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 SHELBY'S Hits Misses SKeith Martin's p Our Experts Rate 178 Cars from Five Auctions Profiled: V12 E-type, Porsche 550A, Ferrari F40 When As-Is Leads to a Lawsuit; New Boxster Drive e Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values and Trends orts Car iL MUSCLE CARS IV TO WATCH 1 . 77 „ 1181":" g*g  '•--169"H'Etiltz $ 1 05k in  • „,,.-  - ‘‘. "54;  • Aor - _ 4■14  L A L.'  „ft k IrAU st Expanded American "Car Price Guide -.41111111•.-- : 411:: :. '."1 at" 1.)1"7 ;e a•-■ .7 6,r hath NAEI■111 ai• FEBRUARY 2005 $6. OUS $8. OCAN 0 2) 0 09281 01003 6


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1934 CADILLAC V16 AERODYNAMIC COUPE The stunning V16 Aerodynamic Coupes are recognized as one of the pivotal designs of the classic era. Body number 3 is one of only four produced. FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY GOODING Ek DAVID GOODING TEL: (310) 899-1960  TEL: (802) 362-4719  1528 61- 1-1 STREET SUITE 120 SANTA MONICA CA 90401 FAX: (310) 899-0930  COMPANY  DAVID BROWNELL: EASTERN U.S. REPRESENTATIVE www.goodingco.com  E-MAIL: dbrownell@goodingco.com E-MAIL: david@goodingco.com


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BEN11 N  SYMBOLIC R CON11),AN y Nvww.syntholicinotors.com • 1983 Arrows A6 F-1 Complete, documented restoration. s/n: 04 • 1998 BMW V12 LMP Huge spares package incl. extra engine. s/n: 98-00012 • 1953 Ferrari 166 MM153 Beautiful example. s/n: 02721M • 1954 Ferrari 250 Europa Very nice original example. s/n: 0349 • 1956 Ferrari 625LM Testa Rossa Ferrari factory team TR. s/n: 0642 MD/TR • 1995 Ferrari 41212 F1 Ex. Gerhard Berger. s/n: 163 • 1964 Ford GT40 MK I Oldest surviving GT40. s/n: GT/103 A • 1991 Jaguar XJR15 Very few hours since restoration by TWR. s/n: 001 Race • 1980 Lotus 81/3 F-1 Ex. Andretti/De Angelis car. s/n: 03 • 1946 Maserati 4CL-1500 Complete documented restoration. s/n: 1581 • 1992 Nissan 300ZX GTP Huge spares package including engines. • 2001 Nissan Skyline (R34) GT-R Nisrno built Super Taikyu series racecar. • 1987 Porsche 959 Very nice example. Fresh US conversion. • 1967 Shelby American Can Am "Cougar Cobra" 1 of 3 built. Only known extant. s/n: 002 1956 Ferrari 625LM "Testa Rossa" 7440 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla, CA 92037 • Ph. 858.454.1800 • Fax. 858.454.1890


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Keith Martin's  C The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values and Trends February 2005 . Volume 17 . Number 2 D Porsche 550A/1500 RS 4p="10 COLLECTOR CAR PROFILES 40 1966 Shelby 427 Competition Cobra $627k is what a true Comp Cobra will set you back. Thor Thorson 46 1990 Ferrari F40 The most outrageous way to spend $300k on a Ferrari. Steve Ahlgrim 50 1973 Jaguar E-type SIII Even at only $25k, the Sill coupe is still an ugly duckling. Mark Jones 52 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV EBay Motors gets a huge $30k for a late-model GTV. Donald Osborne 54 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 Low miles and unstained stainless nets $26k. Dave Kinney 56 1956 Porsche 550A/1500 RS Spyder History, rarity and condition add up to $726k. Mark Leonard 60 1969 Hemi Plymouth Road Runner Six-figures to $77k in just eight months. Patrick Smith Cover photograph: RM Auctions 178 CARS RATED BY OUR EXPERTS 68 Mecum Auctions, St. Charles, IL Despite so many optimistic reserves, $8.25m in muscle sold. Daniel Grunwald 78 RM Auctions, Elkhart, IN A one-of-a-kind collection of S. Ray Miller's 100-point classics. Daniel Grunwald 86 Bonhams, Henley-on-Thames, UK 48 out of 50 sold; just over $1m raked in. Richard Hudson-Evans 94 Christie's, London, UK Alloy-bodied 275 GTB/C goes for $324k. Richard Hudson-Evans 102 Christie's, Le Mans, France A record-breaking $12.4m event, and we finally report it. Richard Hudson-Evans


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BonharTir Winter Circus, Paris Thundering Horses... Important Sports and Grand Touring Motor Cars and Automobilia to include the Jean-Pierre Beltoise Collection Sunday 13 February 2005 a Paris, capital of art, home of great architecture, town of lovers, strolling along the banks of the Seine under the gaze of the Eiffel tower or past the smart boutiques down the Champs Elysees... Bonhams has chosen Paris and the magic and stars of its historic Winter Circus as the stage to present the exceptional sale of a collection belonging to a modern day motoring gladiator who captivated us all with his exploits: Jean-Pierre Beltoise. To the roar of a V12 Matra engine, Bonhams will show you the colours of Paris. Our hearts are already beating faster... 8onhams is proud to present for sale Important Automobiles such as the celebrated Matra M56708, chassis 02, outright winner of the 1973 Le Mans 24 Hours driven by Pescarolo and Larrousse (illustrated), and the Grand Prix Matra MS120, chassis 02, driven by 'Pesca' in the 1970 Formula One season Until 14th January you can enter a motor car in this historic sale by calling Matthieu Lamoure, Benoit Gilles or Simon Kidston in Geneva on +41 22 300 3160 or by e-mail: matthieu.lamoure@bonhams.com, benoit.gilles@bonhams.com or simon.kidston@bonhams.com Europe 7 Av. Ptctet-de-Rochemont 1207 Geneva Switzerland +41 (0)22 300 3160 +41 (0)22 300 3035 fax UK 101 New Bond Street London W1S 1SR +44 (0)20 7447 7447 +44 (0)20 7447 7400 fax USA Bonhams & Butterfields 220 San Bruno Avenue San Francisco California 94103 +1 (415) 391 4000 +1 (415) 391 4040 fax www.bonhams.com


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Despite being in need of a makeover, this dinky German fighter made more than the pre-sale estimate Such two-seaters in tandem occupy less space than your ride-on mower. Chocks awayl —Richard Hudson-Evans report on Bonhams Henley-on-Thames begins on page 86 COLUMNS 8 Shifting Gears Keith Martin 10 The Inside Line / Crossing The Block - 22 Affordable Classic: Third-Generation Mazda RX-7 Stefan Lombard We drive the new Boxster 24 Legal Files: An Alfa 164 Deal Gone Bad John Draneas 26 Ask the Experts: Choosing a Pre-'59 Event Car Under $150k John Apen and Raymond Milo 28 Collecting Thoughts: SCM Drives the New Boxster Pete Zimmerman 48 Sheehan Speaks: What's my Turbo 308 Worth? Michael Sheehan 58 Porsche Gesprach: Why Values of 356A Coupes Are Skyrocketing. Jim Schrager 112 Motobilia: $7,400 and the Sign Is Yours Carl Bomstead 113 Bike Buys: 1958-83 Triumph Bonneville Paul Duchene 130 eWatch: Breakfast at Tiffany's for just $9 Carl Bomstead FEATURES & DEPARTMENTS 12 Auction Calendar 14 You Write, We Read 20 America by FIAT, Chapter 9: Headed to Arizona 30 SCM Picks - Scottsdale 32 SCM Around the World - Masers in Rome—It's a Birthday Party 34 SPECIAL SHELBY SECTION 36 Carroll Shelby: Irons in the Fire 45 20 Year Picture 62 SCM Editors' Picks: Muscle Cars 107 Fresh Meat - 2003 Saleen S7, 2005 Bentley Continental GT, 2005 Chevrolet Corvette 108 Price Guide - American Cars 114 Neat Stuff 114 Glovebox Notes - 2005 Mini Cooper S Convertible, 2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 116 Mystery Photo 117 Comments With Your Renewal CLASSIFIEDS 16 Display Advertisers Index 118 Showcase Gallery 124 Resource Directory


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Bonham Et BUTTERFIELDS AUCTIONEERS b APPRAISERS 1793 Brookline Important Collectors Motor Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia May 7, 2005 Larz Anderson Auto Museum Brookline, MA USA This exciting sale has historically presented consistently high-caliber motorcars, motorcycles and automobilia, attracting an international clientele while establishing landmark sales. We are now accepting consignments for 2005, and invite you to join us. To consign your property please contact one of the following specialists or consultants: Mark Osborne (415) 391 4000, mark.osborne@bonhams.com Andrew Reilly (415) 503 3285, andrew.reilly@bonhams.com Malcolm Barber (415) 503 3203, malcolm.barber@bonhams.com David Patndge (603) 279 8555, david.patridge@bonhams.com Jonathan Stein (610) 779 9710, jonathan.stein@bonhams.com Michael Fisher (305) 705 0531, michael.fisher@bonhams.com Toby Wilson - Automobilia 011 44 20 7313 3147 toby.wilson@bonhams.com Mike FitzSimons - Motorcycles (203) 622 6093, bonhams@fiteng.com Evan Ide - Curator, Larz Anderson Auto Museum (617) 522 6547 ide@mot.org Pictured above, previously sold at Brookline: 1 1924 Mercedes 28/95 Sport Phaeton 2 1950 Maserati A6GCS Series 1 Spider Corsa Sports-Racing Two-Seater Photo Crwrtosk of 1011I1LammtRoad & Tod, 3 1956 1.5-liter OSCA Tipo MT4 Sports-Racing Spider Corsa 4 1913 Mercer Model 35 Runabout San Francisco, California 94103  +1 (415) 391 4000 Bonhams & Butterfields  220 San Bruno Avenue  USA  +1 (415) 391 4040 fax UK  Bonhams  Europe 101 New Bond Street  London W1S 1SR  +44 (0) 20 7629 6602 +44 (0) 20 7629 8876 fax Bonhams 7, Av. Pictet de Rochemont 1207 Geneva, Switzerland +41 22 300 3160 +41 22 300 3035 fax tgtt 2004, Boni earns & ButterticId5. A4 rights reser MA Auctioneers sic eige Nos 2595, 2656


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin The SCM Superbird orange with a black vinyl interior. The year was 1989, and the following advertisement appeared on the front page of the local Autotrader: "1970 Superbird, 29,000 original miles, 4-speed, 440-4bbl, bench seat, W window sticker, original paint, $13,500 or best offer." The car was in Salem, Oregon, 45 miles away. This was about the same time that we were mailing the first issue of the Alfa Romeo Market Letter, and most of my waking hours were spent trying to figure out how to convince my bank to loan me enough to buy a TZ. Nonetheless, the car salesman in me immediately recognized that this 'Bird was a buy. As this was the era of cassette-tape answering machines, I employed a trick taught to me by restorer and longtime SCMer Brian Ross, of AutoKrafty. I simply called the number over and over again, leaving slightly different messages, until the tape ran out. As these machines didn't time stamp the messages, this technique created the impression that a) I was really interested in the car, which I was, and b) that no one else had bothered to call, which was surely not the case. It was a Wednesday when I essentially disabled the voice recorder, and I began to wait. Saturday morning, at 8 a.m., I got the call: "Hi, I just got back into town and listened to my messages. You sound like you want to see my car." An hour later, I was in Salem. The car was in true time-warp condition, even down to the original polyglass tires. It had never been hit or painted, had no rust, and ran strong. I asked the seller how he had come up with the price. "It's right here in the Old Cars Price Guide," he said. "It says up to $15,000 for very nice cars, and mine has some rock chips, so I figured $13,500 was fair." In true SCM spirit, I was about to offer him $10,000, but he went on to say, "My phone has really been ringing off the hook this morning. I guess it took everyone a while to figure out just what a Superbird is. Anyway, there are about 10 guys on their way over here if you don't want the car." Faster than you could say "winged wonder," the car was mine at the asking price. It was quite a change from the various Alfa Giuliettas and Duettos that I had strewn around the neighborhood, in various states of disrepair. The neighborhood kids liked sitting on the wing, and suddenly all the gas station attendants became my best friends. I joined the Superbird club, and met some local 'Bird owners. I took the car to an Alfa trackday at Portland International Raceway, and recall having five of the magazine staff members with me, helmeted and hanging on for dear life as we turned some hot (on the straightaway) and perilous (on anything else) laps. I learned how to lay a fifty-foot strip of rubber, and how to speedshift the industrially robust gearbox. I also learned what it cost to rent a storage unit long enough to contain the 18-feet, 4-inch car, as it wouldn't fit in my garage. Finally, as unsolicited cash offers started coming in, I learned that I had truly scored on this one. TRADING ONE V8 FOR TVVO I wanted to hang on to the Superbird until just the right sweetheart deal came along, and soon enough it did, in the form of a pair of Alfa Montreals. One silver and the other black, they were being offered by a broker just outside San Francisco. I'd never owned one of these mini-Ghiblis, and the asking price for the pair, $30,000, was exactly what I could get for the Superbird by simply picking up the phone. As a connoisseur of the market, I knew that this American muscle car stuff was just a flash in the pan, and that the true investment opportunities were with sophisticated European exotics like the Montreal. 8  e don't do things halfway here at SCM. I'll offer as proof my first muscle car purchase: A 1970 Plymouth Superbird, Vitamin C I sold the black Montreal for a small profit, and kept the silver one for myself. I recall spending $5,000 getting it to run properly (local guru Nasko mastered the dual Spica injection units). As that was the crazy late '80s, I eventually sold the car and even made a small profit, which I immediately poured into a host of other worthwhile investments like Maserati 3500 GTs that needed restoration, a RI ID 250 GTE that used to have dogs living in it, and a package of six cast-iron-block Alfa 2000 spiders that we referred to, when we slammed them all into a single container to go to collector and SCMer Jurgen End in Saarbrucken, German, as "pigs in a blanket." Chances are if I added up the value of all the cars I traded from 1989 through 1991, I would have made far more profit just hanging on to the big orange 'Bird. But car collecting, like any other speculative financial endeavor, has its hits and misses. Just as it's too bad that my portfolio isn't loaded up with eBay stocks rather than Webvan certificates (now being used as doilies), it's unfortunate that I've sold some of the cars I've owned and held on to the others. There's no sense in looking back; at least I don't have a warehouse full of 0-mile first-generation Miatas and pristine Prowlers. This issue of SCM has a section on Carroll Shelby, and an SCM Picks guide to the muscle car market. As SCM has developed, despite its original focus on just European sports cars, it has embraced the entire universe of collectible cars. We have found both from reader surveys and conversations with subscribers at numerous venues that rarely do SCMers collect just one kind of car. You're as likely to see a GT 350 in a reader's garage sitting next to a Lusso as you are a Hemi 'Cuda convertible. LUCKY GETS BENT Here's a quick update on the ever-challenging SCM collection. Lucky, our 1965 3-cylinder, two-stroke SAAB, finally has a gearbox that shifts without horrible grinding. Co-owner John Draneas (SCM:s legal eagle) and I have spent more than a year trying to figure out what the problem was, and there has been no shortage of opinions from Saab experts around the world. Suggestions ranged from, "You're using synthetic oil in the gearbox, and it is too light, which lets the gears turn too fast for the synchros to engage," to, "The clutch, flywheel and pressure plate are simply worn out," to, finally, "The gearbox is junk, you'll have to get another one." In a last-ditch effort, we took the car to local Ferrari-and-everythingelse specialist Dick Guthrie, at ATD (503.232.5401). We've known Dick and his wife Linda for a long time, and he has helped keep SCM cars ranging from an Alfetta GT to a 308 GT4 running right. He called the day after we dropped Lucky off. "Come get your car, it's fixed." How much, we asked. "Fifty bucks. The clutch pedal was bent towards the floor, so it was hitting the floorboard before it was fully engaged." As neither Draneas nor I are capable of having a car worked on and spending less than $100, just on principle, we had him fix the handbrake and the headlights (useful on winter nights). So, for $101.50, Lucky now shifts like a rally champ from the 1960s. An overnight trip through the snow to Mt. Hood's Timberline Lodge is already being planned; don't worry, we'll pack snowshoes for the walk home just in case.• Sports Car Market


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The 2004 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction had sales results of close to double from 2003, with 302 cars sold totaling $11.8 million! 2004 TOP SELLERS: 1958 Plymouth Fury - featured in the John Carpenter movie 'Christine' $167,400 1967 Shelby G1500 Fastback $189,000 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300S Cabriolet  $190,080  1955 Mercedes-Benz 30051 Cubing Coupe $302,400 2005 LOT NUMBERS ARE GOING FAST - CONSIGN NOW! C 1-1 12 'Y. S. I-. la 112 PRESENTS: Jeep llIllIJ 3rd Annual ite'44 PALM BEACH The World's Fastest Growing Collector Car Auction 1 FULL DAYS OF CARS THE GALA NIGHT THURSDAY. MARCH 31 APRIL 1 - 3 2005  SOUTH FLORIDA EXPO CENTER • PALM BEACH, FLORIDA BARRETT-JACKSON.COM  LIVE COVERAGE ON 0174 HA N Consignment and Bidder Info: tel. 480.421.6694 fax 480.421.6697 3020 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251


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The Inside Line News ✓ Denice Haficki filed suit in October against Carroll Shelby for copyright and trademark infringement for manufacturing, marketing, and selling three motor vehicle versions of Eleanor, the 1971 fastback Ford Mustang featured in the original film Gone in 60 Seconds. Ms. Halicki is the widow of H.B. "Toby" Halicki, who wrote, produced, acted in, financed, directed and marketed the original version of the film in 1974. The car used in the movie was a 1971 fastback Mustang customized to play Eleanor, a 1973 Mach 1 Ford Mustang. ✓ The Vantage Point, the full-color quarterly magazine from the Aston Martin Owner's Club, is now available by subscription for non-members. Contact club secretary Susan Laskey, c/o Freeman & Co., 1301 Avenue of the Americas, 30th Floor, New York, NY 10019. slaskey@freemanco.com, www .amoc.org. Events  v American  Collectors Insurance announced that it has added antique and classic motorcycles to its insurance program in Michigan. ACI now offers coverage for classic bikes in all states except Alaska, Washington, D.C., Hawaii and New York. Quotes can be obtained via telephone or Internet. 800.360.2277, www .americancollectors.com. v According to owner Dave Kinney, USAppraisal has outgrown its old space and moved to a new office two buildings down the street. They now have more on-site storage and a client waiting area in a space more than twice the size of the former location. All other contact information remains the same, so they anticipate a smooth transition. 703.759.9100, www .usappraisal.com. v An update on the SCM/ Fantasy Junction Acura: Bruce Trenery and Ward Rose drove the car to 2nd in class at the Marty Iligen 4-hour Classic at Thunderhill, and 1st in class in the National Auto Sports Association 3-hour Enduro. Our congratulations go to the team for winning the Enduro 1 class 2004 Championship. Calendar FEBRUARY HERO Arctic Winter Trial— Feb. 7–Mar. 10 hero.org.ulc (RUS) MARCH Coppa Milano-SanremoMar. 11-13 milano-sanremo.it (IT) Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance—Mar. 11-13 ameliaconcours.org (FL) Car Guy Tour—Mar. 20-30 carguytour.com (IT) APRIL HERO Irish Tour and Trial— Apr. 18-23 hero.org.uk (IRE) California Mille—Apr. 24-28 californiamille.com (CA) MAY Mille Miglia—May 19-22 millemiglia.it (IT) JULY Goodwood Festival of Speed— July 8-10 goodwood.co.uk (UK) AUGUST HERO African Adventure— August 3-31 hero.org.uk (SA) ✓ The historic Coppa Milano- Sanremo, March 11-13, will have a new route for the first leg, following the initial rendezvous at the National Autodrome at Monza for registration and laps of the track. Emphasis is on pre-war models in keeping with the theme "Rolling Museums." +39.10.595.5629, www. milano-sanremo.it, info@milanosanremo . it. (IT) ✓ The Car Guy Tour has announced the dates of their next jaunt through Italy. This year it will be held March 2030, arriving and departing from Milan. On the itinerary are visits to the Alfa Romeo Museum and Lamborghini factory, among other automotive attractions. 206.310.8380, www.carguytouncom. (IT) v TheAtlanta Classic and Exotic Automobile Exposition, April 3, will feature classic and vintage autos to benefit Instill- scmHappenings v Jeff Sabatini, SCM's Senior Copy Editor and his wife Kristin Bowden welcomed their first child, Serafina, into the world at 3:47 am December 8th. Serafina weighed in at a healthy 6 pounds 14 ounces and stretched to a full 19 inches. We appreciate Jeff's work on this issue in light of this joyous occasion. Best wishes to Jeff and his family. e-mail: copyed@sportscarmarket.com. 10 Coppa Milano-Sanrcmo v SCM publisher Keith Martin will serve as master of ceremonies at the inaugural Palm Beach International Concours d'Elegance January 23 at the Palm Beach Polo Club. This event will showcase American and European motoring achievements, including some of the most sought-after cars in the world. 866.211.7254, www.palmbeachconcours.com. (FL) v Join Keith Martin and the SCM team of experts for the eighth annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Insider's Seminar, "Straight Talk on the Appreciation Curve." The seminar has expanded to two days this year, January 28-29. For more information or to reserve your space, contact David Slama. 503.261.0555 ext. 206, project@sportscarmarketcom, www.sportscarmarket .com. (AZ) ments for the Youth charity organization. New this year is a street bike exhibit with antique, vintage and modem bikes. 404.405.6196, wwvv .hscti.net/carshow/. (GA) v Chrysler will sponsor the California Mille, April 24-28, with a special display of cars selected by the Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance. The route has been changed to include new roads, but organizers have kept the traditional start at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, and the finish at the Sonoma Mission Inn. 415.479.9940, www.californiamille.com. (CA) v Stone Mountain Park will host the first Cool Car Fest, April 30-May 1. Focusing on American cars from the '50s, '60s and '70s, the event includes a car show, a swap meet, and automobilia vendors. 770.498.5690, www.coolcarfestcom. (GA) (Compiled and edited by Kristen Hall-Geisler Please send information about your events to insideline@sportscarmarket.con• Sports Car Market


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From zero to Wow! by the weekend Delayed gratification is overrated. Call us to see how you can be driving your dream car within a few days. "Their turnaround time is phenomenal." - L.M., Miami, Florida "We just did another deal with them and it was completed within two or three days." - M.K., Tucson, Arizona "There's none better." - R.P., Manhasset, New York Never get in a car with strangers •••  li ,./.  Putnam Leasing e Actual quotes from Putnam Leasing customers; initials used to protect their privacy. Sole authorized leasing agent for: Ferrari Club of America International Meet 44iN-doe,cpt_ LAMBORGHINI Club America Go with people you trust toll free 866/90-LEASE (866/905-3273) www.PutnamLeasing.com — ,tMASERATI4 V CAVALLINO CLASSIC


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Crossing the Block PREView ✓ Chevys and Corvettes are the featured cars at the Mecum in Orlando 2005 Winter Classic, January 21-22. Open to all makes and models, this auction will showcase cars such as a 1965 Corvette Stingray sports coupe, and a 1940 Chevrolet Master Deluxe coupe.  .mecurnauction.com. (FL) ✓ Over 500 cars, including a 1959 Borgward Isabella, are expected to cross the block at Silver Auctions' first event of 2005, the Fort McDowell Arizona  21-24.  Auction,  815.568.8888,  www January 800.255.4485,  www .silverauctions.com. (AZ) • The 1958 Corvette retractable hardtop convertible affectionately known as "Scotty," after designer Francis H. Scott, will be offered at no reserve at BarrettJackson's Classic Car Auction, January 25-30. A 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 concept car designed by Harley Earl will also cross the block. 480.421.6694, www .barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) V As part of a month of weekend events, Big Boys Classic Calendar  All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for Florida — Feb. 11-13 RM — Boca Raton most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. E-mail auction info to: insideline@ sportscarmarketcom JANUARY Florida — Jan. 21-22 MECUM — Kissimmee Arizona —Jan. 21-24 SILVER — Arizona — Jan. 25-30 BARRETT-JACKSON — Scottsdale Arizona —Jan. 28 RM — Phoenix Arizona — Jan. 27-29 RUSSO AND STEELE — Scottsdale FEBRUARY Ohio — Feb. 3-6 KRUSE — Dayton England — Feb. 7-8 BARONS — Surrey 12  Fort McDowell Arizona —Jan. 21-25 KRUSE — Scottsdale France — Feb. 12 CHRISTIE'S — Paris Washington — Feb. 12-13 SILVER — Puyallup New Jersey — Feb. 23-27 KRUSE — Atlantic City Oklahoma — Feb. 25-26 KRUSE — Oklahoma City England Feb. 26 H&H — Florida - - MCCORMICK MARCH — Texas — — Warwickshire Feb. 26 27 Palm Springs Oklahoma — Mar. 5-6 SANTIAGO Tulsa Mar. 11-12 KRUSE — Fredericksburg Florida — Mar. 12 RM — Amelia Island Florida — Mar. 18-19 KRUSE - England - Fort Myers Mar. 21 CHRISTIE'S — London England — Mar. 21-22 BARONS — Surrey Washington — Mar. 25-26 KRUSE — Seattle APRIL New York KRUSE - - Apr. 1 3 - New York Florida —Apr. 1-3 BARRETT-JACKSON — Palm Beach California — Apr. 1-3 SPECTRUM — Palm Springs Oregon — Apr. 9-10 SILVER — Portland England — Apr. 12-13 H&H — Buxton Ontario — Apr. 15-17 RM - Toronto Michigan — Apr. 22-24 RM — Novi Indiana — Apr. 29-30 KRUSE — Auburn Massachusettes —Apr. 30 BONHAMS — Brookline 1956 MercedesBen: 300.51Gulliving to be olfrred at RU S Boca Raton sale. Car Spectacular invites you to the Colossal Car Spectacular January 27-30 in Tempe, AZ. They have teamed up with the Specialty Dealers of America to display and sell over 200 classic cars. 602.331.4744, www.azbigboystoys.com. (AZ) V The  1962  Continental limousine known as the "Kennedy Bubbletop" will be auctioned at RM Auctions' 6th Lincoln Annual Vintage Motor Cars Sale in Scottsdale, AZ, January 28. Built for use by President and Mrs. Kennedy and visiting dignitaries, it was in use at the White House from 1962-1969. Other cars on offer include a 1962 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato and a 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta. 800.211.4371, www .rmauctions.com. (AZ) v Virgil Exner Jr.'s 1957 Simca Special concept car will be offered at Russo and Steele's Scottsdale Auction, January 2829. As Exner's master thesis in design at Notre Dame University, the car first appeared in the April 1959 issue of Road & Track, causing a sensation. 480.517.4005, www .russoandsteele.com. (AZ) ✓ The Royal Palm Polo Grounds will host RM Auctions' Boca Raton Collector Car Auction February 12-13. Over 400 cars will be featured, including a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing and a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS owned and still titled by NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr.  800.211.4371,  www.rm- auctions.com . (FL) ✓ For the fourth consecu- tive year, Christie's is holding an auction at Retromobile in Paris, scheduled for February 12. 310.385.2699, www.christies .com. (FR) • H&H Classic Auctions will be running its Competition Vehicle Auction at Stoneleigh, U.K., concurrent with the International Historic Motorsport Show, February 25-26. Early entries include a 1939 Delahaye 135M three-position drophead coupe with 5,000 hours of marque-specialist  +44.1925.730630,  rebuild. www .classic-auctions.com. (UK) ✓ The Spa Hotel & Casino is the new venue for Keith McCormick's Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions, February 26-27. Approximately 350 cars are expected to cross the auction block, with another 150 on display at the "Show and Shine." At its November auction, a 1968 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet sold for 539,000. 760.320.3290, www. classic-carauction.com . (CA) ✓ Some of the world's most important vehicles will be on auction at RM Auctions' Vintage Motorcars at Amelia Island on March 12. Last year at this event, the high sale was a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A, which sold for $852,500. 800.211.4371, www. rmauctions .com. (FL) (Compiled and edited by Kristen Hall-Geisler. Please send information about your events to insideline@sportscarmarket .com)• Sports all Market


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You Write We Read  All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscartnarket.com I OWNED THAT 212 Dear SCM: As a subscriber and interested reader of your fascinating journal, I read Steve Ahlgrim's analysis of the 1952 212 Inter Berlinetta Ferrari (actually an Export Lungo with Touring Superleggera coachwork) [October 2004]. It might be of interest to you and your expert readers to add some more background information. Indeed the car was very well covered by Ahlgrim. This was the very first Ferrari that I acquired after tough negotiations with Jacques Swaters (Garage Francorchamps, Brussels) personally. I already had years of experience with Alfa Romeo but decided to promote to the early Ferrari. I bought the car in the autumn of 1968 at 2,100 guilders (about $1,100 U.S. today). The engine had a frozen block and a snapped half shaft. It hadn't run for almost a decade and had been sitting— slightly dented—in a parking lot in the open in Antwerp where Jacques found the car. Basically Swaters didn't want to sell and tried to get me excited about his 250 convertible that I refused at the same figure. This was the very first Ferrari restoration that I carried out, mostly during evening and nightly hours next to my medical job at the university during the daytime. At that time I did not know how to remove the 5-speed gearbox from the engine block. Consequently, I first removed engine and gearbox together from the chassis. I used my father's Rover to pull the gearbox with a tow rope...and failed. The clutch shaft had to be removed first, as I found out later. The block had frost damage. Through an advertisement, I located another identical 212 Inter engine and gearbox near Lyon, France, at 1,000 guilders (approx. $500 U.S.). It came from Alexandria, Egypt. I raced down there with my Mini Cooper, bought 14 all the components, bought some more in Geneva from the Ferrari importer at scrap prices, and went home. At the same time, I sold the frozen block 0215EL together with block 0141T (Tuboscocca) to the U.S. I made a new half shaft, did most of the alloy bodywork—with some very strong drinks. I figured out the only one possible error: the crownwheel was mounted at the wrong side. Next day we removed the double sprung and difficult to remove axle, changed the crownwheel and spaced it properly. 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Berlinetta some local assistance—myself, made a new wire loom, rebuilt this very nice 212 engine with new bearings, rings, etcetera (the first Ferrari engine that I did myself) and assembled the suspension, rear axle, engine and gearbox. In order to clean and detail the chassis, I rolled the car like a patient on her right side onto old tires. I rebuilt the front suspension with new pins and bushes that had to be made from scratch at that time. Of course I had no lift. After completion of the mechanical work, I prepared the body panels, rubbed them, rented a spray cabine for one night (from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m.) at 75 guilders and sprayed the car in ten layers of nitrocellulose lacquer. Then I rubbed every layer after 20 minutes. The paint is still on the car (I inspected her in Padova, Italy two years ago) and is described by experts as "nice old patina." After completion of the job and putting back the original interior and adding all trim, I tried to start the car for a first test run. It didn't start. Then we towed her for miles and gasoline was all over the engine compartment. Finally we managed to start the actually wellrunning and sharp engine. I put the car in first gear and it moved backwards. In second, even faster...the car had five speeds in reverse and one forward. That night I needed In the meantime, my friend Corrado Cupellini from Bergamo offered me his 30,000-km old 275 GTB/C, S/N 9067/GTB, one of the rare alloy dry-sump comp cars. He proposed a swap without payment from either side. I agreed. The restoration had taken seven years and all my free time. I stamped SCHOUWENBURG and the date of completion in the top lid of the steering box (still there) and drove the car over the road to Italy (1,150 km) without problems. Later it became very well known in Italian events. It is still with the same engine (0193EL) and most of the details including my paint are still there. The first owner, Mr. Andre Meert, and I became friends. He gave me pictures of the car when delivered new to him. It was Aubergine with an off-white top and black painted spokes. The rims were polished and the hubs chromed. This was made on special order like later on his S/N 0705/GT first series 250 spyder that I acquired thereafter. 0215EL was for me a milestone Ferrari, the first of over 26 early sports and racing Ferraris that I owned. I thought it to be of interest to tell this history to your readers.—Prof Dr. Paul F. Schouwenburg, Aerdenhout, Netherlands Dr. Schouwenburg, thank you for your most informative post. —ED. SCM: FIT FOR A KING Dear SCM: I am a car collector of vintage and classic cars for 35 years, and an SCM subscriber for a number of years. In my opinion, your magazine is the Sports Car Market Editor & Publisher KEITH MARTIN Managing Editor Production Manager Art Director Subscriptions Senior Copy Editor Copy Editors BENGT HALVORSON DAVID SLAMA KIRSTEN ONODAY KRISTEN HALL-GEISLER JEFF SABATINI BILL NEILL KATHY KARAPONDO Senior Auction Analysts DAVE KINNEY Auction Analysts RICHARD HUDSON-EVANS JOHN APEN B. MITCHELL CARLSON SCOTT FEATHERMAN Senior Contributing Editor DAVE BROWNELL Contributing Editors STEVE AHLGRIM CARL BOMSTEAD JOHN DRANEAS DONALD OSBORNE JIM SCHRAGER MICHAEL SHEEHAN THOR THORSON Contributors KEITH DULY RAYMOND MILO STEVE SERIF) I.T. Manager Internet Specialist Financial Manager Strategic Planner Editorial Intern MAFUT ANNE PETERSON JASON GLASPEY MATT KING NIIUG NALUM BILL WOODARD STEFAN LOMBARD ADVERTISING Senior Account Manager TAD DIN SMORE 503.261.0555 x 213 fax 503.253.2234 tad@sportscarmarket.com General Information KRISTEN MIRA 877.219.2605 ext. 204 fax 503.253.2234 scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com Advertising Sales CINDY MEITLE 877.219.2605, ext. 262 fax 480.890.0354 oneitle@sportscarmarket.com SUBSCRIPTIONS New  800.289.2819 Current 877.219.2605, ext. 208 service@sportscarrnarket.com fax 503.253.2234 www.sportscarmarket.com CORRESPONDENCE General P.O. 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Moore  Canepa Designs  Car Guy Tour  The Carolina Trophy  Christie's  Classic Showcase  Cocomats  Colin's Classic Auto  Cosdel  Doe's Jags  Dragone Classics  Exotic Car Transport  Family Classic Cars  Fantasy Junction  FerrariBuy.com  FerrariPortal.com  Fourintune Garage Inc.  GermanCarPortal.com  Gooding & Company  Grundy Insurance  GT Milano  Guild of Auto Restorers  Hagerty  Hallmark Galleries  Hamann Classics  Horseless Carriage  Hyman Ltd.  Intercity Lines  Italian Car Parts  JC Taylor  JJ Best Banc & Co.  JR Rouse  Matanello Auto Sales  Maserati Club International  Mecum Auctions  Morgan West  Morris & Welford  Palm Springs Auctions, Inc.  Parish Heacock  Park Place  Passport Transport  Paul Russell  Petersen Auction Group  Potts Auction  Premier Financial  Putnam Leasing  Re-Originals  RM Auctions  Ron Tonkin GranTurismo  RPM Auto Books  Russo and Steele  Silver Auctions  Spyder Enterprises  Stephanie Warrington  Surrey Motorsports  Symbolic Motor Cats  US Appraisal  Vintage Motors of Sarasota  Vintage Rallies  Woodside Credit  16  96 23 125 89 93 69 9 123 7 5 126 123 91 95 79 66 55 53 49 121 74 105 88 71 57 118 124 120 128 2 84 97 75 132 99, 119, 127 25 128 85 29 26 51 73 109 104 123 13, 15 96 129 103 81 31 59 101 128 76 27, 131 11 87 18,43, 83 47 121 63 Steve Austin's Automobilia  Steve Austin's Great Vacations  Steve Cook  117 125 126 121 90 124 100 3 81 77 106 21 best sports car and collector car magazine in the world, and I am therefore pleased to send the enclosed gift subscription to the Swedish King, His Royal Highness Carl XVI Gustaf. We call him our Motor Monarch because he is a devoted driver and collector owing several cars, including Ferraris, Porsches, and even a Pontiac GTO convertible. On his 50th birthday in 1996, some collector car enthusiasts (including myself) collected money and bought a Volvo PV 60 manufactured the same year he was born, 1946. He got this car as a present and as a result he decided to create a motor car rally that was called the King's Rally (Svenska Kungsrallyt) to take place each The "Motor Monarch's" 1946 Volvo PV 60 His Royal Highness Carl XVI Gustaf year in the middle of August on the Swedish island of Oland where he has his summer residence. Ever since, our King and his lovely Queen Silvia have taken part in the rally in his Volvo PV 60 together with all those enthusiasts who made the gift possible. I enclose one photo showing the Volvo, taken on this year's rally. The Volvo PV 60 was an American-inspired car (as all Volvo cars before the war) and was planned for production in 1940, but the war made it impossible and the car was therefore produced after the war. I look forward to many more issues of your wonderful magazine.—Bo Nilsson, Trelleborg, Sweden WHAT CAN I FIT INTO? Dear SCM: I wish Editor Martin good luck in his search for a nice Pontoon Mercedes. Is he looking for a coupe? I have seen a bunch of nice ones out there during my hunt for a 1958-60 220SE cabriolet for myself. I haven't found what I'm looking for yet. I'll let you know if I come across it. I have what may sound like a silly question that hopefully I can get away with as a subscriber. At 6'5" tall, it's very difficult for me to find a fun sports cars that I can fit in. Forget a Dino or 356C or most Jaguars. Any suggestions? If so, I'd be most appreciative. I currently enjoy a completely original 1958 Cadillac sedan, and just sold a 1967 Mercedes 250SE cabriolet, with the plan of replacing it this year with the 1958-60 pontoon cabriolet.—Mitchell Terk, via e-mail Mitchell, it is a coupe I am looking fbr, gas or diesel okay, condition #2 or better If you find one, e-mail me at keith. tnartin@sportscarmarket.com. As for collector cars for tall guys, the most obvious choice would be either a Ferrari 400 or a 365 GTC/4. Otherwise, try developing an affection for American muscle. —ED. DAVID DOUGLAS DUNCAN INFO Dear SCM: I loved Kathleen Karapondo's David Douglas Duncan Gullwing story [December 2004], but feel compelled to point out some factual errors: Masten Gregory was not the first American driver to win Le Mans, as you stated. Phil Hill has that honor, winning in 1958, 1961, and 1962. Carroll Shelby won in 1959. Gregory co-drove the winning 250 LM with Jochen Rindt in 1965. The black Gullwing wasn't gifted to Duncan after the SLS roadster shoot, but rather before. There are pictures of the black car during the shoot featured in this year's Gooding and Company auction catalog, where Lot 43 is the SLS roadster DDD photographed for Colliers. The SLS was a no-sale at $560k (I would have liked to bid but my wife won't let me sell our house). Finally, it may not be clear to younger readers from the text that Walter Wolf "won" the GP de Monaco as a car owner. Jody Scheckter was turning the wheel and shifting the gears. From the same issue, I agree with Sheehan about the chaos of art and music versus Germanic quiet predictability. One of these days I'll make the leap and take a 300SL Roadster over a Lusso or a GTB. I like to drive more than I like writing checks to mechanics (not that there's anything wrong with that).—David Soares, Santa Cruz, CA PORSCHE SMASH-O-RAMA Dear SCM: I have just read your article pertaining to the unfortunate accident involving the transport company debacle on the railroad [December 2004]. It's a topic which strikes home, having been in the trucking business for some 30 years. While your legal points are well made, the insurance issue should be cut and dry. Clearly, the carrier should have a proper cargo insurance policy, which should not and does not contain any "reasonable care" nomenclature. Sports Car Market


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While liability policies sometimes carry such disclaimers, the point of a cargo policy is to insure that the customer has complete coverage of the cargo while it is under the care, control, and custody of the common carrier. In the old days, this was controlled by the Interstate Commerce Commission. Today it's consumer beware. Anyone shipping anything of value via common carrier should receive a certificate of insurance indicating the amount covered under cargo insurance  identifying  amount  specifically the covered per incident as well as an umbrella coverage of a significantly higher amount. Should the individual accident involving one incident loss exceed the cargo coverage, such as an incident where the total value of the cargo exceeds the cargo incident coverage, then the umbrella will cover the balance. There is no excuse for utilizing a carrier not properly covered. Additionally, special care should be taken during the bill of lading creation for the shipment. The shipper must be aware of any "released valuation" statements on the bill of lading. Some cargo coverage will not cover if this is left blank on the bill of lading. Having operated a carrier business in the New York/New Jersey area for many years, I have seen it all. Low bridges improperly marked, low power lines below the state requirement, stop signs not elevated enough according to code, etc. I have been involved in many claims involving cargo coverage and usually the claim filing by the customer would result in immediate payment of the claim, while any subrogation involving negligence, comparative liability, etc., is disputed between the insurance company and other parties at a later date.—Lee Hoffman, Rumson, NJ February 2005  Better luck hauling tomatoes placed on an open-type car trailer (converted hay wagon, it looks to me) that clearly is worth less than the vehicles. Furthermore, using tie-down straps on a trailer with chicken wire ramps would have been my first clue to run. Victor Van Tress, Rocky Peak, CA P.S. My $1,000,000 insurance costs me $1,200 per month and I don't haul collectables. Dear SCM: I am sending this letter with a little regret in my heart. I have been a loyal subscriber for several years now and admire Mr. Martin's magazine very much. As I was looking through the December 2004 issue, it occurred to me that there wasn't a holiday scene on the cover. It was somewhat easy to forget as there was a 300SL Gullwing on the cover, and it is more than a little distracting. I believe what really sets SCM apart from the other automotive small stuff. Isn't that what our passion is all about?—Lou Bonanni, via e-mail Lou, the "art" covers played an integral role in the development of SCM. However, as we reach out to new readers, we have found that using photographs on the cover, as artistically as possible, conveys the mission of SCM in a clearer, quicker fashion.—ED. WE WON'T INSPECT YOUR CAR Dear SCM: I am looking at buying a Testarossa that is located in Houston, several thousand miles away. The seller and I agreed on a price range, final price to depend on the outcome of the prepurchase inspection. I called the local Ferrari dealer, and after being asked a few questions about the car, I was told they will not inspect it. The reason given is the car has a sketchy Dear SCM: I don't know who to be madder at: The driver of the truck, who is probably back hauling tomatoes out of the Central Valley again (I am a car hauler by profession and qualify myself to say that "if you don't know, you don't go. Period—end of story"); or the owner of the cars, who allowed even one of their cars to be magazines is its content, information and style. I feel some of this has been lost with the decision to put a photograph on the cover instead of some piece of automotive art (particularly as we get close to the holidays). Change is inevitable and normally welcomed with open arms. Sometimes, however, we miss the service history, and because neither I nor the seller are customers of their store, there is too much liability if they miss something in the inspection. I even told the dealer that any service needed could be performed by him before I picked the car up. Still the answer is no. I am shocked at a licensed Ferrari dealer's flat refusal to inspect a vehicle. I am also asking for any suggestions you may have in solving this problem. If this becomes a trend, think of how much value a service history will add in the future.—Greg Taylor, Seattle, WA Greg, as the cost of service and repairs continues to escalate, documented service history will play an ever larger part in determining market value. With the Ferrari dealer, we find it odd that it appears they will only inspect cars if you are customers of theirs. Maybe they have a cheap 308 GT4 you could acquire as your entry ticket to their shop? Try contacting the local Ferrari club there and see if they have any recommendations concerning independent shops.—ED. ERRATA • Formula One collector and dealer Morry Barmak wrote to tell us that the Michael Schumacher helmet in the November 2004 "Motobilia" (p. 99) offered for sale at $3,000 was a replica that normally sells for about $1,900. He also mentioned that original Schumacher helmets sell for $25,000–$55,000,  upon their historical significance. • Rudi Koniczek's contact information in the December 2004 "Subscriber Picks" (p.51) should have listed his phone number as 250.727.6020. • Russo and Steele will be enjoying their fifth year in Scottsdale, AZ in January 2005 not their third.• 17 depending


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AMERICA by MIMI Scottsdale Or Bust CHAPTER 9: ON THE ROAD AGAIN New caretaker: Charlie Gaetze (Accomplished) Miles from Cleveland, OH, to Byron, MN: 700 (In Progress) Miles from Byron, MN, to Sioux DaIls, SD: 235 (Flight of Fancy) Miles from Sioux Falls to Scottsdale, Al: 1,635 Cost of repairs: $2 for carburetor gasket; $53 for spare keys Total investment: $3,212.68 Months SCM has owned the FIAT: 10 Miles since last month: 1(2,264 total) Miles per month: 226 Cost per mile: $1.42 Cost per month: $321.27 ttempts to coerce the SCM C community into driving our k, FIAT 2100 across the country have been plodding along for ten months now. As of a week before we went to press with this issue, the car had only traveled about 700 miles of the 2,450 needed to get it to SCM World Headquarters in Portland, OR. Of course, let's not forget that carefree SCM joyriders have put another 1,500 miles on the car just having a little fun. We were beginning to entertain drastic measures in retrieving the FIAT (most of which involved buying another vintage car as a tow vehicle—anyone have space in their garage for two broken-down vehicles owned by SCM?), when this e-mail came in from Charlie Gaetze, an SCMer from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. CG: "I will pick up the FIAT this weekend and get it to South Dakota. Just a thought, but what about a grand display at the BarrettJackson auction in January, as it was at the SCM seminars there last year that this America By FIAT thing kind of got its start? I've got time to do it, so just let me know and I'll put together a driving team and, of course, a repair one as well." A END? when I took it out for a final spin and to make sure things were in order. It started up fine and was motoring down the driveway when it sputtered and died. A hike back to the garage for a can of gas and a quick trip into town for a few gallons more had the car purring again right when Charlie showed up. We spent about an hour going over the car and controls, plus a list of things to keep an eye on (oil level, fuel level, filter, carb float, strange noises, unusual smells, fluid leaks, fire and stuff like that.) A quick lesson on how to find reverse and Charlie was on his way." We immediately got back to Charlie, remembering his enthusiasm for the America By FIAT from the seminars. Sure enough, he responded, he had the right stuff to get the car to Scottsdale in just a month's time. By our calculations, that means success would more than double the distance we've moved the car to this point. Astute cartographers might note that South Dakota to Arizona is perhaps not the most direct route to Oregon, but at this point, who are we to be choosy? Apparently, Charlie's off to a good start. Mike Griese, the FIAT's caretaker for the past three months, e-mailed us shortly after the FIAT rolled off westwards, braving 30-degree weather. MG: "Charlie Gaetze and family picked up the Fiat this afternoon, on a blustery Minnesota day, with gusty winds and snow flurries out of the west. Good thing the heater works. The FIAT made one last gasp to stay in Minnesota 21  "I was able to get three sets of keys made. The originals have been retired from service and are riding in the glove box with the two spare sets and seven sets of unground blanks. Ilco had to make a special run of blanks for both ignition and door lock keys, and the key shop in Rochester, Minnesota, didn't think there would be much call for them. The supplies and the new carb that was ordered last fall that didn't work are in the trunk. "Capping the breather on the side of the block has really helped the oil consumption problem. The car still bums oil, but at least it doesn't drip anymore. "I tried out a variety of different finish treatments on the car. It turns out that a process of Turtlewax liquid rubbing compound followed by Meguiar's Paint Cleaner and Meguiar's Polish did the best job. The rubbing compound cleaned up some staining, and the paint cleaner returned a lot of color to the finish. The polish brought back some gloss, particularly on the black roof. I capped it off with Meguiar's Camauba paste wax. The car has been touched up and repaired in a number of places over the years, and there are some spots that could benefit from a little wet sanding and an electric polisher. "I now have a FIAT-sized hole in the garage between Tim Engel's Eclat and my Elise. I have to say the little blue car from Italy has changed my thinking about the collector car hobby. I've been a sporty car guy from the beginning, with a particular affinity for the cars of Lotus. Three months with the FIAT have taught me that you can have just as much fun as a good autoctross run hustling a well-engineered sedan through hordes of sport-utes and pickup trucks—it's just a different kind of fun. Executing a perfect heeland-toe downshift on a 44-year-old column shift linkage is pretty cool, too. "While I'm not quite ready to trade my Elise for a FIAT sedan that is as old as I am, I have certainly opened my horizons when it comes to shopping for the next fun car. Keith should give me a call when he gets tired of this one." Now we need volunteers (victims?) to help move the car from Scottsdale towards the Pacific Northwest. If you're ready for an adventure, e-mail us at fiat@sportscarmarketcom.* Sports Car Market SCM Headquarters Sioux Falls START Scottsdale


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Affordable Classic 1993-95 Mazda RX-7 The final iteration of the RX-7 was either the greatest track weapon the world has ever known or the harshest street machine to bottom out on the lip of a driveway by Stefan Lombard he mid-priced sports car market of the early 1990s was one the meanest parties on the planet. Japanese supercars like Mitsubishi's 3000GT, Toyota's Supra 1 and Nissan's 300ZX were giving the Corvette T a run for its money. With the hot new Miata eating up Mazda's sales in the entry-level sports car category, the Hiroshima-based automaker knew it had to join its upmarket competitors with a nastier RX-7. Still riding the momentum from an outright victory at Le Mans less than a year before, the time was right for such a move. In the spring of 1992, the third generation of its rotary-powered sports car was introduced in the United States. A 1993 model, the new RX-7 was a gorgeous machine with clean, fluid lines. Low, lithe and lean, there was no mistaking it as anything less than a pure sports car. Power came from the all-new 13B-REW, a 1.3-liter, twin-rotor Wankel engine developing 255 hp at 6,500 rpm, and 217 lb-ft of torque at 5,000 rpm. The twin sequential turbos were progressive, which helped make 90 percent of that torque was available at just 2,500 rpm, a kick in the pants no matter how you cut it. With a redline of 8,000 rpm, the 2,800-pound car screamed to 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds, with a top speed of 159 mph. Its perfect 50/50 weight distribution, limited-slip differential and four-wheel independent suspension allowed the RX-7 to produce an impressive .97g on the skidpad, remarkable then and even today in a mass-produced sports car. However, at $35,000, nearly twice the price of the old RX-7, this performance came at a price. The 1993 model came in Base, Touring and RI trim. Base was a no-frills car, while the Touring offered amenities like leather seats, air-conditioning, a Bose stereo, sunroof, and an optional automatic transmission. The RI variant was more performance-oriented, with stiffer Bilstein shocks, a front strut brace, extra oil cooler, rear spoiler and no-slip cloth seats. Depending upon your way of thinking, the RI was either the greatest track weapon the world has ever known or the harshest street machine ever to bottom out on the lip of a driveway. The following two years saw minimal changes within the model range, though the base model was dropped, the R1 was rechristened the R2, and the Touring became the Preferred Equipment Package (PEP). All models came standard with dual airbags and antilock brakes. In the end, the 1995 iteration of the RX-7, especially the R2 variant, was prob- 22  4 1993 Mazda RX- ably the best of the Japanese supercars, though the hardest to live with on a daily basis. The RX-7 disappeared from the U.S. market by the spring of 1996, just three model years after its introduction. Although fuel economy and emissions issues were rumored to be the culprit, it really didn't matter, as the mid-priced segment of the sports car market had started to dry up in 1995, and ultimately killed off the lot of them. The great weakness of the RX-7 came in the form of scorching underhood temperatures. Many owners discovered—sometimes disastrously—that the factory cooling system wasn't up to the task of dissipating the heat caused by hard driving. As a result, the vacuum hoses and lines tended to shrivel up and die and, in some rare cases, ignite. This problem can be solved by swapping the units with silicone replacements. Though not difficult, it is laborintensive and can run about $600. As with other rotary engines, the main seals tend to lose their flex with time, allowing coolant into the engine, which is a costly problem. Finally, avoid 1993 models that haven't been repainted, as their original "HiReflex" paint faded and dulled easily. In all, fewer than 14,000 third-generation RX-7s were sold here, which means they are not the most common cars on the market but can still be found in good condition without too much trouble, as most were not driven as everyday commuters. Before buying anything, however, have a reputable mechanic familiar with rotary engines inspect 7 the car. Avoid Mazda dealers, as most of their service techs never saw enough of the cars to get familiar with them—and at 10 years out of production now, it is doubtful that all but the most specialized dealerships are going to be working on the cars with any frequency. There are two schools of thought when it comes to purchasing a used RX-7, with both ending up costing about the same. The first, which follows convention, says you should buy the cleanest car available, the car with the lowest, gentlest mileage. As RX-7s will never be first-tier collectibles, those with low miles should just be used and enjoyed, rather than socked away for some mythical notion of future appreciation. DE TAILS However, as RX-7s are easy to modify, and many have been tweaked and raced in the fast and furious vein, there are more than a few bastardized cars around. Buy a cheap one with a blown engine, and spend seven grand to rebuild it, along with the turbos and the transmission. Maybe even add a few tweaks along the way. Years produced: 1993-1995 Number produced: approx. 13,500 Original list price: approx. $35,000 SCA Valuation: S10,000-$20,000 Tune-up/major service: S185 Ignition module: $65 Chassis #: driver's side door jamb Engine #: front upper-left housing behind A/C bracket Club: Mazda Club of North America, P.O. Box 11238, Chicago, 11 60611 Web site: viww.mazdaclub.com Alternatives: 1984-96 Chevrolet Corvette; 1990-96 Nissan 300ZX; 1994-98 Toyota Supra; 1994-99 Mitsubishi 300061 SOA Investment Grade: C+ Now you've got an intimate knowledge of what is really underhood—hopefully with no surprises lurking. A nice original car will set you back between $11,000 and $17,000, depending on mileage and overall condition. A builder plus the cost to rejuvenate will generally land you in the same place, so the choice is up to you. Either way, what you'll end up with is a potent and unique sports car poised to deliver the thrills of enthusiast driving, for not much more than a new economy car.• Sports for Market


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Legal Files I John Draneas The Meaning of As-Is Our plaintiff made three arguments—that the as-is disclaimer was ineffective, that the dealer misrepresented the car, and that the car was unsafe black, 5-speed, excellent driver, 108,000 miles, $4,500." When he called the dealer, he was told that the Alfa was not available for a test drive because they were replacing the transmission. That turned out to be a clue that our plaintiff missed. He called again a few days later to learn that the car was fixed, and he rushed down to take it for a test drive. It drove well, and the transmission shifted well, but the odometer didn't work, the brake warning light stayed on, and the seat switches did not work. Undaunted by these niggling problems, our plaintiff bought the car for the asking price. 0 The dealer provided a pre-printed purchase order on which he hand wrote that the car was being sold "AS IS," but also wrote that they would replace the seat switches and speedometer cable. The dealer also provided a "Buyer's Guide" which went into greater detail about the car being sold: "As is no warranty. You will pay the cost for any repairs." The guide went on to say that this was the case no matter what any dealer employee might have said orally to the contrary. The dealer made the repairs stated in the contract, but balked at repairing the brake warning light. The Alfa turned out to have a number of other problems: the anti-lock braking system did not work due to a computer problem, the suspension was rusted, the rack and pinion were damaged, the fuel system was rusted, the car leaked oil, and the odometer registered miles when the car was standing still. All in, the repairs cost our plaintiff over $6,500, making his "investment" in the car $11,000. Unsatisfied with the dealer's $150 settlement offer, our plaintiff went to court, where he made three legal arguments—that the as-is disclaimer was ineffective, that the dealer misrepresented the car as an "excellent driver," and that the dealer sold him an unsafe car. AS-IS MEANS JUST THAT Warranties can be either express or implied. An express warranty is one that is specifically stated in the contract or discussions. An implied warranty is unstated, but presumed under the law. The major ones are implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, but others can be implied in various situations. A contract provision that eliminates any warranties is referred to as a warranty dis- 24  ur plaintiff's interest was tweaked by an ad that read, "1991 Alfa Romeo 164 Sport Sedan, white/ UNSAFE AT ANY SPEED 1991 Alfa 164 claimer or waiver. When a dealer sells a car, warranties are governed by the Uniform Commercial Code, which all states have adopted, although with some minor variations. In Washington, where this case arose, a warranty disclaimer is effective if two requirements are met: the parties actually negotiate it; and the waiver states specifically what qualities and characteristics are not warranted. The "actual negotiation" requirement, which is not required in all states, does not require lengthy arguments or debates. hi this case, it was sufficient that the disclaimer was clearly mentioned in both the Buyer's Guide and hand written on the purchase order. Both were adequate to let the buyer know that no warranty was being given, and the disclaimer was not buried in some pre-printed document that wasn't seen until well after the transaction was completed. The court also noted that the words "as is," "with all faults," and similar language are all terms of art, i.e. are well known and understood within the industry, and mean that no express or implied warranties are given. The court suggested that the decision might have been different if the dealer had known about the defects and failed to disclose them, but there was no evidence of that in this case. IT'S NOT DRIVABLE Out of luck on the warranty issue, our plaintiff's back-up claim was that he should be able to get his money back because the dealer misrepresented the car as an "excellent driver." How could a $4,500 Alfa be an "excellent driver" when it needed $6,500 in repairs? The answer depends on what "excellent driver" means. The dealer's attorney asked exactly that question of the plaintiff on cross examination. The best that the plaintiff could come up with was that the car had to "drive well" in order to be an excellent driver. That was enough to sink his case, as the court noted that the plaintiff never complained that the car didn't drive well. Finally, the plaintiff argued that the car was unsafe, and that he was entitled to get his money back under the state consumer protection statute. Under the laws of all states (at least as far as I am aware), a dealer who sells an unsafe car commits an unfair trade practice, and the buyer can get his money back. This applies only to dealers, and not to private sellers. But that didn't work either. The court accepted the plaintiff's claim that the car was defective, but didn't see how any of the defects made it unsafe to drive. And, to rub salt into the wound, the court ordered the plaintiff to pay the dealer's attorney fees. DON'T WIND UP LIKE THIS If you're buying a collectible car, take the time and spend the money to have it thoroughly checked out by a capable shop other than the seller before you buy it. Surprises always turn out to be expensive. Honestly, though, you can't blame the seller for insisting on an as-is sale. Old used cars (and this car was 13 years old), collectible or not, are old cars, and it's hard to know everything that can be wrong with them or is about to go wrong. As the court noted in our case, the as-is sale is simply an agreement between the seller and the buyer about who is going to take the risk of unknown defects. But known defects are another matter. The trick here is to get it in writing. It's important to have a clear record of what the seller represented about the car, because incorrect statements can give you a basis for getting your money back if the car turns out to have major problems. It is also very important to get the representations to be specific. Descriptions such as "excellent driver," "needs nothing," etc. are not always helpful because they mean different things to different people. In our case, an "excellent driver" meant one thing to the seller, another to the buyer, and probably yet another to the judge who decided the case. To fully protect yourself, make it specific and get it in writing, preferably in a well-written contract. Our thanks to SCMer and Chehalis, Washington attorney Rich Paroutaud for bringing this case to our attention. John Draneas is an attorney and car collector in Oregon. His comments are not a substitute for consultation with an attorney. He may be contacted at legalfiles@,sportscarmarket.com .• Sports (at Market


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HAMANN CLASSIC CARS ALSO AVAILABLE FERRARI 166/212 F I /F2 GP race car 340 America Vignale Berlinetta 250 LM 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gul!wing 250 GTO re-creation (ex-David Piper) 275 GTB/4 275 GTB/4 Alloy 275 GTB/6C Alloy 330 GTS 360 Modena Spider 550 Maranello JAGUAR 1971 Maserati Ghibi 4.9 SS Coupe XKI50 S Roadster XKE Roadster, Series 1 4.2 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster PORSCHE 908/3 Spyder 935 935 ''Moby Dick - 962 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso OTHERS Aston Martin DB6 Volante Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Convertible For almost 30 years, Thomas Hamann has been actively involved in the classic and exotic car industry. He has been involved in the put-chase, sale and brokering of some of the finest automobiles made. With this strong history, he has firmly established his position in the international collector car market. Hamann Classic Cars continuously seeks to purchase classic European race and sports cars as well as entire collections. Please contact Thomas Hamann for an appraisal and cash offer of your automobile. Discrete and secure transaction through lawyer's trust account guaranteed for all sales and purchases. Ph. (203) 918-8300  Fax (203) 702-5098  www.hamannclassiccars.com info@hamannclassiccars.corn 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 1960 Ferrari 250 SWB


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Ask the Experts Wanted: Something Different Rigorous cross-training is recommended if you expect to do a long-distance event in an Alfa D ear Experts: I need some help here with two questions. I would like to acquire a pre-1959 sports racing car that I can drive on the Colorado Grand and other vintage rally and racing events, and that I can drive reliably on the street. It should be a convertible with a working top, cost less than $150k, and must be able to do 0-60 in less than 6.5 seconds with a top speed above 120 mph. I already have the following in my collection: 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible, 1966 Ferrari 330 GTS, 1967 Jaguar XKE S1 4.2 roadster, and 1973 Porsche Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight Touring (with sunroof). I have previously owned a 1959 Porsche GS/GT Carrera Speedster, a 1964 AC/Shelby Cobra 289, and a 1967 Porsche 904 GTS. The Speedster was my closest candidate, but it wasn 't very fast and with its 4-cam engine and racing setup was a pain to drive around town—plus it did not have side windows. Secondly, what about a (restored) 195457 Alfa Romeo that is reliable enough for everyday use and eligible for European rallies like the Mille Miglia, Tour Auto, etc? I'd want a convertible produced in relatively small numbers, with similar performance requirements. It should also cost less than $150k Is there such a car? Tell me if I'm dreaming.— Shane Mattaway, via e-mail John Apen responds: Shane, what a great, eclectic collection of European sports cars you have experienced. It appears you would agree with the well-known Road & Track photojournalist and long-time SCMer John Lamm, who once said to me, "I dislike one-marque people." There's just so much to learn out there about old cars, and how each one reinterprets the driving experience for the user. As an example of just how nutso marque fanatics can be, take a look at the recent Healey gang anti-100-4 tirades in SCM. From my perspective, diversity is good, and you exemplify it. Most great car collections have a theme—in your case it could be the best of the era, irrespective of make. Or how about picking the best from each of a variety of countries? So with that in mind, I recommend adding the great American sports car, the Corvette. Start with a '57 fuelie, the 283-hp version with 4-speed, which meets most of your criteria. 664 of the 6,338 1957s had FL and a 4-speed. R &T recorded 0-60 in 5.7 seconds with a 4.11:1 rear. Zora Arlcus-Duntov and John Fitch set several Daytona records in the 145- to 150-mph range. Roll-up windows make for decent weather protection and best 26  A '57 fuelie could bring a new flavor to a European- of all, there's the neat disappearing top you can drop or raise by yourself at a stoplight. Of course, as they say on the Colorado Grand, if you don't like the weather, wait 20 minutes and it will change. SCMer Phil Bachman, Ferrari collector and National Ferrari Judge, has taken his '57 Corvette on every one of the 15 Colorado Grands. The car has an adequate trunk—my wife and I drove our '60 across the country twice in the early Sixties—and while the cockpit is not spacious, it is more than adequate for drivers up to six feet. Another advantage: you can still get parts at the NAPA in Walton, Colorado or a similar small town. You'll be in total shock when you hear how cheap they are, and how available, compared to Italian and German exotic parts prices. The Rochester FL, which many early owners took off and threw in the corner, has become very reliable after being tweaked with a few modern, invisible updates. The car really has no serious faults. Even better from a collecting standpoint, but not necessarily a street-driving perspective, find one of the 51 built with RPO 684, a $725 heavyduty racing suspension option that included special brake linings developed for Sebring and elaborate brake-cooling ducting. Beware the heater delete that many of these had; it often snows in the Rockies. If the right '57 eludes you, there were another 286 '58 or '59 fuelies built with the heavy-duty suspension option. I can attest to the potency of the package since my Ferrari TdF came in second to one of the brakecooled 'Vettes at the Laguna Seca '84 Historics. That sucker could really go late into the turns. Now, I'd like to suggest you stretch your horizons a little. If you decide to extend your Continent collection and get something a little newer, how about a Toyota 2000 GT? It's a true exotic, and it would be something themed collection. completely different for you to experience. Raymond Milo responds: Regarding your Alfa question, as usual I am delighted to help, but there's no such thing as the Alfa you desire. Not even close. With exception of a real Disco Volante—maybe two real ones left, which would each cost in the seven-figure range if the Alfa museum wanted to sell— nothing among post-war open Alfas would be accepted, unless you are somebody really famous. (Then the MM group would be accepting you as the person, with the car secondary. It does happen.) I cannot think of any model in those years capable of 0-60 in even seven seconds or less, or of a top end over 120 mph. The 6C 2500SS in coupe form (Villa d'Este, Touring coupe) or the 1900SSZ are acceptable, but about 30 percent over your budget. With those, though, you time 0-60 with a calendar, and generally pray for a very steep and long downhill to exceed the century speed. The 1900 especially rides like an old truck. Plus, given their heavy steering and stiff brakes, rigorous cross-training is recommended if you expect to do a long-distance event in an Alfa. I suggest buying a book on the Lancia Aurelia and reading up on the B20 coupe. It's a wonderful car, as capable and easy to drive as any modern car, and other then being a coupe it comes closest to your dream. Plus, you could buy the best in the world and still have $75k left over for other goodies. You are a seasoned collector; however I offer some basic advice that applies to all specialized searches like this. Don't give up, and read as much as you can on the cars of that period. Stay away from Internet-based deals; fakes are a growth industry. Talk with owners. Finally, even if you think you've done the research and know what to look for, don't buy anything without consulting a very competent appraiser.* Sports Car Market


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AUTO LEASING: Myths & Misunderstandings An Interview with Mitch Katz of Premier Financial Services Collectors of exotic and vintage cars typically hold well-reasoned opinions on most topics, including the best way to finance their automotive acquisitions. Few car collectors, however, actually take the time to compare the economic and tax advantages of outright purchase, versus borrowing or leasing. Force of habit, pride of ownership and mis-information can all cloud what should be a fact-based financial decision. Because leasing is often the least understood and most maligned financing alternative, we asked Mitch Katz of Premier Financial Services—long recognized within the industry as an authority on exotic and vintage autos—to clear up some of the myths and misunderstandings. Leasing is a viable strategy for car collectors, according to industry authority Mitch Katz. Q Why is leasing so misunderstood? A LInfonunately, the leasing industry has done a poor job of market education. People don't understand that the leases we arrange today are very different from when auto leasing was first introduced. They only remember horror stories about people being locked into a lease. Although leasing options and flexibility have changed significantly, market perceptions of leasing have not. Q What are the shortcomings of "traditional" leasing? A The traditional leasing structure is based on a rental concept: the lessee pays an upfront fee and monthly fees for a fixed period; mileage without penalty is limited; and the vehicle is eventually returned. For obvious reasons, this arrangement is unsuitable for most exotic and vintage car collectors, and also does not meet the needs of people who wish to change cars frequently. Q How has leasing changed? A Leasing is now far more customized, and user-friendly. At Premier, for example, we provide a Simple Lease® program designed specifically for car collectors, that enables them to drive more car for their money, and to end their lease at any time without the penalties normally associated with early termination. Q Explain how your Simple Lease® works. A We simply agree on a lease-end residual value for the car, and while the lease is in place the owner makes payments based on the difference between the amount financed and that residual. When the lease expires, the owner has four options: 1. Pay the residual and own the car. 2. Sell the car, pay the residual, and keep any difference. 3. Trade in the car, let the dealer pay the residual, and keep any difference. 4. Refinance the residual through a new lease without a large cash outlay, and continue to own the car. Q What happens when an owner wants to end a lease early or switch cars? A That's the beauty of our Simple Lease®. An owner who wants to end a lease early pays the balance owed, which is calculated based on simple interest. Owners can also switch cars within their lease without penalty, simply by paying any difference in value between the two cars. The lease's residual value and payments remain unchanged. Q Are there tax benefits associated with leasing? A Sales tax on a purchased vehicle is due immediately. With a lease, in most states, tax is based on the monthly payment schedule. This provides the car owner with the use of that money over the term of the lease. More significantly, if the car is leased under a business namenot necessarily a corporate entity—pre-tax dollars can be used to pay for the lease. Q Can collector cars be considered a business expense? A Many of our leasing clients use their cars for legitimate business purposes. A Ferrari 275GTB/4 certainly impresses prospects and customers. Because automobiles play an important role in our culture, a head-turning car can serve as the cornerstone of a bona fide business promotion or advertising campaign. Q Do the benefits of leasing only apply to collector cars? A Most of the leases we arrange are for exotic, vintage, collector and luxury cars, only because this is the marketplace we've been involved in for more than 25 years. But we can provide financing for any vehicle with a value of more than $25,000. Q Are there any lease restrictions regarding where a car is purchased? A Our leasing customers purchase cars from anywhere in the country; from a dealer, an individual, or even Ebay. Premier is not in the business of buying, selling or trading cars. Our job is to make it easy for people to own cars through leasing. Q What's the #1 myth regarding leasing? A People are told that leasing is an elaborate, time - consuming process. If this were true, Premier would be unable to boast about its 95% customer retention track record. Q Are collectors making a mistake if they don't lease? A We don't think leasing makes sense for every situation. But sophisticated car buyers are making a mistake if they don't consider all of their financing options. And leasing is an extremely viable option. Q What's the best way to learn more about leasing? A I'm happy to answer any question about leasing on a no-obligation basis. My toll-free number is (877) 973-7700, and my e-mail is mkatz@whynotlease.com . Premier Financial Services Vintage and Exotic Motorcar Leasing


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3q0S.I0d :SO)Oticl Collecting Thoughts _ Driving The New Porsche Boxster My day behind the wheel of the '05 Boxster was like a whirlwind affair, 175 miles of adult fun with three sexy sisters by Pete Zimmerman O n my way to Carmel, CA, for the 2005 Porsche Boxster preview, three things weighed on my mind. First, now that Porsche is in the SUV business, will the new Boxster have become more mainstream and less sporty? Second, was this "new" car really enough to give those who own and love their Boxsters a reason to trade them in? And finally, I wondered if my admitted pro-Porsche bias might get in the way of my objectivity. Let's deal with the last question first. I've driven Porsche automobiles more than 300,000 miles since 1967. In that time, I've raced them, repaired them, and written books about them. In fact, there's probably not a whole lot I haven't done with Porsches, so you could say my relationship with the marque has been like a long-term marriage. And like any marriage, I've learned to enjoy the highs and work through the challenges. If my relationship with Porsche has been a marriage, then my day behind the wheel of the '05 Boxster was like a whirlwind affair, 175 miles of adult fun with three sexy sisters. I drove a bright yellow, six-speed Boxster S with 19-inch wheels (MSRP $53,100, a dark blue base model with the standard five-speed and optional 18-inch wheels (MSRP $43,800, and a bright red Tiptronic S with 19-inch wheels ($56,310). As a Porsche enthusiast, I was impressed with each, but I think it's fair to say that the new models would please any sports car lover. JUST HOW NEW IS NEW? I remember the first Boxster I drove back in 1997. At the time, I had expected the car would be something Speedster-sized with a little extra for crush zones, so I was surprised by how big the car seemed. Even so, at six-feet, threeinches, and 210 pounds, I felt a bit cramped in the driver's seat. The engine in that car was unpleasantly peaky, a 2.5-liter flat-six making 201 horsepower. It was enlarged to 2.7 liters in 2000, boosting output to 217 hp. That same year Porsche introduced the first Boxster S, fitted with a 250-hp, 3.2-liter coupled to a six-speed manual transmission. In 2003, power was boosted to 225 hp in the standard car, and 258 in the S. Which brings us to the 2005 Boxster. Porsche estimates that 80 percent of the car is new or reengineered, with approximately 55 percent of the parts shared with the new 2005 911 Carrera. The track is wider, steering and 28  suspension have been improved, and power is up, to 240 horses for the base model, and a whopping 280 for the S. Torque for the two models are 199 lb-ft and 236 lb-ft respectively. Elements of the Boxster's curvaceous body are still pretty, but as a whole, the car looks more aggressive, with enlarged wheel wells and muscular bulges along the sides. Side window and top shape have been re-engineered for both safety and comfort. The biggest visual impact comes in a new front trunk lid. Its soft, graceful corners are eerily similar to that of 1962-65 356s. In the car, the steering wheel falls easily to hand, the gearshift similarly so, and the instruments are the Porsche norm, easy to read and understand. I'LL TAKE THE S A turn of the key in the S produces an arrogant tone, and once on the road, the Boxster's steering was as fine as anything I've driven. A new, variable-ratio rack-and-pinion system, its lock-to-lock has been reduced from 2.98 to only 2.6 turns. The all-new six-speed manual transmission's short-throw shifter is simply perfect. The biggest surprise in the new car is the competition-like ride. My initial impression was that Porsche had pushed a bit too far in this direction, but after 75 miles of smooth to medium-rough two-lane roads I was ready to take the S home with me. Increasing or decreasing radius turns, fast or slow turns; all were negoti- ated with ease. The brakes were consistent throughout; they never faded, darted, or caused doubt. Some won't like the stiff ride of the S, or have use for its power, but for me it was magic. Though both the blue five-speed base model, and the red Tiptronic S were nice drivers, neither could erase the yellow car from my memory. The new Boxster is definitely more than the sum of its parts, a package wherein each system is well balanced with the others. From pinpoint accurate steering to 0-60 times in the five-second range, you can rest assured that the Boxster has retained its sporting attitude. READY YOUR "FOR SALE" SIGNS If you're already a Boxster owner, the reasons to upgrade are much the same as many 911 owners had for moving from a 964 (199094 C2/C4 and the 1989 C4) to a 993 (1995-98). The '05 Boxster looks better, it feels better, it handles better, it steers better, and it's faster. To trade up from a 2003 or 2004 Boxster S might be a stretch, as that car is already fitted with a 258-hp engine, six-speed manual and glass rear window. To move up from an early model is a compelling story, as the cumulative effect of all the changes is significant. Rather than change the basic silhouette of the car, Porsche focused on details. It seems miniscule, but moving the pedals forward just 15 mm (less than 5/8-inch), combined with moving the rollbar back 31 mm (about 1.2 inches) is enough to allow a tall person to find Sports Car Market


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a comfortable driving position. Ditto now that the steering wheel now telescopes. For me, the variable ratio steering is almost enough to close the deal, but for purists who want the latest, greatest gizmos, Porsche has made available PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management). PASM is two suspensions in one, controlled by a button on the dash. It can provide a comfortable, but sporty, ride, or a setup more in keeping with high performance driving. Suffice to say, active dampers, similar to shocks, are controlled electronically. Sensors read vertical movement while an electronic control unit (ECU) processes steering angle, road speed, brake pressure and engine torque. Five software modules then provide the best settings for different driving conditions. The icing on the cake is the optional Sports Chrono Package, designed for those who enjoy their Porsches at the track. When activated, it makes changes to the gas pedal response, engine speed limiter, throttle intake butterfly, PSM (Porsche Stability Management), PASM and Tiptronic transmission—all geared to track and autocross type events. There's only a single reason not to upgrade from an old Boxster to a new one—the resulting car payment. So if that doesn't phase you, and you're either a Porsche enthusiast or have always wondered what it would be like to own one, a test drive is in order.• O000h Baby! No One Babies Your Baby Like We Do. With Intercity, delivery is always painless. Were "car people"and we understand how hard it is to part with your baby. So when the time comes to let go and relocate your automobile, choose the company that specializes in automobile transportation. Intercity is equipped with enclosed transporters, liftgate loading, insurance coverage, and door-to-door service.We deliver anywhere in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. A sophisticated QUALCOMM satellite tracking system closely monitors your vehicle's exact location at all times. So relax she'll be fine. pia Please Call or E-mail for a FREE QUOTE. 1-800-221-3936  zz FAX 413-436-9422  40 www.intercitylines.com 552 Old West Brookfield Road•Warren, MA 01083 The official transporters for: The Auto Collections • Barrett Jackson Bloomington Gold • Corvette Mike • Mecum Auctions • The Petersen Automotive Museum February 2005 29


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SCM Picks , Scottsdale Auctions & Events The Arizona Auction-Fest ere's the challenge: Attend each auction held in the greater Phoenix area during the last two weeks of January, chum around with your friends at each gala party, do some sightseeing, buy a few cars, and then play a round of golf or two before you return to work Monday fully refreshed. Happy Hunting! H AUCTIONS Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, www.barrett-jackson.com Kruse International, Phoenix, www.kruse.com RM Auctions, Phoenix, www.rmauctions.com Russo and Steele, Scottsdale, www.russoandsteele.com Silver Auctions, Phoenix, www.silverauctions.com GALAS Barrett-Jackson Opening, Scottsdale, www.barrett-jackson.com Drive the Dream, Scottsdale, www.barrett-jackson.com Fashion Show, Scottsdale, www .barrett-jackson.com Russo and Steele Bidders and Consignors Gala, Scottsdale, www.russoandsteele.com RM Bidders and Consignors Gala, Phoenix, www.rmauctions.com SEMINAR Straight Talk on the Appreciation Curve, Scottsdale, www.sportscarmarket.com• Timeline 0 Friday January 21 Saturday January 22 Sunday January 23 Monday January 24 Tuesday January 25 Wednesday January 26 Thursday January 27 Preview Preview  Preview Preview Preview Preview Preview Preview Preview Preview Automohilia Silver Auction I Kruse Auction Silver Auction Kruse Auction Silver Auction Kruse Auction Silver Auction Kruse Auction Kruse Auction Barrett Jackson Opening Gala Barrett-Jackson Auction Drive the Dream Gala Barrett - Jackson Auction Fashion Show RM Preview Friday January 28 Automobile Pit.ww Saturday January 29 Sunday January 30 30  • Automobilia Barrett-Jackson Auction Preview  Russo and Steele Auclion RM Auction SOA Insiders Seminar Barrett-Jackson Auction Preview  • Automobile 1  Barrett - Jackson Auction Russo cmd Steele Auction SCA1 Insider's Seminar Russo and Steele Gala RM Gala • Fashion Show Sports Car Market


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SCMl Around the World _ _ Maserati's Birthday Party The Italian sun was shining brightly as we glided along towards Modena, at unmentionable speeds, in our Maseratis as if drawn by the scent of home by Maurice Khawam rating 1999, a light silver-blue Spyder. Maserati chose an interesting theme for that year—celebrating the victory of life over adversity. Our car was decorated with scenes of the six-time Tour de France-winning cyclist Lance Armstrong slicing through the French countryside on his bike, sporting the inscription "L. Armstrong beats cancer." Classic architecture and classic lines R arely does an automobile manufacturer let an important anniversary slip without making a big event out of it. Not to be outdone by other makers, Maserati, now part of the Fiat/Ferrari family and still an all-Italian entity, pulled out all the stops on its 90th anniversary celebration, held this past September. I was already planning to attend the Italian Grand Prix at Monza earlier the same month when I found out that, courtesy of Maserati, I could drive a new Spyder from the GP to attend the big anniversary celebration. It seemed the natural thing to do, to sit behind the wheel of a Maserati and drive down the autostrada, conjuring images of Fangio delicately sliding his 250F through the delicious curves of European tracks on his way to yet another victory. The three-day celebration started out in Milan, at the famous Piazza Duomo, an area the size of three football fields in the center of Milan. Maserati brought exactly 90 cars, a mix of new Coupe and Spyder models, and decorated each one of them with a theme that identified each of its 90 years. Strolling between the rows of cars at the 32 Piazza and admiring all the artwork on the hoods and doors was like an ephemeral walk through the past. For 1914, the year Maserati S.p.A. was established by Alfieri Maserati, a car was decorated to commemorate the opening of the Panama Canal. On the 1927 car, a tribute was paid to Charles Lindbergh's Atlantic Ocean crossing, with a period photo of him in front of "The Spirit of St. Louis" secured to the hood of a Coupe. It should not come as a surprise that Maserati seized this opportunity to remind the world of its successful accomplishments on the track by decorating the 1939 car with Wilbur Shaw's Indianapolis win with the 8CTF. The proudest moment in Maserati's glorious racing history was reserved for the 1957decorated car that depicted Juan Manuel Fangio clinching his fifth Formula One title with the classic Maserati 250F Formula One. Similarly, the 1966decorated car illustrated John Surtees winning the Grand Prix of Mexico in the Formula One Cooper Maserati. We were assigned the car comtnemo- The night before our journey to Modena, we gathered for a cocktail party at Palazzo Clerici, a short distance from the Piazza Duomo. A blue Maserati MC12, the latest weapon from Maserati in its quest to return to racing, was strategically placed at the entrance to the Palazzo. Never has the Trident, long a symbol of this manufacturer, been more prominently placed on a Maserati than this one. Perhaps that's been a lucky charm, as the MCI 2 has been a winner in its first season on the world's major circuits. That next morning, we headed back to the Piazza Duomo to begin our special drive to the factory in Modena. The police escort provided easy access to the freeway, parting the Italian crowd like Moses the Red Sea. As soon as we hit the open road, it was time to unleash those 390 horses lurking under the hood to see how quickly we could cover the 113 miles to the car's birthplace. The Italian sun was shining brightly as we glided along at unmentionable speeds, as if drawn by the scent of home. I was hustled along by a factory test driver who Author in the Lance Armstrong– themed Spyder Sports Car Market


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bro • • 41, 4'  . •  F 4 r• fr • - ( apt,  : - 914 •.■ The Piazza Ammo in Milan knew which exit would best bring us to Piazza Roma in the heart of Modena. From there, we were taken on a first-class factory tour, as the production lines bustled with cars in various stages of assembly. The cleanliness and automation, although quite impressive, did not detract from the human touch each car still receives during its assembly. The new Quattroporte line was quite interesting in that we were able to see in detail the unique mechanical underpinnings of this model, with the rear-mounted transaxle a sedan first. Soon we were back on the road again, this time on the autostrada, heading south for the eternal city, Roma. On a couple of occasions, we passed little Alfa Romeos with blue lights on their tin tops. My wife pointed out that the inscription on the side read "Polizia Stradale," and without knowing the meaning of the second word that surely translated into police of one type or another. Somehow they never bothered us. Perhaps they knew about the celebration or did not want to be embarrassed in their Alfas, trying to keep up with those raging Maseratis. We covered the 250 miles to Rome in exactly three hours, including a stop for fuel and espresso. It has been said that all roads lead to Rome, and why make an exception of it on such a February 2005  momentous occasion. As the cars funneled into the city streets, a light rain started falling, which prompted most of the drivers to put the tremendous torque of the Maserati V8 to good effect, demonstrating their driving techniques and handling prowess. My wife left a few fingernail marks on the right-hand door panel of our car, but the fine Italian wine later seemed very effective in erasing the consternation. We'd just checked into the hotel and finished our change of clothes and it was already time for another cocktail party, this time at Villa Miani. On display were a few models from Maserati's glorious past like the Birdcage and the Eldorado Special campaigned by Sir Stirling Moss. Alongside these cars was a new GT, a specially modified version of the current Coupe, and the now familiar MC12. Maserati owners came from all corners of the globe for this event. Naturally, the strongest presence was from neighboring European countries, with many classic Maseratis in attendance. The entertaining evening was dotted by speeches delivered for the occasion. The food and wine seemed to get better as the evening progressed and although we all were well entertained, everyone knew that Maserati saved the best for last. Sunday morning brought new warm sunshine, as we were escorted back to Piazza Popolo, where we started our cars and drove in groups through the streets of Rome. It seemed like the locals were anticipating our arrivals as they lined up along the sides of the streets and cheered us like victorious Roman legions returning from battle. Never have the streets of Rome looked so beautiful, and with the assistance of the police, so easy to navigate. Our first stop was Parco del Principi, where Barilla, a sponsor of the event, treated us to a delicious pasta lunch. We continued in groups along the Tevere River, honking our horns at waving crowds. I must have heard the ever-popular adjective "bella" a million times as we paraded along, to finally arrive at Piazza del Quirinale. There we parked our cars in formation, neatly choreographed to have the coliseum behind us bear testimony to this great anniversary celebration. In the end, it was hard to walk away from it all, having driven so much, eaten so well, and made so many international friends over three splendid days. However, the photos we took and e-mails we will exchange will have to hold us until the 100th anniversary celebration in 2014. Along with the Tridents in our garages, of course.• 33


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y first introduction to Cobras and GT 350s came at Candlestick Park, in San Francisco. It was 1965, and at the tender age of 14 my good buddy, Name Holm, told me 1 needed to come with him to watch some "real racers." Bjame was a comer-worker at the Vacaville and Laguna Seca races, and had already introduced me to the mysterious world of Bugeye Sprites with front-hinged hoods, and TR4s with velocity stacks. The track at Candlestick was hastily created, outlined on the undulating parking lot (built by filling in a section of San Francisco Bay, the resultant settling had left a very uneven surface) by bales of hay and wooden barriers. By today's standards, it was horrendously dangerous—in fact, Bart Martin, driving a Brabham BT8, lost his life that day when he spun on the back straight, directly into one of the telephone poles that lined the track. I can still remember seeing an ominous plume of black smoke rising across the track, and feeling like something very, very bad had happened. M Racing in the '60s was not for the faint of heart, and neither were the cars. They all emphasized horsepower over brakes, performance over handling. We stood at a hairpin after a short straight, and I can still recall how lap after lap, in their respective races, the GT 350 and the Cobra would pull ahead on the straight, and the Porsche and the E-type would dive to the inside and pass them under braking. To a teenager whose view of life was developed solely by reading Road & Track, it was like watching a textbook demonstration of big American muscle against sophisticated European suspensions. That day at Candlestick, the featured production car races offered a stark comparison of American vs. European automotive cultures. In B-production, the top two cars were a Shelby GT 350 and a Jaguar XKE coupe. In A-production, it was even better—a Porsche 904 GTS against a Cobra 289. Now, 40 years later, I have somehow ended up publishing a magazine, and have a chance to pay homage to Carroll Shelby and the cars he has created. When Shelby emerged on the scene, Ferrari was the king. Yet this lanky kid from Texas didn't think twice about taking them on, first in the US and then in Europe, pitting his backyardbuilder resources against the might of the venerable Italian factory. It's that spirit that we celebrate here, in some ways the quintessential American "can do" attitude that lead to victories in what was surely the most hotly contested production car racing ever. With both the Cobra and the GT 350, what sets them apart from a host of pretenders is that they were both built to race and to win, and they did. When new, America celebrated the GT 350 and the Cobra for their victories. Now aged, we celebrate them by the ever-rising height of the stacks of greenbacks it will take to own one. Today both 289 and 427 Cobras have long been six-figure cars, and within a couple of years I think we'll see the first seven-figure non-Daytona Cobra.—ED.• While my memory isn't so clear on this, I believe the Cobra broke a half shaft and the Porsche won, while in B-production the GT 350 vanquished the E-type.


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Shelby Portrait of a Le end Carroll Shelby—Irons in the Fire "Shelby was no engineer," says Brock Yates. "Shelby was simply a brilliant businessman who dropped into a hole in the market to create an immortal automobile" by Stefan Lombard C arroll Shelby once said that if you dropped him into Times Square naked, in fifteen minutes he'd have something going. Given what he has accomplished in his 82 years, "Many irons in the fire" is a phrase that might have been coined to describe Shelby. Terms as varied as flight instructor, chicken farmer, roughneck, ostrich breeder, chili magnate, safari entrepreneur, double-transplant survivor—all apply to the man. It is as a car guy, however, that most know him. Shelby first made his name in the auto industry as a sports car racer. In 1952, his maiden race—and first victory—came behind the wheel of a borrowed MG in Norman, Oklahoma. Seven years later, teamed with Roy Salvadori in an Aston Martin DBR1, he won the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans. Of the 111 sports car races Shelby ran during his brief career, he finished in the top four an impressive 81 times, with 50 wins in all. In 1956 alone, he won 19 straight races. His success earned him "Driver of the Year" awards from both Sports Illustrated and The New York Times three years running, from 1956-58. Plagued by the same degenerative heart condition that claimed both of his parents, Shelby was forced to give up racing in 1960. By the time he retired, he relied on a mouthful of nitroglycerine tablets to get him across the finish line. ENTER THE SNAKE If there is one iron in Shelby's fire for which he is most famous, few could argue against the Cobra. By putting a Ford V8 into the curvaceous but underpowered AC's Ace, he gave birth to a legend. "Shelby was no engineer," says Brock Yates, longtime automotive journalist, author, historian and editor at large of Car and Driver. "Shelby was simply a brilliant businessman who dropped into a hole in the market to create an immortal automobile." Of course, plenty of people came before him, each with the similar notion to hybridize a small chassis with an American V8. Men like Briggs Cunningham, Sydney Allard, Frank Curtis, and dozens more enjoyed some measure of success. But only Shelby managed to create an icon. "He had a hungry instinct that Cunningham and others didn't," says Yates. "He came from relatively little, and he used his successes, charisma, and personality to make connections and get things done in the auto industry." 36  600 hp Cobra concept at the 2004 Detroit show - He wasted no time establishing Shelby American in the heart of hot-rod culture. His Southern California shop served largely as a skunlcworks for Ford. He surrounded himself with dedicated engineers and racers like Phil Remington, Peter Brock, and Ken Miles. Together they worked toward a singular goal— to upend Chevy's dominant Corvette from its place as the pre-eminent American sports car. But he didn't stop there. According to Mark Logan, a licensed Shelby dealer and owner of Shelby Cars Northwest, "Shelby created a Corvette killer, and then he beat Ferrari. As a result, loyalty, and passion for the marque is second to none." With the Brock-designed Daytona Coupe, the rarest and arguably the most beautiful of the Cobras, Shelby dominated the 1965 FIA World Manufacturer's GT Championship, a feat unequalled before or since by American machinery. "Shelby's legacy is a matter of mystique," says Logan, "and that championship helped to cement it." THE MUSTANG WITH MUSCLE Though development, testing, construction, and team management stretched him thin, Shelby could not say no to Lee Iacocca when the Ford president asked him to make the Mustang—then nothing but a "secretary's car"—into something potent. "It was like trying to make a mule outrun a racehorse," Shelby remarked. With a budget of $1,500, and in just two months, Shelby turned out the GT 350. Overnight, the Mustang became a regular Sunday winner in SCCA events, and replaced its girlie-car image with one of a blue-striped bad boy. Beyond his involvement with production models, Shelby continued to prove an invaluable resource for Ford's other racing interests. Following the company's multi-million-dollar embarrassment at the 1965 Le Mans, once again they came to him, asking him to turn their fast but fragile GT40 into a winner. And once again, the Texan produced, embarking on a relentless development program of the 7-liter Mark II that would earn it a 1-2-3 that June, as well as a repeat victory for his Shelby American team the next year. The onset of the 1970s brought it a host of safety and emissions regulations that, according to Shelby, killed the American idea of performance cars. Cobra production had ended, as had his run with the Mustang, and he used the lull to get as far away from the auto industry as possible. He spent much of the decade traveling Africa, hunting big game, and investing in companies that organized expeditions. In 1981, it was the call of an old friend, Lee Iacocca, then of Chrysler, which drew him back to Detroit. Shelby went to work and hotted up many of the company's lackluster K-Car products, working extensively with turbocharging systems in cars as diverse as the Omni, Lancer, and Dakota pickup. His final act with Chrysler came as a consultant on the Viper project, then in its prototype stages. A NEW POWERPLANT By 1990, the weak heart which had forced him out of racing, and which caused doctors in 1960 to give him no more than five years to live, began to fail terminally. At age 67, just weeks away from death, Shelby received a new heart from a man half his age. Six years later Sports Cat Market


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A garage full of Ferrari - he would receive a kidney from his son, Mike. After nearly fifteen years, he remains the oldest and longest-surviving transplant recipient in the world. By his own admission, he should have been dead a long time ago, but the generosity of those who have chosen to donate organs helps him appreciate every day. In recognition of this, he established the Carroll Shelby Children's Foundation (CSCF), a non-profit group that funds transplants for children from around the world. Shelby lives comfortably from the revenues of a western-states Goodyear distributorship, which allows him to donate all the proceeds from his appearances, autograph sessions, and charity golf events to the CSCF. He is intensely dedicated to the children his work affects, and makes a point to keep in touch with all of them. At one time, in a bid to smooth the waters and end infringement lawsuits with many of the more than 100 Cobra replicar companies, Shelby asked them to donate $1,000 to the Foundation for each car sold. None said yes, so for now, he February 2005  beaters maintains a series of legal battles aimed at what he sees as a cheapening of his creation. His many business interests, which all fall under the blanket of Carroll Shelby International, include everything from branded products to experimental engines to the development and construction of "continuation Cobras." The cars have sold steadily through a licensed dealer network since their introduction nearly ten years ago, and appeal to those who couldn't afford the original when it was new. Although so many replicas are also available, to Logan the choice is clear: "Customers can buy a diamond, or they can buy cubic zirconia." With more than 500 hp on tap, he says "the average guy won't test it to its limits. Like the original, they stick to the road like glue, but can get squirrelly in a hurry." These days, Shelby spends most of his time on his 4,600-acre Texas ranch, but he is by no means retired. Though his Series 1 roadster never achieved the success enjoyed by some of his other cars, he has managed to keep himself active in the development of a host of automotive projects including Ford's new GT and the prototype Shelby Cobra V10 that broke cover at last year's North American International Auto Show. Also, based on the success of the continuation Cobras, Shelby has recently inked a deal with the Texas firm Unique Performance, which will see a limited re-introduction of continuation 1967-68 GT 350s and GT 500s. His latest project is the Shelby Ford Expedition, which debuted at the recent Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. Dubbed by Shelby as a "Performance Utility Vehicle," the big SUV is slung low and swollen with hood scoops, air dams, and wide fenders. With every optional gizmo available, it is a far cry from the spartan Cobra of yore. Its redemption is underhood, where there's a supercharged version of the Ford GT's 5.4-liter engine, a 500-hp monster. 'Whether it's big engines in little cars or new hearts in little kids, Shelby's driving spirit has kept him on the move far longer, in far many different ways, than anyone could have predicted.• 37


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Shelby Hits and Misses Shelby's Legacy Carroll Shelby is best known for the stratospheric success of the original Cobra, but he's had plenty of misses over the years, too by Dave Kinney merica's favorite car-building, race car—driving, swaggering Texas chili cook and chicken rancher is undoubtedly one of the most influential and colorful automotive characters of all time. While some of Shelby's creations, like the original Cobra, were such unequivocal home runs that they not only went out of the park but nearly left the planet, occasionally Shelby would strike out in a big way. Sometimes for Shelby those bloopers appear to have been A 260/289 AC Cobra This is the epitome of what goodness can come from a forced automotive marraige. The Cobra found the right combination of a traditional British sports car with manageable American V8. Shelby was not the first to come up with this concept; many before and since have attempted this Anglo-American pairing, but Shelby got it more right than anyone else has. Thanks to the help of Ford Motor Company, incredibly talented skunlcworks engineers, and good old-fashioned seat-of-the-pants, can-do spirit, the 260 and later 289 Shelbys not only look great, they go fast as well and hit all the right spine-tingling buttons along the way. Current SCM valuation: $175,0004225,000 427 Cobra How do you take a good thing and make it even better? Take a 289 Shelby, and wheedle a bigger engine into a small space. Shelby's "nothing succeeds like excess" 427 is the type of automotive candy that keeps dreamers working extra hours in the hope of owning one. Small yet sensuous, the 427 body style is a steroidal version of AC's original design, an appropriately aggressive race car with just enough gumption to pass itself off as a street car. If you don't think the 427 is influential, just think of another car that has been reproduced as much by dozens of manufacturers on every continent save Antarctica. Current SCM valuation: $200,000—$280,000 in the form of engineering work done with stick-on graphics, spoilers, and wider wheels and tires rather than a computer and a wind-tunnel. Yes, while the Shelby name is attached to some of the most significant, respected, and expensive cars produced in the last half of the twentieth century, it's also ended up on a fair share of automotive pooches as well. Here are some of those gods and gremlins of Shelby's automotive pantheon: 1987 Shelby Lancer Nothing but greed here. The Chrysler folks decided the Shelby name could sell more cars, so they put it on a K-car-based four-door. Crudely assembled and not very good-looking even by late-'80s standards, the Lancer cost a rather pricey $16,995 and reportedly did the quarter mile in 15.7 seconds powered by a 2.2 liter, 175-hp, Turbo II four-cylinder engine. Complete with the ever-popular (in the 1980s) body-colored grille, side-sill extensions, and of course, spoilers both front and rear, the Shelby Lancer came fully equipped, with a sunroof as the only option. Thankfully, only about 800 were produced. On the good side, every one of them carried a 5-speed manual transmission. In 1988 and 1989 the Shelby Lancer morphed into the Dodge Lancer Shelby, a car that is best totally forgotten. Edmunds.com valuation: $1,400 1984 California Dodge Rampage To channel John Stossel of TV's "20/20" here: Give me a break. A variant of the Omni-based Rampage mini-pickup billed as "America's Only Front Wheel Drive Sport Pickup" (are you scared yet?), the California Dodge Rampage was made a "Shelby" only by the addition of some decals and side skirts. Its economy-car roots, a little cargo bed and hints of truck styling, plus the vague mention of a race car driver's name definitely did not combine for the best performancevehicle heritage. Built exclusively for the Southern California market and sold at only a limited number of dealers, the CS California Special Rampages were equipped with a 99-hp version of the 2.2-liter four. It is said that the idea for the CS Rampage came from a parts-hauler at the Shelby skunkworks. As a parts-bin special it's kind of fun, but definitely not something that will put your first-born through college after you've had fun with your "investment." Edmunds.com valuation: $1,523 38 Sports Cot Market


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 The Mustang-based Shelbys 1965 through 1970 (all U.S.-built models) By 1965, Ford already knew that they had a mega-hit on their hands with the Mustang. Instead of the usual manufacturer's shortsightedness, Ford was smart enough to let Shelby work his magic on their pony. The Shelby Mustang formula was simple: Take a competent base car, load on high-performance options and racing gear, and make it exceptional. From 1965 through 1970 you have your choice from lightly disguised street racers all the way up to air-conditioned, power-steering, and powerbraked race car wannabes. Simplicity rules in the 1965 and 1966 models, while each later year brought more options and more complications. By 1969 the Shelby Mustang was built by Ford with little Shelby influence left, but the heritage and Shelby name still made a difference; they were the aspirational Mustang even in an era of Boss 302s and 427s. Don't forget the GT 350Hs, the Hertz cars. When I bought one in the 1970s, they were available at a significant discount from the privately owned ones. Times change; now people attach a significant "coolness" factor to owning an ex-rental unit. Go figure. Current SCM valuation: $30,000—$90,000 '67-'74 Shelby de Mexico models You might expect these cars to be listed in the misses and not the hits. Even though the '72 Shelby de Mexico Ford Maverick and the '71 and '72 Ford Galaxie "Continental" would surely bring up the bottom of the hits list, think of the Shelby de Mexico units as the "B" sides of the Shelby cars. They're not as significant or valuable as their U.S.-built brethren, but nothing you'd kick out of the garage for an oil leak. The Shelby de Mexico Mustangs were Mexicanbuilt cars available as notchbacks only, because no convertibles or fastbacks were built at the Mexican plant. With the prices of the U.S.-built cars starting north of $50,000, it's time to think about heading south of the border for your first or next Shelby. Current "Our-Best-Guess" SCM valuation: $15,000—$25,000 Mustang; $6,000—$10,000 other models 1991 Dodge Viper The Corvette has been the Chevrolet halo car for decades. In that same way, Dodge now has the bragging rights of creating and nurturing the Dodge Viper from concept to reality, with more than a little help from Carroll Shelby, who was invited to drive the Viper Pace Car at the 1991 Indianapolis 500. The Viper is purpose-built to go fast and look good doing it. When Dodge gave itself permission to build a testosterone-laden, Vi 0-powered sports car, it also assured the success of its highly successful Ram pickup, and paved the way toward bringing back horsepower in its cars with the new "Daimler" Magnum. Renting the Shelby DNA for an injection into the Viper has arguably helped put Dodge on the "A-list" of performance car builders. Current SCM valuation: $23,500 February 2005 Year 1965 Model Cobra 427 S/C 1966 61350 1966 Cobra 427 S/C 1965 Mustang 61350 "R" 1967 GT500E "Gone in 60 Seconds" 1963 Cobra 289 1965 Cobra 4000 1965 61350 1999 Series 1 1967 Can Am Cobra 1967 61500 1967 Notchback Racer 1968 GT500KR 1969 61500 Drag Pack Convertible 1967 61500 1968 GT500KR Convertible • 1998 Shelby Series I r.. With new production facilities at Las Vegas' recently opened Speedway, the Shelby Series I was introduced with plenty of fanfare but little ergonomic engineering. The powerplant was lifted from Oldsmobile's Aurora with a promise of boosting the image of General Motors' retiree marque along with that of Shelby's latest venture. It didn't work for either enterprise. In the 1960s when the AC Cobra was introduced, little distractions like nonexistent weatherproofing and ill-fitting parts and pieces were the norm. Not so at the start of the new millennium. I have a vivid memory of a few-miles-old Series I sitting in a Las Vegas rain shower with the soft top "fitting" a full one-half inch from the windshield header bar, the cabin collecting water like a very expensive birdbath while its caretaker was off tending to other business. CPI valuation: $97,600* SHELBY SALES Auction Co. RM Auctions Russo and Steele Barrett-Jackson RM Auctions Barrett-Jackson Barrett-Jadon Barrett-Jackson Russo and Steele Kruse International Russo and Steele Russo and Steele Bonhams & Butterfields Kruse International IVA Auctions Russo and Steele Russo and Steele Location Boca Raton, FL Scottsdale, AZ Scottsdale, AZ Boca Raton, FL Scottsdale, AZ Scottsdale, AZ Scottsdale, AZ Monterey, CA Auburn, IN  Monterey, CA Monterey, CA Carmel, CA Dallas, TX Monterey, CA Monterey, CA Monterey, CA Auction Date 2/7/03 1/23/04 1/16/03 2/7/03 1/16/03 1/16/03 1/16/03 8/13/04 10/27/00 8/13/04 8/13/04 8/17/02 11/22/02 8/17/01 8/13/04 8/13/04 High Bid $593,600 $280,800 $253,800 $206,700 $194,400 $167,400 5151,200 $140,250 S135,000 5126,500 $121,000 $112,500 $111,300 $103,400 $101,210 $100,100 39


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Shelby Race Car Profile 1966 Shelby 427 Competition Cobra In the late '60s there just wasn't anything badder than a 427 Cobra, and the fact that they were rumored to kill an abnormally high percentage of people who dared to drive them only increased the reputation by Thor Thorson DETAILS Years produced: 1965-67 Number produced: 348 (21 competition cars) Original list price: approx. $7,200 (street); S8,800 (competition) SCM Price Guide: S600,000—$650,000 Cost per hour to race: $1,000 Distributor cap: $25 Chassis #: plate on top of foolwell, passenger-side engine compartment Engine #: none Club: Shelby American Automobile Club, P.O. Box 788, Sharon CT 06069 Web site: www.saac.com Alternatives: 427 Corvette, Ferrari Competition Daytona SCM Investment Grade: A COMPS 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C Lot # SP82, S/N CSX3006 Condition: 1 Chassis number: CSX3014  A 40  lthough the 289 Cobra was well proven in competition by the mid-1960s, it was becoming clear that something more was needed to stay competitive. Ford's 289-ci V8 reached its reliability threshold at about 380 or 390 hp, which wasn't going to be enough power for long. Although Shelby had been promised a new aluminum-block version of Ford's 390-ci V8, internal resistance from the NASCAR faction inside Ford forced Shelby to make do with the cast iron 427. Although reliable at 500 hp, the engine was so much heavier that a complete redesign of the Cobra chassis was required to ensure proper handling. Engineered with Ford's help, the new chassis was five inches wider, with coil springs all around. One of the most memorable stories about the 427 Cobra surrounds a test that was arranged by Ken Miles for Sports Car Graphic magazine. A few years earlier, Aston Martin had bragged that its racing cars were capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 mph and back to 0 in less than 30 seconds. Miles had the idea to re-stage the test using the new 427 Cobra. The result, according to SCG editor Jerry Titus, was an astounding 13.2 seconds. As with all his cars, Carroll Shelby intended to see that the 427 Cobra was a winner on the track, so a competition-spec version was developed. Features included a wider body to accommodate wider wheels and tires, an oil cooler, side exhaust, external fuel filler, front jacking points, roll bar, and a special 42-gallon fuel tank. The car on offer here was restored for street use in the late 1980s. The vendor has since conducted a thorough mechanical restoration in order to prepare the car for track use. Work included a rebuilt suspension, engine and drivetrain, braking system, exhaust, Sold at $593,600 RIA Auctions ; Boca Raton, FL; 2/7/2003 SC/4 ID# 30848 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C Lot # 685,5/N C583060 Condition: 1Sold at $253,800 Barrett-Jackson; Scottsdale, AZ; 1/16/2003 SCA1 ID# 30172 and safety equipment. Since completion, the car has been driven at the 2003 Monterey Histories and the 2003 Coronado Festival of Speed. These cars are brutally fast, and driving one is an exhilarating experience. Very few cars like this remain today, and the best ones—like CSX3014—seldom change hands. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $627,000 at the RM Monterey sale held Aug. 13-14, 2004. Flashback to my senior year at college: A friend had gone home to St. Louis for spring break, and when he returned, he told us that someone he knew had just bought a 427 Cobra. "You know how they advertise that it will go from zero to a hundred to zero in just over 13 seconds?" the friend asked. "Yeah," I replied. "Well," he said, "it will." Sports Car Market


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In the late '60s there just wasn't anything badder than a 427 Cobra, and the fact that they were rumored to kill an abnormally high percentage ofpeople who dared to drive them only increased the reputation. Big-block Cobras came in three versions: One for the street, a full competition car, and the S/C (a model created after Shelby American couldn't sell the competition cars, and converted them back into streetable vehicles). I'm told there were 21 full competition cars actually sold. The 427 Competition Cobras pretty much dominated any race they entered. The minimal weight, huge horsepower, and room for equally huge tires made them the right weapon for the battle. With a short wheelbase for the width of the car and all that power to play with, they were twitchy at the limit, but good drivers loved them. Aerodynamics were not their strong suit, but one advantage of the Cobra's shape was that it kept the car from having high speed lift problems, something the slipperier Corvettes of the era had to fight. Dick Smith was clocked at 198 mph in a Cobra at Daytona in 1967, which was flat hauling in those days. In vintage racing today, Cobras are the 800-pound gorilla. That said, a fully fettled 427 Corvette with a good driver behind the wheel will give them a serious run for the money Cobras accelerate better out of the corners but the Corvette can get it back at mid-range and faster speeds, when its smoother shape comes into play. The Cobra has a slight advantage on brakes, while absolute cornering is about the same. The match-up has made for some glorious vintage battles over the years. I've mentioned before that the expensive part of vintage racing is operating and maintenance costs, as most reasonably purchased race cars will, at a minimum, hold their value. The Cobra scores big points here, as its Ford V8 engine and drivetrain are easy and comparatively cheap to run. That there is an entire industry devoted to creating Cobra replicas is less of a good thing. On one hand, it perpetuates the icon, the thing that all those kit car guys with junkyard Mustang motors wish they could have. On the other hand, you'll spend your life explaining to people that you actually have an original, which is even more annoying than having to tell people that your Cobra actually came from Poland. This is less of a problem for the pure competition cars, like the one pictured here, as most vintage racing organizations are careful to only allow correct and original cars to participate. If you see one on the track in a sanctioned event, you can usually rest assured it legit. Racing cars are notorious for being used and abused and then discarded, before some collector comes along a decade or two later and resurrects them into the fabulous pieces we all lust after and pay big money for today. Cobras, however; have largely avoided that fate. They've always been desirable and have held their value since new At about $8,800 for a full competition car when new, 427 Cobras dipped into the $5,000 range in the late '60s before starting their long, slow climb through the years. By the early 1980s, they were comfortably into six .figures and the collecting boom late in the decade got them close to seven. Several owners at the time decided to advertise their cars at a million and had to back down when serious offers came in. The high point came when one of them turned down $1.5 million. Along with everything else, prices dropped off in the early '90s crash, but have since come back. Today Cobras are hot, and are now valued at about half of their historical high. I'd say that even at today's market-correct price of $627k, this one was well bought. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• Dick Terrell driving CSX3014 at Laguna Seca in 1968. February 2005  41


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Shelby Book Reviews The Shelby Reader 01' Shel has lived a life at full throttle, and luckily there have been more than a few folks around who have taken the time to chronicle it, both in words and pictures. Here are our picks The Cobra-Ferrari Wars, 1963-1965 Author: Michael L. Schoen Publisher: CFW, 1988 Casual readers: *** Carroll Shelby groupies: ***** A fonner Classic & Sportscar Book of the Year, it chronicles the start of Carroll Shelby's Cobras and their rivalry with Ferrari on the track. Schoen includes a race-by-race history of those two years and hundreds of color and black-and-white period photos, as well as appendices listing serial numbers of Cobras in FIA competition and racing chassis lost, altered, or destroyed. All the factoids you could want about the birth of racing Cobras. Snake Bit: Carroll Shelby's Controversial Series I Sports Car Authors: Eric Davison and David E. Davis Publisher: Motorboolcs International, 2004 Casual readers: * Carroll Shelby groupies: *** Controversial Series 1 Sports Car Eric Davison Carroll Shelby's All Carroll Shelby wanted was to build the fastest road car in the world. What he got was proof of Murphy's Law, over and over again. This book details the creation of this highlyanticipated sports car, and its delivery in 2000 behind schedule, at a higher price, and in smaller numbers than first projected. You don't have to be a car fanatic to enjoy the high drama of larger-than-life personalities and the frenzied world of marketing. The Shelby American World Registry SHELBY AMERICAN WORLD REGISTRY r■-•  h The Cobra Story: A Man, His Dream, and His Automobile Authors: Carroll Shelby and John Bentley Publisher: Trident, 1965 Casual readers: ** Carroll Shelby groupies: **** The definitive Shelby book by the man himself has been out of print since the 1960s. A signed first edition was recently available on Alibris (www.alibris.com) for $349.95. 42 Carroll Shelby's Racing Cobra Author: Dave Friedman, pictures; John Christy, words Publisher: Motorbooks International, 1991 Casual readers: ** Carroll Shelby groupies: **** Dave Friedman was Shelby American's photographer during the development of the Cobra in the '60s, and this book features over 400 of his black-and-white photographs from that era. No longer in print, this slipcovered volume was available in a special edition signed by both Shelby and Friedman. D. Randy Riggs of Sports Car International calls it "one Shelby book well worth having." ---' n • Author: Dave Friedman Publisher: Carroll Shelby Children's Foundation, 1998 Casual readers: *** Carroll Shelby groupies: ***** An out-of-print children's book covering the history and engineering of the Shelby Cobra. Crestwood House usually publishes textbooks, but the Cool Classics series introduced kids to the likes of Ferrari and Jaguar as well as the Cobra.• Sports Car Market Author: Shelby American Automobile Club Publisher: Shelby American Automobile Club Casual readers: ** rarroll Shelby groupies: ***** What it is not: A cover-to-cover read (for most of us). What it is: The most detailed, comprehensive, carefully researched and documented register of Shelbys. Last updated in 1997, it includes everything from the King Cobra to the Europa and more. An indispensable iesource. New edition due out in 2005. Remembering the Shelby Years 1962-1969 Cobra: The Total Performer! (Cool Classics) Author: Jay Schleifer Publisher: Crestwood House, 1993 Casual readers: ** Carroll Shelby groupies:** COBRA-FERRARI THE I963-I5


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  Shelby Cinematic Cobras The top films to feature Shelbys by Paul Duchene S helby Cobras would seem irresistible to movie makers. The rumbling road monsters are noisy, glamorous, and fast. And with minimal weather equipment, actors can be filmed from numerous angles. Cobras, or at least cars Il' that look like them, have rumbled through about 30 movies. (Just like on the street, most of the ones you seen on the screen are Tupperware replicas.) Dozens more movies feature Shelby Mustangs, and if you want to count movies with plain Mustangs in them, the total tops 300. Here are some choices if you're planning a quiet—er, make that noisy—evening at home. We tried to pick movies where people drive the cars and they aren't just lifestyle accessories, but in some cases these are movies with lots of aural excitement, and the Cobras are competing with gunshots, explosions and rock 'n' roll. Rick Kopec, president of Shelby American Automobile Club (wwvv. saac.com), weighed in with his favorite films starring real Cobras. Original 427 Cobras are often noted with serial numbers; 289s are NICOLAS C11.0 "ft : eip,"4" ... harder to track, though replicas of the slim-hipped, small-motor cars are much less common. Movies are rated by camera icons (quality of film) and car icons (quality of Cobra shots); five is best. ANGRINA lout GIOVANNI RIPS, ROBERT DuVAll REAL COBRAS IN THE MOVIES Cobra. Starring: Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret. Elvis's first outing as a race car driver. Less action than Spinout but better music—including title song. 111110 ;  Item. Redline 7000 (1965) 1965 Cobra Daytona Coupe. Starring: James Caan, Laura Devon, George Takei (soon to be Lt. Sulu). Director Howard Hawks makes a racing "B" movie, hurt by a complex script but boosted by real period racing. Look for the long scene with the Shelby GT 350 street car. ;  %taw. Vighse. Swingin' Summer (1965) The Killers (1964) 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra. Starring: Lee Marvin, John Cassavetes, Angie Dickinson and Ronald Reagan in his last movie. Hit-men piece together life of a man they've just murdered in a Hemingway story made for TV, but deemed too violent and released to theaters. Don't miss Marvin's closing line. Viva Las Vegas (1964) 1964 289 Cobra, 1965 427 44 1965 289 Cobra Starring: Raquel Welch, James Stacy, The Righteous Brothers, Gary Lewis and the Playboys. Cheesy story about three guys who open a dance hall; lots of '60s rock. The car is real—it's new. if if ; Spinout (1966) Two 1963 289 Cobras and 1965 427 Cobra #3028. Starring: Elvis Presley, Shelly Fabares, Diane McBain. It's an Elvis film with girls and songs, but also some actual racing footage against other cars of the period, including more Cobras. Musical low point: "Adam and Evil." Fire Chasers (1970) 1965 289 Cobra. Starring: Chad Everett, Anjanette Comer. Taut British tale of insurance investigator hunting for arsonist. Worth a look—if you can find it. 111140 ; %atm., Le Mans (1971) 1965 427 Cobra. Starring: Steve McQueen. McQueen's homage to racing: "Everything else is just waiting around." Fabulous action, not much script, too many drugs. When the studio found McQueen had shot three weeks with no script, they stepped in and got him back on track. VP  ;  •lammAlleftrObasa. Gumball Rally (1976) 1966 Cobras #3255 & #3243. Starring: Michael Sarrazin, Raul Julia, Gary Busey. First of the cross-country race flicks, much better than the others. Likeable characters, cartoon action and real sound effects, with Cobras in the center of the movie. "Before there were replicas," says Kopec. ItiP;  Hollywood Knights (1980) 1965  427  Cobra #3022. Starring: Tony Danza, Michelle Pfeiffer, Fran Drescher. This punk answer to American Grafitti follows the class of '65 through high-school graduation. Bet Pfeiffer would like to buy all the prints. Really bad is more fun than really good. 11P; IQ (1994) 1964 289 Cobra. Starring: Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, Walter Matthau. Garage mechanic (that's where the car comes in) Robbins woos Ryan, helped by her uncle Albert Einstein. You can't make this stuff up. Money Talks (1997) 1964 289 Cobra. Starring: Chris Tucker, Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear. Surprise hit about TV newsman Sheen stumbling onto big story involving fugitive Tucker, then trying to palm him off as a friend to his fiancé's parents. A surprise hit— don't miss Tucker's performance as Vic Damone Jr. 1P110; Sports Car Market


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   Batman and Robin (1997) 1964 289 Cobra. Starring: George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Uma Thurman. Kudos to the studio for using a real car in a time when replicas are common. Schwarzenegger and Thurman are fun, Clooney is okay, special effects are louder than the Cobra. FAKE COBRAS IN THE MOVIES Against All Odds (1984) 427 Cobra replica. Starring: Jeff Bridges, Rachel Ward, James Woods. Interesting remake of Jacques Tourneur's 1948 film noir Out of the Past. Over-thehill jock Bridges is sent to track down ex-teammate's girlfriend Ward in Mexico. Hair-raising Cobra/Porsche chase along Sunset Boulevard is highlight (after Ward's white dress). 410  ■±0.111no..11■Aer. VIIAgr Romancing the Stone (1984) Cobra replica. Starring: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito. Rousing adventure, set in South America, never stops. Many chases, many stunts, many great lines: "Oh man, the Doobies have broken up!" Vitqlfir; Cobra (1986) Cobra  Sylvester  replica.  Stallone,  Starring: Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni. Stallone at his most wooden, fighting bad guys. Crooks are vermin, other cops stupid. Lots of chases and crashes. Pucker Up and Bark Like a Dog (1989) Cobra Replica. Starring: Jonathan Gries, Lisa Zane, Phyllis Diller. Down-on-his-luck artist waits on tables, falls for boss's daughter, sets off on "a wild chase for luck and love." How can that not involve a Cobra? Really bad is, again, more fun than really good. ; Bad Boys (1995) Cobra replica. Starring: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Tea Leoni. Two Miami cops—a Crime is a disease. Meet the cure. family man and a swinger— forced to trade places after they're mistaken for each other in drug murder case. Miami Vice sensibilities, strewn with one-liners and bodies in equal measure. ; SHELBY CLONE IN THE MOVIES Gone In 60 Seconds (2000) Shelby GT500 clone. Starring: Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Robert Duvall. Relentlessly stupid remake of 1974 movie (which at least had a 40-minute car chase). Eleven replicas of "Eleanor" were built for the remake, real GT500 noises were dubbed, and gravity was defied in final chase. To cap it all, one of these Eleanors just sold for $194,400 at auction and you can order your own clone for $89,995. Go figure. 111' ; ■As. vet.. Total Sales (in millions) $100  $90 $80 $70 $60 $50 $40 - $30 $20 - $10 - 20 Year Picture 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 — 1965 Shelby 61 350  1966 Shelby 61 350 H — 1967 Shelby 61 350 Prices are for cars in excellent condition. This information is provided courtesy of Black Book and Cars of Particular Interest Collectible Vehicle Value Guide. CPI is the guide most often used by credit unions to determine loan values of collectible domestic and imported cars. 800.367.3759, www.blackbookusa.com • February 2005  45


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Ferrari Profile 1990 F40 Playing with the F40 in our 70-mph society is like going deer hunting with a rocket launcher by Steve Ahlgrim DETAILS Years produced: 1988-92 Number produced: 1,311 Original list price: $399,150 SCM Price Guide: $275,000 — S375,000 Chassis #: on frame in front compartment under washer bottle Engine #: on top front of engine by the water pump Tune-up/major service: $3,500—$4,500 Distributor cap: N/A Club: Ferrari Club of America, P.O. Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358 Web site: www.ferrariclubofamerica.com Alternatives: 1986-88 Porsche 959, 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, 1992-95 Bugatti ER 110 COMPS 1992 Ferrari F40 Lot #20,5/N 93627 Condition: 2+ Sold at $326,500 Christie's; Monterey, CA; 8/12/2004 SCM ID# 34910 Chassis number: ZFFMN34A5L0084944 I 46  ntroduced in 1988 to celebrate Enzo Ferrari's 40 years as a carmaker, the F40 was the last car with a design personally approved by the great man himself. With a top speed of 201 mph and 0-60 mph time of under four seconds, the F40 was the world's fastest production automobile and the ultimate supercar of its day. A four-cam, 3-liter V8 was equipped with four valves per cylinder and employed twin turbochargers to generate 478 hp at 7,000 rpm and 426 lb-ft of torque. Of equal technical interest was the method of chassis construction, with the F40 drawing on Ferrari's Formula One experience in its use of composites. A one-piece plastic molding, the body was bonded to the tubular steel chassis to create a lightweight structure of immense rigidity. The door, hood, trunk and other removable panels were carbon fiber. Pugnaciously styled by Pininfarina, the F40 incorporates the latest aerodynamic aids in the form of a dam-shaped nose and high rear airfoil, yet contrived to be a thing of beauty nonetheless. The F40's interior re-enforced its image as a thinly disguised race car. This U.S.-specification, catalytic-converter-equipped F40 was previously owned by a Ferrari enthusiast, whose race car driver son also owned one of these fabulous machines. Finished in the F40's traditional Rosso Corsa with matching interior, the car has covered approximately 4,331 miles from new and is presented in commensurately excellent condition. It is equipped with a desirable Borla exhaust, and offered complete with instruction book, tools and U.S. title. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a fine example of the last model to bear the late Enzo Ferrari's personal imprint, created by him in the image of the legendary Le Mans-winning 250LM. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $304,200 at the Bonhams Carmel auction held August 13, 2004. The experience of driving a Ferrari F40 begins when you open the door, made of a lightweight composite material clad with only the minimum of an inner door panel. The inside door latch is nothing more than a plastic-covered wire, and pulling it open takes less effort than picking up the keys. Entering the car means literally climbing into it, balancing like a stork on your left leg, carefully Ming your right across a wide sill and stepping down into the cockpit. Straddling the sill, you can then lift your butt over a carbon fiber frame member before dropping way down into the shell. It 's an awkward task that rewards you like little else. Once inside you're struck by the sparseness of the cabin. Large panels of carbon fiber are everywhere that you would normally see Sports Car Market 1989 Ferrari F40 Lot #219, S/N 16159 Condition: 1Sold at $244,973 Bonhams; Monte Carlo, Monaco ; 5/15/2004 SCM ID# 34154


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carpet. The dash and center console are unceremoniously covered in a nondescript gray cloth. Leather trim? Nope. Luxury accessories? Save those for the poseurs in their 328s. No glovebox or radio, and even the windows are manually operated. The air conditioning vents are the only nod to convenience and they look like they were plugged in as an afterthought. Starting the car is a two-step process. First a key is turned to energize the electronics, then the starter button is depressed. The car fires easily and idles smoothly, with no hint of the ferocity that is to come. The turbochargers muffle the idling engine, but not so much that its potential cannot be heard. A quick blip of the throttle doubles the decibel level inside the car, and you're off On the road, there is not much else that compares to an F40. You can hear every pebble flung off the front tires into the undercarriage, a sound that is amplified by the composite panels devoid of usual sound deadening material. At part throttle there's little unusual, as the engine is smooth, with plenty of torque and excellent flexibility. It lugs effortlessly at 30 mph and cruises smoothly at 80. But when the pedal is aggressively depressed, the monster is released. The F40 's full-throttle acceleration can only be described as brutal. The turbos hit full pressure in an instant, and shift points come in the blink of an eye. The massive rear tires struggle to spin freely while the exceptional chassis fights valiantly to keep them in place. Torque always wins, making judicious throttle modulation necessary to maintain any traction whatsoever. This car can overpower even the best drivers. The car pictured here was a typical low-mileage F40. It is not un- usual to find these cars for sale without too many ticks on the odo, as there just aren't many places to use them. An F40 does not work well as a GT car, as even though it has space for a small bag or two, it lacks the comfort you'd desire for a several hour drive. It's not a great drive-around-and-impress sports car either, as near-90 mph speeds can be reached in second gear. Playing with the F40 in our 70-mph society is like going deer hunting with a rocket launcher Obviously, these cars are most at home on the track, where they are always a candidate for fast time of the day. Even better, they are mechanically dead reliable, so while the other guys are fidgeting with their race cars, an F40 owner simply does the contortionist routine, presses the go button, and the fun starts. The SCM Price Guide puts F40s in the $275,000-$375,000 range, but there is a large disparity between F40 prices here and in Europe. European sales in the mid-$200s are common, but the cars often have seen a lot of use, and have far more miles on them. U.S. cars, often trailer queens, seem to hover around $300,000, dollar-Euro exchange notwithstanding. European F40s will not comply with DOT regulations without an expensive conversion, so you're stuck buying a domestic car This car was offered for sale in 1995 with just 780 miles for $265,000, and last spring it was offered on eBay at a starting bid of $275,000. A 7,000-mile F40 sold at Christie's Monterey auction for $326,500 just four days before the Bonhams sale, so I'd have to say that the buyer here paid fair money. Hopefully he can find the time and place to enjoy this outrageous car (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• America's Oldest Ferrari Dealership  www R TG T c-om February 2005 47


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Sheehan Speaks Michael Sheehan Valuing a Turbocharged 308 People like to build Ferrari hot rods, but they don't much like to buy them ear SCM: I have a 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS with an aftermarket Dick Fritzdesigned Ameritech turbo on it. Kits like these are generally expensive and I know the one that was put in my car cost around $5k, not including installation, back in 1980. My car is otherwise stock, with the exception of later model I6-inch 308 wheels. It is what you would call a condition 2- in cosmetics, but mechanically great at 36k miles. As there are no shortage of original 308s out there, all priced within the $20k-$30k range, how do I go about valuing my car?—Marc Naktin, Santa Fe, NM D Ferrari hot rodding falls into three basic categories. First is the fitting of standard factory-installed options, Ferrari 308 GTS with an ctftermarket turbo kit such as ceramic brakes, special wheels, etc. The resale market is clear on this: You can get about 50 percent of their cost back when it comes to resell, so figure you're kissing goodbye half of what you spend. So, if the wheels on your 308 are the factory-option Speedlines, which retail for around $4,000, they would add about $2,000 to the selling price. (Though if they're some other aftermarket wheel, you can subtract $2,000 or so. Read on and you'll understand why.) THROWING AWAY SIX FIGURES WITH A SMILE Second are the "factory-could-have-done-it" modifications, things like installing later or competition-variant parts that were never originally offered on that model. My experience is that when a "money-isno-object" owner does these updates, at best, they lose just the money spent on the update—which is to say, the modifications add nothing to the resale value of the car. I've recently sold two F40s that had about $100,000 spent on them to fit F40 LM brakes, wheels, springs, shocks, shift kits, oil coolers, ICUs, bigger intercoolers, etc. Both were rocket ships to drive and really wild looking, easy sellers because of the equipment, but they sold for almost exactly the same price as a completely original car. Each owner kissed off the six figures they had spent to hot-rod their cars, though without complaint. Each of them could afford to pay the money to enjoy the cars in that state of tune. I have another client that spent about $50,000 to fit a European "Fiorano package" to his 550, an option never offered on the U.S.spec 550 Maranello. It includes huge Brembo brakes, stiffer springs, a lower ride height, stiffer shocks, stiffer sway bars, carbon fiber seats, four-point racing seat belts, a leather-covered roll bar, and a quilted rear package shelf and headliner. When he sold it, he managed to get only the same money a stock 550 would have brought. Again, the seller had no complaints, for he is an avid racer and enjoyed the extra performance in the three years he owned and drove his car. In both these situations, the buyers of the modified cars felt they were getting a massive "free update" of all the things they would want to do but would never have spent their own money to do. 48 NO MORE COUPES WITH A HAIRCUT There's another sort of quasifactory modification that bears mentioning, and that's the spyder conversion. For years Daytona Spyder conversions sold in the same range as standard coupes, so again the guys writing the checks said goodbye to the cost of conversion in exchange for the pleasure of top-down driving. Markets change, however, and a good Daytona coupe now runs about $145,000, while an equal spyder conversion is about $175,000. Why? Because the only two places in the U.S. that once did spyder conversions, my former European Auto Restoration shop and Richard Straman's Straman & Company, are now gone. And no one in Europe is doing it with any regularity either—evidently everyone who had patterns for all the necessary upper fender sheet-metal modifications and the patterns for the top bows and the like have simply thrown them out. If you really need to give your Daytona a haircut, you might try Autosport outside of Modena, but even that is a long shot. This means that there will be no more conversions, so the number of cut cars is now finite—and values have risen accordingly. WHEN BETTER MAKES IT WORSE The third and most dubious type of Ferrari hot rodding are the "aftermarket-thinks-it-can-do-it-better" mods, which brings us to your turbo kit. While the Ameritech kit was well engineered, and came from a respected name in the Ferrari world, it does have an effect on engine life. When I owned a service and restoration shop, we used to do 308 turbo conversions. So I know all too well that even running with a stock seven pounds of pressure from the turbo, engine life will only be about 15,000 to 25,000 miles, at best. If you crank it up above 12 pounds, you will actually "barrel" the liners in less than 5,000 miles. To add to the problem, clutch life also decreases, brakes that were once adequate for 250 hp just don't cut it with 300-plus horsepower, and a turbo 308 will now overheat at a track event, ad infinitum. Usually a turbo conversion cuts from $5,000 to $10,000 (or more) off the sale price of a car, depending on how tired the engine is. It is possible that yours will pass a pre-purchase compression and leakdown inspection, and then you just might find that rare buyer who is willing to pay extra for the novelty of the turbo kit, if you're patient. But in reality, it's unlikely you'll find anyone who will pay more than $25,000 for your car. The bottom line is that your car is a hot rod. People like to build hot rods, but they don't much like to buy them. These sorts of aftermarket modifications usually decrease the value of a car by as much as the cost to reverse them. As Ferraris are valued on their originality and buyers are traditionally sensitive to any non-factory modifications, hopefully you did not pay a premium for the car when you bought it. The next buyer will almost certainly not pay a premium to buy it from you.* Sports Car Market


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English Profile 1973 Jaguar E-Type SIII Coupe While the Sill roadster, with its longer wheelbase and flared wheel wells, could be considered an attractive design by most admirers, the 2+2 coupe is another matter altogether by Mark Jones DETAILS Years produced: 1971-74 Number produced: 7,297 Original list price: approx. $7,500 SCM Price Guide: $20,000— Tune-up/major service: $750 Distributor cap: $45 Chassis #: stamped on plate riveted to bulkhead Engine #: top rear of block by bellhousing Club: Jaguar Club of North America, 1000 Glenbrook Road, Anchorage, KY 40223 Web site: www.jcna.com Alternatives: 1980-84 Ferrari 400i ; 1970-72 Aston Martin DOS V8 SCM Investment Grade: C COMPS $27,000 Chassis number: 1S51702BW Engine number: 7S11066SB T esting the new E-type Series III back in 1972, Road & Track reckoned the new V12 power unit, "a sheer delight, by itself almost worth the price of admission." This automatic transmission-equipped E-type VI2 coupe was dispatched to supplying dealer Henleys of Bournemouth on March 20, 1973, and registered on April 6 that year to its first owner. It is finished in Greensand with matching olive green interior, unrestored and totally original, even retaining the factory stickers on the door shuts. It is described by the vendor as in good condition in every respect. Sold with a substantial history file dating to 1983, this car represents an increasingly rare opportunity to acquire an unmolested example of the legendary E-type in its ultimate and most refined form. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $24,710 at the Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K., sale held on September 11, 2004. Much has been said and argued, and voluminous material written concerning the evolution of the Jaguar E-type from its inception in 1961 to the last generation V12 SIII configuration of 1971-1974. At one end of the spectrum are the self-described "purists" who feel the Holy Grail of the E-type is the original 3.8-liter, raw, without frills, full of torque. Anything more refined is a needless dilution of the species, according to these folks. At the other end are those who feel the V12 is the ultimate evolution. Take one look at the sale price here, when we routinely see earlier Jags topping six figures at auction, and it's obvious which of the camps the market sides with. My own sympathies are somewhat divided. Having owned an SIII 50  roadster for years, I can attest to the wonderful sounds and sensations the VI2 engine has to offer. I will admit to running the car repeatedly through a tunnel near my home at 2,500 rpm in second gear just to hear the intoxicating mix of mechanical noises reverberating off the concrete walls. The Jaguar V12 is a silky smooth, finely engineered powerplant that had been in the minds of Jaguar engineers since the '50s, when Ferrari was torturing all rivals with its own V12. An aluminum alloy block and head with 1973 Jaguar XKE SIII Lot #464; S/N UD1S74061 Condition: 3Sold at $9,416 RM Auctions; Novi, MI; 4/23/2004 SCM ID# 33670 • 1971 Jaguar XKE SIII Lot #9; 5/N 1571943 Condition: 2Sold at $29,845 Christies's ; Paris, FR; 2/14/2004 SCM ID# 32498 a single-cam design, it is only 86 pounds heavier than its iron DOHC six-cylinder predecessor In the E-type it has an impressive and steady pull above 70 mph that can make freeway traffic into small specks in the rearview mirror in a instant, should you be so inclined. But the design and complexity of the powerplant caused major consternation to the average mechanic that had not benefited from factory training. A clutch job on a V12 E-type for even the most ardent gearhead could easily become "your winter project," as the entire powerplant must be removed. The engine is fueled by four Zenith-Stromberg 175CD carburetors (two on each bank) fed by a double-ended SU fiiel pump. Getting the carbs and throttle linkage set up correctly pretty much requires a mechanical engineering background. Sports Car Market


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Quality control at the time was lost in the maze of corporate parent British Leyland. One design miscue was the decision to route a main wiring harness and the ignition amplifier down the center of the engine galley, the hottest point on the engine. Failed amplifier units were the result, and the factory later offered a kit that moved the amp unit to the top of the radiator; a much cooler perch. Most if not all of these gremlins were eventually rectified, at least in my case, as my '74 failed me only twice in nearly a decade. Once (frozen air pump and once an alternator diode. The Series III chassis is based on the longer 105inch SH 2+2 wheelbase, allowing the Borg-Warner Model 12 automatic gearbox to be offered for the first time in roadster form as well as the 2+2 coupe. The longer wheelbase and slightly heavier engine elicited some complaints of understeer when cornered hard. A slightly wider track and redesigned front framework allowed the basic monocoque design of the E-Type to remain the same, as well as simplifying assembly, as it allowed the engine to be installed after the sub-frame was fitted to the body. While the SIII roadster, with its longer wheelbase and flared wheel wells, could be considered an attractive design by most admirers, the 2+2 coupe is another matter altogether Some writers have referred to the exterior styling as "unfortunate" or "attractive only from a few angles." With the steeply raked windscreen and overly high roofline that is completely out of proportion with the rest of the car, I'll just call it butt-ugly. A reasonable person cannot really blame Sir William Lyons, for fyou were chairman and hurting for bucks, as Jaguar always was, of course you'd let the bean counters satisfy the Stateside demand for an E-type with a place to put the kids and groceries. With over 7,000 2+2s sold, obviously the market was there. But an E-Type with coat hooks? I guess it fits in with an interior that is generally regarded as an ergonomic nightmare. At least the SIII coupe was spared the indignity of the federally mandated "Enersorb" rubber bumper overriders for 1974, as production of the 2+2 ceased in 1973. But like the Rover V8-powered Triumph TR8, as long as you are in the cockpit, an Sill E-type coupe has all the right sounds, aroma, and performance. The car pictured here sold for $24,710, near the upper end of the SCM Price Guide range, without deductions for its automatic gearbox, steel wheels, and lack of A/C—not to mention its rather unattractive color. To its credit, it was in apparently excellent unrestored condition, with some records. But for $25k, I would have been tempted to throw in another $5k for a decent roadster that may actually appreciate with the market at large. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company.). J.C. Taylor Antique Automobile Insurance Agency 1-888-ANT1QUE (1-888-268-4783) www.jctaylor.coni February 2005 51


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Alfa Romeo I Profile 1974 GTV By any measure, $30k is a huge price, as these cars usually trade in the $10,000-$15,000 range by Donald Osborne DETAILS Years produced: 1971-74 Number produced: 37,459 Original list price: $5,759 SCM Pike Guide: $9,000—$13,000 Tune-up/major service: $275 Distributor cap: $18 Chassis #: engine compartment on firewall Engine #: stamped on boss right side near distributor Club: Alfa Romeo Owners Club of America, 10 Raskin Rood, Morristown, NJ 07960 Web site: www.aroc-usa.org Alternatives: 1963-69 Volvo 1800ES, 1969-73 Porsche 911 SCM Investment Grade: B COMPS Chassis number: AR3026032 A s described by the seller on eBay Motors: This is a one of a kind 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000. It is in absolutely mint condition, with 12,776 documented miles. It was purchased new by my wife from Alfa of Tacoma in 1976 and reportedly was one of the last GTVs to be imported to the States. It has been kept garaged and covered since new. After the car was repainted in 1985 we decided to put it away and it has only been driven for occasional pleasure and upkeep since then. This car is mechanically perfect. Its only cosmetic flaw is that some of the stitching on the driver's seat is worn. Other than that you'd be hard pressed to find any other fault with this beauty. The car comes with factory air conditioning and limited-slip differential. It has also had a number of options installed on it over the years. The major items include: Cromodora wheels with Pirelli P6 tires, Alpine cassette stereo and speakers, factory GTA headers and complete exhaust system, factory European cams, Koni shocks, Shankle sway bars, lowered springs, blueprinted injection pump and injectors, European taillights and side markers, Carello headlamps, chrome outside mirror, sump guard, power antenna, battery master switch, updated fuel pump and a new high-torque starter from an Alfetta. In addition the car will come with most of the removed OEM parts. The SCM analysis: This car sold on eBay Motors for $30,101, on November 13, 2004. Designed by the young Giorgetto Giugiaro for Bertone, the GTV was an instant classic from its introduction as the Giulia Sprint GT in 1963. With simple and elegant lines and perfect proportions, over the ensuing 14 years of production its body changed only subtly, in details such as the grille, headlights, taillights and instrument panel design. The biggest revision came in 1969, with the elimination of the early "stepped" hood. It was then that the Giulia coupe became known as the GTV. Underhood was another story entirely. Engine displacement grew over the years, changing the GTV's character The original high-revving, carbureted 1570-cc DOHC four (1600) was supplanted by a 1799-cc four (1750) with a SPICA mechanical fuel injection system in the GTV of 1969, which caused owners no end of trouble as they struggled to 52  get the primitive unit set up correctly. The 1962-cc (2000) GTV of 19731974 had a smoother torquier, but lower-revving motor that, despite its greater power left many Alfisti longing for the classic "on-edge" feeling of the 1600. Regardless of the engine, all these coupes are superbly balanced cars, with slick gearboxes and nimble, predictable handling. There's really no more tossable sports car in its class. Mechanically, GTVs are robust and reliable, with weak second-gear synchros and a tendency to blow head gaskets as their main potential problems. Build quality is good and the GTV has the feel of a much more expensive piece of machinery. That said, bodies are as prone to rust as all Italian cars of the era. Particular spots to check out are the double-skinned rocker panels, trunk floor (especially the battery box) and thefloor under the pedal box. The drain holes in the bottom of the doors should also be checked to make sure they are not clogged, as this can lead to rust in the bottom of the door skins. Interior trim can be an issue on GTVs, with weak seanz stitching on the seats and rear seat tops, which can split from sun exposure through the rear window Replacement upholstery kits are readily available to solve these problems. A more serious concern is cracking in the vinyl dashboard top. Although glue-on pads are sold, the only proper way to deal with this is to replace the entire vinyl dashboard unit. Redoing the seats and dashboard in a GTV could cost upwards of $3,000 in parts alone, with labor extra. The 2000 GTV pictured here was indeed the last of the line. Though the GTV actually continued in production through 1977, it was no longer Sports Car Market 1992 Ala Romeo Spider Veloce Lot # 1000, S/N ZARBB32N7N7004239 Condition: 1 Said at S27,540 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ; 1/22/2004 SCM ID# 32212 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Lot # 527, 5/N 753437RHDI0504 Condition: 2+ Sold at $27,540 Bonhams, Sussex, UK; 7/11/2003 SCM ID# 31573


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sold in the U.S.—the new Alfetta Sprint replaced it for the 1975 model year The popularity of the Alfetta at introduction can be gauged by the fact that it took a year of sitting on the dealer's lot fir the car pictured here to sell when new. Today, however the tables have turned, as even traditionally affordable late-model GTVs are becoming increasingly attractive collectibles, while "good" Alfettas are still a challenge to peddle at no reserve on eBay. This car is stated to be a low-mileage, one-owner car, with the factory limited-slip differential and air conditioning, both desirable options. Less attractive, at least to my sensibility, is that this car has been rather extensively though tastefully modified. The Cromodora five-star wheels are nice, but GTA headers and exhaust, Euro cams, Koni shocks and Shankle sway bars lead me to think that the "occasional pleasure" the seller has had in this GTV has been on the track. The battery master switch installation is the icing on the competition cake. The car was repainted when it was 11 years old, which is not surprising, given the usual life of the original lacquer finish. The windshield was not removed during this work, though the original U.S.-spec side- eolcMo Foilii Handcrafted floor mats for fine automobiles 100% updated • Rubber backed • 13 Colors Custom Sizes • Factory Direct "...Awesome Cocomats Dude..." D. LeJune, Austin, TX 2001 BMW M5 800-461-3533 February 2005 www.cocomats.com marker lights and taillights were replaced with European ones at this time. Detailed photos show panel .fit to be variable, with the left side door off at the rear edge and the right side of the trunk lid raised. The interior is in very good condition, with the all-important dash top appearing to be excellent, although the carpets cannot be seen underneath the red floor mats. All in all, whether this GTV was a weekend track toy or not, it appears to be in exceptional shape. But by any measure, $30k is a huge price for a '74 GTV,. as most trade within the SCM Price Guide range of $10,000-$ 15,000. I thought the performance mods would have suppressed the price, but the bidders (seven who offered more than $20,000) felt otherwise. Perhaps the extremely low mileage and single ownership history counted more in their minds. As interest in these cars continues to rise and the number of oneowner, no-stories cars continues to drop, I would certainly expect more cars to break that $20k barrier But still, the new owner here may have to wait a while for the market to catch up to what he paid. The seller on the other hand, hit a grand slam.•


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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 The DMC-12's greatest and most enduring claim to fame was its starring role opposite Michael J. Fox in Robert Zemeckis' "Back to the Future", the box office hit of 1985 by Dave Kinney DETAILS Years produced: 1981-82 Number produced: approx. 8,583 Original List Price: $26,175 in 1981 SCM Price Guide: $13,000— Tune-up/major service: $425 Distributor cap: $18 Chassis #: visible through windshield, driver's side Engine #: next to oil filter Club: DeLorean Owners Association, John Truscon, Membership Director, 879 Randolph Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93111 Web site: www.deloreon-owners.org Alternatives: 1984-86 Chevrolet Corvette, 1975-76 Bricklin, 1978-79 Ferrari 308 SCM Investment Grade: C COMPS Chassis number: SCEDT26TXBD004872 s described by the seller, who just happened to be me, on eBay Motors: Never before offered for public sale. I am the second owner of this DeLorean, having bought it two-and-a-half years ago from the estate of the original owner, former NBC Orchestra bandleader and famed Mercedes-Benz collector Don Ricardo of Pasadena, CA. A When I purchased the car, it had just 3,211 miles (as of this writing it is still under 3,700 miles). I bought it as part of a four-car package, and it was not running at the time. I have spent in excess of $5,000 repairing the car, as the fuel system had gone bad from sitting. I had all the needed services done, the oil changed, and the shop used a careful procedure for starting a car that had been in "unintended" long-term storage. This car is strikingly original. I have seen other DeLoreans advertised as "with all updates." Please know that this is not a car that has been "improved" like so many of them have. We tried to use only genuine DMC parts wherever possible. The exterior of the car is bright and shiny; it has not dulled or weathered with age, as so many of these cars have. The stainless steel panels are all in good shape, with no discoloration. There is a tiny ding on the trailing edge of the front hood, but the doors show no dings or dents, and all the other stainless steel panels seem unmarked. The rear bumper has a scratch perhaps two inches long. There was no stainless steel cleaner/conditioner/shine up used on the car, and I did not use any dressing on the rubber bits to make them shine. This car has never seen any snow, sleet or hail. All the glass is excellent, there are no stars, cracks or delamination, and the original front spoiler has no marks. The tires are the original Goodyears, with no excessive wear on the tires. All the struts to hold open the doors, trunk and hood were replaced last year. The engine bay is very clean and tidy. The trunk is clean with the original carpets, space-saver spare and jack handle. There is some light fade to the paint in the top edge of the compartment; it looks as if the clearcoat is discolored. The interior of the car is very nice. The leather is supple and without cracks, fading or tears. The original carpets are very good; the dash has no cracks. The original radio works, as does the antenna. Both power windows work as they should. All gauges work. 54  I recently replaced the battery, and the car was Virginia safety inspected and emissions tested last month. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $26,804 on eBay Motors (item 2491195972), on October 4, 2004. I'm not really the type for bellbottoms and long sideburns, but I did want to have a fling with a DeLorean. Once my curiosity had been satisfied, however, it was time to move it on— hence this sale. But I'm getting ahead of myself here. In the late 1970s,flamboyantfonner GM executive John Z. DeLoreanknown for the success of his Wide Track Pontiacs—set out to build the perfect sports car, with plans to sell it for just $12,000 (thus the nomenclature "DMC12 '). Enlisting the help of Lotus for engineering and Giorgio Guigiaro for the design, DeLorean looked primed for success. He had towns, states, S22,000 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 Lot #103, S/N SCEDT26T2BD006101 Condition: 3+ Sold at $17,050 RM Auctions ; Meadow Brook, MI; 7/31/2004 SCM ID# 34382 1982 DeLoreon DMC-12 Lot #46, S/N SLEDT26GT3CD010904 Condition: 4+ Sold at $14,580 Barrett-Jackson; Scottsdale, AZ ; 1/22/2004 SCM ID# 31979 counties, municipalities and even countries pining for his manufacturing plant, with Northern Ireland emerging as the successful suitor This was thanks to over $130 million in loans and tax breaks provided by the British government. Somewhere along the line, however, things went astray. Blame can be placed on the anemic 130-hp Peugeot-Renault-Volvo (PRV) V6, or i f you prefer, on the poor build quality. A lack of enthusiastic throttle response left the automotive press with few good things to say, and as the list price soared to almost three times the initial promise, the DMC-12 was a tough sell. The cars were built as 1981 and 1982 models, though some were titled as 1983s. After the company went bankrupt, more cars were assembled Sports Car Market


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out of parts, leaving the exact build number something of a controversy. DeLorean went to great lengths to try and rescue his dream, and wound up involved in a cocaine deal that turned out to be an FBI sting. The car itself had a striking appearance, with gullwing doors and a stainless steel finish. Your choices were limited to automatic or five-speed, and gray or black leather interior, as all DeLoreans left the factory fully equipped. The V6 was mounted in the rear with 15-inch rear wheels that were an inch larger in diameter than in front, to help compensate for oversteer At about 2,700 pounds, the car could achieve 60 mph in under eight seconds. Of course, the DMC- I 2's greatest and most enduring claim to fame was its starring role opposite Michael I Fox in Robert Zemeckis ' "Back to the Future", the box office hit of 1985. Though this publicity was too late in coming to save the company, it has caused the DeLorean to be remembered fondly by no shortage of car nuts who were kids at the time. With winter fast approaching and owning more cars than I could justibr to my accountant, I decided it was time to part with my DeLorean this past September It wasn't too hard to decide to list it on eBay Motors, as the online auction house makes it easy for the world to empty its houses of all the unneeded, unwanted and unloved goods, doubtless the most significant advance in retailing since Mr Sears and Mr Roebuck decided to start a catalog. Though I also employed other sales methods, none worked as quickly as my 10-day auction. I had a few specific goals for my sale. Of course I wanted the car to sell—and I hoped it would make big money. But I also wanted to represent the car as accurately as possible, using both words and pictures. I wanted to set my car apart from the hundreds of other DeLoreans I see advertised for sale, in this case, because of its originality Where many sellers are touting the value-add of upgrades and improvements they have performed on their DeLoreans, I feel strongly that original cars, warts and all, will be the ones to have in the near future. Before you write your letters, know that I understand many of the upgrades offered by the DeLorean parts and service depots make the car much more usable and drivable on an everyday basis. But I'm an unabashed purist, and I not only admit it, but I will point to the larger market as evidence that my way of thinking tends to bear fruit. Remember all the Corvette owners who spent lots of money "improving" their cars or updating the look, doing such unconscionable things as removing the split window in a '63 coupe? Many a restorer has cursed the earlier owner for these "updates," spending untold time and money searching out the production correct original. I feel the same principle applies here. So I trumpeted the fact that my car still had its original tires and its original (and lousy) AM/FM/cassette radio. My car also benefited from a well-documented and unique history and extremely low miles—for which I paid the price in repairs. The result was nearly $27k in very active bidding up until the last second. The buyer and under-bidder were both gentlemen. I received an immediate note from the under-bidder stating that he would still be interested in the car if the buyer did not perform. But that was not a problem, as funds were wired to me within hours after the sale. The new owner is planning on using his DeLorean for around-town transportation, as he has an airplane for longer jaunts. The SCM Price Guide lists DMC- 12s between $15,000 and $25,000, so he paid a bit of a premium, but for such a low-miles car, I'd call this a fair price. I believe that the power of the DeLorean story, combined in no small way with the power of the "Back to the Future" movies, will help propel excellent cars up the appreciation curve, flux capacitor or not.• February 2005  chisively atlhe RM Auction on Arizona Biltmore Resort. Classic Showcase... Bre thi N w Lif In • lassic Jaguars ecent comprehensive restoration Sparing no expense ii will: attntloft og) t=t4@Verz @15L- ,es a ra  , 60,0aJ o'  how NahoTo5 Ax.V1lir ing ce Vcg MEG gWie,rAttv (e17(ffolb CLASSIC etewic S4deticewe 6om' Mete Oteat Ca4.5 achieue www.ciassi  264M(isla Pacific Drive Oceanside. CA 92056-3514 aes- 760 758 6100 / Restoration. 760.758.6199 Fax. 760,75,8.0600 saIes@cIassicsflowcase.com 55


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German Profile 1956 Porsche 550A/1500 RS Spyder $726,000 is a lot of money no matter how you slice it, but this car has it all—an important place in Porsche's history, racing success, good documentation and a professional restoration by Mark Leonard DETAILS Years produced: 1956-57 Number produced: 39 Original list price: 24,600 Deutsche Marks (approx. $6,000) SCM Valuation: $150,000—$650,000 Tune-up/Malor service: 51,000—$1,500 Distributor cap: $1,000 Chassis #: stamped on frame in rear Engine #: stamped near center of engine case Club: Porsche Club of America, 980 Hammond Drive, Suite 1000, Atlanta, GA 30328 Web site: www.paorg Alternatives: 1955-57 Maserati 1505, 1948-56 OSCA MT-4, 1956 Ferrari 500 TR SCM Investment Grade: A COMPS Chassis number: 0101 Engine number: P90699 T he 1956 Porsche 550/1500RS prototype was first introduced at the Paris Salon in October of 1953. Although it was announced that this car would soon be available, it was not until a full year later that the design was actually finalized. Powered by the Type 547 four-cam engine, the cars acquitted themselves well in competition, racing at Le Mans, in the 12 Hours of Rheims and at the Nurburgring, among other venues in 1954. For the 1956 season, the much-improved 550A11500RS was introduced. Although visually similar, the chassis was completely new, a tube frame structure designed to dramatically reduce the torsional flexibility of the earlier cars. At the same time the rear suspension was completely revamped, although still a swing arm design, the geometry was all new, and an outer CV joint greatly improved the grip of the rear end under cornering. Finally, the twin-cam engines were enhanced with crankshaftmounted distributors, higher compression, and new Weber carburetors. The example offered here was the first factory team car. It won the demanding 1956 Targa Florio overall, driven by Umberto Maglioli. It placed first in class and fourth overall at the Nurburgring 1000 km race, driven by Count Wolfgang von Trips and Maglioli. It also raced in the Mille Miglia, Le Mans, at Rheims, and elsewhere during the 1956 season. It also had many unique identifying features still on the bodywork, which were unique to #0101. At some point the original engine #P90101 was replaced by a correct type 547/1 four cam Carrera engine with #P90699. The car has undergone a professional mechanical restoration to a very high standard. 56 The SCM analysis: This car sold for $726,000 at the RM Monterey auction held August 13-14, 2004. Porsche believed that they could build a lightweight, nimble car with a small-displacement, fuel-efficient engine, which, on the right circuit, could win not just class victories but overall victories. To accomplish their goals, Porsche designed a tubular chassis and built a beautiful aluminum body. And while 1957 Porsche 550A Lot # 233, S/N 550-0118 Condition: 2 Sold at $433595 Bonhams; Monte Carlo, Monaco; 5/12/2001 SCM ID# 23563 1955 Porsche 55085 Wendler Lot #177,5/N 550-023 Condition: 1 - Sold at $435,486 Brooks; Monte Carlo, Monaco; 5/26/2000 SCM ID# 9682 the 550A was visually familiar, nearly everything about it was new. The handling was improved, and the engine was more powerful. The large aluminum vented drum brakes provided excellent stopping capability. With a long distance fuel tank pit stops were kept to a minimum. This 1956 Porsche 550A RS 1500 Spyder is one of 39 built. More importantly it is one of only four factory team cars, which competed in the FIA World Championship of makes during the 1956 and 1957 seasons. As stated above, its competition history is both stellar and welldocumented. Porsche wasn't afraid to put its lightweight, nimble 1500cc car against the might of the 3.0-liter Ferraris and Maseratis—if the circuit was the right one. Winning the Targo a Florio was Porsche's first major victory and encouraged them to continue development of the racing Spyders, which evolved into the RSK and RS60. SportsCor Market


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This particular car comes with a copy of the Porsche Factory Record, which states that the 550A #0101 "was the .first factory team car in this series produced for the 1956 racing season. Only three more vehicles were built." #010I is also featured in several books on the history of Porsche racing. To find one of just four produced, as this car is with a terrific history and its original mechanical components intact, well restored, and with proper documentation, is even more special. An added plus is that this car was in the collection of the late Heinz Prechter, founder of ASC (American Sunroof Corporation) for many years. When one considers that this car is an entry into most every exciting historic races, today including the Mille Miglia, Le Mans 24 hour Classic, the Tour Auto in France, the Tour of Spain, the Monaco Historic, and any U.S. event, its appeal to the new owner is simple to understand. $726,000 is a lot of money no matter how you slice it. But just as in the art world, there are more and more collectors chasing fewer and fewer good pieces. This car has it all — an important place in Porsche's history, racing success, good documentation and a professional restoration. Toss in its ability to get the new owner into Count Wolfgang von Trips drives the 5504 to victory at the 1956 1,000 km Nurbutgring event. the prestigious vintage events of his choice, and, if your pockets go this deep, buying this car is almost a no-brainer Further it should prove to be a solid investment. Consider: this is the first factory team car, and one of only four of this series. Only one car can be the first one, and that is this one. Whoever owns it gets bragging rights, and that's always worth a lot, as rich guys do seem to spend a lot of time bragging to each other about their toys. I know of factory RSK and RS 60 Spyders, with good histories, that have sold for even more than this. So calling this sale fair for all parties involved seems completely appropriate. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company.)• 744444, 1145 Park Avenue Emeryville, California USA 94608 Phone: (510) 653-7555 • Fax: (510) 653-9754 wwwfantasyjunction.com awatmeard jg *aid eaterat, deaac4td4e94 ftezionoteurze c4ir4 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB. sill 08955 -8K original inilo with engine and suspension by Skidmore. Long nose, torque mix:. tool bag and fitted with six carbs. Successfully completed Spanish Tour. $395,000. With strengthened 7th Series components and Pirotta head this car acquire a highly exclusive model. $650,000.  wady for any event. $98,500.  February 2005  1925 Lancia Lambda Boattail Pirotta Special 1954 Ferrari 375 America Pininfarina coupe, 1937 MG SA Tickford drophead. 2.3 liter sixPrepared for and successfully completed Mille Miglia Retrospective.  in 03IAL. Black with original red interior. Rare opportunity to cylinder. Fully documented body-off restoration. Many show awards. Charming and practical car for any event or tour. $90,000. 57


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Porsche Gesprach Jim Schrager Porsches and the Value Curve With new price records set monthly, this is no time to be timid. Pull the trigger on that 356A you are looking at or someone else will am often asked which production Porsche model is appreciating the fastest. Over the past few decades, a variety of different vintage Porsches models have had their moment in the value sun, following a familiar pattern of an initial run-up in price as they are "discovered" followed by a ceiling as the new price slows sales and allows demand to meet supply. I In the 1980s the long neglected 356 series began to come alive. This was a period of significant vintage car enthusiasm in general, led by tremendous gains in Ferrari prices, and Porsches were bound to get their share. It all started with the 356 Speedster (1954-58). This makes sense, as the Spartan open car was always a sentimental favorite due to its impossibly rakish profile, numerous wins on tracks all over the U.S. in its era, and its utter simplicity. The original concerns about tops that seemed to let in more water than they kept out and heaters with output that resembled a hamster breathing hard after a session on the wheel no longer matter, as these are sunnyday-only cars now. The demand for this iconic Porsche was both broad and deep in America and throughout the world. The price curve reflected this essential appeal. After hitting highs in the $125k range, Speedsters crashed in the early 1990s, along with everything else (including the entire Japanese economy). Over the next decade, Porsche values slowly recovered, with Speedsters regaining most of their previous highs. Curiously, they have not accelerated much beyond the magic $100k mark. Values remain strong, just not upwardly sloped. Supply has met demand. The 356B Roadster (1960-62) started the 1990s as a car priced along with cabriolets, not Speedsters. It did not have the swoopy, droopy 356A lines of the Speedster, and although cabs sold at a premium to coupes, cabs always cost less than Speedsters and there wasn't much value movement. However, somewhere in the late '90s, the Roadster was discovered and prices accelerated right up to the bottom of Speedster country, say $60,000-$75,000 for very nice cars. Movement of these prices has slowed as it met the Speedster barrier of $100k, although for the ultra-rare 1962 356B Twin-Grille Roadster, of which just 249 were built, prices have surpassed those of Speedsters. At the same time, we saw the first dramatic move in early pre-'74 911 prices, with the high-horsepower 911S cars (1967-73) taking off first, embarking on an upward slope that has yet to run out of steam. Nice cars today start at about $25,000 and can double that if exceptional. Along with the early S cars, the limited production 1973 Carrera RS (1,590 made) moved sharply, to the point where very nice Touring models are $75,000-$85,000, with the lightweight versions up to and over twice that. Very early 911s built in 1964-65, even though there was no S model, have also seen dramatically rising values, partly because of their eligibility in European racing events. And that brings us to today, where the fastest appreciating Porsche is the 356A coupe (1956-59). 356A coupes were the first production Porsche where many of the compromises of the earlier cars (the "preAs") were addressed. Of course, the later B and C cars solved even more problems, so people aren't buying A coupes because they are the finest driving or most durable 356 made. In fact, an A coupe that has had all its original mechanicals removed and replaced with the far superior SC components is worth about the same as a nicely restored A coupe with its original motor. How can that be? 58 1959 Porsche 356A I've seen people look at ratty old A coupes for $20k with a perverse gleam in their eye. I ask them, "What's the big deal?" They all say the same thing: "I just love the way it looks." Somehow the A coupe is symbolic of everything wonderful and pure in the vintage Porsche world. And people are really stepping up for A coupes, to the extent that I recently saw a very nice original A coupe, loaded with original options, sell for $60k. That's Speedster money, and no other pushrod 356 coupe could bring this. But it was a great car. I saw a nice original A coupe, with an old ratty repaint, sell recently for $34k. How about $40k for a nicely restored A coupe with sunroof? Regarding sunroofs, they are in such demand on A coupes that it hardly matters if it was original to the car, just so it is a correct sunroof properly installed. There is a hierarchy in A coupe values, with the early cars (1956 to mid-1957) worth a bit more due to their distinctive "beehive" tail lamps rather than the pancake style as used from mid-1957 through the end of production in 1965. At the end of the production run, 1959 As are also special as they have the most mechanical upgrades that make them more reliable, better driving cars. A longtime Porsche dealer in California is offering an original 1959 356A Sunroof that has serious issues, from a locked-up motor and horrible old paint to a completely destroyed interior. Asking price? $20,000. My bet is he will get it, even though it is $40,000 away from being the car everyone wants it to be. Some hints to understand this A craze: low-mileage original cars nearly break the rules with any collectible cars. The values on these can be double, triple, or quadruple the value for nice #2 drivers. Next, in a upward sloping market, crazy things will happen to special cars, such as those with many desirable options like an original VDM wood steering wheel, a sunroof, or Rudge knock-off wheels. Finally, with new price records set monthly, this is no time to be timid. Pull the trigger on that 356A you are looking at or someone else will. How high is up? These cars will find a ceiling, and it is hard to imagine it above $100k. But in the meantime, it will be fun to watch, and, if you decide to jump in and buy one, a fun ride as well.• Sports Car Market


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American Profile 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Hemi The Hemi brand is now potent enough that DaimlerChrysler is fashioning its entire North American automotive operation around it by Patrick Smith DETAILS Years produced: 1968-1970 Number produced: 2,090 Original list price: $3,034 (base hardtop) SCM Pike Guide: $55,000—$85,000 Distributor cap: $12.30 Tune-up/major service: $150-5400 Engine #: oil pan roil, driver's side, behind starter Chassis #: inner fender tag, driver's side engine bay Club: National B-Body Owners Association, 216 12th St., Boone, IA 50036-2019 Web site: www.wwnboa.org Alternatives: 1969 L71 427 Corvette, 1969 Mustang Mach 1 428 Super Cobra Jet SCM Investment Grade: B COMPS Chassis number: RM23J9G229647 p lymouth added the Road Runner to its model lineup in 1968, a bare-bones performance car built to a price. At only $3,000, Road Runners came with standard Plymouth Belvedere equipment, plus heavy duty suspension and shock absorbers, F70-14 tires on wide rims, armrests with ashtrays, a simulated air scoop hood, and a blacked-out, horizontal-bar grille. For a generation of drag racers who did not need bucket seats for the negligible lateral g-forces of a 1/4-mile sprint, it was just the ticket. The Road Runner's standard engine was the 330-hp, 383-ci Wedge V8. It made gobs of torque and performed superbly with either the TorqueFlite automatic or a four-speed manual transmission. An extra $714—nearly one-fourth of the cost of the basic model—put Chrysler's legendary 426-ci, 425-hp Hemi V8 into a Road Runner. As pricey as it may have been, it made for an unforgettable combination. The example offered here is an original, numbers-matching Hemi car documented by Galen Govier. It is—as most were—sparsely equipped. Fully and carefully restored, it runs as you would expect of a proper Hemi, which is to say both scary and fast. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $77,000 at the RM Monterey sale held on August 13-14, 2004. By 1969, the horsepower wars of the 1960s were in full effect, but it was getting harder to find an example of the original muscle car concept—a cheap, stripped-down car with a big motor With many GTOs and Mustangs coming off the line laden with expensive optional equipment, the budget Road Runner's debut heralded the return of the entrylevel drag strip rocket. Standard Road Runner power came from the 383-ci V8, with an 60 optional 426 Hemi available. Manual trans cars were equipped with Hurst shifters that smashed your hand into the ashtray with every second-tothird-gear upshifi. Both the 1968 and 1969 Hemi Road Runners featured solid lifters for drag strip prowess. A 440-ci engine with three two-barrel carbs was offered in mid 1969 to fill the gap between the 383 and the Hemi. For just $462.80 extra, the six pack offered Hemi-like power for about half the cost. Contrary to popular belief the Road Runner didn't have a 440 four-barrel option, one that was 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Lot# 2522, S/N RM23H9G201861 Condition: 3 Sold at $28,100 Kruse; Auburn, IN; 4/27/2004 SCM ID# 33756 1968 Dodge Coronet R/T Hemi Lot# 403, S/N WS2318G225708 Condition: 2Sold at $76,680 Barrett-Jackson; Scottsdale, AZ; 1/22/2004 SCM ID# 31958 reserved for the upmarket Plymouth GTX series until the models were merged in 1971. By 1970, the Road Runner had become a bit flashier, with highimpact colors, rally wheels, Pistol Grip shifter and vacuum-operated Air Grabber hood scoop. Purists will argue that 1970 models lack the purity of purpose of the earlier cars, citing the loss of the solid-0er Hemi (hydraulic lifters were now standard) as evidence. Still, most auction buyers will pay extra for a nice 1970 due both to their posh goodies and smaller production numbers. Matching-number Hemi Mopars are hard to find because most saw duty on the drag strip, and to that crowd, changing a blown engine was about the same as a regular guy cleaning his windshield. When looking Sports Car Marker


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for a Hemi Road Runner, be aware of the prevalence of clones and replacement engines, both of which can have a huge impact on price. Real  Hemi-equipped cars contain many special parts particular to the big-block package. These include: • A 26-inch-wide radiator and a corresponding radiator frame support. torque • Reinforced  boxes at the leaf spring perches that were spotwelded at the factory, meaning that signs of torch work suggest a clone conversion. • Rear suspensions with five leaves and two half-leaves on the right side, with six leaves on the left. • Hemi torsion bars are thick, 0.92-inch-diameter units, not the 0.90-inchdiameter ones found on 383 cars. • The K frame, or engine cradle, has a skid plate and the proper engine mounts for a 426. • The rear axle should be a Dana 9-3/4-inch unit. • Metal gas lines and hoses should be 3/8-inch in diameter (Cars with the 383 used 5/16-inch diameter lines.) Hemi Mopars can be verified by the option codes on the fender tags, so a no-excuses, numbers-matching car can and should be authenticated by an expert. Partial VINs were stamped on engines as early as 1968, and on some body parts, like the radiator frame support, the cowl, and the trunk lid weather-strip liner That said, before you drop six figures on a Hemi Road Runner, be aware that both fender and VIN tags have been reproduced, so the best examples will come with a production broadcast sheet to further document legitimacy. All of my own Mopars have had broadcast sheets, which can be extremely helpful in restoring the cars to factory-original specification. It 's no secret that anything tagged "Hemi" is selling like gangbusters right now, and for good reason. The original engine set drag racing records, the name became a touchstone of American auto history, and the brand is now potent enough that DaimlerChrysler is fashioning its entire North American automotive operation around it. This makes a good Hemi Road Runner a strong collectible, a more affordable alternative to a "million-dollar" Hemi 'Cuda. During the first muscle car revival in the late 1980s, Hemi Road Runners generated astounding returns. In 1982 a typical 1969 Hemi Road Runner hardtop sold for around $5,200. By 1991, the average price had shot up to $43,000. A market correction in the early 1990s saw speculators jump off the wagon, but today the muscle car market has rebounded and very good cars can sell for between $50,000 and $60,000, depending on options, originality and provenance. The car pictured here made substantially more than that when it sold for $77k at Rill's Monterey auction last August. Just eight months earlier; at the 2004 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction, it did even better; selling for $105,300. I think it pretty clear what happened here—someone paid a "Speed Channel price" for the car in Arizona and unloaded it at a closer-to-market-correct price after doing a few smoky burnouts over the summer Jam not surprised that this particular car didn't live up to its BarrettJackson selling price and meet its $90k-$120k estimate in Monterey, for a number of reasons. First of all, there are more 1968 and 1969 Hemi Road Runners than the more desirable 1970 models. Secondly, while this car is typical of the breed, it is finished in one of Chrysler 's various hues of metallic green with a green bench seat interior and column-shift automatic—not exactly the most exciting combination. At least the car has the Air Grabber option and decor group with green carpet, horn trim ring and stainless steel trim. A large plus is that it has been restored and documented by a specialist as numbers-matching. But still, for the Arizona six-figure money I would have expected the car to have better options, like bucket seats, power brakes and a console for starters. Being a 1970 model wouldn't have hurt either Even at the $77k Monterey price, the buyer paid a strong premium for matching numbers and correct restoration on a low-option car Still, the way the muscle market has been raging as of late, driving the price of entry for any Hemi-equipped car into the stratosphere, this is just a case of the famous (and oft-discredited) Rick Cole maxim at work: "You can never pay too much, you can only buy too early." (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• February 2005  61


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MUSCLE CARS T 1967 Corvette 1-88 convertible While the Tri-Power, 435-horse 427 engine was the boss on the street, the racer crowd wanted a big block with more power, without the finicky carbs. Chevy responded with the L-88 package. Besides aluminum heads and larger valves for the 427, and the big 4-barrel, it mandated upgraded ignition, transmission, suspension, and brakes, plus Positraction. There was no automatic choke, A/C, or radio. A press release at introduction said: "The L-88 is not an engine for ordinary everyday driving... It is strictly a high-performance engine for competition use." If that isn't a siren's call for a street-racer, I don't know what is.—B.M.C. 1970-72 Chevelle SS-454 LS-6 While the basic SS 454 LS-5 had ample power at 360 hp, it could be had with all the creature comforts that were available in 1970. For the serious racers, the solid-lifter LS-6 was the ticket, as the (conservative) advertised horsepower in those insurance-aware days was 450, with 500 lb-ft of torque to back it up—enough to beat the Hemis and Cobra Jets. On top of that, the bulletproof Turbo-Hydramatic 400 was also available with it. Drop the selector into "D," push the tall skinny pedal into the carpet, and hang on for dear life.—B.M.C. 1967 Camaro Z-28 a homologated TransAm race car. With a short stroke and one of the highest-duration cams ever made by the bow-tie boys, it can easily squeeze out 400 hp and handle high revs that would otherwise grenade the bottom end of its big-block brothers. It's relatively nimble with the upgraded suspension. By 1969, the word was out about the Z-28, and the code became a permanent part of the muscle-car landscape. To purists, '67 was the best year—when it was barely known, not emissions controlled, and didn't even have outside identification.—B.MC. 1965 Chevelle SS-396 Z-16 — In 1965 Chevy introduced the Z-16 package for the Chevelle. Power was supplied by what was essentially the Corvette big-block engine, but with hydraulic valve lifters. All hardtop cars with this engine were built on the beefier convertible chassis, and the package included a number of luxury amenities. All of those goodies pushed the price of the Z-16 package to $1,501. Only three colors were offered: Tuxedo Black, Regal Red, or Crocus Yellow, and only 200 hardtops (plus one convertible) were built. The Z-16 package kept muscle buyers loyal to Chevy, and gave Paul Revere and the Raiders something to write a song about.—B.M.C. 62 Number produced: 201 Price new: $4,148 Weight: 3,115 lb Engine: 396-d V8, 4-bbl Horsepower: 375 Transmission: 4-sp manual 0-60: 6.5 sec 1/4-mile: 14.9 sec. @ 98 mph SCM valuation: $55,000—$85,000 Sports Car Market Why's the smallest-displacement V8 Camaro on this list? Simple, it's Number produced: 602 Price new: $3,273 Weight: 3,220 lb Engine: 302-ci V8, 4-bbl Horsepower: 290 Transmission: 4-sp manual 0-60: 6.9 sec. 1/4-mile: 14.9 sec. @ 100 mph SCM valuation: $35,000--S60,000 Number produced: 4,475 Price new $4,044.95 Weight: 3,452 lb Engine: 454-ci V8, 4-bbl Horsepower: 450 Transmission: 3-op auto, 4-sp manual 0-60: 6.0 sec. 1/4-mile: 13.8 sec. @ 103.8 mph SCM valuation: S55,000—S75,000 Number produced: 20 Price new; $5,822.90 Weight: 3,155 lb Engine: 427-ci V8 ; 4-bbl Horsepower: 430 (unofficially 500) Transmission: 4-sp manual 0-60: 5.0 sec. 1/4-mile: 12.9 sec. @ I 11 mph SCM valuation: $400,000—$650,000 EDITORS' PICKS: Of course, overall vehicle performance for the time—outside of acceleration—was really quite pathetic due to the meager drum brakes, mushy suspensions, and vague steering that some of these cars carried over, unchanged, from their straight-six sedan brethren. To consider that people were actually using these 400 and more horsepower cars as daily drivers is impressive (or scary). And aside from burning rubber whether you meant to or not every time you breathed on the throttle, many of them had finicky carb setups that had trouble holding a normal idle, let alone creeping along in rush-hour traffic without stalling or overheating. But today these regular-use concerns are irrelevant as most of these muscle machines are cruise-night toys rather than grocery - by B Mitchell Carlson, Dave Kinney, and Mont Anne Peterson here were a few special years, from the mid-1960s into the very early 1970s, when nothing seemed to matter more than quarter-mile times, and having a burbling, roaring V8 under the hood. Double and triple carb setups, aggressive cams and free-flowing exhausts were available on nearly every order sheet. getters. With the stratospheric appreciation of muscle cars in the past few years, we're all wishing we'd invested in big blocks ten years ago rather than fly-by-night dot-com stock. Some of these top cars, like the 427 Chevys, Cobra Jet Fords, and Hemi Mopars, have doubled or tripled in just a few years. but there remain some bargains and potential for enjoyment and investment in the second tier of collectibility. In this muscle car digest, we've included the cream of the crop, plus a few still affordable upwardly mobile stragglers with potential. Enjoy.


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tit /hot; L. (1 12 LL1211_1-LL-LILLL- - AILLOIL itil3 BE SOU) 0 11VS11111 - Photo b Dave Freidma The 1963 'Sebring Cobras were the first to use rack and pinion steering and the 289 engine. Recognizable by its unique yellow striping and a cut-away driver's door, CSX 2128 raced as a Shelby American factory team car from 3163-7/63. Sold to Coventry Motors, the car's success during the remainder of the 1963 season prompted Shelby American to buy it back for the 1964 season. Campaigned under three different configurations, this workhorse was among the most successful of the factory team Cobras. Extensively photographed, CSX 2128 appears on the cover of the album "Hey Little Cobra"by the Rip Chords. Shelby factory Team Cobra CU 2128 Roadster n I Lit ' 1934 Boyd Coddington Original 1969 Shelby 61500 Convertible 1966 Dodge Dart Hemi lightweight 1969 Chevy Camaro SS 109 Convertible 1957 Chevy Bet—AirFl Convertible 1969 Chevy Chevelle SS 396 Convertible 19111 Ferrari 330 GTE 1933 Ford IliBey Coupe 1957 Ford T-Bird "E" Roadster 1959 Chevy Corvette Roadster 1857 Oldsmobile 98 Custom Coupe 1965 Pontiac GPO Convertible 1970 Plymouth Coda 1957 fuer Concept Dream Car The one-off Simca Special was the beginning to the fins era, and is one of the most well documented and - influential concept cars ever created. Built in 1957 by Virgil Exner, jr., who was the son of Chryslers legendary chief designer. This eye-popping, space-age project was Exners Masters Thesis from Notre Dame University. It appeared for the first time in the April 1959 Road and Track Magazine, and went on to cause a huge sensation at the prestigious Paris Auto Show later the same year. It has appeared in hundreds of publications, including the 19591960 edition of Automobile Year, and most recently the May 04 issue of Classic and Sports Car Magazine. Fifth Annual Auction OVER 300 OF THE FINEST COLLECTIBLE EUROPEAN SPORTS, AMERICAN MUSCLE CARS, HOT RODS AND CUSTOMS. Friday and Saturday, January 28th and 29th • Time Gates open at 10:00 AM . • Memorabilia Auction Begins at 1:00 PM • Auction of Vehicles to follow until 11.00 PM 18601 North Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255 North Scottsdale, Scottsdale Rd. & Loop 101 Freeway Just off the 101 Loop Freeway and Scottsdale Rd Fre op est Mayo Blvd. Bell Road EVENT SITE Scottsdale Rd. & Mayo Blvd. F anerromwv„ Greenway Road West World 1969 Yenko Camaro  Clone  Thunderbird Road 1956 Ford T-Bird Convertible 1669 Chevy  Camaro RS/SS 228  ° 1972 Ford Mach 1 Coupe 1969 Chevy Camaro Z28 Coupe 1961 Chevy Corvette Roadster 234 1969 Dodge Demi Charger RN Coupe 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS L78 Convertible 61114:"1 1995 Porsche Carrera Cabriolet 1970 Buick Skylark GS Coupe Stage 1 BE A PART OF THE ACTION! VISIT US ONLINE OR CALL TO CONSIGN YOUR VEHICLE TODAY! WWW.HUSSOANDSTEELE.COM 480_ 517_4005 1970 Chevy Chevelle  SS 396 Coupe  1932 Ford Humpback  2 Door Sedan  1929 Ford Roadster Pickup Custom 1962 Chevy Corvette Convertible


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EDITORS PICKS: MUSCLE LARS 1969 Chevrolet Corvette ZL-1 coupe If there was ever a "take no prisoners" Chevy muscle car, this is it. Engine builders at the Tonawanda, NY, plant gave the L-88 427 an aluminum engine block and tuned it for a single task: win any race it was in. While the package was intended more for road courses, it was no slouch on the dragstrip either. This is one of the rarest muscle cars ever built, as only two were produced. Being a generally ready-to-race car, it was neither street legal nor cheap, as the price of just the ZL-1 package cost $4718.35, almost the same as the base Corvette.—B.MC. 1969 Ford Fairlane Torino 428 Cobra Jet Think of the Torino Cobra Jet as Ford's version of the Plymouth Road Runner. Raw, built for a purpose, and not even close to being refined, yet with appointments a step above a base stripper; no flat vinyl door panels here. The ultimate incarnation is the Super Cobra Jet (SCJ), with a tweaked 428 producing a very conservatively rated 335 hp. Available as a hardtop or fastback and weighing in at about 3,500 pounds, they weren't lightweights but they did tear up the quarter mile in their time. An added bonus is that they still look good today.—D.K. 1968-70 Mustang Cobra Jet The Cobra Jet Mustangs and their rarer, harder-to-find brethren the Super Cobra Jets (SCJs) were drag racers mildly disguised as street cars. Take these rated horsepower figures for what they're worth practically nothing as manufacturers were looking for any way possible to satisfy insurance companies by dialing down the ratings while keeping the performance in place. A wide array of options was available for every year of the Mustang, so you might find your CJ with surprising equipment for its time. As a bonus, the Mustang's iconic status combined with original go-fast equipment is a can't-lose combination for future appreciation.—D.K. 1969-70 Ford Mustang Boss 429 In January of 1969, Ford president Bunkie Knudsen turned to Kar Kraft for production of the ultimate go-fast Mustangs, the Boss 429. The Brighton, Michigan, based company built 857 in 1969, the balance in 1970. Every one of the Kar Kraft-built cars carries its own KK429 NASCAR serial number from KK -1201 to KK-2558. Each was basically hand assembled after being pulled off Ford's assembly line and breathed upon by the go-fast folks at Kar Kraft. Hard to find when new and exceedingly rare today, they're on their way to becoming automotive unobtainium.—D.K. 1969 Ford Torino Talladega Perhaps the only production car ever named after a town in Alabama. the Talladegas got their name from the recently opened racetrack. Half a foot longer and appreciably lower than the stock Torino Fastback, the Talladega's nose compares favorably only to Cyrano de Bergerac's. The Talladegas were designed to go fast on oval surfaces taking only left turns—in other words, they were purpose built for NASCAR. Homologation was achieved by building 754 in Royal Maroon, Wimbledon White, or Presidential Blue. Early ones got a 427; later on they advanced to the 429.—D.K. 1963-64 Ford Galaxie 427 They might have been built with the drag strip in mind, but the Daytona 500 is where they shone. The '63 and '64 were the last of the "round tail" design that abruptly changed into the chiseled look of the '65s. As versatile as they were fast, they could be driven to the track, piloted to a win, and then driven home. The ultimate of the series were the 50 factory lightweights, built only at Ford's Atlanta, GA, plant. Beware of lightweights for sale, however, as about 125 of the original 50 built are out there at any given time.—D.K. 64 Number produced: 4,978 Price new: $3,245—$3,730 Weight: 3,769-3,825 lb Engine: 427-ci V8; 4-bbl, 2x4-bbl Horsepower: 425 Transmission: 4-sp manual, 3-sp auto 0-60: 6.9 sec. 1/4-mile: 14.9 sec. @ 96 mph SOA valuation: $25,000-$40,000 Sports Cat Market Number produced, N/A Price new: $3,297 Weight: 3,558 lb Engine: 428-ci 98, 4-bbl Horsepower: 335 Transmission: 3-sp auto 0-60: 7.1 sec. 1/4-mile: 14.7 sec. @ 96 mph SCM valuation: 525,000-535,000 Number produced: 1,357 Price new: $4,932 Weight: 3,375 lb Engine: 429-ci V-8, 4-bbl Horsepower: 375 Tmnsmission: 4-op manual 0-60: 7.1 set. 1/4-mile: 14.1 sec @ 102 mph SCM valuation: $40,000—$65,000 Number produced: N/A Price new: $2,707—$2,920 Weight: 2,861-2,972 lb Engine: 428-ci Ram Air 08 Horsepower: 335 Transmission: 4-sp manual 0-60: 6.9 sec 1/4-mile: 14.5 sec @ 100 mph SCM valuation: $25,000-540,000 Number produced: N/A Price new: $3,139 Weight: 3,490 lb Engine: 428-ci 98, 4-bbl Horsepower: 325 Transmission: 4-op manual, 3-op auto 0-60: 7.8 sec. 1/4-mile: 14.9 sec. @ 95 mph SCM valuation:$13,000—$21,000 Number produced: 2 Price new 59,499.35 Weight: 2,908 lb Engine: 427-ti V8, 4-bbl Horsepower: 430, unofficially 530 Transmission: 4-up manual 0-60: 4.0 sec. 1/4-mile: 12.1 sec @ 116 mph SCM valuation: 5200,000-5250,000


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1970 Plymouth Superbird Hemi Superbirds invite blasphemy. Quite simply, it's hard to talk about them without saying a few "ohmygods" bringing to describe the awesome power. Styling is love-it-or-leave-it, but it has achieved "holy grail" status (along with its older half-sister the Dodge Daytona) among Mopar enthusiasts. Hemi cars are the most desirable, but the 440 V8, especially the 390-horse, provides the same neck-snapping, toupee-losing fun considering the conditions under which most will be driving; and for noticeably less money. If one comes up for sale, go for it. After all, it's always easier to go to the confessional and ask for forgiveness than to get permission.—M.P. 1970-71 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda If Superbirds elicit casual blasphemy, Hemi 'Cudas cause gloriously abject heresies. Enthusiasts get mystical just thinking about them. "Nash Bridges" clones aside, these are highly recognizable, uber-popular, astronomically expensive cars that you want whether you know it or not. Hardtops are still affordable; but really nice convertibles approach a million bucks. There were only 21 droptops in two years of production. For muscle cars, 'Cudas are at the top of the heap.—M.P. Number produced: 759 hardtops, 21 convertibles Price new: $4,035—$4,304 Weight: 3,395-3,480 Engine: 426-ci V8, 2x4-bbl Horsepower: 425 Iran smission: 3-up auto, 4-up manual 0-60: 5.6 sec. 1/4-mile: 13.1 sec. @ 101 mph SCM valuation: $70,000 — 1968-69 Dodge Charger RhT Okay, you can whistle "Dixie" while you read this. You'll be hearing a lot more of it when the Dukes of Hazzard careens onto the big screen. In anticipation of increased General Lee enthusiasm, the Charger R/T makes the list; though it is the opinion of many that the Stars and Bars didn't improve the Charger at all; it was already cool enough. These bigblock cars are for going really fast on really straight roads. The late-'60s Charger has intimidating covered headlights and what many consider to be the sleekest shape of the late sixties muscle cars. I'll take mine in black, please.—MR 1957 Chrysler 300C Chrysler's striking 1957 300C belongs on the list not only as a representative of Chrysler's letter cars of the late '50s and early '60s, but as the original spark of Mopar muscle. The muscle cars to follow were the logical consequence of this Exner-inspired beauty, if not in form at least in function. The powerful 300C was not only valued for its performance, but also for its standard-setting luxury and striking appearance. Chrysler's new 300C is a hit, and has created even more interest in the original.—MR 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A, Plymouth 'Cuda AAR tr*-7441  i _ Number produced: 1,767 hardtops, 484 convertibles Price new: 54,929-55,359 Weight: 4,235-4,390 lb Engine: 392-ti V8, 2x4-bbl Horsepower: 375-390 Transmission: 3-sp manual, 3-up auto 0-60: 1.7 sec. 1/4-mile: N/A SCM valuation: $25,000434,000 Number produced: 37,722 Price New: $3,506—$4,240 Weight: 3,576-3,646 lb Engine: 426-ci V8, 440-ci V8 ; 3x2-bbl, 2x4-bbl Horsepower: 375-425 Transmission: 3-op automatic 0-60: 5.3 sec. (425-hp 426) 1/4-mile: 13.5 sec. @ 105 mph (426) SCM valuation: 515,000—S28,000 base, $48,000—$77,000 Hemi $120,000 Number produced: 1935, Price new 54,298 base Weight: 3,785 lb Engine 426-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 2x4-bbl, 4-bbl Horsepower: 325-425 Transmission: 4-sp manual, 3-sp auto 0-60: 4.8 sec. (425-hp 426) 1/4-mile: 14.3 @ 105 mph SCM valuation: $55,000-585,000 base ; S70,000-5120,000 Hemi The small-block, Six Pack 'Cuda AAR and Challenger T/A represent perhaps the most drivable of the Mopar burners. AAR stood for All American Racing, Dan Gurney's team responsible for the Trans Am competition cars. The T/A and its stablemate, the 'Cuda AAR were equipped with heavy-duty suspensions and manual 4-speed transmissions with Hurst shifters. Recent Mopar madness has swept these special-edition cars into the whirl. They bring classic muscle looks and heritage without being uncomfortably tweaked for the street — MR 1968-70 AMC AMX The two-seat AMX is AMC's greatest contribution to muscle-cardom, and one of its only real attempts to break into the market so heavily dominated by the big three. In this case, putting all the eggs in one basket worked well for AMC. Though the AMX today is not the most recognizable muscle car, its good looks and relative rarity make it something of a show-stopper. Even in excellent condition, they're still affordable, and damn fast too, especially with the 390-ci V8. The Go-Pack cars are the most desirable, adding the roof-stripe option, disc brakes and either the 343 V8 or the 390 V8—MP • February 2005 Number produced: 19,134 Price new: $3,245-55,994 Weight: 3,097 lb Engine: 290-d V8, 343-ci V8, 360-ci V8, 390-ci V8; 4 - bbl Horsepower: 220-340 hp Transmission: 4-up manual 0-60: 390 V-8: 6.9 seconds (390) 1/4-mile: 15.2 sec. @ 109 mph (390) SCM valuation: $12,000-520,000 65 Number produced: 2,399 T/A, 2,724 AAR Price new: 54,056 (T/A) Weight: 3,118 lb (T/A) Engine: 340-ci V8, 3x2-bbl Horsepower: 290 Transmission: 4-up manual 0-60: 5.9 sec. 1/4-mile: 14.5 sec. @ 100 mph SCM valuation: $35,000—$55,000


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ohntocredit: LAT Arc hive photocre dit: LAT Arc hive photocredit: Ita ldesio n CHRISTIE'S INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CARS The ex-Works, 24H Le Mans entry 1982 Porsche 956 Group C Rocecar    Estimate: Eu800,000 - 1,200,000 The 1972 Geneva Motor Stow 1972 Maserati Boomerang Concept Car Coachwork by Giugiaro for ltaldesign Estimate: Eu700,000 - 900,000 The ex-Works, Le Mons ft World Sportscar Championship  1984 Lancia LC2 Group C Racecar  Estimate: Eu400,000 - 600,000  1966 Grand Prix de Paris, 1967 Rollye des Vosges 1964 Lancia Flavia Sport Zagato Competizione Estimate: Eu50,000-70,000 EXCEPTIONAL MOTOR CARS AT RETROMOB1LE Auction  Paris, 12 February 2005  Enquiries  Philip Kantor  +32 (0)476 879 471  pkantorachristies.com  Forthcoming Sales 21 March 2005, London Agrement 01/003 www.christies.com Rupert Banner +44 (0)20 7389 2851 rbanner(achristies.com Christie's Christie's 9, avenue Matignon 75008 Paris Catalogues +33 (0)1 40 76 85 61


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Market Reports Overview 1. 1930 Bentley Speed Six tourer, $5,109,665, CLM, p. 102 2. 1928 Bentley 4-1/2 Liter Bobtail, $2,023,065, CIM , TOP SALES THIS ISSUE GTO crosses the block at Mecum's St. Charles auction J ust like swallows returning to Capistrano every March, in January collector car enthusiasts begin their trek to Arizona. For some, it's a quick plane trip, generally from some snowbound northern clime. For others, it's a long tow, with the results of thousands of hours of restoration sweat on the trailer behind them. And these days, for literally millions more, it's a quick click of the remote to bring up Speed Channel's coverage of Barrett-Jackson. Since the very first broadcast in 1997, I have had the opportunity to be one of the commentators for this show, and what a ride it's been. Franlcly, if I weren't on assignment, chances are I would never spend so many hours sitting and watching every car cross the block. (This year, the coverage has been boosted again, to 24 hours of live broadcasting). But watching every transaction, and watching from our eagle's nest at the back of the hall, I've watched some distinct changes come over the auction block during. Up until two years ago, during prime time, the stage was inhabited by the usual cast of "dealers and stealers," as Don Williams would call them. Nearly every single car over $100,000 sold to a recognizable face. But now it's different. Prime time is when the freshly-minted bad boys with fat wallets show up, determined to "buy a car on Speed" to entertain and impress the folks sitting in front of their big screen TVs (plasma only please, 50-inch minimum) in their multimedia rooms. And the auctioneering team at Barrett knows exactly what is going on. Last year, while some relatively unremarkable '60s Camaro was being bid to essentially twice its retail value, the ringman turned to the underbidder and told him, "raise your bid for the folks back home." And the gentleman did just that. I'm not going to spend time worrying about whether this kind of buying is good or bad for the market. It simply is the market, a newly-emerging facet that is as important as the results of the Monterey, Auburn, London or Gstaad events. Frankly, if you've got plenty of dough, why not blow a little of it buying yourself five minutes of prime-time exposure on the most-watched car show on the face of the earth?—ED.• BY THE NUMBERS Total Sales $14 — On millions) 1930 Bentley Speed Six tourer scmBest Buys 1. 1966 Ford GT 350H Mustang, $19,950, M, p. 74 2. 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4A, $136,183, CEA p. 107 3. 1932 Studebaker Model 91, $88,000, RM, p. 82 4. 1934 Rolls-Royce 20/25 hp Limo, $40,860, B, p. 88 5.1969 Ferrari 3652+2, S34,592, CL, p.99 p. 102 3. 1956 Aston Martin DBSS racer, $1,647,305, CLM, p. 104 4. 1919 Sunbeam Tourist Trophy, $882,365, CLM, p. 102 5. 1930 Duesenberg Model J, $880,000, RM, p. 80 6. 1931 Bentley 8 Liter tourer, $573,705, CLM, p. 102 7. 1975 Porsche Carrera 3.0 RSR, $479,765, GM, p.106 8. 1910 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, $434,775, B, p. 88 9. 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C alloy, $384,100, CL, p. 98 10. 1992 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI, $373,980, CL, p. 98 1966 Ford GT 350H Mustang iNSide Mecum, St. Charles, IL, (M)  RM Auctions, Elkhart, IN, (RM)  03 Mecum. St Charles  00 VI 02 03 RM. Elkhart  00 01 02 00 04  Bonhams, Henley  00 VI 0203 '04  Christie's. London  00 VI 02 03 04 Christie s, Le Mans Bonhams, Henley-on-Thames, UK, (B)  Christie's, London, UK, (CL)  Christie's, Le Mans, FR, (CLA4)  SCM 1 6 Scale  - Condition Rutin.:  1. National contours standard/perfect  2: Ver •ood, club concours, some small flaws  3: Average daily driver in decent condition  4: Still a driver but with some a..arent flaws  p. 68 p. 78 p. 86 p. 94 p. 102 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good onl for 'arts


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Mecum Auctions St. Charles, IL MECUM Mecum Auctions Fall Premier Pheasant Run Lodge, St. Charles, Illinois October 21-23, 2004 Auctioneers: .. Mark Delzell, Mike Hagerman, Jim Landis Number of automotive lots: Number of automotive lots sold: Soles rate: Sales total: High sale:   Buyer's premium: S300 on lots up to 55,499, $500 on lots $5,500 to $9,999, and 5% on those $10,000 and up (included in prices of sold lots). by Daniel Grunwald Market opinions in italics A number of things seemed different this year at Mecum's big Chicago-area fall sale. Foremost, there were far fewer true hot rods than in the past, and fewer restored shoebox Chevys. I also felt that, regarding the muscle cars consigned, the volume was definitely up but the quality was down. Restorations in general were not as crisp, and the bidding prices reflected that. Could it be that some of the muscle-car guys are deciding that when it comes to reliving their automotive youth, it's either perfect condition or nothing? The Mecum sale was still filled with the American muscle that is their specialty. A number of rare Mopars as well as Ford and bowtie offerings were presented. There were enough significant automobiles offered to quench the thirst of Midwest muscle-car fanatics until spring. The Mopars brought strong bids and still seem to be climbing in value. However, a fair number of the muscle cars I'd seen at past auctions, both sold and unsold, were back here again trying to find new owners. s the auction season draws to an end, it is appropriate to look for trends that may be emerging in the collector car field. Evaluating them may help us know what to buy, hold, or cut loose. A There was also a renewed presence, and interest, in high-quality old classics. A wellrestored classic has an allure that the '50s and '60s high-volume cars cannot match. The classic automobile market has been a little flat for a while now, but based on the rumblings here I feel that we may be seeing some new interest from a whole new crowd. Keep an eye on Arizona in January and see if this holds true. 68  532 274 52% $8,246,972 Lot F30, 1963 Corvette 1-06 Coupe, sold at $215,000 COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONEERS The sale skirted the weather issues this weekend quite nicely. It was a beautiful day on Thursday, and Friday was rather nice as well, but it rained hard through early Saturday. The drizzle continued through the opening warm-up session of signed posters and photos and neon stuff. About the time the cars started running through on Saturday, the rain quit and the sun was back out. All available seating was filled in the large building, with standing room only during the peak sale hours. Many of the muscle cars were offered at reserves that seemed unrealistically high, especially on the #2 and below cars, so despite the packed house and enthusiastic bidding, the sales rate was down to just 52%. There were very few great deals here, as many sellers were stubbornly rejecting current market values, willing to hang on for the big dollars that might come tomorrow. As with most collecting fields, after the initial red mist of "I'm buying a few muscle cars, I don't care what kind," wears off, and people realize that they cannot own one of every item that they desire, they become more discerning collectors. They get tuned into what really hits their hot buttons, and they start looking for really superior examples. Great cars keep bringing greater prices, and average cars with obvious needs, as here, will often go begging when reserves are set too optimistically. As we've said many times before, auction buyers are dream buyers, not project acquirers. just starting to go south. TDs are the absolute perfect car for 50-mile weekend trips. Any fiirther than that and you will either break down or get tired of being passed by VW Microbuses and just pull into an ale house. #C429-1953 JAGUAR XK120 DHC. S/N 677294. British Racing Green/tan. Odo: 5,536 miles. Door gaps are off, with dent in the center of right-side door panel. Most chrome is weak but not pitted. Soft top and tonneau have stains There were a number of bidders/dealers here who brought their own copies of SCM and I saw them reading them during the sale. One of the best things about SCM, other than the astute and handsome reporters (!), is that we're the only publication that personally examines every car we cover, and also includes VINs for every car we write up. By looking at other recent sale reports—either in your back issues or in the SCM GOLD online database—cars that have become auction queens can often be spotted, helping you decide what kinds of questions you need to ask of a seller before raising your hand. That alone is worth many times the subscription price.—D. G. and small tears. Seats show patina, but leather still soft. Pitted chrome on steering wheel. Good dash with some evidence of under-dash wiring repairs. Said to be a good runner. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $44,000. Another pu=ling no-sale. The amount offered was about right for the condition. #A82-1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MK1 convertible. S/N HBJ7L1493. Red/tan. Odo: 73,980 miles. California history. Twin SU carbs. Lots of paint chips, especially at driver's door and front of hood. Fuel overfill has damaged paint. Most chrome good. Rightside dash fabric pulling loose, air vent tubes and wiring hanging loose under dash. Wood ENGLISH #C445-1952 MG TD convertible. S/N 17146. Red/tan. Odo: 57,490 miles. Generally very good paint; stone-chipped left wheelwell area. Most chrome shows light pitting. Passenger door shuts hard. New seats and carpet. Undercarriage looks solid, possibly because of all the oil leaks. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $16,900. Shows well. Said to have $25k of restoration work. Looks to have been driven and enjoyed. Seller was wise to cut it loose and let the new owner replace the chrome that is steering wheel is worn. Headliner edging on hardtop is bad. Luggage rack on trunk, extra steering wheel and lots of tune-up books inside. Discount-store Kraco tape deck does not inspire confidence. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $22,000. Could be a decent driver ff you can overlook all the cosmetic issues and aren't too tempted to try and fix them. This fair bid for the condition should have been accepted. The Big Healeys you see bringing $50k and up are in a whole different league. Sports Car Market


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Mecum Auctions St. Charles, IL #A127-1974 TRIUMPH TR6 convertible. S/N CF22945U. Maroon/tan. Odo: 70,005 miles. Twin SU carbs rather than Strombergs. Good panel gaps; some wear to chrome. Windshield stone-chipped. Nice paint. New top torn in both quarter-window areas. Seats torn in lower corners, no bolster padding. Cracked weatherstripping. Undercarriage nr.7.■ blacked out. Engine clean—not greasy but not detailed either. Overall acceptable and original looking. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,975. Looks to have been driven and enjoyed and then some new parts purchased but poorly installed. Needs another new top and interior as well as quality installation. A touch on the high side for condition, but not hurtful. These cars are definitely creeping up in value, especially the concours-ready ones. Which this wasn't. #A61-1988 CLASSIC ROADSTERS SEBRING convertible. S/N 1RMCB891151F000591. Red/black. Odo: 12,301 miles. Healey replica. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto, a/c. Surprisingly good panel fit for a kit- type car. Good chrome and paint. Burn hole in console carpet. Well finished; looks to be original mileage. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $13,912. Generally resembles an Austin-Healey 3000; made by Classic Roadsters. Should have good performance and make a fun driver For the owners who want an old-car look but none of the troubles or discomforts. I wonder if the perfect car for a Classic Roadster owner is really a Prowler with an extended warranty. GERMAN #C433-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 121040109501081. Creme/ red. Odo: 79,758 miles. 4-sp. Right door slightly wide at bottom. Rockers look solid, but some evidence of filler around tops of doorjambs. Good paint, all-new chrome. Some paint chips at edge of hood and edges of wheel rims. Passenger seat bottom pulled a little tight on reupholstering; otherwise interior is excellent, including the chrome seat hinges. Cosmetically a very nice car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $45,100. 190SLs are ideal for collectors who like the 300SL's styling but are on more of a budget. Many mechanical components were borrowed straight from the 190 sedan, so just don't expect to go anywhere fast. This was a surprisingly high price given the imperfections. There are always a few 190SLs for sale, and they range from $15,000 to $85,000 depending on condition and number of excited bidders in the room. There were at least two of those here. #A78-1967 PORSCHE 911S coupe. S/N 306369. Watermelon/black. Odo: 67,322 miles. Stock engine replaced with 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Engine conversion looks cosmetically stock from outside. Good paint with a few minor chips in the front. All of the blackpainted trim is chipping. Some interior trim tears. Recaro seats, Momo steering wheel. Lots of added dash gauges. Looks to be a neat and well-executed conversion. Idled for a long time THE ULTIMATE METAL GARAGE CABINETS ANA lkGARAGE EN HAN SOLID MAPLE  PULL-OUT BUTCHER BLOCK TOP FASTENER DRAWER PULL-OUT SHELVES PRECISION BA BEARING SLIDES-4 BALDHEAD CABINET COMPANY, INC. 17290 Newhope Street • Fountain Valley, CA 92708 Telephone: 877366.2253 • www.BaldheadCabinets.com February 2005


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Mecum Auctions St. Charles, IL with steady water temp gauge. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $15,500. Looks stock but really attracts a crowd when the engine starts. Not annoyingly loud but whines like a giant turbo. The 180-hp stock Porsche now puts out 375 American horses. The Porsche guys will hate this but if the handling is good it should eat up the stock Porsches all day long. This HAS to be fun pulling up next to a Corvette. Having said that, these cars aren't known to bring great resale value. Owner wanted $ 18k. Good thing Schrager wasn't around; he probably would have bought it just to crush it. #D350-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304412020013. Red/tan. Odo: 55,632 miles. Auto. Paint chips on hood edge and on center left of hood. Uneven chrome on bumper guards; grille dented; rear bumpers look pushed-out and uneven. Some full records included. Trunk slightly wide on left. Some tiny stone chips on hood as well as windshield. Engine is clean as mileage driven would expect. Recaro seats show some patina. Engine updates by Ruf said to bring original 282 hp up to 344. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $63,000. Slant-nose 911 Turbos are already quite rare, and the No. 1 Ruf pedigree will bring a significant premium, so the high price isn't surprising. They also have a reputation for being hand grenades on wheels, so I suggest the new owner gets his jollies and then sells the car quick. Before the pin is pulled. #A225-1997 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA S coupe. S/N WP0AA2997V5322483. Black/ black. Leather seats have some patina. Interior excellent. Paint and panel fit are factory-new; a riveted-on flares and numerous engine mods. Also full racing harness, fire system, roll cage, and lightweight seats. Doesn't appear to have a key ignition; tachometer has been replaced with a giant Auto Meter unit. Good paint and appearance for a race car; shows only a few nicks and chips. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $28,770. Full race prep and big rear wing. In better condition than most race cars I see at these sales. These cars are fast but they trade in a very thin market. This was neither the place nor the time for this car to sell, although the bid wasn't crazy low. AMERICAN few hood chips are the exception. Said to have the 15,000-mile service done with records. Looked well cared-for and ready to drive anywhere. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $48,563. Just a used car but a very nice one this time. Price on the high side of the market, and there's no shortage of these cars around to choose from. ITALIAN #A65-1970  INTERMECCANICA light pitting on the window trim. New seats, sagging map pockets. Dents around clock trim, paint chips around radio. Center gauge cluster clouded up. Dents in rocker trims. Very dirty engine. Fluid leaks on undercarriage. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $16,000. Last year of the 280SL. The owner couldn't even wash the car before the sale to remove the storage dirt. It just didn't give much confidence in the care of this car Maybe a slightly low bid, but enough considering the presentation. #X9-1988 PORSCHE 911 TURBO RUF coupe. S/N W09TA0348JPR06001. Red/ black. Odo: 6,841 miles. Slant-nose 911 with updates by Ruf. Ruf S/N 001. Said to have ITALIA convertible. S/N 500671. Red/black. Odo: 42,158 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Paint shows okay, but poor masking is evident. Overspray on the black interior is evident at the doorjamb. Right door panel is coming loose. Taillight trim worn. Very wavy grille opening. Seat covers are good; deteriorated console trim, door weatherstrips coming off. All of the pedal covers are either gone or falling off from extreme wear. Engine bay painted black, looks uncared for. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $22,000. Italian car with the infamous American smallblock V8 running gear; only 425 built from 1968 to 1972. Auctioneers played it up for its rarity. The owner wanted $30k. In this condition it should have sold at $22k. #A189-1972 DETOMASO PANTERA coupe. S/N THPNLS01809. Red/black. Odo: 27,976 miles. 35 I -ci V8, 4-bbl, 5-sp. A race-prepped car that comes complete with 70  two years. Sold as simply a Roosevelt, this car was originally built as a low-priced Marmon in Indiana. Marmon built the famous Sixteen, that put out 200 hp from a 490-ci, all-aluminum overhead-valve engine that would run 100 mph. This car was not quite that exotic and though complete it was indeed a barn find that hopefully will someday be restored to glory. This is where every nut-and-bolt restoration starts. The purchase price was merely the down payment. #A47-1931 FORD MODEL A pickup roadster. S/N A4402182. Dark green/black. Odo: 8 miles. Old rust painted over at the hood hinges; one large paint chip in front. Otherwise nice paint. Good panel fit and doors fit well. New chrome at horn button and instrument area. Somewhat dull speedometer. Door chrome handles show rust. Surface rust at radiator; water leaking at hose. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $19,950. A very attractive truck that brought Sports Car Market #A85-1929 MARMON ROOSEVELT coupe. S/N S711480. Green. Odo: 46,598 miles. 211-ci 18, 3-sp. No chrome and very little paint left. Large dents in the bodywork, lots of heavy surface rust. Much of the wood in the top is gone and the remnants of the interior smell like it has housed a collection of rodents through the years. Looks pretty complete but needs everything. Cond: 5-. SOLD AT $5,600. A pretty rare car that was for only built for


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Mecum Auctions St. Charles, IL Nice wood in and out. Dual sidemounts. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $76,000. Said to have been one of only 34 woodies made by GM in this year A very attractive and complete car that is still capable of wining many best-of-show trophies. Bid was respectable. The woody market is strong, but thin. You don't want to have too many of them at the same event. lots of attention all the way to the final hammer Even having to push it up to the block didn't dampen the bidding. Are old pickups the next hot spot in the market? #X27-1934 CHEVROLET WOODY WAGON. S/N CA593754. Creme/black/tan. Odo: 15,943 miles. 16, 3-sp. Hood fits wide in places and has numerous chips at edges. Driver's door hangs low and closes hard. Some stitching on the full side curtains is coming out. #X28-1939 CHEVROLET MASTER DELUXE WOODY. S/N JA033614. Brown/ brown. Odo: 77,421 miles. 216-ci 16, 3-sp. Good paint but some surface scratching on hood—polish and wax may remove. Small radio antenna but no radio. Very good wood inside and out. Paint and chrome super. 1997 AACA national first-place winner. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $110,000. Still in top condition today and a sure crowd-pleaser and showwinner Lots of enthusiastic bidding, but no sale. #X19-1941 BUICK ROADMASTER convertible. S/N 13977054. Creme yellow/maroon leather. Odo: 266 miles. 320-ci 18, 2x 1 -bbl, 3sp. Perfect, except for minor paint chip at trim stone chips on the windshield. Some paint scratches on the steering column. Antenna but no radio. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $67,500. There were three of these very nice woodies in this sale and none of them sold despite what seemed like very lair offers. I wonder if there had only been one if it would have done better #X15-1940 FORD DELUXE WOODY wagon. S/N 7386. Brown/light brown. Odo: 78,600 miles. V8, 3-sp. Dinged paint on rear tire carrier; a tiny dent in hood trim. Spotlight; behind left door. AACA national first in 2002, scored 98.9. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $99,750. Great car. Surprisingly, many under-50-year- We .cele ateamd, and /wed/meal OM,ete, GAeat Cleaves: 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L (Lusso) Freshly restored, multiple Concours winner. Highly valuable car. $P.O.A. 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Multiple Concours winner and 1 of only 600 produced. Simply gorgeous. $150,900. 1939 Rolls Royce Von Vooran 1960 Porsche 356B 'Outlaw' 1963 Plymouth Max Wedge 1965 Fuel-Injected Corvette Corm 1966 Alfa Romeo Spider 1966 Corvette Coupe 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Hemi 1969 Porsche 911E/S 1997 Ferrari 355B Arriving Soon! New Ford GT - red 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/2 cam w/ 6 carbs - A short nose 275 that has been with the original owner since 1968. $P.O.A. 1963 Fuel Injected 327 Corvette - Split-window Riverside Red-on-red numbers matching beauty. $P.O.A. 26181 Avenida Aeropuerto San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 • (949) 496-3000 Virtual showroom: www.familyclassiccars.com


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Mecum Auctions , St. Charles, IL olds were looking at this one. Sold strong, as it should have. Hope the new owner is ready for just how horribly this old boat will drive. But that's all part of the vintage experience. #X33-1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E53F001100. White/red. Odo: 5,791 miles. 235-ci 16, triple 1-bbl carbs, 2-sp auto. Carbs and 6-volt battery look new. All else looks in original condition. Scratches and pitting in all chrome. Horizontal glass scratches at top edge of windshield. Paint is awful, with cracks and large pieces falling out. Interior seat covers look pretty good but all to allow the new owner to suffer the imperfections without feeling like his wallet had been snookered. #A124-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR coupe. S/N VC57S298127. Black/black. 283ci V8, 4-bbl, 2-sp auto. The front bumper and hood have a couple of really weak new chrome areas. Nice trim, no dents. Tiny paint chips at front of hood. Tinted glass. Excellent dash and interior with some pitting on the door handle. Wind wings, a/c, and two tops. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $38,500. This has an especially nice interior which is somewhat unusual in the T-Birds I see. On the high side given the base engine and visual flaws, but with a little work car can move up to a I- or 2+, and the price will be more easily justified. inside chrome pitted; dull gauge faces. Carpet looks like worn original. Top looks pretty good. Engine looks fairly clean. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $97,500. Said to be #100 offirst-year Corvette production. Pro-Team Corvette Sales "Don't Touch" placards placed all over car What is originality worth? In this case, a six-figure number. It's interesting to see these first-gen Corvettes being treated like rolling sculptures, which they are, rather than sports cars, which they definitely aren #A81-1956 CHEVROLET NOMAD wagon. S/N VC56L0011567. Candy Red/white pearl/3-color leather. Odo: 982 miles. 509-ci V8, blower, auto. 900 hp. Fit of the right door was slightly off. Spectacular paint. Louvered hood 4. NOT SOLD AT $47,000. Looks to be heavy older repaint that is not holding up at all. Said to be all matching numbers. Started and ran well despite its cosmetic condition. Appears to be complete. A project that should have been cut loose at the bid price without regret. #A49-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N D7FH240202. Red/red. Odo: 75,674 miles. 312-ci V8, 2x4-bbl carbs, 3-sp. Shiny paint with overspray all over, some touched-up chips at the front. The right rocker-to-door fit is poor. Chrome shows weak, worn-through and wavy in places. Very rough interior—tears, sags, pitted chrome trims, bad with blower sticking up through it. Spotless interior. 3-tone leather much like '60s Pontiacs. Autorama 2004 winner. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $44,500. An unraced drag-style car that is far too luxurious for racing but certainly looks capable. Lots of chrome. Quality hot-rod show car throughout. Huge money invested but only practical for car shows. Even so, this bid was not nearly enough. #S12-1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N M6FH310173. White/white/ black. 292-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Small crack and paint chips on driver's door. Misfit windshield trim clip; heavy scratches on continental kit. Redone interior with newer tape deck. Engine detailed with some paint missing on the intake. 72  padded dash, loose handles. Very dirty engine with new brake booster unit installed. Comes with both tops. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $17,692. I really don't have confidence in this candidate. Pretty and shiny Resale Red on the surface, but I'm afraid to look too much deeper than that. On the other hand, the price was cheap enough Sports Car Market #A30-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E57S100401. Cascade Green/beige. Odo: 76,249 miles. 283-ci V8, 283 hp, Fl, 3-sp. Poor trunk fit on the right, misfit right headlight trim to body. Lots of paint crackling, cracks, and chips. Most chrome shows some pitting, especially heavy on the grille. Driver's door panel coming apart at seams; poor carpet possibly original. Crack in the speedometer lens, dull gauge lenses. Cond: MI1112110111!ft*Mtvenstpos.m.--- Very nice detailed engine; some paint off the intake. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $28,000. Nice restoration with a couple of needs but nothing serious. Ready for local shows, or just drive and enjoy it a lot. Could have been sold, as the bubble has burst for '55-'58 Chevs and plain Janes like this are going nowhere in value. #S30-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E57S101144. Venetian Red/ creme coves/red. Odo: 61,614 miles. 283-ci V8, 283 hp, FI, 3-sp. Slight scratching on the rear bumper. Chrome on the windshield header is weak; pitting on passenger door handle. Front bumper guard loose. Engine bay very good. Seat upholstery wrinkled; weak chrome on dash knobs. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $68,000. This 10-year-old, body-off restoration could use a few small, rather inexpensive details to be a #1 car Considering that, the buyer found a good deal here. #S15-1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA convertible. S/N F58S229163. Turquoise/blue. Odo: 178 miles. 348-ci V8, 3x2-bbl. Hood-to


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Mecum Auctions St. Charles, IL cowl gap is wide and the fender-to-door gap varies. Very nice paint, except for some tiny pinholes. Dents in dash trim. The engine bay is clean with evidence of a leak at the thermostat housing with some rust showing. Power windows, fender skirts, continental kit. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $65,000. A vet:v goodlooking cruise-night car. With some time and money it will show even better. The dash parts can be difficult but the rest should be easy. Given the uneven condition, the bid was more than plenty. #S19-1959 CHEVROLET IMPALA convertible. White/red. Odo: 38 miles. 348-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Body-off restored. Highly $32k. I can't imagine any sane reason not to sell it at that price. #S8-1965 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE coupe. S/N 136675K171591. Yellow/tan. 502ci V8, Fl, auto. Slight orange peel on cowl, small paint flaw at right side by door; otherwise excellent paint. Custom air suspension with tubular front A-arm suspension. Auto Meter gauges, a/c. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $72,450. Not original configuration of this car—it's just so easy to buy Fl units and install them to have an instant collectible. #S4-1962 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX coupe. S/N 962S2163. Black/black. Odo: 27,466 miles. 421-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Thick black paint with many chips and flaws, looks very shiny from 30 feet but not pretty up close. Chrome shows no dents but only fair plating. Interior is difficult. Dirty console, lower optioned AACA national winner. Chromedover roughness at both rear window frames. Otherwise, this car appeared great. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $80,850. The '59 Chevy is the poster child for Chevrolet '60s taillight-and-fin design, and this is certainly one of the best cars of that year Great cars bring great money. #F10-1959 CHEVROLET BEL AIR hardtop coupe. S/N D59JL32301. Red/white/ gray. Odo: 34,655 miles. 283-ci V8, Fl, 4-sp. A rare car featuring fuel injection in a full-sized Chevrolet. Body-off restored to a very high standard. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $40,000. This was a very rare and costly (about $500) option on these cars. With the quality of the restoration, this could be the best buy here. I would like to see some documentation concerning the dash dents, rattle-can paint. Steering wheel cracked and discoloring, padded dash cracked. Rust visible on the roll-down window trim. Engine clean but not detailed. Smells of gas underhood, looks like front carb is leaking. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $32,000. As stated, a good looker from 30 feet. All of the problems will require lots of dollars and time to rectify. Someone must have really liked this car to bid THE WORLD'S BIGGEST & BEST JAGUAR WEB SITE LARGEST INVENTORY OF ALL MODELS http://www.docsjags.com/ DOCS JAGS -Na 1 it., ..J.ekti4ekizs WORLDWIDE TEL: (480) 951-0777 FAX: (480) 951-3339, AZ RESTORATION CENTER (623) 869-8777 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ ASK FOR "DOC" • E-mail doc@docsjags.com 74  and flaws. Side plexiglass quarter-windows are cracking; windscreen shows stone chips. Newlooking seats; floor shift lacking trim. Engine compartment looks dirty as driven. New wires running everywhere. Blacked-out undercarriage. A/c. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $19,950. Sports Car Market a radical custom but a custom car nonetheless. Butter-soft leather interior could make you want to sit naked, but don't do it unless you own the car. Huge price, but this auction was full of this kind of surprise. #F26-1966 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS convertible. S/N 138676K122234. Red/ white. Odo: 13 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Fit of passenger door and hood is off. Very good paint and chrome. New interior with knee knocker tach. Engine as-new, including the no-rust exhaust manifolds. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $60,000. One of the best-styled Chevelles in my opinion, and an excellent restoration. Deserving of the high dollars it brought. #A92-1966 FORD GT 350H MUSTANG fastback coupe. S/N 6F09A257205. Black/ gold/black. Odo: 53,129 miles. 289-ci V8, 4bbl, 4-sp. Hood fits poorly, no hinge springs; driver's door is misfit as well. Side Talbot-style mirrors are pitted and the left one is loose. Front bumper area has black-painted fiberglass aero add-ons. Thick paint, with numerous chips


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Mecum Auctions St. Charles, IL Somewhat confusing. Said to be 35 I-ci engine on the block but looked like the stock 289-ci, 271-hp version to me. Said also to have never been restored. That would depend on your definition of restoration. In any event, super cheap, so if it was a real GT 350, it was the steal of the show #A191-1966 FORD GT40 REPLICA coupe. S/N GTD09988. Red/black. Odo: 2,670 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 5-sp. A well-executed kit with some of the typical varying panel fit. Smiths gauges and racing dash and harness No prior racing damage visible. Engine balanced, blueprinted, and flowed. Requires 100octane. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $10,750. Looks ready to go Formula V vintage racing. Other than with a go-kart, there is no cheaper way to go open-wheel racing. Cheap enough if there are no surprises. #C352-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE with removable steering wheel and Plexiglas side and rear windows. Clean engine and racing suspension. Built to be raced; doesn't look streetable without much modification. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $39,000. Very clean and cared-for but this is still a hard sell, especially here. However, from about 300 feet away, you could probably fool someone into thinking you owned a new Ford GT. Maybe. coupe. S/N 194377S106016. Red/black. Odo: 71,446 miles. 427-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Most gaps good but left headlight misfit. Paint chipped on rear deck and hood, cracked at the headlight corners and left wheel well. Left bumper shows lots of scratches. Console cracked; chrome seat hinge hardware pitted. Engine and undercarriage are detailed and very clean, with only a few miles since. Wood telescopic wheel, a/c. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $65,362. Said to be a The Guild of Automotive Restorers canditiaf, 4 onq zerd,tiny,piitement  Colorado three-owner car Clean overall with a few .flaws and good options. Strong dollars bid here for the condition, but big-block 'Vettes continue to be strong. #X24-1968 PLYMOUTH ROADRUNNER HEM! coupe. S/N RM21J8G189005. Orange/ black/gray. Odo: 53,473 miles. 426-ci Hemi V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Claimed original miles. #C448-1967 ZINC FORMULA V open-wheel race car. White/maroon/black. Racing history. Very nice paint and bodypanel fit for any car, much less a race car. Reconditioned in 2002. Chrome VW wheels. Front door gaps appear slightly wide. A few very slight flaws in paint but still better than factory. New Accel plug wires. Govier to, ge,ft,,4 happy, _ 411-44voriLtucio''''' At the Guild we fulfill our clients desires on a daily basis. The Guild restores truly great automobiles from a client base that spans North America. No matter whether the object of your desire is a 1930 Cadillac Roadster, a 1959 Buick Electra or a 1969 Hemi Cuda, The Guild has the expertise, the craftsmen and the enthusiasm to appease your longing. If your special car has sat gathering dust in the back of your garage, or worse, in the back of a shop that you had entrusted to realize your dream for you, give us a call We can help, and we arrange all of the shipping requirements from your garage to our shop and back. As always, we are looking forward to hearing from you. Cheers, David Grainger, Janice Stone. Proprietors. 44 Bridge St PO Box 1150, Bradford, Ontario. L3Z 2B5 - 905-775-0499 www.guildclassiccars.com February 2005 75


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Mecum Auctions St. Charles, IL documented. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $127,500. One of the stars of this sale, and the numbers show it. These were made to be bought cheaply by young people who wanted the maximum performance car for the minimum dollar. The Hemi option added $714.30, or almost 25% to the $2,870 base price, but it was still a cheap way to burn rubber Of the 44,000 built, only 1,019 were Hemis, and the vast majority of those were beaten to death. Now, almost forty years later they are the car to have. #S26-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 coupe. S/N 19124379N636411. Green/ black. Odo: 43,201 miles. 302-ci V8, Cross Ram 4-bbl carbs, 4-sp. Good paint. New chrome all around. Door gaps slightly wide at front. Engine detailed. Tear in the rear edge of the driver's inside door panel. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $71,000. Well-done restoration on one of the most sought-after muscle cars of the era. Having said that, a $71k bid should have taken it home. Sure seems like there are a lot of front paint. Excellent engine and undercarriage. Still shows excellent. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $71,000. You have to wonder why someone who was obviously trying to get top dollar wouldn't replace something as cheap and easy as a door handle. Never forget that auction buyers want to buy perfection, not projects. Bid was plenty. #X16-1969 DODGE CHARGER HEMI hardtop coupe. S/N X829J9B242451. Red/black. Odo: 13,600 miles. 426-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Slightly wavy rocker on right side. Overspray on wiper bases. Good interior: Cross Rams around these days, given how few were actually built. #X12-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 396 convertible. Blue/black. Odo: 39,134 miles. Body-off restored in 1990. 396-ci V8, 4bbl, 4-sp. Cowl induction, chambered exhaust. Door gaps and trunk a little off. Driver's door handle pitted. Some very slight pinholes in the Sting Ray rather than a Darth Vader—mobile, it could have been double this amount. #A158-1970 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TRANS AM coupe. S/N 228870L107569. Blue/blue. Odo: 11,895 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Hood fit varies, front airdams fit poorly. Hood color appears mismatched, with noticeable repainted areas. The glass all shows scratching but especially heavy on the rear and right side. Dash is rough and quite worn; seats and carpet are good. Engine bay is clean and painted. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $26,000. Auction company lists this as a Ram Air IV car Actually, this is an original Trans Am but not an original Ram Air car Amount offtred should have been plenty to make it change hands. #X1 - 1970 PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD coupe. S/N RM23U0A173761. Yellow/black. Odo: 28,866 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Front headlight openings fit poorly. Good chrome. Decent paint with numerous chips and touch ups. Heavy chipping touched up on trunk edges. Black paint on front shows many flaws. uction Compan Since 1953 Over 50 years in the mourn bus il k '' Specialdng in &filo, ( .ollectible AulomobileN, and Rod Estate. seats look very shiny and slippery. Key locking pins on hood. Newer electronic ignition. Govier-documented. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $113,400. Charger Registry only shows eight of these 4-speed Hemi cars left. Nice paint and good documentation on a very rare car At the end of the day, it's all about scarcity. Kaching! #S24-1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 101' Stilt' at !WIWI(' &Oily 1958 CORVETTE 283/230 HP 3 Speed, hardtop only, matching numbers, owner history. Accepting consignments for March 26.2005 Classic and Collector Car Auction, held at the Northwest Georgia Trade Center in Dalton, Georgia. Rick Potts  Jeff Potts POTTS .kt .CTiON CON1PAN) 7444 N. Hwy 27. Rock Spring, GA 30739 1-800-601-2888  PottsCo@comcastnet www.pottsauction.com.GAL 118 pits in the chrome T-top locks. As-new interior. Every option available on a 427/435 Corvette. POP and owner history. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $58,800. Built for a GM executive, restored to like-new. Price as expected; if it had been a coupe. S/N 194379S716528. Gold/black. Odo: 44,793 miles. 427-ci V8, Tr-Power, 4-sp. There is a hole visible in the lower corner of the driver 's doorjamb thatdoesn'tbelongthere. Some Some dash plastic chrome shows wear and rocker moldings have dents. Interior shows as a good original would. Said to be original miles with documentation. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $94,000. Headlight openings on these cars were never right, but these are terrible and it's the .first thing you see. Original low miles is worth a premium, but how much more than the already high $94k offered could it possibly be sold for especially with the base 440/4-bbl? #X4-1970 PLYMOUTH 'CUDA convert- ible. S/N BS271H0B105820. Blue/blue. 340-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Trunldid and right door both fit wide in front. Right door color looks mismatched (in artificial light). Govier documented. Engine is dusty but clean and as-new. Clean interior with power windows. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $125,000. Ex- movie car from "The Mod Squad" TV series. Nice car incredibly strong offer no sale. How long can these Mopar prices and speculation keep up? Just be careful you're not the last man standing when the muscle car music stops. How far Sports Car Market


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Mecum Auctions St. Charles, IL AT $145,000. Another Nash Bridges car This one claims to be the primary car used in the TV series. Resurrected from extremely poor condition and restored to its present glory. Didn 't sell at 145 large. What price glory? can things crash? Just ask a Ferrari Boxer owner—he's the guy in the corner still crying into his Chianti. #X23-1970 PLYMOUTH 'CUDA convert- ible. S/N BS27H0B163146. Yellow/white. Odo: 76,067 miles. 426-ci Hemi V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Originally a 340-engined car. Now has shaker hood, crate Hemi NOM. New interior, good paint. Undercoated with welded frame connectors. Camera mounts and wiring installed. No fender tags. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD rust. Dull gauge lenses. Driver's door gaps are very wide. Hood sits high on left side. Pinholes on the left front fender paint; cracks in the body area at the front trunk corners. Quickie rattle-can underhood detail. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $52,500. A desirable model, with needs. This car needs a polish and wax to really show well. Nonetheless, the staggeringly high price shows just how hot GTO convertibles are today. throughout. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $15,435. A really good looking Bronco that looks to have been well restored despite some older minor rust on it. Desirable V8/4WD/auto combination. I was tempted to take this one home and enjoy it. Not too many of these survived well enough to restore. At this price, though, I'm sure more will show up. Absolute top of the market. Who would have thought these would ever be collectible.• #X13-1971 PONTIAC GTO convertible. S/N 242671P11805. Black/black. Odo: 98,405 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Ram Air option. All front chrome is pitted and worn off; side window trim chrome shows pitting and some #A130-1973 FORD BRONCO SUV. S/N V15GLR88981. Blue/blue. Odo: 15,151 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Hood fit off. Good chrome. Seats and interior very good. Evidence of rust pitting on the inside of the painted wheelwells. Older rust also on the top, at the top of the rear window. Nice engine bay, but dusty. Old surface rust under new paint 65 + Cars In Inventory Buying, Trading and Consigning American Classics, Eurosports, Rolls/Bentley and Collection Liquidations. Always Buying. Web: Vi n taqemotorssarasota .com 2003 Aston Martin DB AR1 Showcar, Green / Fawn 19  interior, NEW! $225,000 1961 MG A 1600 Coupe Orient Red/ Red, 1588cc 4 spd., 80hp $18,500 1994 Jaguar XJ220 Spa Silver / Smoke Leather, 500 HP 3.5 Litre Twin Turbo, Car No 178 of approx 225 $249,000 1961 Porsche 356B Aetna Blue, Beige top & Int., Super 90, Complete Restoration $64,500 1967 Citroen DS 21 Cabriolet 0 Burgundy/Tan w/ Tan 2- Canvas Top, Manual Transmission $49,900 February 2005 DER2 Tempero is proud to create hand-crafted reproductions of many of the world's most famous sports and racing cars. Our cars are based on the manufacturer's original designs, and are built to each customer's individual specifications. They have been upgraded to reflect modern requirements of safety and performance. Each car is lovingly and skillfully constructed from sheet aluminum using the time-honored methods employed by reputable coach building companies. Classics start at $114,000. 3 XKSS In Production Tempero has also custom-built these 1950-1960 racing classics: Short Nose D-Type C-Type Lightweight E-Type X113 Lister Costin 77 FROM S740 To FlIlISFI. 0 r vIa EXCLUSIVE FACTORY AGENT OF • 5500 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243, U`*1 Phone: 941-355-6500 Fax: 941-359-0810 R S  Or SARASOTA, INC VINTAGE MOTORS sales@temperocars.com Web: vintagemotorssarasota.com DAILY E3I


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RM Auctions Elkhart, IN RM AUCTIONS INC. RM Auctions S. Ray Miller Museum Sale Elkhart, IN Oct. 16, 2004 Auctioneers:  Number of lots:  Number of lots sold:  Soles rote:  Cnlac total:  High sale:  Rod Egan 44 44 100% C4„ 749 CM . Lot 279, 1930 Duesenberg Model 1 Convertible Coupe, sold at $880,000 Buyer's premium: 10% (included in prices of sold lots) by Daniel Grunwald Market opinions in italics S ome auctions tend to blur together. It's just cars, cars and more cars running across the block—some selling cheap, some selling right, some selling high, and some not selling at all. But this sale, run by RM Auctions, just felt different—more emotional, I guess. It seemed like I could feel Ray Miller through his collection somehow. As you read through this report, I hope you will feel some of it as well. S. Ray Miller was a self-made man, earning his fortune through his many innovations in the tool and die industry. His desire for perfection and detail was evident in the S. Ray Miller Automobile museum in Elkhart, Indiana. He worked with his wife Linda to procure, restore, and show their automobiles in some of the most prestigious classic car events in the country. The thrust of their collection was cars that were originally built in Indiana, restored to 100-point perfection. Viewing the inventory of cars at first was bewildering. I was looking hard to find flaws, but there were few. I felt I should have been a concours judge rather than an auction reporter. There just aren't usually this many consistent #1 cars at an auction—even if it's on the Monterey peninsula in August. The Millers had many of their cars restored by the very capable LaVme Restorations in Nappanee, Indiana, and their instructions were simply to rebuild the car to score 100 points. The cost was secondary. The quality is easy to see, as the Miller cars seem to have an endless list of national firsts at AACA, CCCA, the Meadowbrook Concours d'Elegance, and many other wellrespected venues. When the cars were shown sufficiently to have dominated their classes, they were retired to the climate-controlled museum and meticulously cared for until the present day. 78 I will probably never see this many 100point high-end classics sell at a true noreserve auction again, so I'm glad I went to this one. It gave me a sense that we are caretakers of these four-wheeled artifacts only for a short time and now they will go to new owners who will hold them for the next generation. S. Ray Miller is gone now but his legacy and the reputation of his collection will live on in each of these historic pieces.—D. G. The sales results tell the whole story here. Without the steam tractors or the Pope high wheel bicycle, the total sale amount for 44 items was $4,742,530, or an average of more than $107k per item. From the Miller Museum Cake Car (lot 297) that sold for $550 and the Cushman scooter (lot 256) that sold for $13,200 to the Duesenberg (lot 279) that brought $880k, the prices and enthusiasm for these automobiles were outstanding. I am generally a muscle car and Corvette guy, but this collection blew me away. The flawless paint, the perfect show chrome, and the incredible leather interiors on car after car just left me awestruck. Making the evening even more remarkable, as every lot was offered at no reserve, every lot was sold. ENGLISH #268-1928 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I town car. S/N S124RP. Black/maroon/ black/beige. Odo: 64,505 miles. Brewster coachwork. Excellent paint. Sidemount mirrors appear newer than other brightwork. Some age cracking on the padded top fabric. New non- cloth under the buggy-style seat. 28” x 3" bicycle-type tires on cast rims. AACA national first in 1967. Said to have been throughly tested in 1995 and comes with documentation regarding safe starting procedures. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $49,500. It's hard to comment on the deal itself but driving a 104-year-old steam car with tiller steering has got to be exciting. Sold at mid estimate. original-type water-temp gauge. Rear window crank lying on floor. Undercarriage excellent, including the leather suspension covers. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $81,400. 1 don't see nany Rollers restored this well. Many are pretty but just don't inspire confidence the way this car does. It was already restored when it was added to the Miller collection in 1986, and it still looks almost concours-ready. A big-dollar sale, but the thought of having to restore one of these to this level today would be frightening. AMERICAN #212-1885 POPE HIGH-WHEEL BICYCLE. S/N 3808. Black. Nickel Sports Car Market #262-1903 FORD MODEL A RUNABOUT open. S/N 1628. Red/black. 8 hp. Paint is shiny and smooth, even on the wood body panels. Heavy soldered repairs on both side headlamps. Clean and detailed undercarriage. plating shows hem y wear; dull black paint doesn't look original. Stirrup-style handgrips also likely not original style. Rubber grips are deteriorating badly. The orange rubber on the wheels is quite good, likely replaced somewhere along the way. Complete with stand to hold it up. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $4,715. Not a ride for the faint of heart. These are reproduced today and ridden in parades and such by some hardy souls, but this is an original. Not having a recent copy of the Pope High-Wheel Market Letter around, I can't comment on the price. But it would be a sure-fire conversation piece in any recreation room. #274 1900 LOCOMOBILE STEAM - RUNABOUT. S/N 2752. Black/yellow/tan. Some paint chips on the body; slight wear on the edges of the front leather splash board. Horn bulb is missing. Stain on the front


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RM Auctions Elkhart, IN Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $46,750. Restored both mechanically and cosmetically in 1989 and displayed in the museum since then. Eligible for the London-to-Brighton event i f you are so inclined. A fairly significant Brass Era car that looks to be road- or display-ready. Healthy price reflects continued growth of interest in very early cars. #278-1909 STERLING MODEL K BABY tonneau. S/N 2447. White/red leather. RHD. Odo: 1 miles. Another LaVine restoration last shown at Meadow Brook in 1985. Numerous AACA awards. Some paint chipping on the built for two years. Not to be confused with the Acura/Honda-based, English-built Sterling car that is also no longer made but will probably never make it to an RM auction. #285-1911 PRATT-ELICHART MODEL F TOURING. S/N 1429. Green/black. RHD. Odo: 12,893 miles. Paint shows some chipping around the hood, bubbling at the rear on the wood surface. Also drips, runs, pinholes, and cracks throughout. Some peeling on wood body panels, only evident on close inspection. Dirty #257-1915 FORD MODEL T speedster. S/N 10462458. Red/black. Full disc wheels painted red to match bodywork. Some of the paint shows heavy orange peel; mirror finish is coming off the right headlamp reflector. Brass headlights show some repairs and dents. All of the brass is about ready for a good polishing. Oval windshield is framed in copper. Rubber wheels, extensive light crackling on the fenders. The brass has an even patina; polishing is due soon. Great button-tufted leather seats. Originally built in Elkhart, Indiana. Cond: SOLD AT $83,600. Some age is starting to show on the restoration, but it has been almost 20 years. A great Brass Era car that was only engine bay, surface rust on the spark plugs and exhaust manifolds. Brass looks good but is due for a polishing. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $48,400. About a 10-footer Still a great parade car and a candidate for a new paint and polish for show purposes. Another made-in-Elkhart car, only made for two years and sold new for more than three times the cost of a Model T Ford. That probably explains the two-year life cycle. floor mat is torn near the pedals. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $26,400. Lots of oil leaking from the underside, hut it appears fresh and I suspect that that may be pretty normal. Some say the market for these cars is dead, as so few of the original owners are still alive. It seems to me that a new group is discovering the primitive charms of these early machines. #258-1920 KISSEL 45 center-door tour- ister. S/N 2399. Maroon/black/black leather. 284-ci 16, 3-sp. The paint shows numerous chips and cracking. Passenger seat is loose. Leather It's coming. The American vintage road rally in the grand European tradition. Five days of competition and camaraderie in the Carolina mountains. Strictly limited to 120 motorcars built before 1973. For information, visit www.carolinatrophy.com or call +1 (704) 351 2087. 2005  2005 CAROLINA TROPHY February 2005 79


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RM Auctions Elkhart, IN Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $33,000. These were sold as a chassis and cab so they were accessorized in many configurations. Lots of accessories to have fun with here: bell, spotlight, hoses, portable lamps, ladders, etc. Too nice to let the kids play on, but great for museums or an occasional parade. Not a crazy low bid; this is a very thin market. is showing heavy patina—or dryness and cracking if you prefer. The rearview mirror is de-silvering. The fenders have numerous dents; empty mounting holes in the left rear fender; wavy and bent fender-supporting metal. An older restoration with some unrestored areas. Presentable as-is. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $31,900. Built in Wisconsin, this is a fairly unusual car Sold under the $35k low estimate, and looks to have been fairly purchased. #280-1924 DODGE SERIES 116 TOURING convertible. S/N A89235. Maroon/black. Odo: 41,916 miles. Dent in the rear gas-tank cover pan. Dents in both front fenders. Chips and rough places under driver's door. Taillight chrome pitted. Bottom of battery box rusted through; numerous electrical- #272-1927 ERSKINE PHAETON convertible. S/N 5008514. Flesh/coffee with creme/tan. Odo: 78,064 miles. Paint chips around top fittings and hood, also in the dash paint. Steering wheel finish is wearing. Radiator shell has been chromed over some old pits. The undercarriage. Front-wheel drive. Woodlite headlights and parking lights. Restored in 1997 at a cost of $300,000. Complete history. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $335,500. Ruxton? What S a Ruxton? A unique and rare car that was another victim of the Great Depression. Lower, lighter, and sleeker than the Cord. Great handling for its time, too. The color scheme may or may not wind your clock, but you can 't help but be impressed by this car Bought fairly #260-1930 CHEVROLET SERIES AD phaeton. S/N 508157. Creme/black/tan. Odo: 1,768 miles. 194-ci 16. Slightly uneven door gaps; dent in the lower body between the right doors. Some minor pitting and wear on engine bay and undercarriage appear in asdriven shape and not detailed. Optioned with a spotlight and wind wings. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $35,200. Another unusual Indiana-built car, in keeping with the character of this collection. The styling was done by Ray Dietrich, who was known more for Packard or Duesenburg. The Erskine just didn't enjoy the success of those marques. Sold at mid-estimate. connector ends exposed on floor under battery box. Dash and steering wheel showing some age. Driver's side floor has been taken up; trim on that floorboard is loose. Good upholstery. Clean engine bay. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $22,000. All the rough edges on this car brought a low selling price. Still a pretty good 30-footer, but all the little neglected cosmetic details probably tell the story about the car's mechanical condition, too. Sold rightly well below the low estimate of $30k. #271-1925 GRAHAM fire truck. S/N A332720. Red/black. Odo: 2,310 miles. Paint generally quite good with some chips around hood and some of the black trim paint wearing through. The gold is painted on rather than the more expensive/desirable gold leaf, but it If ..1.71111I ....111111 .411411 #276-1928 ELCAR 8-91 ROADSTER. S/N A6A22. Light green/creme/tan. Odo: 4,335 miles. Paint looks okay at 20 feet, with cracks, chips, and some bubbles visible up close. It still shines, but age is taking its toll. Stitching has all come out of the front seat—with the stuffing showing—and the stitching on the top l'INNIONNo the chrome. Clean engine bay appears lightly used. Undercarriage is clean as well. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $23,650. Not the most attractively styled car in this sale, but very presentable. Local show-winning potential for not much money. I could really do without the orange wheels, though. of the seat is weak. The top shows staining on the inside. Large running board–mounted spotlight. Clean but not detailed underhood and underneath. May be quite original if the mileage is close to original. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $60,500. Another Indiana-made car this time from Elkhart. The paint, with its distinctive scheme, is the only obvious expensive update. The rest are fairly minor, but there are lots of little things. The estimates here seemed high, but it sold here at the low estimate for the right money. #270-1929 RUXTON MODEL C road- ken 80  still looks good. Holes in right seatback where some bracket was removed. Right rear tire low. ster. S/N 18S 1023. Raspberry/Orchid/beige. Odo: 15,345 miles. The cover car on the auction catalog. Multiple awards: AACA, CCCA, Meadow Brook, Hershey. Excellent paint and chrome. Interior as new. Perfect Formerly owned by Jake "the Barber" Factor, Al Capone's lawyer, past owner of the Stardust Casino in Las Vegas, and an all-around shady character in his time wanted by the IRS and FBI, as well as the English, who wanted him Sports Car Market #279-1930 DUESENBERG MODEL J convertible coupe. S/N 2167. Eng. #J143. Green/tan. Odo: 132 miles. Spectacular paint, chrome, and interior. Slightly rough cutout at gas filler. The engine is a work of art. Original cost was $8,500 in 1930—and that was just for the chassis! Restored by LaVine Restorations in 1995; still show-ready. Checked out and road tested at RM's restoration facility prior to sale.


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RM Auctions Elkhart, IN deported across the pond, finally pardoned at the last minute by JFK himself. Cond: I. SOLD AT $880,000. Think for a moment: 420 cubic inches, double overhead camshaft, 265 horsepower on a single carburetor and vacuum-assisted four-wheel hydraulic brakes, in 1930! It is no wonder these automobiles are the holy grail of collectors. This is a great car with great history. Barber Jake didn't own the car for long but the story just gets bigger and better with each telling. It doesn't get much better than that. #281-1930 FORD MODEL A PHAETON 4-door convertible. S/N A3812966. Red/ black/black. Odo: 60,011 miles. Paint generally shows well with the exception of some body- SRM engraved on them. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $29,700. The running board rust is a relatively minor issue on this vehicle. A decent car with no major flaws visible, but a pretty strong price for condition. #265-1931 FORD MODEL A roadster. S/N A4284637. Black/tan. Odo: 1,500 miles. Chrome, paint, and interior are better than new. Stained soft top is the only flaw found. Accessorized with dual sidemounts, folding trunk rack, spotlight, and wind wings. Cond: 1-. passenger door. Gas cap missing. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $80,300. Fully detailed and near perfect. Sold near the low estimate and possibly a small bargain. 80 large is not pocket change, but it is less than the cost to restore to this level. panel gouges and some unevenness due to poor prep. Some rust-through under the step plate on the left running board. Steering column brace is rough; interior is good. Clean engine bay and underside; nice chrome. Options include dual sidemounts, rear trunk, and wind wings with SOLD AT $55,500. The wind wings had some decorative etching on them, which turns me off but the spectacular condition brought active bidding all the way to the end, with three bidders still in at the $50k mark. This is the most I have ever seen a Model A sell for, but this is the finest Model A I've ever seen as well. #267-1931 STUDEBAKER MODEL 54 roadster. S/N 5110134. Maroon/creme/ maroon. Odo: 84,001 miles. Excellent chrome with dual Pilot Ray lamps and dual side mounts with chrome wires. Small edge chip on the Classic Car Insurance Costs Less Than You Think! #269-1931 STUDEBAICER PRESIDENT 4 SEASONS roadster. S/N 7035698. Silver/ black/black. Odo: 15,077 miles. Highly accessorized 100-point car with wins at Meadow Brook, A ACA, and CCCA in the mid 1980s. Still show ready now. No visible flaws any YOU'VE READ HIS STUFF FOR YEARS. NOW FIND OUT WHAT HE THINKS ABOUT YOUR STUFF. The same Dave Kinney who you have read in these pages for years also happens to be David H. Kinney, ASA, the owner of USAppraisal, and an Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers. Dave not only knows his stuff about cars, but he also knows his sluff about automobile appraisals. Contact Gary Gandy to discuss your classic car insurance needs. arish• February 2005 Our rates are straightforward , easy to understand and set in advance. Call us, visit our Web site, or just drop by and say hello. c-A4 INSURANCE (800) 678-5173 ea Instant quotes online at: www.parishheacock.com 81 DAVID H. KINNEY ASA Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers 1-800-USA-ppra(isal) (1-800-872-7772) www.USAppraisal.com USAPPRAISAL


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RM Auctions Elkhart, IN where. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $192,500. We don't think of Studebaker as being a force in motorsports competetion, but in 1931 a modified President won the Pikes Peak hill climb; they were also successful in the Indy 500. Deservedly huge money for a great car #283-1931 STUTZ SV16 cabriolet coupe. S/N 33081HC. Two-tone gray/gray. SOHC 18, 4-sp. Body by LeBaron. The paint shows lots of crackling and a color mismatch at the rumble seat as well as some small fisheye at the right cowl. The chrome is very nice but somewhat wavy on the sidemount holder and hood vents. The interior and undercarriage are their collection and and their ability to achieve that goal with their finances, and the very special relationship with restorers Eric and Vivian LaVine. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $253,000. For such a perfect car; the sale price isn't surprising. If the new owner doesn't want to hold on, it could probably change hands again for substantially more in the near future. #293-1931 MARMON SIXTEEN convertible sedan. S/N 16860. Black/maroon. Odo: 11 miles. 500-ci, all-aluminum V16 engine. Over $200k spent in restoration in 1989. Dual sidemount spare tires. Much of the frame is also womo”-- excellent. The car has sidemounts, dual Pilot Ray lamps, cloth trunk, and golf-club door. Restored by S. Ray Miller's SRM Restoration shop. 100 points in 1980 and numerous CCCA, AACA, and Meadow Brook awards. Still looks very good 24 years later. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $126,500. Stutz models were restyled for 1931, and those from then on are often thought to be the most asthetically appealing. The SV16 Cabriolet Coupe is extremely rare. Even though it sold for more than we would have predicted, where else are you going to find one like this for sale? #291-1931 CADILLAC 355A V-8 road- ster. S/N 810491. Green/dark green leather. Odo: 32,638 miles. Another superb LaVine restoration that was done in 1997. Won Senior National First Place AACA and CCCA. Best in horns, and sidemounts. Golf-club door. Engine and undercarriage probably look better than when it drove off the showroom floor. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $184,250. One of my favorite cars here. Stunning paint job in great colors. Built by Ransom Eli Olds (RE0), who first built the famous Curved Dash Oldsmobile and later was forced out of his own company and banned from using the Oldsmobile name. The coachwork was designed by Amos Northrup of Murray Corporation. Sold right in the middle of the estimate. If I could only get our Editor to give me a raise so that I could afford a car like this. Talk your friends into subscribing today and who knows? #287-1932 STUDEBAKER MODEL 91 PRESIDENT STATE sedan. S/N 6026145. Two-tone brown/light brown. Odo: 72,265 miles. Paint is very good with only some edge chips on the hood. The interior shows excellent. Comes with large oval headlights, wind aluminum, for an impressive power-to-weight ratio for a 1931 automobile. Big car. Perfect. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $291,500. Sold well below the low estimate of $350k. Its a shame I don't have room to add photos of this magnificent engine. It may or may not be a bargain, but it is a superb automobile. #266-1932 NASH ADVANCED 8 VICTORIA coupe. S/N 520559. Blue/brown/ tan. Odo: 11,403 miles. Said to be original miles; superb original interior. Restored in 1982 (except interior), and won National AACA first in 1983. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $74,800. Features wings, and dual sidemounts with mirrors. The chrome is very good as well. An older (pre1984) restoration that still looks new today. Cond: 1, SOLD AT $50,600. The doors open and close with a tightness that belies its age. Sold well under the low estimate of $60k. Class, Gilmore Museum Concours and Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance. Stored in the climate-controlled museum since then and still in concours condition today. Georgeous light green paint. Great dash styling. Golf door, dual Pilot Rays, sidemount spares. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $187,000. My favorite car in the sale. Others must have thought so, too. Bought for $37k over the high estimate. #292-1931 CORD L-29 cabriolet. S/N 2930104. Creme/black/creme. Odo: 58,083 miles. 3-year, $220k restoration completed in 1990. Since then, many national awards, AACA, CCCA, Meadow Brook, etc. Woodlite headlights, dual sidemounts and mirrors, hard trunk. Museum-stored since 1992 and still in national-award condition. Another faultless car, a testament to S. Ray and Linda Miller's desire for perfect 100-point automobiles in 82  #290-1932 STUDEBAICER MODEL 91 PRESIDENT ST. REGIS BROUGHAM sedan. S/N 6025292. Purple/gray/gray. Odo: 71,454 miles. Another flawless car. Can this really be true? Believe it! Great paint, chrome, interior, engine, and undercarriage. The widest unusual twin-ignition system with 16 plugs and wires from one distributor as well as a soft/firm ride selector on the dash. Nash wasn't always an econobox. Cost less than a Packard in average condition, and far rarer #277-1932 FtE0 8-350 ROYALE convert- ible. S/N 35N3001. Navy/silver/navy. Odo: 226 miles. 100-point AACA national first (in 1988) as well as a CCCA national first-place award. 358-ci 18. Some discoloration on the paint at the gas filler is the only visible flaw. Excellent paint, chrome, and interior. Dual Pilot Rays, doors I have ever seen on a car. 1991 winner of AACA Outstanding Vehicle in the Show Year, as well as national firsts in the AACA and CCCA events, the 1993 ACCA Preservation Award, the Studebaker National Museum Design Award, and a class award at Meadow Sports Car Market


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CLASSIC CARS oca  tt 1967 AC COBRA CSX 3299 _ - Nt• Op DALE EARNHARDT JR'S 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS (.› sa: • - . 1937 PACKARD 1501 COUPE ROADSTER aton COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION FEBRUARY 11-13, 2005 ROYAL PALM POLO GROUNDS, BOCA RATON, FLORIDA ZP. • -C7.0- 1956 CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ CONVERTIBLE - 1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL GULLWING ' ii .4 • .._  I  II  k k II  II!


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2005 BOCA RATON COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION his exciting event features over 400 of the world's greatest classic, sports and I muscle cars and is held at the prestigious Royal Palm Polo Grounds in Boca Raton, Florida. Over 20,000 car enthusiasts of all ages are expected to converge over this annual, three-day weekend event, to fuel their passion for the automobile at the largest classic car auction on the Gold Coast. This is the place to find your dream car, or just come to dream! Over $13 Minim Sold in 2004! World Record: lmiby 61-351i Lonvertibie Sold for $291,500 in 2003 1976 CADILLAC ELDORADO BICENTENNIAL CONVERTIBLE Only 39 miles from new and remains in showroom condition. Previously owned by celebrity. 1970 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE M CODE 351 4V Marti report one of one. Includes ps, a/c, factory tach, 3.50 posi, and shaker hood. 1965 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE 289 V8 automatic with ps, pt, AM/FM radio factory a/c, exterior trim group and wire spinner hubcaps. 1978 25TH ANNIVERSARY CORVETTE INDY PACE CAR Only 180 miles with manuals, window stickers, documentation and build sheet. 1971 BOSS MUSTANG 351 CLEVELAND Numbers matching and has been featured in magazines. 1965 FORD MUSTANG GT CONVERTIBLE 289 cu. in. 4bbl (A Code) with factory four-speed, a/c and ps. 1954 JAGUAR 140 MC ROADSTER This California car was the recipient of a complete frame-off restoration in 1988 and shown at Meadowbrook Concours. 1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ROADSTER 327 cu in., 300hp, four-speed with 23,000 original miles 1965 SUNBEAM TIGER KEN MILES PROTOTYPE After a comprehensive restoration the car has been returned to its original configuration with a Ford V8 engine and two-speed automatic transmission. VEHICLES ON COVER: 1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SL GULLWING Same owner since 1972. Very well maintained car by marque specialist. Matching numbers and complete with belly pans and tool roll. 1937 PACKARD 1501 COUPE ROADSTER Excellent driving condition with a very nice restoration, finished in ivory cream with red leather interior. No reserve. 1956 CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ CONVERTIBLE One of only 2,150 built. Fully restored to National prize winning standards. All Eldorado options including parade boot and dual four barrel carburetors. 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS Dale Earnhardt Jr's X-11 Car (the title is still in his name), as seen on MTV's CRIBS and Speed Visions Dream Car Garage. A true SS car —ZZ4, 350 cu. in., and 355hp. Prepared by DEI for Jr's personal use with four-speed Jerico transmission, and 373-12 bolt rear. Assembled in one of the finest race shops in the country, Dale Earnhardt Incorporated. This car is a once in a lifetime offer as it can only appreciate in value. 1967 AC COBRA CSX 3299 Only 5,300 miles from new, this street car has been under the same ownership since 1968. From long-term storage, this Cobra, finished in Guardsman blue with Sunburst wheels, was the recipient of a sympathetic cosmetic and mechanical restoration.


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TRAVEL INFORMATION 4 ROYAL PALM POLO SPORTS CLUB a CD  0  Spmn Club  From Interstate 95: 195 to Yamato Road west. Turn right on Military Trail. Turn left on Clint Moore Rd. Turn right on Jog Road. Polo Grounds are located 1/4 mile on the right. Florida Turnpike from Miami: North to Exit #75. Travel east on Glades Road. Turn left (north) on Powerline-Jog Road. Pass Clint Moore Road. Polo Grounds are located on the right. Florida Turnpike from Orlando, Jupiter, West Palm Beach: South to Atlantic Ave. Travel east to Jog Road. Turn right (south) on Jog road. Pass Linton Blvd. Polo Grounds are located on the left. 0 GLADES RD ? zr YAMATO RD 1,95 CS) 18000 Jog Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33490 www.boca-polo.com ATLANTIC AVE UNION AVE O' • ce 2 CLINT MOORE RD ATLANTIC OCEAN 1964 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS CONVERTIBLE 327 cu. in., 300hp with automatic transmission and factory a/c. 1971 PONTIAC GT CONVERTIBLE • 400 cu. in. 300hp V8 engine and Muncie M-20 four-speed. Only 43 four-speed convertibles built for 1971 production. 1936 CADILLAC V12 CONVERTIBLE COUPE Older ground-up restoration. Equipped with dual sidemounted spares with metal covers, mirrors, bumper guards and Trippe driving lights. VP 11936 FORD PHAETON 351 cu.in . V8 Ford motorsport with ps, a/c, four- wheel disc brakes and remote control opening doors and hood. Professionally built with all steel body. 1970 SHELBY GT 350 CONVERTIBLE One owner from new and with 76,000 original miles. One of the rarest of all Shelby Mustangs produced. 1937 CORD 812 SPORTSMAN CONVERTIBLE Lycoming 269 Cu. in. V8 four-speed column shift manual transmission. Ground-up restoration. Excellent mechanical condition. ci 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 427/435 ROADSTER Matching numbers car with four-speed transmission. Equipped with "Bolt-on" alloys and side exhaust. 1932 FORD ROADSTER California built in the 1950s. Flathead V8 with period speed equipment. All steel body and includes documentation. 1962 FORD THUNDERBIRD ROADSTER Fully restored to a very high standard and loaded with accessories. An exquisite car offered for far less than the cost of restoration. 1987 CHEVROLET CAMARO IMSA GTO RACE CAR Driven by Buz McCall, Walt Bohren, Jack Baldwin, Max Jones, Paul Dallanback and Mike Meyer, Lime Rock and Daytona Podium finishes. 1981 CHEVROLET CORVETTE IMSA GT AND SCCA TRANS AM RACE CAR Built and engineered by Dick Gulfstrand and Ronnie Kaplin. Driven by Bart Boand and Dick Anderson. Last raced in Watkins Glenn in 1984 and stored since then. 1949 LINCOLN CUSTOM CLUB COUPE Period mechanical upgrades include Edmonds heads and intake manifold, solid lifter cam and oval Holley carbs. Fitted with a three-speed transmission with overdrive, Smith Mufflers, new dual exhaust and radiator. LORIDA'S TURNPIK


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2005 BOCA RATON COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION Ample Parking and Shuttle Service NEW for 2005- Valet Service Concierge Service Special Hotel Rates Contact Stephanie Jacklin: 800-211-4371 sjacklinOrmauctions.corn 1969 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 COUPE 396 cu. in. 4bbl V8 with Muncie four-speed transmission, BE Goodrich white letter tires, 8 inch Corvette Rally wheels, and dual sport mirrors. 1962 AL CATE SPECIAL Built by Jim McGee and Dick Carman with a high-quality professional restoration by Vic Yerardi. Raced at Trenton, Langhorn and Milwaukee. 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO COPO 427 CLONE 427 Cu. in. 425hp 4bbl V8, correct 512 block, solid lifters, 12 bolt rear, 400 turbo, pb, correct markings and stickers and correct COPO equipment. 1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 427 COUPE 427 cu. in. 390hp four-speed with 3:08 posi, stock suspension, white wall tires, knock-off wheels, side exhaust, tinted glass and AM/FM radio. 1965 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE 289 Cu. in. V8 with ps, pt, a/c and wire spinner hubcaps. Fully restored by a Mustang specialist. 1970 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1 351 M CODE 4V This automatic includes shaker hood, with ps, pb, a/c and fold down rear back seat. 1969 SHELBY GT 350  1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE  351 Windsor V8 four-speed. Solid Z06 "SMALL TANK" COUPE  1965 CADILLAC DEVILLE  CONVERTIBLE  speed with all matching numbers, from new.  1975 CHEVROLET CAPRICE CONVERTIBLE rust free Arizona car with ps, pb 327 Cu. in. 360hp fuel-injected four- One owner and 43,000 actual miles 454 Cu. in. V8 automatic with pb, and a/c.  pa, pt and a/c. 1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE  427/390 COUPE  1953 MERCEDES-BENZ 220  SEDAN  One family since new.  1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE 427 cu. in. 390hp four-speed with Original working Becker radio. 292 Cu. in. V8 automatic with pa, matching numbers.  pb, fender skirts and power seat. 1969 FORD SHELBY GT500 428 Cu. in. CJ Ram Air Super Cobra Jet engine with C-6 Cruise-o-matic transmission and all Shelby options. 1950 CHEVROLET PICK UP Big block power with Turbo 400 automatic, a/c, ps and db. Very nice street rod conversion. 1968 PLYMOUTH HEMI ROAD RUNNER A true Hemi Road Runner with 426 Cu. in. engine 727 automatic transmission, Galen Govier certified. 1931 FORD FIVE WINDOW COUPE STREET ROD 502 Cu. in. crate engine with blower. Handmade frame, narrowed Ford 9"/4 link rear end. DALE EARNHARDT SIGNATURE EDITION 2002 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO SS Documented. #178 of 3,333 produced.


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BOO 211 4371 www.rmauctions.com - - 1962 DODGE DART MAX WEDGE CLONE Rotisserie restored, 413 Max Wedge Cross Ram engine with 727 automatic transmission. 1971 PONTIAC GTO CONVERTIBLE 400 Cu. in. automatic with ps, pb, pl and pt. Excellent condition throughout. 1970 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1 Fitted with its original 351Cobra Jet engine, auto trans, original radio and correct interior. 1965 FORD MUSTANG GT A CODE Equipped with black pony interior, ps, pt, pb, air conditioning and Redline tires. 1967 AUSTIN HEALEY 3000 MK III BJ8 ROADSTER Recipient of a ground-up restoration. 1969 DETOMASO MANGUSTA One of 401 built and only 250 imported. Older restoration with Campagnolo tags, stickers and magnesium wheels. 1937 FORD CABRIOLET STREET ROD 350 Cu. in. Chevrolet fuel-injected V8, 700R automatic. Fitted with a Gibbons body and a custom Carson removable top. 1970 PLYMOUTH MR 'CUDA Matching numbered four-speed with original broadcast sheet, fender tags, previous titles and documented ownership from new. 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 427/400 TRI-POWER 427 Cu. in. 400hp Tr-Power V8 four-speed with matching numbers. 1982 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER  SPUR SEDAN  Original miles and many options  1960 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 1957 OLDSMOBILE SUPER 88 1965 PONTIAC GTO COUPE FOUR DOOR  MARK V CONVERTIBLE  389 Tr-power 360hp four-speed manual with matching numbers. 1958 MERCURY MONTCLAIR TURNPIKE CRUISER Options include continental kit. 1983 FERRARI 400 I  1959 CHEVROLET IMPALA COUPE Five-speed manual with leather 350 Crate motor with warranty, interior, ps, pw, pl and a/c.  350 TH transmissions. Custom paint, air lift technology. 1973 BUICK RIVIERA BOATrAIL Original paint with 80,000 actual miles. 1971 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA SERIES II Five-speed manual with a/c and Campagnolo wheels. 1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE "PILOT LINE" ROADSTER 327 Cu. in. 360hp fuel-injected fourspeed. One of the most desirable Pilot Line cars built by Corvette. 1964 PONTIAC GTO COUPE Fully restored matching numbers 389 4bbl V8 automatic. Includes build sheet and restoration receipts. 1968 FORD MUSTANG S CODE 390 Complete ground up Concours restoration. Well-optioned.


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  2005 BOCA RATON COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION AV" ,  - 1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 427/390 ROADSTER Fully restored four-speed with knock offs, side pipes and matching numbers block. 1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE DUAL-QUAD 265 Cu. in. V8 with correct casting numbers coupled to an automatic transmission. 1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE DUAL-QUAD 283 Cu. in. 270hp three-speed with matching numbers and correct block with "EG" suffix indicating high horsepower. it) 1960 MORRIS MINOR SEDAN DELIVERY Nice older restoration, left hand drive. 1953 AUSTIN MARTIN DB2/4 DROPHEAD COUPE Right-hand drive. Very nice older restoration 1963 AUSTIN HEALEY BJ7 Pebble Beach quality restoration in original Healey blue with Olde English white coves. Chrome wire wheels and roll up windows. 1966 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE Fully restored, 289 Cu. in., with automatic transmission, AM radio and five GT wheels. 1952 MG Excellent driving car in British Racing green with tan canvas top. —IF 1 -mac --r-f . '  I  .ir.  1956 LINCOLN PREMIERE CONVERTIBLE One owner since 1958. • all •,'" .11'47 • • • i ; .C4 _...iiip •IL  ' 1965 SHELBY COBRA 427 S/C (CSX4066) Registered in the Shelby Registry. 1922 MERCER SPORT TOURING 1960 CADILLAC COUPE DEVILLE Older complete restoration. New paint, chrome and upholstery. Professionally repainted in Maroon with excellent original interior. 1.1 0-7 1973 FORD MUSTANG CONV. 351 cu. In. V8 four-speed with RAM Air hood. Original gauges. 1962 AMPHICAR 770 CONV. Road and water capable. Carries a current watercraft license. 1993 CADILLAC ALLANTE Hand crafted in Italy by Pinin Farina, fitted with the special interior, motor and components. 1940 FORD COUPE DELUXE All steel. Garnered many honors on the national show circuit. Tilrvec IPA '11941.. A.47,-, - yr ' jp. 1956 CUSHMAN ICE-CREAM CART This unique one off is lots of fun and is great for business advertising. _ 1966 OLDSMOBILE 98 CONV. 46,000 actual miles, 425 cu. tn. V8 automatic with ps, pb, pw and pt. Includes original spare tire, jack and owner's manual. 1969 PONTIAC GTO JUDGE Authentic four-speed Judge with original build sheet and P.H.S. documents. 1967 PONTIAC BEAUMONT Totally rebuilt 500 cu. in. V8 Cadillac. Engine bored .030 over, heads ported, 10-1 compression, roller rockers and 12-bolt posi rear end. 1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ROADSTER 350 cu. in. V8 with numbers. matching


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CONSIGNMENT FORM BOCA RATON COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION AM Classic Car Productions (Florida) LLC 4130 N.E. 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33334 Florida Office: TEL: 954-566-2209 FAX' 954-566-2212 Head Office: TEL: 800-211-4371 FAX: 519-351-1337 www.rmauctions.com SELLER INFORMATION SELLER OR AGENT NAME IF SELLING AS A DEALER, NAME OF COMPANY  SOCIAL SECURITY N OR FEDERAL ID # BUSINESS PHONE #  FAX #  MOBILE PHONE #  EMAIL ADDRESS HOME PHONE # DEALER #  RETAIL TAX # ROYAL PALM POLO GROUNDS, BOCA RATON, FLORIDA FEBRUARY 11-13, 2005 To consign your vehicle to this event, please send this completed form, copy of title, photo and payment today. FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Lot Sale:  BRO5 Date Received: VEHICLE INFORMATION YEAR  BODY STYLE  SERIAL NUMBER ENGINE SIZE  ODOMETER READING ORIGINAL ENGINE? 0 ACTUAL TRANSMISSION 0 NOT ACTUAL  0 EXCEEDING MECHANICAL LIMIT MAKE COLOR EXTERIOR MODEL COLOR INTERIOR Engine Transmission Body Brakes Paint Interior Wiring Chassis VEHICLE HISTORY / DETAILS / RECONDITIONING INFORMATION lAttach another sheet if necessary) 0 Power Steering 0 Power Brakes 0 Power Windows 0 Power Seats Poor 0 D 0 0 0 0 0 Power Locks 0 Power Top 0 Sunroof 0 Air Conditioning Fair  Good  Exc. 0 0 0 0 D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 FEES & PAYMENT AMOUNT OF LIEN ON VEHICLE  ENTRY FEES: 0 Motorcycle  0 Friday, Feb 11  No Reserve  0 Friday, Feb 11  Regular  NAME, ADDRESS & PHONE SOP LIENHOLDER $100 0 Saturday, Feb 12..No Reserve  $200 0 Saturday, Feb 12..Regular  $250 0 Sunday, Feb 13 No Reserve  $350 0 Sunday, Feb 13 .Regular  $200 $300 $300  0 Saturday, Feb 12..Special Display ...$500  0 Sunday, Feb 13 ...Special Display ...$400 ENTRY FEE AMOUNT 0 CASH 0 Check 0 VISA/MasterCard CREDIT CARD NUMBER  EXPIRATION DATE 1) Vehicle CANNOT be sold without title. A copy of both front and back of title MUST be submitted in advance with auction entry. Title MUST be submitted when car enters auction sale. Vehicle mileage MUST be recorded in space provided. A number will NOT be assigned without a copy of the title. 21 Complete form except for areas designated for office use. 31 Description will be used for advertising and for auctioneer's description. Avoid potential problems by fair representations and honesty. NAME AS IT APPEARS ON CARD 41 Choose the type of entry and complete payment section. Enclose a check or fill out credit card information and sign below. Unpaid consignments will NOT be accepted. 51 Numbers are assigned on a first-come, first served basis. 61 Remember to remove license plates from auction vehicles. 71 If consignor is a dealer, a copy of a valid dealer license must be submitted prior to sale. CARD HOLDER SIGNATURE 0 NO RESERVE 0 WITH RESERVE RESERVE AMOUNT CONSIGNOR SIGNATURE Reserve may not be raised without consent of RM.


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2005 BOCA RATON COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION CONSIGNMENT INFORMATION VEHICLE There is a $10 charge to put gas in your vehicle. Fire and safety regulations require that we keep the keys to all vehicles at all times while the vehicle is on site. If you wish to retain keys, please bring another set. It is recommended that you leave the vehicle unlocked for inspection by prospective buyers. SELLER'S COMMISSIONS Upon sale of the vehicle, the Seller will pay sales commissions as follows: 15% on all nostalgia items; 10% on automobiles with reserve; and 8% on automobiles without reserve. Sale entry fee is non-refundable and is not credited towards sales commissions. AUCTION NUMBERS Your car is assigned an auction number and the cars run across the auction block in numerical order with the exception of Special Entries. Our staff will be driving your car across the block (at your discretion). If you prefer to drive the car yourself, please observe the cars as they cross the auction block and proceed to your car approximately 15-20 cars in advance. The owner of the vehicle must be present when the car, if entered with a reserve, is on the auction block. TITLES Vehicle will not cross the block without a title. The title must be submitted upon check-in at the auction office and must be in the name of the consignor, unless you are an automobile dealer. If you are an automobile dealer, it is imperative that you bring the proper dealer reassignments from your State so that we are able assign the title of your vehicle to the new owner. If you have questions, please contact our office. Also, please be sure that the serial number on your title matches the serial number on the vehicle. Vehicle serial numbers will be checked against serial numbers on the titles. MARKETING/ENTRY FEES Entry fees are based on the date and time the car is scheduled to run, whether or not the car is entered with a reserve price, and the type of display space. The following fees apply: Type of Entry Nostalgia Motorcycle Special Display Entry FRI $25 SAT SUN $25 $25 $100 $100 $100 No Reserve $200 $250 $200 Regular Entry $300 $350 $300 N/A $500 $400 Special display entries combine a prime time entry with a premium floor location in the tent and stanchions to help control access to the car. Prime time and special display numbers are limited, so please book early. VEHICLE CHECK-IN Wednesday, Feb. 9 and Thursday, Feb. 10 from 9am to 6pm. Bring odometer mileage and original title with you to the office for registration. It is your responsibility to remove the license plates. Vehicles not arriving by 6pm on Thursday may be considered cancellations. No refunds will be given and the number may be resold to another vehicle on the waiting list. GENERAL INFORMATION SALE LOCATION ROYAL PALM POLO SPORTS CLUB 18000 Jog Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33490 www.boca-polo.com ADMISSION $10.00  $15.00  1 Day's Admission 3 Day's Admission BIDDER REGISTRATION S50.00/person Includes admission for two and auction catalog GALA COCKTAIL RECEPTION Friday, February 11, 2005 Immediately following the auction. AUCTION OFFICE HOURS Wednesday, Feb. 9 .... 9am - 6pm Thursday, Feb. 10 ... 9am - 6pm Friday, Feb. 11 ... 9am - 8pm Saturday, Feb. 12 ... 9am - 8pm Sunday, Feb. 13 ... 9am - 6pm Monday, Feb. 14 ... 9am - 5pm PREVIEW Friday, Feb. 11 ... 9am - 9pm Saturday, Feb. 12 ... 9am - 9pm Sunday, Feb. 13 ... 9am - 6pm AUCTION - AUTOMOTIVE Friday, Feb. 11 ... 3pm - 9pm Saturday, Feb. 12 .. 10am - 9pm Sunday, Feb. 13 .. 10am - 6pm AUCTION - AUTOMOBILIA Friday, Feb. 11 .. 12pm - 3pm COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION FEBRUARY 11-13, 2005 ROYAL PALM POLO GROUNDS, BOCA RATON, FLORIDA 800-211-4371 www.rmauctions.com


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CLASSIC CARS COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION FEBRUARY 11-13, 2005 ROYAL PALM POLO GROUNDS BOCA RATON, FLORIDA 1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL GULLWING Same owner since 1972. Very well maintained car by marque specialist. Matching numbers and complete with belly pans and tool roll. CUSTOMER SF RV10Es SHUTTLE SERVICE VALET PARKING CONCIERGE SERVICE SPECIAL HOTEL RATES ADVANCE VEHICLE STORAGE Please contact Stephanie Jack/in 800-211-4371 ext. 248 sjacklin@rmauctions.com 1965 SUNBEAM TIGER KEN MILES PROTOTYPE After a comprehensive restoration the car has been returned to its original configuration with a Ford V8 engine and two-speed automatic transmission. 1967 AC COBRA CSX 3299 Only 5,300 miles from new, this street car has been under the same ownership since 1968. From long- term storage, this Cobra, finished in Guardsman blue with Sunburst wheels, was the recipient of a sympathetic cosmetic and mechanical restoration. 1970 SHELBY GT 350 CONVERTIBLE One owner from new and with 76,000 original miles. One of the rarest of all Shelby Mustangs produced. _ 1953 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 DROPHEAD COUPE Right-hand drive. Very nice older restoration 1960 MORRIS MINOR SEDAN DELIVERY Nice older restoration, left hand drive. 1954 JAGUAR 140 MC ROADSTER This California car was the recipient of a complete frame-off restoration In 1988 and shown at Meadowbrook Concours. ACCEPTING ALL MAKES OF CLASSIC, SPORTS, EXOTIC & MUSCLE CARS SHIP YOUR CAR EARLY - STORAGE AVAILABLE TEL: 954-566-2209  FAX: 954-566-2212  dgould@rmauctions.com 800-211-4371 www.rmauctions.com


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RM Auctions Elkhart, IN Brook. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $88,000. It has already won everything but as a decade has passed, maybe it's time to start showing it again and let a new generation of collectors enjoy it. Consider this a good deal for the buyer; if there had been another very interested bidder it probably would have gone much higher #261-1934 DODGE DELUXE MODEL DR convertible. SN 3709215. Yellow/brown. Odo: 21 miles. 218-ci 16. Dual sidemounts and painted hard trunk. Perfect paint, chrome, and Maroon/tan. Odo: 18 miles. Another LaVinerestored multiple national show winner. Restored in early 1990s. Likely mileage since restoration. Known owner history from day one. I could not find a flaw. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $225,500. Another great car A lot of people liked this car—so much that it sold at $50k over the high estimate. #264-1935 AUBURN BOATTAIL SPEEDSTER convertible. S/N 33026E. Black/black. Odo: 224 miles. 280-ci supercharged 18, 4-sp. Restored to the highest level by Eric and Vivian LaVine to be a 100-point car. Firsts at national CCCA and AACA, Meadow Brook, and Auburn Cord Duesenberg events attest to the level of the restoration. Full owner the running to win again. Sold at the top of the estimate, but still less than the restoration would cost to duplicate. interior. Restored in the early 1990s by La Vine Restorations in Nappanee, Indiana. Won a national first at AACA in 1994. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $72,600. This car had huge interest at the sale. Restored in the original color Still shows as a national show winner today, a testament to the tremendous quality of the restoration. A big price, but much less than the $135k that was spent on the restoration in 1990 dollars. 1 have to call it fairly bought. #289-1934 PACKARD SUPER EIGHT PHAETON convertible. S/N SH9489. #282-1937 CORD 812 PHAETON convertible. S/N 2173H. Dark red/tan. Odo: 57,935 miles. 4-sp preselect shifter on column stalk. Front-wheel drive. Good panel gaps, including the hidden headlights. Some paint chips at the right door edge and the right rear fender. Two small dimples in the chrome wind- history. As good as they get. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $445,500. This car still shows as though it was just restored and the selling price attests to it as well. If you can afford it, one of the most beautifid car designs ever built. Lots of money, but whatta car! #259-1936 FORD 68 DELUXE phaeton. S/N 183110565. Maroon/brown. Odo: 20,172 miles. 221-ci V8, 3-sp. Very good paint and chrome. Rubber gasket not in place at the rear gas filler. Very nice wood top bows; full side curtains for the top. Restored in 1981. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $50,050. Still looks like it was restored last month. 1981 AACA National first-place winner that's nice enough to be in shield surround. Black-painted undercarriage. Engine bay would need detailing for show purposes. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $123,750. When most people think of a Cord, this is the one that comes to mind. This car looks to have been restored a while ago and then driven some before being put away. Some cleaning up and detailing would be in order to show the car, but untouched it is still a very much-aboveaverage driver Price was in line with market. #256-1946 CUSHMAN PACEMAKER motor scooter. S/N 019608. Red. Like lot 256, completely restored in 1996 and displayed since then. As new in all respects. Wide whitewalls, cowled engine, and even a trunk on this model. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $13,200. Collector Car Insurance Grundy Worldwide... The collector car insurance program that's sensitive to your needs and your wallet. really liked these Cushmans and even applied • Agreed Value • No Mileage Limitations • High Liability Limits Available • Find Out How Much You Can Really Save. Call for a fast, accurate quote: 800-338-4005 or log on to: www.grundy.com for a real-time quote in all 50 states. 400 Horsham Road, P.O. Box 1957, Horsham, PA 19044 81  for a bidder 's number, hoping to stay below the auction estimate of $2,000 to $3,000. The rest is the story of my life. This has to be the highest price paid for any Cushman in the history of the universe. #273-1948 FORD SUPER DELUXE WOODY wagon. S/N 899A2188559. Dark navy blue/tan. Odo: 73,798 miles. 239-ci V8, 3-sp. Wood is said to be all-original. Scratched Spot Car Market


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RM Auctions Elkhart, IN paint at the nose; hood latch doesn't work. Broken plastic parts on the radio, steering wheel cracked. Interior wood finish has some runs. Vent-window weatherstripping is old and hard. Delaminating left vent glass. Excellent underhood, possibly restored but dirty and as-driven. Undercoated; differential is greasy. There is no battery. The wood looks good overall but could probably use another coat of varnish at this point.Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $69,300. There are many small details that need attention here but the wood and the expensive stuff is done. Having said that, I think the price paid was on the high side offair #284-1948 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL convertible. S/N 8H174303. Black/black. Odo: 84,521 miles. V12. Paint chips around the gas door; slight variation in the driver's door. The undercarriage is not detailed but clean. The interior is excellent, including the dash chrome and the perfect red see-through steering wheel. LaVine restored in late '70s; many national awards since. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $75,900. Most of these seem to be Bondobuckets with marginal interiors. This car still shows very strong, even more than 25 years after the restoration. Well bought and well sold, even at twice the price of some of the beaters we've seen around. #295A-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E54S003083. White/red. Odo: 67,800 miles. Chipped paint on hood and gas cover, waviness on the hood. Paint weak on left door and mostly worn off hubcaps. Rippled and dented side trim. Only surface rust is visible on the undercarriage. The glass is excellent and looks original. The engine bay has as-driven dirt. Driver's seat base has a small tear; top of dash has paint runs and cracks. The interior looks as it might be original and shows some wear. Engine will not turn over. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $64,900. This car was not originally intended to be in the sale as Linda Miller had decided to keep it. But after numerous requests to sell it, it was added the morning of the sale. What a good decision that was! Looks to be fairly original and complete, but certainly not in any kind of show condition. I about fell over when it sold for $65k with a stuck engine! It 's auction fever at work. #255-1959 CUSHMAN ROAD KING motor scooter. S/N 021328. Black. Restored in 1996 to claimed better than new condition &aft WO ei  Stock u. Specialipt emitoptaA Spatis eala and Xlmeticam. Claw& 1937 HodsonTerraplane 1934 Bentley 3.5 litre 1939l,o,Io Zephyr 1954 Kaiser rrin 1937 Cord 812 Sportsman 1950 Ghia Delahaye 1919 Roamer 1929 Cadillac McQuayNorris Streamliner 1937 Cadillac V16 1948 Ford Super Deluxe 1956 Packard Caribbean HYMAN LTD. 2310 CHAFFEE DRIVE ST. LOUIS, MO. 63146 PHONE 314-524-6000 FAX 314-692-0830 EMAIL SALES@HYMANLTD.COM February 2005  05


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Bonhams Henley-on-Thames, UK by Cleo Betts from Indiana. Wide whitewalls, shiny black paint and chrome. Original detailing throughout. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $10,450. It would be very hard to find another one restored to such a high standard. The high estimate was $3k, and 1 actually had some ideas of adding it to my collection, but my hopes were quickly dashed. A really neat little scooter and a REALLY neat sale price. #297-CASE STEAM TRACTOR working model. Black/red. 1/4-scale working model of a Case steam tractor engine that was made by an Indiana resident approximately 45 years EB Bonhams Leander Club Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom July 16, 2004 Auctioneer:  Number of automotive lots:  Number of automotive lots sold.  Sales rate:  Sales total.  High:  James Knight 50 48 96% $1,046,366 Lot 292, 1910 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 40/50hp 1 Mitchell Roi-de-Belges Tourer, sold at $434,775 ago. Flat black-and-red paint shows little wear. Seems to have all parts freely moving. Complete with steam whistle. Attractive at 20 feet but several crude features upon closer inspection. Many of the cut plates and welds show poorly—especially the torch-cut flywheel openings that aren't ground smooth. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,600. Sold WAY over estimate, at WAY more than I would have ever guessed. #204-PEERLESS STEAM TRACTOR working model. Green/black. A crude, largescale model of a Peerless steam tractor engine. Said to need some work, but the moving parts appear to be free and no rust is apparent. Buyer's premium: 15% on the first 00,000 ($54,800), 10% thereafter (included in prices of sold lots) by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics T Attractive paint scheme. Not show quality. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $3,738. I don't know what one would do with this, other than use it as a museunz display as was done here. Kind offun, but I'm not sure if it is almost $4k worth of fun. I am guessing that both of these working models set new records.• he former Brooks company's midsummer car sales have been long held at the Lords Cricket Ground in London and, out of town, at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, Hampshire. Following Bonhams' takeover of Brooks' UK showrooms and the calendar of fine-arts auctioneers Phillips, the now Bonhams-branded organization's Car Department opted this year to share a tent beside the Leander Rowing Club at picturesque Henley-on-Thames, the venue of the historic Henley Regatta. Traditional Rivercraft and Maritime items were auctioned the following day in what used to be an annual Phillips fixture. This mix of automotive and nautical collectibles appeared to be well received by both sets of enthusiasts. This was Bonhams' sixth Euro event in eight weeks. Thirty-three lots in their car catalog had been consigned from the collection belonging to the late Max H. Lips, the Dutch industrialist whose first batch of vehicles had been successfully dispersed at this year's Festival of Speed sale. Whereas in Sussex, the Lips cars complied with a venue-appropriate sporting and competition theme, here in Oxfordshire there was a strong Edwardian and vintage flavor to the stock on offer. Recent auction results show, however, that much early fare can be mighty hard to shift—at any price. Although very few of the Lips cars had seen any recent exercise—many having been mainly static-displayed first at Drunen and then exhibited in a purpose-built museum at Rosmalen—all of them were very definitely 86  at this sale to be sold. Indeed, by the time auctioneer and U.K. Car Department Director James Knight had put away his gavel, virtually all the really unusual Lips vehicles had been knocked down to new homes, and only two of the cars entered had failed to change hands. ers were a 1910 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, bodied with current Roi-de-Belges tourer coachwork in the early 1970s by John Mitchell, for which the necessary $434,775 was forthcoming from a Dutch bidder who had flown in specifically to buy the car. A restored and still very shiny 1934 Bentley 31/2 Litre, with early-1990s tourer coachwork crafted by James E. Pearce in Vanden Plas style, made a higher than expected $73,000; and a 1935 Bentley 3-1/2 Litre with 3position drophead coupe coachwork by Thrupp & Maberly, once owned by actor Albert Finney, cost a just-over-forecast $48,250. Friday afternoon's highest-priced sellThe encouraging message for the market from this event, when private punters rather than dealers did most of the buying, is that real enthusiasts are still prepared to invest their hard-won gains in oddball stock.— R.H-E. ENGLISH #2714906  WOLSELEY-SIDDELEY 18HP landaulette. S/N 101. Eng. #179893OBT. Cream, black coachlining/red. RHD. Hooper coachwork. Ancient matte paint with chips, scabs, and much shrinkage. Coat of arms visible on both rear doors. One headlamp's acetylene glass smashed with magnifying bulls-eye missing. Driver's compartment armrest horsehair stuffing exposed. Rear quarter's trim still present, but decayed and in severe need of makeover. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $64,515. With the original U.K. registration no longer available for reinstatement, this extraordinary time warp was strongly bid to achieve $17,800 over reserve. #292-1910 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER GHOST 40/50HP tourer. Eng. #1302. Navy Blue, unpainted hood/red. RHD. Odo: 8,786 miles. Former landaulette; served as an ambulance during WW1. Last restored in 1971, when rebodied. Rebored and rewired since. Paint and brightwork still excellent, apart Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Henley-on-Thames, UK miles. With divider. Old restoration still presents well. Paint good. Leather in front very good; cloth-trimmed rear quarters all intact but faded. Engine bay nice. No front brakes fitted. Very period! Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $39,248. Top money, fiillv deserved. A Roller or Daimler of this period, particularly in this condition, would be much more expensive. from marked Auster screen. Steering wheel rim chipped, leather slightly grubby. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $434,775. With limited appeal, all this needed was one bidder prepared to bid the reserve. The Dutch buyer had .flown in to buy the car, and he did. #281-1921 WOLSELEY 20HP landaulette. S/N 36326. Eng. #166A2548. Dark blue over black/black front, gray rear. RHD. Odo: 8,065 #297-1924 VAUXHALL OE 30/98 VELOX tourer. Eng. #0E102. Purple/black. RHD. Odo: 27,623 miles. Non-period body, possibly by Australian coachbuilder. Rebuilt since 1990. Cosmetics disappointing; some miles since very glossy restoration. Still virtually mint, with good detailing even extending to the front fender blade brackets/fittings and Bentley-badged rear-wheel spats. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $136,510. Although perhaps a little too bright and shiny for purists, the workmanship here was of the highest quality and car was unmarked. That's probably why someone was willing to pay an extravagant $15k over the estimated range. #288-1934 RILEY KESTREL 12/6 sports sedan. S/N 44T 2020. Eng. #12T 2020. Black over red over black/red. RHD. Odo: 55,579 miles. 16 engine, Blue Diamond Services rebuilt in late 1990s. Old paint split; particularly bad shrinkage cracks to running boards. bubbling to body and mudguards, trim torn. Unpainted hood. Another early (and somewhat rapid!) motor car with no front brakes fitted. Only for the brave. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $95,370. Despite having matching numbers for chassis and motot; the recent rebodv and condition devalued it some. The $103k reserve was too ambitious. Exotic Car Transport ORLANDO FLORIDA Open and Enclosed Carrier Service! wcirvro„, -  ,  #256-1934 AUSTIN 10HP sedan. S/N GI2341. Eng. #G12656. Black over blue/black. Odo: 38,000 kilometers. Paint and chrome only fair. Front seats reupholstered, rear seats -  _•, Sunroof still opens—not fixed shut as is typical. Ancient and worn leather, dash, and instruments all intact and still original. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,505. A surprising no-sale from Goodwood, late-entered here with a reduced reserve that was almost met by the new owner here. This auction 's best buy. #250-1934 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25HP lim- ousine. S/N GHA 16. Eng. #SRX. Mist Green/ gray. RHD. Odo: 5,389 miles. Windovers coachwork, with divider. A no-show at Bonhams' recent RREC sale due to an Autovac (fuel-system) problem, now resolved. One- 1 , —,-- , 1 :  I  0 0 0  • "Get the whole story of Exotic Car Transport, visit us on the Worldwide Web." www.exoticcartransport.corn Nationwide Transport of Exotic, Vintage and Luxury Automobiles Indoor Storage Available 88  still original. An old restoration, deteriorated somewhat. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $13,333. Austin Tens are few and far between these days, with the left-hookers rarer than geese that lay golden eggs. Hence someone was willing to pay $5,800 above the estimated range. #291-1934 BENTLEY 3 1/2-LITER tourer. S/N B151DK. Eng. #Z9BE. Honeysuckle Gold/burgundy. RHD. Odo: 9,517 miles. 9,517 family owned from new; laid up during WW2 and from 1960s until 1991, when refurbed. Paint fair, driver's front left side scuffed. Chrome slightly off. Leather dull but soft in front; Bedford cord dirty in back. Structurally sound, cosmetically fair. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $40,860. The fully charted history helped boost the bidding to $7k above the pre-sale estimate. #294-1934 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25HP SIX-LIGHT limousine. S/N GWE 30. Eng. #L6J. Black over Primrose over black/black. RHD. Odo: 62,316 miles. Park Ward carriage work, with divider. Sliding roof eliminated during old restoration. Paint and chrome still in fair order though now with some marks. Rewired eight years ago; radiator renewed Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Henley-on-Thames, UK Interior excellent. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $74,800. The $75k-plus sought seemed to be a lair expectation for a rare MkVI with such nice provenance. #293-1962 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES I 3.8 roadster. S/N 876119. Eng. #RA-Z109-9. Dark green metallic/beige. RHD. Odo: 60,319 miles. With hardtop. 5-speed Getrag box and more recently. 2003 front and rear retrim very good. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $29,032. The right money for a rather staid-looking 20/25 that's nearly due for its next external makeover #290-1946 BENTLEY MKVI 4-1/4 LITER PROTOTYPE DHC. S/N B12 AK. Eng. #B8A. Burgundy/red. RHD. Odo: 4,526 miles. Vanden Plas. First owned by QEII's physician Sir John Peel. Acquired derelict in 1986. Chassis-up rebuild completed in 1998. Some paint chips; front apron microblistered. - leather slightly sat-in. All very clean. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $31,790. Despite the relatively low mileage and high standard of restoration, nobody here was prepared to meet the $38k minimum. The Series III 2+2 tin-top is not prettiest version, and the automatic never helps on this side of the pond. Coopercraft calipers. Some restoration in 1998. Paint and chrome still good; retrim very good. Flat floor, as it should be, although internal rather than external bonnet locks. Overall, not in especially sharp cosmetic order. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $39,789. Slightly under reserve was accepted for this non-standard-spec Series I. #253-1974 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES HI coupe. S/N 1S52093BW. Eng. #1S12824SB. Red/biscuit. RHD. Odo: 39,264 miles. 5.3-liter V12, auto. Three owners, full service history with major Jaguar dealers. XK Engineering restored in 1989, only 3,000 miles since. Seat AUTOSFVFIT DESIGNS INC FERRARI 212 E SUPERLEGGEFtA TOURING COUPE X, MIKE HAWTHORN, 1951 Serial # 0143/E in its original combination of Touring Blue, Blue leather, RHO, 2.5 liter 12 cylinder engine and 5-speed gearbox. This 212 E has approximately 100 miles since its complete, photo-documented frame off restoration. Given by Enzo Ferrari to team racing driver Mike Hawthorn for his personal use to commute to and from the Grand Prix races and used as the 1953 factory Mille Migha practice car. Upon leaving the Ferrari factory racing team, this car was purchased by Mike Hawthorn for his personal use and enjoyment, complete documentation is included. Numbers matching example and all body panels are original. This is quite possibly the finest original example of an early racing Ferrari in existence with its obvious exceptional and unquestionable provenance. A rare opportunity to acquire an exceptional and historically significant example of a vintage Ferrari that will become a welcomed addition to any vintage event world-wide, including the Goodwood revival and Mille Miglia Retrospective. 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Bonhams Henley-on-Thames, UK Unique factory-made example, with photos recording construction. Claimed to have cost $187,000. Touched-up on passenger side rear wheel arch lip, rest of paint good. Driver's door entry kickplate scuffed. Possibly original leather crazed; wood very good. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $30,107. One-offi like this are always difficult to value. The auctioneers (and the vendor) had reckoned this one-off deserved at least $18,500 and, hopefully, nearer to $22k. This surprisingly high valuation was thanks to two bidders who both really wanted the car #289A-1993 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPIRIT II sedan. S/N PCH46062. Eng. #76829L4101/NKN. Diamond Graphite/pale these racy-looking Colombes-sur-Seine-made French sportscars before.. .and may well never again. This buyer established the value, if it ever matters. #269-1955  RENAULT  R2100 JUVAQUATRE station wagon. S/N 2239670. Eng. #36691. Gray/gray. Externally restored, still good though marked. Original interior fair. Heated windshield and parking lights on each all intact and authentic-looking. Finish of headlamp reflectors and rims deteriorated to almost matte. Immensely long and very French. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $76,857. They don't come much quirkier than this elephantine Frog, so $20,800 above the pre-sale estimate wasn't surprising. Being so French and early-I 920s in appearance should ensure extra earnings for movie-studio hire. #262-1929 RALLY ABC 1-1/2 LITER roadster. S/N A 451 A. Eng. #1654. Purpleblue/black. RHD. Odo: 910 miles. 1970s-era color from old restoration, inappropriate for vintage car. Finish worn to mattc look in ; gray. RHD. Four owners. Appeared still to be original with only modest cosmetic wear. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $25,806. Even in this dreary color combination, this seeemed to be an excellent value when you consider the $150k cost when new! FRENCH #283-1921 RENAULT JP 45HP limousine. S/N 101100. Eng. #130. Black over maroon over black/black front, brown rear. RHD. Odo: 47,997 miles. Massive 9.1-liter engine. Old restoration; paint good. Driver's compartment armrests very distressed, rear compartment places, chipped cockpit lip. Chassis, suspension, and brakes all painted nicely. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $34,408. Nobody here—and that included some extremely narrow-band, oddhall-marque collectors—had ever seen one of ;.1 side. Very modern at the time. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $6,542. The price has to be about right. However, having only been a museum exhibit in recent years, a recommissioning would have to be funded before this little 845-cc wagon could be put to work. GERMAN #276-1962 MESSERSCHMITT KR200 BUBBLE 3-wheeler. S/N 79729. Eng. #3473542. Pale blue/red. Repainted at some time, now poor and marked. Luggage rack in place; original interior fair with one instrument missing. Should be simple and cheap to refurbish inside and out. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $9,462. Despite being in need of makeover, this dinky German .fighter made more than the pre-sale estimate. Such twoseaters in tandem occupy less space than your ride-on mower Chocks away! #300-1978 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SEL 6.9 sedan. S/N 11603612001896. Eng. #10098512001005. Black/tan. Auto. U.K. steve cook 90 automotive illustration : portInd102@aol.com : 503.286.6284 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Henley-on-Thames, UK resident from 1985. Bare-metal refurbed since then. Repaint and rechrome very good. Hopper-executed retrim in leather excellent. History file impressive. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $6,667. Bravely offered without reserve, and cheaply landed at $2,800 below the pre-sale estimate. Well made, very rapid, very Teutonic, very black. Slightly boring, though. ITALIAN #296-1959 ALFA ROMEO 2000 convertible. S/N 1020400081. Eng. #00200400081. Silver/black. Odo: 23,071 miles. Re-offered here following a Goodwood FOS aftersale that fell through. Ex-U.S. 102-Series 2000 with Spider body employing Superleggera method of construction. In U.K. since 1989. Mid-1990s late 1980s. Fuel filler and driver's screen pillar paint-marked. Alloys very clean. Claimed to be original leather, slightly creased at the driver's side. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $20,570. Short of the $24k reserve, which was a bit too high. Certainly worth at least $22k with manual shift, though. There are lots of depreciating 400s for sale, but nearly all of them are automatic. unused for some time, started up right away and appeared to drive okay. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $30,537. The buyer thought it was worth paying $8k over the pre-sale estimate for this seemingly sound example, eligible for U.K. Vet Singles and Twins rallies. #277-1906 POPE-WAVERLY ELECTRIC RUNABOUT. S/N A4462. Black/Midnight Blue. 60-volt electric, steered by a tiller on renovation, much of it mechanical. Minor marks to paint. Front windshield molding bodged. Some chrome corroded. Interior good. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $30,107. Top money for an apparently rot-free example, in reasonable cosmetic order. This one was worth it. #289-1978 FERRARI 400GT 2+2 coupe. S/N 22569. Eng. #22569. Dark blue/dark blue. RHD. Odo: 61,678 miles. One of just 27 RHD 400s with 5-speed manual box. Restored in AMERICAN #254-1906 CADILLAC MODEL K 9/10HP TURTLE-BACK runabout. S/N 569. Eng. #C2213. Black over maroon/maroon. RHD. Old restoration. Paint has some shrinkage and chips. Button-leather bench seat with acceptable wear. Despite having been Ultimate Dream Machines 1 953  Maserati 1 9 75 David Pearson Torino 8 3 1 . 423 . 5 7 0 4 www.CANEPA.com TRANSPORTERS  •  MOTORCYCLES  •  RESTORATION  •  EXOTIC SPORTS & LUXURY CARS  C3 EMIG NI •  SPORT UTILITY VEHICLE',


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Bonhams Henley-on-Thames, UK the right side. Claimed to have been original until 1974 acquisition, when restored. Some shrinkage to body paint. Floor crudely painted. Windshield and running boards in leather; Cape Cart top with distinctive side windows and oval rear window. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,419. Yet another quirky, museum-stored machine. Generous money was paid for this eco-friendly model. #260-1907 BUICK MODEL G roadster. S/N 549160. Cream with red coachlining/black. RHD. Old U.S. restoration pre- 1 969; since then oil lamp. Cooling system disconnected, but should be simple enough to get going. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $31,182. Just over the pre-sale estimate paid. A fair deal for both buyer and seller. #285-1910 STANLEY STEAMER 10HP tourer. S/N 6103. Red with black/black. RHD. Odo: 710 miles. Twin-cylinder steam engine. Miles displayed on Jones of NY odometer; steamed away in U.S. for many years. Old restoration. Paint very good, though hood badly Dash, instruments, and switches like new. Gehrig tire sidewalls really dirty; Kellogg tire inflator. Ingenious rod-mounted, clipping headlamps. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $29,920. Despite the remarkable originality and completeness, bidding failed to meet the $33,500 reserve. #284-1924 FORD MODEL T FIRE TENDER. S/N 12315746. Red with yellow coachlining/black. Old restoration. Paint, varnish, and trim only fair. Rear-mounted water pump, firefighter helmets, and shovels. mainly museum-displayed. Some shrinkage to trunk lid paint; chips here and there, blistering around mudguard stays. Brass marked. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $25,376. Despite being static in recent years, this former Californian raised $6,700 over the estimate. #257-1907 HOLSMAN 10HP MODEL 9 runabout. Gray with black coachlining/black. Right-hand tiller-steered. Museum-exhibited since old refurb. Cosmetically still good, .  . heat-blistered. Top fabric fresh. Magondeaux of Manur acetylene brass lamps. Lots of little floor-mounted plumbing taps to play with! Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $61,289. Just under the reserve, but with the market. Such eccentric devices continue to stoke up addiction. #272-1912 OAKLAND MODEL 40 tourer. S/N 9735. Eng. #19335. Gray over black/black. RHD. Exhibited at the Crawford Museum, Cleveland, 1978-90. 1970s-era Museum-displayed recently, so requiring mechanical recommissioning. Unlikely to have been period-bodied. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $10,753. Inexpensive for a fun/novelty item. Just too modern and non-period-looking to justifr much more money than this. #273-1937 CORD MODEL 812 SUPERCHARGED roadster. S/N 32121H. Eng. #FG2813. Gunmetal Gray/dark green. Odo: 16,118 miles. Old repaint in non-period color is thick and lumpy with marks. Original though paint shows some shrinkage cracks. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $25,376. Buyer valued this Chicago-built highwheeler at $8,500 more than the auctioneers' estimate. Henry K. Holsman would have approved! #275-1909 FORD MODEL T 20HP tourer. Eng. #452. Black/black. Odo: 1,918 miles. Very glossy paint, some shrinkage. Windshield glass cracked. Seat leather cracked, dash wood varnish poor. Horn rubber bulb crumbled away. Ford acetylene headlamps, single Besnard rear 92  restoration cosmetically still very good with a few marks. Wheels sound; engine bay wellpresented. Acetylene brass headlamps, Castle oil sidelamps. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $38,279. Buyer paid top money for this Michigan-made Edwardian. #295-1924 CADILLAC V63-EIGHT LEATHER-TOP 2-door sedan. S/N 63M1357. Eng. #1357. Black and gray/brown. Odo: 47,374 miles. Part-original paint, in very good condition. Driver's door kickplate scuffed. Correct moquette cloth looking threadbare in places. Window blinds intact. leather much cracked with splits. Engine bay dirty; whitewalls crazed. Several plug leads missing, confirming recent static status. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $87,971. Particularly when supercharged to 170 hp as this one, the Cord 812 has to be one of most recognizable and desirable of all U.S. automobile icons. Despite being in non-running condition, this one found more money than expected. #270-1937 LINCOLN MODEL K 359B V12 semi-collapsible convertible. Eng. #K7845. White with black coachlining/black front, beige rear. Odo: 65,243 miles. One of Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Henley-on-Thames, UK CA5684972. Eng. #V1059521. Black/blue and cream. Odo: 58,219 miles. Rocket V8, auto. Old thick repaint with chips; door handles and rear lamp surround chrome poor. Rear parcel shelf card moisture- and sunshine-distressed. Rest of interior good, and possibly original. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $7,312. About $2k below the pre-sale estimate, but the buyer paid the right price for the condition. only seven bodied like this in Buffalo. Thickly repainted with chips and marks. Fender plating scruffy. Very period dash; instruments all intact. Driver's seat squab worn, rear cloth only fair. Period radio, Dietz 510 spotlights. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $50,490. No takers here for this vast convertible fit for wedding hire. The $75k sought was seriously ambitious. It was re-offered soon again at the Goodwood Revival auction, where it sold for $47,081 (see January SCM, p. 65). #268-1956 OLDSMOBILE SUPER EIGHTY-EIGHT HOLIDAY sedan. S/N BELGIAN #278-1923 MINERVA AB Salamanca convertible. S/N 61306. Eng. #61248. Blue over black/black front, gray rear. RHD. Odo: 196 miles. Old refurb. Paint now only fair unused for years most probably did not help either. CZECH #280-1954 TATRA T600 2-LITER sedan. S/N 180074. Eng. #180074. Blue/light gray. Flat-4 engine. Museum-displayed in recent years. Crudely repainted; brightwork restored b with some chips. Stuffing escaping from splits in original front seat squabs. Jaeger speedo, Scintilla switch panel, Willocq et Bottin lamps, marque-correct Minerva Goddess mascot. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $38,335. Very specialized and mighty difficult to sell. Being at some time. Beige cloth interior fair. Finned twin rear windows. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $6,452. Near the reserve was enough to buy this Czech weirdo, which showcases designer Hanz Ledwinka's aero look. Tatra nuts like US California Mille potentate Martin Swig will have thought it cheaply landed. The rest of us will be glad we're not him.• Auto Collectors Garage 9848 Southwest Freeway Houston, Tx 713-541-2281 fax 713-541-2286 www.autocollectorsgarage.com sales@autocollectorsgarage.com 1980 Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible: Body by HJ Mulliner with steel & aluminum panels; fully optioned car; books & records; extremely well maintained car that was garaged. $52,500 1967 Jaguar XKE Roadster Series I: 4.2 litre; 3 carburetors; 4 wheel independent suspension; 4 wheel disc brakes; completely restored; driven approximately 500 miles since restoration. $57,900 • SALES • SERVICE • RESTORATION • APPRAISAL LOCATORS 1948 Jaguar Mark IV DHC: 6 cylinder; 3.5 litre; 4 speed; chrome wire wheels; completely restored; ONLY 560 produced. A stunning car. $79,900 February 2005  1955 Jaguar XK140MC; 3 year frame off restoration; Type C engine; 4 sp; wire wheels; dual exhaust; NEW Connally leather interior; NEW cloth top; NEW paint--everything NEW; Only driven 5 miles since restoration. $75,000 93


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Christie's London, UK CHRISTIE S Christie's Jack Barclay Showroom, Nine Elms, London, UK June 7, 2004 Auctioneer:  Number of automotive lots:  Number of automotive lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sales total:  High sale: . Rupert Banner 42 30 71% $3,238,606 Lot 75, 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Aluminum Coupe, sold at $384,100 Premium: 17.5% on the first S127,400, 10% thereafter (included in prices of sold lots) by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics T he Jack Barclay Showroom, Christie's regular auction venue in unfashionable, south-of-the-Thames Nine Elms, was absolutely loaded with stock for this midsummer sale. Apart from the usual clutch of consignments from different vendors, their entry was greatly boosted by 28 Rolls-Royces and Ferraris from, in effect, a single source. Although a 1910 R-R 40/50hp Silver Ghost with open-drive limousine coachwork, which once had adorned a Daimler, ran out of steam at an insufficient $478,400, eight out of ten Rollers laid down by London's highestprofile shopkeeper, Harrods boss Mohamed Al Fayed, did change hands. His 1992 R-R Phantom VI with seriously royal landaulette accommodation by Mul liner Park Ward raised $373,980, the proceeds benefiting charity. Meanwhile, thirteen of the eighteen Ferraris from the 'M Collection' also sold here. All right-hand-drive cars, they had been acquired through Modena, the former marque specialists who, latterly, were funded by Al Fayed's late son, Dodi, who died with Princess Di in that controversial car accident in a Paris underpass. Top seller, costing its new British private owner $384,100, was a 1966 275 GTB/6C with aluminum Berlinetta body. Other very serious bucks were brought for an unrestored 1931 Bentley and a 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk 1 ex-works team rally car. Having been actively evented during the 1950s, the catalogue cover starring 8-Liter with Dual Cowl Tourer coachwork by Lancefield of London had been bricked up in one owner's garage for 37 years. Although all complete, this was nonetheless a resto project and, as such, did extremely well to raise a mid-forecast $373,980. While the Big Healey, which was driven to a 1960 LiegeRome-Liege Rally victory by Pat Moss and 94  last rebuilt in the early 1990s, made a mighty $323,380 and a huge profit for the latest vendor. Two years ago, in the Coys auction at Monaco, where it was just as microblistered, URX 727 only returned the previous owner just over $180,000! "Being able to offer major collections always helps any auction," Christie's director Rupert Banner told SCM. "With so many right-hand-drive Ferraris in the sale, lots of U.K. bidders came along. The sales room was not only jam-packed but extremely busy, and, although there was steady telephone interest, bidding was mainly live in the room." Much-previewed here, as they were at the previous Christie's sale in London, were a brace of genuine pre-war Le Mans Bentleys—Speed Six Works Number 2, which second-placed in 1930; Works Number 2, from the 1928 race; and Works Number 10, the 1929 third-place 4-1/2-Liter car. All were destined to go under the Christie's hammer at their new Le Mans fixture July 23. Our report on Le Mans directly follows this one on page 102.—RH-E. 1910 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP SILVER GHOST open-drive limousine. SN 1365. Eng. #38. Two-tone vertical-striped brown/brown front, Fawn rear. RHD. Formerly in Los Angeles. Millard Newman funded a full restoration and owned it twice, most recently ENGLISH #111 - 76UG. Eng. #20H149. White/tan. RHD. Odo: 1,000 miles. Late-1970s restoration, mellowed nicely. Paint still good with only minor marks. Front leather very cracked. Auster screen for rear folks, large travel trunk on back. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $151,340. One UK. trader clearly thought that it was worth paying $22,500 over the pre-sale estimate for this U.S.-bodied Ghost. #94-1925 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP PHANTOM I Sedanca de Ville. S/N I OLC. Eng. #PA95. Black over yellow/black front, beige rear. RHD. Odo: 529 miles. With division. In U.S. for many years. Still very original. Some refurbing done. Old repaint with shrinkage; chrome pitted. Interior clean, but wood dull. SOLD AT $97,290. This mid-estimate price paid by the new UK. private owner was spot-on. #100-1927 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I PERMANENT SALAMANCA town car. S/N S445FL. Eng. #20456. Black/black front, fawn rear. RHD. Odo: 5,044 miles. With division. Externally restored well before Monaco auction in 1989, since when retrimmed. Paint flat and marked, fenders bubbling, chrome dull. —  .  _ until 2001. Period-altered body from Daimler. Cosmetically still sharp; some shrinkage cracks to rear coachwork. Lots of brass to polish. Wheels very good, interior excellent. Cond: 1, NOT SOLD AT $478,400. Just over $100k short of the reserve, which, according to auctioneers and vendor, is around what this one-off-bodied Ghost is actually worth. #99-1922 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP SILVER GHOST PALL M ALL tourer. S/N Interior clean, but wood needs a refurb. Brooks travel trunk. Brewster drum-shaped headlamps with matching sidelights; single-bar bumpers; spare wheel slotted into each running board; wind wings to screen sides; flower vases in back. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $95,128. Another handsome American-bodied Roller, very simply repainted, which raised much more than expected. #101 -1928 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I NEWMARKET sedan. S/N S379KP. Eng. #20798. Cream over brown/cream. Odo: 102,977 miles. Likely to have been repainted pre-acquisition at Monaco auction 1989. Huge 7.7-liter six rebuilt shortly thereafter. Some touched-up paint chips. 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Christie ' s London, UK dirty. Holes in driver's seat leather; rear compartment clean, roller blinds intact. Classic Car Club of America badge. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $62,560. Around $8k more was needed to buy this English-built rolling chassis with period-installed formal American coachwork. Would have been a good value at that. car to change hands. In this case, an enthusiast Brit was willing to pay top money. #102-1930 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25HP Sedanca de Ville. SIN GLR60. Eng. #V9L. Black, basket-weave painted rear/black front, was the sporting version of the Phantom II; built on a shorter chassis and capable of a real 100-mph top speed. Fierce competition under the gavel saw $34k over the pre-sale estimate. Generous. fawn rear. RED. Odo: 39,206 miles. With division. U.S.-restored pre-1989, when shipped back to U.K. Repaint has chips and marks. Wicker-effect paint to rear good. Whitewalls rage for 37 years. Top panels rubbed down at some time, primer-painted fenders have rusting scabs. Leather extremely ancient and crumbly. Complete. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $373,980. Despite crying out for total makeover, this unrepeatable time warp deservedly pulled strong money from a U.S. bidder #104-1938 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM III Sedanca de Vile. S/N 3DL104. Eng. 11474. Dark blue, white coachlining/light blue, beige rear. RHD. Odo: 63,654 miles. Mullinerbodied, with division. Unreliable V12 replaced with B80 motor from Phantom IV. High-line roof to accommodate first owner's top hat! Chiswick, London coachbuilders plates on #93-1931 BENTLEY 8 LITER DUAL COWL tourer. S/N YM5044. Eng. #YM5044. Silver gray over maroon/red. RHD. Odo: 70,344 miles. Extraordinarily original having been bricked up in an eccentric owner's ga- #103-1933 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II CONTINENTAL sports sedan. S/N 119RY. Eng. #RV55. Coffee over cream/beige. RHD. Odo: 812 miles. 7.7-liter 16. Twin ignition. Restored in mid-1980s. Paint stonechipped, chrome good. Squabs leather soiled. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $105,938. The Continental UTH OR IZED MORGAN MOTOR CAR DEALER www.alfa pa rtscatalog.com '03 Plus 8 RED SPECIAL COLUOR '03 Plus 8 PACIFIC BLUE METALLIC '02 Plus 8 FOUNTAIN BLUE '98 Plus 8 CRANBERRY METALLIC '95 Plus 8 (1st RED '91 Plus 8 BRG '87 Plus 8 BRG/BLACK '81 Plus 8 Turbo '80 Plus 4/4 PERIWINKLE BLUE Largest online parts and accessories catalog with factory part numbers, images, parts diagrams, and online ordering! "Original parts and hard to find NOS. ''Rebuilds, sheet metal, restoration and afiermarket parts. '(High performance components. '(Full line ofAlfa Romeo factory gifts, accessories and collectables. '(Prompt Prompt worldwide delivery. From Giulietta to 164, factory authorized Alfa Romeo parts provider, over 30 years of exclusive Alfa Romeo experience. 800 890 ALFA (2532) 510 525 9435 www.alfapartscatalog.com 96 Visit our web site at www.morganwest.net for our current listings of Morgans and other fine marques including Acme Rocket Motorcycle, Allard, Ferrari, MG, Mini, Talbot and Triumph. ' 71 Plus 8 REGENCY RED '67 Plus 4 Super Sport 67 Plus 4 KINGFISHER BLUE '66 Plus 4 ANTHRACITE GRAY 66 Plus 4  ' ' ' ' /KKK '65 Plus 4 BURGANDY/BIAEK 63 4/4 SERIES V RACER BLACK/RED 61 Plus 4 RED '55 Plus 4/4 DH( BLUE/GRAY 50 Plus 4 DHC ' 3003 PICO BLVD, SANTA MONICA, CA 90405 I WWW.MORGANWEST.NET (310) 998-3311 DENNIS GLAVIS, MANAGING DIRECTOR I DENNIS@MORGANWEST.NET Sports Car Market


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Christie's London, UK Black over yellow/tan. Odo: 3,410 miles. Plates from original supplier Jack Olding still present. Externally restored at some time. Repaint now chipped. Chrome good. Reupholstered throughout more recently. Leather excellent. Possible cylinder-head fault. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $34,592. One of 491 Wraiths built. Even with the engine possibly needing attention, this one saw top money. Immediate pre-WWH Wraiths like this offer great value. sills. In U.S. from 1965; later acquired from an Australian auction 1986. U.K.-refurbished since then. Only minor marks to paint and chrome. Interior excellent. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $90,804. Engine change makes it especially difficult to value. Despite that, top estimate was paid. #105-1939 ROLLS-ROYCE WRAITH enclosed limousine. S/N WKC5. Eng. #7243. #97-1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MK1 RALLY sports hardtop. S/N HBN7/8446. Eng. #29DHUH/12161. White over red/black. RHD. Odo: 11,333 miles. Ex-Pat Moss factory front or side bars. Panels and door fit good. Paint badly microblistered. Interior only fair. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $323,380. $180k toprange estimate based on just over $180k sale price at Coys Monaco sale in 2002, since when no further refurbing appears to have taken place. A new auction milestone for an exworks rally Healey. Account for the deduction of Christie 's charges, even transportation, and this was still one serious profit! (Featured car, October 2004 SCM) #95-1961 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 flat-floor roadster. S/N 850218. Eng. #R2247/9. Carmen Red/beige. RHD. Odo: 2,863 miles. Miles since resto. XK Engineering rebuilt in 1991. Still fresh-looking. Paint team Liege-Rome-Liege winner. Last restored for retro eventing early 1990s. Authentic-looking with triple SUs, humped trunk lid for two spares, and large gas tank. Leather-trimmed buckets, MotoLita wheel. Roll-caged with no polish-scratched. Chrome has minor marks. Leather and interior spotless. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $69,184. Considering the high quality of work carried out, this genuine flatfloor E-type, with all the numbers matching, may have been slightly underpriced. Carrozzeria Granturismo Milano srl. Carrozzeria Granturismo Milano srl. 30 Via per Arese, 20017 Terrazzano di Rho (MI), Italy Giuliano Gheser & Aldo Goi / German & Italian relations Paul V.J.Koot / International relations Tel.: +3902 93909285-6 Fax; +39 02 93908420 info@gtmilano.it Visits by appointment only Located near Arese, in the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Carrozzeria Granturismo employs an inspired and experienced team of craftsmen. Our services include structural chassis restoration, body restoration and manufacturing of body trim and panels in aluminium and steel, interior work, and meticulous assembly of the final product. Further, our vast preparation & paint facility is one of the most sophisticated ones in the country. We restore to the highest levels of quality and originality, based on extensive information, documentation and parts sources, in the heart of the region where all the famous Italian carrozzieri and car makers were born. From Allemano to Zagato, please contact us for advise or a firm quote. February 2005 97


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Christie's 1 London, UK #72-1966 HUMBER IMPERIAL touring limousine. SN B884400091BWHS0. Eng. #B884400091BWHWO. Royal Metallic Blue/ gray. RHD. Odo: 67,331 miles. Automatic. Used as wedding-hire car until 1986, then trim only fair, top frame shabby. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $23,920. Although the $25k minimum was realistic for the U.K., nobody here was prepared to jump that high. If leftdrive, could have brought more in the States. #96-1969 ASTON MARTIN DB6 MM VOLANTE convertible. S/N BDVC3728R. Eng. #400/4031NC. Black/black. RHD. Odo: 7,222 miles. One of only 29 with Vantage engine. Manual ZF gearbox, ps. Well repainted RHD. Odo: 37,266 miles. With division. Old restoration. Paint and chrome very good. Tinted quarter-window glass milky. Full leather interior excellent. Original 8-track for driver, retro-fit TV and video for passengers. Nonperiod fogs. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $90,160. Seemed about right to me; but as far as auctioneers and their vendor were concerned, still $11k short. #I08-1992 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM VI landaulette. S/N LWXI0422. Eng. #10422. Black over cream, black coachlining/fawn front, beige rear. Odo: 4,688 kilometers. With division. Paint and chrome unmarked. Folding repainted at change in ownership. Paint now marked. Chrome only fair. Seat fabric good. Wood trim. Unleaded conversion. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $9,728. Not the most exciting automobile on the grid. Close-up, not in the greatest condition, either. Rare, though, and somebody clearly loved it. #91-1967 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 11/2 4.2 roadster. S/N 1E1877. Eng. #7E140399. Red/beige. Odo: 2,840 kilometers. Mileage unlikely to be correct. Only two owners, one in Australia, where repainted four years ago. Paint good, panel fit poor. Non-original vinyl vl in early 1990s. Still unmarked. Brightwork perfect, retrimmed leather dull. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $183,724. Very good-looking and desirable. Relatively rare, too, which explains the top price paid. #107-1971 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM VI limousine. S/N PRH314J. Eng. #4617. Dark blue metallic/blue, light blue piping. top excellent. Leather good, rear seat velour slightly worn. Charles Rolls and Henry Royce inlaid wood motifs on rear door panels, Spirit of Ecstasy parquetry in place of headlining. CD changer in trunk. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $373,980. Compared to the colossal $916,992 cost when new, this well-within-estimate price paid by a continental buyer was cheap! ITALIAN #73-1964 FERRARI 330GT 2+2 coupe. S/N 6129. Eng. #6129. Red/black. RHD. Odo: 52,918 miles. Somewhat recent restoration. Putting a Spoiler on a Civic Doesn't Make It Fast. So when we set out to make the SCM website better, we knew we had to do more than just make it look nice; we had to give it more content, have it load faster, and make it easier to navigate. »Every Car Profile from 1993 - Present >)Latest Automotive News Updated Daily Evpanded Section of New Car Reviews ,irger Special Event Gallery Page Wore Logical Navigation 1 ,ister Loading Pages Stop by today: www.sportscarmarket.com 98  — Repaint and retrim good. Dash veneer nicely replaced. Door handle chrome pitted. Rechromed bumpers marked. Engine bay well-presented. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $47,564. Sale price right on target for this four-headlight Ferrari, with front-mounted 330 America engine. — — —  Sports Car Market Magazine -— •  'EL:: amp #75-1966 FERRARI 275 GTB/6C ALUMINUM coupe. S/N 08221. Eng. #08221. Red/black. RI-ID. Odo: 41,460 miles. Six Weber carbs. Long nose. Larger rear window for greater luggage space. Restored post1985, rear end shunted in 1995. Repaint good, though some polish-scratching and marks to upper B-posts. Bumper chrome bumpy in places, leather sound apart from driver's seat scuffs. Accident damage admittedly jigrepaired by Maranello Concessionaires. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $384,100. One ofonly 6 RHD light- Sports Car Market


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Christie's London, UK at driver's side. Door aperture marked, doorhandle chrome pitted. Driver's seat leather soiled. Aftermarket Pioneer stereo. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $58,880. $15k more was sought, and possibly justified on account of its motor show provenance. #76-1969 FERRARI 365 2+2 coupe. S/N 12077. Eng. #12077. Red/black with red piping. RHD. Odo: 16,707 miles. In Singapore from new until 1982. Formerly gray. Old repaint, bubbling with touch-up marks. B orran is weights. The accident history did not harm this very high performance under the gavel. Why? Because lightweight, long-nose 275 GTBs in RHD, even with only the single-cam motor, are unlikely to be found in your local parking lot. #74-1966 FERRARI 330 GTC coupe. S/N 9093. Eng. #9093. Blue/cream, brown carpets. RHD. Odo: 82,041 miles. 1966 London Motor Show car. Older restoration. Side vents and one rear reflector missing. Bubbly rear wheel arch dull. Leather good; door panels speaker-holed. Wood requires refurb. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $34,592. Well above the predicted money for an imperfect 365, though one that's basically sound and should be simple to revive. Arguably the best-value prancing horse in this stable. #77-1970 FERRARI 246 GT DINO coupe. S/N 246GT01134. Eng. #01134. Silver/two-tone blue. RHD. Odo: 44,984 miles. 1970 London Motor Show car; first 246 GT in RHD. Panel fit fair. Color-changed repaint good. Retrim used but acceptable. Period Radiomobile. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $67,022. This car 's show and production history—rather than its condition—contributed to a surprisingly high $17k above top estimate. Strong retail money. #78-1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4 coupe. S/N 16141. Eng. #16141. Red/tan. RHD. Odo: 63,139 miles. 1972 London Motor Show car; one of only 31 RHD examples. Original paint E good. Painted alloys flat and bumpy. Leather very dirty. Two sets of three horizontallymounted Webers in tidy bay. 1980s-era Sharp AN EVENT OF A LIFETIME! ( - 30, 2005. ,111 LIM  IN PERSON RACING LEGENDS RSVP 800-863-0610 Hallmark Galleries Scottsdale, Arizona February 2005 99


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Christie's London, UK aftermarket stereo. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $40,480. The $50k reserve was way overambitious for the condition. The oddly styled nose must contribute to why 365 GTC/4s are being bypassed by serious Ferraristi. #80-1973 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA coupe. S/N 16605. Eng. #16605. Red/tan with black inserts. RHD. Odo: 40,687 miles. Panel fit good. Old repaint polish- chips to panel edges, masking-tape impression marks. Interior good. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $71,346. At $14k over top estimate, and way more than I would have expected, this was yet another very strong retail valuation. marked with stone chips. Driver's door kickplate scuffed. Fender chrome poor. Leather soiled, dash top faded. Steering wheel worn. Overall, acceptably worn, nicely patinated, and almost original-looking. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $108,400. One of only 159 in RHD. Cheap, even if this was just a used car #81-1973 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO targa coupe. S/N 246GTS04836. Eng. #10232. Red/ black. RHD. Odo: 27,623 miles. Poorly done, thick repaint, with minor bubbling. Some Detailed Restoration of British & Select European Automobiles and Race Cars marked, passenger side front bumper parkscuffed, leather slightly soiled, alloys dull and grubby, engine bay clean. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $62,698. Many are scared off by this model due to the high cost of regular maintenance on the flat-12, like extracting it before the cambelts are changed. Despite that, paying a price at the top end of the pre-sale estimate, virtually retail, was entirely justified here. #83-1977 FERRARI 308 GTB FIBERGLASS coupe. S/N 20543. Eng. #20543. Red/black. RHD. Odo: 24,521 miles. GRP-painted with minor chips and light cracks. Driver's seat bolster scuffed. Alloys Otherwise virtually unmarked externally and internally. Blaupunkt period-correct sound. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $29,186. The price paid for this Mondial tin-top exceeded what 1 expected, but it still turned out to be the cheapest Ferrari in the sale. chipped. Sports exhaust system with twin tailpipes. 1980s Hitachi stereo. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $34,960. Just $1,000 more would have landed this plastic-bodied GT—with genuine low mileage and fully documented history on file. It would have been worth it. urrek Motor • • rts 1990 S. 11tre:Ste. 10 Niles, Michigan 49120 www..surreymotorsports.com 800-472-4440 100 #85-1978 FERRARI 512 BB coupe. S/N 24775. Eng. #24775. Red/cream with red inserts. RHD. Odo: 31,174 miles. Paint has masking evidence, some bubbling and chips. Rear spoiler and air box in red rather than factory black. Leather soiled, ashtray rusty. 1980s Pioneer stereo. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $59,454. Average money paid for an average example, Sports Car Market #88-1988 FERRARI 328 GTB coupe. S/N 76601. Eng. #11874. Blue/tan, black carpets. RHD. Odo: 15,280 miles. One of 133 RHD examples. Repaint good. Some stone chips to front; door panels pin-dented. Driver's seat #82-1974 FERRARI 365 BB coupe. S/N 17943. Eng. #17943. Red/tan with black inserts. RHD. Odo: 35,863 miles. One of only 58 in RHD. Restored some time ago, key-scratched near driver's door lock, rest of repaint un- which a well-prepared repaint and some detailing would simply transform. #84-1978 FERRARI 512 BB coupe. S/N 23769. Eng. #23769. Red/cream with black inserts. RHD. Odo: 40,069 miles. Partial repaint with marking line around side windows and some bubbling. Driver's sill poor. Sealing rubbers poor. Seat leather grubby, dash trim lifting, ashtray rusty. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $47,840. In poorer cosmetic order than lot #85, driven 9,000 more miles, and with the same money expected, this BB deservedly Jailed to pull. It would be hard to find much more than the high bid. #87-1986 FERRARI MONDIAL 3.2 coupe. S/N 71105. Eng. #2508. Blue/tan. RHD. Odo: 8,702 miles. Sunroof, a/c. Alloriginal, apart from some repainting to nose.


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Christie's London, UK entry scuffed and leather cracked. Alloys dull. Period Kenwood stereo. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $50,806. The majority of GTBs tend to be LHD imports. Here, a $32k-$39k estimated range was pitched low to pull punters, one of whom ended up paying the U.K.-market going rate. The strategy worked, but the buyer ended up with a good car. #89-1988 FERRARI MONDIAL 3.2 cab- riolet. S/N 76769. Eng. #11745. Light blue metallic/blue. RHD. Odo: 2,994 miles. Original miles. Original paint and interior excellent. car, shipped to UK in 1989. Very low original mileage. Minor parking dents to door panels. Seat leather marked. Clean, though carpets grubby. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $64,860. Ultralow mileage and originality generally brings a premium. In this case, it was $20k more than the auctioneers' best forecast. Provided it's been properly stored, mechanically still asnew. #79-1992 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO targa Only slight wear to driver's seat leather. Minor marks to alloys. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $56,212. Nearly $16k over estimate was paid for this example, which had ultra-low mileage and was in virtually as-new shape. Not being red may have helped this cab's perfOrmance even more! #90-1989 FERRARI 328 GTS targa coupe. S/N 79938. Eng. #16382. Red/cream. RHD. Odo: 1,651 miles. Australian-market coupe. S/N 246GTX04602. Eng. #04602. Red/ black. RHD. Odo: 62,357 miles. Repaint with evidence of masking. Some bubbling on both door bottoms. Driver's door paint chipped. panels are ding-free with nice match. Paint now chipped. Chrome good. Interior lightly marked and grubby, central console wellrubbed. Seemingly sound beneath rather tired cosmetics. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $31,348. This Frank Hershey-designed classic found almost $4k more than forecast. To pay this much in the U.S. would be crazy, but not so on this island, where sightings of T-birds of this vintage are especially rare.• ALEX FINIGAN - Consummate Car Guy A boyhood spent treasuring the latest car magazines first led Alex to open his own Porsche restoration business. By the 1970s he found himself spinning wrenches alongside Paul Russell. An essential founding member, Alex spent the 1980s with Paul Russell and Company displaying his mechanical talents on 300 SL roadsters and coupes. As the business expanded its undertaking to offer full restoration services on Bugatti, Ferrari, Porsche, and other European classics, our clients were requesting expert guidance in the classic car sales market. Alex's life-long habit of consuming everything ever written about any car - coupled with his technical knowledge, marketplace savvy, and personal contacts within the larger car network - makes him a natural to assist those who wish to avoid the many pitfalls encountered in collecting classic cars. Alex' s reputation for integrity means that he is entrusted with the private-sales opportunities not made available to the general public. His guidance is given with an emphasis on building long-term relationships. In fact, he has been known to work diligently to convince a client to refrain from an ill-advised purchase. Alex has applied his energy and experience to successfully broker many of the great classic European cars: the Mercedes-Benz SS and 540K Special Roadster plus the 300 SL, 300 S and SC; the Ferrari 166, 275, and California Spyder; Porsche Spyders and Speedsters; Jaguar D-Types; and the BMW 507, among others. A member in good standing of all the local car clubs, Alex spends most of his free time tinkering with his Deuce Coupe or Porsche Speedsters in his custom-built garage. To discuss how he can help you with the sale or purchase of your classic car, call 978-768-6092, fax 978-768-3523, email Alex@paulrussell.com , or visit paulrussell.com . PAUL RUSSELL AND COMPANY February 2005  Passionately Dedicated to the Preservation of Fine Automobiles 106 Western Avenue Essex, Massachusetts 01929 USA 978-768-6919 wwvv.paulrussell.com 101 Alloys very bumpy. Dash top faded. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $69,184. The new buyer paid $12k over the top estimate—retail money for a notso-sharp example of the easy-to-find 246 GTS. AMERICAN #98-1966 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N 6Y85Z130959. Silver/white and gray. Odo: 39,062 miles. Previously acquired from a 1994 L.A. Times ad. Most likely restored some years before that. Door


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Christie's Le Mans, France CHRISTIE S Christie's Le Mans Classic Le Mans, France July 23, 2004 Auctioneer:  Number of automotive lots:  Number of automotive lots sold:  Soles rate:  Soles total:  [Bah sale. -   Francois Curiel 31 25 81% 83 1930 Bentley Sneed Six Vanden-  - - Bentley Speed - -  Premium: 17.5% on the first $133,400, 10% thereafter (included in prices of sold lots) by Richard Hudson Evans Market opinions in italics - a 1928 4-1/2 Liter, which with Bobtail Tourer coachwork by Vanden Plas failed to finish in 1928, but did take third place in the 1929 race. The 1957 class-winning Aston Martin —a 1956-made DB3S freshly repainted in period-correct light blue with the desirable twin-plug cylinder head intact, which had only recently been acquired in the U.S. by a U.K. collector—generated $1,647,300. A 1914-dated Sunbeam, the engine of which at least is claimed to have done the 1914 Tourist Trophy in the Isle of Man, raised a way-over- 102  Christie's did so well in generating seriously big bucks at their first auction staged during the Le Mans Classic weekend. With plenty of advance promotion and lot previews at other sales, such as the London sale reported on in this issue, they managed to shift an impressive 81% of the automotive stock in their catalog. Two Bentleys alone raised more than $7.1m, and by the time Francois Curiel's gavel had cooled 25 buyers had splashed out a notinconsiderable $12,815,500 on their hobby. Pitched with an attractive $2.7m-$3m estimate, the Speed Six, which was second overall in the 1930 24 Hours, was eventually knocked down to Adrian Hamilton. The son of former Le Mans winner Duncan and a leading U.K. dealer, Hamilton Junior is believed to have been bidding not for himself on this high-profile occasion but for a client. Identified as "the man in the pink shirt" by the French auctioneer, who did not appear to be overly familiar with either potential buyers in the hall or the stock he was auctioning, the new owner eventually paid what is certainly a French, if not an all-time, auction-record price of $5,109,700 for a Bentley. The forecast $2,023,100 was also met for W ith a brace of pre-war factoryteam Bentleys from the Bill Lake stable gracing the starting grid, it was not surprising that S12,831,215 - Plas 4-Seat Sports Tourer, sold at 55,109,665 estimate $882,400, and a 1931 Bentley 8 Liter also brought a strong $573,700. A remarkably original 1975 Porsche Carrera 3-Litre RSR raced at Le Mans and Daytona made a better-than-expected $479,800. In single U.S. ownership since 1963, a Mercedes-Benz 300SL with factory hardtop, which was also unusual in that it had never been fully restored, cost $305,300 here. A U.S.-restored 1959 Fiat Abarth 750GT with "Double Bubble" bodywork by Zagato made a double-forecast $74,500. Meanwhile, at the lower end of the price list, a 1970 Maserati Ghibli, only recently renovated in Arizona, was arguably the day's best value when secured for only $31,500. There were few U.S. bidders present on this occasion, possibly because of the disadvantageous currency situation. According to Banner, those who bought cars at this sale were primarily from the U.K. and the Continental mainland. Unusual, too, was the very high proportion of buyers who were seen bidding in the hall, rather than participating remotely by telephone. Christie's did well to sign up this fixture which used to be serviced by Coys. Car Department Director Rupert Banner and his team told SCM that they enjoyed both the auction as well as the on-track activities, which this year attracted 50,000 spectators, twice the number who have previously attended this, the retro Le Mans. Setting the auctioneers' estimates for the Le Mans Bentleys proved difficult, admitted Banner. "As so few cars of this type and provenance change hands in public, both were difficult to price and their guide prices were pitched conservatively." That strategy seems to have paid off.—R.H-E. the new owner had to pay $262k over the top estimate. #86-1928 BENTLEY 4-1/2 LITER BOBTAIL sports tourer. S/N KM3088. Eng. #MF3175. British Racing Green/green. RI-ID. Odo: 88,327 miles. 1928 and 1929 team car, 1929 Double Twelve 2nd, 1929 Le Mans 3rd. Very authentic, as painted by Cuneo. Matte paint very marked. Fabric bumpy. Fold-flat e: t  windshield and aeros only fair, top frame almost devoid of paint. Large painted headlamp bodies also fair. Some marks to brass radiator surround; bonnet straps very cracked. Holes in passenger seat squab. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $2,023,065. This rather scruffy old warrior; with loads of history and character was most probably correctly valued by all concerned. Without question, serious collectors are more ready than ever to step up and pay big bucks for the right cars. You can restore a car; but you can't create history. 1930 BENTLEY SPEED SIX tourer. S/N HM2868. Eng. #HM2872. Green/black. RHD. Odo: 78,760 miles. 1930 Le Mans 2nd place, 1930 Double Twelve winner. Panels, paint, and body fabric only fair. Interior claimed to be original beneath tatty cloth seat covers. Leather-covered elbow cushions on cockpit sides very cracked. Huge Jaeger tach, cordbound steering wheel, original leather rear-axle cover beneath mesh cover. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $5,109,665. In the pre-war Bentley sector; 3 and #83 - ENGLISH #82 - 1919 SUNBEAM TOURIST TROPHY racer. Eng. #IM01. Dark green/black. RHD. Rebodied post-1949 with TT reproduction bodywork. Genuine 1914 TT works engine. Manx Centenary demonstrated in May 2004. Few marks to paint, button-leather bench back 4-1/2 liter cars have not been as highly valued as Blower or Speed Six models. The truly exceptional race history, along with the nice presentation, ensured the $2m-over-estimate result. This sale establishes a new top auction price for an automobile in France (as opposed to fiscally separate principality of Monaco)—and what was certainly one of the highest Bentley prices ever recorded at an auction. and individual bucket squabs sound. Two spares on back; two bonnet straps, leather start handle restraint; cord-bound steering wheel rim. Exhaust alongside riding mechanic's elbow; correct Houdaille shockers. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $882,365. The competition was so fierce to win this authentic-looking pre-WWI racer that #85-1931 BENTLEY 8-LITER tourer. S/N YF5011. Eng. #YF5011. Green/green. RHD. Odo: 75,944 miles. Old restoration. Panels good. Some marks to paint. Radiator surround and vertical-slat plating excellent. Leather repainted, wood re-veneered, renewed carpets only fair. Rear passengers once had benefit of a second cowl and windshield, now long gone. 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e*0 PALM SPRINGS Keith Mc Cormick presents the  AUCTION OF 350 ANTIQUE, CLASSIC, SPORTS, AND SPECIAL INTEREST AUTOS HELD AT THE NEW spA itEsoRT cAsiNo LOCATED AT: REAR OF OUR OFFICE/SHOWROOM 244 N. INDIAN CANYON DRIVE, PALM SPRINGS LAST SALE WAS St% SOLD OF ALL CARS ENTERED The McCormick Family is once again organizing this auction in their usual friendly and courteous manner. Ask for Keith, Jason or Desley to answer your questions. Sponsored by KDE,S iO4.7 fm THE OLDIES STATION LOCAL HOST HOTEL: We recommend Spa Resort & Casino Telephone: (760) 325-1461 or (800) 854-1279 www.sparesortcasino.com And mention Auction for special rate of $189.00 PHONE FOR CONSIGNMENT NUMBERS. ASK FOR ENTRY FORMS, BIDDER APPLICATIONS. AND GET ON OUR MAILING LIST...NOW! (760)-320-3290 RESERVE YOUR POSITION NOW! check out these websites: www.palm-springs.org (Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism) www.PalmSpringsUSA.com (Palm Springs Desert Resorts) Sponsored by cr. Si% RLSOlt ( ■ •-.14 ENTRY FEES: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY $250. Add $100 for prime time replacement - only 80 cars. No numbers will be reserved without consignment fee being paid in full in advance. VISA, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. Positions will be filled on first-come first-served basis. To reserve the position you desire, send your check covering the entry fee or phone in your credit card number. You may specify the cars you're entering at a later date. Entry fees are REFUNDABLE less $25 handling fee if you notify us in writing 14 days prior to the auction. Color photographs may be included in our exclusive color brochure. We strictly limit the number of positions available in this two-day event of 350 cars. COMMISSION STRUCTURE: FLAT 5% OF SALES PRICE (One of the lowest in the business). WE SOLD OUT OF LOT NUMBERS PREVIOUS SALE SO BOOK EARLY. New Englarged Event: This event will now include a SHOW & SHINE car show on Saturday the 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Trophy's, entertainment, party's, food and auto vendors. $40.00 per car. Vendor booths $200.00. Entry forms on website or call numbers below. PALM SPRINGS AUCTIONS INC. 244 N. INDIAN CANYON DRIVE , PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA 92262 U.S.A. ( 7 6 0 ) -320-3290 Web Site - http://www.classic-carauction.com o e oss:r *0 1.,012, 945,_ -0/ 6•45 4t,  38th Collector Car Show & Auction% SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26th & 27th, 2005 as o, iv, 0


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Christie's Le Mans, France particularly poor around door hinges. Lots of careless scratches where headlining has been in and out. Center box section bumpy and matte. Dash trim marked. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $24,370. Considering the poor detailing, seriously generous. As presented, and on a good day, this Mk2 S would have only made $15k in a typical UK. provincial sale. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $573,705. A top price was paid for the remarkably original order and honest presentation of this open, short-chassis 8-liter #84-1934 FRAZER NASH TT REPLICA roadster. S/N 2142. Eng. 1/7/111. Green/green. RHD. Odo: 954 miles. 1935 Le Mans. Paint marked, shrinkage cracking around bonnet louvers. Front of rear mudguards stone-peppered; chips touched-up. Possibly original seat leather (9640.y. • ‘f, but had only acquired it from the US. recently), this Le Mans-raced Aston did at least scrape home thanks to enthusiasm of the well-known French buyer Fabulous car and, with twin-plug head and race history well-bought, too. #77-1956 MGA RALLY SPORTS hardtop. S/N HDR I 3/12343. Eng. #BP15GB2364. British Racing Green over Olde English White/red. RHD. Odo: 1,190 miles. Only of only five 1956 factory cars, 1956 Liege-Rome-Liege 13th. Old #96-1971 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM VI limousine. S/N PRX 4464. Eng. #4644. Green/Fawn leather and cloth. Odo: 50,948 miles. Thick paint blemished, door edges chipped, chrome marked. Driver's seat dry and worn through in paces. External gear and brake levers, bullseye headlamp glasses, main screen and aeros, correct seatback carpeting. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $158,600. The $ 170k minimum sought was not overambitious, especially with this car 's Le Mans provenance. $146k was the last in-house bid spotted, so higher bids must have been from a telephone bidder #91-1956 ASTON MARTIN DB3S race roadster. S/N DB3S/117. Eng. #VB6K/117. Light blue/dark blue. RHD. 1956 Agadir GP 6th place, 1967 Le Mans class winner. Has been in U.S. and New Zealand, then U.K.-restored in 2004. Perfect aluminum panels well repainted in period-correct French Racing Blue. Retrimmed seats well done to original look. Vent on passenger-side scuttle top. Ducting takes cooling airflow through passenger side of cockpit to cliff. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,647,305. To the relief of the U.K. vendor (who funded the latest makeover restoration; paint, chrome, and interior all very clean. Driver's sidescreen base much-scratched by entry to internal door release. Pair of only 5inch diameter fogs inappropriate for ex-works rally car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $64,508. Even with rather unexceptional Liege performance on file, strong money for this unauthentic-looking, likely to be quite slow albeit once-works MGA. #104-1968 MORRIS MINI COOPER S sedan. S/N KA2S6L1129545A. Eng. #9FSAY/49635. White over red/black. Odo: 14,630 miles. 3,286 km displayed. Restored in early 1990s. Repaint now only fair, rubbed, leather grubby. Wood very good, including incomplete cocktail cabinet/picnic table console. Very good push-button radio for toffs in back. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $229,785. The far-from-retail-ready cosmetic condition did not warrant the generous $85k over estimate. Still fairly original, though, with relatively low mileage under the wheel. #100-1982 ASTON MARTIN NIMROD GROUP C race car. S/N NRAC2003. Silver with green stripes/black. RHD. 1982 Le Mans, where rear body section ripped off, causing a 200-mph shunt. Rebuilt, then run in 1983 Carbon Fiber For Ferrari, Porsche Carbon Fiber Parts for Modern Ferraris including 360 355 348 328 308 Replace those plastic interior parts in your Boxster, 996 and Gallardo! Complete carbon fiber interiors available for the 348, 355, 360, P986, P996 and Gallardo TMAcARBoN www.macarbon.com si 355/360 Fl Paddles  Call 650.520.4822 sales@macarbon.com Trade discounts available  355 Carbon Center Console Latest product: Fix your F355 's sticky, bubbly center console with our carbon panel kit. Sports Cal Market Daytona 24 Hours, 20th at Miami GP, 5th at Sebring. Displayed in recent years. Panels bumpy, paint almost completely matte. Front splitter particularly poor. Windshield surround sealed with duct tape. Interior and engine bay presentation shabby. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $128,861. Its stablemate, chassis #004, was virtually destroyed during the 1984 Le Mans. This sole surviving C2, still mainly in its original state, was landed at reserve. Buyer did well. #80-1986 ASTON MARTIN VANTAGESPEC VOLANTE convertible. S/N SCFCV81C8GTL15435. Eng. #V/580/5345. Dark burgundy/brown w/burgundy piping.


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Christie's Le Mans, France Odo: 10,363 miles. Mid-1987 Vantage body kit by factory. Power Recaros, Pioneer CD, RonaIs. Thickly repainted in places with marks, particularly front apron. Bubbling beneath paint at base of windshield pillars. Telephone handset holes in transmission console leather. Driver's seat leather slightly worn. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $171,105. $60k above guide price paid was yet another extraordinarily high, almost certainly auction record valuation, especially fin- open V8, albeit this time with post-1986 upgrades. #95-1988 BENTLEY TURBO R EMPRESS II coupe. SN SCBAZOTOOFCH13832. Hooper Lake Blue, red coachlining/blue leather. RI-ID. Odo: 14,886 miles. One of only three from coachbuilder Royal. Thick repaint with touchups. Coachlining very DIY, cracked leather soiled. Undesirable (for the period) chrome wire wheels. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $78,843. Just above guide price paid for a very rare bird. Not the prettiest Bentley on the block, and a shame about those wheels! #93-1989 ASTON MARTIN AMRI GROUP C race car. SN SMR03. Eng. #RDP871107. Mobil 1 White, blue and red/ black. RHD. As raced in 1989 Le Mans by Brits Leslie/Mallocic/Sears (who retired after 10-1/2 hours). Not run since. Externally excellent, internally only fair. Chassis-tub Kevlar expensively delaminating in places. Painted Dymags only fair. Eight throttle-slide fuelinjection trumpets impressive above dusty engine bay. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $358,985. This Group C/GTP race-series-eligible Aston with Le Mans provenance generated high money. Demand for such race cars seems to fluctuate. It 's currently strong. I don't want to think how much money the new owner will have to spend to get this car race-ready. FRENCH #94-1913 PANHARD ET LEVASSOR X21 landaulette. S/N 30415. Eng. #30415. Dark purple-blue over black/black front, beige rear. RHD. Some minor dents. Old repaint now with marks. Once-polished aluminum bonnet now in body color. Wood around driver's cockpit rim water-damaged. Steering wheel rim very crazed. Interior last renovated at least 25 years ago. Very authentically executed, particularly in posh folks' quarters. Much-marked brass needs polishing. Boa constrictor horn, 4 Ducellier electric lamps. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $71,675. Buyer 's valuation was about right for this very elegant Landaulette that had been well restored to original spec. GERMAN #90-1963 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL roadster. SN 002953. Eng. #000113. Ivory/ black. Odo: 52,119 miles. With hardtop. One of only 26 from last year of production. One U.S. owner since 1965. Never fully restored, though repainted at some time. Largely unmarked. Door apertures very dull. Paint rubbed off wheel rims. Original interior worn and shabby, window channel fabric distressed. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $305,305. Bought at just above reserve. This • CLASSIC AND  .Y4 1948 Alfa SS Touring Coupe  1954 Alfa 1900 SS Ghio  1927 Alfa Spider  1939 MG TA Tickford Drop Head 1948 Alfa 2500 SS Touring Coupe VINTAGE CARS ide (1N)hJ# eatest niatewaro Partial listing of our 50+ car inventory: 1952 Frazer Nash Lemons 1937 Ford Coupe 50's Custom 1935 MG PB Roadster Super Charged We are an authorized dealer for Borrani wheels and accessories. We offer new wheels, being manufactured in the recently refurbished factory, trained personnel, and original tooling. We offer many models, wheels and sizes. Talk to us about your special requirements. Visit us at our website and click on Borrani Wheels, and also visit the Borrani World website at DISTRIBUTOR OF 1950 Allard _12 ruoteborrani com Please visit us at our showroom in Connecticut, dragoneclassics.com, or the addresses below: Sales Manny@dragoneclassics.com , Borrani David@dragoneclassics.com , Restoration George@dragoneclassics.com , or by phone of 203-335-4643 1797 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06604 February 2005 105 04(46(1/17a DIVISION OF DRAGONE VINTAGE CARS


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Christie's Le Mans, France $40,103. Only just enough was bid to sell this one. Certainly cosmetically very tired, with most safety-related items requiring renewal. This recently inactive rally 911 was also unlikely to be mechanically sound. Much fresher Tuthill 911s have been commanding as much as $110k. was probably an unrepeatable opportunity to acquire a largely original, one-owner 300SL. When will we see another like this? #92-1965 PORSCHE 911 RALLY coupe. S/N 300433. Eng. #900558. White/black and red. Odo: 40,050 miles. Ex-U.S. street car, early 1990s rally-prepped by U.K. specialists Tuthill. #98-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE convertible. S/N 11102512002371. Gunmetal Gray metallic/beige. Odo: 66,439 kilometers. First owned in Washington state. Acquired in Seattle by vendor in 1990. Recent Lecoq repaint very raced; 2004 Daytona class winner. Returned to Germany in 2004. Recent repaint in Evertz livery. Cosmetically only fair. Fiberglass wheel arches. Interior authentic. 10,000-rpm tach, original steering wheel. Lightweight carpets. Well-scrubbed Goodyear Eagles on 4-spoke Fuchs; spare wheel correctly secured with leather strap. 120-liter PVC fuel cell. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $479,765. Strong Le Mans and Daytona histories helped this genuine and still authenticlooking RSR raise $20k over forecast. Celeb-driven, then DOME team run until 1998 and stored since. Now scruffy. Rippled panels, battered apron, marked-up paint, scuffed brightwork, scratched plastic side windows. Interior strictly functional; suede Momo wheel rim completely shiny. Cond: 3. SOLD AT good, chrome polish-scratched. 1996 leather and carpets renewed, still good but some marks. Top and rear window fresh. Interior wood very good, including framing trims to screen pillars and dash top. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $43,005. Correctly valued by the buyet; who paid only the minimum required. #105-1975 PORSCHE CARRERA 3.0 RSR race car. S/N 9114609071. Eng. #6840097. Orange/black. One of 109 built. 1976 Daytona 12th and Le Mans 9th. 1990s U.S. historic #103-1977 PORSCHE 9341935 GT TURBO race car. S/N 930/770-0959. Morspeed Red, white/yellow stripes/black. Sebring (1st and 7th), Daytona (2nd and 9th), and Le Mans (9th) in period. Then belonged to Kerry Morse; more recently in Japanese Matsuda Collection. Externally well presented for a much-raced GT. Full race interior with lots of scruffy matteblack paint. One lonely bucket. Recent U.K. engine and turbo refurb. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $197,945. After unsuccessfully advertising this one for months, U.K. trade vendor wisely Intage Rallies zoos TEXAS 1000 BLUEBONNET RUN APRIL 10-15, 2005 TEXAS HILL COUNTRY AT BLUEBONNET TIME! 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars NEW ENGLAND 1000 MAY 22-27, 2005 MOUNTAINS & SEACOAST OF MAINE! 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars FORZA MILE SEPTEMBER 18-23, 2005 MOUNTAINS & SEACOAST OF MAINE! any exotic sports car of any year Vintage Rallies, Inc. 80 Jackson Hill Road, Sharon, CT 06069 800-645-6069 fax: 860-364-5899 visit www.vintagerallies.com for updates :-.1111■W 106  Sports Car Market MOUNTAIN MILLE OCTOBER 16-21, 2005 WEST VIRGINIA & THE GREENBRIER' 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars


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#78-1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4A DAYTONA coupe. S/N 16357. Eng. #16357. Red/black and gray. Odo: 70,654 kilometers. Supplied new to works race driver Jackie Ickx. Online sales of recent production cars. 2003 SALEEN Si Fresh Meat accepted the best bid here even though it was $22k below reserve. It might have done better if presented in white, as raced at Le Mans, rather than current red. ITALIAN #87-1959 FIAT ABARTH 750GT coupe. S/N 544562. Eng. #564481. Red/black with red piping. Odo: 3,056 miles. Mileage since $36k restoration. In U.S. for past 25 years. 965-cc enlarged engine. Abarth 12-indiameter wheels, bumper; thickly padded rollover hoop. Monterey 1999 and Amelia Island 2004 shown. Panels, paint, and interior all excellent. Very good detailing. Back-fitting Lucas Also owned by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason. Recent repaint excellent. Brightwork good with thin tubular nerf bar linking front quarter bumpers. Simpson full harnesses. Seat leather dull, worn leather steering wheel. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $136,183. At just a little more than normal market value but with double celebrity history, this Daytona was very well bought. #101-1999 FERRARI 550 GT race car. S/N 106404. White over red/black. Presented as-raced in 2003 Le Mans by Ferte/Barde/ Lesoudier. Fresh-smelling paint excellent for Date sold: 11/9/2004 Sale location: eBay Motors #4501046525 Details: 1 of 48, 950 miles, Kevlar/carbon fiber body, factory power upgrade to 570 hp Sale result: $395,000, 3 bids Seller's feedback: 50 Buyer's feedback: Private sale MSRP: $395,000 Other current offering: Naperville Motors, Naperville, IL; www.napervillemotors.com ; asking $445,995 for a 5-mile car. 2005 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT Date sold: 11/9/2004 WFT fogs with chrome guards rather strange. Oregon plates still mounted. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $74,542. Great little GT, in really super condition. Hence this dinky Double Bubble raised just over double the estimated price. (Owned by an Oregon SCMer. I examined and drove this car when it was on eBay, and failed to crack the $30k mark. It was very nice, although with a few incorrect bits. Needless to say, the seller was thrilled. Even after all commissions were paid, he still got a free trip to Europe and probably had enough left over to buy another project DB.—ED.) #81 1970 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.7-LITER - coupe. S/N 1151530. Burgundy metallic/black. Odo: 43,016 kilometers. Factory-optional power steering, a/c. Recent Arizona restoration. Resultant repaint and chrome very good. Interior also good. Driver's seat squab squashed down. Kickplate much kicked. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $31,537. This Giugiaro-styled beauty was seemingly in fine fettle, and for the price paid was this sale's best buy. In my view, Ghiblis have become seriously undervalued. February 2005  and chrome excellent. Original interior good. Summer-only exercised by the Swiss vendor. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $34,404. Bravely offered without reserve, but likely to be genuinely sound thanks to fussy ownership, hence $15k over forecast. Mustangs as nice as this are rare on this side of the pond.• Date sold: 11/13/2004 Sale location: eBay Motors #45039114001 Details: XM radio, preferred equipment group, transparent roof, polished wheels Sale result: $51,725, 14 bids Seller's feedback: 149 Buyer's feedback: Private sale MSRP: $51,725 Other current offering: Bay State Motorsports, Malden, MA; www.baystatemotorsports.com; asking $53,995 for a 100-mile car• 107 a competition car. Interior good with Recaro buckets, Stand 21 full harness, Sparco wheel with pits-radio button. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $146,400. This was $501c short of what auctioneers and their vendor had been hoping for Still too modern and not historic enough, perhaps? AMERICAN #74-1965 FORD MUSTANG convert- ible. S/N 5F08T652212. Light blue/dark blue. Odo: 93,093 kilometers. Claimed still to have original panels with good fit. 1992 repaint Sale location: eBay Motors #4502006083 Details: 237 miles, twin-turbo V12, AWD, navigation, rear A/C and walnut trim Sale result: $188,635, 21 bids Seller's feedback: 34 Buyer's feedback: 16 MSRP: $149,900 Other current offering: Chariots of Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL; www.chariotsofpalmbeach.com; asking $195,900 for a 34-mile car. 2005 CHEVROLET CORVETTE


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    Price Guide American Cars T Javelin SST  (Add 20% for 390 engine.) Javelin 'Mark Donohue'  Javelin AIM  (Add 25% for 401 engine.) AUBURN Boattail Speedster Phaeton Cabriolet Sedan Coupe Boattail Speedster Phaeton Cabriolet Sedan Coupe Boaftail Speedster Phaeton Cabriolet Sedan/Coupe Custom/Standard Eight 31-34 ens. 56,000 31-34  31-34  31-34  31-34  ins. inc. ins. ins. Custom/Salon Twelve 32-34 32-34  31-34  31-34  32-34  est. 2,000 inc. inc. inc. inc. 851/852 Supercharged 35-36  35-36  35-36  35-36  ens 500 inc. ins. ins. $90,000 580,000 $70,000 $25,000 $27,500 $110,000 $125,000 $90,000 $30,000 $35,000 $140,000 $90,000 $50,000 $25,000     $12,500  Skylark GS 400 Convertible Skylark GS 400 Convertible Skylark GS 400 Stage I Convertible Skylark 65 455 Convertible Skylark 65 455 Stage 1 Convertible Skylark GS% 455 Skylark GS 455 Convertible Skylark 65 455 Stage 1 Convertible CHEVROLET SS 350 Coupe Convertible SS 396 Coupe Convertible Z/28 Z/28 65-67  65-67  68-69  68-69  69  69  70  70  70  70  70  71-72  71-72  71-72  71-72  23,442' 6,122 17,009' 4,230 1,256 212 8,732 1,416 8,732 1,416 678 15,991' 1,754 1,529 162 Camaro 67-68 67-68 67-68 67-68 67 68-69 5S396 Pose Car Convertible  7/28  55 396  7/28  7/28  7/28  Pace Car  108 69  69  69  36,469 23,068 inc. 602 26,213 3,675 ins. n/a $17,500 520,500 $24,000 $28,000 $35,000 $29,000 (Add 20% to '67-69 2/28 for R/S option. Add 400% for Yenko Camaro.) SS 350 Pace Car  Convertible  70-73  (Add 10°/o to '70-73 0/28 for RS option.) 70-72  74  77-78  79-81  82  27,744 27,415 n/a 69,256 173,286 6,360 $24,000  $29,000  $34,500  $17,000  $13,500 $11,500 $6,500 $5,500 58,000 528 000 534,000 540,000 $45,500 $60,000 $48,000 538,500 549,000 $50, $29, 1/99 6/01 1/99 6/01 $10,000 $14,500 511,500 515,000 $17,000 $24,000 $13,000 $16,000 $18,000 526,000 $25,000 $13,003 $17,000 $88,000 525,10) $130 000 $120000 $110,000 $35,000 $37,500 5160,000 $175,000 $130,000 $40,000 545,000 5180,000 S130,000 580,000 535 000 $21 000 516,000 $21,01:10 518,000 524,500 $29,000 $38,000 $23,000 $27,000 531,000 543,000 538,000 $21,000 $28,000 $30,000 540,000 he values below reflect a retail buying and selling range for cars in very good to near excellent condition - "daily driver" and one step below regional concours; a strong #2 on the accepted 1-6 scale, 1 being the best. These values are set by sales activity, primarily in the United States, as well as conversations with Price Range cr. Pace Car  SC/Rambler  Rebel "Machine  AMY 390  69  70  68-70  68-70  70  71-74  1512 2,362 390 69,027 2,501 16,961 $11,000 $11,000 $12,000 $6,500     $8,800  $8,500  517 500 518,500 520,000 59 500 $14,000 512,500 9/03 SS 396 (360-hp)  55 396  (Add 300% for Yenko Chevelle.) Convertible  5S396  Convertible  SS 396 (402/454)  Convertible  S5454 360-hp 1S5  Convertible  SS 454 450 hp 1S6  Convertible  SS 396  Convertible  SS 454 155  Convertible  66-67  68-69  68-69  70  70  70  70  70  70  (with comprehensive documentation) 71-72  71-72  71-72  71-72  82,000 inc. n/a n/a Corvette Roadster  Roadster  Roadster  Convertible  Convertible  Convertible  Convertible  Convertible  Convertible  Convertible  Corvette prices s2004 by Hearst Business Media Corporation ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 53  54  55  56  57  58  59  60  61  62  300 3,640 700 3,467 6,339 9,168 9,670 10,261 10,939 14,531 odd for the following (1956-62): 265/225-hp (1956)  283/245-hp (1957-61)  283/250-hp (1957-60) Fl  283/270-hp (1957-61)  283/275-hp (1961) Fl  283/283-hp (1957) Fl  283/290-hp (1958-60) Fl  283/315-hp (1961) Fl  327/340-hp (1962)  327/360-hp (1962) Fl  Auxiliary Hardtop  Coupe Split Window  Coupe Modified  Convertible  Coupe  Convertible  Coupe  Convertible  Coupe  Convertible  Coupe  Convertible  000 000 572,000 520,000 513,000 511,000 513,000 8/P3 8/00 1/03 add for the following (1963-67): 327/340-hp (1963)  327/350-hp (1965-67)  327/360-hp (1963) Fl  327/365-hp (1964-65)  327/375-hp (1964-65) Fl  396/425-hp (1965)  427/390-hp (1966-67)  427/400-hp (1967)  6,978 18,682 2,610 12,182 2,096 2,157 8,948 2,101 $4,250 $2,325 $16,01 $3,3P:1 518,550 S19,200 512,750 524 300 56.650 $3,600 575,000 55,100 $29,750 529,750 $19,750 $38 000 63  63  63  64  64  65  65  66  66  67  67  3,080 8,284 961 9,636 118 43 2,511 1,462 4,412 1,918 36,120 10,594 ins 10,919 8,304 19,925 8,816 15,376 9,958 17,762 8,504 14,436 54,400 $2,850 $8,500 $6,750 510,025 $18,625 $13,350 $14,975 $4,750 $16,950 $1,700 $32,500 $31,000 $32,300 $27,600 $29,250 $31,300 $33,250 $32,000 $35,000 $35,336 539,000 57,150 $8,050 $13,100 $10,450 518,825 $28,336 526,675 523,350 $10,700 526,350 52,510 550,400 $47100 550,000 542,800 $45,375 548,450 551,550 $49,600 564,250 $54,100 560,000 $77,500 $41,500 $47,000 $36,500 536,000 538,000 536,000 $37,500 $36,500 $38,500 5130 000 564 500 $71,500 $55,000  559,030  $59,000  555,500 S58,500 $56,000  559,500 518.000 521,000 $22,000 $23,000 528,000 535 000 535 000 538,000 n/a n/a n/a 62,372 ins 4,298 ioc- 4,475 inc. S28 000 $20050 $25,000 $24,050 $30,000 $27418:10 537,000 555 000 585,000 $45,000 $36,000 $41,890 $40 000 549 000 S44 000 551 000 $15000 5160,000 93  65  66-67  633 Chevelle n/a n/o $15,000 $18,500 $22,000 523,000 528,500 $39,500 6/99 significantly above a owners, dealers and collectors. Condition and history are the ultimate determinants of value. Prices below assume cars with "no stories attached." An automobile priced above our guide is not necessarily overpriced, nor is one priced below automatically a bargain.• Price Range 3 Tv 's ci 427/425-hp (1966) 427/435-hp (1967) Auxiliary Hardtop Air Conditioning Knock-off Wheels Alum Wheels (1967) Side Exhaust Coupe Convertible Coupe Convertible Coupe 5/02 Convertible Coupe Convertible Coupe Convertible add for the following (1968-72): 327/350-hp (1968) 427/390-hp (1968-69) 427/400-hp (1968-69) 11/97 8/98 8/00 6/02 7/97 427/435-hp (1968-69) 171 427/435-hp (1968-69) 189 350/350-hp (1969-70) 350/370-hp (1970) 171 454/390-hp (1970)155 350/330-hp (1971) LT1 454/365-hp (1971) LS5 454/425-hp (1971) 156 454/270-hp (1972) 1S5 350/255-hp (1972) LT1 Auxiliary Hardtop Air Conditioning Coupe Convertible Coupe Convertible Coupe Convertible Coupe Coupe Coupe Silver Anniversary Pace Car Coupe Coupe Coupe Coupe Callector's Edition 3/01 4/04 add for the following (1973-82): 454 Engine (1973-74) 182 Engine Glass Roof (1978-82) Aluminum Wheels Auxiliary Hardtop Coupe Coupe Coupe Convertible Coupe Convertible Coupe Convertible 84 85 86 86 87 87 88 88 73 73 74 74 75 75 76 77 78 78 78 79 80 81 82 82 9,440 18,248 4,004 5,620 1,014 17,756 1,287 4,473 1,949 5,097 188 3,913 1,741 14,434 52,674 25,521 4,943 32,028 5,474 33,836 4,629 46,558 49,213 24,991 15,283 6,502 53,807 40,614 40,606 18,648 6,759 11,400 64,033 79,005 168,109 8,754 51,547 39,729 27,794 7,315 20,007 10,625 15,382 5,357 $2,025 $6,875 513,025 $18,925 $27,525 $2,500 $7,200 $6,700 $6,900 $5,500 $35,000 56,150 $6,850 $1,000 51,800 $12,500 517,675 $12,500 $17,325 59,400 $17,000 $9,400 $8,700 $9,000 $12,125 $20,350 $9,450 $10,600 $11,400 512 000 $15,500 $3,750 $2,400  5500  5600  $1,000  $7,100  $7,500  $7,825  510,300  $8,250  $10,700  $9,225  $11,250  $3,525 $11,725 522,750 $33,11X/ $448,125 $3,400 512,575 $11,700 512,025 $11,225 553,850 59,000 512,000 51,500 52,7 0 $21,850 $30,925 $21,850 $30,450 $16,450 $29,675 $16,450 515,225 $15,475 $21,225 12/00 $35,625 $15,850 SI6,600 S18,700 $19,525 525,875 5/03 54 205 5/50 5900 $1,500 $11,200 $11,700 $12,050 $15,850 512,500 $16,275 $13,825 516 8/5 68 68 69 69 70 70 71 71 72 71 5,258 3,754 23,130 11,997 n/a 720 8,585 9,936 18,630 22,129 16,633 10,668 6,648 14,680 7,121 20,496 6,508 520,5  $34,750  $1,225  $3,125  $4200  $5,030  $1,000  $14,525  $19,475  $15,000  $19,675  $15,800  520,300  $iva  $20,000  $15,475  $20,593  $31,800 553,500 $1,850 54,100 $6,300 57,500 51,500 525,425 534,100 $26,100 $34,450 $27,650 535,525 $27,650 $35,150 $27,000 $36,575 Price Range 2 '5 3 - sft: se 3/04 2/02 4/99 9/99 Sports Car Market


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Price Guide American Cars Price Range >4 35th Anniversary Coupe Corvette Challenge Roses Coupe Convertible Corvette Challenge Racer Coupe ZR1 Coupe Convertible Coupe ZR1 Coupe Convertible Coupe ZRI Coupe Convertible Coupe ZR1 Coupe Convertible 40th Anniversary Coupe 40th Anniversary Convertible 40th Anniversary ZR1 Coupe Coupe ZR1 Coupe Convertible Coupe ZRI Coupe Convertible Pose Car Convertible Coupe Convertible Collector Ed Coupe Collector Ed Convertible Grand Sport Coupe Grand Sport Convertible add for the following (1984-96): Auxiliary Hardtop 6-spd manual trans Calloway Twin Turbo LT4 Engine (1996) std GS Coupe Coupe Convertible Pace Car Convertible Hardtop Coupe Convertible Hardtop Coupe Convertible Coupe Hardtop 206 Convertible Coupe Convertible Hardtop 006 Coupe Convertible Hardtop ZO6 50th Anniversary Coupe 50th Anniversary Convertible Impala SS Impala SS Impala SS Nova SS Nova SS Nova SS 327-ci 179 Nova SS 396-ci, 375-hp 178 (Add 200% for Yenko.) Nova 55 350 Nova SS 350 110  97 98 98 98 99 99 99 00 00 00 01 01 01 02 02 02 03 03 03 03 03 94 95 96 62-65 66-67 66-67 68-70 68-72 71-72 n/a n/a 497 (inc.) n/o 9,092 19,235 11,849 1,163 (ins.) 4,031 18,078 11,161 2,090 18,113 13,479 n/o n/a n/a n/o n/a n/o n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Impala n/a c/a n/0 Nova n/a 20,200 n/a n/a n/a n/a $11,000 $15,500 521,000 $20,000 $13,000 $8,500 $16,000 525,000 535,000 534,000 $19,500 $13,000 $12,500 $13,000 $14,000 $16,500 $18,000 $19,000 $1,200 $500 $13,000 $2,500 $20,000 $21,675 $25,000 $32,350 $23,000 $23,775 $27,225 $25,200 $26,000 $29,100 $27,850 $3 30,800 $31,600 $37,850 $34,500 $30,300 $32,800 $38,000 $37,250 537,500 $42,125 $1,800 $750 $19,900 $3,750 $25,100 $26,875 530,975 $41,400 $28,000 $28,725 $33,200 $29,995 $31,175 $34,900 $32,550 $36,325 $37,250 $32,550 $39,675 $35,125 $37,000 $42,850 $42,450 $42,350 $47,575 88 88 89 89 89 90 90 90 91 91 91 91 92 92 93 93 93 93 93 93 94 94 94 95 95 95 95 96 96 96 96 96 96 i g 2050 n/a 16,663 9,749 n/a 12,967 3,049 7,630 12,923 2044 5,672 14,604 502 (inc.) 5,875 15,898 448 (inc.) 5,692 6,749 (inc.) inc. inc. 17,984 448 (inc.) 5,346 15,771 448 (inc.) 4,971 527 (inc.) 17,167 4,369 5,412 (ins.) inc. 1,000 inc. $14,350 $26,000 510,125 $11,900 $26,000 $10,125 522,500 $12,650 $11,300 524,000 $13,300 $12,400 $25,000 $15,650 $12,400 $32,500 $16,325 $15,850 $21,000 $34,500 $14,000 $33,750 $16,900 $15,250 $37,000 $17,250 $28,000 $16,550 $19,500 $18,200 522,750 $26,750 $32,500 $22250 $36,900 $14,650 $17,600 $36,925 $14,975 535,625 $18,475 $16,250 $34,300 $19,125 $17,600 $35,225 $22,200 $17,600 $45,175 $22,850 $22,000 $29,175 $47,950 $19,175 $45,900 $23,300 $20,750 $51,800 $24,100 $37,800 $22,175 $26,125 $25,300 $31,625 $37,150 $45,150 u Nova SS 350 73 -e, a, g n/a 300 11/98 7/03 300 Coupe 300B Coupe 300C Coupe Convertible 3000 Coupe Convertible 300E Coupe Convertible 300F Coupe Convertible 300G Coupe Convertible 3000 Coupe Convertible 3001 Coupe 300K Coupe Convertible 300L Coupe Convertible 55 56 57 57 58 58 59 59 60 60 61 61 62 62 63 64 64 65 65 1,725 1,102 1,918 484 618 191 550 140 964 248 1,280 337 435 123 400 3,022 625 2,405 440 1.-29 Sedan Brougham Cony. Sedan Cabriolet Sedan Phaeton "Sportsman" Cony. Sedan Phaeton "Sportsman" Cone. SC "Sportsman" SC Phaeton DODGE Coupe (340 or 383) Convertible T/A Rff (440) w/Six Pack w/Hemi R/T Convertible (440) w/Six Pack w/Hemi Rollye (340) Rallye (340) Charger (440) w/Hemi w/Six Pack w/Hemi Charger 500 w/Hemi Daytona 440 w/Hemi RIO w/Six Pack w/Hemi Coronet Hemi Convertible Coronet Rif Convertible R/T w/Hemi R/T 440 w/Six Pack w/Hemi 29-32 29-32 29-32 29-32 36 36 36 37 37 37 37 37 5,010 inc. inc. inc. 810 1,764 inc. inc. 812 1,066 inc. inc. inc. inc. 70-71 70-71 70 70-71 70-71 70-71 70 70 70 72 73-74 Challenger 83,009 5,388 2,399 36,505 1,890 418 2,737 90 9 6,902 n/o Charger 66-67 53,088 66-67 68-70 70 68-70 69-70 69 69 69 71 71 71 66 66 67 67 67 68-70 70 70 586 n/a n/a 116 500 52 n/a 70 3,118 178 63 Coronet 714 27 9,553 628 283 c/a 194 330 540,000  $60,000  $17,000  522,000  $45,000  519,500  $28,000  $50,000  $65,000 $80,000 $25,000 $32,000 565,000 528,000 $35,000 $80,000 513,000  $40,000  515,000  527,000  $48,000  $33,000  $75,000  $60,000  $100,000  $19,000  $31,000  $55,000  $21,000 $65,000 $28,000 539,000 $77,000 $47,000 $120,000 $90,000 $165,000 $30,000 545,000 $80,000 $25,000  $95,000  $110,000  5125,000  $150,000  $35,000 $130,000 $150,000 5175,000  $250,000 $40,088  $100,000  5140,000  $55,000 $140,000 $200,000 $60,000  $70,000  $120,000  $140,000  $80,000 $90,000 $180,000 $200,000 $28,000  $28,000  $25,000  $44,000  $26,500  $42,000  $25,500  $45,000  $37,000  $62,000  $30,000  $57,000  $18,000  $36,000  $14,000  $13,500  $25,500  $12,500  $24,000  $39,000 $38,000 $34,000 $68,000 $31,000 $63,000 $34,500 $65,000 543,500 $74,000 $40,000 $73,000 $24,000 $50,000 $17,500 519,000 $34,000 515,500 $29,500 ca. Rif convertible w/Six Pock R/T cow w/Hemi Super Bee w/Six Pack w/Hemi Super Bee w/Six Pack w/Hemi GTS 340 ISIS 383 ISIS 440 Convertible Demon 340 Super Stock Hem DUESENBERG Convertible Sedan Tourster Phaeton Murphy Open Sedan Murphy Convertible Coupe Murphy Torpedo Coupe Murphy Sedan Murphy Town Car Rollston Town Car FORD Fairlane GT/GTA Convertible 10/D4 Talladega 428 $15,500  $22,000  534,500  $20,500  $32,000  575,000  $30,000  $53,000  $450,000  $13,500  $7,11830  $25,500 $36,000 550,000 $31,500 552,000 $125,000  $50,000 580,000 $650,000 $17,500 $9,500 Torino Cobra 428 Torino 61 429 0 Convertible GI (.1 Torino Cobra 429 08 Convertible GT Convertible Coupe 10/00 2+2 Fastback 08 Convertible GT Convertible GT Fastback GTA Fastback Mach 1 351 Mach 1 428 0 Code 428 CJ Convertible Boss 302 Boss 429 Fairlane and Torino 66-67  66-67  69  68-69  70-71  70-71  70-71  65-66  65-66  65-66  67-68  67-68  67-68  67-68  69-70  69-70  69-70  69-70  69-70  51,685 6,444 n/a n/a 88,560 5,552 10,749 Mustang 15,000- $25,1101 $25,500 inc 65-66  909,011 - 513,000 145,231 - $17,000 $16,500 $19,000 517,000 $23,000 517,000 $25,000 535,000 $25,000 n/a n/a 113,367 inc. 113,428 15,864 inc. 8,252 1,359 $50,000 08 Convertible  Boss 351  Mach 1  Mach 1 429 CI  08 Convertible  Mustang II Cobra  SVO  Soleen  Soleen  Saleen  Salem  69-70  71  71-73  71  71-73  74-78  84-86  85-86  87-88  89-90  91-92  inc. 1,806 99,564 1,255 n/a n/o 9,502 341 988 977 109 • • Denotes number made, includes all models. Shelby 61350  GT 350 "R"  61350  65  65  66  520 37 1,368 $60,000  5160,000  547,000  590,000 5180,000 567,000 7/00 9/03 Sports Cot Market $16,000  $21,000  513,500  $22,000  $13,500  $4,000  55,000  $7,500  59,000  $10,000  512,000  $34,000 535 000 518 500 525,000 522,000 $26,000 522,000 529,000 526,000 $44,000 546,000 538,000 $80,000 (2+2, add 53,000. 67-68, add $3,000 for 390 08. For K-code 289 odd 40%. Add 15./0 for SCI Drag Pak; $2,000 or Shaker.) 522,000 532,000 519,000 $34,000 518,000 $7,000 58,000 $10,000 $13,000 515,000 $17,000 8/00 8/00 $9,000 $15,000 517,500 514,500 $14,500 $18,500 $13,000 515,000 $23,000 528,500 $22,000 $22,000 524,000 $21,000 70  70  68-70  68-70  68-70  68-70  71  71  71  68-69  68-69  69  69  71-72  68  n/a 16 20 Super Bee n/a 3,175 383 n/a 99 22 Dart n/o n/o 30 760 Demon 10,798 Other 80 Model .1 29-37  30-35  19-37  29-32 29-34  30-34  29-34  29-34 30-37  est. 480 inc. inc. inc. inc. inc. 10 $550,000 $675,000 5550,000 $550,000 $650,000 $700,000 5420,000 $450,000 $375,000 $650,000 5775,000 5750,000 5650,000 $750,000 $900,000 5480 000 $550,000 $450,000 (For original supercharger, odd 25% ; exceptional or rare coachwork may command much higher prices.) 560,000 $85,000 $8,500 514,000 $12,000 $14,000 519,000 $14,000 $19,500 $20,000 530,000 $21,000 2 $27,000 $42,000 $80,000 $20,000 $30,000 $50,000 $18,000 $28,000 $45,000 Price Range CP 535,000 560,000 $115,000 $28,000 $50.000 $80,000 $26,000 $45,000 $70,000 2.1 7/99 2/03


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5  ,t  GT 350 hl 61 350 61 500 61 350 Convertible GT 350 H 61 500 Convertible GT 500 KR Convertible 61 350 Convertible GT 500 Fastback Convertible Convertible E-rode Convertible F-code Convertible (Deduct $1,000 for only one top.) Coupe Convertible (Add 25% for 1-code.) Coupe Convertible (Add $1,000 for 0-code.) Sports Roadster (Add $5,000 for ht-code.) GT GT MERCURY Cougar Coupe 8R-7 8R-IG (Gurney) 61 390 GT-E Eliminator Convertible 011-7 convertible Cougar convertible 811-7 convertible 67-70  67-68  67  67-68  68  69-70  69-70  69-70  11-73  71-73  320,496 59,933 37 n/a 602 4,611 8,118 6,001 4,247 6,811 Cyclone GT Convertible Cyclone 0 Spoiler II Cyclone GT Spoiler (Far 429 CJ or SCJ, add 500/c.) 66-67 66-67 69 69 70-71 70-71 n/o n/o 3,261 n/o 12,457 1,984 $10,000 512,000 518,000 517.500 518.500 512,060 $11,000 $15,000 58,500 513,000 512,000 $14,500 $21,500 521,000 523.500 518.000 $16,500 $22,000 512,000 519,000 (For Eliminator, add $4,000 for Boss 302 engine. Add $6,000 for 428 (J.) Cyclone $9.500 $14,000 $12,000 $12.500 510,000 510,500 515,000 523000 519 000 519 500 516 000 S16,500 MSRP 5139,900 61-63  61-63  62-63  173,468 26,273 1X82 59,500 520,000 $30,000 514 500 530 000 540 000 10/98 58-60  58-60  173,891 24,255 S11,500 $22,000 517 500 535 000 9/02 66  67  67  68  68  68  68  68  68  68  69-70  69-70  69-70  69-70  55-57  57  57  1 z a> X d 999 1,175 2,048 803 404 224 1,044 402 1,053 517 935 194 1,534 335 Thunderbird 53,166 inc. 194 $47,000 542,000 $50,010 533,000 $42.000 $33,000 $38,000 $55,000 $40,000 560,000 530,000 $40,000 $38,000 $55,000 525,000 540,000 $90,000 Price Range .= 0, $67,000 $60,000 $70,000 $42,000 $65,000 $47,000 $55,000 $80,000 $60,000 $90,000 545 000 560,000 $58,000 $82,000 542,000 558 000 5140 000 ] .1 8/97 Hurst Pore Car convertible Firebird Barracuda Formula S Barracuda Formula S Convertible Formula $303 Formula $440 Super Stock Hemi Gran Coupe Convertible Oda 340/383 Cudo 440 1/00 Cu do 440 Six Pack Cuda Convertible Code Six Pack Convertible Coda Six Pack Convertible AAR 'Cudo demi 'Code Hemi 'Code Convertible Belvedere Hemi GTX Convertible Henri Hemi convertible GTX Convertible Hemi Henri convertible Six Pack GTX Six Pack Hemi Road Runner Convertible Six Pack Hemi Rood Runner Six Pock Hemi Road Runner/GTX (*indicates Rood Runner only) Hemi Convertible Superbird (440) Six Pack 442  442 442 442 convertible 442 442 convertible W-30 Hurst 442 442 convertible W-30 W-30 convertible Rallye 350 50 455 SO 455 convertible 442 442 convertible W-30 W-30 convertible February 2005  64  65 66-67 66-67 68-69 68-69 68-69 68-69 70-71 70-71 70-71 70-71 70 70-71 70-71 72 72 72 72 2,999 25,003 46,826* 5,933 36,642 9,437 2,300 1A21 27,189 4,237 4,020 374 3,547 n/a n/a 9,845 1,111 772 113 $13,000  $13,000 514,000 518,000 513,000 517,000 $20,000 $23,500 512,000 S18,000 $20,000 $25,000 S10,000 $114100 515,500 512,000 516.000 519,000 521,000 $21,000 S23,000 S30,000 522,000 528.000 533,000 540 000 519,000 $27 000 530 000 537.000 518,000 516 500 $24,000 $18,000 524 000 528 000 7 66-67  66-67  70  70  Satellite 817 27 Superbird 1,069 716 $45,090  535,000  $55,000  570,000  585,000 568,000 585,000 S115,000 9/00 5/04 64-65  65-66  67-69  67-69  67-69  67-69  68-69  68  70-11  70-71  70-71  70-71  70-71  70-71  70  71  70  70  71  71  66-67  67  67  67  67  68-70  68-70  68-10  68-70  70  71  71  71  68-70  69-70  68-70  68-70  71  71  71  72-74  Barracuda n/o n/o n/o n/a 8,510 n/a n/o n/a 9,798 2,568 n/a n/a 1,992 1,009 n/a n/a 2,724 652 107 7 Belvedere 64* GTX 686 inc. 108 17 1,651 inc. 680 47 678 n/a n/a 30 Road Runner 170,503 inc. above 3,929 1,938 14,218 146 55 38,239' $18,000  524,000  550,000  555,000  518.000  525 000  560.000  $90,000  $30,0021  512,500  525,000  550.000  $17,500  522,000  $24,000  555,000  $13,000  521,000  $50,000  511,000  526,000 $30,000 585,000 $80,000 520.000 $42,000 5100 000 $125,000 550,000 520.000 534,000 585 000 526 500 537,000 544 000 S85.000 522,000 S34 000 580 000 S18 000 10/99 VB Coupe $8,000  511,000  $7001)  $10,069  S11,000  $11,000  518,000  545,000  $7,1100  $14,000  $25,000  $26,00  535,000  $33000  $65000  $70,000  535,000  $70,000  S10,0130  $350,000  545,000  511,000 515,500 $10,000 $15,000 $15,500 518,000 525,000 $80,000 $11,000 S20.000 $40,000 542 000 S60,000 550 000 $95,000 $100,000 555,000 5120 000 $120,000 $550 000 $80,000 Convertible 400 Coupe Convertible Trans Am Formula Trans Am Trans Am 45550 Formula 455S0 Trans Am 455  Irons Am  Trans Am 10th Anniversary  Trans Am  Turbo Pace Car  Trans Am 15th Anniversary  GTO  Convertible  GTO  Convertible  GTO  Convertible  GTO  Convertible  GTO  Convertible  GTO  Convertible  Judge  Convertible  GTO  Convertible  Judge  Convertible  GTO  Convertible  Judge  Convertible  GTO  GTO  67-69  67-69  67-69  67-69  69  70-73  70-73  73-74  73-74  74-76  75-76  77-78  79  79-81  81  84  64  64  65  65  66  66  67  67  68  68  69  69  69  69  70  70  70  70  71  71  71  71  12  73  c/a n/a n/o n/o 697 30,926 11,400 1,155 101 84,230 73,975 58,500 514,000 513,000 $17000 524,000 $9,500 $13,500 525 000 $33 162,086 n/a 201,497 c/a 55,374 GTO 24,806 6,644 64,041 11,311 84,148 12,798 72,205 9,517 77,704 9,980 58,126 7,328 6,725 108 32,737 3,615 3,629 168 9,497 357 661 17 5,807 4,806 517,000 523,000 $21,000 $24,000 $18,000 522,000 518.000 524,000 $12,00 S16000 SI3 0 517,0 523,000 $55,000 $15,000 520,000 $25,000 $55,000 $11,000 516,0 523,0 $65,000 $10,500 57,50 S28 000 537 000 530 000 538 000 529,000 537 000 531 000 538 000 $20000 525000 S20000 528 000 $35.000 990 000 522 000 532 000 $37000 595 0 $17,500 $26,000 538 000 5110000 516 000 511 500 (For 1964-66 add 25% for Tri-Power; For 1967-69 add 25./0 fo Rom-Air, 40% for Ram-Air III, 750/0 for Ram-Air IV.) (For 1970-72 add 15 0/o for 455 V8 ) STUDEBAKER Avonti RI Coupe bowl R2 Supercharged Coupe TUCKER VECTOR W8  63-64 63-64 n/o n/a 514500 518 , 000 5300,000  85-92  18  5 1 1 0 , 000  523000 528000 5400 000 S1S0.000 THE CPI VALUE GUIDE IS NOW AVAILABLE FROM BLACK BOOK! .11/a€/c .11onli •"=°=P"'''• CPI Collectible Vehicle Value Guide • Want to know what that '55 Chevy you used to have would be worth today'? • Is a late-model Ferrari or Lamborghini on your shopping list? • Interested in sedans from the '40s, cool cars from the '50s or muscle cars of the '60s? • How about exotic cars from AC to Zimmer? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the CARS OF PARTICULAR INTEREST VALUE GUIDE is for you. Published bi-monthly by Black Book®, it contains values for collectible, luxury, exotic and highline cars and light trucks from 1946 and on, moz=zaccar Don't make a huge matake! dketa d?6,4® Anything less is a guessCall 800-554-1026 today for your FREE sample! 1 1 1 8/99 2/03 10/02 58.500  59,000  57,500  513 000 S20 000 519 000 S25000 $40,000 514,500 $21,000 533 000 $42,000 (For 400 engine odd $4,000 for Ram Air III; for Formula odd $1,000 for 455 engine.) Trans Am  $14,000  $6,500  513,000  $8,000  515 000 516 000 S14 000 S22 000 513 000 $20,000 512 000 A 1/04


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Motobilia Carl Bomstead Why Big Neon is Hot Restoring and bringing the neon back to its former glory is not as daunting a task as it once was, as the number of restorers has increased due to the demand thousands of automobilerelated items offered on the Internet, it's a refreshing change of pace to attend a live auction. You can actually pick up the piece you are interested in and make your own determination as to imperfections and quality, rather than relaying on an often exaggerated and questionable description written by some unknown who most likely had a problem passing high school English. It is also a plus when you can actually observe your competition and attempt to determine just how far they might go A in irritating you by attempting to acquire an item that is, of course, rightfully yours. Several of the major collector car auction houses, most notably Bonhams, have been preceding their auto auctions by offering an array of automotive collectibles. But the most consistent standalone automobilia auction company has been Automobilia Auctions, LLC. The company, founded by SCM's own David Brownell and Bentley guru Jerry Lettieri has been holding semi-annual auctions of quality automobilia for over a decade. Their event is held at the Clearing House Auction Gallery just south of Hartford, Connecticut. This year's fall event, on October 30th, was no exception. In addition to their usual assortment of vintage automotive sales literature and books, signs, badges, and desirable mascots, they were able to consign an alluring assortment of large automotive-related neon signs. Not so long ago, larger signs were near the bottom of the desirability scale. For instance, in the late '80s a vendor at Hershey had a large stack of 52-inch Phillips 66 black and orange double-sided plugged-for-neon signs for $500 apiece. To get them all gone by the end of the Auction:  Automobilia Auctions LLC. Wethersfield, CT. October 30, 2004 Highlight: Goodwill Used Cars Porcelain Sign—Lot 036 Estimate: $5,000—$6,000 Sale Price: $7,480 including 10% buyer's premium weekend took some serious haggling and, one supposes, some deep discounting by late Sunday afternoon. By comparison, at the recent AA auction, one side of one sold for $4,400 (Lot 40). Why are the larger neon signs now in favor? A couple of reasons. First, car collectors are building larger display facilities for their collections and the area won't be overwhelmed by a larger sign. Second, restoring and bringing the neon back to its former glory is not as daunting a task as it once was, as the number of restorers has increased due to the demand. For instance, fter spending way too many hours each week shifting through the rarely do you find a sign with its neon glass intact, and it is now fairly easy to find a qualified "glass bender." New solid state transformers are not expensive ($40—$125), so there is no reason to attempt to use the old, heavy, potentially unsafe ones. Your full-service neon shop can generally build a full backing enclosure, or can. The can is the metal enclosure surrounding the exposed wires of signs intended for outdoor use. If you are restoring the sign yourself, resist the temptation to cut a corner and not have a full can. The few dollars you might save are a pittance compared to the cost of a catastrophic fire that can result from a can not built to code. At the auction, all but one of the dozen or so large neons that were offered sold for the expected strong money. The exception, a reproduction Chevrolet bow-tie with working neon, brought just $495 against an estimate of $1,500—$2,000, proving once again that today's buyers are a savvy lot, preferring the real thing even if in imperfect condition over a recent repop. The best buy was a Sinclair Gasoline neon clock that had a pre-sale estimate of $3,000— $3,500 but went away for just $1,100. The numbers on the six-sided clock were in neon and it was a striking presentation. The most outstanding sign was a six foot long Pontiac Goodwill Used Cars sign that was finished in three colors of neon. The Pontiac Indian logo was die-cut at the top of the sign and finished in red neon. The final hammer price of $7,480 exceeded the estimate ($5,000—$6,000), but still can be considered well bought. Veterans of the early '90s will recall Rick Cole's famous maxim, "You cannot pay too much, you can only buy too soon." I believe that in today's market, the same can be said about quality neon signs, the more original the better.• 112  Sports Car Market


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Bike Buys Paul Duchene 1958-1983 Triumph Bonneville The Bonnie's success across the pond was a mystery to the British, as its tangerine and pearl gray paint scheme was more suburban kitchen than rebel motorcycle club most Americans, the Triumph Bonneville is the quintessential Brit bike, its name forever associated with speed, thanks in equal parts to feats performed on the salt flats and an embrace from Hollywood. Joe Allen took a Triumph to 214 mph at Bonneville in 1956, Joe Dudek upped it to 224.57 mph in 1962, and Bob Leppans managed 245.5 mph with his twin-engined Gyronaut X1 in 1966. Movie rebels like Marlon Brando in "The Wild One," Warren Beatty in "Shampoo," and James Dean all rode Triumphs. The Bonnie's success across the pond was a mystery to the British. After all, Vincents, Velocettes and Royal Enfields were faster. Nortons handled and stopped better. And when the Bonneville was introduced in 1958, its tangerine and pearl gray paint scheme was more suburban kitchen than rebel motorcycle club. But on the street, the 1960s Bonnie weighed a third less than a Harley-Davidson, was reasonably reliable, and sold in large enough numbers that spares and service were readily available. With its bright, minimalist style it was instantly recognizable, as was a crackling exhaust note that told many a Gidget that her Moondoggie was only three blocks away. T 0 The T120 was the first version of the Bonneville, looking quite a bit like the 1938 Speed Twin it was derived from, and powered by a 649-cc twin making 46 horsepower. The 1958 and 1959 models are based around an older frame design, but this was replaced with an improved duplex frame in 1960 to make for a more stable bike. From 1963 the engine and transmission are combined into one unit, though at the expense of more vibration transmitted to the rider. Twelve-volt electrics arrived in 1964. Further frame improvements followed in 1968, along with 30-mm Amal concentric carbs, which are often retrofitted to older bikes. In 1971 the Bonnie got an oil-filled frame, which can be problematic if an engine failure scatters pieces throughout it. By the time the last 649cc T120 was sold in 1972, production had hit 250,000 units. The 744-cc T140 debuted in 1973, but these bikes were plagued with quality control issues from the start. The situation wasn't helped by Triumph's financial problems, which led to an 18-month sit-in at the Meriden factory. T140s were steadily exported to the U.S. until 1983, and while they're by no means as desirable as the T120, they are easier to find in nice original condition. The T140 had a five-speed transmission from the get-go, and got disc brakes in 1976, when the gearshift was finally moved to the left side. Electric start was available February 2005  1962 T120 Bonneville from 1980 on. The end-of-the-line TSS model boasted a rubber-mounted engine making 60 hp, with optional mag wheels. Originality is critical with Bonnevilles, and though basket cases and beaters can be found from $1,500, it is a long and involved job to restore one. With nice bikes changing hands for around $5,000, there's little reason to fuss with such an undertaking unless that's your real motivation for buying one. Collectors just looking for something cool to ride would do well to choose a late 1960s Bonneville, as there are always quite a few available. Here are a few pointers to help in shopping for a Bonneville: • Piston slap is acceptable at idle. • Clutches rattle. • At idle, there should be no smoke. • Check the valve guides by slamming the throttle at 50 mph and watching for smoke (especially important on T140s which are susceptible to premature top-end wear). • The rear brake caliper on 1970s T140s is susceptible to road grunge because it's mounted on the bottom of the disc. After 1980, it moves to the top, which is much better. • Be sure that the rear suspension swing arm bushings aren't seized. Finally, don't expect the speedometer or tachometer to be particularly accurate. Perfect Bonneville owner: Rating (***** is best): Fun to ride: **** Thinks fastening a trophy to the forks is cool. Ease of maintenance: **** Appreciation potential: **** Attention getter: **** Years produced: 1958-83 Number produced: approx. 250,000 (1120); 82,103 (1140) Original list price: approx. $735 in 1958 (1120); approx. $1,670 in 1978 (1140) 5CM Valuation: $1,50046,500 Tune-up/major service: under $100 (DIY) More than 65 percent of Bonneville production was sold in the U.S., which has led to an odd market phenomenon. Because the British didn't buy many Bonnevilles 40 years ago, collectors in England are willing to pay extraordinary prices for them now—about twice what the bikes command here in the States. But even American collectors have been known to step up to the plate for great examples. A nearperfect 1962 T120 went for a surprising $10,800 at the Lexington, Ohio, sale in July 2004— about twice the usual price for that model. The second effect of the Bonneville's popularity in the U.S. is the open arms with which John Bloor's new Triumphs have been received here since the company's 1995 revival. Owing much to the Yamaha FJ1200 for their engines at launch, the new Triumphs have morphed into jumbo copies of their '60s forebears, now featuring hefty 750-cc twins. They're 100 pounds heavier and much bigger than their ancestors, but they're instantly recognizable. The new Bonneville model works in much the same way as the Ford GT does. Engine: 649-cc or 744-cc, air-cooled vertical twin Transmission: 4-speed or 5-speed Weight: 393 lb (1120); 413 lb (1140) Frame #: left side downtube, below headstock Engine #: left side of case below cylinders Colors: blue/orange/red/black/cream, often with silver contrast But not many of the old-time Bonnie believers are convinced about this new breed. Part of the appeal of the original Bonneville was its simplicity and the way the bike rewarded finesse. Of course, it helped to be a patient mechanic with a high flailing threshhold and a grasp of Lucas electrics too.• 113


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Glovebox Notes Neat Stuff Bengt Halvorson  A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM stable. ***** is best 2005 MERCEDES-BENZ C230 PRACTICE SAFE ROAD RAGE STEADIER BREATHING osic , 0 ° ° 000 0 Price as tested: $31,000 Likes: Small enough to parallel park perfectly every time, big enough to pick up a new desk chair from the store. Glass roof lets in lots of light—important in the Northwest in November. Very smooth, even on quick highway lane changes during the morning commute. I figured out how to use all controls—wipers, lights, radio, defroster—immediately; all trial, no error. A very efficient car, ergonomically and fuel-wise. Gripes: A medieval assortment of knobs and levers for seat adjustment, not friendly to those who have to share the car with another driver. Loud, insistent pinging when you turn the car on without first buckling your seatbelt. Pricey. Fun to drive: Fun to look at: **** **** Overall ownership experience: lc***-k Verdict: Small car fun with Mercedes quality, a great pick if you can afford the ride.—Kristen Hall-Geisler 2005 MINI COOPER S CONVERTIBLE Likes: Three-position top has neat "sunroof' setting; supercharged, 168-hp four-cylinder emits joyous burble on downshifts; handles just as well as the coupe, which is to say, better than nearly anything else on the road with four seats. Gripes: Stiff suspension and short wheelbase make for punishing ride when the pavement is rough; interior still over-designed and busy; trunk is a joke; roll-bar looks like a cheap aftermarket add-on and obstructs rear view almost completely. Price as tested: $28,170 Fun to drive: ***** Fun to look at: Irk* Overall ownership experience: **** Verdict: Do not lump the convertible Cooper S in with sporting pretenders like the VW New Beetle and the ragtop PT Cruiser. This is a serious sports car that just happens to be cute—not unlike the Mazda Miata, which it resembles in many ways. A convincing case can be made that the Cooper S convertible is BMW's best open car, and there is certainly no small car on the market that is more fun to drive. The biggest caveat here is to be wary of Mini's profligate options, which can easily drive the price over $30k.—Jeff Sabatini* 114  Your car-crazy progeny might be a little more willing to go to bed at night if they have this Daytona 2 race car bed to hop behind the wheel of. Fuels dreams of racing, and good sleep, too. With storage drawers underneath. Price: $299. Race Car Beds, 866.900.5638, www.race-carbeds.com. If you feel at home around toolboxes, bring one to the office. At only 9" x 4" x 5", his one's sized right for the desktop. Made of heavy-duty steel, spot-welded, and powder-coated in "toolbox red" to give the look of big professional toolboxes. Price: $34.95. Busted Knuckle Garage, 866.464.5724, www. bustedknucklegarage.com . RACE TO BED Check out this year's big driving-game hit, Burnout 3: Takedown. You have to use some restraint in the real world, but in this fantasy world, drive like a road-rager and get rewarded with extra points for things like running DESKTOP TOOLCHEST people off the road and tailgating. About 70 different cars are available, with different driving characteristics mimicking compacts, muscle cars, and exotics. Take it out here, not on the road. For Xbox or PlayStation 2. Price: $49.95. Electronic Arts, eastore.ea.com . 'VETTIN FLEECE affi The new "Prestige" fleecelined cover has four layers of material for extra durability. The construction combines layers of dense fleece with Spunbound protective film. The fabric itself is laminated and then ultrasonically welded to assure it's leakproof. Also treated with UV stabilizer to help protect the finish from sunlight. Comes with a storage bag, and fits 1963 through 2004 Corvettes. Price: $149.99. Mid America Motorworks, 800.500.1500, www.mamotorworks.com. DaimlerChrysler's Mopar is now offering a 345-hp version of the new-generation "Hemi" pushrod V-8 for installation in custom-builts and older vehicles. It comes with either fuel injection or a Holley 4-bbl carb, and "plug and play technology" to help set up the engine controller quickly. The Crate version includes special engine hardware like a heavy-duty crankshaft and connecting rods, chrome valve covers, orange-painted cylinder block, hydraulic roller camshaft, and high-volume oil pump. Price: $8,395$8,795. Mopar, www.mopar. corn. VINTAGE RACE RUBBER Collector-car tiremaker Coker has introduced a new line of speedrated tires for vintage race cars. The Excelsior Comp V line, similar in construction and appearance to original-equipment tires but with an additional Kevlar tread ply, is V-rated and comes in 25 sizes with rims ranging from 15 to 21 inches. DOT-approved and ECE-rated. Price: $204-$368. Coker Tire Company, 800.251.6336, www.coker.com .• Sports Car Marker Weber 40-45 DCOE sidedraft-type carbs are a popular option for Sprite and Spitfire owners, but proper adjustment is especially difficult because of excessive vibration. This new softmount kit helps isolate the carbs, steadying the fuel level. No other special parts are needed. Price: $32.95. Moss Motors, 800.667.7872, www. mossmotors.com . HEMI-IN-A-BOX


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Mystery Photo Answers After having successfully designed the Mako Shark for Corvette, Bill Mitchell was nearly fired by GM for his Mako Shark version of a Cadillac. —David Libby, West Des Moines, IA FIRST RUNNER UP: #204 – 1984 LINCOLN LAND SHARK S/N 7866557. Grey/white with red interior and eyes. Matching teeth and fins. Started life as a fingerling, grew to rule the sea. Disgusting residue remaining in grille. Pilot fish appear to be non-original. Right rear moon cap has some dock rash. Interior retains a foul odor. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $18.95 Appears to have suffered serious damage on a Hollywood film stage, perhaps rebuilt and rebodied on a salvage title. If you must have one of these, it is best not to park it next to the surfboard shop. Can't see why seller did not release this one: all the fish market will bear—Bob Peterson, Brooks, GA SECOND RUNNER UP: Although all automotive enthusiasts are familiar with the use of wings to improve downforce in performance automobiles, very few are aware of the important work done with fins to reduce yawing in land yachts.—Cam Stevenson, Greenfield, MA That fish should be thrown back.—Don Vess, Parma, OH "Hey, man, something smells fishy. The Jim, being the ultimate Burt Reynolds fanatic, instead of opting for the widely known "Smokey and the Bandit" Trans Am, has gone with the lesser known "Sharky's Machine."— Danny Borah II, Mount Washington, KY With courtroom–size space for an entire legal staff, the 2005 Tort Turismo T-Top is the ultimate vehicle for today's successful attorney. Standard features include a fin-concealed, mega-powerful antenna, which can detect every speeding ambulance within a 200-mile radius.—John Fontaine, Westport, CT Pursuing a greater market penetration, Lincoln has entered the niche auction brochure said this is a low-mileage, unmolested limousine."—Stan Colona, Plano, TX Water-borne pollutants have affected the mating habits of the common shark in ways that scientists cannot explain.—Luke Kowalski, Belmont, CA When the execs at Ford heard about Chevy's huge success with something called the "Mako Shark," they reasoned that they would outdo Zora with this.—Alan Grossman, Willits, CA market.—Steve Pasteiner, Birmingham, MI "Dude, my credit was so bad, the dealer told me the Dodge Ram was out of the questions, but he gave me an awesome deal on this Lincoln Shark!"—Ayad Fargo, Redlands, CA Thanks to his perceptive analysis of the hit-and-miss nature of GM's styling department, David Libby is this month's winner of a sure-to-be-collectible-someday 1/18-scale collector car model courtesy of David Kinney 's USA ppraisal.—ED. This Month's Mystery Photo Response Deadline: January 25, 2005 Our Photo, Your Caption Be the author of the most accurate, creative or provocative response and receive a sure-to-becollectible-someday 1/18-scale collector car model, courtesy of USAppraisal. Ties will be arbtrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503.253.2234; e-mail: mysteryphoto@sportscannarket.com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292 Send us your mystery photo! If we use it, you'll get an official "SCM Fright Pig Inspector" cap. E-mail photos at 300 dpi in JPEG format. 116 Sports Car Market


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 Keeps getting better, like a fine wine. Or a really good blue cheese—it smells funny, but tastes great—Reed Hitchcock, Fairfax, VA I let my SCM subscription lapse during a move from Colorado to Connecticut, change in jobs, and all sorts of upheaval. I missed it, and have to have it back. Will you take money?—Robert Martin, Torrington, CT Yes, preferably Euros rather than American pesos.—ED. Great magazine, but you are still bashing certain cars only because you don't like them. Ever think that maybe we do like them?—Mike Giambatista, Syracuse, NY. Of course we only bash cars we don't like. Why would we bash ones we do?—ED. I have around five Alfa Romeo 105/115 Spiders, GTV, and Berlinas, all used as daily drivers. I've enjoyed your mag for 11 years—Kevin Trent, Powell, TN. Around .five? Here's the test—more Alias than fingers on one hand, that's at least six. Fewer, no more thanjOur Exactly the same, five. Hope this helps.—ED. Keep up the good work. I look forward to the new issue monthly. I am now partowner of the "ex-Keith Martin" Alfa Duetto race car #33 with Dan Sommers.— Wallace Fitzwater, Portland, OR. Do you still have the cheater 2-liter engine in it? Don:' worry, I won't tell anyone.—ED. Keep it pithy, so that it stays the best read.—David McGirr, Greenwich, CT Love the auction results for the Jaguars.—Art Lage, Swansea, MA By the end of the day I get it, my copy is read cover to cover, and I spend the rest of the month waiting for the next copy. If I had a request, it would be for an overall article on American muscle cars of the '60s— what's valuable, what's not, bargains, etc. It needn't be too comprehensive; we can go to specialized books for that.— Robert Williams, Vancouver, WA. Comments With Your Renewal for 25 years.—ED. proving material, attentive and loyal to your readership; certainly my most valued magazine. I'm only sorry I let my subscription lapse.—Gary Robinson, Bellaire, 7% We will forgive you if renew Include more European auction results in your online database.— Christoph Grohe, Buchillon, Switzerland Christoph, every European auction we cover is included in the database. We're looking forward to seeing what interesting barn finds you 71 have on display this year at Retromobile.—ED. I'd prefer fewer Ferraris and Rolls and more moderately-priced vehicles as your focus.—Raymond Lewis, Stanley, KS. How about more moderately priced Ferraris and Rolls?—ED. We hear you, and will incorporate more muscle car MP into SCM, starting with the "Editor's Picks" article in this issue.—ED. Excellent magazine. Continually im- It's about time for a second publication to be called Collector Car Market.— Ronald Johnson, Toledo, OH More in-depth pre-World War II car coverage.—Walter Stewart, Abingdon, VA I've enjoyed your magazine and watched its continual improvement and expansion. Nice to see that you're doing a book on Jaguars. I thought you were strictly an Italian-iron sort of guy, but I see from a recent editorial that we share an interest and ownership of Healeys and Jags, as well as histories with Portland arts organizations. My current love is a '65 4.2 FHC.—Bob Bridgeford, Sisters, OR More motorcycle coverage. Great magazine.—Walt Mainberger, Sarasota, FL A detailed column on restoration projects and typical problems experienced during a restoration would be entertaining. "This Old Car"?—Peter DeGolia, Santa Rosa, CA A small price to pay for a rich fantasy life. I may never own a Ferrari, but like the Alaska wilderness, I like to know it is there and well cared for —Ronald Green, St Pete Beach, FL And thanks to all of you for your thoughtfid comments, suggestions and renewals.—ED.• January' 21-24, 2005 Fort McDowell Casino near Scottsdale Arizona Over SOO cars will be Friday, Saturday, • COMMISSIONS Range From $100 - $500 * Vehicles with hotel accommodations call • ENTRY FEES: Cars Pictured: 1974 Volkswagen Thing and 1959 Borgward Isabella from Mitch's collection available for sale at $13,500 and $17,400 respectively. Upcoming January 4 Fort McDowell Arizona - Jan. 21- 24th - 500 cars Spokane, WA - March 26th - 100 ca April April May S;s'r .0 em. 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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCMwebsite listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $44/month ($66 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just 515/month ($25 non-subscribers) 3 ways to submit your ad: E-mail: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com . We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snailmail: Showcase, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. ENGLISH 1951 Riley Constable's Car • 1. torsion bar. The front suspension and steering rack are as original. Right hand drive. The brakes are (-type drums all around. All electrics, instruments, switches, and interior equipment are correct C-type. The wheels are 16" wires with Dunlop racing tires. The car is a joy to drive and very fast. Experience period C-type driving for a fraction of the cost of the real thing. $119,900, trades? See photos at www. continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535. (IL) 1953 Jaguar Xlf( A thoroughly delightful car, restored to be used and driven. If you enjoy seeing people smile when they see you driving your old car, you'll love this car. Realistically priced at USD $17,500.00. Please call Steve 303.799.1999. ((0) 1951 Bentley Mk VI .  • — Recreation British Racing Green with suede leather. Aluminum and fiber. Alloy doors and cockpit. Left drive, very fast and a blast to drive. Bargain at $69,000. From the most respected name in Jaguars, Doc's Jags 480.951.0777. www.docsjags.com (AZ) 1954 Jaguar XK 120 S/N B127LLH. Ex-Ernie Kovacks. California car, LHD, 4-1/4 liter, 4-speed, sunroof, full-flow filter, tools, manual, build sheet. Fully restored, drives great and very reliable. $49,500. www.fantasyjunction.com . 510.653.7555. (CA) 1952 Jaguar C-Type Pastel green with green leather. A beautiful, accurate recreation with a factory spec, tube frame and an aluminum body. Only 3,200 miles since construction. The engine is a 1952 XK120 with a C-type alloy sump and extensive modifications: 3.8 liter displacement, 0-type cams, big valves, ported, polished, sand cast SUs, C-type exhaust manifold and lightweight flywheel. The engine runs smoothly, revs enthusiastically and makes more power than you will ever need. The gearbox is a Moss 4-speed. The rear axle is the correct trailing arm with a Panhard rod, LSD and transverse "SE" (special equipment) Roadster. Only 24,700 unrestored original miles. Kept in pristine condition by its only owner. Respray in '63. Runs and drives perfectly. Original factory Mohair top and side curtains. The most original XK 120 on the planet. €51,000. 480.951.0777. www.docsjags.com . (AZ) 1955 Austin Healy 100s Fully race prepared for Vintage Racing. 2002 Louis Vuition Concours d'e-legence contender at Hurlingham Club. White over Lobelia Blue. FIA papers, SVRA Blue Book. $95,00.00. Full information pack available for serious inquires. Contact Mary Ellen Ford at 434.973.8160 or meford464@aol.com . (VA) Custom coachwork by Hooper was dispatched from England to the US on August], 1960 and was sold when new to a Mrs. Dorothy Kroft of Ridgewood, New Jersey. This left-hand-drive, long-wheelbase limousine with division and factory air conditioning is an exquisite design with razor edge front wings and graceful flowing lines reminiscent of cars of the 1940s. $73,500. Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars, 314.524.6000. (MO) 1960 Jaguar Mark II Sedan Total Concours Restoration, Street & Competition Race Ready, High Performance Options, Superb Craftsmanship & Fit, Classic Showcase Buy/Restore/ Sell 760.758.6100, Fax 760.758.0600, www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage GT Full DB4 GT body work. Aston Green, restoration nearing completion. FIA papers. $150,000.00 For more information you may contact Mary Ellen Ford at 434.973.8160 or meford@aol.com (VA) 1961 Jaguar E-Type FHC T' Completely restored master competition roadster. New Hartz cloth top, side curtains and tonneau. New Connolly leather interior. New paint, engine overhaul, clutch and vintage radial (Firestone) tires. Absolutely beautiful! $65,000. 303.756.0456. willhoustn@aol.com . (CO) 1957 Alpine A 106 Old English White with red hides. Matching numbers No expense spared and perfect body-off restoration. Factory 245 hp and rack and pinion steering. Ready for show or rally at our Belgium facility. €100,000. Doc's Jags. 480.951.0777. WW1 .docsjags.com (AZ) 1960 MGA 1600 Coupe 1956 Jaguar XK140 MC Roadster Restored show winner, 4-sp OD, wires, excellent driver. Classic Showcase Buy/Restore/Sell 760.758.6100 Fax 760.758.0600 mv.classicshowcase.com . (CA) 1960 Jaguar XX 150S Roadster The first Jean Redele Alpine model. Total restoration. 908-cc Renault-Gordini engine. 5-speed 0-boo. Spore parts. FIA papers. Tour de France, Monte-Carlo and Mille Mille eligible. Contact: JF Bouzanquet, tel +33.609. 907364 or jean-francois.bouzanquet@cideb.fr (Paris, France) 1960 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II Complete body-off restoration with meticulous attention to detail/originality. Award winner. Includes 8-band radiomobile radio, Lucas driving lamps, tool kit, jack. Beautiful car. $22,500. Jack Simpson 972.701.9591. (TX) 118 Sports Car Market


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1963 Austin Healey BJ-7 Auto, OD Mires , AC, Blaupunkt AM/FM. Excellent Example, Classic Showcase Buy/Restore/Sell 760 758-6100 Fax 760 758-0600 www.classicshowcase. corn (CA) 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III Beautiful Example. Chrome wings, full leather interior. Virtually new everything. Colorado Red over Ivory. Beautiful to see, absolutely great to drive. Russ Todia, 330.725.6304. (OH) 1964 Jaguar E-Type OTS Chassis #70-08. Original tub in perfect condition. Lucas Mackey. Fl eligible for European race series. Enough spares to build new car. $275,000. 925.838.5586. (CA) 1966 Jaguar E-Type 4.2L Show-Driver Total Restoration, Superb Craftsmanship & Fit, DVD Movie of the restoration included, ready for delivery worldwide, Classic Showcase, Buy/Restore/Sell. 760.758.6100, Fax 760.758.0600, www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) 1965 Austin Healey 3000 Roadster Nice Driver, Restored Several Years Ago, Tight and Usable, Not Rusty, Black over Red with a Black Interior. $29,000, Trades? See Photos on www. continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535. (IL) 1965 Jaguar 3.8 S Sedan 1967 MGB Roadster Total Restoration. Rebuilt engine and transmission. New top, interior, wiring and tires. Colorado red with black trim. All working gouges. Heritage certificate. $37,500. Steve Cavasini scavasini@aol .com 561.278.1221 (o), 561.278.3108 (hm). (FL) Mark 1, factory OD, Repaint, otherwise 99°/o original. Original accessories & documentation. Driven and cared for year-round. Low, low, mileage. Nice #3 car. $11,400. Contact Brian 503.777.2225 (hm) or 503.226.0260 (wk). (OR) Phase 2, S/N HBJ8L31665. Two-owner California car. Very low miles on frame-off restoration. Equipped with all accessories including Rally 0/0 and aluminum head. Below restoration cost. $63,500. www.fantasylunction.com . 510.653.7555. (CA) 1965 Austin Healey 3000 BJ8 Meticulously restored, leather interior, 15x6 72 spoke Dayton's, all classic Jaguar performance upgrades. Please contact David at dbcar@telus.net for info and photos. (NV) FRENCH 1950 Talbot Lago T26G5 BRG/black leather, 91,000 original miles, two owner, Vancouver car, restored to correct period specifications. A beautiful example. Contact Duncan Pearce 604.913.1999 or 604.761.2277 info@urbangarage.com . (Canada) McLaren M8C 1969 MG MGB Convertible S/N 110123. Fully restored and rare Franay fastback coupe. Outstanding condition. Past Pebble Beach participant. Runs strong and with preselector gearbox great for any event. $350,000. 510.653.7555. www.fantasyjunction.com (CA) LeRoy Neiman Meet in Person Le Mans Greats Carroll Shelby Phil Hill Dan Gurney Vic Elford Brian Redman F HALLMARK GALLERIES www.hallmarkgallery.com February 2005  January 29-30, 2005 Scottsdale, Arizona 119


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SCM, Showcase Gallery GERMAN 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster with block leather. Equipped with floor shift and factory air. This is a high quality collector car that can be used reliably as a driver if so desired. (MO) 1973 Mercedes 450 SE 1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4matic sale, spares and shop books. $13,800. Geo Pacific 480.780.1852. (CA) 1982 Porsche 928 Only 8,500 miles. Arctic Silver/black. Many factory options. View photos at www.carcraaazy.com or email Mark Greene at mgreene@griotsgarage. com. 253.922.2400. (WA) Bare metal restoration, trans by Skirmants, Autos International interior and top, completely sorted, VSCCA logbook, etc. Numbers are magnetic and come off. Removable GT roll bar. Totally stock street car. Have Kardex. History back to 1972. Excellent condition. Asking $89,000. Call Tom 732.563.0074 (w) 908.693.5723 (c), or gsgraphics@aft.net . (NJ) 1961 Porsche 356 B Coupe Mint, original Palm Beach car, 66k, gorgeous original paint, chrome, wood, interior, white/parchment M-B tea, Extensive mechanical updates for daily use if desired. Early U.S. spec. Extremely nice. $7,900. 888.811.5256(d), 859.322.4319 (m). 1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL Block/black and burgundy interior. 5-speed. New tires, tune-up, timing belt, front suspension, 54 seats. No dents or rust. Interior and exterior, Good condition. Runs excellent. $5,900, OBO. Brian, 630.988.8090 or 630.469.5979. (IL) 1987 Mercedes-Benz 56051 AWD, Showroom Condition, Heated Leather Seats, No Accidents, Non Smoker, All Mercedes Options, 57k, $21,900, 518.842.3503 dicks@creativeadvantage.com . NY) 2002 Porsche 612 NN, Strong 1963 engine. Rebuilt Zenith carbs. Red/ beige. No rust. Square weave carpet, a good solid driver. $16,000. Don Kiesbuy 509.924.7936. (WA) 1963 MercedesBenz 300 SL Roadster Immaculate south GA car in all original condition with 15,226 miles. Original books, service stamps, & winter hardtop. See www.elegantmotorcars.com for more photos. Sean Finneran, 912.264.0106 sfinneran@elegantmotorcars.com . (GA) Nice roadster. Fresh paint and body work. 160k, both tops. $7,495. 402.339.3159 or knarf2@cox. net. (NE) 1977 Mercedes Benz 6.9 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S Twin-turbo, 550 hp w/ "Fabspeed" stainless exhaust system. Special order factory options include: $4,900 black full leather interior, silver aluminum accent trim, and 3 spoke leather steering wheel. "PERFECT" as new condition! 1.2k miles. Canepo Design (/-i) 831.423.5704 ; www.canepa.com (CA) 2005 Canepa Design Mercedes Benz E55 AMG Silver Rose Metallic Special Edition. 118k miles. 3rd owner. Very fast. New tires. 10-disc CD. $15,000. 360.883.9554, e-mail, sglougee@msn.com . (WA) European model, disc brakes, alloy engine, matching numbers, both tops, luggage. Extensive mechanicals & cosmetics completed. List available. S425,000. 928.428.6212. (AZ) 1970 Mercedes 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet US, 133k, no a«, 12 yrs 1 owner, restored, all new components, records, CA smog legal, lac susp blocks/data card. (CA) 1977 Porsche 911S Coupe 1997 Porsche Carrerra C4S 1994 Porsche 964(4 TL Coupe All wheel drive. White with medium gray, full leather interior. Rare, only 267 produced. Perfect, drive or show. $40,500. Bill, 401.345.6611. (RI) A beautifully restored example finished in silver 2.7 L, no rust/wrecks, original 123, alloys, sunroof, AM/FM/CD, 5-spd, upgrades, finely tuned, reluctant New, special order Granite color with Charcoal leather interior. Fully equipped including: Keyless Go, active ventilated seats, On-Command navigation/cell phone, xenon lamps, rear shade, etc. Canepa Design upgrades include: electronic lowered suspension system, custom-machined 19" wheel with low-profile tires, and monochromatic paint finishes. Canepa Design @ 831.423.5704 ; www.canepa.com (CA) 4,7oiethzr Austin-Healey  Specialists 262-375-0876 www.fourintune.com 120 888-237-4359 iffze orommumillin„ Books HUMP A RPM www.RPMAutoBooks.com Sports Car Market Take a Porsche Test Drive in Your Easy Chair! Porsche ni2 Guide 71 The Comptete


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ITALIAN 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa 1963 Ferrari 250 TR Recreation 1972 Italia Roadster Red/tan, very clean, mechanically excellent with rebuilt suspension, rebuilt Cleveland 351, lower ratio rear axle, 4 speed manual, outstanding in every way. $47,900. See photos at www.continentalautosports.com 630.655.3535. (IL) 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS S/N 0325. Extremely rare alloy-body five-window Pininfarina coupe. Fully restored mechanically and cosmetically, in original colors. Shown at 2001 Pebble Beach Concours. $395,000. vnAviantasyjunction.com . 510.653.7555 (CA) 1957 Maserati TIPO 350S Restoration nearing completion. Price on request. Serious inquires only. Contact Mary Ellen Ford at 434.973.8160 or meford@aol.com . (VA) 1962 Maserati 35006T Compertizione Red, aluminum fuel tank, factory large intake cold air box, factory gearshift, and Monza fuel filler. Engine rebuilt with Ross forged pistons, blue printed, all bearings etc. replaced, SO period rally history, sympathetically restored. Car was originally prepared for 1962 Tour de France. FIA and FIVA papers. Would qualify for all major historic events. Ideal for Colorado Grand Tour Auto etc. $55,000 ovno. Contact Mary Ellen Ford at 434.973.8160 or meford@aol.com . (VA) S/N 4257. No engine. Red with black interior. Original 250 GTE shortened chassis and suspension. Rebuilt Dunlop brakes. Riveted aluminum gas tank. Beautifully molded fiberglass body. Extensive detail work has been done. Asking $78,000 OBO - Possible Ferrari trades considered. Stuart, FL Greg Jones 772.288.0284 (8am-5pm). Fax:772.220.8519. (FL) 1967 Fiat 500 Giardiniera (Station Wagon) Cosmetically very nice w/excellent mechanicals. The odometer shows 98,968 miles. Medium Blue with a red and white interior. Full size fabric sunroof. Seats 4 with plenty of room for your gear. An excellent city car. $7,900 See photos at vntnv.continentalautosports.com 630.655.3535. (IL) 1969 Fiat 500 Gamine Convertible Rare Fiat 500 sports car. Special body by Vignale. a two seater, designer body with a full 22 horsepower! A great runabout or paddock vehicle. No rust, excellent condition. Red/Black the odometer shows 44,700 miles. $11,900. See photos at www. continentalautosports.com 630.655.3535 (IL) stored. Clean & well maintained- some rust-thru. 99k miles. Email for photos. ihand@h1b.com . (IL) 1997 Ferrari 355 Spider Yellow/black. 3,600 miles. 6-speed. Challenge grille, shields. Recent major belt service. All books, records, tools. $104,000. Contact John 262560.9903. (WI) AMERICAN 1932 Ford Hi Boy Excellent condition both in appearance and mechanical. Recent service done. Well documented maintenance. Red leather interior in excellent condition. Custom seat covers. $30,000. Steve Kenney 937.890.2010. (OH) 1984 Alfa Romeo GIV6 Built by Arizona Street Rods. Originally a Ron Martin car (see American Rudder Magazine, Feb. 1992). The Mean Green Machine," Chevy Z24 engine 350 ci, 355 hp, aluminum heads. Every conceivable Arizona Street Rod option. $39,900 firm. Conran John Weinberger, 630.655.3535. johnfweinberger@aol.com . (IL) 1934 Ford Advert Tan/black interior. Sunroof. Rear spoiler. Healthy V6 & drivetrain. Cold air. Yokohama AVS. Winter Built in early 60's Great history. Glass Body. 49 Merc Flat Head, 4" crank, all the goodies, Offenhauser, Fenton, Mallory. Tuned by Tatum Engines. 39 ford HISTORIC RACING TOURS NOW BOOKING 2005 'GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED' 2005 'GOODWOOD REVIVAL' 2006 'MONACO HISTORICS' Luxury touring; gourmet food & accommodations; VIP seating; celebrity guest speakers & much, much mor& F.* r 4,* You can't take the Chequered Flag if your car doesn't make the event. COSCIEL INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION The ONLY experienced shipper of sports, racing, and classic cars to road, track and Concours events world wide. We take care of everything.. .you just FLY AND DRIVE , sieve tose's AUTOMOBILIA & GREAT VACATIONS For information call: 1-800-452-8434 email: stevamunra colton.com wwwsteveaustinsawomohilia.com February 2005 MARTIN E. BUTTON, INC Phone Fax. www.cosdel.com email: info@cosdel.com 121


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SCM Showcase Gallery trans, 3:54 banjo rear end. Runs great. $27,900. Seattle. 206.310.8380. (WA) 1938 Dodge Historic Stock Car 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 -Door to t 1963 Turner Mark III 2:06. Sebring 2:22. Summit Point 1:22. Roebling Rood 1:19. Engine: 454 Cu. in. w/dyno sheets. 3 sets of rims, new rear, tranny . Asking $165,000 Reenie Racing 516.902.0336. (NY) 1971 Ford Bronco 461/11PfkadP It iarb616.,_ Restored to original. Includes scrapbook, trophies + photos dating back to 1959!! Rare, documented, very successful 50's Racecar. Runs great and easily streetable. A super package. $9500. 805.466.1015. (CA) 1940 Ford Standard Coupe 1995 Chevrolet Impala SS Vintage race car. Ready for dirt or asphalt. 283 V8, 4-speed trans., Winters Quick Change, p.s., fuel cell. Sell or trade. Extra wheels and tires. $8995. Contort Gerry Charvat. 260.627.5474. (IN) Early (1959) Laydown, offset roadster. Y-Block V-8 Ford. All steel and aluminum with big tube chassis. Quintessential '50s V-8 roadster for big oval on roadrace-Nice! $30,000. Bill Hair, 805.466.1015. (CA) History car. Reams of documentation. Taped interviews w/ original builder, mechanic and driver. Appraised by Corvette expert Kevin Mackay. Sebring 12 Hours: '73;75,7730:81. Daytona 250 winner:'72. 3X pole winner Daytona 250: '72-'74 ,Rood America, Mid-Ohio, Talladega etc. Campaigned by Tony DeLorenzo, Gene Felton, Mo Carter... SVRA Medallion. Featured at Chevy Vette Fest 2003, Corvettes at Carlisle 2004. Featured in "Corvette: Portrait of Legencrand Dick Guldstrand's "50 Years of Corvette Thunder". Vintage raced: Watkins Glen WANTED Original throughout. One owner. Has all documents. 265 V-8 with Power Pak. 180 HP. Automatic. P/s. Orange/gray. Runs and appears super! Only 41,000 actual miles! $29,500. Gary Klan, 951.285.4272. (CA) 1959 Roadster Race Car 1500 Highly modified Ford. Bare frame-up restoration with everything replaced or rebuilt. One of the best Mark III Turners in existence. Marc 203.377.6746. (CT) 1968 Corvette Sebring Race Car Restored in 1999 ; only 10,000 miles since. 302 V8. 3 on the tree, new Rancho shocks, new tires, no rust! $14,500. Al Pyne 828.328.5311(d), 828.428.0290 (e). (NC) Black/grey leather, loaded, adult owned, Mobile 1, 75k. No nicks, scratches or dings. If you are looking for a nice SS, this is it! $13,000. Larry, 941.743.6444. (FL) Simon Kidston, president of Bonhams Europe, is seeking information on the whereabouts of this 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL, chassis number 5500224. The car was purchased new by his father and is pictured here shortly after taking delivery. Any leads may be sent to simon.kidston@bonhams.com . 122 Sports Cw Market


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2003 Ford Expedition XLT  2005 Ford GT i BBS Wheels-18" front, 19" rear. McIntosh stereo. 5.4-liter V8. Red-White Stripe. 21 miles on car. $335,000. 831.438.6555. (CA) 4x4 17" Alloy wheels. 5.4 motor. Rear AC and heat. Towing package. Very, very good condition. 15,800 miles. $19,800. 952.240.3727. (MN) 2004 Conepa Design Escalade ESV WANTED Wanted: 1953-1957 Chevrolet Corvette Wanted: 1953 to 1957 Corvette project car. Private individual. Buying barn cars, basket cases, projects, whatever. Also buying 1953-1957 Voile parts inventories. Price negotiable. Jay Peterson, 512.799.8088. jays1953vette@yahoo.com . (TX) fEWNI • -6) New "Show Truck" with 3k miles. Limited Edition model with every conceivable option including 500 hp supercharged engine. Canepa Design upgrades include, Brake system, Suspension, Center aisle captain chairs w/ 6" extended leg room, (five) 7" monitors w/ DVD and wireless headphones, Burl-wood veneering, and Caw° Design Customized Exterior Details, etc. Canepa Design @ 831 423.5704 ; www.canepa.com ((A) 2004 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato Round Tail WANTED: ALFA ROMEO Giulietta Sprint Zogato Round Tail. Prefer to pay for the best example but will consider any condition. Must be complete. Contact John Weinberger. 630.655.3535. (IL) PARTS FOR SALE Nash Parts Used Nash Healey Engine. With aluminum cylinder head $500. John Weinberger 630.655.3535. johnweinberger@aol.corn. (IL). ff y  01110  ff fillf11■1 41111111111N11 eastoc•APAr1crai Maserati Enthusiasts Working for the Maserati Enthusiast. We are Committed to Helping You Keep Your Maserati on the Road. We Have The Largest Selection of Maserati Parts for both GT and Biturbo Collectors. • $6 Million inventory, over 30,000 line items • NOS Parts • Used Parts • New fabrication, remanufactured • Technical help from the best in the business RESTORATION? /. I," EP BY STEP SYSTEM 0 WWW.BARTHOLLAND.COM RESTORATION@BARTHOLLAND.COM Plankier 22 2771 XL Boskoop-NL  +31 (0) 172211344 f +31 (0) 172218321 • Complete inventory at our fingertips and ready to ship the same day you place your order • Maserati Club International Members receive a substantial discount on many of MIE's inventoried parts Join Maserati Club International Maserati Club International (MCI) is a service-oriented Club, professionally staffed and equipped with the resources to meet just about any Maserati-related need. The following are just a few of the incentives of membership: • VIALE CIRO MENOTTI (VCM) • MEMBERSHIP ROSTER Great Member resource. • SPARE PARTS DISCOUNTS • TECHNICAL CONSULTATION Dealing exclusively with Maserati automobiles since 1976. • FACTORY BUILD SHEETS Provided to Members at no cost. ( `-Yc)rtalt  . g/g0 RESTORATIONS Since 1978 dedicated to the meticulous restoration of the world's finest exotic, vintage and classic motor cars. APPRAISING SERVICES AVAILABLE: DECLARED VALUE • LOSS DAMAGE • ESTATES 2347 GOLD RIVER ROAD • SUITE N • GOLD RIVER, CA 95670 (916) 635-3559 February 2005  • REGIONAL CLUB ACTIVITIES • TECHNICAL REFERENCES, MANUALS, BOOKS AND LITERATURE We invite you to become a Member of Maserati Club International. We are committed to help you ensure that your Nlaserati will live in splendor for years to come. Without this commitment, many crucial parts would become unavailable in not too many years, and the authenticity of many of the GT cars would be compromised. Contact us: 1620 Industry Dr. S.W., Suite F • E-mail: mie@maseratinet.com Ph: USA+253-833-2598 • Fax: USA+253-735-0946 ww%Ar- irws.alserrailti Ira elt -.mom 123


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 Resource Directory  Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 x204 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. AUCTION COMPANIES Artcurial - - Briest Poulain Le Fur. - +33.1.42992020, fax +33.1.42992021. Maison de vente aux encheres, 7, RondPoint des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris. artcurial@auction.fr. www.artcurial .com. (FR) Barrett - Jackson  Blenheim, ON NOP 1AO. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Auction. 480.421.6694, fax 480.421.6697. 3020 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com . www.barrett-jackson.com . (AZ) Bonhams & Butterfields. 415.391.4000, fax 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103. www.butterfields.com . (CA) Bonhams. +44.207.228.8000, fax +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. www.bonhams.com. (UK) Branson Collector Car Auction. 800.335.3063, Jim Cox, fax 417.336.5616, 1316 W. Hwy. 76, Suite 199, Branson, MO, 65616. www .bransonauction.com . (MO) Christie's. 310385.2699, fax 310.385.0246. 360 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. www .christies.com. (CA) Dana Mecum Auction Company. 815.568.8888, fax 815.568.6615. P.O. Box 422, Marengo, IL 60152. www .mecumauction.com . (IL) eBay Motors. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Visit the "Services" section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. H&H  Classic  +44.1925.730630, Auctions. fax +44.1925.730830. Whitegate Farm, Hatton Lane, Hatton, Cheshire, UK. WA4 4BZ info@classic-auctions. co.uk, www.classic-auctions.com . (UK) Russo and Steele. 480.517.4005, fax 480.517.9112.4117N.16thSt,Phoenix, AZ 85016. russoandsteele@qwest.net, www.russoandsteele.com . (AZ) Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@silverauctions.com; www .silver-auctions.com. (WA) Santiago Collector Car Auctions. 800.994.2816, fax 405.475.5079. 501 E Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Rocky: rockydb5@sbcglobal .net. (OK) APPRAISALS Dave Brownell's Vintage Auto Appraisals. 802362.4719, fax 802.362.3007. 25-plus years experience nationwide and internationally. Single cars or entire collections. Brass cars to contemporary supercars. Complete services from pre-purchase to insurance, donation, estate, expert witness. davidbrownell@adelphia.net . (VT) Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206.467.6531, fax 206.467.6532. Complete appraisal services for any and all vehicles of particular note. Over I billion dollars in worldwide experience. We will help you in your time of need: We negotiate for you. Settlements, insurance, disputes, estates, prepurchase, donations, etc. appraisals@ cosmopolitanmotors.com . (WA) USAppraisal. 703.759.9100. 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). dhkinney@usappraisal.com ; www.usappraisal.com. (VA) Auto  Appraisal  Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick, 760.320.3290, fax 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262. www .classic-carauction.com . (CA) RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371, fax 519.351.1337 One Classic Car Dr., 800.848.2886. Over 60 offices located nationwide. Prepurchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale values, estates, expert witness testimony. Onsite inspections. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. "Not FerrariPortal.com ' Over 700 links Classified Ads Ferrari Newsfeed Event Listings ID RATHER BE USING Call HostWorks to get your company's E-commerce intitatives onto the web. 124 HOST woRk.s, hostworks.com 303-539-1839 503.231.5103  800.594.0805  just one man's opinion of value." See Web site for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com . (VA) Featherman & Co. Inc. 610.645.5595. Scott Featherman has over 20 years experience and is both a certified IAAA appraiser and ASE master technician. Complete services include appraisals, pre-purchase inspections, expert witness and advisory. Personal, prompt, confidential—available nationwide. For more information, see our ad this issue. scott@feathco .com, www.feathermanco.com . (PA) Robert DeMars Ltd Auto Appraisers/Historians. 561.832.0171. Buyer beware. "Now market" expert market information for an intelligent decision/ investment. "World's best-known auto appraisers." Call for fast consultation/ briefing ($95-$295 fee) or worldwide inspection/diagnosis ($395-$2,095 fee). Not the least expensive – the best. www sobertdemarsltd.com. (FL) AUTOMOBIUA Jonathan  410.991.2288 Kendall  LLC. Automotive-inspired gifts, handbags, and accessories. Jonathan highlights designs in unique, handcrafted art, fashion, and installations for the collector and the enthusiast. Give the gift of Art+Fashion+Design and enjoy the passion of the automobile together. www.jonathankendall. corn. (MD) Group. Spyder Enterprises. 831.659.5335, fax 831.659.5335. Since 1980, providing serious collectors with the finest selection of authentic, original vintage posters, pre-war thru mid-1960s; mainly focused on Porsche, Ferrari, Mercedes, and racing. Producer of "Automobilia Monterey" August 1617, 2005. 38-page list of memorabilia available.singer356@aol.com or www .vintageautoposters.com. (CA) BUY/SELUGENERAL Auto Collectors Garage, Inc. 713.541.2281, fax 713.541.2286. 9848 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074. For the best in interesting cars from the 1920s to the 1970s. We restore, buy, sell, service, appraise, locate, and inspect all makes and models. Serving the collector car field since 1979. www .autocollectorsgarage.com . (TX) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Offering a fine selection of classic European vehicles and a world-classic restoration facility with two indoor showrooms in one 40,000-sq-ft building. Servicing the collector with over 30 years experience in buying, restoring, and selling. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase. COM, www.classicshowcase .com. (CA) Colin's Classic Automobiles. 414.9643747. World-renowned for selling only the best investment-grade sports and muscle cars. Low volume, highest quality, easy to work with. Let Colin's experience in collecting, restoring, racing, evaluating, and showing cars work for you. Buy, sell, trade, restore. www .colinsclassicauto.com . (WI) Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206.467.6531, fax 206.467.6532.2030 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121. Experts in collector cars worldwide. Whether buying, selling, evaluating, consigning or appraising, we cut the edge on the current market. Over 1 billion dollars in worldwide experience. Top prices paid; from one car to entire collections, condition and location are no obstacles. sales@cosmopolitanmotors. corn. (WA) eBay Motors. Everyday drivers, collector cars, auto parts and accessories, motorcycles and automobilia. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Every vehicle transaction is covered by $20,000 in free insurance. www.ebaymotors.com . Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555, fax 510.653.9754. 1145 Park Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608. Specializing in European collectible autos and racing cars from the 1920s to the 1970s, with Trove/ begins here . . . Stephanie Warrington The Official Travel Agent for Sports Car Market Specializing in International Travel, Custom Vacations & Groups email: stephanie@wtpdx.com  700 NE Multnomah, #478 Portland OR 97232 World Travel Inc. Sports Car Market


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over 50 cars in stock. Bruce Trenery has over 25 years experience in this business, based in the East Bay area. sales@fantasy-junction.com, www .fantasyjunction.com. (CA) Grand PrixClassics.858.459.3500, fax 858.459.3512. 7456 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037. Specialize in the buying, selling, trading and consignment of historic sports and racing cars. Been in business for 25 years and maintain an inventory of 15 to 20 historic cars. www.grandprix-classics.com ; info@grandprix-classics.com . (CA) Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd .com. (MO) OldtimerGarage.+41.31.8190000, fax +41.31.8195191. Gurbestrasse 3, CH-3125, Toffen, Bern, Switzerland. www.oldtimergarage.com. (CH) CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT FedEx Custom Critical Passport Auto Transport. 800.325.4267, fax 314.878.7295. Fully enclosed trans- port from the industry originator. Specializing in events, including Pebble Beach, the Colorado Grand, and Barrett-Jackson. Liftgates for safe loading and winches for inoperable vehicles. Inquire about ultra-expedited threeday coast-to-coast service. www.passporttransport.com. (MO) Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936, fax 413.436.9422. Rapid, hassle-free, coast-to-coast service. Insured, enclosed transport for your valuable car at affordable prices. State-of-the-art satellite transport tracking. Complete service for vintage races, auctions, relocations. www.intercitylines.com . (MA) Concours Transport Systems. 702.361.1928, 253.973.3987, fax 702.269.0382. Enclosed auto transport nationwide. Liftgate loading, experienced personnel. Classic and exotic cars. Special events. Fully insured. All major credit cards accepted. Fred Koller, owner. fredkoller@concourstransport.com ,www.concourstransport .com. (WA) COLLECTOR CAR FINANCING JJ. Best Banc & Company. 800. USA.1965, fax 508.991.8329. The largest national leader on Antique, Classic, Exotic, Rod and Sports Cars with low rates starting at 4.99% and long terms. Call, fax or e-mail your application today for quick 10-minute approval. Dealer inquiries welcome. wwwjjbest .com. (MA) Woodside Credit. 800.717.5180, fax 800.717.5177. Founded on more than 40 years of consumer lending experience, we are dedicated to providing our dealers and customers with attractive financing options. Competitive rates, flexible terms, and consumer lending expertise. Contact us directly, apply online, or ask your dealer. Open 7 days a week. www.woodsidecredit .com. 800.922.4050. Collector cars aren't like their late-model counterparts. These classics actually appreciate in value so standard market policies that cost significantly more won't do the job. We'll agree on a fair value and cover you for the full amount. No prorated claims, no hassles, no games. www.hagerty.com. (MI) Morris & Welford, LLC. 203.222.3861 or 203.722.3333 (Miles Morris), 949.260.1636 or 949.500.0585 (Malcolm Welford), fax 203.222.4992 or 949.955.3848. Specialist car consultants and high-end brokerage for important historic cars such as Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Duesenberg, Bugatti, and more. Offices on East and West Coasts. www.morrisandwelford.com. (CT) COLLECTOR CAR INSURANCE Hagerty Collector Car Insurance. Parish Heacock Classic Car Insurance. 800.678.5173. We understand the needs of the classic car owner—agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and the ease of paying for your premium by credit card. Available in 44 states throughout the US. Get an instant quote at www .parishheacock.com. (FL) COLLECTOR CAR LEASING Premier Financial Services. 203.267.7700, fax 203.267.7773. With over 20 years of experience specializing in exotic, classic and vintage autos, our Lease Purchase plan is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term as well as those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination plan allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. www.whynotlease. ASTON MARTIN DB-5 ELEGANCE &_ PERFORMANCE IN A TRULY CLASSIC GRAND TOURING CAR MONTERE yAN INTERNATIONAL EXPO Concours/Historic Race Week TUESDAY, August 16,2005 • noon to 6 pm WEDNESDAY, August 17,2005 • lo am to 7 pm Only original vintage posters, photographs, rallye plates, badges & pins, mascots & hood ornaments, signs, original art, desk & display pieces, scale models, literature & books, signed items, post cards, mosaics, stamps, unique scarves/ties/shirts. No reproductions will be sold. The largest show in America to see and buy outstanding memorabilia from the finest international dealers in a relaxed indoor setting ! www.AutomobiliaMonterey.com e-mail: singer356@aol.com The best selection of vintage auto posters anywhere: www.VintageAutoPosters.com T his 1965 Aston Martin DB-5 Coupe, # 2223 / L, has recently undergone a ground-up restoration by Aston Martin specialists. Finished in Bond Silver with Black Hide, it is a striking automobile. And it runs and drives as one would expect ... perfectly. See complete details on our website WWWAUTOMOTIVERESTORATIONS,COM / Automotive Restorations, Inc. 417M.. 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614 /203.377.6745 tel / 203.386.0486 fax February 2005 125


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Resource Directory  corn. (CT) Putnam Leasing. 866.905.3273, Never get in a car with strangers. Custom-tailored, lease-to-own financing for your dream car. Easy, fast, and dependable. Exclusive leasing agent for Barrett-Jackson, Cavallino, and Ferrari Club of America 2004 International Meet. www.pumamleasing. corn. (CT) RESTORATION - GENERAL Performance  Restoration, 440.968.3655, fax 440.968.3263. 17444 US Route 6, Montville, OH 44064. Metal fabrication, prep and paint work experts. Knowledgeable mechanics for running gear, suspension, electrical, and carburetion issues. As mentioned in The Wrenching Truth, SCM, March 2002. We finish your projects! supercharged@alltel .net. (OH) Guy's Interior Restorations. 503.224.8657, fax 503.223.6953. Award-winning interior restoration. Leather dyeing and color matching. 431 NW 9th, Portland, OR 97209. (OR) SPORTS AND COMPETITION 7" 11;veage Rathegr Sew Vintage Racing Services, Inc. cc 4850-37th Avenue South  Seattle, WA 98118 USA  Italian (ARIJVRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Vintage race car restoration, preparation and race track support at events throughout North America; in Europe and South America by arrangement. Historic Rally Support. www.vintageracing-services. coin. (CT) VINTAGE EVENTS The  Carolina  Trophy. 704.351.2087, fax 425.663.6464. The American vintage road rallye in the grand European tradition. Five days and over 800 miles through the breathtaking Blue Ridge mountains, based out of Asheville, North Carolina. September, 2005. Open to 1973 and earlier motorcars. Apply early, as space is limited. www.carolinatrophy. corn. (NC) The  Colorado  JWF  AC Restorations,  Inc. 503.643.3225, fax 503.646.4009. Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. AC restoration specialist. 35 years experience. Partial to full restorations done to street or concours standards. (OR) AC Owner's Club Limited. 503.643.3225, fax 503.646.4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 972254615 USA. The World's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. (OR) Austin-Healey Austin Healey Club USA. - Grand. 970.926.7810, fax 970.926.7835. Frank Barrett. 1,000-mile tour of western Colorado. Pre-1961 sports cars. (CO) ENGLISH Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd .com. (MO) 888.4AHCUSA, fax 503.528.0533. 8002 NE Hwy 99, Ste B PMB 424, Vancouver, WA 98665-8813. Oldest national Austin-Healey club and factory club heritage. Members receive Austin -Healey Magazine, Resource Book, calendar, tech assistance, book discount. Annual dues still just $35. www.healey.org. (OR) Austin - Healey Club of America, 877.5.HEALEY, fax 704.283.7765, www.healeyclub.org. P.O. Box 3220, Monroe, NC 28111-3220. With 45 affiliated regional clubs throughout North America, the AHCA offers its members a monthly color magazine, full-color calendar, technical support, book discounts, sourcing for suppliers and services, annual Conclave, and connection to 4,000 Healey enthusiasts worldwide. membership@healeyclub. org. (NC) Aston Martin books4cars.corn Your Source for Automotive manuals & enthusiast books. See 25,000 manuals & books on our web site. 206.721.3077 phone 888.380.9277 toll free e-mall:books©books4cars.corn Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and preowned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www .astonmartin-lotus.com . (MA) Autosport Designs Inc. 631.425.1555. The largest independent Aston Martin sales, service, res- toration facility in the U.S.; everything under one roof. All models welcome. Large selection of parts for all Astons. Also specializing in Ferrari, Porsche, and other exotics. Tom Papadopoulos, Scott Rumbold. www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) Kevin  Kay  Restorations. 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. 6-Cylinder Aston Martin DBs our specialty, from DB2 through DB6. All Astons welcome, along with other 1950s and 1960s British and European sports and classics. We do it all, from engine overhaul to show-winning paintwork. We buy Astons. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) Rocky Santiago. 405.843.6117, fax 405.475.5079. E Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Specializing in Aston Martins, all years, all conditions. Buy/sell/consign. If you are buying or selling, please call. Also have Healeys, MGs, Triumphs, etc. (OK) Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (AR1.VRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www. vintageracingservices.com, www .automotiverestorations.com. (CT) Jaguar JAGUAR PARTS AT WHOLESALE PRICING Huge Factory Fresh Original Parts Inventory Ready To Ship iv/Overnight Delivery CALL MONTE SHEUIDN JAGUAR: JAGUAR 1-800-819-5681 Jaguar Clubs of North America. 888.CLUBJAG, JCNA, 1000 Glen- www.ItalianCarParts.com rts.COM.  We have what you need to restore and maintain your Italian Car. Visit our website and on-line catalog. Register online or call to receive your free catalog. Phone: 503.655.9811 Fax: 503.655.9581 West Linn, OR USA 126 w s Vere,,gustitl's AUTOMO ILIA Limited Edition Ad & Collectibles 20470 S. Hidden Creek Ln. 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brook Road, Anchorage, KY 40223. The prirnary organization of Jaguar enthusiasts in the US and Canada. 52 local clubs provide social and other activities. JCNA sponsors championships in concours, rally, slalom. Members receive bi-monthly Jaguar Journal magazine. www.jcna.com . (KY) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com, www. classicshowcase.com . (CA) Rolls-Royce/Bentley Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARLVRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www. vintageracingservices.com, www .automotiverestorations.com. (CT) Peter Hageman, Vintage Automobiles. 206.954.1961, fax 425.287.0660. P.O. Box 554, Kirkland, WA 98033. Prewar European autos, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, specializing in vintage Bentleys. (WA) ALFA ROMEO Parts Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510.525.9435, fax 510.524.3636. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. (CA) Centerline Alfa Parts. 888.750. ALFA (2532). Call for free catalog. New and used parts, accessories, restoration, modification, and information for Giulietta through 164. We know the cars and we have the parts. Visit www.centerlinealfa.com for frequent updates on new items. (CO) International Auto Parts 800.788.4435, 434.973.0555, fax 434.973.2368. Est. 1971. Over 90,000 Alfa/Fiat/Lancia parts, 1956 to present, in stock, ready to ship. Fast, knowledgeable service and same-day shipping! Free 76-page catalog. www.intemational-auto .com. (VA) Performance Motoring Associates 831.338.9703, fax 831.338.2031. 12895 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006. Over 20 Alfa Romeos in stock, ready for your custom restoration. Specialists in vintage race car preparation for over 20 years. Sebring suspensions and lightweight body panels for 750, 101, and 105 series Sprints, Spiders, and GTVs. alleake@aol.com. www .alfa-romeorestorations.com. (CA) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, fax 713.849.2401. THE US source for original, complete seats and covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit www.reoriginals. corn for complete listing. (TX) Repairs/Restoration Nasko's Imports. 503.771.1472, 5409 SE Francis, Portland, OR 97206. Alfas, BMWs and Mercedes our speciality. Oldest Alfa repair facility in Oregon. Ask about our used sports cars for sale. Fast work, fair prices. (OR) Dan Sommers's Veloce Motors. 503.274.0064. 1425 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209. More than two decades of helping Alfa, Ferrari, and Lamborghini owners keep their cars on the road while not emptying their bank accounts. Other Italian cars serviced as well. (OR) FERRARI/MASERATI/LAMBORGHIN I Carozzeria  Granturismo Milano (Italy), +39.93909285-6, fax +39.02.93908420. Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo and Lancia. Structural chassis restoration, body restoration, and manufacturing of aluminum and steel body trim and panels. We bring automobiles to exacting original specifications. High-class paint jobs; one-off prototype manufacturing. into@gtmilano.it. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicchowcase.com, wwvv. classicshowcase.com. (CA) Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. 800.547.4455, 503.255.7560. Service and parts, 800.944.6483, 503.257.9655. 203 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97230. America's oldest and most dedicated Ferrari dealer. New and used exotic cars. Also, huge parts department with fast, fast service. www.rtgt.com. (OR) Randy Simon. 310.274.7440, fax 310.274.9809, sirnonrandy@aol.com . I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis. If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please, call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. (CA) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, fax 713.849.2401. THE US source for original, complete seats and covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit www.reoriginals. com for complete listing. (TX) AN EVENT OF A LIFETIME! 1)1(,,,, honor Racing le9.,ends Carroll Shelby, Vic Eltord,  Ciurney, firian and Phil HiL January 29 —30, 2005. Nationally Atc !aimed artki 1Dann ,y, will be produi.  fated edition Acryligraphs from the original oil paint i IN PERSON RACING LEGEND ,,RR01.1  VII ri I 1),Y. ( ) RI) Pi HI. 1111 1 I  r  -•■  N RSVP 800-865-0610 Hallmark Galleries Scottsdale, Arizona vo,A.11,111111,111, ,,)„);if February 2005  127


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Resource Directory  Symbolic Motor Car Company, 858.454.1800. As the world's premier dealer of exotic, collectible, racing and touring automobiles, our highly trained staff have the experience to get you into some of the finest automobiles in the world. Visit us at www .symbolicmotors.com. (CA) Michael Sheehan. 949.646.6086, fax 949.646.6978. Always looking for cars to buy, from rare one-offs to serial production ordinaries. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus. Buyers, let me use my 20,000-car database to help you find a car, or verify the history of one you are looking at. www.ferrarisonline.com. (CA) 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. More than 350 Ferrari wheels in stock. Call today for straight talk and honest advice. San Clemente, CA. Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARLVRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www .vintageracingservices.com, www Collector Car Auctions 541-689-6824 OR Yeteio en Salem, Oregon February 5, 2005 Roseburg, Oregon July 9, 2005 Ridgefield, Wa March 19, 2005 RegskeIto BO coW;'1 ,.‘o•t4 541-915-9133 www.petersencollectorcars.corn GermanCarPortal.com Over 1,100 links German Car Newsfeed Dealer Listings Event Listings HOST WORKS hostworks.com 303-539-1839 128 No matter what your prized possessions are, our award-winning equipment provides immaculate, enclosed, door-to-door transport. We offer containerizing for overseas shipping, automobile storage, and pier service. Featuring HighwayMaster satellite tracking/communication systems Visit our web site at www.horselesscarriage.com taro" I 041111$  g: orel s Ctrriatle liz trritTE, 61 Iowa Avenue • Paterson, New Jersey 07503 00.631-7796 • In RI 973-742-2692 fax 973-7424369 Sports Car Market tartilli (4.414# =MX= 4::AWCIoc .automotiverestorations.com. (CT) FORZA. 860.350.1140, fax 860.350.1148. Buyers and sellers of Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and related exotic cars. Also interested in memorabilia, parts, manuals, books, etc., related to above cars. Willing to compensate for information that leads to purchase. forzamot@aol.com , www forzamotorsports.com . (CT) GERMAN Mercedes-Benz Alex Dearborn. 978.887.6644, fax 978.887.3889. Topsfield, MA. Buying, selling and trading vintage Mercedes. Specializing in 300SLs. Large database of older MBs. www.dearbomauto.com. (MA) Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARLVRS). 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www .vintageracingservices.com, www .automotiverestorations.com. (CT) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; atten- tion to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com, www. classicshowcase.com. (CA) Gull Wing Group International, Gary Estep. 530.891.5038 fax. 776 Cessna, Chico, CA 95928. Dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of 1954 to 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupes and roadsters. Member benefits include: twelve monthly magazines per year plus a national convention that rotates its location around the country. gestep3457@aol.com . (CA) Porsche 356 Registry. 810.688.9090, fax 810.688.9091. 356 Registry, 3359 Kings Mill Rd, North Branch, MI 48461. A club for those interested in 356 Porsches. The Registry Magazine is published six times a year. 356 ownership not necessary. Dues $30 annually. Information: Barbara Skirmants. www.356registry.org . (MI) Re - 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www. vintageracingservices.com, www .automotiverestorations.com. (CT) AMERICAN Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymariltd.com . (MO) Shelby Originals. 713.849.2400, Sicurvetro windshields for Porsche 356. Speedster bucket seats, driving seats for all models. wvvw.reoriginals.com. (TX) BMW Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARLVRS). 203.377.6745, fax 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, bimonthly newsletter as well as a registry. (CT) REAL ESTATE J.R. Rouse, Main Pinel Realtors. 831.620.6158. Selling the Monterey Peninsula one property at a time! jr@jrrouse.com, jrrouse.com. (CA). You can't trust them with just anyone. Prized Possessions.


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UNO RATENSPERGER MORRIS & WELFORD9 MIL LLC SPECIALIST HISTORIC CAR CONSULTANTS AND BROKERS 1953 FERRARI 375MM SPYDER BY SCAGLIETTI CHASSIS NUMBER 0366AM WAS FIRST DELIVERED TO CASIMIRO DE OLIVEIRA, THE PORTUGUESE PRIVATEER DRIVER, TO RACE IN THE 12HR5 OF CASABLANCA. FOLLOWING AN ACTIVE FIRST YEAR OF RACING, THE CAR WAS RETURNED TO FERRARI IN 1954 AND FITTED WITH A NEW SCAGLIETTI BODY WHICH IT RETAINS TO THIS DAY. THIS IS THE ONLY SCAGLIETTI-BODIED FERRARI 375MM SPYDER AND IS A MATCHING NUMBERS CAR, ELIGIBLE FOR ALL THE IMPORTANT HISTORIC RACE AND ROAD EVENTS. OTHER CARS AVAILABLE 1912 PREMIER 4-40 SEVEN PASSENGER TOURER 1921 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER GHOST ALPINE EAGLE 1932 BUGATTI TYPE 55 ROADSTER 1937 CORD 812 SUPERCHARGED CONVERTIBLE COUPE 1952 SIATA DAINA GRAN SPORT SPYDER 1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL 1963 BRISTOL 407/410 DROPHEAD BY CARROZZIERE VIOTTI (1962 TURIN MOTOR SHOW / EX PETER SELLERS & BRITT EKLUND) 1981 ASTON MARTIN V8 VOLANTE 1985 AUDI SPORT QUATTRO (ROAD VERSION) PLEASE CONTACT MILES MORRIS P. 0. Box 1167 WEs-roN, CT 06883 PHONE: 203 222 3862 FAX:  203 222 3863 CELL: 203 722 3333 E-MAIL: MILES@MORRISANDWELFORD.COM MALCOLM WELFORD 3333 MICHELSON DRIVE. SUITE 430 IRVINE, CA 92612 PHONE: 949 260 1636 FAX: 949 955 3848 CELL: 949 500 0585 E-MAIL: mALcOLm@mORRisANDwELFORD.COM WWW.MORRISANDWELFORD.COM


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mItcts Carl Bomstead C omments from eBay representative Hani Durzy in the December 2004 issue concerning the online merchandiser's transaction statistics brought a flurry of reader responses. Several SCMers pointed out that the "450,000 vehicles worth $9.8 billion" eBay Motors claimed it sold would have to be the total of all listings, rather than just completed transactions. By comparison, the nation's largest retail dealer, Auto Nation, has 287 stores and does $19.4 billion in annual revenue. that eight eBay sellers were ordered to pay $90,000 in restitution and fines after admitting to bidding up their auctions, and three others are paying $28,000 in penalties and fines for making 610 fraudulent bids on 106 auctions. More significantly, Durzy's claim that only one-tenth of one percent, or just 45, of those sales were fraudulent transactions brought forth a howl of protest from the SCM community. All we can say is that just after the December issue went to press, the Associated Press reported EBAY #7112171992— POLLY PENN MOTOR OIL QUART CAN. First Bid: $9.99. Number of Bids: 12. SOLD AT: $1,441.99. Date: 11/11/2004. The seller made an astute purchase when he snapped up four of these cans at a garage sale for $400. Polly quart cans are near the top on the desirability scale with gas and oil collectors, as this Southern California oil company used wonderful, colorful graphics. This can was in fabulous condition, with only a tiny ding on the side. Let's see, $1,441 times four, less $400—not a bad take for an afternoon of garage sale-ing. EBAY #2280455690— MOTOR CYCLE GAME BOX BY MILTON BRADLEY. First Bid: $9.99. Number of Bids: 13. SOLD AT: $490. Date: 11/2/2004. This was just the box without any pieces, but the graphics (of what appeared to be an early 1900s Indian) were bright While those numbers would tend to make Durzy's fraud statistics look optimistic at best, the upside is that at least these guys got caught—and the publicity should have a chilling effect on others who engage in eBay scams. The bottom line is that attempts to perpetrate fraud on the Internet are rampant, as anyone with an e-mail account can tell you. While most of us are savvy enough not to forward our checking account information to someone who claims that we have won a Dutch lottery, ferreting out the other weasels will be an ongoing challenge. and vibrant. This is a great display piece to add to any collection of motorcycle memorabilia. Early games sell for serious money but this was not all that out of line considering the subject matter. EBAY #7111216796—PACKARD PORCELAIN SIGN. First Bid: $25. Number of Bids: 21. NOT SOLD AT: $10,099.01. Date: 11/10/2004. This was a delightful Packard flange sign that was in as-new condition. It came with the original shipping container and a receipt dated from 1936, showing that it had been sold to the Earle C. Anthony Packard Agency in San Francisco for the sum of $3.50. A few years ago this would have been silly money, but quality signs are escalating faster than Google stock, so we can only call this spot-on pricing. EBAY #5132260668-1940 INDIANAPOLIS 500 PIN. First Bid: $9.99. Number of Bids: 24. SOLD AT: $3,827. Date: 10/28/2004. If you want to see how serious Indy 500 collectors are, just attend the swap meet that takes place the day before the race, where all kinds of rare early racing items trade hands for tall stacks of green. According to Indy 500 experts, this is a very scarce pin, but according to the number on the pin, there were once at least 460 others, so start looking. i SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market magazine (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Keith Martin Publications, PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and additional entries. Subscription rates are $58 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $78 Canada/Mexico, Europe $88, Asia/Africa/Middle East $98. Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 24-hours 800.289.2819, 503.252.5812; fax 503.252.5854. 130 EBAY #2280436848—BOXED SET OF TWO 1911 BARC PINS AND BROOICLANDS FOB. First Bid: $9.99. Number of Bids: 15. SOLD AT: $281.33. Date: 11/2/2004. The Brooklands race track opened in June 1907 as an automotive test facility. The speed limit in Britain at the time was just 20 mph so this allowed the manufacturers an opportunity to wring out their machines. Racing soon followed, and continues to this day. These Brooklands Automotive Racing Club pins are some of the earliest known and were in the original presentation box. Single mid-1930s BARC fobs sell for about $150, so this three-piece set was extremely well bought. EBAY #7107928845— OVERMAN TIRE ASHTRAY. First Bid: $199. Number of Bids: 13. SOLD AT: $1,491. Date: 10/24/2004. This ashtray dates to 1934 and features a nude female devil—painted red, of course. Believe it or not, there is an active group of tire ashtray collectors and even a book on the subject. The price paid here seems like a lot, but another example recently sold for just a bit less, so this was market correct. EBAY MOTORS #4510673865— 1966 CHRYSLER 300 SEDAN. First Bid: $1,000. Number of Bids: 37. SOLD AT: $9,203. Date: 11/7/2004. Car was stated to have been owned by Audrey Hepburn since new, now showing 82,000 miles and appearing to be in excellent condition. With Ms. Hepburn's signature on the title, the new owner would be having Breakfast at Tiffany's daydreams as he drove around town. Alas, documentation of this celebrity ownership was not provided, and as a result the Chrysler did not sell for any real premium.* POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market


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