
it. Poor dash paint. Some rust on grille and
pitting in other chrome. Dented trim. Solid, dentfree
body. No filler found in the usual places.
1964 Ferrari 330 2+2,
red/black leather, 4-speed, OD, just
serviced, Borranis, original interior,
straight and rust free
1965 Aston Martin DB5
exceptional CA car, BRG/tan, 4-speed, OD, NC,
wires, just serviced, highly detailed
n, factory sunroof, 10k original miles,
restored, all correct, runs new
1967 Cadillac Fleetwood, 25k ml, CA car, black/black, NC, full power, original interior, recent paint
1956 Corvette, dual quads, two tops, orange/creme, very nice older restoration, VVWW tires, runs new
1960 Chevrolet Impala, documented, red/red-white, WWW tires, 348 4-bbl, PS, PB, great
1973 Camaro Z-28 LT, two-owner CA car, 350,4-speed, NC, PS, PDB, tilt, deluxe interior, deep blue/black, receipts
1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Retractable Skyliner, Continental kit, aqua and white exterior, exceptional resto
1962 Ford Thunderbird, factory roadster, 27K miles, 2 owners, Kelsey-Hayes, tonneau, resto'd
1959 Austin-Healey Bug Eye Sprite, very well restored, Olde English White/red leather, Mini-Lites, rain gear
1961 Austin-Healey 3000, factory 2-seat roadster, black/red, outstanding restoration, last owner 20 years, highly detailed
1961 Ferrari Dino 196 S, outstanding alloy re-creation, tubular chassis, proper Dino-spec motor, as new
1954 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster, red, black, skirts, WVVW tires, fresh resto, outstanding throughout
position drophead, silver
restored, all tools, very high quality V
well detailed, RHD
1966 Jaguar XKE Convertible, While/tan leather, very well restored, numbers matcti;excellent and just serviced '1974
Jaguar XKE Roadster, 18k miles, all records and docs from new, wire wheels, NC, hard top, red/tan, new
1966 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE Cab, 35k miles, CA car, rare 4-speed, $9k recent service, red/black
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Coupe, med. blue/navy origrrial leather, 40k miles, auto, NC, all records, tools, books
, 1961 MGA Roadster, completely restored, red/black leather with red piping, all weather equipment, runs well
1985 Porsche 911 Coupe, black/black, Beverly Hills one-owner car, as new, all options, no paint work, books, tools
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on the edge of the hood. No dents in the body. An
excellent interior with a Wonderbar radio. Lots of
chrome dress-up items under the hood. Cond:
2+. NOT SOLD AT $38,000. Very nice and
shows well. Not enough interest at this crowd
Also, was thefuelie ori ginal? And the extra chrome
bits under the hood werent really a plus.
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD Con-
Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $7,900. A good project in
a nice, original, solid body, shoebox Chevy. New
weatherstripping on all doors shows a project
that had already been started. Price reflects the
solid state ofthe car and also the work needed to
complete the job. Fair for both parties.
1955 GMC PICKUP Truck.
S/N 1028C42909. Blue/blue and white cloth.
LHD. Odo: 836 miles. Interior is good, as is
vertible. S/N D7FH325569. Black/black. LHD.
Odo: 9,896 miles. Automatic. Mileage claimed
to be original, and no reason to think otherwise.
Car is very clean, paint is very good. Only a few
small chips on the hood edge. Rust free. Later
Thunderbird wire wheels. Known ownership
string. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $37,500. This car
created a lot of pre-sale interest. Not highly
optioned, but you would have to look a long time
to find another one that is this nice. Good deal
for everyone involved, and showed that for the
right cars, there was good money in this crowd
panel fit and paint. Chrome has no pitting, but
some wear-through. Wood in bed has been replaced
(although it is stained), as has the stainless
steel trim. Sidemount spare. Left door shuts
hard and has some paint bubbles. Cond: 2-. NOT
SOLD AT $10,000. A great truck with very few
problems. Worth more than what was bid here.
1956 LINCOLN MARK H Coupe.
S/N C56C2302. Maroon/maroon and white
1959 FORD SKYLINER Retractable
Hardtop. S/N B9KW120099. White and green/
white and green cloth and vinyl. LHD. Odo:
85,638 miles. Claimed matching numbers. Top
in excellent working condition, but that's the
only good news. Newer, very poorly recovered
door panels and bad dash paint. Radio buttons
chipped and broken. Cracked steering wheel.
Overspray everywhere. Lots of Bondo. Cond:
5. SOLD AT $13,500. Getting the top to work
on these cars is a lifetime project in itself but
fit, chrome and paint show well. Rear of headliner
shows water damage. Some filler in body.
Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $17,000. With a
shady body, alarms go off Just where is that
water comingfrom, how long has it been there
and what damage has it done? High bid could
have been accepted To get more, seller should
do some better prep work
1964 FORD GALAXIE 500XL
Convertible. S/N 4U69R150106. Blue/blue
vinyl. LHD. 427/450, 4-speed. Dual four-barrels.
Photo-documented frame-off restoration.
only a few cracks in the clear steering wheel.
Cheap radio. Some chrome peeling on the front
bumper. Solid body. New paint is very passable.
$12 plus change in ashtray. A Las Vegas
car. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $8,500. A lot of
interest in this car, but not enough to get the job
done. Even with the ashtray spiff
1964 PONTIAC GTO Coupe.
S/N 824P287877. Red/black. LHD. Odo:
11,365 miles. Automatic, A/C, Redlines. Threecarb
engine. Original sticker in window. Panel
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#159-1963 PONTIAC CATALINA
Convertible. S/N 363K47266. White/green
vinyl. LHD. Odo: 12,230 miles. 389 c.i. Automatic,
desirable 8-lug wheels. Interior nice, with
leather. LHD. Odo: 97,291 miles. Excellent
chrome, paint and panel fit, but extensive rust
repair on the bottom of the car. Small crease in
right front fender from the door opening too far.
Interior shows a small surface tear on dash and
light wear on driver's seat, but nice overall. Cond:
3. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. A really goodlooking
car that may hold up well for a longtime
if driven carefully and in good weather Then
again, when the Bondo starts to go, that is another
story. It took a lot of money to restore this
car, but it wasn't all well spent. Fair bid
1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR
Convertible. SN VC57S223952. Black/black
and gray vinyl. LHD. Odo: 5,336 miles. Fuelinjected
283 V8, 3-speed with overdrive. Very
good chrome and excellent paint with some chips
even with this top working, the new owner has
his work cut out for him. However if the new
owner is a do-it-yourselfer he'll come out okay
after a restoration.
1962 CHEVROLET BEL AIR Coupe.
S/N 21637F126413. Red/orange vinyl and cloth.
LHD. 409, dual quads, heater, radio delete. 4speed.
Excellent restoration. Chrome, interior,
As new in all areas. An outstanding car. Cond: 1.
NOT SOLD AT $48,000. Fewer than 10 droptop
427 Galaxie 500Xls were built with the fourspeed
This is probably the best of the bunch, but
there is still a limit to how much people will pay
for these cars. Bid was not unrealistic.
1964 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE
Coupe. S/N 2241257258. White/blue vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 54,568 miles. 440, 4-speed. Excellent
chrome. No dents, nice interior—except
paint and panel fit all better than when new. A
tailered show car that won a 95 to 100% award
at Chevyfest nationals and a gold 987 points at
Late Great Chevy. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $44,750.
Originally made by Chevrolet to be the street
racer for 1962. No options that didnt make power
All the money in todays market, but if properly
maintained, this car will never go down in value.
for dirty seat belts. Paint and panel fit fair to
good. Mag wheels and radio delete. Some
overspray on the window weatherstripping.
Evidence of body repair on the lower areas.
Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $10,500. A good
driver with lots of interest that looked like it was
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ready to go fast. Probably not, though, as the
description stated "Never raced"
#205-1965 PONTIAC GTO Coupe.
SN 23737SP326869. Blue/black vinyl. LHD.
Odo: 7,811 miles. 455 Tr-Power with a 12bolt
Chevy rear end. Redlines. Good paint.
$11,300. A completely unexceptional Mustang
in most ways, but also a very clean and good
looking car The spinner hubcaps helped, too. A
great summer driver Not stolen, but bought well.
#208-1966 SHELBY MUSTANG GT350H
Coupe. SN SFM651578. Black with gold
stripes/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 77,610 miles.
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column-shift automatic. No rust. Paint and
body panels look good, as does exterior
chrome. Some pitting visible on interior window
chrome. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT
$19,000. Details, details. Taking care of the
small stuff before consigning your car helps
boost the appearance and the price. Also,
where was the documentation that this car
was born a Hemi?
#396-1966 CHEVROLET NOVA SS
Coupe. SN 118376N103011. Gold/creme vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 23,321 miles. Miles appear to
be original. No console between the front
Shows well enough, though the trunk fit is off
and there is a slight dent on the right door.
Shiny chrome. Interior strong. Cond: 3. NOT
SOLD AT $14,000. A decent car but with a
non-stock engine, will never be anything more
than a weekend driver Bid was plenty.
#13 1-1966 FORD MUSTANG
Convertible. SN 6F080348206. Blue/black
vinyl. LHD. Odo: 14,225 miles. 289 V8 with
two-barrel and 3-speed stick. All panels fit well
and the car shows no rust or rust repair, with a
new white top. Fair to good chrome and no
dents in the body. Some normal paint chips on
the passenger door. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT
Paxton supercharger. Slight rust bubbling at rear
window and left lower quarter panel. A light
amount of pitting to chrome. Excellent paint and
very good original interior. Nice panel fit.
Goodyear Wingfoot white stripe tires. Cond: 2+.
SOLD AT $38,250. Fair price, considering the
cosmetic needs and the unfortunate add-on supercharger
How hard would it be to take off?
#243-1966 DODGE CORONET HEM!
Coupe. SN WH23H67241446. Creme/black
vinyl. LHD. Odo: 4,104 miles. American
Torque Thrust wheels. 425-hp Hemi,
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bucket seats. No rust anywhere. Excellent
chrome and paint. All panels fit, no dents or
flaws seen. Car originally had a 283, but now
sports a 331 with aluminum heads, headers
and radiator. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT
$23,700. A really nice original Nova with low
miles. Why the new engine is a mystery. Everything
else on the car is stock and original. A
great car but the bid was all the money and
then some. The car should have changed hands.
#253-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Coupe. SN 1943T150106828. Yellow/black
vinyl. LHD. Odo: 14,354 miles. Frame-off
restoration. Power windows, A/C, tinted glass,
Goldline tires, Powerglide. Dealer-installed trailer
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hitch. Claimed matching numbers. Tank sticker,
Protect-O-Plate. All chrome looks new. Door
fit off. Paint crack at the right hood latch. Cond:
2+. NOT SOLD AT $29,000. Nice car, nicely
done. All it needed was two bidders willing to
spend another $3k-$5k to get the job done.
#256-1967 CHEVROLET NOVA SS
Coupe. S/N 116377W154463. Black/black cloth
a TV The Goodguys second-place winner for
Street Machine of the Year. Cond: 1. SOLD AT
$70,250. This car doesn't fit into any category It
is a well-executed and beautiful modern hot rod
based on 1968 sheet metal. And the lucky seller
found a buyer who agreed with his customization
concept and was willing to pay for it.
#262-1969 CHEVROLET YENKO COPO
CAMARO Coupe. SN 124379N649313. Yellow/black
vinyl. LHD. Odo: 33,495 miles. 427,
white stripes/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 30,670
miles. Original 4-speed, but a replacement 302c.i.
engine. Repaint from yellow. No rust.
Interior perfect and paint, panel fit and chrome
are great as well. A solid car with lots of interested
lookers. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $23,000.
A well-done restoration. Kudos to the owner for
the prominent signage that stated the engine and
color changes. This car should have sold if the
bid was real money and not offered by rafter
birds, which sometimes make their way into auction
1988 PONTIAC FIERO FORMULA
with white piping. LHD. Odo: 82,102 miles.
383 stoker engine and automatic, A/C. No rust.
Excellent chrome and nice paint with good panel
fit all around. New upholstery nicely done. Fiberglass
hood with reverse scoop. A clean car.
Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $15,500. A nice car
with tasteful modifications. Bid was not unfair
#297-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO
Custom Convertible. S/N 124678N410019.
Yellow/gray leather. LHD. Odometer reads 0.1
miles. 5-speed Tieniec transmission hooked up
to a 502-c.i., fuel-injected V8 for 550 hp. Handformed
dashboard features high-tech gauges and
4-speed. Car looks very good and is mostly original
with the exception of the painted front
bumper, which has chipped paint. Minor door
edge paint chips also. Chrome looks new, interior
nice. Paint and panel fit outstanding. Some docs,
reportedly. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $45,000.
If the car was a real Yen/co, the bid was off by at
least $10k. However, Yen/cos are relatively easy
to clone, so documentation is everything with this
car The seller really hurt his chances by not having
rock-solid paperwork to venfi , his car
#291-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO 7/28
RS Coupe. S/N 124379L505807. Black with
Coupe. S/N 1G2PE1199JP2055. Black/gray
vinyl. LHD. Odo: 33,803 miles. Automatic transmission,
138 hp. Decent repaint to black. Driver's
door slightly misaligned. No power options.
Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $4,750. A very basic,
no-option car with low mileage but repainted at
33,000 miles nonetheless. No signs ofthe dreaded
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1951 MG-TD Roadster
Chassis number: 9698
orld War II saw the start of many romances
and among them was the affair between
America and Abingdon, where MGs were
made. Americans met the MG, fell in love, and
pretty soon Abingdon couldn't keep up with
the demand. Like many a love affair, the
Smitten One did not notice his Beloved One's shortcomings. The
MG-TC was slow, uncomfortable, and came only with right-hand
drive. On the other hand, it had classic looks and was enormous fun
on the road. The secret was a vintage chassis (whippy frame, beam
front axle) and a responsive little engine (the 54-bhp, 1250-cc
XPAG). A driver had to pay attention to get the best from it, and
if a car asks you to concentrate, before long you either love it or hate
it. Nobody who has ever driven a classic MG has hated it.
You drive one and not a day will go by except that a mature lady will
come up and tell you that she did her courting in such a car. She will also
After MG established a bridgehead in America with the TC, it made the
TD, which came with independent front suspension by coil springs and
double wishbones. Allied to smaller and wider wheels, this made the TD
more manageable, and it was in its element on a winding road. This very
good example is finished in red with black interior and recent work includes
new brakes and a thorough engine service that included a carburetor overhaul.
It also had its electrics overhauled and anew distributor and coil fitted.
This is a car for the person who likes the wind in their hair and the
challenge of real driving.
This car soldfor $10,350, including buyer 's premium, at Bonhams &
Brooks in Cannel, August 18, 2001.
A T-series MG is the one car that nearly every
British enthusiast wants to own at least once in his
lifttime. With the vertical radiator, separate sweeping
fenders, cut-down doors, folding windshield
and rear-mounted spare tires, they embody the
charm and heritage of classic British motoring.
The only decision is which of the series to buy
The TCs had the classical lines of all prewar British
roadsters, but sufferfrom a lack of power that
makes them nearly unusable by all but true mas-
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ochists for distances longer than 50 miles. The TD
had smaller; wider wheels and independent front
suspension, so it is actually safe at the reasonable
particular TD begs thefamous question asked by an ex-mayor ofCarmel,
California, "Do you feel lucky?" Dust under the recent respray, and an
off-the-shelf interior kit that wasn't exactly to original specifications suggest
a sell-it-quick restoration. The notes that the "electrics" had been
overhauled and a new distributor and coil fitted probablyjust means that
someone wrapped tape over a frayed wiring harness and did what had
to be done to get the car to start.
ID plate on left side of front of
toolbox in engine compartment
On ID plate and on octagonal plate
on flywheel housing or crankcase,
and stamped into engine block
New England MG-T Register, Drawer
220, Oneonta, NY 13820; 704/544-1253
Morgan Plus 4, Triumph TR3
speeds it can reach. The solid steel wheels that were standard on these cars
don't seem quite right, but they're compensatedfor by separate headlamps
in their own chromed cases. The IF had most of the same lines of the TD,
but was as fast as the first MGAs. It lost the chrome headlamps, but most
today have chrome wheels to provide a glint on sunny days.
For any but the experienced hobbyist, though, the purchase of this
Even worse, the incorrect dashboard is a clue that one or more forner
owners believed that "a job worth doing right...will probably cost more
than I want to pay" With the odometer showing a probably honest 76,737
miles, what the car should have received was aframe-up restoration with a
full engine rebuild Instead the seller; who had probably gotten this little car
in a package with some other cars he rea147wanted didn't want to spend any
more than it would take to get this car sold
Nevertheless, was it worth payingjust over ten
grandfor the MG-7D? If the buyer went into this
deal with his eyes open, the price is reasonable.
Just so long as he isn't surprised when the car
keeps conking out until he's exorcised all the demons
that almost certainly will be lurking in the
fuel and electrical system. Not to mention the problems
of leaking shocks, loose steering, and weak
brakes that are likely to need attention in the next
year or so. And then there's the possibility ofrot in
the wood-framed body. If the new buyer has reasonable
experience with British cars and is looking
forward to setting this one right himself then
he can probably have a lot offun with this addition to his collection.
On the other hand, ifsomeone with no tools or experience bought this
car because his wife thought it looked cute, it may be back on the auction
block again soon after it breaks down and leaves her stranded on her
way to the country club.—Gary Anderson
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By Gary Anderson
earMr. Anderson: Ijusthadthe
engine overhauled on my Austin-Healey
3000. Now when I
drive it, the gauge only shows 15
psi oil pressure at idle and
around 40 psi at speed. The
mechanic says that's perfectly acceptable, but
I'm concerned that they might not have done a
goodjob.—J.D. Oznot, Princeton, N ew Jersey
I would be concerned as well. Engine oil pressure
standards are pretty close to the same for
most six-cylinder British engines, including both
Healeys and Jaguars. With standard 20W-50 oil
in the engine, the gauge should be showing around
35 psi at idle and 60-65 at 3,000 rpm when the
engine is first started cold. After the engine is
warmed up, you should be getting 20-30 psi at
idle and 50-60 psi at
3,000 rpm. Fourcylinder
such as Triumphs
and MGs, will be a
little higher. Ifyou're
not seeing these figures,
then there may
be a problem with
the engine or with
the gauge. Since
Smiths gauges are
the first thing
to do is check the oil
pressure at the side
galley of the engine
using an external oil gauge.
a catch tank that allows them to pressurize the
engine and look for where the oil is getting by,
whether it's going past an 0-ring or past the
Either way, you'll need to attend to the problem
to avoid ruining your engine. The shop that
did the original work should be able to replace
the 0-rings, have the machining redone to correct
tolerances, or help defray the costs of having
a competent shop fix the problem.
Look for 50 psi of oil pressure in your Austin-Healey.
If you get the same readings with an accurate
external gauge, then I'm afraid you will need
to find out where the problem is. According to
David Nock, co-owner of British Car Specialists
in Stockton, California, the pressure that is
being measured is the force required to push oil
past the bearings. If pressure is too low, then
more oil is getting through than should be and
the engine doesn't have enough protection.
The problem could be as simple as having a
bad oil pressure relief valve, or the wrong 0rings
installed. It could also be a more serious
problem ofpoor machining, since engine machining
to the close tolerances required by British
engines is becoming a lost art. To find out what
your problem is, Nock says a good British car
shop can check the oil pressure relief valve. If
that's okay, the shop will pull the pan and install
Dear Mr. Anderson: I read with interest
SCM's description and comments on the
Christie's Pebble Beach sale of Lot #55 (October
2001, page 36), the very early (S/N
S-810589) Jaguar XK 140MC OTS. This was
apparently an exquisitely restored example about
which the reporter commented "...and one of
the earliest XK
140MCs extant." I
actually have an
roadster and have
always wondered if
very early cars
command a premium
the Jaguar archivists,
my car, carrying
Addressing the Mysteries of British Car Ownership
Pump Up The Pressure
only a few small cosmetic differences between
the early and late XK 140s, such as the width of
the bootlid handle, and the contours ofthe armrest
between the seats.
Would you have 140 Registry or other reliable
information to support that S-810440
might be the earliest surviving left-hand drive
XK 140MC OTS? Additionally, in general, are
the earliest cars more desirable and, by extension,
of potentially higher value on an equivalent
condition comparison basis?—Fred
Hammerle, via e-mail
Earlier models and variations are often considered
more valuable than later ones if there
were significant changes during production. For
example, your XK 140 is considered to be
worth less in the marketplace than a comparable
XI( 120, and an early "flat-floor" Series
I E-type has greater value than a later Series I
in spite of the fact that in both cases, the later
car is more practical.
However, I don't believe that lower serial
numbers will be worth more than later numbers
in the same production run if there isn't anything
significant to distinguish them from each
other. Looking at Philip Porter's book Original
Xl‘s , there actually were few running changes
during production of the 140s, and none that
look significant enough to influence valuation.
Moving on to your first question, your best
source of Jaguar production data will be the
Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust in Mahwah, New
Jersey (Karen Miller, 800/452-4827). However,
even they might not be able
to tell you whether there are
XK 140s with lower serial
numbers than yours still in
existence. According to
Porter's book, the first lefthand
drive XI( 140 OTS was
serial number 810001, so
yours would have been the
440th produced. It certainly
could be the oldest now surviving.
Whether or not that
will make the car worth more,
it certainly makes an interesting
comment when describing
Alc" 140 roadster-the earlier, the better,'
ber S-810440 was built by Sir William and his
associates on December 10, 1954. There are
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1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe
Chassis number: 1102612001954
/11 he 280SE 3.5-liter cars were MercedesBenz's
first V8-powered sports cars. A
This 1971 example was delivered new with silver paintwork and has
been repainted once during its present ownership. The owner has kept
the car for six or seven years and the indicated mileage of 29,550 appears
to be original. The car has automatic transmission with a floor-mounted
automatic gear-selection lever, a factory sunroof and air conditioning.
The interior and trunk are described as being in "mint" condition and the
owner reports that the car handles and drives as new.
Apparently much of its life was spent in Beverly Hills and it still has
a Beverly Hills sticker on the windshield. More recently it has been kept
in Santa Barbara. The car is offered with factory tools and manuals.
These large and accommodating 3.5-liter Mercedes are ideal for carrying
four adults and luggage on long-distance trips in absolute comfort.
This car sold at a no-reserve price of $32,900, including buyer 's
premium, at the Christie 's Pebble Beach sale on August 19, 2001.
Despite the muddled last sentence in the first paragraph of the catalog
description, we'll be glad to concede that these
cars in both two-door coupe and convertible form
are rare and desirable, which is the ideal combination
for any collector car to possess.
Mercedes-Benz authorities will gladly tell you
that these cars are among the last of the "classic"
Mercedes built. They possess superior over-theroad
performance combined with supremely comfortable
riding qualities, posh, understated interiors
bristling with quality materials, impeccable
workmanship and road manners belying their relatively
large size and weight (3,641 pounds) Plus,
they have the advantage of advanced-for-theperiod
engineering in the Mercedes manner
Even when relatively new, these cars brought a
premium price simply as used cars and today even a top bid that
breaks $30,000, as this one did, merely equals the approximate cost of
a new C-Class Mercedes sedan. Despite carrying the three-pointed
star, the new C is a car that offers far more plastic and vinyl than
polished wood and leather So, really, which one would you rather have
for that kind of money?
combination of elegant styling coupled
with effortless performance made them
highly desirable and they were every bit
as prestigious as their competitors. From
the outset, the emphasis was on quality and the cars
featured a new interior with more wood and leather
upholstery as the standard. The 3.5-liter V8 engine was
highly advanced, with electronic fuel injection and
transistor ignition. It marked a turning point in
Mercedes-Benz engine manufacturing. The high price
that these cars retailed at reflected the quality and
expense of their production and ensured their relative
rarity. Even by Mercedes-Benz's efficient standards, output was limited,
thereby enhancing the car's rarity and prestige.
Original list price
SCM Price Guide
Tune up/major service
When we inspected this car during the Christie 's preview for our
SCM report (October, 2001, page 42), we noted that it was very well
detailed and maintained, and had superb door and panel fit. The only
minus was a very slight amount of honest wear on the front seats. The
car is also the right color combination, looking very rich and properly
Germanic in silver with the dark blue leather One can imagine it
cruising happily down an Autobahn at 100-plus mph on its way to
some luxury resort in the Black Forest while little DKWs, Borgwards
and Beetles obligingly pull over to the right lane as the big Merc wafts
One of the advantages of these models is their dual personality. While
possessing dashing but dignified styling and elegant interiors that make
them attractive and welcome additions to show and concours fields, they
are equally at home in today's cut-and-thrust traffic thanks to their fourwheel
disc brakes, automatic transmissions and superior acceleration
from the double overhead-cam V8. Indeed, for the owner who lives in an
agreeable climate like Beverly Hills or Santa Barbara, these cars can
serve as a practical daily driver as well as a
On firewall of engine bay
Right side of block
Mercedes-Benz Club of America,
1907 Leleray St.,
Denver, CO 80909;
BMW 3.0 CSi, Jaguar XJS,
Facel Vega HK500
This car appeared to be as fine a low-mileage,
straight, honest example as could be found
Its mileage appeared consistent with its appearance
and it looked like it had lived a life of automotive
ease in the California sun.
A good buy at $10,000 over the top SCM
Price Guide amount? Remember that any guide
is just a guide, and that with collector cars,
condition is everything. The condition of this
car was superb, and especially attractive—and
valuable—in that it was original rather than
From another perspective, look at all the very
ordinary cookie-cutter new cars that sell in the $30,000 range, and then
depreciate like stones sinking in a pond. Compare them to this highquality
automobile that should never go down in value. In my opinion,
this particular Mercedes was the shrewdest buy of the Christie 's Pebble
Beach auction.—Dave Brownell
(Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company)•
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ast December we reviewed a variety of 356 engine modifications
and upgrades. This month's topic is suspension options
for your vintage four-cylinder Porsche.
Wheels, tires and shocks are mostly bolt-on items and
allow you to set your 356 up in a variety of configurations,
from comfortable weekend cruiser to a tooth-rattling,
autocross-spec buckboard. Each choice has its pluses and minuses;
there is no free lunch when it comes to 356 handling upgrades.
356 suspension options are limited to ride-height adjustments and
changes in torsion bars. While it is fine to lower your 356 a bit, overlowering
induces excessive harshness for street use. Stay to within an inch
or two of factory specs for street use. You can also install stiffer torsion
bars, but avoid this unless you will be driving
only on the track. Ride quality deteriorates
quickly with thicker torsion bars.
Installing Koni shock absorbers is a popular
option. In the old days, this expensive
shock (about $100 each) solved the fade problem
that allowed a standard absorber to become
soft when on the track or driven hard
over difficult terrain. Armchair enthusiasts,
upon driving their first Koni-equipped car,
are often shocked to realize the price for this
extra damping is a stiff ride. Although Konis
are adjustable, they need to be partially removed
to accomplish this. And even on the
softest setting they can be quite harsh.
In the old days of stock 41/2 x 15-inch
wheels and 165/80/15 tires, Konis weren't so
bad, as the high sidewall and small tread area
of the tires allowed for some of the compliance the Konis took away. But
today, with 51/2-inch wide wheels and high-performance Z-rated 195/60/15
tires, be careful or you can quickly turn your 356 into a bone-jarring sled.
I prefer the stock Boge shocks. At about $50 each, they deliver a
supple ride around town and on the highway. Would I use them for
racing? No, but who am I trying to impress here? My wife, so she will
enjoy riding with me as much as I enjoy having her along. Other shock
options are KYBs, at $25 each (firmer than Boges), or Bilsteins, at $75
apiece and similar in firmness to Konis.
Wheels and tires work in close concert with the shocks and springs
to deliver a compromise between reasonable street performance and
go-cart style firmness. Let's start with wheels, where the choice is
simple. Every 356A, B and C came with 41/2 x 15-inch wheels. Today,
for drum-brake 356A/B cars, we have a choice of the original size, or
the larger VW repro 51/2 x 15-inch (about $75 each). C/SC cars with
disc brakes have a different bolt pattern and use the stock 41/2-inch
wheel or the 1968 and later 912/911 51/2-inch wheel.
But there are problems going to the 51/2-inch wheels. Repro VW
wheels, available in chrome only, fit well but look wrong due to different
vent panel and vent hole designs. There are no reproductions of 51/2-inch
C/SC disc brake wheels, so you have to hunt the swap meets and salvage
yards to find them. Both will rub a bit in front at full lock, but that's not
a serious problem.
The Nuts and Bolts of Tires and Shocks:
Modifying Your 356
Rather than the nearly correct 165/80/15 Michelin XZX or Dunlop
SP20 tires available today, I find a slightly smaller diameter modern tire
to be a good compromise between road holding and ride comfort. My
favorite is a 185/65/15 Pirelli P400. At about $50 each, these are comfortable
tires with a rather low speed rating, which is still much faster
than I drive. Other widely available sizes are 195/65/15, and 195/60/15,
each requiring 51/2-inch wide wheels.
Installing a set of Porsche 356C/SC disc brakes on a drum-braked 356
will hurt originality but is an acceptable upgrade. 356 front drum brakes
have two hydraulic cylinders and therefore two leading shoes per wheel,
and the swept area is very large for the weight of the car. The drums are a
clever blend of alloy outers with deep cooling fins, and a pressed-in steel
lining. Most do not realize that the drum
brakes, when properly adjusted, stop the
car on dry pavement just about as well as
the discs. The discs do better when fade is
an issue or when driving in wet conditions.
Parts and labor on a disc brake conversion
The eternal dilemma: ride quality or performance?
When built, 356s offered a state-of-theart
combination of performance and roadability.
Today, if you are willing to accept the
design as originally conceived and executed,
this humble swing-axle suspension can still
deliver an astonishingly compliant ride, together
with delightful handling on the street.
Certainly more modern suspension designs
can reach higher levels of ultimate adhesion
on the track. But turning a 356 into a track
competitor capable of banging wheels with
the latest designs will eliminate the dual-purpose nature of the vehicle.
My advice is to stick with stock, and enjoy the handling of your car
the way that Ferdinand Porsche designed it to perform.
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From Grand Classics to Twin Stripes of Smoking Rubber
1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe
Chassis number: 194378S426697
11111 he car that most Corvette collections consider the
ultimate was never meant to be. In GM's master
plan, the new body style introduced in 1968 was
intended for 1967 production. Fortunately for
Corvette fans everywhere, delays forced the continuation
of the Sting Ray for one more year.
Corvette designers were instructed to carry out a minor facelift
for these interim '67 models. Fortunately, the engineers were not
held back, and there were several changes to the engine lineup,
including the legendary L71 435-hp, Tr-Power big block. Most
performance buyers chose this option, assuming that it was the most
What they didn't know was that Chevrolet had carefully hidden an
even more potent option. In the catalog, the L88 engine was listed as a
430-hp option for $947.90, more than twice the price of the 435-hp
What that money bought is equally impressive. The L88 engine
featured aluminum intake heads, an 850 CFM dual-feed Holley carburetor,
transistor ignition and 12:1 compression. In addition, the L88 package
included an aluminum radiator, heavy duty brakes, suspension, and
the Muncie M-22 "rock crusher" transmission. A special cowl induction
hood was fitted. What was not included—or even available—was air
conditioning or a radio.
Although rated at 430 hp, the L88 is widely recognized as producing
in excess of 500 hp—making a street L88 capable
of 170 mph, right off the showroom floor.
Intended to homologate the engine for racing, the
L88 offering was kept quiet, with the factory
and dealers actively discouraging orders by the
Original list price
SCM Price Guide
Although introduced in 1967, the thundering
L88 continued to be available until 1969, making
'68 and '69 L88s the most desirable of the next
generation of Corvettes. With just 216 L88 models
built over three years, it is also one of the
The example pictured here is an authentic
original 1968 L88—one of just 80 built. It is
well documented, including the original tank sticker, Protect-O-Plate,
and shipping invoice. Sold new to George Montgomery, it was used as
the pace car for the Donnington Motor Speedway in Minnesota.
Finished in Le Mans Blue with a black interior, and except for a
high quality repaint, this L88 is completely original—it has never
required restoration. This exceptional condition is no doubt due to the
car's remarkably low mileage—just 19,000.
This car sold at the RM Monterey auction, on August 18, 2001, for
$81,400, including buyer 's premium.
The newly redesigned "Ma/co Shark" debuted in the fall of 1967 as a
'68 model, replacing the '63-'67 Sting Ray. The sleek new style, with huge
curves and a long snout, actually resembled a shark stalking its prey
There were just 80 1968 C-3 Corvettes built with the 560-horsepower
RPO L88. That 's four times the number built in 1967, as the
L88 option quickly became known as the one to get by serious race
teams. In addition to racers, the occasional well-connected friend of
a friend would get one through the normal "check the box" order
form. Imagine showing up at your local Chevrolet dealer to take
delivery of a brand new 1968 L88 427/430 bhp, which was actually
rated at 560 brute horsepower A warning label on the console warned
the owner of the danger of not using 103 rated octane fuel. There
should have been one advising passengers of the possibility of gforce
induced blackouts when full power was applied. I've always
wondered what kind of mileage warranty was offered on the rear
Under driver's seat on
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The L88 is the "Holy Grail" of collectible big-block Corvettes, with
just 20 produced in '67, 80 in '68 and 116 in '69,
for a total of 216 in all. Prices for L88s range
from $75,000 to over $500,000, with the $81,400
that this car made at the lower end of the scale.
Why? First of all, a '67 L88, with its more
attractive body style, will always command four
to five times the amount of an equivalent '68 or
Further; the car discussed here is a T-top,
not the more sought-after convertible. And finally,
it is the least desirable of the three years of
production because of the horrendous build
quality of the 1968 Corvettes. (Recall that Car
and Driver sent its first 1968 test Corvette back
to GM, refusing to evaluate it because of the large number of build
problems .) Unfortunately, all-new Corvette models have never had a
good reputation "out of the box."
However, by now most of the original problems have long beenfaed,
so to my mind, that makes this particular car a very good buy. Its what
we call a DOHC example, not referring to the number of camshafts, but
standing for Documented, Original, History and Condition. As with all
collectible cars, the ones that have the most potential for appreciation
are those that are original.
With under 20,000 documented miles, this car will only become more
valuable as the years roll by.—"Corvette Mike" Vietro
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The Tour Auto: More Than a Weekend Cruise
am interested in participating in a
future Tour Auto Event (a.k.a. Tour
de France) in 2003. I currently have
a 1971 Porsche 911S. In reviewing
the eligible carsfor the event, I learned
that my Porsche does not qualify due
to its modified state (engine and body).
The rules read: "Eligible models are those
that entered in the event between 1951 anc11973.
Some cars that enhanced the TdF may benefit
from a dispensation, but only concerning the
date of manufacture. Any alteration of bodywork
or engine makes the car ineligible. The
year featuring after the model is the first year
of its participation in the event. The same type
from another year is accepted"
I do not wish to convert my car back to
stock to make it eligible, so Jam considering
acquiring a car that will qualib2. While there is
a multitude of cars, few are of interest to me or
within my financial reach (a 250 GTO or GT40
would be great!).
Of those cars that qualib), a Porsche 356
Coupe, 911 or 914/6 are all of interest. Since I
have had several Porsches over the years I would
like to try something dijferent, though. One car
that struck my interest is the Alfa Romeo GTV
The 1969 GTV 1970 GTV and 1972 GTV
all qualift. Based upon my research, all ofthese
cars can be purchased rather inexpensively
Is the Alfa Romeo GTV a good way to go,
or should I stick with Porsche? If the Alfa is a
good way to go, what should I look for in a car
and what pitfalls should I be aware of?—Matthew
Fenster, Farmington Hills, Michigan
Keith Martin replies: Matthew, I'm not
sure you know what you are getting yourself
into here. The Tour Auto is
a highly competitive event
that spans five days, with
nearly non-stop on-track
racing, hill climbs and highspeed
transits. There are
two categories, competition
(racing) and regularity (touring).
There seem to be a few
serious crashes every year,
either on-track between participants,
or off-track, when
the generally crazy drivers
of support vehicles run
amok trying to keep up with
the race car they are teamed with.
The place to begin is by getting a current
copy of the relevant FIA regulations
(www.fia.com). At a high-line event like the Tour
Auto, the regulations are enforced to an even
higher degree than at the Monterey Historics.
Further, just having an eligible car does not
without some sort of period racing history are
I worry that you reference GTVs as being
"relatively inexpensive." Events like the Tour
Auto are not for those with small budgets.
Aside from the entry fee (approximately
$4,500), you will have to ship your car to
Europe (another $4,000 round-trip, even done
$5,000 won't get your GTV into this position.
cheaply by ganging it up with other cars in a
container). Then add in shipping yourself and
a co-driver to Paris—hopefully not in a container—along
with several days lodging and
food in Paris, where the event begins. If you
want to have a support crew, which most cars
have, there are the travel expenses for them,
their tools and spare parts, plus costs of renting
a support vehicle.
You'll need an FIA historic license and an
approved firesuit and helmet. Your car will
have to be prepped to strict FIA specs if you
wish to participate in the racing category rather
than the touring category.
As you can see, your $5,000 to $12,000
has already vaporized in entry fees and transportation
costs, and you haven't even purchased
a car yet.
European events attract top-flight cars.
($5,000 to $12,000). Since the Tour Auto is
held over five days and several hundred miles,
I would like to acquire the best car that I can
that will be the most trouble.free.
mean your car will be accepted. While a GTV
may be eligible, in fact the organizers have so
many GTAs and GTAtns to choose from that
your chances of being accepted with a stock car
Your best bet is to buy a car that has already
run in the Tour Auto, and finished well.
While not guaranteeing automatic acceptance
in future events, it will enhance your chances.
You do have a slight edge as an American, for
Europeans like to have foreigners in their
events. If you hire someone like Phil Hill or
Michael Schumacher to be your co-driver, your
chances of being accepted are even better.
Oops, there goes even more money.
Now, if you're still determined to go, Pat
Braden has some thoughts on how to select
Pat Braden replies: Matthew, unlike the
"only real racers need apply" approach of our
Sports Car Market
with a 1600-cc engine and Weber carburetors.
These cars have a more Spartan interior, giving
the impression of lighter weight and slightly
A comfortable interior makes the '69 a good choice for long-distance events.
editor, I'm going to assume you wish to participate
in the regularity or touring section of
the Tour Auto. Rollbars are not required, nor
are firesuits. The cars have to be safely prepared
for street-style driving. You participate
in the hill climbs and the drive on the race
tracks, but are competing against the clock,
rather than each other. Few cars in the regularity
section have support vehicles, as the cars
are not nearly so stressed.
Let me clarify the model designations and
years of the Alfa GTV. The notch-back Giulia
Sprint GT was first introduced in September,
1963, with a 1600-cc engine. It was succeeded
in March, 1966, by the virtually identical
Giulia Sprint GT Veloce, and then in 1967
(1969 in the US) by the 1750 GT Veloce, also
available in 1971 with a 1750-cc engine. The
early Sprints and GTs are more expensive now
than the later cars, and the least expensive are
the 1972-74 models, with 2000-cc engines.
My personal choice for the regularity section
of the Tour Auto would be a 1969 1750
with SPICA injection, assuming you are buying
a car in the US, and want to stay as stock as
possible. This recommendation is based on the
power and reliability of the 1750 engine and the
model's superb ergonomics. The later 2-liter engines
are a little more potent than the 1750(150
SAE hp vs. 135 SAE hp), but the larger engines
are also more prone to head-gasket failure. The
When inspecting a car that will be eligible
for this event, the first thing to determine is
that the car is completely original, and especially
that the engine has not been swapped
out for a different series. Your best source of
information about originality and proper serial
numbers will be the out-of-print book by
Luigi Fusi, Alfa Romeo, All The Cars From
1910. This book is not rare, and a brief tour of
booksellers will reveal a copy. Alternately, the
two-volume d' Amico/Tabucci Alfa Romeo Production
Cars will give similar information.
For a mechanical inspection, begin by wiping
your finger inside the tailpipe. A dry, sooty
Things get intense in European events.
seats for the 1969 US-spec GTVs were unique,
providing superb lateral support, and the dash
layout is most attractive.
A close runner-up would be an earlier GTV
deposit is normal; an oily residue indicates excessive
oil consumption. Check the dipstick and
radiator filler cap for a malted-milk deposit that
indicates emulsified oil and a blown head gasket:
reject any car with this condition. Some oil
leakage from the engine is normal, especially
from around the camshaft cover. All older Alfas
will have weak second gear synchronizers, but
shifts should be otherwise effortless and quiet.
Check for rust along the undersides of the rocker
panels and at the attachment points for the trailing
links. For cars of this age, some rust repair
to the floor panels beneath the clutch and brake
pedals is normal. In preparation for the race, be
sure to renew the toothed belt that drives the
fuel injection pump.
Rocker panels on your '69 should be spotless.
As you're no doubt aware, the GTV cars
were the basis for some real race cars, from the
dual-purpose GTA to the track-only GTAm.
The production model provides good performance,
acceptable reliability and a most enjoyable
driving experience I think you'll find
an Alfa a most agreeable choice for the event,
and a favorite driver afterwards.*
Ratings: 7A-13-**4- is Best.
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All the Sports Racing
Racing Cars 1978 to 1997
Authors: John Starkey, Esa Illoinen and Ken
Publisher: Veloce Publishing
Phone: +44 (0)1305 260068
Size: 81/2 x 10 inches. Hardbound, 176 pages
Rating: Single-seater racing fans ***
Casual enthusiasts *
Andretti, Redman, Luyendyk, Unser.
These are only some of the legendary drivers
who have driven a Lola-built car to victory.
Lola has been manufacturing race cars since
1957 under the guidance of Eric Broadley (until
1997) and Martin Birrane (post-1997), and
has won races in Fl, IndyCar, CanAm, Formula
5000 and other series.
JOHN STARKEY ESA ILLOINEN K KEN WELLS
ALL THE SPOTS RACING &
SINGLE-SEAT-pc RACING CARS
1978 TO 1997
would find the book tedious and nearly impenetrable.
Someone looking for stories regarding
the development and testing of these cars
is likely not to find their needs met here.
A variety of color and black-and-white
photographs dress up the text quite nicely,
while lending some much-needed flair to the
pages. The book is further bolstered by an
appendix and bibliography, and an exhaustive
index, all of which help Lola fanatics immerse
themselves in trivia.
For the student of single-seat racers or the
fan of Lola, this book is a valuable asset. Less
committed readers, just looking for an entertaining
story about a race car manufacturer,
should steer clear.—Brian Rabold
Ferrari's First Doubk
Author: Karl Ludvigsen
Web site: www.motorbooks.com
Size: /0 x 10 inches. Hardbound, 208 pages
Rating: Italian-racing fans ****
Casual enthusiasts ***
Alberto Ascari, son of racer and auto dealer
Antonio Ascari, was one of Italy's early racing
superstars. According to period reports, he combined
congeniality—charisma practically emanated
from his cars' exhaust pipes—with a flamboyant
style of driving.
FERRARI'S FIRST DOUBLE CHAMPION
Foreword by Mario Andretti
Karl Ludvigsen—the former editor of Car
and Driver and author of autobiographies on
Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart and Dan Gurney—
paints the complicated picture that is Ascari, who
died in a gruesome racing accident. Ludvigsen
avoids boring readers with accounts of insignificant
events in Ascari's life. Rather, he focuses on
racing, racing, and more racing, the accounts of
which make this book truly exciting.
The biography covers the scope of Ascari's
career, from his first competitive rides on
Bianchi motorcycles, his 1940 Mille Miglia race,
his win at the 1948 San Remo GP in a Maserati,
back-to-back world titles with Ferrari in 1952
and '53, his move to Lancia in 1954, and ends
with his fatal crash at Monza. Historic photographs
by Rodolfo Mailander enhance
Ludvigsen's depiction of the great racer.
A sensitive portrayal of one of Italy's favorite
sons, this book is a worthwhile read for
fans of racing, Italian marques, and interesting
personalities in general.—B.R.
This book is the follow-up to author John
Starkey's 1998 effort, Lola: The Illustrated Series
(1957-1977). Like that book, this title is
organized chronologically by model and gives an
exhausting account of each Lola model created
during the past 20 years, including who drove
them, where they finished, important production
specs and what problems each car had.
The racing seasons are grouped together in
two-year chapters, further discussing the ups
and downs for the team. This point-by-point
account efficiently packs a dizzying number
of facts onto each page, but the end result is a
cataloged tally of the cars instead of an engaging
retelling of the Lola story.
Furthermore, the book assumes some prior
knowledge of the company, so a casual reader
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72 365 GTC4, red w/tan interior, targa top,
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72 DINO 246 GTS, Chiaro Azzuro tan
interior, 20k mi, 1-owner car, manuals and
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73 365 GTB/4, Daytona fly yellow, black
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mi, very nice US car $109,000. Chris, 913663-2008
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73 DAYTONA COUPE, amazing cond, 15k
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74 246 GTS, metallic blue, navy interior,
26k mi, original owner, looks and runs
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77 308 GTB, excellent condition throughout,
27k miles $29,000. 917-620-8158.
81 GTBi, 7,200 actual miles, all original,
major service and belt just done $38,000
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85 TESTAROSSA, spotless red w/cream
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new clutch, looks and drives brand new,
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86 328 GTS, red w/black leather, mint and
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87 412A, all original, 20k mi, white gold,
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89 TESTAROSSA, black, black leather,
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61 OSCA ROADSTER, complete for restoration
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77 124 1600 SPIDER, convertible, 5-spd,
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79 SPIDER, CA rust-free beauty, red exterior
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81 2500 CONVERTIBLE, original owner,
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82 124 TURBO, 76k, 5-speed, fuel injection,
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67 ISO RIVOLTA, 327/300 hp, 4-speed, air,
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windshield, front end and much more, classy
and fast, motor in excellent condition, trans
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68 ISO GRIFO SERIES I, very rare 7-liter,
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71 ESPADA, 20k mi, no rust, Miura wheels,
tools, beautiful car in green metallic, complete
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76 URRACO P300, 32k ad, outstanding
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80 COUNTACH, museum car, superb original
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85 COUNTACH 5000S, 6 Webers, very
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91 DIABLO, white w/black leather interior,
18k miles, never driven in rain or
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$110,000. 800-892-0555 days. 978-4683220
57 B24 SPIDER AMERICA, new paint,
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wire wheels, perfect condition $115,000.
58 B24S, convertible, freshly stripped and
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60 FLAMINIA GT 2.5, Superleggera,
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66 SS ZAGATO, body and chassis restored,
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76 SCORPION, 20k miles, 2L engine, EFI
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82 SPIDER VELOCE, red w/a beautiful
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86 GTV6, blue, leather, air, pw, sunroof,
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87 3.0-LITER MILANO VERDE. All
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52 220 CABRIOLET A, restoration project,
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83 380SL ROADSTER, original bright red
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61 356B 1600 SUPER CAB, red/black
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64 356C COUPE, rust-free original, superb
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66 911 COUPE, 70k original miles, stored
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67911S, historic race car, including a Daytona
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53 ELDORADO, rust-free CA car, new paint,
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67 IMPERIAL CONVERTIBLE, stunning
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60 black, silver coves, 3-speed, white-walls,
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55k original mi $34,900. 440-7481500.
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72 ZR-1, rare, 1 of 20 produced, documented,
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46 SEDAN, 2-door, original, only 31k mi,
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56 Mk II CONTINENTAL, multiple show
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64 COMET CALIENTE, 2-dr hdtp, rustfree
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289 V8 4-bbl, auto, ps, cold A/C, tint, nice
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strong 6-cylinder engine, no damage/accidents
ever $18,500 firm. 708-387-9934. 708288-2588.IL
71 DBS, lhd, 5-spd, 6-cylinder Vantage, 38k
mi, like new, show quality $28,500. 631-8782911.
76 V8 COUPE, blue w/tan leather interior,
50.6k mi, 5-speed manual trans, maintenance
records, 10-CD changer, stainless exhaust,
manuals, CA car, call for information $32,000.
83 VOLANTE, sandringham green, tan interior
w/piping, new brown top, excellent
cond, CA car, 45k miles $65,000. 949-6750645.
59100-6, black w/red leather interior, 2 small
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restoration, needs some work, top offer
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59 BUG EYE, new white paint, black interior,
chrome top $9,900. 800-527-6998. WA
60 3000 Mk 1 BN7, for complete aggressive
restoration, needs motor, rust repair, body
work, frame is good, has title $3,500. Nathan,
63 3000 Mk H, green, black leather, tri-carb,
o/d, roll-up windows, rhd, mint $26,500.
67 BJ8, new top, paint, wires, tires & upholstery,
met blue w/biscuit, stored 10 years
$17,000. Ron, 952-446-1686. MN
36 PARK WARD DHC, aluminum
coachwork, Ace wheel discs, engine head off,
partly disassembled, driven until '70 in MA
by owner, wonderful restoration project
$55,000 OBO. 978-456-8404. MA
56 Si, HJ Mulliner saloon, rhd, gray over
plum respray, new blue/gray leather, brakes,
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OBO. 336-643-6096. NC
51 Mk V DHC, solid original car, no rust,
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53 XK 120 ROADSTER, solid, runs well,
no rust, needs paint $21,000. 732-938-5326
56 XK 140 FHC, green/tan leather interior,
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runs well, new wire harness, new hubs, rebuilt
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58 Mk VIII, complete, runs & moves but
needs full restoration, CA car $4,300 OBO.
60 XK 150 ROADSTER, auto, cream w/blue
int, #s match, dash fascia and seats original
leather, needs correct carpet, shows low mileage,
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61 Mk 11, 3.8, lhd, white/black, 4-speed, o/d,
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68 Ma ROADSTER, covered headlights,
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drive $18,500. 708-387-9934. 708-2882588.
74 XICE V12 ROADSTER, A/C, wires, 4
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54 Mk VI, owned 15 years, beautiful condition
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VSCCA logbook $24,500. Peter Voorhees,
67 SEVEN, black & aluminum, 4,200 miles
since complete '99 rebuild, 1700-cc dual
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$25,000. Stephen Gilbert, 310-3924263.
70 SUPER SEVEN, Ford crossflow, aluminum
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excellent condition $22,000. 973-492-1085.
85 TURBO ESPRIT, yellow w/black interior,
37k mi, clean history, runs well, needs
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49 MG-TC, concours restoration by
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$30,000. Mike, 602-220-0400. AZ
49 MG-TC ROADSTER, rhd, completely
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$25,000. 215-438-4330. PA
52 MG-TD, solid, no rust, for restoration,
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55 MG-TF 1500, red w/tan interior, recent
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56 MG-TD, red/red, Nardi steering wheel,
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59 MGA ROADSTER, red
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69 MG MIDGET, good drivetrain,
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48 SILVER WRAITH, excellent original
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74 SIL'VER SHADOW, 68k miles, from new,
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76 SILVER SHADOW, white, ready for show
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81 SILVER SPUR, magnolia, brown leather,
white piping, 57k original mi, excellent in/
out, new paint, beautiful $25,000. 763-4786261.
53 MAYFLOWER, solid driver, easy restoration
$4,500. 516-377-8104. NY
55 TR2, custom aluminum body, 35k mi on
engine $7,500. 616-345-3377. MI
58 TR3, body professionally restored, needs
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inside $5,000. 860-225-3153. CT
drive, owned for 18+ yrs, great car $8,500.
74 TR6, CA car, garages, white w/blk, over-
80 SPITFIRE, 27k original mi, total restoration,
1-owner title, new interior and paint,
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special interest and race cars.
Sales, restoration and transportation.
FERRARI / MASERATI / LAMBO
Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. Sales,
800/547-4455, 503/255-7560. Service
and Parts, 800/944-6483, 503/257-9655.
America's oldest and most dedicated Ferrari
dealer. New and used exotic cars. Also,
huge parts department with fast, fast service.
203 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR
ItalParts. Fax +31 172 240536. Specializing
in Italian car parts and pre-war car
parts. 25 years experience in finding all kinds
of parts. Lots of spare parts in stock. Look
on my Internet site: www.italparts.com . If
you don't find the part there, send us an
e-mail: info®italparts.com . Buy Italian engines/parts/cars
of pre-war period and '50s
and early '60s.
2690, fax 949/650-2730. 922 Sunset Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Specializing in sales
of Ferrari and other exotics. Consignments,
brokerage services, references available. Extensive
computer database. Whether buying
or selling, call.
I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris,
Maseratis and Lamborghinis. 310/2747440,
fax 310/274-9809, simonrandy@
aol.com. If I don't have what you seek, I can
usually find it for you (at low prices). Please,
call anytime for straight advice on the market.
Finder's fee gladly paid. Randy Simon. (CA)
Gentry Lane Lamborghini. 416/535-
9900, fax 416/535-8152. Also Canada's
largest Ferrari parts inventory. Under new
Garry Roberts & Company. 949/650-
2812. 741 W. Broadway, Glendale, CA
91204. Sales, service and concours-winning
restorations of Ferrari. Always a wide
range of quality cars in stock for sale. Friendly,
top notch service at reasonable rates.
Always in the market to purchase interesting
Ferraris in any condition.
Michael Sheehan. 949/646-6086, fax
949/646-6978. Always looking for cars to
buy, from rare one-offs to serial production
ordinaries. Fenari, Lamborghini, Lotus—
call me first or call me last, I'll make you the
best cash offer. Buyers—let me use my
thousand-plus car database to help you find
a car, or verify the history of one you are
looking at. (CA)
Symbolic Motor Car Company. 619/
454-1800, fax 619/454-1890. 7440 La Jolla
Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92307. Largest dealer of
exotic Ferraris, Jaguars, Alfas and other cars
in the world. Always a superb array of important
cars on display. Interesting trades always
considered. By appointment only, please.
GT Motors. 818/546-2971, fax 818/546
Porsche Market Letter. 888/928-9111,
fax 505/838-1222. Send check or Visa/MC
to PMUSC, P.O. Box 567, Socorro, NM
87801. Find the Porsche you've been looking
for. Over 1,000 Porsches for sale in every
issue. 1 year, 12 issues only $55. (Can/Mex
$65, overseas $100). firstname.lastname@example.org ;
356 Registry. 356 Registry, 27244 Ryan
Road, Warren, MI 48092. A club for those
interested in 356 Porsches. The Registry
Magazine is published six times a year. 356
ownership not necessary. Dues $25 annually.
Membership information: Barbara
Porsche 356 used parts, 717/865-6661,
fax 717/865-7172. Mechanical and body
parts, we ship worldwide. 12 Park Drive,
Grantville, PA 17028. E-mail; autopart@
sunl i nk.net.
6745, fax 203/386-0486, 1785 Barnum Ave.,
Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest
and race cars. Sales, restoration and
Mercedes-Benz Club of America. 800/
637-2360. MBCA, 1907 Lelaray St., Colorado
Springs, CO 80909. World's largest
Mercedes-Benz club, 33,000 members, all
models, 1886-onward; excellent 120-page
color magazine, The Star, with how-to tech
articles, history, new models, racing, hundreds
of cars for sale, ads free to members,
much more. New car raffle, tech assistance,
national events, more; dues $35/yr.
1500. 280SLs exclusively. 20 plus 280 SLs
in stock for sale in any price range from above
average drivers to show quality. Not a broker,
we own all our inventory and are
aggressively looking to buy top quality
280SLs. Technical and restoration advice
always just a phone call away. Locations in
New Jersey and Arizona. www.tonylabella.
Tony LaBella Classic Cars. 856/424-
6745, fax 203/386-0486, 1785 Barnum Ave.,
Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest
Automotive Restorations, Inc./Vintage
Racing Services, Inc. (ARINRS), 203/377
Gull Wing Group International. Gary
Estep, 530/345-6701. 776 Cessna, Chico,
CA 95928. Dedicated to the enjoyment
and preservation of 1954 to 1963 Mercedes-Benz
300SL Coupes and Roadsters.
You do not have to be an owner to belong.
Member benefits include: twelve monthly
magazines per year plus a national convention
that rotates its location around the
country. Also, reproduction parts and
Sports Leicht Restoration, Inc. Call Alex
Dearborn in Topsfield, MA. 978/887-6644,
fax 978/887-3889. A vintage Mercedes full
service company, specializing in the 190SL.
Large database of older MBs for sale. Free
listing for your car.
Thomas Shaughnessey Consulting. 949/
366-6211, fax 949/366-6827. Professional
buyer of Ferraris, primarily '50s, '60s and
'70s. Also have extensive Lambo and Maser
experience. Additionally deal in Ferrari engines.
Plus—have more than 350 Ferrari
wheels in stock. Call today for straight talk
and honest advice. San Clemente, CA.
Automotive Restorations, IncJVintage
Racing Services, Inc. (ARINRS), 203/377
Shelby American Automobile Club.
860/364-0449, fax 860/364-0769. P.O.
Box 788, Sharon, CT 06069. Over 5,000
members, 50 Regions throughout the
world. Dedicated to the care and preservation
of the cars that Carroll Shelby
produced. Two national conventions a
year, semi-annual magazine, bi-monthly
newsletter as well as a registry. •
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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.
SMITH & SANTIAGO -
POULAIN LE FUR -
INT. CLASSIC AUCTIONS -
H & H AUCTIONS -
New Jersey - February 21 -
New Jersey -
Oklahoma - February 22EBAY/KRUSE
BONHAMS - Hendon
COYS OF KENSINGTON - Islington
The Winter Trial, 10-14. Look at beautiful
European scenery from the driver's seat of
your favorite collectible car. Contact Classic
Cars Events at Bart.Rietbergen@tip.nl ,
fax 011 31 578 577426. (HOLLAND)
Forza Amelia, 10-15. 1975 or earlier sports,
racing or GT cars, any Ferrari, any 12-cylinder.
This 4th annual event is presented
by Jacksonville Region, Mercedes-Benz
USA. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/
645-6069; www.vintagerallies.com . (CT)
Hillbilly Mille Does Arkansas Just One
More Time, 3-
7. Travel through Arkansas
with surprising luxury. Phone/fax 918/
The Hffibilly Mille Does New Mexico, 17 -
21. Eligibility: interesting cars. Phone/fax
No Frills Iron Bottom Motoring Tour, 11 -
13. Open to all pre-1978 vehicles. Departs
from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California
at 7:30 a.m. Send your e-mail address to
email@example.com for a flyer. No contact
number, that's why this is no frills.
The 5th Classic Malts Reliability Trial,
May 5. Back running in May after Foot
and Mouth complications. Drive 1,300
miles of Britain's finest roads. Information
available from www.he-ro.co.uk/malts.
The Trial to the Nile, 15-May 5. Pass
through three deserts, ten countries and
three continents. See the pyramids from the
seat of your favorite car. Space for 110 cars.
For information, contact Classic Cars
Events at Bart.Rietbergen@tip.nl , fax 011
31 578 577426. (HOLLAND)
California Mille, 11 -
16. Open to cars ap-
propriate to the original Mille Miglia (i.e.,
1957 vintage or older and American cars of
the same era that might have run in an American
Mille, had there been one). Limited to
65 cars. Deadline for entry is February 1,
2002. Contact Martin Swig, 415/561-8401,
fax 415/561-8422. (CA)
New England 1000, 19-
sports, racing or GT cars. Presented by
Mercedes-Benz. Contact Rich and Jean Taylor,
Rallye des Princesses, 2-7. The new route
will wind through the heart of the French
Alps. Cars built from 1925-1974 are eligible
and teams must be at least half female. Information
is available from www.zaniroli.com,
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
La Carrera Nevada, 19-
22. A tribute to
the Mexican Road Race of 1950-54. European
and American cars in proper original
specification, 1954 and earlier. New this
year, post-historic 1955-65 cars of any
model will be accepted. Martin Swig, 415/
561-8401, fax 415/561-8422. (CA)
The Double 500, 29. A one-
charitable event for cars valued at no more
than $500. Donate your car at the end of the
event. Martin Swig, 415/561-8401. (CA)
Open Roads 2002 Meeting & Rally, 2328.
All Austin-Healey Sprites and JensenHealeys,
as well as all Healey cars built prior
to 1952. Stateline, Nevada, at Lake Tahoe's
South Shore. www.healey2002.com .
Mille Autunno Della Cinque Passi, 12 -
24. 1975 or earlier
Open to any and all cars built before 1972.
Entry fee is $2,000 per car. Entry deadline
is August 1, 2002. Contact Martin Swig,
Mille Autunno/New England, 22 -
Mille Miglia-type cars, but cars up to 1972
allowed. Starting from Saratoga Springs,
NY, going through the Adirondacics, crossing
Lake Champlain by ferry, through New
Hampshire and Maine, then back to
Saratoga Springs. Great fall colors! Martin
Swig, 415/561-8401, or Dan Radowicz,
Forza Mille, 29-
Ferrari or 12-cylinder of any year. Contact
Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069;
www.vintagerallies.com . (CT)
Cannonball Baker Classic, 5- 13. The
event is in the process of being reformatted.
For your complimentary listing
October 4. Open to any
Vintage Racing Calendar
Sports Car Marke
Stay tuned for updates. Contact Martin
Swig, 415/561-8401. (CA)
Lisbon Classic Rally, 514.
ing from London's historic Hampton Court
Palace, spend 12 days driving the roads of
France, Spain and Portugal. For more information,
contact Historic Endurance Rallying
Organization, phone 011 44 1886
833505, fax 011 44 1886 833144. (UK)
Texas 1000, 3-8. Pre-1975 sports, racing
or GT cars, or any Ford-powered (interpreted
to be Aston Martin, Jaguar, Panoz,
Talbot, Saleen, SVT, and Cobra CSX 4000,
among others) sports car of any year. Contact
Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069;
Arkansas - March 8-9
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TAMPA BAY AUTO FAIR -
CHRISTIE'S - London
COYS OF KENSINGTON -
INT. CLASSIC AUCTIONS -
H & H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire
"THE AUCTION" -
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COYS OF KENSINGTON - Islington
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H & H AUCTIONS -
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COYS OF KENSINGTON -
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England - July 24
H & H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire
North Dakota - July 27
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es, there are auction queens in
cyberspace. Take the 1932 Ford
roadster that first appeared at the
RM Arizona Biltmore auction in
January of last year and sold for
what we then stated was a bar-
gain, $22,900 (SCM, May, 2001, page 68). Six
months later it brought $29,700 at the BarrettJackson
Petersen sale—what we considered to
ing the mechanical features. It appeared as
though the condition was superb, justifying
the fully valued sales figure. If this seems like
a lot for a sales brochure, wait until a 1934
Packard V12 catalog shows up. It should bring
tVill PP what thic 1111P re11i7ed
a clipper ship at sea with the setting sun. It
was used during the '30s and is considered by
collectors to be one of the most desirable
globes. A single lens recently sold for $6,000
so the final bid was off the mark by a few
A very tired 1972 Mercedes-Benz 450SL,
listed on eBay Motors, received only two bids
up to $4,005 and after reading the description
it was not hard to see why. It needed a new
interior, rust and body filler were present in
the fenders and along list of electrical gremlins
needed to be dealt with. It was stated that
$12,000 had been spent on a respray a few
years ago; however, even at 72 dpi the flaws
Here are a few others sales we found amusing
EBay Motors #598291457
be retail (SCM, August, 2001, page 56). Seemingly
unable to find a permanent home (is there
something we don't know
here?), it next appeared on
eBay Motors in December,
2001, where it was a no
sale, after 15 bids, at
$23,100. Relisted, it garnered
just nine bids, ending
unsold at $23,111. This
Rare license plates are continuing to bring
phone number prices. A 1913 Idaho plate that
appeared on eBay had 2,055 hits and 17 bids
but failed to sell at $5,100. It was stated to be
one of a handful in
existence that still
had original paint.
Car collectors want
vintage plates that
are fully restored
while plate collectors
condition and are
to pay for it. Four
very rough, early,
did sell on eBay
with 36 bids and
isn't exactly what collectors mean when they
refer to provenance.
the spirited bidding ended at $9,900.
A very desirable Tiwoser gas pump globe
was offered on eBay and received 14 bids, but
failed to sell when it topped out at $9,636.96.
This was a complete globe with two lenses
and it was stated to be in excellent condition.
The seven-color, highly detailed globe pictures
MARCOS GT. First bid: $10,000. Number
of bids: 1. SOLD AT: $10,000. Date sold: 12/
01/2001. These things are quick. Weighing less
than 2,000 pounds and equipped with a V6
Ford engine, they were
stated to do 0 to 60 in less
than seven seconds.
Seemed like a reasonable
price for a rather obscure
British mini sports car if
it were not for the discrepancies
in the description.
The seller claimed that "the entire car has been
restored" but then also went on to state that it
needed paint and new carpet. The English language
is a curious thing.
MATCHBOOK. First bid: $9.99. Number of
bids: 6. SOLD AT: $38.65. Date
sold: 11/05/2001. This is a bunch
of money for a matchbook, albeit
from one of the more collectible oil
companies. Before you spend $15
on a Gilmore matchbook and figure
you can double your money,
make sure it is the real deal. Hard
to believe, but someone is actually
reproducing these things.
PACKARD SALES BROCHURE.
First bid: $100. Number
of bids: 15. SOLD AT: $1,569.44.
Date sold: 12/06/2001. This is a
derful, rare piece
for the Packard
DeLuxe 8 that includes
plates for the various
models and a
EBay #1045373835—HARBOR PETROLEUM
PORCELAIN SIGN. First bid: $100.
Number of bids: 24. SOLD AT: $7,100. Date
sold: 12/14/2001. This sign has it all, and could
have easily brought a few thousand more and
not been out of line. It is about 42 x 42 inches
and the die-cut oval
with the seaplane
adds to the desirability.
Less than a
week after buying
this sign, the same
person bought a
rare Harbor Motor
Oil quart oil can as
a nice complement
for $490, about
twice what it was
worth. However, he was still ahead at the end
of the day.
First bid: $50. Number of bids: 9. SOLD AT:
$1,075. Date sold: 12/11/2001. Ernst Montaut
was a very prolific printmaker who passed away
in 1910. The pochoir stencil process that he
employed allowed for subtle gradations of color,
so no two prints were identical. Most of his
prints have been selling in the $300 to $500
range but this is one of the more noted, depicting
the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race and a breathtaking
(though fictional) near miss as a race car
crossed the Long Island Railroad.
EBay Motors #598735734-1953
CHEVROLET BELAIR POST ROLLING
CHASSIS. First bid: $100. Number of bids:
5. SOLD AT: $400. Date sold: 12/09/2001.
It's hard to pass up the skeleton of a future
street rod at only $400, but what will happen
next? In a couple of years, it may be at the
Oakland Roadster Show, at the local junk yard
or back on eBay. Most likely, though, it will
sit exactly where it was dumped by the car
hauler in the new owner's yard, serving as a
symbol of what dreams may come. •
Sports Car Market
1947 Alfa Romeo 6C2500, Freccia d'Oro Sport
1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto Spyder, white/red
1967 Alfa Romeo GT Veloce, red/black, driver
1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia GT Veloce, red/black
1974 Alfa Romeo GTV, beige driver
1974 Alla Romeo 2000 Berline, Webers
1981 Alfa Romeo Spyder Veloce, brown
1984 Alfa Romeo GTV 6, 65,000 original miles
1986 Alfa Romeo Milano, silver/AT
1969 Alfa Romeo GTV, Billy restored to club concours condition
1969 Alfa Romeo GTV, driver
1959 Austin-Healey "Bugeye" Sprite, fully restored, red
1960 Austin-Healey "Bugeye" Sprite, fully restored
1969 Austin-Healey "Bugeye" Sprite/Midget, project
1963 Bentley S-III, RHD, a fine example
1927 Bugatti Type 35B, by Pur Sang of Argentina
1937 Bugatti Type 57c, Atalante Decouvrable
1963 Cadillac convertible, project
1939 Delage D6 Drophead 3.0, Figoni & Falaschi
1936 Delahaye 135 Labourdette 3-position drophead
1951 DeWiaye 135 Competition, original proper racecar
1954 Delahaye 235 Chapron, former Pebble Beach entrant
1999 Dodge Viper RI/b, hand-painted by Lassen
2000 Dodge Viper RT/10, red, only 300 miles
1995 Ferrari 456 GT, 11,000 miles
1950 Jaguar Mark V, DHC, 3.4-liter
1947 Cadillac convertible, black, restored
1931 Delage D-8 S, Drophead, Lalique
1959 Jaguar Mark I, recent partial restoration
1961 Jaguar Mark II, custom cabriolet project
1964 Jaguar E-Type Roadster, white/red, 3.8 Moss Box
1970 Jaguar E-Type 2+2, AT, restored
1965 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport 7.agato, Series V
1965 Lancia Flaminia Pininfarina Coupe
1972 lands Fulvia Zagato, 1600cc
1962 Land Rover LHD 88, driver
1964 Land Rover RHD 88, restored
1971 Land Rover LHD 88, Celeste, nice driver
1974 Land Rover 109, rugged
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL, new motor and transmission
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430, Nautical blue,
1955 Lincoln Capri 2-door hardtop, pastel pink, nice, original
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 d, Ivory/red, restored
1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SEb, nice driver
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL, green/tan, 2 tops
1973 Mercedes-Benz roadster, 1-off
1993 Land Rover Defender, loved and driven
1959 Moretti Tour du Monde Coupe, Ivory/burgundy, restored
1976 Oldsmobile Regency 98, one owner, like new
1941 Packard 110 four-door sedan, nice restoration
1989 Range Rover County, red/tan
1978 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow LI, Burgundy/Biscuit
1978 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II, Magnolia, excellent driver
1937 Talbot Lago 1-26 Record, Concours drophead
1974 Toyota Land Cruiser,green/black, two owners
1938 Jensen Motorboat 38' Classic Cruiser
"Meteor." Famous one-off Buck Rogers-style by Jensen. Restored.
1947 Harco 40 Mahogany Pleasure Yacht
Twin 440s. Cruises at 27 kts, Art Deco head turner. Expensive when new.
1955 Chriscraft 29', beautiful Mahogany speedboat
Twin Hercules 6-cylinder, small galley and head. Fascinating history.
1958 Richardson 41'
Formerly of the Miller Brewing family, hence its name "High Life"
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$3,000,000. Trades can include classic or exotic automobiles, motor
yachts, famous master artwork, or antique furniture. I would like to trade
the downpayment (minimum 20%) and pay conventionally the balance, or
if desired by seller, pay seller on contract. This method can help sell real
estate inventory that has been sitting for an extended period. This could also
help sellers who have large capital gains concerns. With a large downpayment
in "trade" their taxable gain could diminish significantly. Even if the
seller doesn't want an exotic car or an expensive piece of furniture, these
items can certainly be sold via consignment or outright sale. Normal
commission protocol gladly honored.
Expensive, extensive, eclectic collection of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Californian,
Washingtonian, Oregonian, and Italian collector wines. Old vintages to
recent releases. Inquire.
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many works by the famous 19th century sculptor Auguste Rodin including
among others the Kiss, External Springtime, Eve, the Age of Bronze and the
Thinker. This display will be ongoing from the present until January 2002.
Those interested in this exhibition can contact us directly at Cosmopolitan
Motors LLC to receive details.
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Alfa Romeo Duetto Taillight Assemblies
ALFA, www.centerlinealfa.com .
No more treks to the junkyard or even raids of the parking lot during
Alfa Club meetings. Replace your current dull,
cracked, glued-together lenses and corroded
housings. Housing price: $296 per pair. Lens
price: (either Euro-spec yellow or US-spec red)
$82 each side. Centerline Products, 888/750-
E-type Jaguar Handling Package
Outfit your 35-year-old Jaguar with a handling package. The boys in
Coventry never imagined their cars would be
on the road this long, amd by now most
OEM bushings are toast. You'll be surprised
at the crisp feel in the turns. The kit
includes a full set of polyurethane bushings,
six new SPAX adjustable shocks and
larger front sway bars. Price: $1,299.95. Xl(s
Unlimited, 800/444-JAGS, www.xlcs.com.
Cut the string on the tennis ball hanging from the garage ceiling and
eliminate parking guesswork. Place
the Park Mat where you would like
your front tires to stop; bumps on the
mat let you know when your car is
properly positioned. No more
back bumpers clipped by
the electric garage door,
Herrington, 800/622-5221, www.herringtoncatalog.com .
or storage cabinets kissed by
your front bumper. Price: $19.95.
Replacing today's high-performance headlights can be very expensive,
and vintage lenses even
more so. Protect your expensive
headlight lenses during your
vintage rallying or weekend
cruises by applying this headlight
shield. An adhesivebacked
clear vinyl strip that is
23-mm thick and has a laminated
acrylic coating over the
base vinyl, it can withstand a
pellet rifle shot from 20 feet and
will not alter the appearance of
the lens. Comes in 10 x 16-inch
and 20 x 16-inch sheets. Price: $22.95 for smaller, $39.95 for larger.
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SCM Super Showcase
Shelby Signature Brooklins Model Expo. MIB. Al
documentation. Only four exist. Never sold to the public. Very
rare. 51,750. (315) 855-4368, email@example.com .
1955 Pegaso 1-102. Hardtop coupe w/ body by Touring
of Italy. One of 89 cars made by Spanish factory. RHD. 3.2-liter
V8 4-cam engine rebuilt 20 yrs ago with low mileage. Located
in Europe. $250,000. (415) 897-0862. (CA) (Feb)
1986 Porsche 911/930 Turbo. Red/black leather. All
options. Sunroof. Pampered, original condition. Wheels are the
only modification. Can e-mail photos. firstname.lastname@example.org .
529,000. (423) 764-1577. (TN) (Feb)
1965 Corvette Stingray Roadster. Matching numbers,
327/300-hp. Body-on resto'd to stock Nassau blue w/ blue interior,
AM/FM. New corm top and factory hard top ind. Excellent condifion.
532,500. Nelle2471@aol.com or (631) 728-7724. (NY) (Feb)
1959 Devin SS. S/N SR 4-5. Full competition restoration of the
11th of 15 Devin SSs built. Documented three-owner car. An
extremely fast, safe and reliable sports racer. S175,000. View at
www.fuchsmach.com . Contact Mike at (303)947-7788. (CO) (Feb)
1963 Corvette Coupe. Former SCCA B/P car owned and
raced by Tom Harmor at Blackhawk Farms. Log book, LT1 engine,
1-56 power brakes, Guldstrand suspension, S-200 mags, Ohio
title. S36,000. Don Vess, (440) 845-0618. (OH) (Feb)
Limited-edition cassette of this sports car comedy record, long out
of print. $23 includes shipping in USA. Send check or money
order to Jeffrey Vogel, Box 828 Bridgehampton, NY 11932,
including shipping address. (NY) (Feb)
1969 Ferrari GT 2+2. VIN 12539. Fresh silver paint, red
interior, 93k, mechanically and cosmetically excellent. Borranis
new Michelins. S49,500 negotiable. For more details, e-mail
email@example.com, (954)456-1688. (FL) (Feb)
1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom 1 Wagonette. Runs and
drives great. New paint and leather. $39,000. Dale Powers.
(941) 778-7270. (FL) (Feb)
19 71 Lamborgirini Espcida Series II. Red/black 1959 Jaguar XK 150S Roadster. 3.4, 4-speed with
leather. An exceptional car in exceptional shape. A very well-
maintained example that needs nothing. One of the best you'll
ever find. Call for details. Roy Da Silva, (847) 816-1630. (IL)
overdrive, red/new tan interior. New chrome wires. Dunlop tires.
Very nice driver. S48,000, possible trade. (970) 484-9702. (CO)
1993 Porsche 968 Coupe. 55k miles, Guards Red/black
leather, Tiptronic, 60k service done. New Yoko AVS, exc. paint
and in Two-owner, clean CarFax, books and records. S19,968.
firstname.lastname@example.org . (770) 734-0905. (GA) (Feb)
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1959 BMW 507 Series II Roadster. Red with black. Superb condition.
Correct numbers. "507's R Us" Charles S. (rail Automobiles. 805/568-1934 or fax
805/568-1533, e-mail:email@example.com (507 Hard top for Series I or II
Available) (CA) (Jan)
1963 Apollo 350061. Very rare, very correct Intermeccanica. Italian body.
Great for Concorso Italian°, Mini Miglia, etc. 532,500. (650) 591-9819. (CA) (Feb)
1978 Mercedes 280 4-speed. The SU "Kill It or Keep It" car. Euro-spec, cloth
interior, sunroof, no A/C or PM. Great twin-cam engine, some smoke, not so great body
or paint. Will be listed at no reserve on eBay Motors beginning Friday, February 15,
2002. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. (OR) (Feb)
1973 Jaguar XKE V12 Convertible. Automatic, cold A/C, PS, PB. New Olde
English White/black Bartlett interior. Correct black top on rust-free car. Rebuilt and
detailed engine and transmission, chrome wires, fresh Dunlops. Ready to drive or show.
Fly in and drive home. $43,500 OBO. (615) 297-4823 or (615) 386-0255. (IN) (Feb)
1990 Bentley Mulsanne S. 50k miles. Midnight exterior (quality repaint to
original color), beige interior. CPI good to excellent condition, records, needs
nothing. Located in eastern Tennessee. 541,500 OBO. email@example.com ,
(865) 483-6399. (TN) (Feb)
1982 Ferrari 512 BBi. Red/tan. 24k miles. Runs perfectly. 575,000. (440) 460-
0161. OH (Feb)
1974 BMW 2002 tii. 76,000 miles. New paint, tires, carpets, headliner, brake
system, exhaust system, switches and hoses. BBS wheels, Nardi steering wheel.
S7,500. (775) 265-5509. (NV) (Feb)
1977 Ferrari 308 GTB. Excellent condition throughout. 27k miles. Service history.
Jack and tool kit. Original leather pouch with books. Beautiful car. $29,000.
(917) 620-8158. (NY) (Feb)
1979 Porsche 911 enhanced for high performance. With only 87k miles (12k on
motor and upgrades), this superb, fully sorted 911 delivers 8 lbs/hp, with the highest
quality craftsmanship throughout. 522,000. (503) 656-6125. (OR) (Feb)
1987 BMW M6. Red/tan. 71,000 miles. New transmission, clutch, tires, shocks,
brakes. Stored winters. Fabulous supercar. $21,000. Bob Joynt, (630) 879-8884. IL
1971 Montreal. Outstanding condition. $26,950 with two sets of wheels and tires.
Mike, (425) 222-7869. (WA) (Feb)
2000 Boaster S. Speed yellow/black leather/red seat belts. 6-speed, sport design
package, heated sport seats, 18" sport design wheels, Litronics, hi-fi sound package.
61-3 nose, flared rocker panels, sport exhaust, 5,300 miles. Perfect. S47,000. Michael,
(215) 572-6900. (PA) (Feb)
1932 Ford Sports Coupe. All steel, Chevy V8, automatic, 9" Ford rear, Michelin
radials, disc brakes. Metallic browrVtan interior and top. High quality throughout,
very rare body style. $34,500. (805) 693-9778. (CA) (Feb)
1994 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon. LT-1 engine. Burgundy/tan leather.
3' row, all options including load leveling, premium sound, 12-disc CD, stainless steel
exhaust. Excellent condition. 85k south-Texas highway miles. Original owner. Below
market at $9,900 OBO. (713) 623-2718 (TX) (Feb)
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Les Grandes Marques a Monaco
An Important Sale of Collector's Motor Cars and Automobilia,
Wristwatches and Fine Jewellery
18 May 2002
Entries are now invited
For the past 12 years our annual Monaco sale has set
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