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Sports Car Market PROFILES Keith Martin’s JOIN US The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Subscribe! January 2014 . Volume 26 . Number 1 FERRARI This Month’s Market Movers Up Close by Steve Ahlgrim 56 ENGLISH AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why by Reid Trummel 58 196 Vehicles Rated at Eight Sales BARRETT-JACKSON 76 84 1972 Ferrari 246 GT Dino Berlinetta $378,059 / Bonhams A less-than-perfect Dino rides a rising tide ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne 60 1970 Lotus Europa S2 $17,600 / Barrett-Jackson Pocket rocket for less than restoration cost GERMAN by Jeff Zurschmeide 62 94 104 112 1991 Lamborghini LM002 $226,129 / Bonhams Low miles, high price for the first luxury SUV AMERICAN 1985 Audi Quattro Sport SWB $184,860 / Bonhams A rare, street-legal Group B car by Colin Comer 66 RACE by Thor Thorson 68 122 Las Vegas, NV: 656 out of 659 cars sell for $32m and a 99.5% sales rate — which rounds to 100% — Dan Grunwald BONHAMS Chichester, U.K.: This $21.9m sale sees 63 out of 75 cars sell, including the most expensive Alfa Romeo ever at auction at $9.4m — Paul Hardiman RUSSO AND STEELE Las Vegas, NV: 102 out of 237 cars sell at Russo’s inaugural Vegas sale, totaling $3.5m — Jack Tockston BONHAMS Beaulieu, U.K.: At the International Autojumble, 112 of 134 cars find new homes, for a $4.4m total — Paul Hardiman SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, U.K.: In the shadow of the Silverstone racetrack, the eponymous auction company sells 49 out of 85 lots for $3.3m — Paul Hardiman ROUNDUP Highlights from Lucky Auctions in Tacoma, WA; Mecum in Dallas, TX; and VanDerBrink’s sale of the the Ray Lambrecht Collection in Pierce, NE — Jack Tockston, Cody Tayloe and B. Mitchell Carlson 1966 Shelby GT350 H Fastback $220,000 / Barrett-Jackson Hey, this used to be a rental car 16 1970 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3 $610,673 / RM 1975 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/TT/12 $523,434 / RM Historic and expensive-to-fettle track toys Cover photo: 1975 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/TT/12; courtesy of RM Auctions Sports Car Market


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48 The Elegance at Hershey COLUMNS 20 Shifting Gears The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance is now a top-tier car event Keith Martin 38 Affordable Classic Jaguar Mark 2 3.8 — buy the best or don’t bother to invest Gary Anderson 42 Legal Files A settlement makes sense in the Cunningham Corvette case John Draneas 44 Simon Says Auction buyers love fairy tales and hate horror stories Simon Kidston 64 The Cumberford Perspective The Audi Quattro Sport has no grace or elegance — just brutal directness Robert Cumberford 146 eWatch The best of the best automotive-related porcelain signs sell for eye-popping money Carl Bomstead FEATURES 40 Collecting Thoughts: China’s first concours gets a warm reception in Shanghai 46 2013 Colorado Grand: Driving a very special Ferrari in a very special landscape 18 48 Elegance at Hershey: Unrestored 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Spider wins Best of Show 50 Rodeo Drive Concours: Irony, jet-age styling and beautiful cars 52 2013 Forest Grove Concours: American royalty, Corvettes and Porsche 911s pleased a crowd of 7,000 DEPARTMENTS 22 Auction Calendar 22 Crossing the Block 26 The Inside Line: SCM Insider Seminar at Gooding Scottsdale, ACC Seminar at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 28 Contributors: Get to know our writers 30 You Write: Miles Collier and the NART Spyder 32 Display Advertisers Index 34 Time Pieces: Does your Daytona have the Patrizzi Dial? 34 Neat Stuff: Lucky Bum wood toboggan, classic Ray-Ban shades 36 In Miniature: Carroll Shelby’s Toyota 2000GT racers 36 Book Review: Automotive Jewelry 100 Fresh Meat: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette 3LT coupe, 2013 BMW 750Li M Sport, 2012 Audi R8 4.2 coupe 116 Glovebox Notes: 2014 Jaguar F-type S convertible 128 Rising Sun: Recent sales of Japanese collector cars 134 Mystery Photo: “Few people know that Shelby had the 2+2 idea before Jaguar” 134 Comments with Your Renewal: “It would be great to get inside the bidder’s head, as well as the builder’s” 136 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 140 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs Sports Car Market


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin A Concours Comes of Age My experience at Hilton Head was first-rate, from the host hotel and Jamboree to the concours on Sunday from a 1927 Mercedes 680S to a 1965 Chevrolet Malibu SS Z16. In short, there was something for everyone. Cleverly, BMW and Porsche, two automotive sponsors, had beauti- ful displays on the first field, and new models from each marque were available for test drives on-site. The Car Club Jamboree on Saturday was predictably wonderful. Tire-kicking at high-line car club shows is one of my favorite ways to spend a day. The atmosphere is always relaxed, as being able to put your car on the lawn trumps the need to go home with a trophy. Hard work — but someone has to do it There were many familiar faces among the judges, including lead judge Paul Sable. Ken Gross was a fellow guest judge, and honorary judges included John Carlson, Gerald Greenfield, Paul Ianuario and Donald Peterson. Hurley Haywood, the most successful endurance racer of all time, was the honorary chairman. I was assigned to judge British cars. Rudy Streng led our three-man Fairways and collector cars are a perfect combination Wednesday all summer long in Portland, or the rarified air that surrounds the multi-million-dollar cars at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance — car shows are about owners who enjoy preparing and putting their cars on display and spectators who enjoy gazing at them. I’ve just had my first visit to the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival C and Concours d’Elegance, now in its 12th year. Located on the gorgeous, lush Hilton Head Island, 40 miles north of Savannah, GA, it was both eye-opening and eye-satisfying — and much more than a car show. Move to the golf course This was the first time the concours was held on a golf course, the Port Royal Golf Club in Port Royal Plantation. Hans Weitekamper, a coordinator of the concours judges, invited me to be a guest judge, and event president Carolyn Vanagel followed up with a personal invitation. A bundle of energy and smarts, Vanagel has taken the event from financial peril to top-tier concours. The event’s resident nonprofit is the Driving Young America Fund, which supports youth programs in car design, performance restoration and history. Young people at risk are a big part of this program. The festival includes road racing at the Savannah Speed Classic on nearby Hutchinson Island, a vintage tour on Saturday, the Car Club Jamboree at the golf course on Saturday and the concours itself on Sunday. The Port Royal Golf Club is blessed with a near-perfect layout for car events. The concours sprinkles cars and other attractions along three fairways, with featured marques as you enter, including a special corral where three of Sam and Emily Mann’s Pebble Beach-winning cars were on display. The middle fairway featured an area for hospitality tents and a grandstand, in front of which the awards were presented, much like the layout of the Amelia Concours d’Elegance. Also on that field on Saturday and Sunday was a display of wooden boats — always a crowd-pleaser — plus “Life is a Beach,” woodies and dune buggies from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s. The final fairway, on concours day, had displays of cars ranging 20 oncours d’Elegance is just a fancy name for a fancy car show with fancy awards. Whether it’s the weekly Beaches Cruisin’, which draws 1,500 vintage cars and thousands of gearheads every team, which included Gross, who is also a key contributor to SCM and American Car Collector. I would like to acknowledge Ken and his support these past 25 years. During difficult times in my publishing career, he has always offered support and encouragement. Thank you, Ken. The cars in our class were all enthusiastically prepared, some more with an eye to improvements that you and I would make today than to period correctness. For instance, the 1972 Lotus Elan we judged was upgraded with a Weber-carbureted head, tubular exhaust headers and Panasport-style mag wheels. Trading a massive improvement in driving characteristics and pleasure for a concours deduction seems like an acceptable deal to me. Other cars included an appealing 1951 flat-radiator Morgan, the sixth Jaguar E-type convertible built and the oldest one known to be in running condition, a hugely appealing TR3B in BRG with tan interior, and a 1961 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7 in red with white coves and a red interior. Most eye-catching was a red with black leather Jaguar XK 150 drophead, which sported highly polished aluminum cam covers in an immaculate engine bay. The class winner was a fascinating 1963 Sunbeam Alpine S3, in pale green with black interior and cream wire wheels and hard top. Essentially harmless cars, Alpines offer a quirky period driving experience that is slightly more luxurious than an MGB — but also slightly less sporting. This Sunbeam was unique in a number of ways. It was RHD and had been destined for delivery to a client in Jamaica. Owned and restored by Kim Barnes, of Pylesville, MD, it reflected a fantastic attention to detail — right down to the rubberized cover that came on the original ignition key. The soft top had never been up, and it was still in its shipping wrapper under the metal top cover. This car didn’t win because it was the flashiest, or the most histori- cally significant, but because it had the most proper, correct restoration and a good story to go with it. Best of Show for the concours went to a highly deserving 1929 Stutz Lancefield coupe owned by Richard and Irina Mitchell of Montgomery, TX. This is the only example of its kind still in existence. The organizing team and volunteers that put on the Hilton Head Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance deserve a high-five. My experience was first-rate, from the host hotel, to the accessibility, to the Jamboree on Saturday to the concours on Sunday. The event provides a perfect setting for hundreds of car owners to share their prized vehicles — and for thousands of car lovers to enjoy them. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Crossing the Block Tony Piff For more information about these events, see the 52-page SCM Insider’s Guide to the Arizona Auctions, polybagged with this issue for subscribers. Images courtesy of the respective auction companies 1954 Plymouth Belmont concept car at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Dave Rupp — Fort Lauderdale Beach Auction Where: Fort Lauderdale, FL When: January 3–5 More: www.ftlauderdaleauction. com This early-January sale takes place just three miles from the Florida beach. About 300 cars are expected, including a 1967 Amphicar showing just 351 miles, a 1942 Packard One-Twenty convertible coupe with dual sidemounts, an AACA National First Prize-winning 1957 Velorex Oskar, and a 1962 Daimler SP250 Dart, offered at no reserve. Tom Mack — Charlotte in January Where: Charlotte, NC When: January 10–11 More: www.tommackclassics.com The star cars at the 30th edition of Tom Mack’s annual Charlotte auction are a 1946 Ford sedan delivery with rebuilt flathead V8, and a well-optioned 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS. Expect about 125 quality cars to cross the block, including lots of American muscle. A swapmeet 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: chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com. DECEMBER 1—BONHAMS London, U.K. 2—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 3—COYS London, U.K. 4—H&H Droitwich, U.K. 5–7—MECUM Kansas City, MO 6—SILVER Spokane, WA 6–7—RALEIGH CLASSIC Raleigh, NC 9—BONHAMS Oxford, U.K. 17—BARONS Surrey, U.K. JANUARY 3–5—DAVE RUPP Fort Lauderdale, FL 22 9—BONHAMS Las Vegas, NV 9–11—MIDAMERICA Las Vegas, NV 10–11—TOM MACK Charlotte, NC 11—COYS Birmingham, U.K. 12–19—BARRETTJACKSON Scottsdale, AZ 15–19—RUSSO AND STEELE Scottsdale, AZ 16—BONHAMS Scottsdale, AZ 16–17—RM Phoenix, AZ 17–18—GOODING & CO. Scottsdale, AZ 17–18—SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ 17–24—MECUM Kissimmee, FL 18—COYS Maastricht NLD FEBRUARY 1—PETERSEN Salem, OR 5—RM Paris, FRA 6—BONHAMS Paris, FRA 7—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 21–22—LEAKE Oklahoma City, OK 22—SILVERSTONE Warwickshire, U.K. 25—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 28–MAR 2—G. POTTER KING Atlantic City, NJ 1951 Ferrari 212 Export berlinetta at Bonhams Scottsdale Sports Car Market 1968 Shelby GT500 KR convertible at Russo and Steele Scottsdale and car corral round out the weekend. Barrett-Jackson — Scottsdale 2014 Where: Scottsdale, AZ When: January 12–19 More: www.barrett-jackson.com Last year: 1,331/1,335 cars sold / $102m Barrett-Jackson’s flagship Scottsdale sale is one of the biggest automotive events of the year by any measure. The star consignments in January include a 1929 Duesenberg SJ LeBaron “Sweep Panel” dual-cowl phaeton, a 1929 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom I Brewster Ascot phaeton, a 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Touring berlinetta, a 1954 Plymouth Belmont concept car, and the ’70s Hot Wheels Funny Cars “Snake” and “Mongoose,” offered as a matched set and including their original transport rigs. Russo and Steele — Sports and Muscle in Scottsdale Where: Scottsdale, AZ When: January 15–19 More: www.russoandsteele.com Last year: 451/701 cars sold / $17.7m For Scottsdale 2014, Russo and Steele will once again offer their signature mix of sports cars and muscle. The featured early consignments are a 1968 Shelby GT500 KR convertible, equipped with factory a/c and purchased new by actor Lee Marvin; a Govier-inspected 1970 Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda with a “one of one” options list, original 426 Hemi and date-code-correct TorqueFlite automatic transmission; and a 1966 Lamborghini 350GT. Bonhams — The Scottsdale Auction Where: Scottsdale, AZ When: January 16 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 92/112 cars sold / $13.5m Bonhams offers a handpicked selection of premium collector cars for their Arizona sale, held at the swanky Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. The heavy hitters for this year’s auction include a 1951 Ferrari 212 Export berlinetta, known as “The Tailor’s Car” (Bonhams estimate: $3m–$4m); the sole surviving 1949 Delahaye 135MS cabriolet “Atlas” ($500k–$650k); a 1947 Bentley Mk VI coupe, the only Figoni et Falaschi-bodied Bentley ever


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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies 1930 Duesenberg Model J “disappearing top” convertible coupe at RM Phoenix built ($500k–$650k); a Ferrari Classiche-certified 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C (contact Bonhams for estimate); and a 1932 Marmon V16 Victoria coupe ($1.1m–$1.4m). RM Auctions—Automobiles of Arizona Where: Phoenix, AZ When: January 16–17 More: www.rmauctions.com Last year: 75/84 cars sold / $36.4m RM’s exclusive Arizona sale is always stacked with blue-chip collectibles. A few of the star cars this year are an unusually original 1930 Duesenberg Model J “disappearing top” convertible coupe (RM estimate: $2m– $2.4m); a 1960 Porsche 718 RS 61 Spyder with extensive period race history ($2.8m–$3.2m); a 1961 Chaparral 1 sports racer, campaigned by Jim Hall and Hap Sharp (contact RM for estimate); a 1957 Porsche 356A Carrera 1500 GS Speedster ($1.1m–$1.5m); and a 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster ($800k–$1m). Gooding & Company—The Scottsdale Auction Where: Scottsdale, AZ When: January 17–18 More: www.goodingco.com Last year: 101/105 cars sold / $52.5m International bidders flock to Gooding’s upscale Scottsdale auction each year to bid on some of the world’s rarest cars. Important consignments in January include a 1929 Duesenberg Model J dual-cowl phaeton (Gooding estimate: $2m–$2.3m); a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB long nose ($1.8m–$2m); a 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 S Spider America, equipped 1929 Duesenberg Model J dual-cowl phaeton at Gooding & Co. Scottsdale with extremely rare optional hard top ($1.1m–$1.3m); and a matching-numbers, low-mile 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, in single-family ownership for nearly 50 years ($1.35m–$1.7m). Silver Auctions—Arizona in January Where: Fort McDowell, AZ When: January 17–18 More: www.silverauctions.com Last year: 213/351 cars sold / $3m The Silver crew works hard to foster an easygoing, familyfriendly auction atmosphere, and their annual Fort McDowell sale offers a scenic escape from the Scottsdale hoopla. Look for a healthy selection of honest, good-quality collector cars at a range of affordable prices. This year’s headliners are a 1947 Oldsmobile woodie wagon, one owner until 2003, purchased new in Scottsdale (Silver estimate: $65k–$75k); and a customized 1967 Fiat 500 with Abarth engine, disc brakes, fender flares and more ($12k–$14k). Mecum Auctions—Kissimmee High Performance Auction Where: Kissimmee, FL When: January 17–26 More: www.mecum.com Last year: 1,807/2,424 cars sold / $70.7m This annual 10-day, 3,000- 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 convertible at Mecum Kissimmee Portland Cars Headed to Auction in Arizona car mega-auction is Mecum’s East Coast answer to Arizona Auction Week. Notable consignments for 2014 include “The Real McCoy,” a 1956 Chevrolet Corvette Sebring racer; a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 fastback; a 1930 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Berline convertible; and a 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 convertible. ♦ 1959 Jaguar Mark 1 3.4: In same family since 1961. Sympathetically restored with original leather. Runs and drives perfectly. Original drivetrain completely rebuilt. 1959 MGA 1500: In same family since early 1970s. Completely restored. Upgraded drivetrain with 1,800-cc engine full syncro gearbox. On the button and ready to go. 1957 BMW Isetta: Part of the SCM Fleet. Fresh cosmetic and mechanical restoration by marque specialist MPH Specialties. Eligible for everything, great runner. All three of these cars will be offered with no reserve at the Gooding & Company auction in Scottsdale. For more information about the Isetta, feel free to contact Keith at keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com. 24 Sports Car Market © Mike Maez, courtesy of Gooding & Company


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Inside Line Alex Martin-Banzer Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. Look for SCM’s first Scottsdale Insider’s Seminar this year at the Gooding & Company tent SCM News ■ Colin Comer, author of Million Dollar Muscle Cars, The Complete Book of Shelby Automobiles: Cobras, Mustangs and Super Snakes and Shelby Cobra Fifty Years, will talk about highperformance American collector cars at the 7th Annual Arizona Insider’s Seminar presented by American Car Collector and Barrett-Jackson Endorsed Insurance. The seminar is on January 15 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Barrett-Jackson WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale. In addition, an expert panel — including Comer, B.Mitchell Carlson and editor Jim Pickering — will take a look at the best American investment/ fun cars from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and today. Publisher Martin will moderate the panel. The seminar is free for SCM and ACC subscribers, B-J registered bidders, Bloomington Gold-Certified Corvette owners and NCRS members. $10 for all others. www.americancarcollector.com. (AZ) ■ “Legal Files” columnist John Draneas will give the keynote speech at the SCM Arizona Insider’s Seminar with “The 26 Taxman and Your Collector Cars — How Do You Keep them Apart?” The seminar is on January 16 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Gooding & Company Auction Tent at Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale. The morning will also include an expert panel — including Carl Bomstead, Donald Osborne and Stephen Serio — who will discuss what makes a car a bluechip collectible. Publisher Keith Martin will moderate the lively exchange of ideas and opinions. Admission is free for SCM Platinum subscribers, $25 for SCM subscribers and $50 for nonsubscribers. Register at www. sportscarmarket.com. (AZ) Events ■ This year will bring the first concours to Arizona Auction Week. Kevin Cornish, a longtime SCMer, is the director of the Arizona Concours d’Elegance, scheduled for January 12 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. Featured marques will be Packard and the 100-year anniversary of the Maserati. Publisher Martin will serve as host and emcee for this inaugural event. Tickets are $75 if you buy them by December 31, 2013. www.arizonaconcours.com (AZ) ■ While winter grips most of the collector-car world, Florida’s Palm Beach community motors on underneath the never-ending sun. The 23rd Cavallino Classic, from January 22 to 26, features vintage-race track days and a Concorso d’Eleganza on the lawn at The Breakers Palm Beach, where the 50th anniversary of the Ferrari 275 will be celebrated. The five days of fun end with Classic Sports Sunday at the Mara-Lago Club, where the classic automobiles of Bentley will be the focus. www.cavallino.com (FL) ■ The 2014 season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is almost set. As a preview, here are a few events that are ready to throttle on the world-famous track: May 2–4: Tudor United Sports Car Championships May 16–18: Ferrari Racing Days August 8–10: an event titled Pre-Reunion that is an opportunity to see 300 historic race cars on the track August 15–17: Rolex Mon- terey Motorsports Reunion October 10–12: SCAA National Championship Runoffs Mark your calendar now. www.mazdaraceway.com (CA) ♦ Ferrari Racing Days takes place May 16–18 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Sports Car Market David Tomaro Tony Piff


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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro david.tomaro@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Digital Media Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 221 Auctions Editor and Photographer Tony Piff tony.piff@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Associate Editor Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Editors at Large Colin Comer , Simon Kidston Copy Editors Yael Abel, David Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. Mitchell Carlson, Carl Bomstead, Dale Novak Paul Hardiman (Europe) Auction Analysts John Clucas (Australia), Daniel Grunwald, Jérôme Hardy (Europe), Norm Mort (Canada), Phil Skinner, Michael Leven, John Lyons, Cody Tayloe, Kevin Coakley Contributing Editors Steve Ahlgrim (Ferrari), Gary Anderson (English), Robert Cumberford (Design), John Draneas (Legal), Prescott Kelly (Porsche), Donald Osborne (Etceterini), Thor Thorson (Race Cars) Contributors John Apen, Diane Brandon, Marshall Buck, Dale Novak Miles Collier, Martin Emmison, Jay Harden, Paul Hardiman, Alex Hofberg, Ed Milich, Stephen Serio, John L. Stein, Jack Tockston CORRESPONDENCE Email service@sportscarmarket.com Customer Support www.sportscarmarket.com/helpdesk Fax 503.253.2234 General P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 FedEx/DHL/UPS 401 NE 19th Ave., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232 The information in Sports Car Market magazine is compiled from a variety of reliable sources. However, we disclaim and deny any responsibility or liability for the timeliness, use, interpretation, accuracy, and completeness of the information presented. All material, data, formats and intellectual concepts in this issue © 2014 by Sports Car Market, Inc., Automotive Investor Media Group and Automotive Investor in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. Canada Post Publication Agreement #41578525 PRINTED IN USA SCM Contributors JEFF ZURSCHMEIDE, SCM Contributor, is a lifelong automobile enthusiast with a penchant for sports and racing cars. He has raced SCCA, local circle track, and stage rally as a co-driver. He makes his living as a freelance automotive journalist and is the author of six books on automotive topics. As a rule, he practices catch-and-release fishing when it comes to collectible automobiles, and he tries to leave each one in better condition than he found it. Enduring passions include his MGA, Austin Mini and his 1969 Corvette. He recently purchased a 1920 Ford Model T Touring because “you just have to have one of these once in your life.” Turn to p. 62 for his profile of a 1985 Audi Quattro Sport SWB. GARY ANDERSON, SCM Contributor, also is Editor in Chief of The Star, which is the magazine for the Mercedes-Benz Club of America. He has been active for many years in the Austin-Healey Club USA, and is co-author of MBI’s best-selling Austin-Healey Restoration Guide, as well as editor of the Austin-Healey Magazine. An avid vintage-race driver, he ran his 1960 MGA in three Monterey Historics, four Wine Country Classics, and the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. He is the author of Motoring: Getting the Maximum From Your New Mini, a comprehensive guide to the new MINI Cooper, available through Amazon.com. He takes us on an Affordable Classic review of the Jaguar Mk 2 3.8 on p. 38. STEVE AHLGRIM, SCM Contributing Editor, taught high school auto shop before moving to Atlanta, GA, where his love of sports cars led him to FAF Motorcars — the former Ferrari dealer in Atlanta, where he served as general manager and vice president. His first car was a 1964 Nova SS convertible, quickly followed by a ’67 Mustang fastback, a Porsche 914 and a Lotus Europa. In his adult years, Steve has been a self-proclaimed “one-trick pony,” coveting the Ferrari marque. He has been involved in concours judging for over 25 years and is a member of the IAC/PFA, an international committee overseeing high-level Ferrari concours judging. 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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 NART Spyder Error I To the Editor: It is not often that I get to correct my friend Miles Collier, but he is factually incorrect in his article “Noise vs. Signal in Monterey” (November 2013, p. 64). Eddie Smith’s 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder s/n 10709 was not the first made. The first was serial number 09437, which was in Giallo Solare (pale yellow), alloybodied and raced as described at Sebring. Repainted burgundy, it appeared for a couple of seconds in “The Thomas Crown Affair” with Steve McQueen. So, Miles was given bad information. Eddie’s car was steel. I judged the car twice at Ferrari national meets and it was a very nice car. The second NART, which I own, s/n 09751, is stamped and the number plate reads 275 GTS/4. It is the other alloy car and was certainly made as a Spyder, not a chopped coupe. It is Ferrari certified. So the car RM sold was not at all the most desirable of the 10, as the first is probably worth the most. That said, I do not think the car is worth $27.5 million but considering a GTO just sold for $52 million, who knows? Where I disagree with Miles is his general put-down of the car. I think the NART Spyder may be the best-looking car Ferrari ever did, certainly one of the top five. And it is the best-driving grand touring car of any Ferrari from the beginning of the make until the modern era, until around the F355 time, which is when they started getting it all correct again. And he is incorrect is saying that the NART was just a chopped coupe. The first car in alloy was handmade as a Spyder — as was mine. There are subtle differences between the first two cars, but the steel ones made after mine are identical to mine. The top is the easiest to put up of any Ferrari ragtop made prior to it, so I believe there was engineering and design to create the car. Sad for Chinetti that he could not sell them — but good for the current owners to have one of only 10. But that is all subjective thought and Miles can have his and I mine. — Jon Shirley, via email 30 To minimize the provenance of this limited-production Ferrari, conceived by the legendary Luigi Chinetti, is baffling Miles Collier responds: Jon, thank you for your master-class tutorial on the 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder. You have certainly clarified some issues that have been heretofore obscure — at least for me. My blushes aside, I am glad we appear to agree on the thrust of the piece — that the sale of Mr. Smith’s car in all likelihood represents an aberration rather than a trend. That having been said, in this volatile world, who can say for sure without more transactions to confirm or disprove the hypothesis? NART Spyder Part II To the Editor: I was amazed to read in Miles Collier’s column in your November issue (“Collecting Thoughts,” p. 64) that my alloybodied NART Spyder — that raced at Sebring and appeared in Steve McQueen’s “Thomas Crown Affair” — had sold at an RM auction in Monterey for $27.5 million. Interestingly enough, im- mediately before, and once again after the auction, I received unsolicited offers for amounts equivalent to the final auction price. I never seriously considered these offers. As a consequence, I feel compelled to respond to Mr. Collier’s article on a point-by-point basis. Collier: “The 10 Ferrari 275 NART Spyders are essentially conventional 275 GTB/4S coupes with the tops sawn off to create an attractive ragtop variant.” Response: Luigi Chinetti consulted with Enzo Ferrari as well as designer Sergio Scaglietti in conceiving the NART Spyder. Tops were not sawn off. The first two alloy cars were handmade, and the eight steel-bodied cars that followed are identical to the second alloy car. Collier: “The resultant product was seductive enough to cause a number of independent shops to de-top customer 275 GTB coupes in period, thereby creating NART Spyder clones.” Response: The documenta- tion is clear, there were only 10 NART Spyders created by Scaglietti. In the sports-car market, the number and value of conversions and replicas have no bearing on the value of an original car. Collier: “The car RM sold this August is the first of the 10-car series. As such, it had the distinction of being raced at the Sebring 12 Hours by Denise McCluggage and Pinkie Rollo.” Response: Simply wrong, Mr. Collier is talking about chassis 09437, which is currently sitting in my garage. Collier: “The car was conceived as a vehicle more to transport the ego than the body: a café racer. I view its rarity as being closer to the muscle-car mantra: “The only example in chartreuse metallic with the vinyl roof,” rather than a carefully engineered new design.” Response: The NART Spyder was featured on the cover of the September 1967 Road & Track, and they considered it “the most satisfying sports car in the world.” To minimize the provenance of this limitedproduction Ferrari, conceived by the legendary Luigi Chinetti, is baffling, and then to throw in a comparison with muscle cars is nothing short of nonsensical. Collier: “Ultimately, this sale came down to two very determined buyers who would not be denied, as this car is unquestionably the most desirable of the 10 NART Spyders.” Response: This car is NOT unquestionably the most desirable of the 10 NART Spyders and it’s only the author’s confusion and lack of research that would allow him to come to this conclusion. Collier: “At a price 20 times that of the same car retaining its roof, the result was astounding, but it does not reset the bar for these cars. I would still look for no more than a 10-time price multiple for the NART Spyder over a coupe.” Response: This magazine recently valued the 275 GTB/4 with a range of $1.3 million to $2.2 million, with an additional $500k for an alloy body. That range was recently surpassed on September 9 of this year with the sale of a non-alloy 275 GTB/4 for over $2.5 million at an RM auction in London. The NART Spyder that was auctioned was a fine example (one owner, matching numbers, never crashed, concours condition) and deserves to be at the Sports Car Market


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So using Mr. Collier’s logic and math, the 10-times price multiple of the NART to the coupe would result in a price approximating the $27.5 million sold at auction. Mr. Collier’s put-down of this Ferrari in such a pejorative manner is inappropriate and without merit. — Lawrence Auriana, via email Miles Collier responds: When writing articles for a magazine, especially one like SCM, where a mix of facts and provocative opinion is critical to creating reader interest, a little reader “outrage” is a desirable goal — at least to my way of thinking. Naturally, it is incumbent on the writer, in this case “moi,” as Miss Piggy would say, to get the fact part of the mix correct. I apologize for confusing the serial numbers among the NART Spyders. I got the opinion part exactly correct, however, and I stand by it. If the go-fast 275s were the GTB/Cs, there is little doubt in my mind the NART Spyders were focused on pure styling and profiling. Whatever competence the car had was strictly incidental to getting the top to go down. Further, the design was conceived of as a coupe. In the tradition of many manufacturers, they catered to the marketers, in this case Chinetti, and whacked the roof off the design to make a Spyder. We see this same strategy today with, say, the McLaren MP4-12C or the Mini cabriolet — and previously with the Lamborghini Gallardo, and even the unlamented Triumph TR7. My point is that such a strategy requires considerable re-engineering to remediate the deleterious effects of de-topping the coupe structure. Such work to restore rigidity, which tends to also add weight, may ultimately get the car back to the coupe’s original torsional stiffness — and hence original handling properties — or it may not. In either case, the de-topped coupe path is not the optimal way to great handling, although it is pretty optimum as a strategy for producing an open car with family resemblance at minimal marginal investment. Finally, I admit to being left pretty cool by 275 GTBs of all varieties. It falls among a Collier seems to feel the price realized ... was ‘noise’ and not a clear ‘signal’ of the value of the car relatively short list of cars that, for whatever reason, fail to attract my interest. Oddly, I quite like the 250 GTO. And you, dear readers, have the same right to your opinions. Let’s discuss our peculiar likes and dislikes over a cool one at the next automotive event. NART Spyder Part III To the Editor: Miles Collier’s recent “Noise vs. Signal” in Monterey piece (November 2014, p. 64) raised some issues that I felt I had to respond to. The Chinetti and Collier families and Ferrari are intertwined in the deep roots of U.S. motorsport. In the fall of 1948, my father won a 12-hour race at Montlhéry outside of Paris with a Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa. The next year, Briggs Cunningham bought the car, and it was raced by Mr. Collier’s uncle, Sam Collier, among others. It is Miles’ comments on another Ferrari that are the subject of this letter. Collier seems to feel the price realized by the 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder sold at RM Auctions’ Monterey sale in August 2013 was “noise” and not a clear “signal” of the value of the car. This implies that he thinks such a price will not be realized again for some time. However, Collier goes on to cite a $3.6 million Porsche 550 sale at Gooding’s Amelia Island sale two years ago that was at three times the former “market” price, which has been confirmed to be correct by subsequent sales, so such dramatic price changes do happen. There is also a discussion of what Collier considers the more rational price appreciation of Mercedes 300SLs. I would say this is an improper comparison since there were over 3,200 300SLs made, allowing for sales to take place at least monthly, while a NART Spyder only reaches the market a couple of times in a decade. Collier feels that the car sold, chassis number 10709, is the best of the 10 made. This may be because he has mixed the histories of two cars. He states that the sale car, chassis 10709, is the car driven by Denise McCluggage and Marianne “Pinkie” Rollo to a second in class at Sebring in 1967. The Sebring car was actually the first built, chassis 09437. Since race results and celebrity associations (which 10709 does not have) in a car’s provenance add value, I would say the Sebring result plus the fact both Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway drove the car when it was used in the movie “The Thomas Crown Affair” would make 09437 a more attractive value proposition to a collector than the car sold in Monterey. — Luigi Chinetti, via email Errata In SCM November 2013 (RM Auctions/Monterey, CA, p. 98) we misidentified the designer of the Toyota 2000GT. Satoru Nozaki designed the car. Also, we attributed the photographs in our report on Auctions America’s Fall Auburn sale (SCM November 2013, pp. 86–92) to the wrong photographer. The actual photographer was Patrick Coakley. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg Possibly the most sought-after, fought-over, argued- about, faked, hyped and written-about wristwatch is the Rolex Daytona Cosmograph. A possible explanation for all of this attention is that the Daytona has been made for so long that there are dozens of variations — and collectors love variations. Some of these variations happened when Rolex improved and redesigned the watch three times over the years. Other changes came about when Rolex’s suppli- ers changed production techniques — or when Rolex changed suppliers. Part of the difficulty is that even the name is com- plicated. Introduced in 1963, Rolex’s “Cosmograph” was intended to attract pilots and those fascinated with manned space flights. The name translates roughly in watch-speak as “astronaut stopwatch.” Almost immediately after Rolex began production of the first Cosmographs, they became sponsors of the 24-hour endurance race at Daytona, and they added the word “Daytona” to the dial. Although Rolex has manufactured watches equipped with stopwatch features since the 1930s, most of their time pieces used movements that were manufactured at outside firms. Why? Chronograph production is a specialized, complex task. Two out of three of the most significant iterations of the Daytona were made at specialty companies, while the most current version is made in-house. The first watches to bear the name “Cosmograph” and “Daytona Cosmograph” used a Valjoux 72 movement, which Rolex modified in a few different ways. That said, the watch was a manually wound, 17-jewel, mechanical wristwatch with a 12-hour recording stopwatch. The Daytona appeared in myriad variations and dial Three Gens of the Rolex Daytona Cosmograph Strangely, the first-generation Daytona watches were not very popular, and compared with other models, sales were modest. That situation adds up to rarity — and added value — for collectors. The second generation of Rolex Daytona appeared in First generation the market around 1968. The new model had significant differences from the prior model. It was now powered with a self-winding movement made by Zenith. This movement was a variation of Zenith’s famous “El Primero” movement, which many claim was the first self-winding chronograph movement when it hit the market in 1969. It is said that Rolex so heavily modified the Zenith movement that only 50% of the parts were original. The new model also featured a sapphire crystal, which was much tougher than the earlier acrylic crystal. From its introduction, the Zenith Daytona was a smash hit for Rolex, with multi-year waiting lists for the less-expensive steel models. The second-generation Daytona model consistently Second generation Third generation Details Typical values for excellent steelcase examples: markings. The most famous variation is the so-called “Paul Newman” model, which among other peculiarities uses quite a bit more red trim on the dial markings. Although Valjoux supplied the same movement without Rolex’s mods to dozens of other companies, many watch experts claim that Rolex’s “Oyster” patent case made a typical chronograph movement into an extraordinarily robust timepiece. Neat Stuff by Chester Allen Got a Lucky Bum? Feel the need for s has kept your sports c No worries. Luck named builder and se grade, made-in-the-U sleds and toboggans, h perfect winter ride fo and your family. The classic four-foot toboggan will careen down any snowy hill, and it wil never rust. These han some sleds also work w when you want to pu load down a snowy sidewalk. $199. www.luckybums.com 34 Got Cool Shades? Everyone wears sunglasses in summer, but good eye protection is equally important during winter, especially if you’re driving along a snowy landscape on a sunny day. We like the Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses, as they come in a variety of sizes. They fit well, look good — and aren’t currently cool on middle-school campuses. These shades have worked well for military and commercial pilots for years. That’s good enough for us. $145–$240. www.ray-ban.com © Sports Car Market First-gen: $20k to $150k (upper ranges for Paul Newman variant) Second-gen: $9k to $20k (upper range for Patrizzi Dial) Third-gen: $7k to $12k traded over the retail price until it was replaced by the latest, current generation. One of the interesting variations from the second-generation period was an accident. Unstable finishes used in the production of the dials had a habit of changing color from the original silver to a sort of golden brown. Osvaldo Patrizzi, the then-director of the Antiquorum auction house, made the oddly colored dials famous during one of his watch specialty auctions. So, that watch is now known as the “Patrizzi Color Change Daytona.” Visually, the latest version of the Rolex Daytona Cosmograph varies only slightly from its predecessor. Improvements in the bracelet and slight differences in the dial markings and layout are the only telltales. Within, however, is a new model movement unique to Rolex — and made by them. Now in production for 50 years, the Daytona has steadily increased in popularity — from the modest market acceptance for the initial watch, which subsequently made them rare, to the feeding frenzy of the Zenith years, to a more mature market in which Rolex can more easily meet market demand by adjusting their own production rates. Whether the watch deserves the hype is irrelevant; its value as an investment sets the standard by which all other collectible watches are measured.


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In Miniature by Marshall Buck Carroll Shelby’s Toyota 2000GT Team Racers The name Carroll Shelby instantly con- jures up visions of Cobras, Shelby Mustangs (old and new), Daytona coupes, and maybe even Ford GT40s. Stretch a little more, and you could even include some of the exotic European machinery that Shelby personally raced, such as Maserati, Ferrari and, of course, his 1959 Le Mans win co-driving an Aston Martin. But there’s more. How about the Shelby Toyotas? What? Shelby, under contract with Toyota, prepared and campaigned two Toyota 2000GTs for 1968. The cars competed in the SCCA C/Production class, with Scooter Patrick and Dave Jordan as drivers. My sample of the number 23 car Jordan drove is an older 1:18 release from AUTOart. The 2000GT has been modeled in many variants, and it is available in smaller 1:43 scale, and there are a few plastic kits in 1:24 and 1:20 scale. But for anything larger and built, the beauties by AUTOart are the only game in town, and it’s a good game. As with every AUTOart model, the quality of fit and finish of all parts is perfect. The level of detail is more than satisfying. The model features plenty of working parts, including pop-up headlamps and hinged side access panels aft of the front wheels. Quick-release pins (non-working) are in place Model Details Production Dates: 2004–12 Quantities: An estimated 5,000plus of each version/color SCM Five-Star Rating: Overall Quality: Authenticity: Overall Value: Web: www.autoartmodels.com on the hood and rear deck, and upon opening that rear deck you get treated to a roll bar, components and hoses. The interior has been properly modified for racing, just as on the real cars. The model features racing bucket seats — along with harness for the driver — while wood dash trim and door arm rests were deleted. All windows are Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Automotive Jewelry Volume 1: Mascots, Badges By Michael Furman, Coachbuilt Press, 288 pages, $99, Amazon “Jewelry” is a term of art in the automotive design world, and it is used to describe those extra bits unrelated to function or form. The big Blue Oval of Ford or the Bowtie of Chevrolet are examples, as is that odd little bit of bling that sends me through a bit of mental gymnastics before I go, “Oh, yeah, it’s a Hyundai.” Back in the early years, that jewelry was more than a corpo- rate logo and more than an ornate brass name on the radiator. For many cars — and especially for many of their owners — a bit of sculpture on the hood was a singular, defining statement of bespoke motoring. What’s more iconic than the Spirit of Ecstasy of Rolls-Royce? Automotive photographer extraordinaire Michael Furman has spent 25 years carefully lighting and cropping and creating wonderful images of the finest examples of automotive design. Inevitably, as you shoot, you move from wide to tight, focusing on details. After the delicate curve of a body panel, after the interplay of lines that dance from hood to door to tail, it comes down to individual details, the logos, the motometers, the mascots. Across those years, Furman amassed a large collection of period logos and mascots — automotive jewelry — and has created this first volume of examples of the art form. Paired with short pieces by the most important names in the collecting world (Nicola Bulgari, Ralph Lauren, Randy Leffingwell and Dr. Frederick Simeone, just to start the list), Furman presents — in breathtaking color — examples of mascots that came from the studios of artists around the world, artists who created sculptures that attempted to capture the essence of a marque or the time or the feeling of automotive freedom. 36 Provenance: The writers are experts in their collections or passions, and Furman’s images are all fine examples of nameplates and mascots lovingly lit and shot. Fit and finish: The book is beautifully printed on quality stock in a large format, and the images leap off the page. What scant text there is finds an elegant home. Drivability: The mascots are lovely, the photogra- phy is lovely — but Automotive Jewelry left me cold. Please understand, your mileage may vary, but I found disappointment on every page. It wasn’t what was there, which was beautifully shot images. It was what wasn’t there that left me so unfulfilled. If you care about mascots, you probably already have a copy of Motoring Mascots of the World by William C. Williams. What the Williams book lacks in artistic style, it more than makes up for in data and sheer volume of mascot examples. Furman created his undeniably pretty book by going through his archives and adding credibility with sparse tone poems for each section. Williams created the book you want if there is a style or artists or period you want to collect. It’s the difference between that coffee-table book your spouse will hand you at the holidays and the swapmeet pamphlet reprint where all the good information lurks. ♦ Sports Car Market crystal-clear, just as we have come to expect from AUTOart, and the chrome trim surrounding them is excellent as well. The model also features very well- done undercarriage detail, including the engine, suspension and exhaust system. There is even a front vent panel with 20 angled louvers — all crisply cast. Lift up the hood, and you’ll find a pleasingly detailed engine with better-than-usual AUTOart accuracy. This one you can display with hood open and no need to make excuses. I love the wonderfully replicated Goodyear Blue Streak tires. The cast wheels are fine, except that the entire wheel is painted gray instead of having the correct polished rim. Knockoff-spinners on all four wheels have also been anodized for the left and right sides. The spinners are correctly blue on the right, but the left side misses somewhat in their pinkish shade rather than the correct red. If you can live with those couple of misses, then grab one. AUTOart has collectors well covered with many other 2000GT variants. Also available is Scooter Patrick’s number 33 car with red trim — and two racers from the 1967 24 Hours of Fuji. If race cars don’t appeal, AUTOart also produces road versions in five colors: red, white, silver, maroon and gold. Most of those come with a choice of wheels: cast alloy or chrome wires. They also make James Bond’s white roadster featured in “You Only Live Twice.” All represent great value and are reasonably priced from $136.90 to $163.90, depending on version.


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Affordable Classic Jaguar Mark 2 3.8 A Classy Cat With Claws Steep restoration costs hold back values for this fast, iconic Jaguar sports sedan by Gary Anderson flaws — in spite of the sleek looks built around an innovative monocoque chassis. It was underpowered, and the heavy framing around the windows gave it a dowdy, top-heavy appearance. These issues vanished with the introduction in October 1959 of the Mark 2 version of the saloon. A 213-horsepower, 3.8-liter version of the XK engine replaced the 2.4- and 3.4-liter engines of the predecessor. Add in much smaller framing around the larger windows and some aircraft-inspired interior tweaks, and the Mark 2 3.8 would be known as the “Gentleman’s Express.” In fact, the four wide-opening doors and the top speed of 120 mph put the Mark 2 in the center of the plot in more than one British bank robbery of the late 1960s, and Inspector Morse of “Masterpiece Mystery!” fame was by no means the only member of the British constabulary who drove one as his pursuit vehicle. Looks, performance — and stagnant prices Over the seven years of production, just over 30,000 1960 Jaguar Mark 2 3.8, sold for $25,690 in 2011 at Bonhams’ Beaulieu auction W hat is it with the Jaguar Mark 2, the automobile that created the sports sedan niche in the automotive marketplace? This car turns heads, is even more comfortable and luxurious inside than its exterior appearance would suggest, has better performance than most of the sports roadsters of the period, and it is unquestionably iconic, recognized by anyone with any interest in classic cars. Nevertheless, the prices published in all the classic-car price guides tag it with a value that wouldn’t buy a complete and running Austin-Healey. What’s more, quoted prices haven’t budged in years. How can that be? Speaking as an enthusiast who owned and enjoyed an excellent example of this model for several years, I have no trouble unraveling this riddle. The Mark 2 is the poster child for my favorite piece of advice to new collectors: “Buy the best or don’t bother to invest.” Back to the 1960s Let’s back up a bit to the genesis of this fast and gorgeous automobile, which reached its apogee as the Mark 2 3.8 built from 1960 to 1967. The model was actually the ultimate result of a gestation period that began in 1953, when William Lyons decided Jaguar needed a small, 4-door saloon positioned in price and size between the opulent 5-passenger Mark VII and the 2-seat XK 140. So, in 1956, Jaguar introduced the Jaguar 2.4, which was the saloon that established the company as a player in the mid-pricedsedan market — a niche it has occupied ever since. But the 2.4-liter wasn’t without 38 Details Years produced: 1960–67 Number produced: 30,140 Original list price: $5,765 Current SCM Valuation: $25,000–$37,500 (lower than in 2008) Complete tune-up: $800 to $1,000 Club: Jaguar Clubs of North America More: www.jcna.com Alternatives: 1958–60 Mercedes-Benz 220SE cabriolet, 1962–67 Mercedes-Benz 300SE cabriolet, 1962–66 Bentley S3 Continental Pros: Gorgeous lines, luxurious interior, good performance Cons: Complicated and expensive to restore Best place to drive one: Along 17-Mile Drive to the Jaguar Gala before the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance A typical owner: Someone who wants a classy car that is still satisfying to drive and one of the few in its class that is still within reach of the average collector 3.8 cars were built. So with looks, performance and relative rarity, why have prices for the Mark 2 stagnated over the past five years? The explanation is simple. All of the elements that make good examples so desirable — the polished solid wood trim around the windows and across the dash, the yards of pleated leather covering the seats and door panels, the high-output, overhead-cam straight-6 XK engine under the bonnet that wouldn’t look out of place in the Museum of Modern Art, and the manual or automatic transmissions conveying that power to the rear wheels — cost buckets of money to restore to their original condition. And the very average cars that usually show up on the market will need to have everything restored. So the simple strategy, unless you’re Jaguar chief designer Ian Callum, who is currently restoring one for himself, is to be patient and buy carefully. Be willing to pay a premium for a good one. Mine cost $50,000 in a private sale, but it had been restored at a cost of over $100,000 about five years earlier. Then spend a little more money to make sure the air conditioner (aftermarket versions are better than the clunky originals) works, and have a good shop install the suspension kit used by the Mark 2s that cut through the chicane at the Goodwood Revival. Follow this advice and you can have the experience I did. For five years I drove it on long-distance tours and won trophies with it in multi-marque shows. When I was ready to move on, I sold it for well over market estimates to a well-known classic-car collector. His wife now claims that it is “her” car, and they frequently drive it with pride to social events as well as on occasional touring events. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Collecting Thoughts Bund Classic Concours: Vintage Cars in Shanghai China’s First Concours Vintage cars are usually not seen on China’s roads, as they cannot be imported to the country and many are not registered for public roads by James Knight Motorcars on the Bund highway return to the concours lawn S hanghai came to prominence after 1842 as a satellite trading post on the Chinese mainland, primarily with Hong Kong. Back then, Shanghai was considerably smaller than the present-day population of some 20 million citizens. During the next few decades, the grand trading, banking, shipping and communications (telegraph being the Wi-Fi of today) companies of Europe and later, the United States, constructed magnificent stone and brick buildings on the western bank of the Huangpu River. This riverfront area became known as the Bund (pronounced “bunned”). Thankfully these properties still exist — now with heritage-site plaques outlining their history — and they nestle in the shadows of the skyscrapers of modern-day companies, apartment blocks and hotels. At the northern end of the Bund, commanding the most prominent position and surroundings, was the British Consulate, a sprawling colonial villa set in large gardens and constructed in 1873. With a shift in geopolitics, the consulate subsequently came into Chinese government control and then became a commercial property. It is now called No.1 Waitanyuan. The inaugural Bund Classic was held here from October 18 to 20. China-Rendezvous Ltd., a company owned by a charming and effective French lady named Delphine Lignieres, created and presented the concours. Delphine and her husband, Francois, have resided in the Far East for over 10 years and have successfully presented a luxury yacht and private-jet show in China for the past six years. The mailing list garnered over those years in the luxury-lifestyle sector held her in good stead and laid the foundations of the veritable who’s who of China’s modern-day players who attended. International representation was, however, a bit thin on the ground. As the event gains traction in future years, I’m sure that will change. The Bund Classic was the first event of its kind in China, and the big deal here was that the itinerary would include a short parade of vintage motorcars up and down the 40 Bund. Remember this is China, where, technically, old cars cannot be imported and definitely not registered for road use. How, then, are there classics in China — and some even with plates? It is a good question, and all I can say is, it’s a gray area. The three-day event included a black-tie gala dinner, the parade, and a forum with four guest speakers: “A Collector’s Viewpoint” by Andreas Mohringer; “Trading and Restoring Cars” by Iain Tyrrell of Cheshire Classic Cars; “Auctions and the Market” by James Knight (yours truly) of Bonhams; and “Investment Perspective” by an executive of Citi Banking. The Bund Classic also included fashion shows, merchandising concessions, art exhibitions, a trip to the Shanghai Auto Museum — and the concours itself. Over 20 collector cars were assembled, with 14 en- tered for the concours. The eight judges included Sandra Kasky Button, chair of the Pebble Beach Concours, and the Bund Classic’s guest of honor, Iain Tyrrell. Tyrrell supported the event by flying over a Porsche 356, local Chinese motoring editors, and yours truly. Entries were mostly pre-World War II and included a couple of circa-1930 Cadillacs, three Mercedes-Benz cars, including a 1911 38/70-hp Tourer and 500K, and a couple of Rolls-Royces — a Wraith and PII. Of the four post-war entrants, the 1972 Hongqi (pronounced “Hong-chee,” which means red flag) was the most inter- Sports Car Market Courtesy of China Rendez-Vous Ltd.


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esting. This Chinese-made car traces its DNA to Chrysler and carries the company’s 5.6-liter V8. Only 290 or so were manufactured, and all but a few were in government use. By common consent, the Best of Show award went to the imposing 1925 Renault 45 Torpedo with the 9.1-liter engine. Considering this was a first attempt at a classic-car concours in a coun- try not known for its historic car movement — and one that has a somewhat recalcitrant attitude toward vintage cars at that — it was a great success. As an example, the Chinese thought the cars were tremendous. Shanghai has any number of parties/receptions/shows, but “Old Cars” brought a new, exciting dimension/backdrop to “yet another party.” However, admiring is one thing and wanting to own another — especially when it seems out of reach legislatively at present. When the car parade took place, a more modest resident of Shanghai literally jumped off his scooter, left it in the road and begged the security guys to allow him a quick peek as the cars went back into the parking position. They relented, and he was very excited to see these cars he’d not really seen before. The Chinese evidently have an interest in motorcars of yesteryear, and it Will a taste of concours ignite a hunger for old cars in China? is surely only a matter of time before a coherent legislation is in place for import and, let us hope, the ability for these motorcars to be driven on the roads. Still, it appears that this legislation is a ways off. The Chinese government feels that these old cars are unsafe and they pollute. There are plenty of reasons to refute both issues — for example, more than 400 pre-1905 cars headed off to Brighton for this year’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, and it has traditionally been very safe. And, when you work out how many old cars are being driven in one place and one time, the polluting effect is negligible. At present, there’s no appetite for the government to change the laws. What will make them change? Well, we must assume that pressure will make them change. Not with mass protests, but I suspect by connected people wanting to import/drive these cars and exerting pressure in a more subtle way. The impact of China joining the collector-car world is potentially huge. A much- increased demand on a set supply could affect certain makes/models dramatically. Personally, I’d love to see wealthy Chinese people who have an interest come to Goodwood, Pebble Beach and so on to taste what it is all about. Hardly any are coming these days, and I think we need to see them at these important events — see how they react and then see if any traction commences. From a personal perspective, it was an illuminating experience and I’m glad Bonhams supported the inaugural Bund Classic Concours. (James Knight is the Group Motoring Director of Bonhams.) ♦ January 2014 41 Courtesy of China Rendez-Vous Ltd.


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Legal Files John Draneas One Solution to Tangled Corvette Case Mackay would probably win a long, costly court fight, but would a settlement make good business sense for all? Idoni and Borelli could bolster their position by buying up their interests. Similarly, Mackay could hedge his position by buying their interests as well. That could spark quite an auction. However, “Legal Files” has been told that Mackay has no interest in doing that. Broken chain of title As previously reported in the December 2013 “Legal Files,” the last registered owner of the Corvette was Jerry Moore, who states that he sold the Corvette to Mathis Sr. and endorsed the Florida title over to him. Mackay doesn’t dispute that much. Moore now says that he obtained a replacement title and endorsed it over to Mathis Jr. because he believed that Mathis had the Corvette and he was just “trying to do the right thing.” He was surprised to learn the true situation, and does not know why Mathis Sr. did not title the car or what he later did with it. Mackay’s ownership claim is derived from Richard Carr. Carr’s widow has produced an authentic-appearing bill of sale that transferred ownership to Carr from John Lehmkuhle. Lehmkuhle states that he acquired ownership of the Corvette in a trade for his Dodge Demon drag car with a “black drag racer” — whom he believes to have been Mathis Sr. Unfortunately, the Demon was not registered at the time, and its title cannot be traced any further. A question of credibility That creates a gap in the chain of title between Mathis Sr. and L ast month’s “Legal Files” (December 2013, p. 40) reported on the conflicting ownership claims to the Briggs Cunningham #1 Le Mans Corvette. The claims of plaintiff Dan Mathis Jr. took an unexpected turn when defendant Kevin Mackay’s attorney discovered that Mathis had failed to mention the Corvette when he filed bankruptcy. That put his bankruptcy trustee in control. The trustee was set to auction Mathis’s rights on October 15. Mathis’s partners, Idoni and Borelli, had submitted a bid of $25,000, but it was speculated that Mathis would derail the sale by filing an appeal. Mathis did not appeal. The trustee received no other bids, and Idoni and Borelli acquired all of Mathis’s rights to the Corvette. That put the litigation, stalled by the bankruptcy, right back on the front burner. Questions about family Mathis claims that he inherited the Corvette. When his father died, it passed to his mother. When she died, it passed to him, their only child. Mathis Jr. testified unequivocally to that several times. Only one problem — Mackay’s attorney has discovered through searches of birth records that there are at least four other Mathis children. Two of them have been located. Two others have been identified but have not been located. That presents two problems for the plaintiff group: First, even under his view of the situation, the largest interest that Mathis Jr. could possibly have in the Corvette would be 20%. Second, the ownership claims cannot be properly determined with- out the participation of all of the possible owners. Mackay will press that point with a motion to dismiss the litigation on the basis that Mathis has not involved all necessary parties to the litigation. His odds of winning that seem pretty good. However, Mathis and his partners could be allowed to solve the problem by adding the additional parties. This revelation has opened another level of opportunity. The Mathis siblings are certainly capable of selling their interests in the Corvette. 42 Lehmkuhle. Mathis Jr. explains the gap by insisting that the Corvette was stolen. Mackay claims there is no evidence whatsoever of a theft — and the better explanation is that Mathis Sr. traded the Corvette exactly as Lehmkuhle states. “Legal Files” predicts that this will be the key factual question in this case. There is little doubt about Moore’s story. But all it proves is that Mathis Sr. owned the Corvette at one time. Thus, it will boil down to Lehmkuhle‘s story and his credibility. Mathis has started to attack Lehmkuhle‘s credibility by pointing out that he has a long criminal record involving car thefts. As a general statement, prior criminal convictions cast doubt about the veracity of a witness. However, that is not an absolute, and Mackay should be expected to stress that Lehmkuhle has no dog in this fight — and no reason to lie. Lack of inheritance formalities The plaintiff group appears to have a number of procedural prob- lems. The first is that there are no clear transfers from Mathis Sr. to Mrs. Mathis and the Mathis children because neither of the estates went through probate. Mathis claims that the Corvette passed from Mathis Sr. to Mrs. Mathis at his death “by operation of law.” A transfer by operation of law is what happens when a couple owns a car as joint tenants and one of them dies. The surviving joint tenant automatically becomes the sole owner. That could not have happened here, as Mathis Sr. never titled the Corvette after acquiring it from Moore. Titling the car in his and his wife’s names would have been the only way to have created a joint tenancy. Both Mr. and Mrs. Mathis apparently died without a will. Under Florida law at the time, Mr. Mathis’s property would have passed in roughly equal shares to his wife and children. Mrs. Mathis’s property would have passed equally to her children. 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Nonetheless, the heirs don’t automatically become the owners of the property at a person’s death. Generally, the estate has to go through a probate process to transfer legal ownership. There are two good reasons for this: First, although the Mathis family says that Mr. and Mrs. Mathis both died without leaving wills, a judge has not yet determined that to be the case. The possibility remains that one or both of them left a will that left the assets to others. Second, the heirs cannot take ownership of the property if there are unpaid creditors. A probate is needed to formally look for unpaid creditors. These technical shortcomings probably give Mackay another basis to dismiss the lawsuit. The plaintiff group could probably solve that problem by opening probate of both Mathis estates, creating an appropriate plaintiff. Even more technical problems The legal complications just keep coming here. First off, we have to keep in mind that the pending case is a replevin action — a legal action for a person to recover goods that were wrongly withheld — filed by Mathis in federal court in Pennsylvania. That could limit the future proceedings. The theory of a replevin action is that the court is being asked to order Mackay to return the car to its rightful owner. That makes sense if the Florida certificate of title issued to Mathis unequivocally establishes his ownership. But that is now very doubtful. It may not be possible for Mathis and/or his partners to continue this case without first going through a separate suit to establish ownership rights. The jurisdiction of the federal court is based upon diversity of state citizenship —Mathis is a resident of Florida and Mackay is a resident of Pennsylvania. Venue is based upon Mackay’s residency and the fact that the Corvette is in Pennsylvania. Now that it appears that additional parties will need to be added, we can’t know if the diversity of citizenship and the Pennsylvania venue will survive. And, if probates of the Mathis estates are needed, that will complicate those matters even further. Dismissal ahead? For these reasons, it appears reasonably likely that Mackay will suc- ceed in the dismissal of the pending action. But where will that leave him? He has possession of the Corvette, but a seemingly valid Florida certificate of title says that Mathis is the rightful owner. Mackay probably won’t be able to title the Corvette anywhere without going through a separate proceeding to establish that he is the rightful owner of the Corvette. As I just returned from the SEMA show in Las Vegas, placing a bet seems to be in order. Based upon what we know now, “Legal Files” would bet that Mackay will end up the rightful owner of the Briggs Cunningham Corvette. Although all seem to agree that Mathis owned the car at one time, there is no clear proof of what he did with it. Lehmkuhle’s story seems more plausible than Mathis’s unsubstantiated theft claim, and his criminal record notwithstanding, he doesn’t seem to have any reason to be lying here. “Legal Files” also bets that the parties will be talking settlement at some time soon. Mathis is out. Idoni and Borelli have a lot of money invested in this, but they are going to have a very hard time ending up the winners. Mackay looks likely to prevail, but only after a long, expensive litigation process. The Corvette is certainly valuable enough to justify that expense, so Idoni and Borelli won’t be able to spend Mackay into submission. But, at some point, someone in Mackay’s position starts thinking that paying off the plaintiffs — and ending the battle — makes more economic sense than paying to win in court. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. He can be reached through www.draneaslaw.com. January 2014 43


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Simon Says Simon Kidston The Dos and Don’ts of Car Auctions A car that has failed at auction is rather like a girlfriend everyone else has already gone out with the factory renumbered it in period — or anything else that sounds like it should be prefaced “Without Prejudice.” The perfect illustration of this is the success of the Fangio 1954 MercedesBenz W196 this summer — compared to the sinking without trace of the 1939 Auto Union D Type at auction in 2007. The Auto Union is a real car, but it comes with a complicated story — which Christie’s only made worse by getting its identity wrong first time around. This car was twice auctioned — and twice it bombed. Remember that auctions are a very public magnifying glass, and your car needs to stand up to intense scrutiny to hit the jackpot. Work with the auction house Rule Three: Auction houses are busi- 1925 Bugatti Brescia Type 22 “lake find” — here, an interesting story trumps condition for determining value A uctions...this magazine wouldn’t exist without them, and I might not have found a job in the classic-car business without them as well. Auctions originated in antiquity, and now offer every- thing from cheap trinkets on eBay to priceless Van Goghs in the New York and London sale rooms of large multinational houses staffed with bookish specialists and well-brought-up 20-somethings. An insider’s view of the auction world Some former auctioneers — like me — have gone into private-treaty practice, and others have made the opposite move. With numerous auction records broken in 2013, exciting new venues — such as RM and Bonhams respectively holding inaugural New York and London Bond Street flagship sales — and greater public and media interest than ever, it’s probably about time we explored some of the dos and don’ts of auctions from an insider’s perspective. Poacher turned gamekeeper, or vice versa? Nonetheless, here are a few tips to consider which should seem obvious but are frequently ignored at bidders’ and owners’ peril: First, one size does not fit all. Despite both camps — dealers and auctioneers — claiming to do a better job, some cars are simply better suited to one method of sale than the other. Take, for example, the “lake find” 1925 Bugatti Brescia Type 22 auctioned for a record price in Paris in 2010. By any logical parameter, its value, assuming “normal” condition and deducting the cost of restoration, was probably a negative number. Yet, at auction, bidders fell over each other to own not so much the car, but the story. Plus it was being sold for charity, which was the icing on this $364,700 cake. Rule One: Auction buyers love a fairy tale. Watch out for scary tales Conversely, we have Rule Two: Auction buyers shy away from hor- ror stories. Auctions demand quick decisions from buyers and sellers. There is seldom scope for an extended debate about why most books “rubbish” the car or why someone else claims the same history for their car or why 44 ness professionals, not magicians, and if you’re dealing with the right one, treat them as your ally — not your adversary. Don’t give them an average car, lousy pictures and sketchy information, then ask for tomorrow’s price today, and then hope they might perform a miracle. Choose the right firm, with a track record of selling cars like yours successfully and consistently (remember, one record result does not make the market), and introduce your car with precise, detailed information and something better than photos taken indoors with your iPhone. You’ll be in a better negotiating position regarding terms if you’ve enthused the auction house with an attractive presentation of your car — and done so early enough. Timing is key, and your position is strongest when the auction house has nothing consigned to promote a future auction. In that case, they’ll be keen on your car. They’ll be less enthusiastic when the catalog is almost full and they don’t need your car anymore. One important hint: The reserve price is more important to the auc- tion house than the commission rate, so give on one if you expect a favor on the other. This leads us neatly on to Rule Four: Auctioneers all dream of achieving that “100% sold” result, and they’ll typically have a word with you closer to the sale date (sometimes minutes before your car crosses the block), to finesse the reserve price in order to maximize their — and your — chances of success. I can’t count how many times a vendor has initially replied, “That’s my price and it’s firm,” — only to approach the podium after his car failed to reach reserve to say, “I’ll take that offer.” Almost inevitably, the bidder won’t want to repeat the price because he had bought something else, his wife had threatened meltdown after he raised his paddle the first time, or he simply smelled blood and thought that now the car was worth 20% less. Whatever the reason, the outcome was usually the same: No deal, and, particularly frustrating for the consignor, a car that has failed at auction, which is rather like a girlfriend everyone else has already gone out with. Bidders like to compete with each other — not the vendor — so price it sensibly and let the auction house do their job — or risk both consequences. Auctions, like most businesses, aren’t a perfect science. If you roll the dice, you accept the outcome. As the saying goes, “If you can’t take the heat, don’t go into the kitchen.” ♦ Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams


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Feature 2013 Colorado Grand A Grand Adventure This isn’t a stuffy event with people fretting over stone chips or whining about inclement weather by Colin Comer every volunteer, and every participant — without exception — the passion these people have for cars, driving, and just plain having fun is clearly cranked up to 11. This isn’t a stuffy event with people fretting over stone chips or whining about inclement weather; in fact, they seem to enjoy such things. And, of much comfort to a simple Midwestern kid like me, casual is the name of the game. The cars are as much of a fashion statement as anybody needs to make. This is good when you are gapping ignition points — possibly in the rain while standing in cow manure — and loving every minute of it. So, this year, when my buddy Chuck Wegner asked me if I wanted to be his co-driver for the 2013 Colorado Grand, I was in. An old friend comes along Things got even better when Chuck brought my former 1959 Ferrari 250 TdF s/n 1321, the 1st in GT and 3rd Overall Winner at Le Mans in 1959. For over three decades, this car was owned by my great friend and mentor Bob Des Marais. Bob was a man’s man. He was unconventional, happy to shun indoor plumbing for the nearest tree, always full of great advice, had a seldom PG-rated sense of humor — and he helped me immeasurably in both business and life. When Bob was diagnosed with cancer a few years Comer, Wegner and TdF 1321GT somewhere in Colorado A s it nestles between races and other set-in-stone commitments, driving the Colorado Grand in mid-September has been a nearly impossible dream for me. And the trip gets tougher when you add the logistics involved with actually getting a car ready and to Colorado. So when I was offered an “arrive and drive” co-driver’s spot in friend and SCMer Roger Morrison’s 289 Cobra for the 2012 Grand, I jumped at it. I’m a veteran of numerous other rallies, but I didn’t know what to expect, other than 1,000 miles of seat time through one of the most beautiful areas of Colorado. Boy, was I wrong. The Grand is a whole hell of a lot more than that. What makes the Grand a spectacular event is hard to put into words. The roster of cars is phenomenal — from Allard J2s to 250 Testa Rossas and everything in between. The Grand garage in Vail takes one’s breath away — and it isn’t just the altitude at work. Grunge and good people So what is better than seeing the cars? Seeing them get driven through whatever Mother Nature throws at them — over some of the most challenging roads you can imagine — for four days. And don’t dare attempt to clean your car during the event, as that is strictly against the rules. And I love that. The most important ingredient, however, is the people. From every Colorado Grand Board member, 46 Details Plan Ahead: The 2014 Colorado Grand — the 26th anniversary of the event — will run in September. The field is limited to 85 sports or racing cars built before 1961 Where: Six days of fantastic roads through the Colorado Rockies. The trip often starts and ends in Vail, CO Cost: $6,000 for two drivers and one car. Proceeds from the event go to Colorado charities, including the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation. Total donations now exceed $3.6 million More: www.coloradogrand.org back, he decided we should finally do some trading for the TdF. In the end, my GT40 and a bunch of gas money went to Bob, and the TdF to me. Bob passed away, and a funny thing happened. I sat in the TdF and couldn’t bring myself to drive Bob’s car without Bob. So I traded the TdF off to another friend who intended to sell it. Long story short, the TdF was still in my garage, and Chuck says over dinner, “I’m looking for a great TdF.” We drive to my garage, Chuck falls in love with 1321, and a few years later we’re blasting through Colorado in it. Publisher Martin, who was driving Phil Shires’ 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce on the Grand, asked me to write about what it feels like to sell a car that later appreciates substantially — and what it is like to take a profit and move on. The profit, in this case, was small and meant little. I simply sold the TdF knowing I wasn’t the right guy to own Bob’s car, as much as I had wanted to for many years. I certainly couldn’t have hoped for a better outcome than having it go to Chuck. Why? Because after four days and 1,000 miles of seeing what old 1321 could do — plus plenty of off-color jokes and a few restroomfree pit stops along the way — I think there might just be hope for Chuck yet. Add to that how great the Colorado Grand is — and that I’m pretty sure old Bob was with us — and I feel pretty damn good about how this Ferrari trade turned out. Because sometimes, swapping cars has nothing at all to do with financial gain. ♦ Sports Car Market


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SCMers at Colorado Grand Steven Adler 1957 Maserati 200Si Chris Andrews 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Alloy Paul Andrews 1934 Packard Dietrich roadster Robert Baker 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Michael Barber 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano Tom Barbour 1953 Kurtis 500S Abe Barnett 1957 Chrysler 300C Frank Barrett 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider William Binnie 1937 BMW 328 Don Blenderman 1955 Kurtis Kraft 500 SX Garrett Bouton 1939 Jaguar SS 100 Stephen Brauer 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Stephen Cortinovis 1953 OSCA MT4 2AD Richard Darling 1953 Siata 208S Robert Davis 1955 Maserati 300S Jimmy Dobbs III 1953 Lincoln Capri David Duthu 1925 Bugatti Type 35A Grand Prix Curt Engler 1960 Jaguar XK 150 S coupe Jack Farland 1961 Ferrari 250 GT PF cabriolet Series II Jonathan Feiber 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Alloy Jim Feldman 1957 AC Ace Bristol Zagato “Double Bubble” Kurt Furger 1931 Bentley 4/8 Litre Le Mans Keith Martin took part in the Grand in a 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce David George 1937 BMW 328 Paul Gilpatrick 1965 Maserati Mistral Robert Griffin 1955 Austin-Healey 100S Martin Gruss 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL McKeel Hagerty 1958 Bocar XP-4 Dick Hansen 1937 Jaguar SS 100 Terry Hefty 1959 Aston Martin DB4GT Tom Horan 1952 Allard J2X Mark Hyman 1931 Bentley 8 Litre “The Party Bus” Neil Jones 1958 Morgan Plus 4 Barry Konier 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Scott Kriens 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC Mike Kunz 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Michael Leventhal 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Le Mans Berlinetta Jerry Lynch 1958 AC Ace Bristol Brian Macey 1954 Jaguar XK 120 SE roadster Sam Mann 1956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta Chris Marsico 1956 Porsche 356A Carrera GS coupe Bruce McCaw 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT John Megrue Jr. 1953 Ferrari 166 MM/53 Spyder Dean Meiling 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Bruce Meyer 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Steve Meyer 1954 Jaguar XK 120 roadster Glenn Mounger 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster John Mozart 1959 Ferrari Testa Rossa 59/60 Jaime Muldoon 1937 Jaguar SS 100 Brian Murray 1955 Austin-Healey 100 Richard Nash 1955 Aston Martin DB3S coupe Charles Nearburg 1926/41 Bugatti-Miller Type 35 Eddie O’Brien 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Tom Papadoppulos 1958 AC Ace Jim Patterson 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta Fred Phillips 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Zagato Spyder Steve Plaster 1950 Jaguar Mark V drophead coupe Hilary Raab 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Ron Rezek 1927 Bentley 6½ Litre John Rich 1951 Fitch-Whitmore Le Mans Special Guido Rietdyk 1959 Jaguar XK 150 S convertible Richard Rome 1931 Chrysler CM-6 roadster Axel Rosenblad 1959 AC Aceca Stephen Ross 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Bruce Rudin 1947 Cisitalia 202 SMM Spyder Nuvolari Hugh Ruthven 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Drogo Peter Sachs 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta 61/Comp PF Gary Schaevitz 1957 Maserati 200Si Ray Scherr 1961 Porsche 356B Super 90 roadster Lee Schumacher 1950 Jaguar XK 120 SS Bill Shires 1957 AC Bristol Don Shires 1952 Allard J2X Phil Shires 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Phil Shuey 1964 Porsche 356SC cabriolet Richard Sirota 1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 CS Tom Smith 1958 Jaguar XK 150 coupe Kent Sokolow 1954 Kurtis 500S roadster Ted Springstead 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark I James Taylor 1953 Jaguar C-type Jack Thomas 1955 Ferrari 375 America coupe Speciale Tom Thornhill 1955 Lancia Aurelia B20S Reid Vann 1957 Porsche 356A Carrera Speedster Don Weber 1959 Porsche 356A Carrera GS cabriolet Jim Weddle 1959 Devin Healey Special Chuck Wegner 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta John Weinberger 1954 Maserati A6GCS Doug Weitman 1934 Lagonda M45 tourer Robert Williams 1952 Cunningham C4R David Word 1957 Lancia Aurelia B24S convertible January 2014 47


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Feature 2013 Elegance at Hershey Climbing in Prominence More than 60 outstanding examples of the coachmakers’ art were displayed in the beautiful gardens of the Hershey Hotel by Bill Rothermel Award in recognition of his contributions to the car-collecting hobby. More than 60 outstanding examples of the coachmakers’ art were displayed in the beautiful gardens of the Hershey Hotel for Sunday’s Elegance at Hershey. For the second time in three years, rain arrived just in time for the awards ceremony, which was the only glitch in an otherwise perfect weekend. The People’s Choice and the Best in Show winner 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Spider owned by SCMers Robert and Sandra Bahre I t was only a matter of time until a major U.S. concours chose an original, unrestored car as Best in Show. Such was the case at the Third Annual Elegance at Hershey, which took place June 14–16 in the gardens of the lovely Hershey Hotel and Spa. The magnificent 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Spider by Touring from the collection of SCMers Robert and Sandra Bahre was an overwhelming winner as Best of Show. The car also won the Ciao Italy Award for the Best Italian Pre-War Car. Having mellowed to a lovely patina, the car remains original, except for a repaint during the 1950s. Now in its third year, The Elegance, along with its companion, The Grand Ascent (a reprise of the Hershey Hill Climb, which was first run in 1958), have quickly risen in prominence in the national concours calendar. The three-day extravaganza benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the AACA Library and Museum. The weekend started on June 14 with time trials on the hill behind the Hershey Hotel. Cars had to climb 200 feet in just 0.7 of one mile. This was both challenging and picturesque. The AACA Museum’s 1967 Plymouth Fury police cruiser escorted Ascent partici- pants to the evening’s cocktail reception, which added a bit of whimsy to the celebration. Hillclimb activities continued on June 15, with nearly 40 cars aiming for the top spot. The competitors included “Chasing Classic Cars” host Wayne Carini in a 1958 Porsche “Bill Rutan Special” and former NFL coach Dick Vermeil in his meticulously prepared 1937 Super Shell Special. Carini served as the event’s honorary chairman. Top honors went to Graham Young with a Details Plan ahead: The Fourth Annual Elegance at Hershey is scheduled for June 13–15, 2014 Where: The Hershey Hotel, 100 Hotel Road, Hershey, PA, 17033 Cost: $25 for The Elegance at Hershey; tickets for the Grand Ascent Hill Climb are $10 each day More: www.theeleganceathershey.com 48 time of 52.42 seconds in his 1958 Lotus Seven. NASCAR driver Ryan Reed took a shot at the hill — and offered charity fund-raising rides in the Jaguar Fitch Whitmore Special from the Rich Collection. Saturday night’s Le Mans-theme gala dinner and charity auction was a big hit, and SCMer Dr. Fred Simeone was given the Olympus Frank Buck and his 1957 Airbox Corvette prepare for a climb Founders Award both went to SCMer Jim Patterson for his stunning 1937 Delage D-8 1200SS Aerodynamic Coupe by Letourneur et Marchand. The Hotel Hershey Award went to Bill Alley, owner of an incredible 1914 Locomobile 38 Berline. The Premiere Packard Award was presented to Dave and Linda Kane’s 1932 Packard 906 convertible sedan by Dietrich, and Ralph and Adeline Marano’s 1953 Packard Balboa X concept car received Best Post-War Car honors. Best Sporting Car went to Reggie and Cindi Nash’s 1940 Nash Ambassador Eight Special Cabriolet by de Sakhnoffsky, while the Rolling Sculpture Award was given to SCMer Ronald Schneider for his 1936 Stout Scarab. ♦ Best Sporting Car winner — Reggie and Cindi Nash’s 1940 Nash Ambassador Eight Sports Car Market Photos by Bill Rothermel


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Feature 2013 Rodeo Drive Concours Irony Amid the Delights of Beverly Hills What is more ironic than trailering a pampered car that was designed and built to transport itself? Story and photos by Mike Daly the fictitious cinematic femme fatale, and it was a star of the 1955 Turin Salon. The Gilda was purchased sight-unseen 1955 Ghia Streamline X “Gilda,” winner of Best in Show F or all of the important attributes that encompass car collecting — history, craftsmanship, design, or showmanship — we rarely talk of irony. After all, there’s nothing more ironic than pumping tens of thousands of dollars into the restoration of a car that originally cost a fraction of that investment — or devotedly trailering an object that was, itself, originally built for the purpose of transportation. If irony is indeed an invisible backbone of the collectible-car world, then surely no concours d’elegance more firmly embodies that quality than the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance that rolled into Beverly Hills, CA, on June 16, 2013. An annual Father’s Day rite for the car collectors of the area, the Rodeo Drive Concours — the creation of well-known collector and SCMer Bruce Meyer — celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. This milestone clearly illustrates just how successful the event has been. The concours’ most obvious irony lies in its identity as a free show located on one of the most exorbitantly priced retail thoroughfares in the world — the three-block stretch of Rodeo Drive just north of Wilshire Boulevard. In other words, anyone can afford to attend the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, but good luck on the local walk-in shopping. Regardless, boutiques such as Bulgari, Dior and Chanel make a great visual backdrop for a perfectly finished show car, even if the city sidewalks have become increasingly congested as the event’s popularity continues to grow with car gazers of all stripes. A specific irony to this year’s show lay in its focus and sponsorship. While past events have generally featured sponsorship by a global car manufacturer, this year’s most overwhelming corporate presence was by private-jet companies FlexJet and Bombardier. The arrangement obviously supported the show’s theme, “The Jet Age,” which celebrated aeronautically informed styling cues within automotive design. As such, rather than bookending the south end with a large auto manufacturer display — as was done with Fiat and Jaguar in recent years — a wingless Lear Jet was staged for visitors to tour. All this slightly upstaged a local dealer tribute to Details Plan Ahead: The 2014 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for June 15 Where: Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, CA Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: Admission is free, but the local shopping is not More: www.rodeodrive-bh.com 50 the Porsche 911’s 50th anniversary (which included a rare 1964 Porsche 901 from the Petersen Museum). The well-traveled 1955 Ghia Streamline X “Gilda” appropriately won Best-in-Show honors. The car’s sleek lines and jet-themed styling clearly evoked the concours’ intended focus. Although produced several years after Rita Hayworth’s 1946 film of the same name, the Gilda, famous as one of the 1950s show-car collaborations between Chrysler’s Virgil Exner and Italian carrozzeria Ghia, was ostensibly named after in the mid-2000s by renowned Mercedes expert SCMer Scott Grundfor, and he conducted a sympathetic restoration (it retains much of its original finish) and installed a single-stage AiResearch turbine engine good for 70 hp. As a concept car, the Gilda was probably not originally equipped with an engine, so the turbine was an appropriate choice, given the jet-age body styling. It’s difficult to put a current value on such a car given the lack of bona fide comparables, but when the car was offered at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach sale in 2009, bidding stalled at $500,000, well short of the $1 million–$1.3 million estimate. It’s probably closed the gap a bit since then. With so many heavyweight collectors residing in the immediate Beverly Hills area, there is always plenty of coachbuilt European star power at the Rodeo Drive Concours. This year, Tony Vincent’s 1949 Delage D-8 120 edged SCMer Peter Mullin’s Pebble Beach-winning 1938 Peugeot 302 DS Darl’mat Pourtout Cabriolet for the Most Stylish award. The always-popular Batmobile (this one was the George Barris-owned version used in the 1966 “Batman” movie) took the Most Outrageous award. Discerning eyes were more likely delighted with the subtler offerings on hand, such as SCMer Jack Nethercutt’s 1967 Ferrari 365 California Spyder, one of just 14 made, or SCMer Richard Plavetich’s unusual 1959 Deutsch-Bonnet HBR-5. These French coupes were road-going versions of some seriously overachieving small-displacement sports-racers, the Panhard-based DB HBRs (which were powered by twin-valve engines). Slightly closer to the cutting edge, Morgan principal — and SCMer —Dennis Glavis trotted out a number of his personal cars, including a 2011 Morgan Aero Supersport, a 2011 Zolfe Road Rocket, and a 2013 AC GTV. That such modern sports cars would be presented by someone in charge of a company so firmly rooted in pre-war styling was just one of the day’s beautiful ironies. ♦ 1949 Delage D-8 120, winner of Most Stylish award Sports Car Market


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Feature 2013 Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance A Northwest Tradition American royalty — in the form of Cadillac, Packard, Lincoln and Duesenberg — graced the lawns of Pacific University by Allen Stephens Tom and Susan Armstrong’s Best-in-Show-winning 1931 Duesenberg SJ M Details 52 ore than 300 vintage and collector automobiles graced the field at the 41st Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance on July 21, 2013. Presented on the shaded campus of Pacific University, west of Portland, OR, this event is an annual tradition for many car enthusiasts in the Pacific Northwest. A crowd of 7,000 spectators was treated to a diverse display of automobiles on a picture-perfect day. Publisher Martin and Contributing Editor Donald Osborne returned as event emcees. This year’s theme was American Royalty, and a great group of Packard, Cadil- lac, Lincoln and Duesenberg cars showed up. Best in Show was awarded to the 1931 Duesenberg SJ from the garage of Tom and Susan Armstrong of Issaquah, WA. A close runner-up, the 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster from the collection of Garry and Victoria Peters of West Vancouver, British Columbia, took home the trophy for Best Open Car. The Forest Grove Concours celebrated 60 Years of Plan ahead: The 42nd Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for July 20, 2014 Where: Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR Cost: $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $7 for youths ages 13 to 18 More: www.forestgroveconcours.org the Corvette with a mouth-watering display of examples curated by American Car Collector magazine contributor Michael Pierce. First place was awarded to Emory and Lynn Molchan of Milwaukie, OR, with their 1954 Chevrolet Corvette. The Oregon Region of the Porsche Club of America celebrated 50 Years of the Porsche 911 with a colorful display of 911s in their club corral. There was an eclectic mix of European sports cars on the field. The 1939 SS Jaguar 100 3.5L owned by Bruce McCaw and Joe Clark of Bellevue, WA, drove home with the Sports Car Market Spirit of Motoring Award. Mark your calendars for July 20, 2014, when the 42nd Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance will celebrate Italian Speed and Style. ♦ Honoring 60 Years of the Corvette Sports Car Market Photo by Allen Stephens


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Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Present THE SCOTTSDALE INSIDER’S SEMINAR Keynote Speaker: John Draneas, SCM’s “Legal Files” columnist “The Taxman and Your Collector Cars — How Do You Keep Them Apart?” THURSDAY, JANUARY 16 Gooding & Company Auction Tent, Scottsdale Fashion Square, AZ • 9:30 a.m. ™ The Insider’s Seminar will feature a panel discussion by the SCM experts, led by Keith Martin. The panelists will each offer three key ingredients that define a “blue-chip collectible.” Then they will choose their own four-car blue-chip collection, excluding Ferraris, Mercedes and Cobras. After the seminar, the panelists will offer detailed examinations of select cars to be offered at auction. Panelists include: Carl Bomstead American Sports & Muscle Donald Osborne European Sports & Racing (excluding Ferraris) Steve Serio Ferraris & Late-model European Exotics Space is limited — sign up today Complimentary admission for SCM Platinum members and registered Gooding bidders; subscribers, $25; non-subscribers, $50 To enroll, and for the latest information, go to www.sportscarmarket.com/2014azseminar or call 503.261.0555 Ext. 217


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Ferrari Profile 1972 Ferrari 246 GT Dino Berlinetta Dino values have risen sharply during the past two years, and top examples now range into $500k territory by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1969–74 (246 GT) Number produced: 2,609 (246 GT) Original list price: $14,700 (1972) Current SCM Valuation: $180,000– $290,000 plus 15% for “chairs and flares” option Major service cost: $3,500 Distributor cap: $380 Chassis #: Stamped on the driver’s side upper frame rail next to the engine Engine #: Side of block before oil filter Club: Ferrari Club of America, Ferrari Owners Club More: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org, www. ferrariownersclub.org Alternatives: 1972–73 Porsche 911S, 1972–76 Maserati Merak, 1972–76 Lamborghini Urraco P250, 1971–74 DeTomaso Pantera SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 03672 T he need for a production-based engine for Formula 2 led to the introduction of a “junior” Ferrari — the Dino 206 GT — at the Turin Motor Show in 1967. Building on experience gained with its Dino 206S sports racer, Ferrari retained the racer’s mid-engined layout for the road car but installed the power unit transversely rather than longitudinally. A compact, aluminum-bodied coupe of striking ap- pearance, the Pininfarina-styled Dino — named after Enzo Ferrari’s late son Alfredino Ferrari — was powered by a 2.0-liter, 4-cam V6 with an in-unit 5-speed transaxle. The engine’s 180 horsepower propelled the lightweight, aerodynamically efficient Dino to 142 mph. While there were few complaints about the car’s performance, the high cost enforced by its aluminum construction hindered sales. The 2.4-liter 246 GT replaced the Dino 206 in late 1969. The body was now steel and the cylinder block castiron, but the 195 horsepower compensated for the weight gain. The Targa-top 246 GTS followed in 1972. While not as fast as its V12-engined stablemates, the nimble Dino was capable of keeping up with almost anything over twisty going. As the first series-produced, mid-engined Ferraris, the early Dino V6s are landmark cars. The line they founded would prove to be an immense commercial success for Maranello, with production amounting to 2,487 GT coupes and 1,274 GTS Spyders by the time the model ended production in 1974. 56 This example has only had two previous keepers. In 2002 it was SORNed, taken off the road, and the chassis, bodywork, paintwork, interior and electrics have all been restored. The engine has benefited from a considerable sum spent on it during the 1980s. Relatively few miles have been covered since. The current odometer reading is only 36,909. Refinished in its original Azzurro (blue) with black vinyl interior, this is a well-cared-for, low-mileage Dino. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 216, sold for $378,059, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival auction on September 14, 2013. After considerable study on the subject, I’m still not sure exactly what a Dino is. In his book, Dino: The Little Ferrari, Doug Nye lists 30 different Dino variations without breaking them down into coupe and open-top models. Nye includes the Fiat Dinos and the Lancia Stratos, and if you follow his logic, they probably should be included. It is generally thought that Enzo Ferrari’s son Dino designed the 6-cylinder engine that was used in Ferrari race cars and later in Dino production cars. While Dino had a part in the development of the 6-cylinder engine, his contribution was small. The 6-cylinder idea surfaced in the winter of 1955–56, when Enzo and the great engine designer Vittorio Jano would visit the gravely ill Dino and discuss possible 1972 Ferrari 246 GT Dino Lot 209, s/n 04014 Condition 1Sold at $230,727 Bonhams, Monte Carlo, 5/11/12 SCM # 201779 1973 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino “chairs and flares” Lot 170, s/n 05720 Condition 1Sold at $400,000 RM Auctions, Phoenix, AZ, 1/18/13 SCM# 215029 1972 Ferrari 246 GT Dino Lot 216, s/n 04330 Condition 2+ Sold at $259,352 Bonhams, Sussex, UK, 9/16/11 SCM# 185878 Sports Car Market Simon Clay, courtesy of Bonhams


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engine designs for a new Formula 2 series. Ferrari’s V12 engines were too big for the series, and a smaller unit was needed. Designs of 4-, 6- and 8-cylinder engines were discussed, and Dino was credited for championing the V6 design that was eventually chosen. Jano designed and developed the new V6 engine mostly after Dino’s death. What’s in a name? The first Dinos were formula race cars, and they raced as Ferraris with a Ferrari nose badge and Scuderia shields. The new V6 was identified with the word “Ferrari” cast in the cam covers. It was only later — and without fanfare — that the engine was rebadged as a Dino. Early Dinos are best described as Ferrari/Dinos, much like we see in Lotus/Ford. They were Ferraris powered with Dino engines. Dino engines were designed and built in house by Ferrari employees. The Dino name was an honor rather than a separate business. Dino engines were made in several different displacements, several different degrees of Vs and with 2- and 4-cam heads. They were also used in the Fiat Dinos and the Lancia Stratos. Some rally versions of the Stratos even had 4-valve heads and turbochargers. Along with Dino engines, Ferrari also produced cars totally badged “Dino.” These included Formula race cars, sports racers, and the 206/246 production series. They were produced by Ferrari and their suppliers. They were marketed and supported exclusively by Ferrari, and any illusion that they were anything less than a true Ferrari is wrong. Values rising fast Less than two years ago, the Dino world was rocked with the sale of a yellow 246 GTS. The car had been bought a few months before for a little over $200,000, which was market-correct. It went to auction with an ambitious $250,000–$325,000 estimate. Then it blew the roof off with a logic-defying $363,000 sale. Rather than an aberration, the sale became a bellwether for Dino values, which now can get up to the half-million-dollars mark. The closed-top GT has always trailed the open-top GTS in value. This is partly because of the natural tendency for open cars to have higher values, but also because most GT models had fewer options. Most 246 GTS cars will have a/c, electric windows and leather interior, while it is not unusual to find a GT with a vinyl interior, crank windows, and no a/c. Some past issues? Our subject Dino did not look like a car that was worth a big stretch. It was a non- air-conditioned, vinyl-interior version with electric windows. The blue color was a refreshing change from red — but not one that many people would really buy. If you’re not familiar with the term SORNed, it stands for Statutory Off-Road Notification. It is used to cancel the registration of a vehicle. SORN is a pretty drastic move, and it suggests some problem that might have been thought terminal when Dinos were worth much less. Indeed, the seller spent more than $100k getting the Dino back on the road. Even after a $100k refit, a quick glance showed the wrong steering wheel, incorrect engine compartment detailing and a missing spare tire hold-down. These problems could have easily been corrected with offthe-shelf parts. They raise the question of what else was skipped. The Bonhams sale is a continuation of the silliness that the Ferrari market is experiencing. The car sold well above its value. I would have called it shockingly high two years ago, but I’m getting so used to goofy prices that I’ve been numbed. I’ve finally accepted that there are a lot of very wealthy people competing for few cars, and Ferrari sale prices have little to do with traditional valuation. In the classic Ferrari market, sellers are demanding prices that are higher than the last one sold. Buyers have to pay the tariff if they want to buy a car. Most current buyers aren’t hard-core enthusiasts who have traded and saved to buy the car of their dreams. They are wealthy collectors who already have a few cars, and if they overpay, it’s not going to hurt them. Dino 03672 rang the bell for Dino coupes. It was an extremely high price for a less-than-top example. Yes, a lot of money had been spent on the car, but that’s because it needed a lot of money spent on it. The seller got all the money and should be delighted. The buyer could have gotten better for less. The Dino market is moving quickly, but this buyer was well ahead of the bar. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) January 2014 57


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English Profile 1970 Lotus Europa S2 Getting in and out of this tiny car is a chore, but driving it is a joy by Reid Trummel Details Years produced: 1968–71 Number produced: 3,615 (including 865 U.S.-spec cars) Original list price: $4,295 Current SCM Valuation: $10,000–$20,000 Tune-up cost: $200–$300 Distributor cap: $20 Chassis number: VIN plate under the boot lid and on the door. It is also on the metal VIN plate at the driver’s side base of the windshield, and is molded into the body below the rear window Engine number: Stamped on a metal plate secured to the left side of the block, above the starter and below the combination intake/exhaust manifold Club: Lotus Ltd. More: www.lotuscarclub.org Alternatives: 1967 TVR Tuscan, 1968 Marcos Mantis XP, Formula Vee kit SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: 652474 T his 1970 Lotus Europa S2 has a 1,565-cc 4-cylinder engine with 4-speed manual transmission, new chrome bumpers, tires and Panasport wheels. Runs and drives very nicely. The beautiful hand- laid fiberglass body was treated to recent refinish in Lotus Yellow. Upgrades include tuned exhaust, wheels and tires. One of 1,529 cars built for the 1970 model year. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 70, sold for $17,600, including buyer’s premium, at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas sale on September 26, 2013. If you look up “acquired taste” in an English phrase book, there’s probably a picture of a Lotus Europa there to illustrate the concept. They’re not for everyone, but the more you know about them, the more you will likely respect them — even if you never fall in love with their looks. Light, spartan and fast The Europa was introduced in December 1966 as a 1,300-pound, mid-engined club racer to replace the Lotus 7. Although it was very different from the 7, it was alike in its no-compromise approach to sports-car design. This was Colin Chapman’s first mid-engine road 58 car, and the name gave a not-too-subtle hint of its target market. Some examples were even badged “Europe” when sent to places where the name Europa was already in use. Following Chapman’s famous dictum to “simplicate, then add lightness,” the Europa had fixed side windows (soon replaced with removable clip-ins), non-adjustable seats, and no door panels. The center-beam steel chassis carried the glued-on fiberglass body shell that was molded of a single piece with the doors, a hood and an engine cover attached. After just a few hundred were made, several small modifications addressed some of the more grievous inconveniences. In April 1968, the S2 was introduced to further ad- dress complaints. The S2 gained 266 pounds but was still a feather- weight. It retained the same 1,470-cc Renault 16 overhead-valve, all-alloy 4-cylinder engine as the S1, and beginning in 1969, the United States got a version with 1,565-cc capacity to offset power-robbing emissions controls. Both versions produced about 80 horsepower. The S2 also sported electric windows, adjustable seats and a new interior that even included a polished wood fascia. Very importantly, the body was no longer resin-bonded to the frame. It was now bolted on, which made repairs 1969 Lotus Europa S2 Lot 142, s/n 524108 Condition 3+ Sold at $25,744 Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 2/25/12 SCM# 196834 Sports Car Market 1973 Lotus Europa Big-Valve Special Lot 8, s/n 1184Q Condition 3 Sold at $30,501 Bonhams, Francorchamps, BE, 5/25/13 SCM# 221973 1973 Lotus Europa Twin Cam Lot 161, s/n 1098P Condition 2 Sold at $17,531 Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 5/12/12 SCM# 201721 Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson


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much easier. U.S.-bound cars also got body, chassis, and suspension modifications to comply with D.O.T. standards, mostly for the sake of raising the headlights. Getting in and out Admonishments to try one on for size before buying are well founded, and although interior space is an issue for some, the real limiting factor is not so much the interior space as it is ingress and egress. If you think of the old newsreels of technicians helping John Glenn into his Mercury space capsule, you begin to get the picture. Once inside, the driving position lives up to the car’s original intent as a club racer, as the driver is reclined with arms and legs nearly fully extended to reach the controls. Another major consideration is the lack of rearward vision. The “bread van” body design includes what could be called the world’s biggest C-pillars, and that, combined with the narrow rear window just above the long engine cover, creates a blind spot big enough to conceal a Nimitz-class supercarrier or an unnoticed police cruiser pacing you over your right shoulder. This is one car whose drivers really use the side mirrors, and those with claustrophobia need not apply. Street-legal racers If the looks or the specs of the Europa still don’t suggest an impressive car, it’s likely that you haven’t driven one. All the quirks and discomfort are easily forgiven when you pass 4,000 rpm in 3rd gear. These are street-legal race cars. The balance and handling from the steel backbone chassis, mid-engine location, and all-independent coil-spring suspension — combined with the famous Chapman lightness — produce a car that drives like, well, a race car. Testers of the day described the handling as the nearest thing to a road-going Formula car. You don’t sit in a Europa; you strap it on and it carries you like a flying carpet. Yet another surprising feature of the S2 is the fuel economy. A light foot can result in 50 mpg, and even spirited driving produces figures in the mid-30 mpg range. This particular example appears to have the engine cover from a later, Twin Cam Europa. The engine cover has only two openings (an S2 should have four) and the rear badge is centered above the lock (on the S2 it was located on the lower right corner of the engine cover). It is also missing the side badges and reflectors. Further, the exhaust exits under the rear as opposed to the original configuration, where it exits through a rear grille opening beside the left taillight cluster. A hard-to-find, fragile car Nitpicks aside, one of the determinants of a vintage car’s value is its rarity, but there are several reasons why a car may be rare. One reason is because they made few of them. Another reason might be because they sold few of them. Yet another reason might be because few have survived. All of these reasons apply in some degree to the Europa. Consider that another word for lightweight is flimsy, and these fragile cars have the structural integrity of a piñata — and nearly the same survival rate. Another determinant of value is condition, and given the cost of restoration combined with their limited appeal, it is unusual to find a Europa. It is especially difficult to find a car like this one, which has benefited from a really complete makeover that likely cost twice the $17,600 sales price. Therefore, we can call this Europa very well bought. ♦ (Introductory description Jackson.) courtesy of BarrettJanuary 2014 59


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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1991 Lamborghini LM002 Perhaps the LM002 wasn’t ridiculous but simply ahead of its time. In today’s market, it would find its life much easier by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1986–93 Number produced:328 Original list price: $134,000 Current 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, Lamborghini Owners Club More: www.lamborghiniclubamerica.com, www.lamborghiniownersclub.com Alternatives: 2013 Brabus B63S, 1967 Maserati Quattroporte Fire Tender, 1977 Jerrari, 1978 Sbarro Windhound SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: ZA9LU45A3LLA12214 a functionally — some would say brutally — styled 4x4, the union resulting in scintillating performance and a top speed in the region of 200 km/h (124 mph). This state-of-the-art engine drove through a 5-speed ZF heavy-duty transmission and two-speed reduction gearbox that offered a choice of 10 speeds and two- or four-wheel drive. Mounted on a tubular steel chassis, the distinctive O 5-door body was handmade in fiberglass (wings, bonnet, roof) and aluminum (doors). The LM002 came equipped in a manner one would expect from one of the world’s foremost supercar manufacturers, with sumptuous leather-trimmed interior and air conditioning as standard. The LM002 resulted from a series of stillborn off- road prototypes originally conceived with military use in mind and was first announced in the autumn of 1985, with deliveries commencing the following year. Customers could specify their own level of equipment ranging from luxurious opulence at one end of the scale to spartan functionality at the other. To cope with the desert terrain that was assumed to be the LM002’s natural home, Pirelli was commissioned to develop special tires and came up with the Scorpion, a design available in two tread patterns (mixed use and sand only) that could be run virtually flat. It was only 60 2001 Hummer H1 ne of the most exciting and exclusive off-road vehicles ever conceived, the Lamborghini LM002 resulted from the marriage of the Countach QV supercar’s 5.2-liter V12 to natural that such an over-the-top vehicle would attract wealthy high-profile customers, and the first LM002 is reputed to have been sold to HRH King Hassan of Morocco. In the United States, it became known as the “Rambo Lambo” for obvious reasons. Derivatives included the LM003, a diesel-powered military model that never got past the prototype stage, and the LM004, which used Lamborghini’s 7.2-liter V12 engine intended for powerboats. One of only 328 LM002s produced between 1986 and 1992, this example has belonged to the same family since the early 1990s, forming part of their collection of fine motorcars. Well maintained, with servicing up to date, the vehicle has covered only 1,266 kilometers (786 miles) from new and is presented in commensurately excellent condition, with damage-free black leather interior. Ready to cruise the boulevards of St. Tropez or the sands of the Sahara Desert, 12214 represents a rare opportunity to acquire a very fine example of the vehicle likely to retain its unofficial “world’s fastest off-roader” title well into the foreseeable future. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 14, sold for $226,129 (€166,750), including buyer’s pre- mium, at Bonhams’ “The Zoute Sale” in Knokke Heist, Belgium, on October 11, 2013. From the ashes of the ill-fated, Chrysler-powered, rear-engine Cheetah off-road project of 1977 came the LM002, a slightly less daft off-road supercar. This car 1974 Pinzgauer 710M Lot 110289291296, s/n 5752847 Condition 3 Sold at $13,000 eBay, 11/26/08 SCM# 118685 Lot 964, s/n 137ZAB43X1E192543 Condition 3Sold at $73,700 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/15/12 SCM# 191742 1991 Lamborghini LM002 Lot 383, s/n 12280 Condition 1 Sold at $128,400 Bonhams, Sussex, U.K., 6/22/07 SCM# 45870 Sports Car Market Pablo Leon, courtesy of Bonhams


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seems less extreme these days, now that vehicles such as the Hummer, Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen, its cousin on steroids — the MercedesBenz Brabus B63S — and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo are fairly commonplace. In addition, Maserati and Bentley SUVs are about to hit the market — and once-utilitarian pickup trucks now sport power and luxury unseen in top sedans of a few years ago. The limitations of what can be accepted on a working platform have greatly evolved since the LM002 rumbled onto the market in 1986. At the time however, the LM002 was probably the most unlikely ve- hicle seen since the Maserati Quattroporte fire tenders built by CEA of Bologna, Italy, in 1967 for use on race tracks. Few could imagine what would happen when what might be thought of as a fragile, temperamental, complex 4-cam, 6-carb V12 was forced to operate in an environment of sand, dirt and mud. That the Lamborghini 5.3-liter engine is actually quite robust and that the maker of low-slung supercars could develop a chassis of sufficient strength for the challenge was proven in the end. Wolf debunks myths I recently was invited to the Luxury & Supercar Weekend / Shaughnessy Concours in Vancouver, British Columbia, to give presentations on investing in classic cars, specifically Porsche 911s and Lamborghinis. As part of the latter, I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Walter Wolf, the colorful Canadian entrepreneur. In the 1970s, Wolf owned a Formula One team, Walter Wolf Racing, which was the last of the non-sponsored privateer bands. The team is famed for being the first — and so far only — team to win its first race, the 1977 GP of Argentina. Wolf is the kind of larger-than-life personality that today’s ever-blander corporate world cannot produce and whose life experiences are practically cinematic. Wolf made his first fortune in the oil drilling equipment business and was a keen Lamborghini enthusiast and owner. From the late 1970s into the 1980s, Wolf provided financial protec- tion for the struggling Lamborghini firm. That money essentially paid for the development of the Countach, which, among other issues, could not be sold in the U.S. market. The LM002 project also came to production during this period, and Wolf had interesting comments about it: First, while the LM002 may have grown from the Cheetah project, it was never intended for military use. Instead, it was envisioned as transport for the oil exploration and production business — one Wolf knew quite well. This makes far more sense, as the audience who owned and ran such companies would certainly be open to a fast, luxurious off-road vehicle that would be as comfortable in the rugged terrain of the oil fields as driving in town. A limited run In the end, the market was even smaller than Lamborghini imagined, and planned development of further models was first postponed and then canceled. Ironically, with every manufacturer on the globe now seemingly convinced that their lineup must include an SUV, the LM002 perhaps wasn’t ridiculous but simply ahead of its time. In today’s market, the LM002 would find its life much easier than in 1991. It’s difficult to imagine a group of LM002 owners getting together in Utah to crawl over rocks like the Pinzgauer boys do, but it is quite easy to picture a mass gathering at a spa in Sedona. Putting aside the usual question of what one does with an ultra-lowmileage vehicle, the price for this Lamborghini was three and a half times as much as the last one listed as sold at auction — in 2011 — in the SCM Platinum Database. However, current asking prices for examples with 20,000 km (12,427 miles) or so on the clock — and with known history and maintenance records — occupy a range between $100k and $180k. As such, the $226k paid here for an “as-new” LM002 doesn’t seem out of line. Devotees of the model feel that the later fuel-injected models are preferable to early carbureted examples, and this can be reflected in prices. Until the launch of the long-awaited Urus SUV in 2017, the LM002 will remain a cul-de-sac in the timeline of Lamborghini. Nevertheless it is interesting and is likely to continue to fascinate going forward. I would call this truck marketpriced. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) January 2014 61


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German Profile Column Author 1985 Audi Quattro Sport SWB Coupe Great news for other Quattro Sport owners, especially if their cars are unmolested and in good condition by Jeff Zurschmeide Details Years produced: 1985–86 Number produced: 214 Original list price: DM203,850 ($80,000) Current SCM Valuation: $130,000– $160,000 Tune-up cost: $400 Distributor cap: $23.95 Chassis #: Passenger’s side of firewall Engine #: Right side engine block underneath spark plugs Club: Audi Club of North America, Quattro Owners Club More: audiclubna.org, quattroownersclub. com Alternatives: 1984–86 Ford RS200, 1980–86 Renault 5 Turbo, 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1985 Audi Quattro SWB Series 200 Lot 116, s/n WAUZZZ85ZEA905075 Condition 2 Sold at $160,425 Chassis number: WAUZZZ85ZEA905089 on the outwardly similar coupe’s body shell but used a different floor pan to accommodate its four-wheel-drive transmission and independent rear suspension. Phenomenally fast and sure-footed on the road, the O Quattro excelled in international rallying, winning the Manufacturers Championship for Audi in 1982 and 1984 and the Drivers Championship in ’83 and ’84, but its enduring legacy would be the demonstration of fourwheel drive’s advantages for passenger cars. Since then, Audi has gone on to apply its Quattro 4WD system to many other models but only the original (or “Ur”) version is spelled with a capital Q. The rare Audi Quattro Sport was originally manufac- tured in April 1985 (confirmed by Audi AG) and delivered new to Oman, where it was purchased by Richard Davies on November 13, 1986. It shows no signs of ever being used for competitions. Mr. Davies kept the car in Oman and used it until August 1990. There is a 1990 service invoice and an Omani registration document on file. The car was imported into the U.K. later that same year by Mr. Davies and registered as B702RJF. The cur- 62 ne of the most influential designs of recent decades, the Audi Quattro brought fourwheel drive into the motoring mainstream. Introduced in 1980, the Quattro was based rent owner purchased the car in August 2001, and it was subsequently resprayed in Proteo Red Mica, its current livery. It has been in storage for the past seven years, the last MoT being issued in November 2006 at 52,554 kilometers (approximately 32,600 miles). The Quattro is currently undergoing engine work (change of belts, etc.) and a partial respray to the front end, where it was damaged some years ago prior to storage. Currently with MoT, the car also comes with Swansea V5C document and a file of supporting documentation. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 269, fetched a princely £116,784 ($184,860 including buy- er’s premium) at Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival auction on September 14, 2013. The selling price alone ought to get the attention of every Ur-Quattro owner, as it represents a substantial elevation over any previous publicly disclosed price. The short-wheelbase Quattro Sport was a classic ho- mologation model. Audi made just enough of these (214) to compete in the FIA World Rally Championship, which the original long-wheelbase version dominated in the early 1980s. The factory reserved 20 Quattro Sports, and just 164 were sold at an initial ticket price of DM 1984 Audi Quattro Lot 42, s/n SQ85EA905108 Condition 1Sold at $168,345 H&H Auctions, Buxton, U.K., 12/10/03 SCM# 31842 Bonhams, Monte Carlo, 5/10/08 SCM# 116671 1985 Audi Quattro Sport SWB Lot 549, s/n WAUZZZ85ZEA905089 Condition 1- Not sold at $49,680 Bonhams & Brooks, Northamptonshire, U.K., 8/25/01 SCM# 24297 Sports Car Market Simon Clay, courtesy of Bonhams


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203,850 (about $80,000). The Quattro Sport offered Audi’s most powerful engine in that series, which was rated at 306 horsepower, out of a turbocharged 5-cylinder DOHC 20-valve engine. The aluminum engine and Kevlar bodywork panels were designed to be lightweight, and top speed was claimed at 155 mph. The Quattro Sport also featured the first appearance of anti-lock brakes on an Audi Quattro. With the short wheelbase and high-strung engine, the Quattro Sport is reputed to be a beast to drive. Still, given the low production numbers, great motorsports history, and general sexiness of the car, it’s not at all surprising that a Quattro Sport such as this one would do well at auction. What is surprising is that this particular Quattro Sport set the new high-water mark. Damage and the wrong color This same car (SCM# 24297) failed to sell for $49,680 at a Bonhams & Brooks auction in August 2001. The current catalog description says the seller acquired it around the same time. In 2001, SCM rated the car at a 1-. This time around, Bonhams estimated the car would sell at £80,000–£100,000 ($127,000–$158,000). The previous high sale of a Quattro Sport SWB was in 2008 (SCM# 116671) at $160,425, and that car was rated as a very nice #2 condition. While passing years often add to a car’s value, the seller of our subject car seems to have committed several sins that are simply puzzling in the modern era. The first and most egregious violation is that he treated the car to a paint job in a color never offered at the factory. These cars came in your choice of red, white, blue, green or black. Judging from the previously recorded auction in 2001 — plus the color that survived the overspray in the engine bay — this Quattro was originally coated with Tornado Red. More than half the original production came in that color. Second, the car was sold while engine and finish work was still pending. The de- scription alludes to front-end damage, and you can see that the front bumper and grille are pushed in and uneven. Unrepaired damage is evident at the bottom right of the engine-bay photo. Beyond that, the car is actually dirty in the photos. You can see better engine bays at any Cars and Coffee event. As it sits, our subject Quattro Sport is at best a 3 condition car. Mojo trumps perfection This Audi is no antique barn find where patina con- fers authenticity, so why not complete the repairs and give it a once-over before putting it on the block? The obvious answer is that the owner didn’t need to do any of that. The Audi Quattro Sport represents the apex of a particular line of performance development, with horsepower and features far above average for the era. If you want some of that mystical Group B mojo, this is the car you have to buy. Check the dictionary for a definition of “well sold,” and you’ll find a picture of this Audi. The best news from this sale belongs to the other 163 Quattro Sport owners, especially if their cars are unmolested and in good condition. But the news is almost as good for owners of about 11,000 other Ur-Quattros produced from 1980 to 1991. While they’ll never see this kind of supercar price, the value of their cars may have just taken a rally-style jump. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) January 2014 63


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German Profile The Cumberford Perspective An ugly duckling without a single swan gene By Robert Cumberford V the estiges earlier, of much prettier Audi coupes lie be- neath the Quattro Sport’s distorted surfaces, but it must be safe to say that no stylist came near this short-run rally special. It’s a single-minded engineer’s purposeful device through and through. No grace, no elegance — just brutal directness in the same vein as the later Zagato Lancia Hyena or Alfa Romeo “Monstro.” In the product specifications beauty doesn’t just take a back seat — it’s not even along for the ride. Audi lopped a foot off normal wheelbase, made the windshield more vertical at the request of team drivers, cut holes wherever needed, added wider-than-ever wheels — and then bulged the skins to cover them without much concern for smooth airflow. For all that, these cars were powerful and could touch 150 mph with ease. The Quattro Sport was meant for tortuous unpaved roads at more moderate — if slightly insane — speeds. They were all but unbeatable in their day. These are impor cars, and they’re great collectors. That said, t were never “real” c as they’re not usable o a daily basis, and the almost nothing you c do with them now. I them highly interes and think owner would be fascinating — for someone else. ♦ 1 5 4 6 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 The Colin Chapman approach: Cut holes near heat sources, and you know the air will flow in or out — as it decides best. 2 Only two headlamps, but four grilles. The upper one is divided in three parts by vertical struts, and three distinct ones set into the bumper face bar. Not to mention the holes below. 3 This is a really awkward surface, turning out sharply from the nominal door skin to the wheelhouse placed unusually far aft, with the engine ahead of the front wheels. German Pr erman Profile Th erman Profile The Cumberford Perspective An ugly duckling without a single swan gene By Robert Cumberford V the estiges earlier, of much prettier Audi coupes lie be- neath the Quattro Sport’s distorted surfaces, but it must be safe to say that no stylist came near this short-run rally special. It’s a single-minded engi- neer’s purposeful device through and through. No grace, no elegance — just brutal directness in the same vein as the later Zagato Lancia Hyena or Alfa Romeo “Monstro.” In the product specifica- tions beauty doesn’t just take a back seat — it’s not even along for the ride. Audi lopped a foot off normal wheelbase, made the windshield more vertical at the request of team drivers, cut holes wherever needed, added wider-than-ever wheels — and then bulged the skins to cover them without much concern for smooth airflow. For all that, these cars were powerful and could touch 150 mph with ease. The Quattro Sport was meant for tortuous unpaved roads at more moderate — if slightly insane — speeds. They were all but unbeatable in their day. These are impor cars, and they’re great collectors. That said, t were never “real” c as they’re not usable o a daily basis, and the almost nothing you c do with them now. I them highly interes and think owner would be fascinating — for someone else. ♦ 1 5 4 6 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 The Colin Chapman approach: Cut holes near heat sources, and you know the air will flow in or out — as it decides best. 2 Only two headlamps, but four grilles. The upper one is divided in three parts by verti- cal struts, and three distinct ones set into the bumper face bar. Not to mention the holes below. 3 This is a really awkward surface, turning out sharply from the nominal door skin to the wheelhouse placed unusu- ally far aft, with the engine ahead of the front wheels. 7 7 behind is more nearly vertical to cover the tire. 5 The fender bulge was so awkward at the rear that someone seemingly decided to impose a scoop. 6 The door skins are Kevlar moldings, but their contours appear to be directly off the standard metal Audi coupes. The whole composition of the body sides is extremely clumsy. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 The A-pillar is far less reclined in the competition cars so that reflections from the interior do not blind the German Pr n Profile The Cumberford Perspective An ugly duckling without a single swan ge man Profile The Cumberford Perspective An ugly duckling without a single swan gene By Robert Cumberford V the estiges earlier, of much prettier Audi coupes lie be- neath the Quattro Sport’s distorted surfaces, but it must be safe to say that no stylist came near this short-run rally special. It’s a single-minded engi- neer’s purposeful device through and through. No grace, no elegance — just brutal directness in the same vein as the later Zagato Lancia Hyena or Alfa Romeo “Monstro.” In the product specifica- tions beauty doesn’t just take a back seat — it’s not even along for the ride. Audi lopped a foot off normal wheelbase, made the windshield more vertical at the request of team drivers, cut holes wherever needed, added wider-than-ever wheels — and then bulged the skins to cover them without much concern for smooth airflow. For all that, these cars were powerful and could touch 150 mph with ease. The Quattro Sport was meant for tortuous unpaved roads at more moderate — if slightly insane — speeds. They were all but unbeatable in their day. These are impor cars, and they’re great collectors. That said, t were never “real” c as they’re not usable o a daily basis, and the almost nothing you c do with them now. I them highly interes and think owner would be fascinating — for someone else. ♦ 1 5 4 6 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 The Colin Chapman approach: Cut holes near heat sources, and you know the air will flow in or out — as it decides best. 2 Only two headlamps, but four grilles. The upper one is divided in three parts by verti- cal struts, and three distinct ones set into the bumper face bar. Not to mention the holes below. 3 This is a really awkward surface, turning out sharply from the nominal door skin to the wheelhouse placed unusu- ally far aft, with the engine ahead of the front wheels. 7 behind is more nearly vertical to cover the tire. 5 The fender bulge was so awkward at the rear that someone seemingly decided to impose a scoop. 6 The door skins are Kevlar moldings, but their contours appear to be directly off the standard metal Audi coupes. The whole composition of the body sides is extremely clumsy. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 The A-pillar is far less reclined in the competition cars so that reflections from the interior do not blind the AWD AWD rally cars) looks like a discount auto-parts store accessory from China, but it was almost certainly carefully studied in a wind tunnel before being specified for the Sport SWB. 9 Unobtrusive high-intensity rear fog lamp is post-production, added to conform to the Europe-wide requirement implemented after the car was manufactured. 10 The extreme disparity between the clean-cut door and the fenders is shown to advantage in this view. 11 An effort was made to deal with the fender surfaces so rofile The Cumberford Perspective An ugly duckling without a single swan gene By Robert Cumberford V th rman Profile The Cumberford Perspective An ugly duckling without a single swan gene By Robert Cumberford V the estiges earlier, of much prettier Audi coupes lie be- neath the Quattro Sport’s distorted surfaces, but it must be safe to say that no stylist came near this short-run rally special. It’s a single-minded engi- neer’s purposeful device through and through. No grace, no elegance — just brutal directness in the same vein as the later Zagato Lancia Hyena or Alfa Romeo “Monstro.” In the product specifica- tions beauty doesn’t just take a back seat — it’s not even along for the ride. Audi lopped a foot off normal wheelbase, made the windshield more vertical at the request of team drivers, cut holes wherever needed, added wider-than-ever wheels — and then bulged the skins to cover them without much concern for smooth airflow. For all that, these cars were powerful and could touch 150 mph with ease. The Quattro Sport was meant for tortuous unpaved roads at more moderate — if slightly insane — speeds. They were all but unbeatable in their day. These are impor cars, and they’re great collectors. That said, t were never “real” c as they’re not usable o a daily basis, and the almost nothing you c do with them now. I them highly interes and think owner would be fascinating — for someone else. ♦ 1 5 4 6 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 The Colin Chapman approach: Cut holes near heat sources, and you know the air will flow in or out — as it decides best. 2 Only two headlamps, but four grilles. The upper one is divided in three parts by verti- cal struts, and three distinct ones set into the bumper face bar. Not to mention the holes below. 3 This is a really awkward surface, turning out sharply from the nominal door skin to the wheelhouse placed unusu- ally far aft, with the engine ahead of the front wheels. 7 behind is more nearly vertical to cover the tire. 5 The fender bulge was so awkward at the rear that someone seemingly decided to impose a scoop. 6 The door skins are Kevlar moldings, but their contours appear to be directly off the standard metal Audi coupes. The whole composition of the body sides is extremely clumsy. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 The A-pillar is far less reclined in the competition cars so that reflections from the interior do not blind the AWD rally cars) looks like a discount auto-parts store accessory from China, but it was almost certainly carefully studied in a wind tunnel before being specified for the Sport SWB. 9 Unobtrusive high-intensity rear fog lamp is post-produc- tion, added to conform to the Europe-wide requirement implemented after the car was manufactured. 10 The extreme disparity between the clean-cut door and the fenders is shown to advantage in this view. 11 An effort was made to deal with the fender surfaces so in in the door, but it falls apart as it approaches the door cut. 12 The brick-like shape of cars three decades back has changed as aerodynamics have become vital for fuel saving. A modern car would have the corners chamfered in plan. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) No wielding the ugly stick here. The nicely finished two-seat interior is quite handsome, with welcoming, comfortable fabric-covered thrones shaped to hold the occupants in place in hard cornering. It looks almost erman Profile The Cumberford Perspective An ugly duckling without a single swan gene By Robert Cumberford V the estiges earlier, of much prettier Audi coupes lie be- neath the Quattro Sport’s distorted surfaces, but it must be safe to say that no stylist came near this short-run rally special. It’s a single-minded engi- neer’s purposeful device through and through. No grace, no elegance — just brutal directness in the same vein as the later Zagato Lancia Hyena or Alfa Romeo “Monstro.” In the product specifica- tions beauty doesn’t just take a back seat — it’s not even along for the ride. Audi lopped a foot off normal wheelbase, made the windshield more vertical at the request of team drivers, cut holes wherever needed, added wider-than-ever wheels — and then bulged the skins to cover them without much concern for smooth airflow. For all that, these cars were powerful and could touch 150 mph with ease. The Quattro Sport was meant for tortuous unpaved roads at more moderate — if slightly insane — speeds. They were all but unbeatable in their day. These are impor cars, and they’re great collectors. That said, t were never “real” c as they’re not usable o a daily basis, and the almost nothing you c do with them now. I them highly interes and think owner would be fascinating — for someone else. ♦ 1 5 4 6 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 The Colin Chapman approach: Cut holes near heat sources, and you know the air will flow in or out — as it decides best. 2 Only two headlamps, but four grilles. The upper one is divided in three parts by verti- cal struts, and three distinct ones set into the bumper face bar. Not to mention the holes below. 3 This is a really awkward surface, turning out sharply from the nominal door skin to the wheelhouse placed unusu- ally far aft, with the engine ahead of the front wheels. 7 behind is more nearly vertical to cover the tire. 5 The fender bulge was so awkward at the rear that someone seemingly decided to impose a scoop. 6 The door skins are Kevlar moldings, but their contours appear to be directly off the standard metal Audi coupes. The whole composition of the body sides is extremely clumsy. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 The A-pillar is far less reclined in the competition cars so that reflections from the interior do not blind the AWD rally cars) looks like a discount auto-parts store accessory from China, but it was almost certainly carefully studied in a wind tunnel before being specified for the Sport SWB. 9 Unobtrusive high-intensity rear fog lamp is post-produc- tion, added to conform to the Europe-wide requirement implemented after the car was manufactured. 10 The extreme disparity between the clean-cut door and the fenders is shown to advantage in this view. 11 An effort was made to deal with the fender surfaces so in the door, but it falls apart as it approaches the door cut. 12 The brick-like shape of cars three decades back has changed as aerodynamics have become vital for fuel saving. A modern car would have the corners chamfered in plan. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) No wielding the ugly stick here. The nicely finished two-seat interior is quite handsome, with welcoming, comfortable fabric-covered thrones shaped to hold the occupants in place in hard cornering. It looks almost 8 8 3 2 11 9 12 64 10


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American Profile 1966 Shelby GT350 H Fastback By late 1967, some GT350s retired from Hertz sold for as little as $2,200 by Colin Comer Details Years produced: 1966 (GT350 Hertz cars) Number produced: 1,001 (Hertz rental cars) Original list price: Hertz Wholesale Fleet Cost, $3,815 Current SCM Valuation: $125,000– $175,000 Tune-up cost: $500 Chassis #: Tag on left inner fender apron Engine #: Right side of engine block Club: Shelby American Automobile Club More: www.saac.com Alternatives: 1966–68 Shelby GT350, 1967–69 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, 1968 Plymouth Barracuda Super Stock Hemi SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 6S1930 T his Shelby GT350 H underwent a complete frameon restoration and has the original body paint. Over $150,000 was invested in this car. Shelby produced 1,003 of these cars. Today, the GT350 H has taken its place among the most sought-after Shelbys of all time, and with only 1,001 being built, they’re considerably rarer than the standard GT350. Concourscaliber restoration and incredible performance. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 730, sold for $220,000, including buyer’s premium, at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction on September 26– 28, 2013. A very significant moment for Shelby American was their 1966 deal with Hertz and the 1,001 GT350 Hertz or “GT350 H” cars that were a result. For years, Hertz operated the “Hertz Sports Car Club,” which offered pre-qualified customers the opportunity to rent a variety of high-performance cars. In late 1965, Shelby American sales manager Peyton Cramer contacted Hertz to discuss the possibility of a special GT350 for use in their Sports Car Club fleet for 1966. Hertz liked the idea, Shelby obliged, and a prototype Hertz GT350 finished in black with Hertz Gold stripes was sent to the rental car giant for testing. Although Hertz found a few issues with the cars — namely the metallic brakes that were ineffective when cold — they eventually placed an order with Shelby American for an astounding 1,000 GT350 Hertz cars. This was nearly 66 double Shelby’s entire GT350 production for 1965. While approximately 85 Hertz cars were delivered with 4-speed transmissions, the rest were all automatics. Beyond Raven Black, Hertz mixed up the colors and also had Candy Apple Red, Ivy Green, Wimbledon White, and Sapphire Blue cars — all but 18 with gold rocker panel stripes with the now-famous “GT350 H” designation. Additionally, all but the red and green cars also sported Hertz Gold “Le Mans” stripes. Not a cheap rental During their service with Hertz, the main issue with the GT350 cars continued to be brake problems, as most drivers unfamiliar with competition brakes had “issues,” which really means they ran into stuff. Eventually, crude mechanical booster brake master cylinders took the place of the standard Shelby master cylinder, softer non-metallic brake linings were fitted, and warning labels applied to the dashboards cautioned drivers to be aware of the high brake-pedal effort and poor performance when cold. Another serious issue was the fact that most Hertz mechanics were not accustomed to high-revving engines with solid-lifter cams that needed regular valve adjustments. Hertz’s wrench spinners also weren’t familiar with Le Mans-spec Holley carburetors that could easily fall out of tune — and other quirks of high-performance cars. One can assume Hertz was a little out of their depth 1966 Shelby GT350 H Lot S47, s/n SFM6S1379 Condition 2+ Sold at $151,050 Mecum Auctions, Kissimmee, FL, 1/24/12 SCM# 192860 1966 Shelby GT350 H Lot 503, s/n SFM6S485 Condition 2+ Sold at $129,250 Auctions America, Burbank, CA, 8/3/13 SCM# 227046 1966 Shelby GT350 H Lot S725, s/n SFM651782 Condition 3+ Not sold at $120,000 Russo and Steele, Newport Beach, CA, 6/22/13 SCM# 225748 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson


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caring for these and other sports cars in their fleet, regardless of how “new” they may have been. So it is no wonder that it wasn’t cheap to rent a GT350 H from Hertz, with rates of $17 per day — plus 17 cents a mile. Retired, refurbished and resold All units had a nine-month stay in rental service. After that, they were retired and Hertz returned them to Shelby American dealers across the country for reconditioning — and eventual sale as used cars. Part of Shelby’s agreement with Hertz was a guaranteed residual value on GT350 H cars, but Shelby struggled to dispose of 1,001 used rental cars, so Ford eventually stepped in and helped subsidize the GT350 H sell-off. By late 1967, roughly nine months into the liquidation, some of the remaining cars were sold for as little as $2,200. In the years since, many urban legends have sprung up around these cars. Everything from tales of engines being “borrowed” and not returned to tales of renters welding in roll bars and taking Hertz cars racing — and then returning them on Monday morning with Hertz none the wiser. While few have proven true, they do add to the Shelby Hertz car mystique. An entry-level GT350 From a collectible standpoint, the Hertz cars have traditionally been the entry-level 1966 GT350. It makes sense, as rental cars have a stigma of being rode hard and put away wet. Factor in that most of the Shelby GT350 Hertz cars have automatic transmissions, which is another value deduction with any performance car. Finally, the gold stripes are not universally loved, although many owners just painted their Hertz cars whatever color they wanted — usually with standard GT350 blue stripes. Those paint jobs might have been the Hertz car witness protection program. All of these factors apply to our subject car, 6S1930. I did not inspect the car person- ally, but will offer comments based on my review of the consignor’s description and information gained from the Shelby American Automobile Club’s excellent records. Drivetrain questions Obviously the consignor’s description, outside of hyperbole, leaves an awful lot to be desired. The SAAC Registry does show that it is an original black Hertz car, and has a reasonably complete chain of ownership — albeit with one curious lawsuit to return the car from one owner to a previous one 27 years later. SAAC’s records also show this car was sold at Barrett-Jackson’s 2011 Orange County auction (Lot 346.2, reported sold at $181,500), where it was billed as having “8,254 original miles.” SAAC finds this odd, as when Hertz returned the car to Shelby in 1967, it had 11,332 miles at that time. Hmmm. As in 2011, the most recent auction description does not mention whether our subject car retains its original engine, transmission or rear axle. The consignor didn’t make any claims of originality in this area, which always gives me pause. I’m also confused by the statement that the car has a “concours-caliber restoration” (on-frame, which is good because it is a unibody car), and the SAAC Registry states that another restoration was begun in 1976, so, how does our subject car retain its original paint in 2013? While 6S1930 looks impressively shiny in the auc- tion photos — although there are none of the engine compartment — only an inspection would tell if the important bits are there, such as its original drivetrain, sheet metal, Shelby-only components, and the extremely crucial hidden Ford VIN numbers and original Shelby VIN tag. I doubt whether the car has the Shelby VIN tag, as it was noted to have a reproduction VIN tag in 2011. Does all this sound a little scary? It should, because the few things that separate a Shelby Mustang from “just a Mustang” are quite important. Nobody wants to find out they bought a donkey posing as a thoroughbred. Well sold in any case But let’s say everything was accounted for and correct. It is still an automatic Hertz car. While it is certainly desirable, it is a combination that has always been harder to sell and valued less than a non-Hertz 1966 4-speed GT350 — even though they made 376 more of the latter. Exceptional non-Hertz cars currently trade between $175k and $225k, although I have seen best-of-the-breed cars eclipse $250k in private sales. I’ve also seen great automatic Hertz cars with original drivetrains sell in the $135k–$175k range. This makes them a great value if you don’t mind two pedals instead of three — or if you’re partial to gold stripes. But it is pretty clear the numbers all add up to one thing: At $220k “all-in” — even if it were one of the best, numbers-matching Hertz cars in existence with a trunk full of SAAC Gold Concours awards — our subject car was extremely well sold. ♦ (Introductory description Jackson.) January 2014 67 courtesy of Barrett


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Race Car Profile 1970 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3 This car, Lot 244, sold for $610,673, including buyer’s premium, at RM London on September 19, 2013 by Thor Thorson SCM Analysis This month I’m going to write the Race Profile a little differently, because we’re looking at two Alfa Romeo T 33 racing cars that, although both are T 33s, in fact share little more than the lineage and the manufacturer’s logo. So it seems most useful to dispense with the customary catalog introduction and instead focus on an overview of this long-running series of charismatic — but not always successful — sports racing cars. It makes for a great story. The whole T 33 saga started in 1966. Alfa Romeo had been riding high for a number of years, selling their Type 105 Giulia production cars very successfully, and racing their TZ and TZ2 in the FIA Sports category as well as their Giulia GTA (model type 105.32) in the non-FIA points European Touring Championship. For the 1966–71 period, the FIA had moved the highly prestigious Manufacturers Championship to the Prototype class with breaks at 1,300 cc, 2 Liters, and Over 2 Liters. Ford and Ferrari were dominating the big class in their war for supremacy, but Porsche was pretty much alone in the 2-liter group with the Porsche 906. Alfa sensed the opportunity to go after the mid-bore Manufacturers Championship with only Porsche to compete against. With this in mind, Alfa and their racing subsidiary, Autodelta, designed a 2-liter V8-powered sports racing “prototype” to match the 906. Since it was the next project after the 105.32-designated GTA, it became the 105.33 — or Type 33. As we will see, the concept evolved almost unrecognizably over the next 10 years, but the prototype sports racing cars always maintained the T 33 designation. A killer rule change The first cars, designated simply T 33 and nicknamed “Periscopo” because of the tall central engine intake scoop, debuted at Sebring in early 1967. They were designed by Carlo Chiti and utilized a unique — some would say bizarre — “catamaran” frame that used two very large-diameter cast-magnesium frame tubes that contained the fuel cells. This design allowed for a very even weight distribution at different fuel loads. 68 Sports Car Market However, the new V8 was not well developed and made its power over a very narrow, very high RPM range, which required a 6-speed transaxle. Although occasionally fast, the cars were heavy and unreliable in their first season. Porsche had introduced the 910 and completely dominated 1967, while Alfa tried to refine and debug their new racer. The killer for Alfa Romeo was that in the middle of the 1967 season, the FIA suddenly and arbitrarily abandoned the old three-class championship in favor of a single championship for 3-liter cars. The result was that for 1968, Alfa was stuck bringing a 2-liter knife to a 3-liter gunfight. To add insult to injury, the Group 4 Courtesy of RM Auctions


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1975 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/TT/12 This car, Lot 254, sold at $523,434, including buyer’s premium, at RM London on September 19, 2013 sports cars (5-liter, 50-car production, such as the Ford GT40 and Lola T 70) were allowed to compete for the championship as well, so even a developed 2-liter didn’t have a chance. Alfa struggled through the 1968 season and introduced the extensively redesigned, faster, and more reliable T 33/2, but it was too small, too late. Porsche had brought out the 3-liter 907 and 908 racers and fought Ford’s GT40 for the championship, with Alfa a distant third. Enter the T 33/3 in 1969 For 1969, Alfa felt that it had no choice but to graduate to 3 liters, so they introduced the T 33/3. It was a new, titanium-reinforced sheet steel “sort-of monocoque” chassis powered with an all-new 3-liter V8. Alfa started all over again in the development process, ironically just when they’d finally gotten the T 33/2 to work right. It was a truly miserable season for Alfa, with teething and reliability problems em- barrassing the new T 33/3 while Porsche’s 908 and Ford’s GT40 ran away from them. Later in the season, they simply abandoned the 3-liter cars and went back to the 33/2 while they tried to fix the problems. A great weapon, but outgunned When the 1970 season dawned, Alfa was ready. They had gotten the 3-liter V8 to make lots of reliable horsepower, they had the chassis design working and the aerodynamics right. In short, they were ready. Unfortunately, this was the year that Porsche used the loophole and made the 5-liter 917 work while Ferrari fielded its 512 to do battle. No 3-liter car had a chance against these monsters, so Alfa again languished in the background. The same deal applied to 1971, but there was light on the horizon, as the 5-liter exemption was ending for 1972, so the battle would finally be fought in 3-liter cars. In anticipation Ferrari more or less ceded the field to Porsche, letting privateers run the 512M while they concentrated on the new 312 PB for 1972. Late in the 1971 season, Alfa brought out their new weapon for the next year, the T January 2014 69 33/TT/3 (Telaio Tubolare, or tube frame), the idea being to use the last of a lost season to be really ready for the glory year to come. It was a very different car than before: The chassis was shorter and lighter, the transaxle was moved forward of the differential to better center the weight, the driver sat way forward with his feet in front of the front wheels, it used 13-inch wheels and the engine now made 440 horsepower — and they got the handling down. Alfa was truly ready for the 1972 racing season. Unfortunately, so was Ferrari. The 312 PB was for all intents and purposes a 3-liter Formula One car with room for a second seat. It was light, incredibly compli- Courtesy of RM Auctions


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Race Car Profile won again. In anticipation of 1975, Alfa revised the TT 12, moving the transaxle behind the rear wheels for better balance and making other detail changes to make the car truly competitive. However, the money situation was so grim that when the time came Alfa simply pulled the plug on racing, as they just couldn’t afford it. At the darkest hour, along came an Austrian businessman named Willi Kauhsen, who effectively bought the team for the season. Alfa was ready in 1975, but it was a terrible year for auto racing in general — and particularly for the out-offashion sports racing prototypes. Still, 1975 was finally Alfa’s year: They won everything with the T 33/TT/12 racers (in honesty, there wasn’t much competition). Alfa finally won the elusive Marque Championship, but it had ceased to mean much, as the world had moved on. cated and insanely fast — if not as robust or as desirable for the series of endurance races that comprised the Manufacturers Championship series. Ferrari adapted to this by building two sets of three cars, allowing them to “leapfrog” races with one set being prepared while the other raced alternate events. Ferrari also chose not to run the 24 Hours of Le Mans race rather than risk breaking. Ferrari utterly dominated 1972, even though Alfa had a very good car. The T 33/TT/12 To match Ferrari’s 312 PB, Alfa created the T 33/TT/12 for 1973. It was another big step — both to a new engine and a revised chassis — with all of the new engine reliability issues cropping up in a now-too-heavy chassis. Ferrari, having convincingly made its point in 1972, basically went home, but now the French Matras were getting their issues resolved, so Alfa struggled through another development year while Matra won everything. 1974 should have been Alfa’s year, but it wasn’t to be. They had finally gotten the TT/12 really working, but the oil embargo killed interest in racing. Nobody (particularly Alfa) had any money, and what interest there was seemed to be moving to production racers, such as Porsche’s RSR. It was another miserable year for Alfa, and Matra Great cars that need help All this history doesn’t leave a lot of space for discuss- ing our subject cars. It is probably best to observe that they are excellent examples of two of the three times in the history of the model that Alfa actually got things right (the third was the 1972 T 33/TT/3 that I profiled in the March 2012 SCM on p. 56). The 1970 T 33/3 was an excellent, well-developed middleweight that found itself in the ring against probably the best heavyweights in motor-racing history, so it never had a chance to win. The T 33/TT/12 was the ultimate iteration of the T 33 series and won the World Championship for Alfa, but the spotlight had moved to production-based cars, so few noticed. Alfa T 33s have become highly collectible over the past years, but there is great complexity in setting values. Why? Well, Alfa never built more than a few of any one of the variants — and few parts are interchangeable, even between engines — so value for a given car is very much a function of whether it is an actively running car with spares packages and so on. My contacts at the auction tell me that both cars had obviously not run in awhile and would probably need substantial investment before they did, which would explain why they were valued at such a discount to the apparently excellent 33/TT/3 that sold for $946,680 in October 2011. I have found that buyers in this category of racing car tend to be very cold and rational when raising their paddles, so condition and issues would have been factored against a ready-to-race value of about $1 million. I would suggest that both cars, which need a lot of expensive work before rolling onto the track again, were fairly bought. ♦ Details Tipo 33/3 Years built: Number built: Original list price: Current SCM Valuation: Cost per hour to race: Chassis # Engine # Club: Alfa Romeo Owners Club More: www.aroc-usa.org Alternatives: Ferrari 312 PB, Porsche 908, Matra 650 SCM Investment Grade: A 1969-70 22 N/A $600,000–$1 million $2,500 Unknown Block at left cylinder head Comps Tipo 33/TT/12 1973–75 8 N/A $600k–$1m $2,750 Unknown Unknown 1969 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3 Lot 373, s/n 10580023 Condition 2 Sold at $1,595,440 RM Auctions, Monte Carlo, 5/11/12 SCM# 201711 1972 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/TT/3 Lot 280, s/n AR11572010 Condition 2 Sold at $946,680 RM Auctions, London, 10/26/11 SCM# 191200 1972 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/TT/3 Lot 36, s/n AR11572010 Condition 3 Not sold at $650,000 Artcurial, Paris, 2/8/09 SCM# 119664 70 Sports Car Market


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Market Reports Overview Sin City Success and a Buzzing Britain Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas grows to $32m, and Bonhams sells a 1935–36 Alfa Romeo 8C 35 Monoposto for $9.5m at the Goodwood Revival By Tony Piff represents growth of 41% over last year’s $22.8m. Variety was the rule here, with the highest non-charity sales price going to a 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC at $495k, a 1931 Lincoln Model K convertible at $352k and a 2005 Ford GT at $275k. Clearly, Barrett’s policy of offering nearly all its cars without reserve is attracting buyers and sellers from all corners of the collecting world. That same weekend, Russo and Steele held its inaugural B Vegas sale. The high-sale podium looked diverse here as well: A 1974 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino sold at $322k, a 1967 Shelby GT500 E Super Snake made $130k and a 1973 Porsche 911S found a new garage for $116k. While the 43% sell-through rate leaves room for future growth (Russo sold 102 out of 237 consignments), the company still pulled a respectable $3.5m overall total. On the other side of the globe, the world’s most expen- sive publicly sold Alfa Romeo changed hands at Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival sale: a 1935–36 Alfa Romeo 8C 35 Monoposto, at $9.5m. Three other cars surpassed $1m here, including a 1931 Invicta 4½-Liter S-type Low Chassis and a 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV, both at $1.5m, and a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II cab at $1.1m. Bonhams sold and consigned fewer cars than last year (63/75, down from 65/86), but sales rate increased (to 84% from 76%), and overall total sales grew to $21.9m from $20.1m last year. That’s “just” 9% growth, but it’s nearly triple what this sale did in 2011. Bonhams’ sale at the annual Beaulieu Autojumble, one arrett-Jackson offered and sold more cars at its late September Las Vegas auction (656/659), for a bigger sales rate (99.5%) and a bigger total ($32m), than any other sale featured in this issue. That total http://bit.ly/ZOf8zr Scan this code with your smartphone for complete results of each auction covered in this issue, or go to URL listed (left) Sales Totals Mecum, Dallas, TX Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas, NV Bonhams, Chichester, U.K. Bonhams, Beaulieu, U.K. Russo and Steele, Las Vegas, NV VanDerBrink, Pierce, NE Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K. Lucky Old Car, Tacoma, WA $1,576,835 $2,917,949 $37,678,828 $32,080,895 $21,854,742 $3,553,540 $3,037,046 $4,394,022 week prior, is a smaller-scale affair, with an average price hovering around $40k (compared with $346k at Goodwood), but the auction still saw healthy growth. Sales increased to $4.4m from $3.5m last year, with an 84% sales rate (112/134). A 1926 Sunbeam 3-Liter Super Sports tourer snagged high-sale honors at just over $250k, and a 1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 Sprint Series I sold just under it at $247k. The sales total at Silverstone’s Northamptonshire sale (at the Silverstone race track) surged by nearly 50% to $2.9m from $2m last year. A 1965 Aston Martin DB5 coupe found the top slot at $576k, and a 1958 Jaguar XK 150 S convertible made $310k, which helped pull up the average sold price to $60k from $39k. Silverstone sold 49 cars out of 85 offered. We conclude this issue with a roundup of highlights from three other auctions: Lucky in Tacoma, WA; Mecum in Dallas, TX; and VanDerBrink’s sale of the the Ray Lambrecht Collection in Pierce, NE.♦ 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 74 Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1931 Invicta 4½-Liter S-type Low Chassis Works racer, $1,522,938— Bon, p. 86 2. 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV coupe, $1,469,272— Bon, p. 92 3. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II cabriolet, $1,129,386— Bon, p. 92 4. 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC coupe, $619,557— Bon, p. 92 5. 1964 Aston Martin DB5 coupe, $575,568— Slvstn, p. 114 6. 1964 Aston Martin DB5 coupe, $531,072— Bon, p. 90 7. 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC coupe, $495,000—B-J, p. 80 8. 1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE tourer, $413,836— Bon, p. 86 9. 1972 Ferrari 246 GT Dino coupe, $378,059— Bon, p. 92 10. 1961 Jaguar XKE convertible, $360,170— Bon, p. 88 1. 1959 Lola Mk 1 Climax racer, $127,617— Bon, p. 88 2. 1963 Ford Galaxie Lightweight 2-dr hard top, $93,090—Mec, p. 132 3. 1951 Healey Tickford sports saloon, $55,103— Bon, p. 88 4. 1991 Honda NSX coupe, $52,173— Bon, p. 111 5. 1952 MG TD roadster, $17,325—R&S, p. 96 Sports Car Market Best Buys


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV Barrett-Jackson — Las Vegas 2013 Totals surged to $32m from last year’s $22.8m, led by a $495k 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Company Barrett-Jackson Date September 26–28, 2013 Location Las Vegas, NV Auctioneers Assiter & Associates, Tom “Spanky” Assiter, lead auctioneer Automotive lots sold/offered 656/659 Sales rate 99.5% High sale 1957 Lincoln Continental Mark II coupe, sold at $700,000 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC coupe, sold at $495,000 Sales total $32,080,895 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Dan Grunwald Market opinions in italics Barrett now offers its own lines of clothing, car care products, automotive paints and car insurance. But the main focus has always been auctions, and this year’s Vegas sale saw some solid overall results. How many times has an annual auction experienced B a decline in sales rate and still had that sales rate round up to 100%? That’s what happened at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas. Last year’s 99.8% (523/524) decreased slightly to 99.5% (656/659) this year. But every other number was up. Totals surged from last year’s $22.8m to $32m, and the average sold price increased to $49k from $44k. A silver $495k 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC blew away last year’s top price of $330k for a 1967 Shelby GT500 SE Super Snake. Three charity cars achieved even bigger prices of $500k–$700k each this year, and by the end of the event, Barrett reported more than $2.2m raised for charity. Another Ferrari, a silver 1968 365 GT 2+2 coupe, sold for $176k. Representing the Big Classics segment was a 1931 Lincoln Model K convertible, sold at $352k — the second-most-expensive non-charity lot. The vast majority of cars offered at any Barrett sale are sold at no reserve, and Vegas 2013 was no exception. 76 arrett-Jackson is perhaps the most well-known collector-car auction in the world, with strong brand recognition even among non-car-collectors. There were only nine cars offered with reserve prices, and just three failed to sell. One of those was the highly promoted 1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom I “Maharaja hunting car.” It was complete with gun racks and weapons, as well as a .45-caliber machine gun mounted on a carriage towed behind the car. (It was unclear what kind of big game that gun would be used for.) Bidding came up short at $450k. Barrett put the attendance numbers at nearly 70,000, with 1,258 reg- istered to bid. Of those, 517 were first-time bidders, and 168 were foreign bidders. Barrett also reported that 36 absentee bidders spent a cumulative $769k — without having the fun of attending the auction. This wasn’t all about buying cars, though. The 1,258 who paid for bidders’ passes still left more than 68,000 people who paid to look at cars and attend the event as entertainment — and nobody entertains better than Barrett-Jackson. That entertainment started with a pool party on Wednesday night at the Mandalay Bay beach, with cocktails and live music by Clay Walker. You could strap in for a few hot laps with a professional driver in the parking lot or get behind the wheel and test drive a new Ford or GM. And celebrity appearances during the actual auction didn’t hurt, either. The Las Vegas sale is one of Barrett-Jackson’s newer events, but it continues to get better year by year. If the results from this year’s auction are any indication of the health of the current market, I think we’ll be seeing more growth here in the future. ♦ Sales Totals $30m $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV ENGLISH #740-1925 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I convertible. S/N 23RC. Red/black leather. Odo: 8,191 miles. Built as a “hunting car” for Umed Singh II, Maharaja of Kotah, India, from 1889 to 1940. Good paint, most plating appears to be nickel rather than chrome. Interior leather has light patina. Seats have uneven metal and sidepipes. Digital dash. Cracked rear glass. Dull alloy wheels. Rear spoiler. Piece of front carpet torn and missing. Some loose knobs and stalks on dash. Very mediocre iconic automobiles ever built. High bid looked like a market-correct offer for this really nice example. #710.1-1964 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER 21-window Samba bus. S/N 1145145. Green & white/green cloth & vinyl. Odo: 4,880 miles. Very well-done restoration shows better than factory-new in all areas. With sliding convertible top and roof-top lug- springs showing under leather. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $450,000. Comes with a trailing gun carriage holding a two-barrel, rotarymagazine machine gun. Also comes with copies of the build sheet and ownership history from new. One of nine cars run with reserve. The right bidder wasn’t here. #692-1953 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N 673870. White/tan cloth/red & tan leather. Odo: 65,419 miles. New paint shows well. New interior with chipped steering wheel paint and a lace-on leather cover. Original chrome shows some pitting, but not bad for paint in an unappealing color. Sold on bill of sale only. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $29,150. Not one of Aston’s best design efforts, and who would have guessed that Evel would own one? The SCM Price Guide gives a range of $25k– $45k, but that’s for a #2 condition car. Well sold, even with the celebrity connection. #693-1999 BENTLEY AZURE convert- ible. S/N SCBZK14E9XCX61859. White/tan leather. Odo: 49,000 miles. Vinyl trim side stripes peeling. Visible wear on driver’s seatbottom and bolster. Steering wheel leather worn through. Front seat leather faded. gage rack. Some visible pitting on chrome door handles. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $110,000. I was happy to see a high-level restoration on one of these that wasn’t cluttered up with vintage luggage or an old surfboard. Another very strong sale for a 21-window bus. #308-1968 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2-dr sedan. S/N 118731954. Red & white/ white & red vinyl. Odo: 51,606 miles. Fresh paint in a Coca-Cola Classic motif. Paint peeling by passenger’s window. Crack on hood. New chrome rear bumper and poor chrome on front bumper. Front headlight and turn signal original. New top and tonneau. Said to have had a complete mechanical restoration 200 miles ago by a Jag specialist. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $73,700. Looks like a sympathetic restoration that I would feel comfortable buying. I would call this car well bought. #408-1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk I BT7 convertible. S/N HBT7L2999. Red/ black cloth/black leather. Odo: 36,473 miles. Freshly restored, with new paint, chrome, interior (including instruments) and chromed wire Scratches on rear bumper chrome trim. Alpine tape player seems a bit out of place in this car. Original MSRP was about $350k. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $77,000. Sold previously at Barrett’s Palm Beach sale in April for $66k (SCM# 216049). The $11k makes for a nice profit, even with expenses. GERMAN #742-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing. S/N 1980406500075. Silver/black leather. Odo: 84,873 miles. Late-production Gullwing. Paint, chrome and interior still show at a very high level since being fully restored in 1985 at approximately 80k-mile odometer reading. Matching-numbers chassis, body and engine block. Comes with original trim worn. New white interior. Roof rack. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $13,200. The same car also sold right here in Vegas the same weekend at Russo and Steele for $8,800, but without the Coke graphics (SCM# 228431). Assuming it sold there first, the added graphics certainly proved to be a profitable artistic choice. #92.1-1980 PORSCHE 911SC coupe. S/N 91A0142818. Cream/brown leather. Odo: 15,052 miles. Newer paint with some dust and prep flaws visible. Lots of wires hanging under dash on both sides. Center of dashpad split wheels. Bright trim spear on hood shows some aging. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $49,500. Looks like a reliable, fun summer ride that is ready to go. Fairly bought. #339.1-1984 ASTON MARTIN LAG- ONDA sedan. S/N SCFDL01S0ETL13324. Dark red/cream leather. Evel Knievel’s personal Lagonda. Customized with GM 502 engine and auto transmission. Custom sheet 78 factory build sheet, tool roll and service invoices. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $1,100,000. Seems like every major sale has a silver SL Gullwing or Roadster these days, but I never tire of seeing them. Truly one of the most Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV and pulling loose. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $35,750. Car looked pretty good from a distance, but the small flaws did not make me feel confident. I would have to call it well sold. #745-2006 MERCEDES-BENZ SLR MCLAREN coupe. S/N WDDAJ76F16M00912. Silver/red leather. Odo: 253 miles. Carbon fiber composite body panels and gullwing scissor doors are just plain sexy. Looks like a 253-mile new car. No scratches and no dead enough, although some of the interior wear seemed excessive for sub-15k miles. Marketcorrect price. #740.1-2007 LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO Spyder. S/N ZHWGU22T47LAO4212. Silver/black cloth/blue leather. Odo: 4,500 miles. Rocker panel trim tag is missing, but the car is said to be all-wheel drive. As chips and scratches. Brass all looks good. Built-in bar in cabin, brass horn to talk to the driver. Dull back window, whitewalls are a bit yellow. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $66,000. From the days when it wasn’t fun to be the driver—the work was cold and wet, and you were expected to be a mechanic as well. White built a total of 1,115 automobiles in 1915 at a base price of approximately $2,700 for a 4-cylinder 5-passenger tourer. Well sold. #741-1927 STUTZ VERTICAL EIGHT brougham. S/N 86975. Two-tone red/brown leather. Odo: 30,393 miles. Said to be a fresh restoration with only car-show miles since. All chrome looks new. Very good two-tone paint bugs. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $258,500. I would look really good driving this car. Think Keith might give me a raise? An ’05 car with 124 miles sold for $225k at Gooding’s Amelia Island sale in March (SCM# 215586), so this price looks strong but not crazy. ITALIAN #739-1967 FERRARI 330 GTC coupe. S/N 9563. Silver/red leather. Odo: 74,929 miles. Couple of paintedover chips on front end. Fresh interior re-do, including refinished steering wheel. Delamina- TOP 10 No. 7 new, but the paint is worn off door-jamb trim tag? Hmmmmm. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $178,200. No-saled at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2013 at $132k (SCM# 216025)—and rightly so at that bid. This was more in the correct ballpark. JAPANESE #345-1969 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40 SUV. S/N FJ4067226. Tan/black vinyl. Odo: 186 miles. Fresh restoration has good paint. Pitted chrome on hood trim. Lots of glass scratches. New interior. Some old corrosion under paint on door hinges. Cond: 2+. and new interior done to stock specs. Some radiator overflow shows on front of honeycomb in front. Originally cost $3,195 in 1927. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $77,000. Restored to factory specs. Nice car. Well bought and sold. #759-1931 LINCOLN MODEL K con- vertible. S/N 69120. Two-tone green/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 73,568 miles. Schaeffer & Long restoration, has yet to be shown at CCCA and AACA events. Paint is just starting to show small flaws from age. The chrome still looks very good, as does the interior. Dual tion starting on rear window. Scratches on right side window trim. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $495,000. Lots of interest in this car during the viewing translated to “well sold” when the hammer fell. #442-1998 FERRARI 355 coupe. S/N ZFFXR41AOWO111564. Black/tan leather. Odo: 14,979 miles. Some windshield chips. Chips and rash on nose paint. Heavy wear on driver’s seat bolster and heavy wear on driver’s interior door latch. Plastic top console facing is lumpy. Clean engine said to have had SOLD AT $32,450. These are showing up and doing quite well at auction. Not easy to find really solid examples, but this looked like a good one. It sold for $39,600 at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach in April, which we called “well sold” (SCM# 216035). This price is more realistic for the condition. AMERICAN #403-1915 WHITE FOUR town car. S/N 26548. Blue & black/tan cloth/blue & black cloth & leather. Odo: 125 miles. Originally a touring car body, modified into a town car. Typical decent antique-car-level paint. Few sidemounts. Chrome ah-ooh-gaa horn and chrome trumpet horn. Rumble seat and golfclub door. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $352,000. First year of the Model K production. From the William Munday Collection. The very best Model Ks can sometimes break the $300k mark, and this was one of those. Well bought and sold. major timing belt service by Ferrari dealer within past 300 miles. With paddle shifters. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $70,400. Looked good 80 #124-1949 CHEVROLET 3100 pickup. S/N 3GPG17988. Maroon/gray vinyl. Odo: 87,262 miles. 235-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Paint plus all chrome and trim look new. New oak bedwood with painted wear strips. Rebuilt engine. New interior. Instrument faces show age and fading. Dual side mirrors. Dash-mounted radio. Painted grille bars. Upgraded to later Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV #658-1958 DODGE D100 Sweptside pickup. S/N L8D1L09250. Cream & navy blue/navy blue & cream cloth. Odo: 41,626 miles. 314-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration. Some waviness visible in new chrome. Shows some dust and dull paint in places. New high-polish bedwood with stainless wear strips. Wiper scratches on windshield. With radio-clock option. New cently sold for $259k at Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach sale in April (SCM# 216021), which would make it seem a bargain here. Great colors and high level restoration to factory specs. #477-1970 FORD BRONCO SUV. S/N V15GLH35251. White & red/white hard top/ white & red vinyl. Odo: 5,851 miles. 302-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Well-restored Bronco with few paint flaws and new interior. Equipped engine. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $38,500. The work was done about 100 miles ago, and it looked ready to drive. Just one of many fine old trucks at this sale. Price seemed fair both ways. #366-1951 PONTIAC STREAMLINER sedan delivery. S/N P6VS1219. Gray & blue/ gray cloth. Odo: 1,009 miles. 268-ci I8, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Generally good paint and few flaws. New chrome. Some scratches on rear window. Mirror/spotlight combo on driver’s side. Fitted with windshield visor, traffic light viewer and cloth interior looks like it should be more cream color rather than white. In California with original owner until 1970, then Phoenix until 2013. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $66,000. In good condition with good options and good history. Considering the strong prices paid for similar Chevys, this looked like fair money for a heckuva rare Dodge. #690-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 396 coupe. S/N 124379N539614. Orange/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 90,468 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Rotisserie restoration to a high level. New chrome and trim. Resprayed in original Hugger Orange. Couple of with 3-speed and 4WD with a rebuilt 302 V8. All-new chrome. JVC stereo. Comes with Marti Report. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $33,000. Very sharp Bronco with recent full restoration. Seems a bit pricey, but these trucks are definitely getting hot. #752-1970 PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD 2-dr hard top. S/N RM23VOA175671. Blue/ black vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 3,852 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Some pits in paint at right C-pillar. Scratches on rear glass. Some visible wear on interior trim. Black front stick- lighted hood ornament. 6-volt with new period wiring. Pretty rare vehicle. Original list price was $1,879. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $42,900. Most panel deliveries aren’t this highly optioned, so I would have to call this one fairly bought. I loved the “Pontiac Service” logo on the side. #737-1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO Biarritz convertible. S/N 5762031566. Red/white cloth/white & red leather. Odo: 23,178 miles. 365-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Overall good paint and chrome with some light chrome scratching above grille. Wiper and other scratches on windshield and dents in very light paint flaws. L89 aluminum heads not documented. Comfort-grip steering wheel with tilt column. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $66,000. Not a factory-original car, but nicely restored to high standards. Good car, well sold. #726-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 454 LS6 convertible. S/N 136670B171065. Blue/white cloth/ white vinyl. Odo: 68,786 miles. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Very good paint with new top and interior. All chrome and trim as-new. Cowl-induction on trim unevenly cut and applied. Bubbling under vinyl top. Uneven driver’s door gap. Matching numbers. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $134,200. Not perfectly executed, but not bad either. An honest car, slightly well sold. #748-2005 FORD GT coupe. S/N 1FAFP90SX5Y401436. Red & white/black leather. Odo: 58 miles. 5.4-L supercharged V8, 6-sp. Still on MSO—never titled. 58 miles from windshield-surround. New correct interior. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $102,300. One of 1,800 Biarritz convertibles built in 1957. This car sold not long ago at Russo and Steele’s Newport Beach auction in June for $69k (SCM# 225741). Bought fairly today, with a nice profit to the seller. 82 hood. Restamped, correct-number engine block. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $178,200. Re- new. Original MSRP $150k. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $275,000. Ford could not call this the “GT40” because they did not own the trademark. A strong price paid. I should have bought one new. Who would have guessed these would almost immediately increase in value? © Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. Bonhams — Goodwood Revival 2013 Even a tired and edgy 1961 250 GT Series II Cabrio left-hooker in need of restoration found $1.1m Company Bonhams Date September 14, 2013 Location Chichester, U.K. Auctioneer Rupert Banner Automotive lots sold/offered 63/75 Sales rate 84% Sales total $21,854,742 High sale 1935 Alfa Romeo 8C-35 Monoposto, sold at $9,483,428 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II cabriolet, sold at $1,129,386 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics Goodwood Revival meeting. This most charismatic of pre-war Grand Prix racing cars, run as new by Alfa’s proxy factory team, the celebrated Scuderia Ferrari, surpassed the old world record for an Alfa Romeo sold at auction by a wide margin. (A 1933 8C 2300 Monza sold at Gooding & Company’s 2010 Pebble Beach sale for $6.7m.) Cell phones were overloaded at this packed sale, and the winning bid came through only after repeated cut-outs interrupted the mobile link between a bidder’s representative in the tent and an anonymous and remote decision-maker. To the accompaniment of historic racers at full B chat on the circuit across the road and World War II warbirds staging mock dogfights overhead, a 1961 Jaguar E-type Series 1 3.8 roadster clocked up another world record. The flat-floor car with external bonnet locks, owned by one family since new, made $360k with premium. For a car in good restored condition, the record price was still cheaper than buying a $150k barn-find (as profiled in SCM September 2013) and having it restored. Other cars earning big money included the magnifi- cently tatty ex-Works 1931 Invicta 4½-Liter S-type Low Chassis Sports ($1.5m) and the Lamborghini Miura SV coupe first delivered to then-young rocker Rod Stewart, high on the success of “Maggie May” in 1972, for $1.5m. A more recent Invicta 4½-Liter S-type Low Chassis 84 onhams set another auction-price world record when it sold the ex-Tazio Nuvolari 1935 Alfa Romeo Tipo C 8C 35 “50013” for $9.4m at this year’s Buyer’s premium 25% up to $39,573; 20% for $39,574 to $79,147; 12% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1 = £0.63) tourer was dated 1936, as were its major components, although it had been built up in the mid-2000s from restored parts. It realized the right $307k. One Invicta is rare enough, but there were five here: a well-rallied 1928 High Chassis 3-Liter tourer made $106k, and a 1930 High Chassis 4½ with Corsica body sold at $163k, but the oddball 2009 S2-320 coupe failed to sell. Ferraris did well here. The 1969 London Motor Show 365 GTC later Chichester, U.K. owned by guitar legend Eric Clapton and now returned to its original Bianco Polo sold for $924k. A right-hand-drive 1967 330 GTC also sold for an above-estimate $620k, while $378k was paid for a restored 1972 246 GTB Dino coupe repainted in its original Azzurro (estimated pre-sale to be worth $200k–$225k). Even a tired and edgy 1961 250 GT Series II cabrio left-hooker in need of restoration found $1.1m after being in the same family for 40 years. Other standout prices included $185k paid for a 1985 Audi Quattro Sport SWB that had been hit in the front and poorly resprayed before being stored since 2006 (see the profile, p. 62), and $70k for a well-restored left-hand-drive 1966 Ford Lotus Cortina Mk 1. A 1960 F.M.R. Tg500 “Tiger” sold for a staggering $131k, needing re-commissioning and with no documents. But as Aston Martin DB5 prices stagnate, the sole example offered failed to sell against an estimate of $500k. The Alfa sale means that Bonhams now holds world records for 10 marques at auction: Alfa Romeo ($9.4m), Aston Martin ($5m), Bentley ($7.9m), Jaguar ($4.96m), Lagonda ($2.1m), Lotus ($998k), Maserati ($6m), Mercedes-Benz ($29.5m), Rolls-Royce ($7.3m) and Talbot-Lago ($4.9m). ♦ Sales Totals $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 Sports Car Market 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. ENGLISH #231-1925 VAUXHALL 30-98 OE tourer. S/N OE207. Eng. # OE209. Blue/ maroon leather. RHD. Odo: 394 miles. Said to be one of 14 bodied in boattail style like this. Good older repaint, one small ding in right front fender, well-polished radiator shell and lights, motor tidy and original, buttoned seat leather just settling in. Non-original engine, modern clutch, plus later finned drums. Replacement chassis from another 3098, body is new from scuttle back. Well-base TOP 10 No. 8 miles. Elegant body by Corsica. Wears nice older paint, goodish rechrome with a few pits in lights, polish marks in radiator shell. New leather. RHD. Odo: 5,775 miles. New paint, pickled and wavy in places. Excellent new plating with a couple of small dings in lights. Older, shiny leather. New fuel pump. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $118,672. Very sought-after and very usable, this sold right for condition. #224-1949 BENTLEY MK VI Mallalieu “Oxford” roadster. S/N B368DA. Eng. # BC342. Green/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 12,377 miles. Mallalieu Bentleys were a limited production of Mk VI Specials produced by Buggatiste Derry Mallalieu in Abingdon, U.K., in the ’70s, either in four-seat “Barchetta” configuration or the more-elegant twoseat “Oxford.” This one, constructed in 1977, leather. Discreet flashing indicators. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $163,394. Offered from Irish ownership. Reportedly bought from Bonhams’ dispersal sale of the West Collection in 1998. Sold right, but see the price difference, and you can see why these get made into Low Chassis replicas. wheels on rear. Radiator is a replacement, but original included. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $413,836. Winner of a Brooklands Gold Star for averaging 114 mph for two laps, with a host of illustrious VSCC-type owners and drivers in its past. 30-98s are considered superior to Bentleys, and here was one with good but checkered history. Sold at the right money in between the prices of a Bentley 3 Litre and a 4½. With original chassis and engine, add probably 50%, bringing it to the price of a 4½. #248-1928 INVICTA 3-LITER tourer. S/N LC195. Eng. # 6651. Green/black leather. RHD. Odo: 55,574 miles. Well used with lovely patina. Rebodied in ’90s in the style of the record-breaking “Monza” 3 Liter of 1926 and obviously much enjoyed on rallies. Nicely dulled radiator shell, lightly creased leather. amazingly lived-in seats are on the point of collapse—it’s got the lot. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $1,522,938. Offered from German ownership; the high bid barely passed the $1.4m low estimate, although Bonhams was obviously expecting more. I should say “well bought” here, but $1.5 million for a tatty old Invicta, twice the price of a regular low-chassis car, does not look like a particularly good value to this observer. #225-1935 RILEY IMP 9hp roadster. S/N 6017484. Eng. # 56014. Maroon/beige Discreet flashing indicators. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $106,150. Offered from German ownership and sold at the low end of the $95k– $145k estimate range. Cheaper than a 3-Liter Sunbeam, and looks like a pretty good value at less than half the price of the equivalent Bentley 3 Litre. #234-1930 INVICTA 4½-LITER Series A High Chassis tourer. S/N A91. Dark blue/ black cloth/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 160 86 #249-1931 INVICTA 4½-LITER Stype Low Chassis Works racer. S/N S39. Dark gray/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 35,258 miles. So splendidly patinated, it’s almost a parody of itself, but this is the real thing: the ex-Works racer and veteran of the 1931 Irish TT and Brooklands Double Twelve. Wavy louvers, peeling paint, grubby engine, TOP 10 No. 1 received a later S1 engine, probably in the ’90s. It’s holding up well, with plating and recent paint good. Leather and carpets are now getting a bit tatty. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $82,655. Mallalieus were some of the first Mk VI Specials, and they remain some of the bestproportioned. The SCM Platinum Auction Database shows that this car sold in 1984 at B.C.A auctions in the U.K. for $24k (called a 1955 at that time—SCM# 11747). Although slightly under the $95k low estimate, this was fair money. #227-1949 LEA-FRANCIS 14HP woodie wagon. S/N 7670. Eng. # 4757. Maroon & wood/black vinyl/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 12,049 miles. Odd old thing but very charming, with unusual above-door weather louvers. Nice paint, timber looks lovely, but some pieces reportedly needing replacement. Creased original leather. Said to be one of fewer than 20 known to exist. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $24,796. Acquired by the seller at Bonhams’ Beaulieu sale in 2004 with 11,796 miles in #2 condition for $27k (SCM# 35343), Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. and only used on his Scottish country estate. Accepted price was right at the $24k lower estimate, perhaps due to slight deterioration in timbers. #226-1951 HEALEY TICKFORD sports saloon. S/N C1902. Eng. # B6019. Red/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 6,310 miles. Shiny new paint, good original chrome, newish seat leather, very clean engine. Much of the structure was improved over the original by a previous enthusiast owner. BEST BUY miles in Buxton, where it was bought cheap at $69k (SCM# 159120). Slightly sharper than Lot 219, the earlier silver car, but not as “nice.” #202-1959 LAND ROVER SERIES I 88 utility. S/N 141901773. Green/buff canvas/ gray vinyl. RHD. Odo: 12,476 miles. Recently and very nicely restored, not overdone. Motor tidy in correct factory finishes. Interior like new. Fresh canvas tilt. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $30,307. Some restored Series Is have gone Now fitted with seatbelts. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $55,103. Compared with the 1948 Healey Duncan saloon that Bonhams sold at Beaulieu the week before for $61k (SCM# 227907), this well-engineered and nicely set up sports saloon looked like something of a bargain at just enough to scrape over the reserve—and not half as weird. #209-1951 JAGUAR XK 120 3.8 compe- tition roadster. S/N 660864. Eng. # W27687. Green/black leather/green leather. RHD. Used for competition in New Zealand, including the 1954 New Zealand International Grand Prix. Restored in late ’90s with 3.8 motor and twoinch SUs. Now with a few chips and scratches for huge money at auction in the past year. This was for all intents and purposes the same (and slightly more usable) at rather less money. Last year I would have said this was expensive, but in light of those other sales, looks right in today’s market. in shiny paint, older green leather lightly creased. Later all-synchro gearbox fitted. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $227,602. Not registered until 1953—obviously not much call for XKs in New Zealand then. Unsold on the day at £125k ($199k), but a post-auction deal came together at this price, just over lower estimate. #268-1952 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N 671958. Red/gray leather. RHD. Righthand drive converted during 1990 restoration, along with upgraded brakes and C-type cylinder head. Refreshed in 2011 and near concours level. With tools. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $127,617. Originally supplied to the U.S. via Hoffman in New York, back to the U.K. in 1982. Last sold by H&H in 2010 with 1,395 88 #212-1959 LOLA MK 1 Climax racer. S/N BY2. Green/black vinyl. RHD. Historic car in fairly scruffy condition—but this is where Lola started, originally as a hobby. Remember: No Lola, no GT40. By chassis prefix, it was built at Mo Gomm’s shop in Byfleet, production moving later to Bromley. Would have run with a 1,097-cc Climax FWA but is currently fitted BEST BUY short of the lower estimate, but I suspect that Broadley, now 84, would not wish to offer the car at a sale other than Goodwood. Looks reasonably bought for a piece of history. #215-1961 JAGUAR XKE convertible. S/N 850038. Eng. # R11879. Metallic blue/ black cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 31,752 miles. Early flat-floor, outside-hood-lock car. Said to be the 38th RHD roadster. In very good condition following total-but sympathetic-rebuild following 20 years of storage up to 2004. Older repaint is still good, interior redone. Engine block frostdamaged in 1963 and replaced. New top, newish exhaust, thick underseal. With jack, tools, TOP 10 No. 10 books, hard top and car cover. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $360,170. What makes this car special is that it’s been in one-family ownership since 1963, and right now the market likes original cars—although with restoration and new block, this isn’t quite as original as it looks. Bonhams expected about £120k ($190k), which gets you a beautifully done, shinily restored car, but this did almost twice that, comparing well with the basket-case early car Bonhams sold at Hendon earlier in the year for $169k (SCM# 216270). Pretty much unrepeatable. #270-1963 JAGUAR XKE Series I coupe. S/N 861083. Eng. # RA10259. Gunmetal/ gray leather. RHD. Odo: 705 miles. Restored 2005–12 and like new. Excellent paint and chrome. New leather. Nice to see it on painted wires and with the front subframe not in body color, although it does have upgraded brakes and cooling, and original airbox with a 1,216-cc FWE. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $127,617. Lola founder Eric Broadley’s own car, the fourth of its type built. Originally raced by first owner Alan Ross, Broadley and others in the U.S., and in 1985 brought into its creator’s long-term ownership. Top bid fell is missing. Recorded mileage is presumably since restoration. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $136,561. Fetched more than the other flatfloor roadster in the sale (Lot 222, sold at $106k), and quite rightly, as it was far nicer. Although it looks high, I’d say correctly bought and sold here, by an owner with a bit of forward vision. Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. #205-1963 TROJAN 200 microcar. S/N SAB11049. Yellow/black cloth/blue tartan leather. RHD. Odo: 28,418 miles. Originally a Heinkel design, made under license in the U.K. by Trojan, which later went on to manufacture McLaren sports racers. Straight, re- Invicta Car Company, this one completed in 2010. Most components are from 1935–36, probably from a “High Chassis” car, built into a new underslung chassis. Excellent plating and badge enamel. Newish leather. Dash and instruments perfect. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $306,504. German-registered. Sixty-eight of the original 75 S-types reportedly still exist, but replicas, accepted by the Invicta Car Club, are much cheaper. You could triple this number if it had been one of the originals. (SCM# 227100), looks fairly bought in today’s market. #223-1987 JAGUAR XJR-8 racer. S/N painted, retrimmed, with clock. And Tweety Pie floor mat. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $37,195. Sold above the $24k–$32k estimate range, in Messerschmitt KR territory. Rarity is possibly helping here, distinguishing this from the more common microcar auction fare. TOP 10 No. 6 #243-1964 ASTON MARTIN DB5 coupe. S/N DB51616R. Silver/red leather. RHD. Odo: 72,534 miles. Good restored order, solid underneath. Newish exhaust, paint still on exhaust manifolds, so it hasn’t been driven much. Three Webers like Vantage cars and Vantage badges, plus addedon power steering. New leather. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $531,072. Have DB5s gone off the boil? They have thinned out at recent auctions, although that may be because Bonhams has sold them all. This was bid to £300k ($475k) on the block, which would only have bought a poor-to-average car last year. It was later declared sold at this price. By last year’s standards, well bought; today, I’m not so sure. #211-1966 FORD LOTUS CORTINA 2-dr sedan. S/N BA74FS59292. White/black vinyl. Odo: 39,846 miles. Perfect restoration (2010–11) on rot-free leaf-spring Aeroflow car, still with its original airbox. Interior vinyl so good it must be repro. Only deviation from original spec is quarter-bumpers at front and deletion of overriders at rear, plus U.K. lights. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $69,798. Originally supplied to the U.S., last licensed for the road (until 2013) in 1976. Quite possibly really has never been raced or rallied. Big money, but considering that a tatty original went through Silverstone Auctions in July for only $10k less 90 ran. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $1,276,540. Offered from Swiss ownership, which means an extra 5% duty to pay for it to stay in the EU. Stalled short of the £900k ($1.43m) lower estimate. “Serious interest” was reported immediately post-sale, and it was later declared “sold” at an undisclosed price. So I’m estimating £850k ($1.35m). It’s worth this much because, as well as being a racing icon, there’s plenty you can do with it, with a Group C racing series in Europe, plus, no doubt, a guaranteed ride up the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. #246-1993 INVICTA S-TYPE Low Chassis replica tourer. S/N S314B. Eng. # 7585. Dark blue/black cloth/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 1,535 miles. Perfect and shiny recent build. Third continuation built by the stored. When a regular KR200 fetches around $30k and this was expected to do similarly, this was a simply staggering price—especially for a car with no papers and in need of “recommissioning.” Previously sold at Christie’s London in 1997 for $42k, described as “completely restored, with bubble top” (SCM# 13275). #208-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 cabriolet. S/N 11102722000818. Dark blue/blue cloth/magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 9,307 miles. Excellent, straight car. New paint, new top. Unworn perforated leather, perfect dash and veneers. Good rechrome with a few faint polish marks under plating. Motor tidy, XJR8387. White & purple/black velour. MHD. The ex-Walkinshaw Racing Spa 1987 1,000 km-winning Group C car, with Brundle/ Dumfries/Boesel, 5th at Le Mans that year. In good order all around and recently put back to running order; apparently it was “totally reconstructed” by TWR before its release in 1991. Given pride of place at the venue, attracting much attention from men of a certain age who might have been schoolboys when it GERMAN #250-1960 F.M.R. TG500 “Tiger” micro- car. S/N 21035. Black/gray velour. MHD. Odo: 21,535 miles. Excellent restored order, one front indicator lens missing. No top in evidence, but should be plexi bubble. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $131,194. Canadian-market car (one of seven, reportedly), has been in the Bruce Weiner Collection, where it was re- air filter casing in body color. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $261,782. In this ownership since 2011, previously changed hands at auction in 2001, offered but not sold by H&H at Duxford in April 2012 at an undiscosed high bid (SCM# Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. 203346). Sold here beyond the top of the $190k–$225k estimate range—but this is where they are now. #269-1985 AUDI SPORT QUATTRO coupe. S/N WAUZZZ85ZEA9005089. Eng. # KW000027. Proteo Red Mica/gray velour. Odo: 52,769 km. Looks so rough and unloved that I first thought it had to be a replica chopped from a standard-length car. But no, it’s one of the very rare real ones. It’s obviously had a bit of a life, although the interior Paint lightly orangepeeled in places. New leather lightly wrinkled. Good rechrome, new exhausts, very tidy engine, a/c added. Sits on factory in 2004. Wheels, paint and interior (with dash-top a/c) done in 2010. Leather redone, Borletti a/c controls on dash top. Now less than 1,000 miles later, paint is cracked in places, front clamshell fit not very good. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,469,272. Ex-Rod Stewart, no doubt originally funded off the back of his first hit “Maggie May” (a B-side, trivia fans) and the Faces’ album “Long Player.” Bought by the seller at RM Battersea in 2010 for $1.1m, when about $850k–$900k was expected (SCM# 167963). Before that, the car sold post-sale for $122k in 2002 with odo showing 29,372 miles; then, it was considered a relative bargain (SCM# 30900). Looks like even more of a bargain now. is pretty much unworn. Obviously hit in the front and repaired, with cracks in 2001 repaint on windshield pillars and front fenders. In storage since 2006. How sad. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $184,860. Said to be one of 164 customer cars. Originally supplied to Oman. Still managed to fetch top estimate, while a nice one might be 50% more. (See the profile, p. 62.) ITALIAN TOP 10 No. 3 #218-1961 FERRARI 250 GT Series II cabriolet. S/N 2943GT. Eng. # 2943GT. Green/green hard top/black leather. Odo: 61,972 km. Very original car verging on the tatty, with cracked and swirly paint, bubbling door bottoms, rusty rocker covers, corroded and curbed Borranis, seat leather cracking through. You could fix the fuel pump, then wipe it over with an oily rag wrinkles, original interior good. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $378,059. Sold from deceased owner’s estate (owned since 1979) and fetched £100k ($160k) over lower estimate. Few owners and only one restoration probably makes the difference here. (See the profile, p. 56.) and drive it, but it’s probably destined for restoration. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $1,129,386. Originally a home-market car, then in Germany; in this family ownership in Norway for 40 years. This was expensive for a car needing restoration, but as we have seen, provenance and history sometimes mean more than the state of the actual metal, bringing the price here far beyond the $640k–$800k predicted. #228-1967 FERRARI 330 GTC coupe. S/N 10555. Red/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 66,965 miles. Very shiny following restoration in the U.K. around 1990. TOP 10 No. 4 92 #262-1972 LAMBORGHINI MIURA SV coupe. S/N 4818. Eng. # 30734. Yellow/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 31,708 miles. Said to be one of seven RHD cars. Restored at cost of $290k by the Lambo TOP 10 No. 2 weld repairs to chassis. Fresh oiled canvas on seats. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $29,388. Sold well over the $24k high estimate, but it’s the matching-parts aspect that clinches the deal. High price, but fairly bought for condition. #272-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 1946765114076. Eng. # 6114076F0209HE. Trophy Blue/white vinyl/ blue leather. Odo: 56,600 km. 327-ci 350-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Restored in the U.K. around 10 years ago and still excellent, very bright paint and leather with good rechrome. Panel fit Borranis rather than factory alloys. Nice registration number, too. (In the U.K., they stay with the car.) Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $619,557. Last sold for $117k in 2003 at Coys’ London sale (SCM# 31855). Price paid was $10k less than a slightly not-so-good example at RM the previous week—that’ll be the London effect for you. With that in mind, slightly well bought, but still beyond the $450k–$550k estimate range. #216-1972 FERRARI 246 GT DINO coupe. S/N 03672. Eng. # 03672. Blue/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 36,956 miles. One of 235 U.K.-supplied RHD cars, restored 2009 and still shiny new paint over pretty good panel fit—and engine cover fits. Fairly good rechrome with a couple of small TOP 10 No. 9 AMERICAN #201-1944 WILLYS MB jeep. S/N MB341322. Olive drab/khaki canvas/khaki canvas. Odo: 544 miles. Good restored (2006) order with new paint and flat floors. Appears allWillys, rather than the usual mixture. Some all good, modern speakers on rear deck. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $77,145. Swiss-market car, hence the earless knockoffs and 4-speed (Europeans by and large hate slushers); catalog says it was sourced from the U.S. in 2002. Sold market-correct for the U.K., may look expensive by U.S. standards. © Sports Car Market


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Russo and Steele Las Vegas, NV Russo and Steele — Las Vegas 2013 A red 1974 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino sold for $322k, followed by a 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake at $130k and a Bahia Red 1973 Porsche 911S at $116k Company Russo and Steele Date September 26–28, 2013 Location Las Vegas, NV Auctioneers Jeff Stokes, Rob Low, Dan Rouse, Phil Gee, Frank Bizzarro Automotive lots sold/offered 102/237 Sales rate 43% Sales total $3,533,540 High sale 1974 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino, sold at $321,750 1974 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino Spyder, sold at $321,750 Report and photos by Jack Tockston Market opinions in italics R usso and Steele held its inaugural Las Vegas auction this September in the pavilion of The New Tropicana resort and casino. The carpeted auction venue was typical Russo and Steele, with their theater-in-the-round format nestled amid padded bleachers. Bidders are encouraged to inspect the cars on the block, and you can readily judge the amount of interest on each by the number of bodies on stage. Typically, Russo and Steele’s offerings are eclectic, ranging from European and American sedans, to sports and muscle cars, to hot rods and customs. High sale here was a red 1974 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino that sold for $322k. Next highest were a 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake at $130k and a Bahia Red 1973 Porsche 911S that changed hands for $116k. Some no-sales were at high levels, including a 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster that topped out at $810k, a 2008 Lamborghini LP640 that didn’t meet reserve at $180k, and a contemporary one-off Ferrari-esque “Sport Speciale” roadster at $410k. Although the “Sport Speciale” didn’t meet reserve, it was the auction’s poster car and a favorite of mine. The roadster was hand-built over two years by The Creative Workshop in Dania Beach, FL, finished in 2007, and showed 5,000 miles. Commissioned to fill a patron’s no-expense-spared dream of a contemporary masterpiece based on classic lines with cutting-edge technology, it even featured a GPS-tied speedometer for accuracy. Flawless hand-beaten aluminum bodywork inspired by the Ferrari TR 59/60, tan Italian glove-leather interior, 6-speed gearbox, custom BMW V12 (450 hp), and hand-built 1,000-rivet gas tank were all a part of the attractive package. The inaugural three-day event coincided with Barrett-Jackson’s auction a short tram ride away. Judging by Russo’s total sales of $3.5m, there is clearly money here in Vegas. If more auction houses joined in, Las Vegas could become another car-collecting epicenter, such as Monterey in August and Scottsdale in January. The desert city has thousands of affordable rooms, excellent auction venues, world-class entertainment, an impressive multi-purpose racetrack, and already hosts major motorsport events such as SEMA, NASCAR, and top-level road and drag racing. This was an important sale for Russo and Steele, which has in the past focused on 1973 Porsche 911S coupe, sold at $116,000 94 Scottsdale and Monterey, and these results were solid for an all-new event. I’m sure we’ll see Russo here again in the future, and I’m willing to bet we’ll be seeing even better numbers when they return. ♦ Sports Car Market Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices


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Russo and Steele Las Vegas, NV ENGLISH #F441-1952 MG TD roadster. S/N TD11992EXLNA. Red/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 23,904 miles. Older repaint in original red now showing minor scratches, rubs and micro-blisters. Tan cloth top is oil-stained, which may clean up. Original fenders; right rear pulled out at top is an easy fix. Badge bar fronts single Lucas Flamethrower driving light. Maintained interior in BEST BUY #F468-1965 GINETTA G12 coupe. S/N G12032. Orange/black vinyl. Odo: 3 miles. Fresh rebuild of a tiny mid-engined British road-racing coupe. Paint and panels as-new; roof modified with double-bubble to accommodate helmeted taller drivers. Windows clear, including plexi sliders on doors. Drysump Ingram Lotus Twin Cam engine (180 hp) inhales via two Spanish-built Weber 45 DCOE side-draft carbs to spin a Hewland Mk top, repro Minilite rims, show chrome throughout. Dual Raydot mirrors, custom exhaust with four tips. Luxurious interior updated with parchment leather seating with “SpitSix” embroidered on headrests, immacu- good order. Engine clean, no leaks or seeps. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,325. Prior owner obtained this car via sealed bid in 1983 when it was offered after being displayed in New York’s Times Square in a glass box promoting Ballantine’s whiskey. Valued at $20k–$30k in the SCM Price Guide, so buyer has money left for fettling without going underwater. A sound investment. #S667-1953 MG TD roadster. S/N TD22963. Green/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 24,915 miles. No reserve. Quickie green repaint with runs and orange peel on lower panels, rust-free. Hood fit off, U.S.-spec wind wings. Rag tearing, backlight cloudy. Badge bar holds dual Lucas Flamethrowers with RAC badge in center. Interior presentable, gauges clear. Engine clean, no leaks or seeps. 9 4-speed gearbox. Tidy! Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $37,500. Oh, how I wanted this, but didn’t fit! Old road-racers (like me) know the Ginetta G12 as a tiny British club-racing coupe with go-kart handling that could go head-to-head against big-block competitors with just 1,600 ccs. Bidding failed to meet the unstated reserve, so perhaps this wasn’t the right venue. Race cars in general can be a hard sell unless they have championship-winning histories. #F405-1966 HILLMAN HUSKY wagon. S/N B21101864. Aqua & white/aqua & white vinyl. Odo: 21,443 miles. One repaint over straight panels retaining factory gaps. Minor dings and chips indicate use. Glass good, original brightwork seviceable. Roof rack fitted for added utility. Interior clean, seats and door cards redone in aqua and white vinyl. Engine clean, stock, splash panels in primer. Four- late dash, deep carpeting. Drivetrain clean, deeply detailed underhood with GT6 engine conversion replacing original four. Possibly the best-looking Spitfire on the planet. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $19,525. To paraphrase Sir Winston Churchill, never has so much been spent on so little. There must be an interesting story on this build, but it wasn’t told. This sold at Mecum’s Monterey sale in August for $22,470 (SCM# 231081). A no-reserve offering here a month later, it was obtained by the newest owner for three grand less for a wellbought result. #F462-1993 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL R coupe. S/N SCBZ03D5PCX42129. Black/ black leather. Odo: 64,840 miles. Mulliner coupe coachwork straight, ding and ripplefree, factory shutlines. Triple-black. Books and records present. Glass and brightwork mint. Interior shows nearly new with light creasing of driver’s seat. Walnut veneers lightly brushed over to seal subtle lifting. Looks to be a serviceable weekend driver for sunny country lanes. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $20,900. This was a no-reserve offering, and British car enthusiasts attending had an eye on this one. It had needs, but nothing insurmountable in a home garage with proper time and tools. Total production of this series was near 30,000, with the majority destined for our shores. It sold for just above the $20k low estimate, where its value will largely remain as presented. Result was fair to both buyer and seller. 96 speed manual gearbox includes electric overdrive. Roomier alternative to a used Mini. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $8,750. This was a perky-looking ride that begged to be made into a fun sleeper with a small-block V8 underhood. Market value wouldn’t be hurt, and probably enhanced, since demand for the marque touches zero. Final bid was all the money, and seller should have grabbed it. #S659-1972 TRIUMPH SPITFIRE con- vertible. S/N FK35889U. Raspberry Pearl/tan cloth/parchment leather. Odo: 41,704 miles. No reserve. Flawless deep Raspberry Pearl paint on straight panels, factory gaps, save hood fit off left side. Spendy-looking tan cloth Corded factory cell phone present. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $36,300. 1,290 of these were made for worldwide consumption, with 196 Bentleys U.S.-bound in 1993. MSRP was $270k, plus gas-guzzler tax, plus sales tax and dealer fees. Status costs money. Original owner said to be Kelsey Grammer of “Frasier” fame. This day, it sold well under market value for a more economical and well-bought result. Depreciation is a wonderful thing, especially without markup for a celebrity connection. #F417-2001 JAGUAR XKR convertible. S/N SAJDA42B61PA16351. Metallic maroon/ tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 51,473 miles. Excellent condition with straight panels, factory gaps, no evidence of bodywork repairs. Two tiny parking dings in driver’s door by handle. Good glass and brightwork, alloys uncurbed. Interior stock and clean, driver’s seat lightly Sports Car Market


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Russo and Steele Las Vegas, NV creased, per mileage. Showroom supercharged engine compartment all-original, including decals. Oregon plates in Scottsdale, AZ, frames imply rust-free residences. Nice driver. No reserve. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $15,400. MSRP was $85k when new. A decade later, you could own such elegance for less than Hyundai money. This was a nice example in pleasing colors, with low mileage and excellent presentation. At no reserve, it sold for just under full retail for a well-bought and -sold result. GERMAN #S692-1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 1210407502387. Black/ black hard top/red leather. Odo: 65,249 miles. Very good black paint on unrippled panels, mint hard top. Chrome and stainless good, dual driving lights on front bumper, steel wheels with original caps, tires dirty, incorrect exhaust tip. Flawless red leather interior, square-weave gray carpeting also as-new. En- tory-fresh with no use. Hood reluctant to catch on closing. A likely class-winner at discerning concours. Formerly in Canada, previous history known. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $850,000. One of 1,377 built 1957–61. Auction prices of 300SL drop-tops have been on a slow, deliberate march upward, now close to and often equaling the Gullwing coupes. This mint specimen was the top no-sale of the auction when bidding stalled at $850k. #S683-1963 PORSCHE 356B cabriolet. S/N 157127. Black/black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 88,788 miles. Sinister-looking black cabrio on chrome steel wheels and caps. Recent strip and repaint to high order, excellent panels, shutlines, gaps. Black cloth top expertly fitted with no evidence of deployment. Glass and glitter to collector standard. Tan leather and door handles lightly pitted. Wood steering wheel, black leatherette seats slightly baggy, interior otherwise in good order. Engine area clean, no leaks. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $57,500. This car no-saled at $47k at the Branson auction in April (SCM# 216075). Originally 1,600 cc; rebuild by Ted Blake used larger jugs and pistons, bringing displacement to 1,720 cc, making a few purists cringe, and drivers happy. Overall, an attractive driver with needs if concours showing is the goal. The SCM Price Guide says these top out at about $55k, so final bid should have been all the money. #S690-1973 PORSCHE 911S coupe. S/N 911330036. Bahia Red/black leatherette. Odo: 64,428 miles. Texas plates, 1996 restoration still looks good. Zero rust, one minor dent right-rear fender, small dent front bumper rub strip, tinted glass, correct-size Toyo tires on Fuchs rims. Minor scuffing of interior chrome. Blaupunkt CD head with Pioneer speakers on kick panels and back shelf. Otherwise stock gine area topically clean. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $112,750. No longer the “poor man’s 300SL,” these are appreciating. With black on red, this was a smart-looking 190. Interestingly, the 4-cylinder engine was based on the 300SL six. MSRP with hard top was $5,020 in big 1958 dollars. This was a nice example selling for double the $60k low estimate, but still well under the $125k high estimate, leaving profit potential for later. Buyer and seller should be pleased with this outcome. #S687-1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 19804210002403. Cream/ brown steel hard top/red leather. Odo: 13,827 miles. Superb paint, brown hard top, tan cloth convertible top stowed underneath. Showquality chrome, steel wheels with caps, clear glazing all around. Unblemished red leather throughout inside, wonderful aroma, jewelquality dash and instruments. Driver’s sill lightly scuffed, right door sticks on closing. Numbers-matching underhood, appears fac- 98 Sports Car Market interior clean, driver’s seat feels a bit baggy to my bony bottom, but looks hardly used. Engine area spotless, no seeps or leaks. Lovely. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $105,000. This was an exceptional 356B admired even by enthusiasts wearing regalia of other marques. Last sold for a justifiable $121k at Russo and Steele’s Scottsdale auction in January 2012 (88,725 miles showing, SCM# 191735). Too bad Seinfeld wasn’t here. #S712-1964 PORSCHE 356SC coupe. S/N 127119. Ruby Red/black leatherette. Odo: 2,136 miles. Numbers-matching coupe with windows-in repaint with minor flaws, peeling door jambs. Stone guards on headlights, hood fit off, rubber seals cracking, window frames and clean, a/c equipped. Engine lightly detailed, appears all correct, no seeps. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $116,000. A good-looking red 911 with shiny paint, clean presentation, and low original miles generates interest. In this case, lots of it, with a selling price considerably over the $85k high estimate. One of 3,180 built in 1972–73, this was a special order from Forest Lane Porsche-Audi in Dallas. An eyecatching example well sold. #F403-1973 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2-dr sedan. S/N 118731954. Red & white/ orange & white vinyl. Odo: 89,342 miles. Recent average windows-in paint over minor dings, now with a few chips. White steel roof rack, very good chrome bumpers and glass. New tires on steel wheels. Fresh custom interior in red-and-white vinyl. No radio. Immaculate engine compartment, no leaks. Attractive presentation at 10 feet. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT


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Fresh Meat by Chad Tyson Russo and Steele Las Vegas, NV Online sales of contemporary cars 2014 Chevrolet Corvette 3LT coupe Date sold: 11/04/2013 eBay auction ID: 231086663823 Seller’s eBay ID: brenegenchevrolet Sale type: New car with four miles VIN: 1G1YE2D79E5104710 Details: Arctic White over Brownstone leather; 6.2-liter V8 rated at 455 hp, 7-sp manual, RWD Sale result: $64,810, 1 bid, sf 266 MSRP: $64,810 (as equipped) Other current offering: Your nearest Chevrolet dealer. 2013 BMW 750Li M Sport $8,800. This was a good-looking Beetle with an inviting interior. With 46 hp and 1,740 pounds curb weight, it’ll blend in with today’s traffic without redlining. We’re seeing more of these at auctions because they’re easily freshened, and often bring a small profit for the builder. Such was the case here, with both seller and buyer pleased with the outcome. It later sold this very weekend at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas sale for $13,200, with CocaCola graphics added (SCM# 228062). Quick flip, tidy profit. #F420-1982 MERCEDES-BENZ 380SL convertible. S/N WDBBA45A4CBO12884. Red/black cloth/gray leather. Odo: 65,842 miles. No-reserve car, and for good reason. One average repaint in original red with casual masking and runs. Grille slats missing, bugand stone-speckled front, cracked dash, baggy visors and seats, perished weather seals, broken lenses, body filler cracking at right-rear, #F456-1990 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 4 “slantnose” coupe. S/N WPOAB2962LS452056. Silver/navy leather. Odo: 64,739 miles. Immaculate silver paint. Slantnose bodywork, sunroof-equipped. Brightwork excellent, uncurbed factory alloys. Windshield lightly chipped from road duty, minor stone chips on nose. No placard, documentation or consignor present to verify originality of bodywork, but called a “matching-numbers example.” Leather interior clean, driver’s seat lightly creased, right seat mint. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $34,650. Further proof of why consignors should be standing by to answer questions or provide information by other means. No evidence of body repairs noted, but there was a lingering question about original or replacement panels. This was offset somewhat by the selling price, which was under high estimate for the real deal. Let’s call this one well sold. Date sold: 11/04/2013 eBay auction ID: 261320135636 Seller’s eBay ID: scmautosales Sale type: Used car with 8,342 miles VIN: WBAYE8C54DDE22118 Details: Alpine White over white/black leather; 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 rated at 445 hp, 8-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $75,000, Buy it Now, sf 257 MSRP: $104,425 (as equipped) Other current offering: Nalley BMW in Decatur, GA, offering a 2013 750Li M Sport in black over gray for $90,146. 2012 Audi R8 4.2 coupe rust bubbles in rockers and sills. Hard top fitted, ragtop not seen. Driver-quality underhood, all fluids low. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $4,950. An auction staple, this example had a lot of needs. It looked tired, and bringing it up to a quality standard would put you underwater with the first repair bill. With no reserve (or books and records), it sold well under the $6k–$13k estimate, which seemed appropriate for condition—or parts. #F438-1984 MERCEDES-BENZ 300D limousine. S/N 123132212300277. Silver/blue cloth. Odo: 62,661 miles. Very good silver paint on Euro-spec limo with factory panels and gaps. Brightwork and glass very good, some weatherseals dried. Original steel wheels and full caps. Interior done in blue cloth, door panels baggy, dash bottom loose. Tinted win- Date sold: 11/02/2013 eBay auction ID: 221305327908 Seller’s eBay ID: supercars*2010 Sale type: Used car with 4,925 miles VIN: WUAAUAFG3CN001866 Details: Lava Gray Pearl over black leather; 4.2-liter V8 rated at , 6-sp auto, AWD Sale result: $96,980, But It Now MSRP: $114,200 (base) Other current offering: DC Motors in Anaheim Hills, CA, asking $119,000 for a Daytona Gray Pearl Effect R8 4.2 with 9,812 miles. ♦ 100 dows with rear curtains. Diesel engine remarkably clean and original. With a/c. Miles showing may be true. No reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $11,825. There were two of these on the docket, and this was the lesser one. Considering the small market for such a machine, the selling price looked correct. believably original. Engine bay clean, although not deep-detailed. In high demand. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $321,750. In the mid’70s, while stationed at the Pentagon, I turned down a Dino 246 in yellow over black for $11,500 because it lacked a/c. Duh! We all have at least one that “got away,” but back then, the 246 GTS was just a used car. Price paid for this one was currently market-correct. #S645-1985 FERRARI 308 GTS QV coupe. S/N FFUA13A5F0056583. Rosso Corsa/black vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 46,840 miles. Iconic model with fuel-injected 32-valve V8. Presents well with shiny paint, Sports Car Market ITALIAN #S686-1974 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO Spyder. S/N 08248. Red/black vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 24,131 miles. A featured car. Squeaky clean on top, minor dust on chassis indicating light enjoyment. Sparkly minimal brightwork, clear glass, uncurbed factory alloys. Interior clean, driver’s seat slightly creased, right seat fine. 24k miles showing and


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Russo and Steele Las Vegas, NV nice factory alloys, good rubber. Glass and minimal trim good. Dash, leather seats, and carpet look good, despite some desert debris from previous day’s high winds. Engine clean, oil and filter changed 98 miles ago per sticker. Odo: 29,094 miles. 239-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Car presents as new, no bodywork evident, all brightwork mint. Trademark green-tint Skyliner plexi roof insert. Minor stone chips on hood front, glass and weatherseals excellent. Repro interior well fitted, embroidered Ford water and oil gauges by Stewart Warner. Original Offy replaced with 16-valve DOHC Quad 4 (200-plus hp) on racing gas from eight-gallon fuel cell. Two-speed Muncie trans with No books and records mentioned. Looks alloriginal. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $34,650. Magazine hacks always have to mention some detective who drove an early red 308 in a Hawaii-based TV series, but not here. This later version is a bit more user-friendly than the carburated 308, and QV models usually fall in the $31k–$45k range. This was a decent example that sold correctly. Buyer and seller should share a Magnum over the sale. SWEDISH #F413-1978 VOLVO 262C Bertone coupe. S/N VC26265LD003381. Metallic green, black stripes/black cloth. Odo: 82,959 miles. Radical custom street/autocross/trackday car. Most panels handbuilt steel, including all flared corners, shaved bumpers. Grille loose, stone-chipped nose and lenses, plexi rear spoiler. Lowered stance on 18-inch Kinesis alloys, Grand National brakes, ladder bars, Ford nine-inch rear. Interior caged; cloth rac- crest on package shelf. Engine clean with optional 4-bbl to produce 160 hp, versus 120 with usual 2-bbl. Attractive and orderly. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $23,375. Placard said engine was a flathead, but the correct first-year OHV Y-block engine with Holley 4-bbl carb was underhood. Also confusing, the first number of the VIN was “O” where a “U” is expected to signify a V8. If verifiable as correct, I think this could easily reach its high estimate of $38k. For now, I’m calling this one well bought. #S703-1957 STUDEBAKER GOLDEN HAWK coupe. S/N 6103090. Black/gold vinyl. Odo: 59,180 miles. 289-ci supercharged V8, 3-sp. Gorgeous deep black paint, gold accents, wide white repro Firestone tires, steel wheels, full mint caps. Show chrome and stainless throughout, flawless glass and emblems. As-new gold interior, dash, steering wheel, bench seats. Deep-detailed underhood reverse, 2-speed quick-change rear. Fun toy. Post-restoration, the car won the Lucas Oil Sportsman Award in 2012 at California’s Auto Club Speedway, achieving 132 mph. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $27,500. Epperly roadsters achieved two podiums and qualified three times on Indy’s front row. With no known racing history, and with the original Offy swapped out for a Quad 4, value takes a hit with collectors. Still, it’s a fun toy. Seller sat car-side for three days to answer questions. He was disappointed with the sale price, but market value was set by bidders. Call this one well bought and sold with a nod to the buyer. #S688-1959 FERRARI SPORTS SPECIALE tribute roadster. S/N AZ300361. Rosso Barchetta/tan leather. Odo: 5,401 miles. 2007 handmade one-off special inspired by “the styling cues from such iconic cars as the Ferrari TR 59/60, Aston Martin DBR1, Maserati 450S and others,” with modern technology underneath. Flawless aluminum bodywork on custom chassis. Marchal lighting, custom Borrani chrome wire wheels. Cockpit is Italian glove leather, Nardi steering wheel, Veglia ing buckets. Underhood clean with Chevy 6.2-L 436-hp LS3 engine. Auto trans. A 2011 SEMA show car. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $18,000. This was an impressive build with the quality expected for a SEMA car. Its bright color, sinister stance and killer drivetrain made this one of my favorite rides present. Bidding came nowhere near estimated build cost, although it reportedly sold for $14,300 at Barrett-Jackson in Reno just a few weeks ago (SCM# 230353). AMERICAN #F440-1954 FORD CRESTLINER Skyliner 2-dr hard top. S/N 04GF100890. Ivory/green plexiglass/ivory & green vinyl. 102 with McCulloch supercharger. Miles are documented originals. Incredible. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $88,000. Walking by this car, all you saw were 1957 reflections. I have no sufficient adjectives to describe this #1-plus collectible. One owner for 56 years kept up with all maintenance for 59k miles, with emphasis on “all.” Buyer now owns one of the best Studes on the planet at nearly double the $45k high estimate, and justifiably so. #F465-1959 EPPERLY INDY racer. S/N BOS. Red/black vinyl. 2012 cosmetic and mechanical restoration. Paint and bodywork fresh with excellent panel fit; alloys enhance low stance. Spartan interior, Autogage tach, gauges, Marelli switchgear, GPS-controlled speedometer. Immaculate custom BMW V12 (450 hp), Hilborn-type tuneable injection, handmade headers, 6-speed manual. 0-60 in 3.5. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $410,000. AZ title reads “1959 Ferrari SPCON.” The Creative Workshop of Dania Beach, FL, took two years to hand-fabricate one man’s vision of the ultimate sports car. This alloy masterpiece has been featured on several TV shows and in 17 publications and counting. On the block late in the auction’s third evening, active bidding went to $410k making this the second-highest no-sale of the auction. © Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. Bonhams — Beaulieu Autojumble The 1934 MG Magnette NA Allingham drophead coupe made $119k, with high-sale honors going to a 1926 Sunbeam 3-Liter twin cam tourer at $256k Company Bonhams Date September 7, 2013 Location Beaulieu, U.K. Auctioneer Sholto Gilbertson Automotive lots sold/offered 112/134 Sales rate 84% Sales total $4,394,022 High sale 1926 Sunbeam 3-Liter tourer, sold at $256,494 Buyer’s premium 1934 MG Magnette NA Allingham drophead coupe, sold at $119,481 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics A huge entry at Bonhams’ annual Beaulieu sale, held alongside the International Autojumble, meant the lots overspilled the venue even further than usual — even toward the National Motor Museum. Front-of-rostrum star lot, the 1934 MG Magnette NA with concealed-hood drophead bodywork by Allingham, made $119k as predicted, although it lost to the high-sale spot to the catalog cover car, a 1926 Sunbeam 3-Liter twin cam tourer that sold at the right $256k — and that car was almost eclipsed by a 1953 Alfa 1900C Sprint coupe with later 2-liter engine, surpassing its estimate by almost three times to eventually sell for $247k. A very rare and restored 1948 Healey Duncan saloon sold for $61k, almost twice its lower estimate, an Allard M1 drophead took $95k and a shiny Chevrolet 3100 pickup did well at $47k. A Bugatti Type 35 looked at least 80 years old but turned out to be a very close copy: an Argentinean Pur Sang made in 1999. It sold for a high $191k, but it was at least far nearer the real thing than the VW Beetle-based “replica” (and that term should be used very loosely) that sold for an inexplicably market-correct $8,900. The 1991 Honda NSX — the second first-series car to fetch strong money at auction in as many months — sold at $51k, confirming that interest in these Japanese baby supercars is up. Although there were fewer restoration projects than 104 15% up to $80,543; 12% thereafter, included in auction prices ($1 = £0.62) traditionally featured at this sale, Bonhams always finds a few of note, and the 1936 Alvis Speed 20 made $19k. Bonhams claims that only two Asters survive and it had both of them: a 1927 21/60 project that sold at $28k, and a 1924 18/50 coupe with dickey, up and running and in nicely mellowed condition and looking perhaps a safer buy at $41k. Outside, for $13k you could have had a 1937 Ford fire pumper or a nicely restored 1956 Land Rover, which looked a great value against a 1958 Porsche Allgaier diesel tractor at $30k — although the perfect petrol-powered “little gray Fergie” opposite would have been an even better buy at its $4,800– $8,000 estimate, had it sold. Minor celebrity fare was the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II station Beaulieu, U.K. wagon formerly owned by John Entwistle of The Who, which sold for $71k against a $19k–$26k estimate. Another of the Harrods RollsRoyce Phantom V fleet that Bonhams is gradually dispersing sold for $93k. Filling the oddball slot was a Bond Bug at $6k, while E=motion, the 2003 electric world land-speed-record contender fetched $19k against a similar estimate, possibly to chase the recently raised record set by Lord Drayson this year at 204 mph. Bonhams then drew a deep breath before decanting one county east to Goodwood for its annual Revival sale the following week. James Knight, Group Director of the Motoring Department said, “Beaulieu eclipsed last year’s record-breaking sale, and we now look forward to conducting our blue-ribbon sale at Goodwood Revival this weekend.” ♦ $5m $4m $3m $2m $1m 0 Sports Car Market 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Sales Totals


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Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. ENGLISH #347-1924 ASTER 18/50 coupe. S/N 133. Eng. # 5278W. Yellow & black/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 15,740 miles. Really nice brass, older paint, leather in good order. Sidemount spares, dickey in rear. Mechanically kept up, used in rallies in the early ’90s. Fuel pump and cracks and wear. New cylinder block in 1993, wheels new last year. With overdrive, vacuum brake servo and discreet flashing indicators. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $256,494. Originally supplied to Argentina, back to the U.K. in 1972 and sold at auction December 1985, in this ownership since 2008. Expected to be the star car of the sale and sold for the predicted money. #346-1927 ASTER 21/60 tourer. S/N G261S263. Bare alloy/red leather. RHD. Unfinished restoration project. Looks mostly complete and with the heavy lifting done. Mechanicals have been refurbished and rebuilt. #366-1934 MG MAGNETTE NA Alling- ham drophead coupe. S/N N701. Eng. # 946AN. Red & black/black vinyl/red leather. RHD. Odo: 964 miles. Light 6-cylinder. Good older restoration with nice paint—shame about the stick-on coachlines, though. Polish marks and pits under radiator rechrome; lights are better. Nice dash and instruments, newish flashing indicators added; otherwise original spec, reportedly. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $40,993. Extremely rare example. Considering that Lot 346, the 1927 project car, sold for $28k, this looked like a fair price for a decent runner. #353-1924 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP SILVER GHOST folding landaulette. S/N 7AU. Eng. # U6. Green/black cloth/green leather. RHD. Odo: 57,493 miles. Lovely patina and really nice dull nickel on radiator shell and lights. Leather lightly creased, dash Well-done new body. Older leather still okay, lovely nickel on radiator shell. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $27,950. Has been in the U.S. Offered here from the same ownership as Lot 347, the $491k 18/50 coupe. Offered at no reserve and sold well over the $13k–$22k estimate. and controls nice. Rollback folding top in good order. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $183,905. Paris Motor Show car, being sold out of estate. Sold a little over the $160k low estimate and not expensive for a very usable Ghost. #325-1926 SUNBEAM 3-LITER Super Sports Twin Cam tourer. S/N 4231GF. Eng. # 4231F. Green/black cloth/black leather. RHD. Odo: 10,535 km. Good driver order. Some marks on radiator shell might polish out, lights better. Older leather taking on some but similar-looking and -performing 2-liters sell for $150k-plus. Previously sold at H&H for $38k pre-restoration in 2003, when we said, “$14,320 over top estimate paid was huge money for this barn discovery with a non-original body. There’s something about nasty old cars that sometimes gets bidders very, very excited” (SCM # 36405). Quite so, and now that it was nicer, it attracted less interest and an unremarkable price. 106 same late ownership as the similar car sold by Bonhams at Hendon in April 2012 for $80k (SCM# 201523). Sold very slightly low here, with enough steam left in it for retail—and sure enough, immediately advertised for £78k/$126k (a $40k markup) by a dealer well versed in such arithmetic. #326-1947 ALLARD M1 convertible. S/N M1096. Eng. # 7212352. Dark blue/blue cloth/black leather. RHD. Odo: 1,024 miles. Good restored (2006) order, running an overbored Ford flathead with Ford C4 transmission, narrowed Fox Mustang axle, plus disc brakes from a Suzuki Grand Vitara. Paint and Sports Car Market #322-1931 LAGONDA 3-LITER tourer. S/N Z9850. Eng. # Z1602. Green/black cloth/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 2,772 miles. Well used, newish fabric body. Redone leather. One ding in radiator shell. Motor a bit rusty. Rev counter and fuel gauge need connecting. Was a saloon, then a tourer, barn-found following 40 years of storage. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $85,714. Sold pretty low when the more sophisticated leather, small cracks in plastic wheel rim. Replacement engine block, preselector gearbox was fitted after restoration but original nonsynchro box is included. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $119,481. According to the catalog, 11 of these elegant dropheads with dickey seats were made, and four are thought to exist. Owned and restored in Germany and sold right in the middle of the estimated $105k– $140k. #350-1937 ROLLS-ROYCE 25/30HP Tickford all-weather saloon. S/N GRP32. Eng. # A23G. Black & white/black vinyl/red leather. RHD. Odo: 50,502 miles. Nice paint and plating, new red leather. Still with original accessory decanters and complete toolkit. Painted wires behind Easiclean discs. Really good in all respects. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $83,851. Was in the U.S. in the ’60s. From the


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Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. with a V5 by VOSA, so it’s legit), so probably rebuilt as a mongrel with whatever bits came to hand. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $13,043. Sold just over the $12k low estimate and not expensive compared with other recent S1 sales, explained by being a bit of a bitsa. If you didn’t mind that, fairly bought, and who’s gonna know? #304-1958 AUSTIN-HEALEY SPRITE leather like new. Running boards added. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $94,982. Sydney Allard would probably have approved. Sold well over the $65k high estimate, but still only around half what it cost to build. #327-1948 HEALEY DUNCAN sports saloon. S/N Eng. # B1953N761. Silver/red leather. Odo: 3,850 miles. Yet another permutation on the basic Healey chassis and Riley “big four” running gear. Good restored (1996) order. Good chrome and trim, excellent dash and instruments, newish leather. Cond: 2-. rear spring boxes appears to have tilted, indicating serious structural weakness. Original (huge) steering wheel and fairly recent leather. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $11,552. Bought at Bonhams’ Harrogate sale in November 2008 for $9,285 and museum-stored since. Offered at no reserve and sold for about two-thirds the price of a really nice car. #400-1969 BENTLEY T1 convertible. SOLD AT $61,490. Brought more than the 1951 Tickford saloon on the same running gear that sold a week later at Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival sale for $55k (SCM# 227863). You can put that down to rarity as well as its futuristic looks. #423-1956 LAND ROVER SERIES I 88 utility. S/N 111800168. Eng. # 276 067. Green/buff canvas/green vinyl. RHD. Odo: 37,941 miles. Nicely restored (late 2000s) early Landie, with rear seats and roll-up tilt. Chassis number says it’s a 1958 petrol rig; engine number comes from a IIa diesel SOLD AT $78,260. Sold where expected and compares well with the early chrome-bumper Corniche sold by H&H at Rockingham Castle last month for $48k (SCM# 228385), following the inexplicable rule that most convertibles are worth about twice as much as coupes. (launched September of ’61). Was a Category C insurance write-off in 2007 (and re-issued 108 #405-1971 JAGUAR XKE Series III convertible. S/N 1S52159. Eng. # 7S12896SP. Red/red fiberglass hard top/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 22,202 miles. Shiny and presentable, but paint flaking off rockers and a few previous weld repairs under there, too. Very dusty engine following a life in the desert. Original interior holding up well. Vendor ad- Sports Car Market S/N DBH7124. Dark green/brown cloth/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 18,893 miles. Straight and shiny, rear arches okay. Excellent veneers, leather lightly creased. Generally better than average. With unleaded-compatible motor and a Harvey Bailey handling kit. Cond: 3+. vanized chassis. Appears to be missing its side screens. Floors and engine are pretty tatty. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $5,962. Very rare outside of museums. Just as well, but don’t laugh too hard—Reliant built the Ford RS200 as well. This is the ES with 2 (probably inadvisable) extra hp. Sold toward the bottom end of the $5k–$8k estimate. FRENCH #323-1899 HURTU 3½-HP quadricycle. S/N MO160. Blue/black leather. RHD. Close copy of single-cylinder Benz. In good order following restoration, with nice paint, leather roadster. S/N HAN55472. Maroon/red leather. RHD. Odo: 68,831 miles. A 10-paces car. Close up, some paint flaking off, some plop and some overspray, following restoration in 2000s. Also, more worrying, one of the vises clutch doesn’t work, so will require “recommissioning.” With Qatar plates (or what’s left of them). Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $68,944. Offered at no reserve and expected to do under $40k, which was fair for condition—so this must have surprised everybody. #359-1972 BOND BUG 700ES microcar. S/N BB61598. Orange/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 35,924 miles. Bug was the Tom Karendesigned wedge based on Reliant Regal mechanicals, devised to lure trendy young things on to three wheels. (Yes, yes, I had the Airfix kit version.) Restored over a newly built gal


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Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. and brass. Now with period Benz engine, Benz-type rack-and-pinion, replacement front suspension and plenty of new fabricated parts—the expedient solution to getting it on the road, and the VCC doesn’t mind. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $74,534. Bought engineless at auction in the U.K. in 2005. Sold $8k under lower estimate, falling a little short of the “£10k per pot, £10k per seat” rule of thumb for London-Brighton-eligible runners (£10k=$16k). #372-1913 DELAGE 2.3-LITER A1 skiff. S/N 4791. Eng. # 6775. Blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 5,066 miles. Delightful thing. Older paint over a straight body (made in Wales), lots of lovely and lightly dinged brass. Excellent brass instruments, neat but- 17-inch wheels to accept more suitable tires. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $56,832. There’s a similar but slightly later 2.7-liter car being retailed by a dealer near London right now for £40k ($65k), so this looks like a fair deal. #383-1985 PEUGEOT 205 GTI hatch- back. S/N VF3741C66G5948950. Silver/red & gray velour. RHD. Odo: 41,503 miles. Good, original, low-mileage condition and without the ugly sliding sunroof most of them have. Very rare to find one of these not crashed, rusted out or boy-racer modified out toned leather to seats in good shape. Motor clean and tidy, new tires. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $70,807. The skiff bodywork suited the car well, and it looked mechanically viable. Well bought and sold, smack in the middle of the $65k–$75k pre-sale estimate range. #378-1926 AMILCAR TYPE CS Sports torpedo roadster. S/N 20724. Blue/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 6,947 km. Straight (replica) body fitted in 2008. Dull paint, nice nickel plating on radiator shell and headlights. Leather on staggered seating just taking on a of all recognition. Sold with all bills, purchase receipt and original sales brochure. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $5,962. Apparently one lady owner and only being sold due to failing eyesight. Let go under the $6,500 lower estimate, which was a surprise. I felt a car this nice with so few miles would do more. #357-1999 BUGATTI TYPE 35B Pur Sang replica roadster. S/N BC122. Blue/ beige leather. RHD. Looks like an 80-year-old Bugatti, but it’s actually a Pur Sang replica made in Argentina in 1999 and obviously en- starter motor missing. Trailer included. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $191,164. Bugatti Owners’ Club chassis number means it got a U.K. registration in 2002—which is no longer possible to obtain for this type. Overseas buyers may have therefore held back, in case the same applies in their respective countries. Still managed to climb handily over its $100k–$130k estimate, though. Well bought and sold. GERMAN #430-1958 PORSCHE S308 tractor. S/N 9146. Red/red vinyl. MHD. Odo: 17,118 hours. Mannesmann-built Porsche design. In good order following restoration 10 years ago. Fresh tires. “Odo” reading is hours. Seems like a lot, but over, say, 35 years, that’s only 10 hours a week. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $27,950. German registered. Sold where expected, at four times the money that would buy you a nice “Little Gray Fergie.” #334-1959 MESSERSCHMITT KR200 microcar. S/N 73202. Yellow/blue-tint Plexiglas/black vinyl. MHD. Odo: 20,215 miles. Wears “FMR” badges, as this company took over from Messerschmitt in 1956. In bit of patina. This is the “big” version. Block has been stitched up, later SU carb fitted. Lovely Jaquet stopwatch on the engine-turned dash. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $37,267. Originally supplied to Australia. Sold mid-estimate at fair price for a “baby Bugatti” at twice the money of a decent two-seater Austin Seven. #367-1935 TALBOT-LAGO T120 sedan. S/N 86556. Eng. # 85087. Maroon & cream/ beige leather. RHD. Odo: 7 km. In good order, restored by marque expert who estimates the “real” cost at £90k ($145k). With alternator, electric fan, flashing indicators and smaller 110 good restored order. Plexi bubble canopy still in place. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $39,130. Originally supplied to Australia, imported to the U.K. in 2003 and restored. Sold well over the $34k high estimate, but looks in line with recent market prices. #355-1970 PORSCHE 911S Targa. S/N joyed hard since. Leather well-worn and soiled, rust on radius arms and drag link, 9110310607. Eng. # 6451147. Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 70,360 miles. Structure looks okay, recent repaint, small ding in hood. Vinyl inte- Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. rior in good shape. Motor is far from original: a 911/43 with 7R crankcases, 1975 2.7 top ends, 3-barrel Webers and Pertronix ignition, producing Carrera-type power. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $40,993. U.S.-market car still with Northamptonshire in July. Well bought. small headlights, to U.K. 2008. Although it sold at top estimate, not huge money for a small-bumper 911 anywhere else in Europe (the U.K. doesn’t like targas), and surely the smart move would be to find or build it the correct engine and flog the 7R to someone building an RS Carrera replica. Value hurt significantly by missing original 2.2 S MFI engine which many believe is one of the best of the pre-1974 powerplants. ITALIAN #374-1953 ALFA ROMEO 1900 Sprint Series I coupe. S/N 1900C01583. Black/red leather & black vinyl. Odo: 20,722 miles. Straight and shiny, just settling in. Dash and instruments excellent. Mostly original leather, new rear seat base, one hole in rear black vinyl section. Chrome pickled on rear lamp plinth. motive museum in St. Louis, MO. Imported to England in 2009 by a now deceased owner. Sold slightly under the $29k low estimate, and immediately consigned for Coys’ sale in Graz, Austria, October 12, suggesting that someone reckons they can flip it to make a quick profit. #363-1948 FORD F-1 woodie wagon. S/N 98RCF118605. Green & wood/black vinyl/red leather. RHD. Odo: 8,649 miles. Built on an F-1 chassis in Ireland. Well constructed and in tidy order. Motor is a bit grubby, but period- Later 2000 engine is thought to have been fitted early in its life, now bored a little larger. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $247,421. Italian-market car, then in Germany before coming to the U.K. in 1985. Expected to sell for $100k– $130k, this kept going to almost the biggest price of the sale. Amazingly well sold, and I bet the seller can’t believe his luck. JAPANESE BEST BUY #339-1991 HONDA NSX coupe. S/N JHMNA12600T001037. Silver/black leather. RHD. Odo: 5,560 miles. Ex- cellent, unscuffed condition commensurate with very low mileage. Ruched leather as new. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $52,173. Ex-Patrick Collection, hence the low mileage. This is the second low-mile NSX on the market recently. It fetched less than half the late-production targa that sold for $124k at Silverstone January 2014 looking black battery fitted. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $43,788. Believed first used for transport of Consular bodyguards in Northern Ireland; latterly used as hotel transport, and offered from the Knowles Collection like Lot 359, the Bond Bug. Hard to value such a device, but it sold mid-estimate for more than a homegrown V8 Pilot. © 111 AMERICAN #403-1916 OLDSMOBILE MODEL 44 Speedster. S/N 109587. Red & black/black vinyl. RHD. One of the first V8s, likely rebodied in this style. In good order all around but very little information to go on. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $26,086. Formerly part of an auto


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Silverstone Northamptonshire, U.K. Silverstone — Northamptonshire The beautifully restored 1958 Jaguar XK 150S roadster carried Bonneville Salt Flats history, which helped it to a 25%-over-market $310k Company Silverstone Auctions Date July 27, 2013 Location Northamptonshire, U.K. Auctioneer Jonathan Humbert Automotive lots sold/offered 49/85 Sales rate 58% Sales total $3,388,826 High sale 1964 Aston Martin DB5 coupe, $575,568 Buyer’s premium 12.5%, included in sold prices ($1 = £0.65) 1958 Jaguar XK 150 S 3.4 convertible, sold at $309,921 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics T he DB5 market appears to have flattened in recent months. Offering cars at very low estimates or even no-reserve often convinces buyers they’re on to a bargain that nobody else has spotted. Adding the two together might explain why Silverstone offered its freshly repainted example, from long ownership in Ireland, without reserve. It attracted the most viewings, and to the accompaniment of historic racers in full cry on the circuit outside during the Silverstone Classic, and to applause inside The Wing, it hammered away to almost $500k with premium, going to the winning bidder in the saleroom. The car was staged close to the much-vaunted “last Mini to leave Longbridge.” The Mini — little more than a bent Clubman shell discovered in the “secret” (and recently filled-in) tunnels under the old Mini plant — had been talked up to a possible $40k before the sale, but it sold for a much more realistic and probably market-correct $2,479. DB6s are still roughly half the price of DB5s, although they’re gaining. The automatic example formerly owned by entertainer Des O’Connor took $227k, $30k more than forecast. The last Honda NSX delivered to the U.K., a 2005 Targa in most appropriate Silverstone Silver, outper- 112 formed both Testarossas (a 1987 for $80k and a 1991 for $115k) to more applause by selling for $124k. The 1958 Jaguar XK 150 S 3.4 convertible (or “open two-seater” in Coventry- speak) was beautifully restored in black, a brave color, and just starting to take on a bit of character. But when it was almost new with only 500 miles on the clock, it had been rolled on the Bonneville Salt Flats — and that history might have helped it to a 25%-over-market $310k. As ever, competition cars were a hard sell at auction. Silverstone Northhamptonshire, U.K. persists with these partly because of boss Nick Whale’s competition background as an accomplished racer and BRDC member — and this was Silverstone, after all — but it’s a brave outpost, and Sales Totals several attracted no bids at all. A perfect, restored 1965 Mini Cooper attracted a lot of attention from a group of Germans and sold for a strong $36k, and one of their own, a time-warp 1973 Audi 80, one of the first into the U.K. and in perfect low-mileage condition, sold for $16,824. A tattybut-original aeroflow Ford Lotus Cortina made $59k — probably enough to prevent it being made into a racer. And if that lot didn’t float your boat, well, there was always the 1938 Coventry Climax fire pump engine, complete with pump and trailer: A little piece of history for just $1,063. ♦ $2.5m $2m $1.5m $1m 0 Sports Car Market $3m 2013 2012 2011


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Silverstone Northamptonshire, U.K. ENGLISH #471-1958 JAGUAR XK 150 S 3.4 con- vertible. S/N T831336DN. Black/black cloth/ red leather. Odo: 581 miles. Dead-straight, almost impossibly shiny and almost too perfect after restoration. Door fit good, new red leather, excellent chrome. Incredibly, mileage is original. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $309,921. SOLD AT $62,870. The best spec, although a little tarty for some. But this is a fine price for a Mk 2, probably not reflecting its restoration and upgrade costs. #486-1963 LOTUS 23B racer. S/N Originally supplied to New York, all but destroyed on the Bonneville salt flats in 1959 and not restored until after 2000, which is what has kept it very original. Sold for massive money for an XK, twice what a merely “very good” car gets, but in this case quite deserved, as it would be impossible to replicate at any money. Well sold but realistically bought. #417-1959 AUSTIN A40 Farina wagon. S/N N/A. Light blue/black velour. RHD. Well known and nicely prepared race car. Has run in the Goodwood Revival and is a regular in the Historic Racing Drivers Club series. All the right bits; comes with a massive spares package including rolling bodyshell (just in case). Motor (Mk Is like this had 948s, Mk IIs 23102B. White/black vinyl. RHD. Good restored order, on correct “wobbly web” wheels. Connaught-built motor, Hewland Mk9 gearbox, spare body and wheels. FIA Historic Technical Passport. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $95,633. Delivered new to Belgium. Later Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $35,774. According to the engine number, this is a 1,071-cc, the bestdriving of the bunch. That makes it look very well bought, or bought right in the knowledge that it’s not a genuine 1071 “S.” Either way, a fair deal. #441-1966 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Mk I coupe. S/N DB62841RN. Eng. # 4002834. Silver/red leather. RHD. Odo: 86,780 miles. Highly optioned from new. Body is lightly rippled. Paint claimed original but looks newer and is a bit cloudy. Original leather. Automatic lots of new metal. Result is really sharp upstairs and downstairs. New repro interior. Quoted chassis number is incomplete, but first digit “K” indicates it’s a Cooper or Cooper S. raced in disguise as a “Merlin” with a closed sports-racer body (included with the car) until Marcos founder Jem Marsh recognized it as a 23B and protested. Still carrying a road registration number. Has run twice in the Goodwood Revival. Sold slightly low, perhaps recognizing its colorful history. #435-1964 ASTON MARTIN DB5 coupe. S/N DB52090R. Eng. # 4002092. Metallic blue/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 21,473 miles. Just out of restoration and like a new pin. Excellent paint, TOP 10 No. 5 from ’62 had 1,098s) could be anything up to a 1,370-cc, as HRDC rules allow for a 25% increase in capacity. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $42,503. Looks like a deal, as there’s no way you could build this for the money. Even pre’60 racing with HRDC (“Organized pandemonium in real old district-nurse tackle,” according to HRDC organizer Julius Thurgood) isn’t cheap. #475-1962 JAGUAR MK 2 sedan. S/N 207440. Eng. # LB36988. Metallic blue/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 57,827 miles. Fairly fresh restoration, solid underneath. Good door fit, but rather a lot of glue around new seals. Shiny new paint, good chrome. Coopercraft front brakes and XJ rears. Inside, new leather and excellent veneers, although period Les Leston steering wheel now looks a little odd. Now has later all-synchro gearbox. Cond: 2. 114 slightly wavy rechrome. New leather and headlining. New stainless exhaust. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $575,568. Offered without reserve and reached top money, even in today’s market. #412-1965 MORRIS MINI Cooper 2-dr sedan. S/N KA2S473. Eng. # 9FDSAH7407. Gray & white/gray vinyl. RHD. Odo: 200 miles. Perfect resto using original shell with Sports Car Market transmission. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $226,685. Originally owned by British entertainer Des O’Connor. (Has anyone heard of him in the U.S.?) Lots of work behind it recently, so probably a safe buy at market-correct money. Autos don’t seem to hurt in this price bracket. Mk2s are worth a little more. #403-1967 FORD LOTUS CORTINA 2-dr sedan. S/N BA74FM59806. Eng. # LP6534HBA. White/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 24,361 miles. Very original but slightly tired, with various scrapes in paint, some of it polished through at edges; bubbles in back of front fenders. Strut tops (where small


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Silverstone Northamptonshire, U.K. Glovebox Notes 2014 Jaguar F-type S convertible A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM garage. HHHHH is best. MacPherson-strutted Fords traditionally go through first) have been plated, which means there could be more rust lurking in the structure. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $59,328. Original cars are all the rage right now, which explains why this rather shabby car sold so high— higher even than recent private race car sales. The buyer will have $80k by the time it’s nice and on the road. #432-1968 FORD ESCORT Twin Cam 2-dr sedan. S/N BB49HY23851. White/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 7,095 miles. Excellent original/refurbished condition, rechromed bum- Price as tested: $87,095 Equipment: 3.0-liter, 380-hp supercharged V6, 8-speed QuickShift automatic transmission, Climate Pack, Premium Pack S EPA mileage: 19/27 Likes: There is quite a bit to like — make that love — about this new model from Jaguar. Beautiful exterior styling (although the rear looks a bit stubby from a side profile), awesome growl from the supercharged, 380-hp V6 with Active Sport Exhaust, wonderfully fluid shifts from the 8-speed QuickShift automatic, excellent ergonomics of the 1+1 interior layout, great instrumentation layout, superb feedback and stopping power from the large 15-inch front/12.8-inch rear disc brakes, nicely engineered and fast-folding soft top and taut Adaptive Dynamics Sport Suspension that provides excellent feel to the road. Dislikes: With only seven cubic feet of trunk space, there’s not a lot of room to bring anything more than a skinny suitcase or a couple of thinly stuffed backpacks on jaunts. But then again, this vehicle is along the lines of a sporting roadster, so who cares? Have your stuff shipped to your destination. Another dislike is the nearly full-rev blip on startup — well, I actually did like it, but I’m not sure if there is a way to deactivate that feature, as I can see neighbors who aren’t “car people” unappreciative of an early morning or late night firing up of the engine. But my wife smiled each time we started it, so neighbors be damned. Fun to drive: HHHH ½ Fun to look at: HHHH ½ Overall experience: HHHH ½ Verdict: I would have jumped at the chance for any track time with this F-type. I thoroughly enjoyed the nature of this refined beast, even though it’s only a V6. I’d be curious to see how the optional V8 is wedged into the same space that the V6 occupied, since it looked pretty tight itself. I wasn’t sure how I’d like the 1+1 interior arrangement but grew to like the driver-oriented focus. I thought this fit the bill of a true sporting convertible with its surefootedness, perfect-for-street-use drivetrain, wonderful brakes, and looks that turned a lot of heads. The E-type spirit lives in the new F-type. — Jeff Stites leather. RHD. Odo: 96,032 miles. Straight, restored, shiny repaint. Solid structure. Original but dusty motor. Creased original leather. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $106,259. French registered. Sold where expected at market-correct price for this slightly rising model, and here the auto hasn’t hurt the value. #420-1972 MINI CLUBMAN 1275GT “Longbridge Tunnel Mini” 2-dr sedan. S/N N/A. Bronze/orange velour. “The last BL-built Mini to leave Longbridge,” the BMC/BL factory in the Midlands. Found in the near-mythical “secret” tunnels under the plant and only disinterred in 2012. Roof crudely jacked back out, now straightish. Still with rear subframe, pers. Still has rare and original rear skid plate under trunk floor. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $58,088. I’m sure I’ve driven this one... Market-correct money for an original and unmolested car. #418-1969 FORD ESCORT RS1600 rep- lica 2-dr sedan. S/N BB42JM08737. Black/ black velour & vinyl. RHD. Odo: 61,116 miles. “Tribute” RS1600, beautifully done with correct BDA engine (although it’s 1,750 cc). Lacks the authentic radius arms on the back axle. Ugly modern race seats. Very sharp steering rack and front seats. Cond: 6. SOLD AT $2,479. Used by workers as a factory runabout, then abandoned in the tunnels after a storage container fell on it, and subsequently robbed of most removable parts. After wild pre-sale estimates that it might fetch up to $40k, reality set in and it sold for what it was probably worth—but only to Longbridge-fixated collectors. It’s a small market. #484-1973 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR Mk III coupe. S/N 1368154. Eng. # 3C11125. Black/black vinyl/black leather. RHD. Odo: 44,009 miles. Good overall, straight and shiny. No rot, chassis outriggers in good shape. Alloys unscuffed. Interior all good, most of the chrome has survived on plastic eyeball vents, condition, lots of good parts on it, but very obviously a “bitsa”. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $26,565. Only question: Why start with a 1969 car when the RS1600 didn’t appear until 1970 (said the owner of a post-1973 RS2000 replica based on a ’71 shell)? Sold for the price of a decent Mexico, for less than it cost to do, so call this a good value. #465-1970 ASTON MARTIN DBS coupe. S/N DBS5662R. Olive green/beige nicely creased leather. Big Mopar motor tidy, now with twin cooling fans, always a good thing on one of these. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $26,210. Previously offered but not sold by H&H at their April 2013 Duxford sale (SCM# 221825). It sold here at fair mid-estimate money. No, there’s no reason why they are less than one-fifth the price of an AC 428 except common-ness. #421-1995 FORD ESCORT Cosworth RS WRC racer. S/N BFATLL08027. Blue & white/black velour. Very good all around for a rally car. Built up from an ex-Works Group A shell (#117, the Miki Biasion 1994 Monte 116 Sports Car Market


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Silverstone Northamptonshire, U.K. Carlo entry) and all the right (read mega-expensive) bits. Very few miles since built. Seats out of date, belts okay to 2015, fuel tank to 2014. Chassis number is a nice homage to the GERMAN #436-1960 BMW ISETTA microcar. S/N 19504. Eng. # 19504. Red & yellow/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 36,712 Sliding-window four-wheeler. Good restored order, factory original Mk I rally cars. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $60,213. On the money at about one-fifth of what they cost to build new in period. But buying it is just the start if you actually want to run it, with transmissions something like £10k ($16k) a pop, and this didn’t appear to come with any spares. So, fairly but very bravely bought. #469-2001 LOTUS 340R roadster. S/N SCCGA11144HC60005. Eng. # 18K4KF. Silver & black/blue velour. RHD. Odo: 2,028 miles. This is the open-wheel doorless Elise. (Don’t laugh, it’s a featherweight 700 kg/1,500 lb, and they did an even madder one with a transparent body called the Expose.) Said to spot-welds in rear fenders, new leather, new drive chain. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $30,107. Sold slightly high, but a better-than-average example. #482-1969 PORSCHE 911T coupe. S/N 119123295. Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 74,234 miles. Late ’69 example of Karmann-built car. (Karmann supplied about two-thirds of the coupes in ’69, although there’s no practical difference except in the chassis number.) be the last car of 340 units to leave the factory. All good and unscuffed; some paint cracks. Factory engine upgrade. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $37,191. 2001 car not sold until 2004, having been kept by Lotus, which had to apply for Individual Type Approval to register it. One of two identical cars offered at this sale—the other, with slightly nicer paint, didn’t sell— and knocked down at fair money. Keith Martin’s Straight, repainted, lots of thick underseal. Trunk floor is okay. New exhausts and exchangers. Driver’s seat base redone in leather, rest is vinyl. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $50,819. The number looks big, but it’s not mad money for recent small-bumper 911 sales in the U.K., even though this is the “Touring” model, which trades high-RPM horsepower for mid- Sports Car Market The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends SUBSCRIBE TO SCM 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 SportsCarMarket.com/subscribe January 2014 117 ™


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Silverstone Northamptonshire, U.K. range torque. Most people find these highly pleasing to drive at legal road speeds. 4-speed hurts value but is easy to replace with proper period 5-speed gearbox if desired. #460-1972 PORSCHE 911E Targa. S/N 9112210156. Eng. # 6520752. Yellow/black fiberglass/black leather. RHD. Odo: 26,534 miles. Tidy restored oil-flap car, with a few oil drips from the motor. Converted from left- to right-hand drive and from injection to carbs. Repaint has a few blemishes. New perforated leather. Red carpets are a bit jarring. Cond: 3+. #411-1981 PORSCHE 924 Carrera GT coupe. S/N WPOZZ93ZBN700393. Eng. # 315000284. Silver/red & black velour. RHD. Odo: 79,172 miles. Sort of a spiritual successor to the RS 2.7. Using 911 wheels and brakes, plus beefed-up suspension. One of 75 repainted, very straight and solid underneath. Good chrome, although slightly ripply front bumper. New leather. Original steel air trunking still in place. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $46,199. Sold new in the U.S., then stored for 20 years to 2007. Restored on both sides of the Atlantic, sold here market-correct. #455-1964 LANCIA FLAVIA Sport Zagato coupe. S/N 815532001422. Eng. # 1379. Red/tan leather. Odo: 67,611 km. Ah, yes: the weird-looking Spada-designed one, but good to drive. All-aluminum body. Good overall restored order, with good repaint. Sharply de- right-handers built. Really straight and proper, massive service history, seat velour unworn. Original Panasonic radio in trunk. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $34,003. The right money. It’s increasingly hard to find nice, straight cars, and this was well looked after, so worth it. SOLD AT $61,984. Orginally a German-supplied car, brought to the U.K. in 1990 and seven owners since. Offered but not sold by H&H Classic Auctions in Newbury, U.K., in September 2012. Described here as a 1971 2.4 injection car, although clearly on Solexes. On the current market for a small-bumper 911, and sold quite well given its non-original spec. Might have gotten a little more had it been a coupe. #423-1973 AUDI 80 LS sedan. S/N 833- 2170871. White/blue velour. RHD. Odo: 11,650 miles. From the second (B1) generation of small VAG front-drivers, although not the same platform as the Golf (Rabbit). Time-warp new, but has been repainted at some stage and the wheels are stove-enameled. Motor as-factory, super-clean underneath, still with original windshield and factory sticker. One tiny ding in left side rub #478-1988 PORSCHE 930 Turbo Targa. S/N WPOZZZ93ZJS010105. Marine Blue/ black fiberglass/mushroom leather. RHD. Odo: 35,929 miles. Very tidy and clean, okay around scuttle and under headlights. Big turbo and intercooler with tweaked boost valve and sports exhaust, plus strut brace. With options fined rocker seams. Windshield corners slightly delaminating. Newish leather. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $45,160. Formerly in an Italian collection. Lots you can do with these as a welcome entry on historic rallies. Nonetheless, well sold, even if it is one-third the price of an Aurelia coupe. #426-1969 FIAT 500 Gamine Vignale roadster. S/N N/A. Red & yellow/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 4,564 miles. Based on Fiat 500, with tiny air-cooled vertical twin in rear and crash gearbox, although this car has the larger unit from the Fiat 126 replacement. Very good and straight, with older repaint and of heated front seat (leather only lightly creased), electric windows. Space-saver spare unused, still with factory compressor. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $69,954. With low mileage and full history, it’s a retailer’s dream (even though it’s had a new clutch already...). These were half the money 10 years ago. ITALIAN #429-1964 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA Spi- der. S/N AR379887. Eng. # AR00011245484. Red/black leather. Odo: 18,582 miles. Good, strip. Seat velour just starting to go a little baggy. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $16,824. Unused 1991–2002 and almost unrepeatable, which makes the price look rather irrelevant. (When I drove it two years ago with just over 10,000 miles, the asking price was £8,000/$13k). Using it more would undermine the very thing that confers its value, so what we have here is a bit of a chocolate teapot, for collectors only. Its proper home is probably in the Audi museum alongside the Silver Arrows. 118 a couple of stitches missing from seat covers. Mileage claimed to be genuine. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $44,274. The actual “Noddy Car” of British children’s television fame. Well, not quite, but it was once owned by the estate of Enid Blyton, who wrote the books. That appears to have conferred extra value, as it sold for something like twice market price, in line with what Silverstone expected. #476-1972 ALFA ROMEO MONTREAL coupe. S/N AR1427315. Eng. # AR0066402227. White/tan leather. Odo: 1,398 km. Getting a little edgy, with filler, cracks and rust in body sides, plus rust in backs of sills, all under a thick older (1999) repaint, and it’s all rather Sports Car Market


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Silverstone Northamptonshire, U.K. oily. But all trim and interior components are there, with new tan leather. Mechanicals show sensible upgrades (although it now has carbs), so it’s been a driver. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $31,523. Sold new in Belgium, originally “Luci del Bosco Metallizzato” dark brown. #416-1989 LANCIA DELTA Integrale Group N rally car. S/N N/A. White/blue velour. Odo: 19,592 km. Group N was basically factory standard (ahem) specs—but it’s still a full-build rally car. In basically good order but bearing the minor scuffs and scars and duct tape you expect from a working rally car. (That patina is hard-earned and needs first-gen V6 supercar. With “Last Twelve” key ring, books and brochures. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $123,968. Sold for big-but-deserved money. One of six cars to break the six-figure mark at this sale. AMERICAN #424-1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194679S734222. Riverside Gold/black fiberglass/black vinyl. Odo: 81,876 miles. 350-ci 350-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. L46 V8, M21 4-speed with Positraction, factory hard top, all in good order following 2003 restoration. Interior in good shape with no splits in vinyl, and the whole plot is less rattly than Sold here for the right money for condition, but much more expenditure will not be far away, and putting it back on Spica fuel-injection probably isn’t financially viable. Three years ago this would have bought you one of the best Montreals in Europe, but finally prices of this junior supercar have begun to move—witness the sale of a perfect, restored example in the best color at Artcurial’s Monaco sale the week before for $95k (SCM# 227061). #443-1989 FERRARI 328 GTS Turbo Spider. S/N 79425. Eng. # 15481. Black/black leather. Odo: 44,955 km. Small-bore version of 308, but with turbo to restore power to near 3-liter levels. Tidy and straight; slightly orange-peeled, probably original, paint. Rockers to stay.) Seats and belts MSA-current. Sold with huge wheels and spares package, which includes a complete shell. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $41,618. Good history (although not a Works car), has run at the Goodwood Festival of Speed twice, and recently won its class in the Sol Rally Barbados. I’d say a fair deal, given the events you can do with it—and with the huge pile of spares not as cripplingly expensive to own and run as Lot 421, the WRC Escort. JAPANESE #470-2005 HONDA NSX targa. S/N JHMNA217055200025. Silver/black leather. RHD. Odo: 7,524 miles. Low-mile example, nearly pristine. Said to be the last NSX delivered to the U.K., of the last batch of 25 supplied in final two years of production of many C3 ’Vettes at auction. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $41,618. One of 980 in Riverside Gold that year, unsold at several U.K. sales before Bonhams sold it, no reserve, at Hendon earlier in 2013 with 20 fewer miles at $36k, which we called “something of a bargain” (SCM# 221999). Desirable specs on U.S. cars doesn’t mean much to most Brits, so here it once again sold at a mediocre price. Surely it would fetch more in continental Europe or—dare I mention it—Monaco. #437-1969 DODGE CHARGER R/T 2-dr hard top. S/N XS29L9B190580. Eng. # 2606178. Blue/white vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 96,226 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Barn find, body is very straight and mostly rot-free, with a little surface rust in places and a couple of rust holes under the taillights. Vinyl top is ripped. Mice have been at the interior. But it wears fresh tires and exhaust, brakes and fuel and floors good. Leather unworn. Black plates are illegal on post-’73 cars. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $44,274. Very rare in the U.K. This sold at fair to decent 308/328 money if you want the extra complication. tank, and motor has apparently been turned over regularly. 750 Edelbrock fitted, original 4-barrel included. New seat, roof vinyl and stripe included but not installed. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $43,750. Stored in Texas 25 years, brought into the U.K. 2012 and recommissioned. Surprising that it didn’t sell, as this was a rare opportunity in the U.K. for such an original car. Although it was a complete cosmetic resto candidate, the straight and unrusty condition should make it all straightforward. If I’d had the necessary $45k, I would have snatched this up. © 120 Sports Car Market


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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report Highlights from Mecum Dallas, Lucky Tacoma and VanDerBrink’s Ray Lambrecht Collection in Pierce, NE Dallas 2013 ENGLISH #F225-1953 MG TD roadster. S/N TD22737. Black/tan canvas/red leather. Odo: 581 miles. Frame-off restoration with recent repaint. Some pitting on grille chrome. Various areas of cloudy headlight chrome. Carpet does not fit well. Very nice seat upholstery. Pitting chrome on instrument trim under the glass. Very tidy engine compartment. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $40,660. Assuming the clock was High volume equaled high total sales and a 71% sales rate at Mecum Dallas Company: Mecum Auctions Location: Dallas, TX Date: September 4–7, 2013 Auctioneers: Mark Delzell, Jim Landis, Mike Hagerman, Bobby McGlothlen Automotive lots sold/offered: 986/1,385 Sales rate: 71% The Ray Lambrecht Collection Sales total: $37,768,828 High sale: 1967 Chevrolet L88 Corvette convertible, sold at $3,424,000 Buyer’s premium: 7% (minimum $500), included in sold prices Report and photos by Cody Tayloe 2013 Fall Classic restarted during the restoration, this car has seen little life since it was put back in service. Condition is everything on these Ts, with a generous spread in values between condition levels. Decent drivers can be picked up in the mid to high teens, with ones in excellent condition around $44k. While certainly above average, this was by no means a museum piece. Well sold, near the top end of the value range. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/13. #789-1954 MG TF roadster. S/N HDA464090. Black/tan cloth/tan vinyl. Odo: 4,787 miles. Excellent restoration, unfortunately left outside overnight with top down and drenched. Beautiful black paint on straight panels done while disassembled. Dual fender mirrors, doors click shut, new chrome throughout, including wire wheels. Mint reproduction interior, instruments look new. Underhood is showroom level, cast-aluminum side plate, steel valve cover, new wiring har- 1958 Chevrolet Cameo pickup, sold at $147,000 Company: VanDerBrink Auctions Location: Pierce, NE Date: September 28–29, 2013 Auctioneer: Yvette VanDerBrink , Aaron Williams, Dale Pavlis, Terry Brickner Automotive lots sold/offered: 512/512 Sales rate: 100% Sales total: $3,037,046 High sale: 1958 Chevrolet Cameo pickup, sold at $147,000 Buyer’s premium: 5% for onsite, 8% for online, included in sold prices Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson 122 1967 Jaguar XKE convertible, sold at $110,000 Company: Lucky Collector Car Auctions Location: Tacoma, WA Date: August 31–September 1, 2013 Auctioneer: Jeff Stokes Automotive lots sold/offered: 94/200 Sales rate: 47% Sales total: $1,576,835 High sale: 1959 Cadillac Series 62 convertible, sold at $110,000 Buyer’s premium: 8%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Jack Tockston ness, battery. Miles are since restoration. Gorgeous. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $29,700. This was the second of two TFs at this sale, but in condition 1- compared to 3- for Lot 752. This one was done right with considerable time invested and checks signed. The T-series MGs have always fascinated me, with their perfect use of line on fender designs. The tilted-back radiator and faired-in headlights on the ’54– ’55 TFs were the last of the updates in anticipation of the MGA’s arrival. Superior to Lot 752, which sold for $31,900, this was the one Sports Car Market


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Roundup I’d bring home. Very well bought. Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Tacoma, WA, 08/13. #752-1955 MG TF roadster. S/N 8664. Ivory/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 26,562 miles. Older Ivory respray of average quality over fender beading now showing chips and scratches. Hood has shallow waves along both sides of center hinge. Painted wire wheels. Recent and well-fitted top with clear back window, weather seal perished between windshield and cowl. Spartan stock interior, seats redone in black vinyl awhile ago. Engine area dirty, complete, no fluid leaks. A driver-quality with everything there. With no apparent reason for values to suddenly escalate in the future, the new owner will probably be underwater once the clock is rolled back to 0 miles. A decent driver would have been a better restoration foundation and cost about the same money. Well sold. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/13. #726-1959 MGA Twin Cam coupe. S/N YM11955. Red/black leather. Odo: 27,666 miles. Straight body, bumpers removed with holes filled. Gray-painted alloy wheels with knockoffs, good glass, no body repairs found. Stock interior has single-hoop roll bar, competition belts. Driver’s seat bottom neatly holed for anti-submarine belt caps the vintage-racer vibe. Rare Twin Cam engine clean; starts and runs without issues. A rare MGA for a marque bargain. The car showed few signs of recent use and appeared to have been kept from the public eye for many years, with a registration sticker dating to 1997. Well bought, as long as the new owner doesn’t have to dig deep to sort things out. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/13. #739-1967 JAGUAR XKE convertible. S/N 1E15444. Eng. # 7E131229. Pale Primrose/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 66,841 miles. Clean and straight in Primrose, newer chrome wire wheels with Redlines. Trunk lid high on right, both doors slightly out at bottom. Nose and wheelwells have no evidence of repairs. Some perished rubber seals, others new. Interior has light patina, black vinyl replaces original leather, large incorrect lighter. Wood wheel crudely varnished, horn button heavily crazed. Underhood clean, generally classic roadster. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $31,900. Styling of the MG TF was based on the previous TD model, updated with a tilted-back radiator shell and fenders with faired-in headlights. To my eye, this was arguably an improvement as the marque waited for launch of the more contemporary MGA. This was far from a top-tier example, evidenced by its winning bid about $3k under low estimate. For its overall condition, price paid was on the generous side. Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Tacoma, WA, 08/13. #T287-1959 JAGUAR XK 150 coupe. S/N S834573BW. White/blue leather. Odo: 26,719 miles. Does not run. Neglected and dull older repaint. Chips and paint cracks throughout with dry spray in the engine compartment. Pitted chrome throughout. Some trim pieces are missing. Cracked dry rubber. Driver’s door gaps excessive. Glass cloudy, scratched. Inside, seats are in average condition but carpets are stained. Ashtray in the driver’s door is missing. Good headliner. Dirty engine compartment, but everything appears purist. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $44,000. This car sold at Mecum’s Monterey auction in 2011 for $32k (SCM# 185096). I saw it at Silver’s Sun Valley sale in 2012, where it no-saled at $34k. Here, it looked exactly the same with 351 added miles. There’s a limited market for coupes among vintage racers (of which I’m one), with open cars preferred. This tin-top finally found a winning Octagon enthusiast with the last bid. Price paid was $3,500 over low estimate, for a good buy despite the mods. Let’s hope it’s track driven as intended by the new owner. Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Tacoma, WA, 08/13. #F265.1-1965 SUNBEAM TIGER Mk IA convertible. S/N B9470925. Red/black leather. Odo: 55,914 miles. Older repaint needs TLC. Faded hood and trunk. A few rust bubbles and cracking paint throughout. New stainless bumpers with minor clouding. Splintered plastic on passenger’s taillight lens. Driver’s door slightly out at bottom. Rip in vinyl dash covering. Seats, carpet, and dash wood inlay in above-average condition. Upgraded aluminum radiator and Edelbrock in- stock. Nice driver-quality example of an iconic design. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $110,000. For a once-owner of two Primrose XKEs, this open two-seater was a magnet. Looking into the usual problem areas, this one seemed well fettled. To replace original leather with black vinyl is a sin that warrants major purist demerits, but correcting that plus tweaking and deep detailing could make this drophead dead gorgeous. Others had the same thoughts, and bidding topped high estimate by $17,500. You can cite this as another example of “red mist” at an auction. “Well sold” is an understatement. Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Tacoma, WA, 08/13. #745-1969 JAGUAR XKE 2+2 coupe. S/N 1R402198W. Red/black leather. Odo: 82,455 miles. Older repaint, micro-blisters on roof, hood dimpled from underside, door edges chipped. Rear hatch high on right, hood fit high and out on driver’s side, right door gap tight at rear. Antenna mast missing, some new rubber seals with others perished. Michelins on chrome wires good. Ratty interior, headliner sagging, wood wheel stained black and worn. Driver-quality underhood with peeling to be in place. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $36,380. Sale prices on the fixed-head coupe have been pretty consistent, with recent prime examples selling above $100k. With the exception of a few trim pieces, this car appeared complete January 2014 take in otherwise original engine bay. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $34,775. The Sunbeam Tiger has experienced a fairly dramatic rise in pricing recently, making this one a relative 123


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Roundup paint, rear master cylinder bottle empty, automatic transmisssion not leaking. Looks tired. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $16,500. Like Rodney Dangerfield, Series II 2+2s “get no respect” compared with Series I cars: Bulbous roof, naked headlights, dual Stromberg carbs instead of three SUs, and 20 fewer horsepower thanks to emissions goodies. Add a slushbox transmission, and investment grade falls to D-. Sale price $8k below low estimate reflects this example’s market value. Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Tacoma, WA, 08/13. #529-1971 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW sedan. S/N SRX9638. Bluegreen/blue leather. Odo: 77,660 miles. Right side panels wavy. Older economy repaint in original hue over casual prep and masking. Paint bubbling on tops of all four door sills (among other places), perished rubber seals throughout. Rear bumper chrome peeling, trunk emblem shaved. Interior complete, leather dry and splitting, wood trim cracked from rust. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $17,120. Last sold for $16k in 2012 at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction (SCM# 192534). Either the odometer does not work, or the car has not been driven. This little car was certainly eyecatching and cute. Closer inspection revealed many obvious blemishes and flaws, but nothing to keep the new owner from enjoying it right away. Price may be slightly high, but still a lot of fun for little investment. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/13. #F82-1989 LOTUS ESPRIT Turbo coupe. S/N SCCFC20A2KHF26272. White/ white leather. Odo: 22,990 miles. Decent original paint with some nose touch-ups and cracks in clearcoat. Paint chips missing around sunroof. Light scratches on windshield. Window trim adhesive is beginning to delaminate. Factory panel fit. Bright white leather interior is unforgiving, helping to highlight high-use areas. Leather appears dirty but is likely just around windshield. Back glass slightly cloudy. Rubber needs replacing, with some dry rot and a few tears. Clean interior with seats and carpet that look recent. Older headliner. Original and clean engine compartment. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $62,060. This example sold right on the money, as values have been on the rise. While not a perfect car, its one-owner lineage, 40-plus-year service history, and period extras have added value. Advantage to the buyer. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/13. #536-1965 PORSCHE 356C coupe. S/N 220849. Green/black vinyl. Odo: 77,613 miles. Old green respray starting to bubble and crack over original yellow in various places. Chrome wheels with no-name baby moons, serviceable glass, dried and cracking rubber seals. Hood bowed up in middle, right door out at bottom. Rear lenses faded. California blue plates. Stock interior musty, steering wheel cracked, chrome pitted, rust-through in and peeling. Underhood dusty, stock. Seems to run well. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,170. To make a little money fixing up a neglected Roller is a goal achieved by few. This example had many needs that would quickly involve financial snorkeling. In sum, an elegant old tea-drinking lady posing for an expensive facelift or a one-way ride to assisted living. It sold for credit-card money, which seems appropriate. Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Tacoma, WA, 08/13. #F287-1975 BRITISH LEYLAND MINI Mk III 2-dr sedan. S/N XL2S1N209486A. Blaze Orange/red & black vinyl. Odo: 43,009 miles. Newer restoration with recent rubber. Glossy paint with a few bubbles and runs behind driver’s door and around windshield. Masking lines in jambs, some paint drop-outs inside rain gutters. Both doors slightly out, hood slightly forward. New bumpers front and rear. Original grille. Fresh interior. Tidy engine compartment with areas of paint lifting average. Engine, luggage storage compartments and mechanical access points all appear clean and tidy. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $24,610. The black instrument faces, standard Turbo front air dam, and absence of unique SE-specific side ducts for the oil cooler suggest that this was a standard Esprit Turbo and not an “SE” as claimed. Specifics aside, the owner lifted the reserve and the car sold, making this one of the highest Esprit sales in recent years. Given the questionable description, there is no telling what the buyer actually received. Very well sold. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/13. GERMAN #F85.1-1965 PORSCHE 356C coupe. S/N 219264. Ivory/blue vinyl. Odo: 89,616 miles. One-owner car, special-ordered in Ivory with blue interior, and includes original sales contract along with receipts dating back to 1971. Older paint showing some age. Paint touched up on driver’s door. Chrome and stainless looking a little worn, especially floor pan under carpet. Engine dirty, heater tubes missing. The tin worm cometh. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $34,500. The respray reminded me of a Rustoleum hue I once used on a mailbox. I’ve seen rustier examples successfully restored to concours condition, so maybe this one can be saved. Someone thought it had enough potential, acquiring it $4,500 under the $39k low estimate. Let’s call this one well bought and sold, with a caveat for condition. Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Tacoma, WA, 08/13. #W132-1969 OPEL GT coupe. S/N 941732979. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 59,441 miles. Original interior with recent exterior respray and period-correct aftermarket wheels. Wiper scratches on windshield. Driver’s door must be slammed to close. Newer chrome and good rubber except rear window gasket. Factory panel fit. Original interior in decent condition but a little dirty. Passenger’s sun visor missing. Cracks in steering wheel. Mostly original engine compartment is somewhat tired. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $14,000. The 124 Sports Car Market


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Roundup market was set correctly when this car sold for less than $10k at Mecum Indy just a few months ago (SCM# 216591). The best one in the country is probably not worth much more than the high bid here. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/13. #T278-1980 PORSCHE 911SC coupe. S/N 91A0143128. Gold/tan leather. Odo: 69,128 miles. Small dents on the front hood and passenger’s rear quarter. Original paint is very dull and flaking. Slightly dry rubber and minor glass scratches. Dull Fuchs wheels. Very worn interior. Seat cushion padding collapsed, and small rear seat bottoms are cracked wide open. Stitched seams separating on dashpad. Engine looks rough and needs while the mileage points to use, it was extremely clean. Not a bad buy if this is an itch you need to scratch. While it may not appreciate anytime soon, it will likely not depreciate any more than it already has. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/13. #756-1987 PORSCHE CARRERA Targa. S/N WEPOEB0916JS160787. Blue/black vinyl Targa/gray leather. Odo: 127,346 miles. No-rust body, factory gaps, doors click shut. Windshield has three ugly nickel-size stone chips, plus small ones. Hood has numerous stone chips, underneath not detailed, strut bar installed. Interior also not detailed, gray leather buckets lightly cracking, rears good, Eclipse brand stereo, a/c. Engine area driver-quality, dirty K&N air filter, strong CAR COLLECTOR AMERICAN ™ SUBSCRIBE TO ACC detailing. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $19,260. The most redeeming quality of a questionable 911SC is their nonetheless robust mechanical nature. Although the new buyer is starting with a foundation that needs a ton of love, this generation of Porsche is hard to kill, with many 300k-mile cars still road-worthy and in use today. This low-mileage example will likely be back on the road after some sorting and cosmetic refreshening. Fair deal for buyer and seller. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/13. #T48-1987 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SEL sedan. S/N WDBCA39D7HA297502. Silver/ gray leather. Odo: 130,846 miles. Very wellcared-for, one-owner original car. Decent brightwork with some aged areas. Minor scratches here and there from use. Rock chips have been touched up on hood. Straight body with factory shutlines. Original rubber holding up very well. Windshield scratched from wipers. Carpets original and worn. Leather seats gasoline smell. No body repairs or paintwork found. Incorrect wheels for year. Condition commensurate with mileage. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,250. Someone bought this Carrera for $250 above low estimate, probably with a new windshield for it under the bed. Without maintenance records, this result slides into the well-sold column. Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Tacoma, WA, 08/13. ITALIAN #534-1973 ALFA ROMEO Spider. S/N 3045740. Yellow/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 31,964 miles. Classic 50-footer that decays on approach. Ugly 10-inch body filler crack on right beside headlight. Older economy yellow paint, heavily corroded factory alloys, wiper-scratched windshield. Interior in tatters, decent original wood steering wheel. Stowed ragtop crunchy to touch, mildewed. 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 AmericanCarCollector.com 126 in excellent condition. Wood veneers on dash and console cracking. Dash shows some soiling. Engine bay very tidy. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $6,250. Still considered just a “used car,” this would be the one to get if shopping for a large Mercedes of the era. It was obvious that this one had been very well cared for, and Driver-quality underhood, brake reservoir near empty. Salvage title. Let’s move on. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $5,830. Dustin Hoffman gave Alfa a boost in “The Graduate,” but this yellow dumpster would have driven the girl to the other guy. This seemed more a parts car than Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s


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Rising Sun Recent sales of Japanese collector cars by Tony Piff (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) # 111189094870-1971 Toyota Corolla wagon. 69,214 miles. “Zero rust. One repaint, factory seats. Magnum 500 wheels. Engine with newer Weber carb starts quickly and runs very quietly. Transmission shifts great. Exterior lights work, gauges are accurate.” Condition: 3. Roundup an ambitious project. Even $2,200 under low estimate, this was very well sold for condition. Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Tacoma, WA, 08/13. #S156-1974 DETOMASO PANTERA L coupe. S/N THPNND06836. Red/black leather. Odo: 7,600 miles. Unrestored original. Factory paint with a few nicks and scratches holding up well. Panel fit is correct. Trunk carpet frayed just inside the opening. Scuffs on panel under driver’s door. Near flawless interior. Blemish on center console appears to be a burn. Original engine presents well. Some paint is heat stressed. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $84,530. Panteras saw a couple of good sales SOLD AT $4,700. Not all of the early Corolla body styles have aged as well as the 2-door wagon, which I find downright charming. A 4-speed would be more appealing than the buzzy 2-speed auto, but the price looks about right for such a dry, well maintained, relatively stock example. Slightly well sold. eBay Motors, 10/13/2013. # 261287707238-1964 Nissan Patrol SUV. S/N 4L6002093. 73,180 miles. “Professionally resprayed. Excellent restored interior. Matchingnumbers drivetrain in superb working order. Comes with original manual engine start crank. 100% rustfree.” Condition: 2. ities, this was basically a box of parts still bolted together. Unless this low-end model experiences Dino-like appreciation in the future, sorting this car would cost more than its present value. Very well sold. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/13. #F268-1994 LAMBORGHINI DIABLO VT coupe. S/N ZA9DU07PXRLA12203. Black/black leather. Original black paint is unforgiving. Scratches in clearcoat and paint chipped on nose from road use. Rust under paint above windshield. Windshield has a spot of delamination. Rubber is drying, with tears above both doors. Interior shows moderate use. Steering wheel tilt won’t lock into position. Engine bay very clean and presentable. Said to include extensive service records. in recent years which sent values temporarily soaring, but the market has since readjusted. This unrestored and low-mileage original is a well-optioned Pantera “L,” equipped with such options as power windows, a/c, and upgraded brakes and instrumentation. It is not a GTS car, which is a wash value-wise, bringing maybe a few hundred bucks on average over the standard Lusso. Bidders competed to pay a premium for originality, pushing the price well above average. Very well sold. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/13. SOLD AT $17,500. These have been coming up for sale on eBay more often, but pretty much always with significant needs or modifications. Parts supply is nil, so best to buy a finished one like this. Considering the steady ascent of restored Toyota FJs, and vintage SUVs in general, that it surpassed $15k is not surprising. eBay Motors, 9/16/2013. # 261293600917-1971 Honda 600. S/N AN6000102683. 89,102 miles. “One owner, unrestored, all-original and matching numbers, runs and drives like a champ. One small amount of rust on gas-cap cover; window seals need to be replaced. 4-speed manual.” Condition: 3. #F283-1976 FERRARI 308 GTB coupe. S/N 20211. Red/black leather. Odo: 66,002 miles. Note on car says “wheels locked up.” Electrical tools left in passenger’s footwell where someone gave up on repairs. Large area of dash removed in front of fuse panel. Fuses exposed with random wires patching from one to the next. Paint is dull with many scratches. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $85,000. This very car sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction just months ago for $89k (SCM# 221305). Lamborghini purists are loyal to the Diablo, but appreciating values that topped out five years ago have since slipped. The collector market focuses on unabused examples. This one has certainly been used but probably not abused. A few minor issues along with interior personalizations that scream 1990s are keeping its value market-correct here in the mid$80k range. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/13. JAPANESE #T205-1966 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ45 long-bed pickup. S/N FJ4522406. Green/tan/tan vinyl. Odo: 1,256 miles. Described as the “only long bed pickup known.” All original body panels. Dull older paint with lots of chips and scratches. Chips on front fender reveal blue underneath. Accessory fog lamps. Scratched side glass. Light rust on SOLD AT $2,225. Less sporting than an Austin Mini, but more usable than a Subaru Sambar, and of no apparent interest to the JDM tuning set, these remain as yet undiscovered by the collecting world. That means now is the time to buy (if ever). Well bought. eBay Motors, 9/28/2013. ♦ 128 Windows are delaminating. Rubber on federalized bumpers is dry and split. Moldy interior smells bad. Roof marred by contact with rear hatch. Engine is all there but shows age. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $23,540. No documents confirming “engine out” service, but at this point, who really cares? If it were a Vetroresina (early fiberglass) example, it may be worth keeping together, but with few redeeming qual- worn mirror bolts. Seat material in good shape. Engine mostly tidy with paint flaking off of the radiator. Could use a refreshening. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $35,845. Strong recent Sports Car Market


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Roundup sales of these early Land Cruisers have spurred incomplete restorations and inspired owners to take advantage of the current market. Now there is no shortage at auction, and it goes without saying what saturation will eventually do for values. Still, unique ones tend to do well, and this one was a good deal. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/13. #W68-1971 DATSUN 240Z coupe. S/N HLS3037428. Safari Gold/black vinyl. Odo: 34,227 miles. Older repaint with some cracking. Good factory panel fit. Dry rubber on windows. Rubber seal in driver’s door and rear hatch openings patched with silicone. Black spray texture on rear trim piece that runs the width of the car around taillights. Rear hatch won’t latch. Passenger’s mirror added. Missing glovebox door. Tidy engine compartment with overspray on some firewall Easily the oldest vehicle here, and actually shirttail-related to all these Chevys here. This was one of William C. Durant’s multiple attempts at an automotive empire (another became General Motors). Prior to 1928, this is essentially a Star, so there’s some parts interchangeability out there—but this is one very ambitious restoration project (or a spendy parts car). VanDerBrink Auctions, Pierce, NE, 09/13. #79-1954 CHEVROLET 150 wagon. S/N A54K014712. Maroon & white/maroon & white vinyl. Odo: 28,167 miles. 235-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Used-car trade-in, left to rot. Complete under the hood except for the radiator cap. Extensive surface rust on front clip, mostly sun-faded paint on rest of body. Some rust-out in lower body, with the floorboards rotted away. All glass cracked or broken. Inte- few of these were made—some estimates are as low as 16—and all were reportedly awarded as sales incentive prizes to dealers. As such, the price realized doesn’t surprise me at all, with or without the Lambrecht hype. If anything, I expected it to bring more. Sold to an online bidder. VanDerBrink Auctions, Pierce, NE, 09/13. #5K-1958 CHEVROLET APACHE 31 stepside pickup. S/N 3A58K101618. Seafoam/ black & gray vinyl. Odo: 5 miles. 235-ci I6, 1-bbl, 4-sp. Never sold, but was titled. Light overall paint fade to almost a matte finish. Light overall surface rust on undercarriage. The only hubcap is on the spare tire. Good, moderately soiled bench seat. Stated that it last ran two years ago, but no attempt components. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $10,968. History shows the early Datsun market has remained pretty steady throughout the years. Aside from those with racing pedigree, the lack of unusual configurations and easy access to decent examples have kept collectibility fairly low. Most people buy them to drive, as opposed to putting them in a collection. This driver-quality car had been “restored” but still had some needs. Considering the condition, the new owner paid the right price for a decent driver. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/13. AMERICAN #12L-1928 DURANT 55 2-dr sedan. S/N E17738. Green/black leatherette. Odo: 49,634 miles. Stated that it originally belonged to Ray Lambrecht’s uncle when new, and stayed in the family since. Although it was pulled from inside the dealership, it is in very disheveled condition from previous outside storage. Paint is heavily faded. Roof has mostly caved in, roof leatherette holds what remains in place. As such, interior is all but trashed. Complete rior is exceptionally dirty. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $11,025. On any other Saturday at any other auction, $5k for this car would be insane money. There’s nothing special about the car or the circumstances—it’s a dead used car that needs a total restoration, and starting the process at an $11k buy-in (or at any price, for that matter) makes no rational sense. A perfect example of “Lambrecht Legend” hype coming to fruition. VanDerBrink Auctions, Pierce, NE, 09/13. #3000-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE promotional pedal car. S/N N/A. White/red vinyl. Sat in the dealership for several decades, with a thick layer of dust on it. Grille trim and wheels are heavily rusted, while the rest of the brightwork is decent. Good original paint and decals, albeit showing some age. Good seat, with heavier paint chipping on the steering wheel. Yellowed and foggy wind- made to get it going since. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $86,400. As one of only two vehicles out here that had run within the past couple of years, this was also one of the only ones with any attempt at cleanup (albeit years earlier). While the truck next to it was expected to break $100k (Lot 11L, the $147k ’58 Cameo), this truck’s price caught a lot of folks offguard. I’d say that just being generally cleaned up helped it a lot. VanDerBrink Auctions, Pierce, NE, 09/13. #87-1960 CHEVROLET APACHE 10 stepside pickup. S/N 0C154K138729. Blue/ silver & black vinyl. Odo: 2 miles. 235-ci I6, 1-bbl, 4-sp. New inventory never sold. Per copy of build sheet in glovebox, options include heavy half-ton suspension, 4-speed transmission, deluxe heater and sidemount spare. Heavier paint fading, with surface rust taking hold on hood and roof. Wood bed long since rotted away. Four of five hubcaps rendered scrap metal. Most of the inspection under the hood. Cond: 5-. SOLD AT $7,350. 130 shield. Lot includes a poster board of an original photo of Lambrecht’s kids riding in it when new. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $17,280. Very stickers are still on the windshield and side glass. Decent seat vinyl. Very difficult-to-open hood yields a complete engine bay. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $48,300. It took two of us SCMers to pop the hood open, but we were greeted by a complete engine compartment, so the radiator thieves must not have been able to pop it open. As one of the first of the NOS (Nasty Old Sports Car Market


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Roundup Stock) pickups to sell, it also brought very strong money. Somehow, I don’t think that was because it had a radiator in it, but you never know with this crowd. VanDerBrink Auctions, Pierce, NE, 09/13. #136L-1960 FORD FALCON sedan. S/N 0R12S182979. Platinum/gray vinyl. Odo: 69,009 miles. 144-ci I6, 1-bbl, auto. A trade-in that was parked long enough for a tree to grow between the bumper and grille (cut off at the ground for auction, but still blocks hood from closing). Front fender in gray primer; one door in red primer. Hard to discern original color Camaros; the new owner is probably still looking for an engine up front. VanDerBrink Auctions, Pierce, NE, 09/13. BEST BUY #S129.1-1963 FORD GALAXIE Lightweight 2-dr hard top. S/N 3N66R140512. White/red vinyl. Odo: 13,066 miles. 427-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. 1963½ “MX” code factory lightweight. 427/425 Rcode engine. Older restoration. Factory stamps and frame plate. Paint crack on passenger’s front fender. Trim showing age. Rubber in good shape. Scratches in back glass. Bostrum lightweight bucket seats show wear. Trim coming loose on driver’s seat. Original-ap- tags to the body during this timeframe. In some instances, the factory would have to drill them out and rivet them into place. Buyer indicated that he intends to use it as his shop car, and on Sunday was making good progress on getting it started. At least it had a few hundred miles on it, so he won’t be losing too much in the future when he moves on and tries to sell it. Price looks at least 10 grand above market. VanDerBrink Auctions, Pierce, NE, 09/13. #S128-1965 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE Z16 2-dr hard top. S/N 138375K167720. Tuxedo Black/black vinyl. Odo: 30,356 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. From the Buddy Herin Collection. Documented with the original window sticker and Protect-O-Plate. Frame-off nut-and-bolt restoration showing some age. A few light paint scratches on passenger’s rear quarter-panel. Deep paint fade on passenger’s door. Chips behind driver door. Dry vent window rubber on both sides. Glass in good shape and shutlines fit nicely. Clean interior has seen very little use. Engine very clean and shows due to heavy surface rust. Doors difficult to open or close. Decent trim and bumpers will make good cores for replating. Cond: 5-. SOLD AT $756. What a lovely sight: a Falcon in a tree. Or is it a tree in a Falcon? Just a parts car obtained a hair above scrap-metal price. Of course, I kind of hope that some contemporary artistic type bought it as a yard ornament. VanDerBrink Auctions, Pierce, NE, 09/13. #6L-1963 CHEVROLET CORVAIR Monza 2-dr hard top. S/N 30927W269957. Ermine White/red vinyl. Odo: 17 miles. 145-ci H6, 2x1-bbl, 4-sp. On MSO. Appears to have been parked near the shop’s parts washer, now coated in light oil and grease—an unintentional layer of Cosmoline protection from condensation damage. Wonderful original interior, with light mildew on armrests only. Front section carpet removed, allegedly put into the trunk (along with the wheel covers). Equipped pearing engine shows some use. All the correct lightweight components including fiberglass hood, fenders, trunk lid and aluminum bumpers are there. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $93,090. Not fully documented, but does include “miscellaneous paperwork.” Values for the Lightweight have been all over the place, since condition can vary quite a bit. Those that were raced (as intended) can be in pretty rough shape, and most don’t have the pedigree to push the values upward. This one was in decent shape, having been previously restored at some point. It was a Lightweight R-code for ordinary R-code money. Well bought. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/13. #4K-1964 CHEVROLET BEL AIR wagon. S/N 41635J3377878. Meadow Green/ green vinyl. Odo: 326 miles. 283-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. VIN tag fell off some time over the years but was found in the car during public inspection. Sold on a title issued to Midwest Leasing of Pierce, NE. Window sticker indicates optional Powerglide, wheelcovers, 2-speed wipers, washers and seatbelt delete. Mostly good original paint has some surface rust on the hood. Dusty but complete engine bay. Good original interior, more dusty and dirty than with five original Firestone Deluxe Champion tires. Engine bay in a bit of disarray; I suspect this may have been cannibalized for a customer’s car when new. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $42,000. My favorite car here. While not as complete under the hood as Lot 5L, it was probably the easiest to clean up and was one of the better-protected cars. With the contrasting body paint, this is also the car I’d most love to see sitting on jack stands as the centerpiece of a CORSA judging and authenticity seminar. Sold to a collector of Chevelles and 132 virtually no use. One of 201 Z16s; said to be one of three in black-on-black. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $214,000. Sold new in Illinois and listed in the General Motors Z16 Memo. The car was drag-raced by its first owner and later restored to its original configuration. Z16 prices surged with the muscle-car market several years ago and have been pretty steady since cooling off. A different Z16 at Silver’s 2010 Reno sale appeared to be a fresher restoration, but it no-saled at $195k (SCM# 166150). The economy is better today than it was then, making this blue-chip muscle car seem like a fair deal. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/13. #3K-1965 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2-dr hard top. S/N 164375S290404. Artesian Turquoise/aqua vinyl. Odo: 12 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. On MSO, per the window sticker still in place from when it was glued on at St. Louis assembly plant. Minimal options. Light paint chips on front fascia are now sur- anything. Wheelcovers are sitting on the backseat in their original plastic bags. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $31,500. 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Roundup face-rusted. Excellent original brightwork. Original wheels; wheelcovers still in trunk. Two light cracks and loose pinchweld molding on driver’s seat; interior otherwise gorgeous. Virgin envelope with the license plate hardware and full owner’s documents packet, including blank Protect-O-Plate, in glovebox. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $76,125. This was one of my favorites out here—because it would colorcoordinate exactly with my ’62 Corvair Monza convertible, and because it was generally clean and is just a weekend away from running. (It ran about a year ago.) Do the brakes (completely, with DOT 5 coursing though its lines), deal with scummy old fuel issues, and you’ll have the nicest, newest ’65 Impala on the planet. Actually, it already is. The on-site buying dealer was on the fence if he was going to keep or flip it. VanDerBrink Auctions, Pierce, NE, 09/13. #84-1966 CHEVROLET NOVA 2-dr hard top. S/N 113676N104966. Light green metallic/Fawn vinyl. Odo: 45,311 miles. 283ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Used car, titled to the dealer. Heavily dented roof has crushed the windshield and backlight. Original paint is faded, with heavy surface rust on roof and fender tops. Several emblems and taillights are gone. Interior is missing rear parcel shelf. Seats are in shreds. All four wheelcovers are Scottsdale in 1993 with only 800 fewer miles than show today (SCM# 6597). It sold last May at Dragone’s Westport, CT, sale at $220k (SCM# 201654). While much less valuable than at the peak of the market five years ago, it was very well bought here. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/13. #S107-2005 FORD GT coupe. S/N 1FAFP90S854401631. Mark IV Red/black leather. Odo: 1,820 miles. 5.4-L supercharged V8, 6-sp. Appears factory-fresh with no signs of use. Nose is free of rock chips, door sills are only slightly worn from entry and exit. Features include brake calipers painted to match, HID headlights, forged alloy wheels, and the optional McIntosh audio system. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $272,850. There was dry and cracking but all original. Original glass looks new. Small dent in stainless above driver’s door. Original tires. Time-warp interior with minimal wear. Gorgeously detailed Hemi with shaker hood. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $214,000. The previous owners recognized the historic significance of this one early on. The car was a no-sale at $35k at Barrett-Jackson sitting on the loose back seat. Rust-out in the floor. Complete under the hood, but dusty and rusty. Cond: 5-. SOLD AT $5,775. This was ordered new by Ray Lambrecht for his son Mark, then put in the building that eventually had the roof cave in, and then later kicked out to the trees. It’ll take an ambitious and skilled body-shop technician to put this one together, but watch this VIN for a ProStreet machine or “numbers-matching” L78-powered SS in a few years. VanDerBrink Auctions, Pierce, NE, 09/13. #S222-1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI ’CUDA 2-dr hard top. S/N BS23R0B349154. Alpine White/black vinyl. Odo: 9,848 miles. 426-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Matching numbers, with factory fender tags and build sheet. Mostly original super-low-mileage car. Paint in very nice condition with chips around trunk opening and older respray in places. Some rubber never much of a “used-car” market for these, with a very small window, if any, of depreciation. Immediately after release, collectors were paying top dollar until the market began to ease a bit. Having taken off again, it is not uncommon to see the GT sell for an additional $100k compared with when it left the dealer showroom, with few selling for less than $200k in the past couple of years. Aside from two cars that sold for charity and one car still on original MSO, this is the highest price paid for a Ford GT at auction. Well sold. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/13. © January 2014 133


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Mystery Photo Answers Shaq — there’s some dude named Carroll at the door. He says your car is outside. — Randy Zelin, via email Comments With Your Renewals I read every issue, every word, love it, especially the wonderful tongue-in-cheek (or in-checkbook) auction reports, which slyly poke fun at a specific fright pig! — Bruce W. Jenett, Woodside, CA Seeing that some resto-mods RUNNER-UP: CSUX0001 — Erik Olson, Dublin, CA Few people know that Shelby had the 2+2 idea before Jaguar. — Joe Amft, Evanston, IL I think the auction description of this as a “Cobra replica” is a bit of a stretch, even if Carroll did sign the dash. — Frank P. Koch, Baton Rouge, LA This is the car to be buried in! — Al Zim, via email It wasn’t until the first proto- type was built that Carroll finally decided the Mustang was the best way to do a family Shelby. — James S. Eubanks, Marietta, GA After a few years of living in Beverly Hills, they decided it was time to get a sports car for Jed and all his kin… 4-speed…locked rear end…Ya’ll burn rubber now, ya hear? — Tim Wright, Glendale, AZ But…But…Carroll Shelby signed the glovebox door! — Walter Scott, via email Long-wheelbase ugly replica car for sale. Optional top doesn’t exist. No windshield. Special toothpick to clean bugs from teeth included. Engine is not included. — Phil Stevens, via email Four-door Cobra kit car total sales: one. Two-door Cobra kit car total sales: 37,639. The 2-door Cobra kit car wins the Cobra Kit Car Sales War! — Phil Schroeder, Platte City, MO Handsome color combination. With shifting trends in car collecting, motorcars like this are at risk. — Norman Vogel, San Francisco, CA So, ol’ Shel said, “Take that car out on the track for a stretch.” — Gary Francis, Chico, CA An anonymous ignominy disguised as a sports car. — Dan Faustman, Elk Grove, CA Randy Zelin wins an SCM hat for coming up with the only plausible reason anyone would want a stretch Cobra. © This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: December 25, 2013 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@sports- carmarket.com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 972084797. 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. are bringing huge money, can you guys do an array of articles that go behind the curtain and tell the rest of us why these cars sell for what seems like huge money? We’ve all seen the ’Vettes at Barrett in Scottsdale, and rather than just report on well, it sold for ‘X’ and that would appear to be the restoration cost and that’s that…. I think there may be more to the story. It would be great to get inside the bidder’s head, as well as the builder to see why and how the car was built; as well as why the car ticked all the boxes for at least two bidders. Great magazine, keep up the great work! — Mark Hoffman, Black River Falls, WI Mark, we’ve had some great articles on that topic in American Car Collector. The reality is, we have only so many pages of editorial to work with each month, and putting one thing in means taking another one out. As nearly all resto-mods are American-based, it makes sense to have them in ACC. — KM Keith — from subscribing to Car & Driver as a teen, to buying an array of magazines as a new collector 10 years ago — I now subscribe to one car magazine. But you have, presumably to promote value in Platinum, deleted the price graphs we used to get each month (one or two cars each month?) which displayed the historical values of interesting cars. Could you refresh our memories of what these graphs looked like by including two per issue, one on a $1 millionplus model, and one on a $100k type of model. Then newer readers could decide if Platinum would be worth it. — Dennis Nelson, Delta, British Columbia Dennis, if you check Platinum, it does offer graphs when you search for a car. Your choices are Average Price by Auction Date, Total Sales of Model by Auction Date, Individual Sales, and Average Price by Model Year. You may be referring to a graph we once had in the magazine, called “The Twenty-Year Picture.” Bringing that back is a good idea; watch here for developments and thanks for the suggestion. — KM Less Ferrari stuff and more variety! You’re the best and still getting better. — Hans Huwyler, Columbus, NC Less European auction cover- age. Thanks. — George Crist, Reno, NV More coverage of vintage Mercedes! An article on the 107 models would be nice. (’72–89 SLs) — Steven Blake, Palm Springs, CA Been a reader since the days of art covers; always a great magazine. The best. — John Johnson, Lisle, IL Thank you all for your contin- ued renewals. We’re 25 years old and going strong, looking forward to 26 with your support. — Keith Martin 134 Sports Car Market


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English 1930 Brough Superior SS100 motorcycle four-wheel discs. Extensive documentation. Suitable for track and tours. $149,500. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Web: www.fantasyjunction.com (CA) 1961 Jaguar XK 150 drophead coupe White/black. 68,000 miles. A wonderful rust-free, damage-free, matching-numbers Series 1.5. Collector owned and pampered for many years. White, black Connolly leather. A veteran of local tours, so it’s fully sorted. $85,000. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd., 203.852.1670, Email: matt@degarmoltd.com Web: www.deGarmoLtd.com 1971 Jaguar XKE convertible standing basis for high-quality restoration. Original weather equipment, jack, spare, tools, dual exhaust and Lucas Flamethrower fog lamps. $78,500. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Web: www.fantasyjunction.com (CA) 1968 Jaguar XKE convertible Contact David, Auto Archeologist, 860.398.1732, Email: E4WBrill@aol.com (CT) 2007 Jaguar XK-R convertible Salsa Rd/Black Leather. 52,000 miles. V8, 6-spd automatic. One owner, very well maintained and enjoyed. Beautiful shape. Nominal wear on driver’s seat. Salsa Red, supercharged, 420-hp will snap your neck. Paddle shifters, black leather interior, black top. Will consider partial SUV trade. $35,000 OBO. Contact David, Auto Archeologist, 860.398.1732, Email: E4WBrill@aol.com (CT) German 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc convertible S/N JTOW8425SC. Black/35 miles. Matching numbers. Engine, frame and transmission verified by Machine Registrar. Total mechanical and cosmetic restoration 2013. Trophy winner. Continuous ownership history and restoration photos available $550,000. Contact Michael, FitzSimons Engineers, 203.661.0526, Email: mike@fiteng.com (CT) 1953 Austin A30 AS3 4-dr sedan S/N S838630DN. Imperial Maroon/Biscuit. I6, 4-spd manual. Spectacular color combo with a no-expensespared restoration by Jaguar professionals, this 3.8 DHC is a JCNA national champion, scoring 100 points in three consecutive 2011 shows! Excellent opportunity for the serious collector. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com Web: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/ detail/252 (CA) 1962 Jaguar Mk 2 4-dr sedan S/N AS3L6788. Black/tan. 18,000 miles. I4, 4-spd manual. Rare left-hand-drive. No rust, original tools, service history since 1992. Excellent body and interior. Rebuilt brake, fuel and cooling systems. New rubber body parts. Driven regularly. Parts and manuals available. $8,950. Contact Robert, 308.379.4001, Email: AustinA30AS3@gmail.com (NE) 1960 Jaguar Mark IX 4-dr sedan Black-plate California car. Only 1,500 miles on complete $59,000 restoration. Paint and bodywork by Images Auto Body and mechanicals by Bill Price. Restoration invoices and photographs. $57,500. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@ fantasyjunction.com Web: www.fantasyjunction. com (CA) 1966 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III Flying Spur 4-dr sedan S/N 791772BW. Black & white/Biscuit. 1,170 miles. I6, 3-spd automatic. Handsomely restored, matching numbers, black-plate car that has been in California all of its life. Previously owned and cared for by a Jaguar Club member, this elegant Mark IX has won concours awards and includes Heritage COA, toolkit and car cover. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/350 1960 Omega Jaguar roadster S/N LSGT631C. Shell Grey/Scarlet. 65,487 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. California delivery with L.A. Auto Show history. Last collector/owner kept 30 years. Remarkably preserved with high-quality repaint and excellent original interior. Complete with correct HJ Mulliner owner’s handbook, factory build sheets and tools. $345,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954.522.9900, Email: Contact@MotorcarGallery.com Web: www. MotorcarGallery.com (FL) 1967 Jaguar XK 140 MC roadster S/N SYCC34. Wonderful, minimalist English special. Period competition race history. Jaguar driveline, 136 Matching-numbers MC with O/D. To drive or out- Signal Red/tan. 67,000 miles. I6, 4-spd automatic. Second owner, California car with low mileage. Nice tan leather interior, beautiful Burlwood inlays, tan top, new tires, new ignition coils, module and plugs. Regularly serviced with receipts. 4.0-L six is very reliable and powerful, too. Stunning! $15,000 OBO. S/N SCBZD02A5KCX29150. Royal Blue/parchment. V8, automatic. HAPPY HOLIDAYS, HONEY! His and hers Bentley Continental convertibles. Both Royal Blue with parchment interiors/blue piping. 17,000 miles/everflex/lambs wool. One: 34,000 mi (54,000km)/cloth top/cocktail requisites. Both excellent condition. $249,000 OBO. Contact Andrew, 508.274.7866, Email: andrew.gutowski@verizon. net (MA) 1996 Jaguar XJS convertible S/N IS72491. Primrose Yellow/Cinnamon. 79,068 miles. V12, 4-spd manual. Attractive numbersmatching XKE with a recent documented restoration to show/driver level; Featuring a/c, wire wheels, and 4-speed. Previously owned and cared for by a longtime Jaguar Club member, this would make a great touring XKE 2+2! Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/308 1989 Bentley Continental convertibles S/N 70712. 9,100 miles. Body-off restoration; mechanicals and cosmetics. Engine and transmission rebuilt, needs nothing. Sliding side windows are removable for summer, with custom made 4-sleeve storage pouch. Had it out yesterday—more smiles per mile. 15,230 original kms. $42,750. Contact Burt, 312.951.8981, Email: burt@burtrichmond.com (IL) 1963 Volkswagen Beetle 2-dr sedan S/N 2R13675. British Racing Green/Biscuit. 25,000 miles. Absolutely beautiful car with documents back to day one. $74,500 OBO. Contact Robert, KWM Ventures, 303.898.5706, Email: wilsonb@industrialchemcorp.com (CO) 1972 Jaguar XKE Series III 2+2 coupe S/N 188015750021. Burgundy/beige. I6, 4-spd manual. Very collectable and elusive. Only 53 built. Two-owner car with only 59,394 kilometers. Complete with owner’s books, build sheet, historical documents, factory brochure and luggage. This is one of the most important cars in the automobile world. Motorcar Gallery, 954.522.9900, Email: Contact@ MotorcarGallery.com Web: www.MotorcarGallery. com (FL) 1959 Messerschmitt KR200 S/N 5019349. Gray/burgundy w/white piping. 1,000 miles. H4, 4-spd manual. Custom built for Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong by Lucky 7 Rods. Interior by Bob Devine, chopped top, built 100-hp engine, ready to be shown at events or in mags. 1,000 miles from build, incredible quality, sound system, many custom details/electronics. $27,900 OBO. Contact Thomas, Claridge’s, 510.697.2414, Email: tomclaridge@sbcglobal.net (CA) Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery 1967 Porsche 911S Targa 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster Japanese 1983 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 SUV manual. Runs great, numbers-matching former show car, driven little. In family for long time. No rust, ever. Original bill of sale, full ownership history. $125,000. Contact David, 801.699.3928, Email: ferrariguyv12@aol.com (UT) 1969 Ford F-100 pickup S/N 500239S. Gulf Blue/black. 124,600 miles. H6, 5-spd manual. Very hard to find in Gulf Blue over black Leather. Engine number 961527, transmission number 104504(901/02). In nice running shape. Limited production. $175,000. Contact Claudio, 500 Miles, LLC, Email: 500milesllc@gmail.com (CO) 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL convertible S/N WP0EB0916K5173668. Guards Red/black. 32,342 miles. 5-spd manual. Highly collectible and all-original Speedster, one of only 823 to come stateside! With a widened stance, awesome color combo, this car is in great condition and presents a great investment opportunity for the Porsche collector! Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/ index.php/inventory/detail/304 (CA) Italian 1955 Lancia Aurelia B20 Series IV coupe Beige Gray/black. Longtime California car. Runs beautifully. Tremendous curb appeal. Proven event entrant. Two tops, a/c, correct radio, automatic, new tires. $75,000. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com (CA) 1969 Porsche 911S coupe Green/green. 240 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Fully restored FJ that features a ton of original components, same as when it rolled off the showroom floor. It is available at $75,000 OBO. Contact Nelson, The FJ Company, Email: nelsondcalle@ mac.com Web: www.rkmcca.com/car/1983-ToyotaFJ40/755#!/13343 (FL) American 1952 Cunningham C-3 West Palm Beach coupe Highly original, unmolested example. Fresh, topquality transaxle, suspension, fuel system, driveshaft, brakes by respected marque specialist. Original Nardi steering wheel, floor shift and twin carburetors. $225,000. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Web: www. fantasyjunction.com (CA) 1973 Lamborghini Espada Series III coupe S/N 119122252. Red/black. 45,021 miles. H6, If you are looking for a nice 1969 porsche 911S, this is your car. It has RS steel flairs and a real ducktail. 7s and 8s, MFI 2.0-Ltr 190-hp S motor and trans, however the VIN is a T. Call for more info. A great driving car! $65,000 OBO. Contact James, 310.704.2759, Email: jamesposte@gmail.com (CA) 1973 Porsche 911E Targa Blue & white/blue. 48,000 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. Amazing, low-mileage, original F100. Zero rust, superb condition throughout. Comes with original Protect-O-Plate, owner’s manual, jack. Great history. 100% correct and original. $21,500 Firm. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd., 203.852.1670, Email: matt@ degarmoltd.com Web: www.deGarmoLtd.com 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A pro-touring 2-dr hard top One-off constructed on C-2 competition chassis. 220-hp Chrysler Hemi, aluminum body. Well documented, known ownership. $750,000. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Web: www.fantasyjunction.com (CA) 1965 Chevrolet El Camino pickup S/N 8982. 8,500 miles. 5-spd manual. Beautiful and very original U.S. delivery Series III. Rosso Granada metallic with tan leather interior. Complete history from new. Recent service. Car is located in Arizona. $117,500. Contact Marc, 973.715.4779, Email: taubercars@yahoo.com (AZ) 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV coupe Solid, rust-free floors, front pan and battery boxes. Much recent mechanical work. 911S appearance package. $79,500. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Web: www. fantasyjunction.com (CA) 1973 Porsche 911T coupe S/N AR3023811. Red/black with gray inserts. 81,000 miles. I4, 5-spd manual. The suspension is new, tires are new, runs great, trans smooth, interior is serviceable, paint crazed but looks good across the street. Never been fouled up, all parts there and in great shape. Stock example of an iconic coupe. Minor rust/ dents. $18,500 OBO. Contact Matt, 916.204.6492, Email: matt@michael-n-sons.com 2001 Qvale Mangusta convertible S/N JH23GOB160608. V8, Extensive performance upgrades for street, strip and track. Show-quality new build with test miles only. Additional photos and specs available. Make offer. Contact Thomas, 715.458.2277, Email: bob@lcars.com Web: www. lcars.com (WI) 1989 Pontiac Trans Am 20th Anniversary Festival Pace Car coupe Red/black. V8, 3-spd automatic. No rust, beautiful paint. 350-ci, 350 auto. Air conditioning, power steering, power disc brakes, Magnaflow exhaust, 12bolt rear. Great driver. $18,000 OBO. Contact Bryan, Email: afxdude40@yahoo.com (OR) 1966 Oldsmobile Delta 88 2-dr hard top White/Matrix. 613 miles. V6, 4-spd automatic. Car was purchased directly from Pontiac Division with MSO (per PHS, 25th car built). Never titled or registered. Per appraiser: Awe-inspiring, completely original, meticulously maintained. Day one documentation. $65,000. Contact Judith, 203.235.3446, Email: jfpanciera@msn.com (CT) 2011 Shelby GT350 coupe Blue/blue. 96,000 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. New, nearly flawless paint. Tilt/telescopic steering wheel, rare headrests, dash perfect, four new shocks, new front suspension, new alternator, new heater core. V8 runs smooth. Drives great and ready to go anywhere. No rust, Soouthern California car. Honest driver. $11,500 OBO. Contact Adam, 760.310.6122, Email: commander3@cox.net (CA) S/N 9113100166. Light yellow/black with Houndstooth. 110,000 miles. H6, 5-spd manual. One Southern California owner since 1977. Most all records. Mostly all-original paint. Engine built 20k miles ago to 2.7L. Recent $20k light restoration performed. Great touring and original example. Tons of photos and details on website. $59,990 OBO. Contact Paul, AutoKennel, 714.335.4911, Email: paul@ autokennel.com Web: www.AutoKennel.com (CA) S/N 00186. Black/black. 14,810 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. Rare Italian hybrid from when hybrid meant a big-a** American motor in a beautiful Italian body and chassis. Roto top: coupe/targa/ full convertible. 4.6-liter, 320-hp, DOHC 32-valve Ford Cobra power with Ford 5-speed and driveline. A like-new example with very low mileage. Very collectible. $34,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954.522.9900, Email: Contact@MotorcarGallery.com Web: www. MotorcarGallery.com (FL) 1966 Shelby GT350 fastback S/N 1ZVBP8CF1B5116751. White/4,000 miles. V8, 6-sp. White with Guardsman Blue stripes. Light and fast with razor-sharp handling, perfectly balanced and powerful. One owner, never raced, with all manuals, records and promo materials. Break-in done correctly. Kept in an air-conditioned garage in FL. Like new. Contact Dan, 508.561.8616, Email: drourke@aol.com (FL) © S/N SFM6S2040. Green/black. 0 miles. V8, 4-spd 138 Sports Car Market


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33 (0)1 42 99 2056, 33 (0)1 42 99 1639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. Email: motorcars@artcurial.com. www.artcurial.com/motorcars. (FR) located in San Antonio, Texas. DKC has been responsible for successful collector car sales since 1972 with annual sales in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Dan has personally has over $1,000,000,000 in sales in his storied career. Dan, and daughters Tiffany, Tedra and Tara, manage the company. 866.495.8111 Dankruseclassics.com (TX) Mecum Auction Company. Auctions America. 877.906.2437, Formed in July 2010 as a subsidiary of RM Auctions, the Auctions America by RM team, led by collector car expert Donnie Gould, specializes in American classics, Detroit muscle, hot rods, customs and vintage motorcycles. Consign With Confidence. www.auctionsamerica.com. (IN) Gooding & Company. 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 finest 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 watches unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine 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) 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-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August, the recordsetting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. www.goodingco.com. (CA) 262.275.5050. The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 25 years, now offering more than 12,000 vehicles per year. Mecum Auctions is the world leader of collector car, exotics, vintage motorcycles and road art sales. Auctions are held throughout the United States and broadcast live on Velocity, Discovery Network. For further information, visit www.Mecum.com. 445 South Main Street Walworth, WI 53184. 262.275.5050 (WI) 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) 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 consignors are everyday people with a passion for Nostalgic and Collector cars. Come see the difference at Silver Auctions. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. Email: silver@silverauctions.com, www.silverauctions.com. (WA) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Shows 800.237.8954, Hosting two auctions a year in beautiful Palm Beach, FL, March & December. Offering quality collector cars and personalized service, all in a climate-controlled, state-of-the-art facility. Come be a part of the excitement! Check us out at www.hollywoodcarauctions.com. Where Collectors Collect! See You On The Block! Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290, 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics & exotics. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) The Vicari Auction Company hosts fast-paced, high energy auctions along the Gulf Coast, offering an entertaining destination to car collectors, enthusiasts and travelers. The company prides itself on personal service, providing cars for everyone from the avid collector to the first-time buyer. For more information, contact Vicari Auction at 1900 Destrehan Ave., Harvey, LA 70058; call 504.875.3563; or visit www.vicariauction.com. (LA) Rick Cole Auctions. Rick Cole conducted the first auction ever held in Monterey. His dozen successive annual events forever changed the landscape of the historic weekend. Next August, Rick Cole and Terry Price combine seventy-plus years of professional client care to present an entirely new type of Monterey Auction experience, conducted at The Marriott Hotel. Limited consignment. Email: rickcole@rickcole. com Web: www.rickcole.com (CA) Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942, Bonhams. +44.207.228.8000, +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. www.bonhams.com. (U.K.) Bonhams. 415.391.4000, 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103. www.bonhams.com. (CA) Join Leake Auction Company as they celebrate 40 years in the collector car auction industry. Their unsurpassed customer service and fast-paced twolane auction ring makes them a leader in the business. Leake currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas and San Antonio. Visit them online at www.leakecar.com or call 800.722.9942. Worldwide Auctioneers. RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371,. 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) Lucky Collector Car Auctions. Dan Kruse Classics is a familyowned collector car auction company 140 888.672.0020, Lucky Collector Car Auctions is aptly named after Harold “Lucky” Lemay. Based in the majestic, pastoral ground of Marymount, home to the Lemay Family Collection Foundation near Tacoma, WA, the collection, formerly the biggest in the world according to Guinness, now hosts an unrivaled event center, art collection and charitable foundation, which features two exceptional collector car auctions a year. www.luckyoldcar.com (WA) Russo and Steele Collector Auto- mobile Auctions. 602.252.2697, Fax: 602.252.6260. Specializing in the finest European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo and Steele now hosts four record-breaking auctions per year; Newport Beach in June; Monterey, CA, every August; Las Vegas in September, and Scottsdale, AZ, every January. As one of the premier auction events in With offices and auctions throughout North America and Europe, RM is the largest auction house globally that caters to collectors of high-end vintage automobiles. The RM team of car specialists is the largest in the world, offering services in a numbers of languages and decades of experience in buying, selling, racing, and restoring collector cars. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) 800.990.6789 or 1.260.925.6789, Worldwide Auctioneers was formed over a decade ago by vintage-motorcar specialists Rod Egan and John Kruse. The sale and acquisition of classic automobiles is our core business, and no one is better qualified. Worldwide is unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer, and we are wholly invested in achieving the best result for you. Our auctions are catalogue-based, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) In addition to helping collectors buy and sell cars at auction, we offer specialist-appraisal, estate-management and collection-consultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. www.worldwide-auctioneers.com. (IN) Alfa Romeo Centerline Products. 888.750. ALFA, Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 30 years — rely on our experience to build and maintain your dream Alfa. 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through 164. Newly developed products introduced regularly. Check our web site for online store, new arrivals, tech tips, and special offers. www.centerlinealfa.com. (CO) site to view our latest titles and order. www.CoachbuiltPress.com (PA). 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. 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. Efficient, personal service. www.alfapartscatalog.com. (CA) Appraisals Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic vintage automotive posters. The vast inventory runs from the late 1890s through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters.com. Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886, Offices located nationwide. Pre-purchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale vales, estates, expert witness testimony. On-site inspection. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. “Not just one man’s opinion of value.” See web site for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com. Buy/Sell/General eclectic and proud of it. Find your treasure here, or pass it along to the next generation. www.cosmopolitanmotors. com (WA) lector vehicles available, combined with unparalleled service. If we do not currently have that which you are looking for or, if you have a classic that you’re looking to sell, please let us know. 150 Pico Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90405 310.593.2080 www.kastnerandpartnersgarage.com Gullwing Motor Cars stocks more than 100 cars at our warehouse location, 27 years of experience; visited by customers across the country and overseas. We specialize in European and American cars and we are always looking to buy classic cars in any condition. We pick up from anywhere in the U.S. Quick payment & pick up. 718.545.0500. www.gullwingmotorcars.com Hartek Automotive, 319.337.4140, Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. 206.467.6531 , For over a quarter century Cosmopolitan Motors has been at the center of the world for collector cars changing hands. Their unparalleled experience in tracking valuations makes them uniquely capable of valuating the rare and unusual. Estates, settlements, collections, insurance. Let their billion dollars worth of experience supply the results you seek. “We covet the rare and unusual whether pedigreed or proletarian”. www. cosmopolitanmotors.com (WA) largest European classic car dealerships in the nation with an extensive inventory spanning over 50,000 sf. We can meet all your classic car needs with our unprecedented selection; from top of the line models to projects cars. We buy classic cars in any shape or condition & provide the quickest payment & pickup anywhere in the U.S. 310.975.0272 www.beverlyhillscarclub.com (CA) Hartek Automotive is a division of Hartwig Motors Inc., one of the oldest automotive retailers in the Midwest since 1912. Hartek Automotive specializes in the maintenance and sale of sports and prestige automobiles. Their reputation for service continues with a very personalized approach to maintenance of an individual’s daily driver, to the restoration of that special automobile. Hartek Automotive also offers pre-sale or post-sale inspections. Located in Iowa, we are equally accessible for the enthusiast from anywhere. Drive in or fly in...you will find us most accommodating. www.hartek.org (IA) Luxury Brokers International. 215.459.1606, specializing in the sales, purchase and brokerage of classic automobiles for the astute collector with a new-age, contemporary approach. Focusing on original, high-quality examples as enjoyable, tangible investments. Classic car storage, classic car consignment, brokerage, and other consulting services are available as well. We actively pursue the purchase and sales of any investment grade classic car. Since 2009 we have offered a unique opportunity for collectors, enthusiasts, and other industry professionals. www.lbilimited.com, sales@ lbilimited.com (PA) Paul Russell and Company. 978.768.6092, www.paulrussell.com. 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 Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fine collectibles. Repeat customers are the lifeblood of our business. Contact us today to join them. Car Sales Manager, Alex Finigan: Alex@paulrussell.com. (MA) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to appraise individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) Automobilia Coachbuilt Press. 215-925-4233, Coachbuilt Press creates limited edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present exceptional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, precise research, unique historical documents and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our web- January 2014 Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. 206.467.6531 , Experts in worldwide acquisition, collection management, disposition and appraisal. For more than a quarter century, Cosmopolitan Motors has lived by its motto, “We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian.” Absurdly restoration 760.758.6119. Always buying: Offering top dollar for your European classics. Always selling: 3 showrooms with an excellent selection to choose from. Always Restoring: We feature an award-winning, world-class restoration facility, with the expertise to restore you car to any level, including modifications. Super craftsmanship; attention to detail; knowledgeable staff; servicing all of the collector’s needs. Located in San Diego County. Email: sales@classicshowcase.com, www.classicshowcase.com (CA) Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. 310.657.9699, www.heritageclassics.com. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, the premier West Coast classic car dealership established in 1985. Offering one of the largest indoor showrooms in Southern California with an exceptional inventory of the very finest American and European classic cars available. We buy, sell and consign collectible automobiles, offering the best consignment terms available, contact us at sales@heritageclassics.com When in Southern California visit our beautiful showroom and specialty automotive bookstore, Heritage Classics Motorbooks, open Monday–Saturday. For current inventory and to visit our virtual bookstore visit www.heritageclassics.com Woodies USA. 949.922.7707, 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. www.woodiesusa.com. (CA) Classic Car Transport Hyman Ltd Classic Cars. 314.524.6000, One of the largest inventories of vintage cars in the world. Please visit our website often, www.hymnaltd.com to see our current stock. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars, 2310 Chaffee Drive, St. Louis, MO. 63146 314-524-6000 sales@hymnaltd.com Kastner & Partners Garage. From our spectacular Santa Monica location, Kastner & Partners Garage strives to offer some of the finest col- Passport Transport. 800.736.0575, 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 ’60s 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 fine automobiles, and it shows. www.PassportTransport.com. 141


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. L.A. Prep. 562.997.0170, L.A. Prep brings its 30 years of experience transporting vehicles for the automotive industry’s top manufacturers to discriminating luxury and exotic car owners and collectors across the United States. Its highly-skilled and experienced staff delivers an unsurpassed level of service and takes care of your car with the highest quality equipment available in trucks and trailers that are as clean and well maintained as the valuable assets that they carry. www.LAPrepTransport.com Grundy Worldwide. 888.647.8639, Grundy Worldwide offers agreed value insurance with no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, and high liability limits. Our coverages are specifically designed for collectible-car owners. From classic cars to muscle cars, Grundy Worldwide has you covered. (*Zero deductible available in most states.) 888.6GRUNDY (888.647.8639). www.grundyworldwide.com. (PA) AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. 631.425.1555, All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servicingcomplete 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) 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. Reliable Carriers, Inc. 877.744.7889, As the country’s largest enclosed auto transport company, Reliable Carriers faithfully serves all 48 contiguous United States and Canada. Whether you’ve entered a concours event, need a relocation, are attending a corporate event, or shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.com Collector Car Insurance Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. 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) Radcliffe Motor Company. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, restoration 760.758.6119. World class full service restoration facility. Creating show/show drivers, and driver restorations. Specializing in British, German and Italian classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship; knowledgeable staff; passionate on quality. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse a new breed of insurance for classic, antique, exotic, special-interest, contemporary classic and limited-edition cars. To get a quote is even easier with our new online improvements. Go to www. barrett-jackson.com/insurance/, select Get a Quote, enter in a couple of key pieces of information about your vehicle and get an estimated quote within seconds! It’s that easy. Don’t be caught without the right insurance for your vehicle. In the unfortunate aftermath of damage to your vehicle, learning that your insurance won’t restore your prized possession to its former glory, or appropriately compensate you for your loss, is the last thing you want to hear. To get a quote by phone, call 877.545.2522. Fourintune Garages Inc. Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173, We understand the passion and needs of 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) 262.375.0876, www.fourintune. com. Complete ground-up restoration on British Marques – specializing in Austin-Healeys for 35 years. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process. Located in historic Cedarburg since 1976 – just minutes north of Milwaukee, WI. 410.517.1681, The Mid-Atlantic’s premier facility for the maintenance, repair, and light restoration of exotic Italian and fine European automobiles. Having gained the trust of the exotic car community we are known for our proficiency and workmanship. Host of the annual Vintage Ferrari All Italian Car Event each May, you are cordially invited to attend. Visit our website for more information about our shop, and see photos of past events. www.RMCCAR.com. pointed 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) 50 sports and race cars always in stock. Please check our website for our latest inventory offerings: www.wirewheel.com. (FL) Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini T. Rutlands & T. Rutlands West J.C. Taylor Insurance. Chubb Collector Car Insurance. 1.866.CAR.9648, The Chubb Collector Car Insurance program provides flexibility 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. FOLLOW SCM Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959, 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly ap- 142 800.345.8290, Antique, classic, muscle or modified — 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. English J. J. BEST BANC & CO. provides www.wirewheel.com, 772.299.9788. British Sports and Race Cars BoughtSold-Traded. Located in Beautiful Vero Beach, Florida. In business for over 25 years, specializing in Lotus, TVR, Griffith, Jaguar, Austin Healey, MG, Marcos, Panoz, Lola, and more. Over financing on classic cars ranging from 1900 to today. Visit our website at www.jjbest.com or call 1-800-USA-1965 and get a loan approval in as little as 5 minutes! 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) provides international service from one of the world’s largest Ferrari parts inventories coast to coast. We have more Ferrari parts, more Ferrari parts experience and better Ferrari parts prices than most anyone. Since 1981 T. Rutlands has been building valuable partnerships with the Ferrari industry’s most respected repair shops, professionals and car owners seeking to provide a one-stop shopping experience for Ferrari parts, tools and accessories. Ferrari parts are our only business and we are true product and service specialists in every sense of the word. When you need a comprehensive parts selection for both vintage and contemporary Ferraris, you can count on a single-source leader in the Ferrari parts business…T. Rutlands. Call us Toll Free 800.638.1444, Internationally 770.493.8852. Email: Sales@ trutlands.com. www.trutlands.com Finance Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Legal Law Offices of Bruce Shaw Ferrari Financial Services. 201.510.2500, As the world’s only Ferrari-owned finance company, no one understands a Ferrari customer’s unique perspective better than the company that designed these iconic sports cars. Whether it’s a line of credit for owners interested in utilizing the equity in their collection, or a simple interest loan, we stand committed to help our clients enhance their collection — without origination or early termination fees. “FFS” offers a level of expertise that cannot be matched by other lenders. Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1.866.MB.CLASSIC, The center of competence for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts — for vintage car sales, meticulous restorations by manufacturer-trained technicians and the widest selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. www.mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) Import/Export LeMay—America’s Car Museum Premier Financial Services is the nation’s leading lessor of vintage and exotic motorcars. Our Simple Lease Program is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term, as well as for those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination Program allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. Contact Premier at 877.973.7700 or info@pfsllc.com. www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) German Cosdel International Transportation. 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, Cosdel is your comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your nationwide and international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. 415.777.2000 carquotes@cosdel.com. www.cosdel.com. (CA) Italian Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, restoration 760.758.6119. World class full-service restoration facility. Creating show/show drivers, and driver restorations. Specializing in German, British, and Italian classics. Superb fit, attention to detail, great craftsmanship, knowledgeable staff, passionate on quality. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300, with more than 30 years in the industry and worldwide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializes in classic Ferraris of the ’50s & ’60s. www.ferrari4you.com Leasing spotlights America’s love affair with the automobile. The museum rests on a nine-acre campus featuring rotating galleries, a 3.5-acre show field, theatre, café, banquet halls, racing simulators and slot car racing. ACM hosts annual events, concerts and even drive-in movies. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors/students/military and $8 for youth. ACM is free for members and kids five and under. www.lemaymuseum.org. (WA) Collector Car Fraud Specialists, www.shawlaws.com. A motorhead law firm with real practical knowledge and experience in the Collector Car Field. Experience: Chain of speed shops, Body Shops, Car Dealerships, former NCRS judge as well as licensed attorneys. Estate planning and divorce settlements concerning Collector Cars. 50 State Representation. 215.657.2377 Museums and more! Call 1-800-423-5525 or visit Calcarcover.com for a free catalog. Griot’s Garage —Car Care for the Perfectionist! Griot’s Garage celebrates over 22 years as your best source for a full line of quality car care products. We Make It. We Teach It. We Guarantee It. Call today for your free catalog or enjoy the easy-to-use website for fast, fun and easy ordering. Our number one goal is to ensure that you always...Have fun in your garage! 800.345.5789 • www.griotsgarage.com www.inmygarage.com. (WA) Suixtil USA. 888.800.8870, the LeMay Family Collection Founda- tion at Marymount Events Center near Tacoma, WA, hosts an epic backdrop for your next event. Home to 500 fabulous collector cars, world class art exhibits, and assorted ephemera, consider your next event here. Weddings, swap meets, conventions, auctions. The facility can likely exceed your expectations. Visit during the 37th annual open house along with 13,000 other enthusiasts. 253.272.2336 www.lemaymarymount. org (WA) Parts and Accessories European Collectibles, Inc. 949.650.4718, European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European sports cars since 1986. We specialize in Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey & Jaguar with 40 vehicles in stock to choose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to concours level along with routine service. Located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles.com or visit our website www.europeancollectibles.com. (CA) 144 Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. For over 30 years, Putnam Leasing has been the leader in exotic, luxury, and collector car leasing. This honor comes from Putnam’s unique ability to match the car of your dreams with a lease designed just for you. Every Putnam Lease is written to provide maximum flexibility while conserving capital, lowering monthly payments, and maximizing tax advantages. Its Putnam’s way of letting you drive more car for less money. For leases ranging from $50,000 to more than one million dollars, with terms extending up to 84 months contact the oldest and most experienced leasing company in the country by calling 1.866.90.LEASE. Or just visit www.putnamleasing.com. Baldhead Cabinets. 877.966.2253. The garage is no longer a place to cast off items unwanted. It is a destination in itself. We are a full-service, family owned company that designs and manufactures custom metal cabinets in Bend, OR. Choose from meticulously crafted storage cabinets, TV cabinets, sink cabinets, or our ever popular pull out fastener bin cabinet, just to name a few. www.baldheadcabinets.com U.S. distributor of Suixtil clothing. Suixtil, the brand preferred by racing legends of the 1950s and 1960s, encapsulates the spirit, passion and grit of the heroic early days of racing. From the iconic Juan Manuel Fangio to Sir Stirling Moss to Peter Collins, all the great drivers of the day wore the brand. Lost for decades, the original Suixtil line was re-discovered, researched and faithfully re-created in recent years, bringing back to life the spirit of daring, passion and camaraderie of that unforgettable era in motor sport racing. Shop online at www.SuixtilUSA.com sales@suixtilusa.com WeatherTech® Automotive Ac- cessories. 800.441.8527, MacNeil Automotive Products Limited providing Automotive Accessories for your vehicles for over 20 years. MacNeil has defined high-quality vehicle protection with the WeatherTech® line of Automotive Accessories. Choose from allweather floor mats, extreme-duty floor liners, cargo/trunk liners, side window deflectors, 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 www.WeatherTech.com. Restoration — General Alan Taylor Company Inc. California Car Cover Company. More than just custom-fit car covers, California Car Cover is the home of complete car care and automotive lifestyle products. Offering the best in car accessories, garage items, detailing products, nostalgic collectibles, apparel 760.489.0657, is a full-service automotive restoration and repair facility that specializes in Pre and Post-War European and American Automobiles. With an emphasis on French Marques including Bugatti & Delahaye and over 50 years of experience in the automotive field, we have proven to be a leader in the automotive industry. Our facility provides a full-array of services including Fabrication, Metal-Shaping, Engine & Transmission Rebuilding, Machine Shop, Award-Winning Upholstery, Paint Shop and Pattern Making & Cast- Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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ings. Providing these services in-house has proved to be highly efficient and has enabled us to provide our clients with the highest level of old-fashioned quality workmanship, professionalism and client services. www.alantaylorcompany.com The dealership enjoys an outstanding worldwide reputation for integrity and knowledge in the collector car field. Many of the world’s greatest sports cars have passed through the doors with both buyers and sellers enjoying expert representation. Email Sales@FantasyJunction.com, www.FantasyJunction. com. (CA) High Mountain Classics. Black Horse Garage. 203.330.9604, Established in 1991 by Frank Buonanno, who has spent two decades of his 49-year career specializing in Ferraris, Black Horse Garage is known primarily as a world-class restoration and engine rebuilding shop for V12 Ferraris. Services include routine maintenance, engine building, coach trim, coachwork, woodwork repair, full restoration, Storage, detailing and concourse preparation. Email: Info@ blackhorsegarage.com 970.532.2339, World-class restoration, repair, and maintenance. Many Pebble Beach Class wins and Best of Show evidence our pursuit of restoration excellence. We service and maintain blue-chip collectibles, race cars, and other investment-grade cars, and provide vintage race track support. We have particular excellence with Bugatti and other pre-war marques. www.HighMountainClassics.com JWF Restorations Inc. Special- izing in AC restoration from street to concours, U.S. Registrar AC Owners Club (U.K.). Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St. Portland, OR 97225 503-706-8250 Fax 503-646-4009 The world’s largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership is not required. Monthly magazine. Email: jim@jwfrestoration.com (OR) Vintage Motor Group F. Roxas Inc. 708.598.1000. Brid- Bob Smith Coachworks Inc. 940.668.8622, 960.665.4657 (fax). Complete exotic and vintage automobile restoration performed by master craftsmen to the highest standards of excellence. Bob Smith Coachworks Inc., 1600 Floral Dr., Gainesville, TX 76240. Email: bsmith@bobsmithcoachworks.com. (TX) RPM Classic Sports Cars. 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, fiscally responsible and providing biweekly detailed billing, we keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our excellent web site for details. Email doug@classicrestodenver.com. www.classicrestodenver.com. (CO) Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555. For 35 years, Owner/Enthusiast Bruce Trenery has operated Fantasy Junction from the San Francisco Bay Area. 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 web site 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. The Guild of Automotive Restor- ers. 905.775.0499. No matter whether your car is bound to the concours or for the road we are the sensible choice. We are expert in our craft and we combine this with unimpeachable integrity doing something that we enjoy as much as our clients enjoy the fruits of our labors. Share our passion for your passion. Give us a call, we look forward to hearing from you. David Grainger and Janice Stone Proprietors. www.guildclassiccars.com (CAN) geview, IL. The Only Thing Better Than New is a Fran Roxas Restoration. Recent restorations include Duesenberg, Packard 12, 8-liter Bentley, Cadillac V16, Delahaye, Stutz DV32, Ferrari, 1950s & 60s Concept Cars. We take pride in enhancing our clients’ investments by bringing these truly one-ofa-kind cars back to life, maybe an even better life. The quality of our work has been nationally recognized since 1970 with consistent 1st place winners at concours around the world. (IL) © FOLLOW SCM Sports and Specialist Cars Inc. 609.466.5305. Sales, service and restoration of vintage racecars, classic and contemporary sports cars. Authorized Lotus Dealer. Founded in 1974 by Rob Burt. Partners with Steel Wings, specializing in parts, service and performance upgrades for vintage Aston Martins. sales@princetonlotus.com Located near Princeton, NJ at 49 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ 09525 www.steelwings.com (NJ) January 2014 145


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Carl Bomstead eWatch Top-Quality Porcelain Brings All the Money These signs rode rarity, great condition and bold graphics to record prices Thought Carl’s A sound and logical argument has been made in SCM and elsewhere that the current value escalation of quality collector cars is not quality automotive-related collectibles, such as porcelain signs. Matthews Auctions, at their Peotone, IL, sale on October 18, offered an incredible assortment of desirable automotive-related signs, and the results add credence to the argument. For the most part, they were in exceptional condition, very rare and had strong bold graphics. Those are the factors that result in off-the-chart prices. Here’s a look at six of the finest pieces from the sale. aces, lent his name to the car. The colorful 16-inch-by-31-inch porcelain sign was in exceptional condition, and considering how rare it is, could have easily sold for an additional $5k or so. LOT 290—PEERLESS STAGES BUS DEPOT PORCELAIN SIGN. Condition: 9+. SOLD AT: $35,400, INCLUDING 18% BUYER’S PREMIUM. This three-foot-tall sign had incredible graphics with bold colors and excellent gloss. It had a few minor chips at the mounting holes, but nothing that detracted from the sign. Bus signs are hot property, and this one checked all the boxes. I would not have been surprised if it had sold for a few thousand more. INCLUDING 18% INTERNET BUYER’S PREMIUM. Oilzum was the brand name for the White and Bagley Co., and the Oilzum man was a familiar logo in early racing circles. Their slogan, “If Motors Could Speak, We Wouldn’t Need to Advertise,” was almost as well known. This 24-inch round sign was close to perfect, with some minor discoloration due to the protective paper. Expensive but condition tells the tale. LOT 236—BEACON LOT 244—RICKEN- BACKER “A CAR WORTHY OF ITS NAME” DOUBLESIDED PORCELAIN SIGN. Condition: 9+. SOLD AT: $41,300, INCLUDING 18% INTERNET BUYER’S PREMIUM. The Rickenbacker automobile was produced from 1922 until 1927, and Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, America’s ace of ETHYL GASOLINE SINGLE-SIDED PORCELAIN DIE-CUT LIGHTHOUSE SIGN. Condition: 9. SOLD AT: $59,000, INCLUDING 18% INTERNET BUYERS’S PREMIUM. This 48-inch-by-39-inch porcelain sign is one of the most desirable gas and oil signs ever produced. It has bold colors, and the unusual lighthouse-shaped, die-cut design adds to the allure. It is rare as heck in this condition, although Matthews sold another example for the same money earlier in the year. An expensive buy, but the price paid is today’s market-correct price. LOT 252—WYETH TIRES PORCELAIN SIGN. Condition: 9. SOLD AT: $41,300, INCLUDING 18% INTERNET BUYER’S PREMIUM. This extremely rare curved sign featured a boy in driving gear sitting in a stack of tires. The sign was in exceptional condition, with some minor chips on the top edge. Only a handful of these signs are known to survive, thus the aggressive price. LOT 249—RAND MCLOT 239—OILZUM “THE CREAM OF PURE PENNSYLVANIA OIL” 24-INCH PORCELAIN SIGN. Condition: 9. SOLD AT: $29,500, 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 $65 for 12 monthly issues in the U.S., $95 Canada/Mexico, Europe $105, Asia/Africa/Middle East $115. Subscriptions are payable in advance in U.S. currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 877.219.2605, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 146 NALLY OFFICIAL HOTEL DIE-CUT PORCELAIN SIGN. Condition: 9. SOLD AT: $31,860, INCLUDING 18% INTERNET BUYER’S PREMIUM. This 17-inch-by-14-inch double-sided porcelain sign dates to the 1920s and is one of a series of five similar signs that promoted the official services recommended by Rand McNally. Wonderful color and graphics, with a few distracting chips on the top edge. Difficult to find in any condition — and good luck completing the whole set. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market unexpected or unrealistic — especially when compared with other avenues of investment. Let’s face it, thumbing through a stack of stock certificates is not all that exciting. The same argument about value increases can be made even more forcefully when discussing