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Wagons continue to be hot and for some. Easels have a lot of appeal. But why would a mediocre Bermuda wagon not sell for the bid of $22,500') I'll have to ask Easel guru Phil Skinner to explain it to me next time I see him Of course, no matter how much any Edsel sells for, he always  declares the car too cheap We've always wondered about Phil —Dave Kinney's report on the Hershey Auction begins on page 73 COLUMNS 8 Shifting Gears Keith Martin 10 The Inside Line / Crossing The Block Kristen Hall-Geisler 20 Affordable Classic: AMC Pacer Paul Duchene 22 Legal Files: Who Offers Track-Day Insurance John Draneas 32 Collecting Thoughts: Craig Jackson Interview Kathy Karapondo 40 Sheehan Speaks: What It Will Take To Own an F430 Michael Sheehan 50 Porsche Gesprach: Sleuthing Original Paint Jim Schrager 100 Motobilia: Schneider Trophy Mascot Makes $14k Carl Bomstead 101 Bike Buys: 1927-39 Scoff Flying Squirrel Paul Duchene 114 eWatch: Grown Men Keep Buying Potty Signs Carl Bomstead FEATURES & DEPARTMENTS 12 Auction Calendar 14 You Write, We Read 18 America by FIAT, Chapter 8: Leasing an Audi Would Be Cheaper 24 SCM Around the World - Goodwood Revival 26 SPECIAL SECTION — Scottsdale Preview 28 Portrait of a Legend - Frank Lloyd Wright 97 Fresh Meat - 2004 Porsche 911 GT3, 2004 BMW 645i Cony., 2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 98 Price Guide - Italian Cars 102 Neat Stuff 102 Glovebox Notes - 2004 Pontiac GTO, 2005 Scion tC 103 Book Reviews 104 Mystery Photo 105 Comments With Your Renewal CLASSIFIEDS 16 Display Advertisers Index 106 Showcase Gallery 110 Resource Directory _


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Bonham Gstaad, Switzerland Historic Ferrari Motor Cars, Automobilia and Fine Watches 18 December 2004 Gstaad 18 December 1793 Entries are now invited Imag  e setting: the wa  .nd welcoming oak paneled ballroom of one of the world's most romantic hotels, overlooking the snow capped Alps, and forty thoroughbred Ferraris resting in the glow of a sparkling Christmas tree. It's not hard to see why Bonhams annual Ferrari sale in Gstaad has become the essential festive rendez-vous for Europe's Entrust us with the task of finding a new home for your prid and joy, and you will have at your disposal specialist mot car experience and worldwide contacts which are unrivall in this field. Our passion fo Ferrari and track record spea for themselves. Talk to us and you will not bedisa ointed. If you would like to know more please call Simon Kidston, Benoit Gilles or Matthieu Lamoure on +41 (0) 22 300 3160 or email simon.kidston@bonhams.com, benoit.gilles@bonhams.com, matthieu.lamoure@bonhams.com Main image: 1958 Ferrari 250GTCalifomia Spyder An original covered headlight, matching numbers example of this definitive spyder Right: The Ex-Michael Schumacher 1999 FERRARI F399- Chassis No: '194' - V10-cylinder Formula 1 car fit for the seven-time World Champion, pole position in Canada, fastest lap in Spain - Ferrari's ultimate 20th Century Formula 1 car... Europe 7 Av. Pictet- UK de- 1207 Geneva Switzerland +41 (0) 22 300 3160 +41 (0) 22 300 3035 fax Rochemont 101 New Bond Street London W1S 1SR +44(0)20 7447 7447 +44 (0)20 7447 7400 fax USA Bonhams & Butterfields 220 San Bruno Avenue San Francisco California 94103 +1 (415) 391 4000 www.bonhams.com PALACE HOTEL


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Getting Our Kicks Linkage Repair 101 'm going to blame this one on Ed Welbum, General Motors design chief. The two of us were kicking tires at the RM Amelia Island auction last March, and came across a 1966 Sting Ray coupe. Welburn mentioned that it was nearly exactly what he wanted, a car in driving condition with a small-block. "But it really needs to be a '63," he added. "A split-window. And maybe Sebring Silver, the color of the original show car." Generally soft-spoken, Welburn becomes intense when he talks about GM styling, its past successes and the challenges that confront him and his team now. He recognizes that, in the end, the success or failure of a car is generally, "all about styling. If someone falls in love with the way a car looks, like the split-window or the '67 Camaro, they'll forgive a lot of other things. But if they are turned off by its appearance, there is almost nothing you can do to win them over." I didn't think much about Welburn and his Corvette until I got a call from an excited Dave Stewart. He's a longtime friend of SCM, and provided the Series 1 Jaguar E-type that we briefly had in our stable. "I've found the next car for SCM," he proclaimed. "It's a split-window Corvette, Sebring Silver over black, four-speed, 300-horse 327, with AM/FM radio, power steering and knock-off spinners." Sounded like Welburn's dream car to me. Frankly, I've never thought too much about personally owning a Sting Ray; as a European sporty-car kind of guy they just seemed a little too Route 66 for me, as if I'd have to learn how to roll up a pack of cigarettes in my T-shirt sleeve to drive one. SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! But the car was sitting in a showroom at The Chevy Store (503.256.0098), just three blocks from the SCM world headquarters in Portland, OR. I've known owner Kibby Riedman for many years, as well as his sales manager, Mike Thelin. They are both enthusiasts, and the store has a reputation for offering decent merchandise at fair retail prices. Stewart had spoken with salesman Joe Silver, so within minutes, we were down the street looking at the car. Once he began pointing out the bits unique to the '63, like the chrome trim on the A-pillars, the red mist began flowing over us like fog rolling into San Francisco Bay. I don't have to tell you what happened next, except that it didn't include Welburn. WORKING OUT THE BUGS A few weeks later, I was driving the split-window through the forests of Washington. It felt powerful in an old-fashioned way, as if the torque were a living, breathing thing under the hood. The interior layout revealed more clever touches each time I'd get in, as I noticed little things like the way the heat vents are cleverly attached to the console, or that one of the reflectors on the door doubles as the locking mechanism. But going down the road, this Corvette was a nightmare. On the freeway, the car lurched from lane to lane nearly uncontrollably, as if the rear end were steering the car. When I described the situation, the response I most often got was, "Oh, that early power steering was just terrible." Terrible was one thing, but a car that tried to switch ends whenever you moved the steering wheel was another. I pulled over three times just to make sure the rear tires weren't going flat. I was planning on taking the 'Vette to local expert Mark Chace (503.655.2540) for his evaluation, but before I could even make an appointment, the car decided it wanted to head there immediately—on the 8  back of a flatbed. I was driving in rush-hour traffic when the clutch pedal just went limp. So in addition to replacing the defective power steering control valve, Chace tubed and reattached the clutch linkage. He also installed a new thermostat, adjusted the points and timing, and rejetted the carburetor to cure a slight miss when running at a constant 3,000 rpm. The very American cost of all this work: $430. Chace said chances were that the problem with the handling was in the alignment of the rear suspension. "And you've got to find the right guys who really know how to set one up." I knew the right guys, the technicians at the Line-Up Shop in southeast Portland. The diagnosis came quickly. The front end was badly out of alignment, an easy fix. But at the rear, the two strut arms that run parallel to the axles were bent and their bushings deteriorated, and one of the cam bolts used to adjust the camber of the rear suspension was welded in place. Fixing everything cost $548, barely enough to buy a set of brake pads for my old V12 Ferrari. THEY ALL FEEL THAT WAY With each old car that comes into my hands, the question of "How is it supposed to drive?" becomes more important. With many 30- and 40-year-old cars, their handling has become gradually worse, year-by-year. When the cars are rarely driven (the Corvette had covered just a few thousand miles in a decade) this incremental deterioration is hard to notice and what may be downright horrible handling compared to when they were new is simply dismissed as, "Well, it's an old car and they all feel that way." Dave Stewart and the split-window he sharing with SCM With the repairs, the difference in handling in our Corvette is like day and night. What was formerly a diabolical driving experience is now just a vague, floaty one, quite possibly just like it was when it left the showroom floor. Stewart's investment in this car is now about $37,000, a little on the high side of retail. The things we are discovering and fixing are the kinds of things any collector expects to encounter whenever they buy a 40-yearold collector car, and we're more than satisfied with the way The Chevy Store represented the car and treated us. So now that this 'Vette is becoming a strong, reliable runner, I couldn't help but wonder if Stewart should offer it to Welburn, as he's the one that got me started down this path. But that thought didn't last long. I'm driving this one now, and enjoying it, so he'll have to find his own. We'll keep you posted as we develop a relationship with our newest long-term collectible. OOPS! We owe an apology to Ed and Barbara Grayson, owners of Consolidated Autoworks. Contrary to what I said in my November column, they had done very little if any work on the two Jaguar E-types that suffered mechanical failures on the rally I wrote about. Further, I implied that the Graysons had installed an aftermarket Asian rotor in the SCME-type rather than the authentic Lucas bit, a cardinal sin as Barbara is currently the vice-president of the Jaguar Clubs of North America, and actively involved in the concours scene. Of course, the authentic Lucas rotor they installed did fail ("The Prince of Darkness strikes again," Barbara sighed), and we finally limped home after we installed an Asian-made rotor sourced from a local NAPA store. Ed and Barb do first-rate work and use only authentic parts. If you've got a Jaguar or other classic English car that needs some attention, give them a call at 503.246.8477. And you might consider keeping some nonauthentic electrical bits in your boot just in case.• Sports Car Market


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THE PALM BEACH INTERNATIOAL CONCOL1  1)'ELEG A NCE JANUARY 23, 2005 ri SK-V.TS, SPORTING CLASSICS,- AND R.ACIN( CARS AT TUE PALM BLACI I POLO CLUB, WLS I PALM BLACI I, FLORIDA WWW.PALMBEACHCONCOURS.COM (501) 997-1086 (866) 211-725-1


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PREView ✓A 1982 Audi Quattro Works Rally Car, part of the Patrick Collection, will be among the cars offered by Bonhams at its Important Collectors' Cars, Pioneer & V intage Motorcycles, Fine Automobilia, Formula 1 Memorabilia, Toys & Models sale in London, on December 6, 2004. Also on offer at the sale are a low-mileage 1971 Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona and a Romanian funeral carriage. +44.20.7393.3900, www.bonhams.com. (UK) ✓ A 1958 Bentley Continental formerly owned by the artist Salvador Dali will be auctioned at the Automobiles de Collection Auction, December 13, 2004, by Artcurial. This car includes an oil painting of the Virgin Mary by Dali on the glovebox to protect the car's passengers. The sale will also feature a 1922 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost and a 1953 Jaguar XK120 Le Mans roadster. +33.1.4299.2020, www.poulainlefur.com/cp/artcurial . (FR) ✓ Bonhams will again host the annual Historic Ferrari Motor Cars, Fine Watches, and Automobilia sale in Gstaad, Switzerland, December 18, 2004. One of the premier Ferrari sales of the year, it will feature a numbersmatching 1958 2500T California Spyder and a 1954 735 Sport Works car with competition history. +41.22.300.3160, www.bonhams.com . (CH) ✓ The Big Boys Classic Car Spectacular will display and sell over 200 classic cars in Tempe, AZ, including a 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS convertible and a 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT. The ICA Collector Car Auction and Boat Show will take place January 12-16, year, making it Silver's second-largest event after Hot August Nights. 800.255.4485, wvvw .silverauctions.com. (AZ) ✓ Over 1,000 cars are expected to cross the block at Barrett-Jackson's Classic Car Auction, January 25-30, 2005. One of the early consignments offered at no reserve is a 1970 Plymouth 'Cuda coupe that is documented as the second Hemi 'Cuda ever built. 480.421.6694, www.barrett-jacicson.com . (AZ) • The rarest Aston Martin, a 1962 DB4 GT Zagato coupe, is expected to set a new world record at RM Auction's 6 th Annual Vintage Motor Cars Sale in Scottsdale, AZ, January 28. One of only 19 made by Zagato, this car has a pre-auction estimate of $2,500,000 to $2,800,000. Also on offer is a 1957 BMW 507 roadster and a Bentley 4.5-liter VDP tourer. 800.211.4371, www.rmauctions.com. (AZ) ✓ The famous 289 Shelby Cobra roadster that was entered in the 1963 12 Hours of Sebring is set to cross the auction block at the Russo and Steele Scottsdale Auction, January 28-29, 2005. S/N CSX 2128, driven by Dan Gurney, Lew Spencer and Dave MacDonald, among others, is offered at no reserve. 480.517.4005, www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) 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: insidelinegsportscarmarket.com DECEMBER Switzerland - Dec. 18 BONHAMS - Gstaad JANUARY Florida - Jan. 7-9 KRUSE - Ft. Lauderdale Florida - Jan. 21-22 MECUM - Kissimmee Arizona - Jan. 21-24 glIMI—fort-tvtc-Erotvell 2004 as part of a month of weekend events beginning January 8 and continuing through February 6. 602.331.4744, www.azbigboystoys.com . (AZ) ✓ Silver Auctions expects 500 cars, including a 1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Type, to cross the block at their inaugural 2005 event, the Fort McDowell Arizona Auction, January 21-24, 2005. This event has grown every 12 Arizona - Jan. 21-25 tRUSE--Seettsilale Arizona - Jan. 25-30 ilARREIT-INCItSON - Scottsdale Arizona --Ian. 28 1 --713 - fibenix Arizona - Jan. 28-29 RUSSOiliFSIBEIottsdale FEBRUARY  1113 aton Washington - Feb. 12-13 -=SILVERL413W-1 (New Jersey - Feb. 23-27 'KUSE - Atlantic City Oklahoma --Feb. 25-26 'KRUSE - Oklahoma City Flor --Fe I MCCO  MARCH III_ a m prings I*homa- March 5-6 SANTIAIsa Texas-March 11-12 KRUSE - Fredericksburg FJarek 12 RM- Amn England - March 21 CHRISTIE'S - London APRIL New York-April 1-3 KRUSE - New York Florida - April 1-3 BARRETT-JACKSON - Palm Beach Californir - April 1-3 SPECTr.UM - Palm Springs Oregon - April 9-10 SILVER - Portland Ontario - April 15-17 RM - Toronto Michigan - April 22-24 RM - Novi Indiana -April 29-30 KRUSE - Auburn MAY Nevada — May 7-8 SILVER - Reno Indiana - May 19 20 KRUSE - Auburn - JUNE Nevada -June 3-4 KRUSE - Las Vegas Oklahoma - June 10-12 KRUSE - Tulsa Oklahoma -June 18-19 SANTIAGO - Oklahoma City JULY Wyoming - July 2-3 SILVER - Jackson Hole Sports Car Market Christie's is holding an auction at Retromobile scheduled for February 12, 2005. www.retromobile.fr. (FR) ✓ G. Potter King's Annual Classics at the Borgata Auction, held February 24, 2005 in Atlantic City, NJ, will feature a selection of prestigious vehicles. One of the many classics at the Borgata Hotel will be a rare production 1957 Cadillac Series 62 convertible. 856.768.6900, www.acclassiccars.com . (NJ) • H&H Classic Auctions will be running ✓ For the fourth consecutive year, its Competition Vehicle Auction at Stoneleigh, U.K., concurrent with the International Historic Motorsport Show, February 25-27, 2005. One of the cars already consigned is a 1937 H.R.G. 1.5-Liter open sports racer, registration number ELF 236. (UK) ~~Bonhams and Butterfields is now accepting consignments for its Brookline Auction, to be held May 7, 2005 at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, MA. 495.391.4000, www.bonhams.com . (CA) (Compiled and edited by Kristen HallGeisler Please send information about your events to insideline@sportscarmarlcet.com)*


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RM AUCTIONS INC. VINTAGE MOTOR CARS AT AMELIA ISLAND IN CONJUCTION WITH THE AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE THE RITZ-CARLTON AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA 1937 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K CABRIOLET SOLD FOR $852,500 IN 2004 CALL EARLY TO CONSIGN FOR PRIME PLACEMENT 800-211-4371 www.rmauctions.com PREWAR AMERICAN & EUROPEAN CLASSICS: ROB MYERS  800-211-4371  MIKE FAIRBAIRN  RACING & SPORTS CAR SPECIALISTS: JACK BOXSTROM  FIFTIES & SIXTIES SPECIALIST. DAN SPENDICK  rmyers@rmauctions.com 800-211-4371 .mfairbairn@rmauctions.com 613-476-9132.. jboxstrom@rmauctions.com 800-211-4371 dspendick@rmauctions.com MIDWEST SPECIALISTS IAN KELLEHER  KEN WALLACE  800-211-4371  734-547-6200  SOUTHEAST SPECIALIST: DON NIE GOULD  954-566-2209  CATALOGS AND BIDDER REGISTRATION: STEPHANIE JACKLIN _800-211-4371  ikelleher@rmauctions.com kwallace@rmauctions.com dgould@rmauctions.com sjacklin@rmauctions.com ONE CLASSIC CAR DRIVE, BLENHEIM, ONTARIO, CANADA NOP 1A0  TEL 519-352-4575  FAX: 519-351-1337


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$ Guide to its t was 17 years ago that I made my first journey to the Valley of the Sun. For a mossbedecked Portlander, heading to Arizona in January was a no-brainer. The fact that there were collector cars being sold at some place called "Horse World" was more than enough excuse to buy a plane ticket and dig the shorts and sunscreen out of storage. For SCM (then the Alfa Romeo Market I Letter) it was a simpler time. There might be three or four Alfas that would cross the block at Barrett-Jackson during the entire weekend, which gave us plenty of time to gaze in wonderment at cars like Duesenberg SJs and Cord Sportsmen, and be befuddled by oddities like General Douglas MacArthur's WWII staff car, which the auctioneers kept saying was really important, even as they failed to get anyone to bid on it. We've watched Barrett-Jackson evolve from a big auction to a happening, perhaps the definitive, all-encompassing car event of our generation. RM, Bonhams, Christie's, Gooding, Silver, Mecum and the rest each may have something they do as well or better than Barrett-Jackson, but none of them do as many things at one time as right as Craig Jackson's company does. Of course, there are other auctions during the two-week Scottsdale "sale-o-rama" period, and for both serious and casual collectors, there are plenty of four-wheeled gems, both polished and in the rough, at the RM, Silver, Kruse, and Russo and Steele auctions. But what often gets overlooked in all of the buying and selling frenzy is that Scottsdale itself has evolved dramatically over the past two decades. We asked our resident accidental traveler to head south for a couple of weeks and look behind the cacti, to find out just what it is that makes Scottsdale more than another suburb of Phoenix. In the next few pages you'll find her guide to some of the best possible ways to spend your time in the desert. If you've never been to Scottsdale in January, you owe it to yourself to give it a try. And even if you're an experienced sandand-cacti kind of guy, you'll probably find a few things in her stories that will surprise and inform you. SCM always has a presence at all the Scottsdale events, as well as a booth at BarrettJackson. We'll see you there.—ED.• In this section Portrait of a Legend: Frank Lloyd Wright  What to Do  Scottsdale for Every SCMer  Golf  Collecting Thoughts  Auction Preview  Timeline  28 29 30 31 32 34 36 27


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SCM Scottsdale Preview Portrait of a Legend Frank Lloyd Wright, Arizona Car Guy Late in life, this giant of architecture found freedom in the stark beauty of the Sonoran desert, and in his passion for that most American of icons, the automobile By Kathleen Karapondo man sporting helmet and goggles, driving through the Arizona desert behind the wheel of a huge AC Acedes roadster. But indeed, the man who freed America from mainstream architecture loved to drive, and enjoyed the freedom he felt behind the wheel. W Born just two years after the end of the Civil War, Wright was a young man when the automobile made its first appearance. Indeed, horses were more plentiful than cars for the first 50 years of his life. But Wright was a believer in the power of motoring, and he never lost his sense of aw.. regarding the motorcar. AUTOMOTIVE ARCHITECTURE Just as his organic architecture connected man with environment, Wright saw the automobile as a way for the masses to escape both the confines of the big city and the isolation of rural America. He designed each of his Usonian homes with a carport, a mind-boggling idea at the time. A car for every home? Unimaginable in the preWorld War II era. Another Wright idea that was well ahead of its time was the drive-up window he created for a bank. The banker who'd commissioned the design was horrified, and summarily rejected the plan, reasoning that people would never accept such a crude idea as banking from a car. But in Wright's city of the future, dubbed "Broadacre City," he envisioned the automobile becoming essential to daily life—though without the haphazard urban sprawl that plagues so much of the nation today. Wright's highways were planned to be "safe in width and grade, bright with wayside flowers, cool with shade trees." His planned communities would keep employees near their workplaces, children would be educated in garden schools, and nature would always be close at hand. Wright wanted to bring man back to "the good ground," a more humane setting than the stifling cities. Alas, today Broadacre City exists 28  hen you think of Frank Lloyd Wright, you probably don't conjure an image of a small The first citizen of Broadacre City. only on paper, one of hundreds of Wright's plans that were never realized. TEACHING AT TALIESIN Wright was intensely interested in community, and in 1932, he and his wife Olgivanna founded their architectural school, Taliesin, in Spring Green, WI. Wright had the Taliesin fellows regularly putting down their T-squares to take turns cooking, gardening, cleaning, singing and entertaining, all part of his goal of building an ideal and well-rounded student and a perfect learning environment. In what is now a time-honored, Midwest tradition, Wright decided that it might be nice for his burgeoning group to spend winters in Arizona. So in 1935, Wright established a western home for Taliesin on a 600-acre site, nestled against the dramatic backdrop of the McDowell Mountains near Scottsdale. Wright had first come to the Sonoran desert in the late 1920s to consult with his protégé, Albert Chase McArthur, on the Arizona Biltmore hotel in Phoenix. It opened in February 1929, and Wright was hired to build an even more magnificent hotel entirely of his own design, a resort to give the Biltmore a run for its money. Construction was set to begin in the fall of 1929, but the stock market crash doomed the project and the grand hotel was never built. Wright drove his Packard back to Wisconsin, but it is clear that the desert had made its impression. Today, Taliesin West and its namesake in Wisconsin are considered two of the greatest architectural achievements in the world. ON THE ROAD For the last two decades of his life, Wright packed up his entourage and trekked between the two Taliesins each spring and fall. Wright loved to drive cross-country, and the twentysomething Taliesin fellows were always up for Sports Car Market


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Go outback between auctions. What to do Red Hot Cars Exotic Car Rental 877.275.4771 www.redhotcars.com Trekking between Taliesins adventure. When the entourage would pull into small towns, they were sometimes mistaken for carnies. "What sort of show are you with?" was a common inquiry. Wright would always make the trip behind the wheel of one of his luxury cars. He drove several Mercedes in his lifetime, including a Gullwing, while his other cars included a Jaguar coupe, a Cadillac Phaeton, a Bentley, and several LincoIns, among others. Wright also owned a fleet of Indiana-built Crosley Hot Shots, all painted his signature Cherokee Red. These were for the fellows to drive, and with 26.5 horsepower, hand-cranked windshield wipers, and cramped seating, the diminutive cars were quite possibly the worst choice imaginable for a cross-country trek. The attraction was clear, however, as the Hot Shot sold for just $325. A COMPREHENSIVE LEGACY We've had fun building our unique camp, and more than fun living in it," said Wright of his experiment in the desert. "The whole world - January 2005 has come to look upon it, and has marveled." Never one to feign humility, Wright merely voiced what the rest of the world would soon recognize. Frank Lloyd Wright was a man of great vision, a trailblazer in the field of architecture and the way it should be taught. Both Taliesin and Taliesin West continue to teach architecture in their fellowship programs to this day, using the same communal principles he espoused. "The architect must be the most comprehensive of all the masters," Wright said, "the most comprehensive of all the human beings on earth. His work, the thing that is entrusted to him by way of his virtue, is the most broad of all." In addition to its educational mission, Taliesin West is one of the top-rated architectural museums in the country. A variety of guided tours, including a private session with a Taliesin architect, are available. Call 480.860.2700 or visit www.franklloydwright .oig for more details. Special thanks to The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the staff at Taliesin West.* Enough with the Chevy Impala rental cars—you're out in the desert, so get yourself a convertible. Soak up the sunshine in a Corvette, BMW Z4, Ford Thunderbird, or Porsche Boxster and get the most out of that gorgeous drive to Sedona. Hummers, Escalades and Mini Coopers are also available. Pick up your car at Sky Harbor Airport or have it delivered to you in Scottsdale. Hot Air Expeditions 800.831.7610 www.hotairexpeditions.com Up, up, and away... the hot air from the auction block will never give you a lift like this. Experience "contour flying" (floating just 200 feet above the Saguaros), and watching desert wildlife from a new perspective. When you land, step out onto a red carpet to be served delicious hors d'oeuvres on elegant china and linen. Arizona Outback Adventures 866.455.1601 vvww.azoutbackadventures.com Let an expert guide show you the best the desert has to offer on guided hikes, bike trips, and whitewater rafting excursions. From half-day to overnight expeditions, these can be once-in-a-lifetime experiences. These guys can even show you the secrets of the Grand Canyon, where you can spend the day floating in an azure swimming hole at a private camp, then fall asleep watching falling stars.


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SCM Scottsdale Preview Guide to Scottsdale Paradise Pool at the Biltmore W e have been heading to sunny Scottsdale every January for years, joining the tens of thousands of collector car snowbirds who are fleeing their snow-and ice-encrusted winter climes. Here are some of our favorite places to stay, play, eat, and be pampered, broken down for three different styles of collectors.—Kathy Karapondo If you're coming to Scottsdale looking for... A $1,000,000 FERRARI ENZO THE ARIZONA BILTMORE 2400 E. Missouri, Phoenix • 800.950.0086 • www.arizonabiltmore.com If you're planning on attending the on-site elegant RM Auction at the "Jewel of the Desert," why not stay there? For the history alone, a stay at this Frank Lloyd Wright-influenced resort is fascinating, as every American president since Herbert Hoover has made it their Arizona home away from home. Clark Gable and Carol Lombard honeymooned here, and Marilyn Monroe sunned herself by the Catalina pool (one of nine on the property). Tradition stands strong here, with locals and visitors alike looking forward to High Tea (complete with scones, finger sandwiches, and Devonshire clotted cream), served promptly at half-past two, just as it has been since 1930. There are more spas per square mile in this part of Arizona than you can shake a smudge-stick at: The Arizona Biltmore Spa boasts one of the best, with relaxing outdoor rooms, and signature desert treatments like the "Cactus Body Wrap," or the 80-minute "Dream Catcher" massage. Wright's, the Biltmore's restaurant, is renowned for its New American Cuisine, accompanied by one of the best-stocked wine cellars in the Southwest. Wright's now hosts a monthly winemaker dinner on the first Thursday of each month. On February 3, just after the auction's end, vintages from Perrier Jouet and Mumm's will be paired with course after sumptuous course. The festivities always begin with an elegant reception on the emerald lawn, where a featured car is showcased. The marque for February is Jaguar. Tickets are $125 per person; for reservations call 602.954.2507. NO THE SANCTUARY AT CAMELBACK 5700 E. McDonald Dr., Scottsdale • 480.948.7314. www.sanctuaryaz.com This ultra-private, Asian-inspired retreat (a favorite of both Britney Spears and Mikhail Baryshnikov) is consistently picked as one of the best places to stay in the world. On 53 private acres, this former tennis camp is dotted with beautiful and relaxing private apartments, or "casitas," with kitchens, fireplaces and quiet patios with spectacular views of Camelback Mountain. Mountain casitas are $415-$515 per night; deluxe spa casitas are almost double that. Luxurious hillside homes are also offered; at 4,800 square feet, spacious Casa Nine features two swimming pools and a swim-up bar and rents for around $4,000 a night. Elements, the restaurant at the Sanctuary, aims to provide an experi- 30  ence not only for your taste buds (try the grilled salmon with organic spinach and sweet mustard glaze), but for your soul as well. Soaring windows allow expansive views of the serene infinity pool and the mountains beyond. Every detail, right down to the yin-yang salt and pepper dishes, makes the most of this functionally minimalist, but credit card expansive, experience. If an evening of serenity in your casita is too tame, give Jade Bar a try and you may just run into some of the local elite, including a Phoenix Sun player or two. Relax on the low-slung couches and enjoy the intimate glow from the under-lit bar with a bottle from the wine list. (Try Folie a Deau "Menage a Trois" Zinfandel blend, a steal at $28.) You can also enjoy anything from the dinner menu around the fire bowls on the patio—the lobster bisque is not to be missed. JW MARRIOTT DESERT RIDGE RESORT AND SPA 5350 E. Marriott Drive, Phoenix • 800.835.6206 • www.marriottcom Bright, comfortable rooms ($449 and up), sparkling pools and a lazy river make this a great place to bring the kids. A world-class spa makes it an even better place to bring sore muscles, for treats like the "Hot Stone Massage." Heated stones and scented oils penetrate to sooth the most nagging ache. ck, BOB BONDURANT SCHOOL OF HIGH PERFORMANCE DRIVING 20000 S. Maricopa Rd., Phoenix • Firebird Raceway, Gate 3 800.842.7223 www.bondurant.com If the sight of all those Corvettes at Barrett-Jackson got you fired up, how about lapping a C5 around the Firebird Raceway? Former Carroll Shelby teammate Bob Bondurant offers several exciting packages, from a one-day intro to racing ($1,295) to a four-day Grand Prix Road Racing experience ($4,525). You'll hone your skills, learn racetrack etiquette, and find a new empathy with anyone who's ever donned a Nomex suit and balaclava. If you're going to bid on a ... $100,000 FUELIE CORVETTE STING RAY 4-1 SUNBURST RESORT 4925 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale • 480.945.7666 • www.sunburstresort.com This is a family-friendly, mid-price resort ($79-$339) in the airy "New West" style, with two large lagoon-like pools. Rooms and suites feature private terraces, some with panoramic views of the McDowell Mountains. Ask about the "Married with Children" special, including poolside pizza delivery, in-room movie and a pool toy. The SunBurst's SpaTerre, an Indonesian-inspired retreat, has seven treatment rooms, claw foot tubs, and a wet room with Vichy shower. Try the Javanese Lulur Royal Treatment, where you'll be massaged with Jasmine oil, exfoliated with lulur, slathered with yogurt, and finally find yourself in a tub filled with rose petals. SunBurst's Living Room Bar is a comfy place for specialty drinks, like the decadent Chocolate Covered Banana Martini. Sports Car Market


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le COWBOY CIAO 7133 E. Stetson Dr, Scottsdale 480.946.3111 Fabulous food, attentive servers, and inviting surroundings are all well and good, but what really sets this place apart is a sense of fun—just look at the menu. The Big Biceps salad, an homage to Popeye, is offered at $9... but it's $5 if you're sporting an anchor tattoo. Rave reviews from culinary rags Gourmet and Wine Spectator are on the mark, as this place is a must-do. Ask for the "nifty fifty" favorites from the wine list. k RAWHIDE WESTERN TOWN & STEAKHOUSE 23023 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480.502.5600 The perfect place for the kids—or the kid in you. In this rollicking 1880s western town, you can pan for gold, visit a haunted hotel, and ride a mechanical bull, train, or stagecoach. But be careful what you say around the sheriff; you might get yourself arrested and have your face plastered on a commemorative wanted poster. If you're in the market for... A $10,000 LATE-MODEL MUSTANG ..471 DAYS INN FASHION SQUARE MALI. SCOTTSDALE 4710 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480.947.5411 www.scottsdaledaysinn.com The newly renovated Days Inn Scottsdale is in the heart of Scottsdale, adjacent to great shopping at Fashion Square Mall, and within walking distance of Old Town and the famous Fifth Avenue shops. Thursday night, hop from gallery to gallery on the Scottsdale Artwalk. Free HBO and Disney channels. $89 per night. • GREASEWOOD FLAT 27500 North Alma School Pkwy, Scottsdale • 480.585.7277 An oasis in the desert, an open-air party. Kitschy in a genuine way, with bunkhouses from its days as a stagecoach stopover and big trees circling the seating area. Burgers are about $6 for the works (chips included), beer is cheap, and there's free live music on the stage. Picnic tables and fire pit are shared, so sit down with strangers and you might leave with new friends. lel FLICKA'S 2003 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale 480.945.3618 Locals head here for the $2 Coronas—day or night—and typically tasty bar fare. A fun, relaxed atmosphere either inside with the aquariums and pool tables, or out on the patio. lel LOCO PATRON'S 4228 N. Scottsdale Rd. • 480312/699 New to Scottsdale, Loco's is getting a lot of local attention for their authentic Mexican, $3 Coronas, and $7 lunch specials. Belly up to the outdoor bar, or watch sports on the ubiquitous TVs. t) CELEBRITY ENCORE 7040 E. 5th Avenue, Scottsdale • 480 481.0176 Shopping at some of Scottsdale's boutiques can be pricey, but at this elegant resale shop, you'll find gently worn designer togs for a fraction of the original price. SCM's own Cindy Meitle found a never-worn NiemanMarcus coat (original price tag of $799 still attached) for 69 bucks.• Golf in the Desert S everal of the most exclusive golf courses in the world are found within the gated communities of Scottsdale. For some, unless you have the right connections, don't even bother to call. Others are strictly out of bounds to outsiders, no matter what your financial status or how many covers of People magazine you've appeared on. Like car collectors, golfers have their dreams too.. .and to the uninitiated it's shocking how expensive they can be to fulfill. Below you'll find the Hemi 'Cudas, California Spyders and Mormon Meteors of golf courses. Start dreaming.—David Slama DESERT FOREST GOLF COURSE Who: Private Where: 37207 N. Mule Train Rd., Carefree Cost: $70,000 membership Course Rating: 71.0 Contact: 480.488.3527 FYI: Built in 1962; designed by "Red" Lawrence, one of the founding members of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. Membership is capped at just 250. Insider Tip: Don't try to cut the dogleg on the split fairway of the seventh hole unless you've got two consecutive great shots in you; going for par and playing the fairways is probably a safer bet. ESTAN CIA COURSE Who: Private Where: 9801 E. Dynamite Rd., Scottsdale January 2005 Cost: $200,000 initiation fee and $650 per month Course Rating: 71.3 Contact: 480.473.4400 FYI: One of Scottsdale's original desert courses. Designed by Tom Fazio and a perennial top 100 course by Golf Magazine and Golf Digest. Insider Tip: The fairway bunkers are notorious for turning pars into doubles and bogeys into triples. TROON MONUMENT GOLF COURSE AND COUNTRY CLUB Who: Semi-Private Where: 10320 E. Dynamite Blvd., Scottsdale Cost: $75,000 membership and $400 per month Course Rating: 71.0 Contact: 602.438.1672; www.troonnorth.com FYI: According to the Arizona Republic, the Monument's par 5 fifth hole, called the Saddle, is the Number 1 hole in the state. Insider Tip: Hitting the "Monument" (a giant rock in the landing area of No. 3 from which the course got its name) or getting into a game of stymie with it will surely ruin your score, if not your day. DESERT HIGHLANDS Who: Private Where: 10040 E. Happy Valley Rd., Scottsdale Cost: Must own property. No reciprocal play accepted. Rumor has it that PGA pros have been turned away. Course Rating: 71.3 Contact: 480.585.8521 FYI: The site of the original Skin Game and where Tom Watson accused Gary Player of improving his lie. Insider Tip: Warm up by hitting a bucket of balls before you tee off on No. 1, since anything less than a straight 160-yard carry will leave you in rocks and sagebrush. WHISPER ROCK GOLF COURSE Who: Private Where: 32002 N. Old Bridge Rd., Scottsdale Cost: $135,000 membership Course Rating: 74.5 from the "Lefty" tees Contact: 480.575.8600 FYI: Local Phil Mickelson was instrumental in the course's design and is blamed for its difficulty. Insider Tip: Creativity around the greens is rewarded, especially at No. 3 with the "ha-ha wall." The week after the auctions, shift into a lower gear and enjoy the FBR (formerly Phoenix) Open, with its long history of exciting play and famed winners. FBR OPEN (SPECTATING) Who: See PGA Tour Pros at work Where: TPC Scottsdale; parking is at WestWorld with shuttle service to the course When: January 31–February 6 Cost: $25 Contact: 602.870.4431; www .phoenixopen.com FYI: Barry Goldwater revived the then-dead event in 1939 with a little help from his friends Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Ben Hogan. Byron Nelson took away first place honors that year and $700 for his 12-shot victory. Insider Tip: Get a good vantage point on the 16th hole and you will see a Buick given away to anyone who makes a hole-in-one.• 31


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SCM Scottsdale Preview Collecting Thoughts A Visit with Craig Jackson His nuts-and-bolts background has served him well for the past seven years, and if growth is any indication, he's done a tremendous job at the helm by Kathleen Karapondo Nimmigiwiawf11111111 T he name Barrett-Jackson probably brings to mind some of the sleekest, rarest, most desirable cars on the auction circuit. You're not likely thinking of Craig Jackson behind the wheel of a shiny red fire truck. "It was a '36 American La France fire truck—double clutch," says Craig, sitting with a pile of old photos. "The first car I learned to drive in. I must have been 12 or 13." There are more shots of a preteen Jackson grinding the gears of the red behemoth in an empty parking lot—with his father Russ Jackson's blessing. And there's a yellowed newspaper clipping from the Fiesta del los Autos Elegantes (the car show Tom Barrett and Russ Jackson organized back in 1967 that would become the auction of today) where, during the parade, Russ Jackson's car caught fire. "The parade was a fundraiser for the city of Scottsdale, and the mayor and the governor were in the back seat of the car with their wives. When the car started smoking, the mayor and governor bailed and left their wives sitting in the car," said Jackson. The fire was put out and the parade went on. Nearly 40 years later, the parade of classic cars over theBarrett-Jackson auction block still goes on, fanning the flames of collectors' passions worldwide. And the young fire truck driver has become the president of Barrett-Jackson. Last year, a record 185,000 people attended the Barrett-Jackson auction, and 6.5 million more watched on Speed Channel. Says Jackson, "I want kids coming to Barrett-Jackson. Everything needs to be tailored that it is still a family event. I grew up going to car shows. We're working hard to keep the event affordable for families." As the crowds have grown over the years, Barrett-Jackson has moved the site several times. WestWorld, the venue that seemed so 32 Afire breaks out during the 1967 Fiesta del los Autos Elegantes parade. ALL IN THE FAMILY Barrett-Jackson has been a family affair from day one. Jackson's mom Nelly, who still works for the company, ran the office alongside her husband in addition to being president of the Arizona Chapter uf Classic Car Club of America. Craig's older brother Brian worked with his father, and as oldest son was groomed to take over the reigns. Craig drove cars over the block before he was old enough to have a license, and learned about the business from the ground up. A 12-year-old Jackson learns to drive. big a few years ago, can barely contain the auction now. To accommodate all that interest, they've added a day to the schedule this year, for a total of five. "My brother gave me all the ugly jobs," he laughed, "the sandblaster, the steam cleaner. I grew up in the restoration facility and restored several cars to 100-point status. I learned from the masters how to run an English wheel, how to Sports COf Market


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resto-rods, gaining in popularity. It's a whole new world out there, a new development to the hobby. Back in the '90s, we started consigning more muscle cars, and now it's more street rods. But we also have to keep a good selection of classics and sports cars. You have to look at least six months ahead of time to decide what way you're going to go with the auction." Steve Davis, Vice President of BarrettJackson and Jackson's right-hand man, believes he owes the sellers the best Barrett-Jackson can offer. He handles all the consigning—a huge undertaking—and on this day, his desk was piled high with applications to be sorted through and assigned a date and time to cross the block. "For someone from Des Moines who maybe has one or two cars," says Davis, "think about the leap of faith that entails. 'I'm going to give you my car, my title, I'm gonna pay you for the opportunity, you're gonna sell it, and whatever it brings, I'm good to go. As for the buyers, Jackson and Davis have to draw on their experience to anticipate what bidders are going to want. Craig with jather Ross pick and file, how to metal finish. I grew up on the working end of the company; I never really envisioned that I'd be running it." But when Brian Jackson died unexpectedly of cancer in 1995, Craig stepped up to the plate to guide the family business. His nuts-and-bolts background has served him well for the past seven years, and if growth is any indication, he's done a tremendous job at the helm. The auction itself has grown beyond Scottsdale and added additional locales including Los Angeles and West Palm Beach. PUSHING TECHNOLOGY Barrett-Jackson has always been on the technological edge of the industry, airing the auction live on Speed Channel and the Internet since 1997. This past year, they introduced the groundbreaking program, Car Search. Jackson's goal with Car Search was not to produce another car show featuring expert collectors who are already well established, but to show people how to get into the hobby at about the $25,000 level. Getting people into the hobby at the entry level is good for everyone, says Jackson: "Small fish become bigger fish." "Car Search was just the first evolution of what we want to do. Our goal was to show people how to buy a car. We gave them $100,000 and we didn't micro-manage them. If they made a mistake, you got to watch them pay too much for a car." Next in the works is a television program designed to show viewers what it's like to be a consigner at auction, and what's involved in all aspects of selling. January 2005 "What you don't get when you watch Barrett-Jackson on Speed Channel, and a lot of times our expert commentators don't get, is why these cars are bringing all these different prices. They may predict it will bring $100,000, and it only brings $40,000. But there is a reason for that: It didn't have a name builder, it had a fiberglass body, it wasn't an NCRS Top Flight Car. With this new show, our goal is to show what those reasons are that affect a car's price." HOW THE AUCTION IS PUT TOGETHER "I've got two interesting statistics from last year," he says when asked for his opinion on the state of the market. "Forty percent of the bidders were new, and forty percent of the consigners that sold cars turned around and bought another car. That tells me that the market is healthy. You've got new money coming in, and you've got sellers turning around and buying." How do Jackson and his team decide which cars will cross the Barrett-Jackson block? "There's a bit of magic to the way we do this," he explains. "And part of it is the mix of cars—now we have these new resto-mods, "For first-time buyers, they're not going to spend a million dollars for a car, but they may spend $75,000," says Steve. "So you get into your 'blue chips'—your '55, '56, '57 Thunderbirds or Bel Airs. It's hard to go wrong with a good Thunderbird." As for other venues, Jackson is very excited about the auction trend in Palm Beach. It's already expanded to three full days. "Palm Beach is truly the second real Barrett-Jackson. We'll eventually move to four days. "My goal is not to do fifty auctions a year, my goal is to do three or more quality events and focus on the other aspects of BarrettJackson," he says. "Ultimately, when anybody in the world thinks of a collector car auction, I want them to think of Barrett-Jackson." • Jackson in his year-round showroom. 33


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SCM Scottsdale Preview Auctions & Events Auction Preview 2005 BARRETT-JACKSON 1953 Allard J2X LeMans Factory Lightweight Phone: 480.421.6694 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com When: Auction: Wednesday, January 26 through Sunday, January 30, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Automobilia Auction: Thursday the 27th through Sunday the 30th, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Opening Night Gala: Tuesday the 25th. Childhelp Benefit Gala: Wednesday the 26th. Fashion Show: Thursday the 27th. Where: WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale Tickets: $20-$50 per day at the gate, discounts online if purchased before January 1. Insider's Tip: This is the acution that started it all, and it just keeps getting better. To accommodate growth, Barrett-Jackson has added another auction day, for a total of five. Over the years, Barrett-Jackson has become about more than just cars; it's become a celebrity-studded lifestyle event, with two galas, fashion shows, a golf tournament, and more. Registered bidders get VIP treatment and the best value: five-day admission for two, full access to reserved parking area (a perk you will appreciate), reserved seating at the hosted bidder bar, and admission for two to the Fashion Show and Tuesday's Opening Night Gala. Bidder registration is $350; total value is over $1,000. Opening Night Gala, Luncheon and WWDPG (Women Who Don't Play Golf) Tournament all benefit the Childhelp USA Gala, to help abused and neglected children worldwide. Mery Griffin and Suzanne Somers host. For more information, or to host a table, visit www.givinghearts.net . Star Car: 1953 Allard J2X LeMans Factory Lightweight. 331-ci Hemi V8 with twin 4-bbl carbs and a 4-speed transmission. The only factory "lightweight" J2X produced with LeMans body. Professionally restored to exacting specifications, with extensive documentation from the day it was factory ordered. One of nine Lemans cars built, same owner for 37 years, found in a chicken coupe in 1989. Restored in 2003. Last ran in 1963 movie "State Fair." Raced during the '50s and '60s. All trophies, documentation, original order forms, cancelled checks for "State Fair" movie payments, movie passes, letters, etc., on hand. Shown once since restoration in L.A. Race or street ready—the only lightweight Allard built. SILVER AUCTIONS Phone: 800.255.4485 Website: www.silverauctions.com When: January 21-24. Preview 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Auction 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Where: Fort McDowell Casino, northwest corner of Fort McDowell Road and Beeline Highway. Tickets: $10 per day, $20 four-day pass, free admission to registered bidders. Insider's Tip: A great place to break into the auction scene the week before B-J, with plenty of affordable cars in the $10,000 to $50,000 8TH ANNUAL BARRETT-JACKSON SCM INSIDER'S SEMINAR Seminar participants on afield walk "Straight Talk on the Appreciation Curve" Phone: 503.261.0555 ext. 206 Website: www.sportscarmarket.com When: Friday, January 28, and Saturday, January 29 Where: Monterra Restaurant, BarrettJackson Tickets: SCM subscriber: $295 for one, $525 for two; general public: $395 for one, $695 for two Insider's Tip: Now, you can have the unfair advantage. SCM Publisher Keith Martin and his team of automotive experts share with you their secrets, the stuff they've learned over years of buying, selling and appraising cars. This two-day seminar and auction field walk puts you in control, and makes buying at auction a lot more fun. Use your training to make wise choices, whether in private negotiations or public bidding. Eliminate buyer's remorse, and relax in the knowledge that you've made informed decisions. An important investment for anyone who wants to get the most enjoyment and value out of the hobby. Contact David Slama at david.slama@sportscannarket.com and reserve your spot today. 34  1959 Boigward Isabella White range. And if you're feeling lucky on the auction block, stroll across to the casino and see if the same holds true at the blackjack table. The Monday sale is the last chance to sell merchandise, and there are always bargains to be had. Star Car: 1959 Borgward Isabella White. The Isabella was successful in motorsport circles, and scored wins on the racing circuit driven by Reg Parnell and Bill Blydenstein. Elegant styling similar to the Ferrari Superamerica or BMW 507. This is a beautifully restored car. RUSSO AND STEELE 1963 Shelby American factory race car Phone: 480.517.4005 Web site: www.russoandsteele.com When: Preview and on-site registration Thursday through Saturday, January 27-29, from 10:00 a.m. Auction Friday, January 28 through Saturday, January 29 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Where: 18601 North Scottsdale Rd, North Scottsdale, just off the 101 Loop Freeway and Scottsdale Road. Tickets: $10 for preview, $50 bidder registration. Insider's Tip: This is the third year in Scottsdale for Russo and Steele; it's a muscle car enthusiast's dream come true. Loud music and flashing lights get the blood pumping; go early to preview to make a more clear-headed assessment of cars you're considering. Star Car: 1963 Shelby American factory race car. Known as "Hey Little Cobra" with a Star Wars twist. Achieved important victories at Santa Barbara, Candlestick Park, and Laguna Seca. Carroll Shelby bought the car back for the 1964 season, where it was driven primarily by Ken Miles, winning additional races at Phoenix, Riverside and Kent. "Hey Little Cobra" was a hit song by the Rip Chords; this car is pictured on the album cover, Dan Gurney behind the wheel. In 1963, Allen Grant drove the car to four significant wins, with none other than future director George Lucas as his crew chief. Sports Car Market


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SCM Scottsdale Preview Auctions & Events KRUSE INTERNATIONAL  RNI AUCTIONS of Cincinnati, Ohio, for John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy. Used by the White House until 1968. The most historically significant car ever sold by RM. Also carried Pope Paul VI, Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey and Spiro Agnew, and the Apollo 8 astronauts.• SCOTTSDALE AREA MAP 1994 Jaguar XJ220 Phone: 800.968.4444 Website: www.kruse.com When: Friday January 21 through Tuesday January 25. 10:00 a.m. daily Where: Phoenix International Raceway, 7602 S. 115th Avenue, Phoenix Tickets: Friday, Monday and Tuesday $10, Saturday and Sunday $20. Insider Tip: Last year, Kruse moved the dates of the event to the week after Barrett-Jackson; this year, they've moved it back to the week before. Regardless of the date-juggling, Kruse is always a fun event, and the Raceway is a great location (1,000 acres of paved surface means a dust-free atmosphere). Star Car: 1994 Jaguar XJ220. This particular example is predicted to bring $150,000 to $200,000, helped that it is California certified and California titled, and equipped with a sequential gearbox. Timeline 0 Friday January 21 Saturday January 22 Sunday January 23 Monday January 24 Tuesday January 25 Wednesday January 26 Thursday January 27 Preview Preview Preview  Preview  Preview  Preview  Preview  Preview  Preview  Preview  Automobile  Silver Auction Kruse Auction Silver Auction Kruse Auction Silver Auction Kruse Auction Silver Auction I  Kruse Auction Kruse Auction Barrett-Jackson Opening Gala Barrett-Jackson Auction Drive the Dream Gala OM Barrett - Jackson Auction PM Preview Friday January 28 Preview 1  Saturday January 29 Sunday January 30 36 Sports Car Market Automobilia Barrett-Jackson Auction Preview  Automobilia  Barren Jackson Auction Automobilio Barrett-Jackson Auction Preview  Russo and Steele Auction RM Auction RAI Insider's Seminar Russo and Steele Auction SOA Insider's Seminar Fashion Show Russo and PM Gala • Fashion Show Steele Gala "Kennedy Bubbletop" Phone: 800.211.4371 Website: www.rmauctions.com When: Friday, January 28, 1:00 p.m. Where: Arizona Biltmore, 24th Street & Missouri, Phoenix Tickets: $60 auction catalog purchase admits two. Insider Tip: This is the your best chance to get away from the maddening crowds. The most upscale of the auctions, Vintage Motorcars in Arizona at the Biltmore brings to bear some of the most significant cars you'll ever see. Get the catalog early; contact the staff about a private viewing ahead of time. If you're serious about a particular car, see about arranging a test drive. Star Car: "Kennedy Bubbletop." Black 1962 Lincoln Continental Limousine, designed by Ford Motor Company's Advance Vehicle division, built in 1961 by Hess & Eisenhardt • • 0 koala. 87 Sr 10 SoAem Not Tow bode hnloion • RM Auctions  Silver Auctions  Barrett-Jackson  • Russo and Steele • Kruse Airport


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RM AUCTIONS INC. VINTAGE MOTOR CARS IN ARIZONA JANUARY 28, 2005 ARIZONA BILTMORE RESORT & SPA 1962 ASTON MARTIN DB4 GT "ZAGATO" HID. The Roy Salvadori 1962 Brands Hatch race winner. One of the 19 original "Zagato" DB4 Ors. Lvcellent condition with limited rally use since total UK-based restoration. 1953 FERRARI 250 MM PININ FARINA BERLINETTA Fabulous ex-Franco Rol early V-12 competition coupe with ACCUS/FIA Papers. Eligible for eve ry vintage venue in tlie worhi. Ran the 1998 Milk Miglia Retrospective after filli restoration by marque expert. 1933 Auburn 12-161A Salon Speedster 1929 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Van den Plas Tourer 1957 BMW 507 Roadster 1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 1933 Chrysler Imperial Phaeton 1959 Chrysler Imperial Convertible 1937 Cord 812 SC Sportsman 1934 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe by Walker-LaGrande 1965 Ferrari 330 America 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona 1962 The ex-John F. Kennedy Lincoln Continental Presidential "Bubble Top" Limousine 1929 Packard 645 Deluxe Phaeton 1934 Packard Super Eight Coupe Roadster 1937 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan 1957 Pontiac Bonneville Custom Star Chief Cony. 1955 Jaguar XK 140 Supercharged Royale Coupe 1965 Pontiac GTO Convertible 1932 Lincoln KB Touring 1933 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Coupe by Rollston ORDER YOUR Al.„Jr.TION: CATALOG NOW .-'00-?1.1-4:371 ONE CLASSIC CAR DRIVE, BLENHEIM, ONTARIO, CANADA NOP 1A0 TEL. 519-352-4575 800-211-4371 www.rmauctions.com FAX: 519-351-1337


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Ferrari Profile 1975 Dino 308 GT4 I was the one who sold 308 GT4 S/N 10540 for $23,500 back in 1990 by Steve Ahlgrim DETAILS Years produced: 1975-79 Number produced: 2,826 Original list price: approx $24,000 SChf Price Guide: $18,000—$22,500 Tune-up/major service: $3,000 Distributor cap: $290 Chassis #: top frame rail, passenger side of engine compartment. Engine #: top of block, passenger's side Club: Ferrari Club of America, P.O. Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358 Web site: www.ferrariclubofamerica.com Alternatives: 1972-76 Maserati Merak, 1972-76 Lambroghini Urraco, 1975-79 Ferrari 308 GTB SCM Investment Grade: C COMPS Chassis number: 10540 Engine number: 10540 errari's family of immensely successful V8 road cars began in 1973 with the 308 GT4. The Maranello factory's first V8-engined road car and first mid-engine 2+2, the 308 GT4 was styled by Bertone rather than the customary Pininfarina. By placing the front seats well forward, Bertone made room for two children or one sideways-seated adult in the rear, while the compact engine/transaxle package left space behind the engine bay for a luggage compartment. Although the newcomer's wedge-shaped styling was controversial, the performance of its quad-cam, 3-liter V8 did not disappoint, proving sufficient to propel the 308 past 150 mph, with 0-60 mph coming in under 7 seconds. Road & Track was most impressed by the 308 GT4's blend of speed and civility when they tested one in 1974: "Apart from the performance, which you take for granted in a Ferrari, and the aforementioned remarkable flexibility of the engine, perhaps the most outstanding feature of the Dino 308 is the excellent ride it provides. There is no low-speed harshness and at speed the road irregularities are beautifully smoothed out. The progress, compared to earlier Ferraris, is enormous." The present owner purchased the vehicle from FAF Motorcars Atlanta in 1990. He advises us that the car is original apart from a repaint, and that it has just undergone its 60,000-mile service. Indicated mileage is about 55,000 miles. Finished in red with tan leather interior, it is presented in excellent condition throughout. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $23,000 at Bonhams & Butterfields' Quail Lodge sale, held in Carmel, CA on August 13, 2004. As the only Ferrari product available in the U.S. after the 365 GTB/4 Daytona and the Dino 246 models were discontinued, the Dino 308 GT4 had huge shoes to fill. Problem was, it had small feet. Marketed under Ferrari's lower level brand, Dino, the GT4 had F 38 neither the Daytona 's muscular performance nor the 246's delicate lines. The Bertone-penned wedge lacked any styling clues to associate it with its famous linage and its 2+2 seating configuration was not well accepted in the U.S. The 308 GT4 was a commercial disappointment, with unsold 1975 models still loitering in dealers' showrooms at least two model years later There are three different versions of the 308 GT4. The initial model, 1977 Ferrari 308 GT4 Lot #12, S/N F106AL413210 Condition: 3+ Sold at $27,360 Shannons; Melbourne, Australia ; 3/8/2004 SCM ID# 32634 1977 Ferrari 308 GT4 Lot #281, S/N 12718 Condition: 2 Sold at $19,324 Bonhams; Gstaad, Switzerland ; 12/18/2001 SCM ID# 24259 referred to as a Series I, features some unflattering bumpers, Dino-style wheels and Dino badging. In late 1975 the factory attempted to bolster sales by introducing a Series II with improved bumpers, traditional Ferrari five-star wheels and Ferrari badges. Some Series I cars were updated to Series II configuration by the distributor but with varying results. As such, there is no absolute rule as to what a Series I or Series II car should look like. In 1977 the GT4 received updates including a factory sunroof and a new dash with improved air conditioning ducting. Catalytic converters were fitted to 1978-1979 models; these very rare late cars are often called Series III models, and while not quite as fast as the early models, they are still quite desirable. While aesthetically challenged, the GT4 is a blast to drive. The large doors allow easy access to a comfortable interior and the seats slide backfar enough that a tall driver has plenty room for his legs, as long as no one tries to fit in the diminutive rear seat. A cab-forward design well Sports Car Market


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before Chrysler coined the phrase, the GT4 's driver sits almost out to the front wheels, with an expansive windshield to yield a panoramic view of the road While quite loud and lacking in creature comforts, few cars deliver as much driving enjoyment for the money. But as an investment, the GT4 is a dud This car would have sold new for around $24,000, and 15 years later they were selling for about the same money. (In this case, $500 less—I was the one who sold 308 GT4 S/N 10540 back in 1990, for $23,500.) Today we see this car make $20,000, plus a $3,000 commission, so only the mechanics are getting rich off 308 GT4s. On the other hand, there are not too many cars that can retain their value this well, especially while racking up 55,000 miles. The normal market for GT4s goes from $15,000 for a fixer-upper to near $30,000 for a top-condition later example. As with all Ferraris, condition is paramount. The GT4 is straightforward to service, but a scruffy car can go through money like a needy mistress. A major service can run 20 percent of the value of the car, though the interval can be stretched to every five to seven years. Weak points aren't that common. The original paint was good for 15 years tops, so most cars have been repainted by no or need it. Second- and fourth-gear synchronizers were weak, but fortunately a weak synchro won't keep you from driving your car While you might think that rebuilding a transaxle for $2,500 is the way to go, the "while we're at it" add-ons you'll want to undertake while the engine is out will certainly eat you alive. When I first encountered the car pictured here it was painted gold and had less than 24,000 miles showing. It now red, a color that few Closeups from another GT4. 308 GT4s were originally painted. As evidence, I'd point to a circa-1976 list of 308 GT4s in inventory at the East Coast distributor that I happen to possess. It shows 25 Series I cars and 19 Series II cars, none of which were red But red is a color that probably appeals to a lot of first-time Ferrari buyers, as should the most distinctive feature of S/N 10540, its rare luggage shelf This was an option that substituted a flat, carpeted shelf in place of the rear seat, adding a sportier appearance and improving the GT4's cargo capacity. You'd be hard pressed to find a good entry-level Ferrari for less than this car 's $23k sales price. 308 GT4 values won't be going down from here, so the cost of maintenance will be the buyer's cost of ownership. Given that his car just had a major service, he can likely look forward to years of enjoyment. While there is very little chance of an upside here, the downside should be entirely predictable and manageable. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)* America's Oldest Ferrari Dealership  www.RTGT.com January 2005  39


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Sheehan Speaks Michael Sheehan ' Looking At The New Ferrari F430 If you want to be the first on your block to own an F430, plan on spending $245,000-$250,000 to put one in your garage F errari is expected to define the leading edge in automotive styling and technology, and its new F430 promises to be no exception. A replacement for the 360 Modena, this new entry-level Ferrari debuted at the Paris Motor Show in late September. It continues the "new" Ferrari look that began with the Enzo, and incorporates multiple design elements lifted from its big brother. The F430 also boasts a new 4.3-liter, 490-hp engine, a unit based on the 4.2liter V8 now found in all Maserati models. STYLING The basic look of the 360 Modena, itself an evolution of the F355, has further evolved in the F430, though it is less of a styling leap than the 360 was when introduced for the 2000 model year. In the front, the F430's Enzo-esque headlights are near vertical, while the 360's are horizontal. The F430's front air intakes are larger and feature a small splitter in the middle, again, like the Enzo. The 360's small, sculpted "nose" in the center of the bumper has been eliminated for a cleaner look, and the air duct on the trailing edge of the F430 front spoiler is also much larger than the one on the 360. At the back, the F430's rear air intakes and lower air intakes continue the Enzo influence, as do the taillights, mounted high on the rear fascia. The F430 has five cutouts on each side of the engine cover, compared to none on the 360 (though there are four on the 360 Challenge Stradale). 40 The rear air diffuser is more prominent on the F430, with vertical canes similar to those found on the Enzo. The rear bumper is much more cleanly integrated into the rear body than on the 360. HARDWARE While the F430 has an aluminum spaceframe similar to the 360, its engine is a Maserati-based, 4.3-liter, 90-degree V8. It kicks out 490 hp and 343 lb-ft of torque, an increase of 90 horses and 68 lb-ft over the 360 Modena. This boosts the power-to-weight ratio significantly, even though the F430 grew to 3,197 pounds, from the 360 Modena's 3,064. Each of the F430's horses has to move just 6.52 pounds, compared to 7.66 pounds/hp in the Modena, and 6.64 pounds/hp in the Challenge Stradale. Ferrari claims the F430 can reach 62 mph in 4.0 seconds, with a top speed north of 196 mph. The F430 is the first V8 Ferrari to feature driver aid controls on the steering wheel, as seen previously on the Enzo and 612 Scaglietti. A knob on the right—known to Ferrari Fl drivers as the manettino—controls the car's dynamic modes (sport, race, etc.). The now de rigeur paddle shifters bang off shifts in as little as 150 milliseconds, transmitting power through Ferrari's new electronically controlled differential, another technology lifted from its Fl team. Dual-spoke, 19-inch wheels similar to the Enzo's are fitted, and carbon-ceramic brakes are a reported $20,000 option. Sports Car Market


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NEW AND OLD TOYS When the F430 first arrives in the U.S. in late March or April, MSRP will be in the $200,000 range. Of course, like all new toys for rich boys, it will sell for far above window sticker on the immediate secondary market. If you are not near the top of the list with your local Ferrari dealer and want to be the first on your block to own an F430, plan on spending $245,000-$250,000 to put one in your garage. If you're thinking that now would be the time to get into that 360 you've always wanted but couldn't afford, that's not quite the case. Yes, prices have dropped slightly, as six months ago a fully loaded 360 coupe had a window sticker of about $185,000 and was selling for about $10,000 over on the secondary market; in early winter that number had dropped to sticker. (The 360 Spyder has seen a similar drop of about $10k, to $230,000 from its six-month-ago price of $240,000 on the secondary market for a $210,000-window-sticker car with all the bells and whistles.) But these are just minor shifts, more attributable to the uncertainty that involved the presidential election and the looming thought of snow on the ground. Further, as Ferrari has stopped 360 production to ramp up for the F430, the supply of new cars is drying up. This ensures that prices for the last of the 360s will firm up just as spring approaches. Expect the market to stay in the $10,000-over-sticker range—and maybe even a bit more on the Spyders, as we should not expect a U.S.-model F430 Spyder until the spring of 2006. HAMANN CLASSIC CARS - • 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing 1960 Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetto Conapetizione I 11)  - 1971 Maserati Ghibi 4.9 SS Coupe 1962 Ferrari 330 GTO ' 441 1111111%‘ 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso 1967 Ferrari 275 GTBI4 OTHER CARS PRESENTLY AVAILABLE FERRARI 166/212 Fl/F2 GP race car 340 America Vignale Berlinetta 250GTO re-creation (ex-David Piper) 250LM 275GTB/4 275GTB/4 Alloy 330GTS 360 Modena Spider JAGUAR XK ISO S Roadster MERCEDES- BENZ TIMING THE MARKET This means that if you're in the market for a 360, you should either put down this magazine and buy while there is still snow on the ground, or plan to wait until next winter. If you are looking to sell your 360, you'll get an optimal price once the snows clear. But parking your Ferrari for a few more months while continuing to make those payments may not make sense when we're only talking about an extra $10,000 to $15,000. As for the older Ferrari V8s, a fully loaded 1999 355 Spyder with low miles and all the services was selling for about $115,000 six months ago and is now down about $5,000, again more due to the winter effect and the election rather than in any reaction to the F430. I really don't expect to see much movement in the V8 Ferrari market for at least a year or so after F430s begin to make it to our shores. Remember, if there is one thing Ferrari has mastered in the past decade, it is less automotive engineering and more branding and marketing. With high demand for all things Prancing Horse and a cleverly limited supply, you won't be seeing any "move out the metal" sales with low interest rates and sweetheart leases to be had. It's rarely empty-pocket bargain hunters you see sniffing out the best prices on new Ferraris; rather, it will be shrewd businessmen who are looking for the best possible deal on a piece of merchandise, just like they do in their day jobs.• January 2005 300SL Roadster PORSCHE 356 Carrera Speedster 935 935 "Moby Dick" (one of only 4 built) 962 OTHERS Aston Martin DB6 Volante Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Convertible For almost 30 years, Thomas Hamann has been actively involved in the classic and exotic car industry. He has been involved in the purchase, sale and brokering of some of the finest automobiles made.With this strong history, he has firmly established his position in the international collector car market. Ph. (203) 918-8300 Fax (203) 702-5098 www.hamannclassiccars.com info@hamannclassiccars.com


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English Profile 1962 Daimler SP250 Dart Roadster No less an authority on grace than Sir William Lyons was rumored to have tossed his scones on his first sight of a Dart by Rob Sass DETAILS Years produced: 1959-1964 Number produced: 2,650 Original list pike: $3,750 Sal Price Guide: $15,000— $20,000 Tune-up/major service: $300 Distributor cap: $80 Chassis #: brass plate riveted to cowl on left side Engine #: right rear Club: Daimler Lanchester Owners Club, P.O. Box 719, Southampton, England 5014 3RR Alternatives: 1964-67 Sunbeam Tiger, 1967-69 MGC, 1957-61 Triumph TR3A Sal Investment Grade: ( COMPS Chassis number: 100533 aimler of England startled the automotive world in 1959 with the Dart roadster, a swoopy sports car powered by an advanced 2.6liter, hemi-head V8. With a chassis inspired by Triumph's TR3A and a fiberglass body, it weighed barely over 2,000 pounds, giving Daimler's new roadster obvious potential. Despite this highly sophisticated sports car's good handling and powerful engine, production over its six-year run reached only 2,648 cars. D The car offered here is an outstanding example. It has been completely re-trimmed and the original Derrington wood-rimmed steering wheel remains. The engine has been upgraded to approximately 200 horsepower, having been fitted with Venolia pistons. A very rare and unusual British sports car, this is a fun automobile, ready to drive and enjoy. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $17,050, including buyer's premium, at the RM Monterey auction held on August 13-14, 2004. At the outset, I have to confess to owning an SP250. I bought mine because it was cheap and I thought I could make a few bucks. But I wound up liking it enough to spring for a quality respray, and it became a keeper For those who can accept its controversial looks, the SP250 is a surprisingly satisfring sports car that is a cut above its contemporaries in performance. Many cars acquire reputations that stick like duct tape on a hot day. Volvo wagons are safe. Mercedes-Benz sedans well engineered. Slant-six Dodge Darts run forever, or until the body rusts awayfrom the powertrain. Daimler's Dart--dubbed the SP250 for the US. market, so as not to run afoul of Chrysler—got tagged with a bad rep early on. "Homely" and "poorly executed" were just two of the slurs applied Although automotive style is subjective, no will ever accuse the SP250 of being a paragon of grace: No less an authority than Sir William Lyons was rumored to have tossed his scones on his first sight of a Dart. In profile, the character lines, fill-wheel cutouts and low screen give the car a satisfinng enough appearance. However, the overall look seems to be thrown together from a disparate collection of elements from other period British sports cars, and the sharp drop from the bonnet to the frowning grille is not the car's best feature. Editor Martin's infamous "angry catfish" reference aside, it bears asking: Is the front of an SP250 really any less attractive than the bluff, bug-eyed, big-mouthed Triumph TR3A? 42  The other piece of conventional wisdom about SP250s is that they are "fiexi rflyers" whose doors have a propensity for .flying open by themselves on rough roads. While this may have been true of the very first examples, Jaguar bought Daimler fairly early in the SP250's production run and reinforced the chassis and cowl for the so-called "B-spec" cars. As a result, the doors stayed shut and the cars had little perceptible cowl shake. Although it does have a fiberglass body with a separate chassis, creaks and rattles are not prevalent, and a well-sorted SP250 is a pleasant driver The real attraction is the motor Had the SP250 gained greater positive attention, its little hemi-head V8 would surely have gone down in history as one 1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk I Lot #444, S/N 382000175 Condition: 3Sold at $21,060 Barren-Jackson; Los Angeles ; 6/21/2003 SCM ID# 31450 1967 MGC GT Lot #32, S/N GCD1/766G Condition: 1Sold at $14,242 H&H; Buxton, U.K.; 4/7/2004 SCM ID# 33726 of the truly great sports car powerplants. The exhaust note is to die for, sounding like a V8 of twice its displacement. Flexible and rev-happy for a pushrod design, it made its peak 140 hp at 5,800 rpm, enough to propel the one-ton SP250 to a top speed of 125 mph. With 0-60 mph times reported in the mid-eight-second range, the Daimler was quicker than any contemporary Healey, Triumph or MG, and roughly on par with a Jaguar XK150 DHC in standard tune, or the later Sunbeam Tiger Mk I. Unlike the Tiger, however, its four-wheel disc brakes also stopped well. The underhood display almost makes up for what the body lacks in aesthetics, with the hemi signature "spark plug through" valve covers, carb dash pots and generator cover all in polished aluminum. Everything is also nicely accessible for service. The interior details are nice as well. Full instrumentation with a polished aluminum surround, cool toggle switches, polished stainless door top finishers and chrome trim around the roll-up side glass give things Sports Car Market


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a high-end look. The soft top is both attractive and nearly weatherproof Leather everywhere in the cockpit including the dash, door panels and occasional rear seat is a touch consistent with the car's original price, which was higher than a Healey or a TR. As an added bonus, the heater is effective when you want it, but when it's off little engine heat invades the cockpit, unlike some British sports cars. Underway, my kidneys and backside judge the ride from the lever damper front suspension and rear leaf spring and live axle to be less punishing than a TR3, though an SP250 will lose its composure in bumpy corners. Cruising at 80 mph, the car feels safe and stable with no wander The SP250 is a capable high-speed tourer; but with no overdrive offered, the car is not as relaxed as it could be. The two things that detract from the driving experience are the heavy, vague cam-and-peg steering (though rack-and-pinion conversions are available), and a gearbox reminiscent of a Jaguar Moss unit. Slow, deliberate shifts are required, especially at high rpms. SP250s are surprisingly easy to live with. The V8 is robust, the fiberglass bodies don't rot, and serious frame rust is uncommon. For a comparatively rare car parts are still available. Happily enough, even body panels can be had for a price. Having just restored one of these beasts, I was amazed at what can still be sourced from John Carey at New England Auto Restorations (978.356.4745), in Ipswich, MA. The car pictured here was pretty much 'just a car - The chrome was average and the prep work on the paint was just okay, with overspray noted in several areas. The two-tone paint and pinstripes were nothing short of bizarre and downright off-putting, so you'd have to figure in a respray before taking this car out in public. As far as the alleged engine mods go, to me, they don't add anything, especially if they threaten the longevity of the engine. SP250 values are a bit hard to peg, as public sales in the U.S. are rare. One particular dealer in Florida does do a brisk business in SP250s. Last year, he offered me a very nice car in the low twenties—I dithered and it sold fast. A barn-fresh (albeit low-mileage car) recently sold on eBay for over $14,000 with active bidding. My sense is that honest, running, driving cars in need of attention start at around $11,000. Restoring an SP250, however, is a labor of love, as the low twenties seems to be the end of the earth right now. In light of this, I would have to call this example fully priced. The upside to buying an SP250 now, however, is that the club of comparable V8-powered British two-seaters still trading for under $100k has shrunk to the Sunbeam Tiger and Triumph TR8. Given the level ofperformance that all of these cars offer there may be an eventual rise in values. The Tiger is most likely to appreciate, and I figure that by the time the market realizes the inequity of 289 Cobras selling for seven times the Tiger 's going rate, the SP250 might finally get its day. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)* THE ULTIMATE METAL GARAGE CABINETS 111 -  II = = _ _ - II rt4. BALD GARAGE EN HAri BALDHEAD CABIN SOLID MAPLE  PULL-OUT BUTCHER BLOCK TOP FASTENER DRAWER PULL-OUT SHELVES PRECISION BALL ' BEARINI3 SLICES 17290 Newhope Street • Fountain Valley, CA 92708 Telephone: 877,966,2253 • www.BaldheadCabinets.com H EAEY lENtEN'T E;YETEMS January 2005


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Alfa Romeo Profile 1932 P3 Bronze Sculpture Behind the wheel of a P3, Tazio Nuvolari bested the Third Reich on its home turf, winning the 1935 German Grand Prix in one of the great come-frombehind drives of all time by Carl Bomstead DETAILS Years produced: 1932-1935 Number produced: 15 can (12 statues) Original list price: not offered for public sale SCM Price Guide: $1,400,000—$2,000,000 Tune-up/major service: approx. $1,500 Distributor cap: $150 (or $72.51 for a case of Brosso) Chassis #: bulkhead, steering box, and convenient places on chassis/driveline Engine #: exhaust side of engine Club: Vintage Sports Car Club, The Old Post Office, West Street, Chipping Norton, Oxon 017 5EL, U.K. Web site wynv.vscc.co.uk Alternatives: 1931 Bugatti Type 51, 1931-34 Alfa IC 2300 Monza (or cut your shrubs to resemble Michael Schumacher's Fl car) SCM Investment Grade: A 1934 Alfa Romeo Tip B P3 Lot #235,5/N 50006 Condition: 2 Not sold at $2,145,000 RM; Amelia Island, FL; 3/10/2000 SCM ID# 17364 T he P3 Alfa Romeo sculpture offered here is patterned after the fantastic and dominant single-seat, eight-cylinder Alfas of the early 1930s. Cast in bronze by a well-known Italian art foundry, it remains unpainted in pure, resplendent bronze. Its greatest attribute, however, is its legendary pilot—the great Tazio Nuvolari. Nuvolari remains as one of the most respected, most accomplished and fearless drivers in all of racing history, His feats behind the wheel of the P3 Alfa are legends in their own right. Nuvolari competed in the Alfa as late as 1937 in races against cars of superior design and engineering, however, his natural abilities behind the wheel proved too much for most of the competition and he continued to dominate, even in what was considered by many to be an antiquated race car. This full-size sculpture represents an unusual opportunity to acquire an evocative object of art and speed, which can be contemplated and enjoyed at leisure in all weather, climates and atmospheres. The sculptor, Francois Chevalier, came by his appreciation of kinetic automotive objects the hard way—by racing. His history includes twice driving at the 24 hours of Le Mans where he was once a winner of the prestigious Luigi Chinetti Trophy. He was director of the Circuit Paul Ricard at its inception, before turning to art and sculpture. This particular bronze is numbered eight of eight, although we understand the artist approved four other bronzes to be cast, bringing the total to a mere 12 examples. The bronze is also imprinted by the artist with a small plate on the left-hand side of the chassis. It would be appropri- 44 ate as decor for an office, museum or business establishment, or simply as a reminder of the great Tazio Nuvolari and the mighty Alfa Romeo P3. The SCM analysis: This sculpture sold for $47,300 at RM's Monterey auction, held August 13-14, 2004. Francois Chevalier could not have picked a more dramatic subject when he sculpted this bronze. The single-seater P3 has long been regarded as one of the most beautiful racing machines ever designed. Alfa Alfa Romeo P3 Monoposto Child's Car Lot #48 Condition: 2 Sold at $6,641 Christie's; London, U.K.; 11/29/1998 SCM ID# 19571 Romeo's great Vittorio Jano developed the Tipo B P3 for the 1932 Grand Prix season. With Tazio Nuvolari at the wheel, Alfa won in its debut at the Monza Grand Prix in June, and went on to secure its second World Championship after additional victories in both France and Germany. Without the old requirement for a riding mechanic, Jano was free to make the chassis more compact and streamlined. The straight-eightcylinder engine was enlarged to 2,654 cc, boosting power to 215 hp and making the car capable of 144 mph when fitted with twin superchargers. The P3's main chassis members were curved upwards over the rear axle and the rear wheels were driven by separate driveshafis from a differential mounted immediately aft of the three-speed transmission. This Sports Car Market


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allowed the driver to sit lower in the chassis to improve handling. The future looked bright for Alfa's racing efforts in 1933, but an economic crisis was rapidly approaching and racing efforts were left entirely in the hands of Scuderia Ferrari, which would continue to field the P3s in the absence ofAlfa's support. In 1934, the P3 engines were bored to 2905 cc, increasing horsepower to 255, and Ferrari managed wins at Monaco, Tripoli, the Targa Florio, Avus and the French Grand Prix. Mercedes and Auto Union had become formidable opponents, however, and the long-in-the-tooth P3 needed some help. For 1935, Brivio takes 3rd at 1935 Monaco Grand Prix in a P3. it was fitted with a 265-hp, 3 I 65-cc engine, cantilever rear springs, hydraulic brakes and Dubonnet independent .front suspension. Still overmatched by the Nazi-backed teams, Nuvolari bested the Third Reich on its home turf winning the German Grand Prix in one of the great come-from-behind drives of all time. Chevalier specializes in automotive art from the 1920s and '30s, making this Nuvolari Alfa piece a natural. Chevalier was born in Lyons, France, in 1942 and was exposed to motor racing at an early age. His unique combination of racing experiences and artistic talent led to his development into a respected automotive artist. This particular sculpture is 13.45 feet in length and weighs 1,794 . pounds (that compared to the approximately 1,625 pounds of the real P3). While it is signed and numbered, the numbering system is certainly unique with eight originals cast but an additional four produced. This isn't really much of an issue with regards to exclusivity, though it would be if the numbers got considerably bigger The piece was previously of. fered by Bonhams in its August 15, 2003, sale in Carmel, CA, but did not sell. RM took its shot at Monterey this past year, tagging the statue with a pre-sale estimate similar to the one from the Bonhams catalog—$50,000$65,000—but with no reserve. The $47k paid here might appear to be an over-the-top price at first glance, but a little research indicates that this was more likely a wise purchase. Another piece by Chevalier; the 1929 Monaco Grand Prix-winning Bzzgatti Type 35B with William Grover at the wheel, made $70,700 at Brooks' August 18, 2000, sale in Carmel. The Bugatti was slightly smaller than the Alfa pictured here, so by every comparison—including pound per dollar—the P3 was a better buy. And while it is still a pricey piece of yard art, it is a heck of a lot more affordable than buying the real thing. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• 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." *****"Rated 5-stars by epinions.com " Visit our Website! • www.intercitylines.com January 2005  Please Call or E-mail for a FREE QUOTE  M Cro 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 45


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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1925 Amilcar 4 CGS These lightweight, small-displacement sports cars provide a true pre-war motoring experience at a fraction of the cost of their more expensive French cousin from Molsheim by Ed Godshalk DETAILS Years produced: (GS, 1924-1926; CGSs 1926-1929 Number produced: About 4,700 total Original list price: £285 (approx. $1,357) SCM Valuation: $35,000 — Tune-up/major service: $500 $50,000 — $1,000 Distributor cap: $200 (magneto cap) Chassis #: brass plate on dashboard Engine #: riveted plate on forward lower left side of engine block Club: Amilcar Register, Membership Secretary Len Banyll, Culverden, Azalea Drive, Haslemere, GU27 1111, U.K. Web site: www.amikatnet Alternatives: 1923-27 Salmson GS/GSS, 1922-26 Senechal Sport/Grand Sport, 1923-27 BNC Sport/Super Sport SCM Investment Grade: B Chassis number: 17225 f all the small sports-racing cars that proliferated in France after World War One, the Amilcar was the most famous and most successful. Built at St. Denis from 1921 through 1937, they did extremely well in the hotly contested 1,100-cc class, in which so many fierce little French cars were racing. The car being offered for sale here is said to be the Amilcar CGS show car introduced at the New York Salon in 1926, featuring a 1,074cc engine with full-pressure lubrication, four-wheel brakes, four-speed transmission, and front semi-elliptic springs. Its known history is complete back to 1947, and it has been listed in the Amilcar registry since 1952. 0 Purchased in 1995, it was given a full restoration in Holland, by the specialists in the Automuseum Deventer. When purchased, it was missing its hood and engine. As such, a new hood has been fabricated and an engine was located. While not original, it is the correct type. The car has been driven only 500 miles since restoration and won its class at the Concours d'Elegance Palace Loo in the Netherlands. Painted black with an Apple Green interior, this car does not disappoint. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $49,500, including buyer 's premium, at the Gooding & Company Pebble Beach sale, held August 15, 2004. This was just one of two Amilcars offered by Gooding at Pebble Beach. The second was a 1929 CGSs, which sold for a similar price of $46,200. With two of these interesting French "voiturettes" showing up at the same sale, the marque bears a closer look. Amikar started producing cars in 1921, and won the world's first 24hour race in 1922, the Bol d 'Or Amilcars competed in the 1924 Targa Florio, and the Mille Miglia in 1927 and 1928. Models evolved from the CC, C4 and CS to arrive at the CGS, or "Grand Sport," in 1924. The CGS was almost like a miniature Bugatti grand prix racer and many aficionados regard it as the quintessential lightweight, small-displacement French sports car It is a lovely piece of mobile art deco, with its long blade-type fenders and wire wheels. Making all of 30 hp at 3,600 rpm (that's $1,650 per horse, for those who care about such things), the CGS scoots along surprisingly well 46  because it only weighs about 1,250 pounds. In contrast to many cars of its era, the CGS has four-wheel brakes, with an ingenious sliding rod inside the kingpin to allow braking action to remain constant as the front wheels are turned. According to Desmond Peacock, the English Amilcar Register authority, the CGS pictured here was at one time owned by Charles Little Jr of Pennsylvania, who did claim it to be the New York show car In its early life a Cozette supercharger was .fitted, which probably led to the demise of the original motor The correct CGS-type motors are quite rare, so a later G-, L- or M-series motor from an Amilcar touring car is typically used as a replacement. That the current owner has installed a correct engine is definitely a plus. On the other hand, it is stated that the car has a four-speed transmission, COMPS 1929 Amilcar CGSs Surbaisse Lot #58, S/N SE4342PA Condition: 3Gooding & Co.; Pebble Beach, CA ; 8/15/2004 Sold at $46,200 SCM ID# 34662 1926 Amilcar CGSs Surbaisse Lot #57, S/N 19090 Condition: 4 Brooks; Monte Carlo, Monaco; 5/17/1993 Sold at $18,450 SCM ID# 13048 but Amilcar did not offer them on the CGS. My understanding is that a frame crossmember needs to be moved to convert a CGS from its threespeed. Certainly the four-speed unit does no real harm and will improve the car's performance, but it does require some explaining. In 1926 a lowered "Surbaisse" version of the CGS was introduced. This was the CGSs, and its improved cam profile made 35 hp at 4,500 rpm. Other improvements included a larger sump, bigger brakes, and a cast aluminum firewall. The body had more of an early 1930s look, and cycle fenders were often fitted, as on the second Gooding Amilcar. The attraction of these cars is easy to understand once you've spent some time behind the wheel. In proper tune they have good brakes Sports Car Market


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and precise steering, and are easy and comfortable to drive up to about 60 mph—though in good fettle an Amilcar will do 70-plus mph, on par with an MG TC. Amikars provide a true pre-war motoring experience at a fraction of the cost of their more expensive French cousin from Molsheim. My own CGS successfully completed the 2004 Mille Miglia, and makes about 42 hp, similar to an in-period works-prepared racer There are many events catering to voiturettes throughout Continental Europe, England, and Australia. These are a gas, as you sport around on narrow country roads at full-tilt. The big events can easily get over 100 applications, and organizers are starting to get picky. Preference is usually given to Amilcars, Salmsons, and other cool voiturettes, while more mundane marques like Bugatti, Lancia, and Alfa play second ,fiddle. The pre-auction estimates at the Gooding sale were in the $50k-$80k range, which is hopeful for a U.S.-based auction. There are virtually no events that cater to voiturettes here in the States, so the real money for these cars is in Europe. Plus, to get a premium price for an Amilcar, all the hard-to-get original bits really need to be present. This is easier said than done, as examples having the correct starter, gauges, generator, voltage regulator, cylinder head, etc., are scarce and most of the barns in rural France have been emptied of such items. It is worth consulting an expert if you 're looking for an authentic Amilcar, as the French Amilcar club offers enough reproduction parts to practically build an entire car, minus frame and body. Neither of these cars was perfect, though they were both better than most of the Amilcars I usually see offered for sale. The sale prices in the high $40k range are relatively strong for a U.S. sale, but considering that both cars are indeed authentic lam not surprised. The number of surviving CGS and CGSs cars with genuine chassis and correct series motors is on the order of only 80 and 100 examples respectively, so the supply of authentic cars is a bit thin. With so many enjoyable events for Amilcars overseas, it does not seem unreasonable to expect correct CGS and CGSs Amilcars subjected to quality restorations to be trading in the $60k-$80k range in five years. Even today you can easily spend this amount to restore one correctly, as I am painfully aware. There are very few 1920s sports cars that can deliver this level of driving enjoyment in this price range, so I'll call these two well bought. I hope to see the new owners on tour in France soon. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• Antique Automobile Insurance Agency J.C. Taylor 1-888-ANTIQUE (1-888-268-4783) www.jctaylor.corn January 2005  47


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German Profile 1929 Mercedes-Benz Type 38/250 Model SSK In the hands of drivers like Rudolph Caracciola, the SSK was the dominant race car of its era, and came to symbolize all that was wonderful and scary about racing during the "Roaring Twenties" by Thor Thorson DETAILS Years produced: 1928-32 Number produced: between 31-35 Original price: $8,000 in 1929 SCM Price Guide: 900,000—$1,100,000 Tune-up/major service: $1,500 labor plus parts Distributor cap: approx. $250 Chassis #: right front chassis and middle crossmember Engine #: mounting ear, right rear of engine Club: Mercedes-Benz Club of America, 1907 Lelaray Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80909-2872 Web site www.mbcaorg Alternatives: 1928-30 Bentley Speed Six, 1931-34 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300, 1924-31 Bugatti Type 35 SCM Investment Grade: A COMPS K Chassis number: 36045 Engine number: 76110 nown in period as simply, "the mighty Mercedes," advertisements for the SSK justifiably screamed, "the fastest sports car in the world." George Edward Milligen became this great car's 11th owner in 1941, and had it registered in his name on June 10. He paid £400 for the privilege of ownership, a considerable sum in those dark and uncertain times, with bombs falling every night as the wartime "Blitz" gathered pace. The SSK was a product of an enemy industry, one whose technological ascendancy was threatening the very survival of the United Kingdom itself. Yet Milligen had high regard for Mercedes-Benz engineering and manufacturing standards, and he was delighted with the driving challenge and prodigious performance of his SSK. The long, empty straights and fast, open curves of his local Norfolk roads provided the ideal stage upon which he could enjoy the performance of its 7.1-liter engine. This car was originally supplied unbodied from Germany. The coachwork it has worn all its life was fitted by the Carlton Carriage Company Ltd., of Willesden, London, a specialist concern which carried out much bespoke work at the time. The car has never been stripped and restored in the currently accepted meaning of that phrase, but Milligan did encounter difficulty with the car in the early 1950s. At that time, the block, pistons and cylinder liners were replaced with those from another car. The Milligen Mercedes-Benz SSK is a celebrity in British motoring circles, the most compellingly preserved, perfect provenance example to have survived anywhere in the world. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $7,425,989 at the Bonhams 48  Goodwood sale, held Sept. 3, 2004.  The Mercedes-Benz Type 38/250 Model SSK is rightly considered to be one of the Holy Grails of collecting. Unfortunately, like many of its rarefied ilk, the catch is making sure that you 've got a real one. There is arguably no other important car that has had more questionable and outright fake examples passed off as the real thing, in part because even the factory can't say for sure ff it built 31 or 35 originals. Today, the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center is currently aware of 98 cars that have some claim to authenticity 1929 Mercedes-Benz SSK Roadster Lot #34, S/N 36246 Condition: 1 Sold at S3,329,087 Poulain ; Paris, France ; 2/10/2003 SCM ID# 30420 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Lot #73, S/N 154151 Condition: 1 Sold at $3,630,000 RM Auctions ; Phoenix, AZ; 1/18/2002 SCM ID# 27037 So what's the big deal with the SSK, anyway? Well, like so many of the most desirable collectible cars, it starts with racing. In the hands of drivers like Rudolph Caracciola, the SSK was the dominant race car of its era, and came to symbolize all that was wonderful and scary about racing during the "Roaring Twenties." SSKs were brutal, in-your-face race cars driven by larger-than-life characters that guys envied and women swooned over Hence, the legend. It started in 1926, when Mercedes (no Benz yet) introduced the "K" series cars, powered by a new, supercharged SOHC 6.3-liter six-cylinder engine designed by Ferdinand Porsche. The chassis was pretty awful, but the engine was dynamite, so in late '26 the 6.8-liter S was introduced, Sports Car Market


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SSK at the Niirburgring which used a lower chassis. For 1928, Mercedes-Benz introduced the 7.1liter 225-horsepower SS and SSK models (which were later pumped up to 250 hp) and the legends began to develop. Most races in the era, such as Le Mans, were for open, four-seat "touring" cars like the SS. Grand Prix racing, however was for smaller lighter two-seaters like the SSK ("K" standing for "kurz," or short). It was mechanically identical to the SS, but about 19 inches shorter with room for two people, a fuel tank, some spare tires, and absolutely nothing else. In other words, the SSK was the no-holds-barred race car while the SS was more of a production car About half of the SSKs were actively raced, while the others were used on the street. The last of the series was the SSKL, with 300 hp and a chassis lightened by drilling holes everywhere in an attempt to keep the old design competitive. These were successful in 1931, but struggled a year later when lighter more agile cars like the Alfa 8C 2300 came to prominence. Like an aging heavyweight trying to stay in the ring too long, the SSKLs all suffered broken frames, a byproduct of the lightening process. By the early '30s, all the racing SSKs were just old beat-up cars, so most were broken up for parts, while some got shipped to Argentina where they were campaigned for a while before meeting the same fate. Experts agree that neither an SSKL nor any SSKs with serious competition history have survived intact. Fast forward a few decades and car collecting had become not only fashionable, but downright profitable. With this icon car of the '20s virtu- 2004 MILLION-DOLLAR SALES Year 1929 1935 1939 1956 2003 1966 1961 1959 Make/Model Mercedes-Benz SSK Duesenberg Norman Meteors Bugatti Type 57C Ferrari 500 Testa Rosso Ferrari Enzo Ferrari 275GTB/C Competition Chaparral 1 Ferrari 250 GT LWB January 2005  Sold Price $7,425,989 Auction Co. Bonhams $4,455,000 Gooding & Co. $1,930,000 $1,327,500 $1,265,000 $1,117,632 Bonhams Christie's Russo and Steele Bonhams $1,111,000 RM Auctions $1,052,500 Christie's Location Chichester, UK Pebble Beach, CA Carmel, CA Monterey, CA Monterey, CA Monte Carlo, Monaco Monterey, CA Monterey, CA ally nonexistent but still extremely desirable, thus began the cottage industry of creating SSKs from whatever pieces people could get their greedy hands on. Since the mechanicals are the same as the relatively common S and SS models, it wasn't that tough to shorten the frame, build a body, and invent a history. This was made easier by the suggestion (since denied) that the factory had actually shortened a few frames for legitimate SSKs. As careful inspection and X-rays can find welds, the next step for the fabricators was to construct a series of "replacement" frames (these are known as "Thyssen" frames). While almost perfect, the modern steel alloys in these pieces made them still detectable. So the pinnacle of deception was reached when a wrecked ship was raised from the Baltic and its hull, made of steel the correct age to pass as original, was made into one or more SSK frames. What all this means is that the reputation of this iconic sports car has become so diluted by a combination of cars recreated around original parts, cars created from less important S and SS models, and some outright fakes, that virtually no car is completely above suspicion. Thus we see a huge range in sale prices for SSKs—from $350,000 to astronomical—and an intense demand for those few cars that are unquestioned. 9/3/04 8/15/04 8/12/04 8/8/04 8/13/04 5/15/04 8/12/04 8/8/04 Current understanding is that there are four maybe five, really honest SSKs in the world, and only one or two perfect ones. The car pictured here is one of thefive, but not the best. It has its original body, but it was from an English coachbuilder rather than the factory, which is a strike against it. Its provenance is known from new and it has never been restored, so all the bits are original, which is good. Though its engine is not original, which is not good, it is correct—and the original engine sits in Mercedes' museum car so it not going to show up in somebody else's pretender to the throne, which is good. All in all, this was the best SSK that has actually been for sale in the past five or more years—and likely for the next five. A good but clearly compromised car sold for $3.2 million at auction a bit more than a year ago, and rumor has it that the owner of the "best" SSK has refused offers over $10 million. The $7.2 million paid here is right in the middle, and though it is a lot of money, even in the netherworlds of big-money collectors, it was probably worth it. In this market, if you want the best, you have to step up to the plate. Date (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)* 49


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Porsche Gesprach Jim Schrager Sniffing Out Original Paint Deciphering the originality of your paint job can require employing some artistic means—and all of your senses ear Mr. Schrager: I just bought a 1964 356C with 60k original miles. The car is claimed to have original paint, and this would clearly enhance its value a bunch. The paint looks great, but how do I really know if it's original or not?—J.A., via e-mail It can be difficult to differentiate a very fine respray from an original paint job. Start by looking around the car for obvious signs of fresh paint. These include overspray, mismatched panels with a slightly different hue or texture, small ridges just inside the door, and hood or trunk jambs that indicate different thicknesses of paint. D 1964 356C waiting for your inspection. If you find nothing obvious, pull each headlamp (with a single screw on all 356 and 911 cars through 1994) and see what the buckets look like. Pull the interior door trim panels and see if you can find any telltale signs of repainted areas. NOT SMOOTH If this doesn't yield any tangible results, you are stuck employing more artistic means of deciphering the originality of the paint. A Porsche with original paint will be entirely clean of dirt and dust and will have the gentle undulation of orange peel in its finish. It will not be perfectly smooth, as is often the case with paint jobs from high-end body shops. Often the most telling signs of an original paint job are the small flaws. Your 60,000-mile 1964 356C, for example, is a dramatically low-mileage car today. However, in 40 years and all those miles it is highly doubtful that the car has never accumulated a scratch, chip or ding. Original paint will be consistent between panels, in both texture and color— assuming that it hasn't faded badly in the sun. Different colors will age differently. Light colors, especially ivories and light yellows, tend to hold up the best. Reds are quick to lose their pigments, and as with other dark colors, get dull and cloudy. If the paint has been extensively rubbed, it will thin out too. Metallic colors can split between the color base and the clear topcoat. WAX OFF, WAX ON One thing to try is waxing the car after gently stripping any existing wax. Original Porsche enamel from the '60s and '70s will change after waxing, becoming shinier. Modern catalyzed urethane enamels hold their original shine so well that waxing usually makes little difference. If your car goes from dull to brilliant, the paint is more likely to be original. Also, magnets (like our own SCM "Fright Pig Detector" refrigerator magnets) can be used as Bondo detectors. If the magnet won't stick (on a non-alloy or non-fiberglass car, of course), that generally means 50  there is body filler under the paint, which in turn would indicate that the car had been repainted. One thing to remember when using a magnet on a 356 is that lead was used in various body seams, and the magnet will not adhere to it. Ultimately, all of this can be a judgment call, so get some experts involved who have seen the texture and sheen of original paint. There's no better way to evaluate the paint on your car than comparing it to a similar car with a paint job that is known to be original. My favorite painter even claims he can tell a repainted car by the way the paint smells. Believe it or not, he has actually proven this to me on several occasions—including identifying the brand of paint just by its odor. Dear Mr. Schrager: I just bought a really nice Euro-delivery 1979 91ISC Targa with 65k miles. I had a pre-purchase inspection done and all looked good. I drove the car home from the Midwest, but after we arrived, I heard an occasional "popping" sound from the engine when I really stomped on it. My wrench now tells me I have three broken head studs on cylinder #I. How does this happen? What should this cost to remedy? What is my car worth now?—RK.D., Salt Lake City, UT This is a story we often hear on 911SCs (1978-83), whether low-mile cars, pampered garage queens or cars in regular use. Some believe that road salt can accelerate the process, but this theory is far from proven. My speculation is that after 20-plus years of good I service, sometimes the head studs on these torquey 3-liter powerplants simply expand and relax one too many times. And once a single stud goes, it stresses the others and they break as well. 1979 911 SC Targa: no way to check the head studs. How much your car will cost to fix depends on where the studs broke and how hard they will be to remove. If you are lucky, the shop will be able to extract the broken studs without having to split the crankcase halves. Including the studs, this kind of job starts at about $3,000 to $4,000. Add about $2,000 more if you have to split the cases, and about $2,500 more if you decide to do pistons and cylinders (which should not be needed if the 65k miles are real). In the "while you're at it" department, head work can run you another $1,500. As clean as your car sounds, I'd say it was worth about $11,000 to $12,000 before it broke. As the expected cost of the repair is about $4,000, it's probably only worth about $7,000–$8,000 now, or even less if you tried to sell it as a non-runner. After all, would you want to buy a car that you couldn't hear in operation? Unfortunately, there are no warning signs of impending head stud breakage—it can happen at any time. So don't feel too bad, as there was nothing you could have done to prevent it.• Sports Cor Market


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American Profile 1959 Ford Galaxie Sunliner Convertible In 1959, Ford kept its Blue Oval models relatively devoid of chrome, milehigh fins, and many of the other excesses that were common to the era by Dave Kinney DETAILS Years produced: 1959 Number produced: 45,868 Original list price: $3,346 5CM Valuation: $25,000—$40,000 Tune-up/major service: $300 Distributor cap: $17.50 Chassis #: data plate on a plate attached to the left front body pillar below the upper hinge opening Engine #: on the skirt of the block behind the generator Club: Ford Golaxie Club of America, P. O. Box 429, Valley Springs, AR 72682-0429 Web Site: www.galaxiedub.com Alternatives: 1959 Edsel Citation or Pacer convertible, 1959 Chevrolet Impala convertible, 1959 DeSoto Firedome convertible COMPS Chassis number: H9EC222480 N ew for 1959, the Galaxie began life as a variant of the highly successful Fairlane. The year is considered by many to be a high water mark in Ford styling and the Galaxie was one of the decade's most memorable automobiles. Six body styles were available, including the innovative Skyliner retractable hardtop convertible. When Ford totally redesigned its range for 1960, it ensured that the one-year-only, first-of-a-kind Galaxie would be one of its rarest and most collectible post-war models. Sold new via Ocean Motor Sales of Winthrop, MA, the car offered here first changed hands in 1976, when it was purchased by the present owner. That same year the odometer's recorded mileage stood at 4,500. In the succeeding 28 years, approximately 1,000 miles have been added. This low-mileage, unrestored car is finished in Colonial White with black vinyl top and metallic gold/black/white interior. It is fitted with the ultimate engine option, a 352-ci, 300-hp V8, and equipped with radio and clock. The tires, including spare, appear to be original, as does the stowage cover for the top. Bills of sale from 1959 and 1976 come with the car, together with a host of in-period literature. This is an exceptionally original example of Dearborn styling at its very best. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $32,200 at the Bonhams & Buttetfields Carmel sale, held Aug. 13, 2004. Ford introduced the Galaxie in late 1958 as a 1959 model, with the intention of moving some of its bread-and-butter Fairlane production up-market. The Galaxies were basically Fairlane 500s with Thunderbirdstyle roofs, though the two Galaxie convertibles were identical to their Ford counterparts. 52 The Sunliner, a conventional soft-top convertible, and the famous Skyliner retractable hardtop, were initially badged as Fairlanes for 1959, but only a few saw the light of day before Ford made the Sunliner and Skyliner Galaxie-only body styles. The 3,628-pound Sunliner was available with either a six-cylinder or a V8 engine, while the top-of-the-line Skyliner, a hefty 4,064 pounds due to the weight of the retractable hardtop, was available only with V8 power Ford lowered compression ratios for its 1959 cars, enabling them to run 1959 Ford Galaxie convertible Lot #109,5/N B9EC138710 Condition: 3Sold at $34,100 RM Auctions; Rochester, MI; 8/2/2003 SCM ID# 31589 1959 Ford Galoxie SIgliner Lot #527, S/N B9KW185575 Condition: 2 Sold at $47,300 Kensington; Hamptons, NY; 6/11/2004 SCM ID# 34027 on less expensive gas, a result of the recession of 1958. The 223-ci sixcylinder made 135 horsepower, while a 292-ci V8 offered 175 hp and a two-barrel 332-ci V8 only managed 225 horsepower Buyers could also choose a 352-ci V8 that was still rated at a respectable 300 horsepower Just 12,915 Skyliners were produced, while production totals for the more popular Sunliner hit 45,868 units. The coolness factor between the two models leans well in favor of the retractable hardtop. There's nothing like the ballet of hydraulic and electric switches and motors in their none-too-delicate dance to raise or lower the top. It's a wonderful 1950s version of high tech that 's guaranteed to draw attention, but the downside is that it will likely leave you stranded just when it starts to rain, or when you are trying to impress Sports Car Market Photos: Bonhams & Buttmfields


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someone with your toy. As a conventional convertible, the Sunliner may not be as sexy, but it is less likely to leave its owner in the lurch. While Ford Motor Company's Mercury division took care of building Buck Rogersinspired spaceships for the road, in 1959 Ford kept its Blue Oval models relatively devoid ofchrome, mile-highfins, and many of the other excesses that were common to the era. Although the Galaxie styling would hardly be called bland or conformist today, it was refined and perhaps even delicate for the time. Built in an era when redesigns from year to year were common, the 1959 Galaxies were acknowledged by many to be particularly handsome cars. A total top-to-bottom redesign for 1960 introduced not only a new decade, but a new look for Ford, with the Galaxie diverging further from the Fairlane. Big American convertibles from the 1950s are a practical choice for the collector looking for a usable, comfortable and fun open car Although few are equipped with modern convenience features like air conditioning, power steering and power windows, most service parts are readily available and the cars are easy to fix. Our auction analyst described the Galaxie pictured here as an origi- nal car with good panel fit, yet it suffered from some lumpiness on the right front fender and sills, where repairs and refiirbishing appeared to have been done quite some time ago. I'd call the color combination (white with gold trim on the exterior and black and white vinyl and cloth inside) nothing short of bland, especially given the popularity of extroverted '50s color combinations. Further issues included pitted chrome and a worn interior A restoration would be economically unfeasible, so I hope the new owner feels that the originality, low mileage, and top-of-theline motor make up for these shortcomings. While full-size Chevrolet convertibles from the same era have seen prices exceeding $75,000 in recent years, no such spikes have either blessed or befallen convertible Fords of the same era. Depending on equipment and condition, Sunliners and Skyliners tend to start in the $20,000 range for older restorations and decent original cars, but rarely exceed $40,000 for fully restored examples. Although the price here seems a bit high for condition, I'd have to call this a decent buy for an end user who wants a weekend cruiser and is not looking for any national show wins. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company.). gloskei cs4 canditian, 410Thyin9,.."kia9,Rittment i,v oitcleiv ge/ Ptah,/ izappyi The Guild of Automotive Restorers VIM= •=k11=1.11 to , ill  '14 41Neutrustagys At the Guild we fulfill our clients desires on a daily basis. The Guild restores truly great automobiles from a client base that spans North America. No matter whether the object of your desire is a 1930 Cadillac Roadster. a 1959 Buick Electra or a 1969 Hemi Cuda, The Guild has the expertise, the craftsmen and the enthusiasm to appease your longing. If your special car has sat gathering dust in the back of your garage, or worse, in the back of a shop that you had entrusted to realize your dream for you, give us a call. We can help, and we arrange all of the shipping requirements from your garage to our shop and back. As always, we are looking forward to hearing from you. Cheers, David Grainger, Janice Stone. Proprietors. 44 Bridge St PO Box 1150, Bradford Ontario, LaZ 2B5 - 905-775-0499 wwvv.guildclassiccars.com January 2005  53


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Race Car Profile 1968 McLaren M6B Can-Am Race Car If you can hustle one of these babies around the track, nobody will ever question your manhood by Thor Thorson DETAILS Years produced: 1968 Number produced: 28 Original list price: approx. $14,000 SCM Valuation: $150,000— $225,000 Cost per hour to race: $2,750 Distributor cap: $25 Chassis #: tag on front bulkhead Engine #: front near water pump Club: Historic Can-Am Association, 2460 Park Blvd. #4, Palo Alto, CA 93406 Web site: www.historiccanam.com Alternatives: Lola 1163, McLaren M8, Lola 170 SCM Investment Grade: C COMPS Chassis number: 50-07 T he Can-Am Series for unlimited sports cars began in 1966, and a year later Bruce McLaren won his first championship, driving a car bearing his own name. Teammate Denny Hulme was second, and for the next four years, the factory McLaren cars dominated, with either McLaren or Hulme taking the championship in each. Lola, Chaparral, Shadow, and even Ferrari made valiant challenges to McLaren's supremacy, but to no avail. The M6B was an excellent design, the first monocoque chassis McLaren. It was strong, simple and an aerodynamically efficient package. The factory sold a number of replicas to eager privateers hoping to duplicate its success. Of course, this never quite happened, as the customer cars were always based on last year's model, while the factory team raced the latest new and improved hardware. This car is said to have originally belonged to privateer racer Dick Brown of Detroit, who drove it in the 1968 and 1969 Can-Am seasons. It was then purchased by Gordon Barrett, also of Detroit, who totally rebuilt the car and campaigned it for the next two years with Tom Dutton as the driver. For 1971, the Barrett team fitted a 427-ci big block motor—amazingly this is the same engine still found in the car. The M6B then passed through two more owners before being purchased by its current owner in 1987. The McLaren is now in perfect condition, the result of a three-year restoration instigated in 1999. It appears exactly as it did in 1971, even down to the correct race number 79 and forest green with yellow livery. An acquisition of this perfect "new" McLaren M6B has a time-warp aspect to it, almost as if one had ordered it new in 1968. It can now begin a second career in historic racing, be used to gather concours trophies, or join a museum collection as an example of the best marque in America's most memorable racing championship. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $90,200, including buyer 's premium, at the RM Monterey auction held on August 13-14, 2004. It has been said that the vintage racing experience exists as a combination of craft, adrenaline, testosterone, and ego. Can-Am cars clearly occupy the ground where adrenaline and testosterone are at the maximum. They are at once wildly exciting and absolutely terrifring. They 54  are generally hot and uncomfortable to sit in, difficult to see out of heavy to steer or slow down, and numbingly loud inside. But ifyou can hustle one of these babies around the track, nobody will ever question your manhood. I remember my first drive in a Can-Am car an early McLaren with a small block. It was a test day and I was the only car out. There was a huge roar as I pulled the trigger through three gears, then almost complete silence as I tip-toed the rest of the way around the track, my eyes like saucers. I'm a small-bore sports-racer kind of guy and I'm used to dropping the hammer and getting something like "eeeeeee—snick—eeeeeeeeee- 1969 McLaren M12 Can-Am Lot #49, S/N 60-07 Condition: 2 Sold at $100,000 RM; Monterey, CA; 8/16/2002 SCM ID# 28887 1971 McLaren MSC Can-Am Lot #142, S/N 70-09 Condition: 2 Sold at $154,000 RM; Monterey, CA; 8/18/2000 SCM ID# 10329 snick—eeeeeeeeeeee. "In the McLaren, it's more like "whump—clunkwhuuummpp—clunk—whuuummmppp. " You do get used to it, though. It's a standard joke that when somebody goes out in a Can-Am car for the first time, they come in after five laps saying, "How can you expect to drive this thing?" After five more they come in and say, You know, this car is actually pretty cool." After ten more they finally come in and say, "It's really neat, but it could use some more horsepower" Indeed, more horsepower quickly became the mantra of the series. The basic concept at the Can-Am 's debut in '66 was "professional, minimum rules, closed wheel sports cars, who can go fastest." But a quantum leap in tire technology soon made it a contest of getting the most horsepower to the ground. A Lola making probably 450 hp drove to the championship in the inaugural season, but power outputs escalated rapidly. In 1974 Porsche showed up with the 917-30 making about 1,300 hp, at which point everybody else just folded their hands and the series collapsed. Sports Car Market


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In the early years, tubeframe cars were the order of the day, but this shifted to monocoque construction after about 1967. (Though Porsche stayed with aluminum tube construction to the very end—and it obviously worked.) McLaren's M6 was the .first of its monocoque sports cars, designed to take the GM smallblock V8, mated to a Newland LG five-speed transaxle. 1969 saw the introduction of the M8 series, which were similar; but were fitted with a big-block V8 and a jour-speed LG (the bigger engines didn't need the extra gear). The M8 and later cars frequently used the all-aluminum Reynolds block, which was substantially lighter; if not as durable as the iron version. In the pantheon of Can-Am cars, the M6B pictured here fits pretty much in the middle in terms of desirability and value. It a monocoque McLaren, which is the right kind of car from the right marque, but it's not an M8. Though it common to suuff the big block (in this case an iron 427) into the M6, these cars really don't handle the weight or the power as well as the later ones do. Even in the best hands, this will be no better than a mid-pack runner ili11 111 ' Values of V8 Can-Am cars are in the $100k-$400k range, with most trading hands around $200k. So the question here is, why did this one sell so cheap? The catalog indicated that it had been freshly restored by some well-known and highly competent shops, and it certainly looked pretty enough. Part of the answer is that the auction block is rarely the best place to sell a Can-Am or similar race car. Most cars of this caliber are bought and sold among known parties, and are accompanied by extensive mechanical inspections including practices like Magnaflzrxing of components. Except for the occasional extremely big ticket, collector-grade race car often race cars that show up at auction either have mechanical or provenance issues, or represent a desperate seller The bids reflect this, as three Can-Am cars sold at Monterey this year, and I'd say that each, assuming they are cars without stories, might have brought significantly more if traded privately. They did sell, however, which is the big thing. Even on the best day, CanAm cars are a very difficult sell, with few real buyers. The perceived risk of getting an expensive lesson in mechanicalfailures runs extremely high, so closing any deal is tough. What this means is that for the buyer who willing to do some homework, there are some great values to be had on Can-Am cars sold at auction. I suspect this was one. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)* Ultimate Dream Machines 1 9 5 3  Maserati 1975 David Pearson Torino 8 3 1 . 4 2 3 . 5 7 0 4 www.CANEPA.corn carilefizsa mss c r-4 TRANSPORTERS • MOTORCYCLES • RESTORATION • EXOTIC SPORTS & LUXURY CARS • SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES


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CHRISTIE'S INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CARS 1936 Packard 14th Series Twelve Convertible Coupe  Estimate: £80,000-120,000  1956 Continental Mk II Coupe Estimate: £20,000-30,000 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Sedanca de Ville by H.J. Mulliner  Estimate: £240,000-260,000  The ex-Rene Le Begue/Kaye Don, "Ecurie Bleue" 1936 Donington Grand Prix entry 1936 Delahaye 135S Two Seater Sports Estimate: £280,000-320,000 Exceptional Motor Cars and Automobilia Including the Robert Fellowes Photographic Archive Auction  7 December 2004  Forthcoming Auctions  Enquiries  Rupert Banner  rbanner(&christies.com  12 February 2005, Retromobile  28 March 2005, London  Nicholas Benwell  nbenwellchristies.com  Tel: +44 (0)20 7389 2851 Venue The Jack Barclay Showroom Nine Elms, London Catalogues +44 (0)20 7389 2820 www.christies.com


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1. 2. 3. TOP SALES NIS ISSUE Spunky Assiter sells another one at Branson's fall auction. s the $7m Mercedes profiled in this issue illustrates, there's no shortage of money when it comes to important cars. But we've always known that. The most interesting trend in the market right now has to do with the soaring prices of entry-level collectibles from the '60s and '70s. We're talking about everything from 1965 Mustang hardtops to 1969 TR6s. MGBs and Porsche 356 coupes. First-generation Plymouth Barracudas and early Datsun 240Zs. A couple of years ago, very nice examples of any of these were $10,000–$12,000 cars, and if one hit $15,000 we wondered what the new owner had been smoking before he raised his paddle. But for handsome, properly restored examples with detailed engine bays and fresh upholstery kits, or original ones that look like a one- or two-year-old car, $15,000 will now just be your first bid. Twenty-thousand is no longer a heart-stopping amount, and 25 grand A Total Sales (in millions) $7 se ss sa $3 S2 is probably just around the corner. The reasons are simple, and I can vouch for their veracity from my own recent experience. As we baby boomers continue to both age and accumulate wealth, we'd rather spend more and buy better. In my own search for a TR6, I found that $10,000 would buy me a decent driver that needed a little bit of everything, $12,500 got me a better car but not a recent restoration, and it really wasn't until I hit $15,000 that I found anything good enough to open the hood at a Triumph meet and not be shamed. And given the costs of paint and upholstery work in today's world, spending $2,500 to move from a #2 to a #1 - is surely a huge bargain. So we're going to have to redefine our definition of entry-level collectible in two ways. First, anything less than a #2 just won't cut it for most of our readers these days, and good '60s and '70 cars for under $15,000 are on the endangered species list.—ED.• BY THE NUMBERS 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 1929 Mercedes-Benz SSK, $7,443,070, BGWR, p. 62 1954 Ferrari 750 Monza racer, S903,350, BGWR, p. 63 1935 Bugatti T57TT Tourer, $783,510, BGWFOS, p. 71 1929 Bentley Speed Six Roadster, $550,910, BGWR, p. 59 1931 Invicta 4-1/2 Liter S-type, $472,590, BGWR, p. 60 1937 Bentley 4-1/4 Liter DHC, $335,530, BGWR, p. 60 1934 Hispano-Suiza 68 112, $335,530, BGWR, p. 62 1955 M-B 30051 Gullwing, $237,630, BGWR, p. 62 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II, $205,200, BC, p. 84 10. 1912 Rauch & Lang Electric, $198,000, H, p. 79 1929 Mercedes-Benz SSK SWB scmBest Buys 1.1930 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Cabriolet, $38,500, H, p. 73 2.1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Racer, $31,395, BFOS, p. 72 3. 1955 BMW 501 Sedan, $26,500, Br, p. 91 4.1968 Pontiac GTO Coupe, $17,490, Br, p. 95 5. 1906 Kriegler-Brasier Electric Landaulet, $77,000, H, p. 76 The Branson Auction Hershey Auction, LLC Bonhams & Butterfields  Hershey, PA  00 01 02 03 '04 Branson, MO Hershey, PA 1 SCM 1 6 Scale  - Condition Rating:  1: National concours standard/perfect  2. Very good, club concours, some small flaws  1930 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Cabriolet iNSide Bonhams, Chichester, UK, FOS (BGWFOS)  Bonhams, Chichester, UK, Revival (BGWR)  Hershey LLC, Hershey, PA (H)  Bonhams Chichester, UK od Revival Bonhams  Chichester, UK  Festival of Speed  Bonhams & Butterfield: Carmel, CA Newport, RI 3: Average daily driver in decent condition  4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws  p. 58 p. 66 p. 73 Bonhams & Butterfields, Hershey, PA (BBH) p. 82 Bonhoms & Bufterfields, Carmel, CA (BBC) p. 84 The Branson Auction, Bronson, MO (Br)  5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts p. 88


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Bonhams Goodwood Revival, UK EB Bonhams Europe Goodwood Revival Meeting, Chichester, Sussex, United Kingdom September 3, 2004 Auctioneer:  Number of lots:  Number of lots sold:  Sales rate:  foloc tntol.  High sale:  Robert Brooks 49 45 cl 751, R17 92% Lot 144, 1929 Mercedes-Benz 38/250 7.1-liter SR roadster, sold at $7,443,070 Buyer's premium: 15% on the first $53,400, 10% thereafter (included in prices of sold lots) Report by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics T here is nothing quite like an entire collection crossing the block to magnetize the vultures. At Bonhams' Goodwood Revival sale, the contents of one Norfolk farmer's barns certainly did that, breaking both world and British records in a sensational sell-out event at Goodwood. fetched a just over mid-forecast $550,910; a 1931 Invicta S Type 4 1/2-liter low-chassis with Vanden Plas roadster coachwork made a more-than-expected $472,590; a 1934 Hispano-Suiza T68 J12 Vanvooren pillarless sedan sold for a near top estimate $335,530; a 1922 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Park with barrel-sided Tourer body by Park Ward found a new owner at a high $218,050; a 1929 Bentley 4 1/2-Liter Salmons & Son two-seater DHC made $208,260; a 1900 MMC 6hp Albany Concave Dog Cart brought a mid-estimate $198,470; and a 1931 Delage D8 Chapron four-seater Sports Tourer also made a mid-forecast $178,890. Even Milligen's doggy daily drivers, a 1957 Merc 300SL roadster and a 1964 Facel Vega Facel II fixed-head coupe found extremely generous friends prepared to part with an over-estimate $188,680 and $24,564, respectively. In fact, the entire collection sold, bucking a trend of recent years and confirming that there is still plenty of life in the market for older vehicles, even from the lesserknown marques. Of the only 14 non-Milligen entries, the star performers included a Ferrari 750 Monza, which had been renovated to just as it was in 1954-55 when in works hands and sold for $903,350, and an ex-James Bond movie/"Magnum PI" mint 1937 Bentley 4 1/2-Liter Gurney Nutting DHC which managed a mid-estimate $333,530. The cars belonged to the late George E. Milligen, who died earlier in the year at the grand old age of 94. This gentleman farmer clearly appreciated originality, acquiring many of his vehicles from the families of owners who had laid up their cars many years earlier. A self-taught engineer, Milligen would fire up the motors and free the brakes to get his latest purchases going, and in many cases, would repaint his new additions in his house livery of RAF Blue with red coachlining. Even without adding in the more than $356,000 worth of automobilia and other items sold, 92-percent-45 of 49—sales rate was impressive, resulting in a $13,256,817 total, a new U.K. record. "Glorious Goodwood," indeed.—R.H-E. ENGLISH Consigning this significant cache of collector vehicles and automobilia was a personal coup for Bonhams chairman Robert Brooks, who wielded a smoking gavel with his trademark gusto. Top seller from the Milligen cars was a 1929 Mercedes-Benz 38/250 7.1-Litre SSK Short-Wheelbase with two-seater sports-tourer bodywork by London coachbuilders Carlton Carriage Company. It cost a private European phone bidder $7,443,070 to establish a new world record for marque and model, also the highest auction sale of 2004 as we go to press. An extraordinary achievement this was, particularly for a British-bodied Merc, albeit one that is still largely original and with no gaps in its provenance. #147-1900 MMC 6HP ALBANY concave dog cart. S/N 296. Thistle Green/black. RHD. Scrap-heap rescued in 1930, cost $178 in 1945, ran London to Brighton in 1996. Hot-tube ignition replaced by magneto and spark plugs, exhaust pressure-fed carb replaced with electric pump and SU carb. Cosmetically refurbed years ago. Shabby and marked; nearly ready a one-of-a-kind. As collectors become more sophisticated, they are paying larger and larger sums for cars that have truly unique characteristics like this one. And that also offer very special automotive experiences, even if they are very slow ones. #173-1909  LANCHESTER  28HP LANDAULETTE S/N 1015. Eng. #970. Black. RHD. Odo: 843 miles. Mileage since refurb. 1 of only 3 known survivors. Acquired for $178 at a 1947 auction. Old restoration. Paint aged and chipped, with shrinkage. Extremely quirky overall. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $110,360. Rarity brought $30,000 more than the top estimated range, which, prior to sale, had seemed generous. Another old, slow, rare car that's now worth more than anyone ever dreamed it would be, #172-1910 MAUDSLAY tourer. S/N 1100. Eng. #1100. Eau-de-nil (light green)/brown. RHD. Odo: 666 miles. 3.3-liter 14. Mileage unlikely to be accurate. Sparingly used by only 2 owners. Cost Milligen $89 in 1948. Marquedistinctive circular radiator; Goldenlyte head- lights, 3-note exhaust-powered horn. Last resto and repaint in 1951. Much cosmetic wear, interior only fair. Appeared sound. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $65,326. Long-gone Maudslay Motor Co.'s most famous model raised just about $8k above the pre-sale top estimate. Surely a contender for best Maudslay in show wherever it is entered. Among other Milligen milestones: a 1929 Bentley Speed Six two-seater roadster, elegantly boat-tail bodied by Barker, 58  for next makeover. More snail than automobile and, with solid tires, mighty primitive. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $198,470. London - to- Brighton eligibility helped this true horseless carriage achieve good money Even in this tired condition, this is apiece of rolling history, 1922 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP SILVER GHOST barrel-sided tourer. S/N 43JG. Eng. #P123. Blue over black/dark blue. RHD. Odo: 39,883 miles. Mileage genuine from new. With optional all-brass brightwork, including radiator. Acquired by Milligen for $10,300 at a 1965 auction, since when 9,883 miles covered. Still remarkably unmolested, albeit repainted at some time. Minor marks to paint, plating, and possibly still original leather, pistons re-ringed in 1987. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $218,050. A higher-than-expected sale price. Still, not at all excessive for a #170 - Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Goodwood Revival, UK over top estimate paid, so much cheaper than a late 1920s Bentley. More nimble, too. #152-1929 BENTLEY SPEED SIX boattail roadster. S/N KF2400. Eng. #WB2556. Caramel, red coachlining/brown. RHD. Odo: 50,079 miles. Non-original engine from earlier 6.5-liter to correct spec fitted during postWW2 rebuild. Mileage likely to be inaccurate. really good looking, low-mileage Ghost with the originally installed open coachwork intact. #146-1927 SUNBEAM 3-LITER tourer. S/N 4167GF. Eng. #4163G. Cream, red coachlining/red. RHD. Odo: 8,966 miles. 4-seat coachwork. 1954 resto with paintwork from then. Now marked. Structurally sound, lovely 1 of only 3 (2 surviving) 11.5-foot-wheelbase Speed Sixes with such flamboyant bodywork. Paint much marked. Piping sprouting out of rear fender seams; windshield surround chrome pitted. Ancient leather color-worn. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $550,910. Cost Milligen $26,700 in 1974, since when driven about 70,000 miles. Probably worth $620,000 if one dared to treat this leviathan to a full cosmetic renovation. now-ancient leather, valvegear overhauled in 2003. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $110,360. Cost fifth owner Milligen just $107 in 1942. One of the nicest of the sale (1 thought) and, even at just What I like about Alex [Finigan] is that there is never a hidden agenda; he won't try to talk you into a car that benefits him rather than you. His enthusiasm is another plus, along with his wide knowledge of collectible cars and multiple contacts within the field. Bud Lyon PAUL 'RUSSELL AND COMPANY PAW; `N i ,  '  ' ;'  i  11-0 .0. www.paulrussell.com 978-768-6919 Essex, MA 01945 Sales - Restoration - Service January 2005 59 #153-1929 BENTLEY 4-1/2 LITER DHC. S/N AB3373. Eng. #AB3374. Dark blue over black/turquoise. RHD. 1 of 665 built, acquired in 1974. Engine and clutch rebuilt since then. Milligen livery repaint now old, still quite good though dull. Interior and top retrim also old but nicely patinated. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $208,260. Lots of competition from bidders drove the bidding up $12,500 higher than the pre-sale estimate. #155-1929  SUNBEAM  3-LITER WEYMANN sedan. S/N 4227F. Eng. #4027F. Black over maroon over black/burgundy. RHD. First owned by Richard Marston of Sunbeamowning family. Unique, razor-edged 6-window sedan. Now-old fabric recovering and fender repaint. Interior apparently original. Engine rebuilt in the late 1980s. Since then not run. Some rewiring required. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT


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Bonhams Goodwood Revival, UK $77,074. What price uniqueness? Cost Milligen $258 in 1956. The new owner thought it worth paying almost $15k over the top estimate for this one-off with history. #143-1931 INVICTA 4-1/2 LITER STYPE LOW CHASSIS roadster. S/N S40. Eng. #7407. Gray, red and gold coachlining/ gray with red seat backs. RHD. Odo: 50,567 miles. Mileage likely to have been since acquisition. 1 of only 12 Vanden Plas—bodied to concours standards, still mint. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $335,530. Maybe too sharp and far too made-like-new-yesterday (actually in 2003) for most Goodwood bidders who would be unimpressed by modern celeb provenance. Even so, mid-estimate valuation about right in current market. #181-1937 FORD V8-78 UTILITY station wagon. S/N I 8F-3753057. Eng. #1 8F-3573058. Brown, varnished wood/brown. RHD. Odo: 64,275 miles. Max Lips Museum-stored since 1996. Old repaint flat. Wood scruffy with varnish matte. Front seats recovered, original rear leather ripped. Ye olde trafficators still present, ..4sr durable leather following 1976 acquisition by Milligen. Chromed body moldings down each side. Old repaint now shabby and chipped; panel edges corroded, leather grubby, wood dull. Adjustable driver and front passenger seats retained. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $49,128. The open coachbuilt body, Mk VI chassis, and Maharajah story must have all helped to bring nearly $10k more than the pre-sale estimate. #168-1950 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH tour limousine. S/N WGC 68. Eng. #W267C. Dark blue/brown. RHD. Odo: 173,326 miles. Mileage absolutely genuine. Milligen ownership from new. Engine rebored around 140,000 miles. Auctioneers claim brake S-Types, of 77 total built. Laystalls rebuilt engine in 1955. Chassis and panels sound. Old repaint now flat and chipped. Repainted leather almost certainly original. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $472,590. Cost Milligen $312 in 1942. Invictas continue to absolutely soar in price. This one is no exception from the trend. #189-1934 MORGAN MX2 SUPER SPORTS 3-wheel roadster. S/N MX 2524. Eng. #D860. Blue/black. RHD. Subjected to extensive 6-year resto during previous ownership. Chassis re-tubed; wood renewed beneath though electric indicators fitted. Cylinder head gasket fault declared. Built in U.K. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $40,940. While Woodies have become trendy-pop of late, this unexceptional one excelled in generating $14k more than forecast, and to my eye, much more than I thought it was worth. #160-1937 FORD V8-78 pickup. Black/ brown. No odo reading legible. Former 4-door sedan. Obviously (and deservedly) poorly barn-stored. Lower panels particularly rusty. WAS  Ileknol  Ens ro  UMW  Maw  panels; 12-volt electrics upgrade. Body and paint still very good. Polished brass radiator unmarked. Leather crumpled and soiled. Matchless twin engine well presented. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $50,152. The quality of the restoration (and, 1 suspect, the auction venue) pushed up the price paid to $5,600 above estimate...a tad too much. #191-1937 BENTLEY 4 1/4-LITER 4seater drophead coupe. S/N B129.1Y. Eng. #TJ7BR. Dark blue/cream. RHD. Odo: 40,233 miles. Driven by Sean Connery in "Never Say Never Again" 007 movie, also by Tom Selleck in "Magnum PI" on TV. D&D Classic Auto Restorations rebuilt in Covington, OH, 2003 1/1 MUM IMIIMI to. shoes never relined! Repainted in his house colors years ago. Now cosmetically poor, particularly edges of lower panels. Chrome marked, original leather dry and cracked. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $26,611. Just enough to make the sale, but the awful condition didn't deserve any more. Patina will only carry things so far if the underlying car is an unexciting piece. #190-1969 MARTIN-FORD BDA BM7 race car. S/N BM7. Silver/bare Kevlar weave. RHD. Initially constructor Brian Martin's own open racer, current GT bodywork possibly from earlier BM7. Last restored in 1998 to become Minus gearbox and carb. British-built. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $13,920. Crazy! A liberal garnishing of straw (plus the lavish excess of Goodwood hospitality?) boosted this one's auction performance to way, way over scrap value. #169-1947 BENTLEY MK VI DHC. SIN V42AK. Eng. #B37A. Dark blue/beige. RHD. Odo: 72,302 miles. 4-seat Mulliner coachwork. First owned (along with 29 Rollers) by the fabulously rich Maharajah Sir Pratapsinha Gaekwar of Baroda. Its pale blue brocade interior was replaced with more an effective Chevron beater in Euro historic races. Well detailed BDA engine freshly rebuilt by specialist Geoff Richardson. Some minor cosmetic wear. Clearly well looked-after. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $42,720. Around $90k was being sought, and has to be worth near that. Proven to be a very competitive coupe of this vintage, and major race eligible. FRENCH #174-1912 RENAULT 20/30HP TYPE CE limousine. S/N 33369. Eng. #4994. Maroon, gold coachlining/black. RHD. Odo: 212 miles. Mileage likely to have been since resto. Former famous passengers include Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) and Premier Lloyd George. Renault-trademark coalscuttle bonnet. Fully rebuilt before 1984 acquisition by Milligen. Acceptable cosmetic wear 60  Spoils Car Market


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Bonhams Goodwood Revival, UK to all areas. Largely original interior intact and remarkably sound. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $100,570. With much movie-hire potential, this classy Edwardian with a super history deserved the generous price paid, more than $20k over the pre-sale estimate. #156-1931 DELAGE D8 tourer. S/N 34785. Eng. #1474. Dark blue/beige with red piping. RHD. Odo: 1 mile. 4-seat Capron coachwork. Mileage certainly inaccurate. Last SOLD AT $28,658. $3,400 below reserve seemed more than enough. Delage fans will, of course, beg to differ #159-1964 FACEL VEGA FACELII coupe. S/N NOHK2B159. Eng. #383/365/27739L. Dark blue/red. RHD. Odo: 90,525 miles. Acquired with 35,000 mileage in 1968, then served as Milligen's daily driver for a time. Crudely repainted (of course!), almost certainly Bonhams PR line to the Daily Telegraph for their preview piece, expected to fetch at least 2 million pounds [about $3.6m], was most probably deliberately conservative. The actual price paid by Continental private buyer (versus some determined underbidders!) was not only positively stratospheric, but established new world records not only for the marque and model but also for a British collector vehicle sale total, too. #179-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL GULLWING FHC. S/N W196/040/550/0730. Silver/red. Odo: 41,236 miles. 1 of 2 star Mercs from the late Max Lips' Collection. Only believed to have been driven by Stirling Moss on 1957 Tour de France. Bumperless body good, paint unmarked. 2 extra lamps, twin exhausts exiting from passenger-side sill, rear roll cage. resto done in 1965 when first Milligen liveried. Cosmetics now slightly off, with minor wear to paint, fenders, brightwork, and interior. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $178,891. Correctly valued, and Delage centenary in 2005 might give it a boost. #177-1934 HISPANO-SUIZA 68 J12 pillarless sedan. S/N 14034. Eng. #1096. Blueblack/bright blue. RHD. Odo: 25,124 miles. Wide front doors with narrow rear-hinged back doors without external handles. New Jersey more than once. Now very tatty with bumpy fenders severly rusted. Interior original—completely intact, though soiled. Curious Delage badging explained by Milligen's addiction to the great French marque. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $24,564. Face! Vegas do have a strong following, though this extraordinarily high valuation for a distressed and rotten dog may have been boosted by the LNG 44 U.K. registration, potentially lucrative to sell on. GERMAN #144-1929 MERCEDES-BENZ 38/250 SSK SWB 2-seater roadster. S/N 36045. Eng. #76110. Crimson Red/dark red. RHD. First sent from German factory in unbodied form for custom U.K. bodywork that is still present. Largely unrestored, though early 1950s-installed cylinder block plus some liners sourced from another 38/250 SS-LWB (bought as a $134 spares car in 1944) and repainted years ago. Panels bumpy, paint resident from 1968. Acquired by Milligen in 1988, when restored. Most paint and chrome still shining brightly, though driver's-side front fender very marked. Windshield edge milky, wheels rusty. Interior still clean. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $335,530. Considering the slightlyoff condition, the near-top-condition price paid was a bit too much. #157-1937 DELAGE D6-70 VITA sport sedan. S/N 7051280. Eng. #51280. Dark blue/ brown. RI-ID. Odo: 1,736 miles. Bought at auction for $480 in the 1970s, when mechanically refitrbed and repainted in Milligen house colors. All rather dull and scruffy, ripe for a makeover. Rather eccentric—doors hung from central pillars, electric gearchange! Cond: 3. 62  much marked and flat, exhaust chrome burned. Original leather dry and holed. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,443,070. Cost 11th owner Milligen $700 in 1941. Not even the best-informed pundit had any idea what this well-preserved SSK with British bodywork and fully charted provenance was really going to make on auction day. Carpetless; inside trim still original, though scuffed and dirty; steering wheel enamel chipped. 2002 Tulip Rally stickers confirm recent eventing. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $237,630. About right for a non-standard Gullwing with the only evidence of a period motorsports history consisting of one Neubauer letter on file. #142-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL roadster. S/N 198042/7500321. Eng. #1989807500337. Bright blue/reddish brown. Odo: 62,513 miles. Shared daily-driver duties from 1966 with Facel Vega and R-R Wraith. Clearly very old repaint and retrim, last maintained in 1994. Engine bay dreadful. Whole car now altogether scruffy from idleness in agricultural storage. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $188,860. Cost Milligen $2,850 with the engine freshly rebuilt in 1966. This was far too generous for any open 300SL in dire need of a total makeover #178-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL roadster. S/N 19804210002423. Eng. #19898010002481. Duck Egg Cream/red. Odo: 89,098 kilometers. The 2nd high-value Merc presented from the Lips Collection. Well repainted with panels, paint, and chrome still good and unmarked. Possibly original interior nicely mellowed. FIVA-carded; 1999 Tulip Rally exercised. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $178,890. 1,858 300SL roadsters were built. Most of the Lips cars were static-displayed and never Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Goodwood Revival, UK miles total. Gifted to third owner Milligen in mid 1970s, only 4k miles since. Engine work in 1978 and 1991. Some light cosmetic refurbing to exterior. Fabric sound but dreary; ancient leather within. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $42,987. Spot-on price for this delightfully original example of a most outstanding design. driven anywhere, but this one has seen some use. About right for this nicely presented example, and certainly a better buy than the other SL roadster that actually sold for a bit more. ITALIAN #165-1929 LANCIA LAMBDA 8TH SERIES WEYMANN coupe. S/N 19470. Eng. #9458. Maroon over black/maroon. RHD. Odo: 20,935 miles. 4-seat Albany Carriage coachwork. Likely to have done about 24k #183-1954 MASERATI A6GCS SERIES 2 2-LITER race roadster. S/N 2065. Eng. #2065. Very bright blue/dark blue. Good period privateer race provenance (including Jo Bonnier in 1955 TT). Returned from South America in the late 1980s to Italy, where restored by 2000. Marque expert Richard Crump tious $660k-$801k pre-sale estimate, $450k or so might have been enough to land this nimble and clearly competitive Maser racer #180-1954 FERRARI 750 MONZA race roadster. S/N 0486M. Eng. #0486M. Red/ black. RHD. Ex-works; 1955 Mille Miglia raced; GT-bodied in 1958. Acquired by vendor 1987, since when painstakingly restored, period open bodywork extensively renovated, confirmed chassis originality. Panels and paintwork clean and shiny. Interior leather minimalist and poorly presented. Battery crudely mounted; engine bay okay; Borranis grubby. FIA papers; 2003 Mugello 2nd place. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $427,200. Despite the ambi- Hall & Fowler rebuilt motor. All numbers still matching. Well presented, particularly panels and paint. Out-of-sight areas functional but by no means concours-quality. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $903,350. Top money, thoroughly deserved, for this very well-presented 3-liter, 4-cylinder sports-racing Ferrari with a lovely history. #185-1962 MASERATI 5000GT coupe. S/N AM103.060. Gray metallic/cream. Odo: 26,396 kilometers. 1 of only 3 5000GTs bodied like this by Pietro Frua for Prince Karim Aga AUTHORIZED MORGAN MOTOR CAR DEALER www.alfapartscatalog.com Largest online parts and accessories catalog with factory part numbers, images, parts diagrams, and online ordering! Original parts and hard to find NOS. 1 Rebuilds, sheet metal, restoration and aftermarket parts "High performance components. vi Full line of Alla 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 Jo nor/ 2005 Visit our web site at www.morganwest.net for our current listings of Morgans and other fine marques including Acme Rocket Motorcycle, Allard, Ferrari, MG, Mini, Talbot and Triumph. '03 Plus BRED SPECIAL COLUOR '03 Plus 8 PACIFIC BLUE METALLIC '02 Plus 8 FOUNTAIN BLUE '98 Plus 8 CRANBERRY METALLIC '95 Plus 8 CORSA RED '91 Plus 8 BRG '87 Plus 8 BRG/BlACK '81 Plus 8 Turbo '80 Plus 4/4 PERIWINKLE BLUE '71 Plus 8 REGENCY RED -/ Pius 4 Super Sport '67 Plus 4 KINGFISHER BLUE '66 Plus 4 ANTHRACITE GRAY '66 Plus 4 '65 Plus 4 BURGANDY/BLACK '63 4/4 SERIES V RACER BLACK/RED '61 Plus 4 '55 Plus 4/4 DK BLUE/GRAY '50 Plus 4 DK 3003 PICA BLVD, SANTA MONICA, CA 90405 I WWW.MORGANWEST.NET (310) 998-3311 DENNIS GLAVIS, MANAGING DIRECTOR I DENNIS@MORGANWEST.NET 63


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Bonhams Goodwood Revival, UK ATTENTION COLLECTORS Classic Showcase will he °fret lug our finest I Oh-t Jaguar E-Type Sand/Tan for sale exclusively at the R.M Auction on January 28. 2005 located at the ArizonaAihroore Resort Breathing New Life Into Classic Jaguars A full length DUD movie and a photo album of the restoration process is included for the new tomer. Recent comprehensive restoration and Sparing no expense Khan. 300-km/h speedo and 45-rpm record player in dash. Expensively restored following U.S. acquisition in mid-1990s. 2nd in class at Pebble Beach 1999. Still externally abosolutely mint. Inside, front leather slightly soiled. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $267,000. No live bidding seen for this Frua-styled Maser, for which the $285k minimum sought was unacheivable. An acquired taste? May be difficult to get the amount needed, no matter how hard the auctioneers work. #187-1972 FERRARI 365GTC/4 coupe. S/N 15999. Eng. #15999. Blue metallic/black. RHD. Odo: 63,023 miles. 1 of 32 with RHD. Reclining front seat option. Good service history with known specialists. Panels straight presented 365GTC/4 (with benefit over more brutish Daytona of ZF power-steering and servo-assisted brakes) was worth paying $4k over the sale estimate. Even with its ugly nose, this model has been seriously underrated by the market. #186-1973 FERRARI DINO 246GT coupe. SN 06080. Eng. #06080. Red/black. RHD. Odo: 35,696 miles. For a while owned by late pop drummer Cozy Powell (former member of Black Sabbath, Rainbow, and Whitesnake). Acquired in 1985 with engine and gearbox rebuilt. Since then stripped down to the bare chassis with bodywork and suspension restored. Minor chips to paint; front If  are a discerning collector, this is the car to add to your collection. apron slightly wavy; stray wire hanging down; wheels thickly repainted. Interior, if not original, to original spec. Later Aiwa stereo. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $78,053. Even with some old rocker provenance, this was serious money for any Dino with only average detailing. In this condition, I was surprised it brought so much more than the $58k estimate. AMERICAN with no signs of rot or repair. Well repainted at some time. Interior likely original and slightly worn. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $57,316. Quite rightly, the buyer reckoned that this nicely Plus Years arrier ' ience - Creating Show Winners • World Class Restoration Facility • 40,000 Sq. Ft. Building on 1.5 acres • Offering a Fine Selection of Classic European Vehicles Ct.ASSIC #145-1909 WHITE 15HP MODEL 0 STEAMER double phaeton. S/N 0352. Eng. #0352. Black/black. RHD. Odo: 45 miles. Incorrectly 1904-dated for years. Much WORLDWIDE Collector Car Insurance SHOWCASE , Grundy Worldwide... The collector car insurance program that's sensitive to your needs and your wallet. • Agreed Value • No Mileage Limitations • High Liability Limits Available • www.classleshowcase.com 2640 Vista Pacific Drive Oceanside, CA 921156-3514 Sales 760.758,6100/ Restoration 760 758 6199 Fax 760 758 0600 sales*classicshowcase corn 111111011 11111311 64  A1111011,1 Find Out How Much You Can Really Save. Call for a fast, accurate quote: 800-338-4005 or log on to: www.grundy.com for a real-time quote in all 50 states. 400 Horsham Road, P.O. Box 1957, Horsham, PA 19044 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Goodwood Revival, UK ongoing tweaking, such as burner valve converted from thermostat to manual control. Also, flash steam generator and piping now in stainless on top plus four more in the side. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $90,780. The SA VA marque died out in 1923 following its acquisition by rivals Minerva. The buyer thought this rare Belgian was worth twice the auctioneer 's original forecast. Who are we to disagree? SWISS on-Thames, but off-loaded here, albeit for $3,550 under an already-reduced reserve. I suspect that next time around, this Big White Whale will be even more difficult to shif t! steel. Cosmetics acceptably worn; lovely brass Rotax Roadlight lamps need a polish. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $110,360. Cost Milligen $1,157, fully restored, in 1957. High money here proved that Steamers still have a loyal following. Lest youngsters forget, a White was the first automobile to be driven by a US. President (Teddy Roosevelt). Buffalo Bill owned one, too. #188-1937 LINCOLN MODEL K 359-B V12 6.8-LITER semi-collapsible cabriolet. Eng. #K7845. White/black, blue and beige. Odo: 65,243 miles. Acquired from Norway already cosmetically restored by the late Max Lips in 1971. Since then, mainly static-displayed in Dutch Museum conditions. Marks to paint here and there; part retrim grubby. Full mechanical decommissioning required. Correct Depress Beam headlights and Dietz 510 spots. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $47,081. Unwanted in the recent second Lips Collection Sale at Henley- BELGIAN #151-1915 SAVA 24/30HP 2-seater road- ster. S/N A2032. Eng. #A2032. Black, red coachlining/red. RHD. Odo: 10,287 miles. #149-1906 MARTINI 20/24HP ROI-DESBELGES double phaeton. S/N 419. Eng. #731. Cream, red coachlining/red. RHD. W&F Thorn coachwork. Progressively refurbed over years since Milligen acquired in 1965. Last repaint many years ago, now dull with marks, ye olde leather Gents Club sofa. Engine quite Bought by Milligen at auction for $1,420 in 1965. Restored since then; now cosmetically tired. Nice Gecko electric headlights. Unusually engine design with four spark plugs AUTOSF3T DESIGNS INC FERRARI 212 E SUPERLEGGERA TOURING COUPE X, MIKE HAWTHORN, 1951 Serial it 0143/E in Its original combination of Touring Blue, Blue leather, RHO, 2.5 liter 12 cylinder engine and 5-speed gearbox. This 212 E has approximately 100 miles since its complete, photo-documented frame off restoration. Given by Enzo Ferrari to team racing driver Mike Hawthorn for his personal use to commute to and from the Grand Prix races and used as the 1953 factory Mille Miglia practice car. Upon leaving the Ferrari factory racing team, this car was purchased by Mike Hawthorn for his personal use and enjoyment, complete documentation is included. Numbers matching example and all body panels are original. This is quite possibly the finest original example of an early racing Ferrari in existence with its obvious exceptional and unquestionable provenance. A rare opportunity to acquire an exceptional and historically significant example of a vintage Ferrari that will become a welcomed addition to any vintage event world-wide, including the Goodwood revival and Mille Miglia Retrospective. This 212 E is priced accordingly with respect to its condition and provenance. $P0A Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante, 2003, Aston Green/Parchment,  198 miles, Touchtronic Aston Martin Vanquish, 2003, Black/Black, 3k miles, Fl  Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante, 2002, Chiltern Green/Fawn,  2k miles, Touchtronic Aston Martin 0B7 Vantage Volante, 2001, Grey/Grey, 7k miles, Auto  Aston Martin 087 Volante, 1997, Red met/Magnolia, 18k, Auto  Aston Martin Virage Cpe, 1991, Cornish Silver/Tan, 17k miles, 5-spd  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1989, Black/Magnolia, 18k miles, Auto  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1987, BRG/Fawn, 14k miles, Auto  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1985, Burgundy/Natural, 14k miles, Auto  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1982, Blue/Tan, 41k miles, Auto  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1982, Black/Black, 48k miles, 5-spd  recently taken apart and rebuilt; magneto renewed; steering overhauled. Sidelights and rear lamps missing. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $57,316. Cost Milligen $2,225. The in-tent bidding competition resulted in this rather high valuation from a U.K. trader who, presumably, invested for profit.• Please Call Tom Papadopoulos or Scott Rum bold for more information at: +631-425-1555, fax: +631-425-6185 FOR OUR UP-TO-DATE INVENTORY & INFORMATION ABOUT OUR FACILITY & SERVICES VISIT US AT. wwvv.autosportdesigns.com ASTON MARTIN DB AR1 CONVERTIBLE, 2003 Antrim Blue with All Dark Grey leather interior, Blue carpeting edged Dark Grey, 153 miles from new, 6-speed manual transmis- sion, 039 of a total of 99 manufactured for the world wide market. The DB AR1 boasts revised body styling with coachwork by Zagato of Italy, it is powered by an up-rated 'GT version of the V12, with power up to 435 bhp and torque to 410 lb ft. $258,000.00 PORSCHE 911 RS CARRERA LIGHTWEIGHT, 1973 Grand Prix White/Red Graphics with 3,000 miles  since documented restoration in  Switzerland by marque specialist. This RS Carrera Lightweight,  serial it 9113600441 is a first series factory documented M471  lightweight, certificate of Authenticity from Porsche, original color  combination & matching numbers. $195,000.00  $143,000.00 $218,000.00 $128,500.00 $118,500.00 $65,000.00 $75,000.00 $85,000.00 $89,000.00 $79,000.00 $59,000.00 $85,000.00 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA SPYDER CONVERSION, 1972 Fly Yellow with Black leather interior & Black convertible top, 10,000 miles since complete restoration, Spyder conversion by European Auto Restorations using factory Daytona Spyder rear section, exceptional in every detail. $195,000.00 ASTON MARTIN DB5 COUPE, 1964 Oyster Shell Grey with Black leather, 2,000 miles since complete engine rebuild and upgrade to 4.2 liters by well-known Aston Specialists, ZF 5 speed manual trans- mission, rhd. Upgrades include: Handling kit, Stainless steel exhaust & Chrome wire wheels. This DB5 has been serviced well throughout its lifetime and comes with receipts from 1970! It has been featured on both Car & Driver Magazine and My Classic Car enthusiast cable television shows. $185,00000 Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1980, Blue/Natural, 35k miles, Auto  Austin Healey 3000, 1965, Green/Tan, restored, 4-spd  Austin Healey 3000 MK III BJ8, 1964, BRG, Restored  Austin Healey 3000 MK I, 1960, Healey Blue/White coves/Black,Restored  Ferrari 348 TB, 1989, Fly Yellow, 22k miles, 5 speed  Jaguar XKE V-12 Roadster, 1972, Silver, a/c, 4-speed  Jaguar E-type Roadster, 1967, BRG/Tan, Restored, uprated 5-spd  Jaguar XK-150 Drophead, 1959, Red/Black, restored, 4-spd  Porsche 356 B Coupe, 1962, Oslo Blue/Red, 4-spd, Original-Exceptional  $59,000.00 $48,000.00 $48,000.00 $43,500.00 $58,500.00 $44,500.00 $69,000.00 $74,500.00 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Spyder, 1970, Red/Tan/Tan top, Fully Restored, 5-speed .. $130,000.00 Porsche 911 Carrera, 1986, Red/Black, 35k miles, as new  203 WEST HILLS ROAD, HUNTINGTON STATION, NY 11746 USA,PHONE: +631-425-1555 FAX: +631-425-6185 anualy 2005 65 $33,000.00 $39,000.00


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Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed, UK EB Bonhams Europe Goodwood Festival of Speed Chichester, Sussex, United Kingdom June 25, 2004 Auctioneers:  Number of lots:  Number of lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sales total:  High sale:  Robert Brooks and Malcolm Barber 90 52 58% 53,013,463 Lot 742, 1935 Bugatti15711, sold at $783,510 Buyer's premium: 15% on the first 00,000 ($54,600), 10% thereafter (included in prices of sold lots, with .00 = S1.82) :ek Report by Richard Hudson As in previous years, it was pitched on the lawn right behind Goodwood House, and the gusts were severe enough to cause the canvas to flap and lift right out of the ground. The Bonhams staff had to scramble to clear the tent and move the precious contents to safer open ground until the winds had subsided. H - Evans Market opinions in italics appily for Bonhams and its clients, the large auction marquee did not take off and blow away during a storm the night before viewing. sources, with Swedish historic racer LarsGoran Itskowitz attempting to dispose of 24 exhibits from his sports and competition car museum, and a dozen lots from the late Max H. Lips' eclectic cache also crossing the block. days of the Festival well down this year, some pundits have been muttering in their warm ale that the event has peaked and support will only continue to wane. Lord March and his equipe insist, however, that the noticeably fewer punters on the ground this year was deliberate and as a direct result of Goodwood's new policy of controlling ticket sales. I am not alone, however, in preferring to see the competition element of the Festival transferred from the already-proven-tobe-fatal driveway of the stately Goodwood House to the far more appropriate racing circuit, which, after all, is only just down the road. The on-track activities could then consist of a one-at-a-time sprint event, utilising the purpose-built infrastructure of Goodwood circuit, with additional demonstrations and marque parades, rather than a full-on vintage race, as seen at the Revival in September. All this would free up the manor for a huge motoring garden party with more static displays, concours, some really serious and up-market auto jumbling, and—of course—a Bonhams auction.—R.H-E. With attendance figures for the three play with. Model-distinctive beetle-back tail. Cosmetics reasonable. An old restoration, displayed rather than exercised in recent years. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $23,547. Enough to fairly land this eccentric primitive, which did not even provide intrepid pilots with a reverse gear until the 1931 model. Three-wheel model created to avoid car taxes, which applied only to four-wheelers. Made famous by Peter Sellers in "The Party." #764-1930 RILEY NINE BROOKLANDS race roadster. S/N 8071. Red/black. RHD. Rebodied with current coachwork in period. Ex-band leader Billy Cotton. Maintained by Wilkie Wilkinson of Ecurie Ecosse fame, I I ,F,T1 ENGLISH On sale day, however, the only thing that came down-52 times, in fact—was the gavel, wielded in turns by Bonhams Chairman Robert Brooks and CEO and U.S. operations chief Malcolm Barber. Heading the impressive $3,013,463 sale was a 1935 Bugatti Type 57TT known as "Terese." Still carrying a most distinctive Four-Seater Tourer bodywork, specially commissioned from Feltham coachbuilders E Bertelli by first owner Colonel G M Giles, it attracted some serious competition until knocked down to a U.K. bidder acting on behalf of an overseas buyer. He paid $783,510, nearly double the estimate. Other high-priced items included a 1926 Bentley Vanden Plas–bodied Four-Seater Tourer, formerly a 3-Litre Speed Model, though fitted with the more desirable 4-1/2liter motor, which made a better-than-expected $192,920. The top performer among the more modem stock was a one-owner 1993 Jaguar XJ220 coupe with only 737 miles, which made $182,910, a higher price than we have seen at auction lately. The auctioneers were fortunate that 36 of their entries were consigned from two 66  #724-1926 BENTLEY 3/4-1/2 LITER SPEED MODEL tourer. S/N AH1478. Eng. #XL3111. British racing green/red. RI-ID. Odo: 13,596 miles. Vanden Plas. Originally 3liter, now powered with 4.5-liter engine from Brooklands-raced pre-war. Restored at some time. Repaint now stone-chipped, brightwork dull. Strictly-for-racing interior. Barry White prepped motor. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $65,520. Despite Brooklands Rileys of confirmed authenticity being as rare as gold-egglaying geese, this one failed to pull the wishfill $82k reserve placed on it. #714-1932 RILEY NINE PLUS ULTRA ASCOT DHC. S/N 6016245. Eng. #6016245. Black/red. RHD. Odo: 21,141 miles. Only two-family owned. Sympathetically restored, recently. Some bumpy bits beneath repaint. Chrome flaking off sidelamp rims. Leather and wood very good. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $18,315. Freestone & Webb sedan XL3110. Restored at some time, though unused recently. Paint and brightwork good; chassis well presented. Ye olde leather cracked. Lovely pair of Marchals, correct 21-inch wheels. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $192,910. With the desirable engine upgrade and genuine, intact VP bodywork, $11k over the pre-sale estimate was rightly earned. #756-1930 MORGAN-JAP SUPER SPORTS 3-wheel roadster. S/N DXZ25182. Red/tan. RHD. Air-cooled, 4-stroke, JAP V-twin up front, only two forward gears to Driven by Church of Scotland minister and then by his daughter until the late 1980s. Seriously charming and, at this price, a good value, too. Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed, UK #721-1933 LAGONDA M45 4-1/2 LITER T7 tourer. S/N A1055. Eng. #M45/315Z2304. Black/red. RHD. Odo: 23,619 miles. Once belonged to Manchester City Police. 1960s-restored. Stone chips, tail finish poor. Chrome polish-marked, trim grubby. Seat #782-1935 BENTLEY 3-1/2 LITER road- ster. S/N B24DG. Eng. #A3BG. Cream/dark blue. RHD. Odo: 43,957 miles. Once belonged to World Land Speed Record holding Capt. George Eyston, who commissioned coachwork with capacious trunk, metal-encased spare bubbling, chrome and leather nice. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $56,420. The bidding was abandoned at this figure. Auctioneers and their vendor had been seeking $82,000—not an unreasonable expectation, though the Jensen marque is not as fashionable in the U.K. as it used to be. #720-1937 ASTON-MARTIN 15/98 2LITER SPEED MODEL ULSTER tourer. S/N G7/785/LT. Eng. #G7/785/LT. Green/ black. RHD. Odo: 15,011 miles. A-M's Works Demonstrator. Fully disappearing top, Lucas squab corner chafed. Dash wood in need of a refurb. Lucas driving lamp and owl-eye rear lights nice. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $92,870. Sold for the minimum, which was more than enough in this condition. Being yet another museumdisplayed item, a costly recommissioning will be needed before it can be enjoyed in action. #753-1934 LAGONDA M45 4-1/2 LITER tourer. S/N Z10521. Eng. #2270. Gray/dark green. RHD. Odo: 72,219 miles. Rebodied in the early 1990s in 19 Rapide style. Former pillarless sedan. Unmarked paint excellent, I  I  r wheel, and blade fenders. Restored 19831990. Repaint still glossy. Retrim unmarked, older leather acceptably worn. Twin Lucas horns, center spotlight. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $146,874. Sold at the reserve. Surprisingly, the Eyston provenance did not boost bidding for what, after all, is a unique and period-bodied pre-war open Bentley. #766-1935 MG MA MAGNETTE SUPERCHARGED REPLICA roadster. S/N NA0865. Eng. #823A154N. British Racing Green/black. RHD. 1989 assembly of many 1930s componenets. FIA prepared as a period improved classic. Event-worn paint and functional interior good. Suspension clean but not Bi-Flex headlamps, stabilized front bumper. Repainted and retrimmed at some time, though museum-displayed for years. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $50,232. Genuinely historic and nicely patinated, hence top money. #725-1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITER SPA REPLICA roadster. S/N 48/8. Eng. #SPA4/48/8. Black/burgundy. RHD. Odo: 5,697 miles. Horsfall/Johnson 1948 Spa 24 Hours winner. Body/chassis fitted in 1952, body possibly made by factory. Current engine fitted post-race/pre-1948 Earls Court Motor chrome good apart from scratched windshield surround. Leather, wood, and carpets good. Lucas headlamps and matching twin horns. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $93,826. With T9 reproduction bodywork, this one was accepted for $15,500 under reserve. In much better cosmetic order than the other M45, lot 721. #759-1934 SINGER SPECIAL SPEED LE MANS 1-1/2 LITER coupe. S/N M32. Dark blue/black. RHD. Odo: 21 miles. 16. Original spec with swept front wings, cutaway doors, show-finished. Two huge flip-top fuel fillers behind cockpit. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $58,604. $5,000 below forecast was accepted for this convincing-looking, though totally re-created, Magnette—albeit with many period bits employed. #789-1937 JENSEN S-TYPE roadster. S/N 6328/S28. Tobacco Brown over Jaffa Orange/dark brown. RHD. Odo: 96,641 miles. Show. Old paint thick and marked. Exhaust chrome badly marked. Ancient leather split, leather hood straps tatty. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $72,800. Despite chassis, engine, and body having been changed during the early years, some parts—and, more importantly, this vehicle's identity—are likely to have won Spa 24 Hours. Depending on your view of what constitutes originality, the price paid was either extravagant or shrewd. I am in the latter camp. louvered, leather-strapped hood. Restored at some time. Still cosmetically excellent. Engine freshly rebuilt. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $42,907. Only made for three years. 6-cylinder Le Mans Singers were always rare. This one deserved the high price paid 68  Post-war Mercury V8 rebuilt 1,000 miles ago. One of only nine. Scottish barn-rescued and Canadian restored during 1980s. Paint basically good, only very minor marks. Front wing #779-1952 JAGUAR XK 120 FHC. S/N 679765. Eng. #LB7327-8. British Racing Green/tan. RHD. Odo: 33,543 miles. Converted to RHD during restoration. Power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering with XK 140 column. Uprated front discs with servo, twin rear shock conversion. One 12-volt battery. Panel fit good, repaint excellent. Rechrome only fair, retrim slightly worn. Wood excellent. Hood strap; two big Lucas flame-throwers. Cond: 1-. NOT Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed, UK ILI Booha,s SOLD AT $52,780.Abaticloned at this, but the $70k+ being sought has been achieved by topcondition 120 coupes like this. #767-1957 LOTUS-CLIMAX T12 FORMULA 2 racer. S/N 352. Eng. #1002. British Racing Green/red. Rich history. Driven in period by works drivers Cliff Friend. Correct 1.5-liter Climax now fitted, transmission with proper Hewlands internals. Faded/scuffed leather-covered steering wheel possibly original. 2002 Monaco Historic GP stickers. Some even wear. Well presented. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $154,700. Despite being truly historic and, seemingly, on-thebutton for major historic race participation, nobody here was prepared to match anywhere near the $182k reserve. Though it's probably worth that much, such open-wheeled racers are not easy to move. #738-1959 E LVA 100 FORMULAJUNIOR racer. S/N 29. French Blue/red w/ white piping. In U.S. until 1978; U.K. residency from 1995. Restored in 2000. Period-correct BMC A motor, U.S.-spec steel wheels and Alfins retained. Body and paint good. Suspension plated and shiny. Seat soiled. Recently raced; 2003 Goodwood and Pau GP stickers. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $30,940. In lovely raceready condition, this one has to be worth the $40k reserve. #763-1963 LOTUS 23B FORD TWIN CAM race roadster. S/N 23/S/45. British Racing Green/red. RHD. Restored in 1981. Raced around the new Ring circuit since 1988, when FIA-papered. More recent repaint thick but unmarked. Power unit and tranny well presented. Cockpit clean. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $69,160. Should have been nearly enough. Devoid of any period race history though straight and clean, this 23B was never going to pull the $901c reserve here. Allison and Keith Hall; Peter Denty restored in 1980; successfully retro-raced by Roger #765-1965 JAGUAR XK 140 DHC. S/N 807356. Old English White/red. RHD. Odo: 3,134 miles. Restored within the past 10 years. Thick repaint, windshield pillar base cracked, paint bumpy around sidelamps. Chrome Carrozzeria Granturismo Milano srl. Carrozzeria Granturismo Milano srl. 30 Via per Arese, 20017 Terrazzano di Rho (MI), Italy Giuliano Gheser & Aldo Goi / German & Italian relations Paul V.J.Koot / International relations Tel.: +3902 93909285-6 Fax: +3902 93908420 info@gtmilano.it Visits by appointment only Located near Arese, in the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Carrozzeria Granturismo employs an inspired and experienced team of craftsmen. Our services include structural chassis restoration, body restoration and manufacturing of body trim and panels in aluminium and steel, interior work, and meticulous assembly of the final product. Further, our vast preparation & paint facility is one of the most sophisticated ones in the country. We restore to the highest levels of quality and originality, based on extensive information, documentation and parts sources, in the heart of the region where all the famous Italian carrozzieri and car makers were born. From Allemano to Zagato, please contact us for advise or a firm quote. January 2005 69


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Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed, UK reasonable. Paint, chrome, and trim very marked. An old refurb, heavily worn. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $24,480. Mogs, particularly Plus 8s, have a large international following. This one was simply not sharp enough to warrant the $29k or so sought. Amount offered was generous and should have been accepted. excellent. Refurbed leather and wood good. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $52,325. Despite being in need of well-prepared repaint, this was good value for a drophead, the highest-regarded of all versions of the 120 and 140. #735-1968 AUSTIN MINI COOPER S MK2 RALLY sedan. S/N CA2S81120435A. Eng. #9F/SA/Y/48920. White over red/black. RI-ID. 1293-cc. Lots of rally goodies, genuine S crank claimed. Abdingdon-prepped for 1968 I IMMO I  ill  I RAC Rally, winning class. Rebodied in 2003 during resto with factory-built Mk2 shell from another donor Mini. Cosmetically excellent for competition car, current Historic-compliant. Cond: I-. SOLD AT $27,209. Just meeting the vendor 's reserve, this was actually plenty for a totally unoriginal reproduction. #751-1971 LOTUS ELAN S4 SPRINT roadster. S/N 7105140391G. Yellow/black. RHD. Competition-prepped some years ago and retrim good. Much recent refurbing. SOLD AT $16,744. Mid-estimate paid for a nice example of Rick Stevens's 1977 (1950slooking) special which, albeit now in Classic Jag Racing of Rye ownership, is again available in component or turn-key form. Your correspondent spotted a clutch of Kougars migrating south for the recent Le Mans classic. #769-1992 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE convertible. S/N SCAZDO0A5MCH30537. Eng. #74884L4101/NEL. Black/Champagne, black piping. RI-ID. Odo: 59,393 miles. Four owners, full service history. Recent refurb. Paint failed to make the recent Bonhams all-Aston fixture in time, chassis number 38 failed to raise the $236k reserve here. Another DB America Roadster, however, did change hands for $225,352 in Bonhams 'Monaco sale. FRENCH #723-1927 LOMBARD AL3 GAIR road- ster. S/N GA1R 24. Eng. #AI3 N12. Blue, white pinstriped hood louvers/red. RHD. Openwheeled. One of 94 with Salmson-inspired twin OHC, 1,083-cc 14 engine. In receipt of old refurb. Panels, paint, and interior okay-ish #739-1983 KOUGAR-JAGUAR MK2 roadster. S/N 06504835. Red/black. Jag XK 3.8 motor. Factory built, rather than from a DIY kit. S-Type running gear, three owners. Possibly original paint is still sharp; rechrome Aston-Martin works-serviced at Newport Pagnell prior to current MOT test certificate pass. Absolutely spotless. Cond: I. SOLD AT $182,910. Top price paid for a scarcely used example in as-new condition. These cars continue to trend downwards, now selling in the $150,000—$160,000 range most often. Striking to look at, fun to drive, but there's not much you can really do with them. #709-2003 ASTON-MARTIN DB AR! roadster. S/N SCFAE623X3K800038. Light green metallic/Parchment. One of 99 produced. Bose sound system. Mint in all areas. Cond: I. NOT SOLD AT $200,200. Having for retro racing in Sweden. Cosmetically refurbed more recently. Paint good. Rollover bar. Protected interior fair. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $20,930. The price here was about right for an open Elan with modifications. #768-1981 MORGAN PLUS 8 roadster. S/N R8988. Green/black. Panels and chrome excellent. Re-Connollized leather and refurbed wood. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $69,160. The $80k reserve proved to be overambitious. Possibly worth $73k in this condition. #780-1993 JAGUAR XJ220 coupe. S/N SAJJEAEX7AX220827. Dark red metallic/Fawn. RHD. Odo: 737 miles. One owner. after several years of museum display. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $50,232. More than one party really wanted to get their hands on this rare Frog, which drove the bidding nearly $10k over the top estimate. Now we all know what one is worth, at least here, on this day. #718-1928 HISPANO-SUIZA 37.2 HP 2SEATER TORPEDO roadster. S/N 11724. Eng. #301731. Burgundy, polished aluminum, black/black. RHD. Odo: 34,862 miles. Rebodied in Nieuport style of Dubonnet's 1924 Targa Florio car. Restored and rebodied preacquisition. Old repaint marked, nickel plating very good. Grebel headlamps and swivel spot; marque-correct Stork mascot. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $134,862. Another French rarity to 70 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed, UK fenders. Original trim worn and grubby, wood rim cracked. Scintilla lights. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $783,510. Thanks to intense competition from .five contestants in the tent and three more telephone players, this extraordinary-looking Bug doubled top estimate to achieve this fantastic result and establish a 2009 valuation. Unique motor car, unique price. GERMAN raise way over what was expected; in the case of this one-off $19k above forecast. Again, it takes more than one to tango. #742-1935 BUGATTI T57TT tourer. S/N 57316. Eng. #190. French Racing Blue, beige flashes/beige. RHD. Odo: 30,447 miles. Terese was U.K.-bodied for first owner Col. G.M. Giles. Remarkably unmolested. Old repaint now has chips, some orange-peel on rear I #786-1965  BMW  1800  TI/SA SPECIFICATION rally sedan. S/N 991646. White/black. RHD. Restored/prepped 1991 for Special Stage rallying. Full cage; lots of rally goodies; claimed to be FIA regs compliant. Brakes, suspension, and LSD renewed Interior and engine bay well presented. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $20,930. Fully sorted and action-ready, hence a top-value price paid. A Beema like this would be cut above a Cortina or Mini. #778-1965 PORSC HE 356C 1600SC coupe. S/N 131869. Eng. #813560. Silver/black. RHD. Bodyshell and floor renovated in 1981; engine rebuilt in 1982. 1990 repaint and retrim still 1  ire Or lir I very good. Much spent on clutch, carbs, fuel pump, and dampers in 1999. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $21,977. The last year of production for this style. Appropriate market value for a RHD car in rather average condition. ITALIAN in Germany in 2003. Driver's high-back race bucket, full harness, fire system, and Dunlop racers all fresh. Event-worn panels and paint. #791-1934 FIAT 508 BALILLA S2 COPPA D'ORO roadster. S/N 508S 021030. Passionate enthusiasts as well as Concours competitors considei zymol 0 to be the world's finest and purest autocare products Ingredients  Brazilian C  from nature and on over abundance of rare IN-I hHlinnfly protect your cherished cifitomobtk www.zymol.com 800.999 5563 zymal and Display Your Passion) ore regis ■e!ed trademarks  1 Terprises Inc 0 2004 zymol Enterprises Inc zymöl® Display Your Passion


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Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed, UK standard panels, paint, and minimalist interior. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $48,139. Certainly enough for a coupe that was most probably altered too much to ever revert back to street form. #783-1957 LANCIA AURELIA B20 GT 2500 coupe. S/N B203899. Eng. #B20 3682. Gunmetal metallic/blue and gray. RHD. Odo: 45,788 miles. Thickly repainted, masking evidence. Kickplates scuffed, chrome marked. Leather soiled. Recent mechanical Dark red over lighter red/black. RHD. Odo: 3,592 miles. Mileage since restoration. Entered directly by L. Scott Bailey, founding ed and publisher of Automobile Quarterly. Ground-up rebuild by Wilkinson & Sharp of Philadelphia; 1984 Meadowbrook displayed. Only minor marks to clearly pampered paint. Leather very lightly worn. More pleasantly patinated than distressed. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $60,697. Such dinky elegance, and from such a good home, too. Well worth the price paid—Balillas do not come much better than this one. #708-1955 ALFA ROMEO 1900 SUPER SPRINT coupe. S/N AR190C 10186. Eng. #10288. Red/black. In U.S. until 1988; 1992 Targa Florio class winner. Restored in 1998, last repaired/repainted 2003. Competition car; mil 1 , 41) LI—um _ ing colors, too, this mini-Maser 250F lookalike deserved this much. #792-1964 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SPRINT SPECIALE race car. S/N AR381237. Red/black. Raced in period. Franco Angelini restored and raced during 1980s. Owned by later-to-be-jailed Lord Brocket in 1989. Very well prepped. Full cage, Wi fans refurb by specialists Omicron. Flaminia GT buckets in place of B20 bench. Floor-mounted Nardi gearchange. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $36,400. Probably worth the amount bid all day long. But as presented, not quite the $45k sought. #707-1959 STANGUELLINI FORMULA JUNIOR racer. S/N C5000134. Eng. #950904 (Fiat). Blue, yellow nose and flash/black. Probably raced by Juan Manual Bordeaux. Last raced in 2000; since then displayed at the Donington Race Car Museum. Restored pre2000. Cosmetics now only okay; stone chips and marks aplenty. Exhaust sprayed in crude primer. Pressed steel Fiat suspension crude and drab. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $33,488. With the almost certain period racing by a Fangio protege, and in convincingly authentic Argy rac- THE WORLD'S BIGGEST & BEST JAGUAR WEB SITE LARGEST INVENTORY OF ALL MODELS http://www.docsjags.com/ DOC'S JAGS #1" 1 IN J■14•R-5 WORLDWIDE TEL: (480) 951-0777 FAX: (480) 951-3339, AZ RESTORATION CENTER (623) 869-8777 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ ASK FOR "DOC" • E-mail doc@docsjags.com 72  fitting poorly. Paint now dull, some touchedup stone chips. Alloys marked. Alacantara interior clean, Abarth steering wheel intact. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $47,320. Afier so many dormant years, an expensive mechanical going-over will be needed. Even so, the $54k reserve did not seem overambitious for an asyet undisturbed Group B Lancia. A great basis for achieving works team replica...mmm... perhaps not!• Sports Car Market harness, fire system, fresh Chris Robinson engine. Acceptably event-worn. Paint marks; plastic rear side windows crazed and nearly opaque. FIA, CSAI, and HSCC papers. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $31,395. This is one of the most gorgeous-looking 1960s Alfas. With a welldocumented history, and clearly well-fettled, it may have been worthy of $37k or more. #788-1985 LANCIA DELTA S4 STRADALE sedan. S/N ZLA038ARO 00000025. Silver/red. Odo: 690 kilometers. Italian Ferrari dealer showroom-displayed for years, then dry stored in U.K. for past 15 years. 25th of 200 Stradale 4WD Delta S4s to qualify for Group B. Totally original—panels still


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"THEHERSHEYAUCTI PN" Hershey Auction, LLC AACA National Fall Meet Hershey, PA Oct. 6-9, 2004 Auctioneers:  Number of lots:  Number of lots sold:  Sales rote:  Sales total:  Dean Kruse and Brent Earlywine 200 132 66% 57,368,175 High sale: .... Lot 447, 1929 Duesenberg J Derham Dual Windshield Phaeton, sold at 5594,000 Buyer's premium: 10% (included in prices of sold lots) 41/4 Report by Dave Kinney Market opinions in italics T Hershey builds towards a crescendo, with Tuesday and Wednesday as the set-up day for many vendors, Thursday and Friday when the largest crowds arrive, and Saturday the actual day of the car show where thousands bring their cars for judging. Weather is always a concern at Hershey; on wet years legend has it that whole cars have disappeared into the muck. But 2004 marked the second year in a row where the skies remained sunny and the autumn air was crisp (hooray for global warming?), but not cold. Such inviting weather caused many vendors to stay until Saturday afternoon, rather than pulling out on Friday night, a bonus for the thousands of attendees who make it a oneday trek on Saturday. As the owners of "The Auction," the now dormant but still missed Las Vegas event, Don and Richie were known for finding some of the most desirable and unusual cars in a variety of price ranges. The offerings here were similar but tailored to the Hershey crowd, with such unusual cars as a 1906 Cadillac Model H coupe, a fully restored example that sold for $92,950, a 1901 De Dion Bouton Series E Dos a Dos, well restored with some light wear that changed hands for January 2005 he Fall Antique Automobile Club of America Meet, held in Hershey, PA, each Columbus Day weekend, is the largest antique car event held in the world. Don Williams and Richie Cline have had a presence and an association with Hershey for many years, and for the past few they have held a successful, entertaining and exciting auction there. Held in the newly completed Giant Center, this year the Hershey Auction sold 128 out of 219 cars for a 58-percent sales rate with a total of $7,368,175 in sales. $83,600, and a 1950 Delahaye 235M Ghia Pillarless Saloon on its way to a new garage for what seemed like an extremely reasonable $94,600. G RE GOR F IS KEN Fine Historic Automobiles The top seller on the day was a 1929 Duesenberg J Derham Dual Windshield Phaeton that went for $594,000; a 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Gangloff Aravis coupe was a no-sale at $600,000. On the more affordable end of things, a 1972 Cadillac Fleetwood limousine sold for only $3,025, and a 1961 Porsche 356 coupe found a new home at $12,100. Few auctions offer both variety and qual- 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 your requirements. ity at once in a field of just 200 cars. With a healthy checkbook, a newcomer to the automotive scene could have started a formidable collection in just a three-day outing, while the long-time auction attendee had a chance to improve his collection by selecting from the offering of cars that rarely find their way across the auction block. The Fall AACA Hershey Meet is one of the true automotive "must attend" events. With free admission to the swap meet for spectators, great cars, vendors with parts for sale you never knew you needed until you saw them, and a first-rate auction, if you haven't been before, it's time to put this one on your calendar for 2005.—D.K. ENGLISH riolet. S/N GDP56. Dark green/black fenders/faded red. RHD. Odo: 66,321 miles. Looks to be possibly a 50-year-old restoration; some parts still original. Quality of paintwork not to current standards, but well applied. Some cracking paint and pimples. Much older top in .&151r #472-1930 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25 cab- irg .16 ff  WA sr VA IN  111-74 —A III as i 711  M =GI JIM 1952 Siata 208 Spider The Firm of SIATA was very successful pre-war for tuning Fiats in competition. The 208S, powered by the 2 litre V8 was introduced in 1952 and hailed as one of the best handling sports cars of its era. This example featured in 'Road and Track' in the 70's has a continuous history from new. An extensive restoration was carried out by Vintage Racing Services in the late Eighties and it is still presented in superb condition. One of the most elegant shapes of the Fifties and highly eligible. 1954 Fiat 8V Zagato Elaborata "Double Bubble" One of only a handful of Zagato bodied 8V'5, the very rare Elaborata is certainly the most glamorous. This example is the subject of a complete restoration and has recently competed in the 2001 Milk Miglia. One of the most stunning of Zagato's creations and a perfect entrant for the worlds most prestigious Concours. CARS IN STOCK 1963 AC Cobra 289 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 1964 Alfa Romeo TZ1 1929 Bentley Speed Six non-matching light green. Weak wood needs refinishing. Leather, possibly original, has world-class patina to front and should not be touched. Rear-facing occasional-use seats have been redyed. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $38,500. For their money, the bidder got a usable pre-war Rolls, on a price-per-pound basis. 1 can think of no good reason to try and restore this car; it looks like a lot of fun for quick jaunts around town. Possibly the buy of the sale. #468-1933 SS 1 FHC. S/N 135742. Black/ maroon fenders/maroon leather. RHD. Odo: 28,711 miles. Very good quality restoration with good paint, exceptional chrome and brightwork. Well-fitted (but not perfect) vinyl 1939 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre 'Honeysuckle' 1947 Bentley Mk VI Convertible by Windovers 1953 Bentley R-Type Continental (manual) 1968 Brabham BT8 1952 Ferrari 212 1960 Ferrari 250GT SWB LHD 1961 Ferrari 250GT SWB RHD 1964 Ferrari 250GT Lusso 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/2 Alloy LHD 1954 Fiat 8V Zagato Elaborata 1931 lnvicta Low chassis S-Type 1937 Lagonda LG45 Rapide 1954 Maserati A6GCS 1960 Maserati Tipo 61 'Birdcage'- ex Team Camoradi 1968 Porsche 910 1952 Siata 208 Spider 14 Queens Gate Place Mews, London, SNX/7 5BQ Telephone 011 44 20 7584 3503 Fax 011 44 20 7584 7403 cars@gregorfisken.com  www.gregorfisken.com


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Hershey Auction, LLC Hershey, PA well. Good leather, wood, and carpets. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $11,330. First car to be offered by the company with factory-built coachwork (Standard steel saloon body was produced by Pressed Steel.) Fixing the rust on this Bentley is going to be an expensive challenge. As more and more of these postwar standard steel sedans melt into a pile of rust, expect the good ones to bring a substantial premium over the ones with needs. top. Excellent interior. Some light wear to driver's seat but darn close to new. Excellent wood. Very good carpets. Good colors, good presentation. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $72,600. In 1934 Swallow Coach Building, largely a specialty manfacturer, became SS Cars Limited in Conventry. We know them today as Jaguar (SS had an unfortunate connotation after WWII.) A very handsome example. More low-slung and sexy in person than any photo can show. I can't imagine that the buyer paid any more than the cost of its most recent restoration. Well bought. #432-1938 SS JAGUAR MK IV DHC. S/N S1998. Burgundy/black leather. RHD. Excellent paintwork. One or two dings appear to have happened post paintwork. Very good #408-1952 MORGAN PLUS 4 roadster. S/N V19964. Red/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 65,913 miles. Paint is ofa decent quality, nothing super but good enough. Good chrome; radiator surround has some waviness. No front or rear were three years of productions, with 411 DB2 coupes built and 102 dropheads. This seems a bit pricey to me, but not by much. If the new owner liked the colors and the condition, absolutely no harm done. #457-1955 JAGUAR XK 140 MC roadster. S/N A811257. White/red. Odo: 59,347 miles. 4-sp. Paintwork is just good, lots of poor prep underneath with weak gaps. Some drop-out and dings visible. Very good chrome. Interior shows well, good leather is well fitted, carpets bumper—a bit scary. Top appears new. Interior has good look, with nice leather. Good dash is hurt by an improper-appearing steering wheel. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $29,000. A genuine opportunity was missed by the seller It's hard to imagine a scenario where this car in this condition will bring a better price anytime soon. #414-1952 MG TD convertible. S/N TD20469. Green/green leather. Odo: 304 miles. Decent but not show-quality paint. Good chrome, nice fit to body panels. Good cloth top. Engine looks to have seen some use since a good chrome. Top shows some light dirt. Older leather still looks good. Very good wood. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $44,000. 1938 was first year of all-steel pressed bodies. Price achieved seems fair enough for a handsome example in good colors. This car adopted the Jaguar name in March 1945, when SS became part of Jaguar Cars Limited. #407-1951 BENTLEY MARK VI sedan. S/N B236LJ. Light gray/dark gray/leather. RHD. Odo: 99,981 miles. Older paintwork was done to a fair standard but now shows lots of dents and some dings. Plenty of areas with corrosion and bodywork evident. Full metal sunroof. Trunk area is not detailed. Interior shows • detailing. Very good leather. Nice, well-fitted dash. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $16,000. The high bid could be considered a very fair retail price on this MG. Exceptional cars can easily bring an extra $10k to $15k more, but to make this car exceptional would cost all of that and more. #441-1953 ASTON-MARTIN DB2 DHC. S/N LML/50/382. Eng. #VB6E/50/1209. Red/ tan leather. Odo: 278 miles. 4-sp. Chrome and paintwork are very good; only very light flaws. Fit to panels is good; no sag noted. Excellent interior shows well-fitted seats, excellent carpets; very nice dash wood and leather. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $91,300. Model first shown in April 1950 at the New York Motor Show There 74 Road Speed RS-5 tires—a great original look but I'm not as sure about trusting my life to them. Sunroof. Decent but not perfect wood; very good leather and carpets. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $23,650. A large car-1'd forgotten how big the big Jags got in the late '50s. At the top of the price scale here, but! don't disagree with the final price. Sports Car Market are new but less well fitted. Steering wheel has some cracks; good gauges. Quite complete. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $88,000. / don't care if it is an MC—the price was way out of line with the condition. Perhaps under the bright show lights, the paint looked better to the bidders than it did to those who investigated the car before the sale. There's still an awful lot of rerestoration needed here. #427-1958 JAGUAR MARK IX sedan. S/N 792013. Eng. #NG5714-9. Black/blue/ black. Odo: 1,815 miles. Excellent paint, the best seen on a Mark IX at auction ever. Very good brightwork, good glass. Has Dunlop T,


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Hershey Auction, LLC Hershey, PA #462-1959 ROLLS ROYCE SILVER CLOUD II sedan. S/N LSKG2 I . Mason Black/tan leather. Odo: 34,371 miles. Strikingly original. Paint has plenty of scratches and splits but still shows good from a distance. Most chrome is good. Interior is nice; some wood is Radford-bodied with division. Auto. Paint and chrome are excellent; fit is good to doors and hood. Radford goodies include picnic table in trunk, rear-ducted a/c, and complete gauges for the rear compartment. Interior looks good but improper leather hurts. Excellent wood. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $46,200. Radford was a conversion company famous for its custom touch in cars from Minis to Rolls-Royces. I loved the Radford bits in this car Someone else saw the value as well. Not cheap, but worth it. not up to restoration standards but still serviceable. Leather seats have some replacement panels. A very honest-appearing old Roller. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $29,700. The buyer and seller as well as the auction company conspired to come up with a totally market-correct price. You could almost paste a photo of this car next to a guidebook description of a #3 vehicle. #218-1962 JAGUAR E-TYPE coupe. S/N 885505. Burgundy/black vinyl. Odo: 81,426 miles. Poor quality paint, rubber gaskets have turned dry and will be dust if touched. Original chrome is scratched and pitted. Original interior is worn, complete except missing and bad carpets. Appears to be a basically solid older Jag with very poor cosmetics. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $11,500. If this one can hold a magnet in the important places, it might be a worthy restoration project for the brave. But it appears that no one was adventurous enough to take on a project of this magnitude. Restoring a Jag coupe is as expensive as a convertible in many ways, so the return on investment tends to be higher for the drop tops. #444-1962 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD II sedan. S/N LLCO22. Dark blue/tan leather. Odo: 43,919 miles. Long-wheelbase #465-1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE roadster. S/N 876579. Eng. #R36489. Red/black leather. Odo: 33,210 miles. 4-sp. Flat-floor model. Quite nice cosmetics; very good paint, top, and chrome. Appears to be a recent restoration. Some fit issues to new top, closer examination reveals some flaws that should have been addressed at restoration, such as poor window fit and doors in need of adjustment. Very nice interior with good seats and console. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $63,000. Another car that was the 1145 Park Avenue Emeryville, California USA 94608 Phone: (510) 653-7555 • Fax: (510) 653-9754 www.fantasyjunction.com Toveatoteatz ea oeciai eoteteg, dew& awe 4e94 fr,e4vcsteuece 44 1951 Bentley Mk VI, s/n B127LLH. Ex-Ernie Kovacks. California car, LHD, 41/4 liter, 4-speed, sunroof, full-flow filter, tools, manual, build sheet. Fully restored, drives great and very reliable. $49,500. 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa, sin 0325. Extremely rare alloy-body five-window Pininfarina coupe. Fully restored mechanically and cosmetically, in original colors. Shown at 2001 Pebble Beach Concoins. $395,000 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk 111, Phase 2, s/n HBJ8L31665. Two-owner California car. Very low miles on frame off restoration. Equipped with all accessories including Rally 0/0 and aluminum head. Below restoration cost. $63,500. 1957 Ferrari 250 Ellena, sin 0807. Fully restored rind shown by Cy Yedor. Platinum winner Cavallino 2004. Wonderful show or event car at a reasonable price. $247,500 January 2005  75


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Hershey Auction, LLC Hershey, PA subject of much pre-auction speculation. It was easy to build a case for buying the car under the $50k mark. However the power of the marketplace was the ultimate determinator #742-1965 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 convertible. S/N HBJ8LL29430. White/black coves/black leather. Odo: 17,534 miles. Rotisserie restoration in 2001 by Bob Yule of Canada. Excellent paint; only a little light orange peel. Very good attention to detail, good fit and finish. Doors and trunk appear to be properly hung with good gaps. Interior is crisp. were built to take owners underwater—financially as opposed to physically. If you can get over the monochromatic 1980s look, probably not a bad buy for a car that appears to have been well taken care of A whole new generation of buyers who think the '80s look is cool is now old enough to spend $20,000+ on a collector car Frightening but true—that allred Testarossa in your garage just might be a 23-year-olds dream ride. Good fit to seats, excellent wood, nice dash. Engine is well detailed, a nice presentation overall. Seller is an SCM subscriber. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $48,000. With Heritage Certificate, photo-documented restoration. Very nice presentation. This car 's high bid would have far exceeded the price achieved here had the for-sale sign been hung on the left coast. Worth more than the bid, and proving once again that no place on earth is quite like Monterey or Scottsdale. #730-1973 TRIUMPH STAG convertible. S/N LE22349U. Yellow/black leather. Odo: 78,672 miles. 4-sp. Three-top configuration. This could be the world's nicest Stag, something I thought I might never write. Very nice paint, excellent brightwork. Straight panels. Excellent leather, even better wood. Looks like a six-month-old, well cared-for car. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. If World's Nicest Stag might well be the last line anyone hears before Armageddon, I'm looking for the four horsemen of the Apocalypse as I write this. $25k is a big-money offer for this car, and the seller, an SCM subscriber, might have missed a great opportunity. #474-1987 LOTUS ESPRIT coupe. S/N SCCFC20A31160910. White/white leather. Odo: 19,377 miles. Said to have been ordered new by a woman who wanted the same car she saw in "The Spy Who Loved Me." Paintwork is very good; trim shows well with no fade. No bodywork evident. Appears to have been garaged since new. Unfortunate pure-1980s all-white leather interior has not stood the taste test of time. SOLD AT $21,230. Early Esprits 76  in which the front and rear passengers either face (or face away from) each other London to Brighton eligible. One of the most important early cars, the De Dion Bouton was much like Rolls-Royce, the combination of a wealthy backer and an entrepreneurial engineer For those who think that the market for antique automobiles is dead, here's more proof that it is alive and kicking. #445-1906  KRIEGLER-BRASIER ELECTRIC LANDAULET open. S/N 714. Black/yellow, green trim/blue cloth. RHD. Said to be only known example in U.S.; one of two in the world. All-original components and better in person than in photos. Very good paintwork, some age-related problems starting to show. Excellent brightwork, excellent glass. Have to be the largest fender skirts ever, and there's one for each wheel. Excellent interior; beautifully finished dash, excellent leather and carpets. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $94,600. This auction's best buy. I would not have been surprised if it had brought twice as much. Looks much better in its all-blue livery than in its former red-and-black paint scheme. GERMAN #448-1959 PORSCHE 356 A coupe. S/N 102498. Silver/burgundy. Odo: 6,043 miles. Sports Car Market FRENCH #435-1901 DE DION BOUTON SERIES E dos-a-dos. S/N 485. Eng. #2695. Black/red/ black. RHD. Some wear to what appears to have been a high-quality restoration. Lots of shine left, some cracking in fenders. Excellent leather. Beautiful nickel brightwork. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $83,600. A dos-a-dos is a carriage accessories. Good paintwork now showing some age. Good polished brass. Excellent beveled glass. Fenders and front of car are of patent leather, nice and shiny. Interior is weaker than exterior, with lots of wear. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $77,000. This opulent model—the best-known of the French electrics—sold for $4,000 in 1906, complete with vanity cases and signalwhistle communication between passenger and chauffeur In 1903, a 24-hp Richard Brasier engine was added to power the electric motor Great automotive history here. In my book it sounds cheap. #442-1948 TALBOT LAGO T-2C cab- riolet. S/N 3144126. Eng. #26144. Yellow/ black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 69,859 kilometers. Older restoration. Formerly owned by Al Garthwaite, a Philadelphia Ferrari dealer; restored by Pat Ryan of Madden & Ryan Restoration. Paintwork is good but no longer excellent, some chips at the edges. Pre-selective transmission. Very good chrome; nice top with handsome landau irons. Handsome, but not as elegant as some T-2Cs seen. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $93,500. I was surprised by this result, much higher than expected for the condition. #446-1950 DELAHAYE 235M GHIA pillarless sedan. S/N 800514. Blue/grey. RHD. Odo: 22,448 kilometers. Special-ordered from Ghia by first owner, designed by Felice Mario Boano. Striking aerodynamic styling, looks


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Hershey Auction, LLC Hershey, PA pets to rear, replacements in front. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $12,100. They just don't get any cheaper than this at auction. No reason to restore it until you run the wheels off of it one more time. If it turns out to be a non-rusty example, then it might even make it into the wellbought column in a few years. #416-1965 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Unfortunate ding in roof and scrape in lower rear panel mar an otherwise excellent paint job. Driver's mirror missing a portion of glass. Very good chrome; nicely detailed but not overdone engine compartment. Interior shows well, a nicely presented example. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $25,300. Fully priced for the condition. 1 would have expected the high bid to struggle at anything over $20k. Perhaps the market for early Porsche coupes is stronger than I think, but more likely two people who really wanted this car were in the room at the same time. #458-1960 PORSCHE 356 B cabriolet. S/N 86853. Eng. #600155. Red/tan leather. Odo: 33,623 miles. Excellent fit and finish. A crisp and tight restoration. Very good chrome, well done with good, deep coloration. Excellent gaskets. Good glass. Includes tool roll, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Interior is well fitted; excellent leather and correct carpets also well fitted. Engine compartment looks well detailed. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $72,600. Deadon correct retail sale price. As the price of the B cabriolets continues to increase, expect to see even the lesser (and cheaper) coupes follow the prices up the ladder, one rung at a time. #726-1961 PORSCHE 356 coupe. S/N 113733. Black/black. Odo: 28,053 miles. A none-too-happy 356, a mix of original and replacement parts and pieces. Paint has some stretching with a few scratches, plenty of orange peel not rubbed out in the hard-to-reach places. Weak chrome; gaskets are worse. Interior shows poorly in places. Original car- clean and done in the original style. Professional, but a tad less than perfect; nice enough for local shows. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $8,250. Sale price is no surprise. A good value for the end user, this well-presented VW had lots of appeal. The market for VW Beetles seems to be quite steady for now. There are always plenty for sale, but they rarely bring surprising prices. coupe. S/N 115464570. Light green/creme vinyl. Odo: 84,336 miles. 4-sp. Paint is nicely done. Good chrome, including the extra headlight eyebrows. Porta-wall whitewalls. No visible rust. Doors close well. Very nice interior; 1ntage Rallies 2005 TEXAS 1000 BLUEBONNET RUN APRIL 10-15, 2005 TEXAS HILL COUNTRY AT BLUEBONNET TIME! 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars NEW ENGLAND 1000 MAY 22-27, 2005 MOUNTAINS 8< SEACOAST OF MAINE! 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars FORZA MILLE SEPTEMBER 18-23, 2005 MOUNTAINS & SEACOAST OF MAINE! any exotic sports car of any year Vintage Rallies, Inc. 80 Jackson Hill Road, Sharon, CT 06069 800-645-6069 fax: 860-364-5899 visit www.vintagerallies.com for updates Janucuy 2005  MOUNTAIN MILLE OCTOBER 16-21, 2005 WEST VIRGINIA & THE GREENBRIER! 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars 77


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Hershey Auction, LLC Hershey, PA #419-1967 AMPHICAR convertible. S/N 106523384. Aqua/yellow & white vinyl. Odo: 951 miles. 1.1-liter 14, 4-sp. Recent restoration to a good but not great standard. Very good paint, some orange peel. Most brightwork is excellent. Rubber gaskets mostly good, but windshield gasket weak. Engine compartment NOT SOLD AT $7,600. I agree with the vendor This car is worth a bit more than the bid price, but once hauling it back and forth to another auction, hotel room costs, and other fees are added, it might have been prudent to just take this quick loss. Cracking $10k on this car is going to be tough. #751-1987 PORSCHE 924S coupe. S/N WP0AA0923HN452903. Red/black vinyl & cloth. Odo: 31,423 miles. Porsche phone dial wheels. Claimed original miles, just might be true. Factory sunroof, AM/FM cassette. Claimed adult owner and driver. Paint appears detailed poorly. Very nice interior. Cond: 3+, SOLD AT $44,550. From 1961-1968 some 2,800 Amphicars were built, most exported to the U.S. Note thefloatable safety seat in back— some of them no doubt needed it. Someone liked this particular Amphicar much more than I did. Its restoration was not up to the quality I've seen of those in other recent auctions. That said, they have been moving up in value and a nicer example can bring this price and more. #743-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL roadster. S/N 113044005013741. Red/tan MB-tex. Odo: 17,131 miles. 4-sp. Owner says soft top in excellent condition. Red repaint good. Chrome is less than perfect with lots 1992 by Eric Rosenau. Excellent restoration, beautiful paintwork. Wood spoke wheels are a true work of art. Leather fenders crisp; wellfitted top. Excellent leather seats. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $44,000. London to Brighton eligible. One of 6,348 Holsmans built in Chicago. Despite the auction company's representation of this as a 10hp, my research says this is a 5hp car, originally with power to the wheels through a manila rope. Sold for well under the cost of restoration. #430-1906 CADILLAC MODEL H coupe. S/N 21910. Maroon/black trim/black leather. 2001 restoration by Eric Rosenau. Wood spoke wheels. Beautiful, well applied paint, excellent attention to detail. All brass is excellent; felt (two inches thick) surrounding windows is original and is quite good. Original interior holding up well, some cracks on dashboard. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $6,500. Of all the 924s, the 'S' models are the ones that count, at least for now Bid price was too low, perhaps by a third. There are rumors that these cars are cracking the $10k mark in this shape. #767-1988 PORSCHE 911 TURBO coupe. S/N WP0JB0936J5050676. Black/gray leather. Odo: 88,543 miles. Your basic average turbo. Whaletail. Decent paint with stone chips to front, good trim has some sun fade. Interior shows wear; driver's seat is worse than the balance. Cracked dash, upgraded stereo, sunroof. of pitting and scratches. Good vinyl; carpets excellent. Has recent-vintage AM/FM/CD installed. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $23,000. I'm aware that the 4-speed on the 280SLs is a relatively rare option, but it just seems like every third one I look at has it. Really a mediocre presentation; nothing on this car jumped out and said buy me. No one did. #267-1974 PORSCHE 911 targa. S/N 9114111161. Silver blue/black vinyl. Odo: 81,264 miles. Glass rear window. Good, but lacks a great quality repaint; one drip found at gas filler door, plenty of light overspray. Most trim has light weathering and some wear. Interior appears largely original; cracked dash at speaker, good seats and carpets. Cond: 3-. excellent. Near-perfect seat leather, side panels, and dash. Excellent throughout. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $92,950. The Model H was the first fully-enclosed production car built by Cadillac. I doubt if this car brought a dollar more than the cost of its restoration. It's that nice. It's too new to be London to Brighton eligible, but still a well-bought example. #452-1907 FORD MODEL K roadster. SIN K922. Gray/dark red. RHD. Older restoration. Good quality paintwork. Brass is still good but polish is wearing thin. The radiator is looking sad near the bottom—a recore is needed soon. Leather has good patina, looks to Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $28,000. "Generic Porsche Turbo Fails To Excite." That's the headline. The back-page story is that the only reason to buy one of these German Grenades is either excellent mechanical/physical histories or a very cheap price. None of these were evident here today. AMERICAN #440-1902 HOLSMAN HI-WHEELER. S/N 927. Black/black. RHD. Completely restored have been well broken-in but still soft. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $118,250. 650 Model Ks were built in 1907-08. SCM's GOLD database has two recent no-sales of this same example—a 1906 for $220,500 and a 1907 for $135,000. Another early Ford of interest particularly to collectors who want only the rare ones. I doubt if more than one of these comes up for sale per year Well bought. #422-1912 FORD MODEL T speedster. S/N 9632516. Orange/black. Odo: 36 miles. Stored in heated garage. Full all-brass lighting kit, with twin headlamps, carriage lamps, side mirror, and rear lamp. Nicely done with 18 Sports Car Market


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Hershey Auction, LLC Hershey, PA very good paint. Brass aged but still looks very good. Very good detailing. Nice pinstripes and wood trim. Excellent leather; floorboards and dash wood excellent. A very pleasing example. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $36,300. Sometimes a color combination looks a lot better in person than it does in a photograph. Such was the case here; a very visually appealing car it looked both cute and ready to race from every angle. Well done. #455-1912 RAUCH & LANG ELECTRIC brougham. S/N 29169. Blue/black/black leather/tan cloth. RHD. Two-owner car. Said to have been purchased new by Thomas Edison; purchased by vendor from Edison Institute. Excellent paint, brightwork, and trim. Leather fenders. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $198,000. The Rauch & Lang Carriage Company began in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1884. In 1903 they acquired Buffalo Electric and began producing electric vehicles of their own in 1905. Rauch & Lang production lasted through 1928. This is a vehicle with great provenance, owned by one of the most important Americans of the 20th century. Well done. #425-1914 FORD MODEL T coupelet. S/ N 517129. Black/black. Very rare body style; seller says less than 24 remain. Good paintwork but showing some age. Brass shows wear, some seams have corrosion. Well-fitted top looks to have been in place for many years. Interior matches the exterior. Plenty of patina and light use wear. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $37,400. For the serious Ford collector, a coupelet represents a bit of unobtainium in your own garage. Now it could only be classified as a ten-footer, It's coming. The American vintage road rally in the grand European tradition. Five days of competition and camaraderie in the Carolina mountains. Strictly limited to 120 motorcars built before 1973. For information, visit www.carolinatrophy.com or call +1(704) 351 2087. trunk fit seems off. All-white dash and seats is an unusual look; I'm not sure it works, as wear is already starting to show on the staggered bucket seats. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $132,000. It's a little tough to imagine the impact an allwhite interior could potentially have on the value of this car I'm sure there are those who like the look, but to me it would have looked more appropriate on a speedboat than a speedster At some point, someone will have to spend a whole lot of money cleaning, repairing, or replacing this delicate color choice. #451-1934 HUDSON STANDARD 8 convertible. S/N 963391. Cream yellow/black but if your collecting habits only let you keep the rare and hard to find, a good choice. For those who don't care about Model Ts, it would be hard to explain the appeal. #466-1930 PACKARD 734 EIGHT boattail speedster. S/N 184029. Eng. #184015. Blue/white trim/white. 3-sp. Said to be just 600 miles since restoration. Period Packard parts and original Packard chassis. Very good paint and chrome. Fit and finish is good but 2005  , TA, CAROLINA TROPHY anuary 2005 2005


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Hershey Auction, LLC Hershey, PA #421-1949 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY convertible. S/N 741053 I . Red/wood trim/red plaid. Odo: 3,265 miles. New interior/tires, clock, radio, heater, dual rearview mirrors. Nice paintwork in striking colors. Finish and fit appear to be excellent. cloth. Odo: 81,396 miles. 255-ci 18, rumble seat. Original motor. Original radio and accessory clock. Older restoration with quite good paint, very good chrome. Good fit and finish. Very nice interior is far from crisp, but shows well. A decent example that is ready for use or local shows, but no national prizes loom. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $83,600. There was a very surprising amount of pre-auction interest on this car I must have heard ten or fifteen comments about it while I was on site. I was equally surprised by the final bid; however it's good to see that interest translate into big dollars here. #443-1941 FORD DELUXE sedan deliv- ery. SN 186465688. Burgundy/tan vinyl. Odo: 6,391 miles. V8, Columbia 2-speed rear. Heater, radio, antenna, optional second seat. Excellent paint, chrome, and trim. Underhood detailed leather. Odo: 65,780 miles. V12, 3-sp. Paint not perfect but looks good from ten feet. Chrome a mixture of fair with pitting to excellent with deep finish. Good glass, except some delamination on driver's vent. Rubber gaskets complete but aged. Interior shows well with some age-related wear. Excellent carpets. Seatbelts installed. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $22,000. With no national show prizes in sight, this pretty Continental is relegated to Sunday drives or perhaps local shows. These cars, currently underpriced in the market, represent a lot of luxury automobile history for very few dollars. #765-1948 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL convertible. S/N 876H561277. Light blue/ red leather. Odo: 91,213 miles. V12. Shiny but poor-quality repaint over lots of evident bodywork. Chrome follows the theme with some pitting and scratching. Canvas top has Good wood and very good chrome. Very nice interior. Plaid top cover is a nice touch. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $86,900. This is the top of the price range for 1949s. The extroverted colors didn't seem to hurt in the price department. 1946-48 models have traditionally brought more money; it looks like the '49s, when well presented, are playing the game of catch-up. #747-1958 EDSEL BERMUDA wagon. SN W8UT713612. White/coral/white/coral vinyl. Odo: 3,529 miles. One of two Edsels seen at auction this weekend, both in the same colors. Paintwork is to a good standard but not show quality. Some wood trim is ill-fitting to an excellent standard. Interior matches outside. An outstanding car. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $51,150. Lots of pre-auction excitement on this truck. There were two camps: one that thought it wouldn't exceed $50,000, another sure that it would. They were both right, as it didn't exceed the $50,000 mark until the commission was added. Well bought and well sold. #228-1947 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL coupe. S/N 711173874. Cream yellow/Saddle no major fit issues; doors, hood, and trunk do. Interior is good and bad: nice leather, door panels wavy. Not much to recommend inside or outside. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $28,600. If a very nice example with no excuses sells for twice this amount, it's a bargain in comparison. Re-restoring this car is going to be a very expensive proposition, unless the buyer plans on using the car as-is. www.ItalianCarParts.com We have what you need to restore and maintain your Italian Car. Italian rts.Come.  Visit our website and on-line catalog. Register online or call to receive your free catalog. Phone: 503.655.9811 Fax: 503.655.9581 West Linn, OR USA 80 1930 Daimler Double Six 50 Low chassis by Thomson & Taylor (Brooklands) Ltd. England. Built for Captain Wilson and tested by Reid Railton at Brooklands Track in 1930. Original registration number is UW 53. The car is thought to be in the USA. More details can be found at www.charlescrail.com . Please contact Charles Crail at: phone 805-568-1934; fax 805-568-1533 e-mail: crailauto@aol.com Sports Car Market and painted white. Good chrome. Interior is smelly. Later-style carpets, good dash, decent vinyl seats. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $22,500. Wagons continue to be hot and for some, Edsels have a lot of appeal. Why would a relatively mediocre Bermuda wagon not sell for this kind of money? I'll have to ask Edsel guru $300,000.00 REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO MY SUCCESSFUL PURCHASE OF THIS MOTORCAR


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Hershey Auction, LLC Hershey, PA Phil Skinner to explain it to me next time I see him. Of course, no matter how much any Edsel sells for, he always declares the car too cheap! I guess it 's a matter of perspective. #460-1966 SHELBY MUSTANG GT 350 fastback. S/N SFM6S1338. Dark blue/white stripes/black vinyl. Odo: 57,744 miles. 4-sp. Magnum 500 wheels on Performer GT Radials. Excellent paint, chrome, and brightwork. Nicely cleaned and detailed throughout, looks show ready. Clean and correct appearance hardly surprises. I think it sounds expensive, but compared to other muscle-car prices, it seems in line. #401-1967 FORD MUSTANG convert- ible. S/N 7TO3C105832. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 93,316 miles. 289-ci V8, auto. Power top, PS, pb. So-so paint with repairs to chips. Good top. Ugly spring-corded antenna. Improper look #454-1968 FORD MUSTANG 390XCODE convertible. S/N 8T03X200915-1. Presidential Blue/Deluxe White. Odo: 42,094 miles. 390-ci V8, auto. Said to have just 145 miles since restoration; claimed original engine. Deluxe turn-signal hood, ps, pb, a/c. Styled steel wheels. Paintwork quality is a letdown to the balance of the restoration; it's underhood and inside. Vendor has hung original-style delivery tags on headlight and heater switches. Wood steering wheel, competition seat belts. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $61,600. A total of 2,378 GT 350s were made in 1966 with a base retail price of $4,547. It wasn't too many years ago that this car would have struggled to get into the mid-$30k range. Now, $61,600 from Firestone Firehawk raised white-letter tires. Faded carpet; vinyl on seats and dash not bad. A driver-quality car. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $13,200. Everyone always pays attention to Mustang convertible prices, and they Ye been slowly creeping up in the past year However this so-so Mustang brought a bit more than I would have expected just a year ago. The '65s and '66s are slowly slipping out of the teens and into the twenties; the '67s and '68s are just a bit behind. weak in places. Excellent chrome; detail work is good to excellent all over. Fully detailed engine. Interior is well fitted. A great car let down by its paint. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $33,000. Seller said this is one of only 9 known X-Code cars in existance. If everything checks out, this will soon be seen as a very wise purchase. With millions of Mustangs built, the collectors will be looking for the unusual and rare options more and more.• Classic Car Insurance Costs Less Than You Think! WHEN HE'S CLOSE TO YOU, YOU'LL BE SURPRISED AT HOW REASONABLE HE IS. Contact Gary Gandy to discuss your classic car insurance needs. ark** Hancock INSURANCE (800) 678-5173 Instant quotes online at: www.parishheacock.com January 2005 81 David H. Kinney ASA is the same Dave Kinney who has written auction reports and articles in Sports Car Market for over 5 years. As you might expect, he's on the road a lot, as travel to auctions around the country keeps him familiar with airports, rental cars and hotels. When Dave is in your town, your appraisal needs can be addressed in a most efficient manner. Our rates are straightforward, easy to understand and set in advance. Call us, visit our website, or just drop by and say hello. DAVID N.KINNEY ASA Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers 1-800-USA-ppra(isal) (1-800-872-7772) www.USAppraisal.corn USAPPRAISAL


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Bonhams & Butterfields Hershey, PA FRENCH 83 Bonhams & Butterfields Hershey, PA October 8, 2004 Auctioneer:  Number of lots (including automobilia):  Number of lots sold:  Sales rate:  016 10101:  High sale: ... Malcolm Barber 272 126 ,n, tnr )L 1),bo) Lot 264, 1931 Chrysler Imperial Dual Cowl Phaeton, sold at $56,350 Premium: 15% on first $100,000; 10% thereafter (included in prices of lots sold) Report by Carl Bomstead Market opinions in italics onhams has been attempting to establish a foothold in the potentially lucrative Hershey market for several years, but its efforts have been as inconsistent as the Pennsylvania weather. The potential for an auction with high-end automobilia and collector cars is indeed huge, as hundreds of thousands of buyers flock to the AACA Fall Meet with a religious conviction, pockets stuffed with money, seeking parts, trinkets, and collector cars to add to their stables. B But tapping this market hasn't been easy, and the Bonhams auction has bounced from location to location each year. This year they set up camp in a tent several miles from the swap meet in a field across from the AACA Museum. Unfortunately, there were more cars in the museum parking lot than there were offered at the auction. The sale focused on automobilia for 2004, with a few motorcycles and bicycles and ten vehicles thrown in for good measure. At the last minute, the headliner, a wonderful 1931 Stutz DV32 Bearcat Speedster, was withdrawn due to "title issues," which certainly didn't help the cause. The sparse crowd speculated that the real reason was more likely that the consignor did not want see his car die on the block and have that cloud follow it to the next auction. The numbers were not what Bonhams was hoping for, with only four of the ten cars finding new homes and less than half of the automobilia changing hands. The potential certainly exists for a successful highend auction at Hershey. Bonhams has the expertise, experience and staff to put it all together. We look forward to seeing them do it next year.—C.B. 82  era and had four-wheel brakes with the front hydraulically actuated. In original and unmolested condition with a solid body. Stated to be running but with a clutch problem. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $14,375. It would be a sin to restore this car, as it 's a straight and original example of a rare marque. Too new for brass tours and too old for the Classic Car Club, so what do you do with it? Back to a musuem would be the best bet. ITALIAN #268-1964 FERRARI 250LM body only. Replica alloy body for a 250LM fabricated in Italy in the 1980s. Built to replace the damaged body of chassis #5848 but never used. Thought ties were used to keep wiring in place. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $20,700. 1940 was the first year for skirted fenders, sofi rear suspension, and a spring frame for Indian. As such, '40 Indians are very desirable. This one was past its trophy-winning days but still very presentable. At another venue, with more bidders, especially of the two-wheel-fantatic type, this Indian might have brought as much as $5k more. to have been sold at auction in 1991 by Christie's for 31,000 British pounds (about $55k then). SOLD AT $18,400. The buy of the year if you need one. Would cost several times the final bid to recreate. Hate to think that this could end up on a VW chassis as a wanna-be Ferrari. AMERICAN #264-1931 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL dualcowl phaeton. S/N CG I DC2577. Eng. #CG 2577. Light blue/dark blue leather. RHD. Odo: 5,588 miles. Restored in South Africa in the '60s. Extra headlights mounted near bumper as well Paint very presentable but interior dirty; cigarette bum in the driver's seat. Was also missing the right air vent trim piece. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $20,700. If a vintage truck with modern running gear was high on your want list, then this was the answer The truck had a rather odd stance which was the result of joining the cab/bed and chassis. Sold for more than a high point '55 Chev truck and, considering the condition of the interior more than I thought it would. Sports Car Market #27I A-1955 CHEVROLET 3100 pickup. S/N1-1255A025714. Red/Tan tweed. Odo: 52,640 miles. A '55 Chevy pickup bed and cab mounted on a modem 4x4 chassis. Modern Chevy 350-ci V8, 4-bbl carb, auto. Anti-lock brakes, ps, pw. 46% #270-1923 ROLLAND-PILAIN TYPE 126 II tourer. S/N 9346. Eng. #9346. Dark blue/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 94,528 kilometers. Rare and unusual 7-passenger tourer, once in the Harrah collection. High-quality cars in the as a set of fog lights and turn signals. All sorts of lights in rear as well. Paint tired and chipped. Paint peeling on dash. Windshield cracked. Engine compartment clean with no fluid leaks. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $56,350. Someone had an odd fixation with lights, as there were 8 in front plus horns and 6 in back This is a "needs everything" car but if the new owner can do some of the heavy lifting himself he should be able to bring this back to its former glory and still be on the right side of the ledger #259-1940 INDIAN CHIEF. Eng. #CD0365. Maroon. Odo: 1 mile. Restored in the early '90s and won a second at the Hershey AACA meet in 1995. A few normal leaks and streaks on the engine and the speedo was showing some age. Paint touched up in a few places and plastic


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Bonhams & Butterfields Hershey, PA AUTOMOBILIA #20-TEXACO PORCELAIN DOUBLESIDED SIGN. Scottie dogs were used in a 1930s Texaco advertising campaign called "Listen." The idea was that the car, using Texaco gasoline, was so quiet that the dogs had to strain its t . coming to a peak. This example had seen its better days with rust, rubs and scratches throughout. Estimate: $750—$100. SOLD AT $184. ha decent condition these cans can bring as much as $500, but condition is key and this one was lacking. As a result it sold for about what it was worth. #143-MILLER-TYPE  to hear it run. Estimate: $1,000—$1,200. SOLD AT $1,035. This sign is unknown to several of the most knowledgeable Texaco collectors. Signs that have never been seen before create questions as to their origin. If from the era, a rare and wondefryiil find; if not, a lot of money for a fantasy piece. #66-GAMAGE FIVE-GALLON OIL CAN. Delightful English can with images of a speedboat, racecar, and seaplane on three of the sides. The shape is unusual with the top RACECAR SCULPTURE. This is the top to a Richfield Gasoline cigarette case that was a giveaway in the late 1920s. Made of chalk and finished in a and complete with the original box. Faultless condition. Estimate: $1,400—$2,000. SOLD AT $1,610. The price paid was up there, but that will be quickly forgotten as soon as "Bluebird HI" finds its new home on the display shelf The new owner need not look back.• copper tone. Problem here is that this one was a later fakey-doo and did not include the bottom piece. Estimate: $900—$1,000. NOT SOLD AT $450. Since an original complete set sells for about $900, it's difficult to understand why they did not take the money and run. #221A-BLUEBIRD III LAND SPEED RECORD TOY BY GUNTHERMAN. Tin toy version of Captain Malcolm Campbell's record-setting racecar. About 18 inches long ' r dr,  4194.-nalio nal Orw;74:its er10.2 Wax/ 're € no/ ArvI wan' ra Circa 1953 Kurtis-Kraft 500S Competition Sports Car We offer the highest level of expertise and service whether you need advice on buying or selling a car. Please visit us at our showroom in Connecticut, dragoneclassics.com , or the addresses below: Sales Manny@dragoneclosstcs corn, Borrani Dayid@drogoneclassIcs,com, Restoration George@dragoneclossics.com , or by phone or 203-335-4643 1797 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06604 January 2005 Arlen Kurtis, son of the original builder, the legendary Frank Kurtis, has done all reconstruction work on this unfinished project. The period history of this original 500S is unknown. When found this chassis and body had been modified but have now been returned to the original configuration. All hard to find correct parts have been incorporated into this project. It is ready for the installation of the engine/transmission of the buyers choice. It may be possible to hire Arlen to do this installation and keep it "all Kurtis". The car is currently stored in Bakersfield, CA. Price $57,500 Greg Schneider 651-690-2348 gregps@msn.com 83 /Xt.; yreerla ii,rii , FOR SALE 1:1111


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Bonhams & Butterfields Carmel, CA 83 Bonhams & Butterfields Carmel, CA August 20, 2004 Auctioneer:  Number of lots:  Number of lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sales total:  Hig h sale:  Malcolm Barber 17 10 59% $655,670 Lot 211, 1931 Rolls-Royce 40/50ho .  Phantom II Continental DHC, sold at $205,200 Buyer's premium: 15% on first $100,000; 10% thereafter (included in prices of sold lots) zik Report by John Apen another one. This year both the national Ferrari club and Rolls-Royce club held their annual meets the week after Pebble, so Bonhams used its Quail Lodge tent facilities to stage a Rolls/Bentley auction on Friday, and hosted a dinner party for club members afterwards. There was also a concours held on Saturday—a fantastic event—and the Monterey County Fair was going on nearby in Seaside. A The auction had 14 cars cataloged and added a few late entries, some which were no-sales from the previous week's The Quail auction. This British-style auction was different from the traditional American format, as anyone could wander in—no catalog was necessary. It was standing room only in the tent—mainly early arrivals for the dinner— but bidders seemed scarce. The cars were all arranged around the tent, and the auction was conducted with spotters holding a sign next to the current lot. None of the cars were driven, and even two hours before the auction started, requests by potential bidders to hear a car run were denied because of safety and air quality concerns. As one observer said as he pondered a Spur, "If you can steal it, okay; otherwise it's a big gamble." Compared to last year's Bonhams RollsRoyce auction at the Rhode Island meet, the selection of cars was considerably different. Last year there were some real collector gems that bought good prices and many more pre-war cars. This year was a mixed bag with no outstanding centerpiece or fresh new collection for sale. Five of the cars were 1980 or later vintage, "just a used car" Rollers that could be found on lots in any big city. 84  fter a marathon weekend of Monterey auctions, what do you do the next weekend? Bonhams & Butterfields' answer was to hold . I did make it over to the fair, and the mix of gaudy carnival midway and down-home farm displays was good decompression after the crowds of ordinary millionaires mingling with the billionaires, as Jay Leno put it, at Pebble Beach. Seeing the prize-winning chickens, cows and goats, and the 4H kids with their sleeping bags camping behind the pens really brings one back to reality.—J.A. since. Paint crack on front fender. Driver's seat worn; one small gauge seems to be of later manufacture. Chassis is mud-splattered. Engine very clean and tidy. Frequently missing engine shields are correct and in place. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $125,000. A no-sale at the Bonhams Monterey weekend auction at a hammer bid of $120k. One of two offered. The low estimate was lowered $20k for this sale, and the seller ended up taking about $35k less after seller's commission. This year at least 5 LHD Brewster Newmarket sedans have been auctioned, selling for $70k to $170k. This was a reasonable price for a car now in tourer status. ENGLISH #206-1927 ROLLS-ROYCE 20HP sedanca de ville. SN GUJ57. Eng. #G9U. Yellow/gray/ black/gray/cloth. RHD. Odo: 12,182 miles. 4-sp. Body by Hooper, designed to mimic a horse-drawn carriage. Little used before becoming part of the Melton collection in the late '30s. Harrah purchased in 1976, then bought by seller at Harrah's 1985 auction for $41k. Apparently restored by Harrah. Restoration has held up well. Winner of many concours awards in '80s and '90s. CCCA Senior #1314. Front-seat leather #211-1931 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II CONTINENTAL DHC. S/N 67GX. Eng. #FF15. White/Navy Blue. RHD. Odo: 35,402 miles. Neat Carlton-bodied 3-position drophead on a RHD chassis. Some Rolls people will tell you that the Phantom II, especially the sportierhandling Continental, is the last good Rolls made. Restored around 1971 and then won 2nd in class at Pebble. Expected chips in paint, top chrome trim thin, leather nice with a little wear on driver's seat. Chassis clean. Beautiful toolkit nice. Chassis detailed, but duct tape sighted on the front suspension. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $74,750. Bizarre 3-color paint scheme reminds one of the 3-color Duesenberg Mudd Coupe that also came from Harrah 's collection. Perhaps this would benefit from a similar repainting in a more fin-mai one-color scheme. Several of these 20hp cars have traded this year in the $30k+ range. But considering provenance and condition, this seems .fairly bought. On an inflationadjusted basis, the $41k paid in '85 is now worth $66k, so the seller probably came out even after commissions and other expenses. #207A-1929  ROLLS-ROYCE SPRINGFIELD PHANTOM I convertible sedan. SN S138FR. Eng. #21388. Dark blue/black. Odo: 109,311 miles. 4-sp. Dual side mounts, red wire wheels, luggage trunk. Older restoration that won CCCA 1st many years ago. Seems to have been toured extensively in a fitted attaché case. Engine had new head in 1998, an expensive repair practically all PIIs need. Complete history; in the same family for 27 years, well maintained and used sparingly but regularly. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $205,200. Strong price for a car that as the catalog says "is a perfect candidate for a full Pebble Beach restoration." All the bits and pieces and tools are there, so restoration costs could be reasonable—maybe under $100k. High sale of the auction. #201-1934 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25HP sedan. S/N GAE67. Burgundy/beige. RHD. Odo: 69,870 miles. Small-horsepower sedan with division, RHD. Body by Barker; appears to be original to the chassis, someone has loved it through the years. Paint is shiny and appears to be done over stripped body, but large sections are peeling off right doors below beltline molding. Interior has new beige leather and tan carpets—very nicely installed. Wood and interior fittings and instruments are excellent. Steering wheel needs a little help. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT Sports Cot Market


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Russo and Steele, Scottsdale, Arizona, January 28-29 Q & A: Why Russo and Steele? Drew Alcazar addresses some frequently asked questions. Where will your 5th annual Scottsdale Auction be held, and what are the dates? Once again, we will be in our North Scottsdale location just off the 101 Loop North Freeway on the East side of Scottsdale Road. We have improved parking with passes to all Pre-Registered Bidders and as always, complementary Valet Parking for our Gold Club Clients. We make it easy for collectors and enthusiasts to attend! Why does Russo and Steele auction just Friday and Saturday evenings? Once you have had your fill with the mosh pit like crowds of a large event, we invite genuine Auction goers to something that is distinctly Russo and Steele: the camaraderie of fellow enthusiasts and an auction focused on their specific type of cars. We provide a relaxed and fully catered atmosphere to enjoy the heart and passion of the hobby we all share. Second. we offer all or our cars during "Prime Time"! Friday and Saturday nights are the best time to offer consignments to receptive buyers. Wednesday afternoon? Sunday evening? If you cannot sell your clients cars when the market is best, then don't have a sale. It is no coincidence that the Scottsdale airport is empty at these times, much less an Auction Block at other venues! Lastly, emotion and passion runs hot during the evening hours. Much like a stage production, part of Russo and Steele's excitement comes from the mood and feeling of the nighttime sale. Why is Russo and Steele the only Auction to "Niche Market" the type of cars? We offer for auction exclusive types of collector automobiles: American Muscle, European Sports, Hot Rods and Customs. These wide ranging markets include everything from Shelbys to Ferraris. full blown customs, to Hemis, Lamborghinis to Lead Sleds. Contemporary muscle and sports from Vipers to Enzo's we ARE this marketplace. By design, we feel our clients will appreciate the sharp focus on "their kind of cars". What is the benefit of Russo and Steele's "Boutique Style" to both Consignors and Bidders? Keeping our auctions small and intimate allows the enthusiasts to be at the center of the event. It is difficult to have any car, no mater how nice, rise above a sea of over 800 plus cars. From a buyers perspective, getting asked to move as someone takes a picture to hang on their wall or be run over by a baby stroller when one is inspecting a potential purchase compromises the integrity of the auction. Also, buyers can be easily desensitized by hundreds of venders, fashion shows, general public mayhem and other activities that simply do not lend themselves to the collector car auction experience. What is your exclusive "Auction in the Round" format? Russo and Steele is interactive, and that creates excitement! The buyers are right on the floor with the cars. No cars on stages, no separation. With a ground level auction 'arena' and elevated platform seating 360 degrees around the stage. a virtual 'boxing ring' or 'coliseum' effect funnels buyers to the epicenter of the action. Interactive sound and lighting effects contribute to the excitement that is uniquely Russo and Steele! Why does Russo and Steele "Welcome and encourage Reserve Entries"? With the ability to offer 300 exclusive "Prime Time" lots in January, the quality of the consignments are much better when sellers have a -safety net". In addition, as long as a seller has a market relative reserve, it is the obligation of the auction house to sell the car for the most money. This does not include 'beating up' your clients or coercing them into a No Reserve situation by offering Prime numbers only to No Reserve entries. Auction sales should offer ALL cars during a prime time! This is the primary reason that Russo and Steele only sells at the hottest times for any market. For example, we sell only Friday and Saturday in Scottsdale. 1,  lisant ( .obrzi CS.V 2129' 29") Roadster auctioned off at NO RESER1E. With the success of Russo and Steele over the last 5 plus years, why do you continue to maintain the lowest fees and commissions? Our effort is to produce a high quality event offering the very best Sports, Muscle, Hot Rods and Customs to our clients. We, as enthusiasts ourselves, know that keeping costs and fees reasonable will continue our proven track record creating loyal clients. Building equity in the relationships with our Buyers and Sellers is what we seek to foster. The reputation of integrity and personal attention that we have earned in just five short years speaks to the successful efforts of our entire organization. The best deals are the ones that are good for everyone. Why do you allow only Registered Bidders and their Guests in your Auction room? Inside the main Auction area is reserved exclusively for Bidders and Guests simply because that is the singular objective of our event. General public is welcome in our preview areas; however, the process of Bidders making the important choice to purchase and consignors presenting their vehicles unencumbered by looky-loos' ensures the highest level of integrity for everyone. A lot of auctions put forth a good effort, how does Russo and Steele gauge their results? Posted sales rates may sometimes be misleading. A percentage of sales does not always reflect the true nature of the sale as clearly as the overall gross sales figures vs. the number of lots offered. We have been fortunate enough to enjoy high gross sales numbers with a fairly limited number of cars. We invite everyone to peruse our sales results on our website. Our most recent example would be our last sale in Monterey CA, where with just 78 lots Russo and Steele generated over 6 million dollars in gross sales. Thank you to the quality consignments and satisfied buyers who make these outstanding results possible. 1967 ['cowl 330 (iTC ill he auctioned alt at NO RESER1E. Why does Russo and Steele limit the number of Entries to 300 in Scottsdale? The excitement and success of an auction comes from the quality of the offering. Small sales can bring together the very best of a particular market. It's impossible to fill 800 lots with specific. quality inventory of a focused market. There aren't enough cars available to fill them all with out compromising integrity. In addition, we focus our buyers on a select group of vehicles. I have seen many outstanding cars simply become lost in a field of cars once the buyer's attention span has been diluted. Paid Advertisement For more infinmation regunling RUSSO and Steele and their upcoming auctions, their wehsite at www.russoandsteele.com or call 480.517.4005.


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Bonhams & Butterfields Carmel, CA $25,300. Close-coupled sedan body doesn 't look too heavy, so performance may be adequate. Several 20/25 sedans have sold this year at auction on this side of the pond in the mid-$20s, so this seems like a decent buy if the mechanicals are good. Too bad about the paint prep—it may require complete stripping to/it #205-1936 ROLLS-ROYCE 25/30HP DHC. S/N GXM61. Eng. #B25C. Ascot Grey/ gray leather. RHD. Odo: 94,338 miles. One of 3 Park Ward dropheads on the 25/30 chassis, a desirable and rare style. An RROC trophy winner since 1999, placed third in the small-horsepower class at Pebble Beach against seven contemporaries. Paint and leather done in 1992 and still very nice. Wood excellent. Doors shut solidly, but cowl/firewall quivers in an alarming manner. tamed, great-looking car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $86,250. The quivering could be either a Park Ward original-construction problem, or a hardto-reach cowl wood-framing issue. Otherwise, this car can be toured comfortably at contemporary speeds once you adapt to RHD. Price seems in line with what similar open small-hp cars are bringing. #212-1936 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM III sedanaca de ville. SIN 3BU48. Eng. #K68Q. Black over yellow/Blackfront Beige. RHD. Odo: 97,244 miles. Essentially a well-cared-for original. Current owner for 40 years, driven 700 miles a year on special occasions. Painted current two-tone scheme in 1965 in England. Paint flaking off right door and hood between hinges. original. So considering the rebuilt engine and the great styling but less desirable RHD, this may have been a slight bargain. #206A-1963 ANDREWS SPECIAL race car. SN RRM01. Eng. #PV33B. Red/black. RHD. Dry-sump 381-ci Rolls V8, 4 Webers, 5sp. Neat looking race car built for an obscure, at least to Americans, British racing series in the '60s. Tube-frame chassis along Cooper Monaco sr!: Engine rebuilt by owner in 1995/97. Engine compartment restored to concours standards. Other mechanical components, suspension, and brakes replaced in early '90s. Has added overdrive, but original driveshaft comes with the car if complete originality is desired. A well-main- Exotic Car Transport ORLANDO FLORIDA Open and Enclosed, Carrier Service! ..,  .1,;,,z "Get the whole story of Exotic Car Transport, visit us on the Worldwide Web." 1-800-766-879 www.exoticcartransport.corn Nationwide Transport of Exotic, Vintage and Luxury Automobiles Indoor Storage Available 86 RHD. Wood okay, but dash needs refinishing. Engine semi-clean but lacks detailing. Looks like a 40-year survivor. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $60,000. These V12 Phantoms can be expensive. Engine rebuilds are $45k to $60k. This is an attractive Park Ward bodystyle, but now it probably needs complete rebuilding. A nicely restored PIII Sedanca sold for $140k, while 2 others in this condition were in the $70k range, all in England. Considering the restoration cost,and the RHD, the $60k bid was about right, even if owner was looking for $10k more. #213-1954 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH limousine. S/N DLW172. Black over creme/beige, black piping. RHD. Odo: 29,085 miles. One of 12 Freestone & Webb, design #3171A, built. Styling closely resembles Hooper's efforts of the period. Nevertheless a classic Rolls style that is very sought-after. Paint good; fender skirt gap and right front fender-door gaps may indicate prior collision that it didn't have some crossbracing in the right places either. SOLD AT $345. No interest in the room at a starting bid of $500. Announced sold in the result sheet for $345. Cheaper than a lot of the mascots or manuals that took up the first two auction hours, but also much bulkier and hard to take home as carry-on. damage. Wood has been refinished and is excellent. Trunk lining sagging. Engine rebuilt 29,085 miles ago, when odometer was presumably zeroed. Engine compartment very clean. Not a concours car now, but always a contender for Most Elegant Closed Car awards. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $46,000. Great touring car and still a winner in local shows. Price is in line with several other sales of similar Wraiths this year Gooding's. Monterey auction sold a more conservatively designed, LHD, Mu/liner LWB Limo for $50,600. That car was a beatitifill unrestored #210-1967 BENTLEY MK VI sedan. S/N B82AK. Eng. #B24A. Black over maroon/ brown leather. RHD. Odo: 27,424 miles. Auto. Very early M VI standard steel saloon, derelict in California in 1983 when bought by current owner. Restoration completed in 1999. Paint now has bad chips on left side; windshield chrome scarred; radiator shell chrome crazed. Interior wood is good. Plain leather seats show wear. Engine is clean but has rusty components. No detailing. Paint flaking off radiator, manifold rusty, firewall looks done in crème paint with an old brush. Restoration not done to current Sports Car Market lines. Body by King. Seems to have had no racing success. Likely it dawned on the builder that a Ford V8 would give more bang for the buck, and he moved on to Shelby Cobras and GT40s. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $68,000. An interestingfailed oddity Nice enough car but what's the point? A re-run from Monterey weekend. It was even hard to see any interest by this proper Rolls group. Maybe starting it up would have excited someone with the open exhaust on a 6.25-liter engine. There s possibly more of a market for this special in England, at around $40k–$60k. #200-I965 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD III chassis. SN SKP19. RHD. Powdercoated rolling chassis, brings new meaning to the term rolling, since there was no suspension. It was mounted on rubber casters. One expert opined


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Bonhams & Butterfields Carmel, CA concours standards, and has not aged at all well. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $13,000. Over 5,000 ofthese were builtfrom 1946(0 '52, not counting 1,783 Rolls-Royce versions (starting for 1949). There's not much performance, and the Bentley grille isn't imposing enough for most brides. $15k reserve, but anything above $10k would be a gifi, considering the potential expenses in possible mechanical rebuilding and all the cosmetic needs. Should have sold at this. #212A-1968 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW shooting brake. S/N SRH5407. Silver gray/blue. RHD. Odo: 60,910 miles. Twin SU carbs, auto. One of 3 built by Panelcraft in London, although several Rolls and Bentleys have been converted using Volvo rear parts. This had no obvious Volvo glass. Nice color combination. Quick repaint some time ago, now crazing on hood. Windshield rubber not masked. Blue Everflex roof in very good condition. Wood excellent. Complete with trailer hitch! 65 + Cars In Inventory Buying, Trading and Consigning American Classics, Eurosports, Rolls/Bentley and Collection Liquidations. Always Buying. Web: Vintagemotorssarasota.com Aiik -  p„  1961 MG A 1600 Coupe Orient Red/ Red, 1588cc, 4 spd., 80hp $18,500 1994 Jaguar XJ220 Spa Silver! Smoke Leather, 500 HP 3.5 Litre Twin Turbo, Car No 178 of approx 225 $249,000 1961 Porsche 356B Aetna Blue, Beige top & Int., Super 90, Complete Restoration $64,500 dr*  --- 1967 Citroen DS 21 Cabriolet Burgundy/Tan w/ Tan Canvas Top, Manual Transmission $49,900 January 2005  XKSS DBR2 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 $114,000. 3 XKSS In Production Tempero has also custom-built these 1950-1960 racing classics' Lightweight E-Type Short Nose D-Type C- Type X113 Lister Costin 2003 Aston Martin DB AR1 Showcar, Green / Fawn interior, NEW! $225,000 MIME -t• ; •  ,  _ /ROM SIARI TO FINISH Long Nose DAILY E3i ' Cond: 3. SOLD AT $28,175. Another refiigee from Monterey weekend, where it was a no-sale at $26k. Sold for $23,760, at Leake Tulsa in June, where it was claimed to be the only survivor of 3 made. These early Shadows had weak rear differential mountings that were corrected around S/N 8000 (some experts say later). Let's hope this one has been strengthened before the new owner pulls a heavy load. Fair price—$18k for the car and $10k for exclusivity. #202-1971 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE coupe. S/N CRA12025. Black/black. Odo: 74,247 miles. 412-ci V8, twin SU carbs, auto. Mulliner Park Ward coachwork. Another oneowner 75,000-mile car. Catalog says believed original. Paint in good condition, but appeared to be a fresh, despicable repaint over old paint with numerous visible defects, including a driver's door that looked done with a rattle-can over 100grit sanding. Wood terribly deteriorated. Leather amazingly nice. New Michelins. Owner says it has run recently. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $17,250. If all that means stored for a long time before the recent freshening, be prepared for a horrendous recommissioning bill. Seller says that the vehicle is in good condition mechanically—faint praise indeed. The sharp bidders present realized that these old, poorly maintained Shadows can absorb money faster than any Italian exotic. I thought it was left unsold on the block, but sale results showed otherwise. Sale price is at the low end of the price guides, and correct for a car with no maintenance records. #214-1975 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW sedan. S/N SRD22363. White/tan. Odo: 50,828 miles. One-family ownership, relatively low mileage. Twin SU carbs. Bland colors with repaint evidence on rear window rubbers. Gouge in rear bumper, chips on front fender. Some service work done by San Francisco II t-k,_44 C, :   or SARASO TA INr VINTAGE MOTORS ' EXCLUSIVE FACTORY AGENT OF 5500 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA Phone: 941-355-6500 Fax: 941-359-0810 sales@temperocars.com Web: vintagemotorssarasota.com 1 , I • , • , 87


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Bonhams & Butterfields Carmel, CA dealer. Nothing outstanding but appears to be well cared-for. However, as one expert has said, the maintenance of the Shadow is complicated and often costly. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $17,000. By 1975, Rolls had had 9 years to work out some of the problems of the all-new chassis/ body introduced in 1966. But they were now embroiled in trying to make these cars DOT- and EPA-approved, so like many mid- '70s American cars, these have devilishly complicated emission hang-ons. Combined with two carbs, the pointand-condenser distributor, and the ever-present Shadow/Citroen hydraulics, these cars can absorb $10k service bills without rebuilding any major components. Without a 2 "-thick stack of previous repair orders, they can be money pits. $17k was more than enough, unless detailed records or inspection reveal a car that needs nothing. #208-1979 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH II LWB sedan. S/N LRK36294. Creme over dark brown/dark brown. Odo: 83,597 miles. Present owner for 12 years. One of the 2,145 Wraiths, this one has a presumably original though unusual color combination. Paint cracks and chips consistent with the 84k Bonhams Quail Lodge auction for $11,500 against an estimate of $20k-$30k. Vendor's description says it all, "fair mechanical condition with good paint displaying only minor blemishes." However, forgot to mention filthy engine compartment, wear on front seats, cracked, dry leather on rear seats, worn driver's door panel, and the potential for a routine service bill of $10k. Price last week was still a gamble. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $13,000. No sale this week at a $13k bid, against a $14k-$18k estimate Maybe the new owner was trying to get out of last week's purchase without loss. But this wellused Spur shod with garish chrome afiermarket wheels and Michelin 40-series tires just didn't ring any bells in this crowd. Maybe next year in a less conservative market. #204-1988 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPUR LWB sedan. S/N NAJ-22798. Royal Blue/Creme. Odo: 35,409 miles. One of 3 Spurs in this auction and the nicest by far. Richlooking dark blue with crème interior piped in blue. Paint and chrome very nice. Interior wood very good. Engine compartment clean compared to the other two at the sale, which were covered with road grime. No mention of service records. steering wheel, 8-way heated seats, 2 dropped TVs, 3 CD players, rear climate control, navigation system, DVD, and VCR. But wait, that's not all. It's armored by Hess & Eisenhardt at a cost of $55k! So now you know why it's unmarked. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $79,000. Maybe bidders were too concerned about gas mileage or performance. I am reminded of the used Duesenberg in the '30s that the new owner returned to the factory because it was so sluggish. They found it had a ton of armor installed for its .first Chicago owner This one needs to be taken to a Florida auction, where it should sell and be on its way to South America in a flash. Unarmored, probably worth a little over a hundred grand. The SCM price guide gives no additions for armor plating. AMERICAN #211B-1936 CADILLAC SERIES 80 V12 convertible coupe. S/N 4110328. Maroon/ Tobacco. Odo: 36,039 miles. 3-sp. Older restoration. Looks like sister car to 211A, done to the same standards. Paint has little less orange miles. Interior nice; white seat piping shows wear. Leather-covered steering wheel is showing lots of wear. $10k recently spent on maintenance alone. Despite being a California car, corroded passenger front floor repaired at great expense. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $23,000. The $10k just spent at a British car specialist could have been for either the engine, brakes, or suspension, and it probably still needs another $10k on whichever one wasn't done. Lots of collectors can afford these Wraiths and their derivatives but few can afford to drive them. With no mechanical restoration and sketchy maintenance records, the bid was enough. #214A-1984 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPUR sedan. S/N NAE0843. White/tan, creme piping. Odo: 75,372 miles. Reported sold at 88 Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $29,900. The Spurs carry a new both' on the Shadow bodypan. The ones within the -20000 VIN range, built from mid '87 to '89, are considered the best of the bunch because they use mineral oil in the brake and loadleveling system, have Fl, and Bosch (not Lucas) electrics. The -30000 cars have a complicated active suspension system, very expensive to repair The price is a little above average, but considering the low mileage and desirable year; ([the car is mechanically as good as it looks, it might be a mild bargain. #210A-1998 BENTLEY BROOKLAND TURBO R sedan. S/N EBW66039. Blue oneowner car bought for $174k and domiciled in Beverly Hills since new. Excellent condition; appears new. Has many options including wood Sports Cor Market peel, but same strange metallic maroon. Rust on hubcaps. Nice interior. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $46,000. A rerun from Monterey weekend. Seller in this case wanted too much. Most would prefer the V16 version with a decent and more traditional color.•


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Branson Branson, MO Branson Fall The Branson Auction Branson, MO Oct. 15-17, 2004 Auctioneers:  Number of lots:  Number of lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sales total:  High sale:  Spooky Assister and Mark Gellman 293 134 46% S2,072,321 Lot 121, 1954 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, and lot 328, 1960 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II sedan, both sold at S58,300. Buyer's premium: 6% (included in prices of sold lots) Report by Dave Kinney Market opinions in italics T It was held at Celebration City, a theme park with one of the biggest parking lots in the city. By pitching a series of tents in one of the corners of the parking lot, they successfully transformed bare asphalt into a workable venue. The auction admission price also included a pass to the amusement park, giving attendees a bounty of alternate entertainment options, including rides, shows, and restaurants. Branson always has a good variety of cars cross its block, and this fall's event proved no different. A 1955 BMW 501 sedan in much better than "barn find" condition was one of the surprises on offer. With same-family ownership for five decades, this pretty example changed hands for $26,500. Amidst a typical crowd of Fords and Chevrolets, a 1975 Porsche 911 coupe in excellent condition was a standout. It brought an excellent price as well, selling at $27,772, what must be an auction record for an unrestored mid-1970s 911. It was without a doubt the most startlingly original 911 from that era that I have witnessed. If cheap was your forte, a 1972 Porsche 914 could have been yours for just $2,067, probably an easy one to sneak into the he Branson Auction has been searching for a more appropriate home for the past few events, as the ownership of its previous venue had changed hands. Just imagine the logistics involved in moving an event, while finding a good fit for the auction company, its customers and the property owners—a daunting task, to say the least. But Jim, Kathy, and Brandon Cox pulled it off successfully, continuing their tradition of providing personal service and an enjoyable experience with the Branson Fall 2004 auction. January 2005 garage without the spousal unit finding out. One of my personal favorites, a 1968 Chrysler Crown Imperial with some paintwork needs, sold for just $9,646, a decent buy as there should still be enough room left to make it into a cosmetically appealing car without getting too upside down. A well-restored 1954 Chevrolet Corvette in Polo White with a red interior was perhaps the buy of the weekend at just $58,300, about $15,000 off the expected sale price. (It also tied for top sale of the event with a 1960 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II sedan.) The owner, an SCMer and avid Corvette restorer, had no regrets about the sale, as he will be using the money and the garage space to finish restoration of his two 1953 Corvettes. So has the Branson Collector Car Auction found a new home in Celebration City? It's too early to tell, but all indications are it's a great fit for everyone. I certainly look forward to another trip to Branson— perhaps next year, I'll even take a ride on "The Ozark WildCat."—D.K. SOLD I S10,750. .1partimin the enth.snianlike installation of the engine, not very high on either the collectable or coolness scale. Sadly, quite hopeless. Despite several revival efforts, the last of the original Lea-Francis cars were assembled in 1952. ENGLISH #333-1947 MG TC convertible. S/N TCEV08131. Red/saddle leather. RHD. Odo: 6,632 miles. Older restoration, lots of use and wear since. Vendor has owned since the 1970s and is the third owner. Originally light blue. 1970s repaint is faded and shows poorly; battle scars throughout. Wood was also replaced in #168-1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MK I roadster. S/N HBT7L6313. Black, white coves/black vinyl. Odo: 24,263 miles. Minilite mags on house-brand radials. A fair, but not good, restoration effort. Paintwork to a good standard. Lots of bodywork in doors with plenty of waves. Very good but not excellent chrome all the way around. Interior well fitted and of a recent vintage. Good gauge faces, blonde wood steering wheel. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD Detailed Restoration of British & Select European Automobiles and Race Cars the 1970s. Most chrome is scratched and pitted. Cloth top is totally worn out; back window is dull. Original leather has horsehair poking out and visible springs. Needs everything. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $11,978. The owner's car card stated that it was totally restored 3,000 miles ago. That could be correct; however, it was also over 30 years ago and the elements have not been kind. Well bought. This is the type of car to restore. #2-1950 LEA-FRANCIS 4-light sedan. S/N 718. Black/red/red leather. RHD. Odo: 36,520 miles. Older paint was poorly done; time has been hard on it. Lots of respray. Weak chrome. Gaskets have largely disappeared. Poor door fit. Interior is mostly wasted. Poor wood, worse leather. 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Branson Branson, MO passenger fender, buff-through on driver-side fender. Cloudy chrome. Soft top is quite nice. Interior is complete with original style intact. Poorly fitted seats and carpet. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $4,770. A gift to the seller I would have figured this car for a lot less. Perhaps the endless supply of MGBs is finally coming to an end. Or perhaps it was just love at first fright. AT $19,000. A very nice driver but not a national show car At this point, expect to lose the local ones as well. Had this car had straight sides and good paint, it could have had a much better chance for success on the block. #140-1962 TRIUMPH TR3B roadster. S/N TCF1831L. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 1,715 miles. With Heritage Certificate, excellent nut-and-bolt restoration, excellent paint and chrome. Hood and door gaps are very good or better; trim bits are all there and excellent. Original colors except well-fitted top. Interior in excellent condition. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $24,910. Something bothered me about this car each time I walked around and it suddenly hit me—it's just a little too bright and cheery for a British car from the '60s. If the restorer was looking for an authentic feel, he went a bit too fat; they weren t this bright and shiny the day they left the factory. Still, as prices have been climbing on these baby bulldogs, I'd have to call this well bought. #324-1969  MGB  roadster.  S/N GHN4U184915G. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 81,013 miles. Very thick overspray; some gaskets are now red. Some rust bubbles on #314-1991 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SUV. S/N SALHV124XMA474055. Black/tan. Odo: 96,851 miles. Original paint but with hail damage on almost every panel, including the vertical ones. Blackout trim is showing its age. The interior looks every bit of the miles covered. Dirty carpets. Leather good but with lots of cracks. Not much to brag about. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $5,406. Full retail or better before you count offfor the hail damage. Considering all the possible deductions for the condition, someone would owe you this Range Rover plus cash. Included in the glovebox was the usual (and expected) stack of receipts totalling more than the cost new of the vehicle. Don't be led to believe that makes it a good deal. 275 GTB/S Mareha #360-199I ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPUR II sedan. S/N SCAZNO2D8MCX34468. Red/white leather/tan piping. Odo: 63,914 miles. Good paint, excellent brightwork. Appears to have been at least partially repainted. Glass and trim are good. Piping to Ferrari Wiring Harness Ferrari 250 Also: Vintage Lamborghini Parts Stash Found in Italy! tel: 713-849-2400  90  www.reoriginals.com Special Ferrari Parts Now Available fax: 713-849-2401 seat worn on driver's side. Overcarpets made of original-style material. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $28,000. The red and white color combination here might seem a little more at home in the garage of an East or West Coast extrovert than at the home of a Midwestern executive. Color choices aside, this example appeared to be a well cared-for Spirit. It's worth that money, but only to a limited number of potential purchasers. #351-1996 BENTLEY TURBO sedan. S/N SCBZRI4CTCX57268. Dark gray/ Sports Car Market


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Branson Branson, MO black leather. Odo: 24,046 miles. Excellent paint and brightwork. Good-looking chrome wheels. Aftermarket tinted windows. Interior shows well with some light wear; has extracost leather headliner and door-panel wood inserts, full console. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $53,000. It's worth more, however I'm not surprised it didn't sell at auction. Mid1990s-vintage unsold examples are positively flooding eBay Motors. The earlier and cheaper examples seem to sell well there. The later and more expensive ones are probably best handsold. GERMAN #157-1955 BMW 501 sedan. S/N 8650. Dark blue/blue cloth. Odo: 39,712 kilometers. Some small chips and dings to paint, all could be repaired with an airbrush and paintless dent removal. Good brightwork. Older wide whitewalls that appear to have dry rot. Original interior is of a beautiful dark blue and cloth. Cloth and carpets must be replaced—so fragile as to break upon touch. Very complete, very original. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $26,500. The seller was the son of a car dealer who bought this car in the 1950s and put it away. Even though the price guides say this sale was well above retail, they're wrong. This car was a bargain. It would be a travesty to replace the interior with anything short of a professional reweave, restoration, or exact reproduction. #23-1972 PORSCHE 914 targa. S/N 4722918642. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 12,805 miles. Open the door and the original Kermit Green confronts you. Shiny black repaint of questionable quality. Chrome and trim is weak but complete. Targa top has been polished so much the original pebbled finish is almost flat. Original seats good; original carpets poor. Replacement Kenwood AM/FM cassette. Cracked dash. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $2,067. While very nice 914s have now become $10,000 cars, dogs like this are still barking at $3,000 and not getting a bark back. Sold cheap, and for many good reasons. #41-1975 PORSCHE 911S coupe. S/N 9115200415. Sierra Beige/black. Odo: 37,254 miles. Second owner, winner of numerous PCA Awards. Startlingly original appearance. The biggest flaw is the worn-through seat piping. Seller has complete records. Very nice—this is the most original older 911 I've seen in 5 years. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $27,772. This is the type of originality and quality not often found in older 911s, as somwhere along the way HYMIAN LTD. 4r21r=-  Classic Cars sales acquisitions consultation Refining your collection? Recent Sale: 1937 DelahaTe 135M Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet Best of Show, Pebble Beach HYMAN LTD. • 2310 CHAFFEE • ST. LOUIS, MO 63146 (314)524-6000 • SALES@HYMANLTD.COM • WWW.HYMANLTD.COM January 2005 91


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Branson Branson, MO shown. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $17,000. High bid was just a little bit light. With the evident needs, someone will have to spend some substantial money reconditioning this 500SL. Another $2k should have landed it here. #237-1998 PORSCHE BOXSTER convertible. S/N WPOCA2980WS621265. White/ gray leather. Odo: 39 miles. 5-sp. None too exciting in factory white with gray and more gray. Original paintwork still has plenty of life improvements are almost always made. Most price guides will tell you the owner paid $10k too much. I say right on the money. #202-1976 PORSCHE 911S targa. SIN 9116212014. Blue/tan vinyl. Odo: 38,273 miles. Owner states miles are original; twoowner car that has never been wrecked. Paint is quite nice. Most seals and gaskets remain soft and pliable; the exception is the windshield left in it. Top shows quite a bit of wear, has a few flubs and a few stains. Leather showing some wear on both seats, driver's side more so. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $21,995. A used-car-lot escapee. Pre-owned Porsche sells at marketcorrect pre-owned Porsche price. Ho-hum. ITALIAN gasket. Good brightwork. Interior looks good. I6-inch Fuchs wheels, luggage rack. AM/FM/ CD, a/c. Overall wear is similar to miles indicated. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $12,720. Hideous plastic doorguards have done their job—kept dings away—but at a price of making the car look goofr. Only managed a high bid of silk on the block, but was sold post block for this amount. With the low miles and two-owner history, it's worth the money. #238-1991 MERCEDES-BENZ 500SL hardtop coupe. S/N WDBFA66E5MF035325. Red/tan leather. Odo: 78,228 miles. Removable top. Very good paint appears to be mostly original. A few stone chips, including one that appears to have broken the passengerside headlight. Good gaps and alignment #166-1982 FERRARI 308 GTSI targa. S/N ZFFHAO2B000041477. Black/tan leather. Odo: 16,979 miles. Nice paint. Trim is decent with minor wear noted. No delamination to glass, Michelin TRX tires. Leather has plenty out for more than the high bid. Don V interpret that as this being a bargain in waiting. As a complete car, I doubt if it's worth a whole lot more than the high bid in any condition. #214-1930 FORD MODEL A sedan. SIN 2621122. Brown/black fenders/brown tweed. Odo: 3,816 miles. Very nice paintwork. Bodywork matches. Good chrome. Older restoration with some wear, still shows well. Fully redone interior, no wear noted. Seller has driven the car to lots of events and shows in seven years of ownership. A good drivercondition car. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $14,946. Even if you started with a relatively nice example, it would be tough to make one this nice for the $15k paid. Likeable car likeable price. #24-1931 CHEVROLET 5-window coupe. S/N 2AE61566. Burgundy/tan cloth. Odo: 69,934 miles. Fresh tires, new seat cover to rumble seat. Vendor states that color combination is original. Good older repaint. Chrome is weak. Largely original. Interior of cracks, could be a respray. Original carpets good. Good dash. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $28,090. Nothing to surprise here—a pretty nice 308 GTSi that brought retail. When searching for a 308, narrow your choices down to year and color preferences. There are plenty to choose .from, so get one with the best books and records. AMERICAN to hood and doors. Very large scratches in the windshield where a wiper edge got loose. Aftermarket tint to side and rear glass. Interior shows wear a bit more than normal for the miles 92  #337-1923 FORD MODEL T. S/N 1S9ST181942514011. Dark blue/tan vinyl. Odo: 179 miles. 350-ci V8, auto. Built in 2004 with a Spirit frame and body; titled as a 2004 Spirit. Mr. Roadster front disc brakes. Good paint, good brightwork. Has a definite kit-car look, with lots of odd oak pieces in the trunk and dashboard. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $7,200. I'm sure you could easily part this car is rough—needs new flooring for a start, but rubber bowtie pattern is very cool. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $11,500. It hard to make a compelling agrument for this car bringing any more at auction than this high bid. Not a lot of excitement in the styling department—just soso condition. No great history presented to fall back upon, either Sports Car Market


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Branson Branson, MO #50-1932 FORD DEUCE COUPE road- ster. S/N 1833872. Orange/tan leather. 350-ci V8, auto. Body made with doors lengthened two inches by Harwood. Very nice quality paint, brightwork is excellent. Build quality looks to have all been to a very high standard. Well-fitted top. Interior shows a little wear but is still top-notch. Well done. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $27,500. Despite the good build quality and the good looks of this roadster; it failed to sell. With a few exceptions, hot rods, unless they are of spectacular quality and from a name builder, remain a very tough sale at auction. #212-1938 CHEVROLET STREET ROD coupe. S/N 1315454. Viper yellow/yellow & black. Odo: 36,249 miles. 350-ci V8, auto. Two-owner car; owner bought car in 1967. A mix of old and new street rod. All-steel body. Paint is well applied: panels wavy underneath. Side exhaust. Remote opening doors, ps, pb, Vintage Air a/c, air shocks, AM/FM/CD player w/ 400-watt amp, CB radio. Chrome wheels with moon caps in back. The spring in the driver's door lock broke the day before the sale. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $22,500. The seller's reserve of $35k was much too high for the condition. The high bid was much more in line with market. #178-1941 BUICK SUPER 8 convertible. S/N 14220768. Black/red leather. Odo: 2,801 miles. 18, 3-sp. Older restoration. Paint has some light scratching but would most likely buff out. Excellent chrome, very good fit to top. Has twin spotlights, dual mirrors, fender skirts, radio, and heater. Interior is still quite nice with some light wear. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $54,060. Interior has another feature rarely seen—an evaporative style cooler Just add ice and a fan blows cooled air in your face, a neat period-correct aftermarket feature. Sale price is in line with current market. #232-1945 HUDSON pickup. S/N 3810263. Brown/tan. Odo: 4,830 miles. 16, 3-sp. Paint good, professionally applied but not perfect; some cracking on seams. Sides are wavy. Good chrome, rubber gaskets are dry and weak. Delamination to vent window glass. COCO MATS PALM  FIBRE Handcrafted floor mats for fine automobiles 100% updated • Rubber backed • 13 Colors Custom Sizes • Factory Direct •  ' • - • • • ; •  : • "...Awesome Cocomats Dude..." D. LeJune, Austin, TX 2001 BMW N45 800-461-3533 January 2005  www.cocomats.com 93


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Branson Branson, MO Truck bed floor is done in wood, not fresh but nice. Wire wheels have seen better days; spokes are rusty. Interior has been redone with leather seats and door panels. Hudson Crest steering wheel has cracked center. Has 1996 Meadowbrook Hall Crest on driver's door above mirror. The seller has placed it there to obscure a hole drilled for another type of mirror. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $21,000. Although titled as a 1945, the pickup was produced only for the 1946 and 1947 model years. The high bid should have been enough to get the job done. #156-1954 PACKARD CARIBBEAN convertible. S/N 54782377. White/red/white/ red vinyl. Odo: 53,142 miles. V8, auto. Older restoration but still looks good. Excellent paint save for some cracks near the hood scoop. Very of wind. Good chrome, wood in bed is painted black. Seats recovered in grey cloth. New tires on the ground but mounted spare is trash. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $3,604. You lose faith in any restoration where someone has gone to the trouble of taking a tire off the rim, repainting the rim and putting a bad tire back on. Price about right for this one, provided you just intend to enjoy it and aren't going to prep your truck for the moment when Fleetsides are going to be the featured model at Pebble Beach. Odo: 26,365 miles. 347-ci V8, auto. A very nice look. Excellent paint; very good chrome, gaskets, trim and glass. Very cool interior has reclining passenger seat with headrest. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $41,340. The Transcontinental was a one year option with just 1,894 built. The top-of-the-line Star Chief this is one very neat wagon. The headrest is of a cylindrical shape that extends across the entire passenger seatback. The very essence of a cool '50s station wagon. 1 liked the price as well—although high, it was good value for an exceptional piece. #312-1959 FORD SKYLINER retractable hardtop. S/N H9FW104765. Red/white/ red vinyl. Odo: 46,060 miles. V8. Good paint, though with some orange peel; possibly done right before auction. Chrome is weak. Has good chrome. Trim looks nice, but some shows age. Interior shows light wear. Not about to win a national show, but still too nice to replace. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $49,290. I'm a sucker for the 1956s, but this 1954 was a very honestappearing example. Bid price achieved was market-correct, but I think the Caribbeans are a little off their high ofjust a year ago. Perhaps it's that old supply-meets-demand thing. #167-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E54S002090. White/red. Odo: 181 miles. Auto. Excellent presentation. Excellent paintwork, well executed. Excellent chrome. New top could have a little better fit. A total nut-and-bolt restoration, done by an SCM great continental kit, possible 2-foot extension off of the rear panel. Older interior not in bad shape but ready for show. Plenty of problems. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $16,536. Quite cheap, even after counting down for the condition. If the top worked and no surprises were found, this one got out at a very likeable price. Well bought. #18-1962 CHEVROLET FLEETSIDE pickup. S/N 2C1445152297. Red/gray cloth. Odo: 71,099 miles. V8, auto. Every sign of a well-intentioned amateur restoration. Vendor says he is the second owner. Good paint. Some dings including a large dent on passenger side where the door blew into the fender in a gust subscriber who restores early Corvettes as his retirement profession. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $58,300. Way cheap; the buy of the weekend. Solid #2 cars typically bring $10k more, but this car was even better than that. The seller has two 1953s he is working on. He needs the room and let his loss be the buyer's gain. Well bought. #152-1957 PONTIAC STAR CHIEF SAFARI TRANSCONTINENTAL wagon. SN W757H10983. Brown/brown & white vinyl. 94  looks out of place. Dash gauge package just looks stupid. Wood steering wheel. Paperclip roll bar. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. Build quality and equipment are paramount in kit cars, be they old or new. I have no arguments with the build quality, but the dash on this thing is just plain hateful. High bid was not far off market. #221-1965 CORVAIR MONZA 110 convertible. S/N 105675L123305. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 35,058 miles. H6, auto. Arizona car; owner says he's had it for 19 years. Repaint Sports Car Market #131-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE split-window coupe. S/N 30837S116320. Sebring blue/black vinyl. Odo: 52,041 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-sp. Nice looking from a few feet away. Closer, shows lots of overspray, wornout gaskets, and a poor-quality repaint with poor preparation. Chrome is pitted in places, scratched in others. Bad carpets, cracked dash. Decent vinyl to seats. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $34,980. Well above market for the condition and equipment. I'd have to say that the seller was quite fortunate in this event. Had the car brought into the middle $20k range, I could have been mildly surprised. At this price, surprise turns to numbness. On the other hand, '63s have a cachet all their own, and cachet often turns into $$$ at the auction block. #193-1965 COBRA FACTORY 5 replica. S/N FFR3560K. White/blue stripes/black leather. Odo: 7,636 miles. 302-ci V-8, 5-sp. Tubular chassis, sidepipes, 5-point shoulder harness. Very good quality paintwork over good fiberglass. Late-model Ford engine sits well back in engine compartment and


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Branson Branson, MO appears to be of a recent ‘,intage, most chrome is good but some clouding to front bumper and dings to rear. Older top needs to be replaced. Good glass. Some rubber gaskets weak but good felts. Interior is a replacement in the correct style. No reserve. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $7,950. Going from math nerdmobile to a hipster ride is a long stretch, but it's here. The later Corvairs were much better cars than most think—easy to love and fun to drive. its really a lot of car for not very much money Well bought. #321-1965 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS hardtop coupe. S/N 166375A147558. Tan/ Saddle vinyl. Odo: 58,898 miles. 283-ci V8, shows well except for dings and discolored sill plates. Owner says car has won 7 of 7 shows entered. Nice presentation. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $11,000. The early Toronado is a true American icon, worthy of much more respect than currently offered or given. High auto. Good paint over wavy side panels; not enough prep time spent. Fair to good chrome. Trim is correct and good. Original vinyl seats show wear and cushions are flat. Just a car, but it appears to be an original SS. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $9,964. The market-correct price achieved here was a bit of a surprise to me. I would have counted this car for less until checking. The original SS status makes all the difference here. Good ones with desirable equipment can top the $20k mark. #251-1966 OLDSMOBILE TORONADO coupe. S/N 396876M518132. Gold/black vinyl. Odo: 94,740 miles. 425-ci V8, auto. Very nice paint, excellent chrome. Wheels have some scars; some weak trim, but nice. Interior recently polished. Excellent presentation. No exterior flaws noted. Excellent interior. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $22,260. The new owner got a very good buy on this handsome Charger It is possibly the only example of a Mopar with any kind of sportiness that has sold so far this year for less than retail. There's a few dollars left on the table for the owner to fix any unexpected repairs and still come out whole. #118-1968 PONTIAC GTO coupe. S/N 242378Z109918. Carousel Red/black. Odo: 119 miles. 400-ci V8, auto. Born as a GTO, now painted to look like a Judge with added stripes, hood tach and rear spoiler. Disc brakes, a/c, ps, tilt wheel, power driver's seat. bid was full retail. It's tough to imagine a scenario where the seller will get much more. #16-1968 DODGE CHARGER coupe. S/N XP29H8G6237129. Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 27,552 miles. 383-ci V8, auto. Added Six Pack. Bumble Bee stripes, Redline tires mounted on Magnum 500 wheels, factory ANUFM. Very nice paint. Chrome is excellent and stainless is 1961 Face! Facellia Cabriolet CHASSIS #C162 Incredibly original (1 owner since new) and excellent in every respect. '50 Jowett Jupiter RHD Fr-nrd rarvar mar haniral nuarhanl in '97 than naranarl and not moved til now. Needs fettling.  BB One Exports January 2005  enriryinf-R finality rP.Rtnratirm almost cnmnIptn on one owner excellent original car, needs finishing. Raymond Milo, le Patron  By Appointment Only Please  8375 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles. CA  bbone@dslextreme.com  323.656.7483 90069 cell 323.864.0999 fax 323.654.8788 95


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Branson Branson, MO #319-1968 FORD GT TORINO coupe. S/N 8K44F146599. White/red vinyl. Odo: 4,003 miles. 302-ci V8, auto. Cold factory a/c, ps, pb, replacement AM/FM cassette. Nice repaint. Chrome and brightwork is mostly good but and Continentals already bring a premium in comparison. It wasn't the nicest example, but most of the sins were of the easily fixed variety Well bought. #170-1969 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 429 fastback. S/N 9F02Z150410. White/black. Boss 429, auto. Fiberglass hood, bumper, and decklid. Very fresh restoration. Decent paint, chrome, and argent trim. Plexi-glide windows, Excellent paint. Most chrome is good or better. Some dings noted. Very clean underhood. Well detailed but not perfect. Clean interior shows well. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,490. Carousel Red is also known as Hugger Orange. Original color was a silver blue, this real-but-not-quite GTO had lots of visual appeal, but not as much for the long-term investor Put this one in the good buy column. Just be prepared to answer all the questions asked with a yes, but... #252-1968 FORD FAIRLANE 500 GT fastback. S/N 8K35Y100440. Red/red. Odo: 87,305 miles. 390-ci V8, heavy-duty C-6 auto. Very nice. Better-than-new paint. Excellent chronic: looks like all the brightwork has not show-quality. Aftennarket tinted glass not to my taste. Great dash, original interior. Seats flat but covering still good. Class III towing hitch. Goodyear Eagle GT raised-white-letter tires on GT wheels. Not a bad look, but not correct. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,586. Cheap money for a car that has some style and flair, yet might serve as good backup transportation for someoneS daily driver Nothing exotic here, just a handsome body style with adequate V8 power #107-1968 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL convertible. S/N YM27K8C102911. White/ green leather. Odo: 50,466 miles. 400-ci V8, auto. Older paint has some sharp edges with surface rust. Chrome is pitted and scratched in places. Gaskets and felts showing their age. Pro-trac tires to front, Goodyear racing slicks to rear. Hadden & Gorman (Dallas, Texas) history. Lots of money has recently been spent to bring this car back to its glory days. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $300,000. High bid sounded more than fair to me; word has it that it has been consigned to this month S Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction at no reserve. #205-1969 FORD MUSTANG fastback coupe. S/N 9F02H127192. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 65,212 miles. 351-ci V-8, auto. Styled steel wheels, pb, ps. Shiny black paint has the wet look but not the well-done look. Wavy sides. Most chrome is tired; some has light scratching. Window surrounds are pitted in places; hood lip chrome is dinged. Raised- been recently polished. Gaskets appear new. Excellent glass. Rear spoiler. Magnum 500 wheels, factory hood scoop with built-in turn signal indicatiors. Very nice interior is original except carpets. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $13,356. Think about this: These cars would bring lots more if the grille had a bowtie instead of blue ovals adorning them. Here S one of the few affordable muscle cars left. Leather has light cracks but still looks good. A few too many cheap parts-store add-ons, such as deer warning whistles and curb feelers. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $9,646. 1968 was the final year for the Imperial Crown Convertible. I'll make an argument here that these cars are worth substantially more than the market currently gives them. The comparable Cadillacs Carbon Fiber For Ferrari, Porsche Carbon Fiber Parts for Modern Ferraris including 360 355 348 328 308 Replace those plastic interior parts in your Boxster, 996 and Gallardo! Complete carbon fiber interiors available for the 348, 355, 360, P986, P996 and Gallardo www.macarbon.com p 355/360 Fl Paddles  a. Call 650.520.4822 sales@macarbon.com Trade discounts available  de 355 Carbon Center Console Latest product: Fix your F355's sticky, bubbly center console with our carbon panel kit. Sports Car Market ACARBON white-letter General XP2000 radials are no help. Seats look good, carpets appear to be of recent vintage. Steering wheel is cracked. Dash complete, but not fresh. Replacement hard plastic dash pad; aftermarket AM/FM cassette with boombox speakers in the rear. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $11,342. With all that said, its still worth the high bid. The buyer is thinking of turning it into a Shelby clone. Mach I badging in the interior might be an indicator that the car started life as more than a base coupe. There has been a lot of movement in the '69'70 Mustangs recently Finding a decent one for this kind of money is getting tougher #378-1974 CADILLAC COUPE DE VILLE. S/N 6D47R4Q240805. White/red vinyl. Odo: 41,696 miles. 472-ci V8, auto


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Power everything, pw, pb, AM/FM, cruise. Classic grille, continental kit; a/c has been changed out to R-134 refrigerant. Nice paint, huge added vinyl roof is okay but starting to age. Good chrome. Interior vinyl was redone when new in nice but very bright red vinyl with white piping. In good shape. A mild custom, more for the country club set. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $5,194. With all the personalization present, the seller did well. This car had all the appearance of being babied and well loved through its entire 30-year existence. #126-1976 FORD THUNDERBIRD coupe. S/N 6Y87A129700. Red/white leather. Odo: 56,181 miles. 460-ci V8, auto. Very nice survivor car. Very good original paint. Chrome also very good except for some pitting in one Online sales of recent production cars. 2004 PORSCHE 911 GT3 Fresh Meat not horrible but shows wear throughout. Full console with floor shift. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $2,332. No hope here, not even from Ricardo. The Corinthian leather; i fit ever had it, is gone, replaced by poorly fitted. cheap vinyl. Save the good T-top glass for a nicer example and throw the rest in the shredder #322-1979 BUICK LESABRE LIMITED LANDAU coupe. S/N 4P37X9X113959. Bronze/tan vinyl. Odo: 94,312 miles. V8, auto. Most paint appears to be original. Good chrome, glass, and trim. Appears to have been garaged. Original interior shows wear but still Date sold: 9/28/04 Sale location: eBay Motors #2491455000 Details: 1,200 miles, ceramic composite brakes, dual electric sport seats, red instrument dials, full leather, and xenon lights. Sale result: Sold at $97,500, 1 bid Seller's feedback: 22 Buyer's feedback: 66 MSRP: $124,695 Other current offering: Bentley Gold Coast; www.bentleygoldcoast.com ; Woodbury, NY; asking $104,995 for a 4,102-mile car. 2004 BMW 645i CONVERTIBLE hubcap. Excellent leather. Original shag carpet has been shampooed too many times. Good dash. Added-on 8-track is a nice touch. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $5,936. There is a lot of use left in this luxo-boat from the era where cars just weren't so good. Ifyou can put up with the poor gas mileage and find a good one like this with low miles, it might just turn out to be a good investment. #362-1976 FORD BRONCO. S/N U15 GLC28830. Light yellow/green/white /black. Odo: 58,003 miles. 302-ci V8, auto. Two-door. Bad paint over lots of bubbly bodywork. Front bumper is brand-new. Older soft top is good but not great. Seats show lots of quite good. Usual power equipment; AM/FM. Your basic-fare 1970s survivor car, still with the annoying buzzer to remind you that you left your keys in the ignition. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $3,233. Big and relatively safe even without airbags, and perhaps getting old enough to be something of a novelty It 's hard to argue price when your repair bills on a contemporary car can cost as much as the full price paid here. #188-1992 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ZR-lcoupe. S/N I G I YZ23J9N5800470. White/ white leather. 6-sp. Loaded with options, power everything. Largely original paint holding up well. Rubber gaskets cracking in places; black- Date sold: 10/4/04 Sale location: eBay Motors #2491791701 Details: 9,000 miles, SMG, keyless entry, parktronic, xenon lights and burled walnut trim. Sale result: Sold at $70,100, 22 bids Seller's feedback: 144 Buyer's feedback: 22 MSRP: $76,900 Other current offering: Fox Valley Motorcars; www.foxvalleymotorcars.com; W. Chicago, IL; asking $78,900 for a 3,995-mile car. 2004 PORSCHE CAYENNE TURBO wear. Poor dash and carpets. Cond: 5+, SOLD AT $6,890. Broncos seem to have more lives than a cat. They are simple to operate and simple to keep. That said, this Bronco is close to needing a body transplant, as every panel seems to have been bitten by the tinworrn. Still good for farm use. Perhaps an aspiring welder could save what's left by adding more. #301-1979 CHRYSLER CORDOBA Ttop coupe. S/N SS22G9R 133441. Cream/tan vinyl. Odo: 54,122 miles. 360-ci V8, auto. Not too nice in any way. Weak paint, scratched chrome, peeling vinyl top. Lots of repaint work. Tires are mixed brands front to rear. Interior is January 2005  out trim losing its black. Driver's seat leather shows lots of wear; outside bolster is rough. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $15,635. About as beatup as I have seen a ZR- I at auction. Looks as ([someone actually used their ZR- I instead of keeping it for investment. The new owner won't have to worry about putting a few dozen (or a few thousand) more miles on this one—the depreciation curve is just about at bottom. Cheap and a lot offun for the money.* Date sold: 10/4/04 Sale location: eBay Motors #2491701621 Details: 13,310 miles, nay system, local car traded in on a Subaru. Sale result: Sold at $70,001, 2 bids Seller's feedback: 13 Buyer's feedback: 5 MSRP: $89,665 Other current offering: Jim Ellis Porsche; Atlanta, GA; wwwjimellisporsche.com ; asking $92,900 for a 1,800-mile car.• 97


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      Price Guide Italian Cars T 850 TC 2+2  ALFA ROMEO RI, Norm./Turismo  RI Sport/S. Sport  RL Targa Florio  6(1500 Norm,  6C 1500 Sport  rk 1500 SS S'charged  rt 1750 Turismo  6C 1750 Gron Tur.  6C 1750 GS SC 2+2  6C 1750 GS SC Zag.  6( 1750 GS Touring  he values below reflect a retail buying and selling range for cars in very good to near excellent condition-significantly above a "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 by sales activity, primarily in the United States, as well as conversations with Price Range lax z 101 1600 Spi. Vel. 207A Buono Spider  legato 750 DO Bbl  Record Monza  57  58-61  59-62  62-66  22-25  25-26  23-24  27-29  28  29-33  30-32  30-33  30-33  30-33  8(2330 sh. chassis "MM"  0(2300 "Monza"  Tipo B Monoposto (P3)  Tips C Monoposto (8C-35)  6(2300 Saloon Coachwk.  6(2300 Sp. Coochwk.  6(2300 Mille Mig,  8( 2900 short chassis  8( 2900 long chassis  31-34  31-34  31-34  31-34  32-34  35-36  34-39  34-39  38-39  36-38  36-38  12 n/a n/0 (Add $15,000 for correct twin-cam en gine. 850cc twin-corn corn Bia!hero $706-590k.) a 1,702 929 4 1,058 inc. inc 2259 inc. inc. inc. inc. 130 12 $100,000  515,000  $20,000  5150,000 522500 530000 $11,500 10/99 8/98 models, $381-5596, 1000h in58,000  540,1n)  560,000  5275000  $50,000  $95,000  5200,000  560,000  $75,000  $150.000  $350,000  5900,000  550,000 575,000 $325,000 565,000 5115,000 5245,000 570,000 $90,000 $185,000 5400,000 315, 000 (Deduct up to $100,000 for non-matchin g engines on previous two categories.) 0(2330 long chassis  "Le Mans" Team Cars  20' 26 15 6 1,606 inc. int 17 27 6(2500 Cab. (Coachblt.)  6( 2500 SS (Coachblt.)  6(2500 Free. D'Oro  6(2500 Villa D'Este  1900 5 Window Cpe.  1900M 4WD  19003 Window (pe.  1900 Cabdolet  1900 Zogato (SSZ)  2000 Spider  2600 Spider  2600 Sprint  2600 Sprint Za gato  750 Sprint Normale  750 Spider Normale  750 Spider Veloce  39-43  39-40  39-53  46-53  46-50  49-53  51-54  51-53  55-58  52  50 - 100 10" 50' 383 680 250 949 1,949 854 91 55-57  58-62  62-65  62-66  65-67  54-59  55-59  56-59  750 Sprint (Lighlwt.)  750 SS (Low-nose)  101 1300 Spi. Norm.  101 1300 Spi. Veloce  101 1300 Spat. Norm.  101 1300 Spot. Vel.  101 1300 Spot. Spec.  50-1  SZ-2  Ti-1  11-2  56-59  56-57  57-58  59-62  59-62  59-62  59-62  58-62  60-61  61-62  63-64  64-65  62-65  28" 3,443 2,255 6,999 105 7,000' 7,000' 2,300' 1,100' 100* 100' $1,250,000  $1,900,000  52500,000  51,400,000  52,000,000  $32,500  585,000  $250,000  $3,750,000  $3,250,000  5115,000 $150000 S110,008 $115 000 $40,000 5150 003 545,000 510,000 545,000 $50,000 $140 000 515,00 518,000 $1,500 530,000 511,000 511,000 $22,500 7,800' 500" 17,000' 1,900' 1,366 169 44 101 12 9,250  $20,000  $45,000  $32,500  511,000  516,000  510,000  S15,000  520,000  $65,000  575,000  5175.000  $14,000  51,100.000 $1.700,000 52,300,000 S3,300,000 52,000.000 53,000,000 $37,500 5105,000 5300,000 2/02 6/01 5/00 2/96 12/01 56 000,000 11/99 S3,500,000 (2,594 6( 2500 chassis of all types were built. Numbers below are included in that fi gure) 6C 2500 SS ((oachblt.)  6C 2500 SS (orsa  5150.000 5200,000 S125.000 $150,000 550,000 5175.000 560,000 515,000 $55,000 $60,000 5175000 $22,500 525,000 $10,000 S45,000 514,0 515.000 530,000 (Add 50% for 56-57 Veloces due to eli gibility for prestigious tint g  events.) 750 Sprint Veloce  530,000 $55,000 S40,000 $16,000 $22500 516,000 $25,000 $25,000 $85,000 595.000 5210.000 51,000 000  S1,250,000 (Note: TZs and Sit are easy to fake; prices are for authentic cars with paperwork.) 101 1600 Spi. Norm  98  S20,000 4/99 5/01 12/95 2/95 10/00 6/04 101 1600 Sprit. Norm. 101 1600 Spi. Spec, Giulia Sprint GT Giulia Sprint CT Vol. Giulia GTC Giulio TI Super Giulio Super 4R lagato 1600 GTA Stradale 1600 GTA Corso 1/02 3/00 6/02 1300 CIA Jr. Shad. 1300 CIA Jr. Corse 1750 GTAM 64-65 62-64 63-.66 63-65 66-68 64-66 63-64 65-72 66-68 65-67 65-67 68-71 68-71 68-72 Tr 33 SC 12 (S'charged) Duos 1750 Spider (Re/toil.) GTV 1750 1300 Junior legato 1600 Junior log& Montreal 67-69  67-69 69-72 75 77 66-67 68-69 69 68-72 72-75 72-75 69-74 70-74 70-74 75-81 75-79 1,091 7,107 1,400 21542 14,240 1,000 501 124,590 92 560 inc. 447 inc. 40 18 30 20 12 2 $18,000  $10,000 $18,000 57,500 $8,500 512,000 SI 5,000 58,000 S30,000 550.000 $55,000 $30,000 535,000 $75103 15,047 inc. 44265 1108 402 3,925 (Deduct $2,500 if not properly state and federal certified.) Berlina 1750/2000 GTV 1750/2000 Spider 1750/2000 Spider 2000 Alfeito Sedan 37,459 n/a n/a n/a (Automatic trans, deduct $soo ) Allelic] GT (US) Spider 2 000 GTV-6 1779-6 Balocco GTV-6 9/94 1/04 9/98 4/02 5/03 619-6 Maratono 619-6 Twin Turbo Spider 2000 Milano (Automatic trans, deduct $1,000.) Milano Verde Spider 2000 legato ES-30 164/1641 1645 4/03 75-79 8244 81-83 82 84-86 84 85 85-86 87-89 87-89 87-90 90-92 91-95 91-95 Spider 2000 (tom. ed.) (Automatic trans, deduct $1,500.) BIZZARRINI 5300 GT and Strada DE 1098650 Wieling° Mangusta Pantera Printer° 01/1., GTS 11/00 2/99 10/99 2/01 (Add $3,500 for true 615.) FERRARI 166 Spyder (orsa 166 MM Berlinetto 166 MM Barchetto 166 Inter 1967 67-71 71-74 75-89 47-48 48-50 48-50 48-51 50' 400' 5,629 3,500` $90,000  $65,000 $28.000 524,000 $27,000 5500,000  12 25 38 $1,100,000  $1,100,000  $150,000 500,000 $35,000 537,500 537,500 S1,200,000 $1,400,000 $1,600,000 295,000 91-92 93 13,715 n/a n/a 350 n/a n/a n/o n/o n/a n/o n/o 1,020 n/a We n/o n/a $2,580 $3,000 53,000 $4,000 $4,500 $5,500 $13,500 $4.000 S2,500 $1,500 $4,500 $27,000 53,5aD 57,500 [94295 only, 4-cam 1641, IS odd 54,000.15 only, 1640, odd $7,000.) Spider 2000 S8,000 59,500 54,000 $5,500 $4,000 $5,000 $7,500 $7,000 $15,000 $6,000 54 000 $1,000 $7,500 S30,000 $6500 S10, 000 S10,000 S12,000 $600,000 $350,000 $300,000 $300,000 $250,000 $10,000 $9,000 58,000 $18, 000 S20,000 $14,000 $2,000 $9,000 55,000 $5,000 $2,000 $25,000 $18,000 $25,000 $12,000 $14,000 $16,500 $20,000 S10.000 $35,000 $60,000 $80,000 $35,000 545.000 595,000 (Note: CIA prices are especiall y affected b y originality, completeness and history IT 33/2 Stradale  TT 33/2(2 liter) IT 33/3)3 liter) 11 33 12-cylinder S725,000 5450,000 5350,000 $400,000 5275,000 $16,000 $12,500 $10,000 S22,500 S24,000 516,000 53,500 $13,000 $8,000 $7,500 $3,000 195 Inter  8/01 1/99 340 America Closed  340 America Open  340 Mexico  342 America Berlinena  342 Amer. Cab.  212 Export (Closed)  212 Export (Open)  212 Touring Borchelt  212 Inter  225 Sport  11/95 2/97 7/03 6183 6/00 5/94 12/02 9/02 11/97 8/95 166 MM Bed. S2  166 MM Spyder S2  250 Mille Miglia Spy.  250 MM Berlinetta  340 Mille Miglia  500 Mondial  375 Mille Miglia Spy.  375 MM Bedlam°  250 Europa Series 1  375 America  375 MM+  250 Monza  750 Monza  250 Europa Series II  410 Sport Spyder/Cpe.  860 Monza  500 TR  410 Superamerica  25061 Boano/Elle.  25061 Tour de Fr.  xxl 50-52  51  51  52  52-53  52-53  51-52  51-52  51-52  51-52  52  52-53  52-53  52-53  52-53  53  53-54  53-54  53-54  53-54  53-54  54  54  54-55  54-55  55  55-56  56  56-59  56-58  56-59  19 12 13 4 3 3 9 8 7 84 21 4 9 13 16 9 33 16 7 18 12 6 4 33 34 4 2 17 37 130 77 500 TRC  250 Testa Rosso (all)  25061 PP Cab, So. I  250 GT PF Cob Srs. II  250177 Cal. Spy. LWB  'Alloy-bodied  25061 Cal. Spy. SWB  'Alloy-bodied  25061 Int. Berl.  250 Pininfarina Coupe  250 CT SWB (steel)  "Alloy-bodied wino stories  'SEEK variant  400 Superamerica  250 GTE 2+2  250 GTO  250 GTL Lusso  330 186 Bedirtetto  330 America  330 GT 2+2  250186 (no stories)  500 Superfast  275 61E1/2 SN  275 Greg SN  6/99 4/96 215618/C  275618/4  (Add $200,000 for alloy body.) 275518/4 NART Spy.  275 GTB/C Le Mans  275615  57  56-61  57-59  59-62  57-60  60-63  59  59-62  60-62  61  60-64  60-63  62-64  62-64  63  63  63-68  64-65  64-66  64-64  65  6$  8 inc. 5 inc. 20 34 40 at 52011000  5350,000  5400,000  SI 200.000  S250,000  5400,000  $200,000  5300 000  51.000.000  $225,000  $750,000  5850,000  51 000,000  $1,200,000  51,200,000  51,800000  5600,000  53,250 000  $2,750,000  5225,000  $350.000  $4.000.000  S1,700,000  $650,000  $300,000  S2.000,000  51.6001100  S700,000  5375,000  $90,000  5950.000  200 42 9 51 3 7 350 122 inc. 23 45 955 39 350 4 50 1,080 32 36 450 11 3 S1,000,000  51500,000  51,200,000  $5,000,000  S550,000  5175,000  5295,000 51000,000 12:01 5550,000 51.400,000 5375,000 $750,000 $295,000 S350,CO3 51,200,000 $300,000 $950,000 $1,000,000 51,300.000 51,500.000 $1,500,000 $2,250,000 $1,500,000 54.000,000 53,250,000 5300.000 5750.000 55,000,000 $2,700,000 $850,000 $475,000 53,000,000 $2,000,000 5900,000 5500,000 5180,000 S1,200,000 (Early Pininforina-bodied "roundtair TdFs [56] will command o premium.) '14 louvre romp. car  "legato-bodied  $1,700,000 51,150200 $1,500,000 57,000,000 5750,000 5245,000 Si 100,000  $1,400.000  $1,800,000  $2500,000  5600,000  555,000  $950,000  51,800,000  52,500,000  $325,000  532,500  57500,000  $200,000  55 000,000  $35,000  $30,000  $2,500.000  $300,1.100  $200,000  65-66  66  66-68  67-68  200 12 280 10 52,500,000  $145,000  S1,200,000  5350,000  51,700 000  51,400 00  $1.600,000 52,200,000 53,000 000 5900 0 0  590.000 51,250 000 $2,750,000 S3,000,000 5450,000 $50,000 59,000,000 $350,000 $7,000,000 547500 545,000 $3,500,000 5400,000 5225,0 0  (Add $25,000 for lon gnose, barb (orbs, or far allo y body, $5,000 for outside filler op.) 5900,000  5200,000 $1,400,000 5450,000 52,000,000 Sports Car Market 11/03 8/96 11/01 owners, dealers and coil determinants of value. tached." An automobile priced, nor is one priced ectors. Condition and history are the ultimate Prices below assume cars with "no stories atpriced above our guide is not necessarily overbelow automatically a bargain.* Price Range Price Range 3 '6 g . 2/00 10/04 12/00 3/98 6/02 12/97 12/96 5/01 3/04 11/02 6/01] 11/01 12/98 4/04 4/95 1/00 10/03 10/00 9/97 6/04 12/95 $1,100000 10/02 55,000.000 11/04 9/04 8/04


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Price Guide cr. m 3 o -o Price Range ij 330 GTC 330 US 365 Calif. Spyder 206 GT Dino 365 GTC 365 GT 2+2 365 618/4 Daytona Cpe. 365 613 365 GTB/4C (Fed. Daytona Camp.) Non-factory Camp. Day. 365 615/4 Daytona Spy. 365 GTC/4 24661 'Dino Cpe. 246 VS Spyder 365 GT4 BB Boxer 308 614 2+2 338618 (fiberglass) (Add $5,000 for dry sump.) 308 GTB (steel) 300615 51288 Boxer 4002+2 carbureted 66-68 66-68 66-67 67-68 68-70 68-71 68-73 69 71-73 71-73 72-73 71-72 69-74 72-74 (Add $7500 far "chairs and flares') 365 614 2+2 72-76 74-76 74-79 75-77 75-79 77-79 76-81 76-80 (Add $2,500 for 400/400i with manual shift.) 512 BB LA1 3886080 308 6151 4001 Mondial 8 Coupe 512 BBi Boxer 308 GTBi OV 308 GT5i OV Mondial Coupe 09 Mondial Cob, 09 288 GTO Testarosso Testorossa 412 Mondial 32 Coupe Mondial 3.2 Cab. 328 GTB 328 GTS 940 328 GTS Mondial 't' Coupe Mondial '1 Cob. 340 tb 348 to 51218 456 GT Manual 348 Spider F512 M F355 / 355 Bedinetta 9355 GTS 9355 Spider F50 45631 Automatic 550 Maranello 355 Serie Fiorano 360 Modena 360 Modena Spyder 360 Modena Challenge 550 Berthed° Pininfarina Enzo 79-80 80-82 80-82 80-84 81-82 82-84 83-85 83-85 83-85 83-85 84-85 85-875 87.5-91 85-89 86-118 86-88 86-89 86-88 88-91 89 89 89-91 91 90-92 91-95 92- 93-95 94-96 95-99 95-99 95-99 95-97 96-03 96-01 99-99 9999-99-CO-03-- 600  100  14  144  150  BOO  1,273  20  15 (int)  5 (inc)  124  500  2,609  1,274  470 387  2,826  712  2,089  3,218  929  502  25 494 1,743 1308 708 1,007 748 3,042 1848 629 272 7,200 inc. 576 987 810 1,345 6,068 1,315 inc. 840 1,010 2,895 4,230 2,280 1,417" 1,090 500 2,855" 1,455" 1,440" 349 212" 225** 225** 104 n/a n/a ca 349 $85,000 5225,000 5475,000 $65,000 $110,000 550,000 $125,000 5275,000 $1,100,000 $800,000 $300,000 $55,000 $45,000 $70,000 $15,000 $65,000 $18,000 $30,000 $25,080 $25,080 $55,000 $18,500 $425,000 $22,500 $22,500 $18,000 $15,000 560,000 $28,000 $28,000 $20,000 525,000 $40,000 $50,000 530,000 $28,000 530,000 535,000 535,000 5275,000 $40,000 $32,500 $35,000 545,000 550,000 $80,000 575,000 $60,000 5155,000 565,000 $75,000 595,000 5145,000 $275,000 $600,088 5100,000 $145,000 $65,000 $145,000 5350,000 $1,500,01X1 $1,200,000 5375,000 S75,000 570,000 $95,000 525,000 585 .000 522,500 540,000 530,000 S32,500 572,500 $24,000 5525,000 $27,500 527,500 $22,500 $20,000 580,000 $30,000 532,500 $24,000 530,000 $250,000 5300,000 550,000 $70,000 535,000 532,000 $37,000 $45,000 550,000 5375,000 560,000 $40,000 $47,500 555,000 $60,000 590,000 $95,000 570,000 5170,000 $75,000 $90,000 5115,000 $675,000 $775,000 $75,000 S115,000 575,000 5125,000 $215,000 $85,000 $250,000 $95,000 5165,000 5105,000 5150,000 5235,000 5110,000 $275,000 $1,100,000 $1,200,000 'Concerning 'sot-cars': non-factory, non-NART Spyder conversions are valued primarily by the quality of the conversions workmanship. In today's market, rarely is a sat-con valued more than the coupe it is derived from. "Build numbers through 1996. 312 "Spaghetti Exhaust"  70-80 312 13 & T series  Turbocharged  Front-engined 96 (Dinos)  Formula One Cars 605  12 68-70  81-88  40' 36' 6' 5800,000 $1,000,000 $450,000 5600,000 5225,000 $275,036 Ferrari Sports Prototype Racers 57-60  (Includes 196, 206, 246, 296S without stories.) .1011001y 2005 $2,750,000 53,750,000 4/01  Rear-engined 86 & 88 Dino racers 61-67  63-67  25' (Indudes 166, 196, 246, 286, 268 SPs without stories.) Rear-engined 912 racers  22' 11/03 5/00  2/96  9/01 12/03 1/02 5/03 BV (body by Penni) Body by Zagato (28) Show Cars/Other Coochwk. 1100/1200 TV Rdstr. 1200/1500 Rdstr. Fiat Dino Spider Fiat Dino Coupe 850 Spider 9/02 11/98 124/2000 Spider 61/9 INTERNIECCANICA (Italia) Italia Coupe Italia Convertible ISO 1/04 6/03 2/97 1)03 5)99 7/04 Rivolta Coupe Crib o Lele  57-58 59-67 66-72 66-72 67-74 68-85 74-90 67-72 67-72 63-70 65-74 69-74  53-55  114 total int. ins. n/a n/a n/o n/o n/a nil] n/a 500 ins. 799 412 317 Price Range " A $1,450,000 $1,850,000 $4,000,080 $9,500,000 (includes 2509,2759, 330P, 33092, 27592, 3659, 33093, 36592/3, 330 94,330 93/4 [4129] without stories.) $13,08)  5225,000  5125,000  $9,0100 57,500 $20,000 $10,500 54,500 $4,000 $1,500 $16,000 $20,000 $15,000 $45,000 5175,000 $350,000 $160,000  515,000 $9,000 $25,000 $15,000 $6,500 55,500 $2,500 518,500 528,000 $20,000 $65,000 (Add: $7,000 for 427 engine, $2,500 for long-nose model. Deduct: $2,500 for 351 ci. ) 510,13:10  $13,500 LANIBORGHINI 350 CT 400 GT 2+2 Miura 9400 4005 10/00 400SV Espada !dere (400 CT version) '5' version 7/02 5/04 5/02 10/01 Jerome (both versions) (Add $5,000 for "5") Urrato 9250 9200 9300 3/02 8/02 2/01 2/03 9/00 Countach L9400 LP 400 S LP 5000 S LP 500008 Anniversary Silhouette Jalpa 9350 10002 (Americo version add $12,500.) Diablo Diablo VI' Diablo Diablo VT Roadster 5/98 9/03 12/02  4/03  (Used cars only, luxury taxes paid.) LANCIA B200T (p 51-5 51-58 2,697  6th series  2/04  3/03  424 535,000 $22,500  547,500  (51,2&3 were all ROD. Additions: $1,000 Nardi steering wheel; $1,500 Nardi floor shift; $5,000 Nardi curb kit $2,500 period &baste sunroof; $7,500 Bodoni wires.) (Note: 51,283 820 coupes are valued higher in Europe than 54,586 due to their racing $330,000 history. Also, contemporary reproductions such as wire wheels and Nardi wheels add more value in the U.S. than in Europe, where originality is prized.) 824 Spider America  824 Convertible  54-55  55-59  59-68  240' 521 611 2+2 Touring Coupe  Flaminio Convertible 2.51  Flaminio Sport legato  59-68  59-63  1,718 300 848 205 595,000  $75,000  510,000  $10,000  $16016  $50,800  5120,000 (*Factory number, but probably optimistic, and includes approx. 20 cars in the hold of the Andrea Doria.) $95,000 (Additions: $5,000 Nardi carb kit; $2,500 factory hardtop; $5,000 Borrani wires.) Flaminia GT Touring  514.000 $12.000 $22,000 $80,000 9/04 10/02 3/97 6/96 (Four variations: Covered headlight 251; open headlight 2.51; double bubble sport w/2.81; super sport w/chopped tail. Additions for all Flaminias: 55,000 for added triple Weber (orbs, $4,000 for original 2.81, 3C model.) Fulvia GT 1.2/1.3 HF  65-68  1,317  510,068  $14,000 4/02 99 8/99 MT-4 Mille Miglia  160061  48-56  58-61  72  128  $200,000  565,000  $275,000  585,000  8/02 12/02 (1600 GT price isle, legato Berlinetto. Deduct $30k for Fissore body, S40-$60k for Boneschi 604-1 3008C  (Deduct 55k for Fiat 1100 engine.) Daina Cabriolet  49-52  51-55  52-55  52-55  70 80  20' 90' $28,0110  (Additions: 55k for Grand Sport [twin Webers], $7,500 for alloy body.) 208 Coupe (Farina & Balboa)  2065 America Rdstr.  $125,000  $185,000  STANGUELLINI 1100  555,088 $225,000 5250,000 (Correct 89 engines are difficult to find. Deduct 40 9/o for interred type or no engine. Add 25% for significant, documented history.) 47-56  60 $40,000  S1 25,000 (Price for OHC or DOHC Fiat engines. Deduct 510k for pushrod engine. Deduct 510k for 750 engine.). 90-93 94-95 96 96-97 n/a n/o n/a 5100,000 5125,000 $135,000 $150,000 5120,000 5145,000 5150,000 5175,000 6/03 64-66 66-68 66-69 69-71 71-72 68-78 68-69 1968 70-76 72-76 75-77 75-79 74-76 76-82 82-85 85-88 89 76-78 82-88 87-90 143 244 465 138 150 1,223 129 102 327 525 66 198 149 235 323 610 68 52 410 300 560,000 545,000 $55,000 590,000 5100,000 575,000 585,000 5130,000 $150,000 5225,000 525,000 $24,000 $30,1100 $17,500 535,000 $38,000 $445,000 $30,000 $13,000 $12,000 $25,000 $60,000 $50,1100 $50,000 $60,000 $80,000 $25,000 $22,000 $50,000 $22,500 $20,000 $35,000 585,000 $70,000 $70,000 $85,000 $90,000 $440,000 35,000 $3 $65,000 6/00 2/01 5/02 10/03 1/03 4/03 10/99 4/98 (Correct 89 engines are difficult to find. Deduct 40% for incorrect type or no engine. Add 25 9/o for significant, documented history.) Fulvia 61 1.6 HF Fulvio GT legato Strides 661500 (60 PF coupes, 1 legato) A66C5/668CM A6GCS/53 66654/6662000 Allemano Coe. Frua Spyder legato Coupe 10/01 8/99 12/02 6/01 150S 2005, Si 3005 4505 69-76 67-76 74-76 46-50 47-53 51-53 54-57 54-57 54-57 54-57 3500 GT, GTi 350861 Vignale Spyder (Also 6 Frua Coupes, 1 Zonate Spider built.) 55-57 55-58 55-58 56-58 57-65 59-64 (3500 add $55,000 for wires, $3,500 for 5-sp.) 500081 Allemano Cpe.  500001 Special Bodies  59-64  59-64  Birdcage Tipo T 60/61 1. eng. Birdcage Tipo 63/64 r. erg. Sebring Coupe SI Sebring Coupe SII Ouattroporte I Mistral Coupe Mistral Spider Mexico 4.2 Ghibli Coupe SS 4.9L Ghihli Spider 4.71 Ghibli SS Spider 491 Indy Bora  11/04 3/00 1/02 Merak (hamsin Merak SS Kyalami Ouattroporte II Biterbo Coupe Beurbo Spider Biturbo Spider (lei.) 228  430  GS Bialbero (750a)  Barchetta Bialbero (750cc)  59-61 60-61 62-65 65-66 63-69 64-70 64-69 65-68 16 52 21 12 20 24 30" 28 10 1,991 227 32 inc. $350,888  $350,000  see below $100,000  $250,080  $350,000  $400,000 5500,000 $1,800,000 52,800,000 $27,500 $50,000 S150,000  $275,000  (Coachwork by Touring, Micheletti, Frua, Pinin Farina, Ohio, Bertone) 22 6 346 98 679 828 120 250 (Add 52,000 for 4.7 version.) Ghibli Coupe 4.71 67-70 70-73 69-71 71-72 69-74 (Add $2,000 for 4.71 or 4.91 engine.) 71-80  72-76 74-80 76-80 77-82 79-86 84-87 8648 89 (Bnurbos deduct 52,000 for automatic.) 89-90 89-90 54-56  63-69  c/a n/a (Spare engines any non-existent. Cars w/o engines have marginal value at best. Add 25 9/o for demented, significant history.) 571 1,832 421 277 150 n/a n/a n/a n/a $32,500 $20,000 $18,51:0 $17,500 $19,800 $10,000 54,000 58,000 59,000 $40,000 $25,000 530,000 522500 $25,000 $13,500 $6500 510,000 512,500 6/04 9/00 4)94 11/98 1,149 inc 100 25 1,136 $1,000,000 $500,000 $25,000 $25,000 $9,000 525,000 552,500 514,000 $30,013) 532,500 $65,036 575,110 $17,000 $4400,000 $400,000 12/03 $7125,000 5325,000 5450,000 $450,000 5650,000 52,200,000 53,200,000 S35,000 $70,000 $200,000 $4400,000 $1,500,000 5750,000 530,000 535,000 513,500 $35,000 $75,000 518,000 535,000 $45,000 580,000 $90,000 520,000 12/03 4,948 800' 500 $14,000 $12,51:0 $45,(KO CP $17,000 $18,000 $65,000 Italian Cars Price Range 8/97 10/02 5/03 5/03 8/01 11/95 8/04 5/00


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Motobilia Carl Bomstead A Successful Seaplane Sale The Schneider Cup attracted huge attention, drawing more than a million spectators, and even enjoyed backing from the U.S. Army and Navy L ong before Spaceship One succeeded in winning the $10 million Ansari X Prize, similar competitions stoked public interest in new transportation technology. Between 1913 and 1931, 11 Schneider Cup races were held, pitting the United States, Italy, France, and Great Britain against each other in a competition to determine naval air supremacy. The competition was funded by Frenchman Jacques Schneider, and announced at the dinner for the 1912 Gordon Bennett Aviation Cup. Unlike many aviation competitions of the era, the Schneider Cup was limited to seaplanes and flying boats. The races attracted huge attention at the time, drawing more than a million spectators in 1931, and even attracting backing from the U.S. Army and Navy for the American entry during most of the 1920s. The first two Schneider Cup races were held off the coast of Monaco, and later competitions were hosted by the nation that had won the previous race. The rules dictated that whichever country managed three consecutive victories would keep the cup—which was actually a silver trophy—for good. Each of the competing nations won the race at least once, and as it evolved, the planes became purpose-built, with a streamlined design to carry a single pilot. By the time the British won consecutive races in 1927, 1929, and 1931, the planes were powered by massive-horsepower engines that had a lifespan of a little over an hour. In the 1929 event, the Americans employed a 1,000-horsepower Packard engine, one of the Italian entries featured two 920-horsepower Isotta Fraschini powerplants, and the winning British plane was fitted with a Rolls-Royce "R" engine making about 1,500 horsepower. The Schneider Cup is of interest to automobilia enthusiasts for a simple reason: As the engines that powered these svelte racers were frequently manufactured by the prominent carmakers of the era, numerous automotive mascots advertising this fact were created. Hood ornaments with the varying designs of the seaplanes were soon seen on the radiators of many automobiles, with the most popular design that of the Rolls- Royce-powered Vickers Supermarine S6B that won the final race in 1931. Two different Schneider Cup mascots, a 1931 winner's presentation replica of the original Schneider trophy, and an original watercolor of S6B were offered at Bonhams & Butterfields' Carmel auction on Friday, August 20,2004. The auction was held in conjunction with the RollsRoyce Owners' Club International Centennial Auction:  Bonhams & Butterfields Quail Lodge sale ; Carmel, CA ; August 20, 2004 Highlight: Rolls-Royce Schneider trophy Seaplane Hood Ornament—Lot 126 Estimate: 514,000—S16,000 Sale Price: $13,800, including 15% buyer's premium 1923 Schneider Cup winner Celebration, which took place the week after the main happenings in Monterey. If you were looking to sell Rolls-Royce-related memorabilia, this was certainly be the proper venue, as the audience bid enthusiastically on most of the lots. The watercolor came from the estate of J.N. Boothman, the British pilot who won the 1931 race by flying at a speed of 340 mph. It sold for $3,450, against a pre-sale estimate of $5,500– $6,000. The trophy replica, titled "Zephyr Kissing the Spirit of the Waves," failed to sell with a pre-sale estimate of $19,000–$22,500. The two mascots fared better. A unique banking seaplane that featured painted detail on the rudder and a spinning propeller sold for $4,025, just over its high estimate of $4,000. An unusual piece, it pivots on its base and turns from side to side as the automobile turns corners. Toby Wilson, Bonhams automobilia guru, mentioned that they recently sold another example overseas for £4,500 (approx. $8,300), making this an excellent buy in comparison. The other mascot was highly detailed in nickeled silver with a revolving propeller. Most important in terms of value, it had "Rolls-Royce" engraved under the left pontoon, signifying that this piece was one that was originally presented by RollsRoyce. It sold for $13,800, against an estimate of $14,000-$16,000. Having several of these seaplanes in my mascot collection, and in need of a few dollars to purchase a car I was looking at, I checked the underside of each once I returned home. Much to my dismay, none of them had been engraved, and without any $13,800 mascots in my collection to hawk, I was stuck trying to find some other creative way to add to my four-wheeled collection.• 100 Sports Car Market


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Bike Buys Paul Duchene 1927-1939 Scott Flying Squirrel "Lively as a squirrel and never sheds a nut" T here's an old saying in England that you will likely recognize: "You can always tell a Yorkshireman, but you can't tell him much." Yes, Yorkshire is England's Texas, by far the largest county on the island, and peopled by mavericks who think they occupy the center of the universe and don't care who disagrees. Indeed, Alfred Scott was a Yorkshireman, and his unorthodox two-stroke motorcycle remained essentially the same for 70 years. It was the Scott Squirrel that not only made the company famous but resulted in one of the more impressive production runs, lasting from 1922 to 1978. The first Squirrel was launched in 1922, followed by the Super Squirrel in 1925 and the Flying Squirrel in 1926. The slogan was as eccentric as the name: "Lively as a squirrel and never sheds a nut!" Scott had moved to Yorkshire to start his motorcycle business in 1908. The secret to his design was a lowslung motor and a corresponding low center of gravity, helped by a pickle jar-shaped gas tank located below the rider. Scott was credited with inventing the kick-start, rear monoshock, rotary inlet valve, and drip-feed lubrication. Scott was also known for his unconventional engineering. He left the company in 1919 to develop the Sociable, a strange three-wheeled car that looked like a motorcycle sidecar. Scott died of pneumonia in 1923, but the company he founded continued its penchant for the bizarre with the Flying Flea aircraft in the 1930s. Powered by a Scott engine, this was an attempt to get the public into the skies in a biplane with a 20-foot wingspan. The trouble was, the Flea showed a tendency to go into an irreversible dive and Britain grounded the little planes in 1937. The best Flying Squirrels were produced between 1927, when the two-speed transmission got a third gear, and 1939, when the bikes became a bit too heavy. They boasted 498- or 596-cc, water-cooled, two-stroke engines and had a top speed approaching 90 mph. These represent the apogee of the British motorcycle industry—which didn't progress much further in the next 30 years. All bikes up until 1938 are hardtails with sprung bucket seats for rear suspension and a choice of Webb, Brampton, or Scott front forks. In 1939 Scott introduced a plunger rear suspension. Dowty "oleomatic" telescopic front forks followed in 1947. Ti' Replica and Sprint models are particularly prized and represent January 2005 about a third of the 16,500 Flying Squirrels produced, the other 10,000 being more sedate tourers. Aftermarket tuners Kendal and Reynolds also offered specially tweaked versions. The Scott company went into receivership in 1950 but was revived by Scott fanatic and toolmaker Matt Holder, who moved it to Birmingham, England, and continued to make Flying Squirrels in small numbers as late as 1978. In 1970, Scott machinist George Silk punched out the venerable powerplant to 653 cc and dropped it in a modern frame to produce a handful of highly prized bikes that weighed only 305 pounds and boasted 47 horsepower. The very last Scott factory racer was built in 1964; it failed to make its £10,000 reserve when it was auctioned at Duxford, England, on Oct. 2,2004. The Scott Owners Club has 650 members worldwide and promotes an extensive spares network and a hi-monthly magazine, "Yowl ", The bikes are scarce in the U.S., with only about 50 Flying Squirrels on our shores, so a restored Scott is guaranteed to draw a crowd at any meet. Perfect "Fly Knows the diffe "yowl" an er" Owner: rence between d "y'all". Fun to ride **** Ease of mainten Appreciation pot Attention gett Years produced: 192 Number produced: 1 Original list price: op SCM Valuation: $2,5 Tune-up/major seryi $100 DIY named after the sound of a Scott at full tear. An estimated 2,500 Flying Squirrels survive, says SOC registrar John Underhill, and barn finds continue to be made. Engine: 498- or 596two-stroke twin Transmission: 2-and Weight: 330-400 lbs. Frame #: left side o section that form tube Engine #: both side Scott signature o Colors: mostly black once: **** entioi: **** er:**** 6-1950 6,500 prox. $525 in 1938 00-$10,000 ce: less than cc water-cooled, 3-speed f headstock on s socket for frame s of engine below n the cylinders with red cylinders If you're looking for a Scott, the owner's club is the place to start. Rubbings of frame numbers can be sent to Underhill at 74 Greengate Lane, Birstall, Leicester, LE4 3DL, U.K. and he can confirm if you're looking at a real bike or one assembled from spares. The Squirrel can make a fearsome vintage racer. Roger Moss, a 30-year motorcycle road racer and longtime Scott owner from Leicestershire, maintains a Web site at www.mossengineering. co.uk that offers advice on Scott tuning. His improvements include modified engine mounts, improved magnetos with belt drive instead of chain, and instructions for realigning the final drive sprocket carriers. Moss says that new highstrength cranks developed in the U.S. have made Scotts once again competitive in vintage events. His own race motor turns out 37 hp and gives him a top speed of 115 mph. Without a doubt, it takes a man with real nuts to ride a Squirrel at these speeds.• 101


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Glovebox Notes Neat Stuff Bengt Halvorson WARHOL'S BMW A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM stable. ***** is best 2004 PONTIAC GTO Price as tested: $33,495 Likes: Great power; good handling for its appreciable size; simple but attractive interior; decent backseat; seems to be well put together; despite its Australian origins, has real American feel. Gripes: Lackluster styling leads to "Is that a 1995 Monte Carlo you're driving?" questions; price is steep compared to others that offer similar performance: Ford Mustang, Mitsubishi EVO, Nissan 350Z, Mazda RX-8, etc. Fun to drive: **Irk Fun to look at: ** Overall ownership experience: *** Verdict: If only you didn't have to get out from behind the wheel of the GTO and actually look at the thing. The good news is that Pontiac has tried to remedy the boring styling with hood scoops and a revised rear fascia with dual exhaust for '05. Plus the 400-hp LS2 V8 from the C6 Corvette will be fitted as standard—and those 50 extra ponies should widen the performance gap with the competition enough to make the GTO's sticker seem more reasonable.—Jeff Sabatini 2005 SCION IC A new series of I :18-scale models, called the Art Car Museum Edition, commemorates the original 1975 series started by Herve Poulain. The one pictured is a model of the original BMW Ml hand-painted by Andy Warhol for the series, with blurred lines and bright colors said to represent a graphic depiction of speed. Fifteen art-car models are planned to be available in all. Price: $127. BMW Online, 888.269.6654, www .bmw-online.com. CLASSIC M-B CALENDAR  MUSCLE MOUNTS HEADLIGHT PROTECTORS This calendar features 13 pieces by photographer Markus Bolsinger, spanning the full range of classic MBs, including the 300SLR racer, the Gullwing, the 1929 open SS, and the 1932 2000D diesel truck. Commissioned through the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, the calendar is in various languages and measures 19" by 24". Price: $36. The Classic Collection, 800.367.6372 (or the Classic Center, 866.622.5277), www .thecollection.mbusa.com. Price as tested: $19,542 Likes: Eager, flexible engine; excellent sport seats; good exhaust tone; tasteful, upscale interior; hatchback practicality with flashy coupe shape. Gripes: Headroom tight in the front; back seat forces average-size adult heads against the rear window; creaky "panorama glass roof' arrangement. Fun to drive: **** Fun to look at: *** Verdid: At first, Toyota insisted the tC wouldn't replace the Celica, but it didn't take long for shoppers to see the tC is better in most every way—and sells for thousands less. The torquey 2.4-liter four from the base Camry provides plenty of power, and at this price-point, the interior should have other cannakers in paranoid fits. A nice, compact coupe with plenty of comfort and practicality, this is the first "normal" car from Toyota's youth brand—and it's well worth looking at for inexpensive and stylish fun.—Bengt Halvorson• Overall ownership experience: *** 102 KEYCHAIN SNAPPER OEM engine mounts for many muscle cars are out of production, and most OEMtype aftermarket mounts are of an inconsistent quality. Mity Mounts are made of rubber and steel, and follow a different design so that the rubber is compressed—rather than stretched—under hard acceleration. It isolates vibration well in ordinary driving but locks up under hard acceleration, avoiding extra motion and power loss. Price: $129 per set for most cars, $279 for 426 Hemi. DynaTech Engineering, 805.492.6134, www.mitymounts.com . VINTAGE ALFA DREAMING a MEM • e.daty til.A. ti,.....3 &Us •••• Paiii Oak *W ■•• V/041 PIMP • =b• 0041. Po. Ow* 1104p va4P 00.6, dole 00411 dm,. Pail &aft ea. 0114~ 116.40.1111■•■■•••■•■1111111* demo.evme...-401141,4.60, ?,. Put this on your keychain and always have a backup camera along. Stores 26 images in 640-by-480 resolution—good enough for the accident scene when all you have along is your keychain. Comes with USB cable and software for Windows computers. Price: $35. Brookstone, 866.576.7337, www.brookstone.com. ............-ei•th coV40.1* OW! ewer IP* 4.00..~ • -=. collet. .3 _ ...iie. ..-,.. wimp to..0. 4"... = >Ed .....* .. ...a..........r. 40.4, Vail. —IF  _ Perfect for the workroom or office, this 24"-by-32" poster shows the profile view and name of all Alfa Romeo models from 1922 to 1959. Similar posters available for Abarth, Fiat, Ferrari, Maserati, and others. Price: $25. C. Obert & Co., 831.423.0218, www.fiatplus.com. ,3■00iibbowilbegsado Replacement headlights can cost several hundred dollars. These X-pel headlight covers apply easily and help protect your lenses from gravel chips and road debris. Made of clear, 40-mm thick thermoplastic vinyl with extra UV inhibitors and clear 3M adhesive backing, they won't turn yellow or hazy. Backed by a four-year guarantee for headlight replacement up to $1,000. DOT-approved and custom made in the U.S. Price: $44.95. A utoSport, 800.953.0814, www.autosportcatalog.com . MORE BOOM FOR YOUR BOXSTER With this easy-to-install rear speaker kit, '97-'03 Boxster owners improve the standard two-speaker Porsche stereo with full four-speaker sound. The kit includes speaker assemblies, left and right speaker covers, and the necessary wiring harnesses. Price: 249.99. Mid - Motorworks, 800.500.1500, www.mamotorworks.com.• Sports Car Market America


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Book Reviews Author: Publisher: Phone: Web site: ISBN: Size: Price: Rating: AUTOMOTIVE ATROCITIES: THE CARS WE LOVE TO HATE Eric Peters Motorbooks International 800.826.6600 www.motorbooks.com 0-7603-1787-9 10-3/8" square, hardbound $19.95 For casual readers ***It* For car geeks *** For Roger Smith * For those familiar with VH1's shortattention-span specials—you know, the ones that bring retro graphics, broad generalizations, and giggly sound bites from C-list celebrities fast enough to trigger an epileptic fit—this book will seem immediately familiar. ATR APE  CRJE LOVE HATE i , i  0 DODGE OMNI and PLYMOUTH HORIZON covers nearly everything you'd want to know about the cars, from period and current photographs to factory documentation and owners manuals, detailing the design history, coachbuilders, engine specifications, production numbers, chassis numbers, and ownership histories in an attractive and thoughtfully laidout reference. Especially appreciated was the chapter devoted to the eight carrozzerias that provided bodies for the cars. A concise history is offered for each of the 34 cars that were produced, with pictures of the specific modifications made to accommodate some of the famed first owners. There are also statements from current owners on their experiences, including one from Alfredo Brener, who at the time owned five 5000s with different coachwork. Like an automotive "Behind The Music," Eric Peters tells a similarly tragic tale for each car he profiles, with a page or two of often-clever narrative prose. Most of these stories relate to poor designs, cost cutting, or engineering mishaps in "the dark days" of the '70s and '80s, as automakers were struggling to keep up with a rapidly changing market and a strangling number of regulatory changes. Each profile is further enhanced by sometimes snarky little blurbs of information, a la "Pop-Up Video." The book is broken up into three sections: "Fake Muscle Cars," "Egregious Economy," and "Loathsome Luxury." Peters covers "all hat, no cattle" muscle cars like the Mustang II King Cobra and the "Iron Duke" four-cylinder Camaro in the first section. He moves on to shoot econo-fish in a barrel, a.k.a. the Pinto and Chevette, in the second. Finally, he recalls Cadillac's triumvirate of disastrous, brand-devaluing failures: the Seville diesel, Cimarron, and the misfired V8-6-4 concept. The layout is fresh and quirky, but the quality of the pictures is wildly inconsistent, a weird mix of stock studio shots, scanned brochures and snapshots of owners and their cars. The writing similarly varies from page to page, as sometimes Peters gets on a roll and is witty and amusingly scathing, while other times he just passes on another familiar tale of automotive woe. _ Some of the cars he chose—like the Pinto, Yugo, and late-1980s Pontiac LeMans—are undoubtedly "atrocities," but others tagged by the book have a loyal following, warts and all I think it's fair to say that the Citroen 2CV, the Porsche 924, the AMC Pacer, the DeLorean, and the VW Thing are not among the worst cars ever built. (Need we even mention that Editor Martin currently owns a Thing, and only recently sold his Pacer?) Well-informed car geeks probably won't learn anything new from this one, but nevertheless, Automotive Atrocities an amusing read for the coffee table—or the perfect gift for someone who owns and cherishes one of the cars it trashes.—Bengt Halvorson MASERATI 50006T: A SIGNIFICANT AUTOMOBILE Author: Publisher: Phone: Web site: ISBN: Size: Price: Rating: Maurice Khawam MAK Group 562-429-7151 www.maserati5000gt.com 0971521557 11"by 11" $100 For the Maser enthusiast ***** For the rest of us *** The Maserati 50000T was one of the first supercars, a limited production, special-bodied coupe fitted with a 5-liter racing V8. Khawam January 2005  If you're one of the few who own a 5000GT you no doubt already have this book on your nightstand. For the rest of this, this book provides a valuable insight into an era when Maserati was more than an entry-level Ferrari; it was a highly regarded marque that built some of the most exotic and appealing cars in the world. At $100, this is not an inexpensive book. But if you have even the slightest interest in this super Maser, the exhaustive compilation of data makes it well worth the purchase price.—David Slama FORTUNE INTO A USED CAR, AND OTHER MISADVENTURES Author: THE GOLD-PLATED PORSCHE: HOW I SANK A SMALL Stephan Wilkinson Publisher: The Lyons Press Phone:  Web site: wvvw.globepequot.com ISBN:  Size:  888.249.7586 1-59228-256-3 Price:  Rating: SCHE 6" by 9" $21.95 For the casual enthusiast ***** For the serious Porsche enthusiast *** When I heard a few years ago that Stephan Wilkinson was going to write an in-depth, how-to book about the rebirth of his 1983 911SC as a track car, I was thrilled. He is a gifted writer who has served long stints at Flying and Car and Driver, so here at last would be a book about restoring, rebuilding and modifying a 911 that wouldn't read like the shop manual. However, along the way, the concept changed. Although the book is still loosely written around his 911, the story became more about the life and times of its author. Forget about a technical treatise on Porsches, or even cars. Wilkinson has only owned one Porsche and his proclamations at times have the scent of an observer rather than a veteran. For example, he notes that "all Targas leak," while those of us with a bit more experience know that new Targas didn't and lots of used ones don't either. Overall, even though he does name names when it comes to who helped him rebuild his Porsche, the description of the work done is so limited in scope that I didn't really come away having learned very much. But overall this is a very good read. It's elegantly written and packed with stories about the places Wilkinson's been and the deals he's made, and not just about cars. Planes and boats play major supporting roles, as well as engines of all types. If you've ever wondered what type of person ends up as the editor of a major enthusiast publication, read this book and you'll find out. Although it wasn't the treatise on Porsche I was hoping for, in the end I enjoyed every page and you will as well.—Jim Schrager* 103


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Mystery Photo Answers Ordinary vehicles are susceptible to rollover when fitted with oversize wheels and tires. However, the Muffler Bandit has a unique rooftop propeller system that energizes at the first hint of instability, pulling the vehicle back to an upright orientation. —Jay Mackro, San Juan Capistrano, CA RUNNER UP: Having tired of the "Bangle butt" jokes, Chris unveiled the bold new BMW X7.—Jeff Higerd, via e-mail RUNNER UP: "I think my pressure gauge is off—let me have 13 more quarters for the air compressor just in case."—Paul Filion, Virginia Beach, VA "I dunno, think we should cut the wheelwells to fit?"—J. Corton, West Point, NY Hey Bubba, what was that you were [elfin' me about that FiberCon stuff'?—Morty Blumberg, Coral Gables, FL "Go, go gadget helicopter!"—Michael Vasquez, via e-mail And it has the highest ground clearance in its class...—Rob Bennett Dude...are you serious?—Ian Ray, Huntington Beach, CA Maybe Dr. 90210 was right, the "double D's" would have looked more natural.—Greg Boerner, Sugar Land, 7% USAPPRAISAL This Month's Mystery Photo Response Deadline: December 25, 2004 Our Photo, Your Caption Be the author of the most accurate, creative or provocative response and receive a sure-to-becollectible-someday 1/18-scale collector car model, courtesy of USAppraisal. Ties will be arbtrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503.253.2234; e-mail: mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket.com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292 Send us your mystery photo! If we use it, you'll get an official "SCM Fright Pig Inspector" cap. E-mail photos at 300 dpi in JPEG format. 104 Sports Car Market "Watch that first step, dear!"—John Pearson At what point does one learn that the recommended tire pressure is a misprint?—Paul S. Black, Miami, FL Buddy, always a bit of a risk-taker, decided to ignore the manufacturer's warning about mismatched tires.—Larry Peck, Glen Ellyn, IL Bubba had a nagging feeling something was wrong when he bought the pickup. Then it dawned on him—it didn't come with a spare.—David Libby, via email Not again! The shop aligned my 911 last week, I got it back with the wide wheels on the front. Now this?—Peter Zimmermann, Bakersfield, CA "Something tells me I should have taken the detour around the steroid spill!"— Steven Sperber, Tarzana, CA And this month's winner of a sure-to-becollectible-someday 1:18 scale model, courtesy of Dave Kinney 5' USAppraisal is Jay Mackro, for recognizing a stability control system that Ralph Nader would surely appreciate.—ED.•


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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCMwebsite listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just 544/month ($66 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 3 ways to submit your ad: E-mail: Send photo (300 dpi )pg) and text, or text only, to scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com . We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snai!mail: Showcase, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. ENGLISH 1930 Blower Bentley A magnificent recreation constructed in 1996 on a 1930s Rolls-Royce chassis, aluminum bodywork over a steel and ash frame. The drivetrain consists of a 225 hp, 4.5-liter, supercharged Bentley Mark IV 6-cylinder mated to a fully synchronized 4-speed transmission. Peterson Engineering has constructed this car with amazing attention to detail. The motorcar appears as a fully restored original. The Blower is a joy to drive. Must see to believe. This particular example has 18,000 even miles on it and is in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition. Given the current exchange rates, the replacement cost of this Blower is over $300,000. Our car can be considered a bargain at $149,000, trades? See photos at www. continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535. (IL) 1952 Jaguar (-Type Pastel green with green leather. A beautiful, accurate recreation with a factory spec. tube frame and an aluminum body. Only 3,200 miles since construction. The engine is a 1952 XK120 with a C-type alloy sump and extensive modifications: 3.8 liter displacement, 0-type cams, big valves, ported, polished, sand cast SUs, C-type exhaust manifold and lightweight flywheel. The engine runs smoothly, revs enthusiastically and makes more power than you will ever need. The gear-box is a Moss 4-speed. The rear axle is the correct trailing arm with a Panhard rod, LSD and transverse torsion bar. The front suspension and steering rack are as original. Right hand drive. The brakes are C-type drums all around. All electrics, instruments, switches, and interior equipment are correct C-type. The wheels are 16" wires with Dunlop racing tires. The car is a joy to drive and very fast. Experience period C-type driving for a fraction of the cost of the real thing. $119,900, trades? See photos at mow. contmentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535. (IL) 1953 Jaguar XKC 1955 Austin-Healey 100s Fully race prepared for Vintage Racing. 2002 Louis Vuitton Concours d'Elegance contender at Hurlingham Club. White over lobelia blue. FIA papers, SVRA Blue Book. $9500.00. Full information pack available for serious inquires. Contact Mary Ellen Ford at 434.973.8160 or meford464@aol.com (VA) Recreation British racing green with suede leather. Aluminum and fiber. Alloy doors and cockpit. Left drive, very fast and a blast to drive. Bargain at $69,000. From the most respected name in Jaguars, Doc's Jags 480.951.0777. www.docsjags.com . (AZ) 1954 Jaguar XK 120 iaxuere One of 33 produced in left hand drive by Park Ward Coachbuilders, and the best one there is. Concours condition down to the last detail. Extremely well documented, all books and tools. Finished in sand over sable, tan leather, flawless original wood. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 Or, deGormoltd.com ; mattcars@aol.com . (CT) 1959 MGA Roadster Old English White with red hides. Matching numbers. No expense spored and perfect body-off restoration. Factory 245 hp and rock and pinion steering. Ready for show or rally at our Belgium facility. E100,000. Doc's Jags. 480.951.0777. www.docsjogs.com . (AZ) "SE" (special equipment) Roadster. Only 24,700 unrestored original miles. Kept in pristine condition by its only owner. Respray in '63. Runs and drives perfectly. Original factory Mohair top and side curtains. The most original XK 120 on the planet. €51,000. 480.951.0777. www.docsjags.com. (AZ) 1954 Jaguar X1( 120 Drop Head Coupe 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage GT Full DB4 GT body work. Aston green, restoration nearing completion. FIA papers. $150,000.00 For more information you may contact Mary Ellen Ford at 434.973.8160 or meford@ool.com (VA) A fabulous car for touring with numerous updates for total reliability. Finished in black with red leather, full weather equiptment. Fanatically maintained by MG enthusiast. Has participated in numerous tours without a hiccup. $24,500. Matthew L deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 Or, deGormoLtd.com ; maticars@aol.com (CT) 1960 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II 1961 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk I 1956 Bentley 51 Continental Restored show winner, 4-sp 0.D., wires, excellent driver. Classic Showcase Buy/Restore/Sell 760.758.6100. www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) 1960 Jaguar XI( 150 5 Roadster Stunning matching numbers example. With its deep black paint, white interior, piano quality wood and spats it is easy to see why this car has won 'Most Elegant Open Car, Post-War". The driving experience matches its visual impact. Tools and books. $89,500. 510.653.7555. www.fantasyjunction.com . (CA) Custom coachwork by Hooper was dispatched from England to the US on August], 1960 and was sold when new to a Mrs. Dorothy Kraft of Ridgewood, New Jersey. This left-hand-drive, long-wheelbase limousine with division and factory air conditioning is an exquisite design with razor edge front wings and graceful flowing lines reminiscent of cars of the 1940s. S73,500. Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars, 314.524.6000. (MO) 1960 Jaguar Mark II Sedan Total Concours Restoration, Street & Competition Race Ready, High Performance Options, Superb Craftsmanship & Fit, Classic Showcase Buy/Restore/Sell 760.758.6100, www.classicshowcase. com. (CA) www.firraribuj.com +2500 Ferrari - Lambo hini for sale 106 Sports Car Market Rare and desirable BN7 2-seater, dark British racing green/black leather, trim piped white, fresh total nut and bolt ground-up restoration by premier marque specialists Kurt Tanner Restorations, 60-spoke chrome wire wheels, o/d, rated 1+ by SCM Nov 2004 issue. $48,500. 973.214.1558. (NJ). 1961 Jaguar E-Type FHC


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1964 Jaguar E-Type OTS 1969 Jaguar E-Type SII 4.2 Convertible FRENCH 1950 Talbot Lugo T26GS 1961 Porsche 356B Roadster Show-Driver Total Restoration, Superb Craftsmanship & Fit, DVD Movie of the restoration included, ready for delivery worldwide, Classic Showcase, Buy/Restore/Sell. 760.758.6100, www.classicshowcaselom. (CA) 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Roadster Nice Driver, Restored Several Years Ago, Tight and Usable, Not Rusty, Black over Red with a Black Interior. $29,000, Trades? See Photos on www. continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535.(lL) 1965 Jaguar 3.8 S Sedan Red/Black, U.S. version, Full restoration everything new. 4spd, In power SU upgrade. Updated Electrical and Coaling fan. Stunning piece of automotive art S34k. Email for more pictures. mike_p_ spicer@hotmail.com . 503550.1403. (OR) 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow LVVB S/n 110123. Fully restored and rare Franay fastback coupe. Outstanding condition. Post Pebble Beach participant. Runs strong and with preselector gearbox great for any event. $350,000. 510.653.7555. www.fantasyjunction.com . (CA) GERMAN 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing 1965 Jaguar 3.8 S Sedan, Restored Show Winner, Auto, 0..D. ,Wires, AC, Blaupunkt AM/FM. Excellent Example, Classic Showcase Buy/Restore/Sell 760.758.6100 ; www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) Simply the best example on the planet. Immaculate, totally original condition. Meticulously documented service history from new. Two owners from new. Finished in white with red leather, all options, all books and tools. Absolutely stunning throughout. $35,000. Matthew I. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 Or, deGarmoLtd.com . (a) Extremely nice. Recent paint, mostly orignal interior, belly pans, knock-offs, tools and manuals. Probably very low mileage. $360,000. 510.653.7555. vnvw.fantasyjunction.com .(CA) Spectacular example with matching number 1600 Normal engine. Removable factory original roll bar ; optional ashtray, factory wood wheel, Becker radio, professionally updated to disc brakes. Finished in silver, blue leather and top. Mechanically flawless. $59,500. Matthew L deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 Or, deGarmoLtd.com . (CT) 1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Cabriolet Rare California Classic, never any rust, books and records, very original, fuel injection, 4-speed on column, shortwave radio-am/fm, factory fitted luggage. Restored. www.showroomcars.com . Call Ron Perry, 408.279.0944. (CA) 7th Annual Official Italian Ca,r- O'uy roticv A Total Gear Head Experience Accepting Reservations www.carguytour.com Frank Mandarano, Tour Guide Tel 206 310 8380 Email: frank@carguytour.com GermanCarPortal.com Over 1,100 links German Car Newsfeed Dealer Listings Event Listings No matter what your prized possessions are, our iward-winning equipment provides immaculate, enclosed, iuor-to-door transport. We offer containerizing for overseas shipping, automobile storage, and pier service. Featuring HighwayMaster satellite tracking/communication systems. Visit our web site at www.horselesscarriage.com 3i0rilltss arrit hostworks.com 303-539-1839 January 2005  irck Cirriaw tEartirrs, 61 Iowa Avenue • Paterson, NewArsey 07503 , .400431-7796 • In NJ 973-742-2WorW 973-742-8369 107 You can't trust them with just anyone. Prized Possessions.


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SCM Showcase Gallery 1967 Mercedes 250SL Roadster haust system. Special order factory options include:  $4,900 black full leather interior, silver aluminum  accent trim, and 3 spoke leather steering wheel. "PERFECT" as new condition! 1.2k miles. Canepa Design @831.423.5704; www.canepa.com . (CA) 2005 Canepa Design Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Immaculate low mileage car. Superb history, pampered from new. Dark blue original grey leather interior, automatic, power steering, two tops, all books and tools. Ready today for touring anywhere. $32,500. Matthew L deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1560. Or, deGarmoltd.com . (CT) 1970 Mercedes 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet New, special order Granite color with Charcoal leather interior. Fully equipped including: Keyless go, Active ventilated seats, On-Command navigation/cell phone, Xenon lamps, rear shade, etc. Canepa Design upgrades include: electronic lowered suspension system, custom machined 19" wheel with low-profile tires, and monochromatic paint finishes. Canepa Design @ 831.423.5704; www.canepascom. (CA) A beautifully restored example finished in silver with black leather. Equipped with floor shift and factory air. This is a high quality collector car that can be used reliably as a driver if so desired. S84,900. Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars, 314.524.6000. (MO) 1972 BMW 2002 Iii ITALIAN 1957 Maserati TIPO 3505 Restoration nearing completion. Price on request. Serious inquires only. Contact Mary Ellen Ford at 434.973.8160 or meford@aol.com (VA) Beautiful, Verona red BMW 2002 tii. Obnoxiously priced. Very solid driver condition car with well documented past history. For detailed photos and information about this car go to the website eyeofthemagpie.com and click on "Jezebel's Grotto". faster_pussycat@eyeafthernagpie.com (CT) 2002 Porsche GT2 1962 Maserati 3500GT Competizione Red, aluminum fuel tank, factory large intake cold air box, factory gearshift, and Monza fuel filler. Engine rebuilt with Ross forged pistons, blue printed, all bearings etc. replaced, SCCA period rally history, sympathetically restored. Car was originally prepared for 1962 Tour de France. FIA and FIVA papers. Would qualify for all major historic events. Ideal for Colorado Grand Tour Auto etc. $55,000 ovno. Contact Mary Ellen Ford at 434.973.8160 or meford@aolsom (VA) 1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider Outstanding condition, silver/red, 34k miles, A/C, Borranis, runs great - no smoke, original manuals, no tools, detailed restoration info & photos e-mail rklein2@columbussr.com . $99,500. 614-2523442 (OH) 1967 Fiat 500 Giardiniera (Station Wagon) Cosmetically very nice w/excellent mechanicals. The odometer shows 98,968 miles. Medium Blue with a red and white interior. Full size fabric sunroof. Seats 4 with plenty of room for your gear. An excellent city car. $7,900. See photos at www.continentalautosports.com 630.655.3535. (IL) 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC The paint, interior, mechanicals are flawless. FCA Platinum Concours Award Winner. 30k Major Service done November 2003, new tires, 134a cold a/c, 42k miles. mdmeersma@hotmail.com . 678.481.0037. (MO) 2001 Ferrari 360 Modena F-1 maculate and ready to drive. $32,500. Matthew L. deGarmo, 203.852.1670 or deGarmoLtd.com . (CT) 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC 1978 Ferrari 308 GTB Rare model with factory removable sunroof. Titanium with gray leather. Challenge grill. Scuderia shields. Custom floor mats. Other upgrades. Original owner. Garaged and covered since April 2001 delivery. 1913 miles. Concours condition. $165,000. 703.408.4048 (VA) JAPANESE 1999 Mitsubishi 3000 GT VR-4 S/N 11399. Stunningly restored by Tony Nicosia in original colors. Late model car with all factory improvements. Both tool bags, very near complete. Condition and performance worthy of the finest collections. $185,000. 510.653.7555. www.fantasyjunction.com . (CA) 1969 Fiat 500 Gamine Convertible Rare Fiat 500 sports car. Special body by Vignale. a two seater, designer body with a full 22 horsepower! A great runabout or paddock vehicle. No rust, excellent condition. Red/Black. The odometer shows 44,700 miles. S11,900. See photos at www. continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535. (IL) 1972 Italia Roadster Twin turbo, 550 hp w/ "Fabspeed" stainless ex- Mint condition, very low mileage car with full documentation back to new, including original bill of sale from Hoffman Motors. Silver, blue leather; im- Red/Tan, very clean, mechanically excellent with rebuilt suspension, rebuilt Cleveland 351, lower ratio rear axle, 4 speed manual, outstanding in every way. $47,900. See photos at www.continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535. (IL) Loaded, all options. 6 speed, 6k miles. Never registered. Email tlanthier@hvc.rr.com . 845.496.7602. (NY) AMERICAN 1932 Ford Hi Boy Built by Arizona Street Rods. Originally a Ron Martin car (see American Rodder Magazine, Feb. 1992). "The Mean Green Machine," Chevy engine 350 ci, 355 hp, aluminum heads. Every conceivable Arizona Street Rod option. $39,900 firm. Contort John Weinberger, 630.655.3535. johnfweinberger@aol. corn. (IL) FerrariPortal.com Over 700 links Classified Ads Ferrari Newsfeed Event Listings , 401/1111111111/111111111/11fta, I'D RATHER BE USING HOST WORK§ Call HostWorks to get your company's E-commerce intitatives onto the web. 108 HOST WORKS hostworks.com 303-539-1839 Sports Car Market


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AVAILABLE FOR CHRISTMAS! 1938 Dodge Historic Stock Car 1965 Chevy Impala Convertible Restored to original. Includes scrapbook, trophies + photos dating back to 1959!! Rare, documented, very successful 50's Racecar. Runs great + easily streetable. A super package. $9,500.00. 805.466.1015. (CA) 1940 Buick SS Factory 327, Four speed, bucket seats, Inch and clock, Excellent condition throughout other pica available. $22,500. 818.481.2200. (CA) 1995 Cobra R-Only 250 1940 Buick on a 1974 Monte Carlo chassis. Chev350, auto, air, ph, ps. Just finished bare-metal Porsche lapis blue, new interior, trunk. Mechanically perfect, drive anywhere. mbrubin18@bellsouth.net . 904.859.9736. (FL) 1953 Nash Healey Roadster Outstanding example. Ground-up restoration by Barber Motorsports. Cream with dark red leather interior. Perfect to the last detail and complete including original radio. Many documents and some spares. $50,000. See photos on www.continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535. (IL) Nash Paris for Sale Used Nash Healey Engine. With aluminum cylinder head $500. John Weinberger 630-655-3535. (IL) 1964 Cadillac DeviIle Convertible 103,000 miles. Two owner. Black plated car with every option, new paint, chrome, interior. A very nice '64 convertible more pica available S23,000. 818.481.2200. (CA) 1965 Thunderbird Convertible New "Show Truck" with 3k miles. Limited Edition model with every conceivable option including 500 hp supercharged engine. Canepa Design upgrades include: Brake system, Suspension, Center aisle captain chairs w/ 6" extended leg room, (five) 7" monitors w/ DVD and wireless headphones, Burl-wood veneering, and Canepa Design Customized Exterior Details, etc. Canepa Design @ 831.423.5704 ; www.conepa.com . (CA) SEEKING PREVIOUS OWNER 78k orig miles, relic, in orig code, coat kit, tonneau, luggage rack, spotlights, 390V8, auto trans, A/C, power brakes, seat, locks. 757-222-9408, chowells@larrymore.com for photos. BO over $30K 757-222-9408 lgoldrich@larrymore.com (VA) 1965 Lincoln Convertible In June 2004, SCM ran a letter from Patrick Curtis, former owner of a Ferrari 275 GT, S/N 07359. He bought the car in Rome, 1968, with his wife Raquel Welch. The current owner of this car, Paul VJ.Koot of the Netherlands, would like to contact Mr. Curtis regarding his offer of a picture of Ms. Welch with the car and other information. Mr. Curtis can contact Kristen Hall-Geisler at SCM at 877.261.0555 ext. 208, or via e-mail at service@sportscarmarket. corn. I would be happy to put the two Ferrari owners, former and current, in touch. dokataho@inter. nl.net (Netherlands) WANTED 2004 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato Round Tail Prefer to pay for the best example but will consider any condition. Must be complete. Contact John Weinberger. 630-655-3535 630-655-3535 lohnfweinberger@aol.com (IL). 67,000 miles three on Motor and trans. Everything works properly. Paint, chrome and leather excellent. $22,500. 818.481.2200. (CA) January 2005 How to order your Jaguar, Ferrari or Porsche book: Just $19.95 for each book, plus $5 S&H (US, Canada & Mexico), all other foreign, $7 S&H per book. SPECIAL: Order three or more hooks, just $18 each including shipping. Call 24/7, toll-free 800.289.2819 (outside US 503.243.1281), fax 503.253.2234, or order online at www.sporiscarmarket.com. Factory built street legal race car. Owned by world famous endurance racing champion as a personal driver. Never raced. S40,000. doug@beckerfinancial.com . 207.775.9088 or 888.773.9088. (ME) 2004 Canepa Design Escalade ESV Keith Martin on Collecting Jaguar is a gold mine for anyone who loves Jaguars. Full of pithy comments and straight talk about the pros and cons of Jaguar ownership, this book is a terrific value for Jaguar lovers and fans of SCM. Also Available Keith Martin on Keith Martin COLLECTING r rtkitAlti - SPORTS CAR It11,1N,11C1111, 1411111111


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(MO) Christie's.  310.385.2699,  Dana Mecum Auction Company. 815.568.8888, fax 815.568.6615. P.O. Box 422, Marengo, IL 60152. www .mecumauction.com . (IL) eBay Motors. 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. H&H Classic Auctions. +44. 1925.730630, fax +44.1925.730830. Whitegate Farm, Hatton Lane, Hatton, Cheshire, UK. WA4 4BZ info@classicauctions.co.uk, www.classic-auctions .com. (UK) 310.385.0246. 360 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. www.christies.com. (CA) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick, 760.320.3290, 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262. www .classic-carauction.com . (CA) RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371, fax 519.351.1337 One Classic Car Dr., Blenheim, ON NOP 1AO. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) fax ments, insurance, disputes, estates, prepurchase, donations, etc. appraisals@ cosmopolitanmotors.com . (WA) USAppraisal. 703.759.9100. 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). dhkinney@usappraisal .com; www.usappraisal.com . (VA) Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886. Nationwide, over 50 offices. Certified Appraisals. Prepurchase inspections, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale values, estates, expert witness. Onsite inspections. Confidential. www.auto-appraisalgroup.com. "Not just one man's opinion of value." (VA) Featherman  &  fax 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. scott@feathco.com , w.FeathermanCo.com . (PA) Robert DeMars Ltd Auto Appraisers/Historians. 561.832.0171. Buyer beware. "Now market" expert market information for an intelligent decision/investment. "World's bestknown auto appraisers." Call for fast consultation/briefing ($95-$295 fee) or worldwide inspection/diagnosis ($395$2,095 fee). Not the least expensive — the best. www.robertdemarsltd.com . (FL) Co.  AUTOMOBIUA Jonathan  410.991.2288 Kendall  Automotive-inspired Russo and Steele. 480.517.4005, fax 480.517.9112. 4117 N. 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016. russoandsteele@qwest .net, wvvw.russoandsteele.com . (AZ) Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@silverauctions.com;www.silverauctions.com . (WA) Santiago Collector Car Auctions. 800.994.2816, fax 405.475.5079. 501 E Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Rocky: rockydb5@sbcglobal.net . (OK) APPRAISALS Dave Brownell's Vintage Auto Appraisals. 802.362.4719, 802.362.3007.25-plus years experience nationwide and intemationally. Single cars or entire collections. Brass cars to contemporary supercars. Complete services from pre-purchase to insurance, donation, estate, expert witness. dbrownell@sprynet.com. (VT) Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206.467.6531, fax 206.467.6532. Complete appraisal services for any and all vehicles of particular note. Over 1 billion dollars in worldwide experience. We will help you in your time of need: We negotiate for you. Settle- 110  fax gifts, handbags, and accessories. Jonathan highlights designs in unique, handcrafted art, fashion, and installations for the collector and the enthusiast. Give the gift of Art+Fashion+Design and enjoy the passion of the automobile together. www.jonathankendall.com . (MD) Spyder Enterprises. 831.659.5335, fax 831.659.5335. Since 1980, providing serious collectors with the finest selection of authentic, original vintage posters, pre-war thru mid-1960s; mainly focused on Porsche, Ferrari, Mercedes, and racing. Producer of "Automobilia Monterey" August 10-12, 2004. 38-page list of memorabilia available. singer356@,aol.com or www.vintageautoposters.com. (CA) www.arteauto.com. 631.329.8580. l'art et l'automobile gallery and auction house Web site, featuring drawings, paintings, prints, vintage posters, photos, sculptures, objects, toys, models, books, literature, memorabilia, and more from the beginning of the automobile to date. View online and mail order automobilia auction lots. info@arteauto.com. (NY) BUY/SELL/GENERAL Auto Collectors Garage, Inc. 713.541.2281, fax 713-541-2286. 9848 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074. For the best in interesting cars from the 1920s to the 1970s. We restore, buy, sell, service, appraise, locate, and inspect all makes and models. Serving the collector car field since 1979. www .autocollectorsgarage.com . (TX) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Offering a fine selection of classic European vehicles and a world-classic restoration facility with two indoor showrooms in one 40,000-sq-ft building. Servicing the collector with over 30 years experience in buying, restoring, and selling. Located in San Diego County: 2640 Vista Pacific Dr., Oceanside, CA 92056. www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) ing and winches for inoperable vehicles. Inquire about ultra-expedited three-day coast-to-coast service. www.passporttransport.com. (MO) Inc. Colin's Classic Automobiles. 414.964.3747. World-renowned for selling only the best investment-grade sports and muscle cars. Low volume, highest quality, easy to work with. Let Colin's experience in collecting, restoring, racing, evaluating, and showing cars work for you. Buy, sell, trade, restore. www.colinsclassicauto.com . (WI) LLC. eBay Motors. 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. www.ebaymotors.com . Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555, fax 510.653.9754. 1145 Park Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608. 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. sales@fantasyjunction.com, www.fantasyjunction .com. (CA) Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206.467.6531, fax 206.467.6532. 2030 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121. Experts in collector cars worldwide. Whether buying, selling, evaluating, consigning or appraising, we cut the edge on the current market. Over 1 billion dollars in worldwide experience. Top prices paid; from one car to entire collections, condition and location are no obstacles. sales@cosmopolitanmotors .com. (WA) Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936, fax 413.436.9422. Rapid, hasslefree, 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, relocations. www.intercitylines.com . (MA) Concours Transport Systems. 702.361.1928, 253.973.3987, fax 702.269.0382. Enclosed auto transport nationwide. Liftgate loading, experienced personnel. Classic and exotic cars. Special events. Fully insured. All major credit cards accepted. Fred Koller, owner. fredkol ler@concourstransport.com, www .concourstransport.com. (WA) COLLECTOR CAR FINANCING JJ. Best Banc & Company. 800. USA.1965, fax 508/991-8329. The largest national leader on Antique, Classic, Exotic, Rod and Sports Cars with low rates starting at 4.99% and long terms. Call, fax or e-mail your application today for quick 10-minute approval. Dealer inquiries welcome. www.ijbest .com. (MA) Woodside Credit. 800.717.5180, fax 800.717.5177. Founded on more than 40 years of consumer lending experience, we are dedicated to providing our dealers and customers with attractive financing options.Competitiverates,ftexibleterms, and consumer lending expertise. Contact us directly, apply online, or ask your dealer. Open 7 days a week. www .woodsidecredit.com . COLLECTOR CAR INSURANCE Grand Prix Classics. 858.459.3500, fax 858.459.3512. 7456 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037. Specialize in the buying, selling, trading and consignment of historic sports and racing cars. Been in business for 25 years and maintain an inventory of 15 to 20 historic cars. www.grandprix-classics.com ; info @grandprix-classics.com. (CA) Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com . (MO) Oldtimer Garage. +41.31.8190000, fax +41.31.8195191. Gurbestrasse 3, CH-3I25, Toffen, Bem, Switzerland. www.oldtimergarage.com . (CH) CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT FedEx Custom Critical Passport Auto Transport. 800.325.4267, fax 314.878.7295. Fully enclosed transport from the industry originator. Specializing in events, including Pebble Beach, the Colorado Grand, and Barrett-Jackson. Liftgates for safe load- Hagerty Collector Car Insurance. 800.922.4050. Collector cars aren't like their late-model counterparts. These classics actually appreciate in value so standard market policies that cost significantly more won't do the job. We'll agree on a fair value and cover you for the full amount. No prorated claims, no hassles, no games. www.hagerty.com . (MI) Parish Heacock Classic Car Insurance, 800.678.5173. We understand the needs of the classic car owner—agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and the ease of paying for your premium by credit card. Available in 44 states throughout the US. Get an instant quote at vvvvw.parishheacock.com. (FL) COLLECTOR CAR LEASING Premier  203.267.7700, Financial  fax Services. 203.267.7773. With over 20 years of experience specializing in exotic, classic and vintage autos, our Lease Purchase plan is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term as well as those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination plan allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. www.whynotlease .com. (CT) Putnam Leasing. 866.905.3273, Never get in a car with strangers. Custom-tailored, lease-to-own financing for your dream car. Easy, fast, and Sports Cor Market


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dependable. Exclusive leasing agent for Barrett-Jackson, Cavallino, and Ferrari Club of America 2004 International Meet. www.putnam leasing .com. (CT) RESTORATION — GENERAL Performance  440.968.3655, fax 440.968.3263. 17444 US Route 6, Montville, OH 44064. Metal fabrication, prep and paint work experts. Knowledgeable mechanics for running gear, suspension, electrical, and carburetion issues. As mentioned in The Wrenching Truth, SCM, March 2002. We finish your projects! supercharged@alltel .net. (OH) Guy's  503.224.8657,  Interior  fax  Award-winning interior restoration. Leather dyeing and color matching. 431 NW 9th, Portland, OR 97209. (OR) SPORTS AND COMPETITION reialzge Ractieg Soujose " Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (AlFtUVRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Vintage race car restoration, preparation and race track support at events throughout North America; in Europe and South America by arrangement. Historic Rally Support. www.vintageracing-services.com . (CT) VINTAGE EVENTS TheCarolina Trophy.704.351.2087, fax 425.663.6464. The American vintage road rallye in the grand European tradition. Five days and over 800 miles through the breathtaking Blue Ridge mountains, based out of Asheville, North Carolina. September, 2005. Open to 1973 and earlier motorcars. Apply early, as space is limited. www.carolinatrophy.com. (NC) The  Colorado  970.926.7810, fax 970.926.7835. Frank Barrett. 1,000-mile tour of western Colorado. Pre-1961 sports cars. (CO) ENGLISH Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. Restoration, We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com . (MO) AC JWF  Restorations,  Inc. 503.643.3225, fax 503.646.4009. Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. AC restoration specialist. 35 years experience. Partial to full restorations done to street or concours standards. (OR) Restorations. 503.223.6953. 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. 888.4AHCUSA, fax 503.528.0533. 8002 NE Hwy 99, Ste B PMB 424, Vancouver, WA 98665-8813. Oldest national Austin-Healey club and factory club heritage. Members receive AustinHealey Magazine, Resource Book, calendar, tech assistance, book discount. Annual dues still just $35. www.healey .org. (OR) Austin-Healey Club of America, 877.5.HEALEY, fax 704.283.7765, www.healeyclub.org. P.O. Box 3220, Monroe, NC 28111-3220. With 45 affiliated regional clubs throughout North America, the AHCA offers its members a monthly color magazine, full-color calendar, technical support, book discounts, sourcing for suppliers and services, annual Conclave, and connection to 4,000 Healey enthusiasts worldwide. membership@ healeyclub.org. (NC) Aston Martin Grand. 631.425.1555. The largest independent Aston Martin sales, service, restoration facility in the U.S.; everything under one Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and preowned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com . (MA) Autosport  Designs  Visa - Mc 888-237-4359 RESTORATION? 0-046e RESTOR ATI ONti .1 STEP BY STEP SYSTEM 0 WWW.BARTHOLLAND.COM RESTORATION@BARTHOLLAND.COM a Plankier 22 2771 XL Boskoop-NL - January 2005 +31 (0) 172211344 f +31 (0) 172218321 Since 1978 dedicated to the meticulous restoration of the world's finest exotic, vintage and classic motor cars. APPRAISING SERVICES AVAILABLE: DECLARED VALUE • LOSS DAMAGE • ESTATES 2347 COLD RIVER ROAD • SUITE N • GOLD RIVER, CA 95670 (916) 635-3559 111 roof. All models welcome. Large selection of parts for all Astons. Also specializing in Ferrari, Porsche, and other exotics. Tom Papadopoulos, Scott Rumbold. www.autosportdesigns.com . (NY) Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. 6-Cylinder Aston Martin DBs our specialty, from DB2 through DB6. All Astons welcome, along with other 1950s and 1960s British and European sports and classics. We do it all, from engine overhaul to showwinning paintwork. We buy Astons. www.kevinkayrestorations.net . (CA) Rocky Santiago. 405.843.6117, fax 405.475.5079. E Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Specializing in Aston Martins, all years, all conditions. Buy/sell/consign. If you are buying or selling, please call. Also have 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.vintageracingservices.com, www .automotiverestorations.com. (CT) Jaguar Jaguar Clubs of North America. 888.CLUBJAG, JCNA, 1000 Glenbrook Road, Anchorage, KY 40223. The primary organization of Jaguar enthusiasts in the US and Canada. 52 local clubs provide social and other activities. JCNA sponsors championships in concours, rally, slalom. Members receive bi-monthly Jaguar Journal magazine. wwwjena.com . (KY) JAGUAR PARTS AT WHOLESALE PRICING Huge Factory Fresh Original Parts Inventory Ready To Ship w/Oventight Delivery CALL MONTE SHEUMN JAGUAR: JAGUAR 1-800-819-5681 Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County: 2640 Vista Pacific Dr., Oceanside, CA 92056. www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) 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. www.vintageracingservices.com, www .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 in•ciepth Porsche Information At Voir Fingertips! Buying? Restoring? Maintaining? Technical and Restoration Guide • VoluTC • NEW 206 Ns 470 0110105 Inc. RPM Auto Books Duanu Sp1,11[01 www.RPMAutoBooks.com


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Resource Directory Rolls-Royce, specializing in vintage Bentleys. (WA) WA ROMEO Parts Centerline Alfa Parts. 888.750. ALFA (2532). Call for free catalog. New and used parts, accessories, restoration, modification, and information for Giulietta through 164. We know the cars and we have the parts. Visit www .centerlinealfa.com for frequent updates on new items. (CO) International  800.788.4435, 434.973.0555, fax 434.973.2368. Est. 1971. Over 90,000 Alfa/Fiat/Lancia parts, 1956 to present, in stock, ready to ship. Fast, knowledgeable service and same-day shipping! Free 76-page catalog. www.intemational-auto .com. (VA) Auto  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) accounts. Other Italian cars serviced as well. (OR) FERRARI/MASERATI/LAMBORGHINI Carozzeria Granhirismo Milano (Italy), +39.93909285-6, fax +39.02.93908420. Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo and Lancia. Structural chassis restoration, body restoration, and manufacturing of aluminum and steel body trim and panels. We bring automobiles to exacting original specifications. High-class paint jobs; one-off prototype manufacturing. Into@Gtmilano.it. for cars to buy, from rare one-offs to serial production ordinaries. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus. 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) Parts Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County: 2640 Vista Pacific Dr., Oceanside, CA 92056. www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) Performance Motoring Associates 831.338.9703, fax 831.338.2031. 12895 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006. Over 20 Alfa Romeos in stock, ready for your custom restoration. Specialists in vintage race car preparation for over 20 years. Sebring suspensions and lightweight body panels for 750, 101, and 105 series Sprints, Spiders, and GTVs. alleake@aol.com . www.alfaromeorestorations.com . (CA) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, fax 713.849.2401. THE US source for original, complete seats and covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit www.reoriginals.com for complete listing. (TX) 5409 SE Francis, Portland, OR 97206. Alfas, BMWs and Mercedes our speciality. Oldest Alfa repair facility in Oregon. Ask about our used sports cars 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, and Lamborghini owners keep their cars on the road while not emptying their bank Nasko's Imports. 503.771.1472, Repairs/Restoration 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. More than 350 Ferrari wheels in stock. Call today for straight talk and honest advice. San Clemente, CA. Gull Wing Group International, Gary Estep. 530.345.6701. 776 Cessna, Chico, CA 95928. Dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of 1954 to 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupes and roadsters. Member benefits include: twelve monthly magazines per year plus a national convention that rotates its location around the country. (CA) Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (AR!. 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) FORZA. 860.350.1140, Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. 800.547.4455, 503.255.7560. Service and parts, 800.944.6483, 503.257.9655. 203 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97230. America's oldest and most dedicated Ferrari dealer. New and used exotic cars. Also, huge parts department with fast, fast service. www.rtgt.com . (OR) 860.350.1148. Buyers and sellers of Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and related exotic cars. Also interested in memorabilia, parts, manuals, books, etc., related to above cars. Willing to compensate for information that leads to purchase. forzamot@aol.com, www .forzamotorsports.com. (CT) fax GERMAN Randy Simon. 310.274.7440, fax 310.274.9809, simonrandy@aol.com . I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis. 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. (CA) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, fax 713.849.2401. THE US source for original, complete seats and covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit www.reoriginals.com for complete listing. (TX) Symbolic Motor Car Company. 858.454.1800, fax 858.454.1890. 7440 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92307. I argest 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 Stere,,sgtistili's AUTOMO ILIA Limited Edition Art & Collectibles 1638 SE 11th Ave Canby, OR 97013 (503) 266-4079 or (800) 452-8434 email: steveaustin@canby.com www.steveaustinsautomobilia.com 112 Official Organizer of SCM's Historic and Collector Car Tours 800.594.0805  503.231.5103  Alex Dearborn. 978.887.6644, fax 978.887.3889. Topsfield, MA. Buying, selling and trading vintage Mercedes. Specializing in 300SLs. Large database of older MBs. www.dearbornauto.com . (MA) Mercedes-Benz 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. Information: Barbara Skirmants. www.356registry.org. (MI) Porsche Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (AR!. 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) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, Sicurvetro windshields for Porsche 356. Speedster bucket seats, driving seats for all models. www.reoriginals.com . (TX) BMW AMERICAN Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com . (MO) Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (AR!. VRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. vvww.vintageracingservices.com, www .automotiverestorations.com. (CT) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County: 2640 Vista Pacific Dr., Oceanside, CA 92056. www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) 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) REAL ESTATE J.R. Rouse, Main Pinel Realtors. 831.620.6158. Selling the Monterey Peninsula one property at a time! jr@jrrouse.com , jrrouse.com. (CA). Travel begins here . . . 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1985 Alfa Romeo Spider 1991 Alfa Romeo 164L 1968 Buick Gran Sport 350 1964 Cadillac Sedan de Ville 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car 1968 Chrysler Newport Convertible 1956 Citroen Traction Avant 1960 Dodge Pickup 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 1999 Dodge Viper RT/10 1959 Edsel Corsair 1964 Facel Vega Facel Ill 1966 Ferran 330 GTS 1928 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan 1929 Ford 2 Door Sedan 1931 Ford Model A Phaeton 1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible 2001 Ford Mustang Coupe 1954 Jaguar XK 120FHC 1954 Jaguar XK 120 FHC 1959 Jaguar Mark I 1958 Century Coronado 21'  1967 Chnscraft Cavalier 19'  Driver  Zender Kit  Rare 4-speed  No motor/tranny  Ex Bloomington Gold  30,000 miles  New Paint/Top  Scruffy Driver  New Paint  Well Maintained  Hand-painted by Lassen  Excellent Driver  New Paint  Long-term Owner  Pristine Car  Street Rod  121-ID  What a cutiel  Red/black  "Bullitt" Edition  Ex-Alfredo Brenner  Two-tone, older restoration  Recent Partial Restoration  $5,995.00 $6,995.00 $26,995.00 $850.00 $59,995.00 $21,000.00 $12,995.00 $6,995.00 $15,000.00 $11,500.00 $175,000.00 $7,995.00 $15,500.00 $250,000.00 $18,995.00 $27,995.00 $26,995.00 $29,995.00 $27,995.00 $28,995.00 $37,500.00 $43,995.00 $9,500.00 1961 Jaguar Mark II Custom Cabriolet, Project  1964 Jaguar E-Type Roadster Series I Restored  1969 Jaguar E-Type Roadster Series II Nice Driver  1972 Jaguar E-Type Roadster Series III old paint/new running gear  1957 Mercedes Benz 190SL Roadster Red/black two tops  1960 Mercedes Benz 190 SL Roadster Extremely Original and Very Nice  1960 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster Racing brakes: history  1966 Mercedes Benz 600 SWB 1974 Mercedes Benz 280 SLC 1977 Mercedes Benz 450SL 1980 Mercedes Benz 450SEL 6.9 1950 MG TD Roadster 1956 MG MGA Roadster 1966 MG MGB Roadster 1973 MG MGB Roadster 1971 Oldsmobile Toronado Blue/Zebrawood  Speed Restored red/black  Original 37,000 miles  One owner  Restored  Restored  Wires/Rusty  Totally Restored  Running parts car  1962 Porsche 35613 T-6 Super Coupe Fresh Driver/Number matching  1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II 1969 Rolls Royce Shooting Brake 1952-1966 Vespas VBB's-VNB's 1955 Volkswagen Beetle 1962 Volkswagen Beetle RHD/Driver  Perfect for the Purdy's  Nearly 10 in stock  Owner  Original 56,600 miles Extraodinary  WATERCRAFT Factory installed wood runabout with 327, twin sidedrafts and factory installed sliding roof, complete with trailer. $37,995.00. Chevrolet 327. Nice period runabout. Complete with trailer. $7,995.00. VINTAGE WINES Expensive, extensive, eclectic collection of significant wines of Bordeaux, Burgundy, California, Washington, Oregon, and Italy. Old vintages to recent releases. Inquire. RECYCLED OLD GROWTH LUMBER Hundreds of thousands of board feet of old growth Douglas Fir. Tongue and grove, clear vertical grain with no nail holes. Eighty years old from seven hundred-year-old trees, also California Redwood, 254, 2x6, 4x6, 6x8, 3x12, excellent original condition, previously used in food production. Never exposed to toxins or chemicals. Impossible to find on today's market. Inquire. REAL ESTATE WANTED Looking for a home, condo, commercial building or even raw land. Want to purchase by way of partial trade and cash. Price range $200,000 to $3,000,000. Trades can include classic or exotic automobiles, motor yachts, famous master artwork, or antique furniture. We would like to trade the down payment (minimum 20%) and pay conventionally the balance, or if desired by seller. pay seller on contract. • This method can help sell real estate inventory that has been sitting for an extended period. • This could also help sellers who have large capital gains concems. With a large down payment in "trade" their taxable gain could diminish significantly. • Even if the seller doesn't want an exotic car or an expensive piece of furniture, these items can certainly be sold via consignment or outright sale HISTORICAL ANTIQUE MILLWORK The complete interior of Seattle's Austin Bell Building. A turn of the century building for which the downtown neighborhood "Belltown - was named. Doors, windows, baseboard, wainscoting, elaborate rails and balustrades, a steam-powered elevator with cut glass, beams, treads, and bricks. Please inquire. $22,500.00 $67,995.00 $40,000.00 $34.995.00 $32,995.00 $45,000.00 $275,000.00 $27,995.00 $7,995.00 $20.995.00 $13,995.00 $21,000.00 $27,000.00 $850.00 $2,500- $21,995.00 $1,995.000 $27,995.00 $23,995.00 $39,995.00 $4,000 $7,995.00 $13,500.00 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 - Seattle, Washington 98121 • cosmopolitanmotors.com


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@watch 1 Carl Bomstead J ust when you thought our stuff was getting expensive, some guy spends over $800,000 for a ball. Of course, it's not just any ball, but the baseball Barry Bonds hit for his 700th home run. Offered on Overstock.com, it generated almost 250 bids. But the lawsuits are still swirling over who actually owns the ball, as most everyone within seven sections in the stands that day is claiming ownership. If I had an extra 800 large just sitting around, I would spend it on a go-fast car and a few more porcelain signs rather than a baseball but, then again, it takes all kinds. Here are a few cool things you could have bought for a lot less than "Barry ball money." EBAY #7100797499— SUNOCO MEN AND LADIES RESTROOM SIGNS. First Bid: $19.99. Number of Bids: 17. SOLD AT: $860. Date: 9/14/2004. Restroom signs continue to be hot property and these cute door signs with the colonial figures are very popular. They sold for just above the going rate, but that can be justified by their unmolested condition. A day later, just the ladies sign sold EBAY #7102611859-1926 PACKARD CUSTOM CATALOG. First Bid: $99.99. Number of Bids: 11. SOLD AT: $1,225. Date: 9/26/2004. This is an extremely rare sales catalog that shows the custom Packard offerings by Dietrich, Le Baron, Judkins, and Holbrook for 1926. This is not as desirable as the custom catalogs from the early 1930s, but it is still from the Classic era, making it a very collectible piece. In wonderful condition, a few years ago, this type of catalog would have sold for twice what was paid here. But today, it stands as just another indication of the hard landing for automotive paper, due largely to the Internet making it easier to find out what's for sale at any given moment. EBAY MOTORS #2494274625— 1947 CROSLEY TRUCK. First Bid: $50. Number of Bids: 24. SOLD AT: $306. Date: 10/19/2004. I have no idea what the buyer intends to do with this missing-everything rusty hulk of a truck, as it would certainly be a daunting restora- tion project. Considering that for just $700 more the buyer could have bought the one that sold two days later—and was only missing the front bumper and badge-1'd have to call this buyer wishful at best. EBAY #7106710665— GILMORE BLOTTER WITH JOHN COBB. First Bid: $4.99. Number of Bids: 13. SOLD AT: $301.24. Date: 10/15/2004. Gilmore continues to outshine most every other gasoline brand, as the price paid here shows. This blotter has a great image of the record speed demon John Cobb and a Gilmore quart can. I have EBAY MOTORS been following Gilmore stuff for 20 years and have never seen this blotter, so I'd say it's rare enough to justify the price paid. EBAY #7101976244—CRESCENT GASOLINE 48-INCH DOUBLE-SIDED PORCELAIN SIGN. First Bid: $24.99. Number of Bids: 37. SOLD AT: $7,762. Date: 9/20/2004. This is an unusual gasoline sign from an obscure brand that is not widely known. I have no idea where they were located but that didn't hold back the bidding activity. Unusual pieces with striking graphics that are in decent condition bring the big bucks, but this was still a couple grand on the high side. But then again, if you don't like the price just try and find another one for less. 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. 114 EBAY MOTORS #2491963185—COFFIN CAR. First Bid: $100. Number of Bids: 25. SOLD AT: $2,750.01. Date: 10/3/2004. A pet coffin serves as the driver's seat and this trick-ortreat-mobile is equipped with skull taillights. Powered by a 13-horse Honda engine, it has electric start and disc brakes. The seller claims a top speed of over 50 mph, though I hope its new owner kept it well under that #2493867675-1937 CORD 812 CUSTOM BEVERLY. First Bid: $10,000. Number of Bids: 14. NOT SOLD AT: $37,095. Date: 10/20/2004. It is well documented that this Cord was built for E.L. Cord's son Charles. It is supercharged, but with no external pipes and a unique grille in the hood that was added for cooling. Unlike other custom Beverlys, this one does not have the bustle-back trunk. The car is probably worth around $50,000, but the owner was looking for more like $75,000, so the high bid here was not even close. in another auction for only $250, so if that buyer can find the men's for less than $400 he will be well ahead of the game. on Halloween. Where he drives it after that, I don't know, but no harm at this price. POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market


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