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The Insider's Guide to Collecting Classic, Antique, Sports & Muscle Cars 157 Collector Cars Rated by our Experts Shortnose Ferrari 275 GTBs—Are Arihe Good Deals Gone? RM Gets $218,500 for Kughn's 1,500 Sq. Ft. Train Set


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RM AUCTIONS INC.  VINTAGE MOTORCARS AT 25 YEARS met' slam, 7lortda ,  MARCH 13, 2004 CONSIGNMENTS NOW BEING ACCEPTED 800-211-4371 •„ IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS 1963 JAGUAR LIGHTWEIGHT E-TYPE COMPETITION CAR Sold in 2003 Jr $1,375,000 1962 FERRARI 400 SUPER AMERICA COUPE 1960 MASERATI 5000 OT Sold in 2003 for $341,000  Sold in 2003 for $495,000 1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL ALLOY COUPE Sold in 2003 for $750,000 ■SR 449114 ATAt OC,'; R runniR REGISTRATION 800-211-4311 ONE CLASSIC CAR DRIVE, BLENHEIM, ONTARIO, CANADA NOP 1A0 TEL . 519-352-4575  FAX . 519-351-1337 www.rmauctions.com 1,AVIAL Si0.41“,  Premier  1.1.BESTBANC & co  PUTNAM PVICNIT ti.,  NSPf_JA:t CAR SPECIALISTS: MIKE FA1RBAIRN ROB MYERS 800-211-4371 mfairbairn@rmauctions.com 800-211-4371 rmyersOrmauctions.com JACK C. BOXSTROM . .613-476-9132 jboxstrom@rmauctions.com TODD WERTMAN ROD EGAN  TERRY LARSON  DAN SPENDICK KEN WALLACE  DONNIE GOULD JOHN KRUSE  JONATHAN HOOKER 310-246-9880 twertmangrmauctions.com 519-352-4575 reganermauctions.com 480-984-8501 tlarsonermauctions.com 519-352-4575 dspendick@rmauctions.com 734-547-2400 kwallace@rmauctions.com 954-566-2209 dgould@rmauctions.corn 260-925-6789 519-352-4575 jkruseOrmauctions.com 'hooker  rmauctions.com


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RM AUCTIONS INC. VINTAGE MOTORCARS AT THE 25 YEARS izona  ORDER YOU CATALOG NOW www.rmauctions.com 800 - - PHOENIX ARIZONA iihnore JANUARY 23, 2004 211 4371 1950 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY COUPE 1967 FERRARI TIPO 166 FORMULA TWO RACING CAR  1933 LINCOLN KB WILLOUGHBY PANEL Chris Amon, Tasman Series Race Winner and Brambilla Hockenheim F2 1st place in 1968. Superb history and condition. BROUGHAM 1930 PACKARD SERIES 745 ROADSTER High-point restoration by Winross 1969 DODGE CHARGER 500 426 Hemi, Numbers matching, 1 of 16 WITHOUT RESERVE 1959 JAGUAR XK 150S ROADSTER low‘Weistop ONE CLASSIC CAR DRIVE, BLENHEIM, ONTARIO, CANADA NOP 1A0 TEL 519-352-4575  FAX 519-351-1337 www.rmauctions.com Premier .I.J.BESTBANC & co. P T NA N I PA S.:5PqR.1.: MIKE FAIRBAIRN  ROB MYERS  800-211-4371 800-211-4371 JACK C. BOXSTROM  613-476-9132 TODD WERTMAN  ROD EGAN  TERRY LARSON  DAN SPENDICK  KEN WALLACE  DONNIE GOULD  JOHN KRUSE  310-246-9880 519-352-4575 480-984-8501 519-352-4575 734-547-2400 954-566-2209 260-925-6789 JONATHAN HOOKER .  519-352-4575 mfairbairnOrmauctions.corn rrnyersOrmauctions.com jboxstromOrmauctions.com twertman@rmauctions.com regan@rmauctions.corn tlarsonermauctions.com dspendick@rmauctions.com kwallace@rmauctions.corn dgouldgrrnauctions.corn jkrusegrrnauctions.com jhooker@rmauctions.com


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Sortfs Keith MARKET) 16. U7 s Car Vintage Bentleys conquer the Rockies. Colorado Grand report begins on pg. 22. Bob Dunsmore FIRSTHAND EVALUATIONS OF 157 COLLECTOR CARS 50 Bonhams & Butterfields, Hummelstown, PA 17 out of 25 sold makes for a decent, if petite, day at the podium. 56 Santiago Collector Cars, Albuquerque, NM A nicely-done first effort sees 51 cars change hands. 1934 Duesenberg Si: Unknown chassis, rebodied several times, still brings $429,000 at RM's Carail auction. 60 Silver Auctions, Tacoma, WA 65  74  77  PROFILES 30  34  Another afternoon, another $320k hammered sold. Collector Cars International, Branson, MO Jim & Kathy Cox move $2.4m worth of iron in lounge-lizard heaven. RM Auctions, Carail, Detroit, MI A once-in-a-lifetime chance to buy the cars, toys and train sets of your dreams. Kruse International, Hershey, PA Dean joins forces with Don and Richie to put on a $5.7m show. 1980 512 Berlinetta Boxer A fistful of service receipts helped it make $76,680. 1930 Bentley Speed Six Le Mans replica A real Speed Six, a replica Le Mans body, a bargain. 36 1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider 38  40 1964 Porsche 356C coupe Jim Schrager thought it would be the bargain of the day. Wrong. 1952 Nash-Healey, an easy-going mutt. 46  Newsstand cover photographs: Ferrari courtesy of Barrett-Jackson, Bentley courtesy of Bonhams and GTO courtesy of RM Auctions. 4 1968 Pontiac GTO Ram Air convertible Spend $120k on restoration, sell for $62k. It's the new math. 1952 Nash-Healey Le Mans sports racer A cheap way to own real a real piece of Le Mans history. Sports Car Market All style and no speed, but makes big money at $31,189. 1970 Moretti Sportiva Very stylish, very rare, and very unrelated to a classic Moretti.


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"The 1973 Mustang: A great car for the teenager in the house—big, slow and no real backseat,- comments SCM Senior Analyst Dave Kinney. His review of the Branson Auction begins on pg. 65. COLUMNS 8 Shifting Gears Keith Martin 10 The Inside Line / Crossing The Block Cindy Banzer 21 Affordable Classic: 1985-87 Honda CRX Si by Chris Lydiksen 18 Legal Files: Wait, I've Changed My Mind by John Draneas 32 Sheehan Speaks: Two Cams, Sorry, You're Too Late by Michael Sheehan 42 Porsche Gesprach: The 911 That Rides like a '60s Vette by Jim Schrager 88 Motobilia: 1928 Erector Set Goes for $8,050 by Carl Bomstead 88 Bike Buys: 1983 Honda CB1100F by Paul Duchene 96 eWatch: Granny's Pacer and Other Fun Stuff by Carl Bomstead Fraschini meets Puccini at the Sergio Franchi Festival. FEATURES & DEPARTMENTS 12 Auction Calendar 14 You Write, We Read 17 Featured Artist 22 Colorado Grand They don't make them like this anymore. 27 California Concours 28 Arias & Automobiles 39 Mystery Photo 83 Fresh Meat 84 Price Guide—English Cars 86 Toys For Boys at Carail 90 Mystery Photo Answers 90 Twenty Year Picture 91 Comments With Your Renewals 92 Glovebox Notes 92 Neat Stuff For only $218,500, this could have been yours. 6 CLASSIFIEDS 16 Display Advertisers Index 33 Ferrari 35 English 37 Alfa Romeo 39 Etceterini 43 German 45 American 47 Vintage Race Cars 93 Showcase Gallery 94 Resource Directory Sports Car Market A Gandini-fest at the California Concours.


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19 December 2003 Gstaad Sale Illustrated top. 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione One of the finest examples in existence, with 6th overall at the Le Mans 24 Hours and a class victory at the Watkins Glen 6 Hours amongst its credits. We are also particularly proud to announce our appointment to sell the Lepeltier Collection of 14 Ferraris, assembled over several decades by Geneva based enthusiast Michel Lepeltier until his untimely death in 1990. Illustrated left to right: -1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB -1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso -1989 Ferrari F40 -1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 CREDIT SUISSE Europe 10 Rue Blavignac 1227 Carouge-Geneva Switzerland +41 (0) 22 300 3160 UK 10 Salem Road London W2 4DL +44 (0) 20 7313 3176 USA 220 San Bruno Avenue San Francisco California 94103 +1(415) 861 7500


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-1 Shifting Gears / Keith Martin "I Don't Care What You Say, You'll Never Have As Many Cars As Harold E. LeMay" H But where LeMay differed from you and me, and indeed from every other collector on the planet, was the amount of four-wheeled booty he squirreled away over the years. He didn't stop at one or two cars. Or ten or twenty, or one hundred or two hundred. Or even one thousand or two thousand. arold LeMay was a car guy, just like you and me in a lot of ways. He figured out how to use his day job, owning wastehauling franchises, to help him build his car collection. Myth has it he paid a spiff to garbage collectors who told him about interesting cars they came across on their route. thousand cars is the world's most complete collection of models from the Big Three automalcers, from a variety of years. As appealing as this assemblage of everyday cars is, for the LeMay Museum to become world class, it must offer more. We believe that smaller, more focused collections should be created and displayed in adjunct to the core LeMay cars. There should be displays of Indy race cars, of Ferrari competition cars, of supercharged Duesenbergs and more. Visitors to the museum should be able to see, under one roof, everything from four-door 1958 Chevrolet Bel Airs to Bugatti Type 57s. When he died in November 2000, he had more than 3,000 cars in his collection (and 30,000 pieces of automobilia), which, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, made it the largest private antique car collection in the world. In 1997, thinking of the future, the LeMay family had founded the non-profit Harold E. LeMay Museum and committed themselves to donating their vast collection to it for the benefit of the public. The charter of the museum is to preserve and interpret the history and technology of the automobile and its influence upon American culture. A 17-ACRE SHOWROOM Several hundred people packed the ballroom at the Sheraton hotel. The presentation, by Alan Grant, lead architect of Gensler Architectural Firm, was well done, and the audience enthusiastic. The design of the building is dramatic, as are the plans to have more than 750,000 square feet, more than 17 acres, of display and storage space. And they plan to have more than 1,000 cars on display Having recently been honored by an appointment to the museum's National Advisory Board, I attended the public unveiling of the architectural design, on November 5, 2003, in Tacoma, WA. One hundred fifty cars in the Great Hall, 850 elsewhere. The LeMay doesn't have to own these additional collections, but merely provide the first-class space to display them properly. There is certainly no shortage of extraordinary cars in the Pacific Northwest that really need to be made available for viewing by the general public. DON'T MAKE IT TOO FANCY --` 44Sta 3 - We caution the architects not to get too caught up in their own fancy drawings. Several times during the evening, comments were made about the "boring presentation of Bugattis at Molsheim," and how the LeMay would be far more "dramatic." Drama, schmama. For those of us who cut our teeth wandering up and down the seemingly endless aisles of the Harrah collection, there is no better way to spend an afternoon, or a week of afternoons, than just walking around looking at old cars. WE'LL BE ASKING FOR A CHECK Striking design, but it's what& inside that will matter at one time—visualize the entire entry list for the Barrett-Jackson auction under one roof. The goals are admirable, and the team of Harold's widow, Nancy LeMay, CEO of LeMay Enterprises; John Barline, chairman of the museum board; and David Madeira, CEO of the museum, is a good one. But SCM has a major concern about the museum and its aspirations. Simply put, its current goals are not ambitious enough. THE WORLD'S GREATEST MUSEUM In SCM's opinion, the goal of the LeMay Museum should be to become the world's definitive automotive museum. With such an enormous, sophisticated, purpose-built facility, it should strive to present the world's greatest array of automobiles in a stunning yet user-friendly setting. 8  the museum, promote it internationally, and conduct the next stage of the fundraising campaign. Of course, all of these things take money. The city of Tacoma jump-started the process by granting the museum $10,700,000 in land and improvements, and secured a $1,000,000 planning grant for them. Six to eight million dollars in startup funds will be needed over the next four years to operate The total campus development of the museum project will cost in excess of $100 million, with up to $30 million of this to be realized through partnerships with private investors who can develop retail, dining and entertainment aspects of the nine-acre site. The rest will depend on the philanthropy of foundations and gearheads like you and me. It's an ambitious goal, yes, but a worthy and achievable one if the board and staff of the museum raise their own bar and set their sights on the creation of the world's definitive car museum. The LeMay collection, known for its breadth and depth, is really the Standard Catalog of American Cars come to life. Among its three We'll be coming to SCM'ers to help fund a portion of this project, so stay tuned for future details. We Americans are good at thinking big, and here's a chance for U.S. car fanatics to help build something world-class that they can call their own, while at the same time benefiting fellow hobbyists everywhere. (To keep up-to-date on the LeMay Museum, and to be put on their mailing list, go to www.lemaymuseum.org, or call 253.779.8490.). Sports Car Market


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Bonha a BUTTERFIELD AUCTIONEERS Er APPRAISERS 1111111111111Hol , The "Ricky Nelson Roadster' sold at Quail Lodge 2003 The Bonhams team are the world's leading specialists in the sale of Collectors' Motor Cars at auction from veteran to modern day classics, from Hot Rods to Formula 1. Bonhams' extensive sale calendar includes general and specialist sales at flagship venues throughout the world including Monaco, Paris, Geneva, NOrburgring, Gstaad, Quail Lodge, Hershey and Goodwood. Whether you are looking to buy or sell Collectors' Motor Cars, find out how we can help by calling: Mark Osborne (415) 391 4000, Mark.Osborne@bonhams.com Andrew Reilly (415) 503 3285, Andrew.Reilly@bonhams.com Malcolm Barber (415) 861 7500, Malcolm.Barber@bonhams.com USA  Bonhams & Butterfields  220 San Bruno Avenue  San Francisco  California 94103  (415) 391 4000 (415) 391 4040 fax UK  Bonhams  Montpelier Street  London  SW7 1HH  +44(0) 20 7393 3900 +44 (0) 20 7393 3905 fax Europe Bonhams 10 Rue Blayignac 1227 Carouge-Geneva Switzerland +41 (0) 22 300 3160 +41 (0) 22 300 3035 fax www.bonhams.comius


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The Inside Line / Cindy Banzer News Please send upcoming news, event or auction information to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. scm Happenings ✓ The Seventh Annual SCM Insider's Seminar at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, AZ will be held on 1/22/04-1/24/ 04. Spaces are filling up fast, sign up today. For details, see pg. 67. Contact David Slama: 503.261.0555 x206; david.slama@sportscarm arket.com. (OR) ✓ Sign up today for the Second SCM Car Collector's Tour to England, including the Goodwood Revival Historic Races. Sponsored by SCM and Steve Austin's Great Vacations, includes factory tours, car auction, museums and English countryside touring. Held 8/30/04-9/8/04. See pg. 37. Call for brochure: 800.452.8434; 503.266.4079; e-mail steveaustin@canby.com. (OR) ✓ Mark your calendars for the SCM Insider's Seminars on 3/12/04 at the FtM auction at Amelia Island, FL, and on 3/19/ 04 - 3/20/04 at the Barrett-Jackson Florida auction. For details, contact David Slama; 503.261.0555 x206; clavid.slama@sportscarmarket.com. (OR) cost at the Russo and Steele auction, 1/23/ 04-1/24/04, Scottsdale, AZ. Just register by 12/15/03 and mention you read this in SCM's Inside Line column. Call 480.517.4005; www.russoandsteele.com . (AZ) SCM subscribers can register to bid at no Transitions ✓ Peter H.G. Morgan, of the Morgan Motor Co., died Oct. 20 at the age of 83. His father, H.F.S. Morgan, founded the company in 1910, and Peter took over as chairman in 1959. His son, Charles, nms the company today. Gil Nickel, 64, a Napa Valley wine industry pioneer with careers ranging from missile analyst to nurseryman, died on 10/30/04 from skin cancer. In 1995, he became the first American to win the the International Auto Federation Historic Sports Car Championship, a European-wide series. Always smiling, he was a tremendously positive force in the hobby, and will be missed. He is survived by his wife Beth, son Jeremy Nickel and brother John Nickel. 10  ✓ Ron Tonkin, Chairman of the Ron Tonkin Dealerships, Portland, OR, is one of six leaders of the automobile industry to be selected to receive the Automotive Hall of Fame's 2004 Distinguished Service Citation. Other recipients include Gary Cowger, President of General Motors, Tom LaSorda, VP, Manufacturing, DaimlerChrysler/Cluysler Group and Anne Stevens, VP, North American Vehicle Operations, Ford Motor Company. Tonkin was president of NADA in 1989. A long-time friend of SCM, he gave Publisher Martin his entree into the commercial side of the exotic car world when he offered him a sales manager position at his Ferrari dealership in 1989. ✓ Passport Transport offers a new three-day express cross-country transport. Contact Jim Snider at 234.310.4084; jim.snider@fedex.com . (MO) V Bloomington Gold founder David Burroughs is taking over as Chief Executive Officer of Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA. Events  In addition to handling day-to-day operations, Mr. Burroughs will serve on the Board of Directors and have a vested ownership in Bloomington Gold. (IL) V Barrett - Channel announce that the live television coverage of the January 2004 Barrett - Automotive Hall of Fame,: Ron Tonkin Jackson and Speed Jackson Scotts- dale Auction will be expanded to 15 hours of live broadcast over three days. The auction is scheduled for three hours on Thursday, 1/22/04, six hours of consecutive coverage on Friday, 1/23/04, and six hours on Saturday, 1/24/04. Contact Tim McGrane at  480.421.6694  '32 Ford Model 18 goes from NJ to Pebble Beach in three days, via Passport Transport express. Barrett-Jackson, x125 or Eameson@speedTV.com . (AZ) r Corvette Mike's, Anaheim, CA, is carrying the limited production 2004 Cadillac XLR (SCM'er Jim Henderson of Lighthouse Point, FL, recently took delivery of his XLR and reports that it is "terrific.") Call 800-3278388; www.corvettemike.com. (CA) or tmcgrane@barrettjackson.com, or Erik Arneson at Speed Channel, 704.731.2189 6/ The 21" Annual Porsche & Vintage Literature, Toy/Model and Memorabilia Swap Meet, 1/31/04, Los Angeles Airport Hilton, expects over 225 tables of collectibles with more than 1,200 people from 12 countries attending. Call Prescott Kelly, 203.227.7770 (8-11 p.m. EST or weekends) or e-mail KellyCT@optonline.net . (CA) ✓ The Copa de Campeones (Cup of Champions) rally will be held 2/20/04-2/22/ 04, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Space is limited to 40 competitors and available on a first-come basis. Contact Francisco Sosa for more information, including event registration fees, at 787.868.3502; carsfinder@coqui.net . (PR) V The Alfa Romeo Giulietta 50" Anniversary Celebration will include a two-day driving tour and car show in Sausalito, CA, prior to the California Mille, 4/22/04-4/23/04. The event is open to Giuliettas only. Contact Martin Swig, 415.479.9950, fax 415.479.9911, e-mail mlswig@earthlink.net , or Dan Radowicz at 925.736.8462, fax 415.479.9911, e-mail dradowicz@sbcglobal.net . (CA) V The season pass for the Carlisle Events 2004 is now available for $69.95. The pass is good for one admission to each 2004 event at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. The events include: Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet and Corral, 4/21/04-4/25/04; Import-Kit/Replicar Nationals, 5/21/04-5/23/04; All-Ford Nationals, 6/4/04-6/6/04; All-GM Nationals, 6/18/ 04-6/20/04; All-Chrysler Nationals, 7/9/047/11/04; Summer Bike Fest, 7/23/04-7/25/04; All-Truck Nationals, 8/6/04-8/8/04; Corvettes at Carlisle, 8/27/04-8/29/04; Collector Car Swap Meet and Corral on 9/29/04-10/03/04. Contact Becky Kunzman: 717.243.7855 x116, fax 717.243.0255, becicy@carsatcarlisle.com , www.carsatcarlisle.com. (PA) v The 5th Annual Modena Cento Ore Classic, 5/5/04-5/8/04, starting in Modena, Italy, features a regularity and speed race for historic cars to be run on a new course through the Apennines in Tuscany, into Parma, with overnight stops at Montecatini and Salsomaggiore Terme. Included will be circuit races on the Mugello or Imola and Varano racetracks, plus the traditional hot lap of the Ferrari test track at Fiorano. For those who must leave early to participate in this year's Mille Miglia, a special two-day entry in the MCO is available. New are classes for recent Ferraris, including the 288 GTO, F40, F50 and Enzo, along with a Maranello 550 Barchetta-only class. For information and an application form, go to www.modenacentooreclassic.com.• Sports Car Market


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Crossing The Block PRI-View 1,/ Of the 300+ items available for auction at l' art et P automobile Winter 2003 Auction, 12/10/03, one is the Rolex Oyster watch presented to racing legend Arie Luyendyk in honor of his 1990 win at the Indianapolis 500. Other lots include an original painting brings together Kruse and the Leake Auction Company. The 32nd Annual Great Atlantic City Vintage Car Auction, 2/26-29/04, will have over 1,000 cars available. This year, it will be held in the new Atlantic City Convention center and feature a rare 1950 Fitzpatrick Custom, unseen by the public Be the winning bidder and put this Gotschke on your wall. by Walter Gotschke, capturing a moment at the 1955 British Grand Prix at Aintree, and a racing suit used by Mario Andretti during his winning 1969 season. 631.329.8580, www. arteauto. com . (NY) v A private collection of 14 Ferraris will be offered for sale at the Bonhams' all-Ferrari sale, held at the Palace Hotel in Gstaad, Switzerland on 12/19/03. They range from an original-paint Lusso to a 3,000-km F40. This collection has not been seen in public for over a decade. +41.22.300.3160, fax +41.22.300.3 035,www.bonhams.com. (CH) at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, 1/21-25/04. Among the cars are a 1960 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Cabriolet, a 1960 Apollo GT coupe, and a 1972 Italia convertible, number 388 of approximately 425 cars built. 480.421.6694, www.barrett-jackson.com . (AZ) v Nearly 100 highly collectible automobiles will cross the auction block at RM Auctions' Vintage Motor Cars, 1/23/04, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix. The headliner is a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB which is estimated to bring $1,750,000. 800.211.4371, www.rmauctions.com . (ON) Over 300 No Reserve cars will be offered Pliiirimillilliiilli114,0i, ZitIP ' 11111 1 son is now taking consignments for the Palm Beach Collector Car Auction, 3/19-21/04. This year the event has three full days of auction and an increased Automotive and Lifestyle Pavil- I cif el 1E_ Nip  - ,  Ii  fi4tt 1'1'11;1441h Be the onlyone on your block to own a Fitzgerald. Buy yours in Atlantic oCity. since 1964. 800.968.4444, wwwicruseintemational.com . (TN) v Barrett-Jack- Reliable Carriers, Inc. has been named as the preferred classic auto transportation provider for the Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction, 1/23-24/04, in Scottsdale, AZ. More than 300 European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom cars will be featured. The 2004 event has been 6/ lsn lit about time to get y ourself a Big Brake Fuelie? ion. Speed Channel TV will also be broadcasting live from the auction. 480.421.6694 x.225, www.barrett-jacicson.com . (AZ) expanded to two full days. 480.517.4005, www.russoandsteele.com (AZ) V The 26th Annual NCRS Winter Meet Chevs & Vettes, 1/23-1/24, held by Mecum Auctions is open to all Corvettes and Chevrolets. A 1962 Corvette Convertible "Big Brake Fuelie" is one of the many cars offered at this auction in Kissimmee, FL. 815.568.8888, www.mecumauction.com. (IL)* Calendar  All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. E-mail auction info to: insideline@sportscarmarket.com . 749 Fmget a rental car in Scottsdale, buy this 1961 250 STVB at the RM auction instead. v Kruse International will have two auctions in different states on the same February weekend. The 20th Annual Collector Car Auction, 2/26-29/04, in Oklahoma City, OK, 12 DECEMBER England-December 1 BONHAMS-London England-December 2 CHRISTIE'S-London England-December 4 COYS-London Missouri-December 5-7 MECUM-Kansas City England-December 6 CHEFFINS - Bedfordshire England-December 10 H&H AUCTIONS-Derbyshire France-December 15 ARTCURIAL-BRIESTPOULAIN-LE FUR-Paris Switzerland-December 19 BONHAMS-Gstaad JANUARY Florida-January 2-4 KRUSE-Ft. Lauderdale Arizona-January 16-19 SILVER-Fort McDowell Arizona-January 23 RM AUCTIONS-Phoenix Arizona-January 23-24 RUSSO AND STEELEScottsdale Arizona -January 21-25 BARRETT-JACKSONScottsdale Arizona—January 28 - February 2 KRUSE—Scottsdale FEBRUARY Florida-February 6-8 RM AUCTIONS-Boca Raton Washington-February 7-8 SILVER-Puyallup France-February 14 CHRISTIE'S-Paris Oklahoma-February 20-22 KRUSE-Oklahoma City England-February 21 H&H-Stoneleigh Oklahoma-February 26-29 KRUSE-Oklahoma City New Jersey-February 26-29 KRUSE-Atlantic City California-February 28-29 MCCORMICK'S-Palm Springs MARCH Florida-March 13 RM AUCTIONS-Amelia Island Florida-March 18-21 BARRETT-JACKSONPalm Beach Florida-March 27-28 KRUSE-Fort Myers England-March 29 CHRISTIE'S-London• Sports Car Market


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MOTOR CAR CM/PANTY www.symbolicmotors.conn SYMBOLIC — 1966 AC Cobra 427 — 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B — 1965 Ferrari 250GT SWB — 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 "Comp." — 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC — 1998 Ferrari 333SP — 1971 Ford GT40 MK I — 2003 Dodge Viper Comp. Coupe — 1950 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster — 1993 Jaguar XJ220 — 1969 Lola T70 Mark III B — 1975 Lola 1296 — 1946 Maserati 4CL-1500 — 1960 Mercedes 300 SL Roadster — 1992 Nissan 300ZX GTP — 1969 Porsche 917K — 1978 Porsche 935 K3 — 1985 Porsche 962 Factory "Rothmans" — 1987 Porsche 959 — 1989 Porsche 962 Street Comp. — 2000 Porsche 996 GT3-R 1969 Porsche 917K Winner of the 1971 "12 Hours of Sebring" 7440 La Jolla Blvd. — La Jolla, CA 92037 — (858) 454-1800 — fax (858) 454-1890


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You Write, We Read All letters are subject to edting. Please address correspondence to SCM, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarket.com WHICH SHELBY FOR ME Dear SCM: I am now in the slow and deliberate process of building a fine collection of classic and sports cars and have decided to start with what I think are significant American muscle cars. At 40 years old, this '60s era is what I know best, and what hits my hot button. I am looking for a 1967 Shelby Mustang. I would consider either a GT 350 or GT 500 but it must have a manual transmission and wear an interesting color. My two-part question to you is the following. First, do you think Shelby Mustangs are overpriced right now, perhaps due to Ford's centenary celebration and all the resultant press? And second, would I be better off with a 350 or a 500? I realize the later cars never achieved the racing success of the 1965 or 1966 models, but to me the 1967 models just seem more complete—and infinitely better looking—Jerome Jacalone, New York, NY Dave Kinney responds: Shelbys are expensive, yes. But overpriced? I don't think so. While these cars have been appreciating at double-digit rates in the past year expect to see the prices continue their upward trend. And not because of the "gag-myHeidelberg" advertorial press that has been spewed out about the centenary celebration. The real culprit is a whole bunch of folks your age and older who are actively searching for cars they couldn't afford when they were teenagers. Ford's venerable 289-cid motor before it morphed into the 302. "If you want a car to drive, go with the GT 350. If you want one to impress the guys down at the country club, get the 500." '67 Shelby GT 350 If you want a car to drive, go with the GT 350. If you want one to impress the guys down at the country club, get the 500. others. This means you might be able to find a bit better car for a bit better price ff it 's a less-thanpopular hue. I talked to fellow automobile appraiser and Mustang Club of America Gold Judge Mark Folden of Centralia, Washington, about your question of a GT 350 versus a GT 500. Mark likes the choice of a 1967 model, as "many would argue that this was the final year for Carroll Shelby's day-to-day involvement with the cars, and 1967 is the final year for Los Angeles production." He made it clear that he likes both the GT 350 and the GT 500, It should be noted that Mark put his money where his mouth is, as he currently owns a 1967 GT 350. I'll go along with Guru Folden's advice, but I'll tag on my own observation: When it comes to Mustang-based Shelbys, the choice isn't between good and bad, the choice is between good and what 's good for you. MINI VS. HEALEY Dear SCM: I have throughly enjoyed owning and driving my Austin Healey 100-4 for the last seven years. But I find that it has its limits. It is neither a highway cruiser, nor something you want to sit in for long periods of time. I can't fit the kids' car seats in it. And it's not watertight. Yet I doubt I could find something more fun to drive on back roads. I test-drove a new Mini Cooper S. I liked everything about it except the gauges and dashboard clutter. Would you swap the 100-4 for a Cooper S with the works package— via e-mail Jim Donald Osborne re- The second part of your question is a bit more complicated. I agree with the choice of a four-speed, and I like cars in what you call "interesting" colors. Putting aside the fact that most of the interesting-colored Shelbys have somehow transformed themselves into red ones, keep in mind that you (and I) are stepping outside the groupthink that dictates which colors are easier to market, and will bring more, than 14  The Healey is hopelessly slow, underbraked, has horrible seats, and worthless weather protection. In other words, it's a terrific 1950s sports car. but if he had to make the choice between the two, he would tip the scale in favor of the small block. "If you want to change the plugs on a GT 500, plan on spending the entire afternoon," he says. Mark points out that the GT 350 has the final incarnation of sponds: What kind of trick question is this? One of the SCM mantras is, the worst new car is better than the best old car And the new Mini Cooper is far better than the worst new car (how do you spell Kia?). In its era, the Healey was a definitive sports car with near-world-class handling and braking. Further its styling was and is timeless. But time marches on, and by modern standards, the Healey is hopelessly slow, underbraked, has horrible seats, worthless weather protection, and probably won't go more than a couple of thousands of miles without something important needing to be serviced. In other SPORTS CAR MARKET EDITOR & PUBLISHER Keith Martin EXECUTIVE EDITOR Cindy Banzer MANAGING EDITOR Jeff Sabatini PRODUCTION MANAGER David Slama GRAPHIC ARTIST ICirsten Onoday SUBSCRIPTIONS Kristen Hall-Geisler Copy EDITOR Bill Neill SENIOR AUCTION ANALYSTS Dave Brownell Dave Kinney Richard Hudson-Evans AUCTION ANALYSTS John Apen Chip Baldoni B. Mitchell Carlson Scott Featherman CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Steve Ahlgrim Carl Bomstead John Draneas Bengt Halvorson Jim Schrager Michael Sheehan Thor Thorson CONTRIBUTORS Keith Duly Raymond Milo Donald Osborne Steve Serio Tom Young I.T. 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words, it's a terrific 1950s sports car On the other hand, the Cooper S is the best British car the Germans could design, which means it 's pretty damned good. The styling works, unlike the hokey T-Bird, Prowler and PT Cruiser, which are already starting to look like rhinestone carboys. And it is supremely practical, so long as your children never grow real legs. Your choice is not between one or the other; your choice is about leaving one behind and moving on to the other My guess is you'll have the Cooper S for a few years, and then find a way to score some extra garage space, and end up with another Healey (or equally hopeless English car), before 2010. 250- OR 280-HP FUELIE Dear SCM: On page 60 of the October 2003 issue is a '57 Chevy Bel Air with a 250-hp fuel-injected engine. I thought that the only fuelie engine made 283 hp. The engine with two four-barrel carbs made 245 hp and with a solid-lifter cam went to 270 hp.—TR., via e-mail Carl Bomstead re- sponds: According to Classic Chevy Hot Ones 1955-1957, there are two versions of the fuel-injected engine. One with 9.5 : 1 compression would generate 250 hp, while the other, with 10.5:1 compression and mechanical lifters, would produce 283 hp. CHEAP BELTS Dear SCM: We feel compelled to respond to your comments regarding Ferrari service in your last issue. Since we only service Ferrari, we feel we have some knowledge on the subject. Specifically, our issue is with your comment that a timing belt service on a 308 is $5,000 plus. A miss by a few hundred dollars would be understandable, but missing by a few thousand elicits service were done at the same time, the total cost would not exceed $3,500. Ferraris are terrific cars and if maintained properly are a lot more economical than most people realize.—Jack Babbitt, NJB Automotive, Westerville, OH Worse, by now many 308s have been in the possession of a long series of bottom-feeder Ferrari owners with limited budgets. a response. The breakdown is as follows: Timing belt only, service/labor $1,200. Plus parts (belts & bearings) $300. Total cost is $1,500. Other scheduled "major" service on 308s is mileage related and can wait until the 15,000mile intervals. This includes primarily cam seal replacement, valve adjustment and miscellaneous as needed. This service never exceeds $1,200 labor, $600 parts, and $200 fluids for a total of $2,000. So even if both parts of the Mike Sheehan responds: Oh boy. Jack, I respect your experience with Ferraris, and commend you for special- izing in them. Even the lowliest of Ferraris is a true exotic, capable of making an owner the proudest guy on the planet. And at the same time, maybe the poorest! I do believe that ifyou bought a 1979 308 GTS brand new, when you brought it in for a 30,000mile service in 1981, you might have had had no other problems to deal with. But this is 2003, and that which was once new is now very old, by car standards, and often very tired. Here's what my experience •C Phone: 831.423.5704 Fax: 831.423.2239 e-mail: canepa98@aol.com 1983 Lancia LC-2 Group C (Prototype) #LC-002 Built by Lancia with support from sister company Ferrari (Engine-3.0 Ferrari V8 TwinTurbo – 850 bhp.) Lancia/Martini works car for '83-86 season including pole position for '83 LeMans, finished 8'. Second fastest qualifier for LeMans in '85, finished 6th Wins at Spa, Imob, Kyalami—driven by Patrese, Alboreto, Wollek, Fabi, DeCesaris, Heyer, gorilla, Nannini. "100 point" ground-up restoration, mechanicals to race specifications. P.O.A. 1985 Tyrrell Formula I #012/7 Purchased from private collection of Ken Tyrrell. Built for '85 season for Brundle and Stefan Bellof. Driven by Bellof at Estoril, Imob, Monaco, Montreal, Detroit, Spa, Nurburgring. Recently completed 3,000 hour ground-up restoration of exacting standards, including new newly built DFY Cosworth "short stroke" engine. P.O.A. 1976 Porsche 936 Turbo Spyder (Prototype) #936-001 1977 Lallans Winner One of three factory 936s built, the only one outside the Porsche Museum The most successful factory team Porsche to run at LeMans-5 starts ('76-'81) including first overall in '77 with Ickx, Haywood & Barth, and second overall in '78 with Ickx, Wollek & Barth. Restored/race-ready condition—eligible for historic LeMans P.0 A.


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has been. Since 308s are now 18 to 27 years old, they are studies in deferred maintenance. Worse, many have now been in the possession of a long series of bottom-feeder Ferrari owners with limited budgets. Consider this: If you remove the belts, then you must retime the cams. If you are retiming the cams, this is the opportune moment to check the valve adjustment. If you are doing the valve adjustment, you do the cam seals, so it is really an allor-nothing operation. All 308s have distributors, and if the car has carbs, it has mechanical distributors that need to be checked, reset, new points fitted and the advance mechanism calibrated. Did I hear carbs? Carbs that haven't been touched in 15,000 miles? My guess is some work is needed. How is the water pump? Alternator? Starter? How about those 20-year-old brake lines that are rotting from the inside out? Brake pads? Twenty-yearold Koni shocks? Twenty-yearold suspension bushings and tie rod ends? Twenty-year-old water hoses and heater hoses that are as hard as hockey pucks? And the long list goes on. As you know, a shop owner/ technician has a moral and legal responsibility to check the car over for safety and wear-related items. Frankly, it would be an extremely exceptional car or a blind service technician that didn't find other problems that should be addressed and do indeed require attention and do cost money. At least in my experience. WHO GETS THE CREDIT Dear SCM: I am writing in reference to the description you published on a 1955 MercedesBenz 300SL Gullwing Coupe, S/N 5500066, Lot #37, which was sold last August 17 at Christie's Pebble Beach Auction. I purchased this car in the mid-1990s. It had been stored since 1961 in a barn in Wisconsin in semi-disassembled and rattylooking condition. Immediately after the car arrived in Lancaster, 16 —William van Huystee, Lancaster, PA William, thank you for the corrections. Your desire to credit those who actually labored long and hard to perform your restoration is laudable.—Keith Martin. ERRATA The recipient of the I started a ground-up restoration — meaning that the car was taken apart down to the last nut and bolt. PA, I started a ground-up restoration—meaning that the car was taken apart down to the last nut and bolt. In this project, which involved a thousand plus hours of my own time, I was assisted by Burkholder's Body Shop in Paradise, PA; by chrome plater Bob Diehl near Philadelphia; by Carl McNatt's Upholstery of Dover, DE; and by Reardon's Machine Shop in Lancaster, PA. The parts and technical people at Paul Russell and company in Essex, MA, also gave me much technical support as well as advice. Our Bike Buys columnist, Paul Duchene, chips in that the 1974 Morgan 3-wheeler replica which did not sell at the Silver auction in Reno, NV (December SCM, pg. 56), is technically a JZR with a Honda CX500 motor. He further states that "JZR has been selling kits SCM Spirit of Motoring award at the Sunriver Exotic Car Show was a very understanding Ed Grayson, not Ed Gleyson as printed. The Ultima Sport Coupe. A photo of a 1995 Ferrari 348 Spider was mistakenly used with the description of a 1999 Ultima Sport coupe in last month's Mecum Elkhart Lake Market Report, pg. 72. The error was pointed out by the car's consignor and subscriber Ron Susser of Aurora, IL. He states the car is "truly beautiful if not practical."• Alfa Parts  I, therefore, take exception to the statement on pg. 69 of the November 2003 issue of Sports Car Market in which you say, "High-quality professional restoration by specialist Andrew Bach." DISPLAY ADVERTISERS' INDEX JC Taylor Insurance  Artcurial-Briest-Poulain Barrett-Jackson  BB One Exports  Bonhams & Butterfields Bonhams Europe  Brian D. Moore  Canepa Designs  Carskates  Christie's  I sold the car in 1999 to David Webb, and he converted the car from its original wheels to Rudge knock-off wheels, switched the gearbox to the later 300 SL roadster box and also had performance-improving work done to the engine—most likely by Andrew Bach, but the credit for the high-quality restoration belongs to Lancaster and the above-mentioned people. Also your statement about "vinyl interior trim" is incorrect. Although the factory indeed delivered cars with plaid seats only in combination with vinyl trim on the door sills, dashboards, etc., I obtained German leather in the correct trim color and everywhere where there used to be vinyl, there is now leather. Classic Showcase  Coker Tires  Cosdel International  Cosmopolitan Motors Daniel J. 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You might as well spend $20K and have a real Morgan trike, which is going UP in value instead of down." 43 23 98-99 81 61 35 79 Palm Springs Auctions, Inc.  Parish Heacock  77 51 31 11 59 2-3 33 43 55 91 Steve Austin's Automobilia  93 Steve Austin's 37 13 45 69 47 63 93 75 Sports Car Market


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Featured Artist Ken Eberts ex in the City" could be the name of a TV sit-corn. Instead, it is what artist Ken Eberts has titled our featured painting. "When the E-type Jag debuted at the New York Auto Show in the Coliseum in 1961, I went to the show and saw it there," Eberts said. "I thought it was sexy then, and it still looks terrific now." At the time, Eberts was a senior at the High School of Music and Art in New York. The Coliseum was at the edge of Central Park, where Eberts used to iceskate. In this rendition, he placed the car inside the park. As a student in New York, Eberts created an award-winning model car for a GM Fisher Body contest. Later, he studied at the Art Center College of Design in California. In 1965, Eberts went to work as a designer for Ford Motor Co. In 1968 he moved to Lockheed and helped design the interior of the L-1011 commercial airliner. "It had wheels," he said, "but it wasn't a car." full time. Since then, his work has been shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Amelia Island Concours, Meadow Brook Hall In 1969, he turned to painting cars He has been an exhibitor in the National Watercolor Society and he founded the Automotive Fine Arts Society in 1983. More than 1,100 of his paintings are in private and corporate collections. In 1986, Eberts got the opportunity to create artwork for the program and poster for the New York Auto Show, and was recently asked by GM Racing to make a poster of the Corvette C-5R racing at Le Mans. Concours, and at Newport Beach. In 2003, Eberts was the featured artist at Pebble Beach, creating a poster for the event that combined a Lincoln, a woody wagon, and a Ford Tri-Motor aircraft. In 2003, Ford commissioned him to make 13 paintings to celebrate its 100th anniversary, to be used in a calendar and elsewhere. The assignment completed a circle for Eberts: In 1953, he got a calendar illustrated by Norman Rockwell to celebrate Ford's 50th, which he still owns. The original painting of "Sex in the City" is watercolor and gouache on 100percent rag illustration board. Giclee prints can be ordered from Car Art in Laguna Niguel, California. They are printed on wa- tercolor paper in an edition of 50 prints, each measuring 30 by 40 inches. Price is $600. Contact: 949.443.0500, www.carartinc.com .• Best Drivers! Best Service! / Best Customers! We've been setting the standard for automobile transport for over 20 yea rs.We are proud to be "America's premier enclosed auto transport company." Visit our Website! • www.intercitylines.com January 2004 *****"Rated 5-stars by epinions.com " Please Call or E-mail for a FREE QUOTE  MIC 1-800-221-3936 • FAX 413-436-9422 552 Old West Brookfield Road •Warren, MA 01083 The official transporters for: The Auto Collections • Barrett Jackson • Bloomington Gold • Corvette Mike • Mecum Auctions • The Petersen Automotive Museum 17


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Legal Files / John Draneas Wait, I've Changed My Mind his month, we examine the case of a disappointed would-be buyer. A broker brought together the Wisconsin owner of a 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL and a prospective purchaser from California. Negotiations were conducted by telephone, and an agreement was reached for the sale of the car, subject to the purchaser's inspection of the car in Wisconsin. The agreedupon purchase price was $214,000, with the seller agreeing to pay a $14,000 commission to the broker. T The seller helped the buyer make arrangements to fly out for the inspection and recommended a hotel for an overnight stay. The buyer arrived on schedule and promptly inspected the car. During the inspection, the buyer discovered several flaws that had not been properly described. The flaws were not significant enough to sour the deal, but they were enough to affect the buyer's valuation of the car. Consequently, the buyer told the seller that he still wanted to buy the car, but for $210,000. The seller rejected the offer, and the buyer left for his hotel room without any further negotiations. During the night, perhaps while having a During the night, perhaps while having a few stiff ones with dinner, the buyer decided that he had come a very long way and that $4,000, a mere two percent of the purchase price, was not enough reason to lose the car and fly home empty handed. few stiff ones with dinner, the buyer decided that he had come a very long way and that $4,000, a mere two percent of the purchase price, was not enough reason to lose the car and fly home empty handed. He called the seller in the morning to tell him that he was willing to pay the $214,000. Sony, the seller replied, the car was no longer available. Someone else had come to look at the car after the buyer had left and had bought it for a higher amount. Apparently unaware of the old axiom, "He who hesitates is lost," the buyer promptly filed suit. The buyer was joined in the lawsuit by the broker, who claimed that he should be paid his $14,000 commission. The trial court ruled in favor of the seller. The buyer appealed, the case was sent back to the trial court for further proceedings, the seller won again, and the buyer appealed again. (Think of the cost of all of this, far more than the $4,000 the cheapskate could have coughed up in the first place.) The buyer claimed that since he had traveled so far, the seller was precluded from selling the car to another until the negotiations were completed. Since the seller arranged the hotel and knew that the buyer was spending the night, that could not have been until the next day. Not so, ruled the court. The ultimate analysis went like this. The parties made a contract for the purchase of the car, subject to a condition—the inspection. Based on this, the buyer traveled to Wisconsin to inspect the car, and the seller was legally precluded from selling the car to another without giving the buyer a reasonable opportunity to inspect the car. When the buyer arrived in Wisconsin and did his inspection, the seller's obligations were fulfilled. Now we are back to basic contract law. An offer made by one party gives the other party the ability to accept the offer and form an enforceable contract. This power of acceptance continues until the offer is rejected, is withdrawn or expires. The seller had offered to sell the car for $214,000. The buyer made a counteroffer of $210,000, which is treated as a rejection of the seller's offer and the making of a new offer by the buyer. The seller refused to accept the buyer's $210,000 offer, and that was the end of the negotiations from a legal perspective. At that point, the seller's initial $214,000 offer was no longer out- 18  standing, and there was nothing for the buyer to accept. The seller was free to sell the car to anybody he wanted, which he did. The buyer and the broker were out of luck. So what do we take away from this case? 1. A deal subject to inspection, or anything else, is still a deal. Once such a deal is struck, even without a deposit, the seller is precluded from selling the car until the buyer has the opportunity to complete the condition. That can be an inspection, financing, or anything else that the parties may agree upon. The seller can't sell the car to another person, even for more money. The best course is to be crystal clear about how the agreed-upon condition is going to be met, and how much time is going to be allowed. Once the allowed time expires without the condition having been met, the condition is deemed to have failed, and there is no longer any deal unless both parties agree to renew it. 2. Be clear about what the situation is while someone is traveling to inspect the car. Even if there is no specific deal made, be careful about what happens while the prospective buyer is traveling to see the car. Even if a firm contract has not been agreed upon, if the seller has offered to sell the car and knows the buyer is coming to see the car, the seller cannot sell the car to another until the buyer has had his chance to buy it. The legal reason for this is that the seller has induced the buyer to incur the time and expense of the travel in reliance on the seller's offer to sell the car, and the seller cannot withdraw his offer. However, once the buyer sees the car and either rejects the offer or makes a counteroffer, we are back into the situation illustrated in this month's case, and the seller can call the deal off. While that is generally the law, avoid the hassle. If you are going to travel to look at a car, make sure that the seller has agreed not to sell the car to someone else before you get your chance to see it and buy it. 3. If you really want to buy or sell the car, don't mess around with pocket change. As this month's case illustrates, trying to save or make a few bucks can sometimes result in losing the deal. Every time one of the parties makes a counteroffer, the ball is in the other party's court to make or break the contract. That means that the other party is free to say no and break off negotiations, and you no longer have the right to go back one step and accept the other party's last offer. Your counteroffer rejected it, and you can't make the other party renew the last offer unless he wants to. That doesn't mean that you shouldn't negotiate—hard if you like. But just remember to ask yourself every time you make a counteroffer, is it worth the risk? Is the money involved enough to chance that the other party might just say no, and sell to someone else or go buy another car? When you are negotiating in person and the offers are going quickly in a fast conversation, the risk might be very small. But when you are dealing with someone far away, you really can't know much about what other options that person has, and the risk becomes greater. Some details of this case have been changed to protect the privacy of the parties involved. John Draneas is an attorney in Oregon. His comments here are general in nature and are not a substitute for consultation with an attorney.• Sports Car Market


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Affordable Classic 1985-87 Honda CRX Si The real appeal was a 0-60 time below nine seconds, quicker than a Porsche 944 The Si's looks differed from its econobox siblings only by body-colored aerodynamic cladding. Paint colors were limited to silver, red and black. Honda's famously friendly ergonomics were present, and for such a tiny car, the CRX felt enormously roomy. The seats were mounted low to the floor and offered both comfort and the requisite side bolsters for go-kart-like driving. Every Si also had a large sunroof that opened above the roofline, assuring no loss of headroom. Looks improved markedly in 1986 with the installation of flush headlamps, monochromatic paint, and smoother aerodynamic pieces. Even though tens of thousands of CRX Si's were produced, finding a clean, lowmileage example can be quite a task. These cars were reliable enough to last for well over 150,000 miles, and many were handed down to younger family members for use as "maintenance-free" transportation. Though the mechanicals are typically bulletproof Honda, cosmetic issues abound. Many of the plastic parts, both inside and out, get subjected to the twin ravages of sun and parking lots. Cracked fascias and aerodynamic skirts are expensive to replace. As with many mid-1980s car, rust can be January 2004 y the end of the fuel-crisis-plagued 1970s, Honda and its Japanese counterparts had all but beaten the American auto industry into submission with legions of cheap and highly efficient pint-sized sedans and hatchbacks. American muscle was out. Econo-boxes were in. As the big three continued to downsize, by the mid-1980s performance and sportiness became virtually non-existent. Against this backdrop, Honda introduced the two-seat CRX coupe in 1984, a sporting offshoot of the humble Civic. A year later, the hot Si version appeared, powered by a fuelinjected 1488-cc four-cylinder, a 12-valve design (two intake, one exhaust) that made 91 hp and 93 lb-ft of torque. This new model was anything but boring, being both a perfect commuter and great weekend racer. Its hatchback design gave it loads of cargo space despite its diminutive size, and fuel economy was above 30 mpg. But the real appeal was a 0-60 time below 9 seconds, quicker than a Porsche 944. The CRX's handling was impressive as well, combining a short 86.6inch wheelbase, a curb weight under 2,000 pounds, rack-and-pinion steering, and stabilizer bars front and rear. B an issue with the CRX. Minor annoyances include squeaks and rattles from the rear hatch area. Bent subframe and suspension components caused by hard driving are not unusual and worn-out struts are common. Because of its "pocket rocket" nature, the clutch may have seen better days; give it a thorough test. Luckily, mechanical parts are usually cheap, and as near as your local AutoZone. Spend some time snooping around under the dash for shoddy rewiring. These cars predate the mobile audio boom, and many have had later aftermarket stereos unprofessionally grafted onto their stock electrical systems. Today, the CRX is just another used car, though it offers great bang for the buck. You can buy #3 condition cars all day long for under $2,000, some for even less than a grand. Even the nicest CRX Si shouldn't cost more than $4,000. Because of its Honda Civic lineage, some new CRXs were sold to unlikely owners. There are low-mileage "little old lady" cars out there, and they are often as affordable as more well-used examples. The CRX Si is currently far from collectible, though there is at least a marginal chance that prices might appreciate. With its popularity among The Fast and Furious enthusiasts, it may be just a matter of time before the first-generation CRX Si commands auction prices like early Camaro SS models do today. But that's a longshot. My advice? Don't treat this as an investment. The Si is short on costs but long on fun, making it a perfect affordable classic.—Chris Lydiksen• Years produced .  Number produced:  Original list price:  SCM Valuation:  Tune-up/major service: Distributor cap:  Chassis #:  Engine #:  Club:  Alternatives: 1983-1984 Volkswagen GT', 1984-1985 Pontiac Fiero D+ Web site: SCM Investment Grade:  1985-1987 approx. 125,000 $7,999 $2,00044,000 $350-$450 $12 visible through windshield on driver's side CRX Owners Group, P.O. Box 14347, Scottsdale, Arizona 85267-4347 www.cnc.org back of engine near transmission bellhousing 1.1` Motors Here's why thousands of you turn to eBay Motors to find everything you need. rrBuyltNow Don't want to bid on an item? If the thing you want has the "Buy it Now" icon next to it, you can buy it right away without waiting. It's easy to find what you're looking for. Save three of your favorite searches and be notified when items you want become available. Every eBay user has a feedback rating. 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•una qog Cq smog,' SCM Around the World The Colorado Grand Long-time SCM'ers John and Betty Fitzpatrick in their '60 300SL.  D-type driven by Scott Gauthier and Ken Gold/inc. Cliff Singer and Jerry Seinfeld in Seinfeld's '59 RSK.  A merica has great roads, but no road racing heritage. While Europeans were going full-tilt on public highways in events like the original Mille Miglia and the Tour de France, most racing in the US was being done on airstrips like Sebring, beaches such as Daytona, or temporarily marked-off courses using local roads, like the Pebble Beach race course. The notion of having a real race from, say, San Francisco to Los Angeles down Highway One, or from Denver to Salt Lake City on the precursor to Interstate 70, has simply never been a part of the American racing phenomena. But a number of long-distance American events have grown up over the past decade, each answering a kind of "what-if" question. These tours, which include the California Mille, the New England 1000 and the Copperstate 1000, all let American enthusiasts play a kind of fantasy game. "It's 1955, and I've entered my new 300SL roadster in a four-day race across the Rockies against 60 other cars. We'll have to keep it down in the towns, but in some of the wideopen country, we can just let the car rip." Well, that never happened in 1955, but 22 Tom Horan and his '56 Ace-Bristol, accompanied by Officer Friendly. with the Colorado Grand and the other similar premiere events, owners can get just a small taste of what it might have been like to run their cars in anger, in period, on the open American highway. This year marked the 15th annual Colorado Grand, and my first participation. I was surprised by the number of familiar faces; it turns out that of the 75 entries, 58 (77%) were SCM subscribers. a 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing. Each was a mobile sensory laboratory, through which the sounds and sights of the Rockies were filtered. A couple of our long-time advertisers are also supporters of the Grand. The Mercedes Classic Center US was represented by Peter Spieth, and Mitch Katz showed the colors for his company, Premier Leasing. AON Private Risk Management, represented by good friend and subscriber Curt Engler, along with Jim Kennedy, sponsored the opening night reception. The proceeds from the Grand go to charity, and the participation of sponsors allows the Grand to donate more money to worthy causes. Behind the wheel of each car, I imagined what they must have been like when they were new, state-of-the-art automobiles. I tried to visualize the Aston as it left the starting line in the 1958 Tour de France, hot on the scent of the Ferrari TdFs. I wondered what kind of impression the Sultan Ibrahim of Johor, Malaysia, made as he cruised by in his 540K Cabriolet. For me, it was a cornucopia of four-wheeled riches. On the follow pages, I describe some of the cars I was kindly invited to drive. They included a 1936 Mercedes 540K Cabriolet B, a 1951 212 Ferrari Barchetta, a 1958 Aston Martin DB2/4, a 1952 Cunningham C-4R, and Without question, the array of cars entered in the Grand was extraordinary, perhaps the finest selection of historically important cars at any event of this type in America. At the end of the day, the Colorado Grand and events like it are all about the cars, the people and the roads. On the next few pages are some of our recollections of the event, with evocative photos by colleague Bob Dunsmore, along with a few of my own. We didn't have space to picture the car of every SCM'er, and if we inadvertently left your name out of our overall listing, we apologize. Hope to see you there next year.— Keith Martin• Sports Car Market


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The Route Driven by SCM It was a gearhead's fantasy come to life. Each of these gracious owners invited me to take a turn behind the wheel of their cars as we crossed America's Alps. Here are some impressions.—K.M (Photos by Bob Dunsmore, e-mail: photoraces@aol.com.) 1958 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 Owner: Curt Engler Coachwork: Tickford S/N: AM300/3/1454 Engine: 3-liter, DOHC, 1-6 Production: 492 History: Raced in '58 and '59 in Tdf and at Spa. Found: Advertisement in British car magazine Owned: Since March 2002 Restoration/Maintenance: Repainted its original silver/blue, Richard Williams in the UK redyed seats, new headliner and some engine work. Favorite Characteristic: Attractive, first year of DB grille modeled after DB3S high-speed cruiser. SCM subscriber: 11 years Keith's Comments: A luxury GT car with muscles. Steering light at speed, en gine pulls easily. All the right English car smells of leather, wood mixed with just a hint of blow-by fumes. race car, long-distance 1936 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K CABRIOLET B LEGEND • Start/Finish • Lunch • Steamboat Springs Snowmass Village o Salida I Durango Mountain Resort O Ridgway I Telluride O Paonia • 24  Vail • Lodging Owner: Meredes-Benz Classic Center Coachwork: Sindelfingen S/N: 130 906 Engine: 5401cc, 115 hp (180 with supercharger on), 1-8 Production: 190 (cabriolet B), 419 (total 540K) History: First owner Sultan Ibrahim of Johor, Malaysia Found: Donated to the Daimler-Benz Museum by the Sultan's son in 1960 Owned: On loan to US Classic Center for about a year. Restoration/Maintenance: General maintenance and replaced a lost hubcap—still available on order from the Classic Center. Favorite Characteristic: A completely unrestored original car, including paint, interior and mechanicals. Keith's Comments: Non-functioning supercharger makes sound like siren but no horsepower. RHD and odd shift pattern, coupled with low power, makes driving an adventure. Like being in a living room on wheels, proceeding in a stately fashion across the Rockies. Sports Car Market


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1952 CUNNINGHAM C-4R Owner: Miles Collier S/N: 5216 Engine: 331 ci, 300 hp, V8 Production: 2 Scott George n  C History: Won Sebring in 1953. Competed three times at LeMans (1952, 1953 and 1954). Initiated modern era of American racing cars at Le Mans. Found: Part of Cunningham Collection Owned: 17 years Restoration/Maintenance: Thorough inspection for safety. Rebuilt brake hydraulics and recast set of Halibrand wheels. Otherwise just mechanical maintenance. Never restored. SCM subscriber: 5 years Favorite Characteristic: Unmolested early American long-distance racing car. Very few cars can claim that they have competed at Le Mans three consecutive years with three top ten finishes (4th in 1952, 10th in 1953, 5th in 1954), plus a victory at Sebring. Keith's Comments: Fearsome beast that gets smaller the quicker you go. All controls make sense, and car wants to go fast. Engine torque makes mountain passes a scenic tour rather than an exercise in gear-shifting. Fascinating to drive this and the Ferrari 212, from the same era, on two succeeding days. Even a half-century ago, it was big American iron vs. high-revving, multi-cylinder Italian aluminum. I'll take one of each. 1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL GULLWING Owner: Mercedes-Benz Classic Center S/N: 198.044-055-00427 Engine: 2996 cc, 215 hp, 1 - 6 Production: 1,400 History: Now-trademark gullwing doors, coupled with racing history of SLR, have made this model a timeless icon. Found: Loaned to the M-B US Classic Center by Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Stuttgart Owned: 6 months Restoration/Maintenance: General maintenance, needs nothing. Favorite Characteristic: Tremendous performance and lasting build quality. Keith's Comments: When you pull the door shut, you know you're in for an experience. Likes to run in the upper rev range, although rear suspension has a few tricks up its sleeve when unweighted by bumps above 90 mph. Easy to live with, my favorite for going NYC to SF (in temperate weather, anyway). 1951 FERRARI 212 BARCHETTA Owner: Sherman Wolf Coachwork:Touring S/N: 0078 Engine: 2.5-liter V12 Production: 8 History: Phil Hill won first race, at Pebble Beach, in this car Found: On display at the Museum of Transportation in Brookline, MA Owned: about 20 years Restoration/Maintenance: Restored by DK Engineering in the UK SCM subscriber: 5 years Favorite Characteristic: Flexible and honest, especially given its age. Have driven it in four 4 Mille Miglias, two Tour Autos and the California Mille, each time with one of his children. Keith's Comments: Non-synchro five-speed, RHD, and so much history. Sherman drove the car brilliantly, and was kind as I muffed shifts and selected incorrect gears. As I relaxed, the car began to forgive my sins and reveal its race-car soul. Exhilarating, near two-stroke revving from V12, plenty of horsepower for passsing on mountain roads. A competent-enough car today, performance must have seemed otherworldly in its era (think 1953 Chevrolet by comparison). January 2004  Cars: 75 sports and racing cars of distinction built prior to 1961. Entrance Fee: $4,500 Itinerary: Day 1 Registration and Dinner in Vail Lodging—Marriott Mountain Cascade Resort Day 2 Vail to Snowmass, 324 miles, 7-V2 hours Lunch—Steamboat Springs Lodging—Silvertree Hotel Day 3 Snowmass to Purgatory, 337 miles, 7-V2 hours Lunch—Salida Lodging—Durango Mountain Resort Day 4 Purgatory to Telluride, 101 miles, 3 hours Lunch—Ridgeway Lodging—Wyndatn Peaks Resort Day 5 Telluride to Vail, 295 miles, 6-1A hours Lunch: Paonia Lodging: Marriott Mountain Cascade Resort Day 6 Concours and Awards Brunch Charity Auction: Donated items are auctioned off each year for the Grand's favorite charities. College Scholarships: A high school student from each of the four towns where the rally stops for lunch is eligible for a $3,500 scholarship. Web site: www.coloradogrand.org 25 Grand Facts


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SCM'ers Going Grand Car # 3 '7) 10 11 12 15 22 23 27 28 30 32 33 35 36 41 43 46 47 48 50 53 54 57 58 63 64 65 66 67 71 72 73 75 76 77 79 81  83  86  88 89 90 91 92 96 98 101 102 104 105 108 110 111 112 113 115 117 118 Car  1968 Jaguar XK-E coupe 1959 Aston Martin DB4GT 1956 AC Ace-Bristol roadster 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia spider 1961 Alfa Romeo Sprint Zagato 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietto Spider Veloce 1953 Pegaso Z102BS Le Mans spyder 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic 1933 Alfa Romeo 8(2600 Monza 1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 Zagoto 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster 1960 Maserati 3500 GT Vignale spyder 1958 Ferrari 250 GT (Drage) 1959 Bocar XP-5 1956 Maserati A6G 2000 Zagato 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing 1960 Ferrari LWB California spyder 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet B 1928 Bentley 4.5 L drophead coupe 1956 Jaguar D-type 1956 Austin-Healey 100M 1952 Ferrari 212 Barchetta 1959 Porsche RSK 1937 Delahaye Type 135 MS Special Roadster 1950 Studebaker Doctor's coupe 1957 Lancia Aurelia 024 convertible 1936 HRG Le Mans 1930 Bentley Le Mans "Blower' 1959 BMW 507 1953 Aston Martin DB2 drophead roadster 1956 Austin-Healey 100M 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Series I cabriolet 1954 Ferrari 375 MM 1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III coupe 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico 1954 Ferrari 250 GT LWB TDF 1957 BMW 507 roadster 1959 Ferrari Superamerica 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atolante 1930 Packard Model 734 1954 Edwards America convertible 1956 Maserati 3505 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C Monza 1960 Ferrari 250 TRI-60 Fantuzzi spyder 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce 1939 Atalanta dropheod coupe 1950 Ferrari 160 MM 'Dine Scaglietti spyder 1955 Jaguar 80 140 drophead coupe 1958 Ferrari 250 GT cabriolet, Series II 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk I roadster 1929 Bentley Speed Six Sport Tourer 1954 Jaguar OK 120M drophead coupe 1957 Maserati 200Si SCM'er Bob Jr. & Sara Sutherland Jr. Terry & Noel Hefty Tom Horan & Michael Brendle Phil & Bill Shires Frank Barrett & Dennis Frick Barron & Tami Collier Camillo Steuer & Gustavo Padilla Stephen Block & Ross Cummings Hilary Raab & Roland Tubbesing Dennis & Natalie Methyl Dennis Birkhimer & Martin Swig Greg Conley & Paul Russell John & Betty Fitzpatrick Budd & Laurie Florkiewia Hugh Ruthven & Bob Adams Mike & Dawn Fisher Bruce & Leslie Male Charles Goolsbee & Tim Balla Craig & Sheri Jackson Jeff Mamorsky & Martin Emmison Barry Lundgren & Diego Ribaneira Ken & Patty McBride Peter & Annemieke Hageman Ken Goldfine & Scott Gauthier Neil Jones & Seth Rollert Sherman Wolf & Terry Herndon Jerry Seinfeld & Cliff Singer Miles Collier & Scott George Eric Zausner & Steve Moat Geoffrey Goldberg & Lynne Remington Ron Hetherington & Richard Procter Joel & Kim Laub Bud Lyon & Bill Neale Chuck Swimmer & Armando Flores Jerry & Virginia Morici Karl & Madeleine Larson Glenn & Linsey Mounger Jon & Mary Shirley Jack Thomas & Douglas Morriss Bruce Lustman & Mike Dopudia Richard & Geoff Mattel Tom Davidson & Dan Breidenbach Bruce McCaw Charles Morse & Charles Bronson Don & Westley Peterson Neil & Ethel Huffman Scott & Jody Rosen Richard & Joanne Hansen Jim Spiro & Jim Lindsey Ted Stevens & Jimmy Pflueger Jim & Sherry Raisbeck Herb Wolfe & Elliot Rabin Jack & Curt Wetzel Randy Reiss Curt Engler & Jacques Herzog Ed & Bobbie Sutherland Don & Sabrina Shires Dennis Vami Home Longmont, CO Lafayette, CO Denver, CO Boulder, CO Lakewood, CO Naples, FL Bogota, Columbia Moraga, CA Crown Point, IN Oak Brook, IL San Francisco, CA Evergreen, CO Redding, CA Scottsdale, AZ Barrington, IL Lake Leelanau, MI Swampscott, MA Vail, CO Scottsdale, AZ Greenwich, C1 Quito, Ecuador Seattle, WA Kirkland, WA Scottsdale, AZ Englewood, CO Amherst, NH Bellmore, NY Naples, FL San Francisco, (A Chicago, IL Stockport, England Los Vegas, NV Kensington, NH San Diego, CA Clifton, NJ Aspen, CO Bainbridge Island, WA Medina, WA St. Louis, MO Aspen, CO Shoreline, WA Santa Barbara, CA Bellevue, WA Seattle, WA Roswell, GA Prospect, KY Bedford Corners, NY Batavia, IL New Orleans, LA San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA Englewood, NJ Littleton, CO Los Angeles, (A St. Louis, MO Melvin Village, NH Boulder, CO Monte Serene, CA 26  Sports Car Market


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SCM Picks California Concours D'Automobile An array of Lamborghini Diablos graces the lawn at Rainbow Lagoon Park. T The California Concours offered a chance for enthusiasts to gather, admire one another's cars, tell tall tales and have an enjoyable day he third annual California Concours d'Automobile was held in Long Beach on June 1, 2003. Maserati 5000 G.T., has long believed that there is a need for a high-class concours in Southern California. And what better guest to have at a concours, during this 40th anniversary of Lamborghini, than designer Marcello Gandini, who made his first-ever appearance at a US car show. Maurice Khawam, author of the Gandini's credits include the Lamborghini Miura, Countach and Diablo, along with the Alfa Montreal, the Ferrari 308 GT4 and the ultra-modern Cizeta. The event actually began the day before, with a tour through the Angeles Crest Mountains. The all-Italian contingent, including Alfas, Maseratis and Ferraris, climbed to an elevation of 8,000 feet before descending to the Palmdale desert, followed by a return drive and lunch in Pasadena. The third annual concours took place at attractive Rainbow Lagoon Park in Long Beach, with Lamborghini as the featured marque. There was a comprehensive display of various Lamborghini models from 1963 to the present. A selection of a few of the cars that Mr. Gandini designed was assembled in a dedicated area. He went from car to car and, interviewed by SCM Editor Martin, talked about the development of each, offering insights that only a creator could have. At the same time, he had a good Italian sense of humor and was humble about his work. On the field, various classes of exotic and classic cars competed for judges' honors and trophies. An exquisite Pegaso Type 102 Panoramica won reserve best of show, while the best of show award was earned by a stunning Lamborghini Miura SV, owned by SCM'er January 2004 The reserve best of show winner—an exquisite Pegaso Panoramica Z-IO2. During his interview with SCM Editor Keith Martin, Gandini revealed that the Countach is his all-time favorite design. A Cizeta, part of the display of Gandini-designed cars. Joe Sackey, that at one time was the personal property of the Shah of Iran. While not a mega-concours on the Pebble Beach or Concorso Italian° scale, Marcello Gandini inspecting one of his creations. the California Concours offered a chance for enthusiasts to gather, admire one another's cars, tell tall tales and have an enjoyable day. (www.calconcours.com)* 27


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SCM Picks Arias and Automobiles Isotta Fraschini 1930 8AS Castagna Boattail Convertible in front of Sergio Franchi's home. The Sergio Franchi collection on display. 1951 Chrysler Imperial owned by David Kane. Sergio Franchi was well known for his work on Broadway, the concert stage and the nightclub circuit. What is less known is he was a noted car collector who enjoyed participating in classic car tours C It was put on by the Sergio Franchi Music Scholarship Foundation, on the grounds of the late singer's estate in Stonington, Conn. Chuck Bennett, CEO of car care company Zymtil, and a major sponsor of the event, invited SCM to this year's benefit, which was hosted by Franchi's charming wife Eva. With a 32-piece orchestra and featured performances by 18 appealing young singers—all prior recipients of scholarship grants or awards from the foundation—the event attracted an audience of over 4,000 music and car lovers. Sergio Franchi was well known for his work on Broadway, the concert stage and the nightclub circuit, up until his death from cancer in 1990. What is less known is that Franchi was a noted car collector who enjoyed participating in classic car tours. At this year's event, six of Franchi's cars that had lain dormant since his death were re-commissioned. They included three Rolls-Royces, a 1927 Springfield Phantom I Brewster Piccadilly convertible, a 1955 Silver Cloud I limousine bodied by Chapron, and a 1965 Silver Cloud III that the singer had sent back to the factory for conversion to a convertible at a cost of Sergio Franchi. 28  lassic cars and classical music are an unusual combination. But it was one that worked, in spades, at the tenth annual memorial concert honoring $97,000. (This last car was stuck in customs at the time of Franchi's death and wasn't released until a year afterwards.) would be a challenge to get them all happy and running in 15 days!" The challenge of resurrecting the dormant cars fell to master mechanic Diane Burghardt, of Killingworth, Conn. She did an admirable job playing Prince to the Sleeping Beauties— and on short notice. The other three cars that re-emerged were a 1933 Packard Standard Eight Victoria Cabriolet with rare Swiss Graber coachwork, a 1957 Lancia Aurelia B24S convertible, and a breathtaking 1930 Isotta Fraschini 8AS Castagna-bodied Boattail Convertible. Franchi's cars were proudly displayed among an invited group ranging from a 1973 Porsche Carerra RS owned by auto photographer Michael Furman to a 1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost tourer owned by John and Amy Parker. "My Sergio loved cars almost as much as he loved singing," Eva Franchi said, "and nothing makes me happier today than to see his beautiful cars come back to life on a day like this!" "I got a call from Chuck about three weeks before the event, asking if I could come by and get a collection of cars going that hadn't been run for a while. I didn't know what to expect," Burghardt said. "I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the storage, but I knew when I saw the range of cars that it The culmination of Burghardt's efforts paid off when, at the conclusion of the concert intermission, she piloted the 1sotta across the lawn, down the driveway and past the stage, to the applause of the thousands in the audience. Outdoor classical music concerts always represent a challenge, as the amplification required doesn't enhance or flatter trained voices and orchestral instruments. Here, the results were largely successful, thanks to a sophisticated traveling stage pavilion and sound system provided by Foxwoods Casino, one of the event's sponsors. Most of the singers, perhaps not used to amplification, simply sang full-strength into the microphone, as if they were performing unamplified in a concert hall. A few, either because they were more pop music–oriented or simply clever, did use the opportunity to avail themselves of the amplification and sang with a greater dynamic range while using noticeably less physical effort. This year was just a teaser for what Bennett and Eva Franchi have planned. "I have lots of friends, colleagues and clients who show their cars at the leading concours events in the country," said Bennett. "Many of them are looking for a low-pressure but high-quality venue to share their cars with others and enjoy themselves. Given Sergio's great love of clas- Sports Car Market


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The Voices Chuck Bennett, Zymol CEO, with Isotta. aPP Michael Barimo, whistler—Je veux vivre (Juliette's Waltz)from Romeo et Juliette by Gounod No, he didn't sing—he whistled The Sergio Franchi Young Sopranos—Who needs the Three Tenors when you've got the Three Sopranos? the tune. Perfect tone, rhythm—performed the aria better than many sopranos sing it. 1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Tourer owned by John and Amy Parker Lancia Aurelia 824 convertible. sic cars, the great music and the spectacular location here, I think that there might be an opportunity to create something unique." In coming years, Bennett and Eva Franchi envision a three-day extravaganza. The weekend would begin with an all-Italian car show on Friday, accompanied by strolling musicians playing popular Italian music. Saturday would bring a show of pre-war cars invited from the winner's lists of Pebble Beach, Amelia Island, Meadowbrook and other leading concours d'elegance. This would serve as the backdrop for the orchestral concert. The weekend would wind up on Sunday with a post-war (up to 1955) display, while live musicians play swing and jazz music. If the perfect late-summer weather, terrific performances and the ambience of a stunning estate near the Connecticut shore weren't enough, just throw in that beautiful Isotta Fraschini every year. Yes, it was an usual combination. But for those who, like me, enjoy great cars as well as hearing great voices, it was a very satisfying afternoon. For information about next year's event, see www.zymol.com/sergiofranchi.html.—Donald Osborne Mr Osborne is a graduate of the Hartt College of Music. A retired baritone, he performed with numerous opera companies throughout the U.S., and made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1985.* January 2004  Heather Parker, soprano, and James Valenti, tenor-0 soave fanciulla from La Boheme by Puccini. Quite a pair—she has a rich, full lyric voice, and he's 6'5", great looking, and with solid top notes. from Tosca by Puccini. Very blonde, and very intense. Lisa Willson, soprano—Vissi d'Arte — Michael Amante, tenor—Nessun Donna from Turandot by Puccini. The headliner of the concert. A talented young man being promoted in the Andrea Bocelli mold. The first time (and hopefully the last time) you'll ever hear Puccini's Nessun Dorma sung in black leather — Cristina Fantonelli, soprano—Quando m'en vo (Musetta's Waltz)from La Boheme by Puccini. This gal from Brooklyn made the concert, but her fancy recital dress got stuck out of town—she put on quite a show nevertheless. Jennifer Caraluzzi, soprano-0 mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi by Puccini. Only 16 years old Very poised, with excellent potential as her voice matures. 29


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11  Ferrari Profile 1980 512 Berlinetta Boxer The catalog description went into great detail about it being a fuel-injected car, but it was hard to mistake the four Webers Chassis number: 33287 T he mid-engined Lamborghini Miura brought Formula One chassis design to the street in the mid-1960s. Ferrari's response was the 365 GTB/4 Berlinetta Boxer, unveiled at the 1971 Turin Auto Show. The first road-going Ferrari not to have a V-configured engine, the Boxer had a four-cam, 4.4-liter flat-12 derived from Ferrari's 3-liter F 1 engine. Steering was light, due to the mid-engine layout and a new rack-and-pinion system. The tubular monocoque chassis was clothed in Pininfarina's innovative and elegant coachwork. A revised Boxer appeared in 1976, the 512 BB. Bore and stroke increases yielded 5 liters of displacement and the larger engine provided a useful increase in torque. The third Boxer, the 512i, was launched at the fall 1981 Paris Salon with the arrival of fuel injection. Production ended in 1984, after 1,007 fuel-injected cars were built. Throughout its life, the Boxer was never officially imported or sold in the United States. The SCM analysis: Road & Track tested a federalized 512 in 1978; 0-60 took 5.5 seconds. They marveled at its ability to keep accelerating, easily running the Boxer beyond 150 mph. "The 512," they concluded, "is the best all-around Sports & GT car we have ever tested.., it has it all: speed, handling, lovely shape, well-done cockpit and, most important, a reputation for reliability." Years produced:  Original price:  SCM Price Guide:  Number produced: .... 365 BB, 327; 512 BB, 927: 512 BBi, 1,007 $42,000 plus $10,000-$15,000 for DOT/EPA compliance Tune-up/major service:  Distributor cap:  Chassis #:  Engine #:  Club:  At Monterey in August, Russo & Steele declared this Boxer sold for $76,680, including buyer's premium. In today's market, this was a strong price for a carbureted 512. Less than two weeks later, this same car was declared a no sale at Kruse's Fall Auburn sale after a high bid of $71,000. Boxer values tend to languish for a variety of reasons. First, despite the fuel injection on the last 1,007 cars, they were never certified to meet US. Department of Transportation or Environmental Protection Agency standards. Some cars made legal by aftermarket converters were butchered, while others were just snuck in to the US. and never converted. Ah, the magic of Alabama titles. Regardless, if you're a buyer, the necessary paperwork from the feds is an absolute must. Second, Boxers are true exotics with commensurate large repair bills i f you buy a car requiring an immediate major service. A engineout tune-up and timing belt replacement can run over $5,000. Third, to further depress values, over 7,000 flat-12-powered Testarossas, the model that followed the Boxer, were produced. TRs have many refinements and can be bought cheaper. Finally, Boxer production totaled 2,314, which is 50% more than the Daytona and almost seven times that of the 275 GTB/4. Boxers are far from rare birds. Web site.  Alternatives:  cBay/Kruse; Las Vegas, NV; 5/31/2002 Condition: 3 Sold at $59,360 SCMID# 28639 1978 Ferrari 512 BB Lot #201, S/N 24519 The example here didn't arrive at the Monterey auction preview until late afternoon on the day of the sale. It was driven in by a taciturn individual who handed over a thick notebook in response to questions from onlookers, then went to register This accomplished, he collected the notebook and left. After that, what you saw was what you bought. There was no further information on the car and the catalog description went into great detail about it being a fuel-injected car, which it was obviously not. Th's was too early a serial number for an injected Boxer and besides, its four Webers (looking freshly rebuilt) were hard to mistake for a Bosch K-Jetronic injection system. 1974-84 (all types) 512 BB, $55,000-$72,500: 512 BBi, $60,000-$80,000 on frame tube in engine bay top of engine block Ferrari Club of America, Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358; Ferrari Owner's Club, 8642 Cleta St., Downey, CA 90241 1985-1991 Ferrari Testarossa, 1966-1969 Lamborghini Miura, 1971-1980 Maserati Born SCM Investment Grade:  www.ferrariclubofamerica.org; www.FerrariOwnersClub.org Black with black interior the car was good looking. Cosmetics appeared fine with the exception of the leather dash pulling away from the windshield, a common problem. (Cost to fix: about $1,500.) The paint was nice, but not buffed to show standards. Mileage was extra-low, only 4,832—seemingly too low for the visible pedal and seat wear Wheels and tires were good, with wheel nuts replacing the standard knock-offs, as mandated by DOT Impact beams appeared to have been added to the doors. The exhaust system looked original. The engine compartment sparkled and the car started and idled nicely With the SCM Price Guide 's estimated top value at $72,500, how do you justify $77k for this lessthan-perfect Boxer? The seller's notebook revealed the important information: DOT releases and EPA compliance data, and a thick sheaf of bills for recent services totaling over $15,000. Everything—and then some—that could be done on an engine-out major service seemed to have been done. (To verify that all the legalization has indeed been vetted, it's a simple matter of getting the serial number and calling 202.366.5300. Tell the nice anonymous DOT answering machine the number and within a few days you will hear back from a knowledgeable DOT expert as to the status. Obviously, this is the kind of thing you need to do before bidding.) In the case of 33287, the car was imported through New York in 1985 and all the paperwork checked out. So this car appears to be a legal, maybe-low-mileage Boxer that has just had a complete service. With federalization homework done and service records examined, the $77k paid was a reasonable enough amount, especially when you consider this sale took place during the Monterey weekend, when nearly every car seems to go up about 20% in value.—John Apen (Historical data courtesy of the author)• $3,000; add $2,000 for timing belts $300 COMPS 1982 Ferrari 512 BBi Lot #249, S/N 42213 RM; Rochester, MI; 8/4/2000 Condition: 1Sold at $75,020 SCM ID# 10537


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Sheehan Speaks The 275 GTB/2—Sorry Guys, The Cheap Ones Are All Gone Barely adequate brakes, a sexy squared-off nose that caused aerodynamic front-end lift, and vague steering over 100 mph combined for high-speed driving that kept a driver busy, to say the least ast year it was Lussos that were in the Prancing Horse flavor-ofthe-month club. Their values languished in the "why-would-youwant-one-of-those" $125,000-$150,000 range. Today, there are folks standing in line to buy great ones at $250,000 plus, and cars with period race history have cracked the $400,000 barrier. Now it's the 275 GTB/2s that are making their run. But before we talk prices, a short history lesson. These cars are properly called just 275 GTBs. That makes sense, because when they were built, there were no longnose or four-cam models being produced. It's just like with Jaguar E-types: The pre-1968 cars were never called "first series," not until the second series was introduced. L more trunk room. The 275, with its sensuous Pinin Farina-designed and Scagliettibuilt body, is a study in mechanical evolution. The four variations are the original 275 GTB (referred to hereafter as the 275 GTB/2 shortnose), the 275 GTB/2 longnose, the 275 GTB/2 longnose torque tube, and the 275 GTB/4. At the same time, the cylinder heads were fitted with improved valve guide seals, helping to reduce the typical early Ferrari exhaust smoke problem. About 102 longnose, CV-joint 275s left the factory. In mid-1966, at S/N 8305, the "interim" driveshaft was replaced with a torque tube between the engine and gearbox, eliminating all driveshaft vibrations. About the same period, the brake system was updated with a much-improved master cylinder and power booster, improving the braking from "adequate" to "acceptable." About 108 of the 275 GTB longnoses were delivered with torque tubes. The 275 GTB/2 shortnose entered series production in 1964 with S/N 6003. It was Ferrari's first attempt at incorporating four-wheel independent suspension and a rear-mounted transaxle into a production car. It was also one of the final cars built by Ferrari that made a real attempt at being a true dual-purpose car, as capable of winning races as cruising down to St. Tropez in the summer. The 275 was and continues to be visually breathtaking. In addition to its classic and sensual body lines, it offered more-than-adequate performance, nimble handling, and the sounds of a screaming V12 rated at 280 hp (but actually producing about 260). But cockpit comfort and ventilation, rustproofing and the driver's rear vision were not high on the design committee's agenda. The final iteration was the four-cam. Beginning with the prototype, S/N 8769, the new-and-improved 275 GTB/4 featured a dry-sump engine, with six dual-throat Webers standard (they were optional on some earlier models). Breathing and performance from the four-cam heads was much improved, with 300 claimed horsepower. Production ended with S/N 11069 for a total of 330 cars. Add in brakes that were described, in period, as "adequate" and a sexy squared-off nose that caused aerodynamic front-end lift and vague steering over 100 mph, and the end result was high-speed driving that was exciting and kept a driver busy, to say the least. The 275 also had a solid-mounted driveshaft, with no U-joints, but instead a center-mounted bearing that required the crankshaft centerline, the driveshaft, the center support bearing, and the gearbox input shaft to be in perfect alignment or your teeth would be vibrated loose. These user-cruel features, all well known to Ferrari cognoscenti, combined to put the 275 GTB shortnose at the bottom of the 275 GTB food chain. A total of 246 were built, with SN 7827 as the last shortnose. The only major update during shortnose production, beginning with S/N 7315, was the decision to make the firewall, the entire floor, and the rear bulkhead in fiberglass, which helped to prevent the rust problems endemic to the earlier cars. There are two factors at work here. The first, although surprisingly not the most important, is the continuing devaluation of the American dollar against the euro. Cars with asking prices in cheap American "pesos" are simply 30 to 40 percent less expensive to a German, Swiss, English or French buyer than they were 18 months ago. Second, and most important, is the continued rise in interest in events such as the Tour Auto, the Modena Cento Ore and the Tour d'Espagna. The cut-off date to be eligible for an overall win is generally 1965 or 1966, the final build years of the 275 GTB/2, although later cars can enter. European collectors are known for being less risk-averse than their often-timid American counterparts, and these "balls-out" events give them a chance to run their cars hard on hillclimbs and race tracks. But as the numbers of applications continue to climb, event organizers look for cars that are increasingly exotic. They could easily fill their entire fields with 1965 Porsche 911S's, but instead try to have as many rare high-performance cars as possible. Hence the appeal of the 275/GTB2, as it was built in the right period, has a great look, and, of course, is a vintage V12 Ferrari. Shortnose 275 GTBs have jumped from the $200,000 range to the $275,000 range in only the last year, with almost all cars sold staying in or going to Europe. The 275 GTB longnose entered production in early-mid 1966, starting with S/Ns in the 7800 range. Its longer, lower front-end shape cured the aerodynamic lift problems, and a new driveshaft with constantvelocity joints solved the driveshaft vibration. A larger back window improved rear visibility, and dual side-mounted fuel tanks allowed the spare to be lowered, which coupled with external trunk hinges, provided Short nose, tall price. Is it too late to get a great buy on a 275 GTB/2? If you mean in relation to last year's prices, yes. But Ferrari isn't building any more, and the number of rich guys who want to play hard with their toys continues to increase. Assuming the global economy continues to march along, there is no reason to expect that prices won't continue to rise to the tune of 10 to 15 percent per year. If you're in the game for the long haul, I believe this is a model that hasn't yet hit the redline on its value curve.•


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Ferrari classifieds 53 Europa, coupe by Vignale, totally unrestored, complete and ready for restoration, rare opportunity. $350,000, firm. 901.533.4406, leave message. TN 63 250 GTE, sin 4221, new black paint over perfectly restored rust-free Pininfarina body, black interior, all trim, glass, gauges, Borranis, etc., no engine or trans. $12,500. 209.952.8038 eves. CA 65 330 2+2, sin 6981, clean rust-free body, tired maroon paint, good red interior, all trim, everything works, no engine or trans. $12,500. 209.952.8038 eves. CA 67 GTB/4, five year restoration just completed, investment quality, expensive. Jim, 909.849.5530. CA 68 330 GTC, rare, all original 330 GTC, correct, 23,000 orig miles, runs great, original paint, nice Borrani wheels, a/c, black interior, awesome, unmolested original car, have all original paperwork, plates, documents, tool kit, manuals, etc., nice. hankd4@ao1.com . $95,000, obo. 562.594.6432. CA 69 365 GTC, V1N 12291, red, black leather and red carpets, a/c, power windows, Borranis, 60K miles, cosmetic and mechanical restoration done n the late 80s, used very little since, very fresh car, ultra rare. $122,500. 530.435.2627. CA 70 365 GT 2+2, silver blue/beige leather, low mileage, truly excellent, first $49,500. 954.522.9900. FL 71 246 Dino Coupe, Yellow/black leather. Drives exceptionally well. Beautiful preservation. European model. eddinsmoto.com $46,500. 510.652.7645. CA ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. See page 93 for details. 72 246 GTS Dino, original 28,000 miles, USA, pampered, documented, well-maintained, very clean, red with black. $79,900. 630.202.4979. IL 72 246 GTS, Yellow w/black leather. USA version with a/c and power windows. Mechanical restoration. Engine. Transmission. Suspension. All work by factory authorized technicians. Drives superbly. Very good paint and interior. www.continentalautosports.com . $89,900. 630.655.3535. 73 365 GTC4, silver with red leather, excellent original California car, 30K miles, low mileage. $39,500. 718.545.0500, fax 718.545.1308 NY 74 Dino 246 GTS Spyder, with documented 17,000 original miles, one of the lowest mile Dinos available, very rare with chairs and flares and finished in Bianco white with Rosso red Daytona seats, believe only 2 were built with this color combination, options include: factory air conditioning and power windows, one of the last US Dinos built (serial #08500). $115,000, possible trade. 818.895.9906. CA 77 308 GTB, red, black leather, amazing 62,929 certified one-owner miles, the last of the carburetted models, great collectible. $26,999. 314.352.9100 MO 78 308 GTS, black, maroon, new tires, wheels redone, new 2nd gear syncrho, engine out, complete major service, runs excellent, ignition tune-up, carbs rebuilt, very nice car, 50K miles, car runs excellent. $29,900. 614.471.7535. OH 78 308 GTS, red, tan interior, 25K miles, just completed 30K service, carbs rebuilt, excellent driving car, painted 1998. $32,000, 0/b. 262.646.3633. WI 79 Boxer, fly yellow exterior, black interior, California Ferrari, never rusted, never damaged, super mechanically, over $10,000 spent on paint. 905.875.5700. ON 82 4001, 16,000 miles, silver, black, auto. 720-200-1000. CO 83 512 BBi, red with black leather, very strong Arizona car, ice cold a/c, perfect synchros, drives great. $72,500. 310.657.9699, fax 310.657.9698 CA 84 BB512, cared for by Bob Wallace, Phoenix, 26K, excellent condition, white with tan interior, one owner, original book, tools, extra full-size tire. rew8063@aol.com . 480.948.6742. AZ $90,000. 99 Maranello Grigio, alloy K&N Filter, Tubi exhaust, 7100 miles, looks and drives as new. Tires as new. jiseson@netscape.com . 516-365-1385. NY• Go to: www.ItalianCarParts.com for the products you need to restore & maintain your Italian Car. We have the largest selection of Italian Car Parts & Accessories available on the World Wide Web. Phone: 503.655.9811 Fax: 503.655.9581 America's Oldest Ferrari Dealership


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English Car Profile 1930 Bentley Speed Six 6-1/2 Litre Le Mans Replica At the heart of the Speed Six legend was a phenomenal chassis, which led to many original bodies being replaced with lightweight, homemade, "boy-racer" coachwork Chassis number: LR2777 Engine number: LR2783 he Bentley Speed Six positively shone in long distance endurance racing. At Le Mans in 1929, Woolf Barnato and Tim Birkin stormed to victory at an average speed of 73.62 mph. A year later, the fearless Barnato repeated the performance in the same car, this time accompanied by Glen Kidston. Second place also went to a Bentley, with Frank Clement and Dick Watney finishing close behind. The "Bentley Boys" legend was born and the Speed Six secured its unique place in motor racing history. T This Speed Six was erected in 1930 and fitted with Gurney Nutting coupe coachwork for its first owner. It was first registered GK 90. It had a further six owners in pre-war years and then a further six or so known owners recorded after the war. At some stage, the registration number was changed to AXX 890. It is known that by 1970 the original coachwork was no longer with the car. In more recent years the car has been furnished with its present Le Mans Replica Vanden Plas-style coachwork, with fabric-covered body and blue livery. The blue leather upholstery is complemented by blue carpets and the car is superbly equipped with Lucas "bulls eye" headlights, center spotlight, fold-flat windscreen with twin aero screens, swivel spotlight incorporating rear view mirror, "B" motif doorstep plates, and of course the essential fishtail exhaust outlet. Full weather equipment of hood tonneau cover and side screens is provided and the car proudly sports the traditional Bentley Flying "B" radiator mascot and the obligatory twin bonnet straps. Years produced:  Number produced:  Original list price:  SCM Price Guide:  Tune-up/major service:  Chassis #:  Alternatives:  1928-1931 Hispano Suiza H6C, 1930-193 Alfa Romeo 6C GS Web site:  SCM1nvestment Grade:  This magnificent and most desirable Bentley model has not been used for two years or so and will require the usual careful recommissioning. The car comes from Swedish ownership, is exceptionally well documented and comes with copies of its history file from the Bentley Driver's Club. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $308,460, including buyer's commission, at the Bonhams Goodwood auction, September 5, 2003. Bentley's sales brochure called the Speed Six, "The world's greatest sporting car" and it might have been just that. With its Le Mans triumphs and wins on many other tracks of the time, the Speed Six followed the footsteps of the Bentley 3 Litres into racing history. The Le Mans image of big green tourers with fold-flat windscreens and cycle fenders became the quintessential icon for generations of would-be Bentley Boys. At the heart of the legend was a phenomenal chassis. As with the 8C Alfa, theiimportance of the chassis soon outweighed any outdated Firrig? Bordiams, Cannel Valley, CA, 8/18/2001 Sold at $409,500 SCMID# 23264 1929 Bentley Speed Six Lot #268, S/N BA2584 Condition Rating: 1- COMPS on font crossmember, right knuckle of the front $10,952 (w/coupe body) $400,000-$450,000 $1,000 dumb iron, dashboard ignition plate Engine #: left side of block near motor mount Club: .. Bentley Driver's Club, 16 Chearsley Rd., Long Crendon, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 9AW, England www.bdcl.co.uk coachwork or interest in matching numbers. This led to many original bodies being replaced with lightweight, homemade, "boy-racer" coachwork, beginning in the 1930s. Bentleys were used and used heavily, for any and every sporting event. This cannibalism, as unfortunate as it is, served as the basis for the very survival of the cars that remain today. A large majority of vintage Bentleys are now in the Le Mans replica configuration, bringing a scarcity to cars that are numbers matching and with original bodies. With production of 362 6-1/2 Litres and merely 182 Speed Sixes, one can imagine how few remain unchanged. My count of Speed Sixes with original bodies is approximately 30. LR2777 is a good example of a Bentley's history, and a tragic history in itself This Speed Six started life with a Gurney Nutting coupe body. Sold new to Lord Brougham & Vaux, the car's ownership was as impressive as its appearance. Possibly one of the prettiest bodies ever built on a vintage Bentley, it disappeared by 1970, most likely scrapped. The chassis is still valuable as one of the few real Speed Sixes, but far less so than if it retained its original coachwork. Had the original body remained on the car, this Bentley could have possibly made well into the magic seven-figure bracket, a value reached by only a handful of vintage Bentleys including the famous Gurney Nutting coupes of Bentley Boys Barnato and Kidston, as well as the nearly-priceless factory team cars. Luckily, LR2777's original engine remains. This aids its value, allowing it to 1928-1930 182 $8,571 (chassis); remain in the second tier of vintage Bentley prices. The car wears a proper Le Mans-style body and, as such, is the ideal car for an aspiring English-style vintage racer, though the car loses some of its bad-boy appeal because of being finished in blue with dark blue. But regardless of color, these cars are excellent performers for vintage racing and touring events and hold up well to aggressive use. Members are quick to point out that their marque organization is the Bentley Driver 's Club, as opposed to the Rolls-Royce Owners Club. Despite the car's stated needs, the final price of $308,460 was a good buy. Auctions are notoriously tough venues in which to get full value for vintage Bentleys—in a private sale, to the absolute right buyer the car might have made more, perhaps as much as $400,000. However, those laser-directed buy/sell deals can be hard to come by, so on this day, at this auction, this is how the market pegged this car—Peter Hageman (Historical information courtesy of the auction company)• Bonhams; Beaulieu, Hampshire, U.K.; 5/17/2003 Sold at $391,526 SCMID# 31130 1929 Bentley Speed Six 6.5-litre Lot #164, SiN KR2677 Condition: 1- 'Nur- RPM= (.7


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English Car Classifieds ASTON MARTIN 66 DB6, all original, sitting 20 years, engine runs great, needs restoration. $31,000 obo. 310.670.9575. CA 79 V8 Votante, all original, same owner last 15 years, offered at $54,900. 732.892.1511, cell 732.773.8450. NJ 80 Volante convertible, black with tan interior, automatic, 59,000 miles, garaged in California, no California smog, new Connolly leather and tires, upgraded stereo with CD changer. evstrauss@earthlink.net . $39,999. 310.277.9999. CA AUSTIN 77 Mini, no rust, excellent condition, rh drive, new paint and restoration. bealolins@mac.com. 207.865.0352. ME 77 Mini Cooper, 100% rust-free, green with black leather, power sunroof, alloy wheels, fender flares, wood dash, stereo cass, center exhaust, nice, fast, fun. europeanc@aol.com . 404.580.5676. GA $7,000. ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. See page 93 for details. overdrive, new hood and tonneau, wire wheels, can e-mail photos for serious buyers - leave address. $13,000. 918.451.0159.0K 59 Bugeye, mostly original, excellent mechanical condition with 5-speed transmission conversion, hardtop and many extra parts, eg: windshield, trans, rear end. jhsandoval@ucdavis.edu . $8,000. 530.752.3198. CA 60 Bugeye Sprite, white, very nice restored California rust-free car. $9,995, obo. 760.342.3619 days, 760.742.3710 eves. CA 63 3000 Mk II BJ7 roadster, Colorado red, 27,000 miles, stored many years and restored only as needed, this car truly drives like a new car. $29,500, obo. Tom, 440.526.5908. OH $12,500. 67 Mini Moke, from Catalina Island, lhd, unrestored; 73 Australian 1275 rhd Moke, fun driver. motorama.cox.net . $5,000 each. AUSTIN-HEALEY 56 100-4 BN2, engine out paint job, new interior and wiring, original California car, no rust ever. $39,995, obo. 760.342.3619 days, 760.742.3710 eves. CA 58 BN4, white/black, older restoration, 1,995 miles, strong engine, w/electric Pre-Owned: '02 +8, FOUNTAIN BLUE '89 4/4 CORSA RED/TAN '84 +8, CORSA RED/BUCK '66 +4 4 SEATER, RED/BLACK '65 4/4 SERIES V RACER, BRG '65 +4 4 SEATER BRG/cRum '63 +4 DHC, YELLOW/BLACK '63 +4 4 SEATER, RED/BLACK '63 4/4 SERIES V BUCK/RED '61 +4 DHC, WHITE/RED '61 +4, RED '61 +4 POLISHED ALLOY/BLUE '60 +4 DHC, BRG/BtAcK 53 +4 FLATRAD DHC, BUCK '52 +4 FIATRAD ROADSTER BLUE 65 3000 BJ8, red/white, black leather int, exc condition, 4K miles on rebuilt engine, overdrive, steering, brakes and tires, new stainless steel exhaust, no rust, orig California car, doctor owned. palmer5@comcast.net . $39,500. 617.965.7077. MA BENTLEY 30 Birkin Blower Bentley. A magnificent recreation constructed in 2001 on a 1935 Rolls-Royce chassis. Aluminum bodywork over an ash frame, 4.5 liter supercharged Bentley Mark IV engine producing 225bhp. Peterson Engineering has built the car with an unbeliev- ew Cal Legal +8's: BMW TITANIUM SILVER BLU Pozzi GRIGIO INGRID METALLIC so Available: '77 FERRARI 308GTB '75 LOTUS/CATERHAM '67 MGB/GTO '67 PORSCHE 9115 '67 LOTUS ELAN COUPE FHC '65 LOTUS ELAN 52 RACEC.AR '65 Rous Rota SILVER CLOUD III '63 JAGUAR XKE ROADSTER '59 MONDIAL 125 SPORT '56 DUCATI 250 DUSTBIN ■ n AUTHORIZED MORGAN MOTOR CAR DEALER able attention to detail. The motorcar appears as a fully restored original. The Blower is a joy to drive with its ample power and hydraulic braking system. Must see to believe. Other recreations available via special order, P.O.A. www.continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535. CA JAGUAR 50 MK V saloon, factory fitted with XI( 120 engine and gearbox, this work was done by the experimental department, two such cars were built, one was used for testing and eventually scrapped, this one was built for William Lyons's personal use, extensively documented and considered one of the rarest Jaguars built. Call for details. Tony, 781.393.4493. MA 53 XK 120 thc, restored, very nice condition, asking $32,500. 708.288.2588. IL 58 XK 150 roadster, Olde English white ext, red int, engine replaced with CKE 3.8L, runs, looks great, fun car to drive and show, appraised at $30,000. 330.722.7532. OH 60 XK 150S roadster, winner at 5 National JCNA Concours, 49K miles, gray with red int, never any rust, never altered or modified from original. jeg@stic.net . $75,000 210.822.6755, fax 210.822.6757. TX 62 XICE roadster, 3.8 original 2 owner rust-free driver, golden sand with excellent original biscuit interior, original cloth top, flat floor, welded louvers, 56,000 miles, recent brakes, tires, tune-up. Serious buyers only. $34,500. Frank, 215.675.2670 days only. PA 69 XICE roadster, black on black, good condition, paint and interior in good shape, no cracks or rips, top is new, with new tires, brakes and carbs recently rebuilt. $25,000, negotiable. 516.731.3337. NY 71 XICE 2+2, V12, Concours Champion, red, black interior, 4-spd, total nut & bolt restoration, JCNA National awards 2001, 2002, 2003, proven winner. $55,000. Glenn Henson, 937.652.1673. OH 73 XJ12L, low mileage, mint condition, includes spare NOS parts, plus 4 V12 engines/transmissions. djdemel I @aol.com. 415.388.3722. CA 74 XKE, Series III roadster, V12, last year for E-type, 4-spd, factory a/c, 26.5K $10,900. original miles, all service records, silver, blue leather, this is the real thing. $40,000. 303-956-5710. CO LOTUS 62 VH Series fl, with early twin cam, spare Cortina 118E engine, gearbox from Lotus Cortina, spare Cortina units, shortened Ital/Marina rear axle, still have original Standard 10 unit, Panasport rims, clean and quick, would benefit from more development and cosmetics but I'm running out of time. peteslotus@shaw.ca . $18,000. 403.240.4206. AB Canada 62 Elite Series II, lhd, Stage 2, full mechanical restoration, body original, 2nd owner, have papers from original purchase. sofairbank@olympus.net . $23,000. 360.385.2346. WA MG 49 TC, red with black interior, outstanding mechanicals, older restoration, complete weather gear. $19,900, obo. Jeff, 303.838.1111. CO 55 TF, fresh professional restoration finished this year, perfect 1 owner, black/tan, over $92,000 spent on car and restoration with all receipts. $65,000, obo. 559.307.4428. CA 61 1600 roadster, CA car, ground-up restoration 5 years new, BRG color, tan interior, perfect car with many awards. Serious inquiries. $35,000. 760.945.3239. CA 70 MGB, she's a beauty, flame red w/black leather interior, rust-free, never been hit, 35,000 mi, TMU tires, front end, rotors, bearings, grille and front bumper are new, have tools, records and literature. $12,000, obo. 973.783.6287. TRIUMPH 59 TR3A, BRG, black, white top, wires completely restored with many extras including custom aluminum radiator, rack and pinion steering conversion, new carbs, etc, collector owned and maintained, concours condition. $20,000, obo. 973.334.3360 NJ WANTED An absolutely serious buyer wants any European antique classic cars, Jaguar, Austin Healey, MG, Morgan, Triumph, 356, 190SL, Alfa Romeo, Riley, Land Rover, Singer, also pre-war cars and other interesting European cars in any condition, any location. Please can Steve's British Connection. sbcinc®aol.com . 630.553.9023, fax 815.786.3372. • THE WORLD'S BIGGEST & BEST JAGUAR WEB SITE A- 1 I r■A  LARGEST INVENTORY OF ALL MODELS DOC'S JAGS http://www.docsjags.com/ WC)I L COW I IE t_J WEsT 3003 PICO BOULEVARD, SANTA MONICA, CA 90405 • (310) 998-3311 MORGANWEST.NET • DENNIS GLAVIS, MANAGING DIRECTOR TEL: (480) 951-0777 FAX: (480) 951-3339, AZ RESTORATION CENTER (623) 869-8777 23047 N. 15 Lone, Phoenix, AZ ASK FOR "DOC" • E-mail doc@docsjags.com


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I■rarrisarsora l 1960 2000 Spider Maintaining the Solex PH44 carburetors, with their prone-tomalfunction secondaries, is enough to drive almost any technician to heavy drink Chassis number: AR1020401698 I n 1950, Alfa Romeo turned away from the costly and complicated, hand-built, eight- and six-cylinder high performance sports and racing cars that had made their name before World War II. The new 1900 was intended for a very different market, to take the company into the second half of the 20th Century. It had a lusty four-cylinder engine boasting twin overhead camshafts like all Alfas before and since, but intended for mass production. In the former ownership for 13 years, it was recently purchased from Italy by the current owner. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $31,189 at the Christie 's Holland auction on Aug. 31, 2003. The mid-1950s was a prosperous period at Alfa Romeo. The company was embarking on a major expansion at the behest of its holding company, Finmeccanica. The mass-produced, by Affie standards anyway, 1900 had brought the company from postwar uncertainty to an enviable position In 1958 the four-door 2000 Berlina arrived to supersede the 1900. The 2000 was also offered in coupe and spider form. The spider's Touring body was delectable, beautifully finished and equipped, a classic grand tourer for two fortunate occupants. The Alfa pictured here is immaculately presented, having formerly been the subject of a thorough restoration. The paintwork, interior and mechanics are all reported to be in perfect condition. The car is also sold with its rare additional factory hard top, which has also been restored, and it retains its original period radio. Years produced:  Number produced:  Original price:  SCM Price Guide:  Major tune-up:  Distributor cap:  Chassis #:  Engine #:  Club:  Web site:  sealing. This is offset by underwhelming performance, as the 2000 is barely able to outrun the 1300-cc Giulietta. In fact, Editor Martin has compared the acceleration of the 2000 to "driving a Giulietta Normale with a telephone pole tied to its rear bumper " The vastly superior 2600 model, with a magnificent all-alloy 2.6-liter 6-cylinder engine, was to be launched in 1962. firewall, right side vertical portion right front, just below head Alfa Romeo Owners Club, 10 Raskin Road, Morristown, NJ 07960-2824, 877.399.AROC www.aroc-usa.org Altematives to consider:  SCM Investment Grade .  as a European sport and luxury producer The Giulietta model range that followed was a huge commercial success. The 102-series 2000 model range was a somewhat simplified evolution of the 1900, including a Berlina (sedan) built by Alfa Romeo, a Sprint (coupe) with a Bertone body penned by a young Giorgetto Giugiaro, and the Spider from Touring. A handful of special-bodied cars by Vignale and Frua were also built. A total of 7,089 102-series cars were built and almost half were Spiders. This was a strange model mix for Alfa Romeo, as usually the sedan was built in the largest volume, followed by coupes and then a much smaller number of Spiders. Of the series production brought to the US., the Spider made up approximately 95 percent. The coupe and Spider had 115 horsepower, and the Berlina, 105. They all had a much-improved five-speed transmission, column-mounted on the Berlina and on the floor in the coupe and Spider The 2000 is a comfortable cruiser that offers a lot in the way of creature comforts, like roll-up windows and a top with decent weather 1959 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider Lot #339, S/N AR1020400407 Condition: 2- 1954-1958 Lancia Aurelia B24 Convertible, 1960-1961 Porsche 356B Cabriolet, 1957-1961 Peugeot 403 Cabriolet Our example has spent a good portion of its life in Italy, which is not reassuring. Italy is notorious for rusty cars, and Alfas are not noted for their resistance to harsh weather Nor are Italians noted for babying their cars. An Italian restoration is often average paint, okay interior and great mechanicals. More recently the car has lived in the Netherlands, which is mostly below sea level, not a terrific recommendation either Although the car has undergone a thorough restoration and appears to be in perfect order I would still bring a magnet when looking at this or any vintage Alfa. The 2000 engines are quite stout and understressed, putting out moderate power at moderate revs. The design is based on sound architecture, as is the rest of the drivetrain. The basic transmission was used through the last Spiders produced in the '90s and the rear axle is bulletproof as well. 1958-1961 3,443 $5,749 $15,000418,000 $650.00 $18.50 The suspension has a lot of travel for its era and offers a smooth ride and competent handling. The aluminum-finned drum brakes are quite able to haul the rather heavy car down with aplomb. However maintaining the Solex PH44 carburetors, with their prone-to-malfunction vacuum-operated secondaries, is enough to drive almost any technician to heavy drink. Be aware that most parts for these cars are difficult to find and quite expensive. A great number of 2000s have been scrapped in order to facilitate the plentiful and more attractive 1900 restoration projects, so the supply of good ones is limited. This car sold at a huge price, easily fifty percent above what we might have expected it to bring. If in fact the body is straight, rust-free and without Bondo, and the mechanicals check out, the new owner should simply refuse to open the Alfa section of the SCM Price Guide and just enjoy his car However, it will be at least five years before he can expect to see market values in general catch up with his expenditure.—Craig Morningstar (Historical data courtesy of the auction company)• COMPS Silver; Fountain Hills, AZ; 1/10/2003 Sold at $24,600 SCMID# 29862 1962 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider Lot #232, S/N AR1020402879 Condition Rating: 2- RM; Monterey, CA; 8/17/2001 Sold at $26,400 SCM1D# 23194


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ImmemormermarsormilI ,  59 Sprint Veloce 750, rare, complete, needs restoration. drew@rockisland.com . $6,500. 360.378.3013. WA 61 2000 Spyder, red, black leather, optional hard top, well restored. $32,900. 941.355.6500 FL 65 GTA 1600, time warp, original paint, 8,040 km dead stock, never touched example, probably the lowest mileage =restored GTA to exist, no modifications and no accident or corrosion history, from private collection. Includes a fresh major service, new exhaust system and complete brake overhaul. $75,000. 610.584.8800, fax 610.584.8872. PA 65 Sprint Speciale, restoration 50% done, complete, no rust, matching #s, lots NOS and chrome done. $10,500. 360.378.3013. WA 66 Giulia 100 T1 sport sedan, powder blue, pristine burgundy interior, wonderfully original, excellent rust-free condition. $10,500, best offer. Keith Klaaren, 616.866.4415. MI 67 GTA, 1600 Stradale, chassis AR613931, engine AR00532/A19572, correct block, twin plug head Webers. original paint, interior, 33,000 km, new correct tires, tie rods, shocks, brakes, fresh service, lots of known history. $65,000. 941.729.8325. FL 67 GTV, rebuilt 1750 engine, Webers, excellent condition, southern CA car.  WINSIEININEMIl ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. See page 93 for details. fredshuff@socalsr.com. $8,900. 714.846.9069. CA 72 GTV, only 56K miles with original tires, excellent unrestored condition, British Racing Green color, 2nd owner since new, records, books, tools, etc., serious inquiries only. david@tow.com . $12,000. 408.238.7014. CA 73  Spider,  restored,  topgear@sympatico.ca 87 Quadrifoglio Spider, silver, new paint, good top and interior, runs great. timbalel@aol.com. $6,500. 213.804.9154. CA 88 Quadrifoglio Spider, silver finish, red carpets, grey leather seats, very original with just 37,000 miles, also has the factory hardtop. $13,995. 503.224.3232. OR 91 164L, blue, automatic, 130K, books, loaded. $4,750. 972.964.8284. TX 94 164L5, champagne/tan leather, 79K miles, garaged, records, new timing belt. $9,500. 914.232.0065. NY 95 164-Q, 70,000 original miles, red with black leather interior, 1 01 30 in the US, excellent collector potential, excellent mechanicals and physical condition, new Bridgestones on 17 inch MOMO Sports, lowered with Recambi Springs, 2001 National Convention Concours Winner. alexbardi@bardi.com. $16,900. 770-294-4705. GA. Largest online parts and accessories catalog with factory part numbers, images, parts diagrams, and online ordering! "Original parts and hard to find NOS. "Rebuilds, sheet metal, restoration and aftermarket parts. "High performance components. "Full line of Alfa Romeo factory gifts, accessories and collectables. "Prompt worldwide delivery. From Giulietta to 164, factory authorized Alfa Romeo parts provider, over 30 years of exclusive Alfa Romeo experience. 800 890 ALFA (2532) 510 525 9435 www.alfapartscatalog.com 7E3 LIMITED EDITION AND ORIGINAL AUTOMOTIVE ART 1638 SE 11th Avenue, Canby, OR 97013 1-800-452-8434 Email: steveaustin@canby.com www.steveaustinsautomobilia.com JUST RELEASED Signed by Mario Andretti & Parnelli Jones NEW TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT SCM's COLLECTOR'S TOUR TO ENGLAND featuring the 'GOOD WOOD REVIVAL'Historic Races plus Jaguar, Aston and Bentley factory tours, Bonhams auction, museums, High Tea, Stratford-on-Avon stay, guest speakers, English countryside touring and more. Led by Keith Martin, Cindy Banzer and Steve Austin. August 30 - September 8, 2004 $3,225 pp/do, air not included. Call for brochure, space is strictly limited. Our last tour sold out in just two weeks. TRIBUTE TO FORD - '65 INDY 500 Limited Edition of 50 Giclee on Canvas - 46" x40" $850 Limited Edition Print of 850 33" x 25" $195 Our May tour to Italy & the Monaco Historic Races is Sold Out. Cancellation wait list only available. silver/black. www fapartscatalog.com


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ce emu : rienis 'role 1970 Moretti Sportiva The heavy body weighed 1,500 pounds, too much for its puny 47-hp motor Serial number: 1152471 G In 1949, Moretti introduced the 600, a front-engine, rear-drive car powered by a bespoke 592 cc, water-cooled four-cylinder engine. Four years later, the 600's chassis was lengthened and fitted with a 27-hp, SOHC, 748 cc motor, creating the Moretti 750. iovanni Moretti founded his company in 1925, and started off designing and building motorcycles. The Cita, built in 1946, a tiny two-seater powered by an air-cooled 250-cc motor, was Moretti's first conventional car. 5 By the late 1950s, Moretti began building cars using Fiat mechanicals and chassis. In 1957, a coupe based on the Fiat 500 appeared at the Turin Motor Show, followed the next year by a Fiat 600-based car. A number of other Fiat-based vehicles followed. A number of special versions of the 750 were produced in the 1950s, including a Zagato coupe, a sport Spider, and several barchettas. Some competition success was achieved in the 1950s with the 600 and 750 models. In 1965, the Sportiva emerged at the usual venue, the Turin Motor Show. It was based on the Fiat 850, powered by Fiat's 47-hp, 843 cc engine and was clothed in a body which shared many lines with the Fiat Dino. The striking and unusual Moretti Sportiva pictured here has been the subject of a cosmetic restoration, performed on a rust-free chassis and body. It is freshly finished in fly yellow with a new black interior piped in yellow. It has been fitted with new tires and brakes, and given a thorough mechanical service. It is said to run and drive very well, and offers the opportunity for a discerning enthusiast to own an unusual Italian exotic at a very reasonable price. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $17,600 including buyer's premium, at the RM Monterey Auction, held on Aug. 16-17, 2003. Trying to get instant credibility by using a famous name is nothing new, whether it's the Years produced:  Numbers produced:  Original list price:  SCM Price Guide:  Tune-up/major service:  Distributor cap:  Chassis #:  Engine #:  FIA, though the actual number produced is not known. Most had a Berlinetta body designed by Michelotti, similar to a Ferrari 212. The rest were pure competition Barchettas with various body designs. Morettis were reasonably successful in racing. None other then Ernie McAfee of Burbank raced a very quick Barchetta, and sold Grand Sports like hot cakes. (Okay, sold more than most other Moretti dealers, which wasn't saying much.) This success came despite Moretti's requirement of advancing half the $4,200 purchase price when placing an order, then waiting for your car to be built and shipped; balance was due on delivery. 1965-1967 less than 100 approx. $3,000 N/A $150 less then $75 driver-side firewall, below manufacturer's plate lower portion of the front of the engine cover Club: Rear-engine Fiat Club Web site: .http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/ rearenginefiat/ Alternatives: 1965-1970 Fiat 850 coupe, 19751979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT, brisk walking SCMInvestment Grade:  lamentable 1987 Dodge "Shelby" Charger or the "Mario Andretti Signature Edition" Alfetta of the '70s. Moretti's heyday as a proud and independent firm was in the 1950s, when papa Giovanni would proudly proclaim to all who would listen (primarily sons Gianni and Sergio) that his cars did not contain a single Fiat part. Moretti was one of hundreds of small body shops making coach-built bodies and small batches of competition cars. Early in the '50s, Moretti designed and produced a 75-hp, DOHC, 748 cc screamer (read that as hand-grenade engine) fitted with twin Weber carburetors. The engine served as the basis for its Grand Sport. Very few small manufacturers made twin-cam engines and those who did almost always used someone else's block. But not Moretti. In keeping with the old man's philosophy of making almost everything themselves, even the square tube chassis was built in-house. Ninety-six Grand Sport chassis numbers were homologated with 1970 Fiat 850 Sport Racer Lot #335, S/N 100CBR10089227 Condition: 2- Brooks USA, Carmel, CA; 8/18/2000 Sold at $5,750 SCMID# 10404 38 Drunk with zeitgeist, Moretti grossly overestimated American buyers' desire for a car whose engine had the life expectancy of a fruit fly, and decided to mass-produce its 750 single-cam powered cars, called "Tour du Monde," for export. But the single-cam engine was so bad, it made the Renault Dauphine and Simca Aronde seem like reliable freeway cruisers. Worse, in order to increase production, work was rushed and subcontracted. Quality control, already modest, went out the window, and stateside, Moretti became just another foreign flash-in-the-pan. By the early 1960s, Moretti was reduced to building cars based on the loathsome Fiat mechanicals. Fiat was attempting to revive a few icons of Italian small-bore racing, so Moretti was given the order to build a car on the Fiat 850 Berlina plaYbrm, dubbed the Sportiva. And so our subject car came to be. But the heavy steel body weighed almost 1,500 pounds, far too much for its puny 47-hp motor. The only thing sporting about it was the name. Sportiva production only lasted through 1967, but some cars were imported as late as 1970. The Sportiva sold here was visually appealing, and it was sold to a brave and optimistic bidder We understand that it went immediately to a shop to have its brakes attended to. It's a legitimately rare automobile that's bound to attract attention when parked at any Italian car show. But its relationship to the fabled Moretti of old is about as direct as that of the Pontiac LeMans to the race course of the same name.—Raymond Milo (Historic and descriptive information courtesy of RM Auctions)* COMPS Lot #8, SN 100GBS1016403 Condition: 5 Silver; Tacoma, WA; 11/23/2002 Sold at $425 1971 Fiat 850 Spider SCMID# 29513 Sports Car Market


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I wiimmol BUGATTI 38 Type 57 Graber sedan, #57670, truly beguiling one-off example by Graber, runs and drives very nicely, well cared for mechnicals and cosmetics. $165,000. 510.653.7555, fax 510.653.9754. CA 28 T-38A Grand Sport Tourer, beautifully restored, with a great history. $179,500, trades welcome. 314.524.6000. MO CITROEN 71 DS21, Citromatic, air, turning lights, no rust ever, 100K miles, leather, professionally maintained, extra nice, no surprises. $15,000. Dale, 989.835.4430, 989.430.9124. MI 72 SM-GT, 57K original miles, mechanicals serviced by John McDermott, including dual electronic ignition, cam chains, new head gaskets, new hydraulic spheres, stainless exhaust system. Michelin hi-performance radials, original factory leather interior and gray carpeting, spectacular tan over white with orange flash, factory AM-FM, a/c, runs with the wind. $16,500. Reeve, 410.235.7326. MD 73 SM, Florida car, 47K original miles, automatic, a/c, excellent hydraulics, Maserati engine, perfect paint and body, needs nothing. $18,900. 716.992.9928, 716.574.0938. NY DATSUN 78 280Z, Black Pearl edition, only 33,000 miles, absolutely no rust ever, straight and original, aftermarket rims, one of the RINTI:1117iT  best examples anywhere. $16,900, obo. 847.382.3191. IL 80 208ZX, 10th Anniversary Edition, automatic, black and gold, 8,000 miles, dealer owned since new, perfect condition. $17,500. 802.459.2932. VT FACEL VEGA 61 Facellia, one owner with 26,700 original miles, no accidents or corrosion ever, always indoor stored, body and undercarriage superb original condition, interior all original with seats only recovered, older repaint and replacement soft top, recently serviced and runs beautifully, full history, manuals, publications. $19,750. 207-2825030. ME FIAT 58 TV, convertible 1200, part or sell complete, new chrome, rebuilt engine, swivel seats, Nardi wheel, knock-off caps, round gauges. Bill, 928.443.9004. AZ 69 124, sport coupe, just out of 30 year storage, completely rebuilt, excellent condition, all original. $9,500, obo. Mike, 301.986.0003. MD 81 2000 Spider, red, tan, original owner, very good condition, 5-spd, wonderful fun car, all original, never hit, 43,000 miles. $8,500. 856.845.2361 days. NJ 82 X1/9, only 23K, great original condi=11 l ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. See page 93 for details. tion, new brakes and timing belt, records, red, black. $4,995. 914.232.0065. NY INTERMECCANICA 69 Murina, restored original, 429 Ford, automatic, asking $35,000; 73 Indra, LT I power, restored original, asking $35,000. 203.671.4225. CT 73 Italia, 351c Hurst, 4-spd, 4 wheel disc from factory, very fast and clean, silver w/ grey int, cold air, CD, very rare. $32,500. 281.599.1212. TX ISO 68 Grifo, 7-liter, 500 hp, shown Pebble Beach, 4-spd, 5 wires, perfect restoration, red, gray interior. $65,000. 303-393-1424. CO ITALIA 72 Roadster, red/tan, very clean, mechanically excellent with rebuilt suspension, rebuilt 351, lower ratio rear axle, 4-speed manual transmission. Outstanding in every way. www.continentalautos ports.com $47,900. 630.6553535. IL LAMBORGHINI 89 Anniversary Lamborghini, red/tan with red piping, Euro bumper, rear wing, 5,000 miles. $89,900. 440.460.0161. OH LANCIA Fulvia Second Series coupe, dark USAPPRAI S 4 Monthly Mystery Photo Response Deadline December 25, 2003 Sco  collect] car'.  There's prune, and Fulvia Second Series Sedan, white. Both 5-speed and fresh from Italy. Also importing other Italian cars. eddinsmoto.com. 510.652.7645. CA 57 Aurelia B20S, coupe, 57 by title, but early Ford Series by VIN, so 54 or 55, Nardi equipped: dash, wheel, carbs, floor shift, 18 year owner, excellent older restoration. Delivery possible. $36,000, obo. Jack, 800.886.2701. MO 78 Beta, runs. $1,000, or best offer. 308.235.4255. NE MASERATI 73 Bora, 117.49.474 4.9L, red with black interior, same owner since 1987, well maintained and drives beautifully, hydraulics in fine shape. $33,000. 716.631.5255 evenings. NY 80 Kyalami, I of 150, red, tan leather, 5-speed, a/c, excellent condition, a TX/CA car, used in The Great Book of Sports Cars. $23,500. 207.282.5030 ME VOLVO 66 P1800, 4-speed with overdrive, owned since 1967, grandpa's baby, always garaged in southern CA, no rust, never been in accident, all original (except B20E motor & Volvo a/c added), low mileage. $9,000. 715.356.4539. WI 68 P18005, white with red interior, good condition, runs great, lots of TLC and restoration work completed past 4 years, moving, must sell. deincjoyeux®aol.com . $6,250, or make offer. 610.388.7127. PA* experieno, Scott is an invaluable partner for those seeking an indepenifent, qualified and objective opinion. 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erman or 'ro i e 1964 Porsche 356C Coupe I am always interested in the idle speed of a 356, as a fast idle can indicate carburetor or distributor problems or even hide a troubling rod knock Serial number. 217856 T he 356 is in many ways the ultimate iconic Porsche for collectors. While the 911 has become so common that they blend in with modern traffic, and even my Mom knows what they are, when a 356 goes by, it's clearly something very different, and very special. The C, as the final development of the 356, incorporates all the drivability and durability upgrades developed over a 17-year model run, which makes the C a great car to drive and enjoy. In our November issue, we profiled a 356C Coupe that sold at the RM Meadowbrook, MI, sale in August for $15,951. Here we examine a 356C coupe that sold at the Kruse no reserve Sale in Auburn, IN, this November for $24,300 (including buyer 's premium). Two cars of the same model, but two very different prices. Why? In the end, it condition. And here's how I go about determining the condition of a 356 when I'm evaluating it for SCM. In my first walk-around of a 356. I always start by checking the body lines. How well do the doors fit? Are the gaps even? Do the doors follow the complex contours of the body openings? The hood is very hard to fit on a 356. Each hood is somewhat different, because restorers have found that the hoods—and doors and engine covers—do not interchange perfectly between cars. I found an excellent hood, but a lousy engine cover This was curious, because it is generally easy to get the engine cover to fit, as it is a fairly small and rigid stamping. I felt it could be made right and repainted without a great deal of expense. Years produced:  Number produced:  Original list price:  SCMPrice Guide:  Tune-up/major Service:  Distributor cap:  Chassis number:  Engine number:  Club:  Web.  Alternatives:  This car had nothing special in the way of options. No sunroof no wood wheel, no radio. But it did have a superbly finished interior in dark blue leather with correct light gray/blue square-weave carpets. This quality interior added tremendously to the overall feel and value of the car The paint on the dash was well done, the instruments apparently rebuilt, the steering wheel correct and original, and the rubber floor mats were in good condition. The door jambs were also finished nicely; the original body builder's tag was present showing the color code for Light Ivory. 1964-65 3,508 $3,990 $20,000-$25,000 $400 $26 on horizontal bulkhead, in front of gas tank under front hood on engine block, between generator pulley and crankshaft pulley Porsche Club of America, 5530 Edgemont Dr., Alexandria, VA 22310 www.pca.org Mercedes 230 SL, Jaguar XICE coupe; Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint, Corvette Sting Ray coupe The driver 's door was excellent. The passenger door was good, except at the lower edge, where the door stood out a bit from the rocker panel. This is often a problem area in 356s. The door frames and outer door skins were sealed with a soft goop that became brittle and hard after several years, which then allowed water to enter the seam, and eventually rusted the door from the inside out. Repairs, if not done very carefully, result in slightly fatter door bottoms, which then stick out. Along with my look at the body panels, I am interested in the quality of the paint job, which in this case was Light Ivory, with the proper gold/tan highlights. Older paint jobs are always interesting, because any flaws, even small ones, tell a story about how carefully the car was painted. Rust or paint bubbles speak of poor preparation. Cracks through the paint hint at improperly applied filler. This older paint job was holding up very well. 1965 Porsche 356 C Lot #51, S/N 220710 Condition: 4RM; Oakland, MI; 8/2/2003 Sold at $15,951 SCMID# 31626 COMPS A look in the front trunk showed everything in place, including the plastic gas tank cover mat, spare tire, jack and a partial tool kit. The engine was a correct original C engine, and welldetailed. I listened to the car run and it sounded fine at idle, with all four cylinders seeming to fire evenly. I am always interested in the idle of a Porsche, as a fast idle speed can indicate carburetor or distributor problems or even hide a troubling rod knock. This car idled at a low speed, smoothly and quietly. Given that this was Auburn, IN, not exactly a known watering hole for Porsche enthusiasts, I thought I might be able to sneak in and steal the car Alas, every other Porschephile in the state was clearly at this event. To my amazement, the opening bid was a high $17,500, and the following bids quickly moved up to the sale price. The bidders in the crowd knew this car was a quality piece, and weren 't afraid to bid accordingly. In my judgment, the price paid was a just a few ticks below full retail, fair to both buyer and seller But more importantly, here is a carefully restored car to drive and enjoy. Was it worth $10,000 more than the car at MeadowBrook? I think so, as that car was just a driver and the Kruse car was in far better condition. So the new owners have a classic Porsche that will turn heads wherever they go. They will be able to have fun on twisting mountain roads as well as cruise on the expressway. And it's unlikely they have to buy anything but gas and insurance. When they go to sell the car chances are they will get most of their money back. Now doesn't all of that add up to a near-ideal collector-ear experience?—Jim Schrager* Kensington; Bridgehampton, NY; 6/7/2003 Sold at $18,700 SCMID# 31356 1964 Porsche 356 C Lot #77, S/N 128093 Condition: 3 Sports Car Market


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Porsche Gespriich /Jim Schrager The 911 That Rides Like a '60s Vette No 911 ever had a swing axle rear suspension. This mistake alone would cause me to question just what the editors and fact-checkers at 911 & Porsche World do all day ear Mr. Schrager: I recently picked up a copy of the British publication 911 & Porsche World. What I read in their special supplement on the early years of the 911, 1963-1973, surprised me. First, they noted that the early 911 had swing axles, as taken from the 356. When did the 911 upgrade to a fully independent rear suspension? D Next, they indicated that the 2.2-liter 9115 had an "open-throated inlet system" and a "barely silenced exhaust." Did these cars have special "S" exhaust systems? One writer drove a 1965 model and he felt the car was "positively gutless" with an "obviously narrow power band" He complained about being forced to master "that rather vague type 901 gearbox." He also found the steering "surprisingly heavy at low speeds." Another writer drove a "rare 1969 911T" Is that actually a rare car? He found the ride "uncompromising." Yet another scribe drove a 2.4liter S and found the 915 gearbox to be "balky," requiring "skills at double-clutching." He also indicated that the 2.4-liter 911S was "almost (but not quite) as quick as the Carrera 2.7 RS." From reading these pieces, I am confused. You speak about these early 911s as wonderful cars to drive, yet the picture I see is a rough riding, hard shifting, heavy steering, gutless old clunker, much like the solid-axle 1961 Corvette I once had that reminded me of a truck. At least that old Corvette was fast. Who's right here?—LLH, Austin, 7X I read that piece in 911 & Porsche World and was a bit surprised myself. Factual errors aside, I can only assume the writers just hadn't had enough experience to know a well-sorted car from an old hag. The best way to know what an early 911 should feel like is to have owned many. Then you can begin to calibrate how a proper car should drive. To your questions. No 911 (or 912) ever had a swing axle rear suspension. This mistake alone would cause me to question everything else in the article, along with wondering just what the editors and fact-checkers at 911 & Porsche World do all day. These cars all had independent rear suspensions, with double-jointed half-shafts to minimize camber changes when bumps are encountered. Of course, 356s did have swing axles, with only one joint per axle placed inboard near the transmission. But most journalists don't seem to have problems telling a 356 apart from a 911. Just as there is no swing-axle 911, there is no special "S" exhaust. Early 911 exhaust systems (through 1973) have a thick, sausage-shaped muffler with twin inlets and one outlet on the left side. Yes, some 911s sound different than when new and that's because they've had their exhaust system changed or altered. On the intake side, all early 911s have effective air cleaners that muffle some intake noise. There were no "open-throated inlet systems," but the fuel-injected models do have six intake stacks tuned to allow for optimal mixture flow into the combustion chamber. I would point to the standard Solex cars as the culprit for the "positively gutless" charge levied on the 1965 2-liter model. As I mentioned above, if the owner hasn't driven a properly set-up 911, maybe he thinks that all early 911s are gutless wonders. Too bad, really, as he's missing a great driving experience. In any event, Solexes require a highly-skilled technician to make right. I recall speaking with master mechanic Pete Zimmermann about his Solex-equipped 911 that consistently beat everything in its club racing class. No one could figure out why the car was so fast, but the answer was deceptively simple: As part of a major tune, Pete would spend a full eight hours getting the carbs just right. Of course, you can always cure your carburetor problem by doing what the factory did in mid-1966: bolt on a set of Webers. Figure $2,000 for the carbs and intake manifolds, or spend about $600 in shop labor to fully tune the Solexes. By the way, these cars do not have a narrow power band when properly tuned. IRS is standard on all 9113. Nor do 911s have "rather vague" gearboxes. This problem is almost always remedied by replacing the plastic bushings in the gearshift mechanism. Plan on no more than $300, for parts and labor, to make a car shift like new. On the other hand, the "balky" shifting reported for the 1972 type-915 gearbox could be serious. If it requires double clutching, it's probably ready for a rebuild with new synchronizers. This can be an expensive proposition at about $1,500-$2,500, depending on what else needs to be done when the gearbox is opened up. When equipped with original wheels and tires, there is no reason for an early 911 to have heavy steering at low speeds. The front-end parts in these cars are legendary for their long life due to the lack of weight on the front wheels. However, there are two small universal joints in the steering column that can bind when a car is left immobile for years. To replace these U-joints should cost about $300 in parts and labor, and the repair will make the steering feel light again. If an early 911 is riding hard, the most likely culprits are the shock absorbers, especially if they are Konis. It is quite common for old Konis to freeze, making for horrible handling and a terrible ride as well. A shock rebuild costs about $20 per shock if you do it yourself or $60 if you send them back to Koni. As for the 1969 911T: About 5,000 of these were built, which is not a low production number for an early 911. They are not especially desirable, certainly not like a 911S is. When it comes to the merits and demerits of Porsches, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. But to think the 2.4S is "almost" as fast as the Carrera RS, you must never have driven the two cars back to back. In the flesh, a good RS feels wholly different than a good 2.4S. That's one reason why the values of the two cars are so different. The 1965 911 used in this British test is for sale for approximately $45,000. (Don't you find it curious when a magazine does a feature on a car that is subsequently put up for sale? I'm sure it's just a coincidence.) While interest in early 911s is high, this seems like a big price. If the seller is serious about trying to get big money, he'd best spend some time getting his car to run right. Only then can he expect the magic of a properly sorted 911 to coax a decent offer from a buyer. So you shouldn't worry; there's no way a properly sorted 911 should drive like the solid-rear-axle 1961 Corvette you used to own. 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BMW 57 507, blue w/red interior, Series 1, car has been repainted from original white in lovely dark blue, engine clean enough to eat off of, serial numbers appropriate and car has Rudge knock-off wheels and original Becker radio, pica via e-mail. kfitzgerald@fitzinn.com . $250,000. Kevin Fitzgerald, 617.927.3301. MA MERCEDES 55 190SL "R," Dark red/beige. Bruce Adams personal car. 100-pt restoration with competition/rally upgrades. Great events car. www.dearbornauto.com . Alex Dearborn, 978.887.6644. MA 57300SL roadster, silver/red. Specialistrestored and show quality. Extensively sorted and prepared for tours. $235,000. www.dearbornauto.com . Alex Dearborn, 978.887.6644. MA 59 300D, four-door convertible, white/ black. Auto, a/c. Older restoration. Just had extensive prep and a/c upgrades. $165,000. www.dearbornauto.com. Alex Dearborn, 978.887.6644. MA 59 220SE, convertible, light beige/red. 68,000 documented miles. Superb original condition, recent major service. $65,000. www.dearbornauto.com . Alex Dearborn, 978.887.6644. MA 60 190SL, show car. Strawberry/beige. 1997 National Best of Show. Recent major service & freshen up. $60,000. www.dearbornauto.com. Alex Dearborn, 978.887.6644. MA 65 300SE, convertible, silver with German Car Classifieds ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. See page 93 for details. navy leather. Never rusty CA car with recent restoration. Rare 5-speed transmission, European headlights. New suspension. Only 57,000 miles. Superb touring car ready to roll. $75,000. www.dearbornauto.com. Alex Dearborn, 978.887.6644. MA 69 280SL, green 4-spd. Only 46,000 miles with all documents. $24,000. www.dearbornauto.com. Alex Dearborn, 978.887.6644. MA 72 600, formal sedan. Rare SWB with divider window. Black/grey, walnut trim, folding tables. Fresh suspension, etc. $45,000. www.dearbornauto.com . Alex Dearborn, 978.887.6644. MA 87 420SEL, silver/grey.  105,000 miles, one owner, exc car. $8,500. wwvv.dearbornauto.com . Alex Dearborn, 978.887.6644. MA 93 300CE 3.2 coupe, navy/grey. 69,000 miles. $15,000, trades. www.dearbornauto.com. Alex Dearborn, 978.887.6644. MA PORSCHE 58 356, original car, 62K miles, features: original paint, interior, spare tire, manuals, side curtains, pristine all original car, top replaced, orig comes with, no dings, rust, museum quality, 1600 motor, dual Zenith carbs, original engine decals. hankdr@aol.com $95,000. obo. 562.594.6432. CA NEW! EXPANDED 7th Edition 888-237-4359 www.RPMAutoBooks,com ra 59 Cony. D, serial #86471, red with tan leather interior, fully restored, drives great, engine rebuilt with 1750 kit, chrome wheels and new tires, great car for fun or show. $37,500. Donn, 561.683.1927. FL 70 911S, original 911S, original matching #s, leather, air, posi, tensioner upgrade, s/s heat exchangers, Euro metric, rebuilt MF1. scylla66@yahoo.com. $15,900. 860.364.0440. CT 71 911S, coupe, blue, black interior, 5-speed, matching numbers, Texas car, Recaro seats, Fuchs wheels, professional restoration. $32,000. 954.752.4112. FL 73 911S, Targa, silver, numbers match. 866.356.4911. CA 79 930 Turbo, fresh motor, transmission, red with tan interior, very fast. $22,000. 405-382-3522. OK VOLKSWAGEN 63 Beetle, 1600 engine, 12v, dry Southwest car, excellent running and driving, new window seals, new windshield, chrome wheels, good chrome, grey exterior, new headliner, have lost interest. $25,000. 505.281.2736. NM 71 Karmann Ghia, very rare Sport-omatic clutchless trans, ground-up restoration, BMW Dakar yellow with black interior, California car, 3rd owner, original motor (unrestored). $6,000. Willie, 626.643.3511. CA. Take a Porsche Test Drive in Your Easy Chair! - - - 217:122225 I  ii-L■ Insure with J.C. Taylor Antique Automobile Insurance Agency 1-888-ANTIQUE (1-888-268-4783) www.jctaylor.com


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American Car Profile 1968 Pontiac GTO Ram Air Convertible I saw the book of bills the seller had assembled, and the claimed $120,000 spent on restoration was well documented, if a bit outrageous Serial number: 242678B122225 f the more than 77,000 GTOs built in 1968, fewer than 10,000 were convertibles. The meticulously restored GTO pictured here has only 68,000 original miles and features several factory options, including Hurst shifter, power windows, power steering, power antenna and trunk release. Under the hood sits the 400 Ram Air mated to a Turbo 400 automatic transmission and 3:55 Positraction rear end. The engine has been completely overhauled. Rebuild work included porting and polishing the cylinder heads, refurbishing the intake and having the carburetor jetted. O The vehicle has been owned and cared for by the same owner since 1978. With over $120,000 spent to bring this muscle car to concours condition, the new owner will certainly enjoy using it to show or drive. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $61,601 at the RM Monterey auction held Aug. 16-17, 2003. In 1968 this archetypical muscle machine got a newly-designed frame underneath completely fresh styling featuring the "Endura" front end—a steel-reinforced bumper with an ABS plastic covering. I can distinctly remember teenage "lift-anddeath importance" discussions with friends revolving around what we considered to be this serious styling mistake made by GM's Wide-Track division. What could they have been thinking? Those who hated the Endura nose could pony up another $25 for the "Endura-delete" option and wind up with a Tempest face on their GTO, but few did Squeezing the front bumper of a new GTO became the thing to do when you saw one parked on the street. Today, few think of the Endura bumper as a revolutionary idea, but it turns out to be a look that has stood the test of time. A less well-remembered feature first seen on the 1968 GTO was an electric testing system Years produced:  Number produced:  Original list price:  SCMPrice Guide:  Tune up/major service:  Distributor cap:  Chassis #.  Engine 4:  Club:  87,864(1968); 77,704 coupe, 9,980 convertible $2,996 (base) visible through windshield front of engine at the right-hand cylinder bank, along with an alphanumeric engine production code Web site:  GTO Association of America. 5829 Strobel Road, Saginaw, MI 48609 www.GTOAA.org Alternatives:  1968-1969 Oldsmobile 442, 1968-1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS, 1968-1970 Plymouth Road Runner SCM Investment Grade:  known as "Sercon," co-developed by GM and the Sun Electric Company. With the Sercon system, your Pontiac mechanic could plug your car into his diagnostic machine, and by reading a panel of colored lights, diagnose any electrical system problems. At least that was the theory. Sercon was high-tech for the time—in 1968, even the marvel of Pong was years in the future. (Curious about the ultimate fate of this once-high-tech system, I did a Google search for Sercon. After wading through the links for French chalet property management and a consulting firm based in Oshiwara, Andheri, India, I did find a couple of IT references. But nothing looked related to the technology employed on our 1968 GTO.) Although the GTO was favorably compared to the Jaguar XKE in 1969 Pontiac GTO convertible Lot #S132, S/N 242679B140883 Condition: 3Kruse; Las Vegas, NV; 5/29/2003 Sold at $16,112 SCMID# 31240 COMPS the domestic automotive press of the time (not to mention the famous, but now well-known-to-be-fraudulent Ferrari GTO vs. Pontiac GTO comparo that Car and Driver pulled off), up until 1968 it had problems with both frame flex and rear axle hop. The redesigned frame fixed the former, and a new design to the rear end helped with the latter. Interestingly enough, although the A-body GTO shared some sheet metal and chassis parts with the Oldsmobile 442, the Pontiac had no rear stabilizer bar even though one was available on the Olds. Instead, Pontiac went the route of stiffer shocks. Adapting the 442 bar to the GTO is not a bolt-on task; it involves quite a bit offabrication. Pontiac offered two 400-cid V8 engines. The "economy" option gave you a two-barrel carb good for 265 hp, while the standard setup came with a four-barrel and 350 hp. The hot motor was the four-barrel version fitted with the Ram Air system for 10 extra ponies. Ram Air land Ram Air II were both available in the 1968 GTO, depending on the production date of your vehicle. Ram Air I was discontinued mid-year when Ram Air II, featuring redesigned heads with round ports, became available. The car here is only one of a handful of muscle cars I've ever seen whose four-speed manual transmission was replaced with an automatic. As you might imagine, there a story behind this transplant, told to me by the seller, an SCM subscriber His wife surreptitiously purchased the GTO to replace a similar car he had always regretted selling. It was her plan to hide the car until it could be given as a gifi, but during the transition from one hiding place to another; the car broke down, and she had to be rescued—by him. 1964-1974 $13,000-$19,000 $375 $21 Not only was he appreciative of his surprise, proving that marriage makes compromise into a fine art, he graciously swapped in the slush box when she couldn't manage the manual shift. The car was in immaculate condition, with nearly perfect paint and chrome. The Endura bumper showed none of the peeling or cracking that can afflict these cars. I did see the book of bills the seller had assembled for the sale, and the claimed $120,000 spent on restoration was well documented, ff a bit outrageous. Appraisers often talk of market anomalies—sometimes high, sometimes low. The price achieved here has every sign of an irregularity, as the bid was well over twice the Price Guide values. Is the car worth that much? On this day, in Monterey, it was.—Dave Kinney (Historical data courtesy of the auction company)* 1970 Pontiac GTO convertible Lot #NR19, S/N 242670P183484 Condition: 4+ RM; Boca Raton, FL; 217/2003 Sold at $23.585 SCMID# 30822


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AUBURN 36 852, cabriolet, rumble seat, 8-cyl, dual ratio 2-speed, sidemounts with metal covers, mirrors, excellent restoration, show or drive anywhere. Transportation arranged. $78,500, trades. Tom Crook, 253.941.3454. WA CHEVROLET 53 Corvette, roadster #120, totally restored to perfect, recent repaint inside and out. $105,000. 208.389.1200 days, 208.853.7448 eves. ID 57 Corvette, 283/220, VIN 55, believed to be the earliest Vette on record with original drivetrain, all numbers match, two year body-off, ground-up restoration, no expense spared, both tops, Wonderbar, electric windows. Delivered contiguous 48 states. $61,000. Ted, 712.239.3555 evenings only. IA 66 Nova SS, exceptional car, 283 V8, 4speed, pa, brakes, beautiful arctic white, blue bucket interior, runs, looks and drives as new. Shipping arranged. $18,900. 503.682.2172. OR 67 Camaro RS/SS, 350/295 hp, 4-spd, correct butternut yellow with black bumblebee stripe and int, pa, redline tires, professional subframe-off restoration, highly detailed throughout, solid Los Angeles built car, less than 100 miles on resto, real RS/SS 4-spd car, 41' 3L 2L on trim tag. $15,900. 507.208.0191. MN 69 Camaro Z-28 X77, #s match, Olympic gold s/v top, standard interior, tach and gauges, original paint, Protect-o-plate, needs restoring, very little rust, car is American Car Classifieds ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. See page 93 for details. together. $19,500, obo. 918.463.2222, or 918.284.8322 days. OK DODGE 65 Hemi Coronet, 2-door post, multiple show winner, fireball red, auto, mint condition in and out, drive anywhere. $38,000. 708.771.2280 days, 630.359.3866 eves. IL 69 Dart GTS convertible, 340, automatic, buckets, 3.55, F8 ivy interior with white stripe, numbers do not match, car has been featured in 3 Mopar magazines, drive anywhere, same owner last 17 years, always covered, always garaged, must sell, buying house, no reasonable offer refused. $15,000, obo. Mike, 732.269.2358, 732.684.8655. NJ 69 Super Bee, 426 Hemi, 4-spd, 1 of 12 Canadian cars, 15 bronze/tan, build sheet, power windows, disc brakes, 15" Magnums, solid body, restored #2 condition. $65,000. 502.639.7593, 502.491.3459. KY 70 Challenger T/A, matching #s 340 6-pack, 4-speed, pistol grip, fender tag, Sure differential, no expense spared. Hemi orange. $42,000. 856.346.2919. NJ FORD 65 Galaxie XL convertible, light blue, dark blue interior, dark blue top, 352 V8, automatic, ps, wow, 73,000 original miles, excellent paint and chrome, no rust, excellent sheetmetal, interior like new, runs, You can't trust them with just anyone. Prized Possessions. 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APPRAISING SERVICES AVAILABLE: DECLARED VALUE • LOSS DAMAGE • ESTATES 2347 GOLD RIVER ROAD • SUITE N • GOLD RIVER, CA 95670 drives perfectly, needs nothing. $13,900. 518.884.2824. NY 66 Mustang GT Fastback. Ivy green metallic with black standard interior. Rare V8, 289 HiPo engine with rare automatic transmission, 84,000 miles, featured in four magazines, excellent condition, have all proper documentation, consistent 1st Place winner. Price reduced to $24,000. 717.243.7245. PA 67 Falcon Futura, sport coupe, rust-free black CA plate 2-door post coupe, rare medium sage gold metallic paint with white bucket seat interior, 6-cyl, 3-spd stick, radio, heater, seat belts, rust-free, garage kept. tonyleo@pacbell.net . $7,500. 650.348.8269. CA PLYMOUTH 67 GTX, 67,000 original miles, 440, a/t, red, numbers matching. $15,900. 360.303.0284. WA 68 GTX, 440, a/t, 32,000 original miles, black on black, all numbers matching, decoded and certified by Galen Glovier, all documentation, window sticker, build sheet, Certicard, etc., shown at numerous Chrysler Survivor events, all original, near perfect. $38,500. 330.239.5483, OH, cell 727.278.7357. FL 68 Roadrunner, 383, 4-spd, blue, clean original Texas car, Galen Govier certified, one repaint. $14,000. 608.784.2035, 608.780.1535. WI 70 Cuda AAR, nice original car with build sheet and both fender tags, matching #s, 4spd trans, rebuilt motor and trans, 86,000 miles, EF8 green with green int. $35,000, negotiable. 717.687.8053. PA 70 Superbird, the last one, number 1,920 of 1,920, serial #RM23V0A172609, all numbers match, 37,000 actual miles, 4406 with automatic, buckets and console, 15" Rallyes with Polyglas Goodyears, wing is signed by Richard Petty, car restored to new, has build sheet & window sticker, alpine white with black interior, certified by Galen, Patik & Superbird Auto Club. $125,000. Gary, 920.203.0206 cell, 920.233.1334 home. WI PONTIAC 67 GTO, gold with gold interior, his and hers, rebuilt engine, cold a/c, matching #s, PHS documented, dry southern car, no rust, orig interior, rally clock, everything works, floor pans perfect, trunk pan nice, 91,000 miles, new brakes & steering, recent survey, drives & looks like new, no accidents. $22,000, obo. 508.240.5475. MA 70 GTO Judge, factory Ram Air IV, triple black, 4-spd, matching #s, loaded with options, PHS documented, the rarest of the rare, one time opportunity. $68,000, obo. 404.918.7055, 770.360.7055. 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ImpowNi  Ie %%Vim  IN N.5! IllerIlliall11.111MIN 1952 Nash-Healey Le Mans Sports Racer IN If the Cobra is a vaguely tamed raging bull, the Nash-Healey is more of a friendly mutt, concocted while under the influence of cocktails out on the bounding seas I Chassis number: A61477 he Nash-Healey marque came about from a chance meeting on an ocean liner in 1949. English sports car designer and builder Donald Healey and Nash-Kelvinator president George Mason began a conversation on the ship one day, which resulted in an understanding that Healey would build a new sports car for Nash using the Ambassador Six engine. Production got underway in late 1950 in Healey's small factory in Warwickshire, England, and the car debuted at the Chicago Auto Show in February 1951. For 1952, Nash-Healey entered and qualified two cars for Le Mans. One dropped out of the race with engine trouble but the second car, carrying racing number 10, finished, acing such marques as Cunningham, Ferrari, Lancia and Aston Martin. Its cumulative mileage for 24 hours was bettered only by two factory prepared and supported MercedesBenz 300SL coupes. This car has been mechanically restored to Le Mans specifications and has had minimal use since. Rarely does a true Le Mans veteran, let alone one that has placed so well, appear on the open market. This unique Nash-Healey is such a car. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $176,000, including buyer's premium, at the RM Monterey auction, August 15-16, 2003. The Allard and Cobra are iconic AngloAmerican hybrids. The Nash-Healey is more of a friendly mutt. The plan formulated on the Queen Elizabeth was that Nash would deliver 3.6-liter straight sixes to England for placement into a Years Produced:  Number Produced:  Original List Price:  SC'M Price Guide:  Tune-up/major service:  Distributor cap:  Chassis #:  outside edge of driver's side (left) engine mount Web site:  Engine #: right side of crankcase toward front Owners club: . Nash-l-lealey Car Club, 530 Edgewood Ave., Trafford PA 15085 none Alternatives:  1948- 1952-1954 Allard J2X, SCM Investment Grade:  widened ladder-frame Healey Silverstone. Production stopped after only some 100 units, but was resumed using bodies from Pininfarina, making the car even more of an international mongrel. This also made the Nash-Healey expensive, what with requiring shipping among three countries. As a loss leader it did little to aid Nash 's survival and Healey wouldn't really make a mark on the American scene until the AustinHealey 100/4 series a few years later Just over 500 Nash-Healeys were built before production—and Nash—ceased in 1954. With an American lump for an engine, placed in a conventional (read: primitive) chassis, the Nash-Healey didn't move off the line particularly well, stopped poorly, wasn't fast, and handled awkwardly. Other than that, it was a fine car The Nash-Healey 's brief Le Mans history was its apogee. A Healeyentered open car finished fourth in 1950 at the hands offuture Le Mans winners Tony Rolt and Duncan Hamilton. A Sport Coupe was sixth the following year The Nash engines were bored out to 4135 cc for the two cars used in the 1952 race. They had teardrop headrests on their open 1952 Allard J2X Lot #85, S/N 2192 Condition: 2- 1956 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica, 1949 - 1950 Jaguar XK 120 roadster C+ bodies, a streamlining innovation that was rare at the time. Our number 10 was constructed from the remnants of a coupe that crashed six weeks earlier in the Mille Miglia. Number 11 was equipped with an experimental engine with hemispherical combustion chambers. Le Mans featured an outstanding lineup offactory entries in 1952, including Mercedes, Jaguar Ferrari, Aston Martin, Talbot, Cunningham, Gordini, and Allard. The slippery and light space-frame 300SL coupes were the favorites. An assortment of Ferraris went blindingly fast before disappearing, not unexpectedly, mostly with broken clutches. Jaguar also used light bodywork, but poor airflow across the steep radiator caused overheating. The Astons suffered rear end problems, a Cunningham crashed, and the brakes of the Gordinis and one of the Allards turned to dust. Two of the Mercedes continued 1-2, calmly lapping at their pre-determined pace. The only remaining challenge came from Talbot, but Pierre Levegh unwisely tried to drive the race solo, missed a shifi in his fatigue, and damaged the engine. With 135 hp churning through a three-speed box with overdrive, our number 10 Nash-Healey purred along unstressed, although number ii departed early with engine problems. Leslie Johnson and Tommy Wisdom steadily rose in the standings. 1950-1954 504 $4,100 N/A $3004400 $20 They may have been 200 kilometers behind the leaders, but they proudly mounted the last spot on the podium. There was no dishonor in standing up against such a show of attrition. This car will indeed be welcome at the Le Mans historic races, and a docile, easy-to-live-with entrant at the popular vintage road rallies. Both Nash and Healey owners revere this mongrel as it was the American marque 's lone venture away from dowdiness and the Warwickshire firm's first toe in U.S. waters. Had it not been for this car's brief affair at Le Mans, it would have been worth just one-quarter to one-third what it brought here. The auction result demonstrates that a Le Mans provenance adds value, even for a lesser-known marque. While everyone and their uncle owns a Porsche or a Ferrari with war wounds from Mulsanne and Arnage, only six Nash-Healeys have scurried about the French countryside. We can guarantee that the new owner is the first on his block to posses one.—Janos Wimpffen (Historic and descriptive information courtesy of RM Auctions)* COMPS RM Auctions; 8/17/2001 Sold at $132,000 SCMID# 23163 1950 Allard 12 Lot #155, S/N 9971571 Condition: 2 RM Auctions: 8/18/2000 Sold at $110,000 SCAI ID#10340 .1- - .-.:-.:-.--er.- :I•• mlimplemove.•-••• ee.


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•• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •• •• •• •• • • Bourgeault, Formula B, one of only 2 survivors, design similar to Lotus 20, recently restored, only 8 easy races, Crowther 180hp Lotus twin cam, Newland Mk IV 6-spd, 2nd owner. $35,000. 707.568.3379. CA Cobra 427 SC by Superperformance, orig NOS dated 427 66 side oiler motor, Edelbrock alum heads, 485 hp, 482 lb ft torque complete dyno runs with car, Trimec 5-spd, solid black, no stripes, optional soft top & safety wired knock-off wheels, chrome roll bar & Nerf bars, ceramic coated headers & pipes, 5,000 mi since new, well sorted & a great driving car. rsinor@geotec.net . $50,000. 918.834.2143 days, 918.274.3682 eves. OK Lola T-200 F-Ford, partially restored, frame #1, many new parts. $7,500. 610.793.0720, 610.207.2380. PA Mustang, 440 hp supercharged Ford engine in Volvo 760 body, a wolf in sheep's clothing, one of 50 built by Ros Converse, featured in Car & Driver June 1997, sister vehicles owned by Paul Newman and David Letterman, over $30,000 invested. edalford@aol.com for details. $12,000 obo. 413.536.3363. MA Sprint car, VSCCA pre-war ultra rare single cam Hal, featured on vintage car calendars, all the best equipment for pavement or dirt, huge inventory of spares. $25,000 for all. 860.434.0277. CT 20 Ford Model T dirt track race car, Model T engine runs a Pontiac crankshaft and rods. Gemsa dohc cylinder head, runs very well, never wrecked, no parts missing. $16,000. 480.946.9040. AZ 52 Bangert Special, tube frame, flathead motor. $12,700. Tim, 618.222.1122. IL 52 Victress sports car, V8, original 50s vintage classic, very, very rare to find in this condition. $15,000. 805.466.1015. CA 53 Victress roadster, built in Hollywood, CA, vintage racing sports car, custom fiberglass body using a 1946 Ford chassis and 59 AB engine, needs restoration, includes 1954 Palm Springs road race plaque. $7,500. Dave, 978.537.9474. MA 62 Porsche, professionally race prepared, Hoosiers, cage, cell, close ratio Newland type, Z-bar, Plexiglas, disc brakes, Fuchs, 1600 cm, two Webers, blue with white stripes. $13,000. 210.410.8909. TX 64 Corvette, SCCA history, 10th in 1964 Road America, 427 ci, roadster/hardtop. all best, fresh, SVRA Medallion. $60,000. 440.289.0867. OH 69 Dodge Coronet 500, street legal, famous Bonneville car, orig big block, 4spd, w/fender tag, vintage/race or ultimate street rod, awards, history, original CA black plates, less engine/trans. $9,500. 805.466.1015. CA 72 TVR, hi-po 302, 5-spd, street legal race car. $10,900. 805.466.1015. CA • • • Race Car Classifieds • • • • • • •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. See page 93 for details. 75 Datsun 280Z, IMSA vintage race car. HSR/SVRA multiple winner, tube chassis, fiberglass body, 300+ horsepower engine, triple Mikunis, billet crank, Cosworth pistons, Carrillo rods, Houseman 4-spd racing trans, best of everything, race ready as GTV or GT-2, sorted, fast and reliable, with extensive spares. pau199rt@wowway.com . $28,500. 586.781.6409. MI 81 GR 3, three time Can Am Series championship winning car, 1982 Al Unser Jr., 1983 Jacques Villeneuve and 1985 Rick Miaskiewicz, all log books, hasn't turned a wheel since 1985, extensive spares package, as race conditioned. rmias@aol.com . $215,000. Rick, 303.783.9115. CO 86 March Indy 86C-9, ex-Rutherford, Moran, Bigelow, fresh paint, show car. $15,900. 636.227.3959. MO 98 Caterham Super 7, DeDion, 1700 crossflow, oil cooler, Quaife LSD, FIA roll bar, 6 pt harnesses, adj rear anti-roll bar, MSD ignition w/adj rev limiter, clam shells, red/polished aluminum, many extras. $34,500. caterham@mindspring.com . 919.363.9385. NC. • • • 1947 Nardi Boby Sport Enrico Nardi, test driver and engineer to Ferrari left in 1947 to build sports cars of his own design. The Boby Sport was the first. Italian race history in the late 1940's, American history in the 1950's. Eligible for all vintage events Recently discovered, needing restoration and offered by Daniel J. Rapley Connecticut USA Tel: 203-778-2601 Email: DanielRapley*aoLcom For more info please visit www.Nardi750.com Phu. court., Giurpu Nada Edotort 4 J.Crme, Vintage Rallies 2004! FORZA AMELIA Amelia Island Concours, Collier Museum & much more! 4 Driving Days — March 14 to 19, 2004 1 975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars $3995 per couple, all inclusive NEW ENGLAND 1000 Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine! 4 Driving Days—May 23 to 28, 2004 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars $3995 per couple, all inclusive New England & Quebec, 2 nights at Chateau Frontenac! 4 Driving Days—October 3 to 8, 2004 Any exotic sports car of any year $3995 per couple, all inclusive FORZA MILLE 4 Driving Days San Antonio & Texas Hill Country! November 7 to 12, 2004 — 1 975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars $3995 per couple, all inclusive TEXAS 1000 Vintage Rallies, Inc. 80 Jackson Hill Road, Sharon, CT 06069 800-645-6069 fax: 860-364-5899 www.vintagerallies.com


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CHRISTIE'S INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CARS 1983 Porsche 911SC/RS(954)GP.B Estimate: € 1 3 5 , 0 0 0 - 1 5 5 , 0 0 0   1950 Abarth 205 'Fischer Green Star' Estimate: €90,000-120,000 Other highlights include: 1911 Bugatti Type 15 1929 Bugatti Type 51, chassis no. 4776 1965 Aston Martin DB5 (left hand drive) 1967 Aston Martin DB6 Volante (left hand drive) Estimate: €170,000-190,000 Estimate: €450,000-550,000 Estimate: €100,000-140,000 Estimate: €150,000-180,000 Exceptional Motor Cars at Retromobile Auction Paris, 14 February 2004 Enquiries Philip Kantor +32 (0)476 879 471 pkantor(&christies.com Consignment Deadline 1 December 2003 Rupert Banner +44 (0)20 7389 2851 rbannerachristies.com Paris Christie's 9, avenue Matignon 75008 Paris Catalogues +33 (0)1 40 76 85 61 www.christies.com


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THIS ISSUE: SCM Experts rate iJi cars 1. 1931 Duesenberg I convertible, $935,000, K/B 2. 1934 Duesenberg Si speedster, $429,000, R 3. 1939 Lincoln Model K V12 convertible, $385,000, R 4. 1932 Duesenberg I limousine, $269,500, IVB 5. 1933 Auburn 12-1614 convertible, S214,500, R 6. 1929 Auburn 8-98 speedster, 5177,100, R 7. 1930 Bugatti Type 44 tourer, S122,100, B 8. 2004 Cadillac XLR Neiman Marcus, $111,100, IVB SALES THIS ISSUE Alu(1,1r no lunge!:  F fields of Hershey are becoming fertile ground for the Bonhams and Kruse auctions. or those of us who live in four-season climes, most of our cars are already cosseted for the winter. Carburetor bowls are dry, fuel stabilizer has been poured in the tanks and trickle chargers attached to batteries. For cars with needs, it's a good time to pull engines for overhauls, replace clutches and attend to brakes. Even better, it's the perfect time to think about what new cars you want to add to your collection. As you'll see from the reports in this issue, plenty of collectors are using this winter season to buy and sell, adjusting their collections now. In this issue, from Hershey to Branson to Albuquerque to Tacoma, you'll read about auction companies trotting out their offerings, and bidders going home with new stuff. On the grand scale, this is the time of year when all eyes turn towards Arizona (with a quick glimpse sideways at the Bonhams Europe all-Ferrari sale in Gstaad). There's no secret as to which auction company will sell the most cars. Barrett-Jackson wears that crown comfortably. And barring unforeseen circumstances, the total of their auction alone should easily surpass that of the combined sales of the Monterey weekend. But in Arizona, each of the other auction companies-Silver, RM, Russo and Steele and Kruse-will be working hard to carve out their share of the weekend. 9. 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, 5104,500, B 10. 1936 Cord 810 Sportsman convertible, S103,880, C Murphy-bodied Duesie comes close to $1m. The big change this year is Kruse moving to the weekend after the B-J and RM sales. We'll be watching to see how it plays out. Buyers and sellers both benefit from the competition between these five hard-driven auction companies. SCM will be at every event, and we look forward to standing with you as the action swirls around us.-K.M.• BY THE NUMBERS Total Soles (in millions) $6.0 -$5.5 - $5.0 $43 $4.0 SO r/ 2000 $13 $1.0 $03 Branson SCM 1-6 Scale  Condition Rutin i :  $2.0 -_77r -' $3.5 $3.0 $25 - • 2001  2002 Kruse/Blackhawk Hershey 1 National concours standard/perfect  2 Very good, club concours, some small flaws  2003 1.1 Bonhams Hershey 3: Average daily driver in decent condition  4: Still a driver but with some a parent flaws  Nearly a giveaway at $105k. Elide Bonhams, Hershey, PA (B)  Collector Car Int., Branson, MO (C)  Kruse/Blackhawk, Hershey, PA (K/B)  RM Auctions, Detroit, MI (R)  p.50 p.65 p.77 p.74 Santiago Auct., Albuquerque, NM (SA)  p.56 Silver Auctions, Tacoma, WA (SI)  5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6. A wretched car on) •ood for arts p.60 scmBest Buys 1. 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, $104,500, B 2.1931 Buick Series 60 coupe, $27,560, C 3.1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, $26,400, B 4. 1952 Packard Mayfair convertible, $16,854, C 5. 1963 Austin-Healey Sprite Mk II, $4,358, SI


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Market Reports  83 Bonhams & Butterfields Hummelstown, Pennsylvania October 10, 2003 Auctioneer:  Number of lots:  Number of lots sold.  Sale rate:  Sale total:  High sale:  '1 Report by Dave Brownell Market opinion in italics 1/4 T his auction had all the portents of a minor disaster in the making. Instead of their usual country club venue at Hershey, Bonhams was forced to set up shop far from the huge swap meet, about two miles away, in a tent fronting a secondary road next to a newly created golf course. The move was due to pressure from the AACA, whose national headquarters are in Hershey. Since the club was having its own three-day auction, conducted by Kruse International in conjuction with Don Williams, Richie Clyne and the Blackhawk Collection at the aptly-named Giant Center on the swap meet grounds, it didn't want no stinking competition from Bonhams or anyone else. Ironically, the Bonhams location was smack-dab across the street from the just-opened AACA Museum. Word has it that this auction location may become Bonhams, permanent eastern venue. As if the location wasn't enough of an issue, several of the consigned cars suffered some fire damage, ranging from severe to light, while being transported to the sale. Visitors to the preview were few and the subsequent crowd at the auction was also thin. You couldn't help but think auctioneer Malcolm Barber would have to pull the proverbial rabbit out of his hat to make this auction work. hams had sold 17 out of 25 cars. Of course, some had been consigned at no reserve. Still, it was a better percentage than many observers had expected before the auction began. The nearly 200 lots of quality automobilia also sold very strongly, demonstrating that you don't need a huge crowd for good auction results, just the right kind of buyers. But he did. At the end of the sale Bon50  ENGLISH #806-1936 ROLLS-ROYCE 25/30 Sa- loon. Body by Mayfair Carriage Co. S/N GUL30. Black RHD. Odo: 41,312 miles. Very well restored and beginning to mellow, Malcolm Barber 25 17 68% $418,453 1930 Bugatti Type 44 Tourer sold for $122,100, including buyer's premium Premium: 15% on first $100,000 of sale price; 10% on each lot over 5100,000 The buyers at this auction were evidently traditionalist collectors, as the older cars and trucks did quite well, but the more modern sports machinery like Corvettes and Jags didn't make the grade. That's not surprising with an Antique Automobile Club of America audience. If the same auction had been held a week before at Carlisle, we might have seen the opposite results. Bonhams - Hummelstown, PA Cond: 1 -. NOT SOLD AT $70,000. DB2/4 Astons are a hard sell even in drop-top guise. High bid, however, simply wasn't enough for this car Low estimate ($85k) would have done it justice. #821 -1963 JAGUAR XICE Series I Roadster. S/N 877947. Red/beige leather. LHD. Sharp car all around with excellent It will be interesting to see what machinations, if any, the AACA devises to make life difficult for Bonhams at Hershey next year. It's rather sad to see this powerful club which, bizarrely, has a prohibition against vintage auto auction advertising in their national magazine, go to such lengths to protect their own auction, which is already highly successful, against all corners. If that kind of thinking prevailed at Pebble Beach or Scottsdale, it would be a much duller business that we cover.—D.B. paint and interior and in fine show-or-go condition. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $38,000. The right car; the right color; is simply worth more. Even the low estimate ($40k) would have been a bargain. We'll see this car again, and it will bring more. #817-1964 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD III FLYING SPUR Saloon. Body by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward. S/N SGT599C. Burgundy/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 24,691 miles. Clean, straight, shiny with good door but with fresh upholstery installed in 20012002. Excellent wood, divider window, nice little goodies like vanity case and roll-down sun visors. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $23,100. Well bought for a nice-looking closed Rolls. While formal looking, it wasn't as funereal in appearance as many of these '30s small-horsepower cars. #820-1956 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 MK H Drophead. Body by Tickford. S/N AM300/1137. White/red leather. LHD. Odo: 56,682 miles. Eight-year old restoration still and panel fit. Very good interior including woodwork. Older repaint still shows well. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $69,000. This well - main- tained, cosmetically sharp "Flying Spurt" sold for a fair figure to both buyer and seller Still, it didn't quite make even the low estimate ($70k). #825-1967 JAGUAR XKE 4.2 Road- ster. SIN 1E13293. Green/biscuit leather. LHD. Odo: 32,487 miles. Sharp car all around. Slight top fit problem, fine interior, looked show-ready. Rare Aston, especially in LHD, and the last of the breed in which W. 0. Bentley had a hand in the engineering. Gentleman's rapid transit with gorgeous interior. good doors and panels, clean engine room. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $34,000. Worth at least low estimate ($34k) and maybe more considering it's a covered headlight car with the big engine and all-synchro gearbox. 1967 was really the last and best year of the pure E-types, due to impending US smog and safety regs. #812-1981 ROLLS-ROYCE CAMARGUETwo-DoorHardtop.BodybyPininfarina. Sports Car Market


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Market Reports  Bonhams - Hummelstown, PA AMERICAN #803-1909 FORD T Touring Car. S/N 9043. Black/black leather. LHD. Odo: 4,019 miles. Late 1960s restoration showing its age. Top needs replacement, rest of car has enough S/N 8CAY142A4BCX03669. Sable/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 25,727 miles. Touched by the transporter fire prior to auction. Discolored trim, smoky windows, smelly interior, but all saveable. Was a very good example before the fire affected it. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $13,800. Bought for little enough money to leave room to correct fire damage. A visitor at the preview did remark that fire would be a fitting fate for all Camargues. FRENCH #818-1924 AMILCAR CC Tourer. S/N 1042. Red/black/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 11,682 km. Shaggy car with crude, possibly homemade, coachwork and fenders. Il " lay approt■ SIM black leather. RHD. Odo: 341 km. Unusua , attractive and very well restored, as attested by wins at Amelia, Greenwich and Pebble Beach Concours. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $79,000. This car could well crack the six-figure mark at a French auction but it a little too petite for most American collectors. ITALIAN #814-1947 FIAT COMPETITION SPIDER Detachable Top Roadster. Body by Castagna. S/N 0039147. Red/black leather. LHD. Swoopy one-off in fine, freshly restored condition throughout. Looks a lot better with hard top removed. Fiat 1100 power. patina to look untouched from 1909. Incorrect sidelamps, fair tires, mileage believed genuine from new. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $29,700. Rare example from first full year of Model T production. Really didn't need much except top to put it back in touring condition. Would be worth another $10,000-15,000 if it had a twolever transmission and/or were an aluminum bodied car. #811-1909 RELIABLE DAYTON TYPE F Surrey. S/N 200. Eng. #904. Black/red/ black leather. RHD. More buggy than car with solid tires, chain drive, two-cylinder engine Wrong upholstery, possibly incorrect top and bows. Lots to fix. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $8,000. High bid was generous enough for a bottom-line Amilcar model that was in need of plenty of work before it looked even close to right. #822-1930 BUGATTI TYPE 44 Tourer. S/N 44676. Eng. #428. Dark blue/deep red. RHD. Odo: 1,361 km. Well-known car among East Coast Bugattistes and in lovely condition throughout. Unusual and attractive Swiss . SOLD AT $88,000. Certainly unusual and good looking in its own special way and probably great fun to drive. The right price? Who knows with a one-off like this. In any event, a cheap enough way for a near-guaranteed entry into the MM Subject of several magazine articles when new. Participated in '47 Mille Miglia. Cond: 1 - #815-1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA Coupe. SN 14899. Red/beige/black leather. LHD. Odo: 72,191 miles. Good doors and panels. Straight body, very clean interior. A/C and electric windows. Appeared slung amidships. Nice brass lamps, body appeared to be brush-painted. OK amateur restoration from many moons ago. SOLD AT $13,250. Rare, unusual curiousity good for the local 4th of July parade but little else. All the money. #807-1910 FULLER K Touring Car. SN 5392. Red/red leather. RHD. Another car coachwork not identified on car or in catalog. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $122,100. High - buck car of the auction. These Type 44 Bugs are pleasant to drive, reasonably quick (80 bhp from a 3-liter SOHC straight 8) and as Bugattis go, not hugely expensive compared to racier models. #816-1935 DELAGE D6-11 Coupe. Body by Brandone of Cannes. S/N 39909. Black/ 52 to be an honest, well-maintained car ready to hit the road and enjoy. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $104,500. On the low end of SCM Price Guide, but that the 2003 Guide, and it needs to be revised upwards. A small bargain here, but the real action in the Daytona market is for very, very nice cars. They are now hitting $150k with some regularity. caught in the transporter fire but escaped with some paint scorching, damaged windshield and minor smoke damage. Previously in good older restored condition. New paint and top Sports Car Market


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Bonhams - Hummelstown, PA  (which was shabby anyway) would help put things right. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $18,150. Sold at no reserve and for much bigger money than high estimate, despite the damage. Chalk it up to the mystery of auctions. #802-1911 BRUSH E Runabout. Eng. #A2150. Green/black leather. LHD. Older restoration, incorrect colors, good brass reserve. Cars from the "nickel era" remain relatively cheap and perhaps always will be because of their in-between status—they're too new for brass car events and not eligible for Classic Car inclusion. lamps, looked ready to show or tour. Cond 3+. SOLD AT $12,100. Ambitious estimates ($18 - $20k), realistic selling price. These are popular little cars for one- and two-cylinder tours. Unique features include wooden front axle, coil spring suspension all around. #810-1917 OLDSMOBILE 37 Touring Car. S/N 156014. Black/blue/black leather. LHD. Odo: 27,832 miles. 1991 restoration just starting downhill but still presentable and drivable car. Very good interior and dash, good top and door fit. Nice, honest old car. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $16,100. Sold at no #804-1918 ONEIDA C Two-Ton Truck. S/N 6003C4. Black/black leather. LHD. Odo: 992 miles. Fresh restoration with little to v)eird on a work vehicle. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $11,275. No-reserve sale at what seemed a very fair price, but who knows for sure? Antique trucks are hard to figure but you couldn't buy and restore one like this for the selling price. fault. Solid tires, chassis built like the Brooklyn Bridge, very nice wooden truck bed, mini- #800-1921 FORD T Center Door Sedan. S/N 5441041. Black/beige cloth. LHD. Restored in 1983 from a sound example. Still shows well, but not a national prize winner by any means. No obvious faults. Cond: 3+. Market Reports mal use since restoration. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $12,100. Sold at no reserve and at a price that surely was less than its acquisition/restoration costs. Very scarce truck built in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Would make a great parade/ publicity vehicle for a business. #808-1919 OLDSMOBILE T 3/4-Ton Pickup. S/N 9509. Black LHD. New oak pickup body and C-cab, good-looking restoration all around, whitewall tires looked a bit 7afiz44ei paw/A:0a 1145 Park Avenue Emeryville, California USA 94608 Phone: (510) 653-7555 . Fax: (510) 653-9754 www.fantasyjunction.com 9,we4tmeite4 Ozeiat aeterea, dew& a#cd die,i ftelautuume e4441 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster. Single owner or past 27 years. 30,000 Km on factory rebuilt steel motor, disc brakes, European headlights, new paint, soft top, carpets, chrome, luggage and partial interior. Beautiful example to both see and drive. S237.500 1936 Auburn 852 Cabriolet Convertible. Cull) restored, CAD Club verified as Categor) 1, twin side mounts, dual ratio rearend, 1st in Class 2000 Grand Classics. Pebble Beach entry in 2001. Easy to drive and highway capable. $89,500. January 2004 1968 Ferrari 365 GTC, sin 11939. Excellent example of one of Ferrari's most competent and potent mad cars. Well sorted, has successfully completed several rallies. Low miles on suspension and distributor rebuilds. Alloy and AC. $118,500. 1960 Lotus Elite Series II, s/n 1503. Fully prepared and equally suitable for both track and tour events. 1200CC Coventry Climax, close ratio ZF gearbox, extra wheels, strengthened rear end mounts. CSRG, USA and SCCA accepted. $37,500. 53


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Market Reports  s•,,. • 501 SOLD AT $8,250. Unusual body style for a T and fairly priced for this piece of rolling Americana. Good for parades and shows. Stay off the expressways. #801-1921 DODGE 30 Sedan. Eng. #643085. Blue/black LHD. Burned out interior, roof gone, some body scorching, running -1.  -  - . , xtb, ■••■•0111111111 rer-• citation needed. Good car cosmetically and a "condensing" type Stanley, which means that it doesn't need water as frequently as earlier Stanleys when on the road. #809-1929 FORD AA 1-Ton Truck. S/N 7A1901749. Black/black vinyl. LHD. Decent older restoration with good-looking wooden condition unknown. An older restoration before the fire hit it. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $1,150. Estimates were formulated pre-fire. Car still looked restorable with plenty of patience and skill. Rare body style. #805-1921 STANLEY STEAMER Touring Car. S/N 21171. Green/black/brown leather. LHD. Older restoration with new boiler installed in 1981. Supposedly not run since, which is not particularly good news as steamers require plenty of TLC in the best of circumstances. Kink in right front fender, otherwise well-preserved car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $35,200. Priced right considering the resus- WANTED AC Bristol, Alfa, Allard, Amilcar, Alta, Bandini, 328 BMW, Bugatti, Cisitalia, Cooper, Dagrada, DB, Delage, Delahaye, DeSanctis, Denzel, Devin, Elva, Ermini, Fiat 8V, Fraser Nash, Giannini, Giaur, GN, Gordini, HRG, Isis, Kieft, Lancia, Lola, Lotus, Moretti GS, Nardi, OSCA, Porsche, Riley, Siata, Taraschi, Tojero, Veritas, Volpini, Wonderer or any similar two or single seat car in any condition. Finder's fee paid gladly. BB One Exports 54 Raymond Milo, le patron  - 323.656-7483 8375 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90069 bbone8v@dslextreme.com fax 323.654.8788 engine. In good "driver" condition and ready to roll. 1-10 four-speed and optional knockoff wheels. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $26,400. Successful bidder got a very decent buy on a very decent Corvette. If you don't insist on a "numbers matching" car you can do very well buying cars like this.• Sports Car Market stake bed. Looked ready to go to work again, or drive to the nearest antique auto meet Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $9,350. Price was on the button for its age, make and condition. Sold at no reserve. #813-1931 FORD A Roadster. S/N A2807454. Beige/black/brown leather. LHD. Odo: 18,227 miles. Mismatched paint on hood heavy duty springs, recent upgrade refurbishment, according to catalog. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $39,000. Interesting anomaly here—same car brought a bid of $60,000 at the Bonhams sale in Brookline, MA in May. Is the market trying to tell the consignor something—such as: you should have taken the $60 grand #826-1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Roadster. S/N 10867S102201. Silver/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 30,690 miles. Dual quads, WonderBar radio, four-speed gearbox, 270-horse tomM• 110 1 Cr VI, ;49, • Bonhams - Hummelstown, PA and doors, lumpy fenders, fair door fit, good interior. Older restoration that needs some upgrades to put right. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $13,800. Selling price a bit high considering the obvious faults. Low estimate ($10k) would have been more like it. Sold at no reserve. #824-1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Roadster. S/N 1086S106099. Red/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 96,161 miles. RPO 354 engine option, 315 hp fuelie, four-speed gearbox, i■•■•■ , engine not detailed, fair replating in some areas, dented left fender trim. Came with factory hardtop. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. Needed a little freshening to make low estimate of $47k. Overall, not a bad car, but the details hurt it. #823-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STING RAY Coupe. Silver/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 70,920 miles. OK paint, OK interior, clean engine bay, new battery, later 327/350


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Market Reports  antiago Santiago Sports and Classics Albuquerque, New Mexico October 11, 2003 Auctioneers.  Total number of automotive lots.  Total number of automotive lots sold.  Sale rate:  Sale total:  Hioh sale.  James Dyess and James Richie 111 51 46% 5497,495 #248, 1957 Chevrolet Coivette sold for S44,100, including buyer's premium Premium: 5% (Included in prices of sold lots.) Report by Stephen Siegel Market opinions in italics R ocky Santiago managed to pull off a decent sale in his first foray into Albuquerque. It was held during the last weekend of the internationally renowned Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, and the hundreds of hot-air balloons soaring in front of the Sandia Mountains added to the festive feel of the weekend. Rocky's team was still consigning cars ENGLISH #250A 1952 BENTLEY MARK VI - Coupe. S/N B201TO. Garnet over gray/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 35,522 miles. Car card condition commensurate with age: cracks at engine bay, touch-up above rear emblem and passenger side headlight. Cracking weatherstripping at windshield. Hole in top rear of driver's window. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $37,500. Rare twin-grille "D" model, 1 of 248 built. Original New Mexico car, a very nice-looking driver. High bid was at least $10,000 off what this car should have brought. Nicely patinated older restorations can be very appealing. #251 1971 MERCEDES BENZ 280SE - as the auction got underway, and attendance at his event was certainly aided by the extra number of people in town for the Fiesta. One hundred eleven cars ranging from hot rods to muscle were offered, and 51, a decent 46% , The weather was gorgeous. It may have officially been fall, but the temperatures were still summer-like. Unfortunately, the auction was inside a fluorescent-lit, airconditioned, warehouse-like room in the Convention Center, with only the open garage door at the end of the room offering a glimpse of what we were missing outside. While the crowd was sizable, they seemed happier to sit on their paddles than to raise them to bid. Among the high-dollar cars that didn't change hands were a 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta with only delivery miles that ran to a high bid of $235,000, a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray in spectacular condition that topped out at $48,000, a rare 1962 Porsche 356B twingrille roadster that was bid to $37,500 and a 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 cabriolet that only managed $45,000 before bidding petered out. of them sold. said, "Under restoration, outside completed." Panel fit off at hood above grille, missing paint on rear fender, cracked windshield. Tinted windows. Interior a mess: cracked seats with stuffing coming out, tattered sunroof. New brakes. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $10,500. If the outside was completed, why was there a hole where the driver 's side rearview mirror should have been? Owners were looking for $ 13k, but much work still has to be done to make this a smart purchase. Little upside here. SPRITE Convertible. S/N AN5L18920. Gray. LHD. Odo: 34,711 miles. Complete nutand-bolt restoration, upgraded throughout. #224 1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY BUGEYE - passenger-side of trunk. Shiny, spotty front bumper on driver's side with some overspray. Wood missing on left front dash, leather tight and a bit dry. "Ice-cold A/C," new top, original miles. Dirty undercarriage. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. 1 of 1,232 built. Nice restoration that seems to run well. High bid was at least $15,000 shy. Perfect 3.5s can bring nearly $100,000, but this was just a driver, and who has fantasies about a $45,000 car with missing dash wood? #270 1985 MERCEDES BENZ 380SL - On the plus side of the ledger were a 1956 Chevrolet Be! Air sedan in very attractive colors that went for $21,000, a 1950 Ford F-7 fire truck with low mileage (of course, they all have low miles, don't they, given how they are used) that will 56  Riley rear end, 1275-cc engine, ribcage transmission, 1-1/2 inch SU carbs, period Les Leston woodrim steering wheel. Panel fit off on passenger side in front of door, pitting to chrome, mirrors. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $12,500. Owner was very proud of the restoration, with a full page of details typed up and - Convertible. S/N WBBBA45C0FA019956. Charcoal gray/tan pinstripes/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 103,337 miles. Both tops, fit off on hard top. Always garaged. A/C new in 2002, ps, pw, alarm, AM/FM cassette, cover. Water-marked hood, touched-in chip above headlight, discoloration on trunk. Chrome scratched on trunk. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $10,500. A nice driver Spam Car Market - 3.5 Cabriolet. S/N 11102712000937. Gold/ light brown leather. LHD. Odo: 78,820 miles. Panel fit and paint condition good, crack at Santiago Collector Car Auctions-Albuquerque, NM provide a lot of fun to its new owner for just $1,785 and a very nicely done 1957 Chevrolet Corvette that brought $44,100. Overall, Santiago has to be pleased with the outcome of this inaugural event. The crowd seemed to enjoy itself, which means they're likely to come back for more. Let's hope his staff was busy collecting e-mail addresses, so that he can start building the local contact list necessary to grow this event. Now if he could just move the auction outside, he'd really be onto something. I wonder if Rocky's ever considered having an all-balloon sale?—S.S. handed out. He would've let it go for $1,000 more, which would've been about right. GERMAN #246-1962 PORSCHE 356B Twin-Grille Roadster. S/N 89780. Creme/brown vinyl. LHD. Odo: 5,006 miles. New engine. Stress cracks at driver's side windshield base. Paint


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Santiago Collector Car Auctions-Albuquerque, NM  terials. Ruf wheels/body kit, supercharged, steel body. Maintenance records. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $21,000. Could have been cleaned up a bit more; why leave the Armor All bottle in the rear seat and dead bugs on the windshield? An okay starter for someone wanting his first Porsche, but not confidenceinspiring presentation. Fair enough bid. ITALIAN Ran to a high bid of $8,000 on the block, then sold post-block. At the sale price, a good deal for both the buyer and the seller #85-1985 PORSCHE 911 Slantnose Targa. S/N WPOEB091XFS160170. Red/ black leather. LHD. Odo: 71,182 miles. Polish mark by gas tank, scratched door handles, swirl marks to paint—looks good from 10 feet. Driver's lower door carpet fraying, pocket falling off. Seal on top is two different ma- fit off at engine bay. Some scratches on stainless-steel top, big chip above driver's-side front tire. Needs new carpets. Seats, door panels have been painted. Comp harnesses, new headers and stainless exhaust, bare metal repaint. Owned by SCM'er. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $21,000. Not a spectacular example, but a decent driver that was worth books and records. Sold new in Milan. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $235,000. Number 242 of 448 built. Prices of this "no-longer-in-the-flavor-of-the-month" Ferrari continue to slide. This bid wasn 't unfairly low for a Euro car but it may have been at the auction more as window dressing than actually for sale. AMERICAN #219-1950 FORD F-7 Fire truck. Body by Young Fire. S/N 98EQ32281. Yellow/black. Proudly offering the world's finest collector vehicle tires and wheels since 1958. #287-1974 MASERATI BORA Coupe. Body by Giugiaro. SIN AM117494S680. Red/ camel leather. LHD. Odo: 33,161 miles. Panel Market Reports more than anyone was willing to bid here. New motor was just over 3,000 miles old, and the owner wanted to move it; could've been a good buy for under $30k. #257-2001 FERRARI 550 BARCHET- TA. S/N HMR4359868. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 2 miles. 485-hp V12, six-speed. Delivery miles only on a spotless, brand-new car. Optional helmets, car cover, seat cover, all Coker Tire 1317 Chestnut Street Chattanooga, TN 1-800-251-6336 www.coker.com 37402 January 2004 57


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Market Reports  Santiago Collector Car Auctions-Albuquerque, NM A sad car; and not even one with potential to be turned around. Maybe could be turned into an interesting beer cooler for a rec room. #300-1956  CADILLAC  SEDAN DE VILLE. S/N 5662130947. Eng. #5662130947. Turquoise/green. LHD. Odo: 60,121 miles. Power everything. Engine, tranny rebuilt 6,000 miles ago. New paint 16 years LHD. Odo: 999 miles. Rust on running boards and back, with plenty of chipping. Repaint on doors, old logo still visible. Paint chipped on side gauges. Large scratch on driver's side below hose, hazy glass. Pump and hose reels, wood ladder, fire extinguisher, helmets, boots. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $1,785. In pretty decent condition, considering it was once a working truck. Looks like good fun, even if the owner 's wife did want him to get rid of it. At this price, the buyer only needs to drive it in a couple of parades to get his money's worth. #276-1956 CHEVROLET BEL AIR Se- dan. S/N VC56L039672. Crème yellow/ black/black, yellow. LHD. Odo: 32,310 miles. 283-c.i. V8, automatic. Paint shiny and spotless, trunk clean with upright spare inside. only noticeable close up. Chip on passenger side rear of back door, front of fin. Touch-up at rear emblem. Dirty front grille, spotted/ scratched rear bumper. Plastic seat covers. All documentation, A/C, wide whitewalls. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $7,600. Low original miles, described on the car card as 'fully loaded to the max." Apparently, that didn't sufficiently impress anyone in the crowd The right buyer will pay up to $15k for an honest car like this—but please, clean the grille. #311-1961 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS Coupe. S/N 11837S197951. Red with white stripe/red and blue fabric, white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 33,117 miles. 348-c.i. V8, auto. Scuff mark on trunk, some dark marks on top. ago, still decent except for scratch on passenger-side top. Reupholstered in period fabric. Bad discoloration, tearing on driver's door. Original title, manual. A/C not cold. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $6,300. Aside from somewhat out-of-place gold-plated emblems, a pretty nice single-owner Caddy. Bought new in 1956 and only driven in New Mexico. Buyer got a good deal. #293-1960 CHEVROLET IMPALA Se- dan. S/N 01839S300244. White with gold spear/gold. LHD. Odo: 80,423 miles. Dent on top of driver's door, badly pitted front trim, chipped rearview mirrors. Scratched, pitted passenger-side spear. Torn, cracked rear Dent in front of passenger door on trim. Tattered seats, Navajo blanket on front seat possibly covering sins? Chunk ripped out of driver's seat back. Kenwood stereo. A/C, ps, pb. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $21,000. Fuzzy dice hanging from mirror were a nice touch. One of 312 made, would be a good candidate for restoration if bought at the right price. As is, nice from about 50 feet. Bid was fair #250-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STING RAY Coupe. S/N 1943765116381. Nassau blue/white. LHD. Odo: 71,008 miles. Wide whitewalls, ps, pb. Chip on dash, deteriorating rubber on rear driver's door seal. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $21,000. Less valuable four-door, but very nice and stylish color combo made this one of the best buys of auction. Easy to take your friends along as well. #294-1956 NASH Coupe. S/N E15487. Turquoise/blue, white. LHD. Odo: 59,683 miles. Rust on front bumper. Orange peel, fading to trunk, chips all around, big ' deck, some rust and stain on dash. Delaminating passenger window, scratched windshield, some rust under grille. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $1,984. Car card proclaimed, "Speaks for itself" Perhaps the owner should have spoken for it rather than letting it speak for itself considering its none-too-great condition. Still, for under $2,000, no harm done. #274-1961 CADILLAC SERIES 60 Se- dan. S/N 61K070291. Beige/beige. LHD. Odo: 17,398 miles. Light scratches to paint 427-c.i., 390-hp V8, 4-speed. Frame-off restoration, 200 miles since. Factory A/C, numbers matching with bill of sale from original owner to prove it. Everything nice and as-new. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $48,000. A spectacular car in all respects. Bid came close, but the owner wanted top dollar for this pristine example and probably should have gotten another $10,000. scratch touched-in with (non-matching) blue paint on hood. Chrome dirty and scuffed. Torn carpet, scratched seat inserts, rust on steering column. Cracked whitewalls. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $2,950. No reserve, and for good reason. 58  #298-1968 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER Coupe. S/N RM21H8G203603. Pea green/black. LHD. Odo: 121,621 miles. 383c.i. V8, auto. Panel fit off on trunk and driver's door. Water mark on hood, chip on driver's door and passenger door handle. Some pitting to windshield, scratches to windows. Cracked, sticky rear deck. Clean, musty-smelling inte- Sports Car Market


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Santiago Collector Car Auctions-Albuquerque, NM  nor. 90% restored. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $10,500. A decent, if somewhat drab-looking, example. No major faults and clean overall; would have been a nice way to get in a classic muscle car and have some fun. Not enough money here, though. Since '68s are the most popular RRs, try $15k instead. #229-1969 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE YENKO CLONE Coupe. S/N 136379K423915. Maroon with black stripes/ scratches on close inspection. Small scratches to rearview mirrors, spots to windshield. Spotless engine bay. AAR Cuda decals, Goodyear to hood, some scratches on driver's side window. All options, leather still smells new. Full warranty. Chrome alloys, Pirelli PZero tires. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $41,000. Fastest production vehicle in 2002, cost over $70,000 new. Not a huge following, and car will never appreciate. Still, bid was light by at least $5,000.* Upgrading to SCM GOLD may cause your keyboard to sizzle. WARNING: Dear Car Collector, Your Gold Password is scm0123 Volume 3, Number 18 Mecum Auctions will hold its first auction in Augusta, GA. It will be held near the Augusta National Golf Club on the weekend of the Masters Golf Tournament, April 11-12. The auction features a 1927 Bentley 4.5 Liter Vanden Plas Tourer, a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible , a 1963 Chevrolet , Corvette, and a 2001 Lamborghini Diablo. For more information  mecumauctions.com As an SCM GOLD member you will receive exclusive e-mails giving you near-instant auction results. Sign up today and start getting the inside information you need, sent so fast it may cause your computer to smoke like a two-stroke Saab! www.sportscarmarket.com Modena (l3"-l7'  Turbo (14"18')  Napoli (15" & 17")  Roma (14"-17")  Milano (14"-17') Phone 713-849-2400 Fax 713-849-2401 13601 FM 529, Suite I Houston, TX 77041 www.reori.inaIs.com January 2004 59 ~20/• Ancona (14 7") 014 (1618') Polar /15"-19"; Alfa 156 (15"-16") Alloy sport wheels in sizes from 13" to 19". Priced from $160 to $380. Seven new styles available. Visit our website for complete list of sizes and prices. www.reoriginals.com WHEELS FOR ALFA ROMEO Available For Most Any Alfa Bolt Pattern black vinyl. LHD. Odor 100,421 miles. 427c.i. V8, 4-speed. Hazy/scratched rear bumper, trim coming off above rear driver's side window. Panel fit off at passenger side door. Clean, spotless interior. Shiny American Racing Equipment wheels, Cooper Cobra Radial G/Ts. Frame-off restoration. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $19,500. Engine produced a good, throaty rumble that made everyone in the room turn and look. That said, this was just a clone, not the real thing, and the high bid should've been enough. #309-1970 PLYMOUTH 'CUDA Coupe. S/N BS23J0B294110. Yellow with black/ black vinyl. LID. Odo: 83,759 miles. 340 six-pack V8, auto. Paint good, some spots and Market Reports Eagle GTII tires. New transmission. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $33,200. 1 of 1,500 made, with original miles. A very nice and attractive car that will bring more than the bid here, maybe as much as $10k more if you get the right MoPar guys in the room. #260-2002 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN S281E Roadster. S/N 1FAFP45XX2F136774. Red/black. LHD. Odor 1,990 miles. 281-c.i. 425-hp supercharged V8. Slight scratching TZ-1/SZ Alfa 105/115 Cromodora GTA Lt. Wt. Version z„. Plus (18"-18") Fl (14"-19") Fusion (16-17') (16"-1/ ) Alfa 147 (16')


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Market Reports  ual transmission and showing 34,743 miles on its odometer (not announced as "actual" so add a "1" in front of those miles) sold for just $5,880. Silver Auctions Tacoma, Washington September 13,2003 Auctioneers:  Number of automotive lots. Number of automotive lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sale total:  High sale:  Mitch Silver, Bob Graham 115 46  39% $320,013 #106, Minotti-bodied, 1934 Ford street rod, three-window coupe sold for $36,488 including buyer's premium Premium: 5% (included in price of sold lots) Report by Terry Parkhurst Market opinions in italics T his auction had some pretty stiff competition as it was held the same day as the new Kirkland Concours d'Elegarice. The perfect, sunny weather encouraged car lovers to be outside, rather than inside at the Dome. Further, the auction was held in one of the smaller rooms at the Tacoma Dome as another group had booked the main hall. This meant that the cars had to be shuffled around as the auction progressed, creating a little confusion. Nonetheless, there was an interesting selection of machinery on hand. Some well put-together street rods sold for much less than they might have achieved at the preceding month's Hot August Nights auction in Reno, showing that going to an auction on a sunny day, when the guys who might have bid against you are somewhere else, can yield some good deals. The best deal of the auction was a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air hardtop equipped with a later, incorrect, 327-cid V8. Everything else about this car appeared correct and the selling price of $19,005 was as good as the car. The buyer, Phil Parkhurst (no relation to this reporter), was the same fellow who sold a 1957 Chevrolet series 210, highly modified and well restored, for a commanding $126,000 at Hot August Nights. He said that he might do some more modifications to this car, his goal being to make it a top seller at the '04 Hot August Nights. Corvettes were, as a class, the best buys. A 1989 Corvette with just 36,174 miles and two owners sold for $11,760. A less desirable 1976 Corvette, with a four-speed man- 60  A 1940 Packard Super 8 four-door sedan complete with dual side mounts bid to $33,500, just $500 short of its announced reserve. A solid condition 2, there just weren't enough bidders at this auction interested in pre-World War II cars. On the other end of the spectrum, a 2003 BMW Mini-Cooper "S" tricked out with 16-inch alloys and all kind of options including a two-language navigation system, brought a lot of attention. It sold for $25,830, retail money. on a ground-up restoration bid to $9,750 against a reserve set at $10,000. It was entered by Mark Young of Portland, Oregon's, Chev Connection. Mark knows a good car when he sees it—Chevy or not. The Triumph had people swarming all over it, but to paraphrase rock singer Rod Stewart, a wink is not as good as a nod to a horse that can see. A 1973 Triumph TR-6 with 500 miles Mitch put on his typically good show, and while not an earthshaking event by any means, by the end of the day 46 cars had gone from one garage to another.—T.R ENGLISH #31 -1954 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-4 BN2 Roadster. S/N 1B205009. Green/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 31,972 miles. Folding windscreen and Le Mans style (louvered) hood. Mile- ground-up restoration. Spotless engine bay. Redone interior. Soft top only. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $9,750. Michelotti styling and throaty straight 6-cylinder engine make the TR-6 popular and getting more so. This car got close to reserve but seller knew what he had and refused to drop the reserve. Coupe. SN WMWRE33493TD61450. Yellow with black/black leather. LHD. Odo: 6,400 miles. Two-tone paint and almost every option including: 17" wheels with runflat package; Xenon lamps; navigation system with vocal prompt in two languages; #42-2003 BMW MINI COOPER S Silver Auctions -Tacoma, WA not as popular at the moment as the earlier "Bugeye" Sprites, it is likely that these cars will increase in value a bit. Relatively easy to work on, with Moss Motors spares (and others), they represent now what they did when new: cheap fun. #32-1973 TRIUMPH TR-6 Roadster. S/N CF5062U. Maroon/red and black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 77,306 miles. 500 miles since a age showing on odometer may in fact mean 131,972. Nonetheless, body is straight with no visible rust. Interior, likely redone, is in good shape. Engine sounds good, no blow-by or smoke. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $13,500. Austin-Healeys have been climbing the past few years, due to their stylish looks and sturdy mechanicals. This car might be able to achieve an easy $5,000 more. #48-1963 AUSTIN-HEALEY SPRITE MK H Roadster. S/N HANZL25886. Offwhite/red vinyl with white piping. LHD. Odo: 32,023 miles. Soft top (only) with side curtains. Paint looks a little weak but body panel fit is good. Interior looks like a Moss Motors kit but is decent and looks only slightly used. Engine compartment is clean, no visible oil leaks. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $4,358. While AM/FM/CD sound system; and "panaramic" roof. Still under factory warranty. Cond: SOLD AT $25,830. Full-retail price for a car that probably has another six months before it starts to really depreciate. Probably the most successful of all the current "retromobiles." GERMAN #28-1964 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Five-window coupe. S/N 586906. White/red Sports Car Market


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Winter Collector Car Auction At the 26TH Annual NCRS Winter Meet Mecum in Orlando 2004 Chevs&Vettes January 23-24, 2004 At Old Town in Kissimmee, Florida Open to All Corvettes and Chevrolets [Enter your car early for prime selling position Featuring: 1962 Corvette Fuel Injection Big Brake Bloomington Gold Certified COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONEER; www.mecumauction.com MECUM ABM A IA E R IC A* 1967 L-88 $640,000 Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers • 950 Greenlee • Marengo, Illinois 60152  815-568-8888 Mecum Knows Corvettes 1963 Z-06 I $240,000 1963 Styling Car _...,••■•■•■••■- Notable Corvette Sales* in 2003 *These prices include buyer's premium paid to auction company. $256,0 Lines, Inc 1954/55 Provin Grounds Vette  1969 L-88 $160,000


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Market Reports  glossy. But the interior shows use; driver's seat separating. Engine bay is very dirty but no oil leaks apparent. Engine sounds all right but who knows when last tuned—no records. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,600. 308s are bargain basement Ferraris—many were made and the prices are good. The early models can cost a lot to set straight. The bidding on this car reflected the fact that it was the proverbial "pig in a poke" with no known history. velour. LHD. Odo: 75,000 miles. Some pitting on the chrome door handles; chrome on bumpers is good. No rust within the headlights. Redone, incorrect interior. Engine runs well, seems to have had a recent tune-up. Body straight with running boards in fine shape. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $3,045. This particular car was reportedly owned for years by the same owner Its appearance testified to that. Price was below market on vintage Beetles. Early '60s Beetles lacked interesting styling touches—split rear window—of '50s cars. #26-1975 PORSCHE 911S Coupe. S/N 9115202213. Red/brown leather. LHD. Odo: 137,000 miles. Interior dirty, shows use. Door dings on sides and some rust bubbles visible JAPANESE #14-1992 SUBARU SVX Coupe. S/N JF1CX3533NH102260. Purple/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 168,276 miles. Complete with antilock braking system and sunroof; also all- Silver Auctions -Tacoma, WA black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 1,934 miles. Minotti fiberglass replica body. TCI frame. Very good fit and finish. Cond: 2. SOLD FOR $36,488. Could have been assembled by a local shop or possibly the seller Very well done and thorough—inside, outside and engine bay spotless. #57-1936 FORD 68 Two-Door, Five-Window Coupe. S/N C18Z12843. Royal blue/ black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 143,748 miles. Steel body with fiberglass fenders, both in good wheel drive. Car looks well taken care of despite high miles. Paint is very good and so is the interior. No dings. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $3,150. Offered only with an automatic, the SVX never quite caught on with enthusiasts, despite styling by Giorgio Giugiaro (who is credited with the unique, window within a window feature). Fair price, hope the tranny holds up. AMERICAN through paint on the hood. Engine sounds all right; no oil blow-by visible. Sunroof and correct 2.7 liter engine. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $4,830. Bought well below the price range of most market guides. The mid- '70s 911s are cars whose maintenance costs can far outweigh market value. If rust did not extend to the pan of this car, there was room to pay for those costs. ITALIAN #10120-1980 FERRARI 308 GTS Twodoor Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N FFAA02AEA0032967. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 74,694 miles. Body in average condition: no major dings and paint still #92-1927 FORD T Two-Door Sedan (street rod with trailer). S/N 0R42148. Metallic red/red velvet brocade. LHD. Odo: 25,400 miles. Matching trailer made from the shape. Paint does credit to the body. Mustang II front clip (discs, IFS) and 9-inch Ford rearend. Builder unknown—possibly the seller. Overall, a good combination of the right parts and decent fabrication. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $26,250. Fords from the '30s are valued for • their nice looks. So a "resto-rod" that maintains the same look as a stock Ford, while improving the driveability, is likely a solid investment—at least as long as there are Hot August Nights to sell it at. #47-1956 CHEVROLET BEL AIR Twodoor Convertible. S/N VC56J071329. Turquoise and white/turquoise and white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 6,325 miles. Power-Pack options on engine, backed by Powerglide two-speed rear portion of a '27 T sedan. Matches the car also in level of work: good paint finish and interior materials. No major detailing done; just a nice drivable street rod. Engine sounds healthy and capable. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $22,000. While the trailer increases the usability of this street rod, rodding enthusiasts seem to prefer the little streamlined trailers that look like a '40s or '50s two-person unit. The right person has to be in the room for this to sell for big money. WV 62 #106-1934  Ford  Three-Window Coupe. S/N 18105408. Candy apple red/ automatic. Also, power brakes and top. Restored by B&T Restorations in Sparks, Nevada. Paint and interior good, but the top looked original, dirty and in need of renewal. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $41,000. Mid - '50s Chevrolet convertibles usually bring mid $40s in average shape. This car had all the right options but needed a bit more detailing. Look for it at a future Silver event. Sports Car Market


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Silver Auctions -Tacoma, WA  #37-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR Twodoor Hardtop. S/N VC57B231859. Orange/ orange-and-white brocade. LHD. Odo: 70,338 miles. Auto, 327 V8. Car looks as if mileage Market Reports is original. Paint, fit and finish very good. Engine is, of course, not original to car, but installation was well handled and engine compartment is very clean. Interior looks redone to original specifications. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $19,005. Mid-'50s Chevrolets are perhaps at the peak of their popularity. Engine swaps are allowed by the market, as long as they are Chevrolet products and the body remains original. #59-1963 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS Two-door Hardtop. S/N 31847L237971. Black/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 92,000 miles. Hardened valve seats installed in engine so it can run unleaded. Engine backed up with Posi-trac and 4.11 rear-end gears. Body very straight and paint looks no older 65 + Cars In Inventory Buying. Trading and Consigning American Classics, Eurosports. Rolls/Bentley and Collection Liquidations. Always Buying. Web: Vintagemotorssarasota.com 1957 Jaguar Xkl40MC 111. 1962 Jaguar SI E-Type Roadster Opal Burgundy/Bisquit Stunning nut & bolt restoration 576,500 1956 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKII Drophead Olde English White/Red/Black canvas top restored 599.500 1466 Jaguar E-Type Roadster Red / new black leather interior / top Motor Numbers match S46,500 1996 Ferrari 355 Spyder Red/Tan 32K miles 30K Miles service performed $89,000 January 2004  Tempero is proud to create hand-crafted reproductions of many of the world's most famous sports and racing cars. Our cars are based on the manufacturer's original designs, and are built to each customer's individual specifications. They have been upgraded to reflect modern requirements of safety and performance. Each car is lovingly and skillfully constructed from sheet aluminum using the time-honored methods employed by reputable coach building companies. Classics start at $130,000. Temper° has also custom-built these 1950-1960 racing classics 3 XKSS In Production Short Nose D-Type C Type Lightweight E-Type X113 Lister Costin 63 XKSS Frame-off restoration Matching numbers 565,000 VtNTAGE MOTORS ' EXCLUSIVE FACTORY AGENT OF V p MAT,43.Xsi -or -t•  r I ', • I : FROM START TO FINISN- .1bY. DAILY E31 • v' I Pt  Long NosioD-Type. DBR2 t , e 6:4 :11 . nr- SARASOTA INC Web: Vintagemotorssarasota.com M C.) T 0 fR S than five years—if that. Interior appears redone in correct materials. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. The 409 cubic-inch V8 has the distinction of being the only auto engine with a song about it. The best investments are cars with matching numbers. It was not known if this car had that, which may have been why it did not hit the reserve. #73-1966 FORD MUSTANG Hardtop. S/N 6R07C161821. Light yellow/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 205,852 miles. 289 V8, auto. Paint thin with some rust visible on various parts of the body. Interior is okay, has the "Pony" embossed sections on front seats. Engine bay dirty. Front disc brakes and power steering. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $4,830. The 1966 Mustang changed only in small details from the previous '64 1/2 and '65. Many Mustangs were made, so without good detailing and attention to body work, you get only this kind of money. Possible upside here with some elbow grease. #33-1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO Coupe. S/N 123377L156445. Black with white stripes/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 88,897 miles. 4-speed, 305 V8. Immaculate engine bay with chrome valve covers, new hoses and correct color paint on block. Body is straight and paint appears to have clear coat on top. 2836 N Tamiami Trail. Sarasota, FL 34234, USA Phone: 941-355-6500 Fax: 941-359-0810 sales(/' temperocars.com


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Market Reports Mileage "unknown" and may be 188K but the car's appearance shows good maintenance. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $15,015. Early Camaros are very strong. Finding a well-done car without innumerable modifications is the key. This was very reasonable for what looked like a nice car #55-1968 SHELBY MUSTANG GT 500 Fastback Coupe. SN 8TO2S1300860. Reddish-orange/brown leather. LHD. Odo: 45,684 miles. Reportedly all numbers Silver Auctions -Tacoma, WA Rod. S/N 1D41771C0L0. Yellow with blue accents LHD. Odo: 221 miles. Custom-built #83-1995 FORD "33 FORD" Street SEs out of 74,376 total. By 1975, only one V8 was available with 185 hp output. Plenty of money offered for an unloved model. #78-1989 CHEVROLET CORVETTE T-Top Coupe. S/N 1G 1YY218XK5117207. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 36,174 miles. Automatic, two-owner car but showing some wear, despite low miles. The leather is cracked matched. Brown leather interior looks redone. Paint in good shape and all other items looked correct. Brought to this auction by a Canadian buyer and seller of all things Shelby. SOLD AT $55,000. The market remains good for Shelby Mustangs of all years. Fair enough price here. #56-1972 DODGE CHARGER Hard- top. S/N WL21G2A112248. Orange/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 44,492 miles. 360 V8, 727 automatic. Paint has some orange and the panel fit is not the best. Engine compartment is dirty. However, the wheels are in good shape and there are no dings or scratches to the paint. SOLD AT $11,760. C4 Corvettes are very affordable and, save for the '84, generally good, drivable cars. The market for them is soft and likely will continue that way. Not as expensive as the mid- '70s Corvettes, and far better cars. All the money here. peel. Chrome door handles slightly pitted. Interior vinyl is all right. Engine bay clean. Car sits a bit oddly, may need new shocks. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $6,510. The 1968 - #23-1994 CHEVROLET CAMARO TTop Coupe. S/N 2G1FP22S8R2132220. White/black leather. LHD. Odo: 142,573 miles. Power windows and disc brakes, along with 16-inch alloy wheels. Paint in very good 70 Char- gers are considered far more desirable due to their styling. In 1970, Coronet, Charger and Polara/Monaco all received large "loop" bumper/grilles. Horsepower also came down. This car is interesting historically but no great investment. #89-1974 DODGE CHARGER SE BROUGHAM (WP 29) Hardtop. S/N WP29H4A252987. Red with black stripes/ black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 76,174 miles. A particularly clean car whose paint and trim might have been renewed. Interior looks little used and has no rips or tears. Matching numbers engine, has power steering, brakes and a sunroof. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $7,250. By 1974, the Charger concept was endangered by the first oil embargo. 36,399 Chargers were 64 condition and body the same—no dings. Panels match well. Interior has no rips or tears. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $4,305. The Camaro changed its looks in 1993 and essentially kept the same look until its demise in 2002. The best investments are Z-28 models. With manual transmission and reasonable power, this car will be fun to own, but no investment. laid fiberglass. Tilt front end with removable hardtop. Frame is 1949 Dodge business coupe boxed for strength. Front suspension is a '49 Dodge, modified to be independent. Rear suspension is from a '69 Chevy half-ton truck. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $13,500. Total investment of materials and labor for this car reported as $139,500. Had won 11 first place trophies at 13 local car shows. Therefore reserve didn 't seem unreasonable, but finding the right buyer is always difficult, especially at a regional event.• body, material undisclosed, likely steel. Aluminum cylinder heads on engine. Custom paint, several colors. Turbo 350 automatic. Fit and finish very good. Low, racing style windscreen for "dry lakes" look. 221 miles are "actual." Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $52,000. Even well-built street rods such as this need the right audience. The reserve was not disclosed but obviously the owner was interested in recouping more of his costs. #63-2001 HOME BUILT "RENEGADE" Street Rod. S/N WA98205939. Medium blue with orange/grey cloth. LHD. Odo: 3,428 miles. Custom-designed with hand- UP Next Month Silver Auctions, Portland, OR Bonhams, Nurburgring, DE H&H, Buxton, UK Sports Car Market


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Collector Cars International - Branson, MO  Collector Cars International Branson, Missouri October 17-19, 2003 Auctioneer:  Number of automotive lots:  Number of automotive lots sold:  Sale rate:  Sale total:  High sale:  zak4 im and Kathy Cox's Collector Cars International Branson Fall auction was a success, despite their new landlord refusing to let them use Sunday for their auction. CCI dug in and held what was to be a three-thy sale in just two days, Friday and Saturday. While the overall numbers were less than those of last year, I would call the auction a solid success. J Report by Dave Kinney Market opinions in italics Mark Gellman and Spooky Assiter 241 138 57% $2,401,324 1936 Cord Sportsman 810 convertible sold for S103,880, including buyer's premium Premium: 60/u correctly, formerly well-known acts exist. While the facility at Tn-Lakes has served the auction well, many of the attendees of the October event noticed the recent lack of ongoing maintenance to the facility. It is a very big move for a small auction company, but one that Jim Cox is confident will pay off. Branson, as you might expect, is heavy on American cars and American classics, but, many interesting European cars found their way to the block. Among them, a very nice 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III BJ8 that went home with a new owner for a reasonable (post-Monterey, at least) $43,195. Shopping for a 1970 VW Beetle? A very incorrect, yet still cute two-toned example brought $4,770. Someone was in a big-spending mood and landed a nice 1936 Cord 810 Sportsman for $103,880, the top sale. But you could have owned a 1987 Buick Grand National, a car with "stories," for a reasonable $8,162. Despite a heavy rain the night before the sale, weather improved for both days of the event; shirtsleeve weather and sunny skies prevailed. leather and carpets, recent carb repairs (no surprise there!), some flaws to paintwork, gas tank has some weak paint. Fenders, doors and hood good but some waviness. Recently from Texas (has license plates that expired in 1994). Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $19,000. New England "T" register plaque on dash. Very cool badge bar stocked with badges. Replacement motor has brass type XPAG badge on the block itself—neat stuff Fiberglass rear fenders no help. Fair bid. "It's one-stop shopping for the auction attendees," Cox stated. "Bidders can stay at a first-class facility, join in the auction and have a meal without leaving the premises. We strive to end the auction early each evening so our guests can spend some time attending a show or going to restaurants." Since Branson bills itself as the live music capital of the nation, the choice of seeing any number of well-known, or more The problems with the venue revolve around the sale of the Mel Tillis Theater to the Assemblies of God Church. The theater is now operated as the Tr-Lakes Center, and CCI made the decision to stay with the venue, welcomed, at least at first by the new owners. But church politics have now worked their way into the equation, and the conflict with the 200-member-strong congregation has led to a parting of the ways. Faced with the likelihood of continued conflicts, CCI has made a big adjustment in operations. At a party held the Thursday night before the sale, Jim Cox announced a change in venue starting with the sale in April 2004. Future events will be held in the convention center at Missouri's only AAA Four Diamond resort, The Chateau on the Lake. The contrast between the two halls is great: The Tr-Lakes Center is a theater-style, stand-alone facility, while the Chateau is a high-rise hotel, with a great hall attached. January 2004 Without a dram of liquor involved on my part, I purchased Lot #128, a 1969 MGB GT ($5,936, all in). Having previously owned an MGC convertible, one would think this is a step down-market in the MG world. However I have long desired a solid and complete example of a car my sources tell me drives better than the roadster version, and, in my opinion, is a handsome and (potentially, at least) useable classic. After the red mist settles, I will let you know if I've been brilliant or a bonehead, or something in between.—D.K. #171-1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MK III BJ8 PHASE 2 Roadster. S/N HBJ8L34187. Eng. #29KRUH/8841. White/ #181 Market Reports ENGLISH 1946 MG TC Roadster. S/N TC1499. Eng. #XPAG B77303. Black/ red leather. RHD. Odo: 5,820 miles. Fresh - CLASSIC SHOWCASE The Jaguar Specialists "Offering a fine selection of European Vehicles" Order our FREE quarterly E-Newsletter! Jaguar Club News. Classic Car Features Upcoming Events - News and information you can use! C I. S S 1 C Visit us online at www.classicshowcase.com Sales 760.747 3188 Buying/Restoration 760.747 9947 Fax 760 747 4021 Preview by appointment please. management@classicshowcase.com s "1"W ' AS ' • • 65 Mtv—Ac!


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Market Reports  red leather. LHD. Odo: 65,221 miles. Body #79037. Gold level certificate, A-H concours registry, June 27, 2003. Has Heritage certificate, 1965 build date, was black exterior. No radio. Good as any A-H I've seen at any sale this year, would have been of note even at the Monterey auctions. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $43,195. Very good to excellent all the way through. Will this one show up at a left coast auction with fresh lipstick, seeking a new home there? I won't be surprised if that ends up to the case. A bargain by Monterey standards, real-world money everywhere else. #103-1967 MGB Roadster. S/N GHN3L115563. White/black leather. LHD. Odo: 39,384 miles. Looks to have been an amateur restoration, good at first glance with problems underneath. Fresh bumpers, motor Collector Cars International - Branson, MO you both broke and busy for many seasons to come. Bid was well over full retail for such a poor example. 1989 JAGUAR XJS Coupe. S/N SAJNA5843KC149674. Black/red leather. LHD. Odo: 62,790 miles. No reserve. Nardi #121 - watch cars passing you?) Interior is quite tidy, carpets fresh. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $3,200. A decent car but with no flash or sparkle. Bad B GTs abound starting at just about free; excellent examples can make it into the teens. Bid price here was fair, perhaps a tad cheap. #29-1979  MGB  Roadster.  S/N GHN5UL497956G. Orange/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 55,210 miles. A first for me, a fully restored rubber bumper MOB. Not correct but very nice with twin electric fans, black wood wheel added. Plenty of cracks to console wood, leather is faded and dry. Original Jag AM/FM cassette, uncracked dash. Good paint, some age-related flaws, rust bubble on leading edge of driver fender. Good trim, chrome good. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $6,360. It tough to build a case for ownership on a 15-year-old Jag coupe. They look good, but costs to buy and maintain a convertible are only slightly higher. Price paid was fair; the next question is, have you put the Jag repair shop onto your speed dial? #26-1989 BENTLEY MULSANNE S was dressed and detailed, some fresh stain from upper radiator hose. Evidence of rot near windshield in dog legs of both quarter panels. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $9,500. Recent $10,000 in receipts. A good driver, no national show potential short of a body transplant (which, with a Heritage body shell, is a possibility...) Just not worth any more than the bid with this many problems: the rust is scary stuff for good reason. #128-1969 MGB GT Coupe. S/N GH04U160793G. Old English white/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 79,551 miles. Excellent paint looks to be of a recent vintage, fully detailed Sedan. S/N SCB2S02B1KCX27233. White/ tan leather. LHD. Odo: 42,439 miles. Miles claimed original, No argument here. Good painted block, smaller diameter wood steering wheel. Claimed frame-off (tough on a unibody car), lacking the details to make it a #1 car. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $9,540. A rubber bumper MGB sold for close to $10,000 and the world, as far as I know, did not come to an end. Long scorned (and with good reason) as a less-than-beautiful front end treatment, the shine appeal of the resto overcame the nasty bumpers. #51-1979 LOTUS ESPRIT S4 Coupe. SN 790601885. Black/tan and black cloth and leather. LHD. Odo: 37,998 miles. Shiny paint, paintwork, chrome very good except on the alloy wheels, as the aftermarket chrome is peeling. Interior shows wear not unusual for miles. Underhood clean. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. The Mulsanne S has many of the exterior cues from the Turbo R of the same time frame, including the painted body-color grille and twin headlight treatment. Great cars—not expensive, but expensive to maintain. Fair enough bid. FRENCH engine bay, fresh carpets in clean and complete interior. AM/FM radio, good glass, most chrome is very good, rear bumper is weak with scratches. Clean underneath, exhaust appears fresh. SOLD AT $5,936. The B GT is arguably a better car than its drop-top brother; but the roadsters will always bring more dough. A very appealing example—so appealing that I wound up bidding and buying it. Can I get away with saying, "No harm done"? #12-1971 MGB GT Coupe. SN GHD5UB2236309. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 96,728 miles. AM/FM cassette. Quite nice paint, very good chrome. Single outside mirror mounted on the passenger fender (there to 66  #135-1958 CITROEN 2CV Coupe. S/N 1040197. Grey/blue and grey striped cloth. LHD. Odo: 72,611 miles. Very good paint that's the good bit, now the rest: Smelly interior is worn and faded. Front bumper covered with duct tape, rear bumper is foam only. Dash pulled away from vents, cloth on header bar is paper thin where still in place. Cond: 5+. NOT SOLD AT $7,100. Just in time for winter, a running project car that can keep Sports Car Market


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Collector Car 13oat Insurance USAPPRAISAL  ORit F APPRAISA Putnam L ‘ng Present the 7th Annual SCM Insider's Seminar at Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ MAKING CENTS OF YOUR HOBBY How to Buy Right So You Can Sell Right Three-day seminar • January 22-24, 2004 • 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day. - Keith's style of pointing out his own mistakes is refreshing and a departure from the big egos found in this hobby." —Bill Bryan. Orlando. FL Don't be left out! For three mornings, you will be in an intimate group of enthusiasts like yourself, where your questions will be candidly and honestly answered. How to spot the good buys and turn away from the bad ones. fihat are the hidden signs that a car is afright pig? What !s better—a restored car or an original one, and why? How much should you budget Jr work AFTER you buy your car? lifiat is an uneven restoration? How to spot good panel fits. 'that are the hallmarks of a first-rate restoration? And much more ... Each day. after the multimedia presentations and Q & A sessions, you'll break into small groups, each led by an SCAI analyst. NEW this year, all participants will have their own wireless headsets so that they can clearly hear what their analyst is saying as they examine cars. You'll spend at least an hour each day going over cars that are coming up for auction, in detail. You'll have forms exactly like the ones that SCM analysts use when THEY examine cars, and learn how they fill them out. The Seminar includes: three Multimedia presentations by SCill Editor • ,,, CATEST www.bair ØU • - i  • Ar•-•,ar — "The people are always the reason for my being here— great knowledge and great fun." —Tom lnnes, Scottsdale. AZ and Publisher Keith Martin and other experts; three SOU analyst-led field walks through the cars up for auction, with a chance to ask questions about condition and how it affects value; a thorough review of the auction process—for buyers. from registering to bid to shipping your new car home, and for sellers, from consigning your car to collecting your cash. There will also be a feature presentation by the SCM Legal Files contributor, John Draneas, entitled "Collectible Cars and the Law." Register Today! Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. The price of the three-day seminar for subscribers is S325 for one or $595 for two (non-subscribers, S400/S750). For those not registered to bid at the auction, four-day passes are available for just $40 (a 50% discount). Tuition is refundable, less a $50 processing fee, if requested prior to January I, 2004. To lock in your reservation, send in the form below or use our online order form at www.sportscannarket.com . For more information, contact David Slama at 503.261.0555 ext. 206, e-mail david.slama@sportscannarket.com . -ASSI SPACE IS LIMITED! DEADLINE - JANUARY 15, 2004 (Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Don't be left out!) Name  (If registering for more than one person, please place additional details on separate sheet.) Address City State Best Phone E-mail Fax Zip  Signature Send this form to SCM Scottsdale Seminar P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292 Fax 503.253.2234; Phone 503.261.0555 x206; e-mail: david.slama@sportscarmarket.com Payment in Full Required 0 Enclosed is my check made out to Sports Car Market 0 Charge my VISA/MC  Total Amount $  Card # Exp. Date


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Market Reports  with some orange peel, chrome is weak, pitted in some places. Seat covering is new, door panels are not and show scarring and age. Full rollback sunroof has one split seam. Mold stains inside cloth of sunroof. Michelin tires. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $6,700. Includes about 12 French window stickers and a Paris parking permit on the windows—nifty stuff I thought this would have been a high enough bid to let this go; the owner thought otherwise. GERMAN 1965 PORSCHE 356C Coupe. S/N 218016. Red/red and white. LHD. Odo: 49,538 miles. Twin grilles, very good chrome, "unusual" two-toned interior, no further comment needed. No radio, fully detailed motor. #254 - brown leather. LHD. Odo: 199,645 miles. No reserve. Sunroof, smoked-tint glass, chrome wheel lip moldings. Chips in front end, balance of paint dull. Driver's leather appears good, passenger seat has cracks. Most trim is dull, black trim now gray. Large amounts of both white and blue smoke. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $4,664. I 'm scared, and you should be too. A #1 condition car with this equipment and, say, 1/3 the miles is a $12,000 car Take this car at $4.51c, add a minimum of $ 10k worth of restoration and repairs—voila! You end up with a $6,500 car No deal here. ITALIAN Scratched rear window glass. Windshield rubber has silicone repair, some repaint work to right front fender, now three-toned in that area. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $23,000. Just a driver with pretty good paint for those who don't know the difference. Not a high enough bid for the owner. It will be tough to get much more, as the higher the price, the pickier the buyer And this is not a car that stands "picky" very well. Coupe. SN 1102326493. Red and tan/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 16,469 miles. No reserve. #123 1970 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE - 1979 FERRARI 400A Coupe. S/N SIOICL27971. Silver/black leather. LHD. Odo: 49,661 miles. Auto. Dual air. Pioneer AM/FM CD. Interior appears original, front #237 - chrome. Excellent leather, complete interior is in great shape, shows minimal wear. Gauges clean and unclouded, yet with slight yellowing. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $103,880. The final bid landed just where! expected it to fall, and as a well-advertised no reserve car it should have. By now, anyone who has read more than a few issues of SCM knows the drill—buy someone else's well-sorted older restoration and just drive it. leather is dry but might come back with treatment. Wood in console is good but has one dime-sized flub. Dash binnacle stitching is a little rough, vinyl pulled back in one area. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $20,000. Paintwork good, one stress crack and some thick paint on cowl area. Has tool roll, sheepskin seat covers. There are lots of 400 automatics currently up for grabs, so choose the best one offered that you can afford Decent car, bid right on the money. AMERICAN Sony AM/FM, replacement vintage style VDO gauges and Auto Meter tach, Flat4 brand roof rack, Portawall instant whitewalls on Dunlop radials. Non-original two tone for "cutes", most rubber gaskets failing, paint and chrome are both quite good. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $4,770. Paint could stand some color sanding or buffing to make good into very good. Front right turn signal cracked, rear lights have blue dots. Cracked dash pad. They never looked this way in the 70's, they do now —go figure. A good buy, not a great bargain. #132 1988 MERCEDES BENZ 300 CE Coupe. S/N WDBEA50DXJA947809. White/ - - 68  1931 BUICK SERIES 60 Coupe. S/N 2680034. Butterscotch and Hack 'brown #169 - the chrome trim is weak. Very clean, well appointed interior. BF Goodrich wide whitewall tires appear fresh. Not a show car, but a very respectable driver with quite a bit of potential. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $16,854. Really a lot of car for the money. It's no Caribbean for style and flair but it's short money for any 1950s full-sized convertible. A column-shifi threespeed is no help on any car here it seems like a throwback. Very good buy, well done. #63 1953 CHRYSLER WINDSOR Coupe. SN 70127014. Cream yellow/red and - Sports Car Market #154-1952 PACKARD MAYFAIR Convertible. S/N 25792620. Red/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 63,776 miles. No reserve. Excellent paint, major chrome is excellent, some of Collector Cars International - Branson, MO broadcloth. LHD. Odo: 31,793 miles. Rumble seat, cloth top with landau, cowl lights. Claimed three owners and original miles. 1995 AACA senior first winner. Excellent paint, first-rate chrome, beautiful interior well done. Hand pinstriping beautifully done. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $27,560. Great history, great colors. Even if you have no interest in pre-war cars, this one was an eye catcher for both the quality of the restoration and the presentation. Sold at much less the cost of a restoration, a very good buy. #145 1936 CORD 810 SPORTSMAN - Convertible. S/N 2505F. Black/black leather. LHD. Odo: 22,747 miles. No reserve. Was national first prize winner. Excellent paint and


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Collector Cars International - Branson, MO  Market Reports very little wear since. Seller claims miles are original. Utah car, painted in correct colors, all original style materials used in restoration. Underhood better than new, a very appealing Corvette. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $74,200. The lesson here seems to be, "Bring a great car to Branson, get great money for it." Well turned out and nicely presented, this second year Corvette did as well as it might of at a tony catalog auction. The seller, an SCM subscriber, left happy. yellow vinyl. LHD. Odo: 51,580 miles. Very good fresh paint. Needs some light buffing to be excellent. Interior is very crisp, not original style but handsome. Tinted glass all around. Window rubbers are dry and cracked in places. Very nice presentation. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $11,554. 1 would dare say that few would go to an auction looking for a 1953 Chrysler coupe, but a car this sweet would be a nice prize to bring home anyway. Over book value, but!'!! cal/it well bought. #148-1954 MERCURY MONTEREY Convertible. S/N 54LM30775M. White over orange/white and red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 18,539 miles. No reserve car. Very well done restoration, now with some age. Excellent chrome and paint, rubber gaskets have been replaced and are holding up well. Good glass, interior shows only minor wear. Tires appear to be fresh, Coker Classic. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $40,280. Very appealing car with plenty of 1950s flash without going over the top. Another case where using a value guide as your only source would have left you without the car—these tend to top out in the low $30 's in most. Good deal all around here. #161-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N E545002804. Polo white/ red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 45,169 miles. Very correct, all original style restoration showing #147-1955 FORD CROWN VICTORIA Hardtop. S/N M5DW206198. White over red/red and white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 1,913 miles. No reserve. Aftermarket air conditioning, continental kit. A good quality but not fully professional restoration. Good paint, good chrome, very good interior. Stainless trim was polished, yet was poorly painted freehand. Tinted glass all around. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $23,320. Aftermarket deep tint 1967 Austin-Healey BJ8 Mark Ill: ONLY 39,800 miles ; two owner car ; completely restored in 1995/96 ; always garaged kept ; five time 1st place winner!!! $48,500 OToRd tig Since 1979 9848 Southwest Freeway Houston, TX 713-541-2281 fax 713-541-2286 kand_kgswbell.net 1968 Shelby GT350: VIN#8T02J12679000335 ; power steering with tilt wheel ; power disc brakes ; factory a/c ; 4 speed ; completely restored. $45,900 963 1/2 Ford Galaxie 500XL Fastback: 460 1968 Maserati Mistral Coupe: RARE 4 litre with factory a/c ; beautiful Frua body; NEW paint & leather ; engine just rebuilt! $34,900 January 2004 2003 Ford Thunderbird "007" James Bond Special Edition: 8,300 miles ; special trim package ; 5-speed selectronic automatic transmission ; CD player ; traction control. $38,500 V8 ; aluminum heads ; hi-rise intake; 800CFM Edelbrock carb; MSD ignition ; 500HP ; 4-speed ; hydraulic clutch ; less than 100 miles on restoration. $27,500 69


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Market Reports  glass to the rear I'll opt for a 1956 Ford over a 1955 any day, first and foremost for the 12volt electrics (many have been converted). This sold at a "no surprise" price, right where it was expected to be. #146-1956 CHEVROLET BEL AIR Coupe. S/N 55B201995. Red and white/red and tan vinyl and cloth. LHD. No reserve. Aftermarket but recent style "Antique Air" AT $11,660. Full console has some pitting on chrome. Great driver/cruiser material here. This option combo would be rare on a car built 5 years later—on a '64 it has to be one of a handful left. Above the book value, yet worth the bid Great equipment can do that. #247-1964 STUDEBAICER AVANTI R-1 Coupe. SIN R5204. White/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 99,054 miles. Power steering, power brakes, roll up windows. So-so paint work on air conditioning. Continental kit. Excellent paint, most chrome is good or better. Original style interior shows well. Michelin tires, period style seat belts. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $29,680. I'll call this no harm done, but the price guides say this is quite expensive for the condition. Late-model air conditioning systems do not add as much value to a '50s car as an original system, even if they do cool much more effectively. #149-1959 FORD GALAXIE SKYLINER Retractable. S/N B9KW183910. Light blue over dark blue/blue and white vinyl and cloth. LHD. Odo: 5,471 miles. No reserve. Power brakes, windows, hang-on Ford body with poor masking, some bodywork issues to the front. Very original interior with replaced carpets, added speakers to rear parcel shelf. Some chrome has pitting and scratches. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $12,500. Factory air conditioned Just about the end of the line pricewise for these options and this condition. Very nice supercharged examples can crack $30,000; bad plain-Janes still go wanting for less than $10,000. ible. S/N 6F08C301761. Gold/parchment vinyl. LHD. Odor 68,929 miles. No reserve. Aftermarket air conditioning and console with vinyl trim. GT lights, power steering, power brand air conditioner unit. Ultra cool outside rear view mirror/spotlight combination. Good or better paint, excellent chrome. Original interior has clean plastic seat covers, still looks fresh underneath. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $30,740. Balance of interior is quite good A healthy car—all the vital signs read well. This was a major good buy here—another $5 or $8 thousand wouldn't have surprised This car has everything you want: options, colors, condition. #134-1964 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE MALIBU SS Coupe. S/N 45837L15902. Gold/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 23,258 miles. Factory four-speed with factory air conditioning, quite rare and desirable combination. Chrome trim is all there and complete, but some shows overspray from current medium quality respray. Mostly original interior, wear to seats, carpets are incorrect. Cond: 3. SOLD 70  #140-1966 FORD MUSTANG Convert- claimed correct block. Very good interior with lots of fresh bits. Excellent paint and chrome. Underhood detailed, but shows some surface rust. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $38,690. A restoration, yes, but lacking in some areas. Why go this far and leave the inside of the glovebox dirty and discolored? The real surprise was the price achieved—#1 money for a car that only made #2 status by the skin of its teeth. ible. S/N 7H36C205373. Metallic green/green vinyl. LHD. Odo: 6,361 miles. Power top, factory air conditioning, AM/FM radio. Interior 11.1,11111,11."11r" ,-. -  #17-1967 FORD FAIFtLANE Convert- Collector Cars International - Branson, MO #192-1967 PONTIAC GTO Convert- ible. S/N 677K141159. Red/parchment vinyl. LHD. Odor 54,158 miles. Photos of restoration included with car, appears to be a "frame on" job. Power steering, brakes and top. Motor not crisp, but looks good, new carpets needed. Excellent paint, chrome is good or better throughout. A driver, looks great from 10 feet. A no-nonsense convertible—fun nonetheless. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,540. 1 doubt ff many of these once common cars still exist, and fewer still with A/C and automatic. Sale price was $3,000 higher than I mentally fixed it before the sale, yet makes sense upon reflection. #153-1968 AMC AMX Fastback. S/N A9M397X263303. Red with white stripes/ black vinyl and blue cloth. LHD. Odo: 29,247 miles. No reserve. Cloth bucket seats with top but no power brakes. Paint has some flaws (minor flip-flop, pin-size bubbles), no harm for a driver or local show contender, which is what this is. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $20,140. Lose the tacky afiermarket console, learn to live with the rest. Someone thought a bit more of this car than I did. I like the colors as well as the equipment. However, I would have waited for a better example and paid a premium for it. headrests, small diameter steering wheel— both non-original. Edelbrock air cleaner, Sports Car Market


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Market Reports  valve covers and Accel ignition also aftermarket. Decent paint, good chrome trim. Windshield scratched—too many passes with dry blades. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,568. Fresh Dunlop tires on very clean wheels. Just a few too many "performance" bits on this one for my taste. Auction owner Jim Cox says it's lightning fast and fun to drive—it looks like the market is warming up for this once-forgotten orphan. #143-1969 SHELBY GT500 Fastback. S/N 9F02R482339. White with blue stripes/ white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 20,823 miles. No reserve sale. Hood fit is a bit off with gaps too. —  4141111/P - 'A. I 1,. 11-4. mirrors, front and rear spoiler. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $30,740. Very appealing overall. Clean but not detailed underneath. Some say it 's as fast as a Shelby of the same year, and currently priced at 40 to 50 percent off Shelby levels. Will never have the panache of a GT 350 or 500, but for price it's worth considering. #163-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS Hardtop. S/N 136370R260962. Red/ black. LHD. Odo: 72,434 miles. Power steering, brakes, tinted glass, windshield antenna. showing more than the usual space, chrome trim to front of hood is loose. Most chrome is good, some has scratches. Paintwork good, stripe on side is lighter in the rear than on the door and fender. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $49,290. Sold Las Vegas 2000, $30,210. Sold here one year ago for $43,050. Original interior shows just okay. Very close to cracking the magic $50,000 mark. Why doesn't anyone want to keep this car? Plenty of money, nicer ones out there for the same or less. #139-1969 SHELBY GT 350 Fastback. S/N 9F02M480692. Burgundy/white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 25,333 miles. No reserve. Auto. Air conditioned, power steering and brakes. No reserve. Air conditioned, power steering, brakes and top console. Very clean interior, dash pad still good, possibly replaced. Pitting to door handles, small tear at base of top. Plastic rear window is clean, incorrect style. Decent paint and chrome. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,296. A good quality driver and a good "starter" collectible—parts are available at decent prices, and the entire car is less than complicated throughout. Fords (and other cars) of the 1970s are becoming collectible— something some said would never happen. #30-1974 CADILLAC ELDORADO Convertible. S/N GL6754Q436272. Light green/white leather with green trim. LHD. Odo: 65,844 miles. Great colors for those who Collector Cars International - Branson, MO Excellent paint and chrome, interior is very clean and complete. Very clean underhood, excellent presentation. Recent full restoration. All correct chalk/crayon marks throughout. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $29,500. I would tend to agree with the owner here—just not enough money to let it go to a new garage. It would be a tough slog to get another $10,000 out of it, but you could build a case for perhaps $5,000 more without too much difficulty. #122-1973 FORD MUSTANG Coupe. S/N 3F0IL192201. White/saddle vinyl. LHD. Odo: 94,709 miles. No reserve. Amazingly still has the annoying "Key in car, door open" Excellent paint, interior is very clean, not crisp but shows well. Very good chrome, trim work excellent, front edge of hood trim sticks out 1/8 inch too far. Underhood immaculately detailed. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $44,520. My choice for the Shelby to have bid on this weekend—I'll take a nice '69 GT 350 over a not-as-nice GT 500 any day. Great colors, A/C and PS insures you may even use it. A pretender to the throne? Not at all, more like a crown prince. #141-1970 FORD MUSTANG MACH I Fastback. S/N OT05R116305. Dark blue/ black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 33,841 miles. No reserve car. Very nice paint, great chrome. Full console wood graining. In good shape except for a crack in the Rim-blow steering wheel. Factory 8-track has Creedence Clearwater Revival tape in it—a nice touch. Twin 72  wish to be noticed and remembered. Parade boot, AM/FM, full power. Fresh leather to front seats, rear is good but shows some use. Very complete, paint is fair. Good chrome. Steering wheel has three splits. Underhood is dingy. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $8,162. Somehow making a green dashboard and carpets look like they belong among the white leather; this Eldo would make a great beach car if either coast were closer On a per-pound basis, a bargain, in real life an okay buy. Coupe. S/N 1237J5S425852. Bright yellow/ tan vinyl. LHD. No reserve. Claimed fresh motor and front-end rebuild. Fresh paint. #126-1975 CHEVROLET CORVETTE buzzer. A "value leader" low options special with roll-up windows, two gauges (gas and speedo) and the balance warning lights. Power steering. Underhood detailed nicely. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $4,240. Excellent paint over some poor gaps and uninspired bodywork. The final year of the "Big" Mustang—the forgettable Mustang II hit the streets in 1974. A tad pricey here, but a great car for the teenager in the house—big, slow and no real back seat. #22-1973 FORD MUSTANG Convert- ible. S/N 3F03H141430. Baby blue with black stripes/blue vinyl. LHD. Odo: 2,667 miles. Very poor interior with trashed dash pad, poor door panels, faded seats and carpets. Trunk rack, Goodrich radial T/A's. Paint has lots of flaws, drips and a few prep problems. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $7,420. Had the paintwork been of a better quality, this car would have repre- Sports Car Marker


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Collector Cars International - Branson, MO sented a good buy—the interior bits are widely available and not a tough job to replace. With paint flaws. the upside is limited and this 'Vette becomes just about fully priced. #130-1979 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Coupe. S/N 1Z87495423638. Black/red leather. LHD. Odo: 2,914 miles. One owner, miles claimed original. Garaged since 1980, miles. No reserve. Power windows, steering, brakes and seats. Alpine AM/FM CD, TA 49 Turbo Hooker exhaust, 12" brakes, ultra chip allowing increase or decrease in turbo boost spark advance. Clean interior, paint is good. Some chips to front end. Good chrome. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,162. Sold with what seller claims is an insurance title; says car has theft history but not accident history. Claimed dynos at "close to 400 hp." A no-excuses, lowmiles example could top $20,000. With this history and miles, a cheap way to have fun. #127-1988 FORD MUSTANG Convert- ible. S/N 1FABP45E4JF302900. White/white vinyl with red trim. LHD. Odo: 99,919 miles No reserve. Air conditioning, power steering some interior wear, seat foam collapsing with age. Large chips on driver's headlight door, deep stain from possibly brake fluid on driver's fender and part of hood. Right fender has paint-work. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,840. With one owner status, the miles do seem possible in this case. Reshaping this car could be a $3k to $6k exercise, unless you do it yourself The upside is limited by newer models with low miles available in the marketplace, and then needed paintwork. #52-1979 LINCOLN VERSAILLES Sedan. S/N 9W84F665391. Black/red leather. LHD. Odo: 84,299 miles. No reserve. Very good paint, excellent chrome. Original seats brakes and windows. AM/FM cassette. Power top appears recently replaced. Lots of the "blackout" trim is faded. Plenty of bug and stone chips to front end indicate at least part of the miles were at speed. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $5,512. Headlights, front turn signals have fade, standing water inside, one lens cracked, poor fit to drivers door Lots of dings in paint. Right at retail money for a #2 car, I think no reserve fever is the proper diagnosis here. #11 1989 CHEVROLET CORVETTE - Convertible. S/N 1G1443189K5116314. White/grey leather. LHD. Odo: 117,494 miles. Air conditioning, power windows, power seats, mirrors. Pioneer AM/FM CD have two small splits in the leather. Soiled carpets. Original radio was replaced with AM/FM CD unit. A survivor. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $3,180. The Versailles was an up-market Granada, which was a mid-market Ford. Cheap enough, this car could be used for backup transportation full time and AACA shows part time. That's right; it's now 25 years old. #124-1987 BUICK GRAND NATIONAL Coupe. S/N 1G4GJI1771{P427140. Black/ black and gray cloth. LHD. Odo: 50,414 player. Top is recent replacement, as are seat covers. Good paint, trim is complete with very little fade. Well detailed, could pass for an example with 1/3 the miles. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $9,540. Both buyer and seller should have left the auction happy with this deal—the price achieved would have been damn near impossible with an online auction as the miles alone would have scared the bidders. See, feel, touch, smell, sell.• January 2004 ... G RE GOR F IS KEN Fine Historic Automobiles Situated in a Kensington Mews, internationally famous for old cars, we are proud to offer a varied selection of historic automobiles. Our prices are keenly competitive in today's market and we are always interested in buying, part exchanging or selling on clients' behalf cars similar to those below. Please write, phone, fax or e-mail with requirements. G R. E G (3 R. u'ISKFN . ryour 0 .1) 1953 Frazer Nash le Mans MK II This competition specification Le Mans MK 11 Frazer Nash is one of only eight of these successful sports racers made. Chassis number 421/200/181 was supplied new to its first ownerj. 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Market Reports  RM AUCTIONS INC. RM Auctions Detroit, MI September 19-21, 2003 Auctioneers:  Sale total:  31 IU.  Hig h Rod Egan and John Kruse Number of automotive lots:  Number of automotive lots sold:  Sale rate:  7 37 37 100% $2,854,335 VVV7, 1934 Duesenberg Si Boottail Speedster sold for $429,000 including buyer's premium Premium: 10% (included in price of sold lots) Report by Carl Bomstead Market opinions in italics ichard Kughn is the consummate collector of just about anything related to transportation. He stated in his opening remarks prior to Sunday's auction session that he was simply down-sizing his substantial collections. He mentioned he was retaining about 40 collector cars and still had a large model train layout at his home. He did not rule out future acquisitions but was firm in stating that the collections would no longer be growing. R This was the second in a series of three auctions that RM will be conducting to help bring the Kughn collection to a manageable level. The first took place about a year ago and was strictly automobiles. The third, which will take place about the time you are reading this, will consist of the inventory of Madison Hardware, a very large dealer in Lionel Trains which Kughn purchased. This auction, the second in the series, was, however, the most comprehensive. It was presented by RM in a two day auction with a three book catalog, which cost $150, with one book covering the trains, another the automobilia, and the third the automobiles. AMERICAN TAIL Speedster. S/N 2972035. Green/black. LHD. Odo: 26,927 miles. Al Leamy-designed speedster body created a sensation when new, #3020-1929 AUBURN 8 98 BOAT- were bargains as there are at most any auction, but overall the prices were strong and the Kughns had to have to been happy with the financial results. RM, which did a wonderful job promoting and conducting the auction, also must have been pleased with the outcome. The buyers as well came out on top as they had an opportunity to bid on some of the most rare and desirable items to cross the block in a long time. Winners all.—C.B. RM Auctions-Detroit, MI 863 miles. This speedster has been rebodied on several occasions and was once owned by both Bill Harrah and Rick Carroll. Ultimately rebodied in its current configuration while in the possession of Raymond Lutgert. It is accepted by the CCCA and ACD. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $429,000. Deciphering iterations of body and engine changes are complicated here. The net of it is that the engine, J134, was originally in a LeBaron Convertible Berline and the chassis is of unknown origin. The design is not admired by all so a bunch of money and lots of question marks. Sedan. SIN 1148H. White/black leather. LHD. Odo: 1,600 miles. Non-supercharged, restored in the late '70s and covered just 1,600 attracting buyers to the Auburn showroom. Signs of light use, a CCCA National 1st Place winner. Complete with Trippe lights and running board spot light. SOLD AT $177,100. This was the feature car of the auction and had been part of the Kughn collection since 1979. Auburns offered an exceptional value in their day and current prices continue to escalate. Rumored to be joining a prominent left coast collection. ible. S/N 2148H. Light gray/gray. LHD. Odo: 136 miles. This is an exceptional example of a very desirable 12-cylinder Auburn, equipped #3037-1933 AUBURN 12-161A Convert#3033-1935 AUBURN 851 PHAETON miles since. It has received numerous awards from the CCCA and ACD and has been maintained in excellent overall condition. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $74,800. A wonderful tour car for traveling comfortably at highway speeds. The car shows few signs of age with only some minor paint flaws. The Trippes, however, need to go as they add nothing to the appearance. One of the better buys of the sale. #3040-1939 LINCOLN MODEL K V12 Formal Convertible. Body by LeBaron. S/N K9552. Royal Maroon/blue broadcloth. LHD. Odo: 3,403 miles. The Royal tour car for King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip There was some question expressed, prior to the auction, if the overall magnitude of the train and automobilia collections would have a negative effect on prices. But when it was all said and done, that was not the case. On Saturday the train guys, some in engineer hats and full garb, were spending money at a rate that was difficult for us car guys to understand. Of course, those train guys that stuck around for the car-related collectibles thought we were all a little wacky. There 74  with a two-speed Columbia rear end. Restored to the highest of standards. Awarded Premier status by the CCCA and a National 1st Place in 1998. Used sparingly since. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $214,500. This has to be close to a record price for a 12-cylinder convertible sedan as excellent examples more frequently sell in the sub $170,000 range. A few of the trim items were improperly done but all-inall a spectacular car that hopefully will be driven. #3034-1934 DUESENBERG SJ BOATTAIL Speedster. Body by Walton Body Shop. S/N J134. Cream/carmel. LHD. Odo: and Queen Elizabeth II in North America. Once owned by the Ford Motor Company, displayed at the Henry Ford Museum. It was acquired by the Kughns at the museum auction in '85. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $385,000. This car has history and originality. First stop should be the Preservation Class at next year 's Pebble. This is an example of a time-warp car that sold well beyond any price guide figures but Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions-Detroit, MI  that irrelevant since you will never find comparable one. #3035-1942 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL Coupe. S/N H133424. Hunter Green/tan broadcloth. LHD. Odo: 42,875 miles. A new design in 1942. Except for the grill and hood ornament styling continued after the war. This example has been completely restored and displays in better than new condition. It has received numerous awards from the AACA and the CCA. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $42,900. This near perfect example, while selling for well below the estimates, brought strong money. The V12 engine, i f restored properly, offers comfortable touring. There were a few questions regarding the liberal use of gold plating. Fair price. #3018-1947 FORD SPORTSMAN SUPER DELUXE Convertible. S/N 799A1743107. Red/brown vinyl. LHD. Odo: 20,734 miles. 2,274 Sportsmans were produced in 1947. The wood is solid maple on a birch frame. The brown vinyl interior on this example was incorrect, stains on the tan top. A solid, mostly original, car that's equipped with several desirable options in OK condition. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $78,100. Woodies are currently at the top of their game and this is one of the more desirable models. Spending $25,000 to bring everything up to snuff would not be a wasted expenditure. These are smashing in a dark color and finished off with blackwalls. #3017-1947 CADILLAC 62 SERIES Convertible. S/N 8452648. Dark blue/tan. LHD. Odo: 4,624 miles. A CCCA full classic restored some years ago, was awarded an Market Reports car is showing signs of age with window frame pitting and paint wear on the right rear fender but still nice. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $77,000. For many years the '47 Cadillac lagged behind the '41s but that delta has been vanishing of late. Recent sales have been over $50,000 but this one was unexpectedly high. May have been a record sale for a car with some needs. #3021-1947 PONTIAC WOODIE Station Wagon. S/N P8MB31618. Green/tan. LHD. Odo: 63,734 miles. Received a cosmetic restoration in late '80s and was subsequently repainted by the Kughns. The wood AACA National First Place in 1981. Equipped with Hydra-Matic, radio, and powertop. The is experiencing a few signs of age, most notably in the rear area with splitting and a few cracks. It is equipped with the desirable inline 8. Full history. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $59,400. In a market where Town and Countries bring six figures and Ford Woodies bring high fives, this attractive Pontiac could be considered a bargain. The plating needed to be addressed as well as the door fit, but the wood's condition is the difference. THE GIFT ZYMoL, NATURAL CAR CARE FOR www.zymol.com 800.999.5563 SOMEONE YOU LOVE. zymol. Free Gift Wrap. Free Gift Cards. Special Delivery. Brilliant Smiles January 2004  75 ©1980-2003 zymol Industries, Inc.


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Market Reports  #3039-1952 HUDSON HORNET Convertible. S/N 7B17283 I . Cream/maroon vinyl. LIED. Odo: 2,586 miles. An older restoration that is still very presentable. Offered with an impressive list of options including INTERNATIONAL Kruse International/World Classic The Hershey Auction Hershey, Pennsylvania October 8-11, 2003 power windows, "Weather Control" heater, fender skirts, and wire wheels. It also includes the Twin H Power dual carburetor and manifold options. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $56,650. Hudson Hornets are best known for winning 27 NASCAR races in 1952, but that did little to aid their sales. Fit was off a bit on the doors and trunk Sold within the expected range, but could have gone for another $5K without surprising. Convertible. S/N 56991014. White/blue. LHD. Odo: 57,188 miles. The Caribbean had reversible front and rear seat cushions with #3009 1956 PACKARD CARIBBEAN - Report by Dave Kinney Market opinions in italics leather on one side, fabric on the other. Repainted in the early 90s and shows little wear to the cosmetic restoration. The engine bay is clean but not to the standards of the rest of the car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $64,350. These are attractive cars for those who appreciate the boxy styling of the mid- '50s era. This was the most attractive color combination offered, but it still sold for $20,000 less than the slightly better example at the Blackhawk Expo this past August. vertible. S/N 8403110619. Toreador Red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 78,802 miles. The Chrysler 300F was equipped with the Golden Lion #3028 1960 CHRYSLER 300F Con- ach year, the Fall Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) meet, known as Hershey, is held the week before the Columbus Day holiday. Don Williams and Richie Clyne built their presence at the event one step at a time, first by holding an Exposition sale on the grounds of the Hershey Lodge. Over the years it became one of the many "must see" stops for the crowds, with Duesenbergs, Pacicards, Ferraris, Rolls-Royces and other exotic marques on display. E While the AACA was initially less than keen to the idea of being involved with an auction related to their multi-day meet, three years ago Williams and Clyne came up with a plan for an auction that would benefit the AACA Library, and the Expo sale became an auction. And no doubt, the stealth entry of the Bonhams auction into the area prodded the AACA to allow Williams and Clyne, stalwart AACA supporters, to put on their auction. This year the Hershey auction moved to the Giant Center, a one-year-old hockey arena in the midst of the event grounds. The formerly single-day sale expanded to three days, and Williams and Clyne brought in Kruse International for marketing and auction expertise. wedge engine that developed 400 hp and Andy Granatelli took a supercharged version to a top speed of 189 mph. An older restoration that may need maintenance. SOLD AT $62,700. An employee, when asked, stated that the transmission had recently been worked on but was still not functioning properly. He also suggested a few other operational problems. Hopefully the new owner also asked the same questions. Sold for all the money• 76 Auctioneers:  C.I. 4.4..1  Number of automotive lots:  Number of automotive lots sold:  Sale rate:  JUIC lUlUI:  High sale:  Dean Kruse, Brent Earlywine 290 149 er 71') fl7A 4.1,1 I JAI/ #354, 1931Duesenberg 1 Murphy Disappearing Top Roadster, sold for 935,000, including buyer's premium Premium: 10% (included in price of sale lots) 49% v RM Auctions-Detroit, MI year, as clear skies and mild weather predominated. The Giant is not an ideal venue for an auction, as bidders peer down from seats that can be dozens of feet above the floor. Stadium seating also means the auctioneer, located on the rink, must look up into the crowd instead of looking down or out across the bidders, the norm. Cars of note in the sale included a supercharged 1931 Duesenberg with a disappearing-top body by Murphy, which sold for $935,000, the event's top sale. Hands down, the vote for the most interesting car went to the 1936 Ford Belly Tank roadster—a survivor if there ever was one—which sold at a very healthy $51,150. A 1955 Ford police car, restored as a tribute to a member of the Lansing, MI, police department, brought $11,825. After a long spell of seeing nothing but poorly restored or highly incorrect police car restorations with phony electronics made to look like actual police radios, this car was a standout. With their Las Vegas event in semi-permanent limbo, Hershey is the only auction that Don and Richie will be actively involved with. The combination of their contacts in the community, and Dean Kruse's marketing and promotion expertise, make this a potent event.—D.K. ENGLISH PINE Convertible. S/N 43014406LRX. Red/ red vinyl with white piping. LIM. Odo: 5,941 miles. Older restoration, lots of paint chips to #S413 1953 SUNBEAM TALBOT AL- For those of us who have been attending Hershey since the Nixon administration or before, the changes to the overall physical grounds have been dramatic. Once nothing but grass fields, which instantly turned to mud as rain and Hershey somehow seem to go together, Hershey now has many vendor spaces located on paved streets and parking areas. Thankfully, rain was not a factor this trailing edge of driver's door, top complete but dirty, carpet worn but well fit. Seats good, dash complete and in good shape, side curtains, side exhaust. Most chrome fair to good condition, tired rubber gaskets. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $10,230. A very handsome and appealing little car, almost forgotten about by collectors in North America. I doubt if any restoration attempted on this car will be cheap; perhaps it's best to clean this up and use it as is. DAWN Convertible. Body by Mulliner. S/N LSLE31. Silver/red leather. LHD. Odo: 37,609 miles. Very well patinated interior, some fade. Wood has been redone, not perfect but looks good, decent paintwork, good chrome. Underhood clean but not detailed. #T273 1953 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER - Sports Car Market


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Kruse International-Hershey, PA  right where it should have—this car at this price just plain makes sense. 1 have seen a lot of renewed interest in the 150s recently—a new generation seems to be discovering their beauty as well as usefulness. Well done. #T274-1965 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD III Sedan. S/N LSKP229. Silver shell over Tudor/grey leather. LHD. Odo: 72,462 miles. Still has original sales invoice inside of owner's handbook. Air conditioning, Rare power windows. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $110,000. After the bidding stopped at the $80,000 mark, there was much discussion on the block. After what seemed like a long time, the "bidding" went up in $5,000 increments. What gives here? $80k might have been light, but $130k is way too high. #F380-1959 JAGUAR XK 150 Roadster. SIN S8316430N. Black/red leather. LHD. Odo: 58,737 miles. Fresh restoration, very good paintwork, new top, fresh interior, car- power brakes, steering, windows. Very good paint, chrome is excellent. Leather shows light wear. Sounds good on start-up, runs smoothly. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $32,000. High bid seems to be as good an indicator of interest in this market as any. After a increase in value 10 to 12 years ago, The Clouds (and their Bentley brethren, the S series) have largely languished Worth more than the bid, but not a bunch more. #S449-1967 MORRIS MINOR 1000 pets could have better fit, but no harm done. New windshield, wheels freshly replated. Underhood good but not excellent, shows signs of use since restoration. Overall quite pleasing. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $60,225. Sold Insurance for Classic Cars Costs Less Than You Think! ,  . SAMPLE QUOTE 1953 Jaguar XK120 Insured Value $60,000 Liability & UM: $50,000 Annual Premium . $326 Ask for Gary Gandy • "0" Deductible  GRL'vlAtitructy (800) 678-5173 www.parishheacock.com January 2004  Parish' Heacock st INSURANCE FOR AUTOMOBILE ENTHUSIASTS • 24 Hour Claims Service • "Agreed Value" Coverage • Credit Card Payment Option • One Liabilit Char e  • "A" Rated Insurance Co "Get the whole story of Exotic Car Transport, visit us on the Worldwide Web." 1-800-766-8797 www.exoticcartransport.corn Nationwide Transport of Exotic, Vintage and Luxury Automobiles Indoor Storage Available 77 Coupe. S/N MA2551193719. Dark blue/ blue vinyl. RHD. Odo: 13,526 miles. Lots of U.S. Air Force stickers indicate this one was brought home by a flyer. Decent paint and chrome, some small scrapes and dings. Interior shows wear, has cord pulling out on driver's seat piping. In need of a few "minor" cosmetic repairs. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $7,500. Except for that steering wheel thing—it's on the wrong side—these make great weekend fun cars, but 1 would hold out for a wagon, pickup or convertible—and one with LHD. High bid should have been plenty to make this one fly to a new coop. #S485-1973 JAGUAR XICE Road- ster. S/N UD1621173. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 40,207 miles. Auto, chrome —um -  • - • air* "Nom Market Reports 11.111rat , wires, a/c. Trunk rack. Original AM/FM radio. Miles claimed original. Very flat seats, Exotic Car Transport ORLANDO FLORIDA Open and Enclosed Carrier Service! 1


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Market Reports  possibly original leather, chrome has scrapes and pitting. Decent Pirelli tires, car is quite complete and original. A ten footer. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $34,210. A little bit higher bid than expected, ho-hum condition and the slushbox considered The leftover supply of as-new cars restored for the late '80s is long gone, so we have witnessed the prices tightening up; expect more upward movement soon. GERMAN 1936 BMW 319 Convertible. S/N 57546. Blue and yellow LHD. Odo: 53,776 km. No reserve sale. Last seen at Kruse Vegas (9/03 SCM, page 70) where it was bid #S432 - shield and rear window are dry and brittle. Seats good, floors are painted metal should have been cleaned and repainted. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $2,585. Cleaned and repainted Lots of visible needs. Sold very early in the sale on Friday. Lots of folks who missed the auction's start were sorry they arrived late. Some talk of the buyer reselling the car before sundown. 1958 BMW ISETTA 300 Coupe. S/N W10309465. Blue and gray/blue vinyl. LHD. Odo: 29,966 miles. Sunroof, trunk rack with wicker basket restoration is still quite #S410 - to $34k, no sale. No changes to condition were noted; it's still a very nice example of a car not often seen in the U.S. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $26,000. This time the high bid was $8,000 less than the bid at Vegas, the car was listed as no reserve, yet noted on the sales results as not sold. Bid less than the restoration costs. Cheap, but still in search of a home. 1953 PORSCHE 356 Cabriolet. Body by Reutter. S/N 60270. Oxblood/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 86,980 km. Has 2002 Guatemala vehicle sticker. Very nicely restored, some incorrect bits (rear grille is suspect) but overall a handsome and well-done #S453 - fresh with good colors. Well done interior, good chrome and paint. Very complete fourwheeled version. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $12,500. A some point, everyone who wants an Isetta will fulfill their dream and own one. Simple cars with very little that can go wrong, they have plenty of appeal for a very low price. High enough bid, could have been sold Cabriolet. S/N 150049. Red/red leather. LHD. Odo: 48,165 km. No reserve sale. Older restoration. Visual flaws include faded top, #S442 1959 PORSCHE 356A 1600 S - over still good, but cracked leather. Repaint good, but with tons of orange peel, and color choice is unusual at best. Good chrome, bumper overriders bad. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $4,840. Original radio is sitting in a box in the trunk. Two-toned paint on a big Benz is a dated look, but the quality of the pain/work is a bigger issue. This Benz is a survivor; the cost of ongoing repairs is the biggest obstacle to ownership. example. Excellent paint and chrome. Interior has slight scuffing but is excellent overall. NOT SOLD AT $42,500. If I were spending this much on a very early 356, I would want to have a stack of books as well a marque authentication specialist in my back pocket. At this bid, i f I were the seller, the car and I would have parted ways, owner has different thoughts. #F301 1958 GOGGOMOBIL TS 300 - - Coupe. S/N 281404. Red/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 69,555 km. Built by Glas, Manufacturer of the Goggo Scooter, later manufacturer of cars under Goggomobil nameplate. Good paint, fair chrome. Gaskets surrounding wind 78 Convertible. S/N 1833023392. White/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 83,061 miles. Very recent respray, floors resprayed black at the same time. Basic even for a Thing. No radio, no #S429 1973 VOLKSWAGEN THING - light rust on chrome rims, scarring on some chrome trim. Very good paint. Most chrome excellent. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $32,450. Worth every penny bid, and perhaps a few thousands of pennies more. A weekend of easy work away from being a 3+ car, this was one of the cars present with a potential big upside. Well bought. Coupe. S/N 11102112087597. Blue/saddle tan leather. LHD. Odo: 80,804 miles. Sunroof #T255 1967 MERCEDES BENZ 250 SE - - side curtains, basic wheels and tires. Interior vinyl is good, top excellent, decent paint, most Sports Car Market coupe, power windows, air conditioning. Very nice paint in pleasing color when combined with saddle leather. Well detailed, appears quite straight. No rust evident, some wood is peeling. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $17,600. The two options everyone wants in a Mercedes coupe of this era are sunroof and air conditioning. This one has both, and it makes the car more usable and enjoyable. Price seems a little high here, perhaps $3,000 above market for condition. SEL Sedan. S/N 300SE002466. Green/saddle leather. LHD. Odo: 97,345 miles. Alpine AM/ FM cassette, factory sunroof, power windows, air conditioned, very good wood, sheepskins #F390 1970 MERCEDES BENZ 300 - - Kruse International-Hershey, PA


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Kruse International-Hershey, PA  chrome is fair or worse. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $8,100. New black paint on the floor of a Thing is not a good thing, as these Things are subject to the thing that all car folks hate most, that lousy thing called rust. Way above the price expected. Are these Things going up in value? ED. hopes so, I know. #T287-1989 PORSCHE SPEEDSTER. S/N WPOEB0913K5173174. Silver/black and red leather. LHD. Odo: 9,594 miles. Fuchs wheels, built-in phone, Recaro seats, motor ITALIAN #S433-1967 ALFA ROMEO DUETTO Spider. S/N AB662917. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 22,015 km. No reserve sale. Guatemala 2002 vehicle sticker in windshield. irwsr Ar Market Reports 7 - 111 -v • steam cleaned, loose trim bits, a few dings. As used car, does not appear to have been babied all its life like many Speedsters have. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $50,600. Fully priced example. I am a big fan of these cars; the marketplace and I seem to have a disagreement here. "Investors" bought a bunch of these, so look for one with very low miles and no stories. It out there, and in your color, too. Glove box door vinyl covered. Good paint, fresh carpets, excellent dashboard, pitting to door handles, Scratches on bumpers. Pirelli P6000 radials. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,500. Lots and lots ofpre sale interest here; perhaps being the only Alfa in the sale has its upside. This represents a high sale price for a Duetto in this condition. Sale price is full retail or better; but these cars have been going up. #S475-1985 LAMBORGHINI JALPA Targa. S/N ZA9J00000ELAI2174. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 49,211 km. Sony AIvUFM disc, air conditioning, 30,000-mile service including timing belts just done. $2,500 repair bill displayed in window. Fair paint has CARSKATES MAKES A 2-CAR GARAGE INTO A 3-CAR GARAGE • Move cars, trucks, trailers in any direction • Makes storage easy • Fits all tire widths • Capacity 6,000 lbs, set of 4 • 8" x 16" x 1/4" steel platform • H.D. 3" casters • $130 set of 4 (s&h addl) • 2 sets $120 each (s8th add'n • Same day shipping Satisfaction or your money back! P & J PRODUCTS 988 Gordon Lane, Birmingham, MI 48009  Toll-Free Phone (888) 647-1879 • Fax (248) 356-1066 www.carskates.com HALEY The MOTORSPORTS Collection C•V NEW LOW PRICE! oitiG1! 4 'Mk! You can't take the Chequered Flag if your car doesn't make the event! COSDEL INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION The only experienced shipper of high-value sports and racing cars to road, track and concours events world-wide. We take care of everything! You just Prints & Posters Models Books Automobila & More Limited-Edition Fine Art Motoring Prints by Nicholas Watts Jay Koka Randy Owens John Ketchell Sports Cars - Grand Prix - Fl - Le Mans www.haleymotorsports.com View & Order Online  January 2004 FLY & DRIVE! Martin E. Button Inc. Phone: 415-777-2000 > Fax: 415-543-5112 Email: info@cosdel.com Telephone (636) 828-4389 *elk •Nrs■ 11 11 Quality Service Since 1960 We are the exclusive shipper for all three major Monterey Auctions. 79 some cracking, buffer burn on top area. Interior good but not inspired. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. A big favorite of the "I want my photo next to a Lamborghini" crowd. Bid price, although not accepted by the seller; was just about spot on the market value. These baby Lambos will always be semi-orphans, with collectibility a long way off #T286-1988 FERRARI TESTAROSSA Coupe. S/N ZFFS617A9J0077039. Black/tan leather with black trim. LHD. Odo: 30,037


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Market Reports  miles. Some damage to dash leather. Very good yet not flawless paint. Trim has some wear, but overall a decent looking example. No delaminating glass noted, a problem on many examples. US production Testarossas first hit the showrooms in 1985. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. When new, Testarossas were bringing a premium over the list price, sometimes as much as $100,000. Now marginalized by newer models with less radical styling, your choice of colors and years awaits, cheap. Bid not insulting. #T285 1990 FERRARI TESTAROSSA - Coupe. S/N ZFFS617A0L0084190. Red/ black leather. LHD. Odo: 15,151 miles. No obvious paintwork, Goodyear Eagle GSC Kruse International-Hershey, PA dual side mounts, owner lists many first place wins including AACA, Classic Car Club, ACD. Well preserved restoration, Lycoming engine block is hand painted, a nice touch. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $77,000. This is a car that is hard not to fall in love with. Just about the way you want to find a car to use and enjoy; a former first-place car now ready for some local shows or just Sunday drives. Well bought. LHD. Odo: 58,400 miles. Disappearing top. Supercharged, Lorraine Spotlights, excellent paint, chrome. Interior still appears crisp despite older restoration. 1982 National first AACA, 1986 Pebble Beach entrant. Claimed 40,000-hour restoration by former owner, Eldon Ebby. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $935,000. With Murphy body, disappearing top, supercharger and Model J all rolled into one, this would have been a multi-million dollar plus example a few years back. Not so in 2003; the sale price is now at market level. Beautiful car; well bought. tires show light wear. All lights, air conditioning appears to function. If you were looking for the poster car as an example of the typical TR in the market today, here it is. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $65,000. 1991 was the final year for the Testarossa; the 512 TR started in 1992. Reasonable miles, the most popular color, appears to be a no-excuses example, still, no sale. There are still a big number of cars in the market. Price is the selling point here. IMERICAN #T262-1931 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD Convertible. S/N 1002810. Yellow with brown fenders/saddle leather. LHD. Odo: 13,294 miles. Rumble seat, dual side mounts, golf club door, full trunk, older restoration, sine. Body by Willoughby. S/N 2438. Eng. 0430. Dark blue with black fenders/black leather in front, brown cloth in rear. LHD. Odo: 43,557 miles. Divider window. Paintwork showing its age. Decent but by no means #F340 1932 DUESENBERG J Limou- by George Condon, owner of a Maryland speedway open in the 1950s. Sold with a poster board sized framed selection of Condon Speedway memorabilia. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $51,150. This "special," with a body made from a drop tank from a WWH P-38 Lightning, is period correct from late '40s through mid '50s. Very original, dealer/seller bought the car from the owner 's estate. Looks as if it was sitting in a barn for 30 years. 1937 CORD BEVERLY Sedan. S/N 3102705. Black/burgundy cloth. LHD. Odo: 75,256 miles. Supercharged. Lots of paintwork. An older restoration. Some #T253 - excellent chrome. Survivor condition interior. Formerly owned by noted Duesenberg collector Homer Fitterling. Well documented. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $269,500. A few years back any Duesenberg selling for Just" a quarter of a million would have made news for being a bargain. Not so anymore, but if you wanted one and the freight on a convertible is too big, this would have been the one to jump on. top and side mount covers have stains, carpets dirty. Will clean with major detailing. Paintwork good, chrome ranges from fair to good. Runs quite well, no smoke at start-up. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $84,150. At Auburn, a 1931 Series 370 Dual Cowl went unsold at $67,000, in roughly the same condition—older restoration, drivable but no hope for a show win. This sporty droptop was fully priced for condition—it's an expensive restoration in waiting. #F354 1931 DUESENBERG J Convert- ible. Body by Murphy. Burgundy/tan leather. 80  1935 AUBURN 851 Convertible. S/N GG3519. Yellow/black leather. LHD. Odo: 512 miles. Rumble seat. Dual-ratio rear, #S434 - chrome issues but most is good. Motor sounds as if it has a stuck valve. Ticking motors are not something that makes potential bidders happy. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $48,675. This was not much more than a tired and unhappy example of a great marque. A needed restoration will cost plenty, and the condition is just not good enough for any use outside of occasional exercise. The seller did just fine here. #T238 1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 - Convertible. S/N 536264784. Red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 35,244 miles. A very complete and professional restoration, now showing some signs of wear and light use. Very good Sports Car Market 1936 FORD SPECIAL. S/N 183306661. Red/red vinyl LHD. Edelbrock intake, Columbia 2-speed rear, Edelbrock heads, 4 horns on the hood. Built #T289 -


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PALM SPRINGS AUCTION OF 350 ANTIQUE, CLASSIC, SPORTS, AND SPECIAL INTEREST AUTOS AT THE NEW 7 MILLION DOLLAR DOWNTOWN PARKING CENTER LOCATED AT: 279 SOUTH INDIAN CANYON DRIVE, PALM SPRINGS LAST SALE WAS 61% SOLD OF ALL CARS ENTERED The McCormick Family is once again organizing this auction in their usual friendly and courteous manner. Ask for Keith, Jason or Desley to answer your questions. Sponsored by C.7fm THE OLDIES STATION LOCAL HOST HOTEL: We recommend Las Brisas Hotel Across from Auction Site Telephone: (760) 325-4372 or PHONE FOR CONSIGNMENT NUMBERS. ASK FOR ENTRY FORMS, BIDDER APPLICATIONS, AND GET ON OUR MAILING LIST. NOW! (760)-320-3290 RESERVE YOUR POSITION NOW! check out these websites: www.palm-springs.org (Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism) www.PalmSpringsUSA.com (Palm Springs Desert Resorts) c o, _  f :fLo /0 170, Jc, fr. (■,?,.. .r 0/ e't, Keith McCormick presents the 35th Collector Car Auction SATURDAY and SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28th & 29th, 2004. Sponsored by MEANS SPONSOR ENTRY FEES: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY $250. Add $100 for top floor display - only space for 86 cars topside. No numbers will be reserved without consignment fee being paid in full in advance. VISA. MasterCard and American Express are accepted. Positions will be filled on first-come first-served basis. To reserve the position you desire, send your check covering the entry fee or phone in your credit card number. You may specify the cars you're entering at a later date. Entry fees are REFUNDABLE less $25 handling fee if you notify us in writing 14 days prior to the auction. Color photographs may be included in our exclusive color brochure. We strictly limit the number of positions available in this two-day event of 350 cars. COMMISSION STRUCTURE: FLAT 5% OF SALES PRICE (One of the lowest in the business). WE SOLD OUT OF LOT NUMBERS PREVIOUS SALE SO BOOK EARLY. Purchase a lot number and we will log your cars photo on-line free of charge. For $50 extra, we will build you a complete web page including 12 photos - engine, interior, exterior, etc. Featured cars attract multiple bidders - our website averages 40,000 visits per day. PALM SPRINGS AUCTIONS, INC. 244 N. INDIAN CANYON DRIVE PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA 92262 U.S.A. Web Site - http://www.classic-carauction.com (760)-320-3290


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Market Reports  chrome just one tick short of excellent. Beautiful leather is unmarked, excellent paint. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $68,750. Lots of money here, but neither over nor underpaid A red 1953 Eldorado would have been my choice, but a series 62 is a nice second choice. It will never be worth as much as the Eldo, but is quite a car in its own right. #F308-1955 FORD CUSTOM LINE Sedan. S/N U5GG190692. Black and white/ gentle use since. One or two paint chips. Light but visible wear to leather, most chrome excellent, light rust to wire wheel spokes. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $66,000. Sounds like the bid chrome bits weak, most is very good or better. Detailed motor now has some patina from use. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $70,500. This car is overpriced at this level, could have been sold The visual appeal of this 'Vette is great; orange really works on this body style. #T275-1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK II Coupe. S/N C56C2493. Red/red and white leather. LHD. Odo: 5,339 miles. black and white vinyl and cloth. LHD. Odo: 75,919 miles. Very well done. Correct style Motorola police radio, shotgun holder to very clean interior, gumball light to roof and whip antenna to right rear corner with clip on drip rail, all great stuff! Very good paint, chrome, interior. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $11,825. Fiveyear restoration done by a member of the Lansing, MI, police force. Built as a memorial for a fallen officer, the car carries his badge number on the side. Unlike many police car restorations, this was a good job authentically done. Good car, good value. #F319-1955 PACKARD CARIBBEAN Convertible. S/N 55881258. White with green/white with green leather. LHD. Odo: 88,899 miles. Power windows, top, brakes and steering. A very nice restoration, some MrPh 1?, Kruse International-Hershey, PA was just a bit rich at first glance, but research confirmed my suspicion—the bid was market correct. For years, orphan makes wallowed in the price backwater The Carib has come around full sail, catching the wave of higher prices. #T250-1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N E56S002596. Orange/ orange vinyl. LHD. Odo: 23,721 miles. Two 4-barrel carbs, Wonderbar radio. Older restoration, paintwork holding up well, interior quite good with only minor wear. Some Call (9491..646 - 6086 .fazipapis-ontine.eona 82  Sports Car Market


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Kruse International-Hershey, PA tion, claimed numbers matching. Very clean throughout, interior is crisp, excellent paintwork and chrome. Visually very appealing, AM/FM cassette. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $18,700. Well bought. The colors (triple yellow) are far from everyone's cup of tea; some of the onlookers seemed to really despise them. The color that make sense here is green —the seller left some money on the table for the next owner Very complete and original car, where complete and original counts for a lot. Incorrect but nice leather, good paintwork and chrome. Tinted glass, no air conditioning. Replacement windshield by Viracon. Underhood quite nice. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $27,500. At one point in the 1950s, both Cadillac and Continental (it was not a Lincoln, despite what we consider it now) tried to build "The American RollsRoyce. " The Mark II was a great car that tells a great story Fully priced here. #T251-1966 DODGE CHARGER Fast- back. S/N XP29H61267939. Dark green metallic/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 1,154 miles. Premium trim package, full console, addedon gauges under dash. Was campaigned in #S406-1973 PLYMOUTH ROADRUNNER Coupe. S/N RM21P3G109096. Mist Green/tan and white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 93,978 miles. 440, auto, A/C, tinted glass, power steering, power brakes, hood pins, dual chrome mirrors, AM/FM radio. Lots of repaint work evident, no visible rust, quite likeable, A/C blows cold. Owner has two sets of Fresh Meat Real market prices for current production cars of interest. 2004 PORSCHE 911 TURBO CABRIOLET Date sold: 10/21/03 Sale location: eBay Motors; #2437910974 Details: New car. Lumbar-supportive seats, carbon package, heated seats. Sale result: Sold at $131,700, 2 bids. Seller's feedback: 16 Buyer's feedback: 1,070 MSRP: $134,425 Other current offering: April Miller Sales (Springfield, MO; www.aprilmiller.com ). Asking $139,900 for a 25-mile car. 2002 BMW Z8 wheels, sold with 2nd carb, valve cover set. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,250. Recent conformation of originality by Galen Govier, Mopar guru. Good chrome, very complete car More than the guidebooks say you should have paid; I'll disagree. 1973 will never be worth as much as the earlier cars, but plenty of value exists nonetheless. Super Stock/E automatic, owner claims miles are original. Fully and freshly restored, has Galen Govier (Mopar guru) decoded build sheet. Excellent chrome, interior. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $110,000. Paint is nice but with some flaws evident. Remember the joke about the low miles car because it only went one quarter of a mile per day? Well, here it is. Retired racer now fully restored. High bid is a surprise, even with the 426 Hemi. #F368-1967 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS 442 Convertible. S/N 338677M327947. Crème yellow/yellow vinyl. LHD. Odo: 94,421 miles. Owner claims a believable #T279-2004 CADILLAC XLR NE!MAN MARCUS Convertible. S/N 1G64V34A945600567. Grape/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 400 miles. $85,000 list. #99 of 101 Neiman Marcus editions built. Neiman Marcus logos everywhere, as they were not Date sold: 10/24/03 Sale location: eBay Motors; #2437617478 Details: Garaged, showroom condition, 3,340 miles, factory warranty. Includes hard top. Sale result: Sold at $92,601, 24 bids. Seller's feedback: 8 Buyer's feedback: 1 MSRP: $130,000; Edm unds.com: $116,007 Other current offering: Classy Auto (Omaha, NE; wvvw.classyauto.com). Asking $115,000 for a 2,500-mile car. 2003 ACURA NSX t ....1534111  fgt. $25,000 spent on restoration, 1,000 miles since. Photo documentation of restora- January 2004 shy in advertising both inside and out. Still with a temporary tag in the rear window. Original paintwork includes factory orange peel. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $111,100. Sound the alarm! Instant collectible alert! We have been here before, but just a reminder—when the 2005 XLR arrives with new features and for less money, your NM edition will just be another used car and one with lots of advertising on it at that.• Date sold: 10/21/03 Sale location: eBay Motors; #2437938276 Details: As new. 53 miles. 155 out of 300 2003 NSXs. 6-speed manual. Sale result: Sold at $80,978, 4 bids. Seller's feedback: 86 Buyer's feedback: 45 MSRP: $89,765; Edmunds.com: $80,978 Other current offering: Jenkins Acura (Ocala, FL; 800-537-6619). Asking $96,000 for a 1,000 mile car.• 83


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                     SCM Price Guide: English Cars T Ace Roadster Arent Coupe Ace Bristol Roadster Cobra 260/289  Cobra 427 428 Coupe 428 Convertible STON MARTIN DB2 Coupe 882 Dropheod DB3 082/4 Coupe 082/4 Dropheod 082/4 Bertone Spyder 0835 Team Car DB3S Customer Car 082/4 Mk 11 Coupe 082/4 Mk III Coupe D82/4 Mk III Mit 082/4 Mk III Notchbk. 0881 884 Series 1-19 Cps. 084 Series V Coupe 08461  (For all Aston serial-production cars through current, deduct 25% for ROD in US only.) $45,000 585,000 5300,000 $35,000 $77,500 $275,000 50-53 50-53 51-53 53-55 53-55 53-55 53-56 53-56 55-57 55-57 55-57 55-57 56-60 58-63 61-62 0B401 legato  085 Coupe 085 Coupe Vantage DOS Volonte 58-63  59-63  60-63  302 102 10 492 73 3 n/a 3 199 551 inc inc. 5 925 185 inc.  75 19   085 Shooting Brake 006 Coupe Vantage 086 Shooting Brake 886 Mk 11 Coupe 0136 Mk 11 Volante DBS 98 D86 Volonte Sh. Chassis 0134 Coupe 886 kn. 123 12 37 530.000 560,000 $275.000 $30,000 $52,500 5250,000 $1,000,000 $800,000 527,500 $27,500 $70,000 $30,000 52,500,000 $75,000 $90,000 5160,000  S350,000  C B A C 11/95 B A 6/96 $1,400,000 A $900,000 535,000 $45,000 595,000 i  B $45,000 B $2,800,000 A $100,000 $125,000 B B $225,000 $450,000 6/01 (Series W-9 SS triple-corb engine, add $5,000; Series V covered-headlight models, add 55k) 884 Drophead (1-9)  $1,800,000 $2,500,000 1386 Vol ante (long chassis) DBS (6-cyl.) (Add up to 50% for factory team race cars; e.g., 19EV 63-65 63-65 64-65 64-65 65-66 65-69 65-69 65-69 66-69 67-72 69-70 69-70 1,321 inc. 6 140 857 240 38 AM Vantage 70-72 72-73 399 70 $95,000 $115,000 $150,000 S60,000 5150,000 565,000 $70,000 $50,000 590,000 S15 000 5100.000 $160,000 Si 75,000 $185,000 $250,000 $95,000 $250,000 $95,000 $100,000 $70,000 $135,000 $32,500 $150,000 $225,000 (21 with automatic, 9 with live-speed and Vantage, 8 with 5-speed or) 520,000 530,000 Volute Drophead  AMWS4(carb.)  79-82  350  299 $35,000  (All Volonte Dropheads had 'Oscar India' wood dashes 79-85   Lagonda Saloon Volante Dropheod  Lagonda Saloon Volante DHC (ml.) Logonda Saloon Virage Coupe Wage Volonte 86-89 82-85 83-86 inc. 645 inc. n/a inc n/a n/a n/a 540,000  545,000 525,000 560,000 $30,000 $37,500 (AM 98 52/3 'Pre-Oscar India' 1/8s hove leather dashes. Production for S3 Vantages was 43. $50,000  $55,000 ('Oscar India' 54s con be identified by their wood dashes. Add $10k for factory 'Vantages.') AM 9854 (injected) $65,000 535,000 570,000 (Injection became standard in late '86.) 85-87 86-89 88-89 90-93 91-93 525 000 550 000 $10 000 550 000 $100,000 535,000 580,000 $50,000 $75,000 $140,000 (Add $30,000-$40,000 for wide body ; for all 98 Asians, add $4,000-57,000 for five-speed and $15,000-$20,000 for European spec Vantage [ + 85 hp].) 84 3/01 A 4/97 A B 3/99 A B 12/97 A C C 2/95 he values below reflect a retail buying and selling range for cars in very good to near excellent condition - significantly above a by sales activity, primarily in the United States, as well as conversations with owners, dealers and collectors. Condition and history are the ultimate determinants of value. Prices below assume cars with "no stories "daily driver" and one step below regional concours; a strong #2 on the accepted 1-6 scale, 1 being the best. These values are set Price Range 4 53-63 54-63 56-63 62-65  65-67 67-73 68-73 226 319 466 655 348 58' 28* 550 000 535,000 565,000 $140.000  5190 000 528,500 538 500 2 070 000 540 000 585,000 5165,000  5245,000 541 000 551 500 g B 3/03  B 12/95 (28 cars, all RHD, were fitted with Ford Zephyr six-cylinder engine, Rudd alloy head and triple Webers. Add 25%.) A  4/98 A 7/95 B g Mini-Cooper  Mini-Cooper S  62-64  64-66  30,000 13,922 (Model years and non-S production numbers for US models only.) 100-4 (BN1) 100-4 (BN2) 1005 100/M Le Mans (factory) 100-Six BN4 (2+2) 53-55 55-56 55 55-56 56-59 10,633 2,765 55 1,159 10,289 $20,000  S20,000  5115 000  $32,500  520,000  $30,000  $165 000  550.000  $26,000  B 4/02 B A B $26,000  C 2/99 (Production of early 13114s, built at Longbridge, with non-6-port heads, was 6,045. Later, Abingdon-built 6-port head, produdion was 4,241. 13N6 Iwo-seaters, add $3,000, 4,150 built.) 3000 Mk I (1317) 2+2  59-61  61-62  10,825  5,095  $20,000  520.000  $35,000  535,000  B 11/00 (All Moth Is are double sorb. Add $4,000 for two-seat 3000 Mk 1 [BN7] 2,825 buih.) 3000 Mk II (017) 2+2  B (All 3000 Mark 111317s and 13117s [side-curtain cars] are triple sorb. Add $5,000 for two-seat Mk 11 [11117], 355 built. 100-Six/3000 add $2,000 for factory two-seat hard top, $1,000 for four-seat hard top. Deduct $1,500 for disc wheels.) 3000 Mk 11(867)  3000 Mk 111 (008)  62-64  6,113 (The 8.17 featured the first roll-up windows.) 64-67  8313 Factory Rollye cars Phase 11 Bogeys Sprite  Sprite  BENTLEY 3-Litre (Saloon or hi )  'Open, matching #s / original 3-Litre Speed Model (bine)  'Matching #5/ original  Big Six (bitso)  'Matching #s / original 4 1/2-Litre (bitsa)   'Matching sit:trivet Speed Six (bitsa)  'Matching #s / original 4 1/2-Litre S'charged 8-Litre  4-Litre    D 12(99 8 standard engine.) 31/2-Litre Saloon  'Rare/onractive/open  4 1/4-Litre Saloon  "Rare/attractive/open Mark VI Saloon  Mark VI Coupe  Mark VI Drophead R-type Saloon  R Cont./Fastback/WM 51 Saloon  51 Continental (PW)  Si Cont. DHC/LHD  Si Cont. DHC/RHD  Si Cont. Flying Spur  S2 Cant. (M/PW)  S2 Cont. DHC  52 Saloon  53 Saloon (1110)  51 Cont./Fastback/WM (1938-39 MR/MX series, add 15%.) 46-52 47-52 47-52 52-55 52-55 55-59 55-58           53 Cont. (angled headlight)  53 DHC (angled headlight)  55-58  55-59  55-59  58-59  5942  59-62  5942  62-65  62-66  62-66  5,201 inc. inc. 2,320 208 3,107 431 inc. inc. inc. inc. 388 inc. 23-29  26-30  27-31  28-30  30-31 30-31 31    33-36  36-39  inc. MG 545 ins. 669 inc. inc. 50 100 50 1,177 inc. 1,234 21-29  62-71 64-67 511-61 7 17,703 $22,500  $26,500  (Add 10% for Phase 111118; 16,314 built, with 1,390 Phase Is) $100,000  59,500  48,999 80,363 1,634 $4,500  $60,000  500,000  $95,000 S120,000 5200,000 $300,000 5150,000 $200,000 $400,000 5450,000 5500,000 5250,000 575,000 522,500 575,000 $35,000 $75,000 $11,000 $30000 $45,000 $17,500 $110,000 517,500 $85,000 (1110 cars will bring a minimum 20% premium in the LIS.) $52,500  $250,000  $125,000  $50,000  $30,000  550.000  515.000  528,000  535.000  $70,000  1,922 1,318 312 inc. $35,000 $36,000 5125 000 515.000 $6,000 5100,000 5150,000 5130.000 5175,000 $400,000 5500,000 5250,000 $325,000 5450,000 5900,000 5850,000 $500,000 $160,000 $40,000 $110,000 545,000 $125,000 520,000 $40,000 $75,000 $30,000 $185,000 $25,000 $140,000 590,000 $300,000 $150,000 $85,000 $45,000 585,000 522,000 535,000 $55,000 $100,000     B 1/94 B 6/00 53 Cont. Flying Spur Sedan Ti (6.25 liter) Ti MPW Coupe Ti MPW Convertible Convertible 12 Corniche Coupe Cornidm Convertible Mulsonne Sedan Mulsonne Turbo Continental Coupe Continental Convertible Sedan 8 Mulsanne S Sedan Turbo R Continental Convertible Turbo R Turbo R LWB Continental Convertible Continental R Brooklonds Brooklands LWB Azure Convertible B 7/00 C 4/98 C 1/98 8 6/03 A A A A A 9/97 A FR/tZER NASH LeMon Replica ORDON- Coupe AG U AR SS 1 Coupe SS 11 Coupe SS 90 SS 100 2 1/2 Litre SS 100 3 1/2 Litre SS Jaguar Saloon SS Jaguar DHC Mk IV Saloon Mk IV DHC Math V Saloon Mark V DHC 80 120 Rdstr. (alloy) UK 120 Roadster UK 120 Coupe 00 120 Drophead XX 140 Roadster 00 140 Drophead UK 140 Coupe D 2/01 KEEBLE 64-68 31-36 31-34 3546 36-40 38-40 35-40 38-40 45-49 47-49 49-51 49-51 49-50 51-54 51-54 53-54 n/o n/a c/a 190 118 n/a n/o n/a n/e n/a n/a 240 7,391 2,678 1,769 54-57 3,347 54-57 54-57 58-61 58-61 58-61 59-61 5941 59-61 2,740 2,797 515,000 530,000 $32,500 5100,000 5120,000 5160,000 518,000 535,000 522,000 $45,000 515,000 $40,000 595,000 540,000 525,000 $40,000 (SE option: dual exhausts, spoke wheels, coma, etc., add $5,000.) $35,000 $37,500 $25,000 1,339 2,489 4,101 532,500 $32,500 525,000   $25,000 540,000 542,500 5150,000 $160,000  5200,000  $25,000 $45,000 528,000 560.000 520,000 $55,000 5135.000  555.000  $40,000  550,000 555,000 $57,500 530.000 (MC option: Clype head, cams, suspension, spoke wheels, odd $5,000.) 014 150 Rdstr. 3.4/3.8 01( 150 DHC 3.4/3.8 00 150 FHC 3.4/3.8  (Add $5,000 for 3.81 engine.) XK 1505 3.4 Rdstr. /111 1505 3.4 DHC XX 1505 3.4 FliC A 8 B 2/94 A Mark VII Saloon  Mork VIII Saloon  Mark IX Saloon  Mark 0/4206  Mk 11 Saloon 2.4 Mk 1150100n 3.4 Mk 11 Saloon 3.8    1,466 mc inc.  n/a n/a n/a n/a 550,000 545,000 $35,000    133,000 MC inc. 512,500 511,500 516,000 58,000 $7,000 59,000 520 000 $45,000 547,500  530,000 570,000 565,000 537,500  515,300 514,000 519,000 510,000 $9,000 $13,000 530,000 B A 11/94 10/00 63-66 65-76 66-70 66-70 70-76 77-80 77-80 77-84 81-84 81-84 85-87 85-89 85-91 85-92 88-91 90-92 92-95 92-95 93-95 93-95 93-95 93-96 95 48-56 attached." An automobile priced above our guide is not necessarily overpriced, nor is one priced below automatically a bargain. The SCM Tier of Collectibility is an A to F scale, which ranks the cars in terms of their long-term desirability. The scale ranges from ATier cars, great classics like the Jaguar D-type and the Aston Martin DB4GT, to F-Tier cars, hopeless sleds like Alfetta sedans and fourcylinder Pontiac Fieros.• Price Range -3 A inc. n/o n/a n/a n/a n/o n/a n/a n/a n/o n/a n/a n/a n/o n/a n/a n/o n/a n/a n/a n/a n/o n/a n/a  Price Range 565,000 510,000 515,000 540,000 530,000 516,000 522,000 $33,000 $18,000 S20,000 533,000 $48,000 $20,000 $20,000 526,000 $60,000 $45,000 $55,000 $85,000 545.000 $50,000 $100,000 580,000 5120,000 $22,000 $30,000 560,000 548,000 $25,000 $33,000 $55,000 527.000 $30,000 554,000 $62,000  $36,000 $45,000 $53,000 5120,000  585.000 $95,000 5100,000 $145 000 5130,000 $67,000 $79,000 5140,000 5115,000 8 8 A B C 4/00 1/97 C 4/95 B 3/02 8 8/96 (Add $10,000 for 3.81 150S FHC and DHC Add $25,000 for 3.8L 1505 Roadster.) 51-56  57-58  59-69  62-64  56-59 60-66  60-67  (Deduct $2,000 for disc wheels, $2,000 for automatic, $1,500 for no overdrive.) Sports Car Market


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SCM Price Guide: English Cars a a OK (-type UK 0-type 011.55 50-53 53-55 56-57 -ea a 54 77 18 5750,000 5900.000 5850,000 Price Range .0 5900,000 A Si 200.000 A 51,100 000 A (Price ranges for XK C, D and SS Jaguars are determined by provenance, completeness and originality. A car with all of its original parts and no stories will bring three to four Amen what a 'bitsa' that has only a few authentic parts will.) XKE Factory Lighhvt. XKE Cow 3.8 fiat-fit. ORE Cpe. 3.8 flat-fir. XKE Convertible 3.8 XKE Coupe 3.8 HE Cone. 4.2)51) XKE Coupe 2+2 61-62 61-62 61-62 62-64 62-64 64-67 64-67 68-71 68-71 16 7,827 7,669 Inc inc. 9,548 66-67 4,220 (Deduct $3,000 for automatic transmission.) XKE Coupe 4.2 (SI) ORE Cant 4.2 (SII) ORE Cpe. 2+2 (SU) XKE Cpe. 4.2)511) ROE Conv.1/12 (5110  XKE Cpe. 912)5111)  XJ 220  0101 Coupe 008 Convertible ENSEN 68-71  71-74  71-74  91-93  97-00 97-00 7,770 8,627 5,326 4,855 7,990 7,297    300 5900,000 535,000 525,000 535,000 525,000 535,000 $12,000 525,000 530,000 512,000 51,200,000 S50 000 535,000 550,000 530,000 550,000 $14,000 530,000 545,000 515,000 (Add $1,000 for air conditioning. Deduct $3,000 for automatic transmission.) $20,000  530.000  520,000  $25,000 $47,500 525,000  $125,000  530,000 535,000 5150,000 (Due to changes in US DOT laws, XI 220s can now be brought into the US.) n/a  n/a  548,500 $52,000 Interceptor FE Coupe Interceptor II/III Flit Interceptor III DK 66-71 66-76 74-76 (Add $1,500 for 440-ci. engine.) ENSEN-HERLEY Convertible GT LOTUS Six Seven SI Seven S2 Seven 53 Seven 54 Caterham 7 Lotus 01)51 and S2) 53-58 57-60 60-68 68-70 70-73 74.82 56-60 Elite SI and 52 (Climax cog.) 58-63 Elan Si Convertible Elan S2 Convertible Elan 53 Convernble Elan 53 Coupe Elan Plus 2 Elan 54 Conmrtible Elan 54 Coupe Europa 51 Europa 52 Europa TC/Spedal 62-64 64-66 65-68 65-68 110 242 1,350 350 625 n/a 270 1,076 9,053 inc. Si inc. Si inc crt. 67-74 4,798 68-74 68-74 67-68 8,969 69-72 72-74 inc. int 65-66 68-70 62-66 97 55 Inc Si int M. 318 6,387 inc. $13,500 $7,500 $17,500 55.000 54,000 S30,000 522.000 517 000 $16,000 $10,000 59,500 $50,000 530,000 516,000 516,000 516,000 59,000 58,000 $13,000 58,000 55.000 $6,000 $9,000 2,894 Edat S1 Sprint Esprit Si E Turbo/Carbs (Giumaro) [Turbo E. Turbo/Ini. (Giugiaro) E. Turbo (new style/220 bhp) E. Turbo (SE gearbox, 230 bh Elan 16-100 67-70 4,032 74-80 2,225 75-80 78-80 1,302 718 70 0/1 80-82 83-85 85-87 813 89 E. Turbo SE (intend., 264 bhp) 89-93 90-91 January 2004 I AM 378 1,023 506 495 121 1,6118 3,855 510,000 514,000 $17,000 517,000 518,000 519,000 515,000 512,000 521,000 $25,000 $23.000 525.000 533,000 520,000 575,000 545,000 59,500 $6 500 57 500 50,000 58,000 $19,500 59,000 $20,000 57,000 S6,000 540,000 520000 $23,000 $19,000 $12,500 $12,500 $70,000 540,000 520,000 $20,000 520,000 $12,000 $12,000 516,500 512,000 $8,000 59,000 S12,500 (217 TC/Specials were numbered, the rest were decaled and stickered.) Elan 260 (51 and 52) Europa 47 Cortina Mkl Cortina Mk2 Elite S1 590,000 560,000 514,000 59,500 59,000 59,500 513,000 D C 11/99 11/99 A A 12/96 C D F F B 9/01 B 9/01 C O 3/03 D 3/03 3/03 E. Turbo S4 (282 bhp)  E Turbo 54 (300 bhp)  Elan S2  Esprit 98  D 2/03 C (For S111, deduct $3,000 for automatic, $2,000 for disc wheels, $1,000 ferns air conditioning. Add $3,000 for fadory hardtop.) B 9/01 NA Magnette Roadster  PA Midget Roadster  PB Midget Roadster  NB Magnate) Roadster  SA Drophead Coupe  TA Drophead Coupe  VA Drophead Coupe  WA Drophead Coupe  TB Roadster  MG-IC  MG-TD MG-TI 1250  MG-If 1500  MGA Roadster 1500  MGA Coupe 1500  MGA Twin Cam Rdsir.  MGA Twin Cam Cpe.  MGA Roadster 1600  GA Coupe 1600  MGA Deluxe Rdstr.  MGA 1600 Mk11 Rdsir.  MGA 1600 Mk11 Coupe  MGA 6041 Deluxe Rdstr.  MGB Cony MkI  NOB (chrome bumper)  MGB (rubber bumper)  MGB-GT MOO-GO MOB-GO ve MGC Converlible MGC-GT A B 9/94 9/98 (This number represents 'complete body units finished or not. Actual production number runs from 1,029 to 1,076.) B  6/00 Midget Midget Midget Midget a a  94-95  95  94  95-97  34-36  34-35  34-36  35-36  36-39  36-39  37-39  38-39  39-40  45-49  49-53  53-54  1955  55-59  Price Range 00 385  64 BOO n/a n/a 1,900 n/a 98 n/o n/a 576 n/a n/a 10,000 29,664 6,200 3,400 58,750 55-59 mc rdstr. 58-60  2,111 58-60 Inc distr. 59-61  59-61  60-61  61-62  31,501 int. rdrtr. 82 8,719 61-62 inc. rdstr. 61-62  313 62-67 387,675 68-74  75-80  Inc inc  65-67 68-74 73-76 67-69 67-69 125,597 inc. 2,591 4,552 4,457 (Deduct $1,000 for automatic transmission.) 61-64 64-66 66-74 74-79 ORGAN Flat radiator models Plus 4 (Triumph eng.) 4/4 (Ford powered) SS  45-53 54-68 54-90 60-69  750' 3,390 n/a 102 Plus 8  (Factory-built only, matching numbers.) 68-90  P II closed/formal  'Rare/open coachwork  P 11 Cont. Saloon  'Rare/open coachwork  Phantom III, closed/formal  'Rare/open coachwork  20 Saloon  'Other coachwork  20/25 Saloon  'Other coachwodc  25/30 Saloon  *Other coachwork  Wraith  Silver Wraith  Silver Wraith  Silver Dawn Saloon Silver (loud I Sal. 38-39  46-55  56-59  36-38  29-36  29-35  31-35  36-39  22-29  $18,000  520,000  515,000  $22,000 525,000 520,000  565,000 8 B (Prices are for four-seat models. Two-seat and DHC, add $4,000. SS, add $4,000.) 550,000  A 2,500 1,767 inc inc inc. 710 inc. 2,940 int 3,827 inc. 1,201 inc. 491 1,783 inc. (Includes 4.91 engine and power steering.) 49-55  55-59  760 2,359 530,000 580,000 535,000 $150,000 S35,000 500,000 520,000 535,000 517,000 535,000 520,000 540,000 520,000 520,000 540 000 530.000  518,500  570,000 5200,000 $125,000 5325,000 $80,000 $150,000 $40,000 $70,000 535,000 585,000 540,000 $90,000 505,000 $45,000 $80080 $47,500 524,500 85 16,080 22401 99,896 13,899 ' $35,000  535,000  $12,500  546 500  535000  526,000  $30,000  530,000  $24,000  $21,000  $14,000  $25,000  $16,500  518,000  $15,000  $15,000  S15,000  515,000  $14,000  $20.000  $20,000  $18,000  515,000  $20,000  $15,000  $14,000  $20,000  $8,000  $7,500  $5,000  56,000 55,000 56,000 $7,500 $6,500 54,000 54,000 54,000 54,000 $45,000 S45000 515 000 562,000 $45,000 $35,000 $42,000 540,000 $35,000 $32,000 $20,500 $37,500 $29,000 $24,000 $20,000 $20,000 $25,000 $20,000 $18,000 $30,000 $25,000 525,000 $18,000 $27,500 $22,500 $18,000 $25,000 $12,500 $12,500 $7,500  59,000 57,000 58.000 S10,000 59,000 56,000 56,000 56,000 56,000 8 D (Elan S2s were built for UK and ROW only. Lotus purists insist these are not true Intl. Of course, that begs the question about the eorlier flans with Isuzu engines.) = Silver Cloud II Sal. Silver Cloud II DHC Phantom V Silver (Id III Saloon SCIII HJM DHC (1110) Silver Shadow Sal. Silv Shad MPW Cpe. Silv Shad MPW DHC Comae S1 Coupe Comae Si Cony. Camargue 59-62 60-62 60-67 62-65 62-65 66-76 67-70 67-70 Comiche 52 Coupe Comiche S2 Cone. Silver Shadow II  Silver Wraith II  71-76  75-86  77-81  71-76  77-80  A 2,716 Inc 832 2,297 '50 16,717 571 505 780 Price Range _c 2 $19,000 $100,000 $42,500 530,000 5250,000 515,000 $23,000 $26,000 (Rebadged as Comiches in 1971, with 63/41 engine.) 71-76  1,233 514 310 1,595 8,425 Comiche Convertible  Silver Spirit  Silver Spur  (omiche II Convertible  Comidie III Convertible  Silver Spirit II  Silver Spur II  Comiche IV Convertible  Silver Spur III  Silver Dawn Flying Spur UNBEAM C (MGA/B deduct $2,000 for disc wheels except for Twin Cam/Deluxe. 13 add $1,000 for factory hard top, $500 for overdrive.) D 5/03  (Production number indudes Bentley 12.) 77-80  78-85  81-89  81-90  86-90  90-91  91-92  91-93  92-95  94-95  95  95  Alpine Rdstr. (early style) Tiger Mk 1/IA (260-c.i.) Alpine Roadster Tiger Mk 11 (289-ci.) RIUMPH 1800/2000 Roadster B 9/02 102 Long door 183 Short door 103 (sm. mouth) TR3A (lg. mouth) 1030 104 TR4A 10250 TR6 (small bumpers) TR6 (rubber bumpers) TO? OR? Convertible ORB Coupe TOO Convertible Stag Spike Mk I/11 Spitfire Mk III pimire Spitfire 1500 GT6 Coupe Mk I 016+ (pa. (Mk II) 616 Coupe trik III Griffith 2500 Coupe 2500M Coupe Taimar Roadster Tasmin 280i 53-55 60-67 67 2,145 n/a n/a n/a n/o nto n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 3,000 69,251 64-67 6,498 571 46-49 53-54 54-55 55-57 57-61 62-63 61-64 64-68 68 69-74 75-76 76-81 79-80 80-81 80-81 71-73 62-67 75-80  67-68  69-70  70-74  63-65  71-73  72-77  76-79  78-79  83  84-87  4,501 8,628 inc 13,378 58,236 3,331 40,253 28,465 8,484 94,619 Inc 112,368 mc 2,497 inc n/o 82,982 68-70 65,320 -  , 95,829 15,818 12,066 13,042 300 n/a ti/o 395 258 n/a n/a $5,000 55,000 55,000 525,000 $6,000 $6,000 $6,000 $10,000 $6,000 $7,000 $6,000 $7,500 57,500 $7,000 535,000 510,000 510,000 510,000 515,000 $10,000 510,000 $22,500 $32,000 $25,000 $25,000 $36,000 $16,000 $19,000 $30,000 $16,000 $16,000 $46,000 $68,000 $32,000 $35,000 $90,000 $50,080 $50,000 $65,000 59,000 $5,000 $17,000 $18,080 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 515,000 515,000 515,000 59,500 510,000 512,500 59,500 58,500 $4,000 53,500 54,000 57,500 56,500 54500 54,500 $24,500 5125,000 585,000 540 000 5350 000 527,500 $25,000 533,000 $27,500 $40,000 542,000 $33,000 $45,000 $25,000 $25,000 $55,000 $32,000 $34,000 $72,000 5100,000 $46,000 555,000 $143,000 $65,000 $60,000 575.000 511,000 $8,000 $19,500 524,000 520,000 $22,500 522,500 $22,500 522,500 525,000 512,500 $15,000 515,000 515,000 $12,500 $6,000 54,500 $6 6,000 59,500  58,500  56,500  $6,500 B 11/02 D (182/3, deduct $2,000 for disc wheels, add $750 for overdrive add 51,000 for factory hard top.) B B B 12/00 12/00 7/01 B 11/98 B C 12/02 C B C B F 3/99 3/99 D D C 8 5/96 C 0 0 D B (Deduct $100k for ROD or non-factory conversions. Factory-built DHCs are properly termed 'adaptations') D 5/00 C 11/02 C 4/03 C 4/03 C 4/03


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Toys for Boys at Carail Carail: The Automobilia 5 Alas, I had the same problem as I did umpteen years ago. I wanted the whole basket of candy, but my significant other had only given me enough allowance to bring home a small treat. uddenly I was 10 years old again. As I looked over the Kughns' collection of automobilia and model trains, my eyes became as big as saucers. All this neat stuff was going up for sale, and it could all be mine. I've never seen so many grown-ups pretending to be Casey Jones (actually, Casey Jones, AARP member). These train guys had over 500 lots of seldom-offered pieces to choose from and when a pair of scalemodel Mickey Mouse handcars went for over $5,000, you knew there was going to be serious money chasing stuff this afternoon. Original automotive art covered the walls, and several items sold for well over $30,000. One of almost every piece that sculptor Stanley DEALER'S SIGN. Estimate: $4,000-$8,000. This colorful sign was finished with two colors of neon and was 74" long by 47" tall. It #2240 LARGE PONTIAC NEON - Wanlass has produced was offered, and at the prices they made, it appeared as if this sale reversed the recent market slump for his work. If there were bargains, it was in the multiple-item lots of toys. A group of nine Tootsietoys from the mid-1950s, new in the box, realized a most reasonable $440. Numerous other toy lots were sold at similar prices. And if you didn't care about bargains, you had the chance to bid on the mother of all train sets, a 1,500-square-foot extravaganza that went for $218,500. As the last item was sold and the door closed on the era of his collection, it opened on another as well. A new group of collectors now have the opportunity to display and enjoy the items that Kughn spent a lifetime collecting. It's the way of automobilia, and cars as well. We have the stuff for a while, enjoy it, and then ultimately pass it on to someone else who starts having fun with it all over again.—Carl Bomstead and transformers added as an afterthought. It must have been the provenance of Carail that drove the price to this lofty level. The wiring was not done to code so hopefully the new owner will have it bought up to snuff Smoldering electrical wiring and automobilia collections just don't get on that well. Or maybe they get on too well. #2143 - FIVE LOUIS MARX PLAY- SETS. Estimate: $800-$1,200. This lot contained five tin lithograph playsets including the very desirable Air-Sea Power in its original box, and a Honeymoon Garage Service had numerous chips on the lower edge, a few dents, and some touch-up, but overall was very presentable. Made by Meyers Adv. Inc. Cond: 2. SOLD AT: $9,775. It was not that many years ago that there was a glut of large signs like this one on the market, but obviously, no longer Car collectors are building bigger buildings to display their collections and signs like this are in demand to add visual impact. Sold for a big, but not over the top number #2239 - NEON SIGN. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. This large, dramatic neon sign had been prominently displayed in the Carail automotive display room for many years. It had some paint LARGE MOBIL PEGASUS plus. The Greyhound Bus needed the white trim added to complete the repaint. They sold for about what you would expect. #2353-1921 LINCOLN ROADSTER PEDAL CAR BY TOLEDO LINE. Estimate: $800-$1,600. A totally original pedal car that retains the 80-year-old lettering and exhaust vents painted on the hood. The pin Station in original used condition. Also included was an "Auto Speedway" by American Toy Company that was complete with three key-driven race cars and the popular Roadside Garage. Cond: 2. SOLD AT: $1,150. A toy dealer would come out just fine on this group of very desirable lithograph sets, as the retail price of each set places the total value at close to $2,500. The Roadside set was missing the oil cart and the lights for the gas pumps but they are available, so no big deal. #2095 - TWO IC11GSBURY PRESSED STEEL TOYS. Estimate: $400-$500. Two very desirable examples of windup steel toys. The Greyhound Bus was repainted, while the Lincoln Zephyr Coupe and Travel Trailer striping is still visible and the dash retains the original instruments. A very complete and original example of a desirable pedal car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT: $6,325. Pedal cars are only original once and this is an exciting example of a complete and untouched Toledo Lincoln. It even retains the original headlights and the fragile wind wings. Attempting to restore this should be considered a floggable offense. The estimate was way off the mark on this one, as it could have gone for a bunch more and still have been considered a good buy. #2344-1929 STUDEBAKER DELUXE PEDAL CAR BY STEELCRAFT. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. This was stated to be quite complete and original in appearance. It was also stated that it may have been restored touch-up and was in good working order. It was 104" long by 83" tall, so a large display area was required at its new home. Cond: 2. SOLD AT: $10,925. In today's market this is a $3,500 sign with about $1,500 worth of neon 86 were original and showing signs of having been played with. Cond: 3. SOLD AT: $977. The Travel Trailer was missing two of the cardboard window shades, but usually they're all missing, so having six of the eight was a Sports Car Market


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or cosmetically refreshed in the 1950s or '60s. Cond: 3. SOLD AT: $3,737. This rather average pedal car was missing a headlight and the hood ornament. It was also an obvious repaint. A Christmas photo taken at the Hal Roach Studios was included, showing an example of this model pedal car under the tree. With a leap offaith it may even have been this very one! All the money and then some here. #1562 FLORAL TRAIN LAYOUT. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. This layout was 16' by 8' and included six G and 0 gauge track - been done around the lower section of the hood. Considering the repairs, the price paid was full retail. #2356-"DRINK MOXIE" ADVERTISING DISPLAY PEDAL CAR. Estimate: $4,000-$8,000. The "Moxie" car appeared in several iterations over the years but this is the only known pedal car and the Packard loops. It had been decorated with a floral design for the annual fundraising event for the Detroit Institute of Arts. As originally designed, the layout was decorated by several prominent local florists with fresh cut flowers. Cond: 2. SOLD AT: $6,037. This layout was of manageable size and, considering the lofty prices of the larger layouts, this appeared to be a reasonable purchase. It is a little difficult to picture a burly trainman in his striped overalls and little hat playing with a flowery train set. #2036 - "THE REVERSIBLE COUPE" BY LOUIS MARX. Estimate: $400-$500. This pressed-steel wind-up car is very stylized and has large front and rear bumpers. When it inspired design would date it to the late '20s or early '30s. It remains in original condition with minor paint touch-up. The horse is showing signs of age but is in remarkable condition considering that it is 80 years old. Cond: 3. SOLD AT: $11,213. Several of the original Moxie cars are in collectors' hands, along with toys and numerous pieces of print advertising. However this is the only known pedal car and will made a great display piece in any collection. Just keep the kids away from it. #2379 - "FREE WHEELING" BY STANLEY WANLASS. Estimate: $15,000$20,000. This is one of the best-known examples of the Stanley Wanlass bronzes. The runs into something, the bumper retracts and the car reverses direction. This example was in excellent condition, and while it appears to have been played with, it exhibited little wear. Cond: 2. SOLD AT: $1,645. This very desirable and swoopy toy appears on the cover of the toy book Past Joys, by Ken Borto. Even though this is a very sought-after toy, the price realized was still on the strong side by $300-$400. #2352-1937 FORD WOODY WAGON PEDAL CAR BY GARTON. Estimate: $1,200-$2,200. Stated to be an extremely original example of a very desirable pedal car. The metal hood was original and showing some corrosion, while the rear, which was wood, was more presentable. Cond: 4, SOLD AT: $3,335. It appeared that the frame rails had been replaced and some metal work had January 2004 Orange/Yellow. Odo: 189. This was the only known Whizzer delivery bike that was produced. It was stated to have been built by a Schwinn Whizzer dealer and then offered to Whizzer Motor Company as an addition to its product line. The dealer did obtain a patent for a delivery bike but Whizzer expressed little interest in the device. Cond: 1. SOLD AT: $19,250. Whizzer bikes in excellent condition sell in the $5,000-$6,000 range so this oddity sold properly for three times the money. It was in like-new original condition and will certainly create a sensation at the next Whizz-In Whizzer tour #1567-CARAIL'S MAIN STANDARD GAUGE RAILROAD LAYOUT. This remarkable model train layout covered more than 1,500 square feet and included a highly detailed amusement park with functioning image of a 1937 Alfa Romeo 2.9 and a lady pilot with her dog make this a favorite. Number 11 of 30. Cond: 1. SOLD AT: $21,275. Eighteen examples of Wanlass 'work were offered, which could have easily created a glut and placed further downward pressure on the value of his work. That was not the case, and based on the strong results at this sale, prices have rebounded to where they were five years ago. Buyers looking for a bargain may have missed their window of opportunity. #3003-1949 SCHWINN WHIZZER THREE-WHEEL DELIVERY BIKE. S/N: rides. Eleven separate loops operate on five different levels that include mountains and 12 Lionel Hell Gate Bridges. Construction required the full time effort of two technicians for over a year. Cond: 1. SOLD AT: $218,500. The detail and magnitude of this model train layout was amazing. The physical size and complexity of removal could have limited the bidding activity but a record selling price for a train set was achieved I'd sure like to see the room it 's going to end up in.• 87


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Motobilia / Carl Bomstead $8,000 For Nuts, Bolts and Beams Object:  Auction: Estimate: ick Kughn's involvement with toy trains began when he was just seven years old. He found some parts from a discarded train set in the trash and brought them home. As he got older, the natural progression of interest led him to build a 1923 Model T Touring from parts salvaged in junkyards. D As an adult, Kughn collected many things: cars, trains, pedal cars, toys, and art, among other collectibles. Like many intense and consummate collectors, his acquisitions eventually outgrew his available space and the generosity of his friends and neighbors who were providing additional storage. So Kuglui purchased a warehouse in Detroit and converted it to "a recreational room away from home" that he named "Carail." Kughn had over 50 different Erector Sets, 1928 Erector Sets Number 10 and 12, In Box—Lot #2193 RM Carail Auction; Dearborn, MI; September 19-21, 2003 $2,000-$4,000 Sale Price: $8,050, including 15% buyer's premium manufactured between 1913 and 1966. They were offered during the second of a three-part auction conducted by RM Auctions to help the Kughns downsize their holdings. Bill Bean, an active Erector Set collector and author of two books on the subject, explained that the maker of the sets, A.C. Gilbert Company, was bought out by American Flyer, thus Kughn's interest in trains carried over to the intricate sets of nuts, screws, girders and wheels. Bean described the Kughn Erector Set collection as "a nice representation," though several collections he knows of contain as many as 500 different sets. The first Erector Sets were manufactured in 1913 and two from that year were offered by RM. Both were considered complete and Bike Buys / Paul Duchene 1983 Honda CB1100F T he CB1100F was Honda's last twinrear-shock Superbike. It's a big bike, weighing in at 582 lbs., but the fourvalve engine boasts 96 horsepower, more than enough for street riding. Motorcyclist magazine tested the CB1100F in December 1982 and turned an 11.38-second, 118.5-mph quarter mile. The steel frame is reinforced, and the rear swing-arm pivots on needle bearings. Thirty-nine millimeter forks have anti-dive valves and the bike uses three disc brakes. But it wasn't the model that enthusiasts in the U.S. were clamoring for. They wanted the CB1100R, a 514-pound, air-cooled, cross-frame four-cylinder rocket ship. In Ron Haslam's hands, the 140-plus mph CB110OR swept the 1981 British Streetbike series—no one else won a race. The limited-production bike was hot, sporting a red, white and blue paint scheme with shiny gold wheels. American riders drooled, but Honda wouldn't sell it here. Instead, the US had to wait two years for our version, the CB1100F. The F model dropped the R's full fairing in favor of a bikini fairing, lost the clip-ons for standard handlebars, and exchanged the full-race seat for one that would permit a passenger. The tough-look- 88 ing race bike had become a convent roadster. onal To add insult to injury, 1983 was the same year that Honda launched the water-cooled, 750-cc, V4 Interceptor. As both bikes sold for about $3,700, buyers could opt for the oldtech, air-cooled CB1100F or spring for the latest and greatest. Most chose the Interceptor. A handful of gray market CB1100R's exist in the U.S. and there's an absolutely rabid collector club in Britain. All this results in the CB1100F roadsters being relatively ignored. Because of this they can be bought on the cheap: Sometimes decent examples will sell for less than $1,000. Weak points are few, but the cam chain tensioners should be checked. All acrossthe-- frame models were known for alternator failures because of light gauge wires. If one goes, it will set you back about $300 plus $100 labor. If you want a vintage exotic, at an affordable price, the Honda CB1100F merits a look. While the F may have touring equipment, it's got the heart of a racer. • Perfect CB1100F Owner: Thinks Interceptor owners are sissies Fun to ride: **** Ease of maintenance: Appreciation: 1111Wf (***** is best) Colors:  red with white/blue, blue with white/red Number produced:  Engine:  Years produced:  Transmission:  Weight:  Cost of full service/tune:  Engine #:  Price new:  Value today:  Frame #:  1983 only less than 5,000 1062-cc, air-cooled four-cylinder five-speed 514 lb $3,688 $1,000-$3,500 about $200, including valve adjustment ahead of starter on left side on head stock Sports Car Market very rare. In his 25 years of collecting, Bean said, he had seen only a few of the first-year sets. Set Number 1, Lot 2168, sold for $999, while Set Number 2, Lot 2166, sold for about half that amount at $466. Several of the elaborate sets were complete with thick manuals. However, rather than providing step-by-step instructions for the budding engineer, they simply offered a variety of illustrations of the finished product. According to Bean, the rarest Erector Sets were offered in 1926-1928 and came in wood chests of drawers. They were expensive toys for the era, selling for about $70. The wood-boxed sets offered here—Lot 2193—were from 1928 and sold for $8,050 including fees. Bean predicted that it would sell for close to that figure, so the auction estimate of $2,000–$4,000 would have to be considered low. I recall the hours my buddies and I spent with our Erector Sets and how, at least in my memory, we put everything away when we were done. I don't remember which sets we had, but I do recall that my mother threw mine away when I went off to college. Sadly, another investment opportunity wasted.•


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Twenty Year Picture Dial 911 $25,000 $22,500 - $20,000 $17,500 $15,000 - $12,500 $10,000 $7,500 $5,000 $2,500 0 1985 1984  1986  1987 1988 1989 1990  1991 1992  1993 11  1995  1994  1997 1996  1998  .___  1999 2000 11965911 • 1973 911S •1978 911SC Prices are for cars in excellent condition. This information is provided courtesy of the Black Book and Cars of Particular Interest Value Guide. CPI is the guide most often used by credit unions to determine loan values of collectible domestic and imported cars. Ph: 888.760.2267, www.blackbookusa.com • Mystery Photo Answers a mechanic. NY "Just one more push"-356 giving birth to John McNulty, West Winfieg — "Roy" showed a propensity for thrusting his head into the mouths of dangerous white beasts even before his fateful pairing with "Siegfried".—Lawrence Hamilton Pugh, New Orleans, LA I kept telling him- 1) the suitcase won't fit in the trunk, 2) that's not the trunk lid, 3) there's something else in there already, 4) the trunk is at the other end of the car. I give up.—Jim Rosenthal, Annapolis, MD I know I hid that spare key in here somewhere. — Bob Kraft, Merced, CA I thought they said these Corvairs are easy to maintain!—Chuck Pratt, Tallulah Falls, GA Every week the "slave ship" 356 would deliver twelve more illegal immigrants and their tools to Dr. Porsche's factory, each stepping into the disinfectant footbath before going to work crafting the legendary German sports cars. "Why can't Porsche use a *#!%@* drain -or90  plug like everyone else?" fumed Klaus as he tugged the sump udders during another routine servicing. The new technician arrived safely today, albeit via a breech delivery.—Bill Orth, Highlands Ranch, CO. -Or- Can you hear me now? —Jeff Johnson, Palos Verdes, CA Got Oil?—John Dickinson, Mill Val- ley, CA I know it's blood, that was my head you hammered! — Glenn Pierce, Fresno, CA Dwayne was, of course, the perfect person for the job, having been brought up on a dairy ranch in Wisconsin.-Chic Gast, Sonoma, CA While waiting for the Holsteins to come home, Heinrich tries his hand at milking the Speedster.—dasper@aoLcom Yeeehow! Cold hands!—Winston Chew, San Jose, CA Caught up in the euphoria of the moment, the Munich chapter of the Shriners tried to set the record for number of clowns in a Porsche (pre-Cayenne category). No matter how much Rotella 10W50 they used, they couldn't get Otto in past his shoulders.—Michele Deltergo, via e - mail And this month's winner of a sure-tobe-collectible-someday 1:18 scale model courtesy of Dave Kinney 's USAppraisal is Jeff Johnson, of Palos Verdes, CA for understanding that good cell reception is where you find it. • Sports Car Market , _ 2001 2002 2003


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Thanks for an opportunity to live the dream of car collecting through the pages of your magazine. All this for less than $5.00 per month. Enjoyment: priceless.—Alex Gershanok, Pittsburgh, PA My wife and I enjoy reading the auction commentary and having a good laugh! —Brian and Cathy Doyle, Lake Dallas, TX Great source of info and values for professional appraisers.—Judge D. Renwick, Toronto, ON Same question every year: SCM or Play- boy? Both magazines fire the emotion, fuel the passion, and display objects of desire in full living color. Only difference: SCM does it better. Here's my money. Again.—William Comments With Your Renewal Mihalic, Rochester, MI Centerfold of a naked Jag 120 SE. —Robert Constable, Camarillo, CA. Perhaps you should get in touch with Mr Mihalic and work something out.—K.M. Upgrading subscription to Gold. Keep up the great work!—Steve McCutcheon, Grimsby, ON I have been with you all and reading your publication for several years. I very much like how it continues to get better with each issue. You come across as nice people who genuinely love cars—and your readers! —Brian Smith, Yellowstone National Park, WY The newsstand cover is horrible. Must it be so?—Alexander von Wolff, San Francisco, CA. It's better now. We're learning. — K.M I want the subscription that lasts forever. —Ralph Edwards Jr., Morgantown, NC More car profiles with Maseratis and other underdogs of the collector car world. —Marco Cerqueria, Kearny, NJ Your VW Thing was not the first to challenge Cape Kiwanda in Pacific City. Cobra CSX 2341 was on the sands circa 2000 when my son Christian, age 16, experienced only his second 4-speed. —Fred Ceroli, Pacific City, OR. Fred, I think the deep donuts he cut are still there.—KM And thanks to all ofyou for your thoughtful comments and your renewals.— Cindy Banzer and Keith Martin.• FORT McDOWELL CASINO • JANUARY 16-19 2004 • 500 CARS EXPECTED QMMISSION 7% with reserve... 4% without reserve Nifter sold this '57 Chevy 2111 for $125,000 at 8/03 Auction. kaa  • - a is a L L  a L Fort McDowell Arizona January 16-19 • Fort McDowell Casino • 500 cars • Near Scottsdale, A.7, Puyallup, Washington February 7-8 • Ili'stern Wash. fairgrnds. • 200 cars • WI Corvette Hi Performance Meet Reno in the Spring Max' 1-2 • At John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel/Casino in Sparks • 250 cars Jackson Hole, Wyoming July 3-4 • Teton Village - July 4th Weekend • 150 cars • Mangy Moose Saloon grounds Reno, Nevada August 5-8 • Reno - Hot August Nights Auction • 800 cars • RenolSparks Convoion Center Reno, Nevada August 5 7* Five Star Auction • 150 cars • Rena/Sparks Convention Center Sun Valley, Idaho September 4-5 • Sun Valley Lodge - Labor bay Weekend • 250 cars wzvw.SilverAuctions.com for calendar, cars scheduled, market reports of sold cars, buying & selling tips ...visit COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS January 2004  91


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Glovebox Notes A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM stable. *fr:r12rti is best 2004 CHEVROLET SSR EIBACH PRO-KIT SPRING UPGRADE FOR 911 BRITISH CAR HOLIDAY CARDS Neat Stuff / Bengt Halvorson Price as tested: $41,995 Likes: The latest entry into the look-at-me parade; fenders and hood pay tribute to Chevy pickups of the not-too-immediate past; cool clamshell automatic top/tonneau mechanism; even cooler interior design. Gripes: Drives like a bad 40-year-old-truck (Guys—you went too far with this tribute thing); claustrophobic cockpit; truck bed that makes a Lincoln Blackwood's look versatile; for three grand more you can have a new 'Vette; how long till that look-at-me thing gets old? Overall ownership experience: *** Verdict: Another example of a major manufacturer looking for a way to connect with middle-aged, would-be car guys. Now you can head to your local GM store for a hotrod truck, another "instant classic" without the hassles, or the cachet, of the real deal. If it drove better or had a usable bed there'd be something here, but as it sits the SSR is just the thing to trade in your Prowler or 2002 Thunderbird for.—Dave Kinney Fun to drive: ** Fun to look at: ***** 2004 MAYBACH 57 This premium spring kit from Eibach claims both improved handling and a better look for your '88 to '94 911/964. The kit lowers the front by about 1.3 inches and the rear by about an inch. Designed and tuned by experienced chassis engineers and professional drivers, the upgrade kit offers improved performance, reduced dive and squat, and better stability while maintaining comfortable ride quality. The reduced fender-well gap gives a sportier stance, as well. Carries a ten-year warranty, and fits all Coupe, Cabrio, and Targa models, except Turbo. Price: $348. The Tire Rack, 888/541-1777, www.tirerack.com . TIRE REPAIR AND INFLATION SYSTEM Here's a new system to help seal puncture flats: Just screw a bottle of sealant into the special port on this compressor and inflate the tire. You won't have to deal with finicky aerosol cans that need to be shaken, held Price as tested: $311,700 Likes: The faster you drive, the smaller it feels. Loaded with techo-baubles. Champagne cooler between rear seats. A high-speed, hightech drawing room on wheels. Gripes: Front grille stolen from Lincoln parts bin, rest of styling not inspired. Slab sides prone to parking lot dings. Can't get cool airline-style reclining seats in short-wheelbase 57 (available only on 62). Fun to drive: Fun to look at: ** at a particular angle, and probably don't have enough pressure to adequately inflate the tire. It's much safer too, because the sealant is non-flammable and can be used at any temperature. The rest of the device can be used as a normal compressor/inflator when the sealant bottle isn't hooked up. Plugs into a standard cigarette lighter socket, and has a 10-foot power cord and 20-inch air hose. Price: $34.99. J.C. Whitney, 800/529-4486, wwwjcw.com. CLASSIC FORD ORNAMENTS Just in time to slip them on a classic car lover's holiday tree, here's a set of ornaments representing classic Ford vehicles. The set of three includes a red Overall ownership experience: Cr*** Verdict: Both BMW and Mercedes just made up all-new cars to create in the ultra-luxury category. However, BMW got to call its car a Rolls-Royce, and gained instant heritage. Mercedes has to convince us that Maybach is more than a name yanked out of its archives.—Keith Martin* 92 In this age of e-mail, sending out printed holiday season cards to friends and associates may mean more than ever before. If old English sports cars are your passion, these cards will be perfect. They measure approximately 4 by 6 inches, with a medium weight and glossy finish, and do not come with envelopes. Available with four different cars/themes: MGA, MGT, Bentley, and MG Midget. Price: $1.00 each. Moss Motors, 800.667.7872, www.mossmotors.com. CLASSIC M-B DESIGNER PURSE Created for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts by Moulon of Beverly Hills, this black faux leather designer purse has silver-toned metal trim and protective feet, plus a detachable shoulder strap, multiple zippered compartments, and a dust bag. Wouldn't it look nice on the seat of the new SLR you're planning on surprising your significant other with on Christmas day. Measures 12 by 10 by 3 inches. Price: $44.99. Moulon of Beverly Hills, 714.992.8010, www.moulonofbeverlyhills.com . VISI-FLARE STROBING BEACON There has to be a better solution than fumbling with temperamental roadside flares in damp, cold winter weather. Enter the Visi-Flare, originally designed for use by law enforcement and rescue agencies and carrying an endorsement from the AAA. The powerful strobe light can run for up 1956 Thunderbird, a cream 1964-1/2 Mustang, and a red 1948 F-1 pickup. Each resin ornament is about 5-1/2 inches long. Price: $24.00 for the set. The Ford Collection, 888.380.6901,www.fedealerstore.com. to 16 hours on two D-size batteries or up to 8 hours on two Cs. The 9-inch-tall flare comes with three different bases: a weighted one for use on the road, a hanger attachment for windows, and a suction-cup attachment that can grip the side of a vehicle. Waterproof to 330 feet. Price: $39.95. AutoSport, 800.953.0814, www.autosportcatalog.com .• Sports Car Market


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SCM Classifieds Info Showcase Gallery Ad Just $44/month ($66 non-subscribers). Text-Only Classified Ad Just S15/month ($25 non-subscribers) E-mail Showcase photo (300 dpi jpg) and/or text to artdirgsportscarmarket.com . Or call Kirsten at 503.261.0555s 202; fax 503.253.2234. We will call you for Visa/MC. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline is the 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. 1989 Ferrari 3280TS, 44,000 miles (70,500 kms), Rosso Come w/blk int. Excellent condition. Original Canadian car but will meet all DOT/EPA requirements. Fully documented service, all tools & books. Always properly stored. No stories. $52,000 obo. Stephen Ross 1.800.290.6643 1963 Aborth 850 TCR Radialle, s/n 2144608. True and correct 850 TCR updated by factory to full 1000 specification, including suspension, chassis & engine. Spares include very rare 850 engine with Kugellischer injection. $56,500. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, fantasyjundioncom. (CA) 1963 Corvene Roadster "USRRC"/SOVREN & CSRG legal B/P race car. 327 rid. Iron Straight Plug Chevy heads, Holly earl), Hooker Headers, Muncie 4-speed, roll cage, fuel cell, 7" American Racing wheels. Fast & reliable, fully sorted and ready to race. Extra set of 7" American Racing wheels and tires. $46,000. Kurt Kallberg 541549.0549. (OR) 1959 MGA Twin Cam Coupe - One of he best examples of this rare MG. Rally seats, Weber curbs, driving lights, center lock Dunlop wheels and other period performance options. $29,500. For info and photos 708.370.1254. (IL) 1995 Ferrari 45661. Verde Silverstone Metallic with Beige leather. 27,500 miles on well cared for and serviced Califomia cart. Books and tools. $82,500. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, fantasyjundion.com . '(CA) 1980 45051 Meticulously maintained. Runs & drives perfectly. Back seat, Euro lights, both tops. No needs. All offers considered. jameskotz@a.com, 847.949.4303. (IL) 1930 Rolls-Royce P-II Windover divided window limousine. Well & properly cared for example. Has successfully taken parr in many Club tours. Runs & drives well. Many interesting details including twin folding seats. $45,000. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, fantusyjundion.com . (CA) 1973 BMW C.SL Outstanding condition. Restoration included full and proper rebuild of all sheet metal induding NOS panels. Suspension, brakes, driveline and interior likewise restored to 2001 Palo Alto Concours dasswinning standard. As tight and sharp as new. S56500.Fonittsy Junction, 510.653.7555, fantasyjunction.com . (CA) 1993 Mercedes 300CE Convertible, Silver/Grey Leather, 122,000km (76,000 miles). A proine 1 owner, Vancouver car with no accidents & service history. Clear title. Classic & collectable. $34,900 CAD. Contact, Duncan at 604.761.2277. 1966 Mercedes 3005E, Cream Beige/Ian Leather, 128,000 miles. Absoloutly pristine. A 3 owner, British Columbia, Canada vehide. Completely restored and documented. Clear title. $19,900 CAD. Contort, Duncan at 604.761.2277. 1963 Dellosse Formula 4 Vintage Racecar. Reliable 2 Cyl NSU Prinz power & suspension (630cc, 55 HP), Nicely built, Very Rare, First Monterey Historics 1974. Argentina/Fangio history, CSRG accepted. Many spares included, $65001080, fits tall driver, 925.229.5644. RBV/S@Chevrontexaco.com (CA) Travel begins here . . . 1968 Race Ready Vintage Corvette 408 rid, 4-bolt main caps, steel creek, (rower rods, forged aluminum pistons, camp. cam, oversized Ferria valves, Crain roller rockers, Bodix aluminum heads, 750 Halley, ceramic coated headers, MSP ignition, fuel cell. Trailer, extra wheels, tires, body, and suspension ports, log book, history. $40,000 Paul 203.421.0430 or203.530.5857. (CT) 1965 Mustang Convertible. Metallic silver blue, 289 08, new white top/interior, seldom driven since 1998 professional restoration, automatic, power steering, power brakes, wire wheel covers - always garaged and immaculate, $24,500. 772.834.8907; gdrescher@adelphia.net . (FL) Stephanie Warrington The Official Travel Agent for Sports Car Market Specializing in International Travel, Custom Vacations & Groups email: stephanie@wtpdx.com  503.231.5103  800.594.0805  1965 Lotus 26R S2 S/N 26-52-30. Most original & correct 268 anywhere. 1965 SCCA National Champion (Bill Young). Frequent overall & class winner in West Coast vintage races. 180 HP DBE all steel T/C, 1300 lbs. Concours quality restoration 1999. $100,000 firm. Dave 209.7545802 M-F (CA) 1975 NASCAR/IMSA Ford Torino Just returned from Goodwood. David Pearson and I had our fun and now it's time to move on. Built through the combined efforts of Bill France, Holman & Moody, IMSA, and Le Mans. Driven by David Pearson to 1st in GTO class, 16th overall in '76 Daytona 24. $69,000. Gene Felton Restorations 770.594.9660 www.genefeltonrestorations.com (TX) 700 NE Multnomah, #478 Portland OR 97232 World Travel Inc. Stereeylustin's AUTOMOBILIA Limited Edition Art & Collectibles 1638 SE 11th Ave Canby, OR 97013 (503) 266-4079 or (800) 452-8434 1958 Devin "D" Professionally restored VSCCA correct car with Log Book. Porsche engine w/Shasta 86mm pistons & jugs, Vic Skirmants heads & cam. Many upgrades, show car quality, as well as a real vintage race car. $35,000 Don Arey 928.284.3993 (Al) 1963 Triumph Spitfire Bare frame-up restoration, very fast. Numerous spares. CSRG logbook. $10,000 Lou Figone 707.732.0365 email: steveaustin@canby.com www.steveaustinsautomobilia.com Official Organizer of SCM's Historic and Collector Car Tours


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Resource Directory Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 503.261.7127 x204 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. 33-01 42 99 20 20, fax 33 01 42 99 20 AUCTION COMPANIES Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le  - Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694, fax 480.421.6697. 3020 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. e-mail: info@barrettjackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) 21. Maison de vente aux encheres, 7, Rood-Point des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris. e-mail: artcurial@auction.fr. www.poulainlefurcom. (FR) Barrett- 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103; Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 111H. 44.207.228.8000, fax 44.207.585.0830. www.bonhams.com. (CA) Christie's.  Bonhams.  415.391.4000,  fax 310.385.0246. 360 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. www.christies.com. (CA) Dana Mecum Auction Company. 815.568.8888, fax 815.568.6615. P.O. Box 422, Marengo, IL 60152. www.mecumauction.com. (IL) eBay Motors, a part of eBay Inc. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Visit the "Services" section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. 310.385.2699,  fax 730630, fax 44.1925 730830 Whitegate Farm, Hatton Lane, Hatton, Cheshire, UK. WA4 4BZ info@classic-auctions.co.uk, www.classic-auclions.com. (UK) Kruse InternationaL 800.968.4444, fax 260.925.5467. P.O. Box 190, Auburn, IN 46706. www.lcruseintemational.com . H&H Classic Auctions. 44.1925 (IN) Kensington Motor Group, Inc. 631.537.1868, fax 631.537.2641. P.O. Box 2277, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. KenMotor@aol.com. (NY) 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262. classiccarauction.com. (CA) Palm Springs Auctions Inc-Keith McCormick. 760320.3290, fax fax 519.351.1337 One Classic Car Dr., Blenheim, ON NOP 1AO. www.rmauctions.com . (CAN) 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@spokane.net; www.silverauctions.com. (WA) Russo and Steele. 602.252.2697, www.russoandsteele.com . (AZ) Silver  Auctions.  800.255.4485, Santiago Collector Car Auctions. 800.994.2816, fax 405.843.6251. 7321 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73116. E-mail Rocky: rockydb5@sbcglobal.net . (OK) APPRAISALS Dave Brownell's Vintage Auto Appraisals. Phone 802362.4719; 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, donation, estate, expert witness. E-mail: dbrownell@sprynetcom. (VT) Charles W. Clarke. Phone.fax: 860.658.2714. Automotive consultant and appraiser. Hartford, Connecticut area base. State of Connecticut licensed. 40-plus years automotive experience, appraisals and wherewithal to address most any situation. We can travel. E-mail: cwccars@cox.net. (CT) Cosmopolitan  206.467.6531, fax 206.467.6532. Complete appraisal services for any and all vehicles of particular note. Over 1 billion dollars in Motors  94  RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371, Fur. worldwide experience. We will help you in your time of need: We negotiate for you. Settlements, insurance, disputes, estates, prepurchase, donations, etc. E-mail: appraisals@cosmopolitanmotors.com. (WA) USAppraisal. 703.759.9100. 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. Call or visit our Web site. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). E-mail: dhkinney@usappraisal.corn; www.usappraisal.com. (VA) Joseph L. Troise Appraisals. 415332.8183. Serving SF Bay Area and northern California. Prompt, personal, professional and affordable service for insurance, legal, IRS and pre-purchase inspection. Free phone consultations. joetro@pacbeltnet; www.bestyellow.com.claaaic.index.htm. (CA) Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886. Serving 33 states, valuation, insurance, divorce, trusts, estates. charitable gifts, diminished value, pre-purchase inspections, expert witness. www.autoappraisal.com , e-mail: aag@autoappraisalcom. "Not just one man's opinion." (VA) Classic Car Research. 248.557.2880. fax 248.557.3511. 15 years in business, IAAA, for loans, estates, divorce, insurance and pre-purchase. Detroit area, will travel. www.jmkclassiccars.com or kawifreek®msn.com . (M1) Dean V. Kruse. 260.927.1111, fax 260.920.2222. Certified appraiser with 35 years in the business, appraisals completed for most of nationwide banks and insurance companies. Kruse International auctions more than 10,000 collector cars per year. One car or collections, donators, estates, disputes, pre-purchase inspections, attorneys, buyers, sellers. All inquiries kept confidential. E-mail: dkruse@myvine.com. (IN) Featherman & Co. Inc. 610.645.5595. Scott Featherman has over 20 years experience and is both a certified IAAA appraiser and ASE master technician. Complete services include appraisals, pre-purchase inspections, expert witness and advisory. Personal, prompt, confidential—available nationwide. For more information, see our ad this issue. E-mail: scott@feathco.com, Web: www.FeathermanCo.com . (PA) AUTOMOBILIA Spyder Enterprises: 831.659.5335, fax 831.659.5335. Authentic vintage posters, postcards, memorabilia (1960s and earlier); mainly focused on Porsche, Ferrari and racing. Leather accesories for Porsche 356; Halon fire extinguishers for your classic car; Ferrari 250.275.330 repro tool kits. Free 36 page list of all items by e-mail at: singer356@aotcom. (NY) L'art et Pautomobile gallery & auction house: 631329.8580. 25 years of experience, 2 auctions yearly (June & December), catalog subscription $20.year or online at www.arteauto.com. We cany a large collection of out-of-print books, vintage posters, prints, artwork, literature, memorabilia, etc. E-mail: jvautoart@aol.com, fax: 631.329.8589. (NY) LLC. 206.467.6531, fax 206.467.6532. 2030 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121. Experts in collector cars worldwide. Whether buying, selling, evaluating, consigning or appraising, we cut the edge on the current market. Over 1 billion dollars in worldwide experience. Top prices paid; from one car to entire collections, condition and location are no obstacles. "We covet the rare and unusual, BUY.SELLGENERAL Cosmopolitan  Motors  LLC. whether pedigreed or proletarian." E-mail: sales@cosmopolitatunotors.com. (WA) eBay Motors, a part of eBay Inc. The World's Online Marketplace. Consistently ranked the best automotive site on the Web by Nielsen.NetRatings. Everyday drivers, collector cars, auto parts and accessories, motorcycles and automobilia. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Every vehicle transaction is covered by $20,000 in free insurance. Visit the "Services" section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555, fax 510.653.9754, www.fantasyjunction.com , e-mail sales@fantasyjunction.com . Specializing in European collectible autos and racing cars from the 1920s to the 1970s, with over 50 cars in stock. Bruce Trenery has over 25 years experience in this business, based in the East Bay area. Clients and contacts worldwide with satisfaction as the hallmark. 1145 Park Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608. (CA) Grand Prix Classics. 858.4593512, fax 619.459.3512. Specialize in the buying and selling of historic sports cars and lacing cars. Large extensive poster inventory. Automotive books, videos, art library. 7456 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037. E-mail: i nfo@grandprixclassics.com ; www.grandprixclassics.com. (CA) Oldtimer Garage. 41.31.819 00 00, fax 41.31.819 51 91. Gurbestrasse 3, CH-3125, Toffen, Bern, Switzerland. www.oldtimergarage.com . (CH) www.historicalcars.com We BuyWe Sell-We Find. Europe.US.Asia.Far East. If you are looking to buy or sell a vehicle(s) with historic or collector appeal, try us. 30 years of experience, your satisfaction our priority. Any time—Any place—Anywhere. www.historicalcars.com . MotorCities.com- lector car or motorcycle in 30 days or less or you don't pay!-You pay nothing up front, 1-5% commission upon sale-Custom-Built eBay Auction Pages-Digital Photography Services-Free Market Appraisal-Give us a shot! There's nothing to lose-Phone: 801.792.1882, Fax: 443.342.0755, E-mail: sales@motorcities.com. (UT) We'll sell your colCOUKTOR CAR FINANOW J.J. Best Banc & Company. 800.USA.1965, fax 508.945.6006. The largest national leader on Antique, Classic, Exotic, Rod and Sports Cars with rates starting at 4.99% and long terms from 5 to 12 years. Call, fax or e-mail your application today for quick 10 minute approval. 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Classic and specialty cars delivered anywhere in the USA. Special event services, including Pebble Beach, Monterey Histories, BarrettJackson, and Auburn. Standard-of-theindustry service since 1970. www.passporttransport.com . (MO) Passport Transport. 800.325.4267, 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) 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. www.intercitylines.com. (MA) Sports Car Market


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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. (PA) Concours  Transport  Jaguar JAGUAR PARTS AT WHOLESALE PRICING Huge Factory Fresh Original Parts Inventory Ready To Ship to/Overnight Deliveg CALL MONTE SHELTON JAGUAR: 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. fredlcoller@ concourstransport.com , www.concourstransport.com. (WA) ENGUSH 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. Pick-up and delivery arranged. Call Jeff Palmero. (NY) AC JWF Restorations, Inc. 503.643.3225, fax 503.646.4009. Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 972254615 USA. AC restoration specialist. 35 years experience. Partial to fill restorations done to street or concours standards. (OR) AC Owner's Club Limited. 503.643.3225, fax 503.646.4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225.4615 USA. The World's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. (OR) Austin-Healey Austin-Healey Club USA. 888.4AH- CUSA, fax 503.528.0533. 8002 NE Hwy 99, Ste B PMB 424, Vancouver, WA 98665-8813. Oldest national AustinHealey club and factory club heritage. The resource for all current and future owners. Members receive Austin-Healey Magazine, Resource Book, calendar, tech assistance, book discount. Annual dues still just $35. Visa.MC accepted. Visit our Web site: www.healey.org. (OR) Aston Martin 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. (OK) 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.Vinta geRacingServices.com , www.AutomotiveRestorations.com . (CT) Aston Martin Owners Club East Coast and Canada Contact: Robert Stockman, Chairman: 386.446.8081 386.445.6000 RMSAMRAD@PCFL.com 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. (FL) January 2004  Re-Originals. 281.807.1945,  fax 281.807.1946. THE US source for original, complete seats and seat covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit viww.reoriginals.com for complete listing. (TX) Repairs/Restoration 1-800-819-5681 I  I Jaguar Clubs of North America 888.CLUBJAG, Write: JCNA, 1000 Glen brook Road, Anchorage, KY 40223. 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 magazine. www.jcna.com. (BC) Morgan Northshore Sportscars. 847.247.0447. 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. Rolls-Royce/Bentley 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. VintageRacingServices.com, AutomotiveRestorations.com . (CT) 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. (WA) ALFA ROMEO Parts Jon  Norman's  Alfa  Parts. 510.525.9435, fax 510.524.3636. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. (CA) Centerline. 303.447.0239, fax 303.447.0257. Restoration and replacement parts, Giulietta through 164. Free catalog. www.centerlinealfa.com . (CO) International  Auto  800.788.4435, Parts 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, VA 229069036. (VA) 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@aol.com, 12895 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006. alfaromeo-restorations.com (CA) 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. (OR) 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. (OR) FERRARI/MASERATI/IAMBORGHINI 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. (OR) 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. (CA) 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 email: info@italparts.com. Buy Italian engines.parts.cars of pre-war period and '50s and early '60s. (IT) I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis. 310.274.7440, fax 310.274.9809, simonrandy@aol.com. If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please, call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. Randy Simon. (CA) Re- Originals. 281.807.1945, Thomas Shaughnessey Consulting. 949.366.6211, fax 949.366.6827. Professional buyer of Ferraris, primarily '50s, '60s and '70s. Also have extensive Lambo and Maser experience. Additionally deal in Ferrari engines. Plus-have more than 350 Ferrari wheels in stock. Call today for straight talk and honest advice. San Clemente, CA. Automotive Restorations, 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.VintageRacingServices.com , www.AutomotiveRestorations.com . (CT) GERMAN Mercedes-Benz Alex Dearborn in Topsfield, MA. 978.887- 6644, fax 978.887.3889. Buying, selling and trading vintage Mercedes. Specializing in 300SLs. Large database of older MBs. www.dearbomauto.com. (MA) Gull Wing Group International. Gary Estep, 530.345.6701. 776 Cessna, Chico, CA 95928. Dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of 1954 to 1963 MercedesBenz 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. (CA) 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 $45/yr. www.mbca.org . (CO) Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARLVRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.VintageRacingServices.com , www.AutomotiveRestorations.com . (CT) Porsche fax 281.807.1946. THE US source for original, complete seats and seat covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit www.reoriginals.com for complete listing. (TX) 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) 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.symbolicmotors.com . (CA) 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, Lotuscall me first or call me last. I'll make you the best cash offer. Buyers, let me use my 20,000-car database to help you find a car, or verify the history of one you are looking at. www.ferraris-online.com . (CA) Originals. 281.807.1945, Sicurvetro windshields for Porsche 356. Speedster bucket seats, driving seats for all models. www.reoriginals.com. (TX) AMERICAN Shelby Shelby American Automobile Club. 860.364.0449, fax 860.364.0769. P.O. Box 788, Sharon, CT 06069. Over 5,000 members, 50 Regions throughout the world. Dedicated to the care and preservation of the cars that Carroll Shelby produced. Two national conventions a year, semi-annual magazine, bi-monthly newsletter as well as a registry. (CT)* 356 Registry. 810.688.9090, fax 810.688.9091. 356 Registry, 3359 Kings Mill Rd, North Branch, MI 48461. A club for those interested in 356 Porsches. The Registry Magazine is published six times a year. 356 ownership not necessary. Dues $30 annually. 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•ewatch A For instance, a Dr. Pepper masonite bus sign, dated 1941, was offered on eBay recently with the statement that it had been appraised at the Antiques Roadshow on a recent visit to Oklahoma City. This sign was a mess: It had lost paint and had visible road tar stains, but it was stated that the "experts" had valued it between $2,500 and $3,000. re the "experts" always correct when it comes to setting prices? Not always—at times they miss the mark by a wide margin. At the end of its seven-day auction, the sign had received only eight bids and had not met the reserve. High bid was only $455. So what is the sign worth? Obviously not the high value assigned by the "experts." Personally, I'd cast my vote with what the market offered—less than a fifth of what the experts thought. by Carl Bomstead dealer was happy making his $600, and I'm sure Paul was even happier to end up owning one plate for free, with $600 left over for new acquisitions. We can only hope that his father, English-car specialist Peter Hageman, didn't charge too usurious an amount of interest! EBAY MOTORS #2432848174-1963 FORD PICKUP WITH ALL WOOD BODY. First Bid: $1,000. Number of Bids: 0. NOT SOLD AT: $1,000. Date Not Sold: 9/21/ 2003. Woodies are hot, but this one was not. the bunch. One in very nice condition sold at Bonhams Quail Lodge auction in 2002 for the bargain price of $4,830. Another was sold by a New England dealer shortly thereafter for a rumored $12,000. This example is very rough but arrangements have already been made for its professional restoration, which in this case would be well justified. EBAY #3556031390—TOOTSIETOY SPEEDWAY SET WITH BOX. First Bid: $9.99. Number of Bids: 18. SOLD AT: $973. Date Sold: 10/06/2003. This set dated from the '30s and was complete with eight cars and a paper raceway. The cars included a Stutz Bearcat, a Blitzen Benz, a Packard and others. The co orful graphics on the box and the overall excellent condition, considering the age of the set, resulted in a strong but realistic final bid. EBAY MOTORS #2433907054 - 1976 AMC GREMLIN. First Bid: $100. Number of Bids: 15. SOLD AT: $1,500. Date Sold: 9/ 27/2003. This Sunshine Yellow Gremlin was And sometimes even professionals let one get away. Paul Hageman recently bought a pair of 1967 Monte Carlo Rallye plates from a dealer at this year's Concorso Italiano. Paul, a delightful young man who is a junior in high The outer limits of bad taste were pushed by this one, even at 72 dpi. The Redwood fenders and Douglas Fir body failed to inspire even the most desperate to offer an opening bid. Was actually built by a guy named "Woody," but that didn't seem to get any bidders very excited either. school, has been around vintage cars for years and amazes many with his knowledge and experience. He collects Rallye plates and has them displayed in his bedroom—better decorations than posters of Britney, I think. With a small loan from his father, he bought the pair of Monte Carlo plates for a bit over $600. Researching the plates in Maurice Louche's new book on the Monte Carlo Rallye, he found that number 219 was from the Porsche 911S that was driven to a third place by Vic Elford and David Stone. Paul offered his extra plate on eBay with a detailed explanation of its history and included three photographs referenced in the book, including one showing the plate on the 911S. After a sluggish start it received eight bids and sold for $1,125. Here's a case where a high school student did his homework to bring the value-add into the equation. The SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market magazine (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Keith Martin Publications, PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR and additional entries. Subscription rates are $58 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $78 Canada/Mexico, Europe $88, Asia/Africa/Middle East $98. Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 24-hours 800.289.2819, 503.252.5812; fax 503.252.5854. 96  EBAY #3629681659—HAVOLINE INDIAN ONE PIECE GAS PUMP GLOBE. First Bid: $99. Number of Bids: 26. SOLD AT: $11,211. Date Sold: 10/7/2003. This is a very desirable gas pump globe. The Havoline Indian brand predates Texaco's acquisition of the company in 1931 and was in use from 1915-1924. The globe is heavily etched and restored on one side and the other is original with partial paint. With the exploding globe market, this one—if in good original condition all around—could easily have brought twice the money. EBAY #2192934128—MOBIL PORCELAIN SIGN WITH RACE CAR. First Bid: $350. Number of Bids: 19. SOLD AT: $3,270. Date Sold: 9/27/ 2003. This is one of four examples of this sign that were discovered in England a little over a year M biloil RECOMMENDED FOR AM RACE EN . PA"V  • ago, this one being in the worst condition of owned by the proverbial "Little Old Lady" since new. She turned 95 and is no longer able to drive, so the car has to go. She drove it less than 2,000 miles a year since new; however, it showed evidence of a few parking lot mishaps. The Gremlin was a design unappreciated by most, but for $1,500 it would be a great car to send your kid off to school in. EBAY #2194074696-1912 INDIAN MOTOCYCLE ENVELOPE. First Bid: $9.99. Number of Bids: 8. SOLD AT: $90.89. Date Sold: 10/03/2003. This colorful envelope was mailed from the Chicago branch of the Hendee Manufacturing Company on June 11, 1912. Hendee was the manufacturer of Indian Motocycles. It is amazing that the envelope survived in this condition after almost an entire century. This type of envelope does show up from —10.4Z•In..01:0 time to time but usually at about twice the price paid for this one. It was purchased by a dealer so we may see it again.* POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Marke


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1936 AC. Coupe 14K Original  1966 Austin London Taxi Lovely Patina  1954 Austin Healy 100-4 Roadster Enthusiast Resto  1964 Austin Healey BJ-8 Mark III / Fully Restored  1941 Cadillac Coupe RHD Ex-Maharaja/ Low, Miles  1957 Cadillac Coupe de Ville Project  1961 Cadillac Convertible Superb Driver  1964 Cadillac Sedan de Ville Like Granny's Couch  1967 Cadillac Coupe de Ville Project  $45,000.00 $9,995.00 $18,995.00 $47,995.00 $27,500.00 $12,995.00 $25,000.00 $11,995.00 $4,995.00 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Convertible Big Project ... $3,995.00 1948 Chrysler Town and Country Woody  1974 Datsun 240 Z 1 Owner 140k Original  1924 Dodge Tourer Proper Older Restoration  1925 Dodge Roadster Lovely Patina & Rebuilt Motor  1960 Dodge Pickup Melia  1999 Dodge Viper RT/10 Hand-painted by Lassen  1964 Facel Vega Facet 11,1 Driver/Project  1966 Ferrari 330 GTS Long-term Owner  1967 Ferrari 330 GTC White/Borranis  1970 Fiat 500 Moretti Restored with sunroof  1924 Franklin Tourer Dead Stock Original  $185,000.00 $75,995.00 $6,995.00 $25,995.00 $55,000.00 $15,995.00 $15,995.00 $18,995.00 $7,995.00 $175,000.00 $9,500.00 1910 Hupmobile Brass Roadster Ex-Harrah  1959 Jaguar Mark I Recent Partial Restoration  1961 Jaguar Mark 11 Custom Cabriolet, Project  1966 Jaguar Mark 11 3.8 Sedan One owner form new 4 Speed  1967 Jaguar E-Type Red/Black, Comprehensive Restoration  1974 Jaguar E-Type V 12 Roadster  1972 Lancia Fulvia Zagato, 1600cc  1939 Lincoln Zephyr VI2  1956 Lincoln Mark II White/ Original & Proper  1931 Mercedes Benz 370 Manheim Cabriolet  1960 Mercedes Benz 190 SL Roadster Extreme  1961 Mercedes Benz 190 SL Roadster Black / Red Nice  1965 Mercedes Benz 220 SE Cabriolet Anthracite/ Zebra Wood  1966 Mercedes Benz 600 SWB Blue/ Zebra Wood  1974 Mercedes Benz 280 SLC 5-speed/ European Model 1990 Mercedes Benz 500 SL Roadster White  1965 MG MGB Roadster Gray/Wires/OD/Race Car  1950 Monet Goyon 125cc Motorcycle Only $39,995.00 $9,500.00 $22,500.00 $12,995.00 $75,000.00 $45,000.00 $17,500.00 $22,995.00 $25,000.00 $29,995.00 $35,000.00 $27,995.00 $7,995.00 $28,995.00 $8,995.00 one in US/Original  1955 Moto Morini 125cc 2-Stroke Motorcycle Fabulous  1954 Nash Airflyte PininFarina Coupe Streamline Design  1971 Oldsmobile Toronado Running parts car  1940 Packard 180 Super 8 Club Sedan  1939 Packard 1708 V-12 Rollson Town Car  2000 Porsche 996 Careers Aero Kit Arctic Silver  1979 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith ll Fresh Paint  1959 Rover American Conversion Sweetie Pie  1979 Triumph Bonneville Special 11K/ Very original  1955 Volkswagen Beetle 1 Owner  $140,000.00 WATERCRAFT $45,000.00 1947 Western Fairliner Torpedo  Fully restored to Lake Tahoe specs 1947 Harco 40' Mahogany Pleasure Yacht  1958 Richardson 41'  $5,995.00 $4,995.00 $18,995.00 $1,995.00 $49,995.00 $205,000.00 $62,000.00 $19,500.00 $4,995.00 $5995.00 $5,995.00 $75,000 $120,000 Twin 440s. Cruises at 35 Ids. Art Deco head turner. Very expensive when new. $55,000 Formerly of the Miller Brewing family, hence its name "High Life." Very nice boat. Always Buying - Experts in Shipping. We appraise collector cars world-wide for insurance or settlements. (206) 467-6531 Fax (206) 467-6532 2030 8th Avenue - cosmopolitanmotors.com Seattle, Washington 98121


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