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DOUBI ETREE HOTEL AT FISHERMAN'S WHARF MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA AUGUST 18-19, 2000 1964 SHELBY COBRA DAYTONA COUPE Personally owned for almost 20 years by Carroll Shelby, C5X2300 is one of only six Daytona Coupes built. It is one of the original factory race cars and competed in the 1964 Tour de France and enjoyed podium finishes in FIA World Championship races at Daytona, Sebring and Nurburgring in 1965. This is the first Shelby Daytona Coupe ever offered at public auction. VISIT OUR WEBS ITE FOR AN UP-TO-DATE CAR LIST www.rmauctions.com 011SOrS: 10111111  11-1 r V  SYMBOLIC  PASSPORT :HA Pg,:pofir L_ Jeep dft  114414  uiats


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0 0 0 EARLY CONSIGNMENTS 1969 Porsche 917/022 Steve McQueen bought this 917 new from the factory and featured it the '70 film 'LeMans.' After two years of World Manufacturers Championship racing, it was sold to Brian Redman in '75. Bought by Richard Atwood in '78, now offered at auction after 22 years of continuous ownership. 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB 'Nembo Spytler' An incredibly beautiful one-off design, this 'Nembo Spyder was built on a special 250GT SWB chassis. Considered a landmark design, it reflected the best of the GTO and GTB styling cues. An important car for any serious Ferrari collection. S/N 3771 GT 1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B (P3) Scuderia Ferrari factory team car (1932-1934). An ultra-rare car with well-known provenance and excellent race history. One of only 14 cars built, the Tipo B (P3) offers exceptional handling and is powered by the original version of Alfa's legendary supercharged 8C 2900 engine. Ex-Neil Corner. Serial #: 5006 SF33 1913 Peugeot Bebe GP Racer 1930 Rolls-Royce Speed Wagon 1931 Bugatti Type 51 GP Racer 1932 Ford Custom Roadster 1939 Lincoln Zephyr Custom ("Scrape") 1948 Jaguar XK120 Roadster (Alloy) 1949 MG IC Roadster 1952 Ferrari 340 America 1952 Jaguar XK120 SE Roadster 1954 Porsche 550 Spyder 1954 Frazer-Nash LeMans 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe 1955 Ferrari 500MD 1955 Mercedes-Benz 3005L Coupe 1956 Lincoln Capri Custom ("Titanic") 1957 Jaguar XK140MC Roadster 1957 Porsche 356 Cabriolet 1959 Chevrolet Corvette 1959 Porsche 356 A 1960 Jaguar XK150 "S" Roadster 1961 Jaguar XKE Roadster (EBL) 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster 1962 Austin Healey 3000 Mk 11 BT7 1963 Elva Mark VII 1964 Porsche 906 1965 Alfa Romeo TZ-1 1949 Ferrari Tipo 166 F2/Formula Libre Ex-Juan Manual Fangio, Ex-Jose Froilan Gonzalez. The single most important Ferrari monoposto ever built. Winner of the 1949 Italian Grand Prix with Juan Manuel Fangio at the wheel and the only Ferrari to beat the Mercedes-Benz factory team cars, not once but twice. Extensive additional race history with numerous first place wins. Impeccable restoration and provenance! S/N 011F 1966 Austin Healey 3000 BJ8 Roadster 1966 Ferrari 2065P 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Spyder 1969 Lola T 163A Can Am 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC 1970 Ferrari 5125 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 2.5 Cabriolet 1972 Ferrari Daytona Coupe 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS 1981 Ferrari 512 BB 1989 Porsche Speedster AN ADDITIONAL SESSION WILL BE HELD FEATURING SIGNIFICANT COLLECTOR TIMEPIECES! CONSIGNMENTS & MARKET  EVALUATIONS  montereyjackermauctions.com  phone: (613) 476-9132 fax: (613) 476-9133  Managing Director  Jack Boxstrom   More than 101) significant timepieces and important wristwatches will be offered at this auction, presented in collaboration with Antiquorum Auctioneers Our SpOUSOrS: eitillf115(111 SYMB01.1( PASSPORT Mike Fairbairn/ Barrie Angliss  RAI Auctions, Inc.  mikeOrmauctions.com  barrieOrmauctions.com  toll free: (800) 21 1-43 7 I fax: (519) 351-1337  CATALOG REQUESTS, BIDDER REGISTRATION & SALE INFORMATION Dana Santavy RM Auctions, Inc. danaOrmauctions.com toll free: (800) 211-4371 fax: (5 1 9) 3 5 I-1 3 3 7 VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR AN UP-TO-DATE CAR LIST www.rmauctions.com Produced by RM Auctions, Inc., 1826 Sonoma Blvd. Vallejo, CA 94590 1-1 12 V 5 1_ E F2 Jeep


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Carmel, California 19 August 2000 A Sale of Highly Important Motor Cars and Automobilia QUAIL LODGE FURTHER ENTRIES ARE INVITED The BROOKS USA Sale at the famed Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club promises to be the sensation of this year's legendary Pebble Beach Weekend. The quality of entries already accepted from some of the world's greatest collections — including The Collier Automotive Museum — and from major private collections in the USA, Europe and the Far East, is unsurpassed. They include a brace of the most important Alfa Romeos from the marques illustrious history. On the right is the Scuderia Ferrari's Sao Paolo Grand Prix-winning 1936 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900A 'Botticella' Grand Prix /Sports-Racing two seater, also part of the victorious Ferrari team which finished 1-2-3 in the 1936 Mille Miglia. Shown below is the Mille Miglia-winning 1938 2.9 litre supercharged Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta by Touring, the last Alfa Romeo ever to win the fabulous round-Italy classic driven by the great Clemente Biondetti in an epic duel against Tazio Nuvolari.


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Other entries of outstanding quality include: 1952 4.5 litre Ferrari Tipo 375 'Indianapolis' single seater 1955 Ex-Colonel Ronnie Hoare 3.4 litre 'shortnose' Jaguar 'D'-Type 1960 Ex-Collier Collection Yeoman Credit Formula 1 Cooper Climax T51 1961 Pinin Farina Prototype Ferrari 250GT Comp./61 'Aerodinamica' 1965 3.3 litre Ferrari 275GTB 'Speciale' two seat Gran Turismo Berlinetta 1962 3 litre Ferrari 250GT 'SWB' California Spider 1982 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Henley Roadster 1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Tourer 1908 Isotta Fraschini Tipo FE 1953 Bosley GT MK I 1967 2-litre Porsche 910/6 1939 Bentley 4'/4 Litre Coupe by de Villars 1949 Bentley MK VI Drophead Coupe by Franay 1992 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport 1925 Ex 'Spurgin Giovanine Chevy-4' Roadster, 1948 SCTA Season Champion For a complete listing, further information or to order a catalogue please contact Paul Clark or Mark Osborne at Brooks USA on tel +1(415) 391 4000 or fax +1(415) 391 4040. USA Brooks Auctioneers Inc 500 Sutter Street California 94102 UK Brooks Auctioneers Ltd 81 Westside Union Square, San Francisco London SW4 9AY United Kingdom T:+1 (415) 391 4000 F:+1 (415) 391 4040 T:+44 (0) 20 7228 8000 F:+44 (0) 20 7585 0830 Europe Brooks Europe SA 10 Rue Blavignac 1227 Carouge-Geneva Switzerland T:+41 (0) 22 300 3160 F:+41 (0) 22 300 3035 Australia Brooks Goodman Pty Ltd 7 Anderson Street, Double Bay Sydney, New South Wales Australia 2028 T:+61 (02) 9327 7311 F:+61 (02) 9327 2917 ROOKS USA www.brooksauctioneers.corn


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 W Shifting Gears by Keith Martin The Beat Beat Beat of the Auctions Focus and Insight ith the driving rhythm of a Cole Porter tune, the names of the summer's collector events resound. RM at Meadow Brook. Mecum at Road America. Silver at Reno. Kruse at Auburn. Spectrum at Palm Springs. Christie's, RM and Brooks at Monterey. These are America's premier auction com- panies, and July, August and September are when they put on their shows. Bidders are busy tidying up their bank letters of credit and consignors are performing last-minute detailing. World record prices at these auctions are almost predictable as the American economy continues to dominate the globe. We're just back from Europe, where we watched the spectacle of Brooks Europe, Barrett-Jackson/Coys and Poulain Le Fur/ Sotheby's unfold in one activity-filled weekend (full details next month). The high-ticket items on offer were bought primarily by American collectors. Those of us who have been through this cycle before watch it all with some trepidation. Recall a decade ago when the Europeans, then the Middle-Easterners, and, finally, the Japanese invaded our shores and our auctions, taking home booty like 4-cams, SJ Duesenbergs, golf courses and shopping centers. We were the dumb, backwater Americans and they were the brightest and the best. How quickly things have changed. American collectors should enjoy the power of the dollar and the buoyant economy while remembering that collectible autos are highly speculative and extremely illiquid. Like any investment with great risk attached, it only takes a hiccup in the economy for prices to slide backwards faster than they have risen. So even in today's superheated market, buys should be made with caution, provenance carefully researched and experts consulted. That way, even if prices don't hold, at least you are sure you have a prime piece of merchandise in your garage and not a rebodied, renumbered pile of junk passing itself off as a piece of history. Thanks to all of you who have stopped by eCarCentral (http:// www.ecarcentral.com ) and logged in. We've noted your suggestions and are implementing many of them. Soon you will have the ability to search results by auction and auction company, and to select just those results that are fresh to the site. In addition, we will begin to post summary reports of the auctions we cover within 48 hours of the event. These "instant results" won't contain the same amount of detail as our full-blown SCM reports, but will give a snapshot until your magazine arrives. eCarCentral Update We'll also be able to send you, by e-mail, advance notification of cars that are coming up for auction from those  auction companies that participate in  the eCarCentral registry program. In that  way, you'll be able to stay informed  The two test cars in our driveway this week represent the present and the future. A four-door Ford Focus, the North American Car of the Year, sits next to a hybrid-powered Honda Insight. The Focus is an extraordinary piece of work, with an engine that revs like that of a 1300cc Alfa Giulietta Veloce, superior handling and terrific interior ergonomics. At a fully-equipped MSRP of $16,000, it offers a new definition of what an economy car can be. But the Honda Insight is re-writing the rules. We expected this 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder streamliner with its integrated electric motor to be slow, uncomfortable and difficult to use. Instead, it has proven to be our daily driver of choice. It accelerates smartly, holds its own on the freeway and is managing nearly 60 mpg. Driving the Insight makes us feel painlessly environmentally responsible, even while enjoying taking the smooth-shifting five-speed through the gears and running the engine up to 7,000 rpm. No, the Insight doesn't have the practicality of the Focus—it lacks a rear seat and a trunk, for instance. And at an MSRP, loaded, of $20,800 it's not inexpensive. The Insight is the first of a new generation of gasoline-electric cars that will help control pollution and conserve resources, while still being a pleasure to drive. Vintage cars are horrendous polluters, but fortunately aren't used very often. If our driving the Insight offsets the hydrocarbons from our smoky old Ferrari, it's a more than fair tradeoff. The Focus is a great car by currently accepted definitions. The Insight represents a thoughtful, innovative look at the future. On the Cover "12 Hours of Rheims," created by noted artist Frank DiMartino, depicts Ferrari 250 GT "Tour de France" S/N 0677GT in the pits, prior to its victorious outing in the 1958 race driven by Olivier Gendebien and Paul Freres. This illustrious fourteen-louver car also came in 3' overall and 1" in the GT class in the 1957 Mille Miglia, and 1" overall in the 1957 Tour de France. The Honda Insight: For gearheads and greenies both.  about collectible cars (and events) at venues all over the world, and have  a better chance of chasing down the car that you want. If you haven't  already, visit the site today, log on and enjoy the eCarCentral database.  It's all free at this time, and we're asking only for your feedback.  6  S/N 0677GT was sold in 1977 to US collector Bob Bodin, and was restored with great care to its 1957 MM configuration. After appearing several times in the Mille Miglia Storica and the Colorado Grand, it was sold in 1992 to Paul Vestey, for what was said by Ferrari trainspotters to be the $600-700K range. The car has subsequently appeared at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Tour Auto. Reliable sources tell us that unsolicited offers for this, "the best TdF of them all," have passed $2M. DiMartino's work has previously appeared on the cover of SCM, and is known for the evocative relationship it paints between cars and the people around them. He grew up in Sicily where his father, an auto mechanic, raced in the Giro Di Sicilia in 1951. Now a resident of New Jersey, several of DiMartino's paintings were included in a group exhibition in Modena called "L' Arte del Mito," sponsored by Ferrani as a tribute to Enzo Ferrari. His work has also been seen at the Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance. Other ex- amples of DiMartino's work can be found at www.multimania.com/ alvolante/dimartino.html. Prints of "12 Hours of Rheims" are not currently available; please contact the artist for further information at 9731427-7578 (NJ).• Sports Car Market


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CHRISTIE'S INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CARS ,e:„ppoweace. ,, The ex-Nannini/Teimann Works GT Championship Winning Team Car 1997 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK GTR V12 c/&14014- CalW/ INCLUDING PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE ROBERT D. S'UTHERLAND AND tiflotott Ca7w/fPorn/ die awt,te dfatt and ,OarOarc tOttotontho, AT THE PEBBLE BEACH EQUESTRIAN CENTER, CALIFORNIA 20 AUGUST 2000 1974 FERRARI 246GTS DINO  Less than 4,000 miles from new.  0vCi1'bizeit a 1968 EX SCUDERIA FILIPINETTI GROUP 4 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ,Aivnatiort, please contact. BEVERLY HILLS: David Gooding, Malcolm Welford, Ian Kelleher Tel: (310) 385 2699 Fax: (310) 385 5875 NEW YORK: Miles Morris Tel: (212) 636 2277 Fax: (203) 341 9849 LONDON AND CONTINENTAL EUROPE: Pebble Beach Compan y Rupert Banner, Colin Warrington, Nicholas Benwell, Christian Philippsen Tel: (44 20) 7389 2851 FAX: (44 20) 7627 8917 CATALOGUES: United States: (800) 395 6300 Worldwide: (44 20) 7389 2820 wwvv.christies.corn A


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SPORTS CAR MARKET Editor & Publisher: Keith Martin Managing Editor: Cindy Banzer Art Director: Scott Abts Copy Editor: Cecile Nierodzinski Research & Copy Editor: Bill Neill Subscriptions: Andrea Cole Auction Editor: Dave Brownell Contributing Editors: Gary Anderson Michael Duffey Alexander Leventhal Jim Schrager Auction Reporters: John Apen, B. Mitchell Carlson, Dave Kinney, Richard Hudson-Evans, Bob LeFlufy, Phil Skinner Contributors: Pat Braden, Keith Duly, Glenn Herz, Raymond Milo, Michael Sheehan, Tom Young European Correspondents: Giuseppe Tomasetti, Jurgen End Consultant: Ken Shaff For advertising information, call Scott Abts, 503/261-0555; fax 5031252-5854, sabts@sportscarmarket.com . For subscription information, call Andrea Cole, 503/261-0555; fax 503/252-5854, service@sportscarmarket.com The information in Sports Car Market magazine is compiled from a variety of reliable sources. However, we must 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 copyright 2000 by the Alfa Romeo Exchange, dba Sports Car Market magazine, in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market magazine (ISSN #10771751) is published monthly by Keith Martin Publications, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland OR 97215-1429. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR and additional entries. Subscription rates are $48 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $68 Canada/Mexico, Europe $78, Asia/Africa/Middle East $88. Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 24hours 800/289-2819, 503/252-5812; fax 503/252-5854. POSTMASTER Send address changes to Sports Car Market 6833 SE Pine Ct. Portland OR 97215-1429 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Classifieds 74 Alfa Romeo 77 Ferrari 78 Etceterini & Everything Else 79 Vintage Race Cars 80 English 83 German 85 American 86 Resource Directory 87 Display Advertiser's Index 88 Classified Order Form 89 Showcase Gallery Sports Car Markete Mini-Profiles July o  26 1973 Alfa Romeo Montreal Coupe The cheapest 4-cam on the planet. 29 1974 Ferrari 308 GT4 Dino Buy a good one, or be sorry. Very sorry. 1937 Delage D8-120 Aerosport Coupe Looks magnificent and runs like a cheetah. 1972 Jaguar XKE V12 Coupe A happy hunchback 2+2. 1972 Porsche 911E Coupe Somebody stuck the wrong motor in this one. 1965 Shelby GT 350 Eating B-P Corvettes for lunch at every race. Market Reports 32 Christie's Tarrytown, NY 42 "The Auction" Las Vegas, NV 53 Kensington Motor Group Bridgehampton, NY Brooks Europe Geneva, Switzerland Columns 6 Shifting Gears Keith Martin News, Previews & Gossip Cindy Banzer Ask Mr. Kerb Michael Duffey II  Bike Buys - '73 Norton Commando Interstate Tom Young 2 Legal Files - Pass The Blood Test, Go Directly To Jail Alexander Leventhal 24 The Wrenching Truth - "No Japanese Cars Here"- Britalia Ltd. Bill Neill 66 Motobilia - Alfa Romeo P-2 "Best in the World" Tin Toy Carl Bomstead 72 The Appraiser's Corner - '31 Ford Model A UPS Delivery Truck Steve Cram 73 Auction 101 - Getting a Good Buy at Auction Bob LeFlufy 76 Sheehan Speaks - Ferrari Challenge Best Ride Michael Sheehan 82 Porsche Gesprach - The Mythical '73 1/2 Jim Schrager 8 eWatch - Bargains and Bonehead Buys Carl Bomstead Departments 10 Auction Calendar 14 Vintage Rally Calendar 16 You Write, We Read 20 Collecting Thoughts 28 Book Reviews 64 Affordable Classics - Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite 68 The Twenty Year Picture  72 Our Cars  81 Future Classics - Audi TT  iiii0.11111111111111111 ,, 70 Mystery Photo Answers 73 Mystery Photo 84 SC/P/Cruises The Internet 84 Comments With Your Renewals 92 SCM'ers at Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance


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News, Previews & GOSSIP SCM Events by Cindy Banzer Gossip Hotline: 503/ 261-0555 FAX: 503/ 252-5854 E-mail: cbanzer@sportscarmarket.com Breaking News Vin a move that took the auction industry by surprise, David Gooding, managing director of Christie's International Motorcars, announced that he was leaving to become President and CEO of rival RM Auctions, Inc. "I've appreciated the opportunity to be a part of Christie's for the past decade," said Gooding. "But for everyone, there's a time to move on, and the opportunity presented by RM, with its aggressive growth plans, was a challenge I couldn't pass up." Gooding's focus will be on the RM catalog auctions in Monterey, Amelia Island, Manhattan (The Auto Salon) and Meadow Brook Hall. EBay announced the launch of eBayMotors.com, an on-line site dedicated to cars, collector cars, automobilia and parts. In addition, they are entering into a partnership with Saturn dealerships which will allow eBayMotors consignors to have their cars go through a 135-point inspection process, with the results being posted on the web. According to Simon Rothman, vice president and general manager of eBay's automotive division, "Last week we had listings for over 3,649 cars, 46,900 parts and 10,000 items in the automobilia section." EBayMotors expects that cars that are inspected will sell more quickly, and for higher prices. July, 2000  V Join SCM on the Tour de France Historique Automobile this September. SCM's Keith Martin and Cindy Banzer will be at the event, presented by the Automobile Club de Nice, from 9112/00 to 9/16/ 00; starting in Nice, the TdF, with two circuits and six special stages, goes to Bastia, Marseille, Nimes, and Grenoble, returning to Nice. One day will be spent competing on the island of Corsica, with overnight accommodations on the luxury liner Napoleon Bonaparte. Contact Louis Laurenti, ph) 04 93 87 18 17; FAX 04 93 88 90 00 (FRANCE). Events VThe 9th North American International Microcar Rally, 8/12/00, Park Ridge Marriott, Park Ridge, NJ, features small and unusual cars, including a BMW Isetta, three-wheeled Messerschmitt Cabin Scooter, Fiat 500s and Citroen 2CV5. Ph) 973/366-1410; e-mail: rmaselko@ bellatlantic.net (NJ). The 9th Italian Concours d'Elegance, 9/17/00, Seattle's Pier 62/ 63, invites all Italian cars, bikes, scooters to participate. Ph) 206/623-2881; 206/ 622-7469 (WA). s/The 1st Rallye du Quebec Classic, 9/23/00 to 10/1/00, to be held in Canada, will accept only fifty open touring, sports and GT cars, manufactured between 1930 and 1979. Ph) (011) 331 40 89 90 10; FAX (011) 33 1 40 89 90 11 (FRANCE). New Stuff 0/The limited-edition publication dedicated to Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance winners can be purchased at $300; after 9/7/00, $500. Orders, ph) 831/ 659-0663 (CA). Move your cars, trailers, campers, air planes, RVs or other heavy equipment with Car Skates. $160 + S/H for set of four. P&J Products, 988 Gordon Lane, Birmingham, MI 48009; ph) 888/6471879 (MI). Hagerty Classic Insurance provides overseas shipping and touring collector car insurance policies. Call Bob DeKorne, ph) 231/933-3766; FAX 231/41-8227; e-mail: bdekorne@ hagerty.com (MI). Martin Button's Cosdel International Transportation provided a Fly & Drive service for this year's US Tour de France/ Mille Miglia participants, delivering their car to the hotel, filled with leaded; Button is in Alaska clearing forty-two cars through customs for the "Around the World in 80 Days" Rally. Coming from Beijing, China, the cars will drive across the U.S. and the be shipped to North Africa. Ph) 415/7772000 x22; FAX 415/543-5112; m) 415/ 559-2636 (CA). Parkside Publications has announced the publication of Simon Moore's new book, The Legendary 2.3, covering Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 cars of the early '30s. With 962 pages, 1,363 color/duotone photographs, this is the long-awaited, ultimate book for Alfa Romeo enthusiasts. Available mid-July by mail order only (see brochure included with this issue) at $350 in the US; $395 overseas; shipping and handling included in price. Malcolm Harris, Parkside Publications, ph) 206/839-1191; FAX 206/839-1192; web site www. parksidepublications.com (WA). Grundy's overseas insurance for collector cars is aligned with agents in twenty-nine European countries, allowing immediate assistance if needed. Ph) 800/338-4005; FAX 215/674-5685 (PA). Overheard SCM'ers Bruce Meyers and Chip Connor, participants in this year's Tour Auto in Connor's Ferrari SWB, report that they have fully recovered from injuries that occurred in a serious accident on the event. According to reports, while stopped outside a petrol station, they were struck from behind by a Tour Auto support vehicle that was traveling at a high rate of speed. . .a '50 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Car, hand built for Evita Peron, perhaps the 20th century's most interesting political woman, sold for $106,000 at Kruse's 5/11/00 Spring MotorFair... Hamptons Concours d'Elegance Awards were given to SCM'ers Tom Coady, Ferrari Super America, and Tom Papadopoulos, Aston Martin DB4GT Lightweight. . .Dan and Diane Sommers' Euro Auto has changed its name to Veloce Motors. Its new location is 1425 NW Flanders,Portland, Oregon. Plans for a grand opening celebration will be announced soon.• 9


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Auction CALENDAR Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. JULY South Carolina - July 1-2 KRUSE INT. - Hilton Head Washington - July 1-2 ICRUSE INT. - Seattle Wyoming - July 1-2 SILVER AUCTIONS - Teton Village Pennsylvania - July 7-8 KRUSE INT. - Altoona Montana - July 8 MECUM - Des Moines England - July 21-23 SILVER AUCTIONS - Missoula Iowa - July 15 Wisconsin - July 21-22 MECUM - Elkhart Lake Road America COYS OF KENSINGTON - Silverstone England - July 23 BROOKS UK - Beaulieu, Motorcycles England - July 24 CHRISTIE'S - London England - July 27 BROOKS UK - Beaulieu AUGUST Nevada - August 3-6 SILVER AUCTIONS - Reno Germany - August 5 BROOKS EUROPE - Mirburgring New Hampshire - August 5 KRUSE INT. - Concord Michigan - August 5 RM - Meadow Brook Colorado - August 11-12 KRUSE INT. - Denver OLDTIMER GALERIE - Messe Basel Switzerland - August 16 California - August 16-20 BLACKHAWK - Pebble Beach Iowa - August 18-19 KRUSE INT. - Des Moines California - August 18-19 RM AUCTIONS - Monterey California - August 19 Indiana - August 19 MECUM - Valparaiso Washington - August 19 SILVER AUCTIONS - Spokane California - August 20 CHRISTIE'S - Pebble Beach Montana - August 26 Indiana - August 30-31 KRUSE INT. - Auburn SEPTEMBER Indiana - September 1-5 KRUSE INT. - Auburn Idaho - September 2-3 SILVER AUCTIONS - Sun Valley Connecticut - September 2-3 MECUM - Lime Rock Massachusetts - September 9 KRUSE INT. - Topsfield Washington - September 9 SILVER AUCTIONS - Tacoma taella Classi c CO3: SILVER AUCTIONS - Billings BROOKS - Carmel, Quail Lodge BROOKS UK - Beaulieu, Autojumble Canada - September 11 England - September 9-10 SILVER AUCTIONS - Kelowna, BC North Carolina - September 16 KRUSE INT. - Charlotte Illinois - September 16 Texas - September 22-24 DAN KRUSE - San Antonio California - September 23 ICRUSE INT. - Sacramento Iowa - September 23 MECUM - Des Moines OCTOBER France - Early October BROOKS EUROPE - Paris Pennsylvania - October 4-7 BLACICHAWK - Hershey Pennsylvania - October 6 BROOKS - Hershey Mississippi - October 6-7 KRUSE INT. - Biloxi Nevada - October 6-7 SILVER AUCTIONS - Las Vegas England - October 11 Illinois - October 14-15 ICRUSE INT. - Volo England - October 15 COYS OF KENSINGTON - Islington BROOKS UK - Stafford, Motorcycles Missouri - October 20-22 ICRUSE INT. - Branson California - October 20-22 McCORMICK - Palm Springs Hot Rods, Hot Bikes Canada - RM - Toronto, Ontario October 20-22 California - October 21 CHRISTIE'S - Novi San Diego Oregon - October 21 SILVER AUCTIONS - Portland Michigan - October 27-29 RM - Washington - October 28 SILVER AUCTIONS - Spokane SOTHEBY'S - Chicago, Motorcycles Nevada - October 28-29 "THE AUCTION" - Las Vegas Nevada - October 28-29 KRUSE INT. - Las Vegas NOVEMBER England - Mid-November BROOKS UK - Harrogate England - November CHRISTIE'S - London Illinois - November 3-4 MECUM - Arlington Heights Idaho - November 11 SILVER AUCTIONS - Texas - November 17-19 KRUSE INT. - Dallas California - November 17-19 McCORMICK - Palm Springs California - November 20-21 SPECTRUM - Marina del Rey Switzerland - November 25 OLDTIMER GALERIE - Toffen DECEMBER Switzerland - Mid December BROOKS EUROPE - Motor Cars Kansas - December 1-2 MECUM - Kansas City England - December 2 Spokane BROOKS UK - Olympia, London Motorcycles Washington - December 2 SILVER - Florida - December 2-3 KRUSE INT. - Sarasota Arkansas - December 9 KRUSE INT. - BROOKS UK - Olympia, London Hot Springs England - December 4 COYS OF KENSINGTON - Islington JANUARY 2001 England - December 11 Arizona - January 12-14 SILVER AUCTIONS - Arizona - January 17-21 BARRETT-JACKSON - Scottsdale• Fountain Hills Gstaad, Ferrari Boise For your FREE listing in this directory, and inquiries about display advertising information, please contact Scott Abts. 503/2610555, fax 503/252-5854, e-mail: artdir@sportscarmarket.com. SPORTS CAR MARKET The Complete Insider's Guide Exclusively 280SL's Low mileage and original cars are our specialty to buy or sell. Several cars in stock for immediate delivery. FINANCING • LEASING • TRANSPORTATION TONY LaBELLA CLASSIC CARS 2 Springdale • Cherry Hill, New Jersey (888) 840-1700 www.tonylabella.corn 10  PRECIOUS METALS TRANSPORTATION OF FINE AUTOMOBILES xjr • SPECIALIZING IN DOOR-TO- DOOR PERSONALIZED SERVICE • STATE- OF- THE- ART, FULLY- ENCLOSED 6-CAR TRANSPORTER • EAST COAST, SOUTHEAST, MIDWEST & "SNOWBIRDS" • ALL MAJOR NATIONAL COLLECTOR AUTOMOBILE EVENTS 1-888-PRECIOUS! MASTEN VAN LINES, INC, 70 MONROE AVE, CRESSKILL, NJ 07626 CALL: WEB: WWW.GO-PRECIOUSMETALS.COM E-MAIL: PRECMETALS@AOLCOM FAx: 201-894-0188 CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR SHOW-WINNING CLIENTELE! Sports Car Market


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Ask Mr. Kerb by Michael Duffey Send your collector car questions to Mr. Kerb, e-mail: mrkerb@compuserve.com, or snailmail to Mr. Kerb, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215. To Spear Or Not To Spear Dear Mr. Kerb: Jam going to be replacing my totaled Pantera and have been thinking about buying a Ferrari 308. What kind of maintenance do these cars require, other than the timing belt? What about valve adjustment intervals and other things unique to the Ferrari that I should look at when inspecting these cars?—D. V, via email Dear Mr. V: The timing belt change is usually considered part of the valve adjustment procedure. While the valve covers are off, you check clearances with your feeler gauge. If any valves need to be reshimmed, the cams come out and with them, the timing belts. A shimtype valve adjustment often holds its settings for a long time, given the 15,000 miles that occur between visits, however, there is often the need for something to be tightened or (more often) loosened. While the belts are off, it is prime time to inspect the water pump and the cam belt tensioner bearings. On older cars that have seen more years than miles, it is doubly important to have a look because who knows when any serious inspection was last done? All of this work entails the partial disassembly of the right rear suspension. This is all the more reason to see what needs doing now rather than having to pay to pull the corner apart again, 1,000 miles down the road, to sort out a leaky water pump. No matter which 308 you are looking to buy—the GT4, carbureted or injected models—all of them are getting older. If you are like most buyers, you will probably seek out well-preserved, lowmileage cars. But, like the water pump and tensioners, there are other things that seem to die more readily on low-milers. The shocks often seize solid, making your Ferrari ride more like a Morgan. They are rebuildable and while you are taking the other three corners of the car apart, you can inspect the caliper seals and CV-joint boots for tears and leaks. A good test drive will tell you the health of the gearbox. The second-gear syncro is often weak and 12  should be treated gingerly when cold (or even skipped altogether by shifting from first to third), but should perform normally when warmed up. After those systems are looked over, the rest of the inspection is just like for any other sports car that's ten or more years old. Hoses, fan belts, coolant and fuel leaks, electrical-system check, tires, suspension bushings, etc. Really, once you get past the comparative complexity of the four overhead cams, 308 ownership shouldn't be any more difficult than your now-defunct Pantera. You just won't be able to buy a Ford Galaxie at the local dismantler to use as a mechanical parts car. Dear Mr. Kerb: I have found a 356B S90 Cabriolet that needs some bodywork and a respray in its Kardex-spec Ruby Red. In doing my research on this model, I see some discrepancy on the issue of the Speedster-style chrome spear" on the side of the bodywork. In Laurence Meredith's book, Original Porsche 356, it is shown on the Speedster and Convertible D models and nothing else. In Road & Track road tests, they show a spear on their Super 90 test car, which they represent as a factory-supplied car. So which is it? To spear or not to spear, that is the question.—K.A., Topanga, CA Dear Mr. A: I have seen the chrome side spear on all variants of the 356 at one time or another. However, given that you are about to commit my observations to metal, I thought it wise to seek out one of the experts on the marque. To Porschephiles, Dr. Brett Johnson needs no introduction. His Restorer 's Guides to Authenticity books on the 356 and 911/912 series are standard reading for all Porsche owners interested in doing it right. Brett says that the spear was fitted to most Speedsters, roadsters and Convertible Ds. They were unusual on the coupes, cabriolets and Karmarm coupes, but were available through the end of the 356 series. He also points out that the spears add no value to the car, so it sounds like a judgement call on your part. Are there holes in the bodywork now to mount spears? Or perhaps you just have a nice pair of spears and need somewhere to put them. My suggestion would be to make the car just like the Kardex, which will show the side spears as an option if they were on the car when it was built. It's hard to go wrong following the Kardex. Dear Mr. Kerb: Jam interested in getting involved with vintage racing. I liked your reply to the reader with the Formula Ford questions in the April issue (April 2000, page 16), so here is mine. I have noticed that some events feature mostly high-end, rare or irreplaceable machinery. I'm wondering if someone like me can even get into such an event with a car that is not so important. I have a Bugeye Sprite. Can I run such a humble car?—RG., Reno, NV Dear Mr. G: When I started vintage racing back in the '70s, there were very specific (some would say severe) limits on the year, type and racing history of the cars that were allowed. A typical local grid in those days would have cars like the Jaguar D-type, Ferrari 250 TR, Aston Martin DB3S and the occasional Grand Prix car. Back then, the cars were less valuable and often were driven by guys who had owned them a long time. Vmtage racing, on the left coast at least, was invented by guys with old cars who rented the local tracks a few times a year and over time, things got bigger. first race was $35) or to put on bigger events with more entries. Or both. Many of the cars that were fairly common at the earlier events became really valuable, actually shrinking the size of the entry lists. This made it necessary to expand the list of eligible machinery. Sprite owners used to be considered mongrel hordes. (I was even hassled about my alloy Sprite coupe.) But now you can run a car without racing history, provided it is prepared to the standards of your club. This means that you can race your Sprite (which is a great vintage racer that can humble much more exotic machinery), but you must be mindful of the rules adopted by your club of choice. There is a pretty big exception and that is the Monterey Historics. This is a huge event with many more entries than grid or paddock space. With all of the owners of high-end cars waving entry checks in front of Steve and Debbie's faces, I really don't see much hope for guys like you (and me), but there are other clubs that would be happy to have you. Just check the rules before you start spending money on go-fast parts. Dear Mr. Kerb: In the Sports Car Market Pocket Price Guide, in the section on cars for $510,000, you call the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia and Beetle cabriolets "fun and practical," but the 1962-74 MGB roadster "fun and not so practical." Can you elaborate on the difference?M.S., Novato, CA Now, track rental, insurance and all the rest are much more expensive. The solution has been either to raise entry fees (a bunch—my Dear Mr. S: As you might guess, I chose the categories and the cars in that feature. I found two cars in the $5-10,000 price range that were similar. They were both rag tops built in large enough numbers that anybody could fmd one at that price without scouring the countryside. However, I didn't want to claim they were comparable in all ways. Hence my not-so-practical disclaimer on the MGB. Those two cars are really my Sports Car Market


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favorites in that price range. Still, if the wrong person buys either car, the cars can be considered equally impractical, especially when it comes to something as fundamental as the temperature of the engine. For example, imagine an idiot in a VW driving after the fan belt has flown off, cooking the motor. And no temperature gauge to warn the driver. Or an unlucky B owner stuck in traffic for fifteen minutes, watching as his coolant pukes itself onto the pavement. Both of these situations show the cars at a comparable level of impracticality. But your average, heads-up enthusiast will not get involved in either one of these scenarios. The person with the B knows or will learn the limits of his or her car, and learn to watch the coolant temperature gauge. The VW owner doesn't have as much to learn. There's just one lesson: the red light on the dash shows that the generator isn't connected to anything any more, signaling that the fan belt has flown off and that the engine must be turned off immediately. And they'll learn to notice a slight increase in horsepower while they're driving when the fan belt is tossed. Many, many Bs have had their lumps of iron smoking hot and have returned from that fiery episode running okay. This cannot be said for a well and truly cooked VW—when they roast they are, more often than not, well done. So there you have it. For the mechanically sensitive, the B would be just fine. And even though the VW is a sturdy car, they can still be ruined by an insensitive owner. But you do have a larger margin of error, which is why the Mr. Kerb continued on page 75 lir Vintage Rally CALENDAR ,  JULY La Carrera Classica, 20-22. Ensenada, Baja CA, Mexico. Contact: R. Kelley Gibbs, 510/654-2790 (CA); amocdb6@ao1.com Conclave 2000 Indianapolis, 23-27. Austin-Healeys. Contact: Jim Frakes, 317/ 577-3000 (IN); jimf@frakes-eng.com Rally in the Valley 2000, 7-9. Penticton, B.C., Canada. British cars. Contact: Reg & Bill Hooper, 250/492-2203 (BC); ve7pm@v ip. net AUGUST Northwest Classic Rally, 10-13. 1968 and earlier sports cars. Contact: Jim Gunter, 503/698-8090 or 503/382-4503 (OR) SEPTEMBER The Euro Classic, 10-14. Belgium. Any car over twenty-years old. Contact: www.msauk.org Silver State Classic Challenge, 14-17. Nevada Highway 318. Contact: Gary Patterson, 702/631-6166 (NV) The Cannonball Baker Classic, 15-22. From New York to San Francisco, open to any car built in 1971 or earlier. Contact: Martin Swig, 415/292-2700 (CA) 2000 Jaguar Roadrunner 1000, 22-24. Special interest or pre-1976 cars. Contact: John Smallwood, 800/745-9910, 505/9883400 (NM); johnsmallwood@ santafehotels.com Colorado Grand, 11-16. Beaver Creek, Colorado. Contact: Leslie Mangan, 970/ 926-7810 (CO) OCTOBER Forza Mille V12, 1-6. Any Ferrari, any VI2. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/ 645-6069; www.vintagerallies.com Australia's Melbourne Mille, 24-28. TR3/MGA; All 100 class. Contact: Martin Swig, 415/292-2700 (CA) 14  12th Classic Marathon, 10-15. Belgium to Italy. Pre-1968 rally car. Contact: Philip Young, classic.rally@btinternet.com ; www.carnet.co.uk NOVEMBER Veteran Car Run, 5. Hyde Park, London, England. Non-commercial vehicles produced up to December 31, 1904. Contact: vvww.msauk.org BCC Fall Flashback Rally, 11. British cars. Contact: Michael, 843/766-9226 (SC); carnellm@palmettobug.com Texas 1000,12-17. Pre-1974 sports, racing or GT cars or any Ford-powered performance car of any year. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069: www.vintagerallies.com JANUARY 2001 New Years Day "anti-football" Run, 1. All cars over 25 years old. Contact: Martin Swig, 415/292-2700 (CA) 12th Monte-Challenge, 14-19. Finish in Cannes, France. Pre-war, pre-1962, pre1968. Contact: Philip Young, classic.rally @btintemet.com ; www.camet.co.uk MARCH 2001 Forza Amelia 11-16. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069; www.vintage rallies.com MAY 2001 New England 1000, 20-25. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069; www.vintagerallies.com SEPTEMBER 2001 World Cup Rally 2001, September 29October 26. London to the Himalayas, 1.4and 1.7-liter cars, no turbos. Contact: Philip Young, classic.rally@btinternet.com ; www.camet.co.uk Forza Mille, September 30-October 5. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/6456069; www.vintagerallies.com NOVEMBER 2001 Texas 1000,4-9. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069; www.vintage rallies.com • California "Mini" Mille, 2-5. Cars built before 1972. Contact: Martin Swig, 415/ 292-2700 (CA) BIKE BUYS 1973 Norton Commando Interstate T , superbikes. English engineers created an innovative Isolastic engine mounting system that made the Norton smoother than its competition without losing any suspension precision or road feel. The engine, gearbox, and swing ann were isolated from the main chassis with rubber bushings. The Isolastic system didn't eliminate the strong vibrations from the vertical twin engine, but it isolated the rider from the shaking. The Commando came in several variations during the '70s, created from the same underpinnings by swapping around gas tanks, handlebars, and side panels. The Interstate shown here featured a large, 6.2-gallon fiberglass gas tank, larger seat, and taller gearing making it ideal for highway travel. (On the bike pictured, lower handlebars have been fitted, along with modern tires, mufflers, and rear shock absorbers.) The Roadster had a smaller tank, shorter seat, and low bars. The Combat Roadster, with bigger carburetors and high-compression pistons, is Years produced  Colors  Number produced  Engine  Transmission  Weight (dry)  he Norton Commando was one of Britain's last gasps at maintaining a dominant position in the world of today one of the most desirable Commandos. The Commando Fastback offered a wonderful sporty silhouette, with a tapering tail section and fiberglass tank. The Hi Rider, a pseudo-chopper that was sold mainly in America and thoroughly confused Norton traditionalists, sported high handlebars and extended forks. Finally, the John Player replica, introduced in 1974, was created Norton restored and owned by Brian Mason. by adding a fiberglass fairing with dual headlamps. red, silver, black 2,000 850cc 1970-1975 Original list price (in 1973)  Value today (restored)  Engine #  Web site  Estimated value in 3 years .... $7-8,000 Frame #  4-speed 420 lb. $1,745 $6,000 On plate riveted to steering head www.motorworld.com/ norton Ratings: ***Cr* is Best. Fun to ride  Ease of maintenance  Appreciation potential  Perfect Commando owner... Appreciates power, smoothness, refinement **Cr Stamped on left side of crankcase The Isolastic suspension must be properly shimmed to work right, and should be checked every 5,000 miles. Later models with a Vernier adjustment, which can be retrofitted, work better. As with any English bike, the Commando leaks oil from every possible orifice, in copious amounts. Given how infrequently collectible bikes are ridden today, once set up properly, the Commando can be viewed as reasonably reliable and trouble-free. Given the staggering performance of the then just-released 900cc Kawasaki Z 1, even when new Commandos looked best parked in front of a pub, with their waxed-cloth Barbour-clad owners smoking a Dunhill and talking about Ago's latest victory. A Commando could outhandle a Z1 at lower speeds, but the Japanese rocket was capable of velocities Norton owners could only dream of. Like many collectibles, the Commando's flaws are what make it attractive today. It has sterling looks, a terrific exhaust note and tells the world that its owner has class.—Tom Young• Sports Car Market


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You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215. Fax 503/252-5854, e-mail: mail@sportscarmarket.com Dear SCM: I regret I will not renew my subscription. At eightytwo years, I have gone out of the collector-car business. It is just too much trouble to fool with unreliable Alfas and Ferraris. After all, you have to take them to the shop, listen to a bunch of BS, pay exorbitant bills and then pick them up. Just think, I once owned six Alfas at one time. None were running and I was commuting to work in a 308. Yes, I'll settle for Honda reliability (not personality) in my old age. But, thanks for the ride. . .it was fun. —Lucien Thomas, Scottsdale, AZ Dear SCM: Keith Kaplan's brand of "auto-bigotry" (March 2000 You Write) is little more than an example of the inane hillbilly disputes between Ford and Chevy. I am not defending the Corvette, which he so eloquently critiqued, rather I am incensed at the snobbery he demonstrates. It never ceases to amaze me that when any group comes together to celebrate anything, there is always some moron who feels compelled to make themselves feel better by bashing one or more of the members of the group. SCM is a celebration of the automobile and while your name implies "sports cars" your content is far from exclusive. Witness the March 2000 issue in which such vehicles as the 1903 Columbia Mark XIX Electric, the 1960 Humber APC and the 1968 Mercedes-Benz 600LWB Landaulette appear next to the 1958 BMW 507, the 1966 275 GTB/4 and yes, even the lowly 1959 Corvette. If SCM were to limit itself to what Mr. Kaplan considers the auto elite, your publication would be limited to very few pages and even fewer readers. According to Mr. Kaplan, only the European and Far East nations produce "real sports cars." He must have been referring to the pavement-scorching power of the '68 VW Beetle or maybe the razorsharp handling of the '78 Toyota Land Cruiser. But then, don't take my word for it. Let's ask the experts. Just to give Mr. Kaplan more to ponder, here is a challenge for Keith Martin and the editors of SCM. List for your readers (and Mr. Kaplan), in any order you feel appropriate, the European/Japanese sports cars which "handle" worse than the same model year Corvette. Pick any year you feel is fair.—J. Simpson, Brick, NJ While I have been collecting cars for only a short time, I love my '63 XKE, '82 Mondial and yes, even my "fakey-doo" '65 Cobra replica. Why? Because each and every one of them is a celebration of that unique American experience—the automobile! 16  Thanks for your (strong) opinion. SCM does in fact celebrate cars of all types, basically because cars of all types have always interested me—each represents a unique approach to the motoring experience. We hope Mr. Kaplan broadens his horizons. . .—ED. Dear SCM, I have just subscribed to your magazine and see that I can get help on knowing what the value range of a car is. I am interested in knowing the value range for a 1976 Porsche 914 2.0. It is in great shape with a beautiful black paint job, new rubber/trim, and engine, transaxle, suspension professionally rebuilt by Greg Brown at Precision Porsche in Anaheim, California.—Bill Thompson, via e-mail Jim Schrager replies: Given what you haven't old us about the car, the Price Guide numbers are the right area to be in. The more you can tell us about the real condition of the car, the more we can target a price. For example, I wonder if black was the original color? I do not believe it was available that year. I also worry about rust below the battery box. You may want to get it inspected by a good Porsche shop. Dear SCM: Your Lamborghini production numbers and years built as featured in the Quarterly Price Guide (May 2000, page 33) need a little adjustment. Your Lamborghini expert would serve you better by doing a little reading and research. Factory lists show not less than 475 examples of the Miura P400 built, not 465 as you indicate. 140 P400S examples were built, not 138 as you indicate. Additionally, 148 P400SV cars (and this includes #5084, the original Jota) left the factory and production on these cars did not end until early 1973. You should correct the model designation for the S and SV to P400S and P4005 V, not 400S and 400SV, as you incorrectly note. Furthermore, you erroneously indicate that Countach LP400 production years were from 1974 to 1976, when in fact they extended to 1977 with at least 150 cars built. Countach LP400S production years were from 1978 onwards and not 1976 as you indicate. The correct designation for the 1982-1985 car is LP500S, not LP5000S as you wrongly indicate (even though the car is badged 5000S—just another Lamborghini quirk!). only as you show. You list 68 Anniversary cars as being built, but in fact no less than 657 examples were produced. I'll get to the GT, Espada, etc., another time. — Joe Sackey, Laguna Niguel, CA Thank you for the updates. We'll double check them against our sources, and update the next Price Guide appropriately. As the only collector car publication that publishes production numbers on a regular basis, we are always on the hunt to refine our data.—ED. Dear SCM: I was pleased to read, at last, an article (Affordable Classics, March 2000) on the Jaguar XJS V12 that was not derisive. This leads to the two cars listed in the Silver, Fountain Hills Auction as XJSC's. They were not. The XJ-SC was a true cabriolet and was, I believe, made for only two years, 1986-1988 (how many, I would love to know). It was, I think, a bit expensive for the market at the time. SPICA system was that it ran very clean and so Alfa was able to get through these years without a great deal of modification. True, everybody's life got easier when the switch was made to Bosch EFI, but there are still hundreds, more likely thousands of Alfas powered by SPICA units still running strong after twenty-plus years on the street and track, and running a lot better than their contemporary competitors in the sports car market. I think your comments should have gone more to the lack of care from their owners the two cars featured evidenced, and the fact that few cars in the '75-77 model years can claim trouble-free fuel delivery systems. Your comments tend to perpetuate the negative stereotype you criticize.—Kevin F. Murphy, Framingham, MA The XJS is, I believe, an underrated bargain with its quiet, comfortable interior, capacious trunk, smooth, almost relentless acceleration (once it's over 3,000 rpm), and good handling, if set up properly. I know for sure that I would rather do 500 miles non-stop in an XJS than an early E-type. I really enjoy your magazine. Thanks for your efforts and the improvements. Count me in as a long-time supporter.—Jack Bennett, Los Angles, CA LP5000 QV production figures top out at 632 cars total, not 610, and their production ended in 1988 (not in 1989), with the 19881/2 model. Anniversary production was from 1988 to June 1990, not 1989 Dear SCM: I must take issue with your statements concerning the two Alfa spiders sold at the Silver-Fountain Hills auction (March 2000, page 48, Lot #335). "Dreaded SPICA injection?" Certainly only to those unfamiliar with it. Once in tune, it tends to stay that way in contrast to the Webers it was often replaced with (usually by those who did not take the time to learn the SPICA system). It certainly was no worse than other early, mechanical fuel-injection units as used in early '70s Porsche 911s and Saabs. Later, emissions ruined many a great car in the mid-'70s model years, like the 911 2.7, the Corvette big and small blocks and anything British, just to name a few. One of the features of the I own a 1986 XJ-SC which has been driven almost daily, shows 100,000+ miles on it, and has always been a delight to drive—after the initial sorting out period (I could tell you stories!). In fact, it has a better ride that my new XJ8 V.P., especially over the dreaded California Highway 99. Someone should tell Jaguar's test department about that surface. Kevin, our comments come from having owned many SPICA Spiders, including Cindy's '78 which we have just restored. True, the SPICA is probably no worse than other contemporary mechanical injection systems, but that is certainly damning with faint praise. If our Oregon smog regulations would allow us, we'd convert her car to a Euro-spec carbureted one in an L.A. minute.—ED. Dear SCM: I would like to compliment you on the overall quality of Sports Car Market. It is both informative and entertaining. My reason for writing is to comment on the continuing negative references made to the Bentley Mark VI in your publication. Before discussing the subject, I would like to qualify my collecting history. My first car was a '32 Packard Phaeton which I purchased for $700 in 1958 with my paper route profits. I still own the car and have driven it over 60,000 miles. My collecting focus has been on Classic Car Clubs of America (CCCA) full classics and sports cars, particularly Jaguars. My current collection ranges from a 1920 Locomobile DHC Phaeton to a 1987 BMW M6, including several CCCA classics. Earlier this year, my father gave me his 1948 Bentley Mk VI Mulliner Saloon which he could no longer care for due to advanced age. I had extremely low expectations for this car due to the negative press the Mk VI has received over the years. Having now driven the car 1,200 miles this summer, I am annoyed at what a fine driving machine it is. Most of the miles were driven in heat between 90-100 degrees without any problems (no overheating, vapor lock, etc). The car handles and performs beautifully and will cruise all day at 70-75 mph. While I have owned many fine cars from the 1940s, I have never experienced a Sports Car Market


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Chequered Flag International 4128 Lincoln Blvd. Marina Del Rey, CA 90202 310-827-8665 Fax: 310-821-1272 http://www.chequeredflag.com Alfa Romeo 1953 Alvis TD21 DHC. Mocha/brown, 4-speed, LHD, exceptionally nice. $25,000. 1960 Giulietta Spider. Straight, rust-free car, needs top and carpet. $6,900. Austin-Healey 1962 3000 MK IIA. Burgundy/black, c/w/w, older restoration. $22,500. 19653000 MKIII. Red/black, chrome wires, pretty. $22,500. BMW 1987 325. 4 DR. Silver/beige, 5 SP, 150M, very nice. $4,250. 1990 525i. Black/gray, 137M, auto, good transportation. $7,250. Buick 1963 Skylark cony. Beige/tan, auto, bucket seats, P/S, P/W. $12,500. Fiat 1934 508S Balilla Sports Spider. Yellow/black, 4-speed. $37,500. Ford 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible. Ice blue/Blue Pony, 4-speed, K-code, mint. $27,500. 1965 Cobra replica. 427 body, red/tan, 302, 5-speed. Good build quality. $24,500. 1965 Mustang fastback. Green/ black, Shelby clone, 289, auto. $14,500. Ghia 1967 450SS Spyder. Red/black, built Boyd Chevy 350 for Wilt Chamberlain. $26,500. Jaguar 1966 MK 11 308. 4-speed, white. $18,000. 1967 MKI1340. Auto, 65,000 original miles! $15,000. 1958 Jaguar XK 150 DHC. Red/black, automatic, great original car. $36,500. 1967 E-type 2+2 SI Coupe. 4-speed, burgundy, pretty. $14,500. 1969 E-type SII Coupe. White/tan, great mechanically, $14,500. 1969 E-type S II Roadster. Robin's egg blue/black, C/W/W, rebuilt motor. $32,500. 1971 V12 Coupe. 4-speed, A/C, C/W/W. Silver, weak paint. $14,500. 1974 V12 Roadster. Sivler/blue, auto, c/w/w. $34,900. Land Rover 1994 Defender 90. Green/black, 5speed, A/C, hard top, $26,000. 1976 Jensen Interceptor Ill convertible. Silver/ black, A/C works, decent. $24,900. . - Lotus 1966 Elan S2 convertible. Red/ black, a nice little car. $15,000. 1971 Elan +2S. Red/black, 49K miles, weak paint, very original. $7,500. Mazda 1990 Miata. Blue/black, alloys, A/C, P/S, excellent condition. $5,900. Mercedes-Benz 1958 220S Cabriolet Cream/Oxblood, 4-speed, A/C, superb. $27,500 1962 190SL. Dark gray/red, 2 tops, good example. $22,500. 19662505E Coupe. Plum/tan, auto, new motor, sun roof. $9,500. 1971 280SE 3.5 Convertible. Tobacco/tan, US car, lovely. $49,500. MG 1955 TF 1500. Red/black, wire wheels, super original. $16,900. 1960 MGA 1600. Red/black, recent restoration. Very nice. $14,900. 1968 MGB. Primrose/black, very original, black plates, solid wheels. $7,500. 1969 MGB. Black/black leather, great car, good value. $9,500. Oldsmobile 1962 Cutlass F85 cony. Red/red, V8, auto, black plates. $10,500. Pontiac 1967 Firebird convertible. Yellow/black, 6-cyl., auto, super original. $11,500 Porsche 1960 356 B Super Cabriolet. White/ blue leather, newtop, interior. $35,500. 1982 911 SC Coupe. Metallic red, 97M. Great example. $14,900. 1985 911 Carrera Cabriolet. Black/gray, 121K miles, rebuilt motor. $22,500. Rolls-Royce/Bentley 1987 Silver Spur. White/white, 88K miles, good value. $24,900 Automotive Art 15  limited-edition  Harold Cleworth prints available. For more information  www.chequeredflag.com! visit


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CLASSIC SHOWCASE Offering A Fine Selection Of Motor Driven Vehicles With over 25 Years experience with sports cars and classics, we offer excellence in knowledgeable buying-selling-restoring & locating specific vehicles for you. We stock over 70 classics, original vehicles in good to superb condition, some vehicles are total showcars restored by us. World wide shipping arranged. If you have a classic for sale send photos and details we are cash buyers. nicer driver than this Mk VI. The only negative criticism I have is the short wheelbase gives the car a somewhat stubby appearance, which is purely a subjective opinion. However, a lengthened wheelbase would cut down its sports car handling and overall driving appeal. I would appreciate your comment on this bad press by what I believe are uninformed automotive journalists with no direct driving or ownership experience with the Mk VI.—Bob Joynt, Batavia, IL We welcome any reader's comments on this subject.—ED. In light of my experience with this car, I am mystified at the bad press the Mk VI has received. In studying the differences between the Mk VI and R-type, it appears the engine displacement is the primary difference. This hardly makes the Mk VI (which has plenty of performance) bad and the R-type good. In my view, the ideal post-war Bentley is the 1946-1948 Mk VI, which is accepted as a Full Classic by the CCCA. This considerably broadens their usefulness for shows, tours, social events, etc. Roadster. Superb restored example.  1949 Jaguar XK-120 "Alloy"  1986 Porsche Carrera Sunroof Coupe, excellent example. 1959 Morris Minor Traveler Wagon. Excellent original condition. 1963 MGB Roadster, restored like new. Dear SCM: Just received the June 2000 issue. Very nice. I especially enjoyed Sheehan Speaks (page 61). I question his time estimate for chemically stripping the Ferrari. After doing this job on several older Ferraris and other Italian cars, my estimate would be two to three times higher. Either 308s have less (and less tough) body filler, or Mike has access to stronger stripper than an amateur such as I. For your information—I just sold my 1969 DeTomaso Mangusta, condition 2, red/black, $35,000. There was much interest and it was not a tough sell at this price.—John Ratto, via e-mail 1963 Jaguar XKE Series I roadster. Superb original, 27K miles. 1974 Jaguar XKE roadster. Excellent original & low miles. 1962 Ferrari 250GTE Restored. Excellent example. 1965 VW 21 Window Microbus. Excellent original bus. CLASSIC SHOWCASE 913 & 955 Rancheros Drive, San Marcos,CA 92069 Located in San Diego County SHOWROOM: (760) 747-3188 RESTORATION FACILITY: (760) 747-9947 FAX: (760) 747-4021 Visit Us Online www.classicshowcase.com e 18  - mail:management@classicshowcase.com Our full service restoration facility is located on our property. Dear SCM: The cover illustration of the June 2000 SCM looked hugely familiar to me. I met Mr. Cleworth at Pebble Beach last August and bought a framed print of "Bugatti at Pebble Beach." His other paintings featured a car, or a corner of a car, from close up. Only the Bug had to vie with a spectacular landscape. Some would consider it less of a "car painting." I do not. The artist endured the bankruptcy of the printer (with the prints padlocked inside the closed shop), delays by the AFAS bookkeepers, and the occasional call from me, wondering when I would receive the print. Poor Harold probably thought his days of a suffering artist were long past.—Bill Rabel, Anacortes, WA Dear SCM: Berkley Brian should be careful about the "spread of misinformation" that he chastised SCM about in the June issue ("You Write, We Read," page 20). Split-window buses did come with sliding side doors as an extra cost option after May, 1963 (Original VW Bus, by Laurence Meredith) and I have also seen a "splitty" thus equipped. Also, for future reference, a "barn door" bus refers to the early buses which had very large engine lids. Even though some of the more esoteric details may slip through the cracks occasionally, overall SCM is doing a good job in my opinion. Carry on.—Greg Davis, via e-mail Dear SCM: The Alfa Junior Zagato looks a hell of a lot more like my '73 Saab Sonett than any precursor to "Honda's first CRX" (Alfa Romeo Mini-Profile, June 2000, page 24). But, owning two '73 Sonetts and a '73 Volvo 1800 ES, what am I reading the magazine for anyway. . .hmmm. Just can't find that Price Guide listing for Swedish sports cars. Great mag. Thanks, and keep up the good work.—Mark Osborne, via e-mail We'll be adding the handful of Swedish cars that are collectible in our next Price Guide.—ED. Errata Dear SCM: I maintain a Register of the Fiat Jolly 600 and 500 (I also maintain one for the Fiat Multipla). My Internet address in the November '99 Fiat Jolly article was incorrectly printed. It should be: 102752.1362@compu serve.com .—Steve Orlando, FL Piantieri, Dear SCM: Knowing that you would want to have a record straightened, I offer the following comments on your descriptions of Bugattis in the May 2000 Auction Reports. #236 - Type 35B, S/N 4925 (RM, page 42): I suspect the statement "Carried Type 51 alloy wheels" was copied from the 1979 ABC Register. In actual fact, the car as presented at the auction was wearing the correct earlier detachable-rim wheels which were standard to the Type 35 Grand Prix cars. #309 - Type 35A, S/N 4719 (Brooks USA, page 50): Wire spoke wheels were in fact standard fitment to the "boy racer" Type 35A, as well as the four-cylinder Type 37 cars. These were painted black in Edsel Ford's day and it was most unfortunate that Tom Barrett chose to "gild" them with chrome. As to the Vuitton luggage, well. . #310 - Type 57C, S/N 57838 (Brooks USA, page 51): I believe that the roadster body now fitted was in fact built by Keith Bowley of Ashton Keynes Restorations. It is said to have been modeled after a Corsica-bodied car, but I don't think it was lifted off another T57C. —Andy Rheault, via e-mail Mr. Rheault is acknowledged as a leading expert on Bugattis, and we thank him for sending along his clarifications. We will update the information about the cars as we post them on the eCarCentral.com web site.—ED.• Sports Car Market


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miimil Collecting  illr MEI by Jamie Kitman an auction kind of guy. ith nine cars in my garages, most of a putative sporting character, I find myself in the "sports car market" whether I like it or not. But I never figured myself for When it comes to buying cars, I believe I have amply demonstrated I can locate and purchase tarted-up rust buckets just fine on my own. I don't need the distraction—or crave the encouragement—of a tent full of wealthy codgers in blazers and their fragrant wives as I commit the deed. (Has anyone out there tried the Bondo magnet on some of these gals' hairdos?) And, when it comes time to sell my cars, well, wait a second. Around my house, it never comes time to sell a car. How do you think you wind up owning nine? But all that was before Steve Serio, of Aston Martin of New England Lotus Motorsports, Inc., e-mailed me some photos of an unusually clean Morris Minor pickup he had at a lock-up near his premises in Brighton, Massachusetts. I hasten to add that the images had been requested by me after I perused Serio's display ad and called him. The day when the online consumer profile data banks are sophisticated enough to track my spending patterns with sufficient accuracy to automatically tip go-getters like Serio off to the mathematical probability of my being interested in pictures of a 1959 Morris 1/4-ton commercial draws ever nearer, I know. But, God save the weak among us, it has yet to arrive. Serio's Minor was clearly nicer than mine. The Kitman Morris was an equally rare machine that, sadly, had been treated to an inappropriate and distressingly expensive Corvette yellow paint job by its octogenarian previous owner. Ultimately the color was too swinging for me, and when I calculated the cost of a decent respray, the price Serio was asking for his Minor made a certain amount of momentary internal logic, if not good sense, assuming I could get top dollar for my yellow Minor. The problem was, Serio's Minor was scheduled to go into Christie's Tarrytown Auction. Preposterous prices for Fiat Jollys, MiniMokes, VW Microbuses and a host of other 20  Thoughts )rnimmiR  The Morris Minor Is Always Greener. • • under-endowed puddle-jumpers wholly inadequate to modern conditions had led Sir Serio to conclude that his Minor's moment had come and would be found under Christie's Big Top. All he needed was two bozos to bid, and he'd be cooking. I tended to agree. I'd driven my old 1.2-liter Lancia Fulvia 450 miles (round-trip) one day to view Serio's Minor in the metal and knew instantly the die was cast; I'd have to have it. Original green paint, original interior, original canvas tilt cover, original spare tire and wheel. Heady stuff for a Morris Minor man. But I was not prepared to wait to bid against two, three or four hundred bozos who might or might not materialize at the Tarrytown Auction. Here was one bozo. Me. Right here, right now. Minor was, in fact, minor. I stood by my car, in approved SCM fashion, and thus was on hand to answer the most commonly asked question ("What the #@$! is that?") for people before they slunk away, laughing. The introduction by the Christie's staff, which slighted Minors generally, didn't help a bit. (Sarcasm from the podium really killed the afternoon for a nice fellow who drove all the way from Pittsburgh towing a 950s Chevy pickup, about which the auctioneers were positively—and, I thought, needlessly—insulting.) But I was lucky. There were two bids on my car, the high one coming in over the phone. And before I could blink an eye, the hammer was brought down and the Minor I bought in 1995 was sold for $7,500, less commission and, of course, the initial $400 entry fee. Inte rest in Kitman's Minor was minor at Christie 's Tarry town.  Knowing that a veteran horse trader like Serio would be nothing if not creative, I hatched a plan. How about I buy his green Minor (reportedly fresh off an Oregon cherry farm with 30,000 originals) at an incredibly high $9,000 price (less than he'd hoped for, but still surely a record) and then place my yellow Minor (which had once been green itself) in the Christie's Auction? Anything more than $9K and we could split the difference. Hedging his bets against runaway Morris Minor prices, Serio agreed. I felt safe in the contra theory that Morris Minor prices don't run, they walk. Very slowly. But that suited me. Anything that ended up yielding a spread less than the price of a paint job was a net savings. I was going to my first auction, as a seller. On the appointed day it didn't rain, as had been predicted. But it did prove a gray afternoon for Morris Minor trading. Interest in my Not quite the $1015,000 Christie's catalog estimated my noreserve machine could expect, but, as one soulcrushing wag who'd noted the unoriginality of my Minor's paint, Sprite drivetrain and front brakes observed, still a record price for a Morris Minor pickup. (I didn't have the heart to tell him he was wrong. I'd already set that record when I gave Serio a check for his car.) On the bright side, I of my yellow Minor. Let's face it, selling a Morris pickup with an ad in the local newspaper on the first go-around is a low-probability endeavor. didn't have to put an ad in the paper to dispose Amusingly, the new owner of the Minor, which was one of the cheapest cars sold at Tarrytown, was also the purchaser of the '69/71 Ferrari 712 Can-Am car, the most expensive vehicle sold that day, crossing the block at $1.6 million. In regular use, I reckon it and the Minor (for which I coined the term "sport futility vehicle") will be about equally useful, though the Minor should get better mileage. Congratulations go out to the new owner, who can clearly afford a new paint job for his Minor if he chooses not to tell his friends that it's Ferrari Fly Yellow. Me? I'm accepting cash donations in lieu of flowers.• Jamie Kitman is a columnist for Automo- bile magazine and a long-time fi-iend of Sports Car Market. Sports Car Market


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Legal Files • Pass The Blood Test, Go Directly To Jail by Alexander Leventhal R ecall my friend who wrecked his Silver Rose Porsche 944 Turbo S and was promptly arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI), even without any evidence of alcohol in his blood. ("Two for the Road," April, 2000 SCM, page 60). The driver was involved in a single-car accident where he spun off the road and totaled his car. He then called the police, as he was taught to do years ago in high school Driver's Education. The police came, and asked him ifhe had had anything to drink. He said yes, that he had, but had had only two drinks, several hours before. He was placed under arrest, and a blood test was ordered. In short, he was arrested with no proof whatsoever of having had alcohol in his blood, simply because he admitted to having had a drink. This was good advice, but obviously it was too late for my friend. The latest events in his case as they relate to this accident will show just how important following this advice is, and how important it is to never have the police believe that you have any alcohol in your blood, whether that belief stems from a Breathalyzer or an admission. Recently, the eagerly awaited results of the Porsche-driver's blood test came back. In New York, blood test results showing evidence that there was more than .1% of alcohol by weight in a person's blood shall be prima facie evidence that such person was DWI, while .07-.1% shall be prima facie evidence that such a person is driving while his ability is impaired by alcohol (DWAI, a lesser offense). The fact that a prima G & R AUTOWORKS Top  quality  auto  work. Specializing in electrical problems—restoration service—welding. Toyota  & Jaguar parts. New & Used 603/357 - 2484 22  The advice offered in that column was that, if you have had anything to drink at all, even if you are sure that you are under the legal limit, and your car becomes disabled on the side of the road due to being stuck, broken, or a minor single-vehicle accident that involves no injury or property damage, do not call the police, or wait for the police to come and arrest you. Go home, and send a tow truck to get your car because if you are found with any alcohol in your system at all in a road-side screening, or if you admit to having had anything to drink, when the police arrive, there is a good chance that you will be arrested and taken to the police station for a Breathalyzer or to the hospital for a blood test. facie case is presented means that the prosecution, based on that evidence alone, has satisfied its burden for proving the elements of the crime, and creates a presumption that the defendant is guilty of the charge, allowing the prosecution to obtain a conviction unless the defense can produce evidence to disprove the presumption. A layperson could, based on the law as it is presented here, assume therefore that if my friend's blood test results were less than .07%, that the alcohol-related charges would be dropped, because the law states that lesser amounts do not create a prima facie case for DWI or DWAI. Unfortunately for my friend, that would prove to be an incorrect assumption. however, particularly if the prosecutor can shift the jury's sentiment by presenting the driver as a young, professional male with a Porsche who consumed (at least some) alcohol, by his own admission, and has now hired an expensive lawyer so he doesn't have to pay the piper. In short, I think the chances at trial are pretty good, but that the outcome is certainly not guaranteed, and that even an acquittal will never make up for the expense and humiliation he has suffered. Although it is true that alcohol levels less than .07% do not create a prima facie case for the prosecution, levels between .05-.07% do not provide prima facie evidence for the defense, either. Further, alcohol levels between .01-.05% do create prima facie evidence for the defense, but as stated earlier, they do not prevent prosecution for DWAI, as the prosecutor is allowed to attempt to provide evidence refuting the presumption for the defense created by the prima facie evidence, and thus seek a conviction. In my friend's case, he has recently found out that his blood alcohol content (BAC) was below the .07% limit but that the prosecution intends to seek a DWAI conviction based on "common law" evidence because the officer that responded to the call now "remembers" that my friend's speech was slurred, his eyes were glassy, and his gait was unstable. What's worse, the prosecutor is only offering a plea to the DWAI charge, and no better plea bargain deal, because New York law also provides that no plea bargains outside of the alcohol category are generally allowed for alcohol offences. What are my friend's chances here? He can't take the plea and have an alcohol conviction on his record, so plans are being made to go to trial. As the date gets closer, he may be able to get a better deal on an exception basis, but this is doubtful since political pressure from MADD and other such groups generally makes this difficult, especially when there has been an accident. It is also possible that he could win at trial, particularly if he can get the jury or judge to see how ludicrous it is for the prosecution to be seeking a conviction when his BAC was under the legal limit. This is not guaranteed, The VTR Mid-Atlantic Regionals Vintage Triumph Register Car Show & Concours July 12-15, 2000 Ken Nachman 804/527-1515 KMNTR6@aol.corn Certified Auto Appraisal Stated Value Appraisals Martin Le Van 1(888) CAR WORTH - PO Box 664, Somis, CA 93066 www.carvalue.net — So the question becomes, what can we take away from these facts? If you live in a state, like New York, which allows for alcohol convictions based on "common law" evidence such as slurred speech and the like, even when the blood or breath test results are below the accepted legal limit of alcohol, it is even more important to take the advice offered in my previous column on this subject. In addition, take any other possible steps to prevent the police or legal system from ever coming to the conclusion that you have had any alcohol whatsoever in your blood while operating a motor vehicle. Particularly, be mindful of the fact that if you drive after having consumed any alcohol whatsoever, and you are found to have been driving with any amount of alcohol in your blood, you may be prosecuted for driving while impaired by alcohol (DWAI) based on your other behavior which suggests impairment (such as slurred speech) even if the level of alcohol in your blood is low enough that it does not create a prima facie case for the prosecution by itself. Driving after drinking is a bad idea, no matter how little you may have had. Simply put, the only way to guarantee that you are not convicted of an alcohol-related offense is to never drive with any alcohol in your blood, because even driving with a BAC below the limit will not prevent a prosecution based on "common law" evidence. This whole episode makes taking a taxi home after a splendid European-style three-hour restaurant dinner accompanied by a couple of bottles of a '95 Burgundy seem like a pretty good idea. Alex Leventhal is a car collector and attorney in New York His comments here are general in nature, and are not a substitute for a consultation with an attorney• CLASSICS & JAG'S Repairs Restorations Appraisals — 619/588 2676 - 1305 E. Chase Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020 — Used Parts Certified Auto Appraiser Multiple Certified in the US & Europe LANCE S. COREN, C.A.A., C.M.A. 310/370-4114 Fax 310/371 - 4120 Lscent@hotmail.com Sports Car Market


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The Wrenching TRUTH A look at repair and restoration shops recommended by SCM subscribers. Please send your suggestions for shops for us to consider to copyed@sportscarmarket.com , fax 503/252-5854. Britalia Ltd. by Bill Neill bsolutely no Japanese cars here," said Britalia owner Henk Boverhuis. "If it's not English or Italian, we won't touch it." Britalia's main work is repair and service. Like Phil Reilly & Co., featured in April's "Wrenching Truth," Britalia has a connection to Stephen Griswold's nowdefunct Berkeley Alfa Romeo dealership. "Jon Norman was the parts manager," Boverhuis recalled, "I was the service manager, and Phil Reilly was the manager of the restoration shop." Boverhuis started Britalia in 1986. In the beginning, their work was 70% Italian and 30% British. However, since then the ratio has been reversed. "Right now our strong suit is Land Rover and Range Rover folks," Boverhuis said. "We service a lot of them." He mentioned that some of Britalia's customers have actually driven their Land Rover Defenders off road. "We rebuilt a transmission that got blown up on a difficult stretch of trail," he commented. It's a rugged world outside of the supermarket parking lot. Britalia sees a large number of Jaguars as well, and Boverhuis acknowledged that some years of this marque have much better quality than others. Boverhuis prefers the Jaguars of the early and mid '80s to the late '80s/early '90s cars. He called the Series likely to ask him something like, "Can you make it look a little better so I can sell it?" $30,000 seems to be the top price on a good day for one of these unusual-looking saloons. Of the cars he works on, Boverhuis figures the Maserati is about the most expensive one to keep running. A Maserati Biturbo can present a problem for a shop like Britalia. It has limited resale value, yet its potential for expensive repairs is enormous. So Boverhuis proceeds with caution. "We try to explain that repairs will often cost more than a car is worth," he said. "If our repair estimate goes into four digits, we might request 25% of the cost up front, an additional 25% when the car is torn down, and the remaining 50% upon completion. It gives everybody a chance to bail out," he explained. He recalled asking for a $1,000 prepayment, and the car owner responded by asking for some time to think it over. This is fine with Boverhuis, as he doesn't want to start Since rebuilding a six-cylinder Jaguar motor can cost up to $10,000, some customers request a used motor. Britalia obtains used Jaguar parts from Jaguar Heaven in Stockton, California, used Alfa parts from Alfa Parts Exchange in Hayward, and Aston Martin parts from Steel Wings in Pennsylvania. Britalia maintains a limited parts supply in house. Boverhuis doesn't like to sell parts over the counter to non-repair customers. He'd rather keep them in stock for his own use, so he can repair customers' cars quickly. Once in a while, a customer may want to provide his own mail-order parts. Boverhuis has no problem with that as long as the customer understands he must handle any parts warranty if it is defective. However, most of his customers just bring their car in and say, "Fix it, Henk." They seem glad to know the work will be done right, by someone who understands their car. Boverhuis doesn't feel competition from quick-lube companies that offer inexpensive oil changes. "People learn very quickly there's too much risk to take an expensive automobile to one of those places and have them strip the threads in the aluminum sump or install the wrong oil filter, which falls off later on the freeway," he said. "Or they check the differential unit and forget to put the plug back in." "Ultimately, the cars we service tend L-R: Karl Haags, Harry Riley, Molly Newman, Henk Boverhuis, John Bedford. III XJ-S from 1979-87 "a real nice riding car that doesn't have very many chronic problems." He believes that a major problem with the XJ-S is that not many people know how to work on them. To save money, owners frequently switch to GM power when they have problems with the V12. This is the beginning of the end. "The V12s get yanked out, people stick 350 Chevys in them, and then nobody wants to work on them," Boverhuis said. Further, replacing the engine doesn't help the chronic problems with the climate control and other electrical systems. Britalia services many of the '70s and '80s Aston Martin V8s in the Bay Area, but not many of the older DB series six-cylinder cars. Aston Lagondas occasionally appear in the shop. "They are so undervalued you don't find people dumping tons of money into them," Boverhuis remarked. His customers are more 24  Shop  Owner  Location  Number of staff  Number of bays  Years in operation  Specialty  Hourly rate  Phone  Britalia Ltd. Henk Boverhuis Berkeley, California 5 7 14 British and Italian, of course $85 510/548-0240 Recommended by SCM subscriber Joe Troise work on a car if the customer has doubts about paying for it. "I've gotten burned too many times in the past," Boverhuis said, "and it's just a nightmare for everyone when you have to put a lien on a car to cover unpaid repairs. Better not to start the job in the first place." Most of Britalia's technical machining work goes to Norman Racing Group or Hasselgren Racing Engines, both of which are in Berkeley. to be expensive to buy, and relatively expensive to maintain. Our customers understand this, and don't seem to mind paying a fair price to keep their dream cars running right," said Boverhuis. "When a British or Italian car rolls into our shop, it's coming home. Britalia is a place where it will be loved and treated right." Boverhuis's personal fleet includes a '67 Alfa Giulia Super, '73 Alfa GTV, '85 Jaguar XJ6, '69 Land Rover pickup, '76 Range Rover two-door, '92 Range Rover four-door, '91 Alfa 164, and Dodge pickup. Except for the truck, it's all British and Italian, just like his shop. • Sports Car Market


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A S T 3 , 0 0 0 RIVI AUCTIONS, INC. MEADOW BROOK HALL VINTAGE NIOTOR CARS AT SHOTWI IL-GUSTAFSON PAVILION MEADOW BROOK HALL OAKLAND UNIVERSITY ROCHESTER, MICHIGAN AUGUST 5, 2000 1931 Duesenberg Model Si Mudd Coupe Timeless and elegant coachwork by Bohman and Schwartz, this one-off design was the brainchild of Dr. Seeley G Mudd This automobile features a factory-installed supercharger and high-compression straight-eight engine Distinct, swept-back roofline, split rear window and sliding sunroof make the Mudd coupe historically significant as the harbinger of future automotive design A rare opportunity to purchase one of the world's best Duesenbergs Chassis # 2234 Engine # J212 (s/c) 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Exquisite coachwork by Freestone and Webb Award winning restoration, including Graham Award for Elegance at Pebble Beach and Best of Show at the National Rolls-Royce meet Helmet fenders, integral trunk, rear mounted spare, and very low roofline make this Pll one of the most important in the world Chassis # 42PY 1926 Dodge Woody Wagon 1928 McLaughlin-Buick Coupe 1929 Cord L-29 Phaeton 1929 Fiat 521C Coupe des Aloes 1929 Rolls Royce Phantom I Ascot Phaeton 1935 Auburn 851SC Speedster 1937 Austin Cambridge 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB An excellent original 275 GTB with long-nose bodywork, triple Webers, and open dnveshaft It features a nice original tan interior, a Nardi steering wheel and less than 50,000 original miles S/N 07873 Offered Without Reserve 1954 Bentley Continental R-Type Fastback Outstanding Concours restoration of a welldocumented LHD example Rarest, bestperforming and best-looking Bentley of the period Chassis #BC66LC OTHER QUALITY CARS CONSIGNED FOR MEADOWBROOK 1938 Cadillac V16 Convertible Coupe 1940 LaSalle Series 52 Convertible Coupe 1951 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Convertible 1953 Mercedes-Benz 220A Cabriolet 1955 Triumph TR-2 Roadster 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible 1959 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Cabriolet CONSIGNMENTS & MARKET E V A LUATIONS Mike Fairbairn : mike@rmauctions.com Barrie Angliss : barrie@rmauctions.com toll free: (800) 21 1-437 1 fax: (519) 351-1337 1961 Ferrari 250 PF Cab 1963 Jaguar XKE Roadster 1967 Shelby GT500 Coupe 1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB 1969 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 Roadster 1982 Ferrari 512BBi 1984 Aston Martin Lagonda CATALOG REQUESTS, Hi DDER REGISTRATION & SALE INFORMATION Rika de Haas : rika@rmauctions.com toll free: (800) 211-4371 phone: (519) 352-4575 fax: (519) 351-1337 VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR AN UP-TO-DATE CAR LIST www.rmauctions.com Produced by RM Auctions, Inc., 5 West Forest Avenue, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Our sponsors: SYMBOLIC dR IHI  11' -5. 1_ E 12 Jeep PASSPORT eitis iutm


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Market Review a Buyer's Guide La rivista del velocissimo e del bellissimo 7r ANONIMA lOMBAROA FABBRICA AUTOMOBIU T100  II=11 MILANO M/III N? 1973 Alfa Romeo Montreal Coupe Chassis number: AR 142 7 391 he Montreal came about when Alfa Romeo was asked to build a car for Canada's Expo '67 which would represent all that was best in the automotive industry. It fulfilled its design brief to the letter and everyone agreed that it was a classic. The chassis derived from the 105-series Giulia, as sweet a chassis as can be imagined. The quad-cam, fuel-injected 2593cc V8 engine was a road-tuned version of the unit used in Alfa Romeo's T33 sports-racer, and it fed its 200 bhp through a five-speed ZF gearbox. For a 2.5-liter car, performance was outstanding, with a top speed of 137 mph and 0 to 60 in 7.6 seconds. Bertone surpassed itself with the sensuous bodywork. , It was a superb car, lovely to look at and backed by a motor racing pedigree. It should have sold in huge numbers, but Alfa Romeo did virtually nothing to promote it and in the end, a mere 3,925 examples were made from 1971-77. The Swiss vendor of the example pictured, finished in white with gray cloth upholstery, described the bodywork as "good," the interior as "very good," and everything else as "perfect." The engine was rebuilt in 1991 and has since covered just 1,000 kilometers (600 miles). This car sold for $6,845 at the Brooks Europe Auction in Geneva on March 6, 2000. Name another GT car with a four-cam V8 engine, five-speed gearbox and svelte bodywork. The Touring-bodied Pegaso and some Astons come to mind The former is so rare it's not even listed in the SCM Pocket Price Guide; the latter (a DBS of the early '70s) brings $2025,000. Why, then, is a car with the specifications of the Montreal selling for less than $10,000? It has to be the bargain of the millennium. In a way, it is. The specifications and pedigree are indisputable. So is the marketing fecklessness: By the time the car finally appeared for sale in 1971, its design was familiar, bordering on old hat and Alfa's marketin group was in its first year of operation. Number produced  Original list price  Years produced  g Moreover, the Montreal inherited some of the unfortunate karma of the 2600 coupes. It was a large Alfa when the Giuliettas and Giulias were still benchmarks. The smaller cars were nimble and potent. In comparison, the larger cars hinted at the excess room and weight that made American cars an anathema to the "true" enthusiast. When describing the Montreal, reference to Alfa's V8 sport prototype cars is inevitable—but Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  SCM Price Guide  Web site  Alternatives  overwhelming performance. It was not a race car in any sense. The attraction of the Montreal is that you can get a very lovely car that is superbly comfortable and powered by a four-cam V8 engine at a seductively low price. And the sale price of this particular example is exceptionally low: in the US, Montreals are currently going for $ 1416,000, with a few looking for buyers in the $12,000 range. The large number of stock Alfa parts makes the car tremendously attractive to the budget-minded collector Much of the Montreal is off-the-shelf Giulia equipment, including many interior appointments, the basic chassis, and the driveline aft of the lovely V8. Though the block is clearly unique, the heads are derived from the stock 1750. The Giulia 's solid rear axle received an extra-large finned alloy sump, when used in the Montreal, to enhance its durability. This Montreal could be a very rewarding investment, indeed 1971-1977 3,925 Lire 9,570,000; $14,678 (1975) $14,000-16,000 approx. $700 $350 Passenger side of engine block Bulkhead Alfa 2600 coupe, Aston Martin DBS, Lancia Flaminia coupe, Iso Rivolta, Datsun Z AROC, 10 Raskin Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 www.aroc-usa.org misleading. The model shared little with the sport prototype Tip° 33 cars. The Tipo 33's ninety-degree, two-liter V8 engine developed 263 SAE horsepower in the Stradale coupe and 310 hp in the 33/2 Sport. And the 33 chassis was pure racing design: two large-diameter parallel tubes would also be the basis for the Scarabeo and Carabo show cars. By comparison, the Montreal, built on the common 105 chassis, was intended as a very comfortable, long-distance tourer of adequate but not 26  The downside, however; is daunting enough to turn away the bargain-minded enthusiast. This is a twenty-five-year-old car that had a production run under 4,000. While that may be a large number to the Pegaso or Ferrari collector; it's uncomfortably small to the merely mortal Alfista. The NOS spare parts are long gone, and it might take you a lifetime to find a replacement for either the windshield or the eight-cylinder SPICA injection pump. Nothing automotive, of course, is ever impossible: a new windshield could be cast up and the eight-cylinder SPICA unit could be created fi-om a pair ofproduction four-cylinder units. A Montreal in need of both a windshield and an injection pump, however; would be a significant challenge. The Montreal's unique body, fabulous V8 engine and low production volume make it an undoubted value. Drawbacks aside, the sale price of this car probably has a good number of our readers wishing they had flown to Geneva to bid for it.—Pat Braden (Photo and description courtesy of the auction company)• Alfa Classifieds are located on page 74. Sports Car Market


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SEPTEMBER  PRESENTS RM AUCTICINS, INC_ 2  2 000 T I I II: C.2ita-6 6'a/. tectio AT THE WALDORF THE OFFICIAL AUCTION OF THE LOUIS VUITTON CLASSIC SEPTEMBER 23, 2000 WALDORFASTORIA HOTEL NEWYORK CITY ADDITIONAL ENTRIES INVITED 1938 Delahaye Type 135MS This one-off drophead coupe is considered one of the signature designs of the De Villars design house. Best of Show at Bagatelle in 1989 and pictured in several European articles and books, including Delahaye- Le Grand Livre and Automobiles Classiques No.35, January 1990. Finished in blue livery with dark blue leather interior, this automobile embodies all of the finest examples of Art Deco design. Chassis # 60123 VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR AN UP—TO—DATE CAR LIST www.rmauctions.com SELECTED RESULTS FROM LAST YEAR'S SAI F RM Auctions, Inc. has teamed Up with Dennis P. Nicotra to stage the second annual New York Auto Salon. Now the official auction of the I.ouis Vuitton Classic at Rockefeller Center, this spectacular event is held in the grand ballroom of the world famous Waldorf=Astoria hotel. The New York Auto Salon and auction is inspired by the the  Considered one of the highlights of the calendar, invitations to these Salons were coveted by the elite of New York society. No less exclusive, the New York Auto Salon will be limited to just 55 premier quality automobiles. The sale will feature important European classics, as well as offering a selection of investment grade prestigious Auto Salons held in sports  cars and  American the same room  more than classics. seventy years ago to showcase Please best  automobiles  of  the  time. for additional information. contact  Managing coachbuilt Director, Dennis  P.  Nicotra, social 1954 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Coupe Sold at $319,000 1933 Mercedes Benz 380K Roadster Sold at $962,500 CONSIGNMENTS & MARKET EVALUATIONS: Dennis P. Nicotra, Managing Director Chris Nicotra, Consignments phone: (203) 777-0819 fax: (203) 777-0831 email: dnicotra@snetnet Mike Fairbairn / Barrie Angliss .11M Auctions Inc. toll free: (800) 211-4371 fax: (519) 351-1337 email: mike@rmauctions.com barrie@rmauctions.com Our sponsors: eti ty0111171 SYM COLIC RM Auctions, Inc., 5 West Forest Avenue, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 IHI V PASSPORT TRANSPORT  Jeep  dR HAGERW  34611113r3 1921 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang II Sold at $1,000,000 (post sale) CATALOG, REQUESTS, BIDDER REGISTRATION & SALES INFORMATION: Rika de Haas RM Auctions Inc. phone: (519) 352-4575 fax: (519) 351-1337 email: rika@rmauctions.com


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Book Reviews by Michael Duffey Ratings. It-11-13-11-1( is Best. Two copies of books, videos, CDs, etc. must be furnished for review. Please send one copy to SCM, PO. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Please send another to Michael Duffey, 2953 Park Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068 Austin-Healey100/100-6/ 3000 Restoration Guide Authors: Gary Anderson, Roger Moment Publisher: MBI Publishing, dist. by Classic Motorbooks Phone: 800/826-6600 Size: 81/4" x 103/4" paperback. 192 pages. Price: $29.95 Rating: Serious Healey fans: Casual enthusiast: The Big Healey holds a special place in the hearts of most sports car enthusiasts. Since the car is more complicated to restore than your average MG or Triumph, owners need a book that not only shows the numbers and technical details so important to a perfectly restored car, but also tells when things changed, midmodel. Aus- tin-Healey 100/100-6/3000 Restoration Guide does this and more. Along with providing the serial number at which production changes were made, there are illustrations of those changes. Details often forgotten when you reassemble a car two years after taking it apart, such as the routing of wiring and fuel lines, are discussed and illustrated. Throughout the text are side-bars called "Restorer's Tips," small bits of advice that explain how to reassemble the car and how to deal with aftermarket parts that don't exactly work or fit like the originals. Detail is only part of this restoration guide. Authors Anderson (a contributing editor to SCM and publisher of British Car Magazine) and Moment deliver a history of each model with chassis number range, production numbers, technical data and performance. The book then covers each Healey model separately with data on color schemes, tool kits and even the placement of decals. This is a very serious book for owners who are interested in either verifying or recreating the highest level of originality. It would also suit the enthusiast looking to buy the best car possible; it's like having a full-time concours judge at your side as your assistant as you inspect a potential purchase. 28  Battle for the Beetle Author: Karl Ludvigsen Publisher: Bentley Publishers Phone: 800/423-4595 Size: 61/4" x 91/4" hardcover. 440 pages. Price: $39.95 Rating: VW fans: Casual enthusiast: .**1/2 During WWII, the Volkswagenwerk was used to produce parts for the V1 flying bomb. This made it a prime target for Allied bombing raids and by the end of the war, a portion of the ground floor was in ruins. The city of Fallersleben (later known as Wolfsburg) fell into the British Zone after the war. This story begins with how the British fended off various takers interested in stripping the factory of its machinery under the guise of war reparations and how British industry showed little interest in taking over the factory themselves. All of this led to the Beetle staying in Germany. The story has all the ingredients of a fine novel. Heroic and greedy characters suffering from various amounts of industrial myopia muddled through the late '40s not quite sure what to do with the incredible production capacity of the Volkswagenwerk factory. Non-German competitors were fearful that their home markets might be flooded with cheap, reliable Beetles. How the Beetle survived and remained a German product and how no other competitors even came close to its longevity and production numbers is told in concise as well as entertaining detail. Beautifully researched and filled with over 200 photos, Karl Ludvigsen puts this situation in perspective. Overall, Battlefor the Beetle is a scholarly and engrossing book that is easily up to Ludvigsen's usual high stan- dards. It will be useful to all students of the period, especially those interested in automotive history, and of the early Volkswagen. A French Kiss With Death: Steve McQueen and the Making of Le Mans Authors: Michael Keyser, Jonathan Williams Publisher: Bentley Publishers Phone: 800/423-4595 Size: 10-3/4" x 81/2" hardcover. 463 pages. Price: $59.95 Rating: Race movie fans: Casual enthusiast:'/2 This is really two books in one. A French Kiss With Death is the story of Steve McQueen 's life-long affair with cars, and also the events in his life and career that led up to the making of the movie, Le Mans. McQueen's rise to fame in the '60s allowed him to indulge his passions for fast cars and fast women. It was in 1969 that McQueen's Solar Productions made an attempt at making Le Mans. With his director from The Great Escape, John Sturges, Solar's crew shot thousands of feet of test footage at the 1969 Le Mans event in an attempt to attract funding. Without a script, the project was sold and plans were laid for the 1970 event. The film was going to be planned around the footage of the real race, almost documentary style. But as it worked out, the finished film was primarily a collection of staged racing scenes. The story of how those scenes were staged with rented Porsche 917s, Alfa T-33s, Ferrari 5125s, Lolas, Chevrons and even a Corvette makes incredibly enjoyable reading. The way the film was made and the fact that it almost didn't get finished is a page-turning thriller that will surprise most readers. All race-movie buffs, McQueen fans or early '70s sports-prototype fans will want a copy of this book just for the photos. Readers of suspense novels will want a copy for the story. It's easily my favorite book of 2000.• Sports Car Market


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41111111111=11111■11111111111111  Market Review Buy' Guide '1111111111■1111 1974 Ferrari 308 GT4 Dino Chassis number: 08760 Engine number: F106AC20 GT4 was the work of Bertone rather than the customary Pininfarina. By placing the front seats well forward, Bertone made room within the 100" wheelbase for two children or one sideways-seated adult in the rear, while the compact engine/transaxle package left space behind the engine bay for a 188-liter (6.6-cubic foot) luggage compartment. F Although the newcomer's wedge-shaped styling was controversial, the performance of the quad-cam three-liter V8 certainly was not, the latter's 236 bhp proving sufficient to propel the 308 past 150 mph, with 60 mph coming up in under seven seconds. All-round independent suspension ensured that the handling, too, did not disappoint. Road & Track magazine was most impressed by the 308 GT4's blend of speed and civility when they tested an example in 1974. "Apart from the performance, which you take for granted in a Ferrari, and the aforementioned remarkable flexibility of the engine, perhaps the most outstanding feature of the Dino 308 is the excellent ride it provides. There is no low-speed harshness and at speed the road irregularities are beautifully smoothed out. The progress, compared to earlier Ferraris, is enormous." This 308 GT4 sold for $12,300 at Brooks Europe 's Gstaad Auction in December, 1999, significantly below both the Price Guide range and the auction company's $25-35,000 estimate. This Dino should not necessarily be thought of as a bargain, though, because these pedestrian Ferraris cost as much to repair and maintain as their million-dollar brethren. They therefore can be scary to buy at auction, or at any venue where a full inspection is not possible. It is crucial that the auction company have some knowledge ofthe car, and be able to answer specific questions in a knowledgeable fashion. That is, after all, one of the ways that they earn their commissions. The maintenance requirements and the cost of parts, in fact, is such that a poor GT4, even if given to you free, is not worth restoring, and a perfect GT4 with no needs (if such a car exists, which is doubtful) would be a fair deal even way above the top end of the Price Guide. The Dino 308 GT4 is a mechanically robust can with wonderful driving dynamics. The cab- Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Years produced  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Web sites  forward layout gives a real "race car" feel, and the stiffness of the tube chassis combined with the wonderful sounds coming from the rear can be truly inspirational. When well tuned (and few are) they make great power with the smooth V8 making terrific noises from idle to the 7,700-rpm redline and beyond Power is especially good in early, non-catalyst-equipped July, 2000  cars or in Euro cars which have more radical cams and timing than the later (1977-80) US cars with catalytic converters. The ride quality is perhaps the most amazing aspect of the car as it is truly comfortable with no impact harshness. The low height and mid-engine layout enabled the use offairly soft springs and shock valving for the double-wishbone front and rear suspensions, without any sacrifice in handling. These cars are a joy to drive, fnot to look at. The 308 GT4 is preferred by many enthusiasts over the later 308 GTB/S for their more stable handling due to the slightly longer wheelbase. Problem areas and detriments include the useless back seat, heater and air conditioner along with a tendency to rust, weak second-gear On the right-hand side of engine, right of rear head toward cam cover and valve cover on inside of block Clubs  Ferrari Owners Club, 8642 Cleta St., Downey, CA 90241; synchros, rust, weak water pumps, rust, poor fuse boxes and a lot of areas that rust. The biggest problem with these cars is that they have been cheap enough for long enough that all maintenance has probably been deferred. This means that a new owner may wind up sinking thousands into a car to make it right. Think $3,500 to do a valve adjustment and change timing belts, $700 for a new water pump, $600 for a pair offi-ont rotors and $5,000 to redo the gearbox. Not to mention rust repair trim, electrics, more rust repair and the like, each of which is prohibitively expensive. This is why "bargain" GT4s should be avoided at any price, and a comprehensive inspection is a prerequisite to purchase. approx. $22,000 $15,000-22,500 $3,500 $140 Door jamb approx. 2,800 1973-1980 Ferrari Club of America, Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358 Alternatives .... 308 GTB/S, Maserati Khamsin, Lamborghini Urraco www.FerrariOwnersClub.org ; www.ferrariclubofamerica.org Chassis 08760 may be a good car If so, the buyer got a real bargain. At the price paid, some maintenance can even be done and the buyer could come out whole, as even $25,000 would not be too much to pay for a GT4 that needs absolutely nothing. The problem is that a GT4 with needs can quickly swallow $10-20,000 or even more in repairs and maintenance, making it less than a bargain at any price. Lets hope the buyer of 08760 got lucky—Alex Leventhal (Photo and description courtesy of the auction company)• "Sheehan Speaks" and Ferrari Classifieds are located on pages 76 and 77. 29 errari's family of highly successful V8engined road cars began with the 308 GT4 of 1973. Badged until 1977 as a Dino, thereafter as a Ferrari, the 308 replaced the preceding Dino 246. The Maranello factory's first mid-engined 2+2, the 308 Photo is of a similar car.


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IMIMM AUCTISAIIIRgEPORD ir he more we expand SCM's coverage, the more there is to cover. In this issue, you'll find on-site reports from Christie's at Tarrytown, "The Auction" in Las Vegas, the Kensington Motor Group in Bridgehampton and Brooks Europe in Geneva. Thanks to your continued renewals, along with support from our advertisers, we have managed to cram over 200 car evaluations, all in color, into this issue. The story these auctions tell is a familiar one. Discerning buyers continue to pick and choose their way through auction offerings, refusing to add zeroes to a bid just because a car is painted red and has a name that ends in a vowel. As we'll see in next month's comprehensive report on the three Monaco auctions, unrestored cars, even in terrible condition, are bringing record prices. Collectors seem to be moving away from the desire to have trailer queens with chromed gas tanks to acquiring well-patinated vehicles that accurately represent history. To repeat a mantra of the hobby, a car can be restored many times but is only original once. On the serial production front, the cars making the most gains are Aston DB4s, 5s and 6s, which is fair enough since they have been undervalued for so long. Everyone admits they are expensive and difficult to maintain, but how is that so different from vintage Ferraris, Maseratis, Lotuses or nearly any other collector car you can name. We've long felt that Astons unfairly bore the brunt of the collector car market collapse in the early '90s, as it was their values that soared the highest and fastest at the end of the craze, and then plummeted the most disastrously. Ferrari SWBs and TdFs continue to gather strength, which is appropriate as they are perhaps the finest dual-use gentleman's racers ever built. We still see them, at least in Europe, being driven to events, flogged mercilessly and then driven home. They are reliable enough, hugely powerful and provide a visual reminder of just how dominating these cars were in their era. With Monterey fast approaching, we'll predict that the current trends in the market will continue. Great cars will bring great prices, while serial production cars in excellent condition will appreciate slowly, and those that need work or are in average condition will struggle to find new owners. As we've said before, if a V12 Jaguar XKE roadster or Ferrari Daytona has always been the car of your dreams, they're affordable enough now and represent an enormous amount of car for the dollar. Don't you owe yourself a present?—K.M 32  CHRISTIE'S Christie 's Tarrytown, NY April 29, 2000 Auctioneer: Dermot Chichester Number of automotive lots: 67 Number of automotive lots sold: 43 Sale rate: 64% Sale total: $5,270,374 High: Lot #59, 1970 Ferrari 712 Can-Am sold at $1,601,000 Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 17.5% on the first $80,000, 10% thereafter Report by Dave Brownell Market opinions in italics or the past five years, Christie's eastern spring automobile auction site has been the fabulous Jay Gould estate called Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, New York. They began the new millennium at the same place under a vast tent, sunny skies and a very well-rounded selection of cars with something for just about every automotive taste and checkbook. F This venue has seen several Christie's world's records set, including the highest price ever paid for a car part ($266,500 for a Duesenberg supercharger in 1998), and the highest price ever paid at auction for a brass-era car when a 1913 Mercer Raceabout soared past all expectations and went for $926,500 to the Petersen Museum in 1999. For 2000, however, there were to be no records set at Lyndhurst. Indeed, as a Christie's official commented to me after the auction, it was ". . .not what we had hoped it would be." Certainly, there were a number of cars which should have had the bidding paddles waving furiously: two open Duesenbergs, two very sporting Stutzes, a ravishing Delage D8-120, the only big-block Ferrari Can-Am car, along with a gaggle of other Ferraris and a superb Aston Martin DB4GT, among other delectable bolides. Some of these cars did sell for very respectable figures. And the percentage of sales was nothing to sneeze at, with nearly 75% of the offerings (including automobilia) changing owners. Other cars came achingly close to achieving low estimate, but all of Dermot Chichester's considerable auctioning skills and charm sometimes just couldn't coax another bid from the crowd. In SCM's opinion, part of the blame for the no-sales must be assigned to Christie's new commission structure, which kicked in at this decking, aluminum/black leather. RHD. Odo: 2,511 miles. Elegantly and stylishly rebodied. Salon feature in Road & Track when first restored. RROC National Award Winner. English chassis. Ready for the next concours. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $94,000. If you 're going to have a boattail Rolls, this is the one to have. When you have professional, highly accomplished car designers sorting out your replica body, the results should be exceptional—and this car was. Certainly couldn't be duplicated for $94K. #83-1938 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM III "Henley Roadster." Body by I. Wilkinson 4IMMIM auction. The new rates went from 15% on the first $50,000 to 17.5% on the first $80,000. Beyond the eighty-grand figure, a 10% premium is now charged. This, as you can quickly calculate, could add up to a whacking amount of money in a very short time and may very well have put a crimp in the bidding. The one price trend we noticed at Lyndhurst is a softening of woodie prices. For a couple of years this auction was a prime place to sell well-restored woodie wagons and other half-timbered vehicles, but this time they seem to have settled back down to the levels of 1996-1997. That's still not bad at all, but the price spiral may be over for now. The one thing this auction lacked compared to previous years was a true centerpiece car such as the Mercer in 1999 and a Peugeot Grand Prix car in 1998. The Ferrari 712 Can-Am car came close but it is so very exotic and specialized—and staggeringly expensive to buy and maintain—that it just didn't excite people across the collecting spectrum as the Mercer and Peugeot did. The buy of the sale? In terms of sheer scarcity, styling and collector appeal, the 1938 Studebaker convertible sedan for $30,550 caught nearly everyone napping. It was a very good deal on a true special-interest US automobile—DR. ENGLISH ENGLISH CARS #43-1924 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER GHOST Boattail Speedster. Body by Robinson. S/N 7LM. Eng.# TW70. Black, teak Sports Car Market


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%%%%%%%••• Sail AUCTION REPORT: CHRISTIE'S TARRYTOWN NY & Son, Ltd. S/N 3DL66. Eng.# B38C. Beige/ beige leather. RHD. Odo: 1,527 miles. Coachline stopped at cowl instead of radiator. Body looked a bit out of proportion. Color scheme didn't help matters. Recent engine work including hot sealing and pressure testing. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $85,000. The lovely Henley design didn't translate well onto the stubbier PIII chassis and the high bid reflected this. The Phantom III V1 2s also have a reputation for being trouble-prone and are generally not one of the double-R's finest achievements. #37-1939 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM III All-weather Tourer. Body by Thrupp & Maberly. S/N 3DL26. Eng.# R 18M. Cream, looked good. Flashy "L.A. Pimp" paint job. (See page 20 this issue.) Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $8,813. Hard to find a cheaper fun/utility vehicle that's road-ready. Paint your business name on the doors and charge it off to advertising. Just don't expect to cruise at 65-70 mph all day. Or to have a comfortable ride, for that matter #36-1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4GT SUPERLEGGERA Coupe. Body by Touring. S/N DB4GT/0135/L. Eng.# 370/0135/GT. #90-1971 JAGUAR MICE 4.2 SERIES II Roadster. S/N 2R13769. Eng.# 2R8243-9. Light gray/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 25,805 miles. Excellent door and hood fit. Few garage nicks and scrapes but generally good and clean. Rocker panels repainted. Fitted with new manifold and triple SUs for increased oomph. Factory A/C an added attraction. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $22,000. High bid was right on the money for a Jag in this condition. Club badges and extra Jag IDs on front fenders didn't help matters. Should have been sold. mulberry/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 32,263 miles. Ex-Philip Wichard collection. Door fit very good. Looked ready for show or go. Fully convertible. One of the better-looking Pins. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $154,500. A restoration on a Phantom III drivetrain can be a serious threat to your solvency. It's better to pay the price for a road-ready example like this one. This was all the money, but still fair given the condition of the can #72-1954 BENTLEY R-TYPE Empress Sports Saloon. Body by Hooper & Co. S/N B38 YD. Eng.# B184Y. Two-tone green/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 32,749 miles. Lett front door fit off. Upholstery good to fair. Wood rot evident in some areas. Potentially a lovely, formal Bentley. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,800. Winning bid left enough room for improvements. Arguably, a fair buy as the successful bidder got a coachbuilt car for the price of a standard steel R-type saloon. #77-1959 MORRIS MINOR Pickup. S/N 0FU481933. Yellow/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 86,617 miles. Consigned by well-known auto writer. Upgraded with 1098cc engine and dual SUs. Converted to front disc brakes. Ran well, LHD. Odo: 44,795 miles. An old auction veteran from a Sotheby's sale in the '90s. Still shows very well with excellent panel fit and no obvious problems. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $110,000. Lovely-looking car but the price was right. Question of the day is: will these cars hold their value in time to come or should the dealer who consigned it have taken the money offered? We think the latter but he probably doesn't care what we think. #62-1961 JAGUAR )(ICE Roadster. S/N 876069. Eng.# R1973-9. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 85,111 miles. Flat floor and welded Black/red leather. LHD. Odo: 76,340 miles. Two owners from new. Ran at Sebring in 1961. Superb bare-metal repaint virtually flawless. Has removable roll bar for club events, but ready for concours as well. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $281,000. Bid was right on the money for a DB4GT in this condition. A car of great presence which attracted hot bidding on the floor and phone. Phone bidder ultimately won. #55-1961 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD II Convertible. Body by H.J. Mulliner. S/N LSYD390. Ice blue/blue leather. FRENCH CARS #82-1925 HISPANO-SUIZA H6 Tourer. Body by Million-Guiet. S/N 10562. Eng.# 300612. Light moleskin green/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 9,900 miles. Top and trunk cover have some staining; driver's door fit off; imposing appearance. Older restoration that was ready for some freshening. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $140,000. H6 Hispanos are one of the best cars of their time but remain underappreciated by collectors today. Price was nearly right, and car could not be duplicated for the high bid. It would likely bring better money at a European auction. #76-1935 BUGATTI TYPE 57 Ventoux Coupe. Body by Bugatti. SN 57280. Eng.# 192. Yellow, black/beige leather. RHD. Odo: hood louvers. Recent upholstery, carpet and top boot. Car presented well with just a few scratches in the original plating. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $42,300. A good-looking E bought at the right market level. Early XKEs, despite having a rotten rep for fits of distemper, are the darlings of the Jaguar crowd. Masochism, or an appreciation for the purity ofthe car's esthetics? July, 2000 13,251 kms. Non-supercharged example in nearly flawless condition with excellent door fit and dramatic presence. Yellow and black combo not to everyone's taste. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $171,000. Money was right on the market for this Swiss-consigned Bug. Ventoux body style comparatively common (for Bugattis, anyway) but a handsome equipage nonetheless. Ready for concours or rally. #56-1937 DELAGE D8-120 Aerosport Coupe. Body by Letourner et Marchand. S/N 51018. Eng.# 51018. Brown/burgundy leather. RHD. Odo: 46,185 kms. Perfect door fit, exquisite burgundy leather interior, gorgeous car 33


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: CHRISTIE'S TARRYTOWN NY  • • • • • • • • in every area. Pebble Beach and Bagatelle Concours prize winner. Ready to collect more hardware at important events. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $501,000. One of the most downright attractive closed cars ever created, and the price level reflected the esteem in which it is held by connoisseurs. See Mini-Profile in this issue for more details. Makes Figoni-bodied cars look gauche and totally overstated. GERMAN CARS #73-1955 PORSCHE 356 Speedster. S/N 80324. Eng•# P34395. White/red leather. LHD. Odo: 87,855 miles. Had later Porsche tach and speedo. Lots o' Bondo under the shiny white paint. Matching numbers car. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $48,000. Well presented but a car that could prove to have structural problems once it is brought home and looked at critically. Bid was not insulting, especially given that there is no shortage of Speedsters for sale. #50-1957 PORSCHE 356A Speedster. S/N 83724. Eng.# 821574. Black/black leather. LHD. Odo: 75,779 miles. Carried later '63- Older repaint still shows well, headliner has slight stain, interior wood ready for refinishing. Mileage seems genuine. Comes with Becker radio and aftermarket A/C. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $22,000. Just not quite sharp enough for the Lyndhurst crowd, who want their cars ready for show or go. These cars aren't hard to find in the pages of the Sunday New York Times or SCM classifieds for the same kind of money. #38-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SEL 6.3 4-door Sedan. S/N 300SEL003561. Metallic/ cognac leather. LHD. Odo: 39,279 miles. A 2- Originally owned by successful racer Charlie Kemp. Few stone chips and blisters on paint. Interior good, driver's seat possibly re-dyed. Said to run very well but needs brake adjustment. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $300,000. Offer was about right but vendor expected about 50 grand more. This may have been a case where the Christie 's new buyer 's premium structure inhibited further bidding. #59-1969 FERRARI 512S/512M/712 CAM-AM Racer. S/N 1010. Eng•# N2. Red/ maroon leather. Began its career as a 512S, $336,000. These cars go from strength to strength. Price was nearly $100K above high range of SCM Price Guide. Elegant carriages they certainly are, but it is a collecting irony that a car with stylingfi-om the late 1930s brings more than their 300SL brethren. #78-1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 220 SEB Convertible. S/N 111023-032370. Silver metallic/black leather. LHD. Odo: 55,426 miles. cruisers continue to gain in popularity, and there are always buyers with deep pockets for handsome examples. This car was fully priced and then some. ITALIAN CARS #46-1967 FERRARI 275 GTB/4 Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 10299. Eng.# 10299. Red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 28,973 miles. 64 SC engine. Floors were rewelded; not surprising on a Speedster. Superb door fit. Except for engine, car appears quite correct throughout. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $58,750. At the top of the SCM Price Guide range for a '57 Speedster If the new owner wanted a car to enjoy, rather than sell onward at a profit, this was an okay purchase. #58-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SC Cabriolet. Body by Sindelfingen. S/N 1880137500031. Eng.# 1999807500026. Black/red leather. LHD. Odo: 24,492 miles. Hard to fault inside or out. Done to as-new factory standards. Cond: 1. SOLD AT 34  owner car always maintained by the book. Mileage claimed to be genuine. All the right stuff including factory air. Clean, straight car throughout. The banker's hot rod from Stuttgart. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $11,000. Not enough dough for this Deutscher The low estimate of $14,000 might have done the trick, and that's used Taurus money. If it was a Midwest venue the car might have soared—there 're just too many 6.3s around in the east. #32-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 Convertible. S/N 1102712003694. Dark brown/cognac leather. LHD. Odo: 24,340 miles. Very good older repaint except for deterioration beginning on hood and trunk surfaces. Poor fit on right door. Top in correct material recently installed. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $64,625. Sold for nearly twice the high money that SCM Price Guide quotes on these cars. These big then upgraded to 512M, finally turned into one-off 712 for Can-Am competition under the NART banner of Luigi Chinetti. Varied events here and overseas. Driven by Ickx, Andretti, Jarier, Redman among others. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,601,000. Reliable rumor had it that the well-known consignor took a million-dollar hit on the selling price. Just listening to this car warm up was worth the price of admission—full ofmenace and aural sex. Money enough for an odd-duck racer #86-1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 14251. Red/black, red leather. LHD. Odo: 30,762 miles. Excellent door and panel fit. Could use new suspension bushes, according to catalog. Mileage believed genuine. Originally yellow. Interior has been correctly retrimmed. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $110,000. A fair offer for this particular car Could have been Sports Car Marke


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Sala AUCTION REPORT: CHRISTIE'S TARRYTOWN NY the ownerfor holding onto it. Totally legit automobile that didn't bring enough money for its condition. Dinos will always have a following, as the most curvaceous of the 6-cylinder cars. AMERICAN CARS #44-1910 POPE-HARTFORD T Pony Tonneau Touring. S/N 6830. Black, maroon/ red leather. RHD. Odo: 2,734 miles. From the sold with no regrets. Daytonas in equal condition are always available on the open market at the high bid's level. #71-1972 FERRARI 246 GTS Spyder. Body by Scaglietti. SN 80272. Red/tan, black leather. LHD. Odo: 21,055 miles. Left rear side marker missing; upholstery tatty with split in driver's seat; chairs and flares added by first owner. Not nearly as sharp as the other Dino in the sale, but the right color. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. Bid reflected condition and was fair; considering the car 's obvious problems. Might have done better if the other car wasn't there to compare. #88-1972 LAMBORGHINI MIURA P400SV Coupe. Body by Bertone. S/N 5064. Eng.# 30726. White/white leather. LHD. Odo: Magee Collection and done exactly right. Sole remaining 1910 Pony Tonneau. Fresh engine 1,000 miles ago. Ready for touring with sensible mods like disc brakes, starter, alternator and gauges. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $120,000. Pope-Hartfords are one of the bestlooking and best-driving of the brass era cars. You could have paid $20K more for this one without regret. It still for sale by the owners. Right car, wrong venue. #47-1911 KELSEY "MOTORETTE" 2seat Roadster. S/N 900. Black/black leather. RHD. Engine had cracked block; appearance was generally a bit shaggy including lousy LHD. Odo: 36,124 miles. It needs a repaint and the colors are incorrect anyway. Car is mostly original, including patent leather fenders and excellent cloth upholstery in rear. Topquality car, but more suited for shows and parades than tours. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,975. A sleeve valve-powered town conveyance bought at a price that allows for some freshening. Pleasant, ultra high quality but ultimately very boring and slow. And it will never stop smoking. #48-1927 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I Coupe. Body by George W. Miner. S/N S442FL. Eng.# 20426. Gray/black leather. LHD. Odo: 129,995 miles. Second body on serve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,637. Not the most glamorous car in the sale, but hard to resist for the money bid. There's some profit left in this one if the owner decided he'd rather have something more exciting or interesting. #40-1921 BREWSTER 91 Town Car. SiN 91306. Green, cream/black leather, tan cloth. 37,557 miles. Split sump engine; last Miura imported into US; repainted in original white shade; interior redone in authentic color and pattern. Very clean, correct car. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $170,000. Very aggressive bidding—much more than on the Daytona—but no sale despite being right at correct-market level. Dealer who consigned it apparently reckons a retail customer is waiting out there with more money for this car. Maybe. Maybe not. . . #42-1974 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO Spyder. Body by Scaglietti. S/N 06470. Green metallic/tan, black leather. LHD. Odo: 55,511 upholstery and truncated Model T fenders Lamps missing. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $12,925 A strange and wondrous contraption fit only for museum display. If it had a rotating blade underneath, it might have proved to be useful in years past. Take the money and run. #61-1916 OVERLAND 90 3-passenger Roadster. S/N A513711. Green, black/black leatherette. LHD. Odo: 1,960 miles. Very Springfield chassis. Excellent panel fit. Needs a full restoration inside, outside and mechanically. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $47,000. This barnfresh car attracted nearly as much attention as the Duesenbergs and Ferraris. New owner paid all the money for the privilege of bringing it back to life. Is it beautiful? That's in the eye of the beholder; isn't it. #51-1928 BUICK MASTER SIX Station Wagon. Body by McNair. S/N 1974147. Dark green, black/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 58,714 miles. "Chairs and flares" helped the car as did the excellent all-'round appearance, but the Pino Verde color just killed the sales appeal. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $70,000. Worth another 10 grand if it had been red. Can't blame July, 2000  unusual body style, paint scheme incorrect Good original interior except for crude recovering of jump seat in vinyl. Offered at no re- miles. Fresh, professionally rebuilt engine. Upholstery fair to poor; paint fair with numerous garage scrapes; original body excellent. Great patina and an authentic period woody. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $36,000. A charmer for use at your summer cottage on Golden Pond. What's it worth? Maybe five thousand more, maybe not. Car falls between the cracks in that 35


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Sala AUCTION REPORT: CHRISTIE'S TARRYTOWN NY it is neither classic nor antique. If it was a sedan no one would give it garage room. #41-1929 CADILLAC 341B Convertible. S/N 8680. Brown, black/brown leather. LHD. Odo: 67,968 miles. Odd paint color. New brakes. Allegations of cracked block. Cracks showing in various areas of paint; top soiled; needs a shave and shampoo to be competitive at classic events and concours. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $61,100. Enough money for a car with rollup windows rather than side curtains. A full classic but it will never be a top-rank car due to its body style. Color combo hurt the bidding. #85-1929 STUTZ SV16/DV32 4-passenger Boattail. Body by Weymann. S/N SC32220. Eng.# DV-86281HC. Black/red leather. LHD. Odo: 43,705 miles. Older restoration Green/light tan leather. LHD. Odo: 902 miles. Driver's door fit slightly off, as was rumble seat lid. AACA and CCCA National First prize winner. Not a "disappearing top" Murphy and didn't look nearly as sleek with top down. Still, a gorgeous J-berg. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $480,000. Should have brought more and might have if another, more spectacular Duesie wasn't in the same sale. The color might have hurt it, too, as these cars usually show better in dark shades and certainly have the mass to carry darker colors successfully #35-1929 PACKARD 645 Dual Cowl Pha- eton. Body by Dietrich. S/N 178120. Eng.# 178590C. Blue, black fenders, green/tan showing some wear in the plating and upholstery. Paint quality not the best, but acceptable for a driver which, with its upgraded DV32 engine, this car would certainly be. Ex-William Lassiter collection. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $85,000. Not quite enough money to get the job done. Offered on private treaty after the sale but the prospect passed. Stutz prices are always unpredictable, it seems. This car could easily have cracked $100,000, just as it failed to sell at $85K. #87-1929 PACKARD 645 Dual Cowl Pha- eton. Body by Dietrich. S/N 169415. Eng.# 169809. Gray, blue, black, orange wheels/oyster white leather. LHD. Odo: 72,743 miles. leather. LHD. Odo: 1,363 miles. Older restoration on a very correct car. Only real flaw observed was deteriorating paint on hood. Still capable of winning prizes, though perhaps not at a national level. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $105,000. A very fair buy, especially compared to the other 645 DCP in the sale. The car was legit right down to its hubcaps and the new owner has a wonderful Packard at a fair market price. #39-1929 BUICK SERIES 121 Roadster. S/N 2293999. Red, black/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 38,998 miles. Restored about 12 years rippled and dented. Fair door fit. Chrome fair to poor. Scorching on right rear fender and portion of body. An older restoration that needs refreshing. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $237,000. Great style and the promise of exceptional petformance persuaded bidders to look beyond the car 's cosmetic deficiencies. The closest thing to a sports car produced by a US company in the '30s. Fewer than 10 Super Bearcats exist. Worth the money #45-1933 PACKARD TWELVE Coupe Roadster. S/N 172483. Kelly green/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 4,837 miles. The car is utterly flaw- body installed. Paint going slightly crazed in places. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $82,250. A beautiful car but second body chopped the value in half accordingly. Still, could you build one for less? Doubtful, and this car is ready to drive and enjoy #74-1932 STUTZ DV32 SUPER BEARCAT Convertible. S/N DV-SB-1440. Eng.# DV-33156. Yellow, black/cloth covers. LHD. Odo: 1,858 miles. Right front fender • • • • • • • • Plagued with tiny dents in body. Poor rear door fit; mismatched paint on left doors; odd and garish color scheme. Second-rate upholstery work. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $116,000. The strangeness ofauctions in action. This Packard brought 11 grand more than a much more correct and far better 645 DCP in the same sale. This car was certainly flashier but not nearly as well restored. #89-1929 DUESENBERG J Convertible. Body by Murphy. SiN 2165. Eng.# J-142. 38  ago. The best-looking of the "pregnant" Buicks of 1929. Shows and runs well. Sold to a new, enthusiastic collector from upstate New York. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $24,675. No, it's not a Classic but it is a pleasant-looking, good-driving open car bought for less than the cost of a full professional restoration. The new owner should enjoy it and not worry about investment considerations. #70-1931 CHRYSLER CG IMPERIAL Dual Cowl Phaeton. S/N 7802482. Red/dark red leather. LHD. Odo: 7,932 miles. Originally a close-coupled sedan. Splendid repro phaeton Sports Car Market less but the color may have been a turn-off for some buyers. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $170,000. Not near enough money considering that a '34 in equal condition sold for $319,000 at the RM Amelia auction in March. #57-1933 DUESENBERG SJ Boattail Speedster. Body by Schwartz. S/N 2536. Eng.# J507. Black/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 1,932 miles. Ex-Bill Harrah, who had Maurice Schwartz build spectacular boattail body.


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EVNIIEVEVEll SC/II1 AUCTION REPORT: CHRISTIE'S TARRYTOWN NY Originally a Derham convertible sedan. Supercharged configuration from factory. As good as you could get. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $501,000. It might have sold for more in the fevered '80s but this was fair money for a rebodied car albeit a fabulously stylish rebody. Was this a better buy than the Delage D8-120 in the same auction for the same money? We vote yes, on mechanical specs alone. #54-1934 REO FLYING CLOUD Convertible. S/N 4S 33621. Eng.# 4S 3331. Two-tone green, cream/green leather. LHD. Odo: 50,989 tional First Prize winner. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $20,000. One of only 2,500 convertibles produced in 1935. Owner decided that it wasn't enough money We agree. Needed another five grand. But it wasn't a Ford, either and the open flatheads are still king of '30s US non-classics. #66-1936 PIERCE-ARROW 1602 Club Sedan. S/N 313001. Eng.# 313001. Green/gray cloth. LHD. Odo: 16,985 miles. Superb door miles. Excellent door fit. Paint looked good but was suffering micro-blistering. Three-tone color scheme eye-catching but likely not correct. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $88,125. A world recordfor a Reo? A non-classic for the price of a full classic. Two bidders really fell hopelessly in love with this car, apparently. Its rare, but rarity doesn't always translate into valuable. It did in this case. #81-1934 LINCOLN K Enclosed-drive Limousine. Body by Willoughby. S/N K3428. Blue, black/gray cloth, black leather. LHD. fit, excellent repaint, original interior showing some use but worth preserving. Mileage appeared genuine. Handsome, dignified if unexciting classic. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $34,000. You can't buy more quality in an American production car of the '30s and the high bid wasn't enough to buy this one. Pierce 's problems aren't mechanical integrity; they have that in spades but they're usually carrying somewhat staid styling. #52-1937 PACKARD 120 Convertible. S/N 1099-3855. Eng.# 129615. Maroon/brown leather. LHD. Odo: 284 miles. Excellent door RHD. Odo: 85,296 miles. Excellent door fit; paint on fenders and hood full of grit. Rightdrive car originally delivered to New Zealand. Had neat accessories like "wig-wag" stoplights and Philco radio. Rare, attractive body style. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $30,550. If you want to be the hit of the next Studebaker National Meet, this is the car to bring. Except for paint, this car is concoursready and the new owner paid far less than restoration costs. #64-1940 FORD DELUXE V8 Convert- ible. S/N 01A5826283. Maroon/maroon leather. LHD. Odo: 7,558 miles. AACA #53-1938 STUDEBAICER STATE COMMANDER Convertible Sedan. S/N 4105671. Eng.# H28-380. Canary yellow/green leather. Odo: 47,638 miles. Had unusual sunroof over rear compartment, covered by roll-back leatherette that had been redone in incorrect Model A Ford long-grain top material. Low mileage, high quality but a rather boring old tank. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $34,000. If there 's more money out there for this car we don't know where it might be. Should have sold. Classic Lincolns, even fitted with the most handsome coachwork, just don't bring jaw-dropping prices. Never have. Never will. #30-1935 PLYMOUTH PJ Convertible. S/N PJ261785. Maroon/tan vinyl. LHD. Odo: fit; carried number of correct factory accessories; paint on hood looked like it was done during a sandstorm, rest of paint fine. 284 miles on full restoration. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $56,400. Enough money for a non-classic Packard There was a time not so long ago when this kind of car would have a terrible struggle to get past 20 grand This was a full-market-plus price. #28-1937 PACKARD 120 Convertible. S/N N/A. Black/red leather. LHD. Odo: 40,672 kms. Two-owner car from new, originally National First prize winner. Few paint bubbles, excellent door fit, still has prize-winning appearance. Carried numerous factory accessories. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $39,950. Fair money for such a honey of a car Correct, well-restored open Fordflatheads are enjoying a collector resurgence in the market and this car may seem a bargain in years to come. #84-1941 CADILLAC SERIES 62 Convertible Sedan. S/N 8345148. Dark blue/blue, gray. LHD. Odo: 490 miles. From the Thomas 11,442 miles. Swirl marks in paint, which is beginning to go downhill generally. Car looked fine otherwise with excellent door fit and a charming Art Deco style. 1988 AACA Na- July, 2000  delivered in France. Extensive restoration work in 1999. Upholstery pattern incorrect, fair door fit, low mileage from new, believed genuine. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $31,725. These are very pleasant cars to drive and the selling price was fair, but don't delude yourselfthat these are full-blown classics. Like the straight 8 LaSalles, these are considered junior-edition cars. Cadillac collection in L.A. Ready for classic caravans or concours competition. Last of the Cadillac convertible sedans. Restoration was right up to factory standards in every area. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $70,500. Price paid was fair for a car of this caliber One of only 400 built and one of the most popular cars on recent classic caravans thanks to their comfort, looks and reliability. #92-1941 FORD SUPER DELUXE Station Wagon. S/N 186472898. Blue/brown leather. LHD. Odo: 58 miles. AACA National First winner and a no-excuses car throughout, 39


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: CHRISTIE'S TARRYTOWN NY from door fit to paint finish. Absolutely asnew and impossible to fault in any area. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $47,000. Didn't sell for as much as had been anticipated. Is this the signal that the run-up in woodie prices has stalled? It almost dead certain that the purchase price didn't equal the consignor 's restoration costs. #49-1947 CADILLAC SERIES 62 Convertible. S/N 8458779. Cream/red leather. LHD. Odo: 87,713 miles. Good door fit; paint as is, but don't expect to take home any trophies. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,800. A realistic selling price for a car that needed further attention to sharpen it up. Relatively rare Chevy—only 4,912 wagons were built in 1947. Woodie fever seems to be subsiding a bit compared to last year at Tarrytown. #60-1949 CADILLAC SERIES 62 4-door Sedan. SN D496284386. Dark green/2-tone tan broadcloth. LHD. Odo: 33,140 miles. • • • • • • • • original including paint. Tear in driver's seat only apparent wear. 25,801 miles from new and it's a fuelie. Later accessory hard top comes with car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $58,750. Top money for a top car in the right color with the right equipment. Far too good to restore and a likely prize winner for most original Corvette at marque gatherings. #67-1958 EDSEL PACER 2-door Hardtop. S/N W8EG700982. Green, white/green, white vinyl, cloth. LHD. Odo: 69,004 miles. Very fair to good; looked to be a good driver and a decent all-'round car for Classic Caravans. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $20,000. A slightly nicer example sold for $37,400 at the RM Amelia auction in March. This car was worth more than the high bid—maybe by $5-10K A correct car is an absolute pleasure to drive and this one looked the part. #65-1947 CADILLAC SERIES 62 Convertible. S/N 8458779. Green/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 334 miles. Door fit a bit off, trunk Highly original including paint, which is beginning to show some bubbling in a few spots. Excellent door fit, clean interior, very good and real car throughout. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $10,575. One of the better buys of the sale and cheap for an original, unhurt vintage Caddy. A cheap collector car hobby entry loaded with quality. If all you want to do is change oil and polish the body this was a good car to own. #68-1951 LINCOLN COSMOPOLITAN Convertible. S/N 51LP121964. Mocha brown/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 51,267 miles. straight, presentable car with very good paint interior. Said to run very well. Continental spare adds to period look. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $11,750. The catalog alluded to the car's "elegance," which is a stylistic stretch for most observers. A fair buy considering its show and road-ready condition. But its still an Edsel, for all that implies positively and otherwise. #63-1959 CADILLAC SERIES 62 Convertible. S/N 59F061902. Red/red, white lid fit fair. Incorrect but attractive color. Excellent paint, top and interior. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. High bid was just below low estimate. A few thousand more might have done the trick, and it would have been worth it. These are one of the smoothest, quietest cars you can own and drive and the drivetrain is bulletproof #29-1948 CHEVROLET FLEETMASTER Station Wagon. SN 2FKJ66351. Maroon/tan vinyl. LHD. Odo: 38,225 miles. Fair repaint and a quickie varnish job didn't help the appearance. Slight driver's seat wear. Presentable 40 Superb repaint. Few scratches in chrome about the only flaws observed. One of 836 built in '54. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $68,150. As good a Skylark as you're likely to find. Fair money for buyer and seller. Not a sports car but definitely sporty. Much different cars than the 53 edition built on Roadmaster chassis; '54s with Century underpinnings are far more nimble. #34-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Roadster. S/N E57S105742. Red, beige/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 25,801 miles. Wonderfully Sharp car in all areas with a number of factory accessories to complement the subtle paint and interior combo. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $23,500. You either love or hate these sad-eyed Lincolns with their Ford truck flathead V8s. This car was exceptional and a rarity—I of only 857 built in 51. Worth the money for exclusivity alone if not for the dumpling styling. #31-1954 BUICK SKYLARK Convertible. S/N 7A1090773. Black/blue leather. LHD. Odo: 65,778 miles. Original interior as new. leather. LHD. Odo: 16,383 miles. Some blistering observed in shiny red finish. Carried aftermarket wire wheels, gold anodized grille. A gilded lily. No air conditioning, and that's a requirement for top buck on these cars. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. Top bid was way below low estimate and 150% below high estimate! Top estimate was knocking on Eldorado money and this car 's over-the-top appearance was a bit too much for the suburban New York/ Connecticut buyers. Send it to L.A. #69-1959 CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ Convertible. S/N 59E011053. Silver blue/blue leather. LHD. Odo: 80,672 miles. Very good looking example in all areas. One of 1,320 originally produced. Older restoration still capable of winning prizes. Cond: Sports Car Market


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I.V NV S all AUCTION REPORT: CHRISTIE'S TARRYTOWN NY SOLD AT $54,050. Gone are the days of $75,000 '59 Eldos, at least for now. Sold to the same phone bidder who bought the 712 CanAm Ferrari and the Morris pickup. Obviously, a collector of broad tastes, eclectic automotive interests and deep pockets. #91-1959 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N J59S105980. Black, silver coves/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 69,459 miles. $21,150. Ready to win prizes at the next vintage truck meet. Ifyou wanted the best stock Apache extant, this is your truck Pickups have a hard time getting past 20 grand no matter how good, rare or original. V8 power might have brought slightly higher bid Swirl marks throughout paint. Very good door fit. Bumpers replated. Engine and trans recently rebuilt. New brakes and exhaust. Clean, legit Corvette. Includes factory hard top. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $35,250. Boughtfor the right money. These 'Vettes with the toothy grilles and surfeit of chrome trim aren't the leaders of the fiberglass sports car hit parade, but do represent a lot of performance for the money. #33-1959 CHEVROLET APACHE Pickup. SN 9-3204-611718A. Eng.# 41490. Turquoise, white/white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 731 miles. Amazing time-warp truck with just 731 miles from new. Original except for repaint which even duplicates factory orange peel. Apache was the high-zoot model; surprisingly this one was stovebolt-six powered. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT #80-1962 FORD THUNDERBIRD Sport Roadster. S/N 2Y89M158447. Red/black sion, he went home with a bit over 30 grand for his troubles. #27-1962 FORD THUNDERBIRD Convertible. S/N 2Y85Z139908. Light blue/cream, blue vinyl. LHD. Odo: 72,728 miles. Restored in 1994. Paint showing some bubbling, top slightly saggy, fair door fit. Generally a clean, honest car but no prize winner. Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels helped its appearance. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,987. These jet-turbine Birds have the largest following of all the 4-seaters. The electric tops can be a nightmare. A great sport roadster can bring over $50,000; for a plain-Jane car, this sale price was appropriate. leather. LHD. Odo: 3,870 miles. Just about flawless. Loaded with factory options including air. Period wires. Original color on car was white. A factory-correct roadster. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $39,950. A small bargain. One of only 455 "real" roadsters built for '62. Owner claimed restoration costs totaling over $100,000. After the auction house's commis- DON'T MISS A MOMENT! Call our 24-hour subscription hotline 1-800-289-2819 and get started today! AuT0M38ILE TSPORTERS When POSIES, Inc. needs to ship their ExtremelinerTM they choose Intercity. You can too. Enclosed transporters • Insurance coverage • Liftgate loading protects your vehicle • Door-to-door service QUALCOMM satellite tracking system • Delivery anywhere in the continental United States, Canada & Mexico Please Call for a FREE QUOTE. ritri 1-800-221-3936 • FAX 413-436-9422 • www.intercitylines.com 552 Old West Brookfield Road •Warren, MA 01083 osen as the official trans o Barrett Jackson, Bloomington Gold,The Peterson Automobile Museum and Corvette Mike July, 2000 41


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: "THE AUCTION" LAS VEGAS NV •••••••• THEAUCTI V°. "The Auction" Las Vegas, NV April 15-16, 2000 Auctioneer: Andy Adcock Number of automotive lots: 240 Number of automotive lots sold: 121 Sale rate: 50.4% Sale total: $3,808,575 High: Lot #430, 1929 Duesenberg Model J Holbrook 4-door sedan sold at $519,750 Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 5% Report by Dave Kinney Market opinions in italics tion" continues to re-invent itself in light of the many changes that have taken place at the Imperial Palace Auto Collection in the past few years. The old auto collection is gone, and in its place an automotive sales museum has emerged. As before, there are a lot of interesting cars on display, but now they all sport price tags. One day before the start of the auction, April 14, 2000, marked the worst one-day selloff in the history of the NASDAQ stock market. All markets are in some way interrelated, and the turmoil was a subject for discussion throughout the two-day event. Was the market instability responsible for one, two or twenty-five cars not reaching their reserves? We will never know. Unlike the BarrettJackson or Monterey mega-events, "The Auction" generally acts as an affirmation of current market trends, rather than setting new ones. As a bi-annual event, "The Auction" serves as a clearinghouse for the non-sold, the overexposed and fresh-to-the-market inventory. A good mix, indeed. he Auction" in Las Vegas has developed into a twice-a-year event, held each April and November at the Imperial Palace Hotel. "The Auc- leather. LHD. Odo: 90,666 miles. Clean, but a lot of chrome bits less than perfect. Some crazing on paint, deteriorated rubber trim, small rear window. Painted wire wheels, black-plate California car. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $40,500. Another car that should have gone home with a new owner. A lot of restoration costs are in the future to make this a show car, so best to just use it and enjoy it. 3,347 ./ICK 140 roadsters were built from 1954 through 1957. #494-1957 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TRAVELER "Woodie Wagon." Body by BMC. S/N MAW3L696616. Black/blue vinyl. LHD. Odo: the factory, US spec. New top, recent paint is good but shows some minor flaws. Dash cracked at demister vent, windscreen delaminated at the edge. Cleaned but not detailed under hood and chassis. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $36,750. No surprises in the price on this one. From 10feet, this car looked new, but one could see where a good bit of time and money would have to be spent to make a show car. A good deal for both parties. #221-1965 BENTLEY SIII 4-door. S/N B148LHN. Gold/tan leather. LHD. Odo: gray/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 35,116 miles. Tired, and in places painted with a brush, but good solid door fit, and running well. Said to have been a former "Great Race" participant. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $17,063. As long as the new owner does not try to restore it, this is a Rolls to enjoy for Model T money. These cars seem to run forever while thriving on neglect. Market price. #146-1957 JAGUAR XK 140 MC Roadster. Body by Jaguar. SIN G963485. Red/black competition seat belts. Good panel fit, but some trim was loose and about to fall off Ready to race, but not to show. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $22,000. Right at the market price for Plus 4 Morgans in this shape. By 1960 Morgan offeredfront disc brakes. Triumph TR2 motor was the standard powerplant. #476-1963 JAGUAR XKE 2-door Convert- ible. S/N 879336. Light blue/blue. LHD. Odo: 27,511 miles. Delivered to original owner at "The Auction 2000" did not disappoint. With cars from $2,000 to well over one-half million, there is something for every taste and budget. The venue, a large parking area temporarily taken over by the familiar white tent and trailer offices, is well laid out and bidder friendly, with easy access to the cars and to food and drink. It's Vegas, so they know how to keep the public happy.—D.K. ENGLISH CARS #181-1932 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25 4-door. Body by H.J. Mulliner. SN GBT 26. Silver, 75,473 miles. California black-plate, San Diego area car. Four-speed, AM/FM cassette. Poor wood with some rot at the seams, cheap enamel respray, tumicators. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $5,000. You might be able to drive this car for another 30 years without doing a restoration on this "woodie," so why not just get in it and go? The wood most likely scared a few potential buyers. Should have changed hands. #273-1960 MORGAN PLUS 4 2-door Convertible. SN 4323. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 39,981 miles. Roll bar, chrome wires, Simpson 42,549 miles. Air conditioned, resprayed leather hides. Wood door caps finished incorrectly. Crazed dash wood, fog lights, good door fit, AM/FM cassette. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $33,075. The SIII is the last of the line of the Cloud S series Rolls and Bentleys. Just a little higher priced than might be expected for condition. With the cost of repaired wood and new leather added in, we are near the top of the price range for Sills. #495-1966 MGB ROADSTER 2-door Convertible. SN GHN3L69536. Olde English white/black leather, white piping. LHD. Odo: 20,378 miles. A very nice restoration. Rebuilt motor, new interior, 4-speed 0/D, painted wire wheels. A straight car. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD 42  Sports Car Market


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NV :NW S CI a AUCTION REPORT: "THE AUCTION" LAS VEGAS NV AT $17,000. MGBs sell for more in England than they do in the US, but i f prices like these stick, that could turn around. The owner should have thought hard about selling at this price. #169-1974 JAGUAR XKE Convertible. S/N VE1S23944. Red/red leather. LHD. chips, but exterior is much better than interior. All leather should be replaced. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $17,000. $20K is the price fora nice 1976 Shadow, so this is at least $5K overpriced If there was a bidder, lucky the seller didn't change his mind and stick you with this one. Odo: 39,496 miles. Series III, V12, automatic, Blaupunkt AM/FM cassette. Worn leather, dirty carpets. Rebuilt motor, transmission and brakes. Chrome disc wheels, Michelin Redline tires. A recent respray? Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $33,000. Sometimes auction values hit the nail right on the head This car could have changed hands at this price and both buyer and seller could be happy. Would fresh carpets have brought $2,000 more? 1974s were convertibles only, the final year for the XKE. #479-1976 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW 4-door. S/N LRE23108. Gold/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 52,867 miles. Leather worn through and missing in places, nasty Mouton fur over carpets. AM/FM 8-track, decent wood with no cracking. Some paint #438-1980 TRIUMPH TR8 Convertible. SIN TDVDV8AT214246. Midas metallic (gold)/tan, tartan print cloth, vinyl. LHD. Odo: respray. Good chrome, AM/FM cassette/CD, some wear to leather. Could have benefited from a good detail job. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $33,075. 534 Camargues were built through 1986, the final year ofproduction. With controversial styling, these big 2-doors did not exactlyfly off the floor at Rolls dealers. Worth the price bid, and no more. 5,250 miles. A 1-owner car represented at the auction by same. All documents, window sticker, kept in heated garage since new, very original with no flaws evident. Great panel fit! #136-1983 ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA 4-door Sedan. S/N SCFDLO1S1DTL132. Black/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 13,000 miles. Good fit and finish. Sunroof, automatic transmission, very nice leather interior. Cost A real find. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $12,600. Throw away the guidebooks that say not to go above $10K. This one is worth more. Owner, who paid $12,775 new, wants $15K. I don't blame him, but he is ahead of the market. 94% of TR8 production came to the US. Watch for prices to start creeping up. #223-1981 ROLLS-ROYCE CAMARGUE 2-door Coupe. SIN SCAYJ42A3BCX025. Sable/saddle leather. LHD. Odo: 35,182 miles. Weak paint, but not quite ready for a full 011age 1962 BMW 503. Bavarian blue & white, 50Km, V8, very good original car. S19,900. 1952 Alvis Convertible by Tickford, LHD  $26,000 1935 Bentley 3.5-Litre Drophead Parkward. Very nice CA car, new in S89,000 1959 Bentley 52, LHD, A/C. New burg. paint/burg. int., prof. repaint. $39,000 1931 Chevrolet Cabriolet. Blk/tan leather, side mounts, older AACA  1970 Ferrari Daytona Spyder conversion, V12, 5-speed, P/B, A/C red/tan  S34,500 $127,000 1974 Jaguar SIII E-type. Red/biscuit, 28K original miles, A/C, 4-speed, excellent. $49,500. 1962 Fiat Jolly 600. Coral/wicker seats, chrome rails, original Ghia. $29,900 1955 Ford Sunliner Cony., red/red & white, 390, auto, Kelsey wires $33,500 1966 Ford Mustang GT corm Maroon/black. Nice. $24,900 1968 Ford Shelby 61350 Cony. Red/black, recent complete restoration $46,500 1954 Jaguar XK 120SE. Red/black, chrome wires, excellent fresh rest. S69,900 1984 Morgan 4/4, red/black leather int., alloy body, chrome wires, 14K miles 523,900 1941 Packard 180 Rolson Open-Front Towncar. DSM, blk/cream, blk leather S49,900 1974 Pantera, orange/black, 15,500 ORIGINAL MILES, extremely nice $49,900 1989 Rolls-Royce Corniche II cow, blk/parchment w/blk piping, 23K mules  1970 Rover 3500S, 3.9 liter V8, white/black, PB, PS, A/C  1985 Lamborghini Countach, Quatra-Valve, 6-carbs, 17K, white/red, recent service. S84,500. • A  65 CARS IN INVENTORY www.vintagemotorssarasota.com KiCAML.iiiiLII.L.1 %Mai •  IS  k  .„ ■■  1960 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Cabriolet. Blue, excellent original red leather. $49,500. 1974 Triumph TR6 corm, white/dk. Cordoba, A/C, overdrive, red lines, nice original. $13,900. $117,000 $8,500 1934 Lincoln Model K Limo by Willoughby. V12, 414d, blue and black, restored. $49,900. Always interested in purchasing quality collectible cars, contact Martin Godbey. • A  !


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SC/la AUCTION REPORT: "THE AUCTION" LAS VEGAS NV "'I " #192-1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL Convertible. S/N 190SL014334. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 99,516 miles. Shiny red over $225,000 new. Once the favorite of the super rich. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. . Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $3,200. Worth much more for parts than the price bid. Expensive to fix, with dashboards more akin to aircraft than automotive. A great one might be worth as much as 10 times the bid price. #484-1987 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE Convertible. Body by Park Ward. S/N SCAZD42A7HCX165. Red/tan leather, red former owner's wood-working shop. Very good chrome, paint and interior. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $53,550. A very nice restoration, but who wants or needs it? Really too nice to throw things into the bed Use it once a yearfor the annual French, Spanish, Italian and Swiss hayride. Seems like a lot of money for a "partial antique." #115-1965 CITROEN 2CV 2-door Coupe. S/N 1880539. Orange, black fenders/ red paint and good vinyl seats and carpets, bad chrome, weak trim, divots in the paint. Rotting top, seals and gaskets painted over, a body shop owner's retirement project. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $19,500. The high bidder should thank his lucky stars that the owner thought so much ofthis car These are not cheap cars to restore, and this car has all the signs of an "auction restoration, "with hidden and notso-hidden sins lurking underneath. #157-1966 VW 21-WINDOW MICROBUS Bus. S/N 246 147867. Burgundy, gray/gray cloth, vinyl. LHD. Odo: 92,934 miles. piping. LHD. Odo: 21,097 miles. Dents in the hood, some wear to leather in driver's seat, leather dry and in need of a hide food bath. AM/FM cassette, Mouton fur over carpets. Cocktail bar in both driver's and passenger's doors. Light cracking to dash wood. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $59,850. A good buy. With the leather on the seats replaced, and a little paint work, this will be a car to be proud of Bosch fuel injection. From 1985 to 1991, 1,226 Corniche cars were built. #503-1990 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPUR II 4-door. S/N 5CAZN0209LCX327. White/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 47,493 miles. orange vinyl. LHD. Odo: 3,971 kms. Some paint crazing. Repainted to look for all the world as a "Charleston"-style 2CV. Cut wires to the turn signals visible just below the fenderline. Michelin ZX tires. Well worn out for the low miles indicated. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $7,350. Germany had the Beetle, Italy had the Topolino, and France had the 2CV Only the Beetle made it to these shores in big numbers. Introduced in 1949, the 2CV sold over 5 million copies. Mon Dieu! Strong money for this condition. GERMAN CARS #123-1957 PORSCHE 356A SPEEDSTER. Body by Reutter. S/N 83919. Eng.# 81212. Red/ black. LHD. Odo: 9,290 miles. Imperial Reported as 1st place in Palm Springs one week before the auction. Fresh restoration, good chrome with unpolished stainless trim. Fully detailed motor, painted bumpers, vinyl sunroof Last year for the 6-volt Microbus. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $37,000. What happened? This bus should have sold in a Las Vegas minute. Tough to believe the bid was real. Now let's get this straight. . .a pretty nice '63 Jaguar XKE or a pretty nice '66 Microbus for about the same money? #206-1966 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Convertible. Body by Karmann. S/N 156531566. Black/red, white piping. LHD. No dings or dents, excellent wood. Goodyear Eagle GA tires, CD player, tinted glass. A very nice example. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $48,000. This car should have been marked sold. These cars are commodities at classic car auctions, with the choice of one or two at almost every event. FRENCH CARS #122-1922 HISPANO-SUIZA STAKE BED TRUCK Converted Passenger Car. SN Unknown. Dark blue/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 3 kms. Toyota truck 6-cylinder motor installed, sold with original type motor in crate. Said to be an ex-works truck, used to move Hisso bits in the factory. Well restored by Australian 44  Palace owned for 10 years. An older restoration showing its age. Chrome good, interior trim worn, panel gaps just fair. Complete but without flair. 1600 motor knocked loud enough to be heard over the PA system. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $38,850. Fair money for a Speedster in need of a $6,000 engine rebuild Cars that sit in museums can grow problems with each year on display. Was this car started without oil at some point? One of 1,416 Speedsters built in 1957, cost $3,215 new. Odo: 35,012 miles. AM radio, 4-speed, a lot of incorrect bits of trim, wide whites (in 1966?). Piping on seats and carpets. Interior trim weak, paint good, chrome runs the gamut from excellent to peeling. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $10,238. You see more and more VWs that seem to have been run through a JC Whitney warehouse with an electromagnet. Will be a nice car when some- Sports Car Market


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• • • • • • • • • acsm • • • • • • • so one de-accessorizes it somewhat. Soldfor about $2,000 over market for this condition. #450-1967 MERCEDES-BENZ 250SE Coupe. S/N 12-087597. Medium blue/saddle leather. LHD. Odo: 80,263 miles. Automatic AUCTION REPORT: "THE AUCTION" LAS VEGAS NV appearances. Now, like Jason in Friday the 13th, it back. Elvis owned a hunk-a lot of cars, but the special connection with a car he shot helps jack up the value. #249-1973 MASERATI BORA 2-door Coupe. Body by Giugiaro (Ital design). S/N AM11749US710. Red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 18,502 miles. Car description lists the car as a transmission, sunroof, redone wood, fresh leather, a recent and good-quality restoration. Inline sohc 6-cylinders, 170 hp. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $28,000. A very nice restoration, but one must wonder if there was real money bid on this car, as it should have sold at this loftyfigure. Good convertibles can be found around this price. #220-1967 PORSCHE 912 2-door Coupe. S/N 460342. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 33,044 miles. Car description reads "recent White/black leather. LHD. Odo: 83,502 miles. Five-speed, Sony sound system with CD, built-in phone. Full leather, power top, slight wear to seats, chromed wheels, good panel fit. A decent car. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $29,400. A price that you could duplicate at car dealerships anywhere, and possibly even get a warranty to boot. No bargain, but ifno problems arefound, a decent buy ITALIAN CARS #187-1929 ISOTTA FRASCHINI 8A SS Convertible Coupe. Body by Castagna. S/N 1603. Cream, red fenders/white leather. RHD. Odo: 40,739 kms. Former 100-point CCCA 1971. Door plaque says production date of 10/73. Good paint. Some wear to seats, 5speed, AM/FM Blaupunkt, Yokohama speedrated tires. A good example. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $23,888. Sold to a dealer who resold the car within 2 weeks. A great buy Only 571 Boras were built, and these are driveable cars, not garage decorations. V8, twin chain-driven cams per bank, alloy block, 4 carb, 310 hp. #452-1983 FERRARI 4001 Spyder Conver- sion. Body by Pininfarina. S/N ZFFEBO6B0000433. Black/black leather. LHD. Odo: 22,000 miles. Spyder conversion, professional restoration." Chromed mags, AM/ FM, 4-speed. Scratches on the glass, soggy driver's seat, wavy dash, pot-metal trim pitted, other chrome weak. A decent driver. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $9,975. 912s really need the 5speed gearbox. This car was not far from being right, but it is not a "restored" example. US base price $4,790 in 1967. Sale price was very strong. The seller got lucky. #182-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 PULLMAN 6-door Limousine. S/N 10001612001500. Black/saddle leather. LHD. Odo: 66,742 miles. Excellent paint, very good Grand Classic first place (Badge 1160), now showing wear from age and use. Older chrome has minor flaws, some wear to leather. Beautiful Stephen Grebel (Paris) lights, dual side mounts. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $147,000. A veteran of many expo sales by Blackhawk, could it be that this grande dame has found a new home? A lot of classic car for the money well bought. This is an early sports car in the European tradition. The 8A SS was said to be capable of 104 mph. #409-1971 DETOMASO PANTERA 2door Coupe. Body by Vignale. S/N THPNLS01954. Yellow/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 31,436 miles. 351 Ford motor, 5-speed, former owner Rod Stewart. Automatic, dual air, polished star mags, very nice interior with only lightly worn, mile-deep black paint with recent buff marks. 4823cc V12. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $51,450. A huge premium over a standard 400i hardtop. How much is due to celebrity ownership and how much because the top goes down is anyone's guess. A new millennium record for a 400 chop-top (oops, I mean conversion). #118-1984 FERRARI 40012-door Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N ZFFEBO6B0000484. Dark silver/saddle leather. LHD. Odo: 68,680 chrome, weak wood on dashboard. Divider window, sunroof, dual air, curtains, flag stands, dictation equipment built into rear console. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $76,650. Often seen at auctions but rarely sold at auctions, these massive cars seem to always appear in "almost restored" condition. The seller did very well. #189-1991 PORSCHE CARRERA 4 2door Cabriolet. S/N WP0CB2965LS4718. July, 2000  AM/FM cassette, dents and rust bubbles evident. Elvis Presley original owner, this is the famous Pantera he shot when it would not start. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $110,000. Reported sold at '97 Kruse Scottsdale at $162,750 after a frenzied round of auction miles. Automatic, power steering and air. AM/ FM cassette, star mags. Cracked and bent rear bumper, rubber plug where the antenna should be. Said to have 7,000 miles on a motor rebuild by Ferrari of Houston. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $19,163. As cheap as 12-cylinder Ferraris get, 45


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: "THE AUCTION" LAS VEGAS NV •••••••• but with a reason. If the motor rebuild information is correct, this was a decent buy, as the price bid could be about the same cost as a rebuild. These are fine drivers with a lot of power not found in the V8 cars. #284-1986 FERRARI 412 AUTOMATIC 2door Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N ZFFYD24B0000603. Silver/silver leather. the Diablo was introduced January 1990 in Monaco. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $95,000. Should have found a new home at this price. This is a nice example with low miles, but most Diablos are low-mile cars. #151-1995 FERRARI 456 2-door Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N ZFFSP44A8501002. Fly Yellow/black leather. LHD. Odo: 12,762 $4,000. The starter sports cars of a generation, Datsun Z-cars were built in huge numbers and were affordable to anyone with a regular paycheck. Any local paper has a choice of a few in the classifieds, so look for real nice or real cheap. This was neither AMERICAN CARS #156-1904 LENAWEE TONNEAU TOUR- ING CAR Tonneau. S/N 6. Green, black fenders/black leather. LHD. Very nice, older restoration generally holding up well. Brass trim, LHD. Odo: 20,825 miles. Automatic, air conditioned. Fair paint with stress cracks, poor panel fit. Dry and worn leather. Star mags. A Ferrari that looks neglected usually is. . .. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $23,000. The later version of the 400 series, the 412s came with body-colored bumpers, standard rear headrests, a bigger trunk and updates throughout. Top speed was rated at an impressive 155 mph. Way too cheap bid, even for an out-of-favor Ferrari. #462-1987 FERRARI TESTAROSSA "GEMBALLA" 2-door Coupe. Body by Pininfarina/Gemballa. S/N ZFFAA17B0000690. Fly Yellow/black leather, yellow piping. LHD. Odo: 4,800 miles. miles. Light wear visible, but a nice example. Rear glass has some delaminating. Interior clean with very slight scuffing. Six-speed, Bridgestone Expedia Radials. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $131,250. Priced just about right for retail. 1995 is the first year of US production. These cars always look better in person than in photos, where the proportions seem forced. Fly Yellow looks right on this model. Huge bonus for it not being red JAPANESE CARS #272-1969 SUBARU 360 2-door Removable Roof. Body by Fuji Heavy Industry. S/N K111L12437. Orange/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 25,649 miles. Subaru AM radio, factory tach. single headlight, wicker side baskets, steering wheel drive. One-cylinder motor located under the front seat. Single rear-door entrance. Shaft drive. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $36,750. Made in Adrian, Michigan, by the Church Mfg. Company. With the exception of increasingly rare vintage car events, many brass era cars are doomed to life as static displays in museums. This one was running and ready. Fair price. #161-1935 DUESENBERG J JUDKINS Town Car. S/N 2610. Eng.# J-580. Silver/ Original cost $268,000. Full tuner treatment, even the gauges now read Gemballa. Honeycomb wheels, Pirelli P-Zero tires, said to be one of a kind. Good panel fit, but has that "kit car" look. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $110,000. Standard Testarossas are a good buy on today's market, with good cars available for $55,000 up, depending on the year. Is a tarted-up Testarossa worth that much more? I'll take the plain vanilla one here. #250-1991 LAMBORGHINI DIABLO 2door Coupe. S/N ZA9OUC7P4MLA122. Yellow/black leather, yellow piping. LHD. Odo: 6,500 miles. Two-owner car said to have been Weak chrome trim, good paint. Air cooled, 2cylinder, 2-stroke motor, 356cc, 25 hp. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $5,145. When original importer Malcolm Bricklin gets word of this sale, no doubt he '11 start looking for another miserable car to import. Strangely, 360s seem to do well at auction, probably for folks who live on golf courses and want a cart with a roof #116-1978 DATSUN 280Z 2-door Coupe. SiN HLS30451484. Gold/tan cloth, vinyl. LHD. Odo: 96,813 miles. One-family owned white and gray leather, cloth. LHD. Odo: 56,917 miles. Judkins style 1123 4-window Berline body re-mounted from another car and made into a town car when Brian Jackson owned it. This is one of the last cars and motors made by Duesenberg. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $420,000. With the auction highfinks that surround Duesenbergs, it is sometimes hard to get an accurate handle on pricing. This car is a re-body, but a pretty car nonetheless. Worth $420,000 today at auction. Price seems fair #480-1940 FORD DELUXE COUPE 2door Coupe. S/N 18-5525080. Black/brown "driven with leather gloves." (Is this good or bad?) US and Canada legal. Front-end protection package. Designed by Marcello Gandini, 50  since new, louvered rear window shade, front badge bar, rear bumper overriders, 5-speed, mag wheels. Some nicks and chips, but paint has some life left in it. A big-bumper used car and nothing more. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT Sports Car Market


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••••••••SCM AUCTION REPORT: "THE AUCTION" LAS VEGAS NV cloth. LHD. Odo: 9,925 miles.Paint and chrome very good to excellent, V8, correct deluxe accessories, some trim a little weak, but overall a very nice restoration. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $26,775. So many of these pretty Fords became hot rods, it seems that they are hard to find without small-block Chevys under the hood Both buyer and seller should walk away happy with this deal. #112-1943 WILLYS JEEP & TRAILER. S/N J157444. Olive drab/olive drab cloth. LHD. Odo: 67,832 miles. Dressed in WWII uniform. black. LHD. Odo: 71,006 miles. Cracked taillights and back-up lights. Faded paint, wavy bumpers, poor trunk fit, add-on gauges, bath mat carpets. Not for the faint of checkbook. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $17,850. Someone forgot the "spend more, get more" mantra of car buying. After restoration costs to make this sled acceptable, the price will exceed the cost of a solid #2 car 6,310 Series 62 convertibles were built in 1954. #121-1955 FORD CROWN VICTORIA 2-door Coupe. S/N U5GW146014. Seafrost green/white. LHD. Odo: 78,471 miles. 272 V8, 3 on the tree with overdrive, AM radio. car originally fuel-injected, as advertised on the side? Ten-year-old restoration holding up well, good chrome and paint, panel fit and gaps good. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $47,000. Too many unanswered questions. A 283/283 fuel-injected 1957 can easily reach $65,000, but that is for a no-excuses, numbers-matching car Best to take a pass here. #179-1961 FORD THUNDERBIRD 2-door Convertible. S/N 1Y73Z171649. Turquoise/ turquoise. LHD. Odo: 61,871 miles. 390 V8, automatic, air, power windows, steering and Weak, dry-rotted tires, some rust, but complete with field phone, oil and water cans, most tools. Started quickly and ran quietly. Said to have seen Signal Corps use. Trailer was Korean War vintage. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $15,750. Quite a jump from the days of rumors of $50 armysurplus Jeeps. Unless you dress in camo on weekends or own a museum, old Jeeps are more fun to look at than to drive. With hundreds of thousands built, find the best one with the most tools and enjoy. #434-1954 BUICK SKYLARK Convert- ible. S/N 7A1089420. White, red coves/red leather. LHD. Odo: 72,904 miles. A 4-year Major smoke on start-up, runs sluggish, dents on stainless trim, passenger's door bowed with plastic. Poor fit on recent vinyl seats. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $14,500. The owner should have let this one go if the bid was real. The cost to put this car right could be an additional $710K, and the world's nicest is not worth more than $25,000. 1955 was the last year for the 6volt cars; make mine a 1956, please. #253-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR Convertible. S/N VC57T236885. White/red, silver vinyl. LHD. Odo: 1,598 miles. Over 20 brakes. Roadster tonneau, 5-wire wheels. Great paint and under hood, but visible wear to interior vinyl, scratches in console trim. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $27,300. Ford built 10,516 of the all-new T-Bird convertibles in 1961. This one is well optioned, and in great colors. Market-correct price. #133-1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N 40867S115924. Silver blue/ restoration. They should have taken 5 and got it right. Automatic, power windows and antenna. Chrome good but grille was not re-done, dirty carpets, some scratches in otherwise good paint. Fifty-spoke Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels, wide whites. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $49,000. Only 836 of these finned beauties were built, and despite their massive size they look great today. It looks like the restoration shop got sloppy near the end and cut some corners. Not too late to make this okay car a great one. Just add $10K and stir #254-1954 CADILLAC SERIES 62 2-door Convertible. S/N 5462571562. Red/white, coves/white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 10,249 miles. Four-speed, now has replacement (incorrect) 327 block. Original 283 is included. Was this July, 2000  continuation car," and has a build date of 9/97. Polished rim Halibrands, Smiths gauges, signed by Carroll Shelby. Great paint, weak carpets, sign reading "not plateable in California." Cond: 1 . NOT SOLD AT $410,000. Way over-thetop money for a "Look, I'll be darned—I forgot - 51 options, 283 ci, power pack, automatic, dual antennas, spinner hub caps. Some wear to the seats, excellent carpets. Good, but not great, chrome. Firestone Deluxe Champion wide whites showing some wear. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $46,200. Not a "crisp" car this is a restored car that has been driven. Many folks walking by made reference to the recent high prices of similar cars at Barrett-Jackson. This car was no longer of the same quality, and the sale price reflects it. #435-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N E57S104264. Gold, white white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 41,663 miles. 327 ci, 375 hp, fuel-injected motor. Frame-off restoration, 4-speed, power steering, AM/FM. Engine numbers matching. Very tidy under hood. Knock-off wheels. Side pipes. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $28,250. 13,925 Corvette convertibles were built in 1964. Less than 1,000 were L-84 fuel-injected cars. Worth much more than the bid price if the car is real. The owner was right in taking this one back home. #144-1965 AC COBRA 427 SC 2-door. S/N CSX 3071. Black/black leather. LHD. Odo: 1,979 miles. This is a "427 completion/


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SC/111 AUCTION REPORT: "THE AUCTION" LAS VEGAS NV •••••••• all about that warehouse full o 'chassis" car. The original SC (Semi-Competition) cars, of which 30 were originally invoiced, do bring a huge premium over "street" 427s. Also seen at Kruse Auburn, 1997. #477-1966 FORD MUSTANG Convertible. SIN 6F0BC287524. Dark hunter green/ this order: 1. Options; 2. Condition; 3. Miles. This car has the options and condition, and its miles are not bad, either Just a little too cheap for this hard-to-find combination of equipment, fits a real car. #173-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. SN 194677S120437. Rally red, black stinger/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 53,667 horrible rear bumper chrome. Poor panel fit, but still a nice car. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $50,400. Price seems right for this 500 KR "King of the Road" Shelby. Hard to believe the owner did not spend the $500 it would have taken to fix the chrome problems. It 's Mustang chrome, not hard-to-find stuff $500 might have paid back $5,000. Good Vegas odds. #251-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 2-door Coupe. S/N 124379N706520. Yellow/ yellow houndstooth. LHD. Odo: 35,219 miles. tan vinyl. LHD. Odo: 80,813 miles. 289 automatic, power top, styled steel wheels, AM/ FM cassette. A lot of body filler, pitting on some chrome trim, paint is shiny enamel, a quickie "restoration" won in local radio station give-away. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $12,500. If you could live with the flaws, $12,500 is not a hateful price for a 289 V8 car; but better to find a nicer car for just a little more. Let 's hope the "winner" did not have to pay taxes based upon a $25,000 value. . #262-1966 SHELBY MUSTANG GT 350 H 2-door Fastback. S/N SFN6S1961. Black, gold stripes/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 20 miles. Claimed over $100,000 spent on gold plating. miles. 427 ci, 435 hp, tinted glass, shoulder straps, Tele steering, AM/FM, 4-speed, knockoff wheels, Redline tires. Ding in windshield chrome surround. Body-off restoration, numbers matching, 2 owners in 30 years. No power equipment or air, show detailed. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $66,000. A base Corvette convertible cost $4,240.75 in 1967. Throw in a 427/ 435 for just $437.10 more. Not much extra for the big motor Well, it was over 10% of the cost of the car $66,000 was a fair bid for this car, with this equipment and in this condition. #143-1968 FORD MUSTANG GT CALIFORNIA SPECIAL Coupe. S/N 8R016167093. Green/green vinyl. LHD. Odo: 89,364 miles. 289 V8, automatic, power steering, power disc brakes, styled steel wheels. 396 ci, 325 hp, 4-speed, tilt, cowl induction, spoiler, power steering, brakes. Rallye wheels. Interior trim weak, could have used detailing in door jambs and under hood. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $17,000. This was a very nice car; well presented. Was it built as a 396 SS? 33,980 SS Camaros were built in 1969. About 45,000 seem to remain. Before you buy a Camaro at an auction for big dollars, find out if it is real. Worth the bid if it was. #180-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO YENKO SC REPLICA 2-door Coupe. S/N 123379N700408. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 3,184 miles. 427 ci, 4-speed, power steering Yeah, right. Automatic, correct dash-mounted tach, mag 500 wheels with Hertz center caps. Nice paint and interior, over-the-top gold plate everywhere. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $36,750. Over-restored and modified cars are a matter of individual taste. The new owner might love the modifications, but sooner or later some owner will want to undertake the cost ofbringing this car back to original. Bought right. #162-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N 194677S102259. Ermine white, black stinger/saddle. LHD. Odo: Seats are discolored, steering wheel cracked. Good chrome. Fit and finish not to show quality, but good. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $11,500. Just about the right price, this car could have sold with no regrets. It takes a real Mustang fan to pay a huge premium for a lowproduction Special. Most buyers would rather pay a little more and get a convertible. #441-1968 SHELBY MUSTANG GT 500 KR Convertible. S/N 8TO3R203119. White/ black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 59,705 miles. My and brakes, MSD ignition, Moroso valve covers and air cleaner, roll bar, add-on gauges, Redline tires on Rallye wheels, AM/FM cassette. Recent restoration to be a Yenko SC lookalike. Nice. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $23,625. Started life as a 6-cylinder car (12337 serial number prefix). Now a replica of a Yenko dealer-prepared 427. Yenko, a Pennsylvania Chevrolet dealership, made a small number of these now sought-after rocket ships. Sold at about the cost of restoration. #176-1970 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER SUPERBIRD 2-door Coupe. S/N RM23V0A161569. Yellow/black vinyl. LHD. 62,716 miles. Rare air-conditioned, 427 ci, 400 hp, 4-speed car. Two tops. Tr-power, power steering, power windows, AM/FM, headrest seats. Good panel fit. A very well-optioned 1967 convertible. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $72,000. With mid-year Corvettes, it goes in 52  favorite car card at this auction: "All original. Completely restored in 1991." 428 Cobra Jet, 4-speed, AM/FM. Some chrome scratched, Odo: 59,800 miles. 440 V8. Hemi motor installed in June, 1996, and driven 2,500 miles Sports Car Market


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II  •. •••• • VE•  SCM AUCTION REPORT: KENSINGTON BRIDGEHAMPTON NY NI since. Power steering and brakes, 4-speed. Some trim scrapes, a lot of Dupli-color touchups. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $51,000. Originality is everything with Mopars, and this car does not have it. The Road Runners were named after a comic character, and the Superbird carried that theme to the extreme. Not for the shy. Should have changed hands for this much money. #120-1977 FORD MAVERICK GRABBER 2-door Sedan. S/N 7K91L156381. Grabber yellow/tan vinyl. LHD. Odo: 21,812 miles. Air conditioning, 351 V8, color-keyed mirrors, miles. Automatic, AM/FM, power windows, steering, brakes. Luxury tax paid. A new car. Until and if the pipeline of new car buyers gets filled at the dealerships, expect to see Prowlers at classic car auctions throughout the year. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. Despite the impending demise of Plymouth as a nameplate, and the recent recall of dozens of Prowlers for frame replacement (ouch!—owners will get new cars), these remain production cars for now. Buy a 2000 model and call it a day. #473-1998 PANOZ AIV Roadster. S/N 1P9PA1825WB2130. Red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 4,420 miles. "Rare" 8-cylinder, air, 5- This is a regional auction, with most sellers and buyers from New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. Some dealers were present; however, a large portion of the small crowd of perhaps 150 were summer residents or locals. A surprising twenty-two of seventy-nine cars present were Mercedes-Benz products. The sale rate of 25% is not an impressive number. Many cars carried what appeared to be unrealistic reserves, and too few active bidders had the auction staff reaching hard for bids. Many cars passed over the auction block as no sales when only the most parsimonious of bids could be coaxed. tion was rather a low-key event, with no vendors save one for food, no classic car insurance company representatives or car transportation booths. Think small-time county fair compared to DisneyWorld. Dragstar wheels. Decent paint, correct-style stripes. The final year for the never-muchloved Maverick. For originality freaks, 351 motor is not correct, should be 302. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $2,625. You know you have lived a long time when a Maverick—even a "Grabber"—makes it to a collector car auction. A cheap and rust-free ride for the retro -disco set, and worth the money just for transportation. Well bought. #267-1996 VECTOR M-12 ROADSTER 2-door Coupe. S/N 1V9MB1220T10480. Red, white, blue/blue. LHD. Odo: 540 miles. speed. Very light, but noticeable wear to interior. Factory "closed loop" carpets look cheap, '70s style. Front and rear bumpers look flash plated, also cheap. Not inspiring at all on a handbuilt car. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $44,000. Newer models I have recently seen look much better finished. The MSRP in 1998 was $59,500. As a production car, this amount of depreciation does not appear out of line, but the owner is holding out for $50K KENSINGTON MOTOR GROUP Kensington Motor Group ridgehampton, NY May 27-28, 2000 Auctioneers: Scott Adcock, Jim Landis, Omar Landis A new car with countless miles on the back of a truck or just from being pushed around. Brembo brakes, gold-centered mags, painted by Michael Santoro, and called "American Anthem." Production number V-001. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $120,750. Worth more than Vector stock certificates. The list of failed automotive production efforts is a long and growing one. All the money. Too bad Santoro started reading his own PR releases, and left Chrysler, where he had a great forum for his talent. #467-1997 PLYMOUTH PROWLER 2door Roadster. S/N 1P3EW65F6VV3019. Purple/black leather, vinyl. LHD. Odo: 516 Number of automotive lots: 79 Number of automotive lots sold: 20 Sale rate: 25% Sale total: $474,300 High: Lot #34, 1962 Porsche 356 S90 twin-grille roadster sold at $86,200 Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 10% S July, 2000  Report by Dave Kinney Market opinions in italics ummer in the Hamptons means a large portion of Manhattan's trendy upper-east side takes a trip on the Long Island Expressway, and winds up a few hours later at the beach. Memorial Day weekend is the official start of summer in this part ofthe world, and Memorial Day weekend 2000 saw the first Hamptons Concours d'Elegance and auction. Under the guise of Peter Mole's Kensington Motor Group, this is a revamping of an auction that has been going on for many years, but for the first time combining it with a benefit Concours d' Elegance. By automobile auction standards, this auc- some fresh chrome. Unusual automatic transmission. Visible rust flakes inside of doors. $12,000 reserve. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $5,000. Celebrity ownership can make a difference in the value of some cars and barely have any effect on others. If Mr Joel were a notable Anglophile the celebrity connection could have made a big difference. He isn't, and it didn't. Reportedly sold after for $10K. #33-1957 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-6 BN4 Convertible. S/N BN4L�36615. O.E. White/ Despite the relatively poor sale rate, the atmosphere was relatively festive and I don't think anyone jumped off a building because their car wasn't sold. The concours was pleasant and featured some interesting cars. No doubt, Mole has his work cut out for him, but the venue is a good one. He just needs more good cars, at more realistic reserves. Then the bidders will come.—D.K. ENGLISH CARS #3-1956 AUSTIN FX-3 LONDON TAXI 3-door. S/N FX3235632. Black/brown vinyl. RHD. Odo: 8,743 miles. Billy Joel-owned. Dents and dings painted over, Halda taxi meter, red leather. LHD. Odo: 2,346 miles. Rear center crease hood. Frame-off restoration. 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SCA1 AUCTION REPORT: KENSINGTON BRIDGEHAMPTON NY wire wheels. $25K reserve. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $18,500. A well-done restoration. Easily worth the reserve. P.O.E. price new was $2,919. 10,826 BN4s were made from 1956 to 1959. They don't have the following of the earlier 4s or the later BJ series, but are increasing in value nonetheless. #30-1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I 4-door. S/N LSNH132. Dark blue/ sale on this side ofthe pond. Worth about the bid price here, more in England. #25-1964 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MK II Convertible. S/N HBJ7L/25049. Blue, white/ blue leather. LHD. Odo: 50,924 miles. Wear to Worth more than the high bid, but not much, and not to many buyers. #20-1976 JAGUAR XJ6C Coupe. S/N UFJ51228. Pewter silver/blue leather. LHD. Odo: 99,798 miles. Fresh repaint, bad door red leather. LHD. Odo: 60,345 miles. Good paint with some bubbles at seams, newer leather, good but incorrect wood, rear bumper is pitted, rusty. All showy stuff, but not a show car. One owner. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $17,000. Final year for the Cloud I, the last of the 6-cylinder post-war Rollers. If miles are correct, and it is indeed a 1-owner car the bid is easily $10,000 short. #24-1962 MGA MKH Convertible. S/N GHNL2106512. Black/red leather. LHD. Odo: 900 miles. 1600 MkII. Disc wheels. seat bolster, good leather, fresh carpets, windshield glass delaminated, tired rubber gaskets, good chrome. Large panel gaps. Some paint scratches. A decent driver, not for show. Lots of Bondo. Pirelli radials. Looks better than it is. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $19,250. Even when they're not so good, they are still so darn cute its hard to be objective. Spend a little more, get one that has been nationally judged, and save $10,000 over ten years. #39-1973 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW 4-door Sedan. S/N SRB17213. Cream yellow/green leather. LHD. and window rubbers, nice interior. Decent driver. A resale restoration. Pirelli P5 tires. $9,800 reserve. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $6,000. Proving once again that rarity does not equate to value, just 2,659 XJ6Cs were built in the 15-month 1976 model year. MSRP $15,750 new. Worth $2,000 more today, but buyers are not waiting in line for these handsome coupes. #58-1980 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE Convertible. S/N DRL50582. Sable brown/ tan leather, brown piping. LHD. Odo: 45,921 Great paint and leather. Excellent chrome. Good but not great gaps. Said to be factory MkII DeLuxe, 1 of 395 produced. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $19,250. Very powerful money for any MGA, even if it is a factory DeLuxe, with 4-wheel discs and factory knock-offs. 80% of MGA production came to the US when new. 101,081 were built, more than any previous MG. #38-1962 ALVIS TD 21 DHC. Body by Park Ward. SN ALV2681062. Dark blue/blue leather. LHD. Odo: 52,466 miles. Chrome wires, Odo: 61,726 miles. Unusual color combination tends to work. Good wood and decent leather. Original 8-track, later AM/FM cassette, straight sides, owner says was just imported from Beverly Hills. $19K reserve. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $12,000. Bid price too light for the quality ofthe car Decent Shadows are good drivers, and a lot offun for the money. Bad Shadows are a disaster that can drain a checkbook in days. Buy the best you can afford, or get something else. #65-1974 LAND ROVER SERIES III 2- door. S/N 90408122A. Olive drab/olive drab. LHD. Odo: 21,700 miles. Soft top. Ex-Belgian miles. Horrible '70s color (think Hershey bar) is no help to this halfway-decent car. Interior wear is light, some waves in doors. Dings. Some respray work evident. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. Even before adding the 10% auction commission, this bid is very generous. This car needs a repaint, and a color change might be advised. There is no shortage of decent Corniches out there, and lower miles and better colors abound #51-1993 BENTLEY TURBO R 4-door Sedan. S/N SCBZR0300PCX464. Red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 27,161 miles. Alpine CD, Pirelli radials, fair respray over problems evident in body. Good chrome, some chips in wood dash. Chrome knock-off wires. $20K to sell today. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $12,500. A few too many "Alvis has left the room" jokes from the auction staff A RI-ID Alvis is a tough 54  Army 2-wheel drive. Dented, tussled, scraped and worn. A beater. $8,000 reserve. Cond: 5+. NOT SOLD AT $2,000. And the target market for an undoubtedly less-than-street-legal, worn out, ex-militaty Land Rover is. . .? Ready for a "Farm Use Only" tag and not much else. lambswool over carpet. Driver's seat and armrest leather resprayed. Excellent paint. No cracks on wood. Dash and interior trim excellent. Rolls-Royce/Bentley V8. Car weighs 6,410 lb. (over 3 tons)! Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $30,000. In an attempt to make the interior look new, someone has resprayed some leather panels, making once-supple leather rock hard Tough to fault otherwise. Final bid way off the value, at least $20,000 low. Sports Car Market


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II I  #61-1996 JAGUAR XJS 6-CYLINDER Convertible. S/N SAJNX2743TC2243. Silver/cream leather. LHD. Very good paint, Sall AUCTION REPORT: KENSINGTON BRIDGEHAMPTON NY #12-1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SE Ca- briolet. S/N 002524. Black/gray leather. LHD. Odo: 9,141 miles. Pitted chrome, top in threads wood, leather. Excellent chrome. Owner states odometer broken, selling as "miles unknown," thinks miles are 40K to 50K. He's selling because he wants a 12-cylinder car. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $20,000. Whoops! Public records show this car was sold at an auction in April with 70,187 miles. Last year of this body style. Decent examples with no excuses sell in the low- to mid-$30s. This car was decent, but with an excuse. . . . GERMAN CARS #47-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 220 Cabrio- let A. S/N 780020550006. Burgundy/red leather. LHD. Odo: 15,239 miles. An older restoration with some minor flaws, minor chrome dings, some orange peel on paint. Slight sag to driver's door, other panel gaps good. 125 built. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $58,300. A very pretty car with a good restoration. Over-the-top price; the bidders liked this car SCM Price Guide for Excellent wood, good paint, and leather. Chrome has some dings, clouding and pitting in places. A driver or local show-quality car. Two-tone with orange peel. Older restoration. $30K reserve. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $19,500. MSRP $7,138. New, 134 ci 6-cylinder overhead-cam motor. Said to befactory 2-tone. Worth more than the bid price, this car is worth in the mid-$20s range. f  Your Best Way to Lease the Best • Custom-Tailored Leases  • From 24 to 60 Months  • Equity Transfers  • Early-Termination Rebates  • Business & Individual • Since 1983 • Coast-to-Coast Service • Dealer Inquiries Welcome • Barrett-Jackson's Sole Authorized Leasing Agent PUTNAM FINE AUTOMOBILE LEASING NEW/PRE-OWNED/EXOTIC/COLLECTIBLES Greenwich, CT 800.278.0071 Please Visit  PutnamLeasing.com  Scottsdale, AZ 1 888.995.5800 this car tops out at $45,000. Time for adjustment, or a fluke? #31-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S CABRIOLET. S/N 1800307501509. Black, gray/ red leather. LHD. Odo: 90,274 miles. - -"°**-.. -'"'"•••••■ but complete, wood and leather worn and faded. Some Bondo, but otherwise appears solid. Over $25K reserve. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $12,000. The SCM Price Guide gives a range of $32,000 to $40,000 for a #2 car This car is at least $20,000 ofrestoration costs crwayfrom a solid #2, so bid seems not out of line. Anything over $20,000 is a gift to the seller. #10-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL Convertible. S/N 12104010024865. Red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 88,725 miles. Becker


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: KENSINGTON BRIDGEHAMPTON NY "•••••• AM/FMradio, fresh carpets in older, but serviceable, interior, good chrome, two-tops. Very good paint, but poor prep work (overspray, oil-can dent in passenger side). Other detail work would help. One of the more honest 190SLs seen at auction recently. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,600. A 190SL not restored for auction! The new owner bought a good car at a very good price. Two or three weekends of detail work will make a big difference in this car—and help the value, too. #34-1962 PORSCHE 356B S90 "TWIN GRILLE" Roadster. Body by D'Ieteren Freres (Belgium). S/N 89695. Red/black on wheel arches, A/C, rare 4-speed, some paint flaws, good chrome, glass and decent interior with cracked wood. Two tops. A driver. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $17,000. A good car and an easy car to drive while you restore. Not too many 280SLs came to the US with a 4-speed, so be the only one on your block. #62a-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL Convertible. S/N 113-044-12-0078. Cream/ brown leather. LHD. Odo: 33,463 miles. Becker Any more money than the bid price gives potential buyers a wide range ofother choices in new convertibles, and that is this car 's competition. #7-1986 MERCEDES-BENZ 5605L Convertible. S/N WDBBA482DGA0504. Dark leather. LHD. Odo: 82,361 miles. A Best of Show winner many times. Car started out life with a 1600 Normal engine. One of the best Porsches seen at auction this year. SCM subscriber Jay Rosenfield has owned this car 22 years. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $68,200. Great cars can bring great prices, even in regional auctions. Complete with a photo record of the restoration, and an owner present to show his car to all interested parties. Well done. #74-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 200 4-door. S/N 1001012135850. Gray, graphite/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 4,631 miles. Becker Europa radio, AM/FM radio, automatic, excellent chrome, good panel gaps. No hard top. A very nice car. Wear to decent leather seats. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $23,100. A good deal for buyer and seller This was not a show car just a decent all the way SL. 280SLs are the best driving of the whole 230/250/280 series, even with their suspect rear suspensions. #22-1977 PORSCHE 911SC Coupe. S/N 9117202956. Silver/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 68,425 miles. Cold A/C, CB radio installed in blue/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 74,886 miles. Fade and cracks to leather, some paint bubbles. Fourspeed automatic, 2 tops, ABS, SRS. A driver. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,700. The seller did well. Mercedes sold 11,631 560SLs in the US in 1986 at a MSRP of $48,200. These 3,780-lb. coupe/roadsters were almost $10,000 less than the 560SEC, but still a huge chunk of change. ITALIAN CARS #46-1951 LANCIA AURELIA B50 Coupe. Body by Vignale. S/N 1406. Burgundy/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 98,059 kms. Recent factory fitted luggage (6 suitcases). Power steering. European delivery for L.A.-based first owner, now a 2-owner car. Sweet! $30K reserve. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $15,000. An as-new 1966 Mercedes, but not the type or style anyone is clamoring for In-line, overhead cam 4-cylinder, MSRP $3,955. The 200 series was the Mercedes your uncle, the math professor, drove. A survival curiosity, not an object of desire. Take the bid #71-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL Convertible. S/N 11300410017577. White/green MB tex. LHD. Odo: 80,450 miles. Rust bubbles Two tops. Spare never down, soft top never used. Purchased from an estate of Peterbilt Truck family. A fine machine. $36,000 reserve. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $32,000. Should have sold A very nice SL that is ready to win shows as is, or depreciate fast as a daily driver 56  Ferrari. (Heard this one before?) Serial number plates not found, nor EPA/DOT information. Be scared. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $19,800. Listed in the auction catalog as a GTC/4, instead this is the less desirable GT4, a 2+2. This is a Euro car but at the price paid, there can be many things wrong and it can still be a good deal. Sports Car Market console, straight sides. Decent panel fit. Reserve of $15,500. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $12,500. Save your letters; I know that 1977 911 Porsches are not SCs. I'm just reporting them as listed A very good 911S, but not a great one. Big mistake not letting this one change hands for these dollars. Better ones are available for less. #72-1979 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL Convertible. S/N 10704412054870. Gold/black MB tex. LHD. Odo: 6,539 miles. A new car. $24,000 of mechanical work. Fresh leather interior. Some paint and chrome flaws. Very pretty. Plexi rear window. 1750 II single-carb V6 motor. Said to be 1 of 5 built in this body style. First production V6 motor. Four-speed transaxle. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $13,000. A very handsome body style, and worth more than three times the price bid An international auction venue would produce better results. This is a car whose time is approaching, but is not yet here. #49-1973 FERRARI 365 GT4 2+2 Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 17443. 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• • • • • • • • • cella AUCTION REPORT: KENSINGTON BRIDGENAMPTON NY #26-1982 FERRARI 400i AUTOMATIC 2-door Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N ZFFEBO6B0000539. White/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 24,026 miles. Sunroof, automatic, star mags, decent paint. Interior shows wear but is acceptable. This car defines #3 condition. Michelin X Radials. $23K reserve. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $18,500. Fact: these are V12, front-engined, "real" Ferraris. Fiction: every classic car auction in every state is required by law to have at least one in its sale. Reality: Won't someone please buy these cars at these cheap prices? A Ferrari for Toyota money. #50-1984 FERRARI 308 GTSi QV Targa. Body by Pininfarina. S/N ZFFUA13AGE00523. White/tan leather, black piping. LHD. Odo: 24,000 miles. tan leather, cloth. LHD. Odo: 25,051 miles. Springfield transformable town car. A much older restoration with paint cracking in places, dry leather, delaminating glass. Floor shift. $85K reserve. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $51,000. Seven passenger; 70 horsepower, cost approximately $20K new A huge US-built Rolls with convertible driver 's and passenger 's compartments. Now in need of a restoration, an enormous undertaking. #55-1930 CADILLAC MADAME X COUPE 2-door Sedan. Body by Fleetwood. S/N V164276. White, black/tan cloth. LHD. Odo: 74,466 miles. Rumble seat, golf club door, restoration. Wear to paint and interior, chrome good but not highly lustered. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. Eight-cylinder; 142" wheelbase. 132 horsepower. Usual Pierce-Arrow headlight happens to work with this design and body style. Has flat radiator cap and Archer cap. Cost $3,650 new. Worth just under twice the bid price. #44-1939 LINCOLN ZEPHYR 3-window Coupe. S/N N/A. Black/tan cloth. LHD. Odo: 63,617 miles. One of 1,400 built. V12 motor. Goodyear Eagle NCTs, normal interior wear for mileage, straight but not exciting. $2,400 service just completed. $33,000 reserve. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $29,000. Very close to a full retail price for this car fyou add the 10% sales commission. At any given time, there are dozens of thesefor sale across the nation. When buying at auction, find the best one with tools, books and records. #64-1992 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER VELOCE Convertible. ZARBB32N4N70030. Yellow/black leather, S/N fitted cloth seat covers, dented chrome gas cap. V16, excellent paint, dual side mounts, chromed hood vents. $150,000 will buy today. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $85,000. In 1930 Cadillac offered over 50 body styles for the various chassis offered. The Madame X had an 18-degree tilted flat (as opposed to "V") windshield that cranked up and down. Worth more than the bid, less than the price asked. #57-1930 PACKARD 745 SUPER 8 LWB Victoria Convertible. Body by Dietrich. S/N 181570. Orange, cream/cream leather. LHD. Odo: 94 miles. 1974 letter of authenticity from Restored, some wear. Suffers from minor trim details (window channels, enameling on badges, etc). Two-speed Columbia rear axle, radio, floor shift. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $41,250. Streamlined looks never got any better than this in a production vehicle. Very few 1939 Zephyrs remain as many were used as donors for hot rods. Way above what the price guides say, but worth the bid price. #36-1941 CADILLAC CONVERTIBLE Coupe. S/N 8341965. Teal/green leather. LHD. Odo: 70,186 miles. Weak paint. Best described t I  ,IF 1111  , , I Il  5_2 70511 cloth. LHD. Odo: 24,812 miles. AM/FM cassette, 5-speed, clean, good panel gaps, small dent in rear fender from inside. Who forgot to fasten down the jack handle? $20K reserve. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $14,000. A nice Alfa that should have changed hands for at or near the bid price. Will the proposed return of Alfa to the US market help out values on these older cars? Stay tuned. AMERICAN CARS #54-1929 ROLLS-ROYCE PI Landaulet. Body by Brewster. S/N 5281FP. Dark blue/ July, 2000  Raymond Dietrich. Orange leather trunk. No visible flaws. Astonishing condition 100-point car. CCCA Senior Division 1st place winner. $250,000 reserve. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $185,000. One of the best restorations I have ever seen. Unusual colors, top-quality materials, fit and finish. Cash in the stock options, write a check for a quarter mil, and win any award you want. At $250,000, its overpriced, but not by much. #53-1931 PIERCE-ARROW 42 Convertible Coupe. S/N 2525278. Red, burgundy/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 94,940 miles. Shows signs of a lot of use after what appears to be a 1970s as half survivor, half older restoration. Great and unusual colors. Decent chrome and interior. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $26,000. A very likeable car; and a pretty body style. Worth perhaps $8,000 more than the bid #8-1949 STUDEBAKER 2R5 3/4-TON Pickup. S/N K10001996. Red/tan vinyl. LHD. Odo: 78,574 miles. Solid and complete, enamel Li • • 57


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: KENSINGTON BRIDGEHAMPTON NY "•••••• respray. Missing hubcaps. Good chrome. New tires. An amateur restoration on an old, collectible, but not overly desirable, truck. Radial tires. Three-speed transmission without overdrive. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $7,370. Orphan cars and trucks hardly ever sell as high as their brothers and sisters still in production, so Fords, Chevys and Dodges in the same condition always seem to bring more. The new owners should have a dependable workhorse. #23-1949 WILLYS JEEPSTER Convert- ible. SN N82538. Yellow, black/black, white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 12,217 miles. Three Ford dry rot. A tired example. Scratched window. Owner states numbers match. Takes $30K today. Incorrect 4-speed transmission installed; all 1954 Corvettes were slushboxes. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $19,000. 3,640 Corvettes were built in 1954. Cost new, including "mandatory options," was $3,254. Some sources say all 1954s were Polo White; however, most now agree that a few left the factory in blue, red or possibly black. #37-1955 CADILLAC ELDORADO Convertible. S/N 55624193. Dark blue/red, white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 95,874 miles. Sabre wheels. Ready for beach use, not for shows. $17,000 reserve. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $5,500. Visions ofBarrett-Jackson dancing in the seller 's head? The one sold at B-J for $19,080 had under 100 miles on afresh restoration. Possibly worth twice the bid price, but not more. #13-1961 CADILLAC DEVILLE Convertible. SN G1F101911. Blue/blue vinyl. LHD. hubcaps and one Caddy. Dings and dents, dryrotted tires. Some visible rust. Four-wheel drive, 3-speed with O/D. A beater with fresh makeup, applied with a trowel. $8,500 will buy. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $5,000. Brooks Stevens-designed, these helped to keep Willys afloat after demand for the WWII Jeep ended. Now crawling out of barns everywhere as the "beach car craze" continues. Worth the bid, maybe more, but not $8,500. #9-1954 FORD F-100 Pickup. S/N V4E27840. Red/black cloth, vinyl. LHD. Odo: 838 miles. Grant steering wheel, chromed Wide whites, most chrome good. Power windows. Decent paint, parade boot. $30K reserve. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $26,000. Another car you can't afford to restore, so if you buy it, just drive it. The '55 Eldo is a certified milestone car A great one is a $45,000 car, so price bid seems fair. #27-1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD Convertible. SN P6FH294333. Sage green/brown, white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 70,734 miles. Odo: 24,439 miles. A"little old lady car." Good paint (repainted), chrome and top. Dirty carpets in an otherwise clean interior. A survivor. One owner. No A/C. $20K reserve Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $15,000. This is a car you could pick apart with the minor flaws present, but why bother? A great driver, a rolling statement ofAmerican excess. What's not to love. . . besides the lack of A/C? Worth a touch more than the bid price. #35-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Split-window Coupe. SN 30837S111328. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 89,695 miles. heater(!), AM/FM cassette, lowered, wood bed floor, deep tinted glass, American racing mags, V8 with dress-up kit. A hot rod show truck with a recent restoration. $15K reserve. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $8,500. A hot rod truck is neither fish or fowl. Too nice to use for hauling, and not enough room in the cab to take the whole gang cruising. Worth more than the bid price, but highly individualized vehicles remain a hard sell at auction. #45-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N E545003203. White/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 4,240 miles. Paint chips, poor panel fit, faded carpet, Firestone tires with _ 00"1111 111/Or Continental kit, Bondo, bubbles, weak paint, scratched chrome, 2 tops. A color not found in nature, touched up many times. A 20-footer. One-family owned. One-third of the people walking by loved this car, the two-thirds who knew better made barking sounds. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $25,300. This is the type of car a non-car guy friend tells you he saw for sale cheap, and it "real nice." You get there, it a dog, wasted afternoon. The best thing you can say about this car is that it didn't appear rusty. Maybe it was better than it looked? #11-1960 WILLYS CJ-3A SURREY. S/N 547019018. Turquoise, white/turquoise, white. LHD. Odo: 52,085 miles. An older restoration with some cracks and chips, wear to seats. -  „..  - 1•,.. _ • paint, Bondo, a truly lumpy car. Bad and dented chrome, visible chassis rust. Take it to the beach, don't even get close to a restoration shop. Cond: 5. NOT SOLD AT $6,500. It's hard to imagine the amount of money required to put this car right. Needing almost everything, this is best thought of as a rolling parts car. Nice ones bring well into the high teens, exceptional ones even more. 58  Sports Car Market Factory AM/FM, knock-off wheels with spinners. Sill plate scuffed, some light damage to stainless trim, mile-deep paint, gas cap center damaged. Lightly optioned. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $29,000. High-performance options or power options are the key to midyear Corvette values. A/C cars with all power are worth more than strippers, as are fuelinjected or big-horsepower motors. In the absence of either, value remains limited. Market priced. #67-1964 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL Convertible. S/N 4Y86N426664. Light blue/ blue leather. LHD. Odo: 68,500 miles. Peeling


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ille•%% 1111•111•1110% . SCM AUCTION REPORT: KENSINGTON BRIDGEHAMPTON NY #18-1969 EXCALIBUR SS SERIES I Pha- #17-1967 SHELBY COBRA REPLICA 427 Convertible. S/N 0R53786. Black/gray vinyl. LHD. Odo: 2,138 miles. 351 motor, solid rear axle, coil-over shocks, Halibrand wheels. Very good build, exterior paint and chrome. Strange non-bolstered seats, excellent door gaps, Nardistyle steering wheel. A lot of lookers on the auction block. $25K reserve. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $20,000. A well-built Cobra replica. The owner did not list what company produced the kit this car was built from; however, quality parts and components were evident. Worth the bid price. The owner should have thought hard about letting this one find a new home. #15-1968 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 Convertible. S/N 138678B181506. Light blue/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 33,371 miles. 396 motor. A proper 13867 code car (138 = Chevelle 396, 67 = 2-door convertible). Aftermarket hang-on gauges, cheesy AM/FM radio. Signs of former yellow and red paint in door jambs, overspray. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $13,750. Spot on the money. The seller worked the crowd along with the auctioneer and ringmen for this sale—he deserves part of the credit for making this sale happen. Will be worth the restoration effort in a few years. Until then, drive and enjoy it. #16-1968 SHELBY GT 350 Fastback. S/N 8T02J20608302829. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 94,474 miles. Paint buffed through on eton. S/N 6070. Bronze, black/red Naugahyde. LHD. Odo: 39,970 miles. Owner modifications include MG banjo-style steering wheel. Fourinch indoor fan mounted on dash, painted red wire wheels. Ouch! 327/300 GM motor. Decent older repaint. Same owner for 25 years. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $19,800. Despite owner modifications, this Excalibur reached near the market top for a Phaeton. The 2-passenger roadsters have developed a real following not yet enjoyed by the 4-seater cars. Just wait till the bill comes for the wire wheel rechrome. . . #5-1971 FORD MUSTANG MACH I Fast- some surfaces, "Cobra 829" badges, pinstripes everywhere. A street cruiser, not show material. Included original bill of sale ($4,200 + tax). Power steering and brakes, tilt. $20K reserve. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $11,000. This car had more accessories per square inch than an airport gifi shop. Shelby American World Registry lists this as a 2-owner car. Shelby made 803 fastback 350 GTs in 1968, plus 224 for Hertz, for a total of 1,027. back. S/N 1F05M192151. Dark blue/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 8,666 miles. Magnum 500 wheels, front and rear spoilers, fresh (still outgassing) paint, automatic, scratched chrome J. J. FINANCIERS OF FINE CLASSIC AUTOMOBILES BEST & Co. SPORTS CAR FINANCING 8.99%* 4-12 YEARTERMS ANTIQUE • CLASSIC • EXOTIC • ROD • SPORT PURCHASE • REFINANCING • PREQUALIFY FOR AUCTION APPLY NOW BY PHONE OR FAX - OPEN 6 DAYS 1-800-USA-1965 FREE 10 MINUTE LOAN APPROVAL Fax 1-508-945-6006. Apply at www.jjbest.com *8.99% APR fixed rate on $100,000, 10yrs with payment of $1266.21 monthly. Simple interest, no pre-payment penalty. Rate in ad correct at time going to press, all loans fixed rate. Corporate loans available. DEALER INQUIRIES WELCOME. July, 2000  59


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: BROOKS EUROPE GENEVA  trim, a partially restored former beater. 351 V8. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $11,000. Could have been sold without regrets. A long way from show quality, but a fun go-fast driver. Mach Is are coming into their own as the muscle car renaissance continues. #1-1973 CADILLAC ELDORADO Convertible. S/N 6L67S3Q408041. Red/white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 110,858 miles. Bad paint, bad panels. No visible body damage. Ordered new for CEO of Pepsi of Italy but never exported because of changes in tax laws. Delivered new • • • • • • • • banked since 1985, and sold for $243,634. $228,787 was available for an equally mint 1985 288 GTO. chrome, cracked dash and steering wheel. Chipped and faded paint, tired and dirty interior. An old yard dog without too much bark left. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $660. Bought for less than the cost of the inevitable first repair Impressively left runningfor over one hour before crossing the auction block Could be the ultimate Hamptons beach car—drive it for a season and leave it illegally parked on Labor Day #19-1976 CADILLAC ELDORADO Convertible. S/N GL67S60222563. Bronze/bronze leather. LHD. Odo: 46,163 miles. Torn top, to GM at Warren, MI. Two owners. Clean and ready to go. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $31,900. Fair price. The ZR-1 was a world-class performance car and is now within the price range of more enthusiasts. ZR-1s have unique doors and rear body panels to take the 11-inch wide rear wheels. 2,044 were built in 1991. 43ROOKS Europe Brooks Europe Voteneva, Switzerland March 6, 2000 Auctioneer: Malcom Barber Number of automotive lots: 81 Number of automotive lots sold: 61 Sale rate: 75% Sale total: $2,702,203 faded carpets. Good dash and leather. Good chrome. Weak paint. A 10-footer. 500 ci motor. Front-wheel drive. Second owner. $11K reserve. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $8,000. Many 1976 Eldorados were kept new as investments. These were the much-ballyhooed "last big Caddy convertibles." These "investors" have moved on to cigar bars, so there is still quite a supply of '76 Eldos on the market. Worth the bid price, no more. #4-1987 FORD MUSTANG A SC MCLAREN Convertible. SIN 1FABP40E0HF2482. Black/gray leather. High: Lot #186, 1966 Ferrrari 275 GTB aluminum Pininfarina coupe sold at $242,122 Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 15% of first $48,000, 10% thereafter F LHD. Odo: 70,574 miles. Some chips and dings, automatic, Goodyear Eagles, local Southhampton car, aftermarket tint. One-family owned. #297 of 500. Ten-CD changer, 5.0liter V8. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $8,500. Worth at least $2,000 more than final bid. Would clean up well. 1987 was the first year for the Mustang-based McLaren (earlier cars were Capri based). Cost $21,862 new. Great '87s can bring $10,000 or better #70-1991 CORVETTE ZR-12-door Coupe. S/N 161YZ23J0M58016. Red/graphite leather. LHD. Odo: 19,672 miles. Both removable roof 60  Report by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics or their first sale of the new Continental auction season, Brooks Europe returned to the gloomy basement of the Motor Museum building within the Palexpo Exhibition complex, where the Geneva Salon, the Auto Show opener of the European Motor Show calendar, was in full swing next door. The choice of exotic Grand Tourers on offer was really most impressive, while the standard of consignments was generally higher than at so many sales in the UK, where slap-dash preparation is often the rule rather than the exception. Indeed, one has come to expect great condition entries at auctions in Switzerland. Although both Countachs were unsold, there were buyers for all the other Lamborghinis in the sale. A 1996 Raptor, an absolutely stunning design study coupe which coachbuilders Zagato had based on a four-wheel-drive Diablo VT, cost a new owner $230,302. A 1971 Miura P400S, exhibited at the 1981 Geneva Salon and with Jota spider coachwork by Swiss importer Lambomotor, made $135,455 and a super 1967 400GT deservedly raised $95,454. The top Ferrari seller from a pack of Italian racing red GTs was an aluminum-bodied 1966 275 GTB Berlinetta, which had been enjoyed Stateside during the 1970s, but had been Swiss leather. LHD. Odo: 76,000 miles. Bucket seats. Thirty years in Canada with first owner. Cocktail fitments, full tool kit intact and period suitcase. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $65,455. A bit off here and there cosmetically, but thought to be unique in left-hand-drive form. Having failed to sell in UK, it did so here for just under lower estimate. #161-1956 TRIUMPH TR3 Roadster. S/N TS81491L. Green/black. LHD. Floor-shift, Perhaps the most extraordinary performance here of all was put up by a 1969 Aston Martin DBS, a left hooker with Vantage engine and five-speed ZF manual shift, which soared above top forecast to sell for $46,000. But then it had one Swiss owner from new and was in great shape. Still, I cannot remember a sixpot DBS, the least desirable of all DBs, selling for anything like this before. The sale rate and prices achieved would have satisfied most vendors, while the sale total was some more good news for Simon Kidston and his Geneva-based Brooks Europe team.—R.H-E. ENGLISH CARS #165-1949 BENTLEY MK VI 4%-Litre Sedanca-coupe. Body by Gurney Nutting. S/N B320LFV. Eng.# B160F. Red over black/red bucket seats. Chrome wire wheels. Four-cylinder, 1991cc engine. Egg-crate grille, disc front brakes. Last restored mechanically and bodily in 1992. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $13,243. Average example on wires for an average European market price. #220-1961 JAGUAR MK II 3.8 Sedan. S/N P217302DN. Eng.# LB3743-8. Red/red Sports Car Market


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• .11 em• ••  S C AI AUCTION REPORT: BROOKS EUROPE GENEVA leather. LHD. Floor-shift. Bucket seats. Independent front suspension, leaf-sprung live rear axle, 4-wheel Dunlop servo-assisted disc brakes. Restored 1990. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $22,302. Bright and shiny on chrome wires, but fetched slightly less than forecast. #164-1969 ASTON MARTIN DBS VANTAGE Coupe. S/N DBS15377/L. Eng.# 400/ 4271/SVC. Silver birch/black leather. LHD. r7.77-17r-- #202-1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL Roadster. S/N 121-040-10-0166. Blue/ beige leather. LHD. 4-speed manual. Bucket seats. Steel wheels. Hard top. Wishbones and coil springs, single-pivot swing axle at the rear. Four-speed manual gearbox. Restored 1997 and little used since. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $27,878. Very well presented and retail ready, hence the mid- to high-estimate price. Odo: 60,000 kms. Floor-shift 5-speed manual. Bucket seats. Chrome wires wheels. Offered with toolkit, owner's manuals. Absolutely stunning Swiss nurtured/refurbished example, of the least-fashionable DB Aston. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $46,000. What a car, what a result, which was better than top forecast and the highest price paid for a DBS for as long as this correspondent can remember #222-1989 ASTON MARTIN VOLANTE Convertible. Body by Zagato. S/N SCFCV81Z4JTL300. Eng.# V585/0025. LHD. Correct painted steel wheels. Original C engine with 75 DIN hp. Engine rebuild, brakes, suspension. Totally restored in all departments. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $30,667. Big money for a C coupe. Many buyers would prefer an open car at this price. Silver not original color except for special order Gladiator red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 7,200 kms. 5-speed. Bucket seats. Steel wheels. Fourcam, 5.3-liter V8, 432 bhp at 6,200 rpm. Rare with Vantage front end and 5-speed manual shift. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $88,787. Just under the low estimate was accepted for this as-new rag top. GERMAN CARS #227-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 300D 4door Cabriolet D. SN 189033-8501171. Eng.# 189980-8500939. Silver/blue leather. LHD. Odo: 53,500 kms. Floor-shift automatic. Bucket seats. Steel wheels. A/C, power windows, stereo, V8 engine. Looking to be a largely good and original example. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $49,697. Full 4-seater in reasonable condition which achieved the desired reserve. ITALIAN CARS #188-1953 LANCIA AURELIA B2OGT SERIES 3 Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N Column-shift, bench seats. Steel wheels. Threeliter, overhead-camshaft, 6-cylinder engine. Fuel-injected. One of 65 Cabrio Ds made with power steering. Subject to German restoration in 1999. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $145,455. Conservatively styled and only likely to appeal to a clientele who are aging fast. This was therefore strong money. July, 2000 to US, where restored in 1993, but beginning to go off. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,075. Pretty, miniature GT racer based on Fiat 600 floorpan of type which won all 4 Sebring 4-Hour events in period. This one made required minimum. #154-1961 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA SZ Coupe. Body by Zagato. S/N 0012000571. 61 #157-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet. S/N 111-027-12-0033. Silver metallic/reddish brown leather and top. LHD. tan leather. LHD. 5-speed. Bucket seats. Chrome wire wheels. Said to have been in receipt of $70,000 US restoration by Al Cortes (mechanics) and Mossier (bodywork). Maintained by Chris Robinson in UK since 1998. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $62,121. Upgraded Super Sprint spec model with 1975cc motor and 5-speed transmission in near mint condition fetched more than top estimate. #187-1961 ABARTH 750 Coupe. Body by Zagato. S/N 586952. Red/black. LHD. Distinctive double-bubble roof. Originally exported #175-1964 PORSCHE 356C Coupe. S/N 127690. Eng.# P712326. Silver/red leather. leather. LHD. Bucket seats. Chrome wire wheels. Ghia's 1954 Paris Show car which was acquired by president of Ford Motor Company. Restored 1995. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $31,014. A one-off which raised just over its top estimate. Slightly odd looking perhaps, but one-offs sometimes turn out that way. #162-1954 ALFA ROMEO 1900 SUPER SPRINT Coupe. Body by Touring. S/N 1900001822. Eng.# 102000110051. Maroon/ 2533. Eng.# 3210. Red/black. LHD. Ownership history includes Ex-Ferrari works driver Lorenzo Bandini. More recently, restored and comp-prepped by Sergio Gamberini. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $25,787. With FIA and CSAI papers for entry into historic races and rallies, and seemingly ready for some retro-action, surprisingly this once celebrity-owned hot rod had to be knocked down for less than low estimate. #229-1954 ALFA ROMEO 1900SS AMERICA Coupe. Body by Ghia. S/N 01838. Eng.# AR1308.00888. Red/beige


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: BROOKS EUROPE GENEVA • • • • • • • • • • • •  seats. Gold wire wheels. Converted to Se3 LM spec in early 1980's by Sauro of Bologna. Raced successfully in US 1984-93. Cond: SOLD AT $128,787. Not everyone's glass of Chianti, but one mean, winged machine nonetheless, which made low- to mid-estimate money. #180A-1984 FERRARI 512 BBi Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. SN ZFFJA095 49313. Eng.# 0012000571. Dark blue, yellow stripe/ black. LHD. Floor-shift, bucket seats. Recent engine rebuild and bare-metal respray. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $46,000. Potentially very competitive in up to 1300cc class of Historic Races/ Rallies, this lightweight Sprint Zagato duly sold for over top estimate. #189-1966 ALFA ROMEO 2600 SZ Coupe. Body by Zagato. S/N 858075. White/red leather. Silver metallic/tan leather. LHD. Floor-shift, bucket seats. Chrome wire wheels. Borrani wire wheels. US restored, then Swiss ownership 1991 onward and still a stunner. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $95,454. Only 250 made. As the auctioneers claimed, this may have been the finest example to have been offered at auction recently. Price paid therefore has to now be the current European valuation for a mint example of an attractive early Lambo. #205-1971 LAMBORGHIM MIURA P400S JOTA Roadster. Body by Bertone/Lambomotor. S/N 4808. Eng.# 30583. Silver gray/black, • Red over black/tan, black. LHD. Odo: 4,337 kms. Swiss Ferrari main-dealer serviced and as-new. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $70,126. Perfect; and acquired for mid-estimate money. #176-1985 FERRARI 288 GTO Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N ZFFPA16B0000556. LHD. 9,359 2600-series cars made between 1962-68, just 105 SZ models were made. Subject of a $196,000 (DM 120,000) German restoration in 1992. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $33,803. Rare Zagato-bodied 2600 lightweight still looked freshly done and cleared lower estimate. #186-1966 FERRARI 275 GTB Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 8123. Eng.# 8123. gray leather. LHD. Floor-shift Bucket seats. Steel wheels. Was constructed as a iota spider. "Jota" was Lamborghini's development engineer Bob Wallace. One-off design exhibit at 1981 Geneva Salon by Swiss Lambo importer. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $135,454. Another unique Lambo special in the sale, this one-off pulled over top estimate which has now to be its new Euro-valuation. #206-1974 MASERATI BORA Coupe. S/N AM117/49/638. Eng.# AM107/11/49. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 44,000 kms. Floor-shift, bucket seats. Rare long-nose, aluminum-bodied car was enjoyed in the US in 1970s, but has been in Swiss hands since 1985. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $242,122. Great car in great condition costing top-estimate money. #215-1966 MASERATI MISTRAL Coupe. Body by Frua. S/N AM109 612. Red/black Red/black leather. LHD. 5-speed. Bucket seats. Steel wheels. Featuring modem stereo radio/cassette. Shipped from California to Swiss vendor in 1997 when, allegedly, engine was rebuilt. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $17,046. In need of at the very least a full cosmetic makeover, hence the bargain price paid and wisely accepted. #200-1977 FERRARI 512 BB LE MANS leather. LHD. 5-speed manual. Chrome wire wheels. 3.7-liter coupe, bare-metal repaint, replaced radiator, tires and exhaust system. Italian then Swiss owned. Partially restored 1990 and in fairly good overall condition. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $28,993. Recently displayed in the Geneva Museum, the sale venue, and for an Italian Grand Tourer in bright red on Borranis, surely good value at this price. #195-1967 LAMBORGHINI 400 GT Coupe. Body by Touring. SN 1306. Eng.# 1522. 62  Coupe. Body by Bacchelli & Villa. S/N 22255. Red/blue, black. LHD. Floor-shift, bucket Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 11,000 kms. Three-liter quad-cam V8 engine. One-owner car and perfect. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $228,787. Ferrari's first road/race car since the 250 GTO and increasingly admired by serious collectors. This one made the desired money, and could appreciate. #230-1986 LAMBORGHINI LM-002 Convertible. S/N ZA9L00000GLA120. Red/ beige leather, black mohair ho. LHD. Odo: 18,500 kms. One of just 241 produced. Origi- nal and still very good, though converted from 4- to 2-wheel drive by Lamborghini Belgium to save fuel. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $55,455. Under the lower estimate was accepted for this oddball desert hunting-mobile, which could have been returned to 4-wheel drive with the necessary components included with the lot. The answer to a question no one asked. #169-1991 ALFA ROMEO SZ Coupe. Body by Zagato. S/N 477. Light blue/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 15,000 kms. Bucket seats. Aftermarket steel wheels. Unique example of SZ with coachbuilder's double bubble roof treatment and supercharged 320 bhp engine. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $34,848. A one-off sexy, very powerful SZ. At least it had not been painted in Sports Car Market


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: BROOKS EUROPE GENEVA movie work, this Ford-built Jeep raised just over top estimate. #158-1964 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL Convertible. S/N 4Y86N25487. Ivory/blue the obligatory Alfa red and seemed good value for the money paid. #170-1992 LANCIA DELTA HF INTEGRALE Sedan. S/N ZLA831AB0005699. Design study for 1996 Geneva Salon based on the 4-wheel drive Diablo, and a great looker. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $230,302. Following its Swiss Show unveiling, this unique beauty starred at the Pebble Beach Concours, the Mexico City Show and the Bagatelle in Paris, from where, surprisingly, it was driven the 700 miles home. What 's it really worth? Over $200K, obviously. AMERICAN CARS #160-1943 FORD WILLYS Jeep. S/N 64124. Khaki camouflageLHD. Factory – Dark blue/reddish brown leather. LHD. Odo: 5,000 kms. Rare. One of only 15 limited edition "Club Italia" cars and mint. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $46,000. This, the rarest and most collectible Integrale with Abarth-tweaked motor, soared to sell for way over top estimate. A sleeper for street fights. #224-1995 FERRARI 355 CHALLENGE Coupe. S/N ZFFPA41S0001009. Red/red. steel wheels. Authentic looking and claimed to be original with lots of military goodies. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $11,152. Instantly ready for war NoTAGE - LHD. Floor-shift, Bucket seats. Factory steel wheels. 1995 European Challenge winner, complete with roll cage, sports seats, fire extinguisher. New engine fitted post-racing career, and transmission overhauled and repainted 1999. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $98,744. Seemingly in good order, road-going competition car raised nearly twice its lower estimate. #171-1996 LAMBORGHINI RAPTOR Coupe. Body by Zagato. S/N P06. Corfu blue/ gray alcantara. LHD. Powered by Lamborghini's 5.7-liter, 48-valve, V12 engine. Old Racing Photos of major racing events around the world from prewar through the '60s. Hundreds of photos, autographs and ephemera listed in FREE CATALOG. SASE appreciated. Vintage Motorphoto, 19363 Willamette Drive, PMB166, West Linn, OR 97068, USA Fax (503) 699-0433 or see ourwebsite at: www.VintageMotorphoto.com July, 2000  1971 MASERAII GHIBLI 4.9 SYDER Red/tan leather. 1st 4.9 spyder made, 5-speed, wire wheels, factory NC, completely restored 5 years ago. Original books and delivery docs. Two owners $110,000. 1967 MASERAT1 MEXICO White/black leather, 5-speed, power steering, NC, power windows, very good interior, good paint, new Borranis, recently brought out of storage. $19,950. 4foroRcpst9 Established 1979 9848 SOUTHWEST FREEWAY, HOUSTON, TX 77074 713-541-2281 • FAX 713-541-2286 1963 MASERATI SEBRING SERIES I Maroon/black, less than 500 miles on total restoration, 5-speed, carbureted, superb condtion $35,000. leather. LHD. Column-shift automatic. Bucket seats. Factory steel wheels. Sold new in Switzerland; in same family ownership for 34 years. Restored 1985. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $12,545. A very nice, clearly well-cared for example. #190-1967 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4door Limousine + division. Body by Lehmann-Peterson. S/N 7Y80G800102. Eng.# 7Y80G800102. Red/blue velour, black leather. LHD. Automatic. Bench seats. First owned by US financier Bernie Cornfeld of Genevabased IOS infamy. Restored 1991. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $9,060. One can only speculate what might have gone on in the sumptuous rear quarters! Masses of automobile, this, with some history too, and for only mini-car money• 1969 MASERATI GHIBLI COUPE Medium blue/red, 4.7 V8, 5-speed, factory NC, Power windows, new paint and chrome, very good overall condition. $26,900. 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 COUPE Dark Metallic brown/light tan leather—both excellent, recent upgrades on cooling, NC, charging, custom high-dollar stereo, superb. Only 120 made. $49,500. 63


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    lAr Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite For eyes, it has headlamps that look as ifthey were pasted on as an afterthought, for a nose, a little round emblem, Ad to this the openmouthed grin of the grilleand it becomes impossible to look at this car and keep a straight face. Take it out on a quiet, curving two-lane road and it will make you grin, too. With only 48 bhp from the 948cc engine, 0 to 60 takes 21 seconds and 70 mph is areal strain, but the little car's neutral balance rewards a nice line through the curves and the four-speed transmission is entertaining in between. When Donald Healey developed the Sprite, he wanted it to be cheap to buy and own, small enough to keep "in a chap's bike shed," and above all, fun to drive. The Sprite is a marvel of cost-cutting simplicity and innovative technology. Most components came out of the Austin/ ant to make people smile? Just drive a Bugeye Sprite into any old-car gathering and its insouciant expression will have everyone grinning back. Mon-is parts bin, but the monocoque chassis with its stub front frame and trailing rear suspension were inspired by the Dtype Jaguar. To save weight and cost, the rear shroud and fenders were a single piece, without a trunk lid. Instead, luggage was stowed with the spare tire through an opening behind the two seats. Similarly, the entire front section ahead of the firewall, including the fenders, was a single piece, hinged at the back, that lifted up for excellent access to the engine and front suspension. e- Its charming good looks put it on nearly everyone's wish list, so it typically sells for much more than its three successors. Nearexact restorations have sold for up to $25,000. However, very few such cars exist, and for good reason. After you've smiled at it, and it's smiled back, there isn't much more you can do with a stock Bugeye. As a result, most Bugeyes have gotten 1098cc or 1275cc engines and front disc brakes from the later Sprite/Midget so they can at least go and stop with highway traffic. So, unless you're interested in concours or vintage racing, a modified Bugeye in top condition may be what you really want in terms of modern-day usability. In any of its various forms, however, the car will always be able to make the crowd happy, just by being there.—Gary i4nderson, Editor and Publisher, British Car Magazine• The Bugeye is guaranteed to put smiles on faces. All of these attributes would change over time. Later versions, the Sprite Mk II, III and IVs, gained a trunk lid, a separate hood opening, more conventional rear suspension and more power. Sadly, the separate headlights that gave it the "bugeye" or "frogeye" nickname also were replaced by standard lights. A badge-engineered MG Midget sibling also appeared. A Bugeye Sprite is very collectible today. Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Years produced  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Web site  Clubs  Austin-Healey Club of America, 877/5-Healey; secyahca@aol.com www.serve.com/AHCA Stamped plate riveted to top of engine block near generator Stamped plate screwed to left chassis rail below air filters Alternatives  Triumph Spitfire, Austin/Morris Mini-Cooper Alfa Romeo — Performance Alfa Romeo PartSource Used and rebuilt parts • Free Consultation About Cars Alfa Romeo • Abarth • Ferrari • Maserati • Diablo Buy, Sell, Trade Unique Cars below wholesale Call Bruno Corsi, private party Thousand Oaks, CA Used Parts Catalog $25 Phone (805) 241-0250 • Fax (805) 374-2399 , $6,000-9,500 $250-300 $25 1958-1961 48,987 $1,795 '58 Giulietta Veloce; Two '67 Giulia GT Veloce; '65 Giulia GT Veloce; '73 GTV Veloce; '74 GTV computer engine; '69, '75, '82, '86 Spiders; Two Alfa Romeo Milanos; '67 Fiat Siata Spring. Wanted: Guiliettas, Duettos and GTVs Call Bruno Corsi, pry. party, Thousand Oaks, CA (805) 241-0250 • Fax (805) 374-2399 CARS AVAILABLE .,  .,....,,,,,..:„... . ..____.....  / L.14...........____LL. , ---,---,:-.--. , ,  _ .,....,. „ .-.-..._.:,..___, .-.....-_ ....z.--- --..---- - -  - 64  .„..„ ,  .  ,, a.-  i /1, ,.-.-....i_. i ---------- r * f „. - ,_ i l ---- ....,:4atii Sports Car Market


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1-  EtceteriniA Friends Market Place 1937 Delage D8-120 Aerosport Coupe I • T Chassis number: 51018 Engine number: 51018 he Delage D8 was a glamorous car with a very imposing radiator that had similarities to Hispano-Suiza. It was fast and had impeccable road holding. Although the Delage D8 series became one of the most desired high-performance cars in Europe, they were quite expensive. Louis Delage was reluctant to change this image to suit the varying economic climate and after a falling-out with his co-directors, he left the company in 1935. Shortly afterward the firm merged with rival Delahaye. They retained their individuality, but became more selective with their range, and a new Delage D8-120 was introduced in 1937 incorporating hydraulic brakes, a revised Delahaye-style chassis with transverse-leaf independent front suspension and a Cotal electromagnetic gearbox. The engine was an eight-cylinder version of the existing six-cylinder Delahaye with a capacity of 4.3 liters, providing a healthy 95 bhp at 4,000 rpm in its initial form. Starting in 1937 the D8-100 and D8-120 received several beautifully proportioned bodies by Chapron, Pourtout and Letourner et Marchand. Undoubtedly, the star of the D8-120 range was the stunning Aerosport, which was largely the work of the brilliant young son of Letourner, Marcel. Several journalists rank Marcel Letourner alongside Jean Bugatti as one of the finest young French body designers from the 1930s. The Coach Aerosport was met with huge international acclaim, and although it first appeared during the 1936-37 model year, this design was chosen to represent part of the French government's automotive display at the 1939 World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York. Although historians differ on numbers, it would appear that a maximum of fourteen Aerosports were built and just seven are thought to have survived. Chassis 51018, pictured here, is truly a superb example of the classical Aerosport and was the fourth one built, completed in March 1937. The Aerosport design was shaped by the famous aerodynamicist Andreau and many of the details are borrowed from one of the most fantastic closed racing cars of the pre-war era, the 1937 streamlined Delage Berlinette V12 built for Le Mans. The car pictured is unique and more like the racing Berlinette than the other Aerosport coupes extant. It is thought that 51018 may have been an interim/prototype model for the later series, as it displays design features unique to both the earlier and later Aerosports. Number produced  Original list price  Years produced  Like all Aerosports, it really needs to be inspected in person to appreciate its outstanding beauty. Classic features include the fastback roof design with a central spine and split rear window. From the side profile the windowsills drop, matching the curve of the speared side moldings. The windows themselves follow the Labourdette Vutotal design, which eliminates conventional pillars by overlapping door and rear-quarter glass. There are fender skirts for the rear wheels and four glorious chrome exhaust pipes which feed into the right fender. Luxurious flowing fender lines and SCM Price Guide  The Gold Book  121 Prior to its acquisition and restoration by the French consignor it spent many years in the posh Riviera resort city of Nice. The second owner was said to be the Viceroy of Afghanistan and in 1952 its French owner exported the car for a tour of Peru. (inc. 14 open and closed Aerosports) $18,000 N/A Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Alternatives  $35,000-125,000 ('37-39 coupe in 1998) approx. $750 $300 Plate on firewall Plate on left side of engine Delage Section of the Vmtage Sports Car Club, Peter Jacobs, Secretary, Clouds Reach, The Scop, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS12 4DU, England Bugatti Type 57SC, Talbot-Lago Special, Delahaye V12 subtle curvatures blend along the whole length of the Delage, producing this rakish extravaganza. The automobile described here sold for $501,000 (including buyer 's premium) at the Christie's Tarrytown, New York auction on April 29, 2000. July, 2000  During its restoration it caused a great deal of excitement when it was exhibited at the 1997 French Retromobile expo in skeletal form, showing the restored bodyframing. It was also shown at the Bagatelle Concours in Paris in 1997, where it won the Prize of Enthusiasm and Pride by Chrysler Then in 1999 it appeared at Pebble Beach, where it won the French Cup. This car is utterly exquisite in every aspect and area. It has perfect door fit and the most gorgeous interior I have ever seen on a vintage car, finished in rich burgundy leather with a lovely wood-grained dashboard and rich woolen carpeting. There are more spectacular French aero designs from this period, perhaps, but none combine a thoroughbred chassis with such daring yet understated and totally elegant coachwork. D8-120s rarely come on the market and their last two appearances at auction, according to my references, occurred in 1991 and 1992. The 1991 offering was a Chapron cabriolet, also an exPebble Beach car and an excellent restoration. It was a no-sale at $393,750. The other was a 1937 Letourner et Marchand SS coupe, a unique shortchassis version described as "hard to fault" when it was offered at Christie 's Pebble Beach Auction in 1992. This car was a no-sale at $418,000. Given that nearly eight years have passed since that figure was established, it could be argued that these cars haven't grown that much in value: the winning bid for the car under discussion here was $450,000 before the premium was added Plus, the car didn't make the low catalog estimate of $500,000, but the vendor let it go approx. 80 D8-120s 1937-1939 anyway. A case of a oiseau in the hand being worth deux in the bush, perhaps?—Dave Brownell (Photo and description courtesy of the auction company.)• (Etceterini classifieds located on page 78.) 65


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( otobili Top Dollar for a Top Toy by Carl Bomstead Object: Alfa Romeo P-2 Toy Auction: Brooks UK, Royal Air Force Museum, London, England Date: April 27, 2000 Estimate: $4,183-5,299 Sale Price: $7,113 (inc. 15% commission) T he Alfa Romeo P-2 made its racing debut on June 9, 1924 and quickly established its prowess by winning the World Manufacturer's Championship. Designed by Vittorio Jano, it had a straighteight powerplant with twin overhead cams and two sets of inclined overhead valves. The stamped-tin toy version of the P-2 that Brooks offered in their April auction was first offered by Compagnie IndustrieIle du Jouet (C.I.J.) in 1926 at a price of 35 shillings. Production continued until World War II and there are three distinct versions. They all had clockwork motors and fully operational steering, however, the early versions were highly detailed and had smooth tires. They were offered in three colors: red, white and blue. The middle versions were also detailed, however, they had treaded tires as did the later able stamped-tin automotive toy would bring little opposition. Over the years it has been subject to the fluctuations of the toy market. One collector observed an example for sale some years ago in a London antique shop for 10,000 ($16,000). Another restored example was recently offered at the April Portland swap meet, without a taker, for $3,000. This example was from the first series, having smooth tires, and the clockwork motor was stated to be in working order. The body has its original red paint with the number 2 and three-leaf clover. The original box —which adds at least a third to the value—was in good condition, with a clean label. Alfa Romeo P -2 clockwork car may be the most sought - versions that were lacking brake drums, shock absorbers and hand cranks. Additional colors, including orange and silver, were also available in the later versions. To state that this is the singular most desirafter toy. The final hammer price of $7,113 was strong and well above the high estimate. Who's to say what's too much to pay for an unabused ex- ample of this very desirable toy that is complete with its original box? It's doubtful the new owner feels he paid too much. As with full-size cars, when you're buying the very best, it's hard to go wrong.• As the only collector-car insurer licensed in all 50 states, Grundy is with you wherever you are and wherever you go. Grundy's complete coverage is tailored to meet your needs and always includes agreed value, unlimited mileage for touring and pleasure driving, no model year limitations and the highest liability limits. Only Grundy provides collector-car coverage so complete, it's even geographical. 400 Horsham Road • P.O. Box 1957 • Horsham, PA 19044 www.grundy.com 66  Worldwide Collector Car Insurance 1-800-338-4005 Sports Car Market


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The Monthl AC • Aston Martin • Austin-Healey • Bentley • Rolls Royce • Jaguar • Lotus • MG • Triumph ENG E S Chassis number: 1872914 ince its introduction in 1961, the E-type has been critically acclaimed as having some of the finest lines ever penned for an automobile. Even today, the long, cigar-like nose and short rear deck lid remain the standard by which other sports cars are judged. Much of the design inspiration came from its racing predecessor, the D-type. With the E-type's monocoque chassis construction, it was both longer and lower than its predecessor, but the racing heritage was undeniable. Ten years and numerous tweaks later, Jaguar launched a V12 engine in its E-type, transforming it with an infusion of turbine-like torque and horsepower. Along with the engine, other more plush modifications were made, including power steering and power brakes. The result was a very fine, if somewhat sophisticated, grand touring car. The primrose yellow Jaguar E-type 2+2 coupe shown here has fresh exterior paint. Its black leather interior is in excellent condition. Overall, the car has been very well maintained, and has all the correct trim, including original chrome wheels and hub caps. It is perfectly suited for Jaguar club events and cruises. The car pictured sold for $17,600 at the RM Auction in Amelia Island, Florida, on March 11, 2000. There is a mystique surrounding twelve-cylinder cars. Ferraris, Lamborghinis and other super cars of that ilk have these sophisticated, silky-smooth engines. There's even an historic rally each year that can only be entered by twelve-cylinder cars. And to think that less than $20,000 will buy the budget-minded enthusiast entrance into this exclusive club. The Jaguar Series III Etype 'fixed-head coupe" is a great car for that money. So what's the catch? For one, the "tweaks" carried out between the classic Series I E-type roadster and this cat built at  the end of E-type production resulted in a car that, to be generous, has few graceful angles. The wheelbase, stretched to accommodate the longer engine and extra seats, is too long. The roof line, raised for rear headroom, has a hunchbacked appearance. And the car is heavier than earlier E-types, which didn't help either mileage or handling. Gas mileage was probably the worst complaint. Drive the car at all aggressively and the twelve cylinders can have trouble delivering the same mileage as a sport-ute. Produced under the new EPA restrictions, the engine is strangled by four Zenith-Stromberg carbs that had replaced the three two-inch SUs of the previous model. At least a 1972 model-year car no longer has to be smogcertified in California and several other states. But at the price of a barely average Austin- Number produced  Years produced     Engine #  Club  Web sites Alternatives   Healey, how can you go wrong? Actually, there are a lot of ways. Like any other bargain-priced but complicated car if the Series III E-type requires any work at all, it is cheaper to back off and wait to buy something better later. Just the body work to correct a bent and misaligned July, 2000  bonnet and rusty outriggers could cost as much as the price of this Amelia Island car While the V12 engine is actually very sturdy, it can be expensive to fix if it has been allowed to severely overheat, a typical problem on these cars. On the other hand, all mechanical parts and most trim parts are easy to find. In addition, there are a variety of proven steering, suspension and drivetrain upgrades that can turn this car into a practical daily driver that can make the words "grand tourer" a true compliment instead offaintpraise criticism. The V12 coupe was just as fast as the first-series E-types and could actually get to 100 mph sooner At that speed, the aerodynamics make the car very stable and quiet. The large rear hatch opens to a generous luggage area and the coupe is totally weatherproof This combination means that miles can be consumed at a great rate in pleasant comfort, which is what grand touring was all about. Just don't try to win any slaloms. With the increased weight and wheelbase, the Sill understeers badly in tight corners and the slim, leather-covered steering wheel  Original list price SCM Price Guide Tune-up/major service Distributor cap Chassis # Main plate pop-riveted to top center of firewall in engine compartment; shown on sticker on rear face of door aperture and stamped under the heater in engine compartment Stamped on head on rear in V between cylinder banks Jaguar Clubs of North America, 888/258-2524 Jensen Interceptor, Porsche 911 7,300 FHCs; 7,990 roadsters $7,325 1971-1974 $17,500-24,000 $500 $75 wwwjcna.com; www.Jag-lovers.com doesn't increase one confidence. Bob Tullius and his Group 44 did manage to win the SCCA B production championship with an SIII in 1975, but he said later the car "didn't want to be a race car" At the low end of the SCM Price Guide, this car was probably well bought. It does have a manual transmission, more fun than the justadequate automatic, but has the original standard chrome disc wheels, not as desirable as the optional chrome wires. The decent repaint and a nicely worn but still serviceable original interior are consistent with the price. It 's notable that the convertible version in the same condition would have soldfor at least 50 percent more. Most people who buy a vintage Jaguar today want the wind in their hair But as entry-level transport into the Jaguar world and the incomparable experience of the V12 engine, a good Series III E-type coupe provides great value for the money—Gary Anderson, Editor and Publisher, British Car Magazine. (Photo and description courtesy of the auction company)• (English classifieds are located on page 80.) 67 7 - 1972 Jaguar XKE V12 Coupe Digest of Magnificent Motor Cars Market Review Buyer's Guide


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iiM1=1( The Twenty Year PICTURE Mon Dieu! Citroen SM Coupe, Citroen DS21 Convertible, Facel Vega HK500 $50,000 I 011 11 "MO 111 IIII11111111mum $55,000 $45,000 IRO 011■01111111111111.1111.1-  MEMpima _ftgimin IiIIMMIIIIII 111 .1111111mm  00  $40,000 $30,000 $35,000 11. $20,000 $25,000  II° 01114111111116121.111 I  $15,000 0411""11211111111114111 I 110 .1°1111111411111 0411 %lox() II/  111111ralliralliiiIIII I  Ult I ' 1 1  " 'M!II• ill IP 1981 1982  1983 1984 1985 1986 19" 1988 1989 1990  • 1972-74 Citroen SM Coupe  111 1964-67 Citroen  DS21 Convertible  (Prices for cars in excellent condition.  1991 0 1959-61 Facel Vega HK500 4 1992 1993 1994 1995 19% 1997 1998 - I i  J  1999 ,Immimm  10.1MPll% I  — IIIIIIIIIII 11 El  MONIMININIMmomm 11"11111111W1 11 II il P  g I  2000 This monthly value guide is provided courtesy of Cars of Particular Interest. CPI is the pocket guide most often used by credit unions Additional data compiled from SCM archives.) and banks when dealing with loan values of collectible domestic and imported cars. Ph: 301/317-4228, FAX 301/317-8330* 11 Facet Vega RIC500 Citroen DS2I Conv. Citroen SM Coupe For people who care about their cars... PA SAPORT r 4 PORT SINCE 1970 Classic and specialty cars safely delivered anywhere in the USA • Nationwide fleet • Door to door service • Insurance included • Liftgate loading • Satellite tracking • Special event 68  PASSPORT TRANSPORT 37 Progress Parkway St. Louis, MO 63043 800.325.4267 314.878.5777 Fax 314.878.7295 www.passporttransport.com Sports Car Market


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PORSCHE MERCEDES-BENZ * BMW UND ANDERE ERMAN IL akaw.., aid R/cairdeer Chassis number: 9112200948 T y he Porsche 911 is one of the most timeless designs in motor- ing history. This unconventional and charismatic car has evolved at a rapid pace throughout its production life. The 911S was Porsche's top-of-the-range sporting model throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s, a period when the purest and most desirable versions of the great 911 were produced. Initially available in two-liter guise from July 1966, it boasted a higher fifth gear, anti-roll bars front and rear, Koni shock absorbers and ventilated disc brakes, later also receiving alloy front brake calipers. In 1969 all 911 models had their wheelbases increased and the S variant developed a healthy 170 bhp giving it excellent performance: 0 to 60 mph in just 7 seconds and a maximum of 135 mph. Naturally the 911S found its way into competition and was successful in its class in all the major events, including Le Mans, the Targa Florio and the Tour de France. This example, a 1972 911E, originally a 2.4-liter model, was purchased by the previous owner in 1988, and handed immediately to marque expert, Chris Turner, where the more desirable 2.2 S-specification engine fitted to the car was extensively rebuilt, before a comprehensive restoration was performed by Gantspeed Engineering. More recent work includes overhaul of the fuel system, with a new fuel pump and injectors, a rebuilt injection pump and intake stacks with rebushed butterflies. The car is resplendent in black with a matching black interior. This 911 sold for $20,865 at the Coys of Kensington sale in London, November 1999. This result points out the disparity between the US and European markets. For American purists, the substitution of the smaller engine, even done to "S" specs, would be a real price-killer. In Europe, where the 2.2L is regarded as having more "snap" than the 2.4L by many owners, the change didn? affect the price at alL Number produced  SCM Price Guide  Original list price  Years produced  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Engine #  Chassis #  Club  The 1972 and 1973 2.4-liter cars are the final years of the small-bumper bodies. Asidefrom the Carrera RS, they have the largest displacement engines. 1972 is also the first year of the stronger 915 gearbox, which replaced the original 901 box July, 2000  Web site  Alternatives  letdown. However, the 2.2 and 2.4 engines are highly similar: both have mechanical fuel injection and identical cylinder diameters; the 2.4 achieves its extra displacement by being stroked for longer piston travel. Many tuners believe the "short-stroke" 2.2-liter cars are a bit sharper off the line than the 2.4 models. Of course, for sustained highspeed work, the extra displacement of the 2.4 comes in handy. But for sprints to the dry cleaners or through the local club 's autocross course, the punch of a crisp 2.2 can be quite satisfiiing. The 911E model is a bit ofa sleeper; as many do not realize that the E has the bigger brakes and appearance group of the S. So this E, with the S engine, has the full mechanical complement ofan S. On vertical engine casting, passenger side of fan housing On embossed plate in front compartment, mounted to horizontal bulkhead next to hood latch Porsche Club of America, P.O. Box 30100, Alexandria, VA 22310 www.pca.org Ferrari 308 GTB, Corvette C4 coupe, Jaguar XICE coupe, BMW 633i, Mercedes-Benz 450SLC that could no longer handle the torque of the bigger engines. To many early 911 enthusiasts, cars from these last two years are the ones to own. This car has the 1970-71 2.2-liter S engine, which may seem like a and 83. 69 (1972 base price US) $250 $17 $10,500-12,000 $9,178 1972-1973 5,298 However, this 911E has a number of nonoriginal items in addition to its engine, such as the Carrera RS stripe on the engine cover, the 7" Fuchs alloys, and perhaps the color In the US, this car probably would not have made so much, despite its reputed excellent condition. But in the UK, where good, rust-free cars are rare, decent 911s tend to bring more, sometimes substantially more than here in the Colonies. Theses early 911 cars are slowly being rediscovered as the great all-around cars that they are. I expect prices will continue to rise. This one, bought at well below restoration cost, should provide many hours of driving pleasure, and might even be able to be sold for a profit within the next twenty-four months—but only in Europe.—Jim Schrager (Photo and description courtesy of the auction company.)• Porsche Gesprach and German Classifieds are located on pages 82 Market Review Buyer's Guide 1972 Porsche 911E Coupe


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r.. COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS Mitch Silver 1-800-255-4485 Since our firm was founded in 1979, Silver Auctions has had one simple goal: to be the best collector car auction company in the business. We now produce auctions throughout the Western United States and Canada. Our annual Hot August Nights extravaganza in Reno and our January auction in Fountain Hills, Arizona are widely recognized as being among the nation's premier collector car events. Our auctions have earned a repution as being a fair and honest place to sell or buy a car. We're proud of our track record. When you're making the decision to buy or sell a collector car, we'd like you to think of Silver Auctions first. CALENDAR OF EVENTS Jackson Hole, Wyoming July 1-2 Missoula, Montana  Reno, Nevada  Spokane, Washington  Billings, Montana  Sun Valley, Idaho  Tacoma, Washington  Kelowna, BC, Canada  Las Vegas, Nevada  Portland, Oregon  Spokane, Washington  Boise, Idaho  Spokane, Washington Mangy Moose Saloon July 8 Missoula County Fairgrounds with Rock-n-Roll Daze August 3-6 Hot August Nights Reno-Sparks Cony. Center August 19 Silver Auditorium August 26 Wilkins Mopar Farm September 2-3 Elkhorn Resort September 9 Tacoma Dome September 11 City Park, downtown Kelowna with Field of Dreams Car Show October 6-7 With "Super Run 2000" October 21 Portland Expo Center October 28 Silver Auditorium November 11 Western Idaho Fairgrounds December 2 Silver Auditorium Fountain Hills, Arizona January 12-14, 2001 Fountain Park Fax list of Cars For Sale available one week prior to each auction. Contact Silver Auctions to sponsor an auction in your city. Now looking to expand to the Midwest, South and East Coast. SILVER COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS 1-800-255-4485 2020 N MONROE, SPOKANE, WA 99205 vvwvv.silverauctions.com 70  1:1 __'Mystery Photol Answers created a special out-of-this-world class for the plucky Nebulons. —Jay Mackro, St. Louis, MO May 2000 After the market for one-man miniature submersibles had peaked in the early '80s, and the dream of putting one in every garage had dimmed, these two unfinished hulks were trailered off to a car lot in Portland, Oregon, where they were foisted onto an unsuspecting sports car restorer who thought he was getting the latest version of the BMW Isetta.—Bud Gudmundson, Boise, ID FOR SALE: Two 1976 Pope Boats. White with white interior. Trailers included. Condition: 3. Twooff celebrity-owned vehicles, one regularly ridden in by His Grace. Preceded Popemobile by ten years. These special marine craft provided security for papal visits to remote island towns. While being towed by motor craft, the Pontiff was seen by onlookers through the semiglobular bulletproof windscreen. $195,000, o.b.o. for both. Consider trade for vintage Chris-Craft.— Norman Vogel, San Francisco, CA — Spy photo of Porsche's new "performance" golf cart with optional panoramic windscreen. Steve Jobe, Southlake, TX Alas, the alien beings arrived twenty-five years too late to meet their early soulmate—the AMC Pacer. — Brian Jobe, Dallas, TX Upon learning that they had not passed tech inspection, the Martian racing team packed up and vaporized.— John King, Libertyville, IL Last year's Colorado Grand was truly an international event, when a couple of Nebulons from galaxy 432-B showed up with their vintage XLP-4500 Brxbln Specials. The usual debate over rules ensued, when someone pointed out that the Brxbln Specials' time/space warp drive would give the entrants a significant edge in the TSD rally. Fortunately, inter-galactic war was averted when the organizers now, would we?—Bob Lynn, Kewaskum, WI So, if Oscar Mayer had just worn a condom like he was supposed to, we wouldn't have this problem Having tired of criticism of its Mars mission failures, NASA lowered its sights and sent Mars Observer VII and VIII to Arizona instead .— e-mail Dave Scagnelli, via Facing severe budgetary constraints, NASA officials begin testing their new Model X-38DD Moon Rovers—the salvaged remnants of Dollywood's unsuccessful Hooter-Scooter Ride.—Tom Deals, Lakewood, CO "Hey, what gives, Guido? When I bought mine, you told me that it was the only factory works model left!"— Paul Katz, St. Paul, MN These spy photos taken at the super-secret testing facility in Arizona can be easily identified by any of your readers old enough to have been fans of Road & Track's Stan Mott. These can only be the prototypes for the long-awaited, much-anticipated, new millennium c yclops !—Barry Cooney, Escondido, CA — Surprisingly, the only thing that doomed the BugEye off-road touring vehicle was that no provision was made for windshield wipers, definitely a requirement for heavyduty off-road travel. The first production machine ended its days as a ride at Wild Waves Water Park and the second production item was used in Star Wars Episode 1 as Jar Jar Binks personal transport. The scenes it appeared in unfortunately ended up on the cutting room floor and did not appear in the movie. Terry Moore, via e - mail The winner of this month's sureto-be-collectible 1/18 scale model courtesy of USAppraisal is Dave Scagnell with his "NASA oberver" interpretation of this month's Mystery Photo, and an honorable mention to Bob Lynn's evolutionary explanantion.—ED. • Sports Car Market


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"...MM."- From Grand Classics to Twin Stripes of Smoking Rubber 1965 Shelby GT 350 Chassis number: SFM5SW226 i i, he marriage between Carroll Shelby and the Ford Motor Company began in early 1965 when Ford wanted to take a shot at the performance market dominated by GM's Corvette. Unveiled by Shelby on January 27, 1965, the modified Mustang fastback had a few subtle exterior changes: a fiberglass hood with functional scoop, a clean-looking grille and a tri-colored running horse on the driver's side ofthe grille. All Shelbys in 1965 were Wimbledon White, with a blue GT 350 side stripe below the door. Le Mans stripes running down the center of the body were available as a dealer option. The interior was available in black only and featured a roll bar and a flat-rimmed, three-spoke wooden steering wheel. A special instrument panel in the center of the dash held a large oil-pressure gauge and tachometer. The GT 350 also featured competition seat belts. A special aluminum intake manifold increased the solid-lifter, HiPo 289's horsepower from 271 to 306. Exhaust from the Tri-Y headers exited in front of the rear wheels. All '65 Shelbys had Borg-Warner T10 four-speeds with 9" Detroit "No-Spin" differentials. Extensive suspension work was a GT 350 hallmark, with a large front stabilizer bar, special steering box, lowered front lower A-frames, Koni shocks and traction bars. The front section was stiffened considerably with an export brace and a Monte Carlo bar. The battery was relocated to the trunk for improved weight distribution on the first 300 cars. The GT 350 pictured has all matching numbers, with history documented in the Shelby American World Registry. It has undergone an extremely thorough nut-and-bolt restoration by one of the top Shelby restoration shops in the country. It recently finished second in the Shelby Nationals and sports an R-type racing front air dam. (Original chrome bumpers are included in the sale.) Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  More desirable than the considerably more common 1966 models, this pristine '65 Shelby GT 350 represents the best of American muscle car engineering at the time. The car described here sold for a high bid of $68,200, including commission, at the RM Classic Car Auction held in Amelia Island, Florida, March 11, 2000. Under the banner of "Total Performance," Ford was hell-bent to July, 2000  Club  Alternatives  Web site  Plate on inner left front fender Left front engine block, below ignition coil SAAC, Box 788, Sharon, CT 06069; saac@li.com Chevrolet Corvette Z06, lightweight Jaguar XICE become the performance car manufacturer in 1965. General Motors had (again) withdrawn their official support of motor racing, netting the 427 Galaxie forty-eight wins in NASCAR competition that year Even the mom-and-pop Fairlane was available with a Hi-Po 289, but it was the Mustang that shook up the competition in the showrooms and the race track with over 500,000 cars sold that year Only 35% of the Mustangs built had a six-cylinder engine. Clearly, performance was the name of the game and Ford upped the ante with the group of fastbacks shipped to Shelby for "treatment." Priced at almost $2,000 more than a box-stock Mustang 2+2, the GT 350 wasn't a cheap pony, but even at $500 more than a '65 Corvette (with fuel injection), Ford easily sold all the cars built, with a view of bigger production numbers in 1966. It is interesting that Ford did not seek out homologation or SCCA approval for the coupe or fastback in '65. A clever move, allowing Shelby to submit the cars in GT 350 guise as production sports cars and not sedans. This allowed the Shelbys to have a go at the "B Production" Corvettes, something they couldn't have done as sedans. Results? Three B Production championships on the track and buyers who were willing to spend more than the price of a '65 Corvette fuelie just to have a replica of Shelby's white racer Today, this is still true with top-notch, restored cars valued at $65,000, tidy, wellpreserved cars at $55,000 and tired street cars at $40-45,000. This car, described by the SCM auction reporter as condition 1, would be hard to duplicate with the scarcity of GT 350s currently on the market. Its second place at the Shelby Nationals shows that this car passed the scrutiny of the SAAC judges as genuine and proper. This GT 350 was a fair deal, and a 1965-1970 562 (1965 models) $4,547 $45,000-60,000 $250 $14 www.saac.com good investment, at the purchase price of $68,200.—Michael Duffey (Photo and description courtesy of the auction company)• American Classifieds are located on page 85. 71


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The Appraiser's Corner Excerpts from Actual Appraisals by Steve Cram 1931 Ford Model A UPS Delivery Truck #215 Odometer: 00633 (odometer reset at restoration) Exterior color: Black to fenders, UPS dark brown Interior color: Black vinyl to driver's seat and wood Equipment: Ford 200 CID L-head 4-cylinder engine, 40-50 bhp, manual transmission, wire wheels, side view mirrors, fold-out windshield, wipers, horn. UPS-built delivery carriage including sliding door and special rear windows, side curved paneling, aftermarket 6-volt alternator to replace original generator, aftermarket stainless steel water pump, right side mount with special metal cover, running boards to UPS specs, UPS plaque mounted inside with regulations. Condition: Using the traditional rating scale of 1 to 5 for collector cars (1, mint/show/perfect; 2, very good; 3, good; 4, fair; 5, poor/rough and 6 for unredeemable junk or parts), this commercial vehicle sports a nut-and-bolt restoration and is in #1 condition. With two logical mechanical updates, some fussy judges might find fault and ding a perfect score; however, the appraiser, who also judges many shows, would not. This vehicle should receive high 90s at most shows that accept commercial vehicles. It is the only 1931 UPS van known to the appraiser. Exterior: Very good physical specimen taken to bare metal with all refurbishments necessary and originals that go with the unit. No rust or impacts now. #1 paint job done to UPS specs. Brightwork in #1 order; front and rear bumpers show no entanglements, grille is also #1, replacement Boyce Moto-meter. Wire wheels in #1 order, tires very good to excellent. Top redone carefully in ribbed vinyl to replace original canvas material which is no longer available, #1. Interior: Completely restored to match rest of vehicle; dash is #1 with all instruments functioning as they should. All systems operate, all #1. Framing in wood completely redone using highquality materials only (includes special oval rear windows). Cabinetry everywhere in this vehicle is #1. Engine compartment: Detailed for show. Cooling system #1, same for all body wiring. Simplicity of the design allows detailed inspection. Undercarriage: Detailed for show and in #1 shape. Aftermarket items include alternator, stainless steel water pump and battery connector, all in #1 condition. Mechanics: Everything rebuilt to #1 status: engine, transmission, rear end, etc. Unit started quickly, warmed up perfectly and tested out #1 in all tests made. History: The Model A was introduced in the late '20s as the successor to the immortal Model T. This better edition proved to be just as popular. However, even hot-selling Ford Model A passenger production figures show the ugly trends of the early '30s. 1930: 1,261,053 units produced. 1931: 626,579 in the middle of the Great Depression. Commercial model As were available from a host of constructors but never seriously collected (due to their size and cost) until recently. Unfortunately, most examples are butchered beyond redemption. While the market for this vehicle is thin, it is the only one this appraiser has seen restored to this level. It's a special truck, and will require a special buyer to achieve top dollar. Appraised value: $50,000-75,000 SCM welcomes appraisals by other appraisers. Portions of appraisals presented here may be changed for editorial and privacy purposes. Please send appraisals to "Appraiser's Corner," 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215. All submissions subject to editing. 72  Send your stories (maximum 200 words) and photo to "Our Cars," SCM, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215 or e-mail: copyed@sportscarmarket.com. 1989 Bentley Turbo R rocket would do. Owner: Dave Kinney, Great Falls, VA Purchase price and date: $37,275, May 22, 1999 Mileage since purchase: 3,000 Recent work: Replaced non-original Sony AM/FM cassette radio and broken ten-CD changer with equally non-original Alpine indash AM/FM/CD for a whopping $292.55 installed. Brake hydraulic system repairs, oil change, State inspection, Craftsman Automotive, Falls Church, VA, $583.08. Having long coveted a Turbo R, I finally succumbed at the 1999 Raleigh, North Carolina, Kruse/Leith Auction. The wife of the auction sponsor, a North Carolina super-dealer with some ten or twelve new-car franchises, used the Bentley daily. As a professional appraiser, I generally have confidence in my skills when it comes to evaluating a car. However, when it was my own nearly-fortylarge that I was spending, I found myself going weak in the knees (and/or wallet) as I raised my paddle. The car books out at $43,750-52,500, with $7,000-8,000 deducted for TMU: True Miles Unknown. Hoping that that this was a driven but well-maintained car, I took the plunge. I had a fun 250-mile ride home in an untested car with no license plates on the proverbial dark and stormy night. When leaving the auction, my timid "what if they throw me in jail" driving style quickly morphed into the feeling of "I am one with my car; we are bonded, I am now one of the Bentley Boys" as I learned what this big and heavy (6,300 lb.) land It is fast, it is forgiving, and it absolutely has the right mix of speed and intimidation to make left-lane hogs move right. I bought the Turbo to use it, not to be a garage queen. And it has been used. My wife Stella and I have twice taken it on 300-mile round trips to the beach in Delaware, and we used it in our annual pilgrimage to Hershey for the AACA car show in October. I have taken it on numerous other trips and errands. It's perfect for going out to dinner with another couple (although I can no longer get away with tipping the valet just a dollar—it's at least $10 and usually $20 in the Bentley). We've done more airport pick-ups and drop-offs than I can remember, causing everyone to wonder what dot.com mogul is coming to Great Falls. This Turbo isn't afraid of the car wash, gobbles up two-lane roads like a rhinoceros on Viagra, lets me look rich for cheap and all round just makes me happy. Isn't that what it's all about? 1960 Harley-Davidson Sportster XLCH Owner: Bill Neill, Portland, Oregon Purchase price and date: $4,200, March 28, 2000 Mileage since purchase: 200 (estimated, odometer broken) Recent work: Removed sissy bar, replaced aftermarket king/queen seat with stock seat (included in purchase). Changed oil, spark plugs. I have always been curious about old Sportsters, and wondered what they would be like to own and ride. Finally I found one Sports Car Market


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Auction 101 Part 6 of an Insider s Look at an Auction Finding Bargains at Auction by "Fairly Honest" Bob LeFlufr C an you get a bargain at a collector car auction? Absolutely, but it may not be the bargain you really wanted. I am certain that if you go to the Barrett-Jackson auction or any one of the multi-day American sales, with a large wad of money, and you attend from the opening ceremonies to the closing bell, you can flat-out steal, on average, five cars. Now, to do this you have to avoid the bidder bar, to keep your own counsel and take your own advice, and you probably have to bid on fifty or seventy-five cars, but it can be done, if you are diligent. At every one of these sales, there are huge bargains to be had but you really have to work at it like a professional. In smaller sales bargains are more plentiful, but the quality and significance of the cars is lower, so the bargains are less certain. I suppose there is a bargain price for a rusty 1954 Ford four-door sedan; it is just that the bargain price is hard to distinguish from zero, and most people won't give their car away, no matter how much it costs to tow it home. Leaving aside the country sale with a few cars in it and returning to the larger venues, you have to look for the true deals. Sometimes they are late at night, sometimes early in the morning, or late Sunday afternoon when everyone else has gone home. Sometimes they are bargains because they are the wrong car in the wrong place, a pre-war Lagonda in Scottsdale, or a later-model Ferrari at Auburn. Sometimes they are bargains because a vendor is desperate, sometimes it is a great deal because own and ride. Finally I found one that seemed to be in decent shape. I drove up to Seattle to purchase it and brought it back in a friend's pickup truck. It was reputed to have been owned by a steel worker most of its life, and garaged. It appears to be stock except for air cleaner, headlight, extended forks and straight pipes. The chrome on the oil tank, clutch cover, shocks and other parts is getting very thin. Original features (or non-features) include drum brakes, no turn signals, no battery, magneto ignition and kick start only. Everyone says old Sportsters with magnetos are difficult to start when cold. I have learned how true this is—but at least the calf muscle on my right leg is starting to get real definition. Once it's running, it is a loud nuisance, but fun to ride. Compared to my other bikes, a '75 Laverda 750 SF2 and a '76 BMW 75/6, the Harley is crude, kind of a John Wayne Fort Apache tough guy compared to a Toshiro Mifune Seven Samurai sophisticated smoothie. It draws comments when it's parked and waves from other bikers on the road. You see a lot of July, 2000  new Harleys out there, ridden by guys wearing brand-new leathers with fringes and conchos. When I pull up behind them in my primitive Sportster, they seem a little worried—as though one of the Hell's Angels is coming to get them for being a poseur. My Sportster isn't fast, it doesn't handle or stop, and it's hard to start. Which makes it kind of like any number of vintage sports cars. Impractical, but great fun. • Coming next month in SCM: Three auctions in Monaco... Barrett-Jackson/Coys, Poulain Le Fur/Sotheby's, Brooks Europe • Profiles: 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750, 1973 Porsche RSR 2.8 Carrera • Affordable Classics: 1965 Mustang Convertible • Comprehensive Quarterly Price Guides Our photo, your caption. Be the author of the most accurate, most creative or most provocative response and receive a genuine, highly desirable, sure-to-be-collectible-someday 1/18 scale collector car model courtesy of USAppraisal. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503/252-5854. e-mail: copyed@sportscarmarket.com; snailmail: Mystery, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215-1429. 73 no one at that sale on that day knows what the car is, like the 1973 Carrera RS lightweight I saw in a California auction last fall. Sometimes, it is as though everyone else in the tent is asleep except for one smart bidder, and he buys the car really right. Thirty minutes later he is turning down offers for $5,000 more than he paid, and patting himself energetically on the back. Different circumstances create these opportunities, but unfortunately, to achieve the happy outcome I've described, you have to be very knowledgeable about the collector car market worldwide and willing to buy on price, not on dreams. Dealers clearly have the advantage here, both from awareness of the market and from their willingness to buy with their heads and not their hearts. Now, most of the dealers I know love these old cars at least as much their customers do, so objectivity is not certain in that community all of the time either, but theoretically, mind should beat passion in that scenario at least. What is certain is the bigger the event, the harder you are going to have to work to steal a car. When a collecting icon like a perfectly restored 289 Cobra appears on the block at Christie's Pebble Beach, it's not really the place to start trying to steal the car. In that situation, watch the rich guys duke it out to see who can pay the most above market. Then book your airline ticket to the next regional RM or Kruse sale, be the first one at the event and the last one to leave, and chances are good you'll bring home a bargain. • USAppraisal MONTHLY MYSTERY PHOTO Response Deadline August 1, 2000


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Offerte e Rkhieste di Alfa Romeo Photos SELL CARS! Mini-Photo with classified ad, only $30 per month! INCLUDES INTERNET POSTING! Regulartext classified only $15 per month. Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! Seethe classified orderform on page 88. 58 GIULIETTA SPIDER, 750 Series, 90% rust-free CA car, needs restoration, $3,900. 303-388-9788. CO 59 2000 SPYDER, 4-cyl, 5-spd, red w/black interior and top, bucket seats, chrome wheel discs, rebuilt engine, $10,900. Chicago Car Exchange, 847-680-1950. FAX 847680-1961 IL 60 SPYDER, nice condition, $10,750. 618-222-1122. IL 60 SPRINT SPECIALE, AR1012000239. Complete bare metal restoration; no rust or bondo, new chrome, Rosso Rubino with new gray leather w/red piping, new Pirellis, new rubber hoses, window & door seals, new suspension bushings and shocks, mechanically excellent, newly rebuilt Veloce engine, original block also available, 72,000 miles, great driving car, $27,000 OBO. 407-876-8860. FL 61 Giulietta Sprint Speciale project, roller, some work completed, many NOS, used spares, must sell, $5,750 OBO. 425-985-4259. WA 63 GIULIA SPIDER, concours restoration, 1600cc dual Webers, $20,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847-247-0447. IL 64 GIULIA SPRINT GT, red, restored, top condition, 1600cc Veloce $11,500. Ron, 215-297-8579. PA 64 2600 COUPE, solid car, running when parked 6 months ago. Huge 6 cylinder engine, 90% of body work done, leather interior, $2,500. Bill Longley, 404-364-8090. GA 65 TZ1, #096, excellent condition, own one of the most beautiful race cars ever, $189,000. 949-650-2690. CA 66 GTA, street version, very original, never raced, 31K miles, $38,000. 248-437-3833. MI 66 GTV, red/black, 1750 engine, Webers, Mille Miglia wheels, Yokohama, very well maintained, $7,500. 617666-3953. MA 67 DUETTO, red w/black interior, owned 23yrs, excellent condition, 1750 engine, lots of spares, $12,000. Diehl Jones, 910-484-2306. 910-484-6364.NC 67 1600 DUETTO, cream w/black interior, no rust, rebuilt engine, very nice car $10,000. 636-239-6781. MO 67 SPIDER JUNIOR, silver/black, this is a nice 2 owner car, only 85K miles, full documentation and some spare parts, great driver or easy restoration to show condition $9,500. 508-359-1080. MA 67 ALFA GIULIA SUPER, CA (black plate) orig silver. Incredible core, rust-free and bead blasted to bare metal to prove it, trim & glass is excellent, car is finished in primer and rolling, call for details, $3,200. Peter Steilberg, 206-467-2641. WA 69 DUETTO BOATTAIL, disassembled, restoration ready, part out or complete, $3,000. 330-562-5010. OH 69 DUETTO CONVERTIBLE, very nice condition, 85K original miles, white with black interior, $7,950. Gullwing Motor, 718-545-0500. FAX 718-545-1308 NY 69 DUETTO, TX car, drk green, restored, rare BWA alloys, covered headlights, detailed engine compartment, lots of work done, located in southern CA $9,800. 310-399-6938. CA 69 GTV 1750, Euro car w/Webers, very good body and excellent mechanical condition, drive home, $6,500. 718875-2971. NY 71 BERLINA, green w/tan interior, 300 miles on fresh Euro spec 2L engine, Webers, euro cams etc, rebuilt trans, $3,000. 714-898-2945. CA 71 GTV, 22K original miles, excellent condition, no rust, stellar blue, black interior $12,500. Paul, 724-449-9999 days. 412-487-7492 eves,wkds. PA 74 GTV, dual Dell'ortos, Cromodora alloys, factory air, red w/black interior, new exhaust, Konis, drives great, spare engine (hi-po) and gearbox available separately $8,500. 313-278-8461. MI 74 GTV, red exterior, Konis, h/d suspension, Michelin MX4, new seats, strong engine, recent FI rebuild, authenticity maintained, $6,200. 805-545-9190. CA 76 ALFETTA GT, red/black interior, pristine original condition, 29K miles, $5,500. 773-777-6807. IL 77 Spider 2000 Iniezione, recent white paint, black interior, very good condition, 1 owner, 42K km $6,000. 403243-1984. 403-275-4063.CANADA AB 77 lightweight Spyder, covered headlight model, full shankle mods, ex-Henniger, red, beige leather, a beautiful high-performance street car, $7,500 OBO. Walt, 949-2506363. CA 78 SPIDER, drk blue with black interior, very good condition, no rust, southern CA car, $3,000. 714-898-2945. CA 78 SPIDER, 5-spd, 68K miles, original rust-free CA car, new canvas top, original paint, $2,900. 310-371-4663. CA 79 Alfetta Sprint Veloce coupe, 4-cylinder, 5-spd, red w/ tan cloth, wood wheel, sunroof, ph, 77K miles, $5,000. Car Exchange, 847-680-1950. FAX 847-680-1961 IL 79 ALFETTA GT, excellent condition, driven daily, low miles, clean body, $2,350. 912-377-6307. GA 79 SPIDER, rebuilt, restored, red with tan interior, no rust ever, extra body parts, frame, panels, chrome, etc. 8,800 orig. miles, excellent condition, $4,650 US$. 250-362-7177. CANADA BC 79 VELOCE, red/black, 61,000 miles, good condition, $4,500. 610-651-2878. PA 84 GTV6, new mechanicals, Sperry IV heads, 164S cams, full #1,14 #,LFA ri1/4Rls - Jon Norman's ALFA PARTS V New, extremely competitive "value pricing" on all parts. V Over 20 years of Alfa experience. Street & race. V 1300, 1600, 1750, 2000, V6 - we know them all V ORDERS WILL NOT GET LOST & YOU WILL GET THE RIGHT PART THE FIRST TIME! In California, call: 1-800-890-ALFA (2532) or 510-525-9435 Fax: 510-525-9519 74  750-101-102-105-106-115-116-119-164 The largest stock in North America makes AR Ricambi your first choice for all your Alfa Romeo parts needs 41, Replacement Parts: Engine, drive line, sheet metal, glass, rubber. 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shankle suspension, new tires, straight, rust-free TX car, new paint, silver/black $7,000. Tom, 847-309-6841. IL 86 GTV6, red, 164S cams, reprogrammed computer, Jacobs coil/ignition, lowered, Ricambi springs/bumpers, Konis, Ansa, new tires, very good throughout, CA car in NC $5,500. 919-870-7542. NC 86 SPIDER VELOCE, complete drivetrain, rebuilt 1997, roll bar, track or street drive everyday, $4,000 OBO. 914276-0042. NY 86 SPYDER VELOCE, red/black leather, 36K miles, 1 owner, summer driven in VT only, showroom condition throughout, Momo mahogany steering and shift knob, $9,850. 973-376-0872. NJ 87 SPIDER VELOCE, rare champagne metallic w/tan leather interior and black top, 5-spd, a/c, pw, alloy wheels, AM-FM cassette stereo, 24K miles, excellent condition, $8,000 Firm. 607-754-4186 eves. NY 87 SPIDER VELOCE CONV, black/black leather, 5-spd, a/c, $4,900. Car Exchange, 847-680-1950. FAX 847-6801961 IL 88 MILANO VERDE, black Recaro interior, sunroof, 125K, recent timing belt, clutch, tires, $4,950. 800-882-6429. OH 88 SPIDER VELOCE, burgundy w/tan leather interior, tan soft top, 5-spd transmission, ale, AM-FM cassette stereo, factory alloy wheels, complete gauges, power windows & mirrors, extra clean, books & records, 60K miles $8,500. 212-226-7602. NY 88 SPYDER GRADUATE, red/tan, 50K miles, new top, serviced by a dealer, $7,000. Karam Automotive, 610-4299990. PA 91 164L 4-door, awesome Italian black leather and 4-door salon w/flawless silver, auto, every refinement, 65K cert 1 owner miles, $9,000. Charles, Schmitt & Co, Dlr, 314-3529100. MO 91 SPIDER, black/black, 32K orig miles, one owner, window sticker, 5-spd, $11,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847247-0447. IL 91 VELOCE SPIDER, white/tan, 43K, new top, orig miles, 5-spd, clean, $12,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847-2470447. IL Re"Originals  OEM Quality , 92 SPIDER VELOCE, green, 32K miles 5-spd, $10,500. 915-584-1074. TX 92 SPIDER VELOCE, red, tan interior, black soft top, 5speed transmission, a/c, AM-FM cassette stereo, factory alloys, power mirrors, clean throughout, 29K miles, $13,000. 212-226-7602. NY 92 SPIDER VELOCE, white w/tan leather & suede interior, 54K mls, 2nd owner of orig FL car, brought to VT 3 yrs ago for summer cruising only. Unique auto trans model, a/c, pw, alloy wheels, new top, ctr muffler, all maintenance up to snuff, alfacarucc@aol.com (Frank in VT) $10,500 OBO, serious only. 802-660-2740. VT 93 SPIDER VELOCE CONV, rust-free AL car, clrk green w/black cony top, a/c, leather, power windows, air bag, 30K actual miles, $12,500 serious only. Tim Merrill, 256447-6611 Tim. 256-447-0004 Dean. AL 95 164, 45K miles, red, tan leather interior, 5-spd, sunroof, factory 12-CD changer, electric windows and door locks, original owner, all service from dealer, perfect condition, $20,000. 503-662-4297. OR LTTERATURE Manuals & Books for Alfa Romeo: Service manuals, Parts manuals, Owners manuals, History Books; see www.books4cars.com 248-357-4640 or 888-380-9277 toll free. MI PARTS 36 DCD Weber, new $625.00, 8/41 Ring-pinion set, new $600.00, AutoDelta C/R gears and cluster set, orig wrap, 750 veloce parts DCO carbs, intake manifold complete, head, block, Giulia steering wheel, no cracks, V6 $125.00, 105 sump complete, new $200.00. 330-864-8863. OH DUNLOP FREN-DO, genuine brake pad set, Kit #VB09747/PD for Giulia Dunlop discs, in original box, $160.00; Handbrake pad set, suit Giulia TZ in original box, $130.00 all $ Australian currency plus postage. PO BOX 1324 Beenleigh, Qld. 4207, AUSTRALIA G.Campbell. 61-7-3807-6444, 61-7-3807-1929 fax. • Mr. Kerb continued from page 14 paper clip." Ghia got my "practical" rating. Just remember, as old Chuck Linford, a sales representative (now deceased) with Fantasy Junction in the '80s , used to say, "Some folks can screw up a Dear Mr. Kerb: I was having a laugh with a friend over his Austin-Healey 100-4. He really doesn't like to drive it with the top up because it is so hot inside. I told him that because the cars had lousy heaters, they probably decided to warm the occupants with engine heat. Also, the English climate might be cool enough that you really need the warmth when driving your 100. What do you think?—N.B., via e-mail Dear Mr. B: One time, while driving a 100- I'll bet that some high-tech, NASA-style heat insulation under the driver's feet might alleviate at least part of the heat. And to answer the rest of your question, I think that the nocost option of a toasty cockpit wasn't really part of the design package. If it was, the guys at General Motors copied the idea for the 1963 Corvette coupe. • 4, I really thought the floorboards were on fire. I was driving a left-hand-drive car and it occurred to me that most British machinery has its exhaust running down the left side, right underneath the driver of a LHD example. My guess is that if I had been driving a right-hand-drive Healey, the soles would have stayed glued to my sneakers. 12618 Craigwood Lane Cypress, TX 77429 NEW WINDSHIELDS FROM EUROPE! Duetto Alfa SS Montreal Apollo Laminated! DOT, TUV & ISO Approved! 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II 11111hf The Best Ferrari Vintage Racer at's the best way to race in the Ferrari Historic Challenge?" the caller asked. The American version of the very successful European Ferrari Historic challenge is sponsored in part by Ferrari of North America and features the best of America's vintage Ferrari racecars and their drivers in a "Ferrari only" series. "Best way to race" always translates into "What is the most competitive Ferrari eligible for the series and, of course, what has the lowest price?" The most competitive car at the lowest price is a seemingly mundane Michelotto 308. This 308 is a purebred race car literally built around a serial number, by Michelotto, for professional road and rally racing. These 308s feature an all-new and much lighter frame than a production 308; removal of all accessories that add weight to a street car; a highly modified 308 engine and gearbox; and Michelotto's highly modified Ferrari-based suspension. The bodies are fiberglass or metal and much lighter than a nor- mal 308 body. The 2-valve carbureted cars produce about 325 hp, mechanically injected 2-valves about 350 hp, and the 4-valve about 350 hp with much more torque. Net result is a 308 with an extra 100 "real" horsepower in a car that is 1,000 pounds lighter than a stock 308, with the brakes, suspension and safety features to match its new-found performance. Only a year ago these cars were available for well under $100,000. Now a good car will easily bring $150,000, an inexpensive seat for what has to be the best ride in a Ferrari vintage racer in the US. If you must have a V12, the logical choice is one of the many imitation competition Daytona "hot-rods" that have been built in the last 15 years. While these cars must be approved on an individual basis, and are accepted in the Ferrari Historic Challenge only on a year-to-year basis, they still provide massive bang for the buck. The best of the competition Daytona lookalikes were built by Garage Roelofs in Holland. They feature engines putting out an honest 450 hp with massive torque curves; much improved brakes; a modified rear suspension geometry giving compatible roll centers both fore and aft; a remanufactured transaxle case with much thicker walls; steel side plates on the transaxle; close-ratio gears; a "short ratio" ring and pinion; and far too many other features to list. By using modern technology, they offer performance that will easily surpass any of the factory-built competition Daytonas. They are available in the secondary market for about $150,000, basically the cost of the construction, body work, wheels, and parts. A bargain in today's Ferrari world. Yes, you can buy a SWB for $800,000 and have a far more desirable car, but after awhile you may get tired of watching the Michelotto 308s and "continuation" Daytona comp cars lap you.• We make leasing as simple as turning ; the key. FINANCIAL SERVICES Servint;r Your  Premier Si!!   Nilit C) - S Visit our Webs ite at lAiww.WhyNotLease.com 76  47 Sherman Hill Road Woodbury, CT 06798 203-267-7700 FAX: 203-267-7773 DEALER INQUIRIES WELCOME Sports Car Market


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Ferrans For Sale Photos SELL CARS! Mini-Photo with classified ad, only $30 per month! INCLUDES INTERNET POSTING. I Regulartext classified only $15 per month. Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! See the classified orderform on page 88. 52 212 EUROPA, s/n 0183 EL, a full history, rebodied by Carrozzeria Allegretti as a Touring Barchetta in '85, 3 4-barrel Wehers, has competed in numerous events, call for info $425,000. Fantasy Junction, 510653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 53 212 INTER VIGNALE, coupe, 170 hp, 5-spd, race ready, run in many Historic events, call for detailed info. $275,000. Garry Roberts, 949-650-2690. CA 55 250 EUROPA GT, s/n 0405 GT, very orig & well running car, serviced and clutch just done by Patrick Ottis, fitted w/ motor #1585 GT, spare inside plug motor may be purchased additionally, $275,000 without extra motor. Fantasy Junction, 510653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 59 Tour de France 14 louver dePortago style recreation (built on 250GT PF coupe chassis by Auto Sport Modena), cannot be told from orig, burg w/tan leather, fantastic, $195,000. Motor Classic, 914-9979133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY 61 250 GTE, 2nd Series prototype, featured in all Ferrari books, bllablk, exc orig car w/ new paint & rebuilt mechanicals, super nice, $50,000 OBO. Walt, 949-250-6363. CA 62 250 GTO, accurate reproduction, alloy body, street/track, exc cond, cost $400K, $16,000 trade. 602-377-1197 days. 480661-7766 eves. AZ 63 400 SUPER AMERICA, cabriolet, 4241SA, red/cream, one owner (other then museum), perfect orig cond, needs no restoration, factory hardtop $475,000. 334-2774260. AL 64 250LM, #6045, ex-Bill Harrah, FIA paper work, completely restored, ready to run the histories, $950,000. 310-6521300. CA 64 LUSSO, red w/tan leather, zero miles on service & fresh paint, immaculate, drives beautifully, $150,000. John Levy, Dlr, 954493-5211. FL 65 330 GT 2+2, dual headlights, restored condition, new red finish, black interior, fresh engine, Borrani wires, very nice, $40,000. Monte Shelton, 503-224-3232. OR 66 330 GT 2+2, single headlight coupe, an extremely straight, clean example, showroom condition throughout, red/blk, no disappointments, $39,500. Bob T., 207282-6161. ME 67 275 GTB/4, red w/blk leather, factory power windows, wire wheels, a beauty, $315,000. John Levy, Dlr, 954-493-5211. FL 67 275 GTB/4, red w/blk leather, restored, orig books & tools, fresh correct Michelin tires, Borrani wire wheels, $339,000. 858622-1600. CA 68 330 GTC, factory a/c, Borrani wire wheels, ice blue/blk, magnificent throughout, $93,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954-5229900. FL 69 DAYTONA COUPE, red/blk w/red in serts, non-plexi, correct no headrest, wires, wood steering wheel, $95,000. Forza, 860350-1140. FAX 860-350-1148 CT 72 246 GTS, exc body, new leather seats and carpets, superb driver, CA car, removable top, a/c, Rosso Rubino Metallizzato with a new beautiful blk leather interior, US model $67,000. 949-650-4719. CA 72 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA, red/tan, new paint, leather, carpeting, dash, new Borranis, rebuilt engine and gearbox, $139,500. Motor Classic, 914-997-9133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY 72 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA, blk/tan, 34K July, 2000  miles, Strahman conversion, Borranis, from the Mel Blanc collection, superb driver, SI 59,000. Motor Classic, 914-997-9133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY 72 365 GTC/4, red/blk, US car, very nice rust-free example, 57K miles, solid mechanically & sounds wonderful, $58,500. Dlr, 303-730-7340. CO 72 365 GTC/4 SPYDER, conversion, red w/blk interior, reinforced chassis, seat roll protection, $80,000. Weinstein Auto, Dlr, 304-624-4102 days. 304-842-2206 eves/ wkend. WV 72 365 GTS/4, Daytona Spyder, factory Spyder, red/blk, 23K miles, very nice, $375,000. Edward Fallon, Barrett-Jackson, 602-273-0791. FAX 602-244-1538 AZ 72 NART COMPETITION, Daytona Spyder, one-off alloy body by Michelotti, fastest Daytona ever at LeMans, converted to street by John Mecom, 6K mi, 98 point cond, ready for street or race, $485,000. 334277-4260. AL 73 246 GTS, orig fly yellow w/blk & tan interior, US car, a/c, pw, 48K miles, thoroughly sorted and ready to tour display, $70,000. 207-283-1764. ME 73 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA, restored by past collector Bill DeCarr, dk red w/blk leather, Borranis and tools, an extremely beautiful late model example, $116,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 74 246 GTS DINO SPYDER, 15K miles, flares & chairs, correct & complete with books & tools, Rosso Cordoba, wine leather, fantastic car, $93,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954-522-9900. FL 74 246 GTS DINO, chairs and flares, pino verde/tan, FCA class winner, superb throughout, $95,000. 412-881-9205. FAX 412-881-9204 PA 77 308 GTB, 17-inch Speedline wheels, P-Zeros, Tubi exhaust, Sony CD, services done, 34K original miles, red/tan, runs great, good orig car, new battery, $29,500 OBO. Chris, 973-593-0069 days only. NJ 77 512 BB, blk/tan leather interior and good dash, great condition, tools and books, stock and aftermarket wheels 78 400 GT, red/blk, a stunning car that needs a new house, a real 4 cam, 6 weber, 5-speed car, that runs with the best at FOC events, trades considered +$. 909-6864937. CA 78 400 GT, silver/blk interior, 5-spd, 1 of approx 300 made, very nice condition, $27,500. 413-536-3363 eves. MA 78 308 GTS, red/tan, well serviced, strong running example, $29,000. Forza, 860-3501140. FAX 860-350-1148 CT 79 308 GTB, red w/blk leather, 45K miles, absolutely beautiful, trans makes noise, needs synchro but has all the parts to repair, $24,500. Gullwing Motor, 718-5450500. FAX 718-545-1308 NY 79 308 GTB, (USA), triple blk, all books, records, tools, beautiful car, 21K miles, $32,000. 904-280-9459. FL 79 308 GTS, street car converted to race car, built dry sump motor, full roll cage, 16" wheels, full race suspension, Konis, etc, 2,700 pound car, very fast and reliable, $42,000. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT 79400, 137 km, blk w/tan, 12cyl, a/t, a/c, s/ r, very sharp, VA state inspected, $23,500. Roger, Dlr, 703-538-4388. DC $66,500. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA là We would like to thank our many loyal customers who have now made us the largest independent Ferrari service and restoration facility in Los Angeles. In order to meet the demand from our word-of-mouth new customers we have added yet another service bay Our staff of service technicians has a cumulative 80+ years experience to offer for your Ferrari service and restoration needs. Stop by and see what the finest, fairest, and friendliest Ferrari service looks like, or call Mike Fenison, our service manager, to schedule your next Ferrari service. GT Motors  Glendale, CA. TEL (818) 546-2971  FAX (818) 546-2812 77 79 400A, red/blk, 34K mi, exceptionally clean Weber carburetor car, exc cosmetics-, runs perfect, $24,000 OBO. 616-224-2176 days. 616-942-0933 eves. MI c xc cond, $69,000. 310-274-7440.  FAX 310-274-9809 CA 79 512 BB, red/blk, 24K mi, all releases, build, carbs, w/jp, clutch, cold a/c, CA car, all smog equip on and working, runs well, orig books and tools, $25,600. 713-6820370. TX 79 DINO 308 GT4, sunroof, blue/red, o ed 15  s, 'list completed top end reYr  80 308 GTB, 6,200 mi, complete, recent restoration, toration, perfect, $40,000. 760-9461515. CA • 80 308 GTB, red/tan, rare Berlinetta, only 32K mi, major servicejust completed, a great car, $31,500 trade welcome. Dlr, 417-8318080. MO 80 4001, rare 5-spd, blue/cream, only 23K miles, EPA/DOT, $31,000. Forza, 860-3501140. FAX 860-350-1148 CT 81 308 GTS, charcoal w/red leather, 11K miles, runs and looks excellent, books and tools, $30,000. Octagon Auto, 717-2440669. PA 81 308 GTSI, 29K orig miles, red/tan, CO car, nice and pampered, $37,500. Dale, 405631-4447 days. 405-691-3744 eves. OK 81 308 GTSI, red w/blk Boxer trim, blk interior, well serviced car, $31,000. Forza, 860-350-1140. FAX 860-350-1148 CT 82 308 GTB COUPE, red/tan leather, 43K m i, nice car, $29,500. Ooley & Blackburn, 317-575-8686. IN 85 308 GTS, red/tan, just 8,900 miles and looks it, excellent interior, beautiful paint, fresh service w/new cam belts, collector quality,email: Italycars@aol.com $41,500. Steve Ahlgrim, 770-457-5219. FAX 770-936-9392 GA 89 328 GTS, red/tan, a great looking southern car, complete w/books, tools and jack kit, AM-FM & CD, fresh cam belts, 53,500 miles, email: Italycars@aol.com, $40,500. Steve Ahlgrim, 770-457-5219. FAX 770-936-9392 GA ARTS F355 Spare Parts Catalogue and 1995 F355 US version Press Kit w/slides $200.00 for both. F355 front rim 7-1/2" X 18" w/Pirelli tire $500.00. 6-speed shift knob-$50.00. Sbdann@aol.com 805-9642090 PH/FAX. CA Leroy Neiman original sketch. Rene Arnoux at the Dallas Grand Prix. Wonderful piece. $2,900. 328 GTS Owner's pouch and complete contents, $425.00, email:Italycars@aol.com Steve Ahlgrim, 770-457-5219. FAX 770-936-9392 GA WANTED 84 512 BOXER WANTED, Must be solid red, tan interior, low mileage, original undamaged non-repainted condition, mechanically sound at a reasonable price. Will also consider a 71/72 Daytona red/ tan with most of the above qualifications. Call or fax George, 631-323-1234.* GT MOTORS has expanded agai • _ . . ri


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  Etceterini at Friends Market Place Photos SELL CARS! Mini-Photo with classified ad, only $40 per month! INCLUDES INTERNET POSTING! Regulartextclassified only $15 per month. Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! Seethe classified orderform on page 88. BIZZARRINI 65 5300 STRADA, nicest in the world, 100 point car, partially restored in Italy, serious only, expensive, 310-371-4663. CA CISITALIA 55 808 XF CONVERTIBLE, Vignale bodied, 1 off concept car w/factory installed Ford T-bird running gear, originally delivered to Henry Ford Jr, complete, unrestored, drives, $78,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA FIAT 51 TOPOLINO COUPE CONV, 10k orig kms, grey, show car, a collector's dream car, $8,500 call for info. 215-540-9400. PA 60 1500 SPIDER, twin cam, red w/black leather interior, no rust ever, $10,000. 636239-6781. MO 62 JOLLY 600, coral, wicker seat, chrome rails, orig Ghia, beautiful floors, well restored, desirable 600 model, new canvas top, redone wicker, $30,000. Vintage, 941355-6500. FL 67 DINO, white, new seats, Michelins, fresh service, overall good example, $25,000 OBO. 770-986-0007 days. 404257-1013 eves. GA 79 ROADSTER 2-SEAT, frame very good, dented fenders, excellent mechanicals, 77/ k miles, recent top, needs bodywork and paint, $2,000 delivery avail. 419-6662440. OH ISO 67 ISO GRIFO, blue/pumpkin, 54K mil, 327-365 hp, T-10 4-spd, good cosmetics, totally rebuilt mechanicals including blueprinted, balanced engine, new clutch, brakes, suspension, etc, $38,000. 310-2747440. FAX 310-274-9809 CA 67 ISO RIVOLTA, handsome coachwork by Bertone, Borrani ww, 4-spd trans and strong running, solid lifter 327 cu in highperformance V8, good cond, $12,800. Motorcar Gallery, 954-522-9900. FL 67 ISO RFVOLTA, 327-300 hp, 4-spd, air, restored Borranis, new interior, shocks, windshield, front end, radiator, half shafts, black w/black interior. exc. cond $21,000 OBO. Mike, 800-422-4123. AZ 69 ISO GRIFO, factory high-performance 327 cid Chevrolet, 4-spd, a/c, Borrani ww, 33K mil, exc cond $44,500. Motorcar gallery, 954-522-9900. FL 71 ISO RIVOLTA LELE, rare, exotic, hand built w/factory installed Ford 351 Cleveland motor, very uncommon w/factory 5spd, one of only 260 made in the complete production run, $21,500. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206-4676532 WA LAMBORGHINI 65 400 GT 2-SEATER, very clean, 16Km, orig inside and out, silver/blk interior, rare car, $75,000 OBO. 858-756-6332. CA 67 400 CT 2+2, beautiful full restoration, red w/tan leather, drives great, $50,000. Hyman Ltd, 314-524-6000. FAX 314-5240340 MO 67 ESPADA, blk/tan, beautiful and correct new interior, tri-eared knock-offs, much effort expended on car, $25,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-6539754 CA 70 ESPADA, blk/blk, Series II CA car with 28K miles, a great car inside and out with Miura wheels, tools, $31,500. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-6539754 CA 70 ISLERO S, red w/grey and black interior, 250 km on rebuilt engine, exc cond, $50,000. 636-239-6781. MO 71 ESPADA SERIES H, V12, 43K mi, red/ tan, recent paint, new front seats, reliable, recent work, receipts, a bargain $25,000. 805-541-0120 eves. CA 73 ESPADA SERIES III, brown w/green leather, 17K miles, a/c, 5-spd, well sorted, 3rd owner car, all records from new, tools, see pictures at: www.cmf-enterprises.com $35,000. 203-324-3219. CT 73 ESPADA 53, brown/green, 17K mi, exc mechanicals and leather, paint okay, tools, all records since new, $35,000. Chris, 203324-3219. CT 74 ESPADA, in factory orange w/tan, only 34K mi, orig owner, in great cond, $34,400 offers. Vintage Car Store, 914-358-0500. NY 86 COUNTACH, US injected model w/exc service records, blk over tan, great condition with rear wing and CD player, 18K well maintained mi, $78,500 trades wel- come. Motorcars International, 417-83 19999. FAX 417-831-8080 MO 87 COUNTACH, 4-valve, downdraft, 1 of 11 US factory cars w/Weber carbs, rare chance to own, red w/tan leather, no expense spared mechanical and cosmetic restoration just completed, $95,500 OBO. Bob, 678-296-7785. GA 88 JALPA 3.5, only 3,700 mi, white/red leather, new in every way, $46,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954-522-9900. FL 94 DIABLO VT, red/tan leather w/red piping, only driven 13K mi, rear wing, chrome wheels and remote CD, $139,500 trades welcome. Premier Sportscars, 417-8316065. MO 95 DIABLO VT, red w/blk, CD, factory warranty, only 3,200 miles, like new, $147,500 LANCIA 57 B24S AURELIA CONV, V6, transaxle, gorgeous restoration in dk red w/tan leather, Nardi dual Weber setup, Borrani wires, superb cond, 1 of 472 built, $85,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 61 FLAIVIINIA TOURING, convertible, 2.5 litre alum V6, transaxle, Superleggera alum. body , new exhaust system, front subframe, maroon leather, complete, orig, needs top, paint, call for info 703-534-5015. VA 62 FLAMINIA SS ZAGATO, undergoing high quality restoration, $60,000. Cosmo- Donl hesitate to buy cars in Europe! It doesn't take more than a phone call to have them professionally shipped to you. Contact the specialist in Europe! Phone: +41 31 888 14 24 Fax:  • 78  e-mail:carlog@packimpex.ch oar logistics +41318881425 www.maseratinet.coni -.1/4 APP- MASERAT110, "16  11--■ SINCE 1976 et lie INTERN Ail°. Factory recognized. 1,3/40' Join the world's largest Maserati support group, with more than 3,500 members from 39 countries. 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politan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206467-6532 WA 65 FLAMINIA SS ZAGATO, nice proper, numbers matching car, 2.8 3C, blue w/crimson, runs well, $40,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206-4676532 WA 72 FULVIA ZAGATO 1600, low orig miles, beautiful interior, unrestored, $17,500. Cosmopolitan Motor, 206-4676531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 76 SCORPION, restorable, blue, parked 5 yrs, runs and drives, $750. 307-2377359. WY 76 runs, needs TLC, recently relocated, need to sell, $2,700. 626-296-3450. CA 77 HPE BETA, 5-spd, CA car, orig red color, tan leather interior, the car is 100% rust and dent free, good running and driving, $2,000 delivery possible. 510-2237007. CA 77 SCORPION, straight, $5,000. 626296-3450. CA 79 ZAGATO, blk/gold, 54K, auto, needs windshield and interior, $750. 4 19-8720114 8-10pm EDT. OH 82 ZAGATO, 38K mil, no rust, runs, recently relocated, need to sell, $4,000. 626296-3450. CA MASERATI 61 3500GT, red.tan, beautiful car, carbureted, 5-spd, $17,500. 507-533-8215. MN 64 3500 GT SERIES 2, Sebring, exc cond, red w/blk interior, runs and drives very well, $31,000. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT 67 MEXICO, immaculate cond, fully restored interior, silver/burg Connolly leather, stick shift, 51K orig. miles, $22,000 OBO. 323-462-0603 eves/mess. CA 68 MEXICO CONVERTIBLE, dk blue/ cream leather interior, looking for a great car that no else has? For show or drive, this is it, one and only, engine, interior restored, $50,000 OBO. Ralph, 302-762-6500 anytime. DE 69 GHIBLI COUPE, 4.7, auto, stunning car, totally restored to concours cond, 44K mil, fly yellow, blk hide/carpet, needs noth- ing, drive and enjoy, $38,000. 204-8959707. CANADA MB 70 GHIBLI, beautiful paint, new blk leather seats, 5-spd, Indy engine, very nice driver, $26,000 OBO. Jerry, 330-759-5224 mornings. OH 70 GHIBLI SPYDER, fly yellow w/tan Connolly leather interior, tan soft top, 4.7 liter V8, 2-spd trans, detailed recent restoration, Wilton carpets, rebuilt engine, trans & diff, a/c, AM-FM stereo cass, new cony top, Borram spoke wheels, $95,000. 212226-7602. NY 77 BORA, all orig, like new, 20K mil, white/red, 1 owner, well maintained by San Diego lady, books, records avail, $41,500. 619-424-5797. FAX 619-424-7399 CA 80 MERAK SS, black interior, red exterior, 35,000 miles, new clutch and fuel tank, excellent condition, partial trades considered, $18,900. 609-261-7547. NJ 80 MERAK SS, red, blk interior, new clutch, gas tank, excellent condition, 35K miles, partial trades considered, $18,900. 609-261-7547. NJ NISSAN 92 300ZX TWIN TURBO, Stillen Boost Kit, a real joy to drive, Lots of performance for little $, white w/blk leather interior, 17" Antera wheels, 76K miles, car is serviced regularly and has a new flywheel, clutch assembly, hoses & belts. The car is in exc cond $18,500 ONO. dnsfenley@jps.net, 714-966-1134. CA LITERATURE Manuals & Books for all exotic makes: Service manuals, Parts manuals, Owners manuals, History Books; see www.books4cars.com 248-357-4750 or 888-380-9277 toll free. MI PARTS SPYDERMAN-EST. 1993, Fiat: Guaranteed, used, rust-free parts. Everything available for 1969 to 1985 - 124 Spiders 916-447-FIAT. CA Fiat: NOS Fiat parts for 500 thru 2300, mostly 1950's, 1960's, some 1970's, factory literature also, Ray, 707-8238961. CA • /11:/cer 13 PEUGEOT-BEBE, Grand Prix race car, fully restored and just fantastic, $37,500. Hyman Ltd, 314-524-6000. FAX 314-5240340 MO 31 DUESENBERG, Model A 2-seat Indy car, s/n 718, an excellent running older restoration of a piece of history, its a ticket to the Monterey Histories, it's a Duesy $160,000. Fantasy Junction, 5 10-6537555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 51 FERRARI 195 INTER, white/tan, triple carburetors, special ordered for Gigi Villoresi, completely restored to concours cond, must see, $275,000. Motor Classic, 914-997-9133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY 53 AUSTIN-HEALEY, project race car from new, have history and orig photos, many mods, Alfin brake drums $15,500 offer. 618-222-1122. IL 56 LANCIA B-20, 5th Series, rhd, very good condition, would make excellent street or race car, $19,000. Paul Lane, 203377-6745. CT 57 PORSCHE SPEEDSTER, club sport, silver/red, complete rebuild, exc club or vintage racer, SVRA logbook, many trick parts, $49,000. Motor Classic, 914-9979133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY 59 LOTUS 18, all steel 1 liter Cosworth Veloce Motors Ford, correct Renault trans, this car has the best of everything and has had over $60K invested, this front running Formula Jr can be your, $45,000. Paul Lane, 203-3776745. CT 60 MGA, twin cam, Bug, 100% professional restoration, full race prep w/dual seats and harness, SVRA logbook, easily converted back to road use, $25,000 enclosed trailer available. Gordon, 315-9828802 days 315-682-5391 NY 62 TRIUMPH TR4, vintage car, concours & race winner, SVRA legal, Group 44 colors, new spare motor, many spares, complete, race ready, $40,000. Bill Colom, 860572-9361. CT 64 LOTUS, 32. ex Jim Clark, beautiful, historic and fast, $90,000. Paul Lane, 203-3776745. CT 65 ALFA ROMEO TZ1, #096, excellent condition, own 1 of the most beautiful race cars ever, $189,000. 949-650-2690. CA 65 BENTLEY, blower V8 single seat, open wheel racer w.road kit, factory exhibition chassis #SSSC-2, body by Lyncar Eng. call for more info trades /offers. 954-581-0880. FAX 954-522-9966 FL 65 COBRA SHELBY, American 427 SC, CSX 4095, Welds Shelby alum 427 motor, 4-spd toploader, 42 gallon fuel cell, ALFA ROMEO parts, service and repair. Factroy trained Alfa Romeo Mechanic Over 30 years experience. DAN SOMMERS Diane Sommers (503) 274-0064 1425 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209 New location, new name. Formerly Euro Auto Service July, 2000 4-point harness driver&pass, leather seats & R model comp seat, blue w/white stripes, new, 89 miles, $112,000. Karman Cusack, 800-530-2600. CO 65 FIAT 600, with Gianini race motor, has history, $5,000. 618-222-1122. IL 65 JAGUAR XKE ROADSTER, 4.2 built engine, fuel cell, glass hood, MSD, wet sump, RMVR-SCCA logbooks, like new, $39,000. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT 66 SHELBY COBRA 4000, CSX 4085, 500 miles, red, white stripe, aluminum 427, 4-spd toploader, 550 hp, leather, heater, like new, $105,000. Mike, 703-221-7134. VA 67 ALFA ROMEO GTV, 2 liter motor, good history, ready to race, free track time, $16,500. 616-253-2017. MI 67 MERCURY, Comet Caliente, R-code, 427 8v, 4-spd, Caspian blue, low mileage, restored, correct, documented and very rare, $75,000. Tony, 603-279-5540. NH 67 SHELBY GT 350, 62K ,miles, I previous owner, no rust on this NM car, 4-spd, inboards, wood wheel, dk green/white stripes, stripped to the metal and new paint in '89,99% original, great GT 350 $35,000. 508-695-0211 days, MA. 401-334-9890 eves, RI. 67 TRIUMPH SPITFIRE, GP SCCA race car, fast, reliable, 3 races on total frame-off rebuild/restoration, glass hood, fenders, trunk, 4-wheel disc brakes, too much to list, $8,500. 913-599-6771. KS 69 LOLA T162, s/n SL: 162/14, Chaparral 427, Lucas injection, Hewland LG600, 5-yr restoration just completed, no cut corners, $245,000 offer. Fantasy Junction, 510653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 74 LOLA T294, chassis #HU68, 2-liter sports racer, long tail bodywork, zero hour Hart 420's, Hewland FGA with new ring and pinion, perfect for HSR/HSR West 2 liter series, $97,500. 415-258-9491. CA 89 BMW 325i CONVERTIBLE, 100,000K, exc cond, $10,300. James, 613224-1405. CANADA ON INTERNET Build your own dotcom empire! 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The English Car Shopping Centre Photos SELL CARS! Mini-Photo with classified ad, only $30 per month! INCLUDES INTERNET POSTING! Regularclassifiedonly$1 5 permonth.Pa rts/PartsWanted Ads FREEfor private pa rty su bscribers! ASTON MARTIN / LAGONDA 54 DB2/4 MK I DROPHEAD, superb Concours quality ground-up restoration, this rhd show car is finished in red w/red leather piped in black, tan top $85,000. Hyman Ltd, 314-524-6000. FAX 314-524-0340 MO 62 DB4 MK IV COUPE, superb mechanical condition, 4-spd, o/d, recent suspension rebuild & service, chrome wire wheels, books & manuals, burgundy/parchment $56,900. 949-650-4718. CA 66 DB6 VANTAGE, needs complete restoration, not running, will consider partial trade, $11,000. Jim, 847-295-8310. IL 68 DBS VANTAGE, silver, red leather, rhd, 5-spd, chrome wire wheels, rebuilt engine, nice, $18,900. 561-595-3000. FL 69 DBS, 6-cyl, 3-spd, auto, red/black, chrome wires, 95K miles, driven weekly in summer, $13,500. 810-798-8075. MI 79 V8 COUPE, 40K miles, maroon w/ tan interior, $40,000 OBO. 818-362-1163. CA AUSTINHEALEY 56 100M, red/black leather, professional nut & bolt restoration on rust free and accident free car, chrome 72-spoke wire wheels, stainless exhaust system, tonneau cover, runs and looks beautiful, a gem, $42,000. 954-752-4112. FL 58 100-6, Healey golden metallic, chrome wire wheels, 3 SU carbs, nice condition, $15,000. 636-239-6781. MO 59 100-6 BN6, red/white, 2-tone chrome wires, rack, foglights, $19,500. Northshore Sportscars, 847-247-0447. IL 60 3000 BN7 2-SEATER, Olde English white, red interior, wire wheels, quality renovation 10 years ago, strong engine, gearbox, and overdrive, $20,000. Geoffrey, 410-584-2569. MD 60 BUG EYE, one of the best original cars left, leaf green, AACA First, Austin-Healey Concours Gold, 99 point, 43K mi, unrestored, highly detailed, history from new, $23,500 OBO. 717-652-8499 eves. PA 62 3000 MK II, tri-carb, a beautiful car, Florida green w/white coves, factory hardtop and soft top, black interior, a must see Healey, $24,750. Hyman Ltd, 3 14-5246000. FAX 314-524-0340 MO 62 3000 MK II, tri-carb, very nice original, restored, overdrive, wires, ice blue metallic, zero problems, $27,000. Monte Shelton, 503-224-3232. OR 62 BN7, tri-carb, CO red w/black interior, top, very rare, as original, excellent, Concours Gold judged car, $42,500. 330-7692245. OH 63 BJ7 3000 MK II, completely restored, leather interior, light blue over ivory, looks and runs great, $28,000. 973-694-4647. NJ 64 3000 MK III BJ8, beautiful Olde English white car with tan interior, exceptionally nice driving car, must see $25,000. Hyman LTD, 314-524-6000. FAX 314524-0340 MO 66 3000 MK III, power blue and white, dark blue interior and convertible top, 6cyl, 3-spd, extremely nice and restored condition w/all receipts, $38,500 OBO. Dlr, 954-923-7271. FAX 954-926-3306 FL 67 3000 BJ8, British racing green, fully original 2 owner Healey with only 22,000 miles. Car has been garaged and is in excellent condition without rust. A real survivor, 513-931-7678. OH 80  BENTLEY 31 Speed Six Vanden Plas fabric bodied tourer, excellent matching number, chassis #1R2799, engine #HM2851, older restoration of this magnificent model, $375,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 34 3.5L, Thrupp and Maberly coachwork, excellent mechanical condition, excellent interior and body, paint needs attention, chrome, good to excellent, $85,000 Canadian $$. The Guild, 905-775-0499. CANADA ON 353-1/2 LITRE DROPHEAD, (150 CR), Park Ward, very nice CA car, new wheel discs and Connolly leather interior, $89,000 trades considered. Vintage, Dlr, 941-355-6500. FL 37 4-1/2L MULLINER, excellent original roadster with disappearing top, rare car, $98,000. 262-691-1895. WI JAGUAR 50 XK 120 ROADSTER, early alloy-bodied version, nice restored example, all matching numbers, black w/tan Connolly leather, fender spats, $85,000. 610-584-8800. FAX 610-584-8872 PA 53 XK 120, Brg/saddle, lhd, concours restoration, detailed pictures available, 99.9 points last two National shows, needs nothing, matching numbers, $85,000 offers. 606-744-5447 fax/phone. KY 54 XK 120M ROADSTER, excellent original condition Swede green, wires, 2 owner, all docs, 50K miles, original paint, leather, looks, run and drives great, $48,000. Sam, 860-449-9433. CT 58 XK 150 DROPHEAD CONV, dove gray w/red leather, older restoration, car is in pristine condition, matching number, previously owned by a collector, drive this car anywhere, $46,500. Gullwing Motor Cars, 718-545-0500. FAX 718545-1308 NY 61 XK 150S FHC, immaculate red w/tan hide, excellent working order and fully serviced by Vicarage, $45,000. 305-8669511. FL 63 XICE ROADSTER, red w/biscuit interior, cloth top, leather boot cover, leather door panels, dash pad & side panels, not vinyl, walnut veneer covering center instrument panel, Wilton carpet bound in center in front and back, matching numbers, call for the many details, $38,500. Northshore Sportscars, 847-247-0447. IL 64 E-TYPE ROADSTER, blue, gray interior, 3.8, complete 100% restoration, numbers match, this car is stunning, too many details to list, call for info, $55,000. Jon, 503-287-5000. 503-638-9014. FAX 503223-6118 OR 69 ROADSTER, 4-spd, red/black leather, 66K mi on body, 2K mi on complete restoration including rebuilt Series I tri-carb motor, new wires and Pirellis, no rust, dents, accidents or leaks, if you're a numbers nut then don't call $25,900. 231-8820426. MI 70 XICE ROADSTER, 41K miles, mint condition, new red paint w/black roof & interior, tonneau cover, wire wheels, never hit or rust, 1 owner 22 yrs, beautiful car, $33,500 OBO. M Winick, 860232-2525. CT 73 XICE V12, triple black, 41K original miles, complete restoration, in '96, consistently pulls 99.4 points in Championship Concours, $45,000. 614-262-8757. OH 73 XKE CONVERTIBLE, burgundy, chrome wires, 4-spd, tan leather, always garaged, runs great, $27,900. 732-2717932 days. 908-782-6944 eves. NJ LOTUS 60 ELITE SERIES H, red w/grey/black interior, concours restoration, 4 Best of Shows, many Firsts, Best of Elites at Monterey Lotus Convention, 200 miles since restoration, lhd, photo records, $55,000 deliver up to 500 miles. Bruce, 760741-5555 days. 760-741-6666 eves. CA 65 ELAN S2, vintage race prepared, log book, also street legal road equipment, documented race history from '65, ready for road or track, $17,900. 561-595-3000. FL 68 ELAN S2 CONVERTIBLE, rhd, mechanically rebuilt and restored for racing, a few non-factory modifications, estate sale, $12,500. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-4676531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 88 ESPRIT, white exterior w/hand stitched raven leather interior, with only 32K miles, trades considered $28,500. Motorcars International, 417-831-9999. FAX 417-8318080 MO M.G. 32 MG J2, ground-up restoration to be finished in July, black/cream wheels, $37,500 offers. 651-290-2921. MN 38 MGVA SALOON, all there, rebuilt eng, needs full restoration, very worthwhile project, has been in Calif over 35yrs, $8,500 OBO/ Trade? K. Gerard, 562-4982798. CA 48 MG TC, yellow w/black fenders, top, interior, total body-off restoration in '89, driven only 1,600 miles since, Judson model MG 26 supercharger, excellent, $24,500. 716-381-4368. NY 52 MG TD, ivory w/red leather interior, full top and side curtains, excellent daily driver, complete car, easy concours restoration candidate, $17,000 OBO. Jens, Dlr, 603-888-7070. NH 54 MG TF, total ground-up restoration w/ over $45K invested, MG red/biscuit trim and soft top, chrome wire wheels, this car is perfect, possible trade for Series I XKE roadster, $29,500. 561-391-0063. FL 57 MGA ROADSTER, over $20K invested in ground-up restoration, less than 2,000 miles since, Olde English white w/ black leather, runs great of course, very strong and reliable, $13,900. 315-4823112. NY 59 MGA 1500 COUPE, frame-off restoration, all correct, black w/red interior, detailed motor compartment, absolutely 100%, $15,000. 781-837-2661. FAX 781837-2992 MA 61 MGA ROADSTER, red w/black leather, black canvas top, fiberglass hardtop, wire wheels, body-off restoration complete in '91, garaged and pampered since, $12,900. 302-453-0897. DE 64 MGB ROADSTER, lt blue, black interior, show quality, nut & bolt restoration, show winner, $15,000. Steve's British Connection, 630-553-9023. FAX 815786-3372 IL 69 MGB, unrestored original survivor, 22K original 1 owner/driver miles, snowberry white, black leather, excellent orig paint, entire interior, top, chrome and unused spare, in perfect condition, all original paper work and title, $18,500. 860-8247252. CT 69 MGC ROADSTER, red, black leather, sport wheels, showroom engine compartment, excellent condition, $13,500. Steve's British Connection, 630-553-9023. IL MORGAN 52 PLUS 4, excellent restored condition, dk brown w/dk brown leather interior, runs and drives excellent $19,500. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT 53 PLUS 4 FOUR SEATER, all black, damaged in 54, sent back to factory for rebuild and has the rounded grill, not the flat radiator style, 7R3 engine, trans, disc wheels, very, very nice condition, ready to go, $24,000. Monte Shelton, 503-2243232. OR 59 rhd, 3-position drophead, early restoration in storage since '79, need TLC, vgc $18,500 OBO. 818-341-0505. CA 62 4/4 2-SEATER, red, black leather, no rust, no wood rot ever, excellent driver, $15,000. Steve's British Connection, 630553-9023. FAX 815-786-3372 IL 63 PLUS 42-SEATER, 2-tone burg/black leather interior, chrome wire wheels, TR4 trans w/overdrive, TR4 rear end, all new radials, kingpins, MSD ignition, alternator, radiator, cam and Webers, $28,000. 406-222-3362. MT 71 PLUS 8, 1 of around 120 narrow body cars, 20K orig miles, excellent condition, rebuilt eng w/Holley 4-bbl on Offenhauser manifold, LSD, Konis, new leather seats, new top & radials, lovely car w/excellent ride & performance. $32,000. New England Car Co, 203-377-6746. CT 79 PLUS 8, gas, Lawrence tuned, 70K miles, cherry condition, plush, $30,000 firm. 760-751-8879. CA 85 PLUS 8, Turbo propane, only 6K miles, dk green, tan interior, excellent mechanical condition, needs cosmetics, $30,000. 518329-3877. NY 86 PLUS 8, maroon w/black wings, special matching upholstery, superb condition, 10K miles, fuel injected, luggage rack w/bag $35,000. 603-497-8474. NH 93 PLUS 8, red w/black interior, 12K mile CA car, chrome wire wheels, very late car, runs on gas, $45,000. PA Motor Sport, 610666-1966. FAX 610-666-9422 PA ROLLSROYCE 30 Phantom I Springfield 7-passenger convertible touring sedan, body by Brewster, chassis #S134PR, lhd, handsome styling, unusual interior detail, a one of a kind, restored car that is lovely to drive and great for show and touring, $155,000. Dlr, 805568-1934. FAX 805-568-1533 CA 51 SILVER WRAITH DHC, the only Mulliner convertible built on Silver Wraith chassis, one of two 2-passenger convertibles, $195,000 trades considered. Vintage Sarasota, 941-355-6500. FL 59 SC I LAD, black/silver, odometer shows 43K, thought to be original miles, beautiful condition, both mechanically and cosmetically, owner manual, tools, www tires, many other extras, $26,100. George, 201767-7761. NJ 62 SILVER CLOUD II DHC, black/red leather hides, HJ Mulliner, ID#LSZD11, lhd, a/c, restored, $187,500. Berliner Classic, 954-923-7271. FL 67 Corniche Mulliner Park Ward coupe, beautiful lhd CA car example, all options, cold factory a/c, always garaged and well maintained, finished in RR white w/excel- Sports Car Market


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Future CLASSICS E Audi IT Quattro ven if you don't want to run errands in one of your classic cars, with the new cars on the market, you still don't have to drive a boring car. The Audi TT Quattro is definitely not boring. With its eager turn-in and revhappy engine, you can have fun just doing laps around the shopping center looking for a parking space. It also has a look that jumps generations. After a day with the car, I was ready to dress in black, wear my cap backwards, and seriously consider getting some body part pierced, like the twenty-somethings who admired it everywhere we drove. The interior is innovative, combining rally-car touches like knee-rests on the console braces and a sturdy left-foot dead-pedal with circular brushed-chrome dials and controls that look like they were inspired by a Movado watch. While the back seats can't be used for passengers—no head room, much less leg room—they can be flipped forward Porsche 911-style to create cargo space under the hatchback that would be equally perfect for hauling a batch of powdercoated suspension parts or six bags of groceries. But the TT is best being driven. We autocrossed it, lapped Laguna Seca, and drove a treacherous stretch of curving hill roads at lent orig black leather $19,500. 818-7189654. CA 71 CORNICHE CONVERTIBLE, white/beige interior, blue canvas top, $38,500. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL 75 CORNICHE CONVERTIBLE, rhd, black w/cream leather and black soft top, 70K miles, excellent condition, absolutely no rust, very sharp looking car, $29,000. Gullwing Motor, 718-545-0500. FAX 718-545-1308 NY 76 SILVER SHADOW, long wheelbase, white with blue, upgraded, new top, woodwork, paint etc, well maintained, $28,000. 770-736-3960. GA 78 CAMARGUE, brown/tan leather, 77K+ miles, CA car, mint, $40,000. JEM, Barry, 310-749-4477. CA 81 CORNICHE CONVERTIBLE, black exterior with tan leather piped black and black top, 18K miles, fully documented, books and service records, overlays, tools, boot, etc, an outstanding example, $60,000. 561-630-4098. FL TRIUMPH 48 ROADSTER, grey w/black leather interior, runs great, spares included, rust-free, $14,400. 228-832-7710. MS 59 TR3A, white/black, wire wheels, hard & soft top, excellent condition, $14,000. Norm, 910-792-5616. 910-799-1985.NC 60 TR3, very nice, ww, $15,000. 517-6452637 9-6 days. MI 61 ROADSTER, red/black, nicely done older restoration, looks, runs and drives well, $12,500. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 61 TR3A, ground-up restoration, many extras, perfect condition, $15,000. 217-2414141. IL July, 2000  The Audi TT Quattro is best being driven. Body style  Engine  Transmission  Price as tested  Description  Summary  4-cyl. turbo, 180 bhp at 5,500 rpm 5-speed manual $34,475 Hot little shopping cart with tucked-in Zagato style and gen-X interior details; AWD, comfort, performance, and audio packages "Rarely do coupes have the collectibility of convertibles. But at the very least, the Audi's striking looks and competent performance practically guarantee that twenty years from now, it will still be a car people remember —which isn't exactly true of the latest Nissan Stanza." 62 TR3B ROADSTER, blue/blue, original 90K miles, 2nd owner, $17,000. 816836-4500. 816-229-6500.M0 66 TR4A IRS, superb full restoration, red w/black leather, stainless steel wire wheels, factory overdrive, simply one of the best, $14,500. Hyman Ltd, 314-524-6000. MO 67 TR4A IRS ROADSTER, 4-spd, yellow, black top and leather interior, Jaeger gauges, Pirelli P6 radials, alloys, racing cam, front disc brakes, complete mint restoration, $16,000. Chicago Car Exchange, 847-680-1950. FAX 847-680-1961 IL 67 TR4A, white w/black leather, overdrive, wire wheels, IRS, nice condition, $11,000. 636-239-6781. MO 67 TR4A IRS, 1 owner car, factory header w/performance exhaust, luggage rack, new tires, original paint, no rust, $5,500. 408947-7766. CA LITERATURE Manuals & Books for all English Cars & Bikes: Service manuals, Parts manuals, Owners manuals, History Books; see www.books4cars.com 248-357-4750 or 888-380-9277 toll free. MI PARTS A pair of E Type Jaguar fitted suitcases covered in full Connolly leather with period fittings. Call for full details. 01903873525 Sussex, ENGLAND. Peter. Lots of XIC-150 FHC parts. Body, running, elect. reasonably priced as a pkg only. Call for full list. mkel1y413@aol.com Private seller, 831-426-3744. CA WANTED Wanted: Interesting English/European Classic car. 30's through 60's, any condition, Serious buyer. 708-615-0994. • 922 Sunset Drive, Costa Men, CA. 92627 Tel: (94.9) 650-2690  Pax: (949) 650-2720 81 A'Vw ;Zs 0 ■-• P Garry Roberts 8/ Co. e - 19.0,41. Specializing in Pre-Owned Vintage & Contemporary retrial Sales / Service / Restoration mail: garryroberts@fea.net R ES T OR A TIONS Twenty years dedicated to the meticulous restoration of the world's finest exotic, vintage race and classic motor cars. APPRAISING SERVICES AVAILABLE: DECLARED VALUE • LOSS DAMAGE • ESTATES 2347 GOLD RIVER ROAD • SUITE N • GOLD RIVER, CA 95670 (916) 635-3559 • FAX (916) 635-5824 I midnight in driving rain, all with overwhelming confidence from the all-wheel drive and the performance-package 225/45YR17 tires. On wet or dry pavement, you can feel all four tires grabbing for traction to track through the tightest corners. The five-speed transmission is needed to keep the engine wound up into its power curve, but the short-throw click-click of the ball-topped shifter rewards each gear change. The major downside was the turbo boost that was a little late coming on, and then lingered when we backed off the throttle. The additional 45 horses on the new TTs will be welcome—the BMW Z3 and new Honda roadster can beat this one on long straights—but it is definitely a fast, fun car around pylons or down the Corkscrew. As for the new TT roadster, who needs it? The coupe's tautly-stretched skin curving over the top and tucked around the large wheels at the front and rear is reminiscent of the Zagato treatment on '50s Alfas and Astons. As a roadster, we think it loses both the useful space that makes the TT an almost-rational purchase, and the idiosyncratic styling that turns heads. We also believe the new-age emulation of classic lines will look attractive many years down the road. 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What Is a '731/2, Anyway? D ear Mr. Schrager: I have heard a great deal about the 1973i4 Porsche 9 11T andwould like to know what the big deal is all about. What makes these cars so special? What type of pre- mium should I pay for a '731/2 over an early '73 car?—E.Z., via e-mail The major change made mid-year 1973 was the introduction of a new fuel-injection system, known as CIS (Continuous Injection System). Although both CIS and the earlier mechanical fuel-injection 2.4 T engines are rated at the same 140 (DIN) horsepower, CIS cars feel much smoother, both at idle and at full song. This is partially the result of milder camshaft profiles in the CIS engine, with far less valve overlap. As an extra bonus, the utter simplicity of the CIS system makes it less subject to breakdowns and far less expensive to repair. The mechanical-injection system used on all E and S models from 1969 to 1973, and on T models in 1972 and early 1973, earned a reputation for hard starting, poor running, difficult tuning, wildly expensive replacement parts, and even the clandestine destruction of engines through the following shenanigans: To aid in starting, a solenoid is used to richen the Many enthusiasts rank the mid-year 1973 911T as one of the finest all-around street 911s. Peter Zimmermann, master Porsche mechanic and author of the definitive book on buying 911s, The Used 911 Story, proclaims the '731/2 911T to be Porsche's first "10." Many of the rest of us have discovered that these special 911 Ts feel more sophisticated and grown up than the earlier cars. mixture, operating automatically based on engine temperature. Unfortunately, if not carefully maintained, the solenoid can malfunction and stick open. This makes the car run very rich, allowing gasoline beyond the piston rings, which dilutes the oil and can cook your engine. Unless you are vigilant, you'll never know it until you spin a rod bearing. More bad news: Even without a malfunctioning enriching solenoid, I have seen MFI cars set so rich that the oil is diluted with raw gas. One of my MFI cars developed a mysterious oil leak. When we investigated, we noticed the oil tank was overflowing. How could this be? A wildly rich MFI pump. Why didn't I notice? There were no symptoms. In fact, the car ran great. It could have been very ugly if we hadn't caught it. Why was the pump set so rich? As the MFI system wears, a richer mixture hides a multitude of sins. And when an MFI system goes bad, there is much to fail. First, the pump itself can get gummed up or simply wear out. Next, the throttle bodies and their six butterfly valves and throttle shafts wear. Then there's the starting system, the altitude adjustment and the warm-up regulator. Ah, such fun. The next time SPICA-equipped-Alfa owners start their caterwauling, they should spend some time in the Porsche MFI asylum. CIS eliminates all this nonsense. At lower cost and decreased complexity, CIS allowed The Used911 Story The buyer's guide that future Porsche 911 owners should never be without. All air-cooled models are discussed with pros/cons mentioned regarding each model. Author Peter Zimmermann taps into 30+ years of experience to bring you this little book, now in its 6th edition. Sports Car Markefs Jim Schrager wrote: "This is the most useful, accurate and important single book published on buying a used 911. It is absolutely a must if you really want to know about these cars." Please mail $29.95 (check or money order made to Peter Zimmermann) to P.O. Box 651, Newbury Park, CA 91320 for the cheapest Porsche insurance you'll ever buy! Credit card orders may be placed with www.BarnesandNoble.com 82  the 911T to meet the ever-tightening US emission control laws. Gone is the six-piston mechanical-injection pump. Instead, an airflow-controlled system working in conjunction with carefully regulated fuel pressure delivers the correct mixture demanded by the engine. The system is called the Bosch KJetronic, but the name is misleading, as it has no electronics. Rather, CIS is based on an ingenious mechanical sensor, regulated by a disc which moves up and down in a cone-shaped passage. As the air flow increases, the disc, mounted on a partially counterbalanced pivoting lever, moves to allow more air to pass as the clearance between the disc and the side of the wall increases. By carefully designing the contours of the conical passage through which the disc moves, the fuel/air mixture is precisely matched to the needs of the engine. There is one downside to the CIS system. A starting system malfunction can cause the explosion of a plastic housing (the "airbox") used to meter airflow. Carefully maintained cars can get over 100,000 miles without worry, yet many CIS cars (1973-1983) have an inexpensive aftermarket device called a pop-off valve to solve this problem. Plan on $200 parts and labor if the car you are looking at doesn't have one. For the 19731/2 911T, you have not only the exceptionally smooth and trouble-free engine, but also the last year of the original body style. These are great first Porsches, and should be worth about $2,000 more than the MFI 2.4 T. They won't appreciate like an S, but they won't cost as much to buy or maintain and are sweet cars to drive every day. • ioseph ,C. 21roise AUTOMOBILE APPRAISAL SERVICES For The Northern California Area Post war European cars a specialty, also book collections. Please call for a free consultation on all your insurance, legal & pre-sale needs. Affordable, fast and thorough service. 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AUDI 2000 TT QUATTRO, Blk/blk, all factory alloys, non-smoker, 11K miles, mint, $35,000 OBO. 818-365-5683 days. 661270-9440 eves. CA BMW 57 ISETTA CONVERTIBLE, red, 31K miles, nice, new www and brake rebuild, solid, $7,000 shipping avail. 616-4598890. MI 58 507 ROADSTER, Rudge wheels, excellent, $228,500. 954-522-9900. FL 62 503 SEDAN, Bavarian blue/white, 50km, V8, very good original car, $20,000. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL 702800 CS, automatic, 72K CA miles, new Alpine white finish, show car, $11,500 OBO. Bill, 310-793-8989. CA 71 2002, red/blue, total restoration 80% complete, motor rebuilt, new pistons, Webers, headers, 3-piece wheels, new full suspension, new paint, wheel flares, $6,500. Mark, 440-237-7790. OH 71 3.0 COUPE, diamond blue, stick shift, wood, black leather, $9,800 OBO. 310-7938989. CA 723.0 CS COUPE, 4-spd, pw sunroof, rebuilt engine, new paint, exc interior, garage kept, $6,500. Jim, 708-387-9934. IL 73 3.0 CSI, Euro spec, 67,000 km, 3.3 liter strokes, orig Euro cams, heads, headers, never converted to US specs, rust at tail, car comes with mint rear 73 clip, very fast, very rare, $5,500 firm; calls only pls. Alex, 516-773-3136. 516-443-3542.NY 74 2002TII, 160K miles, original, clean, $5,000 OBO. 707-965-3493. CA 80 635 CSi, 5-spd, 70K actual miles, factory air, sunroof, superb condition, $6,500. 315-432-8269. NY 80 M-1, 20K mi, red, superb $98,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954-522-9900. FL 81 MI, late production, red/blk, low miles, factory a/c, 2 owner, correct example, $79,500 trades considered. Sean, 864-322-5881. SC 81 ALPINA 5 SERIES, 265 hp, perfect, very fast, pix avail, factory #554, $15,000. 570-223-8691 eves only. 570-595-9725 after 6/15. PA 88 325iC CONVERTIBLE, white on tan, navy top, always garaged, very nice, KS City Imports, 816-455-3033. MO 88 750iL, 12-cyl, silver w/grey leather, pw steering, pw brakes, cruise, tilt, p/w, p/1, rear and front pw seats, a/c, all new tires, rust-free TX car, $7,500. 602-321-3636. 806-376-9999 eves. TX 90 M3, very rare car, $9,000. 516-487-5031 days. FAX 516-487-0685 NY 91 325 CONVERTIBLE, green/tan, great condition, $10,000. Kim Motor Co, 804732-8001. VA 94 3251 CONVERTIBLE, manual, silver/ gray, roll-over, computer, traction, CD, 63K miles, $18,000. 914-591-5180. NY MERCEDES BENZ - 34 500K ROADSTER, Heritage Reproduction Award winner, I2K miles, professionally built 350 Chevy V8, all power, air, $28,000. 904-276-2004. FL 35 230B CABRIOLET, rare rust-free original car, leather interior, dual sidemounts, just out of 15 yr storage, from July, 2000  private collection, $50,000. 305-8837774. FL 51 220B CONVERTIBLE, project car, 50% of restoration complete, invested 540K, $20,000. 817-336-2705. FAX 817336-1312 TX 52 220 CABRIOLET B, Nicknamed "Ken", work-in-progress. New: Dark blue & red lacquer, dark blue top/beige wool headliner, continental spare, www, red leather, luggage, seats 5 happily, $45,000. Bob Silver, 310-399-6196 message/fax. CA 52 300 4-DR CONVERTIBLE, nice clean car, owned by same man 40 yrs, must sell, $39,000 OBO/may trade. 573-265-8265. 573-265-3600.M0 53 300S CABRIOLET, correct numbers, ground-up restoration, first time offered, 108 of 203, $195,000. 940-383-3032. TX 55 220 CABRIOLET A, nicknamed "Ben", work-in-progress, middle brown DB442 Lacquer, cinnamon-brown top, dark coffee leather, luggage, www investment quality, $50,000 as-is. Bob Silver, L.A. Calif, 310-399-6196 message/fax. 55220 COUPE, nicknamed "She!", black lacquer, red leather, makassar ebony wood, original luggage, USA delivery, no rust, www, MBNA TV commercial "Hero Car", spare motor, $66,000. Bob Silver, L.A. Calif, 310-399-6196 message/fax. 55 190SL CONVERTIBLE, new paint, top, chrome, rebuilt engine, 38M, runs well, $27,500. 612-441-3378. MN 55 3005L GULLWING, red/tan leather, body-off restoration, photo doe, Award winner, 4-spd, belly pans, jack & spare, standard hubcaps, $325,000 OBO. Berliner Classic Motorcars, 954-923-7271. FL 56 190 SL, completely restored to original, looks and drives like new, no expense spared, triple blk, $28,500 OBO. 360-7381033. 360-647-9515.WA 57 190SL, dk blue/tan. National Best of show winner. Absolutely everything new and show quality. Priced below cost, Photos at www.sportsleicht.com $75,000. Alex Dearborn, Sports Leicht, 978-8876644. FAX 978-887-3889 MA 57 220S CONVERTIBLE, blk & silver, red leather interior, restored, needs nothing, $39,000. 201-567-7326. NJ 57 220S CONVERTIBLE, 6-cyl, 4-spd, AM-FM, beautiful car, can be driven anywhere, even the clock works, $37,500 OBO. 708-361-9930. IL 57 3005L GULLWING, blk w/red leather, superb body-off restoration, matching luggage, belly pans, radio, Rudge knock-offs, Nardi steering wheel, $325,000 OBO. private owner, 248-851-7843. 248-8426666.MI 60 300SL ROADSTER, 33K miles, 1st time being sold, factory show car for Mexico City, factory Rudge wheel car, w/superb paint and rust-free, orig blk leather interior is in exc cond, $275,000. Hatch & Sons, 508-358-3500. FAX 508-358-3578 MA 61 190 SL, 53K miles, white lacquer & convertible with white hard top, red leather, fresh engine, brakes, kingpins, $20,000. 718-229-9662 days. NY 61 300SL ROADSTER, blk/red, wonderful body-off restoration to highest level, radio, pans, wheels, hard top, aluminum engine, Ribbon winner, not average but 1 of the finest, $245,000 offers considered. collector, 248-851-7843. 248-842-6666.MI 62 300SL ROADSTER, rust-free CA car, bordeaux exterior w/cream leather, disc brakes, see at Pebble Beach, $225,000. 314-966-3855. MO 63 300SL ROADSTER, w/hard top & convertible, red finish, tan leather, built end of '61, correct, complete restoration w/only 300 miles since, sorted, $300,000. 215968-5599. PA 65 300 SE CONVERTIBLE, stunning, restored example of the elegant classic, forest green, tan top, blk interior, $34,500 OBO. 914-666-2747. FAX 914-241-7895 NY 67250SL CONVERTIBLE, white, auto, air, ps, 2 tops, books/tools, nicely maintained example, 860-342-5705 10am-5pm. CT 69 280SL ROADSTER, beige/navy, 2 tops, 4-speed, a/c, very nice original condition, $12,800. 770-751-6735. GA 70 280SL, dk green/tan. 4-spd stick, '84. Recent restoration includes body, paint, chrome, leather, engine bay and underside detailing. Photos at www.sportsleicht.com $37,000. Alex Dearborn, 978-887-6644. MI 71 280SL, black/red, automatic. California car with recent repaint. Needs minor cosmetics. www.sportsleicht.com $24,000. Alex Dearborn, 978-887-6644. mA 73 450SL, Silver/brown interior, both tops, CA car, 3+ inside and out. Great driver, high (340K) pampered miles, low price. $6,950. 916-446-0955. CA. PORSCHE 51 CABRIOLET, #10075, 1488cc 4-cyl, Manhattan trophy winner, quite possibly the best example of its kind anywhere, $75,000. Mark or Greg, D1r, 303-4560041. CO 52 COUPE, #11598, 1488cc 4-cyl, great example, trophy winner $60,000. Mark or Greg, Dlr, 303-456-0041. CO 53 pre-A 356 coupe for restoration, engine already rebuilt by premier Porsche restorer in US and is a jewel, $10,500 OBO. 717867-2135. PA 54 pre-A bent window coupe, 1500 Normale, ivory, red interior, 16 inch wheels, fully restored, all numbers match, $20,000. 918-808-3337. OK 55 INTERMECCANICA, Speedster, CA car, stored off and on for 20 years, all original, 5K miles, excellent appearance and mechanical condition, yellow w/tan interior, $15,500 OBO. Dave, 310-523-9696 days. 310-545-3945 eves. CA 56 356 4-CAM CARRERA, Speedster, blk w/red interior, Rudge knock-offs, solid floor pans, no rust, older restoration, recent engine rebuild, (550 Spyder cams), spectacular, $145,000. Motor Classic, 914-9979133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY 58 original Speedster, matching numbers, rebuilt engine, updated suspension, rotors w/Fuchs, new pan, excellent driver, cream w/red interior $43,900 stock#3066. 864576-3834. SC 59 CONVERTIBLE D, ground-up restoration after complete disassembly, engine, transmission, suspension, etc, all rebuilt, body taken to bare metal, restored as per Kardex, $60,000. Norm Keiser, 408-3747303. CA 61 356B SUPER ROADSTER, #88645, signal red, blk seats, just stripped off the original finish and repainted to the exact shade using German paint, this car is very straight and appears very original, chrome wheels, crested hubcaps, new tires & blk German cloth top, $49,500. Monte Shelton, 503-224-3232. OR 61 356B CABRIOLET, s/n 155126, blk w/tan interior, tan soft top, 1600cc engine with dual carbs, 4-spd trans, full restoration, chrome wheels, Wilton carpet and Connolly leather, new convertible top, orig steering wheel, engine rebuilt to factory specs, more info avail, $42,500. 2 12-2267602. NY 63 356B COUPE, Super 75, ivory w/drk green interior, totally original, rust-free CA car, 61K miles, unrestored $12,950. 210497-8623. FAX 210-497-8141 TX 64 356C COUPE, red w/white interior, a very good driver which was restored 8 yrs ago, $15,000. PAR, 914-637-8800. NY 65 356SC CABRIOLET, 6 yr ground-up concours restoration completed in '96, zero miles, blk w/red interior, $65,000. Clive, 949-552-6334. 949-422-9253 cell. CA 65 356SC COUPE, white, blk interior, genuine 1 owner CA car, complete service file from new, original sales invoice, pink slip, handbooks, etc. excellent condition, $25,000. West Coast Autosport, 650-3446393. CA 71 911 TARGA, with the S package, all records since day one, always serviced by Porsche dealer, new original jade green exterior, blk leather interior, one of a kind $11,500. John or Ron, 310-830-2091. CA 73 911 E, 88K miles, aubergine original paint, all books & service records, garaged & pampered since new, $16,000. 802-8778326. VT 73 RS TOURING, red/blk, books & tools, documented and receipted restoration records totalling over $88K, Pebble Beach standards, $105,000. Motor Classic, 914997-9133. FAX 914-997-9133 NY 75 911 CARRERA TARGA, red w/cork sport seats, rebuilt engine and trans w/ updates, Euro P's and C's, nice daily driver, original flares and whaletail, #93 of 174 made $12,900. 619-276-5659. CA 78 930 TURBO COUPE, silver, black leather, 22K miles, a mint, fully loaded car with many upgrades, $30,000 firm. PAR, 914-637-8800. NY 79 930 (911) TURBO, rare European 930, beige, leather, only 69K miles, spoilers, stunning exotic, 30/60K service done, $30,000. Tony Fleming, 301-299-9000 MD. 703-906-9283 VA. 79 930 TURBO, Guards Red w/full leather cork interior, recent Fabson service including clutch, oil pressure, chain tensioners, battery, tires, brakes, lowered four wheel alignment, and more, totals over 4K. 18K+ miles on this 2 careful owner car, call for more details $34,500. Tony Rotheray, 414-351-1521 or cell, 414-881-8692.WI 82 911 COUPE, white with blue interior, whaletail, very original car, European model, no a/c, runs and drives well, $10,750. Gullwing Motor, 718-545-0500. FAX 718-545-1308 NY. LITERATURE Manuals & Books for Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Audi, VW, NSU, & others: Service manuals, Parts manuals, Owners manuals, History Books; see www.books4cars.com 248-357-4750 or. 888-380-9277 toll free. MI • 83


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SCM Cruises THE INTERNET on the Road www.maseratinet.com Parts for Maseratis need not be incredibly expensive. Visit the Maserati Club International web site and you can start out with some reasonably priced Lodge spark plugs and engine gasket sets. Order reprints of manuals covering Maserati automobiles, some in English, others in Italian. Hundreds of classified ads list cars for sale and cars wanted. During a recent visit, Biturbos were priced from $1,000 ("needs rebuild") to $20,000 for a 10-yearold Biturbo Spyder. There's a Tech Tip of the Week, most recently "Tuning the Biturbo Engine." Members receive the Viale Ciro Menotti magazine, named for the street in Modena where the Maserati factory is located. SCM net rating: Maserati DIY crowd: **** General cruisers * Keep That Trident City/5849 This site is organized with separate pages for various categories of Lamborghinis, labeled Early Cars (350 and 400 GT), 8Cylinder Cars (Urraco, Silhouette Lambos 'R Us www.geocities.com/Motor and Jalpa), and Forgotten Cars (Islero and Jarama). A box of data provides information such as the years a particular model was produced, the number of cars produced, engine location, number of seats, engine size, rated power and torque, and quotes from old magazine reviews. This site even provides price lists, which show estimated current values for Lamborghinis in the UK. Of all the models, Urracos were the most reasonable, listed from a low of $4,800 to a high of $18,400. (You can view the prices in dollars.) SCM net rating: Lambo lovers: *** General cruisers: * Woodstock? www.soto.org The Society of Transporter Owners (SOTO), founded in 1983, invites you to share their interest in acquiring, preserving, and restoring to original condition (as much as practical, they say) the 1949-67 Volkswagen bus or van, also known as Type II or Transporter. The '49 to '67 models are revered for their split windshield. Events and classified ads are featured at the site. For Which Way to '1 A glimpse at some web sites of interest. Ratings: 1.13-1( is Best. your $25 yearly dues, you will receive a monthly newsletter and SOTO T-shirt. SCM net rating: Slow-moving drivers: *** General cruisers: * gamedemos Try a computer game called Gearhead Garage. As a mechanic, your goal is to collect and restore cars, including buying and selling them at auction. Use your paint gun to get them ready for sale and your torque wrench (complete with realistic sound) to take cars apart. Sound like real life? You can download this game from the web site mentioned above. It requires DirectX 7 or a 3-D video card. SCM net rating: Garners: ***** General cruisers ** Gearhead Garage www.pcgameworld.com/ Tupperware Speedsters www.intermeccanica.org The many cars associated with Intermeccanica are profiled on this site: Apollo, Omega, Italia, and Indra. Find out more about the fiberglass Porsche 356 Speedster replica built on a VW Beetle chassis by Intermeccanica between 1976 and  More writing by Keith Martin. Buy a new Ferrari 550 Maranello for each subscriber. Send your "taste police" to each subscriber's home to force us to sell our most embarrassing (automotive) purchases. —Jay Shaff; Dallas, 7X ing up!—Scott McGill, Tacoma, WA I know it's hard but try to add more Alfa Romeo stuff.—Sherman Hart, Austin, IX Keep those Maserati values go- Don't mess with it.—Gary Rawluk, Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada Tips on the positives and negatives of various autos.—R.L. Lindstrom, Bozeman, MT It's a good magazine.—Robert Taylor, Richmond, VA Remain a reporting service for auctions. Leave the road test (except your 330 America fiasco), new car reports, etc. to the multitude of existing magazines.—Peter Cowper, Visalia, CA Love the cover art. Keep it coming.—Robert E. Oslin, Paradise, CA WITH YOUR RENEWALS Comments Here are some thoughts and observations from fellow subscribers. Drop American and motorcycle coverage. Put everything on the web site with password access for subscribers.—David Pratt, Dedham, MA tionable replicas or rebuilds.—Scott Wolf, Santa Monica, CA Laser, Mini-Profiles on more rare cars like Yenko Stingers, Porsche 916, etc.—John Springfield, MO Gresham, More on motorcycles.—David Reidie, Brighton, Australia Stay the course. A little more American.—John Temecula, CA erage.—Nat Lanza, Saint James, IVY Keep doing the great job. In my opinion, the more knowledge that your magazine gives levels the playing field. There will always be corrections and opinions but keep the faith. We all will continue to grow and become better at what we do. Isn't that the point?—Russell Francis, Coxsackie, IL More vintage motorcycle cov- Don't lose the edge that got our attention to begin with. I miss your goring of sacred cows. Call a spade a spade and don't waffle on ques- 84 Keep up the good work. The Auction Results are important to me, I am a car/used car dealer.— J.F. Barticher, Nanuet, NY Sell your Ferrari before you break all of our hearts as we watch our subscription $$ go down the tubes (or brake lines). Just kidding.—Roger Hoffmann, Point Reyes Station, CA More auctions, more technical data, more for sale cars, bigger, bigger, bigger.—Lee Capomaccio, Bergen, NY Please list what you feel were the top 5 bests for the seller and the top 5 for the buyer at each auction.—Frank Crosby, Bedford Hills, NY Great job.—Alpine Exotic Foreign Imports, Roslyn, NY Everyone here at Rennwerke looks forward to every issue.— Cheech of Rennwerke Porsche, Elmsford, NY I read it from cover to cover. I like you just the way you are.— Joseph Clegg, Jacksonville, IL You publish my favorite magazine!—Brad Shah:, Seattle, WA More restoration tips/resources.—Berty Starling, Raleigh, NC Don't change. Love the comments in the auction reports.—Don Severson, Honolulu, HI Excellent as it is! I especially like the commentary on auction reports. Photos can not accurately reflect a cars' actual condition.— Raymond Coleman, Quincy, IL Stay the course. There are other magazines for vintage racing, bikes, restoration, etc. Focus on the "market."—Charles F Kus, Fort Worth, TX as Excellence the Porsche magazine sales reports.—Steven Harris, New York, NY More auction/sales reports, such keep as is.—Jerry Picucci, Iron Mountain, MI The present format is excellent, I like your magazine just as it is, maybe fine tune it once in a while. I lean towards Italian, German and English sports cars more than American. Keep it up! You're doing fme.—Kelly McCrea, Seattle, WA More sarcasm.—Tom Politiski, Richville, MN Very informative, I read it cover to cover!—D.T Hagn, Monterey, CA I enjoy every issue and appreciate the improvements you are making.—Ron L. Rombalski, Portland, OR Let's pump up Maserati, it needs us.—Robert O'Hara, Naples, FL And we need and appreciate your suggestions, along with your renewals. —Keith Martin & Cindy Banzer.• Sports Car Market 1980. The first tooling created 246 cars. Second editions numbered 247 to 608 were said to have been identified by a metal plate on the driver's door jamb. SCM net rating: Intermeccanica drivers: 13-** General cruisers: * www.kitcar.com Concerned about crummy plastic kit cars? Curt Scott, publisher of The Complete Guide to Specialty Cars and The Complete Guide to Cobra Replicas, tackles the problem of shoddy kit cars head on. Visit the Consumer Alert section of his site, where he tracks the problems buyers have had with shady operators (including "Florida telepredators") selling Cobra kits, Fiero conversions, and Z-car conversions. One company selling Lamborghini Diablo kits used a photo of a real Diablo in their advertisement. Scott writes, "there are only a few companies that we've never received a single serious complaint about." SCM net rating: Exotic car owner wannabes: 11.**4- General cruisers: ** • Tupperware Alert


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FAX 415-292-2790 CA CORVETTE 54 one owner for 40 yrs, frame-off restora- tion completed in '94, blue/beige, chrome valve and ignition covers, 67K miles and driven regularly, car is complete and excellent, $55,000. 440-988-5362. OH 56 265/225 hp, 2x4 carbs, auto, 2 tops, red w/white coves, red interior power top, working Wonderbar radio, body-off restoration from a no-hit car, runs and drives excellent, matching numbers $42,500. 901364-3030. TN 58 270 hp, 4-spd, 370 posi, silver blue on blue, silver coves, white top, a professional ground-up restoration intended for Bloomington Gold or Top Flight judging, perfect in every way, needs nothing, $54,000. 314-878-5645. 314-8416186.M0 61 two tops, red w/white coves, black interior, 327, 4-spd, 14,700 miles (believed actual), Wonderbar radio, runs and looks excellent, $25,850 OBO. 507-451-9760 days. 507-451-5855 eves. MN 62 red w/white top, black interior, mint condition, all numbers matching, documented maintenance, 100% street ready, 4spd, original radio, Wonderbar, show car, 95 point, $45,000 immediate delivery. Toni, 516-487-6790 x-223. NY LINCOLN 29 7-passenger sedan Model 168A, fully restored, excellent condition, dual fender mount spares, Brewster type windshield, jump seats, trunk rack w/trunk, $39,000. 914-564-0936. NY 33 KB coupe roadster by LeBaron, V12, not driven since Fran Roxas full restoration, CCCA National First, black/maroon, black interior, $145,000. 334-277-4260. AL 48 CONVERTIBLE, blue/red leather, tan top, V12, overdrive, show car, quick sell, $31,500. 603-835-2925. NH 58 CONTINENTAL MK HI, convertible coupe, solid, good running car, power brakes, top, steering, windows and locks, www, auto trans, leather interior, very complete, good running car, $18,200. Chuck, 410-756-1500. MD 644-DOOR CONVERTIBLE, white w/ maroon leather interior, many new parts and recent repairs, always garaged, new top, everything works, AM radio, Sony cass under dash, very nice head-turner, $25,500. Anthony, 212-769-6925 lv mess. NY MERCURY 39 CONVERTIBLE, all original 40K miles, from Hawaii, original owner's manual & top manual, in original family since purchase, absolutely no rust, Dartmouth green, drive anywhere, $25,000 firm. 207-465-9013 eves. ME 50 CONVERTIBLE, total show restoration CORVETTES WANTED Prefer '53 - '72 RESTORED... SERIOUS... toll free: 888-592-5086 www.corvetteswanted.com July, 2000  in recent yrs, original flathead V8 w/3-spd overdrive trans, lots of accessories, maroon w/tan canvas top and correct show interior, $75,000 secures. Mark Smith, Agent, 610584-8800. FAX 610-584-8872 PA 56 MONTCLAIR CONY, body-off restoration, ps, pb, auto, 312, p seats, Town & Country, continental kit, AACA Jr Hershey '97, glamourous tan & white, this car is gorgeous, $42,500. Steve, 703-750-9405 days. 703-978-8877 eves. VA 57 CONVERTIBLE, needs cosmetic restoration, very minor rust, 368 engine, nice interior, $12,000 can deliver. Mike, 410879-4953. MD 67 COMET CALIENTE CONY, owned 15 yrs, orig CA dry car w/cosmetics, 390 auto, 1 of 140 built with this engine, 1,539 total production, original chrome, glass, interior, with all documents to new, $17,500. 810-465-1933. MI OLDS 22 4-DOOR CONVERTIBLE, touring car, excellent condition, completely rebuilt from ground-up, new paint, new nickel coating on radiator, lights, all original, very nice, $18,000. Mike, 218-729-9528. MN 36 MODEL L-36, rumble seat convertible, 8-cyl, complete body-off high point restoration, AACA 1st Hershey '99, one of six left, $55,000 trades, OK. 201-438-0707 days. 201-939-4820 nights. NJ 47 SERIES 68 CONVERTIBLE, rare car, new maroon paint, new leather vinyl interior, new ww tires, new chrome, Straight 8 motor, auto trans, $39,000. 330-6334711. OH PACKARD 29 626 CONVERTIBLE, won National First Place in '65, been housed ever since, beautiful, drives like a Packard should, $45,000. Warren, 707-545-9544. CA 30 733 CONY COUPE, 34K original miles, cosmetic restoration of a rust-free well kept car, Packard 2-tone blue w/blue leather, tan top, sidemounts, wires, rumble and trunk rack, $75,000. Collector's Carousel, 207-854-0343. ME 40 Custom bodied 180 Derham convertible sedan, sidemounts, one-off, divider window, all accessories, some completion required, $58,500 offer/trades. 510-2341940. CA PLYMOUTH 39 CONVERTIBLE COUPE, dual sidemounts, very rare show winner, loaded, every accessory, med blue exterior, blue leather interior, clock and radio, banjo wheel, white walls, heater, $43,000. Volo Auto Museum, Bill Grams, 8 15-3853644. IL C 51 CRANBROOK CONY, red w/black top, perfect black and white interior, working original, deluxe AM radio, 3,750 miles since '86 restoration, all new front end, beautiful car, a head turner, many parts, manuals, $15,000. 508-252-9067. MA PONTIAC 374-DR CONVERTIBLE, 8-cyl, red w/ white top, radio, heater, foglights, banjo steering wheel, orig boot for top, restored 30 yrs ago by Alan Carlson, many articles written on the car, $24,000 firm. William Eicher, 231-348-1155. MI 58 BONNEVILLE CONY, turquoise w/ ivory inset, 2-tone blue interior, tri-power 300 hp, rare front and back bucket seats, ps, pb, pw, Wonderbar radio, power antenna, compass, dual exhaust, heater, and much more, frame-up restored, $75,000 OBO. Berliner Classic, Dlr, 954-923-7271. FL SHELBY 66 6S2296, ivy/white, complete restoration to R specs, original engine, CR toploader, T-10 included, car is show quality, never raced but legal for HSR, SVRA, you will not be disappointed, $47,500. 813-226-0476 work. 813-265-1088 home. FL 66 GT 350 H, #SFM6S1667, blk w/gold stripes. exc cond, car in Netherlands w/ Dutch license. Psi and facts sheet avail. upon request, Local time= e.s.t. plus 6hrs, $35,000. 3130-2284295. FAX 31302290313 67 GT 500, auto, inboards, white, Mag Stars, less than 500 miles since completely restored, Best of Show winner, $45,000. 949-548-0259. CA 68 GT 500 KR, Highland green, black interior, auto, ps, pb, factory air, 10-spokes, this is a completely restored original, detailed throughout, correct colors, paint dabs and markings, many trophies, $45,000. Serious only. 713-812-0097. TX 69 CT 350 CONVERTIBLE, black/white top and interior, auto, air, ps, ph, concours resto w/NOS parts, has won 4 Nationals, 2 Grand Nationals, 46K miles $59,000. 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Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. AC restoration specialist. 35 years experience. Partial to full restorations done to street or concours standards. JWF Restorations, Inc. 503/643 - 3225, Repairs / Restorations / Race Sports and Vintage Cars, Inc. ph/fax Sports Car Market


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3225, fax 503/646-4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. The World's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. CUSA, fax 503/528-0533. P.O. Box 6197, San Jose, CA 95150. Oldest national Austin-Healey club and factory club heritage. The resource for all current and future owners. Members receive Austin-Healey Magazine, Resource Book, calendar, tech assistance, book discount. Annual dues still just $35. Visa/MC accepted. Visit our web site: www.healey.org Aston Martin Rocky Santiago. 405/843-6117, fax 405/ 843-6251. 7321 N. Classen Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73116. Specializing in Aston Martins, all years, all conditions. Buy/sell/ consign. If you are buying or selling, please call. Also have other English cars, including Healeys, MGs, Triumphs, etc. Jaguar Clubs of North America. 888/ CLUBJAG, Write: JCNA, Dept. SCM, 9685 McLeod Rd., RR#2, Chilliwack, BC, CANADA V2P 6H4. Join the primary organization of Jaguar enthusiasts in US/ Canada. 52 local clubs provide social and other activities. JCNA sponsors championships in concourse, rally, slalom. Members receive bi-monthly Jaguar Journal magazine. http://www.jnca.com Jaguar MGA Route 66 Classic Restoration. 918/ 851-7866, fax 918/438-7866. 15300 E. Pine St. Tulsa, OK 74116. Built to order. Exterior color, interior color and material, drive-line, wheels, tires, brakes, all your choice. Order your MGA today. Offered by Mirage Motorcars LLC. Rolls Royce/Bentley - Peter Hageman, Vintage Automobiles. 206/954-1961, fax 425/287-0660. P.O. Box 554, Kirkland, WA 98033. Prewar European autos, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, specializing in vintage Bentleys. FERRARI / MASERATI / LAMBO ETC. Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. Sales, 800/547-4455, 503/255-7560. Service & Parts, 800/944-6483, 503/257-9655. America's oldest & most dedicated Ferrari (and Lotus) dealer. New & used exotic cars. Also, huge parts department with fast, fast service. 203 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97203. 2690, fax 949/650-2730. 922 Sunset Dr. Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Specializing in sales of Ferrari & other exotics. Consignments, brokerage services, references available. Extensive computer database. Whether buying or selling, call. I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis & Lamborghinis. 310/ 274-7440, fax 310/274-9809. If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please, call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. Randy Simon. (CA) Gentry Lane Lamborghini. 416/535- Garry Roberts & Company. 949/650You can't trust them with Just anyone. Prized Possessions. Austin-Healey Club USA. 888/4AHAustin Healey - AC Owner's Club Limited. 503/ 643- www.symbolicmotors.com GT Motors. 818/546-2971, fax 818/ 546-2812. 741 W. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91204. Sales, service and concourswinning restorations of Ferrari. Always a wide range of quality cars in stock for sale. Friendly, top notch service at reasonable rates. Always in the market to purchase interesting Ferraris in any condition. Nastasi Racing Car Corp. 718/706- appointment  only,  please. Michael Sheehan. 949/646-6086, fax 949/646-6978. Always looking for cars to buy, from rare one-offs to serial production ordinaries. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus— call me first or call me last, I'll make you the best cash offer. Buyers—let me use my thousand-plus car data base to help you find a car, or verify the history of one you are looking at. (CA) 7400, fax 718/706-8135. 27-19, 44th Dr. L.I.C. NY 11101. Expert service on all exotics. Specializing in Lambo service and parts. Buy & sell used cars. Former dealer and distributor. (NY) Thomas Shaughnessy Consulting. 949/366-6211, fax 949/366-6827. Professional buyer of Ferraris, primarily '50s, '60s, and '70s. Also have extensive Lambo and Maser experience. Additionally deal in Ferrari engines. Plus—have more than 350 Ferrari wheels in stock. Call today for straight talk and honest advice. San Clemente, CA. GERMAN Mercedes-Benz Sports Leicht Restoration, Inc. Call Alex Dearborn or Bruce Adams in Topsfield, MA. 978/887-6644, fax 978/ 887-3889. A vintage Mercedes full service company, specializing in the 1905L. Large database of older MBs for sale. Free listing for your car. Gull Wing Group International. Gary Estep, 530/345-6701. 776 Cessna, Chi- co, CA 95928. Dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of 1954 to 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupes and Roadsters. You do not have to be an owner to belong. Member benefits include: twelve monthly magazines per year plus a national convention that rotates its location around the country. Also, reproduction parts and much more. AMERICAN Shelby Mercedes-Benz Club of America. 800/ 637-2360. MBCA, 1907 Lelaray St., Colorado Springs, CO 80909. World's largest Mercedes-Benz club, 33,000 members, all models, 1886-onward; excellent 120-page color magazine, The Star, with how-to tech articles, history, new models, racing, hundreds of cars for sale, ads free to members, much more. New car raffle, tech assistance, national events, more; dues $35/yr. www.mbca.org 1500. 280SLs exclusively. 20 plus 280 SLs in stock for sale in any price range from above average drivers to show quality. Not a broker, we own all our inventory and are aggressively looking to buy top quality 280SLs. Technical and restoration advice always just a phone call away. Locations in New Jersey and Arizona. www.tonylabel la. com Tony LaBella Classic Cars. 856/424Porsche Porsche Market Letter. 888/928-9111, fax 760/940-9170. Send check or Visa/MC to PML/SC, PO Box 6010, Oceanside, CA 92058. Find the Porsche you've been looking for. Over 1,000 Porsches for sale in every issue. 1 year, 12 issues only $55. (Can/Mex $65, overseas $75). PMLetter@aol.com ; www.pmletter.com 356 Registry. 356 Registry, 27244 Ryan Road, Warren, MI 48092. A club for those interested in 356 Porsches. The Registry Magazine is published six times a year. 356 ownership not necessary. Dues $25 annually. Membership information: Barbara Skirmants. Shelby American Automobile Club. 860/364-0449, fax 860/364-0769. P.O. Box 788, Sharon, CT 06069. Over 5,000 members, 50 Regions throughout the world. Dedicated to the care and preservation of the cars that Carroll Shelby produced. Two National Conventions a year, semi-annual magazine, bi-monthly newsletter as well as a registry. • Display Ad Index Alfa Ricambi  Auto Italia  Barrett-Jackson  Blackhawk  Brian D. Moore  Brooks USA  Car Logistics  Carrera Motors  Chequered Flag  Christie' s Int.  Classic Showcase  74 64 9 5 30, 31 81 4, 5 78 13 1 7 Collector Car Insurance  Cosmopolitan Motors  Garry Roberts  Grundy Insurance  7, 46-49 1 8 1 9 93 81 66 Guild of Automotive Rest.  15 GT Motors  GTC  Horseless Carriage  Intercity Lines  J.C. Taylor  J.J. Best & Co. Financing  Jon Norman's Alfa Parts  Joseph L. Troise  K&K Motorcars  Kruse Int' I  Maserati Club Int.  No matter what your prized possessions are, our dward-winning equipment provides immaculate, enclosed, door-to-door transport. We offer containerizing for overseas shipping, automobile storage, and pier service, Featuring HighwayMaster satellite tracking/communication systems. 9900, fax 416/535-8152. Also Canada's largest Ferrari parts inventory. Under new ownership. Call today with your needs. Jason Popovich, Canada (ON) Brian D. Moore Restorations. 916/ 635-3559, fax 916/635-5824. 2347 Gold River Rd., Gold River, CA 95670. Specializing in restoration and reconstruction of exotic and vintage racing motorcars. Appraising service also available. Symbolic Motor Car Company. 619/ 454-1800, fax 619/454-1890. 7440 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92307. Largest dealer of exotic Ferraris, Jaguars, Alfas and other cars in the world. Always a superb array of important cars on display. Interesting trades always considered. By July, 2000  Visit our web site at www.horselesscarriage.com Palm Fiber Coco Mats  Passport Transport  Precious Metals  Premier Financial  Pro-Team Corvettes  Putnam Leasing  Re-Originals  RM Auctions  Spectrum Auctions  Symbolic Motors  77 11 87 41 19 59 74 82 63 23, 36, 37 78 79 68 1 0 76 85 55 75 Rocky Mt. Motorsports  Silver Auctions  2, 3, 25, 27 85 70 21 96 Tony LaBella Classic Cars  10 Veloce Motors  79 ot  - - :.irrtaty artur,- 61 Iowa Avenue Paters-on New Jersey i37 151:3 800 631 7796 $ in NJ 973-742-2692 Fax 973-742-8369 Vintage Motors of Sarasota  4 3 Vintage Motor Photos  Zimmermann, Peter  63 82 87


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•—• Sports Car Market Classified order form Advertise your classic car in Sports Car Market magazine for as little as $15 per month. Just follow the five easy steps below. Deadline for entry is the 1st of the previous month (ie., July 1st for the August issue.) STEP 1: CHOOSE YOUR DEAL 0 I would like to place a text classified advertisement for $15/mo CI I would like to place a small full-color Showcase Gallery advertisement for $44/mo 0 I would like to place a large full-color Super Showcase advertisement for $88/mo STEP 2: WRITE YOUR AD Please write your 20 word ad clearly in the boxes, exactly as you wish it to read, one word per box. Each word over will be an extra $1. (Use an extra sheet if necessary.) • • 111_ • • kk1 •• • CI I've enclosed a check/PO for $  CI Please debit my 0 Mastercard 0 Visa with $  Card number  Expiration date Signature  STEP 4: FILL IN YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS First name  Address  City  Daytime phone  STEP 5: MAIL, FAX OR PHONE MAIL TO: Sports Car Market classifieds. 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215 FAX TO: 503/252-5854 OR CALL OUR HOTLINE 24/7: 800/289-2819 SMALL PRINT: Payment must be submitted with entry. • You must provide your full name, address and phone number. • All photographs will remain the property of SCM and will be reproduced as necessary, unless SASE is enclosed for return. • Advertisements received will be placed in the next issue subject to availability (not necessarily the following publication). • Deadline for entry is the 1st of the previous month (ie., July 1st for the August issue. • No responsibility can be accepted by SCM or its printer for any inaccuracy in the advertisement, or for any transaction arising between readers from advertisements published. NO EXTRA CHARGE!  INTERNET BONUS  Double your exposure! You reach the car  collecting world when you place your ad.  All Sports Car Market Magazine classified  and Showcase Gallery ads are posted on  88 ADVERTISING FOR DISPLAY  For information on increasing your busi-  ness by advertising in Sports Car  Market Magazine, call Scott Abts for avail-  ability and rates, at 503/261-0555, fax  the Internet at sportscarmarket.com . Call  503/252-5854 or e-mail: a rtd r@  503/261-0555 for information.  sportscarmarket.com .  SEND US YOUR AD ELECTRONICALLY! Send us your classified, or color showcase gallery car ad via e-mail to artdir@ sportscarmarket.com . Include the above information and please scan your pictures, 5" width at 300 dpi, saved in JPG format for best print quality. Sports Car Market A made payable to Sports Car Market Date Last name State  e-mail  Zip 


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e Bay casts a wide shadow over the Internet auction field. They offer over 8,500 pieces of automobilia and about 600 sports cars on the block at any given time. Their new specialty department, eBayMotors, not only handles all types of cars but parts and accessories, along with motorcycles and other types of vehicles. There are other automotive sites on the web, and we've listed a sale from one, Collectors Auction Service (www.caswel.com ) below. If there are automotive auction sites you would like us to take a look at, please e-mail the URL to copyed@ sportscarmarket.com . This month the items that did not sell were as interesting than those that did. Bidders weren't willing to dig deep enough for a '30s bumper car from the Balboa Island Amusement Park, a wooded San Francisco trolley that was used in the 1960s Rice-a-Roni commercials or a Dodge Charger parked in a used car lot in Japan with an opening bid of 790,000V ($7,350). No one wanted a kit that would turn your Fiero into a Ferrari 308 either, but here are some of the items that did change hands that we thought were either amazing or amusing and a few that were both. eBay #324097367 - 1963 356B PORSCHE COUPE. S/N 212538. First bid: $356. Number of bidders: 28. SOLD AT $12,200. Date sold: 5/10/ 00. Description was complete but a little sketchy on details. The individual Boise, Idaho in the mid-teens and purchased by Sinclair Oil Company in the mid '50s. Veltex service stations were in operation throughout the three western states and their delivery trucks had a 16" version of this sign on the doors. This sign-stated to be "newer"-is not old enough for the paint to have had time to dry. Plain and simple, it is a reproduction! It has been showing up at recent swap meets for about $50 and you could probably make a deal and get three for what this one sold for. CASWEL.com #10 - 1913 BAKERSFIELD AUTOMOBILE RACES PENNANT. First bid: $325. Number of bidders: 8. SOLD AT $780.50, including 10% premium. Date sold: 5/25/00. This is a wonderful 29" felt screen-printed pennant that was offered by Collectors Auction Service SCM Showcase Gallery selling the vehicle had no receipts and was not aware when or if the engine had been rebuilt. Stated to have been repainted a handful of years ago and that it was a good five-footer (maybe more like twenty?) with some rust bubbles and rock chips. Would be a giant leap of faith to send funds without an inspection. eBay  #326481662  -  26" FLETCHER OIL COMPANY (VELTEX) TRUCK SIGN. First bid: $75. Number of bidders: 6. SOLD AT $127.50. Date sold: 5/13/00. The Fletcher Oil Company was founded in (CAS) in their most recent on-line auction. Early racing was on board tracks and the major west coast stops were in Tacoma, Beverly Hills and Fresno-so Bakersfield must have been a dirt track and not on the main circuit. The image of the openwheel race car on this eBay #33145075 - 1949 CADILLAC CONVERTIBLE. First bid: $5,000. Number of bidders: 25. SOLD AT $17,108.67. Date sold: 5/22/00. Who could resist a Caddy convertible that was stated to have last been driven 5' pennant is vivid and the condition appears to be excellent. Lesser racing pennants have sold for more. eBay # 327734688 - 1930 PARCO ROAD MAP OF IOWA. First bid: $2. Number of bidders: 4. SOLD AT $107.50. Date sold: 5/15/00. In the era when service stations actually provided by the proverbial little old man? The only thing missing in the description was that he only drove it to church on Sunday. Claimed to be in good working order with new brakes, tires and battery, it appeared a little edgy in the 72 dpi screen resolution photo. Information on the interior was lacking. With the CPI guide pricing "good" condition '49s at $21,000, this buyer was brave to pay near market for a car with so many unknowns. eBay #330334934 - CIGARETTE BOX WITH 1948 TUCKER AUTOMOBILE. First bid: $20. Number of bidders: 38. SOLD AT $1,500. Date sold: 5/21/00. Tucker promotional items far outnumber the actual number service and they offered enticements to gain your business, road maps were free for the asking. Many of those offered in the '30s had bold, colorful eyecatching graphics, and today they are a very desirable collectible. Not much is known about Parco, but their map is a classic and if you find one for less than what this one sold for-go for it. of cars produced. Radios had to be purchased when an order was placed and since only fifty-two of the orders were ever filled, there are a lot of extra radios kicking around. The ashtray/cigarette box is often stated to be an item supplied to dealers and they are also fairly prevalent. This example showed some wear but sold for a fair price considering the actual cars are now over $250K.• 427 S/C Shelby American Cobra SCX 4095. Includes  427 Shelby aluminum motor, 42 gal. cell, 4-speed toploader, 4  point harness pass. & driver, comp seat. New. Korman D.  , Cusack, Rocky Mt. Motor Sports. 800-530-2600. (C0)(Oct)  1973 Dino 246 Spyder. #05830. Chairs/Flares, fly  1960 Morgan +4 DHC. #4615. BRG, tan hides, yellow, new black interior, gray carpet. 70K miles. Excellent,  driven/maintained regularly. Books, tools, extra trim bits.  (203) 866-1056, fax (203) 853-9616. (CT) (July)  excellent. Owned 30 years, 9000 miles on total restoretion. Lots of elegance and fun for 535K. (203) 866-1056, fax (203) 853-9616. (CT) (July) AIL -4i. _,S11 1984 Porsche 911. Factory turbo look. Red/black,  sunroof. Rebuilt transmission, clutch. Service 7/99. Fuchs,  H-4s, sport seats, history, receipts, beautiful condition.  70K miles, $26,500. (901) 668-7894. (TN) (July)  Campagnolo "Elektroo" (71/2x14" DIA) N.O.S. Alloy  Wheel. One (1) for a Ferrari Dino 246 GT/S with the rare flared  fender and wide wheel option. $895 plus s/h. Call Mark (770)  424-4068 or e-mail: markstrol@juno.com (GA) (July)  0,1f, 1982 Porsche 911SC -largo. 60K mile, CA car. Stee  wide body, turbo look. Incredible details using factory  parts. Pristine condition, awesome performance. $26,900  0130. Lou, (815) 675-3222. (IL) (July)  1970 Plymouth Duster.  340 V8, 727 Torque Flite AT, 4-bbl Carter AVS carb, P/S, P/B, 81/4 rear end, dual exhaust. Chrome console with shifter. Bucket seats, runs well. VIN #VS29H0B427463. $3,750. (503) 232-0842. (OR) (July) • - 41 1968 Jaguar XKE Coupe 2+2. 4-speed, recent renova tion, new leather, wires, exhaust, clutch, carbs. Nice paint. Na accidents. Pampered. Clean example. $16,500. Chuck (206) 367-3406. cottageblue@msn.com (WA) (July)


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aum wiper Showcase APII  M 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4. Professionally restored. New paint, new interior, undercarriage detailed, engine compartment detailed including all new hardware  and hoses. Low miles, show quality. Ferrari trades considered. Ferrari of Long Island.  584,900. (516) 671-2276. (NY) (July)  1969 Plymouth SIX. 440 6-pack, 4-speed console. 10,000 miles on engine  rebuild. Solid riding/driving car. Many new parts. E - gbautomotive@mindspring.com $22,000/obo. Kurt 920-336-9326 (WI) (July)  mail for more info/pictures.  1967 Lamborghini 4000T 2+2, chassis #01222. One of 247 produced. Professionally restored using original parts. $65,000 USD. Terry Kell at (613) 5911482 ext. 335, terry.kell@kanatek.com or visit www.sofpak.com . (Canada) (Sept.) Platz restoration, recent service. 548,000. Alex Dearborn, Topsfield, MA (978) 887-  6644, fax (978) 887-3889, photos at www.sportsleicht.com (MA) (July)  1958 Mercedes-Benz 220S Convertible. Block/ton, beautiful 1988 Bob  1961 Mercedes-Benz 2205E convertible. Dark red/tan. Restored  California car. $90,000. Alex Dearborn, Sports Leicht, MA. (978) 887-6644,  fax (978) 887-3889, photos at www.sportsleicht.com (MA) (July)  1955 Triumph 1R2. Red/tan, possibly the finest in U.S. Right hand drive, overdrive, wire wheels. Detailed restoration in every respect. $25,000 very firm. Jim (313) 675-3575 (MI) (July) 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. Black/red. Rudge wheels. Major  restoration by Paul Russell & Co. $285,000. Alex Dearborn, Topsfield, MA (978)  887-6644, fax (978) 887-3889, photos at www.sportsleicht.com (MA) (July)  1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SL. White/red, factory ZF 5-speed, two tops,  beautifully restored. 535,000.Alex Dearborn, Topsfield, MA (978) 887-6644, fax  (978) 887-3889, photos at www.sportsleicht.com (MA) (July)  1971 Pantera. Early push-button car for sale by original owner. 23,500 miles. New paint, mostly stock mechanicals. Upgrades, updates, everything works. Books, records. $37,500. Joe (520) 577-5243 (AZ) (Aug) 1957 BMW 507 Series II Roadster. Black with tan leather and black top.  Rudge wheels, hard top, disk brakes. Correct numbers, excellent condition. Charles  S. Crail Automobiles (805) 568-1934 or fax (805) 568-1533 (CA) (July)  1927 Bugatti Type 43 Grand Sport. Coachwork by Bugatti. Chassis  #43182, ex-Ernest Rene Friedrich, Paris St. Raphael Rally winning. Totally restored  with full history & correct numbers. Mille Miglia competitor 1989, last owner 10 years.  Charles S. Crail Automobiles (805) 568-1934 or fax (805) 568-1533 (CA) (July)  1960 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur by H.J. Mulliner. LHD. Brewster green with tan leather. Factory air, power steering, and power windows. Exceptional condition throughout. In California from the '70s. $78,500. Charles S. Crail Automobibs (805) 568-1934 or fax (805) 568-1533 (CA) (July) 1931 Chrysler De-Luxe CD-8 Roadster. Rust free California car. Barrett - Jackson appraised. 40 color photos detailing frame-off restoration, consistent show winner $59,500. Phone/fax number (949) 675-3150. (CA) (July) 1992 Chevy Corvette Coupe. Bright Aqua metallic, white leather, removable blue tint roof panel, auto, CD, premium chrome wheels. Two owners. Approximately 83,000 miles. California car. $16,500. Call M-F, 9-5 Pacific time, (760) 728-2451. (CA) (July) SCM Showcase Gallery pairli` 7;10111 Hifi 1974 Jaguar XKE Roadster. Beautiful 77K original  mile Signal Red w/biscuit leather. Showroom new. Very  good 2 +/i-. $42,500 OBO. Contact Joey, Chris or L.T. toll  free at 877-933-0600. (July)  engine. 5-speed, CD, power top, seats, windows, locks. Hard top  and car cover. Less than 8K miles. Charcoal black metallic, black  leather. Call M-F, 9-5 Pacific time, (760) 728-2451. (CA) (July)  1998 BMW Z3-"M" Roadster. 3.2-liter high performance  1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL. Both tops, 200 miles  since $270,000 correct restoration. Incredibly gorgeous  looking and ready for cross country rallies. Asking  $300,000. (215) 968-5595. (PA) (July)  1 9 8 6 Moserati Quattroporte. 35K miles, recent valve adjustment, belts, hoses and fluids replaced in '98. All receipts, driven weekly. Virtually flawless. $13,500. (262) 238-1712 (WI) (July) 1960 Mercedes-Benz 3005L Roadster. 65K original miles. 2 owner car. 10K miles since purchased from original owner in 1975. New paint, chrome, interior and top. 5149,500. (415)489-5651.


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SCM Showcase Gallery 1952 Jaguar XKl 20 FHC. Black/red leather, 600  miles since complete restoration. Correct and an excep-  Nona' driver. 562,000. Trades considered. (909) 686-  4937. (CA) (July)  1966 Tiger. 260 cu in 4 bbl, recent top, exhaust, front  end rebuild, new tires, electronic ignition, roll bar. No  rust, always garaged and well maintained. $16,500.  (610) 454-1473, mikep@sumlab.com . (PA) (July)  1955 Corvette, V-8, automatic. Gypsy Red, fully  1956 Jaguar XK 140MC Roadster. Red w/biscuit estored. Asking $55,000 OBO. Being sold from private  ollection. Contact Joey, Chris or L.T. toll free at 877-933-  0600. (July)  leather. Restoration on every nut and bolt. Over 580,000 spent. 562,500 OBO. Contact Joey, Chris or L.T. toll free at 877933-0600. (July) 1927 Rolls-Royce British Phantom I. Touring body,  new paint, beautiful mahogany wood, rare Grebel headlights,  excellent mechanics. 560,000, additional information at  www.irinfo.com/37EF . (615) 324-7311. (TN) (July)  1959 Rolls-Royce SCI I (LLCA11), black over Silver  Sand, beige leather, LHD, new lambswool overlays, no  divider. Restored to high level, new Coker tires. S13,000 spent  last 2 years. 565,000. Bob (760) 568-0778 (CA) (Aug)  38 ft. custom built Cigarette Flat Deck offshore pleasure  boat. 90+ MPH, Kevlar hull, twin 620 ci, 900 hp, full staggered  engines.Unbelievable sound, speed and ride. Will separate. SELL  or TRADE (708) 361-4592, fax (708) 361-3043 (IL) (July)  1927 Hudson Super Six Sports Tourer. Alloy panels, Mahogany frame, f-head, 4.9 liter engine with supercharger. Jaeger instruments, 10" Marchal Bullseye headlamps. 5125,000 USD +(3) 9889-5611, fax +(3) 9889-5711 (Australia) (July) 1973 Land Rover. 88", RHD. Rare factory press release  1959 Lancia Appia legato. Beige leather, 48,000  vehicle, believed to be 1 of 3 produced. Fitted with Ford 3 liter  V-6 from the factory w/overdrive. Great original Rover for only  $11,800. Will arrange delivery. (770) 751-6814. (GA) (July)  miles. Good original unrestored CA car. Rebuilt engine  and brakes. $24,000 Australian. (Approx. $14,500USD)  (+ 618) 82787625 (Australia) (July)  1948 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery. 4" chop, Camaro front  clip, SB Chevy, Turbo-Hydra trans. Tilt wheel, power steering. All  gauges, cost. int. 12 volt, no heat, air or radio. 518,000. srybaj@  aol.com (631) 267-8876, fax (631) 267-7922. (NY) (July)  1957  Porsche Speedster Klub Sport. Silver/red, complete rebuild, excellent club or vintage racer. SVRA logbook. Many trick parts. $49,000. Motor Classic & Competition. (914) 997-9133, fax (914) 997-9136. (NY) (July) 1960 Morris Minor 1000. 2-door. Needs complete  restoration, car complete. Has not been on road in years. Also,  1967 Morris 4-door, RHD. Both cars 52,500. Clint or Scott (203)  374-4479 or (203) 380-2243 (CT) (July)  1980 Ferrari 308 GTB. Classic red/tan, excellent  1989 GMC Truck and trailer. 3500 Dually with Cap  condition throughout. 31K miles. 30K service (incl. clutch)  performed 3/99. Car has books, records and jack kit.  S28,000 Forza. (860) 350-1140 (CT) (July)  and matching red trailer that fits 3 small vintage racers.  Located in Chicago. 513,500 firm. Call John Weinberger  (630) 655-3535. (IL) (July) 1969 Maserati Ghibli. 4.7 coupe, 55K miles, 5-speed, A/C, silver blue with black hides. Tuned and serviced. Looks great, runs strong. S26,500. (732) 449-3753. (NJ) (July) Austin-Healey BN2. VIN 8N2L-228479. 100M specs. Low  1975 Porsche 911 Carrera. Fly yellow with black  miles since complete rebuild, 180 hp, 72 spoke wires, new  paint, tires, int., AL fuel tank. Many other extras, car in Italy.  +0438-85649. $25,000 USD (Italy) (July)  leather. All original, 5-speed, A/C, fog lights, Fuchs, CA-  1 tires. Just 79,000 miles. Asking $19,500 USD. Steve  (905) 875-0514. (Canada) (July) Bizzarrini P538 Barchetta. V-8, 460cu.in . 5250,000  www.classicscars.com . (July)  1972 Datsun 2407. 6-cylinder, 4-speed, 4-wheel independent suspension, factory A/C. Garaged, dealer maintained. Stock, nice. Runs great. S4,495. (714) 279-0916. (CA) (July) 1982 Ferrari 512 BBi Boxer. 14K orig., pampered miles.  Red with block leather, cloth inserts. All orig. books and tools,  radio.15Kmileservice. EPA/DOT. From privatecollection.S85,000.  More photos at deGarmoLtd.com (203) 852-1670 (CT) (July)  1991 Chevy One Ton crew cab dually. 59,000 miles, 454, auto, air, loaded, new inspection, excellent. Plus 32' Wells Cargo 5th wheel. Extras. Fair. 517,750 080. (412) 922-5225 (PA) (July) 1952 Porsche-Glockler 550 Spyder. Prototype  replica built on '70 VW pan. Brand new 150hp $4,000  engine. Fast and fun. 514,500 or interesting trade. (561)  589-3495 (561) 234-8336 pm. (FL) (July) 1968 AMX 390 Go-Pak. A/C, auto, tilt, remote mirror, beautiful red paint, chrome magnum 500s. Stock. California car, no rust anywhere. $8,500. (714) 279-0916. (CA) (July) 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa. 1 of 246. CA car w/  Very rare Shelby Brooklins Model Expo. 1/43 scale.  matching numbers. Carrera tensioners, new clutch, original  Blaupunkt radio. Stunning original in excellent cond. 516,500.  Consider trade toward newer Targa. (703) 933-3891. (VA) (July)  Only 3 exist. Shelby signature. MIB, all documentation. S2,000.  themacs@dreamscape.com (315) 855-4368. (NY) (July)  1965 Jaguar XKE, Series I. Stunning Sand color,  completely original and beautiful. Only 15,285 miles.  Tool kit, books, etc. Original spare in trunk. 2nd owner for  16 years. 557,500 (517) 642-2757. (MI) (July) 1976 MGB. Super nice. Unmolested example. 61,831 actual miles, winter stored. Original top and interior. No rust or damage. 54,550. Auto Gallery (815) 675-3222. (IL) (July)


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SCMIERS TAKE THE TROPHIES AT THE THE 5111 AANUAL ANIELIA ISLAND CONCOURS cif ELEGANci March 9-12, 2000 The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, FL Amelia Award Winners American Classic Open (1925-1930) DeWayne Ashmead, Fruit Heights, UT 1925 Kissel 6-55 Speedster American Classic Open (1931-1934) Eugene and Marlene Epstein, Newtown, PA 1931 Cord L29 Phaeton Sedan Race Cars (1946-1959) Class Winner George Shelley, Pompano Beach, FL 1947 Cisitalia D-46 Monoposto American Production and Special Interest (1925-1941) Knox Kershaw, Montgomery, AL 1932 Ford Canton Victoria Arthur Einstein, Jr., Katonah, NY 1936 Buick Roadmaster Phaeton Cars of Brian Redman Jim Jaeger, Cincinnati, OH 1971 Ferrari 312PB European Custom Coachwork Malcolm Pray, Greenwich, CT 1934 Rolls-Royce P1 Gurney Nutting Horseless Carriage (1895-1915) Class Winner Carl Cedergren, Shoreview, MN 1913 Hudson 6-54 Speedster European French Coachwork Jeff Brock, Nashville, TN 1924 Renault Torpedo Skiff Sportive MT Limited Production American William Gerard, Big Sky, MT 1960 Lincoln Mark V Convertible Motorcycles Torn Straubinger, Pompano Beach, FL 1968 Harley-Davidson Sportster XLCH #110.1 fj...  1st Mercedes-Benz Production Cars James A. Patterson, Louisville, KY 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC Darrell and Jacqueline Davis, Longwood, FL 957 Chevrolet Be! Air Convertible Muscle Cars Class Winner Mid-engine Sports Cars (1960-1980) Barney Hallingby, New York, NY 1968 DeTomaso Mangusta Race Cars (1960-1980) John McKenna, Elkridge, MD 1965 Shelby GT35OR Henry Wilkinson, Asheville, NC 1966 Porsche 911C Production Sports Cars (Pre-1940) Bob Bahre, Oxford, ME 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C-2900B Jaguar (1946-1974) Arnold Rapoport, Allentown, 1951 Jaguar XK 120 OTS Sport ars, En  (1949-1 Gary Ford, Piperville, PA 1950 HRG 1500 Series #W205 Frank Rubino, Coral Ga 1974 Jaguar XKE Dr. F A Herrero. Ormon 1949 Cadillac Sedane e Class Winn American Classic Oper Eugene and Marlene Epstei , 1942 Packard Darrin Co Best of Show The Ritz-Carhon Amelia Is! Oscar Davis, Elizabeth, 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C-2900 European Custom Coachwork Class Winner William Haines, Canton, OH 1931 Isotta Fraschini The Rolex Award The Car of Timeless B Bob Bahre, Oxford, 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C-2900B American Classic Sam and E 1930 Duesenbe Cars of Brian Redman Class Winner Robert C. Rapp, Greensboro, NC 1969 Porsche 917K Sports Cars (Pm-1940) Class Winner Best of Show Oscar Davis, Elizabeth, NJ 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C-2900


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Cosmopolitan Motors AUTOMOBILES 1928 Alfa Romeo 6C1500, James Young  1958 Alfa Romeo 750 Spyder, Nice Driver  $110,000 $18,500 1959 Alfa Romeo 750 Giulietta Spyder, 15 year owner, recVblack  $12,500 1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 Touring Spyder, 2 Ambitious Projects .... BugattiTYPes 35,37,40,44,49,50,51,52,55,57  1963 Cadillac comertible, older restoration  1964 C,aciillac Coupe de Ville, lovelyoriginal  $4,500 ea. Inquire 1955 Cisitalia 808 XF Convertible, I Off Concept Car  1971 Citroen DS 21 Pallas, Chromatic  1972 Citroen SM, 1 owner, 42,000 miles, green/black  Delahaye 135M/MS, Several To Choose From  Delage D6 & D8 Dropheads. Please inquire  1961 DKW 1000 SP, Restored Roadster  1942 Dodge WC56 Power Wagon Command Car  1961 Face! Vega H.K. 500, fullyrestored  1966 Ferrari 330 GTS, Very Original  1959 Fiat 500 Bianchina Micro Car, older restoration  1964 FordThunderbirdCoupe, Original  1920 Hispano Suiza 8-10 H.P. Tourer  1969 Jaguar E Type Roadster, 4 speed Red/Black, Restored  1972 Lamborghini Jarama, Red/Black  1962 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport Zagato  1965 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport Zagato  1970 Lancia Flaminia PininfarinaCoupe (2)  1972 LanciaFulva Zagato  1971 Iso Rivolta Lele, 1 of 260 made, 351, 5 Speed  1956 Lotus 11, Le Mans fairing, Race Ready  1968 Lotus Elan S2 Convertible, RHD  $7,500 $8,500 $78,000 $9,950 $75,000 andup $100,000 andup $12,500 $16,500 $50,000 $165,000 $5,570 $1,800 $95,000 $21,500 $23,500 $23,500 $60,000 $40,000 $6,000 $17,500 $75,000 $12,500 $13,500 1967 Maserati Quattroporte 4000, cream/black  1979 Maserati Merak SS Superb  1961 MGA 1600 Roadster, Red and Restored  1965 and up MGB Roadsters, 6 To Choose From  1958 Mercedes-Benz 220 SEc, Restored  1963 Mercedes-Benz Unimog, Restored  1967 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB, ex-Paul Whittier  1977 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9, Blue Missle  i 993 Nissan Pathfinder, Lady Owned & Maintained  1974 Porsche 9142.0 Liter, Great Runner  1974 Porsche 914 2.0 Liter, Longtime Owner  1990 Range Rover County, red/tan  1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith, Hooper limousine  1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II, R.H.D., maroon/black  1951 Siata Grand Sport Cabriolet, One-off alloy  1961 Triumph TR3a, red/black  1976 Triumph TR6 Roadster, BRG/tan. Restored  1977 Vogue Motorcoach, Once owned by Richard Boone  AIRCRAFT 1994 Kamov KA 32 Russian Helicopters  Fully refitted, 3 in stock WATERCRAFT 1947 Harco 40' Mahogany Pleasure Yacht  Twin 440s. Cruises at 27 kis. Art Deco head turner. Expensive when new. 1958 Richardson 41 $48,000 Very nice boat, formerly of the Miller Brewing family, hence its name "High Life" $65,000 $11,500 $32,000 $18,500 from $1,000 $38,000 $25,000 $35,500 $8,995 $9,500 $4,500 $10,995 $49,950 $5,500 $27,500 $85,000 $13,500 $13,500 $28,500 $2,300,000 each 1790 Louis XVI walnut armchairs - Recendy recaned, fullydocumented, pair  1890 Parson's couch - restored  1920 Canebacked lounge chairs, pair  ANTIQUE FURNITURE 1870 American chertywood chamber pot. Excellent  1880 Restoration /Federalist Parisian chahs, pair  $15,000 $$3, 31,,800 2,r00 500 HISTORICAL ANTIQUE MILLWORK $$ The complete interior of Seattle's Austin Bell Building. A tum of the century building for which the downtown neighborhood "Belltown" was named. Doors, windows, baseboard, wainscoting, elaborate rails and balustrades, a steam-powered elevator with cut glass, beams, treads, and bricks. VINTAGE WINES Expensive, extensive, edectic Collection of Bordeaux, Burgiurdy, Californian, Washingtonian, Oregonian, and Italian collector wines. Oldvintages to recent releases. Inquire. FERRARIANA World class collection of numerous period posters, prints, lithographs and sculptures to do with Ferrari and other vintage marques. Dozens of early and recent Bugatti collectibles, accessories and artwork.  BUGATTI ACCESSORIES Inquire • We appraise collector cars world-widefor insurance or settlements. • We are experts in shipping. (206)467-6531 • Fax (206) 467-6532 2030 8th Avenue • Seattle, Washington 98121 www.cosmopolitanmotors.com


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