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Sports CarMarket Who Pays When the Mechanic Crashes? 201 Collector Cars Rated Keith Martin's The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends MURPHY'S DUESIE $ 748k Tops Out at • Lamborghini Islero—Bull Market at Last • One-off Ferrari Station Wagon brings $300k • Affordable Classic: 007's Lotus Esprit DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE! FEATURING VIDEOS OF SELECT VEHICLES


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Sports CarMarket Keith Martin's The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends 44 1960 Aston Martin DB4 January 2011 . Volume 23 . Number 1 46 1969 Lamborghini Islero S 50 1929 Duesenberg Model J IN-DEPTH PROFILES What You Need To Know FERRARI (VIDEO) 40 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Shooting Brake—$300,000/ Bonhams The most pedestrian of automobile bodies on the most extravagant chassis makes this Daytona fascinating Steve Ahlgrim ENGLISH (VIDEO) 44 1960 Aston Martin DB4 SII Sports Saloon —$133,215/Bonhams Lack of restoration adds value here Paul Hardiman ETCETERINI (VIDEO) 46 1969 Lamborghini Islero S—$169,602/RM Sold, as the saying goes, “for the price of the restoration, with the car thrown in free.” Donald Osborne GERMAN (VIDEO) 48 1975 BMW 3.0 CSL “Batmobile”—$218,400/Bonhams Not surprisingly, 3.0 CSL Batmobiles are often found beaten and battered. These cars are real art of the 1970s Steve Serio AMERICAN (VIDEO) 50 1929 DuesenbergModel J Convertible Coupe by Murphy—$748,000/RM It's easy to imagine a 30-year-old, strong-as-an-ox movie star cruising around in this car in 1931 Gordon Apker RACE (VIDEO) 52 1960 Faccioli Tipo BF Formula racer—$46,632/Bonhams A purpose-built, open-wheel racing car formula that would be cheap enough to be accessible Thor Thorson Cover photograph: Darin Schnabel ©2010 Courtesy of RM Auctions GLOBAL AUCTION COVERAGE 201 Cars Examined and Rated at Six Sales BARRETT-JACKSON 58 Las Vegas. NV: B-J's third Vegas sale sells 527 cars for $23m Dan Grunwald BONHAMS 68 Chichester, UK: A '49 Alfa 6C 2500 SS makes $294k, leading Bonhams' $4.5m Goodwood Revival Paul Hardiman THE BRANSON AUCTION 78 Branson,MO: Classics, sports cars, and barn finds make $3m at Branson's fall event Leslie Roberts CLASSIC MOTORCAR AUCTIONS 88 Canton,OH: Wet weather and high reserves lead to just $588k in sales at CMA's Glenmoor auction Kevin Coakley BONHAMS 98 Beaulieu, UK: The annual Beaulieu Autojumble sees 96 lots make $2.8m Paul Hardiman AUMANN AUCTIONS 106 Iola, WI: Krause's vintage Jeep collection brings $677k B. Mitchell Carlson & Stu Lenzke EBAY MOTORS 118 Small-Scale Collectibles Geoff Archer


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18 The Cavallino Classic—concours, tours and historic racing COLUMNS 12 Shifting Gears Driving vintage and modern Bugattis is an Indiana Jones adventure Keith Martin 30 Affordable Classic Enthusiasts clamored for the Lotus Esprit after it made the highest-profile car appearance in a Bond film since the “Goldfinger” Aston Martin DB5 Rob Sass 32 Legal Files Whose insurance pays when a mechanic crashes a 2006 Ford GT? John Draneas 34 From the Paddock So you want to race old cars? Murray Smith 42 Sheehan Speaks The mysteries of Ferrari electronic diagnosis Michael Sheehan 130 eWatch Two very expensive Hawaiian license plates Carl Bomstead DEPARTMENTS 16 Crossing the Block / Auction Calendar 18 The Inside Line 20 Contributors 22 You Write, We Read 24 Display Advertisers Index 26 Neat Stuff: RaceDeck Flooring and Shelby Watch 26 Time Pieces: One-of-one Vacheron Repeater Wristwatch 28 InMiniature: 1972 Ferrari 312 P Targa Florio 28 Book Review: Behind the Wheel: The Great Automobile Aficionados 76 Glovebox Notes: 2010 Dodge Caravan Hero 119 FreshMeat: 2007 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT; 2010 Lotus Evora; 2010 Bentley Continental GT Speed 120 Mystery Photo 120 Comments with Your Renewal 121 SCM Weekly Poll Results 122 Showcase Gallery 126 Resource Directory SCM Digital Bonus Additional Seat Time contributions, videos and images are available in this issue's Digital Edition, included with every print subscription. To sign up for your Digital Issue, go to www.sportscarmarket.com/digital or call 503.261.2555 ext. 1 FEATURES 36 Hershey: Not too big for aging legs 38 Ironstone Concours: Fine wine and and more than 230 interesting cars in Murphys, CA


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue I felt like I had entered a tinkerer's medieval blacksmith shop. Vintage Gran Prix Bugattis from the 1920s and '30s were strewn haphazardly about the courtyard of the tony Chaminade Resort and Spa in Santa Cruz, CA, and seemingly half of them were being taken apart and put back together. The tap, tap, tap of a hammer came from one car as a front suspension was taken apart. Another Bug had its engine out and dismantled, and a new crankshaft that had been flown in from England was installed, the mechanic carefully turning it to seat it properly in its Babbitt bearings. Canadian SCMer Robert Follows greeted me and asked if I happened to have a brass mallet with me. “I've got a few adjustments to make on my Type 44,” Follows said. Resting regally in front of the resort was a pair of Bugatti Veyrons, and they seemed to be watching their ancient brethren with royal detachment—it would be most unlikely for a Veyron owner to adjust the spark as he crank-started his car. Loose Wings I had been invited to join the American Bugatti Club as it celebrated its 50th anniversary. More than 70 pre-World War II Bugattis—and a few EB110s and Veyrons—were driving from Monterey to Los Angeles. During the next three days, I had a chance to drive a supercharged Type 51 and a normally aspirated Type 35A for a few hundred miles. In addition, I spent a couple of hours behind the wheel of a Bugatti Veyron, and covered what seemed to be about 1,000 miles in the process. In terms of value, many of the early Grand Prix cars command more than $1m when they come to market, similar to the price of a new Veyron. Of course, the driving experiences couldn't be more different. My first 50 miles on the tour down Highway One were spent piloting a 1931 Type 51, chassis number 51153, RHD of course—and part of the Peter Mullin collection. The engine was a 2-valve, 2.3-liter straight 8, with double-overhead cams with supercharger. Driving the car was preceded by a quick stop at Target to find shoes narrow enough to fit in the tight footwell. A pair of Aqua Socks, at $9.99, was perfect; I'm wondering if there is a market opportunity here for SCM. The car was better than I was. Power was plentiful, steering tight and brakes excellent. My instructor, Bugatti historian Julius Kruta, gave me, “An A for shifting, sometimes, and a C- when you forgot the shift pattern.” The non-synchro gearbox responded well to a deft touch, but the shift pattern itself was backwards, with first down and to the left, and second straight up. In fact, this is the same pattern that we have in our Isetta, but the cars didn't have much else—actually anything—in common. Every vintage Bugatti owner needs a Leatherman tool in his pocket— several stops were made to tighten various nuts, like those holding the wings to the body, as they tried to work themselves loose. As we motored, I wondered whether the Brescias, Type 35s and 37s were the Cobras of their eras. They are brutally fast, robust in construction and relatively affordable—and immediately at home on the race track. After lunch, I continued driving the 51, alternately directing the shifter through the gearbox like the proverbial knife through hot butter, and, when I got it wrong, creating the sound of walnut shells dumped in a blender. The prodigious amount of torque available made the 51 easy to drive despite my ham-handedness, and I wondered if there were a version of Gran Turismo available where I could practice shifting on a $100 console instead of a $1.5m classic. Warp Speed The next morning, as we left the Cavalier Resort in San Simeon, I slid behind the wheel of one of the Veyrons. I'd driven one before, but only on an airport runway in a rather ridiculous and irrelevant demonstration of its acceleration. By this time, we were on lightly-trafficked, twisting two-lane, and I asked if I could push the car. The response from my handler was, “Don't be 12 Coastal Bug Swarm gentle, it's a rental.” I didn't ask again. During the next 100 miles, the Veyron simply made the straightaways disappear. With 1,001 horsepower on tap, when you push the throttle, you're instantly at warp speed. You set up for a turn, power through it, floor it and boom—you're at the next turn. The Sport Mode of the transmission was obtrusive, as the Veyron's computer and I had different ideas of which gear was needed. However, the paddle shifters were perfectly placed and changed gears nearly instantaneously. “Tossing around a Veyron” is not something one would do casually on a public highway, as when you get to a high enough speed where the car begins to talk to you, you are going really fast—and if something should go awry, the chances of an unfortunate, not to say disastrous result are very high. Flashing by the vintage Bugattis provided a near-dioramic experience, as this supercar of today often passed the supercars of yesteryear at a speed differential of more than 100 mph. Much has been written about the technology and performance of the Veyron, and there's little to add after 100 miles at speed. My overriding impression remains that if you want to go impossibly fast, in an impossibly expensive car, the Veyron is the way to do it today. As with any modern supercar, much of the fun of owning it comes from the attention it brings. With most vintage cars, a large proportion of the joy comes from the mastery of the mechanicals. Assuming that spending $1.5m on a toy fits within your budget, whether you find your sweet spot in an effortless 175 mph or in a laborious 75 mph will decide your ride. The Finale My last afternoon was spent driving a 1925 Type 35A, chassis 4631, owned by SCMer David Duthu from Taylor Lake Village, Texas. It had a naturally-aspirated two-liter 8-cylinder engine—not the torque-monster the Type 51 was, but powerful enough. My shifting was better, perhaps because David was kind enough to say, “Wrong gear! Wrong gear!” when I tried to pull away from a stoplight in second. Driving through downtown Solvang during rush hour presented as many challenges as most vintage races I've driven. I had to be in the right gear at the right time, try not to rear-end modern Kias that could stop in one-quarter the distance of the Bug, and to keep an eye of the gauges as well. I envied the Bugatti owners as they set off on their journey the next morning. Some still had thousands of miles ahead of them as they headed on to the Colorado Grand, exercising their nearly 100-year-old race cars on public roads, confident in their abilities to repair whatever might go wrong. In fact, being behind the wheel of the right vintage car turns the rest of the world into an automotive Disneyland, where every driver is Indiana Jones and every road is his Adventure. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Crossing the Block Tony Piff For more information about events marked with (*), see our exclusive Arizona Insider's Guide, polybagged with this issue For Scottsdale 2011, Russo's Featured at Barrett-Jackson—Boyd's last 1929 Ford 5-Window coupe Dave Rupp—Fort Lauderdale Beach Auction* Where: Fort Lauderdale, FL When: January 7-9 More: www.ftlauderdaleauction. com Held by Kruse International until Dave Rupp took over in 2009, this annual event features 300 cars. Just about three miles from the beach, the War Memorial Auditorium is the perfect place to buy and enjoy a convertible in the winter. Star cars include a lightly restored 1933 Plymouth Deluxe rumble seat coupe, a concours-caliber 1957 Buick Roadmaster convertible, and a 1934 Willys coupe, said to be original, unrestored, and running. MotoeXotica—Phoenix 2011* Where: Phoenix, AZ When: January 14-15 More: www.motoexotica.com The inaugural Phoenix sale by St. Louis-based MotoeXotica will take place inside the stateof-the-art Manheim Phoenix Auto Auction building. 400+ cars are expected to cross the block, ranging from the sub-$10k to $100k-plus. Featured this year is a numbers-matching 1966 Plymouth Satellite Hemi, factory equipped with every available option. Barrett-Jackson—Scottsdale 2011* Where: Scottsdale, AZ When: January 17-23 More: www.barrett-jackson.com Last Year: 1,193/1,193 cars sold / $67,107,325 B-J's hometown auction is its largest and most spectacular sale of the year. Last year nearly 1,200 cars changed hands over seven days, to the tune of over $67m. The Speed Channel will return, providing hours of live coverage from the auction block. 16 This year, watch for a 1929 Ford Five Window Coupe, “The Final Boyd Hot Rod,” 75% complete at the time of Coddington's death. The fi nal product was fi nished by master builder, Jeff Eischen. RM Auctions—Automobiles of Arizona* Where: Phoenix, AZ When: January 20-21 More: www.rmauctions.com Last year: 150/168 cars sold / $19,664,100 This two-day auction will showcase over 160 automobiles. The event kicks off with the exclusive “The British Are Back” evening sale on Thursday, January 20, followed by RM's traditional Phoenix sale on Friday, January 21. Celebrityowned headliners include a 1941 Lincoln Continental coupe gifted by Orson Wells to Rita Hayworth and a 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder from the personal collection of Reggie Jackson. Gooding & Company—The Scottsdale Auction* Where: Scottsdale, AZ When: January 21-22 More: www.goodingco.com Last year: 114/125 cars sold / $33,990,250 Highlights of Gooding's Scottsdale sale include a barn-fi nd 1948 Tucker in nearoriginal, unrestored condition. Believed to have raced at Bonneville saltfl ats in the 1950s, it has only 10,000 miles from new. In addition, a Ghia-bodied 1953 Fiat 8V will also be offered—one of 12 “Otto Vu” Supersonic models ever created. Russo and Steele—Sports and Muscle in Scottsdale* Where: Scottsdale, AZ When: January 19-23 More: www.russoandsteele.com site will be fully paved, with an enclosed structure containing all event elements, including the main auction block, vehicle staging, vendors, sponsors, and all the amenities that Russo and Steele is uniquely known for. Star cars include a 1965 Maserati 3500 GT, a restored 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda convertible (one of 14 built for 1970), and a 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 CSX1000, built for and owned by Carroll Shelby himself. Silver Auctions—Arizona in January* Where: Fort McDowell, AZ When: January 21-23, 29 More: www.silverauctions.com Last year: 221/410 cars sold / $3,967,560 The “Last Chance” sale, now pushed back all the way to Saturday, January 29, is the fi nal auction of the Arizona extravaganza, and serves as the repository for all the newly purchased cars that the new owners don't feel like taking home. Patient shoppers may get lucky with some truly amazing deals. Early consignments include a 1935 Auburn Sedan Model 653 Phaeton. Mecum Auctions—Kissimmee High Performance Auction* Where: Kissimmee, FL When: January 26-30 More: www.mecum.com Last year: 703/985 cars sold / $26,495,556 Kissimmee continues to be Mecum's fastest growing event, and over the course of fi ve full days, 1,750 classic and collector cars will cross the block, all broadcast on live TV as part of Mecum's television series, “Mecum Auto Auction: Muscle Cars & More” on HD Theater. Prime consignments include a numbers-matching 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS 396 with an L78 396/375 engine and M21 4-speed, a 1941 Cadillac convertible V8, and a 1955 Buick Century convertible. ♦ Auction Calendar All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. Email auction info to: jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com. DECEMBER 1—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, UK 2-4—MECUM Kansas City, MO 3—SILVER Spokane, WA 3-4—RALEIGH CLASSIC Raleigh, NC 6—BONHAMS Brooklands, UK 6-7—BARONS Surrey, UK 7—COYS London, UK 8—H&H Buxton, UK 10-11—SANTIAGO Oklahoma City, OK JANUARY 2011 6—BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS Las Vegas, NV 6-8—MIDAMERICA Las Vegas, NV 7-9—DAVE RUPP Ft. Lauderdale, FL 7-9—TOM MACK Charlotte, NC 14-15—MOTOEXOTICA Phoenix, AZ 15—COYS London, UK 17-23—BARRETTJACKSON Scottsdale, AZ 19-23—RUSSO AND STEELE Scottsdale, AZ 20-21—RM Phoenix, AZ 21-22—GOODING & CO Scottsdale, AZ 21-23—SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ 26-30—MECUM Kissimmee, FL 29—SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ FEBRUARY 4—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 5—PETERSEN Salem, OR 7-8—BARONS Surrey, UK 18—WORLDWIDE AUCTIONEERS Atlantic City, NJ 18-19—LEAKE Oklahoma City, OK 18-20—ATLANTIC CITY CLASSIC Atlantic City, NJ 19—CHEFFINS Bristol, UK 26—H&H Warwickshire, UK Sports Car Market


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Inside Line Chester Allen Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. will conduct the auction every other year. The new auction will be held on an alternating basis with RM's Sporting Classics of Monaco sale. www.rmauctions. com. (ITA) Events ■ 2009 Indy Car Series The Bride, the Groom, and the edible Big Block SCM News ■ Corvette Market, our sister magazine, is putting on the 4th Annual Corvette Market Insider's Seminar from 9 am to 11 am on Thursday, January 20 at the Barrett-Jackson Auction site in Scottsdale, AZ. SCM and CM Publisher Keith Martin will lead the discussion, and the CM panelists include: Mike Yager, founder of Mid America Motorworks Michael Pierce, NCRS senior judge Roy Sinor, NCRS National Judging chairman David Burroughs, Bloomington Gold CEO Terry Michaelis, ProTeam Corvette owner Kevin Mackay, expert Corvette restorer and owner of Corvette Repair restoration shop. Jim Jordan, president of County Corvette Admission is free for CM and SCM subscribers, registered Barrett-Jackson bidders and consignors, owners of Bloomington Gold-certified Corvettes and NCRS members. Space is limited! To register, go to www. corvettemarket.com. (AZ) ■ SCM and CM Managing Editor Jim Pickering married longtime girlfriend Kristina Cadaoas on September 25, 2010 18 at Youngberg Hill Vineyards in McMinnville, OR. Friends and family were there to see them tie the knot—and cut their near-life-size big-block Chevy groom's cake. The two honeymooned in Bora Bora. (OR) Industry News ■ Katie Hellwig re- cently became Gooding & Company's first Manager of Communications and Publicity. Hellwig will handle public relations and auction publicity. Prior to joining Gooding & Company, Katie spent seven years working with leading automotive and luxury brands in New York and Los Angeles, including the Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance and the Petersen Automotive Museum. In 2009, she founded Talk Shop Public Relations, where she worked closely with Gooding. She will close Talk Shop to work at Gooding & Company. www. goodingco.com. (CA) ■ RM Auctions is now the official auction house of the Concorso d'Eleganza Ville d'Este on the shores of Italy's Lake Como. This year's Villa d'Este sale is scheduled for May 22, 2011. RM Champion Dario Franchitti and Danica Patrick, the first woman to win an Indy Car race, will join of a Legends of Motorsports panel at the 4th Annual Wheels of Wellness fundraising event on January 16. The panel will also feature Lyn St. James, the first female Indy 500 Rookie of the Year. Wheels of Wellness also will celebrate American-built race cars from the 1950s and 1960s. A 1958 Scarab Mk 1, a 1962 Chaparral I, Dan Gurney's 1963 Ford Galaxie stock car and A.J. Foyt's 1976 IROC Camaro will be among the many race cars on display. Tickets are $75, and all proceeds benefit the Wellness Community, which provides education, support and hope to families dealing with cancer. www.wheelsofwellness. org. (AZ) ■ The 20th annual Cavallino Classic Ferrari Lovefest starts on January 18 and lasts all the way to January 23. Those six days of the Prancing Horse included two days of Ferrari historic racing at Palm Beach International Raceway, a Ferrari tour of Palm Beach, with stops at Mar-a-Lago, Ocean Ridge and the Chesterfield Hotel. A Concorso d'Eleganza will bring 150 Ferraris to the front lawn of—where else?—The Breakers Resort Hotel. The event ends with the Classic Sports Sunday at the Mar-a-Lago Club, where 120 vintage cars will park on the lawn of the former Marjorie Merriweather Post Mansion in Palm Beach and vie for the votes of guests. www.cavallino.com. (FL) ♦ Event Calendar Jan. 1—Anti-Football Run (CA) www.californiamille.com 6-9—Silicon Valley International Auto Show (CA) www.motortrendautoshows.com 10-23—North American International Auto Show (MI) www.naias.com 13-16—Autosport International Car Show (UK) www.autosportinternational.com 14-16—South Carolina International Auto Show (SC) www.motortrendautoshows.com 16—Wheels of Wellness (AZ) www.wheelsofwellness.org 18-23—Cavallino Classic (FL) www.cavallino.com 20—Corvette Market Insider's Seminar (AZ) www.corvettemarket.com 20-23—Kuwait Concours d' Elegance (KWT) www.kuwaitconcours.com 30-Feb. 7—Philadelphia International Auto Show (PA) www.phillyautoshow.com 20th annual Cavallino Classic Sports Car Market


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SCM Contributors GORDON APKER, SCM contributor, still remebers the day his uncle brought home a red 1936 Auburn convertible coupe after the Korean War. He had never seen such a beautiful car, and it hardwired him into an old car buff from that day forward. He started a company in 1967 that became very successful, and his daily driver was a 1947 Oldsmobile “8” sedanette. He still owns that car, but it's now fully restored. He has served as National Head Judge for the Classic Car Club of America, has judged Duesenbergs at Pebble Beach for nearly 30 years, vintage raced, and driven in all the usual rallies. Retiring 20 years ago, he now plays with cars. His oldest collector car is a 1916 Pierce-Arrow and his newest is a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB. His latest purchase is a 1955 Studebaker Speedster and his favorite car is whatever he's driving. His thoughts on a 1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe are on p.50. DONALD OSBORNE, SCM contributing editor, lives for old cars, especially those of the odd European variety. He regularly attends major automotive events around the world, and has been a longtime contributing editor and auction analyst for SCM. His writing on classic cars has also appeared in the New York Times, Hagerty's Magazine, Art & Antiques, BusinessWeek Online and Road & Track. He is a member of many clubs including the American Lancia Club, for whose magazine, Lanciana, he serves as Editor. He appraises and consults on collector vehicles internationally through his company, Automotive Valuation Services, and recently relocated to California. On p.46, he takes another look at a 1969 Lamborghini Islero S. STEPHEN SERIO, SCM contributor, is the president and owner of Aston Martin of New England / Lotus Motorsports, Inc. in Waltham, MA. Although for the most part, vintage European cars are where his heart is. Serio's car addiction started in childhood, when his dad bought him many Matchbox cars. His need to overindulge in vintage European cars of the 1950s and 1960s inevitably leads to coveting one more car. Recent garage inhabitants include an Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Porsche 356A Speedster and 993RS, Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, Ferrari 275 GTS, and a 7,000-mile BMW 2002. Recent twins, Rocco James and Enzo Nicholas, have joined older brother Jack and vintage Porsche-driving wife Amanda. On p.48, Serio looks at a 1975 BMW 3.0 CSL “Batmobile” that sold in Dubai. CARL BOMSTEAD, SCM senior auction analyst, spent his lawn mowing money on a 1948 Plymouth when he was 14, and since then, an unknown number of unique cars have passed through his garage. He's partial to Full Classics, but can't ignore an interesting sports car, ‘50s car or a hot rod. His vintage automobilia collection includes hundreds of porcelain signs, mascots, license plates, oil cans and a dozen or so display cases full of other related memorabilia. He has judged at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance for the past 15 years and was recently appointed as Head Judge for the Desert Concours d'Elegance in La Quinta, CA. His popular column, eWatch, is on p.130. 20 Sports Car Market Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Art Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Auction Editor Tony Piff tony.piff@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Data Analyst Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Copy Editors Yael Abel, Bill Neill Senior Auction Analysts B. 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You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarket.com The ethics of chandelier bidding To the Editor: Here's an auction question for you. In two episodes of Wayne Carini's “Chasing Classic Cars” (a show which I love), I've noticed the following practice during auctions: A reserve price has been set. The auctioneer gets bids up to some price quite less than the reserve. Then he grabs some bid out of thin air and drives the price higher, toward the reserve. In both cases during the show Wayne has commented that this practice is okay. The auction company can run the price up to the reserve, although there aren't bids in the room or on the phones to push it that high. This seems highly unfair to me. Suppose there's a “real” bid for $50,000 and the auctioneer advances the bid two or three times—on his own—to $65,000 on the way to the reserve. At $65,000 I decide to jump in. Then he advances the bid another time, I bid again and I get the car at the reserve of $70,000, when the last real bid was at $50,000. Or suppose the car is declared a no-sale at $65,000. I start negotiating for the car postauction, thinking the last bid was $65,000, when it was really $50,000. Or I am the $50,000 bidder and the auctioneer advances the bid toward the reserve, and I continue to bid—against myself—to some higher amount. Something seems amiss. I always thought “chandelier bids” were strictly illegal at auctions. In at least two instances on the show they were used to advance the price to or toward the reserve. Please clarify. And, how can a bidder have confidence in the car auction system? Thanks and keep up the great work and magazine.—Dick Elgin, St. James, MO SCM Publisher Keith Martin responds: Dick, this is a common question. In a reserve auction, the seller has set his “lowest price” at which he will sell a car, in this case, let's say $50,000 for a decent driver 1965 Jaguar E-type roadster. To the auctioneer, that means that once 22 I certainly hope that Mr. Osborne's perspective on this matter is that of someone who paid the $400 to enter and not as one who entered without paying because he has press credentials. the bidding gets within shooting range of the reserve—in this case let's call it $40,000—it's worth having a talk with the seller. So the auctioneer may create “chandelier” bids (bids where no one is actually bidding) to advance the bidding into an area where the car actually has a chance of selling. If the seller wants $50,000, why waste everyone's time if there is only $25,000 in “real money” in the room? The auctioneer will also sometimes “advance the bid” on his own to protect the perceived value of the car. In other words, if the E-type is declared unsold at $25,000, some might think that's what the car is worth—when in fact it might just represent the reality that the right bidders weren't in the room. If the auction house declares the car unsold at $49,500 (“just one more bid and I can sell this car!”), then the value of the car appears to be in the range that the seller wants. Personally, I have no problem with an auction house advancing the bid on a car with a reserve. It's the bidder's choice whether or not to bid, but realistically, a bidder is more likely to bid when he thinks someone else is bidding against him—as the second bidder is actually validating the price in the first bidder's mind. But whether you are bidding against another bidder, against an Internet bidder, a phone bidder, a chandelier bidder or perhaps a friend of the seller who is just “helping the car,” in each case you don't know how “real” the money is. You just know that you have to decide what the car is worth to you. And if the bidding doesn't get high enough, the seller will just take the car home. In a No Reserve sale, the rules are different, and the auction company is generally not allowed to advance the bid without having “real money.” However, some auction companies have consignment contracts that allow them to advance the bid on a No Reserve car, so read the fine print carefully so that you know the situation. Hardly a Lark To the Editor: Donald Osborne, in his review of RM's July event in Rochester, MI, (December , “Vintage Motorcars of Meadow Brook,” p. 52) calls a 1958 Packard coupe “Lark-based” not once but twice. It should be pointed out that the Lark wasn't introduced until 1959. Yes, it has the same basic body structure that was later adapted for the Lark, but calling it Lark-based just doesn't fit chronologically.—John Boyle, via email. Donald Osborne, SCM contributing editor, responds: Dear John, My brain failed to fire on all cylinders. Of course, I should have written “Commanderbased” or “President-based” instead of Lark. Looking at the upright A pillar/vent, my mind went to the Lark. I was, of course, making the differential between the larger platform and the “Starlight/Hawk” body. Sorry for the error, and I still love that car.... A good deal or a steal? To the Editor: As a ten-year subscriber to your magazine, I must say that it has given me many hours of entertaining and informative reading, but I found something that shocked me on page 60 of the November 2010 issue. Under the “Best Gossip” section of the Monterey “Insider Thoughts” column, it seems that John L. Stein is delighted that some astute sports car aficionado was able to take advantage of the widow of a automobile restorer, presumably not a multi-millionaire, to the tune of Sports Car Market


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You Write We Read Ad Index Asheville Symphony.................................. 117 Aston Martin of New England..................... 85 Autobooks-Aerobooks............................... 124 Autosport Designs...................................... 103 Barrett-Jackson .................................14-15, 59 Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance ............... 61 Bonhams ...................................................... 25 Bonhams & Butterfields............................... 23 Chubb Personal Insurance............................ 37 Classic Motorcar Auctions........................... 95 Classic Restoration....................................... 99 Classic Showcase....................................... 115 Corvette Market Seminar............................. 79 Cobalt Automotive LLC ............................ 131 Collector Studio ........................................... 85 Cosdel .........................................................111 Custom Auto Sound................................... 117 Davidoff Zino Platinum ..............................111 Driversource Houston LLC.................. 87, 105 European Collectibles .................................. 87 Exclusive Motorcars .................................. 103 Exotic Car Transport.................................. 117 Exotic Classics............................................. 65 Fantasy Junction........................................... 53 Fine Sports Cars......................................... 129 Gooding & Company..............................2, 4-5 Gregor Fisken............................................... 29 Grundy Worldwide..................................... 113 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc.......................... 107 Hagerty Insurance Agency, Inc. ................... 13 Hamann Classic Cars................................... 91 Heacock Classic .......................................... 93 Heritage Classics.......................................... 67 Hollywood Wheels Inc........................54 & 55 Hyman, LTD .............................................. 101 Intercity Lines .............................................. 33 JJ Best Banc & Co ..................................... 123 Kastner & Partners Garage ........................ 107 Kidston......................................................... 11 LeMay - America's Car Museum............... 129 Live Oaks Concours d'Elegance.................. 71 Mac Neil Automotive Products Ltd..... 73, 105 Martin Chisholm Collector Cars Ltd. ........ 117 Mecum Auction...........................................6-7 Mercedes Classic Center.............................. 31 Mershon's World Of Cars .......................... 115 Morris & Welford, LLC............................. 132 Moto Exotica, LLC...................................... 75 Motorcar Portfolio ....................................... 95 Motorsports Marketing Resources, LLC ..... 27 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions............... 69 Park Place LTD............................................ 77 Paul Russell And Company ....................... 109 Petersen Collector Cars.............................. 129 Plycar Transportation Group...................... 121 Poff Transportation .................................... 105 Putnam Leasing............................................ 43 Reliable Carriers .......................................... 57 RM Auctions .......................................... 17, 19 Auctions America by RM ............................ 21 Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo ......................... 109 RPM Autobooks......................................... 117 Russo & Steele LLC .................................... 39 Silver Collector Car Auctions ...................... 81 Sports & Specialist Cars ............................ 113 SWISSVAX AG........................................... 89 Sports Car Market...................................... 125 Symbolic Motor Car Co................................. 3 Take Your Car To Auction, LLC................ 115 The Stable, Ltd............................................. 97 Universal Autosports...................................111 Vintage Rallies............................................. 35 VintageAutoPosters.com............................ 105 VIP Transport Inc....................................... 124 Worldwide Group........................................... 9 24 This higher speed was probably its undoing. Of the 10 or so Volvos bought by GIs, each one was totaled—in most cases sooner rather than later. $195,000 or so. Were there some special extenuating circumstances that would justify this transaction, or should we all just wait so we can be proud when Mitch McConnell takes her health care away too?—Bob Weakly, via email. John L. Stein, SCM contributing writer, responds: Bob, thanks for your note. Last I knew, the definition of gossip was the “rumor or report of an intimate nature.” During an outstanding dinner at the Crown and Anchor in Monterey, that is precisely what I heard—and hence reported. With no direct knowledge of the events or circumstances, I could only repeat it as such. Let them spend elsewhere To the Editor: I always enjoy Donald Osborne's candid and often amusing comments about cars and the car business in SCM. But he probably did no favors to SCM, its readers, or The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering, when he wrote, “Yes, $400 is a lot of money. So what?...if you don't want to spend it, you don't have to come” (November, “It's Really About the Cars,” p. 54). I certainly hope that Mr. Osborne's perspective on this matter is that of someone who paid the $400 to enter and not as one who entered without paying because he has press credentials. He's an insightful car guy and I'm sure he did not intend to come across as the Marie Antoinette of the collector car hobby. But to avoid such unintended consequences in the future, perhaps he should stick to offering his insights on cars— and not on entrance fees.—Bart Stringham, Bethesda, MD Donald Osborne, SCM con- tributing editor, responds: Dear Bart, Thanks for the kind words on my work. As for admission to The Quail, over the years I have both attended with complimentary press admission and as a personally paying guest. Why? In fact, press creden- tials are actually more difficult to get than tickets. My point was certainly not to be perceived as an elitist or snob—although my defense against either charge would admittedly be thin—but rather to say that we hear so much carping about the price, and there are lots of other things to do in Monterey if you don't want to pay it. In my opinion, if you do want to pay, you'll not regret it. Hotter than a VW To the Editor: Your article in the December issue about the venerable Volvo PV544 (Affordable Classic, p.24) brought me back to my military days in Germany circa 1960. That was a good place to be stationed then—the dollar went a LONG way. A new VW bug could be purchased for about $1,200, but a number of guys with deeper pockets opted for the Volvo. It cost about $1,800, so $600 higher than the VW, but it was almost a third again faster—90 mph or so versus 60 mph or so. This higher speed was probably its undoing. Of the 10 or so Volvos bought by GIs, each one was totaled—in most cases sooner rather than later. Remarkably there were no serious injuries.—Thomas Emdy, Bloomington, MN Errata A 1970 Maserati Ghibli distributor cap costs $85. The wrong amount was reported in the Details section on p.42 of the December issue. The 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C Teardrop coupe listed in on p.68 of the November 2010 issue is a French car. The car was mistakenly assigned to the wrong country. The Jaguar SS100 pictured in the Seat Time photograph on p.37 in the November 2010 issue belongs to Jim Taylor. The car was mistakenly assigned to the wrong owner. SCM regrets the error. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg Vacheron Repeater Wristwatch Many watches today, even those that are collectible, are crafted in the thousands—or more. Our subject watch is the equivalent of a Bugatti with a one-off body. It is one of one. The more complicated a mechanical watch is, the more it is worth—and the more it is pursued by collectors. One of the ultimate compli- cations for a watchmaker is the repeater or chiming watch, that indicates the time through a series of tiny gong wires that miniature hammers ring near the edge of the watch case. As this system adds dozens of moving parts to any basic watch, (both integrated into the movement and below the dial), most of the repeater watches made are in the form of pocket watches, as their larger size allows for the extra parts. There are two types of repeating wristwatches. The fi rst, and most rare, were designed and built extra small and fl at and created originally for wrist use, which from one of the elite manufacturers, regardless of age, tend to cost $250,000 and up. The other type is a vintage pocket watch that has either had a new case made to allow wrist wear or the case was, at some time, modifi ed and lugs were added to allow attachment of a strap. This form, depending on the quality of the movement, can be found ranging from $5,000. Our featured watch is an exception to the rule. According to archival records from the Swiss watchmaking legend, Vacheron & Constantin, whose company origin dates to 1755, the movement within this glorious wristwatch was produced in 1899. The compact, yet not miniaturized, mechanism is made in the fi nest tradition, with beautifully frosted levers glowing softly over bright nickel fi nished plates and bridges. The design features a repeating function that chimes both the hours Neat Stuff by Cover Your Cracked Concrete SCM is always searching for good solutions to messy problems, and we noticed RaceDeck's easy-to-install garage tiles during Monterey Car Week and the recent SEMA show in Las Vegas. These heavy-duty plastic tiles snap into place without any tools, and they're easy to clean. RaceDeck has been around for 10 years, and the tiles carry a 15-year warranty. Best of all, they solve the problem of that cracked, stained garage fl oor for $2.69 to $4.49 per square foot. There are 10 standard colors and plenty of custom colors. Visitors to the website can design their new garage/man cave fl oor. www.racedeck.com. and any fi ve-minute intervals past the hour. It also has a chronograph mechanism that offers stopwatch capabilities, which are operated via a single button through the winding crown. For unknown rea- Details Production Date: 1899 to 1946 Best place to wear one: To the Académie Horlogère Des Créateurs Indépendants awards dinner and reception (the world's most elite club of watchmakers and horologists). sons, Vacheron retained this movement for 47 years before making a wristwatch case and completing it for sale in 1946. The 18 carat rose gold case, which is marked with Vacheron's Maltese Cross trademark, Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/Service Availability: Cool Factor: is marked is best): “1” above the various hallmarks, which is likely an indication of its unique production. Given the 32 mm width of the movement and the fact that men did not start wearing wristwatches until the 1920s, it is clear that the movement was designed and built for a small pocket watch case but, for some reason, never completed. The fi nished product, which was oversized by 1940s standards, is a perfect size in today's market, as it measures a generous 38 mm across the case. A further testament to the originality and complexity of this rare watch are the recent service documents from Vacheron, where the watch underwent a comprehensive restoration in 2009 to the tune of $13,500. The work included refi nishing of all of the plates and bridges and dial, plus new lube oil and fi lter. As the manufacturer will never service a modifi ed watch, the fact that Vacheron accepted the job certifi es that they recognize it as completely original. If a watch like this makes your heart go pitter-pat, it is unlikely to fi nd any other that is honestly comparable. Most experts would agree that this watch shouldn't exist in the fi rst place. But isn't continuing the search the essence of collecting at the top levels? By the way, this watch is for sale at $120,000, but not by me. Shelby Green Hornet Watch Carroll Shelby's legendary 1968 “ ch “G Hornet” Shelby EXP500 prototype a crowds at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering during Monterey Car We this past August. a W There is only one Green Hornet—and one Carroll Shelby— but a limited-edition watch celebrates both the car and the man. Only 200 MARCH LA.B Shelby Limited Edition Watches exist, and each timepiece has a wood dial that evokes the Green Hornet's original dashboard. The waterproof watch features a 40mm L stainless-steel case, Swiss quartz m ment, a case back with the Shelby l and a perforated band with Green H leather lining. , 3 m l H wood dashboard with serial numbe of the 1968 Shelby EXP500 and hist information. The watch is $1,500. www. march-lab.com. ♦ The watch is packaged with a re , w 26 Sports Car Market


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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1972 Ferrari 312 P Targa Florio In the early 1970s automobile racing was still, well just that. It was automobile racing: men and machines together. No one even knew the word “telem- etry.” International broadcast rights, licens- ing deals and merchandising were far from the primary goals. You could still approach the superstar drivers without fear of being trampled by an entourage or being rebuffed by overprotective piranhas—managers and agents hovering around their meal ticket. Like many fellow enthusiasts, my interest in most auto racing pretty much ends after the early 1970s. That said, the early 1970s was still a golden time, at least for me. I think the band of enthusiasts over at GMP must feel that way too. They have been hard at work creating a wonderful series of racing Ferraris in 1:18 scale. They attracted great attention and deserved praise with their Ferrari 330 P4 models in several variations, and now that they have us hooked, I predict that many wallets will be begging for mercy. Shown here is their sensational brand-new release of the Ferrari 312 P as the 1972 Targa Florio winner. This is the fourth model in their series of 312s, and there are a few more exciting 312 P releases in the pipeline. This Targa version is a serial-numbered limited edition of 1000 pieces. Some of you may have noticed that I wrote 312 Model Details Production date: 2010 to 2011 Quantity: 1,000 SCM Five-Star Rating: Overal Quality: Authenticity: Overall Value: Web: www.gmpdiecast.com P instead of 312 PB. Apparently Ferrari stepped in and insisted that this model be marketed as a 312 P. I did some digging into my research fi les and found reference from the late Gerald Roush dating back to March 1992, where he clearly explained the offi cial 312 P and unoffi cial 312 PB nomenclature. When viewing this model, the fi rst thing that hits me is the vast amount of comprehensive detail. Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Behind the Wheel: The Great Automobile Afi cionados By Robert Puyal, Flammarion, 240 pages, $32.97, Amazon I'm privileged to sit in a charmingly ratty local coffee shop on many a morning, surrounded by a collection of car guys. The attendance varies, but there are former and current racers, car dealers, collectors, journalists, photographers, panel beaters and liars. The age, the politics, the means all vary, but they all have one thing common to their DNA: car guys through and through. They are, in a fancy French way of talking, afi cionados. The fancy Frenchman who brings this to mind is Robert Puyal and his new book, Behind the Wheel: The Great Automobile Afi cionados. This coffee-table book is a col- lection of 54 profi les and some 200 images of men and women who display a genetic attraction to speed or the subtle curve of a fender. The profi les range from the obvious titans of industry and sport (Henry Ford and Louis Renault, Colin Chapman and Jackie Stewart, Juan Manuel Fangio and Enzo Ferrari) to the obscure (Peugeot's Jules Goux, collector Pierre Bardinon) and the just plain odd (Quentin Tarantino? Really?). There is a strong French or international bias to the choices, so don't expect a profi le of ol' A.J. or the Woods Brothers. Instead, expect to be surprised by great tales of names you don't know. Most of the profi les are about the length of a magazine article. They're 28 concise biographies that put the subject in context and are full of facts and telling details. One of my favorites is of little-known (at least in America) Jules Bonnot, a criminal in turn-of-the-century France who popularized (if he didn't outright invent) the getaway car. Imagine the shock in 1911 when a bold new kind of bank robber disappears in a cloud of oil smoke and dust, simply driving away from horse-mounted police. Sacrebleu! Each profi le peels back another layer of the car-guy ge- nome, and like the oil-stained wretches we all are, each profi le helps us recognize ourselves in the past exploits of great automobile afi cionados. Provenance: Robert Puyal, a French automotive journalist, has done plenty of research on the various profi les. Fit and fi nish: an abundance of interesting images to support the profi les. Behind the Wheel A handsome, large-scale book with a nice design and is being published in France as Les fous du Volant. Well printed in China. Drivability: Bit-sized pieces of automotive history are nicely con- structed, although the French to English translation leaves a few rough spots for readers. All in all, it's a worthwhile addition to the bookshelf, with more interesting stories to tell then a more typical automotive history—and there is a singular sort of characters chosen to profi le. And it's full of amazing facts to share at your morning car guy coffee roundtable. ♦ Sports Car Market Add the excellent overall level of fi t and fi nish, and just like the real car, you have one winner of a model. The scope of research that went into bringing this wonderful model to fruition is substantial. I am mightily impressed. Details abound, so where do we start? Here's a list of working features: hinged rear body, removable front and rear body panels, opening doors, working steering and suspension and remov- able center panel over the engine. The front panel over the footwells also comes off. All four wheels can be removed with the use of an included wrench, and the gear shift can be moved through the gate! By the way, the removable panels fi t perfectly. There are no real negatives on this model. The only two minor—and I do mean minor—issues are placement of a few sponsor stickers and the use of bright chrome tape over the wheel weights instead of simulated silver duct tape. There is so much to look at and report on I can't fi t it in here. A few standout features are the upholstered seats that look just like those in the actual car. The dash is completely detailed, with some of the most delicate switchgear and wiring I've seen in ages. The engine and rear suspension are complete and complimented by accurate wires and hoses right down to fuel lines that appear to have fuel in them! This model is highly recommended. You'll want two of these: one for display with body on and one to show off all the mechanical bits. Very reasonably priced at $289.95.


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Affordable Classic 1976-86 Lotus Esprit James Bond's Car of the 1970s In 1978's “The Spy Who Loved Me” Roger Moore's white, wedge-shaped ride doubled as a submarine by Rob Sass Where's 007? S ome companies can lock one label into the consumer's mind. This is especially true in the auto industry. Volvos are safe, Subarus are sensible, Saabs are odd and Lotuses are lightweights. Lotus mastermind Colin Chapman's philosophy seemed to consist of omit- ting, thinning and paring—until the car collapsed on itself—and then put back the last thing either omitted, thinned or pared and calling it well done. All this made for cars that handled well and extracted the maximum performance out of the smallest and most efficient engines, but if Lotus gets a second label in the hearts and minds of car guys, it would have to be “fragile.” The economics of the 1970s, which included inflation and currency fluctuations, were not kind to Lotus. The company was forced to compete at unfamiliar price points. When Road & Track tested its first Lotus Elan in the early 1960s, they accepted the fact that during the course of the test, things would come loose or even fall off. After all, Lotus still offered some of its cars in kit form. That level of tolerance ended with the demise of Details Years produced: 1976-86 Number produced: 3,670 Original list price: $15,800 (1976) SCM Valuation: $6,500-$19,000 Tune-up cost: $250 Distributor cap: $25 Chassis number: A-pillar and door jamb (post-1980); engine compartment plate (pre-1980) Engine number: Block just below cylinder head near oil filter Club: Lotus Owners Group, P.O. Box L, College Park, MD, 20741 More: www.lotuscarclub.org Alternatives: 1976-80 Maserati Merak SS, 1972-76 Lamborghini Urraco P250, 1976 Jensen GT SCM Investment Grade: D 30 the Europa. Future Lotus cars would have to be less homemade and more professionally executed. The Esprit's mixed bag The first “real car” Lotus was the dreadful Elite of 1974. While the Elite was the most luxurious Lotus yet offered, its styling was bizarre and the new Lotus 907 twin-cam engine suffered teething troubles in both the Elite and the Jensen-Healey. Workmanship was no better than any previous Lotus product. The real replacement for the Europa came in the upmarket Esprit. First shown at the Turin Motor Show in 1972, it was a tour de force styling effort by Giorgetto Giugiaro and probably the best expression of the wedge theme popular in the 1970s. Underneath, it was typical Lotus. The color-impregnated fiber- glass body clothed a backbone frame and mid-engine architecture similar to the late Europa. And, like no Lotus since the 1950s Elite, the Esprit looked smashing. The first 1976 press cars all seemed to be yellow with polished, slotted Wolfrace alloy wheels and plaid cloth seat inserts reminiscent of Jackie Stewart's helmet. I remember wanting one in the worst way. Sadly, in the worst way is precisely how the early Esprits were delivered to their eager owners. Quality control was dismal. U.S.-spec cars were particularly disappointing from a performance standpoint, with the 507 engine forced to inhale through Zenith-Stromberg 175 carbs instead of the Dell'Orto units that the rest of the world got. The car's 0-60 mph times were around eight sec- onds, with a top speed of around 130 mph. It actually compared favorably with the much larger Maserati Merak, Ferrari Dino 308 GT/4 and Lamborghini Urraco. James Bond's ride Still, well-heeled enthusiasts everywhere clamored for the car, particularly after it made the highest profile car appearance in a Bond film since the Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5. In 1978's “The Spy Who Loved Me,” Roger Moore's white Esprit doubled as a submarine—and an immensely popular Corgi car. Series 2 cars from 1978-81 added a front air dam, cooling ducts behind the rear quarter windows, bespoke alloy wheels and Rover SD-1 taillights to replace the Fiat X1/9 sourced units. Sports Car Market


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Some began to grumble that the purity of the original Giugiaro design was being lost. The last of the normally aspirated Series 2 cars of 1981 had a 2.2-liter 907 engine known as the 912. From there on, the cars became more complex with the introduction of the turbocharged Essex Esprits. The final incarnation of the original Giugiaro Esprit came in 1986 and added Bosch fuel injection for the first time. Not an A-list car Esprits are sort of junior exotics in both execution and potential costs of running. They're not potentially ruinous like a Ferrari, but all except the best examples can be a genuine pain in the backside. Steel frames can and do rust, fiberglass can exhibit stress cracks and Renault-sourced gearboxes can be troublesome. The 907 engine is a perennial leaker from the cam covers, which leads to the noxious smell of burning oil in the cabin. Thankfully, Dave Bean Engineering has the fix for this—and the timing belt tensioner problem. In terms of collectible value, few Lotuses beyond the original Elite and race cars such as the Eleven have cracked the A-list. Series 1 and 2 Esprits are unlikely to do so. However, there has been some recent interest in the few really good examples out there. If you must have a legitimate Bond car, a white Lotus Esprit S1 is the cheapest route. It's unlikely that you'll lose any money on a great example. ♦ Seat Time Dr. Nick Rizos, Lake Havasu City, AZ: I bought my first Lotus Esprit Turbo, a new 1982 Canadian-spec car, in Toronto. I put 10,000 miles on it in eight months of daily driving. The car was a delight: a combination of crisp Go-Kart handling, exciting slingshotlike turbocharged acceleration above 3,000 rpm, fluttering turbo sounds, head-turning Giugiaro styling—and reliability. I replaced one alternator belt and performed oil and filter changes. Then, when I moved a year later to the sunny desert of Arizona, I traded it in on a new U.S.-spec. 1983 model, and I still own that vehicle today. The Canadian car was slightly quicker, with less headroom and a stiffer ride. I have driven my current Lotus throughout the Southwest in all kinds of road and weather conditions—except snow—and it still puts a big smile on my face. The air conditioning can't cool the black leather enough under the large windshield in the Arizona summers, so I drive it from September through May. Regarding ergonomics, entering and exiting over a wide sill and lack of seat adjustments are drawbacks. You do become adept at rear visibility with experience, and you develop an uncanny ability to know precisely where the front bumper is—without ever being able to see it from the driving position! The 5-speed shifter is good fun, except for reverse (pull up, push over, then pull back... whew). But then, the Lotus was built to GO, not back up! Even now, after 28 years, passersby of all ages acknowledge the distinctive Giugiaro styling of James Bond fame with smiles and thumbs-up everywhere I drive it. It's a keeper.


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Legal Files John Draneas Who Pays When a Mechanic Crashes Your Car? Every frame support was ripped apart, and the transaxle was missing—it had exploded on impact into a tree modified to a “Twin Turbo.” (On the Internet, some claim the value of cars like this can exceed $250,000.) This Ford GT had some running problems that were I threatening the owner's participation in an upcoming Ford GT rally. The owner turned to a tuner who was a mainstay on the Ford GT Forum and goes by the Internet alias “Shadowman.” According to Shadowman's own post on the Ford GT Forum (fordgt.forum.com), he secured the owner's registration, insurance information and a written authorization to test drive the car for diagnosis. Shadowman went on to write that he drove it down the highway in the slow lane in 3rd gear at 65 mph, accelerating in and out of the turbo boost while he monitored the boost to see what was happening. All of a sudden—and without any warning—he was “tossed off the highway and proceeded to fly backwards through several tree tops, as the drop off the highway was 60-plus feet” After crawling out of the wrecked car and up the embankment, Shadowman was rescued by a witness. Shadowman attributed the crash to a tire letting loose or a mechanical failure, and he claimed that this was supported by the right rear tire being off the wheel. Shadowman's post was followed by several posts expressing relief that he escaped serious injury, praising him for his integrity, and extolling his virtues as one of the most respected members of the forum's community. Another set of posts The owner posted his own version of events on the Bimmerboost Internet forum (www.bimmerboost.com). The owner claimed that Shadowman had described the damage to the GT as minor and that “he would be more worried about the possible damage done by the tow company pulling it up the embankment than the actual damage done by the accident.” The owner got a little worried about details and statements that he perceived as shady and evasive. Then he got very worried when Shadowman explained that he didn't carry insurance and the claim would have to be submitted to the owner's insurance carrier. So the owner immediately flew the 2,000 miles to see the car for himself. When he arrived at the tow company lot, he was shocked that the “minor” damage was a totally wrecked car. Each body panel was damaged, every frame support at the rear had been ripped apart, the transaxle was missing—it had exploded on impact into a tree—bark and sticks had punched holes through the exhaust and the one remaining turbo housing. The toll didn't end there. All the engine mounts were sheared and the engine had been pushed into the firewall. There did not appear to be any driveline issues, the tires all looked good (in contrast to what Shadowman had told him) and the airbag did not deploy. The owner was concerned about a vacuum line that was taped to the outside of the car and went from the en- 32 gine bay to a boost gauge on the front seat, which indicated that this was Shadowman's test method. More discoveries At the crash site, the owner found skid marks (contrary to Shadowman's account) indicating that the GT's back end came around and led it off the road backwards. He saw that the GT had sheared branches off trees 30 feet off the ground before hitting another tree and cutting it in half. The GT then dug into the ground and came to a stop. The finishing touches came when the cut-off half of the tree landed on top of the car and then came to rest against its side. There was blue and orange paint all over the trees, transmission parts 100 feet away, and engine parts scattered everywhere. The owner couldn't believe that Shadowman expected the owner's insurance policy to cover the damage. Shadowman had also filed a claim against the insurance company for his medical expenses. The owner felt that this violated the “unwritten code between exotic car owners that if you ever step behind the wheel of someone else's car, that you would be responsible for the car....” The owner's post was followed by an extensive number of posts expressing total support for his position, generally disparaging Shadowman's skills and character, swearing they never liked him, and expressing disgust for his lack of integrity. Legal Files' favorite post was one from a writer who said he “would have in no way been able to hold composure like the owner did. Twelve years in construction, six years in the military, and two combat tours, I would have probably went to jail for beating the guy senseless, ransacking his garage and then just turning everything over to lawyers to figure out lol!” Internet landmines Legal Files wonders what is wrong with these people! Obviously, neither Shadowman nor the owner got legal advice before publishing their stories in public forums accessible to the entire planet. They are both permanently on record with a version of events that might not withstand later critical inquiry. The owner has exposed himself to a potential defamation suit in which the onus will be on him to prove that every single word is true. No lawyer would have advised either of these men to write anything. And the comments…. Where did we get this fantasy that we can form meaningful relationships with other Internet forum members identified only by an alias, especially when they can so easily misrepresent themselves and their motives at every opportunity? Can we really believe that every word of their posts is accurate and fair? And do we really believe that we can defame people without liability because it's acceptable Internet behavior—or it's too much trouble for their lawyers to track us down? Sports Car Market t's not a good day when your mechanic calls and says, “Uh, I'm not sure how to say this, but I had a little accident with your car.” It's even worse when your car is a 2006 Ford GT Heritage that had been Photos: Bimmerboost.com


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Who Pays? Legal Files understands the owner's concern about Shadowman's method of testing the boost on the GT, so it consulted Jeff Gamroth, of Rothsport Racing in Tualatin, OR. Gamroth is a nationally known builder of Porsche race cars, both turbocharged and normally aspirated. Asked about the “hose through the window” test method, Gamroth said: “I've done the same thing. It's an acceptable method, although not the best. It's very distracting to try to drive a fast car at speed and simultaneously watch any sort of gauge. I'm not at all surprised about what happened.” As for other approaches, Gamroth said, “The best thing to do is put the car on a chassis dyno. There's lots of them around, and they are totally safe as the car sits stationary. You can fully test anything you want without worry. But if you think you need to drive the car for some reason, you can put a data logger on it. That way, you can drive safely and review the data as closely as you want afterward.” Whatever Shadowman's culpability might be, the owner is off-target thinking that his insurance should stay out of the mix. In the vast majority of situations, the owner's policy covers the damage. Take a look at your own policy. It will probably defi ne the “insured” to include not only you and your family, but also anyone who drives your car with your permission—such as your mechanic. If the mechanic has other insurance coverage, such as a garagekeeper's policy, it will likely provide only “secondary” coverage. That is, your auto policy provides the “primary” coverage. If the damage to the car exceeds your policy's limit, his policy then kicks in until its limit is exhausted. But until your policy's coverage is exhausted, the mechanic's policy is out of the picture. That's how the system works, said McKeel Hagerty at Hagerty Collector Car Insurance Company. Hagerty describes this as, “perhaps one of the greatest misunderstandings about car insurance, some sort of big urban myth. When you let someone else drive your car, you can't negotiate whose insurance policy is going to be at risk.” Hagerty and Legal Files are both unaware of any “unwritten code” that the driver becomes responsible. “Even when you have relatively clear fault in a two-car crash, it's still your insurance company that usually fi xes your car,” Hagerty said. “Afterward, it then decides whether to pursue recovery of its losses from the other driver or insurance company, not you.” Further, you can't solve the problem by refusing to fi le a claim. As an insured under your policy, the driver can fi le the claim himself. Plus, since he is an insured with the same rights under the policy as you have, his medical bills can get covered just the same as yours would have been. Protecting Yourself As car enthusiasts, we sometimes form close bonds with our cars, and they can become so precious to us that we don't want to let others drive them. But they are, after all, just cars. They break, and they need repairs. Sometimes, the mechanic can't really fi x them without driving them—either to diagnose the problem or to verify that it's been corrected. Most mechanics are responsible, and drive their customers' cars carefully. Be as sure as you can that yours fi ts into that category. In this case, the owner received a check for the full value of his Ford GT and was made whole. However, neither the owner nor Shadowman can claim the same restoration of their reputations. Legal Files' advice is that when an Internet fi restorm erupts, and it appears headed towards you, hunker down and call your attorney. Don't type a rejoinder and hit the “send” button no matter how justifi ed you might feel—you're just adding unwanted fuel to the fi re. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney.


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From the Paddock Murray Smith So, You Want to Race Old Cars? I have tried to be rational, but remember that racing is a passion that is not subject to logical impulses ing the somewhat confusing definitions applied to old car racing before deciding on a course of action to put you in the driver's seat. Many years ago, the Vintage Y Sports Car Club in the U.K. started holding events for cars built prior to 1930, and classified the vehicles as “Vintage.” Somewhat later, cars built prior to 1940 were termed “Post Vintage Thoroughbred.” In the early 1960s, when pioneers started racing 1950s Grand Prix and sports cars, the descriptor “Historics” came into play. Anything built after that—but not current—seems to be generally described by its class name, such as Group C or FIA Manufacturer's Championship. So if you want to go Vintage or Historic Racing there are categories within that wide field for virtually every conceivable motor car that ever smelt a race track. What should you race? Choosing a first old car for racing involves answering these ques- tions: Why are you taking up this potentially expensive and somewhat perilous pastime? What do you want to achieve in this new field? How much money do you have available to indulge in this new game? Where and with whom do you want to practice your new sport? Do you want to eventually graduate to becoming a racing driver in current automobiles? Or is a love of old cars and a strong desire to drive them in their appropriate competitive idiom enough? My own problem is that I really like just about every kind of com- petition car ever built—from the 1904 Mors that ran Paris to Madrid on wooden wheels shod with virtually solid tires on dirt roads at astoundingly high speeds, to the Formula One Ferraris of the late 1960s with their white, higgledy-piggledy exhausts. So, how can you narrow the field? Two major criteria rule here: what do you like and what can you afford? You should take a good look at where you want to go with this, both geographically and realistically. If your intent is to meet like-minded folk while driving a nice car, then pick a sports car that you can use on tours like the Colorado Grand and races like the Le Mans Classic. Then you should buy what you like and what you can afford—with- out breaking the bank or waking up the wife. Good cars for this include the Triumph TR3, an Alfa Romeo Giulietta, a Porsche 356 or an early Porsche 911. There are many events for cars like these, particularly if the car has some real competitive history. These types of cars will provide plenty of fun, such as driving to meet pals at the pub or whistling through the mountains on tours with 34 Is this in your future? the wind in your hair—if you have any left. Or you can be part of a festive and privileged group that provides the entertainment at one of the great vintage races—if you can get an entry. More on this critical issue later. What if only a race car will do? If purpose-built race cars stir your motoring juices—and you can afford the pain and cost of getting these kinds of cars to the tracks where they can be used—then you have another choice to make: How fast do you really want to go? At this stage, see whether the beast of your choice runs on slick or treaded tires. After solving these dilemmas—and assuming that you are a skilled road driver—I would start learning track craft, car control, and the many other nuances of racing by buying and driving a Formula Ford of the 1970s. If you are of a slightly more traditional turn, a Formula Junior from the 1950s or 1960s is the way to go. If you live in the United States, Formula Ford is best, and you can get started for less than $30k. In the U.K. or Europe, there is a well-organized series of events for Formula Junior, and you can get started for $75k and potentially have a championship-winning car for $125k. When getting started, find an informed pal to talk to you if you can, and join the clubs who organize events for the kind of cars you like. In the U.S., the Vintage Sports Car Club of America, the Historic Motor Sports Association or the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association are all very helpful. In Europe, the Vintage Sports-Car Club or the Historic Sports Car Club could point you in the right direction, even if you lack fluent French, Italian or German. Looking for cars In all of the above, I have tried to be rational, but bear in mind that an active interest or participation in racing is a passion not subject to Sports Car Market ou're thinking about racing old cars, but you're not sure where to begin. Let's start by clarify


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logical impulses. However, I hope you use careful thoughts to get onto the track in the right car. Here are some guidelines: Buy cars that you like a lot, for their aesthetics, memories, afford- ability or potential competitiveness. Buy the best example you can afford, from the point of view of provenance, originality and condition. Think about your ambitions and select a car that will help you achieve them. An ex-works Jaguar will help you get entries to exclusive events, but so will a rare and original Arnott. You might not be a potential winner, but you will be out there with the greats and have the best seat in the house. However good the car of your dreams may look, keep a reserve of cash to remedy the problems that will undoubtedly surface. Finally, here is my “Tickets to Ride Section.” This is what I recommend and what it might cost you to get started: • Economy racer: Austin Ulster, for $30k. • All-round sports and racer: Bentley or Alvis, for up to $350k. • Post-war economy racer: Formula Ford, for $20k to $30k. • Reasonable racer: Formula Junior or Formula Three, for $60k to $120k, or you could get a Cooper Bristol for $75k. • Expensive racer: Maserati 250F, for $1.5m to $2.5m. • Economy sports: Austin-Healey Sprite, for $40k. • Reasonable sports: Lola Mk1, for $200k. • Expensive sports: Alfa Romeo TZ1, for $750k. I would not get into Group C and the faster sports and racing cars of the 1970s and 1980s at this neophyte stage. We'll talk about those another time. In the end, no matter where you start, remember that you're out there to have fun—without frightening yourself too much. ♦ Ear-to-ear grins under their helmets January 2011 35


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Event Hershey 2010 Hershey Fall Meet For whatever reason, a good many of my former fellow travelers just don't seem to be up for walking 25 miles of booths any longer by Robert Ames Details Plan ahead: October 4-8, 2011 Where: AACA Eastern Regional Fall Meet, Hershey, PA Cost: Admission is free to the giant swap meet, car corral and car show events. A daily parking fee is charged. People selling cars, parts or anything else must be members of AACA More: www.hersheyaaca.org Brighton Veteran Car Run machine. The choices were many, with a wide variety of type, condition and price. There were probably more brass lamps and horns to see than are available online at any given moment. Plus, buyers can closely examine parts and look the seller in the eye during negotiations. 1903 Searchmont I 've been making the annual pilgrimage to Pennsylvania for the Hershey Antique Automobile Club of America Fall Meet—the world's largest swap meet—for a couple of decades. In recent years, my group from Portland, OR has dwindled in size. The Internet has changed our hobby and the quest for collector cars, parts, collectibles and information. Sooner or later, everything we need all seems to be on eBay, the specialist dealer web sites or those run by the one-make car clubs. There is also the fact that much of the hobby is graying. Someone recently told me the average age of an Early Ford V8 Club member is now north of 70 years. For whatever reason, a good many of my former fellow travelers just don't seem to be up for walking 25 miles of booths any longer! Reasons to keep on keeping on Let's boil my reasons for continued attendance down to three fac- tors: The first reason I attend is to learn. No other event brings together so much knowledge of automobile history and restoration techniques. Fellow SCMer John Mitchell recently purchased a 1904 Clarkmobile sole survivor, and very little is known about this car. While we didn't find anyone with specific knowledge of the make during our swap meet hunt, we were given endless leads and we found copies of original Clarkmobile advertising at the AACA library. Another reason for the trek is social. Dozens of one-make clubs have booths, and many provide refreshments and a place to relax and meet fellow members from other parts of the country. Many clubs make the occasion their annual meeting. Perhaps the biggest presence is that of the Packard Owners Club, whose massive tent anchors a 100-yard-long row of stalls dedicated to the marque. It's called Packard Row, and it's been a Hershey fixture for many years. The third excuse for abandoning home and hearth is to search for that elusive missing piece of your collection or just add to the hoard. For John, it was brass lamps and horn for his newly found London to 36 Looking for a new old car In my case, I was after another London to Brighton-eligible car. Having sold the 1902 Renault I'd kept in England for the past dozen years—and subsequently suffering a near-fatal case of seller's remorse—I was squarely on the rebound. RM Auctions had nine smaller-horsepower London to Brighton- eligible cars in its Thursday night sale. And, on Friday, RM offered a famous 1903 Packard with an unbroken provenance from new. Former owners of that old Packard included Bill Harrah, General Lyons, Drew Lewis and most recently John O'Quinn, who purchased it shortly before his fatal accident. Sadly, I was the under bidder. Not surprisingly, my final bid exceeded the maximum I'd written in the catalog before the auction. But not by enough, as it turned out. Only during Hershey week do you have multiple choices for some- thing as thin on the ground as a London to Brighton car. Happily, Brass Era guru Stu Laidlaw brought a magnificent 1903 Searchmont to the show, and as of deadline, my negotiations to buy the car were ongoing. Car corrals, signs and that swap meet There seemed to be lots of new swap meet offerings from estate col- lections—or from those driven out of long-time ownership by current economic conditions. The highlight in the sea of reproduction parts on display were Bob Drake's 1940 Ford stampings. The mocked-up coupe on display was surrounded whenever we passed by. Pieces seemed more negotiable than in the past, and we noticed many sold signs on cars in the corral. Among the huge array of garage art in thousands of booths, the porcelain and lithographed signs continued to show up in large numbers. At Hershey all those signs that are too big to send via UPS are there—and often at prices that would buy a nice 1950s convertible. Prices seem all over the map. The lack of market discipline fascinates this former econ major. Is all this just really show and tell? I'll be returning to Hershey as long as I can spend four ten-hour- days afoot. Maybe one day I'll need to get a golf cart—and if I do, I'm sure I can find just the vintage Cushman I need at the swap meet. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Event Ironstone Concours 2010 Ironstone Concours d'Elegance Curiosities included a rarely seen 1957 Zundapp Janus micro car and an all-original 1913 Excelsior motorcycle by Michael Leven 2010 Ironstone Concours d'Elegance entries ready to be viewed, judged, and enjoyed T here are worse vices than fine wine and interesting cars, and it was great to be able to indulge in both at the 14th Annual Ironstone Concours d'Elegance, held in scenic Murphys, California. This quaint hamlet, also known as “The Queen of the Sierra” is the center of the ever-growing Calaveras County wine region, and Ironstone Vineyards is the highest-profile winery in the area. Built into the hillside to take advantage of the natural insulating properties of the surrounding earth and granite, the winery structures resemble an old mine, the remnants of which still dot the landscape in this part of the Mother Lode. Ironstone is owned by John Kautz and his family, who have sub- stantial vineyard holdings both in the Sierra Foothills near the winery, and in Lodi in the vast San Joaquin Valley. With the family business based in agriculture, it is natural that the proceeds from the event go to benefit the 4-H Club, as well as Future Farmers of America. The event has provided nearly $500,000 to these two organizations over the years. Underlining the stature this show has gained was a large entry of well-presented cars from all over Northern California. Cars and owners came from all corners: from Redding (a delightful 1931 Plymouth Convertible) to Los Altos (a very handsome 1930 Pierce-Arrow B Roadster with Pebble Beach-winning provenance) to nearby Sonora (a 1955 Chevrolet Nomad in India Ivory over Matador Red just like my grandfather's). Details Plan ahead: September 24, 2011 Where: Ironstone Winery, Murphys, CA Cost: $20 per adult or $35 per couple or family, and vehicle entry was $45 for the first car and $35 for each additional car (in 2010) More: www.ironstonefoundation.org 38 Sports Car Market The concours now boasts a large number of national sponsors who help underwrite the proceedings, including Sports Car Market. The featured car of the event was the fabulous 1938 Phantom Corsair, brought from the National Automobile Museum in Reno, NV. Designed by condiment heir Rust Heinz and built by Bohman & Schwartz on Cord 810 running gear, this futuristic car was used as a rolling advertisement for the young Heinz's design aspirations. Among the 31 classes and 230-plus entries, there were many wonder- ful vehicles including SCMers Jay and Christina Moore's spectacular, 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Gurney Nutting Continental Drophead convertible, which took the award for Best of Show, Open Coachwork. Another favorite was Bill and Dee Kuettel's 1928 Lincoln L Collapsible Town Cabriolet by Holbrook, which won Best of Show, Closed Coachwork. Other highlights included Pete and Tom Van Steyn's beautifully restored 1936 Reo Speedwagon pickup; Patrick McHenry's 1949 Buick Roadmaster Ionia Estate Wagon, which is a real tribute to post-war American swagger; and Katherine Meermans' unrestored 1966 427 Cobra with 26,000 original miles. Curiosities included a rarely seen 1957 Zundapp Janus micro car and an all-original 1913 Excelsior motorcycle. The field also included strong Packard and Model A classes, a large and impressive lineup of 1950's American iron, several wooden boats and vintage campers, a great and varied collection of European sports cars, and a very large congregation of early Ford Thunderbirds in every pastel color imaginable. ♦


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Ferrari Profile 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Shooting Brake While the car's presence is an asset to any event, it is not a factory-authorized build, which makes it ineligible for judging at many shows By Steve Ahlgrim Details Year produced: 1972 Number produced: 1 Original list price: $65,000 SCM Valuation: $240,000-$325,000 (for standard Daytonas) Tune-up cost: $3,000 Distributor cap: $450 Chassis #: Stamped on the passenger side frame rail next to the engine Engine #: Stamped on a flange on the rear passenger side of block Club: Ferrari Club of America, P.O. Box 720597, Atlanta, GA, 30358; Ferrari Owner's Club, 8642 Cleta Street, Downey, CA 90241 More: www.FerrariClubofAmerica.org Alternatives: Maserati Boomerang, Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Michelotti NART Spider, Chinetti-designed, Vignalebuilt Ferrari 330 GT Shooting Brake SCM Investment Grade: B (for a standard Daytona) Coachwork by Panther Westwinds to a design by Luigi Chinetti Jr. Chassis number: 15275 I ntroduced in 1968 with production beginning in 1969, the 365 GTB/4 Daytona was Ferrari's response to an evolving market and changing regulations in the United States. Compared to Ferrari's earlier cars, the 365 GTB/4 was bigger, both in bulk and in power, more luxuriously equipped and was wrapped in a Pininfarina-designed, Scaglietti-built body that was a departure from earlier Ferraris. Pininfarina's landmark design epitomized the ulti- mate in front-engined, V12-powered berlinettas, a combination of beauty and performance that has become an icon of design. Conceived by Luigi Chinetti Jr. with detail layout by Gene Garfi nkle for Bob Gittelman, a Miami home builder, this dramatic Ferrari was clothed by British coachbuilder Panther Westwinds. It is a remarkable statement that integrates neatly with the Daytona's style. The side windows curve gently into the roof for visibility and an airy feel that belies the bulk of the added bodywork. Access to the rear compartment is through the side windows which are hinged at the top and open gullwingstyle. The instruments are concentrated in the center binnacle and angle toward the driver. Luxuriously trimmed in tan Connolly suede leather complemented by a rich wood paneled rear deck, the Chinetti Shooting Brake is fi nished in a menacing black livery that enhances the Daytona's unique lines, and the entire theme is set off by an orange panel across the nose. One of the most recognized one-offs in Ferrari his- tory, the car's daring styling befi ts a luxury lifestyle that may require additional space for luggage, sporting 40 equipment or perhaps a loyal dog. Always ready to take advantage of the arrival of fresh powder on the ski slopes or of migrating waterfowl, it is a unique statement of refi ned design and utility. This is the only one in the world, and this is an outstanding opportunity for a discerning collector to acquire a Ferrari that will be a highlight in any collection, an eagerly awaited participant in any major concours or Ferrari gathering and an ideal car for long-distance tours and events. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 66, sold for $300,000 at Bonhams' Dubai auction on October 11, 2010. The station wagon might be the most pedestrian of all automobile models. Created to help Mom, Pop, and the kids perform the most mundane daily tasks, station wagons may be practical, but they can also be downright boring. However, fi t a stylish, roomy body to a luxury chas- sis, call it a Shooting Brake, trim it in the fi nest materials and the station wagon becomes one of the rarest and most interesting models of the automobile world Shooting Brakes are a carryover from the horse -and-buggy era. The term refers to a model of carriage chassis—a brake—fi tted with a closed, wagon-style body designed to carry a hunting party to the fi eld. The model became known as a shooting brake and was an extravagance found exclusively on the estates of wealthy landowners. When the motorcar came onto the scene, having a Shooting Brake built by a premier luxury or sporting car manufacturer just seemed natural. Rolls, Bentley, 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Lot S646, s/n 15569 Condition 1Sold at $309,500 Russo and Steele, Monterey, CA, 8/14/08 SCM# 117515 Comps 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Lot 140, s/n 15367 Condition 3Sold at $279,285 Bonhams, Paris, FRA, 2/7/09 SCM# 119699 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Shooting Brake Lot 345, s/n 15275 Condition 2- Not sold at $300,000 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/14/08 SCM# 117457 Sports Car Market Photos: Bonhams


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SCM Digital Bonus and, later, Aston Martin were among the manufacturers commissioned to build Shooting Brakes. It is the irony of seeing the most pedestrian of automobile bodies on the most extravagant chassis that makes the model so fascinating today. Fame but no fortune There are few Ferraris that are universally known as an individual, specific one-of-one car. One look tells you which Ferrari they are, and it doesn't take a check of the chassis number to remember something about its particulars. It is arguable that due to its unique design, the 1961 250 SWB-based Breadvan is the most well-known individual Ferrari on the planet. Everyone who's seen the Breadvan can identify it again—and probably tell you at least a sentence about it. The Daytona Shooting Brake is another of those cars. The Daytona Shooting Brake has been featured in the Prancing Horse magazine, Road & Track (twice), Classic & Sports Car, and other magazines. It has been in four Bonhams catalogues, with details in all the publications following the auction scene. If you follow Ferraris, you've seen this car and prob- ably know something about it. While the magazine reviews were almost universally favorable, celebrity has not enhanced the car's value. While a beautiful and interesting car, the Daytona has been a tough sell. It has been available for purchase much of its existence and found few takers. The original owner first put it on the market in 1980. It took until 1986, when Texas oilman John Mecom Jr. bought it, for the car to find a new home. 1987 was a tough year for the oil business, and Mr. Mecom sold most of his cars at the 1988 Barrett-Jackson auction. Collector and dealer Bill Kontes bought the Daytona at Barrett-Jackson, and the car spent the next eleven years as a prized member of his inventory. Kontes finally sold the Daytona to a Paris-based collector of one-off cars in 1999. The Paris collector consigned the car to Bonhams for its 2003 Gstaad auction, where the final bid was $254,880. It was again offered at Gstaad in 2005, where the final bid was $251,861. Bonhams once again offered the car at its 2008 Monterey auction, where the final number was $300,000. While the car was reported sold at two of the three Bonhams auctions, it appears the same Paris collector was somehow involved with the car at all the auctions—including the one in Dubai. Why so few winning bids? A couple factors have made this one-off Daytona a tough sell. While it was de- signed as a luxury wagon for running errands around town, it fell short of that goal. Heavy steering made city driving a chore, and the expanse of glass with marginal air conditioning made Miami commuting less than fun. The car should be an ideal show car but it's not. While the car's presence is an asset to any show, it is not a factory-authorized build, which makes it ineligible for judging at many shows. Spending hours and dollars schlepping a car to a show where it can only be entered for display appeals to few owners. Finally it's not a good choice for a tour car. As a one-off, virtually all of the bodywork is unique. Anything damaged while touring could be very difficult to repair. Unfortunately for the owner and the Ferrari enthusiasts, this car will likely not make many trips from the garage. It's hard to argue that the $300,000 this car brought at Dubai isn't a good price. History has shown the car to have a thin market, but I can't help but think it should be worth more. Put this car in any assembly of Ferraris, and viewers will gravitate to it. It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it will attract more attention than cars costing three times its price. The car is a credible exercise with good reviews, and will never embarrass the owner. Under the circumstances, I have to call the car well sold, but the buyer got an awful lot of bang for his buck, so I have to call it well bought too. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) January 2011 41


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Sheehan Speaks Michael Sheehan Cracking Ferrari's Enigma Codes A substandard installation by some car stereo shop can cause hours of diagnosing OBD II codes First find the OBD II port, then hunt down the gremlins possibilities. To understand how this situation came about, let's begin with a brief history lesson. While Swedish engineer Jonas Hesselman developed mechanical fuel injection in I 1925, nothing inspires industrial progress like a world war. So, fuel injection systems were greatly improved for use on aircraft engines and tanks in World War II. Mercedes-Benz has used mechanical fuel injection since the 1950s, but the com- puter age changed the rules, and the first low-cost production car with fuel injection and a basic, on-board computer was the Volkswagen Type 3 in 1969. By 1975, the Datsun 280Z had an on-board computer that helped make fuel injec- tion adjustments. By 1980, GM had a built-in Engine Control Module on California cars, although the device was only for pre-delivery testing. California changes the rules In 1987, the California Air Resources Board ruled that all new cars sold in California must have basic on-board diagnostic capability. In 1988, the Society of Automotive Engineers outlined a 16-prong connector and standard diagnostic test signal protocols for future systems. In 1994, California created a statewide emissions testing program built around semi-standardized specifications. On-board car computer systems are now a fact of life. The complications begin when each of the car's systems talk to other systems. As a quick example, modern Ferraris have their outside air temperature sensor built into the left mirror, and air temperature information is relayed to the entertainment system for display, to the engine management system, the air conditioning system, the evaporative system and more. All of those systems integrate that temperature into their operating systems. 42 n my October column, I wrote that the factory laptop used to diagnose electrical and mechanical systems of modern Ferraris does not give definitive answers to problems. Instead, the computer merely gives a list of as many as 1,500 options and Developing, integrating and problem-solving these on-board computer systems is a function of economics of scale. As an example of the costs involved—and Ferrari's desire to be on the leading edge—the U.S. model of the Ferrari F40 was the first car to use a metallic core catalyst. The federal Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation homologation process was $11m in 1988-89 dollars, which was amortized over a mere 210 U.S.-model F40s. That's more than $50k per car! Ferrari builds about 6,000 cars a year in four very different models: the long-in-the-tooth 612; the soonto-be replaced 599; the California and the 458. Each is expected to offer luxury and dependability—and crank out well over 100 horsepower per liter and scream to 8,000 rpm after a quick warm-up. Yet, these cars must meet the same emissions standards as a Ford Focus. It is logistically and financially impossible for Ferrari to build a fleet of pre-production cars and drive them for millions of miles in wildly varied environments to root out potential problems in on-board computers. Ferrari also had to develop their car computer man- agement systems without the benefit of a deep-pocketed big brother. One only has to go down the road a mere 21 miles to Lamborghini, where engineers had the benefit of a Chrysler-derived engine management and Sports Car Market Photo: Michael Sheehan


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emissions system through the 1990s. Lamborghini then switched to an Audi-derived system with the Gallardo in 2005. “Global companies such as Ford, GM and VW build, test and crush more cars a year in/during their product development and certification than Ferrari builds,” said a senior executive at a major car company. Pity the Ferrari shop Today virtually all shops and Ferrari mechanics work with a standardized amount of time for any given job. No shop or mechanic wants to turn a 30-minute systems inspection into a two-day troubleshooting process, but it happens. No one wins in this scenario, as the shop and me- chanic can't charge for the hours spent looking down rabbit holes, and the owner is not eager to pay for an exploratory mission. Just as Ferrari can't match GM in emissions research or test car budgets, Ferrari dealers and independent repair shops will never see the same volume of cars in their service departments. A small authorized Ferrari dealer will see 100 to 125 cars a month, while a large dealer will service 200 cars a month. My local Chevy dealer services 600 to 800 cars a month, so those technicians see and solve far more problems every year. A painstaking system Most Ferrari diagnostic checks begin with a cold start after an overnight cool-down, and the process moves on to a drive sequence. The simplest checks have five steps and start with a cold engine that is allowed to idle for four minutes. Then, according to the manual: “Drive the car normally (no hard accelerating or erratic shifting) in 3rd or 4th gear at 2,000 to 4,500 rpm at a constant speed for 3.5 miles. Then slow down in 4th gear from 4,400 to 2,000 rpm.” Try to find a place in city traffic to drive in 4th gear at 4,500 rpm— let alone follow the next three steps. The more complicated tests all have more than a dozen equally impractical steps for a single test cycle. “It's like having a large office network of PCs that quits working,” a Ferrari service manager said. “Is it software, hardware, cables or a user fault?” Radar detectors, stereos, rear view cameras and other aftermarket components can add to the problem. A substandard installation in some car stereo shop can cause hours of diagnosing OBD II codes. The future The good news is that the latest Ferraris, such as the California and 458, have more comprehensive integrated diagnostic systems. Ferrari's latest Diagnostic Easy Integrated System laptops are connected directly to the factory through the Internet. The latest software updates are automatically downloaded from the factory to the dealer overnight via the internet, which sometimes makes the diagnosis easier. How to avoid trouble Here are a few tips to keep your modern Ferarri happy. Many Ferraris sit for weeks—if not months—without being driven, and nothing will trigger OBD II warnings faster than low-voltage starts. Do not disconnect the battery when your car is parked, as the computers will want to reset, which is begging for problems. All new Ferraris come with a battery tender. Use it and never start your Ferrari when the battery is low. Allow your car to warm up slowly and drive moderately until the temperatures are up. If there are electrical gremlins, take your Ferrari to the largest and best-equipped shop in your area and have patience. That shop becomes your partner in trying to solve the problems. While all the questions may seem obscure, the answers can help with the solve the problem. All this is part of the price of owning one of the most exclusive cars on the planet. ♦ January 2011 43


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English Profi le 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II Sports Saloon It's a project, but being dismantled for so long kept it original, and it deserves the right—and expensive–restoration by Paul Hardiman Details Years produced: 1958-63 Number produced: 1,110 Original list price: $10,550 SCM valuation $140,000-$225,000 Tune-up cost: $900 Distributor cap: $83 Chassis #: Engine compartment on right of scuttle Engine #: Stamped on right side of engine block Club: Aston Martin Owners' Club, Drayton St Leonard, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 7BG More: www.amoc.org Alternatives: 1960-63 Ferrari 250 GTE, 1957-64 Maserati 3500 GT, 1954-63 AC Aceca SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: DB4331R revisions, until 1970. A new design by Tadek Marek, the DB4's all-alloy, C twin-overhead-camshaft 6-cylinder engine featured “square” bore and stroke dimensions of 92 mm for a displacement of 3,670cc and developed its maximum output of 240 bhp at 5500 rpm. The David Brown gearbox was a new four-speed, all-synchromesh unit. An immensely strong platform-type chassis replaced the DB2/4's multi-tubular space frame, the latter being considered incompatible with Touring's Superleggera body construction, which employed its own lightweight tubular structure to support the aluminum-alloy body panels. The DB4's peerless credentials as a Grand Routier were summed up thus by The Motor: “Performance, controllability and comfort have been combined in the Aston Martin DB4 to make it a highly desirable car: one in which long journeys can be completed very quickly indeed with the minimum of risk or discomfort and the maximum of pleasure.” Manufactured between October 1958 and June 1963, the DB4 developed through fi ve series as the model gradually metamorphosed into the DB5. The fi rst series had already undergone a number of improvements, including the fi tting of heavy-duty bumpers after the fi rst 50 cars. The second series arrived in January 1960, with a front-hinged bonnet, bigger brake calipers and an 44 lassically proportioned and instantly recognizable from the moment of its introduction in 1958, the Touring-styled DB4 established a look that would survive, with only minor enlarged sump. The vendor advises us that he started stripping down this Series II DB4 30 years ago. From 1979 to October 2009, the car was stored—on chocks—in a dry garage, and the engine last ran in 1980. Offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed, this represents an exciting opportunity for the dedicated Aston enthusiast to breathe life back into a long-neglected DB4. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 558, sold for $133,215, including premium, at Bonhams' Beaulieu sale on September 11, 2010. It was inevitable that, following the meteoric rise of the DB5 (though they are still cheaper than Ferraris), the “lesser” Astons would come up on its coattails. What wasn't quite so expected was the sudden jump in the price of restoration projects, starting with a DB2/4 “barn fi nd” selling for $175k at Bonhams' Aston Martin Works Service sale two years ago (SCM# 116827). OK, that was a very solid and original car being sold by former Porsche Works endurance race hero Richard Attwood, but it needed everything. The steady market at around $100k—or sometimes higher—for even 2/4 basket cases is partially explained by the fact that the pre-1957 cars are eligible for one of the most prestigious motor tours in the European calendar, the Mille Miglia. And these cars, even after restoration, represent a relatively cheap entry to that event—if one is picked from the hundreds of hopefuls, of course. But when you have a DB4 needing everything and 1961 Aston Martin DB4 SIII Lot 323, s/n DB4634R Condition 2+ Sold at $160,060 Bonhams Aston Martin Works Service, Newport Pagnell, U.K., 5/9/09 SCM# 120467 1960 Aston Martin DB4 SII Lot 341, s/n DB4463R Condition 1 Sold at $241,425 Bonhams, Aston Martin Works Service, Newport Pagnell, U.K., 5/22/10 SCM# 162886 1963 Aston Martin DB4 SV Vantage Lot 304, s/n DB41143R Condition 5 Sold at $126,840 Bonhams Aston Martin Works Service, Newport Pagnell, U.K., 5/9/09 SCM# 120405 Sports Car Market Photos: Bonhams


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SCM Digital Bonus costing almost the same as a basket-case DB5 and swallowing the same $250k minimum—more likely $350k-plus to restore properly—the sums look a bit more marginal. Decent DB5s retail for $425k-$500k in the U.K. right now, while top DB4s are currently $200k shy of that. Grand-scale procrastination An owner bent on restoration took this car to pieces 30 years ago. These Aston Martins were thought worth saving even then, before the first classic car boom and bust of 22 years ago. But then he was “side tracked by less important matters: marriage, house building, etc….” The car was dry stored on chocks until last year and has survived very well. Although it was sad and dusty, with surface corrosion on the motor, there doesn't look to be serious rust in the body and structure. The leather looked as though it would restore, which would be preferable to plump, shiny new hides. In the first 19 years of its life, during which the odometer said it covered 51,880 miles, it had two color changes, as there were two shades of green and two shades of red under the white. The registration is a mystery, and it's most likely an Antrim plate issued between 1962 and 1964, with the final Z missing at auction. “Ageless” Northern Ireland plates have traditionally been applied to older English cars to disguise their year. This car would originally have had a suffix-free plate in any case, as age-signifying numbers did not appear in the U.K. until 1963. Although the DB4 has its own following, the attraction of an original car like this is that it's never been restored. Although it is in a pretty sad state, the car and its parts remain in largely the same form as when they left the factory. The car looks as if it was never molested or put together wrong, and it retains its original engine, 370/347. The big bucks of restoration All the current Aston players will tell you that only they can do it right, but the cautious owner might perhaps seek a water-tight guarantee by having the restoration performed by the people who built it in the first place—and an Aston Martin Works Service resto doesn't come cheap. “You will never know how good the aluminum on the body is if you do not re- move all the paint,” said Kingsley Riding-Felce, Aston Martin Works Service director. “Assuming it is very good, you then have to consider the quality of the steelwork underneath. “You can spend a lot of money and still end up with a compromise. The best course of action is a full, body-off restoration with a meticulous photo record for a future purchaser one day.” Riding-Felce said owners must decide from the start whether the car is for holiday driving, concours, classic rallies or for fast road use. Restoration requirements for these options vary, from wooden-handled screwdrivers in the tool kit to air conditioning. Aston Martin Works Service charges £220k to £230k plus VAT ($400k-$415k), subject to seeing the car, for a ground-up restoration with the factory seal of approval, Riding-Felce said. “Whoever does it, do it right and do it once,” Riding- Felce said. “Anything less than a full job will reflect in the value because someone will have to do it all again.” At this money, the car could be made into a racer, but it would be a shame not to return such an original example to the road. And that is the likely plan. “The car was bought by an overseas bidder and will be fully restored,” said Bonhams' Sholto Gilberton, who sold the car. Even with the likely high costs on the road ahead, it looks hopeful that the buyer took the long view on this one, and, on past performance, time looks set to prove him right. So let's call this one well sold in the current market, but a wise investment in the long term—so long as the subject car is sprinkled from a very large bucket of very large bills, until it blooms again. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) Seat Time Matt deGarmo, Norwalk, CT: I co-own a fabulous Aston Martin DB4, chassis DB496L, with Alan Pearson of Weston, Connecticut. We've had it about ten years, and it is a fantastic car—a true joy to own. For me, it combines all of the elements of what makes a truly great sports car: sexy styling, gobs of power and an exhaust note that'll make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. When we found it, it was in great shape and needed very little. It was a very original car. Since then we've rallied the car numerous times, including a recent New England 1000, and some smaller local events. In every event, the car was stunningly reliable and a total kick to drive. It's a privilege to own. January 2011 45


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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1969 Lamborghini Islero S A more sophisticated audience has realized that this car is the 400 GT 2+2 wearing a new suit by Donald Osborne Details Year produced: 1969 Number produced: 100 Original list price: $20,256 SCM Valuation: $100,000-$145,000 Tune-up cost: $375 Distributor caps: $500 (two required) Chassis #: Plate on firewall air intake, stamped on right front frame member Engine #: Inside vee on top of engine Club: Lamborghini Club America, PO Box 649, Orinda, CA 94563; Lamborghini Owners Club, P.O. Box 7214, St. Petersburg, FL 33734 More: www.lamborghiniclubamerica.com, www.lamborghiniownersclub.com Alternatives: 1968 Ferrari 330GT 2+2, 1969 Iso Rivolta GT, 1969 Maserati Indy, 1970 Citroën SM SCM Investment Grade, as adjusted by the author: B Comps Chassis number: 6432 Engine number: 2988 editions—and the model was named after the legendary bull that killed Manolete, the best matador in the world. Ferruccio Lamborghini himself even drove an Islero. The Islero was a revision of the quirky 400 GT by ex-Touring designer Mario Marazzi. This conservative notchback coupe with hidden headlights was overshadowed by the glamorous Espada at the 1968 Geneva Auto Show launch of both models. In today's market, however, the Islero is widely O considered to be more desirable. Once again carrying its original registration YLR11G, this car was driven by Sir Roger Moore in the 1970 cult thriller, “The Man Who Haunted Himself.” It was Moore's last movie before taking over from Sean Connery for seven James Bond movies, and he considers it his best work. He played the dual role of a conservative city businessman and his doppelganger, a suave Bond-like fi gure, who drove this car. It was positioned as a powerful representation of the hero's alter ego throughout the movie, including the climactic chase. Moore was recently reunited with this Islero in Knightsbridge and autographed the sun visor, the original driver's handbook and a special plaque. These 46 ne of the least-known Lamborghini models, the Islero GT is generally agreed to be the company's hidden gem. Only 226 were built—including 100 of the powerful “S” come with the car, along with an impressive collection of documents, including the original factory invoice, a photographic record of the restoration and a letter from Valentino Balboni, the legendary Lamborghini test driver, confi rming this is the actual movie car. The factory invoice is dated March 31, 1969, and the car is shown as being RHD, metallic Azzurro blue with gray Connolly leather interior. The U.K. invoice of April 18, 1969, showed a sales price of £8,440, or $20,256, including $480 for the sprint engine and $600 for air conditioning. The fi rst owner was Clifford Johnson, who sold it to racing driver Paul Weldon shortly after the movie was made. Next it went to war hero Phillip Richards, who owned the car for 13 years. In 1986, Brian Power bought 6432 and had it restored by Gantspeed, regardless of cost. Power decided to mirror Lamborghini's own personal Islero, and 6432 was repainted in silver and trimmed with burgundy leather. The next owner was a wealthy collector who stored it in a climate-controlled building for 20 years before selling it in 2007, when it was re-commissioned by Brian Classic. This is a beautifully restored, low-mileage, matching-numbers example with the additional uniqueness of being a car driven by James Bond himself, Sir Roger Moore. If life is all about the journey, why not travel in style? 1969 Lamborghini Islero S Lot 156, s/n 6387 Condition 3Sold at $70,434 Coys, Padua, ITA, 10/25/08 SCM# 118843 1969 Lamborghini Islero S Lot 21, s/n 6267 Condition 2Sold at $200,500 Gooding, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/13/08 SCM# 117593 1969 Lamborghini Islero S Lot 117, s/n 400GT2216558 Condition 1Sold at $116,438 Bonhams, Monte Carlo, MCO, 5/21/07 SCM# 45704 Sports Car Market Photos: Tom Wood ©2010 Courtesy of RM Auctions


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SCM Digital Bonus SCM Analysis This car, Lot 194, sold for $169,602 (£106,400) including premium at the RM Auctions “Automobiles of London” U.K. sale on October 27, 2010. Provenance, condition and historic desirability typically play key roles in determining value. This sale is an example of how those factors might, or might not, come together in a sale. The undoubted star of the RM London sale was the Aston Martin DB5 that was featured in the movies “Goldfinger” and “Thunderball.” This Islero also was a film star, and I would argue that, while viewers were certainly entertained by the Aston in “Goldfinger,” its role and screen time in the overall movie were far outstripped by this Lamborghini in “The Man Who Haunted Himself.” How do I know? Well, I happen to be not only one of the small group of people on the planet who have actually seen the film, I actually own it on DVD. Seat Time Stephen Ross, Calgary, AB: I own a 1966 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2. It is the eight one built. It is also the second one I have owned. I used to own a 1967 400 GT 2+2 that I sold in 2005 to, as it turned out, the current Prime Minister of Kuwait. However, of all of the cars I have owned, it was the only car that I have ever missed. Within a few months of selling the first one, spurred on by my friends at the Vintage Lamborghini Garage, I started a quest for another. After three years of searching for the right one, I took delivery of another copy of this great car in December 2008. It is a fantastic-looking example that looks opulent and now runs with atypical perfection. I own a number of rare and special European cars, and I know that vintage Lamborghinis are not everyone's cup of tea. But every time I start the car and listen to the melody of the 4-liter, V12 symphony, I get goose bumps that are only eclipsed by the exhilaration I feel when I roll off for another great driving adventure. A car as co-star The Islero is truly Moore's co-star, even to the point of having an equally sized image in the film publicity. In moving Anthony Armstrong's story, The Strange Case of Mr. Pelham, from paper to film, screenwriter and director Basil Dearden used the rakish, devil-may-care nature of the Islero to portray the wild, reckless side of staid company director Harold Pelham. When Pelham is in control of his emotions and libido, he drives an upright Rover 3.5 sedan. When his alter ego takes over, it's in the Islero. The wild look on Moore's face when he climbs behind the wheel of the Lamborghini is not only priceless, it's actually the way I felt every time I drove mine. A personal record The writer of the catalog description was clever enough to reference the sale of my Islero at Gooding & Company's August 2008 Pebble Beach auction, which established an auction record for the model at $200,500, including premium. As you've already read, the record still stands, but thanks to the vagaries of currency exchange, the difference isn't what it appears to be at first glance. In August 2008 it took $1.869 to buy £1.00. That $200,500 for my car would have been £108,872. In October 2010, the dollar had risen to $1.594 to £1.00. So, the 15% spread in dollars equals a difference of just over 2% for a buyer in Pounds Sterling. I've become a horrible bore reminding people that currency rates must be taken into account when looking at results—especially when it seems a value has suddenly jumped double digits. Time for another look? I think it is finally time for all, especially SCM, to reevaluate the Islero. It's often difficult to reconcile market prices with the “SCM Investment Grade” letter rating. While both live and online auction results for these cars have not come near the two highest prices, documented private transactions in the last two years have been near this level. Even at the lower results, the Islero has appreciated considerably more than the Espada, which is rated by this magazine as a “C” against the Islero's “D.” The Espada has long been the aesthete's choice of second-tier 1960s supercars, but that hasn't translated into market value. On the other hand, a more sophisticated audience has realized that the Islero is in fact the 400 GT 2+2 wearing a new suit. I happen to believe it's a more attractive, better-resolved design than the earlier cars, and more are adopting the view. The difference in pricing between the best Isleros and “OK” cars has widened dramatically, but it is representative of the same phenomenon in the larger market overall. In any event, it has certainly proven to be of a better investment grade than its four-passenger sister. This particular car was sold, as the saying goes, “for the price of the restoration, with the car thrown in free.” There was no bump for its cinematic notoriety, perhaps because the film is obscure and the car's colors were changed from the silver blue/gray in the movie to the current silver/burgundy. It's no fun showing stills from the film to your friends and having to convince them that the silver car in your driveway is really the blue car in the movie, Roger Moore's sun visor autograph notwithstanding. The rarity of the Islero, and particularly the S model, doesn't really change its price. The total of all early Lamborghinis is relatively small, and Isleros are frankly rare because so few were sold when they were new—to the chagrin of the factory. There is relatively little difference in price between the Islero standard and Islero S models, even though the latter is credited with 25 additional horsepower. The various styling changes are a matter of taste, with some preferring the cleaner early body and others the improved interior of the later car. Whichever one chooses, the Islero delivers a wonderful driving experience, smooth and powerful—in most ways superior to their Ferrari contemporaries. They remain a bargain for what they deliver. Although the new owner nearly paid a record price, it can be said the deal won't come back to haunt him. ♦ (Vehicle description courtesy of RM Auctions.) January 2011 47


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German Profile 1975 BMW 3.0 CSL “Batmobile” Maybe someone should organize an auction devoted to factory-restored classics. That would be exciting by Steve Serio Details Years produced: 1972-1975 Numbers produced: 57 Original list price: $13,500 SCM Valuation: $150,000-$200,000 Tune-up cost: $800 Distributor cap: $24 Chassis #:Plate on right side of engine behind shock tower Engine #: Left side of block behind oil filter housing Club: BMW Registry; BMW Car Club of America, 640 South Main Street, Suite 201, Greenville, SC 29601 More: www.bmwcsregistry.org; www. bmwcca.org Alternatives: 1973 Porsche 911RS, 1970-74 Ford Capri RS, 1965-67 Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 4355046 Engine number: 4355046 I n 1968, BMW launched the 2500 saloon, and it was this car that gave birth to a string of elegant coupes that peaked with the CSL “Batmobile.” The fi rst such model was the 2800CS, and with independent suspension, taut chassis and a 170-horsepower engine, it was an attractive candidate for circuit racing. While the factory did not take the CS to the track at fi rst, renowned performance tuning company Alpina—among others, including Schnitzer—did. The fi rst major victory came in 1970, when a BMW CS won the prestigious 24 Hours of Spa in Belgium. Ford was still dominating on the track with the Capri, but BMW got seriously involved in 1971 and introduced the CSL (Coupe Sports Lightweight) derivative. In BMW's drastic efforts to homologate a more competitive racing car, the monocoque was formed from thinner-gauge steel and aluminum was employed to skin the hood and trunk. An array of luxuries were also deleted, such as the front bumper, along with the extraction of power steering, electric windows, thick carpets, comfortable seats and sound deadening. To improve downforce, the front gained a deep air dam, the fenders grew pronounced air guides and a trunk lid lip spoiler was added. The dynamic beast also came with a roof-mounted defl ector and a huge, twopart rear wing. The rear wing was so large and heavy that BMW had to revert back to a steel trunk panel in order to support the weight of it under load. While it was still badged as a 3.0 CSL, the engine's capacity rose to 3,153cc. The menacingly staunch profi le 48 of the new CSL soon earned the nickname “Batmobile,” which was a direct comparison to the Caped Crusader's own mode of transport. A total of 110 fi rst-series cars and 57 second-series cars left the factory until production ceased in December of 1975. This car is number 46 of the 57 second-series Batmobiles built. About one-third of the cars still survive. These cars were all assembled in BMW's Motorsport Department. Unlike the fi rst series, a wide variety of options could be specifi ed, so each is slightly different. Given such rarity and the sheer importance to BMW's racing tradition, this car would form a valuable addition to any high-quality collection. Originally fi nished in Polaris Silver, this 3.0 CSL was delivered new in May 1975 to BMW dealer Helmut Hackl in Korntal, DEU. The BMW Museum bought the car in December 1998. Starting in the spring of 1999, the car was totally dismantled and restored to concours standard. This painstaking task took until July 2001 to complete. In the process, the factory decided that the car was to be refi nished in Chamonix White with red/blue stripes, which was the livery of the factory racers. Often mimicked by standard CSLs with bolt-on visuals, the BMW CSL Batmobile, the fi rst of the now legendary BMW Motorsport creations, is an archetypal vehicle deserved of a place in any high-profi le collection for use in concours events or rallies. The car should be classed as the ultimate expression and appreciation of one of the fi nest models ever built by the makers of the “Ultimate Driving Machine.” 1974 BMW 3.0 CSL Batmobile Lot 298, s/n 4355031 Condition 1Sold at $175,000 RM Auctions, Monte Carlo, 5/1/10 SCM# 162401 1972 BMW 3.0 CSL Lot 61, s/n 2240112 Condition 2 Sold at $100,100 H&H Auctions, Coventry, U.K., 3/14/09 SCM# 119861 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL Batmobile Lot 177, s/n 2275512 Condition 1Sold at $153,718 Christie's, London, 6/26/06 SCM# 42170 Sports Car Market


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SCM Digital Bonus SCM Analysis This car, Lot 63, sold for $218,400, including buyer's premium, at Bonhams' Dubai auction on October 11, 2010. Bulletproof provenance and extreme rarity can create a big result on the auction block. There is a lot to be said for an auction company that creates a perfect storm of suc- cess with a particular car. On this day in Dubai, this BMW 3.0 CSL Batmobile—part of the factory BMW Museum's Reserve Collection—was that perfect storm. The infamous gangster John Dillinger said he robbed banks because “That's where the money is.” Kudos to Bonhams for being clever enough to have taken a handful of cars to Dubai for a similar reason. The other car from the BMW factory collection—a spectacular 1979 M1—was equally as desirable. Maybe someone should organize an auction devoted to factoryrestored classics. That would be exciting on a number of levels. It would be interesting to see which factory restoration team is best. From what I've seen, BMW is tough to beat in this arena. Usually found battered—if at all Not surprisingly, 3.0 CSL Batmobiles are often found in typical old race car condition—beaten and battered. That is too bad, as these beautiful cars—when wellprepared and restored—are real art of the 1970s. Alexander Calder and Frank Stella sure thought so. Log onto Google and search for BMW art cars. I promise you won't be disappointed. Sadly, the art of these cars wasn't always appreciated. Many Batmobiles were sim- ply put in the back alley after the racing lives were wrung out of them. Metaphorically or literally, being left out in the rain when they became obsolete by the next-generation, faster BMW was truly an indignity for such triumphant cars. Many believe that only one-third of the 57 cars built still exist. If that is true, our subject car may be virtually impossible to replicate. How many of the 20-odd surviving cars can brag about being in better shape than this one? Embracing blasphemy I personally like that the color of this car was changed to Chamonix White from Polaris Silver. Oh blasphemy! Can't you just feel the nouveau collectors bristling at the thought of the color change? I also like that the period stripes were added. But then I've often been accused of favoring flash over substance, and people have questioned my taste in cars as well.... This car was not as widely popular as the Porsche 911RS or the Ford Capri, which was relatively unknown in the United States. But this car was a force in European racing during the 1970s, and it is one of the true BMW historic collectibles. This very late-model example, with the spectacular combination of a BMW factory restoration and BMW Museum pedigree, surely upped the ante on this day in the desert. I'm sure that BMW spent an exorbitant amount of time to restore this, as they are not easy cars to get right. This car could be the poster child for the mantra of “Buy the restoration and the car will be free!” The last CSL that SCM featured was a 1973 3.0CSL street model that Christie's sold for $153,718 at its London sale on June 26, 2006. Given that our car is limited production, in race trim, and restored by the factory, I'd have to call it well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) Seat Time Dave Walker, Lafayette, CO: I bought a 3.0 CSL, VIN 2275380, in Italy during 1985. It was imported on a one-time EPA exemption in the name of my now-deceased grandmother. Imagine a 75-year-old lady driving a race homologation special out of the venerable BMW Motorsport Division! I owned it until 1989, when I moved from western Massachusetts to Colorado. This was the third of three 3.0 CSi variants I had, and while sharing much DNA, the combination of Scheel racing seats, lightweight body panels, and other weight-loss elements gave the car a serious attitude compared to the otherwise opulent (sporty, yes, track-worthy, well...) demeanor of the standard CSi. The photo attached was taken with my two daughters helping wash the car in the driveway. I'm proud to report that both grew up through BMW driving schools, and the one on the left is now a mother of a beautiful young girl, no doubt destined to drive Grandpa's BMWs and Alfas. January 2011 49


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American Profile 1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe Disappearing tops add $200k to $400k to the price, but our subject car keeps its canvas in plain view by Gordon Apker Details Years produced: 1928-1937 Number produced: 481 Original list price: $8,500 for a bare chassis SCM Valuation: $700,000-$1m Tune-up cost: $2,500-$4,000 Distributor cap: $750 Chassis #: Stamped near top of firewall Engine #: On flywheel housing Club: Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club Website: www.acdclub.org Alternatives: 1933-36 Packard Super Eight, 1930 Cadillac Series 353 V8, 1930 Pierce-Arrow 8 Model B Convertible SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Serial number: J194 T he Model J Duesenberg has long been regarded as the most outstanding example of design and engineering of the Classic Era. It was introduced in 1929, and trading was halted on the New York Stock Exchange for the announcement. At $8,500 for the chassis alone, it was by far the most expensive car in America. With coachwork, the delivered price of many Duesenbergs approached $20,000, a staggering sum at a time when a typical new family car cost around $500. Few would argue that the car's features did not support its price. Indeed, the Model J's specifi cations sound current today: double overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, power hydraulic brakes, and 265 horsepower in naturally aspirated form—or 325 brake horsepower when supercharged. The Murphy Body Company of Pasadena, CA, is generally recognized as the most successful coachbuilder for the Duesenberg Model J chassis. This example, J194, was sold new by Duesenberg's New York City factory branch in August 1929 to William Durant Campbell, at which time it was fi nished in black with 19-inch chrome wire-spoke wheels. Within a year, on May 23, 1930, the car was resold to a banker named E.C. Converse, also of New York City, who commissioned Murphy to repaint the car in sage green with a red undercarriage. Later, the car belonged to early Duesenberg enthu- siast Bob Roberts, of Los Angeles, CA, who apparently had the hood louvers replaced with side screens. According to noted marque historian Ray Wolff, it was probably during Roberts' ownership that the car's 50 fi rewall was replaced with the one from chassis 2462 (ex-J449). After a fully documented ownership chain, the car became a part of the O'Quinn Collection in 2005. J194 is exceptionally well equipped, having been fi tted with external exhaust, twin taillights, twin cowlmounted spotlights, and twin Pilot Ray driving lights. Certainly, J194's wonderful overall condition will provide its new owner with a thoroughly rewarding driving experience, while the car's continuous history and wellknown provenance will also ensure that it is a rewarding automotive investment. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 529, sold for $748,000 at RM's Hershey auction on Friday, October 8, 2010. Before we take a close look at this handsome Duesenberg, a little background is in order. Duesenberg Model J cars came at the high-water mark for massive classic cars. The Great Depression struck during the same year as this car was built. This very car was sold two months before the U.S. economy shattered and remained in the doldrums for more than a decade. Yet, even in these times, about 50 Murphy Convertible Coupes were sold. This era of stately, powerful cars of Titanic propor- tions would end by 1939, ten years after this car was built. Why did this happen? These cars are not easy to drive. At low speeds and while driving in town, they handle like a Kenworth truck without power steering and power brakes. Driving 1935 Duesenberg JN Rollston Lot 740, s/n J570 Condition 1Sold at $777,600 Kruse, Glendale, AZ, 1/16/10 SCM# 155129 Sports Car Market 1932 Duesenberg Model J Lot 140, s/n 2364 Condition 2 Sold at $825,000 RM, Amelia Island, FL, 3/13/10 SCM# 159828 1931 Duesenberg Model J Lot 249, s/n 2363 Condition 3+ Sold at $693,000 RM, Monterey, CA, 8/13/10 SCM# 165629 Photos: Darin Schnabel ©2010 Courtesy of RM Auctions


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SCM Digital Bonus a Duesenberg in a city is not a lot of fun; parallel parking one of these big, heavy cars can make a strong man sweat through his shirt, which is not an ideal situation for someone on their way to an important business meeting. And their massiveness made them difficult for women to drive. But these Duesenbergs, with their huge engines and heavy drivetrains, shine on the open road, where the car's power and stability create the feeling of piloting an unstoppable freight train. You feel safe and secure at speed, and there is a huge sense of power. You let the machine take you where it wants to go. It's easy to imagine a 30-year-old, strong-as-an- ox movie star cruising around in this car in 1931. The drive in the big, brutish car is exhilarating. This Duesenberg is not a Porsche 356 or a Mercedes-Benz 300SL; it's simply impossible to finesse these cars. The transmission and clutch assembly alone weighs nearly as much as a Ford Model A. A Duesenberg is a big, massive chunk of machinery. In a sense, the cars were well on their way to be- coming exquisite dinosaurs by the late 1930s. More and more women were driving. Roads improved, which helped improve the ride and handling of smaller, lighter cars. Finally, the population boomed, cities became more crowded, and driving the big classics in town became even more of a chore. Pros and convertibles Now, let's look at what this car brought to the new owner. The car has great bones. It was never allowed to deteriorate, its chassis and engine never did duty as a tow truck and the body was never switched around with another car. There was one engine switch, but that is common in these cars. The car's restoration was well done, and the mechanicals are sound. The car's running gear, including the transmission, is correct. Many Duesenbergs suffered broken transmissions over the years, and parts were hard to find. Many of those cars got a White Truck transmission installed to stay on the road. Not this car. The steering box is good, so the new buyer can hop into the car and drive it as a Duesenberg should be driven. The Duesenberg Murphy roadster outsold all body styles, and these cars remain very popular. This car has a good future. But this car isn't perfect, and that hurt the sale price. About half of the Murphy convertibles have disappearing tops, which means the canvas folds into a cavity in the body and vanishes. Disappearing tops add $200k to $400k to the value of a Duesenberg convertible. Our subject car keeps its folded canvas out where everyone can see it. A lot of Duesenberg collectors don't like seeing that big stack of canvas on the car. Entry-level Duesenbergs are often non-disappear- ing top cars and open convertible sedans, so this car may have gone to a first-time buyer. A disappearing top car in similar condition to this one might have brought another $250,000. A firewall mystery Other problems with the car may have turned off more sophisticated Duesenberg buyers. The firewall replacement put a small cloud on the car, as we don't know why it was replaced. The dashboard of a 1929 Duesenberg Model J should have drum gauges, except for the chronograph. However, this car has a mixture of drum and sweep gauges. At some point in this car's life, some of the drum gauges were replaced with sweep gauges. This ding hurt the value of the car as well—for the advanced collector of Duesies. The car also had 22 documented owners, and some of them didn't hold onto the car for very long. Cars that have had fewer owners generally have a better maintenance and care history. Finally, the paint job—in terms of the green-and- silver combination—didn't help the car. The lines of this car show great flow and integrity, but the two-tone paint interrupts the eye-catching flow of the body. It was possible to get a two-tone factory paint job, but you'll rarely see two-tone cars on any Duesenberg sales literature. However, all in all, the factors that hurt the car's price are not huge. The new owner can play with colors and gauges and make a significant visual difference in the presentation of the car. The right price In the end, this car did well at auction. The price wasn't cheap, but it didn't break the bank. The new owner paid what the car was worth. A disappearing top car would have sold for about $1m, so $748,000 for our car is right on target. Well sold and well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) January 2011 51


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Race Car Profile 1960 Faccioli Tipo BF Formula Racer Formula Junior was a wild, diverse, and exciting series in the beginning, with the innocent joyfulness that comes from easy access to a desirable calling by Thor Thorson Details Years Produced: 1960 Number produced: 1 Original list price: Unknown SCM Valuation: $45,000-$55,000 Cost per hour to race: $350 Chassis #: Only one car produced Engine #: Only one car produced Club: Monoposto Register More: www.monoposto.com Alternatives: Lotus 18, Elva Formula Junior, Stanguellini Formula Junior SCM Investment grade: B Comps Chassis number: 1 chassis fi tted with the Lancia Ardea engine. The subsequently named OFSA/Lancia spider B achieved numerous top-fi ve fi nishes throughout the 1950s. In 1960, racing driver Massimo Bondi commissioned Faccioli to build a car to compete in the increasingly popular Formula Junior series. The result was one of the fi rst mid-engined Formula Juniors to come from Italy, its pleasing lines echoing those of a Maserati 250F. The Faccioli was powered by a tuned Fiat 1100/103 engine and used a modifi ed Fiat 600 four-speed gearbox. Records show that the Faccioli Tipo BF (Bondi/ Faccioli) was competitive and results sheets indicate that the car was driven in many Italian races by “Cesare.” The only one of its kind ever made, this Faccioli was also driven by Anzio Zucchi, a well-known team driver for Alfa Romeo and Abarth. As of the late 1970s, the Faccioli was exhibited at the Monza Museum for some nine years and while there was incorrectly described as the only rear-engined Bandini. The car became active again in the hands of Ken Booth in 1985. Since 1985, known owners include Chris Alford and the car last ran at Goodwood in 1998. Immediately after Goodwood, the engine underwent a documented rebuild by Cyril Linstone. The car has not been run since. This unique and extremely pretty car is eligible in all relevant Formula Junior events, which of course include the Silverstone Classic, Goodwood Revival and the Lurani Trophy Series. 52 ologna-based engineer Aldo Faccioli started out in 1947 when his OSFA workshop (Offi cina Specializza Faccioli Aldo) designed, developed, and built 750-cc specials based on the Fiat 500 SCM Analysis This car, Lot 303, sold for $46,632 at the Bonhams Goodwood Revival auction on September 17, 2010 In the history of motor racing, there are few—if any—racing formulas that began life as simply, then skyrocketed, then expired effectively from its own success in less time than Formula Junior, and therein lies a tale. Count Giovanni Lurani was an Italian nobleman with a very democratic concern. Although motor racing seemed to be every Italian's passion, it was too expensive for any but the most privileged to actually do. To help resolve this, Lurani conceived of a purpose-built, openwheel racing car formula that would be cheap enough to be accessible and slow enough to be relatively safe—yet also able to give the experience and develop the driving talents required in serious international racing. The rules were simple; there was a maximum dis- placement (1,000 cc or 1,100 cc) with a corresponding minimum weight (792 pounds or 880 pounds respectively); all of the major components (engine block and head, transmission case, brakes) had to be productionbased and not exotic (no overhead cams, etc.); and roll bars were required (the fi rst formula to do this). That was pretty much it; the rest was left to indi- vidual constructors to fi gure out. It seemed like a great idea and was adopted as an international formula in the fall of 1958, with racing to begin in 1959. Formula Junior was an immediate success, with constructors small and large trying their hand at creating cars for the new series, and drivers were anxious to participate. The early years, 1959-60, saw an explosion 1960 Cooper T 52 Formula Junior Lot 709, s/n: FJ26/60 Condition: 2 Sold at $32,908 Bonhams, London, U.K., 12/6/04 SCM# 36904 Sports Car Market 1959 De Sanctis Formula Junior Lot 302, s/n 003 Condition: 3 Sold at $41,796 RM Monaco, 5/1/10 SCM# 161969 1960 Mitter/DKW Formula Junior Lot 656, s/n none Condition: 3 Sold at $32,010 Bonhams, London, U.K., 12/5/05 SCM# 115636 Photo: Bonhams


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SCM Digital Bonus of different ideas about what would work best. The cars were mostly front-engined, as were the serious racers of the day, and used a dizzying variety of engines. The Fiat 1100 was popular, as was the BMC A-Series (Sprite) engine, but 2 strokes were represented by Saab and DKW. The Soviet Moskvitch was even used. Disc brakes were almost unknown on production cars until 1960, so drum brakes prevailed, along with the 15-inch diameter wheels required to house them. By the end of 1960, there were over 100 Formula Junior manufacturers worldwide, each with their own particular take on success. Sources say that there were almost 500 builders by the end of the formula, but I find that difficult to believe. It was a wild, diverse, and exciting series in the beginning, with the sort of inno- cent joyfulness that comes from broad and easy access to a desirable calling. But the seeds were in place that would change its basic character from entry-level amateur to effectively professional and, within a few more years, kill it off. The seeds were technological and political. Technological change came along in many ways, but most obviously in the mid- engined revolution and the new Ford Anglia (105E) engine. The advantages of midengined design had become apparent (Cooper won its first Grand Prix in 1959, which signaled the twilight of front-engine design), but it took a while for it to make it to Formula Junior. Once it did, all of the prior designs were immediately obsolete, to the degree that in today's world front- and mid-engined juniors are frequently gridded in separate races. The introduction of the Ford 105E engine had huge impact. The early junior en- gines were expected to make 75-80 horsepower in race trim. The first 105Es made 90 horsepower, and by the 1963 season, the leaders made 120 horsepower. Another great advantage was that the 105E used an external oil pump, which made conversion to dry sump with its attendant advantages extremely simple. The other engines didn't have a chance. The political change was that for 1961, Formula One was reduced to 1.5-liter displacement and Formula Two was eliminated. This left Formula Junior as the only international formula series other than Formula One, and the English constructors all leapt at the opportunity. By 1962, the front ranks of Formula Junior were effectively fully professional, factory-sponsored teams. By the end of 1963, the original concept had been completely lost, and Formula Junior was abandoned in favor of a professionally oriented Formula Two and an amateur-oriented Formula Three. Formula Junior did continue on for a few years in the U.S. before dying out. So, where does the subject car, a Faccioli Tipo BF, fit into this narrative? Unfortunately it is pretty much lost in the middle. As an early mid-engined design, it was ahead of its time, but that fact consigns it to the later—and immensely faster—group of rear-engined racers, where its Fiat engine and transmission, production-based suspension and drum brakes inside tall skinny wheels make it hopelessly uncompetitive. By rights, it should run with the front-engined cars, but it's not likely to have the chance. On the other hand, race promoters are always looking for diversity in their grids to put on a good show, and the world's only Faccioli will always find a place in the sea of Lotus, Lola, Cooper, and Brabham cars. The new owner will be lucky to run in the middle of the pack, but will always be welcome, effectively having a guaranteed entry in the world's most prestigious events, such as Monaco and Goodwood. The other compensating factor, of course, is price. Just like in 1963, if you want to run at the front of a vintage Formula Junior race, you'll need lots of talent and money. The best juniors are well over $100,000 these days, and they require engine rebuilds at least every season, along with extensive race maintenance. The Faccioli sold for less than half that much, and could probably be maintained by a competent amateur mechanic. There is an old line that if you're not the lead dog, the view never changes, but if a buyer's intent is to participate rather than win, to enjoy the party and skitter around playing with a mess of friends rather than proving something, the lesser-known, mid-pack Formula Juniors are a great and cost-effective way to do that. It's sort of like the original concept that Giovanni Lurani dreamed up. I'd say this car is both fairly bought and a giggle to own. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.)


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Market Reports Overview Six Summer and Fall Sales Make $34m Fewer cars and high reserves were issues in some locations, but sold prices generally remained solid by Jim Pickering T he market continued its trend of overall stability from August through late October, with good cars generally still seeing appropriate pricing across the block at auctions in both in the U.S. and the U.K. However, fi nal totals dropped slightly at several high-profi le auctions, with both fewer available cars and high reserve prices proving to be a signifi cant factor for several companies. Barrett-Jackson's third annual Las Vegas auction took place September 23-25, and Auction Analyst Dan Grunwald was there to see all 527 no-reserve lots sell. A 2008 Bugatti Veyron brought high sale honors at $770k, but only after being bought on the spot by Craig Jackson when the high bidder backed out of his bid. Overall, Grunwald noted prices here to be fair for both parties, aside from several bargains and a few “silly money” prices, and the fi nal take of $22.9m was in line with 2009's $23m—albeit for over 100 fewer cars this year. Bonhams returned to the Goodwood Motor Circuit in mid-September for its annual sale held alongside the Goodwood Revival, and this year saw 51 of 78 lots sell for a fi nal total of $4.4m. Senior Auction Analyst Paul Hardiman noted a strong group of consignments, including a C-type Jaguar and a Bugatti Type 35B, but most of the high-profi le lots failed to fi nd new ownership, and the fi nal results fell fairly far from last year's $6m for 57 cars. The high sale of the day went to a 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport cabriolet at $293,982, while a 1938 Lagonda V12 drophead coupe sold at $290,551. Auction Analyst Leslie Roberts made her way to Branson, Missouri for The Branson Auction's annual fall sale in mid-September, where 114 of 216 lots sold for a combined $3m. Prices here were stable overall, with a wide range of consignments fi nding new owners at decent prices. The star of the show and this year's high seller was a 1936 Horch 853 cabriolet that made $388,800, followed by a 1941 Packard Deluxe SCM 1-6 Scale Condition Rating: 1: National concours standard/ perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts 56 Sales Totals $22,925,873 Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas, NV Bonhams, Sussex, U.K. Cox, Branson, MO Bonhams, Beaulieu, U.K. Aumann, Iola, WI CMA, Canton, OH $4,447,523 $3,041,840 $587,628 $677,100 8-Passenger woodie wagon, which sold at $127,440. Bonhams' annual sale at the Beaulieu Autojumble took place September 11, and Paul Hardiman was there to note 96 of 119 lots selling for $2.8m. This Beaulieu sale has been known for offering restoration projects, and this year was no exception, including a 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II that made $133,215 (see the English Profi le, p.44). An original 1927 3 Liter Bentley brought the highest price of the day at $471,508, while a 1932 Lagonda 3/4½ made $121,215. Classic Motorcar Auctions held a sale in conjunction with The Glenmoor Gathering on September 18, and although 115 lots were offered, only 23 of those sold, resulting in a fi nal total of just $587,628. Auction Analyst Kevin Coakley noted overly wet conditions and high reserve prices as limiting factors here, but there were both some deals as well as high prices among the lots sold, including a 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster and a 1960 Corvette 283/290 convertible that tied for high sale honors at $100,440 each. Senior Auction Analyst B. Mitchell Carlson traveled to Iola, Wisconsin for Aumann Auctions' sale of the Chet Krause Historic Jeep Collection in August, where 36 exU.S. Military jeeps sold for a combined $677,100. In addition to basic World War II jeeps, this collection included very rare variants, including an amphibious version of a 1942 Ford GPA that made $160,000. Finally, if space has become a problem for you and your car collection, Geoff Archer's report on recent eBay Motors sales may have the downsized collector car for you. ♦ Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 2008 Bugatti Veyron coupe, $770,000—B-J, p.60 2. 1927 Bentley 3 liter Speed Model tourer, $471,508—Bon, p.100 3. 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren convertible, $412,500—B-J, p.60 4. 1936 Horch 853 cabriolet, $388,800 —Bra, p.80 5. 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500Ss convertible, $293,982—Bon, p.74 6. 1938 Lagonda V12 drophead coupe, $290,551—Bon, p.70 7. 1956 Jaguar XK140 drophead coupe, $204,774—Bon, p.72 8. 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II coupe, $199,627—Bon, p.72 9. 1922 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost tourer, $197,814—Bon, p.100 10. 1956 Porsche 356A Speedster, $182,471—Bon, p.74 1. 1941 Packard Deluxe woodie wagon, $127,440—Bra, p.82 2. 1953 Bentley R-Type 4 ½-liter drophead coupe, $141,298—Bon, p.70 3. 1951 Chevrolet Custom 2-dr hardtop, $55,000—B-J , p.62 4. 1940 Dodge VC3 civilian cab ½-ton military pickup, $6,000—Aum, p.108 5. 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible, $34,830—CMA, p.96 Sports Car Market Best Buys $2,800,162


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Collector Car Auction The pre-auction evening party was held at the sand-covered Mandalay Bay beach, with a great live band, free beverages and food Company Barrett-Jackson Date September 23–25, 2010 Location Las Vegas, Nevada Auctioneer Assiter & Associates— Tom “Spanky” Assiter, lead auctioneer Automotive lots sold / offered 527/527 Sales rate 100% Sales total $22,925,873 High sale 2008 Bugatti Veyron, sold at $770,000 1987 Buick Grand National sold at $27,500 Report and photos by Dan Grunwald Market opinions in italics T he third year for BarrettJackson's Las Vegas sale seemed to show the viability of the collector car market, despite the hard hit that Las Vegas has taken in the gaming and real estate areas. Even in the best of times, it takes expertise to market anything in Las Vegas, where the professional marketers are some of best in the country. But Barrett-Jackson has built itself into a powerful brand, and this year's sale again saw a good selection of cars as well as a healthy number of registered bidders. On top of just the cars on offer, Barrett-Jackson works extensively at giving their customers a good time as well. This year's pre-auction evening party was held at the sand -covered Mandalay Bay beach, with a great live band, free beverages, and food served by the water. The party continued the next day as the selling started in earnest. As is always the case with Barrett-Jackson sales, this was a “no reserve” auction, so everything was going to sell. The early lots did have some bargains sprinkled among them, and there were several “silly money” prices that have become the norm at B-J, but by and large the prices seemed fair for both parties. The quantity and the quality were both here, and the selection was eclectic, 58 ranging from stagecoaches and buggies to drag racers and exotics. Barrett-Jackson sales are known for late-model charity and limited-edition cars, and the top four sales here were in that category. The 2008 Bugatti Veyron at $770,000 and 2009 SLR McLaren at $412,500 were the top two sales of the event, while the 2010 UFC Camaro brought $350,000 and a 2011 Camaro (which hasn't even been built yet) made $205,000. One of the most talked about sales/no sales of the event was indeed the high sale Veyron, and the whole process was caught live on the Speed Channel. The car hammered sold at $700,000 to a man who for one reason or another could not see the deal through. Craig Jackson immediately explained the dilemma to the audience, and after asking for bids without success, he bought the car himself at the $700,000 bid. A very unfortunate situation, and kudos to Craig Jackson for stepping up with the cash. And The official number for this lot is $770k. The handling of this situation will undoubtedly result in enhancing the image of auto auctions, and I'm sure it'll pay dividends in the future for Craig and Barrett-Jackson. The numbers were impressive again this year, and at the end of the day, the results were very similar to the $23m and 419 cars sold here in 2009. Overall, interest from the public remains robust, and the collector car market is still rolling strong. Recession proof? Not completely. Perhaps many buyers have just decided that it's time to have some fun with their money, rather than just let it sit in a stagnant bank account. ♦ Sales Totals $5m $10m $15m $20m $25m $30m 0 Sports Car Market 2010 2009 2008 Buyer's premium 10%, included in sold prices


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV ENGLISH #632-1962 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 BT7 2+2 roadster. S/N HBT7L14552. Red & black/ black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 52,666 miles. Excellent paint and chrome, superb interior. Recently restored and better than new canvas/yellow vinyl. Odo: 1,352 miles. New chrome and paint with some finish cracks around windows. New interior, with seat covers showing some wrinkling and paint worn on steering column. New fender welting. Engine shows light driving dirt. New rockers installed. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $13,200. These Beetles always sell well at Barrett-Jackson, and this one was no exception. There weren't many nice cars to buy here for under $20k, but even so, I think this was pretty much a top market price for one in this condition. #56.2-1990 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 2 convertible. S/N WP0CB2960LS470998. White/ black canvas/black leather. Odo: 148,879 miles. Lots of visible dust in paint on hood. Some glass chips. Interior shows very well for throughout. Engine compartment clean. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $55,000. A big Healey with a very high-level restoration inside and out, top to bottom. Fairly bought considering what it must have cost to bring it to this level. FRENCH TOP 10 No. 1 #6580-2008 BUGATTI VEYRON coupe. S/N VF9SA25C18M795080. Silver & black/black leather. Odo: 11,800 miles. Lots of paint chips on front end at each side of grille, several others elsewhere. Interior shows as it should for 11k miles. All service records included, and said to have had over $100,000 of service work completed. age and reported mileage. Engine clean, but not detailed. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $16,500. This Carrera 2 looked honest and well-maintained, but for these early years in the 964, you simply must see if the cylinder and head gasket update has been done—if not, it runs about $8,000. Buy one of these without a detailed knowledge of its maintenance history at your own risk.. TOP 10 No. 3 #6580.1-2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SLR McLaren convertible. S/N WDDAK76FX9M001848. Silver/ black canvas/black leather. Odo: 600 miles. An as-new McLaren SLR convertible with no visible flaws or wear. Supercharged 5.4-liter AMG Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $770,000. This one's condition suggested it was driven sparingly and spiritedly. Sold on the block, but then the bidder refused (or may not have been vetted at this level). B-J attempted to resell it, and then Craig Jackson decided to buy the car at the bid level. All this was honestly presented to the audience as soon as it happened, and if Jackson doesn't sell it before, I would expect we'll see it at Scottsdale in January. GERMAN #56.1-1964 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE convertible. S/N 6389862. Yellow/black peruse will always help—as long as it's good news rather than proof of deferred maintenance. 31,000 miles may not seem like a lot, but age alone is enough to warrant an expensive engine-out belt replacement, so a recent lookover was great news. Sold at a market price. #669.2-2002 MURCIELAGO coupe. LAMBORGHINI S/N ZA9BC10U72LA12049. Yellow/black leather. Some weak paint and one crack on front spoiler, along with lots of road rash on bottom of spoiler from driveways and curbs. Numerous small paint chips and flaws in other areas. Some visible wear and dents on console top. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $82,500. I couldn't get this car's current actual miles, as it had a stated gauge cluster replacement. But it looks like it was driven enough to get the stone chips and interior wear of around 20k-30k miles. Not a bad deal on a late-model Murcielago—just as long as there aren't any mechanical issues lurking. AMERICAN V8 is said to make 617 hp. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $412,500. A late-model supercar that looks fast just sitting under the auction tent. Another one of these sold at Gooding's Pebble Beach sale in August '10 for $253,000 (SCM# 165691), and although the list price was a reported $495k, I'd still call this well sold. ITALIAN #375-1988 FERRARI 512 TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFSG1786J0076344. Black/tan leather. Odo: 31,072 miles. Some paint chips on hood and front fascia, paint chipping on interior by hood and trunk latches. Complete service history, has been driven 1,200 miles since 30k mile servicing at an authorized Ferrari service center. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $45,100. Service history is key with Ferraris like this, and having it available for bidders to 60 #664-1929 FORD CUSTOM coupe. S/N A2253530. Green & rust/dark tan leather. Odo: 879 miles. 454-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Chipped paint (where there is paint). Pitted chrome. Welded boxed frame and chopped top with holes, worn through places in fabric covering. Magneto ignition and aluminum radiator with beer can overflow. Worn leather-covered wood seat with almost no pad. Wire-reinforced glass all around. 454-ci small-block Chevy engine with old school Offy Tri-Power. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $51,700. Where art form meets Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV grungy. This was Jesse James' real rat rod from the “Monster Garage” TV show. If rat rods are your thing, this was a great one to have, and although this price seems a bit steep, it does have a good story. A decent deal. #684-1933 FORD CUSTOM roadster. S/N 18209889. Blue/tan leather. 5.7-L fuel-injected V8, auto. Coast-to-Coast fiberglass-bodied hot rod with striking metallic blue paint. Leather and ostrich full custom interior. Electronic gauges on dash and Billet Colorado custom Said to have original miles. Fitted with roof rack and luggage. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $27,500. The plastic wood trim looked a bit tacky, but this car was still cute and unusual. Cute always works well at Barrett-Jackson, and this year's event was no exception, with the price rocketing to almost three times the current market level on these cars. #340-1950 CADILLAC SERIES 62 2-dr hard top. S/N 506279141. Maroon & gray/ gray cloth. Odo: 985 miles. 331-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Great paint and chrome, although with a couple of A-pillar trim dents. All new cloth interior with some light pitting on horn ring. done to an over-the-top level. I'd call it quite well sold at $25,300. #40.1-1954 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2-dr sedan. S/N 0809317F544. Blue & white/blue cloth & vinyl. Odo: 23,928 miles. 235-ci I6, 1-bbl, auto. Lots of dust in newer paint, some pitting and a few light dents in original trim. Detailed engine compartment shows well. ostrich rim steering wheel. Appears unused. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $41,800. Looked to be well put together and well powered with an LS1 V8 engine and only 490 break-in miles. A bit of a bargain here, as the build had to have been much more expensive. #634.2-1932 FORD 3-WINDOW Custom coupe. S/N 18124182 . Yellow/black leather. Odo: 703 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Chrome independent front A-arm suspension with rackand-pinion steering. Fitted with aluminum radiator and chrome headers, which show some heat yellowing. Completed in 2008 and shows Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $40,700. The cost of replating the chrome on this car must be astronomical; add to that the money spent on this one's paint and body, and this bid doesn't seem as expensive. A strong price for a high-quality car. BEST BUY #350.1-1951 CHEVROLET CUSTOM 2-dr hard top. S/N 21JK177010. Pale orange/champagne pearl leather. 350-ci fuel-injected V8, auto. Beautiful full-custom show car with many body mods. Full custom interior, LT1 engine with numerous upgrades. Air Ride suspension. Multiple show winner and magazine cover car. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $19,250. Said to be an original-mile car, and despite a few minor flaws, it was really sharp overall and would make a great driver. For a low-mile car in this condition, the price paid was fair. #648.1-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N E54S003591. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 52,060 miles. 5.7-L 350-hp fuel-injected V8, auto. All new paint, chrome and interior with LS1 running gear and power disc brakes. Aluminum radiator. New radio and billet banjo steering wheel. Wide whitewalls on modern only 703 break-in miles. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $73,700. One of the catalog cover cars this year. This '32 3-Window with suicide doors had a certain John Milner style. Well done throughout, and while expensive, I wouldn't consider this a bad buy for the end user. #336.1-1948 CROSLEY CC woodie wagon. S/N CC54051. Blue/tan vinyl. Odo: 18,240 miles. Newer metallic paint looks a bit weird on a 1948 car, but the muted color seems to work. Nice chrome and trim, clean interior. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $55,000. This had too many custom features to list, and all looked to be done correctly with top-of-the-line parts. You could not begin to reproduce it at this money, so this was well bought. #331.1-1952 CHEVROLET 3100 pickup. S/N KP811124. Red/brown vinyl. Odo: 32,849 miles. Mid-level repaint with some visible prep flaws. Most chrome new, misfit windshield on right side. Interior shows age on door chrome and hood emblem. New stained pine wood bed looks unused. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $25,300. A nice 5-Window ready to drive to the feed store. This one was clean throughout, but it wasn't 62 tires. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $88,000. Last seen at Russo and Steele's Scottsdale sale in January '08, where it sold at $82,500 (CM# 51829). Tastefully done, this stock-looking '54 is sure to surprise many late-model Corvettes on the road. A fair price paid. #642-1956 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2-dr hard top. S/N VC56L070543. Gold & beige/ beige & brown cloth & vinyl. Odo: 4 miles. 265-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Everything new from top to bottom. Complete and total restoration to very high standards. Said to be date-coded with matching numbers. Cond: 1. SOLD AT Sports Car Market


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#651.1-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E57S104336. Black & silver/ black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 11,508 miles. 283ci 283-hp fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. Most chrome new, with some older trim showing light scratching. Mostly new factory-style interior and detailed period-correct non-original very desirable 3-speed manual with overdrive. The restoration here was said to be 19 years old, but aside from a few issues, it didn't look that old. Still, at this price, I'd consider this well sold. $126,500. Restored by Snodgrass Restoration, and truly flawless throughout. The market for cars like this has generally been on the decline over the past few years, but it's clear that really well-done examples are still in demand. A toplevel Tri-Five at a top-level price. #626.2-1956 CHEVROLET BEL AIR convertible. S/N 56N008484. Turquoise & white/white vinyl/turquoise & white cloth & vinyl. Odo: 36,759 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Straight sides and solid shutting doors, variable hood gap. Equipped with newer TH350 automatic transmission, power steering and fender skirts. New chrome and interior, engine. Some nicks on windshield. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $134,200. This car had a great overall look in black, silver, and red. That, along with nice trim fits and an honest description, worked here to bring a big sale price. #628.2-1957 DODGE D100 Sweptside pickup. S/N 843003534. Cream & blue/tan & red cloth & vinyl. Odo: 8,450 miles. 314-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. All new trim and chrome, very good paint with no issues. Giant hood gap at bottom. New wood bed. Fitted with push-button 3-speed transmission. Cond: 2+. SOLD light driving dust and dirt. Modern “Chevrolet” vinyl script across windshield looks out of place. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $104,500. Very nice high-level restoration included gauges, radio, wiring and power top. This price was in line with the best '57 convertibles, which do tend to bring more. Very well done. new weatherstripping and window fuzzies. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $77,000. This was prettier than what you'd have expected out of GM in 1956, and it featured a few driving updates that didn't affect the factory stock looks. Well bought and sold. #650-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2-dr hard top. S/N VC57F273181. Blue/blue cloth & vinyl. Odo: 2 miles. 283-ci fuel-injected V8, 3-sp. Gorgeous paint, chrome, and interior. Tinted glass all around. Engine compartment appears clean and correct, with all Fuelie items in place. Flawless restoration of a very rare '57 Chevrolet. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $99,000. This #362.2-1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 20867S107021. Fawn Beige/ tan canvas/fawn vinyl. Odo: 37,737 miles. 327ci 340-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Very fresh high-level restoration with flawless paint and all flawless chrome. Very detailed throughout. Fitted with chrome mags, but comes with restored stock AT $53,900. Beautiful details on a fresh, rare Sweptside Dodge. Last seen at Mecum's Monterey sale in August '10, where it failed to sell at a high bid of $45k (SCM# 165747). Even with shipping and auction fees factored in, this seller was right to hold it. Well sold. #362.1-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N E7FH244691. Bronze/white/ black & white vinyl. Odo: 65,404 miles. 312-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 3-sp. E-code engine. Striking metallic paint shows a couple of bubbles and some dust in front. Nice chrome and trim, fitted with porthole hard top. Delaminating glass on wind wings. Chassis undercoated. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $62,700. This T-Bird featured the wheels and hubcaps. Stated to have non-original engine. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $115,500. The owners were here every day to represent this spotless restored Corvette and it paid off handsomely for them. They spent a year doing just this car, and even with the big price paid here, there was likely just as much in it. Nicely bought and sold. car was undocumented, but the date codes and numbers were all said to be correct. This was another restoration by Snodgrass (which also did the 1956 offered as lot 642). Once again, the high level of this restoration captured the money. Well done. January 2011 #72-1966 FORD MUSTANG convertible. S/N 6R08C162510. Cream/black vinyl/black & white vinyl. Odo: 53,089 miles. 289-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. New paint, chrome, and power top. Panel gaps even throughout. All-new Pony interior with all-new trim, including horn button and dash chrome. Fitted with power steering and power brakes. Detailed engine, wiper scratches in windshield. Cond: 1-. SOLD 63 #672.2-1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA convertible. S/N F58T268652. Black/black canvas/black & gray vinyl. Odo: 84 miles. 348ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Some visible dust in paint. Chrome side trim looks straight and new, as do all other chrome pieces. Fresh interior and dash. Fitted with Continental kit, as well as power steering and brakes. Engine shows very


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV there was really very little to fault. A 396-equipped one of these brought $82,500 at Barrett-Jackson's Orange County event in June (SCM# 165366), so I'd call this a decent deal. #341.1-1967 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 convertible. S/N 138677B171529. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 52,127 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Paint thin on top of driver's door and shows polishing scratches throughout. Both door gaps wide at front, rear AT $38,500. Last seen at McCormick's Palm Springs sale in February '10, where it was reported sold at $25,725 (SCM# 160704). This Mustang had a nice color combination and appeared to be ready to drive. Sold price was a fair deal for both parties. #107-1966 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA fastback. S/N BP29D62519500. White/red & white vinyl. Odo: 91,304 miles. 273-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Fresh paint. Most chrome shows aging and some visible pitting. Visible sanding scratches on rear greenhouse glass, light delamination at windshield base. Loose seat trim on driver's seat, visible wear on armrests. New seats and carpets, new white paint on dash, laced-up leather cover on steering wheel. ally like the open headlights without the RS option. These have slid down the muscle car slope just like everything else, but good cars in this condition still do command prices in this range. Well bought and sold. #640.1-1969 FORD MUSTANG Mach 1 bumper fit a little uneven. New interior smells like mothballs. Very clean engine done in tooshiny orange. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $48,400. No major flaws on this high-level drop-top SS 396 driver. Sold right on the market, so this was a good deal for both parties. #54.1-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194678S414670. White/ black vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 54,273 miles. 327ci 350-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Old paint evenly cracking everywhere and showing some chipping. Chrome shows light scratches but no pitting. Passenger's seat has repaired torn areas, screws and some paint missing on console. Cracked windshield and weatherstripping. Undercoated. With fender skirts. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $19,800. Someone spent a fair amount of time and energy here, but he obviously still saved where possible on the restoration. Well sold, at one-and-a-half times the SCM Price Guide's top estimate. #626-1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS/ SS Indy Pace Car convertible. S/N 124677L153790. White/white vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 95,430 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Light scratches to paint and some original trim, chrome bubbling on right side of window frame. Most other chrome new, many new trim Some new engine parts. Repaired tear in top, dull rear window. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $26,400. Last seen at B-J's Vegas sale in October '08, where it made $34,100 (SCM# 118328). Much appeared original, and the windshield structure looked solid. The market has shifted a bit since '08, so I'd call this a fairly bought firstyear C3 at the price paid. #74-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 parts fitted. Fresh interior and top both well fitted. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $68,200. This Camaro had a great look about it, and overall, 64 coupe. S/N 124379N634821. Burgundy & white/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 25,511 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Fresh paint shows some pin holes. Mostly new chrome, some misfit on windshield and top trim. Top corner of driver's door panel worn, small visible carpet misfit. Fitted with power brakes. Detailed engine. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $60,500. Striking colors with white vinyl top. I person- A-pillars not straight on both sides. VIN tag not mounted in the typical location. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $37,400. The incorrect VIN tag mounting location and the flaws noted in the A-pillars and at the front of the dash suggested possible bodywork in this car's past. And if that was the case, this price was generous. Sports Car Market CJ fastback. S/N 9T02R182745. Orange & black/black vinyl. Odo: 56,480 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Originally painted silver, but now sporting fresh orange paint and new chrome and trim. Clean new interior with wood rim wheel. Rare R-code 335-hp engine. Said to be all matching numbers and accompanied by Marti Report. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $62,700. This Mach 1 was both clean and fresh, but for some, the color change (even from silver to a much brighter hue) was a strike. But considering its overall condition, I'd still call it well bought for an R-code fastback. #88.1-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 2-dr hard top. S/N 136370l137709. Blue & black/black vinyl. Odo: 19,943 miles. 502-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Several painted-over chips, one star crack on factory-style Cowl Induction hood. Numerous window trim dents and sanding scratches. Windshield trim misfit,


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV Otherwise, this was about what you'd expect for a nice but non-original '70 SS. #679.2-1970 PLYMOUTH 'CUDA Custom 2-dr hard top. S/N BP23C0B146602. Purple & black/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 2,625 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. New chrome and paint look good, with few issues. Visible glass scratching, lumpy dash, wrinkles and fit issues in seat covers. Added a/c. aged trim and sanding scratches on rear glass. New seats and carpets, quickie restoration on door panels. All-new dash gauges and modern floor-mount automatic trans shifter installed. Headers and a/c added. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $30,250. Born as a base-level 350-ci 165-hp Camaro rather than a Z/28. Even though this was not all stock, it looked like a good street driver. Well sold. #352-1973 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 1Z67Z3S428760. Green/ black vinyl. Odo: 3,001 miles. 454-ci 275-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Paint shows some age but looks extremely good for being original, with typical faded rubber bumper. Interior also in great shape for being original. Engine not “Upgraded 440” stated on the window card. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $44,000. I didn't get a good look at a fender tag here, but per the VIN, this was born a slant-six-powered Barracuda. Not a bad upgrade, but only as long as it's described as such. Well sold, as in this market, you can get real-deal V8 cars for close to this money. #639.1-1970 PLYMOUTH 'CUDA Hemi Replica convertible. S/N BH27G0B113372. Blue/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 14,997 miles. 426-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. New paint and chrome, both of which showing some light scratches. Wide door gaps, other panels consistent. Hockey Stick “Hemi” graphics done well. Originally born with a 318-ci V8, now detailed and shows original dirt. Both tops. Bloomington Gold Benchmark and NCRS Top Flight at 98%. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $51,700. Probably the best, most original '73 Corvette on the planet. What's a top price for a plastic nose 454 car with all the right awards? Today it was nearly $52k, and I'd say it was fairly bought. #42.1-1973 FORD BRONCO convertible. S/N V15GLR42595. Lime Green/white hard top/black vinyl. Odo: 9,080 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. New bright green paint with some visible preparation flaws. New chrome looks great. Small custom steering wheel, polished diamond plate door trim panels. Big lift kit, sports a period-correct 426 Hemi with Shaker hood. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $71,500. BarrettJackson was probably the first place for honest Hemi 'Cuda replicas selling for big money at auction. Call it a fake, but the bidders here still liked the look and were willing to pay for it. Well sold. #40.2-1972 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 coupe. S/N 1Q87H2N161827. Orange & white/black vinyl. Odo: 371 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Fresh paint and chrome, some aluminum wheels, and dressed-up engine. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $34,100. A striking truck that was said to be rust free from a life in Texas. These early Broncos have a dedicated following, but even so, this was a high price to pay. Apparently the new owner really likes green. #38.1-1976 CHEVROLET VEGA Cosworth coupe. S/N 1V7706V196181. White/red vinyl. Odo: 8,986 miles. Mostly original paint with some small touched-up areas. Chrome starting to dull. Said to have original mileage, and the claim looks believable. DOHC 4-cylinder aluminum Cosworth 66 oration on alloy parts. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $27,500. A 23-year-old GN that still looks new. Some were put away like this and they come up for sale fairly regularly. This one sold for a market-correct price, although the mileage was lower than many of the others I've seen at auction. © Sports Car Market SOLD AT $33,000. With so few miles, this was essentially a new 1979 Trans Am in desirable Bandit colors. Second-gen cars are starting to see some increases, and low-mileage cars like this are at the forefront. Fairly bought. #329.1-1987 BUICK GRAND NATIONAL coupe. S/N 1G4GJ1177HP47176. Black/gray cloth. Odo: 6,145 miles. 3.8-L turbocharged V6, auto. Several dead bugs and paint chips above front bumper, Interior as-new. Engine shows light dust and dirt with light discol- engine puts out a blistering 110 hp. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $10,450. Nobody saved Vegas and almost nobody saved Cosworth Vegas. In reality, the emissions restrictions placed on the twin-cam Cosworth engine meant the car wasn't much faster than a regular Vega—although that point is still bitterly argued among the Cosworth faithful. This may be the most original one you will see, and if you like Vegas, this was the one to buy. A decent deal. #81-1979 PONTIAC TRANS AM coupe. S/N 2W87Z9L161861. Black & gold/black vinyl. Odo: 6,904 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Several small visible cracks in very shiny paint. Like-new interior. Said to be an original-mile Trans Am, with build sheet included. Cond: 2+.


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1964 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL CONVERTIBLE Huron Blue with Original Light Blue Leather Interior & White Power Top, This Car Was Just Recently Serviced, Low Milage, This California Car Is Absoluvtely Stunning $39,500 1960 PORSCHE 356 B ROADSTER Ruby Red with Black Interior and Black Canvas Soft Top & Boot, Very Nice Matching Number Example of the Most Desirable T5 Bodied 356s, Runs and Drives Beautifully $88,500 1971 MERCEDES BENZ 280 SL Moss Green w/ Tan Leather & Tan Canvas Soft Top, Rust Free California Car, 4 Speed Transmission, Factory A/C, Excellent Running Condition $39,500 1965 ROLLS ROYCE SILVER CLOUD III Dark Blue with Beige Leather Interior. Pristine CA Car, 94,000 Original Miles, Runs and Drives Superbly. Original Tools & Handbook. Absolute Immaculate Throughout. $69,500 1964 ROLLS ROYCE MPW DROPHEAD COUPE White with Red Leather Interior, Low Mileage, Very Original. Just Serviced. $195,000 1954 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER PANAMERICANA 2001 La Carrera Panamericana Class Winner, 331 Hemi Engine w/ Electronic Ignition, Torqueflite Automatic, Highly Modified Suspension & Many Upgrades, Competition Ready $98,500 1936 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE Black with Dark Red Interior. A Beautiful, Rust Free Example of the Excellent Pre-War V-8 Convertibles. Complete with a Rumble Seat. Runs & Drives Very Well. $58,500 1979 FERRARI 308 GTS Red w/ Black Leather Daytona Seats, Chrome Wheels, CA Car, Rare Carburetted Model w/ 70,191 Miles, All Books & Tools, Super Performance $34,500 1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD Cream with Black & White Interior. Original Black Plate CA Car, Factory A/C, Power Steering, Brakes, Windows & Seats. White Porthole Hard Top & New Black Canvas Soft Top, 74,000 Original Miles. $46,500 1970 MERCEDES BENZ 280 SL Light Blue w/ Parchment Interior & Navy Top, CA Car, Two Tops, Automatic, Complete w/ All Books and Tools, Runs & Drives Great $46,500 1949 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY CONVETIBLE Roman Bronze with Green Interior. Gorgeous Black Plate California Car. Runs & Drives Perfectly. $108,500 2000 ASTON MARTIN DB7 VANTAGE VOLANTE Black with Tan & Black Leather Interior & Black Soft Top, 6-Speed Car, 4 Cam V-12 Engine, 34,800 Miles, Books, Tools & Records, In Absolutely Immaculate Condition. $49,500 1954 TALBOT-LAGO T26 GRAND SPORT COUPE Light Blue Metallic Over Steel Blue Metallic w/ Grey Leather. Truly Breathtaking Styling with Performance to Match. 5 of 26 Built. In Superb Condition with Complete Documented History. $209,500 1969 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES II ROADSTER 2 Owner Black Plate Ca Car, Claret w/ Black Leather, Chrome Wire Wheels,71,000 Original Miles, Totally Rust Free, Books & Tools, Runs & Drives Superbly $48,500 1948 JAGUAR MARK IV DROPHEAD Anthracite over Black with Beautiful Red Leather Interior, Very Nice Older Restoration w/Original Wood in Lovely Condition, Chrome Wire Wheels & Complete Original Fitted Tool Set. A Rare Original Example, In Beautiful Condition. $98,500 1961 MERCEDES BENZ 190 SL Cream with a Beautiful Red Leather Interior, Black Soft Top and Black Large Window Hard Top. Complete with Becker Mexico Radio, Clock, Books and Tools. Drives Superbly. $64,500


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Bonhams Chichester, UK Important Motorcars at the Goodwood Revival Mustangs, Spitfires and a Thunderbolt engaged in mock dogfights to celebrate the battle won 70 years before, but most big lots did not find buyers Company Bonhams Date September 17, 2010 Location Chichester, Sussex, U.K. Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold / offered 51/78 Sales rate 65% Sales total $4,447,523 High sale 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport cabriolet, sold at $293,982 1953 Jaguar C-type with Mille Miglia history Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics W ithin six days, Bonhams' U.K. Motoring Department sold more than $7.5m worth of cars, motorcycles and au- tomobilia, including this year's Goodwood Revival sale and the company's sale at the Beaulieu Autojumble just a few days prior. And the overall figure doesn't count the $2m Bonhams' European arm generated at Reims in the same period. Goodwood represented $4.5m of that total, but under the cloudless skies of southern England, as Mustangs, Spitfires and a Republic Thunderbolt engaged in mock dogfights to celebrate the battle won 70 years before, most of the big lots could not find buyers. These included a 1953 Jaguar C-type, a Bugatti Type 35B and 1966 Lola T70 MkII Spyder—all genuine cars but with convoluted histories—as well as a Ferrari Daytona and an ex-Jim Clark Lotus Cortina. The C-type ‘016' had been resurrected in the '80s from a car wrecked in the '53 Mille Miglia, the Lola had been built up from a spare chassis in period (and was much rebuilt again more recently) and the Bugatti was arguably a bitsa with some original parts, as many of them are. Negotiations on the C-type went on for a week after the sale, but Bonhams managed to shift four more cars in post-sale over the weekend: the 1962 AC Aceca coupe 68 Buyer's premium 15% on the first $46,880, 10% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.64) once owned by Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, was the most expensive at $131,005. It was said to be one of only six surviving Ford-powered Acecas in the world, and the price paid was a believed record for the model. In addition, an XK150 made $113,850, and two XKEs, a convertible and coupe, made $74,392 and $48,425, respectively. Top sales on the day were a beautiful and very proper 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport Cabriolet at $293,982; a 1938 Lagonda V12 drophead coupe at $290,551, and the 26th Aston Martin DB4 produced, which made $227,076. Bonhams also was able to sell ‘67 ARX', the sole surviving 1962 Sussex, UK ex-works Big Healey, to a jubilant ex-works BMC collector for an overestimate $177,325. A 1956 Jaguar XK140 drophead coupe from the same collection sold for $204,774 against an estimate of $125k-$155k. Another car once owned by a high-profile figure, a 1988 Jaguar XJ-S V12 convertible that once belonged to Sarah, Duchess of York, fetched a strong $35,870, having since been completely re-engineered and restored. Bonhams has managed to include an his- toric aircraft at its last couple of Revival sales, and this time it was a replica Supermarine Spitfire owned by The Royal British Legion, sold ahead of the auction for over its $90k top estimate. And the buyer will magnanimously continue to make it available to the charity: “He made them an offer they couldn't refuse,” as James Knight, Group Head and Managing Director of Bonhams' Motoring Department, put it. He added: “The U.K. motoring team have experienced an incredibly busy period and emerged with very positive statistics.” ♦ $1m $2m $3m $4m $5m $6m $7m $8m 0 Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006


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Bonhams Chichester, UK ENGLISH #318-1931 LAGONDA 2-LITER SUPERCHARGED low chassis tourer. S/N OH9938. Eng. # 2B1006. Black/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 91,663 miles. Near-perfect paint and fabric, well creased leather—a patina built #350-1938 LAGONDA V12 drophead coupe. S/N 14046. Eng. # 16069. Silver/black leather. RHD. Odo: 16,032 miles. Good overall following extensive goingthrough and refurb including motor stripdown: very good body and paint, some tiny dings in radiator cowl, lightly microblistered lights, one TOP 10 No. 6 2002 restoration, now just as good, and sold near bottom estimate and reserve. According to the numbers, therefore, a bargain. #357-1953 JAGUAR XK120 roadster. S/N up over many years. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $153,307. Last sold for $100,693 at H&H's Buxton auction in April, 2006, 5,000 miles ago. Knocked down $10k under lower estimate today, so presumably the owner gave the nod. Well bought and sold. #331-1935 RILEY 9HP Imp Sports road- ster. S/N 6027496. Black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 2,130 miles. Almost better than new following big restoration, with conserved body, blemish in otherwise very nice dash, newish leather, wheel discs straight. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $290,551. English-supplied car, in various Swiss collections from 1973–1992, then sold to a California collector for $150,000. It was moved on again in 2006 after restoration for $135,000; that price, plus the refurb work it needed on return to the U.K., suggests that the last resto was found wanting. Sold for just enough here, with this seller most likely coming out on top. #337-1952 JAGUAR XK120 special road- ster. S/N 660946. Metallic blue/red leather. RHD. Odo: 3,010 miles. Bitsa built up in late '60s from two cars, plus XK150 diff and brakes, plus hot-rod E-type 4.2 motor, and 16inch wheels. Clocked at 153.3 mph in 1970 Ghent Speed Trials. Following a fallow period, now in good order with straight body, good new leather and paint and rebuilt mechanicals. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $115,565. One owner for 46 years, during which it spent 20 years in a museum. #333-1936 MG TA MIDGET Q-type rep- lica roadster. S/N TA0382. Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 15,502 miles. Bodied in the style of a Q-type, fitted with XPAG motor from TB/TC with Shorrock supercharger and modern oil filter conversion, plus TC gearbox. New leather, excellent chrome. Well-scrubbed Mileage is presumably since restoration. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $77,823. Was a green left-hander supplied to the U.S., and then was back to U.K. in 1989—at the height of the last European classic car boom, you might remember. That 2000 repaint resulted in the owner leaving the car with Twyford Moors to settle the bill, and it's had little use since. This is average money for a tidy 120, so it presumably didn't owe its owner more. #351-1954 KIEFT SPORTS roadster. S/N door fit, engine-turned dash, and new leather, though original cockpit edging. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $115,565. Owned, built, and campaigned until 1972 by famed artist Dexter Brown, then sold to France and left as a period piece, though it probably wouldn't be done this way now. Sold on the phone, so it may be headed back to France or Belgium. BEST BUY set of big Engleberts means it's been enjoyed. Shown in catalog with hood sides in place but removed for viewing and sale. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $55,521. Not vintage, but MGs of this flavor are a definable quantity, and this one sold where expected for just the right money. 70 #361-1953 BENTLEY R-TYPE 4½liter drophead coupe. S/N B339SP. Eng. # B419S. Maroon & cream/ cream leather. RHD. Presents as perfect. Laserstraight and sharp body, exquisite paint and coachlines, flawless chrome, slightly-too-shiny timber and veneers. Almost-new leather only slightly creased on driver's side. With restoration bills for $45k. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $141,298. A first-place concours winner at both RREC and BDC events following 2000– the Works entry that ran in the '54 Le Mans in the 1100-cc class, bent at Montlhery 1955, remained there until '66 or '67, and completely restored at some point in between. Another $30k would probably have bought it. It wouldn't look spendy at that money next to, say, an OSCA. Sports Car Market CK107. Eng. # 54/11. Red/black leather. Very interesting sports-racer, essentially a singleseater with full-width body (modified at the rear around 1954) and MGA engine. In good, used order with fairly recent repaint. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $172,040. Apparently 674101. Eng. # W90628. White/red leather. RHD. Odo: 1,069 miles. Very tidy and clean, following '90s restoration and repaint in 2000. Door fit tight but even, chassis and trunk floor OK. A few polish marks in bumpers from rechrome. Leather hardly worn. With stainless exhaust, new Coopercraft disc brakes in front.


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Bonhams Chichester, UK #310-1956 JAGUAR XK140 drophead coupe. S/N 807355. Black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 1,457 miles. Near perfect, although restoration was almost 20 years (and only 1,457 miles) ago. Still with deep and lustrous paint, chrome perfect, and leather like new. Moto-Lita wheel and tracker device only noted deviations from standard. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $204,774. From same titled TOP 10 No. 7 put together following cosmetic restoration, some weld repairs evident in floors, leather new. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $199,627. Declared not sold in the room at $160,816, about $30k short of lower estimate. But the seller must have shifted in his seat a little, and a deal was put together afterward. #307-1960 TRIUMPH TR3A roadster. S/N TS68336L. Eng. # TS25557SE. Green/ beige vinyl. RHD. Odo: 3,025 miles. A wellknown former multiple concours winner. Correct in every detail, except for the fact these were never finished this well when new. owner who was offering the ex-Works Healeys and the low-mileage MGBs, this sold well over the expected price. Supposedly the dropheads are not as desirable as roadsters, but somehow the bulkier screen wasn't as noticeable in black, and the impeccable condition was truly something. Previously sold at Coys, London, on March 16, 1992, for $90,630 (SCM# 3760). #372-1958 ASTON MARTIN DB MKIII coupe. S/N AM30031532. Eng. # DBA1138. Maroon/gray leather. RHD. Appealing and clearly much enjoyed; mechanically up to snuff with high-spec motor and well-fettled chassis and brakes. Was green, painted this color in Briefly owned (or more likely driven on loan; Donald Campbell was lent one the year before) by James Bond creator Ian Fleming, this was most desirable because of its Ford engine, the most potent and rarest offered in Aces and Acecas. Though this is thought to be a world record for the model, it was still short of what was hoped for in the wake of huge recent Ace sales. Last seen in the SCM database not sold at $35,550 by Brooks in London, Oct 13, 1992 (SCM# 19337). #309-1962 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MkII Originally exported to California, then reimported back to the U.K., where it was converted to RHD and restored. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $57,237. This was way over the estimate and almost three times what you'll pay for an average TR3—but then again, it's not an average TR3. #362-1960 TVR GRANTURA coupe. S/N 7F132. White & green/black vinyl. RHD. Very early TVR, neat and tidy for racer. Originally had Ford 1172 side-valve power but was built up using a new chassis, MGA engine, and Healey disc brakes in 2005. Still with original '80s, now some small bubbles and blemishes showing in body and paint. Leather cracked and creased. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $153,307. Sold bang on the money for a nice driver, and helps illustrate the inappropriateness of a $100k resto project (see lot 359). TOP 10 No. 8 #315-1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series II coupe. S/N DB4449R. Eng. # 370445. Silver/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 22,535 miles. Excellent appearance, just weird VW-type front suspension, as per regs. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $43,941. These do well in historic races because they are so light, and this one has had several short-term owners in the past couple of years. Sold over estimate but not terribly spendy when you consider it's almost a new car. #364-1962 AC ACECA Ford coupe. S/N RS5506. Eng. # S251773E. Dark blue/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 68,619 miles. Refurbished body straight with recent paint, chassis clean and tidy with paint still on. Seat leather beautifully worn in and timber door cappings correctly dull. Ford Zephyr engine with Ruddspeed Stage II conversion from new, said to be recently rebuilt. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $131,005. 72 Sports Car Market to go straight out and rally again. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $177,325. In long-term ownership of titled floor covering magnate, not sold at Bonhams Goodwood Revival in September '08 for $210,000 (SCM# 117845). Even with slide in exchange rates, this looked like a fair deal, and was bought by a noted U.K. Healey collector who says he plans to use it in the manner for which it was was intended. (see profile in December 2010 issue.) #301-1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MkIII Phase II convertible. S/N HBJ842771. Eng. # 29KRUH17365. Green/black vinyl/ black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 36,744 miles. Body Works Rally roadster. S/N HBN718704. Red & white/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 23,682 miles. A real Abingdon Works car, with good history, provenance, and illustrious list of drivers, in good order following repairs to accident damage in 2000 requiring new chassis. All usual Works features intact, leather original and well worn. With FIA/FIVA papers, ready


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Bonhams Chichester, UK straight, door fit good, chassis sits straight, new exhaust. Roll hoop not attractive and incorrect vinyl on seats, but it's not been used for almost 30 years, so mileage is believable. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $44,838. Healeys are supposed to be on the up. Or maybe they're down. Anyway, this was the first lot of the sale, so Jamie did quite well to get a market-correct price near the high estimate. #328-1973 FORD CAPRI RS2600 coupe. S/N GCECNC22575. Blue/black velour & vinyl. Odo: 68,411 km. RS2600 was a German homologation special—the English version was the RS3100. In very good order, straight and rust free, following restoration; floors flawless, interior excellent and original. Weird to have Cote d'Azur plates when it's on a Boulogne in split-bench seat. Looked great on its own, but a bit off when parked next to the real thing. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $129,290. Interesting that this replica sold when the real thing standing next to it (with genuine Cotal electric box, etc.) did not. Completed the California Mille in 1996, sold at Brooks' (Bonhams' predecessor) Quail Lodge sale in 1998, and then moved to France. GERMAN TOP 10 No. 10 #332-1956 PORSCHE 356A Speedster. S/N 82488. Silver/black fiberglass/black. Odo: 6,771 miles. number, though. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $52,012. This was actually U.K. registered with original French number, for show purposes only. Compared with the current market for the BMW CSL, its rival on the track, this was well sold. #380-1988 JAGUAR XJ-S V12 convert- ible S/N SAJJHADW3DA150787. Dark blue/ dark blue/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 88,903 miles. Restored and in good order with slightly orange-peeled paint. Interior good and very tidy underhood. Originally driven by Sarah, U.K. from California in 1996 and restored; bought from the Festival of Speed sale in 2000, and last changed hands via the 356 Register in 2007. This is the correct price in local currency, i. e., the British Pound. It looks like big money in the U.S. due to the weaker dollar. Europeans love Speedsters just as the rest of us do. #377-1973 PORSCHE 911T Targa. Duchess of York (her sister-in-law had one too). Cond: 2. SOLD AT $35,870. KWE Jaguars are XJs and XJ-Ss reworked and tightened up by Knowles-Wilkins Engineering. XJ-Ss are gaining acceptability now, but this was big money by any standard, so the Royal connection probably hiked the value. FRENCH #312-1946 DELAHAYE 135MS Competition “Special Course” replica roadster. S/N 800408. Eng. # 55103. Red/tan leather. RHD. Apparently created in the '50s on a 135MS chassis, though looks much newer, with straight and tidy body, good paint, very clean and polished engine, and newish leather 74 Metallic red/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 12,883 miles. In good order with newish paint and good cosmetics. Converted from left-hand drive with genuine Porsche parts, color and interior changed, now somewhat fussy but in good condition. All the new sheet metal SOLD AT $122,427. Due to their size, these Ferraris are often referred to as “Queen Marys.” (Or “Queen Mothers.”) Considering there was a 330GT sitting on the U.K. market for a while at this money, this looked well bought, even at well over estimate. #353-1971 FIAT DINO 2.4 Spider. S/N 135BS0001388. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 26,443 km. Good up top but sills starting to bubble (last painted in 2002), though good news is all Sports Car Market Looks like a fairly quick restoration. Fitted with Rudge wheels and Glasspar hard top. Now with 1,700-cc motor and twin Weber twinchokes, 12-volt electrics, and lowered suspension. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $182,471. Into the Stokes Workshops, with shell bearings and better lube system, now with paint flaking off exhaust manifold showing it's been driven. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $293,982. From Pinin Farina's best period. Sold just where expected and not greedy for a fully sorted thing of beauty. #338-1971 FERRARI 365GT 2+2 coupe. S/N 13935. Brown metallic/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 17,925 miles. Very tidy and straight, with excellent floors and new stainless exhaust. Paint probably original and lightly cracking in a couple of places. Seat leather looks older than 18,000 miles. Cond: 3+. might explain why the chassis number is missing. Will need re-registering to stay in the U.K. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $26,903. Bought by the vendor at Bonhams' December 2009 Olympia sale for $33,005 and offered again at Bonhams' Silverstone sale on July 24 (a no-sale at $24,000) because—bizarrely—the new owner wanted a left-hander and then decided against reconverting it. Small-bumper cars are sought after, but this sort of history makes buyers nervous, which is why the price looks low here— though Targas are worth about 10% less than coupes in the U.K. market. ITALIAN TOP 10 No. 5 #346-1949 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500SS convertible. S/N 915725. Dark blue/black/red leather. Odo: 75,072 km. Excellent body, paint, and chrome following restoration. Perfect dash with nothing missing or broken, apart from one crack in gearshift knob. Very tidy engine redone by Jim


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Bonhams Chichester, UK (mostly irreplaceable) interior trim is there. Mildy chewed and repainted alloys. Motor tidy with electronic igniton, almost essential to tools. Totally sharp and appealing. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $81,254. Delivered new in the U.K. and with its first owner for 30 years, then in a French collection from 1989–2000. It also appeared in the Cartier Style et Luxe concours at Goodwood in 2007. Pre-sale estimate was perhaps slightly optimistic; as such, correctly bought. #369-1964 FORD GALAXIE 500 2-dr keep them running right. Modern foam air filter. 2.4 is considered best with most torque and IRS. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $57,237. Regrettably, Fiat Dinos were long considered just another V6, but Spiders have been climbing in value. The massive expenditures and mere 5000 km driven over past nine years does rather say it all, but at least this price level means the practice of raiding them for their motors has stopped. #340-1975 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA Series III coupe. S/N 9398. Blue/black leather. Odo: 62,525. The subject of a six-year “rolling restoration.” Body straight but was painted with the windows in. Black leather slightly cracked. Relatively rare right-hand drive. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $40,354. Last sold prerestoration on September 11, 2004, for $17,595 at Bonhams' Beaulieu Hampshire sale (SCM# 35365). Well bought this time, considering there's been one for sale at a dealership for the past two years priced at $45k. AMERICAN #316-1937 FORD MODEL 78 Deluxe woodie station wagon. S/N 3261. Brown/ black vinyl/brown vinyl. RHD. Odo: 46,380 miles. Restored more than 20 years ago and still holding up beautifully. Still with 6-volt electrics, period-looking battery, and some steering and power brakes. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $29,593. Slightly on the cheap side for a convertible in the U.K., and likely will retail for a bit more. Summer is over, so the top won't be off for some time, but well bought. #347-1970 SHELBY GT500 fastback. S/N 9F02R480489. Gulfstream Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 34,665 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Good overall appearance following 2005 resto- 76 hangar. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $55,521. One of the first Galaxies to be imported for historic racing (they'd done well in Europe when new), this one steamrollered the opposition with sheer power and set a trend—now Goodwood is awash with them. Sold where needed and a relative bargain, but has been unraced for several seasons and will need a bit more to be put back into FIA spec. Last offered but not sold at $60k against an $80k estimate in July '07 at H&H's Kempton Park sale (SCM# 46772). #302-1965 FORD MUSTANG convert- ible. S/N 5F08C764659. Black/black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 39,134 miles. 289-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Straight and tidy, though some welded repairs and hints of rust creeping out of seams underneath. New interior and top. With power Price as tested: $29,490. Likes: Power features make for a comfortable ride. Stow ‘n Go seating means there's room for seven when you need it (and without removing a row of seats), good visibility of both the road and the kids from the driver's seat. Gripes: Plastic interior, automatic side doors can automatically close on you (ask me how I know), and the V6 engine with 6-speed transmission is adequate at best. Fun to drive: H Fun to look at: H Overall experience: HH Verdict: The world's original minivan has come a long way over the years, but with so many viable competitors now in the same segment, it's hard to accept its shortcomings. Overall, there's still no mistaking the fact that it's a minivan, but it does the job well enough that getting the family to your destination feels like it would be just an afterthought—and that can be half the battle.—Jim Pickering ♦ Sports Car Market hard top. S/N 4J66X103226. White/black. 427-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Shipped to U.K. as 352-ci hard top and built up into a racer with huge spec 22 years ago—and it's seen a bit of action. Progressively lightened and developed, now with fiberglass front fenders and hood. Grille bent and rippled, windshield cracked. Dipstick is sitting on passenger floor. With only one seat, it's like sitting in an aircraft ration, with well-fitting front fiberglass, though prep a bit rushed in rain gutters. Door fit off (and rubber slightly cracked) on driver's side. Interior good, still with roll-hoop mounted inertia-reel belts. Sits rather high, perhaps to clear oversize slot mags, on the car since new. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $70,961. Originally supplied to Monaco. Sold a little under the rather hopeful estimate, but fair money in the U.K., although a dealer was recently asking $75k for a '69 GT350. Would probably have made more in the U.S. ♦ Glovebox Notes Ferrari Testa Rossas and Alfa 8Cs are nice, but the SCM needed wheels a bit more functional during the Monterey weekend. Here's a brief look at one of the cars of interest that SCM staff used to get from home to auction to race to concours to auction and home again. . HHHHH is best. 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan Hero


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Branson Auctions Branson, MO The Branson Auction The '36 Horch barn-find was the star of the show, making $389k after a flurry of activity on the block Company Cox Auctions Date September 10–11, 2010 Location Branson, Missouri Auctioneer Assiter & Associates— Tom “Spanky” Assiter, lead auctioneer Automotive lots sold / offered 114/216 Sales rate 53% Sales total $3,041,840 High sale 1936 Horch 853 cabriolet, sold at $388,800 1936 Horch 853—patina was the star of the sale Report and photos by Leslie Roberts Market opinions in italics Center in Branson served as backdrop for the event, and this year's list of consignments again offered a few oddball lots in with the standard group of American classics and European sports cars. Where else can you bid on both a 1986 Bronco II customized to look like a fire truck pedal car and a 12,000-mile Ferrari 308? The festivities started on Thursday evening with B ranson's annual auctions always have something for everyone, and this fall's event was no different. As usual, the Hilton Convention Buyer's premium 8%, included in sold prices high sale of the weekend. Other notables included a 1928 Packard Phaeton that was a no-sale at $80,000, a 1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton that was bid to $125,000 but failed to meet reserve, and a Packard Deluxe 8-passenger Woodie wagon with an excellent restoration. Bidding was once again intense for the Woodie and the reserve was dropped at the last bid, selling it for $127,440— the second-highest sale of the weekend. Other notable no-sales included a 1936 Chrysler Airflow Imperial Branson, MO limousine, which was one of 37 built and the only one known survivor. The car is accepted as a Full Classic by the CCCA and has won awards both for its type and its originality. Bidding stalled at $40,000, but $50,000 was needed for it to change hands. Sports car enthusiasts had an opportunity to purchase a 1967 Sunbeam a cocktail reception and charity auction sponsored by Summer Winds Resort Services of Branson. The company donated a 1928 Ford that ran the Great Race from 2003-2005 and won Grand Champion in its final year. The car brought $14,500, boosting the weekend's total donations to the American Society of Autism and the Vintage Car Rally Association to $57,975. The superstar cars were saved for Saturday after- noon. The most-awaited sale of the day was lot 583, a 1936 Horch 853 cabriolet in barn-find condition. Last driven in the mid '70s, the Horch saw daylight once again only six weeks before the auction, and was shipped from South Dakota to be the star of the show in Branson. Once it rolled onto the block, bidding was intense, and when the dust cleared, it had sold for $388,800—the 78 Tiger that had been a one-owner car for the first 42 years of its life. All documentation from new was included, starting with the original purchase agreement. The Tiger went home with a new owner, who paid $51,840 for the privilege—perhaps a bit high, but how often does an opportunity such as this come along? Although this year's event fell slightly short Sales Totals of last year's $3.4m for 138 of 274 cars, overall the numbers remained consistent with past events hosted by the company. Jim and Kathy Cox continue to improve on their winning auction formula, and their dedicated clientele come back time and time again for the laidback atmosphere, varied list of consignments, and excellent venue that has put Branson on the map. ♦ $500k $1m $1.5m $2m $2.5m $3m $3.5m $4m 0 Sports Car Market 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006


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Branson Auctions Branson, MO ENGLISH #590-1967 SUNBEAM TIGER Mk III convertible. S/N B382001670LRXFE. White/ black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 10,291 miles. Paint in excellent condition, body very straight and rust-free. Bright trim good, passenger fender trim has one small dent. Removable black hard top has slight ding on driver's side. Bucket seats and carpet appear almost new, dash wood good; owner-installed walnut steering wheel and shift knob match dash wood nicely. Neat underhood and in trunk, with just a few paint chips indicating use. Mag wheels blue cloth/dark blue leather. Odo: 30,766 miles. One of 39 Volante convertibles produced for the U.S. in 1980. Straight body, good panel fit, paint excellent. Top boot fits poorly. Blue cloth top surface covering. Body surprisingly straight and rust-free, with only a few bubbles on rear fender by running board. Chrome flaking off front bumper at top. Leather interior in oxidized; original wheels included. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $51,840. A one-owner car for 42 years, this Tiger looked meticulously cared for. All dealer-installed accessories and every invoice included, starting from original purchase agreement showing the car sold at Crest Motors, Inc. in Denver, for $4,428.75. The price paid here was a great deal more than that, and also more than current asking prices for restored Tigers—but given the provenance, it was certainly understandable. Fairly bought and sold. #519-1969 LAND ROVER SERIES II suv. S/N 24135349F. Navy & white/gray vinyl. RHD. Odo: 25,666 miles. All aluminum body; galvanized steel frame, bumpers, and trim. Body panels generally wavy. Paint chipping on hood and fenders. Passenger bucket seat ripped, many scratches in painted metal cargo area. Diesel engine. Dirty underhood. Equipped with winch. Missing battery, towed across auction block. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $9,990. These cloth top fits well. Bumpers and bright trim in good condition. Interior wood nice and glossy, leather and carpets like new, steering wheel showing age. A good-looking car with lots of life left. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $43,200. Rarity and Astons go hand in hand, so the fact that this car is one of 39 may not elicit too much excitement. With only 30,766 miles on the odometer and condition in line with that, this car was worth more than the high bid, though perhaps not much more. FRENCH #560-1961 FACEL VEGA HK500 coupe. S/N HK1BO1X. Silver-gray/red leather. Odo: 58,434 miles. Chrysler V8, automatic transmission. Good paint, chrome trim showing polish marks, pitting on trunk ornament. Stainless trim on lower doors dented. Dash and gauges in beautiful condition, leather buckets look soft and inviting. Seat belts with diagonal shoulder straps added. Clean, well-detailed engine compartment has correct carburetor and air cleaner. surprisingly good shape; wood still nice as well. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $388,800. This car was brought to the U.S. in the early '50s as a military appropriation. It later found its way to an automotive museum in St Louis, MO, and then another in Rapid City, SD, and then made its way to a South Dakota businessman when that museum failed. Last driven in the mid-'70s when it participated in the Black Hills Auto show, it was then driven home and parked in the garage, not to move again until this year. Presented in as-found condition, and not a bad buy at the price paid. #226-1971 VOLKSWAGEN SUPER BEETLE sedan. S/N 1112039383. Orange/ black vinyl. 2009 restoration from the ground up. Nice paint, bumpers fit well, glass good. Panel fit mostly fine, but driver's door out at bottom rear. New black vinyl stock-style seat covers fit poorly on front buckets. New carpet clean and unworn, engine rebuilt in 2009 and series Landies exude a toughness far more authentic than the Hummer your real estate agent is driving, and the general waviness of the body panels and signs of use here only added to the mystique. It certainly looked like it would be up for anything. Assuming it runs once the battery issue is taken care of, I would call this well bought. #557-1980 ASTON MARTIN V8 Volante convertible. S/N V8COL15201. White/dark 80 Immaculate trunk. With optional power steering, power brakes, power windows, and Becker Mexico AM/FM/cassette. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $72,000. Fastidiously maintained by one owner for the last twenty years, rather than fully restored. I can imagine that this would still be a great car to drive; the interior looked as comfortable as it did beautiful. But the right buyer wasn't in the audience, and it fell $8,000 short of its reserve. GERMAN TOP 10 No. 4 #583-1936 HORCH 853 cabriolet. S/N 853339. Eng. # 850715. Umber & black/brown cloth/brown leather. Odo: 55,625. South Dakota barn find, complete with layer of dust. Still rolls freely, and engine is free, although not started for auction. Rips on still looking tidy. New tires and moldings. Fitted with Yakima roof rack. New tires on stock steel wheels with chrome hubcaps. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $5,130. Four Beetles were offered on Friday, but this was the only coupe. The car looked good inside and out, with the exception of a couple of fitment issues. Sold at no reserve, and I would call it market correct. AMERICAN #264-1928 FORD MODEL A hot rod pickup. S/N A2817694. Blue-black/black vinyl. Odo: 856 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Powered by a built 350 4-bolt main Chevrolet small-block mated to a heavy-duty TH350 auto tranny and 8-inch Ford rear end. Fairly straight body with two small dings on driver's door; good paint with the exception of a few small bubbles on passenger's door. Weld Racing aluminum wheels. Padded exterior vinyl sun visor. 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Branson Auctions Branson, MO Rear vinyl spare cover shows wear to paintedon Ford logo. Tan cloth interior and carpets in good condition. Interior wood good. Engine has been rebuilt and odometer reset. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $12,690. Excellent overall condition with just a few flaws related to age and use, and in an appealing color combination, this could be used as-is to tour, or for parade duty, or it could be polished up and sold for more. Price was fair to buyer and seller. Custom interior includes black bench seat, tinted windows, Vintage Air, tilt column, and hand-stitched leather wheel. VDO gauges and Lokar accessories on dash. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $24,840. Cool enough for any cruise-in, this little truck looked like something right off the set of “American Graffiti.” The seller took care to describe the engine work in detail for the auction catalog, and this information, along with the obvious quality of body and interior work, netted a sale price of $24,840. Well sold. #586-1928 PACKARD 533-6 phaeton. S/N 154176. Red & dark red/tan canvas/brown leather. Odo: 605 miles. Nice paint has small bubbles on hood. Rear bumper slightly bent, missing paint on passenger side. Tiny pitting to chrome on driver's side spotlight. Good panel fit. Canvas top fits nicely and includes full weather gear. Nice rear wood luggage rack, #580-1932 STUTZ DB32 4-dr sedan. S/N DV330196. Eng. # DV33019-G. Blue & dark blue/tan cloth. Odo: 65,630 miles. A CCCA Senior National Award winner. Excellent paint on very straight body. Wire wheels with dual side-mounted spares. Wood luggage rack at the rear nicely finished. Camel cloth interior with brown carpets. Finely finished wood trim. Interior appointments include lap robe, roll-up window shades, and folding foot rest. Engine $40,000, or $10k light of reserve. This is a neat piece of history that really should command a higher price, so I agree with the seller for keeping it. #253-1939 FORD CUSTOM pickup. S/N 08FO08114. Pearl white & blue/gray cloth & cream vinyl. Odo: 6,450 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Heidt's Mustang II front end with rack-and-pinion steering. Blue over pearlwhite paint in excellent condition on a straight, rust-free body. Frame fabricated from 2x6-inch rectangular steel tubing. Bed carpeted and has a padded vinyl hard cover with a rear wing. Battery box in bed. Custom billet aluminum wheels with 195/50R15 front tires nicely presented. With 4-wheel hydraulic brakes. A needs-nothing car. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $120,000. This was hands-down the cleanest, best restored car here. Having covered only a few miles since the restoration was completed, this car truly lacks nothing but a new owner, as the classified ads so cleverly put it. But that new owner wasn't here today. dual side-mounted spares. Interior excellent, with wood and leather in great condition. A handsome car. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $80,000. Bad gas was said to be the culprit on Saturday when this car failed to cross the block under its own power. Seller guaranteed it to run, but it still fell far below the $150,000 reserve. #537-1931 FORD MODEL A Victoria 2-dr sedan. S/N A738725. Dove Gray & black/tan cloth. Odo: 159 miles. Excellent gray paint over black fenders with yellow wire wheels. Door handle chrome pitted. 2 small dings on radiator shell, some rock chips on front fenders. features black front bench seat, tan broadclothupholstered rear bench, plus two jump seats. Roll-up division window. Long show history includes concours wins for its type and originality. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. This car sold for the cheap price of $27,500 at Gooding & Co.'s August 2009 Pebble Beach auction (SCM# 152272). This time it was bid to 82 #584-1936 CHRYSLER AIRFLOW C-11 limousine. S/N 7803894. Black/black vinyl & beige broadcloth. Odo: 61,875 miles. A preserved original. One of 37 C-11 Airflow Imperial limousines built, and the only known surviving example. The only C-11 accepted as a full classic by the CCCA. Crazing and scratches on original paint, chrome showing age, with minor pitting on grille. Interior 275/60R15 rear tires. Custom interior with VDO gauges and Lokar floor shift. Engine bay very clean. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $23,220. You didn't have to be a hot rod fan to appreciate this one. The quality of the work and the classic lines of the 1939 Ford pickup were undeniable. Well bought. #230-1939 PLYMOUTH CUSTOM busi- ness coupe. S/N X10804507. Bright green metallic/gray cloth. Odo: 5,118 miles. Exterior shiny, paint and chrome in excellent condition. Dual spotlights. Interior has custom gray cloth with a custom billet steering wheel, tilt steering, power windows and CD player. Equipped with power steering, power disc brakes, and and automatic transmission. On chrome Cragar S/S wheels. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $18,900. Will obviously catch lots of attention at any local cruise night, but with creature comforts like power windows and CD player, this resto-mod should please the spouse as well. Excellent quality work throughout; I don't think this car could be replicated for the price paid. Well bought. BEST BUY #589-1941 PACKARD DELUXE woodie wagon. S/N 14832172. Maroon & wood/textured black vinyl/ maroon leather. Odo: 68,679 miles. Excellent paint and wood. Chrome nice, but front turn signal chrome spears pitted along top edge. Running boards like new. Interior also in perfect condition, with attractive dash wood, Sports Car Market


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auction. New correct convertible top, all leather bench seats, and new carpet. Engine bay very clean and nicely detailed. Paint and hoses look new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $127,440. Thought to be one of 358 8-passenger, 3-row wagons built, this Deluxe was originally delivered new to Stahl Motor Co. in Monterey, CA. With the restoration done to such high quality, it will be no surprise to see it back in Monterey soon. Reserve was lifted at the last bid. Very well bought. #576-1948 PACKARD CUSTOM 8 Victoria convertible. S/N 22592919. Yellow/ medium brown vinyl & tan cloth. Odo: 13,046 miles. Overhauled straight-8 engine, overdrive transmission said to work perfectly. Excellent paint shows a few minor touch-ups. Bumpers rechromed, stainless trim in good condition. Upholstery and carpet look new. Clean engine bay. Trunk finished in carpet that matches interior. Seller stands behind 113,046 as the actual mileage. With factory power seats, power windows, power top, and power antenna. Wide whitewall tires starting to yellow. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $60,480. Said to be one of 1,103 Custom 8 Victoria convertibles made in 1948, and one of 53 surviving originals. Seller's research indicates this car could possibly have been used in the 1986 “Back to the Future” film. True or not, this was a solid car for show or driving, and the price paid was market correct. #532-1950 BUICK SUPER convertible. S/N G10740. Maroon/tan cloth/red leather. Odo: 3,225 miles. 263-ci I8, 2-bbl, auto. Driven 1,500 miles since restoration 8 years ago. Good paint, quarter-size blemish on driver's side rear corner of hood. Triple-coated chrome trim probably the nicest of any car at this with medium green velour seats and two-tone green door panels. Orderly underhood, with some wear commensurate with age. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $10,530. This car was purchased new in Chanute, KS, and kept in the same family until now. It was offered for sale by the grandson of the original owner and had just been freshened up with new tires, brakes and paint. Fairly bought and sold, given its condition and the family history since new. #553-1954 WOODILL WILDFIRE road- ster. S/N W216B. Off-white/red & white vinyl. Odo: 9,999 miles. Buick V8 engine, manual transmission. Good paint—hand-painted pinstripe is signed by the artist and dated 1953. Apparently no top or side windows. Buickthemed throughout, with Buick grille teeth, headlights, taillights, and steering wheel center. Two-tone upholstery like new. Trunk and engine bay clean. Continental kit. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $43,200. The Woodill Wildfire was the weatherstripping replaced. Interior shows well, but carpets could use a cleaning. Suspension rebuilt including new shocks; entire exhaust system and all brake lines replaced. New wiring harness. Hydro-electric system that powers windows and top has been rebuilt. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $34,560. This was in excellent overall condition, except for some minor soiling of the carpets. That said, reserve was lifted in order to sell the car, and I think the seller was wise to do so. Market-correct price. #236-1952 CHRYSLER SARATOGA 4-dr sedan. S/N C52856607. Dark green/light green/green velour. Odo: 98,273 miles. 331 ci V8, Fluid-Matic semi-automatic transmission. New paint done to a good standard, with light overspray on quarter window trim. Nice chrome, original Chrysler emblems cracking but present. Gas filler gasket cracked. New tires and brakes. Interior in excellent condition, to set aside the Darrin in favor of the Wildfire. Woodill didn't quit, however, and had several Wildfires built using various companies' running gear. This car may have been the Buick design proposal. As such, it is a neat piece of American automotive history and was well bought. #555-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR convertible. S/N VC57S307956. Black/white vinyl/red & gray vinyl. 283-ci fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. Date-code-correct fuel injection, dealerinstalled 4-speed manual transmission. No rust. Paint good overall, but some flaws on passenger's door, and passenger's door handle could use a rechrome. Excellent bumpers. New white vinyl top fits well. Interior in good shape overall, with good chrome and carpets. Welldetailed engine bay. An American icon in great colors. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $58,000. This would have been one of the most desirable new Chevrolets back in September 1956, and current offering prices on the Internet for similar cars in the $70k-$90k range indicate that's still the case. With ragtop, fuel injection, and 4-speed, this car should have at least made its $65,000 reserve. Seller was right not to take less. #271-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N D7FH240238. Red/red hard top/ black & white vinyl. Odo: 13,853 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Great eye appeal from 5 feet. Paint in good condition except for cracking around front Thunderbird emblem. Passenger's door slightly wavy. Light polish scratches in front bumper, minor bubbling and pitting in brainchild of B.R. “Woody” Woodill, a Dodge/ Willys dealer who wanted his own personal sports car. When Kaiser-Frazer took over Willys, Woodill was unable to convince Kaiser January 2011 rear. Panel fit good. Nice original engine bay. With optional power steering, power brakes, Town & Country radio. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $30,240. With its chrome wire wheels and bright red paint, this Thunderbird had great eye appeal. Upon close scrutiny, there were a few flaws, but nothing that will detract from the new owner's enjoyment of the car. I think the buyer got a slightly better deal than the seller on this one. #545-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N E7F4318310. Bronze/white hard 83


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Branson Auctions Branson, MO top/bronze vinyl. Odo: 99,280 miles. 312-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Complete, no-expensespared restoration from the ground up. inch scratch on passenger's side of roof. Side trim slightly dented and scratched. Overspray on driver's side “Fairlane 500” emblem. Fresh reproduction interior just fitted. Engine bay clean, but paint noticeably darker than exterior paint. With Continental kit. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $23,760. The huge rear deck of this retractable hard top was super flat, with no waviness evident at all—a testament to how well it's been cared for. Top was said to work as it should, new interior fit well, and color combo was stunning. A good deal, but only slightly. Excellent paint, panel fit, chrome, emblems, wheels. Interior properly done. Engine bay clean. Optional power steering, power brakes, engine dress-up kit, Dial-O-Matic seat, signal seek radio. With original invoice and CDs documenting restoration. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $81,000. The E-code is the second-rarest Thunderbird for ‘57, after the supercharged F-code, and this example was impeccably restored. The sold price of $81,000 shows that there is still money out there for the right cars. Well sold. #551-1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA convertible. S/N F58A102096. Red/white vinyl/ red & white vinyl. Odo: 2,067 miles. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Engine installed at restoration. Excellent paint, chrome, and bright trim. Panel fit excellent. Only flaw is delaminating dash plastic chrome trim on passenger's side. Original clock and radio. Dual spotlights, dual rear antennas. New cylinders on power top. With optional automatic transmission, vintage #534-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 30867S116014. Black & red/ black vinyl/red leather. Odo: 2,269 miles. 327ci 340-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Black paint with non-original red spear in excellent condition. Minor pinholes along driver rear fender top. Good panel fit, new top very well fitted. Nice interior with wood wheel. Engine bay clean. Undercarriage clean as well. Positraction rear might be offended to see this original car rolling on those massive chrome wheels, but the look was a good one, and not too painfully undone; and if the buyer desires a change, original wheels surely wouldn't be too hard to come by. Based on originality and condition, I would say that this was fairly bought. #520-1966 FORD F750 fire truck. S/N F75FU835748. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 14,581 miles. Paint acceptable, wood in bed appears refinished. Driver's side rear bumper/step area bent. Interior clean. Some fire equipment still there, but holes along driver's side of bed indicate missing equipment. In Centerton, Arkansas, livery. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,640. The 750-gpm front-mounted pump can suck its 600-gal tank dry in less than a minute. For $3,500 more than the Bronco II toy “fire chief” truck sold earlier, someone got a real, working fire truck. Not a bad deal. end, power disc brakes. On P48 cast aluminum knockoff wheels. Lead hammer included. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $38,880. The $77,000 spent on restoration and modification wouldn't impress the purist, but this had great eye appeal and will be a better driver for all the improvements made. It was bid to $44,000 at this Spring's Branson Auction, but the seller held on (SCM# 160438). Based on what it realized here, he's probably wishing he let it go then. Well bought. #265-1965 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS air, Continental kit, power steering, power brakes, and power windows. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $49,680. An excellent restoration with more power and a/c that works. Who wouldn't love that (aside from the purists)? This one will likely drive better than when it was new, but lack of originality hurt the final price. I would call this one well bought. #546-1958 FORD FAIRLANE 500 Skyliner retractable hard top. S/N H8RW101824. Red & white/white vinyl & red cloth. Odo: 9,154 miles. 352-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Body straight with good paint, marred by half- 2-dr hard top. S/N 166375R174384. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 50,283 miles. 283-ci V8, auto. Stated to be a true, numbers-matching SS with working a/c. Paint in nice condition, chrome good, but missing driver's rearview mirror and one rear trim piece. Good panel gaps. Bumpers and grille in fair condition. 18-inch Coys chrome wheels front, 20-inch rear. All-original interior in good condition except for two panels and seats in good shape. Chrome wearing off dash plastic. With original AM radio plus FM CD player, aftermarket 6x9 speakers in rear deck. A good, drivable classic. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,910. This solid, honest Mustang was a long way from perfect, but was still very pleasing to the eye. Price was fair to both buyer and seller. #240-1968 INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER TRAVELALL 1000 suv. S/N 212107H785818. Teal/gold cloth & vinyl. Odo: 21,000 miles. 2 owners from new. Older repaint shows a few small rust bubbles and scratches. Dent on leading edge of hood was painted over instead of repaired. Driver's #269-1968 FORD MUSTANG coupe. S/N 8FO1J103039. Red/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 12,862 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Decent paint, straight body, uniform panel gaps, good glass. Vinyl top in good condition. Bumpers and bright trim average to good. Hubcaps showing age. Appears to be rust-free. Door small rips on driver's seat and some vinyl discoloration on tops of front buckets. Engine bay a lightly restored original, still showing some dirt; rusty exhaust manifold and master cylinder. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $17,820. Purists 84 Sports Car Market


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Branson Auctions Branson, MO fender marker light missing. Original interior unripped and complete, down to gold vinyl spare-tire cover and rubber rear cargo mat. Undercarriage shows moderate surface rust. With automatic transmission, power steering, and super-capacity heater. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $9,396. You would need a super-capacity heater to warm the cavernous interior of this beast. I can't imagine wanting to drive one of these every day, but it would make a very cool tow vehicle for a vintage car. The charm and originality of this truck won me over, and it won others over as well. With a 44k-mile 1975 Travelall recently selling for just $3,000 on eBay Motors, this was well sold. #524-1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194379S728318. Yellow/black leather. Odo: 62,835 miles. 350-ci 350-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. New exterior paint with a little bit of dust noticeable up close. Passenger door fit off at bottom front, front bumper alignment off at sides. Rear split bumpers and taillights in good shape. Interior refurbished with new, excellent-fitting seat covers; clean dash and 3-. SOLD AT $10,800. Overall, this restoration looked like the work of a well-meaning amateur who tried really, really hard. There was another 1971 Mach I here done to a much higher, original standard, a no-sale at $30,000. While this car was not as nice, it could be driven and enjoyed without concern over every little thing ruining the shine. Fairly bought and sold. #523-1972 DODGE CHARGER coupe. S/N WH23G2G1593234. Yellow & black/ black vinyl. Odo: 17,560 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A little dirt in new paint, but a good 10-footer. Some panel waviness evident if you sight along the sides. Passenger's door fit and hood fit slightly off. Small cracks visible on grille. Front bumper chrome shows age. Seat upholstery holding up well, but passenger's side has one small rip. Carpets look new. Door panels appear original. Dash cracked right in the middle, chrome paint wearing off toration included the addition of Vintage Air a/c and heat, which will make for a much more enjoyable ride. Sold at $20,250, it was immediately marked for sale in the parking lot, so the buyer obviously foresaw an upside. Well bought. #570-1974 PONTIAC TRANS AM Super Duty coupe. S/N 2V87X4N131750. Cameo White/black vinyl. Odo: 77,129 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Numbers matching, one of 943 produced in 1974. Recent ground-up restoration to high standard. Exterior very nice, with excellent paint, uniform panel gaps, and graphics. Interior superb, with black vinyl horseshoe buckets, correct door panels, and attractive engine-turned trim around gauges. Engine bay nice, but not as outstanding as exterior and interior. Factory a/c, gauge pack, 8-track, console. Engine bay partly restored. Nonnumbers-matching period replacement engine rebuilt approximately 5,000 miles ago. With close-ratio 4-speed transmission, power brakes, power steering. On Rally wheels. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $14,580. Yellow is a good color for the C3 Corvette. This one was a good 5-footer, let down mainly by the poor front bumper fit and dust in the paint. The interior and engine bay were in good shape overall, and the car had the more desirable 4-sp transmission. It's hard to find a 1969 Corvette in this condition for less than $20,000 asking, so I'm going to call this one well bought. #244-1971 FORD MUSTANG Mach 1 fastback. S/N 1FO5H204966. Pewter & black/ black cloth. Odo: 76,430 miles. 429-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Miles believed to be actual. Nice paint and graphics let down by pitting on chrome bumper, cracked gas cap emblem, and stainless window trim in need of freshening. Interior reupholstered with non-stock black cloth. Engine bay recently detailed, with new paint on air cleaner and valve covers. Trunk Challenger dash script. Engine and tranny rebuilt, brakes and exhaust near new. Matte black undercarriage. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $11,340. This was a whole lot of car for the money. With the fresh, bright yellow paint set off by the black graphics and Weld wheels, this thing is sure to get lots of looks; and with a 440 under the hood, it shouldn't be slow. If small imperfections don't bother you, this car could be enjoyed for a good long time. I'd say the price was market correct. #262-1973 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA coupe. S/N BH23H3B447450. Dark green metallic & black/two-tone green vinyl. Odo: 84,469 miles. 340-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. New paint and stripes. Driver's side stripe seems to cover a very minor paint run on door, paint otherwise excellent. Body straight; uniform panel gaps. Grille has orange paint inside vents, where it should either be body color or silver. Nice chrome bumpers and stainless trim. power steering, power brakes, and power windows. On restored Rally II wheels. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $50,000. Last seen at Mecum's May 2010 Indianapolis auction, where it was a no-sale at $48k (SCM# 164414). Near the top of the desirability heap as far as 1974 Trans Ams go, bested only by the manual transmission Super Duty. The exterior and interior restoration were absolutely top quality. I was surprised that the engine bay was not done to quite the same standard, but it was still very nice. Bid was $10,000 less than the seller needed to let it go. #267-1981 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 1G1AY8767B5101816. Black/red & black vinyl. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Converted from coupe to convertible. Custom front end blends later C4 with C3, with poorly fitting bumper level headlights in lieu of pop-ups. Roll bar. Fairings glassed in behind seats where rear hatch used to be. Excellent interior resprayed with spatter paint; jack and spare included, but no liner or spare cover. On old-style slotted American Racing mags. Cond: 86 Green vinyl buckets, dash, and console in good condition. 3.23 Sure Grip rear end. Engine overhauled recently. With build sheet and fender tag. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $20,250. Said to be one of 30 built with this engine, transmission, and console. The recently completed res- paint. Lipstick-red interior, sports black and red racing bucket seats. Dash looks new, carpets tired, driver's door pull loose. “Corvette” badge affixed to center back of windshield header. Not for the purist. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $9,720. The car sat in the rain Friday night after it sold, and no one attached a top, so that probably means there wasn't one. I expected lackluster bidding followed by a no-sale, but I was wrong, as there was interest in the room. Extremely well sold. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Classic Motorcar Auctions Canton, OH Grande Salon Antique & Classic Car Auction Soggy conditions and high reserves were the norm at this first-time event, with 20% of the lots on offer changing hands Company Classic Motorcar Auctions Date September 18, 2010 Location Canton, OH Auctioneer Dennis Wisbey Automotive lots sold / offered 23/115 Sales rate 20% Sales total $587,628 High sale 1960 Chevrolet Corvette convertible and 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster, sold at $100,440 each 1941 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery waits its turn Report and photos by Kevin Coakley Market opinions in italics I t was a weekend of firsts at the 16th annual Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles. The concours featured 200 invitation- only vintage automobiles and, and it was the first time Classic Motorcar Auctions held an auction in conjunction with the show—in fact, it was only CMA's second collector car sale. And it was my first opportunity to provide auction analysis for Sports Car Market—an experience that made me appreciate just how much work is involved in compiling these reports. (It was my pleasure to meet Kevin, and I must say he displayed the perseverance and keen eyes that will make him a good SCM contributor. —KM.) Saturday opened with a heavy dew coating all each of the cars being sold. Once the sun came up and the towels came out, all were dried off and showed well. A soggy, well-groomed field behind the Glenmoor clubhouse provided plenty of space for this first-time event. One tent was dedicated to tightly-parked consignments on display, while the other housed the auction sale area. Unfortunately, torrential rain two days prior to the sale left a soggy field, and spinning tires yielded doormatsized divots on their way into the auction tent. Hastily Canton, OH gathered plywood mats were set down to minimize the damage to no avail; the greens keeper could not have been pleased. There was a nice variety of offerings from Brass-era cars to '60s muscle cars with a few full classics and European sports cars in between. The first four-wheeled offering was an 1890 Watkins Medical horse-drawn wagon in pretty rough condition that surpris- ingly brought $13,500, but it was not a harbinger of things to come. A 1960 Chevrolet Corvette 283/290 Fuelie shared high sale honors with a near-perfect 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster at $100,440 each. There was also a very nice, very affordable, 1958 Porsche tractor that hammered sold at $10,000—not much money for something that'll steal the show at the next local Porsche meet. The obligatory “barn find” was present: a 1928 Riley Nine Brooklands roadster that changed owners at $23,760. Notable no sales included a low-mile 4-dr 6-cylinder Dodge Lancer that was bid to a very respectable $4,900 and a 1966 Ford LTD 4-dr that made a decent but evidently not sufficient $7,000 Despite the decent presentation, Classic Motorcars had to be expecting more here. Just $588k in sales and a final sell-through of 20% is nothing to write home about, and at the end of the day, uninterested bidders and high reserve prices were a major limiting factor at this venue. On the other side, costs of putting on the event are controllable, unlike Monterey where $250,000 barely gets you in the door. In fact, in conversations with the auction-company principals, they said that even at this sale rate, they didn't go home in the red. As collectors in the area become more familiar with the auction process, I expect that'll change, and the company has the right idea in pairing with higher-profile events such as the Glenmoor Gathering. The combination of a first-class concours and a welldone auction can only draw more interest in the future. ♦ Buyer's premium 8%, included in sold prices 88 Sports Car Market


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Classic Motorcar Auctions Canton, OH ENGLISH #569-1928 RILEY BROOKLANDS road- ster. S/N DRU40818CA. Cream yellow/red vinyl. Odo: 3,612 miles. Rough all the way around, with cracked paint and body showing dings, dents, and grime. New tubes and tires all around, but still needs a complete detailing. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $23,760. Described deliveries—this was a tidy little truck that would certainly be useful. If nothing else, it would attract attention. Well bought. GERMAN #590-1960 OPEL REKORD OLYMPIA as having “wonderful patina.” The consignor also claimed that $4k was spent on the fuel system, carbs, distributor, and tires. If the new owner drives and enjoys it as-is, there was no harm done here. However, a restoration could put it upside-down in a hurry. #567-1958 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-6 roadster. S/N BNL4L042762. Healey Blue & English White/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 70,045 miles. Body filler showing through cove paint, which looks to have been recently freshened with rough masking lines. Some masking tape still present in passenger's door jamb. Decent chrome trim, aside from valve cover. Well-fitted interior shows no real wear. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $9,180. Promoted as a 7/8 scale '55 Nomad, and it looked pretty cool from ten feet. Could be a lot of fun for a little money, so I'd score this as well bought. #589-1965 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE minor pitting on grille. Trunk fit off, interior nice and clean. No rubber on gas pedal. Engine bay shows well. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $28,000. The auction description claimed the car was purchased by the current owner from an “old lady in California.” So what? A little more time and attention to detail may have resulted in a higher bid. FRENCH #579-1971 CITROËN 2CV panel van. S/N 02AK1888. Mimosa Yellow/yellow, beige & gray cloth. Odo: 85,277 km. Paint rubbed through in spots, but otherwise condition is commensurate with age. Described as having a new galvanized chassis, new tires, and new seats. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,640. If you own a flower shop or catering company—or any business requiring a truck for local 90 bought the car new and drove it until 1994, when she retired from driving at the age of 94. There was even a picture of her at the Stockton dealership from the day she bought the car. But stories aside, this was just a decent strippeddown VW, and while it might bring more with the right buyer, I'd call the bid fair. Offered again at the CMA Piston Power auction in October, where it was a no-sale at $8,500. Sports Car Market sedan. S/N 115062400. Bermuda Blue/red cloth & vinyl. Odo: 3,375 miles. Well-applied paint, nice straight trim, driver's door fit a bit off. Clear glass with new seals, interior clean and tidy. Looks like a great driver. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $7,500. This car belonged to a little old lady from Stockton, who reportedly CARAVAN wagon. S/N 141Z41679. Seafoam Green/tan vinyl. Paint shows prep issues as well as sanding swirls. Heavily pitted pot metal trim, scratched anodized trim. Driver's door doesn't close all the way. Generally clean engine compartment, aside from oil splashed on tent, it became obvious that only a partial repaint was part of the freshening—the fenders were a slightly different shade of white. The consignor was hoping for $30k, so I'd have to call this well sold. Offered again at CMA's Piston Power sale in October as lot 828, where it was declared sold for $32,400. #524-1917 BUICK MODEL D 4-35 tourer. S/N 282118. White/black canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 787 miles. Paint cracking on left front fender, all doors out at bottom. Incorrect wood running boards. Nice interior, new top, no side AMERICAN #523-1909 BUICK MODEL 10 roadster. S/N 19051. White/black canvas/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 47,928 miles. Recently freshened older restoration. OK white paint, well-applied pinstripes, well-polished brass. Wicker basket trunk, non-functional acetylene lights, mechanical brakes. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $33,480. When this car was driven out from under the curtains. Decent detail work to engine bay. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,960. Purchased for display at the TP Tools Automotive Museum. What else would you do with it, aside from parades? This was not a lot of money for a nice car with a dwindling following. Well bought. #522-1931 FORD MODEL A woodie wagon. S/N A4286520. Beige & black/black vinyl/brown leather. Fresh restoration. Smooth


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Classic Motorcar Auctions Canton, OH paint shows no issues, wood fits tightly and looks well finished. New top and side curtains, brightwork shows well. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $29,000. The CMA website cover car, and very well done. I suspect the cost of the car and cost of restoration would likely make this transaction a break-even proposition at best, so I can't fault the consignor for hanging on. Also run through the CMA Piston Power auction in October with the same $29k high bid. #520-1932 CHEVROLET CONFED- ERATE Deluxe cabriolet. S/N 8BA0514062. Beige, brown & orange/beige canvas/beige vinyl. Odo: 50,600 miles. Thirty-year-old restoration still holding up well. Attractive color combination, dual sidemounts, chrome trim looks good. Fitted with retractable decent glass. Fitted with dual sidemounts, retractable luggage rack, and fog lights. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $60,000. Presented as a museum car with a frame-up restoration, this CCCA-eligible Packard should have sold for this price. You're not going to get V12 money for a Super 8, no matter how well it shows. Offered again at the CMA Piston Power sale in October as lot 825, then a no-sale at a high bid of $57,500. package rack and rumble seat. Nice clean interior. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $23,000. The seller inherited this car from his father in 1997, so there had to be some sentimental value here. I can't blame him for holding on, as this high bid was light by over $10k. Re-run at CMA's Piston Power sale in October, resulting in another no-sale at $19,440. #526-1932 PLYMOUTH PA cabriolet. S/N 1623731. Brown & beige/beige canvas/beige vinyl. Odo: 28 miles. Twenty-eight-year-old restoration holding up well. Nice period paint combination with minor chips, dual sidemounts, nice bright trim. Clean interior, new hydraulic brakes. Recently overhauled engine #520A-1941 CHEVROLET SPECIAL DELUXE sedan delivery. S/N AA229223. Black/beige & brown cloth. Odo: 907 miles. Paint shows cracks as well as minor scrapes and chips. Excellent chrome trim, good panel fit, excellent interior with Art Deco dash. Engine bay clean and well-detailed. “Classic Cars” painted on panel side. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $37,908. Well optioned from the factory a consignment site listed at $37,900, marked down from $52,900... that's a pretty deep discount. Assuming it's only gone 52 miles since completion, concerns of mechanical reliability could have held this car back. A good engine compartment detail with a reproduction battery may have helped push the price of this car closer to the consignor's reserve. Offered again at CMA's Piston Power sale in October as lot 816, resulting in a no-sale at $27k. with, among other things, exterior sun visor, Super Deluxe steering wheel, full fender skirts, front bumper grille guard, and fog lights. Based on rarity, I'd call it well bought, especially if you have a company called Classic Cars. Less the Classic Car sign, it appeared again at CMA's Piston Power auction in October, resulting in a no-sale at a high bid of $32k. #521-1941 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL Crown 4-dr sedan. S/N 6636935. Black/blue cloth. Odo: 52,429 miles. Paint microblistered fitted with updraft carb and silencer. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $26,000. The consignor was hoping to achieve the high $20s for this rumble seat roadster, and this bid just wasn't close enough for him here. Like many of the cars offered here, this reappeared at CMA's Piston Power sale, then as lot 821, resulting in a nosale at a high bid of $23k. #536-1935 PACKARD SUPER 8 4-dr sedan. S/N 856258. Gray/black vinyl insert/ 92 #517-1949 BUICK SUPER Custom convertible. S/N 15066399. Iceberg Blue/black canvas/beige leather. Odo: 7,672 miles. 350-ci dual supercharged V8, 2x2-bbl, auto. “Blue Illusion,” built by Merle Berg. Nearly every panel has been chopped, stretched, or otherwise modified. Nicely applied paint, body panels fit nicely, excellent chrome trim. Custom leather beige cloth. Nice paint with primrose pinstripes. Some large gaps in vinyl roof insert seam, all doors fit poorly. Immaculate interior, and rubbed through in spots, side bright trim dinged. Vent glass delaminating, door seals shot, silicone sealant present on window rubber. Interior just OK. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $21,000. Claimed to be one of 875, the car displayed a 2000 Meadow Brook participant plate. Rarity unfortunately didn't trump needs on this car, and the restoration required to make it right won't be cheap. This price should have got the deal done. Offered again at the CMA Piston Power auction in October as lot 819, again a no-sale at $21k. #516-1947 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL coupe. S/N 71464076. Maroon/bedford cloth & maroon leather. Odo: 52 miles. Smooth repaint over good body prep, chrome trim shows nicely. Good body panel fit, door seals dry and cracking. Grungy engine bay with NAPA battery, nice interior patina. Described as having had an older restoration. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $28,000. I found this car on the Internet at interior shows well. Dual Dell'Orto carbs on top of a dual Magna supercharger. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $50,000. Featured in Hot Rod magazine in February 2009, this car sparkled in the mid afternoon sun. I'm sure the high bid came nowhere near the build cost. Under the Sports Car Market


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Classic Motorcar Auctions Canton, OH right circumstances, this could do much better, so the seller was right to hang on at this price. #540-1951 BUICK SUPER convertible. S/N 64382325. Carlsbad Black/black canvas/ red vinyl. Odo: 33,013 miles. Decent paint, driver's door a bit off, nice bright trim. Some rust showing on vent weatherstrips dried and cracked, new cloth top. Tonneau cover in rough shape. Nice interior, ticked up a bit over the last couple years, it may take the market a couple more to catch up to this truck. High bid was light by $5k. #532-1955 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER decent engine bay. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. Said to be consigned from a prominent Michigan/Florida collection. I'm guessing the consignor was looking for something in the mid $40s, but considering the car and its condition, it should have sold for the high bid. Offered at CMA's Piston Power auction in October as lot 750, where it was a no-sale at $39k. #542-1954 CADILLAC ELDORADO convertible. S/N 546231024. Alpine White/ black canvas/red & white leather. Presented as having had a body-on professional restoration. Paint nice, panel fit excellent, aside from passenger's door being out a little at bottom panel. All trim said to have been replated and shows St. Regis 2-dr hard top. S/N N5533197. Nugget Gold & white/Nugget Gold & white leather. Odo: 87,218 miles. 331-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Four-year-old paint job shows well throughout. Flawless bright trim, driver's door out at bottom, side window weatherstrips dry rubber. Some pitting on trim, interior clean and tidy, engine bay shows decent detail work. Fitted CMA Piston Power Auction in October as lot 775, then a no-sale at $24k. #587-1957 FORD FAIRLANE 500 window frame, Victoria 2-dr hard top. S/N C7UV143963. Rangoon Red & white/black & white vinyl. 312-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Nice paint with few visible touch-ups, good panel fit. Delaminating vent windows, silicone sealant on rear window with fender skirts. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $18,500. This was a nice driver in a desirable color combination, and in my opinion, it was worth a few grand more than the high bid here. #547A-1960 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 003679103339. Tuxedo Black/black canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 500 miles. 283-ci 290-hp fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. Nice black paint, good straight brightwork, clean interior. Radio delete, big-brake package with steel wheels and poverty caps. Grungy and cracking. Pristine interior, nicely presented engine bay. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $32,500. A similar car sold at RM's Meadow Brook sale in August '07 in #2+ condition for $60,500 (SCM# 46038), so although the market has moved a bit on cars like this, I think hanging on at this bid was a wise move. #529A-1957 CHRYSLER WINDSOR very well. Beautiful leather interior, nicely detailed engine bay. Hard parade boot, new windshield. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $95,000. There was little to fault on this car, and I can't blame the consignor for holding out. Offered again at CMA's Piston Power sale in October as lot 749, where it was a no-sale at $85k. #558-1954 FORD F-100 pickup. S/N F104VH39061. Meadow Green/green & brown vinyl. Odo: 78,877 miles. Said to have undergone a frame-up restoration. Flawless paint, new weatherstripping and rubber seals all around, engine bay shows only light dirt from use. Super-clean interior. Optioned with exterior sunvisor and fender skirts. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $21,000. There was very little to fault with this low-mileage, AACA 1st place award-winning truck. While truck prices have 94 2-dr hard top. S/N W5714970. Black & Gauguin Red/red, white, & black vinyl. Odo: 30,583 miles. 354-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Nice paint in period colors shows some minor scratching, but nothing that couldn't be buffed out. Doors slightly out at bottom, excellent brightwork and trim. Clear glass, spotless engine compartment looks all there. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $100,440. One of 119 produced. This car was said to have been a Bloomington Gold recipient in 2010, it was in a nice desirable color, and featured a great equipment combination. At the price paid, I'd rate this as a fair deal for both buyer and seller. S/N 824P218412. Black/red vinyl. Odo: 77,873 miles. V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Paint #552-1962 PONTIAC GTO 2-dr hard top. 389-ci interior, well-detailed engine bay. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $35,000. Although this wasn't Chrysler's top-of-the-line car, this big-finned, well-optioned Windsor really looked nice. I suspect the price bid here was pretty close to the cost of restoration, so I don't blame the seller for holding out. Offered again at the Sports Car Market


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Classic Motorcar Auctions Canton, OH shows well. Good panel gaps all around, all brightwork in nice condition. Clean interior, engine bay shows well. A very desirable color combination. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $30,000. Provided with PHS documentation, this car had it all: a 389, Tri-Power, and a 4-speed. The high bid was light by at least $15k, even in this market. The seller was right to hold for now. #562-1963 CHEETAH replica coupe. S/N DP508ASVE18071508. Lime Gold/black vinyl. Odo: 1,638 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, 5-sp. Gleaming metallic paint with nice graphics, simple aluminum race car interior with racing buckets and integrated roll cage. Clean engine compartment. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $50,000. Built in 2008, this car was all business, and it sported a personalized license well-optioned car was no doubt worth more than the high bid here. The seller figured his best bet was to wait, and I can't fault him for that. #555-1970 DODGE SUPER BEE 2-dr Fitted with T3 headlights, manual brakes, and Pontiac Rally wheels with Redline tires. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $34,000. The consignor claimed this frame-off recipient took 3 first place awards at the Stan Hywet car show held annually in Akron, OH, scoring 97 out of 100 points. A great car inside and out, and the high bid here wasn't close enough for the seller to let it go. #514A-1966 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD 60 Special 4-dr sedan. S/N M6132396. Sable Black/gold brocade cloth. Odo: 68,235 miles. 429-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint shows micro scratches and cracking, panel fit as expected with some inconsistencies. Weatherstrip dry and cracking, interior spotless with beautiful natural wood trim on doors. Grungy engine bay. Consignor offers very detailed maintenance records and Cadillac LaSalle Club plate reading “SNAKETR.” As the auction company was lining this car up, I happened to overhear that someone broke the key off in the ignition, so I didn't get to hear it run. Considering the car's basic package and rolling frame assembly cost about $7k more than this bid, I can see why the consignor didn't take the money. BEST BUY #545-1963 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS convertible. S/N 31867J231554. Monaco Blue/white vinyl/Monaco Blue vinyl. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Nice paint, decent gaps all around, all brightwork shows well. New white convertible top, clean interior. Options include tilt/telescopic steering column sedan. S/N WM21NOG120830. Go Mango/ black vinyl. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Good paint with minor polish marks, stripes well applied. Front bumpers don't fit well. Light pitting on some chrome trim, driver's door won't close without extra effort. Spartan interior, with a hole in the dash where the radio should be. Aftermarket speakers cut into rear package deck. Fitted with Pistol Grip shifter and TicToc-Tach. Rebuilt non-original motor, underside heavily undercoated. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. The auctioneer announced that the original motor was available to be purchased separately, which didn't lead to any other bids. Overall, this car appeared to have been done on the quick and cheap, and the bid result fairly reflected its overall condition. #585-1971 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL Award with the sale. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $16,000. Originally from Mount Airy, NC, this was a proper road yacht. Unfortunately, someone checked the box that said gold brocade cloth interior on the build sheet. For the period it may have been all the rage, but it sure doesn't work now. Subsequently offered at the CMA Piston Power auction in October as lot 815, where it was a no-sale at $14k. #556-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS/ SS Indy Pace Car convertible. S/N 124679N612076. White & orange/white vinyl/ orange & black houndstooth vinyl. Odo: 53,648 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Presents well, with nice paint and graphics. Small crack on right rear quarter panel, driver's door out at bottom, all other gaps good. Brightwork and console. Well-detailed engine bay, manual brakes. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $34,830. This car was featured with a two-page color spread in Cars & Parts magazine. I thought it was a very attractive, not commonly seen color combination, and at the price paid, I'd call it well bought. #564-1964 PONTIAC GTO 2-dr hard top. S/N 824P167593. Red/black 81,332 miles. vinyl. Odo: 389-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Excellent paint and bright trim. Super clean interior, added console, engine bay nicely detailed with a period reproduction battery. 96 commensurate with age. Exceptionally clean interior, new convertible top. Engine bay fitted with modern Duralast battery, but still shows well. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $47,000. Said to have had a five-year-old restoration, this Sports Car Market Mk III 2-dr hard top. S/N 1489A836694. Black/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 40,867 miles. 460-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Nice paint in the right triple-black combination. Cracked turn signal, rear bumper low on left side, badly dented and scraped passenger's side wheel covers. Nice original interior, grungy engine bay. Engine belts squeak slightly at idle. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $19,440. I was really surprised to see this car bid to twice what you'd expect to pay for a nice example. Well sold by a factor of two. Offered at CMA Piston Power again in October as lot 585, but it resulted in a no-sale at $8,750. ♦


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Bonhams Beaulieu, UK Collectors' Motor Cars At $471k, the high-sale Bentley was $75k more than an average 3 Liter, once again showing what history and provenance can do Company Bonhams Date September 11, 2010 Location Beaulieu, U.K. Auctioneer Sholto Gilbertson Automotive & motorcycle lots sold / offered 96/119 Sales rate 81% Sales total $2,800,162 High sale 1927 Bentley 3 Liter Speed Model, sold at $471,508 Buyer's premium 190SL on the way to $93k Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics Autojumble on the grounds of England's National Motor Museum in mid-September. And Bonhams stumped up a respectable sales rate on the very same weekend that half the team was away selling cars in Reims, France. Top price was a huge $471,508 for a very origi- B nal 3-Liter Bentley. Bought new by Forrest Lycett, gentleman racing driver and co-founder of the Bentley Drivers Club, it became one of the fastest Speed Models. Expected to make up to $300,000, its final sales price here was still $75k more than the going rate for an average 3-liter, once again showing what history and provenance can do in the collector car market today. Although the shift at this sale in recent years has been away from ranks of barn-finds and relics that would have packed the tent a decade ago, there remained a handful of restoration projects for the parts-rooting faithful with highly-honed manual skills and no mates. A 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II dismantled 30 years ago made a now-predictable $133,215 (see the English profile, page 44), although nobody in the room was brave enough to take on the probably incomplete Maserati Ghibli project from the same stable. A matching-numbers project-quality 1959 XK150 3.8 98 onhams once again brought a large variety of veterans, classics, and restoration projects to its annual sale held alongside the world-famous 15% on the first $46,363, 10% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00=£0.65) drophead coupe was $28,436, while a barn-find 1932 Lagonda 3/4½ that needed little more than a wipe over with an oily rag doubled its estimate to fetch $121,316— and the only Beverley Straight Eight left, a chassis and a pile of bits, yielded $47,985 against an $13k-$18k estimate. As ever, American collectibles just don't set the pulses racing in England—maybe our garages are just too small—so the really super 1972 boattail Buick Riviera Gran Sport 455 with deep, lustrous paint, a very ‘70s interior in three shades of vinyl and excellent history failed to find a new owner. Back on the success side, a “brand-new” and almost race-ready Ashley Beaulieu, UK MG GT with all the right bits that had only recently been built was $25,770, and a sharply refreshed 1910 Stanley Steamer Model 60 Runabout fetched just over $80k. Another high price was achieved for the 1922 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Tourer, a very attractive car that was originally the property of Mrs Maud Gordon Bennett that had failed to sell at Bonhams' annual sale of Rolls-Royces and Bentleys at Rockingham Castle a few weeks Sales Totals before. This time it was bid just high enough at $197,814. Results were down slightly from 2009's $3.4m for 120 of 129 consignments, but overall, the prices achieved here were solid, with the minor downturn more a function of ten fewer cars and several more no-sales across the block than last year. Tim Schofield, Head of Bonhams' U.K. Motorcar Department, concluded: “We are very pleased with the results—another bumper Beaulieu sale with excellent prices for both restoration projects and the finished article.” ♦ $1m $2m $3m $4m $5m 0 Sports Car Market 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006


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Bonhams Beaulieu, UK ENGLISH #539-1911 WOLSELEY 12/16 Type A4 tourer. S/N 10756. Eng. # 18364. Black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 7,203. Beautifully worn in, and gently recommissioned rather than restored. Leather torn and tired but would probably rescue—and seat bases aren't original anyway. Good brass with charming Bleriot gas light set, with accumulator on running board. Mrs. Maud Gordon Bennett. Failed to reach its $180k-ish reserve at Bonhams' auction of Rolls-Royces at Rockingham in June '10, but edged up just enough at this larger, more populous sale. TOP 10 No. 2 Motor original and well used. Will run on coil, but magneto advised to be dodgy. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $80,516. Almost 100 years of rolling history. Having been registered as a taxi for part of its life, this very original car was in the famous Sharpe Collection until 2005, and it sold here for just the expected money. #554-1913 NAPIER 30/35HP Type 44 landaulet. S/N 11610. Eng. # 18779. Green/ black vinyl/black leather. RHD. Odo: 7,873 miles. Magnificently imposing, with excellent paint (redone eight years ago) and a nice set of Lucas King of the Road acetylene and oil lights. Lots of nice brass on dash (speedo and body is in good shape. On correct sloper carbs and sounds very proper when fired up. Cibie Bi-Oscars fitted. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $471,508. This one attracted a lot of attention from Bentley fanciers, and it sold for half again what was expected. History and provenance made the difference here. #538-1927 ROLLS-ROYCE 20HP doc- fuel pump), though the original cord trim in rear compartment is slightly torn. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $143,840. Originally supplied to South Africa, in London by the early '60s. Sold slightly over estimate but still cheaper than a Silver Ghost. TOP 10 No. 9 #529-1922 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP Silver Ghost tourer. S/N 206MG. Brown/black leather. RHD. Odo: 61,305 miles. Originally a landaulet, may later have served as an airfield tender and breakdown truck. Fitted with this tourer body since the early '70s. Beautifully presented, with excellent fittings and plating, nice paint and coachlines, and fitted with good Lucas light set and very discreet flashing indicators. Cracked leather entirely in keeping with the rest of the plot. Registered in Ireland, but the original number it wears should be available. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $197,814. Originally the property of 100 tor's coupe. S/N GAJ31. Maroon & black/ black leather. RHD. Very nice older restoration. Leather just wearing in, plating to lights mildly flecked and microblistered. Some character on #540-1927 BENTLEY 3 LITER Speed Model tourer. S/N BL1608. Black & maroon/black canvas/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 8,051 miles. Famous exForrest Lycett (founder of the Bentley Drivers Club) car, known as one of the fastest 3-Liters. Well used and polished, with a nice patina throughout. Front leather cracked and worn, rear much less so. Fenders ripply, but fabric body and chassis. Dusty and slightly rusty, but leather all OK, and would clean up well. Motor rebuilt shortly before storage in 1984, now with Invicta manifolds and outside exhaust. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $121,316. It was better than it sounded or looked in the catalog and would easily be a runner again, hence the final price reaching twice what was predicted. Still, half the money of a Cricklewood 3-liter 4½. #546-1932 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25HP landaulet. S/N GOS77. White & black/black Rexine/black leather. RHD. Decent door fit, rear folding roof section good, nice plating and lights. Tidy interior. Good appearance overall. seen with Bentleys: 3-liter car with 4½-liter motor conversion, in this case a Meadows and M45 gearbox, with which the 3-liter shares One of two 20/25s this color in the sale. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $53,317. Sold for a little more than anticipated and $10k more than its samecolor sister car. This has been in the wedding trade for much of its life and was, if just marginally, the nicer car of the two. #515-1933 BSA TW-33-10 Special Sports roadster. S/N 5779. Black/brown Rexine. RHD. Odo: 46,922 miles. Body straight and shiny, looks recently cosmetically restored, though original seat covering is worn through. leather bench and dickey. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $55,017. Presented very well and sold spot on the money for an attractive, usable car. #560-1932 LAGONDA 3/4½-LITER T2 tourer. Eng. # 8262. Black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 78,684 miles. A configuration more often Pinstripes masked and sprayed rather than hand-applied. Still with original single taillight. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $21,327. Unused for 30 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Beaulieu, UK years following 1973 restoration, then re-restored in 2008. Thought to be the oldest surviving Beezer trike, with only three owners in almost 80 years, yet sold slightly under where expected. #511-1935 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25HP lim- ousine. S/N GXK22. Eng. # Z27B. White & black/beige velour. RHD. Odo: 93,800 miles. Long chassis. Straight body with good door fit, good paint and plating. Timber nice, black fetched only half the high estimate. That's because a motor for one of these is the thick end of $15k, and the cars aren't yet worth much more. Dare I suggest a Jag or even a '60s/'70s BMW SOHC six transplant as a cost-effective option? #558-1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series II coupe. S/N DB4331R. Eng. # 370347. White/black leather. RHD. Odo: 51,880 miles. Dismantled for restoration 30 years ago when it was only 19 years old, “but then marriage and house building got in the way.” Two shades of green and two shades of red under the white, and—although it's not run since 1980—it's car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $14,218. Last sold at this sale for $14,821 in September '08 (SCM# 117775), which was a pretty good buy. This time around it looks even better. #531-1973 ASTON MARTIN V8 Series 3 coupe. S/N V810771RCA. Eng. # V540621. Dubonnet Rosso/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 53,400 miles. Basically good, straight and tidy. A former concours winner, now with new leather bench slightly worn, beige velour in rear good. Easiclean discs undinged. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $42,654. Sold some way over estimate, and compared well with the other 20/25, a landaulet later in the sale that went for $10k more. #532-1936 LAGONDA LG45 drophead coupe. S/N 12015. Blue & black/blue mohair/ blue leather. RHD. Odo: 311 miles. Good straight body following late '80s restoration. Paint fair, plating good but lamps slightly ripply. Fair leather with light creasing on driver's all there and original. Leather would probably restore. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $133,215. As is the norm with Aston barn finds from the last couple of years, this sold for twice what the owner would have accepted, which makes this a very expensive DB4 by the time it's finished—but that's supply and demand for you. See the English profile, p.44. #571A-1965 ASHLEY MG coupe. S/N GAN3348335. Dark green/black vinyl. RHD. Ashley made fiberglass bodies and conversions from the '50s, and this is a new build of a baby fastback GT on a Midget. Very straight, clean, and tidy, with good-quality, ripple-free composites. Hairy A-series motor and twin-choke cream leather—and some surface rust on sills. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $28,436. Not spendy for an attractive V8 Aston, a car whose values have been hardening recently. But, as ever, further expenditure is never far away, making this look like a fair price. #518-1979 ASTON MARTIN V8 Vantage coupe. S/N V8VOR12194. Eng. # V5402194W. Tourmaline/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 73,047 miles. Clean and tidy with no rot. Good service history. New sills in 2003, new leather in 2005, a/c in 2006, brakes in 2007, which is the sort side. Steering wheel boss missing. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $134,915. Sold for half as much again as expected. Last sold in December 2003 at Coys' London sale for $121,174 (SCM# 111715). #564-1954 BRISTOL 403 2-dr sedan. S/N 4031486. Metallic blue/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 35,876 miles. Partly restored with body almost finished and interior completely shot. Instruments excellent, dash not, some trim still left to refit. No engine or transmission. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $5,332. Sold at no reserve and Weber, period-style seats, and wood-rim steering wheel. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $25,770. Possibly intended for A-series GT class racing, as it was put together by A35/Mini/A-series competition guru Rae Davis. $25k looks expensive for a Midget, but given what you could do with it after another $7k to make it track-worthy, probably a good deal at this money—and it almost certainly cost more to build. #523-1968 AUSTIN MINI COOPER S sedan. S/N CA2SC1151429A. White & black/ black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 95,932 miles. Restored from 1986–1993 and still looking good. Thick paint, sills good and sharp, jig brackets flattened, interior original. Nice to see it on periodcorrect rubber and factory steel wheels, although a set of Minilites are included with the 102 of record you want to see. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $61,817. Last bid to $44,345 but not sold at Bonhams' May 2004 Newport Pagnell sale (SCM# 34070). Converted by the factory to auto transmission early in its life for AM director Peter Cadbury, Ronal wheels added later. Not a bad deal at the price paid. #548-1987 ASTON MARTIN V8 Volante convertible. S/N SCFCV81C6JTR15622. Metallic blue/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 46,861 miles. Weber-injected car, so hood line is lower than S3s. Looks good and original but is in fact a repaint. Cream leather unsoiled. Presented on the right tires. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $78,816. V8 Aston prices have been hardening for some Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Beaulieu, UK South African-market car, hence the lack of rust. Inside, paint and timber good, some blue & black velour. RHD. Odo: 20,000 miles. The quick, wide-body two-door one. Various dings and scrapes in common with most of the cars from this small Guernsey collection. Alloys corroded. Flat-four recently rebuilt as time, so this price for a near-pristine Volante did not look out of order. Later X-pack cars can command twice as much. FRENCH #549-1926 DELAGE D1 14hp drophead coupe. S/N D1188266. Eng. # 5240. Yellow/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 9,401 miles. Tattylooking body, roof, and paint, but very usable (and, no doubt, very used). Leather and carpets somewhat newer than the rest of the car, roof original. Wheel discs good and straight. scratches in chrome, leather beautifully aged. Claimed $23k spent on restoration in 1993. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $8,531. Looks like its more powerful sisters, but at about a sixth of the price for a 280 3.5 coupe, this was about on the money. #507-1991 AUDI QUATTRO 20v coupe. S/N WAUZZZ85ZMA000163. Eng. # RR001873. Pearl white/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 60,000 miles. Last and most potent of the ur-Quattros, this one's had a motor hop-up from 220 hp to 262 hp. Overall good, but some small rust bubbles on front fenders. One short trips on a tiny island are not kind to a high-output turbo motor. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $41,765. Not too many of these outside Japan (only 400 in total), so it was always going to sell (and sell well). The body wrinkles didn't matter, as it had all the makings of a rally or sprint car. AMERICAN #516-1910 STANLEY MODEL 60 10hp Runabout tourer. S/N 5491. Eng. # 6444. Green/black leather. RHD. In very good order, following extensive restoration back to original spec in the U.S. Body, paint, fittings, and brass Possibly never fully restored, so would be a crime to paint this one. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $46,208. Supplied new to the U.K. and Englishbodied. Was then in a U.S. collection for 20 years before returning via the Channel Islands. Sold about $10k shy of what the owner wanted, but let go and for fair money. GERMAN #575-1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 12104220015116. Silver/red leather. RHD. Odo: 38,911 miles. Just out of big resto after many years in storage, with many new panels and all new and unused bracketry underneath, though slightly musty smell inside. New leather and lowish mileage. alloy scuffed, driver's seat leather a bit worn. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $21,327. The RR series is the most sought after, but this was still slightly strong money for just a good car. Finding a perfect example is about as likely as finding the Holy Grail. ITALIAN #519-1987 FERRARI MONDIAL 3.2 Quattrovalvole 2+2 convertible. S/N ZFFWC26B000067729. Yellow/black mohair/ gray leather. Odo: 61,550 km. Fairly average, with a few hints of rust bubbling here and there. Front bumper fit slightly off, splits in top have all look right. New buttoned black leather. New boiler. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $80,516. Sold with American certificate of title dated 1922, and at the expected price. This one was ready to go. #559-1970 FORD MUSTANG Mach 1 coupe. S/N 1T05H165308165. Eng. # 165300. Metallic blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 17,750 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Ghastly aftermarket interior in metallic blue and unfashionable Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $92,146. Went massively over estimate to top Pagoda money, but still very likely did not cover the cost of restoration. #510-1967 MERCEDES-BENZ 250SE 4-dr sedan. S/N 10801422046745. Eng. # 12998022023614. Metallic green/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 22,810 miles. Very tidy. Stacked headlights and RHD means it's likely a 104 JAPANESE #569-1998 SUBARU IMPREZA 22B STi 2-dr sedan. S/N GC8069206. Metallic blue/ been siliconed up, alloys corroding. Leather in good shape. Paint flaking off motor. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $22,215. In U.K., probably from Italy, in 1998. Average price for an average driver, and no surprises here. Keystones. But no rot, and it has a 351 Windsor, now with 4-bbl carb and headers. Ram Air and original wheels available from the seller. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $11,552. There was a very solid car under all the '70s glitz, bought for a bargain and half the money of an average earlier example. Though the estimate was near $20k, $10k would have bought it, so this price seems fair. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Aumann Auctions Iola, WI Krause Historic Jeep Collection All players in the military vehicle hobby had a toe in the water here, and prices were very strong Company Aumann Auctions Date August 13, 2010 Location Iola, WI Auctioneer Kurt Aumann Automotive lots sold / offered 36/36 Sales rate 100% Sales total $677,100 High sale 1942 Ford GPA, sold at $160,000 Buyer's premium Ready for inspection, sir Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson & Stu Lenzke Market opinions in italics I t was the end of an era in Iola, Wisconsin on Friday, August 13. Chet Krause, founder of Numismatic News and Krause Publications, which spawned Old Cars Weekly, Old Cars Price Guide, and Military Vehicles magazine, sold off his final collection of vehicles. As he was a World War II veteran who served in the European theatre as a mechanic, military vehicles were generally the closest to his heart. After selling his car collection in 2004, almost all his MVs were sold to a museum in Belgium. All with the exception of eight WWII jeeps. Not only did Chet keep them, but he decided to collect one of every type of “jeep” ever used by the U.S. armed forces. When all was said and done, he had assembled 22, ranging from a pilot production 1940 Bantam BRC to an M151A1 that was a combat veteran of Desert Storm. While the World War II items were mostly restored under his control in the 1990s—and done congruently and authentically—the post-war jeeps were more varied in terms of their condition. Only the Ford Amphibious GPA was recently restored (to significantly better than it was possible to build during the war), with the rest ranged in condition from worn originals to inaccurate restorations. Aumann Auctions' expertise lies mostly in vintage tractors and au- 5% for on-site and absentee bids, 10% for all live Internet and Proxibid absentee bids. 5% discount for cash or check. As it is not possible for SCM to determine exactly what the premium was on each lot, in this auction actual hammer prices are reported. Iola, WI tomobilia, but despite a few inconsequential gaffes in lot descriptions, its methods were as good as any other specialty automotive auction company. A steady light mist during the whole of the preview on Friday certainly didn't dampen the bidder's enthusiasm. With nearly 200 bidders on site, plus a dozen over the phone and almost 60 bidders signed in on Proxybid (www.proxybid.com) one got the impression that anyone and everyone who was a player in the MV hobby had a toe in the water. If this auction didn't reflect the market for jeeps, nothing would. And the market was, in most areas, very strong—especially in the WWII era. The top sale was a Ford GPA amphibious (the antithesis of an Amphicar), selling for a $160,000 hammer price. On the opposite end, a Ford M151A1 jeep sold for $4,000, while a M416 trailer from the Vietnam War era found a new owner for only $500. As I had been very well acquainted with the collection for nearly two decades, it was sad for me to see them go. I had driven about half of the vehicles over the years both during and after the shows. However, not all collections are forever, and these jeeps can now go to other collections. Indeed, the majority of the WWII vehicles were purchased for a collection owned by a company which makes restoration components for MVs—a fitting place for them. ♦ 106 Sports Car Market


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Aumann Auctions Iola, WI AMERICAN #15-1939 FORD V8 military pickup. Olive Drab/Olive Drab canvas. Odo: 53,899 miles. Marmon-Herrington 4WD conversion. Restored within last five years to like-new or better condition. High quality repaint throughout, although they also painted over the rubber tailgate chain covers, steering wheel, shift knob, and shift boot. Newer repro horn button and pedal pads. All stock Ford and M-H emblems have been removed, Ford V8 tailgate logo still intact. Light flash rust starting on panel butt joints, cracks, and on original gauge bezels. Like-new repro seat upholstery shows no wear. OD-green-sprayed engine bay, may not have conceived of the “jeep” concept, but they were the first to make it work. The BRC-40 was the only jeep that Bantam produced in significant quantity—1,500 units were built for evaluation by the Army and the other two proposed manufacturers. For their status as the first “real” jeep, combined with overall rarity, this example was well bought. #12-1940 DODGE VC5 open-cab ½-ton military pickup. Olive Drab/Olive Drab canvas/Olive Drab canvas. Odo: 1 mile. Good quality frame-off restoration just over a decade ago, with light use since then. Good paint inside and out, light scuffing visible in higher traffic areas. Wheels show heavier paint fade than rest of truck. All reproduction canvas for single bucket seat and cargo box cover. No provision for a top, as this model was designed for ring-mount .50-cal machine gun pedestals above and alongside the driver. Spare tire is resting in the bed rather than on the passenger's Driver's door difficult to close properly, due to a mangled door post latch. No title, sold on bill of sale. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $6,000. Just thinking of this as a restored, vintage, four-wheel drive pickup, one would have expected it to sell for more, not to mention its military significance. There will be a little more effort and expense in getting it titled, but this was the buy of the auction as far as I'm concerned. And so did a Midwest collector car dealer, who had it up on eBay less than a month after this auction. #14-1940 DODGE VC6 2-dr ½-ton mili- tary car. S/N 8644343. Olive Drab/Olive Drab canvas/Olive Drab canvas. Odo: 69 miles. Received by the Quartermaster Corps on August 9, 1940, per the reproduction data plate, and claimed in pre-sale publicity to be the only surviving example of 12 built. Equipped with spotlight and heater (unlike the other VC-series trucks). Good quality authentic repaint inside and out, although masking around glass is not great. Two taillights added onto rear fenders, matching the lone original lamp on the tailgate. Newer spare has different tread pattern than including many components. No title. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $9,000. Thought to be from the New York National Guard. Before WWII, each state was responsible for procuring its own equipment. As we had won the “war to end all wars” in 1918, military preparedness was a low priority, with the state guard units getting federal hand-me-downs at best. New York state followed the pattern of a few other states and just bought off-the-shelf Fords with MarmonHerrington conversions. Functionally a huge jeep, this far rarer rig is also cross-collectible by flathead Ford fans, so I'll call it well bought. #1-1940 BANTAM BRC-40 open ¼-ton 4x4 military jeep. S/N 1874. Olive Drab/Olive Drab canvas/Olive Drab canvas. Odo: 607 miles. Authentically restored in the early '90s, limited use since. Bare metal repaint shows only light exterior scuffs, light scratches on floorboards. All new rubber hood stops, cowl seal, and windshield weatherstripping. Reproduction brass s/n and data plates on the cowl. Fitted with top bows, but no top. All new reproduction seat upholstery installed at restoration, and showing light wear since. Formerly show-quality engine bay now has some sidemount. Sold on bill of sale, without a title. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $7,000. Chet had all of his VC-series Dodge trucks restored at the same time in the late '90s, and just like most of his WWII jeeps, there was a definite congruent “look” to them. The complete lack of titles for them killed any interest from overseas buyers— and there were several dialed in and online— leaving the domestic bidders to arrive at prices. Although this did better than the one with a stock civilian cab, bidders didn't seem keen on a truck that would have left them open to the elements on the drive home—and at the DMV. BEST BUY #13-1940 DODGE VC3 civilian cab ½-ton military pickup. S/N D42485182. Eng. # D42485182. Olive Drab/Olive Drab canvas/Olive Drab canvas. Odo: 131 miles. For all intents and purposes, it's a civilian 1940 Dodge ½-ton pickup, with a four-wheel drive conversion, in olive drab. the 4 tires on the ground. Engine bay grimy. No title. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $15,000. Proof that you never say “the only survivor,” as the guy helping restore my GPW recovered the second VC6 built from a Minnesota junk yard two years ago, and another restoration project is underway in Holland. Hence, this was described as “the only one that is restored” once it reached the block. That all said, this was still very well bought, as the owner of the only other one in North America has already spent this much on his still incomplete, non-running project. And yes, he was here. And yes, he was kicking himself. #2-1941 WILLYS MA ¼-ton 4x4 military jeep. S/N 784196. Olive Drab/Olive Drab canvas/Olive Drab canvas. Odo: 1,177 miles. Authentic frame-off restoration in the early '90s, used little since. Good quality paintwork, but some glossiness showing in heavier wear light rust on bare metal, minimal soiling. Fitted with later-era non-directional tread tires. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $42,000. Bantam—the U.S.licensed manufacturer of the Austin Seven— 108 Said paint is well applied on exterior, less impressive inside. Everything on chassis and interior has been blasted OD green, including ragged cowl insulator pad and cardboard glovebox liner. Nicely reupholstered bench seat now has a tear on base of passenger's side. Sports Car Market


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Aumann Auctions Iola, WI areas from show and parade use. Reproduction s/n plate on cowl, aftermarket driver's side floor mat. Bakelite components such as control knobs and steering wheel are like new. Light wear starting on the repro canvas seats. Light surface rust forming in recessed corners of the body tub. Engine well detailed and was repainted at restoration, but now shows heavier rust in a few places. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $55,000. After Willys made 1,500 of these MA pilot models, alongside competitors Ford and Bantam, they won the initial government contract for building all jeeps. Not only did they have a more powerful engine (developed for the 1920s Whippet), but they also had the low bid. Exposed headlights and column shift were at the Army's request on later contracts. Perhaps even rarer than the Bantams today, and likely to appeal to Willys, Overland, and post-war Jeep collectors, this was certainly well bought. #3-1941 FORD GP 4-wheel steering mili- tary jeep. S/N GP15305. Olive Drab/Olive Drab canvas/Olive Drab canvas. Odo: 293 miles. Configured when new as one of approximately 30 equipped with 4-wheel steering. Limited use since authentic restoration in early '90s. Better-than-original repaint starting to show light scuffs and flash rust along various lap joints and wear areas. Reproduction brass s/n and data plates on cowl. Seats lightly worn, seam separating on repro driver's seat bottom. Restored gauge pod is the same used in civilian Ford trucks. Steering wheel chalky. Engine #7-1942 WILLYS MB ¼-ton 4x4 military jeep. S/N MB35578. Olive Drab/Olive Drab canvas/Olive Drab canvas. Odo: 2,602 miles. Average repaint in incorrect glossy green. Configured with a rifle carrier on lower windshield frame, plus passenger's side and center mounts for a .30 cal. machine gun, currently folded up for transport. Has top bows but no top. Post-war solid wheels, tires turning brown. Pedal very worn. Heavier soiling under front seat along fuel tank straps. Floor mats cut from of wear, chalky steering wheel has light cracking at base of the spokes, floorboards and pedals worn. Generally tidy underhood, aside from heavy fuel staining on carburetor and rusty manifolds. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $33,000. For the first six months of production—from November '41 to May '42—the Willys jeep used a grille fashioned from welded bar stock, hence the “slat grille” nickname. When Ford was also contracted to make the “standardized” jeep, their engineers developed a stamped sheet metal grille—saving time, materials, and money. Willys adopted the new grille by May of '42 at the government's behest, and (perhaps ironically) soon after trademarked the design. This strong selling price correctly reflects the demand seen for “slat grilles” today. #5-1942 FORD GPW “script” logo body military jeep. S/N GPW48292. Olive Drab/ Olive Drab canvas/Olive Drab canvas. Odo: 454 miles. Acquired by Krause in 2004, restored by previous owner but not authentically. High-quality bare-body repaint, but in later WWII hue. Hood numbers also redone in white rather than original light blue. Many decals on windshield. Cut-to-size rubber sheet floormats. Incorrect modern pop rivets hold original s/n and data plates to glovebox door. Minimal wear on repro seat canvas. Underhood, spark plugs are rusty and have stained cylinder heads. ribbed rubber sheet. Rusty rivets holding on repro s/n and data plates. Authentically restored engine compartment shows flash rust and fuel staining. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $20,000. This is your basic example of what most people think of when you say “Army Jeep.” While not concours perfect, at least it didn't have a halfton of non-functional, inauthentic accessories stuck onto it. Sold very well, bringing about $5k–$7,500 more than expected. #6-1943 FORD GPA “Seep” amphibious military truck. S/N GPA86771. Olive Drab/ Olive Drab canvas/Olive Drab canvas. Odo: 122 miles. Restoration completed in 2008 by L'Cars of Cameron, WI (a shop that usually does Pebble Beach class-winning RollsRoyces), to better-than-new condition, with most of the hull replaced or refabbed. Authentically remarked and relettered, but show-quality repaint is far beyond factory. Wears reproduction side curtains, but no top. Correct reproduction seat cushions double as bay tidy and stock, with only light rust in motor crevices. Undercarriage clean. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $48,000. At the Army's request, both Bantam and Ford built prototype jeeps with 4-wheel steering arrangements. Having once driven this very GP from the Iola showgrounds to Chet's facility over a mile away on blacktop, I would describe it as by far the most squirrelly handling vehicle I've ever driven. (No wonder the Army dropped the idea like a hot potato.) Considering their rarity, I expected this one to do better across the block, but it did what it did. Well bought—but not as a driver. #4-1941 WILLYS MB “slat grille” mili- tary jeep. S/N 103677. Olive Drab/Olive Drab canvas/Olive Drab canvas. Odo: 4,000 miles. Authentically restored in-house by Krause's staff in the early '90s, very limited use since. Minimal exterior wear. Khaki top bows are a different color from rest of body. Reproduction brass s/n and data plates on cowl. Reproduction front seats show noticeable dark, glossy areas 110 Incorrect fuel pump. Sits on post-war solid wheels and generic NDT tires. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $22,000. In July of '42, the War Department decreed that all war vehicles were to be plain and standardized, with no distinguishing trademarks displayed. Ford-script GPWs are coveted by MV and Ford collectors, and they fetch a premium over later non-script Fords or Willys. While the MV market saw some downward price correction over the last few years (like the rest of the collector car market), this sale suggests things are right back where they were. flotation devices. No perceivable wear anywhere. Was test-floated by the restoration shop to test water-tightness, kept dry since. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $160,000. In fact, the second time this saw water was when it sat outside in the rain on auction day. The “Seep” was basically an amphibious GPW jeep, 12,778 of which were built from 1942 to 1943. Due to low production and very high attrition, these are the rarest of the jeep derivatives; unlike, say, Amphicars, a Seep won't rise and fall in value with the crest and trough of popularity. This one sold for reportedly about $30k above the cost of the restoration. Sports Car Market


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Aumann Auctions Iola, WI #8-1944 FORD GPW ¼-ton 4x4 military jeep. S/N GPW231112. Olive Drab/Olive Drab canvas/Olive Drab canvas. Odo: 49,987 miles. Restored in 1988 in 565th AAA Battalion livery, Chet Krause's WWII unit. Equipped with an inner windshield rifle carrier, but otherwise configured as issued. Good older authentic repaint showing its age from use. Most of the body tub exterior is still presentable, but first signs of surface rust are showing on combat wheels and on edges of frame and suspension components. Interior footwell paint heavily Described by the auctioneer as having “patina that you just don't want to mess with” (though, sadly, someone had indeed messed with it). The collector who purchased this was one of the four men who in 1940 so memorably drove the prototype jeep up the Capitol steps. Correctly bought. #21-1950 WILLYS M38 ¼-ton 4x4 mili- tary jeep. S/N 25474. Olive Drab/Olive Drab canvas/Olive Drab canvas. Odo: 355 miles. Older authentic motor pool restoration. Stock standard repaint showing moderate wear, with cracking filler on hood seam. Older replacement tires turning brown from age. Fitted with reproduction MRT canvas top and seats, with light to moderate wear and weathering. Later drop-in replacement motor wearing yellow Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $11,000. The 105-mm saw use during the Korean conflict, and lessons learned there were carried over to the improved 106-mm gun and its M38A1C carriage. Most notably, the 106-mm could be dismounted and used as a stand-alone weapon, while the 105mm was basically married to the jeep. These are quite rare (the MV guys who are into this figure that there are about 3 complete units out there), but you really have to be into military vehicles to need one of these. #23-1954 WILLYS M170 2-dr ¼-ton 4x4 military ambulance. S/N MDA1221. Olive Drab/Olive Drab canvas/Olive Drab canvas. Odo: 275 miles. Older authentic restoration, with the exception of data lettering on left side of cowl. Original-production-quality repaint, now lightly worn. Original data plate panel reattached to cowl, with original, heavily chipped paint. Newer OEM top material and sisal rope on front bumper. Litters and litter racks inside not included. No word on the jerry can on the passenger's side floorboard. Industrial floor worn, fuel tank under driver's seat is discolored. Recent engine repaint in the correct gray, with minimal overspray. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $22,000. This was the jeep that rekindled Chet's interest in military vehicles, and the one that quite frankly rekindled my interest in Ford GPWs. I'd driven it in several of the Iola military vehicle show parades and was impressed enough with the driveability to seek out one of my own. Considering the wear and use, this was a very strong sale, but the new owner has a GPW he can drive hard and enjoy as-is. Take my word for it. #20-1950 WILLYS CJV35U ¼-ton 4x4 military jeep. Olive Drab/Olive Drab canvas/ Olive Drab canvas. Odo: 27,923 miles. With factory deep-water fording kit and radio equipment. Field-modified with windshield-mounted rifle rack and 20-mm ammo can center console. Fitted with later-era civilian seat belts, front lock-out hubs, steering stabilizer, and tow bar. Wears original paint, but it's all quite faded, chalky, and scratched. Modern replacement windshield mounting blocks on the hood in natural wood, pioneer tools and mirrors in black. Older black spray-painted front bumper and frame ends. Newer reproduction MRT paint from donor truck. Non-professional fuel plumbing with modern plastic cheapie fuel filter. Economy civilian exhaust system coated with surface rust. Recent seals on the rear diff. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $18,000. It became apparent at the onset of the Korean conflict that the ten-year-old G502 series jeeps from World War II were becoming a little outmoded. This sold quite well, considering that it was just another aging restoration of a somewhat common MV that was already near obsolete when produced new. #33-1953 WILLYS M38A1C gun carriage military jeep. S/N 59030. Olive Drab/Olive Drab canvas. Odo: 21,986 miles. Converted from a standard M38A1 by Rock Island Armory to an M38A1C recoilless rifle carriage, with proper rear helper springs, body supports, and frame stiffening. Fitted with a demilitarized 105-mm recoilless rifle, which is mostly complete, and was cosmetically restored along mat on the cargo floor. Motor and chassis just lightly painted, so light rust is starting on those surfaces. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $10,000. Based on the M38A1 Jeep, this long-wheelbase platform was available in the civilian market as the CJ-6. It was also the first standardized compact ambulance used by the Army, which realized that while a big box truck wasn't always the best way to get casualties off the battlefield, the ad-hoc use of jeeps as ambulances in WWII needed some tweaks. Despite Chet's disappointment at what this and all the other ambulances brought, price was market correct. #32-1957 WILLYS M38A1 replica M38A1C gun carriage military jeep. S/N 99834. Olive Drab/black vinyl. Odo: 15,375 miles. Originally a garden-variety M83A1 general-use jeep, modified to replicate a M38A1C gun carriage, with a demilitarized 106-mm recoilless rifle installed. An obvious patchwork of parts, as evidenced by the patch- canvas top and seats. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $12,000. While only 1,000 of these were ordered for the Marine Corps, they are somewhat significant as the first Jeeps to be purchased by the government since World War II, standard equipped for fording water up to 3 feet deep. 112 with the jeep. Consistent paint finish and authentic lettering throughout, including bridge weight rating plate on grille. Moderately weathered tires, heavily weathered canvas seats now turning white. Gun locked down into travel racks, so unable to inspect engine bay. Sports Car Market


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Aumann Auctions Iola, WI work of paint finishes, ranging from good to very average Olive Drab, to rattle-can black, to unpainted, to crusty with rust. At least the gun replicates the silhouette of the implied original. Non-authentic front fender lights and black Naugahyde seat upholstery. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $11,000. Yup, mil-spec collectors have fakey-doos to deal with also. They can be even worse than muscle car examples, as there is a seemingly infinite supply of good ol' boys willing to hang a potato cannon on a CJ-7, rattle can it Olive Drab, and call it a military vehicle. While the parts at least are somewhat authentic here, it's the same principle as the 6-cyl '69 Camaro that now looks like a Yenko SC with a built 427—the total is never worth more than the sum of the parts. #24-1960 AMC M422 Mighty Mite mili- tary jeep. S/N 354. Olive Drab/Olive Drab vinyl. Odo: 491 miles. Set up with deep water fording kit—basically extensions for the air intake and exhaust pipe. Older authentic motor pool grade restoration, with period fire extinguisher added to center of windshield frame. Less than precise masking on otherwise decent repaint, but then again, that's a hallmark of Motor Pool restorations. Two additional civilian gauges have been mounted on passenger's side of doghouse—with the mounts painted ends, grubby engine and undercarriage. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,000. Prototypes are one thing; field modifications are another. As all of the Mighty Mites sold within a grand of each other, I do believe that we can call this a market price. #27-1961 AMC M422A1 Mighty Mite military jeep. S/N 3285. Olive Drab/top bows only/Olive Drab vinyl. Odo: 8,550 miles. Poor quality glossy repaint with zero prep work (i.e., paint over dirt). Data plates removed at repaint and reattached with pop rivets instead of screws. Fitted with top bows, but no top covering. Does not start or run at all, although it is generally complete. Older replacement tires can be ridden, its most notable feature was the swing-down steering column, enabling the operator to drive it from behind while walking, with the transmission in reverse (an easy enough task, as they top out in third gear at around 20 mph). This one was very typical of what's out there, and it sold at market price for its condition. #28-1964 FORD M151 ¼-ton 4x4 military jeep. S/N 740528497. Olive Drab/Olive Drab vinyl/Olive Drab vinyl. Odo: 26,506 miles. Equipped with Hunter auxiliary personnel heater, HF radio antenna, winter front canvas cover, and full top. Mostly original from a depot overhaul in 1968. Low-effort repaint over most everything, including small dents and dings, plus the dry-rotted windshield and cowl seals. Made up unit designations, with hood number “1964 M151,” MVPA decals on along with the body. Non-authentic green vinyl seat upholstery with light to moderate wear. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $11,500. The Mighty Mite is a classic case of design by committee without regard for the end user, as I can attest, having driven this particular one before (after finally getting the fussy motor started). “Ergonomically,” you basically sit on the floor in an unadjustable seat, too small for even my 5-foot 11-inch frame, and the clown car 64.5-inch wheelbase makes a normal jeep look like a school bus. Sold right smack in the middle of market pricing. #25-1960 AMC M422E1 Mighty Mite pro- totype military jeep. S/N 333. Olive Drab/ Olive Drab vinyl/Olive Drab vinyl. Odo: 15,849 miles. Called a prototype M422E1, but is actually an M422 field modified to M422A1 standards by lengthening it 6 inches between the seats and the rear axle before the A1s were in production. Repaint with quite a few nicks and abrasions, no unit markings. Hood scoop is missing half of expanded metal intake grille. Missing top bows and rear jump seats. Newer N.O.S. seat covers up front, seat backs fitted without much care. Mangled front bumper 114 turning brown from age and UV exposure. Fresh N.O.S. seat coverings, but installed with poor workmanship. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $11,000. While the other Mighty Mites were not the best mechanically, at least they generally ran (some requiring heavier prodding). For a work in progress, more than enough was paid here. #16-1964 KAISER-WILLYS M274A3 Mechanical Mule motorized platform. S/N JS726. Olive Drab/Olive Drab canvas. Originally built as an M274 with 4-wheel steering, arsenal refurbished to M274A3 standards; replaced original pull-rope-start 4-cylinder with electric-start 2-cylinder with alternator and hour meter. Restored in Marine Corps livery several years ago using commercial pop rivets and repro data plates. Light paint scuffing, scratches, and nicks on magnesium deck and rails. Tires aging brown. Modern motorcycle battery informally mounted. Repainted steering wheel lightly cracking. Original canvas seat cushions moderately worn. No title. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $8,000. The Mule was built from 1956 to 1970 by six companies ranging from Kaiser-Willys (the original contractors) to Brunswick (the pool table people). Basically a mil-spec motorized pallet jack that windshield and dashboard. Tires likely date to overhaul. Piecemeal interior, with multi-hue seat upholstery and black-painted gauge panel. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,500. Originally developed by Ford in the 1950s. The ironic rub is that although Ford actually pioneered the stamped vertical slit grille at the start of WWII production, they had to switch to horizontal grille slats after Willys/Kaiser Jeep successfully trademarked the style. Top end of market pricing here. #36-1965 FORD M151A1C M825 gun carriage military jeep. S/N 2G5460. Olive Drab/Olive Drab vinyl. Odo: 448 miles. Originally a Ford-built M151A2 MUTT (the semi-official nickname for the M151 Military Universal Truck Transports), converted when new by Rock Island Arsenal to an M825 recoilless rifle carriage. Carries a demilitarized M40A 106-mm recoilless rifle with near complete .50 cal spotting rifle and sight, HF radio set, jump seats, and ammo racks with dummy ammo. All components repainted at the same time, mostly just lightly worn, but doghouse panel between shift levers has sheets of paint flaking off. Serviceable original seats and radio cover in MRT canvas. Data plate sitting loose Sports Car Market


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Aumann Auctions Iola, WI fit ROPS roll cage. Better motor-pool-grade repaint with respectable masking overall. Light and tidy, the motor shows that it has been regularly maintained and attended to. Things on the rear floor. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $20,000. By far, this was the best and most complete of the recoilless rifle jeeps in the collection. The body tubs have usually been quartered and reassembled, and the rifles inactivated by torch cuts into the breech, the chamber, and muzzle, all before being sectioned. To put the pieces back together and make it look as presentable at it is takes a lot of skill and work, which was more than reflected in the rather steep price. #34-1966 KAISER-JEEP M718 2-dr ¼-ton 4x4 military ambulance. S/N 2K3979. Olive Drab/Olive Drab vinyl/Olive Drab vinyl. Odo: 22,446 miles. M151A1 jeep from the factory, immediately converted by Rock Island Arsenal into an M718 Front Line Ambulance. Equipped with all three litter racks, and some unknown extra rack hardware in right side foot well. Older repaint with lackluster masking, faded paint underneath indicates that rear suspension assembly is from a donor vehicle. wear, soiling, and weathering on the newer GI top and seats. No attempt made to start it, with some bidders of the opinion that the cylinder head is cracked. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $4,000. The last of the MUTTs were being retired during my time in the Air Force in the mid-'80s, to be replaced by Humvees. If this one had, in fact, served in Desert Storm, it would definitely have been in the minority. Still, it was set up almost exactly like the few active duty ones I recall encountering. Even if the motor was locked up solid, this was still a good deal. Uncut as-issued M151s of any variety have never been plentiful—but spare motors are. #31-1967 FORD M151A1 M1 Minesweeper prototype military jeep. S/N 2N-4813. Olive Drab/Olive Drab vinyl. Odo: 19 miles. Government contract modified with a light-duty mine detection platform consisting of a sensor mounted on a pair of steerable arms. The consignor attests that the 19 miles indicated are actual, and that it is as originally configured. Paint is still quite good, seat upholstery faded but holding up. Engine has not run in decades. Fuel tank has rusted out, carburetor are messier underneath. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,000. The legacy of the M151 series shares some similarities with that of the Chevrolet Corvair. Both were in their prime in the '60s, and both had a tendency to flip over, due to early-generation suspension issues, with the M151's single U-joint swing axles nearly identical to the '60–'63 Corvair's. It wasn't until the late model M151A2s (like this one) that the problem was fully solved using double U-joint half shafts, just as with the late model '65–'69 Corvairs. Also like a late model Corvair, a decent one is worth between $5k and $10k. #35-1969 KAISER-JEEP M718A1 2-dr ¼-ton 4x4 military ambulance. S/N NB0DF610505. NATO Woodland Camouflage/ Olive Drab vinyl/Olive Drab vinyl. Odo: 388 miles. Originally an M151A2 MUTT, converted when new by Rock Island Arsenal to an M718A1 Front Line Ambulance. Has all three litter racks. Repainted in NATO Woodland Camouflage scheme in mil-spec chemical agent-resistant paint, most likely by whichever military unit last used it. Top in like-new condition, save some weathering along bows. Like-new top, heavily worn driver's seat cushions. Not a show queen under the hood, but at least it's been regularly maintained, as evidenced by new oil filter and recently rebuilt carburetor. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,500. The ambulances in the M151 MUTT series could be reconfigured on the spot with the use of quickdisconnect pins to carry either 3 patients on stretchers, 2 stretchers and 2 ambulatory patients, or 1 on a stretcher and 3 ambulatory. Unlike the truck-based military ambulances, the soft-sided MUTTs tended not to be handed down to civilian emergency service agencies. While there are not too many complete examples, not everyone is an ambulance collector. Selling price was at the lower end of expected. #29-1967 FORD M151A1 ¼-ton 4x4 mili- tary jeep. Desert Tan/Olive Drab vinyl/Olive Drab vinyl. Odo: 15,560 miles. Claimed to have been retired exactly as configured here, immediately after use in operation Desert Storm. As such, it has all-weather radial tires, convoy strobe, HF radio antenna, radio racks, twin jerry can mounts on the cowl, NATO standard 24-volt slave receptacle, and arsenal retro- 116 frozen, and heaven only knows if the motor is even loose. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $18,000. This was to serve as the pilot model for 28 M151s planned to aid in clearing mine fields in Vietnam, but the Viet Cong switched to plastic mines while it was still in development, and the project was terminated. Today, it makes for an interesting static display museum piece, and not much else. That said, it sold for enough. #30-1969 KAISER JEEP M151A2 ¼-ton 4x4 military jeep. S/N SCDHPT502521. NATO Woodland Camouflage/Olive Drab vinyl/Olive Drab vinyl. Odo: 228 miles. Good motor-pool-grade repaint in NATO Woodland Camouflage pattern. Shows moderate scuffing from limited use. Heavier weathering of top, seat coverings, and retaining straps on ROPS cage. Fitted with only exhaust pipe from a deep-water fording kit and non-standard bumper end D-rings for anchoring. While not neat Heavier wear and fading on seats and restraining straps, white in some places. Spare tire has heavier wear and different tread pattern than the four tires on the ground. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $11,000. This is basically the same thing as an M718, except with a later M151A2 as the base unit from which it's converted. While these were in active duty longer and more recently (phased out starting in 1982) than the M718s, there seems to be no more or fewer of one than the other on the collector's market. Higher end of retail pricing here, but can be argued easily that it was worth it, since all it needed was a caring owner. ♦ Sports Car Market


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eBay Motors Online Sales Small-Scale Collectibles If you just have to get more attention than Tiger Woods on a slow news day, this would be a good start Report by Geoff Archer Market opinions in italics T his may not be what your significant other meant by “downsize that collection,” but who cares? Condition inferred from seller's descriptions; cars were not physically examined by the author. All quoted material taken from the eBay listings. feedback) (sf=seller's feedback; bf=buyer's #180448175993-1984 FERRARI 308 JR. Replica go cart. S/N 27. Rosso Corsa/black leather. 18 Photos. Clifton, NJ. “Very rare exact copy of a 1982 Ferrari 308 GTS. #27 of the series of #30. It has been held by an important Ferrari collector for many years. Chassis: steel tubular structure. Body: reinforced fiberglass with kevlar fiber. Engine: 4 cycle BRIGGS & STRATTON, 1 cylinder. Displacement: 300 cc. Engine power: HP 11. Transmission: automatic plus reverse. Suspension: independent front and rear, hydraulic shock absorbers. Brakes: hydraulically operated disc brakes. Electronicsystem: 12 volts. Max speed: 45 kmh/28 mph.” 7 bids, sf 15. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $12,715. Although it would be encroaching on real (beater) Ferrari 308 money, it is easy to imagine a replica of this caliber fetching twice as much money in the right setting. Get thee to Monaco, bitchin' miniature Magnum P.I. go kart! #320395705741-2005 FERRARI F1 go kart. S/N 4923456. Rosso Corsa/black vinyl. 14 Photos. Hot Springs, AR. “This is a ‘real' racer. It will travel something in the neighborhood of 80 MPH. Electric start. Steering wheel 118 removes for entry. The engine is one cylinder, 4 stroke, 9.1-1 compression. Carbon fiber body, aluminum chassis, disc brakes, 2.5 liter fuel tank, chain drive... The car would be appropriate for an experienced child of ten or older as far as size and ability to operate. Weighs approximately 400 lbs.” 4 bids, sf 88, bf 285. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $2,925. The seller presented a $7k+ comparable in the U.K. Google found a $2k example in South Africa. While Arkansas is not on the F1 calendar (yet), this is probably as close as you'll find one of these cool fan boy toys. A fair deal all around then... except for the kid who plays Rubens Barrichello (2000-2005) and hardly ever gets to win. #110603096646-1932 FORD PICKUP go cart. Red/brown vinyl. 5 Photos. Cedar Springs, MI. “Steel body. There are headlights and taillights. The firewall is polished stainless steel. The tailgate is louvered. The tonneau cover flips up to access the fuel tank. Chrome Cragar SS hubcaps. Frame sprayed with bed liner coating. Top flips up for access to the interior. Interior has black carpet, brown vinyl door panels and seat, and wood dash panel with a volt gauge. I am 5'11” and fit in this just fine. The motor is a electric key start Briggs built from rectangular steel tubing, leaf springs in front, rigid in rear, Rack and pinion steering with hand made steering wheel. Drive: Honda GSX200 with pull start, Comet CVT transmission, Hydraulic disc brake. Top speed about 35 mph with governor control.” 17 bids, sf 961. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $1,526. These bids were absurd. The seller was right to hold out, should aspire for the top of four figures, and should settle for something in the used crotch rocket range of $5k-$8k. Sports Car Market & Stratton 20.5 HP with a forward/reverse hydrostatic trans. If you can drive a riding mower, you can drive this.” 19 bids, sf 1018. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,250. The steel build is very respectable, but the overall look is awkwardly proportioned. While the price paid unfortunately makes a mockery of the obviously talented constructor's time and effort, I would hope my kids would see the dorkiness in this execution too... but with 20+ hp, I would hope they would also want to ruin some lawns with it under cover of darkness. The labor was a bargain but the transaction price was fair. #190449570074-1935 BUGATTI TYPE 59/50B Replica go cart. S/N N/A. French Blue/tan vinyl. 8 photos. Aurora, OH. Handmade cyclekart. “It was built 5 years ago and is a blast to drive! It will allow for adult drivers up to about 6 feet tall, not designed for kids. Body: Built from Aluminum, birch plywood with fiberglass coat and foam with fiberglass coating. Weighs about 250 pounds and is about 8 feet long. Chassis: Perimeter frame


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Fresh Meat #130443034455-1974 TERRA JET 400E Amphibious go cart. Red/black vinyl. 8 Photos. Woodside, CA. Seats three like a McLaren F1 (and the similarities probably end there). “These are considered very rare. Great project. In great shape, needs to be finished. Paint job new, been in garage for 20 years. Over $3,000 in parts alone. New vanguard 16hp motor, new torque converter. Needs to have motor mounted and electrics hooked up.” #330472350018-2000 CARTER GRAVEDIGGER go kart. Black w/grave digger graphics/. 14 Photos. Danville, KY. Appears somewhat rough cosmetically with surface rust on side steps. “A little TLC this thing could look brand new. No cracks in plastic or paint that I could find. Front Headlights flash like the real Grave Digger.” 5-hp gas engine. “Starts and Runs Great! Runs about 12 mph. New battery and starter solenoid.” Apparently these things will accommodate a family of three. Redneck carbon footprint Online sales of contemporary cars. 2007 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT 21 bids, sf 271. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $1,751. If you are reading this magazine, you know that there will be no financial upside to this restoration. Cursed with great taste in all things vehicular, however, you might also think, who cares? This thing is awesome. Can you imagine storming the beach at Pebble or Amelia? It's not about the money here but the fun factor... and therefore I say well bought. #150311586066-2000 ULTRACARTS HUMDINGER H1 NEV golf cart. S/N 1U9ES1117YR071102. Silver/black vinyl/ black vinyl. 24 Photos. Phoenix, AZ. “Vehicle is in excellent condition with normal wear and tear. Built in California between 1999 and 2002 as a custom NEV (Neighborhood Electric Vehicle) and is street legal on roads with a posted speed limit of 35 MPH or less. When General Motors purchased the Hummer brand they sued Ultra Carts for producing a vehicle Date sold: 11/01/2010 eBay auction ID: 180579289531 Seller Type: Independent Dealer Seller: Wholesale Auto Outlet, Winnetka, CA, www.wholesaleautooutlet.net Sale Type: Used car with 62k miles. VIN: ZAMCE39A270027816 Details: Black over black. 400 bhp 4.2-liter V8. Cambiocorsa paddle shifters. Nav. Park Distance Control. “Super super clean condition.” Sale result: $35,700, 12 bids, sf 31. MSRP: $119,330 base (2007) Other current offering: Jake's Motorcars, San Diego, CA, www. jakesmotorcars.com asking $47,888 for a black/brown one with 43k miles. 2010 Lotus Evora reduction anyone? 7 bids. sf 10. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $1,300. These come around every few months on eBay Motors. With karts as with full-sized trucks and cars, location and condition often make all the difference. A much nicer example sold in California for twice as much. This one in Kentucky had several more bidders, but in the end it was priced like an East Coast truck. A fair deal all around, and a small price to pay for the ability to talk with a built-in echo and crush all the other carts on this page. #110598886772-1972 RUPP CHEVY JR. go kart. S/N N/A. Orange/none/cream vinyl. 10 Photos. St. Louis, MO. “FIBERGLASS BODY AND A TECUMSEH 5HP ENGINE WITH A CENTRIFIGUL CLUTCH. IT IS 7' LONG AND 3' WIDE SITTING ON PNEUMATIC TIRES. RESTORED SEVERAL YEARS AGO FOR THE ‘MILLION DOLLAR JIM COLLECTION' AND WAS SOLD BY Date sold: 10/23/2010 eBay auction ID: 200532887418 Seller Type: Lotus Dealer Seller: Autosport Designs, Huntington Station, NY, www.autosportdesigns.com Sale Type: Used car with 4,950 miles. VIN: SCCLMDTU4AHA11336 Details: “Phantom Black with Silver striping with Charcoal leather interior and Charcoal carpeting, 6-speed manual gearbox. Premium Package, Technology Package, Sport Package, Close Ratio 6- Speed ‘Sport' Gearbox, Reversing Camera, Star Shield and ‘Lifestyle' Paint. Demonstrator.” Sale result: $59,700, 20 bids, sf 78. MSRP: $85,125 Other current offering: Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo, Portland, OR, www.rtgt.com, asking $77,980 for a gray/red car with 2,273 miles. 2010 Bentley Continental GT Speed without paying any licensing fees, claiming that the Humdinger vehicle was a scaled down model of the Military inspired H1. After a lengthy legal fight General Motors lost the legal battle but had driven Ultra Carts into financial ruin.” 6 bids, sf 363, bf 707. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $12,200. I have not seen a run-up in the prices of any modern automotive examples of defunct or soon-to-be-defunct GM brands, and I doubt there will be any scarcity-related panic in the one-upmanship golf cart segment, either. If you just had to get more attention than Tiger Woods on a slow news day, however, this would be a good start. Market price. January 2011 BARRETT-JACKSON AT THE PALM BEACH AUCTION IN JAN. 2008. ORIGINALLY RAFFLED OFF AT SIX FLAGS OVER MID-AMERICA IN ST LOUIS AT ‘THE CHEVY SHOW' PAVILLION AND DISPLAY.” Paint delaminated in two spots. 1 bid, sf 3826. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,750. Not cheap. Not perfect. But the seller pretty much covered it with, “THIS IS A SUPER PIECE WITH A GREAT PROVENANCE THAT WOULD CERTAINLY COMPLIMENT A CORVETTE OR OTHER MODEL CHEVY COLLECTION.” Looks so good in fact that it seems like a bit of a bargain. ♦ Date sold: 10/21/2010 eBay auction ID: 110601531925 Seller Type: Independent Dealer Seller: Domani Motors, Deerfield Beach, FL, 866.666.3362, www. domanimotors.com Sale Type: Used car w/52 mi. VIN: SCBCP7ZA5AC064471 Details: Blue over brown. 6.0L DOHC 48-valve EFI twin-turbocharged W12 engine. Sale result: $199,950, 1 Buy-It-Now bid, sf 264. MSRP: $207,700 base (2010) Other current offering: Bentley Gold Coast, Chicago, IL, www. bentleygoldcoast.com, asking $217,815 for an all black car w/63 mi. ♦ 119


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Mystery Photo Answers Comments With Your Renewal Please continue with the magazine in a mailing wrap package.—Peter Robinson, Canada Great mag! My friends are always “After that idiot ran into my last street rod, I found a solution for drivers who follow too close.” —Frank Koch, Baton Rouge, LA RUNNER-UP: Some owners go to extremes to put A/C in their older cars.—Peter Zimmermann, Bakersfield, CA That chrome exhaust pipe disqualifies this car from the Preserved as Original class.— Gary Francis, Chico, CA If you are thinking miles per gallon, don't even go there.— Bennie Newman, Bulverde, TX This Celebrity Car Auction is great. Here's JLo's “Junk in the Trunk” Ford!—Joe Goldblatt, Rockledge, FL Roll your eyes if you will, but Bob's won more flame thrower trophies than you, AND his grandkids think he's cool!—Joel Shooks, Traverse City, MI In his attempt to be discreet, Ronnie had it half right. You may not hear him coming, but you can see him a mile away.—Julia Spinetta, Carmel, CA Coming soon to a theater near you: “Back To The Future, The Prequel.”—Jeff “Jabbo” Brock, Nashville, TN The next Darwin Award winner en route to the starting line.—Don Theriault, Portland, ME Rumble seat.—Erik Olson, Dublin, CA It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that sting.—Dan Faustman, Elk Grove, CA Cletus “Red” Green pitched this innovative mobile still/ rocket-assist 1940 Ford coupe to NASCAR in the late 1940's, but the sanctioning body, wanting to distance itself from its moonshine-runner roots, rejected the idea—John Brumder, via email Well into his nineties, Sir Frank Whittle decides to take up American hot rodding as a hobby.—Daniel Brenzel, Menlo Park, CA Frank Koch wins an SCM cap for finding a definitive answer to an age-old problem. This Month's Mystery Photo asking to read my copies.—Andrew Yeung, Seattle, WA A little less about million-dollar cars, nobody cares except the few thousand people who can afford them. Focus on $50k or at least under $100k gems we can all buy.—Kurt Linhof, Denver, CO Great mag, keep up the good work.—Tony Patterson, Australia I have continued to renew since 1994, and I can't say that about any other publication.—David Coffin, Drexel, NC More coverage of lower-priced, more-affordable, realistic cars.—Tom Settanni, Sanibel, FL Market values for newer exotics (Vipers etc...).—Scott Engelberg, Pittsburgh, PA. Scott, you'll find Vipers in the new, 2011 Price Guide. —KM. Addictive—Charles Rozier, Westport, CT Some of the car reviews are sound- ing like personal opinions rather than facts about the cars.—Martin Hveem, Red Bluff, CA. Martin, you raise a good point. Frankly, at SCM we value informed opinions as much as facts, and believe that part of what we offer is someone's “take” on a car, not just a regurgitation of “commonly accepted wisdom.”—KM. I love the magazine, but why not profile some readers and their collections?—Ray Wojszynski, Pittsburgh, PA. You're reading our mind. Now, keep reading SCM and you'll be pleased with your own prescience. —KM. I look forward to receiving it each month. There is always a lot of interesting reading.—Mr. Murdoch, AUS The only magazine that I re- subscribed in 2010. The only auto magazine I need.—Robert Hudson, Lakeland, FL I read each issue cover to cover.—Shamrock Motoring Images, St Marys, OH Less million-dollar cars, more common-man cars.—Edward Heinz, Oakdale, PA When will you start adding Vipers to the price guide?—Dana Blue, Carrollton, TX A little more coverage of the 1988- 91 E30 M3 BMW.—Anthoney Casler, West Palm Beach, CA Improve/simplify online subscrip- tion renewal (currently very confusing).—Mario Soussou, Greenwich, CT Used your pocket price guide as a resource to liquidate 193-car collection for my former employer.—Greg Tibbetts, Fort Lauderdale, FL My 1969 MG C-GT took 3rd Response Deadline: December 26, 2010 Our Photo, Your Caption Be the author of the most accurate, creative, or provocative response and receive a Sports Car Market cap. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503.253.2234; email: mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket.com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797. Please include your name and contact information. Send us your mystery photo. If we use it, you'll also get an official SCM cap. Email photos at 300 dpi in JPEG format. 120 place at the concours in Lexington, KY. I was the only MG on the field. This was my first by-invitation event, and I learned how tough judging is. Thank you for the insights on concours that you have presented.—Kenneth Brasfield, Middlebrook, VA Thanks to all of you for your thoughtful comments and your continued renewals.—KM Sports Car Market


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SCM Weekly Poll Results Each Tuesday morning in our free SCM Weekly Insider e-newsletter, we conduct a poll. Here's how you responded: October 25th (1,238 total votes) What is the best noise you can get for $100k or less? A. 1969 Camaro Z/28—$65k: 21.4% B. 1977 Ferrari 512 BB—$100k: $44.1% C. 1966 Jaguar XKE convertible—$55k: 23.9% D. 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo coupe—$30k: 10.5% October 18th (807 total votes) For the money, what's the best buy in a late-model collectible? A. 2005 Aston Martin Vanquish S coupe— $125k: 9.8% B. 2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti—$160k: 13.7% C. 2006 Ford GT:—$140k: 73.9% D. 2006 Bugatti Veyron—$1m: 2.6% October 5th (1,034 total votes) Which one of these cars was the best buy at the Mecum St. Charles Auction? A. 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge convertible for $242,000: 40% B. 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback for $242,000: 19% C. 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle 540/630 for $95,700: 29% D. 1958 BMW Isetta for $19,250: 12% September 28th (1,256 votes) Bentley is recalling several cars because of fears the Flying B could impale pedestrians. What other classic cars probably SHOULD have been recalled for lethal hood ornaments? A. The Voisin, as that hood ornament will definitely take your eye out: 28% B. Any 1950s Chevy. If the hood ornament doesn't get you, the fins will: 15% C. 1920s to 1950s Pontiacs. Politically incorrect AND potentially deadly: 7% D. Pierce-Arrow. The name says it all: 50% Vote on the latest poll at www.sportscar- market.com or in your SCM Weekly Insider e-newsletter. January 2011 121


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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $44/month ($66 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit sportscarmarket.com/classifieds-post.php to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. E-mail: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) 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. Snailmail: Showcase, PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. English 1935 MG NA 1 of 4 factory 5 speed built for the world, 3.0l alloy 6 cylinder engine, air suspension, Becker radio, 1990s restoration in original colors of DB158 White-Grey with olive, fresh major servicing, 3 owners from new. Contact Stu- 781.444.4646, email: copleycars@aol. com Website: www.copleymotorcars.com. (MA) 1973 Porsche 911 T 1967 Mercedes-Benz 300SE cabriolet 1961 Ferrari 250 PF cabriolet SII Blue Pozzi with black, S/N 2699, 3.0 litre V12, 4 speed gear box, 5 Borranis, factory hard top, 2009 bare metal repaint, comprehensive 2010 servicing at Boston Sportscar, tool roll and jack, matching numbers, one of 201 SII PF cabriolet produced. Contact Stu- 781.444.4646, email: copleycars@aol. com Website: www.copleymotorcars.com. (MA) 1971 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3 1967 Sunbeam Alpine roadster This 1967 Sunbeam Alpine Series V is one of the last 6,000 Alpines produced and has the original 1725cc engine with Stromberg carbs and all-synchro four speed. Recently obtained the car from the caretaker of the last four years, a friend of the original owner (and Ford dealer) who obtained the car at the owner's passing in 2006. $12,500. Contact John206.715.1264, email: jrbayer3@yahoo.com. (VA) 1980 Triking Three-Wheelers NA Special, campaigned in VSCC races in England, aluminum body, race prepared engine and chassis, recent body off restoration and new supercharger, looks fast, sounds fast, goes fast. $95,000. Contact John- 619.221.1275, email: john.kernan@cox. net. (CA) 1959 Lotus Seven 1980 & 1983 Triking Three-Wheelers, Original cyclercars inspired by Lotus and Morgan. Moto Guzzi Le Mans engines, Five Speed gearboxes, reverse, shaft drive. From private collection. Prices Negotiable. Contact Robert- 808.342.1036, email: smith1127@aol.com. (HI) Well sorted. Known in the VSCCA for over 30 years. Great condition. $35,000. Contact Rick631.732.0235, email: rslittle@optonline.net. 1962 MG Midget German 1957 BMW 507 1978 Porsche 911 SC 74K miles. 5 speed. Mostly original. Straight body, no known rust. Has air conditioning but the compressor is not installed. $14,500 obo. Contact John- 775.220.2171. 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Anthracite with tan interior, recent paint, new leather seats, chrome wheels, 125,000 miles. Runs excellent. Soft top only (like new). $4,850. Contact Sandy- 818.599.1070. (CA) 1997 BMW 840CI Well preserved, very original two owner European spec with 300 hp 351 Cleveland and chrome bumpers. 41,000 kms shown. $49,500. Contact Fantasy- 510.653.7555, email: sales@ fantasyjunction.com Website: www.fantasyjunction. com. (CA) 1973 Ferrari 246GT 1973 ½ 911 T matching numbers (chassis 9113102430, engine: 6134479 and transmission: 338408); a very solid southern car. The mechanicals have been completely restored and the body striped to bare metal and spayed in Porsche silver with a polished clear coat. $90,000 invested in the restoration with all receipts. $52,000. Contact Paul301.466.6129, email: pauld911@gmail.com. A Works entry for the 1971 World Sportscar Championship. Came 2nd in 1971 Targa Florio. Recently restored and accompanied by an extensive history file. Contact Richard- email: rw@ martinchisholm.com. 1973 DeTomaso Pantera GTS One owner 1962-2010. 48K miles. Original old English white and original black interior. Northern California car from new. Tools, jack, tonneau, etc. Only original once. $8,000. Contact James650.321.8085, email: hoodhill@aol.com. (CA) 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III One of 253. Desirable Series II car with front discs. Mechanically outstanding with matching driving experience. Much recent work. $810,000. Contact Fantasy- 510.653.7555, email: sales@ fantasyjunction.com Website: www.fantasyjunction. com. (CA) 1962 Porsche 356B Dark green/beige. With actual 28,500 miles; probably the lowest mileage 840 extant. Excellent condition with all books and records. Contact Juanita- 805.969.7102, email: juanita@ edenprojects.org. Italian 1960 Ferrari 250 PF Coupe Excellent condition throughout. Recently rebuilt carbs, cams, distributor, steering rack, and brakes. Strong engine, excellent handling car. $125,000. Contact Karl- 703.861.9473, email: karl@ riverbendpond.com. 1985 Ferrari 400i Phase ll, last 152 built, original blue in/out, pristine, all good, all extras, 46,000 indicated miles. $67,500. Contact Ian- 954.463.5300, email: ian@ thegailgroup.com. (FL) 122 Twin Grille Roadster. Exquisite, fully restored California car. 1of 248. S 90 engine. Concours shown and virtually as-new in every respect. $165,000. Contact Fantasy- 510.653.7555, email: sales@ fantasyjunction.com Website: www.fantasyjunction. com. (CA) Restored, long time Southern California car, rare hood scoop. Stirring performance. Least expensive 250 2-seater. $250,000. Contact Fantasy510.653.7555, email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Website: www.fantasyjunction.com. (CA) Rare 5 speed. Metallic Blue Ext./Tan Int. only 26K miles! Excellent condition. Drives & Runs Great! Kept in heated garage. All original. Stainless exhaust, AGM battery, all synthetic fluids, clear front-end bra. All service records, ownership history, Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery books, tools, manuals & Blaupunkt Toronto Radio/ Cassette. $39,500. Contact Richard- 610.941.4642, email: Richardlam@comcast.net. (PA) Fiat 500 1955 Ford Thunderbird 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Race 1970's Grand Am Camaro All original California car, excellent condition, mechanics A-1, new red white interior, numbers matching ps, electric seat, no radio from factory. Both tops. $45,000. Contact Peter- 450.451.6518, email: peter.nicoll@gmail.com. 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz I have a garage full of newly imported, restored vintage Fiat 500s. Several colors, 3 with Abarth engines. Various prices, clear titles; email for pictures or questions. Contact Bruce617.331.5999, email: sales@bostonminicars.com. Japanese 1996 Mazda Miata 35,000 miles, persian sand, air suspension and air conditioning. Car #129. Please contact Melissa. $110,000. Contact Steve- 561.860.9450. (FL) 1964 Ford Thunderbird 1996 Mazda Miata, with supercharger and Wilwood brakes and more upgrades. 66,000 miles, clean title. Just like Leno's Miata. $8,500. Contact Adam360.752.1395, email: greenf1@hotmail.com. (WA) American 1923 Marmon 34B Speedster 3rd owner, original, dark green with white hard top. Excellent, unrestored interior. 390, new tires. Book price, $9,200. Runs great. $8,000. Contact Eric207.797.6676. (ME) General Motors test platform (mule). Restored by Scott Tiemann. PHS documented! Contact Terryemail: tmichaelis@charter.net. (OH) Known as “Automatically Yours”. Riverside Gold paint. Restored by Naber's Brothers. Bloomington Gold certified. One of only 17 automatic L88s. Documented. Contact Terry- email: tmichaelis@ charter.net. (OH) 1985 Pontiac Trans-Am Experimental Prototype Kammback Concept Fastest Road Race or Track Day weapon - lowest costs. Great car, runs + drives as new. Inexpensive to own, easy to transport. This car is safe, fast and a blast to drive! Fits all drivers - 5' to 6'5” plus. Quick sale bargain - Do not miss this one! Absolutely no disappointments. $4,900. 805.466.1015, email: automojo@hughes.net. Shelby Cobra Replica 289 Cobra replica, 5,000 mi., 351W, T5, 3.70 9” 4-link w/Panhard rod rear end. Adj coilovers all around. Removeable fwd/stay rollbar. Contact Alan- email: asmith2u@yahoo.com Website: www.289CobraSlabside.com. © Nice survivor, one repaint, 300HP, 327 close-ratio 4-sp, 356 posi, milano maroon, all suspension, u-joints, shocks and tires. New or rebuilt. Drives. Like new. $30,000. Contact Jim- 916.204.9206,. (CA) 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe Documented period - Willow Springs, Ontario Motor Speedway, ect. race history. Orig. as raced. Less eng.+ trans. Real deal - 100% complete! Vintage Road Race eligible anywhere! $4,950. 805.466.1015, email: automojo@hughes.net. Thunder Roadster 1923 Marmon 34B 4 Passenger Speedster, only one left, 10 years old ground up restoration, spectacular, big 136 inch wheelbase, dual windshield & sidemounts, great tour car, top speed 80 mph. $84,500. Contact Walter- 315.247.2388, email: info@autolit.com. (NY) 124 Sports Car Market


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RESOURCE DIRECTORY Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 x222 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33.1.42992056, 33.1.42991639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. artcurial@auction.fr www.artcurial.com. (FR) setting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. www.goodingco.com. (CA) H&H Classic Auctions. +44 8458 334455, +44 8458 334433. The Motor House Lyncastle Road Warrington England. WA4 4BSN www.handh. co.uk. (UK) Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694, 480.421.6697. For nearly four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the fi nest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service, and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watch unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fi ne art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www. barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) Bonhams. +44.207.228.8000, +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. www.bonhams.com. (UK) Bonhams & Butterfi elds. 415.391.4000, 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103 www.butterfi elds.com. (CA) Branson Collector Car Auction. 800.335.3063, 417.336.5616. 1316 W. Hwy. 76, Suite 199, Branson, MO 65616. www.bransonauction.com. (MO) Mecum Collector Car Auction- eers. 815.568.8888, 815.568.6615. The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for over 23 years, offering an industryleading 5,000 collector cars per year. Watch Mecum Auctions live on Discovery's HD Theater. Consignment, bidder and event information is available online. 950 Greenlee ST, Marengo, IL 60015 www.mecumauction.com. (IL) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Carlisle Collector Car Auctions. 717.243.7855, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Spring and Fall Auctions. High-line cars cross the block. Hundreds of muscle cars, antique, collector, and special-interest cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Real Cars. Real Prices. www.carlisleauctions.com. (PA) 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. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290, 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262 www. classic-carauction.com. (CA) The Worldwide Group. 866.273.6394, Established by John Kruse and Rod C. Egan, The Worldwide Group— Auctioneers, Appraisers and Brokers —is one of the world's premier auction houses, specializing in the procurement and sale of the world's fi nest automobiles and vintage watercraft. www.wwgauctions.com. (IN) RM Auctions, Inc.. 800.211.4371, Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualifi ed experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the offi cial auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August, the record- 126 519.351.1337. Celebrating 30 years in the collector car industry, RM Auctions and its associated companies are responsible for acquisitions, restorations and sales of the world's rarest and most valuable vintage automobiles, including record-breaking sales in Maranello, Italy and London, UK. RM's restoration division achieved unprecedented accolades in 2006, when the Company earned “Best of Show” honors at the world's top three collector car events in a single year. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Tom Mack Classics. 888.TOM. MACK, PO Box 1766, Indian Trail, NC 28079. Three annual auctions in Charlotte, NC: April, September, and January. Selling Southern muscle, collector, and antique cars with experience and integrity for 24 years. North Carolina auction license 4017. www.tommackclassics.com. (NC) Alfa Romeo Russo and Steele Collector Au- tomobile Auctions. 602.252.2697, 602.252.6260. Specializing in the fi nest European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo Centerline Products. 888.750.ALFA, Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 30 years - rely on our experience to build and maintain your dream Alfa. Restoration, maintenance, and performance parts in stock for Giulietta through 164. Newly developed products introduced regularly. Check our web site for on- California Dream Cars Apprais- als. 888.314.3366, Over 30 years experience in Southern California appraising classic, antique, special interest, muscle and custom to current-year models. Specializing in pre-purchase inspections, stated value insurance appraisals, insurance disputes, and expert witness testimony. For more info, visit our web site. www.caldreamcars.net. (CA) Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886, Offi ces located nationwide. Pre-purchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale vales, estates, expert witness testimony. On-site inspection. Certifi ed, confi dential, prompt, professional. “Not just one man's opinion of value.” See web site for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com. Specialty Auto Auctions and Sales. 800.901.0022, Established by Bruce and Helen Douglas in 1987. Based in Colorado and doing auctions in Colorado, Nevada and South Dakota. This year we will join forces with Hot August Nights and B & T Custom Rods for two sales in Nevada. We will also be working with Automania for sales in South Dakota. For personalized service contact us. http://www.saaasinc. com. (CO) Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942, Es- tablished in 1964, Leake Auction Company was one of the fi rst collector car auctions in the country. Unsurpassed customer service has led the company to 40 successful years, selling more than 32,000 vehicles. Leake currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Visit them online at www.leakecar.com or call 800.722.9942. Oklahoma City – February 18-19, 2011 at Cox Pavilion San Antonio – April 8-9, 2011 at Freeman Coliseum Tulsa – June 10 – 12, 2011 at QuikTrip Center. Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, Silver Auctions isn't successful because we auction the most expensive cars, we're successful because we auction the cars that you love. Silver Auction's staff, bidders and consignor are everyday people with a passion for Nostalgic and Collector cars. Come see the difference at Silver Auctions. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@ silverauctions.com. www.silverauctions.com. (WA) and Steele hosts two record breaking ALL RESERVE auctions per year; Monterey, CA every August and Scottsdale, AZ every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) Santiago Collector Car Auctions. 405.475.5079, 501 E. Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Rocky: rockydb5@sbcglobal.net. (OK) Motoring Investments. 619-238- 1977, Award winning restorations, brokerage, sales & locating. Vintage German, Italian & British Mercedes specialist - SL, Pagoda & other models “Our website is a virtual buyer's guide for the 280SL.” www.motoringinvestments.com. American line store, new arrivals, tech tips, and special offers. www.centerlinealfa. com. (CO) Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 800.890.2532, 510.525.9519. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkley, CA 94710. Large selection of parts from Giulietta to 164. Effi cient, personal service. www.alfapartscatalog.com. (CA) Shelby American Automotobile Club. 859.368.0222. PO Box 13271, Lexington, KY 40583. 4,000 members worldwide, active regions in most population centers. Dedicated to the preservation, history and enjoyment of Cobras and Shelby Mustangs. Annual national convention; quarterly on-line publication; printed annual; active website and forum; hardcover registries listing every car. Email us at saac@ saac.com. www.saac.com. (CT) Appraisals Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, Gooding & Company's experts are well-qualifi ed to individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a Sports Car Market


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foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) Passport Transport. 800.325.4267, Brighton Motorsports. International Auto Appraisers Re- source. Use IAAA Appraisers' to perform insurance and legal appraisals and pre-purchase inspections; It is IAAA the largest association that certifi es auto appraisers, who follow ethics, participate in ongoing training for IAAA/ Uniform Standards for Automotive Appraisal Procedures™. Certifi cations include Master Automotive Appraiser™ and Automotive Arbitration/Mediation Umpire™. The apprentice program was used by Mitchell International and other qualifi ed applicants from the automotive industry. Locate IAAA members and get association info. www.autoappraisersassociation.com. 480.483.4682, Brighton Motorsports, Scottsdale, Arizona, is a unique dealership specializing in Vintage European and American Collector Cars with their Sales/Showroom and Mechanical Repair facility in the heart of Scottsdale's legendary auction arena. They also have a state-of-the-art paint & body shop specially equipped to do all levels of repair and restoration just down the road, creating a one stop shop for the avid car enthusiast. www.brightonmotorsports.com. (AZ) Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a classic, a 60's muscle car, or a modern exotic you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fi ne automobiles and it shows. www.PassportTransport. com. Collector Car Insurance the classic car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www.heacockclassic.com. (FL) J.C. Taylor Insurance. 800.345.8290, Antique, classic, muscle or modifi ed - J.C. Taylor Insurance has provided dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle for over 50 years. Agreed Value Coverage in the continental U.S., and Alaska. Drive Through Time With Peace of Mind with J.C. Taylor Insurance. Get a FREE instant quote online at www.JCTaylor.com. West Coast Auto Appraisals. 310.827.8400, Pre purchase, diminished value, total loss settlements, expert witness. Let us be your eyes and ears, friendly and very knowledgeable car experts, muscle cars, street rods, Europeans, full classics, modern day and more. Servicing all of California, nationwide for larger car collections. Member of IAAA and AMA. Check out our website for a full list of services. www.thecarappraiser.com. (CA) Automobilia Carlectibles. 510.745.8675, Offer- ing a unique selection of quality automotive art, classic posters, vintage toys and models, videos, literature, pedal cars, and automobilia that celebrate the history, achievements, evolution and artistry of the automotive industry and motorsport. Visit us today- you're sure to see things you've never seen before. www.carlectibles.com. (CA) Steve Austin's Automobilia & Great Vacations. 800.452.8434, European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. Buy/Sell/General Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, 760.758.0600. sales 760.758.6100.Fullservice restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fi t; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. “Where great cars achieve perfection.” Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase. com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Chubb Collector Car Insurance. 1 (866) CAR-9648, The Chubb Collector Car Insurance program provides fl exibility by allowing you to choose the agreed value and restoration shop. Broad coverage includes no mileage restrictions and special pricing for large schedules. For more information contact us at 1(866)CAR-9648 or www. chubbcollectorcar.com. Motor Sport Personal Accident Coverage. 441.297.9439, 441.296.2543. Email, mcooke@evolution.bm. Limits up to $1,000,000 including accident medical and helicopter evacuation. Comp Capital Ltd. can obtain coverage at competive rates including drivers over the age of 65. Either 12 month policy covering a whole season and or for specifi c events. Please contact Mark Cooke and or Kevin Way. English AC Owner's Club Limited. Paul Russell and Company. 978.768.6092, 978.768.3525. Specializing in the Preservation and Sales of European Classics, pre-war through the 1970s, since 1978. You can rely on our decades of experience with MercedesBenz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fi ne collectibles. Repeat customers are the lifeblood of our business. Contact us today to join them. Car Sales Manager, Alex Finigan: Alex@paulrussell.com. www.paulrussell.com. (MA) Grundy Worldwide. 800.338.4005, With 60 years of experience in servicing and preserving the collector vehicle hobby, Grundy provides “The Gold Standard” of insurance, offering the most options to you: Agreed Value, No Model Year Limitation, Unlimited Mileage, and coverage options for Spare Parts, Trip Interruption, Towing and Labor Costs, Infl ation Guard, and Auto Show Medical Reimbursement. Fast, immediate quotes. www.grundy. com. (PA) 503.643.3225, 503.646.4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615. The world's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. (OR) Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959, 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. Woodies USA. 949.412.8812, We buy and sell great woodies - hundreds to date. If you are buying or selling give us a call. We can help. Woodies are fun! Every car collection should have at least one. Located in Laguna Niguel, California (new location). www.woodiesusa.com. (CA) 2shores International. 920-945- 0450, International marketing services for collector cars. New Showroom in the US! Take advantage of our experience in the global collector market. Based in Wisconsin, working worldwide. Connecting buyers and sellers of collectible automobiles in a global marketplace since 1990. We put our market knowledge to work for you. Call Jurgen today! http://www.2-shores-classics. com/kontakt_us.html. (WI) January 2011 Classic Car Transport Motor Auto Express, Inc. 360.661.1734, Enclosed Transport. MAX cares for what you care for. We offer Personal, Private, Professional services with liftgate loading for your vehicles. Please contact Randy McKinley, Owner. maxiet@gmail.com. (WA) 800.922.4050, is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com. (MI) AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC.. 631.425.1555, All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servcing-complete mechanical restorations/ rebuilds - Cosmetic repair/paintwork to complete frame off restoration - Large inventory of parts. All services as well as our current unventory of automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) Doc's Jags. 480.951.0777, Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173, We understand the passion and needs of 480.951.3339. Restoration Center 623.869.8777. 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoe- 127


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RESOURCE DIRECTORY nix, AZ. 85027. The world's BIGGEST and BEST Jaguar Web site. #1 in Jaguars WORLDWIDE. Largest inventory of all models. Ask for “DOC.” Email doc@docsjags.com www.docsjags. com. (AZ) prices). Please call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. simonrandy@aol.com (CA) competence for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts – for vintage car sales, meticulous restorations by manufacturertrained technicians and the widest selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. www. mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) Check us out at www.autobahnpower. com. Griot's Garage. 800.345.5789, The RPM Classic Sports Cars. Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337, 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair, and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems, and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) 802.877.2645, With over 25 years of experience in Classic Italian Sports cars, we know how to make your car perform as new. Please visit our website showing numerous cars for sale and a frequently updated BLOG to see what is going on in our busy shop including video links of engines being run on a test stand and on a chassis dynamometer. Our two car enclosed transporter makes getting your car to our shop within the northeast a breeze. www. rpmvt.com. Motoring Investments. 619.238.1977, Award winning restorations, brokerage, sales & locating. Vintage German, Italian & British Mercedes specialist - SL, Pagoda & other models “Our website is a virtual buyer's guide for the 280SL.” www. motoringinvestments.com. Import/Export ultimate online store for automotive accessories and car care products. www. griotsgarage.com. (WA) MMRsite.com. The on-line inforMotoring Investments. 619-238- 1977, Award winning restorations, brokerage, sales & locating. Vintage German, Italian & British Mercedes specialist - SL, Pagoda & other models “Our website is a virtual buyer's guide for the 280SL.” www.motoringinvestments.com. Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini VeloceSpace. 408.441.7788, “Spe- cializing exclusively in rubber and upholstery products for Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati; we also stock classic M-B and Porsche. Our source is the original Italian factory that manufactured these parts for your car in the ‘50s and'60s, hence our products' perfect fi t and quality. Visit our website at www.velocespace.com, or e-mail us at info@velocespace.com for more information. Carobu Engineering. 949.722.9307, Ferrari specialist. Engine rebuilding/ development, dyno-testing, parts and service. Your source for high performance brakes, suspension, gaskets, engine parts, wheels and exhaust. Dealer for Tubi, Brembo, Koni, Razzo Rosso, Sangalli, Zanzi, Novitech Rosso and X-Ost. WWW.CAROBU.COM. Garage/Tools Baldhead Cabinet Company. 877.966.2253, Offering a fi ne selection of quality metal garage cabinets suitable for shop and residential garage applications. SS and custom colors available. Many modules to choose from. Call for a custom quote and drawing. www.baldheadcabinets.com. (CA) German FerrariChat.com. The largest on- line Ferrari community in the world with over 80,000 registered users. 3,000 new posts a day from Ferrari owners, historians, and enthusiasts along with 5 Million in our archives. Over 1,000 ads in our Classifi eds www.ferrarichat.com. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, Motoring Investments. 619-238- 1977, Award winning restorations, brokerage, sales & locating. Vintage German, Italian & British Mercedes specialist - SL, Pagoda & other models “Our website is a virtual buyer's guide for the 280SL.” www.motoringinvestments.com. Randy Simon. 310.274.7440, ^ 310.274.9809. I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis, and Lamborghinis. If I don't have what you seek, I can usually fi nd it for you (at low 128 Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1-866-MB-CLASSIC, The center of 760.758.0600. sales 760.758.6100. Fullservice restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fi t; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. “Where great cars achieve perfection.” Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase. com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) AutoBahn Power. 877.683.3001, Performance + Looks + Durability + Comfort = Autobahn Power! We are a veteran of vehicle modifi cations, parts and accessories. Our specialty has been to carry products that are better than original equipment in performance, safety and quality. Our warehouse, service shop and retail store are located in the Midwest for good access to all parts of the USA. We have completed literally hundreds of project cars. These performance vehicles are in enthusiast's hands across the USA. Many of the cars are in daily use proving the durability of our workmanship and products. Cosdel. 415.777.2000, 415.543.5112. Since 1960 Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air, ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world's best-known collectors, dealers, and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, we are the comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. www.cosdel. com. (CA) Inspections WeatherTech® Automotive Ac- cessories. 800.441.8527, MacNeil Automotive Products Limited providing Automotive Accessories for your vehicles for over 20 years. MacNeil has defi ned high quality vehicle protection with the WeatherTech® line of Automotive Accessories. Choose from All-Weather Floor Mats, Extreme-Duty Floor Liners, Cargo/Trunk Liners, Side Window Defl ectors, No-Drill MudFlaps, many different options of License Plate Frames and more. We have products available for virtually every make and model. To see and buy everything, go to WeatherTech.com. www.WeatherTech.com. Restoration - General Automobile Inspections LLC. 860.456.4048, “When you need the job done right.” The nation's premier provider of pre-purchase inspections on classic, exotic and specialty cars of any year, anywhere in the USA or Canada. Fast 72-hour turnaround! Hartford, CT. www.automobileinspections.com. (CT) Parts and Accessories mation and entertainment resource for enthusiasts of European cars and motorcycles. Inter-active database features include 1300 selected suppliers of goods and services. Interesting Classifi ed Ads, Book and DVD Reviews, Blog, Forum and MMR Store. Subscribe today to receive our MMR Community Newsletter and help us build this site. www.MMRsite.com. Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245, Classic Restoration by Country Club Auto, located in Colorado, is a large facility that offers world-class restoration, repair and fabrication services. Highly organized, fi scally responsible and providing bi-weekly detailed billing, we keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our excellent website for details. Email doug@classicrestodenver.com www. classicrestodenver.com. (CO) Doc's Jags. 480.951.0777, 480.951.3339. Restoration Center Sports Car Market


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623.869.8777. 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ. 85027. The world's BIGGEST and BEST Jaguar Web site. #1 in Jaguars WORLDWIDE. Largest inventory of all models. Ask for “DOC.” Email doc@docsjags.com www.docsjags. com. (AZ) RPM Classic Sports Cars. Performance Restoration. 440.968.3655, High-quality paint, body, mechanical service. Discreet installation of a/c, cruise control, superchargers. Stock restorations done to exacting standards. Clean, wellequipped shop. Near I-90 since '96. We fi nish your projects. supercharged@ alltel.net. (OH) 802.877.2645, With over 25 years of experience in Classic Italian Sports cars, we know how to make your car perform as new. Please visit our website showing numerous cars for sale and a frequently updated BLOG to see what is going on in our busy shop including video links of engines being run on a test stand and on a chassis dynamometer. Our two car enclosed transporter makes getting your car to our shop within the northeast a breeze. www. rpmvt.com. RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371, 519.351.1337. Celebrating 30 years in the collector car industry, RM Auctions and its associated companies are responsible for acquisitions, restorations and sales of the world's rarest and most valuable vintage automobiles, including record-breaking sales in Maranello, Italy and London, UK. RM's restoration division achieved unprecedented accolades in 2006, when the Company earned “Best of Show” honors at the world's top three collector car events in a single year. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Vintage Events VeloceSpace. 408.441.7788, “SpeReinCARnation Auto. 719.632.9999, We offer premier restoration services with over 45 years of experience specializing in Muscle, British, and German autos. Our services include full rotisserie restorations, rust replacement, complete mechanical and award winning paint work. We provide daily photo updates of your project online so you can experience every detail of your projects restoration. Our quality speaks for itself. www.reincarnationauto.com. cializing exclusively in rubber and upholstery products for Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati; we also stock classic M-B and Porsche. Our source is the original Italian factory that manufactured these parts for your car in the ‘50s and'60s, hence our products' perfect fi t and quality. Visit our website at www.velocespace.com, or e-mail us at info@velocespace.com Sports and Competition Morris and Welford. 714.434.8562, 203.222.3862. We operate an international specialist historic car consultancy and brokerage company based on both the East/West Coasts of the US and the UK offering specialist broker- age services of important historic cars to buyers and sellers throughout the world. www.morrisandwelford.com. (CA/CT/UK) Muscle Car 1000. 949.838.7076, October, 2010. This six-day luxury tour of Southern California includes exceptional muscle cars, exclusive activities, exquisite dinners, premium hotels, great friends, and fi ne wine. We're covering Orange County, San Diego, Palm Desert, Lake Arrowhead, Beverly Hills, and a great deal in between. Reserved for 1964-73 American muscle cars, 1962–68 Cobras, 1955–73 Corvettes. Apply early, as space is limited. www. musclecar1000.com. (CA) © January 2011 129


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Carl Bomstead eWatch Early Hawaiian License Plates Bring All the Money Two from 1915 and 1916, each with number 435, showed up. They were rather battered, but after three bids, the pair sold for an astonishing $4,999 Thought Carl's Last month we mentioned an interesting 1918 brass Territory of Hawaii license tag that sold for $561. In a trend that continues to this day, the governmental powers of that era would never overlook a source of revenue, so it seems that the residents of Hawaii's largest counties were also required to buy license plates for their vehicles, in addition to the Territory tag. In the early years, the plates were homemade, but they were standard issue in later years. We noted that they were very rare and they are expensive when they do surface in the market. Well, sure enough, two from 1915 and 1916, each with number 435, showed up in September. They were rather battered, but after three bids, the pair sold for an astonishing $4,999. Plate collectors continue to impress us with their enthusiasm. EBAY #200511194003— LINEMAR TIN 1954 CHEVROLET BEL AIR. Number of bids: 18. SOLD AT: $918. Date sold: 8/29/2010. This tin Chevrolet Bel Air was 11 inches in length and was made by Marusan Kosuge for Linemar, which was the Japanese division of Marx Toys. It was in decent condition, with a few minor dings on the roof, but it was missing the plastic front and rear windows. If this piece had been in a touch better condition—and was complete with the packaging—the price would have been about double what was paid here. cially aged. The quality of the sign was incredible and could easily be passed off as the real thing, as it was not dated or otherwise identified as being a fantasy piece. If these show up again, let's hope that the sellers are as forthright. EBAY #250703611757— NEAR MINT 1926 INDY 500 TICKET. Number of bids: 6. SOLD AT: $242.50. Date sold: 10/3/2010. This ticket to the 14th Indy 500 race cost all of $2.50 and was in exceptional condition. The admittance stub that would have been torn off by the gateman had even been reattached. This was not cheap for a little ticket, but it was a real find for the Indy 500 collector. you could buy—at a most reasonable price—a Perregaux pocket watch that had a clear case on the back. One could see the inner workings of the watch. It was, of course, lubricated with a drop of Shell oil to illustrate that their oil could lubricate the most delicate of instruments. The fob sold here was one of two versions that were attached to the watch chain. The complete watch and fob sold for around $500 at one time, so this was certainly cheap enough. EBAY #380268504514—1953 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE CONCEPT CAR SALES BROCHURE. Number of bids: 6. SOLD AT: $23.50. Date sold: 9/22/2010. The 1953 Oldsmobile Starfire X-P Rocket was a Corvettelike, two-passenger concept car that was Oldsmobile's first car displayed at the GM Motorama. It was named after the Lockheed F-94B jet fighter. Many of the features on this concept car, such as the wrap-around windshield, were noted on the this brochure. The brochure was a single card that was printed on both sides. This is an interesting piece of automotive history for not a lot of money. EBAY #110574101035— EBAY #320601650905— MICHELIN “BIBENDUM” TIRE SIGN. Number of bids: Buy-It-Now. SOLD AT: $299.99. Date sold: 10/10/10. This sign was stated to be a recent reproduction, and the seller made no attempt to deceive. It was one of two that the seller stated were made in Thailand with automotive paint and artifi- EBAY #390248027835— 1940S GOLDEN SHELL WATCH FOB. Number of bids: 20. SOLD AT: $122.50. Date sold: 10/10/10. In the early 1940s, Shell offered a promotion where ARROWAY TRAFFIC SIGNAL. Number of Bids: 36. SOLD AT: $2,036. Date: 8/22/2010. EBAY #30047988333—1903 PORCELAIN LICENSE PLATE. Number of bids: 19. SOLD AT: $4,757.99. Date sold: 10/5/2010. The seller stated that this was a motorcycle plate from an unknown state but later corrected himself. It was only 7 inches by 4 inches, which may have caused the confusion. It was actually an incredibly rare first-issue City of Philadelphia automobile license plate—and the oldest porcelain plate we have seen. It was in amazing condition, and combined with its age and rarity, the plate collectors were willing to raid what's left of their 401ks to add it to their collections. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. 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, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 130 N.O.S. PACKARD BOYCE MOTOMETER EBAY #20052051698— WITH PACKAGING. Number of bids: 7. SOLD AT: $356. Date sold: 9/27/2010. This was the larger, deluxe Boyce MotoMeter that served as a temperature gauge and was new in the box. It was for a Packard, and it had the biplane logo that was used between 1926 and 1928. The box was a bit tattered and the MotoMeter was slightly pitted. As such, the price paid was up there. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market