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Sports Car Market PROFILES Keith Martin’s JOIN US The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Subscribe! February 2013 . Volume 25 . Number 2 FERRARI by Steve Ahlgrim 42 What You Need to Know ENGLISH AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why by Reid Trummel 44 204 Vehicles Rated at 11 Sales 62 72 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 barn find $108,931 / Bonhams Fodder for a re-creation Testa Rossa or GTO? ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne 48 1949 MG TC $37,100 / Mecum Wonderful collectible but a dodgy driver GERMAN by Paul Hardiman 50 96 102 2008 Koenigsegg CCX $396,984 / RM Buy for the experience, not as an investment AMERICAN by Carl Bomstead 52 1996 Porsche 911S GT2 $523,297 / RM Values climb for a car rare to market RACE by Thor Thorson 54 108 120 1903 Ford Model A Rear Entry Tonneau $264,000 / RM $429,000 less than it sold for in 2007 6 1974 Lancia Stratos Groupe 4 $456,984 / Artcurial The Stratos, my friend, is a serious racing car 82 RM AUCTIONS London, U.K.: Ferrari 250GT TdF with racing history and open headlights leads RM’s Battersea sale to $22.3m — Paul Hardiman ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA: Ferraris, Fiats and Facels stack up to $3.7m on the Champs-Elysées — Johann Eisenberg COLLECTOR CAR PRODUCTIONS Toronto, CAN: A pair of Shelby GT500 KRs break the $100k mark at CCP’s Fall Classic, where sales total $3.8m — Norm Mort BONHAMS London, U.K.: Before the long road to Brighton, 14 Brass-Era veterans total $2.6m — Paul Hardiman AUCTIONS AMERICA BY RM Carlisle, PA: A $91k 1958 Chrysler 300D convertible headlines this $2.5m Fall Carlisle sale — Don Schoeny BONHAMS Harrogate, U.K.: A record $1.3m in sales confirms the power of the mustache — Paul Hardiman ROUNDUP Highlights from Mecum St. Charles, Mecum Anaheim, Higgenbotham Lakeland, Vicari Biloxi and RM’s Charlie Thomas Collection — Kevin Coakley, Victor Van Tress, Robert Malke, Carl Bomstead Cover photo: 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 barn find, courtesy of Bonhams Sports Car Market


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Crossing the Block COLUMNS 10 Shifting Gears Why did we buy all these four-wheeled artifacts, and how should we cull the flock? Keith Martin 28 Affordable Classic The vehicle that earned Toyota street cred with Americans was their pickup truck B. Mitchell Carlson 30 Collecting Thoughts Keeping your car running the way it was intended Jim Schrager 32 Legal Files Eliminating some of the risk when you send cash to a total stranger to buy a car John Draneas 36 Simon Says The 1913 collector who put his money in Picasso looks rather clever today Simon Kidston 46 The Cumberford Perspective The important history of the 1949 MG TC Robert Cumberford 56 Under the Skin This issue’s profile cars all demonstrate great engine balance Dennis Simanaitis 146 eWatch Is a $5,300 Toronto Maple Leaf toilet seat a better buy than a mint-condition tin 1951 Cadillac toy for $4,604? Carl Bomstead FEATURES 38 Glenmoor Gathering: It’s like a low-key Amelia Island 40 The Radnor Hunt: 100 Motorcars of Radnor Hunt: Duesenbergs, Ferrari racers and Cadillacs 8 Glenmoor Gathering 38 Sports Car Market DEPARTMENTS 38 25 Years of SCM: A timeline for our Silver Anniversary 12 Auction Calendar 16 The Inside Line: Boca Raton Concours, Rétromobile and goodbye to Classy Chassis 18 Contributors: Get to know our writers 20 You Write: Car monogamy or playing the field, torsion bars and Ferrari Daytona bumper bars 22 Display Advertisers Index 24 Time Pieces: Hublot’s Big Bang 24 Neat Stuff: Store your valuables — and then burn them 26 In Miniature: 1967 Intermeccanica Italia Roadster 26 Book Review: The Stewardship of Historically Important Automobiles 118 Glovebox Notes: 2013 Honda Accord Touring V6 four-door sedan 122 Fresh Meat: 2010 Tesla Roadster 2.0, 2013 Porsche Boxster S, 2012 Bentley Mulsanne 134 Mystery Photo: “Some restrictions apply? Next vacation, I’m reading the whole contract before picking up our rental” 134 Comments with Your Renewal: “Honest, Honey — I buy it for the articles. Well, yeah, and the pictures, too.” 136 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 142 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs 12


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin How Many Cars Is Just Enough? We had more cars than spaces, and relied on Collier for a solution first car of our romantic lives? My grandmother, who raised me, had a 1965 Ford Mustang 200-ci automatic, white with light blue interior. It had the rare front bench seat, with a center console that folded up to ease canoodling with my girlfriend at the drive-in movie. Every so often I come across a nearly identical car at auction, and I need to be pulled away, as I would surely want to put it into our garage. Let’s get ruthless All these thoughts made the first cut easy. The Saab Sonett went to an SCMer in Florida. The Sonett was the best I have seen, but the Saabers in Portland simply aren’t active enough at the club level to justify giving up a garage space. No fellowship. The 633 CSi went next. I thoroughly enjoyed this car as a high- speed cruiser, and it was a wonderful example. But the 2002 tii spoke to me with a clearer voice. The Shark went to an SCMer in Seattle, and it is a perfect addition to his collection. The 1963 Dodge drag car has been sold, to another SCMer in 1958 Alfa Romeo Sprint Veloce — ticks all the boxes F ew car collectors are as thoughtful as SCM contributor Miles Collier — whose insights we especially appreciate as we analyze which cars to keep, and which cars to send on. At SCM and ACC, we’ve been acquiring old cars with some frequency recently, and now we have more cars than space. As I started to sort out the cubic zirconia from the jewels, the thoughtful purchases from the “I’ve never owned one and it’s cheap,” I turned to a module from Collier’s 2004 Symposium on Connoisseurship, where I was privileged to be an instructor. Through his many years of collecting — and with a generous bud- get — Collier, always a man of principles and guidelines, devised a form with which a collector could create a “Respondent’s Engagement Profile.” In plain English, that translates into “why do I like what I like?” He divided vehicle engagement into seven categories: nostalgia, aesthetics, mastery, technology, history, competition and fellowship. He asked members of the symposium to create a personal histogram that graphed their own feelings about each category. That exercise helped as I looked across the SCM and ACC garage — and at the 633 CSi, the 2002 tii, the four Alfas, the two Land Rovers, the Boxster S, the Lotus Elise, the 1800ES, the Sonett III, the ’64 Nova Wagon, the ’63 Dodge 700-hp drag car and the endearingly cute Isetta. I wondered, “What hath collecting fury wrought?” In addition to garage issues, collectors know that old cars incur ongoing costs. If they aren’t perfect, you need to make them so. If they are perfect, you need to improve them. If they are perfect and improved, something will break. There is no such thing as stasis, where the cars bask in their perfection, never needing to be touched again. As I examined my personal histogram, and then compared it with the assemblage in our garage, I made some hard — but self-evident — decisions. First, for me, fellowship ranks high on an ownership decision. If there aren’t a lot of ways to use a car, I lose interest. Technology and aesthetics were important — it’s hard to love an ugly car with castiron-stove technology. History and competition scored high as well, but realistically, if a car didn’t have technological prowess, it was hard to see it having historical and competition success. Mastery ranks low, as the cars we have present no major challenges, aside from the Bugatti-esque backwards shift pattern of the Isetta. Nostalgia is the wild card. Can any of us resist the tug of a family car from childhood, the first car we drove with a manual shift — or the 10 Florida. It’s a great car, but you can only have so many burnout photos in American Car Collector before it is time to move on. The Isetta is an interesting yet irrelevant confection, but with only one microcar gathering a year in Portland to provide user joy, it will be the next to go, followed by the Volvo 1800ES. With a fresh engine, my ES is a particularly good one, but its DNA really derives from the 544 and the 122 — which leaves it a little short in the sporting category. I believe the Alfetta GT and the 1984 Land Rover D90 200 Tdi will be the last to go. Our Alfetta is a best-of-breed, new-engine example, but can it really stack up to the 1958 Sprint Veloce, the 1965 Giulia Spider Veloce or the 1967 GTV? Hardly. If I were on a penurious budget, and could afford only a $5,000 exotic, this Alfetta would be the one. But there are other choices. With the D90, I love the “weapon” category it falls into — but our 1989 Range Rover Classic can go on 90% of the Rover club activities, and having another rig for 10% of the outings is a questionable option. The end result That gets us down to the stuff that ticks all the boxes: the Boxster S (perhaps the most-affordable, perfect modern sports car ), the Lotus Elise (thoroughly modern Millie presented in minimalist fashion), three Alfas (can that be enough?), the 2002 tii (the best bread-box coupe of all time) and the ’64 Nova wagon (classy, unusual, and our 4-speed, bucket-seat ode to Americana). Each offers an attractive combination that fits my Engagement Profile. We’ve had several subscribers address this question of some cars versus many, and you can read their thoughts in “You Write” on p. 20. Miles Collier and the Stanford University-affiliated Revs Institute will host an exclusive seminar at the Collier Museum in Naples, FL, in March — just prior to the Amelia Island Concours. Go to www. revsinstitute.org for more info — and if you are on the fence, let me be the one to push you over into attending. It will change your perspective on collecting forever. I’ll keep you posted as we thin our holdings; the goal is to have a few select specimens rather than a herd of “almost-but-not-quite” cars. Welcome, Mr. Kidston Simon Kidston’s column, “Simon Says,” makes its debut this month on p. 36. I’ve know Simon as long as I’ve had this magazine, and watched him grow from his time at Coys to become a thoughtful voice in the collector car world. As a commentator, emcee and enthusiast, he is present at nearly every significant event in the world, and we look forward to him sharing his insights every month. ♦ Sports Car Market


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When: Feb When: Feb When: Feb n: February 2 More: www.petersencollectorcars. com H When: February 2 More: www.petersencollectorcars. com Hot rods, customs and modi- fied muscle are the theme at this annual sale, held at the Oregon State Fairgrounds. Expect a lot of family fun and some very affordable cars well below the $10k mark. Bonhams—Motor Cars, Motorcycles and Fine Automobilia Where: Paris, FRA When: February 6–7 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 62/99 cars sold / $9m Featured consignments at Bonhams’ Rétromobile week sale include an ex-Works 1931 Bugatti Type 54 (Bonhams estimate: $3.2m–$4.5m); the ex-Ettore Bugatti 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Special Coupé ($1m–$1.2m); a 1953 Bentley R-type Continental from long private ownership ($700k–$950k); a 1931 Delage D8 four-seat sports tourer, formely the property of George Milligen ($500k–$675k); a one-owner 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage cabriolet ($450k–$575k); a 1939 Horch 853 A convertible ($390k– $475k); and the 1928 Rolls-Royce “Playboy Roadster,” once owned by an eccentric multi-millionaire who reputedly had a French chateau shipped to Houston, TX ($375k–$475k). 12 When: Feb en: February 2 More: www.petersencollectorcars. com Hot rods, February 2 More: www.petersencollectorcars. com Hot rods, customs and modi- fied muscle are the theme at this annual sale, held at the Oregon State Fairgrounds. Expect a lot of family fun and some very affordable cars well below the $10k mark. Bonhams—Motor Cars, Motorcycles and Fine Automobilia Where: Paris, FRA When: February 6–7 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 62/99 cars sold / $9m Featured consignments at Bonhams’ Rétromobile week sale include an ex-Works 1931 Bugatti Type 54 (Bonhams estimate: $3.2m–$4.5m); the ex-Ettore Bugatti 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Special Coupé ($1m–$1.2m); a 1953 Bentley R-type Continental from long private ownership ($700k–$950k); a 1931 Delage D8 four-seat sports tourer, formely the property of George Milligen ($500k–$675k); a one-owner 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage cabriolet ($450k–$575k); a 1939 Horch 853 A convertible ($390k– $475k); and the 1928 Rolls-Royce “Playboy Roadster,” once owned by an eccentric multi-millionaire who reputedly had a French chateau shipped to Houston, TX ($375k–$475k). 12 More: More: www.artcurial.fr Last year: 94/103 cars sold / $17.8m Artcurial set the record last year for a car sold at auction in France, when a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder sold for $5.9m. Heavy hitters this year include a 1936 Talbot-Lago T150C (Artcurial estimate: $1.5m–$2m); a 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Pininfarina cabriolet Series II ($775k–$1m); a 1929 Duesenberg Model J convertible ($1.1m–$1.4m); a 1956 Maserati A6G2000 Allemano ($550k– $650k); a 1932 Bugatti Type 57 Vanvooren cabriolet ($840k– $1.1m); a 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux coupe ($325k–$390k); a 1931 Hispano-Suiza H6C chauffer coupe ($490k–$840k); and a 1970 Lamborghini Miura S ($490k–$620k). RM Auctions—The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum Where: Madison, GA When: February 15–16 More: www.rmauctions.com Highlights from Bruce Weiner’s carefully curated microcar collection include a very rare 1959 Messerschmitt KR 200 Sport, a 1957 Messerschmitt KR 201 roadster, a 1956 BMW Isetta 300 “bubble window” cabriolet, a factory-built 1961 BMW Isetta police car, the life-size More: www.petersencollectorcars. com Hot rods, customs and modi- fied muscle are the theme at this annual sale, held at the Oregon State Fairgrounds. Expect a lot of family fun and some very affordable cars well below the $10k mark. Bonha ruary 2 More: www.petersencollectorcars. com Hot rods, customs and modi- fied muscle are the theme at this annual sale, held at the Oregon State Fairgrounds. Expect a lot of family fun and some very affordable cars well below the $10k mark. Bonhams—Motor Cars, Motorcycles and Fine Automobilia Where: Paris, FRA When: February 6–7 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 62/99 cars sold / $9m Featured consignments at Bonhams’ Rétromobile week sale include an ex-Works 1931 Bugatti Type 54 (Bonhams estimate: $3.2m–$4.5m); the ex-Ettore Bugatti 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Special Coupé ($1m–$1.2m); a 1953 Bentley R-type Continental from long private ownership ($700k–$950k); a 1931 Delage D8 four-seat sports tourer, formely the property of George Milligen ($500k–$675k); a one-owner 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage cabriolet ($450k–$575k); a 1939 Horch 853 A convertible ($390k– $475k); and the 1928 Rolls-Royce “Playboy Roadster,” once owned by an eccentric multi-millionaire who reputedly had a French chateau shipped to Houston, TX ($375k–$475k). 12 More: www.artcurial.fr Last year: 94/103 cars sold / $17.8m Artcurial set the record last year for a car sold at auction in France, when a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder sold for $5.9m. Heavy hitters this year include a 1936 Talbot-Lago T150C (Artcurial estimate: $1.5m–$2m); a 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Pininfarina cabriolet Series II ($775k–$1m); a 1929 Duesenberg Model J convertible ($1.1m–$1.4m); a 1956 Maserati A6G2000 Allemano ($550k– $650k); a 1932 Bugatti Type 57 Vanvooren cabriolet ($840k– $1.1m); a 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux coupe ($325k–$390k); a 1931 Hispano-Suiza H6C chauffer coupe ($490k–$840k); and a 1970 Lamborghini Miura S ($490k–$620k). RM Auctions—The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum Where: Madison, GA When: February 15–16 More: www.rmauctions.com Highlights from Bruce Weiner’s carefully curated mi- crocar collection include a very rare 1959 Messerschmitt KR 200 Sport, a 1957 Messerschmitt KR 201 roadster, a 1956 BMW Isetta 300 “bubble window” cabriolet, a factory-built 1961 BMW Isetta police car, the life-size companies companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. Email auction info to: chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com. FEBRUARY JANUARY 4–6—DAVE RUPP Ft. Lauderdale, FL 10—BONHAMS Las Vegas, NV 10–12—MIDAMERICA Las Vegas, NV 11–13—TOM MACK Charlotte, NC 12—COYS Birmingham, U.K. 13–20—BARRETTJACKSON Scottsdale, AZ 16–20—RUSSO AND STEELE Scottsdale, AZ 17—BONHAMS Scottsdale, AZ 18—RM Phoenix, AZ 18–19—GOODING & CO. Scottsdale, AZ 18–19—SILVER Ft. McDowell, AZ 18–27—MECUM Kissimmee, FL 2—PETERSEN Salem, OR 4—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 6–7—BONHAMS Paris, FRA 8—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 15–16—RM Madison, GA 18—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 22–23—MECUM Boynton Beach, FL 22–23—LEAKE Oklahoma City, OK 22–24—MCCORMICK’S Palm Springs, CA 23—SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, U.K. 23—CHEFFINS Bristol, U.K. 23—BONHAMS Boca Raton, FL 24—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 26—H&H Buxton, U.K. MARCH 1–3—G. POTTER KING Atlantic City, NJ 2—BONHAMS Oxford, U.K. 6—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 8—GOODING & CO. Amelia Island, FL 9—RM Amelia Island, FL 9—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS New Braunfels, TX 12—COYS London, U.K. 15–16—CLASSIC MOTORCAR Akron, OH 21–24—HOLLYWOOD WHEELS West Palm Beach, FL 22–24—AUCTIONS AMERICA BY RM Ft. Lauderdale, FL 23—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS New Braunfels, TX 23—SPECIALTY AUTO Greeley, CO Sports Car Market


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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Selections from the Bruce Weiner Microcar collection, offered by RM in Madison, GA Hot Wheels replica 1959 BMW Isetta “Whatta Drag,” a 1959 Goggomobil TL-400 transport pickup, a highly original 1954 Mi-Val Tipo MO Mivalino, a very rare 1955 Fuji Cabin, a 1955 Kleinschnittger F-125, a highly original 1949 Voisin Biscooter prototype once owned by Voisin himself and a 1964 Peel P-50, the smallest production car ever built. Leake Auction Company—Oklahoma City 2013 Where: Oklahoma City, OK When: February 22–23 More: www.leakecarauction.com Last year: 196/281 cars sold / $4.1m Leake celebrated the 40th anniversary of this sale last year. Expect about 300 collector cars, with the focus squarely on classic American muscle, customs and pickups. Average sold price last year was $21k, and high-sale honors went to a 1968 Shelby GT500 convertible, sold at $182k. Mecum Auctions—Verde Classics Museum Collection Where: Boynton Beach, FL When: February 22–23 More: www.mecum.com Fran and Ron Green’s Verde Classics Museum collection will feature 80 cars and more than 1,000 pieces of road art and memorabilia at no reserve. The star cars are a 1961 Ford Galaxie Sunliner convertible in redover-red; a frame-off restored 1957 Desoto Adventurer hard top; a 1958 Chevrolet Impala convertible with custom black cherry paint job, correct interior and Tri-Power 348; an AACA award-winning 1961 Chrysler 300G convertible; and a 1967 Oldsmobile 442 convertible in midnight blue with white stripes. McCormick—Palm Springs Classic Car Auction Where: Palm Springs, CA When: February 22–24 More: www.classic-carauction. com Last year: 376/514 cars sold / $6.6m This long-running sale typically sees 500 cars cross the block, with prices averaging $15k–$20k. Corvettes, Mopars, hot rods and all manner of American classics will be very well represented, with a few high-quality European luxury and sports cars mixed throughout. Bonhams—Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance Where: Boca Raton, FL When: February 23 More: www.bonhams.com Bonhams presents this new 1953 Cooper Bristol Grand Prix racer at Silverstone Race Retro 14 auction at the posh Boca Raton Resort & Club, in conjunction with the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance. Early star cars include the Ex-Helena Rubinstein 1936 Rolls-Royce 25/30 hp lim- ousine by deVillars and a 1957 Lincoln Premiere convertible from the collection of the late Eugene Beardslee. Silverstone—Race Retro Where: Northamptonshire, U.K. When: February 23 More: www.silverstoneauctions. com Last year: 57/77 cars sold / $2.6m European race cars take cen- ter stage at Silverstone’s wellestablished Race Retro auction. Early consignments this time around include a rally-spec V8 1976 Triumph TR7 (Silverstone estimate: $65k–$75k); a 1961 Austin Healey 300 Mk II Works rally replica ($88k–$105k); a 1953 Cooper Bristol Grand Prix racer ($225k–$255k); and a 1953 Connaught AL10 Grand Prix racer ($320k–$400k). Barons—Collectors and Sports Cars Where: Surrey, U.K. When: February 24 More: www.barons-auctions.com For 2013, Barons has jetti- soned their long tradition of midweek auctions. All sales will now take place on weekends. Early consignments for February include a rare 1924 Riley 11/40 sports tourer and a 1965 RollsRoyce Phantom V, purchased by the Royal Household at the 1965 Earls Court Motor Show. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Inside Line Alex Martin-Banzer Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. Clay and Lolly Becker and Classy Chassis bid farewell after 10 years and more than 1,000 rare and interesting automobiles displayed at Reliant Stadium Industry News ■ After 10 years of presenting world-class cars in the air-conditioned comfort of Houston’s Reliant Stadium each June, Classy Chassis is no more. Founders Clay and Lolly Becker have decided to pursue other passions and retire the show. “The show was a huge event that we always strived to produce at the very highest level,” Clay Becker said. “We take great pride in all that was achieved in a short period of time.” Events ■ This is your last chance to see the Petersen Automotive Museum exhibit Masterpieces of Italian Design. Showcasing Italian classics and modern supercars, this exhibit is a mustsee before it ends February 3. Admission is $11 for adults and $5 for students. www.petersen.org (CA) ■ Time to pack your beret and head over to Paris for the 38th Rétromobile, which runs February 6–10. With a new location at the Porte de Versailles and presenting 1920s French luxury cars from Peter Mullin’s Mullin Automotive Museum, this will be a week to remember. The Artcurial auction will be on February 8. A full-day ticket is $11, and 16 you can buy it online. Publisher Martin, his wife, Wendie, and daughter Alex will be on hand for this year’s SCM Rétromobile reception at Cafe Le Jambon à la Broche on Wednesday, February 6, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Spaces are still available — R.S.V.P. to Donald Osborne (dosborne@ sportscarmarket.com) no later than January 28. en.retromobile. com (FRA) ■ Springtime for car en- thusiasts is so close — yet so far — during February. It’s a good thing that spring has already started in Florida. For the ninth year, Cars for the Cure will rumble into Colonial Town Park in Lake Mary. This event lines the streets with over 150 cars, including late-model Bugattis, Porsches and Aston Martins. Proceeds will benefit the American Lung Association. Free to the public, the auto show is on February 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registered participants can attend the VIP reception on February 8 and attend the traditional drive on February 10. Car registration is $125 and includes admission to all events. www.carsforthecure.com (FL) ■ The 2013 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance will highlight the 50-year anniversary of Lamborghini on February 22–24. A hangar party, with all the extravaganzas one could desire, starts the busy weekend at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Following the next night will be the grand dinner, which will include the presentation of the Annual Automotive Lifetime Achievement Award to Emerson Fittipaldi and JM Family Enterprises. Famous comedian Bob Newhart will be on hand to spark laughs. To conclude the weekend, the 7th Annual Concours d’Elegance is on Sunday, February 24, with Sports Car Market Publisher Keith Martin as the Grand Marshal. General admission is $50. www.bocaratonconcours.com (FL) ♦ Don’t miss out on Publisher Martin as Grand Marshal at the 2013 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance Sports Car Market


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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro david.tomaro@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Digital Media Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 221 Auctions Editor and Photographer Tony Piff tony.piff@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Associate Editor Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Copy Editors Yael Abel, David Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. 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SCM Contributors SIMON KIDSTON, SCM Columnist, began his automotive career in 1988 at Coys and was running the auction department three years later. In 1996, he co-founded and ran Brooks (now Bonhams) Europe in Geneva, staging the annual Les Grandes Marques à Monaco sale in Monte Carlo and creating the Ferrari winter auction in Gstaad. Kidston now operates a consultancy for car collectors based in Geneva. He is the official presenter at the Mille Miglia and Villa d’Este concours, a judge at Pebble Beach, and has hosted motoring shows on Smithsonian Networks. He has just started a monthly column for SCM on high-end car collecting. Read his perspective on p. 36. 18 REID TRUMMEL, SCM Contributor, is editor-publisher of Healey Marque magazine, the official publication of the Austin-Healey Club of America (www. healeyclub.org). His interest in cars began when he taught himself to drive a stick in a hand-me-down 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider. Wanting more power than the Alfa’s 1300 could provide, he bought a Healey 3000 and fell down that slippery slope of affection for British cars. He is Chairman of the Monte Shelton Northwest Classic Rally (nwclassicrally. org) and the Columbia Gorge Classic Rally (www.columbiagorgemgaclub. org). He makes his home in Portland, OR. Explore his analysis of a 1949 MG TC on p. 44. BILL ROTHERMEL, SCM Contributor, has had a lifelong interest in cars both small and large. His interests range from the cars of the Brass and Classic Eras, to muscle cars, post-war American cars, European sports cars and automobiles of all kinds. He serves as Master of Ceremonies at The Elegance, Hershey, PA; the 100 Motorcars of Radnor Hunt, Malvern, PA; and the St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance, St. Michaels, MD. He is a contributing author to the book AACA 75 — A Shared Legacy 1935-2010, A History — A Vision. His report on the 2012 version of the 100 Motorcars of Radnor Hunt is on p. 40, and he takes us along to the 2012 Glenmoor Gathering on p. 38. The information in Sports Car Market magazine is compiled from a variety of reliable sources. However, we disclaim and deny any responsibility or liability for the timeliness, use, interpretation, accuracy, and completeness of the information presented. All material, data, formats and intellectual concepts in this issue © 2012 by Sports Car Market, Inc., Automotive Investor Media Group and Automotive Investor in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. Canada Post Publication Agreement #41578525 PRINTED IN USA


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You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarket.com Is car monogamy a good thing? To the Editor: I wanted to weigh in on the dialogue you had with Andrew Federer (December 2012, p. 16) about whether it is better to have one great car or several less-great ones. Many people who have multiple cars don’t drive them enough to get them fully sorted, and the cars are less wonderful than they would be if they had owners who drove them a lot and lavished attention on them. There is also the question about whether a deep, monogamous relationship is preferable to “playing the field.” Getting to know a car well improves your ability to drive it well, and there is a great deal of pleasure to be gained from that. It is interesting and entertaining to have new experiences and drive vehicles you’ve read about but never driven. I’ve enjoyed swapping rides on several vintage-car tours. But it is always a pleasure to get back behind the wheel of my Siata 208S — a great car that is truly sorted and dialed in — which was a process that took several years and continues even today. Every year, with small tweaking and tuning, the car becomes better to drive. It gets better, also, from the continuing development of my own driving skills, on racetracks, in my two Lotuses, one of which I know almost as well as the Siata. So I am hardly monogamous, and I am always looking for the next great car to own, but I do think that there is much to be said for limiting your collection to a few cars you can drive a lot and keep in an optimum state through frequent use. “No use is the worst abuse.” — Robert Davis, Seaside, FL Quality vs. quantity To the Editor: I accepted my marketing position here at Grundy in May, and have been digging out ever since. One of my self-appointed tasks was to get caught up on reading the stacks of old magazines littering my office. It’s been a pleasure because of my lifelong interest in cars, but 20 It is always a pleasure to get back behind the wheel of my Siata 208S — a great car that is truly sorted and dialed in — which was a process that took several years discovering SCM and ACC has been particularly rewarding. These are fine publications, and I have gained unbounded respect for your expertise in the collector car hobby. To my question: A letter in the March SCM (2012, p. 22) spoke of using the money spent on a single Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa to instead build a dream garage consisting of a variety of collectible cars. This got me to thinking: From a financial standpoint, is it better to diversify a car collection — much like a stock portfolio — or is it better to concentrate on fewer, more valuable cars or even a single make? Personally, I collect MGs — a 1600 MKII DeLuxe formerly raced by the Roth dealership in south New Jersey, and I am about to buy a PA that I plan to reversibly modify to Le Mans spec — because I like the cars and because I think the history of what those MG guys did with limited resources, enthusiasm and guts is nothing short of sublime. You would probably say that my collection is based on emotion — even though I am keenly interested in avoiding financial suicide. From an investment perspective, it looks to me like picking cars is like picking stocks. So is there a happy balance between the emotional and the mercenary? Is there a more prudent way to structure a collection that makes more economic sense than another? How do the great collections stack up in this regard? Is there a strategy to all this? I would love to read a column exploring this quandary in your fine magazine. — Bill Hoffer, director of marketing, The Grundy Agency Keith Martin responds: Bill and Robert, thanks for your thought-provoking letters. They arrived just as I was having similar thoughts about SCM’s collection of cars. Turn to my Shifting Gears column on p. 10 to see what percolated through my car-addled brain. Torsion bar tweaks To the Editor: Please allow a minor cor- rection to Dennis Simanaitis’ “Under the Skin” column about torsion bars (December 2012, p. 52) and my comment on your explanation on how torsion bars work. The Auto Union D Type rear-axle torsion bars are located longitudinal in the chassis members, as are the Type Bs and Type Cs. Yes, the Auto Union Type D had front and rear torsion bars, but so had the Auto Union Types B and C as well, while the Type A had front torsion bars only. Your tech lecture goes to the average SCM reader, who might get the impression that the torsion bar is an Eberan-Eberhorst invention, while in fact it is a Ferdinand Porsche Patent. — Martin Schröder, via email Dennis Simanaitis responds: It was my carelessness that placed the Auto Union rear torsion bars transversely. I suspect I was overwhelmed by the other similarities among the Type D Auto Union and later designs, such as the Jowett and Aston Martin. Many, many thanks for this correction. Also, it is a point well taken that I inadvertently left the impression all this was the work of Robert Eberan-Eberhorst and not Dr. Porsche. May I suggest the following modification in the article’s second paragraph: The Auto Union Type D was Eberan-Eberhorst’s first complete design, heavily influenced by the works of his mentor, Ferdinand Porsche. Eberan-Eberhorst specified a tubular chassis, its suspension Sports Car Market


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You WriAd Indexte We Read Alan Taylor Company, Inc..........111, 113, 115 American Car Collector............................... 38 Artcurial ..................................................... 4–5 Aston Martin of New England................... 123 Auctions America......................................... 15 Automobilia Monterey............................... 139 Autosport Designs Inc................................ 113 Barrett-Jackson ............................................ 21 Beverly Hills Car Club............................... 123 Black Horse Garage................................... 107 Bob Smith Coachworks, inc. ..................... 105 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance ............... 97 Bonhams / SF......................................... 37, 41 Bonhams / UK.............................................. 39 Branson Collector Car Auction.................... 25 Canepa........................................................ 135 Carlisle Events ............................................. 99 Carrera Motors........................................... 101 Chubb Personal Insurance............................ 19 Classic Motorcar Auctions......................... 109 Classic Showcase......................................... 75 CMC Classic Model Cars .......................... 125 Coachbuilt Press........................................... 95 Collector Car Price Tracker ......................... 80 Copley Motorcars....................................... 116 Cosdel ........................................................ 135 Dealer Accelerate......................................... 93 Driversource Houston LLC.................... 29, 71 Edenholm Motor Group............................... 87 European Collectibles ................................ 131 Exotic Classics........................................... 139 Fantasy Junction......................................... 117 Ferrari Financial Services ............................ 79 Fourintune Garage Inc ............................... 141 Gooding & Company..................................... 2 Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance... 67 Grundy Worldwide......................................111 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc.......................... 129 Heritage Classics.......................................... 65 Hollywood Wheels Inc..................... 57, 58–59 Hyman, LTD ................................................ 69 Inpelle ........................................................ 117 Intercity Lines .............................................. 33 JC Taylor...................................................... 83 Jeff Brynan................................................. 141 JJ Best Banc & Co ..................................... 137 Kastner & Partners Garage ........................ 127 Kidston........................................................... 7 L.A. Prep...................................................... 73 La Jolla Concours D’ Elegance.................... 91 Leake Auction Company.............................. 47 Luxury Brokers International..................... 135 Mac Neil Automotive Products Ltd............. 63 Mercedes Classic Center............................ 148 Mershon’s World Of Cars .......................... 119 Miller Sports Cars...................................... 139 Miller’s Mercedes Parts, Inc...................... 116 Motor Classic & Competition Corp........... 139 Motorcar Gallery........................................ 119 Motorcar Portfolio ..................................... 109 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions............. 103 Paramount Classic Cars ............................... 89 Park Place LTD............................................ 17 Paul Russell And Company ....................... 129 Premier Financial Services ........................ 147 Putnam Leasing.............................................. 9 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd. ........................... 35 RB Collection............................................. 127 Reliable Carriers .......................................... 61 RM Auctions.......................................... 11, 13 Road Scholars .............................................. 77 RPM Auto Books....................................... 140 Russo & Steele LLC .................................... 27 Silver Collector Car Auctions ...................... 31 Sports & Specialist Cars ............................ 125 Sports Car Market...................................... 133 Symbolic Motor Car Co................................. 3 T. Rutlands ................................................... 81 The Stable, Ltd............................................. 85 Vintage Rallies........................................... 115 VintageAutoPosters.com............................ 141 Worldwide Group......................................... 23 22 You Write We Read Look carefully, and if you find an original RHD Daytona without the little lights, you are my guest for drinks in Paris with trailing arms and torsion bars, fore and aft, and a De Dion axle at the rear. I am nervous about ascribing, without a lot more research, the invention of anything as basic as a torsion bar to any one individual. For example, I understand Professor Hans Ledwinka’s early work at Tatra with torsion bars led to a DM 3,000,000 settlement from Volkswagen to RinghofferTatra in 1961. In any case, thanks sincerely for catching the error. About that Daytona Spyder conversion... To the Editor: I read Steve Ahlgrim’s recent report on the 365GTB/4 Daytona Spyder Conversion in Sports Car Market’s December 2012 issue (p. 38) and I respect his point of view concerning the quality of different conversion Daytona Spyders on the market On the other hand, you are criticizing the correctness of Straman’s conversion of s/n 15951, and I must tell you that you are wrong concerning the job Straman did. Although I have a great deal of respect for your expertise, how can you say that the bumper bar is not correct when it is the original bar installed at the factory? Please look at the gorgeous original Daytona Spyder ordered new by Greg Garrison and you will understand your mistake: It’s exactly the same bar! OK, it’s not very elegant on this front nose, but it at least does the job. There is a second mistake, but it is understandable for an American who is not used to buying or driving a right-handdrive Daytona: ALL the British Daytonas have front side marker lights. Look carefully, and if you find an original RHD Daytona without the little lights, you are my guest for drinks in Paris if you come to Rétromobile. Steve, I remember the time you were selling all Dino parts at F.A.F Motor cars and you could get almost anything to make your customers happy! — Marc Rabineau, Paris, France Steve Ahlgrim responds: Marc, my criticism wasn’t of Straman’s work, and was not intended as an indictment of the particular car. Richard Straman and my friend Mike Sheehan both did top-quality work. My point was that conversions evolved with the converter’s experience — and the market’s increasing desire for a more authentic conversion. This car was an early conversion, so it could and would not be as authentic as Straman’s later work. The bumper bar does not show up in the Daytona parts book or on the Daytona option list, but even if it were original, it’s still hideous. As for the side markers, apparently they are exclusive to RHD Daytonas. Thank you for bringing the fact to my attention. If you make it to Fort Lauderdale, FL, I’m buying drinks. F.A.F.’s Ferrari Owner’s Survival Guide was sent to 28,000 Ferrari enthusiasts worldwide. Part tech manual and part parts manual, the guide was a must-have addition to a Ferrari owner’s library. We helped many people with parts, but they helped us build a knowledge base that has benefited Ferrari owners worldwide. Thank you for your kind words about my time at F.A.F. Pebble Beach bikes To the Editor: I just got my November issue and wanted to compliment you on your great coverage of the motorcycle auctions at Pebble Beach. I ran into Somer Hooker (our Chief Judge for the Celebration of the Motorcycle Event in Del Mar) in the Mid America tent, and I couldn’t help but notice how intently he was focused on each bike. Now that I have read the article and his sale comments, it is evident why. His comments are very informative and quite colorful. He knows his bikes. Thanks so much for this great coverage. I really appreciate it. — Dan Reichel, via email Errata On page 116 of the January issue, our price reported for Lot 65 at Dan Kruse Classics’ Austin sale, a 1933 Duesenberg Model J four-door Sport Berline, did not include the 10% buyer’s premium. Including premium, the price was $1,815,000, making it the fourth-highest sale of the issue. On page 94 of the January issue, we listed the incorrect high sale for Branson’s fall 2012 auction. This year’s high sale was Lot 570, a 1988 Porsche 930S cabriolet, sold at $59,400. On p. 39 of the January issue, we reported the incorrect total for the 2010 Arizona auctions. The correct total was $126m. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg In the world of luxury-watch design, brand positi Making a Big Bang in the Watch Business ing and market penetration are usually not speed processes. The watches that we associate with the words “classic” and “iconic” are often the result of more than a century of patient and methodical work from manufacturers, who use accumulated knowledge, expert styling and innovation — combined with consumer brand awareness — to garner market share. Still, this time-tested method isn’t the only road t timekeeping success. Occasionally there is a newcomer who, in a brief of years, can offer up a product so stimulating that the b is propelled to nearly instant stardom. The question is, can they maintain that success or slowly fade away? I believe that it requires a great amount of skill and luck to achieve fame, but true genius to maintain it. In the case of the watch brand Hublot, there is evidence of all of these elements: meteoric success after the launch of the Big Bang watch and the perseverance to use this tag line: “No Innovation, No Future.” Hublot began as the brainchild of Carlo Crocco, who offered his first models to the public at BaselWorld 1980 (the world’s best watch fair, in Basel, Switzerland). Crocco’s new watch line featured Details Production Date: Current Best Place to Wear One: Power lunch at Mario Batali’s 50,000-square-foot Italian grocery and restaurant in New York City Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/Service Availability: Cool Factor: Web: www.hublot.com Neat Stuff by Tony Piff Italian Box for Your Precious Cubans This carbon-fiber-wrapped humidor is crafted in Italy and officially licensed by Ferrari. It’s lined with cedar and features a built-in hygrometer, humidifier, lock with key, room for up to 35 cigars and — most important — the Prancing Horse shield. $930 from www.store.ferrari.com is best): a case whose bezel emulated a porthole (the word “Hublot” is French for “porthole”), and a revolutionary thin, elegant natural rubber strap — which was a first in the industry and is highly regarded for its comfort, water resistance and durability. Although the brand had a degree of success, it was not until Crocco enlisted Jean-Claude Biver — then president of Omega — that Hublot made its place among the greats. In fact, it was a great big watch that got them there. In 2005, Hublot and er launched what was to be the real turning oint for the brand, the Big Bang, a chronograph hat included the original porthole motif of their earlier offerings with a massive 44-mm case and a layered structure that looks quite a bit like the steel sheathing of a ship’s hull. Robust and bold, the Big Bang was an instant win for Hublot, multiplying their orders hreefold in the first year. Now owned by LVMH — the world’s largest xury goods maker — and led by Biver, Hublot ues to enjoy the success of the Big Bang (their e currently features more than 100 different styles). The company also remains a major innovator in the industry, especially in technical improvements. I think of Hublot as the master mixologists of the watch industry, as the company constantly creates new concoctions of materials — including ceramics, carbon fiber, titanium, blackened steel and rubber — to enhance their offerings. In 2012, Hublot announced a new process that may well revolu- tionize the entire watch industry. The process is a patented method of alloying metals to ceramic, which makes the final product scratch-resistant like ceramic — while keeping the beauty, shine and heft of the metal. “Magic Gold,” their trade name, is a multi-step process of sub- jecting ceramic powder to intense pressure, cooking it at 2,200 degrees Celsius — 3,992 degrees Fahrenheit — and then combining it with gold, silver, platinum or aluminum, thus more than doubling the metal’s scratch resistance. As wristwatches are constantly being hit or scraped against myriad obstacles during use, this is a useful development. Hublot says they will keep the technology to themselves instead of licensing the process during the lifespan of the 20-year patent. The watch shown, a red gold and ceramic Big Bang, carries the hefty retail price of $33,200 — which may or may not be a bargain. Given the commitment to the improvement of the art and science of watchmaking — and the expense of the research and manufacturing of custom equipment to produce this fantastic innovation — the cost is understandable. Light ’Em Up Like an old-fashioned Zippo, the Peanut lighter creates flame with flint, fuel and wick. But unlike a Zippo, a rubber O-ring seals the unit when not in use, preventing evaporation over time. It measures less than two inches long and is machined from stainless steel ($11.50) or titanium ($34.50). The “Split Pea” is even smaller ($11.50, $29.50 for titanium). www.countycomm.com © 24 Sports Car Market


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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1967 Intermeccanica Italia Roadster It used to be that when you called a car a “hybrid,” you were talking about a sports or GT car, clothed in a European-designed and -built body and powered with a big engine from one of the major U.S. automakers. The Intermeccanica Italia is such a car, and it is so shapely that it should have come with an “R” movie rating. Automodello is amongst today’s select group of specialty collector-model manufacturers, and it makes some of the finer-quality mid-volume models in 1:43 and 1:24 scales. Their standard operating procedure is to replicate interesting cars that other model makers have overlooked or ignored. As with Automodello’s previous release of the Intermeccanica Griffith 600 model (see my review on p. 26 in the March 2011 SCM), this is the only model ever produced of the Italia. Naturally, it makes a great companion piece to the Griffith or vice versa. You have a few choices here; I went with the silver/red version, which is the only one of the three riding on those sharp, chrome-plated Magnum 500 wheels. The other two versions ride on nicely made photo-etched wire wheels and come in your choice of the requisite sports car color combinations of red/tan or black/tan. All three are limited editions, with the black car also being the extremely limited “Homage Edition,” which pays tribute to the total production run of 24 Italias produced the first year. The silver and red versions are priced at $95, while the black one is $235. This model perfectly captures the Italia’s curva- Model Details Production Date: 2012–13 Quantities: Silver Edition: 399 Red Edition: 399 Black Edition: 24 SCM Five-Star Rating: Overall Quality: Authenticity: Overall Value: Web: www.automodello.com ceous body shape. As with the real car, this model looks stunning when viewed from any angle. The resin body casting is excellent, and the high-gloss silver paint finish shows off the perfectly modeled panel lines. Nicely offsetting all of this are the delicate chrome parts. All of the photo-etched parts used for window trim — windshield wipers, steering Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton The Stewardship of Historically Important Automobiles By Fred Simeone, Miles Collier, Ed Gilbertson and Miles Morris, 168 pages, $60.00 (Amazon) The car-guys morning coffee g I attend includes a constantly rota roster of big-shot collectors, car deal artisans, tinkerers, journalists and mo The conversation always comes back t the newest rumor, the estate sale, t barn find. One constant topic is the conditio of said find, and how much fluffin and buffing it needs. In recent years, i comes down to how much should not be done. Times are changing, and the choice between lavish restoration or thoughtful preservation of the patina on a car that is unmolested and in good shape is ever more important. This conversation — this philosoph cal tug of war — is fought at a loftier level in The Stewardship of Historically Important Automobiles. Coming from and driven by Fred Simeone and his Simeone Automotive Foundation, the book is an attempt to start an intellectual conversation about the role of preservation and stewardship — not of cars, but of important historical objects that happen to be cars. It’s like a college bluebook final-exam question: “Is the frame-off, better- than-new perfection that has been the concours standard correct, or is it the approach more common in the museum world, where objects are preserved with their flaws and patina, where an object’s passage through time is seen from every angle? Discuss.” Simeone gathers the views of important names from the automotive col- 26 lecting world and beyond to stake out positions or drive the dialog forward, from Pebble Beach judges to restorers, photographers and even authorities on early American furniture. It’s an interesting conversation starter, with positions taken that are guaranteed to delight and annoy almost everyone in the car world. It is an important conversation. The car collecting world, which is really the car preservation and stewardship world, is young and evolving. As a fad, more historic patina is the new frame-off restora- tion, but Simeone knows this can’t be about fads, as he knows that the automotive collecting world must ask grown-up questions about the right way to preserve car culture for future generations. Provenance: The contributors are at the top of their fields, and they bring the experience and passion of lifetimes to the discussion. Fit and finish: Good reproduction of images and simple design work that doesn’t get in the way of the discussion. Stewardship leans more toward academic textbook than coffee-table decoration. Drivability: First, what’s wrong: It’s an expensive conversation- starter at $60, and the amount of illustrative photography to support arguments and discussions in what is a technical and visual world is disappointing. Some of the writing falls into the academic trap of speaking only to academics — using 10 words where three will do. But what is so right is the passion and the simple fact of the book. It’s time to have the conversation on the best stewardship choices going forward. There is no one-size-fits-all answer, just as this book is not the end of the discussion, but an important first step. ♦ Sports Car Market wheel and other details — are very well made and carefully attached. Tiny parts such as the teardrop-shaped front side lights and rear side dots will cause you to wonder what size surgical tweezers were used to fit them. Another nice detail is the gold-tone prancing bull emblem in the center of the grille. The interior is reasonably well detailed, although there are a few areas that could have been a bit more detailed, but nothing really detracts except for an area of the body just behind each door that was left painted in body color. Those two spots should have been painted red to match the rest of the interior. Aside from the interior color miss, my only other gripe concerns the convertible top boot cover. I have never seen any of the real cars with this solid flat cover. I am told that there are some with this shape cover, so I might be mistaken, but I have yet to see any visual proof. The work that Automodello has done to bring us a well- made, well-detailed handbuilt model at a reasonable cost deserves a round of applause. 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Affordable Classic 1970–83 Toyota Hilux Pickup Where Did They All Go? Fans of American pickups dismissed the Toyotas as motorized wheelbarrows, but they were darn good mechanically by B. Mitchell Carlson the R8 1,858-cc inline four and 4-speed transmission. Beneath the small exterior, it was built much the same as a domestic pickup, with a ladder frame and rear-wheel drive. elliptical It had semirear springs like ev- eryone else — except light-duty GM trucks. The front suspension had independent front A-arms — very much like the GM setup. The second generation (N20) 1979 Toyota Hilux, still truckin’ styling, but it didn’t appeal to the masses. The Land Cruiser? While they had their immediate cult following, it wasn’t with Mr. and Mrs. Next Door Neighbor. The vehicle that really gave Toyota street cred to Americans was their pickup truck. C Details Years produced: 1970–83 Current price range: $3,500–$6,500 Number built: Millions Pros: Very fuel-efficient and powerful for their size, and, given a little care, they just don’t die Cons: They quickly rust out, especially the boxes Best place to drive one: Fetching a couple of cases of paint from Home Depot A typical owner is: The original owner — or a bit quirky. In either case, a current owner is very frugal Alternatives: 1970–79 Datsun Lil’ Hustler pickup, 1974–77 Mazda Rotary pickup, 1972–82 Ford Courier pickup, 1973–81 Chevy Luv pickup SCM Investment Grade: C 28 Stout Hilux Truck Toyota may not have been the first Japanese carmaker to market a pickup in North America — that was the 1958 Datsun — but Toyota wasn’t far behind with their 1964 Stout 1900. Just like the Datsun, it made its debut in the states on the West Coast. The Stout actually dates to the 1954–59 Toyopet RK pickup, which was renamed the Stout in the final year of first-generation production. Both the first and second generation Stout (introduced in 1960) were larger than the later Hilux pickups — but still small fry compared with American pickups. The version that was exported to the United States from 1964 to 1969 was a shorter and lighter-duty version of the original, dubbed the “Light Stout” in its home market — although the U.S.-bound version had a larger 1,895-cc engine, hence the Stout 1900 name. The truck’s North American introduction was, at best, lukewarm. Total deliveries for 1964 consisted of four units. While the Toyota N10 series Hilux started pro- duction in 1968, it wasn’t sold in North America until the 1970 model year. This truck was smaller — and with more unified styling — than the Stout. It was also a product of Toyota’s 1966 takeover of Hino trucks, as Hino engineered and built the new Hilux. In the U.S., the powertrain was exclusively an you name the vehicle that made Toyota acceptable in North America? The Camry? No, it was late to the party and ran on others’ coattails. The Corolla? It now may be the world’s best-selling car, but they were just another Japanese upstart in the 1970s. The Celica? Sure, it had Detroit-like was introduced in 1972. While using the same basic cab, it had a new front clip and less-complex body panels. 1972 also saw the introduction of a long box (seven-foot), known here as the 2000 Pickup. However, global markets had the availability of a long-bed pickup since 1969. The popular SR-5 series was introduced in 1975, and it got its name to mark the 5-speed man- ual transmission. The SR-5 name was also used in most of the Toyota car models, although some mistakenly call all Toyota trucks SR-5s. Marketing materials at the time also show an optional automatic transmission. 1975 also saw the introduction of the 20R 2.2-liter 97-hp engine, replacing the 18R 1.8-liter in use since 1972. The Hilux name was fully retired from North American use in 1976 (as Toyota of North America had been phasing it out of advertising since 1973) for the very imaginative name of “Truck.” The third generation was introduced for the 1979 model year. Still with the same basic cab structure, it was the cleanest design yet, featuring single front headlights and lightly flared fender arches. Two-wheel-drive versions now had torsion-bar front suspension, as this was also the introduction of a four-wheel-drive version with a solid front axle. While it seems odd that Toyota didn’t enter the 4x4 pickup market until then — especially with the Land Cruiser in the company lineup — Toyota probably delayed building a 4x4 pickup to avoid siphoning sales away from the Land Cruiser. In 1981, the standard engine became the 2.4-liter 22R. By 1983, Toyota offered a 61-hp, 2.2-liter diesel engine option, and just before the end of series production that year, Toyota sent the N30 series out with a bang with a special Mojave package for the SR-5. Exclusive to the U.S. market, the Mojave was heavily loaded with options that were usually not available on their pickups — such as air conditioning, power steering, AM/FM radio, cruise control, chrome front and rear bumpers, along with the Toyota logo deleted from the grille and tailgate. Rather expensive for the time at $8,308, the 3,500 produced have become somewhat col- Sports Car Market


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lectible today. The N40 series was introduced for the 1984 model year. If there’s a line in the sand where Toyota went from “dare to be different” to making it mainstream, it would be here. The most telling sign was the discontinued use of the recessed railing and hooks on the top of the pickup box. While still used in some global markets, in North America the N40 now had a fully styled pickup box. It was now competing with the likes of the U.S.-made Ford Ranger and Chevy/GMC S-10 compact pickups (although the U.S. market Toyotas were all final-assembled in Long Beach, CA, to escape the “chicken tax” on light trucks — even if the final assembly amounted to installing the pickup boxes). Moose hunting with a Toyota instead of a Winchester This era of Toyota pickups quickly picked up a reputation as being robust. In the day, fans of American pickups tended to dismiss the Toyotas as motorized wheelbarrows, but with hindsight, mechanically they were pretty darn good. Especially of note are the 20R and 22R, which were some of the strongest engines Toyota ever built. I have an uncle who was an early convert from Ford to Toyota pickups in the mid- 1970s. He had to drive 10 miles to work each day from his home in northern Minnesota and was sold on Toyotas early on for their economy, durability and decent winter manners (for a two-wheel-drive pickup with four bags of sand in the bed). However, the first one rotted away within four years, so he bought a new one in 1979 to replace it. About a month after taking delivery in January, he rounded a corner while driving to work and nailed a bull moose standing in the middle of the road (this was northern Minnesota), taking it out at the knees. It collapsed onto the hood, rolled over the cab, and tore off the pickup box, yet he was able to control the truck and pull over. He was left with a few scratches and bruises, a good story —and 850 pounds of moose burgers from the carcass. Where did they all go? Today, while Fords — and especially Chevys — have all but dominated the now- popular 1970s pickup truck scene, a vintage Toyota rarely surfaces outside of the West Coast. Toyota imported hundreds of thousands of these tough trucks, so where did they all go? These trucks suffered from a deadly combination of being so utilitarian that they were used to death, severe rust issues anywhere outside of the desert, and a general sense that they just weren’t worth anything — sort of pickup truck as appliance. Granted, they had great resale value when they were freshly used cars — especially during OPEC II in late 1979 — but many just faded away. Today, with a far greater interest in classic Japanese vehicles, Asian-car lovers are eagerly searching out the few surviving trucks. In the past few years, these trucks have even seen interest in the general collector car market to some extent. Then again, just about anything still driving from the 1970s is collectible to some degree. It’s just that it’s taken 40-odd years for folks to get somewhat reminiscent about Japanese vehicles — especially pickups. However, these trucks were good enough to sell well and establish a base camp of customers for Toyota. Along with the Datsuns, which consistently outsold them, the little Toyota trucks were popular enough get the Big Three to build their own domestically made compact pickups. Most notable keepers are good originals, as sheet- metal parts and soft trim are pretty much nonexistent. It’s a better idea to find a good survivor instead of trying to salvage beat-up, rusty trucks. Generally, the best survivors are ones that still live with their original owners. My uncle still has the heavily undercoated 1980 SR-5 4x4 that replaced the moose-killer, and he has no intention of selling it. ♦ February 2013 29


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Collecting Thoughts Keeping Your Car Running Right Making Vintage Cars Drive Young We all routinely wax and polish our old cars, but driveline and suspension components are often left to slowly — and often imperceptibly — decay by Jim Schrager as admired. One of the hardest problems we all confront is getting our old cars repaired properly. If you take driving seriously, you’ve got to find C someone who shares your commitment to making it right. Much of the fun we’ve had over the years driving our cars could not have happened without exactly the right kind of mechanical assistance. Publisher Martin often mentions how important it is to get an old car right — and is always generous in letting us know who does his work. But what if you don’t live in Portland, OR? We understand the special pleasure of having our old Mercedes-Benz cars spot-on. You’d think it wouldn’t be that hard, given a brand like Mercedes, which enjoys a wide range of well-capitalized and highly professional dealers. But as the cars get beyond 15 to 20 years old, many dealer mechanics aren’t aware of the intricacies of the older cars. Since we drive older Mercedes-Benz cars daily — I commute 200 miles a day in one of our 29-year-old Mercedes-Benz cars — our options for thoughtful repair dictate whether we can reliably make this happen. Finding the right mechanic So what to do if you don’t have a talented wrench spinner in your area? Enter the trave Pierre Hedary owns his own shop in Tit vicing Mercedes-Benz cars for routine mechanical restoration. Hedary favors t build quality of pre-1993 Mercedes, and h of experience on classic Mercedes fro in the trade. He is one of the technical a Mercedes-Benz Club of America — a secrets. Hedary works on many collector M can also take a daily-driver 1975 300D t level of original operating characteristic We all routinely wax and polish ou cars, but major driveline and suspen components are often left to slowly — a often imperceptibly — decay. Hedary c take a 1952 220 that hasn’t run for y and make it operate safely up and down t highway, but he can also take that o Mercedes-Benz that seems to run “okay and make it sparkle. Too many things o your list to do? Hedary does a great j prioritizing, getting the things done t make the most sense for your car (and yo wallet). When Hedary travels, you pay expen plus his $75-per-hour shop rate for the h worked. He likes to set up the parts h need before he arrives to make the mos 30 ars, as objects of desire, can both look right and run right. Many of us focus on the external aspects of paint, body, interior and trim. But cars are objects to be used as well We source Mercedes-Benz factory parts at a healthy discount from Ken Brown at Mercedes-Benz of Monterey. Hedary also sources true OEM parts at a good discount. Excellent parts can have a higher price, but they often are the only way to restore original performance. A 40-year-old daily driver SCMer Bill Walsh lives in the somewhat isolated area of Vail, CO. His only cars are three vintage Mercedes: a 1991 350SD, a 1983 300TD (wagon) and a 1972 280SE 4.5. He drives these cars year-round — and frequently across the country. His cars simply have to be 100%. Walsh replaced all the rubber suspension parts front-to-back on the 40-year-old 280SE 4.5. He then jumped in the 4.5 the next day to drive 1,250 miles to the 2011 Mercedes-Benz StarTech event in Milwaukee. I got to drive this 40-year-old car when he was back in the Midwest, and I can tell you it runs like a new one. Walsh reports that Hedary gets a dizzying amount of work done in his garage in 10 hours, where he avoids the routine distractions of running a shop. It would be hard to guess how many more hours might be charged for the same work at a Mercedes-Benz dealer or independent multi-make shop. Walsh’s view is that the discount on quality parts and the outrageous amount of work Pierre accomplishes in 10 hours makes for a very affordable invoice — even after travel and lodging expenses. When friends visit my warehouse and we go out and “drive cars,” many are shocked at the way the cars perform. Not as much about the way they look — but the way they operate. If they drove their old car for the visit, I drive theirs while they drive mine, and in so many cases, their cars drive nothing like they should. I’ve driven beautiful-looking 356A coupes that feel like VW Beetles and Mercedes- Benz 300 Turbo Diesels that drive like trucks. This is not the way they were designed. Most friends come away from the visit shaking their heads, thinking I simply got a “better car” than they did. llecting Thoughts Keeping Your Car Running Right Maki ecting Thoughts Keeping Your Car Running Right Making Vintage Cars Drive Young We all routinely wax and polish our old cars, but driveline and suspension components are often left to slowly — and often imperceptibly — decay by Jim Schrager as admired. One of the hardest problems we all confront is getting our old cars repaired properly. If you take driving seriously, you’ve got to find C someone who shares your commitment to making it right. Much of the fun we’ve had over the years driving our cars could not have happened without exactly the right kind of mechanical assistance. Publisher Martin often mentions how important it is to get an old car right — and is always generous in letting us know who does his work. But what if you don’t live in Portland, OR? We understand the special pleasure of having our old Mercedes-Benz cars spot-on. You’d think it wouldn’t be that hard, given a brand like Mercedes, which enjoys a wide range of well-capitalized and highly professional dealers. But as the cars get beyond 15 to 20 years old, many dealer mechanics aren’t aware of the intricacies of the older cars. Since we drive older Mercedes-Benz cars daily — I commute 200 miles a day in one of our 29-year-old Mercedes-Benz cars — our options for thoughtful re- pair dictate whether we can reliably make this happen. Finding the right mechanic So what to do if you don’t have a talented wrench spinner in your area? Enter the trave Pierre Hedary owns his own shop in Tit vicing Mercedes-Benz cars for routine mechanical restoration. Hedary favors t build quality of pre-1993 Mercedes, and h of experience on classic Mercedes fro in the trade. He is one of the technical a Mercedes-Benz Club of America — a secrets. Hedary works on many collector M can also take a daily-driver 1975 300D t level of original operating characteristic We all routinely wax and polish ou cars, but major driveline and suspen components are often left to slowly — a often imperceptibly — decay. Hedary c take a 1952 220 that hasn’t run for y and make it operate safely up and down t highway, but he can also take that o Mercedes-Benz that seems to run “okay and make it sparkle. Too many things o your list to do? Hedary does a great j prioritizing, getting the things done t make the most sense for your car (and yo wallet). When Hedary travels, you pay expen plus his $75-per-hour shop rate for the h worked. He likes to set up the parts h need before he arrives to make the mos 30 ars, as objects of desire, can both look right and run right. Many of us focus on the ex- ternal aspects of paint, body, interior and trim. But cars are objects to be used as well We source Mercedes-Benz factory parts at a healthy discount from Ken Brown at Mercedes-Benz of Monterey. Hedary also sources true OEM parts at a good discount. Excellent parts can have a higher price, but they often are the only way to restore original performance. A 40-year-old daily driver SCMer Bill Walsh lives in the somewhat isolated area of Vail, CO. His only cars are three vintage Mercedes: a 1991 350SD, a 1983 300TD (wagon) and a 1972 280SE 4.5. He drives these cars year-round — and frequently across the country. His cars simply have to be 100%. Walsh replaced all the rubber suspension parts front-to-back on the 40-year-old 280SE 4.5. He then jumped in the 4.5 the next day to drive 1,250 miles to the 2011 Mercedes-Benz StarTech event in Milwaukee. I got to drive this 40-year-old car when he was back in the Midwest, and I can tell you it runs like a new one. Walsh reports that Hedary gets a dizzying amount of work done in his garage in 10 hours, where he avoids the routine distractions of running a shop. It would be hard to guess how many more hours might be charged for the same work at a Mercedes-Benz dealer or independent multi-make shop. Walsh’s view is that the discount on quality parts and the outrageous amount of work Pierre accomplishes in 10 hours makes for a very affordable invoice — even after travel and lodging expenses. When friends visit my warehouse and we go out and “drive cars,” many are shocked at the way the cars perform. Not as much about the way they look — but the way they operate. If they drove their old car for the visit, I drive theirs while they drive mine, and in so many cases, their cars drive nothing like they should. I’ve driven beautiful-looking 356A coupes that feel like VW Beetles and Mercedes- Benz 300 Turbo Diesels that drive like trucks. This is not the way they were designed. Most friends come away from the visit shaking their heads, thinking I simply got a “better car” than they did. 1958 1958 Mercedes-Benz 220S — can you keep it running the way it was meant to run? Sports Car Market


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Legal Files John Draneas The Risky Business of Long-Distance Car Buys $25,000 of legal fees will definitely get your $25,000 deposit back exactly once. But you aren’t buying 10 cars, just one. If it’s the bad one, you lose. Protect the money The seller won’t want to hold the car for you while you inspect and research it — and rightly so. The seller doesn’t know whether you are actually going to buy the car, but he needs to know that you’re a check writer — not a tire kicker. The most common solution to this problem is to give the seller a modest deposit to hold the car. That’s a wonderful show of good faith, but I’ve had clients call when the inspection fails and they decide not to buy the car. Then the seller is angry and claims that the inspector was “totally wrong” about the car. Then the seller refuses to give back the $25,000 refundable deposit. What to do? No problem: $25,000 of legal fees will definitely get your $25,000 deposit back. The better solution is to have the funds held by an es- A gainst all logic and common sense, car collectors continue to send large amounts of cash to total strangers to buy cars they have never seen in person. It’s a heated market for the most desirable collector cars, and sellers are able to get away with much that would have been unthinkable a few years ago. The other day, a client’s reasonable request was met by, “If you don’t like it, forget it. I have people standing in line to buy this car.” Preserving that deal took some quick and fancy footwork. The situation is a boon to lawyers who handle collector car disputes, but their cli- ents are seldom happy even when they prevail in court. As stated many times in “Legal Files,” it’s very hard to be a winner in the courtroom. The cost of winning often makes you feel like a loser. The old rules — go see the car, have it inspected by an expert, examine the records and provenance, get to know and trust the seller — often fall by the wayside when thousands of miles separate buyer and seller. But if you must buy in this fashion, there are a number of things you can do to protect yourself to the greatest degree possible. What could go wrong? Let’s start with a list of the pressure points in a car deal: 1. The car is not as the seller represents it. 2. The seller does not have clear title to the car. 3. You pay the money and you never get the car. 4. You get the car but you never get the title. 5. You get the car but it is not in the condition it was in when it was inspected. If all this seems scary to you, that’s good. Here’s how you take some of the scary out of the deal: Start with a contract The best starting point is a good written contract. It doesn’t have to be long or overly legalistic in its style, but it should be written by your attorney. Even just some basic provisions that properly identify the car, identify what is included in the deal, describe the car’s authenticity and describe the condition of the car should give you most of the protection you need. Don’t skip the inspection It is definitely best for you to see the car yourself — in the flesh. Get an inspection from a knowledgeable expert. If authenticity is important — think, for example, why a factory Austin-Healey 100M is so much more valuable than one where the dealer installed the same exact go-fast parts provided by the same factory — there is no substitute for a marque expert’s authentication. Many buyers mistakenly think they can trust the seller. Is the seller really trustwor- thy? Successful con artists are successful because they come across as trustworthy. A client once told me he was 90% sure he could trust the seller. What that means is that, if you bought 10 cars from 10 guys exactly like him, you would get cheated 32 crow agent under clear instructions. The buyer informs the escrow agent whether the car passes the inspection, and the funds are either returned to the buyer or held for the completion of the transaction. Once the inspection and any other conditions are satisfied, the buyer remits the balance of the purchase price to the escrow agent. The escrow agent needs to verify that the money is real. Cashier’s checks can be fraudulent. The money isn’t real until the issuing bank honors the cashier’s check, and that can take many days. We typically allow at least a week before considering them good. Wires are faster and more reliable, but not foolproof. The sending bank can recall the wire for a time after it has been sent and received. We always at least give them a day or two and confirm they are final with our bank before disbursing, and we prefer to give them a week to season — especially when the wire comes from another country or an obscure bank. Protect the title The seller will not want to give up the title to the car without having all the money. Again, the solution is to use an escrow agent. Our practice is for the seller to provide copies of the title documents to the buyer for inspection and approval — and the properly signed originals to the escrow agent. If there are any problems with the documents, the buyer can stop the transaction then and there — or allow the seller some time to fix the problems. If all is fine, then when the transaction closes, the escrow agent delivers the original title documents to the buyer. Protect the car Don’t forget Murphy’s Law: If anything can go wrong, it will. Say, for example, the car checks out fine, the title is approved, the escrow agent has all the money, and you’re just about ready to pull the trigger on the deal. Then the seller gets nostalgic and decides to take the car for one last little ride. What are the odds of something going wrong? You need to make sure that the car is in the same condition as when it was inspected. One way to do that is to have the seller commit in the contract not to move it after the inspection. Sports Car Market


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I’ve gone as far as requiring that the car be taken to the seller’s choice of shop for inspection and that it remain there until the sale closes. When the shop won’t store the car, I’ve required that the car be taken back to the same shop and that the shop look it over and inform the parties that it appears to be in the same condition as when inspected — and then the deal closes. There’s no perfect answer. Every alternative has a different risk, and you just have to decide which one you are willing to take. Choosing an escrow This is all looking a lot like a real-estate closing, so the first reaction is to suggest a title company to act as the escrow agent. They don’t know much about cars, so they usually don’t want to serve. Some collector car brokers offer to act as the escrow agent, but that isn’t the best alternative. No offense intended here, but the broker really is a party to the transaction, with a personal financial stake. Also, it is often hard for the broker to keep the funds segregated from his own, and the escrowed funds can sometimes be attached by the broker’s creditors. The best — and most cost-effective — approach is to use an attorney as the escrow agent. All attorneys maintain client trust accounts that are segregated from their own funds and are thereby protected from our creditors. We are painfully aware that improperly disbursing funds is going to mean that money will come out of our own pockets. And we know that mishandling client funds can lead to disbarment. It’s always best to have a neutral attorney hold the funds, but that often becomes unwieldy and expensive. We routinely escrow funds in transactions we handle, and I don’t hesitate to allow the other party’s attorney to hold funds. Either way, it just takes clear instructions as to exactly what the attorney is required to do. That said, the client needs to know that once the attorney becomes obligated to turn over the funds to the other party, he can’t stop because his client wants him to stop. As stated, long-distance transactions are risky. These practices only reduce the risk. They don’t eliminate it. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. Durham Saga Comes to an End Tim Durham, the former majority owner of Car Collector magazine, former owner of a spectacular car collection, former leveraged buyout wizard, former National Lampoon CEO and former pillar of the Indianapolis business community, may well have reached the end of the road. Convicted of 12 felony counts Durham stemming from his acquisition and use of Fair Financial Services to swindle more than 5,000 victims out of more than $200 million, he was sentenced to 50 years in prison, with eligi- bility for parole after 42.5 years. For the 50-yearold, that may effectively be a life sentence, even though it was 78% shorter than the 225 years the prosecutors asked for. Durham, the former owner of a Bugatti Veyron, didn’t make a very good impression on — or get much sympathy from — Judge Jane Magnus- Stinson. Apparently not much of a car gal, but with a real Midwestern down-to-earth attitude, Judge Magnus-Stinson stated, “This is the heartland. This is where we work hard. We drive Chevys, Buicks and Fords, not Bugattis.” Durham addressed the court briefly, and he stated that he “felt bad” for the victims, but he never apologized for his actions, which Judge Magnus-Simpson described as “deceit, greed and arrogance.” February 2013 33


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Barrett-Jackson Endorsed Collector Car Insurance and American Car Collector magazine present CAR COLLECTOR Thursday, January 17, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Barrett-Jackson Auction, Scottsdale, AZ SEMINAR TOPICS Specialized Automotive Transportation • Tom Stevens discusses the C7 powerplant • ACC experts pick the most significant events in the Corvette community during the past year • Each expert picks his favorite “best buy” from C1 to C6 ae i i ie r SM o C usrbr. $0 amsin ohr ie AMERICAN The 6th Annual Corvette Market Insider’s Seminar ONE DAY ONLY Keynote speaker: Tom Stevens, Vice Chairman of GM Global Product Operations WORLD-RENOWNED PANEL OF CORVETTE EXPERTS INCLUDING: JIM JORDAN, President of County Corvette, West Chester, PA KEVIN MACKAY, owner of Corvette Repair Inc., Valley Stream, NY TERRY MICHAELIS, President of ProTeam Corvette Sales, Napolean, OH LANCE MILLER of Carlisle Events, Carlisle, PA MICHAEL PIERCE, NCRS Senior Judge, Portland, OR ROY SINOR, NCRS National Judging Chairman, Tulsa, OK MIKE YAGER, founder of Mid America Motorworks, Effingham, IL MODERATOR: KEITH MARTIN, publisher of Sports Car Market and American Car Collector Register: www.AmericanCarCollector.com/2013seminar Phone: 503.261.0555 ext. 217 S pc s lmtd — pergsrto s srnl norgd o cs o art-ako eitrd bdes o C r AC sbcies 1 d iso tews. r-eitai n i togy ecuae! N ot f r BretJcsn rgsee idr Advanced registration/check-in opens at 8 a.m. (separate admission to Barrett-Jackson is required.) BE A PART OF SCM IN PARIS! Join Keith and Wendie Martin, and SCM Blogger Alex MartinBanzer for the annual SCM reception at Retromobile. When: Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Where: Café Le Jambon à la Broche, Rétromobile Show, Porte de Versailles Expo Center, Paris, France RSVP: Donald Osborne via email; dosborne@sportscarmarket.com No later than Monday, January 28th, 2013. Yes, it’s true! The legendary SCM subscribers and friends reception at Le Café Jambon à la Broche restaurant at the Rétromobile show in Paris is coming up fast! Co-sponsored by Cave Creek Classics and Automotive Valuation Services, hosted by AVS Head and SCM Contributing Editor Donald Osborne and Ed Fallon of Cave Creek Classics, we welcome you to spend quality time discussing the offerings automotive and exploring the vagaries of currency exchange with your fellow SCMers over ham, crudités and cheese, washed down with wine, beer or water as you choose. For the first time in five years, SCM Publisher Keith Martin will be attending, eager to swap tales with you. Also in attendance will be his wife, Wendie and his daughter, Alex Martin-Banzer, who will be blogging about the event. She is ready to share your tall tales with the SCM world! The Bonhams Paris auction and Artcurial sale will be topics of eager discussion no doubt—and our timing even allows a visit with us as well as other receptions! For show information please visit: http://en.retromobile.com 34 Sports Car Market Keith Martin's


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Simon Says Simon Kidston Everything Old Is New Again These are exciting times, and together we should be able to separate the automotive Picassos from the Ponzis The contest to become America’s 45th president was as combative as that for the 28th — although the candidates were thankfully spared rotten eggs or bullets — and their final canvassing expenses amounted to somewhat more than $66,000. The world still holds its breath at the feats of dare- devil explorers, but as the remotest corners of the globe are now covered by cheap budget airlines, the sky is now the limit, and record-breaker Felix Baumgartner traded Scott’s sledge and huskies for a helium-filled balloon 1/10 the thickness of a sandwich bag but rather more expensive. We don’t have to wait for the newspapers to know the outcome: Thanks to the wired world, “patience is a virtue” is consigned to period dramas. Oh, and arguments about speed limits aren’t quite over yet. What’s next? So what would our collecting predecessors make of the world at the dawn of 2013? It’s often said that the difference between genius and SCM’s new columnist, Simon Kidston, in his element I magine a smart New York or London dinner party 100 years ago. Both the conversation and the champagne flow, usually in proportion, as guests exchange views and gossip on the hot topics of the day: the ongoing inquiry into the sinking of the Titanic, Robert Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole, and the outcome of the recent four-way U.S. presidential election that saw candidate Theodore Roosevelt shot (the glasses case and folded speech in his pocket saved him), his socialist rival pelted with “decayed vegetables and rotten eggs” despite spending a princely $66,000 on his campaign, incumbent William Taft’s running mate dying a week before polling, and the defeat of all three by Woodrow Wilson to become 28th president of the United States of America. Dinner over, the gentlemen retire to the billiard room with brandy and cigars as talk drifts to leisurely pursuits. The air is thick with smoke as forthcoming art exhibitions are discussed, sporting plans for the coming season are made, and novelties in that controversial modern field, the automobile, are eagerly seized upon by the younger men. Newspapers announce that motor-car fatalities have just surpassed those caused by horse-drawn traffic — and report the first-ever jailing of a driver for excess speed, which doesn’t unduly ruffle those present, as all employ chauffeurs. A heated debate erupts between those who enjoy collecting about the merits of a relatively unknown Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso. The older guests opine that he is unlikely to amount to much. Not for one moment does it cross anyone’s mind that cars and collecting might one day form part of the same conversation. Picasso self-portrait, 1907; 100 years ago, who could predict the market? A familiar scene Fast forward 100 years and the time-honored French saying, “Plus ça change, plus c’est la meme chose” — loosely translated as “The more things change, the more they stay the same” — could have been invented for our time. 36 failure is wafer thin and lies merely in the results. The 1913 dinner-party guest who put his faith — and hopefully his money — in Picasso looks rather clever today. The jury’s still out on whether Damien Hirst and his chums will be quite as enduring, but Picasso — and later, Warhol — had plenty of detractors when they were the new kids on the block. Although it was still evolving, 100 years ago the notion of collecting art was already well established. The art itself took varying forms, dated back as far as Christianity and beyond, and was bought and sold in a manner not dissimilar to today: through auctions, dealers and between private collectors. In short, not much has changed. Automobiles, on the other hand, are a different story. 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of Keith Martin launching this publication from humble beginnings, and on a rather more modest scale, the brave owner of a famous London mews garage offering me my first job. Look how the classic-car world has evolved in that time. Boom, bust, boom again and who knows where we’re headed now — that’s why we all read SCM. Think about this: The history of car collecting is so recent that SCM dates back almost half as long as the hobby itself. No wonder it’s charted so many changes, and who else would you trust as much to shine some light on the road in front of us? That’s why I was flattered when Keith first asked me to start writing for SCM, having known him as one of the good guys since his Alfa Romeo Market Letter days (we both grew up loving 4-cylinder Latin rust boxes), and readily accepted when he recently invited me to contribute a monthly column. We don’t always agree — and I expect you won’t hesitate to tell me when you don’t either — but these are exciting times, and together we should be able to separate the automotive Picassos from the Ponzis. If we get it right, in 100 years’ time your heirs can buy ours a drink at the bidders’ bar. ♦ Sports Car Market COLUMN! NEW


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Feature Glenmoor Gathering Great Cars In a Beautiful, Relaxed Setting Think of it as a low-key Amelia Island — a golf-course setting with cars you’ve never seen before — without the Atlantic Ocean by Bill Rothermel Best of Show winner, 1929 Duesenberg Model J Phaeton by Murphy — owned by Charles Letts Jr. of Bloomfield Hills, MI Y ou’ll never be at a loss for things to do at the Glenmoor Gathering in Canton, OH. There’s a collector car auction, an exotic car show, author signings, model cars, an art exhibition, vendor tents, a road tour and seminars. Oh, don’t forget Concours Sunday, with more than 200 cars and motorcycles on display. Organizers must be doing something right, as this was the 18th Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles, and the September 14–16, 2012, event posted a record attendance. Picture-perfect weather certainly didn’t dissuade the crowds. This year, Allard and Tucker were featured marques, with 20 Allards and six Tuckers highlighting the showfield. Other class highlights included microcars, early supercharged cars and “Trans- Atlantics,” a group of American/European hybrids, such as Nash-Healeys, Hudson Italias, and Sunbeam Tigers. Concurrent with the concours on Sunday was a display of exotics with no fewer than 22 Lamborghinis— including two Miuras and a Jarama — on the lawn in front of the Glenmoor clubhouse. The Allard Award—Racing was presented to SCMers Bill and Annabelle Wilmer of Basking Ridge, NJ, owners of a 1952 J2X roadster. SCMers Mike and Dawn Fisher of Lake Leelanau, MI, received the Allard Award—Touring for their unusual 1948 Allard M coupe. The 1948 Tucker from the Richard Driehaus Collection of Chicago, IL, received the Director’s Award. Driehaus’ Tucker collected its award with Rudy Schroeder riding shotgun — Schroeder won the car in a 1949 Missouri VFW raffle, but he sold it after he was unable to get insurance coverage due to his insurer considering the car “obsolete” just one year after it was built. SCMer Harry Yeaggy’s famous “Mormon Details Plan ahead: The 19th Annual Glenmoor Gathering is scheduled for September 20–23, 2013 Where: Glenmoor Country Club near Canton, OH Cost: $25 per person More: www.glenmoorgathering.com 38 Meteor” 1935 Duesenberg SJ roadster was the recipient of the Chairman’s Award. Best of Show was awarded to SCMer Charles Letts’ just-restored, stunning all-black 1929 Duesenberg J phaeton. Rudy Schroeder with the Director’s Award in the 1948 Tucker, owned by the Richard H. Driehaus Collection Sports Car Market Friday included a lavish welcome buffet, along with historian Andrew Beckman’s seminar on the Studebaker Avanti. Saturday’s schedule featured a road tour of the Ohio countryside, and Classic Motorcar Auction’s Grande Salon Classic Car Auction. The day culminated in a gala dinner celebration and live auction in the Glenmoor Country Club’s main ballroom. This is one event that has it all, so be sure to mark your calendar for next year. Think of it as a low-key Amelia Island — a golf-course setting with cars you’ve never seen before — just missing the Atlantic Ocean. ♦ Bill Rothermel


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Feature 2012 Radnor Hunt The 100 Motorcars of Radnor Hunt This year’s concours celebrated Ferrari racers, Classic Era Cadillacs and cars more than 100 years old by Bill Rothermel The participants in Sunday’s eclec- tic showfield were bestowed with 48 honors, including Best of Show, which went to Sonny and Joan Abagnale’s recently restored 1929 Duesenberg Model J convertible by Murphy. The Duesie also received Best in Class honors in the American Classic Pre-War category. Veteran Award Best in Class was given to the 1917 Pierce-Arrow 48B four-passenger touring of SCMers Dave and Linda Baird, while Best in Class Unrestored FIVA Award went to SCMer Ken Laird’s 1970 Maserati Ghibli coupe. John and Linda Hodgson’s 1968 1917 Pierce-Arrow 48B 4-Passenger Touring, owned by SCMers Dave and Linda Baird of Coto De Caza, CA turing Exner cars last year and Studebaker in 2010, the concours was a bit more conventional for 2012, with the focus on historic Ferrari race cars, Cadillacs of the Classic Era, Century Cars (100 years of age or more) and Classic American Motorcycles, Two-Stroke Racing Bikes, and Scooters from Around the World. The 16th Radnor Hunt was on September 7–9, 2012 at the Radnor Hunt Club in W Malvern, PA. Record crowds showed up, and the weather, with perfect skies and temperatures near 80 degrees, certainly helped. The weekend kicked off with a casual barbecue on Friday; Saturday followed with a road rally and black-tie gala — this year featuring AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer and multiple AMA Champion Don Emde as honored guest. Proceeds benefit the Thorncroft Equestrian Center of Malvern, PA, which provides therapeutic horse riding for handicapped and non-handicapped riders. Details Plan ahead: The 17th 100 Motor Cars of Radnor Hunt is scheduled for September 6–8, 2013 Where: Radnor Hunt, Malvern, PA Cost: Tickets to the concours are $30 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom II roadster owned by Kenneth and Keith Sherper of Bluemont, VA 40 More: www.radnorconcours.org SCMer Bob Robinson’s 1910 Maxwell E five-passenger touring, winner of Best in Class for Century Cars Sports Car Market hile some events strive to get bigger and expand the showfield, the 100 Motorcars of Radnor Hunt continues to dazzle with quality rather than quantity. This year’s celebration of the automobile was no exception. After fea- Porsche 911S Targa took home the Porsche Award, and William Reinholtz was honored with First Place in the Class of ’59 with his 1959 Buick LeSabre convertible. SCMer Bob Robinson’s 1910 Maxwell E five-passenger touring has been in his family since 1951 — and it won Best in Class among Century Cars. SCMer Lammot du Pont’s spectacular 1964 Ferrari 400SA coupe won Best Historic Ferrari 1960–74, and SCMer Fred Simeone’s 1957 Ferrari 250 TR was presented with the Chairman’s Award. Kenneth and Keith Sherper were honored with first place in the European Classic Pre-War category for their beautiful 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III roadster, originally built for the Shah of Bhopal. The Sherpers also took home the Timeless Elegance Award and People’s Choice. SCMer J.W. Marriott’s 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC Spyder was a double winner, taking home Best in Class Ferrari pre-1960 and Best Sporting Marque of the Show. Radnor never fails to both entertain and surprise its audience. This year was no exception. ♦ Bill Rothermel


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Ferrari Profile 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Barn Find This car isn’t an abandoned puppy that can be nursed back to health; it’s a wounded jackal that’s going to eat you up the first chance it gets by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1963–65 Number produced: 1,080 Original list price: $12,500 Current SCM Valuation: $85,000– $125,000 Tune-up cost: $3,000 Distributor cap: $450 Chassis #: Stamped on the passenger’s side frame rail next to the engine Engine #: Stamped on a flange on the rear passenger’s side of block Club: Ferrari Club of America More: www.FerrariClubofAmerica.org Alternatives: 1965 Maserati Mexico, 1973 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2, 1967 MercedesBenz 300SEL 6.3 SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: 7191GT Engine number: 7191GT the summer of 1960, the first such Ferrari — the 250 GTE 2+2 — was based on the highly successful 250 GT. Pininfarina’s brief had been to produce a 2+2 without sacrificing the 250’s elegant good looks or sporting characteristics, and the master carrozzier succeeded brilliantly, moving the engine, gearbox, and steering gear forward and the fuel tank back, thus creating sufficient room for two occasional rear seats. The 250 GTE provided the basis for its replacement: B the 330 GT 2+2. Pininfarina was once again entrusted with the styling, adopting a four-headlamp frontal treatment that reflected the tastes of U.S. drivers. The 330 GT’s long chassis made conditions less cramped for the rear passengers. Suspension was independent at the front, while the back was a live axle/semi-elliptic setup. Improvements to the discs-all-round braking system saw separate hydraulic circuits adopted for front and rear. The 330 GT’s Colombo-type, 60-degree, V12 engine was a 3,967 cc, the single-overhead-camshaft, all-alloy unit that was good for 300-plus horsepower. The 330 GT’s maximum speed of 152 mph made it, when introduced, the fastest road-going Ferrari. Stored unused since 2005, this car has covered a correct and documented 57,190 miles from new and 42 y the end of the 1950s, the market for sports cars with “family accommodation” had grown sufficiently for Ferrari to contemplate the introduction of a four-seater model. Introduced in is offered for sympathetic recommissioning or more extensive restoration. Sold strictly as viewed, this potentially most rewarding Ferrari restoration project is offered with an Italian export document (1965), a copy of the original purchase invoice, and State of Florida Certificate of Title. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 593, sold for $108,931, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Collectors Motor Cars auction in Harrogate, U.K., on November 14, 2012. A “sympathetic recommissioning” doesn’t begin to describe what it will take to make this Ferrari a driver. This car isn’t an abandoned puppy that can be nursed back to health; it’s a wounded jackal that’s going to eat you up the first chance it gets. The popularity of barn finds is at an all-time high. Part of the reason is a growing preservationist movement. Another part is an added level of excitement in the purchase process. Unfortunately, the payoff often is a car that is too deteriorated to preserve and too expensive to restore. The buyer has bought someone else’s albatross — albeit at a much greater price. There’s a romantic notion that barn finds are slices of history preserved by time and the structure they are stored in. That’s pretty far from the truth. Few cars are found in real barns — yet the term gets applied to most every car that comes out of long-term storage. Also, few 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Lot 134, s/n 8421 Condition 2 Sold at $127,053 Coys, Monte Carlo, MCO, 5/11/12 SCM# 201800 1964 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Lot 456, s/n 5465GT Condition 3Sold at $88,732 Bonhams, Brooklands, U.K., 12/1/11 SCM# 190077 1967 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Lot S637, s/n 7575 Condition 3 Sold at $126,500 Russo and Steele, Monterey, CA, 8/21/11 SCM# 183970 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams


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barn finds are carefully pickled in their prime to be woken up at some future date. Most barn finds are cars that were retired due to the need for extensive — and expensive — repair work. One very scruffy Ferrari Bonhams did not outright call this 330 GT 2+2 a barn find but photographed it as if it were one. The background on one shot has the car sitting in front of a messy garage packed with a couple of motorcycles and a mound of stuff. Between the garage and the 330 is a hulk of another car, a few abandoned tires and a couple of containers of who knows what. The shabby background actually softens the shock of the very scruffy car. A green, moldy-looking film covers part of the 330. Clumps of accumulated dirt can be seen in the rain troughs. The blue tow rope used to drag it into position was left visible under the back bumper. The devastation is juxtaposed with pictures of the car sitting alone on a dirt road framed by a lovely row of trees to remind us how beautiful the car can be. A shot of the engine compartment reveals disarray, with the air cleaner removed, the radiator missing and distributor caps removed from the distributors. The interior shots are equally disturbing, showing cardboard-hard leather — torn and cracked from neglect. This 330 GT was certainly abandoned due to mechanical issues. An underwater restoration or…. The restoration of this car could easily cost more than the price paid at auction. The car has a lot of needs, and more will be found as the restoration progresses. Every time the restorer calls, the bill gets higher, and the phone will ring often. At a minimum, $30,000 will be gone before the hood is opened. The photographs show the radiator is removed and parts have been removed from the front of the engine. This could signal the start of an engine removal, and here’s where things get really crazy. An engine rebuild would start at $25,000. Rusty gas tanks and stuck calipers come next, and the list doesn’t stop. This isn’t the war most collectors want to fight. An Interim 330 GT There were an astonishing number of production changes from the early to late 330 GT 2+2s. While most changes were minor, some were important enough to divide the cars into three different series. The most profound difference was the front end. The early cars, now known as Series I, had a quad-headlight setup that made the front of the car look very high and very flat. The Series II version had a dual-headlamp front end that was sleeker and substan- tially more attractive. Other important updates included a switch from an overdrive transmission to a 5-speed and a change from pedals that stuck up from the floor to pedals that were hung from the dash. A version of the Series I cars — known as Interim models — featured the quad-headlight front end with the later 5-speed transmission and hung pedals. As the 330 2+2 series evolved, desirable options, such as air conditioning and power steering, were added. Kerry Chesbro is the majordomo of the 330 GT Registry. His website, www.330GT.com, has a thorough chronicle of the evolution of the model. Our subject 330 GT 2+2 was an Interim model. It also featured electric windows and a special-order gray headliner. What next? At $109,000, the seller should be dancing the jig. Conventional wisdom would have valued it at $25,000 less. This result is baffling. This was a car that you would cross the street to stay away from. How did this car bring more than a running and driving example? The buyer overpaid for the 330, but I suspect future plans don’t involve a sympatric restoration. The car will likely become a Testa Rossa, GTO or some other re-creation. In the realm of a re-creation project, overpaying for the donor car is not a big deal. It was a gutsy move to put this derelict on the cover of the catalog, but it paid off well for the seller. If it is a donor car, no harm was done to the buyer. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) February 2013 43


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English Profile 1949 MG TC The over-caffeinated steering and twitchy handling reminded you of a circus bear riding a unicycle. Whatever its faults, it arrived at the perfect time by Reid Trummel Details Years produced: 1945–49 Number produced: 10,000 Original list price: $2,238 Current SCM Valuation: $30,000–$48,000 Tune-up cost: $350 Distributor cap: $29.95 Chassis #: Stamped near front of left longitudinal frame rail, and also on a plaque on the passenger’s side firewall Engine #: Stamped into octagonal metal plate fixed to rear of engine, and also on a plaque on the passenger’s side firewall Club: New England MG “T” Register More: www.nemgtr.org Alternatives: 1954–90 Morgan 4/4, 1949–53 MG TD, 1939–40 MG TB SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: TC6488 • 4-cylinder engine • Engine balanced • 4-speed transmission • Right-side driver • 12-volt system SCM Analysis This car, Lot F200, sold for $37,100, including buyer’s premium, at the Mecum auction in St. Charles, IL, on October 26, 2012. No auction catalog was published, and the consignor provided the brief information above for the auction company website. However, the MG TC is a car that needs no introduction, although some description and analysis are in order. The TC was an unlikely candidate for leader of a revolution and subsequent iconic status. There was nothing about it that would hint that it would spawn a tectonic shift in car culture, but it was on duty when societal forces aligned to create a perfect storm that changed the relationship between people and cars. Made from 1945 to 1949, the TC was the first post-war MG, and third in the T series, replacing the TB, which replaced the TA. The lineage prior to that is not at all difficult to trace back to the MG’s origin in 1923. The family resemblance remained strong. World War II interrupted MG production, but the TC carried on where the short-lived pre-war TB left off — the epitome of tradition unspoiled by progress. With a 4-cylinder, 1,250-cc overhead-valve engine that 44 produced 54 horsepower, you almost needed an egg timer to measure the 0–60 mph time of well over 20 seconds — and that assumed no headwind. Top speed was around 75 mph. In addition to the strong resemblance to MG cars made in the 1920s, the TC instrument panel looked like something out of a Jules Verne novel, and the overcaffeinated steering and twitchy handling reminded you of a circus bear riding a unicycle. However, whatever its faults, the timing was perfect. A new world of small, fun cars Post-war Great Britain was awash with American GIs, and as some Britons complained at the time, they were “overpaid, oversexed and over here.” And those Americans grew fond of the TC. The war had exposed an entire generation of Americans to international travel, and amid the elation over the war’s end — combined with time and money to spare — those GIs discovered the TC and the pleasure of motoring for its own sake. So different was the TC from the average huge, heavy, lumbering American car, that it helped to create a whole new way for the middle class to look at cars — namely, as an object of entertainment, not just an appliance. Adding to the uniqueness of these tiny, leaky novelties was the fact that they were all right-hand drive. By the standards of the time, it was downright exotic — a fashion statement, status symbol and entertainment center all rolled into one — and it led the British sports-car invasion of the lucrative U.S. market. 1949 MG TC Lot 72, s/n TC9064EXU Condition 2+ Sold at $48,400 Gooding & Co., Amelia Island, FL, 3/9/12 SCM# 196921 1946 MG TC Lot 23, s/n TC0594 Condition 4+ Sold at $32,500 Shannons, Sydney, AUS, 7/22/12 SCM# 209651 1947 MG TC Lot 101, s/n TC2229 Condition 3+ Sold at $30,155 Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 7/23/11 SCM# 182936 Sports Car Market David Newhardt, courtesy of Mecum Auctions


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Easily corrected quibbles This particular TC appears to have benefited from a thorough restoration. Its color combination of Clipper Blue with tan interior is original and refreshingly not red, and it suits the car exceptionally well. Note also that the vertical grille slats are painted to match the interior, a stylish and correct feature. The body-panel fit is generally admirable. Attention to detail throughout is apparently very good; however, there are several aftermarket items that may attract varying degrees of scorn from purists and deductions from concours judges. For example, the steering wheel is not a correct original, and because a car’s steer- ing wheel is its handshake, the original item is usually the best choice. The two instruments under the dash for water temperature and oil temperature, viewed through the steering wheel, are not original, but also not a bad idea and they are easily removed. The dashboard appears to be the earlier type, as after 1947 they were vinyl covered with a tan/bronze-painted center section. However, it’s hard to resist the temptation to go with the lovely and vintage look of wood, so perhaps this bow to temptation may be overlooked. The fender-mounted rear-view mirrors are not original, although they are useful and period-correct. Instead, there should be an oblong-shaped rear-view mirror on the driver’s side of the windscreen where the wind deflector is currently mounted. Speaking of which, the wind deflectors are also not original, but these are also useful and vintage aftermarket items. The headlight shells appear original, but the inserts with the tripod arrangement are not. Also, the luggage carrier is not original and adds a distracting, cluttered look to the otherwise simple and elegant design. Under the hood, the rocker cover and its securing nuts are not original, nor are the air cleaners. There should also be an alloy balance chamber that connects the carburetors. The engine color appears lighter than the original maroon. The rust forming on the exhaust manifold and around a freeze plug indicates that the restoration is not recent, but overall the car appears to have seen little use since. The car has apparently been fitted with a Tompkins steering kit, an acceptable accessory. It is a bolt-on item and easily removable. It is the shiny metal top of the steering box and provides a roller bearing and provision for infinite adjustment. Almost a top-flight TC With some freshening, a few corrections and replace- ment of non-original items with correct originals, this could be a top-flight TC. However, it will never be capable of keeping up with modern traffic, and the novelty of the vintage handling, steering, braking and acceleration wears off quickly. As a collector’s item, it is wonderful; as a car to drive, less so. With 10,000 produced, it will never qualify as rare, but its place in history makes it a worthy addition to any collection, although a significant increase in value is unlikely. Call it slightly well sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Mecum Auctions.) February 2013 45


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English Profile The Cumberford Perspective A powerfully important — and now fragile — ancestor By Robert Cumberford 1 T his particular TC startled me; I can’t recall ever having seen a blue TC nor a photo of one with its woefully inadequate top erected. But the elements that made it the most important sports car of the post-World War II period are all present and accounted for in this lovely example: the enticing visual delicacy that leads you to think it would be easy to master, the superlative long ogival curve of its front fender profile, the warmth of its cozy cockpit and the simplicity of its late-1920s bodywork — unchanged in concept for two decades. Apart from the formed fenders and cowl, everything is essentially flat-wrapped sheet metal wrapped around a wooden framework. It was cheap, expedient and ultimately engaging. Today the diminu- tive brake drums seem absurdly toy-like, the spindly wheels more suitable for bicycles than for fast cars — not that the MG was particularly quick, but its agility could see off just about any contemporary American car on a winding road. The TC promised — and then provided — almost unlimited fun. ♦ 2 3 4 6 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 The canvas top was dreadful, visually and functionally. This is why one almost never sees one in place. 2 The bodywork was so approximate that spare-part “bonnets” were shipped a couple of inches oversize, to be trimmed to fit. 3 Wing mirrors, beloved of the English and the Japanese, who still fit them to home-market models. 7 5 4 The slightly inclined grille enhanced the dynamic look of the little car, but it was truly anachronistic in the late 1940s. 5 At least half the charm of the TC comes from this superb fender profile, executed to perfection here, better than the TA or TB — and far better than the TD or TF. 6 The front-rear fender in- tersection was a problem for designers in the 1920s and 1930s. It was equal to the 8 difficulties they face today at the base of the A-pillar. MG’s classic solution for the TC is admirably simple and straightforward. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 Not only is the top awk- ward, this straight descending line jars as compared with every other line on the body. No wonder the Brits drive top-down in the rain. 8 The cockpit surround and the fuel-tank-covering panels are all flat-wrapped sheet metal with a bit of forming at the edges. All this is simple, light and somehow a bit graceful. 9 The little points at the ends of the fenders, front and rear, are charmingly naïve and add a lot of style to the ensemble. They’d be illegal now. 10 In this day of billboardsize taillights and centermounted high-level stop lights, these tiny red candles 9 12 glish Profile The Cumberford Perspective A powerfully important — and now fragile — ancestor By Robert Cumberford 1 T his particular TC startled me; I can’t recall ever having seen a blue TC nor a photo of one with its woefully inadequate top erected. But the elements that made it the most im- portant sports car of the post-World War II period are all present and ac- counted for in this lovely example: the enticing visual delicacy that leads you to think it would be easy to master, the super- lative long ogival curve of its front fender profile, the warmth of its cozy cock- pit and the simplicity of its late-1920s bodywork — unchanged in concept for two decades. Apart from the formed fenders and cowl, ev- erything is essentially flat-wrapped sheet metal wrapped around a wooden framework. It was cheap, expedient and ultimately engaging. Today the diminu- tive brake drums seem absurdly toy-like, the spindly wheels more suitable for bicycles than for fast cars — not that the MG was particularly quick, but its agility could see off just about any contemporary American car on a winding road. The TC promised — and then provided — almost unlimited fun. ♦ 2 3 4 6 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 The canvas top was dreadful, visually and functionally. This is why one almost never sees one in place. 2 The bodywork was so approximate that spare-part “bonnets” were shipped a couple of inches oversize, to be trimmed to fit. 3 Wing mirrors, beloved of the English and the Japanese, who still fit them to home-market models. 7 5 4 The slightly inclined grille enhanced the dynamic look of the little car, but it was truly anachronistic in the late 1940s. 5 At least half the charm of the TC comes from this su- perb fender profile, executed to perfection here, better than the TA or TB — and far better than the TD or TF. 6 The front-rear fender in- tersection was a problem for designers in the 1920s and 1930s. It was equal to the 8 difficulties they face today at the base of the A-pillar. MG’s classic solution for the TC is admirably simple and straightforward. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 Not only is the top awk- ward, this straight descend- ing line jars as compared with every other line on the body. No wonder the Brits drive top-down in the rain. 8 The cockpit surround and the fuel-tank-covering pan- els are all flat-wrapped sheet metal with a bit of forming at the edges. All this is simple, light and somehow a bit graceful. 9 The little points at the ends of the fenders, front and rear, are charmingly naïve and add a lot of style to the ensemble. They’d be illegal now. 10 In this day of billboard- size taillights and center- mounted high-level stop lights, these tiny red candles 9 12 11 11 10 Sports Car Market down at ankle level are reminders of a bygone age. 11 In this view, one can easily see the considerable effective outlet area provided by the inverse louvers. 12 The almost-shocking insubstantiality of the 19-inch wheel is clearly apparent in this view, as is the tiny brake drum. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) The separate cushions and single backrest are a solution no longer seen, but it was attractive and quite comfortable in the short cockpits favored long ago. 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Etceterini & Friends Profile 2008 Koenigsegg CCX For the people who can afford them, these cars are grouped with extreme vacations, holiday homes, couture fashion and complicated watches by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 2006–10 Number produced: 14 Original list price: $650,000 Current SCM Valuation: $350,000– $400,000 Chassis #: On bulkhead in engine compartment Engine #: N/A Alternatives: Pagani Zonda, Bugatti Veyron, McLaren F1 SCM Investment Grade: C Comps 2008 Bugatti Veyron Lot 6580, s/n VF9SA25C18M795080 Condition 1Sold at $770,000 Chassis number: YT9XC21A27A007042 T he idea of building one’s own supercar to compete with the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, and McLaren would generally be considered ludicrous, what with the monumental strides these companies have made in automotive technology and performance over the past decades. How could one man’s vision compete with such established sporting pedigree and record-setting engineering? From time to time, however, someone does indeed attempt such a feat and, on even rarer occasions, succeeds brilliantly. Such is the case with the Koenigsegg. Christian von Koenigsegg created his supercar company in his own name in 1994; his aspiration was to build nothing short of the greatest supercar in history. Over the next three years, with help from a small but highly skilled group, a prototype was constructed using a radical carbon fiber tub and a litany of automotive engineering firsts. This car, named the Koenigsegg CC (Competition Coupé), was first publicly displayed at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997, and the reaction from public and press alike was overwhelming. Confident his cars would find buyers, Christian left Cannes with nothing other than production on his mind. The first Koenigsegg customer car arrived in 2002, under the moniker CC8S. This car was entirely hand-built and set the stage for the minimalist, clean, efficient, and elegant styling that would characterize all future Koenigseggs. Succeeding the CC8S was the CCR. The two cars shared many characteristics, with everything on the CCR improved, with tuned suspension, larger brakes, 48 bigger wheels, and greater aero-work creating significantly more down force. All these upgrades were made necessary because the 4.6-liter aluminum block, twin supercharged V8 had been tuned to produce an astonishing 806 horsepower. It would be this car that would dethrone the McLaren F1 as the fastest production car ever built, with a top speed of 242 mph — a record that had held for eight years. Only 14 examples would be built before Christian Koenigsegg’s unwavering commitment to build the greatest supercar of all time had him create a third iteration: the CCX, with “X” commemorating the 10th anniversary of the first drive of the original CC. A flat underside and tunnels in the back helped re- duce the coefficient of drag to an incredibly low 0.30. Interior comfort was improved with better ergonomics, and an additional two inches of headroom were added to accommodate a helmet or taller drivers. This car would be the first Koenigsegg to meet global emissions and crash safety standards. It could also run on 91 octane fuel and still produce identical power figures to the CCR. Amazingly, this engine is capable of accelerating the car from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and return 14 mpg in the combined cycle. In the hands of Top Gear’s infamous “Stig,” a CCX fitted with an optional rear wing managed to lap the Top Gear track in a blistering 1:17.60 — toppling the Pagani Zonda F Roadster from its pedestal. In fact, the car sat atop the record board for nearly two years, a record time that its greatest rival, the Bugatti Veyron, would be unable to best. With this achievement, Koenigsegg became known 2004 Koenigsegg CC8S Lot 617, s/n YT9M1GV8D2007006 Condition 2 Sold at $254,560 Bonhams, London, U.K., 12/1/08 SCM# 118721 Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas, NV, 9/23/10 SCM# 166281 2006 Koenigsegg CCR Lot 150186388902, s/n YT9M1G0V815007021 Sold at $500,000 eBay, 7/1/08 SCM# 116423 Sports Car Market Courtesy of RM Auctions


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globally and has since been regarded as the absolute zenith in “supercardom.” SCM Analysis This car, Lot 172, sold for $396,984 (£246,400), including buyer’s premium, at RM’s Automobiles of London auction on October 31, 2012. When you think of how history is littered with supercars and other tasty automotive delights denied the long-suffering subjects of the NHTSA, it’s truly remarkable to think that Christian von Koenigsegg set out to build a “hypercar” that not only would meet demanding U.S. safety and 49 state emissions standards — but go further and meet California’s demands. That Koenigsegg would look to do it not with an already smog- approved off-the-shelf engine but build a new one of his own just seems sheer lunacy. There was even a super-ecological model built to run on E85 and E100. It isn’t surprising that the CCX won the accolade “Best Performing Green Exotic” from the DuPont Registry in 2009 — although one also wonders how stiff the competition was. That it also landed on a list of “10 Most Beautiful Cars” in Forbes magazine is something else entirely — although beauty is ultimately subjective and the demands of packaging and aerodynamics give little latitude in design for a performance car of this type. Why own one? Once past the fundamental question of who buys a car such as this and why, we’re left with considerations of relative usefulness and comparative value. I say “relative” and “comparative” because, of course, hypercars have no purpose in use. For the people who can afford them, these cars are grouped with extreme vacations, holiday homes, couture fashion and complicated watches as alternative buys. If it comes down to pure bragging rights, the adherents of any of the cars in this class can find a stat or a record on which to hang their hat, whether it be horsepower, torque, top speed, acceleration through the gears — or even price. It’s unlikely that someone would trade in their McLaren F1 for a Koenigsegg because of what they saw the night before on “Top Gear,” but the element of one-upmanship these cars inspire cannot be ignored. Comparing hypercars In last month’s issue, my colleague and friend Colin Comer waxed eloquently about another of the cars in this class, the Bugatti Veyron (January 2013, Etceterini, p. 46). Comer concluded that the Veyron is indeed the worthy heir of the products of Ettore Bugatti and quotes the estimable Jason Cammisa of Road & Track about the quality of the fiddly bits, fit and finish of the 1,000-horsepower coupe from Molsheim. Cammisa said the Veyron was much better than another of the VW Group’s offerings — the Lamborghini Aventador. Considering that the full engineering and manufacturing might of one of the largest automotive entities in the world, Volkswagen Group, effectively competes on an even field with an artisan privateer from Sweden is remarkable. The psychic connection between Jean Bugatti and the present is arguably more powerful in Christian von Koenigsegg than it is in Wolfgang Dürheimer. That being said, when it comes to value, there’s no contest. All can agree that the only one of the contemporary hypercars which is currently firmly in the collector sphere is the McLaren F1. The Pagani Zonda has sold near its original MSRP for a while now, and in my humble opinion, it is a more complete package than the Koenigsegg. A step down, in the mere “supercar” arena, the Ford GT and Bugatti EB110 have held their value and stabilized in a narrow range near their original prices. A look at the market A Western Ferrari dealer offered a 2008 CCX with very low miles and an original MSRP of $650k last year for $1.5m, but there’s no evidence that the sale was consummated at that price. It seems more logical that this sale, at 40% of original list, is realistic — just as we saw in the half-price sale of the Veyron in the January issue. The bottom line? Any of these cars are best bought for the experience of owning and driving them — without any thoughts of future appreciation. What makes a car most interesting for collectors is a compelling backstory. It can be competition, which the Koenigsegg has so far not accomplished, technological advancement — which arguably it may have in a narrow focus — or sheer beauty and joy of driving, on which the jury is still out. As such, this sale, within the RM estimate, has to be judged market correct and not outstanding in any way. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) February 2013 49


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German Profile Column Author 1996 Porsche 911S GT2 While factory freshness is desirable from a marketing point of view, if you use them, they lose the very feature that confers their value by Paul Hardiman Details Years produced 1995–98 Number produced: 57 Original list price: N/A Tune-up cost $950 for 12,000-mile service Current SCM Valuation: $375,000– $450,000 Chassis # Stamped in trunk floor under spare wheel Engine # Right side of cooling fan cover Club: Porsche Club of America More www.pca.org Alternatives: 1973 Porsche Carrera RS 2.7, 1995–98 Nissan Skyline GT-R R33, 1989 TVR Tuscan SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 392099 W hen Porsche introduced the new 993 in 1995, it was to be the last of the great aircooled 911s. The new coupe retained only the roof and front deck lid from the preced- ing 964 model. New items included bodywork, poly-ellipsoid low- beam and variable-focus high-beam headlights, and a 6-speed transmission. A new multi-link rear suspension carried upper and lower A-arms with transverse links. Both the front and rear sub-frames were now so strong that if they were bent in a crash they had to be replaced — they could not be straightened. There were new wheels, and the brake discs and pads were enlarged. Porsche’s success with the four-wheel-drive 961, Audi’s rally wins with the Quattro, and the later track success of the Nissan Skyline had led to all-wheel-drive being banned by most sanctioning bodies by the mid1990s. This presented a problem for Porsche, whose Turbo was fitted with 4-wheel drive; the solution was the GT2, which was built with rear drive only. A side benefit turned out to be significant weight savings, and the GT2 was instantly competitive. For example, Dave Maraj of Champion Porsche in Pompano Beach, FL, bought s/n 393062 in January 1995, and it proved to be a constant threat in IMSA in the hands of Hans Stuck Jr., Derek Bell, Thierry Boutsen and Bill Adam. In its Champion DayGlo colors, the car was Second in Class at the 1995 Sebring 12-Hours, Second in Class at Watkins Glen, it won its class at the 1996 Sebring 12-Hours, and it placed Second in Class at 50 1997 Daytona 24-Hours. A side-effect of all this competition success was that Porsche had to build a number of street GT2s in order to homologate the model for racing. At about 430 horsepower, they ran higher boost than the street Turbo model and developed almost as much horsepower as the racers. They shared cutaway fenders with the Carrera RS and had removable and replaceable bolt-on flares in order to fit wider wheels for racing and quickly fix crash damage. This original and unmodified Porsche GT2 is offered in perfect condition, with the most recent major service conducted in 2012 by Porsche in Geneva. Offered with French registration, road-going GT2s very seldom come to market, and those that do seldom have a more sparkling résumé than the example offered here today. Many road cars were converted to race cars in period, so the opportunity to acquire a totally unmolested low-mileage and low-ownership example is one not to be missed by the discerning Porsche collector. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 155, sold for $523,297 (£324,800), including buyer’s pre- mium, at RM’s Automobiles of London auction at Battersea Evolution on October 31, 2012. This is one of 57 factory-built, road-going homolo- gation 993 GT2s, with a 430-hp twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter version of Porsche’s long-lived, air-cooled flat six. Chassis 392099 was supplied new to Switzerland by the Porsche main agent in Zurich and has had only two owners from new. 1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 Lot 140, s/n 9113600027 Condition 2Sold at $168,608 Artcurial, Le Mans, FRA, 7/7/12 SCM# 209326 1995 Porsche 911 GT2 racer Lot 62 s/n WPOZZZ99ZTS393062 Condition 3+ Sold at $357,500 Gooding & Co, Amelia Island, FL, 3/9/12 SCM# 197153 2003 Porsche 911 GT2 Lot 57, s/n WPOAB29913S696131 Not sold at $110,000 Kensington, Bridgehampton, NY, 6/10/06 SCM# 42116 Sports Car Market Tim Scott, ©2012 courtesy of RM Auctions


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The French seller purchased it in 2005 from Swiss Porsche specialist and 1979 Le Mans class winner Angelo Pallavicini, with only 3,000 kilometers (1,864 miles) on the clock. It has obviously been used only sparingly since. The odometer read 15,922 km (9,893 miles) when it was photographed for the catalog and only 15,948 km at the sale — still less than 10,000 miles. It has been maintained by Porsche main agents in Switzerland and Monaco, near to where it is registered in the Alpes-Maritimes region of southern France, and it has full dealer service history at a mileage when most cars would be coming up for their first oil change. Its original-color Polar Silver is unscuffed, although it may have been repainted, and its black/gray leather seats are only slightly worn. The wheels are unscuffed, and the drilled brake discs are in good order. A rare and coveted Porsche Porsche has been making a GT2 model since 1995, but, in the same way that the 993 is considered the last “real” 911 because it’s the final aircooled car, there are those who would contend that the only “real” GT2 is the original. Essentially, it’s a stripped-out turbo with more power, following the formula that Porsche used when it hot-rodded the 2.4S to arrive at its 1973 masterpiece the RS 2.7. Certainly, the later 996-based cars are a lot cheaper to buy right now — at less than half the price of this car. The 996 appeared in 1999 — its GT2 version didn’t appear until 2001 — and that was much more of a road car than its predecessor, needing its 462 horsepower and later 483 horsepower to combat the extra weight, as it had somehow flabbed out by 300 pounds. When the 997 GT2 model appeared, it was even more powerful, with 523 horse- power, and faster (200 mph), but was heavier again. There is a bonkers “skunk works” 600-hp 997 RS GT2 that is 154 pounds lighter — yet still 160 pounds heavier than a 993 GT2 — and has lapped the Nürburgring in a claimed 7 minutes, 18 seconds. So, the 993 GT2 is the lightest and the rawest, having a similar appeal to the immortal RS 2.7 — and the homologation-special bloodline is there for all to see. Climbing values Unmolested road-trim GT2s rarely come to market. Shortly before the Battersea sale and not far from it, Hexagon Classics in Kensington, U.K., sold a right-handdrive GT2 Club Sport — the only one made in Blood Orange — with 28,000 miles on the clock for “around £250k” ($405,000). As this was written, Hexagon was offering a left-hand-drive white car for £230k ($370k) — the difference in price was because it had been converted into a racer and then someways back into a road car again. Both of those sales make our subject car look pricey to the tune of $100k. “But that’s the way the market is going,” Hexagon’s Paul Giovanni said. “We’re finding that prices are skyrocketing at the moment.” Only seven of the 57 made were right-hand drive, but left-handers of any type will always command more because there’s a larger market for them. It’s interesting to compare this car with that other col- lectible “don’t dare drive it” 911 derivative — the 959, of which there was one at the Battersea sale. Although these now look antique, this repainted example fetched $496,230, possibly because it had covered just 404 miles. With both, again we have the quandary common to all low-mileage cars: While factory freshness is desirable from a marketing point of view, if you use them, they lose the very feature that confers their value. But standing does them no good at all, as the owner of the 959 expensively found out when his car needed recommissioning before he could drive it. Perhaps, as a collectible that’s going to be mothballed, that doesn’t matter. It may be that the new British owner of this car spotted where the market is going and got in fast, and a year’s passing will show him to have acted with foresight. Making it into a racer wouldn’t make any financial sense, so there is the obvious danger that it will enter a static collection. Not to drive one of these is a hell of a waste. At this point, the car looks well sold — and soon might look well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) February 2013 51


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American Car Collector Profile 1903 Ford Model A Rear Entry Tonneau There is no question that this is the oldest surviving Ford, as the other two have been lost by Carl Bomstead Details Years produced: 1903–04 Number produced: 1,708 Original list price: $750 Current SCM Valuation: $225,000– $300,000 (for this particular car) Tune-up cost: $350 Distributor cap: N/A Chassis #: Various locations Engine #: N/A Clubs: Early Ford Registry More: www.earlyfordregistry.com Alternatives: 1904 Chadwick, 1902 Hoffman, 1913 Chevrolet Classic Six SCM Investment grade: B Comps 1903 Ford Model A Lot 212, s/n 370 Condition 1- Not sold at $128,000 Bonhams, Greenwich, CT, 6/7/09 SCM# 120800 Chassis number: 30 T he first Ford Motor Company product was called, not surprisingly, the Model A. It was powered by an opposed 2-cylinder engine that displaced 100 cubic inches and developed 8 horsepower. Built on a wheelbase of only 72 inches, it weighed roughly 1,250 pounds, depending upon the body fitted. Its light weight made the most of the engine’s 8 horsepower, and an ordinary man could cover more ground in a day with a Model A Ford than with a horse and buggy. More importantly, the Ford didn’t need to be fed on days it wasn’t being used — or have its stall mucked out! Ford filled his manufacturing pipeline with product in early 1903, making more than a few running changes in the Model A’s design along the way — a pattern that would be repeated many times. Yet while cash was going out to pay vendors and employees, shipments hadn’t started, and income wasn’t coming in to replenish the coffers. It was doubtful if payroll could be fulfilled long enough to complete the existing works-in-progress. Henry Ford and James Couzens had bet the company on having product ready and customers signed up at exactly the moment the cash ran out. That day was Monday, July 13, 1903, when the first three orders were received by the Ford Motor Company for Model A Fords. 52 SCM Analysis This car, Lot 189, sold for $264,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM’s Hershey auction on October 11, 2012. Henry Ford is noted for saying “History is bunk!” Well, bunk or not, the history of the Ford Motor Company may have been very short-lived indeed if it were not for three customers who on July 13, 1903, made payments of $1,320 for their Model As. At that time, Ford had exactly $223.65 on hand, and even the deep pockets of Alexander Malstrom, Ford’s partner, would not be enough to keep the company afloat. These three orders kept the company in business, and during the next 15 months, 1,700 Model A Fords would roll out of the Mack Avenue plant. Ford went from being a couple hundred dollars away from closing its doors to a success that changed the course of automotive history. Without those three orders on that fateful Monday, we can only speculate what might have been. Which of the three was the first? The three initial buyers received Fords #11, #9 and a Mr. McNary, a butter maker at a creamery in Britt, IA, bought #30. He had sent in a deposit of $170 for his Sports Car Market 1903 Ford Model A Lot 262, s/n 1628 Condition 2+ Sold at $46,750 RM Auctions, Elkhart, IN, 10/15/04 SCM# 35142 1903 Ford Model A (Profile car) Lot 247, s/n 30 Condition 2+ Sold at $693,000 RM Auctions, Phoenix, AZ, 1/19/07 SCM# 44066 Simon Clay ©, courtesy of RM Auctions


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$880 Model A with a rear-entry tonneau body — which was an extra $100. Determining which of these initial Model As was the first delivered is impossible, as the cars were not produced sequentially, but in batches. Parts were attached to the different chassis, and as Carlton Pate III, author of Pate’s Early Ford Automobile Encyclopedia notes, the cars were stamped with as many as four different serial numbers in different places, which makes it impossible to determine which was the oldest. The in-house Ford archivist, in December 1954, in response to an inquiry from Model A #30’s second owner, replied, “You have every reason to be proud of owning one of the earliest Fords sold… It was the third one actually sold by the company.” Pate, however, also states that Ford records show that #30 is not the oldest Ford, as at least one other car was shipped that day. Regardless, there is no question that this is the oldest surviving Ford, as the other two have been lost. Back home after 109 years? It has had only five owners in the nearly 110 years since it has been built, and it retains its original and extremely rare Kingston carburetor — as well as the coil box that is stamped with the serial number 30. It also participated in the London to Brighton Run in 2003, the year the car turned 100 years old. This 1903 Ford Model A has had an active life of late. When offered at RM’s January 2007 Phoenix auction, it was acquired by John O’Quinn for $693,000 after spirited bidding with a member of the Ford family. The Ford family might be feeling some relief now. After O’Quinn’s untimely death, the estate offered it at RM’s August 2010 Monterey sale — where it was bid to $325,000, but the offer was declined. Offered at RM’s Hershey sale, it realized $264,000, which many feel is a more realistic value for the car, and a loss of $429,000. If the Ford family, as rumored, acquired it, then it is the second significant historic Ford car that they have obtained from the O’Quinn estate at a fraction of his purchase price. If that is, in fact, the case, then the oldest surviving Ford car is in its rightful home. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) February 2013 53


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Race Car Profile 1974 Lancia Stratos Groupe 4 There is nothing else from the mid-1970s that even comes close for sheer in-your-face outrageousness by Thor Thorson Details Years produced: 1974–75 Number produced: 495 Original list price: $17,000 Current SCM Valuation: $332,500– $535,000 Cost per hour to race: $1,500 Distributor cap: $700 Engine #: On block above water pump Club: American Lancia Club More: www.americanlanciaclub.com Alternatives: 1969–74 Ferrari 246 GT Dino, 1973–74 Ford RS 2000 1973–74 Porsche Carrera RSR SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 829AR0001849 T he Lancia Stratos is unquestionably the most extraordinary rally car ever produced. It is also one of the most successful, having won the World Rally Championship three times (and probably would have continued if allowed to do so). The first prototype Stratos was a project designed by Marcello Gandini for Bertone and exhibited at Turin in 1970. It was essentially an exercise in extreme style and very impressive, with the overall height at just 37.4 inches. This strange, wedge-shaped prototype attracted the attention of Cesare Fiorio, the legendary boss of the competition department of Lancia, who needed to replace the carmaker’s aging and outdated Fulvia coupe. Gandini reinvented the design into a relatively more usable car, slightly taller, but still very radical compared with production cars of the period. The lack of overhangs, the long flat hood, the compact silhouette and the huge wraparound windshield all combined to a shape like nothing else known until then. Lucky for Lancia, Ferrari had recently become a part of the Fiat Group, so the mechanicals of the Stratos came from the Prancing Horse brand. The 2.4-liter V6 engine from the Dino became the natural choice, as it was a well-tested, compact and powerful unit, which had already proven itself in the Dino 246 GT and also in the Fiat Dino coupes and convertibles. The car still needed to be developed, and for that another talented engineer — Gianpaolo Dallara — was involved. After a few pre-production cars in 1973, the Stratos was made in sufficient numbers in 1974 to allow homologation into Group 4. The total production was eventually about 495 cars. Of these, Lancia used 10 to make official factory Group 4 cars, the others being sold as “stradales” or street cars, some of which were prepared by private rallyists for rallying, following the approved Group 4 regulations. Unlike many rally cars, the Stratos was not derived from a regular production car, but was a clean-sheet design specifically for competition purposes. Its radical design gave it diabolical handling, and combined with a very flexible and powerful engine, the Stratos remained a very competitive car for years after, intimidating all competition. Manufactured by Bertone on October 31, 1974, 1970 Lancia Stratos HF Zero: The prototype that started it all 54 and bearing chassis number 391, the Lancia Stratos on offer here went to Lancia Spa. Painted a Blue Azzuro, the car was prepared in a workshop to compete in the Italian rally championship. Thanks to the research of Thomas Popper, we know that between 1978 and 1980, this particular car participated in at least 10 rallies. It is obviously eligible for many historic events in which the spectators are bound to greet the car with all the fervor for a real legend of the motorsport. 1975 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale Lot 216, s/n 829AR0001008 Condition 3+ Sold at $158,019 Bonhams, Sydney, AUS, 12/6/2009 SCM# 153280 1976 Lancia Stratos Stradale Lot 332, s/n 829AR0001611 Condition 1Sold at $387,982 RM Auctions, Monte Carlo, 5/11/12 SCM# 201634 1973 Lancia Stratos Stradale Lot 169, s/n 829AR0000003 Condition 2 Sold at $401,495 RM Auctions, London, U.K., 10/31/12 SCM# 213961 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Artcurial


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SCM Analysis This car, Lot 127, sold for $456,984, including buyer’s premium, at the Artcurial Paris auction on November 11, 2012. Think about it: Have you ever seen a photo of a Lancia Stratos in motion where it wasn’t sideways? I don’t think I ever have, either, and I suggest that this tells us something. From looks to performance to handling character- istics, there is nothing about the Stratos that is normal, rational or arguably even sane, but they’ve got exuberance and excitement packaged like few other cars of the past 50 years. Dull, they weren’t. Neither were they comfortable or remotely practical, but that wasn’t the intent; the Stratos was conceived to be both the ultimate rally car of its time and an outrageous visual statement to define Lancia to the world in the anything-goes years of the early ’70s. Its success on both fronts has made the car iconic. A scary, great, cool car I’ll need to set the stage to explain how it all worked. Lancia was one of the oldest and most venerable of Italian auto manufacturers, and in the early post-World War II years, they created a niche as a supplier of high-quality, high-performance and relatively expensive small-displacement road cars. As you can imagine, this was a small market niche even in Europe — and completely unsuited to the American market. In Europe, however, they were ferocious competitors on the rally circuits and developed a very devoted customer base. Unfortunately, the 1960s were not kind to niche marketers, and in 1969, both Lancia and Ferrari found themselves absorbed into Fiat (with Abarth to follow in 1971). Becoming part of the Fiat empire was a shock, but Lancia pushed ahead regard- less. They were looking to replace the aging 1.6-liter Fulvia HF and were working with Bertone to build a very short run of purpose-built rally racers based on the Stratos concept car. Then the FIA folks tossed in a monkey wrench that required a 500-car production to qualify for the Manufacturer’s Rally Championship. This meant that if Lancia were to continue with the concept, they would have to build a “homologation special.” Bertone was willing and able to build the basic shells, but they had to come up with a suitable engine and Fiat’s approval. After several years (1971–73) of Italian high-opera machinations, Fiat bought off on the idea, Ferrari agreed to extend the production of their 246 engine by 500 units (the 246 Dino ended production in 1974), so that it could be used in the Stratos, and Lancia was clear to start building cars. Production was in 1974 and 1975. Because of safety and emissions issues, none were imported into the U.S. Made to race — and win The execution of a “homologation special” can have a number of different results depending on the circumstance: Ford made a serious effort to produce and market a street version of their GT40 that was actually civilized. Lancia, on the other hand, made few adaptations to create the “Stradale” production version of the Stratos — probably under the assumption that they were all going to be turned into rally cars anyway. The result was that the Stratos was somewhere between scary and suicidal for an unprepared driver. Much of this was essential in the design of the car: The suspension was designed around race tires, not street rubber, the wheelbase is only six inches longer than a Mini Minor while the track is four inches wider than a BMW 2002, and 63% of the weight is on the rear wheels. Combine this with about 200 horsepower in the Stradale (280 or so in the race-pre- pared cars) and a weight just over 2,000 pounds, and you have a recipe for SUDDEN! There is a reason all of the photographs show them sideways; it could be steering input, power, brakes, or even an unexpected manhole cover near the apex, but there it goes. Also, with the almost-square layout, once it starts to go it takes a very quick driver to catch it. As evidence, a friend of mine was almost killed during a demonstration ride on a residential street a few years back (the car was destroyed). This is made more difficult by the interior layout. Although it is a very wide car, the narrow roofline jams the driver and navigator so close together in the center that they almost have to touch shoulders to fit in, which can be a problem when things get busy. The cockpit is hot, noisy, and strangely claustrophobic in spite of the huge windshield. Stradale or not, the Stratos, my friend, is a serious racing car. Don’t get me February 2013 55 wrong, though: I love them — these cars are SO COOL! There is nothing else from the mid-1970s that even comes close for sheer in-your-face outrageousness. The Stratos only came in five colors — all neon. At the end of the day, adjectives such as “cool,” “outrageous,” “wildly successful,” “fast,” and “rare” always outweigh comfortable, safe, or practical when it comes to collectibility. The subject car is one of the best examples — it is not a factory team car, but it was a real racer from the beginning, and apparently well documented as such. And good ones are tough to find. Not surprisingly, a lot of them got written off in the era. To a man, my European rally-car friends were drool- ing over this car and wishing they had the money to own it when it came available, even though they’d be afraid to drive it much. It’s that kind of car, and at the money, I’d say fairly bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Artcurial).


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Under the Skin Dennis Simanaitis It’s All a Matter of Balance All six In-Depth Profiles offer great examples of balance in engines 1903 Ford Model A Rear Entry Tonneau T 1949 MG TC he term “reciprocating” describes it: A conventional internalcombustion engine has a great many masses moving back and forth. To function smoothly — indeed, in extreme cases, to run at all — an engine’s principal reciprocating masses have to be in some semblance of balance. This month’s In-Depth Profiles include engines that range from an opposed 2-cylinder to a V12. Using the Bosch Automotive Handbook as guide, let’s examine the dynamic balance of each configuration. There are two aspects to consider: Forces resulting from these recip- rocating masses and related moments (coupled actions involving force applied across a distance). These imbalances can cause an engine to oscillate back and forth, bounce up and down, rotate around one of its axes or similarly misbehave. First-order forces and moments match engine speed, while second- order forces are twice the rpm. Others of higher order may occur, but are typically negligible. Cylinder number, orientation and configuration of the crankshaft are three principal design parameters. The 1903 Ford Model A Rear Entry Tonneau has a 1,668-cc flat-2 mounted amidships. Its twin pistons reciprocate in boxer fashion, moving inward and outward in unison. There is a slight moment around a vertical axis because of the required offset of their crankshaft throws, but otherwise this configuration is in balance. The 1949 MG TC has a traditional 1,250-cc overhead-valve 4-cylinder. As an inline-4 with a 4-throw crankshaft, it’s perfectly balanced but for an imbalance of second-order forces. (These are all but negligible in smaller inline-4s, although they became bothersome 1996 Porsche 911S GT2 on engines beyond, say, 2.5-liter displacement. On modern inline-4s, these second-order forces are often canceled by counter-rotating balance shafts.) The 1996 Porsche 911S GT2’s engine is a 3,600-cc DOHC twin- turbo. Its boxer configuration with 6-throw crankshaft exhibits perfect balance of forces and moments of both first and second orders. Inline-6s are also perfectly balanced. The 1974 Lancia Stratos Groupe 4 is powered by a 2,418-cc DOHC V6. The balance characteristics of a V6 engine are interesting because “it depends.” All V6s have balanced first- and second-order forces; all have unbalanced moments of both orders. The degree of imbalance depends on the cylinders’ vee angle and crankshaft configuration. A counter-rotating balance shaft can help. A 60-degree vee angle and 6-throw crankshaft give the V6 its small- est imbalance. However, a vee angle of 90 degrees offers compatibility with V8 production lines, and thus it’s not an uncommon choice. The Lancia’s Ferrari-sourced V6 has a vee angle of 65 degrees. This offers a wider space in the vee for larger carburetion, albeit with a tad more imbalance (hardly an issue with a Group 4 rally car). The 2008 Koenigsegg CCX has a 4,719-cc DOHC twin-super- charged V8. Like other 90-degree V8s, it’s inherently balanced except for first-order moments eliminated by crankshaft counterweights. The 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 coupe has a 3,967-cc single-over- head-camshaft V12. As a V12 is, in a sense, two inline-6s arranged in a vee, the 60-degree V12 also exhibits perfect balance. Is anyone surprised that Porsches and Ferraris offer perfection? ♦ 1974 Lancia Stratos Groupe 4 V6 56 2008 Koenigsegg CCX V8 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 V12 Sports Car Market


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Market Reports Overview Brisk Business at Late Fall Auctions A 1937 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio cabriolet sold for $992k, and a 2008 Veyron EB 16.4 kept up at $934k By Tony Piff A uction houses in Europe and the U.S. did brisk business in October and November. Sales at annual auctions on both sides of the Atlantic matched or exceeded previous year totals, with higher average prices overall. In the span between Pebble Beach and Arizona auction week, RM’s year-end sale in London is one of the select annual auctions where you can buy a Ferrari for more than $3m. For the second year in a row, high-sale honors went to a $3.2m Ferrari 250 GT TdF. (A TdF took high-sale honors at last year’s sale as well.) Two other lots broke the million-dollar mark here: A 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Testa Fissa sold for $1.3m, and a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 convertible sold for $1m. A 1937 Type 57C Stelvio cabriolet followed close at $992k, with its younger sibling, a 2008 Veyron EB 16.4, keeping up in easy style at $934k. Overall totals notched up to $22.4m from $21.9m last year. That Friday in London, Bonhams hosted their annual veteran car sale, held in conjunction with the fabled London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. The small sale offers just a handful of cars, all of which meet the run’s 1904-and-older age limit. Despite the apparent limited appeal of Brass-Era motoring in dreary British weather, the sale continues to be a draw, and this year sales showed a marked spike, up from an average previous total of about $1.2m to $2.6m, with a 100% sell-through rate. The top car was a 1904 Delaugère et Clayette 24-hp side-entrance tonneau, sold at $361k. The oldest was an 1895 Buffum Stanhope, sold at $182k. Two weeks later, more than 1,000 attendees flocked to Bonhams’ yearly Harrogate, U.K., sale. A 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 with mossy barn-find cosmetics and reportedly solid mechanicals clinched the top spot, selling for $110k (see the profile, p. 42). A 1950 Delahaye 135M 3.6 coupe took second place at $88k, and a 1933 MG Midget J4 replica built from a J2 made $71k. Average sold price SCM 1-6 Scale Condition Rating: 1: National concours standard/ perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts 60 Sales Totals RM, London, U.K. Artcurial, Paris, FRA CCP, Toronto, CAN Bonhams, London, U.K. Auctions America by RM, Carlisle, PA Bonhams, Harrogate, U.K. $1,295,325 $2,502,375 jumped from $13k last year to $21k this year, and sales climbed from $1m to $1.3m. Elsewhere on the continent, Artcurial held their annual Paris auction. A 1974 Lancia Stratos Groupe 4 rally car dominated the catalog cover, as well as the final sales sheet, selling for $457k (see the profile on p. 54). A 1957 Aston Martin DB Mk III coupe and a 1953 Arnolt-Bristol Bolide rounded out the podium, at $212k and $200k, respectively. Artcurial consigned four more cars than last year but sold one fewer, for a sales rate dip from 86% to a still-respectable 79%. Stateside, Auctions America by RM consigned and sold more cars than ever for Fall Carlisle. The overall total of $2.5m was off from last year’s $2.8m, but still represents growth when measured by the event’s long-term trajectory. American iron is the theme of this sale. A 1958 Chrysler 300D convertible sold at the top for $91k, despite some needs; a 1965 Chevrolet Corvette 327/350 convertible sold for $82k and a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham sold for $67k. Totals at Collector Car Productions’ annual Fall Classic in Toronto jumped from $3.2m last year to $3.7m. A pair of ’68 Shelby GT500 KRs topped the charts at $185k and $127k, a 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 sold for $91k, a 1947 Chrysler T&C convertible made $91k, and a 1956 Mercury Montclair convertible found a new owner at $86k. We conclude the market reports with our Roundup of highlights from Mecum St. Charles, Mecum Anaheim, Higgenbotham Lakeland, Vicari Biloxi and RM’s Charlie Thomas Collection sale, as well as Chad Tyson’s eBay picks. These month, Chad surveys the cream of the eBay cream — cars that sold over $80k. ♦ Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Tour de France coupe, $3,157,825—RM, p. 70 2. 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Testa Fissa tourer, $1,263,130—RM, p. 68 3. 1964 Aston Martin DB5 convertible, $1,019,526—RM, p. 66 4. 1937 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio cabriolet, $992,459—RM, p. 68 5. 1952 Bentley R-type Continental fastback, $857,124—RM, p. 64 6. 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, $721,788—RM, p. 68 7. 1970 Lamborghini Miura P400S coupe, $640,587—RM, p. 71 8. 1964 Aston Martin DB5 coupe, $554,875—RM, p. 66 9. 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe, $514,274—RM, p. 70 10. 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort coupe, $496,230—RM, p. 68 1. 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, $721,788—RM, p. 68 2. 1900 Renault Type C 3½-hp rearentrance tonneau, $88,167—Bon, p. 100 3. 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner convertible, $26,488—CCP, p. 90 4. 1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk 1A convertible, $22,260—Mec, p. 121 5. 1950 Crosley Hot Shot roadster, $7,500—Mec, p. 126 Sports Car Market Best Buys $22,398,257 http://bit.ly/ZOf8zr Scan this code with your smartphone for complete results of each auction covered in this issue, or go to URL listed (left) $3,747,049 $3,688,832 $2,576,028


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RM Auctions London, U.K. RM — Automobiles of London A 1964 DB5 coupe, delivered new to Paul McCartney, found a happy new owner at $555k Company RM Auctions Date October 31, 2012 Location London, U.K. Auctioneer Max Girardo Automotive lots sold / offered 76/91 Sales rate 84% Sales total $22,398,257 High sale 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France, sold at $3,157,825 1964 Aston Martin DB5, sold at $554,875 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics and as last year, the top seller was a Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France. S/N 1335GT, an open-headlight 1959 car with period racing history and the subject of a recent restoration, was slated to fetch as much as $3.8m but sold near bottom estimate for a market-correct $3.2m. $3.9m was offered for the star of the show, one of 29 aluminum-bodied Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwings, but among bidders from 33 countries, none could quite offer enough to secure this rare 1955 car. In a marathon evening, presided over by R the irrepressible multilingual Max Girardo, the next big money was for the Ex-Nuvolari Tourist Trophywinning 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Testa Fissa at $1.3m. Other top performers included the very original 1937 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio cabriolet at $992k and a Veyron 16.4 from the Wim Zegwaard Collection at $934k. The ex-British Motor Show 1952 Bentley Continental R-type by H.J. Mulliner, one of the earliest Continentals and now impeccably restored, attracted much interest and sold for $857k. Kicking off the sale was the 23-lot Zegwaard Collection, composed mostly of iconic, condition #1 American convertibles offered at no reserve. Top here was the $126k paid for a 1962 Corvette. A striking 1956 62 M pulls out all the stops for its year-end London sale, and 2012 was no exception. Last year’s $21.5m total notched up to $22.4m, Buyer’s premium 12%, included in sold prices ($1 = £0.62) Chevrolet Bel Air convertible reached $69k, pipping the ’57 version at $66k, and a perfect 1974 DAF 33 Variomatic sold for $12k. On to Ferraris, SCMer Jack Boxstrom’s well-loved and raced 1958 Ellena sold for the right money at $379k. Boxstrom considered replacing it with the DB4 London, U.K. SII lightweight racer, but it was a world apart from the road car it started life as, and it looked slightly pricey at over $250k. A 246 GTS Dino sold for a massive $361k, but a GT did not (at $242k), and $822k wasn’t enough for the beautifully restored Lusso. Headlining the 11 Astons here was a nice older restored 1964 DB5 convertible at $1m. A recently restored 1964 DB5 coupe delivered new to Paul McCartney found a happy new owner for $555k. It retained the Philips record player originally mounted under the dash, now presented loose in the passenger’s footwell. A beautifully kept DB4 SII found the right $379k, and two DB6s made $244k and $144k, but $483k was not enough to buy the 1967 DB6 shooting brake built for Innes Ireland. Modern Porsches did well and exceeded their estimates. A 1996 911 GT2 with low mileage and two owners from new reached an amazing $523k, and a 1988 959 “Komfort” realized a strong $496k. A low-chassis-number Lancia Stratos restored to Stradale (road) specification reflected the rise in interest in these stubby homologation specials and topped $400k against a pre-sale high estimate of $305k. And so, RM once again brought together its usual discerning clientele from across the globe and a fantastic array of top-tier collectibles, closing out 2012 in fine style. ♦ Sales Totals $30m $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions London, U.K. ENGLISH #151-1928 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I Torpedo tourer. S/N 57EF. Eng. # HS75. Green & aluminium/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 2,447 miles. A really lovely old thing with one-off body. Wheel discs are straight and shiny, plating excellent, and the motor is clean, dry and concours-ready with a little extra polishing on the inlet manifold and AutoVac. Nice set of Grebel lamps, engine-turned dash, hardly worn leather and a bespoke teakwood drinks cabinet in the rear, plus a compartment for a sidearm next to the driver. Sheer opulence. Originally supplied to the 12 years it’s clocked up 80 miles and almost $300k. #194-1934 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II Sedanca de Ville. S/N 3TA. Eng. # XQ65. Black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 52,157 miles. Looks like it’s been pulled through a muddy field to get here, but beneath all the decrepitude is a fairly straight old motorcar. Gurney Nutting design with twin spares is handsome, SOLD AT $428,562. In the U.S. by 1965, Canada by 1989 and then Milan the following year. Not as valuable as a the 3½-liter version, and did well to do this much, especially with non-original block. Maharajah of Pithapuram, India, now with American title. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $460,140. Ex-Maharajah Royces always go well, and this was no exception, although the hammer price was under the low estimate figure, suggesting that the owner was willing to negotiate on price rather than ship it back across the Atlantic. 5% import duty to pay if it stays in the U.K. Bid to $390k (unsold) at Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach 2012 (SCM# 209451), and before that offered but not sold by Bonhams in Paris in February at an undisclosed high bid (SCM# 197375). Persistence obviously paid here. #162-1932 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II Continental drophead coupe. S/N 32MS. Eng. # HD55. Gray/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 16,506 miles. Incredibly clean and tidy. Body straight and motor very clean, although there’s lots of silver paint on the castings, rather than leaving them au naturel. Older paint with lovely hand-done coachlines, leather hardly worn, dash and instruments excellent, and there’s a nice Stephen Grebel aimable spot. doors still fit well, leather is well worn. Outside it’s dusty, flaking and very original, wearing a lovely pair of carriage lamps. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $99,246. An unmessed-with starting point for a lovely carriage, or wipe it over with an oily rag and smoke it around as-is. Realistically bought and sold at mid-estimate. #163-1936 BENTLEY 4¼ LITRE tourer. S/N B183HM. Eng. # F7BF. Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 58,147 miles. One-off special well done in the ’50s (originally a Park Ward standard steel saloon) and in good order, although lines are gawky—very few Bentley specials are truly aesthetically pleasing. Aluminum hood is straight, fabric body in good order, lots of patina to front seats, rears hardly used. Blockley tires are always a good sign of enthusiastic ownership. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $157,891. U.S. titled. Very round final price was all the money and then some for a special, although there is a real Derby Bentley under there rather than a Mk VI, upon which most of these one-offs are based. Well sold for more than you’d pay for a Derby with original tourer body. And remember there’s an extra 5% duty to pay if it stays in the U.K. #161-1936 JAGUAR SS 100 2½-LITER U.S. titled, with 5% import duty to pay if it stays in Europe. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $451,118. Sold right near bottom end of the ambitious estimate range. Last sold by RM in New York in 2000 for $154k soon after restoration with 16,416 miles (SCM# 10654). So in 64 roadster. S/N 18019. Eng. # L1285E. Black/ black canvas/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 2,366 miles. Good and straight, previously up-engined into a 3½, and now with a correct (but not original) engine. Excellent older restoration just mellowing nicely with newish leather, perfect instruments and excellent chrome. Seventh of 190 built, originally blue. Cond: 1-. Sports Car Market the motor show pics), making it 300 pounds lighter than later cars. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $857,124. Originally sold to a French diplomat and soon went to Mexico with him, sold via Kidston of Geneva back to London in 2007, and then restored. Sold here as part of a settlement deal between the consignor and the heirs of Alain Reynaud, who owned it from 1960 to 1988, when it was seized by the Mexican Policía Judicial, so it’s got some tales to tell. Sold where expected at the right money for an R Continental, but as I keep saying, it can’t be long before one of these breaks a million dollars. #129-1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series II coupe. S/N DB4355R. Eng. # 370246. Metallic green/black leather. RHD. Odo: 50,860 miles. Has been white, now repainted in the original green. Straight and tidy, with perfect #154-1952 BENTLEY R-TYPE Continental fastback. S/N BC7A. Eng. # BCA7. White/burgundy leather. RHD. Odo: 99,928 km. Seventh production R-type and the ’52 Earls Court Motor Show car, restored back to original spec in 2007. New leather is of correct old stock, dash and metric instruments refurbished, and all the desirable options fitted: manual gearbox, lightweight seats, aluminium window frames and Duralumin bumpers (although slightly different from TOP 10 No. 5


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RM Auctions London, U.K. chrome, although shows a few tiny bubbles in older repaint. Flat, uncorroded floors and a newish exhaust. Leather just taking on a bit of character. Some pipes in engine bay chromed. Just a really nice example of a properly kept car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $378,939. Spot-on the money for a nice DB4. RM obviously had massive confidence in this one, as it was parked in front and was one of the first cars you encountered. #170-1961 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series II lightweight racer. S/N DB4552R. Eng. # 379549. Green/black racing bucket. RHD. Super-lightweight racer in good order. Probably too far modified to be put back to a road car. All the right bits, although now you’d very few miles covered since. Still nice enough. Chrome is fair and lightly hazy, leather lightly creased, newish exhaust. Not a concours specimen and all the better for it. Sits just right on tall old radials. With tools and original parts catalog, but radio missing. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,019,526. In this ownership for the past 20 years, this was a nicely mellowed example that, interestingly, took about the same money as a very original DB4 convertible at Aston Martin’s Works Service sale earlier in the year (SCM# 201997). In today’s market, where brand-new is not everything, correctly bought and sold. build it as a 4.7. No odo. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $252,626. The seller of Lot 134, the Ellena Ferrari, was interested in this, but not at this money. Price paid was probably a fair reflection of what’s in the car, but history shows us you rarely get your money back on a racer. #143-1963 OGLE SX1000 GT coupe. S/N MO63061. Metallic red/gray vinyl & check velour. RHD. Odo: 41,243 miles. Number 63 of 66 built, using a Mini van platform, which is six inches longer and four inches lower than the saloon. In good order, very sharp and shiny, looks like a boiled sweet. Has a couple of bubbles and cracks in paint. Now supplied to Paul McCartney when he was plain “Mister.” But that didn’t appear to count for much here, selling for decent DB5 market value. Offered but not sold at H&H’s September 2011 Duxford auction at an undisclosed high bid (SCM# 187591), so the seller was probably glad to take the money. #153-1967 ASTON MARTIN DB6 shoot- with later A-Plus engine. Smells petrolly inside—not good in a fiberglass car. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $23,458. Offered without reserve and sold under low estimate, but there’s almost no precedent for these. It cost twice as much as a Mini Cooper when new, but today the market says it’s worth a bit less than a top Cooper S. There’s a race series for baby GTs, so perhaps the circuit beckons. #185-1964 ASTON MARTIN DB5 convertible. S/N DB5C1523R. Blue/blue cloth/black leather. RHD. Odo: 98,801 miles. Straight body and older paint following restoration in the ’80s, and TOP 10 No. 3 66 ing brake. S/N DB63310R. Gunmetal/red leather. RHD. Odo: 379 miles. Nicely restored by Aston Martin Works Service 15 years ago, although of course it’s ungainly-looking at the rear. New leather, period radio, dash perfect, floors all flat, new exhaust and fastener under- dash top and carpets. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $37,894. Not too long ago, you could have bought a very nice S1 for $16k. DJ, entrepreneur and car nut Chris Evans bought this from Lotus specialist UK Sports Cars earlier in the year, but I doubt “celebrity” status added much to the James Bond appeal here. Well sold, either way. Sports Car Market #166-1964 ASTON MARTIN DB5 coupe. S/N DB51653R. Blue/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 8,742 miles. Recently restored in France and Italy. Excellent all around with new leather and paint. Original under-dash Philips record player is included with the car but stored loose in the footwell. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $554,875. Originally TOP 10 No. 8 handbook, jack and tool roll, plus good history. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $243,604. Went to the U.S. in 1985, back to U.K. after U.S. restoration. Nicer than Lot 148, the other ’67 DB6 presented next to it in metallic blue, and correspondingly almost $100k more expensive. Fairly bought and sold, near Mk II money. #175-1978 LOTUS ESPRIT S1 coupe. S/N 78020337G. Eng. # CC780214642. White/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 10,756 miles. Originally a demonstrator for a Lotus dealer, repainted early in its life. Straight and unscuffed, although has a couple of small chips out of the paint, and alloys need a polish. Interior has worn well for one of these, with good neath, motor in Vantage spec. One of only two built, this one converted for racer and raconteur Innes Ireland when it was two years old, and consigned by the same London dealer who sold the Ferrari Lusso and Citroën Décap. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $483,341. Last offered post-restoration but not sold at $75k by Kruse in Scottsdale 1996, when the owner wanted $200k (SCM# 14124). This bid is probably about what it’s worth, given its compromised looks. Just a little more would have bought it, and I would have taken the money offered, which is about equal to a fair DB5 coupe or the current price of a tired DB6 plus the current cost of the Works Service restoration, which ain’t cheap. #124-1967 ASTON MARTIN DB6 coupe. S/N DB63211R. Eng. # 4003261. Green/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 86,403 miles. Straight, shiny, tidy following restoration in 2005, although that might have been a good opportunity to lose the unlovely Webasto sliding sunroof. Lightly creased leather. With


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RM Auctions London, U.K. FRENCH #126-1937 BUGATTI TYPE 57C Stelvio cabriolet. S/N 57467. Eng. # 2C. White & black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 92,741 km. Straight, largely unrestored and with older paint, radiator plating polished through. Now with hydraulic brakes and tele- TOP 10 No. 4 with plated intake manifold and 300SL script embroidered on the floor mats. Rudge wheels, hot Sonderteile cam, new leather and matching fitted luggage set. M-B Classic says it retains all its original mechanical components. One of only 29 alloy-bodied Gullwings built, Swiss title, and with original tools and handbooks. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $3,866,724. Previously, not sold for $770k at RM Monterey 2004 with 930 km recorded (SCM # 34845), after it sold for $750k with 919 km at RM Amelia Island in 2003 (SCM # 30547). Not sold today at a high bid that I thought should have been more than enough to buy it. scopic shocks on the rear. One of 100 Stelvio cabriolets. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $992,459. The first customer-ordered and -delivered 57C, with last owner for 40 years. The SCM Pocket Price Guide values these at $450k– $800k, which makes this price look expensive. #191-1970 CITROËN DS21 EFI décapo- table. S/N 00FB1892. Blue/blue mohair/blue leather. Odo: 17,682 km. Restored and straight with new paint and good chrome. Leather lightly creased, dash all good, floors all solid, newish exhaust. No leaks. Dutch-registered. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $203,003. This was the best of its kind, the fuel-injected version. Sold on the money, having been for sale with the same London dealer who entered the Ferrari Lusso. GERMAN #184-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Alloy Gullwing. S/N 1980435500786. Silver/red leather. Odo: 2,466 km. Immaculately presented (restored early 2000s by Kienle) with perfect paint and chrome, but rather bling, to Idi Amin, Ugandan President 1971–79. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $18,045. Incredibly, the third derelict Pullman in a row that RM has pulled in from some dusty eastern province. It did not reach the dizzying $510k achieved by the basket-case Pullman Landaulet in 2009 (SCM# 152217), selling for something altogether more realistic. Rather cynically, the slave wheels it rolled in on were not included in the deal; I wonder how you were supposed to get it out of the hall. TOP 10 No. 10 #165-1988 PORSCHE 959 Komfort coupe. S/N WPOZZZ95ZJS900189. Eng. # 65H00213. Silver/gray leather. Odo: 853 km. Technical tour de force and world’s fastest production car until the F40 came along. Perfect, unused and unscuffed condition, though three-tone silver/gray leather is slightly worn. Bought from Saudi Arabia in 1996 and hardly used since. Still on #193-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 Pullman limousine. S/N 10001412001177. Brown/gray leather. Looks vaguely straight (except for a squashed left front fender), but needs everything. Half the interior is missing, as are most of ancillaries. Odometer cannot be checked, as the door handles are busted off. Exhaust on the floor beside it, brake calipers in the trunk. For spares or the very brave. Rumor has it this one could once have belonged premium you just paid. With that in mind, pretty well sold at the high end of the estimate range. #195-2005 MERCEDES-BENZ CL500 AG Excalibur coupe. S/N WDB2153751A042982. Red/magnolia leather & Alcantara. Buttoned leather interior, spangly dash, Swarovski crystals for switchgear, 30-inch rear rims. You get the picture. Digital odo. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $57,743. This was once a Mercedes, but you’d never know it. My first reaction was that it had to be an A-M Virage under all that glass, resin and Kevlar. Offered from Lithuania, where it probably should have stayed. It fetched half the hopeful estimate, about twice what would buy you a nice stock CL500. TOP 10 No. 6 BEST BUY #182-1957 MERCEDESBENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 1980427500085. White/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 542 km. Recorded kilometers are since restoration. Incredibly straight with perfect chrome and paint, shiny new leather, flawless dash. Italian titled. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $721,788. Not a huge amount was being asked for this Roadster, “offered from an important European collection,” and it was let go at the lower end of the estimate range, about $15k past where the reserve likely lay. Well bought. ITALIAN TOP 10 No. 2 #167-1930 ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 GS Testa Fissa tourer. S/N 8513089. Red/brown leather. RHD. 1930 London Saudi plates. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $496,230. While very low mileage is fascinating to see, unfortunately it renders the car pretty much unusable, unless you’re willing to sacrifice the 68 Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions London, U.K. Motor Show car and Tourist Trophy winner with Nuvolari. Said to be very original, although unfeasibly straight and shiny, and doors aren’t quite the same as in old pictures. Small Bosch lights. Leather just taking on some wear. And still with center throttle! Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,263,130. Price seems fair, and the second-place sister car driven by Giuseppe Campari, also in immaculate restored condition, is currently for sale at a U.K. dealer, so this helps the market valuation. #173-1934 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2300 spi- der. S/N 700187. Eng. # 700187. Red/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 30,272 miles. Rebodied from an open tourer into this “tipo siluro” style in late ’80s, now taking on a little patina. Beautifully burnished seat leather, original instruments. Modern oil filter, radiator cap excellent with redone seats and door trims. Floors flat, new straight-through pipes with new hangers. Italian title. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $126,313. Aurelia prices have been steepening in the past couple of years to the point where you need to spend $75k to get anything worth having, but this car had it all: early provenance, great condition and super looks. Even so, the top estimate of $160k looked rather hopeful, and I’d call this one correctly bought and sold. #134-1958 FERRARI 250 GT coupe. S/N 0861GT. Eng. # 0861GT. Black/black leather. Odo: 4,973 km. Straight and tidy following 2002 restoration. Lightly creased black leather. It’s reckoned that only 15 of these exist in their original form, as many gave away their parts to preserve more exalted models. Cond: missing. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $451,118. Delivered new to the U.K. to be bodied. Nicely, that open tourer body was displayed outside on a rolling jig, so there are no secrets. Fairly priced at twice the level of a roughish 6C, with extra legitimacy conferred after running in the Mille Miglia restrospective. #164-1948 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 S convertible. S/N 916009. Eng. # 926355. Maroon/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 29,607 km. Numbers-matching, absolutely beautiful and nothing missing or mismatching, from headlight glasses to Art Deco dash knobs. Older paint now has some swirl marks and a couple 2. SOLD AT $378,939. U.S. titled. Sold by SCMer Jack Boxstrom, who felt Europe was the best market for it. He was torn as to whether to buy Lot 170, the DB4 lightweight racer, to replace it—but that was a tad expensive. Must’ve been a wrench, but I take it he got the right money, as before the sale he said he would happily take it home again. of small scrapes. Leather lightly creased in front, unworn in rear. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $297,738. Spanish market car all its life and still Spanish-registered, with three owners from new. Sold at the high end of estimate range (in a sale where all the estimates were pretty ambitious), but in this case rightly so. #171-1951 LANCIA AURELIA B20GT coupe. S/N 1047. Eng. # 1001. Gold/beige velour. Odo: 45 km. One of the earliest B20s, apparently one of the few built by Viotti during the first production run, recently restored in Italy; straight, clean, repainted, interior 70 let’s assume it’s an oft-rebuilt old race car. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $3,157,825. Stated to be Sports Car Market #127-1959 FERRARI 250 GT LWB Tour de France coupe. S/N 1335GT. Red & black/tan leather. Odo: 4,220 km. Late open-headlight car and star of the show, with long racing history. Perfect restoration with new leather. Perspex side windows, sits on Borranis. As ever, the details are slightly different than in its period pictures, so TOP 10 No. 1 clean and tidy with factory finishes. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $225,559. Originally supplied to Switzerland, in the U.S. by 1977, in this ownership from 1996. Too good to restore and too expensive to chop into a GTO clone, this should make someone a lovely driver. #147-1964 ASA 1000 GT coupe. S/N 01104. Eng. # 173105. Silver/black leather. Odo: 29,509 miles. “Baby Ferrari” created by former Enzo employees. Lovely and straight, with headlight scoops replicated to match the original Giugiaro prototype. Nice period Tal- the 30th of 36 fourth-series single-louver cars. Italian titled, has been in the Obrist Collection. Hammer price was just about on lower estimate of $2.9m–$3.8m. Well bought. #150-1961 FERRARI 250 GTE Series 1 coupe. S/N 2697GT. Eng. # 2697GT. White/ blue leather. Odo: 47,585 km. Original matching-numbers car that’s a bit tired, but doors still fit well. Straight, older paint now with a few cracks. Original leather worn and creased, some scratches and dings in chrome. Motor is bot mirror. Modern gearstick knob is explained by the Fiat 5-speed gearbox, fitted instead of the original 4-speed plus Laycock overdrive. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $58,645. Three owners from new, the last of whom was L. Scott Bailey, founder of Automobile Quarterly magazine. Offered at no reserve and sold around 25% under the lower estimate. 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RM Auctions London, U.K. in Italy 2011, but very creased original leather confirms it’s on the second time around the clock. Mouse fur is good. Sits nicely on Borranis. Ferrari Classiche certified. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $514,274. Last sold by RM in Maranello 2009 for $287k (SCM# 120572). Although this was quite pricey for a Daytona, it’s not likely the seller got his restoration money back. So, all things considered, the buyer got a bit of a deal. TOP 10 No. 7 #152-1970 LAMBORGHINI MIURA P400S coupe. S/N 4647. Eng. # 30564. Red/beige leather. Odo: 76,252 km. Straight and shiny, but has paint cracks in rear clamshell seams and a couple of chips out of the left door. Inside it’s a bit grungy around plates. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $68,570. Offered without reserve, this managed slightly more than Lot 118, the near-perfect ’57 Bel Air convertible that followed it, easily explained by the stunning color and rarity. #110-1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD con- vertible. S/N P6FH300608. Peacock Blue/ white vinyl/blue & white vinyl. Odo: 3,033 miles. 265-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Classic year, with optional porthole-window hard top. Older restoration to as-good-as or better-than-new condition is holding up well, refreshed by re- the pedals. Leather (originally black) is newish and dash top has been retrimmed. Wears nine-inch SV rear wheels. Good history. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $640,587. Miuras are still climbing, and there aren’t many of them. Even so, I’d call this well sold for its slightly lessthan-perfect condition. #169-1973 LANCIA STRATOS Stradale coupe. S/N 829AR0000003. Eng. # 829A000. Red/black suede & velour. Odo: 14,009 km. Very early Stratos, possibly the oldest left, recently well restored to original Stradale (road version) specification by specialist Roberto Cassetta. Panels fit as per factory—i.e., the clamshells fit where they touch. Interior cent new paint. Motor clean, tidy and original, reportedly could do with a tune-up. Dash and instruments all present and correct. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $46,916. One of two Fords offered from the Zegwaard Collection, all at no reserve. Dutch titled. Better than the usual early T-bird fare at U.K. auction, and fetched a correspondingly 20% higher price. I’d say correctly bought and sold here. #118-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR con- vertible. S/N VC57L197297. Dusk Pearl/ white vinyl/silver & beige vinyl. Odo: 78,502 miles. 265-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Restored to asgood-as or better-than-new condition, like all of its companions in this 23-car collection, and good with little wear, and dash suede is the right color. English taxed and titled. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $401,495. Stratos prices have just about quadrupled over the past three to four years (partly due to the unstinting efforts of one London-based collector), and here we have the current market price for one of these rare homologation specials, on a par with an M471 lightweight RS 2.7 Carrera. AMERICAN #114-1956 CHEVROLET BEL AIR convertible. S/N VC56L021531. Sierra Gold/beige vinyl. Odo: 2,409 miles. 265-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Perfect restoration, just 2,400 miles since, with power steering, and Continental rear spare. Still on California black February 2013 little used since. Rides on correct tall whitewall crossplies, and still with original radio. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $65,863. This did $7k more than the ’58 Bel Air Impala convertible that followed it, proving that buyers are still willing to pay up for this iconic year. © 71


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Artcurial Paris, FRA Artcurial — Automobiles sur les Champs IV: La Dolce Vita in Paris Cover car, star of the show and high sale was the 1974 Lancia Stratos Groupe 4 homologation car, sold at $457k Company Artcurial Motorcars Date November 11, 2012 Location Paris, FRA Auctioneer Hervé Poulain Automotive lots sold/offered 58/73 Sales rate 79% Sales total $3,747,049 High sale 1974 Lancia Stratos Groupe 4 racer, sold at $456,984 1974 Lancia Stratos Groupe 4 rally car, sold at $456,984 Report and photos by Johann Eisenberg Market opinions in italics E uropean collectors returned to Artcurial’s beautiful headquarters at 7 Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées on November 11 for the fourth Automobiles sur les Champs sale. The 2012 catalog presented 73 classics and sport cars, and about half were offered without reserve. Auctioneer Hervé Poulain wielded his hammer masterfully, and when the final numbers were tallied, 58 cars had new owners, for a sell-through rate of 79%. The cover car, star of the show and high Paris, FRA Buyer’s premium 16% up to $380,820; 12% to $761,640; 10% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00 = €0.79) modified as a race-inspired pit vehicle sold for $21k. The Rolls-Royces and Bentleys ranged from 1936 to 1992. The oldest was a 1936 Rolls-Royce 25/30 hp sedanca by Barker, sold at $79k, fol- lowed by a 1949 Mk VI Berline, sold at $38k. Two Silver Shadows from 1972 and 1976 sold for $13k and $17k, respectively, a 1990 Mulsanne S sold for $20k, and the youngest, a 1992 Continental R, sold at $54k. Two cars on offer were notable for their significant previous own- ers: the 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL of Marcel Dassault, the famous French aircraft industrialist, and the 1985 Aston Martin Lagonda, owned by the brother of Omar Bongo, president of Gabon for 41 years from 1967 until his death in 2009. The Benz sold for $17k, and the Lagonda sale was the 1974 Lancia Stratos Groupe 4 rally car, sold at $457k (see the profile, p. 52). Rounding out the podium, a 1957 Aston-Martin DB Mk III coupe brought $212k, and a 1953 Arnolt-Bristol Bolide roadster sold for $200k. The best-represented marque was incontestably Ferrari (and Dino), with eight of 10 available cars sold for a combined total of $800k. There were nine Fiats consigned, and seven sold for a total of $167k. Just three Jaguars managed to sell out of seven offered, totaling $231k. And of the six Porsches here, five found new owners, totaling $393k. In addition to the beautiful Lancia Stratos and the Arnolt-Bristol Bolide, both above $200k, there were a number of far more affordable racers to choose from. A Fiat 124 Abarth CSA brought $58k, an Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce brought $44k, a Lotus Europa Twin Cam brought $35k, and a Fiat Multipla microvan 72 sold for $45k. But most interesting to me was the 1957 Fiat 600 coach, resprayed outside but still with well-preserved original tweed-and-vinyl seats, original red-and-black checked carpets and original jack still in its hessian bag. With old-style suicide doors and turn signals still mounted on the fenders, it was for me a time-warp car, and the charm of its originality was intoxicating. This sale does not attract multimillion- dollar cars, but it is notable for its broad variety of interesting lots across a wide range of prices and genres. From rarely seen Fiat variants under $20k, to a pre-war Rolls at $78k, all the way up to potent vintage racers at $200k, and a headliner that nearly hit the half-million mark, there was truly something here for every shopper to bid on and something to excite every automotive enthusiast. ♦ $1m $2m $3m $4m $5m 0 Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008


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Artcurial Paris, FRA ENGLISH #128-1953 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N S874200. Silver Gray/chocolate light brown leather. Odo: 74,819 miles. Difficult to spot a flaw. Very high-level body-off restoration presents extremely well. Chrome, paintwork, interior, engine bay all present as new. miles. Restored to high level. Exterior presents as perfect from 10 feet, with some scratches and bumps visible up close. All chrome redone. Interior looks brand new. Upholstery restored, carpets new. Instruments redone. Engine bay show-detailed. Matching numbers. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $211,723. One of the 551 Mk IIIs made, and a sublime example. Sold correctly, at the top of the pre-sale estimate range. #104-1965 JAGUAR XKE coupe. S/N 1E31363. Eng. # 7E48488. Mist Gray/black leather. Odo: 62,797 km. Very well preserved original car, in the same family since new. Repainted once, now showing age. Retains original Parisian registration and lube decals. nyl. Odo: 24,998 miles. Delivered new to the U.S. Regularly maintained by its different owners, as documented in the comprehensive file of invoices. Paint job shows a lot of cracking damage on the plastic body. Interior and engine bay look used. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $33,271. Should be a decent runner but not a show-winner. Sold a little strong for condition. #161-1985 ASTON MARTIN LAG- ONDA sedan. S/N SCFDL01S9FTL13419. Turquoise/beige leather. Originally delivered in France to Gustave Bongo, brother of Omar Bongo, longtime ruler of the nation of Gabon. In very nice exterior and interior condition. Excellent panel fit. Nice paint has polish scratches and touch-ups. Rear seat converted The matching-numbers mechanicals have been completely overhauled. Fiberglass hard top included. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $120,985. Sold strong for a 120, but the new owner should have no complaints. An exceptional example and an exceptional price. #140-1957 ARNOLT-BRISTOL BOLIDE roadster. S/N 404X3082. Red & white/red vinyl. Odo: 27,248 miles. Good history, two owners, including Briggs Cunningham. In fair, correct condition for a race car. Resprayed from blue at Cunningham’s request. Some paint damage. Gaps OK. Interior looks origi- Leather intact but looking a little fragile. Recent mechanical attention. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $74,104. Price paid was a touch high compared with the typical market price, but not out of line considering the originality, single-family ownership and recent work. #163-1975 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR convertible. S/N 23111477. British Racing Green/beige cloth/beige leather. Odo: 13,800 miles. Low miles and in quite good condition overall. Clean paintwork. Interior original and well kept. No sign of rust. Nice top. Engine to two separate seats, sliding divider window added, TV and VCR fitted, most chrome gilded with gold leaf. Includes documentation for all recent maintenance and restoration work. Digital dash, unable to note mileage. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $45,370. Previously sold for $56,267 at Artcurial’s February 2011 sale in Paris (SCM# 169043), which we called “a bargain.” Same statement holds today. #119-2000 ROVER MINI Cooper Sport 500 2-dr sedan. S/N SAXXNPAZE1D188613. Metallic black & light gray/black & gray vinyl. RHD. Odo: 25,000 miles. Low miles, good documentation. One of the last 500 Rover Minis built. Authenticity certificate states that nal. Has participated in the Historic Monaco Grand Prix and other touring and sporting events. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $200,381. One of 142 Bolides built. Should be totally usable. Sold right in the middle of the $182k–$234k estimate range, but about $30k above the $120k–$175k price guide valuation. Well sold, but not badly bought. #130-1957 ASTON MARTIN DB MK III coupe. S/N AM30031396. Eng. # DBA1027. Silver Gray/dark brown leather. Odo: 65,518 obviously well maintained. One owner 1975– 2009. Original tool kit included. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $58,980. One of the nicer Interceptor dropheads I’ve seen. Sold squarely midestimate for a market-correct price. #114-1983 LOTUS ESPRIT Turbo coupe. S/N FC20A1DHC30287. Eng. # JD910830320738. White/black leather & vi- this car is number 436 out of 500. Condition commensurate with mileage and age. Aftermarket radio installed, original included. Stiffer shocks fitted. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $23,441. One of the rarest and most desirable versions of the Mini, but still a spendy transaction, over the $18k high estimate. Well sold. FRENCH #120-1950 CITROËN TRACTION AVANT 15/6 replica convertible. S/N 697903. Eng. # PR00826. Black/blue cloth/ beige leather. Odo: 18,537 km. One of seven replicas built of the 15/6, with just two 74 Sports Car Market


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Artcurial Paris, FRA Ds produced. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $143,669. The convertible D is rarer than a Speedster (with 2,911 produced), but more affordable. This sold for Speedster money. Well sold, but the new owner has an immaculate car. #102-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304210018645. Gold/ black cloth soft top/black hard top/black vinyl. Odo: 121,253 km. Sold new in Paris. Only two owners, the second with it since 1968. Astonishingly original condition in spite of thought built by the factory. In poor general condition. Paintwork shows a lot of damage. Rubber and roof need to be replaced. Both bumpers dented. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $111,912. This will be a solid base for a restoration, but I fear the buyer is already upsidedown. Sold at nearly double the $60k high pre-sale estimate. GERMAN #152-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 7502017. Cream/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 98,137 miles. Complete professional restoration in the 1990s following importation from the U.S., driven less than 10,000 km since, and still holding up well. some little bumps. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $54,443. It is extremely rare to find an example of this model with such clear history and that has been so carefully maintained throughout its life. A good car, well bought. #125-1989 PORSCHE 911 Carrera Speedster. S/N WPOEB0914KS173023. Red/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 23,177 miles. Low miles, two owners from new, used sparingly. U.S.-market car, imported to Europe by second owner. Paint and trim in excellent a Veloce-specification engine. Driven 25k miles since and scrupulously documented. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $39,320. Sold in the estimation range. Fair price for a very wellsorted Giulietta with an engine swap. #122-1961 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA Sprint Veloce coupe. S/N AR155993. Eng. # 010600156. Red/red & light gray vinyl. Odo: 667 km. Restored in early 2000s, still presents well. Paint and trim still shiny with no major Good paint and trim. Interior looks mint. Original clock and radio still work. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $102,837. Nice color combination on a 190SL with no obvious needs. A little bit expensive, but these continue to appreciate in the market, so buyer may be OK if he holds onto it for a while. #139-1959 PORSCHE 356A convertible D. S/N 86824. Eng. # 845906162. Metallic Silver/red cloth/red leather. Odo: 42,090 miles. Presents as mint. Bare-body respray to highest standard. Leather completely redone. Engine, suspension and brakes refurbished and all look brand new. One of 1,330 convertible 3496. Red/gray & red cloth. Odo: 76,727 km. Restored about 10 years ago in Italy, but no longer sharp. Acquired by a Greek collector in 2005 and driven little. Paint job is cracked in various places, and one of the delightful tiny rear lights is broken. Interior almost perfect. Retains original engine. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $39,320. A desirable car restored to original spec and with original engine, but not without its needs. Considering that it’s basically a mechanical unknown, have to call it well sold at the price. #101-1961 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA Spider. S/N 11680. Red/black cloth/black leather & red carpet. Odo: 59,271 km. Nice used condition. Sold new in France, fully restored a few years ago, including the body, hood and mechanical components. Fitted with condition. Engine has clearly been thoroughly maintained. Leather seats look like new. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $120,985. Sold squarely midestimate. Basically a new car with no needs, no worries, no questions and all its life ahead of it. Well bought and sold. ITALIAN #113-1957 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA 750 Sprint coupe. S/N 149303793. Eng. # 13150- flaws. Interior well preserved. Still with original floor mats. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $65,029. A superb matching-numbers Alfa in excellent condition. Sold deservedly at the high estimate. Well bought and sold. #146-1962 FIAT 600 MULTIPLA van. S/N 00108098728. White, red and light blue/ black & red. Odo: 19 km. Specially modified in period by a dealer for his racing team support, and improved in numerous ways over the original version. The 767-cc 4-cylinder has a twin-intake Solex 32 carburetor, tubular Abarth exhaust, Abarth oil sump and, like the 1000 TC, an aluminium expansion tank with the radiator moved to the front. Wider arches and wheels. Recently refurbished. Exterior in 76 Sports Car Market


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Artcurial Paris, FRA cations and less-than-pristine condition, the price paid looked reasonable. #108-1968 AUTOBIANCHI LUTECE 2-dr sedan. S/N 103795. Eng. # 110F2020387. Baby blue & ivory/cream vinyl. Odo: 59,893 km. High-quality restoration completed in the mid-1990s. Just 12 km driven since 1995. Cosmetics still eye-catching and good condition, except the chrome, body gaskets and rims, which need to be redone. Interior presents as mint. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $21,172. Looks like a correct price for a custom Italian microcar with race provenance, of a sort. It will definitely cause a stir in the paddock. #134-1963 FERRARI 250 GTE 2+2 coupe. S/N 3205. Eng. # 3205. Silver gray/ black leather. Odo: 87,317 km. In need of restoration. Paintwork damaged, with several scratches and corrosion bubbles in places. Chrome needs also to be redone. Interior looks better than the exterior, with nice patina. Engine reportedly rebuilt in January. Brakes and holding up OK, but mechanical condition unknown. Will require recommissioning. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,179. A solid basis for restoration. Considering that these can fetch $30k or more when perfect, I don’t think the buyer overpaid. #109-1968 SIATA SPRING convertible. S/N 870788. Purple/black cloth/gray braided leatherette. Odo: 54,320 km. Restored in early 1990s, including engine, bodywork, paint and upholstery. Driven little since. Cosmetics OK. Rust on hinges. Vinyl interior needs some at- examples thought built. In the Catimini Collection since 1993. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $15,879. One of the rarest Fiat 500 derivatives, with unusual and appealing styling. This very well-preserved example sold squarely in the middle of the $12k–$19k pre-sale estimate range. A 1964 750 Moretti sold for $15,546 at Coys Padua in 2009 (SCM# 153140), making this price look market-correct. steering need attention, per catalog. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $181,477. A beautiful Ferrari 2+2 with needs. Sold at a market price for condition. #154-1963 LANCIA FLAMINIA PF coupe. S/N 4793. Two-tone blue/black vinyl. Odo: 22,832 km. One of 5,236 PF coupes built. Modified by previous owner, who was a former rally driver, with upgraded shock absorbers, brakes, and other special equipment. Paint and trim in good condition, but interior tention. Varnished wood dash. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $15,879. These were not particularly high-quality vehicles when new, and any surviving example today needs careful mechanical maintenance and diligent rust prevention. Looked like an expensive price. #106-1969 AUTOBIANCHI EDEN ROC convertible. S/N 009227. Eng. # 110F004201626. Almond Green/beige cloth/butter leather. Odo: 89,254 km. Restored to high looks a bit used. Recent full service, four new tires. Has completed the Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $25,709. Rare and elegant, the PF coupe remains an affordable classic. The best examples can fetch $50k, but considering this one’s modifi- 78 rear brake overhaul. Driven little since. Interior shows age with lightly wrinkled leather still in good shape. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $105,862. A good example, but still undervalued in the marketplace. Sold at the $105k low estimate, which seems right for condition. #158-1972 FERRARI DINO 246 GTS Spyder. S/N 246GT03698. Red/black leather. Odo: 1,413 km. Born a 246 GT coupe, modified during the ’80s to become a GTS Spyder, with a removable roof fitted. Quality of the Sports Car Market #123-1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4 coupe. S/N 14815. Eng. # F101ACOQO. Metallic black/black leather. Odo: 12,760 km. Recent repaint presents well. Acquired in 2005 by seller, who then undertook major mechanical maintenance, including valve clearance work, fuel system overhaul, carburetor rebuild and standard in 1998, driven 13 km since, and still presenting well. Shiny paint color suits the microcar proportions well. Interior shows no significant signs of wear. Sold without MoT. From the Catimini Collection. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $24,197. Sold a touch above the $23k high estimate, which seems strong for how much car you’re getting. But considering the continued demand for unusual microcars, probably market-correct. #107-1969 FIAT 500 Moretti coupe. S/N 1898816. Eng. # 110F2010339. Red & ivory/ black & red vinyl. Odo: 47,394 km. Sporty styling inspired by the Fiat 850; mechanicals based on the Fiat 500F. Almost in perfect condition except for a broken right front window. Paint and chrome shiny. Interior sporty and well kept. Engine bay dusty. One of 400–500


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Artcurial Paris, FRA conversion is excellent. Original engine rebuilt three years ago. Good paint and trim, interior nicely preserved. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $184,502. Cheap way into a well-sorted Spyder, although not likely to appreciate much as a collectible. Well sold, and I hope the buyer enjoys it without restraint. #115-1972 FIAT DINO 2400 spider. S/N 1568. Eng. # 135C000. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 119,528 km. Bodywork refurbished in 1990, but looks today to be in relatively bad condition. Evidence of corrosion noticeable. Interior presents a lot of signs that the car has not been very well maintained. But along with the original headlights. In good shape for a racer. Said to be mechanically “sound.” Cond: 4. SOLD AT $58,224. Nice historic racer, eligible for major international events. Fair price, sold squarely mid-estimate. #127-1974 LANCIA STRATOS coupe. S/N 829AR0001849. White, green & red/ black racing buckets. Groupe 4 customer car. Looks exciting in Alitalia racing livery, and fully prepped for competition. Roll cage, harnesses, stripped interior, fire extinguisher, dual tanks. In quite good condition overall, espe- mechanical attention, this one looked like a solid buy. The SCM Pocket Price Guide puts these in the range of $46,500 to $63,000. #112-2000 FERRARI 550 MARANELLO coupe. S/N ZFFZR49B000119560. Nürburgring Gray/blue leather. Odo: 57,790 km. Well maintained, with belts replaced in April of 2012 at 55,900 km. No flaws noted in paint. Bright blue interior in good shape. Service book has been stamped. has the larger and more desirable 2.4. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $57,468. One of 1,989 Dino Spiders and said to be one of only 23 imported to France. This will be a good base for restoration, and if Fiat Dinos follow the trajectory of their Ferrari brethren, it could prove well bought in the long run. #143-1974 FIAT 124 Abarth CSA con- vertible. S/N 124CSA0077260. Red & black/ black hard top/black & brown vinyl & velvet. Odo: 65,662 km. Stated to be one of approximately 1,000 Abarth versions. Fitted with special hard top, four-point roll cage, fiberglass hood, bucket seat, Terratrip navigation system, bolt-on wheels, Carello Megalux headlights, cially for a racer. With same owner since 2001, who has used the car twice. Four spare rims included. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $456,984. One of the most brilliant and iconic rally cars in history. Totally usable and sold right, just at the low estimate. See the profile on p. 54. #111-1989 FERRARI 328 GTS spider. S/N ZFFWA20B000072113. Red/black vinyl hard top/black leather. Odo: 41,200 km. Nice cosmetic condition, lowish miles. Presents well. Purchased by a mechanic in 2012 at 33k km for his personal use, overhauled with new timing belts, tensioners, water pumps, fuel pump parts, filters and tires. Injection system adjusted. Original interior in good condition considering the age and kilometers driven. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $45,370. With the recent WHAT’S YOUR CAR WORTH? FIND OUT AT NOW FREE! The world’s largest collector car price guide based on over 500,000 sold transactions from . Updated weekly. collectorcarpricetracker.com 80 and chrome have been restored. Interior in fair shape. Rarely seen in this body today. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $43,857. This car combined elegance, comfort, power and American splendor. I think it was well bought and well sold, right at the top of the estimate range. © Sports Car Market Includes tool kit and owner’s manuals. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $63,517. Not really a low-miles car, but nicely kept, and the recent service is a critical plus. Fair price paid, just under the $64k high estimate. Purchased right here for $76k at Artcurial’s October 2011 Paris sale a year ago (SCM# 187834). AMERICAN #103-1947 CADILLAC SERIES 62 club coupe. S/N 8449043. Eng. # 14513321. Beldon Blue/light blue velvet. Odo: 19,621 miles. 346-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Superb presentation. Imported into France in the 1980s. Bodywork


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Collector Car Productions Toronto, CAN Collector Car Productions — 2012 Toronto Fall Classic Car Auction The 1916 National bus sold for $5k and, running at 800 rpm, had a top speed of 12 mph Company Collector Car Productions Date October 26–28 Location Toronto, CAN Auctioneers Brent Earlywine, Mike Shackelton Automotive lots sold/offered 200/337 Sales rate 59% 1968 Shelby GT500 KR convertible, sold for $184,866 Report and photos by Norm Mort Market opinions in italics D espite cool and wet weather in Toronto for this year’s Fall Classic Car Auction, all the numbers were up: attendance, number of vehicles offered, percentage sold, and nearly $530k more in sales over last year. With the Canadian dollar about on par with the Yankee buck, we don’t see as many of our American collector cousins as in times past, but the Toronto auction is still a popular event for enthusiasts from the Buffalo and Detroit areas. Speaking with a number of my appraisal clients, fel- low writers and enthusiasts, we all commented on the overall number of high-quality collector vehicles on offer. Sales-wise, it was interesting to note that the second- highest sale at CCP’s spring auction — a 1939 Packard 120 convertible, sold at $72k — wouldn’t have made it into the top five here. The top two sales were both 1968 Shelby GT500 KRs, at $185k and $128k, followed by a 1968 Chevelle SS LS6 454 at $91k, proving that muscle remains hot. Perhaps not as white-hot as these cars were a few years back, but still market leaders in the Americana collector segment. Woodies have faced a similar decline in value, but they still have a loyal and enthusiastic following, as was seen in heated bidding for a 1947 Chrysler Town & Country convertible, which topped out just north of $90k. The Toronto auction always has its unusual orphan consignment — that very rarely seen car or truck — and this year the prize went to a 1916 National bus. Before arriving at auction, it had spent the past 13 years in a 82 Toronto, Ontario museum. And apparently, before being restored as a bus, it was a heavy truck used as a welldrilling rig for drinking water. The current owner performed a complete frame-off restoration and conversion Sales total $3,688,832 High sale 1968 Shelby GT500 KR convertible, sold at $184,866 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = $0.99 CAN) over three years. The frame was constructed of half-inch metal, so there should be no concern over rust issues for the next few centuries. Running at 800 rpm, the bus can reach a top speed of 12 miles per hour. Reportedly still in running condition, it would be perfect for Toronto, as that’s about the speed of downtown traffic. The bus was well bought at just a hair under $5k. Another rarely seen vehicle offered was a 1965 Autobianchi Panoramica two-door wagon. Derived from the Fiat 500, not officially imported into North America and rare even in Italy today, this particular mini-wagon was even more unique, as at some time in the past it recieved a faux “woodie” treatment. It failed to sell at a top bid of $5,518. There always seems to be a coincidental abundance of one type or make of vehicle at the Toronto auction, and this year it was vintage station wagons. Wagons of the ’50s and ’60s have become very popular over the past decade, after years of being basically just donor cars for hard tops and convertibles. There was a wide variety of makes and models from the Big Three here, including three Chevy Nomads representing each of the Tri-Five model years. The ’55 sold for $26k, the ’56 no-saled at $20k and the ’57 sold for $53k. CCP’s fall sale has grown steadily in recent Sales Totals $5m years, totaling $2.4m in 2009, $2.8m in 2010, $3.2m in 2011 and $3.7m this year. During that time, total cars sold increased from 169 to 200, and average price per car crept up from $14k to $18k. This is the kind of trend that tends to feed itself, as sellers feel comfortable consigning better and better cars to a growing audience of enthusiasts who are eager to buy. I can’t wait to see what happens at the Toronto Spring Classic in April. ♦ $4m $3m $2m $1m 0 Sports Car Market 2012 2011 2010 2009


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Collector Car Productions Toronto, CAN CANADIAN #SP140-1916 NATIONAL bus. S/N HA2048. Blue & wood/black. Older restoration. Solid, well-finished wood. Older paint has more patina than wear. Well-worn brass lamps. Decent black vinyl-and-wood seats. Original Waukesha RU4R engine supposedly rebuilt, but looks like it’s been untouched for years. Solid oak dash, no odometer or speed- and headliner. Partially resprayed gray dash, new carpets. Original engine compartment detailed with rebuilt engine. Freshly painted ometer; carbide lamps. Said to be in running condition, with numerous oil puddles. Sold on Bill of Sale. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $4,967. This Canadian truck with its bus bodywork had been on static display in a museum for the past 13 years. Now said to be in good running condition, it boasts a slightly less static top speed of 12 miles per hour. Well bought. #SP99-1956 MONARCH RICHELIEU 2-dr hard top. S/N 364AK56195147. White & yellow/yellow vinyl. Odo: 9,099 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Very decent older paint with a bit of overspray on C-posts, few chips and touch-ups. Rechromed with some wear and scratches. Very yellow interior still clean. Cat’s whiskers missing on rear side windows. gray/silver underside. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $10,033. The British Saloon Car Club of Canada (of which I’m a member) knows of a few of these, but the A50 version is much rarer than the more common A55. Despite hundreds of thousands of these “cow-hip” sedans being built, the monocoque design means few examples survived. Seller figured this was one of the best on the road and most agreed. Yet although charming and rare, these sedans are slow and plebian in nature. Although it probably cost much more to restore, the high bid was market-correct or generous. #SP46-1956 JAGUAR XK 140 coupe. S/N 814595. White/black leather. Odo: 36,657 miles. Little info offered, but supposedly a complete engine rebuild just completed, new brakes and over $30k spent. Door fit and sitting high at rear are cause for concern. Very decent respray. Newer black leather immaculate, as is wood. Fresh chrome and fully de- CD player was probably fitted for entertainment while waiting for the tow truck. Described as a “very rare British sports car and running great,” it would indeed be rare if it ran great. I had my doubts, as did others, based on its very tatty appearance. Price offered was generous. #SP139-1976 TRIUMPH TR6 convert- ible. S/N CF51399U. Orange/black vinyl/ black vinyl. Odo: 45,482 miles. Older paint with rust blemishes in seams, rust in B-posts and dog-legs. Oddly pinstriped across trunk. Dinged in rear bumper, worn original chrome. Recent re-covered seats, interior is decent original. New, original-style black vinyl top. Still well detailed under the hood. Older whitewalls yellowed. A driver, but a very nice one. One of only 913 Monarch Richelieu hard tops built. No reserve. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $20,694. This was another bargain for Canuck car enthusiasts. Price was on the low side if no surprise issues. The original 1956 Monarch ad read “NOTHING LIKE IT ANYWHERE!” which still holds true today. ENGLISH #150-1955 AUSTIN A50 Cambridge se- dan. S/N HS5L87351. Gray/gray leather. Odo: 27,185 miles. Showroom-like condition. Very clean newer paint in original color. Some original slightly pitted chrome, but mostly new. All new rubber gaskets. New leather interior 84 tailed engine, compartment and trunk. Fresh tires, repainted wire wheels. Flat black underside with no detailing. An attention-getter one way or another. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $71,739. Some thought this looked smart, others felt it looked like a “girlie” car or pimpmobile. Losing the wide whitewalls and going with repainted silver wheels should solve any negative perceptions. Big bucks paid for a coupe, so seller did well. #626-1974 JENSEN-HEALEY convert- ible. S/N 19856. Orange/black hard top/brown vinyl. Odo: 82,380 miles. Recent respray of a California car with lots of debris, sanding marks and checkered flag stripe. Brightwork all-scratched original. Redone brown vinyl seats, grubby green older carpets. Refinished wood trim not to factory standards. Hard top fitted, with tattered remains of the soft top. Decent factory mags. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $4,013. On the scale of reliability (and desirability), these Jensen-Healey convertibles are toward the bottom. The new aftermarket Sports Car Market Very original underhood. Redline tires, factory wheels. A few miles left in this driver. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $7,726. No overdrive, large bumpers and pollution add-ons don’t make this the most desirable of the TR6 line. Not a bad buy if you can drive it as-is or enjoy it as a rolling resto, but price paid plus repairs could have bought a much nicer turn-key car. GERMAN #449-1968 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER Westfalia minibus. S/N 238160333. Red & white/camper top/gray vinyl. Odo: 75,049 miles. Recent quick respray. Original worn brightwork and painted bum


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Collector Car Productions Toronto, CAN pers. Dusty, dirty original interior. Camping fittings need replacement. Vinyl seats worn, ripped. Engine and underside original and worn, but solid. No reserve. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $3,587. Reportedly a recent mechanical tune-up, but two new tires and three new chrome hubcaps as recent improvements isn’t a lot to brag about. Price paid was a bargain despite cosmetic condition. Very well bought. #SP77-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304412009798. Navy blue/black hard top/black vinyl soft top/tan leather. Odo: 70,425 miles. Decent respray, but not to factory standard. Older rechrome showing some scratches but presentable. Tan leather cracking. Poorly refinished interior wood trim. Weird older green carpets fitted. Driver-condition underhood. Original Blau- ITALIAN #457-1986 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER VELOCE convertible. S/N ZARBA5419G1037631. Dark silver/black/tan & blue leather. Odo: 36,455 km. A very original, low-mileage example. Factory paintwork still looks good with few marks. Clean tan-and-blue leather interior, well-kept carpets. Top and brightwork show minimal wear. Some wear under the restoration in the past. Solid, well-finished woodwork. Decent paint; right front fender a slightly lighter red. Older chrome still nice. Multiple dings in radiator. Minimal wear on punkt radio. Equipped with hard top and likenew soft top, all original manuals, and service books dealer-stamped up to 60k miles. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $25,084. Although prices for the Pagoda SLs are climbing, this one was about market-correct considering condition. Since it was a local car all its life, I suspect it might return next spring for another go across the block and sell, if current owner spends just a bit more time and money on presentation. #SP103-1969 PORSCHE 912 coupe. S/N 129020435. Bahama Yellow/black & white cloth & vinyl. Odo: 63,730 miles. Imported to Canada in 2007 and reportedly underwent a light interior and exterior restoration including an engine rebuild. Some dirt in fresher repaint, but otherwise few issues. Decent chrome a hood, but could easily be brought back to likenew condition. Nicer than many and with working a/c! Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $11,313. While there were two other Alfa Spiders at the auction, this was the newest, cleanest example. With an Ontario safety certificate dated August, it was a safer bet, too. MGBs and TR6s remain more desirable, despite lesser sophistication and comfort. Price paid was about market-correct for these rather unappreciated Italian sports cars. A fair deal for both buyer and seller. AMERICAN #425-1913 FORD MODEL T speedster. S/N 502726. Blue/gray vinyl. Excellent paintwork. Beautifully refinished wood dash and steering wheel. Unique monocle windshield. Lots of polished brass in excellent condition except scratched, dinged radiator. Well-padded bucket seats like new. Bright yellow wire wheels with wide whites. Painted, detailed seat. Nicely painted wheels. Tilt-out windshield, wooden toolbox, leather hood straps, pinstriped wheels, cowl lights and dual sideview mirrors. A pretty but painfully slow hauler. No odo. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $12,692. Ford built its TT trucks as a running chassis with the cabs and beds being constructed most often by local builders. No information was provided here. Price paid was well below restoration cost, but about market-correct. #SP47-1930 LASALLE 340 sedan. S/N 601425. Blue & black/gray cloth. Odo: 11,872 miles. A rare original LaSalle with very low miles. Decent original two-tone paint. Most exterior chrome replated. Original moth-eaten cloth interior salvageable. Swiss-cheese interior blinds. Original under hood except refreshed cylinder heads. New tires on repainted mix of original and new. Clean houndstooth seats, new black carpet. Engine bay detailed. Factory wheels sandblasted, resprayed silver. An eye-catching 912 in a fun color. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $24,080. Very appealing, period color combo. Appeared to be a clean, rust-free, well-sorted example, but still a 912. Price seemed more than generous for the poorer cousin 4-banger. 86 engine. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $18,762. The wonderful color combo had everyone admiring this speedster. A professional, full restoration only 500 miles ago. If you wanted one, this was it at a price which was about half of what it must have cost to build. Highly impractical, but a bit of a blast in a country setting or just to gaze at each morning when you raise the garage door. Well bought, and in today’s market, well sold. #SP18-1919 FORD MODEL TT pickup. S/N 495941. Red & wood/red vinyl. Body-off blue wood-spoke wheels. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,762. A rare LaSalle and even rarer in that it reportedly ran well. Very acceptable factory paint that would be a shame to lose. Last driven on public roads in 1932, this was a true 80-year time capsule. A LaSalle is no Cadillac, but a big step up from a Chevy. Price paid was in Ford Model A range, so well bought. #419-1939 CADILLAC SERIES 60 SPE- CIAL sedan. S/N 6291165. Tan & maroon/tan cloth & maroon vinyl. Odo: 76,142 miles. Older restoration showing age. Prep issues and polishing scratches in paint. Period tan cloth with maroon vinyl. Dash still fresh. Older chrome pitting, scratched, dulling, yet acceptable other than grille guard. Worn under the Sports Car Market


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Collector Car Productions Toronto, CAN panels. Rebuilt and well-detailed straight-8 motor. With dual heaters, power top, radio, wide whites and dual spotlights. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $90,501. Woodies in well-restored condition will always be a safe investment. This T&C was bought new by the Newfoundland Tourist Board and then sold to California until it came back to Canada six months ago. Town & Country woodies are still some of the most desirable, and price paid favored the new seller. hood. Solid; surface rust on underside. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $11,037. Fairly rare 60 Special, nicely equipped. A 20-footer that needs a bit of spit and polish. Bid was on low side for a Caddy, but the market is limited for this era of car in this condition. #437-1939 NASH AMBASSADOR se- dan. S/N H51989. Black/beige cloth. Odo: 51,647 miles. Factory paint cracked, thinning, numerous touch-ups, but would be a shame to repaint. Runningboard rubber dry but in decent condition. Original cloth interior worn but all there. Dash and steering wheel still good. Rubber gaskets dried and cracked. Worn #SP98-1948 MERCURY EIGHT con- vertible. S/N 899A2264733. Black/black cloth top/maroon & black vinyl. Odo: 1,611 miles. 239-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Former California Mercury recently restored. Nearly flawless finish in high-luster black paint. Like-new black Haartz cloth top with the correct small glass rear window and fastener buttons. Re- but the very modern steering wheel looked downright silly. I told one collector friend it wasn’t worth much more than $12k, so final price came as a shock. Well sold! #SP124-1951 FORD CUSTOMLINE convertible. S/N BIEG110573. Red/black cloth/red & black vinyl. Odo: 22,778 miles. 239-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. A concours-quality rotisserie restoration with few flaws. Showquality red paint with minor imperfections and polishing marks. Door fit needs adjusting. Newer vinyl upholstery like new. Fresh chrome and polished stainless. Some minor scratches, dings in door caps, wear on taillamp bezels. Detailed suspension. Excellent engine- and pitted under hood. Underside solid, but rust-covered. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $4,194. A barn-find is always popular, and everyone stopped for a look. Price paid could be made up in parts if it starts to look like a money pit. If not, it will be a cool and welcomed addition to local car shows and cruises. No downside at this price. #SP132-1947 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY convertible. S/N 7405010. Cream & wood/tan cloth/brown vinyl & cloth. Odo: 84,331 miles. 325-ci I8, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Previously restored to a high level and still very good. Paint with few flaws. Rot-free ash and mahogany wood with neat joints. Tan cloth excellent, other than needs a good cleaning. Older chrome showing little wear. Fresher interior is like new with excellent matching chromed front and rear bumpers; other pieces pitted and scratched. Rebuilt, reupholstered vinyl interior in original style. Correct rubber flooring in front, carpeted rear. Repainted factory wheels on fresh BF Goodrich wide whites. Detailed underhood. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $35,318. These convertible Mercs have been popular forever. Price paid was a bargain, well below restoration costs. Well bought. #SP75-1950 WILLYS JEEPSTER con- vertible. S/N 12735. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 1 km. V6, auto. Newer Ford V6 of unknown spec, plus transmission, radiator, electric fan, steering wheel, etc. Recent OK respray with debris and imperfections. Good luster on chrome despite pitting. Incorrect pattern on new vinyl seats. New tires. Rear-mounted spare with chrome ring. No reserve. Cond: 3-. bay detail with all correct hoses, clamps, etc. With rear fender skirts, wide whites, correct spare and jack, original push button radio. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $55,184. Another period ’50s car restored to very high level. Popular models with collectors, although not a hot era in general for Fords. Most are customized, so it was great to see a desirable open Ford restored to original factory specs. Restoration of this quality wasn’t inexpensive, considering all that chrome and detailing. Therefore, price paid was a bargain if it was the car of your dreams. #SP49-1955 CHEVROLET NOMAD wagon. S/N VC55N141966. Turquoise & white/blue & white vinyl. Odo: 31,664 miles. 350-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Reportedly repainted once in the ’60s, with dirt and scrapes. Original chrome pitted. Original repairable interior. Replacement 1967 350 engine detailed to look like original. T10 4-Speed transmission with SOLD AT $20,970. Often hailed as the “last American phaeton,” this example was neither fish nor fowl. I was very surprised by the amount of attention it received. Most chatted about how “practical” the conversion was, 88 Hurst shifter fitted. Chassis rebuilt; partially refurbished under the hood. Good 20-footer. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $25,936. Imported from Tennessee in 1972 and sat in a garage. 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Collector Car Productions Toronto, CAN tially refurbished, driver-quality example was a good deal. #SP122-1955 FORD FAIRLANE Crown Victoria Skyliner 2-dr sedan. S/N U5GF168192. Tropical Rose & Snowshoe White/ glass/cream & pink vinyl. Odo: 159 miles. 272-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Crown Victoria Association national Best of Show winner. Mileage is since three-year rotisserie restoration. Virtually flawless two-tone paint with equally pristine matching vinyl interior. Fresh chrome and interior. Detailed engine, minor wear on manifold only. Snazzy driver. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $56,187. A rarer open Mercury in flashy, stylish ’50s colors. Few real flaws, minor chips, little gloss. Minor scratches on fresher chrome. Minimal wear, some wrinkling on seats. Detailed engine compartment showing wear. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $20,067. Although not the best Nomad on the block, this one was still a pretty nice driver. Its faults were not too serious, although the paint would probably require attention over the next five years. Previously seen at Mecum Indy 2010, where it failed to sell at an undisclosed high bid (SCM# 163592). More recently sold for $17k at Auctions America by RM’s 2012 Auburn Fall sale (SCM# 213571), which would seem to make this offer about right. #426-1957 CHEVROLET NOMAD highly polished trim. Fully detailed trunk, engine compartment and motor. Floors painted body color. Retains original inspection marks. Even the tires appear mint. With glass top, power windows, seats and steering, wire wheel caps, heater, radio, fender skirts and wide whitewalls. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $66,221. Price seemed low for a true concours trailer queen with so many excellent features. Very well bought. #SP87-1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N M6FH140366. Fiesta Red/ black cloth/white hard top/red & white vinyl. Odo: 296 miles. 292-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Previous frame-off restoration. Very decent Fiesta Red paint looks more like salmon and clashes with red-and-white interior. Chrome and stainless formerly refinished to show-quality still survive well. Highly detailed engine including be easily improved. Wide whitewalls, spinner caps and radio. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $62,910. This 4-speed ’57 was imported from California from a long-term owner. Added attraction was the optional high-horse 283/270, 2x4barrel carb, solid lifter engine. All the engine shielding, including spark-plug shields, T3 headlights and rebound straps were there. Lots of good stuff with little downside. Well bought and sold. dress-up kit. Like-new factory porthole hard top, black Haartz cloth soft top. Ford wire wheel discs. Power windows, seats, steering, T&C radio, factory clock and tach, Continental kit. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $45,150. Nicely restored 15 years ago and still looking good. It’s all about the options on these, and this one had lots. Prices have fallen in recent years, but that said, high bid was on the low side. #SP105-1956 MERCURY MONTCLAIR convertible. S/N 56ME33636M. Red & white/black vinyl/white & red vinyl. Odo: 523 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Minor orange peel flaws in otherwise excellent paint. Minor wear, scratches on fresh chrome. Like-new 90 #SP109-1957 CHEVROLET NOMAD wagon. S/N VC56L026481. Twilight Turquoise & India White/black & white vinyl & cloth. Odo: 82,498 miles. 265-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Older repaint with prep issues appearing, chrome. Continental kit, twin spots, rear fender skirts, wide whitewalls, original radio. Has ’50s fashion and flash. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $26,488. Despite original ’57 road tests favoring these Fords over Chevys, the collector-car market has a very different viewpoint. I overheard it called “gaudy,” so maybe the Flame Red/Raven Black paint was why it was so cheap. Well bought. Sports Car Market but not quite concours level. Mercury models just don’t have the same following as Fords, despite being upmarket versions of basically the same car. Price offered was about spot-on, but Lot SP128, a similar car in coral and white, sold at $85k, so seller decided to hold out for more. #SP119-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E57S103768. Black & gray/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 42,425 miles. 283-ci 270-hp V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Excellent paint but minor imperfections, chip in hood. Nice chrome. Little interior wear. Dashboard repainted very bright orange-red. Minor soiling, wear on highly detailed engine could power disc brakes and steering. Good-quality black paint with few imperfections. Decent chrome. Fresh bright red vinyl interior. Weld Racing wheels and super-wide rear tires. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $52,976. Described as “not a drag car,” but sure looked the part. If you wanted off-the-line power, this was for you. Price paid was fair, with advantage going to the seller. #SP111-1957 FORD FAIRLANE 500 Sunliner convertible. S/N C70C213846. Red & black/white vinyl/ cream & red vinyl. Odo: 1,388 miles. 292-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Decent paint, but not concours-quality. Totally rechromed with wavy bumpers. New white vinyl power top. Fresh interior and carpets. Dirt in paint on resprayed dash. Detailed under the hood with added BEST BUY wagon. S/N C5722019. Black/red vinyl. Odo: 1,147 miles. 427-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Extensively restored in 2011 with many performance upgrades. Big block of unknown origin. Ford nine-inch rear, BeCool radiator, twin electric fans, MSD ignition, Edelbrock package, shift kit, Ididit tilt steering column,


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Collector Car Productions Toronto, CAN #SP129-1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA convertible. S/N 8176758616. Rio Red/black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 69,999 miles. 283-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Recent frame-off restoration. Excellent panel fit. Fresh Rio Red exterior with black vinyl power top with few flaws. Some minor pitting, scratches on trim. New tri-color factory vinyl interior. Carpeted, detailed trunk. an excellent driver and local show winner. Straight body and excellent panel fit, except hood. Excellent paint except in seams. Chrome and brightwork decent. Authentically redone interior like-new but needs more padding. Slight fading on red carpets. Fully detailed underhood. Power steering, brakes, windows. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $45,150. An original 348 Tri-Power car with correct engine stampings. This Impala convertible was seldom used since its restoration, but that was back in the 1990s. The overly enthusiastic description did not live up to reality. Price offered seemed like all the money. Fully painted, detailed underhood and underside. Wide whitewalls, chrome Kleenex dispenser, Continental kit, power steering, factory fender skirts, dual exhaust. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $63,211. Despite their unique oneyear-only styling, ’58 Chevs will never have the same level of desirability as the ’55–’57 models. Nicely restored to car-show standards, the high bid on this very red convertible was close but on the low side. #SP19-1958 FORD RANCH WAGON station wagon. S/N G8RY146834. White & wood/red & white. Odo: 17,077 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A Southern, rust-free restorod, wonderfully presented with vintage pop cooler, lobster trap, fishing rods, etc. Paint impressive, decent chrome. Original vinyl interior with split in rear seat. Flat black engine compartment. Detailed engine bay with #SP48-1960 CHEVROLET PARKWOOD wagon. S/N 01635S100683. Blue/ blue cloth & vinyl. Odo: 9,213 miles. 348-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Arizona wagon reportedly runs and drives like new. Worn original blue paint and poorly resprayed white roof with dirt. Original scratched, pitted chrome. Interior soiled and worn. Rebuilt engine, bright repainted orange block, but engine bay other- ment in its day, but today they are stylish icons of the past, especially when outfitted with all the options and faux-wood trim like this one. Price offered was substantial, but with original, low-mileage cars going for about as much as or more than a concours restoration, the owner was right to hang on and wait for a better offer. #SP113-1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N RBT11US2461214147. Sateen Silver/white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 3,301 miles. 327-ci 250-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Older restoration still an eyecatcher. Paint finish still good. Chrome aging, pitted, sanding marks evident. Black vinyl seats show no wear, but foam deteriorating. Fully detailed underhood showing use. Newer AM/FM radio, radial tires and spinner wheel covers. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $51,873. This final-year C1 wasn’t 100% original, but it drew crowds. Nicely optioned and easily upgraded, it was about spot-on for the current market. Seller and buyer should both be pleased. wise worn original. Rebuilt transmission, rear end and full suspension. New tires. New door panels. Cosmetically bad, mechanically good. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $11,037. Somewhat rough-looking but still very original and desirable, with numbers-matching 348/335 TriPower and factory 4-speed, this was a wagon you could drive and enjoy or further refurbish cosmetically as a rolling resto. Buyer did well. upgraded 390 V8. Low-profile mag wheels. With luggage rack, Vintage Air, period vacation accessories. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $36,120. A real attention-getter, this turned off some with its in-between restored/original/ custom character. It might have been worth just as much or more in totally original condition. Still, bidding was enthusiastic, and top bid seemed more than enough, all things considered. #SP116-1960 CHEVROLET IMPALA convertible. S/N 01867J217912. Red/white vinyl/red & white vinyl. Odo: 1,359 miles. 348-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Older restoration still #SP137-1961 FORD COUNTRY SQUIRE wagon. S/N 1A68X135706. Cream & wood/red & white vinyl. Odo: 53,670 miles. 352-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Original factory paint with few flaws. Rechromed front bumpers and polished trim. Luggage rack looks new. Original vinyl interior showing minimal wear except on driver’s side. Documented low miles. Optional power steering, power brakes, luggage carrier, fender skirts, rear-facing third #SP120-1963 DODGE POLARA Max Wedge replica 2-dr hard top. S/N 6335104155. White/red vinyl. Odo: 41,896 miles. 426-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Total body-off restoration. Original body panels and interior. Tach added. Excellent recent white paint. Rebuilt engine. Excellent chrome and new aluminum grille. Fresh red vinyl interior, minor wrinkling in seats. Beefed-up frame and fully painted underside. American Racing mags up front, wider rear steel wheels. Loads of muscle. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $33,110. This was a 600-plus-hp Max Wedge tribute car that looked rust-free and laser-straight. Tributes can be tricky even in a good market, and the return here must have been less than invested. Upside of tribute cars is they make great drivers. You’d be hard pressed to find one of this quality. Well bought! seat, push-button AM radio, padded dash and a/c. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $28,094. The family station wagon was not a fashion state- 92 #SP101-1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 40867S104398. Silver/black cloth/silver vinyl. Odo: 61,781 miles. 327-ci 350-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Older concours paint showing a few scratches that might buff out. Minor scratches on chrome Sports Car Market


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Collector Car Productions Toronto, CAN handles only. Very silver interior, including carpets with little wear. Clean, detailed engine with added chrome. Basic black undercarriage 518 GT500 KR convertibles built, one of 183 in this configuration, and one of few 1968 “King of the Road” big-block convertibles available in Canada. Both seller and buyer went home happy. with some detailing. Very clean and silver example. Power steering, brakes, windows, Positraction, AM/FM, spinner wheel covers and wood steering wheel. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $47,659. An older complete restoration of nicely equipped ’Vette showing only minor wear. Recently sold for $58k at BarrettJackson Scottsdale 2012 (SCM# 193331). All the silver inside and out was not to everyone’s tastes, which kept bidding on the low side. #SP20-1965 MERCURY COMMUTER wagon. S/N 5Z727566757. Beige/tan & custom multi-colored vinyl. Odo: 73,621 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Decent beige paintwork and acceptable chrome. Fresher two-tone tan seats with “Kahuna” flower-patterned door and side panels. Clean underhood except for #SP117-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS/SS Indy Pace Car convertible. S/N 124679N628142. Orange & white/white vinyl/orange & white vinyl & cloth. Odo: 3,098 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Decent paint with flaws around windshield base. Stainless scratched, pitting on chrome. New black carpets, fresh correct orange-and-white trim. Full Marti Report. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $36,120. A very cool car, but high offer should have had the owner jumping for joy. Good luck beating nearly $40k for a Cougar in this condition. white houndstooth seats. Detailed underhood, but surface rust on exhaust manifold. Full decals. With power top, steering, disc front brakes, rosewood steering wheel, spoilers. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $48,562. Although not pristine, this was a solid, clean example with all the bells and whistles for driving and enjoying. Price was fair for both buyer and seller. #SP104-1969 CHEVROLET NOVA 2-dr worn insulation pad. Rocket Racing mags. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $15,050. This was a cool surf wagon, but more noticeable inside than out. Price paid would be about market-correct for clean, stock example; for this one, call it well sold. #SP123-1968 SHELBY GT500 KR con- vertible. S/N 8T03R21103903912. Green/ white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 82,853 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Documented 2009 resto. Paint not concours, but shows only minor flaws. Chrome excellent other than scratches and dings in rocker covers. Lovely fresh interior. Fully detailed inside and out. sedan. S/N 114279W355824. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 81,409 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Newer paint with dirt, orange peel and prep issues already starting to show. Sanding marks evident in fresh chrome. New black vinyl interior, fresh black carpets. Clean engine compartment painted black, engine partially detailed. American Racing mags and only. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $110,368. The 1969 and ’70 Shelby GT500s represent the most powerful, refined Shelby Mustangs. Car #1447 had remained in the same family for most of its life. In 2007 it underwent a documented rotisserie restoration. All numbers checked, verified and documented with original Bill of Sale, build sheet, Marti Report and Shelby Registry. Fine pedigree, but the right buyer wasn’t here. #SP115-1970 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T 2-dr hard top. S/N JS23R0B218064. Purple/black vinyl. Odo: 56,675 miles. 426-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Excellent paint; fresh, highquality chrome, but bumpers and handles not up to overall high standards. New black vinyl interior and carpets. Basic detailing under Redline tires. Flawed yet very appealing. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $23,177. Described as restored, but more like refurbished; still, this Nova had great crowd appeal. A good cutand-buff might eliminate a lot of the paint issues on this solid, compact muscle car. Buyer was happy, and price paid was market-correct. Special attention given during restoration to completing the underbody with the correct red oxide primer finish and detailing the engine compartment to original specifications. Documented from new with Deluxe Marti Report and Shelby Registry. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $184,866. Cover car on the auction program and high-sale status at auction. One of just 94 #SP100-1969 MERCURY COUGAR XR-7 convertible. S/N 9F94M550436. Aqua/ black vinyl/aqua vinyl leather & vinyl. Odo: 50,604 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Reportedly a one-owner Oregon car. Newer paint with debris and other flaws. Some new trim, some worn original. Original interior very clean. A driver but a head-turner, reportedly all sorted and ready to go. With a/c, 8-track, power steering, brakes and windows, XR-7 hood. Well documented with fender tags, Galen Govier Registry, copies of window sticker and broadcast sheet, but no details on who did the restoration. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $122,909. Previously seen at RM’s 2006 Boca Raton sale, where it did not sell at a high bid of $210k (SCM# 40783). The market has shifted, of course, but not this dramatically. Seller was wise to pass on the high offer. © Sports Car Market #SP114-1969 SHELBY GT500 fastback. S/N 9F02R481447. Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 60,747 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Excellent body fit. Original Acapulco Blue paint with hard-to-find minor imperfections. Nearly spotless chrome. Excellent new vinyl interior and carpets. Fully painted and detailed underhood. Fully detailed chassis showing minor wear


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Bonhams London, UK Bonhams — Veteran Motor Cars A 1904 Delaugère et Clayette brought $362k, far exceeding the Veteran rule of thumb of $40k per seat and $40k per pot Company Bonhams Date November 2, 2012 Location London, U.K. Auctioneer Malcolm Barber Automotive lots sold / offered 14/14 Sales rate 100% Sales total $2,576,028 High sale 1904 Delaugère et Clayette 24-hp tourer, sold at $361,486 1904 Delaugère Et Clayette 24-hp Type 4A four-seat tourer, sold at $361,486 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics T his is a niche sale. It’s a preLondon to Brighton Veteran Car Run focal point — a meeting of the great, the good and the very wealthy from the veteran car world, which is separate from, but sometimes partly overlaps with, the regular classic scene. Not only had Bonhams’ CEO Malcolm Barber, an enthusiastic London to Brighton participant, jetted in to take the sale, but vice president of business development Rupert Banner was in attendance as well, all the way from New York. It is possible to buy on Friday and run on Sunday, as the Art Deco salerooms Buyer’s premium 15% up to $48,091; 10% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1 = £0.62) the 1904 Richard-Brasier 16 hp, at $358k, and the twoseater 1903 Barré “Twin,” at $214k. The cheapest motor car (after the De Dion-Bouton trike) was the charming Humberette at $77k, with many London to Brighton runs on its single-cylinder engine. The 1901 Darraq 6½-hp rear-entrance tonneau was typical of the regular Brighton London, U.K. runners in that it wore a modern coil and distributor, plus an electric water pump, in the name of getting to Madeira Drive without stoppages. It sold for $96k, making it the relative bargain of the sale. The oldest Vauxhall known to exist — a 1903 5-hp made for the company’s then-managing director Percy Kidner — fetched $151k, although it was some way off being a runner. But the nicest backstory belonged to the sole surviving Wilson-Pilcher 12/16 hp, in more or less single-family ownership from new and with a heartwarming history. The “Wilson” who built it was none other than Walter Wilson, inventor of the first British tank and, more famously, the self-changing pre-selector gearbox (with which this car was fitted). The car was consigned to this are just a stone’s throw from the start line at Hyde Park, directly over the subterranean car park in which runners gather in the days before the dawn flag-off. Although Hurricane Sandy kept away some of the usual American buyers, Europeans closed ranks to fill the automobilia-packed saleroom. Some deals came together post-sale, but in the end, all the lots found buyers. The 1901 De Dion-Bouton tricycle, presented with- out tires, had an engine dating from 1897, and it sold for just $37k. The oldest complete vehicle was the fourcylinder Buffum, built in Massachusetts in 1895, which sold for $182k. Top of the bill was the imposing and recently rebod- ied 1904 Delaugère et Clayette four-seat tourer, which made $362k. The price exceeded the Veteran rule of thumb of about $40k per seat and $40k per pot, as did 96 sale by his great-grandson Patrick. Such unsurpassed and unrepeatable provenance came to its privileged new owner for just $326k. This annual sale will never be a massive event, but looking at this year’s figures, one can’t help but notice a distinct jump. Bonhams has averaged about $1m between just nine to 10 cars sold here each November for the past few years. This time around, Bonhams consigned 14 cars, 100% of which sold, for an overall total just shy of $2.6m. And the spike can’t be credited to just one anomalous million-dollar car. There were six-figure cars all down the line. The special thing about this event is that it isn’t just associated with a show or concours or festival. These cars are the life of the Veteran run, and after they cross the auction block, they don’t just drive onto a trailer. They drive to Brighton. ♦ Sales Totals $3m $2.5m $2m $1.5m $1m $.5m 0 Sports Car Market 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008


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Bonhams London, UK ENGLISH #203-1903 VAUXHALL 5-HP open two- seater. S/N 0335. Eng. # 0335. Cream/brown leather. RHD. Believed the oldest surviving Vauxhall. With 5-hp “single” and 2-speed epicyclic transmission. Aging restoration with some paint cracking and a hole in front corner of seat base. Nice Dietz Dainty sidelamps; original acetylene headlamp now missing, as is the rubber horn bulb. Drive chain dryish but Whitworth ownership. Older resto, brass now slightly dulled and pitted, paint cracked in places. Leather newish on seat base. Printed gear-change instructions—four speeds forward and back from pre-selector epicyclic gearbox FRENCH #204-1900 DARRACQ 6½-HP VOITURETTE four-seat tourer. S/N 50. Eng. # 829. Red & brass/black leather. RHD. Oldest Darracq dated by the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain. Restored in 1960s and still probably better than new, with mirror-like brass, lovely lamps and very good brush paint, plus newish front leather. Comes with entry to not overly worn. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $151,424. Ordered new for Percy Kidner, then Vauxhall’s managing director, then sold to Dr. Dudley Bernhardt in 1904, and in same family ownership since, with a letter on file from Kidner to the new owner Dr. Dudley Bernhardt. In a science museum for many years. Last Brighton run was probably 1957. Sold where expected for a significant Vauxhall, but not very usable. #209-1904 HUMBERETTE 6½-HP “ROYAL BEESTON” two-seater. S/N 2109. Eng. # B5220. Blue & black/black canvas/blue vinyl. RHD. Restored 55 years ago, but paint still shiny, now with some swirl marks and pitted on trunk lid. Seat vinyl discolored but —are from the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust, which renovated the car in 2006. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $325,578. Sole surviving example of its type, possibly because it has been in the hands of the Wilson family from new, although at one point it was used in the ArmstrongWhitworth Elswick works as a fire tender. Sold on the expected money, but given that there can’t be another car in the world with such exceptional provenance, it could have been much, much more. Well bought. #212-1905 WOLSELEY 12-HP Twin- cylinder tourer. S/N 1052. Eng. # 23412. Red/black vinyl/black leather. RHD. An imposing full-size veteran. Good older resto with dust marks in paint. Fitted with nice Powell & Hanmer acetylene lights and Lucas sidelights; splendid 10-gang oiler on the dash panel. Front leather redone and good, rear is distressed. Drive chains in good order. Was actually sent out from the factory in February 2012 Veteran Run. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $137,060. In vendor’s family ownership since 1964 and many Brighton runs under its wheels, several times being the first finisher. Also did the 1,000-mile run from Sydney to Melbourne in 1970. Price seemed cheap for such an attractive, accomplished early runner. #202-1903 BARRÉ TWIN-CYLINDER tonneau. S/N 15590. Eng. # 104B. Green/ beige canvas/black leather. RHD. Nice older restoration. Brass a little wavy in places. Leather redone not too long ago. Canvas top in good shape. Fitted with Willocq-Bottin cen- not worn, brass Lucas sidelamps have been nickel-plated. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $76,946. Cheapest car in the sale, right at the lower estimate, so slightly well bought. In LondonBrighton terms, not a lot of money for a reliable runner, which includes entry to the 2012 event. #214-1904 WILSON-PILCHER 12/16- HP tourer. S/N 52. Eng. # 12. Blue/black leather. Wilson (later of pre-selector gearbox fame)-designed car built in era of Armstrong- 98 1905, rather than declared 1904 build date. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $136,259. A real “Mr. Toad” automobile. From the Patrick Collection, which acquired it 25 years ago and is now having one of its periodic thin-outs. Not sold in the room, but dating uncertainty shouldn’t cause any issues here, as it will have “grandfather rights” under current Londonto-Brighton rules, even if it receives a 1905 dating. Sold after the auction for a relative bargain price, given a) the “£25k-per-seat, £25k-per-pot” rule-of-thumb and b) given that it can still take part in the nationally important event. tral headlamp. No odo but has a nice clock. Features early push-pull rack-and-pinion steering. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $214,263. Although the title lists the chassis number as 15690, a non-original copper plate on the scuttle says “B No72.” Whatever the identity, it’s a proven runner and sold on the money. #205-1903 DE DION-BOUTON MODEL Q 6-hp Victoria. S/N Eng. # 11374. Black/ black canvas/black leather. RHD. Typical veteran “single,” with mechanical exhaust valve and atmospheric inlet. Following recent refurbishment, straight with shiny paint on hood (stain on mudguards) and nice varnished timber sides, as original. Leather redone 10 years ago, now slightly baggy but unworn. Still with all original hand controls. Now on an agerelated plate. Fitted with discreet modern marker lights. Known by engine number. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $113,720. De Dions are Sports Car Market


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Bonhams London, UK Last taxed in 2010 and declared to have a stuck clutch, due to inactivity. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $95,766. Although it had some needs, they were mostly invisible from the outside, and it will make it a strong Brighton runner, with plenty of plaques attached. $42k cheaper than the other, slightly older 6½-hp Darraq in the sale. Not quite as nice cosmetically, but probably even more useable, making this a shrewd buy. good survivors, and this one has completed the last 14 Runs, with an entry for this year. Nicely restored to original condition and one of the cheaper ways you’ll get an entry for the historic run. Well bought at a market-correct price. #208-1903 GLADIATOR 10-HP twin- cylinder four-seat tourer. S/N 7925. Eng. # 7925. Blue/black canvas/black leather. RHD. Late ’80s restoration still presents well. Nice Lucas brass carbide lamps with maker’s name polished out, beautifully distressed seat backs, but bases are new. With Dubrulle oiler and Coventry Motor Fittings oil pressure gauge. #210-1904 DELAUGÈRE ET CLAYETTE 24-HP TYPE 4A four-seat tourer. S/N 205. Eng. # 12. Black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 9,054 km. Huge in veteran terms, and imposing due to its magnificent condition following recent restoration from fake two-seater “raceabout,” style which included fitting this period body found in the U.S. Rest of panels are new. Nicely dulled paint (although sprayed on rather than brushed). Excellent brass, lightly worn leather. Fantastic Ducellier lights are a work of art on their own. Smiths speedo, dash-mounted oiler and acetylene generator. With entry to this year’s veteran’s Run as car #478. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $357,896. Slightly exceeding the general £25k-per-pot-plus£25k-per-seat rule, this was let go right at the low estimate. In the Dutch Autotron museum from 1975 to 2000, when it was last sold immediately after that year’s Run, prior to completing 10 more. Well bought. #206-1900 RENAULT TYPE C 3½hp rear-entrance tonneau. S/N 110. Black/tan leather. RHD. Early beginnings of the “coal-scuttle” Renault with De Dion power. Recently restored with a new body, shiny paint and sharp coachlines, nice brass and a lovely pair of carriage lamps. BEST BUY Hood and frames in good order, drive chain looks healthy. Later Zenith updraft carb fitted, plus modern marker lights. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $298,647. In Ireland for the first part of its life and still Irish-registered. Sold slightly cheaper than the 4-cylinder cars, but a good buy for a full-size veteran. #211-1904 DARRACQ 6½-HP tourer. S/N 1199. Eng. # 686. Blue/black leather. RHD. Tidy but obviously used and enjoyed. Leather looks newer than paint. Lucas King of the Road lights and twin horns. Later Phoenix crankshaft and electric water pump fitted; sold with various clip-on bike lights and mirrors. Dubrulle oiler and discreet flashing indicators. Lots of grease on drive chains. Dutch-registered. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $361,486. Last sold at Bonhams’ Paris sale in February 2011 for $224k (SCM# 168909). The largest and most powerful car in the sale, and it justifiably took the biggest price. Despite being a modern vision of a veteran car rather than a true original, it’s probably nearer to what the maker intended than in its last incarnation. Profit made since last sale probably just about pays for the rebuild, so everybody’s even and should come out happy. #207-1904 RICHARD-BRASIER 16-HP tourer. S/N O95. Eng. # 1685O. Brown/brown leather. RHD. Larger four-seater. Very nice resto of original body with excellent paint, good brass and lovely Besnard lamps. Nicely burnished leather, and nicely equipped with Nickel-plated tiller. Leather just taking on a bit of life. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $88,167. Not U.K.-registered, but no duties to pay, and took part in the 2009 Run. Unsold in the auction, but a post-sale deal was put together soon after, making it the cheapest veteran in the sale. Well bought. AMERICAN #215-1895 BUFFUM FOUR-CYLINDER Stanhope. S/N 1. Red/black leather. RHD. Older resto, now slightly grungy. Leather distressed, but nice carriage lamps. Drive chain dry and pitted, magneto or generator belt missing, later distributor and coil ignition fitted, along with later Solex carb, but all original parts remain with the car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $181,945. The first Buffum made, in Massachusetts, first 40 years in Buffum family ownership, later in the Princeton Auto Museum. Then with Joel Finn, and finally in the Owls Head Transportation Museum in Maine. 5% tax for it to stay in the U.K. Well bought and sold. © 100 Sports Car Market


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Auctions America by RM Carlisle, PA Auctions America by RM — Fall Carlisle A 1958 Chrysler 300D convertible with considerable needs brought $91k, while a 1965 Ford Falcon race car went for a ridiculously low $13k Company Auctions America by RM Date October 4–5, 2012 Location Carlisle, PA Auctioneers Brent Earlywine, Jeff Knosp Automotive lots sold/offered 162/295 Sales rate 55% Sales total $2,502,375 High sale 1958 Chrysler 300D convertible, sold for $90,750 Buyer’s premium 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham 4-door hard top, sold for $67,100 Report and photos by Don Schoeny Market opinions in italics A uctions America by RM held their 2012 Fall Carlisle auction under beautiful autumn skies on October 4 and 5 in Carlisle, PA. Sunshine prevailed throughout the event, a pleasant switch from the all-too-common fall showers. There were two large tents set up in addition to the space in the conference center, and the 295 cars for sale spilled out all over the grounds. Since an admission ticket to the Carlisle car show and swapmeet included access to the auction, there was no shortage of people coming and going throughout the two-day sale. The auction itself was a frenzy of activity, with both Thursday and Friday lots running well into the night, past 11 o’clock both evenings. The sheer volume of cars made for an average of one car every four minutes. Auctioneers Brent Earlywine and Jeff Knosp must have set a new standard for speed talking. The cars themselves were a varied mix, and there was something for every taste. High-sale honors went to a 1958 Chrysler 300D convertible with considerable needs, sold for $91k, and second place went to a Top Flight 1965 Corvette 327/350 convertible, sold for $81k. There was a large assortment of Corvettes and muscle cars on offer, along with some very attractive station wagons. Also on hand were two black 1960 Dodge Dart Phoenix D-500s, and one more with the “police package.” All three had interesting histories, were in average condition, and though rare, were bid to only $38k to 102 $45k — and were all no-sales in the end. Other notable cars included a very nice 1962 Ford Galaxie with G-code 406 that sold for a bar- gain $29k, and the nicest 1956 Chevrolet Nomad I have seen — unfortunately, a no-sale at a high bid of $54k. If you were in the mood for a race car, either to drive or display in your own museum, there were cars available for you, too. A very nifty 1965 Ford Falcon that has been raced all its life sold for a ridiculously low $13k, and a beautifully restored pre-war Hillegass Midget went for bargain money at $15k. One thing that Auctions America does very well is manage their post-block sales activity. Many of the sales reported in the final figures were consummated long after interest waned on stage by the well-organized “still for sale” team. They canvassed the auction yard relentlessly, matching buyers with cars. When the dust finally settled, 162 affordable classics had found new owners, for a sell-through rate of 55%. The average price per car here was $15k, with many to choose from under $10k. While it’s a world away from some of the elite auctions selling multimillion-dollar Italian exotics, an auction like this fills a great need, as a place where more modest collectors and entry-level gearheads have the chance to play alongside experienced veterans. For the collector car hobby to continue to grow, auctions like Fall Carlisle are the fertile soil. ♦ Sales Totals $500k $1m $1.5m $2m 0 Sports Car Market 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 10%, included in sold prices


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Auctions America by RM Carlisle, PA ENGLISH #379-1954 MG TF 1250 roadster. S/N HDA46731. Eng. # XPAGTF31023. Black/ black cloth/red leather. Odo: 6,234 miles. Very attractive black paint with appealing red leather interior. Beautiful engine compartment, but it smokes quite a bit at start-up. Fitted with could not get the car to this level for the price paid. Good deal for all. #114-1964 AUSTIN-HEALEY SPRITE roadster. S/N ABL031033. Blue/black vinyl/ black vinyl. Odo: 59,746 miles. Rebuilt engine and transmission with new clutch. Body generally poor, with cracks in hood and rust spots. Wheels are rusty, bumpers quite pitted. ITALIAN #366-1985 FERRARI MONDIAL con- vertible. S/N ZFFLC15B000053929. Red/ black cloth/black leather. Odo: 24,495 miles. Paint very average, needs a good detailing. Trim between the windows on the driver’s side is broken, windscreen is delaminating, top Lucas driving lights and proper silver-painted 48-spoke wire wheels. Hard to fault. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $34,100. A very nice MG TF that sold toward the high end of market valuation, and deservedly so. A good deal for the seller, and the buyer should be elated. #358-1957 MGA roadster. S/N HDK4333739. Sky blue/tan vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 2,944 miles. Fully restored, with about 103k miles. Fitted with 60-spoke chrome wire wheels. Gas cap fits poorly, and minor pitting on bumpers. Otherwise, a well-sorted and at- Weatherstripping around doors and windows is torn and frayed. A 20-footer. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $5,500. This looked like a beater that hopefully will drive well. No harm done at the price bought, but it will take a lot just to bring it to 10-footer status. #328-1989 BENTLEY TURBO R sedan. S/N SCBZR03B3KCX26935. Black/tan leather. Odo: 66,060 miles. Generally good paint, with minor cracks on right C-panel sail and slight rock pitting at front. Corrosion to factory-cast wheels. Fingernail scratches on is torn where it folds. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $26,950. This car lacked “pop” and didn’t inspire confidence. I hope for the buyer’s sake the mechanicals are OK. It will take considerable work to bring it up to #2 condition. Sold near the bottom of market. AMERICAN #395-1926 FORD MODEL T roadster. S/N 13841192. Black/black vinyl/black vinyl. Shiny paint (black, of course) but serious flaws at driver’s door and left front fender. tractive MGA. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. The bidding stopped at $25k, and I thought that should have bought the car. I have seen MGAs go for $30k, but those were perfect. This car was merely very nice. #359-1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY BUGEYE SPRITE roadster. S/N AN5L18264. Eng. # 9CUH17793. Ivory/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 1 km. Sold new in Germany. Three owners, comes with every service receipt. Very nice ivory repaint and attractive MWS Minilite-style mag wheels, as well as new side cur- driver’s door panel. Recent service receipts total over $15k. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,100. This is a fabulous way to go down the road, at a price less than a beater used Prius. If the mechanicals hold up their end of the deal, very well bought. GERMAN #378-1963 PORSCHE 356B coupe. S/N 214201. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 10,812 miles. Scary. Paint flaws, rust spots in body, very poor front trunk fit. Both carbs covered in gas, rust on engine components. Doors fit poorly. Corroded brightwork and trim. Rough Right front fender has brush marks. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,525. A cute car bought for credit-card money. Won’t have to worry about speeding tickets. Fair transaction. #357-1939 HILLEGASS MIDGET racer. S/N 479. Blue & orange/tan vinyl. MHD. This pre-war midget was stored for decades, then restored using period parts. Very attractive, it has a Ford V8-60 engine with dual Stromberg 81 carbs and in/out transmission. The engine is rebuilt but has never been run. Static mu- tains. Minor delamination on lower right side of windscreen. Original displacement was 948 cc, now up to 1,275. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $21,450. This was big money for a Bugeye Sprite, but it was a very nice example. You 104 interior. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $32,000. There is a lot of work ahead to turn this into a driver. In this condition, high offer was all the money in the world. seum display only. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $14,850. This Midget and Lot 306, the race Sports Car Market


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Auctions America by RM Carlisle, PA Falcon, were the buys of the auction. This was a beautifully presented piece of race history, well documented, and it went for the price of an Earl Scheib paint job. And me without a bidder number! #408-1948 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL cabriolet. S/N 8H179966. Green/tan cloth/ burgundy leather. Odo: 24,240 miles. 305-ci V12, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Looks OK, then degrades as you get closer. Amateur paint repair on rear quarter, trim, brightwork, windows and grille on rear deck). Chrome bumpers good, but some pitting on the door handles. Driver’s door window is broken—an easy fix. Cond: Although nice, the truck was far from perfect. Should have had a new owner at this bid. #407-1956 LINCOLN PREMIERE con- vertible. S/N 56WA25507L. Presidential Black/white vinyl/black & white leather. Odo: 1,710 miles. 368-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Restored 1993, won a National prize from AACA in ’94, and holding up well. Very good paint and brightwork with a small ripple or dent in left pitted. Tears in edge of driver’s seat, delamination in windshield. Windshield gasket needs to be replaced. Interior has a noticeable musty odor. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $30,000. This car had a lot of needs, and is not going to generate a stronger bid at any other venue. Unless the seller is determined to fix these flaws himself, he should have let it go at the high bid. #163-1953 GMC panel truck. S/N P54149. Burgundy/brown vinyl. Odo: 1 miles. 228-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Recent respray to decent standard. Tailight trim heavily corroded. Interior clean and repainted. Aggressive rear 2-. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. These station wagons with no “B” post are gaining in popularity, and there were several at this auction. Previously not sold for $40,000 at Auctions America by RM’s Auburn sale in September 2012 (SCM# 213467). These are real land yachts and solicit smiles wherever they go. Finding a complete one is important, as the trim bits are rare and hard to find. This was a very attractive example, and it should have sold at this level. #386-1960 DODGE DART Phoenix 2-dr rear quarter-panel. Weatherstripping around windshield has many small cracks. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $55,000. This was a classic luxo-barge from the ’50s, with a stately black finish. To restore one to this level would certainly cost more than the bid here, but I don’t know where the seller will find more money. #406-1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO BROUGHAM 4-dr convertible. S/N 5770111052. Lake Placid Blue/stainless steel/blue & black cloth. Odo: 48,059 miles. 365-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Iconic, rare body style with suicide rear doors and stainless steel roof. Paint good from 10 feet, but minor flaws on hard top. S/N 5302249618. Black/red plaid vinyl. 383-ci , 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. One of three Dart Phoenix cars on offer at this auction. Delivered new in July 1960 with police-package high-performance engine and T85 3-speed manual transmission. Original owner knew the T10 4-speed would bolt right in, so the change was made in August 1960, when the car was one month old. Still has original brakes, suspension and wheels from the police package. No odo. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $38,000. This car is a great study in rarity vs. desirability. Quite a nifty vintage high-performance sleeper hot rod, and definitely rare, but no one found the #3 beater desirable, and bidding stopped at $38k. Probably a realistic offer. tires, with heavy application of tire black all around. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $16,000. This was a quickie re-do that just didn’t engender confidence. The bidding stalled at $16k, which I think should have been enough to buy it. #390-1955 CHEVROLET CAMEO pickup. S/N VH255S041563. Bombay Ivory & red/white vinyl & red cloth. Odo: 42,189 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. An attractive driver restored five years ago. Good paint except for very large chips at bottom of tailgate. Pitting on emblems, trim, and taillights. Engine compartment OK. Hood may be from a ’57—the year the 283 was introduced. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $32,500. There was a lot of interest in the room for this truck, and bidding went quickly to this number and stalled. 106 #387-1960 DODGE DART Phoenix D-500 2-dr hard top. S/N 5306133783. Black/red plaid vinyl. 383-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. The second of three Phoenix Darts on offer. Average, older paint. Said to be one of 1,574 ram-inducted 383 cars produced, 562 of most body panels. Switch panel in driver’s door needs work. Bubbles in front bumper chrome. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $67,100. An attractive car, and very collectible. Condition is a long way from show quality, but at the purchase price, a good buy if it stays “just a driver.” Buyer will go underwater fast if he tries to make it a #1 car. #392-1957 OLDSMOBILE FIESTA 4-dr hard top wagon. S/N 578C04488. Rose & white/rose vinyl/purple cloth. Odo: 4,247 miles. 371-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Very presentable period-correct two-tone paint (with some flaws which were Phoenix Darts. No odo. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. Just a used car. Rare, but its very mediocre condition left the room underwhelmed. It’s going to take a weird alignment of the stars to find two potential buyers willing to start a bidding war. Sports Car Market


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#388-1960 DODGE DART PHOENIX Auctions America by RM Carlisle, PA #391-1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2-dr hard top. S/N 5302179609. Black/black & white vinyl. Odo: 17,000 miles. 361-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. The third and final opportunity to get one of the three black Phoenix Darts. Old paint with flaws. This one has a 361-ci cross-flow twin 4-bbl engine—one of 74 cars so equipped, reportedly, and 41 of which were coupe. S/N 40837S112786. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 68,445 miles. 327-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Wears alloy knockoffs. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $44,000. Fitted with the dreaded Power- Phoenix Darts. Apparently has some bootlegger history from North Carolina, and bullet hole repairs to show for it. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. This was also bid to a no-sale at $45k, so the market has spoken. Nobody stepped up to corner the market on three of these funky cars in #3 condition? #370-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 30837S110516. Ermine White/ black vinyl. Odo: 77,649 miles. 327-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Very attractive car with glossy paint, a good engine and T10 4-speed. Power windows, steering and brakes. Well restored with all GM hoses and clamps in engine com- glide transmission and “boom boxes” on the parcel shelf, which I thought would make it immune from selling. Someone stepped up and got an OK car for low market money. Maybe someone with an aversion to clutch pedals and who likes loud bass music? #382-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 coupe. S/N 124379N596867. Hugger Orange/black houndstooth. Odo: 88,685 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Just restored, using N.O.S. GM front fenders and rear quarterpanels. Engine rebuild of proper date code, non-original block 200 miles ago. Orange partment. Door fit needs slight adjustment. Top too proud on both sides. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $80,000. A great example of a truly iconic car. Perfect options for enjoyable use, and a great restoration that is not so perfect you wouldn’t want to drive it. I think it will take $100k to buy it. #336-1964 CHEVROLET C10 pickup. S/N 4C144S191714. Red/brown vinyl. Odo: 45,556 miles. 230-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Restored with engine compartment and undercarriage like new. Good paint, one run noted and some minor orange peel. Very nice wood in bed. block paint overspray on intake manifold. Good paint and brightwork, very good gaps. Original rosewood steering wheel. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $30,000. This car was well done with correct details, but the widespread non-originality is a load of baggage it is always going to carry. Top bid was light, but not by much. I don’t know what venue would bring him more. #369-1970 FORD MUSTANG Boss 302 fastback. S/N OF02G188056. Grabber Blue/ white vinyl. Odo: 48,750 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Original miles, numbers-matching, full documentation including Marti Report. Same owner since 1972. Good-quality Dog-dish hubcaps are a nice look. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $13,000. This was a very attractive early C10, done to a nice standard. Worth a minimum of $20k; the owner was right to hold on to it. February 2013 repaint in original color done in May 2012. With original shaker hood and sport slats. Original exhaust, clutch, Magnum 500 wheels. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $75,000. This was as nice a Boss 302 as I have seen. Rumor had it the seller wanted six figures, which seems right in my mind. © 107


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Bonhams Harrogate, U.K. Bonhams Harrogate They all but ignored the ’64 409 Impala SS, favoring a barn-find Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 and the partly dismantled VW Kübelwagen Company Bonhams Date November 14, 2012 Location Harrogate, U.K. Auctioneer Sholto Gilbertson Automotive lots sold/offered 62/91 Sales rate 68% Sales total $1,295,325 High sale 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2, sold at $108,931 Buyer’s premium 15% up to $47,568; 10% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1=£0.63) 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2, sold at $108,931 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics T his hardy annual proved once again an extremely popular gig with the locals, who attended in large numbers. Some of the regular bidders were slightly nonplussed by the entire male contingent of Bonhams’ team sporting mustaches (with varying degrees of success) in support of the light-hearted fundraiser known as “Movember.” This traditionally well-attended northern cheap at $57k, considering its build costs. A 1975 Panther J72 with just 6,500 miles from new was $36k. For V8 fans, there was plenty to choose from. A restored 1965 Mustang 289 fast- back was a good value at $36k, a tidy Allard P1 went for $31k, a rough Jensen FF with its original Chrysler 383 on a pallet was $17k, and a 1957 Land Rover S1 with Rover power and later axles halved the price of a good original at just $9k. As ever, oddities and restoration projects populated the far end of the hall, Harrogate, U.K. fixture attracted everyone from locals to wellknown dealers and collectors. They all but ignored the lovely ’64 409 Impala SS, favoring two restoration projects: The barn-find Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 and the partly dismantled VW Kübelwagen smashed their estimates. With every one of Bonhams’ phones alight, including the staff’s personal cells, the 1965 Ferrari, mossy but not as rough mechanically as it looked, sold for $109k against a $48k–$65k estimate (see the profile on p. 42). The Kübel, with seats out, engine in the footwell and no reserve, went for $35k against an estimate of $16k–$24k. The next big seller was the 1950 Delahaye 135M with tired coupe coachwork by Guillore, on the money at $88k. An MG J4 recreation made out of a real J2 was $71k and a Rolls-Royce 20/25 Shooting Brake looked 108 with two restored Fergie tractors at $2k (restored) and $6k (restored with added bling), and an ex-Mersey Tunnel police SIII Land Rover at $5k. A WWII “Gulaschkanone” field kitchen trailer that could have been made for the Kübel followed it in the bidding and fetched $4k. A clutch of ’60s and ’70s American muscle cars proved once again to be a hard sell, and at their third auction appearance in recent memory, all went home without finding new owners, except for a ’66 Sting Ray convertible with 4-speed, sold at a fair $31k. Over the past five years, the event has wa- vered little from its $1.1m average total, but things took a healthy bump to $1.3m this time around. It was one of the busiest Harrogate sales I’ve witnessed, and Bonhams reported more than 1,000 people in attendance. I have a hunch we’ll be seeing even more smiling, mustachioed faces next year. ♦ $1.5m $1.25m $1m $750k $500k $250k 0 Sports Car Market 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 Sales Totals


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Bonhams Harrogate, U.K. ENGLISH #506-1923 DEEMSTER 11.9-HP ROYAL roadster. S/N 458723. Eng. # 1460. Black & rust. Incomplete restoration project, the heaviest job offered at this sale. Rusty. Rear of body missing, as it was used to drive a saw from 1939 to 1946. Magneto now missing from engine, too. Radiator brass is undinged, though, and scuttle and hood are there, plus previously used on VSCC events. Top is tattered and windscreen yellowed, plating on Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $11,759. Sold for far less than the estimate, for about the same as a nice Austin Seven saloon, which this is a cut above. So with that in mind, well bought. #548-1931 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25 4½ Litre shooting brake. S/N GNS1. Eng. # 123734. Maroon & black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 83 miles. In excellent order, originally a Hooper landaulette. More recently (and expensively) made into a shooting brake, repowered with a later B60 engine. Leather perfect and unworn. Nice nickel-plated lights, radiator radiator shell and headlights is fading and verdigrised. Odo illegible. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $20,970. Sold at the same money as Lot 551, the much nicer 4-cylinder AC Royal. Two engines to suit it followed, selling for $3,500 and $1,100. enough of a folding top to copy. Cond: 6. SOLD AT $5,835. It obviously wasn’t a runner even in 1936, as it was towed to the sawbench by horse. With the seller since 1962 and he hasn’t done anything with it, perhaps daunted by the scope of the project. Still managed to sell for twice what anyone expected. #551-1925 AC ROYAL 11.9-HP roadster. S/N 21851. Eng. # 4740. Red & black/black cloth/black leather. RHD. Odo: 931 miles. Nice older restoration, good nickel plating on radiator shell and lights, a little wear on older leather. Black cloth hood slightly faded. All straight and nicely dulled, door fit is OK and instruments are all there. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $20,058. Sold well, not far behind the price of a decent runner, and originality and twoowner provenance both help here. #579-1931 MORRIS MINOR tourer. S/N SV10041. Eng. # V10711A. Green & black/ black cloth/green leather. RHD. Odo: 15,561 miles. In lovely order with straight body and nice paint. Radiator shell lightly microblistered. Good leather, new top and sidescreens. fittings present and correct on dash. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $20,970. This one has the original Anzani engine rather than the AC copy that would soon come, plus 4-wheel brakes, which must make it the desirable version. Sold midestimate. #535-1926 AC SIX tourer. S/N 13589. Eng. # 1841. Purple/black cloth/brown leather. RHD. Obviously quite a while in disrepair, this has a later triple-carb six and lurid purple paint. A kind of early English hot rod that was 110 hood. Unused for some time with a stuck clutch. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $20,058. Not as nice as the 1931 Morris Minor, to which it is closely related, but sold for more due to more power and racier style. Putting it back on the road shouldn’t be hard, making this an attractive little roadster. #586-1933 MG MIDGET J2/J4 roadster. S/N J0483. Eng. # 1608AJ. Green/green leather. RHD. J2 is 847-cc Midget; J4 is supercharged 746-cc version; this is a J4 rep made out of a real J2. Beautifully done and almost unused, with polished brass pipes and Sports Car Market #578-1928 HUMBER 14/40 saloon. S/N 15457. Blue/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 63,914 km. For restoration. Original and unmolested, engine is said to turn freely. Radiator shell is chrome is flawless. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $56,552. Before conversion, this was used as an ambulance. The seller got back less than half what it cost to rebuild, and about $20k less than all parties had hoped, so if you had a large Scottish shooting estate, this was for you. Good value in a very small market. #589-1932 WOLSELEY HORNET Special Sports roadster. S/N 4890CF3. Eng. # 4871APUS. Green & black/black cloth/green leather. RHD. Odo: 2,452 miles. Straight, although couple of small dings in bonnet top. Paint not perfect. New tonneau cover and


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Bonhams Harrogate, U.K. tal in 1947, although the aluminum shroud over the manifolds identifies it as a dual-fuel TED, which starts on petrol then changes to vaporizing oil) is so fresh, even the rear hitch links are bubble-wrapped. Now with 12-volt electrics, but 6-volt parts are included in the sale. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $2,370. Sold in middle of estimate range. Privately advertised runners with less-shiny paint are in the $1,900–$2,900 range, so the price paid here looks fair. Ready to show. #553-1952 FERGUSON TED20 tractor. twin pumps in rear, exhaust wrap still white. Lightly creased leather. Blockley tires a good sign. No speedo or odo. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $71,114. If this had been a real J4—only nine were completed in 1933—you could have more than doubled the price. This car is well known in MG circles, so it’ll never be passed off as the real thing, although it’ll fool most everyone else. With that in mind, good value. #571-1950 ALLARD P1 2-dr sedan. S/N 1678. Eng. # 776050. Blue/brown leather. RHD. Flathead Ford-powered car has its origins in competition cars, and one of these won the Monte with its creator at the helm. Restored and shiny after windows-in repaint and S/N TED256413. Eng. # 28105. Red. A dualfuel TED restored to better-than-new and finished to replicate the one used by Huddersfield Corporation for its parks and gardens department. Slightly overdone with plated wheelnuts and bolts, and a labor of love. Cond: 1-. though likely couldn’t be built again for the money, making it a good buy for someone who wanted a user. Fair both ways. #538-1965 AUSTIN MINI van. S/N AAV7688824. Eng. # 8AMEAUH880845. Gray/brown vinyl. RHD. Odo: 37,000 miles. Straight and shiny, older repaint, powdercoated wheels. Floors and rockers are good under lots of boggy underseal. Saloon model instruments and seats apparently fitted by the original supplying dealer and all in good shape. New and correct cross-plies are a nice touch. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $10,941. Slightly nicer of two Mini vans at the sale, and suitable for Goodwood Revival transport. Well bought. #576-1965 FORD ZEPHYR 4 Mk III SOLD AT $6,382. Never seen anything quite like it, but it’s an indication of the affection with which the Fergie is regarded. Top money, but this is what Bonhams was expecting, and presumably you’re paying extra here for the elbow grease. #585-1957 LAND ROVER 88 Series I probably better than new. Locked, so I was unable to check mileage. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $30,998. Fair money for a powerful tourer that’s eligible for many events, and rare on the market, with only 559 built and very few surviving. #534-1951 FERGUSON TE20 tractor. Eng. # S163813E. Gray/gray. The “little grey Fergie” is a British institution, and many are being restored. This one (technically a TEA, as the Standard engine replaced the Continen- utility. S/N 116800188. Green/green canvas/ black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 76,909 miles. Series I in decent nick but up-engined with a Rover alloy V8 and later gearbox (SIIA) and axles (SIII) to cope. Chassis is solid and sharp, bulkhead new during rebuild, body fairly straight sedan. S/N BA34EP21059. Eng. # 21650. Pale blue/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 98,939 miles. One of the U.S.-inspired “big Fords” of the ’60s—although this one only has the little 4-banger (Zodiacs have the 2.5-liter straight six). Very straight and tidy with repaint over rot-free shell. Original interior mostly good, with small repairs to driver’s seat vinyl. New radiator and now with modern spin-on oil filter. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $7,111. These are very rust-prone, so any survivor is remarkable. Destined for a life of car shows, or you could even earn a few bucks renting it out for TV work. Well bought and sold. and canvas tilt in good shape. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $9,117. There’s nothing wrong with a hybrid Landie, and their design makes them easy to mix and match, but originals fetch more money. Here it was correctly priced, al- 112 #522-1968 JAGUAR XKE 4.2 Series I 2+2 coupe. S/N 1E51276BW. Eng. # 7E5499919. Green/green Webasto/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 1,011 miles. Straight body with new hood. Nice paint with a few imperfections, good chrome. Porsche seats, rear bench removed, new leather. Avon ZZ tires a sign of enthusiastic ownership, but they’re a tad small. Was an auto, now a manual with over- Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Harrogate, U.K. drive, and Coopercraft brakes. Original airbox missing, replaced by three K&N filters. Recorded mileage is since the car was put back the widest door gaps I’ve ever seen on a Karmann-bodied TR. (My notes say “Is it joined in the middle?”) Otherwise, inner fenders are good, motor tidy, new leather with red piping, Moto-Lita wheel. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $10,944. Initially reported sold at the above offer, but listed as unsold in final results. Offer looked fair for condition. on the road. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $38,292. Story was that this one was modified to carry the owner’s dog, but the mutt died and this improved car was too painful a reminder. After I slagged off 2+2s last issue, this one was almost desirable, with sensible mods and a good color disguising the roof and sunroof. Only the too-small tires detracted, but I’d say this was a good car fairly bought. #516-1969 LOTUS ELAN Series 4 coupe. S/N 368970. Eng. # L18828. Red/ black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 3,637 miles. Very tidy. Decent paint and no stress cracks or stars in the gel coat. Original interior in good order. Large history points to care all its life, includ- cluding fragile “eyeball” fresh-air vents. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $16,252. Fair money for a very useable car. These have been on the up in the past couple of years, and the days of a £1,000 smoker are gone. Restoration costs are frightening, but this appeared not to need any attention for a while, making it probably a safe buy. A fair deal both ways. ing recent engine rebuild. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $30,998. Fair price paid for a well-lookedafter example, at around $7k less than a convertible. Purists turn their nose up at the S4’s Strombergs, but owners say they’re the nicest to drive. Fairly bought and sold. #559-1971 TRIUMPH TR6 convertible. S/N CP54103O. Eng. # CP53993HE. Orange/ black vinyl/black leather. RHD. Odo: 84,818 miles. CP series, so it’s the more powerful version before they were detuned. Fair-ish after restoration 10 years ago, but repaint cracking and bubbling on rear deck and has #554-1975 PANTHER J72 roadster. S/N S202R. Eng. # 7S94571S. Silver/black fiberglass/ red leather. RHD. Odo: 6,575 miles. J72 was an early SS 100 pastiche using mostly Jag mechanicals, devised by Bob Jankel. This one’s almost like new, complete with fiberglass faux soft top and rare manual overdrive gearbox. No scuffs or scrapes, leather shiny, unworn and almost like new. Apparently not #573-1972 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR Series III coupe. S/N 12814859. Eng. # HC10503. Brown/beige leather. Odo: 82,610 miles. Straight restored car with solid structure, older paint, decent chrome and lightly corroded alloys. Leather is lightly cracked and worn; rest of interior has survived well, in- it’s rarer and now an interesting conversation piece, which means everyone comes out about even. #539-1983 LAND ROVER 88 Series III utility. S/N SALLBAAG1AA177443. Eng. # 36618932. White/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 25,160 miles. It’s all there under several thick repaints following “restoration” in 2007, most likely with a broom. Rear crossmember is holed on one side and patched on the other. Front bulkhead doesn’t look too bad. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $4,741. Formerly with the Mersey Tunnel authority and then with the Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service’s Heritage and Education Centre. Cheap for a running SIII diesel, but it had to be. #561-1990 JAGUAR XJS convertible. S/N SAJJNADW3DB173593. Red/black cloth/magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 23,355 miles. A previous multiple show-winner in near-concours condition. Low mileage, leather is hardly worn. Appears to have no rot any- where. Quite amazing. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $32,822. We don’t usually include these, as most are rusty old sheds, but this was an exception. You could buy 10 old smokers for this, but you couldn’t make a rough one nice for the price—and it’s still far less money than basically the same mechanicals in an SIII E-type. Curiously alluring. used on the Queen’s Highway since 2001 but exercised on the owner’s 1.5 miles of private road. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $35,557. From one owner, and they don’t come better than this. Incredibly naff when new, somewhat like the XJS, these have become rehabilitated with age, again somewhat like the XJS. Price here is on a par with a secondhand Suffolk Jaguar, which replicates the SS 100 rather better, but 114 FRENCH #533-1950 DELAHAYE 135M coupe. S/N 801428. Eng. # 801428. Blue/gray & blue leather. RHD. Odo: 61,457 miles. Straightish body with doors jammed shut, older paint extensively cracked, original leather cracked and creased. Cotal gearbox. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $87,525. Previously seen at Bonhams’ Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Harrogate, U.K. rushed prep. Retrimmed seat. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,205. At least it’s a left-hander, which means it’s less likely than a RHD to fall over on left-hand bends. (It’s not a great plan to have driver and engine sitting on the same side.) Sold about right given unknown mechanicals. ITALIAN February Paris sale, where it no-saled at an undisclosed high offer (SCM# 197346) and before that at Beaulieu in 2010 (SCM# 167070). Third time was lucky for this tired but gracefully aging coachbuilt coupe. GERMAN #518-1945 VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 82 Kübelwagen military vehicle. S/N N/A. Camouflage/beige canvas. Odo: 12,528 km. Age indeterminate but believed 1945. No chassis number quoted or visible. Appears fairly straight, rot-free and has been painted at some stage in the past. Canvas seats and top in #593-1965 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 coupe. S/N 7191GT. Eng. # 7191GT. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 57,190 miles. Looks like a barn find, from a barn with no roof. Last MoTtested seven years ago, but looks derelict for much longer, with paint peeling off in sheets under green moss. Radiator was rebuilt less than 300 miles ago, and main chassis rails don’t look too bad. Musty interior is original, distressed and falling apart. Borranis would good shape. Relatively fresh tires. Motor is in the right front footwell. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $34,645. Offered at no reserve and sold for $10k more than Bonhams’ loftiest prediction. A real WWII Kubel will always have value, although this non-runner looked pricey. The following lot was a “Gulaschkanone” that would have suited it perfectly. #592-1960 BMW ISETTA 300 microcar. S/N 324578. Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 48,292 Later sliding-window version rather than early “bubble.” Shiny but not so nice from nearer than 10 paces, as it’s just a quick blow over revive, and there’s an original-type Cinturato on the spare. Distributor caps and air filters have been off, and oil filters are grubby so it might have run recently. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $108,931. U.K.-supplied with some time in Florida, back by late ’80s after restoration. This attracted, interested and engaged every phone in the room, including private staff mobiles. Eventually sold for twice over estimate to a man in the room, and the twin headlights won’t matter if it’s only going to be robbed for its mechanicals for a sportier replica. See the profile on p. 42. AMERICAN #591-1915 METZ MODEL 25 tourer. S/N 35847. Cream/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 625 miles. This is the one with chain drive and friction transmission. In very good restored order, last taxed for the road in 2002. Nice Powell and Hanmer lights with brass rims lightly dinged. Good older paint. Shiny 116 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Harrogate, U.K. Glovebox Notes 2013 Honda Accord Touring V6 4-dr sedan A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM garage. HHHHH is best. buttoned leather. Tidy repainted engine now a bit oily. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,676. Off the road from 1915 to 1970 following an accident, and resurrected by a well-known VSCC personality who brought several cars to the sale. Sold well under estimate and looks like a good value against a T Ford. #546-1928 FRANKLIN AIRMAN limou- sine. S/N X181466L11. Green & black/beige velour. Odo: 11,416 miles. Large and imposing, straight with good paint, rexine top in good nick. Nice Parabeam headlights with nickel polished through, radiator shell excel- Price as tested: $34,220; 3.5-liter 278-hp 24-valve I-VTEC V6 engine; front-wheel drive; 6-speed automatic transmission. Likes: Comfortable seats and seating position. Very quick with the 278-horsepower 3.5-liter V6. Ride quality is excellent. The VCM (Variably Cylinder Management) can activate and deactivate engine cylinders during steady cruising speeds. Getting 34 mpg (the same as the i-VTEC 4-cylinder) on the highway makes commuting easier on the wallet. The Honda Navigation System is easy and quick to use. The audio system doesn’t disappoint, with 360 watts and seven speakers. The interior is plastic, but the panels don’t feel cheap. The passenger’s side blind spot protection (Honda calls it LaneWatch) is a camera mounted under the side mirror and comes on with a flick of the turn signal to the right or by pressing a button on the end of that stalk. Go ahead and buy that overstuffed chair, the trunk is nearly enough to haul it home. Dislikes: Steering feels detached — more twitchy than anything else. It still goes exactly where I point it, however. Inconvenient place for hazard light switch, as it’s centered right below the stereo and nav touch screen. I inadvertently pressed it about half a dozen times over a weekend. Also, several of us momentarily lost it in a parking lot full of other silver 4-doors. That is to say, the car doesn’t stand out. It won’t in Crystal Black Pearl, Basque Red Pearl II or Hematite Metallic, either. Lastly, the driver’s side mirror has an odd convex portion on the end to act as blindspot help. “Expanded view driver’s mirror” is what they call it. I found it more distracting than useful. Fun to drive: HHHH Fun to look at: HHH Overall experience: HHHH½ Verdict: Redesigned for 2013, it’s Honda’s entry for the high-selling midsize market, and is definitely one to check out before buying a Camry, Taurus or Malibu. Honda has been a major force in this segment of the market for years, and this car continues to be a solid contender in every way. There is enough technology to transition from home or office to car and not miss the next song on Pandora or interrupt your phone call. Honda reliability is legendary, and this one’s VCM system is a great addition in a world where a few mpgs really do make a difference. — Chad Tyson 118 Sports Car Market we Brits are on collectible U.S. iron values. Seller was right to keep it. #572-1965 FORD MUSTANG fastback. S/N 5F09C652663. Arcadian Blue/aqua & white vinyl. Odo: 87,133 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Straight, clean and tidy following restoration. Paint prep a bit rushed in usual places, such as rain gutters. No chassis number visible on left inner fender (outers are held lent, motor tidy with Carter carb fitted. Velour interior trim in good order. An innovative car in its day. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,323. Has been used as wedding transport, and this is likely to be its destiny. To Brits, it’s just a lovely big old car rather than an engineering oddity, so it was let go cheap. #563-1964 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 2-dr hard top. S/N 41447L197041. White/ blue vinyl. Odo: 4,596 miles. 409-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Really straight and proper SS, although motor said to be upgraded to highest spec available for year. Excellent paint, brightwork and vinyl. With factory a/c. Only on with Allen bolts), but originally a C-code. Now with Edelbrock manifold and rocker covers, plus chromed strut brace. Pony interior in good order with fold-down rear seats. Power steering and power disc brakes. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $36,469. Remarkably cheap for a fastback that’s in mortal danger of being made into a racer or a Shelby clone. Well bought. #524-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 6S122638. Metallic blue/ white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 864 miles. 327ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Shiny and restored 2007–09, but cracks noted in left rear flank, and right is going next. Interior and top vinyl are original. Couple of small dings in glove- the chrome air filter detracts. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $53,910. Showing how out of touch box lid. Invoice for “diff repair” from U.K. specialist Claremont is more than likely for a replacement to raise the short gearing. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $30,542. Cheap for a mid-year in the U.K., but they’re not an easy sell, especially at auction. Purchased at Bonhams’ Hendon auction in 2010 for $42k (SCM# 161913). © ave Sports Car Market at your fingertips. Download our free app om the Apple unes Store.


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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report ENGLISH Highlights from Mecum St. Charles, Mecum Anaheim, Higgenbotham Lakeland, Vicari Biloxi and RM’s Charlie Thomas Collection Fall Premier #S54.1-1957 TRIUMPH TR3 roadster. S/N TS12757E. White/maroon vinyl. Odo: 26,634 miles. Bubbling and cracked paint, stress cracks showing in front of the rear wheelwells. Good brightwork. Presentable engine compartment and interior. Cond: 3-. Mecum had 121 Corvettes cross the block this year in St. Charles, IL Company: Mecum Location: St. Charles, IL Date: October 25–27, 2012 Auctioneer: Mark Delzell Automotive lots sold/offered: 517/952 Sales rate: 54% Anaheim 2012 Company: Mecum Location: Anaheim, CA Date: November 15–17, 2012 Auctioneers: Matt Moravec, Mark Delzell, Mike Hagerman, Jimmy Landis Automotive lots sold/offered: 418/836 Sales rate: 50% Sales total: $15,002,335 High sale: 1932 Ford “McMullen Roadster,” sold at $742,000 Buyer’s premium: $300 on the first $5,499; $500 from $5,500 to $9,999; 6% thereafter, included in sold prices Report and photos by Victor Van Tress 2012 Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival & Auction Company: Higgenbotham Location: Lakeland, FL Date: October 20, 2012 Auctioneer: Marty Higgenbotham Automotive lots sold/offered: 11/39 Sales rate: 28% Sales total: $257,040 High sale: 1989 Rolls-Royce Corniche, sold at $43,050 Buyer’s premium: 5%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Robert Malke 120 Sales total: $11,586,672 High sale: 2000 Prevost motorhome, sold at $169,600 Buyer’s premium: $300 on the first $5,499; $500 from $5,500 to $9,999; 6% thereafter, included in sold prices Report and photos by Kevin Coakley Classic & Muscle Car Auction Company: Vicari Location: Biloxi, MS Date: October 11–12, 2012 Auctioneer: Joey Fortner, Guerry Wise Automotive lots sold/offered: 151/311 Sales rate: 49% Sales total: $3,708,180 High sale: 1969 Chevrolet M-code Corvette, sold at $164,160 Buyer’s premium: 8%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Kevin Coakley Charlie Thomas Collection Company: RM Auctions Date: October 20, 2012 Location: Grapevine, TX Auctioneer: Brent Earlywine Automotive lots sold/offered: 175/175 Sales rate: 100% Sales total: $7,439,850 High sale: 1946 Chrysler Town & Country roadster replica, sold at $143,000 Buyer’s premium: 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Carl Bomstead SOLD AT $16,430. On the surface, this “small mouth” TR3 looked like a great deal. But the stress cracks could be an indication of major structural damage, and I’m guessing I’m not the only one to notice. The result seems fair if not slightly well sold. Mecum Auctions, St. Charles, IL, 10/12. #S307-1959 TRIUMPH TR3A roadster. S/N 9TS448551. Green/black vinyl/red leather. Odo: 78,176 miles. Paint looks fine, could stand a color sand. OK brightwork. Nicely detailed engine compartment. Interior fresh and in good condition. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,010. Said to have been restored six years ago and holding up solidly. The new owner should get a tweed cap and a pipe for driving this car, he bought it so well. Vicari, Biloxi, MS, 10/12. #T87-1962 MGB convertible. S/N GHN- 3L1117. Iris Blue/Iris Blue hard top/black vinyl. Odo: 59,573 miles. Very early MGB and in a color that was only used from 1962 to sometime in 1965. Car has been renewed using an aftermarket catalog. With factory hard top, original rubber dried and cracked, top’s door seals not correct. Still retains the gray “pack-away” soft top and tonneau, casually tossed into the trunk. Underside well done, but with Iris Blue overspray on leaf springs. Gas tank looks like it was installed with a hammer. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $17,000. Described as “Ready for Concours,” but Sports Car Market


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Roundup geles Tiger (LAT) nine-inch wheels and LAT traction bars, fiberglass hood and air cleaner (signed by Carroll Shelby and Tiger Registry founder George A. Fallehy). Cond: 2. SOLD AT $22,260. Even though the engine isn’t original, this looked like an exceptional deal. Extremely well bought. Mecum Auctions, St. Charles, IL, 10/12. GERMAN #S69-1957 BMW ISETTA micro- not really. Interior kit was not correct, as an Iris Blue car with black seats should have had light blue piping, not red. 1962–67 B convertibles range $16k to $25k in the SCM Pocket Price Guide, and high offer here was spot-on. Either do it correct or let it go for less. Mecum Auctions, Anaheim, CA, 11/12. #T59-1966 AUSTIN MINI MOKE beach car. S/N AAB1L841465. Maroon/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 19,371 miles. OK paint and brightwork. Nice top and spare tire cover. Wears Packard hubcaps and Cormorant hood ornament. Grungy engine compartment. Cond: seals. Decent engine detail. Interior looks good. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $27,560. With Isetta values and the microcar market holding firm, this was well bought indeed. Mecum Auctions, St. Charles, IL, 10/12. #T104-1959 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 3. SOLD AT $15,900. This lot made a $12k no-sale appearance at Mecum Indy in the spring (SCM# 204441), and prior to that it sold at Russo & Steele in Scottsdale 2011 for $13,200 with 10 fewer miles on the clock (SCM# 168625). This car is a bit of a goof, made more goofy with the Packard bling. Returning it to stock would likely bring up the value, but it would be a break-even proposition at best. Mecum Auctions, St. Charles, IL, 10/12. #S217-1966 SUNBEAM TIGER Mk 1A convertible. S/N B9472308. Gunmetal/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 43,194 miles. Provided with photo documentation of 2000 restoration. Paint showing some prep issues around the hood scoops. Decent brightwork. Fitted with Ford 302 SVT motor, Borg-Warner T5 transmission, Los An- BEST BUY repaired or replaced at some point. Original engine still in place. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $11,660. Sharp Beetles of this vintage sell upwards of $20k, but low-quality replacement parts bring value down quickly. At the winning bid, the new owner can easily bring the level up on this one, but he probably won’t see any upside when it’s sold again. Fairly bought and sold. Mecum Auctions, Anaheim, CA, 11/12. February 2013 2-dr sedan. S/N 2397870. Light bronze/cream vinyl. Odo: 35,696 miles. Paint shows well. Replacement parts not up to the standard of early VW Beetles. Cheap-looking hubcaps. Seat vinyl shows an incorrect basket-weave pattern. Dash panel paint very original and heavily scratched. Rear sheet metal has been your Harley rolling. Engine bay locked; unable to inspect. Unique exhaust system will snap off at the first steep driveway. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $21,200. Values on old VW buses just keep going up, but it all depends on number of windows and doors, not to mention the question of original vs. custom. This one was definitely cool, and this was the right crowd for it. Well bought and sold. Mecum Auctions, Anaheim, CA, 11/12. #2105-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304412017755. Green/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 52,385 miles. A decent, straight car. Top and bottom clean with no signs of prior damage or significant rust; minor door dings. Well-preserved original trim removed before repaint, but no paintwork in car. S/N 499810. Red/cream cloth/cream vinyl. Odo: 106 miles. Well-done fresh paint showing some orange peel. Excellent brightwork. Clear glass. Fresh soft rubber #S159.1-1959 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER Harley-Davidson shop bus. S/N 473565. Flat black/black vinyl. Odo: 18,021 miles. Custom ’59 split-window panel van is a rolling Harley workshop. Deluxe bumpers, new door and window rubber, full-length sliding canvas roof. Heavy-duty vinyl seat coverings up front. In rear, metal countertops and pegboards to secure all tools needed to keep the jambs, trunk or underhood. Nice finish. Grimy under the hood. Interior tidy and correct. No a/c. Incorrect wheels. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $36,750. Your basic wash, wax, drive and enjoy Benz. The Pagoda-top cars have spiked in recent years, helped in part by their connection to the 300SLs. This was a nice car, although I’d prefer a 4-speed. Buyer thought he scored a deal, but I’d call it well sold. Higgenbotham, Lakeland, FL, 10/12. #S319-1971 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE convertible. S/N 1513041908. Dark blue/ black vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 84,437 miles. Fresh paint shows some prep and color match issues. Acceptable brightwork, although the VW emblem on the hood is broken. Original running boards replaced with extruded 121


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Fresh Meat by Chad Tyson Roundup Online sales of contemporary cars 2010 Tesla Roadster 2.0 lowish miles, well maintained, selling at a market-correct price. Mecum Auctions, St. Charles, IL, 10/12. ITALIAN #F318-1971 ALFA ROMEO MON- Date sold: 12/05/12 eBay auction ID: 230890463058 Seller’s eBay ID: dirkbike1 Sale Type: Used car with 7,500 miles VIN: 5YJRE1A16A1000817 Details: Silver over gray leather; 375-volt electric motor rated at 248 hp, 1-sp auto, RWD Sale Result: $69,900, 24 bids, sf 1 MSRP: $109,000 (base) Other current offering: Park Place LTD in Bellevue, WA, asking $96,950 for an Arctic White over black Roadster with 10,761 miles. 2013 Porsche Boxster S aluminum stair stock, and I’ve got to admit it doesn’t look bad. Driver-quality engine bay. Stock chrome wheels and caps. Tidy interior. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,424. I started out liking this car, but the more I looked, the less I liked it. It can’t be that difficult to find factory replacement running boards. Price paid looks market-correct for what it is. Vicari, Biloxi, MS, 10/12. #2106-1972 PORSCHE 911T convert- ible. S/N 911211732. Light Yellow/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 2,202 miles. Nice driver. Decent respray over a basically straight body. Minimal signs of bodywork under the hood around the battery area, and in door and jamb areas—probably just some minor rusty spots and aging. Brightwork consistent with the rest of the condition of the car: used and Date sold: 12/05/12 eBay auction ID: 130811938914 Seller’s eBay ID: porschebeachwood Sale Type: New car with 0 miles VIN: WP0CB2A82DS132713 Details: Black over black leather; 3.4-liter H6 rated at 315 hp, 7-sp auto, RWD Sale Result: $58,500, 11 bids, sf 9 MSRP: $60,900 (base) Other current offering: Auto Palace in Pittsburgh, PA, offers a silver example with 13 miles for $80,080. 2012 Bentley Mulsanne Includes original owner’s manual in English and Italian. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $35,000. A very rare car in the U.S., where it was never officially sold. Bumper and emissions laws were just around the corner, and therefore there was little chance of the car being federalized after 1973. A slightly nicer one sold for $38k at Mecum Monterey in August (SCM# 209536), making this offer look correct. Mecum Auctions, Anaheim, CA, 11/12. #S22-1998 LAMBORGHINI DIABLO enjoyed. Decent leather front seats, stock steering wheel and factory gauges. Lower bumper braces tuck under the front to protect the a/c condenser. Very correct looking, sitting on Fuchs. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $34,125. This 911 had the right squatty stance, the right options and the right color. It was destined to sell and fetched a market-correct price. Higgenbotham, Lakeland, FL, 10/12. #S129-1997 PORSCHE 911 Turbo S coupe. S/N WP0AC2990VS375617. Forest Green/Cashmere tan leather. Odo: 29,725 miles. Good paint under a heavy layer of dust. Interior shows light wear, nothing objectionable. Wears a new set of Pirellis and just had Date sold: 12/05/12 eBay auction ID: 321027959673 Seller’s eBay ID: euroaustin1007 Sale Type: New car with 839 miles VIN: SCBBB7ZH7CC016464 Details: Dark Sapphire Metallic over saddle leather; 6.75-liter twin-turbocharged V8 rated at 505 hp, 8-sp auto, RWD Sale Result: $289,450, Best Offer, sf 8 MSRP: $290,000 (base) Other current offering: St. Louis Motorsports in St. Louis, MO, asking $279,900 for a 1,531-mile Black Sapphire over Magnolia leather 2012 Mulsanne. ♦ 122 Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $42,400. Seems like a lot for wall art, but I’m sure the sum total value of the parts exceeds the money spent. Well bought, maybe, but what do you do with it? Mecum Auctions, St. Charles, IL, 10/12. AMERICAN #179-1930 FORD MODEL AA popcorn its 30k-mile service. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $117,660. Claimed to be 1 of 176, and a nice one at that. Good colors and good options, truck. S/N A1360681. Red & white/black vinyl. MHD. Odo: 6,044 miles. Restored over 20 years ago and retains original Cretors gas popcorn popper. Upgraded with refrigerator and freezer, so ice cream products can also be sold. Spent most of life with circus and traveled on their trains, so limited miles. Paint showing age. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $44,000. A business opportunity in these difficult Sports Car Market coupe. S/N N/A. Orange/black leather. A former wall display at the Lamborgini factory; sold on a Bill of Sale. Everything on it is perfect, but it’s missing a number of major bits. TREAL coupe. S/N AR1425356. Red/black cloth. Odo: 2,428 miles. A three-owner car. Looks like original paint, but seat inserts have been replaced with cloth. The dash cap is in good condition, so wherever it’s been, it’s been kept inside. The auction card says over $10,000 in service receipts within the past year, but doesn’t say exactly what was done.


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Roundup California black plates. Brightwork in good order. Riding on Ford script tires. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $41,800. A well preserved Ford phaeton that is powered by the 85-horsepower V8 flat-motor. Price paid was in line with condition, so seems fair all around. RM Auctions, Grapevine, TX, 10/12. #161-1935 FORD MODEL 48 Deluxe roadster. S/N 181553255. Maroon/tan canvas/ brown vinyl. Odo: 1,690 miles. AACA National First in 1979 and has been properly preserved since. Paint and brightwork in good order considering age. Engine clean with no economic times? At RM’s 2011 Hershey sale they sold a 1928 Ford AA Cretors popcorn truck for $55,000, but it included a custom 24-foot trailer (SCM# 186110). Back that out, and the price paid here was on the money. RM Auctions, Grapevine, TX, 10/12. #180-1933 AUBURN 8-105 Salon pha- eton. S/N 2886H. Eng. # GC1482. Green/tan fabric/green leather. Odo: 51,385 miles. First year for the Salon trim package, which offered painted grille bars, front splash apron and “wing spread” bumper. Older restoration looks a bit tired. Door fit not uniform. Paint flat and lacking luster. Newer canvas top. Once part of the Coke logos look a bit too new. I’d like to see it with more period-correct graphics. RM Auctions, Grapevine, TX, 10/12. #235-1937 FORD MODEL 78 roadster. S/N GA6800201. Purple/black leather. Odo: 667 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Fiberglass body with removable hard top. Powered by a 400-ci small block. Full air-ride suspension with custom Coddington billet wheels. Vin- leaks or streaks noted. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $57,750. A desirable Ford at the right price. Lot 36, a ’35 three-window, sold for $36,000 a little earlier, and a comparable roadster at a $20k premium is market-correct. RM Auctions, Grapevine, TX, 10/12. #136-1935 FORD MODEL 48 Deluxe coupe. S/N 182018967. Washington Blue/tan mohair fabric. Odo: 14,895 miles. Restored some years back but still very presentable with exceptional paint. Equipped with Ford luggage rack, AM radio and HaDees heater. Has rear the O’Quinn Collection. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $81,400. Auburns are fun tour cars, especially with the Columbia two-speed rear end. ACD judges would have a field day with this, so just drive and enjoy. Previously seen at this year’s RM Amelia Island sale, where it realized $71,500 (SCM# 197803). I think the price paid at Amelia was more in line with the market. RM Auctions, Grapevine, TX, 10/12. #177-1935 FORD MODEL 48 Deluxe phaeton. S/N 181902892. Montella Brown/ white canvas/brown leather. Odo: 99,932 miles. Older restoration that is still very presentable. Loaded with options including AM radio, dual horns, fog lights, banjo steering wheel and folding rear windshield. Wearing tage Air and a Kenwood sound system for creature comforts. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $59,400. Not so radical that it does not have broad appeal. I’m willing to bet that building it cost a bunch more than what was bid here, but as a glass car it is yesterday’s news. Fair price paid. RM Auctions, Grapevine, TX, 10/12. #186-1941 PACKARD 110 Special con- roll-down window with roller blind. Shows minimal use. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $36,300. Very desirable styling on a Ford coupe that often is altered by customizers and hot rodders. This refreshing original example has been properly maintained. If anything, bought a touch under the market. RM Auctions, Grapevine, TX, 10/12. #259-1937 FORD MODEL 77 panel truck. S/N 183406416. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 33 miles. Half-ton panel truck restored as a Coca-Cola delivery vehicle. Equipped with single driver’s seat and flat rear floor. Modified with exhaust headers and Brockman steelpack mufflers. Also has flipper hubcaps. Early Ford V-8 Club award. Easily modified for other promotional use. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $39,600. Recently sold for $36,040 at Mecum Indy in May (SCM# 205729), which makes this price look about right. Cute as heck, but 124 vertible. S/N DE14893248. White/tan fabric/ tan leather. Odo: 2,417 miles. This Junior Series Packard was restored a number of years ago and has held up well. Paint has been touched up here and there. Running boards are worn, but the brightwork is respectable. Equipped with pushbutton radio and heater. Dash is attractive, and plastic is in good order. Underpowered compared to the 120. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $53,900. The Junior Packards have always been in the back seat compared with their big brothers. They are not accepted by the CCCA, and values have lagged. Price Sports Car Market


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Roundup paid here was fairly strong considering it was an older restoration. RM Auctions, Grapevine, TX, 10/12. #228-1942 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL cabriolet. S/N H129772. Dark tan/tan fabric/ tan leather. Odo: 69,598 miles. One of only 136 1942 LC cabriolets built prior to production ceasing due to WWII. Respray and new interior since acquisition in 2009. Plastic knobs on dash worn, and several are incorrect. Trim showing age with minor pitting. Grille unique to the 1942 Continental. Cond: 2-. detail. Interior holding up well. Many cracks in steering wheel kind of gives it character. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $12,000. I spoke with the consignor, and she said she owned the car for several years and was selling it to make room. Restoring this very presentable car would be unnecessary. The owner was right to hang on, as the high bid was light by at least a factor of two. Vicari, Biloxi, MS, 10/12. restoration with new fabric interior, bumper shields front and back, as well as bumper guards. Only issue is minor wear on interior. Complete with vintage Samsonite luggage. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $38,500. The Country Club package added about $15k to the value here. The car was well restored and presented in the right color, so this transaction was all square with the world. RM Auctions, Grapevine, TX, 10/12. #253-1948 FORD SUPER DELUXE con- SOLD AT $42,900. We watched this sell at the April 2009 Worldwide Weinberg sale where it realized $68,200 (SCM# 120063). It was light tan at the time and badly in need of a respray. Not being a fan of brown except on UPS trucks, I can’t help but think the color held back the bidding a bit. If you can get over that hurdle, then well bought. RM Auctions, Grapevine, TX, 10/12. #156-1947 CHEVROLET FLEETMASTER convertible. S/N EAA441354. Yellow & wood/tan fabric/brown leather. Odo: 86,095 miles. 216-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Updated with modern “Country Club” package and new leather interior. Older restoration showing a bit of age. Paint chips on nose, and parts of trim pitted. Engine bay clean with no fluid vertible. S/N 899A2244214. Tuscan Tan/tan fabric/red leather & tan fabric. Odo: 8,709 miles. 239-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. An attractive older restoration that needs some attention. Paint lacking luster and brightwork a bit dull. Equipped with AM radio and under-seat The Hot Shot line was produced from 1948 to 1952 with a total production of 2,498 units. Microcars continue to be hot, but today was not the day for this one. Initially unsold, but the seller later let it go for crazy-cheap. Buyer should be able to double or triple his money easily. Mecum Auctions, St. Charles, IL, 10/12. heater. Leather and cloth interior very presentable. Engine clean but not detailed. A professional detailing would do wonders. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $30,800. These remain in the shadow of their big brother the Sportsman, but price paid here was under the money. A little TLC will bring solid rewards. RM Auctions, Grapevine, TX, 10/12. #F131-1948 WILLYS JEEPSTER con- leaks. Rear-view mirror broken. Attractive livery. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $35,200. Price paid was well under the estimates, and it sold for less than Lot 154, the ’47 “Country Club” coupe. Would not have been the case if the wood package here had actually been applied by a dealer in period. Still, an attractive package at a reasonable price. RM Auctions, Grapevine, TX, 10/12. #154-1947 CHEVROLET FLEETMASTER Country Club 2-dr sedan. S/N EAS621479. Black & wood/tan fabric. Odo: 75,141 miles. 216-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Dealerinstalled “Country Club” wood trim package provides a “woodie” look with real wood on trunk and sides. Received a full body-off 126 vertible. S/N 46378145. Red & black/black vinyl/gray vinyl. Odo: 25,231 miles. 134-ci I4, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Original paint holding up very well. Brightwork mostly nice, but some pitting on the pot-metal bits. OK engine compartment along with Vintage Air. Nose and deck shaved. Very attractive leather interior. Spinner wheel covers. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $44,000. This sold for well under the estimates but at a realistic market-correct price. Builder did not take it to the next level, which would have justified the big bucks. RM Auctions, Grapevine, TX, 10/12. #215-1951 LINCOLN COSMOPOLI- TAN convertible. S/N 51LP12166H. Brewster Green/green fabric/green vinyl. Odo: Sports Car Market #252-1951 FORD CUSTOM DELUXE convertible. S/N B1RH132789. Maroon/tan fabric/oxblood & tan leather. Odo: 4,406 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Mild custom with GM 350 under the hood, with brushed aluminum valve covers and graphics on the air cleaner. Power steering, brakes and windows, #S184-1950 CROSLEY HOT SHOT roadster. S/N VC20661. Blue/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 2,351 miles. 44-ci I4, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Fresh paint looks good. Clean engine compartment. Well done top and interior. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $7,500. Crosley was a manufacturer of radios and refrigerators, and they started building cars in 1940. BEST BUY


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Roundup 33,961 miles. 337-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. An older restoration that has held up well. Body straight and solid with no signs of prior body damage. Equipped with fender skirts and power top 2+. SOLD AT $68,750. Early Corvettes have been gaining traction of late, but I don’t know if the hard top helped or hindered this sale. All I know is that it made it impossible for anyone over 5’10” to enter the car gracefully. Other than that, a nice car at a market-correct price. RM Auctions, Grapevine, TX, 10/12. #196-1955 FORD FAIRLANE Crown and windows. Paint is worn in a few areas, brightwork is slightly pitted. Engine clean but not highly detailed. One of only 857 produced. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $48,400. Triple-green in various shades might be a bit much for some, but if green was your thing, then this was your car. Sold for close to market-correct money considering all the little issues. RM Auctions, Grapevine, TX, 10/12. #223-1951 MERCURY MONTEREY convertible. S/N 51ME84802M. Black/black fabric/red & black leather. Odo: 51,240 miles. 255-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Mercury offered a new grille and vertical taillights for 1951. Only 6,759 convertibles produced. This example properly restored and presents well. Black Victoria 2-dr hard top. S/N U5DW232046. Raven Black & Snowshoe White/white vinyl & black cloth. Odo: 13,476 miles. 272-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Restored some years ago and still presents well. Body straight and solid with no serious paint issues noted. Equipped with Continental kit and power windows and seat. with aftermarket battery. Decent glass and soft seals. Interior fitted with retractable seat belts and speaker cut into rear deck. Otherwise presentable. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,360. All things considered, this was a decent driver in an attractive color combination. It sold at a reasonable price that seems a good deal both ways. Vicari, Biloxi, MS, 10/12. One rear window does not close properly. An attractive period Crown Victoria. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $29,150. The Crown Victoria featured the unique “tiara” roof line. Considering this example had the larger 182-horsepower engine under the hood, the price paid was on the money. An above-average car at an appropriate price. RM Auctions, Grapevine, TX, 10/12. paint and cloth top in good order. New LeBaron-Bonney leather interior. Engine clean and tidy. Equipped with overdrive. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $53,900. This was a solid example of a Mercury convertible with no glaring issues, and at the price paid it was a decent buy. Could have sold for another $10k without question. RM Auctions, Grapevine, TX, 10/12. #145-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N E54S001200. Eng. # 0271815F54Y. Sportsman Red/white hard top/red vinyl. Odo: 336 miles. 236-ci 150-hp I6, 3x1bbl, auto. Limited miles since restoration. Stated to be one of only 100 produced in Sportsman Red. Paint and bodywork to high standard. Engine sparkles. Unique accessory hard top with geeky modern emblems. Cond: #191-1955 PACKARD CARIBBEAN convertible. S/N 55881144. White, red & black/white vinyl/white, red & black leather. Odo: 5,524 miles. 352-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. The Caribbean was the top of the line and offered with tri-color exterior and leather interior. Expensive at $5,932 and only 500 produced. Older paint is starting to unwind and trim is pitted and losing luster. Bumpers #120-1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK II coupe. S/N C56D2730. Amethyst/ white & red leather. Odo: 86,432 miles. 368-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Restored in 2002 but leather interior redone to lesser standard. Trim button missing on driver’s seat, dash cracked. Equipped with a/c. Unusual Amethyst livery is factory-correct. Cost $9,966 when new. Cond: somewhat fresh. Jambs not sprayed. Horrible door gaps. Brightwork shows wear and tear typical for age. Rattle-can engine freshening 2. SOLD AT $44,000. We watched this sell at Worldwide’s May 2007 Houston sale, where it realized $53,900 (SCM# 45147), and a year earlier at the same venue it sold for $57,000 (SCM# 41528). Driven only five very expensive miles since the May 2007 sale. Obviously trending in the wrong direction. At this price, if you can live with the color, I’ll call it a good buy. RM Auctions, Grapevine, TX, 10/12. worn and scratched. Problem with rear suspension, as car has forward rake. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $51,150. A desirable Packard that needs some help. Last seen at the May 2007 Kruse auction, where it sold for $42,336 (SCM# 45922). It had a long list of needs then and not much has been done to address them since. At the price paid, many issues can be addressed and the owner will still be rightside up. RM Auctions, Grapevine, TX, 10/12. #S401-1955 PONTIAC STAR CHIEF 2-dr hard top. S/N A855H14078. Turquoise & cream/turquoise & white vinyl. Odo: 69,207 miles. 287-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint looks 128 Sports Car Market #148-1956 FORD COUNTRY SQUIRE woodie wagon. S/N M6FY167019. Black & wood/red & white vinyl. Odo: 80,708 miles. 292-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Powered by M-code Thunderbird V8, with Ford-O-Matic 3-speed.


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Roundup Interior and brightwork reportedly original and are in exceptional condition for their age. Loaded with goodies including roof rack, front bumper guard and sun visor. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $53,900. This was a very presentable Country Squire, and the original brightwork and interior were remarkable indeed. Have to wonder, however, what at least two people were thinking to bid it to this level. Might have understood it if it was powered by the larger 225-horse motor. Very well sold. RM Auctions, Grapevine, TX, 10/12. #199-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR con- vertible. S/N VC57A146243. Onyx Black/ black vinyl/red & silver patterned vinyl. Odo: 6,525 miles. 350-ci fuel-injected V8, auto. Restored with a number of modifications under the hood. ZZ3 350 added with tuned port injection, coupled to 350 automatic. Frame has fender skirts and Continental kit. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $56,700. A no-sale at Mecum Indy in May 2012, where it was bid to $53k (SCM# 206166). Pretty much a duplicate result here, so seller was right to let it go. Seems like a fair deal all around, if not slightly well bought. Vicari, Biloxi, MS, 10/12. from gas leaks. Bumpers lacking luster. The paint, while presentable, has a few issues the closer you look. First year for 4-speed manual transmission. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $63,800. I’ve seen the 283/270 Corvette sell for well into six figures, but this one had a list of needs. Cleaning the intake manifold before offering the car would have been a good idea. RM Auctions, Grapevine, TX, 10/12. #F133-1957 DODGE CORONET. S/N 35290454. Yellow & white/white/gray vinyl & cloth. Odo: 50,138 miles. 325-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint looks good, mostly some bubbling and cracking evident in roof; really nice brightwork; clean and tidy engine compartment; nice clear glass; no issues with the inte- #216-1958 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK III convertible. S/N H8YG404118. Matador Red/black fabric/red, white & black leather. Odo: 98,525 miles. 430-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Perhaps the largest unibody car ever built. High-point restoration 10 years back when it received National First at LCOC meet. been smoothed and painted. Paint cracked on trunk, rear bumper guard stained. Equipped with power windows and seat. Interior in good order. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $66,000. If this were the real deal with a factory 283/250 Fuelie under the hood, we would be pushing six figures, but as it sits price paid was about right. RM Auctions, Grapevine, TX, 10/12. #212-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR con- vertible. S/N VC57S197572. Matador Red/ white vinyl/red & silver vinyl. Odo: 144 miles. 283-ci fuel-injected V8, 3-sp. A frame-off restored Bel Air “Fuelie.” Unusual radio-delete and not ordered with power brakes or steering. Miles on odometer since restoration. Paint and brightwork to high standard. Engine spotless. rior. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. Said to have been the recipient of a frame-up restoration and claiming three owners from new. You’ve got to love all the chrome, color and big fins, and apparently owner #3 wasn’t ready to let it go. The high bid looked like a marketcorrect result; this car should have been on to owner #4. Vicari, Biloxi, MS, 10/12. #S387-1957 PONTIAC STAR CHIEF convertible. S/N F857H4151. Red & white/ white vinyl/red & white vinyl. Odo: 82,534 miles. 347-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint shows very well. Good panel gaps. Excellent brightwork. Top fits well but could stand a good cleaning. Good glass and gaskets. Clean and tidy engine compartment. Driver’s door Little to fault here. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $110,000. The crème de la crème in Tri-Five Chevy land. Strange to order the biggest engine package to make it go fast and forgo the power brakes to make it stop. Price paid was in the expected range, so fair all around here. RM Auctions, Grapevine, TX, 10/12. #238-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E57S103451. Venetian Red/ beige vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 45,511 miles. 283ci 270-hp V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Older restoration is showing its age. Intake manifold stained 130 panel a bit wavy; interior otherwise nice. Equipped with power steering, brakes and top, Still very presentable, but rear bumper scratched. Loaded with options including parade boot and power everything. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $64,900. Buyer paid a middle-ofthe-road price for a very good car. Well bought, but better check the size of your garage. RM Auctions, Grapevine, TX, 10/12. #204-1959 EDSEL CORSAIR convert- ible. S/N W9UR736870. Turquoise/white vinyl/turquoise & white vinyl. Odo: 21,914 miles. 332-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Wears an older restoration that is showing a bit of age, but it’s still a decent driver. Issue noted with chrome on rear bumper. Mile-O-Matic automatic transmission and radio. Only 44,891 Edsels produced in next-to-last year of production, with 1,343 being Corsair convertibles—the most expensive Edsel offered in ’59, with a list price of $3,072. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $24,200. Not a big seller then and not particularly popular now, but still a good buy. Price paid was a bit on the light side, as a decent Corsair convertible should bring at least $30k. RM Auctions, Grapevine, TX, 10/12. #S82-1960 CHEVROLET CORVAIR 700 Coupe. S/N 7270127162. Red/silver vinyl/cloth. Odo: 1,092 miles. 2.3-L H6, 2x1bbl, 3-sp. Beautiful red paint; excellent brightwork; well-detailed engine compartment; interior as-new. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $18,550. Reported to have been restored from a rust-free original sold on a Wisconsin salvage title. This was all the money and then some, but if you had to have one, I would have Sports Car Market


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Roundup was an honest, go-fast car. Price paid looks market-correct. Higgenbotham, Lakeland, FL, 10/12. #2130-1968 DODGE CORONET 2-dr to say it was worth it. Mecum Auctions, St. Charles, IL, 10/12. #2104-1967 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 2-dr hard top. S/N 138177B199873. Red/ black vinyl. Odo: 51,000 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. An authentic show car with AACA 1st- and 3rd-place trophies. Lowish miles. Good color combo with Redline bias- ply repro tires and hubcaps. Real 325-hp 396 with 4-speed. Sparse but neat bench-seat interior. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $33,600. This nofrills beauty didn’t have a lot of options, but it steering wheel. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $9,450. Some might have thought it would help that Coke-bottle B-bodies are still very popular, but this one had that ’70s street-racer look, which didn’t inspire confidence. Bidding was appropriately “meh” across the block, but a deal came together later at this harmless price. Higgenbotham, Lakeland, FL, 10/12. body kit and hood with the SP360 engine. Traditional Shelby color combination, and the four bucket-seat arrangement is probably more practical than a bench, considering the likely lateral G-forces. Looks good, but I suspect it’s been ridden hard and put away wet many times. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $15,000. Featured on magazine covers and in Kenne Bell’s own product catalog, as he was the first owner. These tend to sell right at $15k, so high offer was correct. Mecum Auctions, Anaheim, CA, 11/12. © hard top. S/N WH23F8A175884. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 113,430 miles. 318-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. A wavy Bondo-bucket with shiny respray and Super Bee stripe, fitted with six-pack repro hood, a couple of R/T badges, oversized chrome Cragers, mismatched raised whiteletter tires, and glasspacks. Inside, has a bench seat, column-shift auto, and Walmart fat foam #F179-1998 DODGE DURANGO Shelby SP360 SUV. S/N 1B4HS28Z4WF100536. Blue/tan & black leather. Odo: 29,882 miles. 5.9-L supercharged V8, auto. First production Shelby Durango. Kenne Bell supercharger, Stillen brakes, 18-inch Shelby wheels, custom Clarion stereo, custom Shelby interior, custom February 2013 131


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eBay Motors Online Sales Recent High Sales on eBay Motors Serious money for upper-level collectibles T here are plenty of deals out there for people just starting out in the old-car hobby. But what about something for the more established collector? In this month’s drive through eBay Motors, we take a look at some recent big-dollar sales — cars that sold for $80k or more. Condition inferred from seller’s descriptions; cars were not physically examined by the author. All quoted material taken from the eBay listings. (sf=seller’s feedback) by Chad Tyson Market opinions in italics #281027342641-1948 JAGUAR MK IV drophead coupe. S/N 637139. Silver/blue canvas/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 67,874 km. St. Louis, MO. 14 photos. “Dual SU sidedraft carburetors, Moss 4-sp, solid front axle and live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs front and rear, and Girling four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Concours-quality restoration completed in 2000. All mechanicals Small chip in windshield, a few small holes in the rear of exhaust, and paint has some minor lifting in few small areas.” 40 bids. sf 1391. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $115,000. Sold at the lower end for a #2 two-headlight 330 GT 2+2, certainly not due to lack of bidders. Only reason I can guess is it isn’t a typical Ferrari color. Well bought. #140892225165-1984 FERRARI 512 BBI restored and overhauled, new wooden body framing installed, new Connolly leather upholstery fitted. The electrical wiring also addressed. Car has been properly and regularly maintained and exercised, and remains in virtual concours-quality condition.” 11 bids. sf 161. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $84,500. Said to be one of 376 3.5-liter Mk IVs built for export. This one went for about $20k more than the SCM Pocket Price Guide listing. It appeared in remarkable condition, and somebody just had to have it. Well sold. #200849031555-1966 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 coupe. S/N 7889. Beige/black leather. Odo: 60,894 miles. Gaylordsville, CT. 24 photos. “Very rare and attractive paint color with black leather and red carpets. Original, numbers-matching motor runs out very nicely. Sunroof installed which was done at the selling dealer, Garage Francorchamps, or possibly at the factory. Tag riveted in engine compartment stating motor rebuilt by Piet Roelofs in 1981. Underside of the car clean and rust-free. 132 coupe. S/N ZFFJA09B000049027. Red/tan leather. Odo: 8,010 km. San Antonio, TX. 68 photos. “1984 model, so it has all of the running improvements. It has just over 8,000 kilometers. The speedometer registers in miles, but the odometer is in kilometers. All Boxers brought into the U.S. were “gray market” cars. has their gold medallion on the dash. Jerry McNeish certified to be correct in every way. TH400 transmission, 12-bolt Posi, tilt wheel, console, factory tach and gauges, and AM radio.” But It Now. sf 286. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $107,000. Strong price here, like 2007 strong. Does this portend a return of high muscle-car prices? Or is it just an outlier, bought by someone who just had to have it? It does check a lot of the right boxes—big block, convertible, pace car. All I can say for now is well sold. #251192313510-1970 PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD 2-dr hard top. S/N RN23U0A171614. Vitamin C/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 39,112 miles. Fort Lauderdale, FL. 17 photos. “Three-owner car always garage kept. Equipped with rare 4-sp with console and bucket seats, date correct 440 4-bbl V8 engine, power steering, power brakes, rally wheels, and almost entirely original paint. In the Superbird registry. Built in December of 1969. Original interior. The doors open and close #281017849082-1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS/SS Indy Pace Car convertible. S/N 124677L152418. Ermine White/blue vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 111,500 miles. Westerville, OH. 22 photos. “ALL numbers matching original engine, transmission and rear end. Rust free body with all of its original sheet metal, still intact. Complete owner history since new including original Protect-O-Plate. Documented with the Pace Car registry and This was the unofficial method for importing cars to the United States through a private broker. Most desirable color combination-red with tan interior.” 15 bids. sf 282. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $105,200. Their prices are creeping upwards. Obviously not as fast as their current owners would like, but it rarely works out that way. Fair for buyer and seller. like new, all seals are excellent. This Superbird needs nothing. Runs and drives amazing. Fender tag info is available, and the car is completely rust-free.” 35 bids. sf 9. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $86,000. I did see another ’70 Superbird sell for slightly more on the same day. It was a bench seat, 3-sp auto, column-shift version with the same engine and similar miles. By direct comparison, this buyer made out very well on the purchase. Considering the larger market, the buyer still bought low. Good on him. © Sports Car Market


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English 1929 Bentley 4½ Litre Vanden Plas Open Tourer 1955 Austin Healey 100-4 roadster Spectacular Imperial Maroon/biscuit color combo with a no-expense spared restoration by Jaguar professionals, this XK 150 is a JCNA national champion, scoring 100 points in 3 consecutive 2011 shows! Excellent opportunity for the serious collector! Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: sales@classicshowcase.com Web: www.classicshowcase.com (CA) 1962 Jaguar XKE Series 1 3.8 coupe S/N FB3317. One of Bentley’s most magnificent cars with its original Vanden Plas Open Tourer body. Known provenance. Regularly exercised. Eligible for premier events worldwide. $995,000. Contact Chris, Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@ fantasyjunction.com Web: www.fantasyjunction. com (CA) 1948 Jaguar Mk IV 3.5 saloon S/N BN1L 226045. Red/black. 104,200 miles. I4, 4-speed with overdrive. Very nice driving and super nice running Healey. Repainted in the ‘60s and the paint is showing its age up close. When the car was painted there had been minor collision damage in the lower l/f and r/r corners. Oddly, the only place there is any corrosion is in the driver’s side rocker at the bottom, out of sight. Driven by a elderly man for the last 10 years. Trunk all refinished recently. No skin on the top frame. BN2 transmission now and it includes the original BN1 gearbox. Spare wheels and parts. $27,500. Contact Michael, Northern Motorsport Ltd, 802.296.2099, Email: bugatti46@aol.com Web: www.northernmotorsportltd.com (VT) 1959 MGA Twin Cam roadster RHD. Show-winning example with an esteemed Jaguar history, received a frame-off restoration, multiple award winner, luxurious style, design, and appointments. This is a spectacular example that is truly for the discerning Jaguar collector! Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: sales@classicshowcase.com Web: www.classicshowcase.com (CA) 1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy roadster S/N SYCC34. Wonderful, minimalist English special. Period competition race history. Jaguar driveline, four wheel discs. Extensive documentation. Suitable for track and tours. $225,000. Contact Chris, Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Web: www.fantasyjunction.com (CA) 1961 Jaguar XK 150 3.8 convertible 1960 Omega Jaguar 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage coupe S/N 2719R. Dark Gray Metallic/Saddle Brown. 41,670 miles. I6 4.9-L, 5-speed manual. Meticulously restored DB6 Vantage by marque specialists. Engine displacement increased to 4.9L, 5-speed manual gearbox, HBE engineering suspension set. Detailed undercarriage, rebuilt suspension, detailed engine compartment. Converted to left hand drive. Very fast. Complete tool kit and original owners manual. $350,000. Contact Michael, Vantage Motors Inc, 203.327.1747, Email: michael@vantagemotorsports.com Web: www.vantagemotorsports.com (CT) 1966 Jaguar XKE Series 1 4.2 convertible A crowning achievement, this E-type is a show-level champion and subject of a no-expense spared restoration; One of the finest XKE examples available in the world today. An amazing opportunity for the discerning collector! Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: sales@classicshowcase.com Web: www. classicshowcase.com (CA) 1967 Jaguar XKE Series 1 4.2 convertible This beautiful matching-numbers flat-floored, welded louver bonnet E-type has been recently elevated to show level by Classic Showcase; With a gorgeous Bronze and Red color combo, an early XKE example ready for the competitive collector! Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: sales@classicshowcase.com Web: www.classicshowcase.com (CA) 1965 Jaguar XKE convertible S/N YD3839. Blue/tan. 67,001 miles. Twin Cam, 4-speed. Just out of long term storage. Excellent candidate for concours restoration. Very nice sheetmetal frame. Very complete including all 5 wheels/ tires. Why pay $50k–$90k for a car with ??? Restore this one and know what you have. $34,500 OBO. Contact Edward, 602.377.1197, Email: ebwestfam@ cox.net (AZ) 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II coupe S/N 7E25269. Black/Tan. 41,000 miles. I6, Tremec 5-sp. California car was originally delivered new in Santa Barbra. In my possession for 27 years. No rust or accident damage. Subtly modified for increased performance and driving pleasure. All modifications performed to be easily replaced with the original parts, included in the sale. A partial list of original equipment includes; 4-speed, SU carburetors, 5 wheels (the new on delivery Dunlop Gold Seal spare tire) and various other components books, manuals and original tool kit and jack. $95,000. Contact Ken, 949.494.3097, Email: nelsonken@cox.net (CA) 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Regency Red/black. 49,000 miles. V12, manual. Regency Red with black interior and black mohair top. This car is completely sorted out with no issues and ready to be driven with confidence. Recent work includes rebuilt engine, trans and new clutch. $60,000 OBO. Contact Paul, 973.768.7139, Email: p_maletsky@hotmail.com (NJ) Blue/black & tan. 31,566 miles. 4-speed. Jaguar initially produced 13 hand-built alloy-bodied cars for export and racing. This example was one of those 13 with a pair of factory manufactured tonneaus, one for the driver’s door and one to cover the passenger’s seat in order to “slip-stream” the car in the factory’s attempt to reach 120 mph. This beautifully styled 120 has a fine competition history from new, being first raced at Limerock, Connecticut and subsequently Elkart Lake, Bridgehampton and Silverstone, England. Same owner for last 20 years. Recently vintage raced. Includes additional engine. Jaguar Heritage Certificate. Please Inquire. $365,000. Contact Andrew, The Classic Marque, 617.438.9992, Email: amale77@gmail.com Web: www.theclassicmarque.com (MA) 136 Beige/creme. 73,997 miles. 3.7-liter, 4-speed manual. One owner Aston that has never been offered for sale before! Excellent, dry California car needing restoration. Inquire about purchase and restoration within our facility. Contact Stephen, Classic Investments, 303.665.4555, Email: SBellCar@aol.com Web: www.classicinvest.com (CO) Factory Vantage coupe. Unquestionably the best DB series car ever in our inventory. National-concours condition, flawless in every respect. Three-owner history, low original mileage. Finished in gray metallic, biscuit interior. Call for complete details. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd, 203.852.1670, Email: matt@deGarmoLtd.com Web: www.deGarmoLtd.com 1982 Aston Martin V8 2-dr saloon Restored by Classic Showcase, this matching-numbers XKE is a current JCNA national champion, scoring 100 points in 3 consecutive shows in 2011–12. This example presents a rare opportunity for the discerning collector ready for competition! Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: sales@classicshowcase.com Web: www.classicshowcase.com (CA) 1974 Jaguar XKE Series III OTS S/N SCFCV81S5CTL12347. Raven Black/Black. 51,744 miles. V8 5.3 Vantage, 5-speed manual. Rare 1982 Aston Martin V8 saloon. Factory original blacked out chrome trim wheels. Factory original Vantage Body work. Engine uprated to Vantage Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery Specs. Recent servicing tuning. Excellent original paint, original interior. $125,000. Contact Michael, Vantage Motors Inc, 203.327.1747, Email: michael@vantagemotorsports.com Web: www. vantagemotorsports.com (CT) 1986 TVR 280i convertible original 52k mile Porsche 911. Factory sport seats with factory a/c that blows ice cold. Restoration photos available. $89,990. Contact Paul, 714-3354911, Email: me@paulkramer.com (CA) 1977 Porsche 911S coupe 1989 Porsche Speedster Superb original condition with two tops. Rust-free, always garaged. Original window sticker and service file. $22,000. Contact Charles, Charles S. Crail Automobiles, 805.568.1934, Email: eenberg@msn. com Web: www.charlescrail.com (CA) Italian 1958 Alfa Romeo 1900 Super 4-dr sedan S/N SA9DH28POGBO19202. Dark blue metallic/parchment. 31,400 miles. 2.8-L V6, 4-speed manual. A very nice original, 2-owner, 31,400-mile example in dark blue metallic w/parchment. V6, 4-speed wtih a/c. Just serviced and ready to enjoy in closed, targa or roadster form. Wedge-tastic! Contact: Ed Sanson @ 609.466.5305 $12,500 OBO. (NJ) 1997 Aston Martin DB7 Volante convertible This incredible 911 S coupe has 21,000 original miles, received a complete servicing of all major systems components, documented by recent receipts and photos. This is like a new car, ready for the Porsche collector or enthusiast! Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: sales@classicshowcase.com Web: www.classicshowcase.com (CA) 1982 Porsche 911SC coupe S/N WPOEBO91XKS173401. Red/tan. 9,200 miles. 6, 5-speed manual. Fully loaded, plus Ruf wheels and exhaust, rosewood dash, and clear bra. Car is perfect as you would expect. Los Gatos, CA. $96,000. Contact Glen, 408.358.3052, Email: glen@picture-factory. com (CA) 1997 Audi A8 sedan S/N SCFAB22341K301427. White/Ivory Tan and elm burl. 33,200 miles. 3.2-ltr supercharged 6-cyl dohc, auto. New dark brown top, Elm burl, Alpine, Connolly leather. Excl.Awards in Keels Wheels, Classy Chassis Concours. One of 298 Volantes made in 1997. Put the top down and enjoy Aston Martin cruising. $37,000. Contact Chuck, 281.351.6743, Email: chazrhodes@sbcglobal.net (TX) French 1957 Talbot-Lago America Barquette 2-seater sportscar S/N 140077 B. Blue/black. 9,999 miles. BMW V8, ZF 4-speed. FIA papers, very good condition and original. $750,000 firm. Contact Axel, Email: andersaxel@web.de (DEU) German 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 cabriolet Maroon/palomino. 121,000 miles. Turbodiesel, automatic. Excellent condition inside and out. Driven daily. Strong motor. All servicing up to date. Perfect for young driver. Call or email for details/pictures. $9,800 OBO. Contact William, 253.678.0401, Email: mdrei96@comcast.net (WA) 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible Ivory. Among the last of the truly hand-built Mercedes-Benz. Recently freshened and excellent running car. Behr A/C, Becker AM/FM, books. $169,500. Contact Chris, Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Web: www. fantasyjunction.com (CA) 1972 Volkswagen Super Beetle S/N 1522362286. Mango Green/caramel & beige. 91,586 miles. 1600-cc, manual. Consistent trophy winner at VW shows. ‘05 AZ restoration. New tie rods, fuel tank, carb rear brakes. Quick-release tow bar and car cover. Original AM radio. Moving— must sell. Email: 2ClassicVWs@tampabay.rr.com for photos. $18,500. Contact Aaron, 863.701.9380, Email: lakelandaaron@gmail.com (FL) 1973 Porsche 911E coupe S/N WDBBA48DXGA049679. Smoke Silver/burgundy. 9,700 miles. 5.6-L V8, Automatic. Pristine ultra low mileage Mercedes 560SL. New tires and battery, but comes with original tires. Hard top stand and cover. Original spare, first aid kit, cassette cleaners and books. Everything works and car is in show condition. Always garaged, never in rain or snow. $35,000 OBO. Contact Mark, 828.403.5691, Email: markmand272@gmail.com (NC) 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible S/N WAUBG84D5VN000650. Pearl white/black. 163,000 miles. 4.2-liter, auto. Pristine and meticulously maintained. Loaded, looks and drives beautifully. Must see to appreciate. No disappointments. Call for more info. $4,900 OBO. Contact Stephen, 914.260.0108, Email: sturiano@yahoo.com (NY) S/N WPOAAO912CS120422. Guards Red/Black. 203,800 miles. 3.0-ltr 6-cyl, 5-speed manual. Beautiful exterior, clean interior with a bit of patina, NO A/C, original engine/trans per Porsche COA, runs and shifts properly, CA smog legal. Pics + details via e-mail. $18,000. Contact Peter, 661.303.7484, Email: rlspzim@aol.com (CA) 1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD wagon 1997 BMW 840Ci coupe S/N WBAEF8322VCC31343. Oxford Green/gray. 88,324 miles. V8, Auto. Clean and straight, fully serviced, all stock and loaded. You won’t be disappointed. $15,950. Contact Michael D, 917.620.8158, Email: maxforza@aol.com (NY) 2003 Porsche 911 GT2 coupe S/N AR390287. Red/Black. 98,000 miles. 0012101785, Manual. Rare Veloce, matching numbers. Engine rebuilt by Alfa specialist, new interior, Nardi wheel. All mechanicals have been replaced/ restored over last 3 years (clutch, shocks, exhaust, brakes, radiator, fuel tank etc.) with documentation. $35,000-plus in invoices. $69,000. Contact Mario, 973.432.2244, Email: Mario@soussou.net (CO) 1973 Innocenti Mini Cooper 2-dr sedan Silver green. 53,325 miles. Highly original example. One owner until 2008. Successful 2010 California Mille participant. Unbelievably cool and fun. $49,500. Contact Chris, Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Web: www.fantasyjunction.com (CA) 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Veloce convertible S/N WP0AB29933S696096. Arctic Silver Metallic/black leather. 2,282 miles. 3.6-L Twin-turborchaged, 6-speed manual. ”Race inspired” coupe, one Florida owner, 2,278 pampered miles, Carfax report available on request, limited warranty is in effect/extended available on request. Options include bi-xenon dynamic leveling headlamps w/washers, power windows, heated mirrors, rain-sensing wipers w/heated nozzles, Alcantara roof lining, AM/ FM stereo w/CD player, automatic digital climate control w/carbon filter trim, rear fog light, telescoping aluminum/leather steering wheel, carbon fiber shift/brake handles, auto-dimming rearview mirror, anti-theft alarm system, remote keyless entry, rear defroster, rear wheel fender intakes, yellow brake calipers, 18” turbo look alloy wheels and more. $92,990. Contact George, Encore Motorcars of Sarasota, 941.922.6337, Email: geomanian@aol. com Web: www.encoremotorcars.com (FL) 2006 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S SUV S/N DRDNTN36R1H199T. Brown/tan. 59,000 miles. 1000, 4-speed manual. Well sorted ($7k spent), clean and original example of the Italian version of the Mini Cooper. Jump in and enjoy. $13,500. Contact Robert, 630.728.6007, Email: velorex@ comcast.net (IL) 1974 DeTomaso Pantera GTS Show-quality, two-owner car. Stunning condition in every way. Rare factory GTS, professionally rebuilt motor to 450-plus horsepower. Finished in red, black leather. Fitted with GT5 seats for comfort, original seats come with car. Runs and drives without fault. $75,000. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd, 203.852.1670, Email: matt@deGarmoLtd.com Web: www.deGarmoLtd.com (CT) 1974 Maserati Bora 4.9 coupe S/N 9115400211. Gemini Metallic Blue/black with houndstooth. 52,000 miles. 2.4L MFI, 5-speed manual. Beautiful $100k+ restoration on this 138 Deep Blue/gray leather. 49,000 miles. Two owners. S/N WP1AC29P46LA92677. Black/black. 59,600 miles. V8 Turbo, Automatic. Warranty until May 2013, CA. car, OZ wheels $39,900 OBO. Contact John, 619.838.1415, Email: jvisconsi@kimcorealty. com (CA) S/N AM11749US724. White/red. 33,178 miles. 4.9-Liter V8, 5-speed manual. Nice unmolested Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery original 4.9-L Bora. Serviced by marque specialist for the last 25 years. Recent service to brakes, engine tuned. Very nice car cosmetically and mechanically. $110,000 OBO. Contact Michael, Vantage Motors Inc, 203.327.1747, Email: michael@vantagemotorsports.com Web: www.vantagemotorsports.com (CT) 1985 Ferrari Testarossa coupe S/N JH4NA2160YT000221. Silver/black. 40,000 miles. V6, 6-speed manual. Great condition, smart antenna, clean car fax, tires are 40% but have new set of Bridgestone Potenza RE 760 Sport tires to go with car. $60,000. Contact John, Pearson Associates, 707.887.1000, Email: pearsonassoc@hotmail. com (CA) Bought in 1998 with 13k miles. Now 78k miles. Four major services, last one in 2009. A driver. Loves to go. Just needs another TLC owner. $38,500. Contact Robert, 509.447.3344. (WA) 1987 Ferrari 328 GTS coupe American 1929 Packard 640 coupe convertible Body off restored to the highest standards by a Ford specialist. Original wood; proper flathead V8 bored and stroked to 135 horsepower for a great driving experience. Columbia rear end. A spectacular car top to bottom that runs and drives without fault. Call for details. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd, 203.852.1670, Web: www.deGarmoLtd.com 1948 Lincoln Continental cabriolet S/N ZFFXA20AXH0069307. Red/tan. 35,307 miles. 8 cyl, 5-speed manual. One owner for last 25 years. California car. Books and records available. Never tracked. Always garaged. Normal chips to front. Pictures availble. $54,000 OBO. Contact Gil, 408.234.3809, Email: gil_glfix@att.net (CA) (MONTEREY) 2012 Iso Grifo A3C convertible S/N 173884. Black/dark red leather. 0 miles. Super 8, Original owner of this 1929 was Mel Hershey from Hershey, PA. The car has undergone a complete restoration; completely dismantled and rebuilt from the hardwood structure to each nut and bolt. $225,000 OBO. Contact Richard, 514.457.6101, Email: gratt@ videotron.ca ((CAN) 1930 Ford Model A roadster S/N 8H181792. Black with tan top/burgandy. 6,140 miles. V12, 3-speed with overdrive. Frame-out restoration, all-original California car. Only 452 produced. Graded #1 condition show car. Fully optioned car, push-button doors, pwr windows, pwr top, original radio, V12 engine with original 6,140 miles. Original leather seats with leather door panels. 3 coats of black acrylic lacquer, tan cloth top. Car has won many 1st place awards at local car shows. Email me for further information pictures. $80,000 OBO. Contact Donald, 805.461.0373, Email: djbauer1978@sbcglobal.net (CA) 1951 Buick Super Estate wagon S/N VC56K123093. Turquoise and white/blue and white. 52,000 miles. 265 V8, Powerglide. Body-off frame restored 3 years ago, about 1,500 miles since. PS/PB, power windows and seat, padded dash, radial tires, stereo w/CD changer. Immaculate. $79,000 OBO. Contact Mark, 828.403.5691, Email: markmand272@gmail.com (NC) 1957 Ford Thunderbird convertible Japanese 2000 Acura NSX coupe 1948 Ford Woodie wagon 4-speed. Multi-prize winning auto designed by the Bertone Company in Torino, Italy. Recent complete restoration to original specs. The car is fitted with a correct Shorrock supercharger and new Borrani wheels, full Connolly leather interior. All of the original Bertone body fittings and trim are present including the correct Marchal head and fog lights. One of only 65 coupes produced by Bertone for Stanley “Wacky” Arnolt. $125,000 OBO. Contact Jim, 510.326.2202, Email: mgjim55@pacbell.net Web: mgarnolt.shutterfly.com/ (CA) 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible White/red. 0 miles. Corvette engine, One of only four continuation cars built to exacting standards by former Iso employees in Italy. Virtually identical to originals built in 1964. Contact Gerd Eckstein at eckos10@hotmail.com or visit us online for more information. Contact Darren, 704.604.0704, Email: varedo@carolina.rr.com Web: www.isorestorations. com (NC) Yellow/brown. 10,000 miles. I4, Has hydraulic brakes and 16-inch wheels. Not a show car but a good driver. New interior. $30,000 OBO. Contact John, Pearson Associates, 707.887.1000, Email: pearsonassoc@hotmail.com (CA) 1948 Cadillac 6107 club coupe S/N 16087232. Light blue/dark blue. 146,234 miles. I8, automatic. Have owned for 40 yrs. The car is in excellent original condition, including the wood. More photos available upon request. $60,000. Contact Phil, 425.466.8186, Email: 4philt@gmail. com (WA) Black/black. 138,000 miles. 348 L-head (stock), HydroMatic. All stock, everything works, some cosmetic modifications, trophy winner, great shape, very rare. $49,900 OBO. Contact Britt, 425.432.1231, Email: britt@careycreek.com (WA) 1953 Chevrolet Corvette roadster S/N 1473Z2118668. White/red. Perfect red leather seats. Full power, 86k miles. Very good restored driver. In museum. Call 801.582.0431 or 801.201.1683. $24,000. Contact Dick, Classic Cars International, Email: classiccarsintl@hotmail.com Web: www.classiccarmuseumsales.com (UT) S/N LAY53752I. Polo White/Red. Blue Flame 6, 4-speed manual. 1953 Corvette, VIN #105, numbers match. Polo White paint. Body-off restoration. $150,000 OBO. Contact Terry, 419.592.5086, Email: tmichaelis@charter.net Web: www.proteamcorvette.com/Corvette-1953-1050B/1050B.html (OH) 1954 Arnolt MG Bertone coupe S/N 4336. Ruby red/tan. 2,000 miles. 1500-cc, 140 White/red. 327-ci V8, Automatic. A stunning SplitWindow Stingray coupe with fabulous colors equipment. Body-off restoration, 327/300-hp matching numbers V8, knockoffs with Goldlines. $79,900. Contact Jerry, Coffees Automotive Center Inc, 570.457.7423, Email: jerry@coffeescorvettes.com Web: www.coffeescorvettes.com (PA) Sports Car Market 1963 Chevrolet Corvette coupe S/N D7FH201167. Blue/Shell White. 23,583 miles. 321-ci V8, Auto. Car recently went through a partial restoration (new paint, weatherstripping, rechrome bumpers, a/c, brakes and rear trunk upholstery). Vehicle had a full restoration done back in the ‘90s. Does come with an aftermarket top, original fender skirts and is mechanically sound. Aftermarket a/c system is installed and blows very cold. Also have the original chrome spoke wheels with tires and are included with the car. Everything works and drives very well! $34,999 OBO. Contact Patrick, 832.797.1564, Email: pjdittrich@yahoo.com (TX) 1961 Ford Thunderbird convertible


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1966 Shelby GT350 H fastback 1970 Shelby GT500 replica convertible Incredible original car. Two-owner history from new, low original mileage, immaculate, rust-free, razorstraight body. Never damaged, raced or abused in any way. Matching-number engine and transmission (automatic). Finished in white with gold stripes, black interior. Fitted with period-correct air conditioning. A rare opportunity to own a blue-chip car that’s original. $135,000. Contact Matt, Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd, 203.852.1670, Email: matt@deGarmoLtd.com Web: www.deGarmoLtd.com (CT) 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 fastback S/N OFO3H145755. Acapulco Blue/black. 25,000 miles. 428 V8, 4-speed manual. GT500 replica. 428ci, 4-speed, Acapulco Blue, black interior, PS, PB, proper Shelby parts, nut bolt rotisserie restoration. $55,000 OBO. Contact Daniel, 858.926.6177, Email: Sddan1@att.net (CA) 1993 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 coupe S/N 9T02R208693. Acapulco Blue/black. 30,700 miles. 428 CJ, 4-speed. 428 CJ Ram Air Shaker Hood, close-ratio 4-speed, 3.50 traction lock, power disc brakes, 2-owner, mostly original paint, black out hood. Very solid car, black Clarion Knit High back seats, all-original, Marti Report. $43,000 OBO. Contact Thomas, 908.693.5723, Email: tom@ millersportscars.com (NJ) 1969 Pontiac GTO convertible S/N IGIYZ23J1P5800384. Ruby/Ruby leather. 45,795 miles. LT-5, 6-speed. 40th Anniversary Heart of the Beast. NCRS, Dave Hill Mark of Excellence, 2009, San Jose, NCRS Nationals. NCRS, Crossed Flags Award, 2012, San Diego, NCRS National judging event, (over 90% original). One of 245 built, 240 sold to the public. Full set of original tires. All original. Only part not original is the AC Delco battery (non Freedom type). New set of Goodyear F-1 GS-D, front and rear. Never a trailer queen, driven to all NCRS judging meets, where it scored 100% out of 100%, twice. All documents from original owner (I’m second owner) since new, provided in a binder. Price Firm. Serious buyers only. C/D upon request with deposit that can be applied to the purchase price. $35,000. Contact Ed, 661.250.0671, Email: ed_hoffman@ yahoo.com (CA) 2002 Ford Thunderbird convertible S/N 242679B136820. Liberty Blue/Blue. 95,000 miles. 400-ci V8, auto. Older restoration. Superior driver, new white top with parade cover, auto, ps, pb, buckets, console, safe-t-track, PHS docs, numbers matching rebuilt 400/350, electronic ignition. $26,500. Contact Jay, 240.506.0952, Email: bernste5@aol.com (MA) 1970 Cadillac DeVille convertible S/N F0246070. Corinthian Blue/Blue. 80,000 miles. 472-ci V8, auto. Original car with no aftermarket modifications. Incredibly smooth, quiet and reliable. A/C blows ice cold, everything works, even factory clock! New wide whitewall radial tires, paint is deep and lustrous. Interior like new. Factory options include: automatic climate control, Soft Ray tinted glass, leather upholstery, Signal Seeking AM/ FM radio, six-way power seats, tilt and telescopic wheel, cruise control, dual trumpet horn, power windows, locks, plus floor mats. Includes original jack and a full-sized spare tire. $37,500 OBO. Contact Ken, Pedigree Motorcars, 561.866.1601, Email: pedigreemotorcars@gmail.com Web: www. pedigreemotorcars.com (FL) 1970 Ford Mustang convertible S/N 0F03F179005. Calipso Coral/white. 113,000 miles. 302 V8, auto. Rare color combination, new top, runs and sounds great. Recent show winner. $18,500 OBO. Contact Gary, 501.779.6519, Email: speeddemon088@hotmail.com (AR) February 2013 S/N RCRSLC05191160911. Black/black. 200 miles. LS3, 6-speed manual. Hand-built display model for last year. 380-hp LS engine with hot cam mated to Ricardo manual trans. New condition. Many “Best of Show” awards. Stereo, a/c, backup camera, 5-point belts, Digi-Pro computer system, etc. Florida title. $119,900 OBO. Contact Bill, 954.410.6253, Email: sales@prowlerheaven.com (FL) Race 1959 LaDawri Daytonna Brunning sports car S/N 1FAHP60A92Y126006. Thunderbird Blue/blue gray. 43,800 miles. 3.9-liter V8, 5-speed automatic. This is a beautiful car inside and out. Recent tuneup, new tires and brakes. Is the premium model with both tops. $19,500. Contact Kelly, 928.978.2319, Email: san-kel@msn.com (AZ) 2011 Superlite SL-C Rapier Version coupe S/N ID10337COLO. Red/tan. 20 miles. 427-ci Ford, 4-speed Ford. Very significant Pikes Peak/road race car built by Ralph Brunning—8 times Pikes Peak Winner. Fresh 427-ci Ford side oiler by Valley Head Service. $65,000. Contact Gary, 818.597.1977, Email: garycerveny@aol.com (CA) © 141


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33 (0)1 42 99 2056, 33 (0)1 42 99 1639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. Email: motorcars@artcurial.com. www.artcurial.com/motorcars. (FR) block. Hundreds of muscle cars, antique, collector, and special-interest cars, trucks and motorcycles. Real Cars. Real Prices. www.carlisleauctions.com. (PA) eBay Motors. List your car for sale. $0 insertion fee. $60 listing fee if vehicle sells for under or at $2,000, $125 if it sells for over $2,000. Visit the “Services” section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. and informed experts in the industry. www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) Mecum Auction Company. Auctions America. 877.906.2437, Formed in July 2010 as a subsidiary of RM Auctions, the Auctions America by RM team, led by collector car expert Donnie Gould, specializes in American classics, Detroit muscle, hot rods, customs and vintage motorcycles. Consign With Confidence. www.auctionsamerica.com. (IN) Gooding & Company. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694, 480.421.6697. For nearly four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watches unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) 310.899.1960, 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August, the recordsetting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. www.goodingco.com. (CA) H&H Classic Auctions. +44 8458 334455, +44 8458 334433. The Motor House, Lyncastle Road, Warrington, England. WA4 4BSN www.handh.co.uk. (U.K.) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Shows 800.237.8954, Hosting two auctions a year in beautiful Palm Beach, FL, March & December. Offering quality collector cars and personalized service, all in a climate-controlled, state-of-the-art facility. Come be a part of the excitement! Check us out at www.hollywoodcarauctions.com. Where Collectors Collect! See You On The Block! Bonhams. +44.207.228.8000, +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. www.bonhams.com. (U.K.) Bonhams. 415.391.4000, 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103. www.bonhams.com. (CA) Branson Collector Car Auction. 800.335.3063, 417.336.5616. 1316 W. Hwy. 76, Suite 199, Branson, MO 65616. www.bransonauction.com. (MO) Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942, Carlisle Collector Car Auctions. 717.243.7855, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Spring and Fall Auctions. High-line cars cross the 142 Join Leake Auction Company as they celebrate 40 years in the collector car auction industry. Their unsurpassed customer service and fast-paced twolane auction ring makes them a leader in the business. Leake currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas and San Antonio. Visit them online at www.leakecar.com or call 800.722.9942. Russo and Steele Collector Auto- mobile Auctions. 602.252.2697, Fax: 602.252.6260. Specializing in the finest European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo and Steele hosts two recordbreaking auctions per year; Monterey, CA, every August and Scottsdale, AZ, every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371, 519.351.1337. With over three decades of experience in the collector car industry, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290, 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics & exotics. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) Worldwide Auctioneers. 800.990.6789 or 1.260.925.6789, Worldwide Auctioneers was formed over a decade ago by vintage motorcar specialists Rod Egan and John Kruse. The sale and acquisition of classic automobiles is our core business, and no one is better qualified. Worldwide is unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer, and we are wholly invested in achieving the best result for you. Our auctions are catalogue-based, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) In addition to helping collectors buy and sell cars at auction, we offer specialist-appraisal, estate-management and collection-consultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. www.worldwide-auctioneers.com. (IN) Alfa Romeo 262.275.5050. The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 25 years, now offering more than 12,000 vehicles per year. Mecum Auctions is the world leader of collector car, exotics, vintage motorcycles and road art sales. Auctions are held throughout the United States and broadcast live on Velocity, Discovery Network. For further information, visit www.Mecum.com. 445 South Main Street Walworth, WI 53184. 262.275.5050 (WI) MotoeXotica Classic Cars & Auc- tions. 866.543.9393, After 24 years of selling classic cars, MotoeXotica has branched out with classic & exotic car auctions. MotoeXotica currently has auctions in St. Louis, MO; Springfield, MO; and Phoenix, AZ. Combining some of the industry’s lowest entry fees and commissions MotoeXotica is poised to keep expanding while maintaining superior customer service. Contact MotoeXotica today at 866-5439393 or online at www.motoexotica. com. Worth the trip! Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, Silver Auctions isn’t successful because we auction the most expensive cars, we’re successful because we auction the cars that you love. Silver Auction’s staff, bidders and consignors are everyday people with a passion for Nostalgic and Collector cars. Come see the difference at Silver Auctions. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. Email: silver@silverauctions.com, www.silverauctions.com. (WA) Specialty Auto Auctions and Sales. 800.901.0022, Established by Bruce and Helen Douglas in 1987. Based in Colorado and doing auctions in Colorado, Nevada and South Dakota. This year we will join forces with Hot August Nights and B & T Custom Rods for two sales in Nevada. We will also be working with Automania for sales in South Dakota. For personalized service contact us. www.saaasinc.com. (CO) Centerline Products. 888.750. ALFA, Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 30 years — rely on our experience to build and maintain your dream Alfa. Restoration, maintenance and Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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performance parts in stock for Giulietta through 164. Newly developed products introduced regularly. Check our web site for online store, new arrivals, tech tips, and special offers. www.centerlinealfa.com. (CO) collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, precise research, unique historical documents and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our website to view our latest titles and order. www.CoachbuiltPress.com (PA). Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Great Vacations. 800.452.8434, European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. Jon Norman’s Alfa Parts. 800.890.2532, 510.525.9519. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkley, CA 94710. Large selection of parts from Giulietta to 164. Efficient, personal service. www.alfapartscatalog.com. (CA) Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Appraisals Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic vintage automotive posters. The vast inventory runs from the late 1890s through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters.com. Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886, Offices located nationwide. Pre-purchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale vales, estates, expert witness testimony. On-site inspection. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. “Not just one man’s opinion of value.” See web site for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com. Brighton Motorsports. Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to appraise individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) 480.483.4682, Brighton Motorsports, Scottsdale, AZ, is a unique dealership specializing in Vintage European and American Collector Cars with their Sales/Showroom and Mechanical Repair facility in the heart of Scottsdale’s legendary auction arena. They also have a state-of-the-art paint & body shop specially equipped to do all levels of repair and restoration just down the road, creating a one-stop shop for the avid car enthusiast. www.brightonmotorsports.com. (AZ) Buy/Sell/General Paul Russell and Company. 978.768.6092, www.paulrussell.com. Specializing in the Preservation and Sales of European Classics, pre-war through the 1970s, since 1978. You can rely on our decades of experience with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fine collectibles. Repeat customers are the lifeblood of our business. Contact us today to join them. Car Sales Manager, Alex Finigan: Alex@paulrussell.com. (MA) Hartek Automotive, 319.337.4140, Hartek Automotive is a division of Hartwig Motors Inc., one of the oldest automotive retailers in the Midwest since 1912. Hartek Automotive specializes in the maintenance and sale of sports and prestige automobiles. Their reputation for service continues with a very personalized approach to maintenance of an individual’s daily driver, to the restoration of that special automobile. Hartek Automotive also offers pre-sale or post-sale inspections. Located in Iowa, we are equally accessible for the enthusiast from anywhere. Drive in or fly in...you will find us most accommodating. www.hartek.org (IA) are buying or selling give us a call. We can help. Woodies are fun! Every car collection should have at least one. Located in Laguna Niguel, California. www.woodiesusa.com. (CA) Classic Car Transport Motor Auto Express, Inc. 360.661.1734, Enclosed Transport. MAX cares for what you care for. We offer Personal, Private, Professional services with liftgate loading for your vehicles. Please contact Randy McKinley, Owner. maxiet@gmail.com. (WA) Passport Transport. 800.736.0575, Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a classic, a ’60s muscle car or a modern exotic, you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles, and it shows. www.PassportTransport.com. Collector Car Insurance The Last Detail. 847.689.8822 North Chicago / Kenilworth, IL, As “Trusted Advisors” for over 35 years, we have been helping enthusiasts make critical decisions before creating costly mistakes. Whether servicing, buying or selling, your one stop destination for all of your automotive needs, Down to.... The Last Detail! www.thelastdetail.com. (IL) Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse Woodies USA. 949.922.7707, West Coast Auto Appraisals. 310.827.8400, Pre purchase, diminished value, total loss settlements, expert witness. Let us be your eyes and ears, friendly and very knowledgeable car experts, muscle cars, street rods, Europeans, Full Classics, modern-day and more. Servicing all of California, nationwide for larger car collections. Member of IAAA and AMA. Check out our web site for a full list of services. www.thecarappraiser.com. (CA) Automobilia Coachbuilt Press. 215-925-4233, Coachbuilt Press creates limited edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present exceptional material on the most significant February 2013 949.412.8812, We buy and sell great woodies — hundreds to date. If you a new breed of insurance for classic, antique, exotic, special-interest, contemporary classic and limited-edition cars. 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Super craftsmanship; attention to detail; knowledgeable staff; servicing all of the collector’s needs. Located in San Diego County. Email: sales@classicshowcase.com, www.classicshowcase.comm. (CA) 143 FOLLOW SCM


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Value Coverage in the continental U.S., and Alaska. Drive Through Time With Peace of Mind with J.C. Taylor Insurance. Get a FREE instant quote online at www.JCTaylor.com. Chubb Collector Car Insurance. 1.866.CAR.9648, The Chubb Collector Car Insurance program provides flexibility by allowing you to choose the agreed value and restoration shop. Broad coverage includes no mileage restrictions and special pricing for large schedules. For more information, contact us at 1(866)CAR-9648 or www.chubbcollectorcar.com. English oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) need a comprehensive parts selection for both vintage and contemporary Ferraris, you can count on a single-source leader in the Ferrari parts business…T. Rutlands. Call us Toll Free 800.638.1444, Internationally 770.493.8852. Email: Sales@ trutlands.com. www.trutlands.com Finance www.wirewheel.com, 772.299.9788. Aston Martin of New England. Grundy Worldwide. 888.647.8639, Grundy Worldwide offers agreed value insurance with no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, and high liability limits. Our coverages are specifically designed for collectible-car owners. From classic cars to muscle cars, Grundy Worldwide has you covered. (*Zero deductible available in most states.) 888.6GRUNDY (888.647.8639). www.grundyworldwide.com. (PA) 781.547.5959, 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) British Sports and Race Cars BoughtSold-Traded. Located in Beautiful Vero Beach, Florida. In business for over 25 years, specializing in Lotus, TVR, Griffith, Jaguar, Austin Healey, MG, Marcos, Panoz, Lola, and more. Over 50 sports and race cars always in stock. Please check our website for our latest inventory offerings: www.wirewheel.com. (FL) Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. 631.425.1555, All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servicingcomplete mechanical restorations/rebuilds — cosmetic repair/paintwork to complete frame-off restoration. Large inventory of parts. All services as well as our current unventory of automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. 800.922.4050, is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com. (MI) German Carobu Engineering. 949.722.9307, Ferrari specialist. Engine rebuilding/ development, dyno-testing, parts and service. Your source for high-performance brakes, suspension, gaskets, engine parts, wheels and exhaust. Dealer for Tubi, Brembo, Koni, Razzo Rosso, Sangalli, Zanzi, Novitech Rosso and X-Ost. WWW.CAROBU.COM. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, restoration 760.758.6119. World class full service restoration facility. Creating show/show drivers, and driver restorations. Specializing in British, German and Italian classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship; knowledgeable staff; passionate on quality. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) RPM Classic Sports Cars. 802.877.2645, With over 25 years of experience in Classic Italian Sports cars, we know how to make your car perform as new. Please visit our web site showing numerous cars for sale and a frequently updated blog to see what is going on in our busy shop, including video links of engines being run on a test stand and on a chassis dynamometer. Our two-car enclosed transporter makes getting your car to our shop within the Northeast a breeze. www.rpmvt.com. Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173, We understand the passion and needs of the classic-car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www.heacockclassic.com. (FL) Fourintune Garages Inc. 262.375.0876, www.fourintune. com. Complete ground-up restoration on British Marques – specializing in Austin-Healeys for 35 years. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process. Located in historic Cedarburg since 1976 – just minutes north of Milwaukee, WI. restoration 760.758.6119. World class full-service restoration facility. Creating show/show drivers, and driver restorations. Specializing in German, British, and Italian classics. Superb fit, attention to detail, great craftsmanship, knowledgeable staff, passionate on quality. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Premier Financial Services is the nation’s leading lessor of vintage and exotic motorcars. Our Simple Lease Program is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term, as well as for those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination Program allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. Contact Premier at 877.973.7700 or info@pfsllc.com. www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) European Collectibles, Inc. T. Rutlands & T. Rutlands West J.C. Taylor Insurance. 800.345.8290, Antique, classic, muscle or modified — J.C. Taylor Insurance has provided dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle for over 50 years. Agreed 144 Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337, 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair and restoration. From an provides international service from one of the world’s largest Ferrari parts inventories coast to coast. We have more Ferrari parts, more Ferrari parts experience and better Ferrari parts prices than most anyone. Since 1981 T. Rutlands has been building valuable partnerships with the Ferrari industry’s most respected repair shops, professionals and car owners seeking to provide a one-stop shopping experience for Ferrari parts, tools and accessories. Ferrari parts are our only business and we are true product and service specialists in every sense of the word. When you 949.650.4718, European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European sports cars since 1986. We specialize in Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey & Jaguar with 40 vehicles in stock to choose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to concours level along with routine service. Located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles.com or visit our website www.europeancollectibles.com. 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meticulous restorations by manufacturer-trained technicians and the widest selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. www.mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) Import/Export Bob Smith Coachworks Inc. Griot’s Garage. 800.345.5789, Cosdel International Transportation. Since 1960 Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air, ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world’s best-known collectors, dealers and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, Cosdel is your comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your nationwide and international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. 415.777.2000 carquotes@cosdel.com. www.cosdel.com. (CA) Italian Griot’s Garage celebrating over 21 years as your best source for a full line of car care cleaners, polishes, waxes, sealants and detailing accessories. You’ll also find garage organizational products, premium automotive accessories, tools, clothing and more. Call to receive a full-color handbook/catalog or enjoy the easy-to-use website for fast, fun and easy ordering. Sign up for weekly email specials. Have fun through our blog, Inmygarage.com or join us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, where you’ll find numerous howto videos for proper car care tips and tricks. Our number one goal is to ensure that you always... Have fun in your garage! www.griotsgarage.com. (WA) 940.668-8622, 960.665.4657 (fax). Complete exotic and vintage automobile restoration performed by master craftsmen to the highest standards of excellence. Bob Smith Coachworks Inc., 1600 Floral Dr., Gainesville, TX 76240. Email: bsmith@bobsmithcoachworks.com. (TX) RPM Classic Sports Cars. 802.877.2645, With over 25 years of experience in Classic Italian Sports cars, we know how to make your car perform as new. Please visit our web site showing numerous cars for sale and a frequently updated blog to see what is going on in our busy shop, including video links of engines being run on a test stand and on a chassis dynamometer. Our two-car, enclosed transporter makes getting your car to our shop within the Northeast a breeze. www.rpmvt.com. Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245, WeatherTech® Automotive AcHamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300, with more than 30 years in the industry and worldwide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializes in classic Ferraris of the ’50s & ’60s. www.ferrari4you.com Literature cessories. 800.441.8527, MacNeil Automotive Products Limited providing Automotive Accessories for your vehicles for over 20 years. MacNeil has defined high-quality vehicle protection with the WeatherTech® line of Automotive Accessories. Choose from allweather floor mats, extreme-duty floor liners, cargo/trunk liners, side window deflectors, no-drill mudflaps, many different options of license plate frames and more. We have products available for virtually every make and model. To see and buy everything, go to www.WeatherTech.com. Restoration — General Via Corsa Car Lover’s Guide- books. Travel the world with guidebooks written for car enthusiasts! We cover car museums, factory tours, race tracks, auctions, and major events. Exclusive interviews with Alice Cooper, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Derek Bell, Mario Andretti, and more! Our guidebooks are available at motorbooks.com and amazon.com. Museums Alan Taylor Company Inc. LeMay—America’s Car Museum, opened in June 2012 in Tacoma, WA, explores how the automobile has fulfilled a distinctive role at the core of the American experience and shaped our society. The spacious museum with rotating exhibits is designed to be the centerpiece for automotive history as well as an educational center and library. The campus also contains a 3.5-acre show field, theater, café, banquet hall and meeting facilities. To become an ACM member, volunteer or make a donation, visit www.lemaymuseum.org. (WA) February 2013 760.489.0657, is a full-service automotive restoration and repair facility that specializes in Pre and Post-War European and American Automobiles. With an emphasis on French Marques including Bugatti & Delahaye and over 50 years of experience in the automotive field, we have proven to be a leader in the automotive industry. Our facility provides a full-array of services including Fabrication, Metal-Shaping, Engine & Transmission Rebuilding, Machine Shop, Award-Winning Upholstery, Paint Shop and Pattern Making & Castings. Providing these services in-house has proved to be highly efficient and has enabled us to provide our clients with the highest level of old-fashioned quality workmanship, professionalism and client services. www.alantaylorcompany.com JWF Restorations Inc. Special- izing in AC restoration from street to concours, U.S. Registrar AC Owners Club (U.K.). Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St. Portland, OR 97225 503-706-8250 Fax 503-646-4009 The world’s largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership is not required. Monthly magazine. Email:jim@jwfrestoration.com (OR) Classic Restoration by Country Club Auto, located in Colorado, is a large facility that offers world-class restoration, repair and fabrication services. Highly organized, fiscally responsible and providing biweekly detailed billing, we keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our excellent web site for details. Email doug@classicrestodenver.com. www.classicrestodenver.com. (CO) Parts and Accessories ity services from basic maintenance to full frame-off restorations. www.thelastdetail.com. (IL) The Guild of Automotive RestorHigh Mountain Classics. 970.532.2339, World-class restoration, repair, and maintenance. Many Pebble Beach Class wins and Best of Show evidence our pursuit of restoration excellence. We service and maintain blue-chip collectibles, race cars, and other investment-grade cars, and provide vintage race track support. We have particular excellence with Bugatti and other pre-war marques. www.HighMountainClassics.com ers. 905.775.0499. The Guild is one of the most recognizable names in the business of restoring antique and classic cars, and with good reason. We are a multi-service facility, which means that your car is fully restored under one roof and the process is under full control at all times. Projects are carefully managed through all tasks, and owners are kept informed with weekly email reports, phone calls and photographs. We are skilled in all aspects of the craft of restoration and are as comfortable coach building a car from scratch as we are doing light maintenance on rare and valuable cars or tune-ups on the family’s original heirloom Model T. If you want your car worked on by a company that still maintains their passion of the hobby and provides you with the accountability of good friends, give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you. David Grainger/Janice Stone, proprietors. www.guildclassiccars.com. (CAN) Sports and Competition RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371, The Last Detail. 847.689.8822 North Chicago / Kenilworth, Il., As “Trusted Advisors” for over 35 years, we have been assisting enthusiasts make critical decisions before creating costly mistakes. Whether servicing, buying or selling, TLD is your one stop destination providing the highest qual- 519.351.1337. Celebrating 30 years in the collector car industry, RM Auctions and its associated companies are responsible for acquisitions, restorations and sales of the world’s rarest and most valuable vintage automobiles, including record-breaking sales in Maranello, Italy and London, U.K. RM’s restoration division achieved unprecedented accolades in 2006, when the company earned “Best of Show” honors at the world’s top three collector car events in a single year. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) © 145


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Carl Bomstead eWatch A Hockey Throne and a Tin Caddy A seat of ease for millionaire hockey players sells for big bucks, but rare tin toys have lucky collectors sitting pretty Thought Carl’s National Hockey League fans have been denied their favorite sport this season as millionaires and billionaires argue about how to divide the spoils. Of course, those who suffer most are the fans and the lower-echelon players who are barely hanging onto their skates. One Ontario fan kept the dream alive by acquiring, at auction, the former toilet from the Toronto Maple Leafs dressing room. It was from the Maple Leaf Gardens that housed Toronto’s NHL franchise until 1999. At a cost of $5,300 it was less than the cost of a pair of season tickets, and he can sit on it and contemplate the season that never was. Here are a few interesting items we found and you don’t have to worry about labor strife to bid on them: EBAY #330826990765— FORD NEON DEALERSHIP SIGN. Number of Bids: 11. SOLD AT: $6,750. Date: 11/18/2012. This single-sided sign was eight feet in length and was fitted with blue and red neon. It was in very nice condition, with a few minor touchups. It was stated to have a new transformer and wiring. These are popular signs, and prices have been inching upward of late. Fair price in today’s market. MATTHEWS AUCTION, EBAY #150942120176—YO- NEZAWA AGAJANIAN SPECIAL #98 INDY 500 TOY RACE CAR. Number of Bids: 8. SOLD AT: $3,900. Date Sold: 11/12/2012. Troy Ruttman won the 1952 Indy 500 driving the Agajanian Special, and Yonezawa, a Japanese toy company, produced this 18-inch-long toy shortly thereafter. The problem was that J.C. Agajanian had not authorized the use of his name, and production was quickly halted. Future examples used only Ruttman’s name. This example was slightly faded and the tires were flat-spotted, but it still sold for about twice what the Ruttman examples go for. LOT 546—OLDSMOBILE ROCKET PORCELAIN SIGN. SOLD AT: $6,490, including 18% Internet buyer’s premium. Date: 11/24/2012. This die-cut porcelain Oldsmobile Rocket sign was about five feet in length and hung under a larger Oldsmobile sign. They are difficult to find in this condition, and as such, the healthy price was justified. the first year that Massachusetts issued state police license plates, and as #1, it was most likely presented to a heavy hitter. It appeared to be unused, and as such it attracted the bidders. There are collectors who specialize in low-number plates, and this was right up their alley, so they bid accordingly. GOLD CADILLAC 12-INCH TIN TOY. Number of Bids: 25. SOLD AT: $4,604. Date: 10/25/2012. This gold Cadillac had never been played with and was complete with the original box, tissue, instructions and inserts. It was in near-mint condition, and the gold color was very unusual. Another in light blue, also with the box, sold, after 26 bids, for $2,284, so the unusual color and condition doubled the value here. EBAY #110978106606— FERRARI DINO PLASTIC LIGHT-UP SERVICE SIGN. Number of Bids: 33. SOLD AT: $4,250. Date: 11/24/2012. The Dino 308 GT4 was last produced in 1979, so this sign would date to that era. It measured 20 inches by 15 inches and was in excellent condition with undamaged plastic. With Dinos appreciating of late, what’s too much to pay for a complementing sign to hang in the car barn? EBAY #170943219553—1917 EBAY #280948065951—1959 MASSACHUSETTS #1 STATE POLICE LICENSE PLATE. Number of Bids: 33. SOLD AT: $2,000. Date: 8/29/2012. This was EBAY #310481494900— MARUSAN 1951 SERIES 62 SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $65 for 12 monthly issues in the U.S., $95 Canada/Mexico, Europe $105, Asia/Africa/Middle East $115. Subscriptions are payable in advance in U.S. currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 877.219.2605, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 146 PACKARD CARRIAGE SALES AWARD PIN. Number of Bids: 22. SOLD AT: $450. Date: 11/20/2012. This unique 14K Packard sales award pin was presented to an L.J. Kahn and was dated on the back “12-31 1917–1918.” It stated “Efficiency Demonstration” on the top and must have been presented for joining the 100% Club. It received a great deal of attention and sold for a fairly aggressive number, but it was an example we haven’t run across before, so we can’t argue with the price paid. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market