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Profiled: Sinatra's '72 Ghibli Coupe, '55 Jaguar D-type, '57 T.. Supercharged, '61 Ferrari 250GTE, '65 Alfa 2600SZ, '81 BMW ports Car Market The Complete Insider's Guide to Collecting' USA $4.95 Canada $6.95 www.sportscarmarket.com )ilsiffe3 1#0.4a-hialthy 4;140,4'15. And 500 fs4 '140 Eiliwijt 4, 440425 - '3E; fur 3.u1e  15,b4( 0- Putiyblu3turly c;uflvertibh.--) `1)"10,500 - '54 Juy :Gc rirJ J11:91 '51 PiIG-17) five3 Tr)!


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A New RM Classic Cars Catalog Sale in Association With Symbolic Motor Car Company c_foirtvc,icik JANUARY 20-21, 2000 ARIZONA BILTMORE RESORT & SPA, PHOENIX, ARIZONA :RM Classic Cars and Symbolic Motor Car Company are pleased to announce the first annual Vintage Motorcars at Scottsdale event. Limited to only 65 of the finest collector cars, this catalog sale will provide an exclusive forum for buyers and sellers of important sports, racing and classic cars. Sale Times Friday, January 21, 2000 1:00pin to 7:00pm Preview Thursday January 20, 2000 9:00am to 6:00pm Friday January 21, 2000 9:00am to 12:00pm 1997 FERRARI F50 GT1 The highest performance Ferrari sports car of all, this is the third of just three cars purpose-built as works cars for GT1 and LeMans competition. Chassis #003. 1938 BucArn T57C ARAVIS Only four of these pretty drophead coupes were built, and this is one of just two supercharged examples. An exceptional low mileage example, with a wonderful patina of originality. Chassis #57736. 1962 FERRARI 250GT SWB CALIFORNIA One of 37 covered headlight cars. Best of Class Awards at Pebble Beach, Santa Barbara, San Diego and Newport Beach Concours d'Elegance in 1990. One of the best ! Chassis #3119GT ‘s, ■2:  / CLASSIC CARS RM Classic Cars. One Classic Car Drive. Blenheim. ON Canada . NOP 1A0 . website: www.rmcars.com


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JOIN US AT THE SPECTACULAR ARIZONA BILTMORE RESORT & SPA JANUARY 20-21, 2000   OTHER NOTABLE QUALITY CARS CONSIGNED TO DATE 1931 CADILLAC V16 ALL WEATHER PHAETON The V16 was produced in very small numbers, the few that remain offer a glimpse into one of the most exciting automotive eras of all time. 1953 Porsche 356 Cabriolet (Pre A) 1955 Mercury Montclair Convertible 1976 Triumph TR6 Coupe 1964 Jaguar XKE Roadster 1934 MG K3 Magnette 1967 PORSCHE 910/6 Ex-works car. Driven by Hermann and Siffert at Monza (2nd in class), and by Neerspach and Elford at Nurburgring (3rd OA). Ex-Matsuda Porsche collection. Chassis #910-009. 1967 CORVETTE (L88) The ultimate Corvette, the aluminum head L88 is also the rarest, with only 12 survivors. Red/red, Bloomington certified, documented with original tank sticker. VIN# 1943775115791 1958 Lincoln Continental MKIII Cony. 1952 Jaguar XK120 Roadster 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Fl Roadster 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 L71 1965 Chevrolet Corvette L84 FT Rdstr. 1937 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe 1948 Lincoln Continental Convertible 1931 Packard 840 Sport Phaeton 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 1934 Cadillac V16 Convertible Coupe 1932 Lincoln KB Dual Cowl Phaeton 1935 Lincoln K Convertible Victoria 1963 Elva Porsche Mark VII 1941 CHRYSLER NEWPORT DUAL COWL PHAETON Only six of these striking LeBaron built cars were commissioned. One of two in private hands, this is the actual car that paced the 1941 Indianapolis 500 mile race, after which it was delivered to Walter P. Chrysler. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS454 LS6 Cony. 1931 Packard 840 Kellner Town Car 1947 Jaguar Mark IV Drophead Coupe 1930 Cadillac V16 Coupe 1962 Volkswagen 23 Window Microbus Consignments and Market Evaluations ettiquonun Asp rsy PRESENT A ■••••• arrarcl SPECIAL OFFERING OF 50 INVESTMENT GRADE TIMEPIECES AND CAMERAS, MANY WITHOUT RESERVE. Vacheron & Constantin Patek Philippe Piaget Rolex Movado Nivada Gerald Genta dR. Bulgari Jaeger LeCoultre Chopard Audemars Piguet Girard-Perregaux Franck Muller Cartier Breguet KGB Ring Camera Leica Marniya Nikon Rolleifle era MUOLN r f  0.4RAS Mike Fairbairn - mike@rmcars.com (519) 352-4575 or (519) 351-1337 fax Sale Information Bidder Registration Catalog Requests and Hotel Reservations Dana Santavy - dana@rmcars.com (519) 352-4575 or (519) 351-1337 fax SYMBOLIC MOTOR CAR COMPANY RM Classic ears. One Classic Car Drive. Blenheim. ON Canada. NOP 1A0 . website: www.rmcars.corn IthGERflI PASSPORT rRA i'VAPCM


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MARCH 2000 LO RIDA A SALE OF IMPORTANT COLLECTORS' MOTOR CARS Brooks first sale of the new Millennium in the USA will also represent their first in the Sunshine State of Florida adding to the Brooks USA auction calendar which already includes Quail Lodge, California and Hershey, Pennsylvania. This major event already includes cars from one of America's most notable collections - two Type 57 Bugattis, with Corsica and Graber coachwork, and a Type 38 Bugatti, head the entry list. A beautiful 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 with coachwork by Castagna, a 1931 Invicta 4 ' litre S-type low chassis tourer and a 1938 BMW 328 from the same collection also add to the stature of this significant sale If you are considering the sale of a suitable historic motor car, or would like further information on the auction, please contact Paul Clark or Mark Osborne at Brooks USA on (415) 391 4000 or fax (415) 391 4040 Alternatively you can contact Malcolm Barber or James Knight in London on +44 (0) 207 228 8000 or fax +44 (0) 207 585 0830. USA Brooks Auctioneers Inc 500 Sutter Street Union Square, San Francisco California 94102 T: + 1 (415) 391 4000 F:+1 (415) 391 4040 UK Brooks Auctioneers Ltd 81 Westside London 5W4 9AY United Kingdom T: +44 (0) 207 228 8000 F:+44 (0) 207 585 0830 Europe Brooks Europe SA 10 Rue Blavignac 1227 Carouge-Geneva Switzerland T:+41 (0) 22 300 3160 F:+41 (0) 22 300 3035 Australia Brooks Goodman Pty Ltd 7 Anderson Street, Double Bay Sydney, New South Wales Australia 2028 T:+61 (02) 9327 7311 F:+61 (02) 9327 2917 ROOKS SPECIALIST AUCTIONEERS & VALUERS


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SPORTS CAR MARKET Editor & Publisher: Keith Martin Managing Editor: Cindy Banzer Art Director: Scott Abts Copy Editor: Cecile Nierodzinski Subscriptions: Andrea Cole Auction Editor: Dave Brownell Contributing Editors: Michael Duffey Alexander Leventhal Jim Schrager Auction Reporters: John Apen, Dave Kinney, Bob LeFlufy, Phil Skinner Contributors: Pat Braden, Keith Duly, Glenn Herz, Raymond Milo Michael Sheehan Vintage Motorcycles: Tom Young European Correspondents: Giuseppe Tomasetti, Jurgen End Legal: Kenneth E. Kahn, Attomey at Law Production Staff: Gary DaShiell Consultant: Ken Shaff For advertising information, call Scott Abts, 503/261-0555; fax 503/252-5854. For subscription information, call Andrea Cole, 503/261-0555; fax 5031252-5854. The information in Sports Car Market is compiled from a variety of reliable sources. However, we must disclaim and deny any responsibility or liability for the timeliness, use, interpretation, accuracy, and completeness of the information presented. All material, data and intellectual concepts in this issue copyright 2000 by the Sports Car Market magazine, in this format and any other used by Keith Martin Publications. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market magazine (ISSN #10771751) is published monthly by Keith Martin Publications, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland OR 97215-1429. Periodicals postage paid at Medford, OR and additional entries. Subscription rates are $48 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $68 Canada/Mexico, Europe $78, Asia/Africa/Middle East $88. Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 24-hours 503/252-5812; fax 503/252-5854. POSTMASTER Send address changes to Sports Car Market 6833 SE Pine Ct. Portland OR 97215-1429 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Classifieds 25 Alfa Romeo 31 Ferrari 63 Etceterini & Everything Else 64 Vintage Race Cars 67 American 71 English 75 German 76 Display Advertiser's Index 77 Classified Order Form 78 Resource Directory 84, 86 Showcase Gallery Sports Car Mark!! January 2000 Mini-Profiles 24 1965 Alfa Romeo 2600SZ A Ferrari for rugrats. 29 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Enzo's first family car. 1972 Maserati Ghibli Coupe Another ex - Sinatra car does well. 1957 Ford Thunderbird F Series Supercharged a Bird with teeth. - Watch out Corvette owners Don't yawn, it is an exotic. Auction Reports 35 Christie's International London, England 41 James G. Murphy The $410K Hemi - 41 Brooks UK London, England 49 The Auction Las Vegas, NV 58 Silver Auctions Portland. OR Columns Shifting Gears Keith Martin 9 News, Previews & Gossip Cindy Banzer 14 Auction 101 Bob LeFlufy 16 Ask Mr. Kerb Michael Duffey 18 Notes From Europe Giuseppe Tomasetti 30 Sheehan Speaks Michael Sheehan 61 The Appraiser's Corner Steve Cram 69 Legal Files Alexander Leventhal 74 Porsche Gesprach Jim Schrager Departments 10 Auction Calendar 12 Book Reviews 20 You Write, We Read 23 Motobilia - Cuda - 1955 Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar D type - A mere $2.8M takes home the best D type in the world. 1981 BMW M1 - 28 SCM Cruises the Internet 32 Affordable Classics - 1970 33 Our Cars Tucker Corporation Compilation Book 73 Porsche 911S - 33 The Twenty Year Picture - V12 Classics 62 Mystery Photo Answers 65 Mystery Photo 67 Shelby Corner 68 Comments With Your Renewals 82 New England 1000 Vintage Rally - Four glorious days of motoring


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T A Collector Car Oasis he American collector car auction year has just two seasons. One is the end-of-summer Monterey Historic extravaganza, with six months worth of activities crammed like a plczipped computer file into 96 crazy hours. The trends we saw in Monterey boded well for the market, with high selling rates from all three companies there (Christie's, Brooks and RM Classic Cars). Christie's, under the leadership of David Gooding, should be acknowledged for continuing to raise the bar at Monterey—each year, they lead in quality of consignments, thoroughness of catalog research and communication with potential bidders. RM and Brooks also continue to improve the quality of their presentations, to the benefit of buyers and sellers both, but it is Christie's that is setting the tone in Monterey. The second season in the collector year arrives each January. In the Sonoran Desert on the outskirts of Scottsdale, Arizona, the Barrett-Jackson auction springs to life, its magnificent white tent acting as a beacon for car enthusiasts from all over the world. The combination of the spacious setting, the (usually) glorious weather, the more-than-800 cars and the 100,000-plus attendees makes this event unique. In the dozen years we have been attending Barrett-Jackson, we have watched as the auction has adapted and changed with the times. Where Saturday afternoon prime time was once a parade of over-priced dinosaurs, Craig Jackson has fine-tuned his selection so that cars from the hottest market segments, American muscle and exotic Italian, German and English sports cars, now dominate. As we've told so many of our collecting friends, if you go to just one auction in your life, it should be Barrett-Jackson. There is simply nowhere else where you can see so many cars, so many people, and learn so much about the hobby in such a short period of time. Even more than the cars, Barrett-Jackson acts as an annual convention for the collector car industry. We invite you to stop by our booth at Barrett-Jackson, say hello and take a demonstration tour of our web-based searchable database of over 20,000 collector cars and auction results. Plus, Cindy tells me we've got just a few spaces left in our Insider's Tour, a highly-popular event where we help you learn how to tell a metal-flake paint job from one where the painter just got a lot of shiny dust in his spray gun. This year, in addition to Barrett-Jackson, Silver, Kruse and RM will be hosting auctions nearby. Each has its own flavor, and contributes to the critical mass that makes January in Arizona a collector car month. scm is pleased to announce that Dave Brownell has joined our staff in the position of Auction Editor. Brownell has a long and respected career in the collector car industry, being the founding editor of Old Cars Weekly and of the Old Cars Price Guide. For 21 years, he was the editor of Special Interest Autos magazine and concurrently for 15 years the technical editor of Hemmings Motor News. As Auction Editor, Brownell will be coordinating the team of Welcome Aboard, Mr. Brownell SCM auction reporters at events all over the world, including newly expanded on-site reports from European auctions. He is implementing a standardized electronic reporting form for all SCM auction reporters to use that will flow easily into our web-based searchable database. Brownell plans to upgrade the quality and consistency of the SCM auction reports, and to post complete results for every auction on the SCM web site. 6  "I've got a lot of respect for what SCM has accomplished, and I look forward to working with Keith and the SCM gang to broaden the scope of our reports, and give the readers more of the quality information they need to make informed decisions in their collecting," remarked Brownell. An enthusiast as well as a scribe, Brownell's collection includes a 1924 Bentley 3-liter (S/N 564) still fitted with its original one-off four-seat tourer body by Bamber of Lancashire, and on sunny days he can be seen motoring down the back roads of Vermont. If you're looking for an excuse to hop on Air France and head for Tahiti, SCM is here to help. We have twice gone to the Bali Hai Hotel and Resort on Moorea, mixing business with tropical pleasure, and have just made the last-minute decision to go back again this March. The reasons are simple. In Moorea like everywhere else, progress marches on. The Bali Hai stands as an example of French Polynesia in the '50s that is fast disappearing. While hi-rise hotels with antiseptic lobbies and rooms are proliferating, the Bali Hai continues to exude its rustic native charm, with rooms perched on stilts over the fish-rich lagoon. We fear the opportunity to experience Moorea like this may be slipping away under the crush of cruise ships and multi-national resort chains. We're inviting you to join us, and be a part of our exclusive group. We'll have seminars presenting an insider's perspective on the collecting world, as well as plenty of opportunties to chat casually about Ferraris, Jaguars and Porsches while sitting on a whitesand beach, sipping an exotic drink out of a coconut shell. Moorea is extremely child-friendly, making this an excellent family vacation opportunity. Tentative dates are March 17 to 26, 2000 and we've put together a package that includes nearly everything, at a cost from LA of just $1,699 (per person, double occupancy, accompanying children much less) with upgrades available. Tahiti in March For details, call Cindy at 503-261-0555, fax 503-252-5854, email cbanzer@sportscarmarket.com . Space will be limited, and available on a first-come basis. This month's cover takes us back to the third hour of the 18th annual 12-hours of Sebring, on March 21, 1959. The painting by Argentinian artist Alfredo de la Maria shows the Behar/Allison number 9 Ferrari 250 TR-59, S/N 0768, the eventual second place finisher, when it was in the overall lead. It is followed closely by the BonierNoltreps Porsche 718 RSK, most likely S/N 718 017, which charged on to a third place finish. Sebring, 1959 The Aston DBR1, carrying number 1, and driven by Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby, lost its clutch and finished 61st overall. Alfredo de la Maria's paintings have been featured on of several our covers. While this particular work is not for sale, other de la Maria paintings and prints are available at www.blackhawkart.com . We thank Bill Noon of Symbolic Motor Car Company in La Jolla, California and Chris Nixon, Aston Martin specialist, for providing the historical background of this artwork. SCM is always looking for original paintings, drawings and watercolors to showcase on our cover. Please send samples to: Art Director, SCM, 6833 SE Pine Court, Portland, OR 97215. • Sports Car Market


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CHRISTIE'S INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CARS ENTRIES ARE INVITED TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK 29 APRIL 2000 HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST YEAR: 1913 MERCER TYPE 35 J RACEABOUT ESTIMATE: S300,000-400,000 SOLD: $926,500 WORLD RECORD PRICE FOR AN AMERICAN, BRASS-ERA MOTOR CAR 1957 JAGUAR XK 140 MC ROADSTER _ CHRISTIE'S INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CARS ESTIMATE S50,000-70.000 SOLD: S79,500 a ESTIMATE S32(1.0)0-360,000 SOLD: S354,500 OXCeAtiafi/ MOTOR CARS ACHIEVE OXC Ei0/2a/  PR ICES For more information please contact: NEW YORK Miles Morris  TEL: (212) 636 2277 OR FAX: (203) 341 9849  LOS ANGELES David Gooding, Malcolm Welford, Ian Kelleher TEL: (310) 385 2699 OR FAX: (310) 385 0246 1973 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA SPYDER


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Italian Style. Swiss Technology 60 TACHYME: I / I 51-S G, Z.• 25 ;20  15 1/11k 10:: RACE MASTER EXTREME - List Price: $1995 Stainless Steel, Sapphire Crystal, Carbon Fiber Dial Swiss 2025 Dubois et Depraz Movement, 51 jewels MOMO DESIGN WATCHES are designed with over 30 years experience in racing technology & materials. Our watches blend the functions of these materials into a form not duplicated in the watch industry today. AID Performance, Inc. - Exclusive U.S. Distributor Tel: 305.461.3585 - Fax: 305.461.2331 e-mail: info@momodesignwatches.com - www.momodesignwatches.corn 1111:1MCIDESIGN WATCHES


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by Cindy Banzer Gossip Hotline: 503/261-0555 FAX: 503/ 252-5854 E-mail: cbanzer@sportscarmarket.com SCM Events V Find out how to tell a fright pig from a Pebble Beach winner! Be a part of the most exclusive event of the BarrettJackson weekend, the 3rd Annual SCM Barrett-Jackson Insider's Tour. Join the select group of enthusiasts who will meet each morning to talk about the market, and then walk the auction field with SCM experts to examine cars you are interested in bidding on and/or just learning about. Find out what "good panel fit" really means, or why you should avoid a car with "orange peel by Sunkist" in its paint job." Learn how to spot an "auction trailer queen,' and the secret ways a car can "talk to you." The insider's tour includes lunch each day and a hosted dinner, sponsored by the California Mille, on-site Saturday evening. As we go to press, a few spots are still available. Call 503/261-0555; fax 503/252-5854; e-mail: cbanzer@ sportscarmarket.com (OR). See page 53 inside for more information and a sign-up form. Presenting sponsor for the Insider's Tour is Grundy Insurance, other sponsors include Passport Transport, J.J. Best Collector Car Financing and USAppraisal. Events The Barrett-Jackson Road Rally, 1/15-19/00, travels through desert lowlands to high mountain passes in Arizona, California and Nevada and is open to pre-'68 classic and vintage cars. Call Mike Mullan, 602/418-9603 (AZ). The 8th Annual British Classic Car Meet, sponsored by the Richmond, Virginia, Triumph Register Club, January, 1999  will be held 5/21/00 at the Meadow at the Boulders, Richmond, Virginia. The club will also sponsor the Vintage Triumph Register's Mid-Atlantic Regionals, 7/12-15/00, at the Hyatt Hotel in Richmond. For details, call Ken Nachman, 804/527-1515; e-mail: kmntr6@aol.com (VA). V Numerous Alfa-focused events in the Pacific Northwest are planned for July, 2000, commencing with SOVREN's Pacific Northwest Historics, 7/1-3/00, held at the Seattle International Raceway; Alfa is the featured marque. Zupan's Historic Races follow at Portland International Raceway, 7/7-9/00. The Alfa Romeo Owners Club of Oregon sponsors the Alfa Romeo National Convention, 7/1923/00, in Portland. Call Judy Buckingham, 206/232-4644; John Hall, 425/641-0306 or 206/232-7633 (WA). Auctions Barrett-Jackson's 1/19-23/00 auc- tion, Westworld, Scottsdale, Arizona, features over 800 cars, including a '31 Chrysler Imperial Convertible, '48 Tucker Torpedo Sedan and a '27 Bugatti Type 43 Grand Sport. For more information, call 602/273-0791; fax 602/244-1538, www.barrett-jackson.com (AZ). Vintage Motor Cars at Scottsdale, a 65-car auction presented by AM Classic Cars and Symbolic Motor Cars, 1/20-21/00, Biltmore Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona, features a '97 Ferrari F5OGT1, '38 Bugatti T57C Aravis, '60 Ferrari 250GT SWB California Spyder, '67 Corvette L88 and a '67 Porsche 910/6. Ph) 519/352-4575; fax 519/351-1337 (ON). The Atlantic City Classic Car Auction, a 400-car Kruse auction, will be part of Atlantic City 2000, 2/25-27/ 00, held at the Convention Center. Presented by G. Potter King, Inc., this event includes a swap meet produced by Carlisle Productions, car corral, car canopy which features '50s and '60s cars, specialty vehicle section, car salon, hot rod hall and a 500-booth antiques and collectibles event for the ladies. MBNA is even offering an AuctionCard credit card. For info., call 800/227-3868 (NJ). New Stuff L'art et l'automobile, located in East Hampton, New York and said to be the world's oldest art gallery dedicated to cars, has held Auctions by Mail this past year. For future auction consignments and catalogues, call 631/3298580; fax 631/329-8589; e-mail: jvautoart@aol.com; web site: arteauto.com (NY). Gregor Fisken has for sale, in addition to a '61 Ferrari 250 GT SEFAC Hot Rod, '28 Bugatti Type 43 and a '73 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Competition Daytona, a Porsche GT1, which is a street-legal version of Porsche's 24-hours Le Mans racer. With a twin turbo. 544 hp 3-liter flat six, a top speed of 200 mph is attained and 0-60 in 3.6 seconds; it is still under warranty. Ph) (011) 44 20 7584 3503; fax (011) 44 20 7584 7403; e-mail: cars@gregorfisken.com (ENGLAND). Overheard A source close to Bruce Trenary's Fantasy Junction reports that in December, '99, the Emeryville, California, shop sold a '67 Alfa Romeo Quattroroute GranSport Zagato for $40K, a price well above the mid-$30s generally expected to pay for one of these 92 Alfas produced. The car is going to Los Angeles.. .Concorso Italian° donated $30K to the Carmel, California, School District to fund the beginning phase of building a new Auto Shop and Technology Center. . When the New York Auto Salon's 11/27/99 auction raised $47K for Paul Newman's charity, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Newman personally thanked the audience; an additional $71,500 was donated to various non-profits. . .Thanks to SCMer Tom Oleson, Gig Harbor, Washington, for sending Editor Martin a copy of the thoughtful book, Once a Dancer, NYC Ballet dancer Allegra Kent's autobiography. Remarking that the book caused him to recall his days as a professional dancer in NYC, Martin said, "My toes started to hurt all over again just reading it." • 9


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 CALENDAR Auction  JANUARY Florida - January 7-9, 2000 KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Ft. Lauderdale London - January 13-16, 2000 COYS OF KENSINGTON - Birmingham Grand Prix, competition, touring and rally cars Arizona - January 13-17, 2000 KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Scottsdale Arizona - January 14-16, 2000 SILVER AUCTIONS - Fountain Hills Arizona - January 19-23, 2000 BARRETT-JACKSON - Scottsdale Arizona - January 21, 2000 RM AUCTIONS - Scottsdale FEBRUARY Florida - February 12-13,2000 KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Boca Raton Washington - February 12-13,2000 SILVER AUCTIONS - Puyallup Georgia - February 18-19, 2000 KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Perry New Jersey - February 25-27,2000 KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Atlantic City Oklahoma - February 25-27, 2000 KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Oklahoma City California - February 26-27, 2000 KEITH McCORMICK'S PALM SPRINGS AUCTIONS - Palm Springs California - February 27, 2000 KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - San Diego England - February 28,2000 CHRISTIE'S - London ME_ MARCH Florida - March, 2000 BROOKS USA - TBA Washington - March 4, 2000 SILVER AUCTIONS - Spokane Switzerland - March 6,2000 BROOKS EUROPE - Geneva Florida - March 10-12, 2000 KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Tampa Florida - March 11, 2000 RM AUCTIONS - Amelia Island Arkansas - March 17-18, 2000 KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Hot Springs Florida - March 25-26, 2000 KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Fort Me yers APRIL California - April, 2000 BROOKS USA - Long Beach Oregon - April 1, 2000 SILVER AUCTIONS - Portland North Carolina - April 7-8, 2000 KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Charlotte Canada - April 7-9, 2000 RM AUCTIONS - Toronto, Ontario California - April 7-9, 2000 SPECTRUM AUCTIONS- Palm Springs Colorado - April 14-15, 2000 KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Denver Washington - April 15-16, 2000 SILVER AUCTIONS - Seattle Nevada - April 15-16, 2000 KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Las Vegas England - April 16, 2000 BROOKS UK - Stafford Michigan - April 28-30, 2000 RM AUCTIONS - Novi Texas - April 28-30, 2000 KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Dallas New York - April 29, 2000 CHRISTIE'S - Tarrytown MAY Europe - May, 2000 CHRISTIE'S - Continental Europe Illinois - May 5-7, 2000 KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Volo Washington - May 6,2000 SILVER AUCTIONS - Spokane Indiana - May 12-14, 2000 KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Auburn North Carolina - May 19-20, 2000 KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Raleigh California - May 19-21, 2000 RM AUCTIONS - Newport Beach France - May 26-27, 2000 BROOKS EUROPE - Monaco New York - May 26-27,2000 KENSINGTON MOTOR GROUP - Bridgehampton JUNE Oklahoma - June 2-4, 2000 KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Tulsa Montana - June 3,2000 SILVER AUCTIONS - Billings Illinois - June 3, 2000 MECUM, BLOOMINGTON - Bloomington Idaho - June 16-17, 2000 WITH OUR FLEET OF COMPANY OWNED TRUCKS" DOOR TO DOOR SINCE 1979 BY TRUCK TRANSPORT OR DRIVER • ICC LICENCED, BONDED & INSURED • OPEN OR ENCLOSED TRANSPORT • 60 OFFICES NATIONWIDE 10  = CALL FOR A FREE QUOTE 800-233-4875 www.carmoves.com For your FREE listing in this directory, and for display advertising information. please contact Scott Abts. 503/261-0555 fax 503/252-5854, email artdir@sportscarmarketcom. SILVER AUCTIONS - Coeur d'Alene California - June 17, 2000 CHRISTIE'S - Los Angeles England - June 22-23, 2000 BROOKS UK - Goodwood Washington - June 24, 2000 SILVER AUCTIONS - Puyallup JULY Michigan - July, 2000 RM AUCTIONS, MEADOWBROOK - Rochester Michigan - July, 2000 RM AUCTIONS - Troy Wisconsin - July, 2000 MECUM, ROAD AMERICA AUCTION - Elkhart Lake Wyoming - July 1-2, 2000 SILVER AUCTIONS - Teton Village Montana - July 8,2000 SILVER AUCTIONS - Missoula AUGUST Nevada - August 3-6, 2000 SILVER AUCTIONS - Reno Germany - August 5, 2000 BROOKS EUROPE - Niiburgring Michigan - August 5, 2000 RM AUCTIONS - Auburn Hills California - August 16-20, 2000 BLACKHAWK - Pebble Beach California - August 18-19, 2000 RM AUCTIONS - Monterey California - August 19, 2000 BROOKS USA - Monterey Washington - August 19, 2000 SILVER AUCTIONS - Spokane California - August 20, 2000 CHRISTIE'S - Pebble Beach SEPTEMBER Indiana - September, 2000 KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Auburn Idaho - September 2-3, 2000 SILVER AUCTIONS - Sun Valley England - September 9-10, 2000 BROOKS UK - Beaulieu Washington - September 23-24, 2000 SILVER AUCTIONS - Tacoma OCTOBER Pennsylvania - October 4-7, 2000 BLACKHAWK - Hershey Pennsylvania - October 6,2000 BROOKS USA - Hershey Nevada - October 6-7, 2000 SILVER AUCTIONS - Las Vegas Washington - October 14, 2000 SILVER AUCTIONS - Spokane Canada - October 20-22, 2000 RM AUCTIONS - Toronto, Ontario Oregon - October 21,2000 SILVER AUCTIONS - Portland Michigan - October 27-29, 2000 RM AUCTIONS - Novi NOVEMBER England - November, 2000 BROOKS UK - Harrogate England - November, 2000 CHRISTIE'S - London Idaho - November 11, 2000 SILVER AUCTIONS - Boise California - November 18-19, 2000 KEITH McCORMICK'S PALM SPRINGS AUCTIONS - Palm Springs DECEMBER Washington - December 2, 2000 SILVER AUCTIONS - Spokane Switzerland - December 16,2000 BROOKS EUROPE - Gstaad • Sports Car Market The Complete Insider's Guide to Collecting Sports Car Market


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Restoring cars is an art. With us, you pick the artist. If your classic ever needs repairing, chances are your insurer will insist on telling you where to go. Hmm. Maybe you should politely, but firmly, return the favor. Call Hagerty, where the choice is always yours. 1-800-922-4050


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Book Reviews by Michael Duffey Ratings: 4r13-7frthir is Best. Two copies of books, videos, CDs, etc. must be furnished for review. Please send one copy to SCM, P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Please send another to Michael Duffey, 2906 Delaware St., Oakland, CA 94062 Original Ferrari V12 1965-1973 Author: Keith Bluemel Publisher: MB! Publishing Company Phone: 800/788-6262, Ext. 1 Size: 12" x 9" hardback. 127 pages. Price: $35.95 Rating: Ferrari fans:***** Casual enthusiast:** Aside from Dean Batchelor's Ferrari Buyer's Guide, I have a difficult time recommending a specific book to an enthusiast who is interested in expanding his knowledge instead of his library. However, if mid'60s through mid-'70s V12 road cars are your poison, I have found your book. Not only does Original Ferrari V12 cover a very interesting era of Ferrari's production road cars, it also includes in the various AC, Cooper and Lotus cars, a line of development that evolved into the Can-Am series. This was truly a great era for cars and drivers; Friedman, in his hallmark manner, has captured the flavor of the time and place in a manner that puts you in the grandstands at turn nine. Lotus 49, The Story of a Legend Author: Michael Oliver Publisher: Veloce Publishing Phone: 011-44-171-526-0068 (England); Web: www.veloce.co.uk Size: 10" x 81/4" hardback. 256 pages. Price: $49.95 Rat*: Lotus and Cosworth fans: ***** Casual enthusiast: *1/2 very thorough descriptions of the cars: available color schemes, chassis numbers, contents of the tool kit and factory sales literature. Even wheel alignment specs are included in the comprehensive technical sidebars for each model. While this information might be available elsewhere, this is the first time it has been compiled in one affordable book. This is an invaluable resource for an owner, owner-to be, restorer or even concours judge. At about the price of a replica knock-off hammer, Keith Bluemel's book should be on the shelves of all Ferrari enthusiasts. Pro Sports Car Racing in America 1958-1974 Author: Dave Friedman Publisher: MB! Publishing Company Phone: 800/788-6262, Ext. 1 Size: 101/4" x 101/4" hardback. 196 pages. Price: $39.95 Rating: Fans of the era:**** Casual enthusiast:* -ir Though the SCCA fought to keep the word "amateur" in the same sentence as "sports car racing" the reality of the situation in the late '50s prompted a change. Though some of the competitors were still well-heeled amateurs, the expense of running the then-current batch of race cars was becoming prohibitive. The combination of Ford's money and Keith Duckworth's engineering talent weren't enough to overcome Colin Chapman's "strong enough to last (almost) until the finish" philosophy. As clever and advanced as Chapman's products often could be, they were often hamstrung by his mania for light weight. As Mike Oliver tells the story of the 49— the first car to run the famous Cosworth DFV—the initial impression of the Lotus as a delicate, fragile machine gives way to the reality that the cars more often failed to finish because they ran out of gas. Colin didn't want to weigh the cars down with more fuel than necessary. Yes, there were also parts failures, and the story of the 49's career is riddled with collapse of wing supports and cracked wheels. Set against the backdrop of the early days of the three-liter Formula One, where tires grew wider, wings appeared and drivers like Clark (in a F2 Lotus) and Rindt (in a Fl Lotus) were lost, this book is a unique and important document of the era. Honda/Acura Performance Authors: The editors of Sport Compact Car magazine Publisher: HPBooks Phone: 800/788-6262, Ext. I Size: 103/4" x 81/2" soft cover. 192 pages. Price: $17.95 Rating: Honda fans:**** Casual enthusiast: r½ Basically a photo essay, the evolution of the sports/racing car can be seen in these pages. Porsche 550 Spyders, along with various Maseratis and Lotus populate the early races. The early to mid-'60s sees the genesis of V8s stuffed in the engine bay of The evolution of sports cars and sports racing cars into a commercial spectator commodity was first made viable by USAC; the drivers would be paid appearance money and prize money. Now as "Pros," drivers like Shelby, Gurney, Ginther and Hill could afford to take their show on the road. By the early '60s spectator attendance of 50,000 and more per event were common. The USAC events and, starting in 1963, the United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC) races are the subject of Dave Friedman's newest book. Friedman is well known to many race fans as the team photographer for the Shelby-American effort in the '60s and the author of books on the Can-Am series and the Chaparral. This book covers race events from the 1958 through the 1974 seasons. 2  A modern VTEC Honda or Acura engine can make over 90 hp/liter out of the box. Forty years ago that number would have been appropriate for a good Formula Junior engine. Today, the Honda can do it easily and do it for 100K miles. The question is, can such an engine be made to produce more power? The answer can be found in Honda/Acura Performance. This well-organized book covers all levels of performance increase from a port/polish job all the way to a turbocharged ten-second drag racer with nitrous oxide injection. To get the power to the pavement this book also covers suspension modifications, oversized tires and wheels, big brake conversions and even engine swaps for the owner interested in fitting an Intergra RS powerplant into his or her Civic. Clearly the editors of Sport and Compact Car have "been there" and every Honda owner interested in more performance should pick up this book before they pick up a wrench. • Sports Car Market


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Chequered Flag International 4128 Lincoln Blvd. Marina Del Rey, CA 90202 310-827-8665 Fax: 310-821-1272 / P  •  http://www.chequeredflag.com 1511 ' 011.1911111"1 IRAZ—'  vz 's - 11114— 414;f 1979 Volante. Nutmeg/tan, 15,000 miles from new, 5-speed. $69,500 AC 1957 Aceca Coupe. Black/black/ white, fantastic original car. $22,500 Aston - Martin 1979 Volante. Nutmeg/tan, 15,000 miles from new, 5-speed.$69,500. Austin - Healey 1962 3000 MKII. Tri-carb. Black & cream/black, $60Kjustspent!$36,000. 19653000 MKIII. Red/black, chrome wires, pretty. $23,900. BMW 1936319/1. Black & burgundy/black. 102 built, older restoration. $115,000. 1994 325i convertible. White/blue, 75,000 miles, auto, perfect. $21,900. Buick 4 1963 Skylark convertible. Beige/ tan, auto, bucket seats, P/S, P/W, $12,500. Cadillac 1960 Coupe de Ville. Black/black, low miles, very nice condition. $11,500. Ferrari 1960 MGA 1600. Red/black, recent restoration, very nice $16,900 rft. /.01011.11.11111011"1 „ . , 41114•11111111•••=49/ 1980 308 GTSi. Red/black, 65,000 miles, one owner, $25,000. 1986328 GTS. Metallic black/cream, 32K miles, good strong car, $35,600 Fiat 1934 508 S Balilla Sports Spider. Yellow/black, 4-speed, great shape. POA. Ford 1965 Cobra Replica. 427 body, red/ tan, 302,4-speed. Good build quality. $28,500. 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL. Beige/gray leather, decent old car. $17,500. 1965 Mustang convertible. White/ black, 289, auto, older restoration. $15,900. Jaguar 1963 E-type 3.8 Coupe. Carmen red/black. Sensibly priced at$11,500. 1967 E-type 2+2 series. Burgundy/ black, 4-speed decent driver. $12,500. 1970 E-type roadster. Sable/tan, one of the nicest examples around. $29,500 Lancia 1967 Stratos recreation. Red, livery, lights, etc. Lancia powered. $25,500. Lotus 1960 Alfa Romeo Guilietta Spider. Straight, rust-free car, interior needs finishing. $7,900. 1966 Elan S2 Roadster. Red/gold. Very original. $18,500 1969 Elan +2S. Red/black, 49,000 miles, weak paintveryoriginal. $9,750. 1993 Super 7 Caterham. 1600, green, 10,000 miles, perfect. $22,900. Mazda 1990 Miata. Blue/black, alloys, A/C, P/S, excellent condition. $5,900. 1991 Miata. White/black, hard top, alloys, A/C, 72,000 miles. $6,900. Mercedes - Benz 1962190SL. Dark Gray/red, 2-tops, good example. $22,500. 1965 230SL. White/tan, 4-speed, 2 tops, $14,500. 1970 2805L. White, auto, A/C, 2 tops, black plates. $12,900. 19784505EL.6.9, silver/blue, 58,000 miles, original and gorgeous. $13,500. 19813805L. Black/tan, 122,000 miles, 2 tops, great condition. $10,500. 1992 5005L. Black/black. One owner, 97,000 miles, mint condition. $33,500. MG 1955 TF 1500. Red/black, wire wheels, super original. $18,900. 1965 MGB. Tartan red/black, overdrive, honest example. $6,900. 1966 MGB. Blue/blue leather, CNV/VV, quality restoration. $15,900. Morgan 1966 Plus 4. Silver with black fenders. C/VV/VV, black plates. $16,900. Morris 1967 Minor Convertible. White/red, 41K miles. $8,900. Oldsmobile 1964 98 convertible. White/blue, 78,000 miles, new paint,top, chrome, interior. Fantastic car. $14,500. Porsche 1956 Speedster. White/red leather, Nardi wheel, mint restoration. $45,000. 1962 365B T5 Coupe. Ruby red/ new black leather, 89M black plates. $14,500. 1973 911 Targa. Silver/black, recarros, perfect underside, color change. $7,500. 1982 911 SC Targa. Metallic blue/ grey, chromes, A/C, super strong, $15,500. Rolls Royce/Bentley 1990 Bentley Turbo R. Level B6+ armor, 3,000 miles, black/cream loaded. $125,000. Volkswagen 1978 Bug convertible. Bronze/ white. 2,000 miles! $16,900. Automotive Art 15 limited edition Harold Cleworth prints available. For more information visit www.chequeredflag.com!


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Auction 101 When to Bid Part 2 of an Insider's Look at an Auction A NAM= IIIITION CLASSIC, NA.DA. COLLECTIBLE AND SPECIAL INTRUST CAR APPRAISAL GRID! oriTs ri=dw. Actual Book Size is 4W 8" with Over 680 Pages of Information! Now you can get 70 years of values for all kinds of dassic, collectible and special interest cars and trucks in one great publication! This useful guide gives you N.A.D.A. values on dassic, collectible, special interest cars and trucks for model years 1930-1979 and exotic cars manufactured from 1946-1999. You also get engine information, optional equipment, vehide might and three value ranges (Low • Average • High) based on condition. Also included: • Separate Sections for Cars and Trucks. • National list of Car Clubs and Registries. • A complete listing of N.A.DA Classic, Collectible & Special Interest Car Advisory Board Members. • Extensive Optional Equipment Sections. • Automotive Museums. • Auction Companies. • Classic Car Insurance Companies. • Approved list of Classic Cars. • Certified Milestone Cols. • Classic Car Transportation Companies • Updated three times per year ( January-May-September). by "Fairly Honest" Bob LeFlufr in mind as you watch the block. 1. WHEN TO BID. Generally I prefer to be an active bidder at an auction, although some people prefer to wait until the very end, see where the bid has gotten, and jump in or walk away at that point. The advantage to bidding early, at a low price, is that the auctioneer and ring men then know there is 'real money" on the car, and it makes it harder for them to run the bid way up past you. They run the risk of arriving at a price higher than you will pay, and having no real bidder at that level. They have left the real money in the dust, and have nothing to offer the seller. If your "real money" bid is at all within reason, the auctioneer will want a chance to run it by the seller. 2. WHAT'S THE RESERVE. One of the questions folk ask the auction staff is "What's the reserve?" No matter what they say in response, what the ringman and auctioneer are thinking is "Who cares, give me your best bid and let me persuade the seller to cut it loose." Their reaction comes from years of seeing people consign cars at (for example) a $40,000 reserve, only to see them sell s I mentioned last month in the thrilling beginning to this series there is really nothing very mysterious about an auction. It is simply an arena where the auction company puts buyers and sellers together, and the auctioneer and ringman work at getting deals done. Here are three points to keep it for $25,000 when reality arrives. Don't worry about the reserve, worry about how much you are willing to pay, and let the auction staff work to get the car for you at that level. 3. BID TO YOUR LIMIT. Never let what another bidder is willing to pay for a car determine the price that you will pay, within a reasonable range. If you've set a limit of $40,000 for a stunning Maserati Ghibli it's okay to let bidding force you to $42,000, but not to $52,000. If you think the car is worth $40,000, and there are bidder cards in the air all over the room at $50,000, then you're wrong on the car and should walk away, do more homework, and decide if you really want to pay that much for the next Ghibli you see. Perhaps the $52,000 was an anomaly and not market reflective, or perhaps Ghiblis have started to take off. But this is something you need to decide, apart from the actions of the other bidders or the auctioneer. Otherwise, follow my rules and you'll end up buying better cars, at better prices. I 100% guarantee it, more or less. How's that for a deal? Of course, if you need more than your fingers and toes to count your millions, and the Alfa 2.9 you've always wanted crosses the block, then just forget all of the above. (Fairly Honest Bob will be at the SCM booth at the BarrettJackson auction to answer any auction and car-value questions you might have.)• N.A.D.A. APPRAISAL GUIDES 1MERICA'S LEADING SOURCE FOR USED VALUES he most complete and reliable pricing available for real collectors! 70 Years of Values! I  I  0 VISA  ORDER FORM (Postage & Handling Included) ORDER BY FAX (714) 556 8715  - Visit our website: www.nadaguides.com Billing Information 0 Check or Money Order (No COD's)  Discover  0  Autbolized Signature Account Number I ' NAME I ADDRESS I CITY IIIREA CODE) PHONE NUMBER 0  MasterCard 0  American Express Expire Date I SPORTS CAR MARKET SPECIAL INTEREST CAR APPRAISAL GUIDE 1 Year Subscription  N.A.D.A. CLASSIC, COLLECTIBLE AND $40.00 -1 STATE  FAX NUMBER N.A.D.A. Appraisal Guides • P.O. Box 7800 • Costa Mesa • CA • 92628 • (800) 966-6232 1 4  Sports Car Market ZIP


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- 1 J.C. Taylor Antique Auto Insurance Information Sheet 1 (800) 345-8290 (610) 853-1300 Underwritten by Maryland Casualty Company (A member of the worldwide Zurich Insurance Group) with offices and claim facilities in principal U.S. cities. Applicant  Address  1. Operator License Number  Date of Birth  Occupation  Zip  Phone Number ( Number of Antique Autos owned  2. List all losses in past three years and moving violations—antique and modern cars. (Date-Cause-Payment.)  3. Total Annual Mileage: Club Functions  Other Purposes  4. Name of antique or car club to which you belong  5. List modern cars used for daily transportation (owned)  (or company cars)  6. Where are cars garaged? Under one roof? Construction of garage—brick-frame-fire resistive  7. Has rated horsepower or other specifications been changed? Yes  No  8. The following coverages are available. Indicate those desired by placing "X" in proper boxes. • Liability ($100,000 single limit) Bodily Injury and Property Damage. Annual Rates: 1st car $15.00, 2nd $10aOC . 0, sr 3 3rd $5.00 • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist—Rates as required by your State. Car 1 $  Car 2 $  O Liability ($300,000 single limit) Bodily Injury and Property Damage. Annual Rates: 1st car $20.00, 2nd $14.00, 3rd $8.00 • Medical Payments of $1,000.: 1st car $4.00, 2nd car $3.00, 3rd car $2.00. Units in excess of 3, NO CHARGE Physical Damage O Physical Damage (Comprehensive Includes Fire and Theft)—Annual Rate— $0.35 per $100 of insurance for each vehicle. NO DEDUCTIBLE. Vehicles 25 yrs. or older. O Physical Damage (Collision)—Annual Rate—$0.35 per $100 of insurance for each vehicle. NO DEDUCTIBLE. Vehicles 25 yrs. or older. (Note—Collision is not written as a singular coverage but is available with Comprehensive.) Physical Damage (Comprehensive Includes Fire and Theft)—Annual Rate—$0.70 per $100 of insurance for each • vehicle. NO DEDUCTIBLE. Vehicles less than 25 yrs. CI  Physical Damage (Collision)—Annual Rate—$0.70 per $100 of amount of insurance for each vehicle. NO DEDUCTIBLE. Vehicles less than 25 yrs. 9. Date this coverage is to be effective  ANTIQUE AUTOS TO BE INSURED Year  1.  2.  3.  4.  Use separate sheet for additional cars to be insured. An application may be forwarded to you for additional information. My vehicle(s) will be used mainly in exhibitions, club activities, parades and other functions of public interest and will not be used primarily for the transportation of passengers or goods. If you are a resident of FL, PA, or NJ, send copy of regular car policy.  NOT AVAILABLE IN ALL STATES. Signature:  • Date:  Note: Your insurance will become effective upon payment of the entire premium, acceptance of the risk and compliance with all state specific laws and regulations. Please sign and forward with your remittance, payable to:  V. TA! J.C. TAYLOR ANTIQUE AUTO INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. 320 South 69th Street • Upper Darby, Pennsylvania 19082 web site: www.jctaylor.com • _J We Require: 1. PHOTO of all vehicles listed 2. APPRAISAL for each vehicle valued at $20,000 or over Body Type  Make  Series or Model  V.I.N. (Vehicle I.D. Number)  Serial or Motor Number  Present Valuation (Amount of Insurance) Policy Minimum Premium $50.00 If yes, explain: 


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Ask Mr. Kerb by Michael Duffey Send your collector car questions to Mr. Kerb, e-mail: mrkerb@compuserve.com, or snailmail to Mr Kerb, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215 Lotus Esprit or 328? Dear Mr. Kerb: I am a long-time Ferrari enthusiast of modest means. Four years ago I purchased a 1975 308 GT4 because of its price, its driveability and its ability to comfortably transport my wife and I and our two young boys on pleasure trips. We love it and look forward to our annual trips. However, I've always been impressed with the looks, sound, cockpit and (some) comments about the Lotus Esprit. In some reports, I've heard the Esprit referred to as a good driver In others, Esprits have been lambasted as overworked, undependable and costly on maintenance/repairs. I like to do mild to moderately difficult maintenance work myself Please let me know if we should consider a '88'94 Esprit or stick to our dream of a Ferrari 328 GTS?—J.S., Orange Cove, CA Dear Mr. S: I've been a big-time Lotus enthusiast and owner since the early '70s when I bought my first Lotus—a Super Seven. I still like the cars but never really had much affection for the cars built after the Elan and Europa until the Elise came out. My reasons are rooted in the things I found appealing in the older cars. I liked them because they were lightweight, a clever and weird mixture of crudeness and state-of-theart design. They were also, to me, reasonably priced and it was possible to keep one running without going bankrupt. I also had a lot of fun figuring out which Fords and Hillmans the doorhandles, taillights and other similar parts on my Lotus came from. There are plenty of fast and reliable cars out there. I think that for most enthusiasts, the Esprit isn't one of them. They are overly fragile, and expensive to maintain. I think that you should stay in the Ferrari camp. Have you considered a mid-'80s Mondial QV? It sounds to me like you are using the GT4's back seat; it may not be much but it is far more accommodating than the luggage shelf in a 328. The maintenance skills that you have on your present car will translate directly to a Mondial.They are cheaper than a 328, have 16" wheels, Glasurit paint, pass the California smog test and generally are a step-up from your GT4, so long as you don't mind trading wedgie styling for the squashed banana look. Dear Mr. Kerb: I find the whole concept of car collecting quite intriguing but a bit confusing at the same time. I have owned interesting cars in the past but some of the 1 6  terminology used in both the magazine and some of the ads is difficult for me to understand. What are matching numbers? How can a car be original and restored at the same time?—S.A., Los Osos, CA Dear Mr. A: It all started in 1959 when the Corvette assembly plant in Saint Louis started stamping the last six digits of the chassis number on the engines fitted to the Corvette. I don't know why they chose to do it but it has become useful informa- tion to collectors today. A "matching number" engine means that the engine in the car was the one the car was born with. It assures a new owner that the last owner didn't ventilate the original block while drag racing. Of course it also sprouted new terms like "restamp" and "unnumbered exchange block." In the late '80s collecting mania "matching numbers" seemed to be applied to all cars, even though their numbers didn't literally "match." This apparent mis-use of the car-speak vernacular can be explained if we use Porsche as an example. Any registered owner of say, a 356, can contact Porsche and get a copy of their "Kardex" (sometimes we call these build sheets). A Kardex is basically your car's birth certificate. It lists the color of the body and interior, the engine and gearbox numbers, any options and even the delivery dealer. If your Porsche still had the engine and gearbox listed on the Kardex you would call it a "matching numbers" car. As for original and restored, if your 356 still had all the options and was painted in the color scheme on the Kardex you might even call it original. Even though you might have stripped off six different colors prior to a respray and reupholstered the interior; in some circles it is acceptable to call it original as long as you have adhered to the original colors and textures. This might sound like a fair amount of mumbo jumbo to the casual observer. The terms, original and restored are thrown around so casually (and often in the same sentence) that they have somehow lost their meaning. That is why we now have to say the new holy grail of car collecting phrases when describing a desirable car— original AND unrestored. Dear Mr. Kerb: An Audi IT owner argued the other day that the Nieman Marcus version of the car (special paint, trim and seating surfaces, 100 produced) would hold its value better than a standard Ti; and would make the car collectible. I argued that the TT was a modern production vehicle and unlikely to reach collectible status (NM version or not) anytime soon. I also argued that the special trim and limited production numbers of the NM version was not enough to insure collectability or even higher relative future resale. Was I too pessimistic on the future prospects of the NM TT?—C.G., via e-mail NM TT off-the-mark at all. It is a common mistake to find collectability in anything that is produced in numbers smaller than the population of India. Also, any "Special Edition," be it Bill Blass, Pierre Cardin or Elvis Presley is still a production car with a few trim changes—not much to get excited about. There have been other retailers involved in special editions in the not-sorecent past. I remember a Corvair that was marketed by Ambercrombie and Fitch called the "Fitch." These cars are more of a curiosity than anything else today and there is no reason that any version of the Audi T.T. should be any different. Dear Mr.G: I don't find your view on the Dear Mr. Kerb: The over $16K price for the low-mileage rubber bumper B intrigued me (November 1999, page 14). I have come across a '78 MGB with 22K km in perfect condition for $8K What do you think?—P.T., via e-mail Dear Mr. T: That car that sold at the RM auction caught my interest as well. Is a 1,600mile red/black 1980 MGB with overdrive worth $16,225? At least one bidder thought so. I know another owner of a 1980 with similar specs who was interested in selling; a quick poll of the MG guys came up with a value of $12K for a very low mileage '80. If this had been a chrome bumper, wire-wheel car, opening bets would have been near $20K. The car that you are interested in—a 22K km 1978 model for $8K sounds like a retail buy and probably a tough sell later on. I recommend spending the same money on an earlier car. The chrome bumper cars are better drivers and will treat you more kindly at resale time.• Sports Car Market


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COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONEERS Mecum in 2000! MECUM Announcing the first two quarters for 2000. Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers is your auction specialist in the buying and selling of the classics of the fifties, sixties, rare Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, Customs, Classy Classics, Sports, Exotics and the world's best Corvettes. If you want to buy or sell and receive the very best in customer service, entry and sales commissions, plus finest inventories available, please call for information for an auction near you. Mecum in Orlando Chevs & Vettes Collector Car Auction January 15 & 16, 2000 The First Mecum in Orlando at the NCRS Largest Southeast Corvette Show and the Classic Corvettes of Orlando All Corvette Sunday Show Regional Meet, over 100 classic Corvette and Chevys will be at Auction. Mecum in Northern Illinois Chevs & Vettes Collector Car Auction March 18, 2000 The Fifth Mecum in Northern Illinois auction. This year in Rockford with over 200 of the finest classics during this Spring Fever action auction. Pent up demand hits mid-America in March! It's win-win for buyers & sellers! Mecum in Des Moines Hawkeye Classic Collector Car Auction April 15, 2000 20th edition of the Hawkeye Classic. A great auction of early classics and collectibles. Mecum at Belvidere Spring Classic Collector Car Auction May 26, 27 & 28, 2000 13th annual return to the Boone County Fairgrounds with over 500 cars. This is the #1 Musclecar event in the country. Call early for best lot numbers! Mecum in St. Paul Back to the 50's Hot Rod Auction June 16 & 17, 2000 Showin' & Shinin', Buyin' & Sellin' the hot rods, cool customs and classy classics. Call early, only 300 vehicles accepted at our 2nd annual hot rod fun run! Mecum in Bloomington BloomingtonGOLD® Corvettes USA Auction June 22, 23, 24, & 25, 2000 3rd Bloomington Gold! Four days of classic Corvettes at auction. The largest Corvette show and auction in the country. Consign early to. be in full color souvenir program and auction catalog of the classics! Mecum in Des Moines Hawkeye Classic Collector Car Auction July 15, 2000 21st edition of the best in the Midwest one day sale of the classics. Many early years, fifties and sixties classy classics, and rare muscle cars. Mecum at Elkhart Lake Road America Classic Sports & Race Car Auction July 21, 22 & 23, 2000 2nd year at Osthoff Resort in conjunction with Merrill Lynch/Brian Redman International Challenge. Catalog Auction of sports and race cars, and collectible artwork. Consign early and be in full color coffee table keeper catalog! MECUM P.O. Box 422, Marengo, Illinois 60152-0422 Buyers/Sellers Hot Line (800) 468-6999 Information (815) 568-8888 Fax (815) 568-6616 www.mecumauction.com


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immmil[   M yfirst memory ofGregor Fisken was at the private Mas de Close race track. Gregor, driving a 1954 Maserati A6GCS, was right in front of me as we entered the up-hill sweeping right-hander. He drifted his Maserati barchetta through turn one in perfect balance, hammering the throttle atjust the right moment as the car squaredup on exiting, his white race car becoming a down-hill blur. . . Giuseppe Tomasetti: How did you first get involved with historic cars? Gregor Fisken: At 17, I went off to do my mechanical apprenticeship with a famous Scottish restorer/dealer of pre-war automobiles, Bunty ScottMoncrieff. Then in his 70s, he raced a Vauxhall 30-98. His wife Avel's daily driver was a Bugatti Type 57 S which she raced on weekends. I began with "autotests" and then I moved to "auto-cross." This was followed by "rally-cross" and special (forest) stage rallies. At 19, I raced Bunty's Vauxhall 30-98 on a track. Lastly, Bunty and I did a 9Kmile European rally in a 3Litre Bentley. This rally ended my apprenticeship. GT: When did you start your business, Gregor Fisken: Specialist Dealer in Fine Historic Automobiles? GF: When I purchased the Queens Gate Place Mews "garage" of Charles Howard in 1991. This was shortly after the collector car market crashed. GT: How do you see future market Notes FROM EUROPE  by European Editor Giuseppe Tomasetti will drive up the prices of these cars. On the other hand, it appears to me that the market for other "classic" cars—practical, series production automobiles—is soft and getting softer. This is due to their production numbers, cost of maintenance, and competition from modern "fun" and "niche" cars, produced by global manufacturers (e.g., the Boxster S, Prowler, Viper, and Miata). GT: What's leading the market? GF: The post-war market is led by the "name" (Ferrari, Jaguar, Porsche, Maserati, Aston Martin) sports racers of the '50s and early '60s. Demand far exceeds supply, and I expect these open racers will continue to go up in price. The pre- and an increase in price for pre-war performance cars. GT: Are there any "good deals" in the present market? GF: Yes, there are good opportunities for "cult" cars, such as Facel Vegas, Lancia B20s, Alfa GTAs, "dog-eared" but solid DB4s, and the like. There are also good investment opportunities for "coach built" specials, particularly from the '20s and '30s, for example, a Castagna "sport" body on a Lancia Dilambda chassis. GT: What's hot today? GF: The cars showing the biggest price growth are the '50s Maserati sports racers. The reasons are obvious. Maserati is now 100 percent owned by Ferrari Photo P Ravazzl  Dog-eared DB4s and Supercharged Alfas Gregor Fisken on the Market Today Gregor Fisken stands by the 1952 Connaught A4, chassis number "A4" before the start of the 1999 Alberto Ascari Historic Races at Imola. trends? GF: The market should be strong for cars that are fun to drive, which are eligible for prestige events, and which have history, provenance, and patina. The number of cars that fit within this category is limited and I see demand continuing to exceed supply, which, in turn, 1 8  war market is led by the supercharged Alfas. In fact, Alfa prices are so high, that by comparison, Bugattis, which are eligible for all of the same important events, are good buys. GT: Are these two distinct markets? GF: No, not really. First, the distinction between the European and US market has all but disappeared. Second, I have noticed that many collectors, once having achieved their dream of a '50s racer, like a Jaguar C-type, tend to move to Alfas, Bentleys, and other pre-war cars. I see a strong and growing demand and they are eligible for the super prestigious Ferrari-Maserati Challenge. Also, they probably have been under-priced for a number of years. Finally, they stand up very well to Ferrari barchette of the same era. They are quick, dependable and predictable on the track. GT: Any last comments on the market? GF: Today's market is very discerning and sophisticated. It is controlled not by philistines, but by very knowledgeable collectors. The cars most in demand now were important when first manufactured, qualify for important historic events today, are original, and have provenance. Cars with no history or which are not very original, are often worth 30 to 50 percent less than an original example of the same year with history. The collecting world, for the most part, has now accepted the long-held British belief that a car with a sympathetic repair is worth more than one that has had a "total" restoration. Gregor Fisken can be reached at cars@gregorfisken.com , or via fax at 011-44- 171-584-7403 . • Sports Car Market


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PALM SPRINGS Keith Mc Cormick presents the 28th Collector Car Auction SATURDAY and SUNDAY EBR ARV 26TH I& 27th, 2000. AUCTION OF 350 ANTIQUE, CLASSIC, SPORTS, AND SPECIAL INTEREST AUTOS AT THE PALM SPRINGS CONVENTION CENTER 277 N. AVENIDA CABALLEROS, PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A. LAST SALE WAS 66°. SOLD OF ALL CARS ENTERED The McCormick Family is once again organizing this auction in their usual friendly and courteous manner. Ask for Keith or Desley to answer your questions. Itamis 4.7fm GET ON OUR MAILING LIST...NOW  LOCAL HOST HOTELS: We recommend The New Comfort Inn Tel. (760) 778-3699 at $99 per night or The Desert Lodge Hotel at $79 per night (760) 325-1356 or Palm Springs Hilton at $169 (760) 320-6868 1-800-52206900 PHONE FOR CONSIGNMENT NUMBERS. ASK FOR ENTRY FORMS, BIDDER APPLICATIONS, AND Sports°, ed by  Sponsored by THE OLDIES STATION (760)-320-3290 RESERVE YOUR POSITION NOW! fuli 4.7fm THE OLDIES STATION ENTRY FEES: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY $250. Add $100 for inside display - only space for 50 cars inside. No numbers will be reserved without consignment fee being paid in full in advance. VISA, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. Positions will be filled on first-come first-served basis. To reserve the position you desire, send your check covering the entry fee or phone in your credit card number. You may specify the cars you're entering at a later date. Entry fees are REFUNDABLE if you notify us in writing 14 days prior to the auction. Color photographs may be included in our exclusive color brochure. We strictly limit the number of positions available in this two-day event of 350 cars. COMMISSION STRUCTURE: FLAT 5% OF SALES PRICE (One of the lowest in the business). WE SOLD OUT OF LOT NUMBERS PREVIOUS SALE SO BOOK EARLY. PALM SPRINGS AUCTIONS, INC. 602 E. SUNNY DUNES ROAD PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA 92264 U.S.A. Web Site - http://www.classic-carauction.com (760)-320-3290 State License C- 1798


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r  .  , Dear SCM: I have been following your coverage of the Tangerine 1973 914-4 Porsche (S/N 4732919172) that I bought at the Monterey auction for $6,050, and was surprised to find the full page write-up by Jim Schrager on page 65 of your December issue. You are correct on the quality of the restoration (outstanding), as it could not be duplicated for the price I paid, let alone factoring the price of the car itself into the equation. Believe me, I know, having restored many cars to a high quality level. I live in Dallas, Texas and spend a week each year in Monterey/Pebble Beach during the Auctions/Vintage Races/Concours. The car remains in storage in Monterey and was purchased with the sole intention of only using it during the week of the Concours. I was not particularly concerned about investment return.., only finding something restored to a high quality and that would be fun to drive one week a year at a great venue (it sure beats the hell out of a convertible Mustang rental). You'll probably see me tooling around 17 Mile Drive again this August with a smile on my face reflecting the price I paid and the sheer enjoyment of putting a mid-engine car through its paces on a classic roadway (albeit in less than record lap times). Your final comment accurately represented the transaction... "The price paid is right on the money for a 914 this nice.., just a pretty car for sunny day drives at a modest price."—John Rogers, Dallas, Texas Dear SCM: Having been at Monterey/ Pebble Beach, I was interested in reading your auction reports to see what sold for what. I noted that the Ferrari prices are 10% higher than what Gerald Roush reported in FML. Presumably your prices include the buyer's premium where Gerald's do not. I prefer your method as it reflects what is actually paid.—John Clinard, Irvine, CA. We have always felt that the complete price, including commission, represents what a buyer is actually paying. However, on "no sale" lots, we report only the raw bid itself—ED. Dear SCM: I retired three years ago and moved from Connecticut to Colorado to live in the country. I hadn't touched a car in thirty years, but got the bug again after I moved. When we got here I thought 4 x 4 off-roading would be great, even for an O.F. like me. I bought a D-90 and among other things got invited to Land Rover Lodge to drive the Discovery II over Black Bear Pass like ED. (SCM, Nov. 1999, page 6). 20  You Write We Read I also read that ED. has an interest in old Willys. I bought one of these and restored it last winter. It's about as much fun an you can have on four wheels at 50 hp. Alas, I am selling it to pay for another toy. I just bought a 1959 Bugeye out of Harry Mathew's collection in Denver. I paid $12K and was pleased to see someone paid $18K for one at Christie's (probably not as good as Harry's car). I just took it to the track for the first time and lost my friend in his ZR-1. I told him that he needed a faster car. I hope to attend my first auction at Barrett-Jackson in Arizona in January and would like to join SCM Insider's Tour. I have taken Road and Track for thirty-five years, but it doesn't hold a candle to SCM. —Bill Ehrich, Monument, CO Dear SCM: I hope you had a great time on the race track with your Ferrari. It's very typical, especially in my Ferrari, that the water temperature goes down but the oil comes up when going faster. The engine actually gets hotter but you're moving more volume of air through the radiator, etc. That's why it happens in the older 12cylinders, the 308s, 328s and even in the new 355s.—Tom Patrick, Upland, CA Dear SCM: How about more Alfa Romeo columns? Why not a series of articles on what to look out for on a non-running Alfa for $2K-4K including warnings and pictures of rust areas? I would love to see a monthly column "Finding the Best Alfa Romeo for Under $8K." I eventually must get a Giulietta or Guilia (old style) spider like I used to own in 1964. It was brilliant white, no radio, ineffective heater, red leather seats, 5-speed single carb model with three shoe front drum brakes. I assume those were rare on that model that I think lasted only three years.— Doug Law, Winnemucca, NV Dear SCM: Until now, I had enjoyed reading Michael Sheehan's comments on the venerable Ferrari. However, the shallow and lemming-like cynicism he expresses about lawyers (November 1999, page 61) makes me wonder about his depth of knowledge in other areas as well. In my own case, decades have been spent toiling to help powerless people in vital legal need. Perhaps Mr. Sheehan resorts to his callow criticism based on some personal unsatisfactory legal experience? He may not know that sanctions are imposed on lawyers for asserting baseless claims or defenses. Many lawyers work on public interest issues with little or no compensation and most lawyers contribute ei- ■ ,, All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215. Fax 503/ 252-5854, e-mail: mail@sportscarmarket.com ther their time or money to private indigent persons with legal representation. I could go on about the positive impact lawyers have had in promoting safety in our society—including exposing Ford's decision to continue producing the explosive Pinto rather than to fix it—but Mr. Sheehan's arrogant self-righteousness would probably disallow his consideration.—John H. Piccin, Piccin & Glynn Attorneys and Counselors-at-Law, Ocala, FL Dear SCM: I appreciate all sports cars, but my affair has been primarily with Porsches. I have owned numerous models and restored several: '65 356C; '65 911 (now in the factory museum); '72 914-6; '73 911 RS (No. 824). I've also owned: '84911 Cabriolet (the first US-spec. Carrera Cabriolet, acquired from the factory in '84 when I lived in Stuttgart) and presently, an '89 911 Cabriolet 25th Anniversary Special Edition. I sold the RS, after owning it for sixteen years last December and I replaced it in October with the Silver Anniversary 911. In your Price Guide, the 911 Carrera 3.2 is grouped as model years '84-'87 and '88-'89. I submit that the grouping should be '84-'86 and '87-'89. The reason is that the '87-'89 911 had the new G-50 transmission and the hydraulic clutch. Because the primary focus of your price guide is collectible cars, I recommend that you add the 25th Anniversary Special Edition 911 to your Porsche listing. It was from the final model year of "the classic 911" and incorporated the best of what Porsche had learned in twenty-five years of striving to perfect it. The Special Edition is distinctly unique in appearance and only 500 were built. I know you have your own sources of market data and exercise independent judgement, but my own observations may be relevant. In studying the market in my recent search, I used most price and appraisal guides available in the US, e.g., SCM Pocket Price Guide, NADA, CPI, Excellence, and Porsche Market Letter (PML is the only one to separately track the 25th Anniversary Special Edition). I also monitored the classified ads in Auto Week, Panorama, Excellence, PML, HMN, and regional Sunday newspapers. The range of prices for the Silver Anniversary 911, for very good to near excellent condition examples ranged from $27K for high-mileage coupes to $37K for low-mileage Cabriolets, with a few flyers outside that range. Most were selling for at or near the asking price.— Robert D. Rasmussen, ASA, Niceville, FL (concluded on page 22) Sports Car Market


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Schrager replies: I agree with the idea of switching the Carrera split between '84-'86 and '87-'89 due to the advent of the G-50 transmission. SCM's Pocket Price Guide had it set up with '88-'89 as special years as there were problems with the early G-50 cars. Within the last few years it probably a good bet that most of those early transmissions have been updated, so it now fair to put the '87 cars in with the '88/'89 models. I also like the idea of having a separate line for the '89 25th Anniversary special, although Porsche has had other commemorative editions over the years that have not turned out to be very special. Perhaps the 1989 model, as the last year of the long running SC/Carrera body style (1978-1989), may hold its value better than previous special packages. Certainly, it would be useful to watch the prices if we can gather enough sales for a meaningful sample.—JS. Dear SCM: The XWX 215 70-14 Michelins on my 330 GTC are wearing thin. My book says there are three tire selections: 1) Pirelli 210 x 14 HS; 2) Dunlop 205 HR x 14 SP; 3) Firestone 205 VR14 Cavallino. Are my present 215 tires the wrong size? Local tire shops say these Michelins are gone for good. I remember ED. bought a set for his 330. Are his originals the same as for a GTC? What is a reasonable substitute for my XWs?—Jerty Cornell, Lebanon, IL. Jerry, I cannot speak with authority on this. For my 330 America, I bought a set of 215/70/15 Grand Am Radial G/Ts. Larger than the originals, they fill the wheelwells nicely, and provide enough cornering power. As Sheehan told me, "If you get a real high-performance tire you'll probably just break the spokes off your Borrani wires." Of course, when four-seat Ferraris whose dashes are white (the original color) and bodies are red (with metallic green underneath) like mine are the featured model at Pebble Beach, we '11 have to install the right size tires. Luckily, that probably won't be happening anytime in this new millenium. I would suggest a quick call to Coker Tires, and perhaps a note in your local Ferrari club newsletter to find out what others in your situation have done. • October 1999 SCM. Coys Silverstone, page 16: #59, 1995 Rocket Roadster is a two-seater (fore and aft). The panel between the driver and roll bar removes to create a 2nd seat. Brooks Goodwood, page 18: #131, 1967 Ferrari 275GTB/2 Berlinetta is a short nose car, not long nose as described. The price, $140,170, was right for a short nose Berlinetta. Brooks Goodwood, page 23: #782, 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC Coupe was described as a 365 GT 2+2. The 365 GTC coupe is essentially the same car as a 330 GTC, just with a larger engine. Only 150 were built. It sold at a bargain price ($65,453) and should bring closer to $100K in the US. Thanks to Tom Claridge of Milpitas, Hills, CA. for the corrections. • October 1999, page 34. Lot #133, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 RS, SN 124378L337517 is a 1968, rather than a 1969 model as described. The sixth digit of a Camaro SN denotes the year it was built. Spotted by Ben Bradway and Robert Sennett of Warsaw, Indiana. • November 1999, page 16. The RM Monterey auction report lists #479, 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, S/N 116 (actually a roadster with a factory prototype removable gullwing hardtop) as having sold at $156,750. RM informed us that the sale result was a typographical transposition with the results of another 300SL roadster that did sell. S/N 116 did not sell at the sale and the current posting on their web site (www.rmcars.com ) reflects the corrected information. The owner of S/N 116, an SCM subscriber, reports that he recently sold it for "substantially more than the amount bid" at the Monterey auction. " • November 1999, pages 5 and 76, Table of Contents and "The Twenty Year Picture." Porsche 911-6 should have read 914-6. • Errata To Us, Car Insurance is More Than a Hood Ornament Condon & Skelly has been insuring antique and classic cars for over 25 years for more than a quarter-million collectors. We offer competitive rates, agreed value coverage and uncompromising service. Scratch, dent or major damage, you're covered! No ifs, ands or buts. Condon & Skelly: The insurer of choice for car enthusiasts for 25 years. Not just insurers. Enthusiasts. 121 E. KINGS HWY., STE. 203, MAPLE SHADE, NJ 08052 Fax: 856-234-1307 For a FREE, no-obligation quote, call us today at 1-800-257-9496 or visit our web site at www.condonskelly.com . 22  250 CLAIMS LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE Insurance coverages available in most states. Underwritten by St. Paul Mercury Insurance Company (Rated A+ by A. M. Best) Sports Car Market


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Fact or Fiction otobili IT As an aside, the portion of Tucker's automotive career that is not often told is of his involve- ment with Harry Miller. Miller, after achieving fame in the '20s as a designer of race cars, retired to his ranch and drank his way through his remaining funds. Tucker was able to bring him out of retirement and unite him with the Ford Motor Company, which was in need of a "shot in the arm" to boost their lagging sales. The result was the mid-engine, fourwheel-drive, Gulf Miller—one of which appeared at the Brickyard for the 1946 and 1947 Indianapolis 500s as the Tucker Torpedo Special. A 460-page leather-bound book, pertaining to the formation of the Tucker Corporation, was recently discovered in a safe in a Washington D.C. law firm office and was put up for sale at the Brooks inaugural Hershey auction. The book contains many of the items relating to the initial public offering of the corporation. These include the original S.E.C. forms signed by Tucker and the other corporate officers, sample stock certificates, leases and other contracts and even an original amendment to the articles of incorporation, complete with Delaware's State Seal. The compilation book failed to meet the low estimate set by Brooks but was still sold at $12,650. Historical documents like this can be a tough sale, as they don't have the sex appeal of a mascot or a gas pump. Yet, with Tuckers (just 51 built) bringing over $250,000 and representing a significant footnote in American automotive history, the winning bid amount seems trivial considering the historical significance of the document —Carl Bomstead • January, 2000  Object: The Tucker Corporation, Class A Common Stock and Compilation Book Auction: Brooks USA, Hershey, Pennsylvania Date: October 8, 1999 Pre-sale estimate: $15K-20K Sale price: $12,650 (including commission) he story of Preston T. Tucker was immortalized in Francis Ford Coppola's period film "Tucker." However, the movie didn't solve the controversy that surrounded Tucker's short-lived career as a car designer—that being whether or not he was a con man or an automotive genius. Some have said that the downfall of Tucker was the work of Detroit's Big Three determined to protect their interests against his innovative ideas, while others, including the government, claimed that he was attempting to manipulate his company's stock and was guilty of fraud. Indicted, Tucker was in the end acquitted, but the four-year trial and resulting publicity forced him out of business. ROLLS-ROYCE 8. BENTLEY CLASSIC SHOWCASE Offering A Fine Selection Of Motor Driven Vehicles With over 25 Years experience with sports cars and classics, we offer excellence in knowledgeable buying-sellingrestoring & locating specific vehicles for you. We stock over 70 classics, original vehicles in good to superb condition,some vehicles are total showcars restored by us.World wide shipping arranged. If you have a classic for sale send photos and details we are cash buyers. 1964 MGB Roadster, Chelsea  Gray/Red, totally restored, superb.  1971 Mercedes 280SE 3.5 Coupe, great driver. 1963 MGB Roadster BRG/Tan, totally restored superb. 1986 Porsche Carrera Coupe, Gray/Tan, excellent example. • , 1999 Porsche Boxster, Guards  Red/Black, 2k miles, new.  1969 Jaguar XKE Coupe, Yellow/ Black, great driver. 1977 Ferrari 308GTB, Black/  Red, great driver.  1965 Porsche 356C Cabriolet, Ruby Red/Black, excellent. CLASSIC SHOWCASE 913 & 955 Rancheros Drive, San Marcos,CA 92069 Located in San Diego County SHOWROOM: (760) 747-3188 RESTORATION FACILITY:(760) 747-9947 FAX: (760) 747-4021 Visit Us Online www.classicshowcase.com e-mail:management@classicshowcase.com Our full service restoration facility is located on our property. 23


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-W ir Market Review at Buyer's Guide La rivista del velocissimo e del bell/ ssimo ANONIMA LOMBARD FABBRICA AUTOMOBIll Tip° L./  EMI MILANO N. 1965 Alfa Romeo 2600SZ Chassis number: AR856057 A 24  fter years of four-cylinder power, Alfa Romeo switched to a six-cylinder engine late in 1962. This new model known as the 2600 had the familiar dual overhead camshaft configuration which put out 145 hp at 5,900 rpm. Top speed was 120 mph. Models included a four-door Berlina with factory bodywork, a Sprint coupe with bodywork by Bertone, a Spider convertible by Touring and the rarest model, the SZ coupe with bodywork by Zagato, pictured here. Equipped with its original 2.6-liter engine and five-speed transmission, this very original California car had less than 60K original miles, with just one repaint and retaining its very nice original black interior. This car received the "La Dolce Vita" award at Concours Italiano in 1996. The car described here sold for $27,500 (including 10% commission) at the RM Classic car auction held in Monterey on August 27-28, 1999. It is hard to put your finger on exactly what features of the standard Bertone 2600 Sprint make collectors overlook it. The 2600 is often described as heavy or ponder- Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Chassis #  Engine #  Distributor cap  Web site  Alternatives  Tune-up /major service  Interval  Right side of cylinder block $1.2K-2K 3,000 miles $150 BMW 2000CS, Lancia Flaminia ous and indeed the impression while driving one of these cars is exactly that—if you use the Giulietta as the base line. If put in the perspective of a mid-'60s, six-cylinder coupe and compared to say, a Mercedes-Benz 220SEb, the Alfa suddenly comes off as a much sportier package. Factor in the lighter SZ at 2,500 pounds coupled with a wheelbase that is 80-mm shorter than a Club ... Alfa Romeo Owners Club, 10 Raskin Rd., Morristown, NJ 07960-2824 www.AlfaClub.org standard Bertone 2600, and we have what is clearly the sportiest of all 2600 models. With a production of a little over one hundred examples, we also have the rarest of all the 2600s. All of these attributes, with the added sizzle of Zagato bodywork, should be the recipe for a six-figure car This was in fact the case during the grand days of the late '80s when TZ-1 s were fetching $500K. Lesser Zagatos like this 2600 were "draggedup" by the skyrocketing value of their more desirable brethren. Just like everything else, the 2600 has fallen to a fraction of its old value and today's collectors have learned a few lessons since those days and won't pay big money for anything simply because it is rare or similar to another, more valuable car. Still, the 2600 is by far the cheapest of any large displacement Zagato and thousands cheaper than its nearest Zagato competitor, the Lancia Flaminia. These factors and the buying public's comfort level with Alfas (compared to Lancias at least) makes the 2600SZ a car with a certain following and an established value. Not all buyers, particularly ones at auctions, are familiar 1965-1967 105 $8K $25-35K Stamped on firewall with the values of not-so-well-known models like this one and I wonder how much SCM's price guide influenced the final purchase price. Right in the middle of the $25K-30K range, the price just might show that this was an educated buy, and that both seller and buyer are accepting the reality of today's marketplace. Still, for a rare Zagato, this was a good buy—Michael Duffey • Sports Car Market


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Offerte e Richieste di Alfa Romeo PhotosSELLCARSIMinkF'hotowithclassiffeciad,only$40permonthIINCLUDESIIVTERNETPOSTINal RegulardassMedonly$15per month. Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for pvt. party subscribers! ALFA ROMEO 55 GIULIETTA SPRINT, early column shift, small Carillo concave headlights, dormant for years, nice original car needing attention, ran and drove perfect when stored, excellent interior, poor red paint over original blue, minor holes in floor near pedals, shipping available. $9,500. 770345-5399. GA 56 1900 CSS, Touring bodied 3-window coupe, red/black, original interior with new leather seats, recent carb and valves, many years in Hayashi collection, eligible for all events, wonderful on any Mille type event, $45,500. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. CA 57 GIULIETTA SVZ, double bubble, racing history, 612377-4960. Feb 58 750F GIULIETTA, Spider Veloce, red/black, older highly detailed and correct restoration, needs nothing, $14,000. 603-772-3321. NH 58 GIULIETTA NORMALE, rebuilt engine (1600), straight body in primer, new chrome(1,200), orig engine, trans avail, needs paint, carpet, top, $4,850 obo. 3 12-2011171 days. 805-772-1752 weekends. WI 58 GIULIETTA SPYDER, Normale, 1495-05777, Complete, rusty floor, engine stuck, $2,200. Dale Johnson, 805772-1752. CA 59 2000 SPYDER, 4-cylinder, 5 speed, red, black interior and top, bucket seats, chrome wheel discs, rebuilt engine, $14,900. Chicago Car Exchange, 847-680-1950. FAX 847680-1961 IL 59 SPRINT, hot 2 liter, Webers, 5-spd, Borranis, always rust-free, perfect red with immaculate red & gray interior, ultimate tour hot rod, $24,800. Kirk F. White, 904-4276660. FAX 904-427-7801 FL 60 GIULIETTA SPRINT, Discs, 5-speed, twin Webers, Strong mechanically, Good body, $8,850. Jon, 206-2130102. WA Feb 60 SPIDER, 2000 2 passenger convertible, one of the rarest ever conceived, bright red, black leather, 88,136 miles, from prominent collection, this masterpiece restored regardless of cost to near perfection, $14,999. Charles Schmitt & Co., 314-352-9100. MO 62 GIULIETTA SPIDER, red/black, fully sorted, older restoration, looks and runs great, $11,000. Dlr, 914-9490103 9-6 m-sat. NY 62 GIULIETTA SPIDER, red, tan leather, excellent driving California car with rebuilt engine,clutch, driveshaft, brakes, radiator, shocks and more, $11,500. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 62 SPIDER, parts or restore, mostly complete, some new parts, $1,500 firm. 717-921-2644. 717-249-0565.PA 63 GIULIA SPIDER, Veloce, mods complete but needs restoration, $5,000. Mark, 619-429-6518. CA 65 SPRINT SPECIALE, Red/black, 76,000 miles, very nice condition, tools, all records since new, rmcnae@msn.com $23,500. Rod Mcnae, 206-325-1537. WA Feb 64 2600 COUPE, white with black leather, stored many years, runs but needs brake work, good body, chrome and interior, two parts cars also available, $5,000. OCtagon Auto, 717-244-0669. PA 65 GTC CONVERTIBLE, nice original car needing res- urrection, ran and drove perfectly when stored 8 years ago, very few survive, rust holes in floor near pedals, shipping available, $12,500. 770-345-5399. GA 66 2600 SPIDER, blue with black leather interior, recent restoration, $45,000 in it, yours for $21,000. 212-8880184. NY 66 GT'V, red/blk, 1750 engine, Webers, Mille Miglia wheels, Yokohama, very well maintained, $7,500. 617-666-3953. MA 66 QUATTRORUOTE, cream and black, only 90 of these Zagato bodied cars built, beautiful rebuilt example with upgraded engine, $39,500. Fantasy Junction, 510-6537555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 67 DUETTO, 2nd owner, red/black, 862 Liter with Webers, Colombo cam, Marelliplex ignition, all records since purchase, two sets wheels, rmcnae@msn.com $10,500. Rod Mcnae, 206-325-1537. WA Feb 67 GTV, and Junior, GTV has solid Chassis, engine apart, Junior drives but rusty, lots of new, upgrade and spare parts, $3,700. Brad, 309-694-1797. IL 68 DUETTO SPIDER, 1300 Jr. red/blk, AZ car, no rust, excellent original, $11,995. Northshore Sportscars, 847247-0447. 847-247-0446.IL 69 DUETTO CONVERTIBLE, very nice condition, 85K original miles, white with black interior, lots of class for the money, $7,950. Gullwing Motor Cars Inc., 718-5450500. FAX 718-545-1308 NY 69 DUETTO SPIDER, forest green, black Haartz canvas. new paint, upholstery, trim, runs and looks excellent, $9,300. 310-450-4483. CA 750-101-102-105-106-115-116-119-164 The largest st()( k in North America makes AR Ricambi your first choice for all your Alfa Romeo parts needs • Replacement Parts: Engine, drive line, sheet metal, glass, rubber. Original Equipment and aftermarket supply... 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69 DUETTO SPIDER VELOCE, runs, complete no rust, $2,500. 415-227-0440. CA 69 DUETTO SPIDER VELOCE, 85,000 Original miles, red/blk, comes with lots of spare parts, $7,900. Auto Europe, 248-645-6300. MI 71 GTV, extensively restored, high performance engine, suspension. New paint and interior, $9,500. 858-484-6975. CA 71 GTV, 15,000 miles, original owner, original paint, no rust, must be one of the best in existence, $12,000 US S. 403-932-2165. CANADA AB 71 GTV 1750, 45,000 rebuilt, dual Webers, Koni suspension, sump guard, air, red exterior, black leather interior, mahogany dash, console, Alpine 6 CD changer, great everyday driver, looks good, runs great. $10,000. Chris, 310589-5580. CA 71 SPIDER, Webers, red/black, Stayfast top, v/g running car $2,200. Peter, 860-354-0872. CT 73 GTV, red/black, less than 10,000 on engine, transmission, starter, alternator and clutch, 10.4 pistons, European cams, Konis, new springs, battery, space forces sale of my baby, $3,800. 843-342-3212. SC 73 SPYDER VELOCE, 2000, dual Webers,5-speed, power disc brakes,red, black top and interior, steel wheels, cassette, $4,900. Chicago Car Exchange, 847-680-1950. FAX 847-680-1961 IL 74 GTV, silver, low miles, needs engine work, bodywork, $2,450. 425-603-9612. WA 74 GTV, red/black, 37,000 original miles, fully restored, beautiful, $10,000. 415-931-2706. 510-787-3135.CA 74 GTV, red(original color)/black, dead straight, never crunched, no rust California car since new, new motor and exhaust, rebuilt: Transmission, Fl pump, differential, suspension, fresh paint, upholstery and tires, looks and runs like new, $7,500 firm. 530-550-9031. CA 74 GTV, English rhd version, runs well, good interior, needs paint trim re-installed, $2,900. Octagon Auto, 717244-0669. PA FREE ALFA CA Restoration & Replacement Giulietta through 16 74 SPIDER, silver/black, roll bar, shankle springs, anti sway, recent bushings, ball joints, tie rods, Campys, 5-point harness, Konis, Freeflow MSD, very tight chassis, 4.10 LSD, $6,800. 914-949-0103 9-6 M-S. NY 76 ALFETTA, red with black interior, restored including dual Webers, oversized valves, headers, a beautiful addition to your Alfa collection, very sound in and out, stored winters, $5,900. Rich, 414-628-2528. WI 79 SPIDER, black, tan leather, new Sunfast tan top, 35K, new exhaust, no rust ever, mint, $6,000. Dlr., 914-949-0103 M-S 9-6. NY 86 SPIDER, Quadrifoglio convertible, 49,946 certified miles, flawless red, ascot gray leather, largest engine and most expensive model, 5-speed and air conditioning, $9,999. Charles Schmitt & Co., 314-352-9100. MO 88 SPIDER, Quadrifoglio, red with hardtop, 98,000 miles, very good condition $58,000 obo. 480-833-7346. AZ 91 white with tan leather, sunroof, auto, 99K, fully loaded, upgrade to a 98 European model, perfectly maintained and regularly serviced, nicest 164 in the country, $6,499. 617451 -2626. MA 91164L, Very clean, one owner, red/black, 54,000 miles, always garaged, new 17" Kinesis wheels, Michelins, Alfa Ricambi suspension, new Koni's, never dinged. rmcnae@msn.com , $13,500. Rod McNae, 206-325-1537. WA Feb 91 SPIDER VELOCE, red with tan leather, 35,000 mi, 5speed, good example, with books and records, $11,000. Octagon Auto, 717-244-0669. PA 91 SPIDER VELOCE, red, tan leather, black top, 65,000 miles, a well maintained car which has been in storage for the past few years, runs and drives like new, a perfect convertible for open air driving, sacrifice, $11,500. PAR Exotics & Classics, 914-637-8800. NY 91 SPIDER VELOCE, black with tan leather, 5-speed, 52K miles, very nice condition, $8,995. 636-239-6781. 314239-6781.M0 94 164LS, rare white, grey w/black leather interior, 100K miles, clean car, runs well, TALOG! Parts Pirelli, CD, service records $7,995. John, 203-618-1050 eves. 914-589-5717 days. NY GTV 6 BALOCCO S.E., #79/350, red-navy leather, sunroof, Gotti wheels, lowered, recent paint, complete engine rebuild, Milano clutch, 54,000 miles. $4,900. 417881-4238 eves. MO Jan XX -LITERATURE MANUALS & BOOKS FOR, Alfa Romeo, service manuals, parts manuals, owners manuals, History books, see www.books4cars.com 248-357-4640. 888380-9277.MI Jan XX - PARTS ALFA PARTS, Parting out 83 and 86 GTV6, 87 Milano. Rob, 402-235-2982. NE Jan PARTS FOR GIULIETTA, SZ coda ronda, please offer everything. Gernot Werner, teUfax: 01143 463 55835, email: g.werner@utanet.at . Jan PARTS FOR SALE, Four wheels for 101 series Giulia (d holes) with two decent 165x15 Semperits. $220. Jeffrey, 212-517-2899 days. FAX 212-302-8244 NY Jan ENGINES, 750 #AR137544824 + 4-speed transmission, 1600 GT #AR 00526*2640* Solex, 1600 GTV/SS #AR00121*0523*, Open to best offers. 417-881-4238 eves. MO Jan Private party, Alfa and Fiat parts, used and rebuilt, cars for sale, buy unique Alfas. Bruno Corsi, 805-241-0250. FAX 805-374-2393 CA Jan XX - WANTED Rust-free 81-86 GTV Body. Rob, 402-235-2982. NE Jan 1900 SS TOURING OR, 1900 C Pininfarina coupe for restoration, email: g.vverner@utanet.at Gernot Werner, Tel/Fax:01143 463 55835. Jan 1958-1962 ALFA ROMEO, Roadster 2000, any condition with Borrani wire wheels, willing to pay "top dollar"! Weber carburetors and Nardi steering wheel a plus, also interested in any N.O.S. (C.I. 2000) parts that you may have. Please send message to markstro gbellsouth.net or call. Mark, 770-424-4068. GA Jan /1/(620-Yee R ES T OR A TIONS Twenty years dedicated to the meticulous restoration of the world's finest exotic, vintage race and classic motor cars. 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Immoti■L  THE INTERNET SCM Cruises A glimpse at some web sites of interest. Please e-mail your suggestions for this space to copyed@sportscarmarket.com . Ratings:  www.ewacars.com. Primarily an online model car storefront, EWA also sells specialty car kits and hard-to-find makes of die cast models. Their in-stock list is updated daily and pictures are provided. A printed catalog is also available. British automobile magazines that are difficult to find on US newsstands can be found here, with USD subscription rates conveniently calculated. Car-related books and videos complete their inventory. SCM net rating: Model collectors  Model Cars General cruisers Lh www.tbird.org Thunderbird's Cyber Nest is the Thunderbird Owner's Club web site. Unique tools, including an easy-to-use data plate decoder, are available to help decipher a T-Bird's chassis number. Club membership isn't required to participate in the Cyber Nest. T-Bird screensavers can be downloaded for under $10, and you can read T-Bird fanatic Sky Silverton's diary as he drives Route 66, with daily updates if you're into that kind of literary punishment. All the breaking news for the new 2001 retroThunderbird can also be found here. SCM net rating: T-Bird lovers  Net Birds General cruisers www.tuckerclub.org Most likely all of the owners of the 51 Tuckers built belong to this club. Links to the Tucker Chat The Mystery Continues is best. Room, the Tucker Bulletin Board and Forum can be found here. Comments, information about Tucker automobilia, and e-mails can be sent to the club's curator, Frank Tucker (yes, a relative) and are welcome additions to the growing collection of Tucker history. If you can't afford a quarter of a million dollar Tucker Torpedo, you can at least receive the Tucker Tribune, a free monthly e-mail newsletter. SCM net rating: Tucker owners (all 51) hh2 General ctuisers Regulations and Then Some www.car-stuff.com/carlinks/govt.htm This site is an index of car-related links to federal government and state web sites. State automotive web sites for Arizona, Florida, Ohio, Utah, Pennsylvania and California are included. You will also find links to federal government-run web sites that cover general car regulations, such as emissions testing and safety, that are implemented by specific agencies like the EPA. By choosing the Internet DMV link and paying a service fee, you can research driving record histories of anyone within 47 states if you have their full name, date of birth and driver's license. Or you can find the owner of any car if you have a license plate number, state in which the plate was registered, and a permissible reason to request such information based on the DMV's approval. Find out just who owns that alloy 4-cam you saw at the Burger King drive-through. SCM net rating: Law abiding citizens General cruisers from Your Friends at Passport Transport. We would like to Thank All of Our Clients for their Continued Patronage. May the New Year Bring You the Best of Happiness and Good Health, SINCE 1970 PASSPORT Classic and specialty cars safely delivered anywhere in the USA 37 Progress Parkway St. Louis, MO 63043 800.325.4267 • 314.878.5777 Fax 314.878.7295 www.passporttransport.com 28  Sports Car Market


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FERRAR Chassis number: 2181 Engine number: 9007 4f • r Colombo-designed 3-liter V12 in place of its Europa predecessor's Lampredi unit. The 250GT chassis followed Ferrari's established practice, being a multitubular frame tied together by oval main tubes, however, the independent front suspension now employed coil springs instead of the transverse-leaf type. A four-speed, all-synchromesh gearbox transmitted power to the live rear axle, while braking was looked after by hydraulic drums all round. Late in 1959, disc brakes were added and a four-speed plus overdrive gearbox was added the following year. IL January, 2000  The 250GT provided the basis for the first four-seater Ferrari, the 250GTE 2+2. The 250GTE was intended to extend Ferrari's appeal to a sector of the market that was already contested by its rivals Aston Martin and Maserati. It debuted in the summer of 1960 and became the most commercially successful Ferrari of its day. Years produced  Pininfarina's challenge had been to produce a 2+2 without sacrificing the 250's elegant good looks or sporting demeanor, and the master carrozzier succeeded brilliantly with the GTE. By moving the engine, gearbox, and steering gear forward and the fuel tank back, sufficient room was created for two occasional rear-seat passengers within the 250GT's 2,600-mm wheelbase. The type 128E outside-plug engine's 240 bhp insured that there was no reduction in performance despite the inevitable gain in weight. A wonderful provenance accompanies the Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Chassis #  Engine #  Clubs  Ferrari Owners Club, 8642 Cleta St., Downey, CA 90241 Distributor cap  ferrari@softhome  net; www.maranello.com Alternatives  330GT 2+2, Lamborghini 400 Web site  250GTE pictured here and still retains its black California license plates. It was refinished several years ago and is currently red with a tan interior. This 250GTE comes with numerous receipts testify- Tune-up/Major Service  Interval  aunched in 1954, the 250 T featured a lighter and more compact IAA& ing to the quality of its care and maintenance. This example, estimated by Brooks at $35K and $40K, failed to sell at the October 8, 1999 auction held in Hershey, Pennsylvania at a high bid of $27,000. The 250GTE was Ferrari's first commercial success during the early '60s. It was obvious that a market existed for the wonderful 3-liter V12 coupled with the added practicality of the 2+2 seating. The 250GTE has room enough for four adults or a couple and two children. With its V12 and Ferrari styling you could go on family outings and still feel like Nuvolari. Produced in record numbers from 1960 to 1963, the GTE was and is a handsome, elegant and high-performance motor car. Due to the weight over the front wheels, a GTE can be a tad ponderous around town, but the handling and responsiveness improve dramatically on the open road. 1960-63 955 Plate in engine compartment and left front cross member $10K $30K-42K Horizontal boss, right side of engine below cam covers $200-2K Every 30K miles $250x2 Ferrari Club of America, 15872 Radwick Silver Springs, MD 20906 FerrariOwnersClub.org ; Many people refer to these cars today as "starter" Ferraris—they are affordable in comparison to other high-performance Ferraris like the 365GTB, but also offer the excitement and power of owning a 3-liter V12. The engine alone is a direct link to Ferrari s' astounding competition record. Since the market value of GTEs doesn't support the cost of a full-bore restoration, they should only be bought in restored condition. The most likely reason for this car to go unsold was simply that the right buyer wasn't in the room. By all accounts, this is a good 250 and if the seller has patience, the right buyer, in the high $30K range, will come along.—Bob LeFlufr (Photo and data courtesy of auction company.)• 29 Market Review Buyer's Guide 1961 Ferrari 250GTE 2 + 2


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I /""k AT%  expanded again! ivtki  neis_ F We would like to thank our many loyal customers who have now made us the largest independent Ferrari service and restoration facility in Los Angeles. In order to meet the demand from our word-of-mouth new customers we have added yet another service bay. Our staff of service technicians has a cumulative 80+ years experience to offer for your Ferrari service and restoration needs. Stop by and see what the finest, fairest, and friendliest Ferrari service looks like, or call Mike Fenison, our service manager, to schedule your next Ferrari service. GT Motors Glendale, CA. TEL (818) 546-2971 FAX (818) 546-2812 THE' iff/C SPORT.PCDRE 20,000 Sq. Ft. Showroom Quality consignments accepted C'%/4% b ----__/// www.classicsportscars.com 118 First Street Andrews, NC 28901 828-321-1330 /At 1. . 46 AMP - I Gang Roberts & Co. e-mail: garryroberts@fea.net Specializing in Pm-Owned Vintage & Contemporary Ferrari Sales / Service / Restoration 922 Sunset Nye, Costa Mega, CA. 92627 Tel: (949) 660-2690  30 rex: (949) 650-2730 Sheehan Sneaks by Michael Sheehan Which Boxer For You? errari's sporting and Grand Touring reputation through the '50s and '60s was built around low and sleek Italian bodies fitted with front engine V12 engines. The pinacle of the road-going, front-engine V12 era was the 365GTB/ 4 Daytona of 1969-1974. By 1973 the Lamborghini Miura and Countach were making the Daytona look and feel old-fashioned, and Ferrari had to answer Lamborghini's threat with something equally as exotic. Since Lamborghini used a transverse, chain-driven, V12, Ferrari had to be different and produced an inline, belt-driven, flat-12 with its transmission mounted below the engine. Ferrari's stated rationale for a midmounted flat-12 was that the new configuration would allow a lower center of gravity and better handling. First in the new line of Ferrari supercars was the 365GT4/BB, produced from 19731976. With only 387 made, it remains the rarest of Boxers and the quickest, thanks to peaky cams and "short" transmission gearing. A well running 365 BB is a rocketship going through 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears. Its stunning acceleration is accompanied by the wonderful sound of a very busy flat-12 with lots of carburetors sucking air. Following the 365 was the 512BB, built from1976 to1981. With only 921 cars produced, the carbureted 512s are relatively rare, especially compared to Ferrari's current production numbers. While not as quick as the 365GT4/BB through the first three gears, the extra 600ccs affect the top end, giving the carbureted 512BB to king-of-the-hill rights as the fastest of the Boxers. With ever-toughening emissions controls worldwide, Ferrari added fuel-injection to the 512, creating the 512BBi. The engine was tuned for more bottom and mid-range performance, but a weaker top-end. From 1981 and 1984 1,007 512BBi's were produced. A reasonable guess would be that perhaps 25% of the total production of 2,315 cars, or about 550, Boxers were imported into the US, all through the gray market as there was never an offical US Boxer model. With the toughening of American emission laws in the late '80s and a tremendous export boom to Japan and back to Europe, between 1985 and '91 perhaps half of the total US Boxer population was sold to Japan or back to Europe, resulting in perhaps 250 Boxers remaining in America today. With room for the tallest driver, adequate air conditioning, light steering and excellent brakes, the Boxers are a driver's delight. On the negative side, while the balance and handling are very good, once the handling limits are reached the car can and will swap ends for the overexuberant or unwary driver. The prices of all three models are virtually identical today, ranging from $55,000 for just a car" to $75,000 to $80,000 for the best of the best. With top quality Daytonas selling for $125,000, a Boxer at about one half that price is the Ferrari world's supercar bargain. My favorite? The 365GT4/BB. Rare, and with aggressive cams and "short" transmission gearing, it provides F-16 style acceleration. The carburetors make a great gobbling sound as they suck in air. And finally, the earlier syling with a clamshell front spoiler makes the 365 the cleanest design and best looking of the Boxer series. Dollar per horsepower, you'll never find a better deal.• Sports Car Market


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Photos SELL CARS! Mini-Photo with classified ad, only $40 per month! INCLUDES INTERNET POSTING! Regularclassifiedonly$15permonth.Pa rts/PartsWanted Ads FREEfor pvt.party su bscribers! 55 355 BERLINETTA, two cars, red/tan & red/black, 12K & 7K miles, complete records. books, tools, etc, $108,000. Ferrari of Denver, 303-730-7340. CO 60 250 GT, PF Series II cabriolet, red/black, 33,000 miles, nice condition, rebuilt motor, transmission and rear end, no top, $99,000. 310-274-7440. FAX 310-274-9809 CA 61 250 GTE TR, red, black, 250GRE chassis by DK Engineering, $125,000. Continental AutoSports, 630-6553535. IL 63 250 GTE, 2+2, s/n 3251, sound, not rusty, unrestored straight original example, fresh major brake overhaul just performed, runs strong and drives well, original leather savable, needs paint, matching numbers engine, must sell, $32,000 secures. 610-584-8800. FAX 610-584-8872 PA 63 400 SUPER, American cabriolet, 4241SA, red/cream. one owner (then museum), extraordinary original condition, needs no restoration, $475,000. 334-277-4260. AL 65 275 GTB, short nose, recent restoration, red with full black leather, Borrani wire wheels, none finer, $220,000. John Levy, Shelton Sports Cars, 954-493-5211. FL 66 275 GTS SPYDER, 38,000 actual miles, Concours condition and the best running one in the country, correct fly yellow, $172,500. 215-968-5599. PA 67 330 GTS, s/n 11091, in fly yellow with black leather interior, new correct top, excellent original Borranis (5), complete with tool bag and jack, major service in Sept 99, 88,0001un, 3rd owner for 8 years, always the best of care, photos available by mail or intemet, service records available, $205,000 trades considered. 508-771-0662 anytime. MA 69 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA, early European plexi nose version, a/c, runs & drives extremely well, red/black leather, $97,500 offer. 954-522-9900. FL 70 246 GT L MODEL, alloy panels, knock-off wheels, excellent running, good looking older restoration, yellow/ black, $47,500. Motorcar Gallery, 654-522-9900. FL 70 365 GTB/4, Daytona Spyder conversion, gorgeous red with black interior, fully serviced and in super condition throughout, needs nothing, $140,000. Harry Woodnorth Automobiles, 773-227-1340. 800-797-2886.IL 71 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA, coupe, US delivery model, California car from new, red w/tan leather, dead stock, never damaged, always serviced, exceptionally fine order throughout, must sell, $129,900 trades considered. Mark Smith, 610-584-8800. FAX 610-584-8872 PA 72 356 GTC/4 NART, Special Spider, #14927,black/black, 28,000 miles, superb restored condition, converted for Chinetti, beautiful and unique, $75,900. Continental AutoSports, 630-655-3535. IL 72 365 GTC/4, Celeste blue/black, US model, 39,000 miles, just received major service, books and tools, $41,900. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 72 NART, competition Daytona Spyder, NART LeMans entry for 1975, Geneva show car, alloy body by Michelotti, fastest Daytona ever at LeMans, converted to street use by John Mecom, 6,000 miles, 98 point condition, ready for street or track, $485,000. 334-277-4260. AL 73 246 GTS DINO SPYDER, s/n 07446, silver metallic, red Daytona interior, just finished complete mechanical and cosmetic restoration, excellent owner history, books, tools and records, photos available by mail or intemet, $72,000 trades considered. 508-771-0662 anytime. MA 73 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA, #16831, restored prior to previous 15 year California ownership of noted collector, Bill Borranis, tools, an extremely beautiful late example, $118,500. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510653-9754 CA 74 246 GTS, flares & chairs, Rosso Cordoba, wine leather, 14,841 miles, correct & complete with books and tools, genuinely magnificent, $895,000. Motorcar Gallery of Ft. Lauderdale, 954-522-9900. FL 74 246 GTS DINO, 29,000 miles, original car, complete January, 2000 31 with all books and recent service, red with black Daytona seats, cold air conditioning, $64,500. Hyman Ltd., 314524-6000. MO 78 308 GTS, s/n F106A24993, red, black leather, Euro, new: timing belts, clutch & cable, tires, battery, valves adjusted, no oil burner, no overheating, straight, original and fast, wonderful to drive, 51,000 miles, $29,000. R Fauvelle, 843-795-9256. SC 78 308 GTS, Russo Rubino, with tan leather interior, excellent mechanicals, including synchros, low miles, $32,500. 636-239-6781. 314-239-6781.M0 79 308 GT4, red/tan, 33K, fully serviced, special wheels, 100% original, perfect, US version, $21,900. Motors Inc., 514-731-8057. CANADA QC 79 400, automatic, s/n 27971, silver with black leather, 27,300 mi, $27,500. David, 303-756-3561. CO 80 4001 STRAMAN, convertible, British racing green with tan interior, elegant, least expensive, front engine, 12-cyl Ferrari convertible, DOT and EPA papers, $42,000. B Tewksbury, 604-926-3224. CANADA BC 81 308 GTSI, Spider, flawless red, impeccable tan leather, 33,112 meticulously kept miles, a flawless example, $26,999. Charles Schmitt & Co., 314-352-9100. MO 82 512 BBI, red, tan,19,000 miles, CD/tape, very clean, runs perfectly, $75,500. 440-460-0161. OH 82 MONDIAL COUPE, black with red leather interior, 2nd owner car, meticulously maintained, all service record available since factory, recent Ferrari 50,000-mile complete service, runs beautifully and looks great, brand new CD sound system, $23,900. 215-665-0600 daytime message. PA 83 512 BBI, red with black Boxer trim,tan interior, 9,000 miles, immaculate, $82,500. John Levy, Sheldon Sports Cars, 954-493-5211. FL 84 512BBI, red/tan, private collector's 1,800 mile example, and in showroom condition, complete books and tools, must see, $99,900. Ferrari of Atlanta, 770-939-5344. GA 84 MONDIAL, cab, stunning fly yellow/cream, only 17,000 miles, exceptional, $35,000. Forza, 960-3501140. CT 86328 GTS, red with cream interior and red rugs, only 1,600 miles, Euro model, EPA and DOT releases, New York title, Euro and USA exhaust, the finest example in the most stunning color combination available, $60,000 obo. Brian, 716-892-3887. NY 89 TS, red with black leather, 36,500 miles, a very nice driver, $52,500 trades welcome. Motorcars International, 417-831-9999. FAX 417-831-8080 MO 89 FORMULA 1, Nigel Mansell's 89 FF1, correct, complex, complete and race-ready, documented histor y. angela@casafrucci.com 612-377-4960. MN Jan 91 TESTAROSSA, black on black, 9,000 miles, 15K service done, Sony CD, ;• ,M75 GTB s/n 08457 - . -  ., Orq.. %IP :* N.7 .144 1,0  •• A• e ‘41., needs nothing, gorgeous car, $80,000 obo. 915-598-1302 11-7pm mst. TX 94 348 SPIDER, red, tan, 15K service done, 14,000 miles, excellent, pampered condition, $75,500 may trade up or down. Ira, 978-794-0056 7-5 EST. MA 96 F50, under 3,000 miles, celebrity owned and like new, for export only, $525,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-4676531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 98 MARANELLO, blue PozziAan, a pristine, 4,200 mile 1-owner, this one is perfect and needs nothing but a new home, $217,500. Ferrari of Atlanta, 770-939-5464. FAX 770-939-5344 GA 99 550 MARANELLO, black/tan, 7K miles, immaculate, in & out, just serviced, $237,500. Ferrari of Denver, 303730-7340. CO 99 F355 FIORANO SPYDER, 6-spd, red/tan, 1,000 miles, $155,950. Bob, 281-370-7355. TX VC- LITERATURE MANUALS & BOOKS FOR, Ferrari, service manuals, parts manuals, history books, see www.books4cars.com 248-357-4750. 888-380-9277.MI Jan XX - WANTED WANTED:, 1970's Fl blueprints, Press Kits, manuals, models, books. '49 Merritt repro. & 65 original yearbooks, Pinin Farina annuals, Style Autos, Automobile Years etc. 250 & 330 Fuel pumps. Schumcher Fl pistons, Jerry, 330-759-5224 Mornings. OH Feb WANTED:, Ferrari, either damaged or needing restoration 1973 and earlier, any condition complete or not complete, anywhere. 305-937-2879. FL Feb• Raced in Italian hilIclimb and club races as well as two events at the Nurburgring in 1966. Documented by Marcel Massini as well as pictured in the 1966 Ferrari yearbook and The Pourret 275 book. Excellent car for Shell Challenge, Tour de France or contours events. Currently completing restoration in our shop. $325,000.00 obo. 'GT MOTORS Glendale, C 71


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1970-73 Porsche 911S ,,,I, he E-type and the 911 share the distinction as two of the most recognizable sports car shapes of all time. Both cars conceptually leapt ahead of the competition when introduced and both had teething troubles in their infancy. But after eight years of production, the E-type had lost its edge and had become somewhat dated, while the 911 was just reaching the first of several pinnacles in its long history. Porsche's continual refining of the original 911 concept is precisely what makes the 2.2-liter and 2.4-liter such appealing cars today. With the introduction of the 2.2-liter S in the 1970 model year and the 2.4-liter S in 1972, gone was Porsche's previous standard of attempting to extract the maximum horsepower per liter from its production engines. The 1969 2.0 S with 85 hp/L had the highest output for any normally aspirated standard production Porsche. These super peaky engines had to be revved mercilessly and were too noisy and tiresome for most drivers. With 1970 and later 911s, Porsche strove to deliver maximum driving performance rather than maximum volumetric efficiency. For example, the 2.2 S achieved 82 hp/L and the 2.4 S, 81 hp/L. This transformation was completely successful and these last models of the true S (especially the 2.4 S) are considered the finest of the pre-SC production models. These are easy cars to live with on a daily basis, their performance is unequalled by many supercar contemporaries, they have comfort (ease of entry/exit) and they have a practicality and a robustness that is legendary. As with the purchase of any thirty-year-old car, there is no substitute for a careful inspection by an expert. Porsche was not fully galvanizing the bodies in the '70s so look for signs of rust or poor repairs. The 901 gearbox of the 2.2s should be smooth, light and quiet. The 915 gearbox of the 2.4 and A restored 91IS can top $20K. later cars tends of transmission for years. to be notchy and often has balky synchros. A bit bearing whine is common but it can run like that Continuous Airflow The Ultimate Car Cover Clear Inflated Bubble Evaporative storage keeps your car dry, stops corrosion and mildew, and eliminates musty interior odors. Filtered Air Dust and insect free. Keeps your car in show condition without detailing. Protect & Display your motorcycle • No dings • No condensation • No dirt or dust • No curious fingers • No expensive dry packs or chemicals The Bike Capsule allows you to store your motorcycle safely in the worst environments; barns, warehouses, workshops, paintshops, rental storage, etc. Best of all, you can still see your pride and joy! Also available – for Indoor and Outdoor storage use  for Boats and Cars! Call for more info.  32  the "Boat Capsule" M.W. MARKETING GROUP, INC. Phone: (612) 938-6870 Fax: (612) 931-0898 Economical to run Protects your investment against children, pets, accidental shop dings, and shows off your car. Only $1.50 per month. Makes expensive dry packs, air conditioners and humidifiers unnecessary. The engines suffer fools gladly and truly love to rev. A puff of smoke on a cold start which clears up in a few seconds is common but not universal and seems to happen after long periods of storage. Oil pressure should be at least 10 psi per 1,000 rpm with the oil warmed. Oil pressure can drop to near zero at idle depending on the type of dry sump lubrication system. The original Bosch mechanical fuel injection system is the best fuel system for the car even though many have had Webers fitted. The Bosch system works well and is very efficient if it isn't inactive for a long period of time. Decent condition number 3 drivers can sometimes be found under $10K, but you will probably have to be quick to snag one at this price. At much under $10K you will probably be getting some sort of project. Over $15K should buy you a very nice driver. Over $20K and you are into the realm of low mileage, original cars or superb restorations. These cars are scarce and may take a lot of searching to find. Make certain that if you are paying for an S that you are getting an S by checking all of the numbers carefully. Owning a good car will be an enlightening experience.—Scott Johnston • Number produced  Years produced  4,691 (2.2 S); 5,094 (2.4 S) Original sale price  $8.2K-11K depending on year and options SCM Price Guide  Current value  Tune-up  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Web site  5.0 hours labor x your shop's rate (includes valve adjustment) $12 Left-hand windscreen pillar, stamped plate next to hood latch and stamped on body in trunk next to fuel tank Right-hand vertical surface of cooling fan support on block Porsche Club of America, P.O. Box 30100 Alexandria, VA 22310-8100 www.Platzmall.com Alternatives when new  Alternatives now  Mercedes-Benz 280SL, Dino 246, Corvette Later 911SC, Corvette Coupe, Alfa GTV, Jaguar E-type, Jaguar E-type Coupe, Mercedes-Benz 280SL, BMW 3.0CS Sports Car Market $12.5K-14.5K (2.2 S); $14K-17K (2.4 S) Cond: 3, $10K-$15K; Cond: 2, $15K-20K 1970-1973


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Our Cars Send your stories (maximun 200 words) and photo to "Our Cars," SCM 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215 or e-mail: copyed@sportscarmarket.com 1982 Renault Le Car 5-Door Owner: Kurt Sigouin, Shanghai, People's Republic of China Purchase price and date: $1K, 1994 Total original mileage: 12,050 Recent work: Clutch replacement, A/C recharge, euro upgrades Why bother? In the land where taxis, bicycles, carts, and large buses play chicken with one another at every opportunity, owning a nice car is a serious expense. Unless you have a company car, taxis and bicycles are the way to go. The license alone for this car cost $10,000 and finding a qualified mechanic is challenging. This car was originally imported from New York to Beijing through diplomatic channels, hence, it avoided the 150% duty that existed then. I came across this cream puff while purchasing some second-hand children's playground equipment from a Consulate diplomat who was returning to their homeland. I jokingly said, "Sure, throw in the Renault and I'll buy the whole lot," and they happily agreed. on those thirty-nine degrees Celsius days and the car has been fairly trouble free to keep. Beauty is where you find it—in this case, on the runway at Shanghai Airport with Sigouin keeping watch for incoming After some major cleanup, a new set of Chinese Warrior Radial tires and a stainless exhaust from London Stainless, the car ran like a dream. The A/C is strong enough to keep us comfortable The Twenty Year PICTURE VI 2 Classics Lamborghini Espada III, jaguar SIII V12 XKE, Ferrari 330GT 2+2 $140,000 $120,000 $100,000 $80,000 $60,000 111011111111111111111.111116111111111111111111111111111.11 1.01111.1111111111111111 I 1111111111111111111111111111 1011111111111111111111111111 IN HIMINIMINI 10111111111111111111111M OMEN  -  $20  101  1  1111.11N411"1 $40,000 ,000 $0 • I  1111111111111Vireile-jiI 1 1 I 1 111 I I t --"-r "1"1.-11C.4--1. joirij 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1973-76 Lamborghini Espada III El 1971-73 Jaguar V12 XKE Convertible El 1964-67 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 g  mumarep - - 1987  1988 1989  January, 2000 artie_____4_41 1990  1992  993 (Prices for cars in excellent condition. Additional data compiled from SCM archives.) This monthly value guide is provided courtesy of Cars of Particular Interest. CPI is the pocket guide most often used by credit unions and banks when dealing with loan values of collectible domestic and imported cars. Ph: 301/317-4228, FAX 301/317-8330* 33 1994  1995 - 997 111111111111 1991  10111111WINIMMIIMIMINV 1996  1998 1999 1964-67 330 OT 2+2 1971-73 V12 Cony 1973-76 Espada 111 Being a rather Plain Jane, I could not resist spending some money to make it more fun to look at. Renaultoriginal upgrades include: alloy wheels, a leather sport wheel, euro lights, and of course I had to install the antennae in the correct French location. China's latest regulation to insure that its auto industry flourishes requires that all vehicles that are ten years old to be removed from the road. the 747s. Fortunately, like most rules in China, there is a way around them. That is why I'm still on the road and I was able to take this photo at Shanghai's new airport— on the runway.•


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Etceterini & Friends Market Place 1972 Maserati Ghibli Coupe Chassis number: AM 1151564 y the time the Maserati Ghibli left the factory in Modena, the company had been successfully building luxury supercars for more than a decade. At the heart of their designs were two outstanding engines: the 3,500cc six and the 4,719cc V8, both of which had twin overhead camshafts and provided enough power to sweep the sixcylinder Sebring and the sumptuous V8 Mexico four-seater coupe up to 138 mph at the driver's command. First introduced at the Turin Auto Show in late 1966 as a two-door, two-seater coupe, the Ghibli was initially developed from the Maserati Mexico and, as a result, shared its stiff tubular steel chassis and its well-proven independent front and live rear axle suspension layout. 13 Weighing only 3,000 pounds, nearly 1,000 less than the Mexico, the car was clad with a sensationally exotic bodyshell of great elegance designed by Giugiaro and built by Ghia. The altogether pleasing Maserati Ghibli became a mainstay of Italian design until 1972 when series production was ended. It may have been the Ghibli's extraordinary Giugiaro shape, or perhaps the well-engineered drivetrain and motor that appealed to Mr. Frank Sinatra, as he became a Ghibli owner in 1972 when he purchased the silver example pictured. Mr. Sinatra owned the car until the late 1970s when it was sold to its second owner. The current owner reports that the car has logged just under 19K original miles. Notably, the Ghibli was registered with the trademark license plates that Mr. Sinatra's cars were known to have, FAS IV, and it still retains them today. The Ghibli is fitted with round tail lamps as opposed to the standard square rear lights that Ghiblis were delivered with. The origin of this change however is unknown. With its low mileage and spectacular provenance, this 1972 Maserati Ghibli is a rare find. This tired, streetworn Ghibli brought $43,700 when it crossed the block and was sold at the Christie's Pebble Beach auction in August of 1999. This means that some one paid $25K for the car and $18 large to sit where Frank sat. Years produced  I'm a fan of Ol' Blue Eyes, but I don't remember him leaning on this Ghibli for the cover of the "Live at the Sands" LP, or tooling around in it with his fellow Rat Packers in "Oceans 11." Nor do I recall seeing period National Enquirer snaps showing Ava Gardner, Mia Farrow or even young Nancy peering out from the Maser (boots not touching the leather seats one hopes). My curmudgeonly thoughts regarding the value-added nature of celebrity-owned cars make me the wrong person to just ift paying an extra $5K for every Sinatra-attributed cigarette burn in the carpet. The fact that Sinatra owned this otherwise run-of-the-mill Ghibli makes a nice story, but wouldn't cause me to add zeroes when writing my check Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Chassis #  Tune-up  Club address  Maserati Owners Club, P.O  Box 428, Moss Beach, CA 94038 Distributor cap Alternatives  Ferrari 365GTC/4 or Daytona, Aston Martin DBS V8, Iso Grifo, Lamborghini Miura  34  There are some questions about this car. How did it end up having Ferrari-like tail lamps on its rear—because of a botched repair after a shunt or did Frank commission them? Was the small dent in the fender put there by Frank's cocktail shaker or by a careless parking lot attendant at LAX? A normal buyer, looking at a normal Ghibli, would want answers to these questions. But when it's Christie's at Pebble Beach, and the champagne and dollars are flowing freely, small details like these seem to get overlooked in the passion of the "I can buy my very own celebrity" moment! Below windshield on dash/tag on upper control arm frame member Engine # At the back of the engine block at the top near the bellhousing $1500+ $65 In fact, one might wonder just how many cars Frank owned, and will we see one every year for sale at Pebble Beach? Ghiblis have never been cars that trade hands quickly, and there are generally a handful for sale at any given time. Many are in superb condition with low miles and good histories. The night before, at the RM auction at the Doubletree, a brilliant Ghibli SS sold for just over $30K. This car had a verifiable service history, A/C, a 4.9L SS engine and was in overall better cosmetic condition. Everything on this car worked, and the (brave) new owner drove it through California the following week without incident. Ghiblis produce glorious engine and exhaust notes, are very comfortable to drive and possess a robust engine mated with responsive 5-speed ZF gearboxes. Thirty thousand for an SS in today's market reflects fair value for a great driving GT that is an honest alternative to any Aston Martin V8, Ferrari 365GTC/4 or Iso Grifo. 1967-1973 1,149 $19,900 (1971) $22.5K-40K And $43,700? Given that Christie's got $178,500 for an ex-Sinatra 1989 Jaguar XJS coupe in 1998 and Barrett-Jackson pulled down $159,600 for an ex-Sinatra 1956 T-Bird in 1999, paying a mere $18K premium for Sinatra history may have been the bargain of the Monterey weekend. Especially with celebrity cars, the value and allure is completely in the eye of the paddleholder—Steve Serio (Photo and data courtesy of auction company)• Sports Car Market I • 4-


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Auction Report Winter F rom $2.8M D-types to $410,000 Hemi-Cudas to $3,000 Corvairs, this month's market report has a little something for everyone. Given the continued price acceleration in the fine arts market (in a four day period last November, Christie's and Sotheby's sold $465M of paintings and sculpture) the continued escalation in value of premier collector cars, those with unquestionable provenace, shouldn't be surprising. What is most encouraging is the increasing number of "little cars," those in the $15,000 - $25,000 range, that are selling. These are not being bought by highend collectors, but by enthusiasts who are indulging themselves by fulfilling an automotive fantasy. Whether a '67 Camaro RS/SS at $12,500 or '67 Fiat Dino Coupe for $4,000, buyers are looking for a fair deal on a car they can start to use immediately. A UTOMOBILIA CHRISTIE'S Christie 's International Nine Elms, London November I, 1999 Auctioneer: Christian Philippsen Number of automotive lots: 44 Number of automotive lots sold: 19 Sale rate: 43% Sale total: $3,556,781 High: Lot #2I9, 1955 Jaguar D-type Ex Ecurie Ecosse sold at $2,815,725 Buyer's premium: 15% of the first $50,000, 10% thereafter Report by Dave Brownell Market opinions in italics "Don't worry, I'll tell you if you bid too much," says Mitch Silver. Restoration projects of all kinds continue to be a tough sell, with uneven "cheeseburger" restorations close behind. For good cars, at fair prices, the market will continue to be strong so long as the economy is bouyant.—ED. 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: A non-running car in wretched physical condition that is probably only good for parts. January, 2000 f you happened to be in London the night of November 1 and heard popping sounds, chances are it was champagne being uncorked by the Christie's staff after their successful sale at the Jack Barclay Showroom. The 1956 Le Mans-winning Ecurie Ecosse D-type Jaguar went for $2.8M, more than three-quarters of a million dollars over the high catalog estimate. At the other end of collector interest, the barn-fresh, totally original 1903 Panhard-Levassor left the entire crowd agape by selling for $102,300 versus a top pre-sale estimate of $25K. There's no beating the allure of an untouched unrestored car just unearthed from storage, as has been proven at auctions time and again both in the US with sales like the great A. K. Miller Stutz auction (also conducted by Christie's) and the example cited above. Most of the other cars that sold changed hands for close to the catalog estimates, with a few exceptions. A very early Land Rover went for over $25K thanks to an impressive restoration and a 1905L with a recorded mileage of 3,800 from new brought a premium bid of $34,155. This car, with proper care, should never lose a penny for the owner. Along with the cars, Christie's offered 175 lots of automobilia, wonderful racing photos from the '50s and '60s from the collection of famed motoring journalist Eoin Young, plus the collection of trophies, awards and racing memorabilia that had belonged to the late Hermann Lang, the great Mercedes team driver in both the prewar and postwar years, were included. #20 - R. GRANGER BARR "NIGHTRUN". Hand-colored lithograph highlighted with watercolor and gouache, circa 1930. Framed under glass. Cond: N/A. SOLD AT $94. Who says there are no bargains left in automobilia? This illustration, very much in the style of E Gordon Crosby, was a giveaway! #92 - MERCEDES-BENZ FERDINAND PORSCHE RECORD. A model in the form of the six-wheeled streamliner designed by Dr. Porsche for Mercedes. Specially cast in resin from the original wind tunnel model. Created for Porsche exhibit in 1970. Cond: N/A. SOLD AT $7,210. It's pure modernist sculpture which happens to represent a land speed record car. Collectors have spent much more for considerably less. #138 - 1937 TROPHY AVUS-BERLIN. Heavy cast bronze. Eagle's wingspan is 34". Very Germanic in style, unsurprisingly. Inscribed signature "Huhnlien" who was 35


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• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •  Nazi Minister for Sport. He also commissioned, donated and presented the trophy. Cond: N/A. SOLD AT $75,075. Eye-popping price for an eye-popping piece. Presented to Hermann Lang for his victory in a Mercedes streamliner at a recordbreaking average of 162.61 mph. #124 - 1952 TROPHY CARRERA PANAMERICANA MEXICO. Big, heavy • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • SCM Auction Report:22V award winner. Restored in 1975, still presents well. Incorrect chrome plating, modern gauges for oil and water, directional signals for today's traffic. "Completely reliable." Cond: 2. SOLD AT $53,130. Bearcat running gear and performance for a fraction of the price. Good-looking, good-performing car. Not eligible for brass car events in the US, but in UK can be used in Veteran Car Club as well as Vintage Sports Car Club activities. A shrewd purchase. ENGLISH CARS #205 - 1912 SUNBEAM 16/20 Tourer. S/N 2331. Grey/green leather. Another age." Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $62,370. Could be the centerpiece of any British military vehicle collection as well as eligible for Veteran Car Club activities. Definitely a UK market car; early Vauxhalls are virtually unknown in the US and would consequently bring far less here. #211 -1926 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I Limousine. S/N 71TC. Black/dark green/ and impressive. Eagle had been damaged and repaired. Car depicted on pillar is a '49 Ford. Won by Mercedes-Benz team. Made of gilt brass, base metal and marble. Cond: N/A. SOLD AT $17,077. An important trophy, true, but not the most lovely one ever designed. Someone wanted it badly. #160 - MERCEDES-BENZ W25 Child's car. Silver/black. Motorized model of the beige bedford cord. Originally a tourer, limousine is second body. Sunroof, sidemount spare, luggage rack. Correct nickel fittings. Later R-R wire wheels. Well restored with little use since. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $36,800. Compared to the 20/25 in this auction, this PI was far the better buy for very little more money For a closed Rolls, coachwork is quite attractive. A fair buy for a ready car #206 -1933 RILEY 9HP LYNX Sports Tourer. S/N 6021030. Red/red leather. Viscount Enfield car in the same family since new. Needs a full restoration but remarkably complete in every detail. Updated with electric lights and self-starter system, but starter and generator missing. "An imposing vehicle." Cond: 4. SOLD AT $64,185. Sold for an imposing sum, too. Another barn-fresh car built by one of the most respected early British firms. Should restore to a lovely automobile but the new owner certainly paid the price for the privilege. #216 -1915 VAUXHALL 25HP D-TYPE Staff Car. SN D471. Khaki/brown leather. formidable prewar Mercedes GP car. Steel chassis, alloy panels, wire wheels, louvered hood, electric start on 49cc motorcycle engine. Approx. 8-feet long. Cond: N/A. SOLD AT $7,210. Exquisite little thing, and with the right name on it. A rather good buy for a unique bit of automobilia. AMERICAN CARS #202 -1918 STUTZ SERIES S Roadster. S/N 1355. Red/black/black leather. AACA 36  One of two staff cars extant. Has been on TV, carried Royals, on display in museum. Older restoration. Correct lamps and windshield added by current owner, along with self-starter. Carries a "charming patina of Unrestored but substantially complete except for a few missing gauges. In storage since 1951. Should restore well thanks to good parts availability for this model. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $18,975. The third car in the Enfield barn. Rileys are highly popular vintage sports cars in the UK and this one, although needing the works, has terrific potential. Price paid was more than enough. #207 -1933 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25 Limousine. S/N GSY48. Blue/black/black leather, bedford cord. "Mellowed" paintwork, original interior, wheel discs, another one from Viscount Enfield's stable, but obviously stored under better conditions. High-quality coachwork throughout. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $30,360. Appearance Sports Car Market


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SCM Auction Report:fordorr family from new until 1999. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $47,437. A barn-fresh find that just begging for a sympathetic restoration. Car is complete and unmodified and will make a very handsome Bentley when restored. Bought for fair money #190 -1949 LAND-ROVER 80 Utility. S/N 862216. Green/green leatherette. Restored in 1998 from a low mileage vehicle is rather vertical and typically formal. Unexciting car oozing with quality materials and workmanship. Cheap for a vintage Rolls. #189 -1937 BENTLEY 4 1/4-LITRE Allweather Tourer. S/N B104JD. Black/ brown leather. In storage for many years and now in need of a full restoration. Wood in rear of body needs replacement. Very original car in all areas. In same Derbyshire this is a second-year example of the marque. Restored correctly and comes with a detailed history file. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $25,410. Early Landies have as much a cult following in the UK as in the US and this one had to be among the best in the world. Restored just right, and the high bid reflects this fact. #212 -1953 MG TD Roadster. SN 27224. Red/red/leather. Correct, older restoration itfitimo 1952 Siata Grand Sport Diana Spyder. SivIeri  1952 Alyis convertible by Tickford, LHD  red/silver int. Twin webers. Restored. S58,900. 1960 Austin-Healey 3000MK II 2 seater. Blk/red/red int. chrome wires  1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car. 2,100 original miles, 4-spd, L82  1957 Ford Fairlane 5CX) Sunliner cony., blk/blk int., 292, auto, PS, good TX car  1957 Ford "E" Thunderbird cony., blk/blk & white, two tops  1956 Chevrolet Corvette. Venitan Red/white coves/ red int. H-top only. Frame-off rest. 536,900. — 1957 Ford Thunderbird, rose/blk & white int., both tops, beautiful restoration  1966 Ford Shelby 01 350 Cony., red/blk, recent complete rest.  1968 Ford Shelby 01350 Cony., red/new blk top & int., auto  1954 Jaguar XK120, red/black, CA car, nice cond., spats, new leather  1973 Jaguar E-type SIII roadster, red/1)1k leather, 4-speed, wires  1953 Nash Healey Roadster, red/tan, well restored 1960 Porsche 356B Roadster, blk/tan, chrome wheels, excellent cond. 1963 Porsche 356B Cabriolet, red/blk leather, canvas top, motor rebuilt 1971 Rolls Royce Comiche Cony, white/beige int./blue canvas top 1986 Rolls Royce Silver Spur, whjite/red, 53K miles, local car 1957 BMW Si 507. White/red. Original int. Straight unrestored. S195 000 526,000 525,500 S24,500 S26,900 S58,500 S29,900 S46,500 536,500 S39,900 S27,500 1960 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Cabriolet, blue/excellent original red leather S49,500 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE, 3.5-liter Cabriolet, 43K original miles  569,500 S49,900 S39,900 S34,500 S38,500 536500 65 CARS IN INVENTORY email: vintagesrq@aol.com 1985 Lamborghini Countach Quatrovalve 6 Webber downdraft curbs. White/red. 23K km. S79 900 Always interested in purchasing quality collectible cars, contact Martin Godbey. (941)355-6500 FAX (941)359-0810 *2836 N.Toutimi TRAIL SARASOTA, FL 34234 1933 Packard Model 1006. 12-cyl. Lebaron towncar w/folding rear quarter. S235,000. -I r-jtv  , 1964 Fiat Jolly 600. Poweder blue/wicker seats. chrome rails, original Ghia. S29,900. by MG specialists. Car has won several concours awards. Seller reports condition to be "very good." Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $14,230. RHD TDs are scarce critters and this one sold for a very fair price in its home territory A car that ready to drive, show and enjoy #219 -1956 JAGUAR D-TYPE Sports racing car. SN XI(D501. Ecurie Ecosse metallic flag blue/blue leather. "Perhaps the best


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• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •  preserved D-type of them all. The only remaining Le Mans-winning Jaguar (C- and D-type) that has survived intact and remains essentially, totally original to its winning form." Won Le Mans in 1956 driven by Flockhart and Sanderson. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $2,815,725. That quote from the catalog sums up just why this car sold for what it did. Impeccable provenance, Le Mans winner, great looks, hair-raising performance; it everything one could ask for in an historic sports racer. (See MiniProfile this issue.) #203 -1958 BENTLEY S1 CONTINENTAL 4-dr. Sports Saloon. S/N BC29EL. Brewster green/magnolia leather. Paint and According to the catalog, ". . .in good overall condition suffering from some minor chips to the external paintwork. . ." Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $15,180. Price paid appears to be right on the money for an Elan S2 in this condition. FRENCH CARS #204 -1903 PANHARD-LEVASSORARear Entrance Tonneau. S/N 5815. Pale blue/ Silver/blue leather. Fully restored by M-B specialist. "In exemplary condition." Mileage represents use since restoration. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $34,155. Sold at the absolute top end of the US-market range. Perhaps a RHD car in the UK is worth much more, particularly in view of Christie s' estimates. #191 -1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SE Cabriolet. S/N 11202312009834. Black/ upholstery refurbished in the mid-1980s, paint now aged and some wear evident on upholstery. Small dent in passenger's door. Power steering, A/C, runs well with all electrics operative. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $60,555. Handsome and fast, quite similar to the Flying Spur design. Bought at a price which allows the freshening the car deserves. #198 -1963 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM V Limousine. SN 5VF157. Odo: 30,420. Garnet/black/beige leather bedford cord. Two owners from new. Always chauffeur- black leather. Totally original, in same family for 96 years. Not running, but complete and basically unhurt except for some rusting on the iron parts. Original owner was Viscount Enfield. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $102,300. Astonishing barn-find sold at an astonishing price, demonstrating the allure of proper London-Brighton cars with a known history. Car needs fill restoration, which will likely double the new owner's outlay, making the purchase and work a labor of love. #213 -1907 PANHARD-LEVASSOR 18 HP Wagonette. S/N U214677. Dark green/dark SCM Auction Report:21V black leather. Catalog states that the car "is presented in very good condition overall." French registered. 300SL-derived engine. Produced in relatively limited numbers. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $26,525. This Benz had the glow of good health inside and out. Well bought at the low end of its value range. ITALIAN CARS #2 1 0 -1973 FERRARI 365GT4 BB "BOXER" coupe. S/N 17861. Odo: 17,450. driven and garaged and showing a minimum of wear in all areas. All documents from R-R and James Young with car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $93,225. Absolutely correct Roller and most impressive in its majestic way. Might have brought about 10% less at a US sale. #184 -1965 LOTUS ELAN S2 Roadster. S/N 2645000. BR Green/black leather. green. Spent many years in Australia. Unusual "dog cart" body with rear entrance and passengers seated facing each other. "presented to the highest standards." From a "well-known" British collection. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $60,555. The price on this P-L demonstrates the power of LondonBrighton cars like the unrestored Panhard in this auction compared to slightly later but still very ancient and worthy cars. Lamps look incorrect, all else looks right. Lots of quality for the price. GERMAN CARS #215 -1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL Roadster. S/N 12104220021169. Odo: 3,800. 40  Marrone metallic/beige leather. "in exceptional original order." Documented low mileage from new. Very well and carefully maintained. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $56,925. A splendid buy on a very good Ferrari. This model remains undervalued in today's market. Probably only worth more in Japan. Visit SCM at Barrett-Jackson. Booth 13B in the auction tent. Sports Car Market


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• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 43 R.00 0 K, S James G. Murphy Auctions December 4, 1999 Kenmore, Washington '71 Hemi Cuda Brings $410,000 - UK Brooks UK 8,......000London, England October 26, 1999 Auctioneers: Robert Brooks, Malcolm Barber Number of automotive lots: 90 Number of automotive lots sold: 57 Sale rate: 63% Sale total: $1,871,677 High: Lot #650, 1970 6.3-liter McLarenChevrolet M8D, sold at $275,982 Buyer's Premium: 10% Special Report by Terry Parkhurst Of the 1,300 registered bidders who showed up for the Murphy sale, just 18 were there to bid on a '71 Hemi-Cuda. The rest were after the heavy equipment, trucks, bulldozers and buses that made up the bulk of the auction. Reputed to be just one of two '71 HemiCudas, and perhaps the only remaining example, S/N BS27R1B315367 was blue with a blue vinyl interior, buckets, 4-speed with a pistol grip shifter, non-factory alloys and a 3.73 rear axle. With 32,119 original miles, the car was in low #2, high #3 condition with no dents or rust. Myth had it that this car belonged to a local drug dealer, whose other cars were seized when he was convicted some years back. The Feds had known of the HemiCuda, but couldn't locate it. Cleverly, they let the felon out on parole and the first thing he did was head straight for his `Cuda. With the Feds right behind him, of course. While the car sold for nearly twice the pre-auction estimate of $250,000, musclecar collectors weren't surprised, as rare bodystyle Hemi-powered cars have been extremely strong recently. T Report by Dave Brownell Market opinions in italics wo surprisingly strong winning bids were fetched at the Brooks Tuesday sale at the London Motor Show. A 1932 Rolls-Royce 20/25 with a new body copied from Mulliner blueprints topped out at $120,450 and a 1936 Cord 810 phaeton with a sharp older restoration blew nearly fifty grand past its high estimate to sell for $140,415. While the price paid for the Rolls was a tribute to the craftsmanship lavished on the stylish body and its immaculate chassis—it looked like a 3/4-scale Phantom II Continental—it's still a 20/25 beneath its elegant skin and that means s-l-o-w. Obviously this car is going to feel much more at home on the concours circuit than doing an Alpine Rally revival. The Cord price is also hard to figure. You can buy #1 examples in the states at nearly every major auction for less than $100K. This was a lovely car, but no better than dozens of others we've seen through the years. However, that's one of the elements that make auctions so fascinating. There were no big surprises at the Thursday auction, with the cars that sold by and large falling within Brooks' preauction estimates. The one noticeable trend at this sale was the strong money that garden-variety English sports cars of the '50s and '60s were bringing, particularly if they possessed right-hand drive. Triumphs, Sprites, MGs and Jaguars all sold for huskier levels than their counterparts bring in the US. So few of these cars, comparatively, were built for the home market that English dealers have had a tidy little trade for years shipping left-hook examples back just to fill the demand by January, 2000  National First winner. Fully and correctly restored. Imported to UK from California in 1970. Still presents very well. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $140,415. The absolute top price for a nearly top car The "being different" factor of driving the always-dramatic looking Cord in the UK might have made the difference in value between English and UK market prices. #419 -1949 CADILLAC 62 2-dr. "Sedanette". S/N 486256115. Black/gray broadcloth. Over $25,000 spent on mechanicals and electrics including punching out the engine to 5.7 liters. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • SCM Auction Report: 1=ot • • • • British enthusiasts. Now the stakes have gone up a notch with natural-born righthand-drive cars bringing consistent premiums over their lefty brothers in the UK. At the end of the day Brooks had managed to sell a healthy 60% of the cars offered; a typically good Brooks result with a couple of eye-popping prices to wakeup the crowd. AMERICAN CARS #438 -1936 CORD 810 Convertible. S/N 2154H. Medium blue/blue leather. CCCA Accessories include outside sun visor, spotlight, original radio. Ready for show or go. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $18,975. A good buy for a distinctive car—especially distinctive in the UK, although its thirst for $4.00 per gallon petrol may somewhat limit the Sunday drives. Yanktanks have a good following in England and this is one of the most stylish. #421 -1964 FORD MUSTANG Convertible. S/N 5F08D181555. Odo: 12,000. Red/ cream vinyl. Restored in early '90s in US. Said to have covered 12,000 miles since. 220 horse V8, automatic transmission, power top. Texas car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $17,742. Strong money for a gardenvariety Mustang with the wrong wheels Al


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 /yip 1111111111 ‘ .- and tires. But cheaper than buying a good one here and shipping it to the UK if you're an English buyer. Incidentally, there is technically no such thing as a "1964" Mustang. #606 -1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Roadster. SN 1946755117344. Metallic blue/ cream/leather. Original 327 V-8 replaced with ----.,_ k 1111111111"1211 396 Chevy that was subsequently upgraded to proper 427/425 horse spec. Manual gearbox, side exhausts, bodywork described as "very good" with mechanicals called "good." Clutch on the way out. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $22,770. A non-matching numbers car and the selling price reflected this fact, along with the anticipation of replacing the clutch. Still, for the enthusiast who can live without trophies this could be a fun car at a (relatively) bargain price. #429 -1968 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE Ambulance. S/N "TO BE ADVISED." Red/ tion of these charming, quirky cars. Quite possibly the newest 2CV extant; "as new" throughout. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $7,970. 2CVs are still terrific urban cars, particularly in the cut-and-thrust of traffic in European cities. Whether it was bought for preservation or for driving, it would be hard to buy a nearly new car much cheaper. GERMAN CARS #425 -1936 BMW 319/1 Roadster. S/N 56235. Dark blue/white/dark blue leather. Restored cosmetically and mechanically SCM Auction Report: IP:Zit cently. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $156,750. A "real" Gullwing with the right stuff including a seamless ownership history from 1959 onwards. Color combo is right, too, as was the selling price. #423 -1959 MESSERSCHMITT KR200 Kabineroller. S/N 72972. Silver/blue leatherette. Recently completed restora- tion work by the seller Includes floor, side panels, side windows, wiring loom, full interior and installation of a reconditioned engine. "A superb example." Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $13,282. These little fuselages on wheels have a certain kinky charm but it's the brave owner who would venture out on a four-lane with just 9 hp and an absolute top end of 55 mph to defend Itself against Peterbilts. It could also double as a terrarium. #443 -1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SEB Convertible. SN 11102322076904. White/ to a high standard seven years ago and has covered minimum mileage since. 55 bhp engine with triple carbs. Claimed top end of 80 mph. "Car appears in extremely good condition throughout." Cond: 2. SOLD AT $55,975. The predecessor to the benchmark 327/328 cars, this nice example sold for about 1/3 the money a comparable 327/328 roadster should fetch. In that sense, it's a bargain for a sporting BMW of the prewar era. #610 -1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL "Gullwing" Coupe. S/N 6500311. Odo: 42,991. Silver/red leather. Extremely well white. Originally from Lewiston, Montana; went to UK in 1996. New paint. Fully equipped with stretcher, oxygen, lights, bells and whistles. Runs well. "A guaranteed crowd-puller." Cond: 2. SOLD AT $19,925. Its a lot of money to pay to get noticed, but on UK roads it will certainly turn the heads of other motorists—and you could probably carry the Messerschmitt in the back. FRENCH CARS #404 -1990 CITROEN 2CV "DOLLY" 4-dr. sedan. S/N VF7AZKAOOKA3666. Odo: 130. From the final year of produc- 42  maintained car. Accessories include Becker Le Mans radio and desirable Rudge knockoff disc wheels. Paint and mechanical by Mercedes-Benz factory in 1967. Minimal use since, and a museum display until very re- Sports Car Market black leather. Bodywork and interior restoration in 1993. "In good condition throughout." Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $21,820. A decent price for a decent car with more appeal overseas than in the US, whose MB collectors prefer the 250 and 300 series drop-tops. #412 -1971 VOLKSWAGEN "BEETLE" 1300 2-dr. Sedan. S/N 112962568. Odo: 24,000. White/black/gray vinyl and cloth. Two owner car, "highly original and unrestored", fully dealer serviced from new, mileage seems genuine. Cond: 2-. SOLD


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• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •  AT $8,918. Strong money for a Beetle, especially the later type. Possibly bought as a "good used car" by someone who misses their old Beetle. Or possibly an indication that the "New Beetle" is having a positive effect on the price of old ones. #401 -1973 BMW 3.0CSL 2-dr. Coupe. S/N 2285156. Pale blue. One of just 1,039 it strictly for vintage racing. A fair buy on a good car. ITALIAN CARS #629 -1961 MASERATI 3500GT Coupe. SN AM101 1834. Red/tan leather. Partially built in CSL guise (alloy panels, reduced trim, 4 wheel ventilated disc brakes, 260 bhp) this was a good-appearing car in most all respects and had recently emerged from storage. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $9,488. This street-legal race car fell right near the middle of the high and low estimates, the right hand drive helped in the UK and would have hurt it here unless you bought Life's a choice lek -AN es - 4 -. 11111.1111. 11111111.- restored in 1989 and remaining "in good condition" with "straight" body-work, "serviceable" interior and an engine that can "pull very well." Uprated alternator electronics. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $18,500. Not a bad car, not a bad price. It would have been expected to go nearer the high estimate. #6 1 3 -1972 FERRARI 365GTB/4 DAYTONA Spyder. S/N 14413GT. Odo: 18,000. Red/black leather. Professionally converted from GT to Spyder in 1986. Suspension rebuild and substantial engine work also at that time. Ex-Lord Brockett, among others. New stainless exhaust recently fitted. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $160,380. Well, what would a real NART Spyder cost? At least ten times what the new owner paid for this car for one in comparable shape. Debatably, a fair buy. As an investment the real thing always beats the pretender but from 10 feet away—who knows? #605 -1973 LANCIA FULVIA1.3S2 Coupe. S/N 818630048644. Odo: 78,000. Red/black vinyl. Body restoration carried out about three years ago, according to the vendor. Said to run well. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $4,537. Like single-malt Scotch whiskey, Lancias are not to every collector's taste. If you do like them, there are bargains such as When POSIES, Inc. needs to ship their ExtremelinerP they choose Intercity. You can choose us too. SCM Auction Report:ZZot * Enclosed transporters * Insurance coverage *Door-to-door service * Liftgate loading protects your vehicle * QUALCOMM satellite tracking system * Delivery anywhere in the continental United States, Canada & Mexico Chosen as the official transporters for: January, 2000  Please Call for a FREE QUOTE. 1-800-221-3936 • FAX 413-436-9422 www.intercitylines.com 552 Old West Brookfield Road •Warren, MA 01083 43 VISA


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• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •   SCM Auction Report: t=, this car to be had overseas and occasionally in the US. #414 -1974 FERRARI DINO 308GT4 Coupe. S/N 08964. Odo: 43,472. White/beige $20,938. Very clean car but Ferrari and automatic transmission seem a contradiction in terms even if the 400i is intended as a grand tourer. A prancing horse for the price of a clean used car nowadays. #626 -1984 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH LP500S Coupe. S/N ZA9000500DLA125. Odo: 42,827. Dark blue/white/dark blue. • entry. Mini's version of a Jeep but strictly front wheel drive. French-registered. "Offered with MoT failure sheet." Cond: 3. SOLD AT $2,937. Mini's answer to Jeep but strictly front wheel drive. Ideal yacht tender or commuter car to beach club/golf course. Failure sheet indicates structural or safety problems which need sorting. A fair buy for a fun car #426 -1932 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25 Three Position Sedanca. S/N GKT 3. Two-tone leather. One-owner car. Recent repaint and body work restoration to a high standard. Braking system overhauled. Factory air and electric windows. All papers from new. A genuine matching number car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $19,800. A quite decent car killed by the color. White is hardly ever flattering on any car on a Ferrari it looks particularly sterile. In red or black, this car might have brought $25K. However, GT4s continue to be a tough sale. #445 -1977 LAMBORGHINI SILHOUETTE "Targa" Coupe. S/N 40060. Red/red/ black leather. One of only 52 ever built and Engine rebuild, body restoration, repaint and full interior retrim performed by Lamborghini specialists in 1988/89 when car reached 35,000 km. Fully documented Countach. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $49,335. A good-looking example that's every schoolboy's dream car. Evidently one adult also liked it to the tune of nearly fifty grand. Fairly bought at a bit below market. #410 -1989 MASERATI 430 BITURBO 4-dr. Sedan. S/N ZAM332B28KB2902. Silver/blue leather. Two-owner car with 2.8 engine and five-speed gearbox. Described by seller as in "good" condition. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $3,415. Biturbos can be troublesome devils in both the body rust and mechanicals departments. The fact the first "open" Lamborghini. Powered by Urraco 3-liter V8. Intended as a worthy competitor to Ferrari's 308GTB. Described by vendor as in "very good" condition throughout" but "attention to the paint would be beneficial." Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $24,667. Not only a 308GTB competitor in performance but also in market price level. The right kind of money for this car Never legally brought to the US, so a minuscule market over here. #640 -1983 FERRARI 40012-dr. Saloon. S/ N44123. Odo: 53,000. Silver blue/blue/leather.. Automatic transmission, over $10,000 in recent servicing costs including new timing chains and tensioners. Well- documented service history. Cond: 2. SOLD AT 46  blue with black fenders/powder blue/ leather. Overdrive added, very fresh work to a high standard, ready for concours, body reproduced from H. J. Mulliner drawings, "We have driven this car and Royce himself would have been pleased with the performance." Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $120,450. The record for a 20/25? Car was built to look like a P.II Continental but it's still a 20/25 with a second body. High bid a compliment to the workmanship and appearance. #436 -1937 FORD 78 Station Wagon. S/N 18F-3763718. Black/beige leatherette. RHD that the car sold for well under low estimate may have indicated the owner's desire to have the car out of his hands— and maybe his hair as well. ENGLISH CARS #440 - AUSTIN MINI MOKE 4-passenger Runabout. S/N A-AB1L661752. White/ black vinyl. "In presentable condition and said to run and drive well", said the catalog Dagenham-built example "in resplendent concours condition." Body rebuild from partially-disassembled state by woodie experts Wood'n Can in California. Very well presented. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $33,200. Perhaps not the most eye-catching year for Ford woodies but these half-timbered estate cars continue to show growth in value both in the US and overseas. Fairly bought. Sports Car Market


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IN • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •  #604 -1950 BENTLEY MK. VI Special Tourer. SIN B165GT. BR Green/black leather. Originally a standard steel saloon. Body removed in 1969 and replaced with "Vintage" Bentley style open body. Bentley specialists Hoffman & Burton overhauled mechanicals about the kept properly garaged." Cond: 3. SOLD AT $15,655. Saggy top fit. Otherwise car looked ready for the next British car show in your neighborhood. Price correct for either side of the Atlantic. #611 - 1954 JAGUAR XK 120 Drophead - Convertible. S/N 678118. Midnight blue/ same time. Has had very gentle use since. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,077. It a great deal cheaper than buying a "real" W 0. Bentley. But it will never be worth as much as a real one, either. #615 1951 MG TD Roadster. S/N TD/7141. Red/black/leather. One owner for the last 30 years. "Substantial chassis and bodywork restoration professionally executed 12 years ago. Unused since and always - 16.101 ' 11110-- tan leather. Originally delivered in the US. Body, interior and mechanicals restored in UK in 1989. "Has a healthy-sounding en- Like you, we also enjoy a reputation for superior performance. Borg Warner automatic box replaced with four-speed/overdrive unit. 3.4-liter engine. Wire wheels. Ongoing owner maintenance and needed restoration since early 1970s. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $20,872. Fair money for a good car And it has home-market right hand drive. #616 - 1959 AUSTIN HEALEY SPRITE - Roadster. S/N AN5/23680. White/red Grundy is the only collector car insurer offering: • Worldwide touring coverage • Foreign liability • Ocean/air cargo And our policy includes: • Agreed value • Unlimited mileage for touring and pleasure driving • No model year limitations • Highest Liability limits SCM Auction Report: gine and good gearbox" as well as "minor blemishes," according to the catalog description. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $29,411. Price seems a bit of a bargain for either side of the pond, depending on just how extensive those "minor blemishes" might be. #603 - 1957 JAGUAR XK 150 coupe. SN - 5824066BW. White/black leather. Original Before another day goes by, try our "ACCU-QUOTE" 1-800-338-4005 CH111-11131131 145 Willow Grove Avenue Glenside, PA 19038 www.grundy.com


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• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •  SCM Auction Report:P:1s, #627-1962 AUSTIN-HEALEY SEBRING SPRITE Competition Coupe. S/N HAN7L/ 25885. Red/black. Only six original examples extant. This car prepared under direction of original constructor John Sprinzel. Full FIA #407 -1968 MGC GT Coupe. S/N N/A. White/black leather. Repainted and well presented. Original interior. New batteries leatherette. Totally restored in 1994/95 and upgraded to 1275cc engine and ribcase gearbox at that time. "One of the nicest Frog Eyes we have driven," the auctioneers state in its catalog entry. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $12,333. Home market RHD Frog Eyes (or Bugeyes, if you will) are scarce in the UK as the great bulk of production was shipped to America. This one was a bit of a "boy racer" with reversed wheel rims, no front bumper and the bigger engine. Fair for UK, high for US. #631 -1960 TRIUMPH TR-3A Roadster. S/N TS73464. White/red/leather. Restored papers. Alpine Cup winner in 1991 Pirell . Marathon. Upgraded since 1991 to full Sebring specs. Ready for international rallies. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $15,655. This is, bottom line, a re-creation but an exceptional one for all that. Selling price well below construction costs so a good buy in that context. But how many years before it touted as "real?" #638 -1963 JAGUAR XICE Coupe. S/N 861049. BR Green/black/leather. Imported in 1999 from Malaysia. Chrome wire and and new rear spring hangers. Tachometer and carbs need attention. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $5,500. The MGCs have a generally crummy reputation as noseheavy, overheating, troublesome cars. Rear spring hanger work would indicate infestation by the tinworm at some point. The seller should be happy. #621-1969 ASTON MARTIN DB6 VANTAGE VOLANTE Convertible. S/N DBVC/ 3728/R. Black/black leather. One of only between 1995 and 1998. Overdrive transmission. Upgraded with rack and pinion steering, TR6 wire wheels and twin aero windscreens. Presents well. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $15,180. Like other Brit sports cars of the '50 and '60s, home market RHD versions are a scarce sight over there. This is reflected in the premium figure for a good but not exceptional TR. In the US it might have made 10 grand on a good day. #609 -1961 JAGUAR XKE Roadster. S/N 850170. Silver gray/red/leather. "Flat floor" car—one of 400 such with RI-ID and A/C. Little information about this specific car revealed in catalog. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,457. High estimate of $26,400 seemed just that—a very high estimate for a garden-variety E coupe. The price was enough. #432 -1965 MG B Roadster. S/N G-HN4/ 76069. Odo: 600. Dark green/green/black. nine built with Vantage engine and 5-speed ZF gearbox. Restored in France between 1990-1993. Described by vendor as "very good" throughout. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $109,560. Rarity does count, especially in the prestige marques like Aston. This car gives the new owner big bragging rights at the next AMOC meeting. #650 -1970 MCLAREN-CHEVROLET M8D GROUP 7 CAN-AM CAR racing two seater. S/N M8D/3. Orange/black. Ex-works racer piloted to victories by Dan of which about 170 are thought to exist. Outside hood releases. Total restoration in 1988, then further bodywork in past two years including inner and outer sills and brake system overhaul. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $44,590. The "Flat Floor" E-types have their own mystique and the price paid reflects this. A beautiful example very well presented. 48  Fully restored and rustproofed body, new seals, rubbers, top, plating, suspension and brakes overhauled, wire wheels rebuilt, 1,950cc engine converted for unleaded gas. 600 miles since completing restoration. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $9,677. A good buy on a sports car that can be used day in and day out and also rallied, shown and enjoyed on weekends. High bid is likely less than the cost of restoration alone. Gurney and Peter Gethin, these cars were also driven by Denny Hulme and Lothar Motschenbacher. This example has been successful in historic racing and is raceready. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $274,725. Great provenance on a great race car. For the serious and qualified Walter Mitty this impeccable handling, brutally fast McLaren is probably a dream come true and cheap at any price. Sports Car Market


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• • III • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • "THEAUCTI N"  "The Auction" Las Vegas, NV October 31, 1999 Auctioneer: Dean and Dan Kruse Number of automotive lots: 280 Number of automotive lots sold: 124 Sale rate: 44% Sale total: $2,679,128* High: Lot #416, 1957 BMW 507 Roadster solc at $194,250 Buyers premium: 5% *includes post-block sales reported by The Auction. Report by Allan Carey Market opinions in italics by Dave Brownell as Vegas, Halloween and a collector car auction make for an interesting combination. During the day, you can watch the "trailer queens" cross the block, and at night, see gamblers dressed like queens pour money into the slots. If you didn't want to leave your room, you could watch the auction live in your room on television. Lir Since the Imperial Palace has changed hands, the role of the auto collection is changing as well. While few of the IP's cars crossed the block, they had several big-dollar cars in the Exposition Tent. As we've come to expect from the Auction, there was something for everyone, including plenty of Corvettes, a few celebrity cars, the oddball Gilkie camping trailer and an ultra-exotic Pegaso Z-102 coupe. Saturday was the big day, with 150 cars crossing the block. By the end of the auction Sunday the crowds were thinning out, with bidders hurrying to get in one more round of blackjack before catching their planes home. AMERICAN CARS #136 - 1905 HAYNES-APPERSON. S/N N/A. Odo: N/A. Black/black leather. Horn. IP car. Took four IP guys to get it started.Brass trim, wooden box under driver's feet. Good top and leather. Paint shows some buffer burn. Leather fenders. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $34,125. Brass era cars are still in demand, as reflected by the selling price of this early example. If January, 2000  low wheels/brown leather/black top. Three-speed, luggage rack, rumble seat, plexi-glass side windows. Fenders are badly chipped and scratched. Chrome is pitted and tired. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $9,975. A fair buy, with enough margin left to correct the faults and still have some room to sell for mid-teens. #435 - 1930 FORD MODEL A 2-dr. Coupe. S/N N/A. Odo: 93. Burgundy/tan, black cloth. Three-speed. Orange peel through- SCM Auction Report: Of fleu • • • • • • • • • • • • • gc,fi it was London-Brighton material it would have gone for considerably more. #406 - 1925 LINCOLN MODEL L Town Car. S/N N/A. Odo: N/A. Maroon, black/ black leather/tan cloth. Dual side mounts, con out, scratches everywhere, paint drips, etc. Interior in good shape, windshield opens. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $10,763. All the money for an amateur restoration coupe. #482 - 1931 PACKARD 840 Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton. S/N 146208 (49135) Odo: divider window, jump seats, luggage trunk, V8, original drum headlights. Top has tears and repairs. 'Mostly original long wheelbase.' Paint chips everywhere. Chrome pitted, missing air filter. Tired older restoration, now needs attention. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. Just about on the button for an early full CCCA Classic Lincoln in this condition. Unlikely to bring much more anywhere else. #226 - 1928 FORD MODEL A Roadster. S/N A307484. Odo: N/A. Pale green/yel- N/A. Maroon/maroon leather/black top. Straight 8, 140" wheelbase, Trippes. 12spoke wheels, divider. Four louvers, CM Hall head and brake lights, Packard mirrors, luggage trunk. Chip on driver's side cowl, orange peel on rear deck. Paint chipping elsewhere. Great car, but tired restoration. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $150,000. Both buyer and seller made a mistake. The absolute top for a Packard like this needing some attention, particularly one equipped with clunky wooden wheels. #440 - 1931 STUDEBAKER Commander E Sedan. S/N FD23655. Maroon/maroon cloth/black top. Three-speed. Owners manual, luggage box, straight 8. Original plates. Older restoration showing its age with some scratches on driver's door. Interior looks great. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $27,300. All the money for a closed, nonclassic Studebaker. 49


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• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • II  #137 - 1956 CHEVROLET STATION WAGON. S/N VB56L-059410. Odo: N/A. Red, white/brown cloth. Centerline SCM Auction Report: Lte eteugrn wheels. New restoration, good paint and chrome, NC sticker. Leather steering wheel, interior smells like moth balls. Good door fit. Looks lowered. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,850. A fair bid for a less than thrilling body style. A good deal for seller and buyer both. #198 - 1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE. S/N J59S101063. Odo: 2. Red, white coves/ red leather. Four-speed, A/C, Wonderbar radio, new paint, top, chrome, stainless. Engine rebuilt, CA plates. White walls with spinner wheel covers. Cracks in paint near trunk, uneven passenger door gaps. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $36,000. High bid was fair collector market value. #167 - 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA. S/N F5801124050. Odo: N/A. Pearl white/blue leather. 327 ci/375 hp, 4-speed, AM-FM, tinted glass, knockoffs, gold line tires, telescopic steering, teak wheel, T-3 headlights. One of 771, claimed matching numbers. Restored by John De Gregory. Engine clean, good door fit and excellent paint. Better than new. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $42,500. Seems like enough to us but evidently not for the consignor #238 - 1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Stingray Coupe. S/N 30837S108548. Odo: 13,849. Black/black leather. Fuelie, AM ing orange/black vinyl. Power steering, power top, AM radio. 289 ci/225 hp. Top in excellent shape, door rubber falling off, chrome pitted, door fit is okay. Interior is nice but needs cleaning. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $10,500. About the right money versus the car's condition. Mustang door fit was just "okay" even when they were new. #125 - 1965 FORD MUSTANG Coupe. S/N 5R07C147109. Odo: 1,979. White/ steering, power brakes, Continental kit, AM radio, white walls, dual side mirrors, fender skirts, automatic. Frame-off restoration. Interior in excellent shape, good door fit. Excellent chrome and paint. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $24,150. A fair offer for a good car Buyer and seller both did well. #164 - 1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Fuel-injection Coupe. S/N 194375S114541. Odo: N/A. Nassau blue/metallic blue Odo: 87,449. Maroon/maroon leather. 327 ci, 4-speed, side exhaust. Small chips and scratches throughout. Has A/C controls but no A/C, chrome pitted, paint is cracking all over the body. A purchase for the truly brave, or desperate. Post block sale. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $28,875. More than enough for a shaggy car #134 - 1965 FORD MUSTANG Convertible. S/N 5R08A216610. Odo: 35,092. Flam- vinyl, cloth. AM radio, A/C, whitewalls, owned by Sylvester Stallone. Moderate custom: 30 coats of paint, lowered, push button doors. Good door fit, excellent chrome. Small dent in hood. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $50,000. Customs are hard cars to value, even when the owner is rich and famous. Seems like all the money #127 - 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2-dr. Hardtop. S/N F58K146172. White/aquablue vinyl. 348 ci, 3-speed. A/C, power 50  radio, knockoffs. From JHS auto collection, unrestored. Interior in good shape, shows some use, paint has held up really well. CA black plate. Engine compartment is spotless. Couldn't determine if numbers match, however. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $37,800. The buy of the sale among Corvettes. Fuelie split-window coupes were never common and a clean, original example is a rare find indeed. #263 - 1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Stingray Convertible. S/N 194675S112208. cream vinyl. AM radio, Firehawk FTX tires. 289 ci, 2 bbl, 3-speed stick. Unrestored, paint in good shape except for a few cracks and chips. Chrome pitted and flaking off. Totally stock and original. Four owners since new, good door fit. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $4,988. If closed versions of popular collector cars are worth approximately half of their open counterparts, this car sold for the right money. #178 - 1965 SHELBY COBRA 289 Roadster. S/N CSX2495. Odo: 9,504. Red, white stripe/black leather. 289 ci, 5-speed. Factory side pipes, competition wire wheels, bumper guards, wind wings, interior Sports Car Market


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• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •  SCM Auction Report:2: Auction sun visor, convertible top, knockoffs. Interior shows wear, good door fit and rubber. Paint chips on trunk latch. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $170,000. See the previous entry to compare the real thing to the unreal in terms of value to collectors. But it should have sold for this strong offer #248 - 1966 FORD MUSTANG Fastback. S/N GR09C159296. Odo: 3,870. Black, Butler, comes with dual 4 bbl manifold, two brand new Holley 600s. New Cobra air filter, Cobra Le Mans valve covers. Interior shows wear, lots of it. Chrome is tired. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $29,925. A lot of fun and performance for the price of a used Corvette, but it's always going to be a replica and therefore nearly as good an investment as Czarist Russian bonds. #236- 1998 WORLD OF OUTLAW Sprint Car. S/N N/A. Odo: N/A. White, red, blue 1111 ,  '  ......."" white stripes/black vinyl. 350 ci, Shelby GT350 clone. Cobra floor mats, fiberglass hood, right front air dam, Shelby wheels, emblems and badges. Nice paint, pitted chrome, interior dirty and worn, small scratches on rear end. Good door fit. A used custom Mustang, by any other name. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $15,000. A very generous bid for a ropey car #193 - 1970 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO 2-dr. Hardtop. S/N 13870L14481. 0  mer MIL -"01 1111111 . "  . -...".......... _____._,  " a. 4, O. .• Salem Enslas, Uruguay. Paint is orange peeled but chrome is decent. Shows use. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $38,000. "The Blacksmith's Revenge" as Allards are known, make good, tough, fun vintage race cars. This one seemed cheap enough. #169 - 1948 MG TC. S/N XPAG5466. Odo: 641. RHD. Green/white leather/black top. stripes/black leather. Cracks and chips in paint, interior shows good use. 'Driver George Weinert.' Chrome is nice. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $11,025. Cheaper to buy than to build. But if you're not going to race it, just what are you going to do with it? ENGLISH CARS #220 .%11111,,,034zi 1929 GILKIE Camping Trailer. S/N 1696113. Odo: N/A. Green/tan, green - Silver painted wire wheels, wood steering wheel. New repaint and interior. Owner bought from Mel Torme in '86. Complete mechanical overhaul. Interior shows some use, paint is scratched and shows driving time. Good chrome. Engine very dirty. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $19,000. Just about on the money for a TC in this condition. #151 - 1950 JAGUAR XK 120 Roadster. S/N 670807. Odo: 40,350. Red/black leather. Spats and steel wheels, only 807 built. Metallic green/black cloth/black top. 396 ci, 3-speed. Power steering and brakes, A/C, tilt wheel, 8-track AM radio, turbo hydromatic. Paint is chipped and wavy, rubber cracked and splitting. Engine compartment clean. Interior is in good shape. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $8,138. There's a collector cult that likes Monte Carlos a great deal, and at least two of them must have been at this sale. #450 - 1981 ARNTZ COBRA Replica. S/N DMV81985LA. Black, gold stripe/ black leather. 427 ci, 4-speed. Ford V8, knockoffs. Believed to be built by Ron 52  cloth/tan top. Sleeps 4 comfortably, paint chipped here and there, top in good condition except for some mildew in corners. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $1,785. Just the thing for towing behind your 41/2-Litre Bentley to vintage race meetings. #163 - 1947 ALLARD K-1 Supercharged. S/N 559 Odo: 0003. Black/red leather. Fourspeed. Fire extinguisher, single sidemount, Simpson seat belts, flathead V8, dual carbs, roll bar. Shipped 3/30/49 to Good paint and chrome, small scratches on skirts. Small paint bubbles on hood. Excellent interior. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $29,400. If the mechanicals check out, this was a good deal for the buyer, perhaps $5,000 - $8,000 below the market. #436 - 1951 JAGUAR XK120 Roadster. S/N 670937. Odo: 38. Red/tan leather. Fender skirts. Restored 9 years ago, chrome very nice, paint is holding its own with one small crack on driver's side door. Engine compartment is in good shape. Small dent in passenger's side door. Post block sale. Sports Car Market


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Learn the Secrets of the Experts! Join Keith Martin and Cindy Banzer, publishers of Sports Car Market, at the ultimate car collector's weekend at the Barrett-Jackson Auction. An intimate group of SCM subscribers will experience "the World's Greatest Auction" from an insider's perspective. You'll kick off the event by attending SCM's private reception, hosted by David Kinney's USAppraisal, followed by the exclusive Opening Night Gala held at the auction site, surrounded by millions of dollars worth of exotic Ferraris, Duesenbergs and other collectible automobiles. How to Spot A Fright Pig! On Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings, the keynote speakers at the 45-minute seminars will include Craig Jackson, President of the Barrett-Jackson auction company, Jim Grundy, owner of Grundy Insurance, and SCM's European Correspondent Giuseppe Tomasetti, who is coming from Milano to be a part of the tour, along with other notables in the classic car field. You will participate in frank discussions of market trends, including which cars are good buys today, and which to avoid. Each day, after the seminar, you can join the well-known "Field Walk," when the group, escorted by Keith and other SCM experts including Jim Schrager, Bob LeFlufy and John Apen, will take a "hands-on" look at the cars you are interested in and evaluate them with you. Discover what good panel fit is, and what a door "that has been worked" tells you about a car's past. Learn the tricks the experts use when they look at cars. Participants in last year's seminars bought ten cars at B-J. Hosted Lunches az Dinner SCM provides a hosted lunch every day as part of the seminars. Saturday night is "Prime Time" at Barrett-Jackson. The hosted dinner and reception, sponsored by Martin Swig's California Mille, with Keith and Cindy is on-site. Don't worry, we'll keep your food warm if you need to leave for a moment to bid on one of the exceptional cars crossing the block. No-host dinners will be arranged for Thursday and Friday nights for interested participants. Register Today Space is strictly limited and last year's event sold out quickly. Cost, per person, for the opening reception, lunches, seminars, field walk, hosted dinner and hospitality suite is $325. For Saturday night dinner only the cost is $95. Call or e-mail Cindy Banzer (cbanzer@sportscarmarket.com ) for more information. Ph: 503/261-0555, fax 503-252-5854. We look forward to seeing you there. _Treseniel 4y  Worldwidc Collccto s  Car Insuranct  c5ponsored PASSPORT USAPPRAISAL AUTOMOBILE APPRAISAL scm 's Prime Time Barrett-Jackson Dinner Reservation / Insider's Tour Form. Name  (If registering for more than one person, please place additional details on separate sheet.) Address City  Day Phone  Fax Collector cars currently owned: Most interested in: Enclosed is my check made out to SpOrtS Car Market (o1) Charge my VISA/MC Total Amount $ Card # Signature  Send this form to SCM Insider's Tour, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215 Fax 503/252-5854; Phone 503/261-0555; e-mail: mail@sportscarmarket.com Exp. Date State  Eve. Phone Zip  J.J. FINANCIERS OF FINE CLASSIC AUTOMORILES BEST... ,a4, 4t 0,4■ Ird V nnua/ Sports Car Market Insider's Tour at Barrett-Jackson January 19-23, 2000 Scottsdale, Arizona


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• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • II • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •  SCM Auction Report:2: efeucati g son Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $55,650. All the money for a very nicely done Jaguar #126 - 1952 JAGUAR XK 120 Fixed Head Coupe. S/N W55958. Odo: 49,114. White/ slate leather. Four-speed, fender skirts, 4 Doors sag a bit. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $65,000. A good offer for a good car. Should have sold. #200 - 1964 MGB Roadster. S/N GHN3L36533. Odo: 98,580. White/tan worth ten grand more on the best day of the week but the high bid was more than fair GERMAN CARS #143 - 1886 MERCEDES-BENZ Replica. S/N N/A. Odo: N/A. Green/black leather. Single cylinder, 3 wheels. John Bentley 4 'vEr- owners since new, wood trim on passenger's side cracked and then revarnished. Door and trunk fit off, good rubber, nice chrome, small chips in paint but overall in decent and largely original shape. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $15,000. Not enough money for what is arguably the most beautiful production sport coupe ever to come down the road. Should have brought at least another 10 G's. #174 - 1954 JAGUAR XI( 140 Convertible. SN A872396. Odo: 60,532. Red/tan leather. Knockoffs, good paint, interior leather/black top. Four-speed, luggage rack. Early pull-handle, chrome bumpers, wire wheels (tons of brake dust), top is old and faded, luggage rack chrome is fading, interior dirty and shows lots of use. Tired and very used. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $11,025. Enough money for a model that can still be bought from ads on local supermarket bulletin boards. #488 - 1968 JAGUAR XKE SI 4.2 Roadster. S/N 1E17523. Odo: 3,186. Red/black replica. Wood and paint in good condition. Solid rubber wheels with chunks taken out. Post block sale. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $26,250. These are the ultimate toy for Mercedes enthusiasts and, having driven one, I can tell you they actually function quite well. And it will fit in your living room . . . #421 - 1943 KUBELWAGEN UTILITY. S/N 2029529. Odo: 50,751. Camouflage , .111111/ . - - smells like moth balls. Good door and hood fit, nice chrome. Small chips in paint on front fender. Missing fender skirts. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $40,425. A decent buy on an elegantly-appointed car. #148 - 1959 AC ACE Roadster. S/N ALEX1047. Odo: 26,765. Red/black leather. Four-speed, knockoffs, soft top, spare tire, wood steering wheel. 'All Original.' Small chips throughout paint. Spidering paint near gas cap most noticeable, but some cracks throughout. Simpson seat belts, interior shows a lot of wear. Good rubber. 54  leather. Interior is showing some use, paint and chrome show a little age, wood steering wheel. Undercarriage recently sprayed with overspray on sills. Otherwise a useable older restoration. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $37,000. Another Jag more than fairly bid. Just how much did the owner think it was worth? #241 - 1993 ASTON MARTIN Virage Volante Convertible. S/N SCFDMAM ZC7PBL60105. Odo: 8,911. Black/black leather/black top. One of 13 made. Power windows, locks, steering, brakes. A/C, CD player, GPS with e-mail. Small scratches but otherwise it's a nice used car. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $150,000. Maybe, maybe, it's 00:0 -  I desertAan vinyl/tan top. Four-cylinder, typical museum restoration by IP. Missing both fuse box covers on dash, interior dirty with overspray on dash, quick spray on camouflage. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $17,850. Great piece of militaria and hard to find at any time. Price seems right, but difficult to call accurately due to lack of a comparison. #426 - 1944 BMW R-75 Motorcycle with Side Car. S/N 663681. Odo: 54,827. Army Sports Car Market


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• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 14 We've Got Your • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • * I/ tan. 745cc/26 bhp. Flat twin, compression 5.6-5.8:1, spare tire, helmet. Military version of 750 cc horizontal opposed 2-cylinder engine. `Krad-B' side car with power driven third wheel which can be disengaged, maximum speed is 60 mph. Orange peel paint, which looks brushed on. Dirty. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $31,000. Another rare piece of motorized Nazi militaria. The price seems right to us but, like the Kubelwagen, a tough one to call accurately #189 - 1954 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing. S/N 1980404500072. Odo: 37,423. Red/black leather. Four-speed, AM-FM radio, Nardi steering wheel. CA black plates. Engine compartment clean. Excellent interior, good door fit, nice chrome 4-speed. All aluminum 3.2-liter push rod V8, Becker Brescia radio. Debuted in '55 at Paris auto show. Not produced until '57. Styled by Albrecht Goertz. One of 254 built. Interior shows wear. Good door fit, small chips in nose. Post block sale. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $194,250. Some claim these cars are better drivers than the 300SLs. There seem to be a lot of 507s showing up at auction recently, and this price, for a car in this condition, is in line with other sales. #419 - 1964 PORSCHE 356SC Coupe. S/N 127872. Odo: 48,966. Olive green/red Authorized Dealer For: Dream Car... Lotus Cars Ltd. Superformance Cobras Panoz Auto Co. Gelaendewagen by Mercedes Benz Experience Our Entire Inventory of Unique Automobiles Including: PORSCHE BMW JAGUAR Always Over 150 Automobiles In Stock! leather. Two owners in Japan from new. Complete restoration in '90. Interior in good shape, aftermarket floor mats. Nice paint and chrome, engine compartment a little greasy, small chips near license. Looks honest and highly original. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $26,000. A non-original color, and not a very nice one for a 356 at that. Bid was more than enough. #423 - 1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL Convertible. S/N 11304210013857. Odo: 50,639. Red/tan leather. Four-speed. Interior in good shape but needs cleaning. 1956 PORSCHE 356A Speedster. S/N 82573. Odo: N/A. Speedster blue/tan leather/tan top. Four-speed, fiberglass hardtop. From the Sekichu Japan Car Collection. Door fit off on passenger's side, engine compartment clean. Excellent paint. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $47,250. The right money for a desirable but not perfect Speedster. #416 - 1957 BMW 507 Roadster. SN 70080. Odo: 54,183. Black/red leather. 150 hp, - . NOT SOLD AT $155,000. High bid was right on the button for this car. #142 and paint. Very good looking CA car. Cond: 2 - Hot List—Select Automobiles In Stock Now: 'Terrari" '98355 Spyder  '92 512 Testarossa  '91 Testarossa  '84 Mondial Cabriolet  '83400 I Coupe  '80400 I Cabriolet  2000 Modena Spyders (2)  'Porsche" 996 Coupes & Cabriolets  '97 - 2000 Boxters  993 Coupes & Cabriolets  19 - '97 Turbo Coupes  '89 Lamborghini LM 002  "Six in Stock" "Five in Stock" 'Tourteen inStock" "Eight in Stock" "Vintage/Special Interest" 4,100 km/Tilint" '72 Lamborghini Jorama Mesterei:1"1 41,000 miles '72 DeTomaso Pantera  19 Jaguar XKE Roadster  '67 A.C. Cobra Replicas  12 Impala Convertible  '57 Ford Thunderbird  '57 Lotus Super 7  Good door fit, new quick repaint and chrome, engine compartment dirty and contains dead snails. Nobody ever said 230SLs were very fast, but this is a little too much. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $14,700. At least it didn't have an automatic gearbox. Less than pristine examples are going nowhere in value. ITALIAN CARS #215 - 1952 SIATA Gran Sport Convertible. S/N SL0245B. Odo: 37,649. Silver and red/silver leather. Fire extinguisher. Paint chips on passenger door sill and upper part of driver's door. Also some bubbles on driver's side door. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD January, 2000  '55 Mercedes 300 SLR  2000 BMW M-5  New Panoz Esperantes  2000 Mercedes S 500  2000 Mercedes E 55  2000 Jaguar XXR Roadster  1999 Plymouth Prowlers  "X-nice"/42,000 miles Red/Restored "Always in Stock" One Owner/84,000 miles Powder Bluer Tat" "Caterham Replica" X-Nice Replica Avus Blue "Order Now" 'Teatured Special Interest" "Two in Stock" "Two in Stock" "Two In Stock" "Two in Stock" (425)562-1000 Visit Our On.Line Showroom www.parkplaceltd.com incoy. gports, Opec411 Ineres A fo  L PARK PLACE LTD  13710 Northup Way Bellevue, WA 98005 Fax (425)649-9875 tt leAonkks • I 55 Red/13,000 miles Silver/800 miles Red/3,900 miles Yellow/2,200 miles Mue/38,000 miles Greenr 'X Nice" August Delivery'


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• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •  SCM Auction Report: Pa Auction driver's door. Rubber coming off around windshield. Chip in hood and its fit is off. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $50,000. Bid to the low end of current market value. Worth at least ten grand more. #175 - 1972 FERRARI 365GTB14 Daytona Coupe. S/N 14899. Odo: 70,980. Red/tan AT $33,000. Price was fair market value for the GS. #181 - 1966 LAMBORGHINI 350GT Coupe. S/N 274241. Odo: 70,650. Metallic blue/tan leather. Five-speed, chrome , L ..  41 I It Borranis. One of 146 made. Restored in '98 with copious records. Good door fit, nice chrome. Paint bubbling on passenger's and leather. A/C, AM-FM cassette, V12, 3 owners, books and records, chrome Borranis, Michelin tires. CA car, nice paint and chrome, interior shows some wear. Recent restoration. Hood cylinders are a bit sticky. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $90,000. Far too low an offer for a good, legit Daytona. #246 - 1994 FERRARI 348 Spyder. S/N ZFFRG43A3R0098535. Odo: N/A. Red/tan leather/tan top. Six-speed, all books and manuals, power seats, windows, steering, Cartoon Americo 10804 Roark Rood Carcoon Houston, Tx 77099 USA 800 854 6087 • 28l 568 9573 281 568-9386 Fox - - Low running costs make Carcoon suitable for long or short term storage, and continuous filtered airflow keeps your collector car dry, even in damp environments. Protects against accidental scratches and dents, and reduces dust build-up. Show off your pride and joy, don't cover it Carcoon The most advanced vehicle storage system in the world - as used and endorsed by Rolls Royce & Bentley, Aston Martin Lagonda, The Jaguar and Daimler Heritage Trust, Porsche Club of Great Britain, Ford Motorsport and thousands of others worldwide! Indoor, outdoor and motorcycle models available Call or visit us online for more details at www.carcoon.com 56  Sports Car Market black leather/black top. Six-speed, power steering and brakes, custom wheels. Some chips in nose, interior like new. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $105,000. High bid was about $10K-15K under current market. Car will probably be worth the same or more next year and the year after SPANISH CARS #465 - 1955 PEGASO Z-102 Berlinetta. S/N 0102-0150-0105. Odo: 25. Silver metal- and locks. Interior like new, small scratches on doors near locks, CA registered. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $78,750. Offer was right on fair market value. Both buyer and seller should go home happy. #244 - 1995 FERRARI F50. S/N ZFFTG46A010104220. Odo: N/A. Red/red, black leather. One owner CA car, power windows, sounds great. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $610,000. High bid was in the middle of current market value range. Owner evidently could afford to turn it down. #206 - 1996 FERRARI 355 Spyder. S/N 2FFXR48A3J0104122. Odo: N/A. Red/


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• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •  lic/black leather. Five-speed, knockoff wheels, good door fit, excellent paint and chrome. Restored in '94 and 'completely original.' Wood steering wheel. Beautiful car. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $250,000. Spectacular Spanish steed. Nothing to compare it with but the car is probably worth more than the high bid to an appreciative and qualified collector. AMERICAN CARS #33 - 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA Sport Coupe. S/N F580133311. Odo: 88,928. Red/ red with silver, orange, black. 348 with 1-• SCM Auction Report•sirtcaZgoRns • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 17,896. Red/white vinyl, white top. Automatic, buckets, aftermarket mags. 110 bhp, (COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS Silver Auctions Portland, OR October 23, 1999 Auctioneer: Mitch Silver Number of automotive lots: 134 Number of automotive lots sold: 85 Sale rate: 63% Sale total: $697,507 High: Lot #100P, 1931 Cadillac 370A 7passenger phaeton sold at $109,940 Buyer's Premium: 3% Report by Keith Martin Market opinions in italics always enjoy going to a Silver auction. Mitch Silver has built a reputation for attracting interesting merchandise at reasonable reserves, and he always seems to get a crowd with a good mix of dealers as well as retail buyers. The descriptions on the car cards at his Portland auction were by far the most honest I have seen in a decade of auction attending. Oil leaks, slipping clutches and engine smoke were all disclosed, and it didn't seem to depress the bidding at all. One buyer I spoke with remarked that "It's great to know up front just what I'm getting myself into. I assume any used car I'm buying is going to have problems, and having all the warts out in the open simply cuts down on the surprises." Mitch did provide a visual treat by having two of the worst ham-fisted restorations we've ever come across, a Sunbeam Rapier and a Triumph Herald. They looked like something I might have done in highschool body shop, and reinforced the correctness of my decision to become a journalist rather than a restorer.—K.M January, 2000  tri-power, posi., 4-speed "frame-up" restoration to a good standard. Very good panel fit, good interior kit. Stainless spears need polishing. Handsome, but doesn't quite sizzle. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $27,553. Huge money for a coupe and shows that even at a small auction like this, the right car in the right colors will cause bidders to get excited. #132 - 1965 CHEVROLET CORVAIR Convertible. S/N 105675 W115061. Odo: ca L 4-carbs. Surprisingly straight. Rust erupting on rear and front wheel arch. Rear side door fit off slightly. Decent interior. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $2,987. Cute and a cheap enough way to enjoy an interesting piece of American history, plus the top goes down in the summer. #41 - 1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N 194675122894. Odo: 56,010. Red/black vinyl. 327/300 hp, 4-speed, 3.73 rear end. Power brakes, AM-FM stereo. Recent restoration to a good standard. Fresh interior kit. Shiny paint. Funky fakemag hub caps. Bumper chrome speckled. www.collectorcarins.com t2 COLLECTOR CAR og INSURANCE INC. ONE LIABILITY CHARGE PER COLLECTION AGREED VALUE POLICY NO DEPRECIATION We're not like other agencies. This agent has years of automotive hands-on (/4  experience from construction to shows. P.O.BOX 414 LEO, IN 46765 800-787-7637 FAX: 219-627-6317 LU 0 LU tar CAR ItISURARCE 57


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• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •  SCM Auction Report: S7v tions like the cowl induction. The '67 - '68 Camaros will always stand as classics and nice ones will bring $10K all day long. #113 - 1988 FORD "SALEEN" MUSTANG. S/N 1FABP41EGTF3087. Odo: 33,228. White/gray. One owner, 5-speed, Recent panel fit. Lots of eyeball. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $23,500. Not an unfair bid. A near perfect combination of options to make a great driving car However, no documentation present to authenticate the original configuration of the car #135 - 1966 FORD MUSTANG. S/N GT07T206343. Odo: 91,995. Purple!/black ;orte IralA Nevada, and they are almost cute. Be the hit of the next English Ford owner 's club meet. The owner is looking for $3,600 (real money, not a chandelier special) and he may be looking for a long time. #47 - 1958 SUNBEAM RAPIER Convertible. S/N A3803263. Odo: 63,663. Powder blue with white/gray vinyl. Incredibly bad paint job over rusty body with numerous ulu, cgoR ns race craft suspension, 16" wheels, all other Saleen features. Interior like new. Very straight, doesn't appear to have been abused or molested. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $13,390. Top dollar for an eleven-yearold Saleen, even with these low miles. #46 - 1994 COBRA REPLICA. SN FD111. Odo: 9. White/black. Fibeifab kit. Ford V8, vinyl buckets. Hurst console automatic. Purple garter around steering columnmounted tach. GT mags. Balanced and blue-printed 302 ci V8. 9" posi. rear end, Holley 650 double pumper, Hooker headers. Side exhausts. Average paint. A purple horse. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $5,100. "Personalized" cars are hard to sell, as the new owner has to have the same taste the seller did. The driveline is worth more than the car #35 - 1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS. SN 123377L139987. Odo: 92,564. Red/black vinyl. Cowl induction, 350 ci V8, dents. Weird later model aftermarket mags. Dashboard falling apart. A fright pig. "Have a nice day" license plate frame— true only if you're not the high bidder. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $1,391. This is the kind of car that makes me believe that I too could be a restorer Just take a bucket of paint, a roller or a big brush, and next thing you know, you're on the green at Meadowbrook—sort of #16 - 1961 TRIUMPH HERALD. S/N Y22836LCV. Odo: 58,378. Red/gray. 4-speed, buckets, disc wheels, cheap automatic, big side pipes. Huge flares, latemodel mags. Somehow just doesn't look right in white. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $22,500. A white Cobra with an automatic? Maybe you could park it in the garage next to your Gazelle and your Zimmer, and then invite "America's Funniest Home Videos" to tape your collection. ENGLISH CARS #15- 1952 FORD CONSUL. SN 670N6896. Odo: 1,355. Powder blue/white vinyl. 4-cylinder, 4-speed on column. Fresh ground- automatic, console, front and rear spoiler. Detailed engine, chrome valve covers. Decent respray, nicely detailed. Door fit not perfect but not horrible. Lots of eyeball. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $10,609. Great looking car, nicely presented and who cares if it was "enhanced" by aftermarket addi- 58  up restoration to a hobbyist standard. Poor prep work under paint. Good panel fit. Funky but new white carpet. Probably a better restoration than the car deserves, but very cute. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $3,600. We saw one of these on the Carrera respray over ripply body work. Poor chrome, tired interior. Bumpers painted red with white trim. Decent seat covers. A scary open-air beater. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $2,575. Only interesting because Albert Finney drove one in "Two for the Road" Real Herald fanatics actually lust after the 6-cylinder Vitesse. Fair enough price, and you'll never have to worry about rechroming the bumpers. #74 - 1962 TRIUMPH TR4. S/N CT4690L. Odo: 7,418. White/red. Early metal dash, short-bubble hood. Completely rebuilt and restored to a hobbyist standard. 4-speed, disc wheels. Fresh interior kit. Owner says it has rear main oil leak and brake fluid leak. Very wide door gaps. A sunny-day cruiser. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,180. Sports Car Market


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• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • II • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •  SCM Auction Report:' ,Virarfr Refreshing honest commentary by the owner on the auction data card. Car sold for the right price given its needs. With a little work, a good weekend sports car. #94 - 1969 JAGUAR Ma SII Coupe. S/N 11241653. Odo: 120,433. Dark blue/dark quality respray with bubbles on passenger's door. Seems straight and honest. Engine bay dirty with some corrosion. A driver. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,858. A fair price, and a good way to drive a fun, vintage sports car and bring the little kids along as well. We once owned an Alfa GTC for the very same reason. And now our children drive Mercedes diesels. Go figure. #55- 1972 JAGUAR XICE S III V12 Roadster. S/N 1S2022BW. Odo: 50,979. Burgundy/black leather, black vinyl top. driver. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $18,540. One of those cars that got better the more you looked at it. Never really worn out badly enough to need restoration, completely intact, and seemed to run well. Went to a Russian wholesaler who vowed he "wouldn't pay more than $15K for it." Still cheap. GERMAN CARS #110 - 1929 MERCEDES-BENZ REPLICA. S/N PF001938. Odo: 4,405. Cream/ tan vinyl. Fiberglass body on a Pinto chassis. Owner claims brown canvas top made blue leather. 4-speed, chrome wires. Twoowner car. Very nice interior. Older, poor- Automatic, wires, no A/C. Claimed oneowner car with original mileage. Older respray that has been buffed about ten thousand times. Decent interior. Trunk lid slightly bowed. Luggage rack. An honest from "authentic Mercedes material." Gelcoat fading on fenders. Not likely to be Lease The Legends from BARRETT-JACKSONS SOLE AUTHORIZED LEASING AGENT Established in 1983, Putnam Leasing is the nation's preeminent leasing company of classic, exotic and luxury automobiles. Our key is offering our clients professional service with integrity. We create tailor-made programs that will exceed your expectations to lease your legend. Custom-tailored quotes Low down payments From 24 to 60 months All makes, models and years Equity transfers Early-termination rebates No-obligation credit approvals Business & personal lease Maximize your tax benefits Now you have a choice. Lease the Legends from PUTNAM LEASING 279 W. Putnam Ave. Greenwich, CT 800.278.0071 Fax 203.629.1937 Scottsdale, AZ 480.614.2488 Fax 480.614.0564 ■11


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• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •  seen on the green at Pebble Beach, unless converted to a golf cart. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $4,893. A hopeless, badly designed not-even-interesting copy of an SSK. Belongs in a museum somewhere of "weird cars that nobody understands why they were created in the first place." #98 - 1976 MERCEDES-BENZ 450 SL, Convertible. S/N 10704412032857. Odo: 143,333. Silver/black leather. Dash cap. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 111110* 111  SCM Auction Report: S •--r115 " lIo.ivre„raill,cgoRns au ITALIAN #38 - 1967 FIAT DINO Coupe. S/N 135AC0000219. Odo: 73,243. Dark blue/ 1987 911 Carrera with the same miles would be worth $15K. Whether it's the initial build quality or the subsequent owner care, most 944s just don't seem to hold up like 911s. This was all the money for a car that has no upside. #29 - 1990 BMW 750iL 4-door Sedan. S/ N WBAGC8319LDC776. Bronze/beige leather. Odometer broken. Straight. CD Good seats. Good older respray that is holding up well. Decent panel fit, passenger door has been worked. Later model wheels. Seems honest and unmolested. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,416. A handsome enough car that, if it checks out mechanically, will provide tens of thousands of miles of stylish cruising. And then, it can be sold for $6K! Your total ownership cost will be less than the lease down payment on a new SLK. #59- 1976 MERCEDES-BENZ 280 C. S/N 11407312107032. Odo: 36,091. White/dark blue vinyl. Automatic. Steel wheels. Very green/tan vinyl. Cheapie older respray. Tired interior but no rips or tears. Driver's door sags badly. Engine compartment filthy with corrosion. Never titled in U.S. A slightly scary car. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $4,120. The highest and best use for this car would be for parts for your Ferrari Dino 206. This particular car looked like it was all used up in Europe, then stuffed in a container and shipped over here. Not a bad price, but wait for the first valvejob bill.• player changer in trunk. Window rubbers disintegrating. Looks like it has covered a lot of miles. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $9,476. A mechanic told us that fixing the electronic odometer can cost upwards of $700. And since 750s in general melt in very expensive ways as they age, imagine buying one with unknown mileage. Not a decision for the faint of heart. #58 - 1999 VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE. SN 3VWCA21C4XM4564. Odo: 9,307. Yellow/black. 5-speed, PS, A/C, straight. Nice interior. Tired rubber around front window. Passenger side has been worked. Good chrome. Overall, a very nice driver. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $3,348. A very honest used, but still stylish, Benz-beater Selling price was fair in terms of market value, but a real bargain given the apparent unabused quality of this particular car #100 - 1987 PORSCHE 944. S/N WPOAB094XHN4701. Odo: 139,260. Bronze/dark brown leather. Average respray with lots of dirt in spray gun. Hood fit off. Interior smells like a smoky night club. Seats okay. Rear hatch resealed with silicone. Maybe all the good miles have already been used up on this one. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $3,657. Interesting how a 60  Sports Car Market Pocket Price Guide Five-star appreciation predictions, vehicle evaluation forms, market commentary, plus new Corvette and American muscle car section. Only $14.95 (plus $3 shipping & handling). While supplies last, Send check to: SCM/PPG, P.O. Box 16130 Portland, OR 97292-9915 ABS, CD with stacker, alloys. "One fussy nonsmoking owner." As new. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $19,000. We think these Beetles will look as good in thirty years as vintage Beetles do today. However, they really will never be collectible and they are selling at sticker or less at the local dealer A fair enough bid for what is just a used car CALL 24hrs. 800-289-2819 Outside U.S. call 503-252-5812 FAX 503-252-5854 Be sure to ask for the Pocket Price Guide. Sports Car Market


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   The Appraiser's Corner Excerpts from Actual Appraisals by Steve Cram 1958 Aston Martin DiiiSeries 'I Saloon Coupe Color: Maroon exterior; tan leather seats and panels Odometer: 77,387 miles Equipment: 3,670cc (224 CID) dual overhead cam six-cylinder Aston Martin engine, 240-266 bhp (net); manual transmission; sound system; heating,/defrosting system Condition: Using the traditional rating scale of 1 to 5 for collector cars (1, mint/ show/perfect/as-new; 2, very good; 3, good; 4, fair; 5, poor/rough/needs all), this elegantly restored rare survivor is in #1 excellent condition. Exterior: This DB4 is a superb specimen, fully restored to a high quality with zero rust problems and impacts. Show quality paint is in fine order; chrome is in restored condition. Wires and tires are in #1 shape as well as the glass/lenses, rubber grommets and seals. Interior: The restoration was done with leather and is in #1 shape. Rugs, headliner and dash are in #1 condition. All instruments and control systems operate as they should. The interior is sumptuous. Trunk: Everything is in order, superbly redone to match all forward compartments; all in #1 condition. Engine Compartment: Immaculately done and detailed; the body wiring has been redone, #1; cooling system is in #1 shape. Mechanics: The engine started quickly and then warmed up making exactly the correct gurgling sounds that this awesome powerplant should make. Its music to any collector's ears. The car performed flawlessly through all ranges tested, #1. History: Starting around 1914, this world famous English marque earned a sterling reputation for well-made performance automobiles. Following World War II, the David Brown Group purchased the company in 1947 and created a rather formidable performance team which cleaned up at several race tracks around the world. Production moved to the former Tickford body works at Newport Pagnell in 1958 and the first all-new Aston since the war was created—the DB4 Series 1. Value: The vehicle in this report is the sixth one made (early production) in 1958 but it was not sold until 1962 to its first owner. The current and fifth owner acquired the car in 1988 in rather deplorable condition and proceeded with an elegant, complete restoration. Please note that the maintenance requirements of the powerplant are extreme, and the rather ponderous steering (typical of the time) can make the car a real handful, especially at around town speeds. The brakes are nothing to get excited about either. The car is in first-class condition and has been presented at many well-known shows. Astons in this condition are difficult to find. Appraisal of Value: $73K SCM welcomes appraisals by other appraisers. Portions of appraisals presented here may be changed for editorial and privacy purposes. Please send appraisals to "Appraiser's Cornell" 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215. All submissions subject to editing.• January, 2000  Dark i Red/tan upgraded 1971 MASERATI GITIBLI SPY DER leather, 4.7-liter, 5-speed, restored 5 years ago, recent tune-up, WC, electronic ignition, wire wheels, only 100 made. S95,000. ..-- --  *'-,  19721VIAsERAT1 Upgraded I --  ,  -  .4.  ----Gummi 4.9 SS COUPE metallic brown/light tan leather, 5-speed, new paint, intetior and chrome. A/C system. High dollar stereo. On  120 made. Very fast. S49,500. --------  -,...r----"-------4--  ----  ___  *  C  f. 1963 MASERATI SEBRING SERIES I Maroon/black interior, less than 500 miles on a total restoration, unbelievable condition, the best Sebring in the void. S35,000. ,,,.,  „AMEN 11 ,.i.', ,,, ' _  ._ .  /  --,--'7---.-1._*4. Light stewing, 1967 MASERATI MEXICO COUPE tart/black leather. 4.7-liter new paint interior and chrome. Power new Borani wire wheels, best Mexdco in the USA. 528,500. __ ,5.0,--  11A 1971 MASEFtATI INDY Silver blue/blue leather, 5-speed, air conditioning, power windows, 4.2 V-8, stored last 8 years, runs and drives excellent. 521,900. K & K VINTAGE MOTORCARS 9848 SOUTHWEST FREEWAY HOUSTON, TX 77074 713.541.2281 FAX 713.541.2286 61 -,--.  - ..',-  P .. - ■ . , , .,if„,,..out — IP'po 4644116 1957 MASERATI 3500 GT White/red leather, recent restoration, French show car in '58. New leather and chrome, unique body, one of a kind. 535,000. --7- .41  1.;/1-....  ; ,,-,-...,  --...._.-, - '-' . I  g &  1..„ NANTAG 410TORCAS Established 1979 ,  "4-7-.■,•-  ' 4,--,,. -,-.1_t...-,.-  .  .  .,  . - '


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Mystery Photo Answers A Heated Deer Blind or a Swamper's PT Cruiser? November 1999 Mystery Photo The other night I had the strangest dream, I felt I was under water when... • . .I realized it was time for a reality-czech.—George E. Giese, Portland, OR • . .I had metamorphosed into the Swamp Thing's PT Cruiser.— Dan Hampton, La Crosse, WI • . all of a sudden I woke up, looked out my hotel window, and realized that I had in fact bought the sharkmobile at the Kruse auction in an ill-fated moment of martini-induced bravado.—John Rogers, Dallas, TX • . .1 just snickered at his car and the next thing I know is he's dragging me in the water by my neck. How the hell was I supposed to know the creature from the Black Lagoon was a gearhead, let alone had his license.—Jay Barone, Milford, CT . . . Captain Nemo handed me the valet parking ticket for his 1938 Tatra T-87 and said, "Son, if you bring this out without any seaweed tangled on the wipers, there'll be a couple of extra clams in it for your tip." It suddenly dawned on me that this was how the Tatra designer, Hans Ledwinka, avoided the overheating problems of the air-cooled engine.—Pete Wilzbach, Duluth, GA The mystery photograph this month is easily identified as a modified Lancia Pices-Uranus. It was built and modified to requirements set forth by the noted under-sea explorer Jacques Cousteau, the Uranus (as it was known), was offered ever so graciously to the patrol unit of the Venice police for stealth patrol of its many waterways. (Note: police license plate.) This practice ceased when the Uranus developed a nasty habit of expelling or taking on ballast regardless of the operator's wishes, though it was fully warrantied by the manufacturer, Lancia. However, Lancia was released of liability once it was discovered that the Uranus had been romantically involved with a humpbacked whale while on one of Cousteaus' expeditions.—John King, Libertyville, IL It's Marshal Tito's Tatra staff car (see the flag above right tail light). The unique camouflage scheme was to make the car invisible to marauding German Stukas and Croat Guerrillas as the car cruised along the Dalmatian coast. It was captured during WWII by an Italian fisherman who mistook the Tatra for a beached whale. The car was rediscovered in the catacombs beneath the Vatican after it was used as the prototype for the Pope-mobile. The car is now the centerpiece of Placido Domingo's classic car collection. —Walter A. Scott, Paget, Bermuda When Tatrasaurus laid its eggs, it didn't know they would be fertilized by the enemy. Hatchlings of Carrerasauruses would soon overcome the world.—Alex Gershanok, Pittsburgh, PA Exclusively 280SL's Low mileage and original cars are our specialty to buy or sell. Several cars in stock for immediate delivery. FINANCING • LEASING • TRANSPORTATION TONY LaBELLA CLASSIC CARS 2 Springdale • Cherry Hill, New Jersey (856) 424-1500 62 Heck, everybody here in Texas knows a heated deer blind when he sees one.—Brian C. Jobe, Dallas, TX This month's Mystery Photo winner of a sure-to-be-collectible 1/18th scale model courtesy of USApraisals is Brian Jobe of Dallas, Texas for his "deer blind" interpretation of the photo.—ED. • Be a part of the Mystery Photo each month, subscribe today. 1 year, 12 issues, $48. 1-800-289-2819 Sports Car Market


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Etceterini at Friends Market Place PhotosSELLCARSM71-Photowithclassitieciaaonly$40permonthlINCLUDESINTERNETPOSTINal ABARTH Regularclassifiedonly$15permonth.Parts/PartsWantedAdsFREEforpvt.partysubscribers! tion, $1,200 offer. 716-317-5007. NY 59 Record Monza Zagato,1961 850 TC, and 1959 Mono Albero. 612-377-4960. Feb 68 1300, Second owner, 43,000 miles, excellent condition, always garaged. $13,000. 503-653-9480. OR Jan FIAT 47 TOPOLINO, roll top, very complete, runs and drives, needs restoration, $2,250. 301-937-4541. MD 55 BANDINI, Sport Barchetta, 750cc, red, restored, excellent mechanical/cosmetic condition, 612-377-4960. Feb 57600, transformable sunroof, Abarth trim, California black plate car with new seafoam green paint, black Stayfast canvas sunroof, 843cc, $6,500 obo. 310-450-4483. CA 57 TURISIMO VELOCE, SPYDER, very, very rare early coachbuilt model, runs but needs restoration, only a few hundred built, $7,950 or trade. California Dream Cars, 818718-9654. CA 60 500, it has real engine, all complete car, very original, sitting in an indoor storage for last 10 years, needs restoration $2,900. Gullwing Motor Cars Inc., 718-545-0500. FAX 718-545-1308 NY 60 OSCA, red with black interior, run well, needs some cosmetics, why not be your own OSCA Meyer Wiener? $9,500. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206467-6532 WA 62 600, 2-door coupe, gray/red, $7,300. Vintage/Sarasota, 941-355-6500. FL 62 ROADSTER, convertible, original unrestored condi- 67 DINO SPIDER, red/black, 2.0L Ferrari V6, 5-speed, beautifully restored, brand new top, Motorsports, 860-3425705 10am-5pm. CT 69 124 SPORT SPIDER, total restoration includes interior, exterior, engine, original, consistent show winner, $8,000. Bob, 716-774-8774. NY 127, rare European model with California registration, 1000cc sohc, 4-cyl, 4-speed, complete car with some spares, $895. Auto Italia, 707-528-4825. CA LAMBORGHINI 67 400 GT, 2+2, #1258, Black with cream, Borrani wires, 55,250 miles, older restoration, 11 years, very good mechanically, awesome performance, an eye catcher, $31,500. Lou, 212-460-4483 7:30-4 pm. 718-267-9169 5:309:30E. NY 69 ESPADA SERIES ONE, silver/red, 36,000 miles, dual a/c/, runs and drives, tired cosmetics, $12,000. 310-2747440. FAX 310-274-9809 CA 70 ESPADA, black/black, Series II California car with 28,000 miles, a great car inside and out with Miura wheels, tools, $35,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510653-9754 CA 71 ESPADA SERIES II, V12, 43K mi, red/tan, recent paint, new front seats, reliable, recent work, receipts, bargain, $25,000. 805-541-0120 eves. CA 71 MIURA S, very late US version with only 15,346 miles, truly spectacular throughout, $112,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954-522-9900. FL 72 JAFtAMA 5, 400 GT engine, new interior, needs paint, MECHUNK CREEK RACING VINTAGE RACING SALES AND RESTORATION (804) 923-8389 CURRENT CARS UNDER RESTORATION, AVAILABLE SPRING 2000 1958 Tojeiro. Aston Martin Racing Green, DBR2 body, full vantage 300 bhp engine, 5-speed transmission, historic raw prepared, full safety equipment, removable roll hoop. Complies with SVRA guidelines. Completed car will come with FIA papers. US $200,000. 1955 Austin-Healey 100S. Blue over white. One of 55 built, under restoration to historic race standards. Dennis Welch prepared engine 200 bhp, 5-speed transmission. (original 4 available). Complies with SVRA guidelines. Completed car will come with FIA papers. US $105,000. 1955 Austin-Healey 100M (LeMans). Black over red. Factory certified car (one of 650 factory cars built). Engine rebuilt using Dennis Welch parts. 5-speed transmission (original 4 available). 1005 aluminum tank and filler. Recent ground-up restoration. Comples with SVRA guidelines. Completed car will come with FIA papers. US $45,000. 1955 Austin-Healey 100M (LeMans). Black over red. Period conversion using factory parts. Engine rebuilt to mce spea using Dennis Welch parts, alumunum head, cad° rods, oil cooler, Tilton pedal box etc. 5-speed transmission (original 4 available). 1005 fuel tank and filler. Car had a successful 1999 SCRA season, 2nd in calssinlast Paine Webber endurance. Comes with SVRA, CAVR log books and will be provided with FIA papers. US $38,000. 1955 Austin-Healey 100M (LeMans). Black over red car restored as previous 1955 100M. Full race spec engine using Dennis Welch parts. Fully blue printed engine, alloy head, Carrilo rods, etc. Restored for 2000 season. Car comes with FIA papers. US $38,000. 1957 Austin-Healey 100/6. Yellow. Dennis Welch aluminum head, 5-speed gear box, (original 4 available). Fully race prepared with SVRA, CVAR log books. This is the ex-Gene Smiley race car which dominated mid-west SCCA racing in its class in the lat el950s and 1960s. Described by SCCA archives as possibly the most successful Austin-Healey in North America. Comes with FIA papers. US $40,000. 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIll Phase II. Red over white. Currently in road trim but with fuel cell, all saftely equipment in place. Removeable roll cage and rally clocks. Came in 5th in class in 1997 Carrem PanAmericana. Comes with FIA papers. US $25,000. We specialize in the restoration and preparation of historic race cars. We maintain, store and transport to race meetings. Any car sold is available for prior testing. January, 2000  etc, $14,000. 770-736-3960. GA 73 ESPADA S3, 17K miles, brown paint ok, with excellent It green leather, full service history, $35,000. Chris, 203324-3219. CT 74 JARAMA S, factory air, 5-speed, power steering, burgundy metallic/tan leather, 2 8,896 miles, especially fine example, excellent history, $32,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954522-9900. FL 75 ESPADA, blue with tan, only 5,000 miles, all original spectacular condition, one of the last ones built, the most advanced of the Series, a must for your collection, automatic, $32,500. Forza, 860-350-1140. FAX 860-350-1148 Cr 77 COUNTACH, periscope model, very low miles, with original tires, complete records, original tool kit, white leather interior, $82,500. 917-359-7670. NY 84 COUNTACH 5000S, red with black, 1,700 miles from new, $74,000. Rocky Santiago, 405-843-6117. OK 85 JALPA, black with white leather, 18,000 mi, excellent condition, seldom driven, stored in heated garage, owned 8 years, health forces reluctant sale, $25,000 obo. Joe, 970221-4888 or. 970-416-9373.00 87 COUNTACH 5000S QV, beautiful black with black leather, complete with rear wing, Lamborghini serviced, only 9,400 miles and outstanding condition, $79,500. Motorcars International, 417-831-9999. FAX 417-8318080 MO 88 COUNTACH, rare white with white leather, rear wing, only 4,970 miles by original celebrity owner, sold new and serviced by us, featured in Playboy video, none finer, $100,000. John Levy, Shelton Sports Cars, 954-493-5211. FL Ar  PIASERATI `111 441. INTERNAII°S Factory recognized. Join the world's largest Maserati support group, with more than 3,500 members from 39 countries. Tech staff available to help owners and enthusiasts; parts discounts; 80-page glossy club magazine, Viale Ciro Menotti; club decal; roster; access to a multitude of Maserati road tests, technical bulletins, manuals, etc. To join, fax us your name, address, credit card number; you'll receive a large packet of Maserati information via airmail. $60 for USA Members, $70 Canada, $90 all other countries. Join now! MASERATI PARTS TOLL FREE: 800-MASERATI (627-3728) New & Used For All Models Providing owners with knowledgeable, courteous, prompt professional express service since 1976 Next day service our specialty. Competitive Prices. 10 million dollar inventory. Service shop discounts. NOTE OUR NEW "425" AREA CODE Francis G. Mandarano  President Technical Assistance Line: USA + 425-455-4707 VISA/ MC /AE 4P /TVS affimmt CORPORATION Serving the Maserati community since 1976 Fax: USA + 425-646-5458 P.O. Box 1015, Mercer Island, WA 98040 USA website: http://www.maseratinet.com • e-mail: mie@maseratinet.com 63


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88 JALPA, white/red, only 3,682 miles, new in every way, $46,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954-522-9900. FL 89 COUNTACH, Anniversary, 3,300 Miles, rear wing, red on black, gorgeous, $86,900. Kansas City Imports, 816455-3033. MO 91 DIABLO, black, black, 7K orig, full service, $115,000. Sovereign Brokerage Services, 987-282-4550. FAX 978281-9414 MA 94 DIABLO SE, 30th Anniv., #9 of 150 made, 15,000 kilometers, outstanding, $159,000. Symbolic, 310-6521300. CA 95 DIABLO VT, black with tan leather, wing, 680 miles, showroom new, $169,000 offer. Group One Motorcars Ltd, 248-646-2700. MI LANCIA 59 APPIA ZAGATO, Covered headlight, flush door handle, very good original condition, rebuilt engine, brakes, red with beige leather interior, 46,000 miles, original California car. Australia ph# +618-+618-82787625. $33,000 Australian. Jan 61 FLAMINIA, convertible touring, Super-leggera, silver/red leather, new front subframe, exhausts, NOS Cinturatos, needs: top, paint, bumpers, rechromed, $9,200. 703-534-5015. VA 62 FLAMINIA SUPER SPORT, Zagato, nice proper numbers matching car, 2.8 3C, blue with crimson, runs well, $37,500. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206467-6532 WA 62 FLAMINIA SUPER SPORT, Zagato, undergoing high quality restoration, $50,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 68 FLAMINIA 2.8 3C, convertible, 48,000 miles, needs restoration, silver with red leather, $6,000. 203-744-0707. CT 77 SCORPION, 61K, silver/red, new tires, brakes, Koni shocks, Ansa exhaust, new timing belt, glass Buttress model, $6,500. 914-949-0103 9-6 m-sat. NY "STRATOS", Group 1V Replica by Hawkridge (England) California registered (1967) street legal, modified Lancia Scorpion, "Marlboro" livery, RHD.," Monte Carlo Historic" and " Most Popular car" Concourso Italiano (Quail lodge) www.hemmingsshowroom.com "Autostore" 805-966-3272. CA Feb MASERATI 58 3500 GT, 100% complete, sitting in a barn for the last 20 years, not running, it has rust, needs total restoration, $12,900. Gullwing Motor Cars Inc., 718-545-0500. FAX 718-545-1308 NY 67 GHIBLI COUPE, red with black interior, 4.7 liter, 5speed, 53,000 miles, show winner, very nice car, $30,000. Auto Europe, 248-645-6300. MI 67 MEXICO, blue/tan, 54,000 miles, power steering, 4.7 motor, automatic, wire wheels, a/c, new paint, chrome, interior, mechanicals, $19,900. 310-274-7440. CA 67 QUATTROPORTE 4000, cream with lovely black leather, nice older restoration, runs well, $8,500. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 69 GHIBLI 4.7 COUPE, silver w/black hides, Borranis, a/c, very nice example, $35,000. Rocky Santiago, 405-8436117. OK 69 GHIBLI 4.7 COUPE, 5-speed, air, silver/blue with black hides, matching numbers, just tuned and serviced, looks great, runs strong, 55,000 miles, $26,500. 732-4493753. NJ 74 MERAK, Euro small bumper version, motor and gearbox need reinstallation, good body but needs paint, $6,000. Octagon Auto, 717-244-0669. PA 77 BORA, 41,000 miles, excellent, $36,500 offer. Motorcar Gallery, 954-522-9900. FL 79 MERAK SS, Spectacular example, black paint with black leather interior, 13,000 original miles, $32,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 80 KYALAMI, red/tan, 25,000 miles, 5-speed, power steering, nice condition, $18,500. 310-274-7440. FAX 310274-9809 CA 82 QUATTROPORTE, black with saddle leather interior, 45,000 miles, excellent condition, everything works, $9,995. 636-239-6781. 314-239-6781.M0 OSCA 56 950 S/C1HASSIS #951, Sebring, LeMans, MM, raced in US with Ricardo Rodriguez, car of the MM, mechanically excellent, body not restored. angela@casafrucci.com 612-377-4960. MN Jan XX - LITERATURE MANUALS & BOOKS FOR, All exotic & rare makes, service manuals, parts manuals, owners manuals, history books, see www.books4cars.com 248-357-4750. 888-380-9277.MI Jan XX - WANTED WANTED:, Maserati A6G 1500 PF grille- 3500 cam covers, arm rests, dash grab handle, hub caps, Original manuals: Tipo 60,63, 300s, Mistral, 3500, Mexico, Merak, Bora, Khamsin, Kyalami, Manual copies: A6G 2000, Ghibli books, Models 1950s or 5 bolt-on Borranis: late Mistral, Mexico, Ghibli. Also models, manuals, books, literature, most Italian marques major & obscure, Jerry, 330-759-5224 mornings. OH Feb WANTED:, Maserati A6GCS or 150/200s by cash buyer.Email Vworld@aol.com Phone #: 01-4989-2607017 or fax: 01-4989-2609571 Zweifler. GERMANY Feb RACE CARS 39 JAGUAR, SS 100, 3.5 Liter, documented racing history, exc condition, driven sparingly since restoration, red with tan, ready for Colo Grand or Mille Miglia $175,000. 334-277-4260. USA AL 51 SIATA, 300BC, #442 for sale by original owner, 1100 Fiat engine, meticulous restoration, $50,000. 603-6353507. NH 55 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 100-4, rust free, new Brg paint, rebuilt, modified engine, bib SUs, Derrington headers, roll bar, fuel cell, fire system, dual master, Dunlops, VSCCA, SVRA log books, road usable $22,000. The New England Classic Car Co., 203-377-6746. USA CT 56 CORVETTE, Nickey Chevrolet race car, possible SRI, vintage race ready with log books and streetable. $35,000 obo. 847-778-6295. USA IL 56 DEVIN, identical to the world's fastest Devin, wide body, an easy project, has roller, engine, transmission available. $30,000. 608-788-8544. USA WI 57 CORVETTE, fuel injected vintage race car, SVRA log book, Black with silver cove. Photos available at:www.prismacars.com $47,000. 334-277-4260. USA AL 59 ASARDO, GM-S, Helmut Schlosser design raced by Charlie Kolb and others,converted by builder to 3500 Buick 215 V8, entered by Charlie Kolb at Sebring $49,500 offers. Fantasy Junctions, 510-653-7555. FAX 5 10-6539754 USA CA 59 DETOMASO, Formula Junior, open wheel racing car, aluminum body, all original and complete except missing engine, a rolling work of art, a great display or vintage racer, $149,000. John, 215-842-2233. USA PA 60 OSCA TIPO, SF392 Spyder, one of the two last factory cars, red/grey-black, race prepared with engine work by Nino Epifani, $195,000 offer. Fantasy Junction, 510-6537555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 64  61 ALFA GIULIETTA, Spider vintage race in need of updating, dual Webers. $6,750. Northshore Sportscars, 847247-0447. FAX 847-247-0446 USA IL 63 COBRA CSX 2135, 289 hi-po, this car is original and beautiful, no spared restoration, completed in April 99'. Color is midnight blue with black leather interior, rack and pinion car with roll bar, sidepipes, Weber carbs and Hali wheels, $167,500. John, 661-633-9122 weekdays. USA CA 64 LOTUS, Cortina series 1 MK 1, rhd, documented NZ Ford Works sedan, Class Champion 1966,67, fully prepared with AVO dynoed 150 hp engine, removable roll cage, fire system, ready to race, invested $64,500, $269,000 ono. Shin Takei, 310-308-9777. USA CA 64 MG MIDGET, race prepared, fuel cell Accusump, Aeroquip hoses, fittings, 1098 2" main nitrited crank, close ratio gearbox, SVRA logbook, spares include Mag wheels, 2" main engine , custom trailer, $5,900. 717-732-3361. USA PA 65 COBRA, shelby,289 CSX2341, red, black interior, Chrome wire wheels, excellent late rack and pinion car, 12,500 original miles, strong engine and transmission, unblemished history in club registry, car is located in CA. $1,299,000. Paul, 609-234-6475. USA NJ 65 CORVETTE, 396 Roadster, Dick Guldstrand built and raced with Herb Caplan, North Pacific Class A Champion 1966, 1969 and known as the Cobra Killer, log books, full documentation, race ready, $50,000 obo. 847-778-6295. USA IL 66 ABARTH, factory hill climb Spider, 1000-0TS-R 8port head, twin 40 mm Webers, 8 Campagnolo wheels, new tires, SCCA, HRS, SVRA vintage current logbooks, many spares, call, write for list and photos, Abarth Register USA #597 954-942-6633. FAX 954-942-3958 USA FL 66 AUSTIN-HEALEY, BJ8 Phase Two, race/rally car with roll cage, fully race prepared by Peter Farmer, came in 5th in class at Carrera Pan Americana in 97', has CVAR log book, Sports Car Market complies with all vintage rules, can be used on or off track. $24,000 as is. Keith Ford, 804-923-8389. USA VA 66 MUSTANG, notchback, Gene Felton raced it in the 60s, restored it in 1990, fresh 410 hp, 289, toploader, first quality throughout, really race ready, SVRA/HSR, $38,000. Kent-WI or Sam-GA, 608-275-4591 WI. 706-754-1043 GA. USA 66 SHELBY, GT 350, 6s270, white, blue, R-model mods, vintage race setup, SVRA, HSR logbooks, Rolex Endurance championship, excellent, super value, $42,500. Tim Holland, 770-339-7467 days. 770-307-0113 nights. GA 69 ZINK C4 VINTAGE, Formula V, fully monoposto legal, excellent way to start vintage racing. $5,900. 804975-0542. VA Jan 70 ASTON-MARTIN, LeMans, V8, The Muncher, Robin Hamilton's famous twin Turbo 1977-79 LM contender, pictured in most marque books, $120,000. Jack Boxstrom, 613-476-5000. CANADA ON 70 JAGUAR, roll bar, fuel cell, aluminum radiator, flywheel, oil cooler, fiberglass and steel bonnet, lowered suspension, Carrera shocks, nylon bushings, sway bars, fresh engine, forged pistons, 11:1 compression, fully balanced, new brakes. $28,000. 215-362-1751. USA PA XX - WANTED WANTED, Auto Formula 1 Annual books wanted. Years 1965, 1967, and 1969 needed to complete collection .martyL327@aol.com 212-758-6620. NY Feb


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******** *• , Innlrrtircza *  Chassis number: F7FH339062 Engine: V8 supercharged, 312 el n 1955, Ford responded to the Chevy Corvette with the introduction of the Thunderbird. Ford knew that its more luxurious two-seater V8 was going to attract a wider audience than the Corvette's spartan racing/performance-oriented approach to the market. The Thunderbird design incorporated Ford features found on other models to create product recognition with the hope of encouraging sales of other Ford cars as well. The universal appeal of the Thunderbird's styling made it an instant success and the 1955 model out-sold the more expensive Corvette by 24 to 1. I Engine, chassis and styling improvements were made to the 1955 model and culminated in 1957 with the car that most collectors recognize as the pinnacle model Thunderbird. The '57 Thunderbird featured a moderately restyled body with a widened grille accentuated by a more understated front bumper, while the rear was treated to small fins complementary to the overall appearance of the car. Mechanically, the F Series 312 ci engine was strengthened by a four-barrel carburetor and a McCulloch VR57 Supercharger, while special heads helped reduce engine compression. The Thunderbird pictured is a splendid example of a rare and classic F-Series. Approximately fifteen years ago, the car was treated to a frame-off restoration that included a complete bare metal respray of the very rare and original (for the F-Series) baby blue. The engine compartment and Ford red engine block are immaculate and features a duplication of the Ford final "okay" ink stamp numbered 259 applied prior to its factory departure. The meticulous care taken with this F-Bird is seen throughout the car. This F-Bird, one of only 194 ever produced, is equipped with many factory options including the Town & Country signalseeking radio that automatically adjusts in volume proportionally to the speed of the engine. The car would make an outstanding addition to any collection. Year produced  Number produced  SCM Price Guide:  Original list  Chassis #  Engine #  Tune-up  The featured Thunderbird sold for $74K at the Christie 's' auction in Pebble Beach on August 29, 1999. Among Thunderbird collectors (of which there are plenty) the word is if you're going to own a two-seater 'Bird Distributor cap  Club  Web site  bird the performance equal of Chevy 's fuel-injected Corvette without the complications of this early Fl system—many of which provided more trouble than pleasure to the Corvette owners who ordered them. It brought the Thunderbird up several pegs from a respectably-quick boulevard cruiser to a serious stoplight race contender and drag-strip menace. A number of years ago, I road-tested an absolutely correct FBird (like the car under discussion, a fanatically well restored automobile) and was pleasantly surprised to find that the car handled better than I had anticipated. Understeer was definitely there and steering effort was high but the car felt quite controllable on all surfaces we encountered. Understand, no Thunderbird was ever meant to be a sports car in the sense of a Jaguar or Alfa or Austin-Healey. They're sporty rather than sports cars, so don't expect table-flat cornering; you won't lose your fillings over potholes, either 1957 194 with "F" option N/A $3,900 Serial plate on cowl Plate attached to left front body pillar below upper hinge opening approx. $250 approx. $35 Vintage Thunderbird Club Intl., 1251 Reece Rd., Goddard, KS 67052 www.tbird.org Alternatives  1957 Fl Corvette, Chrysler 300-C the '57 is the preferred year And if your pockets are sufficiently deep, the F-Bird is the 1957 model to own. There's also an E-Bird option for '57 consisting of a factory dual carb setup but the F is still the Bird-lover's Holy Grail. Nearly an unknown option in 1957, the McCulloch supercharger coupled with a wilder camshaft made the 312 Thunder- 66  This car presented well at the auction and could be the star of many local or regional shows, with the bloom just beginning to fade off the splendid older restoration it carries. The '63 T-Bird bolt-on wire wheels, while incorrect, added to the very attractive appearance of the car The scarce optional Town & Country radio also helped the price along and the fact that it had two tops (oddly, the convertible top was an option on the '57 'Birds) didn't hurt, either The scarce and correct color looked just right on the car and the entire package offered the collector a rare avis indeed. It was bought a bit below market and well below the cost of a ground-up restoration, if you were ever fortunate enough to discover an F-Bird not already in the hands of a dedicated enthusiast.—Dave Brownell (Data and photo courtesy of the auction company.) • Sports Car Market From Grand Classics to Twin Stripes of Smoking Rubber 1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Series


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American Cars For Sale AUBURN 35 AUBURN 851 CONV. 4DR, Dual ratio, 6 new Denman white wall tires, show quality paint, chrome, mechanical and glass, needs top and upholstery redone to complete. Must see. First $29,500 takes. '32 Auburn Cony. 4dr, dual ratio, 6 wire wheels and trunk, runs excellent, sharp, Show or go! First $49,500 takes! Trades, Transportation arranged, Tom Crook, 253-941-3454. Feb BUICK 27 27-54 ROADSTER, 15,000 miles, all original, possibly the best example of an original 1927 roadster in America today, housed in museum since 1962, $29,500. Robert Becker, 518-686-7644. NY 37 CENTURY, 4-door convertible with dual sidemounts, complete frame-off restoration by Dave Lewis Restorations, first time offered for sale by owner's estate, must be seen, $65,000. 718-969-7679. NY 41 CUSTOM, Brunn bodied, open chauffeur compartment Limited Brougham, incredibly low miles, runs and looks like new, rarest of all, must sacrifice, $100,000. 215-968-5599. PA CHRYSLER 31 CM6 ROADSTER, vg condition, some paint peeling on front fenders, optional sidemount spares, trunk, stone guard, lights and chrome package, beige with choc brown fenders, 80s restoration, runs and looks great, $22,950 obo. 215-628-2703. PA 32 CL IMPERIAL, convertible sedan, less than 50 of these Customs built by LeBaron, blue/blue with tan top, 300 miles on stunning body off restoration, part of well known private collection, $235,000. 303-744-3516. CO COBRA CORNER Daytona: Cobra's Dress Rehearsal event for the Cobras. Three cars were entered representing the factory: Dan Gurney in C5X2002 (powered by an experimental engine with aluminum alloy block and heads at FoMoCo's request), Dave MacDonald in CSX2026 and Skip Hudson in C5X2014. D January, 2000  FIA rules required the use of full windshields, and other updates to the Riverside Replicas included: Halibrand magnesium wheels on pindrive hubs 6 1/2" front and 7 1/2" rear (early pattern with five kidney bean slots per wheel), front "fender spats" (FIA rules specified that the fenders cover a certain percent of the tire and since the Cobra body tucked under at the base of the wheel opening, extensions were popriveted to the lower rear edge of the front fender wheel openings), enlarged rear fender flares, modified steering arms and headlight stone guards. Shelby's team had problems at the beginning of the race. Gurney's car blew a freeze-out plug just prior to the start of the race and a new engine was hastily installed. The crew had it running a few seconds after the green flag dropped, putting Gurney a half a lap behind at the start. Ignition problems forced his retirement on the 48th lap. Skip Hudson exploded the clutch in his Cobra on the 54th lap, jamming the steering and causing the car to nose into a guard rail, putting him out of the race. Dave MacDonald eventually fmished 4th overall. This was just the tip of the iceberg for Shelby. He was already building another generation of competition cars in California as Shelby American's team cars were racing at Daytona. Testing the Cobra's long distance racing ability would help him produce better cars and betterequipped drivers for future long distance races. His experience gained at Daytona laid the foundation for the Cobra's performance at Sebring and the FIA series in Europe at Le Mans 24-hours. Courtesy of the Shelby American World Registry 1997, Shelby American Automobile Club, fax 860/364-0769. • aytona demonstrated to Carroll Shelby what would be required of his cars if they were to be competitive in long distance endurance racing. The 1963 Daytona Continental was a three-hour enduro and it was the first race that Cobras were required to compete over an extended period of time. It was also the first FIA 56 300B, white and tan, retired Navy Commander owner, West Coast new, total mechanical rebuild just finished, in Chicago owner's garage, $31,500 obo. Dr. Art Burrichter, 319-4655757. IA CORVETTE This column is reserved for questions and comments about Shelbys. Please send questions/comments to Shelby, c/o copyed@sportscarmarket.com , fax 503-252-5854. 53 # 094, car is in perfect condition and has won the prestigious NCRS Duntov and Bloomington Gold awards, complete your collection with one of the best of the first year of Corvette production, $118,000 obo. 610-566-9501. PA 54 older restoration, polo white, red interior, stock, runs well, $32,000 obo. 800-728-2832 days. CA 56 283 CID, 2x4s, 4-speed, Hydromantic, 2 rare tops, white/ red with silver insert, beautiful car with exceptional body, chrome complete, new correct upholstery, Wonderbar, with many factory accessories, second owner over 20 years, $26,500. 310-318-5805. CA 58 283, 4-speed, white, silver coves, black interior, hardtop only, car numbers do not match, good looking driver, $23,000. 860-824-0300. CT 59 hardtop only, 327, 4-speed, red, white coves, black interior, nice body, excellent frame, good chrome, nice gauges, nice driver, $21,500. Buster(dealer), 570-784-4927. PA 61 body-off restoration, Roman red, white coves, black interior, hardtop only, 283-230 hp, 4-speed, wide white tires, wonderbar radio, hubcaps, perfect paint, excellent engine, show quality, superb driver, $31,000. 806-7940112 home. 806-795-663.TX 62 convertible, Honduras maroon, black, 4-speed, showroom condition, priced to sell, $29,900. Corvette Collection, 954-781-0300. FL 64 ROADSTER, 2 tops, red/black leather, numbers matching, 365 H.P., close ratio 4 spd, 66,000 original miles, aluminum wheels, sharp- Asking $28,500. '74 Corvette T-Top: Auto, P.S. leather int, 24,000 actual miles, original tires, mint condition, untouched except for a few stainless steel brakes, shocks and exhaust, Wholesale priced at $13,500 for quick sale, Trades, Transportation arranged, Tom Crook, 253-941-3454. Feb CADILLAC 28 DC PHAETON, rare classic, 75% restoration from groundup, needs upholstery & chrome, $31,000. 281-376-3381. TX 04 REAR ENTRANCE, TOURING with SURREY TOP, From Harrah's collection, London to Brighton veteran, looks & runs excellent, Asking $38,500. Same condition 1905 touring $28,500. Trades, Transportation arranged, Tom Crook, 253-941-3454. Feb American Classifieds continued on page 72 CORVETITS FREE CATALOG ProTeam, Box 606, Napoleon, Oh 43545 Toll Free: 888 - - - - - - e-mail: proteam@proteam-corvette.com website: www.proteam-corvette.com SHELBY COBRAS by ROCKY MOUNTAIN MOTORSPORTS NEW CSX SERIES COBRAS Components supplied by: eSHELBZ Karman D. Cusack Rocky Mountain Motor Sports • Conifer, Colorado (303)674-3672. (303) 674-3518 Fax (303) 838-4550 67 Over 750 old Corvettesll 592 5086 Ph: 419 592 5086 Fax: 419 592 4242


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Comments  WITH YOUR RENEWALS / Here are some thoughts and observations from fellow subscribers. I love the magazine. I would love to see a complete listing of all of the car sales at auction. Thanks.—John Boksa, Willow Springs IL. That will happen on our Internet site, target date March 1, 2000. There's just not enough room to get complete listings into the magazine.—ED. Why are Cobras listed under American cars? You have ISO, Pantera and so forth, listed among the Italian (or other nationalities). Get the American cars where they belong and you could just about eliminate the American section save Corvettes and a few rarities. Keep it SPORTS CAR market.—John H. Willock, Chestertown, MD. Cobras are a tough call. We list them as English cars, along with ACs, in the Price Guide, but that just doesn't seem right. This is a situation where we have to make an arbitrary decision, and we are going to call Cobras American cars. Following that logic, we will create a section in the Price Guide for Shelbys, which will include the most interesting Shelby creations.—ED. I was thinking about letting this subscription run out, too many magazines to keep up with, expensive, etc.. .Then today the November issue arrived. I started reading your auction results and comments, and I know I don't want to miss this. Hence this renewal. We are a three Alfa family, driven daily is my 1973 Berlina, my wife's 1974 Berlina and we also have a 1967 Giulia Sprint Veloce that we've driven daily for 15 years, owned for 25 years and it has 350K miles and we still use it on the weekends. Thanks.— Howard Stein, Oakland CA I think you should use the web site for the classifieds, it saves pages (for other things).—Steven Hurst, St. Louis, MO. We will have an "instant-post" mechanism for classifieds on the web site, but are going to keep the print classifieds as well. There is something soothingly familiar (and nearly prehistoric) about browsing print classifieds.—ED. Just keep doing what you're doing. Thank you, thank you, thank you! You are doing it right.—Dr. Lewis Evens, Santa Clara, CA I would like to see more articles on the "best" restorers in the US (from the west, mid, south, east, etc.).—Don Lee, Tigard, OR. We don't believe it is the position of SCM to evaluate and rate restorers, as it would be an incredibly subjective process. However, we welcome recommen- 68  dations from readers who have had successful experiences, and will print them in "Tall Tales and War Stories."—ED. I use your publication for annual auction reports that include some description other then price. Also, the Price Guide is helpful, though it is of lesser value to me, but still helpful—David L. Van Schaick, Newtown Square, PA (How can we make SCM better?) Get it twice a month. It's tough to wait a whole month.—Jerry Fiorito, Seattle, WA Include various but mainly goldenyear driving profiles/interviews and maybe a tally of their finest achievements.—Jay Eddy, San Diego, CA More MG, TR, Jaguar and Morgan articles.—Ken Brasfield, Middlebrook, VA Articles/editorials about the "State of the Market," market trends, how to read the market. Otherwise great recent improvements. Well done!—Jeffrey Wong, Seattle, WA More auction results for "automobilia" (gas pumps, globes, etc.).—John Pavone, Stamford, CT We recognize that since Mobilia magazine has moved away from covering high-end automobilia, there is a void. Question - how much space should we devote to automobilia coverage each month? One, two, three or more pages? Please email your response to copyed @sportscarmarket.com, fax 503-2525854.—ED. Maybe do more than one affordable classic per month, love the magazine. —Kevin Riba, Minneapolis, MN To those who criticize this great publication, I say: Honi soit qui mal y pense! Translation French to English: Shame to those who think badly of it. (This is written on the badges of the Royal guards, something to do with the Royal Order of the guards and a saying of a princess from long ago.)—Donald Hawley, Fort Walton Beach, FL I would love to see color pictures and better paper for our magazine.—Wiet Huidekoper, Cambridgeshire, England. Well, sometimes just wishing will make it so. Now, how about wishing for new valve guides for our Ferrari?—ED. Alfa has diminished over time. Since I subscribed when Alfa was the focus, I'd like to see a little more on Alfa.—Glenn D. Smith, San Rafael, CA. The Alfa market, especially for Giulietta and later cars, continues to diminish in velocity. 164s and Milanos are interesting and quirky, but not destined to be collect- Ada. ible. 750/101/105 Alfas always had a small following, and it seems destined to remain that way. Trust me, we report every bit of Alfa news we can find.—ED. I would like to see more information on costs of restoring, how to do things right for the least cost.—Fred Puhn, National City, CA I love Ferrari! —Bill Schworer, Cupertino, CA I would like to see a multi-part, in-depth investigation/expose of AROC/AROO Power Broker Doug Klein and his terrifying rise to power.—Vars Svendsgaard, Ashland, OR Add a French section.—Bettina Van Curen, Los Angeles, CA. We've asked Raymond Milo to begin that process. He the only person we know with nitrogen spheres on his bedposts.—ED. Auction prices are often inflated. Need more data on what these vehicles are really changing hands for.—Dr. Steven Robbins, Bernardsville, NJ. For better or for worse, auction prices are the most reliable form of transaction information we have. We are aware that some auction companies report cars as "sold," for very high prices, that are really bought by friends of the sellers in a faux transaction. This is a deplorable process, and borders on fraud. However, by and large, 99% of most auction sales are real, and the prices we report are real prices.—ED. Need more comments regarding Keith's "racing."—Bill Rosenthal, Hudson, OH. Run hard, crash often, spend money—ED. Need more coverage on $15K and under collectibles. However, this is my favorite of many, many car magazines.— Bill Neff, Escondido, CA da My favorite car publication. You Precopio, people!—Michael Collegeville, PA And thanks from Cindy and I to all of your for taking the time to send these comments, and for your renewals.—ED.• Sports Car Market


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ir Legal Files MNIMM Sure, I Signed It But... by Alexander Leventhal he "out of control restoration" is every collector's and every restoration shop's nightmare. We've previously stressed the importance of getting a written estimate for all of the work to be performed and the necessity of arriving at a meeting of the minds with the restorer as to the extent and maximum cost of the work involved. But what happens when a contract is agreed to, but the work needed turns out to be far different than the shop owner thought? Here is a situation where a restorer's "estimate" became a valid and binding contract, thereby offering perhaps unintended protection to the consumer/collector and financial hardship to the restorer. The plaintiff/owner brought in his 1958 Lotus Elite to the defendant/mechanic/restorer to find out how much it would cost to restore the vehicle to "as new" or better condition and how much time it would take. The Lotus needed paint, some repairs to the fiberglass unit body, and sorting of the brakes. Additionally, its Coventry Climax FWA motor ran very poorly, was down on power, and produced enough smoke out of the exhaust to rival the emissions from a Middlebury College pot party. The defendant examined the car over a period of several days, so as to be able to accurately estimate all of the work required. He prepared a written document, with a detailed list of the work to be performed, the outcome to be attained, and the total cost of the restoration including parts and labor. This document was on the defendant's pre-printed "repair order" form. It was not titled with the exception of the name and address on the letterhead, the words "repair order" and a box labeled "work to be performed." This "work to be performed" area included sections for the body and brake work, and, most importantly to this case, the work to be done on the engine. The "engine" section read, in relevant part, "Bring motor to good running condition. Tune carb/ignition. Adjust valves/head problems? Restore power. Cure smoke at idle and under acceleration." The total cost for all of the work was at the bottom of the document, $22K. The shop owner (the defendant) presented the document to the customer (the plaintiff) and explained that the car would be made as new for the price. The document was executed and the restorer began work on the car shortly thereafter. The body and brake work came off without a hitch. The motor work, however, did not. It is undisputed that the defendant spent an inordinate amount of time tuning the fuel delivery and ignition systems and working with the valves, in an attempt to restore power and eliminate the exhaust smoke to no avail. Eventually, the defendant tore down the motor and discovered that, contrary to his expectations, internal damage to the pistons, rings, and cylinder bores were causing the smoke and poor running, and not any problems with tuning or the cylinder heads. The defendant called the plaintiff to tell him that he had wrongly presumed that the problems could be cured without a bottom-end rebuild, and that since a rebuild had been discovered to be required, the price would need to be increased to cover the cost. The plaintiff did not agree to any additional cost, but instead instructed the defendant to finish the work for the price originally agreed upon. The defendant did complete the work, including a full engine rebuild, and presented the plaintiff with a bill for $31K and change, $9K more than was originally agreed upon for bringing the car to "as new" condition. The plaintiff refused to pay the additional amount and the January, 2000  defendant consequently refused to return his car, holding it subject to a "garageman's lien." The plaintiff then sued the defendant, claiming that he was ready, willing, and able to tender payment in full on the "contract" for restoration, and alleging a breach of contract on the part of the defendant for failing to return the car to the plaintiff in exchange for the agreed upon contract price of approximately $22K. The defendant/shop owner presented two defenses to the breach of contract claim and counterclaimed for the money that he said was owed him, approximately $9K more than what he said was an "estimate" price. The defendant's two defenses were that there was no contract between the parties specifying a fixed price and that even if there was a contract, impossibility of performance excused the breach. The court treated these arguments in turn. On the issue of breach of contract, the court held that a contract had been created between the parties when the plaintiff signed the "repair order." A contract is formed when there is an offer by one party and an acceptance by the other. In this case, the repair order was an offer to perform a restoration for a certain price, and this offer was accepted when the plaintiff signed the order, requiring both parties perform under the terms in the writing. The defendant argued that the document was not a contract, but an "estimate" and that it was not binding. The court ruled that since the document did not say "estimate" anywhere on it, and there was no language to the effect that only listed work was included to achieve a listed result (e.g., no smoke) that the document constituted a contract between the parties to achieve the specified result for the specified price. The court's decision on this issue is based on established case law which holds when two parties deal at arm's length to negotiate an agreement that is reduced in writing, both parties will be bound to the terms of the writing, with very few exceptions such as unconscionability and impossibility. The defendant also presented the defense that although a contract may have been formed, he was excused from performing under the contract (completing the restoration for $22K) on the grounds that the internal damage to the engine made his performance impossible. The court ruled that performance was not excused on impossibility grounds, citing the rule that if a party binds himself by a positive, express contract to do an act which is itself possible, then he must fulfill his obligation unless prevented by an act of God, the law, or the other party. No hardship or unforeseen circumstance short of absolute impossibility will excuse him from doing what he expressly agreed to do. The court applied this rule to this case saying that clearly the restoration was not impossible, since it was, in fact, completed, and that the fact that it was harder and cost more to complete than the defendant had anticipated, even if the difficulty made the job unprofitable, did not excuse performance under the contract. The court's final ruling was that the defendant was to release his lien and return the fully restored vehicle to the plaintiff upon tender of the contract price of approximately $22K. There is a very important lesson here for shop owners, to wit: If you negotiate on a price for a restoration and commit this to written agreement, rather than an estimate with language to the effect of "any other and further work will be billed at such and such a rate" then you will be bound to complete that work, as in this case, for the agreed price, even if unforeseen costs or work arises. I don't know of a faster way to bankrupt your business.• 69


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The Monthl Digest of Magnificent Motor Cars AC • Aston Martin • Austin-Healey • Bentley • Rolls-Royce • Jaguar • Lotus • MG • Triumph 'V 7 Chassis number: XKD 501 Engine number: E 2036-9 igh-performance automobile manufacturers eager for reputation directed the attention of their most gifted engineers towards the Le Mans GP d'Endurance 24-hours races in the 1950s. Wellorganized, often richly-endowed factory teams battled for supremacy in a series of epic battles. Jaguar's magnificent legend was built and established at Le Mans where their initial C-type specialized roadsters first won in both 1951 and 1953. For 1954 a far more sophisticated sports racing car was developed and became known as the D-type. H At Le Mans that year, the leading Jaguar factoryteam car of Rolt and Hamilton ran a gallant second behind the mighty 4.9-liter Ferrari V12 of Gonzales and Trintignant. The winning speed average at Le Mans was 105.1 mph, but Jaguar quickly had their revenge a few weeks later when the D-types came in first and second at the 12-hours of Reims at an average of 104.55 mph. In the 1955 Le Mans, the Jaguar factory returned to claim first and third places and returned to Le Mans in force in 1956, knowing this was to be the last year that the factory would run a team of long nose D-types. Two team cars crashed in the damp conditions and the third was hampered by a misfire, however the Ecurie Ecosse team from Scotland saved the day for Jaguar with their short nose D-type. The car pictured, driven by Flockhart and Sanderson, was victorious winning the 24-hours classic; a feat the private Scottish team was to repeat in 1957 with a remark able clean sweep.  This D-type hat-trick of GP d'Endurance victories against the strongest opposition sealed the Jaguar marque's charismatic image. D-types have been acknowledged ever since as one of the greatest classic sports racing cars. While the Le Mans race attracts the greatest attention, the D-type was highly successful both as a works entry and in the hands of private owners in innumerable races throughout the world. In addition to its outstanding and long competition record and capabilities, the D-type can also Years produced  Number produced  SCM Price Guide  Price new  Tune-up  Distributor cap  Engine #  Club  Web site  1954-56 77 $900K-1.2M £3,663 including purchase tax, $10,256 USD $250 - $450 approx. $75 Chassis # .... Hard stamped into right front shock absorber mount Stamped in right side of block above oil filter housing Jaguar Clubs of N. America, 9685 McLeod Rd, RR.2, Chilliwack, BC, Canada V2P 6114 parkhill@uniserve.com Alternatives to consider  be used as a remarkably docile yet extremely exhilarating road car. This car must be considered to be the most original, most authentic, most unaltered D-type in the world, and hence perhaps the most desirable. It will be the pinnacle of any collection, no matter how exceptional the other cars around it may be. The car pictured was sold at Christie 's London auction on November 1, 1999 for $2,815,725. The D-type Jaguar was the spiritual, stylistic and structural ancestor of the E-type with its monocoque center section and engine nestled in a tubular frame 70  Aston Martin DB3S, Ferrari 375MM, Maserati 450S in front of this section. More important than that, is the enviable record of these cars at Le Mans and elsewhere. These wins against relentless competition resulted in the D Jaguars becoming one of the most formidable and successful factory-built sports racers in the history of motor sport. The selling price of over $2M surprised some of the punters and Christie's experts alike. It reflected what astute collectors in today's market seek in such cars: important competition victories, impeccable provenance, great originality and superb engineering. What is more remarkable is that this car's Le Mans victory was achieved by a private team rather than through a factory effort, albeit with quiet, sympathetic support from Jaguar The few sensible modifications added to the car for road use do not detract from its value in the least, and for some, may give it a further attraction as both a vintage racing car and eligible for international rallies such as the Colorado Grand and Mille Miglia revival. Not only that, even the most rabid exponents of red or silver sports cars would admit that the D was and is one of the very best looking sports racers ever to come thundering down the Mulsanne straight. When this car was last sold in 1970, it brought a then record-breaking £10,000 ($23,900 USD). In the intervening years, interest in historic race cars and sports racing cars and participation in historic racing events, has grown exponentially. Demand for "real" cars like this D-type far exceed the supply Did the new owner pay too much? The selling price with premium rose nearly $716K above the high estimate in the catalog, but that has to be balanced by the car's credentials and the good chance that it won't be on the market again for a very long time. For the successful bidder it was decision time and we think he made the right decision.—Dave Brownell (Photo and data courtesy of auction company.) • Sports Car Market 1955 Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar D-type Market Review Buyer's Guide


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The English Car Shopping Centre PhotosSELLCARSIMIN-Photowithclassiffedad,ony$40permonthlINCLUDESINTERNETPOSTINal Regular dasstfied only $15 per month. Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for pvt. party subscribers! ASTON MARTIN / LAGONDA 34 ASTON MARTIN, Mk II series short chassis, award winner at Pebble Beach, Meadowbrook, delivery available, $145,000 trades considered. Vintage Sarasota, 941-3556500. FL 53 AUSTIN-HEALEY, BN-1, Healey blue, blue leather, older restoration, very good driver, shipping available worldwide, $14,900. Steve's British Connection, 630-5539023. FAX 815-786-3372 IL 59 ASTON MARTIN, DB4, low mileage, running, driving car, original motor, no rust or wrecks ever, tired paint and interior, $35,000. 650-873-0113. CA 63 ASTON MARTIN, DB5 coupe, Frankfort Auto Show car, 1st production DB5 coupe built, serial #1301L, factory lhd, covered headlight, alloy-bodied version, nice straight car in primer, bumpers need replating, complete car w/original engine, runs but requires restoration first, $75,000. Mark Smith, 610-584-8800. FAX 610-584-8872 PA 65 ASTON MARTIN, drophead coupe, lhd, beautifully restored to concours condition 10 years ago, still stunning, factory hardtop, all books, tools, cover, stainless steel exhaust, mech excellent, burgundy exterior, tan interior, tan soft top, $165,500. 503-330-7770. OR 68 ASTON MARTIN, DBS Vantage, rhd, silver/red, Webasto roof, rebuilt motor, $19,900 trades considered. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL 77 ASTON MARTIN, V8 coupe, sunroof, blue with tan leather interior, automatic and air, very good mechanical condition, low miles, complete records, $25,000 obo. 904-633-8666. FL 97 VOLANTE, Chiltern Green/Parchment, auto, AMFM-6 CD, 9,000 miles, e-mail pics, flawless, bobld100050@aol.com. $94,500. 614-252-3442. OH Feb AUSTIN-HEALEY 54 100, ground up restoration to M specifications, cream with red leather, rebuilt engine, rebuilt 4-speed transmission with o/d, free-flow stainless exhaust, 72-spoke chrome wheels, excellent condition. $25,000 obo. 410442-2016. MD Feb 54 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 100-4, early BN1 in process of full ground-up professional restoration to factory specs, cream with black leather, $38,000. Lindley Motors, 610-3268484. FAX 610-326-3845 PA 55 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 100-4 BN2, ivory with black interior, restored, straight and correct, needs nothing except a new owner, $19,850. Steven Serio, 617-783-1800. MA 56 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 100-4, white ext, blue int, older restoration, showing summer usage only, excellent running and driving, $19,500. 508-221-1455, . MA 56 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 100M, red, black leather, professional nut & bolt restoration on rust and accident free car, chrome 72-spoke wire wheels, stainless exhaust system, tonneau cover, runs and looks beautiful, a gem, $42,000. 954-752-4112. FL 57 100-6, Ground-up restoration with photo documentation, Healey blue over cream, blue leather interior, stunning automobile. motoringinvestments.com $25,500. 619-238-1977. CA Jan 57 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 100-6, strong engine, drive-train, restoration close to complete, extra engines, transmissions, body panels, gauges, wire wheel sets, tons of miscellaneous parts, hurry, first come, $9,000. 309-692-8638. IL 59 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 100-6, red, 30,000 miles, good condition, overdrive, $129,000 may trade. 516-283-6047. NY 60 300 MK 1 BT-7, Stored 21 years, same owner since 1972, recent mechanical freshening, wire wheels, overdrive, weather equipment, 25 year old casual paint job, usual rust in passenger foot well. motoringinvestments.com $10,900. 619-238-1977. CA Jan 60 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 3000 Mk I BT-7, Colorado red, black trim & top, ww, o/d, adj steering, total nut and bolt January, 2000 restoration just completed, no expenses spared, ready to complete Concours, finest Healey restoration available, no disappointments, $32,500. Kurt Tanner Restorations, 909626-8092. CA 60 AUSTIN-HEALEY, Bug Eye Sprite, concours restoration, National First Prize winner, black with red interior. highly detailed, complete with top, curtains, tonneau, all trophies, the best, $14,950. Hyman Ltd, 314-524-6000. FAX 314-524-4034 MO 61 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 3000, triple carb, Healey blue, Heritage Certificate, good looking and running vehicle, wires, overdrive, Shipping available, $14,500. 770-345-5399. GA 62 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 3000 MK II tri-carb, a beautiful car, Florida green with white covers, factory hardtop and soft top, black interior, a must see Healey, $24,750. Hyman Ltd, 314-524-6000. FAX 314-524-0340 MO 63 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 3000 roadster, same Arizona owner for 24 years, needs cosmetic restoration, new engine fresh from machine shop, original and complete, $9,750. 520474-9862. AZ 65 MINI COOPERS, red, ground-up restoration in 1998, no rust, no body damage, spectacular car, a must see, $19,000 obo. Bill, 619-641-7600. CA Feb 66 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 3000 Mk I, blue/white 2-tone, new top, tires, wires, brakes, exh, paint, excellent original, 62K miles, $26,995. Northshore Sports Cars, 847-247-0447. FAX 847-247-0446 IL 67 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 3000 Mk III BJ8, overdrive, chrome wires, runs well and drives fine, light blue with black interior, must sell, $15,000 obo. Tom, 516-482-7559. MN 67 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 3000 Mk III, Phase 2,34,000 original miles, original paint, carpets, glass upholstery, top, gorgeous 1 owner car, drives like a new car, never restored, $32,000. 415-764-4824. CA BENTLEY 263 LITRE, Vanden Plas tourer, Speed Model, navy blue, chassis #DE1217, engine #1219, body #a691, original registration, SF 6035, a magnificent, no stories, totally restored, $195,000. Paul, 310-329-3891. CA 50 GRABER MK VI DHC, #B289HP, gm w/ cream hides, stunning estate classic w/rare Graber alloy coachwork, built for the Stand,only 60,000 orig miles,2 owner, fully equipt w/ 4-speed, AM-FM SW, ride control, Marchal lighting, never exposed to weather, Only 50 Graber dhc lcnownto exist, graceful Cont styling, perfect car, $79,950. 770-971-0404. GA 59 S2, Continental Park Ward dhc,(BC15LAR), silver blue/ blue, rects, rebuilt motor, $86,000 will trade up,. Vintage Sarasota, 941-355-9500. FL 60 S2 SALOON, (B109CT). RHD, champagne/beige hides, 63K miles, excellent condition throughout, pristine example, $25,000. Jeff, 360-678-9095. WA Feb 61 S2 LHD MULLINER, convertible, new paint, convertible top, leather and carpets, beautiful car with same owner for 23 years, $185,000. 310-820-4457. VA GINETTA GINETTA G4, Lotus twin cam, everything new, drive sump, carillos, all steel webers, pana sports, 160hp, BHP 1,008 lbs. 805-963-3114. CA Jan JAGUAR 49 XK 120, aluminum body roadster, low mileage, original car, all body panels are original, no rust or wrecks ever, never been apart or restored, complete, has side skirts, side curtains, $85,000. 916-444-9877. CA 50 XK 120, roadster, red w/black leather interior and black top, fender spat version w/disc wheels, matching numbers, California car from new, runs and drives very well, not concours, but not far off, $44,500 near off. 610-584-8800. FAX 610-584-8872 PA 51 XK 120, roadster, rhd, black, red leather, show quality chrome wires, rare 7.7" headlamps,original tool kit, $49,900. 319-447-1255. IA 52 XX 120, roadster, 4-speed, ivory, tan leather and top, side curtains, disc wheels, full fender skirts, high quality complete restoration by prominent restorer, must see, $57,500. 847-680-1961. IL 53 XK 120, drophead convertible, complete car, matching numbers, no soft top frame, needs restoration, $10,750. Gullwing Motor Cars Inc., 718-545-1308. NY 54 XIC 120SE DHC, first rate $90,000 restoration of original California car, purchased new by RKO Studios, red lacquer, Connolly biscuit, camel top, burl walnut dash, $49,500. Mike, 908-230-1801. NJ 55 XK 140 MC, roadster, red, tan leather and top, excellent condition, cosmetically restored, this is the one you have been waiting for, $55,000. 805-969-5421. CA 57 XK150 FHC, 49K miles, grey/blue leather, 4-speed overdrive, very nice high speed tour. $22,000. 804-9750542. VA Jan 58 XK 150, roadster, Olde English white w/red interior, Jag telescoping steering wheel, chrome wire wheels, o/d, excellent condition, mechanically perfect, $39,500.. FAX 201-498-0207 NJ 59 XI( 150S OTS, recently restored to original dove grey exterior with wine interior and top, true 3.4 Liter S (Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate) with overdrive, $47,500. 908230-1801. NJ 60 XK 150, drophead, white with blue leather and black top, new Daytona chrome wire wheels, new clutch and brake servo, nice older restoration, $45,000. Ridgewood Motor Classics, 201-444-4430. NJ 61 XK 150S, roadster project, restored body, 550 miles total on engine $20,500. 253-265-1775. WA 61 XICE, #875047, flat floor, external bonnet latch, 49,000 original miles, unrestored, red and black, excellent condition, $45,000 US $. 905-333-8147. CANADA ON 63 XICE, roadster, red, tan, canvas top, matching numbers, excellent, $32,995. Northshore Sportscars, 847-247-0447. FAX 847-247-0446 IL 63 E-TYPE, convertible roadster, red, black leather, restored in 1990, works fine, always has, ready to drive away, $29,995. 503-671-9229. OR Feb 66 E-TYPE, roadster, black on black, in process of full 99+ point restoration, starting with straight, rust-free CA car, all paper work and photo documentation available, stunning, $65,000. Lindley Motors, 610-326-8484. PA 67 XKE, convertible, very solid original car, not a puttied up question mark, drive it home, $28,000. 723-938-5326 days. NJ 68 SERIES 1-1/2 E-TYPE, roadster, it doesn't get any better than this, undergoing new restoration, same owner 23 years, rust-free Arizona car, covered headlights, triple SUs, original car, matching numbers, 38,000 original miles, signal red, biscuit interior, professionally prepared, original date plate, a steal, $449,900 obo. 520-474-9862. AZ 69 roadster, 4-speed, red/black leather, 66,000 mi on body, 2,000 mi on complete restoration including rebuilt Series I tri-carb motor, new wires and Pirellis, no rust, dents, accidents or leaks, $27,900. 231-882-0426. MI 71 XICE SERIES II, roadster, professionally restored, rebuilt, detailed, $40,000 invested, buy or trade for Porsche, Corvette, Viper, cash. Scott, 412-635-7797. PA LOTUS 62 SUPER 7 SERIES 2, chassis #SB1618, frame #B1408 (corresponds with Lotus records), 1967 Cortina 1600 GT engine (balanced), Elan close ratio box, twin Webers, 5 Minilites, Cibie headlights, turn signals, original factory top and side curtains, medium blue paint(fair condition), black seats, same owner last 12 years, runs great, $19,800 obo, may trade. 770457-7860 home. FAX 770-454-8108 GA 71


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64 ELAN, red, 5-speed, everything redone, the very best Elan, very fast, $18,000. 732-938-5326. NJ 65 SEVEN, freshly restored, race prepped motor, Quaife LS differential, close ratio trans, more than $40,000 spent, race or street, $29,000. Autocourse Inc., 949-500-1425. CA 69 ELAN +2, yellow with black int, chassis up amateur restoration, twin cam, $5,000 obo. Eric, Auto Europe, 248645-6300. MI 69 ELAN S2, twin cam, knock-off wheels, 33K original miles, restored California car, $15,995. Northshore Sportscars, 847-247-0447. FAX 847-247-0446 IL 70 EUROPA S-2, body-off restoration, very nice example, $10,000. Octagon Auto, 717-244-5279. PA 71 ELAN, roadster, semi-project, complete, solid, no damage, interior removed, needs some reassembly, yellow, $9,500 shipping available. 770-345-5399. GA 72 ELAN, roadster, completely restored, yellow and white w/black interior, big valve Sprint, $19,000. Rocky Santiago, 405-843-6117. OK 74 EUROPA JPS, big valve, less than 2,000 worldwide, white with tan Connolly leather, red Wilton, Konis, adj susp, 150+ hp, 5-speed, tuned, headers, gold trim, low miles, lots of extras, over $20,000 invested, $10,000 best offer over. 256-845-2402. AL M.G. 38 MG TA, Tickford drophead coupe, dark grey with green interior, 200 miles on authentic, detailed, frame-up restoration, awards include AACA First Junior, excellent running, driving car, $65,000. 602-840-6243. AZ 39 MG TB, rare, needs some work, call for details, $38,000. 305-662-6973. FL 47 MG TC, concours restoration, British racing green, tan leather interior, $29,000. 949-650-4718. CA 48 TC, Many accessories, numerous awards, appeared on History Channel's "Dream Machines", professional appraisal, see http://www.tib.comi —bharkins/home page.htm $27,500 obo. 760-728-4850. CA Jan 49 MG TC, excellent throughout, red with black interior and tan top, dual rear wheels and luggage rack, Judson supercharged, just gone over from top to bottom, drive it anywhere, $22,000 obo. Martin, 707-259-1336. CA 51 MG TD, black w/biscuit top and interior, frame-off restoration, all papers, showroom condition, wins trophy at every show, one of a kind, $23,500 obo. 203-266-5069. CT 52 MG TD, a lovely restoration was performed on this TD, Olde English white with red interior, full top and side curtains, a great car, $15,950. Hyman Ltd, 314-524-6000. MO 53 MG TD, red with black interior, very good condition, this is a runner, less than 1,000 miles on complete engine American Cars continued from page 67 41 63-SERIES, C.C.C.A. Classic, 58,000 actual miles, rebuilt engine, new clutch, brakes and hubcaps. Excellent classic for...$14,850. '47 Cadillac Fastback Coupe: Auto, show quality paint & chrome. Runs and drives like new, only $18,500. Trades, Transportation arranged. Tom Crook, 253-941-3454. Feb 41 SERIES 62, convertible, Managua beige with red leather, standard transmission, complete mechanical and cosmetic restoration in 1990, drives beautifully, will consider trade up or down on quality 30s classic or $46,000. 978-464-7780. MA CORD 37 CORD S.C. 812 CONV, Cabriolet (Sportsman), From 20 yrs. in storage on blocks, recent engine, brakes, new radiator, top, carpets and upholstery. A timeless design to show and drive, asking $98,500. Trades, Transportation arranged, Tom Crook, 253-941-3454. Feb LINCOLN 40 CONT.CONV., V-12 original, two speed, new Stayfast top, C.C.C.A. classic, must see! For $38,500. Also '47 Lincoln Cont. Conv.,low mileage, restored, C.C.C.A. 1st Place National Winner, top quality, V-12, overdrive, etc, OFFERS, Trades, Transportation arranged, Tom Crook, 253-941-3454. Feb 47 CONTINENTAL, Cabriolet, no rust ever, original V12 72  runs well, nice chrome and body, original interior and top, 28,000 miles, $26,000. 810-773-4936. MI OLDS 48 98 CONVERTIBLE, 38,000 actual miles, prize winner, exterior red/beige, beige whipcord interior, beige top, everything works, correct in everyway, $36,500. Vandervort, 304-292-8488 8-3. 304-598-0993 eves EST. WV 49 FUTURAMIC 98, convertible, extremely rare, frameoff, wonderful red, Rocket V8, 303, 135 hp, rare batwing air cleaner, Hydromatic, full service, white interior, radio, power windows, Remmington G78 www, skirts, $32,500. Fraser Dante, 770-641-8254. GA PACKARD 35 V-12 LEBARON, Open Front Towncar, New leather padded top, 6 chrome wire wheels, Hill & Vaghn restored, Hi-speed gears, Drive or Show. Asking $135,000. '39 Ronson V-12 Town Car: New Restored, C.C.CA. National First & Pebble Beach Winner. Rare and Exceptional, Must see & drive to appreciate, OFFERS, Trades, Transportation arranged, Tom Crook, 253-941-3454. Feb 36 8 CLUB SEDAN CCCA, Classic, 29,000 miles total from new,"Only a car with this low mileage drives like this!" Asking $34,500 For a quick sale, Trades, Transportation arranged, Tom Crook, 253-941-3454. Feb PIERCE 33 PIERCE ARROW CLUB, SEDAN, 6 wire wheels, metal side-mount covers, trunkrack and archer, show quality paint, runs excellent, from California estate....$38,500. '31 Pierce Dual-Cowl Sport Phaeton, 56,000 miles, bought by Dick Gold in 1948 and drove it coast to coast in 1995C.C.C.A. caravan. A very exceptional Pierce Arrow, OFFERS, Trades, Transportation arranged, Tom Crook, 253-941-3454. Feb PONTIAC 41 6-cyl, drk blue, complete body-off restoration, frame, engine, brakes, chrome, tires, 100% new, white ash wood, mahogany panels, new interior, seats, carpet, dash, all extras, radio, clock, deluxe wheel, $67,500. 775-882-9549. NV 55 STARCHIEF, convertible, cream & black two tone in & out, power steering, brakes & top, radio & heater, the chrome, paint, top, interior, & tires were all redone, drives great, $19,750. 864-879-3830. SC XX - LITERATURE MANUALS & BOOKS, 1913-1991, service manuals, parts manuals, owners manuals, history books, all makes, see www.books4cars.com 248-357-4750. 888-3809277.M1 Jan• Sports Car Market rebuild by Rick Smith, $14,500. 978-774-8998. MA 53 TD, Red, Judson supercharger, alloy fin drums and wire wheels, numerous First place and Best of Show awards including First place GOF Nationals, would cost in excess of $70,000 to reproduce, fmestfinest example in the world! $35,000. 619-223-7766. CA Jan 56 MGA, roadster, dove grey/red wires, complete restoration, beautiful, $17,995. Northshore Sports Cars, 847-2470447. FAX 847-247-0446 IL 58 MGA ROADSTER, body-off restoration started, chassis & driveline redone, body now back on and car is running, body panels replaced but need finishing and paint, many new parts included, $6,000. Octagon Auto, 717-244-0669. PA MORGAN 61 PLUS 4,2 SEAT, Yellow black wings, interior, wonderful morgan. $18,900. 804-975-0542. VA Jan ROLLS-ROYCE 51 SILVER WRAITH, drophead coupe, the only Mulliner convertible built on Silver Wraith chassis, one of two 2passenger convertibles, $195,000 trades considered. Vintage Sarasota, 941-355-6500. FL 61 SILVER CLOUD H, convertible, by Mulliner, left drive, factory air, 83,739 miles, excellent condition, $159,900. Motorcar Gallery, 954-522-9900. FL 64 HJ MULL1NER, Parlcward dhc, US version, s/n LSFU83, in olive green with tan leather interior and matching convertible top, and boot, upgraded air conditioning and superb paint work, 78,000 miles, always the best of care, $115,000 trades considered. 508-771-0662 anytime. MA 69 convertible, navy, cream interior, cream top, 72K miles, drives great, $44,900. Vintage Motors, 941-355-6500. FL 71 CORNICHE, convertible, white/beige interior, blue canvas top, $38,500. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL 75 COFtNICHE, convertible, white, low Beverly Hills miles, must sell, $39,500. 310-793-8989. CA 82 CORNICHE, CCX05115 drophead Mulliner Park Ward, Everflex top, magnolia with light tan leather, second owner, all service records since new, $49,500. JE Collins, 410-289-7830. MD 87 CORNICHE, convertible, black, black top, black leather, 42,118 actual miles, 12-disc CD, phone, pristine condition, sold new from Beverly Hills Rolls-Royce, fully serviced & has original warranty book, best color combination, $75,000. Jack, 310-839-9417. CA SINGER 33 LE MANS, rdster; Chassis #1335, Older restoration, superb runner, nice patina, $18,995. 1933 Singer "9" Tourer; Chassis #48037, re-built engine, had been stored many years, nice, cute and unusual, $14,995, 1949 MG- TC Rdster, Tatan red, older restoration, good driver, chassis XPAG8418, (CA car) all weather equipped, $17,500. (www.Hemmings Showroom.com AUTOSTORE) 805966-3272 days. CA Feb TRIUMPH 54 TR2, rhd, long door, red/black leather, $11,500. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL 60 TR3, black ext, black leather interior, chrome wires, full frame-off restoration, no expense spared, $27,000. 508-2211455. MA 61 TFt3A, black, red interior, everything new, ww tires, disc wheels, white top, excellent drive, documented, pictures, all receipts, $108,000 obo. 401-253-2626. RI 62 TR3B, 48K original miles, second owner, full documentation from new, $15,000. Daniel, 318-396-0395. LA 67 TR4A IRS, decent car in need of some attention, $2,400. Fred Petroske, 315-649-2861. FAX 315-649-4100 NY 68 TR250, fresh fully restored drivetrain, older cosmetics but a great looking driver, $6,950. Hyman Ltd., 314-5246000. FAX 314-524-0340 MO 71 STAG, red with original tan interior, 4-speed, chrome wire wheels, 41K miles, super nice, $11,995. 636-2396781. 314-239-6781.M0 71 TR-6, White, black interior, new dash top, wood and convertible top, just had an $800 mechanical service, looks and drives wonderful. motoringinvestments.com $7,950. 619-238-1977. CA Jan 71 TR6, white/black, orig window sticker, Michelin red stripes, new top, walnut dash, carpets, just serviced w/new motor mounts, tune-up, tie rods, etc, looks & drives great, $7,950. 619-466-4283. 619-238-1977.CA 72 GT6, convertible, black with red, Spitfire body on GT6 chassis, super neat, don't miss, $10,000. 636-239-6781. 314-239-6781.M0 73 TR6, recent professional restoration, ready to show or go, green, black interior, 63K miles, hardtop, spare parts, will trailer to you for, $12,000. Ric, 888-735-0784. ME XX - LITERATURE Triumph literature wanted: TSOA newsletters, Club news letters, old "British Car" magazines, Also 'VTR newsletters and TRA newsletters (back issues and out of print) for sale. TRSRUS3B@AOL.COM Mark Lennox, 419841-7076. Feb XX - WANTED WANTED:, Triumph TR3. Desire nice car, no projects or stories please. Prefer wire wheels & overdrive, but will consider all from "Nice Driver" to "Pristine Showcar". Ron Bennett, 562-431-6584. CA Feb•


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PORSCHE * MERCEDES-BENZ BMW UND ANDERE GERMAN CAR 1981 BMW M1 g kait,e tad R 2`. Chassis number: WBS 599 1000 4301441 Engine: straight six-cylinder, 3.5-liters I n the mid-1970s, a production-based formula (which would result in the dominant Porsche 935) was instituted by the FIA in Europe for Group 5 (Grand Touring) racing. BMW proposed to build a flagship car which would compete in this series and join the ranks of the World's "supercars." The M1 was the result. Contracted out to Lamborghini first, and then Giorgetto Giugiaro's Ital Design, the M1 featured a multi-tubular space-frame into which was inserted BMW's magnificent four-valve per cylinder, 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine producing some 285 bhp. Four hundred cars needed to be produced to qualify the M1 for the Group 5 series and 456 were actually built, the majority in Germany. In Group 5 they played second fiddle to the Porsches but achieved a marketing triumph with the Procar series run in support of Grand Prix's, with the Fl drivers racing against each other in 480 horsepower-plus winged versions of the Ml. When it emerged as a road car, the M1 was applauded by journalists in every country for its performance, handling and build quality. The car pictured here is the very last BMW M1 ever built and the only M1 with the attractive custom "M-Technic" colored seat fabric inserts. With a mere 5,750 miles from new, it is one of the few opportunities left to enjoy BMW's legendary build quality with performance which, even today, puts this German supercar into a class of its own. I often wonder why so few enthusiasts find these exotics interesting, beautiful and for a BMW rather compelling. Remember, BMW was specializing in building slab-sided, four-wheeled boxes at the same time that they produced the Ml. Offered by RA/4 crossing the podium and selling for $69,300 (including commission), this M1 represented a fair value. Even though it had covered just 5,750 miles, its luster was gone, and it had certainly not been a garage queen. It seemed more like a Southern California sun worshiper that forgot its SPF 30 sunscreen (or car cover). Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Chassis #  Engine #  Tune-up  With faded black trim, poor engine detailing and a just overall tired feeling, it looked like a well-used European car that had covered 25K to 50K miles. Perfect, fresh out of the box M1 s might get close to the $100K mark, its market value, were far from that. Distributor cap  Club address  Market Review Buyer's Guide 450 (including 56 race cars) $60K $60K-75K Under engine bonnet (Factory); door jamb and bottom of windshield (US import) On block, starts with 88 prefix $1.8K-2K $550-600 Alternatives to consider  but this car and These cars have languished on the car market for ten solid years. And when the name "M 1 " is mentioned in classic and exotic car circles the common response is often a big yawn. Why? Part of the answer may be that BMW never imported this lowvolume exotic Gust 394 street versions) into the US. Unfortu- January, 2000  BMWCCA, 345 Harvard St., Cambridge, MA 02138 Ferrari Boxer, Lamborghini Countach, Maserati Bora  nately, many of the speculator-driven federalizations done to get these cars to meet DOT/EPA standards were quick and dirty—it's commonly accepted that you can either have a "clean" M1 that will pass emissions, or a "dirty" M1 that will run like a cheetah ahead of a brush fire—but you can't have both. The lack of a strong racing history (look under expensive failure in the BMW annals), a rather drab "2002-like" interior and no outsized flares or spoilers may also contribute to the yawn-effect. The already slim market for M1 s has been flooded in the past few years as well; there's certainly been no shortage to pick from. The current market sees asking prices up to $95K; $55K-75K seems where they are actually changing hands, here and abroad. Parts, while not common, are not impossible to find either It's somewhat of a shame that this car, the grandfather of all things "M" in the BMW world, has quietly become the unwanted red-headed stepchild of its generation. Gordon Medenica, owner and Roundel (BMWCCA Magazine) contributor, may have hit it perfectly when he referred to the M1 as "the NSX of its day." Like the NSX, M1 s are fast, reasonably reliable, and not devoid of visual appeal. But, for someone who is looking to plunk down $60K-100K to make a statement to their friends, a Porsche twin-turbo or Ferrari 348 Spyder will get more looks and respect than either an M1 or an NSX 1979-1981 However its a truism that "price solves all problems." Sixty thousand dollars may be the natural price level for an M1 in average condition, and at that level represents exclusivity and even some good taste on the part of the owner But an M1 will always be a car that fills out a collection rather than a single-car statement like a Daytona or a Miura. If you don't mind having a second-tier collectible in your garage, at a reasonable price, the M1 is worthy of consideration.—Steve Serio (Photo and data courtesy of the auction company and John Starkey.) • 73


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Movers and Losers in '99 At the start of a new year, let's take a quick look back at the trends in the Porsche market for 1999. Starting to Move 1970-1976 914-4 Surprisingly, these cars have staged a modest rebound in 1999. Even though over 100,000 914-4s were made, nice ones are becoming increasingly difficult to find. If you're in the market, first, look only at proper examples, with good paint, a sound interior, and no rust. Fully sorted mechanicals are a requirement and originality is prized, including paint of the original color. Finally, look for well-optioned cars including a sharp set of original alloys and if possible, the larger 2.0 motor. Don't expect a car in this price category to double or triple in value in the next few months (or years). But given the constantly diminishing number of nice 914s, it would be very surprising if prices don't keep climbing. Plan on spending $5K, or perhaps a bit more, for a handsome car with no shortcomings. Continuing to Rise 1967-1973 911S Coupes and Targas The early S cars have continued to show strength. Buyers are serious, and spending serious money. Early S cars now can hit $30K, up 50% from three years ago. An early S does not have to be loaded with options to bring big money, as some prefer the non-sunroof Coupe for its light weight. Sunroofs and Targas are sought after as sunny-day drivers. If you find one, be sure it has its original drivetrain (swaps for later, larger engines are all-too-common) and painted in an attractive color, such as silver, red, black, or white. The oranges are great period colors, but stay away from metallic gold or brown as they are prone to fade and hard to match properly if body repairs are required. Starting to Move 1975-1977 930 Turbo Carreras The earliest 911 Turbos, 3.0 liters, from 1975-1977, have hit rock bottom and started back up—but only box-stock US cars in immaculate physical and mechanical condition. Gray-market and "boy-racer" modified cars are still hopeless when it comes to resale. The 3.3-liter 911 Turbos of 1986-1989 are still depreciating, but not as quickly as before. In between, the prices of 3.3liter 1978-1985 Turbos have been going both ways, depending on condition. Plan on spending $25K for a superb, stock early Turbo and up to $35K for the later cars. 74  Mechanics Alert 1978-1983 91ISC In 1999 there has been a significant rise in the number of broken Dilavar head studs on aging 911SC motors. Given enough years in service, it is now clear that broken head studs can and do occur in the robust 3.0-liter boxer six. This serious problem can be asymptomatic for many miles, but eventually you will have a big repair bill on your hands. The cases need to be split to do this job right and even then, the replacement studs and case-saver inserts should be installed by a Porsche-fluent machine shop. Plan on a $3K-4K repair. Pay a premium for an SC if the studs have been replaced and the seller can prove it. Fallen Off a Cliff 1997-1999 Boxster The party's over for the original 2.5-liter Boxster. The new Boxster S has taken its place, with a torque-enhanced 3.2-liter engine adding to the pleasures of the original car. Few vehicles present such a seamless interface between the driver and the road as the Boxster S. However, the superb qualities of the "S" have caused the days of selling a slightly used 2.5-liter Boxster for list or above to be gone forever. If you still like the original car, there are a flock of them for sale. Plan on spending in the mid-$30s for a low-mileage example. Time is on your side if you're not in a hurry, as prices for 2.5-liter cars will only soften in the months ahead. Descending to Earth 1995-1997 993 Carrera 2 Rarely has a production Porsche held its value as well as the 993 has for the past four years. Due to their being the last aircooled 911, the resale value of these cars has been nothing short of fantastic. Too new to appreciate, their values have to decrease; however, the downward slope has been gentle. Prices fell to the low $50K-range for year-old 993s, then seemed to stay right there for the next few years. In 1999, prices of very clean 1995 993 Coupes with 20K-30K miles finally have started showing some further depreciation, with cars selling in the $45Krange. However, the decline in value for 993s will continue to be unusually gradual for the next few years. At $45K, the 993 is a supremely satisfying everyday road car, and you're saving 40% from the price of a new 996.• Sports Car Market


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Sportwagen zu Verkaufen Photos SELL CARSI Mini-F'hoto with classified ad, only$40permonthl INCLUDES INTERNET POSTING! Regular classffied only $15 per month. Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for pvt. party subscribers! BMW 57 S1 507, white, red, hardtop and soft top, original interior, solid, straight, unrestored, original, with excellent panel fit, European tax free, $195,000. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL 60 ISETTA 600, sunroof, bright aquamarine, grey interior, ground-up restoration, rebuilt engine, transmission, new brake system, all chrome redone, extra parts, showroom quality, 1st Place trophy winner, $15,500. Mitch, 303-699-1551. CO 68 2000C, rare, only 2,837 made, needs restoration, 2 complete drivetrains, lots of parts, new carpet, $2,000. Keith, 405-949-9855. OK 72 2002T11, green with saddle interior, no rust, never driven in winter, runs great, many goodies & extras, $5,950 obo. 802-228-2311 work. 802-228-2424 home. VT 72 3.0 CS, recently restored, daily driver, silver, burgundy leather, 4-speed, bare metal repaint, no rust, cold a/c, new wood, pw, sunroof, tinted windows, strong runner, drive anywhere, beautiful car, $105,000 obo. 850-492-1412 nw. FL 74 2002 TI! COUPE, California car from new, beauty, enthusiast owned and cared for, service records, factory sunroof, 4-spd, superb example, must sell, $10,500. 610584-8800. FAX 610-584-8872 PA 762002, white/blue, sunroof, professionally restored, over $30,000 invested, National Concours 1st Place winner, $12,000. 313-248-8358 days. MI 81 Ml, late production, red/black, low miles, factory a/c, 2 owner, correct example, $79,500 trades considered. Sean McMillan, 864-322-5881. SC 85 635CS, dk-grey, 5-speed, 202K miles, power options, runs well, very light rust, good car, excellent driver or good project car, must sell, $4,500. Rex. FAX 906-2267222 MI Feb MERCEDES-BENZ 52 300, 4-door convertible, black, tan top, red leather, Becker Nurburg, beautiful classic, only 708 built from 51 to 62, must sacrifice, my loss, your gain, $45,000 firm. 410-5713698 days. MD 54 300SL, gullwing, red/grey, 62,000 original miles, documented history, matching numbers, original paint and leather, can be driven regularly or shown, $195,000. Motor Classic, 914-997-9133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY 55 190SL, convertible, off-white with red leather, nice paint, new leather, new chrome, runs and drives excellent, $19,500. Gullwing Motor cars Inc., 718-545-0500. FAX 718-545-1308 NY 55 300C, cabriolet, white/new red leather, $92,000. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL 55 300SL GULLWING, red, black leather, frame-off restoration, California car, never rust or damage, 68,000 documented miles, all numbers correct, chassis #550650, $170,000. Lee N. Wolff, 440-786-7900. FAX 440-786-8610 OH 55 GULLWING, silver/blue, very original coupe, driven regularly, runs great, $175,000 obo. Russ, 303-526-7200 days,eves. FAX 303-526-1637 CO 56 300SL GULLWING, red, Rudge, belly pans, restored, $199,000. Showroom, 408-279-0944. CA 57 1905L, 1998 National Best of Show winner, dark blue/ tan, absolutely correct to 190SL group standards, below cost at this price, $85,000. Alex Dearborn, 978-887-6644. FAX 987-887-3889 MA 57 1905L, ivory/black, restored for MBCA shows, rebuilt & detailed everything. www.sportsleicht.com $36,000. Alex Dearborn, 978-887-6644. MA Feb 57 300SL ROADSTER, absolutely original car, sitting in storage for last 15 years, complete car, matching numbers, runs & drives great, could use restoration, $107,500. Gullwing Motor Cars Inc., 718-545-0500. FAX 718-545-1308 NY January, 2000 58 30051,, complete body and rolling chassis, use for racing body, other parts available: engine, transmission, soft top frame, etc. $45,000. 405-789-9499. FAX 405-789-78880K 60 2205E, convertible, 4-speed, blue/red leather, tan top, fully restored, show detailed engine, suspension, drives like new, excellent condition, $42,000. 856-829-2974. NJ 60 SE CABRIOLET, excellent mechanical condition, black exterior, needs top & interior work, interesting history, $16,000 firm. P. Bemholz, 212-753-6240 eves EST. FAX 212-755-3987 NY 61 190SL ROADSTER, just in. needs redo, excellent body, missing grille and bumpers, factory hardtop, $6,000. 636239-6781. 314-239-6781.M0 62 300SE, convertible, European model, automatic, originally a diplomatic car with flags, apart, needs total restoration, $14,000. 775-629-6917. NV 66 230SL, convertible, 2 tops, new soft, ivory/palomino, automatic, beautiful classic, $14,500. 201-567-7224. NJ 68 250SL, both tops, auto trans, recent paint job, runs & looks great, $12,000. 914-693-3916. NY 68 280SL, #9 model car, light blue, black hardtop, dark blue soft top, auto, good condition, $27,000. James Freund, 715-386-9336 home. 651-733-1259 office. MI"! 69 280SL ROADSTER, red with black interior, excellent condition, both tops , garaged, California car, $16,000. 816380-4218. MO 69 300SL ROADSTER, very solid California car, has been in storage, not running, never been restored, top assembly missing, $105,000 firm. 714-842-1208. CA 71 280SL, dk.green/tan, auto, excellent records, www.sportsleicht.com, $26,500. Alex Dearborn, 978-8876644. MA Feb 71 280SL, blue/blue, 4-speed stick, updated AC, California car with excellent records, $29,500. Alex Dearborn, 978-887-6644. MA Feb 71 280SL 3.5 COUPE, dLbeige/chocolate leather, burled trim, sunroof, floor shift auto, only 26,000 miles, Documented CA car, $38,000. Alex Dearborn, 978-887-6644. MA Feb 83 380SL, navy/saddle leather. 55K pampered miles. Garage kept. No winters, original paint, both tops, pristine condition. Asking $18,500. Auto Gallery. 815-6753222. IL Feb. PORSCHE 51 CABRIOLET, #10105, engine #30023, complete, needs restoration, $29,500. ALAN, 860-496-7633. CT 54 PRE-A 356, speedster, first year, 53rd built, fresh groundup restoration, fresh correct split case 1500 engine, red/black, super slick, looks new, $49,900. 770-539-9111. GA 56356 CARRERA, speedster, black with red interior, Rudge knock-off wheels, solid floor panels, no rust, older restoration, recent engine rebuild (550 Spyder cams), $145,000. Motor Classic, 914-997-9133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY 57 SPEEDSTER, white/red interior, matching numbers, S motor, show condition, detailed suspension, full tonneau cover, tan top, fully detailed motor, all correct runs great, $55,000. 702-897-7728. NV 58 356 SPEEDSTER, T-2 body with overrider bumpers, exceptional driver, detailed undercarriage, red/black, $44,500. 949-650-4718. CA 59 356A CABRIOLET, silver, blue, blue top, #44938, TMU, a mint, straight, clean older restoration which is a perfect daily driver, $39,900. PAR, 914-637-8800. NY 60 356 CABRIOLET, signal red, tan leather, tan German top, fully restored, drives like new, $32,500 obo. 941921-2624. FL 61 356B, sunroof Super coupe, black, black interior, all #s 75 match, all original, excellent cond, no rust, no accidents, no racing, no abuse, black plate true California car with history back to 63, $18,500. 818-767-5757. CA 62 356 TWIN GRILLE, roadster, excellent daily driver, ready to enjoy or great starting point for full restoration, very strong overall appearance and great gaps, $36,500. 941-921-2624. FL 62 TWIN GRILLE S-90, roadster, ruby red, black top & interior, complete restoration in 91', scored 292.6 points out of 300 at Montreal Porsche Parade, $64,900 obo. Jay Rosenfield, 914-273-8859. NJ 64 265C, cabriolet, silver w/black, new interior, carpets, black cloth top, fresh paint, $27,500. Rocky Santiago, 405843-6117. OK 64 356C, sunroof coupe, ivory, black, black top, #449335, TMU, an excellent original CA car, good daily driver, $29,900. PAR, 914-637-8800. NY 69 911T COUPE, perfect original floors, no damage, orig motor, drk green/fawn, $7,950. 949-650-4718. CA 73 911 SPEEDSTER, pearl white, black, blacktop, #14249, a custom built 1 owner 911, many upgrades, has been featured in Porsche magazine many times over the last 20 years, $39,900. PAR, 914-637-8800. NY 76 911S Targa 2.7 6-cyl. Sport-o-matic transmission. 40K cert. mi. No rust or accidents. Winter stored. White/ tan leather, many upgrades, immaculate. $17,500. Auto Gallery. 815-675-3222. IL Feb 77 CARREFtA, 3.0, 1 registered owner since new, service booklet stamped to date, EPA & DOT releases, red w/black interior, 76,000 miles, sunroof, known history, never damaged, $17,900. 802-660-1900. VT 79 930 TURBO, metallic black exterior with black sport seats inside, 31,000 orig miles, $29,900 may trade. 516269-4709. NY Rare Porsche cars. www.elevenparts.com . 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Resource DIRECTORY ■114.  AUCTION COMPANIES Blackhawk Collection / "The Auction." 925/ 736-3444, fax 925/736-4375. 3600 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA 94506-3600. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 602/273-0791, fax 602/244-1538, 5530 E. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85034. email: info@barrett-jackson.com. Brooks USA. 415/391-4000, fax 415/391-4040. 500 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94102. England: 44-171-228-8000, fax 44-171-585-0830. Christie's. 310/385-2699 fax 310/385-0246 360 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. www.christies.com . Coys of Kensington. 44-171-584-7444, fax 44-171-584-2733. 2-4 Queen's Gate Mews, London, England SW7 5QJ. Dana Mecum Auction Company. 815/5688888, fax 815/568-6615. P.O. Box 422, Marengo, IL 60152. Dan Kruse Classic Car Productions. 210/ 495-4777. 11202 Disco Dr., San Antonio, TX 78216. Kruse International. 800/968-4444, fax 219/ 925-5467. P.O. Box 190, Auburn, IN 46706. Kensington Motor Group Inc. 516/537-1868 fax 516/537-2641. - PO Box 2277, Sag Harbor, NY 11963 KenMotor@aol.com Monterey Classic Car Auction. 800/2114371. P.O. Box 1889, 601 Capitol Ave., Vallejo, CA 94590. Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions. 760/3203290, fax 760/323-7031. 602 East Sunny Dunes Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92264. www.classiccarauction.com Poulain Le Fur, 33/1 42 46 81 81, fax 33/1 4246 00 09. 20, Rue de Provence, 75009 Paris, France. www.poulainlefur.com RM Classic Car Auctions. 519/352-4575, fax 519/351-1337. 825 Park Ave. West, Chatham, Ontario, Canada N7M 5J6. Silver Auctions. 800/255-4485. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@spokane.net , www.silverauctions.com Spectrum Auction Company. 818/ 2258828. 760/323-1057, 805/ 966-6940, fax 818/ 225-8848. 23291 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, CA 91364. www.spectrumauctions.com APPRAISALS Steve Cram's Automobile Appraisal Service. 415/567-1087, fax 415/567-1245. In business for 29 years, licensed, totally independent one-man operation. Work accepted by Lloyds of London, Midlands and all U.S. banks and insurance carriers. No charge for phone consultations. (CA) Dave Brownell's Vintage Auto Appraisals. Phone/fax 802/632-4719. 25-plus years experience nationwide and internationally. Single cars or entire collectors. Brass cars to contemporary supercars. Complete services from pre-purchase to insurance, donation, estate, expert witness. email: savage1951@aol.com West Coast Auto Appraisals. 310/827-8400, 78  310/753-2166. Southern California based auto appraiser. Licensed member of IAAA, expert witness, experienced with IRS, tax evaluations, dissolutions of estates and marriages, accepted by banks, and insurance companies Nationwide. Free phone advice. Charles W. Clarke. Phone/fax: 860/658-2714. Automotive consultant/appraiser. Hartford, Connecticut area base. State of Connecticut licensed. 40 plus years automotive experience, appraisals and wherewithal to address most any situation. We can travel. (CT) Cosmopolitan Motors. 206/467-6531, fax 206/ 267-6532. Full auto appraisal service. 2030 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121. USAppraisal. 703/759-9100. 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. Call or visit our website. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). email: dhkinney@ usappraisal.com , web: www.usappraisal. corn (VA) Joseph L. Troise Appraisals. 415/332-8183. Serving SF Bay Area and northern California. Prompt, personal, professional and affordable service for insurance, legal, IRS and pre-purchase inspection. Free phone consultations. baba@ sfgate.com , www.bestyellow.com/classic/ index.htm European Appraisal Service. ++4113721785. fax ++4113715368. 20 years experience in sport cars appraisals. Specialized in Porsche and other after war cars. Restoration inspections and professional condition reports. Support in shipping, custom, banking. Speaking 4 languages. Elevenparts AG, Box 107, 8046 Zurich, Switzerland. Marinello@elevenparts.com CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT Cosdel International. 415/777-2000 fax 415/ 543-5112. Now in its 33rd year of international transport. Complete service, including import/ export, customs clearances, DOT & EPA, air/ ocean, loading & unloading of containers. Contact Martin Button, (CA) E-mail:www.info@ cosdel.com, web site http://www.cosdel.com . Passport Transport. 800/325-4267, fax 314/ 878-7295 Classic and specialty cars delivered anywhere in the USA. Special event services, including Pebble Beach, Monterey Historics, Barrett-Jackson, Chicago Historics, etc. 26 years of experience, insured, dependable. (MO). Intercity Lines, Inc. 800/221-3936, fax 413/ 436-9422 Rapid, hassle-free, coast to coast service. Insured, enclosed transport for your valuable car at affordable prices. State-of-theart satellite transport tracking. Complete service for vintage races, auctions, relocation moves. www.intercitylines.com (MA) TNT. INC. 518/236-4166 fax 518/236-4549. Personalized auto transport service—door to door, coast to coast, open carrier or enclosed carrier. Winching and 24 hour security. First class equipment. Dependable and insured. (NY) AUTOMOBILIA Automobilia - 800/944-2911, fax 415/2922790. 1701 Van Ness, San Francisco, CA 94109. The enthusiast's choice for current and hard to find books, magazines, models and more. Huge selection, knowledgable staff. Proud sponsor of the California Mille. Spyder Enterprises: 516/367-1616 fax 516/ 367-3260. Authentic vintage posters and memorabilia (1950-60s). Saftey accessories: Halon fire extinguishers; patented lead-allooy knock-off hammers; Ferarri tool kits. Free 30 page list (SASE + $1 postage) RFD 1682, Syosset NY 11791. BUY/SELL/GENERAL Cosmopolitan Motors. 206/467-6531, fax 206/267-6532. 2030 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121. European and American exotic cars. We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian. Fantasy Junction. 510/653-7555, fax 510/ 653-9754 Large selection of exotic street & race cars. 1145 Park Ave., Emeryville, CA. 94608. Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars. Mark Hyman, 314/524-6000 fax 314/524-0340. Specializing in buying and selling European sports cars. Over 80 in stock. We buy single cars or complete collections, any condition, any location. Quick action. Call today for the straight scoop on the market. (MO) Grand Prix Classics. 619/459-3500, fax 619/459-3512 Specialize in the buying and selling of historic sports cars and racing cars. Automotive books, videos, art library. 7456 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037 Oldtimer Garage. 41-31-819 00 00, fax 4131-819 51 91. Gurbestrasse 3, CH-3125, Toffen, Bern, Switzerland. www.oldtimergarage.com COLLECTOR CAR INSURANCE Hagerty Classic Auto Insurance. 800/ 922-4050. No hassle coverage for your collector car. Plans tailored for your needs. Extremely cost effective. Chase & Heckman, INC. 215/ 248-4445 or 215/836-1274 Special insurance for special cars. No restrictions - subject to your annual mileage. COLLECTOR CAR FINANCING J.J. Best & Company. 1-800-USA-1965, fax 508/945-6006. The largest national leader on Antique, Classic, Exotic, Rod and Sports Cars with rates starting at 8.49% and long terms from 5 to 12 years. Call, fax or email your application today for quick 10 minute approval. Efficient and professional service is what you deserve so don't hesitate, call us today to be in the drivers seat of your dream car tomorrow. jjbest@capecod.net RESOURCE DIRECTORY Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. List your business, product or service here. Five lines, only $240 per year. Call 503/261-0555 for information. RESTORATION/GENERAL Guy's Interior Restorations. 503/224-8657, fax 503/223-6953. Award-winning interior restoration. Leather dyeing and color matching. 431 NW 9th, Portland, OR 97209. Sports Car Market


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Creative Workshop. 954/920-3303. 118 NW Hill St., Dania, FL 33004. 1st Place Results. Antique, exotic and vintage race car restorations our specialty! Quality at realistic rates. Over 25 years experience. No job too small. Brochure available. VINTAGE EVENTS Cannonball Classic. Contact East: Brock Yates (716) 495-6200, fax (716) 495-6286 West: Martin Swig (415) 292-2701, fax (415) 2922790. New York City to Redondo Beach, California. September 15 to September 22, 2000. Cannonball Classic Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, 500 miles per day on "Blue" highways. Untimed. Hosted overnight stops. Alfa Ricambi. 818/956-7933, fax 8 18/9565160. Comprehensive supply of parts that puts authorized dealers to shame! To maintain and restore your Alfa, vintage or current. 6644 San Fernando Rd., Glendale, CA 91201. ALFA ROMEO Parts Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510/525-9435, fax 510/524-3636. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. International Auto Parts. 800/788-4435, 804/ 973-0555, fax 804/973-2368. Huge computerized inventory of Alfa/Fiat/Lancia parts, 1956 to present. Excellent, knowledgeable service. Fast! 68-page catalog. Route 29 North, PO Box 9036, Charlottesville, VA 22906-9036. Black Bart's Emporium. 800/473-0078, 219/ 471-7278, fax 219/471-6359. 2639 Goshen Road, Ft. Wayne, IN. 46808. America's largest supply of badges and emblems for Alfas and other exotics, plus other interesting special parts. Complete your restoration. Giuliettas/Giulias. Al Leake, 800/HOT SHOE, fax 831/338-2031. Race-proven competition suspensions. Reproduction fiberglass hoods, trunks, doors, front-end and rear-end clips, reproduction fiberglass veloce cold air boxes, etc. Many parts cars Giulietta/Giulia being disassembled. Complete restored vintage racers and street cars. (CA) The DiFatta Brothers, LTD. 800/638-7656. Info, 410/426-7524, fax 410/426-8194. 5928 Belair Rd., Baltimore, MD 21206. Largest importer of Alfa, Fiat & Lancia parts on the east coast. Decades of experience - we know these cars, and we know the right parts. VISA/MC. Orders, http:/ /www.difatta.com. Re-Originals. 281/807-1945, fax 281/807-1946 THE U.S. Source for Original Upholstery Materials, Original Rubber Mats & Gaskets, and Original, New European Taillights, Headlights, Grilles and Door Panels for Most Italian Cars ('47-'78). Additional Distributors Wanted. (TX) Britalia, Ltd. 510/548-0240, 2210 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA. 94702. We are SPICA and Bosch fuel-injection specialists with 25 years experience servicing Alfa Romeo. We are also intimate with many Maseratis. Repairs/Restoration Nasko's Imports. 503/771-1472, 5409 SE Francis, Portland, OR 97206 Oregon's oldest and most respected Alfa repair and performance tuning facility. Milano spoken here! Ask about J. J. FINANCIERS OF FINE CLASSIC AUTOMOBILES BE CLASSIC CAR FINANCING 8.49%* 4-12 YEAR TERMS ANTIQUE • CLASSIC • EXOTIC • ROD • SPORT PURCHASE • REFINANCING • PREQUALIFY FOR AUCTION NATIONWIDE SERVICE — FREE 1 HR. LOAN APPROVAL APPLY NOW BY PHONE OR FAX - OPEN 6 DAYS 1-800-USA-1965 Fax 1-508-945-6006. Visit our website at www.jjbest.com *8.49%.APRfrxecirateon$100,000, 10yrswith poymentof$1239.32 monthly. Simple interest, no pre-paymentpenalty. Pates in act subjectto changevvithmarlconclitions, all loansfixedraw. Corporatebansavailable. DEMERINQUIRIFSWELCOME. January, 1999  79 our used Alfas for sale. Fast work, fair prices. Italian Performance/GTV City. Don, 650/ 508-8178. 565-A Bragato Rd., San Carlos, CA. 94070. Performance modifications, service, repair & restoration for Italian automobiles. Allow us to do a restoration for you. Dan Sommers' Euro Auto Service. 503/2740064. 1313 W. Burnside, Portland, OR 97209. More than two decades of helping Alfa, Ferrari, Maserati & Lamborghini owners keep their cars on the road while not emptying their bank accounts. Other foreign cars serviced as well. ENGLISH British Car magazine. 800/520-8292. The American magazine for British car enthusiasts. Classic profiles, historical articles, club events, technical information, restoration advice. One year (six issues) is $22.95. Repairs/Restorations / Race Sports and Vintage Cars, Inc. ph/fax 503/ 254-4012, 4815 NE 97th, Portland, OR 97220. 36 years of British car repair to a very high standard. Also prep cars for vintage racing and rallying. Jags, TRs, MGs, Healeys, Morgans, Lotus and oddball orphans like Riley and Singer welcomed. Call Peter or Sue Price. AC JWF Restorations, Inc. 503/643-3225, fax 503/646-4009. Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. AC restoration specialist. 35 years experience. Partial to full restorations done to street or concours standards. AC Owner's Club Limited. 503/ 643-3225, fax 503/646-4009. U.S. Registrar: Jim Feldman, ST sz Co.


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11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 972254615 USA. The World's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. Austin-Healey Club USA. 888/4AHCUSA, fax 408/248-7165. PO Box 6197, San Jose, CA 95150. The oldest national club and factory club heritage. A resource for all current and future owners. Members receive: Austin-Healey magazine, resource Book, calendar, tech assistance, book discount. Annual dues just $35. Visa/MC accepted. info@healey.org . www.healey.org Austin-Healey Rocky Santiago. 405/843-6117, fax 405/8436251, 7321 N Classen Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73116. Specializing in Aston Martins, all years, all conditions. Buy / sell / consign. If you are buying or selling, please call. Also have other English cars, including Healeys, MGs, Triumphs, etc. Aston Martin Jaguar Clubs of North America. 888/CLUBJAG, Write: JCNA, Dept. SCM, 9685 McLeod Rd., RR#2, Chilliwack, BC, CANADA V2P 6H4 Join the primary organization of Jaguar enthusiasts in US/ Canada. 52 local clubs provide social and other activities. JCNA sponsors championships in concourse, rally, slalom. Members receive bi-monthly Jaguar Journal magazine. http://www.jnca.com . Jaguar Route 66 Classic Restoration. 918/851-7866 fax 918/438-7866. 15300 E. Pine St. Tulsa, Oklahoma 74116. Built to order. Exterior color, interior color and material, drive-line, wheels, tires, brakes, all your choice. Order your MGA today. Offered by Mirage Motorcars LLC. MGA Peter Hageman, Vintage Automobiles. 206/ 954-1961, fax 425/287-0660. P.O. Box 554, Kirkland, WA. Prewar European autos, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, specializing in vintage Bentleys. Rolls-Royce / Bentley FERRARI / MASERATI / LAMBO ETC. Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. Sales, 800/5474455, 503/255-7560, Service & Parts, 800/ 944-6483, 503/257-9655. America's oldest & most dedicated Ferrari (and Lotus) dealer. New & used exotic cars. Also, huge parts department with fast, fast service. 203 NE 122nd Ave., Portland OR 97203. Garry Roberts & Company. 949/650-2690, fax 949/650-2730. 922 Sunset Dr. Costa Mesa, CA. 92627. Specializing in sales of Ferrari & other exotics. Consignments, brokerage services, references available. Extensive computer database. Whether buying or selling, call. I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis & Lamborghinis. 310/274-7440, fax 310/274-9809. If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please, call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. Randy Simon. (CA) Gentry Lane Lamborghini. 416/535-9900, fax 416/535-8152. Also Canada's largest Ferrari parts inventory. Under new ownership. Call today with your needs. Jason Popovich, Canada (ON) Brian D. Moore Restorations. 916/635-3559, fax 916/635-5824. 2347 Gold River Rd., Gold River, CA. Specializing in restoration and reconstruction of exotic and vintage racing motorcars. Appraising service also available. Symbolic Motor Car Company. 619/454-1800, fax 619/454-1890. 7440 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA. 92307. Largest dealer of exotic Ferraris, Jaguars, Alfas and other cars in the world. Always a superb array of important cars on display. Interesting trades always considered. www.symbolic motors.com. By appointment only, please. GT Motors. 818/546-2971, fax 818/546-2812, 741 W. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91204. Sales, service and concours- winning restorations of Ferrari. Always a wide range of quality cars in stock for sale. Friendly, top notch service at reasonable rates. Always in the market to purchase interesting Ferraris in any condition. Nastasi Racing Car Corp. 7181706-7400, fax 718/706-8135. 27-19, 44th Dr. L.I.C. NY 11101. Expert service on all exotics. Specializing in Lambo service and parts. Buy & sell used cars. Former dealer and distributor. (NY) Michael Sheehan. 949/646-6086, fax 949/ 646-6978. Always looking for cars to buy, from rare one-offs to serial production ordinaries. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus - call me first or call me last, I'll make you the best cash offer. Buyers - let me use my thousand-plus car data base to help you find a car, or verify the history of one you are looking at. (CA) Thomas Shaughnessy Consulting. 949/3666211, fax 949/366-6827. Professional buyer of Ferraris, primarily '50s, '60s, and '70s. Also have extensive Lambo and Maser experience. Additionally deal in Ferrari engines. Plus - have more than 350 Ferrari wheels in stock. Call today for straight talk and honest advice. San Clemente, CA GERMAN Sports Leicht Restoration, Inc. Call Alex Dearborn or Bruce Adams in Topsfield, MA. 978/887-6644, fax 978/887-3889. A vintage Mercedes-Benz [ ioseph ,C. 2-rois7- AUTOMOBIL APPRAISAL SERVICES For The Northern California Area Post war European cars a specialty, also book collections. Please call for a free consultation on all your insurance, legal & pre-sale needs. • Afford • = fast and thorough (415) 332-8183 -111•111W 80  RVIC 1 A Mercedes full service company, specializing in the 190SL. Large database of older MBs for sale. Free listing for your car. Gull Wing Group International. Gary Estep, 530/345-6701. 776 Cessna, Chico, CA 95928. Dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of 1954 to 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupes and Roadsters. You do not have to be an owner to belong. Member benefits include: twelve monthly magazines per year plus a national convention that rotates its location around the country. Also, reproduction parts and much more. Mercedes-Benz Club of America. 800/6372360, MBCA, 1907 Lelaray St., Colorado Springs, CO 80909. World's largest Mercedes-Benz club, 33,000 members, all models, 1886-onward; excellent 120-page color magazine, The Star, with how-to tech articles, history, new models, racing, hundreds of cars for sale, ads free to members, much more. New car raffle, tech assistance, national events, more; dues $35/yr.; www.mbca.org . Tony LaBella Classic Cars. 856/ 424-1500 280SLs exclusively. 20 plus 280 SLs in stock for sale in any price range from above average drivers to show quality. Not a broker, we own all our inventory and are aggressively looking to buy top quality 2805Ls. Technical and restoration advice always just a phone call away. Locations in New Jersey and Arizona. www.tonylabella.com Porsche Market Letter. 888/928-9111, fax760/ 940-9170. Send check or Visa/MC to PML/SC, PO Box 6010, Oceanside, CA 92058Find the Porsche you've been looking for. Over 1,000 Porsches for sale in every issue. 1 year, 12 issues only $55. (Can/ Mex $65, overseas $75). PMLetter@aol.com . www.pmletter.com Porsche 356 Registry. 356 Registry, 27244 Ryan Road, Warren, MI 48092. A club for those interested in 356 Porsches. The Registry Magazine is published six times a year. 356 ownership not necessary. Dues $25 annually. Membership information: Barbara Skirmants, Shelby American Automobile Club. 860/ 364-0449, fax 860/364-0769. P.O. Box 788, Sharon, CT 06069. Over 5,000 members, 50 Regions throughout the world. Dedicated to the care and preservation of the cars that Carroll Shelby produced. Two National Conventions a year, semi-annual magazine, bi-monthly newsletter as well as a registry. • AMERICAN Shelby ALFA ROMEO • FERRARI • BMW Other Fine Imports DAN SOMMERS MANAGER (503) 274-0064 1313 W. Burnside Portland, OR 97209 Sports Car Market


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411 OS am DESIGNS INC ASTON MARTIN - FERRARI - PORSCHE@ Autosport Designs has been a mainstay in the automotive field for over a decade. Well known for our professional and courteous service to the discriminating enthusiast, our facilities include a large selection of vehicles on display for sale as well as a 6,500 sq. ft. workshop and restoration/body shop. From start to finish, all services are provided under one roof. The autos portdesigns.com website is an up-to-date photo gallery of our current inventory as well as valuable information about our facility. Always feel free to call for our current inventory list and information regarding our services. (rolling Sales & Leasing (all years)•Restorations•Interior & Exterior Repairs•Chassis Dyno road)•Carburetor & Fuel Injection Tuning•Machining & Fabrication•Race Prep & Support ALWAYS SEEKING QUALITY AUTOMOBILES FOR PURCHASE CONTACT: Tom Papadopoulos or Barry Wagner 516-248-0066 • FAX: 516-248-4422 E-MAIL: sales©autosportdesigns.com WEBSITE: autosportdesigns.com 332 SAGAMORE AVENUE • MINEOLA, NY 11501


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7TH ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND 1000 John and Gwen McCaw brought their immaculate 1959 Ferrari  Testa Rossa from Seattle to experience the New England roads.  A pre-rally informal concours filled the lawn at The Sagamore Resort on Lake George, in upstate New York Ms. Banzer and I had the opportunity to participate in the 7th Annual New England 1000 last spring, driving a handsome Mercedes-provided '70 280SE Cabriolet. Organizers Rich and Jean Taylor limit their stylish event to just 50 pre-1974 sports cars, keeping the group intimate. Sponsor Mercedes-Benz USA was represented by 15 machines, 10 of which were 300SLs. There were also nine Ferraris, five Jaguars and everything from a 1934 MG race car to an SCMsubscriber-owned 1970 Lamborghini Miura. In four days, the group covered 1,000 miles of picturesque New England roads, plus stops for a timed hillclimb, an autocross and even a 1/8-mile drag. The route took us through the Adirondacks, Berkshires, Green and White Mountains of New England, with plenty of stops to eat, drink and tell lies about the performance of our cars and our performance as drivers and navigators. Two-thirds of the group has already re-upped for the New England 2000 (lams this year, to celebrate the Millennium), May 21 through May 26,2000. We can't think of a better way to spend 6 days driving classic cars, with classy people, on classic roads. You'll have a blast. We surely did.—KM (Contact: N.E. 1000, 800-645-6069, www.vintagerallies.com) • Dotti and John Bechtol won their rally class  in her 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS.  15th overall in one of the smallest cars in Craig Benson and Chris Selkirk finished  the group, Craig's 1953 MG TD.  Mike and Jill Griffin drove their 1952 Proteus Jaguar C-type to the event from Arnold, MD, then drove it home again afterward. David and Debra Allison found the engine in their 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce liked 6,000 rpm. Country music superstar Alan Jackson and his wife Denise towed their 1966 Shelby Cobra 427SC continuation from Nashville behind their concert tour bus before letting it loose for a little exercise.


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INEMI  MI MEM MI  III III  NI M EM MI  MEM III MEM MI IN II LIMITED EDITION AND ORIGINAL AUTOMOTIVE ART 4840 SW Western Ave #2000, Beaverton, OR 97005, 1-800-452-8434 Email: stephen.austin6@gte.net BT IA 1--.1 Fangio the Mastro by Nicholas Walls Signed by Juan Fangio 500 Limited Edition **$1,000 33" x 25" Complete stockists of: Nicholas Watts, Barry Rowe, Hector CademarFori, Alan Fearnley, Juan Carlos Ferrigno. We buy and sell quality limited edition and original art works. Ciao by Alan Fearnley 850 Limited Edition $195 20.5" x 27.5" Titan Legends by Barry Rowe 150 Limited Edition ** denotes sold out or close to sold out editions **$195 25" x 17" Signed by Brian Redman, Richard Attwood, David Piper, Jackie do( Derek Bell 33" x 25" **$295  The Power & The Glory  by Nicholas Waits  500 Limited Edition  by Nicholas Watts Monaco Grand Prix 1930  Signed by Rene Dreyfus 500 Limited Edition Barrett-Jackson - visit our booth at 13A (inside main tent across from stage.) SCM Subscribers ‘$25 discount on any  ed edition print **$350 33" x 25"


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1949 Jaguar XK-120 "ALLOY" Roadster. In our quest to restore the finest roadster today, we engineered the restoration with superb craftsmanship, calibrated and fit to perfection. This truly is a one of a kind and a superb example for sale today. Classic Showcase, Sales (760) 747-3188, Buying & Restoration (760) 747-9947, Fax (760) 747-4021 or visit us at www.classicshowcase.com (CA) 1967 MGB Roadster. Completely and properly restored with several other restored MGBs in stock. Like new or better, shipping worldwide available. Classic Showcase, Sales (760) 747-3188, Buying & Restoration (760) 747-9947, Fax (760) 747-4021 or visit us at www.classicshowcase.com (CA) 1 1967 V.W. 21 Window Micro Bus. Superb restoration, a very correct and proper bus, 1st place show winner, better than new. Classic Showcase, Sales (760) 747-3188, Buying & Restoration (760) 747-9947, Fax (760) 747-4021 or visit us at www.classicshowcase.com (CA) 1967 Fiat Dino Spider. 2.0 liter DOHC Ferrari V6, 5-speed, Cromodoro wheels. Only 1163 of these ever built, this restored example was rated for 0-60 in 7 seconds and a top speed of 131 mph. For exotics and classics, call Jim at F40 Motorsports, (860) 342-5705, 10am-5pm, or www.f40.com . (MI) (Jan) 1959 MGA Twin Cam Roadster. CA black plate, excellent example, restored original. Classic Showcase, Sales (760) 7473188, Buying & Restoration (760) 747-9947, Fax (760) 7474021 or visit us at www.classicshowcase.com (CA) 1970 Lola T-192. Driven by Mark Donahue in 1970 F5000 Series, 2 race wins. Very fast and fun to drive. $135K. Call Bud (248) 960-0950. (MI) (Jan.) 1971 Lola T-222. Winner '97 & '98 Can Am Reunion at Road America. Fully documented history. $300K. Call Bud (248) 960-0950.(MI) (Jan.) 1976 Chevron B36. Under two liter Can Am. History. Hart 420 R Engine. FG 400 Gearbox. $140K. Call Bud (248) 960-0950. (MI) (Jan.) Porsche 962. 1988 Japanese Group C Championship winner. 3.2-liter engine, carbon brakes. $300K. Call Bud (248) 9600950.(M1) (Jan.) 1990 Porsche 962. Ex-Kremer Car Group C History. 3.0-liter water cooled engine. Perfect condition. $300K. Call Bud (248) 960-0950. (MI) (Jan.) 1985 Thunderbird. Cale Yaborough's Hardee's sponsored Winston Cup car. Won Charlotte and Talladega. Ready for vintage racing. Call Bud (248) 960-0950. (MI) (Jan.) 1 1966 Mustang convertible. 1 owner, 55,000 original miles, black plate CA car, auto, power top, pony interior, original and perfect throughout, not restored. $19,900. Contact mrporsche@earthlink.net . (CA) (Jan.) 1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cab A. Complete restoration, red with tan leather interior and top, beautiful wood. Engine and transmission overhauled, shift mechanism rebuilt. Factory fitted luggage. Radio, heater, all lights work. No sag in doors. Radial white wall 215/75x15 special tires. Great road car, has been driven in 1000 mi. rally. Also concours winner. Own the best for $69,500. Call J. Fitz (530) 245-2107 wk., (530) 243-4110 hm. (CA)(Jan) 1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2. Chassis #01222, one of 247 produced. Professionally restored using original parts. $65,000 USF. Terry Kell at (613) 591-1482 ext 335. terry.kell@ kanatek.com or visit www.sofpak.com. (Canada) (Jan.) 1971 Mustang Mach 1. Only 51,000 miles, 351 Cleveland Cobra Ram Air engine, near new condition, solid white. $14,500. (219) 563-7043. (IN) (Jan.)


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Cosniopolitaii Motors AUTOMOBILES 1928 Alfa Romeo 6C1500, James Young  1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spyder, lots ofwork to be done  1956 Lotus 11 Le Mans fairing, race ready  1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 Touring Spyder, 2 ambitious project s $4,500 ea. 1965 and up MGB Roadsters, 6 to choose from  1963 Alfa Romeo GiuliaSpyder, another project  1971 Alfa Romeo GTV, easyrestoration  1984Alfa Romeo Spyder, black/black  1934 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio, fully restored  $3,500 1969 MGC Amateur Restoration, roadster  $4,500 1963 Mercedes-Benz Unimog, restored  $4,995 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9, executive driver  $250,000 1926 MOITiS Cowley Tourer, lovely car  1937 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante, supercharged  Bugatti Types 35,37,40,44,49,50,51,52,55,57  1966 BuickWildcat, convertible, periwinkle/black  1979 Chevrolet Corvette, lowner, T tops  1991 Chrysler Maserati T.C., 2 tops, low mileage  1955 Cisitalia 808 XF Convertible, 1 off concept car  Delahaye 135M, several to choose from  1961 DKW 1000 SP, restored roadster  1961 DKW Formula Jr., race winner  1941 Dodge WC56 Power Wagon, command car  1957 Facal Vega FV 2B, Camus with a Hemi  1965 Ferrari 330 GTS Very Original  1996 Ferrari F50, celebrity owned  1960 Fiat 0.S.C.A. Spyder, red/black  1960 Fiat 1500 Spyder, nice original, no motor  1964 Fiat 1500 Spyder, factory hard top  1973 Ford Mustang convertible  1920 Hispano Suiza, 8-10 hp, tourer  1971 Iso Rivolta Lele, 1 of 260 made, 351,5-speed  1994 Lamborghini Diablo SE, 7,000 miles  1994 Lamborghini Diablo VT, 1,000 miles  1962 Lancia Flatninia, Super Sport Zagato  1965 Lancia Flaminia, Super Sport Nato  $450,000 1965 Pontiac Tempest, stunning original  inquire 1974 Porsche 914, 2.0-liter, great runner  $7,800 1936 Rolls-Royce 35/30 Thrupp MaberlySaloon  $17,500 1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud HI, long term owner  $78,000 1951 Siata Grand Sport, alloy, one of two  from $75,000 1962 Sunbeam Alpine, convertible  $12,500 1967 Sunbean Tiger, mark lA  $24,500 1973 Volvo 1800ES, red/black  $13,500 $5,495 1994 Range Rover County, 1 owner  AIRCRAFT $165,000 $525,000 $22,000 1994 Kamov KA 32 Russian Helicopters  fully refitted, 3 in stock $95,000 1969 Sea Ray Pachanga 18'  $21,500 $135,000 $135,000 $3,000 1958 Richardson 41'  $8,750 $35,000 WATERCRAFT $9,500 1947 Harco 40' Mahogany Pleasure Yacht, Twin 440s  $2,500 cruises at 27 Ids, art deco head turner, very expensive when new nice boat, formerly Miller Brewing family, hence named "high life" ANTIQUE FURNITURE $65,000 $48,000 $8,500 $50,000 1790 Louis XVI walnut armchairs, recently recaned, fully documented,  $110,000 1967 Maserati 4000 Quattroporte, cream/black exc. leather  $3,000 1979 Maserati Merak SS, superb  $32,000 1880 Restoration/Federalist Parisian chairs,  from $1, 000 1890 Parson's couch - restored  $8,500 1920 C,anebacked lounge chairs,  $25,000 $15,000 $16,000 $19,500 $9,750 $4,500 $75,000 1860 Chenywood fireplace mantle, from an Olympian mansion  $8,500 1870 American cherrywood chamber pot, excellent  HISTORICAL ANTIQUE MILL WORK $4,500 $3,000 pair $2,500 $3,500 pair $ 1,800 $12,999 The complete interior of Seattle's Austin Bell Building. A turn of the century building for which the downtown neighborhood "Belltown" was named. Doors, windows, baseboard, wainscoting, elaborate rails and balustrades, a steam-powered elevator with cut glass, beams, treads, and bricks. ANTIQUE PETROLIANA $18,500 Gas pumps from the 20s to the 60s and an extensive collection of tin and porcelain dealer signs. All from Europe. Inquire. VINTAGE WINES $75,000 $2,850 $19,000 Expensive, extensive, eclectic collection of Bordeaux. Burgundy, Californian, Washington, Oregonian, and Italian collector wines. Old vintages to recent releases. Inquire. $7,500 $2,300,000 ea. RIVERS OF CHOCOLATE Decadent confections from the Mayan Jungle. Our genetically pure chocolate from our Cocoa Plantation Tm will delight your desires. We grow and manufacture the worlds best cocoa: from bean to truffle we supply the commodity to the petit four. Wholesale, distributor and retail. We can supply any product for any occasion. Check out our website: www.exoticchocolate.com . FERRARIANA runs beautifully, long term owner, new out drive, fast, fun ski boat with World class collection of numerous period posters, prints, lithographs and EZ-load trailer sculptures to do with Ferrari and other vintage marques BUGATTI ACCESSORIES pair $15,000 Dozens of early and recent Bugatti collectibles, accessories and artwork  Inquire • We appraise collector cars world-widefor insurance or settlements. • We are experts in shipping. (206) 467- 6531 • Fax(206)467 6532 - 2030 8th Avenue • Seattle, Washington 98121 www.cosmopolitanmotors.com


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■■■1■, 1962 T-Bird Hardtop. Modified to a removable hardtop and includes a "sportster" type hard tonneau. 390, AT, PS/B, no AC, sound mechanically, nice paint, excellent chrome, custom dash w/VDO instruments. Good pix. Best offer under $8,950. Paul Padget's Vintage Sales, specialty cars since 1962, (513) 821-2143 (OH) (Jan.) 1979 Rolls Royce SW H. Beautiful regal two-tone champagne over tobacco, brown interior, beige piping like new. Excellent condition. 71,000 pampered miles. Always garaged, totally original. Must sell, $14,500 obo. Serious inquiries only. (212) 879-5829 pgr., (800) 225-0256 ext. 90. (NY) (Jan.) 1932 Packard Convertible Coupe Roadster 902. 6 wire wheels with mirrors, Stoneguard, pilotray light and Packard trunk. Earl C. Anthony So. Ca. car from new. Hi-speed gears, restored, drive anwhere at freeway speeds. Bargain priced at $63,500 for immediate sale. Trades, transportation arranged. Tom Crook (253) 941-3454. (WA) (Jan.) 1969 Mustang Boss 302 "Factory" Trans-Am Team Car. Red/ black/white, #16 George Follmer, certified original with full docs. 1 of only 2 left out of the original 6. Fully restored, many awards, poster & catalog cover car 1999. Have the rarest & most historic T/ A at the 30th anniversary Ford Championship Reunion at Monterey in '00. $350K. Lance Coren (310) 370-4114 (CA) (Jan.) 1962 Jaguar XICE Roadster. S/N 875878. New paint, interior, top. Factory hardtop. Rare original color scheme. $37,000 obo. Possible trade for MKII in similar condition plus cash. Must sell now. (804) 358-4245 (VA) (Jan.) 1972 Citroen SM (Super Maserati). 5-speed, FWD 135 mph GT. Highly detailed, polished and plated engine compartment by SM World. 44,000 miles, perfect condition mechanically and cosmetically. $27,500. Pictures and details, (970) 868-0858. (CO) (Jan.) 1985 Ferrari 400i. 4.8 liter V12, super luxury, 150 mph 2+2 GT. Azzuro blue, fantastic tan leather interior. Dual air, 5-speed, only 22,000 miles. Recent major service, EPA and DOT certified. Looks, smells and drives like new. $36,000 firm. For photos and details, (970) 686-0858. (CA) (Jan.) 1963 Lotus 23B. (Chassis No. 23S-75) Black & gold. Restored 1998. 213 HP MWE Lotus twin cam w/new cast head. Excellent provenance. Swiss National Champion '63. FIA papers. Stack Sac, EGT gauge, etc. $85,000. Spares package including engine, head, wheels, etc., total price $110,000. Call Mike Zappa at Zappa Racing (412) 761-2002 or (412) 227-1400, ext. 25. (PA) (Jan.) 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4. Blk/tan. Beautifully restored. Early European car. Many extras including 2 sets of wheels. Excellent Borranis and 8 new xwx's. Lightest and quickest of street Daytonas. $129,000 (847) 482-1984. (IL) (Jan.) No Longer In Print! 41 . 1.. Volume 1 and 2 of the Alfa Annual. Each has: 100 pages, hundreds of color photos. These are the definitive reports on Alfa activities all over the world. Not available in bookstores. Limited quantity available. A true collector's itme. Order today. Each volume, $12.00 + $4 shipping/handling (books sent by 2nd day express mail). NO EXTRA SHIPPING FOR TWO! SPOTTER'S GUIDE VIDEO - Only $29.95 plus $4 S&H ORDER HOTLINE - call now 24HR VISA/MC 1-800-289-2819, outside US 503/252-5812. FAX 503/252-5854. Or send check to: Sportst Car Market, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215 Alfa Romeo Spotter's Guide Video Tape! From 1900s to 164s. One hour in Length. Narrated by Keith Martin. Valuable Coupons included.


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Presented by... _ 'Y S E - Jeep -Dodge The World's Greatest Classic Car Auction ET fxposition JANUARY 19-23, 2000 • SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA Be Part of the EXCITEMENT! EXPO 15 • 1933 ALFA ROMEO 8C2600 MONZA One of the most orginal Monzas existing. Ex Scuderia Ferrari Team car. Great race and rally car. EXPO 1 • 1972 FERRARI 365 GTS/4 DAYTONA SPYDER One of only 124 original factory Spyders built. This example (V1N# 15429) is perfectly restored and equipped with AC, PW and Borrani wire wheels. One of the most desirable Ferraris ever built. Register Now to be a Bidder at Barrett-Jackson 2000! Owned by Malcolm Forbes LOT #694 • 1991 LAMBORGHINI DIABLO COUPE Malcolm Forbes' custom-built Diablo. Factory painted in what he painted everything . . . the color of money. LOT #371 • 1968 JAGUAR XKE ROADSTER Fully restored to concours winning condition. Multi award winner, averaging 99.4 points in Jaguar shows. In dry storage since 1995. 114 D : .47 ss" LOT #760 • 1995 DODGE VIPER RI 10 Rare yellow RT with less than 2000 miles. Includes factory hard top option, air conditioning. All original, never abused. The ultimate American muscle car. 5530 East Washington Street Sponsored by... CLASSIC HAGERTY INSURANC THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC lut"cs Rob_bR _ eport. 602.213.0791 LOT #689. 1969 SHELBY GT500 CONVERTIBLE Extremely rare 428 Cobra Jet convertible with air conditioning, and special order competition orange color. Full restoration and complete documentation history. 1 OT #67I • 1984 FERRARI 512 BBi BOXER The fifth to the last built of the fuel injected Ferrari Boxer BBi. Imported to the US and brought to EPA & DOT specs. Releases come with the car. Only 8000 original miles. Owned by Nicolas Cage L .•••ffor•o•mi. i LOT #670 • 1959 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ITALIA BY SCAGLIETTI Custom aluminum coachwork handcrafted by Scaglietti of Italy. One of 3 built with the vision of Gary Laughlin in collaboration with Jim Hall and Carroll Shelby. LOT #698 .1933 FORD VICTORIA HOT ROD BY BOYD LOT #683 • 1991 VECTOR W8 TWIN TURBO Owned by Nicolas Cage. All steel 1933 Ford Chevy with  Brodix heads, 350 transmission, Inglese Weber  chassis, 0-60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds. induction system. Phoenix, Arizona 85034 FAX 602.244.1538 www.barrett-iackson.com For Bidder and Consignor Information  One of only 18 built by Vector Aeromotive. Victoria designed by Hot Rods by Boyd.  600+ hp from twin Garrett AiResearch Electric sunroof and doors.  Turbos, carbon Kevlar body, chrome moly tube


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1949 166 FL, #011F, Blue/Yellow, Ex-Fangio, Gonzalez Factory Team Supercharged Monoposto. 1949 166 Inter, #037/S, Blue/Gray, Stablimenti Farina, Berlinetta. 1950 166 Inter, #0079/S, Blue/Gray, Carrozzeria Touring Le Mans Berlinetta. 1952 340 Mexico, #0222/AT, Red/Black, Vignale Competition Berlinetta. 1953 250 MM, #0256//VVVI, Red/Black, Pinin Farina Competition Berlinetta. 1953 166 MM/53, #0272/M, Red/Tan, One-off Special Bodied Competition Spyder. 1960 250 GT SWB, #1997/01, Red/Black, Alloy Competition Berlinetta. 1964 250 LM, #6023, Red/Black, Ex-Ecurie Francorchamps/lacques Swatters, 1st at Spa, 2nd at Le Mans. 1967 275 GTB/C, #09027, Yellow/Black, Series II, Full Competition Berlinetta. 1972 312 PB, #0890, Red/Red, Single Most Successful Ferrari Sports Prototype, 12 Races and 4 Wins! 1979 512 BB/LM, #29507, Red/Blue, Without Exception the Finest BB 512 Le Mans Berlinetta in the World! 1931 Alfa Romeo, # 814318, Red/Black, 6C 1750 GS Zagato Spyder "5th Series." 1931  Bentley, #YX5125, Black/Black, 8-Liter Dottridge Brothers Short Chassis Roadster, The Very Last 8-Litre. , 1929 Bugatti Type 35, #4965, Black/Black, Believed to be 1st Grand Prix of Monaco Winner. 1934 Bugatti Type 51, #51149, Blue/Black, Ex-jean Delorme, Paris Car. 1964 904 Carrera GTS, #904-092, Black/Black. 1966 906 Carrera 6, #906-145, White/Black. La Jolla SYMBOLIC MOTOR CAR COMPANY 7440 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla, CA 92037 • tel 858.454.1800 fax 858.454.1890 • www.symbolicmotors.com