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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 2014 . Volume 26 . Number 2 FERRARI This Month’s Market Movers Up Close by Steve Ahlgrim 52 ENGLISH AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why by Paul Hardiman 54 70 80 1959 Ferrari 250 GT SWB “Competition” $7,040,000 / RM Collectors like 250 SWBs and will pay up ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne 56 1969 Land Rover Series IIA “Air-Portable” $41,250 / RM Heavy price for a lightweight Landie GERMAN by Prescott Kelly 60 100 108 118 1973 Maserati Bora 4.9 coupe $124,218 / Bonhams An undervalued Maserati on the rise AMERICAN 1980 Porsche 911SC $35,750 / Barrett-Jackson The 911SC is finally getting some love by Carl Bomstead 62 RACE by Thor Thorson 64 90 194 Vehicles Rated at 12 Sales RM AUCTIONS Hershey, PA: 104 out of 115 cars sell for $9.7m, with pre-war classics in the spotlight — John Baeke ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA: 66 out of 77 cars sell on the Champs-Élysées, for a total of $6m — John Lyons, Stratford Godfrey BONHAMS Knokke-Heist, BEL: At the Zoute Grand Prix, 29 out of 45 cars bring a combined $3.2m — Leo Van Hoorick AUCTIONS AMERICA Carlisle, PA: 147 out of 256 cars find new homes and bring $2.8m overall — Adam Blumenthal BONHAMS Philadelphia, PA: The barn-findfocused auction doubles its total from last year, selling 57 out of 65 cars for $2.8m — John Lyons ROUNDUP Highlights from Silverstone in Hampshire, U.K.; Silver in Portland, OR; Anglia in King’s Lynn, U.K.; H&H in Droitwich, U.K.; Mecum in Schaumburg, IL; Dan Kruse Classics in Austin; Worldwide in Lake Forest, IL — Paul Hardiman, Jeremy Da Rosa, Dan Grunwald, Cody Tayloe, Joseph Seminetta 1912 Stutz Model A Bear Cat $770,000 / RM A car with roots in the very first Indy 500 14 1964 Ferrari 250 LM $14,300,000 / RM Better than a 250 GTO, and more affordable Cover photo: 1964 Ferrari 250 LM at RM’s “Art of the Automobile” sale; Darin Schnabel ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions Sports Car Market

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42 “The Art of the Automobile” by RM and Sotheby’s in Manhattan COLUMNS 18 Shifting Gears It’s easier to log on than to drive, so how are we going to get our kids to love old cars? Keith Martin 34 Affordable Classic Mercedes-Benz 500SL/SL500 — V8 power, a hard top and a name change mark a classic on the rise Gary Anderson 38 Legal Files Do you own a 2001–05 Porsche Boxster or 911? You may be part of a class-action lawsuit John Draneas 40 Simon Says Hard-won tips for auction buyers Simon Kidston 58 The Cumberford Perspective With the Bora, Maserati created a practical supercar Robert Cumberford 146 eWatch “Maltese Falcon” prop sells for $4m Carl Bomstead FEATURES 36 Collecting Thoughts: What makes a London-to-Brighton car worth $1m? 42 Cars and Art: RM and Sotheby’s team up for an auction that looks, feels and sells like a fine-art sale 16 DEPARTMENTS 20 Auction Calendar 20 Crossing the Block 22 The Inside Line: Race Retro, Rétromobile and Cars for the Cure 24 Contributors: Get to know our writers 26 You Write: Signal vs. noise with the Porsche 993 28 Display Advertisers Index 30 Time Pieces: The Geneva Seal of Excellence 30 Neat Stuff: Ferrari earplugs and a wheelchair on tank treads 32 In Miniature: 1956–57 Mercedes-Benz 300c wagon 32 Book Review: 1967: Chris Amon, Scuderia Ferrari and a Year of Living Dangerously 96 Glovebox Notes: 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC sedan 114 Fresh Meat: 2013 Tesla Model S P85 Performance, 2012 Porsche Panamera 4, 2012 Maserati Quattorporte S 128 Rising Sun: Recent sales of Japanese collector cars 134 Mystery Photo: “Have gun, can’t travel” 134 Comments with Your Renewal: “How about an Affordable Classics special edition?” 136 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 140 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs Sports Car Market 44 2013 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run: Overcoming fee increases and a broken valve 46 2013 Santa Fe Concorso: Sir Stirling Moss, Denise McCluggage and many rare Ferraris and Jaguars 48 2013 Hillsborough Concours: 100 years of Aston Martin Darin Schnabel ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions;

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Grooming the Young Collectors Through the Web, we have a stronger old-car community than we did 20 years ago lowed — to make our restoration as accurate as possible. We also learned from the Alfa Bulletin Board that the solution to the oil pressure problems endemic with 750-Series engines was to stuff gears from a 2-liter engine oil pump into the 750 housing, which we did. Involving youths So, the future of collecting is not in doubt. Enthusiasts and restor- ers will be able to do more accurate restorations than ever before. At the same time, they can use technological advances that make engines and gearboxes last longer than the original builders would ever have thought possible. But what about the quantitative side of collecting? With the major- ity of young people preferring a virtual community to a physical one — as access to information no longer requires face-to-face contact — how will young people become involved with any kind of cars, let alone old ones? These are really two separate questions. I believe that the role of Here comes the next generation of enthusiasts T here’s no question that America’s love affair with the car has changed dramatically. The New York Times and Wall Street Journal regularly report on the decline of numbers of driver’s licenses among young peo- ple, of fewer miles being driven and declining sales figures of new cars. This lack of interest in driving is even more pronounced in Europe, where tight-knit cities and excellent train systems make having your own vehicle increasingly irrelevant — and expensive, due in part to high taxes on gasoline there. One option among many I used to think cars were the solution to our transportation and communication needs. What could be more convenient than hopping into your MGB and running down to the local McDonald’s to hang out with your friends? It only took a couple of minutes to fill the tank, and with those 12 gallons of gasoline you could go more than 200 miles. Further, attending marque club meetings, where everyone drank the same Castrol Kool-Aid and used the same Lucas lighting lamps, was often the only way you could get access to maintenance tips and parts sources. But that was before the Internet, before smartphones, before Twitter, before Facebook, before texting and before emails. All of the above electronic forms of communication offer a faster and cheaper way to connect with your friends — and to get needed information. For instance, to determine the exact capacity of an MGB’s gas tank, all I had to do was Google “MGB gas tank,” and I had the answer. No calling a friend, no looking for a Chilton Manual, no picking through back issues of MG Enthusiast hoping to find the info. Is this a disaster? No. I believe we actually have a stronger collec- tor-car community today than we did 20 years ago. Attendance at club meetings and events may be down, but collectors all over the world are connected through the Web. As Alfa guru Bill Gillham restored my 1958 Alfa Giulietta Sprint Veloce Series II Confortevole (SVC), he got information and parts from SVC experts in South Africa, England and Italy — as well as the usual suspects in the U.S. We have been able to look at photos of other SVCs — and Lightweights and the early 750 Veloces with 101-style grilles that fol- 18 the automobile in our culture will continue to change, as everyday cars evolve from instruments of excitement and pleasure to utilitarian appliances. Businesses such as Car2Go will continue to blossom. After all, why make payments for a car that sits in your garage most of the time when you could just pay by the hour to use a car when you need it? In urban areas with good transit systems, why have a car at all when you can get where you need to go via bus or light rail? Where’s the fantasy? What this means, however, is that a generation of young people will grow up without ever romancing a car the way all of us did. The day I turned 16, I got my driver’s license at 8 a.m., and 30 min- utes later I bought the car of my dreams: a 1959 Bugeye Sprite with a broken cluster gear and consequently no first or reverse. I paid $30. I will never forget my initial time behind the wheel. This was MY car, it was a sports car, and my life was about to become a constant adventure. Texting your friend a Groupon coupon isn’t exactly the same. But there is hope. If we want to get young people involved in old cars, we need to share old-car experiences with them. If the experience resonates, then stoke their automotive fires. Above all, let them be a part of the old-car world through events such as tours and rallies, so that they get to experience old cars in their natural environment of two-lane roads that wind through the countryside. Here at SCM, our Internet Specialist Brian Baker drove our 1967 GTV on the NW Classic Rally last year. My daughter Alex and two girlfriends famously piloted our 1967 Giulia Super on a 1,000-mile road trip this fall, and a failed heater core and starter led to no end of excitement. On an even younger note, we have involved our 6-year-old Bradley with old cars right from the beginning, starting with his trip home from the hospital as a 1-day-old in a vintage Mini Cooper. Bradley’s been on tours in the GTV, the Giulia Super, the BMW tii, and most recently in the Land Rover D90 200 tdi. In fact, I can’t imagine going on a one-day event without him. I derive as much pleasure from his eyes-wide-open excitement about the sights and sounds as I do from driving myself. We will never again live in a world where cars are the single solu- tion to our need for travel and friendship. But as we continue to use and enjoy our old cars, we can gently bring a new generation to them — by showing young people just how much fun old cars can be, when you take them out for a gorgeous day on glorious roads. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies McCormick’s Palm Springs Collector Car Auction Where: Palm Springs, CA When: February 21–23 More: www.classic-carauction.com Last year: 407/530 cars sold / $7.4m Prices average around $18k at Delage 3-liter competition car at Bonhams’ Paris Petersen Salem Collector Car Auction Where: Salem, OR When: February 1 More: www.petersencollectocars. com Street rods, customs and American muscle are Petersen’s traditional focus. Their Salem auction takes place at the Oregon State Fairgrounds. Bonhams — The Grand Palais Where: Paris, FRA When: February 6 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 88/123 cars sold / $14.9m Storied racers at The Grand Palais include a 1947 Delage 3-liter competition car (Bonhams estimate: $1.5m– $2.3m); a 1955 Austin-Healey 100S ($800k–$1m); and a 1984 Ferrari C4/M2 Formula One car ($500k–$800k). Other significant consignments include a 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K cabriolet A ($2.75m–$3.5m) and a 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster with factory hard top ($900k– $1.1m). Artcurial — Rétromobile Salon Where: Paris, FRA When: February 7–8 More: www.artcurial.fr Last year: 102/115 cars sold / $18.5m Artcurial’s 2014 Rétromobile sale will devote an entire day to 50 Alfa Romeos from a single collection, including a 1964 Alfa Romeo TZ-1 (Artcurial estimate: $1.1m–$1.4m). Among the other big-money consignments are a 1932 Bentley 8L Sportsman coupe by Gurney Nutting ($3.4m–$4m); a 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 SS ($2m–$2.75m); a 1964 Ferrari 500 Superfast ($2m–$2.5m); a 1950 Delahaye 135MS cabriolet by Saoutchik ($750k–$1m); a 1933 Delage D-8S cabriolet by Pourtout ($1.4m–$1.6m); a 1932 Isotta Fraschini T8A cabriolet by Worblaufen ($1.9m–$2.4m); a 1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Coach by Vanvooren ($750k–$900k); and a 1953 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta by Oblin (estimate available upon request). Leake — OKC 2013 Where: Oklahoma City, OK When: February 21–22 More: www.leakecar.com Last year: 257/352 cars sold / $5.7m Leake predicts 400 classic cars for their long-running OKC sale. The atmosphere is superhigh-energy, with two lanes of vehicles auctioned simultaneously. American classics and muscle are the clear focus, with a strong assortment of foreign sports and luxury cars thrown in for variety. Last year’s sale averaged $22k per car. Keith McCormick’s twice-annual Palm Springs sale, with plenty of entry-level lots at lower prices and investment-grade star cars above $100k. Last year’s high sale was a 1931 Packard Eight Model 833 convertible, sold at $115,500. This will be Keith McCormick’s 56th Palm Springs Collector Car Auction. Silverstone — Race Retro Where: Northamptonshire, U.K. When: February 22 More: www.silverstoneauctions. com Last year: 50/81 cars sold / $2.4m Racers and rally cars are the focus of Silverstone’s wellknown Race Retro auction, and the featured early consignment is a 1977 Ford Escort Mk2 RS1800 Gp4 rally car (Silverstone estimate: $100k–$140k). Sold lots averaged about $50k last year, with a 1953 Connaught AL10 Grand Prix racer besting all at $298k. Barons — Collectors and Sports Cars Where: Surrey, U.K. When: February 25 More: www.barons-auctions.com Average price hovers between $20k and $30k at Barons’ February sale. Look for European iron and all manner of British motorcars, plus a handful of American classics. ♦ Auction Calendar All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. Email auction info to: chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com. FEBRUARY JANUARY 3–5—DAVE RUPP Fort Lauderdale, FL 9—BONHAMS Las Vegas, NV 9–11—MIDAMERICA Las Vegas, NV 10–11—TOM MACK Charlotte, NC 11—COYS Birmingham, U.K. 12–19—BARRETTJACKSON Scottsdale, AZ 15–19—RUSSO AND STEELE Scottsdale, AZ 16—BONHAMS Scottsdale, AZ 16–17—RM Phoenix, AZ 17–18—GOODING & CO. Scottsdale, AZ 17–18—SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ 17–26—MECUM Kissimmee, FL 18—COYS Maastricht, NLD 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 SS at Artcurial Paris 20 Sports Car Market 1—PETERSEN Salem, OR 5—RM Paris, FRA 6—BONHAMS Paris, FRA 7–8—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 17—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 21–22—LEAKE Oklahoma City, OK 21–23—MCCORMICK’S Palm Springs, CA 22—SILVERSTONE Warwickshire, U.K. 25—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 26—H&H Buxton, U.K. 28–MAR 2—G. POTTER KING Atlantic City, NJ MARCH 3—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 5—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 6–8—GAA Greensboro, NC 7—GOODING & CO. Amelia Island, FL 7–9—HOLLYWOOD WHEELS Amelia Island, FL 8—BONHAMS Oxford, U.K. 8—RM Amelia Island, FL 8—SMITH’S Cape Girardeau, MO 8—SPECIALTY AUTO Loveland, CO 11—COYS London, U.K. 14–15—SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ 14–16—AUCTIONS AMERICA Fort Lauderdale, FL 14–16—ELECTRIC GARAGE Red Deer, AB, CAN 28—COYS Essen, DEU 29—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS San Antonio, TX

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Inside Line Alex Martin-Banzer Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. This could only be Rétromobile Events ■ The 39th Annual Rétromo- bile will turn Paris into the center of the collector-car world from February 5 to 9. The showcase will be “The Automotive Jewels of the Maharajas.” The Artcurial auction is scheduled for February 7. This is a giant event dedicated to vintage cars, and it should be on your bucket list. Publisher Martin, contributing editor Donald Osborne and yours truly will be waving the Fright Pig Detector flag at this year’s SCM Rétromobile reception at Café Le Jambon à la Broche on February 6, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Spaces are still available — RSVP to Donald (dosborne@sportscarmarket. com) no later than January 28. en.retromobile.com (FRA) ■ The 10th Annual Cars for the Cure in Lake Mary, FL, offers 150 exotic cars basking in warm sunshine from February 7 to 9. Everyone’s favorite foreigners, such as Lamborghini, Bugatti, Porsche and Aston Martin, will be on display with other distinctive cars from around the world. The free auto show starts at 11 a.m. on February 8, and finishes at 4 p.m. Any donation to the American Lung Association charity will get you complimentary drinks and merchant perks. Car registration is $50 and includes an invitation to the Sunday Drive on February 9. www. carsforthecure.com (FL) 22 ■ The 2014 version of Race Retro throttles up through the weekend of February 21–23, 2014, in Stoneleigh Park, Coventry. This year’s show features 50 years of McLaren and 30 years of the Metro 6R4. If you need a break from treasure hunting among the 400 exhibitors, check out the live rally action on the specially designed course. A Silverstone auction gives you a chance to find the perfect Valentine’s gift — for yourself. Tickets purchased in advance are £20 ($33). www.raceretro.com (U.K.) ■ The 8th Annual Boca Ra- ton Concours d’Elegance offers wonderful cars, great entertainment and winter warmth from February 21 to 23. Comedian Wayne Brady will entertain at the famous Grand Gala Dinner. The Annual Automotive Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Mike Maroone. The newly expanded show field at the Boca Raton Resort & Club will host the Concours d’Elegance, and 200 collector cars and motorcycles will be on the lawn. Mercedes-Benz is the Marque of the Year. General admission is $50. www.bocaratonconcours. com (FL) ♦ 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 / Photographer Tony Piff tony.piff@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Associate Editor Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Editors at Large Colin Comer , Simon Kidston Copy Editors Yael Abel, David Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. 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You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please a Portland, OR 97208. Fax 503.253.2234, e Noise, signal and the Porsche 993 To the Editor (and Professor Schrager): I am a longtime reader and Porschephile. Following a long absence from the market while my teenage children learned to drive, I prepared to re-enter it this spring after my youngest left for college. I began my search for the 993 I have wanted for years. Being an astute SCMer, I did my research (including the SCM Pocket Price Guide), and I established a target price of about $35k for a nice, driver-quality 993 C2 (no stories, about 75k miles, able to pass a pre-purchase inspection). Initially it seemed like an achievable goal, with eight to 12 cars available in various parts of the country at any given time. My work schedule and reluctance to make a long-distance purchase meant I needed to focus my search to within 200 miles of my home in Brooklyn, NY. However this did not seem to be a problem as there were plenty of cars available locally. I am sure you know where this story is going. I have seen several cars bought sight unseen by longdistance buyers. While there are indeed many cars available, they either have stories, high miles or both (already had one 1995 993 fail the pre-purchase inspection). My mechanic, who has over 40 years experience exclusively servicing Porsches, and Porsche Club of America credentials, tells me the market for 993s is going crazy. A visit to the Internet confirms it. He says my price target is no longer reasonable but he also tells me not to worry because he thinks this market jump is real (signal, not noise). Even at higher prices he thinks a car will hold its value. So, my questions for you are: 1. Is this signal or is this noise? Is this just a factor of $29m Ferraris “raising all boats” — or perhaps the 50th anniversary of the 911? What does the upcoming Pocket Price Guide say in terms of buy/sell range, forecast and percentage of change? 2. My mechanic tells me the “S” wide-body versions are 26 My mechanic, who has over 40 years experience exclusively servicing Porsches, and Porsche Club of America credentials, tells me the market for 993s is going crazy becoming investment grade. He tells me (and the Internet would seem to confirm) of trades in the $60k–$80k range. Again, is this signal or is this noise? Are these now unique enough to be “B” grade cars? 3. Are all 911 models being carried by the same rising tide or is it limited to select versions? 4. What about long-distance purchases? Are there things I can do to ensure I do not buy a mistake? As my search is still very ac- tive, I would like your opinion(s) on whether or not I need to revisit my target price. Or should I just be patient and continue looking until I find my car? I remain a loyal reader and eagerly await your reply. — Jon Sloss, Brooklyn, NY Jim Schrager responds: These are great questions, and the answer winds through two different ideas. The first has to do with our Price Guide, and the difference between a #2 and #1 car; the second with market momentum. All our Price Guide cars are noted as #2 cars, and it sounds like maybe you are looking at #1 (or near #1) cars. The difference in the Porsche world can be 100% between a #2 and a #1. This huge bump in price reflects how hard it is to restore a Porsche to true #1 status — or keep a used one that nice. My concern is that you are using our #2 Price Guide while you are looking at #1 cars. 993 Carrera S wide-body cars have held their value quite well for many years now. These cars have what we call “momentum”; that is, they have already been discovered by collectors as cars to own. When buying one of these in the strong up-market that we have now, the question you are forced to ask is: How long will the market continue to go up? If you think forever, then you can buy a car that has already appreciated in price and then simply watch it go up each month. However, if you think the market will correct one day, then these cars will correct along with it. And yes, without a doubt, car prices can and do go down at times. The regular-body 993s may be being dragged along with the wide bodies — or may have found a following on their own. But in a market correction, usually the “followers” — similar cars tagging along behind the really desirable ones — drop the furthest. So in this strong up-market, you have to be careful with the hypothesis that tomorrow’s buyers will act the same as today’s. Most Porsches are going up in value, but absolutely not all. Many are left behind — it is model-specific. Do not think you can buy any Porsche and it will go up. There is absolutely no perfect way to buy a car long-distance without seeing it yourself. If you do this (and I do it myself all the time), you are taking a significant risk. We will review the grade on the wide-body 993 cars as more time passes. They have behaved unusually, as they have not gone down in price since near-new, but for the past 15 years have not gone up either (until now). “Investment Grade” isn’t awarded until we see a car actually go up in value; although granted that the price performance of this car is quite unusual so far. They have had a small group of vocal supporters rather than a large group, which has meant supply and demand were about equal. To be Investment Grade, you need many more buyers than sellers to keep the prices moving up. I’d call these wide-body 993 cars “Speculation Grade” — in that supporters insisted they were bound to go up, and they didn’t go down, but they didn’t really go up, either. It is a tricky time to jump in, given how high prices have risen. Do be careful out there. Professor Schrager and Porsche, Part II To the Editor: I am a loyal subscriber and enjoy seeing your magazine appear in my mailbox. I have been at a crossroads of purchasing a collector Porsche for many years, but I stumble on pulling the trigger when it comes to mileage. Maybe this might be suited for your panel of Porsche specialists, such as Jim Schrager Sports Car Market

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You Write We Read Ad Index AIG Insurance .............................................. 49 Alan Taylor Company, Inc ........................... 45 Arizona Concours D’ Elegance .................... 91 Artcurial ..................................................... 4–5 Aston Martin of New England ................... 123 Aston Martin Select Dealers ........................ 33 Auto Kennel ............................................... 125 Automobilia Scottsdale .............................. 145 Automotive Restorations Inc. .................... 119 Autosport Designs Inc ................................ 129 Bald Head Garage ...................................... 129 Barrett-Jackson ...................................... 25, 49 Bennett Law Office .................................... 132 Beverly Hills Car Club ................................. 88 Black Horse Garage ................................... 119 Bonhams / SF ......................................... 19, 21 Canepa ........................................................ 135 Chequered Flag International ..................... 133 Chubb Personal Insurance ............................ 23 Classic Investments .................................... 139 Classic Restoration ..................................... 105 Classic Showcase ........................................111 Copley Motorcars ....................................... 138 Cosdel ........................................................ 143 DB Autosportif ............................................. 59 Dealer Accelerate ....................................... 103 Driversource Houston LLC .................. 87, 127 E-Types USA................................................ 41 European Collectibles ................................ 133 Exclusive Motorcars .................................. 109 Exotic Classics ........................................... 106 Fantasy Junction ........................................... 97 Ferrari Financial Services .......................... 115 Florian Seidl Industrieberatungen .............. 116 Fourintune Garage Inc ............................... 143 Gooding & Company ..................................... 2 Greensboro Auto Auction ............................ 51 Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance ... 71 Grundy Worldwide ..................................... 123 GT Scale Model Cars ................................. 139 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. ......................... 131 Hahn and Vorbach ...................................... 122 Hamann Classic Cars ................................... 87 Hartford Land Ventures, LLC ...................... 95 Heritage Auctions ......................................... 73 Heritage Classics .......................................... 81 High Mountain Classics ............................... 93 Hollywood Wheels Inc........................... 66–67 Hyman, LTD .............................................. 113 Intercity Lines .............................................. 39 JC Taylor .................................................... 101 Jeff Brynan ................................................. 143 JJ Best Banc & Co ..................................... 137 Kevin Kay Restorations ............................. 131 Kidston ......................................................... 15 Leake Auction Company .............................. 79 Legendary Motorcar Company .................... 12 Lucky Collector Car Auctions ................... 117 Luxury Brokers International ..................... 139 Mac Neil Automotive Products Ltd ........... 121 Maserati North America ............................. 148 Maxted-Page Limited ................................... 29 Mercedes Classic Center .............................. 27 Mershon’s World Of Cars .......................... 132 Miller’s Mercedes Parts, Inc ........................ 74 Motorcar Gallery ........................................ 135 Northeast Sportscar .................................... 143 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions ............... 83 Park Place LTD ...........................................4-5 Paul Russell And Company ......................... 37 Premier Financial Services ........................ 147 Putnam Leasing ............................................ 17 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd. ........................... 99 Reliable Carriers .......................................... 69 RM Auctions .................................. 8–9, 11, 13 Road Scholars .............................................. 85 Russo & Steele LLC .................................... 47 SCM Scottsdale Insider’s Seminar .............. 78 Silver Collector Car Auctions ...................... 75 Sports & Specialist Cars ............................ 125 Sports Car Market ........................................ 74 Symbolic Motor Car Co ................................. 3 T.D.C. Risk Management ............................. 49 The Auto Collections ................................... 10 The Finish Line ............................................ 50 The FJ Company .......................................... 31 The Stable, Ltd. ............................................ 77 Vicari Auctions ........................................... 107 Vintage Rallies ........................................... 127 VintageAutoPosters.com ............................ 143 Watchworks ................................................ 138 Zymol Florida .............................................. 35 28 You Write We Read or Prescott Kelly. I am trying to determine how to calculate mileage into a Porsche collector-car value. As I talk to local Porsche enthusiasts and browse the various sources of determining values — such as the Sports Car Market Price Guide, the Porsche Excellence Magazine Valuation Guide or the Hagerty Valuation Tool — none of these sources seem to put mileage into context in determining the car’s value. I am considering a 1988 Porsche cabriolet with 131k miles and a strong maintenance history, but I am concerned about the potential maintenance costs going forward — including a possible top-end rebuild in another 15k–20k miles. As these cars continue to rise in price in the range of $23k–$26k, when does mileage come into play in either moving forward or passing on a deal? Your help and perspective would greatly be appreciated. — Richard Archambault, via email Keith Martin replies: Richard, I think this is a great question for Jim. For older cars, say, first-gen 911 and back, miles traveled takes a back seat to condition. By now they are so old that how they have been treated and preserved over the years is what counts. For newer cars, say, SCs forward — where there are still plenty out there with under 100k miles — it’s a different question. Jim? Jim Schrager chimes in: Keith is exactly right. The 1988 car you are looking at isn’t a collectible. It is still a used car, and for used cars, miles matter. Once a car goes collectible, miles rarely matter, as it’s all about condition — with the exception that to some folks, super-low miles do add in value — but perhaps more because of condition than miles. A car is collectible in our definition when today’s price rises above the cost of the car when new way back when — and it is really special when it rises above the equivalent model in today’s lineup.— Jim Schrager Richard Archambault replies to Keith Martin and Jim Schrager: I am really appreciative that both of you took the time to reply. Thanks for your reply. As the 356s and Enjoy. Financial gains are often best found in financial assets…. early 911s reached a collectible status, their prices have risen accordingly. As this happened, the prices for the so-called “used” car 1983–89 Porsche 911s have steadily climbed based on supply and demand without regard to mileage. Now the lower-mileage cars (60k–80k miles) are in the $30k range and the higher-mileage cars are in the mid-$20k range. It seems like everyone is caught in a wave of appreciation. Is there room in a 1988 cabriolet at $23k–$25k with 131k miles? Jim Schrager replies: Basically, you are asking me if that car is a good buy. Of course, I can’t know that based on year, miles and price. I’d have to stand in front of the car and drive it. Assuming it is a very nice car and well cared for, my blink is that it is neither underpriced by $5k nor overpriced by $5k in today’s market. I understand these are start- ing to climb higher in value, but when the old car market corrects — as we know it does from time to time — these newer cars will be the first to drop. In every great “Up-Market” for everything from art to homes to cars, lesser variants are dragged along with the best of the species, and the hangers-on inevitably don’t have the deep market support of the better versions when the bottom falls out. In the last downdraft, for example, the truly collectible 356 Speedsters dropped maybe 33% to 50%. 1984–89 Carreras have been $25k on down forever, so now that they are starting up, they may be right back down again when the market catches a cold. All this is a long way of say- ing I have no idea when the car you are looking at will appreciate from here. Will it someday appreciate? Yes. I think so. Will this happen during the next decade? Much less clear. I make absolutely no claim to know when the market will bounce down and back up. But I do think it will do that. Buy the car if you like it and feel it is market-priced today. My goal was always simply to enjoy the cars and be able to sell them when done for what I had invested. It didn’t always work out that way. It has been a delightful bit of happenstance that some of our two dozen cars in the warehouse have appreciated strongly. To say otherwise seriously confuses the impact of luck versus skill. So this is my advice: Enjoy. Financial gains are often best found in financial assets. Errata SCM’s 2014 Guide to the Arizona Auctions reported an incorrect auction start time for Bonhams’ Scottsdale event on January 16. The auction will start with automobilia at 9 a.m. Motorcars will cross the block beginning at 11 a.m. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg Roger Dubuis and Geneva’s Mark of Excellence Horology is defined as the study and manufacture of time and time pieces. “Haute Horlogerie” is a term u to describe the uppermost circles of that field. This place where centuries of watchmaking technique a tradition merge with the most modern scientific produ tion capabilities. This is a world of skilled designer and artisans who breathe aesthetic life into time pieces. The epicenter of Haute Horlogerie is undoubtedly Geneva, Switzerland. Geneva’s rich tradition of timekeeping was so embedded and revered by the mid-19th century that the canton who governed Geneva established the Geneva Seal, a stamp to mark the origin of that time piece. That stamp also is a symbol of the rigid standards for the construction and finish of the individual components within each stamped time piece. Of the 12 key criteria to obtaining the Geneva Seal most have to do with the level of hand-finishing of th individual components in each watch. The holes that a drilled in the metal plates for jewels must be polish and the screw heads must be polished or dressed in a p ticular manner that can only be done by hand. The ed of all of the components must have chamfers or bevels that conform to the controlling agency’s standards. The list goes on. All this adds 30% to 40% more work on a watch — and it is all by hand. The end result is a watch with extraordinary accuracy and durability. The durability is a product of reduced friction within the watch — thanks to the polishing. This also is beneficial during maintenance, when watch parts must be taken apart and fit back together smoothly and without damage. Although a few brands, including Vacheron Constantin, Chopard, Cartier and Audemars Piguet, offer some watches that are marked with the Geneva Seal, only one manufacturer certifies that 100% of their time pieces are made to that level. Roger Dubuis, born in Geneva, rose Details Production date: 2001 Best Place to Wear One: To a business dinner at the Bodega Espanola, my favorite restaurant in Zurich is best): Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: up through the ranks of watchmaking with such firms as Patek Philippe, where he headed up their complicatedmovement department. Dubuis started his own atelier (workshop) in 1995 with designer Carlos Dias. Together, they began a painstaking and arduous journey that endeavored to raise the Neat Stuff by Tony Piff The Ultimate Sacrilege Dare you adm your SCMer brethren that the sonorous V12 engine note has grown a little tedious? The Prancing Horse earplugs w gain you just a l respect. $38 from www.store.ferra com Tank Chair Witnessing a di head track straight t puddle on one of th Lambrecht Chevro sent the best day o automotive life thr the stratosphere. Price for the Actio Trackchair starts a $10,200, and you can add an optiona utility box, camou flage graphics — e a gun rack — whic I’d set mine up for A www.actiontrackc 30 Sports Car Market bar for all time-piece manufacturers. e pictured watch is such an example. e watch, known as “Sympathie,” is quite ual in design. It is remarkable, given the l of complexity necessary to create the ving and pointed compound bevels of e layered case design. Even the dial and pphire crystal are shaped precisely in he same manner, lending the watch an aesthetic that celebrates the complex woodworking details of “ogee” style clocks and moldings of the late 19th century. The dial of the Sympathie watch is a lustrous gloss black with a combination f hand-cut and polished 18k white gold oman numerals and dagger markers t are encircled with a perimeter of fine te gold dots that represent each minute cond. Outside of that track is a precisely d white track demarking fifths of secnd a compass rose. All of this detail brings the eye from the compressed edges of the watch to the dial center, where “horloger genevois” and “Bulletin d’Observatoire” are printed above and below the hands. Horologer Genevois signifies the origin of Geneva, while “Bulletin d’Observatoire” marks that, among other distinctions, the watch was independently tested for exact timekeeping and found to be accurate in the extreme. On the reverse side, the case back is set with another sapphire crystal, which is not uncommon in modern watchmaking practice. However, in this case, the crystal deservedly displays the movement, which has been finished to the highest standards. The 35-jewel, selfwinding mechanical movement is adorned with exquisite Côtes de Genève (a particular striped damascening pattern developed and used in Geneva), and the rotor is inset with the Roger Dubuis-scripted and pierced logo applied in 18-karat gold. Roger Dubuis time pieces — and others coming out of the Canton of Geneva — are shining examples of industry leaders. Knowing what goes into making these exquisite time pieces explains some of the costs to buy one of these watches. In the pre-owned market, a watch such as the one pictured can be found in pristine condition for well under $10,000. Given the level of build quality, this is money well spent.

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1956–57 Mercedes-Benz 300c Wagon During the 1950s and 1960s, station wagons were as common as dandelions on suburban lawns — and often just as exciting. The polar opposites of run-of-the-mill wagons were the few custom-built variants based on makes that did not produce wagons, such as Aston Martin, Cadillac, MercedesBenz, and Rolls-Royce. Sighting one was always a rare experience, and you knew you were in the presence of something special. Call them what you will — estate car, shooting brake, wagon, or station wagon — any of these that now legitimately fall into the “vintage” category have certainly become collectible. This model is of a one-off Mercedes-Benz 300c station wagon, custom built for Mrs. Caroline Ryan Foulke. A woman of immense wealth and impeccable taste, Foulke was accustomed to only the best. Needless to say, it is not surprising that an average station wagon would not suffice for transporting her luggage to and from her yacht. So, this grand automobile came to be through the suggestion of none other than famed European car dealer Max Hoffman. Built by coachbuilders Binz GmbH & Co., the car was ordered in 1956 and completed in 1957, and is the only known 300 Series station wagon. This car was originally Dove Gray with a red Model Details Production Dates: 2013 Quantity: 600 SCM Five-Star Rating: Overall Quality: Authenticity: Overall Value: ½ ½ Web: www.acmediecast.com, www.matrixscalemodels.com interior, and it rode on blackwall tires. In later years it was repainted in Midnight Blue by a previous (third in line) owner. At some point in time, whitewall tires were added. This very handsome 1:43-scale model is from a relatively new manufacturer, Matrix Scale Models, based in the Netherlands. They offer a very eclectic range, which currently includes seven wagons. Can you see a theme there? This imposing wagon has been modeled Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton 1967: Chris Amon, Scuderia Ferrari and a Year of Living Dangerously By John Julian, David Bull, 120 pages, $42.78, Amazon I wasn’t yet driving, so Dad put us all in the car and we drove to Hollywood. The Cinerama Dome was the destination, and the movie — “Grand Prix” — changed my life. In fact, 1966 saw not just the debut of that won- derful racing film, it was the year ABC televised the Ford GT40 assault on Le Mans. The picture was grainy black-and-white, but still you could see the two American cars cross the line together — finally beating Ferrari. Officials decided the win belonged to Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon, who had started slightly farther back on the grid than Ken Miles and Denny Hulme. John Julian must have fallen in love with “Grand Prix” as well, as it is a touchstone in this book on fellow New Zealander Chris Amon, the only Kiwi to lead the Ferrari F1 team. Amon, still active in the motorsports world at 70, had a solid career. He was always well regarded as highly skilled, wringing good finishes out of lessthan-winning cars. In the 1960s, drivers weren’t tied to one series or one team, and Amon was in and out of sports cars, Can-Am cars and F1 cars. Landing at Ferrari in 1967 looked like the solution to all his problems. But near the end of the book 1967 is an image of Amon taken at Monaco, the first F1 points race of the year. Amon is creeping past the inferno in which his teammate, Lorenzo Bandini, lies trapped. It set the stage for a brutal year, in which Ferrari lost Mike Parkes after he broke both his legs in a crash, Günter Klass was killed at Spa and Ludovico Scarfiotti walked away from the team and the sport. 32 But this is Amon’s story, which isn’t tragic but certainly falls into the category of unrelenting hard luck. In 13 seasons of F1, Amon never took the top step of the podium. No one doubted his talent or drive, but the results never came. What is left is the legacy of one of the best-liked men in the paddock and one of the fastest drivers never to win. As Mario Andretti joked about Amon’s bad luck, “If he became an undertaker, people would stop dying.” Provenance: Chris Amon was fully involved in the creation of this book, and his words — plus the words of many of his contemporaries — make this feel like listening in on a bench-racing session of the greats. Fit and finish: This is a lovely book, with an intriguing mix of text, quotes and images. The design sets it apart. Julian even suggests a soundtrack for each chapter. Drivability: The movie “Grand Prix” is like a character in this book, with the quotes of characters in the movie alongside those of real racers. That is fitting in that Amon drove the Ferrari in the movie, and he also drove the GT40 camera car, pulling actors in race cars around the track at more than 100 mph. And unlike so many books on racing or racing drivers, “1967” has itself a cinematic quality to it. The prose is often polished and delicious, minor characters come to life briefly and recede, but all along the story is driven by Chris Amon, which makes the read all the more interesting. ♦ Sports Car Market very well indeed. Is it perfect? No, definitely not. The high-gloss paint finish covering the perfectly rendered body is excellent, as is all the chrome. The front lights, although very good, are a bit of a mixed bag in that they are not quite as accurate as they could have been. The signal lights below the headlamps are too flat, and the lights atop the fenders stand too high — their tops should be flush with the chrome strips trailing behind them. All of the chrome window frames and trim are made of brightly plated photo-etched metal, and they look great, but fit is not 100%. The left passenger’s door frames were bowing out a little on my sample. All other exterior bits, including the tiny emblems, are perfectly and cleanly fitted. The interior captures the essence, but sadly, too many cost-saving corners were cut. The delicate steering wheel with separate photo-etched horn ring and column-mounted controls looks wonderful, but the dashboard, which can be easily seen, is disappointingly weak in detail and accuracy, and it lacks any attempt to simulate the wood of the real car. The plump, well-stuffed seats look grand, and Matrix made an attempt to replicate the elastic web-type pockets on the seat backs, but they don’t show well, as they are engravings rather than a separate part. Door-panel detail is good — but not great — with molded in-door handles and window cranks lightly painted silver. The ribbed off-white headliner and sun visors are there and well replicated. All in all, this is a very good and attractive model. Priced at $89.97. ACME Trading Co. is the exclusive distributor for North America.

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Affordable Classic Mercedes-Benz 500SL/SL500 Appreciation Replaces Depreciation Mercedes-Benz 500SL/SL500 cars were rarely ridden hard and put away wet by Gary Anderson 1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 convertible showing 95k miles on the odometer, sold for $7,500 at Auctions America’s 2013 Spring Carlisle — well bought A lthough enthusiasts may argue over the true definition of “classic” as applied to automobiles, perhaps we can all agree on one criterion: If at some point in the car’s lifetime it stops depreciating — its market price stops declining — and the price then levels off and begins to rise, then the market has just declared it a classic. If the price continues to drop, then it’s just another used car. The Mercedes-Benz 500SL roadster, introduced in 1990 on the R129 chassis and produced for more than 11 years (with its name changed to SL500 in 1994), is among the most recent automobiles to which the term “classic” — at least by this criterion — may apply. Prices for these hot little V8-powered roadsters with detachable hard tops did decline for many years from their original prices in the high five-digit range. However, for the past five years or so, the price for an example in very good condition has been stable at about $15,000 to $18,000. The marvelous thing about the 500SL/SL500 is what that price buys you. With a little careful research and some patience, you should be able to find one that will give you the best of both worlds: good contemporary performance with all the modern conveniences of safety and comfort, in a traditionally styled sports car that you should eventually be able to sell for more than you paid. Details New lines, rounded ends The history is pretty straightforward. Mercedes-Benz had produced the previous generation of SL on the R107 chassis (as a blossoming Mercedes-Benz enthusiast, you’ll need to start memorizing chassis numbers that describe long production runs of similar models) for over 18 years. Perhaps as much out of boredom as anything else, designer Bruno Sacco — who took Mercedes 34 Years produced: 1989–2001 Number produced: 79,827 (1989–98); 23,704 (1998–2001) Original list price: $85,000–$100,000 Current SCM Valuation: $8,000–$13,000 Pros: Modern safety, comfort, and performance in a classic roadster body Cons: Badly maintained examples can be money pits Best place to drive one: California State Route 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) from San Diego to Crescent City Club: Mercedes-Benz Club of America More: www.mbca.org out of the hard-edged traditional design period — styled the clean lines and rounded ends of the new roadster. At the same time, Mercedes engineers, freed finally from having to retrofit a succession of new devices and gizmos into the previous chassis and drivetrain, had a field day making this the flagship sports car of the Mercedes-Benz lineup. They installed the newest of everything, including driver’s and passenger’s airbags, a rollover bar that deployed in one-third of a second, and crumple zones that kept the passenger’s compartment intact in the event that the new anti-lock braking system and improved suspension failed to prevent roll-over if the driver took too much advantage of the 326 horsepower from the 5-liter V8. New name, features in 1994 In 1994, the body style suffix and engine capacity prefix were reversed from 500SL to SL500 to be consistent with the new Mercedes-Benz nomenclature. Mercedes-Benz, always at the leading edge of safety systems, also introduced the first-generation electronic stability control, which used the ABS actuators in combination with pitch and yaw sensors to selectively brake individual wheels in order to reduce the chances of skids and rollovers. In 1998, a new, more fuel-efficient V8 engine was introduced, along with a 5-speed automatic transmission replacing the 4-speed autobox. Although power on the new engine was reduced slightly to 315 horsepower, Sports Car Market

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the new automatic transmission kept overall performance at an enjoyable level. In the best Benz design traditions, the car remains attractive two de- cades after its introduction. Comfort and luxury in the cabin, unsparing when the car was introduced, still make the driver and passenger feel special when they open the doors. As with every roadster produced in Stuttgart since the 1950s, the 500SL and SL500 came standard with both a removable hard top and a folding soft top. Even better, the soft top was now automatic, and retracted in less than a minute to stow itself under a neat metal tonneau cover. (Jaguar wouldn’t have a similar feature on its roadsters for another 10 years.) The wonderful little secret about buying one of these cars is that, in spite of their potential performance, they were almost never driven hard or put away wet. On the contrary, many could be advertised with the phrase truthfully published: “Driven sparingly and only on weekends to and from the golf club by obsessive older gentleman.” The very best car to buy — and examples are not all that hard to find — is one that has had only one or two owners from new and has been maintained carefully as evidenced by complete service documentation and the overall condition of the car. The rarest of these cars were the AMG versions, as the AMG partnership with Mercedes-Benz was just beginning and fewer than 200 examples were made. Unfortunately, AMG exterior badges and wheels can be purchased easily, but the badge on the top of the engine signed by the technician who built that engine is much harder to fake. The Mercedes Classic Center also supplies a certificate showing the original build specifications of every unit to verify “matching-numbers” claims. Watch out for wiring, instruments Weak links start with the wondrous biodegradable wiring harness that EU envi- ronmental considerations mandated during the 1993–95 period. Most of these have long since deteriorated exactly as they were designed to do and have been replaced. However, if the harness is in poor condition, a replacement can cost several thousand dollars unless you enjoy getting up close and personal with every part of the engine compartment — in which case the harnesses are available from Mercedes-Benz for 1990 500SL convertible around $750. On the earlier cars, check head gaskets and instru- ment clusters. Necessary repairs may not have been made by older owners who weren’t paying attention to the car. Similarly, make sure that the soft top and rollover bars work properly. Hydraulic problems can cause problems with both that can be costly to fix. Check the seals and plastic window on the soft top, and the condition of the hard top. These are great features but can suffer from careless maintenance and poor storage. Maintenance costs may seem high — a good basic number is $1,000 a year — but for that price you’re buying knowledgeable, well-trained specialists at the dealer or specialist independent shops with good access to replacement parts. Considering the satisfaction/price ratio, ownership is a good value. If you’ve often seen yourself driving down the boulevard in a top-down roadster with classic lines, but just couldn’t handle the purchase price and inevitable depreciation, the SL500 is definitely a car to consider. ♦ February 2014 35

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Collecting Thoughts 110-Year-Old Cars Sell for Huge Money Big Prices From the Dawn of Automotive History Both of these rare, long-cherished cars have been fixtures of the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run since the middle 1930s by Miles Collier If you’ve driven one to a successful journey’s end, then, like Kenneth Grahame’s Mr. Toad in The Wind in the Willows, you’ll never be the same. This is a market of passionate and knowledgeable collectors. Consequently, when cars as special as these two come on offer, buyers don’t require a lot of hoopla to break out their checkbooks. Special, cared-for survivors Second, well-used, well-loved and well-preserved, our two subjects, the Panhard and the Clement-Talbot, are doubly special. The number of cars that have survived from the dawn of motoring to the present is vanishingly small compared with the survivors from later periods. By now, I think we’re all tired of hearing about 1903 Clement-Talbot Type CT4K “ H ow can these cars from the dawn of time bring such crazy money?” With these words, Publisher Martin asked me to make sense of two close-as-makes-no-difference milliondollar sales at Bonhams’ London to Brighton Run auction on November 1, 2013. Our two cars of interest are a 1903 Clement-Talbot Type CT4K with Roi d’Italie coachwork that sold for $976,298 including commissions, and a 1902 Panhard et Levassor Type B1 with rear-entrance tonneau that sold for $940,228 including commissions. From the standpoint of auction-house fundamentals, these two cars are virtually twins. Let’s analyze the two sales as they clearly show what can happen when every element that supports a favorable price is present and correct. Enthusiastic connoisseurs First let’s start with the veteran-car market itself. Cars from the primitive age of the automobile are largely unfathomable to the general collector-car market, which is why I cited Publisher Martin’s comment. While nostalgia is the portal through which so many collectors of more recent cars enter the field, one comes to an interest in veteran automobiles only after a great deal of exposure and study. Nevertheless, among the initiated, cars from the primitive era enjoy a very enthusiastic following. Such collectors find the quirkiness and ingenuity of these early attempts at automobility absolutely fascinating. While unsuited to the demands of modern traffic, the required hands-on fettling these automobiles demand as part of the driving experience makes for engagement that is hard to surpass with newer equipment. Yes, they are difficult to drive, being relatively fragile, often under- powered and slow. When they are not slow, they are thoroughly intimidating. They possess diabolical handling and are devoid of brakes; and yes, they are horribly uncomfortable when the weather is inclement. But none of those issues are bugs — they’re features. 36 another “preservation” find that has lain neglected, moldering in its own juices for umpty-ump years. True preservation cars are those that have aged gracefully in the public eye while in the hands of a knowledgeable and sensitive owner. These are the most desirable of all collectible automobiles. Such cars have little problem attracting huge interest when they finally (and very, very rarely) come on the market. All the best examples have been held for decades — if not generations — by one individual or family. This consistent ownership has protected the car from the interventions of multiple owners, one of whom sooner or later performs some indignity on his new prize. We see that the Panhard has been owned by the Boorman family since 1935; and the Clement-Talbot by the late Stanley Sears, one of the founders of the worldwide historic-car movement, since 1936. That this Talbot was one of the first cars in his great collection makes it like owning George Washington’s ax. While both our cars have had conservation work — and in the case of the Panhard, even a restoration involving substantial engine work and replacement of the chassis timbers, which may explain the lower auction result despite a higher pre-sale estimate — that process was caused by decades of ordinary use. Naturally, their presentation is rough and ready by today’s archival conservation standards, but note that these cars have never been out of service except to replace components as they wore beyond use. Important then, important now We often say that what was special in the day is special now. Exclusive makes and models, special coachwork, powerful engines — all these factors elevate our subject automobiles above the ordinary. These cars are large, 4-cylinder machines from a time when 1- or 2- cylinder engines were the norm. Their taxable horsepower designations of 12 and 18, when single digits were the norm, signify that they are important automobiles. Their coachwork is some of the most handsome and impressive of the day, built by noted firms: Labourdette for the Panhard, and Rheims, Auscher et Cie, trading as Rothschild et Fils, for the Talbot. Our two subjects were impressive cars in the day, and are all the more so now. Famous owners Third, among important veteran automobiles there is the chance of finding an example that was owned by a notable person. The early Sports Car Market Simon Clay, courtesy of Bonhams

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member of historic-car “royalty.” This is as fine a provenance as you can get. London to Brighton veterans Fourth, it is a truism that a significant event for a particular make and model of car or type of car can hugely increase demand, and hence price for the car in question. Automobiles dated earlier than 1905 are eligible for one of the most famous, exclusive and oldest old-car motoring events in the world — the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. Established in 1927 and held annually in November to commemo- rate the original “Emancipation Run” of November 14, 1896, London to Brighton is the world’s largest gathering of veteran cars, often starting with more than 400 machines in Hyde Park, London, for the 60-mile drive to Brighton. So important is this one event in the veteran-car world that the mar- 1902 Panhard et Levassor Type B1 motorcar in Europe and the U.K. was very much the possession of the period’s movers and shakers. That the Panhard, one of the truly elite early marques, was owned by C.S. Rolls’ (of Rolls-Royce) father, Lord Llangattock, and in all likelihood personally sold to him by his son, makes this car almost inconceivably special. Indeed, I might suppose the higher estimate was based on this celebrated history. The Clement-Talbot, only slightly less prestigious in the day, was found and purchased in 1936 by the great and celebrated Stanley Sears, who was a connoisseur, noted collector of early Rolls-Royce cars and ket attaches a significant price premium to London to Brighton-eligible cars. So fierce is the demand for qualifying cars that revolution was fomented some years ago when the organizers decided to allow cars through 1906. After much Sturm und Drang, the 1905 cutoff was restored, and so it remains today. Both of these cars are not only London to Brighton eligible, but have been fixtures of the event since the middle 1930s. Functionally, both cars are easily capable of transporting four or five intrepid riders to Brighton with minimal fuss. Both cars will always be the center of attention and interest. In sum, these two very similar cars represent a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a pre-eminent veteran automobile that has been cherished in the bosom of important collectors for more than 70 years. Should I find myself on the London to Brighton Run, and should I be passed by either of these great cars, I’ll tip my hat. Both cars were well bought and sold. ♦ February 2014 37 Simon Clay, courtesy of Bonhams

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Legal Files John Draneas Lawsuit Has a Bearing on Porsche Owners An IMS bearing failure spells disaster. As the piece falls apart, metal bits travel throughout the engine Since the settlement was reached, more than 3,000 claims have been processed. Settlement payments are currently in the $3.4 million range. Settlement terms The thrust of the settlement was essentially to lengthen the warranty period on the IMS bearing. Porsche new-car warranties are typically four years/50,000 miles, whichever comes first. In addition, used cars purchased through the Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned Program were given additional warranties. Basically, the settlement extends the warranty on the IMS bearing to 10 years/130,000 miles. Complete information can be obtained by visiting the 2002 Porsche Boxster — does expensive trouble lurk within? S ince a 2001 Porsche Boxster S resides in the “Legal Files” garage, this letter from noted Porsche authority Pete Zimmermann caught my attention: Dear Legal Files: It appears that Porsche has a problem. A really big problem. All because of a bearing, to be exact, an IMS (Intermediate Shaft) bearing. That bearing is an internal engine part, and it fails. Repair cost can range between $3,000 and $20,000-plus. Unlike past engineering mistakes, Porsche ignored the IMS bearing problem for far too long. Too many engines have failed, or cost owners dearly. Porsche did eventually acknowledge the problem, but not before a class-action lawsuit, covering cars built between 1/1/2001 and 12/31/2005, was filed. It appears that, for whatever reason, Porsche underestimated the severity of the IMS bearing problem, or underestimated the resources, disappointment and resolve of the owners of failed models. It’s been said that perception is everything. Reputation is also everything. The two are now on a collision course; where the pieces fall is anybody’s guess. That said, the ball is in Porsche’s court. Zimmermann obviously has strong feelings about the subject, but there is no question that he knows a lot about Porsches. Zimmermann was the longtime owner of the Red Line Porsche repair shop in California and is the author of The Used 911 Story. Zimmermann explains that the crankshaft drives the intermediate shaft, which in turn drives the camshafts via timing chains. Several of the recent water-cooled Porsches used a ball-bearing-style bearing, which has been the problem. When the IMS bearing fails, it can be disastrous. As the bearing falls apart, metal bits travel throughout the engine. As it continues to fail, the cam timing can go off and allow the pistons to hit the open valves. In either case, the fix is often a replacement engine. Class-action coverage The lawsuit, “Eisen v. Porsche Cars North America Inc.,” was filed by Glendale, CA, attorney Stephen M. Harris. It became a class action covering the IMS bearing claims of all owners of certain Porsches — most 2001–05 Boxsters and most 2001–05 911s other than the Turbos, GT2s and GT3s. The class action covers a total of 57,929 Porsches. Harris explained to “Legal Files” that the IMS bearing in these cars was simply “not robust enough.” He said the failure rate for the IMS bearing was “around 10%.” He also pointed out that Porsche repaired approximately 3,100 of these cars at a cost of over $20 million. The lawsuit was filed to pursue the claims of the remaining affected owners. 38 settlement website, www.imsporschesettlement.com. But generally, the compensation varies depending upon the owner’s status and the miles driven, with no compensation for cars more than 10 years old. For cars purchased new, 100% reimbursement is afforded to cars with up to 50,000 miles, matching the original warranty. At 50,001 miles, the compensation reduces to 90%, declining 10% for each 10,000 miles until settling at 40% for miles between 100,000 and 130,000. No compensation is allowed for failures after 130,000 miles. The compensation is the applicable percentage of your out-of-pocket costs for the repair of damage following an IMS bearing failure. There is no compensation without a failure, and no compensation is paid to those who replaced the bearings before they failed. Used cars purchased under the Porsche Approved Certified Pre- Owned Program are treated a little differently. The compensation stays at 100% until 100,000 miles, then falls to 25%. Owners who bought their used cars from other sources don’t fare as well. Their reimbursement percentage is 25% at all mileage ranges up to 130,000. What are class members’ choices? If you owned one of the covered vehicles, you would have been sent a notice that explained your alternatives. First off, you were given the choice whether to remain a member of the class or to opt out. If you wanted to opt out, you had to affirmatively say so. If you opted out, you would not be eligible to participate in the settlement. However, that left you free to pursue all of your legal claims on your own, in any way that you desired. If you did not affirmatively opt out, you automatically remained a member of the class. That means that your legal claims were settled along with those of all class members. You can receive the compensation provided in the settlement, but nothing more. You are no longer able to sue Porsche. Class members who had suffered an IMS bearing failure on or be- fore July 17, 2013, were required to file a claim by October 15, 2013. If you were in that group and did not file the claim, then you missed the boat. You can’t file a claim now, and you can’t sue by yourself. Class members who had not yet suffered an IMS bearing failure did not have to file anything. Rather, they simply wait and see what happens. If a failure occurs within the 10-year/130,000-mile time frame, they can file a claim when the failure occurs. Pre-failure strategies If you own one of these cars — especially one that was not covered by the class action — you should pay attention and develop your own strategy. As Harris points out, the failure rate is about 10%. That means that about 90% of these cars will never experience an IMS bearing failure. Sports Car Market

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You can choose to play those odds and just do nothing. However, if you end up in the 10% group, the repair could be a $20,000-plus engine replacement, which could exceed the value of your car. Zimmermann recommends prophylactic measures. Shorten your oil change intervals to 5,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first. Change the oil filter at each oil change. And, each time, have the old filter cut open and examined for metal fragments. If any are found, change the IMS bearing right away. The same thing can be done with a laboratory examination of the used oil. If the time comes to replace the clutch, or to rebuild the automatic transmission, much of the IMS bearing replacement work will be done. That is the time to finish the job. The most popular fix is to install a ceramic IMS bearing manufactured by LN Engineering. The parts cost is about $700, and the additional labor is about that much again. The ceramic bearings seem to do the trick, but Zimmermann points out that we don’t have enough data about their durability. If the tranny comes out again, he recommends replacing the ceramic bearing as well just to be safe. Out-of-range cars Zimmermann points out that there are two troublesome groups: One is the cars manufactured before 2001, which were not included in the class action. Owners of those cars are on their own. The other is the mid-2005 through 2009 group. Porsche modified the IMS bearing in mid-2005, which is why those cars were not included in the class action. The modifications seem to have done the trick, but we haven’t had enough time yet to know for sure. If your car is in that model range, it would be prudent to take the strategic steps described above. In 2009, Porsche eliminated the IMS and its bearings altogether, so cars built after that move are not affected at all. Is it a good deal? Class actions are often criticized on the basis that they do more for the lawyers than the class members. In fact, the lawyers here are requesting compensation of just under $1 million. However, the system seems to have worked pretty well here. Porsche was unwilling to fix all failures, and an affected owner would have been hard-pressed to incur the substantial litigation expenses — lawyers as well as expert witnesses — needed to prove liability. The class action was the only economical way to resolve all of these claims. Some have criticized the mileage proration, but that has to be viewed as a compromise. All failures that occurred within the warranty period are 100% covered. The settlement extends the warranty period considerably, albeit on a prorated basis. That should be seen as a reasonable compromise. Many have criticized the lack of any compensation for those who solved the problem by replacing the IMS bearing before it could fail. Their claims are sympathetic, but we have to bear in mind that this is a warranty issue. If the IMS bearing was replaced as “preventive maintenance,” the damage was avoided and no warranty issue arose. That makes it hard to force compensation from the manufacturer. Keep in mind that the failure rate has been about 10%. That means that about 90% of the preventive-maintenance IMS bearing replacements were unnecessary. One last angle — Harris points out that the lawsuit caused 57,929 notices to be sent to Porsche owners, many of whom knew nothing about the IMS bearing risks. Making them aware of the potential problem, and affording them the opportunity to deal with it as they saw fit, carried substantial added value. “Legal Files” would rate the settlement as a pretty good deal. It’s not perfect, but it is a reasonable resolution, strikes a pretty fair balance, and lets us move on. That’s about all you can ever expect from a settlement of any legal claim. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. He can be reached through www.draneaslaw.com. February 2014 39

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Simon Says Simon Kidston Be Smart, Be Nice and Be There A cool head, experience and advance planning can give you the edge over other bidders given more time and money?” Try to figure out where in the hierarchy of similar objects this one lies. If it’s at the very top — this is where you need to do proper research — don’t be surprised if the pre-sale estimate is blitzed. Collectors are smarter and better informed than ever, and the big players want the best. Ask the auction special- If you’re going to bid on a car, there’s no substitute for being at the auction E ver wondered if there’s a better or worse strategy for buying at auction — other than avoiding the bidder’s bar beforehand? Having spent the first 18 years of my career on the other side of the podium, it’s a whole new dynamic to now find myself jousting with former colleagues in a friendly — but high-stakes — duel between their auctioneer’s gavel and my bidder’s paddle. If you think it’s nerve wracking looking after your own interests, spare a thought for those who earn a living doing it for others — auctioneers and buyers’ agents alike. One wrong move can cost your client more than just money; it might cost him what you were asked to bid upon in the first place. It also might cost you your reputation. A cool head, a healthy dose of experience and advance planning go a long way to putting you in the best position possible and giving you the edge over other bidders. Last month there were some inside tips for sellers; now it’s the buy- ers’ turn. Remain civil The first may seem obvious, but you’d be amazed how many people ignore it: Be nice. Auction-house staff tend to be in their chosen career because they love what they do — it’s rarely the pay which attracts them — and they’ll go the extra mile for clients with a ready smile and a “thank you.” Even when problems happen, a civil approach will almost always trump confrontation. Remember that although they’re rivals, staff and management from different houses talk to each other informally. News travels fast, so don’t get a reputation as the bad guy. Do your homework So you’ve seen something in a catalog that piques your interest. Don’t leave it until the last minute to find out more; send an email, or better still, get on the phone. Auction houses can’t always tell the full story in print, so you’ll get much more color and background in a conversation. Try asking: “What are its plus points, and the minus ones? Could you find me a better one 40 ist what the level of pre-sale interest is like. They’ll never say “zero,” but if they expect this particular lot to fly, take them seriously — but don’t be scared to take part even if your budget is lower. Some of the most hyped lots in the car world have fallen flat, leaving more than one person wishing they’d had a go: Witness a certain Bond DB5 sold on just one bid…. Be in the room This brings us to two more considerations: Assuming you’ve done your research, and read the catalog carefully so you know all the pitfalls of the car (remember prefaces such as “We understand from the seller…” “The vendor assures us that…” and “Although the early history of this car is still being researched…” are not statements of fact, much less guarantees), you need to decide how to bid (in person? By telephone? Commission bid?) and, most importantly, how much. I always prefer to bid in person; you have a much better feel for how the auction is going, and if you’ve been around auctions for long enough you’ll probably also know if you’re bidding against another buyer or the reserve. Like it or not, chandelier bidding — or whatever you want to call it — is legal and perfectly acceptable in the auction world, but it’s amazing how many bidders seem blissfully ignorant that the auctioneer can bid up to the reserve price to get things going. You’d be surprised at how many cars at a recent high-profile auction had just one person bidding upon them. Beware of no-reserve cars. The auctioneer can’t invent fictitious bids on these, but a common ploy is to inflate the pre-sale estimate to make anything less seem like good value. The magic words “no reserve” next to the estimate mean the auction house doesn’t need to worry that a high range will scare bidders away. Telephone bidding is convenient, but you’ll never know from a few snatched words with the staffer before the lot is sold how the auction is really going, and lack of feel for the room can mean you overpay or lose the car. Commission bidding — where you leave a written bid before the sale — is even more remote, and some would argue that showing your hand so early is rarely an advantage for the bidder. Before I run out of space and sign off (let me know if you want more next month), my final advice is to be ruthless with yourself in setting a bidding limit before the auction. A limit is painful, but it saves some extreme agony after the hammer has gone down. ♦ Sports Car Market David Tomaro

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Feature “Art of the Automobile” Masterpieces of Motoring At this auction/exhibition, cars were fine art — and were displayed as such by Donald Osborne Ian Kelleher, RM Car Specialist for North America, discusses the 1964 Ferrari 250 LM, which ultimately sold for $14 million F or years, RM Auctions, Gooding & Company and Bonhams have inexorably moved collector-car auctions toward fine-art territory in terms of prices realized. Still, two things had not changed: First, most high-end vehicle auctions take place in temporary tents or hotel ball- rooms, neither of which is designed to show off multi-million-dollar properties to any particular advantage. Second, a fairly small, well-known group of long-term auto collectors usually raise bidding paddles when expensive cars cross the block. RM Auctions and Sotheby’s looked to change all that for their “Art of the Automobile” auction on November 21, 2013. For the preview exhibition, the galleries at Sotheby’s building on the east side of Manhattan in New York City were transformed into a showcase for the display of internal-combustion-powered conceptual art. However, this exhibition allowed viewers to freely climb onto the platforms for a better look at the artwork, including opening doors and having a seat behind the wheel. At this auction/exhibition, cars were the fine art — and they were displayed as such. Attendees saw a room wrapped in an oversized Art Deco pattern, blown up to gigantic proportions and surrounding an equally Art Deco Auburn Speedster. Another room put a 1958 Oldsmobile 98 convertible’s abundant chrome trim on display — and complemented it with sparkling jewelry in glass cases. A huge photo stretching across a wall showed a Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster powering through the hairpin curves of an alpine pass. In front of it was positioned the gleaming, restored car. “The opportunity to hold a sale such as this at a venue that caters to the finest art in the world is a once-in-a-lifetime chance,” said Ian Kelleher, the RM car specialist who coordinated the sale. 42 1933 Auburn Twelve Custom Speedster Sports Car Market “No one has ever taken the display of cars to this level — certainly not in auction sales,” said Rob Myers, founder and head of RM. “You’ve seen this in shows like the Ralph Lauren collection display in Boston and Paris, other shows in museums around the country, but even they’re not to this design level. This is a sale that’s curated to a museum level.” Museums led the way Indeed, the lavish, curated installation of cars at Sotheby’s followed the theme seen at recent automobile exhibitions in fine-art museums. The museum exhibitions All images Darin Schnabel ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions;

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be seen in the context of those events. While $62m is certainly impressive for a two-hour collector-car sale, Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art sale on November 6, 2013, saw $60m spent on a pair of Picasso paintings, while Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction on November 13 saw bidding open at $70m on the star lot, a 1963 Andy Warhol piece, which went on to sell at $105.1m. Cars are entering the fine-art world, but they are still relatively small beans. A key goal of “Art of the Automobile” was to intro- duce collector cars to the well-heeled, knowledgeable art and antique collectors who form the cream of Sotheby’s client list. “We did tours for a large number of invited Sotheby’s 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster — such as “The Allure of the Automobile” in Portland and Atlanta — raised the bar for the display of vehicles, even in the traditional auction tent settings. The time was clearly right to bring the auto market to its highest arena. Alain Squindo, vice president of RM Auctions, said Sotheby’s looked for the same qualities in the auction cars as they do in fine art. In another nod to the museum world, the catalog, with images all shot in the quietly elegant style of noted photographer Michael Furman, was a lavishly produced 431page tome — with no vehicle receiving fewer than six pages of display. Black tie beginnings The roots of this groundbreaking auction stretch all the way back to 1959, when the auction sale of the paintings, sculpture and antiques from the estate of Mrs. Byron Chrysler Foy at the Parke-Bernet Galleries in New York City was as notable for the dress of the attendees as for the property offered. “Can you imagine attending an auction sale… where the buyers came attired in evening jackets and semi-formal dress?” gushed the Spokane Spokesman-Review in its “New York Letter” column of May 30, 1959. Mrs. Foy was the daughter of Walter P. Chrysler, and the sale of her effects brought out 30,000 visitors in preview and set a record when it realized $2.62m. A year earlier, Peter Wilson, the chairman of Sotheby’s, had launched black-tie eve- ning sales in London with a sale of seven Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings from a single German collection. The sale included masterpieces by Cézanne, van Gogh, Manet and Renoir. In 21 minutes, the paintings were hammered sold for a total of over $2m, including the record for a painting sold at auction, $616,000 for a Cézanne. It was auction as theater, with Hollywood stars, literary figures and the European nobility invited and pre-event press coverage courted and encouraged. The auction room had come far from the wholesale liquidation market it had traditionally been since the mid-eighteenth century. We are now witnessing the collector-car auction market make a similar move up- ward. The “Art of the Automobile” sale unquestionably represented a similar quantum leap in the attitude and presentation of the top tier of collectible cars. How did RM and Sotheby’s come to create this event? “It all started late one night,” said Max Girardo, RM auctioneer and car specialist. “The idea was to select 30 of the world’s best cars — not the most expensive or the most valuable, but the best in each category. We have a Messerschmitt, but it’s a Tiger. We have an E-type, but it’s a Series I that’s beautifully restored; a Ferrari 250 GT series II cabriolet, but it’s the only covered-headlight example.” This curated collection was assembled to tell the story of more than 100 years of automobiles. The lots ranged from an 1892 Brewster “Park Drag” carriage through the 2011 Bugatti Veyron Gran Sport Bleu Nuit roadster. The collection included a pair of two-wheeled offerings: a 1957 F.B. Mondial GP racing bike and a 1914 Flying Merkel motorcycle. The growing link between art and cars The “Art of the Automobile” sale was scheduled to immediately follow the major fall art sales, and the $62m total realized for the 30 vehicles sold in the auction has to February 2014 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sports coupe 43 clients during preview, and while they’re probably not going to buy a $10m car, they will gain an appreciation and understanding and may buy a 300SL Roadster, Gullwing or something else not in the stratosphere from a price point of view,” Girardo said. “It’s about us presenting the product in a different way to a new clientele which broadens our horizon.” A glimpse of the future? In the end, there is no doubt that this event has estab- lished a new benchmark for the presentation and sale of collector vehicles. It is equally clear that the lessons learned from this event will resonate throughout the upper end of the auction market. Leading auction companies always look for ways to attract top clients — and the consignments that might tempt them. In the world of paintings, most of the top sales are achieved at public auctions. This has not been the case with cars, where the most valuable cars have usually sold in private transactions. The availability of venues and presentations such as “Art of the Automobile” will lure the owners of Ferrari GTOs and other important, historic vehicles to consider auction sale as a meaningful alternative for their true “works of art.” Leslie Keno, an international authority on American furniture and a Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Preservation Class Judge, is a senior vice president at Sotheby’s. Keno, who served as lead liaison for Sotheby’s in the “Art of the Automobile” auction, said collector cars appeal to Sotheby’s fine-art clientele. “We’ve seen interest from collectors from very dif- ferent categories — passion for cars is a primal thing, almost instinctual,” Keno said. “Art and furniture collectors respond to line, proportion, beauty, design and color. It’s easy to find those in great cars, while watch and clock collectors may connect with the technology, science and engineering.” ♦

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Feature London to Brighton 2013 London to Brighton 2013 Increased fees and red tape didn’t stop the 1903 Searchmont, but a broken valve spring almost did by Robert Ames entrants have been particularly made most welcome. In fact, on the occasion of my first participation, my Oldsmobile and I were collected from Gatwick in the wee hours of the morning by the late Veteran Car Company stalwart Bernard Garrett. He was there at midnight with a trailer, helped me clear customs, provided the required insurance and took me to breakfast! While U.S. participation is still very much encouraged, there is at least one change that has complicated entering a machine that is new to the event. This is the dating process. A new committee has been formed with the intention of much more rigorous inspection and research of any vehicle submitted for dating. A fee of $800 is charged, and your car needs to be in the U.K. at a specified place and time for an inspection involving a couple of days. This undertaking is not strictly essential to participation, as cars may be accepted on a one-timeonly basis via a “passport.” This year, I organized an “Oregon Pre-race anticipation for the Ames family aboard their 1903 Searchmont I ’m a grizzled veteran of the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run — the annual first-Sunday-in-November event in which cars dating from 1904 and older leave London’s Hyde Park and motor 60-odd miles to the Brighton waterfront. This hugely popular drive generally takes place in bitter cold or relentless rain. Or both. Over the course of the past 30 years, I’ve encountered most types of English weather while aboard American, French and English cars. I’ve also weathered breakdowns dealt with successfully — and complete failure to proceed. This year was different. The weather on November 3, 2013, was cool and sunny, ideal for a trip in an aged vehicle with thermosiphon cooling. Entries, however, were off substantially, from an announced 500 in 2012 to 421 this year — with just 385 actually at Hyde Park. No doubt some of the drop in entries was due to diabolical weather last year. I also suspect that fewer cars was clearly a reaction to entry fees being raised to the $500 range — a big increase from less than $100 a few years ago. Still, this is a justifiable charge for entry into an Details Plan ahead: November 2, 2014 Where: London’s Hyde Park to Madeira Drive, Brighton Cost: Free to watch. Entry fees vary, as older cars — those built before January 1, 1900 — have a fee of $205, while those built from January 1, 1900, to December 31, 1904, are charged $410 More: www.veterancarrun.com 44 iconic and historic motoring event. An additional $400 or so is pretty incidental for U.S. entrants, who have already paid for getting the car and themselves to and from London plus local transport, hotels and so on. This is a costly event to stage, and the Royal Automobile Club has said it is no longer able to justify annual losses in staging London to Brighton. The London to Brighton has always encouraged participation from abroad — and U.S. raid” of four American-built cars, one of which was not accepted. Two of the three cars we did bring over had done the run in years past and had been dated by the predecessor committee. They were accepted, as was the third car via the passport. My car, a 1903 Searchmont, is a good example of the kind of unneeded dating confusion that can confront an unsuspecting owner. The car is well known in U.S. veteran collector-car circles, as its ownership history includes Bill Pollack, Henry Austin Clark, Jim Conant, John Mozart and Dick King prior to my purchase. Bill Pollack requested dating of the car in 1982 dur- ing his ownership. In his application, Pollack stated he believed the car was sold in 1904. The Searchmont was so dated. Subsequent research revealed a letter from Searchmont designer Lee Chadwick dated December 9, 1955, stating: “It was built either in 1902 or early in 1903. There were no Searchmont cars built after 1903, as the company went out of business in 1903 and was working on a new 4-cylinder that I designed for them, in early 1903. I believe that all the 2-cylinder/12-hp cars were built in late 1902 and I feel pretty sure that none of the cars were built as late as 1903.” The week of the 2011 London to Brighton Run, I gave a copy of this letter — plus details of the 1903 Searchmont bankruptcy proceedings — to Mr. Toby Ward, who I’d been advised would be a member of a Sports Car Market

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new dating committee. In June of this year I was advised by Mr. Ward that the Searchmont would need to be inspected in the U.K. by two members of the new Veteran Car Company Limited Dating Advisory Committee and the requisite fee paid. I chose not to do this, although the car was already in England for the event. Why? Because the documentation of most American veteran cars is located in the United States. Most of these documents are in the Detroit Public Library, the AACA library and archives created by longtime collectors such as Bill Pollack. However well intended the new dating committee may be, and I’m sure it is, I simply chose not to take a chance that the car might again be misidentified as to its age. This time, I opted for the one-time passport. The solution for those of us waiting to bring American veterans over for the event and have them accurately dated is for the VCC to appoint a U.S. counterpart, such as the ACCA, to undertake this task here in this country. On to Brighton All in all, London to Brighton weekend was great fun for all, including our first-timer sons and daughters-inlaw. The Regent Street Motor Show was a blast, although the veterans on display seemed a bit overwhelmed by the huge turnout of Aston Martins in celebration of the marque’s centennial year. Everyone enjoyed event sponsor Bonhams’ Friday auction in its fabulous new galleries on Bond Street — and their evening cocktail party. For once, Sunday dawned sunny. Weather was my biggest concern — particularly after last year’s monsoon and failure to commence aboard Robert Brooks’ 1899 Panhard et Levassor, hot-tube ignition and all! Despite our late start aboard the misdated Searchmont (starting order is by year, oldest first), the first few miles of London traffic were easily cleared. My co-pilots were sons Alex and Brian, both on their first London to Brighton. Upon prompt arrival in Crowley — the midway point — we took a tea and fluid- check break. Then we pressed the Searchmont on toward the challenge of the hills ahead. And then the drama began. Halfway up the first hill — and within 20 miles of the Brighton waterfront — our 110-year-old Philadelphia-built machine unceremoniously quit. Was fuel the problem? The carburetor was fiddled with — and ultimately field-stripped, blown out and reassembled. Ignition? Fouled plugs were cleaned, then swapped for new ones. Both magneto and battery starting were tried time and again. No joy. Happily, our support van reached us about an hour and a half into this ordeal after battling through monumental sunny Sunday traffic. Another hour of somewhat more professional analysis concluded with removal of the intake manifold and freeing of the number one cylinder atmospheric intake valve, which had stuck open when a return spring broke. Returning changed firing and mixture settings to the original — and a push start — saw us headed toward Brighton and the longest hill yet. Eighteen miles to go, some uphill, and an hour and a quarter until official finishing time ends. This aboard a 110-year-old car with a still-leaking valve and a 30-mph top speed with a healthy tailwind. As we ground slowly in first gear up the last Sussex hill before sea level, both boys jumped off and ran alongside without being asked. This brought back memories of throwing co-pilot Monte Shelton off my Oldsmobile on the same hill in 1984. We made it with just about a half hour to spare. Finisher’s medal in hand, we high- fived all the Brits who recognized the gesture and made our way to Bonhams’ hospitality tent for hot chili and mulled wine. Unfortunately, all our Bonhams friends and our wives were headed back to London by this time, having given up on us. Later, on the train to London, I had a chance to read the event program and was pleased the organizers chose to include a small history of Searchmont on the occasion of the only complete example being entered. I was even more gratified that it mentioned the company failed in 1903. ♦ February 2014 45

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Feature 2013 Santa Fe Concorso 2013 Santa Fe Concorso This fast-growing concours has plenty of star power — in cars and people Story and photos by Mike Daly The President’s Award went to SCMer Robert Phillips’ 1955 Ferrari Mondial Series II Spyder F ew first-time visitors to Santa Fe, NM, are aware of just how unique the city is. Unlike the borders of Southern California or Arizona, which are increasingly Mexican in practice if not name, the culture of Santa Fe is not Mexican — it’s decidedly New Mexican. So, in true Santa Fe style, a similar individuality informed the Fourth Annual Santa Fe Concorso on September 28–30, 2013. This regional concours d’elegance has metaphorically gone from 0–60 mph faster than a race-prepped Cobra. Held for the second year at the Club at Las Campanas resort northwest of the city, Concorso almost certainly draws on Santa Fe’s increasing influx of wealthy car collectors. Many of these collectors are celebrities, although longtime resident and automotive icon Denise McCluggage probably doesn’t fall into the newcomer category. The famed former race-car driver and journalist has lived in Santa Fe for years, and was one of two “Legends of Racing” honored at this year’s event, along with Sir Stirling Moss. The two drivers spent a short session signing autographs for appreciative fans. Best of Show “Sport” went to SCMer Lawrence Auriana’s 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder, which Ms. McCluggage drove to a 2nd-in-class finish at the 1967 12 Hours of Sebring. The car was also used in the original film version of “The Thomas Crown Affair,” and is one of the nine sister cars of the $27.5 million record-setter that took Monterey by storm last August. Best-in-Show Elegance went to the 1933 Delage D-8S Sports coupe owned by Jon Hayden Groendeke of Enid, OK. SCMer Robert Phillips’ 1955 Ferrari, officially a Mondial Series II Spyder, took home the President’s Award. Originally one of the 750 Monza prototypes, which actually used 735 engines derived from the 4-cylinder grand prix cars, the car was first stamped as chassis 0446M. After racing in 1954, it returned to the factory and was restamped as 0556MD and sold as the fifth of the second-series Mondial Spyders, all of which wore similar Scaglietti coachwork. The Stirling Moss Award went to David Details Plan ahead: The Fifth Annual Santa Fe Concorso is scheduled for September 26–28, 2014 Where: The Club at Las Campanas, 218 Camino La Tierra, Santa Fe, NM Cost: $45 for general admission; $125 for VIP admission More: www.santafeconcorso.com 46 Donner’s 1970 Ferrari Daytona Competizione, one of the handful of Chinetti-converted cars used by the NART team in the early 1970s. Sir Stirling Moss (center) examines the 1962 Lotus 23, owned by Gerald Strickfaden, which took Race Car Class top honors Sports Car Market Concorso also staged an impressive showing of early Jaguar sports/racers, with several C-types and D-types — and four of the 18 XK-SS road cars (including the Petersen Museum’s decorated ex-Steve McQueen car). Further rare contributions came from General Motors’ Heritage Center, which displayed two classic Corvette concept cars — the 1969 Manta Ray coupe, and the 1961 Mako Shark roadster. At such an unusual geographical hub for the car niche, Santa Fe Concorso is able to attract regional collectors who don’t necessarily make the trip to shows such as Amelia Island or Pebble Beach. For example, the winner of the Race Car Class, a 1962 Lotus 23 owned by Gerald Strickfaden of nearby Los Alamos, was duly admired by Sir Stirling Moss on his way in. It was a serendipitous display of the tucked-away star power that the still-young Santa Fe Concorso now draws. ♦

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Feature 2014 Hillsborough Concours Hillsborough Concours Marks 57 Years This celebration of cars hasn’t missed a beat since 1956 Story and photos by Michael Leven San Francisco. The Academy was also represented by its Director of Industrial Design, Tom Matano. If that name seems familiar, it should, as Mr. Matano — also an SCMer — spent many years at Mazda in various capacities, including a stint as chief designer at the North American studio. Here at Hillsborough, he made an interesting presentation on design and aesthetic, focusing on the Academy’s cars. A great many other cars of note were seen and enjoyed, including a pair of OSCA MT4s — from the collections of SCMer John Grossetto and SCMer Phil White, respectively. A 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione from SCMer John Mozart kept the tifosi satisfied, as did numerous 1970s Ferraris and Maseratis, three Panteras, a Mangusta, a class-winning 1965 Iso Grifo, and a ’66 Bizzarrini GT 5300 Strada. Amid all the beauty, brawn and magnificence, a As Aston Martin celebrates 100 years, SCMers Tom and Gwen Price brought a few notable cars A pleasantly warm, chamber-of-commerce day greeted the participants and spectators at the 57th Annual Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance on July 21, 2013, at the lovely Crystal Springs Golf Course in Hillsborough, CA. Located in the hills between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean, the setting was sublime for what the organizers call “the world’s longest continuously running vintage motoring show.” Beyond the attendees, the beneficiaries of this classy event include the 49ers Foundation, which funds multiple youth initiatives, the Hillsborough Schools Foundation, and Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest science and advocacy organization for this disorder. The cars were sorted into 25 groups, and there was a small, high-quality British motorcycle class as well. However, the day’s stars were Aston Martin, in honor of their centennial, and coachbuilder Zagato, now nearly a century old itself. The British firm was well represented, with 12 beautiful cars on the field, including the 1938 Ulsterbodied 2-Liter of Len and Holly Auerbach. Other prominent entries were a 1949 DB2 prototype with Le Mans and Spa period history, a 1952 DB2 drophead, and a 1962 DB4GT Zagato — all from the collection of SCMers Tom and Gwen Price. Additional “Z” cars from the hallowed Milanese design house included SCMers Tom and Laura Gilman’s 1959 Abarth 750 GT, and Shaun McClenahan’s 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport, which won the Chairman’s Award. Numerous Porsche 911s and variants were present to celebrate that icon’s Golden Anniversary, including SCMers Chris and Pat Roman’s class-winning 1973 Carrera RS and SCMer Bruce Canepa’s 1988 959. Also, a large number of Corvettes were on hand to recognize its 60 years of production, including a brand-new 2014 C7 model. Jaguar and Rolls/Bentley also commanded a lot of turf; I especially liked the ’38 Bentley 4¼ Litre of Austin and Barbara Kilburn, which took 3rd in class. The National Automobile Museum in Reno Details Plan ahead: The 58th Hillsborough Concours is scheduled for July 20, 2014 Where: Crystal Springs Golf Course, 6650 Golf Course Drive, Burlingame, CA Cost: Admission is $30. Children younger than 13 are admitted free More: www.hillsboroughconcours.org 48 brought along a 1948 Tucker Torpedo that was flanked near the award dais by a very nice 1965 Aston Martin DB5 and a 1935 Duesenberg SJ from the Academy of Art University collection in Benjamin Solomon accepts the American Pre-War Class Award from a 49ers cheerleader for his 1934 LaSalle convertible coupe Sports Car Market couple of interesting little oddities helped keep things real. I very much enjoyed seeing Matthew Spielberg’s 1967 Toyota Sports 800, a very small and simple car not unlike the Honda S500/S600 — but much less common on these shores. Also ringing the bell for cute, unusual, and rarely seen was the ’59 Panhard Dyna Z16 from the collection of Byron and Mara Brill. Awards were given out three to a class, with several perpetual honors. A highlight reel of the winners included: Best of Show: 1933 Packard 1005, owned by Aaron and Valerie Weiss. Best Aston Martin: A lovely red 1965 DB5 coupe from SCMer Paul Carrubba’s garage. People’s Choice: Frederick Lax’s 1930 Cadillac V16 roadster; and my favorite car of the show and winner of the American Pre-War class, the 1934 LaSalle convertible coupe of Benjamin Solomon. This event receives generous sponsorship from many nearby firms and keeps all its proceeds local. Given the tremendous long-term support by the community, coupled with an excellent and diverse field of cars, it is no wonder the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance has become an institution. There is no doubt it will continue to thrive and enjoy at least another 57 years on the calendar. Be sure to put it on yours. ♦

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Ferrari Profile 1959 Ferrari 250 GT SWB “Competition” Berlinetta Speciale Drag most any crusty Ferrari 250 SWB out of a barn and you’ll have a $4m payday. If it’s a nice, matching-numbers example, add a few million more by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1959–62 Number produced: About 90 steel-bodied cars, 75 alloy-bodied Original list price: $13,500 Current SCM Valuation: $3,200,000– $8,500,000 Tune-up cost: $3,000 Distributor caps: $450 (two required) Chassis #: Left frame member by steering box Engine #: Right rear above motor mount Club: Ferrari Club of America More: www.ferrariclubofamerica.com Alternatives: 1936–38 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante coupe, 1955–56 Alloy-Bodied Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, 1960–63 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder SWB SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 1739GT Engine number: 1739 T he 250 GT SWB was an automobile that could be driven to the racetrack, easily decimate the competition, and then be driven home. Although there were detail differences from car to car, the 250 GT SWB was fundamentally a standardized design. However, that did not stop the demand for custom coachwork. Six chassis utilized custom bodies, with four of those being designed by Pininfarina and the other two built by Carrozzeria Bertone. Offered here is the first Bertone-bodied SWB, chassis number 1739GT. This chassis was graced with a oneoff body that was designed by a 21-year-old Giorgetto Giugiaro. Chassis 1739GT got a variety of unique exterior and interior options that would further distinguish it from other SWB models. Regardless of his youth, it was evident that Giugiaro had an eye for design, and the public’s stunned reaction at the first glimpse of the car at the 1960 Geneva Salon clearly helped improve his stature in the industry. Chassis 1739GT enjoys fascinating provenance, as it was commissioned by Dr. Enrico Wax of Genova, Italy. Dr. Wax was a prominent importer of alcohol into Italy. He was a personal friend of Enzo Ferrari and well-known for ordering special Ferraris for his personal use. Dr. Wax expressed an interest in a special Ferrari during a meeting with Enzo at the factory. The men walked to the Competition Department, where Enzo pointed to the first chassis in a line of just three 250 SWBs. Enzo said that even though this specific chassis was earmarked as a Works team car, it would instead be immediately assigned 52 to Wax’s account. Fitted with a brushed stainless-steel roof, rockers, and front and rear valences, there was no doubt to even those unfamiliar with the marque that this was something special. At the front, a one-off wire mesh grille was constructed, headlights were fitted, and a Ferrari badge that was larger than usual was installed on the hood. To many Ferraristi, this design looks somewhat akin to the later 250 GT/L Lusso. Another interesting detail is the installation of a “clam shell” style hood, which allowed the hood and fenders to be flipped forward to expose the entire engine and front portion of the chassis. The front three-quarter panels on either side of the body were adorned with badges that read “Prototype EW,” proclaiming the uniqueness of this vehicle to all who were unaware. The interior was lavish and adorned with rolled, pleated seats, a unique “pistol grip” gear lever, electric windows, and a full set of fitted luggage. The speedometer and tachometer were placed centrally on the dashboard, directly over the transmission tunnel, which was a design that would help to influence the Lusso. Even in terms of previous special-bodied Ferraris, this interior was undoubtedly the height of automotive elegance at the time. Chassis 1739GT has all the characteristics of a Ferrari Works racing car. It features velocity stacks, an aluminum firewall, a drilled transmission mount, polished leaf springs and solid spring bushings. The intake and exhaust ports of the cylinder heads were ground out and polished. It was also the first Ferrari to be fitted with SNAP exhausts. Perhaps the most notable accessory is the red cam 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Alloy Competizione Lot 164, s/n 1905AGT Condition 1- Sold at $8,140,000 RM Auctions, Phoenix, AZ, 1/18/13 SCM# 215002 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competizione Lot 244, s/n 2209GT Condition 1- Sold at $5,280,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/21/11 SCM# 183095 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Lot 447, s/n 3087GT Condition 1- Sold at $4,510,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/14/08 SCM# 117472 Sports Car Market Michael Furman ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions

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covers, which are similar to those affixed to the 250 Testa Rossa, and this is the only known GT to be equipped as such. The Ferrari 250 GT SWB is considered to be one of the greatest dual-purpose sports racing cars of all time. This example takes the historical significance of the SWB one step further, as it combines one-ofa-kind coachwork with one of the greatest sports car underpinnings of all time and a chassis that was originally intended for competition use. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 136, sold for $7,040,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM’s “Art of the Automobile” auction at Sotheby’s in New York on November 21, 2013. We’ve become so numbed with automobiles sell- ing at $10 million, $20 million and even $50 million, that a $7 million sale hardly elicits a yawn. It seems every major auction has a $5,000,000-plus sale, and big auction weeks produce several of these onceunheard-of prices. Wealthy collectors have been known to buy multiple million-dollar cars in a weekend. There’s hardly a superlative left that hasn’t been used in describing one sale or another, yet there’s an element to the Ferrari 250 SWB market that makes it even more stunning than any of the individual sales. Any SWB is worth millions Drag most any crusty Ferrari 250 SWB out of a barn and you’ll have a $4m payday. If it’s a nice, matching-numbers example, add a few million more. If it happens to be an alloy-body factory-comp car with an important history, you might be able to double the last number. The individual value of a 250 SWB is quite impressive, but it is even more impressive when you factor in how many of these cars were built. The SWB is not a rare one-off or miniscule-production model. There were around 175 of them built. Ferrari 250 SWBs are the most prolific $5m-plus cars on the planet, and the second-place car isn’t even close. The theoretical value of the 250 SWB production run is, at this moment, just shy of a billion dollars. Chalk it up to the cars’ competition history, their beautiful lines or their easy drivability, collectors like 250 SWBs and will pay up to have one. Extraordinary — but not the best RM’s catalog quotes the late Ferrari historian Stan Nowak’s assessment of SWB chas- sis 1739GT as “possibly the one Ferrari that possesses all the criteria to contend for Best in Show at any major international concours, including Pebble Beach — one-off coachwork, influential design, debut at international salon, commissioned by prominent personality, built on special chassis, abundant bright work, impeccable history.” Mr. Nowak was part of the team that assembled the Ralph Lauren collection, and his taste was second to none. However, he missed an important point: You could walk right by 1739GT at Pebble Beach without taking a second look. It is a beautiful car and impressive on inspection, but it just doesn’t have the wow factor to draw spectators from across the field. Indeed, Chassis 1739GT has enjoyed significant concours success, but a Best of Show award is not among them. Seven million dollars is a huge number, and by itself, that makes 1739GT one of the most valuable cars ever built, but as a 250 SWB, it only ranks in the middle of the price pack. The placement of the car in the hierarchy of the SWB world is no slight against it, but it is instead an endorsement on how right Pininfarina got their design. Chassis 1739GT is an impressive and an important car, but as a contributor on Ferrari Chat concisely put it, “It has none of the sportiveness of the SWB and none of the sensuality of the Lusso.” RM offered SWB 1739GT at their 2009 Maranello auction, where it was a no-sale. This time it sold toward the low end of a correct $6,500,000–$8,500,000 estimate. The buyer got a wonderful car, and the seller got the right price. All this said, it’s interesting to note that, in an important Ferrari collection, 1739GT would be a novelty rather than the centerpiece this sales price might suggest. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) February 2014 53

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English Profile 1969 Land Rover Series IIA “Air-Portable” The biggest problem when restoring a Land Rover is the “New Levi’s” effect. Landies are not meant to be shiny by Paul Hardiman Details Years produced: 1968–1972 Number produced: 1,500–2,000 Original list price: N/A Current SCM Valuation: $10,500–$16,000 Tune-up cost: $80 Distributor cap: About $15 Engine #: Stamped vertically at left front of block Chassis #: Plate on dashboard or on side of seat box, and stamped in chassis above right-hand front rear spring hanger Club: Internet Land Rover Club More: www.landroverclub.net Alternatives: 1954–64 Willys CJ-5 Jeep,1951–56 Austin Champ, NATO-spec Land Rover Defender SCM Investment Grade: C Comps 1952 Land Rover Series I 80-inch Lot 257, s/n 36101005 Condition 1Sold at $51,364 Chassis number: 23600812A A lways designed with strength, mechanical simplicity and durability in mind, Land Rovers have often been the vehicles of choice for individuals looking to take a trip on the road less traveled. Over its 65-year history, the company built up a well-respected name by manufacturing the finest off-road vehicles money could buy for both individual and commercial use. As such, they are transport for the armed forces of numerous countries across the globe. They are rugged, robust and reliable, and troops can always trust their Land Rovers to help them complete their mission with zero mechanical issues. This 1969 Series IIA Air-Portable underwent a three-year total restoration, using genuine Land Rover parts, which included a conversion to left-hand drive to make the car easier to drive in its new home in the United States. As Land Rovers of this era are notorious for rust issues, all components prone to rust were replaced with galvanized trim and stainless-steel hardware, including a new steering column and four leaf springs for the suspension. Brake lines, cylinders, and the 2¼-liter petrol engine and transmission were completely rebuilt. Additionally, the original Land Rover chassis was replaced with a Marsland galvanized frame, to ensure that it would not be prone to rust in the future. 54 The results were fantastic, and the car was brought back to as-new — if not better-than-new — condition from when it left the factory. This Land Rover is a must-have item for any collec- tor of military vehicles, as it represents a vehicle built with a specific task in mind, and it bridges the gap between air and ground forces. This vehicle has been restored to absolutely incredible standards and has only accumulated very limited mileage since its restoration. This Land Rover is ready for regular use, but it would certainly revel outside of the concrete jungle, as all Land Rovers do. It is ideal for your next adventure in the air, on the ground, or both. SCM Analysis This Land Rover, Lot 263, sold for $41,250, including buyer’s pre- mium, at RM Auctions’ Hershey, PA, sale on October 11, 2013. It’s the Landie’s 65th birthday, and in its home coun- try there’s been a small bubble of early restored examples fetching big money at auction — topping $50,000 in the shiniest cases, when previously $20k would have been top dollar. Now it looks as though the Series II Landies are catching up. The IIA, launched in 1962, is the “classic” Landie, as 1966 Land Rover Series IIA 88-inch Lot 22, s/n 24126895C Condition 3+ Sold at $16,168 Brightwells, Herefordshire, U.K., 12/28/12 SCM# 214706 Sports Car Market Silverstone Auctions, Warwickshire, U.K., 2/23/13 SCM# 215527 1950 Land Rover Series I 81-inch prototype Lot 306, s/n RO6104618 Condition 2+ Sold at $75,808 Bonhams, Brooklands, U.K., 12/3/12 SCM# 214497 Jeff Yardis ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions

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it is considered the most rugged and reliable model of all the Series (pre-Defender) Land Rovers. It is easily identifiable by its inset lights shared with the SI and SII — but with the new 2¼-liter petrol or diesel engine (the two varieties share major components) under its hood. Late IIAs pre-dated the SIIIs (1971) in having their headlights moved outboard to the fenders from 1969. Made to drop from the sky The Air-Portable Lightweight is an interesting animal. Along with its angular looks, it’s four inches narrower than a regular Landie, so it would fit on to the pallets pushed out of the back of a C-130 Hercules airplane or dangled from a helicopter. Land Rover bodies were already aluminum, but for the Air-Portable many components were changed to light alloy to reduce weight, as it needed to be under 2,500 pounds, which was the lift capacity of the British Ministry of Defense’s then-new Westland Wessex helicopter. The width reduction was accomplished by redesigning the axles and fitting shorter half shafts. The result was the Land Rover Half-Ton, known widely as the Lightweight or Air-Portable. However, this “lightweight” tipped the scales at 2,650 pounds, more than a standard Land Rover. But with its detachable body panels (doors, tailgate and tilt top) removed, it was below the limit, and the British military accepted it for use. Eventually, improvements to the helicopters meant they could lift more anyhow. The first production models were completed on November 11, 1968, and the run continued until 1984. This is the 2,286-cc (or 2¼-liter ) petrol version. This was the new-for-SII overhead-valve engine, which replaced the ancient inlet-over-exhaust engine derived from those used in Rover road cars. Time to get it dirty The biggest problem when restoring a Land Rover is the “New Levi’s” effect. Landies are not meant to be shiny, and like a new pair of Levi’s jeans, they need breaking in. I reckon they don’t look right until they’ve collected some dirt and at least one wrinkle in the body. Our subject Landie, as the catalog mentions, was recently restored to “better than as-new” condition. Pleasingly, whoever restored it hasn’t gone too far over the top, as they used only slightly too-glossy finishes and tires just a little too big. It’s non-original in two major respects, although that doesn’t appear to have knocked the value too much. First, the new chassis is about the only practical answer when the original rots (the aluminum body will not have corroded very much), but it has been converted to lefthand drive, where right-hand drive on a vehicle this narrow and open surely cannot be an issue. Second — and less critical, the tires look a bit too modern. They are of a pattern NATO currently uses on their new coilsprung Landies, but more period-looking treads are readily available. In its favor, this one isn’t lumbered with the 24-volt electrics, screened ignition systems or 90-amp dynamo fitted to some of them. This should make our subject Landie easier to live with. This is a perfect, pristine Landie with which to play war games. The odometer and trip meter show 35 miles, which is all it has covered since rebuild. Value-wise, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t differ from any other early Landie, although Series IIs and IIAs have yet to approach the money commanded by early Series 1s and prototypes. This is the most expensive IIA yet. So did the owner restore this to sell — in which case it’s hard to see where there’s any upside after his costs — or did plans change? Either way, even at this so-far top-dollar price, someone’s got a bit of a deal, as it’s always cheaper to buy a project in which someone’s already poured the money than to start from scratch. I just hope the new owner doesn’t decide that it’s too nice to knock off some of that shine by taking it off-road; which, of course, is what Landies do best. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) February 2014 55

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1973 Maserati Bora 4.9 Coupe To my eye, the muscularity of the Bora is in perfect keeping with its dynamic character by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1971–80 Number produced: 571 Original list price: $26,900 Current SCM Valuation: $43,000–$82,000 Tune-up cost: $1,750 Chassis #: Engine compartment on firewall Engine #: Stamped on side of block Club: Maserati Club International More: www.maseratinet.com Alternatives: 1974–76 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB, 1977 Lamborghini Countach LP400, 1971–74 DeTomaso Pantera SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: AM117495744 T he highlight of the 1971 Geneva Salon was undoubtedly the sensational new Maserati Bora. With the Bora’s introduction, the great Modenese manufacturer followed other supercar construc- tors in going mid-engined, while at the same time abandoning its traditional tubular chassis technology in favor of unitary construction. Named after an Adriatic wind, the Bora was the work of Giorgetto Giugiaro’s Ital Design, at least as far as its bodyshell was concerned. The mid-mounted engine was Maserati’s familiar 4-cam V8 in 4.7-liter form, the 5-speed transaxle came from ZF and the allindependent double-wishbone suspension was penned by Giulio Alfieri, co-designer of the legendary 250F Formula 1 car. One of the first new-generation models to appear fol- lowing Maserati’s acquisition by Citroën, the Bora used the latter’s hydraulic technology to adjust seats and pedals, raise the headlamps and operate the excellent powerassisted brakes. A slippery shape plus 310 horsepower made for a very fast car — top speed was around 258 km/h (160 mph) — and the Bora had acceleration and handling to match. From around 1973, a 4.9-liter version became available, boasting an extra 20 horsepower and commensurately improved performance. By January 1976, Maserati’s management apparently had discussed shelving the Bora but decided to continue. Only some 25 Boras were made that year, and the total produced from 1971 to 1978 was only 571 cars. The type was finally phased out in 1979. 56 The Bora was a stunning supercar by any standards, both then and now. According to Maserati Classiche, this 4.9-liter example was built in June 1973 and finished in Argento Auteuil with red leather interior. In the same month, it was sold through the Maserati importer in the United States. At some time the car returned to its native Italy. In January 2013, it underwent a thorough service at official Maserati specialists Candini of Modena. Work undertaken included overhauling the pop-up headlight mechanism, water pump, steering box and air conditioning system, including filling it with modern R134 gas, together with cleaning the carburetors and more mundane service items. Components renewed include the front brake discs, front shock absorbers and front wheel bearings. The car has also clearly benefited from a recent high- quality respray, while the original leather interior is still in very good condition throughout. Offered with Italian registration documents for export, the car is now fitted with a km/h speedometer and correct European specification exhaust system and bumpers. SCM Analysis This car sold for €92,000 ($124,218*) , including buyer’s pre- mium, at Bonhams’ “The Zoute Sale” in Knokke-Heist, Belgium, on October 11, 2013. Both Maserati and Ferrari went hesitantly into the world of mid-engine cars — lagging far behind the 1966 launch of the Lamborghini Miura. Eventually, Maserati Sports Car Market 1974 Maserati Bora 4.9 Lot S90, s/n AM1177US1028 Condition 2+ Sold at $98,050 Mecum Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/21/11 SCM# 183996 1973 Maserati Bora 4.9 Lot 64, s/n AM11749564 Condition 2+ Sold at $77,000 Worldwide, Montgomery, TX, 5/4/13 SCM# 215955 1974 Maserati Bora 4.9 Lot S99, s/n AM11749V5682 Condition 3 Sold at $43,460 Mecum Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/21/11 SCM# 183918 Daniele Turetta, courtesy of Bonhams

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not only led Ferrari into the fray by two years, but did it with both feet in the pool. Maserati’s car wouldn’t be like Ferrari’s Dino — a sub-brand with a small engine. No sir, the company’s star GT, the successor of the acclaimed Ghibli, would be a mid-engine standard bearer. And while no one would say it equaled the pure beauty of the Ghibli, the Bora was a stunning statement of brawn and power in a thoroughly modern shape. In fact, the Bora was somewhat of a departure for Maserati in visual character. Before the Bora, Maserati’s design aesthetic trended towards the elegant, almost delicate, in feel. The Bora was quite something else. and a return to the earlier feeling would be seen in its successor, the Khamsin. To my eye, the muscularity of the Bora is in perfect keeping with its dynamic character. I think the Khamsin is a terrific car, but it somehow feels heavier than its looks promise. Citroën phobia Foremost in the minds of many when the Bora and its little sister, the Merak, are mentioned, is Citroën. The fear and loathing that accompany the idea that an Italian luxury GT would contain Gallic mad wizardry in its components is enough to send them screaming from the garage. I’ll repeat this yet again: There’s no call for such concern. The most important component from across the Alps is the hydraulic servo braking system. Until you’ve used it, don’t knock it, and once you have, any other system will likely seem positively Fred Flintstone in comparison. As for maintenance, if you’re not doing regular and proper upkeep of a 160-mph GT, then you shouldn’t own one. Once properly set up, the hydraulics offer no challenge. A fast, comfortable tourer The Bora is a brilliant, fast and comfortable touring car, excellent for long trips and docile in around-town puttering. The ride is excellent, and the long one-piece seats are unusual in having no back-rest adjustment. They can be raised or lowered and provide superb comfort. Once you’ve experienced their thigh support, you’ll wonder why they’ve never been repeated. The Bora is no track-day car. It’s fast, but it’s also a bit heavy, thanks to a robust build quality and what may be the best cabin sound and heat insulation in a midengine car until the Acura NSX came along. The car’s weight works to give the driver a certain amount of confidence on the road, as the Bora never feels floaty at speed, but it doesn’t get in the way of responsive handling. A small cavil might be the slightly notchy and longish throw in the ZF gearbox. Owners also enjoy the access to the engine the Bora offers, more generous than many mid-engine layouts, and the trunk space is more than adequate for the longdistance travel the car encourages. As is often the case with Maseratis, the subtle sophistication of the styling is lost on a large part of the market. This is especially true for the Bora, as many seeking mid-engine GT cars want them to be a bit more flashy and dramatic than Giugiaro’s quiet-but-strong form. However, as in other segments of the market, a slow awakening to the dynamic qualities of the Bora has been pushing prices upwards. On the rise Current asking prices for Boras in the U.K. and Europe run a rather large range from $81,000 to $176,000. At the time of writing, I could not locate any for sale in the United States. Interestingly, several of the cars offered abroad had originally been delivered Stateside. This example is one such car. From the catalog images, this Bora appeared to be quite tidy, with good shut lines and smooth panel fit. The interior was very clean, with what appeared to be original seats nicely broken in, and moderately worn carpets. The silver and red color scheme is classic and suits the Bora quite well. That it sold for nearly 50% more than the upper range in the SCM Price Guide seems out of line for a refurbished car. However, considering it in the mid- range of the current asking prices for Boras puts it into a different context altogether. A question that remains is whether prices such as these are achievable in the United States. Time will tell, but without a doubt the Bora is an- other of the perennially undervalued Maseratis that are being discovered. This car may have been well sold for October 2013, but it will likely be a bargain by March 2014. *The note on the price in U.S. dollars is for the vari- ance in the posted results. Bonhams used $1.36/€1.00; our posted SCM number is at $1.35/€1.00. The posted rate for October 11, 2013, was $1.355/€1.00, so choose your conversion as you will. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) February 2014 57

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Etceterini & Friends Profile The Cumberford Perspective A modern oxymoron — a practical supercar By Robert Cumberford 2 I 1 ’ve never quite understood why Maserati’s Bora was not a lot more successful. mid-engine It was certainly the most usable and practical of supercars, with excellent entry conditions, effective sound and heat isolation, plenty of cabin room, luggage space, and performance. Perhaps it was because Giugiaro’s styling was only very good and neither shocking nor 6 extreme. Perhaps it was because the engine was so easily controllable that raucous raw performance was not on the menu — only a smoothly superior thrust forward. Perhaps Citroën hydraulics some potential 3 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 Practicality reigns from frightened owners, although in practice they are excellent and troublefree — in France, at least. I believe this is the supercar to own and use often. There is, of course, the perpetual mid-engine visibility problem; it’s difficult-to-impossible to see out the back of most of them. The Bora’s engine — like the small-block Chevy, a relic of the mid1950s — is a tall lump with carburetors and air cleaners stacked above it, and adding a lot of sounddeadening increased harmonious its height. It is to Italdesign’s credit that the whole is clean, and relatively aerodynamic, although I’d expect that wide, flat roof to generate quite a lot of lift by 150 mph. That doesn’t matter. To me, this is one of the great cars, something worthy of aspirations of ownership. ♦ 11 58 12 Sports Car Market stem to stern. A very large lid gives easy access to a spacious trunk, a rarity with mid-engine supercars. 2 Pop-up headlamps are all very well for aerodynamics, but lack of lamps for flashing slow traffic is a serious handicap on a very fast car. 3 More practicality. The entire perimeter is protected from carelessly opened doors in parking lots. 4 The mere idea of hubcaps on a supercar is whimsically charming. But these inverted cones are really beautiful — and much easier to keep clean than multiple lug nuts. 5 The bottom of the door is really low, making it easy for a skirted passenger or driver to enter and exit gracefully and modestly. 6 The front fender peak line persists along the bottom of the side glass, up this kink, finally dying at the sill rail atop the B-pillar. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 The textured stainless-steel top is not perceptible in these views, but it was a striking design element, especially on darker-colored cars. 8 This carpeted and wellinsulated engine cover, along 7 4 5 with the double-pane transverse window just behind the seats, left occupants a tranquil cabin. 9 There’s a great deal of heavy glass in the rear of the body, but all the same, rearward visibility is dismal at best. 10 Dr. Kamm’s concept taken to an extreme: The rear is just sliced off, then the nominal vertical surfaces moved slightly forward to leave a frame for the lamps. 11 Rear protection is excellent, as the bumper strike face is on the rearmost surface of the Bora. And it looks good, too. 8 9 12 The beauty of Giugiaro’s work is seen in these cut lines that define the pure, belt-free sides of the car. This is the pinnacle of surface simplification from his Mangusta-Golf I period. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) The panache-free interior is inelegantly matter-offact — but effective. Seats can rise and fall but not move longitudinally, as the steering wheel and pedal assembly come to the driver hydraulically. Radio left of the steering column is an odd solution rarely seen — and for good reason. 10

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German Profile Column Author 1980 Porsche 911SC For years an unloved and uncollected 911 — but is that changing? by Prescott Kelly Details Years produced: 911SC 1978–83 Number produced: 9,874 in 1980; total SC production was 64,763 Original list price: $27,700 Current SCM Valuation: $18,000–$21,000 Tune-up cost: $1,200 to $1,500, including valve adjustment Chassis #: Inner left front fender aluminum plate; stamping above fuel tank Engine #: Under fan on right-side upright Club: Porsche Club of America More: www.pca.org Alternatives: 1977–79 Ferrari 308 GTB, 1980 Corvette L82, 1978–82 BMW 633 SCM Investment Grade: C Comps 1983 Porsche 911SC Lot S150, s/n WA0AA0913DS120849 Condition 3- Not sold at $22,000 Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 4/6/13 SCM# 215950 Chassis number: 91A0142818 T his is a gorgeous 1980 Porsche 911SC coupe that runs and drives beautifully. This car features a very desirable color combination of ivory with brown leather. Well-optioned, with a factory power sunroof, original chrome wheels, air conditioning, 5-speed transmission and AM/FM/CD player. This is a one-owner, rust-free California car, and it still retains its original California blue plates. With only 15,000 original miles, this car is a very rare find. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 92.1, sold for $35,750, including buyer’s premium, at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction on September 26, 2013. People have asked how far out of bounds that price was for a car that commentators tag as their recommended “budget 911.” Although it certainly was high for this example, the price achieved here need not be out of bounds. Sunny days for SCs and their Carrera 3.2 successors are arriving. Porsche fans reacted very favorably when the 911SC debuted in the fall of 1977. It was patterned directly after the European-only, limited-production Carrera 3.0 from 1976–77. The new car benefited from replacing the 60 often — and justifiably — maligned 1974–77 model with its emissions-strangled 2.7-liter CIS engine. Porsche enthusiasts were ready for improvements. The primary benefit was an improved 2,994-cc en- gine, still in the flat boxer 6-cylinder layout used since the 911’s birth — but now with 180 horsepower. That rating improved to 188 hp in 1978 and to 204 hp in 1981 — thanks to a bump in the compression ratio from 8.6:1 to 9.8:1. For strength, both the engine case and the gearbox housing were switched from magnesium to aluminum. In 1980, the Turbo radiator-style oil cooler was used on all 911s for the first time. One body for 16 years The G-Series body had been introduced in 1974 to accommodate federally mandated 5-mph impact bumpers. It became known as the “high-bumper” or “shorthood” 911. The G-Series body was carried forward to the SC — and then to the 3.2-liter Carrera of 1984–89. All told, it lasted for 16 model years. Along the way, the 911 began to look dated, and sales suffered. From an all-time high (to that point) of 15,438 units in 1973, sales declined to 8,189 in 1975, bounced back, then declined 1981 Porsche 911SC Lot 153, s/n WPOZZZ91ZBS102051 Condition 2Sold at $29,885 Silverstone, Birmingham, U.K., 11/17/12 SCM# 214629 1983 Porsche 911SC Lot 533, s/n WP0EA0911DS170568 Condition 4+ Sold at $10,800 Branson, Branson, MO, 4/20/12 SCM# 201407 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

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again to as low as 8,698 in the middle of the SC’s run. Starting in 1976, Porsche hot-dipped their bodies in zinc chromate for rust protec- tion, which was a meaningful — but not foolproof — step forward. Porsche introduced a six-year rust warranty for the pan and chassis, extended in 1981 to seven years and to all of the body. Ergonomics, comfort and convenience were also steadily improved. Automatic heating controls, standard electric power windows, improved center console and headlight cleaners were among the added features. At introduction in 1978, Porsche widened the SC’s rear fenders to accommodate seven-inch-wide rear wheels, again taken from the limited-production Carrera 3.0. In 1980, the model added optional 16-inch road wheels. In 1982, the all-black, powdercoated wheel centers were introduced, along with optional Turbo front spoiler and rear wing. The convertible returns In 1983, enthusiasts cheered when Porsche reintroduced a convertible to the model lineup. Porsche hadn’t built a convertible since the 356 expired with the 1965 model year. The 356 cabriolet was belatedly replaced in 1967 with the Targa, first with a soft zip-out rear window, then in 1969 with the much more common glass rear window. Porsche prided itself on the safety and comfort provided by the Targa versus a traditional convertible. However, customer research continued to show strong buyer interest in a true convertible, and as Porsche stretched to build sales volume, the convertible returned. When the Carrera 3.2-liter SC replaced the SC in 1984, Porsche persevered with steady small improvements. Still, the long life of the G-Series body made the 911 look bland. Then 1990 arrived, and the 911 body style began to change. A dated, collector-proof car — until now Starting with the 964 in 1990, 911s had modern-looking body-colored bumpers, then the tautly sculpted body of 1995’s 993, and lastly, the larger, muscular 997 in 2005. And yes, I purposely ignored the largely forgettable 996 design of 1990–94. During this progression of mostly attractive and modernized styling, the 1974–89 body style looked dated. It also was devoid of the nostalgic appeal of the low-bumper body of the original 1963–73 911s. The SCs and Carrera 3.2s went unloved for a long time. Excepting some special models, such as the 1989 Speedsters, various Anniversary editions, and Turbo-Looks (see the August 2013 German Profile, p. 64), the high-bumper 911 went unloved and uncollected. This situation began to change a few years ago, when the G-body-style cars became old enough to look nostalgic. After all, there were people who grew up in that era lusting after Porsches of the day. Those teenagers are now 35 to 52 years old and, voila, they are collecting cars. Some of them want the 911 of their teenage dreams. We also know of big-time collectors who see a place in their collections for these 911s, especially the scarce special editions and Turbos. A fair price indicative of a moving market At Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction, our subject car sold for $35,750, despite this auction not being especially Porsche-friendly — only two Porsches in more than 800 lots. Despite the car showing only 15,052 miles, SCM’s Dan Grunwald (January 2014, p. 78) reported that it was fully repainted, with obvious flaws in the paint and interior. This SC also carried a boring color — ivory. The car had updated (thus operational) air conditioning, fog lights, and tinted glass — presumably film — all around. The black rubber and plastic trim looked decent, not so the weatherstripping. The non-stock chrome finish on the Fuchs alloy wheels and an engine compartment that needed detailing were additional drawbacks. Hopefully, it already had the updated Carrera 3.2 camchain tensioners. At almost $36,000, I think this SC was well sold. However, SCs and Carrera 3.2s will continue to appreciate, especially in prime condition and in interesting colors (not to include Guards Red). Why? Because the only older, more nostalgic alternatives, the low-bumper 1963–73 911s, are sprinting out of sight. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Barrett-Jackson.) A Buyer’s Guide to a High-Bumper 911: 2.7CIS, SC, and Carrera 3.2 At the top of this Darwinian progression are cars that were not initially imported to the United States. Once these cars became 25 years old, you could airmail the NHTSA regulations to your favorite senator, and import rare Porsches with impunity. My favorites are the 1974–76 “Euro Carreras,” typical G-body cars with the bad-boy 911 RS 911/83 mechanical-fuel-injection 210-horsepower engine from 1973 carried forward. Sure, the G-bodied car is a little heavier than a 1973 Carrera, but it’s a fine “poor boy’s RS.” There were 1,456 built in 1974, 712 in 1975, and 155 in 1976. They are about $125,000$150,000 now — more in great pastel period colors — and 75% less than the 1973 real deal. The 1989 Speedsters are already fully collectible, and thus perhaps beyond our purview. The 640 imported into America are all wide-body “Turbo-Looks” with Turbo suspension and brakes. But there were 1,464 sold overseas, including 171 “narrow-bodies” that typically attract premium prices. The Rest of World cars are freely importable in 2014. The line forms to the left. Next up are the 1985–89 M491 “Turbo Look” coupes and cabriolets that we fully reviewed in the August 2013 issue of SCM. Like the 1989 Speedsters, these cars have wide Turbo flare fenders, Turbo suspensions, and Turbo four-pot brakes. 1987 and February 2014 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 later cars also have the updated and beefier Getrag “G50” gearbox. That’s the hot spot. The M637 Club Sports of 1987–89 are not very distinguished 911s, but they are rare, especially in the U.S., where their lack of differentiation led to only 28 being sold. Worldwide the number was 340, and now that they can be easily imported, they are coming to the United States to roost. In this era there were also a couple of Marketing Department “trim specials,” the Diamond Blue Metallic Ferry Porsche Signature Edition, and the silver and black Anniversary Editions, 120 strong in each color. They are distinctive, but I think not worth the premiums they sometimes draw. Fairly priced, they make a fine, different-looking 911. The sweet spot of desirability and affordability has to be the standard 1987–89 Carrera 3.2s with G50 gearboxes, especially examples with low mileage, original paint, and/or in unusual colors. Immediately behind are 1984–86 Carreras, the first models to benefit from the hydraulic cam-chain tensioners, eliminating a key source of engine failure. The 1980 911SC M439 Weissach Edition was a trim special only, available in two distinctive colors, Pongee Gray Metallic (Champagne) and Black Metallic. They came equipped with the usually optional Turbo spoiler and tail. Four hundred and six of these cars were sold, only in North America. I personally love the Pongee Gray Metallic cars with the Doric Gray interiors. As Porsche Club’s Caren Cooper, says, “Woo-wee. Looking good.” Next up would be the 1981–83 SCs, where you get the first standard production 911 engines with over 200 horsepower, and many noteworthy refinements. Earlier SCs fill in the roster just below their later brothers. Finally, among the 1974–77 CIS cars, the 1975 Silver Anniversary Edition is a possible collectible. Some few people are hunting for unusual colors in these models, still better with funky interiors. I saw a very clean, low-mileage, original-paint yellow 1975 CIS American-issue 911 sell for over $100,000 at Essen’s Techno Classica last April. “Woo-wee” indeed. ♦ — Prescott Kelly 61

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American Profile 1912 Stutz Model A Bear Cat Stutz authorities have determined that this car is an original and authentic Bear Cat that was most likely privately raced by Carl Bomstead Details Years produced: 1912–24 Number produced: 266 (in 1912) Original cost: $2,000 Current SCM Valuation: $600,000– $900,000 Tune-up cost: $1,500 Chassis #: N/A Engine #: N/A Club: STuTZ Club More: stutzclub.com Alternatives: 1912 Simplex Model 75 Runabout, 1912 Mercer Raceabout, 1925 Miller 122 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1914 Stutz Bearcat Lot 45, s/n 2177 Condition 3 Sold at $1,375,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/13/08 SCM# 117598 Chassis number: A730 and fellow veterans of the early automobile industry, and they knew Stutz’s genius. The car that he built under his own name averaged 62.375 mph for 500 miles in that first running of the Indianapolis 500, running with only minimal mechanical adjustment and 13 pit stops, with 11 of them for tire changes. Although the Stutz car did not win the race, its durable performance was considered outstanding for a first independent production effort. Stutz took advantage of the notice, promoting his car as “The Car That Made Good In a Day.” The production version of that car was the machine B offered here: the Model A Bear Cat of 1912. This year only, the factory spelled Bear Cat with two words. A Wisconsin-built mill — that Stutz historian Raymond Katzell referred to as “of appropriate size, that had already accumulated a splendid record for stamina and performance in racing” — powered the car. Harry Stutz’s mechanical brilliance increased the engine’s performance to an estimated 60 horsepower, which was fed to the rear wheels through a transaxle — a technological advancement some five decades ahead of its time. When installed on a 120-inch wheelbase chassis with the Bear Cat’s barely-there bodywork — just 62 y any standard, Harry C. Stutz was an unlikely artist. Perhaps a few in the stands at Indianapolis in 1911 saw Stutz’s creation coming, but they were in the minority, as they were engineers seats and tanks — the Wisconsin T-head four resulted in superb speed from an already extremely lightweight, performance-designed chassis. Combined with the very early engine number, this lends credence to the belief that this is one of the earliest Bear Cats built — if not a prototype. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 133, sold for $770,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM’s “Art of the Automobile” sale on November 21, 2013, at Sotheby’s New York headquarters. Harry Clayton Stutz was a remarkable engineer. In 1897, at the age of 21, he built his first car, named “Old Hickory,” and an ad in the November 1902 issue of Cycle and Automobile Trade showed a 1-cylinder engine that he developed. Stutz was exposed to the tire industry while employed at U.S. Tire Company, and he joined the Schebler Carburetor Company, where he brought together Wheeler and Schebler, who formed the WheelerSchebler Carburetor Company. Stutz designed a 4-cylinder car for the American Motor Car Company, and he was the chief engineer and factory manager for the Marion Motor Car Company. In 1910, he formed Stutz Auto Parts Company to sell the transaxles that he had designed and patented in 1909. He had yet to reach his 35th birthday. Sports Car Market 1915 Stutz Bearcat Lot 234, s/n 4F2658 Condition 2+ Sold at $368,500 RM Auctions, Rochester, MI, 8/5/06 SCM# 42406 1916 Stutz Bearcat Lot 137, s/n 4C4127 Condition 1Sold at $169,400 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/16/02 SCM# 28828 Michael Furman ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions

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The first Indy 500 Even with all this on his plate, Stutz was working on the design for a new automobile. During his tenure at Marion, he realized there was no better way to promote an automobile’s potential than through competitive racing. As the plans for his new car were coming together, he learned that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was to hold a 500-mile race on Decoration Day — now known as Memorial Day — 1911. Stutz decided this would be the perfect venue to launch his new automobile, even though the race was but five weeks away. A small crew worked around the clock on the car. With little time to spare, Stutz drove the finished product off the assembly line. Untested and untried, the car was entered in the race under the name of the Stutz Auto Parts Company with #10 on the side, and it finished a most respectable 11th place. Thus, the phrase “The Car That Made Good in a Day” was coined. The success at Indy provided the impetus for a new car that would offer performance and reliability for less than $2,000. The Ideal Motor Car Company was formed with Harry Stutz as chief designer, although he became president when the firm was reorganized in June 1912. In addition to 4- and 5-passenger cars, Ideal produced a duplicate of the Indianapolis 500 car. The 2-passenger speedster was added to the Model A line in 1912 as the Bear Cat, the only year it would be two words. Stutz established dealerships throughout the country, with Walter Brown responsible for sales and racing activities west of the Mississippi. Board-track racing was very popular in the American West, with tracks as far north as Tacoma, WA. It is well documented that the Stutz Bear Cat was an active participant. Early or late, it’s original The spectacular RM catalog stated that the car offered had been discovered in California in 1949 and was one of the earliest built — if not a prototype. The range of engine numbers for 1912 was between A104 to 1037, so A730 would indicate it was later in the year’s production. However, a letter from the Wisconsin Engine Company that was included with the car states that A730 was built for Stutz in late 1910. Stutz authorities have determined that this car is an original and authentic Bear Cat that was most likely privately raced. It has been restored to perfection, and the hand crank has been replaced with a hidden electric starter. Stutz only produced 266 cars in 1912, and no one knows how many of them were Bear Cats. This example is highly documented, and there is no doubt that it is original and authentic. There are, however, no documented sales of other early Bear Cats. Gooding & Company sold a 1914 Bearcat at their 2008 Pebble Beach sale for $1,375,000. Mecum sold a 1912 Mercer Raceabout that had been converted from a Runabout for $656,250 at their Monterey 2011 sale. In the rarified air of RM’s “Art of the Automobile” sale, most offerings went for a substantial premium, but this Bear Cat seems to have slipped through the cracks. Looks well bought from here. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) February 2014 63

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Race Car Profile 1964 Ferrari 250 LM This is a better, faster car than the 250 GTO — but it will never catch it in the value race by Thor Thorson Details Years produced: 1964–65 Number produced: 32 Original list price: $17,000 Current SCM Valuation: $5m–$6.5m Cost per hour to race: $2,500 Chassis #: Welded tag on right rear frame tube Engine #: Right rear of block on side Club: Ferrari Owners Club More: www.ferrariownersclub.com Alternatives: 1964–69 Ford GT40, 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona coupe, 1969–71 Porsche 917K Comps Chassis number: 6107 A s Marcel Massini, the pre-eminent Ferrari historian declared, “Ferrari’s 250 LM is one of the most spectacular mid-engined sports cars ever built — a true competition race car rarer than the legendary 250 GTO, and the last Ferrari to win the grueling 24-hour race at Le Mans.” Chassis number 6107 is the 24th car of only 32 Ferrari 250 LM examples produced, and it is particularly special because its first owner did not have racing in mind when he acquired the car. In fact, the car was used exclusively as a road car and enjoyed as such on open California roads! Steven Earle, of Santa Barbara, CA, is well known within the vintage-racing community as the founder and longtime organizer of the Monterey Historic Automobile Races. Earle ordered this car during the early summer of 1964 through Rezzaghi Motors in San Francisco, CA. The factory completed the chassis on July 23, 1964, with the body being eventually finished in Rosso Cina paint (a deep shade of red) and equipped with the LM’s standard spartan road-car amenities, including blue corduroy cloth upholstery. Following completion, 6107 was shipped to San Francisco directly by air, and it was delivered to Mr. Earle in November 1964. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 141, sold for $14,300,000, including buyer’s pre- mium, at RM and Sotheby’s “Art of the Automobile” auction at Sotheby’s New York on November 21, 2013. Technological advance is inevitable. A newer car is always, by definition, better than what it replaces, but in the subjective areas of soul, joy, and fun, the truism 64 “something’s gained, but something’s lost” can apply far too clearly. Take the Ferrari 250 LM: It was designed, built, and sold as the true successor to the 250 GTO, and it is by almost any objective criteria a better car — it’s certainly a whole chunk faster — but it never has and never will even approach the desirability of the cars that came before. Let’s consider why. Mid-engined cars race onto the scene The mid-engined revolution in racing-car design was started rather by accident by Cooper in the mid-1950s: The tiny little formula racers that a normal Englishman could afford in those days used motorcycle engine/ transmission units, and there was no way to put them in the front and still steer, so they got put behind the driver. It turned out to be a wonderful solution, so as Cooper became successful and started building larger and more serious cars, it seemed appropriate to stay with the midengined concept (not exclusively, by the way; Cooper built many front-engined racers in the early days). By the end of the 1950s, the writing was more than on the wall — it was flashing neon. The future of the racing automobile was a mid-engined design. By 1961, even that most famously conservative of racing-car manufacturers — Ferrari — had committed to mid-engined racers, although only Formula cars to start. This was the era of 1.5-liter Formula One, so the cars were light little things that ran on smooth courses and thus didn’t have to deal with the chassis dynamics that sports racing cars with larger engines and more weight imposed. Ferrari proceeded carefully with the 246SP, basically 1965 Ferrari 250 LM Lot 249, s/n 6173LM Condition 2 Sold at $2,310,000 RM Auctions, Amelia Island, FL, 3/10/00 SCM# 18038 1964 Ferrari 250 LM Lot 257, s/n 6173 Condition 2+ Sold at $3,617,020 RM Auctions, London, 10/28/08 SCM# 118525 1964 Ferrari 250 LM Sports Lot 339A, s/n 5845 Condition 2 Sold at $6,979,225 RM Auctions Maranello, ITA, 5/18/08 SCM# 116810 Sports Car Market Michael Furman ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions

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a widened Formula One chassis with a 2.4-liter engine, and over the next few years refined the concept — eventually stretching a 6-cylinder chassis by about four inches to make room for the V12 Testa Rossa engine. Ferrari introduced this new car as the Ferrari 250 P in the spring of 1963. The 250 P was immediately successful, combining the horsepower and reliability of the Testa Rossa V12 with the centralized weight distribution and much more efficient frontal profile and aerodynamics that the midengined layout allowed. It was, however, a prototype racer, sort of by definition a very limited-production factory team car to challenge for the championship. Hello, LM The Ford-Ferrari wars were just coming to the serious stages. The 1963 GTO had proven to be a formidable weapon against Ford’s Cobras, but it was starting to show its age, and Ford was introducing their mid-engined GT40 for the Grand Touring championship. Ferrari needed something to up their game if they expected to stay in front. The logical answer: Put a roof on the 250 P, install a bigger engine, and convince the FIA that it was in fact a “production” GT car (50-car minimum production). Enter the 250 LM, which was named 250 in spite of having a 275 engine in hopes of convincing the FIA that it was merely a development of the GTO line (the 1964 GTOs carried the same roof line as the LM in another attempt to maintain visual continuity). Having been badly burned with the “GT Omologato” (homologated) GTO — 36 produced vs. 50 needed by the rules — the FIA was having none of it, and the LM ended up running in Prototype GT instead of Grand Touring, but it was welcome to run, and that is what mattered. The 250 LM proved to be very successful over the next several years. It was a worthy successor to the GTO, not least because there were a lot of good ones on race grids. Unlike a “factory team” P car, if you had the money you could go buy one. They built 32 of them, and a few even masqueraded as street cars. Rat racing in Southern California A young Steve Earle plunked down $17,000 and bought our subject car with no thought of actually racing it. Saying that he — and subsequent owner Chris Cord — used it as a street car is a bit misleading. The car never went to the grocery store. Instead, it got used for rat racing in Los Angeles — down Sunset Boulevard (those were the days) and over Mulholland Drive. The car also scorched roads to Willow Springs and blistered the Nevada back roads of a far simpler time. A few thousand miles over two years isn’t what most of us think of as street use. Although he had a fabulous time, even Steve doesn’t claim that the LM was a com- fortable or easy car for road use, and it was certainly nothing as nice as the TRs and GTOs he had the pleasure of “street driving” over the years. The driver is set well forward with his feet squeezed to the center to stay inside the front wheelwells, so you sit at an angle. With the engine between your shoulder blades and a straight-cut 5-speed dog box howling, the LM feels much tighter and noisier inside than the earlier cars, and the multi-plate clutch is a disaster if you need to slip it at all. The suspension is pure racing car, with zero-com- pliance heim joints rather than rubber-bushed pickups, and the settings are appropriate for flat-out on a smooth track rather than the occasional real world whoopdies and pavement joints of even good public roads. Better, but less desirable In short, even though the 250 LM is the legitimate successor to the Testa Rossas and GTOs that preceded it, it is a vastly different and — from the standpoint of a contemporary collector/user — far less desirable option than its predecessors. Michael Sheehan’s observation about the driving experience is that while a TR or GTO can make a mediocre driver look and feel like a great one, the LM makes a great driver look very busy and a mediocre one look embarrassed. Somewhere deep in their souls, the TRs and GTOs retain a comfort and drivability that reflect the idea that they were built as open-road racers, while the LM came at a different time. Road and track diverged forever somewhere in the early ’60s, and the LM is really only comfortable and happy being driven flat out on a closed circuit. This divergence is reflected in market values that seem to peak with the GTO — the last and most advanced arguably streetable racing Ferrari — with the Testa Rossas climbing in value from the earliest ones through the later versions that bookended the series. The mid-engined cars — single-purpose track weap- ons that they are — struggle to carry more than half the value assigned to the more streetable GTO and Testa Rossa. With GTOs apparently now commanding close to $50 million, and TRs somewhere a bit under half that (if any were for sale), it seems to me that the LM should sit somewhere about half the TRs to a bit less. Our subject car is an excellent and relatively original car with few stories, but it has very little of the competition provenance that is required for truly top-market value. All in all, I think that — were I able to choose — I’d be happier to have been the seller of this car than the buyer. I’d say it was well sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) February 2014 65

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Market Reports Overview Perfectly Restored or Perfectly Original? Totals at Bonhams’ “Preserving the Automobile” sale more than doubled, reconfirming that the demand for unrestored cars is not a fad By Tony Piff ing that the demand for unrestored originals is not a fad, but a long-term trend. Totals increased to $2.8m from $1.2m last year, 57 out of 65 cars sold (88%), and average price per car rocketed to $49k from $15k. Atop the high-sale podium were a 1934 Aston Martin 1½ Litre roadster at $264k, a 1910 Peerless Model 29 Victoria at $231k, and a 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage coupe at $198k. But whatever the Simeone sale’s rapid growth represents B for the market, restored cars still ruled at this issue’s four other feature auctions — most of which saw both bigger overall totals and bigger average prices. At RM’s annual Hershey sale, an immaculately restored 1933 Chrysler CL Imperial roadster attracted spirited bidding and a $704k sale price, just ahead of a 1910 PierceArrow 48-SS tourer at $688k. Overall totals were relatively flat at $9.7m among 104 cars sold out of 115 consigned (90%), and average sold price increased to $93k from $90k. Despite having a non-original engine from a later 400S, the 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 at Artcurial Paris presented very well and sold for $629k. An even nicer 1962 Maserati 3500 GTi Vignale Spyder found an even nicer price, sparkling its way to $757k. Paris totals grew to $6m from $3.75m last year among 66 out of 77 cars sold (86%), and sold price climbed to an average $91k from $65k. Another Maserati took high-sale honors at Bonhams’ inaugural Zoute sale (their second sale in Belgium this year). The 1957 A6G/54 Allemano coupe wore shiny paint, a mostly original interior, and non-original engine (as disclosed by Bonhams) and it sold for $686k. A pair of modern 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 68 onhams returned to the Simeone Museum in Philadelphia in October for its sophomore “Preserving the Automobile” auction. The young sale more than doubled last year’s totals, reconfirm- http://bit.ly/ZOf8zr Scan this code with your smartphone for complete results of each auction covered in this issue, or go to URL listed (left) Sales Totals Mecum, Schaumburg, IL RM, Hershey, PA H&H, Droitwich, U.K. Artcurial, Paris, FRA Bonhams, Knokke-Heist, BEL Auctions America, Carlisle, PA Anglia, King’s Lynn, U.K. Bonhams, Philadelphia, PA Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX Worldwide Auctioneers, Lake Forest, IL Silverstone, Hampshire, U.K. Silver, Portland, OR $18,209,888 $9,656,200 $8,292,052 $5,990,085 $841,968 $1,223,100 $1,579,537 $2,538,030 $2,801,930 $2,820,764 $3,192,314 $2,835,103 cars came next: a 1994 Porsche Carrera RS at $366k and a 1991 Lamborghini LM002 SUV at $226k. Twenty-eight out of 45 cars sold here (62%), totaling $3.2m, which equates to an average sold price of $114k. Two show-caliber ’57 GMs topped Auctions America’s annual Fall Carlisle sale: a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible at $182k, and a 1957 Chevrolet Corvette 283/270 convertible at $105k. Rounding out the top three was a 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL convertible at $76k. Fall Carlisle grew to $2.8m from $2.5m last year, with 147 out of 256 cars sold (57%). Average price also increased to $19k from $15k. In this issue’s Global Roundup, we look at highlights from seven auctions: Silverstone in Hampshire, U.K.; Anglia in King’s Lynn, U.K.; Silver in Portland, OR; Dan Kruse Classics in Austin, TX; Mecum in Schaumburg, IL; H&H in Droitwich, U.K.; and Worldwide’s sale of the Burt Collection in Lake Forest, IL. ♦ Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1962 Maserati 3500 GTi Vignale Spyder, $757,446—ART, p. 85 2. 1933 Chrysler CL Imperial roadster, $704,000—RM, p. 76 3. 1910 Pierce-Arrow 48-SS seven-passenger tourer, $687,500—RM, p. 74 4. 1957 Maserati A6G/54 Allemano coupe, $686,186—Bon-BEL, p. 98 5. 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 coupe, $629,010—ART, p. 86 6. 1994 Porsche Carrera RS coupe, $366,486—Bon-BEL, p. 96 7. 1972 Ferrari 246 GT Dino coupe, $342,498—ART, p. 86 8. 1939 Lagonda V12 Touring, $330,138—H&H, p. 118 9. 1914 Locomobile Model 48 Special Speedster, $291,500—RM, p. 76 10. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 coupe, $286,513—ART, p. 85 1. 1962 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II BT7 2+2 roadster, $38,987— Bon-BEL, p. 92 2. 1926 Packard Eight Model 236 Sport, $35,750—RM, p. 76 3. 1932 Ford Model 18 Deluxe sedan, $16,500—Bon-PA, p. 116 4. 1974 Austin Princess Vanden Plas sedan, $14,820—ART, p. 82 5. 1988 Porsche 944 coupe, $1,925— WWA, p. 130 Sports Car Market Best Buys

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RM Auctions Hershey, PA RM Auctions — Hershey Lodge 2013 A barn-find 1926 Packard Eight Sport was one of the best buys of the auction at just $36k Company RM Auctions Date October 10–11, 2013 Location Hershey, PA Auctioneer Max Girardo Automotive lots sold/offered 104/115 Sales rate 90% Sales total $9,656,200 High sale 1933 Chrysler CL Imperial roadster, sold at $704,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices 1926 Packard Eight Model 236 Sport, sold at $35,750 Report and photos by John Baeke Market opinions in italics F ourteen inches of rain in Hershey, PA, not only forced evacuation of the animals from neighboring Hersheypark Zoo, but threw a seri- ous monkey wrench into auction logistics at one of the world’s largest automotive swapmeets. What originally seemed like a bril- liant idea — moving the vehicle preview site from the traditional parking garage to outdoor tents — proved a bit of a boondoggle. The two tents offered little shelter against the torrential downpour, and at times, water moving through was ankledeep. But RM rolled with the punches and put on a proper show, selling 104 cars out of 115 for a $9.7m total — just a hair shy of last year’s $9.9m. Average price per car actually increased to $93k from $90k. The Hershey auction takes place in conjunction with the Antique Automobile Club of America’s Eastern Regional Fall Meet (the club’s largest annual event) and is a premier venue for purveyors of antique automobiles. Sandwiched between Monterey and Scottsdale (and just a month ahead of RM’s new Manhattan sale), prices at Hershey tend toward the “affordable” — compared with RM’s annual boutique blockbusters, anyway. Pre- 70 Hershey, PA war classics are the focus, and this time around, 72 lots were 1939 or older. In all, no fewer than 16 custom coachbuilders were repre- sented, including such prestigious names as Dietrich, Graber, Weymann, Brunn and Pullman. At the head of the 2013 class was a stunning 1933 Chrysler Imperial roadster. Anything touched by LeBaron seems to be regarded as a national treasure, and the Chrysler CL proved this yet again. Spirited bidding eventually defined its market value at $704k, making it the top seller of the two-day sale. As in past years, there were several unusual Model Ts, including a “pie wagon” and “depot hack,” sold at $44k and $24k, respectively. RM packed a peck of Packards for you to pick: 16 to be exact. Most notable would be the barn-find 1926 Packard Eight Sport, the recent Antique Automobile magazine cover girl. At just $36k, it was one of the best buys of the auction. Perhaps most intriguing was the 1912 International Harvester that sold for $44k. In delightfully under-restored condition and whimsically overloaded with all manner of antique worldly possessions, the high-wheeled delivery car seemed lifted right out of the pages of The Grapes of Wrath. ♦ $10m $8m $6m $4m $2m 0 Sports Car Market 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Sales Totals

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RM Auctions Hershey, PA BELGIAN #224-1912 MINERVA TYPE GG tor- pedo. S/N 3161. Eng. # 13256. Red & black/ black canvas/black leather. RHD. Out of the O’Quinn Collection. Beautiful older restoration looks gorgeous in Ruby Red with black fenders. Minor paint blemishes along body panels. Brass radiator gleams, but other brass trim bits are dull and with a few dents. Leather and carpet showing some age. Structural timber in need of better weather protection. Lu- tion. Paint showing various chips and scuffs; poor gaps, especially along hood, upholstery with seam separation and cracks, door has torn leather check strap, running-board strips out of attractive. Dazzling underhood. Factory tool roll present. Canvas top has some unexpected wrinkles. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $126,500. Catalog estimate of $130k–$150k seemed generous, but sale price was spot-on. #106-1963 AUSTIN-HEALEY SPRITE roadster. S/N HAN7L30164. Black/red canvas/red leather. Odo: 7,233 miles. Handsome Sprite restored in a rather uncommon color combination of black body with lipstickred top and interior. Paint in good condition. Main criticism is the mediocre canvas top. brication staining along the running-gear attests that this car is not shy about being driven. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $66,000. Antique European motorcars tend to be chunky and clunky. The Minerva is a sweet exception, with the right amount of brass and class with lines reminiscent of upper-crust American motorcars. Power comes from silky smooth Knight sleeve-valve engine (also of American design). Considering the rarity, restoration, custom coachwork and engineering pizzazz, buyer absolutely stole this car. ENGLISH #230-1933 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25 Limousine Sedanca. S/N GTZ7. Eng. # H8H. Black & silver/black canvas/black leather & gray broadcloth. RHD. Odo: 11,474 km. Little to fault on this supremely elegant R-R. Finished in handsome tones with touches of gleaming chrome, satiny cast aluminum, knurled brass and burled wood. Passenger’s alignment, wiring pulling free of harness. Engine compartment actually in better cosmetic condition than the passenger’s compartment. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $88,000. Pre-war Lagondas don’t appear at U.S. auctions as often as in the U.K. This sportster was reportedly mechanically well maintained, and inspection supported that, but considering overall condition, buyer paid top market price. #138-1934 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25 tourer. S/N GXB8. Eng. # P4B. Two-tone red/black canvas/black leather & vinyl. RHD. Odo: 23,749 km. Sporting good looks let down by cosmetic issues—likely the result of many kilometers of enjoyable touring. Twotone paint with many blemishes, instrument faces stained and faded, under-dash electricals scary. Upholstery needs rejuvenation. On the Under the hood, the little motor looks tidy with correct twin SU breathers. Dash and undercarriage need detailing. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $27,500. Record price for a road-going Sprite at U.S. auction. Although the car had some relatively minor condition issues, it was still restored to a higher level than the Brits managed fresh from the factory. Seller did jolly well. GERMAN #222-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 1210425500435. Black/red hard top/black canvas soft top/red leather. Odo: 28,058 miles. Unrestored 190SL showing body damage along driver’s side door skin—reportedly acquired at a car show decades ago. Otherwise, car has spent most of its life in just three different garages. Paint thinning, chrome dull and pitted, rubber cracking, other hand, no rust found, engine compartment and chassis seem fine, and the burl dash screams old English quality. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $71,500. Rolls’ staid reputation only makes this very sporty 2+2 more attractive. The raked windshield, almost skiff-like fenders and tapered tail had me wondering if the stylists had photos of a ’28 Stutz Blackhawk hanging on their studio walls. Catalog estimate of $40k–$60k seemed low. Congratulations to both buyer and seller. compartment has all the expected necessities: dictaphone, pull straps, jump seats, division window, vanity. Engine well detailed. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $159,500. Equally ready for show or go. Apparently, bidders agreed, with final price double the $80k low estimate. Collectors will still pay for quality. #226-1934 LAGONDA 16/80 tourer. S/N S10417. Eng. # 2166. Green & black/black canvas/black leather. RHD. Odo: 312 miles. Dashing open tourer with older U.K. restora- 72 #122-1951 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N G71431. Eng. # W33828. Cream/tan canvas/red leather. Odo: 65,000 miles. Freshly restored and Jag Heritage Trust certified. Fantastic color combo, two-tone leather seats very leather separating along seams. Entire car needs a good detailing. 1961-vintage hard top. Single sun visor, door-mounted outside mirror, reportedly factory-correct. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $110,000. 190SLs have been riding the coattails of the rapidly escalating 300SLs. As long as Gullwings and Roadsters hold their values, 190s should be fine. If bought by an enthusiast, good for you. If bought by an investor, don’t let your SCM subscription lapse. #228-1968 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304412001942. Green/ black canvas/tan leather. Odo: 2,594 miles. Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Hershey, PA Very attractive. Handsome optional chrome wheels and caps. Engine nicely detailed and sparkles. Other areas received less attention. Frayed original wiring. Jump seat stained and different color than front buckets. Center dash gauge fogged up. Trunk floor with surface rust. Many undercarriage concerns. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $66,000. W113-series Benzes have experienced a nice market appreciation of late, but this example had a multitude of potential problems. Well sold for condition. AMERICAN #107-1909 BUICK MODEL G roadster. S/N 13194. Red/black canvas/red leather. RHD. Odo: 870 miles. Charming at 20 paces. Paint has many small chips, brass has a few small dents and swirls, canvas top has some staining, undercarriage splattered with oil from the chain drive. But all these flaws tion. Well sold. #136-1910 PIERCE-ARROW 48-SS tourer. S/N 7940. Navy blue & red/ black leatherette/black leather & vinyl. RHD. Odo: 61 miles. Oodles of brilliant brass above and below. Some wear and flaws noted beyond what one would expect for a 61-mile, four-year-old resto. Seeing such an imposing vehicle (approaching eight feet tall) in something other than traditional black is very nice. TOP 10 No. 3 Subscribe Today authoritative voice of the Sports Car Market — the informed, collector car hobb for 25 years! Call 877.219.2605 ext. 1 www.sportscarmarket.com/ subscribe 74 should do is reassure the new owner that this Buick is ready for another 5,000 miles. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $52,250. Rescued from an Indiana barn in 1995, this cute little runabout was meticulously restored. A hundred years ago, Buick had a race-proven reputation for reliability and endurance. This example has logged over 5,000 miles since restoration, again affirming the quality of Buick design. Market-correct. #151-1909 SCHACHT MODEL K run- about. S/N N/A. Eng. # V54K. Green/black leather & vinyl. RHD. Beautiful runabout with equally beautiful horizontally-opposed twincylinder engine. Fresh condition of paint, brasswork, wood and leather belie the 20-yearold restoration. Re-creation body. Titled on engine number. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $41,250. Although there were two Schachts at this year’s Hershey sale, you will have to wait a long time to find another in such nice condi- Sports Car Market Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $687,500. This stately Pierce-Arrow has enjoyed a life of privilege. Rarely do antique cars with touring bodies command six-figure prices, but large-displacement 40-plus-hp is the exception—especially when manufactured by one of the three Ps. Add to this a history of concours winnings, club tours and recent reputable restoration, and the high price seems justifiable. #145-1910 SCHACHT MODEL R run- about. S/N 1195. Black/black leatherette/ black leather & vinyl. RHD. Very original and very rare Schacht runabout. Proper patina on

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RM Auctions Hershey, PA paint, wood, top and leather add charm and character. Only criticism of is an unfortunate broken blade on the cast fan. Otherwise, the horizontally opposed twin, with exposed valve rods and springs and massive flywheel, is a visual feast for any motorhead. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $19,800. Of the two Schachts at the party (and both rare runabouts!), this example from the AACA Museum was even more unusual for its front-engine design. Unlike some other “preservation” class vehicles, there is no reason to even consider a restoration here. Well bought. #119-1910 SCHMIDT prototype truck. S/N N/A. Red & yellow/ MHD. Original, unrestored condition. The opposed, air-cooled chain-drive mechanicals seem intact and restorable. Bed still has original painted wood #217-1912 INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER M-W delivery. S/N 3274. Brown/ black canvas/black leather. RHD. 101-year-old I-H covered with a thin coat of rust, and tastefully (ahem) filled with everything one would expect of a country salesman or migrating Okie. Searching the bed reveals a milk pail, stove, spittoon, bear rug, eggs, lantern, wash- originality nonetheless. Solid body covered with beautiful surface rust and not marred by paint. Several neat features intact like wind wings, spotlight, tonneau windshield and under the hood, a nifty finned cast-aluminum board, hens in cage, bedpan, canteen, pitchfork, table radio, buckets, ropes, feed bags, barrels, saw, foot locker, saddle, and a nicely restored I2 motor. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $44,000. This old packrat-mobile inspired vigorous bidding and sold above the $40k high estimate, hopefully to be appreciated for another 100 years. (soggy from rain). Original wooden wheels with solid Firestone white rubber complete the picture. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $18,700. Another AACA museum piece, deserving of its many various “preservation” awards. Well bought and sold. #113-1912 FORD MODEL T pie wagon. S/N 116595. Navy blue/black leatherette/black leather & vinyl. Older restoration (and possible re-creation) of a commercial Model T delivery “pie wagon.” Very attractive navy finish nicely sets off “Fruit & Produce” graphics. Paint showing chips along wear edges, brass needs polishing, metal pitted beneath #135-1914 LOCOMOBILE MODEL 48 Special Speedster. S/N 13111. Red & yellow/ black leather & vinyl. Odo: 1 mile. Beautiful red and brass exterior, seats and gauges nearly without fault. Patina on twin-spark 6-cylinder engine and drivetrain and some lubricant spots suggest a disconnected odometer but also convey the confidence of use. Well documented over the years TOP 10 No. 9 Skinner oil rectifier. Unbroken original glass in headlamps, motometer and gauges. Modern seat fabric hopefully covers original leather. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $35,750. The 246 Sport (coachwork by Pullman) was a dashing model of the late ’20s and of tremendous historical significance in the evolution of Packard. As this is one of three known survivors, the new owner will face the obvious conundrum of whether to restore or preserve. Hershey should have been the perfect venue for this barn find, but bidders weren’t feeling it. Very well bought, at half the $65k–$85k estimate. #155-1927 FRANKLIN SERIES 11-B phaeton. S/N 1665151. Eng. # 114622. Olive drab/tan canvas/black leather & vinyl. Odo: 2,647 miles. Suffers from the effects of an old restoration. Paint wear noted everywhere, some upholstery seam separation, top canvas staining, surface rust in places. Ex-Bill Harrah. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $49,500. Franklins are more regarded for the uniqueness of their air- some painted parts. Wood shows some waterstaining. Has not run for an extended time, as it’s been on display at the AACA Museum. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $44,000. Model T values have struggled to keep their heads above water lately. The AACA Museum connection helps explain the strong price here. 76 in hobby publications. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $291,500. 525 ci, open cockpit, shortened chassis—the manufacturer’s “Safe Journey” plaque is well advised. The collector-car world seems to have reached the age where “specials,” if done long enough ago, may actually enhance the value of the car. Had this same conversion happened in the 1990s, the hammer price would have been a mere fraction of this. Well bought and sold. BEST BUY #235-1926 PACKARD EIGHT Model 236 Sport. S/N N/A. Eng. # 217225. Rust/beige cloth. Odo: 64,142 miles. “Barn find of the century” might be a stretch, but stunning in its unmolested cooled 6-cylinder engines and quality of workmanship than beauty of design. Cars restored by Harrah often seem to wear the same dowdy colors. Should the new owner decide to invest in a complete restoration, he would be well advised to play with a bright color palette more representative of the Roaring Twenties. As it stands, the car should be able to provide miles of fun touring. Seller should be pleased with the price. #238-1933 CHRYSLER CL IMPERIAL roadster. S/N 7803565. Cream/ cream canvas/ cream leather. Odo: 149 miles. Understated cream paint showcases the beauty of LeBaron’s design and the quality of restoration. Only flaw noted is a nick in the cast-aluminum rumble step, confirming that TOP 10 No. 2 Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Hershey, PA the piece is not a reproduction. The red cloissoné emblems on the sidemounts pop like LED lights in the night. Art Nouveau inlays on dash and instrument panels. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $704,000. Catalog cover car and high sale of the auction. The ’33 Chrysler marks the end of the Art Nouveau era in automotive design. This car makes apparent the admiration W.P. Chrysler had for the L-29 Cord. For such style, quality and rarity, the price paid looks market-correct, a touch over the $650k high estimate. #233-1933 PACKARD EIGHT convert- ible. S/N 719177. Eng. # 376978. Two-tone blue/tan canvas/beige leather. Odo: 65,677 miles. Once-beautiful two-tone blue paint scratches under the dash, and an engine and chassis in need of post-tour detailing. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $159,500. When this car saw an Keith Martin’s Y-block, although VIN codes out to a 272, and the 312 wasn’t available until 1956. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $88,000. What better way for a poodle-skirted chick to celebrate the ’50s than cruising in a Silly Putty-colored Fairlane with Coppertone lotion interior? Unsure why it has the 312 motor. Regardless, the gavel price set a new high for a ’55 Crown Vic. Buyer and seller should sleep well. © THE SCOTTSDALE INSIDER’S SEMINAR Sports Car Market ™ The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Present THURSDAY, JANUARY 16 Gooding & Company Auction Tent, Scottsdale Fashion Square, AZ • 9:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker: John Draneas, SCM’s “Legal Files” columnist, on “The Taxman and Your Collector Cars — How Do You Keep Them Apart?” The Insider’s Seminar will feature a panel discussion by the SCM experts, led by Keith Martin. The panelists will each offer three key ingredients that define a “blue-chip collectible.” Then they will choose their own four-car blue-chip collection, excluding Ferraris, Mercedes and Cobras. After the seminar, the panelists will offer detailed examinations of select cars to be offered at auction. Panelists include: Carl Bomstead, American Sports & Muscle; Donald Osborne, European Sports & Racing (excluding Ferraris); Steve Serio, Ferraris and Late-Model Exotics; and Simon Kidston, his personal choices. Space is Limited — Sign Up Today Complimentary admission for SCM Platinum members and registered Gooding bidders; subscribers, $25; non-subscribers, $50 78 To enroll, and for the latest information, go to www.sportscarmarket.com/2014azseminar or call 503.261.0555 Ext. 217 Sports Car Market marred by many chips, cracks and orange peel. Thickly padded top shows soiling and stains. Engine not very pretty, with much of the factory green replaced by rust. Interior is either much newer or somehow impervious to the ravages of time and wear. Headliner, leather seats and door panels look sumptuous. Dash and gauges still quite sharp. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $231,000. Last sold for $111k at Christie’s in Greenwich, CT (SCM# 41875). I instantly recognized Graber’s distinctive styling, with no need for a coachbuilder’s cowl tag. Whether the Graber design, more commonly found on Mercedes, was a good match for Packard is sometimes debated, but Hershey bidders clearly approved, sending this to well over twice the $90k–$150k catalog estimate. #237-1935 PACKARD EIGHT Model 1201 Convertible Victoria. S/N 388346. Red/ tan canvas/tan leather. Odo: 53,617 miles. Beautiful Dietrich-bodied convertible Vicky. Dash and door panels elegant. Carpet quite nice. Only minor criticisms noted would be some upholstery and top stretch-wrinkles, unsuccessful top bid of $100k at CMA’s 2011 Glenmoor auction, our reporter wrote, “The owner was wise to hang on and wait for another day” (SCM# 186070). True enough. Congratulations to buyer and seller for a market-correct sale. #248-1955 FORD FAIRLANE Crown Victoria 2-dr sedan. S/N U5RW14929. Beige & white/pink nylon & leather. Odo: 319 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Perhaps the finest restored car at Hershey. Engine decals, wiper reservoir bag, firewall date codes, under-dash wiring all perfect. Not even a spot of grease on the hood latch! Only flaw on the paint was a spider found sliding off the hood. Equipped with fender skirts, rear spare and rare Ford SelectAire a/c. Catalogued as having a 312

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Artcurial Paris, FRA Artcurial — Automobiles Sur Les Champs VI There were 15 French offerings, but the five biggest sales of the day were all Italian Company Artcurial Motorcars Date October 20, 2013 Location Paris, FRA Auctioneer Hervé Poulain Automotive lots sold/offered 66/77 Sales rate 86% Sales total $5,990,085 High sale 1962 Maserati 3500 GTi Vignale Spyder, sold at $757,446 Buyer’s premium 1962 Maserati 3500 GTI Vignale Spyder, sold at $757,446 Report and photos by John Lyons Photos by Stratford Godfrey Market opinions in italics A rtcurial is one of Europe’s premier auction houses, with auctions for art and artifacts happening virtually every we and classic car auctions multiple times p year. While the company is less well kno in the States, they have a successful form and a devoted client base, and their quality o merchandise rivals the best that the U.S. has to offer. Paris, FRA In total, there were 77 automotive lots offered at the October 2013 sale, following a 72-item memorabilia sale. I found the simplistic lot numbering system interesting. The memorabilia started at Lot #1, and so did the cars — so there were multiple lots with the same number in the same sale. It was a bit confusing at times, but the room handled it in stride. This was Artcurial’s sixth visit to the Champs-Élysées. The auction took place on Sunday the 20th, with a two-day preview prior, including a classy reception offering fine food and drink for all attendees. Sunday clearly works as an auction day in Paris, as the arena was full with registered bidders. All told, Artcurial sold 66 of the 77 lots on offer, for a sell-through rate of 86%, and a total of nearly $6m. There were 15 French offerings, but Italian classics outnumbered the natives three to one. The five biggest sales of the day were all Italian, lead by a 1962 Maserati 3500 GTi Vignale Spyder at a robust $757k, a 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 at $629k and a 1972 Ferrari 246 GT Dino coupe at $342k. Of course, if you wanted to have your Italian 1972 Citroën SM sedan, sold at $24,700 80 cake and eat it in Paris, too, there was a nicely kept 1972 Citroën SM, its Maserati engine looking tidy and well maintained. The car was just one repaint away from being original, showing the gentle care of long-term single-family ownership, and it sold for a fair $25k. Add the 5-speed into the equation, and you had a very appealing car at a very appealing price. ♦ Sales Totals $6m $5m $4m $3m $2m $1m 0 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 17% up to $821,040; 11% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00 = €0.73) Sports Car Market

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Artcurial Paris, FRA ENGLISH #49-1956 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100M roadster. S/N BN2L232315. Green/black leather. Odo: 11,121 km. The real deal with documentation and history to support. Outstanding European restoration commissioned a few years ago with a few notable upgrades, including auxiliary cooling fan, aluminum radiator and auxiliary oil cooler. Beautiful paint and trim. Excellent door fit. Stunning presence. Nicely done interior with black lots of buff marks and the like. Good bumper fit. Nice original interior with age cracks on front seats. Excellent wood and gauges. Clean engine bay with minor stains. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $62,571. This color and the fact that this car was an LHD unit were about the only two things going for it. Well sold. #79-1992 AUSTIN MINI Cooper 1.3i prior to enjoyment. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,114. This is luxury, Rover style. Somewhat dowdy in the looks department, but with performance and comfort to rival Jaguar. This car needed some mechanical reviving, which is not necessarily inexpensive, but surviving that will yield a heck of a nice tourer for the new owner. leather seats accented by white piping and well-done carpeting. Clean original engine bay entirely correct with the exceptions noted above. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $240,407. Killer looks and color combination. Fully documented as being real from its day of birth at the factory. Bidders were enamored with the car, with lots of inspections during the preview. World-record price represents what today’s market will command for a good documented 100M. #15-1960 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD II sedan. S/N LSPA284. Beige & brown/tan leather. Odo: 48,269 miles. Cosmetically restored as needed. Excellent paint and trim. Average door fit; nice chrome and trim. Perfect original glass. Very nice interior with new leather and carpeting. Excellent holders still in place inside glovebox door. Clean original engine bay lacks the level of show detail seen in the U.S. concours circuit. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $14,820. I absolutely loved this car. The consigning owner apparently felt the same, as the level of restoration in no way reflected the relatively paltry high bid here. A very well-bought labor of love whose expensive stage of ownership is now in the past, with delightful showing and highlevel touring in its immediate future. wood. Good gauges and instrumentation. Clean engine compartment. Clean trunk with original worn spare tire and original jack. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $65,865. This was an appealing early V8-equipped Rolls, and the care and servicing were evident. A fair deal for both buyer and seller. #75-1968 ROVER P5 sedan. S/N 84300083. Black/green leather. Odo: 90,000 km. Original single-family-owned car. Nice quality repaint at some point. All-original chrome and trim. All glass original as well. Very tidy interior with some wear to the seats. Clean trunk and engine bay. Smell of old gas in engine bay portends mechanical servicing 82 #11-1977 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE coupe. S/N CRX30465. Blue/blue leather. Odo: 121,034 km. Original car with good maintenance records. Nice original paint with #20-1974 AUSTIN PRINCESS Vanden Plas sedan. S/N VAS239712M. Green/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 65,983 km. Really cool and rare surviving Princess. Restored at obviously great expense. Very nice paint and trim. Very good door gaps and panel fit. Good original glass. Interior very original with original leather seating surfaces, newer carpeting and beautiful wood and instrumentation. Fully useless factory cup BEST BUY 2-dr sedan. S/N SAXXNNAYNBD0444045. Black/red leather. Odo: 90,874 km. Very welloptioned later Mini. Factory fuel injection and lots of goodies, including factory two-tone, driving lights, sunroof and added flares. Interior surprisingly well equipped with wood dash and leather seats. Some cleaning and detailing called for. Clean, correct engine bay. All original books and manuals. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $32,932. I nit-picked, thinking the slight dirt and lack of detailing would hold the car back. How wrong I was. Well sold. FRENCH #5-1972 CITROËN SM sedan. S/N 00SB6830. Silver/brown leather. Odo: 26,888 km. One-family car for most of its life. Nice paint with mostly original trim and plastic bits. Very nice original interior. All-original instruments and gauges. Clean engine bay. Clean undercarriage. Overall a very well-maintained family car with just a repaint at some point separating the car from original. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $24,700. Good-looking car with the right engine and transmission combination to spark interest as a collector vehicle now. Bid to the low end of estimate and sold for fair money. Good deal for all. #6-1974 CITROËN DS23 Pallas sedan. S/N 01FG8566. Gold & white/mustard fabric. Odo: 101,037 km. Very well-done cosmetic restoration of a correct and rust-free car. Outstanding paint and trim. Excellent door and panel fit. Good original glass. Very nice, wellkept interior. (Color a bit harsh.) Original instrumentation excellent. No cracks or issues Sports Car Market

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Artcurial Paris, FRA front footwells. Clean engine bay. Lesser-quality reproduction factory tags. SOLD AT $74,097. This was a good little car but not for everyone. The exterior color was bright, and some of the restoration details did not excite me either. Sold within estimate in a very bullish market. #55-1963 BMW 700 2-dr sedan. S/N with dash or controls. Clean engine with all correct belts, hoses and clamps. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $47,752. These quirky Citroëns continue to impress at auction. This price just at low estimate represented the norm at this point, and not the exception. From the original ownership family; they must have been pleased at the return on their investment some 40 years ago. GERMAN #50-1954 PORSCHE 356 “pre-A” coupe. S/N 51951. Silver/black leather. Odo: 82,087 km. One of 7,267 so-called “pre-A” bent-window Porsches. Incredible provenance starting with certification of the engine being original. Car also carries FIVA paperwork and has successfully run the Mille Miglia. Beautifully restored with obvious signs of touring and fastidious maintenance since. Nice paint. appears ready to be rehabilitated. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $988. Entry-level BMWs never really saw U.S. shores until the 1600 (later to become the 2000/2002), so this complete and intact example was exciting to me. Apparently I was the only one who felt this way. I’ll call this very well bought (perhaps only to soothe my bruised ego). Original glass. Very tidy interior with correct seat patterns and very good attention to detail. Original AM radio. Original instrumentation. Spotless engine bay. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $209,122. This car ticked every box in collectors’ minds, with great touring history and future eligibility. Sold strong, but I still think the buyer got the good end of this deal. #24-1961 PORSCHE 356B coupe. S/N 115273. Signal Red/tan vinyl. Odo: 97,352 km. Fairly recent European restoration. Very nice paint with minimal blemishes. Nice chrome done to high-level touring standards. Door jambs so-so. Interior very correct except aftermarket stereo and speaker cut-outs in chipping. Interior mostly correct; fabric seat inserts questionable. Classic 2002 dash and instruments all in excellent original condition. Clean engine bay. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $49,399. With round-taillight tii models averaging $15k, this result might seem obscene, but prices like this are the norm for real-deal turbo 02s. Fair deal for both buyer and seller. #29-1984 BMW M635 CSI coupe. S/N WBAEE310X01051276. Anthracite/gray leather. Odo: 99,968 km. Original car with original paint and trim. Overall a very attractive color scheme. Interior very worn with cracking seats and tired carpeting. All-original 84 Sports Car Market #70-1974 BMW 2002 turbo 2-dr sedan. S/N 4290856. Silver/black vinyl & cloth. Odo: 65,353 km. Nicely maintained and documented Turbo 2002. One of approximately 1,700 built during the era. Sadly never built for the U.S. market (although a few gray-market examples made it in). Good paint. Nice striping. Very good bumper and door fit. Slick original ground effects with notable wear and 850094. White/black vinyl. Complete and relatively solid, with original paint very dirty and full of issues. Very minor rust. Original glass dirty but otherwise good. Door fit very good considering the state of disrepair. Interior original with spartan instruments. Tiny engine instruments including radio. Engine bay not prepped for auction but relatively original. Original M equipment and aerodynamic pieces on car and in good condition. Original tools and books. Lots of service receipts. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $36,226. I loved the look and style of this car. The interior was worn for the kilometers on the clock, but the exterior looked great. Well sold and a world record, according to the SCM Platinum Auction Database. ITALIAN #28-1959 LANCIA APPIA GTE coupe. S/N 812012388. White/gray cloth. Odo: 39,218 km. Fabulous rare little Lancia. Known history. Very well-sorted mechanicals. Paint old and checking everywhere. Interior original with exception of incorrectly re-covered seats. Original dash and instruments. Engine original with lots of stains and old leaks. Solid frame and floors. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $60,000. Needs a full restoration, but with mechanicals in order, that shouldn’t be overly daunting. Seller was right to hold on at the bid here. #40-1962 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA Sprint Veloce coupe. S/N 159755. Blue/pur ple & white vinyl. Odo: 57,574 km. Well-serviced car with lots of records. Average-quality older restoration. Nice paint with a few chips at edges. Poor driver’s door fit. Nice chrome and trim. Clean engine bay with all correct hoses, etc. Interior poorly restored with weird color scheme and questionable workmanship. Dash and instruments original and a bit hazy.

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Artcurial Paris, FRA Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $79,037. In spite of the restoration issues, the car was all there. With the accompanying file of documentation and service records, I would have felt very good from a mechanical perspective owning this car. I think this car could be a real winner with about ten grand worth of interior and detailing. Fair deal for buyer and seller. #47-1962 FERRARI 250 GTE 2+2 coupe. S/N 3823GT. Red/brown leather. Odo: 30,335 km. Color-change repaint but all else very original. Catalog noted “mismatch of numbers,” which is a very scary phrase to Ferrari collectors, but offered no further explanation. Engine numbers and TOP 10 No. 10 very clean, belying the fact that it is well overdue for service. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $255,227. I liked the colors but had my doubts about the actual-mile claim. The interior wear and fact that the car needed a repaint concerned me. The need for service is also of concern, as depending on how major, it could be a fivefigure, many-month-long process. Sold for probably three times what one would have sold for five years ago. Very well sold. body tags seemed to be in order, so I am not sure what the issue was. Interior with lovely patina. If not for the repaint, would be a great preservation car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $286,513. Sold for strong money, so whatever the “mismatch” catalog comment meant, it did not appear to deter bidders one bit. #31-1962 MASERATI 3500 GTI Vignale Spyder. S/N AM1011407. Gray/ black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 32,967 km. Fabulously sexy automobile restored to very high standards. Beautiful paint and trim. Color change from original. Spotless interior with stunning seats and new carpeting. Showdetailed engine bay with only very light signs of use. One of only 227 built and in varying configurations. Powerful, lightweight, an in- TOP 10 No. 1 #41-1968 FIAT 2300S coupe. S/N 114BS208614. Blue/red leather. Odo: 82,024 km. Really funky and appealing Fiat. Nice paint and very good door fit. Good original glass. Spotless engine bay with a really cool look. Surface rust on exhaust manifold the only concern. Original interior with nicely worn seats and all other bits in good shape. Nice original instruments. Wrap-around rear amount of sand chips. Dirty engine bay. Wellknown history includes period photos. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $118,557. I was a little surprised at the strong price, as the car just didn’t have the look that I would have wanted from it. The car has needs, but if they can be addressed for reasonable money, then I suppose this was a fair deal. #26-1972 ALFA ROMEO 1600 Junior Zagato coupe. S/N AR3060043. Blue/brown vinyl. Recent paint. Good door fit. No rust or rust repair noted. Interior all-original and very well maintained. Hood fit also excellent. Very sporty painted steel wheels. Clean engine bay. Lots of documentation, including nearly $28k window is incredibly sexy. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $27,992. Noted in catalog as being “neglected,” but I am unsure whether they mean this car or these as collectibles. Neglect or no neglect, I loved this car—so much so that I was one of the underbidders. Market-correct at the price paid, and I think it will be worth a whole lot more in very short order. credible engine with sophisticated fuel management and race-bred brakes add up to the ultimate GT car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $757,446. This was a magnificent car with great lineage. I expected it to break the bank, and it did—well over the $550k high estimate. When I look at this car, I think 300SL, BMW 507... Even at the price paid here, this was a bargain. I wouldn’t be surprised to see one eclipse seven figures in the very near future. #63-1965 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 coupe. S/N 7687. Silver/black leather. Odo: 6,347 km. Claimed to be a totally original low-mile 86 #60-1968 LAMBORGHINI MIURA P400 coupe. S/N 3649. Yellow/black leather. Odo: 10,702 km. Lots of questions here. Engine is from an “S” model Miura, discovered after catalog went to press. TOP 10 No. 5 worth of maintenance and repair over the past few years. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $60,925. This car didn’t have nearly the appeal to me of Lot 25, the Zagato-bodied SZ, but it found pretty much the same money. Kudos to owner, who did a great job (and spent a lot of money) preparing the car for sale and presenting it in a clear, confidence-inspiring manner. Well sold. #13-1972 FERRARI 246 GT DINO coupe. S/N 03716. Fly Yellow/black leather. Odo: 23,130 miles. Original car with very recent repaint in original Fly Yellow. Very good gaps and door fit. Outstanding original interior with lovely cracking and TOP 10 No. 7 Sports Car Market car with one repaint from new. Limited service records but known ownership history. No service for many years. Very nice paint and original trim. Interior very original with wear on carpets and dry age-cracking on seats. Engine Color changed. Very nice restoration with clear evident enjoyment since. Paint holding up very well. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $629,010. This car had all of the eye appeal you could hope for. What it didn’t have was a clear service and restoration history. Somewhere the color was changed. The market is revving high right now, and buyers overlook stuff like that, but in a down market, this car may prove a hard sell. #30-1968 MASERATI GHIBLI coupe. S/N AM115216. Blue/burgundy leather. Odo: 66,030 km. Mostly original car with a belowaverage repaint. Orange peel abounds. Average chrome and trim. Decent gaps and door fit. Very tired interior with worn carpeting and drying and cracking of the seats. Instruments hazy and faded. Original glass with fair

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Artcurial Paris, FRA wear to the seats. Original carpeting in good condition with only minor wear noted. Very tidy original engine bay. Full complement of books, manuals, tool roll and jack from the well laid out for the era. Engine bay slightly grimy but reported to be recently sorted out. No signs of rust or accident damage. No mention of documentation. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $11,526. This car sat for years in disrepair and was only recently brought back to life. I think that might have dissuaded some bidders, resulting in a bargain price. If no gremlins, well bought. factory. Original U.S.-spec car. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $342,498. I absolutely loved this car. The color combination was killer, and the wear inside was just right for a well-kept, lowmile original. All the little stuff was right, too, with all the accoutrements that came with the car new. Sold for a number some would have considered astronomical a year or so ago— but as the tide goes, so go the yachts. #9-1972 MASERATI INDY coupe. S/N AM116471474. Blue-green/tan leather. Odo: 23,687 km. Nice original, reported to be numbers-matching and correct. Very nice paint and trim. Beautiful original interior impeccably maintained. Nicely detailed engine. Mid-production car with the venerable 4.7-liter engine built just prior to the change to the 4.9. Desir- cates fastidious ownership. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $135,023. These will appreciate rapidly in the coming years. This one boasted excellent colors, great options and the super-desirable 5-speed transmission. The price paid here will able 5-speed. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $74,097. Power-sapping automatic transmissions and pollution controls hurt these in terms of collectibility. My father owned a rare 5-speed and couldn’t give the thing away in the later ’80s. Apparently they have not appreciated all that much. I say well bought, as eventually the market will recognize the value of these 5-speed cars. #39-1980 ALFA ROMEO GTV 2000 coupe. S/N AR116360043325. Blue/black leather. Odo: 81,678 km. Well-preserved car but with obvious long-term non-use. Average repaint. Decent trim bits. Good tires. Nice original glass. Interior tidy and remarkably #59-1990 LAMBORGHINI LM002 SUV. S/N ZA9LU45A7LLA12202. Dark green/ ivory leather. Odo: 28,135 km. One of 328 built, intended for oil-field exploration by oil-field owners. Fuel-injected model with a 5-speed manual transmission. Lowish miles, well presented, but could use a little detailing. Interior shows minimal use. Engine bay indi- 88 Sports Car Market

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Artcurial Paris, FRA be looked at as a bargain in 10 years. Well bought. #25-1991 ALFA ROMEO SZ coupe. S/N ZAR16200003000798. Red/tan leather. Odo: 51,281 km. One of 1,020 built. Completely original and well-preserved car except one recent high-quality repaint. Clear history including ownership by well-known European racer. Interior correct and beautifully untouched from new. Many interior design cues black leather. Odo: 35,532 km. Nicely caredfor driver-quality car. Full complement of service history and receipts. Nice paint with few blemishes. Interior well maintained with barely any wear noted. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $77,391. This paddle-shifted car is pretty desirable for an “affordable” Ferrari supercar. The price paid represents a great entry opportunity into the Ferrari market and will not disappoint either in terms of performance or appreciation. Fair deal all ways. #64-2007 FERRARI 599 GTB Fiorano F1 coupe. S/N ZFFFD60B000155069. Gray/ blue leather. Odo: 6,720 km. A $275k car when new. Break-in miles only. Service history would instill confidence in the most jaded of Ferrari buyers. Virtually showroom condi- years ahead of their time. Very minor wear to driver’s seat. Spotless underneath. Original books and manuals included. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $62,571. No denying the “it” factor of this car. It sold strong to enthusiastic and competitive bidding, but I say well bought. It will be legal in my state in about three more years. #45-1994 FERRARI MONDIAL coupe. S/N ZFFKD32B000084388. Red/black leather. Odo: 2,858 km. Time-capsule Ferrari with break-in miles only. Full servicing even when not needed, including timing belt. Spotless paint and trim. Perfect glass. Interior asnew with only some slight imperfections, due likely to temperature swings. Carpet and seat- tion with only slight detailing marks. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $158,076. This Ferrari led a pampered life and then basically sold for a $125k discount. But it’s a limited-production supercar, and I think the depreciation cycle may soon turn to appreciation. Bit of a bargain. AMERICAN #18-1941 CADILLAC SERIES 62 convertible. S/N 8349946. Blue/blue cloth/red leather. Odo: 7,284 miles. Striking color combination. Strong restoration probably 15 or so years old and showing some use. Good fit and finish. Very nice interior. Very bright and somewhat dated leather with minor wear noted. Pristine engine bay. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $98,797. Sold for very strong money (it would be State- ing surfaces virtually new. Engine is showroom-spotless. All books, tools, manuals and receipts. Simply stunning. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $54,339. Benchmark-quality. The car has led a pampered life from day one, and finding another this correct and original is likely impossible. Sold for strong money, but justified. #46-2003 FERRARI 575M Maranello coupe. S/N ZFFBT55B000132532. Gray/ side, anyway), but calculating for duties and shipping, I have to think the premium is justified, as these don’t grow on trees in Paris and if the buyer really wanted one, what other options were out there? The color combination sure as heck didn’t hurt either. Another ’41 Series 62 sold for $98k at Auctions America Auburn in September (SCM# 228763), so owners now have two recent $100k results to hang their hats on. There is joy on both sides of the Atlantic this week. © February 2014 89

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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL Bonhams — The Zoute Sale An amphibious TAG Croco found $15k; at the other end of the 4x4 spectrum, a “Rambo Lambo” LM002 made a record $226k Company Bonhams Date October 11, 2013 Location Knokke-Heist, BEL Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold/offered 29/45 Sales rate 64% Sales total $3,192,314 High sale 1957 Maserati A6G/54 Allemano coupe, sold at $686,186 Buyer’s premium 1957 Maserati A6G/54 Allemano coupe, sold at $686,186 15%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = €0.74) Report and photos by Leo Van Hoorick Market opinions in italics T he fourth edition of the Zoute Grand Prix returned in October to the fashionable seaside resort of Knokke-Le Zoute in Belgium. The cars of the Zoute Sale were staged in a large tent in the center of Knokke-Heist, BEL The annual classic-car event attracts mo than 100,000 visitors. The event consists of four compon Zoute Top Marques expo, the Zoute Rally Concours d’Elegance and the concludi Tour. A collector-car auction was added this year: the Zoute Sale. e main town square facing the sea, with some of the cars also exhibited outside. Unfortunately, a storm hit the coast on Wednesday and lasted for three days. The bad weather hampered inspections for the cars outside, which organizers said had a negative influence on the lower-value lots and explains the relatively low sales rate. But public attendance at the auction itself was strong, with a full sale om. The cars on offer were in very good condition overall — except for the unrestored Austin A125 Sheerline. The unusual four-door convertible wore coachwork by famous coachbuilder Vesters & Neirinck of Brussels. It bore witness to Belgium’s rich automotive history, of which unfortunately not much remains these days. At $33k, the car was well bought and sold, with serious concours potential once properly restored. The oddball of the sale was a street-legal TAG Croco amphibious 4x4 with only 105 km on the clock, changing hands for a mere $15k. At the other end of the 4x4 spectrum, a “Rambo Lambo” LM002 with only 1,266 km went for a record $226k. Other notable sales included a beautiful Alfa Romeo 1900 Sprint with Touring body for $218k, a 1953 Austin-Healey BN1 for $133k and a rare limited-edition 1994 Porsche Carrera RS for $366k. The star of the show, a 1954 Ferrari 250 Europa prototype, failed to meet reserve at $963k, but auctioneers were satisfied with the high-sale Maserati A6G/54 Allemano coupe — especially as the engine was non-matching (as described in the catalog). All in, the Maserati sold for $686k. This was Bonhams’ second sale staged in Belgium this year, after the Spa Classic 1983 TAG Croco amphibious 4x4, sold for $14,815 90 Sale in May. And it’s surely not the last, according to Philip Kantor, Bonhams’ Head of European Motoring. The auction house plans to return again in 2014. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL ENGLISH #36-1949 AUSTIN SHEERLINE A125 4-dr convertible. S/N DCL2729. Eng. # ID4033. Blue/gray canvas/blue leather. Spectacular four-door convertible by famed Belgian coachbuilder Vesters & Neirinck. Body sound but with needs. All chrome is there, which is a plus, but needs replating. Seats and door interiors have new gray covers. Back seat with two dividing armrests. Carpets look new. Hand-cranked glass partition in working order. Wooden dash and steering wheel in need of vinyl/white leather. Odo: 5,529 miles. Nutand-bolt restoration in mid-’90s and still looks very pretty. Chrome and panel fit better than new. Very shiny walnut dashboard panel is perhaps a little over the top, as are the white much TLC. Hood of more recent manufacture and not completely straight. Engine bay shows age. Air filter and carburetor look new. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $32,749. This looked like a French coachbuilt Delahaye. Unfortunately, the chassis is of less noble origin. The car was commissioned by “Mr. Gillet” of eponymous Belgian motorcycle manufacturer Gillet-Herstal. A piece of Belgian motor heritage and a sure concours ticket once restored to its former glory. Well bought, but the buying price will probably be tripled before the car is presentable. #38-1953 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-4 BN1 roadster. S/N BNH143726. Eng. # 1B139166. Pale blue metallic/black canvas/blue leather. Odo: 9,451 km. An early BN1 delivered new to Holland. Older body-off restoration (1997) but still looking the part. Excellent paint. Chrome and trim bits to same standard. Chromed wires would originally have been painted. Crisp blue interior, seats with white leather seats. Nice period wooden Moto-Lita steering wheel. Aftermarket luggage rack. No front bumper. Engine bay clean in accordance with rest of car. No reserve. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $20,273. Imported from the U.S. to the Netherlands in 1990 in dilapidated condition. Someone did a very nice and thorough resto job over five years at an expense probably exceeding the value of the car. Sold at a market-correct price, but well bought for condition. #2-1962 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk II BT7 2+2 roadster. S/N HBT7L16109. Eng. # 29ERUH2463. Blue & white/blue canvas/tan leather. Odo: 300 km. Good chrome, bumpers with overriders. Bumper not straight at back. Very clean with tan leather and blue piping. New carpets and hood. BMIHT certificate confirms original BEST BUY leather steering wheel. Clean engine bay with 40-mm SU carburetors. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $74,856. The BJ8 was the final and most popular incarnation of the Big Healey, with 17,712 examples produced. Although with little known history, this was a very appealing car, straight and honest. Healey 3000 values peaked a few years ago but seem to be on the up again. Correctly bought. piping adding style. Spotless engine bay and undercarriage. New alloy panels used during rebuild (photos on file). Comes with BMIHT certificate and Dutch registration. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $132,558. Great cars for winter driving—feet kept warm by engine heat. A nice unmolested and no-louver BN1, worth every penny of its reasonably high price. Buyer and seller should be pleased. #1-1958 AUSTIN-HEALEY BUGEYE SPRITE roadster. S/N AN5L8643. Eng. # 9CUH8185. British Racing Green/black 92 delivery with overdrive, adjustable steering column, heater, laminated windshield and wire wheels. Immaculate engine bay with electric cooling fan. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $38,987. After being imported from the U.S., this Mk II was completely stripped and rebuilt with lots of new panels. After that, a new cylinder block and internals were fitted. Only driven a few hundred km since. Very well bought. #30-1963 JAGUAR XKE convertible. S/N 878562. Red/black canvas/tan leather. Odo: 9,853 km. Delivered new to U.S., into Belgium 1991. Restored by famous Belgian Jaguar dealership Garage De Ridder and serviced by them since. Nicely patinated, paint still in excellent condition. Good door fit and panel alignment. Chrome as-new. Covered headlights. Engine bay nicely detailed with shiny aluminum and attention paid to authen- #7-1965 AUSTIN MINI 2-dr sedan. S/N AA2S7L843811A. British Racing Green & white/green vinyl. Odo: 99,999 km. Originally an 850-cc model, but now with overhauled 998 upgraded with some Cooper elements and twin carbs. Tidy with recent respray. Chrome okay. Clean interior with non-original wood- ticity. Beautiful tan interior. Wood steering wheel. Aluminum dash. Engine runs smoothly. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $109,166. When Jaguar came to Belgium in 1953, Dolf De Ridder prepared his own XK 120 and proved to be faster than the factory car. (But you won’t find this in most history books.) Well bought in the room at just above low estimate. #19-1964 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk III BJ8 convertible. S/N HBJ8L28624. Green/black canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 200 km. Restored in France in 2004, including engine rebuild. Visibly little used since. Good paint, excellent chrome. Straight and good panel fit. Badge bar with extra Lucas high beams. New top and interior. Non-original shift knob and veneer dash. New carpets but worn front seats. New Minilite-type alloys. Cooper badge on the trunk. Belgian registration and roadworthiness certificate. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $14,815. Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL In good condition overall, but more of a hobby project than a collector car. An original would fetch far more. Well sold. FRENCH #41-1924 COTTIN & DESGOUTTES 12 HP Type M torpedo. S/N 15317. Brown & beige/beige canvas/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 71,300 km. Spent past 15 years in a museum, but is reportedly in running order. Two-tone paint looks unnatural. Car lacks patina for its age. Nickel radiator not shiny, and with big, expensive dent from wind-storm damage the day before the sale. Old tires with lots of cracks. Windshield doesn’t fit properly. Seats of this popular microcar. Delivered new to Germany before going to Switzerland, where it stayed for 30 years. Recently complete restoration in Belgium, but retains original interior. Original parts such as door handle in good condition but showing age. New canvas top. Engine enlarged to 300 cc. Offered with restoration invoices, Belgian registration and roadworthiness certificate. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $26,511. Prices for microcars are still moving north. I’d call this well bought at a mid-market price, especially with the canvas top. served with no cracks in the plastic body. Some rust marks on the steel wheels. Shod with Dunlop SP4s, but spare is the original Michelin ZX. Engine bay tidy but dusty. Asnew interior. Odometer reading is surely genuine. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $34,309. Of the 150k or so built, there are still quite a few around. Most were 2wd, but the 4x4 (recognizable by the spare wheel on the hood) is more of a rarity, with an estimated 1,200 built (most in olive drab). A real bargain, barely making its reserve. GERMAN #16-1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S cab- not period and too sleek. Clean engine. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $70,178. Desgouttes was a former engineer with Berliet, and Cottin was his financial partner. The marque was established near Lyon and was known for its technical innovation. The Type M had three valves per cylinder and was the best-known model, thanks to some notable competition successes. Price paid for this ho-hum car was crack in the middle of the $54k–$82k estimate. #8-1972 CITROËN SM coupe. S/N OOSB4381. Pale green metallic/black leather. Odo: 75,000 km. Partly restored to original spec, including repaint in original color. Chrome reasonably good. Dents and some holes drilled in rear bumper. Engine panel fit could be better. Tinted windows. Nice leather interior with lots of patina. New carpets. Overhauled a/c and hydraulics. Offered with resto- riolet. S/N 180030N8507213. Eng. # 1809248504299. Old English White/black canvas/ brown leather. Odo: 10,551 km. “Body off” restoration in 2009, but some minor details overlooked. An attractive cruiser nonetheless. Good paint and matching chrome, nice clean grille. Good panel fit. Doors close with a con- panel fit. Nice leather interior with right amount of patina. Becker Mexico radio. Engine bay got less attention. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $116,963. Good 190SLs are still excellent investments, with prices following the movement of the invaluable 300SLs. This fine example went for a market-correct price, with some room for increase. Well bought. fident sound. No-name fog lights with rust not in line with rest of car. Windshield rubber cracking. Leather and carpets still new. Good wood dash and door cappings, Becker Mexico radio. Clean engine bay. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $116,963. One of 3,429 cabriolets built 1956– 59. These are expensive to restore. Well bought at low estimate. #6-1959 BMW ISETTA 300 microcar. S/N 455502. Two-tone green/gray canvas/red vinyl. Odo: 55,300 km. Well-sorted example ration invoices and valid Belgian registration. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $15,595. Last sold for $19k at Bonhams’ 2010 Reims sale (SCM# 167148). When new, the SM didn’t have the best reputation, mechanically speaking. And its styling is, well... divisive. So it never became a hit, except maybe in its home country, and is not a particularly sought-after collectible. But this one was really cheap. #15-1980 CITROËN MÉHARI 4x4 SUV. S/N 00CE0019. Yellow/black plastic soft top/black vinyl. Odo: 42,265 km. Well pre- 94 #10-1961 PORSCHE 356B roadster. S/N 088885. Eng. # 604614. Condor Yellow/black canvas/gray vinyl & cloth. Odo: 2,094 km. Rare Drauz-bodied 356B. Nut-and-bolt restoration in California at the expense of a Belgian collector, including up-rating of the engine to 90 hp. Flawless with excellent chrome and paint. Interior stunning with cloth-and-leather #9-1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL con- vertible. S/N 12104010017157. Eng. # 1219207519045. Dark blue/blue canvas/red leather. Odo: 6,692 km. Delivered new to the U.S., into Germany 25 years ago, new owner in Italy in 2007. Restored there to high standard. Nice color combo. Good chrome, excellent seats, wooden Porsche steering wheel, seatbelts with Porsche logo, etc. Complete with tool kit, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, restoration file and photographs. Odometer reading is since resto. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $171,546. Probably one of the best 356Bs I’ve seen for sale. The money paid was impressive, but looks in line with the trend. Well bought and sold. #20-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304210016255. Eng. # 12798110012747. Gray/black canvas/black MB-Tex. Odo: 20,075 km. Absolutely fault- Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL Glovebox Notes A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM garage. HHHHH is best. 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC sedan less in and out. Original Becker radio but with a concealed iPod loaded up with ’60s tunes. Two-point seat belts. No hard top. Completely overhauled engine, down to the replacement of all stickers with new ones. New Vredestein Price as tested: $51,400 Equipment: 2.1-liter 196-hp twin-turbo I4 BlueTEC diesel (269 ft-lbs torque), 7-sp auto EPA mileage: 28/45 Likes: The 39 mpg (highway) and nearly limitless (and silent) power aren’t to be overlooked. Most amazing, however, is the Driver Assistance Package, a system of 2D and 3D cameras that read lane markers and traffic to provide a plethora of lengthy-to-explain safety features — including a see-it-to-believe-it automated steering assist that guides the car through 60mph freeway curves and traffic with no hands on the wheel. Dislikes: Interior has the luxurious appointments expected from Mercedes-Benz, but the high-brow analog clock seemed more forcefully opulent than convenient. Otherwise, I’m not one for larger cars, but this one made efficient use of its size. Fun to drive: HHHH ½ Fun to look at: HHHH Overall experience: HHHH ½ Verdict: This was a comfortable luxury-mobile. While the novelty of the Driver Assistance and safety packages were distracting at first, the car became quite easy to drive and mostly intuitive once I familiarized myself with it. The fairly light steering and smooth, boundless diesel power actually made it feel nimble. My co-pilot was well over six feet tall and voiced no issues with the interior space. I’m not sure I’d fork over the extra $2,500 for the 4Matic drive, but the economy of the diesel engine in this caliber of vehicle is a match made in Himmel. — Jeremy Da Rosa Classic tires. Documentation includes restoration invoices, old U.S. certificates of title, original owner’s handbook and driver’s manual, promotional brochures, etc. 75 km since restoration. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $101,368. Delivered new in Germany to a U.S. brigadier general, who took it back home to Texas. Sold in 1985 to Texas Rangers Baseball Club manager Bobby Valentine. Came to Holland in recent years, where it was frame-off restored by a marque specialist. One of the most appealing cars of the sale, and a steal at the price paid. #4-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL con- vertible. S/N 11304210007988. Eng. # 1279810006813. Bordeaux/Bordeaux hard top/ black soft top/black vinyl. Odo: 95,335 km. Delivered new to Spain, still retaining its Spanish paperwork. Well used, but in good original condition. Seats well worn and even torn. Sought-after 4-speed manual transmis- gine bay tidy but showing age. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $127,880. Italian-delivered “oil flap” 911 with the external filler for the oil tank on the passenger’s side—promptly changed back for ’73. Rather rare, as there were only 989 of these 2.4-liter 911S Targas built for ’72. Well bought and sold. #28-1977 PORSCHE 911 2.7 Targa. S/N 9117310887. Eng. # 6371850. Red/black targa/black vinyl & cloth. Odo: 147,500 km. Delivered new to Spain. Federalized bumper and extra lights. Tinted windows. Interior looks original in good condition. Seats in back look new. Paint on wheels flaking. Engine rebuilt 5,000 km ago, photos and invoices on file. Bosch injection overhauled, new clutch. Original service booklet and Porsche certificate. Mileage believed genuine. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $45,225. An above-market result for a Targa nowhere near show-quality. Well sold. #12-1983 TAG CROCO amphibious 4x4. sion. Clean engine bay with kilometers believed original. Original Becker radio. Factory hard top in original Bordeaux. Service assistance book, owner’s notes and owners’ manual. Gearbox is said to be overhauled, clutch and brakes renewed, recent full service. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $54,583. The SL Pagoda remains a popular classic, with steadily rising prices. This one looked very honest. Slightly well sold. #11-1972 PORSCHE 911S Targa. S/N 9112310791. Eng. # 6322095. Albert Blue/ black targa/black & white vinyl & cloth. Odo: 28,402 km. Older body-off restoration by Boxer Motor in Dotternhausen, Germany, looks very good. Repainted in original color. Fuchs alloys and polished rockers. Reasonably good chrome, some scratches visible. Clean interior, seats with original checkered pattern. Tripmaster and original Blaupunkt radio. En- 96 nance invoices and Belgian registration papers, so it is even road-legal. Paddles attached to the roll bar. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $14,815. If you own a large estate with a big pond, this is what you need. There was at least one such person in the room. I’d call this well bought. Sports Car Market S/N N/A. White/black plastic buckets. RHD. Odo: 105 km. Strange craft with four-wheel drive and steering, no suspension but articulated body. Oversize balloon tires give buoyancy for crossing water. As-new, with only 27 hours and 105 km on the clock. Delivered with mainte

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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL TOP 10 No. 6 #40-1994 PORSCHE CARRERA RS coupe. S/N WPOZZZ967PS497129. Eng. # 62P85642. Silver/maroon/black & gray leather. Odo: 139,860 km. One owner. Delivered new in Germany. Very straight for mileage covered. Rear-view mirrors somewhat pitted. Red brake saddles. Magnificent interior with special leather bucket seats with red backside and red seatbelts. New carpets in nents renewed, including brakes, shocks, exhaust, Euro-spec bumpers and km/h speedo. Tools, invoices and manuals included. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $124,761. From the era when Citroën owned Maserati and the mechanical reputation was rather questionable. Sold far above market, but this was a far-above-average vehicle. (See the profile, p. 56.) footwells. Engine bay a bit dusty, but this is still an air-cooled Porsche. Comes with a spare set of Speedline wheels with tires, owner’s wallet, handbook and tool kit. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $366,486. Said to be one of 55 limited-edition 964s. Fierce bidding in the room with three parties led to a record price, making it the unexpected second-most-expensive car of the sale. Well sold. ITALIAN #21-1954 ALFA ROMEO 1900 Sprint coupe. S/N AR1900C01880. Eng. # AR130800894. Azzurro-Verde & Blu Cobalto/blue & gray cloth & vinyl. Odo: 97,872 km. Restored to very high standard in U.S. in late ’90s. Gorgeous color combo. Concours condition inside and out. Bumpers are missing, red Alfa Romeo badge above rear license plate discolored. Pirelli C53 Cinturatos. Clean engine bay with correct twin-spark six. Total engine and gearbox rebuild prior to sale. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $686,186. One of the stars of the sale, but the engine is not the original unit. Nonetheless, strong interest made it the most expensive lot of the sale. Well bought and sold. #3-1961 AUTOBIANCHI BIANCHINA Trasformabile coupe. S/N 032091. Eng. # 110D000296027. Pale blue/black canvas/tan brown & blue cloth. Odo: 2,350 km. Very good order throughout. Two owners from new. Clean interior; new wooden Nardi wheel looks out of place. Good chrome. Original body is said to be untouched; resprayed in original #14-1991 LAMBORGHINI LM002 SUV. S/N ZA9LU45A3LLA12214. Red/black leather. Odo: 1,266 km. One of 328 produced 1986–93. Among the best conserved, too, with only 1,266 km on the clock. Virtually showroom condition. Even retains factory sealed driver’s handbook. With winch and brand-new Pirelli Scorpion tires, specially developed for the “Rambo Lambo.” Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $226,129. With its 5.2-L V12 (the same as in the Countach QV), the LM002 is surely one of the most exotic and exclusive offroaders ever built. As they seldom come to auction, market price is somewhat murky, but bidders kept bidding both on the phone and in the room, establishing a new record. Donald Osborne called this “market-priced” in his January 2014 Etceterini profile. AMERICAN #34-1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 con- Beautiful dash with Nardi wheel. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $218,332. When this car sold at Bonhams’ Paris sale in 2011 for $185k, we wrote, “A nice car indeed, but still just a regular 1900C Series 2. But as a result of all the Alfa enthusiasts in the room, price went 50% above $100k–$115k estimate” (SCM #168814). There were just enough Alfa enthusiasts in Knokke to add another 18% to its value. Well sold. TOP 10 No. 4 #22-1957 MASERATI A6G/54 Allemano coupe. S/N 2116. Eng. # 2112. Blue metallic/ tan leather. Odo: 3,997 km. Very elegant sporting coupe in magnificent order. Most of the interior seems to be original. Colored instrumentation matches exterior. Nardi steering wheel. Clean undercarriage. Borrani wires shod with proper 98 color in the ’90s. This year, the engine, gearbox and electrical components were overhauled and brakes and suspension renewed. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $24,952. The Trasformabile is among the most desirable of these “luxurious” micro-cars. Price seems high for what you get, but is actually well below market. Very well bought. #32-1973 MASERATI BORA coupe. S/N AM11749574. Silver/red leather. Odo: 164 km. Sold new in the U.S. Original-mile car in excellent condition. One good repaint. Stainless roof scratch-free. Excellent gaps, door fit and trim. Stunning original leather interior. Engine bay detailed and clean. Many compo- cracked front bench seat. Engine bay clean and looks well maintained. Whitewalls and nice fake wire hubcabs. Mileage likely original. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $82,654. Imposing cruiser, with a good following in Belgium. In the ’50s, half the cars sold here were American. Bonhams’ low estimation of almost $117k proved very optimistic. I’d call this rather well sold. © Sports Car Market vertible. S/N 536273698. Black/black canvas/ red leather. Odo: 26,089 miles. 331-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Delivered new to New Jersey. Said to have been stored in 1963, rediscovered in 2008, partially restored. Straight body and good panel fit. Chrome mostly new, as is soft top. Original red leather interior. Worn and

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Auctions America Carlisle, PA Auctions America — Fall Carlisle High-sale honors went to an exceptionally well-restored 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible, sold at $182k Company Auctions America Date October 3–4, 2013 Location Carlisle, PA Auctioneers Brent Earlywine, Ben DeBruhl Automotive lots sold/offered 147/256 Sales rate 57% Sales total $2,835,103 High sale 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible, sold at $181,500 Report and photos by Adam Blumenthal Market opinions in italics T raffic extending past the Pennsylvania Turnpike exit and creeping along. License plates hailing from states near and far. A swapmeet boasting 8,100 vending spaces consuming 150 acres of fairgrounds. Welcome to Fall Carlisle. But for the storm clouds that briefly lingered overhead on Friday, an unseasonably warm and sunny day greeted the multitudes. The Expo Center stood across the street from the fairgrounds, and it was there that Auctions America held their two-day sale. The setup was a carbon copy of AA’s Spring Carlisle event in April. In addition to the space inside the conference center, two large tents and ample grounds provided temporary homes for 256 cars of American and foreign 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible, sold at $181,500 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices allegiance. Admission to the swapmeet and car show included entry to the auction, and over two days, a continuous flow of people moved through the venue. Come auction time, the atmosphere in the room was charged. Auctioneers Brent Earlywine and Ben DeBruhl kept the proceedings moving along and held the crowd’s attention as sales ran well into the late evening hours. Top-money honors went to an exceptionally well-restored 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible, sold at $182k. Right behind it was an equally stunning 1957 Chevrolet Corvette roadster. Finished in head-turning Onyx Black and an NCRS National Top Flight award winner, it sold for $105k. A Canadian-built Oldsmobile 442 Holiday hard top with original 400-ci V8 in fantastic condition was a fair deal at $43k, an awesome Chrysler 300G in Raven Black sold for a bargain $47k, and a very nice 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner in Flame Red and Colonial White was a steal at $23k. Trucks have been on the upswing for some Sales Totals time now, and consignors looking to cash out brought some appealing workhorses. A low-mile 1946 Chevrolet 3100 pickup with a nicely detailed cab and wood bed floor had a great stance and was a solid deal at $20k. In the foreign camp, a 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL convertible in 1- condition was a very good buy at $79k. Don’t come to Carlisle expecting to find multi- 2005 Aston Martin DB9 coupe. A bargain at $47,300 100 million-dollar cars. There are plenty of other events that cater to that end of the market. Do come for the colorful mosaic of classic cars from across the collecting spectrum at a broad range of affordable price points. ♦ $3m $2.5m $2m $1.5m $1m 0 Sports Car Market 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

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Auctions America Carlisle, PA ENGLISH #140-1955 MGA 1500 roadster. S/N HDC4310824. Red/tan canvas/tan leather. Odo: 32,132 miles. In Oklahoma most of its life. Restored in early 2000s and covered a few thousand miles since. Like-new paint. Chrome could use a buff. Driver’s door Kienzle clock on glovebox isn’t working. New engine and rebuilt related components. Solex carbs swapped out for Webers. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $79,200. The 190SL doesn’t have the same cachet as its legendary stablemate, the 300SL, but prices for solid, high-quality examples are climbing. They’re routinely breaking $100k, so I’d say the buyer got a great deal on this meticulously restored example. doesn’t open. Weatherstripping all there. Knockoff wire wheels. Tonneau cover. Seats look new. Dual rear-view mirrors. Recent service receipt accompanies sale. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $22,000. Well-executed restoration that stood out despite its diminutive size. Well bought under the $26k–$40k SCM Pocket Price Guide valuation. #391-2005 ASTON MARTIN DB9 coupe. S/N SCFAD01A75GA02864. Blue/tan leather. Odo: 69,360 miles. Miles claimed original. Paint and engine compartment all appear to be original. Lavish interior includes usual Aston niceties such as hand-stitched cowl area looks uneven. Driver-grade engine bay looks original. Original books, M-B Heritage Center documentation. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $43,450. Euro-spec Pagoda 280SL said to be with current owner for 20 years. Prices see-sawed up until three years ago, when they began their slow ascent. They continue to climb, with the average sale approaching the $60k mark. Very well bought. hides for the seats, leather dash and wood trim. Recent service, new tires installed. No buffing needed; this one looks like it just rolled out of the factory. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $47,300. A #1 DB9 for under $50k? Start the music, because the buyer got this for a song. Very well bought. GERMAN #380-1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 1210401001859. Black/tan canvas/red leather. Odo: 13,774 miles. Oneowner car. Full restoration to high standard 10 years ago. Looks rust-free. Stunning color combination. Excellent chrome, save for mottled spot on front bumper. Straight panel gaps. New red leather boot. Exceptional interior has original steering wheel and shift knob. New #117-1976 PORSCHE 912E coupe. S/N 9126000925. Black/black leather & suede. Odo: 122,363 miles. Rebuilt motor now displacing 2.1 liters and fitted with dual Weber downdraft carburetors. Nut-and-bolt restoration in 2007–08 for a reported $18k with many modifications made. Claimed 1k miles since. Decent paint. Seals good. Stock Fuchs wheels #407-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304410011750. Blue/blue hard top/brown soft top/Parchment MB-Tex. Odo: 5,697 miles. Stated to have correct factory colors and options. Paint is a nice, resonant blue. Good chrome. Interior recently refurbished in correct Parchment MB-Tex. Ten miles since. Visor clip broken. Wood trim in oration, cracking. BMW roundel on hood badly scuffed. All seals in place. Passenger’s door fit off. Rear bumper rubber coming undone. Factory alloys. Musty interior. Faded, comfy leather seats. Visor clips are loose; so, too, is driver’s seat adjustment. JVC radio. Trunk has spare, extra carpets, car cover, and a Hirschmann automatic antenna. Service docs, books. No reserve. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $5,225. Had an “M” badge on the deck lid, but it wasn’t the real thing. An elegant yet purposeful grand tourer that just needed some TLC to make it shine once again. It had plenty of life left in it, and price paid was in line with current market. Well bought and sold. IRISH #228-1981 DELOREAN DMC-12 coupe. S/N SCEDT26T3BD005698. Stainless steel/ gray leather. Odo: 12,339 miles. Reportedly received a full restoration in 2007. In allaround good condition. Factory-retrofitted sliding window ports (so gullwing doors wouldn’t hit toll baskets). Weatherstripping hanging off passenger’s door, a/c vent missing louvers on passenger’s side. Dual exhausts. Good engine bay. Power steering, brakes. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $20,000. I reviewed this car when it sold for $33k at Mecum’s Verde Classics sale in Boynton Beach, FL, February 2013 (SCM# 215280). Since then, the scuff mark I noted on the front bumper and small tear on passenger’s seat were gone, with only 29 miles added. A tad better, but it was already good. Seller was right to hold out for more. wearing Tubeless Warrior radials manufactured in China. Looks rust-free. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $20,000. This sold at Mecum Indy in May 2012 for $16k (SCM# 201919). Like our reporter then, I, too, was confounded by the choice of “Chinese-made Walmart minivan tires.” One-and-a-half years and 357 miles later, it fetched more, yielding the seller a small profit. Very well sold. #209-1986 BMW 635 CSI coupe. S/N WBAEC8404G0612473. Red/tan leather. Odo: 61,798 miles. Decent paint shows discol- 102 ITALIAN #116-1978 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER 2000. S/N AR115410004728. Yellow/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 57,847 miles. Reported to have correct Series-2000 engine. Paint has a few chips but is good overall. Rear bumper cracked. Fisheyes on right headlight housing. Chrome has minor pitting. Alloy wheels. Grimy door jambs, inviting interior, comfy seats like new. Clear Jaeger gauges. Pioneer with HD Radio. Wood wheel. Carpets intact, although blue/gray color clashes with Sports Car Market

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Auctions America Carlisle, PA ibility. The Z cars are riding this wave and showing up on the auction blocks more and more. This car had some cosmetic needs, but looked to be turn-key. Assuming all systems check out, sold at a market-correct price with room for the new owner to do some work and possibly come out ahead. Well bought and sold. yellow exterior. Dirty engine bay. Service docs, books, tools, original owner’s manual included. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $3,630. What I think held this car back was: (1) hideous black bumpers (2) anemic Series 2a output and (3) no shortage of nicer examples on the market. But the car looked complete as far as I can tell, aside from the badly cracked rear bumper. I have to call it slightly well bought. #153-1980 FERRARI 308 GTSI Spyder. S/N ZFFAAO2AOA0034367. Silver/black targa/black leather. Odo: 66,194 miles. Not much to fault. Outstanding paint. Light scratch on left rear fender, a few chips. Very good glass. Rides on Michelin radials. Pristine interior. Alpine player. Extensive service records, AMERICAN #379-1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO Biarritz convertible. S/N 5762002192. Black/black vinyl/red leather. Odo: 74,528 miles. 365-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Superb restoration reportedly to original spec. Stunning color combination. Excellent paint, chrome, glass. Autronic Eye. Standard power top, windows, and six-way seat. Factory Sabre-Spoke Decent drivers now routinely sell in the $40k– $50k range. This #2 car sold for #4 money and was an absolute steal. Very well bought indeed. #433-1960 STRYKER SPRINT racer. S/N N/A. White & blue/black vinyl. MHD. 350-ci fuel-injected V8. Late small-block Chevy. Early ’60s Hilborn fuel injection with stacks, new nozzles. Aluminum water pump, belt drive. Cal Custom valve covers, breathers. NOS Norden steering. Early CAE quickchange case. Halibrand smooth front wheels, tools, books. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $25,300. In super condition. Last sold at RM’s Monterey sale in 2004 for $27,500 (SCM# 34793). Nearly 10 years and just 5,100 miles later, it continues to lose favor with the general market. See what happens when you start life as a two-valve car with a wheezy 205 hp? Fair deal for both buyer and seller. JAPANESE #417-1973 DATSUN 240Z coupe. S/N HLS30159696. Lime/black vinyl. Odo: 65,679 miles. Two-owner car. Repaint to original color. Reportedly done in 1999. Looks a bit faded but still respectable. Fisheyes on rear bumper. Good glass, rubber. Shiny aftermarket wheels hard to miss. Well-preserved interior is wheels. Sumptuous interior. Show-quality engine compartment. Power steering, brakes. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $181,500. The top sale of the auction. One of the larger gems to grace the Expo Center. Recently sold at Mecum’s Dallas sale in October 2011 for $138k (SCM# 190493). In two years, it found a new home at over 30% more. I’d say this is the new normal for examples in this condition. Well bought and sold. #388-1957 FORD FAIRLANE 500 Sky- liner retractable hard top. S/N C7FW391440. Flame Red & Colonial White/red & white vinyl. Odo: 61,348 miles. 292-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Original 292 bored 0.030 over. Miles claimed actual. Two-tone paint really works on this car. Very good chrome, but not concours quality. Gold-anodized body side trim looks great. Roomy interior with a/c, AM radio. Seats look and feel new, no wear. Dash Ken’s Equipment wheels at rear. New upholstery, aluminum body panels, dash, firewall. Fiberglass nose, hood, tail section. Auction company rep told me it has a single forward speed. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $19,000. Parked right outside the door to the Expo Center, where it got a lot of eyeballs. Reportedly raced as #73 with Vern Berry, aka “The Garbage Man.” Tough to value, but looked to be in awesome race-ready condition. #373-1961 CHRYSLER 300G 2-dr hard top. S/N 8413177698. Raven Black/red leather. Odo: 154 miles. 413-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Newer body-off restoration. Deep black paint with subtle red pinstriping sharply reflects the Expo Center ceiling lights. New patterned red leather interior has swivel seats, Astra-Dome instrument cluster. Full-length center console creates four-bucket-seat layout. original except for aftermarket seat covers, floorpans. Small tears in headliner. Clock inoperable. Grimy engine compartment. “Z Association of Cleveland, OH” sticker. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,650. Interest in Japanese cars is growing, and certain models that went unnoticed in the past are now poised for collect- 104 scuffed, has a hole where a fixture used to be; gluey substance used as fill-in. Door plungers are stuck. Passenger’s window cracked. Detailed engine bay. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $23,100. Sure, the retractable hard top has a reputation as being unreliable. And yes, it does occupy most of the trunk space when retracted. But practicality aside, it’s a waycool symbol of the dawn of the Space Age. Engine bay a visual feast with cross-ram intakes painted orange against gold anodized dual air cleaners. Power seats, windows, brakes and steering. Pushbutton auto. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $47,300. One of only 1,280 300G hard tops built in ’61. High-quality 300G hard tops don’t bring nearly as much as their convertible counterparts. This car sold for a shade under the SCM Pocket Price Guide $50k–$75k valuation, and I’d say the buyer scored a bargain. Very well bought. #113-1962 STUDEBAKER LARK 2-dr sedan. S/N 62V22279. Black/blue vinyl. Odo: 71,661 miles. 289-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Basic, no-frills hauler. Miles reported to be original. Sports Car Market

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Auctions America Carlisle, PA Decent paint with chips on trunk lid, no major issues elsewhere. Scuffing on grille. Wavy chrome on front bumper, micro-scratches. Driver’s door doesn’t open or close properly. Blanket on split bench seat sporting variegated color pattern conceals tears, cracks, and exposed foam. Engine bay shows use, some rust. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $4,125. Simple, humble and unadorned—yet magically appealing. No doubt the V8 lurking under the hood had something to do with it. At this price, I’d say the buyer got a great deal, as long as there are no surprise mechanical or rust issues. Well bought. #165-1967 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 2-dr hard top. S/N 1381772125248. Red/ black vinyl. Odo: 13,338 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Two owners from new. Nearly flawless inside and out from fresh restoration. Beautiful, even paint. Nice chrome and glass. Cragar SS mags and spinners shod with Kelly Supercharger tires. Sport-Comp gauges under dash. Clock doesn’t work. Driver’s handle loose, doesn’t open window. Thorough atten- standing frame-off rotisserie restoration. Hard to find anything amiss. Meticulously applied paint. Exceptional brightwork, glass. Original options include a/c and power steering. GM Vintage Vehicle Services of Canada documentation included. Artful engine bay. Original window sticker, shipping card, rail transit punch ticket, manuals, Protect-O-Plate. Power steering, brakes. 12-bolt differential. Premium auction placement. Owner on hand to answer questions. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $42,500. Said to be one of 2,590 442 Holiday hard tops built in Canada for the U.S. market. Sold at a considerable premium, but perfection (or close to it) has its price. #404-1970 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUN- NER 2-dr hard top. S/N RM23NOA130863. Tor Red/black & gray vinyl. Odo: 82,367 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Miles reported to be original. Nut-and-bolt restoration completed this past July. Paint, chrome, glass all excellent. Dog-dish hubcaps. Dual exhaust. BF Goodrich radials. Interior looks mostly stock; fresh odor from work done still lingers. Pioneer audio, remote control in glovebox. Pics of restoration in tidy trunk. Detailed engine bay, some corrosion visible on pipes. Important original docs on display. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $41,800. Stated to have correct drivetrain and correct original engine, although I couldn’t verify the claim. While a very well-executed car, the price paid looked like all the money for a conventional Road Runner with base engine and less-desirable auto tranny. Well sold. tion paid to engine bay. Books included. Front discs. 12-bolt Positraction rear. Rebuilt 4-speed. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $26,400. Claimed to be a genuine code-138 SS with a correctly dated 396. Auction prices for these have held steady in the $40k–$45k range the past couple of years. For this low-mile car in great condition, it appears the crowd took a momentary snooze. Very well bought. #374-1968 OLDSMOBILE 442 Holiday 2-dr hard top. S/N 3448781145154. Eng. # 8625389. Matador Red/Parchment vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 4,679 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Original drivetrain, two owners. Out- five-spoke wheels wearing Michelin Pilot Sport tires. Soft top in good condition, just dusty. Spotless interior. iPod hook-up. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $38,500. The owner clearly doted on this low-mileage rocket, which basically presented as-new. Well bought and sold. © 106 Sports Car Market #395-2003 DODGE VIPER SRT10 con- vertible. S/N 1B3JR65Z63V501360. Red/ black canvas/black leather. Odo: 26,108 miles. 8.3-L fuel-injected V10, 6-sp. Aside from small scuff mark and light scratches on bumper, car looks like it just left the showroom. Upgraded side exhausts and chrome Viper

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Bonhams Philadelphia, PA Bonhams — Preserving the Automobile Preservation-class originals ranged from a 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante, sold at $110k, to a 1904 Oldsmobile Curved-Dash Runabout, sold at $55k Company Bonhams Date October 7, 2013 Location Philadelphia, PA Auctioneer Francis Briest Automotive lots sold/offered 57/65 Sales rate 88% Sales total $2,801,930 High sale 1934 Aston Martin 1½-Liter roadster, sold at $264,000 Buyer’s premium 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante, sold at $110,000 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by John Lyons Market opinions in italics 2012 sale. With a primary focus on “preservation” and “barn-find” automobiles, the bidders that come here have a passion for originality and an appreciation for the value of an unrestored car. The auction was again held on a Monday after- B noon, with a two-day preview over the weekend and a nice reception Sunday evening. The Monday format works well, with many enthusiasts in the area for the onhams’ second annual preservation auction at the Simeone Museum in Philadelphia followed up strongly on the success of the Philadelphia, PA annual pilgrimage known as Hershey, less than two hours east of Philly. Of the 65 cars on offer, about 50 were fine, original, preservation-class cars. Bonhams offered cars from all eras, from a possible London-to-Brighton-eligible Oldsmobile Curved-Dash Runabout (sold at $55k), right up through the late 1980s, with a 1986 Daimler limousine ($33k) and a 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante ($110k). The top sale of the auction was a stunning Harrah’s-restored 1934 Aston Martin 1½ Liter, selling for $264k. Next highest was an incredible Peerless Model 29 Park phaeton, which brought $231k. Down in the five-digit price range, a 1952 Hudson Hornet with all-important Twin-H carburetion sold for just $28,600, and a 1932 Ford Model 18 Deluxe sedan looked like an absolute steal at $16,500. In all, Bonham’s sold 57 of the 65 lots on offer, for $2.8m total and a $49k average sold price. That’s more than double the $1.2m earned last year and more than triple the $16k average price. With this focused sale, Bonhams has tapped Top seller; 1934 Aston Martin 1½-Liter roadster, sold at $264,000 108 into the collector-car world’s hunger for authentic originals. And it’s a hunger that appears only to be growing stronger. ♦ Sales Totals $3m $2.5m $2m $1.5m $1m $.5m 0 Sports Car Market 2013 2012

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Bonhams Philadelphia, PA ENGLISH #561-1910 PEERLESS MODEL 29 Park phaeton. S/N 16124. Black/black vinyl/black leather & tan cloth. Stunning car with highquality restoration work as needed. Excellent fit and finish with beautiful paint and trim. Huge presence. Original top with newer liner. Nice rear seating area with some slight moth evidence. Masculine driver’s compartment with good leather seat. Beautiful brass instru- Dirty engine compartment. Clean but undetailed undercarriage. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $264,000. Very desirable and attractive early Aston. This car received more than its share of pre-sale inspections, which led to confident bidding when it came up for sale. Seller, who was sitting in the front row, was ecstatic, but the buyer certainly has reason to be happy as well. #560-1954 JAGUAR XK 120 SE road- mentation flanked by perfect wood. Very clean engine bay. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $231,000. Sold in 2008 at a Bonhams’ auction in Maine for $469k to a very eager bidder (SCM# 118046). Sold again recently for $176k at Bonhams’ 2013 Carmel sale (SCM# 227104). Here again, it sold well over the $200k high estimate (substantially lower than the 2008 forecast). Still, I have to call it well bought. #533-1925 ROLLS-ROYCE 20 HP lan- dau. S/N GML66. Black/tan cloth/tan cloth. Odo: 2,241 miles. Dull paint and brightwork, doors out of alignment. Original interior clean and slightly worn. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $46,200. Last seen in 2008 at Bonhams’ Owls Head sale in Maine, where it sold for $61k (SCM# 117894). Virtually unchanged since ster. S/N S675542. Black/red leather. Odo: 47,359 miles. Exciting color combination and presentation. Great history and provenance. Jaguar Heritage Certificate displayed with car. Very good cosmetic restoration, with a few details overlooked. Nice paint, with nary a blemish. Excellent chrome and trim pieces. Nice chrome on front and rear bumperettes. Spotless interior with beautiful red leather and chrome, especially the grille. Hazy bumpers. Smelly old interior with very poorly stuffed driver’s seat. Stained, dirty and worn carpeting. Old wood with lots of fading and wear. Poorly fitting door panels. Hood inoperable, so no engine inspection although it appears very dirty through the grille. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $33,000. Not sold on the block, but quickly sold thereafter. This might seem cheap for an XK, but the needs list is long and expensive. I expect even a low-cost restoration added to the purchase price will eclipse the value once complete. Very well sold. #507-1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I sedan. S/N LSHF85. Forest green/ red leather. Odo: 50,347 miles. Average original paint with some blending on front quarters noted. Original chrome and trim with cleansing marks. Tidy interior with original leather on rear seat and correct replacement leather on front. Mothballs found in the car. Engine bay flawless wood. All controls and gauges factory-fresh. Engine bay very average and screaming for a high-level detail. Undercarriage also very solid and correct but in need of detailing. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $104,500. Outstanding colors and all the right history and documentation as well. Owners really should have spent two weeks on an engine and undercarriage detail, and the car would have sold for substantially more. A fair price here but with possible upside if the buyer can bring it up that last level. #543-1956 JAGUAR XK 140 SE coupe. that sale, except the mothball smell had been eradicated. I had the same visceral reaction to the car as the previous reporter, finding it compelling, interesting and honest. It sold substantially below the 2008 result here, indicative of the change in the market since then, and perhaps also just having a not-so-good day at the altar. Well bought. #542-1934 ASTON MARTIN 1½-LITER roadster. S/N F4455S. Burgundy/black cloth/ red leather. Odo: 913 miles. Former Harrah’s car with Harrah’s quality and age restoration. Well presented in excellent colors and condition. Nice interior with minimal wear in spite of age of restoration. Nice but dated carpeting. 110 S/N A815713. Forest green/black leather. Odo: 64,897 miles. Very poor presentation far beyond “preservation” or even “barn find.” Terrible fit and finish, a color change from original and lots of needs. Poor door fit, paint checking and chipping everywhere, pitting on Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $198,000. This car sold for well over its $160k high estimate, but as a documented factory Vantage with very good ownership and service history in this white-hot Aston market, I still thought it was a good buy. The biggest negative was the location of the steering wheel. The new owner got a super car and will hopefully drive the living daylights out of it. Sports Car Market scary, with lots of grime and a missing belt. Lots of questions and few answers. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $21,450. Thankfully, I had already reviewed this car and put my note sheet away when it crossed the block, so I wasn’t tempted into thinking it was a steal for a factory lefthand-drive SC1. Buyer has lots to invest to make this car “proceed” like a true Roller. Well sold. #517-1966 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Vantage coupe. S/N DB62650R. Fern green/black leather. Odo: 67,752 miles. Good original car with obvious signs of careful maintenance. Good paint and trim showing lots of pitting. Nice bumpers and grille. Good door fit and nice original glass. Totally original interior with nice appeal. Original sun visors. Nicely worn seats. Clean instruments and controls.

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Bonhams Philadelphia, PA #554-1986 ASTON MARTIN V8 Vo- lante. S/N SCFCV81C1GTL15468. White/ black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 21,858 miles. Great-looking car with excellent color combination and just about all of the right options. Very well maintained from new. Original paint nearly flawless. Plastic federalized bumpers excellent as well. Interior nearly perfect with level. Purchased new by Camille Cosby, wife of Bill. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $20,900. Bill Cosby is a big Porsche collector, but I’d attribute the premium paid here to the car’s condition, rather than the celebrity connection. only slight wear wrinkles on driver’s seat. All wood and plastic controls perfect. Clean original engine. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $110,000. These are rare and have a super look to them. This one had one negative only, and that was the automatic transmission. With active bidding through the $90k–$110k estimate, this looks like a fair deal to buyer and seller. #512-1986 DAIMLER DS420 limousine. S/N SADDWAT14AC200775. White & blue/ blue cloth. Odo: 6,758 miles. Mint original car with exceptional care and servicing since new. Excellent paint with only minimal wear. Alloriginal chrome and trim like showroom-new. Cavernous interior nearly silent with doors shut. Lots of passenger niceties, including wet bar, foot rests, side curtains and headrests. Pristine engine bay. Undercarriage nearly as ITALIAN #516-1964 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 Series I coupe. S/N 6405. Gray/red leather. Odo: 43,046 km. Very original car with older repaint in original color scheme. Lots of chips and cracks in the paint. Poor door fit. Hazy and pitted chrome and trim. Dents in bumpers. Original interior with worn driver’s seat and old worn carpets. Original instrumentation. Very clean engine somewhat out of sync with new. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $33,000. A rare LHD U.S.-spec car. The market is thin for these, as it hasn’t hit its stride from a collector standpoint and a used chauffeur-driven car isn’t exactly high on the one-percenters’ wish lists. This came from one of the best-known collections of Daimlers in the U.S. and was prepared well for the sale. It sold well short of the optimistic $40k–$60k estimate, and I’d hate to see how far below original purchase price. A fair deal and a great prom-hauler for a 99-percenter. GERMAN #520-1983 PORSCHE 928 S coupe. S/N WPOJBO922DS860771. Dark gray/red leather. Odo: 24,432 miles. Incredible preservation car with virtually no use or wear since new. One chip noted on passenger’s door and a small series of scratches on the sunroof from use. Otherwise, virtually showroom-new. Correct later 928 wheels, excellent interior with minor driver’s seat wear. Engine bay very clean to factory standard but not to show- 112 3+. SOLD AT $23,100. With little mentioned in the way of service history, the bidders were left to fend for themselves in viewing this car. Especially with Ferraris and their cost of maintenance, it is important for sellers to accurately and clearly show service history. That said, if this car proves to have a solid service history, it was likely the bargain of the day. the rest of the car. Rust and repair in rockers and door edges. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $125,400. The color combination was about the best thing going for this Ferrari, which to me was the most frightening car in the entire auction. It appeared poorly maintained with a lot of needs, and the catalog reference to the underside needing attention was especially foreboding. I’d hate to see the restoration bills on this car. Well sold. #506-1980 FERRARI 308 GTSI Spyder. S/N ZFFAA02A4A0033545. Red/black targa/ black leather. Odo: 61,254 miles. Excellent original car with minor respray in areas and very good original panel fit. Correct wheels and tires. Very nice interior with driver’s seat wear commensurate with mileage. Some slight shrinkage of dash. All original instruments and controls. Spotless original engine bay. Cond: more modern reproduction. The Standard Catalog lists a Model K for 1908–09, but not 1907. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $14,850. Another one that got away. There are not a lot of these in the SCM Platinum Auction Database, but one sold this past spring at the Dragone Auction for a comparatively hefty $34k (SCM# 216533). This car was easily equal conditionwise. A bargain for someone, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see it again on the auction circuit. #545-1910 DETROIT ELECTRIC MODEL D brougham. S/N 1886. Black/ black leather. MHD. Odo: 7,616 miles. Fairly well-preserved original Detroit Electric. All original body and fabric fenders. Original paint covered in most areas by very old repaint. Doors open and close well. All original glass very nice except crack in windshield. Interior a mess, with lots of parts and other bits more or less poured in prior to sale. Original seat with lots of tears and dry, cracked AMERICAN #525-1907 SCHACHT MODEL K run- about. S/N 1647. Red/no top/black leather. Original car with original wood and metal. Repainted at some point in the very distant past. Original seat with very old replacement leather for the bolster only. All other interior materials original. Remnants of original floormat covering original wood in remarkably good condition. Dirty and stained engine reported to be in running order. Radiator a fair attempt at original but with the look of a much leather. Original fabric on seat back. Original dash, instruments and controls. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $41,800. Due to its very simple and austere design, it probably could be made to Sports Car Market

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Fresh Meat 2013 Tesla Model S P85 Performance by Chad Tyson Bonhams Philadelphia, PA Online sales of contemporary cars run, drive and stop for a minimal investment (plus batteries). If the buyer is able to sort out the mess of parts in the car, I think this could be a usable and even attractive preservation car. Otherwise, a full restoration could be in order. Sold for strong money; now, which road to take? Date sold: 12/03/2013 eBay auction ID: 301025401264 Seller’s eBay ID: bsatizzfydd Sale type: Used car with 786 miles VIN: 5YJSA1CP8DFP13160 Details: Black over black Nappa leather; 85 kwh battery, 1-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $93,500, 23 bids MSRP: $102,520 (as equipped) Other current offering: Byers Imports of Columbus, OH, offering a 2012 P85 in black over black with 1,596 miles for $109,970. 2012 Porsche Panamera 4 #556-1910 PACKARD MODEL 18 4-passenger tourer. S/N 12404. Beige/tan cloth/green leather. Odo: 74,094 miles. Older and terribly dated restoration. Very unappealing color scheme with interior appearing almost pink from fading. Original body solid. Nice accessories, including big brass Packard headlamps. Accessory gas evening lamps and serpentine horn also adorn the exterior. Interior very dated, screaming for new leather. but its care and maintenance over many decades amazed me, as did the period photos and known history. Two 1910 Sears sold in 2008 at Bonhams’ sale in Brookline, MA, for $30k and $32k (SCM# 118205 and #118206, respectively). This result is a world record for a Sears, but with the history and condition, it certainly seems appropriate. #513-1911 STODDARD-DAYTON MODEL 11A tourer. S/N 11A162. Rust/ black vinyl/beige leather. Unfairly graded as a 3; such preserved originality warrants its own special score. An unbelievable find with remnants of original paint and remarkable original sheet metal. Seat covers the only distraction from the amazing overall preservation, but original seat leather found underneath. Original engine bay with stains of generations of Date sold: 12/02/2013 eBay auction ID: 321260320846 Seller’s eBay ID: mclarendowntownchicago Sale type: Used car with 44,597 miles VIN: WP0AA2A75CL013418 Details: Black over black leather; 3.6-liter V6 rated at 300 hp, 4-sp auto, AWD Sale result: $64,000 (26 bids) MSRP: $79,800 (base) Other current offering: Couture Customs in Scottsdale, AZ, asking $89,988 for a white-over-black 2012 Panamera 4 with 6,317 miles. 2012 Maserati Quattroporte S Floors solid and original. Engine clean with a few leaks here and there, indicating recent use and enjoyment. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $129,800. Last seen at auction in 2008 at Bonhams in Brookline, MA, no-saling at $170k (SCM# 118253). The market is strong for early Packards, and this car performed well on the block. The colors left a lot to be desired, and I think at the very least, a full cosmetic restoration is in order. #527-1910 SEARS MODEL P buggy. S/N 2321. Black/black vinyl/black leather. Wellpreserved original car with incredible documentation and provenance. All-original body with only a very old repaint from new. Neverpainted running boards. Interior in incredible time-capsule condition with only the seat cushion showing signs of any sort of restoration ever. Original engine dirty but reported to be fully functional. A very cool early car. Stan- use and subsequent storage. Newer vinyl top. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $148,500. Consigned by a respected Rhode Island collector. Incredible and very recent barn discovery with minimal time to prepare for sale. Engine turns but was not made to run. A ton of eye appeal and a rightfully important early motorcar. Sold strong, but there is value in charm, and this car has oodles of it. #532-1917 PIERCE-ARROW MODEL 38 tourer. S/N 38645. Red & black/tan cloth/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 22,460 miles. Older cosmetic restoration. Decent paint with lots of chips and blemishes. Minimal trim in nice condition. Grille-mounted headlamps indicate likelihood of the first owner being from a state that prohibited the trademark fender-embedded units. Little-known history prior to the mid 1980s. Original seats and floors. Interior door panels also nice originals. Copious in- Date sold: 11/26/2013 eBay auction ID: 221320614526 Seller’s eBay ID: midwestmotorsinc Sale type: Used car with 17,108 miles VIN: ZAM39JKA1C0062358 Details: Nero Carbonio over Rosso Corallo leather; 4.7-liter V8 rated at 425 hp, 6-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $84,372 (24 bids) MSRP: $127,250 (base) Other current offering: Ferrari Maserati of Fort Lauderdale, FL, offering a black-over-tan 2012 Quattroporte S with 5,767 miles for $94,900. ♦ dard Catalog lists a Model P for 1911–12, but not 1910. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $38,500. I had no plan to review this car prior to the auction, 114 strumentation indicative of a sporting first owner perhaps. Massive engine in original and undetailed condition. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Philadelphia, PA $74,800. Last sold for $123k at Bonhams’ 2008 sale in Owls Head, ME (SCM# 118132). Of the “Three Ps,” only Packard seems to command the big bucks these days. Not really “preservation,” considering the cosmetic restoration, so likely a restoration candidate or a tourer. I don’t see a whole lot of money left in it with either choice, so hopefully new owners will own and love this car as the past owners have. #529-1918 LOCOMOBILE MODEL 48-2 Sportif tourer. S/N 14760. Forest green/ tan vinyl/black leather. Odo: 50,592 miles. Restored generations ago. Average paint and door fit. Minimal trim in condition commensurate with age of restoration. Discolored and ill-fitting top. Paint flaking in several areas. Much older restored interior with very old and used front seat. Rear seat better but also old in ’32 V8 for under 20k? Why didn’t I buy this car?! Another bargain of the day, I think. Pristine enough to drive the daylights out of every day and no need to worry about some road rash. Very well bought. #531-1934 PACKARD EIGHT Model 1101 tourer. S/N 71011. Black/beige cloth/ black leather. Odo: 48,825 miles. Very handsome and well-preserved ’34. Refreshing to see an all-original Standard Eight that hasn’t magically become a Super Eight or a Twelve. Very original save for a partial repaint. Nice chrome and trim with limited pitting. Paint crazing and checking typical of a car of this appearance. Surprisingly tidy engine bay. No reserve. Formerly owned by ex-General of the Armies John Joseph “Black Jack” Pershing. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $88,000. Last sold at Bonhams’ 2008 sale in Brookline, MA, for $161k (SCM# 118250). This car lacked many of the characteristics that collectors seek in the earlier (pre-1916) cars. It has a good presence, and the provenance is always helpful, but in the end, the car sold well below the optimistic $120k low estimate and likely right on the money. BEST BUY #519-1932 FORD MODEL 18 Deluxe sedan. S/N 1814757. Maroon/ black vinyl/light brown cloth. Odo: 7,116 miles. True time-capsule Ford from the highly desirable and newly introduced 1932 V8 line. Completely original with only tires and repainted wheels not original to showroom in ’32. Slightly duller paint with some checking. Spartan trim very nice original. Newer running boards. Interior dead-stock- age and level of preservation. Entirely original interior including seats, floors and carpeting. Original instruments with some yellowing with age but still very legible and apparently functional as well. Original cloth top also yellow from age. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $90,200. Last sold for $156k at Bonhams’ 2008 sale in Owls Head, ME (SCM# 118038). Too good to restore, this Packard was one of the better preservation cars in the sale. Packard prices in general have been down over the last few years, and I think a few years from now, this will look like a bargain. Well bought. #509-1952 HUDSON HORNET Twin-H sedan. S/N 183883. Black & white/gray & white cloth. Odo: 57,918 miles. 308-ci I6, 2x1-bbl, 3-sp. Very cool and desirable “stepdown” Hudson. Original paint with lots of chips and scratches. Original chrome bumpers in average original shape. Outstanding stainless trim. All original glass. Excellent panel fit with driver’s door anchor slightly misaligned. original. Clean engine bay. Spotless undercarriage. Only negative is the body style being the rather mundane Fordor Sedan. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $16,500. A totally correct factory 116 Original Twin-H engine with correct carburetors and air cleaners with only remnants of their original decals. Clean trunk with spare and original jack. Spotless undercarriage with no rust or accident repair. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $28,600. These almost never come up for sale, as the survival rate is miniscule. But the best Twin-H-equipped Hornets have broken $100k, so the buyer has big upside here, potentially. © Sports Car Market

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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report Highlights from Silverstone in Hampshire, U.K.; Silver in Portland, OR; Anglia in King’s Lynn, U.K.; Mecum in Schaumburg, IL; Dan Kruse Classics in Austin, TX; Worldwide in Lake Forest, IL; H&H in Droitwich, U.K. CarFest South Company: Silverstone Auctions Location: Hampshire, U.K. Date: August 25, 2013 Auctioneer: Jonathan Humbert Automotive lots sold/offered: 49/75 Sales rate: 65% Sales total: $1,223,100 High sale: 1952 Bentley Mk VI Special by Charles Teall, sold at $82,235 Buyer’s premium: 12.5%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.64) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Portland Fall 2013 Company: Silver Auctions Location: Portland, OR Date: September 27, 2013 Auctioneer: Mitch Silver Automotive lots sold/offered: 58/150 Sales rate: 39% Sales total: $841,968 High sale: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible, sold at $83,160 Buyer’s premium: 8%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Jeremy Da Rosa August Classic Car Auction Company: Anglia Car Auctions Location: King’s Lynn, U.K. Date: August 24, 2013 Auctioneer: Barry Hawkins Automotive lots sold/offered: 143/166 Sales rate: 86% Sales total: $2,807,491 High sale: 1962 Alvis TD21 drophead coupe, sold at $97,936 Buyer’s premium: 5%, $116 minimum, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.64) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Chicago 2013 Company: Mecum Auctions Location: Schaumburg, IL Date: October 10–12, 2013 Auctioneers: Mark Delzell, Mike Hagerman, Bob McGlothlen, Jim Landis, Matt Moravec Automotive lots sold/offered: 615/917 Sales rate: 67% Sales total: $18,209,888 High sale: 1963 Harley Earl Corvette convertible, sold at $1,605,000 Buyer’s premium: 7% (minimum $500), included in sold prices Report and photos by Dan Grunwald Hill Country Classic Company: Dan Kruse Classics Location: Austin, TX Date: September 28, 2013 Auctioneer: Daniel Kruse Automotive lots sold/offered: 119/177 Sales rate: 67% Sales total: $2,538,030 High sale: 1965 Shelby continuation Cobra, sold at $154,000 Buyer’s premium: 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Cody Tayloe Chateau Impney Company: H&H Location: Droitwich, U.K. Date: December 4, 2013 Auctioneer: Simon Hope Automotive lots sold/offered: 60/90 Sales rate: 67% Sales total: $2,180,639 High sale: 1939 Lagonda V12 tourer, sold at $330,138 Buyer’s premium: 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Paul Hardiman 1983 Ferrari 512 BBi, sold at $93,500—Worldwide Auctioneers’ The Burt Collection Auction 118 The Burt Collection Company: Worldwide Auctioneers Location: Lake Forest, IL Date: September 21, 2013 Auctioneers: Rod Egan, John Kruse Automotive lots sold/offered: 121/121 Sales rate: 100% Sales total: $1,579,537 High sale: 1983 Ferrari 512 BBi, sold at $93,500 Buyer’s premium: 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Joseph Seminetta ENGLISH TOP 10 No. 8 #82-1939 LAGONDA V12 tourer. S/N 14092. Blue/blue cloth/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 51,600 miles. Fac- tory-bodied car, recently restored from an untouched original. Excellent paint (barring a couple of tiny blemishes on the fenders), plat- ing and leather all just look a bit new and bright. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $330,138. Previously sold for $150k at H&H Buxton in 2006, then in barn-stored condition, off the road since 1970 (SCM # 42510). Well bought and sold today. H&H Auctions, Droitwich, U.K., 12/13. #10-1948 HRG 1½-LITER roadster. S/N W158. Green/gray canvas/red leather. RHD. Odo: 30,585 miles. Straight and tidy, lightly creased black top faded to gray. Color change from red in ’80s. Was in California in the ’70s before returning to the U.K. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $71,530. Before co-founding HRG, Ron Godfrey founded GN with Archibald FrazerNash. The HRG with its racing background is almost as minimal as the GN. The survival rate is good, with about 225 of 241 cars still with us. (The 1½-liter is the most numerous.) Sold better than expected, but the right money for a very usable and rare Brit sportster. H&H Auctions, Droitwich, U.K., 12/13. Sports Car Market

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Roundup #165-1952 BENTLEY MK VI Special roadster. S/N B351NY. Blue/black cloth/black leather. RHD. Odo: 82,676 miles. Well made (in 1973) by one of the leaders in the field. In good order, but like a lot of Bentley Specials, ill-proportioned on standard-length chassis and rather ugly with too-small wheels—a limi- tation of the available tires then. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $82,235. Sold mid-estimate, at a similar price achieved for the more elegant Mallalieu Mk VI special sold by Bonhams at the Goodwood Revival a few weeks later for $83k (SCM# 227836). So looks market-correct. Silverstone, Hampshire, U.K., 08/13. #25-1953 ALLARD K3 roadster. S/N DR024023CAL. British Racing Green/black leather. One of 62 made (57 reportedly delivered to U.S.). Thick paint. Chrome knockoff wheels. Outside filler cap. New dash. No top. New odometer. Seats torn. Decent chrome. Numbers-matching Cadillac engine with Offenhauser aluminum valve covers. Air cleaner not fitted. Parts stored in trunk. One of the auction’s showcase cars. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $55,000. An attractive British body mated to an American V8. This car was in need of a restoration but it looked like most of the parts were present. If everything works, this could be a good purchase, as restored examples can easily break six figures. Well bought. Worldwide Auctioneers, Lake Forest, IL, 09/13. #113-1955 LAND ROVER SERIES I 88-inch utility. S/N 170600255. Green/buff canvas/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 14,858 miles. Slightly ripply restoration over 10 years by last owner, but no worse for that. All there and everything works, with no rot and lots of new parts. With freewheeling front hubs and decent new tilt. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $16,089. Probably originally in service with the RAF. Offered at no reserve and sold where predicted at less than half what Silverstone has achieved for concours-restored examples. But this usable Landie in much more realistic condition looks to me like a better value than a trailer queen. Silverstone, Hampshire, U.K., 08/13. #52-1956 JAGUAR XK 140 coupe. S/N 804443DN. White/green leather. RHD. Odo: 88,260 miles. Straightish and shiny, door fit only average. Some cracks in paint, overspray on trunk floor. Lightly creased leather, and smells musty inside. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $73,364. Sold at the right money. I wouldn’t February 2014 119

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Roundup have mentioned the door realignment in the catalog... H&H Auctions, Droitwich, U.K., 12/13. #48-1957 SMITH F2 racer. S/N 23302. Silver/black vinyl. MHD. First of two F2 racers built by Gerald Smith, originally known as the Mason Master special, and it’s included here because it ran at the Chateau Impney hillclimb in 1959 and 1960. Climax engine and rear-mounted sequential transaxle. Overall good order for racer, in recent use, hence rainlight and roll bar, with FIA papers and ready Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $33,000. While far from perfect, this is a running and driving BJ7, perfect for knocking around until it’s time for a good restoration. Almost everything needs attention, from the paint, to the trim, interior and engine compartment, but nothing too terrible to keep it off the road. Values have been pretty consistent over the years, with a wide price gap separating the prices of concourslevel and average examples. Well bought and sold. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/13. treated to an older restoration; stressed leather on the seat back. Wood-dash inlays replaced in 1990s and in great shape. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $48,400. Said to have won “Best In Show” and “Best In Class” at a 2009 show at the ACD Museum against 40 other Morgans. These cars are relatively easy to own, with parts readily available from a host of suppliers. Values have remained flat for several years. Price paid here was market-correct or slightly high. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/13. to run. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $61,991. Being sold by its second owner, author and Lotus fancier Jeremy Bouckley. Pre-sale, the Formula Junior Historic Racing Association, on whose website this was advertised, reckoned the £19k–£24k ($31k–$39k) estimate was ridiculously low. Well, they would say that, wouldn’t they, but they turned out to be right. Well bought and sold. H&H Auctions, Droitwich, U.K., 12/13. #S245-1957 TRIUMPH TR3 roadster. S/N TS12340. White/black canvas/red vinyl. Odo: 26,817 miles. New top, paint and interior. Chrome peeling on windshield-surround, dull aluminum grille. Fitted with headlight stone guards. Trunk lid fits high in the corners. Very shiny tires on Minilite-style rims. Cond: Cond: 3. SOLD AT $32,179. Nicest of the As, with early-type grille and taillights but a little more power. Offered by a London MG dealer and sold where expected. Silverstone, Hampshire, U.K., 08/13. 2-. SOLD AT $27,820. Someone once told me that he could strike a match on the pavement for his cigar while driving his TR3. The lowcut doors make that believable. Both parties should be comfortable with this sale price. Mecum Auctions, Schaumburg, IL, 10/13. #42-1958 MORGAN PLUS 4 drophead coupe. S/N 3930. Red/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 30,083 miles. Older restoration with paint touch-ups on passenger’s door, noticeable scratch on driver’s fender. Paint prep issues in front of windshield. Soft top has been repaired where it meets the trunk. Chrome is older but in very nice condition. Glass and window rubber in good condition. Interior 120 #3-1963 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk II BJ7 convertible. S/N HBJ7L19977. Red/tan vinyl/black leather. Odo: 293 miles. Same owner since 1972. Low-quality paint work with prep issues and overspray here and there. Chrome is mostly shiny with a straightening repair to the rear bumper. Front grille is dull with dents. Poor panel fit with alignment issues on both doors. Sizable panel gap on trunk lid. Large puncture in driver’s seat back. Clear gauges. Well-worn engine compartment. #191-1960 MGA roadster. S/N GHN80660. Red/black vinyl/red leather. RHD. Odo: 14,837 miles. Original RHD U.K.-market car. Thickly repainted with lots of overspray underneath. But has original leather. #172-1965 JAGUAR XKE coupe. S/N 1E20746. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 4,303 miles. Shiny and restored but not as nice close up. Some filler in the rockers. Paint getting a bit edgy. Creased leather. Webasto-type sun- roof is not as fashionable now as when it was new. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $78,659. First owner was diminutive comedian Charlie Drake. The car had a great history and plenty of bills, but it did well to get this far for its condition. Silverstone, Hampshire, U.K., 08/13. #S115-1965 SUNBEAM TIGER convert- ible. S/N B38200065LRXFE. Black/black cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 94,884 miles. Light paint scratching on tops of front fenders, couple of visible cracks in paint on rear deck, heavy, rough orange peel by the left hood hinge. Wiper scratches on windshield. Soft top weatherstripping is hard and cracking. Minilite-style aftermarket alloy wheels. Born with a Ford 260-ci V8; the current engine is a 302 with a stated 275 hp. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $40,660. A Mk I/IA with an engine swap that sold for matching-numbers Mk II money. Well sold, but should be fun. Mecum Auctions, Schaumburg, IL, 10/13. #181-1969 LOTUS ELAN Series 4 con- vertible. S/N 458707. Yellow/black vinyl/ black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 15,259 miles. Restored on a new chassis. Paint not very old, no stars or chips but with a few sink marks. Interior seat vinyl and timber dash very good, although door trim slightly worn, as usual. Recent engine refresh, new top, refurbed wheels and sold with an original owner’s Sports Car Market

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Roundup $44,000. If you liked the color, you could enjoy this car the way it sat. Series III roadsters are catching a bit. They are not as beautiful or simple as the earlier cars, but they have tremendous torque with a British driving experience. Fair price to both seller and buyer. Worldwide Auctioneers, Lake Forest, IL, 09/13. manual. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $28,067. S4 is the slightly unloved one on Strombergs, which may keep the price down, although marque expert Miles Wilkins says they’re nicest on the road. Previously sold by Silverstone at its Northamptonshire auction in 2012 with 10 fewer miles for $27,891 against a $31k–$38k estimate (SCM #201967). I marked this as a 3+ last time in a gloomy auction room, but this time it was outdoors in bright sunlight... Silverstone, Hampshire, U.K., 08/13. #88-1972 FORD ESCORT RS1600/Mex- ico 2-dr sedan. S/N BFATMR10851. Blue/ black velour. RHD. Odo: 4,355 miles. Started life as a left-hand-drive RS1600, now a Mexico (basically the same thing with pushrod instead of twin-cam power) in RHD. Prepped as a Safari Rally car with basic leaf-spring but turreted rear-suspension setup, Capri brakes. mileage claimed original. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $88,037. If you could see past the hideous color, whitewalls and clunky top (which I can’t), there was probably a decent car hiding under there somewhere. Full marks to a buyer with broader vision than your blinkered reporter. H&H Auctions, Droitwich, U.K., 12/13. Glass all around, not Perspex. Overall good order, with a few rust bubbles coming through on front edge of hood. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $23,843. Could be used as a Clubmans rally car, or could be converted into a top-running historic stage rally car, given a large injection of cash to buy a BDA and a bunch of trick bits. Either way, a bit of a steal as it stood. H&H Auctions, Droitwich, U.K., 12/13. #78-1972 JAGUAR XKE Series III con- vertible. S/N UC1S20621. Light blue/black cloth/navy blue leather. Odo: 56,206 miles. Fresh amateur restoration. Missing some minor trim pieces. Incorrect crinkle paint under the hood. New convertible top. Freshly rebuilt engine. Good panel gaps. “Title in transit” announced during auction. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT #36-1976 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR III convertible. S/N 23111925. Green/tan cloth/ tan vinyl. Odo: 64,576 miles. 170 Jensen Interceptors were hand-built during this final year of production. Body appears solid with good panel gaps. Paint worn and tired. Shiny brightwork. Engine bay rusty and dirty. Some interior bits loose. Rough convertible top. #19-1974 JAGUAR XKE Series III V12 convertible. S/N 1S2256. Lilac/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 32,222 miles. Good order with rare Weathershield hard top incorporating sunroof (which I have never seen before). Repaint in original color, leather lightly creased, low Carpet and seats smell of moisture. With a/c, power steering, power brakes. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $31,900. This lot looked good from 10 feet, but its needs were apparent upon close inspection. A new interior and top would go a long way toward making this an enjoyable driver. Beyond that, the price paid will not allow too much room for refurbishment. Well sold. Worldwide Auctioneers, Lake Forest, IL, 09/13. #84-1979 MORGAN PLUS 8 roadster. S/N R8561. Black/black cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 47,603 miles. Looks older than it is, with narrow wings and nice patina. Paint probably original, leather beautifully worn in. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $38,516. Sold slightly on the low side compared with retail prices, so well bought. Owner said it was the best-value 122 Sports Car Market

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Roundup FRENCH #42-1959 FACEL VEGA HK500 coupe. S/N HKS2. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 22,064 miles. One of 500 produced. Car has reportedly never been restored. Faded, scratched paint. Very faded chrome. Wheels painted different colors. Needs a new interior. Fold-flat rear seats. Dual exhaust. Power windows. Plus 8 on the market today, and he wasn’t far wrong. H&H Auctions, Droitwich, U.K., 12/13. #254-1979 TRIUMPH SPITFIRE con- vertible. S/N FM91503U0. Maroon/maroon hard top/tan cloth & vinyl. Odo: 31,808 miles. Looks all original. Paint with swirls and chrome pitted, but neither unusually so. Gaps okay. Hard-top contact points on body scuffed and scraped. Engine bay tidy with some newer ancillary pieces. Wire wheels dazzling. Over- Ponto mirror. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $37,542. Mice had eaten the seats, but that didn’t stop bidders from pushing this to a very strong price. Anglia Car Auctions, King’s Lynn, U.K., 08/13. #PC11-1960 PORSCHE 356B T-5 Road- ster. S/N 86947. Red/red fiberglass/black vinyl. Odo: 70,331 miles. Solid, straight and clean, nothing missing and still with Drauz plates on front fenders, but fitted with a 1964 SC engine that turns but can’t be run. Rare Push-button gear selector. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $78,100. Classic French design with a Chrysler engine and aircraft-inspired dash. There was a lot of interest in this lot. Although it desperately needs to be restored, it is a worthy candidate. The best cars can push $200k. Fairly bought for condition. Worldwide Auctioneers, Lake Forest, IL, 09/13. GERMAN all good example. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,076. Other than the unoriginal “sport” steering wheel, this Triumph was as it came in ’79. The hard top had been on and off quite a bit, as the scuffs and scratches showed. Having said that, the top itself was in equal condition to the car—used but cared for. Seems like a bargain for the price. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR 09/13. #S60.1-1983 MARCH INDY Kraco racer. S/N 83007. Yellow, blue & red/black racing bucket. MHD. 161-ci turbocharged V8, 5-sp. Driven by Mike Mosley in the 1983 Indy 500, qualifying for front-row-center starting position. Has a couple of visible fiberglass cracks in the paint and some heat discoloration runs. Instruments and all other parts inside. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $37,542. With U.S. title and copy of Kardex. Fairly bought and sold. Anglia Car Auctions, King’s Lynn, U.K., 08/13. #PC1-1958 PORSCHE 356A 1600 Super coupe. S/N 103464. Meissen Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 87,212 miles. Rusty and dinged. Interior shabby, too. Still with sealed-beam headlights, Blaupunkt Bremen radio, luggage rack and on the exhaust. Powered by a 161-ci engine putting out 720 horses at 11,000 rpm! Cond: 2. SOLD AT $19,795. Cheap to buy, although it won’t be cheap to race or maintain, and the catalog description didn’t mention running condition. In any case, will look cool in the new owner’s garage. Mecum Auctions, Schaumburg, IL, 10/13. 124 Sports Car Market stereo. Runs and drives but no brakes. U.S. title. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $65,290. Barn-find car, speedo in km, but Arizona plates from 1995. Slightly well sold. Anglia Car Auctions, King’s Lynn, U.K., 08/13. #PC30-1963 PORSCHE 356B T-6 cab- riolet. S/N 157214. Red/black vinyl/brown leather. Odo: 36,528 miles. Head and shoulders above the rest of the lots in the sale, looking almost retail-standard. Good and straight, not rotten, leather okay, a few scuff marks in #PC32-1958 PORSCHE 356A coupe. S/N 104961. Gray. Partly restored. Straight and not too rotten, but there are a few pinholes here and there. Floors have been replaced. Engine and gearbox look to have been rebuilt, and it hard top as well as soft top. Interior vinyl needs restitching. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $96,303. Tied for high of the sale with another 356, Lot PC30, and quite rightly for one of the rarest and most desirable cars (if not the shiniest). Anglia Car Auctions, King’s Lynn, U.K., 08/13. #PC12-1960 PORSCHE 356B T-5 cab- riolet. S/N 153476. Red/black cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 53,854 km. Solid, dull paint, a few rust bubbles. Black leatherette intact. Modern

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Roundup rest of interior. Optioned with LSD, tonneau cover, dipping interior mirror, spare-parts bag, foglamps, Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $96,303. Originally supplied to Competition Motors of Hollywood. Driven 90 miles to the sale. Joint high spot of the sale, shared with Lot PC11, the ’60 Roadster. Well bought and sold. Anglia Car Auctions, King’s Lynn, U.K., 08/13. #58-1965 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304210011335. Red/red hard top/tan soft top/tan leather. Odo: 20,703 miles. Recent respray coming off in driver’s door jamb. Nice interior and dash. Includes factory hard top. Missing glovebox lock. Has power brakes. “Title in transit” announced tial, although the sums don’t really stack up— the 911 is outclassed now, and complete ready-to-go cars can be had for £35k ($54k), while this will be £75k ($120k) by the time it’s finished. Anglia Car Auctions, King’s Lynn, U.K., 08/13. #122-1969 PORSCHE 911T Targa. S/N 119110163. Eng. # 6190362. Green/orange & brown vinyl & velour. Odo: 1,961 km. Restored and shiny. Rockers and floors good with lots of underseal. Trunk floor not hit, drains still intact. Some new trim inside. Exhausts and heat exchangers good. New Nylocs on during auction. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $40,700. These very usable classics are increasing in value, but nice cars can still be bought in the $50k range. This restoration looked okay from 10 feet, but flaws were obvious upon close inspection. Well sold. Worldwide Auctioneers, Lake Forest, IL, 09/13. #61-1966 PORSCHE 911 coupe. S/N 303259. Blue/blue houndstooth. Odo: 89,904 miles. California tags. Surface rust in areas, but battery-box and torsion-bar areas are solid. Claimed matching-numbers, per COA. Wood wheel. Incorrect dash material. Webasto gas heater. Body parts in front trunk. Cond: 4. cam covers. Complete with lots of bills, history and books. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $54,525. The right money for a decent small-bumper 911 at the moment in the U.K., even allowing for the targa roof, which normally knocks the value by about 10%. Silverstone, Hampshire, U.K., 08/13. #125-1971 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2-dr sedan. S/N 1112100736. Inferno Orange/ tan vinyl. Odo: 11 miles. Very nice fresh restoration completed in 2012. Paint is all new and better than original. All new glass, rubber, and trim. Fresh, new interior. Headliner is bunching under corners of rear glass. Refreshed en- SOLD AT $52,800. Early 911 prices have been volatile but rising. This was a good base for a total restoration, but add paint, interior parts, mechanical work and rust repair, and you will greatly exceed the value of a restored car. Well sold. Worldwide Auctioneers, Lake Forest, IL, 09/13. #PC21-1967 PORSCHE 911S coupe. S/N 306663S. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 2,848 km. Said to be 95% complete. All lights missing. Odd flared rear fenders. Interior vinyl all intact, but driver’s seat is collapsed. Gearbox matches original recorded, but crankcase is numberless, so probably a replacement. Sold with Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $43,255. Obvious rally poten- 126 gine looks brand new. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $6,325. Eleven miles out of a fresh restoration. This was one of the best cars at the auction, conditionally, but the auto-stick transmission and bold color hampered bidding, yielding one of the weekend’s best deals. Even though Sports Car Market

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Rising Sun Recent sales of Japanese collector cars by Tony Piff (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) # 350855695493-1986 Chrysler Conquest coupe. S/N JP3BC54VXGZ036514. 103,950 miles. “This was a 62-year-old man’s garage queen for the past 21 years. Bone-stock, unmodified and unmolested. Repainted 22 years ago, clearcoat flaking in spots. Minor oil leaks. Runs and drives great. 5-speed.” Condition 3+. Roundup parts are cheap, you can’t build one for the sales price. Very well bought. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/13. #PC24-1972 PORSCHE 911E coupe. S/N 9112200907. Red/beige leather. Odo: 55,427 miles. Said to be 95% complete, although that doesn’t include the headlights, and someone’s added an RSR-type front bumper molding. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $48,268. Originally supplied to Guernsey, U.K. (where there is a 40 mph speed limit). Sold at strong money, but good examples have been climbing in the past two years. Silverstone, Hampshire, U.K., 08/13. SOLD AT $6,000. The Mitsubishi Starion and the rebadged Chrysler Conquest (collectively dubbed “Starquests”) offer torque, handling and outrageously angular styling that looks cooler with each passing year. Whether the badges say “Mitsubishi” or “Chrysler” is a far less important issue than condition. (The widebody ESI-R and TSi with Sports Handling Package represent the Holy Grail of ’80s Japanese GT cars.) Well bought. eBay Motors, 8/25/2013. # 221287003896-1976 Mazda RX3 coupe. S/N S12A181827. “No-rust California car. Exterior in excellent condition. New paint. Custom interior in very nice shape with Acura seats, Grant steering wheel. Dash is cracked. Aftermarket mesh wheels. Unmodified 12A rotary engine tuned by certified rotary mechanic, runs very well. 5-speed with new clutch. Smog parts removed but included.” Condition: 3+. Not original motor but of the correct type, and turns by hand. Fairly solid. Leather is split. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $37,542. Late-production ’71 car (one of 1,124), titled as a ’72. With U.S. title. Well sold, far beyond what was expected. Anglia Car Auctions, King’s Lynn, U.K., 08/13. #153-1974 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER double-cab pickup. S/N 2642074158. Orange/tan vinyl. Odo: 65,468 miles. Older repaint with some overspray around windows and unevenness on the rear of the cab below back glass. Various touch-ups throughout. Aging rubber, especially around door glass with a six-inch chunk missing on the passenger’s sill. Dent noted behind driver’s door. Windshield replaced but scratches #97-1988 PORSCHE 944 coupe. S/N WP0AB0948JN472746. Metallic black/gray leather. Odo: 84,881 miles. Faded dash and paint. Center console disconnected in front seat. Fifteen-inch telephonedial wheels. Dirty engine. “Title in transit.” Cond: 3. SOLD AT $1,925. These are neither BEST BUY SOLD AT $7,600. You could pay a lot more than this for someone’s unfinished rotary project, and it wouldn’t be this close to stock. Very well bought. eBay Motors, 9/28/2013. # 131022079248-1982 Toyota Starlet hatch- back. S/N JT2KP61G5C5572457. 80,000 miles. “Unmodified car. Original owner. Kept indoors and driven weekly. Paint looks fair for a 30-year-old Toyota. Factory stripes, louvers on rear glass. Exterior has a few dings. Driver’s seat torn. Well maintained.” Condition: 3. showing on side glass. Tidy interior with newer seat coverings and a two-inch rip on passenger’s door panel. Dash plastic somewhat faded. Clear, easy-to-read gauges. Upgraded dual-carb setup on dirty engine. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $17,160. No-saled at $17k just a few weeks ago at Mecum Dallas (SCM# 227662). A month before that, it sold for $15k at Mecum Monterey (SCM# 227430). Call it market-priced here. These Transporters are cool, but not nearly as valued as the earliergen rigs. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/13. 128 128 SOLD AT $4,000. At a barely-there 1,724 lbs, the RWD Starlet is lighter than a Pinto and is actually a sought-after drag-racing shell for a certain subset of batsh*t crazies. Intact examples are pretty much all gone, so considering the unmolested condition, 5-speed and oh-so-’80s graphics, I could see a forward-thinking collector paying this much, maybe. eBay Motors, 10/22/2013. ♦ #153-1987 AUDI QUATTRO coupe. S/N WAUZZZ85HA900619. Red/gray velour. RHD. Odo: 51,000 miles. In good order, although someone has sprayed everything underneath black, which somewhat clouds the issue. Tiny bubbles in repaint on front hood edge. Seats unworn, dash top in good shape. simple nor reliable cars, and require very thorough maintenance, which is very expensive. Rubber cam belts must be done on time, and because of the rear-mounted transmission, clutches are costly. Bringing services up to date probably far exceeds value of the car, unless you like driving a hand grenade. Best seen as a parts car, but since parts are not in huge demand, not much value there. Sold at market; buyer beware. Worldwide Auctioneers, Lake Forest, IL, 09/13. #14-1990 PORSCHE CARRERA 4 con- vertible. S/N WP0CB2962LS471392. White/ black cloth/black leather. Odo: 93,463 miles. U.S. car. No apparent accident damage. Good paint for age and mileage. Newer convertible top. Heated sports seats. Blaupunkt radio. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $18,150. The 964 Series 911s are not universally embraced by Porsche Sports Car Market

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Roundup enthusiasts, but at this price, someone should have taken notice. These cars ride better than their torsion-bar predecessors, have a/c that works and make plenty of power. Problem is, as they age, the 964 cars can be highly maintenance-intensive. Bought at market or a bit above and not for the the light of wallet. Worldwide Auctioneers, Lake Forest, IL, 09/13. ITALIAN #32-1960 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA Sprint Speciale coupe. S/N 1012000246. Red/black leather. Odo: 80,875 miles. One of only 1,366 built over a four-year period. Paint as thick as a stick of gum. Evidence of rust and filler throughout. Missing hard-to-find trim pieces. DOHC motor with two Webers. Seats and carpets recently refinished to an am- genuine. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $57,774. Previously sold at Brooks’ 1998 Goodwood sale for $14k, having been dry-stored for nine years, with broken odometer “but stated to be no more than 56,000 km” (SCM# 4251). Let go a little low, but with little other history apart from the obvious cosmetic refreshment, I’d say the market was right to soft-pedal here. H&H Auctions, Droitwich, U.K., 12/13. #150-1982 LANCIA MONTECARLO Series II coupe. S/N ZLA137AS000005859. Black/black cloth/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 60,491 miles. Looks promising, but closer up it’s the usual Monte tale: rot. Some rust bubbles in door bottoms as you’d expect, but wavy rockers make it a more worrying pros- ateur level. Incorrect dash. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $45,100. A beautifully styled car that has been underpriced for too long. Restored examples have turned six figures at recent auctions. However, this was a very rough car with known and likely unknown needs that will take a tidy sum to restore. Well sold. Worldwide Auctioneers, Lake Forest, IL, 09/13. #148-1973 ALFA ROMEO GTV 2000 coupe. S/N AR2413448. Red/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 21,824 miles. Rot-free following restoration that included fitting new inner fenders and a repaint. Vinyl interior very good, some of it repro. Big 15-inch Autodelta wheels pect. Window rubber perishing. Newish leather. Cloth top looks new. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $16,447. Series II is the improved car (after a hiatus in production), and this has all the extras (a/c and a left door mirror). Even so, it did very well to climb this far, given that some work in the rockers almost certainly looms. Well sold. Silverstone, Hampshire, U.K., 08/13. #197-1983 ALFA ROMEO GTV6 coupe. S/N ZAR11637003017582. Black/gray velour. RHD. Odo: 67,134 miles. Shiny and straight. Motor is a 3-liter from an Alfa 75 rather than original 2.5. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $5,363. From point to an Alfaholics suspension upgrade. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $29,497. Sold over estimate, but probably hard to replicate for the money unless you found a perfect, original car. From the same seller as the black Lancia Montecarlo. Silverstone, Hampshire, U.K., 08/13. #32-1981 MASERATI MERAK SS coupe. S/N AM122A585. Silver/black leather. RHD. Odo: 47,676 km. Straight and rust-free, 130 the same seller as the Alfa GTV 2000 and Lancia Montecarlo. Offered at no reserve and Engine soiled. Not running. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $77,000. Modern hoses that were cut to fit and lubrication on the engine suggest someone may have recently tried to get it started. It is believed that the restoration took place in time for Studebaker’s 100-year anniversary in 1952, as marked by a dash plaque commemorating the event. These cars were reserved for the privileged of their time, and their racing pedigree solidified their place in history. Market-correct price for condition. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/13. Sports Car Market repaint pretty good apart from a few sub-surface prep marks. Interior all intact, with lightly creased leather and some stitching on driver’s side coming adrift. Recorded mileage claimed looks cheap—but these always are... Silverstone, Hampshire, U.K., 08/13. #55-2000 FERRARI 456M coupe. S/N ZFFWP44A9Y0119811. Argento Metallic/ black leather. Odo: 13,528 miles. The Modificata 456 M included better seats and improved aerodynamics over the original 456. Fitted with matching luggage and tool kit. No evidence of body damage. Dash material is lifting and slightly warped. Very sticky center console plastic with dog hair stuck to it. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $43,450. It was hard to fault this car for its condition. While it does take a leap of faith to buy a Ferrari at auction with no ownership or maintenance history, this appeared to be a good car and was well bought. Worldwide Auctioneers, Lake Forest, IL, 09/13. AMERICAN #324-1922 STUTZ SPEEDWAY road- ster. S/N 13271. Eng. # D13381. Gray/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 19,063 miles. Restoration believed done in 1950s, and car is obviously in need of another. Paint is lustrous but plagued with chips and age. Flexing body panels suggest possible structural issues with the wood frame. Windshield in good condition, with one small chip. Trim somewhat dull but not pitted or oxidized. Top hardware paint is flaking off. Interior is tired, with worn seats.

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Roundup #51-1937 PACKARD TWELVE all- weather cabriolet. S/N 906558. Black/tan nylon/black leather & tan cloth. Odo: 61,095 miles. Scratched but acceptable paint and chrome. Divider glass with chauffeur’s compartment. Elegant external trunk with fitted luggage. Nice wood dash and gauge set. #49-1964 FORD FALCON Sprint 2-dr sedan. S/N 4R01F122102. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 64,556 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 5-sp. Good overall with some sink marks, dust marks and small bubbles in paint. A slightly weird animal, though, because as well as the expensive 302 replacing the original 2-bbl 260 and various other hot-rodded bits, it still has a bench front seat and lacks a roll cage and har- Three-speed with vacuum-assisted clutch. One of 1,300 made. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $80,300. A nice usable example with even wear and no immediate needs. Restored examples can sell well into the six figures. Fair price here. Worldwide Auctioneers, Lake Forest, IL, 09/13. #259-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 4-dr hard top. S/N VC57L126644. Desert Rose & white/black & gray cloth & vinyl. Odo: 57,738 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Newer repaint slightly brighter than original. Rear skirts show well. Brightwork presentable. Interior redone nicely, with wear on steering wheel, dash, and touch-points. Engine bay all origi- nesses. Tires look way too small for it, but that’s an easy fix. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $19,258. Class winner in the 2013 Malta GP, where the eligibility rules are rather more lax than in Europe or the U.S. Sold cheap and could be the basis for a racer, although you’d have to lose the rear A-frame and discs, front four-pots, the 302 with roller rockers, the T5 5-speed and the bench seat. The drag race seems its natural competition habitat—or just use it for terrifying the populace at traffic lights. H&H Auctions, Droitwich, U.K., 12/13. #S219-2005 FORD GT coupe. S/N 1FAFP90S15Y401163. Red & white/black vinyl. Odo: 2,047 miles. 5.4-L fuel-injected V8, 6-sp. Looks as a 2,000-mile car should. No visible flaws. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $256,800. Very few of these cars were driven to any ex- nal. A beautiful car with all-original running gear. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $22,248. Quite a sight. The four-door hard top, color combo, rear wheel skirts and original V8 made for a real treat. Plus, the owner stated the indicated mileage to be original on the factory running gear. Must have been, as it sold for over $20k. Big day for the seller. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR 09/13. tent, and they are starting to show up on the auction circuit today looking for a profit on the original $150k MSRP. Sold right on the money. A car still on MSO sold two weeks earlier for $275k at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas (SCM# 228083). Mecum Auctions, Schaumburg, IL, 10/13. © 132 Sports Car Market

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Mystery Photo Answers Sure, the engine is blown, but you should see the other truck! — Dan Faustman, Elk Grove, CA RUNNER-UP: Whelp, at least I didn’t shoot my ass off. — Jeff Brock, Brentwood, TN Muzzle-blast damage caused potential buyers to recoil. — Clay Donne, Corvallis, OR The remains of the Cuban Air-Defense System after Castro authorized cannibalizing it for the prized low-mileage Chevy “6” needed to get the presidential limo back on the road. — Dale Rowe, Raleigh, NC The owner should consider editing out the wheel chock before listing on eBay, otherwise it could detract from the overall curb appeal and negatively impact the selling price. — Leslie Dreist, Troy, MI Amazing cherry-picker boom stays erect for up to four hours. Just add four Viagra to the green hybrid motor in truck bed. If boom erection lasts longer than four hours, call a mechanic. — Phil Schroeder, Platte City, MO Roll softly and carry a big stick. — Marty Orgel, San Anselmo, CA Bob’s alternative-fuel vehicle with its signature Ordnance Propulsion System (OPS) is parked in reverse awaiting resupply. — John Gerken, East Dundee IL For its final job, the old mobile cherry picker picked its own engine. — Norman Vogel, San Francisco, CA For Sale: Highly modified Explorer/Probe formerly owned by proctologist! — Steve Schefbauer, Monroe, CT Comments With Your Renewals After 17 years I still enjoy the magazine, but as the market and magazine get older and richer, I see Sports Car Market being very gradually institutionalized to serve an inner circle of wealthy, cliquish business elites with increasing snobbishness (or is it sophistication?). I think you should be aware of this and take conscious actions to stop this drift. Meanwhile, sign me up for three more years! — Lee Runk, Orchard Lake, MI Lee, you’re not the first person to tell me that I should be institutionalized! While I accept 134 your opinion, I disagree with it. I think if you look back over the past 25 years of SCM, you will see a consistency of approach, and a fair-handed but critical coverage of makes and models from all price ranges. However, there is no question that there has been an unprecedented explosion of prices at the ultra-high end over the past five years, and that has resulted in a lot of attention to that market segment. Thank you for your renewal. — KM How about an “Affordable Classics” special edition? — Keith This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: January 25, 2014 Our Photo, Your Caption Email your caption to us at mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket.com, or fax to 503.253.2234. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Do you have a mystery photo? Email it to mysteryphoto@sports- carmarket.com at 300 dpi in JPEG format. Please include your name and contact information. If we use your photo, you’ll get an official SCM cap. Have gun, can’t travel. — Erik Olson, Dublin, CA You talkin’ to me? — Allan Brewer, Daytona Beach, FL Can be used for tree trimming, fire fighting or shooting down aircraft. — Joe Amft, Evanston, IL You might be a redneck if… this truck is the centerpiece of your classic-car collection. — Mark Woods, via email SCM? What’s that? What am I doing here? — Pete VanHatten, SeaTac, WA Cletus wasn’t to be denied on the last day of deer season. — Gary West, St. Petersburg, FL Dan Faustman blows away the competition in this month’s salvo of automotive mirth, and he wins an SCM cap with attached ear plugs. © Lachowicz, Portland, OR Keith, I like that idea a lot. I’ll pass it along to the editorial team, with my recommendation they proceed. — KM What an incredibly difficult way to a renew a subscription. Logy website, doesn’t recognize existing customer. Will this be a renewal (which I want) or a new subscription (which I don’t want)? Can’t tell with this system. And why do I have to buy digital? — Glenn Baxter, Irvine, CA Glenn, since you wrote this, our IT team has finished completely updating our shopping cart. Our complaints have dropped to nearly zero since that was accomplished. You were not alone in your frustration. As far as digital, we are currently including it as a part of the base print-subscription price. However, we are considering following the lead of the Economist and splitting off digital completely so that you can choose one or the other, or both. I welcome anyone’s thoughts on this; you can send them to me at keith.martin@sportscarmarket. com. — KM Thank you all for your continued renewals. — Keith Martin Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $66/month ($88 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit www.sportscarmarket.com/classifieds/place-ad to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. Email: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to classifieds@sportscarmarket.com. We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snail mail: Showcase, PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. English 1951 Jaguar XK-120 OTS — I am third owner. Very good condition. Engine overhauled 09/2012. Runs strong, good oil pressure and compression. Many extra parts. $19,500. Contact George, 865.482.9175, Email: perfanalysis@ comcast.net (TN) 1962 Jaguar E-type roadster S/N 671318. Black/red. 867 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. This striking black on red XK-120 is a numbersmatching car that has received a comprehensive restoration. Features a gorgeous red leather interior, and includes 2 sets of wheels/tires, and a Heritage Certificate of Authenticity. Email: webmaster@ classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/index. php/inventory/detail/375 (CA) 1956 Austin Healey 100M roadster S/N 11304212009914. Dark green/tan. 80 miles. I6, automatic. Solid car, no rust. Sold new in Nevada, then came to CA in early ’70s. Have all books, tools. Top and seats recently redone in vinyl and canvas. Have both tops, same owner past 41 years, repainted several years ago to decent driver. $40,000. Contact Brian, BDM Restorations, 916.635.3559, Email: bdmrestorations@sbcglobal.net (CA) 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL convertible S/N 877656. British Racing Green/tan. 85,000 miles. Other, 4-spd manual. Multiple national concours winner, superb driver, 20-year single ownership. Comprehensive functional and safety improvements: Wilwood brakes, stainless-steel braided brake lines, aluminum radiator, high-torque starter, rebuilt front and rear suspension. $129,000. Contact Fritz, 231.838.2634, Email: fritzpat2@aol.com (MI) 1965 Triumph TR4 convertible S/N 8039GT. Fly Yellow/black. 74,000 miles. V12, 5-spd manual. Original long-nose 2-cam, crashed on the Riviera, back to Italy & converted to alloy-bodied NART Spyder. Concourse resto 1992, engine rebuild 2002, recent $20k svc. $3,900,000. Contact Michael, 260.433.5835, Email: mike.westrick@me.com (IN) White/red leather. I6, 4-spd automatic. Equipped with AM/FM stereo, automatic transmission, and hard top. Paint is in excellent condition, all brightwork is in terrific condition. Runs and drives beautifully. New interior, and recently serviced. Contact Armando, Exclusive Motorcars - E|M, 310.558.3300, Email: armando@emcars. com Web: emcars.com/cars/1970+MercedesBenz+280SL+891930 (CA) 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible S/N BN2-L28887. Red & black/black. 9,000 miles. Frame-off restoration finished in 2003. 2013 addition of new alloy head, clutch, transmission synchronizers and Kool Mat by Tsikuris Classics, Lakeland, FL. Also new tires and windshield wipers. BMIH Trust Certif. Beautiful and ready to rally. $75,000. Contact John, Piccin Law Firm, 352.531.5446, Email: john@ piccinlaw.com Web: www.PiccinLaw Firm (FL) 1958 Lister Jaguar Knobbly Body roadster 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe detail inside and out. Mechanically sorted out and dialed in, drives flawlessly. Sale includes factory hard top. Contact Armando, Exclusive Motorcars - E|M, 310.558.3300, Email: armando@emcars.com Web: www.emcars.com (CA) 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230SL convertible Italian 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Normale spider S/N AR374599. Cardinal Red/black with red piping. 51,500 miles. I4, 5-spd manual. Original low mileage car. Very straight body with no rust. Original engine, rebuilt transmission, older repaint. Well maintained. Clean and clear California title. Tons of pics and details on our website. $38,990 OBO. Contact Paul, AutoKennel, 714.335.4911, Email: paul@ autokennel.com Web: www.AutoKennel.com (CA) 1966 Ferrari 275 NART alloy Spyder White. Body-off restoration in 2005. Stored since. $24,000 in receipts. Test miles only. Recent $3,000 service and updates. $29,500. Contact John, 503.538.8096, Email: jlp120xk@hotmail.com (OR) 2006 Lotus Elise S/N BHL119 & BHL113. Blue with gold stripe/black. n/a miles. Other, 4-spd manual. Fully sorted and superb condition, great history, for track or street. Also available, another under restoration, 75% done. Over $45k invested in the twin-plug wideangle-head engine, dynoed at 384 hp. Will sell one car. Contact Terry, 480.984.8501, Email: terrylarsonjaguar@msn.com (AZ) 1960 MGA 1600 roadster S/N SCCPC11156HL31457. Solar Yellow/black. 38,000 miles. I4, 6-spd manual. Touring Package, two tops, Premium Package with black wheels and Lotus Stage II sport exhaust. $35,000 OBO. Contact John, DeSilvio & Co., Inc., 609.567.9200, Email: jdesilvio@comcast.net (NJ) German 1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL convertible Dark blue/tan & natural. V8, automatic. 2001 Audi S8 (360hp 4.2-L V8, AWD) in very good condition with low miles. Two-owner car (first owner was the president of Audi N.A.). No accidents, garaged, babied. Serviced regularly and very well maintained. ONLY 39,700 miles. Every option. $16,100 OBO. Contact Tex, Email: textimberlake@prodigy.net (TX) S/N GHNL75731. Red/black. 86,000 miles. I4, 4-spd manual. Original Chariot Red repaint 1996. Owned since 1984; about 86,000 miles, local car since new 136 White/red leather. I4, 4-spd manual. Beautifully restored, collector-owned. Absolutely immaculate paint and brightwork, with stunning attention to S/N WDBBA45A4D0B028780. Dark blue/gray leather. 66,500 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. Excellent condition, as well as running and driving. Everything works as from the factory. New crate engine at 54k miles, new wheels and tires, desirable exterior and interior color combination, both hard and soft tops, newer radio w/CD, original Becker included. $13,500. Contact Rick, 732.890.0084, Email: ricksklassics@aol.com (NJ) 2001 Audi S8 4-dr sedan Rosso Corsa/black leather. V12, 5-spd manual. U.S. spec Daytona, single ownership since new. Restored in the early ’90s. Factory a/c, 9-inch-wide Cromodoras. Spent 15 years in an auto museum. Mechanicals fully sorted, drives wonderful. Contact Shawn, Exclusive Motorcars, 310.558.3300, Email: shawn@ emcars.com Web: www.emcars.com (CA) 1998 Ferrari F355 Spyder S/N ZFFXR48A3W0110575. Grigio Titanio/red. 22,000 miles. V8, 6-spd manual. Rare color combination, one of only 10 made with Grigio Titanio w/red leather. 3-piece custom HRE rims, Challenge brakes, Capristo, Momo wheel, MACarbon carbon-fiber door sills, major service performed in March 2012 @ 21,400 miles, tools & manuals included. $69,500. Contact Marco, 650.743.2660, Email: marco@ salexconsulting.com (CA) American 1951 Buick Estate woodie wagon Light blue/dark blue. 149,000 miles. I8, 2-spd automatic. I’m looking for a new home. My owner of 40 years is downsizing. I’m very rare and I must say I am in very good condition, particulary for my age. I admit I’m not a perfect 10, but I would say I’m a real 8.5. Just call my owner. $52,000 OBO. Contact Phil, 425.466.8186, Email: 4philt@gmail.com (WA) Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery 1963 Chevrolet Corvette coupe 1968 Shelby GT350 fastback Red/black leather. V8, 4-spd manual. Split-Window resto-mod. Restoration completed 900 miles ago. Stinger hood, side exhaust, built 350-ci engine with upgraded carbs, 4-wheel-disc big brakes, 18-inch wheels, complete suspension upgrade. Completely dialed-in. Contact Armando, Exclusive Motorcars - E|M, 310.558.3300, Email: armando@emcars.com Web: emcars.com/cars/1963+Chevrolet+Corvet te+960989 (CA) 1965 Chevrolet Corvette convertible S/N 1820. White w/blue Le Mans stripes/Black. V8, 4-spd manual. Extremely rare Paxton Supercharged car. California car, restored in ’90s. Has Marti Report and original invoice. Looks and drives beautifully. $95,000. Contact Paul, 248.808.4222, Email: paulchoukourian@yahoo.com (MI) Race 1956 Avia streamliner race car Green/tan. V8, 4-Spd Manual. 350-hp, matching numbers, indicated 55,000 mile car, power steering, repro knock-offs, Teakwood steering wheel. Sell or trade for ‘Vette. Contact K.A., 248.626.5500, Email: kal@thepdmgroup.com (MI) 1972 Lincoln Continental MK IV Cartier 2-dr coupe This is an extremely rare Czechoslovakian-built race car. Wonderful history, raced on three continents, shown at Pebble Beach and raced at The Rolex Monterey Historics. Three log books. BMW 750 racing motorcycle engine. Original Sahara 750 motor on display stand. Five-page article in Bimmer magazine June 2012. Restored. POA. Cell or home: 415.868.2940. Contact Mark, 415.987.1942, Email: captainmarco@cs.com (CA) 1970 Titan MK6 Formula Ford S/N 2Y89A832918. Medium green metallic/forest green leather. 22,000 miles. V8, Automatic. Condition 1- stunning MK IV. 22k original miles, all original, chalk marks from assembly line still visible. Underside as nice as top. Runs perfect. Last year of big V8. Cartier clock edition. $22,000 OBO. Contact Bill, 585.233.1727, Email: wgreener@bsk. com (NY) 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible S/N 70-635. Red/n/a miles. I4, 4-spd manual. This car is probably one of the best Titans in the country. Full restoration completed in 2010, and continually upgraded since. New Ivery engine, new Koni shocks, all vintage-correct. This car will be welcomed at any vintage Formula Ford event. $30,000. Contact Tom, 206.979.5486, Email: pcrtom@gmail.com Web: www.flickr.com/photos/107348319@N08/ (WA) 1978 Volkswagen Scirocco race car coupe S/N 194677S1111979. Black/black. V8, 4-spd manual. Two tops, 427/435 hp, 4-speed, the real deal. Triple Black! Nabers restoration. Bloomington Gold-certified. Six NCRS Top Flight awards, NCRS Duntov award. Contact Terry, Proteam Corvettes, 419.392.2701, Email: tmichaelis@charter.net (OH) Gray/Red/white. 0 miles. I4, 5-spd manual. ITB logbook; 1987–90. Currently EP Solo car. GTI motor in car, also 1.6-ltr production motor. GTI transmission, Lexan windows, Kirkey seat, ATL fuel cell, six wheels, quick-release Lecarra steering wheel. Includes spare parts: original dash and stock suspension. $2,995. Contact Rick, Email: lucysnumber1@ hotmail.com (WI) © 138 Sports Car Market

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33 (0)1 42 99 2056, 33 (0)1 42 99 1639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. Email: motorcars@artcurial.com. www.artcurial.com/motorcars. (FR) located in San Antonio, Texas. DKC has been responsible for successful collector car sales since 1972 with annual sales in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Dan has personally has over $1,000,000,000 in sales in his storied career. Dan, and daughters Tiffany, Tedra and Tara, manage the company. 866.495.8111 Dankruseclassics.com (TX) Mecum Auction Company. Auctions America. 877.906.2437, Formed in July 2010 as a subsidiary of RM Auctions, the Auctions America by RM team, led by collector car expert Donnie Gould, specializes in American classics, Detroit muscle, hot rods, customs and vintage motorcycles. Consign With Confidence. www.auctionsamerica.com. (IN) Gooding & Company. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694, 480.421.6697. For over four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watches unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) 310.899.1960, 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August, the recordsetting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. www.goodingco.com. (CA) 262.275.5050. The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 25 years, now offering more than 12,000 vehicles per year. Mecum Auctions is the world leader of collector car, exotics, vintage motorcycles and road art sales. Auctions are held throughout the United States and broadcast live on Velocity, Discovery Network. For further information, visit www.Mecum.com. 445 South Main Street Walworth, WI 53184. 262.275.5050 (WI) the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. www.russoandsteele. com. (AZ) Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, Silver Auctions isn’t successful because we auction the most expensive cars, we’re successful because we auction the cars that you love. Silver Auction’s staff, bidders and consignors are everyday people with a passion for Nostalgic and Collector cars. Come see the difference at Silver Auctions. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. Email: silver@silverauctions.com, www.silverauctions.com. (WA) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Shows 800.237.8954, Hosting two auctions a year in beautiful Palm Beach, FL, March & December. Offering quality collector cars and personalized service, all in a climate-controlled, state-of-the-art facility. Come be a part of the excitement! Check us out at www.hollywoodcarauctions.com. Where Collectors Collect! See You On The Block! Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290, 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics & exotics. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) The Vicari Auction Company hosts fast-paced, high energy auctions along the Gulf Coast, offering an entertaining destination to car collectors, enthusiasts and travelers. The company prides itself on personal service, providing cars for everyone from the avid collector to the first-time buyer. For more information, contact Vicari Auction at 1900 Destrehan Ave., Harvey, LA 70058; call 504.875.3563; or visit www.vicariauction.com. (LA) Rick Cole Auctions. Rick Cole conducted the first auction ever held in Monterey. His dozen successive annual events forever changed the landscape of the historic weekend. Next August, Rick Cole and Terry Price combine seventy-plus years of professional client care to present an entirely new type of Monterey Auction experience, conducted at The Marriott Hotel. Limited consignment. Email: rickcole@rickcole. com Web: www.rickcole.com (CA) Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942, Bonhams. +, +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. www.bonhams.com. (U.K.) Bonhams. 415.391.4000, 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103. www.bonhams.com. (CA) Join Leake Auction Company as they celebrate 40 years in the collector car auction industry. Their unsurpassed customer service and fast-paced twolane auction ring makes them a leader in the business. Leake currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas and San Antonio. Visit them online at www.leakecar.com or call 800.722.9942. Worldwide Auctioneers. RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371,. Carlisle Collector Car Auctions. 717.243.7855, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Spring and Fall Auctions. High-line cars cross the block. Hundreds of muscle cars, antique, collector, and special-interest cars, trucks and motorcycles. Real Cars. Real Prices. www.carlisleauctions.com. (PA) Lucky Collector Car Auctions. Dan Kruse Classics is a familyowned collector car auction company 140 888.672.0020, Lucky Collector Car Auctions is aptly named after Harold “Lucky” Lemay. Based in the majestic, pastoral ground of Marymount, home to the Lemay Family Collection Foundation near Tacoma, WA, the collection, formerly the biggest in the world according to Guinness, now hosts an unrivaled event center, art collection and charitable foundation, which features two exceptional collector car auctions a year. www.luckyoldcar.com (WA) Russo and Steele Collector Auto- mobile Auctions. 602.252.2697, Fax: 602.252.6260. Specializing in the finest European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo and Steele now hosts four record-breaking auctions per year; Newport Beach in June; Monterey, CA, every August; Las Vegas in September, and Scottsdale, AZ, every January. As one of the premier auction events in With offices and auctions throughout North America and Europe, RM is the largest auction house globally that caters to collectors of high-end vintage automobiles. The RM team of car specialists is the largest in the world, offering services in a numbers of languages and decades of experience in buying, selling, racing, and restoring collector cars. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) 800.990.6789 or 1.260.925.6789, Worldwide Auctioneers was formed over a decade ago by vintage-motorcar specialists Rod Egan and John Kruse. The sale and acquisition of classic automobiles is our core business, and no one is better qualified. Worldwide is unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer, and we are wholly invested in achieving the best result for you. Our auctions are catalogue-based, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) In addition to helping collectors buy and sell cars at auction, we offer specialist-appraisal, estate-management and collection-consultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. www.worldwide-auctioneers.com. (IN) Alfa Romeo Centerline Products. 888.750. ALFA, Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 30 years — rely on our experience to build and maintain your dream Alfa. 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through 164. Newly developed products introduced regularly. Check our web site for online store, new arrivals, tech tips, and special offers. www.centerlinealfa.com. (CO) site to view our latest titles and order. www.CoachbuiltPress.com (PA). Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Great Vacations. 800.452.8434, European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. Jon Norman’s Alfa Parts. 800.890.2532, 510.525.9519. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkley, CA 94710. Large selection of parts from Giulietta to 164. Efficient, personal service. www.alfapartscatalog.com. (CA) Appraisals Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic vintage automotive posters. The vast inventory runs from the late 1890s through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters.com. Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886, Offices located nationwide. Pre-purchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale vales, estates, expert witness testimony. On-site inspection. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. “Not just one man’s opinion of value.” See web site for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com. Buy/Sell/General Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. 206.467.6531 , Experts in worldwide acquisition, collection management, disposition and appraisal. For more than a quarter century, Cosmopolitan Motors has lived by its motto, “We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian.” Absurdly eclectic and proud of it. Find your treasure here, or pass it along to the next generation. www.cosmopolitanmotors. com (WA) to choose from. Always Restoring: We feature an award-winning, world-class restoration facility, with the expertise to restore you car to any level, including modifications. Super craftsmanship; attention to detail; knowledgeable staff; servicing all of the collector’s needs. Located in San Diego County. Email: sales@classicshowcase.com, www.classicshowcase.com (CA) our virtual bookstore visit www.heritageclassics.com Hyman Ltd Classic Cars. 314.524.6000, One of the largest inventories of vintage cars in the world. Please visit our website often, www.hymnaltd.com to see our current stock. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars, 2310 Chaffee Drive, St. Louis, MO. 63146 314-524-6000 sales@hymnaltd.com Kastner & Partners Garage. From our spectacular Santa Monica location, Kastner & Partners Garage strives to offer some of the finest collector vehicles available, combined with unparalleled service. If we do not currently have that which you are looking for or, if you have a classic that you’re looking to sell, please let us know. 150 Pico Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90405 310.593.2080 www.kastnerandpartnersgarage.com Gullwing Motor Cars stocks more Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. 206.467.6531 , For over a quarter century Cosmopolitan Motors has been at the center of the world for collector cars changing hands. Their unparalleled experience in tracking valuations makes them uniquely capable of valuating the rare and unusual. Estates, settlements, collections, insurance. Let their billion dollars worth of experience supply the results you seek. “We covet the rare and unusual whether pedigreed or proletarian”. www. cosmopolitanmotors.com (WA) Automotive Restorations. 203.377.6745, Collector car sales, both road and race, have been a key activity for over 35 years. Our sales professionals actively seek consignments on a global basis. We also offer vehicle “search and find” for rare models. We undertake pre-purchase inspections worldwide. We provide auction support, including in person or telephone bidding for absentee buyers. Restoration management and special event assistance are also included in our services. Our aim is to make sure that your collector car passion is as enjoyable and worry free as possible. www.automotiverestorations.com than 100 cars at our warehouse location, 27 years of experience; visited by customers across the country and overseas. We specialize in European and American cars and we are always looking to buy classic cars in any condition. We pick up from anywhere in the U.S. Quick payment & pick up. 718.545.0500. www.gullwingmotorcars.com Hartek Automotive, 319.337.4140, Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to appraise individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) Automobilia Coachbuilt Press. 215-925-4233, Coachbuilt Press creates limited edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present exceptional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, precise research, unique historical documents and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our web- February 2014 largest European classic car dealerships in the nation with an extensive inventory spanning over 50,000 sf. We can meet all your classic car needs with our unprecedented selection; from top of the line models to projects cars. We buy classic cars in any shape or condition & provide the quickest payment & pickup anywhere in the U.S. 310.975.0272 www.beverlyhillscarclub.com (CA) Hartek Automotive is a division of Hartwig Motors Inc., one of the oldest automotive retailers in the Midwest since 1912. Hartek Automotive specializes in the maintenance and sale of sports and prestige automobiles. Their reputation for service continues with a very personalized approach to maintenance of an individual’s daily driver, to the restoration of that special automobile. Hartek Automotive also offers pre-sale or post-sale inspections. Located in Iowa, we are equally accessible for the enthusiast from anywhere. Drive in or fly in...you will find us most accommodating. www.hartek.org (IA) Luxury Brokers International. 215.459.1606, specializing in the sales, purchase and brokerage of classic automobiles for the astute collector with a new-age, contemporary approach. Focusing on original, high-quality examples as enjoyable, tangible investments. Classic car storage, classic car consignment, brokerage, and other consulting services are available as well. We actively pursue the purchase and sales of any investment grade classic car. Since 2009 we have offered a unique opportunity for collectors, enthusiasts, and other industry professionals. www.lbilimited.com, sales@ lbilimited.com (PA) Paul Russell and Company. 978.768.6092, www.paulrussell.com. Specializing in the Preservation and Sales of European Classics, pre-war through the 1970s, since 1978. You can rely on our decades of experience with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fine collectibles. Repeat customers are the lifeblood of our business. Contact us today to join them. Car Sales Manager, Alex Finigan: Alex@paulrussell.com. (MA) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, restoration 760.758.6119. Always buying: Offering top dollar for your European classics. Always selling: 3 showrooms with an excellent selection Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. 310.657.9699, www.heritageclassics.com. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, the premier West Coast classic car dealership established in 1985. Offering one of the largest indoor showrooms in Southern California with an exceptional inventory of the very finest American and European classic cars available. We buy, sell and consign collectible automobiles, offering the best consignment terms available, contact us at sales@heritageclassics.com When in Southern California visit our beautiful showroom and specialty automotive bookstore, Heritage Classics Motorbooks, open Monday–Saturday. For current inventory and to visit Woodies USA. 949.922.7707, 949.412.8812, We buy and sell great woodies — hundreds to date. If you are buying or selling give us a call. We can help. Woodies are fun! Every car collection should have at least one. Located in Laguna Niguel, California. www.woodiesusa.com. (CA) 141

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Classic Car Transport Chubb Collector Car Insurance. 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. L.A. Prep. 562.997.0170, L.A. Prep brings its 30 years of experience transporting vehicles for the automotive industry’s top manufacturers to discriminating luxury and exotic car owners and collectors across the United States. Its highly-skilled and experienced staff delivers an unsurpassed level of service and takes care of your car with the highest quality equipment available in trucks and trailers that are as clean and well maintained as the valuable assets that they carry. www.LAPrepTransport.com 1.866.CAR.9648, With Chubb you’ll have flexibility and control with worldclass coverage and claim service. There are no mileage restrictions, “Agreed Value” is included and you’re free to use the restoration shop of your choice for covered repairs. Special pricing is also available for large collections. For more information, call 1-866-227-9648 or visit www.chubbcollectorcar.com. and Alaska. Drive Through Time With Peace of Mind with J.C. Taylor Insurance. Get a FREE instant quote online at www.JCTaylor.com. English www.wirewheel.com, 772.299.9788. Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959, 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) Grundy Worldwide. 888.647.8639, Grundy Worldwide offers agreed value insurance with no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, and high liability limits. Our coverages are specifically designed for collectible-car owners. From classic cars to muscle cars, Grundy Worldwide has you covered. (*Zero deductible available in most states.) 888.6GRUNDY (888.647.8639). www.grundyworldwide.com. (PA) AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. 631.425.1555, All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servicingcomplete mechanical restorations/rebuilds — cosmetic repair/paintwork to complete frame-off restoration. Large inventory of parts. All services as well as our current unventory of automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) Carobu Engineering. 949.722.9307, Ferrari specialist. Engine rebuilding/ development, dyno-testing, parts and service. Your source for high-performance brakes, suspension, gaskets, engine parts, wheels and exhaust. Dealer for Tubi, Brembo, Koni, Razzo Rosso, Sangalli, Zanzi, Novitech Rosso and X-Ost. www.CAROBU.com. Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. Reliable Carriers, Inc. 877.744.7889, As the country’s largest enclosed auto transport company, Reliable Carriers faithfully serves all 48 contiguous United States and Canada. Whether you’ve entered a concours event, need a relocation, are attending a corporate event, or shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.com Collector Car Insurance Fourintune Garages Inc. Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173, We Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse a new breed of insurance for classic, antique, exotic, special-interest, contemporary classic and limited-edition cars. To get a quote is even easier with our new online improvements. Go to www.barrett-jackson.com/insurance/, select Get a Quote, enter in a couple of key pieces of information about your vehicle and get an estimated quote within seconds! It’s that easy. Don’t be caught without the right insurance for your vehicle. In the unfortunate aftermath of damage to your vehicle, learning that your insurance won’t restore your prized possession to its former glory, or appropriately compensate you for your loss, is the last thing you want to hear. To get a quote by phone, call 877.545.2522. 142 understand the passion and needs of the classic-car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www.heacockclassic.com. (FL) 262.375.0876, www.fourintune.com. Complete ground-up restoration on British Marques — specializing in Austin-Healeys since 1976. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process which includes a complete quotation on Healeys. Located in historic Cedarburg — just minutes north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (WI) 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 Value Coverage in the continental U.S., Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337, 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, provides international service from one of the world’s largest Ferrari parts inventories coast to coast. We have more Ferrari parts, more Ferrari parts experience and better Ferrari parts prices than most anyone. Since 1981 T. Rutlands has been building valuable partnerships with the Ferrari industry’s most respected repair shops, professionals and car owners seeking to provide a one-stop shopping experience for Ferrari parts, tools and accessories. Ferrari parts are our only business and we are true product and service specialists in every sense of the word. When you need a comprehensive parts selection for both vintage and contemporary Ferraris, you can count on a single-source leader in the Ferrari parts business…T. Rutlands. Call us Toll Free 800.638.1444, Internationally 770.493.8852. Email: Sales@ trutlands.com. www.trutlands.com Sports Car Market 800.922.4050, is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com. (MI) Radcliffe Motor Company. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, restoration 760.758.6119. World class full service restoration facility. Creating show/show drivers, and driver restorations. Specializing in British, German and Italian classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship; knowledgeable staff; passionate on quality. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) 410.517.1681, The Mid-Atlantic’s premier facility for the maintenance, repair, and light restoration of exotic Italian and fine European automobiles. Having gained the trust of the exotic car community we are known for our proficiency and workmanship. Host of the annual Vintage Ferrari All Italian Car Event each May, you are cordially invited to attend. Visit our website for more information about our shop, and see photos of past events. www.RMCCAR.com. 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 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) RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Finance J. J. BEST BANC & CO. provides financing on classic cars ranging from 1900 to today. Visit our website at www.jjbest.com or call 1-800-USA-1965 and get a loan approval in as little as 5 minutes! Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey & Jaguar with 40 vehicles in stock to choose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to concours level along with routine service. Located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles.com or visit our website www.europeancollectibles.com. (CA) a lease designed just for you. Every Putnam Lease is written to provide maximum flexibility while conserving capital, lowering monthly payments, and maximizing tax advantages. Its Putnam’s way of letting you drive more car for less money. For leases ranging from $50,000 to more than one million dollars, with terms extending up to 84 months contact the oldest and most experienced leasing company in the country by calling 1.866.90.LEASE. Or just visit www.putnamleasing.com. Legal Law Offices of Bruce Shaw Ferrari Financial Services. 201.510.2500, As the world’s only Ferrari-owned finance company, no one understands a Ferrari customer’s unique perspective better than the company that designed these iconic sports cars. Whether it’s a line of credit for owners interested in utilizing the equity in their collection, or a simple interest loan, we stand committed to help our clients enhance their collection — without origination or early termination fees. “FFS” offers a level of expertise that cannot be matched by other lenders. Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1.866.MB.CLASSIC, The center of competence for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts — for vintage car sales, meticulous restorations by manufacturer-trained technicians and the widest selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. www.mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) Import/Export The SL Market Letter, Premier Financial Services is the nation’s leading lessor of vintage and exotic motorcars. Our Simple Lease Program is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term, as well as for those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination Program allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. Contact Premier at 877.973.7700 or info@pfsllc.com. www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) German Cosdel International Transportation. Since 1960 Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air, ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world’s best-known collectors, dealers and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, Cosdel is your comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your nationwide and international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. 415.777.2000 carquotes@cosdel.com. www.cosdel.com. (CA) Italian Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, restoration 760.758.6119. World class full-service restoration facility. Creating show/show drivers, and driver restorations. Specializing in German, British, and Italian classics. Superb fit, attention to detail, great craftsmanship, knowledgeable staff, passionate on quality. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300, with more than 30 years in the industry and worldwide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializes in classic Ferraris of the ’50s & ’60s. www.ferrari4you.com LeMay Family Collection FoundaLeasing European Collectibles, Inc. 949.650.4718, European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European sports cars since 1986. We specialize in 144 Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. For over 30 years, Putnam Leasing has been the leader in exotic, luxury, and collector car leasing. This honor comes from Putnam’s unique ability to match the car of your dreams with tion at Marymount Events Center near Tacoma, WA, hosts an epic backdrop for your next event. Home to 500 fabulous collector cars, world class art exhibits, and assorted ephemera, consider your next event here. Weddings, swap meets, conventions, auctions. The facility can likely exceed your expectations. Visit during the 37th annual open house along with 13,000 other enthusiasts. 253.272.2336 www.lemaymarymount. org (WA) 612.567.0234 NOT just SLs but all rare and collectible Mercedes! A key resource on Mercedes since 1982. 100s of Mercedes for sale, market news, price analysis & special reports in every issue & website. 1 & 2 yr. subscriptions open the door to one-on-one SLML help finding & selling specific models. Ask about our private sales program. www.slmarket.com (MN) Museums Collector Car Fraud Specialists, www.shawlaws.com. A motorhead law firm with real practical knowledge and experience in the Collector Car Field. Experience: Chain of speed shops, Body Shops, Car Dealerships, former NCRS judge as well as licensed attorneys. Estate planning and divorce settlements concerning Collector Cars. 50 State Representation. 215.657.2377 Mercedes-Benz Parts and Accessories Baldhead Cabinets. 877.966.2253. The garage is no longer a place to cast off items unwanted. It is a destination in itself. We are a full-service, family owned company that designs and manufactures custom metal cabinets in Bend, OR. Choose from meticulously crafted storage cabinets, TV cabinets, sink cabinets, or our ever popular pull out fastener bin cabinet, just to name a few. www.baldheadcabinets.com California Car Cover Company. More than just custom-fit car covers, California Car Cover is the home of complete car care and automotive lifestyle products. Offering the best in car accessories, garage items, detailing products, nostalgic collectibles, apparel and more! Call 1-800-423-5525 or visit Calcarcover.com for a free catalog. Griot’s Garage —Car Care for LeMay—America’s Car Museum spotlights America’s love affair with the automobile. The museum rests on a nine-acre campus featuring rotating galleries, a 3.5-acre show field, theatre, café, banquet halls, racing simulators and slot car racing. ACM hosts annual events, concerts and even drive-in movies. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors/students/military and $8 for youth. ACM is free for members and kids five and under. www.lemaymuseum.org. (WA) the Perfectionist! Griot’s Garage celebrates over 22 years as your best source for a full line of quality car care products. We Make It. We Teach It. We Guarantee It. Call today for your free catalog or enjoy the easy-to-use website for fast, fun and easy ordering. Our number one goal is to ensure that you always...Have fun in your garage! 800.345.5789 • www.griotsgarage.com www.inmygarage.com. (WA) Suixtil USA. 888.800.8870, the U.S. distributor of Suixtil clothing. Suixtil, the brand preferred by racing legends of the 1950s and 1960s, encapsulates the spirit, passion and grit of the heroic early days of racing. From the iconic Juan Manuel Fangio to Sir Stirling Moss to Peter Collins, all the great drivers of the day wore the brand. Lost for decades, the original Suixtil line was re-discovered, researched and faithfully re-created in recent years, bringing back to life the spirit of daring, passion and camaraderie of that unforgettable era in motor sport racing. Shop online at www.SuixtilUSA.com sales@suixtilusa.com WeatherTech® Automotive Ac- cessories. 800.441.8527, MacNeil Automotive Products Limited providing Automotive Accessories for your vehicles for over 20 years. MacNeil has defined high-quality vehicle protection with the WeatherTech® line of Automotive Accessories. Choose from all- Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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weather floor mats, extreme-duty floor liners, cargo/trunk liners, side window deflectors, no-drill mudflaps, many different options of license plate frames and more. We have products available for virtually every make and model. To see and buy everything, go to www.WeatherTech.com. Restoration — General Bob Smith Coachworks Inc. Automotive Restorations. 203.377.6745, Founded in 1978, we are well established practitioners of the art and craft of vehicle restoration, preservation and service. Nearly 40 experienced craftspeople focused on the art and entertainment to be enjoyed with great cars describes our culture. Our staff and expertise encompasses a broad range of skills and specific vehicle experience. Proper project management and control produce the quality & attention to detail we have come to be known for in all we produce. See much more on the web at www.automotiverestorations.com 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) Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245, Alan Taylor Company Inc. 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 Classic Restoration by Country Club Auto, located in Colorado, is a large facility that offers world-class restoration, repair and fabrication services. Highly organized, fiscally responsible and providing biweekly detailed billing, we keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our excellent web site for details. Email doug@classicrestodenver.com. www.classicrestodenver.com. (CO) Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555. For 35 years, Owner/Enthusiast Bruce Trenery has operated Fantasy Junction from the San Francisco Bay Area. The dealership enjoys an outstanding worldwide reputation for integrity and knowledge in the collector car field. Many of the world’s greatest sports cars have passed through the doors with both buyers and sellers enjoying expert representation. Email Sales@FantasyJunction.com, www.FantasyJunction. com. (CA) owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership is not required. Monthly magazine. Email: jim@jwfrestoration.com (OR) formance upgrades for vintage Aston Martins. sales@princetonlotus.com Located near Princeton, NJ at 49 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ 09525 www.steelwings.com (NJ) The Guild of Automotive RestorRPM Classic Sports Cars. High Mountain Classics. Black Horse Garage. 203.330.9604, Established in 1991 by Frank Buonanno, who has spent two decades of his 49-year career specializing in Ferraris, Black Horse Garage is known primarily as a world-class restoration and engine rebuilding shop for V12 Ferraris. Services include routine maintenance, engine building, coach trim, coachwork, woodwork repair, full restoration, Storage, detailing and concourse preparation. Email: Info@ blackhorsegarage.com February 2014 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 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 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. ers. 905.775.0499. No matter whether your car is bound to the concours or for the road we are the sensible choice. We are expert in our craft and we combine this with unimpeachable integrity doing something that we enjoy as much as our clients enjoy the fruits of our labors. Share our passion for your passion. Give us a call, we look forward to hearing from you. David Grainger and Janice Stone Proprietors. www.guildclassiccars.com (CAN) Vintage Motor Group F. Roxas Inc. 708.598.1000. Brid- Sports and Specialist Cars Inc. 609.466.5305. Sales, service and restoration of vintage racecars, classic and contemporary sports cars. Authorized Lotus Dealer. Founded in 1974 by Rob Burt. Partners with Steel Wings, specializing in parts, service and per- geview, IL. The Only Thing Better Than New is a Fran Roxas Restoration. Recent restorations include Duesenberg, Packard 12, 8-liter Bentley, Cadillac V16, Delahaye, Stutz DV32, Ferrari, 1950s & 60s Concept Cars. We take pride in enhancing our clients’ investments by bringing these truly one-ofa-kind cars back to life, maybe an even better life. The quality of our work has been nationally recognized since 1970 with consistent 1st place winners at concours around the world. (IL) © 145

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Carl Bomstead eWatch Time Turns Lead Movie Prop Into Gold Mine The famous “Maltese Falcon” is worth millions after all Thought Carl’s Humphrey Bogart, as Sam Spade, private detective, falls in with three nefarious characters chasing the 47-pound lead prop that had the Warner Brothers’ inventory number “WB 90067” stamped on the bottom. But wait, it did turn into gold after all. At Bonhams’ November 25 auction in New York, the fully documented Maltese Falcon prop sold for an astonishing $4,085,000, including buyer’s premium. Here are a few relics that did not do as well — but are interesting nonetheless: dates to the early 1930s, as the company was acquired by Champlin in 1936. Desirable cans with interesting graphics are again bringing strong money, and this one checked all the boxes. EBAY #1211777829—VIN- TAGE SCALEXTRIC NOS MOTOR RACING SET. Number of Bids: 13. SOLD AT: $3,550. Date: 9/23/2013. This racing set dates to the 1960s and includes a Blower Bentley and an Alfa Romeo. It also included several sections of track, instructions and other accessories such as a small bottle of Shell lubricant. It had never been unpacked or assembled, and the box was stated to be in pristine condition. A true time-capsule toy that brought appropriate money. by Sears-Roebuck for $2.98, which was a bit of money 100 years ago. It was the largest toy they produced and was offered with original parts and paint. It is a spectacular toy that was in exceptional condition and must have been played with by a very gentle child. As such, it sold for a most reasonable price. EBAY #27131168711— ALUMINUM LICENSE PLATE ATTACHMENT FROM FROG POND, NC. Number of Bids: 6. SOLD AT: $130. Date: 11/10/2013. This license plate attachment was unusual with the two painted frogs. Frog Pond is in Stanley County, NC, and is only three miles from Big Lick, wherever the heck that is. Price paid seems most reasonable for a unique attachment from an obscure location. EBAY 390682933707— BOYCE MOTO METER HOOD ORNAMENT. Number of Bids: 31. SOLD AT: $472.97. Date: 10/26/2013. This standard Boyce Moto Meter was mounted on a “dog bone” attachment with glass marbles on the ends. It appeared to be in good condition but sold at a price that seemed a bit aggressive. Maltese Falcon in the iconic 1941 Warner Brothers film of the same name. The allure of the Maltese Falcon was that it was thought to have been made of gold and encrusted head-to-toe in the finest jewels. It was just a EBAY #321231835112— EBAY #261332700991— EBAY #161100011394— BLUE RIBBON ONE-QUART OIL CAN. Number of Bids: 33. SOLD AT: $3,200. Date: 9/10/2013. This very desirable “picture” oil can featuring an airplane, bus and automobiles was in exceptional condition and CARETTE CHAUFFEURED LIMOUSINE TOY AUTOMOBILE. Number of Bids: 22. SOLD AT: $4,489. Date: 11/24/2013. This 15-inch tin toy was produced by Carette in Nuremberg, Germany, in 1910, but it also appeared in their 1911 catalog. It was also sold PACKARD ADONIS HOOD ORNAMENT. Number of Bids: 49. SOLD AT: $2,655. Date : 10/26/2013. The Adonis, or “sliding boy,” mascot with the round base was offered as an accessory for 1930–31 Packards. The 734s and 745s, however, used a different base. This example had never been used on a Packard — perhaps due to a damaged mounting tab. Perfect, however, for display, and it sold for strong — but not silly — money. EBAY #111147509488— ROUTE 66 HIGHWAY SIGN FROM OKLAHOMA. Number of Bids: 14. SOLD AT: $2,600. Date: 8/29/2013. Route 66 was commissioned in 1926 and stretched through eight states from Illinois to California. It included 400 miles in Oklahoma, which was its longest stretch. This was an authentic highway sign but it was showing a bit of age. The “Route 66” TV series along with Bobby Troup’s song, “Get Your Kicks on Route 66,” add to the allure of the “Mother Road.” Finding an authentic Route 66 sign in any condition is a treat, and they are always rather pricey. ♦ 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 POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market