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PROFILED: 119 LAMBO COUNTACH, 156 SHELBY GT350H, '59 AC "HATCHE1 051° JOB" COBRA, '67 M-B 230SL, '28 ALFA 6C 1500, '72 FERRARI GTCI4 4 0 0 6:7 `P 4•A‘ 1 tr=4614 C? : The Complete Insider's Guide to Collecting Classic, Antique, Sports, Hot Rod at Muscle Cars freer re. ea *AI . airro  Or rte..," c1411y SPW441.S O.. fr. SWIM 1 I Mrs., ....oseeemer. ;Pc !es N4 re.,  7 afro le. 4.11.4. arccmc 53.04105 ;_,P0erlia  PARTS der rot 0,0 JANUARY 2002 a,z_  21)0D wvvw.sportscarma et.com hJ2JJ.-±5.1jD Jjjj  24L-rj f:T_C _11' -; 11/  iijL  jjjj  Jp  JhIIJr fi-Pzi-51jf)  2L4 Jf2i1JJ ±:1; J242 Lr2- 4I j7f) r)1) -_-/1)1) - )5-1>  .5/L-.1 ±  - Ii


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RM AUCTIONS INC. The ex-Dave Garroway, steel-bodied Comp./61 1961 FERRARI 250GT SWB BERLINETTA 1965 FERRARI 500 SUPERFAST Y PININ FARINA 1954 SIATA 208S COUPE VINTAGE MOTOR CARS at the ARIZONA BILTMORE RESORT & SPA, PHOENIX, ARIZONA JANUARY 18, 2002 The ex-Paris Salon 1954 FERRARI 260GT EUROPA BY PIN1N FARINA


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RM AUCTIONS INC. 1938 ALFA ROMEO 6C2300B  "TORPEDINO BRESCIA"  1932 ALFA ROMEO 8C2600  SPYDER MONZA  1970 FORD MUSTANG SUPER BOSS 429 "LAWMAN" 1927 MERCEDES-BENZ  The ex-Eric Clapton  630K ROADSTER BY FLEETWOOD 1948 ALFA ROMEO  6C2500 CC CABRIOLET 1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL NSL SPEC. GULLWING 1963 JAGUAR XKE SERIES I ROADSTER 1961 ASTON MARTIN DB4 SERIES II COUPE 1938 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K CABRIOLET A OVER 100 CARS CONSIGNED MANY SELLING AT NO RESERVE CATALOGS & BIDDER REGISTRATION RIKA cleHAAS-EDWARDS 800.211.4371 OR vvww.rmauctions.com CORRESPONDENCE: 9300 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD, SUITE 550, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212 TEL: 310.246.9880 FAX: 310.246.9744 ,t1P/ i irly PATIrafir  12 II  lf  CONSIGNMENT & MARKET EVALUATIONS BEVERLY HILLS SPECIALISTS: DAVID GOODING  IAN KELLEHER  MIDWEST & EAST COAST SPECIALISTS: MIKE FAIRBAIRN  DENNIS NICOTRA  SPORTS & RACING CAR SPECIALIST: JACK C BOXSTROM 613.476.9132 'ack@rmauctions.com 866.762.8284 david@rmauctions.com 866.762.8284 iancprmauctions.corn 800.211.4371 mike@rmauctions.com 203.397.0734 dennis@rmauctions.com


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Sports Car Markt.: January 2002  Mini-Profiles 25 1989 Lamborghini 25th Anniversary Countach The poster child of the gold chain era. 28 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Coupe A gentleman's Daytona, if you don't mind the looks. 30 1928 Alfa 6C 1500 64 1959 AC Ace "Cobra" Slower than a speeding bullet. Much slower. When bad things happen to good cars. 66 1967 Mercedes-Benz 230SL No 3005L, but no 450SL either. 68 1966 Shelby Mustang GT350H Rent-a-racer. 45 Silver Auctions 36 eBay/Kruse International Santa Clara, California 57 Bonhams & Brooks Goodwood, England 52 Bonhams & Brooks Silverstone, England 6 Shifting Gears Keith Martin Columns 8 Inside Line Cindy Banzer 15 Collecting Thoughts - A Fool and His Miura Paul Wilson 16 The Wrenching Truth - Beckman Metalworks Bill Neill 29 Sheehan Speaks - F40s and F50s Michael Sheehan 32 Motobilia - Twenty Large fora Sign Carl Bomstead 33 Bike Buys - 1940 Indian Chief Bill Neill 67 Porsche Gesprach - Don't Dis My 928 Jim Schrager 69 Notes From Europe - Air Alfa Giuseppe Tomasetti 70 Ask the X-perts - Steel Roof, No Respect The X-perts 73 Legal Files - Where's My 360 Spyder? Alexander Leventhal 90 eWatch - World's Cheapest Mini Cooper Carl Bomstead 10 You Write, We Read 24 Auction Calendar 31 Affordable Classics - 1979-85 Mazda RX-7 34 Mystery Photo Answers 72 Reviews Departments 76 Vintage Rally Calendar 87 Comments With Your Renewals 89 Display Advertiser's Index 89 The Twenty Year Picture - Muscle Beach 89 Mystery Photo 92 Neat Stuff On-Site livo ,-, rfre,t Reports 52 Hot August Nights, Reno, Nevada Volume 14, #01 SPORTS CAR MARKET Editor & Publisher: Keith Martin Managing Editor: Cindy Banzer Art Director: Brian Grimmer Editorial Manager: Brian Rabold Research & Copy Editor: Bill Neill Subscriptions: Andrea Cole Office Manager: Janice Alexander Project Manager: David Slama SeniorAuction Analysts: Dave Brownell, Dave Kinney, Richard Hudson-Evans Contributing Editors: Gary Anderson Cad Bomstead Michael Duffey Alexander Leventhal Jim Schrager Michael Sheehan Auction Analysts: John Apen, Chip Baldoni, B. Mitchell Carlson, Haig Haleblian, Gary Hoisington, Phil Skinner Contributors: Pat Braden, Steve Dorsey, Raymond Milo, Steve Serb, Tan Young European Correspondents: Giuseppe Tomasetti (IT), Don Wilson, Sabrina Longega Wilson (FR) Intern: David Swig For advertising information, call Brian Grimmer, 503/261-0555, ext. 202; fax 503/253-2234 artdir@sportscarmarket.com . For subscription information, call 503/261-0555, ext. 208; fax 503/253-2234 service@sportscarmarket.com The information in Sports Car Market magazine 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, formats and intellectual concepts in this issue copyright 2001 by the Alfa Romeo Exchange, dba Sports Car Market magazine, in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market magazine (ISSN #152Z859X) is published monthly by Keith Martin Publications, PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR and additional entries. Subscription rates are $58 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $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 24hours 800/289-2819, 503/252-5812; fax 503/252-5854. POSTMASTER Send address changes to Sports Car Market PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Classifieds 18 Alfa Romeo 21 Etceterini & Everything Else 23 Vintage Race Cars German ii Ferrari 79 English 84 American 86 Resource Directory 8t, Classified Order Form 93 Showcase Gallery


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"Christie's Fra nce SNC - Agrement N°2001-003 du 25 octobre 2001 ". CHRISTIE'S The ex-Claude Renoir  1927 Bugatti Type 37, Chassis No. 37292  The ex-Works Achille Varzi, Lindsay Eccles 1931 Bugatti Type 51, Chassis No. 51150 1922 Bugatti Type 30 Prototype, Chassis No. 4008  1972 Maserati Boomerang Exceptional Motor Cars at Retromobile Christie's is pleased to Retromobile. For over 20  years, this prestigious  exhibition attracts more than 100,000 visitors  announce our first motor cars auction held at the  premier Paris venue,  Sale date  12 February 2002  Information  Christian Philippsen  +44 (0)20 7389 2851  cparischristies.com  annually from around the  world, including the most  important collectors.  Philip Kantor  +32 (0)476 879 471  pkantorchristies.com Paris Christie's 9, Avenue Matignon 75008 Paris Catalogues +33 (0)1 40 76 85 61 www.christies.com


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J Mooners and Masterpieces Shifting Gears Ir. It:4th Aire, anuary and August are the two busiest months on the collector car calendar, but they are as different as desert and ocean. August in Monterey is a three-day spectacle of disposable wealth, with million-dollar cars selling haphazardly across the Peninsula the way oils are splashed on a Jackson Pollock painting. January in Arizona is more like a Georges Seurat exercise in pointillism, with hundreds of smaller transactions combining to make the collector car market visible as a whole. Nearly 2,000 cars will cross five different auction blocks during a 12-day period. They will range from state-of-the-art hot rods to million-dollar Duesenbergs to ex-factory Ferrari race cars to hopeless, fifteen-year-old Mercedes saloons with odometer readings qualifying them as "mooners," a designation earned when a vehicle has covered 250,000 or more miles. Each auction has its niche. The five-day Barrett-Jackson auction remains the once and future king of January, with its tightly organized, wellselected and brilliantly presented array of 800 cars, surrounded by literally acres of life-style accoutrements. It's more than an auction, it's a happening, a Woodstock of wire wheels and Hemis. RM has staked out the boutique high ground, offering a group of select, top-end cars at the tony Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Biltmore Hotel. Russo and Steele, presenting just its third auction, is focusing on the upper reaches of the muscle car niche. Silver and eBay Motors/Kruse International go at it head-to-head the weekend before Barrett-Jackson, with Silver offering a typical low-key, family-style event in picturesque Fountain Hills, Arizona, while Kruse, with the three kings of the auction podium—Dean, Daniel and Mitchell—continues to meld its successes of the past with its new found energy to define its direction for the future. There is no better way to spend two January weeks than by flying to sun-drenched Arizona and engaging in tire-kicking, car-buying and gossip-swapping at the vari- During the four days, presentations were made by a group of experts in various fields related to the automobile, including Dr. Edson Armi, author of The Art of American Car Design: The Profession and Personalities. Other luminaries were Phil Hill; historian Doug Nye; conservator Ray Nugent; tax-specialist Joseph Perkovich; restorers Roger Steer and Robert Ash; Scott George, president of the Collier Collection; and Miles Morris from Christie's and Simon Kidston from Bonhams. Among the 35 attendees were 19 SCMsubscribers, including William Binnie, Joe Cantore, Jack Croul, Dominic Dobson, Tom Ellis, Jim Grundy, Peter Hageman, Ervin Lyon, Bruce McCaw, Roger Morrison, Charlie Morse, Glenn Mounger, Victor Muller, Lou Sellyei, Phil Shires, Fred Simeone, Tom Stegman, Camilo Steuer and James Stranberg. Porsches are one focus of the Collier Collection. On display are cars ranging from RSKs to Speedsters to 904s to 917s. Discussed were Collier's choices of cars, decisions about condition, and thoughts on which period of their individual history race cars should be restored to represent. There are no hard and fast answers to these questions. What is important is to consider these issues in the first place. Connoisseurship is not limited to the ultra-wealthy with museums full of goodies. Given a choice, should you choose a Be! Air with 35,000 miles on it that has been carefully taken care of, and shows signs of use? Or pick one that is better than when it left the showroom floor? If you have space for just two cars, they might be a 1965 Mustang and a 1967 Camaro, as a reflection on the pony-car era. Or for Alfa fanatics, consider a group consisting of a 1967 GT Veloce, a Duetto and a Giulia Super. Surely that would stand as a high-point of pre-smog, presafety Alfa serial production offerings. You never know what will turn up at the Collier Museum Quicky -Lube. ous auctions. We'll be at all of them; we look forward to seeing you there. Connoisseurship and Collecting Compared to fine art collecting, car collecting is a recent phenomenon. The first car was built barely more than 100 years ago, and it wasn't until the '50s that major collections began to be assembled. As car collections develop, certain policy and thematic questions should be addressed. What is the theme of the collection? Does it represent a certain era or time? Does it focus on specific models? Are the cars to be kept original or should they be restored? Miles Collier and the Collier Automotive Museum presented a fourday seminar in February, 2001 in Naples, Florida, that addressed these issues in a comprehensive manner. Collier received a B.F.A. from Yale University in Fine Arts, and paints professionally. His avocation is automotive history and connoisseurship; his finely tuned collection is housed in the Collier Automotive Museum. This isn't to say that the major part of collecting isn't ruled by the heart instead of the head. At SCM, we recognize the irrational exuberance that accompanies most purchases, whether it be a beater MGB or a restored '64 Malibu SS convertible that reminds you of your first date. But as you rush from auction to auction in Arizona this January, take a moment to reflect upon your longer-term reasons for collecting. You might find that with a little forethought, the cars you acquire will end up being a part of a more satisfying whole, rather than just an assemblage of mismatched bits. On the Cover A tasty 1963 Corvette in a period setting illuminates our cover this month. Dana Forrester's watercolor, "Tastee Freeze," recalls his initial encounter with the landmark Sting Ray design. "I was in junior high school in Kirksville, Missouri," said Forrester, "and I still remember being stunned by the sculptural statement of the shape." He began painting Corvettes in 1989, two years after buying a 1966 Sting Ray coupe. His paintings have been featured in Corvette Fever, Super Chevy, Old Cars Weekly, Mustang Monthly, and the Robb Report. Prints of "Tastee Freeze," from an edition of 700, can be ordered for $60, plus shipping. They are printed on neutral pH, acid-free paper and measure 10Y2 x 16 inches. Artist's proofs are $120, limited to an edition of 40. E-mail dana@danaforrester.com or call 888/755-8388 (M0).• Sports Car Marke


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Bonham 1793 Incorporating Brooks Auctioneers BON HAMS & BROOKS - NOW A SINGLE-SEATER The Brooks name built us a world leading reputation as the auction house of choice for classic, rare and collectible motor cars. Then, as we grew, we added Bonhams to our business. Now, our merger with Phillips Auctioneers in the UK, has created the third largest auction house in the world, the only auction house of its kind with British owners. This time there's just one name in the driving seat. Because Bonhams & Brooks is now known simply as Bonhams. In the most important respect, nothing has changed Robert Brooks, with his consuming passion for everything automotive, is at the wheel. Malcolm Barber is Managing Director, James Knight heads up the car department in the UK, Simon Kidston is President of Bonhams Europe with responsibility for international sales, and Doug Nye contributes his encyclopaedic knowledge as senior consultant. Supported by a further 12 full-time, and 25 consultant, motor car specialists around the globe, the team remains the most authoritative in the world. But now our reach and resources are greater than ever. Our portfolio of sales reads like a roster of the world's most prestigious and best attended events. And our comprehensive international database opens up a wealth of sales opportunities. Whatever the collectors' motor car you are looking to buy or sell, find out how we can help, just call the Bonhams motor car department on 020 7393 3900 or register on our web site www.bonhams.com 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza from the Paul C Kunkel Collection


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The Inside Line by Cindy Banzer SCM Events 1/SOLD OUT! This year's 5th Annual SCM Insider's Tour at Barrett-Jackson, 1/18-20/02, Scottsdale, AZ, is completely full. The participants will have a chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at a high-line auction. SCMexperts will also be present to help them evalute cars. Sponsors of the event include Barrett-Jackson, Hagerty Insurance, Passport Transport, JJ Best Banc, USAppraisal and the California Mille. (Details, page 83.) To be put on a waiting list, phone 503/ 261-0555; fax 503/2525854; e-mail: mail @sportscarmarket.com . (OR) VSign up for the second annual Insider's Seminar at RM's Amelia Island sale, to be held on Saturday, 3/09/02. The two-hour event will include a presentation by editor Martin, followed by a handson examination of the cars be- ing offered. This event is sponsored by Hagerty Insurance. Cost is $95 for subscribers, $125 for non-subscribers. For more information, contact Janice at 503/2610555 ext. 201, or e-mail office@sportscarmarket.com . VJoin the SCMgang at the 10- day 2002 Motorhead's Dream Tour to England, presented by Steve Austin's Great Vacations. Pack your madras sports coats and poodle skirts; period dress is required to tour the pits at the Goodwood Revival. Visit the Bentley factory and more. Departs 9/4, returns 9/13/02. (Details on page 34.) Ask for SCM special tour price. Contact: 800/452-8434, www.steveaustins greatvacations.com . (OR) Events VAt the Paris Expo, 2/8-17/ 02, the 27th Retromobile/ Retroantique takes place, with racing as this year's theme. More than 120,000 visitors are expected to attend the event. For information, phone +33 (0)1 48 44 30 30, fax +33 (0)1 48 44 15 15, vvww.retromobile.fr . (FRANCE) I/The 100th anniversary of Cadillac is the theme for the '02 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, 3/10/02, Amelia Isand, FL. The 12th Annual Bell Lexus Copperstate 1000 Vintage Car Road Rally is scheduled for 4/14-17/02. The four-day event kicks off with a concours. To request a driver's packet, contact Larry De Respino at 602/2636977, www.copperstate1000.com. (AZ) 1/The 12th Annual California Mille Miglia is approaching. Entries are limited to 65 Mille Miglia-type cars. The event will run 1/Donald Leap, of Portland, OR, was recently elected national president of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America. 1/A 1/8 scale prototype of a Russian space shuttle flown into orbit four times and recovered is for sale. It is the only remaining test shuttle of the original fleet of four. Contact Patrick Gurrola at 562/869-3794. (CA) Auctions 1/The Silver Fountain Hills, AZ, auction will have 500 hot rods, muscle cars, sports cars and collectible cars available, 1/11-14/02. 800/255-4485, www.silverauctions.com. (WA) 1/EBay Motors/Kruse will be offering nearly 800 vehicles at their Scottsdale Desert Classic, 1/11-13/02. 800/968-4444, fax 219/ 5111-16/02 with deadline for entry on 2/01/02. Contact Martin Swig at 415/561-8401. (CA) 1/The 2002 Rallye des Princesses is scheduled for 6/2-7/02. The new route will wind through the heart of the French Alps. Cars built from 1925-1974 are eligible. Designed for women teams, a team may include a male companion, but only if he behaves himself. For information, visit www.zaniroli.com, e-mail zaniroli@ clubinternet.fr. Contact Cindy regarding SCM teams, 503/261-0555, cbanzer@sportscarmarket.com . (OR) 1/Steve Austin's Great Vacations presents the "Ultimate Le Mans," a 10-day motorsport tour held 6/8-17/02. For information, call 800/452-8434, www.steveaustinsgreat vacations. corn. (OR) News 1/Grundy Worldwide will offer collectors instant coverage at the Arizona auctions, and will continue the Grundy binder service at the Silver (1/11-14/02) and Russo and Steele auctions (1/17-19/02). Grundy will also be a sponsor of the Barrett-Jackson and RM auctions. 925-5467, www.kruseinternational.com . (IN) 1/The original factory prototype Saleen S7 supercar will be offered for sale at the 31st Annual Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction in Scottsdale, AZ, 1/16-20/02. The car reportedly has a 0-60 time below 4 seconds. Phone 480/421-6694, www.barrett-jackson .com . (AZ) 1/RM Auctions offers 100 automobiles at their Phoenix, AZ, 1/18/02 sale, including the exJack Warner 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster, S/N 154151. Phone 310/246-9880, fax 310/246-9744, www.rmauctions. corn. (CA) VShipping will be free for winning bid- ders at the Russo and Steele auction, 1/1719/02, in Scottsdale, AZ. The service will be provided by Intercity Lines and will be good for delivery anywhere in the Continental US. 602/252-2697, www.russoandsteele.com . (AZ) Insider Tour participants discussing trunk fit on a 275 GTS. 1/Bonhams will offer 50 Italian automobiles at its annual sale during the Cavallino Classic, 1/25/02, held in Palm Springs, FL. 415/ 391-4000, fax 415/391-4040. (CA) 1/Mecum holds their inaugural Corvettes at Carlisle auction in August, 2002, Carlisle, PA. Mecum's next two auctions are scheduled for 1/25-27/02, Kissimmee, FL, and 2/22-23/02, Des Moines, IA. 800/468-6999, info@ mecumauction.corn, www.mecumauction.com . (IL) VThe new Tucker 48, a recreation of the original Tucker, will debut at the 2002 Atlantic City Classic Car Auction, 2/ 21-24/02. For consignment information, contact G. Potter King, Inc., 856/768-6900. VSmith & Santiago have announced two upcoming auctions. The first will be held 2/ 8-10/02 in Oklahoma City, OK, and the second will be in Dallas, TX, 5/3-5/02. For more information, call Rocky at 800/ 944-2816, or e-mail him at rockydb5@sbcglobal.net . (OK) 1/RM Auctions will return to the Amelia Island Concours d' Elegance for the fourth consecutive year, hoping to top the $13m mark they reached in both 2000 and 2001. This year's event will take place 3/ 9/02. Awards VPublisher and broadcaster Chris Economaki received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2001 International Automotive Media Awards, presented in Las Vegas, NV, 10/30/01. Overheard 1/Otis Chandler, retired publisher of the Los Angeles Times, bought a 2002 silver Corvette Z06. This is the first new Corvette he has owned since 1958.• Sports Car Marke


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IU IU European sports, American muscle, Hot Rods and Customs JANUARY 17-19 • 2002 1971 INTERMKCANICA ITALIA GFX ROADSTER Genuine chrome wire Borrani I 5x6.5 wheels. Shod with new P4000 Pirelli's super touring 205-70VR- 15 rated to ISO m.p.h. Four big dual throat webers. 1993 Aston Martin Virage Voiante Ultra rare wide body, 5.3 liter DOHC, alloy block, 338 bhp, fuel-injected V-8 Automatic, 3-piece polished OZ composite wheels. One of only 8 cars made for the U.S. 1937 MINOTTI COUPE Kugle Stage 111 suspension, 440 Chrysler wedge crate engine built by Van Gordon racing producing 575 HP, 727 Chrysler trans. with overdrive and leather interior. 1966 CORVETTE ROADSTER 427CI 4SPD Fully restored from 30K original miles. Numbers match, NCRS Duntov award car, has power front disc brakes, tilt column, wood wheel, and side pipes. Prime Lot Numbers Available! Schedule of Events: Friday January 18th: Auction Preview begins: 10:00am Catered Dinner for Registered Bidders: 4-7pm Memorabilia Sale - 5:30pm Auction 6:30prn - 10:30pm 1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD Full cosmetic and mechanical restoration. Options include wire wheels with wide whites, hardtop, automatic with air conditioning. 1966 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE Ground up restoration on original Arizona automobile. 289 V8, automatic, many late model upgrades in candy apple red with Pony interior 1970 PLYMOUTH CUDA 426 HEM1 20k original miles,full documentation induding the original factory fender tag. Super performance package, Rally instrument group, bucket seats with console floor shift Saturday January 19th: Auction Preview begins: 10:00am Catered Dinner for Registered Bidders: 4-7pm Memorabilia Sale 1:00pm Auction 5:30pm - 10:30pm Cash RaNe Prizes Awarded at the End of Sale day! The lowest rates 1988 LAMBORGHINI JALPA One owner, 20K original miles, all books, tools and records. Full 20K service just completed by actory authorized dealer. 1967 CAMARO PACE CAR Extremely rare, one of only 5 known to exist. Full ownership history and documentation. 3961325 with RAJ , speed transmission. Fully restored. 1968 DUKES OF HAZARD"GENERAL LEE" CHARGER Authenticated by Warner Bros., in all original condition. Comes with statement of authenticity and buyer agreement. Painted in Hemi orange. 1933 Ford Allovvay Coupe Kugle stage III suspension and chassis, 4 wheel power disc brakes and 350 Chevy engine, AC, power windows, and CD stereo. 1933 FORD 3 WINDOW COUPE Gibbons body, hand made chassis by Jim Taylor, LS-6 Chevy engine with Weber carbs,Turbo 400 trans., keyless entry, leather interior, AC and CD stereo. L.? Lt E LLt 3 It L sponsored by Events With Taste , 16#041iiiir Deals on Wheels Publications k,sdrance Tribune East Vail. & J BEST BANC & co blye Beq Rad EVENT Scalls061 SITE  PASO1 ON11 FREE Insurance Coverage from Grundy Worldwide! FREE Shipping delivery to you door with Purchase! 4117 north 16th street • phoenix arizona 85016 • Fax 602-252-6260 602-252-2697 .Piewm . www.russoandsteele.com 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE L88 ROADSTER One of only 5 known to existThe most collectable Corvette muscle car ever produced.Well documented and certified with kill ownership history 44, mi. THE BIDDERS PARADISE! Bidders Credentials include EVERYTHING: Admission for you and one guest to ALL three nights auction and entertainment. Do not forget, RSVP for the Thursday Night Preview Gala by January 4th, LAST YEAR WAS SOLD OUT! Relax and enjoy the fully catered bars and dinner buffets. of the weekend! 4% No Reserve 8% Reserve S500 Entry Fee 1969 MUSTANG BOSS 429 KK 1530, with only Ilk original miles. Multiple magazine feature for authenticity and originality. Unrestored and correct to the minutest detail, 1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE LS6  454 cubic inch big block engine pumps out 450 HP.  4-speed manual, recirculating ball steering, front disc  and rear drum brakes and an Overhead valveV-8.  2001 FERRARI 550 BARCHETTA One of the exclusive and instantly"sold out" production run of 127 U.S. cars. Do not miss the first opportunity to own this open Ferrari excitement!


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You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Fax 503/253-2234, e-mail: mail@sportscarmarketcom Dear SCM: I must take exception to your characterization of the Fine Sports Cars XJ13 "Jaguar" replica as a "fake" (December 2001, page 29). As defined, a fake is "a thing that is not what it purports to be, a worthless imitation passed off as genuine." Keith, I ask you, just who is trying to pass these cars off as being real? Who is suggesting they are universally eligible for sanctioned racing venues worldwide? Nobody. Let's reserve the term "fake" for the purportedly genuine cars that are built-up from the parts do with myth than reality. The real iota indeed had fuel tanks in the sills, was built to a large extent in lightweight Avional and had a dry-sump/ limited-slip differential configuration. A true recreation would start from a lightened/strengthened SV chassis and would faithfully re-create what was in essence a blood-and-guts Le Mans race car for the period. Many Miuras have had some iota treatment, usually involving a few rivets here and an open fuel-filler cap there, in a desperate attempt to link themselves to the iota mystique. Most of these cars are worth less than a standard Miura of similar condition and are not ideal for a serious collector. Their modifications do absolutely nothing for the pure lines of one of the most beautiful automotive shapes ever conceived. Six of one, a half-dozen of the other. bin or newly manufactured "clone cars" attached to a factory ID plate. Let's reserve the term for those fakers who fabricate racing history or significant provenance where none exists. I have personally inspected Fine Sports Cars "Jaguar" XJ13 and D-type (the D-type was side by side an original barn fmd at Monterey a few years back). The Fine Sports Cars product is extremely correct, accurate and well executed. Ashton Marshall is to be commended for his commitment to accuracy, quality, value and safety. Some of us weren't around to buy the originals and don't want to vintage race or enter a concours. Are these cars practical? Please— how practical is a real D-type? Are they a great investment? No! (But I'll bet one could match the ROI on your recently divested Ferrari). Today's modern, factory-built, high-quality replicas are amazingly accurate simulations of the genuine item. I for one am grateful that these cars are being "re-made" and would consider buying one. Please continue to include them in SCM, and as always thank you for a great read each month!—Mike Heatley, Richmond, VA Mike, we never said that a modern, factorybuilt, high-quality replica of anything can't be a superbly built machine. And yes, they do let those of us who don't have the resources to own million-dollar cars have a taste of the experience. But we also don't understand the line you draw between replica and fake. Isn't one just a nicer way of saying the other? Would you call a replica real? If it is real, isn't it a real fake? In any event, we're sure that the ROI for any car we discuss in SCM, real or not, is far superior to what we achieved with our departed 330 America (which the new owners have already pulled the engine out of preparing to give it the rebuilt heart it so richly deserves).—ED. Dear SCM: Michael Duffey hits the nail on the head in his Etceterini piece on the 1969 Miura iota (October 2001, page 25). With the notable exception of the one-and-only iota, in the Lamborghini world the term "iota" has more to 10  The iota myth, erroneously perpetuated over the years by journalists doing poor research and almost nonexistent factory record-keeping, has four SVJ cars being built. These cars were SVs built in the spirit (if not in substance) of the original Jota. Actually, factory records and independent research clearly show five SVJ cars built by the factory during Miura production, which ended in October 1973. These five cars were all based on SV chassis and had the chassis numbers 4860, 4934, 4990, 4956/5100 (a long story!) and 5090. SVJs were not a Miura production variation but rather a factory modification special, best described as a "reminder" of the original Jota. Any value that these cars have over a standard SV comes in part from the fact that the mods were actually done by the factory during Miura production and in part due to the mystique of the original destroyed iota. It is essential, however, to point out to true collectors that none of these cars had official factory SVJ chassis ID plates, factory external badging or uniform completion (each one differs slightly in external appearance and detail). The slightly crude, homemade look courtesy of crookedly cut vents and all those rivets on that beautiful body leaves a little to be desired. Another iota myth over the years has been that the "real" SVJ cars had uprated mechanicals. Factory workers who actually assembled the SVJ cars have confirmed to me that they simply had basic SV mechanicals throughout upon completion. Any slight power increase came from the straight-through exhaust systems fabricated for each car. I made a careful inspection of the very original-looking SVJ S/N 4934 and found this to be correct 30 years after the car had been built. In fact, I observed that the large brake vents cut into the sides of the SVJ's fenders are non-functional dummies; for aesthetic effect only! The iota myth at work. Perhaps one day someone will faithfully recreate the original real iota from an SV chassis (as Wallace did from chassis 5084) and enthusiasts can again enjoy the famed original so irresponsibly written-off by a joyriding dealer.—Joe Sackey, Laguna Niguel, CA Dear SCM: Congratulations to Keith on his purchase of the '91 Lotus Elan. I am sure he will find this modem sports car to be very competent. I have one question, though. Does it have a soul? All in fun, of course.—John Peak, via e - mail Good question, John. We've just gotten the car back from the shop and tucked it into the garage. It's rainy season here in Portland, and I'm loathe to drive this car, which is unfamiliar to me, very hard on slick streets. Does it have soul? My recollection is that the SCM readers who wrote in to discuss the Miata/ soul question were emphatic that it is seat time in a car that creates a bond between driver and machine, and that just because a car doesn't break down, or leak oil, or fail to start, doesn't mean you can't fall in love with it. The Lotus is the newest sports car I've owned—the previous record holder was a 1974 Alfa GTV. Or maybe a 1980 Ferrari 380 GTSi. Or Cindy's 1978 Spider. I forget. But none of those cars had anywhere near the "newness" of the Lotus. I can say that it is great fun to turn the lights on in the garage and be assaulted by its bright yellow color. Is that the beginning of soul?—ED. Dear SCM: I fmd your entire magazine, cover to cover, very entertaining and informative, even though some parts address topics or cars where I have little current interest. I note with agreement your addition of a subtitle "The Complete Insider's Guide to Collecting" with the August issue, and additional words "Classic, Antique, Sports, Hot Rod, & Muscle Cars" with the October issue. I am glad to see you defining the scope of your publication in this manner. To those not in agreement with your expanded scope (beyond true sports cars), I suggest that some day they may extend their car interest to include other types and marques as well. Many experienced enthusiasts and collectors have done so. I think the more we know about what's going on out there, the better. Regarding your eWatch column, the fact that people will spend big money over the Internet for a car they have not seen is just amazing to me. I learned with my first collector car purchase years ago that there is nothing that can replace a personal inspection, however inconvenient that might be. I made quite a few disappointing inspections before I found the car I wanted to buy. Pictures just cannot describe a car as completely as necessary to make a decision that will result in a satisfying purchase. First, there is the question of accuracy. Most sellers are unlikely to photograph details that detract from a car's presentation. There are a few dealers who value their reputation and integrity higher than their need to sell any particular car, and will fully disclose in both pictures and text the flaws as well as the desirable features of their offerings. My hat is off to them. I know some of them and I would not hesitate to buy a car from them, if they were selling what I wanted at a correct price. However, this level of integrity is uncommon, and caveat emptor is the general rule in the collector car market. Second, how am I to know if I can love a certain car if I don't see it? The best collector-car buying advice I ever received was "Never buy a car you can't love." Most cars just don't look quite the same in person as in a photograph. 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this wouldn't be a problem if I were buying a '57 Chevy or an MGA. We've all seen plenty and we know what they are. But how can you judge a oneoff or few-off car you haven't seen? Recently I came across an interesting car on eBay, offered by an auction company representing a private seller. It is a rare car with only about five made, and although I'm quite familiar with the marque, I've never seen one with this particular body. When I asked about an inspection, I was told, win the auction, make a deposit, and then you can look. They stated: "Let me tell you why we do not allow for an inspection before buying the car. Previously, we let people inspect the car beforehand, but the potential buyer would bring a check/money order for the amount they wanted to pay. The majority of the time, the seller would break down and accept the offer and this would leave us, the representative, out of the picture. Because of this problem, we have decided to forgo letting individuals visit with the cars beforehand." Well, I am not about to commit myself when I don't know if I really want to buy, and I will therefore pass on a possibly very desirable car. I think auction companies should want us all to "mean it" when we make a bid. I also think the auction companies should welcome a buyer who is informed, recognizes a great car, and is willing to offer an over-the-top bid for exceptional merchandise. Do you think this no-inspection policy implies inferior merchandise? That is my guess. In this particular case the car probably won't make reserve. I think auction companies should want every buyer to be a happy buyer because that's just good for business. In time, when enough buyers have backed out of deals they find they don't really like, perhaps this rule will change, but that is not the path I think the on-line auction companies would like to see this venue take. I would appreciate your perspective on this policy and where you think all of this e-marketing of cars is going. I also think an article on buyer mentality would be very interesting. Achieving the correct balance between emotional (buy everything) and practical (buy nothing) motivation is an elusive goal — Bill Vatter, via e mail - Bill, you raise several important issues here. The first, curbstoning or going around an auction company, has existed since the first auction was held. A car doesn't sell, a buyer comes up to a seller and says, "Meet me outside the gate and we'll do the deal. You'll save the seller's premium and I'll save the buyer's premium." SCM has consistently editorialized against this type of unethical, grubby behavior. Auction companies deserve the money they make, for they bring buyers and sellers together. They put up tents, run ads, hire auctioneers and office staff get insurance and more. So it is understandable that an auction company representing an on-line sale might be wary of bidders trying to go around them to save a commission. However, it seems they could enter a binding agreement with a seller, and perhaps take title to the car, before putting it up for auction. If the car sells within 30 days of the close of the auction, for instance, they could be entitled to a commission. This is not an uncommon situation. You will never stop the cheapskate cheaters from trying to gyp the auction companies out of their hard-earned fees. But you can do a few things to minimize the possibility. Now, as to the other question you raise, which has to do with bidders not performing after they have bid. The fact that on-line auction companies don't force bidders on items above $1,000 to pre-register and guarantee some portion of their The Best Just Got Better! 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But when I sent negative feedback for his failure to perform, I got negative feedback in return, claiming that I was "not the type of understanding person the on-line community needs." Understanding? This jerk had just cost me a week of time while I waited for the auction to close, and had scared off other bidders as well. Clearly, on-line auction companies find less risk in having sellers deal with dead-beat bidders than trying to address this issue themselves. My personal solution, when I relisted the car was to put the following statement in my listing: "Notice—I will personally phone or e-mail each high bidder when we are within 48 hours of the close of the auction, for you to verifir your bid and your intention to perform. If you do not respond, I will cancel your bid." Second time around, I e-mailed every high bidder; and every one responded. The car sold, the money came in, and away it went. So that is my way of dealing with this. But I still feel very strongly that the on-line auction companies should be attempting to develop guidelines for expensive items that will help prevent bids from electronic joy-riders who have no intention of following through with a purchase.— ED. Dear SCM: Your continued reference to 20 Lancia B24 Spider Americas in the hold of the Andrea Doria has prompted me to point out that this story has been proved to be unfounded. Mr. Francesco Gandolfi of the Italian Lancia Register has campaigned long and hard to quash the Andrea Doria story. Further ammunition was recently added to his argument when the Lancia Motor Club obtained the Lloyds report dealing with this subject. The report makes absolutely no mention of any Lancias, only the Chrysler Norseman (a prototype, I believe). In short, the extensive list of goods and cargo doesn't even mention the word "Lancia" and this fact alone, bearing in mind the rules of maritime law, suggest that the story and attendant spin-off tales regarding Max Hoffman's refusal to pay, etc. are false. When you add this fact to Mr. Gandolfi's long list of evidence (too voluminous to list here) that refutes this myth, I believe it's time to put this story to rest. However, if you have some further facts on this matter, I am sure the Lancia world is waiting to hear it.—Jerry Wynkoop, Salem, OR Jerry, some myths are simply too good to let die. I suggest we organize an expedition to the Andrea Doria and take a dive into the hold (a true "Insider's Tour"). There are professional dive companies that are currently offering dives on the Andrea Doria. Worst case, there are no cars there and we have to revise our comments. Best case, you can snag some parts off the Spider to put on your own Lancia B20.—ED. Dear SCM: Why is it that your writers cannot resist the temptation to take cheap shots at some models (Fiat Dinos) and clubs (Bugatti Club). I find your reference to the "hopelessly inbred Bugatti Club" (October 2001, page 54) quite inappropriate for a respectable magazine. Are not all one-marque clubs inbred? Try to keep your biased personal opinions to yourself and your publication will be better received.—Jack du Gan, American Bugatti Club, via e - mail Did we call the Fiat Dino club inbred as well? It's hard to imagine hot-blooded Italians sticking so close to home.—ED.• Sports Car Market


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 With Your Renewals Comments ) 11111.11M Quit rating Ferraris with major flaws (stories, engine swap, etc.) higher than other magazines rate Ferraris with similar flaws. You seem to be in love with these cars.—George Murphy, Oak Ridge, TN Our auction analysts call them as they see them.—ED. You keep making it better all the time.— Edward A. Soens, San Diego, CA I really can't think of anything I would like to see changed.—Louise D. Shames, Westwood, MA for repairs. Print a directory of recommended garages George Leopard, Rochester, NY — Richard Banel, Arlington, WA. Prices just aren't changing enough to warrant devoting eight pages a month to them. We're even wondering if quarterly is too often. Most price guides come out annually.—ED. SCM and Auto Week are the only periodicals I subscribe to. Can you feature more race cars?—Carlo L. Claudio, Mill Creek, WA The only improvement I can see would be We prefer to feature shops that are recommended by readers.—ED. Change nothing  great job! hove the magazine the way it is.—Dr. Phil Turner, US Navy Include more muscle cars and more American iron. A monthly price guide for everything would be nice, particularly with price changes. — a bit more coverage of the lower-priced autos at auction.—David E. Stow, Duvall, WA. You must have enjoyed the LeMay auction report, with its $30 per car average selling price.— ED. I enjoy your magazine as it is, thanks. — Lichty, Canton, OH Keep it the same cool, humorous, sophisticated, down-to-earth, nose-in-the-air magazine it has evolved into.—Rick Albrechtson, La Crosse, WI How about starting an e-mail alert to get auction results out fast, or more reference to your on-line resources. — Kevin Whalen, Hingham, MA. This is all a part of the SCM GOLD package, which you received notice of recently—ED. Each issue could arrive earlier and on a more timely basis.—Hector Martin De Campo, Oakland, CA. Hector; we are in a huge fight with the post office over this. We recently changed to a printer in Midland, Michigan (we were formerly printed in Medford, Oregon). The post office guarantees a maximum of a two-week delivery time for second class periodicals. Yet in November; we mailed the maga- — Stephen Gibbens, Centerline Automobili, Boulder, CO Great job don't loose the edge.—Robert zine on the 20th of October, and by November 20th some California subscribers had still not received their issues. Of course, you can imagine how receptive the post office is to our concerns. But we're continuing to battle with them.—ED. More/all in color.—James Springhill, Mantua, NJ. As of last issue, all of the auction reports are in color—ED. More auction reports.—Auto Shoppe, Inc., Albuquerque, NM This is a first class effort! Keith was highly spoken of at the Alfa Owners Club this last week.—David C. Nelson, Akron, OH. I guess they didn't read what I recently wrote about the future collectibility of automaticequipped Alfettas.—ED. Your mag is great as is! I look forward to reading it cover to cover. An addition that would please me would be just a one-line compilation of all the cars sold at each auction. — Al Roberts, Portland, OR. Al, Old Cars Weekly does a good job of the linear listings. We would rather devote the available space to our in-depth presentations of a select group of cars.—ED. And thanks to all of you for your renewals and your thoughtful comments.—Keith Martin & Cindy Banzer• nadagulg FRE  • Automobiles  • Classic Cars  • Limousines • Motorcycles/ATV's  TAciffg OT www0@idI@i AMERICA'S LEADING SOURCE FOR USED VEHICLE VALUES FOR OVER 68 YEARS N.A.D.A. Appraisal Guides • P.O. Box 7800 • Costa Mesa • CA • 92628 • (800) 966-6232 • FAX (714) 556-8715 4  Sports Car Marke s Powered 13y N.A.D.A. Appraisal Guides America's Leading Source PRIRM 111- • Recreation Vehicles  • Boats b0000M • Personal Watercraft • Airplanes YEE 8R


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II) Collecting Thoughts A Fool and His Miura Nft,  by Paul Wilson on't buy a Miura. otic problems: who hasn't heard of Miuras that have burned to the ground, crashed because of too much aerodynamic lift or destroyed their engines due to metal chips from the gearbox contaminating the oil in the shared engine/transmission sump. Everybody knows why, of course. The first week you own it, you'll face a bigger repair bill than your daughter's tuition at Vassar. Exotic car, ex- Then, finally, we're ready, and I set it free. What a joyful noise! No engine has more variety in its sounds–it's uncomplaining at legal speeds, full of dark mutterings on half-throttle, fiercely triumphant on full acceleration. And loud! There's a barn on one of the back roads that reflects the sound back at me – whaaah! when I go past. I love the acceleration, light steering and low, secure stance, but the sound is the best part. So what was I doing, some fifteen years ago, when I got a Miura (SIN 3778, an early S) for myself? Was I so rich that giant repair bills didn't matter? Not at all. My daily driver Honda has 240,000 miles on it, and for most of my life my income would have qualified me for food stamps. Am I a fool? Well... Some people, like that sober, responsible, respectable adult that I somehow never grew up to be, would consider anybody a fool who even wanted a Miura. After all, what would Consumer Reports say – practice in double-clutching, I sometimes feel a tingle in my fingertips. But these things don't spoil my pleasure because I know that old cars never do everything well. I shift deliberately, corner at moderate speeds, and savor those bursts of speed down short straights on the back roads. For what it does do well, there's nothing like a Miura. Taking out the Miura is like going for a walk with a young retriever. It rushes ahead with such infectious excitement, and expresses such joy and exuberance that I never return home without a happy smile. Other things I love: the looks, of course, ESSi How about those reliability problems? Actually, there haven't been many. When! got the car, I replaced all cooling hoses and fuel lines, flushed the hydraulics, adjusted the timing chains and carefully inspected everything. I check all fluids every time out, watch the gauges closely, listen for odd noises, watch for leaks. I change the oil and filter regularly, but not obsessively. I put valve-seat lubricant in the gas. If you start with a good car, these habits will go far to prevent disaster. Not only a trunk, but a handy way to make cottage cheese. about such a car? In terms of passenger space, noise level, rear vision, ground clearance, convenience, ergonomics, crashworthiness—in nearly every category they measure, in fact— the Miura would score abysmally. But was I a fool judged by a more appropriate jury, specifically people who gurgle engine noises in their throats when they see a Miura, but have limited patience or funds to deal with trouble? By this standard I walk free: in my long ownership, my Miura has given me huge pleasure, and has had very few problems. First, the pleasures. The Miura always starts and always runs well, even after not being driven for months. It takes a while to limber up, so we rumble along gently for six or eight miles. I don't attempt a shift to second (higher gears work okay) until the oil is warm. I just enjoy one of the world's best driver'seye views, and listen to the Miura's special sounds, the transfer-gear whistle and the busy valvetrain working just behind my head. January, 2002  especially from the side and rear quarter. The goofy details. On my car, for example, Lamborghini put air conditioning controls and outlets on the dash, but forgot the rest. A bank of unlabeled toggle switches is perched on the roof above the rear-view mirror. If you fiddle and watch and listen, some reveal their function, but others don't seem to do anything— and the owner's manual is in Italian. There's a radio between the seats that's inaudible once the car gets going. Everything in the trunk tumbles around when you lift the rear body to check the oil, and its contents are roasted by the nearby mufflers. maybe?–to the guys at the local shop, who rebuilt it for $75. Little things always need attention, of course. I replaced the clutch master and slave cylinders with identical Lockheed parts dug from my Formula Ford spares box. I put on a new muffler. The starter quit, but it looked familiar–Bosch, The abnormal rear tire wear was a deeper mystery, but once the problem was correctly diagnosed–sagging springs–an afternoon's work installing homemade spacers took care of it, and also eliminated the squirmy feel the car had on the road. That's about it. And why not? It was a well-kept car with 30,000 miles when I bought it, and I've only added a few thousand miles since. Other quirks are not endearing. Cornering speeds are limited not by over- or understeer, but by oil pressure, which drops alarmingly at fairly moderate Gs when the oil slops away from the sump pickup. I wonder how many unlucky owners discovered this too late? The gearchange is heavy and balky, and my car (like most) has weak synchros. Even with a lifetime's In the late '80s Miuras zoomed from $45k to $200k, then dropped significantly in the '90s. In today's market, there's not much spread between a doggy Miura and a great one: both are around $100k. If you buy a beater, you'll be miserable. But if you get a good one, and give it love and attention, it will be a sweetheart. And whenever you start reflecting on the meaning of life, you can just close your eyes and imagine the sound the V12 engine makes as it comes on the cam.• 15


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" The Wrenching TRUTH  A look at repair and restoration shops recommended by SCM subscribers. Please send your suggestions for shops for us to consider to copyedgsportscarmarket.com , fax 503/252-5854. Beckmanby Mpt ish-made Pullmax machine to do beading and nibbling, and a Piccolo, made by the Swiss company Eckold, for shrinking and stretching ofmetal. Beckman started out doing collision repair with his father in Oklahoma. Then he spent four years at Metalcrafters, a shop in Fountain Valley, California, which built the pre-production Dodge Viper and Prowler show cars. IR The tight deadlines of building prototype cars meant working 65 to 100 hours a week. "I learned a lot about deadlines," Beckman recalled. "It was sink or swim." Afterward he shaped metal for a couple of Ferrari restoration shops in southern California: European Auto and Steve Tillack. Beckman also worked for the Orange County branch of Giorgio Giugiaro's company, Ital Design, for a year and a half, concentrating on prototypes. Finally, Beckman opened his own shop almost three years ago. His clients are mainly Ferrari restoration shops that need body work done on their projects. About 80 percent of the cars he works on are in the midst of full restorations. He straightens out panels, replaces them with new ones if necessary, fits all the old trim and makes new trim when needed. Beckman's shop just finished building a body and repairing a tube frame for a Cisitalia 202 Cabriolet. It was the rustiest car he had ever worked on. Fortunately, the customer provided a Cisitalia coupe to use as a pattern to make a new body from scratch. Beckman took the coupe to Ital Design, where a digital arm read points off the car in a process called digitizing. After these measurements were entered into a computer, he received printouts on graph paper of the car's shape. Using the paper, Beckman made wooden bucks that he used to check the fit of the aluminum body panels he created. "I put it together like a huge jigsaw puzzle," he said. He also created a grille, headlight bezels and rocker trim this way. The tubing of the Cisitalia's frame was badly rusted. Beckman could salvage only the rearmost 16  epairing and replacing body panels is the specialty of Steve Beckman and his company, Beckman Metalworks. The tools of his trade are an English wheel for shaping metal panels, a Swed- a lworks 24 inches, the motor mount tubes and a few others bits. He will re-create the frame using metric steel tubing from a company in Ohio. A 1960 Ferrari California Spyder SWB is in Beckman's shop right now. It had suffered front and side damage that was incorrectly repaired. It was built on a combination of oval, round and rectangular tubes. In addition to the frame, he will make new inner panels for the engine compartment, fender wells and trunk. If an original panel can be saved, then Beckman 1.41.4tatm, J.11,4- 114 ,r444044444,4 7.-"444.4044' ttoktiAtir L taitclus - the hinges and they would drag, which could lead to sagging doors. This car, which is said to have raced at Le Mans, is one of only two made. "It was the most beautiful car I've worked on," Beckman commented. Another recent project was a '54 Porsche 356 bent-window Cabriolet. Crash damage to the right front had been poorly repaired. The position of the headlight was off by half an inch and so was the wheel opening. Beckman cut the fender off, repaired the inner fender and put things back in their proper place. DBR2 had its panels aligned at Beckman .1/eta/works. will fix it. "I think the car is worth more if it's more original," he said. But some bodies are in such poor condition that a new one must be made. He decides if a repaired piece will be strong enough and not crack next to a weld. Often it is cheaper to make a new panel, but to his clients, cost is generally secondary to preservation. Beckman prefers to work on Italian cars built to around 1972, including Ferrari 275 and 330 models. "They were more hand-built up though the '60s. After that they are more like production cars." Shop  Although he prefers Italian coachwork, Beckman Metalworks Owner  Location  Number of staff  Number of bays  Years in operation  Hourly rate  Specialty  Phone  Fax  Steve Beckman Costa Mesa, CA 4 4 3 $55 body panels 949/574-2557 949/574-2557 Recommended by SCM subscriber Willy Mueller Beckman has worked on exotic cars from other countries as well. For example, a 1957 Aston Martin DBR2 was in his shop for panel fitting and paint. He aligned the doors, put in new hinge pins and added a better guide for the striker. The original angle caused tension on "Half the stuff we do is fixing poor repairs," Beckman said. Other body damage is caused by rust and by electrolysis from contact between the car's steel structure and its aluminum skin. As he takes hand-built Italian cars apart, Beckman is impressed by the skill of the craftsmen who built them. "Sometimes I think, this guy was damn good to create this in the first place." Of all the coachbuilders, Beckman admires Pininfarina's work the most when it comes to the fit and smoothness of the panels. He enjoys the opportunity to continue in this tradition of hand crafting metal. "My favorite part is making aluminum body panels," he said. "It's totally different from steel. I like the way you can get it to move quickly. I like torch welding it together." Since he works for restoration shops, not retail customers, Beckman only deals with four to five clients. "They trust me and I trust them," he said. "They know my work." Beckman's bill is based on the time and materials required for the job. He provides his clients with a rough estimate beforehand and tries to keep costs within that figure. "I take photos of everything we do and send that with the bill so they know what I am doing." Together, Beckman and his client make a plan of how to restore a particular car. "Usually, my clients want it exactly back to original," he explained. "That's our goal, to make it what it looked like from the factory. I only have two rules: I don't work for free and no fiberglass." "I fix cars as if they were my own," Beckman continued. "I know what a dollar's worth and restorations are very expensive. But I also believe that no matter how expensive a car is, it is still just a car and should be driven and enjoyed for what it is.". Sports Car Market


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ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular text classified only $15 per month. 49 FRECCIA D'ORO, 6C 2500,25 years inside storage, very solid body, original paint, full sunroof (one of 10 known s/r cars), 18" wires, one cab, not running, owners manual $25,000. gardenstate graphics@attnet, 732-563-0074 days. NJ 55 1900C Super Sprint Zagato, Original, matching numbers, very low tans, in perfect condition for a simple restoration. Rare opportunity to acquire a super MM eligible car. Call 207-236-0041 or fax 207236-0056, esotericeng@aol.com . ME 55 PININFARINA COUPE, one of 100 made and 20 known to exist, wire wheels with knock-offs, needs light restoration $25,000 0110. 6530-878-220. IL 57 SPYDER, needs restoration, offers. Hans, 562-434-9627. CA 58 GIULIETTA, needs restoration or for parts $3,000. 480-922-3778. AZ 61 GIULIETTA SS, project, solid body $4,900. 425-603-9612. WA 61 GIULIETTA SS, full restoration, paint, chrome, interior, 1600 engine installed, original, 1300 engine included, concours winner $26,000. 203-266-7008. CT 62 GIULIA SPRINT, Speciale, covered headlights, solid unrestored car, call for details $15,000 OBO. 630-878-2200. IL 65 GIULIA SUPER, project or parts, some small parts missing $2,000 OBO. Bill or Jeff, 847-234-2800. IL 69 1750 GTV, European car with original Webers and deluxe interior, engine and driv- etrain/brakes restored in 1977, car has been in storage from '79 through current, car needs rockers $9,000. 207-882-5033. ME 69 GTV, 1750 Euro model, red, mint condition, dual carbs, runs strong, recent paint, new carpet, tires and fuel pump, all chromes are in good cond, well kept and maintained $12,000 BO. Dacron, 510-915-4771. CA 69 GIULIA SUPER 1600, 1 - owner only, outstanding condition, 100% original, gray, tan interior, Italian plate $12,500 firm. email: wlaimer@hotmail.com. 70 GTA, Junior Cr 2. Ex-1973 Austrian championship car, all period Autodelta modifications, include ultra rare narrow guillotine injection head, wide magnesium Campagnolos, etc. Complete, tidy and ready to race except for dismantled engine. Many extra spares include engine, aluminum and glassfibre bodywork, etc. $27,000. erik.cyrus@telia.com, +46 706573200. 79 SPIDER, hard top, runs and drives, some rocker rust, jack points good, needs restoring $1,350. 804-372-3406. VA 81 GTV6, 55K mi, mechanically maintained, runs excellent, body rusted, good for restoration or parts, also ask about parts for this car $1,700. Ray, 631-669-1245. NY 81 SPIDER, kept original, new brakes, tires, shocks, clutch and top in last 2 yrs, runs and looks great, silver paint good, no major rust or dents, 39K orig mi $5,900. 631-723-0708. NY 82 GTV6 BALOCCO, 224 of 350, 49K miles, original paint, records from '82-current, museum quality 310-659-2538. CA 30,000 SCM Reports Cars • Photos • Market Info www.sportscarmarket.corn Are you buried in your collector car? Share your grief with like souls . Send a photo of your car with 300 words to: Our Cars, c/o Sports Car Market magazine, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. FREE ALFA CATALOG! Restoration & Replacement Parts, Giuliefta through 164 Jon Norman's ALFA PARTS / New, extremely competitive "value pricing" on all parts. / Over 20 years of Alfa experience. Street & race. / 1300, 1600, 1750, 2000, V6 - we know them all / ORDERS WILL NOT GET LOST & YOU WILL GET THE RIGHT PART THE FIRST TIME! In California, call: 1-800-890-ALFA (2532) or 510-525-9435 18  a fa romeo parts Call: 303-447-0239 or fox 303-447-0257 www.centerlinealfa.com Sports Car Market


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82 SPIDER VELOCE, red w/a beautiful brown interior and Robbins cloth top, excellent Texas body, 58K mi, perfect condition 972-998-0490. TX 873.0L MILANO VERDE, no rust, always garaged until June 2000, 117,000 miles, recent drive shaft couplings, timing belt, radiator $4,750. 609-397-8185. NJ LITERATURE ORIGINAL SALES BROCHURES, owners/shop manuals, posters, photographs, racing memorabilia, for many 1920-present US/foreign automobiles, sports/racing cars. Stamped envelope, specific request. I also buy literature. Walter Miller, 6710 Brooklawn, Syracuse, NY 13211. 315-432-8282, fax 315- 432-8256. (NY) PARTS PARTS FOR SALE, Giulietta Spider and Sprint sheet metal—doors, hoods and trunk lids. Various rear ends in all ratios. Top frames, starters and transmissions also. Some engines and blocks, cams and suspension bits. Please contact me for prices or inventory list. email: giuliasuper1967@aol.com Fred Schueddekopp, 714-379-9084. CA WANTED GIULIETTA/GIULIA Wanted: Project car, parts car, entire parts collection, and condition, will clean-up garage, will travel e-mail: drew@rockisland.com, 360-378-3013. WA Don't hesitate to buy cars in Europe! • • It doesn't take more than a phone call to have them professionally shipped to you. Contact the specialist in Europe! c.a.r. logistics Phone: Fax: +41 31 888 14 24 +41 31 888 14 25 e-rnatcarlogapaokimpexch Amid i americani della Mille Miglia ROAD EVENTS FOR 2002 CALIFORNIA MILLE — May 11-16th Our international event, open to cars appropriate to the Mille Miglia and American cars of the same era. Limit 65 cars, entry deadline is Feb. 11 LA CARRERA NEVADA — June 19-22 Open to historic cars built before 1955 and post-historic cars up to 1965 Our fifth year with car shows, street parties, speed and skill tests along the 1000 mile route Entry deadline is April 1st . THE DOUBLE 500 — June 29th A 500-kilometer, 1-day event for cars worth $500 or less. No entry fee,simply show up at 6 am at Denny's in Corte Madera, CA on June 29" 1 . MILLE AUTUNNO della cinque passi — September 12-15th A 2-1/2 day tour of the magnificent Sierra Nevada mountains. Join us as we travel over 5 passes on our 700+ mile journey. Open to all sporting cars built before '72. Deadline for entries is July 15" 1 , USfr o° 77 20  For entry forms or further information call: Amici americani della Mille Miglia 415.561.8402, fax 561.8422 Sports Car Market


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eEtceterini & Wends Market Place ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular text classified only $15 per month. BUGATTI 27 TYPE 37, like new restoration, approved by BOC and given BOC ID #23 561-659-4422 days. 561-585-6738 eves. FL CITROEN 65 VANETTE 2CV, runs excellent, has some rust, equipped w/camper gear, unique $3,995 shipping. 805-966-3272. CA 72 DS-21, Citromatic, a very good original car, second owner has had for 14 years, driven regularly $4,800 OBO. 540-3870111. VA 76 2CV CHARLESTON, lovely maroon and black art deco paint scheme, recent new frame, floorboards, roof, exhaust, etc., low miles, unleaded engine, disc brakes, runs like the wind $8,500. 301-587-8635. MD D.ATSUN 66 DATSUN 1600, "Rising Sun," wellknown Colorado racer, meticulous construction, condition and graphics, spares, trailer, fresh motor, wonderful toy $13,000. Fazio's e-mail: Fazioauto.com, 303-935-6336. CO DELAHAYE 51 235 COUPE, Paris show car, the first car made of the 235 Series, unrestored $25,000 OBO. 630-878-2200. IL DEUTSCHBONNET 55 HBR5, vintage racer, great condition $14,250. 407-895-4836 message. FL FIAT 38 1100 BARILLA, burgundy and black exterior, velour interior, runs excellent, restored in late '80s, suicide front doors, 4speed, very clean $12,000. 914-237-0100. NY 55 600, new paint, interior, driving $4,900. 250-573-3280. CANADA BC 67 124 SPYDER, convertible, red exterior and black interior, complete car that needs cosmetics, runs great $2,500. Richard Diorio, 805-969-5819 office. FAX 805969-4961 CA 70 500, in good cond, 2-cylinder, 499cc, air cooled, runs/drives, less than 10 feet in length, fun to drive, head turner $2,900 also motor and parts. 905-475-6513. CANADA ON 71 500L, 100% restored, new motor, 650cc, floors, skins, wiring, nicest you'll see, 55 mph $8,900 firm. 847-332-1323 weekends. IL 73 850 CONVERTIBLE, runs well, new paint, top and interior, no rust ever $2,400. 732-938-5326. NJ 81 2500 CONVERTIBLE, original owner, 43K original miles, original 5speed, red/tan, good condition $8,900 firm. 856-845-2361 days. NJ 82 124 TURBO, 76K, 5-speed, fuel injection, only 14 made w/factory Turbo, I - owner, original factory bill of sale, excel- lent condition $7,800. 617-783-3078. MA GHIA 67 450 SS CONVERTIBLE, hard top, rare, 52 produced, Chrysler drivetrain, automatic, Borrani wire wheels, metal tonneau cover, beautiful sleek car $50,000. 714846-2769. CA 71 CONVERTIBLE, red, older restoration, excellent condition, canvas top, leather extras $8,500. 602-277-6949 work. 602992-9870 home. AZ ISO 67 ISO RIVOLTA, 327/300 hp, 4-speed, restored Borranis, new interior, shocks, windshield, front end and more, very classy and fast, motor in excellent condition, transmission and clutch rebuilt $21,000 OBO. Mike, 602-220-0400. AZ 68 ISO GRIFO SERIES I, very rare 7ter, li- 427/400 hp, I of only 66 built, completely restored, 46K original miles, rust/ accident free CA car, full leather interior, power windows, power brakes, a/c, custom sound system w/10-stack CD, Borrani wire wheels and special order Turbo 400 transmission $85,000 partial trade considered. 818-676-0919. CA LAMBORGHINI 66 400GT, metallic blue w/cream interior, it had a complete restoration in '89, 1,000 miles since, twin gas inlet model, 1 on each side of rear, alum hood and trunk lid, it is not a 2+2, a collector's piece $80,000. 310- 476-1625. CA 76 URRACO P200, 66 produced $25,000. 214-648-2885. TX 85 COUNTACH 5000S, 6 Webers, very fast, great condition $82,000. 937-5465765. OH 87 COUNTACH QV, red/tan, Euro spec, EPA/DOT, perfect condition, full service just completed, including new clutch $110,000 0BO. 678-296-7785. GA 91 DIABLO, white w/black leather interior, 18K miles, never driven in rain or show, garaged w/cover, mint condition $110,000. 800-892-0555 days. 978-4683220 eves. MA LANCIA 55 B205, 1236 desirable 4th Series, Ihd, floor shift, Nardi wheel, fresh mechanical restoration done $59,500 OBO. 949-6421969. CA 56 B24 SPIDER AMERICA, new paint, chrome, interior, top, mechanically perfect, wire wheels, perfect condition 203266-7008. CT 57 B245 1416, convertible, fresh mechanical restoration, original chrome/interior $65,000 OBO. Tony, 949-642-1969. CA 60 FLAMINIA CT 2.5, Super Leggera, silver, red seat, old restoration, runs, extremely well kept by technician. original 23,403 km, owner's and shopmanual $18,500. 914-632-4039. 718920-1401. NY www.chnstophgrohe.com The connoisseur's address for selected fine classics DELAHAYE 235 "L'Elfe" by Figoni, 1952. The last Delahaye bodied by Figoni. This unique car will be exhibited on my trade-stand at Retromobile in Paris. February 8th to 17th 2002. Picture: "Archive Claude Figoni". FIIVE :z  P.8.84 CH-1164 BUCHILLON SWITZERLAND  January, 2002 Tel: 0041.21.807.35.65  c 1;2 Fax: 0041.21.807.34.23  E-mail : christoph.grohe@ytx.ch 21


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82 ZAGATO, 59K original miles, red/ black, very good condition, southern car, no rust, not driven in winter, rebuilt, power windows, power steering, rack, dimmer switch, cassette, beautiful new seats, top, belts and taillights $3,500. 518-869-1278. NY MASERATI 62 3500GT, sunroof, overhauled engine $18,500. 626-966-8708 fax/phone. CA 67 MISTRAL COUPE, 350 Chevrolet V8, 4-bolt, 350 auto, Borranis, very reliable, looks and runs well, very original looking, drive anywhere, blue metallic, nice chrome and interior $15,500 OBO. 925846-5241. CA 67 QUATTROPORTE, with Ford engine and trans, project car, needs to be finished $6,000 BO. 617-783-3078. MA 74 KHAMSIN, light blue on black interior, 5-speed, CA car since new, mechani- cally very strong car, needs minor cosmetics and windscreen $11,900. Tom, 818-7906597. CA 75 KHAMSIN, black/tan, 5-speed, 46K miles, good condition, lots in receipts $20,000 OBO. 310-274-7440. FAX 310274-9809 CA 77 KHAMSIN, blue/blue, USA, 5-speed, 85K original miles $16,000. Marc, 805781-2300. CA 78 KYALAM I, red/black, 5-speed, fast, rare and classy $16,500. 201-567-7224. NJ LITER•VTURE ORIGINAL SALES BROCHURES, Owners/shop manuals, poster, photographs, racing memorabilia, for many 1920-present US/foreign automobiles, sports/racing cars, stamped envelope w/ specific request. I also NI) literature, Walter Miller, 6710 Brooklawn, S3,racuse, NY. 13211 e-mail: wvvw.autolit.com , 315-432-8282. FAX 315-432-8256• DON'T MISS A CAR! Auction Reports, Mini-Profiles and more! Call our 24-hour subscription hotline 1-800-289-2819 and get started today! www.maseratinet.com ILMASERATIF Ck NCE 1916 1916 fie INTERN i■TIC•et 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; the famous 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 your name, address, and credit card number; you'll receive a packet of Maserati information by Air Mail. $70 USA members, $80 Canada, $100 all other countries. Join now! MASERATI PARTS TOLL FREE 1-800-MASERATI (627-3728) New & Used for All Models. Providing owners with knowledgeable, courteous, prompt professional express service since 1976. Next-day service our speciality. Competitive Prices. $10 million inventory. Service shop discounts. VISA / MC / AE Technical Assistance Line: USA + 425-455-4707 Fax: USA + (425) 646-5458 P.O. Box 1015, Mercer Island, WA 98040 USA E-mail: mie@maseratinet.com Francis G. Mandarano President 22  r?-2 : Serving the Maserati community since 1976 Ferrari Maserati Lancia Fiat  www.Italparts.com Alphen aid Rijn-Holland borghini Fax: +31(0)172-240536 E-mail: info@italparts.corn Speciali7ed in Italian car parts & pre-war car parts. VIA IL LI 0 4, 4 ITALIA REPRODUCTIONS  Call for Catalog PO. BOX 2360 ATASCADERO, CA 93423 805-466-6293 Italian Look to ItalianCarParts.Com for the Quality products you need to restore & maintain your Italian Cal: Visit our website & on-line Catalog for the largest selection of parts and accessories on the World Wide Web. rts.Com. 503.655.9811 PO. Box 515 West Linn, OR 97068 USA INTERMECCANICA 'Mirrors ITALIA • APOLLO 'Bumpers  'Emblems  'Weatherstrip 'Exterior Trim 'Windshields 'Interior Parts 'Much More! SEE WHAT WE DO Restore your car—better than new! Sleeve and rebuild brakes: master, wheel, calipers, servo, slave, clutch cylinders and boosters, reline shoes • Lifetime Warranty • Quick Service White Post Restorations One Old Car Drive • PO. Drawer D, White Post, VA 22663 ($40)837-114o • www.whitepost.com Sports Car Market


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W 49 LINCOLN COUPE, factory race prepared, dual carbs, cottage cheese frame, auxiliary tank $20,000. 650-854-1755. CA 55 CHEVY BEL AIR, 2-door hardtop, red, gray leather interior, 355 w/671 GMC blower, 400 Turbo, all fresh $18,500. Dave Halvorsen, 402-486-1168. 402-4329834.NE racer, great condition $14,250. 407-8954836 leave mess. FL 55 DEUTSCH-BONNET, HBR5 vintage 58 JAGUAR XK 150, 3.4 S roadster (Salt Flats racer), rare, original and complete 3.4 S chassis, engine, sub-body and doors, rolls and steers, factory o/d, needing complete outer body, int and chrome, etc., looking for rust-free roadster body parts car $10,000 OBO. 510-523-9917 leave message. CA 59 CORVETTE, race history and recent updates, gorgeous car $18,500. 616-2532017. MI racer, 948 full race, red, spares, ex-SCCA H-production Nationals $7,900. 425-6039612. WA 60 AUSTIN-HEALEY, Bug Eye vintage 62 LOTUS, Super Seven Series 2, street or track, has correct 1500 non-crossflow Ford w/dual Webers, new Panasport wheels and fuel cell, spares include 1500 Ford engine and four Mini-Lite wheels $19,500. 717732-3361. PA 63 JAGUAR, lightweight clone, all aluminum panels, built w/many factory light- weight parts, never raced $145,000. 805-3760400. CA 64 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL, all original, needs restoration, runs well, approx 95K miles $1,000 OBO. 360-679-4687. WA 64 CORVETTE, vintage race car, approx 600 hp, 4-speed, roll bars, 5-point harness, fuel cell, onboard fire extinguisher, race disc brakes, extra wheels/tires, extra rear duff, extra trans, original hard top and soft top, have parts to make street legal, documentation $45,000 BO. John, 972-758-2604. TX 64 MERCEDES 230SL, set up for vintage sports car racing, SVRA, HSR compliant, suspension mods, roll cage, fuel cell, fresh modified 2.8 motor, show quality paint, race ready, schools only $28,000 OBO. 330-5622841. OH 64 OLDSMOBILE F85, the absolute best of everything 455 Olds, Turbo 400, 9-in Ford, outstanding detail, beautiful chrome, arrow straight body w/candy brandwine House of Kolor urethane, Weld wheels, every nut and bolt removed, cleaned, refinished or plated, great performance $14,000. 414-302-0709. 414-483-8850 . WI 65 ALFA ROMEO, a very original TZ1 Stradale, #s match, delivered new to France, a lovely original car, mechanically a rocket w/a little scratch on upshifting to second gear $225,000. Garry Roberts, 949-650-2690. CA 65 CORVETTE, B-production convertible, race ready, SVRA medallion, pro-built 327, Muncie, fire system, J56, log book, vintage raced since '84, professionally maintained, spares $65,000. Dave Rex, 757-5650500. VA 66 MUSTANG GT COUPE, world record holder, the Buckaroo, restored to race condition $40,000 will trade. Mustang Shop, 800-865-7937. TX 66 MUSTANG SHELBY, GT350, B pro- duction, SVRA gold Medallion, fully sorted and prepared race car, brand new, no expense spared, road race engine, call for details $55,000 US/firm. Jim Marshall, 905-684-1288 EST. CANADA ON 67 MUSTANG COUPE, set up for vin- tage Trans Am racing, roll cage, 302 w/ manual transmission, positraction, call for details $28,000. 225-768-7333. LA 68 TRIUMPH GT6, British Racing Green, race car, 2L 6-cyl, with significant history, completely restored 97, car is in OH $8,500. 860-653-3118. CT 69 CAMARO Z-28, SCCA/Vintage race car, roller $14,000. 317-826-9551. IN 69 CORVETTE, factory L-88 road race cony, 1 of 4 built, purchased new and raced by Herb Caplan, last raced and won Road Atlanta by Elliot Forbes Robinson in '78, great race history and still in great race condition $135,000 Trades considered. 714325-4490 days. 714-418-0167 eves. CA 69 PORSCHE 911 SPYDER, with RS body, has fresh 3.0 engine, clutch, brakes, suspension, also full roll cage, fuel cell, fire system race seats and harnesses, all records for the past 30 years $13,900 OBO. 617-696-3656. MA ager."' R4401 71 PORSCHE 9I1S TARGA, signal orange, full leather black Recaros, a/c, groundup restoration, 4K miles on engine and transmission, outstanding example $23,000 OBO. 561-283-7988 eves. FL 73 BMW 2002 Tii, Ground-up restoration, new everything, Alpina dill, 5-speed, adj front camber plates, Mini-Lites, 195 hp high compression engine, this car is an instructor car, too much to list, call for details $31,500 firm. Tom, 888-5337223. NC 74 FERRARI 246 GTS, metallic blue, navy interior, 26K miles, original owner, looks and runs great $82,500. 440-4424088. OH ever produced, 160 mph speedometer, does 158 mph, 4-wheel disc brakes, Euro headlamps w/wiper/washers, cruise/climate control, sunroof, preheater w/timer, power windows, power locks, power steering, no rust, astral silver, blue leather, original condition, stored inside $5,000 neg. 830-510-6551. TX LITERATURE ORIGINAL SALES BROCHURES, owners/shop manuals, posters, photographs, racing memorabilia, for many 1920-present US/foreign automobiles, sports/racing cars. Stamped envelope, specific request. I also buy literature. Walter Miller, 6710 Brooklawn, Syracuse, NY 13211. 315-432-8282, fax 315432-8256. (NY)• Amid americani della Mile Miglia ROAD EVENTS FOR 2002 CALIFORNIA MILLE — May 11-16th Our international event, open to cars appropriate to the Mille Miglia and American cars of the same era Limit 65 cars, entry deadline is Feb 1 1. LA CARRERA NEVADA — June 19-22 Open to historic cars built before 1955 and post-historic cars up to 1965. Our fifth year with car shows, street parties, speed and skill tests along the 1000 mile route. Entry deadline is April 151 THE DOUBLE 500 — June 29th A 500-kilometer, 1-day event for cars worth $500 or less. No entry fee,simply show up at 6 am at Denny's in Corte Madera, CA on June 29"). MILLE AUTUNNO della cinque passi — September 12-15th A 2-1/2 day tour of the magnificent Sierra Nevada mountains Join us as we travel over 5 passes on our 700+ mile journey. Open to all sporting cars built before '72. Deadline for entries is July 15"'. For entry forms or further information call: Amici americani della Mille Miglia 415.561.8402, fax 561.8422 January, 2002  23 78 MERCEDES-BENZ 4505E, 3rd 5.0L


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Auction CALENDAR All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. JANUAR). 2002 Florida - January 4-6 EBAY/KRUSE - Ft. Lauderdale Arizona - January 11-13 EBAY/KRUSE - Scottsdale Arizona - January 11-14 SILVER - Fountain Hills Arizona - January 16-20 BARRETT-JACKSON - Scottsdale Arizona - January 17-19 RUSSO AND STEELE - Scottsdale Arizona - January 18 RM AUCTIONS - Florida - Phoenix January 25 BONHAMS - Cavallino Florida - MECUM - Kissimmee California - FEBRUARY, 2002 February 2-3 SPECTRUM - Van Nuys Oklahoma - February 8-10 SMITH & SANTIAGO - Oklahoma City Washington - February 9-10 SILVER - Puyallup France- February 12 CHRISTIE'S - Paris England - January 25-27 New Jersey - February 21-24 EBAY/KRUSE - Atlantic City Iowa - February 22-23 MECUM - Des Moines Oklahoma - February 22-24 EBAY/KRUSE - Oklahoma City California - February 23-24 McCORMICK - Palm Springs England - February 25 BONHAMS - Hendon II 1RCH, 2002 England - March 4 COYS OF KENSINGTON - Islington Arkansas - March 8-9 EBAY/KRUSE - Hot Springs Florida - March 9 RM AUCTIONS - Amelia Island Washington - March 9-10 SILVER - Seattle Arizona - March 15-17 INT. CLASSIC AUCTIONS - Gilbert Illinois - March 15-17 MECUM - Chicago Texas - March 15-17 EBAY/KRUSE - New Braunfels California - March 23 MECUM - Pleasanton England - March 25 CHRISTIE'S - London APRIL, 2002 Germany - February 20 H & H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire You can't trust them with just anyone. Prized Possessions. TBA COYS - Essen California - April 5-7 SPECTRUM - Palm Springs California - April 6 MECUM - Delmar Texas - April 6 INT. CLASSIC AUCTIONS - Amarillo Louisiana - April 6-7 EBAY/KRUSE - Shreveport England - April 10 H & H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire Tennessee - April 13 MECUM - Knoxville Missouri - April 20 MECUM - Kansas City Nevada - April 19-21 "THE AUCTION" - Las Vegas Oregon - April 20 SILVER - Portland Missouri - April 27 April 26-28 EBAY/KRUSE - Branson Florida - MECUM - Orlando Idaho - April 27 SILVER - Boise England - TBA COYS - Islington Ill Y. 2002 Indiana - May 3-5 EBAY/KRUSE - Auburn Texas - May 3-5 SMITH & SANTIAGO - Dallas Wisconsin - May 11 MECUM - Madison Monaco - May 17-19 COYS OF KENSINGTON - Monte Carlo New York - May 18 CHRISTIE'S - Tarrytown England - May 18 CHEFFINS - Kent Illinois - May 24-26 MECUM - Belvidere New York - May 25 KENSINGTON - Bridgehampton England - May 29 H & H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire Nevada - May 30-June 2 EBAY/KRUSE - Las Vegas JUNE, 2002 Montana - June 1 SILVER - Billings England - TBA No matter what your prized possessions are, our dward-winning equipment provides immaculate, enclosed, ,loor-to-door transport. We offer containerizing for overseas shipping, automobile storage, and pier service. Featuring HighwayMaster satellite tracking/communication systems. Visit our web site at www.horselesscarriage.com COYS - London Oklahoma - June 7-9 EBAY/KRUSE - Tulsa Idaho - June 15 SILVER - Coeur d'Alene England - June 22 CHEFFINS - Bedfordshire JULY, 2002 England - TBA COYS - London • klarruttle kLarricr.s., 61 Iowa Avenue • Paterson, New. 24  fitrivey 07503 800-631-7796 • In NJ 973-742-2692 ,i-fax 973-742-8369 I For your FREE Auction listing in this directory, please contact Brian Rabold. 503/261-7127 x203, fax 503/253-2234, or e-mail: copyed@sportscarmarket.com. SPORTS CAR MARKET The Complete Insider's Guide to Collecting Sports Car Market Wyoming - July 6-7 SILVER - Jackson Hole Colorado - July 19-20 EBAY/KRUSE - Denver England - July 24 H & H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire Michigan - AUGUST 2002 August 3 RM AUCTIONS - Aubum Hills Nevada - August 8-11 SILVER - Reno California - August 16 RUSSO AND STEELE - Monterey California - August 16-17 RM AUCTIONS - Monterey California - August 17 BONHAMS - Quail Lodge California - August 18 CHRISTIE'S - Pebble Beach Indiana - August 29-September 2 EBAY/KRUSE - Auburn Idaho - August 31-September 1 SILVER - Sun Valley SEPTEMBER, 2002 New York - September 21 RM AUCTIONS - New York City England - September 21 CHEFFINS - Bedfordshire France - September 21-22 COYS - Le Mans England - September 25 H & H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire Texas - September 27-79 EBAY/KRUSE - New Braunfels England - OCTOBER, 2002 TBA COYS OF KENSINGTON - Westminster Pennsylvania - October 11 BLACKHAWK - Hershey Missouri - October 18-20 EBAY/KRUSE - Branson NOVEMBER, 2002 California - November 1-3 EBAY/KRUSE - Santa Clara Texas - November 22-24 EBAY/KRUSE - Dallas California - November 23 November 27 November 23-24 McCORMICK - Palm Springs England - CHEFFINS - Cambridgeshire England - H & H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire DECEMBER, 2002 England - COYS - TBA Westminster•


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• Etceterini & Friends Market Place 1989 Lamborghini Countach Anniversary Chassis number: ZA9CAO5AOKL T r he Countach debuted at the Geneva Auto Salon as a show car in 1971 and was introduced to the European market in 1974. In polite terms, the name Countach is Italian slang for "Good Lord!" or simply, "Wow!" This exclamation aptly describes most car lovers response on seeing the car for the first time. Wildly futuristic in — the '70s, the Countach was the work of Marcello Gandini at the Carrozzeria Nuccio Bertone. First introduced as an LP 400, the Countach was equipped with a dual overhead-cam V12 engine that went through several changes. The models that followed were the LP 400 S, the LP 5000 S and the LP 5000 QV. The final version of the Countach, the flamboyant 25th Anniversary model, adopted the larger, 48-valve (four per cylinder) version of the V12 engine. Displacement was just over five liters. The engine was fitted with Bosch fuel injection, replacing six two-barrel Weber carburetors. A total of 1,385 Countachs were produced over the full model run, which ended with this Anniversary model in 1989. Years produced  Built to celebrate Lamborghini's 25th anniversary, this special edition featured restyled front air dam and air intakes, front and side skirting and wide wheel flares. There were more than 500 changes in total, including an upgraded Alpine sound system and immense Pirelli P-Zero 345/35 ZR15 tires. During the peak of the market in late 1989 and early 1990, Countachs like this one sold for more than $400,000. The example shown here is a true "time capsule" car, showing just a few delivery miles on the odometer. In virtually every respect, the car is as new, including its rare factory pearl red paint. In addition, EPA and DOT releases and California title are on file. This amazing car offers a chance for the astute collector to travel back to a time when it was possible to buy this factory supercar brand new. This car was sold for $99,500 at RM's Monterey sale on August 18, 2001, including buyer 's premium. Children of every race, size, age and gender can pronounce Lamborghini, and recognize the Countach. Our editor tells me that when he attended, with Ms. Banzer, a Guggisberg auction in Geneva over a decade ago, her boys, then six and nine years old, had only one request— to sit in the white Countach Guggi was about to hawk. Havingjust had the dubious honor ofcelebrating my 10th year hosting the exotic car display at the New England Auto Show, I was dumbfounded January. 2002  SCM Price Guide  Number produced  Original list price  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Alternatives  Web site  every time a pint-size boy or girl uttered LAM-BO-GEENY. There is a secret gene that lets rug rats know what Lambos are, and Prowlers and Vipers as well. (Lets hope the straight-laced, teutonic masters of Chrysler manage to figure out that minivans may bolster sales figures, but "halo cars" are what get the next generation buzzing.) In the '80s, no teenager 's bedroom was complete without posters of Farrah Fawcett and of a Lamborghini Countach, each badly thumbtacked to the wall in a manner guaranteed to drive wallpaperconscious mothers to distraction. 1974-88 (1989 for Anniversary) 1,317 (68 Anniversary models) $100,000 Engine compartment, on the frame rail between the engine and trunk Between the cylinder heads $80,000-$100,000 $1,650-$2,200 $225 Lamborghini Club of America, One Northwood Drive, Suite 7, Orinda, CA 94563 Ferrari Testarossa, Lotus Esprit, DeTomaso Pantera, BMW MI www.lamborghiniclub.com In grown-up circles, Countachs had their moment in the sun in 1989-90. I recall Montereyauction meister Rick Cole proclaiming, as a 25th Anniversary Countach crossed the block at the DoubleTree Hotel, his famous maxim, "You can never pay too much, you can only buy too soon." Strangely enough, Mr Cole seemed to own half or three-quarters or eleven-tenths of the 68 Anniversary Countachs produced, and sold them for astronomical amounts. What a coincidence. The current Countach market is almost a non-market. Several dealers I have spoken to are unwilling to write a check to stock one. Hence, retail and wholesale are really the same number I've seen cars with 20,000 miles offered in the $65k range. This car, in as-new condition, was a fair-enough deal at $99,500. However, if the new owner actually wants to use the car, he should have a thorough inspection and major service performed first. Age and nonuse are enemies of things like rubber seals and electrical connections. The catalytic converters on Countachs have been known to cause problems as well; there 's nothing like a cat fire that turns your Lambo into a marshmallow-toaster to ruin your day. As a future invesment? You never know. It 's been suggested to me by more than one or two enthusiasts that these cars have not hit their stride in collectibility, and that ten years from now they will emerge as first-tier collectibles. Then again, by then South Beach may go back to the retirees, and Farrah Fawcett will be leading aerobics classes in assisted-living homes.—Steve Serio (Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company)• 25


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1121011PL F Chassis number: 15211 errari phased out the 365 GTC in 1969, leaving it without a luxury two-seat coupe in its model lineup. Daytona production was moving at a high rate but its Berlinetta characteristics didn't satisfy an important Ferrari client group that wanted a luxurious Gran Turismo. Into thebreechPininfarina and Ferrari launched the 365 GTC/4 at Ferrari's usual new model introduction site, the Geneva Auto Show, in March 1971. Based on the Daytona, with some features borrowed from the 365 GTC and 2+2, the 365 GTC/4 represented a very logical progression for Ferrari. The chassis, except in one important detail, was a 100-mm stretched Daytona. That detail was the five-speed transmission's location. Unlike the Daytona's transaxle, the C/4's was mounted more conventionally directly to the engine. The C/4 borrowed the 2+2's oleo-pneumatic selfleveling rear suspension, presumably to accommodate its owner's voluminous luggage in the spacious trunk that Pininfarina sympathetically provided. One very important benefit from the 100-mm wheelbase stretch was increased room for taller drivers, a welcome change from the Daytona, which is uncomfortable for drivers over six feet tall. Luxuriously equipped, the 365 GTC/4 came with ZF power steering, a radio and most had air conditioning. A rarely selected option was a fully automatic transmission. Pininfarina's design for the 365 GTC/4 was executed in steel, with pop-up headlights and a low oval grille designed with the US low-speed crash requirements in mind. The hood sloped gradually back from the grille to the windshield base, giving the car a low profile—facilitated by the substitution of six side-draft Weber DCOE 38 carbs for the Daytona's down-drafts. The carbs were mounted to ingenious intake manifolds that were integrated with the outboard (exhaust) cam cover on the four-cam engine. Ferrari built some 500 examples of the 365 GTC/4 during its two-year production run, numbers that show the market's strong endorsement of both the concept and execution of this luxurious Gran Turismo. Numbers produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Years produced  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Web site  Market Review Buyer's Guide 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Coupe style. Calling this car the civilized Daytona or the grandfather to the 456 GT would be fair. But here's the catch. To my eye, these cars are extraordinarily ugly. Our esteemed editor is fond of pointing out that some irreverent Italians (ones who don't make their living selling fake gold-plated Ferrari key chains outside the factory museum in Maranello) refer to C/4s as "the hunchback with clown lips." Black is the best color on a C/4 because the DOT plastic front bumper blends in with the rest of the car, rather than protruding like the lips on a bloated grouper fish. Ferrari Club of America, Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358; Ferrari Owner's Club, 8642 Cleta St., Downey, CA 90241 Alternatives  Stamped plate in the engine compartment on inner left fender; top of steering column Left side of engine block $24,000-$27,000 $45,000-$70,000 $6,000 $300 1971-72 500 C/4s are also well known for their ability to suck money out of an owner 's wallet the way Ross Perot took booty from General Motors. The service costs related to the inaccessible side-draft Webers will soon have you looking for a 125% home-equity loan. www.ferrariclubofamerica.org; www.FerrariOwnersClub.org Aston Martin DBS V8, Iso Grifo, Maserati Ghibli, Lamborghini Islero or Jarama The 365 GTC/4 pictured here has received a comprehensive restoration in Switzerland with receipts totaling $187,000. A US version, the 365 GTC/4 has been looked after by Ken McKay's Boston Sportscar in Weston, Massachusetts, where its cosmetic appearance and mechanical condition have been maintained to the highest standard. Fitted with optional and highly desirable chrome wire wheels, its new owner will be proud to be seen driving or showing it in tours, cruises and other events. This car was sold for $55,000, including buyer's premium, at RM's Monterey sale, held August 17,2001. First, a correction: This car had mag style wheels, not wires as described by the auction company. There, that takes care of a pet peeve: inaccurate catalog descriptions. Now, on to the car GTC/4s have always intrigued me. They drive well, have enough power (320 bhp) for their size and are quite nimble with the ZF power steering. As GTs go, they do what they were meant to do in comfort and 28  else's restoration. Allegedly, $187,000 was spent restoring this Ferrari in Switzerland. In the October issue, SCM's on-site reporter noted an incorrect dashpad, horrible paint to the wheels and an afiermarket steering wheel. (I guess $187k just doesn't go as far as it used to, at least in Switzerland.) He rated this car a #3-. I disagree strongly Yes, the dash pad is wrong, the wheel paint is weak and the radio looks silly. But these are all easy fixes. Having seen this car up close in Massachusetts, I'd say a little peeling back of the tacky outer layer would reveal a spectacular restoration and car It has covered just 5,237 ions since restoration, which makes it as new. Given that most vintage car owners put less than 3,000 miles on a car each year that gives you at least four or five years until any scheduled service. As always, the cheapest way to own an exotic is to purchase a fully restored, out-of-favor car and just drive it.—Steve Serio (Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company)• Sports Car Market The only solution to the stylistic problem is to install a fitted car cover with cut-outs for the windows and headlights, and leave it on while you go driving (we call this the "brown paper bag" approach). The solution to the service costs is more straightforward. Purchase a car like Lot #68, here, and enjoy the fruits of someone


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illit -4111•■■.- Sheehan Speaks by  Michael Sheehan F40 at F50: Bucking the Trend hile 360 Berlinettas and Spyders, 456 GTs and 550 Maranellos and Barchettas are dropping in price, F40s and F50s are increasing in value. Why? 360s, 456s and 550s are all massproduction Ferraris, with more coming off the production line every day. As supply meets demand, their prices come down. Further, many of these cars are driven on a daily basis, racking up the miles. With time they become "just used cars," albeit very exotic, exclusive and state-of-theart used cars. But F40s and F50s are entirely different animals. There were only about 200 factory-built US-spec F40s and around fifty US-spec F50s. They were the most exclusive Ferraris of their eras ('88-'91 and '95-'97). When new, all were sold to those with the right connections to be at the top of the lengthy waiting lists, and the financial wherewithal to pay $300,000 to over a The Italian Superbird. All markets seek a level. Despite a list price of around $300k, the first few F40s were sold for over $1m. Prices dropped, bottoming out in the late 1990s at approximately $250k-$275k, before climbing to today's $300k-$350k level. 111F-1111111111111111111111111F- 1401 12th Avenue • Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 329-7070 OF SEATTLE 1999 355 F1 Berlinetta - Red on Tan, 9k miles, Scuderia Shields, Challenge grille, Red calipers. drilled rotors. $142,000. For complete inventory, visit our website www.ferrariofseattle.com million dollars for a car that they would, in all probability, rarely use. A new F50 listed for about $450k, but could only be leased, not purchased. As they came off lease, prices started to rise and never stopped. Today, a very lowmileage (under 1,000), well-documented and properly serviced F50 will easily bring a mind-boggling $750k. With only fifty US cars built, this is the price of exclusivity. Service problems on both the F40 and F50 are minimal, even when buying a 500-mile "garage queen." The F40 tensioner bearings tend to tighten up, causing the outside of the cam belt to scuff and gall against the tensioner, leading to belt failure; the bellhousing is magnesium and consequently emits gases that will cause the clutch hydraulics to fail. The major problem with the F50 is its all-electronic instrument cluster. Prior to purchase, the car should be run through its entire start-up and electronics check sequence. If some part of the dashboard is defective—not an Continued on page 74 1999 360 Modena - Two to choose from. 1999 White on Gray, 3k miles, warranty. 2000 Red on Black, Fl transmission, 2k miles, warranty. 1999 355 F1 Spider - Tour de France Blue on Tan, 8k miles, Scuderia Shields, Red calipers, K40 radar. $155,000. 2001 Porsche 996 Turbo - Dark Blue on Natural leather, 2k miles, 6-speed, wood and aluminum interior trim, heated seats, remainder of factory warranty. $115,000. January, 2002  2001 360 Spyder F1 - (USA Version) Red on Tan, 300 miles, Fl transmission, Sport seats, Red calipers. Challenge grill, Scuderia shields. Call for more information. 1994 512TR - Azzuro Hyperion (1 of only 3 in USA) on Dark Blue leather, 14k miles. Tubi exhaust, Alpine CD & Alarm, recent complete major service performed by FOS. $119,000. 29


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dilt) Chassis number: 0231191 Engine number: 0211462 A fter joining Alfa Romeo in 1923, Vittorio Jano created the all-conquering P2, an expedient design based largely on Jano's experience with Fiat's 1923 Tipo 805 GP car. Jano refined the best elements of the Tipo 805 and designed around some of its weaknesses. But this was not the creative Jano, it was the practical engineer going only as far as necessary to achieve the objective in the time available. The P2's 1925 championship initiated a long series of victories. Jano next turned to passenger cars to succeed the Merosi-designed RL and RM series. Merosi's L-head six- and four-cylinder cars were now dated and Alfa needed something better. For 1927, Jano created a legendary six-cylinder that was to set new standards for lightweight, high-performance motorcars: the 6C 1500. The 6C 1500's engine was a masterpiece of design and construction. The iron cylinder block and head were each single-piece castings. The block mated to a light-alloy crankcase and sump. Initially a singlecamshaft design, a twin-camshaft supercharged powerplant, designated "Super Sport," quickly became the standard for performance. Unlike the P2 and later 8C designs that used a geartrain to drive the camshafts, Jano utilized shaft and bevel gears for the 6C. The chassis was low and lightweight, featuring semi-elliptic springs front and rear. While Alfa Romeo could, and in many cases did, clothe these artistic machines with its own bodies, most were supplied in chassis form. They were the basis on which the best coachbuilders of the era expressed their ideas for both open and closed automobiles. Touring, Castagna, James Young and Brianza produced coachwork for this chassis, but most of all it was Zagato whose Spiders have come to epitomize the sporting 6C series. These cars were a triumph of balance, quickness and controlled responsiveness over ponderous leviathans, and were potential winners in any event. Number produced  SCM Price Guide  Original list price  Years produced  Tune-up/major service  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  This Alfa is one of only a few, perhaps as few as four, known to survive. According to Angela Cherrett, Registrar of the VSCC Alfa Section, this ANONIMA LOMBARDA FABBRICA AUTOMORILI Tipota  Market Review at Buyer's Guide MILANO ti N. MM 1928 Alfa 6C 1500 Sport Zagato . Vintage Sports Car Club (Britain) Alfa Section, A. Cherrett, 121 Russell Road, Newbury, Berlcs RG14 5JX, England 6C is the oldest of them. Fortunately, its inherent quality and presence has kept it in the hands of Alfa enthusiasts who have preserved it. The panels still carry their original Zagato job numbers. Sympathetically restored by Hill and Vaughn more than a quarter century ago, this car has been shown, raced and toured in historic events, driven by such luminaries as World Champion Phil Hill. It has garnered many Best of Show trophies and a first in class at Pebble Beach. This car sold for $112,200, including buyer 's premium, at the RM Monterey sale on August 18, 2001. Merosi was a master of designing passenger cars but his Grand Prix cars were disasters, and Nicola Romeo wanted a change. Jano was hired with the understanding that he was to develop a sports car based on a winning Grand Prix Alfa Romeo. He delivered beyond Romeo 's wildest dreams, for his 6C 1500 and 6C 1 750 Zagato-bodied Spiders became the standard against which all prewar lightweight sports cars were mea- 30  Alternatives  Bugatti 38, 40 or 43, SS Jaguar sured. Because they reflected many features of the P2, contemporaries regarded the 6Cs as road-going versions of the Grand Prix car On the other hand, this car is proof that peiformance really matters. While the "standard for performance" 6C 1500SS claimed a top speed of 87 mph, the 100-hp 6C 1 750GS, first introduced in 1929, could almost reach 100 mph. The unsupercharged Sport model, with twin cams but only 60 hp, offers no more than 78 mph. Few people want to spend more than $100,000 for a sports car that can barely outrun an early VW Beetle. This car also proves that intelligent marketing is an essential element of a successful sale. This is the oldest Jano-designed car in private hands, a Hill and Vaughn restoration that has been maintained with few expenses spared. However it has been seeking a buyer for years, finally selling in Monterey for $112200. The sale price can be compared to a supercharged 6C 1500SS Zagato that sold for $230,683, including buyer 's premium, at the Brooks Goodwood Festival of Speed auction on December 18, 1999. Jack Becronis was a great Alfista and the owner responsible for restoring this car At the time of his death, his wife knew little about his cars, and listened to some very bad advice. The initial asking price was more appropriate for a supercharged car yet 171 (all body styles) $95,000-$115,000 $18,000 $500 1928-29 Intake side of block Engine bulkhead the widow, probablyfearful ofbeing taken advantage of refu.sed to consider lower offers. A stalemate between seller and buyers continued for years before reality dawned By that time, every reasonable offer had already been refused and the cars market was threadbare. Whether or not $112200 is an appropriate value depends entirely on how you regard the car As the oldest example of afabulous series, designed by one of the automotive greats and restored to perfection, it's an absolute bargain. As a practical piece of sporting entertainment, that kind of money will buy you more testosterone. The new owner will probably want to keep the car for a while, until markeVace memories have faded—Pat Braden (Editors note: We are advised by the auction company that the high bidder in Monterey failed to petform, and that this car was subsequently sold to the underbidder, an SCM subscriber who is known for creating Cal(ornia-based vintage road rallies.) (Historic data courtesy of auction company)• Sports Car Market


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1979-85 Mazda RX-7 n 1979 Mazda jumped into the two-seat sports car market with the basic, nofrills, rotary-powered RX-7. The car was an instant winner, and Road & Track referred to it as "a major breakthrough for the enthusiast." Its primary competition, the once lean and mean Datsun 240Z of the early '70s, had become the 280ZX, an overweight boulevard cruiser. i Mazda had been using the Wankel rotary engine in its cars since the late '60s, but problems with poor fuel economy and high emissions limited its appeal. However, the type 12A rotary engine used in the RX-7 underwent a host of improvements that both boosted horsepower to 100, improved fuel economy to 20 mpg and increased the longevity ofthe seals of the rotors. 0-60 times of 9.2 seconds were recorded, along with a 122 mph top speed—very respectable performance for the base price of $6,395. In 1984 the top-end GSL-SE model received the 13B rotary, a 1308-cc engine that produced 135 bhp and 133 lb/ft of torque. The 13B was equipped with Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection as opposed to the four-barrel Nikki carbs of the earlier cars, helping make this model much quicker than its predecessors. First-year model with standard wheels. When looking at a used RX-7, the drill is the same as with any low-cost sports car that may have spent time in the hands of budgetminded but lead-footed owners. Avoid cars that have evidence of serious collision damage. Check doors and rear fender lips for rust. Sunroofs leak with age, leading to corrosion in the floorpans. By now, most RX-7s will benefit from replacement of suspension joints and bushings. However, front ball joints are integral with the lower control arms and must be replaced as a single piece, an expensive proposition compared to an American car. High-mileage cars are suspect in that the early engines, if neglected, tend to die once they pass 100,000 miles. Also, Mazda Masters in Sunnyvale, California, notes that on first-generation (1979-85) engines in particular, oil on top of the engine indicates a leak that can only be fixed by replacing the engine. Due to the unusual engine configuration, some mechanics are reluctant to work on RX-7s. Finding a competent mechanic may be more difficult than finding a good car. A superb RX-7 should cost $3,000 to $5,000; don't waste your time considering the $1,500 dogs that litter the classifieds. Option packages don't make a significant difference in price, so look fora fully loaded car in superb condition. With nearly 500,000 built, RX-7s are unlikely to appreciate significantly. However, with their rotary engines, they provide a unique motoring experience and represent a piece of automotive history, both of which can be yours at a very affordable price. And finding a good RX-7 is probably as easy as opening your local newspaper.—Travis Geny• Years produced  Production  Club  Mazda Club of North America, P.O. Box 11238, Chicago, IL 60611, 773/769-6262, fax 773/769-3240 www.mazdaclub.com Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap & rotor  Chassis #  Engine #  Web site  Front of engine, next to distributor Alternatives  Original list price  1979-85 474,565 $6,395 (1979 RX-7 S) $125 $17 Door jamb Datsun 240Z, Fiat X1/9, Porsche 924 AU1FIDACIIE11111_11A LIMITED EDITION AND ORIGINAL AUTOMOTIVE ART 1638 SE 11th Avenue, Canby, Oregon 97013  1-800-452-8434 Email: Steveaustingcanby.com www.steveaustinsautomobilia.com New Alain Vilboux Originals 'Golden Era' 31" x 16"  $3,100 Visit LIS at 'American Beauty' 39" x 32"  Giclee on Canvas, Limited Edition of 100  Barrett-Jackson Inside main tent opp. restaurant $5,200 $450 Prints and originals by: Fearnley, Rowe, Watts, Vilboux and more. 'La Femmes Fatale' 30" x 24" $3,800 Giclee on Canvas, Limited Edition of 100 $450


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High Price for Gasoline by Carl Bomstead otobili • • uality porcelain signs are the hottest automotive collectible at auction, both live and on the Internet. In the past year, a few high-end signs have exceeded $10,000, but this Musgo Gasoline sign is the first we know of to reach $20,000. It was sold by the Illinois-based Aumann Auctions, a well-established firm that specializes in farm and tractor auctions, and has been making recent inroads into the collectibles field. This sale, which included several hundred lots, was from one individual's lifetime collection. It was a live auction but was also broadcast over the Internet with on-line bidding through BidSpotter.com . Q A sign can bring this kind of money when it meets the three key elements of automobilia collectibility: rarity, condition, and subject matter. In addition, this particular sign was well-promoted with advertising in specialized gas and oil publications and flyers that were mailed to a list compiled from swap meets. In addition, they have a Web site (www.aumannauctions.com) that provides information on their events. The Musgo brand was used by an obscure company, Muskegon Oil, that was located in Michigan and was in business briefly from 1927 until 1929. Their demise was not unusual as, in that era, thousands of small independent oil companies entered and left the field with regularity. Dominic Dobson 206-689-2420 e-mail at dominid@seattle.orcabay.com 1955 Jaguar short-nose D-Type 1972 Porsche 917-10 Rare ex-Penske/Follmer factory car. 1972 Can-Am Championship winner. 5-liter aluminum/ magnesium 12 cyl. twin-turbo 920 hp, rebuilt engine. Restored in 1998 by Vasek Polak Racing. Spare normally aspirated 5.4-liter engine and body molds. A fast and reliable car in excellent condition throughout. Colonel Ronnie Hoare's personal road car. Excellent, very original 3.4 liter example. Mild and correct restoration recently.completed. All matching engine & gearbox. Very nice condition in all respects with concealed drivers side roll hoop. Under 20K original documented miles. Some UK race history. Extensive records and detail. Object: Musgo Gasoline 48" Porcelain Sign—Lot #45 Auction: Aumann Auctions, Inc., Belvidere, Illinois, October 20, 2001 Estimate: None given Sale Price: $20,000, including 0% buyer's premium ROLLS-ROYCE ik BENTLEY But it wasn't rarity alone that contributed to the value of this sign. The condition of this sign was stated to be excellent with only very minor edge rust, which is acceptable in the sign collecting community. What is not acceptable are chips in the image area and amateur restorations. Unlike collector cars, restoration detracts from the value of a sign, and while there are a number of professional Just $3,333 per color sign restorers, even the best work will detract from value. Had the Musgo sign been restored, it is doubtful it would have reached the fivefigure plateau. The image is what makes a sign. This one was colorful with bold yellows, greens and reds, but the real eye-catcher was the image of the Indian chief. He was in full headdress and prominently displayed in the center of the sign. The more colors, the better and this one had at least six. The sign's gloss and luster were stated to be as new. If the graphics include an airplane, early automobile or an Indian such as appeared on this sign, then anything can happen when it is offered at auction. There are two other examples of this sign in collections that I am aware of; however, when a sign brings this kind of money a handful more may appear from obscure collections as others decide to cash in. An example of this sign sold at auction in 1998 for $6,500, and the seller of this particular example bought it 20 years ago at a county fair for $600. Getting a 30-fold increase over 20 years from an investment is something most investors would be happy with. Besides, it is a lot more attractive hanging on your wall than a bunch of bank statements. • 1997 Ferrari F310-B Formula One Michael Schumacher drove this very car to victory at Monaco and Spa and finished 4th in Canada during his bid to win the 1997 World Championship for Ferrari. A perfect example of a modern, winning F-1 car. Fully restored by the Ferrari F-1 factory to raceready condition. Many new parts, spare wheels, tools and equipment to operate. 2998cc, 75 deg. V10 with an estimated 700 HP @ 18,000 RPM! Carboncomposite tub & body. A perfectly presented, original machine with truly spectacular race history. 32  Sports Car Market


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BIKE BUYS 1940 Indian Chief I ndian and HarleyDavidson were locked in fierce competition from the earliest days of the 20th century until the Indian factory in Springfield, Massachusetts, closed its doors in 1954. The large Indian Chief model went head-to-head against Harley's FL. Both bikes were powered by 74-c.i., air-cooled V-twin engines. New for 1940, the Indian Chief's stylish fenders partially enclosed the wheels. These skirted fenders gave the rider more protection from rain mud, and looked attractive. Besides the fenders, the big news for the 1940 Chief was plunger rear suspension, with vertical springs located next to the rear axle. (In contrast, Harley had no rear suspension at all until 1958.) Spring travel in the rear suspension was limited, so Indian continued to mount the seat on springs to improve the One of Steve McQueen's many bikes. and rider's comfort. Unfortunately, the Chief's new rear suspension added about 50 to 60 pounds of weight, which didn't help acceleration. The Indian engine was a flathead design while Harley-Davidson already offered an overhead-valve engine nicknamed the "Knucklehead." The Chief's gearshift is by hand on the left side of the tank and the clutch is foot operated. Indian positioned their throttle control on the left handgrip, which was opposite from Harley-Davidson. A rider getting off one bike and on to the other brand might want to meditate for a few moments on which twist-grip was the throttle before he got started. Unfortunately the Wigwam (as Indian was affectionately known by its followers) made some critical errors with new models after WWII that sealed its fate. They introduced a line of vertical twin cycles that were poorly prepared and filled with problems. Engines wouldn't start, wheel spokes broke, magnetos were weak, carburetors leaked air, and gas tanks clogged. The motorcycle shown in the photo belonged to Steve McQueen, a long-time motorcycle rider and collector. It was sold at the Bonhams & Brooks Quail Lodge, California, auction in August 2001 for $50,600, including commission. It was said to be restored and appeared to be in nice condition. This price is about twice the value of an equivalent Indian without celebrity ownership. For Indian buyers, the good news is that many engine and transmission parts from 1920s Indians still fit in 1940s Chiefs. New transmission bearings are as close as your NAPA dealer. Make sure everything is present when you buy a Chief: tool box, chain guard, rear shock covers. Fortunately, practically every part is being reproduced by companies like Kiwi Indian and Jerry Greer's Indian Engineering. Of course, original parts are rarer and more expensive. Genuine original speedometers are $800 to $1,200. The original headlamp reads "Moto Lamp" on top of the shell, unlike the reproductions. Chiefs of the '40s and '50s are a safe choice to buy and restore. They are worth more and are more sought after than the smaller Scouts. There are many restored models around. Their value has been well established and buyers can always be found.—Bill Neill Years produced  Colors  Transmission  Weight  Price new  Value today  Frame #  Engine #  1940-48 Number produced  Engine  black, blue, Indian red N/A 74-c.i. V-twin 4-speed, hand shift 558 lbs. $440 $20,000-$25,000 Left rear section, near bottom of plunger Perfect Indian Chief owner:  Underneath front cylinder, on left side Likes Rating:. i:n.t.*** is best Fun to ride  Ease of maintenance  Appreciation potential  headdress to club meets -ar to wear feathered 1.11fr1.1(...r USA production rial Number 16989 Only 7,000 original miles with complete ownership history from new. A well documented "no stories" Daytona. One of the very best. Gorgeous dark blue metallic paint with excellent tan leather interior. New Michelin XWX tires with as new Borranis. Alt books, tools, and all smog equipment in place. Over $10,000 just spent on a recent total mechanical service including virtually every water hose, fuel hose, new tires, shocks and brakes rebuilt, etc. Ready for the preservation award at the next Ferrari Club of America national meet, or simply one of the best Daytonas in the US to add to your collection. Detailed photos available by FedEx or online. Priced properly for its condition at $147,500. www,ferraris-online.com v Taal ilia. all Phone (949) 646-6086 • Fax (949) 646-6978 • E-mail ferraris@pachell.net -44 January, 2002  33


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L  r Mystery Photo '-,j.1111.111 ANSWERS   sported a Lucas-built manure-powered methane generator that exhibited several teething problems early on.— Dave Grainger, The Guild of Automotive Restorers, Bradford, Ontario, Canada 1978 CHIA "WOODY" For sale. Always stored in a sunny, moist environment — Chia's the Word Pete Pavich, San Jose, CA Collin surmised that the humidifier in his garage in England had gone hopelessly awry and his restored Bentley was now a moldy biohazard. The only question was if the insurance company would pay on a mold claim, or if the car could qualify for the Rose Bowl parade in the unrestored class.—John J. Rogers, Plano, 7X From Chia Pet's Full-Scale Division: GrowA-Car. Just add a drop of water and watch it grow! — Kelly Grunwald, Dekalb, Illinois Er, honey, when I asked you to hand me the bottle of Meguiar's, is it possible you grabbed the Miracle-Gro instead?—Jay Mackro, San Juan Capistrano, CA Triumph's last attempt to gain market share ~~ Join ‘,6ft Sports Car Market's Keith Martin & Cindy Banzer on the 2002 MOTORSAjle IS TOUR to ENGLAN including the 'GOODWOOD R Historic Race Meeting and much, much more. 10-day luxury coach tour departs September 4, 2002 First-class hotel stays at Goodwood, the Cotswolds and London 1 CICiii_I=t ICATIOSS Tel: (503) 266-4079  E-mail: steveaustingcanby.com  Other hinhliohts include: • Entries to grandstand/paddock at Goodwood Revival • Paddock walks escorted by noted vintage racer and Rockefeller Center Concours organizer Murray Smith, along with Speedvision personality Alain de Cadenet • Catered gourmet lunches at Goodwood • Beaulieu National Motor Museum  • Jaguar factory tour • Bentley factory tour • Castle Donington F1 Museum • Dinner with the Director of Christie's English Motor Car division • Visit to Coys Classic Showroom • Daily conversations with Keith and Cindy about collecting, and the state of the market • Sightseeing including Stonehenge, High Tea in the village of Broadway, optional tickets to a Shakespeare production at the National Theatre at Stratford-on-Avon • Alternative touring for accompanying non-motorheads Mention SCM for the special tour price of $2,925 per person/twin basis + air (regular price $3,330). Single supplement add $750. 24 slots already taken. 1-800-452-8434  Fax: (503) 266-4097 www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com 1638 SE 11th Ave., Canby, OR 97013 Sedan. S/N N/A. Natural green/green with full wood trim. Stick shift. A true "barn find." "Hidden headlight" model with special trim package outfitted at the plant. No damage to front or rear clips. Some waviness in body panels, but no rust or Bondo evident. Original mouse fur on dash. Windows clearly need replacement. Brightwork needs replating. Leaf spring suspension in perfect order. Panel fit good, but with many small gaps. Roots blower. Engine would not start, said to have trouble with butterflies. Original tires on BBS wheels showing signs of age, stems in good shape. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $1,400. Seller stood his ground. Hard to value this rare and unusual flower, but really just a garden-variety car Larry Nork, Mount Laurel, NJ Edward Scissorhands' first car. — — Jurnecka, Aptos, CA No, Nigel, you twit. It is not some French thing. It's a TR-Flor-A. Libertyville, IL — John King, The hot gift for the auto enthusiast on your list: The Ghia Pet!—Kevin Molineaux, Ar- Ryan cane Automotive, Fresno, CA Well, you see, I parked the car a bit too close to the flower bed just about the time my wife went crazy with the Miracle-Gro.— John Dickinson, Mill Valley, CA Ga, ga, ga, Ghia! — ming, OH poleon, OH Chia. — astray. — It's a Chia Ghia.—Terry M. Cooley, NaFloral design motif study of the Ghia As feared, a cloning experiment gone Gene Sorbo, Gulfport, FL Joan Bayuk, Annandale, NJ 2004 Chia prototype spied at the warmweather tests in Arizona.—Ron Hillbury, Portland, OR 2002 BMW Bonsai. Warwick, RI Perhaps this is what Robert Coucher, editor-at-large of Thoroughbred & Classic Cars, meant in the November "You Write, We Read" about the effects of a month of garage storage in the UK on a British sports car.— Bill Haines, Fort Washington, PA 1975 TR6, properly restored with all new repro parts from "Moss Motors."—Alan Grossman, Willits, CA And this month's winner of a sure-to-becollectible 1/18th scale model from Dave Kinney 's USAppraisal is Larry Nork, for his brilliant application of the offical SCM auction style to this automotive topiarian 's delight. — ED. — Ed McCabe, Joel Edinburg, Wyo


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Don Williams (Vz. Richie Clyne Present The 16th Annual "THE AUCTI N" LAS VEGAS, NEVADA Antique, Classic & Special Interest Automobile Auction & Exposition Sale April 19th thru 21st, 2002 Over 400 cars expected! I 952 Chrysler imperial Presidential Parade Car Sold for $332,000 at last year's sale! Consign now and send your vehicle to Las Vegas and get FREE storage until "The Auction" at the Imperial Palace. FREE HOTEL EL ROOM For our consignors compliments of The Auction 111c. at our host hotel the Hirmerial Palace Hotel Casino Completed consignment forms must be returned by April 7th, 2002 to qualify. Hotel room is for a 3 night stay on April 19th - April 21st, 2002. Additional stay or room is the responsibility of the consignor. Limited number of rooms available so act now! For further information, please contact us at: The Auction Inc. 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, Nv. 89109 Tel: (702) 794-3174 Fax: (702) 369-7430 - • ,  •AAA•  1  3 11


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 to p 10 Sales This Issue 1. '32 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Roadster, $1,530,720, B&B 2. '39 Lagonda V12 IA Rapide DHC, $265,785, B&B 3. '31 Aston Martin LM Roadster, $259,381 B&B 4. '48 Frazer Nash Mille Miglia Roadster, $250,275, B&B 5. '36 ERA B-type 1.5 SC Race Car, $239,760, B&B 6. '38 Bugatti T57C Drophead Coupe, $203,745, B&B 7. '28 Bentley 4.5 Litre Roadster, $162,144, B&B 8. '69 BRM P139 Fl Race Car, $147,909, B&B 9. '65 Ferrari 275 GTB Shortnose Coupe, $137,052, B&B 10. '88 Porsche 959 Coupe, $133,950, B&B E lectronic auctions won't replace land-based ones. They'll just give fanatics another way to acquire stuff. The advantage to a land-based auction is that you can touch and feel the cars before you bid; at the 72- dpi resolution of most computer images, nearly every car looks ready for Pebble Beach. Electronic auctions excel at breadth of inventory and convenience. From the comfort of your home office, you can view literally thousands of cars, parts, posters and the like. And yet when it comes to buying a collector car, I find myself drawn to live auctions. While I've never been particularly disciplined about pre-purchase inspections (after all, you might find out something that would keep you from bidding on the car, and that's no fun), at least the really bad cars are quickly apparent when they are before you in the flesh, motors oozing oil, suspensions listing, upholstery destroyed and more. And often, the collective knowledge of the informed regulars is quite helpful, as in, "Oh, that's one of Fluff and Buff Billy's cars, be sure you check under the hood." Both on-line and land-based auctions are here to stay, and both have their pluses and minuses. Just as the collector car community has learned to effectively buy and sell with land auctions, it will learn how to best use electronic auctions as well. Best of all, with electronic joining land, we now have another way to spend (or is that invest) our family's accumulated wealth. —KM. SCM 1-6 Scale Condition Rating 1: National concours standard/perfect. 2: Very good, dub concours, some small flaws. 3: Average daily diver 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. 36  eBay/Kruse Pacific Classic, Santa Clara, CA October 26-28, 2001 Auctioneers. - Dean Kruse, Mitchell Kruse, Rod Egan and Brent Earlywine Number of automotive lots: 246 Number of automotive lots sold: 86 Sale rate: 35% Sale total: $1,397,849 High: Lot #I84, 1967 Ford Mustang "GT500" Fastback clone, sold for $100,700, including buyer's premium Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 6% Report by Dave Kinney Market opinions in italics Mr he eBay/Kruse premiere Pacific Classic, held October 26-28, 2001, wasn't a barn burner. It was an excellently produced firsttime event, though, with a firstclass venue (the Santa Clara Convention Center, held just a few miles from the San Jose airport) in a terrific "car culture" locale—the greater metropolitan Bay area. The experience of the eBay Motors/Kruse team was evident. Even though this was an entirely new venue, the logistical elements involved were well handled. The staff on hand was knowledgeable and polite while dealing with any problems in an expeditious fashion. Friday night was a preview event, where prospective bidders could get a look at the cars on offer. Dean Kruse called a charity auction with goods donated to raise funds for Junior Achievement. SCM's own editor Martin was the master of ceremonies, and the featured speaker was John Davis from PBS's MotorWeek. EBay CEO Meg Whitman, who revealed that this was the first land-based car auction she had attended, also made some brief comments. On offer for Saturday and Sunday's event was a mix of cars in every single price range. A painfully purple 1951 Studebaker coupe sold for $1,696. One of the cars made for the remake of the cult classic "Gone in Sixty Seconds," a 1967 Mustang Fastback, this one reportedly owned by Nicolas Cage, brought an over-the-top $100,700. Looking for a 2CV? An amusingly bad "Truckette" brought the former owner $610 and undoubtedly endless joy at having this French pore de fright out of his life forever. For those woody-lovers unable to match the $160k paid for a '53 Buick Estate Wagon at MARKET REPORT Winter )miiimp  Christie's Monterey this past August, a 1967 Volkswagen with woody bodywork was available fora mere $2,279.A Rolls-Royce Corniche S turbocharged convertible, formerly owned by ex-"gated community" resident Mike Tyson, was bid to $197,500, but failed to sell. Just as auction companies have struggled to establish a successful Los Angeles collector car event, many companies have tried and failed to have a presence in the San Francisco Bay Area. For a smaller company, the less-than-stellar results from this auction could have been a death blow. With the resources of eBay behind them, one hopes that eBay Motors/Kruse will repeat this event for the next few years. By 2004, given the huge number of well-to-do collectors in the Bay Area, it very well could be a successful fixture on the auction calendar.—D.K. ENGLISH CARS #277-1955 JAGUAR XI( 140 Drophead Coupe. S/N E10344. Red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 43,084 miles. Some pitting on chrome. Large dent in left front fender, small dent on driver's door. Leather supple and untorn, but dirty. Looks like an older restoration that has been driven, but owner states resto is two years old. Numbers match, side curtains present. Cond: 3 - . NOT SOLD AT $35,000. 1955 was the first year of the XK 140. Bid was a little light for a good, restored, driver-quality XK 140. Worth perhaps $5k more. May be a slight case ofowner myopia here, as he sees the car as it was, not as it is. #159-1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY BUGEYE SPRITE Convertible. S/N AN5L12553. Red/ black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 65,907 miles. Well-done restoration. Some flaws including rusty screwheads on windshield posts, but very good paint, chrome and interior. Aftermarket steering wheel. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $12,500. 21,566 Austin-Healey Sprites made it down the assembly line in 1959. Known as Bugeyes here and Frogeyes across the pond, the Sprite was and is the most basic of sports cars. The seller missed a chance to let it go at a fair price. Sports Car Market


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Fil 1' LIE IR jeep - (0) MOC)Gil Brands of DaimlerChrysler PRESENTS: /1111111W. ge.tfok., #652 1989 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH 25TH. ANNIVERSARY A superb example of the car built to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Automobili Lamborghini. #671 1969 PLYMOUTH ROADRUNNER CONV 426 Hemi engine. This matching number car is believed to be the sole survivor of only four built. Now restored to concours condition and ready for show. #684 1967 SHELBY TRANS AM PROTOTYPE This is the actual prototype Trans Am Coupe. Listred in the Shelby Registry. Restored to a high standard. GREATEST cars 850 of the world's over classic and collector THE WORLD'S GREATEST CLASSIC CAR AUCTION JANUARY 16.20, 2002 • WES'TWORLD • SCOITSDALE ARIZONA r:3- 5 - 2001 SALEEN 57 FACTORY PROTOTYPE #0001 This is 'The' original Saleen S7 Prototype announcing the S7 road & S7R race cars. The carbon-fibre body, tube frame construction, 200 mph car features a 550 hp 7 - litre engine capable of 0 to 60 in under 4 secs. Sold on a Bill Of Sale only. #330 1965 FORD MUSTANG FASTBACK A rare, celebrity owned early Mustang V- 8 Fastback. Sale includes much racing ephemera from original owner. #663 1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE L5-6 CONY Very rare, fully optioned, incl. M - 2 2 4-speed. Fully documented with original build sheets, window sticker and sales contract. Superbly restored with photographic record #669 1963 CHEVROLET IMPALA Z-11 LIGHTWEIGHT RPO- er. 427Z11 Aluminum Super Stock 430HP motor, 4-speed, 4:11 Posi. Only 33 built. Total, frame-off restoration of historical race car. #979 1952 JAGUAR XK 120 ROADSTER Superb, numbers matching, XKl 2 0. $50,000 restoration completed 100 miles ago. Ready for concours events. FOR BIDDER INFORMATION CALL 480.421.6694 ext 535 SPECIAL SUNDAY SEGMENT The Race Rock Las Vegas Collection all selling at NO RESERVE, featuring race cars, motorcycles, dragsters and drivers suits from NASCAR, Formula 1, NHRA, CART and more. Visit our website for a complete car list and Race Rock Collection List www.barrett-jackson.com FOR TRAVEL ASSISTANCE, CONTACT BJ TRAVEL: 888.222.6020 or 602.275.1212 Barrett-Jackson Worldwide Headquarters 3020 North Scottsdale Road • Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 • Tel 480.421.6694 • Fax 480.421.6697 THE ARIZONA 5. 1- afith PEPSI HUBLOT 1.104011 fill 110411 ROTOR TEM '  ! 1(.4 III] .1, ) I [,2 REPUBLIC  " LuxurylAf " Vertfinwireless


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SCM MARKET REPORT: EBAYIKRUSE SANTA CLARA CA #131 1961 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk II - Roadster. S/N HBN7L6481. Black/red leather. LHD. Odo: 54,625 miles. Excellent chrome and cassette, automatic. Decent interior, very nice paint. Mid-section of rear bumper has major pitting. Balance fair to good. Driver's door gasket pulled loose and hanging below sill. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $9,500. About 18,820 Series Ils were builtfi-om 1969-70, of which 5,330 were 2+2s. At best an acquired taste, the 2+2 is not the car E-type collectors look for first, but bid price was still a tad light. #163 1970 JAGUAR XICE SH Convertible. S/N 1R14090. 'White/black leather. LHD. Odo: 73,703 miles. AM/FM cassette. Wood steering - interior, good paint is spotted in places. Good gaps. A very nice driver, has show potential with a clean-up and color sanding. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $27,500. 355 out of the 5,500 3000 Mk Hs were BN7s. At the top of the value guide's range. The seller should have been satisfied with this bid. #183 - 1965 AUST1N HEALEY 3000 Mli III - Roadster. S/N G5HBJ8L28404. Black/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 83,597 miles. California wheel, trunk rack. Red Line tires almost bald and falling victim to dry rot. Very clean underhood, fair paint, good chrome and interior. A two-owner survivor, not a freshly restored car. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $38,160. Asking price was $45k. This price, for this car, was very fair for buyer and seller both. While SIls don't offer the raw performance of the earlier S1s, they are far more refined and easier to live with. #488 black plates. Trunk rack. Cosmetically restored. Paint chips on leading edge of driver's door. Lots of waves in front end paint. Very good chrome and interior. Wooden dashboard, roll-up windows, tonneau cover. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $29,000. Add in the commission and you are more than fully priced. The dealer owner was asking for a strong $40,000. It takes a knock-out, near #1 car to bring that kind of money. #142 1965 MGB Convertible. SN GHN 3L50756. White/black cloth. LHD. Odo: 60,360 miles. Rub marks on rear of hood. Door handles - " lt 4.11X-. 1970 TRIUMPH TR6 Convertible. S/N CC53045. White/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 89,353 miles. Red Line tires, California blue - - . Oregon dealer whose niche is detailing carsfivm top to bottom (car 's license plate reads "Detail," after all). Fair price. #110 SHADOW Sedan. S/N 5RE25084. Light green over dark green/green leather. LHD. Odo: 82,884 miles. Redyed wood is a poor match. 1976 ROLLS ROYCE SILVER - 01 . Fitted acrylic fur seat covers hide who knows what sins. AM/FM cassette and factory 8track. Trunk repaint has three-foot-wide sanding marks. Firestone two-inch whitewalls. Driver's door seam pulled out at front. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $8,586. Not a bad buy if the motor and numerous electric and hydraulic systems hold up. Like so many bargain exotics, they're only a deal until something breaks. #439 - 1982 ROLLS ROYCE CORNICHE - Convertible. S/N SCAZD4241CCX055. Sand/dark saddle. LHD. Odo: 16,481 miles. Excellent interior with just one scrape on plate, trunk rack. Pitted, worn chrome on bumpers and trim. Bad repaint of a Bondofilled example. Paint on fender lip hanging on for dear life. Well-used interior close to used up. No smoke, but still a miserable example. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $4,346. Cheap, but for a reason. A good TR6 is now in the $8k-$9k range and great ones are solidly in the teens. Want one? Get the nicest example you canfind You will save more in the long haul. #225 and vent window trim is scratched, but the balance of the chrome is good. Very good paint, interior. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $17,500. Owner has a history ofgetting strong money for his visually exciting restorations. No real money in the house for this one in Santa Clara. Where's that bidder :s bar when you need it? #146 1970 JAGUAR ma SI' 2+2 Coupe. SN P1R43162BW. Primrose/black leather. LHD. Odo: 24,387 miles. A/C, AM/FM - wheels, new tires, slight divot on passenger door. Door sills need help in detailing, but a great presentation throughout. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $7,420. Last year for the chrome bumper MGB. Production date 1/74. Brought to the sale by an 38  1974 MGB Convertible. S/N GHN5UE3388036. Orange/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 17,088 miles. New chrome, freshened paint, new top. Most trim replaced or new. Restored - driver's leather seat bottom. Paintwork at passenger front fender, but otherwise very clean and original. Full Mouton over-carpets, good to excellent chrome. Original owner. Garaged, never seen rain. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $67,000. Bid was more than $15,000 above full retail. This was an extremely nice example, but in a world where Corniche convertibles are plentiful, a very tough sell above $50k. #168 - 1995 ROLLS ROYCE CORNICHE - S Convertible. S/N SCAZCO3COSCX501. Black/magnolia leather with black piping. LHD. Odo: 8,595 miles. One owner, who happens to be Mike Tyson. All the usual equipment, plus factory turbocharger. Evidence of paint work to right rear corner of trunk area, as new elsewhere. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $197,500. Number 10 ofa reported 25 Corniche S turbocharged cars built. Value? $200,000 sounds like more than enough to make a happy seller Still plenty of depreciation left here. No hard feelings, okay Mr Tyson? Sports Car Market


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SCM MARKET REPORT: EBAYIKRUSE, SANTA CLARA CA. NV • ," m• #178-2000 LOTUS EXIGE Coupe. SiN SCCGA I 110YHE802. Orange/black. LH D. Full roll cage, race car for track and competition use only. 179 hp for 1,700-pound car. Lifeline fire system, safety devices, seat harnesses. Great fit and finish. A new car never driven or raced. Cond: 1 -. NOT SOLD AT $58,000. As goof, looking as can be in traffic-cone orange, but 1 still want one. Pure race car meets pure sports car Could use a little more headroom, but a great design, ready to be thrashed. Figured per pound, bid was $34.12. Or per horsepower, $324. FRENCH CARS #420-1975 CITROEN 2CV Camionette. S/N 14AK1373. French Racing Blue/brown woven vinyl. LHD. Odo: 66,784 kms. Rust, dents, missing paint, shredded carpets, cracked grille. Freshly Armor All-ed mud flaps. About as bad as a car can get. Fully rusted floor pan. No-reserve car. Cond: 6+. SOLD AT $610. This model, known as the "Truckette," was often seen on the streets of Western Europe where they were used as local delivery vehicles. All design similarities to sardine cans, including the disposable nature of aforementioned, are apropos. GERMAN CARS #265-1965 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL Roadster. S/N 11304210012366. White/ oxblood. LHD. Odo: 62,612 miles. New tires, Euro lights, uninspired paintwork, weak interior, saggy seats, tired wood. Less than just a car; more like just another doggy SL. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $8,000. Too cheap for the seller to let it go, but not by much. Worth $2k$4k more, but only to a buyer willing to take the time and money to make it right. Reran as #510 to a final bid of $7,000. #502 - 1965 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA Coupe. S/N 145424103. Red/black 40  on recently redone seats. Very good repaint in wacko color, excellent chrome. Sheepskin seat covers. Engine has a slight knock at speed. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $20,000. List price when new was $11,111, almost $4,000 more than an SL at that time. Forgetting the knock, $20,000 is as much as could be expected With a mystery noise, the bid price was a gifi. #408 - - Coupe. S/N 11407312102069. Dark green/ green. LHD. Odo: 95,575 miles. Seats collapsed, driver's side vinyl has tears and rips. Good wood, very nice console and dash. Sony AM/FM cassette. Finely detailed. Cond: 3-. Sports Car Market power seats. Repaint, good leather and dash. All service records, books and tools. Recent Dunlop tires. Two owners. Unremarkable panel gaps. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $19,500. If the car had been sold, the commission would have put the cost north of $20,000 and in a range where nicer cars withfewer miles can befound. #486 - 1992 MERCEDES BENZ 500E - Sedan. SN WDBEA36E6N37441. Two-tone silver/black leather. LHD. Owner's manual, 1974 MERCEDES BENZ 280C trim, no radio. Empi reverse lockout shifter, Rabbit rear bumper. Full red tonneau cover for bed area. Wide whites. Good paint, fair custom interior is faded. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $2,279. The new owner didn't get stiffed when he bought this Woody Lots of work (and a tree or two) went into this cute custom. Now I know what to do with a Beetle that was whacked in the back end. A tree-mendous buy, as Dean Kruse might proclaim. #121 - 1970 MERCEDES BENZ 280SE - Coupe. S/N 1102412104137. Green/saddle vinyl. LHD. Odo: 57,962 miles. Factory A/C, PB, PW, PS. Weak wood, dash cap. Incorrect grain seats and sunroof. Recent repaint to left rear quarter, carwash damage down right-hand side left dot-dash-dot paint removal pattern. Interior wear normal for miles. No split seams, but carpet worn. Dash decent. No reserve. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $5,300. Probably not a correct S, as 1983 is listed as the first year of American S designation. 928s almost always sell cheaply at auctions, as they have never excited collectors. The first repair bill will dispel all notions that this buyer got a bargain. #134 - 1985 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA Coupe. S/N POAB0916FS12107. Black. LHD. Odo: 70,303 miles. AM/FM CD, sunroof, A/C, vinyl. LHD. Odo: 92,130 miles. California black plate. Missing radio, warped and wasted dashboard, headliner has some cuts in rear. Paint shiny, buffed for auction. Chrome good and complete. Painted interior trim is full of scratches; needs disassembly and repaint. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $3,498. A car just waiting for a weekend restoration." With the installation of a dash cap and some spray-can detailing, this will be a car ready for beach trips or Saturday errands. Leave a Ferlinghetti book on the front seat, look like a beatnik for cheap. #421 - 1967 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Woody. S/N 117047281. Red/red. LHD. Odo: 64,947 miles. Wooden Grant wheel, wood dash SOLD AT $2,332. A minor bargain. Outstanding detailing shows a car to its full potential. Even if the car is only marginally a collector can the bidders notice the shiny penny. #115 1982 PORSCHE 928S Coupe. SN WPOJA0921CS8224. Gold metallic/tan. LHD. Odo: 63,689 miles. Power windows, brakes, -


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SCM MARKET REPORT: EBAYIKRUSE SANTA CLARA CA EVE V ell• m• ' N 6-CD changer. Paint good except for right rear fender and a scratch on the left front fender. Right rear wheel has curb damage, front bumper has a slight depression. Interior is very nice, no flaws found. Engine is nicely detailed. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $27,030. This 500E is a graymarket car that was imported to Canada and driven across the border The 500E was built by Porsche with a total production of just 633. Top-of-the-market price; let's hope there are no EPA and DOT issues. #454 - 1998 PORSCHE CARRERA S Coupe. S/N WP0AA2995WS3206. Black/ Boxster Red leather. LHD. Odo: 10,500 miles. instead of original half mat, half carpet configuration. Good dash, brightwork fair to good. Rear bumpers still have "lollipop" reflectors. Weak gaps. AM/FM cassette. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $10,000. Not an unfair bid for a car that appeared ready for use, but not for show #273 1989 FERRARI 328 GTS Targa. S/N ZFFXA20A9K00788. Metallic blue/ crème leather. LHD. Odo: 21,157 miles. New - Not enough money bid to find a new home. Perhaps $20k-$30k more at retail, or just wait a few more months and this might be market price in the spring. Don't agree? Send your letters to Fiat; we just report prices here. #173 - 1998 LAMBORGHINI DIABLO SVTT Coupe. S/N ZA9DU21B4WLA120. Purple/black leather. LHD. Odo: 5,678 miles. Full leather, power plastic-backed sport seats. Carbon fiber dash, shifter and brake handle. Motor sound package. Back seat delete with parcel shelf, Litronic lights. Wide-body factory aerolcit. Every option box was checked when this was ordered. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $51,000. All the toys, plus more. Last of the air-cooled 911s. Worth in the high $60ks at retail, and dropping fast. Bid wasn't crazy low. ITALIAN CARS #441-1967 FERRARI 330 GTC Coupe. S/N 9537. Dark brown/saddle leather. LHD. Odo: 69,889 lcms. Worn, tired seats have ding on rear bumper since last seen at Fall Auburn (November 2001 SCM, page 54, sold at $54,590). Otherwise, still practically as new, save for light wear to the seat bolsters and a repainted front bumper. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $46,000. This was the final year for the 328. Many improvements were made throughout the run and '89s are at the top of the price range. No real interest resulted in no real bid. While this car may be worth $60k+, it will probably need to be hand sold to achieve it. #274 - 1990 LAMBORGHINI LM002 AMERICA SUV. S/N ZA9LU45A3LLA122. Black/red leather. LHD. Odo: 13,719 miles. Brembo brakes, Pirelli P-Zero tires. Excellent paint, tires, trim. Some very light wear to seats. Said to be one of one. Twin turbos reportedly boost engine output to 750 hp. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $195,000. The 16th of 20 Monterey Edition cars (non-turbo), used in a high-speed drive from L.A. to Concorso Italiano in August, 1999. Not for the shy. A purple twinturbo Diablo says "divorced dentist" in a whole new way. Fair bid. AMERICAN CARS #402-1951 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION Coupe. S/N 61027831. Testors grape/red and white tufted vinyl. LHD. Odo: 57,446 miles. cracked leather. Chrome has many areas with pitting and buff-through. Panel gaps are okay but not great. "Recent $12,000 tune-up" not a testament to owner's financial acumen. Some scrapes in paint. Punch-through in rear panel shelf. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $57,500. Reported sold for $72,600 in the October 2001 issue of SCM, page 74. What gives? If the new owner just awoke to find he overpaid, and is ready to take his lumps, this could be an expensive lesson. Bid was not unrealistic for an offcolor GTC with needs. #471 - 1967 ALFA ROMEO DUETTO Spider. SN AR665528. White/red leather. LHD. Odo: 23,156 miles. Saggy fit on new leather seats, but clean interior fitted with full carpets New Pirelli Scorpion Zero tires—about the cost of a new Kia for the set of four. Very good paint, leather, trim bits. Scraped driver's side mirror. Idle set 600 rpm too high. The final year for LM002 production. Books and tools. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $65,000. Who wants a steroid-induced SUV for everyday use? Almost no one. An Armani-clad Hummer, worth just a tad more than the amount bid, today. But maybe not next month. #450 - 1998 FERRARI 550 MARANELLO Coupe. S/N ZFFZR49A1W01124. Silver. LHD. Odo: 23,206 miles. A/C, AM/FM cassette, PS, Brembo power brakes, power seats Painted with spray cans, most likely more than 25 years ago. Rust in all the lower panels. Started right up with no smoke or excessive noise. Very cool sumo wrestler battery-powered fan on dash effectively doubled car's value. Cond: 5-. SOLD AT $1,696. Remember Testors metallic grape spray paint for model cars? Here is an entire car painted in that color A no-reserve sale. A gill to the seller—even the Muppets wouldn't drive this one. #424 - 1955 BUICK CUSTOM 2 door - Sedan. S/N 4B1093619. Pink/pink velour. LHD. Odo: 88,831 miles. "Lavender and Lace." and locks. Pirelli P-Zero tires appear to be new. Very good paint, good undamaged spoiler. Clean interior very good, but shows minor wear. Cond: 2- . NOT SOLD AT $136,000. 42  Fake spotlights, cracked paint, faded interior, pitted chrome. Full padded Carson top, pinstripes. Fake outside exhaust pipes. Kustom with a capital "K." Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $1,855. If owning a "kool kustom" is on your Sports Car Market


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%%%111 .111.%%11 11 11 SCM MARKET REPORT: EBAYIKRUSE, SANTA CLARA, CA life list, you missed your chance to buy one for pocket change. Went to the detail specialist from Oregon; expect to see it in Scottsdale, where it will sell for at least $10k. #268 - Mk 112 - 1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL door Sedan. S/N C56A1839. Creme. LHD. Odo: 27,319 miles. Tinted glass, but no A/C. Big door fit problems on driver's side. a better car with a good cleaning and more attention to detail. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $20,000. No doubt the owner is holding out for the $30,000 he feels the car is worth; however the bid price was a more accurate indicator of the actual value. #164-1959 CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ Convertible. S/N 59E066032. Desert rose/rose vinyl. LHD. Odo: 287 miles. Good paint, lovely chrome, stainless trim weak. Old, tired and resprayed leather. Miles said to be original and owner describes paint work as costing over $15,000. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $18,000. Luxury cars from the '50s are expensive restorations, especially due to their chrome-intensive nature. This bid could have been accepted without regret. The market for Mk Hs isn't exactly skyrocketing. #221-1957 FORD FAIRLANE 500 Retractable Hardtop. S/N D7RW210055. White/red and white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 90,445 miles. Continental kit, fender skirts, wide whites. Some surface scuffs in doors and skirts, ill-fitting chrome and light scratches. Interior kit fit only fair and is dirty. Could visually be Three two-barrel carbs. A/C, power steering, power brakes, Autronic eye, parade boot, signal-seeking AM radio. Lots of wear to nonetoo-clean interior. Lots of chrome trim weak. Exceptional detailing underhood. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $72,500. Very strong bid for a less- Power steering, brakes, windows, top and seats. Tinted glass. Over $40,000 spent on recent restoration. Vent windows delaminating. First-rate paint, very good chrome, excellent fresh interior. Wide whites, tacky wires. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $27,500. Four fatalflaws: custom wheels, custom trim bits, all chromework good except for vent windows— the one place the eye hits every time you get in—and a salvage title. If bid was real, owner should have run to the bank with his check. #141 - 1962 FORD THUNDERBIRD Sports Roadster. S/N 2Y892143359. Red/ black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 27,062 miles. A very well-restored and well-kept example. Numbers www.classic car .com (WE BUY CARS) bob@classicscars.com LANCIA Gr. 5 OSCA MT4  ( FIAT COLLI 1949  ) ( LANCIA AURELIA B20 ) ( ALFA ROMEO TZ1  ( FERRARI REPLICA )  MASERATI 5000 )  ABARTH OT (DATABASE CHASSIS NUMBERS & RACES RESULTS) than-perfect example. Good colors, but more expenses await. Cost new: $7,401. 1,320 built in 1959. Prices have been soft of late; does everyone who wants one already have one? #197 - 1959 FORD THUNDERBIRD Con- vertible. S/N H9YJ149594. Light blue/twotone blue. LHD. Odo: 85,043 miles. Dice door locks. Matching numbers, AM/FM cassette.


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SCM MARKET REPORT: EBAYIKRUSE, SANTA CLARA, CA • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • of detail work hurts. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $50,500. Just about correct money for a nice, but not perfect, example. The right equipment, the right color The poor chrome bits included some cheap and easy-to-find standard issue Mustang parts. #447 - and codes matching, two owners from new. Has the tonneau, dashboard grab bar and Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels that turned standard T-Birds into Sports Roadsters. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $28,500. 1,427 Sports Roadsters built. This appears to be a well-documented two-owner example. Worth into the low $30,000 range. The Sports Roadsters bring a big premium over the standard convertibles. They drive the same, but look better #111 - 1965 FORD MUSTANG Convertible. S/N 5F08C617985. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 78,467 miles. Full console, AM radio, cheapo enamel respray, plenty of surface rust, pitting on small chrome bits in and out. Dirty interior, rust bubbles on driver's door. Cond: 4 - . NOT SOLD AT $13,000. An- other Resale Red Mustang convertible. The owner should have let this pony find a new corral, as the high bid was all the money for this weak car #202 - 1966 SHELBY MUSTANG GT350H Fastback. S/N SFM651995. Red with gold stripes/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 71,566 miles. Avery complete and quite original looking car. Correct interior. Competition seatbelts, correct tachometer. Very good paint and chrome. Excellent interior. Not over-restored. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $31,000. Shelby Registry has this car listed as an original Hertz car, with the color changed from black to red. Registry also lists a Gurney-Eagle motor and four-speed conversion. High bid was close to full value with conversion motor #151 - 1967 PLYMOUTH SATELLITE Convertible. SN RP27J77100022. White/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 57,076 miles. AM/FM, power windows, power steering, disc brakes, remotecontrolled mirrors, front shoulder harness. Red Line tires. Dirty chrome and dirty tires—could have used a wash, wax and detail job. Factory pilot car, hand-built pre-production. Cond: 2-. 44  rare air conditioning option. Power steering and brakes, matching numbers. Very nice paint, fair chrome, some excessive wear to interior with console top split. Paint scratch on dash. Lack mirrors. Louvered rear glass, spoiler to rear, just a car all over. Paint and chrome don't inspire, yet are far away from needing a redo. Auto, 351 V8. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $18,550. Seems like reasonable money i f it's a real Mach I, but was that blue smoke from the tailpipes? If a rebuild awaits, it's not a bargain any longer Sports Car Market chrome, very fresh interior. Goodyear Eagle tires with gold trim. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $28,090. No documentation was presented to prove or disprove the build history, numbersmatching status, or the horsepower information. If this car was born a 427, with original motor, it was a good buy. If not, caveat emptor #149 - 1968 SHELBY MUSTANG GT500 Convertible. SiN 8TO3S169293. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 51,514 miles. AM radio, kJ' Power brakes, power steering, tilt, Tele wheel. Incorrect wheels from a later Corvette. Very nice paint, windshield header chrome weak, balance good. Restored, but not fully. Goodyear Eagle ST tires. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $20,000. 1969 was the second year for the Mako Shark bodystyle. Many collectors prefer the '69s to the '68s because of quality problems on the earlier cars. Average bid for an average car #114 - 1970 FORD MUSTANG MACH I Fastback. S/N 0F05R100021. Grabber Green/ black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 86,423 miles. Power steering and brakes. Shaker hood, twin sport All the tricks and trim from the movie "Gone in 60 Seconds." Some flip-flop in metallic paint, chrome trim has some burgundy left from previous paint. A good restoration, but not a great one. If not a movie car, worth at least $80k less. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $100,700. This was one of a group of cars made for the Nicolas Cage remake of the movie, and the car was reportedly given to Cage after filming.The purchaser paid dearly for the celebrity value. #147 - Convertible. SiN 194678S424983. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 66,827 miles. AM/FM. Tr-Power, side pipes. Excellent paint and NOT SOLD AT $97,000. 100 large for a car that looks just like the automatic, six-cylinder car your social studies teacher drove? Sorry, I'll take two Shelbys and a Camaro instead. Mopar madness at its apex. And please, don't ask for big bucks if you won't wash your car #184 - 1967 FORD MUSTANG "GT500" Fastback Clone. S/N 7R02S211287. Deep silver/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 37,794 miles. paint laid on correctly, with some orange peel and small door-divots at edge. Front and rear stripes. Clean and original interior. Full console, head-rest seats, AM radio. Owner states numbers match. Goodyear Eagle ST radials. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $20,750. A handsome example with no glaring sins, but not national show material. High bid should have been enough for this car to trade owners. #165 - 1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N 194679S700899. Light yellow/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 99,561 miles. 1969 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE Coupe. S/N 136379K390619. Dark green/ black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 74,334 miles. Good 1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE


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movEvemosiono ovnri %iiv #106-1990 AVANT! 4-DOOR Sedan. S/N 12AAV44A0L10010. Dark blue/dark blue leather. LHD. Odo: 19,622 miles. Stress crack on left front fender, star crack in windshield. MARKET REPORT: SILVER, HOT AUGUST NIGHTS sold for $74,880 and a 1940 Ford opera coupe that changed hands for $61,360. Usual mile-wide door gaps. Full wood dash and console holding up well. Wood picnic tables to rear. Clean underhood. Pirelli P6 tires, Ultra factory brand wheels. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $13,780. List price when new was $50,697. Didn't have optional TV or moonroof. Car description states 49,000 miles. Worth about $3,000 more than the bid price, but Avantis are known to be nearly saleproof on dealers' lots. #496 - 1997 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS Convertible. S/N 261FP32P1V21419. White with orange stripes/black-and-white houndstooth. LHD. Odo: 12,799 miles. 30th Silver Auctions Hot August Nights, Reno, Nevada August 2-5, 2001 Anniversary edition. Visually as new throughout. Owned by an SCMsubscriber and enthusiast. Hurst performance shifter, 6-speed manual, optional exhaust system. All there, all complete. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $18,550. 1 of 136 convertibles built by SLP Performance. Z4C option group. A very good buy, one of the few "instant collectibles" from the 1990s that has a chance to retain some value from this point—as long as you're only going to drive 1,000 miles a year #438 - 2001 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER LTD Sedan. S/N 3C8FY4BB31T6216. Silver/gray suede and leather. LHD. Odo: 12,192 miles. Auctioneers: Mitch Silver, Steve Dorsey, Bob Graham, Kevin Gallagher. Number of automotive lots: 654 Number of automotive lots sold: 450 Sale rate: 68.8% Sale total: $8,113,092 igh: Lot #674, 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 factory lightweight sold for $75,920, including buyer's premium Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 4% Report by Gary Hoisington ilver's Hot August Nights auction is Mitch Silver's flagship event. It runs concurrently with the Hot August Nights American classic and hot rod cruise-in in Reno, Nevada, which is attended by thousands of West Coast enthusiasts. While Silver's sale totals don't match those of the Monterey weekend sales held two weeks later, consider this: Mitch sold more cars than all the Monterey-based auctions combined offered for sale. This auction, along with BarrettJackson, defines the market for affordable American iron. S Power locks, seats, windows, rear wiper, steering, brakes, moonroof, A/C—all the major toys. No paintwork evident, all chrome unmarked, interior as new. "Priced to sell." Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $19,600. "Attention, Kmart shoppers: the special on PT Cruisers on aisle seven has been extended:" They sell well, Chrysler makes tons of money on them and, guess what, they're making more. Attention, investors: sell now. #175 - 2002 FORD THUNDERBIRD Convertible. S/N 1FAHP60A62Y1005. Red/ red and black leather. LHD. Odo: 50 miles. January, 2002 Riots in the streets in 1999 caused attendance to dip in 2000, but this year things were back to normal, which meant that getting a hotel room required plenty of advance planning, or a promise to buy at least $10k in chips from your friendly casino. More than a few jackpots were hit inside the Reno Convention Center. A brilliantly done 1963 Ford Galaxie factory lightweight drag car was the top sale of the weekend, bringing $75,920, more than $35k above the seller's reserve of $45,000. Other high-ticket items were a 1934 Ford street rod coupe that 45 Market opinions in italics by Keith Martin Complete with all standard equipment plus $800 full interior color accents, and factory orange peel to paint. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $51,000. Reran as #442 to a high bid of $49,500. When the pipeline is full, watch for new T-Birds at retail ($38k) or less—and it won't take long to get to that point.• On the maudlin side, bidders with a ghoulish inclination pushed a 2001 Dale Earnhardt Camaro to a sale price of $72,280 and an "instantly collectible" (at least for the next two weeks) 2002 Ford Thunderbird went for $68,640. (Remember, this was August, when T-Birds were hard to come by. Now, five months later, Carl Bomstead relates in this month's eWatch on page 82 that a recent sale was $46,000.) Interest in fiberglass rods was high, too—a 1937 Ford Phantom 'glass rod sold for a strong $63,000. Hot August Nights buyers were willing to step up for very cool cars that were done and ready to drive. Many seemed to believe that paying $60k for a car they would have had to spend $120k (and countless hours) to build was a good deal, even if the provenance of the car only went back to a three-year-old ProBilt catalog. Hot August Nights is the only event that combines a national-scale cruise-in with a national scale auction of American muscle. It works—this year's $8.1m sale total exceeded the 2000 total of $7.7m and 1999's $8.0m. Every one of the top ten sales was American. On the other hand, don't bother to trailer your Ferrari Daytona to Reno unless it has been blown, lowered and frenched, as Nevada is a long way from Monterey in more ways than just miles.—Brian Rabold - ENGLISH CARS #768-1976 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER DAWN Sedan. S/N N/A. Creme/black leather. LHD. Odo: 88,443 miles. Dull repaint with lots of rock chips on front. Cracked paint at windshield posts. Dent and peeling paint on roof edge over passenger door. Signs of Bondo on trunk threshold package tray. Stained and worn leather. Carpet in good condition. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,768. Car had dark tinted windows, and was displayed with the doors locked Interesting way to keep someone from examining the interior Even so, buyer paid top dollar for a needy Rolls, and Rolls needs are expensive. #721 - 1994 JAGUAR XJS Convertible. SN SAJNX2745RC1906. Burgundy/tan leather.


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SCM MARKET REPORT: SILVER, HOT AUGUST NIGHTS LHD. Odo: 37,982 miles. Straight body. Touched-up chips on trunk lid and hood well done. Chrome needs polishing. Fading and dull stainless steel around windshield. Filthy and worn carpet. Cracks in leather with some hardening. Condition of carpet doesn't support mileage. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $24,180. Last seen in Missoula, Montana, where a high bid of $21,250 was passed up. One month later and a few hundred miles added to the clock, $2,000 more was squeezed out. These cars seem to swim in the $20k-$26k pool. GERMAN CARS #218-1960 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Ragtop. SN 2809766. Red/cream vinyl. LHD. Odo: 92,691 miles. Very cute and great color combo. Nice older restoration showing some • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • AT $20,500. Seller wanted $5,500 more, but with so many of these cars around, buyers can afford to be choosy. Condition was very good and miles were very low, but finding more money will be very time-consuming. #650 - - AT $10,920. This car showed up in Portland a month later, to be sold againfor about the same amount. We hear it was flipped for $12k a day later to an SCM'er. That's probably the only profit that will ever be made on this car 1981 MERCEDES BENZ 380SL Convertible. S/N WDBBA45A2880948. Silver/gray. LHD. Odo: 131,594 miles. Auto. AMERICAN CARS #453-1927 FORD TRACK T Roadster. S/N N/A. Black/burgundy cloth. LHD. Odo: 3,019 miles. 350, 4-speed. Billet dash. Tilt, wear, but in nice overall condition. 12-volt. Pitting on bumpers. Paint chip on right fender by ragtop edge. Excellent interior with incorrect carpet. Excellent door and engine compartment cover fit, but front trunk lid has a bend on the edge. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $8,424. Sometimes foreign car buyers can find bargains at American-focused sales. With a strong detailing, this car might bring another $2k-$3k in Scottsdale or Monterey. Of course, you've got higher costs at those auctions as well. #265 - 1969 MERCEDES BENZ 280SL - Roadster. S/N 113.04412-01057. Blue/blue. LHD. Odo: 56,525 miles. Auto. Good paint, Repaint in original color with some fade on hood. Chips on door edges, overspray on door seals, scratched bumpers, broken grille, peeling chrome. Cowl and left front fender fit poor. Previous accident to front end. Nice interior, carpet and wood trim. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $11,440. A good buy. Top-down fun and the three-pointed star rarely combine to sell for less than this. #702 - 1989 MERCEDES BENZ 420SEL - Sedan. S/N WDBCA3507KA4346. Anthracite/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 186,824 miles. disc brakes. Good interior and paint. Dull aluminum grille. Fiberglass kit car on a '27 Ford frame. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $12,168. The size of most riding lawn mowers and just as graceful. Now you'll have something to drive in the Labor Day Parade. #191 1930 FORD COUPE. S/N N/A. Black/black and white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 72,388 miles. Old-school street rod.'50 Merc flathead V8, three-speed, original dash, all steel - chrome, interior and panel fit. Older repaint still decent, with only a few chips on the door edges and hood. Paint bubbles on right rear quarter panel. Interior wood starting to delaminate. Veteran of several auctions. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $17,160. Which show will we see this SL at next? Maybe the buyer will put on the 1,000 miles that make up the drive from Reno to Scottsdale, hoping to cash in on the rarefied Arizona air Or maybe it's finallyfound a home. #639 - 1981 MERCEDES BENZ 380SL - Convertible. S/N BA45A4BB002662. Orange/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 33,000 miles. Actual miles, and lack of interior wear supports odometer. Dull door molding. Scratches on chrome bumpers and a faded or repainted hood with some rock chips. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD 46  Straight body with no sign of paint work. Paint has water spots on top surfaces and needs a polish. Pitting on aluminum trim on top of doors. Rubber on rear bumper scratched. Interior shows usual wear for M-B with 186k miles. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $6,500. One of the better buys of the sale. These cars can surpass 200,000 miles with ease, and it apeared that all of this car 's flaws were cosmetic. ITALIAN CARS #741-1975 FERRARI 308 GT4 DINO Coupe. S/N 10264. Tomato red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 62,557 miles. Original paint fading and discoloring. Checking on top of left rear quarter panel. Rust bubbles on fender lips behind rear tires, and bubbles on lower portion of right door. Good panel fit. Original carpet well worn and needing replacement. Hard leather cracked but useable. Cond: 3. SOLD Sports Car Market body, '32 Ford grille. Nice paint and interior. Paint chip on right rear fender, bubble and paint run on left rear fender. Small rock chips on grille and front fenders. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $19,250. One of the few cars that failed to sell. A nice driver/cruise-in car but the $30,000 reserve was just unrealistic. #417-1935 CHEVROLET COUPE.


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moli mmemiles%% . SCM MARKET REPORT: SILVER HOT AUGUST NIGHTS S/N N/A. Black/gray cloth. LHD. Odo: 2,038 miles. 350, automatic. A beautiful '35 resto rod. Suicide doors. Nice black paint, only a few dirt spots. Slight waviness on roof by driver's door. Custom interior with billet dash. Power steering, four-wheel disc brakes, A/C. A nice ride. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $29,120. This is a car that can be driven for the next five years to events, and then resold for more than was paid here. Can't say the same, value-wise, for your Enron stock can you? #433 1937 FORD COUPE. S/N N/A. Gold and white/tan leather and wool. LHD. Odo: 10,269 miles. 350, auto. Full custom rod. - a nicely done, hand-built custom doesn't seem like much, does it? #409 - vertible. S/N P5FH192235. Teal/teal and white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 57,040 miles. 292, auto. Nice 1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD Con- stainless. Excellent panel fit. Original vinyl. Nice dash. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $20,000. Plenty of money for the unloved six with a two-speed automatic. Not exactly your ideal nostalgia drag cat; unless you measure ET with an egg timer Owner wanted $4,500 more. #213 - 1956 FORD CROWN VICTORIA Coupe. S/N P6P4151419. Coral and white/coral and white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 1,406 miles. Nice older restoration. Outstanding door and panel fit. Digital dash, custom interior, four-wheel independent suspension and disc brakes. A/C, tilt, power steering, shaved door handles, power windows. A few rock chips away from being perfect. Cond: 1 - . NOT SOLD AT $61,000. Reserve of $70,000 was high; high bid was enough. Its unlikely anyone will like the unexpected color combination enough to fork over another $9k, unless you go to a Zimmer convention in Florida. #415 - 1939 FORD TUDOR DELUXE Coupe. S/N 4900971. Black/violet fabric. LHD. Steel body resto rod. Original exterior older restoration. Wide whites. Good paint, chrome starting to fade. Poor trunk lid and passenger door fit. Fair engine compartment detail. Solid interior. Said to have belonged to Jim Morrison of The Doors. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $19,760. Perhaps the poor door fit is the result of a roadhouse brawl. Would you want to drive a car maintained by Jim Morrison? Imagine what 's gone on in the car—on second thought, let 's just not go there. #516 1955 CHEVROLET BELAIR Coupe. SiN 55H042622. Orange and white/orange cream vinyl. LHD. Odo: 80,123 miles. 6-cylinder, automatic. Actual miles. Nice restoration of a solid car. Nice paint, except for moisture bubbles on top of the left front fender. Good chrome and - This month on www.SportsCarMarket.com with perfect body and black paint. Custom interior and dash. Tilt, power steering, power disc brakes, vintage air, power windows. Shaved handles. Poor rear window rubber and small dent on right rear fender only defects. Cond: 1, NOT SOLD AT $35,000. Reserved at $41,000, which just wasn't realistic for this car, no matter how well done it was. Has it been sold by now, or does the owner lay awake at night, remembering Mitch asking him to drop his reserve and counting the imaginary cash? #459 - 1951 MERCURY CONVERTIBLE Street Rod. S/N 0076H5169716. Black/black and red leather. LHD. Odo: 94,892 miles. 265 V8, 4-speed. Wide whites, power windows, power seats, skirts, hot-rod dual-carb flathead. Slightly dull grille, worn pedals and broken rear ash tray lids are the only apparent flaws. Frame-off restoration. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $42,640. In a world of $60,000 brand-new TBirds and $50,000 Cadillac pickups, $42k for January, 2002  To get your complimentary SCM screensaver: 1) Go to www.sportscarmarketcom 2) Click on "Screensavers for SCM Subscribers" on the menu 3) Enter the January password - Zagato 4) download and enjoy the show Just another way to thank you for being apart of the SCM gang. — KM & CB 47 Download the latest SCM gearhead custom screensavers For Subscribers Only! Terrify Your Gearhead Friends with the SCM Available December 25, 2001:  Fright Pig Screen Saver! Available January 11, 2001: It's the Best of the Brits SCM English Car Screensaver Available January 25, 2002: Always Looking For Another The SCM Alfa Romeo Screensaver poR  j Nice paint, good dash, quality steering wheel, good chrome. Stainless is starting to dull. Paint chips on front edge of hood. Rust bubble on right door. Package tray warping. Interior needs cleaning. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $18,200. Sale price was a little strong, considering condition. Even so, this was a decent buy as there didn't appear to be any expensive sins lurking unseen. What you saw was what you got, one of the benefits of buying an older restoration that has mellowed


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SCM MARKET REPORT: SILVER, HOT AUGUST NIGHTS #203-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR Hard- top. SN VC57K116347. Black/red leather. LHD. Odo: 2,215 miles. 350 V8, auto. Power steering, are difficult to bring to #1 condition, so seller was probably wise to do a "decent" job, and then accept "decent" money for the car A fair deal for all involved, and a stylish way to take the kids to Classic Soccer #412-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR Convertible. S/N VC57J205492. Red/red and silver vinyl. LHD. Odo: 53,800 miles. 283, auto. • • • • • • • • • trunk lid. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $16,328. Fair price. Car was far from perfect, but it is still a convertible with a 409. At the very least, drive it all year then turn it around for the same price at next year 's Hot August Nights. #233-1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Roadster. S/N 208675107211. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 1,600 miles. 327, 4-speed. • • • • • • • • A/C, tilt. Tiny moisture bubbles in paint on left front fender and right side of roof. Original dash with aftermarket steering wheel. Non-original pattern leather upholstery. Frame-off restoration. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $37,000. A beautiful resto rod. Imagine the emotional state of the owner when the bubbles appeared in the paint. Short of a complete respray, this car will never get to its $49k reserve. #206 - 1957 CHEVROLET 3200 Pickup Truck. S/N 3B570114726. Teal/black and white cloth and vinyl. LHD. A nice, old, straight Frame-off restoration. Only a couple of pieces of aftermarket stainless trim and poor plating on the front of the hood chrome keep this Chevy from being perfect. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $39,520. Good deal. No one will know you're not driving a fuelie when you're parked at the drive-in. Have Bel Airs peaked? At some point, everyone who wants one will have one, and prices will begin to slide. Impossible? Just ask Ferrari Boxer owners. #564 - 1958 FORD FAIRLANE SKYLINE Convertible. S/N H8RW151079. Red and white/white. LHD. Odo: 20,582 miles. Good Straight body with older repaint, which is fading badly. Star crack in trunk lid, crack in left rear corner. Original style interior with fading carpet, but good upholstery and dash. Fine chrome. Nice engine compartment with good detail. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $29,000. Buyers here weren't willing to pay for cars with needs. The seller should have taken the money— it will cost him $10k to get another $5k out of this car #420 - 1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Roadster. S/N 208675109300. Beige metallic/ beige vinyl. LHD. Odo: 89,000 miles. 327, 4speed. Actual miles. Good repaint in original truck. Good dash and steering wheel, rubber floor mat showing use. Dull repaint starting to show its age. Varnish peeling off bed wood. Owner claims $16,000 spent on restoration, but had to be seven or eight years ago. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $7,488. For pocket change, you can have the perfect vehicle for parts chasing while you build your next rod. Chances are that while the paint is showing some wear, the mechanicals are as good as new. #268 - 1957 CHEVROLET NOMAD Sta- tion Wagon. S/N VC57A184922. Red and white/red and gray fabric and vinyl. LHD. paint, fair chrome, decent stainless. Power steering, power brakes, wide whites. Older reupholstery showing age. Original dash faded and poor. Wavy left rear quarter panel. Engine detailed by exploding a spray can of flat black. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $18,408. A small bargain, considering that a strong detailing could move this car into high #2 condition. However; Fords from this era will never have the value of Chevys. So restore them for love, not for financial return. #229 - 1962 CHEVROLET IMPALA Con- vertible. S/N 2176738931. Black/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 20,649 miles. 409 V8, auto. Attractive respray. Correct upholstery. Dash pad color. Original upholstery in good condition. New carpet, good chrome. No signs of any body damage. Poor engine detail. With a strong detail, could be a #2+ car. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $31,200. On the low end of the scale for a nice '62 'Vette, so consider this wisely bought. With documented miles and matching numbers, there is a big upside here. #504 1965 FORD MUSTANG Fastback. S/N 5TO9L140798. Gold/tan vinyl. LHD. Odo: 16,509 miles. Wide whites. Tinted glass. Older - Sports a 350, automatic. Resto rod with modern mechanicals and period body. Vintage air, power brakes, power steering. Nice chrome, great engine and compartment. Wide whites. 300 miles claimed since total restoration. Everything done well. Lots of money spent except on lower body paint, which had orange peel. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $26,000. Nomads 48  has been filled and painted. Right rear quarter panel wavy. Left door fit poor. Dirty engine and underhood. Dented and faded aluminum trim, chrome. Cracks in paint. Water marks on repaint with top surface dull. Peeling paint on roof at driver's door. Good panel fit and original style reupholstery. Poor engine and engine compartment. Quality chrome. Cond: 3. NOT Sports Car Market


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SCM MARKET REPORT: SILVER HOT AUGUST NIGHTS SOLD AT $11,000. Bid was low, but the $15k reserve was high. Fair market value is somewhere in between. #562 - 1965 FORD MUSTANG Convert- ible. S/N 5R08C137125. Red/white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 85,497 miles. Claimed $18,000 #442-1967 PONTIAC GTO Convertible. S/N 242677P134939. Red/red vinyl. LHD. Bare-metal repaint in correct color. Good panel fit. Straight body except for some waviness in • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • restoration. Rally-Pac, trumpet exhaust, GT wheels, fog lights. Good panel fit. Wavy rear quarter panels. Great interior. Nice chrome. An excellent car until you look close. The paint job is barely above amateur level. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $19,500. If $18,000 was spent on the restoration, I couldn't see where unless the shop charged $ 100/hour Just too many flaws to meet the $22,000 reserve. #466 - 1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Coupe. SN N/A. White/blue vinyl. LHD. Odo: 76,293 miles. 427, 4-speed. Side pipes. Incorrect wheels. Numbers don't match. Ten-yearold restoration. Nice paint with a few chips on the nose and right rear quarter panel. Good chrome. Correct interior nice. Clean but poorly detailed engine. Good panel fit. Cond: 2 SOLD AT $34,320. An original 427 coupe in - . Good panel fit. Straight body. New interior kit with back covers on front seats poorly installed. Incorrect carpet, missing top of door rubber seals. Good dash. Filthy engine compartment. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $15,000. If the car had been properly detailed, the $16,500 reserve would have been easily met. Instead, the sloppy presentation guaranteed this car would go home unsold At an auction, it 's all about shine. #528 this condition could be hadforjust a little more, so we should have a happy seller here. #506 - 1968 DODGE DART GTS Coupe. S/N LS23P8B181485. Red/white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 49,830 miles. 340 c.i. V8, automatic. Very - 1966 CHEVROLET NOVA SS Coupe. S/N N/A. Bronze/cream vinyl. LHD. Odo: 13,442 miles. 327, 4-speed. An older restoration starting to age. Small chips on the hood, rust bubble on right rear post, rust repair around antenna, dull stainless. Good chrome, fair engine compartment, nice interior redone to original specs. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $19,000. Face it. Novas are dumblooking cars that make Falcons seem stylish. And bronze over cream? They have their following, but not at $19k for a car with obvious problems. Bid was generous. 50  nice restoration. Good paint. Interior very original. Signs that lower right quarter panel has been replaced. Heat marks on chrome bumpers. Chrome-plated plastic console trim peeling. Fair engine compartment. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $12,584. Second-tier small-block muscle cars continue to do well as the big-block cars escalate in price. Three years ago, this would have been an $8,000 car #440 - 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS Coupe Clone. S/N 124379L509098. Silver with black stripes/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 24,261 miles. 350, auto. SS built from a Year One catalog. Power steering. Fair silver repaint recently done. Original interior showing wear. Excellent original dash. Incorrect steering wheel. Engine compartment nicely detailed. Fading chrome. Dull stainless. Rear spoiler looks like it was painted with a rattle can. #1 body, rest of car #3. 383, auto. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $19,500. Challengers will never have the appeal of the simpler, more handsome 'Cudas, but they continue to increase in value. It would take American manufacturers 25 years to regain the sense of style they had in the '60s and early '70s. #450 1972 PONTIAC LEMANS Coupe. SN N/A. Red/white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 32,441 miles. 350 V8, auto. Original upholstery showing fade and wear. Newer carpet, good dash. Newer repaint covering body work on left rear quarter panel. Right rear quarter panel in fair condition; - Sports Car Market Body not sanded before respray, paint now peeling. Stripes painted gloss black on left side, flat black on right. Rusty exhaust tips. Poor engine detail. Engine compartment sprayed with undercoat before being painted. Hood repaired several times. Decent interior. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,240. Price was strong considering condition. 340 Challengers can bring as much as $30k, but those are grade-A cars, not uneven restorations. #285 - 1971 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T Coupe. SN JS23N1B327906. Yellow/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 74,666 miles. Excellent paint left rear quarter panel. Nice chrome. Interior faded and dull aluminum trim on door tops and soft top. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $29,120. A ton of money for a '67 GTO with automatic. But Ilot August Nights is the place to get top dollar for American iron. #454 - 1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS/ SS Coupe. S/N N/A. Orange/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 43,677 miles. 350, automatic. Very nice oran e re amt. Padml chrome. Dull stainless. with lots of orange peel. Dirty paint in stripes. Good chrome and panel fit. Cracked taillight lens. Dull stainless. Dirty interior and dash. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $13,936. You're buying the quality of the work here; the SS badges are just thrown in to impress the neighbors who don't know any better Overall, a decent value. #623 - Coupe. SN JH23J0B281224. Orange/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 31,079 miles. 340, 4-speed. 1970 DODGE CHALLENGER T/A


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• • %••E . SCM MARKET REPORT: SILVER HOT AUGUST NIGHTS the 41,  experience The Ultimate SL Resource Book overspray on some trim pieces. Dull stainless, fading chrome. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $5,824. Only at Hot August Nights would this nondescript car bring this much money Sales like this give sellers who don't prep their cars fully the wrong idea about how to do well at auction. #628-1976 AMC PACER Hatchback Coupe. S/N A6A667A349957. Red/black cloth and vinyl. LHD. Odo: 90,490 miles. 258 six, automatic. Power steering, A/C. Poor repaint on a very straight car. Lots of dirt and dust in paint. Fading chrome. Overspray everywhere. Good interior, which looks original. Worn 368 pgs. Full color. Hardbound. $65 +$4 shipping 24 hour Tel. 612.377.0155 Fax 612.377.0157 FIVE DECADES OF carpet at driver's foot. Condition supports the claim of miles being actual. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $2,912. Some say the market for nerd cars is growing. Some say the number ofnerds is growing. Wonder if the buyer belongs to Mensa.• Sports Car Market magazine www.sportscarmarketcom Cruise by. Hot August Nights 2001 The  Experience.com = =A THE MERCEDES BENZ SL Calendar of Events Fountain Hills, Arizona January 11-14, 2002 Over 500 cars  Puyallup, Washington  175 cars  200 cars  Portland, Oregon 150 cars Billings, Montana 80 cars Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 125 cars Fort McDowell Casino February 9-10, 2002 Western Washington Fairgrounds With the Corvette and High Performance Meet and Show Seattle, Washington  March 9-10, 2002 Seattle Exhibition Center With the Seattle Roadster Show April 20, 2002 Portland Expo Center June 1,2002 Roaring '20s Auditorium June 15, 2002 Coeur d'Alene Resort Grounds Jackson Hole, Wyoming July 6th-7th 150 cars  Boise, Idaho - November 2001 SILVER COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS 2020 N MONROE, SPOKANE, WA 99205 1-800-255-4485  www.silverauctions.com '65 Corvair cony, sold for $7,300 January, 2002  '79 Fiat Spider cony, sold for $3,800 51 Teton Village On the grounds of the Mangy Moose Saloon Boise, Idaho - November 2001 31 Ford Model A street rod sold for $29,000 '63 Ford Galaxie 500 Factory Lightweight sold for $75,920 Boise, Idaho - November 2001


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SCM MARKET REPORT: BONHAMS & BROOKS SILVERSTONE % ......111.% .1 Bonhams & Brooks Historic Racing Festival Weekend Silverstone, Northamptonshire, UK August 25, 2001 Auctioneer: Malcolm Barber Number of automotive lots: 52 Number of automotive lots sold: 24 Sale rate: 46% Sale total: $2,453,980 High: Lot #520, 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Corto Corsa roadster sold for $1,530,720, including buyer's premium Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 15% on the first $43,200, 10% thereafter B 52  Report by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics onhams & Brooks set up their marquee right behind the Silverstone paddock area during what used to be the Coys-backed Historic Racing Festival. This year the threeday event occurred in late August, which likely had something to do with a noticeable fall in spectator numbers. As a result, the future staging of the Festival at Silverstone in its recent form is said to now be in doubt. The auction tent was by no means full and, following the turn of the prewar Alfa superstar lot, many drifted away to other attractions, leaving empty seats for the rest of the catalog. Consigning the ex-Scuderia Ferrari-campaigned short-wheelbase, short-chassis Corto supercharged 8C 2300 after 42 years of being out of the market in the private ownership of Jack Hayward, a recently deceased former BBC cameraman, was a major coup for the UK auction market leaders. Despite the absence of the original Zagato coachwork and much DIY work that will require undoing, this 8C's period race history— having been driven by Pierro Taruffi and Guido d'Ippolito into second place in the 1932 Spa 24 Hours—boosted its performance under the gavel to $1,530,720. Together with its sister Alfa at Spa, this is reckoned to have been the first of Enzo Ferrari's team cars to carry the now renowned—though at the time freshly adopted—Cavallino Rampante (Prancing Horse) shield emblem. Once rebodied correctly, this will be a truly great car again. In the long term, it may even have been cheaply acquired. However, despite being in possession of impeccable provenance, the beautifully presented 1.5-liter turbocharged Lotus-Renault 98T Fl, which had been driven by the great Ayrton Senna to three GP podium finishes in RHD. Odo: 99,384 miles. Chassis shortened in period with much competition history. Paint fair. Stone chips on rear mudguards. Many old scrutineering "pass" tickets, most recent in 1996. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $162,144. Great character chariot, street legal and eligible for all manner of historic sport. Correctly valued. #541 - 1929 ALVIS SILVER EAGLE 2.0 Roadster. Body by Cross & Ellis. S/N 7554. early 1970s. Successfully raced in Canada and US. Has won UK vintage races from 1997 to 2001. Cosmetically very poor. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $57,600. Wide front track and narrow rear for much sliding about through turns. Judgingfrom recent results, this is an extremely competitive bit of kit—but chain-drive is not everybody's idea of fun. Nobody foolhardy enough to take it on here. #517-1931 MG MIDGET C-TYPE MONTLHERY Roadster. SN CO286. British Sports Car Market 1986, failed to hook a buyer with bidding (or at least bid-calling) abandoned at $547,200. Indeed, rather surprisingly in view of the pulling power of this weekend for collectors bent towards motor sports, there seemed to be very few of them in the tent and even fewer bidding for the correctly targeted competition stock. The Tony Merrick-created 1936-spec 1.5liter supercharged B Type ERA, which was builtup from largely original components and has been accepted for prewar GP racing here, did change hands for $239,760 though. Meanwhile, the far more mint Cameron Millar-replicated 1957 type 2.5-liter Maserati 250F Tipo 2 GP racer, again employing many in-period components, failed to get away after an insufficient $273,600 had been displayed on the bidding board. By contrast, the 1928 4.5-liter Bentley special with chassis shortened and racy minimalist two-seater body fitted in 1934 for all forms of on- and off-road motor sport by marque specialists Windrum and Garstin oozed originality. Delightfully used-looking and ready to enjoy some more, it rightly achieved the forecast $162,144. The ex-Lancia factory team 037 coupe in original-looking Martini livery, driven by Marldcu "Maximum Attack" Alen on the 1982 Tour de Corse and Acropolis Rallies, was well bought for $73,440. Group B rally cars with some real history on file are enjoying a strengthening market on this side of the pond for Track Days as well as the increasing number of invitation runs for such Golden Oldies that precede the "Moderns" on WRC rounds.—R.H-E. ENGLISH CARS #546-1928 BENTLEY 4.5 LITRE ShortChassis Roadster. Body by Windrum and Garstin. S/N HF 3196. Eng.# NX 3471. British Racing Green/British Racing Green. Eng.# 8028. Green/tan. RHD. Odo: 7,562 miles. Red painted wires. Expensively restored-37 years ago! Paint thick and poorly applied. Chrome good. Engine bay brightwork corroded. Fresh trim. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $30,636. Said to be mechanically okay and ready to run. Amount spent was plenty. #525-1929 BENTLEY 6% LITRE SPEED SIX LE MANS Roadster Replica. S/N LB2348. Eng.# LB2348. Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 395 miles. Formerly a Park Ward sedan and Barker boattail. Ex-Harrah 4,4 fre gra 101 collection too. Present Vanden Plas Le Mans replica body fitted in 1992 and "Speed Six" spec re-enacted since. Mint cosmetically, apart from minor pitting to polished engine brightwork. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $316,800. Beautifully presented—but far too replicated to make the $432,000 required. #547-1929 DE HAVILLAND DH6OG GYPSY MOTH Biplane. SN G - AAMY. Black over yellow. Made under license in US. Starred along with Meryl Steep and Robert Redford in the 1985 movie "Out of Africa." Fabric recovered since. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $54,720. Celebrity status did not impress the Silvers/one crowd, who clearly prefer their wheels to stay on the ground. $72,000 and more had been forecast. Still, looked good just outside the tent. #513 - 1930 GN/AC 2.0 SPECIAL Race Car. Body by Ron Footitt. S/N N/A. Dark green/ black. Special consisting of GN chassis, AC engine and chain-drive created in UK in the


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•Nil . 1 I om EU  SCM MARKET REPORT: BONHAMS & BROOKS, SILVERSTONE nal, had been retrimmed nicely—only cracked armrests original. Tools intact. Wires covered with wheel discs. Enhanced with overdrive. Cond: 1 - Racing Green/British Racing Green. RHD. Supercharged. History known from new. Expensively restored to correct original spec in early 1990s. Very good paint, trim, dash and instruments. Pitted chrome on both radiator and fuel filler caps. Cond: 1 - . NOT SOLD AT $69,120. This fab car with all its history on file, failed to hook anyone here. Wrong car for the historic racing crowd? Worth $75,000 all day long. #540-1936 ERA B-TYPE 1.5 LITRE SUPERCHARGED Race Car. Body by Tony Merrick. SN AJM 1. Red/black. Built up from . NOT SOLD AT $64,800. Although in lovely condition, far too expensive for this venue. Perhaps worth $72,000, not the $86,000 required here. #543-1933 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II 40/50HP CONTINENTAL Sedan. Body by Barker. S/N 47 MW. Eng.# XO 45. Black over blue over black/dark brown. RHD. Odo: 83,333 miles. Louvered hood and scuttle from new. largely period ERA bits during late 1970s and accepted by authorities for prewar GP events to "fill gap" after one of the original 17 ERAs was wrecked in a crash. Not quite pristine, but in good race-ready order. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $239,760. Although at least $260,000 was forecast, amount spent was plenty for this entry ticket to prewar GP racing. #515 Last restored in early 1980s. Very good paint and brightwork. Although leather looked origi- vINTAG 1956 AC BRISTOL Coupe. S/N BE579. Eng.# 100D 525. Green metallic/ green. RHD. Odo: 46,512 miles. Period radio, Moto-Lita steering wheel, aluminum fuel tank. Last restored in 1995. 1998 Tour Auto participant. Uprated engine not original to car. Over-thick paint with evidence of masking - COLLECTION SALE PRIVATE Established 1979 A rare opportunity to purchase today's most desirable cars! Shown by appointment only. Call Ken Dougherty. and bubbling to driver's door. Leather retrim looked brand new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $27,828. Wildly over-ambitious expectation of $43,200 was not forthcoming under hammer and never would be for a fixed-head in this condition. Post-sale deal was done at a far more realistic valuation. #523 - 1957 COOPER Mk XI F3 Race Car. SN MKIX/18/57. Eng.# R1 1M 86442. Blue metallic with white stripe/dark orange. Acquired new and raced by Joe Lubin in California. Returned to UK in 1988, last raced in 1995. Cosmetically restored some time ago. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $20,160. Being listed in Cooper records and having FIA papers was not enough to lure a taker Even though recommissioning and new tires would have to 9848 Southwest Freeway Houston, Texas 77074 713-541-2281 Fax 713-541-2286 kand_k@swbell.net 1971 Maserati Ghibli Spyder 4.9. Red/ black leather/tan cloth top. New paint and leather. Many mechanical upgrades. Prototype 4.9— the first ever made! Original books and records, two. owner car, superb condition, $125,000. 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB. Red/black. Very rare dry sump engine—less than 300 made! Came out of a private Italian collection. No expense spared in maintenance. The best. Very fast! $32,500. 1934 Jaguar SSI Tourer. Yellow/dark green leather, 20 hp, new chrome, outstanding leather and top. Very good body, frame and wood structure. Frame-off restoration approx. 20 years ago. Car has been in a private collection ever since. $72,000. 1972 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Coupe. Red/ black leather, 5-speed, power steering and windows. Factory A/C, wire wheels, 36,000 miles. Excellent. $45,000. 1969 Ferrari 365 2+2. Black/new tan leather, power windows and steering, factory A/C. 38,000 miles. Excellent condtion. $45,000. January, 2002  1953 Jaguar XK120 DHC: 3.4/6 cyl; 4spd; servo assist brakes; numbers match; very nice older restoration. $55,000 1961 Maserati Vignale Spyder. Silver/ red leather/black cloth top, 4speed, front DB, PW, wire wheels, new leather, early production car. $75,000 Maserati 250F 1:3/4 scale Replica: Body by Allegretti; ONE OF TWO"; 5 speed; rack & pinion steering; disc brakes; Spectacular!! $$$CALL$$$ 53


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SCM MARKET REPORT: BONHAMS & BROOKS, SILVERSTONE eumemillmilem% be funded before any action, should have raised $22,000-but $4,000 more was being sought. #506 - Coupe. SN YM12586. Eng.# 16GBU2265. Black/burgundy. RHD. Odo: 81,891 miles. 1959 MGA 1600 TWIN CAM - LF9454LBA. White with green sidewinder/black. RHD. Odo: 2,859 miles. FIA caged and stripped for competition use with foam-filled tank-and yet still street legal. Poorly masked from 1998 respray. Side and rear Perspex poorly affixed. Fresh motor. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $16,560. Everything done and event ready. Correctly valued. #531 - 1964 GORDON KEEBLE COUPE, - S/N C20/F1004RD. Eng.# 20/F1004RD. Burgundy/magnolia. RHD. Odo: 96,973 miles. Older restoration and generally shabby. Prominent S/N 1S50369. Eng.# 7S4222. Black/burgundy. RHD. Odo: 55,243 miles. Said to have good refurbished mechanicals, but bubbles present under paint. "Working" engine bay. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $14,076. Historyfile and manual shift helped it to make just over the minimum required bid Fixed-head V12s aren't worth much more. #510 - 1971 MERLYN Mk 20 FORMULA FORD 1600 Race Car. S/N CRO MI(20/50. Sports overdrive transmission. Restored some time ago in South Africa. Paint, chrome, interior-all average. New items include clutch, dynamo, control box, safety catch, air filters and distributor. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $12,420. Seemingly sound and correctly valued for a fixed-head, even with the twin-cam engine. #528 1963 JAGUAR XKE SI 3.8 Coupe. S/N 890912. White with blue stripes/black. RHD. Purpose-built for Historic GT race in - rivets along both sills. Not driven for some time. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $12,240. Even as presented, this Giugiaro-styled, GRP-bodied, Chevy V8-powered rare supercar (only 99 built) should have fetched at least $14,000. #526 - Coupe. SN DB6/2378/R. Eng.# 400/2369. Red/ black. RI-ID. Odo: 60,003 miles. Former restoration project taken on in 1986 and completed in Black. Restored in 1992 and raced successfully on sale day! What more could a potential new owner ask for? Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $19,044. Required money was forthcoming for this onthe-button FE Worth it. #507 - 1965 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Mk I 1971 MALLOCK Mk 11B F3 Race Car. S/N 11B.71.005. Red/black. Good F3 race history before being converted to Clubman's 1980s. Only monocoque appeared to be original and that had been lightened. Chips and stars to paint. Described as "indecently quick." Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $48,960. With 325 blip dyno-proven 3.8 upfront, likely to be very quick on track, though far from being street legal. Probably worth no more than $36,000. #509 - - 1963 LOTUS ELAN SI Roadster. S/N 26/0112. Red/black. RHD. Odo: 1,295 miles. Totally restored with original chassis retained in 1987. Thought to have less than 10,000 miles in total. Paint now only average. 1996. Paint only fair with stone chips to front. Bumperless. Engine bay poorly presented. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $31,680. Not refurbished well enough to sell, at leastfor this crowd $26,000 should have been enough for this one. #529 - F2 Race Car. S/N 200-18F. White/black. Reckoned to be the late Jo Schlesser's race car with period Euro results. Well restored in recent times. 1968 McLAREN COSWORTH M4A - Formula spec. Converted back to F3 again circa 1991 and Historic F3 race winner since. Good overall, but very ugly. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $12,254. There is a very small market for historic F3s, and an even smaller one for this car Would possibly be worth more i f presented as Classic Clubman 's sports. #514 - 1974 FORD CAPRI Mk II Race Coupe. Body by Boreham Works Competition Department. S/N 131141419. White over orange and gold/black. RHD. Ex-Ford works and Bumpers crudely repainted black. Chrome trunk-lid hinges poor. Interior wood and vinyl good. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $27,324. This was quite an extraordinary result for what was far from the best example of an open Elan around. It takes two people both wanting the same car for a result like this. #511 1963 FORD LOTUS CORTINA Mk Race Sedan. S/N Z74C065917. Eng.# --v-41■ria-1417tr  - , 4al Nice and clean. Hewland FT200 included, but damaged Cosworth FVA missing. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $15,732. FVA engines are as rare as hens' teeth, but this was still cheap for a competitive F2 with good provenance. #512 - 1971 JAGUAR XICE V12 Coupe. then Maims team. Claimed to have been restored in 1990. Poor cosmetics with chips. Strictly a race car. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $14,400. This should have been enough but, foolishly, it wasn't for vendor #516-1983 EMKA-ASTON MARTIN GROUP C Race Coupe. S/N MC01 Red/Kevlar. RHD. Presented in 1983 Le Mans - 83C. 54  Sports Car Market


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EV..  SCM MARKET REPORT: BONHAMS BROOKS, SILVERSTONE livery where it was the first British car to finish. Generally smart for an old racer, though wheels are a tad shabby. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $89,280. With practical Aston V8 motor, and being eligible for increasingly popular Historic Group C, should have sold. Maybe all potential buyers weren 'tin the tent but were on the circuit racing when its turn came. #548-1986 LOTUS-RENAULT 98T Fl 1.5 TURBOCHARGED Race Car. S/N 981 - 4. Black/black. Super Senna history (3,000 miles and seven GPs). As driven by him, apart from S/N 114372. Gray metallic/black with white stripes. LHD. Prepped by Beal Hardy in Atlanta and much raced in US until 1999. Tired looking. Bumperless. Wobbly hinge on engine bay lid. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $20,160. Needed a major makeover to make it near anything like the $25,000 required #559 1965 PORSCHE 911 Rally Coupe. S/N 300379. Eng.# 900906. Yellow/black. - upgraded replica. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $23,040. Did not sell in the Coys sale at NEC in January and no takers here either Small market for old rally cars, particularly non-mint ones. Probably worth $23,000 rather than the $31,680 and upwards being sought. #545 - 1982 AUDI QUATTRO Al GROUP 1988 version of Renault Sport Turbo V6. Stunning condition. Maintained by Classic Team Lotus. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $547,200. No guide price andfinal bid made by telephone. What's it really worth? Who knows? #519 1989 AC COBRA Mk IV Roadster. S/N SA9AK3027KA0117. Eng.# 1293. Red/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 3,178 miles. Genuine low mileage. Paint unmarked. Apart from - 77917A11 €7,' Good period race history. Poor cosmetics. Cond: SOLD AT $18,216. Likely to have future in classic saloon racing and correctly valued #530 - pitted rear fender stoneguards, brightwork good. Nardi wheel. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $46,368. Achieved required price, which is near the going retail rate for a Mk IV #560 1993 JAGUAR XJ220C Race Coupe. Body by TWR. S/N SAJJEAEXJ220002. Eng.# 6A002SB. Green metallic/black. RHD. - LHD. Odo: 70,175 miles. Expensively restored into stripped-out rally car 1997-98. Paint chipped and cracked from recent events. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $20,160. Early rally 911s can cost $80,000 plus when they pass out of Tuthill workshops. Used, this one should have raised at least another $2,000. #554 1973 BMW 3.0 Race Coupe. S/N 2285395. Dark metallic green/black. RHD. - Audi livery/black. LHD. Odo: 20,409 kms. Once a real works rally car, but with little history of note. Clearly well used with poor old repaint and very dirty interior. Poor detailing. Recaro seats, Motec fuel injection system. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $24,480. Said to be mechanically good, but too scruffiifor anyone here. Would need a cosmetic makeover to sell, and then $28,800 might be achievable. #549 - 1973 PORSCHE 911 3.0 RS RALLY Coupe Replica. S/N 9113501311. White/ black. LHD. Odo: 26,434 kms. Fully modified for serious Special Stage rallying-caged, highbacked buckets, fire system, loads of lights on hood. Shabby, used, poor detailing and, though a good basis for a total refurb, would still be an 1985 AUDI SPORT QUATTRO Coupe. S/N WAUZZZ85ZEA9050. Eng.# KW027. Red/gray leather. LHD. Odo: 27,500 miles. Factory-built short-wheelbase Quattro with Kevlar panels to Group B spec. Two owners from new. Audi service history. Reportedly never raced or rallied. Very nice. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $49,680. Great car in great condition. Lucky YOUR VOTE COUNTS! Log on to www.sportscarmarket.com and vote in the weekly Collector Car Imta - Poll beginning December 21, 2001: Disqualified Le Mans GT class winner with only very minor race distress. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $259,200. Flawed history didnt help its chances. Desired $360,000 most unlikely. GERMAN CARS #537 1961 PORSCHE 356B Race Coupe. - Poll beginning Jan uary 11. 2002: Where's the best place to advertise your car for sale? Poll beginning January 18, 2002: Restored or original, which do you prefer? Which exotic do you want to find under the tree Christmas morning? Poll beginning December 28, 2001: Choose the most important part of preparing a car for auction. Poll beginning January 4, 2002: Ferrari F50, 250 SWB or SWB California Spyder - which one is for you? Poll. See the poll results instantly, and find out if you are part of the mainstream or hopelessly lost in space! B Rally Coupe. Body by AudiSport. S/N 85A0900016. Eng.# 85A0900016. White with January, 2002  55


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SCM MARKET REPORT: BONHAMS & BROOKS, SILVERSTONE Embrey 275-bhp 250F motor. Much better than new. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $273,600. Superb re-creation that, sadly, nobody appeared to want here. What is it really worth? Not the $432,000 guide price (or more), that's for sure. Retailed—unsuccessfully—by London trade for some time. new owner paid every bit, but got something of quality in exchange. #508-1985 MERCEDES-BENZ 500SL Roadster. SiN 1070462A025385. Eng.# 11796222005416. Red/magnolia. RHD. Odo: 84,527 miles. Hard top, alloy wheels, heated #522-1962 ALFA ROMEO 2000 Roadster. Body by Touring. S/N AR102 04 2825. Eng.# AR00202402824. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 97,321 miles. Restored in 1989. Many minor chips. looking, correctly liveried. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $28,800. No FVA, no sale. Difficult to value. #544-1972 FERRARI DINO 246 GT Coupe. S/N 4334. Eng.# 4334. Silver metallic/black. RHD. Odo: 42,889 miles. Three Pitted chrome. Mechanical refurb in 1997. Cond: 2 - seats, rear seats, cruise control, ABS and electric windows. Okay exterior. Grubby interior. Full service history. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $14,242. Correctly valued for what is nothing more than a used car ITALIAN CARS #520-1932 ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 CORTO CORSA Roadster. S/N 2111027. Eng.# 2111027. Red/tan. RHD. Odo: 384 miles. . SOLD AT $5,796. Tired looking, but said to work well enough. Cheaply landed Price will no doubt cause much emotional distress to 2000 owners everywhere. #536-1962 FIAT 1500 Coupe. Body by Ghia. SN 03741001. Eng.# 1150S-26002. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 84,791 kms. Borranis. Good paint. owners, genuine mileage. Major restoration in 1982. Repainted in 1992 and still excellent. Poor brightwork. Engine and luggage bays presented well. Laminated windshield with "milky" corner. Aluminum radiator. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $52,848. Nice example, clearly well-cared-for—hence just over top estimate paid. Worth it. #539-1982 LANCIA 037 Rally Coupe. S/N 028. White with Martini stripes. LHD. Confirmed to be ex-Scuderia Ferrari driven in 1932 Spa 24 Flours by Taruffi/d'Ippolito when fitted with Zagato Spider coachwork. Rediscovered after 42 years in UK. DIY part-resto with rear mudguards, running boards, radiator surround and grille missing. Interior stripped out, apart from door trims. Buyer would most certainly throw body and interior away and start over. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $1,530,720. Sensational history and highly desirable spec. Much bidding in tent—and from four telephone players, too—from the opening bid of $1,123,200 until the gavel fell. This pre-9/11 result is unlikely to be bettered in UK for some time. #524-1957 MASERATI 250F TIPO 2 2.5 LITER GP Race Car. Body by GP Metalcraft. SN CM9. Red. Creator Cameron Millar employed many original items such as the transaxle casing, de Dion tube assembly, steering column and the majority of engine ancillaries. Cyril Brightwork poor and pitted. Interior fresh. Brought to UK from Italy in 1992 and reportedly exhibited at a prominent motor museum until recently. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $7,920. Even two spare engines and spare gearbox were insufficient incentivefor anybody to take this one on— and certainly notfor anywhere near the required $10,000. Bid was more than realistic. #542-1962 LANCIA FLANHNIA 3C GT Coupe. Body by Touring. S/N 824.10.3058. Eng.# 824.004.689. Gray metallic/burgundy leather. LHD. Odo: 94,766 miles. Last repainted Increase your traffic. ' 4444 1111144$111111101111  4.111 in 1999 and still good. Brightwork average. Very cracked, but original leather seats. New rear bumper. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $16,560. Stylish and underrated, this car at this price constitutes a good value. #532-1970 TECNO-FORD F2 Race Car. S/N 810. Red with white. Claimed to be exRegazzoni works Tecno. Brand new Richardson Ford 1.6 motor—but not Cosworth FVA. New Hewland Mk IX box. Electrics claimed to be all new. Very original- 56  AT ,7 'eke. Reach a Advertise in sports Car Market. Call (503) 261-0555 x 202 for information and rates. Ad Rates available online at: www.sportscarmarket.com Sports Car Market


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1 ... III  SCM MARKET REPORT: BONHAMS BROOKS, GOODWOOD Driven by Markku Alen on Corsica and Acropolis WRC rounds. Chips to very original-looking works livery. 1985 Evolution II 2122-cc motor with longer stroke and larger supercharger fitted. High-ratio final drive. Interior looks used. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $73,440. Real Group B rally Lancia with factory team history in most authentic-looking condition. Demand increases for such exciting fare for Track Days and running in invited "00" pack before major Euro rallies. Could prove to be the buy in the sale.• 4 unsold after an equally invisible $267,500 was bid. There was far more interest, however, in a 1965 275 GTB shortnose on six carbs and a 1970 365 GTB/4 Daytona that had come direct to auction from the estate of the late Mrs. Audrey Roberts, widow of high-profile collector Bob Roberts. Both were one-owner, relatively low-mileage, right-hand drive Ferraris and, even though laid up and undriven for many years, were keenly contested until the gavel determined second ownership for $137,052 and $70,359, respectively. A slightly lower-thanforecast $144,500 was accepted for Roberts's super-stylish, Gangloff-bodied 1938 Bugatti 57C drophead. Bonhams & Brooks Goodwood Festival of Speed Weekend, Sussex, UK July 6, 2001 Auctioneer: Robert Brooks Number of automotive lots: 93 Number of automotive lots sold: 49 Sale rate: 53% Sale total: $3,425,522 High: Lot #724, 1904 Mercedes-Simplex 28/ 32hp 5.5 Brewster tourer sold for $374,355, including buyer's premium Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 15% on the first $43,200, 10% thereafter T January, 2002  Report by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics he ever-expanding Robert Brookschaired auction empire once again held their event on the lawns directly behind the stately Goodwood House for their annual pre-Festival of Speed sale. With 93 cars on offer, which was probably 13 too many for the audience and their wallets, and with many rather runof-the mill classics of indifferent quality as well, the going for the London house proved to be firm to hard. Indeed, this was reflected in the hit rate for the afternoon, during which only half the stock changed hands. Top seller, costing its new owner $374,355, was a 1904 Mercedes-Simplex 281 32hp tourer—or rather a 1907-08 chassis with a Brewster body, admittedly of 1904 vintage. Regularly exercised on major vet runs, though with cracks to the paint and marked seats, it cost its vendor $288,000. But that was six years ago—so, having funded running expenses, somewhere near break-even was achieved. Not bad. The two top Ferrari entries, both right-hand drive and both mint, failed to get away, with a Tour Auto-campaigned 1965 275 GTB Speciale Competizione running out of puff at $479,400 and the 1966 London Motor Show 275 GTB/ Another stunning good looker, a 1939 Lagonda V12 Le Mans Rapide, deservedly achieved the desired minimum of $265,785. Strong period motor racing provenance boosted the chances and results of a 1931-32 Aston Martin Le Mans team car and a Mille Miglia/ Targa Florio-campaigned 1948-51 Frazer Nash Le Mans rep, which cost $259,581 and $250,275 apiece. A seductively dusty 1925 Rolls Phantom I 40/50 that had been rebodied in 1938 with Gurney Nutting tourer coachwork from a 1932 Bentley was entirely fresh to market, having been recently "discovered" in South Africa. Inevitably, as with so many of these sleeping beauties, this project seduced plenty of dreamers during viewing and was taken on by one starry-eyed suitor for $60,207. The $133,950 paid for a 1988 Porsche 959, this one regularly seen working around UK events, established the new going rate for the supercar, most of which rarely go anywhere— apart, that is, from when they travel inside transporters to auction.—R.H-E. ENGLISH CA RS #709-1925 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I 40/50HP Dual Cowl Tourer. Body by Gurney Nutting. S/N 119 RC. Black/blue. RHD. Odo: 7,683 miles. Former sedan rebodied with paint. Splits to wood capping on driver's door top. Leather worn and dirty. Slightly oily engine bay indicated it was fully working. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $95,175. All original chassis, engine and Barker body, and basically sound—will only require a repaint and detailing to sort. Priced correctly by all concerned. #754 1928 BENTLEY 4% LITRE Tourer. Body by Vanden Plas. S/N FT3221. Cream over black/black. REID. Odo: 6,280 miles. Last - restored in US in 1972 and still generally sound paint, chrome and interior, cosmetically speaking. Spent 28 years in Pennsylvania until 1997. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $197,400. Despite original engine and coachwork surviving, this one was probably only worth $185,000. No bidder spotted. #749 - 1931 ASTON MARTIN LE MANS Roadster. Body by Bertelli. SN LM5. British Racing Green/dark green. RHD. Odo: 35,102 miles. Great history with period Le Mans and TT provenance. Chipped and flat ex-Bentley body in 1938. Laid up in South Africa since the late 1970s. Dusty time warp with flat paint, poor chrome and distressed trim. Instruments intact. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $60,207. Being fresh to market, this charismatic project was much viewed. Although a practical proposition to restore, the coachwork is non-original and the resto costs will make this one not-so-cheaply landed. #777 - 1926 ROLLS ROYCE PHANTOM I - 40/50HP Cabriolet Body by Barker. SN 21SC. Black over blue over black/tan. RI-ID. Odo: 2,381 miles. Older restoration with chips and cracks to 57 paint. Worn, scuffed seats. Rusty mufflers. 1999 Silverstone race scrutineer "pass" ticket. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $259,581. Overall cosmetic condition disappointed, but fab history ensured the big-bucks result. #727 - 1936 BENTLEY 4% LITRE Roadster. Body by Alan Padgett. SN 66GA. British Racing Green/black. RHD. Odo: 90,579


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SCM MARKET REPORT: BONHANIS & BROOKS GOODWOOD 1936 BENTLEY 4% LITRE Tourer. SN B170FB. Green/green. RHD. Odo: 14,083 miles. Topped with Vanden Plas-style body in 1978. Nice period-correct touches of cutaway rear wheel spats and Ace wheel discs. All departments retail sharp. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD miles. Former Hooper-bodied sedan converted into current racy roadster in 1960s. Much sporting activity when driven by Rivers Fletcher, as charted in Bentley books. Clearly quite "driven," verging on scruffy. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $56,400. Over-reserved, especiallyfor a Bentley "Special." Bid should have been enough. #746 - with chips touched in. Side exhaust could do with a coat of Sperex paint. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $250,275. Winning bid was hardly surprising. With such super provenance as well as eligibility for top retro events, this "Nash Raid" ready road racer achieved near top estimate. #776 1950 ASTON MARTIN DB2 Coupe. Body by Feltham. S/N LML/50/12. Light blue metallic/tan with blue piping. RM. Odo: 10,898 miles. Historic early DB2 with three-piece grille. - AT $77,550. May have looked the part, but nobody wanted this re-creation here. #753 - 1938 LAGONDA V12 Sedan. SN 14039V12/19. Green over white over green/green. RHD. Odo: 94,600 miles. Last restored in the early 1990s with bare-metal repaint and chrome still good. Some leather renewed. Rebuilt engine has only gone 1,000 miles. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $51,747. Nice old car that appeared to work, and with good history, too. Worth near the top estimate paid. #757-1939 LAGONDA V12 LE MANS RAPIDE Drophead Coupe. S/N 14076. Blue over cream/blue. RI-ID. Odo: 19,323 miles. Le Mans-spec motor. Last restored in late 1960s. Minor marks to paint. Slight bubbling on driver's side pillars. Passenger side window finisher rippled. Trunk hinges need replating. Really interesting "bubble" rear window. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $101,379. Supplied new to Hoffman of New York Rediscovered as a project in Baltimore in 1989 and restored in UK Despite nonoriginal motor—albeitfrom DB2 Vantage—very collectible. Hence, mid-estimate result. #774 - 1951 JAGUAR Mk VII Lightweight Race Sedan. SN 710006. Silver/black. RHD. Modified with current mag-elektron alloy panels by works for 1954 Production Car race at new, with faultless detailing. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $43,781. Great Ace in great condition, though fitted with the least desirable AC engine. Well worth slightly over the top estimate paid #744 - 2 - door Sedan. Body by H. J. Mulliner. SN BC25GN. Maroon/magnolia. RHD. Odo: 81,250 miles. Sister car to similarly finned HJMbodied Conti supplied to actor Peter Sellers. Museum-displayed for years by fourth owner from whose family it had come to auction. Touched-in blemishes to blue paint topside, white lower regions better. Woodwork serviceable. Original leather faded. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $265,785. Well known to Lagonda Club and, to your correspondent's eye, drop-dead gorgeous. Some thought it might have made $280,000 or so. If repainted well, it might have done so. #734 - 1948 FRAZER NASH MILLE NHGLIA Roadster. SN 421/100/121. Green metallic/black. RHD. Odo: 71,824 miles. Le 58  Silverstone. Recently fully restored bodily and mechanically souped up. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $67,257. Only sixth RHD Mk VII made, first driven by Jagfounder Bill Lyons. Seemingly Historic Production race ready. A serious Jag for a serious marque aficionado, one of whom was prepared to meet forecast minimum. Not that pretty and probably more than enough money. #781 1952 JAGUAR XK 120 Roadster. S/N 660975. Silver/red. RHD. Odo: 108 miles. Last restored four years ago and still generally okay. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $39,480. Full service history and all paperwork present and correct, but could not seduce a new guardian here. As presented, - Paint still good. Chrome only average with pitted windshield surround. Although seat leather had been partially renewed, there were dry cracks in the front squabs. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $25,133. Lower-estimate price paid by happy couple was all this R-type was really worth. #751-1958 AC ACE Roadster. S/N AE440. Metallic blue/red. RIAD. Odo: 86,886 miles. Chassis-up restored in 1993 and still looked brand Mans replica body by AFN. 1948 London Motor Show car with period Mille Miglia and Targa Florio race history. Some bubbling under paint probably worth no more than $40,000 with premium. #750 1954 BENTLEY R Sedan. SN B176YD. Blue over silver/gray. RHD. Odo: 86,886 miles. Expensively restored in 1994. - 1959 BENTLEY S1 CONTINENTAL Average example in average condition, allegedly regularly serviced. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $50,760. Worth $50,000. Vendor and auctioneer wanted $65,000. #747-1961 COOPER-CLIMAX 53P INTERCONTINENTAL/TASMAN Race Single Seater. SN F1/5/61. British Racing Green/black. Built from some claimed-to-beoriginal components from Aussie Bib Stilwell's Sports Car Market


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SCM MARKET REPORT: BONHAMS & BROOKS, GOODWOOD mid-estimate $288,000, and no takers were spotted. Probably worth $216,000. #742-1964 COOPER MONACO "KING COBRA" Race Roadster. S/N CM - 6 64. - Blue metallic with white stripes/black. RHD. One of only eight long-wheelbase Monaco 1961 Fl Coop in California and fitted with Tony Mantle-made Coventry Climax 2.7 FPF in which form this "Lowline" has been raced in recent US vintage events. Well presented. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $32,200. This lot was seriously devalued during viewing when an FIA official advised the auctioneers that its FIA papers were probably invalid. Assuming this particular bitsa is permitted to compete somewhere, it seems like a great value. Sold at no reserve. #762 1961 JAGUAR 3CKE Race Coupe. S/N 860004. Gunmetal/black. RHD. Odo: 6,605 kms. Good period UK race history with Dick Protheroe driving. Last restored in 1988. - lots of Euro races. Nobody else is likely to have one. #755 - chassis/bodies supplied to Shelby American as basis for King Cobra production. ExParnelli Jones Riverside winner. Well restored, race ready and claimed to be California street legal. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $183,305. On this side of the pond, this was the second no-sale for this slightly over-reserved car which was probably worth $170,000 here. Hooked a new owner at $156,500 at B&B's August Quail Lodge sale. #718 - - 1969 BRM P139 Fl Race Car. S/N 139/03. BRM green with orange wing tips/ black. Driven by John Surtees and Canadian 1967 COSTIN NATHAN GT Race Caged, with fire system. Race winner at Donington in 2001. Nicely presented for action-ready racer. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $230,400. Over-ambitiously forecast to make Coupe. S/N RC 4. Red with a white stripe. RHD. Period Niirburgring 1000k race history. Monocoque replaced in 1990. Fresh Geoff Richardson-prepped 1600-cc Cosworth FVA. Clean, tidy and on-the-button. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $50,196. Top-estimate money was rightly forthcoming for this Frank Costin-designed GT (brother of Mike Costin of Cosworth fame), which would be eligible for George Eaton when run by factory team. Since last change of ownership in late 1980s, ADArestored chassis and Hall & Fowler-fettled P142 V12 motor. Super mint. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $147,909. Top-condition 3-liter F 1 deservedly made top forecast money #764-1975 McLAREN-COSWORTH F5000/F1 M23-25 Race Car. S/N M25/1. Marlboro red with white livery/black. LHD. 410 North Circle Drive Oaks, PA 19456 610.6661966 fax: 610.6669422 www.pamotor corn info@pamotorcorn AMERICAN CARS 1941 Cadillac Convertible Coupe, well-restored, black/red leather, stick, detailed under hood  1941 Cadillac Convertible Coupe, well-restored, black/red leather, stick, detailed under hood  $57,500 $57,500 1956 Corvette, dual quads, two tops, orange/creme, nice older restoration, VVWVV tires, runs new  $43,500 1960 Chevrolet Impala, documented. red/red-white, VVVVVV tires. 348 4-bbl, PS, PB, great  1963 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, fuelie, 7,000 miles, Daytona Blue, resto'd, 3 owners  1967 Chevrolet Camaro, fully restored, receipts, white/black. 327/350, stick, hot motor, as new  1957 Ford Thunderbird, two tops, PS, PB, A/C, PW, bronze/tan, nice older resto, VVVWV $34,500 1962 Ford Thunderbird, factory roadster, 27K miles. 2 owners, Kelsey-Hayes, tonneau, resto'd $26,500 1965 Shelby GT35OR clone, fully restored, correct and authentic. 289/330 HP white/blue  1949 Olds Fastback Rod, 350, chopped, channeled, lowered, frenched, PS, PDB, AC, PW  1969 Plymouth GTX convertible, 440-4bbl, 4-speed, PS, PDB, buckets, blue/black top, nice  SPORTS/EXOTIC/EUROPEAN 1962 Alfa Romeo Zagato SZ, Re-creation, well resto'cl, power blue/red stripe, leather, well sorted  $29,000 1962 Bentley SO Continental Chassis #B78LCZ, Convertible, LHD, auto, factory AC, PS, black  1938 Bugatti Atalante Type 57C, #57679, shown @ Pebble in 2000, well sorted. history  1964 Ferrari 330 2+2, red/black leather, 4-speed, OD, just serviced, Borranis, orig int, rust free  1989 Ferrari 328 GTSi, chiaro blue/creme, 20K miles, books, tools, all records, as new, ABS  1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Coupe, medium blue/navy orig leather, 40k miles, auto, A/C $15,900 1955 Jaguar XK 140 Roadster MC, frame-off resto, red/tan leather, chrome wires, numbers match  $44,500 1955 Jaguar Mk VII, nice older resto, black/red, recently freshened up, runs very well, nice driver  $13,900 1959 Jaguar XK 150 Roadster, well restored, 3.4, white/red leather, black canvas top,  1971 Lamborghini Miura SV, chassis 4886, orange/black, silver rockers/wheels, new resto  $37,500 $225,000 1973 Lamborghini Espada, Srs. Ill, navy/tan, PS, AC, outstanding, books, tools, major service .... $42,900 1966 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE Cab, 35k miles, CA car, rare 4-speed, $9k recent service, red/black . $31,000 1961 MGA Roadster, completely restored, red/black leather with red piping, all weather equipment . $17,900 1958 Porsche 356 Convertible D, very rare roadster, silver/red, Kardex, recent cosmetics, CA $43,900 $62,900 $595,000 $29,900 $59,900 $39,000 $52,500 $12,900 $29,900 $45,000 $26,900 1965 Aston Martin DB4, Corvette running gear, Borranis, dove gray/red leather, great driver $35,000 1990 Lamborghini LM002, America, black/red, 8k miles, all books, tools, every option $79,900 January, 2002  59


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SCM MARKET REPORT: BONHAMS & BROOKS, GOODWOOD • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Slightly oddball F5000 to Fl evo-history in UK second division GP racing, but a real McLaren-Cosworth Ford F 1 nonetheless— and in reasonable cosmetic order, having emerged from late John Foulston Collection. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $107,583. Sensibly reserved and achieving mid-estimate money. #723 - Drophead Coupe. S/N CH30135. Dark blue metallic/cream with dark blue piping. RHD. during 1960s, now with pleasing patina. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $98,700. Too expensively reserved for what is only a special, after all. 1 would think that anything above $70,000 is a gift. 1990 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL #737 1938 BUGATTI T57C Drophead - coupe. Body by Gangloff. S/N 57712. Maroon over black/maroon. RHD. Odo: 34,441 miles. Only two owners from new claimed. thus recording $9,600 appreciation per annum. Next time? #735 1955 PORSCHE 356A Speedster. SN 80986. White/black. LHD. Odo: 605 kms. - Odo: 28,831 miles. Automatic. All very original with only light wear to paint and trim. Warranted low mileage. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $58,700. Most Conti dropheads are LHD. Correctly priced by all concerned. #769 - 1991 ASTON MARTIN VIRAGE Coupe. S/N SCFCAM1S5LBR500. Red/magnolia with red piping. RHD. Odo: 70,246 miles. er restoration wit very goos paint an brightwork. Nice beveled glass vanity mirror on passenger side of dash. Great looker. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $203,745. Deservedly made what was required, and worth it. #714 - - Ex-US car last bodily and mechanically restored in France during 1990s. Claimed to have been used little since, but no longer sharp. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $39,480. Not quite good enough to achieve the $46,000 minimum desired. #721 - 1948 DELAHAYE T135M 3 position Drophead Coupe. Body by Pennock. S/N 800874. Light blue metallic/magnolia and dark blue. RHD. Odo: 991 miles. Said to have been built for Prince Bira of Siam. Equipped with 1988 PORSCHE 959 Coupe. S/N WP0222952J39001. Burgundy metallic/ tan with burgundy piping. LHD. Odo: 18,126 miles. Delivered new to manager of rock band Automatic. Well-used paint and trim with multidealer service history and high mileage. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $28,200. This example wasn't particularly sharp but was worth the alleged high bid. #745 1997 JAGUAR XJ220 Coupe. S/N 220759. Silver metallic/gray. LHD. Odo: 4,749 miles. Flawless paint and little driven, - Led Zeppelin. Consigned by car polish importer, hence cosmetics like new. Factory serviced, as they all have to be. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $133,950. Nice example for mid-estimate money, which has become the new guide price for this model. Cotal electric gearbox and Automatique script badge. Expensively restored. Good paint with very minor touch-ups. Excellent brightwork. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $59,812. Very stylish with wealth ofearly postwar styling cues. Good concours potential. High estimate result reflected correct valuation. GERMAN CARS like most of them in fact. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $161,280. A typically good example, but nobody wanted this one. From estimate, this offer should have landed it. FRENCH CARS #763-1937 BUGATTI T57 Roadster. Body by A B Price. S/N 57495. Medium blue over dark blue/blue and gray. RHD. Odo: 23,926 miles. Original factory chassis and 3.3 motor. Current sort of Bug-like open body installed 60  #724-1904 MERCEDES-SIMPLEX 28/32HP 5.3 Tourer. Body by Brewster. S/N 2354. Cream/beige. RHD. Odo: 9,072 miles. Supplied new to US, changed to larger chassis in 1907. Owned by artist Peter Helck in 1928. Current body from 1904 De Dietrich fitted during 1955-74 restoration. Cracks in paint to driver's side of rear bodywork through shrinkage. Worn and marked seats. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $374,355. Top seller of the sale earned applause. With chassis and body change, not the purest example of 18 pre-1905 Mercs listed, though it did clear the reserve. Last changed hands for $288,000 in 1995, ITALIAN CARS #732-1955 LANCIA AURELIA B20 SERIES IV Coupe. S/N B20-3613. Blue. RHD. Odo: 1,728 kms. Equipped with preferred floorchange. Chilean resident for most of its life, last restored in Santiago in 1982. Has been off the road for years and is in need of some TLC. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,625. Over-ambitious $20,000 was being sought, but reduced offer was wisely accepted. #793-1965 FERRARI 275 GTB SPECIALE COMPETIZIONE Coupe. Body by Scaglietti. Sports Car Market


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SCM MARKET REPORT: BONHAMS & BROOKS GOODWOOD inserts. RI-ID. Odo: 90,970 miles. Another oneowner car from same estate as Lot #738. Old • • • • • • • • • #783-1973 FERRARI DINO 246 GTS Spyder. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 06876. • • • • • • • • SIN 07517. Yellow/black. RHD. Odo: 45,173 miles. Four US owners on file. Restored in mid1990s in Switzerland. Recent body and mechanical refurb in Italy. Concours throughout. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $479,400. No takers spotted for this truly mint example 275 GTB Speciale, which has twice been exercised on recent Tour Autos. Has to be worth $500,000, i f not $550,000. #738-1965 FERRARI 275 GTB Shortnose Coupe. Body by Scaglietti. S/N 06723. Dark blue/maroon with beige cloth insert. RHD. Odo: 54,498 miles. One-owner car. Minor chips to r pow. 1 NEN Ea= ••• — — 7.eingi ;'. repaint in need of renewal. Rear wheel arch on passenger side split and bubbling. Quarter-panels pitted. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $70,359. Considering upcoming bills for badly needed bodywork refurb, this wasn't so cheap. Also, would require mechanical recommissioning as it was last driven 11 years ago. #780-1970 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.7 Coupe. Body by Ghia. S/N AM11 5920. Caucasian Blue/black. LHD. Odo: 57,424 miles. Red/black. RHD. Odo: 14,738 miles. Light wear to paint and interior. Widened wheel arches. Daytona wheels and seats. Odometer zeroed when engine was rebuilt in US. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $42,300. RHD Dino in this condition is certainly worth $45,000 minimum. Auctioneers and vendor were looking for $53,280. AMERICAN CARS #733-1928 PACKARD 526 SERIES V Roadster. Body by Long of Kinver. S/N 163918. front. Evidence of masking on door tops from some repainting. Wear to driver's seat. Period push-button radio, altimeter and luggage straps across parcel shelf all nice touches. Six carbs. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $137,052. One owner, low mileage and unrepeatable. Even though it has sat unused for the last 14 years, it was well worth the winning bid. #704-1965 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE Sedan. S/N 107360. Black. RHD. Odo: 19,275 kms. Much rallied and really scruffy. Panels, paint Panels all straight, though paint only fair. Freshly serviced. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $16,920. A reasonable Ghibli, like this one, especially with a five-speed manual box, has to be worth slightly more than the amount bid. -41 • Caramel over green/tan. RHD. Sedan body discarded during last restoration in late 1980s. Dry ORLANDO FLORIDA to Transport Open and Enclosed Carrier Service and interior in dire need of makeover. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $10,575. Vastly over-reserved for Maser sedan in this condition. Might have made $7,000 if offered without reserve. #758-1966 FERRARI 275 GTB/4 Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 09117GT. Red/tan. 1-800-799-8797 RHD. Odo: 4,759 miles. London Motor Show stand car. Expensively restored throughout in 1988. Still mint externally with only very slight wear to driver's seat leather. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $267,900. Deserved to sell and, if reserved at $270,000, might have done it. #739-1970 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 13479. Blue/reddish brown with black 62  "Get the whole story of Exotic Car Transport, visit on the Worldwide Web." www.exoticcartransport.corn Nationwide Transport of Exotic, Vintage and Luxury Automobiles IndOcr Sports Car Market


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seat leather with a split seam. Windshield rubber perished. Pitted door handles. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $25,380. Well enough executed, but one-off special and over-restored. Probably worth around $20,000, top whack. #773-1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD Roadster. SN 203020. Yellow/black yellow inserts. LHD. Odo: 87,414 miles. Refurbished SCM MARKET REPORT: BONHAk1S & BROOKS GOODWOOD For Sale INN/ Ortfp Aston Martin DBR-1/3 1958 Niirburgring Winner This is a highly detailed historically accurate 1:12th model! tl many years ago before going on display at Galveston Museum in Texas. Shipped to UK in 1989. Paint, brightwork and interior beginning to show age, though still sound. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $14,030. Correctly valued for UK market by vendor, auctioneers and buyers. • 2002 SCM Pocket Price Guides Are Now Available Call (503) 261-0555 to order yours today! • Only $17.95 Ltd. edition of 200 hand-built models Personally autographed by both Sir Stirling Moss & Sir Jack Brabham. Catalog: USA $12.00 Overseas: $15.00 019H1111 I 4111, CREATIVE MINIATURE ASSOCIATES, INC. 40 CORBIN AVENUE, UNIT #40-M, BAY SHORE, NY 11706, USA 631 667 5423 FAX: 631 667 5419 www.creativeminiatureassociates.com covered seats • Multipiece wood & metal steering wheel • Fantastic detail Each model comes with display case and certificate • Thisgs the first in th new series: Tipo Models by CMA. Accurate hand-laced wire wheels • Correct fabric- 7 • Collector Models of Uncompromising Quality 11 Aston Martin of New England & Lotus Motorsports Inc. Aston Martin of New England & Lotus Motorsports Inc. 449 Western Ave. Brighton, Massachusetts 617-783-1800 January, 2002 63


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The Monthly Digest of Magnificent Motor Cars AC • Aston Martin • Austin-Healey • Bentley • Rolls-Royce • Jaguar • Lotus • MG • Triumph ENGLIS Chassis number: AEX 141 Registration: 060E 0615A AT he success of Cliff Davis's successful Tojeiro sports-racer prompted AC Cars to put the design into production in 1954 as the Ace. The Davis car's pretty Ferrari 166-inspired Barchetta bodywork was retained, as was John Tojeiro's twintube ladder-frame chassis and Cooper-influenced allindependent suspension, but the power unit was AC's own venerable two-liter long-stroke six. This overhead-camshaft engine originated in 1919 and, with a modest 80 bhp (later 100 bhp) on tap, endowed the Ace with respectable, if not outstanding, performance. It would be left to Texan racing driver Carroll Shelby to fully exploit the design's potential in the form of the legendary Cobra. This Ace/Cobra hybrid combines a left-hand drive Ace chassis, Shelby Cobra engine and "427"style wide-hipped coachwork. The car was imported into the UK from Portland, Oregon, in 1989 and has been in the present ownership ever since. This car sold for $8,100, including buyer 's premium, at the Bonhams & Brooks Beaulieu sale held September 9, 2001. 1959 AC Ace "Cobra" Roadster Z 7 Market Review Buyer's Guide Convinced that a market existed for an inexpensive sports car combining European chassis engineering and American V8 power, Shelby concocted an unlikely alliance between AC Cars and the Ford Motor Company. The former's Ace provided the chassis frame, supplied with four-wheel disc brakes for the Cobra—into which was persuaded one of Ford's small-block V8s. The 4.2-liter prototype first ran in January 1962, with production commencing later that year. After 75 cars had been built, the 289-c.i. (4.7-liter) unit was standardized in 1963. Rack-and-pinion steering was the major Mk IT update; then in 1965 a new, stronger chassis was introduced, a move that enabled Ford's 427-c.i. (7-liter) V8 to be installed. Production ended in 1968 after 1,029 cars had been built, resuming in 1980 under Brooklandsbased Autokraft. Years produced  Number produced Original list price SC,11 Price Guide    Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap Chassis # Engine # Club     As experienced gardeners know, attempting to create a hybrid is always a chancy bit of business. This poor old ACjust about defined the term "aban- Alternatives  as this car—indeed, there was also a 1963 Aceca coupe from the same Oregon "collection" that was offered at this auction complete with an uninstalled Ford V8. Sadly, this roadster is now a vandalized mish-mash, neither AC Ace (thanks to the heavy-handed "427" body bodge-ups, big grille opening, imitation Halibrand mag-style wheels plus a poorly installed roll bar) nor AC Cobra (because, of course, even the most skillful conversion on the planet would still render it an AC with a Ford V8 dropped in decades later instead of a true "factory" Cobra). AC Owner's Club, Ltd., 11955 SW Fairview St, Portland, OR 97225, 503/643-3225, fax 503/646-4009 Jaguar E-type SI roadster, doned project," sitting in the Bonhams & Brooks tent at Beaulieu bereft of its intended Ford V8, showing awful paint and looking like it hadjust been dragged from a long stay in afield or from under a barn. Bonhams & Brooks estimated the car to earn a bid ofbetween $11,200 and $16,800. Frankly, they were fortunate to raise what they did for this scabrous example. There are other ACs that have suffered the same fate Austin-Healey 3000, Sunbeam Alpine "Tiger" At least these erstwhile plastic surgeons quit the '63 Aceca coupe project before its body could be messed with. Consequently it made that car all the more restorable to someone who wanted to bring it back to its original AC powertrain combo. Not only that, it turned out to be a better buy than the roadster, selling for only $6,890 with premium. We don't know who bought either the roadster or the coupe, but we can't imagine the roadster shown here actually being useful for anything except a donor car/spare parts source for another AC Ace's maintenance or restoration. To even entertain thoughts about bringing this 1954-63 220 $4,799 $45,000-$65,000 $400 $25 Data plate on cowl N/A car back from the automotive Twilight Zone it presently occupies is an invitation to throw money away by the bagful and get way past its fully restored value before it ever approaches that condition. It's just a shame it wasn't left alone before the previous owner or owners tried to turn it into a shade-tree Cobra.—Dave Brownell (Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company)• Available on January 11: free English car screensaver. Go to www.sportscarmarket.com , click on "Screensavers for SCM Subscribers" and enter the password "Zagato." 64  Sports Car Market


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PORSCHE * MERCEDES-BENZ * BMW UND ANDERE GERMAN Chassis number: 113.042.12.019462 Engine number: 127981.12.005813 l ir he 230SL, along with its later variants, the 250SL and 280SL, comprise the third generation of the Super Leicht ("super light") models that began with the 300SL in the 1950s. This new model introduced in 1963 at the Geneva Motor Show was an immediate hit, doubling the sales rate for even the best year of the 190SL. The styling of the 230SL set design directions for many modern Grand Touring cars. Even today the lines look crisp. Although intended purely as a tour- ing car, the 230SL achieved modest success in the Liege-Sofia-Liege rally, proving it had sporting abilities. The engines of the 230 and later 250 and 280 series are in-line sixes; each used single pivot independent rear suspensions and disc brakes at the front. The 230SL, available with a manual or automatic four-speed, was the lightest of the series. Top speed is quoted at 125 mph. This example is one of just 135 cars produced in 1967, the final year of production for the 2305L. Painted in the factory color scheme of gray-beige with a Caviar MB-tex interior, it is in completely original condition. The car was first purchased in California in November 1967 and driven 9,255 miles before being sold in October 1968. The second owner drove the car 21,813 miles and then it was stored from June 1985 to September 1999. Today the car is virtually a time capsule and looks and drives as if almost new. Features include the removable hard top, Blaupunkt AM radio (with original instruction packet), air conditioning (again with instructions), original Anthracite M-B rubber mats, accessory Koko mats, full owner's manual and service booklet with dealer stamps for all services, owner's ID plate, engine, trunk and jack tags, windshield stickers, black canvas top, full tool kit with fuses, even an original paint touch-up stick. The original canvas soft top is like new, so the hard top may have been used exclusively. With a mileage of only 31,068, it is incredibly original and there can be few others in this condition. All of the major systems have been recently serviced and new tires and a new battery have been fitted. Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Web  This 230SL was offered at no reserve and sold for $37,600, including buyer 's premium, at the Christie's Pebble Beach auction held August 18, 2001. The price paid was strong for this model, but original cars with low miles, in near-perfect condition and with complete records are always capable of bringing big numbers. The 230 was a ground-breaking design for the Mercedes SL line, offering square-edged surfaces but elegant proportions as a replace- Alternatives  66  ment for the derivative and bulbous 190SL. Look carefully at the 230SL and both the details and overall concept of the design will surprise. For example, the 230SL was one of the first sports cars to push its wheels to the outside of the body. Both the 300 and 190SL hid their wheels under eyebrows, and wheels on the Jaguar E-type, Porsche 356, and 1963-67 Corvette Sting Ray were partially concealed by rounded fender lines as well. The SL's pagoda roof which allowed easier entry and increased visibility, the finely detailed cowl air intake and the ultra-crisp front-end design all work in harmony. Less is more on this successful piece of automotive architecture. Not only did the 230SL deliver advanced style, the six-cylinder engine was a major improvement over the under-powered four used in the 190SL. Most devotees of this SL series, sold new from 1963 to 1971, prefer the 280 series. Its increase in torque makes a noticeable difference, leaving the 230 and 250 cars to struggle in the market with the perception that they are underpowered. 1963-67 19,831 $6,665 $17,000-$24,000 $350 $25 Stamped on plate mounted on radiator support Stamped into engine block near head Mercedes-Benz Club of America, 1235 Pierce Street, Lakewood, CO 80214 www.mbea.org Porsche 911 Targa, 1963-67 Corvette Sting Ray, Ferrari 308 GTS, Jaguar E-type, BMW 2800/3.0 CS coupe But this particular car was worth the price paid and more. The color may not be to everyone's taste, but I find the mellow light gray with hints of beige evocative of the pastel period of the '50s and perfectly fitting for this car from the '60s. I rather like the same color on my personal 1975 300D as well. The pagoda-roofgeneration SLs have always had a following, and we have seen their values quietly march upward over the last decade. A bonus is that these cars are both reliable and cornfortable, traits not necessarily found in vintage sports cars. While a 230SL may not have the hairychested performance of a Corvette Sting Ray or the visual panache of a Jaguar E-type, if I were to pick one of the three to drive from San Francisco to New York City, this low-miles, as-new, timewarp 230SL would easily be my choice.—Jim Schrager (Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company.)• Sports Car Market Market Review 4* **Buyer's Guide 1967 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Roadster


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Leave My Supercar Alone! Dear Mr. Schrager: I was irritated by Keith Martin's disparaging comments about 928s in his November 26, 2001 Market column in AutoWeek, as follows: This car had an MSRP of $37,920 when new and was the flagship of Porsche's line. Now, it has become the Titanic of the collector car world, with values sinking lower each time one changes hands. The reasons are two-fold. First, Porschephiles simply couldn't stand the notion of a water-cooled, front-engine car from Stuttgart. Second, parts and service for the 928 are horrendously expensive. One trip to the dealer for transmission service, or power window motor replacement, and all thoughts that this car was a bargain will vanish. This is another once mighty, now fallen supercar that has a limited future as a collectible. He was writing about a car that sold for $5,250. When you pay such a low price; what do you expect? Are they really expensive to work on? Maybe the question should be: Are they more expensive to work on than any other supercar? Or; are they expensive to work on because not many people know how to work on them? I have a feeling most mechanics are intimidated by this car and charge accordingly. The key is to find someone who knows what they are doing when it comes to 928s. Jim Burton at EuroWerks, Ltd. (located in Carrolton, Texas) is that guy for me. He doesn't charge me any more to work on my 928 than I pay for service on my American car, and about half of what a dealer would charge. Expensive? No. I also wonder if any of the Porsche people who write as experts about these cars have ever owned one. I'm guessing their purist blood prevents them from owning anything other than a 356 or 911. I have a unique perspective because not only have I had four 928s, a 944 and a 968, I have also had a 911. All are great cars but most will never see a race track or be pushed anywhere near their full potential. Since most will be driven to dinner; to the grocery store and the local mall, the 928 is much more car than any 911 in terms of build quality, ride, power and sound. The list could go on. I don't understand why these so called experts can't accept Porsches that aren't air-cooled, and that don't have engines at the back of the car If Porsche expects to remain an independent car manufacturer; they must continue to diversify their line-up and produce products for a variety of market niches. The Boxster and the 911 alone aren't going to keep Porsche alive.—C. Z, 1995 928GTS, 5-speed, via e-mail Dear C.Z.: I agree that a 928GTS and a nearby mechanic to keep it running make a winning combination. This is a very fast, very sophisticated GT that can gobble up chunks of the interstate without even taking a deep breath. All the traditional car mags wrote this when it was new, and they were right. But at SCM, we write about how the market views these cars. We are not trying to tell people what to own. If that was the goal, I'd tell everyone to buy a 1971 911E and our editor would have everyone in a January, 2002  Titanic performance in more ways than one. Lotus Elan M-100 or whatever stray dog he's dragged home this week. Those are our personal preferences. But the market is different. SCM exists to interpret prices from a knowledgeable enthusiast's point of view. As capable as your 928GTS is, the market for even such a nice one is thin. This is not a reflection of the innate goodness of the car, but more about how different it is in design from older (and now newer) Porsches, and how tough it is to maintain. You may have a great mechanic, but how easy is it for our readers to find one? In my journeys, I have found good 911 mechanics all around the country. It is very hard to find folks who really know 928s. Another vital issue is the availability of parts. My mechanic friends tell scary stories about the increasing unavailability of parts for early 928s. This raises the cost and hassle factor of owning the cars. Although this happened with the 356 and 911 models, the volume of cars on the road allowed reproduction companies to fill the void. I worry that the limited number of 928s won't allow for economical runs of reproduction parts. Wrap this all together and we interpret the low prices for many 928s as a rational response to the modest demand for the cars and the high cost of operating them. In no way does this mean you don't have a world-class GT machine, but it does mean that the number of folks who agree with you—when it comes to voting with their wallets—is rather small. That shouldn't hurt your enjoyment of the car at all, but it may affect the value of the car when you are ready to move on. This value analysis is what we report to our readers. To do anything less would be to disappoint them. Should they follow us like mindnumbed robots? Of course not. There are other facets to a collector car purchase besides value. Your letter should help our readers decide how to indulge their passion, especially if they are considering a 928. Fax your Porsche questions to 503/253-2234, or e-mail them to copyed@sports carmarket. com. • The Used 911 Story The buyer's guide that future Porsche 911 owners should never be without. All air-cooled models are discussed with pros/cons mentioned regarding each model. Author Peter Zimmermann taps into 30+ years of experience to bring you this little book, now in its 6th edition. Sports Car Markers Jim Schrager wrote: "This is the most useful, accurate and important single book published on buying a used 911. It is absolutely a must if you really want to know about these cars." Please mail $29.95 (check or money order made to Peter Zimmermann) to PO. Box 651, Newbury Park, CA 91320 for the cheapest Porsche insurance you'll ever buy! 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Prom Grand Classics to Twin Stripes of Smoking Rubber 1966 Shelby Mustang GT350H Chassis number: SFM65475 Agr he Mustang was the first of the pony cars and the most charismatic. When equipped with a high- performance, 289-cubic-inch, 271-horsepower engine, they became favorites at the stoplight drags. However, once sports-car maestro Carroll Shelby got his hands on the Mustang, they entered a different league. With subtle but critical modifications to the chassis and engine, the GT350 went on to trounce Jaguar E-types on the track and became B-production National Champions in SCCA racing. Top speed was around 120 mph and 0-60 mph was covered in 6.8 seconds. Even today, nearly forty years later, GT350s and Mustangs modified to GT350 spec are raced successfully in everything from the Monterey Historics to the Tour Auto. You could rent a fully prepared Shelby Mustang from Hertz in 1966, something that seems incredible today given our current safety and insurance regulations. This car is one of that rental fleet, designated a GT350H. It has received a "back to bare metal" cosmetic restoration and has been painted in the distinctive white with gold stripes—unusual as most Hertz cars were black with gold stripes. The engine is reconditioned and has had a recent tune-up. The transmission has been rebuilt with all the correct parts. It is a beautiful low-mileage car (76,620 miles on the odometer) that the vendor describes as "excellent" in every detail. This GT350H sold for $46,000, including buyer 's premium, at the Bonhams & Brooks Quail Lodge sale, held August 18, 2001. In 1966 Hertz began renting Shelby GT350Hs for $17 per day and 17 cents a mile. The "H" stood for Hertz, and 936 of them were built for Hertz to use at rental locations throughout the country. The majority of GT350H cars were delivered in a standard format of black paint with gold stripes—Hertz corporate colors. Most ofthe cars had automatic transmission, a special oversized brake master cylinder and afold-down rear seat. They were equipped, as were all 1966 Shelbys, with a dash-mounted tachometer a Plexiglas rear quarter window and all modifications Shelby used to transform a standard Mustang into a Shelby. It didnt take longfor the racetracks located close to rental locations to have visitors in the form of Hertz "rent-a-racers." As opposed to the commonplace rental of a Falcon or a Galaxie, a Shelby GT350H did wonders for the image ofthe businessman who could transform himselfinto a secret agent, a race car driver or a bon vivant, at least for a week Number produced  Year produced  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Club  Alternatives  Web site  Original list price ... Invoiced to Hertz for $3,750 SCM Price Guide  from a local used-car dealer I was employed at the time by an exoticcar dealer in the Washington, D.C., area. When I drove the Shelby to work, the owner of the business asked i f I could return the car and get my money back, as he pegged its value at $1,000 at best. I kept the car for about a year, selling it for somewhere close to my purchase price. At that time there was no cachet to owning a GT350H. They were looked down upon by other Shelby owners as nothing more than ex-rental cars, and therefore not as valuable as cars with a private ownership history. The ensuing years have been quite kind to these ex-rental units, though, as they often sell for nearly as much as their private-owner brethren. 1966 936 $25,000-$42,000 $285 Plate on left front side of engine compartment; hand-stamped into the passenger side inner front fender panel Engine # .... Passenger side beneath front exhaust port; above the surface where the oil pan joins the engine block Shelby American Automobile Club, P.O. Box 788, Sharon, CT, 06069 860/364-0449 www.saac.com Plymouth AAR 'Cuda, Yenko Camaro, Oldsmobile 442 W30 coupe or a weekend The GT350H was a "halo car" for Hertz, an opportunity to create a buzz about the Hertz corporation and its product and services. Did this stunt pay or Well, we're talking about a 35-year-old campaign for a rental car company right now, aren't we? And somehow, the glow from a GT350H creates a more favorable corporate impression than one of Mr Simpson vaulting over suitcases. In the early 1970s, when Shelby GT350Hs were just used cars and I was a high school student, I bought one for the princely sum of $1,500 68  $13.75 It is quite possible that more 1965 and 1966 Shelby clones exist now than original Shelby cars were produced. Shelby American was not only in the car business in the 1960s, it was also in the business of producing performance parts for Mustang owners. Turning a fastback 1966 Mustang into a visual clone—one that looks like a Shelby from a short distance—is an easy process involving less than a weekend of work. Fakes exist so, as usual, buyer beware. The Shelby American Automobile Club produces an excellent book, the Shelby American World Registry, that contains information about each car indexed by serial number and updated regularly. Anyone interested in buying a Shelby who doesn't perform due diligence by consulting this book deserves whatever bad things happen to them. Currently, decent 1966 Shelby GT350H cars sell in the $35,000 to $48,000 range, with exceptional cars bringing slightly more and "story" cars bringing less. The sale ofthis particular example confirms the current market pricingfor afreshly restored, documented example.—Dave Kinney (Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company)• Sports Car Market


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ar..-0From Europe The MooPorta Lento Ore 441100th by European Correspondent Giuseppe Tomasetti —Roccabianca, Italy Once the crane lifiedthe car out ofthe tree,we pounded out the fenders and started the car. The Modena Cento Ore Classic remains one of SCM's favorite events. It has a simple format...pack as much track racing and closed-road speed sections into three and a half days as possible. The tone of maximum seat time is set at the beginning. Instead of wasting a day with scrutineering, as at other events, the Modenese have check-in on Saturday morning, a buffet lunch, and then you fasten your safety harness, tighten your helmet and go through a high-speed autocross. From then until Tuesday evening, it seems as if you live in your driving suit, and the world becomes a series of apexes, double-clutch downshifts, smoking brakes and full-throttle acceleration. In our case, the event ended on Monday morning, when our Alfa GTV found itself nose down in a tree. This is what happened. The event organizers provide each team with a route book for the event, which describes the entire course, including tan- while at speed. Teamwork is fundamental to fast times, if not survival, on the often treacherous mountain roads. The Cento Ore has a closedroad special section each day before 900 a.m., which is a great way to get the adrenaline flowing. On Monday, at 8:30, having done well in the previous day's events, we were in line for a hillclimb stage. Just after the GTA in front of us departed, we were told there was a car blocking the road with a gearbox broken or something. We were not told the car's location, made a mental note, and were finally flagged off. Our start was spectacular. An immediate rhythm was set...second gear, third, second, on the accelerator afraclion of a second too early to bring the rear end out, slight counter-steer, car straightens out, full acceleration, third, deep into the corner, heavy on the Alfa's anchor-like brakes as the car is double-clutched into second.. .we knew our time was going to be fast. Half-way up, Tomasetti gives "hooked up" an entirely new meaning. we saw a dark and widening trail of some type of liquid on the road. Setting up for a sharp right, we saw a marshal waving his flag. Instantly, we realized it was gearbox fluid.. .off the accelerator; don't touch the brakes, soft line, car squirms but holds, get it squared up, wet tires spin slightly as the car accelerates out of the corner. Alfa learning to do headstand. sits and closed-road special sections. For the closed-road sections, which are run against the clock, rally-style detailed notes about the course are provided, including diagrams of the curves, etc. Since there is never a chance to pre-run these sections to become familiar with them, the driver relies on instructions that the navigator barks out January, 2002  We were back at speed. ..sharp right, long kinked semi-blind straight, fourth, oops, there is a Mangusta stopped right in the middle of the sharp left—with a cooked gearbox, no doubt—stand on the brakes, third, second, the Alfa just squeezes by... We were again in full rhythm.. .a long series of turns as we approached the top of the run.. .open turn, leave it in third, lift off a second, don't use the brakes, smooth down on the accelerator before the apex, a little wiggle, car is set, hunkers down and hurtles out, looks like another curve coming up. My navigator was no longer reading out the rally notes. He had committed the mortal sin of losing his place somewhere between the wet pavement and the stalled Mangusta. Other than the wind, mechanical noises and squealing tires, all was silent in the car. I was navigating visually. But, having done this sort of nonsense for years, my brain was analyzing all the available road clues, including surface camber, type and location of guard rail (if any), skid marks, etc. As we approached the end of another short mountain straight, all the signs seemed to indicate that we were approaching a fast, third-gear turn. My silent navigator suddenly and unexpectedly shouted out "Via" (which means "Faster, you slow-poke," more or less). Continued on page 75 69 Photos by Helmet Schnug, "Classics in Camera "


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Ask the X-perts Send your collector car questions to the X-perts, e-mail: copyed@sportscarmarketcom, or snailmail to X-perts, PO. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Collect Coupes for Love, Not Money Dear Experts: I would like your opinion on medium- to long-range values of the Mercedes W114 coupes-250C and 280C. I am mystified as to why there has been little, if any, appreciation in these cars. The 230/250/ The other issue with the 250/280C cars is the six-cylinder engine, which works fine for highway cruising but doesn't have the kind of low-end punch that Americans expect for around-town driving. Built well, but nobody cares. 280SLs continue to do well, as do the earlier will 250 and 280 coupes. I agree that the post-1973 cars lost some of their sizzle with the large bumpers and the insane pre-catalytic smog control efforts, but the 1969-73 cars have a lot of style and good performance and handling. While there are some well-known issues with the carburetors, these can be dealt with in the "hundreds of dollars "range, and other than that the cars are very good daily drivers. Parts are readily available, and the production numbers were small enough to make them collectible. So, why have we not seen at least some modest appreciation in these cars as a followon to the WI07 and Will market? What is your prediction? By the way, my goal is to have a collection with at least one example of every post-war Mercedes coupe.—Chuck Taylor, Falls Church, VA Jim Schrager replies: Your collection sounds like it will be entertaining to assemble, and satisfying for you personally. But don't expect much appreciation from the boxy 250C and 280C coupes. The only Mercedes four-place cars that have become valuable are the earlier 220/250/ 280SE series cabriolets, especially the 3.5-liter V8s. Even 3.5 coupes of the same years haven't climbed significantly in value, and they are far more attractive and livelier to drive than the later W114-bodied 250C and 280C cars. This disinterest in coupes is not limited to Mercedes. The handsome BMW coupes of the era, the 2800CS and the 3.0CS, have had very modest appreciation, nor has the Jaguar XJ-12C. You mention that the 2301250/280SL cars are appreciating and you are correct. But these are open two-seaters. 70  a great one and enjoy it. However, your financial projections should be based on breaking even when you go to sell, not on making any significant profits. My prediction is that they will remain a third-tier collectible, without significant appreciation. They are extremely well-built, and as long as the tin worm hasn't paid a visit and the drivetrain isn't completely worn out, they are not expensive to maintain. The lack of collector interest means the prices are low, so buy To refresh my memory, I talked to Jason Len of )(Ks Unlimited in San Luis Obispo, California (800/444-5247. www.xks.com). XICs offers E-type conversion kits for both Webers and SUs. Webers are very good in racing applications because they have a fixed-size intake passage and can put a maximum amount of fuel mixture into the cylinders without hesitation. However, that advantage makes them considerably less desirable on the street, where they make it very difficult to drive smoothly at all engine speeds. Len does note that you can adjust the Webers to be tractable on the street, but it would be at the expense of top-end power. Of course, they would still look cool, but is that really the point? In contrast, SUs are in the class of carburetor referred to as "variable venturi." The intake opening, and hence the amount of fuel and air being fed to the cylinder, varies with engine speed, using a piston inside the carburetor chamber that rises and falls in response to changing manifold pressure. As a result, you get a smoothly varying amount of fuel mixture as speeds increase and decrease. This makes SUs much better for street use. Dear Experts: I own a 1969 XKE and its Stromberg carburetors need to be overhauled. A while back I read an article in either Sports Car Market or British Car about a company that makes a conversion with two Weber carburetors. Maybe you can help.—Gabriele Alfter, via e-mail Gary Anderson replies: We did discuss various conversions available for Jaguars a few years ago in British Car magazine, including the carburetor conversion. We've also had ar- For that reason, if! were making a conversion, I would opt to convert your engine to the triple-SU set-up that was installed on the Series I E-types. Len recommends that if you opt for the SUs, you also need to change the distributor to one with an advance curve more appropriate to the triple-carb set-up. Keep in mind, of course, that either conversion will affect the originality of your car, and originality matters greatly to many Jaguar enthusiasts. If your car is in #1 or #2 condition, the conversion will have a negative effect Trade my Strombergs for Webers? ticks about pluses and minuses of Weber carburetors. Webers were, of course, the preferred modification on most factory race cars, from Jaguar C-types to Healey rally cars. on its value. However, if the car isn't quite show quality and you are concerned with go more than show, the conversion might actually increase its value a bit. • Sports Car Market


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Reviews Ratings:  Standard Catalog of Corvette 1953-2001 Author: John Gunnell Publisher: Krause Publishing Phone: 715/445-2214 Web site: www.krause.com Size: 11" x 8" paperbound. 224 pages Price: $24.95 Rating: Corvette enthusiasts **** Casual enthusiasts 1:r *. standard catalog of is Best. Two copies of books, videos, CDs, etc. must be furnished for review. Please SCM, P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Paul Frere: My Life Full of Cars Author: Paul Frere Publisher: Haynes Publishing Phone: 805/498-6703 Size: 7" by 91/2" hardcover. 248 pages Price: $39.95 Rating: Sports car fans ****1/2 Casual enthusiasts **** Anybody who has enjoyed Frere's writings in his capacity as European correspondent for Road &Track will find much to like in this newly released autobiography. His long career as a motoring journalist has found him behind the wheel of almost every type of car imaginable. Several hundred high-quality black-andwhite photos, many depicting endurance racing from the 1950s to the 1990s, complement his text. Frere's career as a race car driver—he finished second in the 1956 Belgian Grand Prix and won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1960— provides him with a unique perspective on competition cars. Frere's accounts of his early days with cars, including his first gymkhana for which he entered his mother's Amilcar, and his recollections of driving an Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire from Brussels to Bombay in 1953, are as entertaining as his descriptions of Le Mans and the Targa. For the last 23 years, the Corvette Black Book has offered an unparalleled level of detail when it comes to a year-by-year review of the Corvette. Enthusiasts now have another book to use: the Standard Catalog of Corvette 1953-2001. Written by John Gunnell, it offers a comprehensive outline of each model, with an array of color photos documenting each year. Engine options are discussed separately and the initial paragraph for each model explains changes from the previous year as well as which colors were available. I.D. numbers, engine stats, transmission specs, chassis features and options all follow concisely and consistently, making the book easy to navigate. A short snippet, subtitled "Historical Footnotes," offers performance specs, driving reviews and various other miscellany—something that is sorely lacking from the Black Book. This book isn't intended to be a scintillating read, so don't expect a page turner. However, it does provide important information organized in a straightforward, easy-to-find manner. Even if you already have a bookshelf full of Corvette reference works, you won't regret making room for the Standard Catalog of Corvette, 1953-2001.—Brian Rabold 72  During his lengthy career, Frere became close personal friends with many well-known and respected figures in the racing world, including Gendebien, Musso, Taruffi, Hill, Von Trips and others. He discusses them, along with some of the remarkable variety of cars he has driven, including everything from a Dyna Panhard in which he won Paul Frere Life Full at Cars the Production Class of the Spa 24 Hour race in 1951 to a legendary Porsche 962. There is no substitute for personal experi- ence. In Paul Frere: My Life Full of Cars, the author provides a unique and idiosyncratic overview of the last 80 years of racing and the automobile industry. For anyone with more than a passing interest in sports cars and endurance racing, this book is a must read.— David Swig send both copies to Ford GT40 Author: Trevor Legate Publisher: Veloce Books Phone: +44 (0)1305 260068 Web site: www.velocebooks.com Size: 10" by 81/2" hardcover. 240 pages Price: $54.95 Rating: GT40 fans ****1/2 Casual enthusiasts Attractively designed, Ford GT40 does a terrific job of relaying the entire story of the GT40. From conception and evolution to race and recreation, Ford's venture into big-league racing is detailed in a balanced and thorough manner. Author Trevor Legate devotes ink to race action, corporate maneuverings and behind-the-scenes gossip. The prose, which isn't overwhelmingly engaging (Legate is a photographer first and a writer second), is helped by numerous period photos. The book's comprehensive listing of chassis numbers provides a dimension of utility guaranteed to bring GT40 fanatics back long after they have finished their first read. Legate lists each car by chassis number and gives an individualized account of its history through 2000. This aspect of the book was impressive, although the volume would have been well served to include the prices at which these cars have traded. Rounding out the reference aspects of Ford GT40, a parts list (paired with diagrams) and a serviceable index provide plenty of accessible data to help answer any questions. GT40 is a first-rate book, both for those who dream of one day having a 40-inch tall (the origin of the 40 in its name) car in the garage, and for those who are students of one of the great eras in international automotive competition.—B.R. Sports Car Market


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klI111( Legal Files ).1111=1111 The Missing Ferrari 360 Spyder A by Alexander Leventhal gentleman recently called fearing that he had purchased a car that didn't exist, or in any case was not going to be delivered. The object of his desire was a Ferrari 360 Spyder. Not willing to wait three years for a dealer-delivered car, he located one for sale on the Internet. Price wasn't an object. He had willingly agreed to pay $250k—about $100k over list—and then wired the funds into an alleged "escrow" account. He was told that only by paying in full could he be ensured of immediate delivery. the country, without any references, inspections, or any other due diligence, his reply was, "The guy had a really nice Web site.. .1 figured he had to be on the level!" The buyer expressed a desire to immediately begin a lawsuit against the seller to get his money back. Before we had a discussion about fees, likelihood of success and the practicality of chasing a defendant who may well be judgment-proof, I asked the buyer to tell me the exact events of the transaction in detail. One Spyder, many owners. After the wire was received, the buyer's persistent phone calls to the seller yielded one excuse after another as to why the car could not be delivered. However, he did receive occasional trinkets from the car, including the owner's manuals and a spare set of keys (presumably to appease him), until the seller stopped returning phone calls altogether. It is worth noting that none of the excuses offered by the seller were what I presume to be the truth, which is that the seller had sold the car to someone else (or many other people) and planned to deliver it to only one of them (at most). After figuring out that the money was no longer in the "escrow" account and that the seller was not willing to return it, the anxious buyer contacted me. When I asked him how he could send a quarter of a million dollars for a car he had never seen, to a guy he had never met, who lived half way across January, 2002  He mentioned something in passing that turned out to be the difference between fiscal immolation and a sunburn. Just after the buyer had wired the money, long before he had any indication that the car would not show up, he brought his bill of sale with VIN down to his insurance agent and had the car placed on his policy, just in case something happened in transit. After that, he took constructive possession of the vehicle (remember the trinkets of appeasement). What this means is that he is lucky enough, now that it is clear the vehicle is not coming, to be in a position to file a police report outlining the situation, and to then report the vehicle "stolen" to his insurance company and provide them with a reference to the police report. It seems likely that his insurance company will pay on the claim, then pursue the seller to recover their money. Whether they will pay the list price or the "spot" price is debatable, but, frankly, anything is better than nothing at this point. The buyer was remarkably lucky that he put this coverage in place in good faith before anything untoward hap- pened. Had he waited until after he feared the vehicle was lost (bad faith) or not put it in place at all, he would be spending tens of thousands of dollars on litigation that might go nowhere, as opposed to collecting a check from his carrier. I suppose the first lesson to be learned here is that a nice Web site— even a really nice one—does not necessarily imply the veracity or integrity of the business that publishes it. The second, which has been covered in the pages of this magazine many times before, is that it is never wise to purchase a car from someone without both a pre-purchase inspection and a careful checking of the references of the seller. There is a third lesson here, though, which is that anytime someone takes your money and doesn't deliver the car in question, it is good to have someone other than yourself pay the cost of litigating to get the money back, and, ideally, to spot you the money while they do so. One way to do this is to pay for the car on a credit card (November 2000, "Legal Files," page 60). This is not generally possible with cars in this price range, but the buyer in this case did one thing that has yielded him almost the same result. By insuring the specific car that he had purchased early in the process (in good faith), he has a pretty good chance of being indemnified for his loss. This certainly does not mean that one can take these kinds of risks often, with reliance on indemnification from the insurance carrier. However, it does make it clear that every purchaser should secure coverage at the earliest possible juncture, specifying a VIN and as much other detail as possible, and taking constructive possession as soon as possible, even if it's only an owner's manual or a set of keys, just in case something unforeseen happens. Alexander Leventhal is a car collector and attorney in New York His comments here are general in nature, and are not a substitute for consultation with an attorney• 73


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Sheehan Speaks Continued from page 29 uncommon occurrence—the dash must go back to Italy for a sixmonth, $10,000 repair. For those not married to their local autho- preventative trip to your favorite Ferrari expert and a check for $5,000 to $10,000 will resolve all of the hangar queen problems. And if you think $5,000 to $10,000 is a lot of money, you're right, but not when you are considering spending $500,000 or more on a car. Besides, as the saying goes, if you have to ask... What the Prancing Horse Bad Boys are driving. rized Ferrari dealer, an independent Ferrari shop in the US rebuilds the dashes at one-half the price and with a much faster turnaround. The F50s had a factory recall for a defective front main seal, and any car with ultra low miles may not have had the update. Finally, the belly pan on the F50 tends to hide leaks by holding dripping fluids and must be checked for pools ofproblems before purchase. On both the F40 and F50, excluding F50 dash nightmares, a I see no reason, barring global recession, that the prices of F40s or F50s will do anything but increase, albeit more slowly as we come to the end of the current market adjustment. For collectors of means interested in modern supercars, these are the ultimate Ferraris.• Erratum In the December, 2001 issue, page 27, Peter Helck's name was misspelled. of Orange County The ONLY Factory authorized dealer in Orange and San Diego Counties. Full facilities featuring sales, service, parts, race prep and off-site bodyshop. For a free subscription to our email newsletter, email us at: ppersichin@aol.com Ferrari and Maserati of Orange County 1425 West Baker Street Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Phone (714) 662-7600 Fax (714) 662-7555 We make leasing as simple as turning the key. r' Premier 74  47 Sherman Hill Road Woodbury, CT 06798 FINANCIAL SERVICES Serving your leasing needs since 1978 203-267-7700 FAX: 203-267-7773 DEALER INQUIRIES WELCOME Visit our Website at www.WhyNotLease.com Sports Car Market


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The all-new 2002 Price Guide is ready. Use the special renewal offer that recently arrived in your mail, and get a  Special  Price Guide absolutely 1- fiLLI features  Include. • 50 CARS TO WATCH IN THE COMING YEAR! • 10 SECRETS OF BUYING AND SELLING AT AUCTION • 13E5T MUSCLE CARS FOR THE FIRST-TIME COLLECTOR • 15 BEST BETS IN AUTOMOBILIA COLLECTING • 5IX PORSCHES TO AVOID AT ALL COSTS • HOW THE INTERNET HA5 CHANGED COLLECTING FOREVER WHY SERIES II E-TYPE5 ARE UNDERVALUED EIGHT BARGAIN V12 FERRARIS AND MORE... PLLJ5. v Collector Car Database—unlimited, password-protected access to the Internet-based SCM archives, searchable by marque, year, serial number and price. Over 30,000 cars listed, many with photos, and thousands more scheduled to be added each month. Will be available ONLY through SCM GOLD ✓ Hot News—e-mail updates on significant happenings and breaking news in the collector car world with auction results, last-minute consignments and first notice of desirable cars being brought to market. ✓ SCM Mini-Profiles—complete access to our entire 14-year database of Mini-Profiles, available only with your SCM GOLD password. ✓ SCM Forums and Events—priority-listing and preferential treatment for SCMevents, including Insider's Auction Tours, Buyer's Assistance Program, Collector Car Seminars and SCM tours. 5CM GOLD Subscription Upgrade! SCM GOLD Benefits All of this, and more, for ONLY $40.00 when accompanying your standard renewal. Notes from Europe Continued from page 69 Just as he said this, and just as we approached the apex, and just as I was about to get on the accelerator fora road that I thought bent slightly to my right, I saw the real road. It was a hard kink to the right, directly above my right shoulder, hidden behind a very large boulder. These things happen in racing.. .hard down on the brakes, second, slow down, where is the anchor, need to get the tail around and the nose BRAKES SLEEVED AND REBUILT pointed sort of up the hill and not into space, turn, you SOB! With another meter of asphalt we would have made it. Instead we got two feet of gravel (roller bearings), and then a couple feet of damp grass (Crisco in a Teflon pan). I remember calculating that it looked like about a 75-degree drop as we left the road. Fortunately, our speed had come down substantially before we became airborne. We managed to slow further by squarely placing the grille into a tree trunk, causing the car to tip forward and scrub off additional speed by testing the strength of its roll cage. Now perpendicular, the Alfa did a slow pirouette to the right and nosed into the branches of the next tree down. After some sounds of wood snapping, unusual in sports car racing unless you are driving a Morgan, we stopped. I quickly tried to open the jammed door. My co-pilot asked, "Why are you in such a hun-y?" I skipped the part about fire, or tumbling into the valley 900 meters below, and managed to scramble up the steep incline on all fours. Master cylinder sleeved . . . .$60.00 Wheel cylinder sleeved  Complete rebuilding  APPLE HYDRAULICS 1610 Middle Road, Calverton, NY 11933 631-369-9515, FAX: 631-369-9516 Toll Free 800-882-7753 www.applehydraulics,com Fast Service, MC, Visa January, 2002  $40.00 $ Call Send your recommendation of repair or restoration shops to copyed@sportscarmarket.com When I glanced back down at the car, my first thought was, "I wonder how good our time would have been if we had not screwed up." While we waited for a crane to extract the Alfa from the tree, we looked at how the corner had been marked in the route book. It was a degree 2 turn (a degree 1 is where you use reverse) and it was the only turn in the section marked with a "!" , which translates as "hammer the brakes and grab first gear, Mr. Testosterone." We pounded out the fenders in a frantic effort to get back into the event, but were betrayed by the spiderweb mosaic our windshield had become. We were frustrated but unhurt. We had pushed, made a mistake, and paid the consequences. If this had happened during a US event, the white hanky set would have torn up my racing license. We arranged for the car to be trucked back to Roberto Sornmi's garage in Soragna, and, as we drove back to Parma, discussed what we could do to make the Alfa faster for next year's event, and wondered just how good our time would have been if we had not gone into the hillside landscaping business.• Sell your classic car in Sports Car Market for as little as $15/month. See page 88 for details. 75


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 -4: PRECIOUS METALS TRANSPORTATION OF FINE AUTOMOBILES JANUARY 2002 The Winter Challenge,26-31. Start in France, cross the Pyrenees and descend to the Mediterranean in your pre-1968 car. For more information, view www.CarNet.co.uk. FEBRUARY 2002 The Winter Trial, 10-14. Look at beautiful European scenery from the driver's seat of your favorite collectible car. Contact Classic Cars Events at Bart.Rietbergen@tip.nl , fax 011 31 578 577426. (HOLLAND) MARCH 2002 Forza Amelia, 10-15. 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars, any Ferrari, any 12-cylinder. This 4th annual event is presented by Jacksonville Region, Mercedes-Benz USA. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/6456069; www.vintagerallies.com. (CT) APRIL 2002 Hillbilly Mille II, early April. Travel through Arkansas with surprising luxury. Phone/fax 918/743-0891. (OK) The Hillbilly Mille does New Mexico, midApril. Eligibility: interesting cars. Phone/ fax 918/743-0891. (OK) No Frills Iron Bottom Motoring Tour, 1113. Open to all pre-1978 vehicles. Departs from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California at 7:30 a.m. Send your e-mail address to epas356@aol.com for a flyer. No contact number, that's why this is no frills. The 5th Classic Malts Reliability Trial, 14May 5. Back running in May after Foot and Mouth complications. Drive 1,300 miles of Britain's finest roads. Information available from www.he-ro.co.uIc/malts. The Thal to the Nile, 15-May 5. Pass through three deserts, ten countries and three continents. See the pyramids from the seat of your favorite car. Space for 110 cars. For information, contact Classic Cars Events at Bart.Rietbergen@tip.nl , fax 011 31 578 577426. (HOLLAND) MAY 2002 California Mille, 11-16. Open to cars appropriate to the original Mille Miglia (i.e., 1957 vintage or older and American cars of the same era that might have run in an American Mille, had there been one). Limited to 65 cars. Deadline for entry is February 1, 2002. Contact Martin Swig, 415/561-8401. (CA) New England 1000, 19-24. 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars. Presented by Mercedes-Benz. Contact Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069; www.vintage rallies.com. (CT) JUNE 2002 Rallye des Princesses, 2-7. The new route will wind through the heart of the French Alps. Cars built from 1925-1974 are eligible and teams must be at least half female. Information is available from wwvv.zaniroli.com, e-mail zaniroli @club-intemet. fr. La Carrera Nevada, 19-22. European and American cars in original specification, 1954 and earlier. Martin Swig, 415/561-8401. (CA) The Double 500,29. A one day, 500 km charitable event for cars valued at no more than $500. Donate your car at the end of the event. Martin Swig, 415/561-8401. (CA) Open Roads 2002 Meeting & Rally, 23-28. All Austin-Healey Sprites and JensenHealeys, as well as all Healey cars built prior to 1952. Stateline, Nevada, at Lake Tahoe's South Shore. Contact: info@healey2002.com SEPTEMBER 2002 Mille Autunno Della Cinque Passi, 12-15. Open to any and all cars built before 1972. Entry fee is $2,000 per car. Entry deadline is August 1, 2002. Contact Martin Swig, 415/ 561-8401. (CA) Forza Mille, 29-October 4. Open to any Ferrari or 12-cylinder of any year. Contact Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069: www.vintagerallies.com . (CT) OCTOBER 2002 Cannonball Baker Classic, 5-13. The event is in the process of being reformatted. Stay tuned for updates. Contact Martin Swig, 415/ 561-8401. (CA) London-Lisbon Classic Rally, 5-14. Starting from London's historic Hampton Court Palace, spend 12 days driving the roads of France, Spain and Portugal. For more information, contact Historic Endurance Rallying Organization, phone 011 44 1886 833505, fax 011 44 1886 833144. (UK) NOVEMBER 2002 Texas 1000, 3-8. Pre-1975 sports, racing or GT cars, or any Ford-powered (interpreted to be Aston Martin, Jaguar, Panoz, Talbot, Saleen, SVT, and Cobra CSX 4000, among others) sports car of any year. Contact Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069; www.vintagerallies.com. (CT) For your complimentary listing in the Vintage Racing Calendar Please contact Brian Rabold 503/261-7127 x203 fax 503/253-2234 copyed@sportscarmarket.com . Ex-Team Centro Sud. One of two. Time warp originality, documented race history. Would make a superb museum piece or rebuilt for serious historic racing. Expensive but negotiable. Any interesting trades considered. Travel begins here . . . Stephanie Warrington Travel consultant for Sports Car Market Specializing in International Travel, Custom Vacations & Groups 503 226-7200 ext 24  800 344-8890 ext 24  76  1536 N.W. 23rd Ave Portland OR 97210 email: stephanie@journeysl.com ft:AM/tint/ [ All vehicles offered are from private collectors and are immediately available for sale by Private Treaty. Interesting and sensible trades can always be considered. 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ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular text classified only $15 per month. 58 250GT ELLENA, #0885, w/new 351 Ford motor and transmission, car is in primer and is 95% complete, selling as is $40,000. 515-981-9148. IA 64 330 CT, 2+2, 4-headlamp, extensive restoration of a Monaco delivery Ferrari, yellow headlights, original Ribot blue w/ maroon Connolly hides, wires redone, all chrome redone, beautiful car $42,500. Jeff, 847-234-2800. IL 66 GTB, alloy body, longnose, 3 Webers, alloy wheels, Rossa Corsa w/black leather, well maintained, mechanically excellent, call for more details $260,000. Ted Johnson, 203-329-3024. CT 67 275 GTB, alloy coupe, 6 carb ("73), red/black, gray, concours cosmetic condition, mechanically flawless $285,000. 505989-9289. NM 67 330 GTC, 40K mi, owned since '85, a/ c, Borrani wire wheels, Rubio, black leather $70,000. 414-271-8535. WI 69 365 CT, 2+2, silver w/black interior, rebuilt/refinished Borranis w/new tires, excellent mechanicals, overall good condition, 44K original miles, garaged in MD $45,000 OBO. 202-965-7744. DC 70 365 CT, 2+2, excellent condition, gray $52,000. 937-546-5765. OH 72 365 GTC4, red w/tan interior, targa top, 42K miles $50,000. 317-955-9870. IN 72 DINO 246 GM, Chiaro Azzuro, tan interior, 20K miles, I-owner car, manuals and tools $75,000. Jeff or Bill, 847-234-2800. IL 73 DAYTONA COUPE, amazing condition, 15K km, red w/tan interior, original radio, Borrani wires w/new XWS tires 860434-0031. CT 74 246 CTS, metallic blue, navy interior, 26K miles, original owner, looks and runs great $82,500. 440-442-4088. OH 79 308 GTB, triple black, US model, 23K miles, Euro spoiler, 16" BBS, fresh service, stunning, private owner $32,000. 561-6546319. FL 80 GTSi, anthracite/red, 23,500 miles, all service records, gorgeous, drive anywhere $29,550. 252-236-3387. NC 83 MONDIAL COUPE, Eurocar, 42K miles, blue/tan, runs and drives fine $21,500. 262-691-3378. WI 110.,04.ce R ES TOR AT 1 ()INS Twenty years dedicated to the meticulous restoration of the world's finest exotic, vintage and classic motor cars. APPRAISING SERVICES AVAILABLE: DECLARED VALUE • LOSS DAMAGE • ESTATES 2347 GOLD RIVER ROAD • SUITE N • GOLD RIVER, CA 95670 (916) 635-3559 • FAX (916) 635-5824 Advertise in Sports Car Market and reach the buyers. Call 503/261-0555 x202 for rates and information. GREAT VINTAGE RALLIES! georgia gold Coast! 3rd annual FORZA AMELIA March 10 to March 15, 2002 After the Amelia Island Concours, this is a gracious 1000 mile tour of Northern Florida and Georgia's fabulous Gold Coast. Overnights at the most luxurious hotels in the South: Amelia Island Plantation, the historic Club at Jekyll Island, Savannah's Mulberry Inn. Boat rides, Roebling Road, winding farm roads, spectacular Georgia sunsets, terrific dining and Southern hospitality. Beautiful gifts and prizes! '/ova Scotia! Open to any 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT car, any Ferrari or any 12-cylinder car of any year. Presented by Mercedes-Benz USA. $3995. per couple, all-inclusive. 10th annual NEW ENGLAND 1000 May 18-24, 2002 Start and end at the Harraseeket Inn, Freeport, Maine. Relax overnight on the 475 foot Scotia Prince to gorgeous Nova Scotia. Sunday through Wednesday: Drive superb seaside roads, enjoy spring gardens, gracious dining, grand hotels and great new friends! Overnights in Pictou, Sydney, Halifax. Return on the high-speed catamaran to Bar Harbor. Thursday: Drive terrific New England roads back to Freeport. Open to any 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT car. Presented by Mercedes-Benz USA. $4495. per couple, all-inclusive. MORE 2002 RALLIES FORZA MILLE V-12: September 29-October 4 TEXAS 1000: November 3-8 To enter or be added to our mailing list: VINTAGE RALLIES, INC. Jackson Hill Road, Sharon, CT 06069 800-645-6069 fax: 860-364-5899 www.vintagerallies.com


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87 MONDIAL, drivetrain redone, needs little interior work, best running '87 convertible $37,500. e-mail: malermogaol.com . 88 328 GTB, black, 20K miles, black interior, never seen rain, service records, flawless $60,000 BO. 916-649-0222 days only. CA 89 TESTAROSSA, black, black leather. 13K miles, exceptional condition $74,900 offer. 248-645-1129. MI LITERATURE ORIGINAL SALES BROCHURES, owners/shop manuals, posters, photographs, racing memorabilia, for many 1920-present US/foreign automobiles, sports/racing cars. Stamped envelope, specific request. I also buy literature. Walter Miller, 6710 Brooklawn, Syracuse, NY 13211. 315-432-8282, fax 315432-8256. (NY) RON TON KIN GRAN TURISMO America's oldest gernui DealerslO FERRARI '01 456M GT  • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS 1969 Renault Alpine 1951 MG-TD 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Mini-Profiles Corning miummEr-in February 2002: '98 355 GI's F1  '98 355 GTB F1  '98 355 Spyder  '97 355 Spyder  '97 355 GTB  '97 355 GTB  '95 355 GTB  '95 456 or  '86 328 ors  '84 512 BBi  '82 512 BBi  New Blu/Tan MASERATI 6,300 mi Red/tan  Maserati Spider and soon-to-be 7,000 mi Red/Blk  15,000 ml.,.. Blu/Tan 12.000 mi... Blk/Blk  9,600 rm. BlulBlu 20,000 mi. RediBlk 15,000 ml Blu/Tan 17,500 ml... Red/Tan 33,000 mi Blk/Red 14,000 mi Blk/Blk  DUCATI aprilia  1.41G'S loet We are also a Ducati, Aprilia, 29,000 m, Red/Blk MV Agusta and Cagiva dealer. We '79 308 Dino ora  27,000 m■ Red/Tan  can arrange shipping anywhere. '74 246 Dino GTS 33,000 mi Ylw/Tan  www.motocorsa.com (503) 292-7488 Call us if you need help locating your ideal car or motorcycle. Now taking orders for the all-new released coupe. All Cars Seen At www.tonkin.com - WE BUY ALL FERRARIS  203 N.E. 122nd, Portland, OR 97230 (503) 255-7560 (800) 547-4455 Your Best Way to Lease the Best • Custom-Tailored Leases • From 24 to 60 Months • Equity Transfers • Early-Termination Rebates • Business & Individual • Coast-to-Coast Service • Dealer Inquiries Welcome • Lease to Own PUTNAM FINE AUTOMOBILE LEASING NEW/PRE-OWNED/EXOTIC/COLLECTIBLES SINCE 1983 SOLE AUTHORIZED LEASINGAGENT FOR BARRETT-JACKSON & CAVALLINO CLASSIC Greenwich, CT  800.278.0071  Please Visit Putnam Leasing.com Scottsdale, AZ _} 888.995.5800 )


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English ar Sho ing Centre ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular classified only $15 per month. LAGONDA 52 DB2 DROPHEAD, rhd, all #s match, Vantage engine, rare and absolutely beautiful, maroon w/light tan leather $75,000 Offers. Lawrence, 415-693-6033 work. 925-736-4652 home. CA 53 DB2 DROPHEAD COUPE, rhd, excellent driver 716-731-9623. NY 61 DI34 MARK II, complete frame-up restoration on rust-free original CA car, 70K+ miles, restored to original specification w/ factory verification, one of the finest, black/ parchment leather interior 949-650-4718. CA 67 DB6, lhd, 5-spd, runs great, southern car, slight nose damage Jerry, 330-7595224 days. OH 67 DB6 VANTAGE, triple Webers, factory air, power windows, alloy body, restored by Kevin Kaye, shown at Aston Martin display, Pebble Beach, light metallic green, an exceptional automobile $79,500. 505989-9289. NM 69 DBS, 5-speed, lhd, rust-free car, a/c, power windows, strong 6-cylinder engine, no damage/accidents ever $18,500 firm. 708-387-9934. 708-288-2588.IL 71 DBS, lhd, 5-speed Vantage, 40K miles, like new $29,000. 631-878-2911. NY 76 V8 COUPE, red/blk leather, 36K miles, automatic, a/c, rust/accident-free, professional restoration $40,000. 954-752-4112. FL 77 V8 COUPE, navy blue w/red Connolly leather, factory sunroof, USA model, auto trans, 1-owner since '82, stored for four years, current CA registration $31,000 firm. 707-579-1000. CA 83 VOLANTE, sandringham green, tan interior w/piping, new brown top, excellent condition, CA car, 45K miles $65,000. 949-675-0645. CA AUSTIN-HEALEY 53 BN1, total frame-off restoration, alloy bonnet/boot, consistent show winner, looks and drives better than new, no disappointments $32,000. 610-865-3329. PA needs completion $8,500 call for info. 936447-3997. TX 54 BN1 10056 1004, no rust, restoration started, 6, low miles, very good body, no rust, excellent mechanics, stainless exhaust, new top and tires, wire wheels, runs strong, needs cosmetics, signals, trim and horn $10,600 OBO. 724-941-6615. PA 59 BUG EYE, new white paint, black interior, chrome top $9,900. 800-527-6998. WA 60 3000 MK I BN7, for complete aggressive restoration, needs motor, rust repair, body work, frame is good, has title $3,500. Nathan, 405-843-6117. OK 61 BUG EYE SPRITE, red w/white interior, roll bar, 1098 engine, disc brakes, Weber 40 DCOE sidedrafi carb, new fuel pump, tires and top, no rust, excellent running/driving $6,000. 305-864-4350. FL 63 3000 MK II, green, black leather, tricarb, o/d, roll-up windows, rhd, mint $26,500. 516-541-9541. NY 65 MK HI, full body restoration and mechanical rebuild, new chrome, tires, black w/tan interior and top, Moss interior to be installed, came through Germany before US, Mini-Lites $25,000 firm. 207-885-5573. ME 66 SPRITE, 93K mi, excellent condition, originally from CA, daily driver $5,000 OBO. 802-329-2013. VT 67 MK III, beautiful in and out, golden beige, black, chrome wires, no rust, no dumb modifications, drive absolutely anywhere $29,000. Jim, 360-424-8440. WA JAGUAR 47 MK IV, good, solid, stored 1974, nice chrome, wood, glass, metal, original leather, books, manuals, tools, a/c, very complete, running condition, may trade for a nice convertible, roadster (Healey, Jeepster) $11,500 poss delivery. 352-4892111. FL 48 MK IV, really regal Mk IV, black, 6-cylinder, 4-speed, sunroof, runs and looks great, currently licensed for CA $20,000. 510-412-1142. CA 50 MK IV DHC CONV, 2,200 miles since restoration in '97, beige paint, maroon top and interior, appraised at $60K, will entertain serious offers 716434-5447. NY 51 MK V DHC, solid original car, no rust, runs well, new red leather interior $30,000. 732-938-5326. NJ 53 XK 120 ROADSTER, solid, runs well, no rust, needs paint $22,000. 732-9385326. NJ 54 XI( 120 DHC, red/black interior, tan top, stored 20 years on blocks, 38,500 original miles, 94 point car, excellent condition throughout, FL car $46,000. 561-2342353 eves. FL 55 XK 140 ROADSTER, black exterior/ red leather interior, impeccable condition, restored, 4K miles on new engine, call for details $70,000. 415-346-5255. CA 58 MK 1 SALOON, 3.4,1hd, 4-speed, rustfree, robin's egg blue body, runs and drives well $4,900. 231-882-0426. MI 60 MK II, restored, 3.8 engine, 4-speed, o/ d, chrome wires, black/red $22,900. 425603-9612. WA 61 MK II, 3.8, lhd, white/black, 4-speed, o/d, chrome wires, runs, needs restoration $10,950. 210-497-8623. FAX 210-497-8141 TX 63 MK II, burgundy/tan, wires, rebuilt 3.8 engine, 4speed, o/d, needs paint, chrome, interior, CA car $13,000 OBO. 760-9428450. CA 66 XKE COUPE, CA car, very solid and straight, jr - rics, uwL,,rmr.TELJ IP Comprehensive Jaguar Inventory 850 Fiero Lane, San Luis Obispo CA 93401 4-' - Engine • Brakes • Cooling • Exhaust • Filters Transmission • Electronics • Interior Kits Sheet Metal • Glass • Manuals & Books Clothing • Collectibles • Gift Items • Original Jaguar Parts • Aftermarket Parts • Performance Parts • Over-Night Delivery SPEC,k4, A World-Class Jaguar Catalog 1947 to Current Complete Restoration Et Service Jaguar A Specialty ... Post-War Sports Cars The Theme Fully staffed, fully prepared to restore to the highest standard — or just a "freshen-up." Competition vintage race cars, daily drivers & concours show level — XKs Unlimited has the background and expertise to meet any needs. January, 2002 good overall condition, #s match, yellow, original black interior, 76K miles, excellent driver $16,500. 719-633-4767. CO 66 XKE ROADSTER, red/black leather, straight, fresh restoration on a rust-free car, #s match, 4-speed, looks, runs and drives excellent $34,900 OBO. 231-8820426. MI TYPE ROADSTER, 36K mi, no rust, original black interior, excellent top and yellow paint, triple carb, covered headlights, some spare parts, #s not matching, a beautiful driver $34,000. Michael Reed, 913-645-6339. KS 67 E- 68 XICE ROADSTER, original CA car, no rust, drives great, new black leather seats, new carpets and tires $24,900. Tom, 619223-0131. CA 69 XIKE SI' ROADSTER, silver, black interior, 4-speed, wire wheels, matching #s, 2001 concours winner, excellent condition, garage kept, FL car, 62K original miles $30,000. 631-421-7146. NY 71 )(RE ROADSTER, 4.2L 6-cylinder, 4speed with a/c, burgundy w/green leather interior, new canvas top, luggage rack, books, tools, wires, recent ground-up restoration, excellent in and out $26,900. 231882-0426. 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or E-type roadster $29,000. 330-759-2444 eves. OH 48 SILVER WRAITH, excellent original body, recent cloth interior, good driver $27,000. 937-546-5765. OH 56 SILVER CLOUD, body in excellent condition, missing motor, needs restoration, had Chevy V8 before $5,900. 949-6893552. CA 61 SILVER CLOUD II, drophead, HJ Mulliner, lhd, black/red leather, white top, original 2 owners, well maintained, runs beautifully $15,000. 310-820-4457. CA 64 SILVER CLOUD III, black w/gray interior, Ihd, shipped new to CA, runs and looks like new, very clean $69,000 OBO. Jim, 949-285-7898. CA 73 SILVER SHADOW, emerald green, black hard top, black interior, FM/CD, in perfect condition, only 41K miles $59,000. Dr. Do, 714-692-2104 messages. CA 79 CO1RNICHE CONVERTIBLE, black w/tan leather, 63K miles, new top, extensive mechanical work, updated wheel covers, 3rd brake light installed, excellent condition, books, records, etc. $42,900. 561630-4098. FL 81 CORNICHE CONVERTIBLE, silver sand beige over silver sable int, beige top, 69K miles, all records, looks, runs and drives beautifully $44,500. 561-582-2920. FL 85 SILVER SPIRIT, 32K original miles, 2-owner car, Cotswold beige w/green hides, dealer maintained, all records, books and tools 800-487-6215. CA SUNBEAM 64 SUNBEAM ALPINE, built and raced by one of the premier shops in Denver, fresh 1750-cc engine and red paint, turnkey $11,000. Fazio's e-mail: Fazioauto.com, 303-935-6336. CO TRIUMPH 48 1800 ROADSTER, grey w/black leather interior, runs great w/spare parts $12,900. 28-832-7710. MS 49 2000 ROADSTER, excellent project car, needs restoration, original and complete, spare parts $5,000. 802-457-4657. vr 53 MAYFLOWER, solid driver, easy restoration $4,500. 516-377-8104. NY 55 TR2, custom aluminum body, 35M on engine $7,500. 616-345-3377. MI 63 TR4, powder w/blue interior, white tonneau and top, whitewalls, chrome wires, 10K on restoration from '91, showroom stock $10,500. 818-347-7825. CA 70 TR6, looks and runs great $7,000. Mike, 972-660-7142. TX 72 TR6, recently restored w/new paint, top, interior, and dash, etc., red $8,000. 304-7256904. WV 72 TR6, saffron yellow/black interior, owned for 25 years, excellent condition inside, out, new transmission, clutch, strong engine, a/c, custom hardtop, roll bar $8,500. 818-346-1544. CA 80 SPITFIRE, 27K original miles, total restoration, 1-owner, title, new interior and paint, call for details $4,800 OBO. 347-5268900. NY LITERATURE ORIGINAL SALES BROCHURES, owners/shop manuals, posters, photographs, racing memorabilia, for many 1920-present US/foreign automobiles, sports/racing cars. Stamped envelope, specific request. I also buy literature. Walter Miller, 6710 Brooklawn, Syracuse, NY 13211. 315-432-8282, fax 315432-8256. (NY)• n  You can't take the Chequered Flag if your car doesn't make the event! COSDEL INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION The only experienced shipper of high-value sports and racing cars to road, track and concours events world-wide. We take care of everything! You just FLY & DRIVE! Martin E. Button Inc. Phone: 415-777-2000 Fax: 415-543-5112 Email: info@cosdel.com ot• •Nr *  Quality Service Since 1960 We are the exclusive shipper for all three major Monterey Auctions. it , ir • Antique Automobile Insurance Agency 1-888-ANTIQUE (1-888-268-4783) January, 2002 81


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AMPHICAR 67 green, low mileage, one owner, restorable $7,000. 215-256-9642. PA BMW 59 507 Series!! Roadster, red with black. Superb condition. Correct numbers. "507s R Us" Charles S. Crail Automobiles 805-568-9134 or fax 805-568-1533. (CA) 68 1600-2 CONVERTIBLE, 300 built, 20 in US, new top, brakes, very clean, all original $15,000 130. 703-980-9875. VA 69 2500, 6-cylinder, automatic, original CA car, runs well, good condition $1,500. 714-396-6808. CA 71 2002, Nevada/saddle, 69K original miles, 99% original, interior nearly perfect, paint good, runs like new, original window sticker and bill of sale, every maintenance records from new $4,000 OBO. Bruce, 860-240-2943. CT 71 3.0 CS COUPE, diamond blue, 80K verifiable CA miles, stick shift, wood, black leather $9,800 OBO. 310-7938989. CA 72 2002, sunroof coupe, white/blue, excellent condition $9,900. 203-9137480. CT 73 BAVARIA, NM car, no rust ever, pristine body, excellent mechanics, automatic, sunroof and a/c, very original, 2owners from new $4,250 OBO. 505-2944596. NM 73 2002 Tii, Ground-up restoration, new everything, Alpina differential, 5-speed, adjustable front camber plates, MiniLites, 195 HP high-compression engine. Instructor car. Too much to list. 888-5337223. NC 75 2002, great original condition, gold w/tan interior, no rust ever, very solid, drives and handles great $5,500 nego. Gary, 201-650-8748. NJ 79 635, rubin/tan, 7,800 original miles, one-owner, Stage IV Calloway Turbo, 18 psi, adjustable waste gate, competition clutch, stainless steel exhaust and much more, call for details, absolutely original, perfect $35,000. 401-732-1440. RI 85 635 COUPE, automatic, new red paint, beige leather, 87K miles, original owner, new exhaust and catalyst, shocks, excellent $7,500. Harris, 516-609-3334. NY HORCH 38 HORCH 853A Sport Cabriolet, Special ordered. Exceptional original condition. Superb running car. Same California owner for the last forty years. Probably the best original pre-war Horch in existence. Charles S. Crail Automobiles 805-568-9134 or fax 805568-1533. 33 170V CABRIOLET, 6 cylinder, older MERCEDES-BENZ - restoration, in storage last 10 years, very collectable, a wonderful car $25,000. Jim How, 716-876-1958. NY 60 1905L, silver/blue, MBCA Concours winner, restored in, out, underneath, Photos at www.sportsleicht.com $50,000. Alex Dearborn, 978-887-6644. MA 60 2205E, black/beige, nice original convertible with all records since 1961, great history, recent major service, Photos at www.sportsleicht.com $36,000. Alex 82  BMW 507 WANTED CARS - PARTS - LITERATURE 507'S-R-US 805/568-1934 fax 805/568-1533 e-mail: crailauto@aol.corn Dearborn, 978-887-6644. MA 60 220SE CONVERTIBLE, dark red/tan, beautifully restored California show car with recent major service, spectacular and functionally excellent, Photos at www.sportsleicht.com $110,000. Alex Dearborn, 978-887-6644. MA 65 300SE CONVERTIBLE, silver/navy, 4-speed stick, restored CA car, only 57,000 miles, drives like new, Photos at www.sportsleicht.com $65,000. Alex Dearborn, 978-887-6644. MA 66 230SL, 1-owner, all books, fresh paint, chrome, etc., always garaged, excellent condition $14,900. 321-453-2108. FL 68 280SL, red, white top, automatic, a/c, new black leather, looks and runs great $23,800 offer. 407-647-1911. FL 69 280SL, 5-speed, gray-beige with tobacco brown M-B leather, a/c, total show quality older restoration, complete records $49,000. Alex Dearborn, 978887-6644. MA 69 300SEL, 6.3 liter sedan, engine rebuilt, new brakes and much more, needs new paint and some cosmetic work, great car $6,500. 813-220-8300. FL 71 280SE 3.5, 2-door hard top coupe, V8, column shift automatic, air (works), AM/ FM original radio, silver, black interior, nice inside and out, drive any place $22,500. e-mail: bob@cantonclassiccar.org, 330455-3666 or 330-456-7869. OH 71 280SL, black/red, 4-speed stick, air, excellent older restoration with thorough recent updates, Photos at www.sportsleicht.com $33,000. Alex Dearborn, 978-887-6644. MA 77 380SLC 4.5L, silver/black velour, 4speed stick, complete restoration, low mileage on Powenrain $9,500 OBO. Frank, 757620-3939. VA 01 CLK 55 AMG, Black with black and gray custom leather and maple trim interior. 4,300 miles. CD changer, star tac phone. Fully stocked. Perfect! $69,900. 888-533-7223. PORSCHE 56 356 SPEEDSTER, perfect red paint, black interior/top, fresh restoration, lots of extras, never hit, correct panels $59,500. 936-564-5886. TX 58 356A COUPE, same owner for the last 30 years, 2-owners only, rust-free, always garaged, driven to keep battery charged, non-original bright red color and 1962 S motor, looks and drives great $15,000. 916-988-4516. CA 64 2000GS CARRERA COUPE, a lovely restoration on a Euro spec Carrera, in CA since late '60s, black plate, original motor, gas heater, 70-litre fuel tank, red w/tan leather, gorgeous car $125,000. Bob Campbell, 661-755-6293. CA 69 911T, very nice driver, rebuilt engine, drive anywhere $8,500. 805-376-0400. CA 69 912, one-owner CA car, everything original, no rust, no damage, all records, #s match $10,500. Don, 858-453-7413. CA 71 911S TARGA, signal orange, full leather, black Recaros, a/c, ground-up restoration, 4K mi on engine and transmission, outstanding example $23,000 OBO. 561-283-7988 eves. FL 72 914, 2.0 fuel injection, 4-bolt mags, s/s brake lines, some rust but clean pan, Recaro racing seat $3,400 0130. 302-239-5350. DE 74914, with 911 engine, race ready, street legal, race and street wheels, tires, flared fenders, low miles $11,900 OBO. 928453-2144. AZ 79 911 SC, recent restoration, RS America interior, roll bar, CD, cruise $19,500. 616253-2017. MI 80 911 SC TARGA, gray w/black leather, 83,641 actual miles, runs and drives great, %nada Classic c o`0011111111 ,1 book and records $12,975. Troy, 605-2012113. SD TAUNUS 66 TAUNUS, (German Ford) 20m Tauriner 2door station wagon, V6, column 4-speed, 24,000 original kilometers. Original aqua paint and cloth interior. Very nice inside and out $3,495. e-mail: rrubin@neosr.com, 330-456-7869 or 330-704-5271.0H VOLKSWAGEN 65 KARMANN GHIA, convertible, restored, coral, red, black Haartz canvas, stock as original except 1600cc $11,000. 310466-4441. CA LITERATURE ORIGINAL SALES BROCHURES, owners/shop manuals, posters, photographs, racing memorabilia, for many 1920-present US/foreign automobiles, sports/racing cars. Stamped envelope, specific request. I also buy literature. Walter Miller, 6710 Brooklawn, Syracuse, NY 13211. 315-432-8282, fax 315432-8256. (NY) WANTED PORSCHE 356 WANTED: seeking 196062 356 roadster or 1964-65 356SC cabriolet in excellent condition, will travel East Coast Alex Dearborn, slralex@aol.com, 978-887-6644. MA• :5% Exclusively 280SLs Low-mileage and original cars are our specialty to buy or se& Several cars in stock for immediate delivery. FINANCING • LEASING • TRANSPORTATION TONY LaBELLA CLASSIC CARS 2 Springdale • Cherry Hill, New Jersey (888) 840-1700 Sports Car Market


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ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular classified only $15 per month. BUICK 40 SPECIAL CONVERTIBLE, dual sidemounts, rebuilt motor, runs great, needs to be restored $15,000. Jerry, 201784-0030. NJ 53 SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE, excellent professional restoration, low mileage CA car, white w/black interior and top, 1st Place in every show entered, every detail correct $85,000. 949-6454159 x-ten 3. CA CADILLAC 59 SERIES 62 CONV, light yellow, black and white interior, white top, solid CA car $29,500 firm. 530-846-2201. CA 68 COUPE DEVILLE, white, exceptional condition $10,000 firm. 209-845-8454. CA CHRYSLER 47 NEW YORKER, rare 3-window coupe, rust-free, San Francisco car, restored authentically, new woodgain dash, beautiful ivory steering wheel, mint $36,000 firm. 937-233-4332. OH 56 NEW YORKER, a/c, pw, ps, pb, pw seat, restored, Denton, Texas car, 77K miles, engine completely rebuilt, extra transmission and torque converter, garaged $10,000 nego. 501-253-8381. AR CORVAIR 66 MONZA CONVERTIBLE, automatic, power Tachometer, Canadian car $4,500 US$. Bill, 604-943-5303 PST. WA CORVETTE 59 CONVERTIBLE, complete restoration, 24,530 original miles, original paper, clear title, original 300 hp, 327 V8, matching numbers, 4-speed trans, 411 ratio rear, brand new rolling chassis $54,500 serious buyers only. Terry, 315-518-4538. NY 61 orig #s match, 283-230 hp, maroon ext/ black interior, white coves and top, wide whites, original hubcaps, nice paint and interior, 55K original miles $34,900. 440748-1500. OH 65 COUPE, red/black interior, 396-425 hp, sidepipes, knock-offs, radio delete, near perfect, fresh $40,000 Kim. 320-252-0430 eves. MN 66 ROADSTER, 427-390, 4-spd, #s match, 2-tops, Protect-o-plate, teakwood, fresh frame-off restoration, red/black leather, $52,500 OBO. 678-513-7511. GA 71 CONVERTIBLE, 350 270 hp, #s - match, auto, power steering, yellow/black, total restoration, engine/transmission newly rebuilt, new suspension, highly detailed $24,000. 270-597-3817. KY DODGE 64 330 2-DR SEDAN, red/red, super stock Hemi car w/steel sheetmetal and real good wedge motor, completely restored to new condition, perfect trim and interior, call details $29,500. 714-325-4490 days. 7144180167 nights. CA 70 CHALLENGER CONV, 440 hp, 4 speed, 4:10 Dana, sublime w/black, power - 4  CLIENTELE FROM COAST TO COAST Niles, Michigan The ultimate in Four Wheel DRIVE-ing Grey or black interior, manual or automatic transmission, performance, appearance and comfort options available, 6 month16,000 mile warranty from S29,500 l-888-BEST-4WD or visit us at www.greatlakeshummer.com Premiering 2002 The H2!! To Reserve one of the FIRST H2s Please Call Kirk Kenaga at 1-888-237-8493 or E-mail kirkk@greatlakeshummercom DA Classic Doesn't Have To Be 01(10 84  We own the largest remaining supply of DeLorean parts in the world and have been a "DeLorean-only" service and restoration facility since 1984. With trained mechanical and body technicians on staff, no one in the world is more prepared or qualified than DeLorean Motor Company to fulfill all of your DeLorean desires. 10804 Roark Road Houston, TX 77099 USA 281-568-9573 281-568-9386 Fax www.delorean.com Sports Car Market


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steering, power disc brakes, power top, rally dash, non-matching numbers, nice body, runs well $25,000 serious inquiries on. 508-699-5670 message. MA LINCOLN 56 MK II CONTINENTAL, a/c, automatic, new leather seats, new black exterior, rechromed bumpers, good quality restoration $28,900. 954-454-4641. FL 66 4-DR CONVERTIBLE, solid original with full engine and transmission and top system overhaul, all options including tilt and power locks, disc brakes, 111K miles on body, less than 5K on mechanicals, cream, maroon, extremely dependable $14,500. 215-438-4330. PA MERCURY 48 CONVERTIBLE, maroon w/burgundy leather, black top, fully restored, runs as new, skirts and duals $30,000 firm. 973890-0093. NJ 51 2- dr, mild custom, 350/350, everything new or rebuilt, a/c, AZ car $23,000. 480948-2967. AZ OLDS 62 CUTLASS CONVERTIBLE, powder blue, auto, V8, outstanding low mileage, rust-free example of a rare 2-owner car $11,000 OBO. 301-236-4137. MD 67 442, 4-speed, 59K, black original bucket seat interior w/console, power steering, power windows, nice engine bay, very straight solid, beautiful car, drive anywhere, paperwork, Protect-o-plate $19,900. 864439-0041. SC PLYMOUTH 48 SPECIAL DELUXE P-15, convertible, recUred interior, white top, 100% stock including 6-volt electrical system, same owner 16 years, good condition $14,550 OBO. 972-542-8994. TX 67 HEMI GTX, 4-spd, power disc brakes, 1 of 43, partially restored, needs to be completed $30,000. Gene, 502-361-4509. 502368-3898.KY P 59 BONNEVILLE CONV, red, new red/ white leather, tri-power, air, multiple Show winner, solid #2+ driver $32,000. 719473-0461. CO 65 2+2 CONVERTIBLE, black, red interior, white top, 421 HID, tri power, automatic, 8-lugs, original CA car, was 100% rust-free, needs nothing, beautiful and fast $30,000. 802-773-6669. VT SHELBY 65 GT350, original, unrestored, excellent condition, very well maintained $60,000. 562-695-4134. CA 66 GT350, ivy green, white stripes, black plate CA car, immaculate $46,000. 760-7299303 eves. CA 68 GT 500KR, fastback, matching #s, candy apple red, black interior, orig 10spokes, automatic, restored, very fast and beautiful $59,900. 410-592-6680. MD LITERATURE ORIGINAL SALES BROCHURES, owners/shop manuals, posters, photographs, racing memorabilia, for many 1920-present US/foreign automobiles, sports/racing cars. Stamped envelope, specific request. I also buy literature. Walter Miller, 6710 Brooklawn, Syracuse, NY 13211. 315-432-8282, fax 315432-8256. (NY)• COCO MATS L " The Last Thing a Great Car Needs" • The original classic look • Custom sizes for all vehicles • Free Swatch samples • 11 colors available • Factory Direct Call: 800 461-3533 Driver Rubber Heel Pad Y(pdated & Joipzoved Hand Selected Cocos & Sisal Matting Vinyl Edging Nibbed Rubber Back www.cocomats.com CARSKATES MAKES A 2-CAR GARAGE INTO A 3-CAR GARAGE • Move cars, trucks, trailers in any direction • Makes storage easy • Fits all tire widths • Capacity 6,000 lbs, set of 4 • 8" x 16" x 1/4" steel platform • H.D. 3" casters • $145 set of 4 (s&h addl) • 2 sets $135 each (s&h addl) • Same day shipping Satisfaction or your money back! VISA 4233 Delemere Blvd., Royal Oak, MI 48073-1804 Toll-Free Phone (888) 647-1879 • Fax (248) 549-4454 www.carskates.com P & J PRODUCTS ".• January, 2002 85


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11.11MIR Resource Directory 925/736- 5875. 360 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. wwvv.christies.com . Coys of Kensington. 44- 2699, fax 310/385 fax 44-207-584-2733. 2-4 Queen's Gate Mews, London, England SW7 5QJ. Dana Mecum Auction Company. 815/ 207584-568-- 8888, fax 815/568-6615. P.O. Box 422, Marengo, IL 60152. russoandsteele.com. (AZ) Kruse International. 800/968  1414, fax 219/925-5467. P.O. Box 190, Auburn, IN 46706. Russo and Steele. 602/252 -2697. www. 1868, fax 631/537-2641. P.O. Box 2277, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. KenMotor@aol.com . Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions/ Keith McCormick. 760/320-3290, fax 760/323-7031. 602 East Sunny Dunes Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92264. www. classiccarauction.com . Poulain Le Fur. 33- 01 45 72 07 77. Commissaire Priseur, Palais des Congres de Paris, 2, place de la Porte Maillot, no 48, 75853 Paris Cedex 17. email: automobile@poulainlefur.com. www.poulainlefur.com . 0158050607, fax 33 310/246-9744. 9300 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. #550, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. www.rm auctions.com. 405/843-6251. 7321 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73116. E-mail Rocky: rocicydb5@sbcglobal.net . APPRAISALS Steve Cram's Automobile Appraisal Service. 415/567-1087, fax 415/567 - In business for 29 years, licensed, totally independent one-man operation. Work accepted by Lloyds of London, Midlands and all US banks and insurance carriers. No charge for phone consultations. (CA) plus years experience nationwide and internationally. Single cars or entire collections. Brass cars to contemporary supervars. Complete services from pre-purchase to insurance, donation, estate, expert witness. e-mail: dbrownell Dave Brownell's Vintage Auto Appraisals. Phone 802/362- 4719; fax 802/362-3007. 25@sPIretcorn-- 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) Charles W. Clarke. Phone/fax: 860/6581245. Kensington Motor Group, Inc. 631/537- fax 415/391-4040. 500 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94102; Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, 5W7 1HH. 44-207228-8000, fax 44-207-585-0830. Christie's. 310/385- 6694, fax 480/421-6697. 3020 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. email: info@barrett-jackson.com. Bonhams & Brooks. 415/391 - 3444, fax 925/736-4375. 3600 Blacichawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA 94506-3600. Barrett- AUCTION COMPANIES Blackhawk Collection/"The Auction." Jackson Auction. 480/421 - experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. Call or visit our web site. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). e-mail: dlikinney@usappraisal.com; web: www.usappraisal.com. (VA) 4000, 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. Auto Appraisal Group. 800/848- - 7444, Serving 33 states, valuation, insurance, divorce, trusts, estates, charitable gifts, diminished value, pre-purchase inspections, expert witness. www.autoappraisal.com , e-mail: aag@autoappraisal.com. -Not just one man's opinion." 2886. fax 248/557-3511. 15 years in business, IAAA, for loans, estates, divorce, insurance and pre-purchase. Detroit area, will travel. www.jmkclassiccars.com or kawifreek@ msn.com. Classic Car Research. 248/5572880. 822-1360, e-mail harryanewton@msn.com . Value appraisals-50+ years experience. Noted automotive historian and journalist. Meticulous research, thorough inspections, up-to-date market knowledge. Clients include major collectors, insurance companies, dealers, estates, attorneys, individual buyers and sellers. Will travel anywhere. - AUTOMOBILIA RM Auctions, Inc. 310/246-9880, fax Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@ spolcane.net ; www.silverauctions.com. Smith & Santiago, 800/944- Silver Auctions. 800/255-4485. 2020 N. 2816, fax 516/367-3260. Authentic vintage posters and memorabilia (1950-60s). Safety accessories: Halon fire extinguishers; patented lead-alloy knock-off hammers; Ferrari tool kits. Free 30 page list (SASE + $1 postage) RFD 1682, Syosset, NY 11791. BUY/SELL/GENERAL Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206/467 - 6531, fax 206/467-6532. 2030 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121. Experts in collector cars worldwide. Whether buying, selling, evaluating, consigning or appraising, we cut the edge on the current market. Over 1 billion dollars in worldwide experience. Top prices paid; from one car to entire collections, condition and location are no obstacles. "We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian." E-mail: sales@cosmo politanmotors.com . Spyder Enterprises: 516/367-1616, fax Joseph L. Troise Appraisals. 415/332- Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 503/261-0555 x202 for information, e-mail artdirgsportscarmarket.com. USAppraisal. 703/759-9100. 25 years Toffen, Bern, Switzerland. vvvvw.oldtimer garage.com. Sell—We Find. Europe/US/Asia/Far East. If you are looking to buy or sell a vehicle(s) with historic or collector appeal, try us. 30 years of experience, your satisfaction our priority. Any time—Any place—Anywhere. www.historicalcars.com. www.historicalcars.com We Buy — We COLLECTOR CAR FINANCING Putnam Leasing. "Your Best Way to Lease the Best." Greenwich, CT: 800/ 278.0071; Scottsdale, AZ: 888/995.5800. Sole authorized leasing agent for BarrettJackson and Cavallino Classic. Lease to own. Custom-tailored leases from 24-60 months. Equity transfers and early-termination rebates for business and individual needs, serviced coast to coast. Dealer inquiries welcome. New, pre-owned and collectibles since 1983. Please visit www.PutnamLeasing.com . J.J. Best Banc & Company. 1 - Harry Newton. 310/280-3513. Fax 310/ 1965, fax 508/945-6006. The largest national leader on Antique, Classic, Exotic, Rod and Sports Cars with rates starting at 7.99% and long terms from 5 to 12 years. Call, fax or e-mail 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 driver's seat of your dream car tomorrow. www.jjbest.com . USA- 2277. Get the "Agreed Value" coverage you need, at a price you won't believe! Visit us on-line at www. AmericanCollectorsIns.com for an instant rate quote, or call 800/360-2277. Insuring collector vehicles since 1976. Available in all states except AK, HI, SC and WY. We look forward to serving you. 800/360- COLLECTOR CAR INSURANCE American Collector Car Insurance. 922- 4050. No-hassle coverage for your collector car. Plans tailored for your needs. Extremely cost effective. Hagerty Classic Auto Insurance. 800/ 510/653-9754, www.fantasyjunction.com , e-mail sales@fantasyjunction.com . Specializing in European collectible autos and racing cars from the 1920s to the 1970s, with over 50 cars in stock. Bruce Trenery has over 25 years experience in this business, based in the East Bay area. Clients and contacts worldwide with satisfaction as the hallmark. 1145 Park Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608. Fantasy Junction. 510/653 -7555, fax 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. 858/459- 314/524- 6531 , fax 206/467-6532. Complete appraisal services for any and all vehicles of particular note. Over 1 billion dollars in worldwide experience. We will help you in your time of need: we negotiate for you. Settlements, insurance, disputes, estates, pre-purchase, donations, etc. E-mail: appraisal s@cosmopolitanmotors. com . 86  Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206/467Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars. MarkHyman, 7700, fax 203/267-7773. With over 20 years of experience specializing in exotic, classic and vintage autos, our Lease/Purchase plan is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term as well as those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination plan allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. We make leasing as simple as turning the key. www.WhyNot Lease.com. COLLECTOR CAR LEASING Premier Financial Services. 203/267 - 415/543-5112. Now in its 33rd year of international transport. Complete service, including import/export, customs clearances, DOT and EPA, air/ocean, loading and unloading of containers. Contact Martin Button, (CA) e-mail: www.info@cosdel. com; web site: www.cosdel.com . Passport Transport 800/325- CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT Cosdel International. 415/777- 619/459-3512. Specialize in the buying and selling of historic sports cars and racing cars. Large extensive poster inventory. Automotive books, videos, art library. 7456 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037. e-mail: info@grandprixclassics.com; www.grand prixclassics.com. (CA) Oldtimer Garage. 41 - 41-31-819 51 91. Gurbestrasse 3, CH-3125, 3512, fax 314/878-7295. Classic and specialty cars delivered anywhere in the USA. Special event services, including Pebble Beach, Monterey Histories, Barrett-Jackson, and Auburn. Standard-of-the-industry service since 1970. (MO) 2000, fax lines.com. (MA) 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) PC BEAR Auto Transport specializing in all types: hobby, collector vehicles, toys, neat old stuff, regular cars, parts, and winching. Life long car nut. Equipment serviced and maintained by me. Clean driving record since 1959 in all states. ICCMC, US DOT insured. I sleep in my truck while transporting. Inspection and check delivery service. Door to door delivery. PC Bear, 135 Broad St., Akron, PA 17501. 717/859-1585 Talk to me anytime. Thank you. TNT, INC. 518/236-4166, fax 518/236 800- 8657, fax 503/223-6953. Award-winning interior restoration. Leather dyeing and color matching. 431 NW 9th, Portland, OR 97209. RESTORATION/GENERAL Guy's Interior Restorations. 503/224.- 954/920-9950. 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. www.restoreautomobiles .com. VINTAGE EVENTS 561-8422. New York City to San Francisco, California, October 1, 2001. The Colorado Grand. 1,000 mile tour of western Colorado. Pre-1961 sports cars. Frank Barrett. 970/926-7810, fax 970/9261815. Cannonball Baker Classic. Contact West: Martin Swig 415/561 - 8401, fax 415/ 956-5160. 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. 9435, fax 510/524-3636. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510/525- 0257. Restoration and replacement parts, Giulietta through 164. Free catalog. www. centerlinealfacom. Centerline. 303/447-0239, fax 303/447 804/973-0555, 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, P.O. Box 9036, Charlottesville, VA 22906-9036. International Auto Parts. 800/7884267, fax 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. Black Bart's Emporium. 800/473831/338-- 4435, Alfa Ricambi. 818/956-7933, fax 818/ ALFA ROMEO Parts Creative Workshop. 954/920-3303, fax - 0078, 31-819 00 00, fax 413/436-9422. Rapid, hassle-free, coast to coast service. Insured, enclosed transport for your valuable car at affordable prices. State-of-the-art satellite transport tracking. Complete service for vintage races, auctions, relocation moves. www.intercity Intercity Lines, Inc. 800/221 -3936, fax 9703, fax 831/338-2031. Former Alfa Romeo dealer and 20 time SCCA racing champion, Al Leake, has accumulated over 30 years experience and racing knowledge to compliment his new restoration shop in Boulder Creek, CA. 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PMA Racing. e-mail Alleake@aol.com 12895 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006. (CA) 7656. Info, 410/426-7524, fax 410/ 426-8194. 5928 Belair Rd., Baltimore, MD 21206. Largest importer of Alfa, Fiat and Lancia parts on the East Coast. Decades of experience—we know these cars, and we know the right parts. VISA/MC. Orders, www.difatta.com . Re-Originals. 281/807-1945, fax 281/ 807-1946. THE US source for original upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, and original, new European taillights, headlights, grilles and door panels for most Italian cars ('47-'78). Additional distributors wanted. (TX) The DiFatta Brothers, LTD. 800/638- Repairs / Restoration 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. Rocky Santiago. 405/843-6117, fax 405/ 843-6251. 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 Automotive Restorations, Inc./Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARINRS), 203/377-6745, fax 203/386-0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www. VintageRacingServices.com , www. AutomotiveRestorations . com . Jaguar 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 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 and restoration for Italian automobiles. Allow us to do a restoration for you. 0064. 1425 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209. More than two decades of helping Alfa, Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini owners keep their cars on the road while not emptying their bank accounts. Other foreign cars serviced as well. Dan Sommers' Veloce Motors. 503/274ENGLISH 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. Peter Hageman, Vintage Automobiles. 206/954-1961, fax 425/287-0660. P.O. Box 554, Kirkland, WA 98033. Prewar European autos, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, specializing in vintage Bentleys. Automotive Restorations, Inc./Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARINRS), 203/377-6745, fax 203/386-0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.VintageRacingServices.com , www.AutomotiveRestorations . com . 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 concours, rally, slalom. Members receive bi-monthly JaguarJournal magazine. www.jcna.com . Rolls-Royce/Bentley FERRARI / MASERATI / L4MBO ETC. 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. ph/fax 845/226-9027, Hopewell Junction, NY. Specializing in the repair of all British cars. Factory trained Rolls-Royce and Jaguar technician. Located an hour and a half from the New York Metropolitan area. Pick-up and delivery arranged. Call Jeff Palmero. International Motor Car Repair, Inc. 3225, fax 503/646-4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. The World's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. Austin 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- JWF Restorations, Inc. 503/643-3225, AC - CUSA, fax 503/528-0533. P.O. Box 6197, San Jose, CA 95150. Oldest national Austin-Healey club and factory club heritage. The resource for all current and future owners. Members receive Austin-Healey Magazine, Resource Book, calendar, tech assistance, book discount. Annual dues still just $35. Visa/MC accepted. Visit our Web site: www.healey.org. Austin-Healey Club USA. 888/4AHHealey January, 2002  Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. Sales, 800/547-4455, 503/255-7560. Service and Parts, 800/944-6483, 503/257-9655. America's oldest and most dedicated Ferrari (and Lotus) dealer. New and used exotic cars. Also, huge parts department with fast, fast service. 203 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97203. 9900, fax 416/535-8152. Also Canada's largest Ferrari parts inventory. Under new ownership. Call today with your needs. Jason Popovich, Canada. (ON) 3559, fax 916/635-5824. 2347 Gold River Rd., Gold River, CA 95670. Specializing in restoration and reconstruction of exotic and vintage racing motorcars. Appraising service also available. Brian D. Moore Restorations. 916/635- Symbolic Motor Car Company. 619/ 454-1800, fax 619/454-1890. 7440 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92307. Largest dealer of exotic Ferraris, Jaguars, Alfas and other cars in the world. Always a superb array of important cars on display. Interesting trades always considered. By appointment only, please. www.symbolicmotors.com. I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis. 310/2747440, fax 310/274-9809, simonrandy@ aol.com. If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please, call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. Randy Simon. (CA) Gentry Lane Lamborghini. 416/535- ItalParts. Fax +31 172 240536. Specializing in Italian car parts and pre-war car parts. 25 years experience in finding all kinds of parts. Lots of spare parts in stock. Look on my Internet site: www.italparts.com . If you don't find the part there, send us an e-mail: info@italparts.com. Buy Italian engines/parts/cars of pre-war period and '50s and early '60s. 2690, fax 949/650-2730. 922 Sunset Dr. Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Specializing in sales of Fenari and other exotics. Consignments, brokerage services, references available. Extensive computer database. Whether buying or selling, call. Garry Roberts & Company. 949/650- GT Motors. 818/546-2971, fax 818/5462812. 741 W. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91204. Sales, service and concours-winning restorations of Ferrari. Always a wide range of quality cars in stock for sale. Friendly, top notch service at reasonable rates. Always in the market to purchase interesting Ferraris in any condition. Michael Sheehan. 949/646-6086, fax 949/646-6978. Always looking for cars to buy, from rare one-offs to serial production ordinaries. 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 database to help you find a car, or verify the history of one you are looking at. (CA) Thomas Shauglmessey Consulting. 949/ 366-6211, fax 949/366-6827. Professional buyer of Ferraris, primarily '50s, '60s and '70s. Also have extensive Lambo and Maser experience. Additionally deal in Ferrari engines. Plus—have more than 350 Ferrari wheels in stock. Call today for straight talk and honest advice. San Clemente, CA. Automotive Restorations, InciVintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARVVRS), 203/3776745, fax 203/386-0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation.www.VintageRacing Services.com, www.AutomotiveResto rations.com. GERMAN Sports Leicht Restoration, Inc. Call Alex Dearborn in Topsfield, MA. 978/887-6644, fax 978/887-3889. A vintage Mercedes full service company, specializing in the 190SL. Large database of older MBs for sale. Free listing for your car. Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz Club of America. 800/ 637-2360. MBCA, 1907 Lelaray St., Colorado Springs, CO 80909. World's largest Mercedes-Benz club, 33,000 members, all models, 1886-onward; excellent 120-page color magazine, The Star, with how-to tech articles, history, new models, racing, hundreds of cars for sale, ads free to members, much more. New car raffle, tech assistance, national events, more; dues $35/yr. vvww.mbca.org. 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. 1500. 280SLs exclusively. 20 plus 280 SLs in stock for sale in any price range from above average drivers to show quality. Not a broker, we own all our inventory and are aggressively looking to buy top quality 280SLs. Technical and restoration advice always just a phone call away. Locations in New Jersey and Arizona. www.tonylabella. aim Tony LaBella Classic Cars. 856/424Gull Wing Group International. Gary Porsche 356 used parts, 717/865-6661, fax 717/865-7172. Mechanical and body parts, we ship worldwide. 12 Park Drive, Grantville, PA 17028. E-mail; autopart@ sunlink.net. 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. • AMERIC4N Shelby Display Ad Index Amici della 1000 Miglia  Apple Hydraulics  Barrett-Jackson  Birkin America  B onhams  British Car Magazine  Car Logistics  Carcoon  Brian D. Moore  Charles S. 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• Ill • • • IN III NI • • • • • • •• • • • • • • 1. • • • • • • in Sports Car Market Classified Order Form 21, r  pm NM  fruk  • Advertise your classic car in Sports Car Market magazine for as little as $15 per month. Just follow the five easy steps below. Deadline for entry is the 1st of the previous month (ie., July 1st for the August issue.) STEP 1: CHOOSE YO R DEAL Ii I would like to place a text classified advertisement for $15/mo • I would like to place a 1 3/4" wide full-color Showcase Gallery advertisement for $44/mo CI I would like to place a 21/2" wide full-color Super Showcase advertisement for $88/mo STEP 2: WRITE YOUR AD Please write your 25 word ad clearly in the boxes, exactly as you wish it to read, one word per box. Each word over will be an extra $1. (Use an extra sheet if necessary) Type of ad:  Please place my ad in this section: 0 Alfa Romeo 0 American O English  O Ferrari  U Etceterini 0 German  •  OS •  0 Race Cars O I've enclosed a check/PO for $  Li Please debit my U Mastercard 0 Visa with $  Card number  Expiration date  Signature  STEP First name Address  City  Daytime phone  I  • • • •  4114  State  e-mail  1111111ft  a  NO EXTRA CHARGE!  INTERNET BONUS  FOR DISPLAY  ADVERTISING  Double your exposure! You reach the car  collecting world when you place your ad.  All Sports Car Market Magazine classified  and Showcase Gallery ads are posted on  the Internet at sportscarmarket.com . Call  503/261-0555 for information.  For information on increasing your busi-  ness by advertising in Sports Car  Market Magazine, call Brian Grimmer for  availability and rates, at 503/261-7127,  fax 503/252-5854 or e-mail: artdir©  sportscarmarket.com .  III MAIL YOUR AD TO: Sports Car Market classifieds. PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292 FAX YOUR AD TO: 503/252-5854 SMALL PRINT: Payment must be submitted with entry. • You must provide your full name, address and phone number. • All photographs will remain the property of SCM and will be reproduced as necessary, unless SASE is enclosed for return. • Advertisements received will be placed in the next issue subject to availability (not necessarily the following publication). • Deadline for entry is the 1st of the previous month (i.e., December 1st for the January issue.) • No responsibility can be accepted by SCM or its printer for any inaccuracy in the advertisement, or for any transaction arising between readers from advertisements published. SEND US YOUR AD ELECTRONICALLY! Send us your classified, or color showcase gallery car ad via e-mail to artdir© sportscarmarket.com . Include the above information and please scan your pictures, 5" width at 300 dpi, saved in JPG format for best print quality. Send me a copy of the issue with my ad. ($6) 0 Cars for sale 0 Parts for sale 0 Car wanted 0 Parts wanted 0 Automobilia • II I • A made payable to Sports Car Market Date  Last name Zip 


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710 ■No( The Twenty Year PICTURE Muscle Beach 1964 Pontiac GTO Convertible, 1964-65 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS Convertible, 1962-65 Ford Galaxie 500XL Convertible $28,000 $24,000 $20.000 $16.000 $12.000 $8,000 $4.000 19,  1983  1984  1985  1986  1987  198K  1989  1990  1991  1992  1903  1994  1995 1998  1999  2000  2001 $28.000 $24,000 $20.000 $16,000 $12,000 $8.000 $4.000 GTO Chevelle SS 500 XL El 1964 Pontiac GTO Convertible • Additional data compiled from SCM archives.)  1964-65 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS Convertible • 1962-65 Ford Galaxie 500XL Convertible (Prices for cars in excellent condition.  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* USAPPRAISAL MONTHLY MYSTERY PHOTO Response Deadline February 1, 2002 TIRS Sea 74 seeutemia Euege Egjoymote . • ri.doge Raetiq %WOW Q•i * f ( torh't — What Sets VRS Apart — ;woe, • Our Extraordinary Range of Services The Incredible Quality of Our Workmanship The Elegant Trackside Amenities We Provide from pre-event preparation and transportation to trackside support and elegant catering, we can handle it all. Vintage Racing Services offers all the support and the services you need to be competitive, and to relax trackside with your guests In complete enjoyment. Our photo, your caption. Be the author of the most accurate, most creative or most provocative response and receive a genuine, highly desirable, sure-to-be-collectible-someday 1/18 scale collector car model courtesy of USAppraisal. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503/252-5854. e-mail: copyedgsportscarmarket.com ; snailmail: Mystery, P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. January, 2002 Call for more information or a brochure, or visit our website at www.vintageracingsenrices.com FOR SALES, CALL PAUL LANE AT (203) 913-7480 fax (203) 386-0486 e-mail to TONYDAX@AOLCOM We have a huge inventory of cars for sale. Cal/ or fax for a complete list 1968 Mini Cooper $17,500 1964 Lotus Cortina $19,500 Featured In Our Sales Department • 1970 Camaro Trans Am $65,000 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614 tel: 203 377-6745 • fax: 203 386-0486 info vintageracingservices corn 1958 Lotus Elite $35,000 89


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eWatch N year ago, we predicted that a 2002 Ford Thunderbird would offer a sure-fire 15% return over its $35,000 MSRP—provided you sold it within the first few weeks of release. We weren't even close. Mitch Silver got $68k for one in August. ew cars that are proclaimed to be instant collectibles often have a brief moment of value glory before they slide into the morass of being "just a car." A But nothing lasts forever. A new T-Bird sold recently on eBay Motors for $46,000, still a healthy 30% ROI on its $35,000 MSRP. Greedy owners looking for opening bids of $60,000 and more have been summarily ignored by eBay Motors bidders. Land-based dealers seem to be asking around $50,000 for these retro-mobiles. Someone with lofty expectations has a garage full of microcars after they failed to sell on eBay Motors. Anon-running 1957 Heinkel 154 Kabina received 14 bids, pushing it to $5,600. Several other diminutive motorized skateboards, including a 1952 Kleinschnittger and a 1956 Messerschmitt KR200, were offered by the same seller. My advice if you've got a new Bird in the basement? Take whatever profit you can and get out now. As more and more become available, the price will sink like Jac Nasser's career. ber of bids: 22. SOLD AT: $4,975. Date sold: 10/26/2001. This sign features striking, exaggerated graphics that were common to Euro- by Carl Bomstead you the price of your subscription. Three fakey-doo Packard thermometers were offered on eBay and there were no bids on any of them. One was even stated to be "pre-1930s" and had a "Buy It Now" price of $450. It was claimed to be very rare. The seller also claimed to have several more available. HOOD ORNAMENT. First bid: $75. Number of bids: 7. SOLD AT: $175. Date sold: 11/ 04/2001. This is clearly a modem repro. The seller referred to a respected mascot book to establish the provenance of his "vintage" ornament. Unfortunately, the piece offered here is not even close to the one referenced in the book. These repop orna- Unfortunately we found one item where the seller did find a pigeon. eBayMotors #597284023 — Microcars had their own class at Pebble a few years ago and they can achieve relatively high prices—a 1956 Messerschmitt in fair shape sold at the 2001 Barrett-Jackson sale for $17,280. And the beauty of collecting them is that a dozen or more will fit in a one-car garage. But the microcar bubble, created four years ago when Christie's had an all-microcar sale featuring the collection of SCMsubscriber Bruce Weiner, burst a few years ago. Just like with big cars, a microcar with needs is nearly an unsellable piece. eBay #1020171836-1931-32 JUNEAU, ALASKA LICENSE PLATE. First bid: $25. Number of bids: 21. SOLD AT: $4,500. Date sold: 10/24/2001. Unusual registration plates have been bringing bizarre money in England for MOBIL OIL pean signage in the '20s and '30s. This is the second time this sign was listed, as it did not meet its reserve the first time—even with a high bid of $5,500. The seller rolled the dice and lost, and it cost him $525 the second time around. eBay #1657441225---2001 HOT WHEELS MINI COOPER First bid: $0.01. Number of bids: 1. SOLD AT: $0.01. Date sold: 11/05/2001. Who says you can't get anything for a penny? At least this bargain is going to the right guy. The buyer is an SCM sub- ments are a $15 fantasy item that are kind of cute until some clown puts one on a radiator cap and states it is a "wonderful old piece of automobilia." A '30s Mercedes-Benz dealership sign, offered on eBay, failed to sell as 13 bids pushed it to only $876.66. Other examples have sold consistently for more than $1,000. There were nine bids on a one-of-sevenbuilt Bugatti-style pedal car; however, the final $2,500 was not even close. When new, it had a price tag of $15,000. This one had a "Buy it Now" tag of $11,900. So, is it worth $2,500 or twelve large? Stay tuned to find out, as we're sure to see this piece up for sale again. Reproductions continue to be the curse of the automobilia world. If we can keep you from buying some "vintage" piece whose paint has yet to cure, at least we've saved 90  many years and the trend is heading our way. eBay #1022901111—FLYING A "OUR CREED" PORCELAIN SIGN. First bid: $150. Number of bids: 22. SOLD AT: $850. Date sold: 10/30/2001. There are two versions of this sign, with this one more common. The other has the image of the service station attendant rather than the Flying A logo. Smaller signs can still bring serious money, as illustrated by this sale; however, it was not out of line with the market as an- FRIENDLINESS CLEANLINESS HONEST VALUES SUSTAINED QUALITY & SERVICE other example sold at auction last year for $800. eBay #1019485419 - 1920s SHELL PORCELAIN SIGN. First bid: $20. Num- scriber and this piece will join his restored '65 Mini Cooper. He can play with his new acquisition as he patiently awaits delivery of his 2002 Cooper in March. eBay #1028705091-1914 TACOMA AUTO RACE FELT PENNANT. First bid: $75. Number of bids: 3. SOLD AT: $255. Date sold: 11/11/ 2001. Before 1920, Tacoma was a major stop on the national auto racing circuit. The track there was highly banked and made of 2 x 4s turned on edge, which made for some hairy action. A doctor in Tacoma has amassed an amazing collection of memorabilia sur- rounding the brief history of the track, including about a dozen colorful pennants, so this one is going to a good home.• Sports Car Market


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AUTOMOBILES 1947 Alfa Romeo 6C2500, Freccia d'Oro Sport  1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto Spyder, white/red  1967 Alfa Romeo GT Veloce, red/black, driver  1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia GT Veloce, red/black  1969 Alfa Romeo GTV, rusty driver  1974 Alfa Romeo GTV, beige driver  1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 Berline, Webers  1977 Alfa Romeo Alfetta Sedan - not rusty, driver  1977 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT - Del Orto's, ugly  1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT - Silver/gray, excellent condition  1981 Alfa Romeo Spyder Veloce, brown  1986 Alfa Romeo Milano, silver/AT  1959 Austin-Healey "Bugeye" Sprite, fully restored, red  1960 Austin-Healey "Bugeye" Sprite, fully restored  1964 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II, Driver  1969 Austin-Healey "Bugeye" Sprite/Midget, project  1963 Bentley S-111, RHD, a fine example  1927 Bugani Type 35B, by Pur Sang of Argentina  1937 Bugatti Type 57c, Atalante Decouvrable  1963 Cadillac convertible, project  1947 Cadillac convertible, black, restored  1931 Delage D-8 S, Drophead, Lague  1939 Delage D6 Drophead 3.0, Figoni & Falaschi  1936 Delahaye 135 Labourdette 3-position drophead  1951 Delahaye 135 Competition, original proper racecar  1954 Delahaye 235 Chapron, former Pebble Beach entrant  1999 Dodge Viper RT/10, hand-painted by Lassen  2000 Dodge Viper RT/10, red, only 300 miles  1981 Ferrari 4001, black/black, 5-speed, leather  1905 Ferrari 456 GT, 11,000 miles  1950 Jaguar Mark V, DHC, 3.4-liter  1959 Jaguar Mark I, recent partial restoration  $85,000 1961 Jaguar Mark 11, custom cabriolet project  $15,750 1964 Jaguar E-Type Roadster, white/red, 3.8 Moss Box  $11,000 1970 Jaguar E-Type 2+2, AT, restored  1969 Alla Romeo GTV, fully restored to club concours condition  $17,500 1965 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport Zagato, Series V  1969 Alfa Romeo G'fV, driver  $2,500 1972 Lancia Fulvia Zagato, 1600cc  $5,500 1962 Land Rover LHD 88, driver  $4,750 1964 Land Rover RHD 88, restored  $2,250 1971 Land Rover LHD 88, Celeste, nice driver  $995 1974 Land Rover 109, rugged  $4,500 1993 Land Rover Defender, loved and driven  $4,250 1955 Lincoln Capri 2-door hardtop, pastel pink, nice, original  $1,850 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 d, Ivory/red, restored  $17,500 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SEb, nice driver  $17,500 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL, green/tan, 2 tops  $6,850 1973 Mercedes-Benz roadster, 1-off  $2,350 1078 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II, Burgundy/Biscuit  $57,500 1978 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II, Magnolia, excellent driver  $235,000 1937 Talbot Lago T-26 Record, Concours drophead  $375,000 1974 Toyota Land Cruiser,green/black, two owners  $115,000 1964 Triumph TR4, amatuer frame-off restoration  $185,000 1073 Volvo 180088 Sportwagon, very nice  $125,000 $3,500 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL, new motor and transmission  $27,500 1959 Moretti Tour du Monde Coupe, Ivory/burgundy, restored  $175,000 1976 Oldsmobile Regency 98, one owner, like new  $650,000 1989 Range Rover County, red/tan  WATERCRAFI' $175,000 1938 Jensen Motorboat 38' Classic Cruiser  $78,000 "Meteor." Famous one-off Buck Rogers-style by Jensen. Restored. $29,500 1947 Harco 40' Mahogany Pleasure Yacht  $9,500 1993 Jaguar XJ220, only 280 made, 200mph+, 000 miles  $5,500 1965 Lancia Flaminia Pininfarina Coupe  $37,000 $9,500 1955 Chriscraft 29', beautiful Mahogany speedboat  $22,500 1958 Richardson 41  $27,500 $16,500 REAL ESTATE WANTED $295,000 Looking for a home, condo, commercial building or even raw land. Want to $75,000 purchase by way of partial trade and cash. Price range $200,000 to $3,000,000. $6,000 Trades can include classic or exotic automobiles, motor yachts, famous master $17,500 artwork, or antique furniture. I would like to trade the downpayment (mini$12,500 mum 20%) and pay conventionally the balance, or if desired by seller, pay seller, $15,995 on contract. This method can help sell real estate inventory that has been sitting $13,750 for an extended period. This could also help sellers who have large capital gains $6,500 concerns.  With a large downpayment in "trade" their taxable gain could $31,500 diminish significantly. Even if the seller doesn't want an exotic car or an $17,500 expensive piece of furniture, these items can certainly be sold via consignment $35,000 or outright sale. Normal commission protocol gladly honored. $13,500 VINTAGE WINES $21,500 Expensive, extensive, eclectic collection of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Californian, $20,000 Washingtonian, Oregonian, and Italian collector wines.  Old vintages to $6,995 recent releases. Inquire. $15,000 $3,750 Cosmopolitan Imports is proud to announce its sponsorship ofan exhibition ofmany $10,995 works by the famous 19th century sculptor Auguste Rodin including among others $18,500 the Kiss, External Springtime, Eve, the Age of Bronze and the Thinker. This display $16,500 will be ongoing from the present until January 2002. Those interested in this $235,000 exhibition can contact us directly at Cosmopolitan Motors LLC to receive details. $12,500 AUGUSTE RODIN (1840-1917) PUR SANG DE ARGENTINA $115,000 Twin 440s. Cruises at 27 kts, Art Deco head turner. Expensive when new. Blindingly fast as experienced by Phil Hill. 'Fype 52 children's electric cars, $110,000 Testarossa electric cars. Bugatti vices and spare parts. Expertly crafted and finished by our brothers down south in the land of silver and metal crafting $120,000 masters. Cosmopolitan Motors LLC is proud to be the Exclusive Importer for Pur Sang in North America. $11,500 The world's best Bugatti replicas, hand made in Argentina, Type 35B with $8,900 supercharger. Virtually all parts are interchangeable with original. Twin Hercules 6-cylinder, small galley and head. Fascinating history. Formerly of the Miller Brewing family, hence its name "High Life" $42,500 $48,000 • We appraise collector cars world-widefor insurance or settlements. • We are experts in shipping. • ALWAYS BUYING (206) 467-6531 • Fax (206) 467-6532 2030 8th Avenue • Seattle, Washington 98121 www.cosmopolitanmotors.com


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Diamond Luster Wax gOTOO/ ecit Bezel Tool Sooner or later you'll need to remove one of the Lucas toggle switches or gauges from the dashboard of your Jaguar. This reproduction tool grips the slots on the instrument or switch bezel, and allows loosening or tightening by hand for removal or replacement. Both large and small gauges are accommo- dated. Fits XI( 120, 140 and 150, and Mark VII, VIII and IX sedans. Price: $29.95. XKs Unlimited, 800/444 www.xks.com. Twin/Quad-Cam Lock It's no fun when your camshafts shift position while you're changing a timing belt. This device from Baum Tools locks the cams in place on overhead-cam engines. Made of aluminum with plastic knobs, it fits twin-cam or quad-cam en- gines with cams six inches or less apart. Price: $149. Baum Tools, 800/848-6657. 183AnKbaumtslo1s-com RaggTopp Cleaner and Protectant Acid rain, mildew and dirt are mortal enemies of convertible tops. To maximize canvas top life, first use RaggTopp cleaner. (Price: $8.95.) Then, when the top is dry, apply silicone-free RaggTopp Protectant. (Price: $15.95.) Both are endorsed by Haartz, maker of the convertible top fabric used on high-end luxury and exotic cars. RaggTopp, 770/395 - 0020. www.wolfsteins.com. AC Hydraulic Jacks Most cheap hydraulic jacks can't be lowered enough to fit under deep front spoilers. AC Hydraulic A/S, which has been owned and managed by three generations of the Christensen family in Denmark, offers the model DK13HLQ floor jack, with a minimum height of just 3.1 inches. It is rated at 2,800 pounds. Weight: 64.6 pounds. Price: $379-$399. AC Hydraulic, 443/742 - 0748. www.shopquip.com . 92  - 5247, Combine Teflon and camauba wax, and the result is Diamond Luster wax. This slick, low-friction, antistick product is good for cars, boats and aircraft. The manufacturer claims Diamond Luster wax heightens the depth of colors. Price: $16.95 for one pint. Diamond Luster, 800/618 luster.com. - 9242. www.diamond Stewart Warner Gauges Stewart Warner gauges have been made since 1905. Their Wings series of instruments have retro styling reminiscent of the 1940s and '50s, coupled with the reliability of modem components. Both mechanical and electrical operation are available. Left to right: oil pressure, water temp, speedometer, voltage and fuel. (Background panel not included.) Available in black on white or the reverse. Silver or cream-colored dials, stainless steel or goldplated bezels. Price of five electrical gauges and sending units: $525. Stewart Warner, 800/676-1837. AAA. ' •III • III Tail Lenses Are the original lenses of your '66 Chevelle taillights cracked or cloudy and you can't find replacements in the junkyard any more? Reproductions are available and inexpensive. Red lenses are $19.95, reflectors $9.95 and back-up lens $12.95 each. Original Parts Group, 800/243-8355. Minnetonka Driving Shoes Grip the clutch, brake and accelerator pedals with Minnetonka driving moccasins. The supple moosehide leather conforms to the shape of your foot while traction blocks on the sole give you control over the pedals and protect the soles from wear. Available in chocolate or natural color. Price: $59 per pair. International Auto Sport, 800/726 www.autosportcatalog.com . RaceDeck Flooring Create your own floor to exhibit your vehicle or to install over your pit area. Individual 12 x 12-inch RaceDeck squares snap together to make a clean floor of any size. Choose from the Diamond Tile metal-like surface shown, the Show Deck in high-gloss polyurethane black or white, or the Free Flow self-draining surface in one of six matte colors. Not affected by chemicals, oil, grease or brake fluid. Price: $2.50 per foot for Free Flow, $3.75 per foot for Diamond Tile, $4.50 per foot for Show Deck. RaceDeck, 800/ 457 - 0174. www.racedeck com. Do you have a favorite classic car product? Let others know by sending the information to copyed@sportscarmarket.com . Sports Car Market - 1199.


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oum super ancovtruaSe Ca AP%  01 dt's1 A- 1959 BMW 507 Series II Roadster. Red with black. Superb condition.  1984 Ferrari 512 BBi. Rosso Corsa/Crema. S/N 49261. Less than Correct numbers. "507's R Us" Charles S. Crail Automobiles. 805/568-1934 or fax  2,800 miles. Like new and all original. Unused tools, jack and spore. An 805/568-1533, e-mail:crailauto@aol.com (507 Hardtop for Series I or II Avail- able) (CA) (Ian) exceptional Boxer. S108,000, 516-256-5670. (CT) (Ian) 1972 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce. Fantastic vintage racer. Very quick, very reliable, needs nothing. Has fresh paint, roll cage, fuel cell. SVRA log book. $9,500, www.sportscarworkshops.com, 804-421-0295. (VA) (Ian) 1991 Great Dane. 6-car enclosed car carrier. 48 feet, hydraulic litigate  and interior upper decks. Full-length belly boxes. $45,000. Call Exotic Car  Transport, 800-766-8797. (FL) (Ian)  1967 Giulia Super. 12 years in storage, completely restored. No rust. Green. Performance 2.0 engine. 2.0 suspension, Cromodora rims. Excellent condition. S12,000, Bruno, 805-241-0250. (CA) (Ian) 1938 Borsch 853A Sport Cabriolet. Special ordered. Exceptional  original condition. Superb running car. Same California owner for last forty years.  Charles S. Crail Automobiles. 805/568-1934 or fax 805/568-1533, e-  mail:crailauto@aol.com (507 Hardtop for Series I or II Available) (CA) (Jan)  1984, Trike Corvair, completely rebuilt, 140+ hp w/ 4 Weber carbs., new  AT, brakes, tires, AM/FM, CB, runs and looks great, tri-flake paint, lots of chrome,  multiple trophy winner, health forces sale, $15,000 Firm, rjb786@webtv.net  (541) 957 -9461. (OR) (Jan)  1963 Buick Electra with Wild Cot 445 engine. 74,000 original rustfree miles. Recent front -end damage requires new bumper, grille and extensive fender body work. Otherwise, very clean with new radiator and tires. Runs very well. Complete and original. S750, 707 - 964 - 3838. (CA) (Jon) 1976 Triumph TR6. 9,900 original miles. Red/black. Walnut dash, 4-  speed manual, VTR Gold Certificate Recipient '94. $15,000 firm. 888-533-  7223. (Ian) 1989 Mercedes 560SL. 10,900 original miles. Red with Palomino leather interior. Beautiful! $38,500. 888-533-7223. (Ian) Cars sell in the Sports Can Market Showcase Gallery. Have a full-color photo of your car and a 25-word description in SCM for as little as $44/mo. Also, receive an Internet bonus: all Showcase Gallery ads are placed on SCM On-Line at no extra charge! See the Classified Order Form on page 71 about placing your ad. One of three cars built for Ford Motor Co. to be campaigned in  the 1971 season. Driven by Chris Craft, many first-place  finishes. Remains with its original tub, but has been completely  restored. Call Jim at 925 -838- 5586. (CA) (Jan)  1959  Alfa  Romeo  Giulietta  Sprint  Matching numbers, original, never rusted, prepared to VSCCA  standards, current logbook, ready to go. $35,000. Skip, 203 -  263-2199 or skip@CTHRreports.com . (CT) (Jan)  Veloce.  1971 Camaro RS/SS 396. 1 of 1,533. Factory A/C,  auto, #s match, approx. 16k miles on 8-year-old resto. Rare  sunflower yellow exterior with green interior. 518,900, 812 -  838- 0248,3. P. Gerton. (IN) (Jan)  1977 MGB Roadster. BRG/tan, rust free. New top, tonneau, boot cover. Twin SD carbs, oil cooler and many upgrades. Books and records. Excellent overall condition. $5,800, Bill Pope. 770- 751 - 6735. (GA) (Ian) Shelby American Competition 427  Cobra.  4000 series, S/N CSX 4027. Guardsman Blue/white, fully sorted,  race/show-ready, everything aspen 1965, includes spares.  $112,500. Contact Steve, 201-213-2681. (Ni) (Jan)  Early  Jaguar, A Biography, by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu. First  1989 BMW M3. 200hp, 4-cylinder, 5-speed, 110k miles,  American edition, 1961. $100 OBO. Bill, (503) 232-0842. (OR) (Jan)  documentation since new. Well maintained, clean and tight.  Tan leather. No disappointments. 206-367-3406, $13,000.  (WA) (Jan) 1971 Triumph TR6. red/black, recent frame-off route, overdrive, excellent condition, $8,500. Contact Scott, 410280-9742 or englishcarguy@aol.com . (MD) (Jan)


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