DON'T BUY THAT RUSTY 356
The Guide to Collecting Classic, Antique, Sports, Hot Rod 8r., Muscle Cars
USA S5.95 CANADA S8 95
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• Rod Stewart's Miura SV - A Bargain At S122k
• The Beginning of the End - 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
• Too Perfect To Drive - $36,300 For Giulietta Sprint Veloce
• 1966 Ford GT40 Mk I - Change The Color, Earn $100k
• $38,500 For A Ride Down Memory Lane In A 21-Window VW Bus
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1961 FERRARI 250 GT/COMP 61 SWB BERLINETTA SEFAC HOT ROD
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1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA N.A.R.T COMPETITION RACE CAR
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1958 PORSCHE 356 GTS/GT
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1963 AC COBRA ROADSTER
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1920 KISSEL MODEL 45 SPEEDSTER
1914 STUTZ SIX CYLINDER BEARCA1
1939 JAGUAR XK120 SE ROADSTER
1975 KENYON/EDMONDS USAC
MIDGET OVAL TRACK RACE CAR
1997 FERRARI F 355 SPYDER
1959 DEVIN SS SPORTS RACING CAR
1965 PLYMOUTH SPORT FURY PACE
1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL
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1927 BUGGATTI TYPE 38 TOURER
IN G.7 350 MI
Ex-Reggie Jackson Shelby
GT350 brings $54k at the
Kruse Dallas sale.
January 2003 / Vol. 15, #1
Keith Martin, Editor and Publisher
ON-SITE MARKET REPORTS
28 RM Classic Cars
St Charles, IL
51 McCormick Auctions
Palm Springs, CA
18 1981 Ferrari 308 GTBi
Does "i" stand for iffy?
24 1966 Ford GT40 Mk I
I've always looked better in blue.
56 1958 Alfa 750
Giulietta Sprint Veloce
All it needs is a rock chip.
58 1972 Lambo Miura SV
Half price in Europe.
60 1965 VW 21-Window
A hippie wagon no more.
64 1970 Chevrolet
Camaro Z/28 RS
Fat, sassy and $28,000.
6 Shifting Gears
8 The Inside Line
14 Ask the X-perts
Running From a Pig
by SCM Analysts
16 Bike Buys
1993 Moto Guzzi
by Bengt Halvorson and
20 Sheehan Speaks
A $2,000 Hose Job
by Michael Sheehan
25 English Patient
Morgan vs. Triumph
by Gary Anderson
61 Porsche Gesprach
Forget the Deposit
by Jim Schrager
66 Affordable Classics
1968-69 Dodge Dart
by Dave Kinney
'49 Porsche Brochure
by Carl Bomstead
$1,000 Alfa Beer Can
by Carl Bomstead
10 You Write, We Read
11 Auction Calendar
55 Fresh Meat
59 Display Advertisers
65 Vintage Rally Calendar
68 Mystery Photo
70 Mystery Photo Answers
70 Twenty Year Picture
71 Comments With Your
75 Neat Stuff
75 Glovebox Notes
57 Alfa Romeo
65 Vintage Race Cars
72 Resource Directory
74 Showcase Gallery
51 - 1954 Jaguar XK 120
Coupe - High-zoot resto
pulls a strong $45k from an
SCM'er at McCormick.
36 - 1960 Porsche 356B
Coupe - $8k less than
the last time we saw it sell.
29 - 1909 Kissel Kar 0-60
Runabout - The experts
say cheap at $80k.
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Shifting Gears / Keith Martin
ifteen years ago, in 1989, the first issue of Sports Car Market
magazine rolled off the presses. Or more accurately, the eight pages
of the Alfa Romeo Market Letter, as it was then called, spewed out
ofa mimeograph machine. At the time, we thought we were launching
a business. But we were really just starting another road trip, with the final
destination still to be determined.
My fascination with sports cars started early. At the
age of five, I clearly remember sitting in the back seat of
my grandparents' cherished bumblebee yellow and black
1956 Mercury Montclair, looking out the window onto a
rain-swept Bayshore Freeway.
Suddenly a small white car, probably a TR3, came up
beside us. Its top was down, and the driver drenched. I'll
never forget the wide smile he had on his face. I watched
him pull his cap down a little tighter, and accelerate away.
I didn't know what a Triumph or even a sports car
was. I just knew that the driver looked like he was
having a hell of a good time, and I wanted a car like his
when I grew up.
And more or less, the day I turned 16, I got one. On
December 22, 1966, I got my driver's license and bought my first car. I
went directly from the DMV office near San Francisco's Golden Gate
Park to a friend's house on 18th Avenue and Irving, where I purchased his
already-decrepit 1960 Bugeye Sprite for $30. I couldn't afford the additional
$10 for the factory hard top; I still regret not getting it.
Soon, the Bugeye gave way to an MGA. When filling the crankcase
with 90-weight gear oil no longer muffled the clattering connecting rods, I
rebuilt the engine. Good friend Jay Minkler and I set out to drive to the
1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, a long trip for two
teenagers in a ten-year-old MG.
A rod exploding through the side of the block outside Twin Falls,
Idaho, changed our plans. I heard the thump underhood ("What was that?"),
then we coasted silently to the side of the road. We gazed in amazement at
a 5-inch hole in the block, underneath the SU carburetors. Sticking out was
a piece of connecting rod. It didn't seem like a can of STP and a strip of
duct tape would get us back on the road.
We found a used engine in Salt Lake City and had it trucked to Twin
Falls. The installed cost was $450. I had paid $250 for the whole car.
The rear main-seal on the used engine was bad, causing us to lose a
quart of oil every 50 miles. Then the
water pump died, sending the fan
through the radiator, just outside
Roosevelt, Utah. When the generator
pulley disintegrated as we passed
through Kremmling, Colorado, our
itinerary changed once again.
While we didn't make it to Chicago,
we were never discouraged.We
were young, in a convertible English
sports car, and far from home. We were
participating in the ultimate fantasy
of sports car fanatics, a Road Trip.
The MG eventually got us back
to S.F. A few weeks later I sold it
and moved up to a 1963 Alfa Romeo
corners of the globe to bring you incisive, first-hand reports on cars that
cross the block.
Our marque experts, including Jim Schrager (Porsche), Gary Anderson
(English cars) and Mike Sheehan (Ferraris) share, in their monthly
columns, their near-encyclopedic knowledge with SCM readers.
With my wife and partner in SCM, Cindy Banzer, I'd like
to thank each and every one of SCM's readers for your continued
subscriptions, and for your pointed and thoughtful
comments on how we can make SCM more relevant.
We look forward to another 15 years of this publishing
• road trip, bringing you straight talk about the market, the
~~condition of the cars we examine, and our thoughts on the
Shuffling the Collection
It's time to have something new in the garage, which
means that something old has to go. Consequently, our
1963 Healey BJ7 is now available. It's an honest car, and completely
sorted. We've priced it at $26,500/offer; there's an advert in this month's
And we're thinking that it's time to have another V12 Ferrari, which
means our beloved 1984 Mondial Cabriolet, a solid, no-stories, originalpaint,
53,000-mile car, has to move on.
We'd like to fill its slot with a 365 GTC/4. Steve Serio, Mike Sheehan
and Jean Sage agree that the C/4 would be an ideal family car, providing
prodigious performance along with a backseat for our daughter, Alexandra.
We're asking $28,000/offer for the Mondial, and are open to trades up/
down/sideways, with the Healey possibly part of the mix. If you have any
interest in the above, or a very nice C/4 to sell, contact me at
firstname.lastname@example.org , 503/261-0333. (OR)
On the Cover
"Yankee Clippers" is the title English artist Barry Rowe has given this
painting of two Cobra Daytona coupes. They are shown competing in the
1965 Nurburgring 1000, with #54, CSX 2601, driven by Bob Bondurant and
Jo Schlesser, finishing seventh overall. Number 55, CSX 2602, driven by Jack
Sears and Frank Gardner, finished tenth.
Rowe grew up in Coventry, England,
home of Jaguar. He studied graphic design
and became an advertising art director
and then an artist. In 1994 his
portrait of race driver Juan Manuel
Fangio won the coveted Sotheby's Art
Award. In the years that followed he
has been invited to show his work in
prestigious shows all over the world,
winning numerous awards and securing
many private commissions.
Always rely on the ki ndness of strangers.
Giulia Spider Normale. And perhaps that's where the road trip that led
to Sports Car Market really began.
The Alfa Romeo Market Letter eventually grew into Sports Car Market
magazine. Through the continued support of loyal subscribers like you,
we have been able to expand the magazine, adding features that we hope
are both entertaining and useful in your collecting.
We believe our crew of auction analysts, led by David Brownell, David
Kinney and Richard Hudson-Evans, to be unmatched in the industry. Each
month, the team of SCM reporters, more than a dozen, fans out to all
Rowe is one ofSCM's favorite artists,
and his work has appeared on
our covers numerous times. He lives
in Devon, England, but often appears
at the American Cavallino and Monterey events. He was a featured speaker
on the SCM Goodwood Revival Tour last September, and his painting of
a 250 GTO was the pictorial symbol of the tour.
While the original of "Yankee Clippers" has been sold, prints from an
edition of 250, sized 25 by 17 inches and signed by Bob Bondurant, are
available through Steve Austin's Automobilia. Regularly priced at $150,
mentioning that you are an SCM subscriber will fetch you one for just
$130, with shipping included free. 800/452-8434 or 503/266-4079 (OR),
www.steveaustinsautomobilia.com . •
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prices they make. We'll also continue to marvel, along with
you, about the passion these old cars elicit, the dreams they
inspire, and the fantasies they fulfill.
Incorporating Brooks Auctioneers
Museum of Transportation
A le of Collectors' MotorCars,
orcycles and Automobitia
ries Now Invited
_...airagg Bonham s
Bonham's second Boston area sale will be held in
May 2003 in the elegant 19th century carriage house._
which for over 100 years has been home to the Larz„and
Isabel Anderson collection of pioneer motorcars.
Some of the finest classic and collector automobiles and
motorcycles available will be offered from this lovely -
suburban Boston location along with a selection of
For mofe information about consigning a,vehicle,
please contact Mark Osborne at Bonhams
San Francisco office on Tel: 415/391-4000
Fax: 415/391-4040 or email: email@example.com
or contact one of the folloviiing - representatives:
Jonathan A. Stein (Automobiles) Tel: 610/779-9710
' Fax: 610/779-3705 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike FitzSimons (Motorcycles) Tel: 203/622-6093
or e-mail: email@example.com
500 Sutter Street
(415) 391 4000
(415) 391 4040 fax
10 Rue Blavignac
1227 Ca rouge-Geneva
+41 (0) 22 300 3160
+41 (0) 22 300 3035 fax
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+44 (0) 20 7393 3905 fax
Inside Line / Cindy Banzer
6/Last chance! Only a few spaces left.
Sign up today for SCM's sixth annual
Insider's Seminars at the 2003 Barrett-Jackson
auction. Editor Martin will have an allnew
multi-media presentation, "It's All About
Swagger—the Seven Things That
Make a Car Collectible." Plus hear
SCM's European auction editor
Richard Hudson-Evans talk about
the overseas market. Learn from
three days of seminars, with
straight talk, expert advice, unlimited
consultation with SCMexperts,
and the famous field walk where
cars are examined. (1/16-18/03).
Sponsors include Barrett-Jackson,
Premier Leasing, Hagerty Insurance,
Passport Transport and
USAppraisal. See page 69 for details, or contact
firstname.lastname@example.org , phone
503/261-0555 x206. (OR)
6/Sign up for the third annual SCM
Insider's Seminar at RM's Amelia Island
sale, Friday, 3/7/03. The two-hour event will
include a presentation by editor Keith Martin,
followed by a hands-on examination of cars being
offered. $175. Space is limited, applications
accepted on a first-come basis. To sign up, contact
email@example.com , phone
503/261-0555 x206. (OR)
6/Join Keith and Cindy at Retromobile in
Paris. Plans call for an SCM party on opening
night, Friday, 2/7/03. For more information,
contact firstname.lastname@example.org ,
503/261-0555 x206. (OR)
6/Beginning this spring, select Saleen Ford
dealers will begin selling the Saleen-bonspeed
Edition Ford Thunderbird. The car will have
a 3.9-liter V8 with a Saleen Series IV twin-screw
supercharger, cast aluminum manifold and water-to-air
intercooler. Horsepower is projected
to be around 365. The car will ride on custom
bonspeed 19-inch forged alloy wheels fitted with
Pirelli P-Zero tires. Orders are now being taken.
6/Hagerty Insurance, in partnership with
Passport Transport, has announced their inaugural
"Nerd Car" sweepstakes. Enter to win
a 1978 AMC Pacer at either company's Web
site, or visit their displays at the BarrettJackson
auction. The winner will be announced
at RM's Monterey auction, 8/1516/03.
www.hagerty.com , www.passport
I/The L.A. Auto Show, 1/4-12/03, will commemorate
Aston Martin's return to the James
Bond films. A special display will highlight the
V12 Vanquish and DB5 that 007 drove to stardom.
6/More than 225 tables and 1,000 people will
crowd the Los Angeles Airport Hilton, 2/1/03, to
participate in the 20th annual Porsche & Vintage
VW Literature, Toy, and Memorabilia
Swap Meet. Early-in: $25; regular entry fee: $5.
203/227-7770, kellyCT@optonline.net . (CA)
6/The Historic Endurance Rallying Organization
is conducting the Arctic Winter
Trial Historic Regularity Rally, 3/3-17/03.
Classic cars up to 1982 are accepted. The
3,125-mile event starts in Gothenburg, Sweden,
and finishes in Helsinki, Finland.
Fax +44 (0)1886 833144,
6/Book your space now on the
sixth Car Guy Tour, presented
by Concorso Hallam), 3/15-26/
03. Led by Frank Mandarano,
participants will visit the
Italdesign, Pininfarina, Bertone,
IDEA. and Zagato design houses.
View cars in museums and private
collections and tour the
Lamborghini, DeTomaso, Pagani, Maserati and
Ferrari factories. 425/688-1903, fax 425/6465458,
email@example.com , www.concorso.com/
VThe fourth edition of the Modena Cento
Ore Classic kicks off 5/10-13/03. Race through
Italy in either the speed or regularity group (see
photo essay on page 12). Maximum, 80 cars.
+39 059 415440, fax +39 059 2860740,
oreclassic.it . (IT)
6/Silver Auctions presents its Fort
McDowell Arizona sale, 1/10-13/03. A 1956 Ford
Fairlane Crown Victoria hardtop and a custom 1957
Chevy will join more than 500 cars at the Fort
McDowell Casino, just outside of Scottsdale. Fax
509/327-3059, www.silverauctions.com . (WA)
will be at Rawhide Wild West
World again this year, 1/10-12/
03. Located in Scottsdale, the
sale will feature nearly 800 cars,
including a 1970 Dodge Challenger
TA coupe, a 1957
Chevrolet Bel Air convertible
with 25 options and a 1965
Ford Mustang fastback, which
will sell without a reserve. 800/
national.com . (IN)
6/A 1926 Bugatti Type 38,
a 1969 COPO Camaro, a 1964
Porsche 904/6 and a 1961 Ferrari
250 GT SWB SEFAC hot rod
are among the 100 cars consigned
for FtM's 1/17/03 Phoenix sale. 3 10/2469880,
fax 310/246-9744, rmauctions.com . (CA)
6/Barrett-Jackson will be offering Jackie
Kennedy's 1961 Lincoln Continental convertible,
Howard Hughes's custom-built 1954
Chrysler New Yorker, and another 1,000 vehicles
at their 1/15-19/03 Scottsdale auction. 480/42 16694,
fax 480/421-6697, www.barrettjackson.com.
t/Russo and Steele's Scottsdale auction,
1/17-18/03, will include a 1937 Packard Twelve
boattail roadster, a 1970 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda
coupe, a 1954 Jaguar XK 120M roadster and a
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 SC, all at no reserve.
602/252-2697, www.russoandsteele.com . (AZ)
VThe Northwest's largest collector car auction
will be held in Salem, OR, Saturday 1/25/
03. Petersen Auction Group will be offering
150 hot rods, sports cars and muscle cars. 541/
689-6824 or 541/915-9133 for info, petersen
col lectorcars.com . (OR)
VRM Classic Cars will conduct its first
annual Boca Raton Collector Car Auction in
Florida, 2/7-9/03. More than 500 cars will be
available, many at no reserve. 800/211-4371,
www.rmauctions.com . (ON, CN)
6/Bill Seth, Jr.'s former 1932 Bugatti Type
55 roadster and Carlo Abate's former 1959
Ferrari 250 GT TdF will be offered at Christie's
second annual Retromobile auction in Paris,
2/8/03. 212/636-2277, www.christies.com. (NY)
6/Cars from the Rolf Meyer estate will ap-
pear at Poulain Le Fur's 2/10/03 auction in
Paris. Included will be a 1929 Mercedes-Benz
SSK (S/N 36246) and a 1935 500K Cabriolet
(S/N 123683). +33 1 42 989 20 20, fax +33 1 42
99 2021, poulainlefur.com . (FR)
6/Barrett-Jackson has announced a new addition
to their auction schedule. The sale will be
held at the South Florida Expo Center in West
Palm Beach, 4/11-13/03. 480/421-6694, fax 480/
421-6697, www.barrett-jackson.com . (AZ)
VSCM lost a treasured friend and writer on
11/22/02. Gary Hoisington, 49, passed away
in the care of hospice. He was a regular in the
Northwest car scene, appearing at swap meets,
auctions and races. He also owned Timeless Auto
Classics and was a regular contributor to the
pages of SCM. Editor Martin
remarked, "Not only a true enthusiast,
Gary was always
eager to share his knowledge
and enthusiasm for cars with
everyone. At the SCM Seminars,
participants would always
come up to me afterwards,
on his thoroughness." He was
a good friend to the entire automotive
community, and will
Gary Hoisington: 1953-2002
Gary is survived by his
daughter, Jenna; son, Jared;
sister, Gail Robinson; former
wife Jeannie Fredrickson; and
companion, Bonita Chatterton.
6/Ralph Louis Engelstad died 11/26/02.
Builder and owner of the Imperial Palace in Las
Vegas, Engelstad had one of the world's finest
car collections, which was displayed in museums
in Las Vegas and Biloxi, MS. Fie also developed
the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. A noted
philanthropist, Ralph donated the $1.45m General
Patton papers to the University of North
Dakota in 1998, as well as 2,000 wheelchairs
for North Dakotans through the Wheelchair
Foundation in 2002. He was 72.•
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Dear SCM: I saw the AustinHealey
BJ8 that sold at Christie's
Pebble Beach sale for $62,275 (October
2002 SCM, page 28), and the
restorer's work was superb—with
one exception. I'm not sure what
the buyer of this car will fmd, but
I purchased a similarly restored
BJ8 (by the same restorer) at
Barrett-Jackson in January (April
2002 SCM, page 41) and found that
the car had not been driven enough
to sort it out.
A short list of problems, all of
which were uncovered in less than
20 miles of driving, includes:
1. Failed carburetor float. I took
one off my unrestored BT7 and
replaced it before I could move the
car off the B-J lot!
2. Failed fittings on both the
intake and outlet side of the fuel
pump. I replaced these temporarily
with fuel line hose and hose
3. Brakes that were not bled.
4. Missing retainer spring. The
car popped out of first gear.
5. Over-heating. There would
be a loss of coolant after a few
6. Leaking overdrive.
None of these are especially
difficult to fix or unexpected in general,
but are certainly irritating on
this otherwise fine restoration. I
surmise that it all resulted from
last-minute pressure to get it fmished
for Barrett-Jackson. I hope
mine is a unique case.—Tom
limes, Scottsdale, AZ
Tom, I hope you have communicated
with the restorer In my experience,
he is a straight-up guy,
and would be mortified to find out
you had these problems. Please
keep us in the loop.—ED.
Dear SCM: Some months ago
Keith Martin did an auction report
on the XJ220 for Auto Week.
In it he said the car (in general)
was not worth that much since it
had never been raced.
Actually, the car was raced, and
it makes for a funny story. To publicize
the 220, Jag set up a series of
races on ESPN, I think. As I recall,
these were shown live on Friday
nights. The funny thing was they
were driven by a bunch of American
stock car drivers who didn't
know what the hell they were doing.
The cars were constantly hitting
guardrails, spinning off, and
hitting each other. The series was
canceled after two or three
weeks.—Paul Ryan, via e
The XJ220 will always have a
place in the Hall of Superexotics.
However, it will never rank with
the best of the best, such as the
Ferrari GTO, because it has never
truly been tested on the track against
its contemporaries. And consequently,
it will never have the multiples
ofvalue that competition success
adds to a car—ED.
Dear SCM: Keith Martin's
evaluation of the new Acura NSX
(December 2002, page 75) was
way off base. If you want to talk
about ugly styling that never really
changes, try the 911. A week
doesn't go by that some stranger
asks me about my NSX. Here in
Newport Beach, where Porsche
Turbos and Ferrari Modenas are
a dime a dozen, the NSX remains
a rarity that turns heads wherever
it goes. Bottom line: chicks
As for prices plummeting, I
have seen just the opposite. Topcondition
cars from 1991 or '92
continue to be sold in the $35k
to $45k range. Sure, you can find
salvaged vehicles for $30k, but
why would anyone buy one?
Name any other 12-year-old car
that has held its value as well as
the NSX. Remember, the car new
in 1991 was $50k.
And while Ferrari and Porsche
have brought comparable competitors
to the market in the last couple
of years, the NSX remains the
driver's choice for everyday and
track use. You cannot find a more
reliable, sexier, better driving twoseater
on the road today.—David
Blackman, via e
Every car has its fans, and we
appreciate your affection for the
NSX We agree completely with
your use of the term "reliable" as
it refers to the NSX, might quibble
a bit with better driving, and we're
simply going to have to agree to
disagree about sexier. And let's see
how 911 owners feel about your
characterization of their steeds as
Dear SCM: What ever happened
to Satch Carlson? He was
the best thing Auto Week ever had.
Get him to write for SCM.—John
McNulty, West IfInfield, NY
We're in touch with Satch almost
daily, as he helps us bring
our "two-smoke" Saab 96 back to
life. He's also trying to convince
SCM to field an "Historic Rallye
Team" for the winter events in the
Pacific Northwest, such as the
Thunderbird Rally in British Columbia.
We would welcome his contributions
to SCM; while he's extremely
busy right now, you never
know what will happen in the future.—ED.
Dear SCM: Jim Schrager recently
wrote an article on the 914/
6 GT (July 2002, page 58). In the
early '70s I worked for Al Holbert.
At the end of the 914's life there
was a vehicle made called the 914/
GT or the 914S. I believe the number
of cars made was less then ten
cars. I never saw one, but Al spoke
as though it actually existed.
I did, however, see pictures. As
I remember, the car had a solid
welded-on roof, no vinyl on the
side roll bar and the 2.4 S motor.
The only people I remember who
allegedly got one in the US were
Peter Gregg and maybe Richie
Ginther.—Joseph M. Gilardi, via
Dear SCM: Some time ago
you critiqued a custom Cadillac
named "Marilyn" and described
it as an Eldorado convertible. You
failed to notice that it lacked the
trademark "panoramic" windshield.
In reality, it was a cut
Coupe DeVille that had been well
documented in contemporary hot
In the October 2002 issue, on
page 49, you classify two customs
as "resto rods." A rod is a
vehicle originally built prior to
1949. A resto rod is one built to
appear factory stock, but with
I won't be buying your effete,
elitist magazine anymore; I will not
be subsidizing your wine-tasting
tours. Too bad, it really is a pretty
good comic strip for people who
have more dollars than sense.—
Mark S. Whalley, via e
Mark, thanks for the clarification
on the resto rod terminology.
Our wine tours will be the lesser
without your financial contribution—I
guess it's back to boxed Bob
Packwood Memorial Chillable Red
Dear SCM: A quick note regarding
the "As, Bs & Cs of the
Octagon" in your July issue
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A Rusty 356 Will Make You Hate All Porsches
perts: What do you think about a 1961 Porsche 356B
Cabriolet Super 90 with matching numbers and 1,000 miles on the
engine? According to the seller, it has a rusted-out bottom, but it
comes with all of the bottom pieces and a deal with some guy to
install them and paint the thing for $4,000. The interior is supposedly fine.
All of this for $22,000 firm.—H. G., via e
Jim Schrager replies: I would be very careful of this car. Rusty
356s, when patched back together on a budget, are the best way I know
of to end up with a sincere and genuine dislike of
all things Porsche.
This is particularly true of the high-horsepower
S90 engine and the always-tricky-to-restore-properly
Cabriolet body style. The great problem is that
if you do the car wrong, nobody will want it when
you are done and the value of the car could be
$18,000 or less. If you do it right, you will be buried
up to your ears.
Pay now or pay more later. Most of us learn
the hard way that the cheapest 356 when bought
quickly becomes the most expensive to own.
well, as represented. However, it took me about five minutes of driving
before I could get the transmission to shift into whatever gear I wanted,
and another five minutes before I could do it without any grinding.
Just as I started driving, we came to an intersection with some cars
stopped ahead, and the owner immediately started screaming about
watching the brakes. When the pedal hit the floor I almost screamed,
too. Good thing I know evasive maneuvers.
The "rusty" bottom is actually rust everywhere. Almost all of the
chrome is pitted. The glass is mostly poor The doors shut every fifth try
and they're tough to open from the inside. The
interior needs to be redone completely. However;
the body, all things considered, is remarkably
straight. Amazingly, the car actually rode and
steered quite well.
Buy a done car, leave the rust to the Romanians.
H.G replies: Thanks for the warning. I drove the car and here's what
The current owner, who knows a lot about Porsches, bought the car
for $22,000 and planned on restoring it. He spent $6,000 on floor pans
and various other restoration parts, but hasn't done anything except
take the interior apart.
The engine was rebuilt 2,000 miles ago—it starts easily and runs very
Appniwi goieipa flg„§cole
The restoration man he has lined up to replace
the pans and paint the car, who quoted
$4,000 to do the job, hasn't actually seen the car
yet. My understanding is that his crew is composed
of highly skilled Romanians.
I respectfully passed.
Jim Schrager replies: Such a familiar story.
The seller will lose his shirt financially, as will every subsequent owner
until this poor car finds a hobbyist who will repair it, in the process spending
2,000 or more hours to make this project into a semi-monstrosity worth
about the same as it is today.
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he Daytona, with its high-strung racebike
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exhaust, stands as a "take no prisoners"
milestone for Moto Guzzi. It was the
bike that could have pointed the way to a highperformance
future for the marque, but instead
remains only a symbol of what might have been.
Guzzi enthusiasts can thank Philadelphia
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name a road version of his racing bike.
The end result, although delayed until 1993
by Guzzi's always-precarious finances, was remarkably
faithful to Wittner's competition
mount. The trademark 992-cc pushrod engine
was fitted with four-valve heads, belt-driven
overhead cams, fuel injection and electronic
ignition. And even though the street bike was
tuned down to 95 hp from the racer's 128, it
could still reach 150 mph.
Dr. John's dream ride.
For the most part, Wittner got the Daytona
right. Brakes are powerful and handling predictable,
though the transmission is typically notchy.
The bike is relatively trouble-free, though timing
belts have to be replaced regularly and the
electricals are traditionally delicate—jumpstarts
can destroy the engine-control computer.
Keep a close eye on the unusual double Ujoint/shaft
drive configuration. Catastrophic
wheel lock-up can occur if this system fails;
retrofit the available safety kit.
Wittner ditched the classic Moto Guzzi
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a lightweight backbone frame derived from racing
practice. He specified Marzocchi forks up
front and a Koni monoshock in the rear, with a
linkage that counteracted the shaft-drive effect.
The Daytona was intended to be an imagebuilder,
leading to a new generation of sporting
Guzzis. But the $14k sticker price scared off
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traditionalists. The riding position was off-putting,
and at 451 pounds, the Daytona was porky.
Ultimately, fewer than two hundred
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market. The following year, Guzzi shelved the
new engine and produced a stripped-down version-called
the 1100 Sport, with a variant of the
old two-valve motor, which sold much better.
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1981 308 GTBi
Chassis number: ZFFAA01A9B0037187
he advent of the new Pininfarinadesigned
308 GTB was hailed as
one of the best Ferraris of modern
times. And it is no wonder—following
on the heels of the mechanically
inspired but visually challenged 308 GT4,
the new 308 was drop-dead gorgeous.
As Sergio Pininfarina himself pointed
out, "Every Ferrari car previously designed
by us was a great success in the
market." From a styling point of view,
the 308 owes more to the legendary 246
Dino than to any previous road-going
Ferrari. Perhaps equally important, the
308 GTB was the first non-12-cylinder
road car to carry the Ferrari badge.
The car was quite sophisticated, particularly for the time, with a transverse-mounted
all-alloy four-cam V8 engine, initially producing 205 hp—
a remarkable figure. With four-wheel independent suspension and fourwheel
disc brakes, the car was extremely well-balanced, and offered taut
handling along with a compliant ride.
Originally sold in 1982, this 308 was immediately treated to sympathetic
ownership and care. Showing less than 15,000 miles on the
odometer—believed to be correct from new—this original example is
in excellent overall condition. It is complete with its original manuals,
as well as with the original and correct
Campagnolo alloy wheels.
This car sold at RM's Monterey auction, August
16, 2002, for $26,400, including buyer 's
Even the best manufacturers make mistakes.
Porsche made a series of 911s with chain
tensioner problems, Mercedes had the singlerow
timing chain fiasco and Ferrari has the
1980-82 Ferrari 308s.
1980 marked the beginning ofsome rather draconian
federal emissions regulations. Ferrari, recognizing
its carbureted 308 engines would not meet
the 1980 standards, set out to solve the problem.
The result was the 308 GTBi and 308 GTSi.
These new "i" cars became the second generation
of 308 GTB/GTS cars. The i indicated the in-
Original list price
SCM Price Guide
Tune up/major service
Problem cars drank a quart of oil in less than 200 miles.
To Ferrari's credit, they stood behind their mistake. Problem cars
were treated to an engine transplant. Unfortunately many of the afflicted
cars were never diagnosed as having a problem, and there was
neither rhyme nor reason as to when the problem would surface. One
car might have a problem from new, one at 20,000 miles, and many
never developed a problem at all. The cars did not drip oil and did not
smoke. Often owners never realized they had a problem until their car
was years out of warranty.
Top frame rail,
passenger side in engine compartment
Top right side of engine, in the V
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troduction of fuel injection and the Marelli Digiplex Ignition system as a
solution to emissions problems. The i might also be seen as meaning "improved,"
as these cars benefited from a host of changes. A new interior
appeared in the all-new 1980 308 with Michelin TRX tires, high-tech enamel
paint, a lighter clutch and a longer shift lever phased in as the year progressed
The changes were not free—I980 models cost 17% more than their
The carbureted 308s pumped out a reasonable 205 hp in US trim. The
new i model was still rated at 205 hp but actually produced somewhere
around a lackluster 180 hp. The new car was further demeaned by the
loss of the Weber's crisp response and wonderful induction noise.
The loss of power was a significant blow, but the real problem was far
more sinister A design or manufacturing problem—one that was never
identified—caused many i cars to develop serious oil consumption issues.
1982 Ferrari 308 GTBi
Lot #269, S/N 38755
Many afflicted cars became hot potatoes,
passing from owner to owner as soon as a problem
was noticed. Dealers quickly awoke to the
problems and became wary of offering used i
models. Even a repaired car was suspicious as
the replacement engine could be susceptible to
the same problem. Bad examples exhibited some
telltale signs (such as stained paint behind the
license plate), but without performing an elaborate
test the problem was—and still is—difficult
The car pictured here was a risky buy With
only 15,000 miles, it could very easily harbor a
bad engine or one that just hasn't gone bad yet.
With no mention of a major service, chances are
good a $3,000 service is due immediately, with
the potential for more expensive fixes to follow
soon thereafter That's also the upper mileage allowable for the TRX tires
that are currently obtainable only through Coker Tires for around $1,000
a set. And for that amount, you get 20-year-old tire technology.
On the other hand, if everything is good and performance is not an
issue, $26,400 is on the money. Sharp, low-mileage 308s are becoming
extinct. Finding another one with this low mileage and in this unabused
condition would be difficult.
Nonetheless, while the price is market-correct, I would hesitate to recommend
this car; or a similar 308i, to a client. The downside of an i is an
engine rebuild, and there is no upside. The next generation 308
Quattrovalvoles only cost a few thousand more and were virtually troublefree.
Ifyou 're looking for a 308, my advice would be to find a good carbureted
car or spend a little more for a QV—Steve Ahlgrim
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SCM ID# 24262
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SCM ID# 8904
Lot #1004, S/N ZFFAAOIAZA0033637
1980 Ferrari 308 GTBi
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ust as we get used to the toll taken by the passage of years, from
carrying reading glasses to keeping a bottle of Advil by the bedside,
owners of older Ferraris have grown accustomed to the idiosyncrasies
and weaknesses of their cars. To these long-term owners, the
Ferrari they have owned for many years is a great car, starts right up, and
doesn't leak much oil.
Chances are, however, that they have put fewer and fewer miles on
their car as time has passed. Often when someone decides to part with a
prized Ferrari, it may not have been started or driven for months or years.
And just as likely, chances are the new owner, excited by his new toy,
wants to start driving it as often as he can.
And that's where the problems can start.
Ferraris, like all cars, age. Anyone buying a 1972 Chevy Impala expects
a worn suspension, soft shocks, minor engine leaks, a clunking differential,
and air conditioning long overdue for a recharge. But for the
$2,500 the car will cost, you've got pretty decent basic transportation that
may go another 50,000 miles before it needs serious attention.
Doesn't get around much anymore...
parts); an abused first gear synchro ($4,500); an inoperable horn ($300);
dragging front brakes ($1,000); a master cylinder that had lost one of its two
circuits ($2,000); multiple engine leaks ($7,500); rusted-through header heat
shields (included in the engine-out reseal); inoperative air conditioning
($1,000); warped door panels ($1,500) and a minor rip in the driver seat
($2,500—you have to do both seats so all the panels match). The initial
estimate to do all the above was well over $20,000.
And this was a very nice car.
Then there was the "while you're at it" (and it's already apart) wish
list, which included replacing the clutch, powder-coating the suspension,
re-plating the calipers, a major service and a rebuild of the heating and
cooling system. This easily adds another $10,000 to the repair estimate,
and suddenly our straight, non-rusted, no-bad-stories, one-owner Dino
seems like a potential parts car.
Shiny paint, but what about the water pump?
Someone buying a 1972 Dino will be spending well over $65,000, yet
their "new/used" car will have the same inherent age-related problems as
our hypothetical Chevy Impala does. But there's a major difference. For
$250, you can probably buy the parts and magic "overhaul in a can"
potions that will keep your Impala on the road nearly forever. The
repairs to the Ferrari can cost enough to cause a quick trip to the home
equity loan broker.
Virtually every unrestored Ferrari over 20 years old needs a variety of
simple maintenance activities performed, in addition to the typical tuneup,
brake pad replacement and so on. Shock absorber seals, suspension
bushings, brake hoses and water hoses are made of rubber or rubberrelated
components, and rubber deteriorates with age. Water pumps tend
to start leaking as well, and engines often need to be pulled and resealed
to stop the inevitable oil leaks.
Also, common sense and driver preservation dictate that safetyrelated
items (such as deteriorated brake lines or frozen shocks or brake
calipers) be repaired before the car is used.
For instance, I recently sold a verified one-owner, red with tan, US model
246 GTS with only 38,750 original miles. This Dino had seen very little use
during the past decade, had great panel fits and paint, and ran well. Upon
detailed inspection, the list of needed repairs was long and included radiator
and heater hoses that were as hard as hockey pucks. It would cost $2,000 to
replace them as the radiator and the heaters are in the front and the engine in
the rear, so the hoses run through the center of the car. Also needing work
were flaccid front shocks ($1,000); a radiator long overdue for a recore
($800); radiator fans that desperately needed to be rebuilt ($600); a cracked
headlight switch ($1,000 if you can find one, or have one built out of used
Fortunately, the buyer owned many other Ferraris and accepted that
the majority of the problems were common to most 30-year-old Ferraris.
After the usual negotiations a compromise was reached, an equitable split
for repairs was made; a purchase agreement was signed and payment was
made. The seller felt like he got a fair price given the things the car needed,
and the buyer felt like the reduction he received allowed him to have
some money to apply towards the repairs immediately necessary to get
the car back on the road, and for it to perform reliably.
All of the above simply reinforces why I am a relentless advocate
of thorough pre-purchase inspections as a part of any used Ferrari acquisition.
And the older the Ferrari, the greater the need for a complete
None of the age-related problems above should be deal-killers, just
realistic assessments of the condition of a car and the possible costs of
getting it truly roadworthy. However, pre-purchase inspections may
turn up real deal-killers, including major crash damage that has been
repaired poorly, bent frames that have been repaired badly, or a sick
engine that needs a mandatory rebuild. And unless you're buying something
for parts, no old serial-production Ferrari with those kinds of
issues is worth having.
After an inspection, I usually recommend to the seller and the buyer
that they reach a percentage split agreement on the estimated cost of
repairs. Split agreements work well because the buyers aren't nearly as
eager to have every aging part on the car replaced if they are paying part
of the bill.
I have found that the two key elements to a successful purchase are
first, a pre-purchase inspection that tells you exactly what you are
dealing with, and second, the understanding on the buyer's part that
these are just used cars, and like all used cars, will have things that will
need to be dealt with when they arrive in your garage. Expect your used
Dino to act like a Lexus and you'll be disappointed. Expect it to need an
infusion of love, affection and a few dollars to start behaving itself, and
you'll be rewarded with a terrific ride.•
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71 246 GT, s/n 02036, red/tan, excellent car,
call for information. $64,500 offers. 512250-1826.
72 246 CT, 11,000 miles, blue with original
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model, owner's manual books, tools & jack.
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22K miles, one owner, all books & tools,
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1966 Ford GT40 Mk I
Chassis number: 1065
he failed merger in 1963 between Ford and
Ferrari and the subsequent return to competition
motorsport at the highest level by the
American company is motoring lore. After
their rejection by Ferrari, Lee Iacocca and Leo Bebee
formed Ford Advanced Vehicles and went shopping
for a Le Mans winner. Following their visit to Eric
Broadley's business in England, they knew they had
the basis for a winning car for international longdistance
road racing. The resultant car was unveiled in
April 1964 and the inaugural race for a GT40 was at the
Nurburgring 1000 Km in May of that year.
Variants of the GT40 continued to race through the
end of 1969 with wins at Le Mans, Sebring, Daytona,
Monza and Spa, making the GT40 one of the most successful
road/competition cars ever built. Homologation
rules prompted a number of road-going GT4Os to be
built, and S/N 1065 is such a version. Built to near the
specifications of a racing model but detuned, it is fitted
with a fully trimmed interior and is completely street-legal.
This GT40 was dispatched in December 1966 to the Ford Merchandising
Department in Dearborn, Michigan. Starting in 1967 it was used as part of a
promotional program to sell new Mk Is. The first owner was Charles Hill
from Dallas, who we believe acquired the car in late 1967. The next owner
was Andy Harmon from Mississippi, who reputedly only kept the car for a
few months in 1969, during which time he repainted the car dark blue with
yellow markings. In 1970 the car was sold to Nick Shrigley-Feigl, an English
collector who elected to paint the car purple with a white stripe,
In the early 1980s Shrigley-Feigl decided to have the car restored, and this
time he painted the car red with black and red trim. At the completion of this
work in 1982, the car still had covered only 2,035
miles. By 1984 the car passed to specialist car dealer,
William Loughran. In the mid-1980s the car went to Number produced
Richard Allen and in January 1989 the new owner Original list price
was Alan Baker. In 2000 this GT40 was sold back to
year included returning the car to its original color
scheme of Azure Blue with black upholstery.
This car sold for $436,500, including buyer 's
premium, at Christie 's Pebble Beach auction, Au
gust 18, 2002.
Hungry to defeat Ferrari on the track, Ford pur- SCM Investment Grade
chased Lolds GT projectfrom Eric Broadley in 1963,
giving them a ready-made, mid-engine GT car that already had a Ford pushrod
engine in the back A win at Le Mans required both speed and reliability, and
Ford knew horsepower wouldn't be a problem. However, they were ham-
strung by aerodynamic ideas that dated back to the days when 160 mph was
an impressive speed.
A study of the various body shapes and the myriad flaps, ducts and
spoilers that came and went on the Mk land later the Mk II demonstrates
how much the bodywork needed to change to make the cars remain earth-
bound at 200-mph on the Mulsanne straight.
Still, even in its earliest incarnation, never did a car with only one cam go
so much faster than multi-cam cars. Later, in the hands of Shelby-American,
the GT40 evolved into a very competitive package that was as reliable as a
hammer Shelby team, led by the pragmatic Phil Remington, was not afraid
Not sold at $340,000 Christie's; Pebble Beach, CA; August 19, 2001
SCM ID# 23308
Condition: 2- Lot #66, S/N 1065 (same car)
1966 Ford GT40 Mk I
the US with 2,707 miles. Recent work in the past Tune up/major service
to take a hacksaw to anything that didn't work. They switched the dry-sump
alloy V8 to a wet-sump 289, the same unit they had developed for the Cobra.
Wire wheels were replaced by lighter and stronger Halibrands.
Along with careful attention to airflow (and test driving by Ken Miles
among others), this work turned the GT40 into a winner The sight of the
1-2-3 finish at Le Mans in 1966 is burned into the brains of many enthusiasts.
That memory and the idea of owning a road car capable ofreaching 200 mph
that is a close cousin to one of the era most successful endurance racers is
an exciting combination.
Such an ultra-emotional response brings out the checkbooks, as does
the GT40 's beauty. In addition, the Mk 1 is usually classed with the 1961-65
large-displacement cars in historic events; being
107 (all variants)
Street cars, $400,0004500,000;
1964 67 the newest and best of that era, they are still winners,
their most recent victory being first overall in
$16,000 the 2002 Tour de Espana.
competition cars, $650,000 $800,000
Metal plate on bulkhead
SAAC, P.O Box 778 Sharon CT 06069 ,
The price made here, $436,500, is in line with
behind driver's head Interestingly, this very same car; except in red rather
Tag above water pump
$500 other similar sales. If the car had terrific competition
history, it might have brought nearly double that.
than azure, was offered in 2001 by Christie's at their
Pebble Beach auction andfailed to sell at a high bid of
Porsche 906, Lola T 70Mk I just $340,000.
After speaking with the vendors, long-time SCM
subscribers from the Pacific Northwest, following
the 2001 auction, they remarked that they thought returning the car to its
original color would improve its value.
The result this year, nearly $100,000 more than 2001, was certainly
more than enough to cover the respray and give the seller a few extra coins
to take home as well. In my opinion, the return to originality was part of the
value increase, but I also believe the buyers just weren't in the audience in
2001. The Christie 's Pebble Beach auction is the perfect place to sell an
authentic, low-mileage, important car like this, but even Christie 's can't
guarantee that the right motivated bidders will show up at every event.
In any event, the buyer now owns the premier Anglo-American sports
racer of the '60s, a model that will always have historical importance, and
will always have a following among serious collectors.—Keith Martin
(Historical and descriptive data courtesy of Christie 's.)•
Comparables 1966 Ford GT40 Mk!
Lot #686, SN 1027
Barrett-Jackson; Scottsdale, AZ; January 17, 2002
Sold at $405,000
SCM 1D# 26899
The English Patient / Gary Anders's/4
Triumph or a Morgan?
ear Mr. Anderson: I am interested in a comparison between a
TR3A and a Morgan Plus 4 (Triumph-engined) as far as fun,
reliability and value are concerned. I understand the TR3A has
brisker acceleration, but the Morgan has better looks. The market
value of a nice Morgan is slightly higher than a similar TR3A. Is there a
simple answer for this difference in price?—Jaime Kopstein, via e
Regarding performance, my references suggest a different conclusion
than yours. When introduced, the Morgan Plus 4 claimed to do 0 to 60 in
just over ten seconds and a top speed of 104 mph. By 1958, in a Plus 4
with the TR3 engine, Autocar managed 0 to 60 in less than ten seconds
and a top speed comfortably over 100 mph. By contrast, the same magazine
could manage only 11.5 seconds in the Triumph with the same engine,
though top speed was about the same as in the Morgan.
books have become standard reference works that give restorers, concours
judges and interested owners the information they need to confirm the
originality of their cars.
According to these two books, both steel and aluminum were used in
building the bodies of XK 120s, though the usage wasn't random. In contrast,
while the taillights were generally chrome, there were exceptions
that do seem to occur in an unpredictable pattern.
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used both steel and aluniunini in the 120 series.
Buy the best Triumph or Morgan you can afford.
Nevertheless, these historical data are not really relevant today. The
knowledge and components to produce much better performance are available
from any race-experienced Triumph tuner, so you can make either
car go significantly faster. Be aware, though, that it is possible to produce
more power than the primitive chassis, suspension and brakes can handle.
There isn't a significant difference in price. TR3s have been climbing
recently, and we expect to see them bringing $25,000 and more soon. Morgans
of all flavors, except for SS models, sell in the same price range. Interestingly,
only 3,390 Plus 4s were made, compared to 58,236 TR3As, so you
would think Morgans would be far more valuable. But they've never had as
large a following as the TR3s, and hence their values have been static for a
decade, and don't show any signs of movement.
With performance and price dismissed as relevant factors in your purchase
decision, which car should you buy? The cars have wildly different
appearances; if one looks terrific to you and the other is rather ugly, your
choice is made, isn't it? If the styling of both appeals equally, then try to
get a drive in a decent example of each. Even though they are both classic
British sports cars, the sliding-pillar front suspension of the Morgan has a
decidedly different feel from the more contemporary Triumph.
If, after a test drive, you still can't decide, then either buy the best car
you can within your budget, or simply flip a coin. We suggest heads,
Morgan, and tails, Triumph. Or vice versa.
Dear Mr. Anderson: I've found a 1954 XK 120 M that has aluminum in
the bonnet, doors and taillights. The rest is steel. 1 know an all-alloy car was
built, but this one seems to have only some alloy in it. Also, all the pictures I
can track down show the taillights as chrome. Do you know where I might
find some information on the likelihood Jaguar mixed and matched aluminum
with steel in their XK 120s?—Bob McLaurin, via e-mail
To answer your questions, I turned to the Illustrated Jaguar Buyers
Guide, by Michael Cook, and Original Jaguar XK, by Philip Porter. These
Cook tells us that the XK 120 was introduced at the 1948 London
Motor Show and that Sir William Lyons, managing director and de facto
designer of the car, had intended it more as an attention-getter for his
sedans, which used the same dual overhead-cam straight-six engine. He
figured he'd build a few dozen hand-tooled versions each year, using aluminum
for all panels since it was easy to form. When the public went
crazy over the new car, he immediately arranged for tooling in steel, but
produced 240 of the all-alloy cars while tooling for the steel cars was
underway. Those all-alloy cars are in high demand today, bringing in excess
of $100k when they come up for sale. Cook also notes that the front
parking lights were chrome on the alloy cars, as well as the steel cars
produced through mid-1951, when they were replaced by light nacelles
faired-in to the front fenders.
In his book, Porter confirms the use of alloy throughout the 240 prototypes,
but tells us that when the steel-bodied cars were introduced, their
bonnets, boot lids, and doors were made of aluminum, but the shrouds and
fenders were stamped from sheet steel. This practice continued throughout
production of the XK 120s, from 1949 through 1954.
He further states that the rear stoplights were housed in a casting of what
he calls "monkey-metal" and that these housings generally were chromeplated.
However, he notes that there were some XK 120s made in 1951-52
with housings painted body color instead of being chromed. Unfortunately,
production records don't indicate which specific cars got the body-colored
versions, and Porter doesn't indicate that these exceptions were produced in
sequence, so we can only assume that for a short period owners could specify
body-colored taillight housings instead of chrome if they wished.
This is one of those circumstances where the individual owner needs
to rely on what he finds on his own car. If the taillights show evidence of
having been chromed, then it can be assumed they were probably that
way as original. However, if the housings don't have any chrome on
them, and the car was manufactured in 1951 or 1952, then the restorer
can put them back that way. However, if the taillights are not on the car,
or the car was manufactured before 1951 or after 1952, then a restorer
concerned about originality could confidently use chromed taillight housings.
Yours, for example, should have chrome-plated taillight housings.
In any event, unless you are planning to enter and score high at Jaguar
concours, so long as your taillights are nicely done, it probably doesn't
matter much which direction you go.
Mr Anderson is publisher of British Car magazine. Please direct your
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64 XKE, roadster,
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67 XKE, 4.2, red,
car, 45K, older restoration,
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69 SERIES II, roadster, 4.2L, triple carbs,
3.79 rear, total renovation, matching #s, red,
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52 drophead coupe, 4-wheel independent
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52 TD, older restoration, Clipper blue, biscuit
leather, runs very well. $15,000 negotiable.
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60 MGA, cony roadster, 1600 engine, twin
carbs, 4-spd, orig 4-cyl, California car, no
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71 MGB, convertible, chrome bumper
model, original British Racing Green exterior
with tan seats and black carpeting, no
rust anywhere, excellent condition in and
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in Vancouver, Canada. $5,500. 604946-5041.
62 ALPINE SERIES II, 12-year-old restoration,
wire wheels, professionally rebuilt
1592cc engine, same owner last 24 years,
fun car. $8,000 serious inquiries. Kevin
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65 TIGER, red/black, super condition, just
had brakes serviced and totally detailed, runs
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63 SPITFIRE, red, original owner, garaged,
tagged, tonneau, working, 63,700. $5,000.
68 TR250, ww, o/d, straight, runs and drives
well, new transmission, tires, interior, s/s exhaust,
rubber, needs some restoration, a bargain,
choice of new or used engine. $7,000
must sell. 970-728-3778. CO
80 TR7 CONVERTIBLE, convertible, one
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SCM Market Report
ou won't find a lot of surprises in this
issue's market reports. Aside from
the $152,000 LS6 Chevelle, and an
$82,000 Edsel convertible, the cars
our correspondents examined traded hands within
an expected range.
I believe you'll find the sheer variety of events
covered to be impressive, from the RM auction
in Michigan, to Mecum in Illinois, Kruse in Texas,
Silver in Oregon, and McCormick in California.
The collector car market in the US continues
to be active. Nearly every weekend there is
an auction somewhere, where buyers and sellers
come together to determine the true value
of these old cars.
As this is our January issue, it's traditional
to spend a moment pondering the next 12
Given the extraordinary number of noreserve
cars to be offered by Barrett-Jackson in
Scottsdale, a great success for their event is almost
assured. And positive reports from the
Valley of the Sun will help boost the confidence
of buyers throughout the world.
We expect B-J will rack up some record
prices for muscle cars and hot rods, and we'll
probably see some 100+ point restored E-types
and Jag 120s break the $100,000 mark.
Lesser cars will increase as well. It's about
time that TR3s started to climb into the
$20,000 range, and you can expect MGBs in
very nice condition to start passing $15,000
with some regularity.
First-generation Camaros have been skyrocketing,
and they're not about to slow down.
Coupes with V8s will bring $20,000 without
surprising, and convertibles with desirable options
such as RS/SS packages and 396-c.i. engines
will hit $40,000.
The Camaro surge is particularly interesting,
as for many years Mustangs took top
dollar in the pony car arena. This was one of
the rare market segments in which a Ford
would beat a Chevrolet in value on a regular
But over the past five years, Camaros have
just keep climbing and climbing, while Mustangs,
with the exception of Shelbys, have remained
SCM continues to counsel collectors to listen
to their hearts and respect their wallets when
buying a car. A great deal on a car you really
don't like very much is no deal at all, no matter
how cheap it is.
We don't predict a return to the 1988-90 price
explosion (our condolences to all the folks who
have been hoarding Ferrari Boxers), just a steady
climb for properly done cars. Buy thoughtfully
and enjoy the ride.—ED.
SCM 1-6 Scale Condition Rating
1: National concours standard/perfect.
2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws.
3: Average daily driver in decent condition.
4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws.
5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems.
6: A non-running car in wretched physical condition
that is probably only good for parts.
ction Companies Key: RM= RM Classic Cars
Mitch Silver falls in
Top 1 0 Teri
Sales This Issue
1. 1931 Chrysler Imperial CG LeBaron,
2. 1941 Cadillac S. 61 Wagon, $154,00, RM
3. 1970 Chevy Chevelle LS6 Cony., $151,525, M
4. 1939 Cadillac V16 Town Car, S143,100, RM
5. 2000 Ferrari 456 GT Coupe, S120,750, Mc
6. 1937 Cord 812 SC Phaeton, $94,600, RM
7. 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Cox, 584,700, RM
8. 1939 Packard Twelve Cony., $82,500, RM
9. 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Replica,
10. 1909 Kissel Kar Runabout, 580,300, RM
10. 1960 Edsel Ranger Convertible, 580,300, RM
Mecum Fall Premier
Barely Old Enough to Drive
'88 BMW M6 Coupe, $28,350, Mc (pg. 53)
'92 Ferrari 348 ts Spyder, 574,550, Mc (pg. 54)
'88 Cadillac Allante Cony., 57,980, Mc (pg. 55)
'87 Buick Grand National, S21,350 M (pg. 44)
'87 Buick Grand National, $13,900 M (pg. 44)
'00 Plymouth Prowler, $34,450, RM (pg. 34)
'87 Porsche 930 Coupe, $36,570, RM (pg. 29)
RAI Novi achieves several worldrecord
prices on the way to
Riif Classic Cars
Michigan Fall International
November 15-17, 2002
Auctioneers: Rod Egan, Jim Ritchie
Number of automotive lots: 370
Number of automotive lots sold: 231
Sale rate: 62.4%
Sale total: $5,919,604
High: Lot #SP43, 1942 Packard 180 Darrin
convertible, sold at $270,300, including
Buyers premium on sold lots included:
10% on lots from the Kughn collection;
6% on all other lots
Report by Phil Skinner
Market opinions in italics
M seems to have a finger in nearly every
pie, from operating a restoration shop to
high-end auctions. Their RM Classic
Car Productions Division operates two
dealership-style showrooms—one in Toronto
and the other in Ypsilanti, Michigan—and puts
on several auctions each year that have a broad
array of affordable cars, rather than the milliondollar
lots we see at Amelia, Monterey and the
They come to the Novi Expo Center, in
Michigan, twice each year. This fall's event included
a special offering from Richard and
Linda Kughn's highly respected collection.
They offered 72 (of their approximately 400)
vehicles at no reserve, ranging from restored
woody wagons to outstanding low-mileage classics.
While few of these lots were concours-level,
several all-time high prices were set. There were
bargains as well, such as the collection of Tucker
parts that included one chassis, two engines, tons
(literally) of body and trim parts, along with the
original blueprints for a proposed Tucker convertible.
This entire lot was sold for $31,350.
At the other end of the scale, top dollar figures
were seen for an Edsel, of all things. A rare,
authentic, well-preserved 1960 Ranger convertible
Outside of the Kughn Collection, the usual
grab-bag assortment of sports, classic, muscle
and special interest vehicles were available.
Ferraris didn't fare well, with just one of the
four offered trading hands (a 1991 Testarossa
that brought $68,370). Only three of the eight
Porsches offered went to new owners.
On the organizational side, less than a month
before this sale, RM announced the acquisition
of Worldwide Auctioneers, a small company
created by John Kruse and Rod Egan that was
headquartered in Auburn, Indiana. Egan was
named Chief Operating Officer for RM Classic
Cars, while Kruse's position was expected to
focus on sales and event coordination. Egan is
a bit droopy. Highly detailed. Body appears
sound. Typical British-car oil seepage from engine.
Nice overall. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT
$49,820. Sold by RM in Monterey this year for
$49,500. Lots of interest in this car with several
live bidders. Door fit could be adjusted,.
price was market correct.
#502-1963 JAGUAR XICE SI 3.8 Coupe.
S/N 886327. Light yellow/tan leather. LHD.
Odo: 65,735 miles. Pitted chrome wires, poor
repaint, many door and panel fit problems.
Appears to have led a hard life. Cond: 4. NOT
SOLD AT $6,000. While E-types are gaining
in value, prices for restoration and parts are
also increasing, and at a faster rate. Projects
like this are not for amateurs, with hidden
clean factory alloy wheels. Chips touched up
on rear edge of sunroof and by hood-cowl mating
surface. No rust. Wear on seats goes with
the mileage. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $18,500.
Sold by Mecum in 2000 for $19,950. Appears
to be a decent driver and well maintained. Bid
was in line with the current market. These cars
don't age well, with poor assembly quality, especially
in their interiors.
#SP04-2001 ASTON MARTIN DB7 VANTAGE
Convertible. S/N SCFAB42341
K401703. Dark red metallic/brown leather.
Sports Car Market
Doors fit tight, hood in need of some minor
work. Poor paint, with orange peel and other
imperfections. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT
$32,500. The DB2/9 was a 2+2 version of the
DB2, powered by the previously optional 125lip
six-cylinder engine. Not ready for show, but
still a lot of run left in this one. A fun driver, but
not for any more money than was offered.
#SP30-1958 AC ACE Roadster. S/N
AEX456. Burgundy/gray leather. LHD. Odo:
27,500 miles. Chrome wire wheels. Right door
the first RM employee who is an auctioneer,
and he did a creditable job calling this event.
Rumor had it that Richard Kughn was impressed
by the effort that RM put into marketing
his cars, and the resultant strong prices.
There were indications that we may see more
cars from his collection at RM's spring Novi
#452-1953 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4
Coupe. S/N LML537. Red/black leather. LHD.
Odo: 43,740 miles. Prepped for vintage racing.
19,117 miles. Plastic covering for steering wheel
missing. Repaint flaking from sheet metal, split
seams on seats, tarnished chrome wire wheels.
Needs lots and lots of TLC. Cond: 4+. NOT
SOLD AT $7,600. A fair bid for a nasty car,
which, even if restored, will always be an unloved
2+2 open-headlight car
#456-1979 ASTON MARTIN VOLANTE
Convertible. S/N V8COL150390. Pearlescent
white/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 33,951 miles.
WWI Novi, MI
problems probably a lot worse than those immediately
#454-1969 JAGUAR XICE SII 2+2 Coupe.
SN 1R41837. Burgundy/tan leather. LHD. Odo:
Wood trim needs attention, as does scruffy soft
top. Interior needs deep cleaning. Some nicks
and dings. Underhood recently detailed. Cond:
3. SOLD AT $39,485. Cost $71,835 new. While
the color wasn't especially complimentary, the
engine and condition—without dents or major
repairs apparent—helped this big Aston bring
#447-1988 LOTUS ESPRIT TURBO
Coupe. S/N SCCFC2OASUHF62440. Red/gray
leather. LHD. Odo: 33,575 miles. Engine
sounded strong. Original Pirelli P4000 tires on
RM - Novi, MI
LHD. Odo: 150 miles. Aftermarket chrome 10spoke
18" wheels. Clean inside and out. Very
straight, excellent panel fit. As-new condition.
Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $90,000. The market
value on this car is about $100k, which would
have been acheived here with the buyer's premium.
Current production exotics are a tough
sell at collector car auctions.
#423-1965 PORSCHE 356C Convertible.
S/N 161870. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo:
7,740 miles. Standard steel wheels painted gray.
Older repaint in need of attention. Body tag
painted over. New top put on in 1980. Cond:
3+. NOT SOLD AT $25,500. Sold by Kruse in
1997 for $18,900. 356 buyers are picky, and
this offer was not unreasonable for a car with
#SP17-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE
Convertible. S/N 11102512003188. Medium
blue/dark blue leather. LHD. Odo: 45,574 miles.
wheels, sunroof, whale tail. Recently serviced
five-speed. Car listed as a 1988 but had a 1987
VIN. Very well presented inside and out, with a
detailed engine compartment. Cond: 3+. SOLD
AT $36,570. Service records and a decent appearance
helped bring a top market price.
#SP16-1960 FERRARI 250 CT PF Coupe.
Body by Pininfarina. S/N 1659 GT. Silver/black
leather. LHD. Odo: 3,390 miles. Dunlop tires,
air conditioning. Power windows, steering,
brakes. Cromodora five-point star wheels. Headlight
bucket coating peeling, minor dings on front
fascia. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $21,500. Although
this 412 didn't have many miles, the bland
bodywork doesn't excite many bidders. A cheap
way to have a V12, but not likely to become a hot
item in the next 1,000 years.
#626-1909 KISSEL KAR 0-60 Runabout.
S/N MVD662. Eng.# 909. Crème with red
frame/brown leather. LHD. 309/60 in-line six,
disheveled condition scare buyers away. If the
exterior has been allowed to go bad, how has
the engine been treated?
#418-1987 PORSCHE 930 TURBO Coupe.
S/N WP0TB0930H505414. Red/tan leather.
LHD. Odo: 52,616 miles. Blackout alloy
at $57,500. Let's hope it has found a home with
an enthusiast who will give it some love and
attention. Fair price.
#SP28-1986 FERRARI 412i A Coupe. S/N
ZFFY024B000063463. Silver metallic/gray
leather. LHD. Odo: 27,000 miles. Automatic,
Automatic transmission, standard wheels, vintage
AM/FM radio. Used but not trashed. Wood
trim needs refinishing, minimal wear noted on
some of the soft trim items. Appears to be mostly
original, except for a newer top and repaint.
Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $30,210. A small bargain
for an open four-seater Benz in decent condition.
These cars offer top-down touring and
Mercedes reliability for not much money.
#442-1977 PORSCHE 930 TURBO Coupe.
S/N 9307800433. Silver metallic/black leather.
LHD. Odo: 28,940 miles. Blackout alloy wheels
equipped with Falken-V tires. Whale tail,
Blaupunkt stereo. Older repaint flaking in several
spots. Masking could have been better.
Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $23,500. A tough
weekend to try to sell your Porsche in Novi—
only three of eight sold. 930s that are in slightly
knock-off mag wheels. Front and rear bumper
off car, but included. Package tray showed location
of old speakers, stress cracks visible on
A-pillar and other areas. Odd marks in roof. In
need of a full restoration. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD
AT $42,000. Not sold in 1991 by World Classic
Auctions at $100,000. An interesting car with
potential, but needed lots of time and money
invested in it to make it worth any more than
what was offered here.
#SP26-1964 MASERATI 3500GT Spyder.
Body by Vignale. S/N AM101949. Red/black
leather. LHD. Odo: 28,043 miles. Hood lumpy
along edge, signs of major touch-ups, dings in
front. Really needs a detailing. Cond: 3-. SOLD
AT $51,410. An auction frequentflyer. Not sold
by RM in Phoenix this year at $66,000 and at
the Waldorf sale at $55,000. Also unsold at
Kruse 's Fall Auburn sale this past September
three-speed transmission with cone clutch. Lots
of brass, from the radiator and carbide headlights
to the monocle windshield. Car needed
cleaning and detailing to bring back to show
condition. Ran out well once adjusted. Kughn
Collection. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $80,300. Of
all the cars in the sale, this is the one I would
have most enjoyed driving. $100k potential.
#649-1931 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL CG
LE BARON Dual-Cowl Phaeton. Body by Le
Baron. SN 14731/7801804. Burgundy, red and
black/burgundy leather. LHD. Odo: 485 miles.
389/125 in-line eight, four-speed. Beautiful
chrome wire wheels, dual sidemounts, Pilot Ray
light and rear trunk. Car purred like a kitten and
seemed to run well. Ex-Harrah car, Kughn Collection.
Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $214,500. Even
though the Harrah collection split up 20 years
ago, their restorations were the top of the line
RM - Novi, MI
for the day. This example was one of the best; a
littlefreshening and this car would be top-rated
all around once again.
#628-1936 PIERCE-ARROW 1601 Sedan.
SN 2215257. Dark blue/gray cloth. LHD. Odo:
162 miles. 385/150 in-line eight from 1934
P-A, with three-speed, dual sidemounts, Philco
Grille surround chrome plated, but looked hideous.
Kughn Collection, no reserve. Cond: 3-.
SOLD AT $82,500. One of 446 built. Lots of
money for a car that requires lots of work Really
needs a full (and expensive) restoration.
#616-1939 CADILLAC SERIES 90 V16
Town Car. S/N 5290107. Black/black leather,
tan wool. LHD. Odo: 135 miles. Nearly flawless
restoration. Chrome headlight buckets and
woodys. This one was a little less than pedect,
but it was still a bargain.
#684-1948 TUCKER TORPEDO Sedan.
S/N 1052. Rust. LHD. The ultimate in do-ityourself
projects. Long story includes parts from
radio, fog lights. Wide whitewalls showing some
age on blue painted spoke wheels. Older restoration
needs some freshening. Perfect for CCCA
touring and local shows. No reserve. Cond: 2-.
SOLD AT $28,600. Built one year before
Pierce-Arrow's second and final bankruptcy.
This was almost a bargain for one of the last
vehicles from this legendary manufacturer A
matching P-A Travelodge trailer was purchased
for $9,800 (Lot #628).
#659-1937 CORD 812 SC Phaeton. S/N
32465H/FC3253. Creme/red leather. LHD.
Odo: 73,350 miles. Supercharged Lycoming
288/190 in-line eight with Select-tric shifter.
other details nicely done. Meadow Brook
Concours provenance. Stephen Roncelli Collection.
No reserve. The ultimate example in
its day of conspicuous consumption. Cond:
1. SOLD AT $143,100. Big Classics have
been soft on the auction block for the past
decade. Prices are starting to rebound for
open cars, but these more formal cars are still
struggling. The restoration alone probably
cost twice this much.
#671-1941 CADILLAC SERIES 61 Station
Wagon. Body by Cantrell. S/N 416109. Burgundy,
wood/brown leather. LHD. Odo: 30,200
miles. 346/150 V8, three-speed transmission.
Fitted with modern chrome air filter plus extra
chrome on other engine parts. Odd-looking
hood lock from the 1970s added. Car is showing
its age. A driver. Cond: 3. SOLD AT
$94,600. While the so-called Sportsman
Cabriolet is still the more desirable model, the
phaeton has its following. Prices have been
stable for Cords for some time. Be sure the front
U-joints have been updated.
#666-1939 PACKARD TWELVE SERIES
1708 DIETRICH Convertible Sedan. S/N
1253-22015. Medium green/original dark green
leather. LHD. Odo: 29,600 miles. Full Classic
with dual sidemounts, pelican ornament, radio
with replacement cowl-side antenna, factory
roll-up divider. Old and tired paint. Trim in general
needed attention. One hubcap was split.
Excellent restoration. Well-preserved wood.
Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $154,000. Only known
surviving Cantrell-bodied example. Car did
much better than many had predicted. Probably
doesn't qualiMor CCCA events, but Caddy and
woody clubs will love it.
#650-1947 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY
Convertible. S/N 7403575. Dark blue,
wood/gray and dark blue leather. LHD. Odo:
90,013 miles. Original 323/135 in-line eight
with operational Fluid Drive. Decorated with
factory spot and fog lights, radio, clock. Attention
needed at wood joints, carpet worn. Solid
body, good alignment, rocker panels could use
some care. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $71,500. Since
January, RM has had excellent results with
Dynaflow transmission, radio, heater, fog
lights. Restored original wood, some minor repairs
to hood. Solid metal and original soft
trim. Part of the Kughn Collection. No reserve.
Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $52,800. Debut of Buick's
favorite styling cue: the porthole. Examples of
these cars have been known to top the $100k
level. This example was good but not perfect,
and right on the market.
#642-1949 HUDSON SUPER SIX
BROUGHAM Sedan. S/N 4915141. Two-tone
burgundy/gold plaid cloth. LHD. Odo: 15,015
miles. 262/121 in-line six, three-speed, radio and
several cars, two engines and a short time to
sell it. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $31,350. While there
was a lot of speculation as to what this collection
of Tucker parts would do on the market,
the interest just wasn't there. A fully restored
Tucker is worth $300k these days. Is there
enough here to even build a car?
#637-1949 BUICK ROADMASTER Station
Wagon. S/N 15129129. Burgundy metallic,
wood/dark red leather. LHD. Odo: 79,101
miles. Original 320/150 in-line eight cylinder,
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In 1957, three unknowns in Northern Minnesota
decided to build a car that would challenge the best
that both Europe and the US had to offer in two-seat
racers: the Echidna. Though of modest means, they were
wealthy in engineering skills, common sense and ingenuity.
They built three racers that very often beat
internationally famous stars driving the best that Italy
and England had to offer, and kept the all-conquering
Scarabs honest. The three drivers/builders/owners were
true amateurs and entered a limited number of races,
yet the number 64 driven by Bill Stayer won the 1958
B-modified National Championship. This is the car which
is now offered for sale.
Echidna leading Lloyd Ruby 's 450S Moserati - Meadowdale 1959.
4' —41. 11
The Echidna was constructed using mostly Chevrolet off-the-shelf components,
skillfully modified for their purpose. They produced an 1800lb car that developed
over 350 HP at 6500 RPM. The engine started as a stock Corvette 283ci
unit, which was enlarged to 339ci (5650cc) with Rochester fuel injection. The
car still has a negligible cost of maintenance.
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The car has a fully documented, very extensive racing
history and an unbroken chain of known ownership.
Echidnas have been written up in numerous period
magazines (Sports Car Illustrated, Auto Week) as well as
current vintage publications (Vintage Motorsports). All
three cars survive, all three have been period-correctly
restored, and all three are actively campaigned. The
example offered for sale was invited to race this August
in the Monterey Historics at Laguna Seca and is in perfect
heater. Unmolested and original, some minor
tarnish to brightwork. Piping on seats showing
some wear, floor covering solid. Preserved
down to chalk marks on firewall. Kughn Collection,
no reserve. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT
$16,500. Price is very fair for a well-kept stepdown
Brougham, and it may bring more if
offered in Hudson circles.
#643-1952 BUICK SUPER Station Wagon.
S/N 16605970. Dark blue, wood/black vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 79,101 miles. 263/128 in-line eight,
Dynaflow transmission, radio, heater. Whitewall
tires yellowing, very minor pitting on diecast
wheels. Detailing needed to clean out dirt.
Seemed to run out quite well. Another no-reserve
Kughn car. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $36,300.
Sold at Kruse's 1991 Fall Auburn event for
$15,500. Clean and well-presented for what it
was, with tires being the weakest spot. A quick
call to Coker will take care of that problem.
#621-1953 BUICK SKYLARK Convert-
ible. S/N 16833340. White/white with dark blue
leather. LHD. Odo: 300 miles. 322/188 V8,
Dynaflow, equipped with many options. Sharp
looking with original chrome wheels. Well restored
some time ago. Doesn't appear to have
been driven much since. Cond: 2. SOLD AT
$57,200. First year of the 322-c. i. V8. Not particularly
pleasant to drive, these have an imposing
presence and are a reminder of the era
when a Buick really was a Buick, not a Chevy
with a badge kit installed.
#SP01-1959 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Convertible. S/N J59S106542. Silver-blue
metallic/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 1,388 miles.
such as Continental kit, fender skirts, etc. Older
repaint starting to lose its luster, but car is still
very sharp. Rumored rear-end accident, though
no evidence seen. Possibly the last Edsel. Kughn
car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $80,300. One of just
76 produced, along with several excellent and
hard-to-detect fakes. This real deal set a world
record for any type of Edsel. It even needed some
help—the new owner told us that it is now set
for a frame-off restoration.
#469-1964 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS
Coupe. S/N 41447U146377. White/black vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 99,100 miles. 283-c.i. V8,
Powerglide, rare factory add-on six-position
wheels, AM/FM radio. Mostly original with
older partial restoration. Time is starting to work
on the paint finish. No stress or repairs noted to
the body, just typical well-cared-for wear. Cond:
2+. SOLD AT $45,580. Not sold twice this year,
first at $38k at RM's Freshman sale, then at $35k
in Monterey. Lots of interest in this car with at
least three bidders on it until the end. Dealers
were the last ones standing.
#SP13-1966 PONTIAC GTO Coupe. S/N
242176Z106137. White/black vinyl. LHD. Odo:
55,684 miles. Three deuces and a four-speed
transmission, radio, heater. Power steering and
brakes. Signs of rust in front right fenders, over
the headlights. Otherwise, car looked like a preserved
five-year-old example. Kughn car. Cond:
3. SOLD AT $18,700. Prices for loaded
Skvliners have reached upwards of $50k in recent
months, and over $100k for really spectacular
examples. This was a real bargain—one
of the few out of the Kughn collection.
#668-1960 EDSEL RANGER Convertible.
S/N 0U15Y702534. White/white vinyl. LHD.
Odo: 8,030 miles. Optional 352/186 V8 and the
equivalent of the Cruise-O-Matic. Lots of toys,
heater, air conditioning, original chrome wheel
covers, narrow whitewalls. Power brakes and
steering. Right door had very obvious panel repairs,
repaint was so fresh it was almost tacky.
Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $15,000. Plenty of
money was offered, or at least called on this car
We seen convertible Malibus top $30k, so $15k
isn't out of line for a coupe. Just not for this coupe.
#SP31 -1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Convertible. S/N 194675S108004. Burgundy/
black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 63,470 miles. 327/375
V8, fuel injection, M-20 four-speed, knock-off
chiding blackwalls and proper deletes. Bid was
not far from market value—we'll probably see
this car again.
#625-1959 FORD FAIRLANE 500
GALAX1E SKYLINER Retractable Hardtop.
S/N B9FW170108. Turquoise and white/
turquoise, white and black vinyl. LHD. Odo:
54,150 miles. 332/225 V8, Cruise-O-Matic
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#440-1964 CHEVROLET MALIBU SS
Coupe. S/N 42837A130266. Red/white vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 9,047 miles. 327/250 V8, automatic,
Fuel-injected 283/283, four-speed, soft top only.
Full restoration down to the base "poverty" caps.
Beautiful restoration with an eye for detail.
Everything seemed to be in place. Cond: 1. NOT
SOLD AT $73,500. Sharp car bumper to
bumper; equipped with all the right parts, in-
adjustable steering wheel. Decent, cared-for condition.
Chrome bright, aluminum trim a little milky,
paint applied before much-needed body prep was
finished. Fluffed up for auction, not for show.
Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $8,586. There were several
examples of this model at the sale, and they all
seemed to do well. This one was pretty but not a
top off-line peiformer—more of a Sunday driver
Price was peifect for the car as presented
on a 389 (just like the song), styled wheels,
Redline tires. Anodized aluminum has turned a
little milky and chrome polish needed, but the
AM radio, heater and air conditioning all
worked. Former California car. Cond: 3. NOT
SOLD AT $19,000. Not sold at $18k at 2002
Spring Auburn sale. While a little puffy-looking
compared to the lithe '64s and '65s, these
are still true muscle cars. Let's hope the new
rebadged Holden can continue the tradition.
#SP42-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Convertible. S/N 194677S 109175. Red with
black stripes/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 32,835
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miles. According to documentation, this was a
factory 427/435 car with three deuces and a fourspeed,
but there were some questions as to
whether the correct block was in the car. Original
Rally wheels. Decent paint and appointments,
but far from NCRS Top Flight quality.
Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. Several
experts were looking this car over; when they
bailed out the serious bidding stalled. No shortage
of Sting Rays for sale, so it takes perfection
to bring top dollar And let's clear up the block
#SP59-1968 SHELBY GT500 KR Convert-
ible. S/N 8T03R213313-04039. Black with
white stripe/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 72,856
miles. Top performer with the 428 SCJ V8 and
Red with black stripes/black vinyl. LHD. Odo:
63,825 miles. LS6 option, with 454/450 V8, M20
close-ratio four-speed, styled steel wheels,
cowl-induction hood, 8-track tape. Power steering
and brakes. Sharp cosmetic presentation,
though some trim items were a little weak.
Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. Some questions
about the authenticity of this car 's heritage
clouded the bidding process. True LS6 convertibles
are pulling well over $100k in today's
market (seepage 43), but their originality needs
to be fully documented.
#438-1970 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS 442
INDY PACE CAR Convertible. S/N
344670M294933. White/black vinyl. LHD.
Odo: 81,300 miles. 455/365 V8 with "400" automatic.
Restored by an enthusiast and presented
be original. Paint starting to lose contact with
body around fuel filler door, revealing gray
primer. Scuffed sill plates. No reserve. Cond:
3. SOLD AT $21,200. One of 240 LT1s
equipped with air conditioning. While the 350c.i.
V8 is the hot ticket for 1972, this car wasn't
very well presented. The dealer who bought this
example can probably do wonders with a strong
detail, and may capture another $6,000.
#415-1981 FOFtD/GHIA POCKAR Sedan.
S/N 1059. Light yellow and tan/brown velour.
LHD. Rear-engined city car based on a Ford
a four-speed. Shelby alloy wheels and Goodyear
Eagle tires. Near-flawless restoration, very
straight body. Only faults were minor scuff
marks on the sill plate. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT
$84,700. The new owner was happy with the
purchase; prices for these hot American performers
continue to climb.
#SP15-1969 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE
SS Coupe. SIN 136379B406393. Orange with
white stripes/white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 97,510
miles. SS package complete with 396/350 V8,
by same. Authentic down to the decals and
Goodyear Eagle GT tires mounted on styled
steel wheels. Good overall appearance, but not
quite perfect. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $40,280. Not
sold at $22k in the 1992 Fall Auburn auction.
Seller was delighted with the sale, the way he
was treated by the auction company, and the
way the bidders responded to his car Reserve
was lifted at $34k.
#SP34-1970 PLYMOUTH 'CUDA Coupe.
SN BS23R0236293. Plum Crazy/black vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 2,095 miles. Great documentation,
Fiesta platform. This "static display model" featured
exterior pockets in doors that hold matching
luggage. Body stress cracks reveal car's age.
Possibly an inspiration for the Aspire. Cond:
3-. NOT SOLD AT $27,000. Last seen as part
of the Ford collection offered by Christie 's in
June 2002, where it sold for $5,875. If any cash
was really offered this time around, it is hard to
understand why the owner would pass.
#615-2000 PLYMOUTH PROWLER
WOODWARD EDITION Convertible. S/N
1P3EW65G4YV604128. Red and black/black
Turbo-350 automatic, 3.5:1 Posi rear axle, air
conditioning, styled steel wheels with F-41 suspension,
but entry-level AM radio. Decent bodywork,
except deck lid alignment and left door
fit need minor adjustment. Cond: 2. SOLD AT
$22,790. The 1970 Chevelle is the hottest collectible
muscle car going today, and has affected
others in the family. Bought by a dealer, this
was a bargain and will probably be offered to a
retail customer for around $30k.
#SP33-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS
LS6 Convertible. S/N 136670K131326.
original 426/425 Hemi V8, four-barrel carb, automatic,
Magnum 500 wheels, Goodyear
Polyglas tires, shaker hood, bench seats. Minor
chips on rear left quarter panel, but well-preserved
overall. The right color and equipment.
Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $87,000. A true gem,
and an icon for Mopar collectors. Fully restored
examples can surpass $100k in today's market.
Owner was wise to decline.
#613-1972 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Coupe. SN 1Z37L2S516324. Red/two-tone red
vinyl. LHD. Odo: 35,799 miles. LT1 350-c.i.
V8, four-speed, T-tops, manual windows, inoperable
air conditioning. Engine bay appeared to
and red leather. LHD. Odo: 500 miles. Car was
like new. Just as clean as the day it was delivered
with no visible signs of wear or tear. No
reserve. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $34,450. Price was
close to current used-Prowler values, which is
nearly 25% off MSRP—still a better ROI than
the stock market.•
'58 AC Ace, $49,820, RM (pg. 28)
'58 Austin-Healey 100/6, $21,350, M (pg. 36)
'50 Jaguar Mark V DHC, $57,664, E/K (pg. 44)
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the American muscle cars, was quite good, and
Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, Illinois
November 1-2, 2002
Auctioneers: Mark Delzell and Mike Hagerman
Number of automotive lots offered: 369
Number of automotive lots sold: 165
W...#181.Sale rate: 44.7%
Sale total: $2,749,500
High: Lot #296, 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle
LS6 convertible, sold at $152,250,
including buyer's premium
Buyer's premium on sold lots included:
up to $5,499-4300; $5,500 to $9,999=$500;
$10,000 to $19,999=$600; $20,000 to
$29,999–$850; $30,000 to $39,999=$1,250;
$40,000 to $49,99941,750;
$50,000 and up=4.5%
Report by Dan Grunwald and Rick Novak
Market opinions in italics
fter seven years of presenting auctions
in Chicago, Dana Mecum really understands
what kinds of cars his buyers are
looking for. More troublesome has been
finding the right venue, since leaving Arlington
Park some years ago.
Problem solved. The Pheasant Run Convention
Center in St. Charles, Illinois, is a perfect
place to hold a collector car auction. Warm, well
ventilated and with plenty of seating and indoor
display room (along with two large tents), the
space allowed for the cars to be shown attractively.
The full-color catalog, while not up to
Christie's standards, was a huge step forward
from last year's no-catalog event.
The cars were run through at a steady rate,
and the excitement stayed high from start to finish—no
mean accomplishment in a two-day,
nearly 400-car sale.
Mecum assembled a diverse group of consignments,
from exotics to muscle cars, and the
wide appeal paid off to the tune of $2.7m. The
American segment of the sale was by far the
most exciting, with a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle
LS6 convertible bringing $152,250, proving that
the $172,800 Barrett-Jackson got for one last
January was no fluke.
A nice 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser convertible
sold for $36,250, a terrible 1976 RollsRoyce
(that was towed across the block) changed
hands for $5,500, and a 122-mile 1987 Buick
Grand National was hammered down for $21,350.
A number of excellent NCRS Top Flight and
Bloomington Gold-winning Corvettes also crossed
the block and brought decent money. A 1965 L84
convertible earned an impressive $72,628.
The quality of the automobiles, especially
left door and left quarter panel. New paint fair.
Other than parking light bezels, chrome is as
new. Left headlight looked ready to fall out.
Seats recovered. Nice wheels, detailed undercarriage.
Side curtains in trunk. Cond: 3-. SOLD
AT $21,350. Sold for $20,520 at B-J's 2002
Scottsdale sale, then sold at Spring Auburn for
$18,285. This is the highest price it has earned
all year A nice-enough car that will drive at
highway speeds all day long. Wonder why it
keeps showing up at auction?
#83-1960 AUSTIN MINI Coupe. S/N
8MK9094. Red with black top/red and black
cloth. LHD. Odo: 21,524 miles. High-back
rust and pitting on chrome. Bondo everywhere.
Cracked rear window. Dirty interior. Headliner
falling, cracked trim on sunroof. Wheel covers
look as if they were installed with a ball peen
hammer. Towed across the block. Scary. No
reserve. Cond: 5-. SOLD AT $5,300. A great
way to impress people, as long as they don't
notice the three guys needed to push it anywhere.
Keep it in your driveway and wash it
on weekends; your neighbors will never know
how bad it really is.
#357-1960 PORSCHE 356B Coupe. S/N
111199. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 25,845
miles. Stone guards, luggage rack. Restored,
with no visible rust anywhere. Floor pans and
panel gaps look good. Some pitting to chrome.
New seats, rubber floor mats and tape deck.
Clean underhood. Crankcase reportedly replaced.
Sharp paint. Cond: 2. SOLD AT
$20,850. Sold for $28,620 at Barrett-Jackson
Mecum has expanded aggressively in the
past two years, and there have been some teething
problems as his organization struggled to
keep up with its growth. The professionalism
with which this sale was conducted shows just
how well Mecum can do when they have the
time to prepare properly for an event. Most auctions
grow by word of mouth, and given the
positive buzz from the audience, I expect this
auction to be even larger and more successful
#293-1958 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100/6 Convertible.
S/N BN6L1368. White/red vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 41,329 miles. Poor fit at bottom of
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AT $24,000. Being a slushbox, bid could have
been accepted without regrets. This is no longer
1990, and there are plenty of restored and semirestored
Sills to choose from.
#34-1976 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER
SHADOW Sedan. S/N LRE23452. White/navy
leather. LHD. Overspray on weather stripping,
buckets with quilted red velour pattern out of
place. Racing seat belts, new carpet, custom
dash with full gauges. Floor pan repair evident.
Supertrapp exhaust. Decent chrome. Aluminum
valve cover and Weber carb. New wiring and
Cooper trim. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,000. The
new Mini hasn't caused prices of originals to
increase much, but it has caused them to get
more attention on the block. This was a hodgepodge
car and sold for the right price. A true
Cooper S can bring over $20,000.
#295-1974 JAGUAR XICE SIII V12 Convertible.
S/N VE1524044BW. Forest green/
green leather. LHD. Odo: 41,068 miles. Automatic.
Chrome wire wheels. Sound panel fit and
only minor paint chips on door edges. Presentable
chrome. Headrest sags a little and the door
panel shows some wear. Clean engine bay. Reportedly
restored in 1995. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD
this year, then not sold for $25,000 at Kruse 's
Spring Auburn event. A clean, cared-for
Porsche, but seller took a big hit on this one.
It 's hard to buy at B-J and resell for a profit.
#32-1973 VOLKSWAGEN THING Convertible.
S/N 183421059. Cream with blue and
green stripes. LHD. Odo: 38,515 miles. No significant
rust. Tear in driver's seat, passenger's
seat cracked. Some wires hanging down under
dash on right side. Soft top in good condition,
clean engine. Aftermarket chrome wheels are
quite rusty. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $5,000.
Kubelwagens have a strong following, and there
are not a lot ofthem left. This one was fully priced,
though, and should have been turned loose. Per-
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but the buyer paid a premium for the low mileage.
Price paid could have landed a Turbo S
model, albeit perhaps a high-mileage one.
#262-1979 FERRARI 308 GTS Spyder.
Body by Pininfarina. S/N F106A528595. Red/
black leather. LHD. Odo: 37,905 miles.
fect Acapulco models can bring $10,000 and
more, but this Thing was far from that.
#40-1974 PORSCHE 911 Coupe. S/N
9114100537. Silver/black leather. LHD. Odo:
39.272 miles. No rust, other than a small bubble
on the right door. Paint good overall, as is
chrome. Engine bay fairly clean, undercarriage
presentable. Crack in dash, headliner starting
to pull loose. Armrests don't fit properly, sun
visors sag. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,000. This 2.7liter
model had a generally unloved look about
it—even the wax applied for the sale wasn 't completely
wiped off If it runs for a year without
problems, a decent deal.
#7-1978 PORSCHE 928S Coupe. S/N
9288101003. Silver/black leather and cloth.
LHD. Odo: 63,568 miles. Paint chipped,
scratched and scraped. One headlight is foggy.
Wiper mark on windshield. Loose headliner,
shifter trim and carpet. Glovebox door doesn't
fit. Inside right door handle broken. Paint bubbling
at both door locks, poor weather stripping.
No reserve. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,100. Price
was correct for a tired old beater but be forewarned—the
first repair bill may exceed the
amount paid for the entire car
#201-1983 PORSCHE 944 Coupe. S/N
WPOAA0944DN461296. Black/black leather.
LHD. Odo: 14,072 miles. Sunroof, original
few minor nicks and scratches in paint. A little
crackling in the left quarter panel. Good panel
fit. Clean interior with no signs of dyeing. Reportedly
had major service completed at 14,000
miles. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $26,000. Last
year for the carbureted 308, which is said to be
the most powerful of the 308s, although they
have a tendency to foul plugs. All in all, a welltended-to
original example, with all the paperwork
to prove it. Fair bid.
#196-1995 FERRARI 348 GTS Spyder.
Body by Pininfarina. S/N 2FFRG43
A950099338. Yellow/black leather. LHD. Odo:
16,043 miles. Catalog states car was "repaired
in back," but has "no title flaws." Paint and panel
Kenwood tape player. Uniform panel gaps, outstanding
paint. Interior fine, except for tears in the
parking brake boot. Dirty engine looks used. Cast
wheels scratched. No reserve. Cond: 2-. SOLD
AT $18,600. A bargain if the mechanicals check
out. If they don't, 308s can't be cheap enough. The
carbureted cars like this are still far superior to
the two-valve slowpokes that followed.
#252-1979 FERRARI 308 GTS Spyder.
Body by Pininfarina. SN F106A328931. Silver/red
leather. LHD. Odo: 19,000 miles. Documented
original mileage, and looks it. Only a
hood. Headliner fabric is loose and wrinkled at
the T-tops. The interior is dirty and needs cleaning
and detailing. No reserve. Cond: 3-. SOLD
AT $2,900. Just a used car, but apparently an
honest one. I tend to be leery of turbo-equipped
cars with 100,000 miles, but if the mechanicals
holdup, this could be a fun driver Of course, it
will never be worth a penny more.
#274-1931 AMERICAN AUSTIN BAN-
TAM Roadster. S/N 1241423314. Green/beige.
LHD. Undercoating made it hard to tell if previous
work had been done to the chassis, but it
Mecum - Pheasant Run, IL
#17-1982 DATSUN 280ZX TURBO
Coupe. S/N JN 1 CZ0455CX627953. Brown.
LHD. Odo: 122,916 miles. Some door dents and
hood scratches. Paint bubbles at front corner of
may have been a smart move if it prevented rust.
Some repair visible to bottom of door and thick
paint with some chipping. Glued-down carpetstore
remnant on floor. Cond: 3. SOLD AT
$11,100. Pushed across the block, but guaranteed
to run. More unusual and crowd-pleasing
than a Model A. It really steams owners of
$100,000 classic cars when these cuties get all
the attention at local shows. Strong money.
#368-1947 WILLYS JEEP. SN J15340. Air
Force blue. LHD. Odo: 3,831 miles. Quite a
good example of a Jeep in an unusual color.
miles, one owner. Panel fit and paint nice. Interior
presentable, clean engine bay. Jiffy Lube
oil-change sticker not a plus. Cast wheels show
some surface pitting and are dirty. Tires look
like they haven't been cleaned in a long time.
Cond: 2. SOLD AT $10,000. Car seems honest
enough and wear seems to match the odometer,
fit above average. Driver's seat bolster shows
wear and passenger seat has a tear in the base
pad. Said to have had 15,000-mile servicing
done and the engine looks clean. Cond: 2. NOT
SOLD AT $48,000. Nobody wants a broken
Ferrari, but bid seems fair enough for a 348
Spyder If the repair isn't too excessive and was
properly done, this was cheap; however, many
answers are needed before spending $48k on
this question mark
- 99 r
Narrow lug tires, canvas top. Some delamination
present on the window edges. Paint cracked
and chipped in some places (it is a Jeep, after
all). Engine is clean but not detailed. Cond: 3.
NOT SOLD AT $6,000. Military vehicle col-
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Ahumada, Jurist, Hiashi, Brunkhorst, Gottinger, Rolf Meyer
MOROI 710 SPEZIAL ROADSTER Reinhold & Christe - 1934
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BENZ 320 cabriolet A - 1937
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MERCEDES-BENZ 280 SL cabriolet ex Cher - 1969
BENZ 190 SL carrera Panamericana -1963
BENZ 280 SL 6,3L -
BENZ 280 S limousine (Paris-Pekin 90)- 1970
BENZ 600 Landaulet ex Marechal Tito - 1971
BENZ 280 SE 3,5L cabriolet - 1971
BENZ 300 SL Papillon (recreation) - 1992
HORCH 853 A cabriolet - 1937
BMW Dixie - 1929
VOLKSWAGEN minibus - 1962
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lectors could probably tell me why this Jeep
didn't sell for the $6,000 bid, but I really think
it should have found a new home. Auctioneer
said it would take $12,000 to do the job.
#358-1948 CADILLAC SERIES 62 Cus-
tom Convertible. S/N 486247889. Red/tan
leather. LHD. Odo: 7,049 miles. Automatic,
newer 500-c.i. V8 with all-new drivetrain.
Tastefully built custom Cadillac. Most chrome
is very good, with some slight pitting and one
bad headlight bezel. Custom interior, dashboard
in tan leather. Stunning paint with a few
chips. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $26,000. Another
2002 Spring Auburn vet (a $31,000 nosale).
An eye-catching custom that isn't too far
out for most. If it drives as good as it looks, it
should be worth the bid. Of course, customs
can be a hard sell unless they were made by a
guy named Boyd.
#370-1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
REPLICA Convertible. S/N 4LSCOV
2161K000199. Red/white leather. LHD. Odo:
1,026 miles. Kit car built in 2001, powered by
a 350-c.i. V8. Automatic, modern instrumentation.
Wide whites are yellowing. Panels all fit
well and paint has some buffing scratches, but
car is still very presentable. Some dings and
waves in door trim strips. Cond: 2+. SOLD
AT $19,100. A good-looking kit car that almost
assuredly drives better than the original.
Still, carries about as much cachet as a Brick/in
and costs close to twice as much. And where's
the pride of ownership when you have a
#256-1957 PONTIAC STAR CHIEF CUSTOM
BONNEVILLE Convertible. S/N N/A.
White/red and white leather. LHD. Odo: 38,080
miles. Wonderbar radio. Power brakes, steering,
seats, windows. Solid undercarriage, paint
where. Kaiser taillights and Frenched headlights
with Ford bezels. 1946 Lincoln door buttons.
Perfect paint and chrome. Custom interior.
Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $35,000. Whether
you like cars customized or stock, you have to
admire the outstanding quality of work done to
this Buick. Bid wasn't too low, but the owner
felt the car was worth more. Of course, he spent
a lot more than the bid to build it.
#305-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD Convertible.
S/N D7FH38618. Red/white vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 62,297 miles. 312-c.i. V8 with fourbarrel
and automatic. Soft top only. Wide whites
this continue to climb in price. Though expensive,
this car still sold for less than the
cost of the restoration.
#271-1957 MERCURY TURNPIKE
CRUISER Convertible. S/N 57LA32074M.
Pale yellow/black and yellow leather. LHD.
Odo: 2 miles. Push-button automatic, factory
tach, memory power seat, power everything.
Tinted glass in good condition, very good trim.
Well restored. Paint on back of Continental kit
doesn't match rest of car. Nice original-looking
leather. No reserve. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT
$36,250. 1 of 1,265. A very nice restoration on
an unusual car Fairly bought and fairly sold.
With a little bit of work, car could be a #1.
#285-1957 BUICK CENTURY CUSTOM
Coupe. S/N 6D1029618. Pearl orange/off-white
leather. LHD. Odo: 27,316 miles. 2Y2 inches
chopped from top, windshield laid back, rear
glass raked forward. Smooth and shiny every-
clean but not detailed. Faded carpets may be
original. Seat covers showing some age. Fourinch
scrape on windshield. Trunk fit off slightly,
but looks to be fixable. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT
$47,250. "Patina" is a better word than
"flawed" for this car Nothing here is perfect,
but everything is good. There are so many trailer
queen Corvettes these days that we tend to overlook
the nice drivers. Sale price is on the money.
#247-1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Convertible. S/N N/A. Black/red. LHD. Odo:
1,693 miles. Non-original engine. Power top.
Paint cracks on left door and fender. Left windshield
trim peeling, front bumper pitted. New
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interior, weather stripping and top. Wiper scrape
on windshield. Undercarriage looks solid, clean
engine compartment. Cond: 2. SOLD AT
$37,250. A very nice, restored '58 with a nonoriginal
engine that shows very well. Strong
money, but if matching numbers aren? your priority,
then you can have a good looking car
while saving thousands. But you won't get top
dollar when you sell, either
#272-1959 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Convertible. S/N J59S103531. Yellow with
black coves/black leather. [ND. Odo: 89 miles.
nearly flawless. Lots of chrome, some pitted
and wavy. Tinted glass. Immaculate interior.
Fuel injection in clean engine compartment.
Top as tight as a drum. No reserve. Cond: 2.
SOLD AT $60,610. Number 572 of 630 made.
While a Bonnie will never bring the money
that a Bel Air will, properly restored ones like
with full wheel covers. Frame-off restoration.
Interior, chrome, glass and underhood all as new.
Decent repaint. Some variation in the door gaps
is the only weak spot. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD
AT $32,000. T-Birds aren't appreciating as fast
as muscle cars. Could bring more next time, but
probably not enough to merit paying more entry
fees and transport unless the owner is trucking
a load of other cars anyway.
#324-1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Convertible. S/N J58S100339. Silver/red vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 13,362 miles. 283/290 V8, fuel
injection. Frame appears solid, undercarriage is
A hot rod 'Vette. 350/350 modem fuel-injected
V8, Muncie four-speed, front disc brakes. Boyd
17" wheels. Aluminum radiator with electric
fans. Chambered exhaust. Some trim fit issues
and some worn chrome around the windshield.
Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $44,250. Custom 'Vettes
are a hard sell. Rarely are they rodded, because
they bring big money when properly restored.
This one found a buyer who could appreciate
the custom upgrades, though, and the price was
in the realm of a well-restored original.
#269-1963 FORD 300 R-CODE Coupe.
S/N N/A. Orange/orange vinyl. LHD. Odo:
1,020 miles. 427/425 V8, dual four-barrels, fourspeed.
Radio delete. Some pits and scratches
in repaint. Good panel fit. Replated chrome, but
several weak spots remain. Wiper scratches.
Interior is just okay, but probably quite origi-
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#14-1965 FORD FALCON RANCHERO
Pickup. S/N 5H27T141980. Blue/gold vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 17,639 miles. Six-cylinder, three-
nal. Clean underhood. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT
$24,100. The cheapest Ford in 1963, and very
bare-bones as such. The engine makes up for
the plain Jane feel, though. Low mileage translates
to 4,080 1/4-mile runs.
#111-1963 CHEVROLET CORVAIR
MONZA Convertible. S/N 30967W288844.
Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 74,885 miles. New
paint with some filler showing. Some chips and
cracks as well. Chrome trim and bumpers
dented. Good interior, aftermarket steering
wheel. Lots of rust repair and some welding
visible on undercarriage. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT
$2,850. A car you really can't afford to make
any better Best bet is to drive it and enjoy it as
is, and when something major breaks, send it
off to the junkyard.
#405-1964 PONTIAC LeMANS Convertible.
S/N 624P278928. Maroon/black vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 55,751 miles. Six-cylinder, automatic.
New paint and top, excellent chrome.
Interior is original and in very good condition.
Clean underhood, but not detailed. Factory front
fender-mounted mirror. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT
$12,600. A lot of money for a six-cylinder automatic,
but an extremely clean, original example.
Purchased by an astute, but sometimes overly
enthusiastic, SCM subscriber who owns Corvettes.
I will now have to find a place to store it
for the winter
#194-1964 PLYMOUTH SPORT FURY
Coupe. S/N 3441262967. Black/red and white
vinyl. LHD. Odo: 51,656 miles. New Crate 426
Street Ram V8 said to make 475 hp. Torq Thrust
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wheels. Extremely clean with great paint and an
all-new interior. Some pitting on door handles,
interior brightwork starting to show some wear.
Cond: 1, SOLD AT $18,000. A splendid car that
looks to be fast and useable. Drive anywhere and
demoralize the new-wave import road rockets.
Goldline tires, tilt and telescopic teak steering
wheel, four-speed, fuel injection. Well restored.
Good panel fit. Clean everywhere. NCRS Top
Flight and 96.6 at the Florida Regional. Cond: I.
SOLD AT $72,628. 771 1965 L84s were built at
an extra cost of $538, making it the most expensive
option for the model year Small-block convertible
with everything you could ask for Absolute
top dollar for an absolute top-notch car
#353-1965 PONTIAC GTO Convertible.
S/N 23767SP230544. Blue/blue vinyl. LHD.
Odo: 8,854 miles. 389-c.i. V8, automatic, single
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four-barrel. Redline tires. Excellent panel fit,
paint, chrome, interior and glass. No rust, well
detailed throughout. Flawless. Cond: 1. SOLD
AT $32,750. Top price for a non-Tr-Power, automatic
GTO. There was only a tiny photo in
the catalog and a one-line description. That
could make a person hopeful to catch a sleeper,
but there were just too many Goat fans out there
to let this one slip by.
#58-1966 FORD MUSTANG CT Coupe.
S/N 6F07A257836. White/white vinyl. LHD.
Odo: 88,483 miles. 289-c.i. V8, four-barrel,
automatic. Driving lights. Repair to hood and
fender. Bubbling on left door. Headlight trim
fit off. Dull brightwork around windows.
SOLD AT $18,200. A sharp drop-top Mustang
with the A-code engine and GT add-ons.
A nice buy on a five-year-old restoration. Not
an original car but will drive just like one at
a substantial savings.
#222-1966 CHEVROLET NOVA L79
Coupe. S/N 116376N113276. Black/red cloth.
LHD. Odo: 8,005 miles. 327/350 V8, fourspeed.
Protect-O-Plate. Frame-off restored. New
weather stripping. Hood and trunk fit slightly
off, but all other gaps are fine. Chrome okay,
but grille and headlight surrounds are faded.
Excellent interior. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT
$38,750. Owner wisely didn't sell at Kruse 's
February Oklahoma City sale for $24,500, al-
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speed. New paint, dents in left rear panel. Some
small chips in glass. Good chrome, worn door
handles. Clean underhood and undercarriage.
Carpets, seat, door panels and dash all different
shades or different colors. Dirty gauges. No reserve.
Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $4,500. A decent buy,
as the underlying truck seems to have been well
taken care of and a little money spent spilling it
up will bring a big return in value. You can also
haul parts for your other cars, if needed. Vintage
pickups of all types are rising in value.
#312-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Convertible. S/N 194675S107437. Red/red.
LHD. Odo: 2,218 miles. 327/375 L84 V8, fourspeed.
Two tops. Power windows, knock-offs,
Mecum - Pheasant Run, IL
Headliner wrinkled by rear window, dash poorly
painted. Underhood and undercarriage clean.
Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $7,000. A rushed attempt
at restoration was made, and lots of work will
need to be redone. A worthwhile project only if
the new owner possesses the skills to redo it
himself and values his time at 50 cents an hour
#270-1966 CHEVROLET CORVAIR
YENKO STINGER Coupe. S/N 107376
W13476. White with blue stripe/black vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 54,491 miles. 190 hp, Stinger cams,
four carbs, 3.89 Posi, dual master brake cylinder.
Certified by COPO Connection. Good gaps,
no visible rust. Paint fair, with some visible
cracks by base of left C-pillar. Some scratches
on rear window. Clean engine bay. Reportedly
does 0 to 60 in 6 seconds. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD
AT $21,500. Don Yenko was the originator of
the famed COPO racers of the '60s; this was
apparently his effort at the "ordinary guy" factory
race car About 100 of these were built in
order to qualify for SCCA racing. Bid fell
$13,500 short of reserve.
#209-1966 FORD MUSTANG Convertible.
S/N 6T08A249769. Green/black vinyl. LHD.
Odo: 275 miles. 289/225 V8, auto, luggage rack.
MCA Concours judging sheets included. Full
1997 restoration holding up well. Hood and
fender gap barely off on one side, paint slightly
wavy on hood. Everything else as new, including
undercarriage. GT upgrades. Cond: 2.
c.i. V8, automatic. Nicely restored. Strong panel
fit, excellent paint. Some scratches on bumpers.
Wood-rim steering wheel. A few small chips on
lowingfor this over-the-top price. Dog dish hubcaps
and bench seats didn't deter bidders. Neither
did the fact that its not an SS. 1966 and
'67 Novas are moving up.
#254-1966 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE
300 Coupe. S/N 131116Z I 38374. Gold/gold
cloth. LHD. Odo: 61,185 miles. 427-c.i. V8, 427
badges, radio delete, aftermarket tach, factory
windshield. Clean, undetailed engine bay.
NCRS Top Flight car with matching numbers.
Protect-O-Plate. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $32,750.
No real problems here. The automatic hurt the
price a little, but the NCRS Top Flight and original
gas tank sticker can't be argued with. Car
was well bought.
heater. Cold air induction, air cleaner ducted to
windshield base. Body straight, no rust, paint
thin in spots. Tired interior. Tear in back of
driver's seat. Clean underhood, fair glass. Cond:
2. SOLD AT $25,350. Although the 427 was
not an option in 1966, this looks like an original
racer that probably got its mileage put on
1/4 mile at a time. Basic and cheap. The beauty
is in the speed, not in the trim.
#206-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Coupe. S/N 1943775118545. Sunfire yellow/
black leather. LHD. Odo: 66,123 miles. 327-
#264-1968 SHELBY GT500 KR Fastback.
SIN 8TO2R21604404275. Red/black vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 29,408 miles. Reportedly original
engine, transmission, interior and paint. Interior
shows some wear, but is holding up well.
Trunk lid fit slightly off. No major flaws to
chrome or paint. Listed in Shelby Registry as
"present owner not known." Cond: 2. NOT
SOLD AT $49,000. 1968 was the first year
Shelby Mustangs were produced in Ionia, Michigan,
instead ofCalifornia. A clean Mustang that
is ready to be driven. Will turn heads wherever
it goes. Bid was realistic, but owner wanted a
few thousand more.
#298-1968 SHELBY GT500 Fastback.
S/N 8102S13454500992. Black/black vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 9,277 miles. Appears to be rust-free
with good glass. A few droops and chips in shiny
paint, which looks to be several coats. Cond: 2.
NOT SOLD AT $41,000. This one a toss
No, it isn't a "real,"high-performance '65-'66
Shelby, but it far from a stock Mustang. Prices
of these GT500s have really been climbing, so
bid was not insulting. There is probably real
upside to this car as well.
#296-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE
LS6 Convertible. S/N 136670L158189. Eng.#
39651. Black with white stripes/black vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 50,271 miles. 454/450 V8. Rock
crusher four-speed, Positraction, bucket seats,
console, full gauge package, cowl induction. Reportedly
the first LS6 Chevelle convertible built.
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cars are not as common as the 1955-57 variety,
and this was a great example. At the sale price,
there is plenty ofupside in Scottsdale, Monterey,
or other high-end venues. I'm sure we'll see this
car again. Well bought.
Convertible. S/N 30867S113745. Blue/blue.
LHD. Odo: 58,949 miles. 327/340 V8, Hurst
of body repair in the trunk area. Engine could be
detailed to a higher standard. Good finish and overall
panel fit. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $25,440.
A model with a limited following. The consignor
could have pulled the string with no regrets.
1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR Con-
vertible. S/N VC57N205528. Black/red and
black. LHD. Odo: 301 miles. 283-c.i. V8, automatic.
Fresh restoration with only break-in
miles. Excellent paint, fit and finish, with all
new rubber. Outstanding chrome and fully detailed
to a high standard. Continental kit, dual
antennas. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $47,500.
Might have brought a higher bid if done in red,
but an excellent car nonetheless. '57 Bel Air
convertible buyers have a lot to choose from,
but the seller was wise to decline this offer. We 'II
see this car again, probably in Arizona.
dan. S/N E4006669. Coral/gray cloth. LHD.
Odo: 13,501 miles. Automatic. Quickie auction
respray with visible orange peel. Dented and
four-speed, radial tires, two tops, matching numbers.
Amateur respray, poor chrome on bumpers,
scratched sill plates. Pitted chrome air cleaner,
poor engine detailing, rips in driver's seat. A
tired-looking driver. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT
$31,750. Corvette buyers are very picky, and
for the price offered here a better example could
be purchased. The 1963 convertible is the poor
stepchild to the 1963 split-window coupe, and
most Sting Ray buyers prefer 1965-67 models.
All the money and then some.
1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Coupe. S/N 194376S111834. Blue/white
leather. LHD. Odo: 10,921 miles. Automatic,
327/300 V8, factory air conditioning. Orange
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scratched stainless trim, pitted chrome, musty
odor in the interior, with dirty carpeting.
Scratched glass. A scary, chrome-laden behemoth.
. NOT SOLD AT $6,678. There
is no upside in this money pit, as the rechrome
bill alone will be greater than the GNP of most
third-world countries. If the bid was real, then
two misguided folks met—one to offer the high
bid, and the other to decline it.
1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA Con-
vertible. S/N F58J238330. Red/red. LHD. Odo:
138 miles. 348-c.i. V8, automatic. Wonderbar
radio and power steering. Huge eye appeal, with
every detail attended to. Flawless paint, excellent
detailing, great fit on all panels. A crowd
favorite. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $57,240. These
V8, four-speed. Repro knock-offs, scratched
sills and rockers, sanding scratches on glass.
Incorrect seatbelts, wood-rim steering wheel
painted with high gloss, aftermarket radio. Orange
peel in paint, complete major front collision
repair. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $49,820. If
speed. An original California car. Beautifully restored
and hard to fault in any area. One of 517
equipped with a four-speed gearbox. Original
sticker price of $5,022.03. Cond: 1. NOT
SOLD AT $111,300. A very well-executed restoration
that will always be a blue-chip investment.
Barrett-Jackson got $112k for one last
year, but that may be a hard amount to replicate
outside the Valley of the Sun.
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peel in paint, overspray on rocker panels, incorrect
tires. Lack of detailing to interior and
engine compartment. Evidence of front-end
collision repair. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT
$27,825. Some detailing might have brought a
few thousand more, but in its current condition,
even with factory air conditioning, the amount
offered here was right on the money.
1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Coupe. S/N 19437S115724. Mosport Green/
black leather. LHD. Odo: 117 miles. 427/425
signs of an older restoration. Scratched sill
plates and rear bumper. Still shows well, and
equipped with air conditioning. A very desirable
car in the right color. Cond: 2-. SOLD
AT $54,325. The minor flaws on this car can
be remedied very easily, and production was
limited. If you're a Mustang fan, then this is
on your top ten list. Well bought.
cracking in the rubber trim, paint bubble behind
driver's door. Evidence of front-end body
work, faded gauges, scratched console. Incorrect
Goldline tires, but with matching numbers
and power steering. Cond: 3. SOLD AT
$32,065. Automatic Sting Ray coupes in this
condition are not scarce commodities, and they.
will continue to languish in this price range.
Considering the condition of this car, the seller
did well and should have no regrets.
1968 SHELBY MUSTANG GT350
Convertible. S/N BT03J20503028. Red/black.
LHD. Odo: 58,195 miles. 350-c.i. V8, fourspeed.
Ex-Reggie Jackson. Starting to show the
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this car could talk and only say one word, it
would be "ouch." The major front collision
damage was poorly repaired and obvious even
to the most casual observer. Yes, it 's a 427,
but considering the car 's condition, this was
all the money.
1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Coupe. S/N 194377S111631. Yellow/white vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 25,833 miles. Automatic, 327/
300 V8. Ripples in rear bumpers, some
1968 SHELBY GT500 KR Convert-
ible. S/N 8TO3R21103503908. Black/black.
LHD. Odo: 37,452 miles. 428/355 V8, four
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#422-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Convertible. S/N 194678S418484. Green/
green. LHD. Odo: 17,757 miles. 427/435 V8,
ing engine detailing with the Cobra Jet engine.
Great fit and finish, straight chrome very
shiny. Interior rippled and wrinkled. Seat covers
inconsistent with the rest of the car. Cond:
2. SOLD AT $31,800. It always surprises me
when an owner who has paid so much attention
to a car 's exterior fails to apply the same
attention to detail on the interior As the corrections
are minor, this was a fair transaction
for both parties.
four-speed, matching numbers. Incorrect tires,
some chipping in paint. Fresh glass and chrome.
Not an NCRS Duntov car, but not far off. Cond:
2. NOT SOLD AT $48,760. With some minor
work, this car could become a concours-level
contender The right bidders just weren't in the
audience. Another $5,000 should work.
#583-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO Convertible.
S/N I Z4678L322309. Red/black.
LHD. Odo: 95,439 miles. 350/300 V8, automatic,
tilt steering, aftermarket air conditioning.
Scratched glass, some dented stainless trim,
#491-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS
Z/28 Coupe. S/N 124379L527093. Orange/
black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 68,038 miles. 302/290
V8, four-speed. Fantastic restoration with no
thin market, but one with very deep pockets. The
bid was respectable; declining it may not have
been the smartest move for the seller
#527-1969 SHELBY GT350 Fastback.
S/N 9F02M480416. Royal Maroon/black vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 60,593 miles. 351/290 V8, automatic.
Ram air, AM/FM stereo. Great fit and
driver-quality paint. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT
$23,500. Seemed like a fair bid for 'just a car:"
With readily available Camaro parts, this car
could be greatly improved. But would it bring a
higher bid? Should have sold.
#503-1969 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1
Coupe. S/N 9R0ZR149663. Yellow/white.
LHD. Odo: 50,310 miles. 428-c.i. V8, automatic.
Fresh professional paint and outstand-
four-speed. Certified by ZL I organization of
Lombard, Illinois. Original COPO 9560optioned
car. Fully detailed to high standards
with a flawless finish. Trunk fit slightly off and
minor scratches in windshield. Cond: 1-. NOT
SOLD AT $143,100. COPOs trade in a very
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console with complete factory gauges. A
great car. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $34,980. Hard to
fault anything on this restoration. Camaros of
this quality and horsepower are always in demand.
This consignor brought ten high-end
horsepower and restoration consignments displayed
behind velvet ropes. Well bought.
#490-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO
COPO Coupe. S/N 124379N613633. Green/
black. LHD. Odo: 67,758 miles. 427/450 V8,
finish on all panels. A very fresh restoration.
Only minor flaws, such as dented sill plates and
some minor interior scratches, all of which can
be fixed for far less than the buyer's premium.
Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $41,075. Shelby Mustangs
are an icon in the muscle car marketplace, and
at this price point with this quality of restoration,
it was a fair transaction for the consignor
and the bidder
#466-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE
LS6 Coupe. S/N 136370K200853. Black/black.
LHD. Odo: 55,522 miles. 454/450 V8, automatic.
Matching numbers, factory sport steering
wheel, defogger, bucket seats. Everything
correct on a flawless restoration; all NOS
parts. Looks better than new without being
over-restored. Cond: 1+. NOT SOLD AT
$60,420. The only thing that could have made
it worth more is a four-speed transmission.
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#463-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE LS6
Convertible. S/N 136670B143203. Blue/black.
LHD. Odo: 69,098 miles. 454/450 V8, fourspeed.
An over-the-top restoration that
NOT SOLD AT $33,920. An automatic Hemi
that showed some telltale signs of being owned
by a hot rodder rather than an automotive historian.
Given the overall condition of this car
and the lack of a manual transmission, the bid
was a fair representation of its value.
#524-1975 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Convertible. S/N 1Z67J5S400912. Blue/blue
leather. LHD. Odo: 1,825 miles. 350/300 V8,
couldn't be faulted in any way. AM/FM 8-track,
cowl induction, matching numbers. The Holy
Grail for high-performance Chevelle lovers.
Original sticker price of $4,723.30. Cond: 1+.
NOT SOLD AT $190,800. The high-end muscle
market is a game of musical chairs. When the
music stops, someone is going to be standing
(Ferrari owners, remember 1990?). Was an excited
chandelier bidding? Yes, it's a convertible
with a 450-hp engine, but it's still a Chevelle.
#480-1970 DODGE CHALLENGER
Coupe. S/N JS23U0B320529. Plum Crazy/
black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 98,029 miles. 440/375
four-speed. Last year of the "shark" body convertibles.
Frame-off restoration with excellent
paint, fit and finish. Fresh interior, matching
numbers. Engine modified internally to produce
300 hp. Repro bumper covers. Cond: 1-. NOT
SOLD AT $24,380. Lots of eyeball and done to
a high standard. It could not be duplicated for
the price offered here. Find the right bidders
and this car is worth 15% more.•
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V8, four-speed. Broadcast sheet, rotisserie restoration,
pistol grip shifter. Slight orange peel
on paint, minor scratches on aluminum trim,
sanding scratches on glass. Good panel fit and
a detailed engine. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $37,206.
Challengers and Barracudas with high-performance
packages have escalated greatly in the
past 24 months. A year ago this car would have
been around $25k. The rising tide of muscle car
demand raises all ships.
#516-1970 PLYMOUTH GTX Coupe.
SN RS23R0A193017. Blue/white vinyl. LHD.
Odo: 51,984 miles. 426-c.i. Hemi V8, automatic,
matching numbers. Interior soiled, incorrect
oversize tires, add-on ignition equipment.
Good panel fit and exterior finish. Cond: 2-.
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0.....00000 Portland, Oregon
November 2, 2002
Auctioneer: Mitch Silver
Number of automotive lots: 90
Number of automotive lots sold: 36
Sale rate: 40%
Sale total: $207,585
High: Lot #62, 1987 Porsche 911 Taiga, $19,425,
including buyer's premium
Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 5%
Report by David Slama
Market opinions in italics
t Hot August Nights, Mitch Silver hammered
down more than $10m in sales,
and 790 cars crossed the block. It was a
little different in Portland, where just 90
lots were offered, and 36 sold. That's 68 fewer
cars than were entered here in April 2002, and 25
fewer than at this same sale a year ago.
The crowd wasn't particularly large or enthusiastic,
and the Silver gang worked hard to
sell the cars that they did. From my perspective,
this sale wasn't a reflection of anything going
on in the economy at large, it was just an off
weekend, which happens to everyone now and
Of the sold cars, 27 were American-built.
They ranged in price from a meager $1,050 for
a 1981 Cadillac Eldorado to $18,690 for a 1937
Chevrolet hot rod. The auction's top sale, however,
was a 1987 Porsche 911 Targa, with a complete
color change, that was bought for $19,425.
The average sale price at the auction—$5,766—
was still less than a nice Swiss watch.
There were some good cars. A handsome
1983 Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet—without service
records—stalled at $24,000, $5,000 short
of reserve, and an apparently well-maintained
1980 Rolls-Royce Corniche attracted just
$21,500, well below its $30,000 reserve. It was
clear that bidders were interested mostly in highmileage,
Mitch Silver was particularly enthusiastic
about a 1962 VW Beetle, recently aroused from
a 14-year hibernation. He declared it "the most
original Bug" he'd seen. Or at least, it was surely
the most original 1962 Bug he had seen at this
auction. It was complete with all its paperwork,
period-correct AAA maps and Cousteau Society
decals. But all the period regalia wasn't
enough to push the bidding past $6,500, and the
owner putt-putted home in his mobile piece of
This fall auction, like the Portland Silver
auctions that have preceded it, demonstrated
once again that Oregonians prefer Gore-Tex to
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mink and Chevys to Ferraris. Maybe it has
something to do with all the Granola-burgers
#102-1990 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE
Sedan. S/N CRK50105. Black/black leather
with red piping. LHD. Odo: 29,511 miles. JVC
dinged and scratched chrome, worn all-season
tires. Porous black rubber bumper covers, chips
in paint around door handles. Tacky Porsche decals
on hood and fenders. Cond: 4. SOLD AT
$2,835. If the new owner can peel off the "look,
it's a Porsh" stickers while leaving just half the
paint intact, and the rear suspension isn't rusty,
he made a great buy.
#29-1974 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SLC
Coupe. S/N 10702210000007. White/blue
leather. LHD. Odo: 109,168 miles. Euro
involving the question, "Do you know what a
Mondial's worth?" No paperwork, so the $3,000
question is whether or not the 30,000-mile service
has been done. Bid fair enough.
CD player, new Michelins. Purchased in Paris,
dealer maintained. Original paint with swirls and
two-inch scrape in fenders. Scratches in door
wood, dry leather, aged driver door handle.
Chrome bezel loose around left headlight. Cond:
3+. NOT SOLD AT $21,500. A well-presented
stately express. Only the space shuttle costs
more to repair which must have been on the
bidders' minds. Market valuefor a nice S2 coupe
is between $25,000 and $30,000.
#41-1962 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
Coupe. S/N 9523510. White/vinyl. LHD. Odo:
56,476 miles. Stored since 1988 and driven from
Arizona to Portland. $1,200 worth of receipts.
#58-1977 DATSUN 280Z Coupe. S/N
HLS30412490. Gold/white vinyl. LHD. Odo:
116,457 miles. Five-speed. One owner, owner's
lights and bumpers. Cracked dash. Lumpy,
saggy worn seats. Torn right center armrest, oxidation
in right doorjamb. Broken antenna, loose
rear bumper rubber. Major paint chip on hood,
chips on edge of left door, peeling paint on interior
louvers. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $6,600.
A legally imported car, but what 's that worth
when the car is used up and it has a tiny motor
compared to US models? Bid was not far from
the reserve; the seller is going to have to look
far to get more.
#51-1983 MERCEDES-BENZ 380SEC
Coupe. S/N WDBCA43A4DB004194. Dark
blue/gray leather. LHD. Odo: 171,468 miles.
All service records. Original, except for antenna,
tires and fuel filter. Engine sounds strong. Faded
right rear taillight, dull paint, three nicks in left
door. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $6,500. The
perfect rhythmic sputtering of the 1200-cc opposing-four
drew a crowd. It was the auction's
sentimental favorite, but there were no serious
Beetle buyers in the audience. Still coveted by
its current owner, perhaps a little too much.
#64-1974 PORSCHE 914 Targa. S/N
4742913944. Bronze/black vinyl. LHD. Odo:
59,713 miles. Four-speed. Receipts. Rip in
driver's seat. Rust bubbles above front bumper,
Polished wheels with gold accents. Cracked rubber
on left rear window, condensation in left
headlight. Door dings. Chips and scratches on
half of the panels. Aged leather, discolored headliner,
dash cover. Missing seat switches, worn
window switches. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $5,565.
A testament to Mercedes engineering, this
171,000-mile car was in nearly the same condition
as the 1990 ZR1 with 30,000 miles (Lot
#31). Full money for a high-mileage, smalldisplacement
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#78-1983 FERRARI MONDIAL Convert-
ible. S/N ZFFMC15A4D0047829. Red/tan
leather. LHD. Odo: 27,954 miles. New TRX
tires, aftermarket stereo with amp in rear trunk,
six-CD changer. Top like new. Leather only
slightly worn, ashtray cover scratched, hardwired
radar detector. Dusty engine, minor dings
in air dam and bumper. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD
AT $24,000. The only Ferrari offered, and the
impetus for several mobile-phone conversations
manual. HVAC controls worn, heater may not
work. Torn passenger seat, soft and cushy driver's
seat. Tweaked glove box door, paint peeling near
right headlight. Cracked dash, loose louvers.
Owned by a smoker. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT
$3,200. Just a dull, used Japanese car Stuck out
like a bum at an Eagles concert amongst the welldressed
muscle car backdrop. The original 240s
and more classic 260s will appreciate before this
car Bid was fair enough.
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#106-1960 NASH METROPOLITAN Se-
dan. S/N E75553. Turquoise/turquoise and
white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 87,112 miles. Nev,
shocks, leaf springs and generator. Faded paint,
hood hinge broken. Gas gauge broken, cracked
ignition switch, chipped dash. Right door panel
loose. Disintegrating rubber, rusty trunk,
chipped windshield. Chrome okay. Cond: 4.
NOT SOLD AT $4,200. An ugly duckling that
appears to have had a hard life. I wonder how
many owners it took to put 87,000 miles on this
car If nice, these can be $7,500 toys. This example
was far from nice.
#74-1962 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS Convertible.
S/N 0R21871217529. Red/black vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 100,039 miles. Automatic, V8.
Factory air conditioning, twin spotlights.
hood. Minor dent in front bumper. Front seats
dingy, faded seat belts, nice dash, perfect carpet,
aged plastic door handle trim. Cond: 3. NOT
SOLD AT $15,000. A reasonable bid for a nice
Silver - Portland, OR
bubble in paint on rear fenders, nicks in chrome,
crazing in black stripe, aged door rubber. Cond:
2. SOLD AT $17,325. Nicely aged with a classic
muscular presence. Odds are some
Power brakes, top and steering. Plastic door pulls
worn, ashtray used and dented, faded chrome in
rear fascia. Paint has slight imperfections everywhere.
Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $14,500. A
decent older restoration that would look great
from the curb at your town's next Fourth ofJuly
parade. High bid was $5,500 short of reserve,
although $20k seems awfully strong to me for a
car with these flaws.
#79-1964 BUICK SKYLARK Convertible.
SIN 3K3023129. White/white vinyl. LHD. Odo:
95,126 miles. Owner's manual, ST 300 transmission.
Power steering, brakes and top. Bought
car in need of only a weekend's worth of fixes.
Offered post blockfor $16,500. GS400s are relatively
rare, but don't command the values that
Chevys of the same era do.
vertible. S/N 123678N465315. Red/black vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 52,971 miles. Three-speed, V8.
1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO Con-
attention will have to be directed toward the
car 's well-rested mechanicals, but unless a
complete overhaul is needed, the car was
#53-1975 CADILLAC ELDORADO Convertible.
S/N 6L67S5Q40067. White/burgundy
leather. LHD. Odo: 104,105 miles. Dirty carpet,
worn door handles. "Stop engine" light on.
new in Portland. Chips in glovebox door, worn
driver's door trim. Seat vinyl yellowing, imperfect
door fit, poor paint touch-up on trunk
and fenders. Scraped front bumper. Cond: 3+.
NOT SOLD AT $8,500. Local, original car
with lots of patina. Bid was $1,000 short of a
very modest reserve.
#48-1965 FORD COMET CALIENTE
Convertible. S/N 276D65L750685. Red/black
vinyl. LHD. Odo: 68,078 miles. Clean engine
Carpet, seats and door panels look new. Pitted
steering wheel. Opaque driving lights. Worn air
vent, hood marred. Slight paint chip in trunk lid,
poor paint prep on right front fender, scrape above
right front tire. Rear bumper scratched. Cond: 2.
NOT SOLD AT $14,400. A decent overall restoration
on a low-mileage car Not a national
concours contender, but lots of eyeball. How
about yarding out the floor-shift three speed and
putting in a proper four? Price was $2,500 low.
#32-1970 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA
Coupe. S/N BH23C0E103571. Orange/black
vinyl. LHD. Odo: 77,677 miles. Hurst-type
shifter, automatic, 340-c.i V8, aftermarket
Cracked paint on trunk, orange peel on hood,
faded paint overall. Loose trunk trim and left
headlight. Fiberglass top cover chipped and
cracked, touched-up chips on leading edge of
left door. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $5,700.
A tired and tarnished symbol of the "mine is
bigger than yours" '70s. A half-hearted detailing
would have inspired additional bidding.
Instead, the amount offered was consistent
with the tawdry presentation. What was
the seller thinking?
#31-1990 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
ZR1 Coupe. S/N I G I YZ23J5L5801158. Black/
red leather. LHD. Odo: 29,978 miles. Six-speed.
bay. Dented left front fender chrome, crazed
chrome door handles. Pitted gauge cluster pod,
repaired right door pull, cloudy rearview mirror.
Perfect carpet, seats and top. Bowed left kick panel.
Lots and lots of paint chips. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD
AT $10,000. An exterior someone with a white
cane would love, an interior they would marry.
This rarely seen drop-top had too many flaws to
reach its $14,000 reserve. Bid was plenty.
#13-1967 BUICK GS400 Convertible. S/N
446677H322169. Red/red vinyl. LHD. Odo:
50,502 miles. New top. Small dent in left rear
fender, soft paint with scratches, slight dent in
steering wheel. 20-year-old respray above average,
but overspray around left door handle and
orange peel on mirrors. Engine bay painted and
clean. New carpet and interior. Dash perfect,
chrome strong. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT
$16,600. Fully restored from the headlights to
the taillights, but the finished product looks like
a glossy makeover rather than a redo to stock
standards. Bid was a little light—these big-body
Plymouths are going up in value.
#30-1970 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28
Coupe. S/N 124870L509465. Silver with black
stripes/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 46,624 kms.
Four-speed. 12-bolt Posi, factory tach and gauge
package, rear window defrost. Original interior,
repainted 20 years ago, stored since 1987. Rust
Worn leather shift knob, top and door rubber.
Plastic on center console bowed, swirl marks
in paint. Driver's power seat switch is melted,
seats dingy but not torn. Curb rash on rear
wheels. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $18,000.
Driven hard and put away soaked; this car is
screaming for help. A quick spruce job only
makes it more depressing. A strong-sounding
Lotus-engineered V8 wasn't enough to generate
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snowbirds haven't yet fmished their mass winter
migration. With that in mind, it's no surprise
that the sale total was nearly $500,000 less than
February 2002. More telling, the gross bounced
back from post-September 11 woes, matching
November 2000's total: $2.8m.
Palm Springs Exotic Car Auction
Palm Springs, California
November 23-24, 2002
Auctioneers: Gene Ratcliffe
Number of automotive lots: 332
Number of automotive lots sold: 203
Sale rate: 61.1%
Sale total: $2,807,858
High: Lot #272, 2000 Ferrari 456 GT coupe, sold
at $120,750, including buyer's premium
Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 5%
Report by Chip Buldoni
Market opinions in italics
here's a lot to be said for consistency.
Keith McCormick and wife Desley started
their biannual Palm Springs Exotic Car
Auction in November 1985. It has survived
the go-go '80s and the dot-corn '90s.
While other bigger and flashier auction companies
have come and gone, this past November's
sale was McCormick's 33rd in the desert.
Typically, the November auction is not quite
as busy as the February sale, likely because the
There were the usual garden-variety European
sports cars on the grounds of the Palm
Springs Convention Center. Six Ferraris—some
with eight cylinders, some with 12, all built
since 1977—were offered, and four changed
hands. The selection was appetizingly broad,
and included early American land yachts, like
a 1955 Desoto Fireflite; '70s exotics, like a
Lamborghini Urraco and a Maserati Ghibli
coupe; and modern luxury cars, like a BMW
M6 and a 2000 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph. And
in case you were wondering, the obligatory
Excalibur showed up, selling post-block for
Highlights include a 1958 Edsel Bermuda
station wagon that brought an earth-shattering
$25,200. As if this were not enough, the buyer
plans on entering it in Barrett-Jackson's sale this
year, and turning a profit. A nearly new Ferrari
456 GT coupe topped all dollar-earners with a
sale price of $120,750.
Many of the buyers and sellers present at
this sale were regulars at the annual BarrettJackson,
Monterey and Auburn auctions. This
says quite a bit about the level of professionalism
throughout McCormick's operation.
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#170-1954 JAGUAR XK 120 Coupe. S/N
5681354. Red/tan. LHD. Odo: 70,436 miles.
Owner has restoration receipts totaling $60,000,
and car has been driven 800 miles on tours since.
JCNA first place in 2001 for the western region.
Practically flawless. Chrome wires. Cond:
I-. SOLD AT $44,625. Bought by an SCM subscriber.
The restoration was done to a very high
standard, and the car has been sorted out on
the road. Top price for a coupe, but a top car as
well. Now, where's that Vintage Air brochure?
#380-1957 JAGUAR XK 140 Convertible.
S/N N/A. Green/tan. LHD. Odo: 11,509 miles.
Rally lights. Dealer plate. Excellent restoration
that can't be faulted. Nicely done and presented.
Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $61,500. Some think
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neous paint chips. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT
$24,500. A 20-footer, but I would only rechrome
the _front grille and drive it. Spending any more
to correct the cosmetics would be a losing battle.
#367-1972 MGB Convertible. S/N
GHN54C288969. Orange/black. LHD. Odo:
13,013 miles. Nice aftermarket wood steering
series, with superior handling to the 120s, and
more classic styling than the 150s. They have been
climbing in price, but this wasn't an insulting bid.
#123-1961 LAND ROVER SERIES II Utility
Vehicle. S/N 141101244. Green and beige/
black. RHD. Fog lights. Original military vehicle,
and plenty of body scars to prove it. Right
play in open 356 land. Yes, there are cheaper
examples out there, but you really wouldn't
want to own one.
#430-1966 PORSCHE 911 Coupe. S/N
N/A. Black/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 3,828 miles.
Has certificate of authenticity from Porsche with
wheel. Early small bumpers. No flaws to interior.
Some small chips on nose. Gauges clear.
Sides straight. Possibly original paint and miles.
Very nice overall. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT
$8,200. Good, solid, unrestored Bs are getting
harder and harder to find. They have been so
cheap for so long that most have been treated
horribly This car could have brought $10,000
#446-1974 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR III
Coupe. S/N 2211396. Red/tan. LHD. Odo:
86,597 miles. 440/330 Chrysler V8, automatic.
door fit abhorrent. Paint applied with a broom.
Runs great, but looks like a toad. Cond: 5.
NOT SOLD AT $4,800. Restored Landys can
go for up to $20,000, but this one was no bargain
at the amount bid. Wrong-side-drive cars
are a tough sell to begin with, and beat-up
ones even more difficult.
#181-1962 JAGUAR XICE S13.8 Convert-
ible. S/N N/A. White/tan. LHD. Odo: 842 miles.
Covered headlights. Older paint holding up well,
Current California tags. Doors, hood, rear lid
all aligned properly. Interior very nice. Except
for some minor chrome and detail nits to
pick, car looks good. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD
AT $14,500. These are acquired tastes, with
their thirsty Mopar engines and ponderous
bodywork. Hard to imagine the seller getting
much more for it.
with only a few mars. Interior fair but unexciting.
Front bumper pitted, as are taillight surrounds.
Door handles faded. For another $1,000,
chrome could be fixed. Dealer plates. Chrome
wires. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. Fixing
the trim will go a long way towards getting
bidders excited. If the seller didn't care enough
to take care of it, and it's so visible, what unseen
things did he leave untouched? Auctions
are about romance, after all.
#371-1964 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk III
convertible. S/N N/A. Red/black. LHD. Odo:
78,786 miles. Front grille and bumper pitted.
Paint on left quarter panel checked. Damage to
trunk lid hinges. Good door fit. Miscella-
Single-grille model with drum brakes, California
plates. Door and deck lid fit fine. Sides
straight. Great gaps. Nice and shiny. Cond: 2.
SOLD AT $34,125. Sold post-block after a
high bid of $29,500. It looks like $30k is starting
to be the admission charge if you want to
#178-1960 PORSCHE 356B Convertible.
S/N 88558. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 6,135 miles.
Super 90 engine, Nardi wood steering wheel.
engine, VIN and color information. Was leather,
is now vinyl. Three-inch-wide Simpson-style
seat belts. Fog lights. Older restoration. Engine
detailed cheaply, with no thought or care. Cond:
3-. SOLD AT $10,395. If this car runs out
nicely, it was a very, very good deal. Collectors
have started to wake up and discover just how
much fun these SWB cars are to drive, and Europeans
love them as they are eligible for so
many vintage events across the pond.
#188-1967 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SE
Convertible. S/N N/A. Blue/tan. LHD. Odo:
41,000 miles. Automatic. Tonneau cover doesn't
fit correctly, faded chrome on taillights, but older
restoration is holding up well nonetheless. Interior
leather still smells like new. Older California
plates, which expired in June 2001.
Owner has a stack of receipts. Cond: 2-. NOT
SOLD AT $26,000. 3,127 built from 1962-67.
Bid was light by about $5,000.
#349-1973 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
Convertible. S/N 1532994424. Pearl white/
gray. LHD. Odo: 81,847 miles. California registration
expired in 1996. Interior completely
redone with incorrect material. Repaint executed
in non-original pearlescent white. Clean, but has
been sitting for six years. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT
$6,825. Sold post-block after a high bid of
$6,200. After six years ofhibernation, the condi-
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tion ofthe mechanicals is anybody's guess. Still,
a decent deal for a car that continues to have a
following. Clean it up, make a few grand.
#294-1988 BMW M6 Coupe. S/N
WBAEE1416J2561631. Red/tan. LHD. Odo:
23,281 miles. 256-hp 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine.
Aftermarket 17" wheels. Clean interior,
have the immediate appeal of a Ferrari. Further,
those who know them are aware ofjust how
expensive parts are. I would peg this car at $30k.
#189-1977 FERRARI 308 GTB Coupe.
S/N 22109. Red/red. LHD. Odo: 29,578 miles.
Large Pininfarina decals on sides. Leather starting
to crack. hut rest of interior is holding up.
#125-1987 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER. Body
by Pininfarina. S/N ZARBA541XG1037329.
Black/tan. LHD. Odo: 134,502 miles. Faded
with only slight wear. Exterior looks sharp. A
very well-presented car with low miles. Cond:
2. SOLD AT $28,350. Cost $46,500 when new.
A real rocket ship for not much money. Question:
just how careful do you think the previous
owner was with it? Only driven on Sundays?
Never revved to redline? Want to buy a bridge?
#13I-1968 MASERATI GHIBLI Coupe.
S/N AM115890. Red/tan. LHD. Odo: 48,150
miles. 4.7-liter V8. Excellent brightwork all
Panel fit outstanding. Smooth and shiny paint.
Other than seats, clean and fresh throughout.
Well cared for. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $27,038.
These cars usually sell from $22,000 to $26,000,
but most ofthose are used-up money pits. A loved
308 at $28,000 is a good deal, especially a carb
car, as they are so much faster than the later
injected ones. Now, lose the extra stickers,
#288-1980 FIAT 124 Spider. Body by
Pininfarina. SN 124C50A00167624. White/red.
LHD. Odo: 15,193 miles. No top, only frame.
side window trim. Small ding in left quarter
panel. Windshield scratched. Front seat inserts
replaced nicely. Reserve set at $4,600. Cond:
3+. NOT SOLD AT $3,900. Overall a nice
driver; but has too many miles to be worth much
more. These poor old Spiders don't age gracefully,
and the cost of an Alfa Botox treatment to
make them frisky again will be more than they
#286-1988 ALFA ROMEO GRADUATE
Spider. Body by Pininfarina. S/N
ZARBA5648J1062311. Beige/brown. LHD.
Odo: 119,170 miles. Missing right rear hubcap.
around. Highly detailed in and out. New tires.
Lower front panel around bumper nice and
straight, which is a rarity on older cars. Hood
fit slightly askew. Reserve set at $35,000. Cond:
2+. NOT SOLD AT $23,000. Ghiblis are hard
to get good money for at auction, as they don't
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Cobwebs everywhere. Repaint cheaply done, left
rear taillight broken. Steering wheel pitted. Mileage
claimed to be original, which wouldn't be
out of the question. No reserve. Cond: 5+. SOLD
AT $1,313. Bought by me. Next up: a detailing,
a new top and a 'for sale" sign. Stay tuned.
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Rear carpet worn and sun damaged. Seats torn.
Cracked windshield. Original paint still looks
pretty good. Miscellaneous chips in front and
on mirrors. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $1,900.
Sold for $1,943 here last year in virtually the
same condition, with 179 fewer miles. If the
seller expects any more, he's going to have to
do some detail work. These are disposable cars,
bought on emotion alone.
#242-1989 FERRARI MONDIAL Convertible.
Body by Pininfarina. S/N
ZFFC33A5K00811959. Red/tan. LHD. Odo:
24,527 miles. US car sold new to Steve Harris
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Imports of Salt Lake City. 1989 window sticker
for $97,000. No plates. Interior nice, paint presentable.
Clean. A well-kept driver. No evidence
of 30,000-mile service. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD
AT $48,500. Mondial values just slide, and slide,
and slide. Ask our editor—he knows from painful
experience. Whatever you pay for this car, it
will be worth less next year; make sure you are
driving it enough to get your fun out of it.
#302-1991 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER
VELOCE. S/N ZARBB42N6M6008716. Red/
tan. LHD. Odo: 63,045 miles. Owner by car to
Tires show wear, but rest of car looks good. A
very nice driver, but there are many 456s to
choose from. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $120,750.
In the Ferrari Market Letter, the '97 456s have
asking prices of $120k. Wonder what those sellers
have been smoking? This is real money for
a 2000 automatic. 2+2s have to be bought for
pleasure, not as an investment.
#321-1972 DATSUN 240Z Coupe. S/N
HL53071830. Yellow/black. LHD. Odo: 85,012
speed, hard top. Old California yellow-andblack
plates. Full frame-off restoration in
2001. Doors, hood and trunk gaps all good.
Looks and sounds great. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT
$45,675. It may not be a fuelie, but the dual
fours look good when the hood is opened, and
any competent mechanic can keep them adjusted.
Price was fair, maybe even a small
bargain given the quality of the car
#232-1958 EDSEL BERMUDA Station
Wagon. SN UBRT700053. Green, faux wood
trim/green and crème. LHD. Odo: 69,392 miles.
McCormick Palm Springs, CA
know why someone would do this unless it was
in a wreck (or owned by someone with more
money than brains). Outstanding paint. Front
bumper hanging low on left side. Cond: 2.
SOLD AT $74,550. An odd car Altered body
work is a huge question mark. Buyer is taking a
gamble on this one, and spent more money than
I would have.
#272-2000 FERRARI 456 GT Coupe. S/N
ZFFWP50A7Y0119267. Silver/gray. LHD.
Odo: 11,558 miles. Automatic. Dealer plate.
Old, but nicely patinated. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT
$23,363. 2,550 were produced in 1956. Weighing
close to 5,000 pounds, they sold for nearly
$10,000. They are exclusive cars, and have their
following. This was a strong price considering
the less-than-stellar condition.
#230-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Convertible. S/N E579101404. Orange/orange.
LHD. Odo: 1,734 miles. 283/270 V8,
dual four-barrel carbs, close ratio threeIrallaidprja.
answer questions. Rear Alfa porcelain emblem
cracked. Wheels dirty. Looks like original paint.
Automatic, which is a shame. Other than minor
details, can't fault. Reserve set at $11,000. Cond:
2-. NOT SOLD AT $8,000. These last-generation
Spiders are really quite handsome, and the
automatic is a good option for someone who
won't or can't use a manual shift. But finding
the buyer for an automatic Alfa at an auction
can be tough. Car is worth another $1,500.
#449-1992 FERRARI 348 ts CUSTOM
Spyder. S/N ZFFRG36A3N0092007. Red/tan.
LHD. Odo: 13,253 miles. California dealer
plates. Body updated to look like a 355. I don't
miles. Air conditioning. Claimed $11,000 for
restoration seems to be in line with work. Looks
great, and cheap fun. Cond: 2. SOLD AT
$5,250. The buy of the day. Well-done Z-cars
routinely sell above $8,000. Easy to maintain,
and great to drive.
#297-1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL
MARK II Coupe. S/N C56D2626. Platinum/
white and maroon. LHD. Odo: 48,142 miles.
V8, auto. Fully restored in and out, and one of
the best Edsels you will ever see. Flawless paint,
chrome and stainless all strong, interior fresh.
Many lookers. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $25,200.
Top-of-the-line Edsel only made in 1958. Pntage
wagons are a hot segment of the market.
Bought by a dealer who is taking it to B-J. We'll
let you know how he does.
CATALINA Station Wagon. S/N N/A. Beige/
two-tone beige. LHD. Odo: 14,063 miles. 389c.i.
V8, automatic. Hi-po eight-lug big brakes,
368-c.i. V8, automatic. Originally built for Hugh
Hutson of Newport Beach. Has many receipts
since new. Claimed original mileage. No plates.
Clean in and out. Chrome tired, interior worn.
dual exhaust, third rear seat, old polyester
tires. Interior showing wear. Some paint chips
and scratches, as to be expected. Overall,
nothing to be ashamed of. Brought from
Texas. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $16,500.
Sports Car Market
McCormick - Palm Springs, CA
Who's buying these wagons? Boomers who
want to go back to the drive-in and relive their
youth, or the kids of boomers who want to go
to the drive-in to live their parents 'youth?
Fair enough bid.
#336-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Coupe. S/N 194375S121169. Red/black. LHD.
Odo: 8,499 miles. L78 396/425 V8, four-speed,
knock-off wheels, Redline tires. Nice door
rubber and weather stripping. Looks very
well kept. Hard to fault. Cond: 2. NOT
SOLD AT $32,000. The L78 could reportedly
do 0 to 60 in 5.7 seconds. All the right
stuff on this car—it only needed a couple of
excited bidders. Another $5,000 should have
gotten the job done.
#384-1969 PONTIAC FIREBIRD Coupe.
S/N 223794119488. Green/green. LHD. Odo:
2,635 miles. 350-c.i. V8, automatic, Rallye
minimal signs of use. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT
$21,000. MSRP of $27,380. Looks hot with
red brake calipers and a huge hood scoop,
but only has 10 more horsepower than the
standard GT model. You may look like Steve
McQueen behind the wheel, but you won't be
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wheels. Has window stickers, dealer invoice,
owner's manual, dealer's business card, Protect0-Plate,
key code packet, original title and registration.
A restored car that shows well. Detailed
throughout. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT
$11,750. Car was well presented and the owner
close by to answer questions, but the Palm
Springs set just didn't seem to warm up to it.
Bid was not out of line.
#337-1988 CADILLAC ALLANTE Convertible.
Body by Pininfarina. S/N
1G6VR3179J4101351. Red/tan. LHD. Two
tops, both in good condition. Nice original paint.
Date sold: 12/2/2002
Sale location: eBay Motors; #1873309240
Details: 1,180 miles. Sold by Kruse International.
Fully loaded, 571 hp.
Sale result: Sold at $300,100, 28 bids.
Seller's feedback: 497
Buyer's feedback: -1
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Very clean front bumper has no paint or rock
chips. Interior presentable. Cond: 2. SOLD AT
$7,980. Bodies for the Al/ante were made in
Italy, then shipped to US for drivelines. Four
Allantes were at this sale—is this the new Palm
Springs car, or is everybody just trying to get
rid of theirs? Really a lot of car for the money,
but will never be collectible.
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#183-2001 FORD MUSTANG BULLITT
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Alfa Romeo Profile
1958 750 Giulietta Sprint Veloce
Chassis number: 149306552
Engine number: 131530984
t only took delivery of a few Giulietta Sprints to their new
owners in 1954 for word to spread that Alfa Romeo had built
something exceptional. Alfa Romeo, caught by surprise, had
to quickly figure out how to increase production in order to
meet demand. Alfa's previous best-sellerhad been the 2600 Sprint,
with 6,999 produced; by the time the 1300/1600 Sprint went out
of production in 1964, more than 45,000 had been delivered.
In 1956 they introduced a high-performance model, the
Veloce. The list of modifications was lengthy and resulted in a
more responsive and much faster car. A higher compression,
hotter cams, an 8,000-rpm tachometer, twin Webers replacing
the single Solex carburetors, tubular headers, and a finned castaluminum
sump featuring a built-in oil cooler were included on
the Veloce model, offered in Sprint and Spider bodies.
The example shown here is from a prominent collection. It
has benefited from no-expense-spared ownership, having recently
been taken back down to its bare metal and repainted
because of one single flaw. The front seats were recently redone
in the correct blue-gray corduroy and leatherette combination.
Originally delivered with the Veloce package, this car reportedly performs
very well. In a further effort to bring the car to near-perfect condition,
the clutch and throw-out bearing were replaced. As a testament to its
pristine condition, this example recently won Best Alfa at a concours.
This car sold at RM's Monterey auction, August 16, 2002, for $36,300,
including buyer 's premium.
As with most successful designs, there is a legend about the birth of the
Giulietta. In 1952 Alfa sold bonds to finance production of the new car To
enhance the sale of the bonds, Alfa offered a lottery
to the bondholders, promising a number of winners
free Giulietta Berlina four-door coupes. Fourdoor
cars are more complex to make and the
Berlina was way behind schedule, so management
went to Bertone, asking him to quickly knock off a
bunch of two-door Sprints. According to the story,
there were four cars ready after ten days, and the
winners of the lottery were satisfied. I don't recall
any of them complaining about getting a Sprint
instead of a four-door Berlina.
Original list price
SCM Price Guide
Whatever the truth is, Franco Scaglione,
Bertone's designer; produced a masterpiece. Vis-
By the end of 1956 a slightly more powerful version of the engine was
offered, called the Veloce, with the usual hop-up bits (twin Webers, etc.).
The European Sprints morphed into racing versions, first called SVZ
(modified by Zagato) and eventually into the full-blown, purpose-built SZ.
Period photographs often show a grid composed completely of Giulietta
Sprint Veloces and their variants. But Americans, in love with wind-blown
hair and tolerating pigeon droppings on their seats, continued to prefer
the Spider Here in the States, the Sprint was a rare bird, and the Sprint
Veloce even rarer
On intake side of engine block
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ibility was excellent, with thin A-pillars and large windows all around. The
engine was a jewel, made completely of alloy, and with a pair of chaindriven
overhead cams at a time when American manufacturers were trying
to wean themselves from the Jurassic-era flathead.
I don't think the word "ergonomics" existed at that time, but the car
was a delight to drive. All the controls were easy to reach and labeled with
symbols, rather than words, that described their function.
The original gearbox was a work in progress, the early "tunnel-case"
four-speed being replaced with afar superior "split-case" model sometime
in 1958. While the electricals on the Normale models were troubleplagued
Lucas, the Veloces had a more reliable Morelli system. Overall,
the Sprint was a resounding success, and was embraced by Europe, where
it was extensively raced. Americans, still discovering European sports
cars, fell in love with the Giulietta Spider
1953 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint
Lot #163, S/N AR149300777
I glanced at this particular car in Monterey,
and was disturbed by one thing—the level of the
restoration. It was a near-perfect car, but so nearperfect
that running it on the California Mille
could be a 1,000-mile exercise in rock-chip terror
if the new owner is as compulsive as the old
one must have been.
Less disturbing, but incorrect was the five-speed
gearbox, sourcedftom a later model. While this is
aftequently seen upgrade, purists prefer these early
Veloces with their archaic, but period-correct and
now almost charming tunnel-case gearboxes. One
would hope that the attention applied to the cos-
metics was repeated with the car 's mechanicals, including often-overlooked
items like the steering box and suspension bushings.
Like so many fully restored cars we see, it sold well above the Price
Guide, while at the same time probably below the amount involved in the
restoration. No, I don 't think we are coming back to the market of '89. One
swallow does not make a summer, and properly presented cars at Monterey
often bring prices that drive statisticians crazy Sprint Veloces in #2 condition
are still in the $20,000 range on a very good day.
I hope the next time 1 see this Sprint Veloce, it 's on a mountain road,
body heeled far over in the typical Sprint attitude, engine buzzing easily to
7,000 rpm and the new owner smiling grandly while collecting a few chips
on the car All this Alfa really needs is a little patina, and a quick drive
through the coast range would be a good start.—Raymond Milo
(Historical and descriptive information provided by RM Auctions)*
Bonhams & Brooks; Geneva, Switzerland; March 5, 2001
Sold at $11,956
SCM ID# 23957
eBay Motors; March 21, 2002
Sold at $16,500
1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
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49 6C 2500 SS PF, Cabriolet, complete and
good original condition, used regularly.
firstname.lastname@example.org $110,000. 416-968-1750.
57 GIULIETTA, Spider Veloce, #149502029,
engine AR 1315-30721. frame-off
resto need 15% to finish, as is, 32 made.
$19,500. 805-241-0250. CA
61 SPRINT, Webers, 1600 Veloce engine,
driver. email@example.com $8,500. 360378-3013.
63 1600 SPIDER, Normale with 2-carb
Giulietta engine, white with black interior
and black top, stripped down to metal and
restored, nice chrome, new interior, excellent
paint. $14,500. 786-274-1348. FL
63 GIULIA SPRINT, Speciale, engine,
gearbox, front suspension, steering overhauled
and 95% bodywork completed, have
all parts. rgramseurqaol.com $8,000.
Rickey, 831-429-6848. CA
66 GIULIA SPIDER, needs assembly, recent
paint, new chrome, fresh 1600 Euro
cams, new Webers, header by Besic
Motorsports, rebuilt 5-spd, carpet seat kit,
roll bar, $9,000; 1965 Veloce Spider, rusty
engine turns, good front, all there, $3,500.
262-249-7644 weekends. 312-201-1171,
67 GIULIA CT, Veloce, 1600cc, CA black
plate, 80% restored, red & black int, sell as
is. $9,500. 805-241-0250. CA
67 GIULIA CT SUPER, 1750cc, CA black
plate. a very nice car, green with tan interior.
special suspension, 5-star Cromodora
wheels, only 500 miles on frame-off restoration.
67 GIULIA CT VELOCE, 2000cc, French
Blue, tan int, roll bar, special performance
street racing, too many things to list.
$14,000. 805-241-0250. CA
74 2000 GTV, dark green/pigskin, 18,000
miles, never a stereo, no antenna, no bad
weather, time-warp new original condition
including paint, recent extensive Besic
Motorsports service including upgrades,
the best GTV extras included. $22,500 best
offer. Keith, 616-392-1850, anytime. MI
75 GTA JUNIOR, one of last 12 built,
33,000 original miles, full older restoration,
little use since, no track time ever, all correct
parts, magnesium sump. bellhousing cam
cover, wheels, close ratio, sliding block,
twin plug, etc., completely unmolested, all
correct. $48,000. 719-633-5539. CO
77 SPIDER VELOCE, complete cosmetic
restoration, red with tan upholstery & black
carpet, new canvas top, 41,000 original miles,
runs great. $6,900 obo. 847-970-9887. IL
81 GTV-6, 55K mi. mechanically maintained,
runs excellent, body rusted, good for
restoration or parts, complete parts car included.
I also have many parts for this car,
clip sections too, hardware. $1,500. Ray,
82 GTV-6, Balocco, 67K, red, no rust, exc
throughout. $8,500. 817-738-6185. TX
88 MILANO VERDE, 3.0, 78,000 miles,
red, museum quality, needs nothing. 310659-2538.
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1972 Lamborghini Miura SV
Chassis number: 4818
ock-and-roll star Rod Stewart was no stranger to the
Lamborghini Miura, the world's first mid-engined
supercar—he has owned both a Miura S and SV.
When he ordered the right-hand drive SV shown here,
he specified a bright yellow finish with dark blue leather
upholstery. He also ordered air conditioning, which was
relatively novel on a GT car, and a Philips radio/cassette with
a recording function.
Only 142 SVs were made, nine of which were righthand-drive.
Stewart kept his until 1985. During that time it
appears to have played a significant part in his lifestyle—
when he sold it, there were marks from stiletto heels in the
headliner. If this car could talk it might bring a blush to the
cheeks of many a glamorous model and actress.
When the second owner bought the car in 1985 it had
18,000 miles on the clock and he undertook a sympathetic
restoration. The chassis and body were stripped and the
coachwork repainted in the correct shade of yellow, with
the cabin retrimmed in blue Connolly to match the original.
Del Hopkins fitted new carburetors and the suspension
was rebuilt. The engine was found to be in excellent condition so was
serviced rather than opened. Being a late-production SV, it of course has
the desirable split-sump lubrication.
Since completion of this work, Rod Stewart's Miura SV has covered
another 11,000 miles. It was featured in Classic Cars magazine in January
1995, where it was summed up as "an intrinsically special car to jump into
and drive whenever you need to feel good about the world."
S/N 4818 still has Rod Stewart's name in the logbook, plus the SV
Owner's Handbook and a file of invoices. A copy
of the Coltrin/Marchet Miura book is also included,
signed by Ferruccio Lamborghini, for the vendor.
This car sold for $122,460, including buyer 's
premium, at the Bonhams Goodwood auction,
September 6, 2002.
Original list price
SCM Price Guide
Lamborghini's Chief Development Engineer,
Bob Wallace, built the legendary one-off Miura iota
in 1969 as an experimental project sanctioned by
Chief Engineer Paolo Stanzini. Some of the technical
knowledge gained in the project was employed
for the Miura 's ultimate version, the Miura P400SV.
The SK introduced at the Geneva Salon of 1971,
came to symbolize the very best version of
Lamborghini's famous Miura.
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The SV (standing for Spinto Veloce, which literally translates to "tuned
fast') featured a wider rear track, revised suspension geometry, a reinforced
chassis, a split sump separating gearbox and engine oil (employed
in the last 96 SVs built), hotter cam timing, bigger inlet valves and upgraded
Weber carburetors making power and torque increases to 385 bhp
and 289 pounds-feet, respectively.
Cosmetically, the SV received wider 9-inch Campagnolo rear wheels,
wider rear fenders, deletion of the grilled "eyelashes" around the headlights,
new larger three-section Altissimo taillights and a revised front
bumper with parking lamps. The SV 's improvements over previous Miuras
led Bob Wallace to describe it as a "different car" by comparison in terms
of handling and performance.
This car's refurbishment by Del Hopkins is a huge plus, as he is one of
a handful of Lamborghini specialists who really know these cars. 4818 is
a split-sump car with factory-installed air conditioning—the ultimate specification
for a Miura SV, and another point in the car 's fervor
4818's only visible exterior fault is the application of the rear SV badges
a tad askew (to the left), courtesy perhaps of the time when the car was
repainted. Correction involves welding up the holes drilled into the wrong
place in the rear aluminum panel, and paintwork before the badges can be
142 (5 additional SVs
modified to SVJs)
Front compartment chassis
fore of passenger side
Between cylinder heads
Lamborghini Owner's Club,
P.O. Box 7214, St. Petersburg, FL 33734
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Callaway Cl2 Corvette
Of greater concern is the status of this car 's engine.
Wallace himself reminds us that these engines
were good for about 30,000 miles, which is exactly
how far this example has traveled If 4818's engine
has not been opened yet, as the catalog infers, the
new owner should expect a very expensive rebuild
in the not-too-distant future.
Miura SV values are substantially softer in Europe
than in the US, perhaps due to the fact that they
seem to come to the marketplace more often (three
SVs have been sold by auction in Europe this year
with another three advertised for sale). Also, the
majority ofcars offered there are original, unrestored
cars that are simply worth less. By way of example,
4818 brought close o $150,000 less than 5064, a fully restored SV sold by
Christie's during Pebble Beach weekend this past August for $270,000,
and its $122,460 all-in price should be considered a fantastic bargain for
the attentive English car dealer who purchased it. No doubt this car will be
on offer in the near future for significantly more than its sale price.
With perhaps 100 examples ofroadworthy SVs and just a mere handful
of truly well-restored cars in existence, SV values can only go upwards
over time. In America a good SV was a $150,000 car five years ago, with
a Ferrari Daytona in similar condition being the same price. Today very
nice examples of an SV are more like $250,000, with Daytonas bringing
only half that number in many cases.—Joe Sackey
(Historical and descriptive information courtesy of Bonhams.)•
1972 Lamborghini Miura SV Comparables
Lot #5I SN 5064
Christie's; Pebble Beach, CA; August 18, 2002
Sold at $270,000
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1973 Lamborghini Miura SV
Lot #23, S/N 4820
Premier Resource; NY, NY; November 27, 1999
Sold at $144,500
SCM ID# 1668
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clean, mechanically excellent with rebuilt
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in every way. www.continental
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navy/black, stored in Monaco since '80s,
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Jano designed V6, all aluminum, Superleggera
body by Touring, in-board rear disc brakes, 4spd
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1965 Volkswagen 21-Window Deluxe Micro Bus
Chassis number: 255115238
hen the boxy Volkswagen Transporter arrived
on American shores in 1949, its effect and
influence was immediate. Using standard Beetle
components, it was easy to maintain and was
one of the best ways to move small groups of people.
Dubbed the "Micro Bus," Volkswagen's unique Transporter
survived through the decades and evolved into
several different vehicles. Its combination of economy
and practicality made it a hit with the flower-power generation
of the 1960s.
The rarest of the Micro Buses is the 21-Window WalkThrough,
shown here. It was in many ways the Cadillac
of VW buses, as it was adorned with lots of trim and
amenities absent on other buses. The standard configuration
provided a bench front seat, but the Walk-Through
was fitted with two separate front seats so the passenger
could walk to the back of the bus without exiting.
This two-owner, California black-plate, 31,000-mile, rustfree
Volkswagen received a no-expense-spared restoration
by its previous owner. Single-stage urethane paint, completely
redone brightwork, and new wide whitewalls help
make this example a show winner. Running on a 12-volt electrical system and
prepared for any adventure with its deluxe tool kit and spare tire, no detail was
missed for either ease of operation or pleasure of ownership.
Complete with its factory sliding sunroof and a fully restored custom
luggage rack, this Micro Bus is fit for any locale, be it a concours field or an
afternoon at the beach. Finished in two-tone turquoise with a light gray interior,
it is attractively equipped with such deluxe features as a chrome ashtray,
original Sapphire push-button AM radio, coat hooks,
grab rails and jail bars on the rear windows.
This VW bus sold for $38,500, including
buyer 's premium, at RM's Monterey auction, August
Original list price
Although one of the slowest, most ill-handling
vehicles imaginable, I must admit that I smile every
time I see one of these at auction, or, far more
rarely, going down the road. The shape has an
innate, near-Bauhaus purity to it, and ifrestored to
the same standard to which they were originally
built—they have a level of fit and finish matched
only by Mercedes—they are a visual delight.
Driving one, however is a different matter altogether
Wildly underpowered, and with positively
terribring "high-speed" handling, it's hard to
the high-priced tin can here loses both virtues. This Deluxe Samba model
has loads of expensive and hard-to-restore trim items, such as fulllength
"deco" strips of alloy with rubber inserts, complex bumpers and
21 windows. And at nearly $40,000, it is now a relatively expensive toy.
With its fully trimmed interior; I doubt anyone will be hauling anything in
it except bags of receipts from its restoration.
In cab, on driver's side of overhead
air box, also stamped in sheet metal near battery
At base of generator stand
SCM Price Guide
(for 21- and 23-window "Samba" models)
SCM Investment Grade
imagine one on today's 80-mph expressways, buffeted by the gargantuan
eight-passenger SUVs that are their spiritual successors. The advent ofthe
42-hp 1500-cc engine in 1963—initially an option, but fitted in most buses
that came to the US—raised the top speed to 65 mph. Travelling at that
speed was so scary that the factory installed a governor on the carburetor
in 1964. And this was before eager lawyers and the DOT were keeping
carmakers on their toes.
Despite their mechanical flaws, Micro Buses possessed two powerful
virtues when new: they were cheap as dirt and could easily haul all
manner of things. When I owned one, I would load my Penton 125-cc
motocross bike into the back and head off to the track Strangely enough,
1965 Volkswagen 21-Window Bus
Lot #107, S/N 255115238 (same bus)
Citroen 2CV, Mini Cooper,
Ferrari GTO (all period icons)
VVWCA, 647 Franklin Avenue,
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Tracking this particular vehicle through the SCM Gold database does
provide some information of interest. Unsold at
$29,000 at Barrett-Jackson's 2001 Petersen Museum
auction in Los Angeles, it sold for $24,840 at
the same venue the next year The purchaser was a
savvy SCM subscriber with a reputation for turning
out brilliantly done Jaguars. He worked his
detailing magic on the Micro Bus, added a period
luggage rack, and just two months later and 300
miles up the California coast, sold it for nearly
$14,000 more. (Of course, his take was less once
commissions are factored in, but nonetheless, I'm
sure the seller is satisfied with the outcome.)
I don't believe VW Micro Bus prices are on a
significant upward trend Nicely done ones like this
have been in the $30,000-$40,000 range for the
past decade. The key here is the underlying model
approx. 1.8 million
(21- or 23- window buses only, please) and the level of the restoration.
Anything less than perfection, and the value plummets to the high teens.
As with many iconic collectibles, these vehicles have risen above their
intended purpose to be symbols of an era, reminders of a different time.
Before we got day jobs, started wearing neckties and having families that
rode around in Chrysler minivans, we wore bell-bottoms, listened to the
Grateful Dead and went from concert to concert in VW Micro Buses. In a
gangly sort of way, this Micro Bus takes us back to that era. This price,
considering the venue, shouldn't be that surprising. After all, icons aren't
cheap, especially in Monterey—Jim Schrager
(Historical and descriptive information courtesy of RM Auctions.).
Barrett-Jackson; Los Angeles, California; June 16, 2002
Sold at $24,840
SCN1 1D# 28508
1961 Volkswagen 2I-Window Bus
Lot #461, S/N 246147867
RM Auctions; Monterey, California; August 18, 2000
Sold at $34,300
SCM 1D# 10286
Porsche Gesprach / Jim Schrager
Pay Me Now, I'll Finish It Later
My car is a completely correct early S with stunning Aga Blue (medium
dark blue/gray) paint and black interior It has a soft rear window and the
ultra-rare factory Sport Seats. We have stripped this rust-free car to the tub
and built it back up. The odometer shows 101,000 kilometers, or about
63,000 miles, and seems accurate. lam asking $45,000 for the car when it
is done and the potential purchaser does not seem to have any problems
with that price.
Here's the rub: the car requires finishing, including the interior; Targa
roll bar, Targa top and rear Targa window. Winter is coming and I am
running out of weather to work on the car here in Maine.
Jam open to selling the car, at a discount, as is. I have offered this to the
buyer, but he is not interested, as he very clearly wants the car done so that
all he has to do is get in and turn the key. He has countered by offering to
put up a refundable deposit, and to look at the car and make a final
decision as soon as it is done.
At the moment, I am leaning towards taking a deposit from him, to
secure his first right of refusal. Do you think this is the best way to go?—
FC, via e-mail
Dear FC: Do not try to sell something you do not have. Taking a
deposit on a car "to be finished" is just asking for trouble. My advice is to
offer the car for sale to your buyer exactly as is, for his shop to finish. If
he is not interested in that, then do not accept a deposit and do not give
away any rights of first refusal. The worst thing that can happen is that
you take a deposit, and your potential buyer suddenly becomes your
Getting the Targa roof right can be difficult.
boss, telling you what type of features he wants on the car even though he
has no true ownership position. At the moment, this is still your car to
finish as you want. If you give that away, your project will have suddenly
gained a controlling partner, even though he really has nothing invested.
Suppose you finish it to your standards, but not those of the buyer. If
he doesn't like the interior, are you going to keep redoing it until he does?
Plus, there is always the risk that you will run into some unforeseen issues
as you finish the car.
I suggest keeping your buyer informed about your progress, while at
the same time continuing to offer the car in its "closer to being done every
day" state. When your buyer finds out you are serious about first-come,
first-served, he may become more motivated to close a deal with you.
On the technical side, one of the big issues I foresee with your car is the
Targa top. The early Targa tops for the soft rear-window cars are completely
different from all the later tops. The soft rear-window tops are
much heavier, as they are considered a structural member of the car. These
earMr.Schrager:1 have what I think is an unusually attractive 1967
911S Targa that I am nearly done restoring. There is a fellow
interested in buying it when it is done, andI need your advice on how
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can be tricky to get right, and there are just
a handful of people in the country who
can do one. Your buyer may know this,
and given the price you are talking about,
is probably wise to wait and make sure
you restore the top properly. Getting it
wrong or substituting a later, incorrect top
will hurt the originality and value of your
You have a highly desirable car in attractive
colors, and it sounds as if you
are doing a first-rate restoration. You
should be able to sell it in the $45,000
range you indicate when it is finished
without any great difficulty. If you need
to bail before it is done, just be aware
that you may have to accept a very steep
discount, as most high-end buyers today
are in search of immediate gratification.
Also, most enthusiasts are aware
of the horrors that can come with buying
someone else's unfinished project, no
matter how well-intentioned you might
be. ("Gee, where did I put that coffee can
full of interior fasteners?")
All early S cars (1967-73) have been
appreciating at the head of the market, as
their responsive driving qualities are being
discovered by collectors. They also represent
an important and vibrant part of
Porsche's history. So my advice is to stay
the course, finish the car, and don't hand
out any special rights along the way.
Dear Mr. Schrager: I just read your
October column, "Choosing Restored vs.
Original" (page 59). I commend you for
walking a very fine line when advising JA
of Scottsdale. Making such a choice is very
personal and, as you point out, depends
on what the motivation is for having the
car. I would only add that when purchasing
an original car with patina to be sure
that the ancillary items are complete and
correct. By this I mean the tool kit and
paperwork (owner 's manual, cover for
same, service booklet, battery warranty
and body care and radio material). Perhaps
J am too sensitive to these items as it
has taken me years to find them for our
Speedster. Frequently they are not to be
found at any price! On occasion, I have
been taunted by people with multiples of
items but have been told they are not for
sale, even at an unreasonable price.—
Orr Potebnya, via e-mail
Make sure the goodies are included with an original car.
Dear Orr: Excellent points, all. Just look
at the $3,000 someone was willing to spend
on a 1949 Porsche sales brochure, described
in this issue on page 68, as an example of how
expensive it can be to make your car "completely
original." Thank you for your post.
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56 190SL, both tops, not driven ten years.
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58 190SL, red/black with hard top, new
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60 190SL, new leather seats, new int, new
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66 230SL, Euro model, white w/red interior,
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1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Rally Sport
Chassis number: 124870N588002
ntroduced to compete against Ford's popular and youth-oriented
Mustang in 1967, the Camaro' s brawny good looks and
high-performance options resulted in an immediate sales success.
Building on this, Chevrolet debuted a completely redesigned
second breed ofCamaro on February 26, 1970, that was aimed
to be "the Corvette for everyday use."
Supported by a new chassis, the Camaro was longer, lower and
wider than its predecessor. An angular front end replaced the wellknown
bumblebee nose, while leaner doors and a larger glass area
complimented the fastback body. Those who opted for the Rally
Sport package received a protruding blackout front grille with center
bar, large parking lights and bumperettes. The Z128 option
featured a rear spoiler and the 360-horsepower engine.
An overwhelming success, the redesigned Camaro sold nearly
125,000 models during its first year of production. The Camaro
became so popular that Road & Track magazine would later reflect
upon it as the best-looking American car of the 1970s. As such, the
automobile's styling and engineering remained virtually unchanged
for more than a decade.
This restored 1970 Camaro Z128 Rally Sport is finished in Daytona
Yellow with a black interior and has 86,000 actual miles on the odometer.
The LT1 350-c.i. V8 engine has been completely rebuilt without needing
to increase its cylinder bore and is mechanically sound. The interior is
cosmetically perfect, with only the clock not functioning. Making an appearance
just after its restoration, in the December 1992 issue of Chevrolet
and Corvette Buyers Guide, this Camaro is a National award winner,
complete with the desirable Rally Sport and Z/28 package intact.
This car sold with no reserve for $26,950, including buyer's premium,
at RM's New York sale, September 21, 2002.
The 19701/2 Camaro and Firebird (so called due to their late model-year
introduction) ushered in the era ofthe bloated muscle car Following right on
their heels a few months later was the super-sized 1971 Mustang, the second
major increase in physical dimensions and weight to which the once-lithe
pony had been subjected. The early '70s was ape
nod just before insurance premiums, fuel economy Number produced
and emissions standards reared their heads, and
Detroit still believed that size did matter Corporate scm Price Guide
marketing gurus perceived that muscle car enthusi-
Original list price
asts wanted larger vehicles with more amenities to
go along with their powerful engine options.
For decades in the collector car world, muscle-
car purists looked down on these larger tire-burn-
compared to the rubber ducky nose cars ofthe '70s.
Tune up/major service
Engin e #
ers, viewing them as an overweight stepchild rather Club
than a true successor to the first generation. For
example, think of the lean, mean 1964-65 GTO
incorporates some ofEurope 's best-known styling clichés (including Ferrari's
egg-crate grille) or a somewhat ungainly Vega with a thyroid problem.
While the 19701/2 models benefit from engines that were generally left
alone to do their job, the other parts of the drivetrain, switchgear and
general appointments were typical of GM's "the customer is the proving
grounds" first-year build-quality technique of this era. Additionally, rust
mites made short work of these bodies, starting behind all four wheel wells
and progressing up to the windshield base and bottom of the back window,
along with the lower two-thirds of the doors.
Since this example is titled in New York, we hope that the restoration
shop properly removed any corroded metal and professionally replaced
it. The claim that the cylinder walls didn 't need to be rebored (not that a
small-block Chevy has the closest of tolerances) indicates, for a car of
this mileage, that regular mechanical maintenance must have been
done religiously. The LT1 was the highest tuned small-block in 1970,
and factory performance tweaks like solid lifters
2774 4 (Z/28s) often gained performance at the sacrifice of engine
$13,200 $2 :0
As the values of second-generation Camaros
On left side of dashboard, some gas money and a hankering for something
ad of the defroster vents
engine block, just below cylinder head fled, to barely surviving, to junkyard. Untouched
survivors are rare indeed; properly restored cars
Front right-hand side of
P.O. Box 607188, Orlando, FL 32860 7188 are nearly as hard to find, as the low values of the
Worldwide Camaro Association,
The first generation had a purposeful look and was SCM vestment Grade
really about combining a big motor with a me-
dium-sized body The cars that followed had more of everything, but in the
end were lesser vehicles,
Now that the first-generation models are moving up the pricing food
chain, we are seeing the second-generation cars bring higher prices as well.
Among fans of the second-generation Camaro, the 19701/2 is generally
considered the best year However; the styling is a love-it-or-leave-it affair
Depending on your viewpoint, the car is either a design tour de force that
Alternatives 1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351, 1970
Dodge Challenger T/A, 1970 Plymouth 'Cuda AAR
cars don't support a full-bore professional redo.
A fresh from the shop, no stories, matchingnumbers
car in today's environment, equipped like
the one pictured here, should be able to sell at auc-
lion within a jew bids of $25,000. This car, despite having been restored a
decade ago, brought a few dollars more than might have been expected
This is probably more indicative of the upmarket nature of the Waldorf
venue than any aspect of the car itself Providing it remains well cared for
and not overly exercised, its value should gradually appreciate in the
coming years.—B. Mitchell Carlson
(Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company)*
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Comparables
Lot #101, S/N 124379N692051
Christie's; Pebble Beach, CA; August 19, 2000
Sold at $41,125
SCM ID# 9976
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
Lot #167, S/N 124379N686607
McCormick; Palm Springs, CA; February 25, 2000
Sold at $30,450
SCM ID# 3649
fast. Most often these cars wentfrom stock, to modi-
$120 plummeted during the late '70s, they often became
$10 fodder for local high schoolers with apart-time job,
American Car Classifieds
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54 CORVETTE, original red w/red & white
int, orig tri-carb Blue Flame 6 engine, auto
trans, orig date code, side windows, ww
tires, body-off frame restoration, Wonderbar,
won 1st Place Nationals. $75,000. 828-3451222.
63 CORVETTE, red/red coupe, air conditioned,
ps, pb, 300 hp, 4-spd, #s match, restored.
$42,900. 217-687-4200 evenings. IL
67 CAMARO RS/SS, 350, all original, #s
match, 4-spd, mostly restored, needs paint.
67 CORVETTE, convertible, 327/350 hp,
4-spd marina blue, numbers match, frame-off
restoration, orig tank sticker & sales invoice,
owner & maint history, new black top, bigblock
hood, new windshield & Michelin
tires, 2 radios. firstname.lastname@example.org
$45,000. 516-625-3400 xt 112. 212-4390715
68 CAMARO Z/28 RS, British Racing
Green, tan interior, matching #s, 302 ci, 290
hp, 4-spd, hide-away headlights, power
steering & brakes, tilt rosewood wheel,
Rallye wheels & gauges, front and rear spoilers,
factory 4-speaker AM/FM radio, 75,800
actual miles. $34,000 trades considered.
Keith, 888-797-0155. 718-423-8585 after
4 pm. NY
70 CHEVELLE SS, LS6 2-dr hardtop, blue
with white interior, build sheet, numbers
matching, factory car, totally awesome, meticulous
restoration by Chevelle perfectionists,
if you desire the best, this is it.
email@example.com $100,000. Russ,
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66 HEM! CHARGER, XP29H, 426, 2x4bbl,
36K original documented miles, full
documentation including broadcast sheet,
sales contract, Certicard plate, owner's
manual and much more, all #s match, bright
red, black interior, all stock, I of 215 total
production. $36,500. 516-292-4622. NY
69 SUPER BEE, documented Grand
Spaulding Dodge car, 383, auto, original drivdine,
broadcast sheet, dealer invoice, excel-
lent condition, 52,000 miles. ajlcbj@,aol.com
$16,900. 215-680-5148. PA
70 CHARGER 11/T, V-code, 440 6-pack,
A727 automatic, 3.91 posi, #s matching,
#X529VOG172669, pa. pb, AM, 8-track,
Tic-Toc-Tach working, dark burnt orange metallic
exterior, burnt orange interior, broadcast
sheet, 57,900 miles, history from new.
$35,000 US. 416-727-9975. CN ON
65 SHELBY MUSTANG GT, 350, SFM55409,
older restoration, seldom driven, VIN
matching motor, many original rebuilt or restored
to new components, very correct and
detailed, popular vote SAAC #24.
firstname.lastname@example.org $70,000 obo. 248-4522315.
73 MUSTANG, convertible, medium blue
metallic, black interior, black top, low miles,
fully restored & not driven, 351C w/fact air.
$15,500. 678-445-3347. GA
70 442, super clean and very original, numbers
matching, head-turning 442, not a
W30, but has W25 OAI and rear wing, a rare
4-speed. AM-FM 8-track (it still works), PS.
pb, dark blue metallic with the original white
interior, perfect. email@example.com $26,000.
70 CUTLASS, 350 Rally, restored, buckets,
350 B8 automatic, yellow, black stripes,
Rallye wheels, Ram Air, 12-bolt posi,
spoiler. Serious inquiries only. $22,400 firm.
John, 248-335-1126. MI
70 SUPERBIRD, 64,000 miles, all original
but paint, 440, auto, white with black interior,
all numbers matching including paint,
special order package. $49,500. 201-3104433.
72 GTX, air grabber, 440 4-spd, 3:54 Dana,
buckets, console, numbers matching, car is
disassembled, needs restoration. Will part out,
call with needs. 58,000. 586-739-4230. MI
65 GTO, hardtop, rebuilt 389 w/Ram Air 4bbl,
a/t, a/c, pa, pw, p disc brakes, p driver's
bucket seat, Rally gauges and vacuum gauge,
trans ignition, orig AM/FM radio, red with
black Cordova top and black interior, mechanically
and cosmetically excellent.
$26,000. Jason, 714-496-9623. CA•
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48 MIDGET, V8 60, aluminum bodied, rail
frame, correct, chrome suspension, restored
as new, museum quality, fresh V8, 12" solids,
S-W curved glass gauges, Bell brakes, hand
pump, etc, late '40s time warp. Bob Ryan,
52 COOPER, Formula Ill, BSA Goldstar
engine. firstname.lastname@example.org $12,000. 760806-4563.
55 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 100-4, raced in
VSCCA and SCCA hillclimbs during '90s,
sound condition all around, great way to
break into vintage racing, has VSCCA logbook.
$17,500. Kurt, 908-832-2694. NJ
57 DEVIN, Special, wide body, VSCDA,
SVRA, logbooks, mild 35 motor, numerous
spares, beautiful car, race ready, like Jahimialc's
but a lot less money. $75,000 partial trades.
Jim Richmond, 312-461-4366 cell. IL
60 CAMOItADI CORVETTE, Cuba class
winner, Sebring 26th, 10th LeMans,
Narburgring, Sweden Jeffords, Wuesthoff,
Gamble, Lilley, Casner, full Le Mans documents,
fuel injected, 4-spd. Posiftaction, 37
gal tank, Blue Streaks, history live!
$300,000 offer/trade. 602-938-5942. Fax
60 LOTUS, Elite, this is Jay Chamberlain's
Sebring car that he campaigned in 1960, it is
a complete car, professionally restored with
a strong FWA engine, spares include a
cheater FWA, two transmissions, rear diff
with brakes, cams, etc., must sell. $65,000.
63 TRIUMPH, TR4, full race car, vintage
prepared by GRE, excellent condition,
black, fresh full race engine, c/r trans. Tilton
cage, multi-link rear, Panasports, Hoosiers,
aeroquipped throughout, cell, Konis,
Southwick mods, alum hubs. $15,000. 610274-8578.
64 ALFA, TZ-1, s/n 750056, Autodelta competition
model with all correct pieces, FIA
papers, raced by Bersano in '60s, vintage
raced by Chiapparini at Monza, Imola in '90s,
restored by Chiapparini in '97, fresh Dan
Marvin 1600 GTA engine, roll cage (removable).
$220,000 spares available. Pete
Lewis, 707-568-3379. CA
64 ALFA ROMEO, TZ-1, #AR750028, competition
version, fully restored for European
events with correct components, EEC and
US taxes paid. $145,500. 510-653-7555. CA
64 LOTUS, Super 7, twin cam engine, nice
original cond. geodav-lou@attnet
$19,950. 502-895-9502. KY
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HERO Winter Marathon, 9-12.
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64 McLAREN, MTA, #07/20, 6th Place
1965 LA Times Grand Prix, fully and professionally
restored, show condition and
truly race ready, many spares, lots of paper
work, possible trade for similarly significant
race car. $125,000. Bill, 206-660-9301. Fax
67 McLAFtEN, Mk 2B #30-23, excellent
condition. email@example.com $135,000.
Mike, 814-899-3308 eves. PA
67 PORSCHE, 911S vintage race car, polo
red, black int, rust-free Calif car, complete
restoration including paint, new 2.0L engine
(dyno time only), close-ratio gearbox,
limited-slip diff. Ecurie suspension, S brakes,
new fuel cell, cage, seat, belts, fire system/
$35,500. 435-649-1992. UT
69 BRABHAM, BT29-21, professionally
restored with Lotus twin cam, FT200, custom
fuel cell and halon system, also comes
with spare Vegantune engine, spare nose,
original rear wing, etc, must sell. $50,000
for everything. 307-745-8263. WY
69 DODGE, Daytona race car, #22. Allison,
rare authentic chassis with 426 race Hemi,
complete body and components, as well as
photos and details for restoration, can fax or
e-mail description. firstname.lastname@example.org
$90,000. Jack McCoy, 209-521-9640. CA
70 CORVETTE, 454 LS6, NOM 400TH,
black, black leather int, 3:70 gears, ps, pb,
pw, NOS MSD comp headers, 850 Holley,
street driven, too much to list. $26,900 obo.
71 DAREN, Mk 3 sports racer, #001 of 25,
fully documented history, Ntirburgring. SPA,
etc, total restoration 2001, BMW 2-liter,
Hewland FG400, Webers, 10 wheels and
tires, race ready. $59,500 partial trades. John,
858-716-0312 office. 858-451-1415 home.
71 McLAREN, M6 GT coupe, recreation,
bright orange with blue interior, built from
real McLaren tub, healthy small block Chevy
with aluminum transaxle, very fast, loads of
fun & with heat, air conditioning, full instrumentation,
wipers & lights, street
driveable. $79,500 interesting trade. Dan,
72 WINKELMANN, WDF3 Formula Ford,
rare, fully restored, sorted and race ready,
major 2002 mechanical rebuild, complete
restoration and historic documentation, fits
large driver, call for details and pictures.
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1968-69 Dodge Dart
eterans of the '60s remember the Dart for
plenty of reasons, most of them related
to its economy-car status. The 225-c.i.
"slant six" motor, named for its pro-
nounced lean to the port side of the car, was
known as the motor that thrived on abuse—it
never seemed to need any attention to keep it
running. The slant-six Darts were practical cars
owned by practical people and used as reliable,
The Dart jumped into the muscle car race in
1968 by offering a choice of seven engines: 170and
225-c.i. slant sixes, and 273, 340, 383 and
440 V8s. At the top of the food chain, HurstCampbell
built 80 426 Hemi-powered Darts.
As part of Dodge's "Scat Pack," the 1968
GT Sport model came with a 340-c.i. engine
and twin bumblebee stripes at the rear. A 383
motor was optional, as was a Hurst four-speed
or a Torqueflite automatic transmission (threeon-the-tree
manual was standard). The GTS
hood had twin "power bulges" with air vents,
fake mag wheel covers, GTS emblems and body
side racing stripes.
1969 brought a new bumblebee stripe (with
GT Sport written on the rear flank), a blackedout
front grille and rear body panel, and a larger
torsion bar when the 383—now uprated to 330
horsepower from 325—was chosen.
The librarian's muscle car
A properly restored 340 Dart GT coupe will
set you back $15,000 to $20,000. Add in a 383
and the cost can go up to $23,000. With a 440,
a good and properly documented car will start
north of $25,000. And you can more than double
that with a factory-built Hemi.
Rust is the number one enemy of Darts of
all ages. Then there is originality. Hi-po Darts
are easily faked, as a 440 or 426 slides into
any V8 Dart chassis. Before buying at the
top of the Dart gene pool, have the car checked
out by a specialist, or at the very least get
copies of the original build sheets. Parts, be
they exterior trim to interior fittings, are relatively
inexpensive, thanks to the huge build
numbers for these cars.
Scat Pack Darts will never have the following
of the full-size Chevrolets and Mopars of
the era, due to their bland styling and humble
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origins. Consider that a base Road Runner or
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base Dart was a librarian's special. Nonetheless,
they have a following, and nicely restored
ones (there really aren't any nice original ones
to be found) are creeping up in value every
year. And they stand as a reminder when even
the practical cars in a manufacturer's lineup
could be bought with big motors and flashy
SCM Price Guide
28,000 with V8
$15,000-$20,000 (for 340)
$ I 8,000-823,000 (for 383)
525,000-835,000 (for 440)
550,000-S75,000 (for Hemi)
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In American Woodys, author David
Fetherston takes us from the early day of the
Depot Hack to the demise of the "real" woody,
when the Buick Roadmaster and Super Station
wagon were discontinued in 1953. Many of the
photographs included are directly from the
Henry Ford Museum, Chrysler Historical Collection
and the Brooks Stevens Museum.
In the chapter entitled "Mitchell-Ionia Corporation,"
Fetherston explains how the Ionia
Body, manufactured by the Ypsilanti Furniture
Company, was supplied for the majority of GM
wood station wagons. After WWII, the firm was
controlled by Bill Mitchell and renamed Ionia
Corporation. They built complete bodies for
Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac and Dodge, as well
as Ford until 1950.
Of particular interest is
the chapter devoted to the
Chrysler Town & Country, as
it details the 1941 "Barrel
Back" model. The author explains
that a small firm in
Body Company, presented a
series of proposed drawings
for woodys and named one
of their proposed station
wagon models "Town &
Country." The firm was not
awarded any work for their efforts, but Chrysler
did proceed on their own with the station wagon
and conveniently kept the Town & Country name.
Chrysler brochures present the
prewar Town & Country wagon
in elegant country settings, which
disproves statements by those
opposed to granting Full Classic
status to the T&C that the initial
wood station wagon was intended
as a commercial vehicle.
This is a recommended
book; however, my enthusiasm
is tempered by the author's inclusion
of numerous examples
of modified woodys. For restorers
and enthusiasts, pictures of
originals are more useful.
Porsche 911 R-RS-RSR,
+44 (0)1305 260068
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Racing 911 fans fror*tt
Casual enthusiasts ter
This book covers the racing versions of the
911 from the 1967 911R through the normally
aspirated 1975 RSR 3.0 Carreras. This was a critical
time for Porsche as it reaffirmed its place in
GT class racing with these factory-modified 911s.
Much space is devoted to the 1973 Carrera
RS 2.7 and RSR 2.8, the 1974 RS and RSR
3.0. After a thorough introduction to each of
these models, and a chapter devoted to the special
IROC (International Race of Champions)
cars of 1973 and 1974, a chapter covers 911
racing in Europe. This is an especially interesting
portion of the book as it discusses each
year separately, and concentrates
only on 911s. A
chapter on racing in America
follows, as well as a chapter
Little space is spent on the
somewhat mysterious 911R,
of which just 24 were built,
or the 911T/R and 911T/S,
which were lightened 911T
cars with special engines.
New to this edition is a
listing of every 1973 Carrera
Also, Fetherston devotes two chapters to
woody toys and fantasy designs. I would have
preferred more space given to significant elements
of woody history, such as Packard
woodys—here limited to just two paragraphs—
and important vehicles like the Bohman &
Schwarz 1939 Chrysler Imperial and 1947 Nash
RS sold, including chassis, engine and transmission
numbers, options, color codes and the date
of production. This is a tremendously handy
record for anyone thinking of
buying one of these significant
cars, as you can immediately
check the numbers on the car
you are interested in against
what is listed in the book. The
RS 3.0 and RSR 3.0 cars also
have appendices showing chassis
numbers and racing histories.
The extremely rare Carrera RS
sales brochure is reproduced, as
well as copies of the FIA homologation
papers for the 1973
There is a large selection of
black-and-white photos and a handful of color
shots. Some of the photos are reproduced with
less than perfect quality, but overall there is a
great deal of information here at a fair price.
Anyone seriously interested in this period of
Porsche racing history will find this book a worthy
addition, especially this new, expanded
fourth edition.—Jim Schrager
BMW I Cars
+44 (0)1305 260068
10x81/2 inches, hardbound,
BMW buffs 1:rterirc
Casual enthusiasts 1:ttf
James Taylor covers the whole range of the Z
cars from the Zentral Entwicklung (Development
Center) of BMW Technilc. You will find familiar
cars, like the Z3 and Z8, and less common ones
as well, including the Z21 and the Z11.
The book begins
with a brief
history of BMW
and recounts its
BMW has been a
maker of frumpy
toy-like "bubble" cars, genuine sports cars
and, of course, performance sedans of all
types and sizes.
Its sporting heritage began in the late
1930s with the striking 327/328 Cabriolets.
Some believe that William Lyons of Jaguar took
his inspiration from these cars. Compare the
profile of a 1938 328 sports roadster with the
Jag, and you will find the overall design,
along with many details, including the cutdown
doors and the rear wheel spats, are faithfully
echoed in the XK 120.
Well covered here are the three production
Z cars, the Z1, Z3 and Z8, as well as a host of
concept cars. Of special interest to American
readers is the coverage given to the Z1, with its
unusual doors that disappeared into the rocker
sills. The rear bustle on the Z1 has reappeared
on the rump of the latest 7 Series sedans.
The Z3 is by far the volume leader among Z
cars, with more than 200,000 produced and still
counting. It is covered well, with many fine factory
photos from the Spartanburg, South Carolina,
plant. Also included are complete specifications
and additional shots taken inside the US
factory. The Z8 receives comprehensive coverage,
including the obligatory design comparison
to the 507.
There is a brief chapter on what to look
for when buying a used Z car, along with useful
appendices containing numbers of the various
models produced. There simply aren't
many good books available about the history
of the BMW marque. This book makes an
excellent addition to any BMW enthusiast's
by Carl Bomstead
The Paper Chase
Object: 1949 Porsche Sales Catalog—Lot #68
Auction: Automobilia Auctions; Wethersfield, CT; October 26, 2002
Estimate: None given
Sale Price: $3,025, including buyer S premium
ollectors are normally after two types of
automotive literature: what they need and
what they want. The literature they need
generally falls into two categories. First, things
like owner's and service manuals help them keep
their cars on the road. Second, historical pieces that
help determine the original accessories, colors and
fabrics used can assure the authenticity of a restoration,
while at the same time keeping overzealous
concours judges from making unwarranted deductions.
MONTHLY MYSTERY PHOTO
Response Deadline January 25, 2003
no-reserve, no-nonsense events that are heavily slanted towards rare, highly
sought-after automotive literature. This year's sale, which grossed $140,000
for automobilia alone, was no exception. A Ferrari 275 GTB owner's
manual sold for $1,089, as did a very rare 1903 Packard sales catalog. The
big excitement, however, was over a first-year Porsche brochure.
When the "as new" two-color, single-fold four-page sales brochure for
the 1949 Porsche crossed the block, it was immediately apparent that it
was on the "need" list of several well-heeled and determined bidders. The
spirited bidding, from both the floor and the phone, resulted in a very
strong sale price of $3,025.
The original Type 356 was designated a "VW Sports Car" and was
introduced in May, 1948. It was a mid-engine two-seater with a tubular
steel frame, and one of the four built currently resides in the Porsche
Museum. The Porsche evolution was the Type 356/2, the subject of the
brochure shown here, which came a year later and was built in Gmund,
Austria. They first appeared at the Geneva auto
show in March, 1949, but only 25 were built and
they were only available with 1.1-liter engines. It
was not until the spring of 1950 that German-made,
steel-bodied 356s were offered and imported into
the United States.
Porsche brochure: one of many paper prizes.
The information they want may be related to their next car purchase, or
aimed at filling a hole in an ever-expanding collection of automotive "paper."
At least an extensive car collection that exists only on paper can be
kept in a filing cabinet.
Automobilia Auctions' third annual post-Hershey auction offered
plenty of both types of items this past November. Under the stewardship
of Bentley enthusiast Jerry Lettieri and SCM's own David Brownell,
Automobilia Auctions has established a strong reputation by conducting
The brochure offered by Automobilia Auctions
was Porsche's first sales item and featured the
Coupe and Cabriolet. The original Salzburg, Austria,
dealer's stamp was in place. The piece was
offered by the person who originally obtained it
from the dealer in Salzburg, and he also consigned
the second and third Porsche-issued brochures from 1950-51 and 1952.
Sold together as a two-item lot, the later pieces only realized a total of
Owning the first Porsche brochure obviously came at a substantial
price. Was the piece worth three grand? To a Porsche historian or serious
paper collector, absolutely. As the expression goes, if you don't like the
price, find another one. In this case, there are only two or three more. Let's
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Mystery Photo Answers
wheels locked up, but the rears just kept on
coming.—Mike Shaw, Stone Mountain, GA
A rare photo of the lesser-known "Arc de
Defaite," taken somewhere outside of Paris,
France.—Steven Sperber, Woodland Hills, CA
French kinetic sculpture, titled "Pouce Vers"
(Inch Worm).—John McNulty, West Winfield,
Did he say the car was flawless, or floorless?—
Rob Raymer, Melbourne, Australia
What "bump" sign?—Ron Burns, New York,
Raced by Gary Mathews from
1970-74 as an independent
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Disrespectfully tagged as the "Bumper
Humper," the assembler of this bucket of bolts
obviously had no respect for seam spacing.—
John King, Libertyville, IL
Michelin experiments with new "Super
Grip" front tires in an all-out attempt to end
Bridgestone's dominance of Formula 1.—Ed
Pasini, Las Vegas, NV
I never should have put discs on the fro nt!—
Walter Scott, Paget, Bermuda
Okay, I will tell you one more time about
how it happened. I was going down this hill at
about 65 mph and hit the brakes. The front
Sacre bleu! Zee Paris-Dakar was tough on
the old family Deux Chevaux, but by God we
made it!—Doug Madson, Sauk Rapids, MN
Renault's failed attempt at Caterpillar
drive.—John Keller, Coeur d'Alene, ID
Deux Chevaux, deja vu. —Bill Fox,
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
A long-time SCM subscriber, Art knew the
value of using original parts. Unfortunately, the
new brake pad instructions, which said not to
brake hard for the first 150 miles, were written
in French.—David Sweet, Salem, OR
Though Bob was pleased with the results of
his efforts to lighten his unusual "Troon" vintage
racer, he soon found that he was going
through running shoes faster than he was racing
slicks.—Al Carr, Lexington, VA
A buckin' Deux Chevaux.—John Finley,
"Sacre bleu! C 'est une 2cv coupe!"—Patrick
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Blackhawk Collection/"The Auction."
925/736-3444, fax 925/736-4375.
3600 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville,
421-6694, fax 480/421-6697. 3020 North
Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251.
Bonhams. 415/391-4000, fax 415/
391-4040. 500 Sutter St., San Francisco,
CA 94102; Montpelier St., Knightsbridge,
London, 5W7 1HH. 44-207-228-8000, fax
Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480/
Christie's. 310/385-2699, fax 310/
385-0246. 360 N. Camden Dr., Beverly
Hills, CA 90210. www.christies.com .
Coys of Kensington. 44-207-584-
815/568-8888, fax 815/568-6615. P.O. Box
422, Marengo, IL 60152.
7444, fax 44-207-584-2733. 2-4 Queen's
Gate Mews, London, England SW7 5QJ.
Dana Mecum Auction Company.
eBay Motors, a part of eBay Inc.
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Russo and Steele. 602/252-2697,
Kruse International. 800/968-
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Silver Auctions. 800/255-4485,
2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205.
Smith & Santiago. 800/944-2816,
fax 405/843-6251. 7321 N. Classen Blvd.,
Oklahoma City, OK 73116. E-mail Rocky:
RM Auctions, Inc. 310/246-9880,
fax 310/246-9744. 9300 Wilshire Blvd.,
Ste. #550, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.
658-2714. Automotive consultant/appraiser.
Hartford, Connecticut area base. State of
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experience, appraisals and
Steve Cram's Automobile Appraisal
Service.415/567-1087, fax 415/567-1245.
In business for 29 years, licensed, totally
independent one-man operation. Work accepted
by Lloyds of London, Midlands and
all US banks and insurance carriers. No
charge for phone consultations. (CA)
Dave Brownell's Vintage Auto
Appraisals. Phone 802/362-4719; fax
802/362-3007. 25-plus years experience
nationwide and internationally. Single
cars or entire collections. Brass cars to
contemporary supercars. Complete services
from pre-purchase to insurance,
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dbrownell @sprynet.com . (VT)
Charles W. Clarke. Phone/fax: 860/
537-1868, fax 631/537-2641. P.O. Box 2277,
Sag Harbor, NY 11963. KenMotor@aol.com .
Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions/Keith
fax 760/323-7031. 602 East Sunny Dunes
Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92264.
Kensington Motor Group, Inc. 631/
wherewithal to address most any situation.
We can travel. (CT)
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USAppraisal. 703/759-9100. 25
years experience with collector automobiles,
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our Web site. David H. Kinney, ASA
(Accredited Senior Appraiser, American
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www.usappraisal.com . (VA)
Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206/
332-8183. Serving SF Bay Area and northern
California. Prompt, personal,
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Auto Appraisal Group. 800/848-
2880. fax 248/557-3511. 15 years in
business, IAAA, for loans, estates, divorce,
insurance and pre-purchase. Detroit
area, will travel. www.jinkclassiccars.com
or email@example.com. (MI)
Classic Car Research. 248/557-
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Dean V. Kruse. 260/927-1111,
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L'art et Pautomobile gallery &
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experience, 2 auctions yearly (June &
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or online at www.arteauto.com . We carry
a large collection of out-of-print books,
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Fantasy Junction. 510/653-7555,
fax 510/653-9754, www.fantasy
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junction.com . Specializing in European
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1920s to the 1970s, with over 50 cars in
stock. Bruce Trenery has over 25 years
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East Bay area. Clients and contacts worldwide
with satisfaction as the hallmark.
1145 Park Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608.
Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars. Mark
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Specializing in buying and selling European
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Grand Prix Classics. 858/459-3512,
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Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037. E-mail:
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Oldtimer Garage. 41-31-819 00
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J.J. Best Banc & Company. 800/
Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206/
800/922-4050. Collector cars aren't like
their late-model counterparts. These classics
actually appreciate in value so standard
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our Web site at: www.hagerty.com .
American Hobbyist Insurance.
Hagerty Collector Car Insurance.
800/395-4835. From "brass & wood"
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vehicles. Enjoy excellent coverage & low
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limitations in most states. Call toll-free
or visit us online at American
267-7700, fax 203/267-7773. With over
20 years of experience specializing in
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Premier Financial Services. 203/
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
224-8657, fax 503/223-6953. Award-winning
interior restoration. Leather dyeing
and color matching. 431 NW 9th, Portland,
The Colorado Grand. 1,000 mile
tour of western Colorado. Pre-1961 sports
cars. Frank Barrett. 970/926-7810, fax
2000, fax 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: info@cosdel.
corn; Web site: www.cosdel.com .
Passport Transport. 800/325-
CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT
Cosdel International. 415/777-
Guy's Interior Restorations. 503/
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American Collectors Insurance.
800/360-2277. We've been taking the
hassle - and expense - out of insuring
collector vehicles since 1976. Get the
collector coverage you need, at a price you
won't believe! Visit us online for an instant
4267, fax 314/878-7295. Classic and
specialty cars delivered anywhere in the
USA. Special event services, including
Pebble Beach, Monterey Historics, Barrett-Jackson,
and Auburn. Standardof-the-industry
service since 1970. (MO)
TNT, INC. 518/236-4166, fax 518/
236-4549. Personalized auto transport service—door
to door, coast to coast, open
carrier or enclosed carrier. Winching and
24-hour security. First class equipment.
Dependable and insured. (NY)
Sports Car Market
Intercity Lines, Inc. 800/221-
3936, fax 413/436-9422. Rapid.
hassle-free, coast-to-coast service. Insured,
enclosed transport for your valuable car at
affordable prices. State-of-the-art satellite
transport tracking. Complete service for
vintage races, auctions, relocation moves.
intercitylines.com . (MA)
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.
Concours Transport Systems. 253/
973-3987, fax 253/851-4707. Enclosed auto
transport nationwide. Lift gate loading, experienced
personnel. Classic & exotic cars.
Special events - fully insured. Fred Koller,
owner. email@example.com .
British Car magazine. 800/520-
8292. The American magazine for British
car enthusiasts. Classic profiles, historical
articles, club events, technical
information, restoration advice. One year
(six issues) is $22.95.
Repairs / Restorations / Race
International Motor Car Repair,
Inc. 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. Pickup
and delivery arranged. Call Jeff Palmero.
Austin-Healey Club USA. 888/
4AHCUSA, 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 AustinHealey
Magazine, Resource Book, calendar,
tech assistance, book discount. Annual
dues still just $35. Visa/MC accepted.
Visit our Web site: www.healey.org .
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.
Automotive Restorations, Inc.!
Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI/
VRS), 203/377-6745, fax 203/386-0486,
1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614.
Classic, special interest and race cars.
Sales, restoration and transportation.
Aston Martin Owners Club East
Coast and Canada Contact: Robert
Stockman, Chairman: 386/446-8081 386/
20 Marbella Court, Palm Coast, FL.
32137 Sponsors many events including
social, concours and speed throughout the
year from the east coast to the Mississippi.
Historical information, technical resources
and sales information relating to old and
new cars available to members.
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 Jaguar Journal
Northshore Sportscars Authorized
Agent for Morgan Motor Company. Sales,
Service, Restoration for all vintage British
Marques. Always buying clean original
and restored examples. Austin-Healey, Jaguar,
MG, Triumph. Visit our Web site
northshoresportscars.com Lake Bluff, IL
Automotive Restorations, Inc.Nintage
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.
VintageRacingServices.com , Automotive
Peter Hageman, Vintage Automobiles.
206/954-1961, fax 425/287-0660.
P.O. Box 554, Kirkland, WA 98033.
Prewar European autos, Bentley and RollsRoyce,
specializing in vintage Bentleys.
Alfa Ricambi. 626/281-7933, fax
626/281-7931. Comprehensive supply of
parts that puts authorized dealers to shame!
To maintain and restore your Alfa, vintage
or current. 431 S. Raymond Ave., Unit
101, Alhambra, CA 91803.
Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510/
525-9435, fax 510/524-3636. Large selection
of parts from 1900 series to Milano.
Efficient, personal service. 1221 Fourth
Street, Berkeley, CA 94710.
Centerline. 303/447-0239, fax 303/
447-0257. Restoration and replacement
parts, Giulietta through 164. Free catalog.
International Auto Parts 800-788-
4435, 434/973-0555, fax 434/973-2368.
Est. 1971. Over 90,000 Alfa/ Fiat/ Lancia
parts, 1956 to present, in stock, ready to
ship. Fast, knowledgeable service + same
day shipping! FREE 76 page catalog. 4351
Seminole Trail, P.O. Box 9036, Charlottesville,
Black Bart's Emporium. 800/4730078,
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 yourrestoration.
Performance Motoring Associates
831/338-9703, fax 831/338-2031. Former
Alfa Romeo dealer and SCCA racing champion,
Al Leake has over 30 years of experience
to compliment his new restoration shop.
Specializing in Giulietta/Guilia. Extensive
inventory of cars, racing components and
parts. Lightweight body panels. Sebring
racing suspensions and complete restorations
now available. E-mail Alleake@aolcom,
12895 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA
95006. alfaromeorestorations.com (CA)
The DiFatta Brothers, LTD. 800/
638-7656. Info, 410/426-7524, fax 410/
426-8194. 5928 Belair Rd., Baltimore,
MD 21206. Largest importer of Alfa, Fiat
and Lancia parts on the East Coast. Decades
ofexperience—we know these cars, and we
know the right parts. VISA/MC. Orders,
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)
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 ofexperience servicing
Alfa Romeo. We are also intimate with
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.
Dan Sommers's Veloce Motors.
503/274-0064. 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.
FERRARI / MASERATI /
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
dealer. New and used exotic cars. Also, huge
parts department with fast, fast service. 203
NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97203.
Garry Roberts & Company. 949/
650-2690, fax 949/650-2730. 922 Sunset
Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Specializing
in sales of Ferrari and other exotics. Consignments,
brokerage services, references
available. Extensive computer database.
Whether buying or selling, call.
ItalParts. Fax +31 172 240536.
Specializing in Italian car parts and prewar
car parts. 25 years of 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Buy Italian
engines/parts/cars of pre-war period and
'50s and early '60s.
I constantly collect and sell all
Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis.
310/274-7440, fax 310/274-9809, simon
email@example.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/
535-9900, fax 416/535-8152. Also Canada's
largest Ferrari parts inventory. Under
new ownership. Call today with your
needs. Jason Popovich. (ON)
Brian D. Moore Restorations. 916/
635-3559, 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.
Symbolic Motor Car Company.
858/454-1800, fax 858/454-1890. 7440 La
Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92307. Largest
dealer of exotic Ferraris, Jaguars, Alfas and
other cars in the world. Always a superb array
of important cars on display. Interesting
trades always considered. www.symbolic
Gran Turismo Motors. 818/546-
2971, fax 818/546-2812. 741 W. Broadway,
Glendale, CA 91204. Ferrari service, sales
and concours-winning restorations. Enthusiast-owned
and operated with an experienced
and friendly technical team ready to deliver
the complete Ferrari ownership experience.
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 Shaughnessey Consulting.
949/366-6211, fax 949/366-6827.
Professional buyer of Ferraris, primarily
'505, '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, Inc.!
Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI/
VRS). 203/377-6745, fax 203/386-0486,
1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614.
Classic, special interest and race cars.
Sales, restoration and transportation.
www. A utomot iv eR estorat ions. com .
Alex Dearborn in Topsfield, MA.
978/887-6644, fax 978/887-3889. Buying,
selling and trading vintage Mercedes. Specializing
in 300SL. Large database of older
MBs. Free listing of your car.
Gull Wing Group International.
Gary Estep, 530/345-6701. 776 Cessna,
Chico, CA 95928. Dedicated to the enjoyment
and preservation of 1954 to 1963
Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupes and Roadsters.
You do not have to be an owner to
belong. Member benefits include: twelve
monthly magazines per year plus a national
convention that rotates its location
around the country. Also, reproduction
parts and much more.
Mercedes-Benz Club of America.
800/637-2360. 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
Tony LaBella Classic Cars. 856/
424-1500. 280SL5 exclusively. 20 plus
280SLs 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. tonylabella.com .
Automotive Restorations, Inc.!
Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI/
VRS), 203/377-6745, fax 203/386-0486,
1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614.
Classic, special interest and race cars.
Sales, restoration and transportation.
Porsche Market Letter. 888/928-
9111. fax 505/838-1222. Send check or
Visa/MC to PML/SC, P.O. Box 567,
Socorro, NM 87801. Find the Porsche
you've been looking for. Over 1,000 Porsches
for sale in every issue. 1 year, 12 issues
only $55. (Can/Mex $65, overseas $100).
356 Registry. 356 Registry, 27244
Ryan Road, Warren, MI 48092. A club for
those interested in 356 Porsches. The
Registry Magazine is published six times
a year. 356 ownership not necessary. Dues
$30 annually. Membership information:
Barbara Skirmants. www.356registry.org .
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, hi-monthly
newsletter as well as a registry.*
1991 GMC 4x4 1500 GLE Suburban. The
SCM staff car! 120k, two owners, pampered
miles, new tranny, ltd. slip, window sticker.
Always dealer maintained with receipts. Extra
wheels/tires. Loaded. $6,495/offer, or
package "instant collector" deal with Healey
3000 (pictured, to the right) and funky trailer,
$31,500 all up. Kmartin@sportscarmarket.
com, (503) 261-0333. (OR) (Jan)
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ7. The SCM
tour car. Older, honest restoration. No rust.
Fresh overdrive. Everything works. Drove to
Healey convention and back. Front end
certified to be good. Many new parts. $26,500/
offer, or package "instant collector" deal with
Suburban (pictured, to the left) and funky
trailer, $31,500 all up. Kmartin@sportscar
market.com , (503) 261-0333. (OR) (Jan)
1985 Ferrari 400i A V12. Outstanding
condition, 27,000 documented miles. Unique
factory sunroof, concealed radar, telephone,
original tools and books, etc. No reserve,
January 19 Barrett-Jackson sale. For
personal preview, call Niall, (949) 642-0221.
1990 Jaguar XJ-S convertible V12 5.3 litre.
Unmarked paint, tan leather interior, 5channel,
500-watt stereo CD/radio,
telephone, and every power extra. No
reserve, January 19 Barrett-Jackson sale. For
personal preview, call Niall, (949) 642-0221.
1966 Shelby GT350, #2166. Open track, streetlegal
racer. 586-hp 302 stroked to 341 c.i. Race
prep by Walt Hane. All original parts available
to return to stock. $60,000. Dan Cundiff, (239)
595-3992 or DRCundiff@netscape.net . (FL)
1958 Buick Special Riviera Hardtop.
Original 364 cast-iron engine (250 hp) with
2-barrel carb, column-mounted Dynaflow
auto transmission. Two-owner car, certified
10,200 actual miles. $25,000. proteam@
1978 Series 3 308 GT4 converted to 2+
luggage with woofer, leather, sunroof, a/c,
extra set of Toyos. $22,500. Also 1981 308
GTSi with 23k miles, books/papers/tools,
factory cassette, spots, tight. $32,500 (503)
263-6964, firstname.lastname@example.org . (OR)
1972 BMW 2002 tii. VIN 2761084. Sahara/
beige, Original California car, 4-speed, daily
driver, 14x6 BBS basket weaves, Bilstein
shocks, Eibach springs. $6,200. (209) 8238208,
email@example.com . (CA)
1985 TVR 2801 Convertible, VIN
TV9RF28P9FBDH1256. Red/tan leather
interior. Excellent condition. All accessories
incl. jack & tool kit, books and service records.
$9,500 negotiable. (917) 620-8158 NYC,
firstname.lastname@example.org . (NY)
1989 Porsche Speedster. 6,800 miles. As
new. White/black leather, a/c. $55,000. (310)
1989 Lamborghini Anniversary, red/tan,
red piping, Euro bumper, rear wing, 5,000
miles $89,000. (440) 460-0161. (OH)
1967 Triumph GT6. No rust, very clean car.
New wire wheels. Nearly perfect condition.
Alt original. Runs very well. $6,000 firm. (707)
P ilk iNallikw
1997 Porsche 911 C2S. Black on black,
Tiptronic transmission. Information at
972 Ferrari 365GTCI4. Black/black, 8,000
miles, Borranis, major service at 5,600 miles.
Tools, manuals, service records. Excellent
condition. $66,900. Dennis, Flyboy@acninc.
net, (215) 771-3030. (PA)
1937 Jaguar SS 100. 2.5L OHV, Serial #
19053. One of fewer than 190 built. Perfect
cosmetic and mechanical restoration in '96.
$105,000. Marc Palmer, (305) 308-7430 or
email@example.com . (FL)
1985 Formula Atlantic Chevron. Ground
effects with tunnels, 10" front wheels, 14" rear
wheels, Cosworth Hart engine, 1600cc 201
horsepower, Hewland transaxle, 5-speed.
$22,000. James Redman, (772) 794-9755,
firstname.lastname@example.org , www.gorace.com . (FL)
1969 DeTomaso Mangusta. #8HA804. #2+
condition 302/325 hp, ZF-RBT JET-HOT
pictorial restoration, new interior, rotary a/c,
records from new, drives perfectly, one of the
best. $68,500. (973) 455-1338. (NJ)
1988 Corvette Anniversary Edition. Rare
4+3, mint original paint, $800 spent in last
3,000 miles by fanatic owner. NOS overdrive,
rebuilt trans, complete. New exhaust with
catalytic converters. 65,000 original miles.
$13,500 OBO, (928) 204-1174. (AZ)
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO reproduction,
aluminum alloy body, correct chassis, fresh
GTO-spec engine, vintage racer, street
licensed, build cost about $400k, sacrifice
$175k/trade. (602) 377-1197 days, (480)
661-7766 eves. (AZ)
1998 Ferrari 355B, S/N 111485. 6-speed.
Silver/tobacco interior. 6,500 miles.
Challenge panel, Tubi exhaust. All books,
tools & records. Excellent, $110,000. Michael
(215) 450-0700. (PA)
1949 Chrysler Town & Country. Recently
restored driver. Excellent history. Power top,
everything works. Age dictates sale. $73k
invested. $59,500. Mr. Brooks, (970) 4070860,
email@example.com . (CO)
1963 Lamborghini GT 350, alloy body, threeseater,
356 km since restoration. (941) 3093030,
www.concoursautos.com . (FL)
1956 Jaguar XK 140 Roadster. 450 miles
on professional, frame-off restoration to
numbers-matching original specifications.
Red/tan Connolly leather, black top, chrome
wires. Show winner. $62,500. adsleyaec@
austin.rr.com . (512) 346-3939. (TX)
1952 MG-TD. 1,425 miles on professional
restoration, upgraded drivetrain. 150-hp
2.8L V6, 200 R4, 8-inch Ford rear. BRG,
leather, tan top. $55k invested. $31,900.
firstname.lastname@example.org. (512) 346-3939.
Sports Car Market
Neat Stuff / Bengt Halvorson
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is the solution to keeping your
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battery from wearing down in cars where the
dome light can't be switched off separately. Price:
$19.99. Eastwood, 800/345-1178, www.east
2003 calendar, presented
focuses on the
1922 Targa Florio race
car and the 1957 SLS
special sports car. Both
are shown in a variety
of colorful scenes along
the rugged Sicilian route
of the famed Targa Florio long-distance race,
originally held 57 times from 1922 through 1973
and now revived as a vintage racing event. Sized
18 inches by 24 inches. Price: $36. MercedesBenz,
800/367-6372, www.mbusa.com .
Dunhill RPM Watch
Inspired by vintage
gauges and accordingly
this sporty, elegant
watch is at home
both at the races and
at a formal dinner. It
has a simple whiteon-black
dial with a
separate dial for seconds
and a red inner
bezel, and it is wa-
ter resistant to 50 meters. The sapphire crystal
is scratch resistant and treated to minimize reflections.
Available with either a brushed stainless
steel bracelet or a chocolate brown leather
strap with ardillon buckle. Price: $810-$1,030.
Dunhill, 800/776-4053, www.dunhill.com .
the wheel, who
a better, brighter
view of the road
high- intensity discharge
are no longer the
exclusive domain of high-end, late-model
luxury cars with this upgrade kit for older
vehicles with sealed-beam headlights. With
high-intensity discharge systems, there's no
filament to burn out, and the lamps themselves
last up to ten times longer than a typical
halogen bulb. They use 65% less power,
but overall light output is tripled and peripheral
vision is greatly enhanced. This completely
legal kit includes all the parts and mounting
hardware necessary to replace your older,
standard halogen headlights. Price: $479. Auto
Barn, 888/484-9560, www.autobarn.com .
Classic Collector's Tool Chest
built by H.
chest is a reissue
41. With two
ones—all felt lined—the chest has solid brass
hardware and long-lasting tongue-and-groove
joinery. Made of specially prepared, kiln-dried
quartersawn white oak or walnut and finished
with hand-rubbed lacquer. The chest is recommended
as a storage place for prized metal tools
and possessions, as the natural ability of the
wood to absorb moisture helps keep the contents
thy and rust-free. Price: $549. Herrington,
800/622-5221, www.herringtoncatalog.com .
fully machined, aircraft anodized aluminum
"beverage containment systems" are intended
for high-speed, high g-force liquid containment
in race cars, speed boats, cockpits, or
even in your family car. The zero-gravity clinch
cord keeps the beverage tipped in the right
direction, and the system can be mounted with
either a high or low center of gravity. The
shock-damping mechanism has sealed bearings
and a viscous fluid, and available contour
kits can help adjust for various mounting conditions.
Available in three colors: red, purple
and blue. Price: $119.95-$129.95.
BCSystems, 866/456-9322, www.bc
A brief look at cars of interest that have
passed through the SCM stable.
*-cr-15- is best
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8
Price as tested: $38,450
Likes: Tight, solid construction; roomy and
comfortable; excellent materials and design; uniquedesign
W8 engine is extraordinarily smooth;
powertrain is in its element at (illegal) triple-digit
speeds; stealth factor—fast but not too flashy.
Gripes: Costs $16,000 more than a standard
Passat; W8 feels less gutsy than expected
and doesn't have the low-end torque of other
V8s; nose-heavy weight distribution takes some
of the handling prowess away; blue-lit gauges
and red-lit controls are distracting at night.
Fun to drive:
Fun to look at: 1 ,-A
Overall ownership experience: tr**
Verdict: Eight cylinders and all-wheel drive
on a relatively small sedan should be a dream,
but it's not worth the extra $16k over the base
180-hp turbo four. The W8 simply doesn't deliver
on performance. Its torque curve and the
five-speed automatic's tall ratios seem ideally
suited for autobahn duty, not for the States.
And luxury buyers expect special treatment.
How are volume-oriented VW dealerships going
to cater to $40,000 W8 customers, let alone
the $75,000 Phaeton prospects?—Bengt
2002 Mini Cooper S
Price as tested: $21,000
Likes: Visually stunning, retro without being
slavish about it. Room for four now-supersized
Americans inside. Very clever dashboard.
Gripes: Hopeless torque curve with no grunt
down low—on both the standard and S models—makes
getting off the line in the city a chore.
Lower-back support in seats great for some,
painful for others.
Fun to drive: city**, otherwise TWC*
Fun to look at: *****
Overall ownership experience: *tar*
Verdict: BMW came so close to making this
a perfect pocket rocket; it's a shame their engineers
didn't give the engine more torque at low
rpm. Otherwise, the car looks right, is priced
right, and gets more smiles and thumbs-up than
anything else in the same price range that we've
driven in the past decade. Wait for the aftermarket
torque kit, then buy one.—Keith Martin
Continued from page 10
should really include an inflation
factor so that the reader can see
whether these cars are just holding
even with inflation, or are actually
I checked with the Marshall &
Swift Valuation Service Manual
that publishes inflation indexes for
both buildings and equipment. The
average inflation factor for all types
of equipment from 1982 to the
present is 1.48, which would show
these cars as being a good long-term
Redwood Shores, CA
Denis, while your methodology
may be actuarially correct, we have
found thatfew car collectors factor
inflation into the value of their cars.
We tend to remember what we paid
for them, forget what we spent
maintaining them, and view getting
our original purchase price back
as breaking even. We call it Old
Dear SCM: I picked up a copy
of Sports Car Market and, after
reading it, had a question. Where
are the cars you can get for the
prices you cite?
I have a couple of automotive
itches I've been trying to scratch
for better than a year and a half
and haven't been able to find
them at such prices. Vehicle desirability
being subjective, I don't
claim to know what's hot, just
what I want, and I would love to
find a perfect 1966-67 fixed-head
E-type for $27k. I've found cars
in that price range, but none are
in top condition. I also want a
GT6 Mk I, and even knowing everyone
thinks they're mutts, I
would buy several if I could find
perfect copies for $3,500.
Sources I've used are Hemmings,
the Internet, and national word
of mouth via car friends.—Doug
Gentner, via e-mail
The values of both E-type
coupes and GT6s have increased
significantly in the past year which
is reflected in our 2003 Price
Dear SCM: By definition,
your readers have, will have, or
wish they had a collectible car.
The information you provide is
invaluable for the "will haves" and
entertaining for the "wish they
hads" but the "haves" are a bit
short-changed. How about a column
that provides guidance to
those of us who try to maintain
and drive these wonderful cars?
Professional tips on the many alternatives
for servicing, storing
and restoring our cars would be a
nice addition to an already great
publication.—Bob Schiff, Manhattan,
This is a good suggestion.
However the challenge comes in
finding the right balance between
general information (always check
your antifreeze before putting your
car away for the winter) that soon
becomes superficial and boring,
and the overly specific (when replacing
the removable clip on the
chain on an Alfa Romeo Giulietta,
always stuff a rag into the timing
chain covet: so that if the clip falls
out, it doesn't disappear into the
sump) which would be of interest
only to a few. But we will keep examining
this as a column topic.—
Dear SCM: Let me first begin
by agreeing with you that a
928 is never likely to rise to "collectible"
With that said, let me strongly
disagree that it is an "F" car. By
your own standards, an "F" car is
one with no redeeming characteristics.
1 cannot fathom how you
can apply that label to a 928. It
was and continues to be hailed for
its fine handling, great performance,
comfort and ground-breaking
style, and not by Porsche nuts
alone. The 928 was internationally
recognized as one of the premier
sports cars of all time when
introduced. It was chosen by Motor
Trend as the best handling car
in America for a number of years
running, and still resides on their
list of "greatest GT cars of all
time." I seriously question your
lack of bias and editorial credibility
when you make strongly negative
assertions that stand in the
face of reason.
I respectfully ask that you restate
the tier rating for the Porsche
928. It will never be on the top 10
(or 100) of collectors lists, but it
is entirely undeserving of a "no
redeeming characteristics" moniker.
A Porsche 928 is an engineering
delight and a driver's dream,
even if it does fail to ignite enthusiasts'
passions. Certainly a "C"
is more appropriate, as it was a
very fine effort by Porsche. Labeling
it as an "F" is an absolute
joke, with the butt of that joke
reading this letter right now.—
Martin Minnich, via e-mail
Martin, you have a valid point.
In the 2003 Price Guide, we have
assigned a "C" rating to both the
928S-4 and GT models, and a
"D" to the 928 and 928S. I have
an admiration for the mechanical
capabilities of these cars; I think
the previous "F" rating came as
an overreaction to the constant
we don't get no respect"
bleatings of their owners. Sorry
Dear SCM: I was amused
when I read your X-pert response
to "M.K." in the September 2002
issue of SCM regarding the
Porsche 912 (page 14). You
guessed it, I own one—a 1969
model with sunroof. Monte
Shelton appraised it at $10k
shortly after I acquired the car almost
three years ago, so it's no
It always amuses me that 912s
are compared to 911s. These are
two completely different cars. The
912, being the follow-on to the 356,
is nimble, torquey, inexpensive to
maintain, comfortable and reliable.
I'm 6' 4" tall and 300 pounds, and
recently, in complete comfort and
with a big smile on my face, drove
my 912 to San Francisco and back
(via Highway 101, not 1-5).
The 912 never was, isn't, and
never will be a 911. It wasn't meant
to be a 911. It was meant to be an
affordable, reliable and fun car to
drive. And it is.
These comparisons are not much
different from the newbie Harley
rider who, while perched on his Big
Twin in front of Starbucks, cigar in
one hand and cell phone in the other,
points and giggles at someone riding
a Sportster, or those who "tsk, tsk"
at the poor Bentley owner who
couldn't "afford" a Rolls-Royce.
I thought this was all about
having fun driving our cars, not
about displaying one's portfolio.
Lastly, for those self-proclaimed
authorities who claim the
912 is "just like an old
Volkswagen," may I offer the fact
that my wife's original 1965
Volkswagen bug, that she's owned
since new, doesn't compare to the
912 in any way. Different animals.
All kidding aside, my wife
Diane and I both enjoy the magazine.—Paul
Johnesse, via e-mail
Dear SCM: I've been a supporter
of yours over the years
and have always enjoyed your
style (when dealing with cars).
We've spoken a few times over
the years at Monterey, etc. I am
a (new) subscriber to SCM and
usually drop whatever I am doing
at the time when a new issue
My question is, would it be
possible for you to list in your auction
reports whether a vehicle had a
reserve attached when it went to
the podium at auction? I am becoming
more involved as a consignor and
am curious as to whether quality
reserve/no reserve vehicles tend to
bring more at the hammer. I realize
the obvious when consigning that
it's a win/win for the auction house
if! go no reserve, but is this the best
approach when in search of top
dollar at a high-end auction?—Eric
Parsons, via e-mail
Eric, when one of our analysts
thinks the reserve status of a car
has significance, he notes it in the
As to reserve/no reserve status,
without question a no-reserve
car attracts a more interested audience
when it crosses the block,
as it will surely go home with someone
I'm not convinced that a noreserve
car actually brings more
money, however. I think the actual
amount a car sells for has to do
with the way the car is presented,
and the job the auction company
has done in getting the right bidders
to the event.—ED.
Dear SCM: This is in regards
to your September editorial and
general comments in your magazine
about the cost and reliability
of collector cars. What I remember
about cars built in the '50s and the
following decades is how unreliable
they were, both new and used.
My first new car was a '64 Pontiac
GTO. The brakes failed the very
first day I owned it. The power
steering never did work properly.
The body creaked and groaned like
an old house. Carburetors, points
and plugs needed regular adjustment.
When you compare those
cars with how trouble-free cars are
today, it's easy to see how younger
collectors can have the mistaken
idea that a completely restored car
will give years of trouble-free service.
The reality is that it will be
no more trouble-free than when it
was new, and that was nothing to
My other comment is about the
lad who wants to broker Ferraris
(September 2002, page 14). The
advice given reminds me of my
father's statement about keeping
livestock on his farm. "You raise
cattle for show and hogs for
profit!"—Denis Neumann, Redwood
Sports Car Market
1936 A.C. Coupe 14K Original
"We Covet the Rare and Unusual, Whether Pedigre ed or Proletarian"
• 1968 Alfa Romeo GT Jr., Straight, Complete, Runs
1969 Alfa Romeo GTV, Restored to Club Concours Specs
1981 Alfa Romeo Spyder Veloce, Brown
1988Alfa Romeo Spyder Graduate, Black/New Top End
1991 Alfa Romeo 164L, Black/Black, Runs Beautifully
1936Austin 7 Roadster
1963 Austin Healey 3000 MK II BJ-7, White/Black
1993 BMW 850ci, Black/Black, 33K
1993 BMW 850ci, Garnet Red/Cream 55k
1967 BSA 650 Lightning Motorcycle/1 owner
1948 Chrysler Town &Country Sedan Extremely Original
1936 Delahaye 135 Labourdette, 3 Position Drophead
1946 Delahaye 135 MS Gentleman's Racer
1967 Dodge Coronet 500, One Family Owned
1999 Dodge Viper RT/10, Hand-painted by Lassen
1964 Facel VegaFacel III, Driver/Project
1966 Ferrari 330 GTS, Long-term Owner
1982 Ferrari 4001A, Black, great driver
1984Ferrari Mondial, Quattrovalvole/40k
1950Jaguar Mark V Drophead, 3.4 Litre
1959Jaguar Mark I, Recent Partial Restoration
1952 Delahaye 235 Chapron, Former Pebble Beach Entrant .... $125,000.00
1920 Dodge Roadster, Nice Older Restoration
1960 Dodge Pickup, OF Yeller
1961 Jaguar Mark II, Custom Cabriolet, Project
1969 Jaguar E-Type 2+2, Restored Silver/Black
1970 Jaguar E-Type 2+2, 4spd Restored Red/Black
1953 JaguarXK-120 D.H.C., Restored RecVl'an
1990 La Forza 4 x4 SIN, Italian Style/American V-8
1958 LanciaAurelia Convertible, 2.8/3C V-6SSZ Motor
1965 Lancia Flaminia, Super Sport Zagato,SeriesV
1972 Lancia Fulvia, Zagato, 1600cc
1976 Lincoln Mark IV, Bill Blass
1971 Maserati Ghibli Spyder, 27k original
1931 Mercedes Benz 370, Manheim Cabriolet
$7,995.00 1954 Mercedes Benz 300 S Coupe, Black/Fitted Luggage
1956 Mercedes Benz 190 SL, Roadster, White/Black
1959 Mercedes Benz 300 d, Ivory/Red, Restored
1967 Mercedes Benz 250 Seb, Nice Driver
1969 Mercedes Benz 300 SEL 6.3, Nicely Restored
1971 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 3.5, Coupe/Lovely Original
$3,750.00 1973 Mercedes Benz 450 SL, One owner from new
1968 Mercury Montego MX Convertible
1971 MG MGB Roadster, Wires & Overdrive
1957 Moris Minor 1000 Coupe, No Motor
1967 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible, Extremely Nice
1971 Oldsmobile Toronado, Running parts car
1965 Pontiac Tempest, Convertible 326
1961 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II, Rococo meets Timothy Leary .
1963 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III, Rugged/Driver
1959 Rover American Conversion, Sweetie Pie
1979 Trans Am, Tired Project
1970 Fiat 500 Moretti Restoredwith sunroof
1961M.V. Augusta 1500cc Pickup Parts Delivery Truck
1955 Moto Morini 125cc 2-Stroke Motomie Fabulous
1950 Monet Goyon 125cc Motorcycle, Only one in US/Original .
1947 Western Fairiiner Torpedo
Fully restored to Lake Tahoe specs
1947 Harco 40' Mahogany Pleasure Yacht
1955 Cluiscraft 29' Beautiful ex-Tahoe MahoganySpeedboat
Twin Hercules 6 cyl. Small galley and head. Recent
re-fitting. Fascinating history.
1958 Richardson 41'
Formerly of the Miller Brewing family, hence its name
"High life." Very nice boat.
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hat makes a 1971 DeTomasoPantera
worth almost $200k? Absolutely
nothing that we can think of. Nobody
else could either, as it didn't
receive any bids. Stated to be the recipient of an
extensive restoration, it was offered on eBay
Motors with a $180,000 minimum bid. Seven
days after it appeared, it was pulled due to an
error—in the required starting
bid, we assumed. But no, it reappeared
with extensive commentary
on the restoration. A full
page was devoted to describing
the respray the seller alleged
cost him $32,000. According to
the SCM Price Guide, what he
has in paint is about what a
decent example should bring.
Point to remember when start
ing a restoration: the money you put into a car
has nothing to do with the money you will get out
of it when you sell.
Here's another one. An original 1965 Shelby
Cobra 427, S/N CSX3173 in red, sold at auction
in January 1987 for $250,000. The following year
at Monterey, it sold for $235,000 and headed off
to Japan where it was reportedly restored
and resprayed back to its original
silver livery. Offered on eBay
Motors this past month, it could only
generate $187,100 from 25 bids and
was, of course, a no-sale. So far, this is
not exactly a money-making proposition.
Based on the description of the
Cobra, it should be worth at least another
$100k. Here's a case where a
land auction may be the only place to
get that kind of money. We suggest
Monterey in 2003.
A 1939 Cadillac V16 Series 60 limousine was
offered on eBay Motors and was a no sale at
$12,100, receiving 28 bids. Only 60 of these
were manufactured and they are wonderful cars
for CCCA tours, as you can take your family
and friends, and even pick up a few hitchhikers
without being crowded. In decent condition,
$60,000 is not out of line. This one was described
as a barn-fresh original car in solid condition.
So why the low bids? It had one major,
glaring need.. .its V16 engine was cracked in several
places. The seller suggested finding a replacement
V16, which is next to impossible, so
the next best option would be to install a bigblock
Chevy engine and drop the front end. You
could have the only Cadillac limo hot rod at the
next show-n-shine, but the Cadillac-LaSalle Club
might question your membership application.
This is another example of a collectible car that
only has value when it has all its original parts.
Take one of them away and you can cut the
value by 75% or more.
Gas and oil collectors, myself included, missed
the boat on this one. A seldomseen
1920s Union Oil Company
bench was offered on eBay and
was a no-sale after only reaching
$1,914.99 with 14 bids. This was
well below the reserve and the
market value. The bench consists
of two seat-back porcelain signs
that normally sell for about
$2,000 as individual pieces, and
a simulated wood bench made of
porcelain. This is only the second one of these
known in complete condition, and the seller was
inundated with inquiries after the auction. I don't
know the final selling price, but anything less
than $4,000 was a bargain.
EBay #733235673—MOHAWK OIL ONEQUART
CAN. First bid: $9.99. Number of bids:
21. SOLD AT: $649. Date sold: 11/14/
2002. The seller states that he found
this very collectible one-quart oil can
at a garage sale, filled with rusty nails.
Chances are he paid about $5, so he
made a handsome profit. The buyer did
just fine as well, as these normally sell
for about $1,000. The only one who
didn't make out was the person who
held the garage sale, but chances are
that unless they read SCM, they'll still
think they made the deal of life when
they got the guy to buy the dumb old oil can for
$5. Sometimes ignorance can be bliss.
EBay Motors #1871247908-1977 AUSTIN
MINI. First bid: $4,050. Number of bids:
13. SOLD AT: $6,200. Date sold: 11/4/2002.
Excited SCM'er Graham Hazlette told us
about this purchase he made, and spoke in
glowing terms about the seller and his new
toy. All the buzz about the new Mini Coopers
has increased interest in the originals,
and should keep their prices either firm or
climbing. Cute car, smooth transaction, excellent
value—Graham did just fine.
EBay #732256703—GRETZ BEER CAN
WITH ALFA ROMEO. First bid: $1. Number
of bids: 23. SOLD AT:
$977.01. Date sold: 11/11/
2002. 1 can understand
spending crazy money for
an oil can with interesting
graphics—I've done it myself
on several occasions—
but $1,000 for a beer can?
Maybe it was the image of
a Giulietta Spider on the
can. Does this mean you can
trade a dozen Gretz beer
cans for the actual car?
EBay #733202995-1925 FORTUNE
CAR MASCOT. First bid: $500. Number of
bids: 7. SOLD AT: $2,225. Date sold: 11/17/
2002. There are car mascots,
and then there are
pieces of automotive art
such as this. This example
is in wonderful
condition, has clear signatures
of both the artist
and the foundry, and
has a documented history
as being issued in
the mid-1920s. Obviously,
for the serious
collector the pleasure of
having it on the display
shelf will outlast the
pain of writing the
EBay #1781510340-1930s ELECTRIC
TOY CAR IN BOX. First bid: $49.99. Number
of bids: 16. SOLD AT: $511. Date sold: 11/01/
2002. This delightful toy dates from the '30s
and is complete with a colorful box and stee
fence. Called The Kokomo Electric Car, the box
states that it cost $10—more west of the Mississippi—so
it was expensive in its day. The
box, in excellent condition, added at least 50%
to the value of this unusual toy.•
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