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PROFILED: '79 FERRARI BOXER, '59 FACEL VEGA HK500, '55 MORGAN PLUS Fou '58 M-B 190SL ROADSTER, '59 KELLISON J-4R COUPE, '79 ALFA SPORT SEDAN -  - .Jjira Giveawayat $555 120 '58 lsetta Breaks the Bank 21508- '66 Mustang Convertible Reaso ,able at $135-780 Big-HealexStays Strong at $585750 -S ither way for $75 314.!-Ferrari 3302 SuP na Alwaia 500 carp for sale inside... -  4  •


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RM AUCTIONS INC. The ex-Prince Maximillian zu Shaumsberg-Lippe 1933 MERCEDES-BENZ 380K SPECIAL ROADSTER VINTAGE MOTOR CARS AT MEADOW BROOK HALL AUGUST 4, 2001 This spectacular Roadster is a one-off competition Mercedes, built new for noted sportsman Prince Max. This eight cylinder supercharged sports car has wonderful provenance with documented history and carries its original Erdmann Er Rossi coachwork on its numbers matching chassis. IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MEADOW BROOK HALL CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE The ex-Stan Laurel  1947 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER  The ex-Roy Orbison  1947 CADILLAC SERIES  62 FASTBACK  1934 DUESENBERG MODEL J WALKERLAGRANDE CONVERTIBLE COUPE, CHASSIS NO. 2560/J534 FEATURE CONSIGNMENTS 1936 CORD 812SC SPORTSMAN 1930 PIERCE-ARROW DUAL COWL PHAETON 1947 FORD CONVERTIBLE 1935 CHRYSLER AIRFLOW COUPE 1933 ROLLS-ROYCE Pll CONTINENTAL SALOON 1948 CHEVROLET CUSTOM CLUB WOODY CABRIOLET 1928 STUTZ VERTICAL 8 CONVERTIBLE VICTORIA BY HIBBARD & DARRIN 1952 JAGUAR XK120 FIXED HEAD COUPE CATALOGS AND BIDDER REGISTRATION RIKA deHAAS 8 0 0.2 1 1.4 3 7 1 OR www.rmauctions.com €4 idy Pi-WM „ Oreemoithlime  Dmmt.E.R CHRYSLER dR *fury 711gula!±: LEF,31P,.;,27, CONSIGNMENT & MARKET EVALUATIONS BEVERLY HILLS SPECIALISTS: DAVID GOODING  IAN KELLEHER  ELLIOT GROSSMAN  866.762.8284 866.762.8284 619.857.7749    800.211.4271  800.211.4371  203.397.0734  613.476.9132  davidarmauctions.com ianarmauctions.com elliot@rmauctions.com MIDWEST & EAST COAST SPECIALISTS: MIKE FAIRBAIRN  DAN WARRENER  DENNIS NICOTRA  SPORTS & RACING CAR SPECIALIST: JACK C. BOXSTROM  mikearmauctions.com dan@rmauctions.com dennisarmauctions.com jackOrmauctions.com 9300 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD, SUITE 550, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212 TEL: 310.246.9880 FAX: 310.246.9744


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RM AUCTIONS INC. AkIk? 1948 FERRARI 166 SCAGLIETTI SPYDER CHASSIS NO. 0141 Monterey SPORTS CAR AUCTION AUGUST 17 & 18, 2001 The ex-Craig Breedlove 1969 SPIRIT OF AMERICA ROCKET CAR FEATURE CONSIGNMENTS 1956 MASERATI 200SI SPORTS RACER 1955 PORSCHE 356 SILVER BULLET COUPE 1927 HUDSON SUPER SIX TOURER 1967 SHELBY GT500 COUPE 1967 CORVETTE 427/400 COUPE 1987 HARLEY DAVIDSON CUSTOM EX BRANDON LEE 1969 LAMBORGHINI ISLERO 1954 MGTF 1974 deTOMASO PANTERA 1955 PORSCHE SPEEDSTER 1957 AC ACE BRISTOL 1962 LOTUS SEVEN 1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 1954 JAGUAR XK120 ROADSTER CATALOGS AND BIDDER REGISTRATION RIKA deHAAS 8 0 0.2 1 1.4 3 7 1 OR www.rmauctions 411a  PitypygoRT  Oredni e DAIMLER CHRYSLER .... ........ et37,0W nwirri dR 1999 SHELBY SERIES ONE A beautifully proportioned Ferrari with Scaglietti spyder coachwork fitted in the 1950s. This one-off, barn find discovery is thought to be one of the first Scaglietti creations to ever grace a Ferrari. In beautifully preserved condition this rare example is offered for sale for the first time in over 30 years. 1959 DEVIN SS SPORTS RACER CONSIGNMENT & MARKET EVALUATIONS BEVERLY HILLS SPECIALISTS: DAVID GOODING IAN KELLEHER ELLIOT GROSSMAN MIKE FAIRBAIRN DAN VVARRENER DENNIS NICOTRA 866.762.8284 866.762.8284 619.857.7749 800.211.4271 800.211.4371 203.397.0734 SPORTS & RACING CAR SPECIALIST: JACK C. BOXSTROM  613.476.9132  COM 9300 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD, SUITE 550, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212 LEE TEL: 310.246.9880 FAX: 310.246.9744 AUCTION CONSIGNEE MONTEREY AUCTION COMPANY - DEALER #34509 davidarmauctions.com ianarmauctions.com elliot©rmauctions.com MIDWEST & EAST COAST SPECIALISTS: mikeOrmauctions.com danarmauctions.com dennisarmauctions.com jackOrmauctions.com


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Sports Car Market July Mini-Profiles 20 1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta Sport Sedan Hopeless to begin with, worse with a slushbox. 23 1979 Ferrari 512 BB $39k—how low can they go? 27 1959 Facel Vega HK500 Coupe A thundering, Hemi-powe red boulevardier. 60 1955 Morgan Plus Four DHC Steel on the outside, a woody underneath. 64 1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster Not related to your rich uncle's 3005L. 68 1959 Kellison J-4R Coupe Threaten the TRs for pocket change. 42 Christie's Tarrytown, NY 34 Bonhams & Brooks RAF Museum, Hendon 50 "The Auction" Las Vegas, NV On-Site Market IF 42 55 Kruse International Auburn, IN 8 Shifting Gears Keith Martin Columns 10 News, Previews & Gossip Cindy Banzer 16 Ask Mr. Kerb - Baby Seats and Sports Cars Michael Duffey - I' Bike Buys - 1954 Triumph Thunderbird Bill Neill 18 The Wrenching Truth - Power British Bill Neill 24 Sheehan Speaks - Importing an F50 Michael Sheehan 21 The Appraiser's Corner - 1976 M-B 450 SLC Steve Cram 61 The English Patient - Of VW/Bentleys and BMW/Rolls Gary Anderson 65 Porsche Gesprach - Beware of Cheesy Sellers Jim Schrager 67 Motobilia - The Rudge Cup Goes for Forty Large Carl Bomstead DepartMentS 11 Auction Calendar 12 Comments With Your Renewals 14 You Write, We Read 24 Mystery Photo 26 Our Cars 30 Book Reviews 31 Vintage Rally Calendar 32 The Twenty Year Picture - Small-Block Screamers 32 Mystery Photo Answers 63 Affordable Classics - 1955-62 Triumph TR3 71 Display Advertiser's Index 55 76 eWatch - A $22k Hot Wheels VW Beach Bomb 50 Carl Bomstead SPORTS CAR MARKET Editor & Publisher: Keith Martin Managing Editor: Cindy Banzer Art Director: Scott Abts Editorial Manager: Brian Rabold Research & Copy Editor: Bill Neill Subscriptions: Andrea Cole Office Manager: Marc Stevens Lead Auction Analysts: Dave Brownell, Dave Kinney, Richard Hudson-Evans Contributing Editors: Gary Anderson Carl Bomstead Michael Duffey Alexander Leventhal Jim Schrager Auction Analysts: John Apen, Chip Baldoni, B. Mitchell Carlson, Haig Haleblian, Gary Hoisington, Phil Skinner Contributors: Pat Braden, Steve Dorsey, Keith Duly, Glenn Herz, Raymond Milo, Steve Serio, Michael Sheehan, Tom Young European Correspondents: Giuseppe Tomasetti (IT), Don Wilson, Sabrina Longega Wilson (FR) For advertising information, call Scott Abts, 503/261-0555; fax 503/253-2234 artdir@sportscarmarket.corn. For subscription information, call 503/261-0555; fax 503/253-2234 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 2001 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 #152Z859X) is published monthly by Keith Martin Publications, PO Box 16103, Portland OR 97292. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR and additional entries. Subscription rates are $58 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 PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Classifieds 21 Alfa Romeo Ferrari 2v Vintage Race Cars 62 English 66 German 69 American 70 Resource Directory 72 Classified Order Form 77 Showcase Gallery Etceterini & Everything Else


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CHRISTIE'S INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CARS The ex-Scuderia Ferrari 1932 Alfa Romeo Tipo B Grand Prix Racing Car Other entries include: 1956 Aston Martin DB3S E,  _O 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Convertible The pre-production prototype 1955 BMW 507 Roadster 1954 Jaguar XK140 MC Roadster 1923 Bugatti Type 29/30 Indianapolis I Exceptional Motor Cars At the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center Auction Pebble Beach, 19 August Viewing 15-19 August Miles Morris mmorris@christies.com 1 (212) 636 2277 PEBBLE BEACH Catalogues 1 (212) 636 2500 www.christies.com Enquiries Malcolm Welford mwelford@christies.com 1 (310) 385 2699 Pebble Beach At the Equestrian Center


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Carmel, California 18th August 2001 A Sale of Highly Important Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilla QUAIL LODGE The Bonhams & Brooks USA Sale at the famed Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club promises to be a highlight of this year's legendary Pebble Beach Weekend. For further information or a confidential appraisal please contact Mark Osborne at Bonhams & Brooks USA Head Office - Mark Osborne 1+1 415 391 4000 F+1 415 391 4040 E-mail mosborne@bonhams.com Northeast - Jonathan Stein Tel/fax +1 610 779 3705 Southwest - Michael Fisher Tom Black Christine Eisenberg T +1 949 566 9836 F +1 949 566 9835 Southeast - T +1 305 705 9938 F +1 305 705 0370 Northwest - 1+1 503 239 0227 F +1 503 231 0788 UK Office - Malcolm Barber T +44 20 7393 3822 F +44 20 7393 3915 ALREADY ENTERED INTO OUR 2001 AUCTION MAIN THIS PAGE - ABOVE LEFT - The ex-Valdemar Stener - 1954 2- Litre Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider Corsa by Carrozzeria Pin i nfa n na MAIN OPPOSITE PAGE - The ex-John von Neumann/ Richie Ghinter/ Pete Lovely - 1956 2-litre Ferrari 500 Testarossa Sports Racing Spider by Carrozzeria Scaglietb 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Short-Chassis Volante, One family owned from new ABOVE MIDDLE LEFT - Spider by Carrozzeria Pininfarina ABOVE MIDDLE RIGHT - ABOVE RIGHT - Plas Chassis X-103 1973 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona 1967 Toyota 2000GT 1935 Squire Coachwork by Vanden


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Entries are invited - i,i//it'••• -••'.  -•  • -• ' • -  •  ••  • •-• USA Bonhams and Brooks Inc 500 Sutter Street Union Square, San Francisco California 94102 T:+1 (415) 391 4000 F:+1 (415) 391 4040 UK Bonhams and Brooks Ltd Montpelier Street Knightsbridge, London SW7 1HH, United Kingdom T:+44 (0) 20 7393 3900 F:+44 (0) 20 7393 3915 Europe 1227 Carouge-Geneva Switzerland T:+41 (0) 22 300 3160 F:+41 (0) 22 300 3035 Australia Bonhams and Brooks Europe S.A. Bonhams and Brooks 10 Rue Blavignac 7 Anderson Street, Double Bay Sydney, New South Wales Australia 2028 T:+61 (02) 9327 7311 F:+61 (02) 9327 2917 BONHAMS &BROOKS


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Shifting- Gears Almost Free by Keith Martin venture that SCM readers are always searching for the flimsiest possible excuse to justify buying another car. "I don't have one in that color." "It's cheaper to buy this one than restore the one I have." "I always wanted one when I was in high school." And the perennial favorite, "At that price, it was almost free." The "almost free" reason has led to any number of illogical purchases on our part, cars that we had never considered owning until a bargain-basement price was mentioned. Consider the rubber-bumpered '78 MGB I bought at a wrecking yard because I grew tired of waiting for Ms. Banzer to come and pick me up. For $600, it ran and drove, and buying it seemed simpler than trying to get change for bus fare. Or the 1972 Chevrolet Impala convertible that I picked up at Bob LeFlufy's Autoclassic auction in Vancouver, B.C., for $1,700. It was red over black, looked great from a quarter-mile away and was being offered at no reserve. When the bidding stopped at $1,600, I was morally bound to jump in. Never mind that I hadn't seen the car before, had no interest in big Chevrolets and was 400 miles from home. "It was almost free," I told my significant other when she returned from the snack bar, surprised to find me, grinning sheepishly while signing the bidder's form for the gargantuan cruiser. Collectors, like big game hunters, have an internal detector that lets them know when they are in the presence of prey. Maybe it's the glint of chrome from behind a slightly-opened garage door, or the point of a fender revealed by a partially blown-off car cover. And despite the difficulty you might have reading the morning paper without your glasses, you immediately achieve 50/20 vision, and can determine exactly what kind of car you've discovered. A fuel-injected '63 Sting Ray? A Lotus Super 7 with Webers and a cross-flow head? Or maybe even a long-lost Lamborghini Miura? Your collector instincts kick in and you know exactly how much you want the car, and whether to knock on the owner's front door. SCM readers the thrill of finding and buying a car transcends all other autorelated moments. There is the first scent, which can be that accidental glimpse or an overheard conversation. (Professional car finders ply the taverns of small towns, asking, "Any old cars around here?" That's how our 330 Ferrari was unearthed in Missoula, Montana.) Then you track down your quarry and corner it. The first close-up viewing is an extraordinary moment, when the car's condition is revealed I would surmise that for most is not an option. I've captured my prize and want to haul it home with me, right now, my four-wheeled trophy. I seek the lapel badge that signifies me as a member of the hallowed, legendary community of Those Who Find Cars in Barns. The number and types of too-cheap-to-pass-up entry-level sports cars that have passed through my life, in pre-SCM days, are nearly endless, from Lotus Europas with blown head gaskets, to late-model Alfas abandoned on Indian reservations, to Austin Rubys with frozen clutches. At the moment I discovered them, they exuded the allure of a restoration in waiting. A lump of unrealized potential, they needed only my wisdom (and dollars) to once again become glorious examples of automotive art. And on nearly every occasion, when removed from their lust-at-first-sight, as-found setting and dragged to my garage, they became piles of decrepit junk just waiting to suck my wallet dry. Now, as I approach my maturity, my buying habits have become a little more studied, if no less intense. Our Datsun 240Z was a near-perfect car that we actually spent more time driving than repairing. The Ferrari has presented its challenges, but it has always been a running, driving car. We're not sure what is about to come rolling into our lives (Sunbeam Tiger? Maserati Bora? Boss 302 Mustang?) but it will definitely be a finished car, not a wasp's nest disguised as a restoration project. Hopefully, it will also be "so cheap, it was almost free." I look forward to driving whatever next ends up in our garage. But even more, I anticipate the hunt. It followed me home, may I keep it to be either much worse than described, about the same as you thought it would be, or, once in a great while, far superior to what you expected (a secret to be kept from the seller, of course). Even better is when you coax the car to life for the first time, and set it in motion. Then, the ultimate thrill—the negotiation that leads to purchase. While a dealer might be able to think rationally at this point, I find myself so consumed by the potential conquest that walking away "707c at Speed," by Dave Kurz, portrays a channeled 1932 Ford making a timed speed run on a Southern California dry lake in the late 1940s. Equipped with a flathead V8, it was built by James Khougaz, who raced at El Mirage from 1946 to '50. Hot Rod magazine featured it in their July, 1949, issue, and it was timed by the SCTA at 141.95 mph on July 16-17 of that year. This hot rod is being restored to its original condition by Dave Simard of East Coast Customs in Leominster, Massachusetts, and has been invited to appear at the 2002 Amelia Island Concours. The painting was commissioned by the car's owner, Dr. Mark Van Buskirk, a dentist in Indiana who provided the artist with period photos for reference. Dave Kurz sold Corvettes and other specialty cars during the 1980s, and attended art school for the first time in 1992. He uses pastels, a dry paint pigment applied by stick or pencil. As pastel works best on a textured surface, Kurz paints on 3M 2000-grit wet-and-dry sandpaper, On the Cover which he buys in 46-inch wide rolls. Using fat pastel sticks for backgrounds and fine-pointed pastel pencils for detail, it takes him from 150 to 180 hours to complete a work. His work has been seen in Road & Track, Hot Rod, Automobile, and Old Cars Weekly. Signed and numbered prints of this painting, from an edition of 500, are available from the artist for $100, plus shipping. Contact Kurz for a catalog, 303/761-4050 (CO). • 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.corn Alfa Romeo 1962 Giulietta 101 series. White/ black, good solid car, $10,500. Alvis 1953 TA 21 DHC. Mocha/brown, 4-speed, LHD, exceptionally nice. $23,900. Audi 1997A8. 61,000 miles. Great driver. $27,500. 1995 Defender 90. Red, 66,000 Miles, 5-Speed, Books, Very Clean. $31,500. Austin-Healey 1965 3000 Mk Ill. Red/black. $24,900. BMW 1939 327 coupe. Silver/red, rustfree, older restoration, lovely. $47,500. 1959 507 roadster. High quality restoration. $280,000. 1985 635 CSL. Euro model. 5-speed. $6,900 Cadillac 1954 Eldorado convertible. Red/ white, Continental kit, restored to pristine condition. $42,500. Chevrolet 1956 Bel Air convertible. Red/ white, 6-cylinder, 3-speed. Honest! $22,500. 1966 275 GTS, Red/Biscuit, Superb Restored Example, VIN 6867, $155,000. 1969 El Camino SS. Green/tan, 4-speed, A/C, #s match, 350 hp, fantastic. $14,000. 1970 Corvette roadster. Blue/blue, auto, new interior and paint. $18,500. 1972 Cheyenne Stepside pickup. 400 c.i. $9,500. Chrysler 1949 Town & Country cony. Green/ green, one-family owner original. $59,000. 2000 Mercedes Benz CLK 430 Cabriolet. 6,300 miles, perfect. $62,500. - 1950 Town & Country coupe. Green/green, 1,800 miles since restoration, mint. $49,000. DeLorean 1981. Stainless/gray. 5-speed, 7,500 miles. $15,900. Dodge 1950 Coronet Club coupe. Green, flat 6, very original. $5,000. 1970 Super Bee. Black/tan, 383 c.i., auto. $11,900. Ferrari 1957 Pontiac Safari Wagon. Copper/copper leather, rare and fantastic. $31,500. 1963 250 PF Cabriolet Series II. Burgundy/biscuit, last built, disc brakes, VIN 3807. $175,000. 1973 Daytona Spider. 3,300 miles. Original US car. $495,000. 1985 288 GTO. Red/black, CA car, 4,100 miles. PW, NC, VIN 57225. $340,000. Fiat 1973 124 Spider. Green/tan, new interior, great car. $5,900. Ford 1957 Convertible. Olive & white/ black, great body. Continental kit. $27,500. Jaguar 1967 E-type Coupe S 1 1/2. White/ black, restored. $23,000. 1974 E-type V12 roadster. Burgundy/tan, auto, NC, C/W/W, restored. $29,500. 1994 XJS/6 convertible. Black/ black. 50,000 miles. $17,900. 1995 XJS/6 convertible. White/tan, 55,000 miles. Perfect! $24,900. Land Rover 19994.6 HSE. Oxford Blue, 62,000 miles, perfect. $37,500. Lotus 1966 Westfield 7. Red/black, 1275 Sprite mechanics, Minilites, very fast. $14,500. Mercedes-Benz 1962 190 SL. Dark gray/red, 2 tops, good example. $21,500. 1963 190 sedan. Gray/gray, $25,000 in restoration. Unique. $9,500. 1965 230 SL. White/cream, auto, 2 tops, restored. $23,500. 1987 560 SEL. Dark blue/gray. 137,000 miles, very strong. $8,500. MG 1961 MGA. Red/black, wire wheels, black plates, original. $12,500 Pontiac 1963 Bonneville Coupe. White/ blue, auto, NC, PW, black plates. Lovely. $8,500. 1966 GTO cony. Burgundy/cream, 389, 4-speed, hood tach, restored. $29,500. 1978 Trans-Am. Bronze, 6.6-liter, original. $8,900. 1986 Fiero. Gold/tan, electric car built for Disney's CEO. $5,500. Porsche 1988 930 Turbo coupe. White/ burgundy. Mint. $29,500. Triumph 1974 TR6. White/burgundy, low miles. Overdrive, superb condition. $11,500. Volkswagen 1959 Pickup. White, restored. $9,500. 1965 21 Window Bus. Gray/pink, Minilites, stunning restoration. $26,500.


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News, Previews & GOSSIP by Cindy Banzer E-mail: cbanzer@ sportscarmarketcom FAX: 503/ 252-5854 SCM Events The 9/01 ten-day Motorhead's Dream Tour to England, hosted by Keith Martin and Cindy Banzer, is sold out. To be put on the waiting list if spaces become available, please call 800/452-8434; www. steveaustinsgreatvacations.com (OR). 1 The 23rd annual Meadow Brook Hall Concours d' Elegance, 8/05/01, sponsored by DaimlerChrysler, will feature a selection of historic Mercedes and Mercedes-Benzes that regularly reside in the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart. Streamliners, the sleek and elegant autos from the '30s and later (including Delahayes and Talbot Lagos) will also be featured. For information, call 248/3703140 (MI), or visit vvww.mbhconcours.org . The Northern Michigan Hospital Foundation has announced the 3rd annual Bay Harbor Concours d'Elegance, 7/28/01. The event will take place on the streets and boat docks of the Bay Harbor Marina District. Along with the 100 collector cars will be 40 classic mahogany motorboats on display. The show is sponsored by Ford Motor Company and Microsoft and benefits the Northern Michigan Hospital Foundation. The concours will be covered live via Microsoft's Carpoint Web site. For furtVr information, call 231/588-7404 (MI). Join a salute to the MG car company Events at the Western Washington All British Field Meet, 7/28/01. On the grounds of Bellevue Community College, a swap meet will run concurrent with the car display. For details, call Arnie Taub, ph) 425/ 644-j874 (WA). J Witness aluminum's role in automotive history. Visit the new exhibit at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana, through 9/16/01. On display will be a 1931 Duesenberg J Convertible Coupe, a 1948 Tasco prototype and a 340 Mexico, S/N 0224. Ph) 219/9251444 (IN), acdmuseum.org . Both pre- and post-war Chrysler Town & Country models will be on display at the 51st annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, 8/19/01. Held at The 10  II Lodge at Pebble Beach, the concours is considered the world's premier gathering of the finest collector motor cars. Ph) 831/659-0663 (WA), www.pebblebeachconcours.net . Experience Corvettes at Carlisle, 8/24-26/01, at the Carlisle, Pennsylvania Fairgrounds. For information about the 20th show, call 717/243-7855 (PA). Auctions Rocky Santiago's Smith &Santiago Collector Car Auctions will be holding an auction at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds. The sale will feature a private 30-year Oklahoma Collection of 100 collector cars and 100 selected consignments. The show, 7/13-14/01, will occur the same weekend as the National Street Rod Association National Show, also at the State Fairgrounds. Contact Rocky at 800/994-2816 (OKL. or visit SantiagoSC.com . Bonhams &Brooks will offer at their Quail Lodge sale in Carmel, California, 8/18/01 an ex-Richie Ginther 1956 twoliter Ferrari 500 TR, a 1954 two-liter Ferrari 500 Mondial and a Stutz Bearcat. For information on consignments, call 415/ 391-4000, FAX 415/391-4040 or visit bonamsandbrooks.com . (CA) If Christie's 8/19/01 Pebble Beach sale will include the 1932 ex-Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo P3 Grand Prix Monoposto (S/ N 5002) and a 1956 Aston Martin DB3S. A number of Indy cars from The Patrick Ryan Collection will also be offered, including the 1959-winning Watson roadster driven by Rodger Ward, the 1966-winning Lola T90 driven by Graham Hill, the 1974-winning McLaren M-16C driven by Johnny Rutherford, the 1986-winning March 86-C driven by Bobby Rahal and the 1965 polesetting 1964 Lotus Type 34 driven by A.J. Foyt. www.christies.com , ph) 310/3852699, FAX 310/385-5875 (CA) RM's 8/17-18/01 sale at the Doubletree in Monterey is also gearing up. A 1948 Ferrari 166 Scaglietti Spyder (S/N 0141) will be joined by the ex-Craig Breedlove 1969 Spirit of America rocket car and a 1959 Devin SS Sports Racer. View the complete list at www.rmauctions. corn, ph) 310/246-9880, FAX 310/2469744 (CA). News Christie's Sir Elton John's Motor- car Sale was a success, as all 20 lots were sold for a total of $2.8m. The high lot was a 1993 Jaguar XJ220, which sold for $331k. Complete results will be in next monl,h's issue of SCM. The BMW M School debuts this month in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The two-and-a-half-day class features high-performance driving instruction at the BMW Performance Center Driving School. Guest speakers, tours, and the helmet each student will wear during the class are included in the $3,650 tuition price, along with room and board. To become part of the 20-person school, call 888/345-4BMW (SC). The Petersen Automotive Museum announced that Bob Merlis, former Senior Vice President of Worldwide Communications for Warner Bros. Records, will join the museum's staff as its new Exhibit Development Director. Dana Mecum, CEO of Mecum Auction Company, has announced the appointment of John Sullivan as General Manger. Enzo Naso, the artist who painted the Official 1000 Miglia Limited Edition Collection, a series of 24 paintings touting each race from 1927 to 1957, is offering 350 limited-edition lithographs of the Collection plus 50 artist's proofs. Each lithograph is signed and numbered by the artist. Reserve your copies of the 1000 Miglia Art Collection by e-mailing enzonaso@tin.it, www.enzonaso.com . Overheard Steve Rossi, longtime SCM'er and President of McLaren Performance Technologies, recently served as a judge at the 6/3/01 Orphan Car Show in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Opportunities SCM has two openings for bright, energetic, motivated people who would like to be immersed in the world of cranky old cars: a National Ad Sales representative (responsibilities include servicing existing accounts and developing new ones) and a Circulation Development Specialist (to work with SCM's subscription, Internet and newsstand sales). Home office okay; living in Portland not essential. Working for multiple clients not a problem. Send resume and salary/commission requirements to: cbanzer@ sportscarmarket. corn, FAX 503/2525854, Ad Sales or Circ, c/o SCM, PO Box 16103, Portland, OR 97292.• Sports Car Market


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immiN( Auction All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. JULY England - July 5 BONHAMS & BROOKS - Goodwood Iowa - July 7 MECUM - Des Moines Montana - July 7 SILVER - Missoula Oklahoma - July 13-14 Idaho - July 14-15 SILVER - Post Falls Ohio - July 14 SMITH & SANTIAGO - Oklahoma City MECUM - Columbus Wisconsin - July 20-21 MECUM - Elkhart Lake Connecticut - July 21 Michigan - July 21-22 KRUSE INT. - Flint Washington - July 21 MECUM - Puyallup England - July 25 H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire England - July 26 Nevada - August 2-5 THOMAS HIRSCHAK CO. - Norwich California - August 15-19 BLACKHAWK - Pebble Beach Texas - August 17-18 SMITH & SANTIAGO - Dallas California - August 18 California - August 17-19 RM AUCTIONS - Monterey Indiana - August 18 MECUM - Valparaiso Washington - August 18 SILVER - Spokane California - August 19 CHRISTIE'S - Pebble Beach California - August 25 MECUM - Pleasanton Indiana - August 30-September 3 KRUSE INT. - Auburn SEPTEMBER Idaho - September 1-2 SILVER - Sun Valley Connecticut - September 2 MECUM - Lime Rock Massachusetts - September 8 MECUM - Topsfield Nevada - September 8 SILVER - Loughlin Canada - September 9 SILVER - Kelowna, British Columbia England - September 9 BONHAMS & BROOKS - Beaulieu BONHAMS & BROOKS - Hendon AUGUST SILVER - Reno, Hot August Nights Nevada - August 2-4 INT. CLASSIC AUCTIONS - Reno Michigan - August 4 RM AUCTIONS - Meadow Brook Vermont - August 10 THOMAS HIRSCHAK CO. - Stowe Germany - August 11 New York - September 15 MECUM - Rhinebeck South Dakota - September 15 INT. CLASSIC AUCTIONS - Sioux Falls New York - September 22 RM AUCTIONS - New York England - September 26 H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire Texas - September 28-30 KRUSE INT. - San Antonio Iowa - September 29 MECUM - Des Moines BONHAMS & BROOKS - Niirburgring Oregon - September 29 SILVER - Portland For your free listing in this directory or advertising information, contact Sports Car Market at (503) 261-7127. • A g RESTOR 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 July, 2001  CuTivt.(:„ 3ittc. 61 Iowa Avenue • Paterson, New Jersey 07503 800-631-7796* In NJ 973-742-2692* Fax 973-742-8369 11 You can't trust them with just anyone. Prized Possessions. BONHAMS & BROOKS - Quail Lodge CALENDAR California - September 29-30 SPECTRUM - Del Mar OCTOBER Mississippi - October 5-6 INT. CLASSIC AUCTIONS - Biloxi Nevada - October 5-6 SILVER - Las Vegas COYS OF KENSINGTON - London England - October 10 Pennsylvania - October 10-13 BLACKHAWK - Hershey Oklahoma - October 12-14 SMITH & SANTIAGO - Tulsa Canada - October 19-21 Missouri - October 19-21 KRUSE INT. - Branson Indiana - October 20 MECUM - Indianapolis Louisiana - October 20 INT. CLASSIC AUCTIONS - Bossier City North Carolina - October 27 MECUM - Charlotte California - October 27-28 KRUSE INT. - San Jose Michigan - October 26-28 RM CLASSIC CARS- Novi NOVEMBER Illinois - November 2 MECUM - Chicago California - November 3-4 SPECTRUM - Newport Texas - November 16-18 KRUSE INT. - Dallas Arizona - November 17 MECUM - Scottsdale RM CLASSIC CARS - Toronto, Ontario California - November 17-18 McCORMICK - Palm Springs Arizona - November 23-25 INT. CLASSIC AUCTIONS - Gilbert England - November 28 H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire DECEMBER Florida - December 1-2 KRUSE INT. - Sarasota Missouri - December 1-2 MECUM - Kansas City Florida - December 8 KRUSE INT. - Hot Springs England - December 10 COYS OF KENSINGTON - London France - December 10 POULAIN LE FUR - Paris JANUARY, 2002 Arizona - TBA KRUSE INT. - Turf Paradise Arizona - January 11-14 Arizona - January 18 RM AUCTIONS - Phoenix Florida - January 25-27 MECUM - Kissimmee FEBRUARY, 2002 California - February 2-3 SPECTRUM - Van Nuys APRIL, 2002 California - April 5-7 SPECTRUM - Palm Springs• SILVER AUCTIONS - Fountain Hills Arizona - TBA BARRETT-JACKSON - Scottsdale -.AM■•■• No matter what your prized possessions are, our award-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. Visit our web site at www.borselesscarriage.com


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SHOWCASE Offering A Fine Selection Of Motor Driven Vehicles MANY CALIFORNIA CARS CLASSIC  — 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 many 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. — LWITH YOUR RENEWALS Comments Thoughts and observations from fellow subscribers.  )  More irreverence like the good old days (...3+ years ago!). Love those fright pigs!—Patricia and Rexford Parker, Huntington Beach, CA Great magazine but, please, no more insipid rambling from Phil Lampman in the Letter to the Editor section! His pathetic attempts at self justification of his purchase of a 1989 Speedster only sully the reputation of your fine publication and are a slander on the reputation of divorced orthodontists everywhere.—Chris Lemay, Lynnwood, WA More sub John Calhoun, Elkhart Lake, WI Every issue is better than the last one. Never compromise the quality of your publication as it is the best of all the car-related magazines. Don Goldman, San Diego, CA - $10,000 coverage, please. 1966 Jaguar XICE roadster, very original. Don't be too "doom and gloom" about the future for auto enthusiasts. We have plenty of fossil fuel to last this century.—James Mammina, Lacey, WA drew L Perlman, Ridgefield, CT — An- It's great. Keep the art covers and don't go to photo covers as one reader suggested in a letter. Monterey, CA. And a great party you put on each August at the Monterey Jet Park—ED. How about some more articles by Dave Kinney? He should write for Jay Leno. He's so clever, he makes me feel like he's confiding in an old friend. — John Levy, Shelton Sports Cars, Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Great balance of interesting cars. I have to fight my brother for each issue.—Charlie Hanson, Bellevue, WA. Maybe you should buy him his own subscription for his birthday—ED. Mail magazine on time! Thank you. SCM is superb! I look forward to reading it every month (as do my colleagues) from cover to cover. The auction results are educational and interesting. I also enjoy the motorcycle feature. Many thanks.—Jeffrey Armitage, Washington, DC Craig Balaban, Holtsville, NY I'm renewing for another year. It would be for the three-year deal, however, I need to put that money into my soon-to-be appreciating '86 Alfa Spider.—Charlie Dimarco, Granada Hills, CA — 1960 MGA DHC, fully restored. 1982 Ferrari 400i, superb condition. Continue coverage of American muscle. Keep up your great service! Andrea, your subscription coordinator, is awesome!—Lou Bonanni, LaSalle, MI. If you have subscription problems, please contact Andrea Cole directly at service@ sportscarmarket.com, 503/261-7127, ext. 208. We, too, value her highly—ED. More race cars. Maserati is booking! Lamborghini Miura SV, Pegaso, Alfa Romeo 33, etc. — Walter B. Umer, Duesseldorf Germany Add more Alfa information. — Chicago, IL Allards. — 1965 Triumph TR4 rdstr, RHD, restored. Buy Locate Restore Sell CLASSIC SHOWCASE 913 Rancheros Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069 Located in San Diego County SHOWROOM (760) 747-3188 RESTORATION (760) 747-9947 FAX (760) 747-4021 www.classicshowcase.com e-mail:management@classicshowcase.com Our full service restoration facility is located on our property. Visit Us Online 12  — James Ebert, If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Tweaks are fine. Keep the magazine tuned up, it's running just fine. Never lose sight of your Alfa roots! Please keep the '56 Bel Air content to a minimum. Your magazine is the best!—Arno Leskinen, Gilbert, AZ Ann Devor, Walnut Creek, CA — You have made many terrific improvements in the last two years, but don't stray too far from the sports cars referenced in the title of your publication!—Neal Hubmer, Dodge Center, MN Kelly McCrea, Seattle, WA Expand your motorcycle coverage. — George Drummond, Lake Placid, NY No motorcycles.—Doug Taber, Hanover, NH Feel free to add more to it, but don't take anything away! Also, a free Ferrari for the next person who renews their subscription right now. Let's see...why, that would be me! (Okay, maybe not.) Randal Shelin, Henderson, NV Great magazine.—Gordon — McCall, SCM is awesome! Thank you to my brother Bill for my first subscription, and thank you, SCM! No changes, except of course for more on Winthrop Hall, Rockland, MA More of everything. More pages, more, more, more! I can't get enough of SCM, a truly wonderful magazine. The best!—Alan Goldstein, Huntington, NY Concentrate on auctions and price/trend analysis. Do not try to be a general auto magazine. More muscle cars! Excellent magazine! TD. Clinton, Rockford, IL — David Ozbirn, Dallas, TX Ronald Turekian, Brooklyn, NY., We've switched to a new printer in Michigan with the June issue, to speed up our turn-around time, and to facilitate delivery of magazines to east coast and overseas subscribers.—ED. Keep the "pasta burners" on center stage. Steven Nylin, Bothell, WA — — More pages. Have a table for cars that sell, but don't get features, with each auction. In the last two issues, you've featured some truly ugly pigs. Did the designer think these novelties were good looking? — Gary Koppang, Newcastle, WA. More American cars and articles!—Ian McCleland, Clarkston, MI I would love to see more on American muscle cars and vintage luxury. Of great interest to me is information on prices of numbers matching muscle vs. non-numbers matching. Great job. You're tied with Auto Week as my favorite magazine. — You should change the name of the magazine if you're not going to stick to sports cars! Sterling Overton Slack, Houston, 7X - — Joseph Lo Prete, Virginia Beach, VA Specify the displacement—always—on American car auction reports. You can't have too much information about Alfa Romeos and the return of the Alfa to the US market.—Thomas Mehle, Robbinsdale, MN Doing great! — ley, CA Need more American. Monterey, CA Keep it steady as she goes. I like that we aren't swamped with stupid ads for armored Suburbans, Burt Reynolds' guard dogs and other irrelevancies. — — Thanks for the outstanding publication. Of the nine monthly I receive, you are the best! Phillip Millians, Atlanta, GA D.M. Spector, Emeryville, CA And thanks to all of you from Keith and Cindy for your thoughtful suggestions and your renewals.• Sports Car Market Dudley Haines, Morongo ValMike Kanalakis, — They probably didn't set out to design truly ugly cars. It just worked out that way—ED. Less criticism of the JCNA scoring system and "clubbies."—Stewart Cleave, Salem, OR Stewart, car clubs are the backbone of the collector car world. However, there is no question that some of the members are a little over the top in their devotion to their cars and their marques. Take the fellow we met in Tulsa, Oklahoma whose two pet dogs were named Alfa and Romeo, and his two cats, Giulia and Giulietta.—ED. Very happy as it is. Certainly enjoy articles about people using their cars for pleasure. Your attitude toward actually using yours is refreshing.


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J.C. Taylor Antique Auto Insurance Information Sheet 1 (800) 345-8290 (610) 853-1300 Underwritten by Maryland Casualty Company (A member of the worldwide Zurich Insurance Group) with offices and claim facilities in principal U.S. cities. Applicant  Address  1. Operator License Number  Date of Birth  Occupation  Zip  Phone Number (  )  Number of Antique Autos owned  2. List all losses in past three years and moving violations—antique and modern cars. (Date-Cause-Payment.)  3. Total Annual Mileage: Club Functions  Other Purposes  4. Name of antique or car club to which you belong  5. List modern cars used for daily transportation (owned)  (or company cars)  6. Where are cars garaged? Under one roof? Construction of garage—brick-frame-fire resistive  7. Has rated horsepower or other specifications been changed? Yes  No  If yes, explain:  8. The following coverages are available. Indicate those desired by placing "X" in proper boxes. O Liability ($100,000 single limit) Bodily Injury and Property Damage. Annual Rates: 1st car $15.00, 2nd $10.00, 3rd $5.00 • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist—Rates as required by your State. Car 1 $  Car 2 $  Car 3 $  O Liability ($300,000 single limit) Bodily Injury and Property Damage. Annual Rates: 1st car $20.00, 2nd $14.00, 3rd $8.00 Medical Payments of $1,000.: 1st car $4.00, 2nd car $3.00, 3rd car $2.00. Units in excess of 3, NO CHARGE Physical Damage • Physical Damage (Comprehensive Includes Fire and Theft)—Annual Rate— $0.35 per $100 of insurance for each vehicle. NO DEDUCTIBLE. Vehicles 25 yrs. or older. 0 Physical Damage (Collision)—Annual Rate—$0.35 per $100 of insurance for each vehicle. NO DEDUCTIBLE. Vehicles 25 yrs. or older. 'D  (Note—Collision is not written as a singular coverage but is available with Comprehensive.) Physical Damage (Comprehensive Includes Fire and Theft)—Annual Rate—$0.70 per $100 of insurance for each • vehicle. NO DEDUCTIBLE. Vehicles less than 25 yrs. Physical Damage (Collision)—Annual Rate—$0.70 per $100 of amount of insurance for each vehicle. NO DEDUCTIBLE. Vehicles less than 25 yrs. 9. Date this coverage is to be effective  We Require: 1. PHOTO of all vehicles listed 2. APPRAISAL for each vehicle valued at $20,000 or over Body Type  ANTIQUE AUTOS TO BE INSURED V.I.N. (Vehicle I.D. Number)  Year  1.  2.  3.  4.  Use separate sheet for additional cars to be insured. An application may be forwarded to you for additional information. My vehicle(s) will be used mainly in exhibitions, club activities, parades and other functions of public interest and will not be used primarily for the transportation of passengers or goods. If you are a resident of FL, PA, or NJ, send copy of regular car policy.  NOT AVAILABLE IN ALL STATES. Signature:  Date:  Note: Your insurance will become effective upon payment of the entire premium, acceptance of the risk and compliance with all state specific laws and regulations. Please sign and forward with your remittance, payable to: J.C. TAYLOR ANTIQUE AUTO INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. • v't, a" • 320 South 69th Street • Upper Darby, Pennsylvania 19082 web site: www.jctaylor.com Make  Series or Model  Serial or Motor Number  Policy Minimum Premium $50.00 Present Valuation (Amount of Insurance)


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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 just wanted to comment on two cars in your May auction reviews. The 1963 Jaguar XICE (S/N 879336, pg. 59) I sold to the present owner/dealer at the Las Vegas auction a year ago for about $36,000. Your comment at the time was a "fair deal to seller and buyer." This "dealer" has put about $2,000 of "detailing" into the car and turned down $58,000!? I'm sure that "my" car will be making the auction tour. up. If you want an investment, there are very few newer cars that will work Even Speedsters and Carrera RSs depreciated for many years after they were new. The 3.6 Turbo may well be one of the very special Porsches someday, but as an investment, you need to buy something older and maybe a bit more out-of-favor I will write a column on this in the next few months, so please keep an eye on SCM. You commented negatively about the Autokraft Mark IV with the "installed" 427 engine (page 38). I have a 1985 AC Mark IV with the original EPA-legal 302 motor and find it to be a well-put-together car. Do you consider it a fake? It has no roll bar, side pipes, hood scoop or stripes, just a beautiful, handmade aluminum body on a well-designed chassis.—Paul Barresi, Cape Elizabeth, ME Paul, with all due respect, we view with some suspicion proclamations that someone "turned down $58k" for a car they paid $36k for. No-sale high bids must be taken with a grain of salt, as they often represent the valiant attempt of a loyal chandelier in the back of the tent to drive the bidding up towards a seller's unrealistic reserve. As to your Mark IV, it is all the good things you say it is. It is also a replica of a classic car, not a classic in its own right. You should drive and enjoy the car, which you can do for a fraction of what a real Cobra would cost. But a real Cobra will continue to appreciate, while all replicas will languish. ED. — Dear SCM: I have owned a '94 911 Turbo 3.6 for about a year. I chose this car because I felt it met the criteria for a collector car— very few made (466 for North America) and unique (last of the rear-wheel-drive Turbo cars but the only one with a 3.6-liter motor that made a significant improvement to the turbo lag). Since I don't see this car (or the Turbo S from '94) in the Price Guide, I am curious to know your opinion of its value and your thoughts about appreciation or depreciation in the future. My car is a strong #2 with about 18k miles on it that is driven about 2k miles a year. It shows very well in club concours events. If this car looks to depreciate like the other Turbo cars, I might want to sell it now and look for something more collectible.—Rob Wattenberg, Trabuco Canyon, CA Jim Schrager replies: Rob, the 3.6 Turbo is a great car, but like any used car, even a "someday" classic, it will depreciate for a while before stabilizing and heading back 14  Dear SCM: Porfirio Rubirosa was all that is detailed in your May Ferrari Mini-Profile, but not his Ferrari. His car, 0783 GT as pictured in your story, is nothing else than a fabrication of the late George Frochen. I remember we discussed his car at Laguna Seca around 1994 and he never tried to dissimulate this. He said he decided that "dual purpose configuration" since the car was in a very sorry state and he had to tackle a complete restoration anyhow. He recognized he was fully inspired by Leon Dernier's example (0663 GT). Actually Rubi's cabrio was very., ordinary, not even "racing red" (or red for resale) but metallic red with natural Connolly leather. Incidentally, it happens that the actual Dernier 0663 GT (renumbered "0999 GT" later on) turned out "standardized." After an accident, yet another of these 1957 PF I Spyder cabrios was rebuilt in Modena as a California.—Antoine Prunet, Paris, France To remain on the auction side, RM Auctions are just second in this inaccuracy, the first ones were Brooks in their catalog for the August 28, 1999 auction at Carmel. Who's next? Dear SCM: Noticed one little glitch on the 6C 2500 feature referring to the bumpers being little more than metal strips (May 2001 SCM, page 20). Generally Pinin Fa- rina cabriolets like 915417 would have had proper bumpers. A typical front bumper is shown in the upper of the two photographs here. The lower, showing a rear view, is a variation of the usual type. Peter Marshall, via e mail — - Dear SCM: I wish to suggest a new feature for the magazine at the same time as I pick over a single auction report. The new feature is called Auto Auction Anomaly. A perfect example is in the May 2001 issue, page 40, right column. It is the Mercedes 230SL. mpg at 70+ mph with no oil used. I would rate it a condition 2 (I feel I am accurate as I have judged at Mercedes-Benz Club national meets). My car is essentially unrestored and looks like it did when brand new. Should I increase the current insurance valuation from $14,500 to $42,000? Would I be smart to take my 230SL to the next Amelia Island auction? I am going to list things to consider or inconsistencies that make me question this auction result: 1. The car shown has alloy wheels. They are not original to the 230SL. As an option for the 280SL they required a different trunk mount to secure the tire. Unless this special mount was installed, the 2305L has a fifth nonmatching tire in the trunk. 2. The car shown has 280SL taillights. Original 230SL type taillights are all red except for the white backup lens, and available. One would think they might be part of a $100,000 restoration, as the report states had been done to this automobile. 3. The car has had a reported $100,000 spent on it but only rated a condition of 2-. Is this a misprint or was the $100k spent in such a manner that they could not muster a condition 1 after spending 4-5 times what the car is worth? I say 4-5 times the value of the car, which brings up the next point. 4. According to page 74, the German Car Quarterly Price Guide says the 230SL ranges from $16,000-$22,500. It also says the value of the car has not changed in three months but has sunk 7% in the past year. We have a car that sold for $20k over the high calculation and the statement in italics is "The price paid was fair for this car"? Was there a misprint in the price paid or the comment? How does one pay almost twice the high value of a car that shows a declining value and still get a "price paid was fair"? If this is a fair price, is it time to revise the Price Guide? 5. Given that this 2305L was restored to condition #2- (with non-original wheels and taillights and who knows what else) and sold for $42,350 (assuming no misprint), what would the value of my 230SL be with the following attributes? It has 65,000 documented miles with all records and a dealer stamped service book, original interior and paint, hard top, detailed engine bay, fully functional clock, radio with original power antenna, original unused tool kit, and on a recent 200-mile drive gave me 22 Will Samples, Dallas, TX Alex Dearborn, who looked at the car with Keith Martin and Dave Brownell, responds: The 230SL in question was indeed an anomaly. Finished in good colors, the car was attractive. My guess is that it went to a retail buyer who wasn't burdened by Will Samples's exceptional knowledge of the breed. However, well or poorly done, this car at $42,000 was still cheaper than buying a 230SL for, say, $15,000, then doing the restoration. The restoration may not have been worth the reported $100,000, but it was certainly worth $27,000. I'll bet the buyer knew that much. I am not picking on whoever wrote the report. I just feel that anomalous auction results like this deserve more explanation or a MiniProfile. — I thought that Will's detailed critique of the subject car was spot on. I also thought that the SCM auction report was an excellent, if brief summary of my observations of that car as presented at Amelia. So where's the anomaly? The comment that "the price paid was fair for this car" took into account the high quality of the work that was done, and subtracted value for the inaccuracies. A comment about 230SL/ 250SL/280SL values in general: I sell many of these cars, and the price runs the gamut from $8,000 to $55,000. Most recently, I sold an exceptional, original stickshift 280SL for $44,000, and wish I had several more on hand just like it. Lesser cars bring lesser money, and are harder to sell. (230SLs sell for about 25% less than 280SL5.) We may be in an era of more well-informed buyers who understand that 30-year-old cars are probably not as good as they look, and who are willing to pay a little more money to get a lot more car ED. responds: My guess is that this car did not represent a happy experience for the seller To the average person, it was stunning, and ready for a national M-B concours. But to a knowledgeable enthusiast or buyer it was riddled with things done incorrectly. In today's market, you can't buy a 230SL that has the eyeball (and receipts) that this one had for $25,000. I felt that the buyer got a fair deal for his money. Sports Car Market


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As for your personal car, do you really value it at $14,500? If so, we'll take it today. As far as its true retail value, be aware that gas mileage, receipts, etc. are only valuable if the car itself has strong eyeball appeal. Visual attractiveness brought an extra $20,000 for the Amelia SL. I have owned a 1971 300 SEL 3.5 and driven it daily for five years. I must say it was a well-bought car. When I bought it as a 25-year-old car it had just about 100k miles, for an average of 4k per year, and I bought it from a Mercedes mechanic with full papers. I am the first owner to really use the car, putting 50k miles on in 5 years. Even so, it has given excellent, reliable service. It is not cheap to maintain, it takes about $2k per year in upkeep, but still a lot less than depreciation on a new car. Driving the car, especially on the freeway, you feel like king of the road. The ride and handling of this car are better than any but the very best moderns. Despite the small engine it is very powerful and I have surprised a Camaro or two. I Dear SCM: This letter is in regards to Paul McDonald's letter in the May issue about his experiences with a Mercedes 6.9. It is also in regards to the March auction report of a 300 SEL 4.5 (page 46), in which the reporter called it a Ford LTD. doubt any all-original 1971 LTDs exist in this condition. About once a year I get tired of $30 (now $40) fillups, decide to sell it, put out a half-hearted ad or two, and then keep it- Doug Bender, via e - mail Dear SCM: In May's "You Write, We Read" section, regarding the "2600" with the Ford V8, Bob Yeager was "doubly sad" to think the reviewer missed "the twin air scoops, grille treatment (gills on sides) and vertical side trim [that] suggest this is one of about 60 highly prized 2600 'transition cars,' made as Touring switched over from the 2000 to the 'real' 2600." The truth is, the car was not a "transition car." It is not even a 1962 2600! You should know S/N 102.04.1835 indicates it is a 2000 roadster (or iron block) built in 1960. For ten years we owned S/N 102.04.1844 and it was also a 1960 2000. Even then, the Italians could build more than nine cars in two years and 1835 came before our car. I would like to know more about the "60 transition cars."-Mark Strohauer, via e - mail Dear SCM: I am only renewing for a year because, with you guys trashing the 1985-92 Testarossas, I can only take another 12 months. I had an angina attack after Sheehan wrote a TR with 60,000 miles is only a "parts car." (March 2001 SCM, page 26.) Your comments about a TR being a pimpmobile really struck home. While driving in Tucson one day, a lowrider pulled alongside and inquired about the car type and original cost. When he heard the details, he laughed and said "You're the head pimp in this town." Obviously an astute SCM reader.-John Lashley, Tucson, AZ Mine has 57,000 miles and performs beautifully (knocking on wood as I write this!). Dear SCM: I'd like to add some comments to your Mini-Profile of the 1937 Cord 812 in the May issue (page 76). There are more reasons for the somewhat low (if you call $150,000 low!) values of the cars than the transmission problems and number of replicas given in the article. Josh B. Malks's excellent book, Cord 810/812: The Timeless Classic (Krause, 1995), nearly 3,000 cars were made in 1936-37. In a recent e-mail to me, he estimated that as many as two-thirds survive in some form. That's a high production number for any classic, and a lot of survivors. According to Cord owner/expert The reliability of the cars has long been an issue-you were correct about the transmission and the other areas of weakness. The car had an extremely short development period and ACD needed to 410 North Circle Drive Oaks, PA 19456 610.6661966 610.6669422 www.pamotorcorn info@pamotorcorn AMERICAN CARS 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible, fully restored, red/red-white, 348 4-bbl, auto, PS, PB, superb  $35,000 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton, maroon/maroon, external exhaust, driver quality, runs very well  1931 Ford Model A Hot Rod rdstr, all steel, full fendered, fresh, 350/350, rumble seat, Plum/Cream  $45,000 1932 Ford Coupe. All steel, full fendered, Corvette susp. & engine, NC, PDB, steelies, red/gray  1940 Ford cony., ex-AACA, restored, maroon/tan, drives new, little use since resto., well detailed  1964 Ford Thunderbird cony. Wire wheels, tonneau, light blue/blue, white top, very nice  $36,500 $13,500 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL. Gray/ red, 2 - top, 4 speed, very fresh, rust free, - new top, perfect throughout, A/C, just great. $24,900. SPORTS/EXOTIC/EUROPEAN 1985 Aston Martin Volante, Sapphire Red/tan, 18,000 miles, 4 Webers, auto, as new condition  2000 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage coupe, silver/black-gray, 6-speed, sport exhaust, 17k miles  1997 Bentley Turbo RL. Silver/gray, red piping, veneer panels, Azure wheels, 20k miles, as new  1955 Jaguar 140 roadster. Frame-off restoration, red/tan leather, chrome wires, #s match  1961 Jaguar Mk ll 3.8L, stick, OD, gray/maroon, chrome wires, mechanically rebuilt, nice driver  $74,900 $124,900 $125,000 $4 47,500 $17,900 1967 Jaguar XKE Roadster, 23,000 orig. miles, white/black, all original, documents, books, restored  $55,000 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL roadster. Well restored, red/black, chrome wheels, detailed bay  1959 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Cab., Arabian Gray/red, fully restored, rust-free, hard & soft top,  $159,900 $29,900 1989 Porsche Speedster. Red/black, 1984 Rolls-Royce Spur, one lady owner, Royal Blue/Parchment, 25k miles, books, records, tools  5,000 miles, no paint work, as new. One owner, all books and records, NC, all MISCELLANEOUS options. $63,500.  ft.  July, 2001  15 1966 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE Cab., 35K miles, CA car, rare 4-speed, $9,000 recent service, red/black  $31,000 1958 Porsche 356 Convertible D. Very rare roadster, original silver/red, Cardex, CA two-owner car  1989 Porsche Turbo Cabrio. Venetian Blue/linen leather/Navy top, 5,800 miles, one owner  1969 Rolls-Royce MPW, convertible, Champagne/tan, fresh top and interior, nice wood, 53k miles  1968 Harley-Davidson Servi-Car. Fully restored, black/orange flames, wide whites, chrome baby moons . $13,900 • This is only a partial inventory, please call for a complete list. $59,900 $61,500 $31,500 $35,000 1967 Ford Fairlane GTA cony. Extraordinary shape, 390/4 bbl, auto, NC, PDB, Magnum 500s, original interior. $24,900. $76,500 $49,500 Let's face it, despite their beauty, the Cord 810/812s aren't for everyone. And as long as prices remain relatively low, hopefully they'll stay in the hands of true enthusiasts and on the road.-John Boyle, Abilene, 7X get the cars out the doors and into customers' hands. No question those problems have hurt the 810/ 812's reputation and value. They can be very reliable when owned by the right person but the mechanical complexities have probably driven a lot of would-be owners into the contemporary Packards and Cadillacs you list as alternatives. The chassis number of the 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T coupe reported on in the May issue (page 54) was incorrect. It was actually S/N JS23U0E105545, indicating that this was a factory-built 440 cubic inch R/T. Further information indicates that this was indeed a numbers-matching, fully documented car with a high-grade restoration. As such, the price made, $29,355, should be considered a relative bargain. SCM regrets the error. Errata SCM should have noted that Lots #159, 161, 171 and 174 at the Bonhams & Brooks Cavallino auction (May, page 55) were postblock sales.• 1989 Rolls-Royce Corniche II. Magnolia/tan piping, 25,000 miles, one owner, all books and service records, lovely. $89,900.


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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. An Inside-Out Restoration Dear Mr. Kerb: I am planning to help my friend restore his 1968 Corvette. He purchased it a few years ago as a project car (it needed just about everything), painted it and rebuilt and installed the engine. The car still needs upholstery, suspension and brake work, exhaust and a few things that I will find out about as I dig deeper My question is: Where do we start? Right now, it appears to be a ratty car with an okay paint job (and an automatic transmission). It seems to me that things like paint jobs should happen late in the project and not first, but maybe this is something unique to the way Corvettes get restored. Your opinion on how to proceed will be appreciated.—J.C., via e - mail Dear Mr C: Yes, it does appear that your car has been restored from the outside-in instead of the other way around. This isn't the first time I've seen a car done as you describe. A few years ago, a local enthusiast bought a Chevy-powered special. It was a Devin-esque thing that dated back to the 1950s, and before long the car was in primer with a shiny, rebuilt and orangepainted small-block Chevy installed. No other work was done at that point and believe me, this not-so-special special required a lot of re-thinking and clean-up done to the underpinnings. The last thing it needed was a shiny motor getting in the way and collecting chunks of flying restoration debris. If you have ever restored a car, you have arrived at that point where things are really apart, taking up much more space than you imagined and looking relatively worthless. You stand in the middle of your parts pile and wonder, "Why did I do this?" If you had simply painted the car and installed a shiny motor, you would have improved the car's appearance and at the same time increased its value to some folks. Inevitably, and depressingly, 16  the correct way to fully restore this or any car, really, would have been to totally dismantle it, which always causes a car to be worth less during the early stages of disassembly and rebuilding than it was when you first acquired it. After all, who wants to buy someone else's dismantled project? So, even though we all know this is the wrong way to do things, doing the bodywork, blowing on a coat of primer and dropping in a fresh engine probably made sense to the psuedo-Devin owners. At least from an emotional and economic standpoint they always had a "car" instead of a pile of bits that looked like a mortar shell had landed in the middle of their garage. Or maybe they just knew a guy who rebuilt V8s, owned a spray gun and had just finished reading How to Repair Fiberglass Bodies in Your Spare Time. Now for your '68 automatic Corvette. The order in which the interior goes in, the paint goes on and the motor is installed can create different issues for different cars; how much work you have to do and which jobs get attacked next will depend on your planned use of the car. Ifthe car is to be a driver, it isn't really necessary to go through the "body off" restoration—you can simply replace what is worn out, sort out the cooling and electric systems and fmally install an interior kit. If you are careful and the engine and paint are both good enough to live alongside your new work, you will have successfully restored the car to "driver" status. However, if you want the car to sparkle in and out, I'm afraid that you get to take it apart completely and start the project all over again. After all, imagine trying to dismantle and reinstall a suspension, along with a fresh interior, without putting the tiniest scrape into the new paint. You'd probably have better luck in an egg-tossing contest. Dear Mr. Kerb: I am looking to replace my daily driver ('93 The baby-friendly 2002tii. Sports Car Market Miata) with something a little more interesting. My requirements are: something that will retain its value (so it must have depreciated fully), be fun to drive and fairly reliable, and be something Jam proud of A little more interior room would be appreciated (putting a baby seat in back is essential). A convertible would be nice but is not necessary ((have a very nice Tiger for summer fun). The car has to be able to stand up to everyday driving here in the Northeast. It also needs to be priced in the lower teens. I have come up with only one option so far, a 911 SC Targa. It meets all of my needs, I think, but I have never owned a Porsche. I have been looking for one to buy over the past three weeks but have not been successful. I live in a small town in New York, so most of my searching is on the Internet. I think that maybe a '90s Nissan 300ZX would work but I don't think I would be very proud of it. Any other ideas?—G. S., via e - mail Dear Mr. S: Having a car to be proud of can mean different things to different people. A really clean Falcon Sprint or the world's cleanest Borgward Isabella would not embarrass me at all. Your desire for a car like the SC Targa and the fact that you own a Miata and a Tiger helps me understand your preferences a little, but my understanding quickly turns to astonishment when I wonder what your baby is riding in now. When I was growing up, we used a station wagon for what you want to do with a Porsche 911. I have limited experience with molded plastic baby seats, but the one that I did handle was a large, complicated thing that wouldn't fit in the back of any 911 I've ever seen. The area behind the seat of the Porsche is where you stow your soft luggage, groceries and the like. (Yes, I know those are indeed seats back there and they are perfect for a child, but not a child in a plastic survival cell.) You also need the storage behind the seats because the 911's front trunk is not very deep. It is more suitable for storing flat objects such as pies, pancakes, flounder, eels, etc. I am sympathetic to your desire for something interesting that is not likely to lose any more of its value, but no matter which car you choose, the task of being a daily driver will make it lose its


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  desirability in the resale arena when pitted against enthusiastowned machinery that was used only for pleasure driving. Okay, enough lecturing. What are my picks? I usually recommend late-model stuff for daily drivers. I have included a few notso-new candidates just to give you my spin on fully depreciated and pride-inducing motorcars: BMW 2002 these cars are a lot of fun and seem to be easier to find in good condition than other appealing BMWs of that era like the 2800/3.0 CS. Parts and service should be no problem. Mercedes-Benz 280SE: the 3.5-liter model is probably out of your price range, but your budget will buy a nice example of a sixcylinder model. Not anywhere near as much fun as a 2002 tii (or the Tiger that you already own), they are very comfortable, beautifully built cruisers with enough room for the baby seat and the dozens of extra objects and equipment that seem to travel with children. Your mention of the Nissan 300ZX shows me that you don't find newer cars (or Japanese products) abhorrent. If this is the case, I would have a look at the Acura BIKE BUYS 1954 Triumph Thunderbird n 1949, Britain's The Motor Cycle called the Thunderbird "a man's machine if ever there was one." Sure enough, Marlon Brando rode one in the first biker movie, "The Wild One," in 1954. No Harley for this rebel, but a Triumph. Developed for the American market that craved large engines, the Triumph Thunderbird had an engine 150cc larger than its predecessor, the 500-cc Triumph Speed Twin. With a single SU or Amal carburetor, it was rated at 34 horsepower. I Frame and body were painted same color. damping. By comparison, the Harley big twin had no rear suspension at all until 1958. The Thunderbird's front forks were a conventional telescopic design. The rear suspension, however, featured an unusual sprung hub. Two vertical springs were concealed in the hub of the Thunderbird's rear wheel. However, there were no shock absorbers and therefore no July, 2001  Unfortunately, Triumph's innovation didn't work well and added 20 pounds of weight. It was replaced with a conventional swingarm rear suspension in 1955. Racers preferred a rigid frame (no rear suspension) that made the bike lighter and lower, and about 100 Thunderbirds were produced each year in this configuration. In 1960, GSR and R models. They are pretty quick and as reliable as a hammer. Your low-teens budget will get you a mid-1990s car with average mileage and a five-speed, sunroof and all that ABS and airbag stuff you would expect in a late-model car. 'Updated& ..Imptoved The Last Thing a Great Car Needs" The big advantage of latemodel cars is that you get a newer, fresher car. Its depreciation might just equal the difference in maintenance costs between a '70s and '90s machine. If you want to rethink the "gotta fit a baby seat" equation, the ads are filled with tempting cars in your price range. The top of the list just might be the Porsche 911 SC, but given that you already own a Tiger, I wonder if you need a car that is more fun than roomy rather than more roomy than fun. Think about it. • The problem here is depreciation. I can't think of any appealing, newer cars that aren't still on their way down the price chute. This can also be said of the Nissan 300ZX, a car that has less of an enthusiast following than the Rmodel Acuras, which has helped them hold more of their value than the Nissan. • The original classic look • Custom sizes for all vehicles • Free Swatch samples • 11 colors available • Factory Direct Codh 800 461 - 3533 Driver Rubber Heel Pad Hand Selected Cocos & Sisal Matting Vinyl Edging Nibbed Rubber Back www.cocomats.com Travel begins here . . . Stephanie Warrington Travel consultant for Sports Car Market Specializing in International Travel, Custom Vacations & Groups 503 226-7200 ext 24  800 344-8890 ext 24  1536 N.W. 23rd Ave Portland OR 97210 email: stephanie@journeysl.com JOV"e}t/ Triumph changed the frame and made the wheelbase three inches shorter, which improved the handling. The chromed "parcel grid" on the tank is what Americans would call a luggage rack. A tool box attached to the frame on the right rear side. The only instruments are a Smiths speedometer and an ammeter, both mounted in the bulbous nacelle that holds the headlight and gives the front end a clumsy, heavy look. Unusual for a motorcycle, separate front and rear stands let owners raise either wheel for service, and a side stand was included as well. In a bizarre styling move, Triumph gave the 1960-62 Thunderbird a "bathtub" enclosure for the rear of the bike, concealing the area behind the engine and incorporating the rear fender. Most of these ugly bodywork pieces have been discarded over the years, and they are now rare and expensive. From 1949 to 1953, the Thunderbird was Triumph's road rocket. But this role was assumed by the Triumph Tiger 110, launched in 1954, with a higher compression engine and a more aggressive camshaft profile. The Thunderbird motorcycle matured from a "Wild One" into a powerful cruiser that, for the last twelve years of its pro- duction run, provided more than adequate performance in typical British fashion for gentlemen riders to commute on, or for casual drives on the weekend. Today, they are little more than a footnote in motorcycle history, perhaps of interest primarily due to the ongoing development that occurred, especially to the frame and suspension, during their lengthy production run.—Bill Neill• Years produced  Colors  Transmission  Weight  Price new  Value today  Frame #  gray blue, metallic blue, black, red 1949-66 Number produced N/A Engine .... 650-cc air-cooled parallel twin $595 in '49 $7,000-$8,000 Steering head (matches engine from '51 on) Engine # Left side of engine case (has 6T prefix) Early Perfect Thunderbird rider  version: muscular guy with poor diction. Late version: the Saint before he bought a Volvo. Rating: *ter** is best Fun to ride  Ease of maintenance  Appreciation potential  *ter .tern. 17 4-speed 385 lbs.


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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@sportscannarket.com , fax 503/252-5854. Power British by Bill Neill The shop is currently working on a 1970 Jaguar XKE roadster for SCMsubscriber Andy McGhee of Radnor, Pennsylvania. Power British will install a new interior, repair the wiring harness, renew the front suspension, rebuild the carbs, replace the rocker panels, respray the body and add new wire wheels. Although McGhee has restored several E-types himself in the last 25 years, "I have come to a stage in life where I can afford to have someone else do it," he said. "I'd rather spend my free time driving my Jag instead of laying underneath it in a pool of oil." During the restoration process, the shop sets up a job ticket on their computer, with labor hours logged under separate classifications for engine, body, suspension and transmission work. This file is converted to an invoice and mailed out to the customer monthly. "We take photos of the car in progress and put them in a binder and present it so they have a visual record of the vania shop, which focuses on Triumphs, Jaguars, Austin-Healeys and MGs, also does tune-ups and electrical work. Except for machining, sandblasting and chroming, most work is done in-house. ost enthusiasts have trouble enough keeping one restoration moving along. At Power British, they usually have five going at once. The Pennsyl- Rust, generally from salt on the roads, is the most immediate problem facing old cars in the Northeast. "We do a lot of sheet metal replacement," Schlorff said. They remove body panels and send them to a company in Quakertown for plastic media blasting. "Every car is unique, and they all reveal their own surprises," Schlorff said. "Sometimes a ter- cently. The car's owner drove it through deep water during a flood in rural Virginia in 1978, damaging the fan and the radiator, and it has been parked ever since. Now he's asked the shop to turn this pile of pieces into a showquality car. "This owner is very clear on what he wants, knows approximately what it will cost and how long it will take. When all is said and done, I believe he's going to be very happy to see his dream car come back to life after so many years," said Schlorff. It's not uncommon for him to take three or four pieces and carefully weld them together to make one complete fender. The panels are butt welded to prevent overlap, ground and then planished smooth on both sides. ("Planish" is a process of smoothing metal by pounding.) Then a high-build surface primer is applied, about 10 thousandths of an inch per coat. "It flattens waves and ripples in panels," Schlorff said. porary replacement panels, Schlorff would rather repair an original panel than use a modern substitute. "The original tooling is so worn that panels made from it today don't fit properly," commented Schlorff. Triumphs and Jaguars find a home at Power British. Some cars are disassembled jigsaw puzzles that Power British is asked to bring back to life. A '73 Triumph TR6 arrived in boxes re- 8  work that was done," owner Brian Schlorff explained. "This provides excellent documentation when it comes time to sell." Every car presents its own challenges. Power British recently finished a restoration of a fiberglass-bodied 1962 Daimler SP250. Although built in limited numbers, the little Daimler fortunately sourced many components from other cars, including Triumph suspension bits. The shop stripped it, redid the chassis and suspension, and rebuilt the 2.5-liter aluminum V8 with its Hemi head. "A highwinding V8 in a light English car can be a real surprise if you've just been driving a TC," noted Schlorff. Shop  Owner  Location  Number of staff  Number of bays  Years in operation  Hourly rate  Specialty  Phone  Fax  Web site  E-mail  Power British Brian Schlorff Plymouth Meeting, PA 4 6 7 610/270-0505 610/270-3059 British cars Recommended by SCM subscriber Andy McGhee www.powerbritish.com/-britcars britcars@powerbritish.com rible looking car can be terrific underneath, and other times a shiny car can be a rust-bucket on the verge of disintegration. You never know until you get the paint and undercoat off" Not satisfied with the quality of contem- $60 exercise your car enough to get all the fluids completely warmed up. Cars like to be used a lot more than they like being parked. Besides, all that hot air that turns your Healey into an oven during the summer becomes a pretty good heater for your car in the winter." When a potential customer asks why they should bring their car to Power British, Schlorff's answer is simple. "We combine a real love and understanding of these cars with an extremely efficient cost-management system for restorations. You always know where you are with us, we work with you to help decide just what level of restoration you want, and we endeavor to have no surprises in the billing process. Our goal is for you to have the car restored to the level you want, within a cost framework that works for all of us."• Power British sometimes uses lead in body work. This precludes the use of urethane paint and requires enamel, as lead work will outgas for months, and enamel allows it to breathe. Spring is the busy season in this shop. Owners of British cars are retrieving them from storage and trying to make them run again for the summer. Batteries have gone flat and electrical gremlins appeared due to cold weather and dampness. Brake wheel cylinders, master cylinders and calipers freeze up. "The rubber gets glued to the bore," Schlorff said. Car owners on the East Coast debate the best ways to store a car properly for the winter, including putting the car on jack stands and filling the cylinders with oil. "Just drive the car every couple of weeks," is Schlorff's recommendation. "When a dry day comes along, Sports Car Marke


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Restoration - Service Sales - Automobilia Memorabilia - Gift Shop 3 Mt Etsiovs--,vvP vvww.guildclassiccars.com r EIJIII.D0 Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:30 -5:00 Sat: 9:30 - 3:00 I like cars like this one. Help, we're drowning in a sea of muscle cars. Now, while my entire staff just loves working on the great American muscle car, I have to admit to a certain melancholy that washes over me when I walk through the shop. You see, I like twenties and thirties cars, especially coachbuilt cars and most especially French coachbuilt cars. I also have a soft spot for Rolls-Royce even though I know what a pain in the posterior they are for both restorer and owner. Nothing like a client phoning to tell you at midnight that they have had a "Failure to Proceed" and need help. It's their own silly fault for taking it out at night and using the lights. I just know there must be someone out there who wants something restored that doesn't have its engine size stenciled on the front fender. Is it really too much to expect that just one of you who owns a car with an ash frame and aluminum lovingly wrapped over it by skilled hands, would call to have it worked on, restored, lavished with attention and patted on the bonnet at least once a day? I would like to have at least one car that when started doesn't shake the whole building and cause the staff to run clapping, eager with the anticipation of breathing exhaust-laden air that would run the engine in a modern Honda. If you can help me out, I would really appreciate hearing from you. I have just admitted yet another LS 6 Chevelle into the building while composing this plea. That makes over thirty projects going along downstairs, and only six or seven of them pre-war. Once again, I beseech you; send me something with just one carburetor and an engine that has its valves beside the cylinders. I will be eternally grateful. Looking forward to hearing from you at your first convenience. As ever, your obedient servant, David Grainger President (of the Guild, not the country—we are in Canada, eh.) The Guild of Automotive Restorers PO Box 1150, 44 Bridge St., Bradford, ON L3Z 2B5 Canada Tel: (905)775-0499 Fax: (905) 775-0944


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Fr*, Market Review a Buyer's Guide La rivista del velocissimo e del bellissimo ANONIMA lOMBAROA FABBRICA AUTOMOBILI Tipo  MIMI MILANO NM ti NP 1979 Mena Sport Sedan Chassis number: AR116582002690 11111 hile the post-war Alfa 1900 Berlina was advertised as "the family car that wins races," the slogan for the late '70s automatic-equipped Alfetta Sport Sedan could have been "a truly sale-proof car." The Alfetta was Alfa's attempt to regain its technical edge with a sophisticated drive-train and suspension. Its previous models were powered by an engine dating to 1954 and a suspension dating to 1962. In 1975, the cashstrapped company offered the same twin-cam alloy engine, but with fresh Sprint and Sport Sedan (Berlina) styling, a 5-speed manual transaxle and deDion rear suspension. Hampered by a power-robbing Rube Goldbergian approach to emissions, Alfettas proved as sluggish as their sales, and quickly reaffirmed Alfa's reputation for blown head gaskets and terminal rust. New features included heavy steering, a rubbery shift linkage and an insatiable appetite for driveshaft donuts. The American distributor, attempting to explain away Alfa's plummeting sales, pleaded for a sedan with an automatic transmission, surely an essential enhancement for the American market. In 1978, a batch of 2,000 Berlinas with air conditioning and a ZF three-speed automatic transaxle was assembled for our market. Not surprisingly, buyers attracted to air-conditioned cars with automatic transmissions did not shop Alfas, and Alfa enthusiasts were offended by the unsporting nature of the car. More than half of these "Alfamatics" were shipped back to Italy as unsaleable. Italians immediately fell in love with the luxury of an air-conditioned, automatic Alfa. The repatriated cars, now badged "America," sold well enough that the model was put back into production for the Italian home market. I recommended an "Alfamatic" to the former owner ofthe car pictured here. He wanted the convenience of an Alfa fourdoor; and I observed that the Alfetta's reputation for destroying donuts did not apply to the ZFequipped cars since they avoided the driveline shocks of the clutch-equipped cars. During his possession of the car, the owner improved its already good condition to better-than-new. Its heavy stock bumpers were replaced with stainless units from an earlier Berlina, and fog lights and mild cams were added The car passed a smog test after a careful tune-up and fresh catalyst. Several months ago, however; the worst possible failure happened to this car: its rare ZF Years produced  Number produced  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up  Distributor cap  Price new  Web Site  Alternatives  gearbox gave up. Fortunately, a used unit was located at Alfa Parts Exchange. The last time I saw the car; it was sitting tail-high on jackstands waiting for the replacement transaxle to be installed Fearing this might not be the last of his problems with the car; the owner decided to sell. He could not find a buyer who would offer as much as $1,000. He finally let it go for less than that. 20  An alert SCM reader then forwarded me the following listing from eBay Motors for this same car being offered for sale at no reserve by its new owner: "This is a 1979 Alfa Romeo Sport Sedan with a clear title. The engine is solid and runs strong. It is in great running condition. The exterior is black and the interior is tan and brown. The car has the original Alfa Romeo wheels with expensive Goodyear AquaTred tires in near-new condition. The engine is in great condition. The automatic 3-speed transmission is also in great condition. The car has a few extra parts including two cams, four armrests, smog gear; etc. The paint is nice and the interior is fabulous. Fog lights are in complete working condition and come with the yellow covers. The seats are in great condition. All the gauges work, as far as I know. Decals are in good condition." The no-reserve status suggests that the seller really had no idea what this Alfa would bring. The high bid of $3,606 on May 19, 2001 is astonishing for (arguably) the least loved of all Alfa Romeos, and is no doubt prompted by the car 's remarkable condition. The real question: who would so cherish an Alfa sedan that appeals to so few and struggles to make $1,500 on the open market? One possible answer: an Alfa enthusiast who is not deterred by the Alfetta reputation, and for whatever reason needs an automatic rather than a manual-shift car Alfettas are a problematic model. The SPICA system is difficult to  (Sport Sedan) 1978-79 2,000 (US market) $1,500-$2,500 $200 $50 approx. $7,000 Chassis # .... Windshield surround and bulkhead Engine #  Club  Passenger side of engine block AROC, 10 Raskin Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 www.aroc-usa.org Triumph Mayflower, Fiat 131 Mirafiori, Trabant get through smog tests, and those that have not already rusted into oblivion are at the nadir of their value. It likely that this car; thanks to the care invested in it, wi//be one of the very few to survive. It 's in the new owner 's interest to hang onto the car and assure that it does: in 20 years, it will surely be rare (after all, this model is rare even today, with few being sold initially, and most of those already gone to that great Italian crusher in the sky) and may even have some small degree of collectibility. Most likely, the new owner should just drive and enjoy the car and realize that if he decides to sell, he'll confront the same prejudices that prompted a previous owner to nearly give it away—Pat Braden Note: In spite of its "great running condition," this car had not changed hands 10 days after the sale. The seller was still "tuning" the engine in an attempt to pass California's mandatory smog check. (Photo courtesy of auction company)• Sports Car Market


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Offerte e Richieste ill Alfa Romeo ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular text classified only $15 per month. *47 6C2500 FRECCIA D'ORO, charmingly original, US and Euro papers, runs and looks as it should, proper period pieces $8500k Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-4676531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA *55 1900C SPRINT, Series II Ghia coupe, in charcoal w/blk & white int, 5-spd, many SS features $59,500. Fantasy Junction, 510653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA *56 Giulietta Spider Normale, early number, missing only headlamp rings, otherwise complete from blanking plate to jack and tonneau cover $3,800. 913-385-5739. KS *57 Giulietta Normale roadster, CA car, stored for years, very complete, hardtop, tools $7,500. 562-498-2798. CA "57 750 Giulietta Normale, restored, white w/blk int w/red piping and carpet, recently refreshed, dead stock orig except for the Veloce setup and 5-spd trans, !owner 40 yrs, 70K orig mi $21,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA *57 Giulietta Spider Veloce, Bonafide factory original eng/tran, one of 32 built, 3 documented owners. No rust or accidents ever. Complete professional Alfa restoration. Original Veloce white with black/red interior. All correct Veloce details intact, includes original alloys, tools w/bag jack, manuals. Surely the best Spider Veloce anywhere. 913-915-6789. KS *60 Giulietta Sprint Normale, nice original car, primered, ready for paint, needs fin- ishing, correct, complete and not rusty $6,500. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467653 I. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 60 SPRINT SPECIALE, AR1012000239, complete bare metal restoration; no rust or Bondo. New chrome, Rosso Rubino with new gray leather w/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 *632600 SPYDER, new red paint, gray int, 6-cyl, 3-carb, 5-spd, blk top, restoration started, great for vintage racing $11,900. Car Exchange, 847-680-1950. IL 63 L, Giulia Spider (Normale), professional restoration 12 years ago. Well maintained by Alfa enthusiast. Excellent condition cosmetically and mechanically. Arizona car, no rust. Always garaged. White with blue interior and Stayfast top. Instruments rebuilt and refaced. Period radio works, as does everything else. New rubber mats throughout. Number 2 car that is ready to show, drive and enjoy. tgreenslade@usa.net $16,000. Bill Greenslade, 602-955-5547. 602-7650061.AZ 65 Giulia Spider 1600, red, one owner, 48,000 miles, rust-free, California car, mechanically fresh, requiring only cosmetics to be outstanding. $12,500. Jeff Knudsen, 616-335-3868. MI 65 TZ1, #096, matching engine, unreRe-Originals  OEM Quality , stored good original condition. Photos garryroberts@fea.net $189,000. Garry, 949-650-2690. CA *662600 SPYDER, freshly redone, red w/ blk, 3 tops, all manuals, receipts, used in movie with Roger Moore, a real headtumer, 68K mi $28,000 2K less no hardtop. 978683-5139. MA *66 SPRINT 2600 ZAGATO, call for details $25,000. 618-222-1122. IL 66 GTV, red/tan, full professional restoration, leather interior, Sperry stage 5 2Liter, 45 mm Webers, Mini-Lites, R-1 tires, Nardi wheel, much more, $15,000. 570-825-0571. PA 66 SPRINT SPECIALE, red w/gray mt., 70,000 mi, needs new owner, restored. nyzz@dellmail.com $22,000. Steve Nylin, 425-481-7903. WA *67 GTV, green w/tan int, very nice original $12,500. 636-239-6781. MO *67 GTV, white/grey int, immaculate bare metal refinish, GTA replica, aluminum hood, rebuilt 2 Liter, brakes, suspen, and more, call for details $16,500. 714-898-2945. CA *69 DUETTO CONVERTIBLE, full body restoration by pro shop, new top and carpets, running gear original and good condition, this red beauty can be yours $6,000. 516-752-1711. NY *69 GTV, fully restored to nice driver specs w/lots invested, green w/tan leather, gorgeous mahogany interior, mechanically outrageous, needs nothing $17,000. 206- 467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA *69 SPIDER, same owner 20 yrs, good cond, spares $5,500. 214-502-4825. TX *70 JUNIOR ZAGATO, call for details $14,000. 618-222-1122. IL *71 auto, Delta prepared, Montreal $45,000. 618-222-1122. IL *72 GTV, 150 hp, Euro version w/Weber carbs, in USA since '77, red w/blk int, exc cond in & out, CA tags $9,500. 714-8982845. CA *74 GTV 2000, red/tan, 4K on total engine rebuild, Weber carbs, smooth gearbox, recent paint, tires, some trim, car drives beautifully $9,000 US$. Bruce, 5 19-9792205. CANADA ON *74 GTV, silver, 59K original miles, fully restored, excellent condition, BWA alloys, Webasto sunroof, Dell'orto 40 mm carbs, clean, original, black interior. Always garaged, $12,000 OBO. Brian, 917-6271057. NY *81 SPIDER VELOCE, original owner, red w/blk int, cast alloy wheels, 16K mi, new tires, new convert top, hardtop included, eng tuned, runs like new, paint like new, no dings, dents or rust, Al condition $14,000. 212-869-6064 message. NY WANTED "WANTED: 1966-69 Duetto or 1970-74 Spider. All original, complete. No rust, no Bondo, wreck free, sound mechanical condition, already restored or restorable Bob, 520-886-6848. AZ • 12618 Craigwood Lane Cypress, TX 77429 NEW WINDSHIELDS Laminated! DOT, TUV & ISO Approved! Maserati Ghibli Maserati Mexico Maserati 3500 GT DeTomaso Pantera Intermeccanica Italia FROM EUROPE! Duetto Alfa SS Montreal 2600 Zagato Junior Zagato TZ-1 & TZ-2 GTV-Gasket Style Giulietta/Giulia Sprint Giulietta/Giulia Spider Alfetta GT & Four Door 2000/2600 Touring Spider Apollo FREE CATALOGS & UPHOLSTERY SAMPLES Alfa - Ferrari - Lancia - Fiat - Maserati - Apollo - Lam borghini Call today for your OEM, NOS or new restoration part. 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.FERRAR F Chassis number: 27375 aced with having to pitch its Daytona frontengined model against the mid-engined Miura and Bora, Ferrari responded with the 365 GTB/4 Berlinetta Boxer in 1973. An entirely new car and the first road-going Ferrari not to have a "V" configuration engine, the Boxer used a 4.4-liter, four-cam, flat-12 derived from the 3-liter Formula 1. The midmounted engine/five-speed transaxle was housed in a tubular/ monocoque chassis clothed in Pininfarina' s elegant Berlinetta coachwork. A new Boxer—the 512 BB—appeared in 1976 with a 4942-cc engine and dry sump. The larger engine provided a useful increase in torque, improving acceleration and driveability. Improvements were also made to the aerodynamics, suspension and tires. And in 1981 it was updated with fuel injection, becoming the 512 BBi. The right-hand drive 512 BB pictured here boasts an engine built by Ferrari specialist Nigel Hudson and incorporating a host of improvements including LM cams, Mahle pistons, gas-flowed cylinder heads, sports exhaust, and re-jetted carburetors. A maximum 460 horsepower is claimed (approximately 120 more than standard) so a commensurate improvement in performance over the standard car may be expected. The work was carried out in the mid 1980s, after which the present owner purchased the car in 1984. Since then, the car has covered a mere 5,000 miles and only 12,000 total. Additional contemporary upgrades include AP brakes, oil cooler, competition clutch, Compomotive wheels and extended rear wheel arches. Believed accident free, it is in excellent mechanical condition with fair to good interior and benefits from a recent service and belt change. This Boxer has phenomenal performance, yet the vendor claims it is extremely tractable. On April 23rd, 2001, Bonhams & Brooks sold this Boxer for $39,200, including buyer 's premium, at the RAF Museum in Hendon, England. How low can Boxers go? Ask the man who bought Lucent at $78 per share. When you review recent prices it is amazing, or distressing, depending on your ownership status, how much they have sunk A very nice, 13,000-mile, injected Boxer sold at Bonhams & Brooks 's December 2000 auction in Switzerland for $44,800. Fora car with so much mid-engined performance and aesthetic appeal, why the low price? Years produced  Number produced  Original price  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Clubs  My theory is that it 's the risk associated with engine problems compared to the total price. For example, you can buy a '60s collectible American Web sites  Alternatives  1974-84 (all types) 327 365 BB, 927 512 BB, 1,007 512 BBi $35,000 plus DOT/EPA ($ 10,000-$15,000) $55,000-$80,000 (BBi $60,000-$90,000) $3,000; add $2,000 for timing belts S300 On frame tube in engine bay Top of engine block Ferrari Club of America, Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358; Ferrari Owners Club, 8642 Cleta St., Downey, CA 90241 www.ferrariclubofamerica.org ; www.FerrariOwnersClub.ora Lamborghini Miura, Maserati Bora car in the $30k to $50k range and if you assume a new engine at $3,000 to $5,000, your risk ratio is 0.1 to perhaps 0.2. As such, it 's not a catastrophe if your significant other wants to know why it sounds like there's a can of walnuts rattling under the hood on her first ride. For most 12-cylinder exotics, a rebuild starts at $20,000 and can go as high as $40,000. So for the $50,000 to $100,000 Italian exotic, the July, 2001  Market Review Buyer's Guide 1979 Ferrari 512 BB Berlinetta Boxer risk ratio is around 0.5. You can lose half your "investment" if your timing belt breaks. Thus, many buyers won't take the risk of unknown mechanical condition on these expensive-to-fix 12-cylinder cars, unless they are such a bargain that lust overcomes logic. Most ofthese auction exotics are not championed by a seller who has a notebook full ofbills and photos detailing the history. For this Boxer, note the casual catalog statement about "a recent service and belt change." That's reassuring, assuming it was a $5,000 engine-out timing belt change. But what 's not reassuring is the description of all the hot-rod stuff done nearly 20 years ago. Imagine the kind ofFerrari owner who needs another 120 horsepower in his already-twitchy car, and puts flares on the rear wheel arches. Why do visions of spiky hair, nose rings and rock-star status come to mind? Would you buy a Ferrari from someone like this? Many well-documented exotics, with only good stories, sell privately for far more than the examples that show up at auctions with no service history or documentation. The stack of repair bills and photos, backed by a believable owner; are worth real money and peace of mind. (At Barrett-Jackson two years ago, there was a '57 T-Bird owner who stayed with his car for all four days and could convincingly detail and prove everything that was done to it. He hit a home run on the price—it brought $44,500.) Was this Boxer a good buy? Only time and a thorough mechanical evaluation will tell. But with all the surprises that could surface on this highly modified engine/chassis, this Boxer is either the most fun per dollar this year or a terrible sinkhole. However; as they say in real estate, "Price solves all problems." When a running, driving Boxer gets below $40k, in Ferrari terms, that's almost five. So for some brave bidder; the gamble was worth it.—John Apen Caveat lector: The writer is just finishing a major; remove-the-engine service on his 365 Boxer; and has the following recommendations: for frequent driving, buy an injected BBi; for raw excitement, find a 365; for maximum value, buy a carbureted 512. But please, be aware that buying a Boxer without paperwork is akin to playing Russian Roulette with all the chambers loaded. (Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company)• 23


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Sheehan Speaks by Michael Sheehan Importing an F50: A Comedy in Two Acts n 1998 Ian Hetherington, an English software mogul, decided to race his Euro model F50 in the Ferrari Maranello Challenge. He raced Ferrari F50 S/N 103496 in six of the twelve Maranello Ferrari Challenge races in preparation for an assault on the 1999 championship. For 1999 Hetherington and F50  S/N 103496 returned for 13 of the  ond at Le Mans, and was the overall 1111111111111111001'  winner of the 2000 Championship.  14 rounds of the championship. With three first and three secondplace finishes, they ended the season second overall, missing the championship by a single point. S/N 103496 returned for the 2000 Championship and competed in all 14 rounds, with two firsts at Donington, another at Silverstone, two firsts at Oulton Park, and a first and then a sec- S/N 103496 also participated in the Porsche vs. Ferrari Challenge, a different series, competing against hot rod 930/935/936s in 1998 and 1999, often finishing as the fastest Ferrari. On October 2000, S/N 103496 was sold to a retired American driver who still owns a substantial collection of cars he once raced in the IMSA series. On November 1, in preparation for its early November arrival in the US, a package detailing the race history of this car, with many supporting photos, was prepared and sent on to the EPA and DOT requesting approval as a race car entry, exempting the car from the usual EPA and DOT regulations. No problems were expected; after all, what better defines a race car than "a car that has raced." And with 39 races, F50 S/N 103496 would seem to more than define "race car." On November 2, DOT requested proof that the new owner was a qualified race driver. Simple enough; copies of his racing licenses and detailed photos of the car provided by Mortimer, Houghton, and Turner Ltd., the authorized Ferrari dealer which had supplied the car, were sent to the EPA and DOT. On November 2, we also retained Lance Beyer, a former lawyer for DOT with many years of experience dealing with them, in an attempt to interface between the entrepreneurial spirit of the Ferrari world and the mindset of Federal bureaucracy. On November 3, after review of the photos, DOT requested a statement from MET Ltd. confirming that the car was a race car, had raced in 39 separate races, and that its intrinsic 24  value was as a race car and not a street car. MHT Ferrari supplied the appropriate letter. On November 9, F50 S/N 103496 arrived at Miami airport but remained in Customs awaiting DOT and EPA approval. On November 15, DOT contacted Ferrari of North America and asked if Ferrari had ever built an F50 race car. FNA re- 1---■0111111116 plied in the negative and so we the Ferrari Market Letter, and Forza issue 16. DOT accepted that their source at FNA had erred and another hurdle was cleared. Upon reviewing the letter describing the car supplied by MHT Ferrari, DOT next decided they needed a letter from Specialised Cars, the company that prepared this car for racing, listing the work done and stating its position that this car is indeed a race car. On November 17, the letter was supplied and ap- cover of Cavallino magazine issue 100, were advised by DOT that, since Ferrari had never built an F50 race car, this car could not be recognized as a race car. DOT was then supplied with copies detailing the presentation of the first F50 GT (which had received DOT/EPA exemptions), which DOT considered to be an evolution of the F50, into the US as featured on the Working their way up the organizational chain, DOT asked for a letter from the Maranello Challenge sponsor, Maranello Concessionaires, that Specialised Cars was qualified to prepare race cars and confirmation that this car was recognized as a race car. Thanks to John Newman, General Manager of Ferrari UK, the letter was supplied on December 8. In anticipation of what might come next, on December 18, I asked Art Zafiropoulo, owner of F50 GT S/N 001, to provide the import paperwork showing his F50 GT's importation under the race car exemption. This was sent to EPA and DOT. On January 2, DOT next decided they needed "current" photos detailing the many modifications made to convert the car to racing standards. On January 8, with special permission from US Customs, Al Roberts of Shelton Ferrari photographed the car in a dark and dusty warehouse and sent the requested photos to DOT. Now past thirty days in storage with US Customs, it was necessary to put the car into bonded storage rather than have customs seize the car for lack of clearance paperwork. The costs of importation climbed. Our attorney was able to narrow down DOT's concern to one area, that of intent. DOT's mindset was "what was the main intent of the manufacturer when the car was built?" In layman's talk, we "only" needed to prove the car was re-manufactured as a race car, and DOT would approve the car. On January 25, we supplied DOT with a very detailed letter from Specialised Cars outlining the costs of remanufacturing this car as a race car and the greater costs needed to reconvert it back to a street car, making its use as a street car financially impractical. You're sure it's a race car? proved. Two more weeks gone. After receiving the letter from MHT Ferrari, DOT then decided they needed a "stronger" letter, which was dutifully supplied on November 20. DOT next decided they needed confirmation from the race organizer that Specialised Cars was qualified to do the work described in their letter outlining the conversion of F50 S/N 103496 from a street car to a race car. On December 8, DOT was supplied with a letter from John Swift, director of the Maranello Challenge Series, outlining Specialised Cars' qualifications. On February 1, DOT asked Al Roberts of Shelton Ferrari to go back and take better photos showing the ride height by putting a ruler up to the bottom of the car, along with clear photos of the fuel filler opening. Additionally they also wanted a letter from Shelton Ferrari repeating what was already stated by Specialised Cars in England. February 8, Tom Shelton of Shelton Sports cars provided a detailed cost analysis letter to DOT about the costs of re-conversion. 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ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular text classified only $15 per month. *50 195 INTER, Ghia 2-seater, 1950 Turin show car, remarkably original, eng/ gearbox out, apart, looking quite good for straight forward rebuild $165,000 OBO. Jerry Bensinger, 330-759-5224 days. OH *50 195S INTER GHIA, coupe, med blue w/tan cloth int, fully restored to a very high standard w/much recent work by Patrick Ottis, including rebuilt gearbox $245,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA *52 212, 1-off Vignale coupe, ivory/gray, exquisite in both form and detail, three carb eng, very original, including full int, nothing missing, many details $395,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510653-9754 CA *52 212 PF COUPE, s/n 0229, 1st Ferrari PF coupe, just completed full restoration to high standard with original motor, done in silver blue $295,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA *53 212 INTER PF COUPE, perfectly restored by Bob Smith in red w/tan leather int, Best in Class at Pebble Beach in '85, a beautiful car, ideal for shows and cars $375,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-6537555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA *59 250 CT, Tour de France, burgundy w/ tan leather, 14 louver de Portago style recreation, built on a 1959 250 GT PF coupe chassis in Modena at Auto Sport who employed Scaglietti fabricators (who built the original bodies), cannot be told from the original $195,000. Motor Classic, 914997-9133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY *61250 PF CABRIOLET, #2047, red/blk, Series II, fully restored, Borranis, past owner 24 yrs, outstanding detail $179,500. PA Motor Sport, 610-666-1966. PA *62 FAVRE GTO, s/n 3343, red w/ blue int, many orig parts, meld ribbed gearbox and instruments used, equipped with a/c, incredible condition $195,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-6539754 CA *63 LUSSO, red w/red int, very nice example $129,000. Forza, 860-350-1140. FAX 860-350-1148 CT *64 275 GTB, short nose, red/blk, Borranis, new paint, int and chrome, spectacular $185,000. Motor Classic, 914-9979133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY *65 275 GTS, red/blk, CA car, well restored, Borranis, tools, lovely throughout $165,000. PA Motor Sport, 610-666-1966. PA *66 275 GTB, 2-cam alloy, red/blk, 6-carb. Bonanis, XWXs, older cosmetic & mechanical restoration completed late 1980s, excellent cosmetic & driving cond $245,000. Motor Classic, 914-997-9133. FAX 914997-9136 NY *66 275 GTS, silver blue/blue int, 37K km, a real Survivor, unrestored, original exhaust, Borranis, tool kit, boot $147,000 trade/Modena. 914-423-8646. NY *66 275 GTB, 2-cam, very late torque tube, fresh motor, new paint, interior, tires, suspension, 59,000 miles, 21 years of records, beautiful, strong $225,000. 847864-3740. IL *67 206 GT, s/n 10523, documented production prototype car, NY Show car 1968, FCA Class winner, Best of Show Spangler's 2000 $165,000. 440-332-8167. OH *67 330 GTC COUPE, blk/blk, recent mechanical restoration, call for details $109,850. Dlrs, 617-783-1800. MA *67 275 GTB/4, red/blk, nice example, drives very well, excellent drivetrain, vgc $289,900. 630-655-3535. IL *69 365 GTC, last GTC built, interesting owner history, superb condition having only 8,822 km, factory a/c, original books, tools, keys and spare tire $149,500. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510653-9754 CA *70 365 GT13/4 DAYT'ONA, US spec, excellent original unrestored cond, award winner, red w/blk leather, wires w/14K documented mi, call for details $160,000. 310-318-8760. FAX 310-376-3392 CA *72 246 GTS, Chiaro Azzuro tan interior, 20K mi, 1 owner car w/manuals & tools $75,000. Jeff or Bill, 847-234-2800. IL *72 365GTB/4 DAYTONA, red w/original tan leather, in beautiful shape mechanically and cosmetically, Borranis $119,500. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA *73 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA, US version, red/blk, 27K orig mi, Mags, air and original owner's manual and warranty card, outstanding mechanical and cosmetic con- dition $129,000. Motor Classic, 914-9979133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY *73 246 GTS, restored, Rosso Corso red, It tan leather, rare full factory Daytona package w/flares, chairs, wheels, fact air, pw, 1 of only 91 factory built US models $110,000 serious calls only. 727-515-1965. FL *73 356 GTB/4 DAYTONA, red/blk, 19K orig mi, a/c, books and documentation, exceptional paint and interior $135,000. Olimpi, 540-687-3777. VA *76 308 GT4, red w/tan interior, new water pump, belts and valve adjustments, 33K mi, will consider trade for Harley, Ducati, 63-67 Corvette coupe $17,500. 609-9093801. NJ *79 400 GT, 29K miles. Condition 2. California car with all books, tools and records. S/N 26267. 6 carbs, 5-speed. $32,000. New spare and rims. 978-7640860. MA *80 GTSi, fuel injected, 5-spd, blk vinyl targa top, fly yellow, brown leather int, great shape, 59K mi, all maintenance records $26,900. 810-516-2132. MI *82 512BBi, red/tan, 23K ml, CD/tape, very clean, runs perfectly $75,000. 440460-0161. OH PARTS *Ferrari Daytona, 330, 275, etc, tie rod ends, left and right threads, cheap. Michelin XVVX 205/70/15, excl - 4 for $495 scylla66@yahoo.com , 860-3640440. CT • We make leasing as simple as turning the key. FINANCIAL SERVICES Serving your leasing needs since 1978 Premier July, 2001  47 Sherman Hill Road Woodbury, CT 06798 203-267-7700 FAX: 203-267-7773 DEALER INQUIRIES WELCOME Visit our Website at www.WhyNotLease.conl 25


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r": • 1:1 -•enr•- ■ so-ve jel ,411*  COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS 1-800-255-4485 Mitch Silver 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 reputation 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 Missoula, Montana  Post Falls, Idaho  Reno, Nevada  Hot August Nights  Spokane, Washington  Sun Valley, Idaho  Laughlin, Nevada  Kelowna, BC, Canada  Portland, Oregon  Las Vegas, Nevada  July 7, 2001 100 cars Adjacent to the Missoula County Fairgrounds July 14-15, 2001 120 Cars Hot Rod Cafe Race Track August 2 - 5, 2001 750 Cars Reno-Sparks Convention Center August 18, 2001 100 Cars Silver Auditorium September 1 - 2, 2001 250 Cars Sun Valley Lodge September 8, 2001 125 Cars Weekend of Wheels September 9, 2001 100 Cars City Park, downtown Lakeside in conj. with Field of Dreams September 29, 2001 125 cars Portland Expo Center October 5-6, 2001 100 cars Downtown Henderson in conjunction with SuperRun 2001 Fountain Hills, Arizona January 11-14, 2002 Over 500 cars Fort McDonald Casino Fax list of Cars For Sale available one week prior to each auction. Contact Silver Auctions to sponsor an auction in your city. Additional auctions are added often. SILVER COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS 1-800-255-4485 2020 N MONROE, SPOKANE, WA 99205 wwvv.silverauctions.com  26  Il i 1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC Odometer: 194,698 miles showing (some documentation) Exterior color: Root beer metallic brown with pinstripe Interior color: Tan and brown to seats and panels with harmonizing carpet and headliner. Equipment: 4520-cc V8 engine with Bosch electronic fuel injection, 230 bhp. Automatic 3-speed transmission, power brakes, power steering, electric windows, sunroof, deluxe sound system with multiple speakers. Condition: Using the traditional rating scale for collector and/or vintage cars of 1 to 5 (1, mint/show/perfect; 2, very good; 3, good; 4, fair; 5, poor/rough), this two-owner, long-time-California car is in very high good condition or C+ (#3+) on the report card. While the mileage is high, good maintenance has prevailed and this unit is in good condition. Exterior: Very good physical specimen with minimal rust and impacts. Paint is older and #3; body is #2. Glass and lenses #2 high; grommets and seals #3 to #2. Exterior chrome, which is very limited on this model, is very good #2 shape; bumpers are high #2 and grille is almost #1. Tires, wheels and hubs all in #3 shape. Interior: Very good condition or #2 overall. Very useable as is. Dashboard has protector cover and is in good condition (#3). All instruments operate as they should; same for all systems controlled from within. Trunk compartment: Clean, with items accounted for. High #3. Engine compartment: Also clean, with body wiring apparently not tampered with very much. Cooling system is very good. Undercarriage: Good #3 condition throughout. Suspension/steering components serviced in the past and in average shape. Muffler/exhaust same. Rear end secure with minimal seepage (almost nil). Mechanics: Still good condition in spite of miles. Car started quickly and tested very well. History: The Mercedes-Benz 450 series was introduced in March 1973. Response to the new series was brisk both in Europe and the US. The roadster outsold the SLC fourpassenger coupe about two to one. The 450 series was replaced in 1981 by a new 500 (5-liter) V8 not allowed into the US; hence, the US-only 380 series came about. However, many early 500 models came into the US through the gray market. History of this unit is known. Current owner's brother was the original owner, then he sold the car about 20 years ago so the car has been in one family from day one. Good maintenance in the past is very obvious. These fine, well-built cars are not on the "wanted" list of most collectors and the market remains somewhat soft. Appraised value: $9,500 SCM welcomes appraisals by other appraisers. Portions of appraisals presented here may be modified for editorial and privacy purposes. Please send appraisals to "Appraiser's Corner," 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215. All submissions subject to editing. Sports Car Market The Appraiser's Corner Excerpts from Actual Appraisals by Steve Cram


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40 Etceterini & Friends Market Place 1959 Facel Vega HK500 Coupe Chassis number: FV4571VY6 ome of the most exciting and flamboyant sports cars in history were produced in Paris and its surrounding areas through the first halfofthe 20th century. Delahaye, Delage, Talbot Lago and Panhard were some of the great marques that called this area home. However, performance and the French government's extreme postwar taxation of higher horsepower vehicles did not mix. As a result, French performance vehicles were literally killed off by the mid 1950s. S Jean Daninos was an industrialist who employed 2,000 workers in his four FACEL factories and manufactured everything from kitchen sinks and office furniture to scooters and combustion chambers for deHavilland and Rolls-Royce jet engines. When Panhard cancelled manufacturing plans for their new model at Daninos's Colombes plant, Jean saw his opportunity to build a great luxury performance vehicle that would once again bring worldwide prominence to a Paris-built car. Of course, due to French taxation he would have to manufacture his Facel cars mostly for export. A foreign powerplant would best ensure the success of such an export venture, which led to Daninos selecting the technically superior Chrysler V8 engine. The new 383 Chrysler wedge engine sported dual four-barrel carburetors, pumped out 360 horsepower and propelled the 4,000-pound plus HIK500 from 0 to 60 in a little over 8 seconds and to a top speed exceeding 140 mph. Lance Macklin of HWM racing fame designed the chassis, while M. Brasseur and Daninos himself penned the sexy and cosmopolitan body styling. The Facet exuded opulence from bumper to bumper, and its fit and finish was second to none. Rust-resistant stainless steel was used for brightwork, while a lavish passenger cabin was trimmed in the finest woods and leathers. An amazing array of sparkling gauges and switches harkened the driver back to the days of the airplane-inspired Duesenberg instrument panel. The HK500 cost $9,795, an exorbitant sum for the time. Hence, Daninos targeted the rich and famous clientele of California. Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Years produced  The car pictured here is described as being a highly suitable and usable driver that benefited from a comprehensive restoration in the late 1980s. It is in presentable condition, showing some wear to the paint in the higher stress areas. The brightwork is in good condition while the engine and its compartment show signs of use. We are informed that this Facel was also shown at Pebble Beach in the early 1990s. This car sold for $44,000 at the RiW Amelia Island, Florida, auction on March 10, 2001, including a 10% buyer 's premium. As the catalog text mentions, Jean Daninos's dream of reviving the Grand Routiers tradition of French automaking met with some success, if not in his native country then certainly in the US, where most HK500s were exported. Facel, incidentally, is a contraction of the company name: Forges Engine #  Club  Web site  Alternatives  July, 2001  et Ateliers de Construction de Eure et de Loire, which would have required a name badge only slightly longer than the car itself had it been spelled out in full. The Amelia Island Auction Report in the May 2001 SCM described this car as an "older restoration with some slight deterioration mechanically and cosmetically, but generally still very presentable." We also noted that it wore an AACA National First Prize badge from that club's judging competition and that the recorded mileage was a whisker under 30,000. When it comes to the use of sumptuous materials, the interiors of these cars take second place to absolutely no other marque. This car presented well on the inside. It had good panel fit and although it had lost its prize-winning edge, it was still worthy of the #2+ condition rating we gave it. From a personal standpoint, the car is just right for someone like me who prefers "drivers" to show cars. Whoever bought this example made a very fair purchase. 1959-61 458 $9,795 N/A At center of firewall in engine compartment N/A Amicale Facel Vega, 9, rue du pont 58400, La Cherite sur Loire, France ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/marc_douezy/Inscri.htm Bentley R-type Continental, Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 $400 $35 Six or seven years ago, chances are that an HK500 in similar condition would have required a higher bid. At that time, there was a very brisk one-way trade in Facels going back to France, where collector demand for the marque was unprecedented. Once the fever abated, cars like this one slipped about $20,000 from their market peak, leaving some US Facel speculators hung out to dry financially. At their current market levels of $40,000 to $50,000, HK500s represent the best of both worlds: a tough, powerful, cheap-to-fix American drivetrain coupled with limited-production and handcrafted coachwork, giving the owner automotive exclusivity for the price of a well-equipped new car The downside comes with cosmetic restoration. Body and interior bits are impossible to find and astronomical to repair or restore. Those of you seeking an HK500 are advised to look for the very best ones available consistent with your budget and checkbook. It will prove to be cheaper in the long—and short—run.—Dave Brownell (Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company)• 27


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Etceterini & Friends Market Place ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular text classified only $15 per month. Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! ABARTH *71 A112 AUTOBIANCHI, rebuilt 1062cc engine, new 5-spd trans, power front wheel disc brakes, rare Mamba alloy wheels, new Bridgestone tires, cust clearcoat, Cobra green with blk int, show/ prize winner, one of only 2 Al 12s known in the US, 371un $18,500. Kane, 323-9829160 days. CA BIZZARRINI *66 BIZZARRINI, 5300 Strada, blk/blk, alloy body, Webers, restored $115,000. 916-773-8109 PDT. CA BUGATTI *26 TYPE 38 TOURER, $125,000. Cave Creek Classics, 623-465-7246. FAX 623465-7113 AZ *39 TYPE 57C, Galibier saloon $195,000. Cave Creek Classic, 623-465-7246. FAX 623-465-7113 AZ CISITALIA *48 CISITALIA 202SC COUPE, red w/ tan leather, tubular chassis, alloy body, 1100cc dry sump motor, fully restored by pro, eligible for Mille or any similar event $95,000. Alex Finigan, 978-768-6092. MA CITROEN light grey, 603cc, 20K mi, CA registry, meticulously restored, excellent condition $12,500 OBO. 858-695-1444. CA *55 2CV 4-DR CONVERTIBLE, dark/ *73 SM, 47K orig mi, spotless rust-free FL car, fawn beige, brown leather, auto, a/c, garaged, non-smoker, good mechanics, hydraulics, 2nd owner (20 yrs) $14,900. John, 716-655-1381. NY DELAGE *39 D6, Figoni & Falaschi drophead, 1-off, 2 owners from new, exquisitely presented, the only 3.0 litre D-6 ever produced, the only Figoni D-6 ever produced, show winner, a piece of history $375,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206467-6532 WA DELAHAYE *47 135M, one-off Saoutchik disappearing top convertible with all the elegance and the panache you expect, highly original matching #'s example w/3-carb and Cotal gearbox, V windshield and push button doors $185,000. Fantasy Junction, 510653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA *54 235 CHAPRON, blk w/red int, odometer shows 80,000 km, won Pebble Beach Concours in '82, looks and runs great $125,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA DETOMASO *65 VALLELUNGA, alloy body, needs some restoration $45,000. bandini.xi bus.com. *74 PANTERA, white/blk, original and only 98 documented and original miles on this perfect car, climate controlled storage since new, the very finest $59,000 private. Bob Gittleman, 305-253-3456. 561-2182733.FL FACEL VEGA *52 FACEL, Custom bodied Monte Carlo sunroof coupe, believed to be Paris show car, many custom and unique features, in storage over 35 yrs, comes with proper parts, call for more info $57,500. Dlr, 714-9535303. CA *61 FACEL VEGA, Excellence, docu28  mented interesting history, needs complete restoration but is a complete car $16,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA *61 FACEL VEGA, HK500, beautiful recent restoration, onyx black lacquer w/new red leather, very pretty $36,500. Hyman Ltd, 314-524-6000. FAX 314-524-0340 MO FIAT *31 521C TORPEDO TOURER, 1 of 6 built, rhd, dual sidemounts, trunk, side curtains, good solid driver, older restoration, includes extra eng and orig manuals, asking $40,000 obo/make offer. 510-8844305. FAX 510-351-8456 CA *59 JOLLY, restored, new wicker seats, new paint, new chrome, 2,700 mi $18,900 US$. 416-837-9376. CANADA ON *60 JOLLY 600, this rare original Jolly needs a full restoration, but does run $5,950. Hyman Ltd, 314-524-6000. MO *66 ABARTH OT1000, orange/blk, rebuilt eng, Abarth muffler & rear springs, rebuilt front end, older repaint in orig color, minor body imperfections, but virtually rust-free, new tires & brakes, looks good & drives better, 75K mi $8,800 OBO. Kane, 323-982-9160 days. CA *67 DINO COUPE, in storage since 1990 $4,250 OBO. Jim, 630-325-5034. IL *69 500 Autobianchi Berlina, in good condition, 2-cyl, a/c, runs and drives, new int, very good paint, blue ext, complete car $5,500. 905-856-7237. CANADA ON *70 500L, white, 2-cyl, 5K mi on resto, fully and completely restored down to new wiring loom and steering box, 50 mpg, completed 4 yrs ago $7,200. 310-322-2688. CA *79 SPYDER, red ext w/new blk int, luggage rack, auto, rebuilt, restored to showroom condition, 80K mi $5,750. 949-2906910. CA GHIA 315 V8, automatic, white, black top, blk/ white int. I of 99 built, very rare, older restoration, still show quality $69,500. Cat Exchange, 847-680-1950. IL - GOGGOMOBIL *60 2-dr sedan, just out of 35 yr storage 98% complete $2,000. Paul Jacobs, 716652-0013. NY sine, rare micro car, in good condition, has 18K mi from new, repainted once, 2-cyl air cooled engine, has nice interior $3,950. 802-253-6861. VT HISPANO *25116B TOURING, CCCA 1st, very nice older restoration $250,000. Cave Creek Classics, 623-465-7246. FAX 623-4657113 AZ INNOCENT! *61 950 SPYDER, red/blk, 4-spd, restored $19,900. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL INTERMECCANICA *70 MURENA, burgundy/blk, 429, auto, extremely rare car, one of only 14 ever made, in excellent condition $30,000. Forza, 860350-1148. CT *73 INDRA, blue w/tan, Chevy 350 V8, auto, very nice $30,000. Forza, 860-3501148. CT *74 INDRA, the only one of 25 built with a Shelby 428" Cobra Jet V8, h/d 4-spd, fact *62 GLAS GOGGOMOBIL, 2 dr limou- *57 DUAL GHIA CONY, Dodge D 500 a/c, ps, pb, pw, white w/blue, like new, very fast and only 13K+ mi $44,500 trades. Motorcar Gallery, 954-522-9900. FL ISO *67 ISO GRIFO, red/blk, 4-spd, Campys, excellent int, redone correctly, rust free, recent paint $44,900. 630-655-3535. IL *73 ISO LELE, Bordeaux metallic with cream leather, 351 Ford Cleveland, automatic, a/c, 44K mi, hi-perf luxury 2+2, excellent condition $18,900. Motorcar Gallery, 954-522-9900. FL ITALIA *72 TARGA CONVERTIBLE, rare, 351 Cleveland, all options, excellent condition, red/tan leather $32,000. 93 1-8398272. TN LAMBORGHINI *69 ISLERO, brown/tan, 59K mi, tired cond $22,000. 310-274-7440. FAX 310274-9809 CA *73 ESPADA SERIES III, 17K mi, 3rd owner, brown wilt green int, complete history, tools, well sorted, orig paint/int, 5spd, a/c $29,000. Chris, 203-324-3219. CT *73 Series III, 28K mi, burgundy, outstanding example, multiple trophy winner, needs nothing $29,500. 413-467-9353. MA *73 JARAMA GT, exceptional original car with 21K mi, red/blk leather, 5-spd, a/ c, rare twin sunroofs, knock-off alloys, museum display past 10 yrs $29,500. 540886-6999. VA *75 ESPADA Sill, blue/blk, 28K mi, auto, decent condition, new paint and tires $14,000. 310-274-7440. FAX 3 10-2749809 CA *76 URRACO P200, 66 were produced $25,000. 512-922-1644. TX *78 SILHOUETTE, bright red, blk int, only 52 made, 26K miles, from a private collection $45,000 OBO. Dlr, 407-3393443. FAX 407-834-4002 FL LANCIA *53 B53, 1-off Berlinetta by Balboa, rhd, Nardi twin carb setup, mechanically redone from stem to stern, needs paint, vintage events $39,000 OBO. 323-656-7483. FAX 323-654-8788 CA design w/all alloy V6 & transaxle driveline, restored by Cappa in drk blue w/gray wool int to GT spec, meld alloy doors and hood, sliding windows, twin Webers and buckets, call for more details $56,500. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 5 10-6539754 CA *56 AURELIA B-20 COUPE, an elegant *61 FLAMINIA CONVERTIBLE, silver/red leather, new front subframe, 2500cc alum V6, Touring Superleggera coachwork, stored 1968-1998, good Pirellis, needs top, seats, paint $9,500. 703-583-5015. VA *65 FLANHN IA SS ZAGATO, silver blue metallic w/red int, nearing completion of high quality restoration $75,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206467-6532 WA spd, large motor w/only 30K km, excellent body cond, silver w/blk int, never imported to the US $17,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-507-1420. FAX 206-467-6532 WA *65 FULVIA ZAGATO, rare 1600cc, 5 *66 FLAMINIA SUPER SPORT, restored, perfect chassis, body & paint, most mechanical components rebuilt or new, orig leather seats & door panels documented restoration $50,000. 803-507-1420. SC - MASERATI *58 3500 GT, red w/blk leather, very orig car, runs and drives well $17,500. Gullwing Motor Car, 718-545-0500. FAX 718-545-1308 NY *62 3500 GTI SPYDER, maroon, tan leather, restored in '94, disc brakes, Weber carb conversion, 5-spd $55,000. 407-8721313. FL *63 VIGNALE SPYDER, metallic blue, cannel leather, 5-spd, wire wheels, immaculate $75,000. 713-794-3368 days. 713526-8990 eves. TX *67 MEXICO, immaculate condition, fully restored, silver w/burgundy Connolly leather, stick, 5-spd, Borrani wheels, 51K mi $21,900 OBO. 323-462-0603 eves. CA *68 MISTRAL 4000 COUPE, ice blue w/ blk leather, all alloy coachwork by Frua, 4liter twin spark 6-cyl Maserati engine, 57K+ mi, factory air, a great car $33,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954-522-9900. FL *68 GHIBLI 4.7 COUPE, celebrity owned, restored to factory new condition, finished in yellow, blk leather, rare auto trans, a/c, pw, stunning cond, mechanically fully sorted $45,500. Matthew deGarmo Ltd, 203-852-1670. CT *71 GHIBLI SS COUPE, brown metallic, white leather, pa, a/c, high end stereo, immaculate $42,500 trades considered. 713794-3368 day. 713-526-8990 eves. TX *75 KHAMSIN, blk/tan, 5-spd, 46K mi, good condition $20,000 OBO. 310-2747440. FAX 310-274-9809 CA MORETTI *59 TOUR DU MONDE COUPE, 750cc, nice restoration, documents, very rare $15,000 offer. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA PEUGEOT *67 404 CONVERTIBLE, immaculate condition, two tops, floor shift, fuel injected rebuilt engine $16,500 OBO. Jim, 708-288-2588. 708-387-9934.IL SIATA *52 GRAN SPORT ROADSTER, twin Webers, completely restored, original motor $58,900. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL *54 DAINA GS ALLOY COUPE, by Sti Farina, bare metal, complete, correct and straight, all vintage events eligible $17,500. 323-656-7483. FAX 323-6548788 CA SIMCA *56 WEEKEND ROADSTER, very rare, Bridgette Bardot drove one, restoration started $8,000. 650-854-1755. CA TALBOT-LAGO 23, Special 2-seat roadster with Figoni attributes, all disappearing top, drk blue w/gray leather, 4 liter, Wilson preselector, wires, wood trim, excellent condition in all respects $195,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 5 I 0-6539754 CA *38 T- 15 COUPE, by Barou, strikingly original 1-off example w/only 13K+ orig mi, last chassis completed, displayed at '51 Paris Auto show, twin cam 2.5, twin carb and Wilson Pre-selector, wonderful car, needs nothing $35,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA• *51 TSports Car Market


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 *33 ASTON MARTIN LEMANS, excellent history, excellent mechanics, new engine, fuel cell, fire ext system, roll bar, set for prewar racing $125,000. 718-443-2636 days. NY *34 MG MAGNETTE NA, roadster, chassis #0303, engine #926A, an extremely nice driver, 6-cyl TR engine and gearbox, no cutting on the chassis, engine mounts or firewall, 2 correct NA engines and gearboxes, 1 is fully complete, original British plates and logbook, $28,000 takes all. 323656-7483. FAX 323-654-8788 CA *48 CISITALIA 202SC, coupe, red w/tan leather, tubular chassis, alloy body, 1100cc dry sump motor, fully restored, Mille eligible or any similar event $95,000. Alex Finigan, 978-768-6092. MA *53 JAGUAR, file, SVRA logbooks, 3.4 engine, 3 HD8 carbs, disc brakes, call for more info, car, parts, 24' enclosed trailer $30,000. 859-781-2409. KY HEALEY ROADSTER, yellow/blk, 3-spd o/d, proper wire wheel caps, LeMans specs, 6-cyl motor, superb rust-free TX car, older show quality restoration $47,500. Motor Classic, 914-997-9133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY *53 NASH- *54 SIATA DAINA GS, alloy coupe by Sti Farina, complete, straight, stripped to bare alloy, all vintage eligible, needs restoration $17,500. 323-656-7483. FAX 323-654-8788 CA *57 CORVETTE, last raced in 1969, been stored since, street legal, 427 motor, 4-spd trans $28,500. 509-674-0247. WA sis #993, w/optional large Alfin brakes, good running engine, needs some TLC 512,500. 323-656-7483. CA sion bar front suspension, E-type rear, T-5 trans, 3.8 eng w/tri-Webers, only eligible HSR D-type replica out there $35,000. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT *59 JAGUAR PREDATOR, D*58 DEUTSCH-BONNET, HBR5, chastype tor/11,/cer eXce *60 ASTON MARTIN, DB4 race car, fresh Vantage engine, all the correct racing bits, ready for vintage or AMOC events $75,000. 203-377-6745. CT *61 ALFA, Giulietta Spyder, 1300cc engine, excellent race ready cond, very competitive Group 1 race car, fully sorted $13,000. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT *59 LOTUS 18 FORMULA JR, black w/ gold striping, FL papers, log book, Judge's Choice award at Mitty in '99, extensive history, concours cond $34,800. 630-2327473 9am-5pmCDT. IL *59 ALFA ROMEO, Giulietta Sprint Veloce, fresh Orion 1300cc engine with close ratio 4-spd, 5:12 fixed rear end, dual drum brakes w/8Z Mag rims, fastest Sprint on East Coast $35,000. Hugh, 301-3200181. MD *59 GEMINI, FVR, all alum, red nose, 4 hrs transmission and motor by Comptune, best of front engines $27,500. 718-4432636. NY *59 MGA ROADSTER, new 1600 SVRA, VSCCA logbooks, full race prep, roll bar, fuel cell, Accusump, rev limiter, Halon, extra wheels, parts, includes tilt trailer $17,500. Kris, 518-765-4328. NY *59 MGA COUPE, street car, very good $8,500. Kris, 518-765-4328. NY www.maseratinet.corn MASERATII -•■ Nalt il  MIL  SINCE 1076 °Llie INTERN All° Factory recognized. At' Join the world's largest Maserati support group, with more than 3,500 members from 39 countries. Tech staff available to help owners and enthusiasts; parts discounts; the famous 80+ page glossy Club magazine Viale Ciro Menotti; Club decal; roster; access to a multitude of Maserati road tests, technical bulletins, manuals, etc. To join, fax your name, address, and credit card number; you'll receive a packet of Maserati information by Air Mail. $70 USA members, $80 Canada, $100 all other countries. Join now! MASERATI PARTS TOLL FREE 1-800-MASERATI (627-3728) New & Used for All Models. Providing owners with knowledgeable, courteous, prompt professional express service since 1976. Next-day service our speciality. Competitive Prices. $10 million inventory. Service shop discounts. VISA / MC / AE Technical Assistance Line: USA + 425-455-4707 Fax: USA + (425) 646-5458 P.O. Box 1015, Mercer Island, WA 98040 USA E-mail: mie@maseratinet.com Francis G. Mandarano President July, 2001  17.1 IFION Serving the Maserati community since 1976 • k *62 ABARTH, Simca Roundtail, 1300, finished 14th at LeMans '62, restoration 80-85% complete, done to Pebble Beach standards $90,000. 618-222-1122. II. *62 PORSCHE 356 COUPE, fresh all steel 912 engine, close ratio trans, very fast and competitive $29,900. Paul Lane, 203-3776745. CT *63 LOTUS 23B, chassis and body by Curtis Ltd, new recreation, excellent dry sump Lotus twin cam, Hewland gearbox, vintage log books, race ready $27,900. 561-595-3000. FL *63 LOTUS SUPER 7, 1500, fully restored, many spares, road or track $22,000. 303-696-1505. CO *63 PORSCHE 356 COUPE, fuel cell, roll cage, safety belts, MSD ign, etc. $16,500. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT *64 ALFA TZ1, excellent cond, s/n 750083 $192,500 firm. 618-222-1122. IL *64 CORVETTE COUPE, rebodied as Grand Sport #003 (race #2), 427 L88 big block, 630 hp, 5-spd, bonsai blue, white stripes, Corvette title, not a kit, 39 miles on odometer $135,000 OBO, may trade. 619390-9080. CA *66 JAGUAR, E-type roadster, Alby silver, blk leather, upgraded with 427 Chev/ GM 400, shop owner's personal car, former show car, superb body $20,000. 831-3388205. 415-515-7479.CA *66 MUSTANG GT350, chassis #65 - 2142, solid, original former race car, is apart $19,000. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT *70 CITROEN 2CV, race car from England, completed 24 hours in Ireland, one of a kind, top of 130K lowered, with decals $7,500. Bob, 262-375-1234. WI *72 ABARTH, Osella, won Championship for Abarth, driven by Arturo Mezzario, needs some engine restoration, this is an excellent car to finish $130,000. 618-222-1122. IL *74 PORSCHE, 911 RSR IROC competition coupe, ex-Roger Penske, Richard Petty, George Follmer and Monte Shelton, 3.5 litre engine, all components new or rebuilt $175,000. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT *76 FERRARI 308 GTB, Paul Newman's Budweiser Racing Team Ferrari, cover and test car Dec 1976 R&T, fully restored in Bud red, white & blue, documented history, call for details $85,000 possible trades. Fantasy Junction, 510653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA• Don't 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! c.a.r. logistics Phone: +41 31 888 14 24 Fax:  +41 31 888 14 25 e-rnaicariog@packrnpexch 29


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 Two copies of books, videos, CDs, etc. must be furnished for review. Please send both copies to SCM, PO. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. 75 Years of Pontiac: The Official History Author: John Gunnell Publisher: Krause Publications Web site: www.krause.com Size: 111/2" x 9" hardbound. 224 pages. Price: $29.95 Rating: Pontiac fans 11. 1 Casual enthusiasts a John Gunnell, currently the editor of Old Cars Weekly, is eminently qualified to write the history of 75 YE 0 I OFFICUL HISTORY' Pontiac. He has authored more than two dozen books, several  Book Reviews Porsche: Ratings: th..‘kr is Best. Buying, Driving and The Road Cars Author: Laurence Meredith Publisher: Motorbooks International Phone: 800/826-6600 Size: 11" x 9" hardbound. 150 pages. Price: $34.95 Rating: Porsche ultra-fanatics aaa Casual enthusiasts of which have covered various aspects of the history of the company. This effort, commissioned by the Pontiac Motor Division, traces Pontiac's beginnings as a high-quality six-cylinder offering that could compete on price with fourcylinder cars. It continues through the intervening years and concludes with descriptions and photographs of their current concept cars. Gunnell explains that Pontiac was introduced in 1926 as part of the GM stable to be a companion car for Oakland. In less than 15 months the 100,000th Pontiac rolled off the production line and only six years later the Oakland Motor Company disappeared and the Pontiac Motor Company remained in its place. The tenure of Pontiac General Manager "Bunkie" Knudsen is discussed at length. Knudsen is given proper credit for his contributions to Pontiac, which include the rocket-inspired side trim on the late '50s offerings and the Wide-Track Pontiacs introduced in 1959. Conversely, John DeLorean, who was General Manager from 1966 to 1968, is virtually ignored, even though DeLorean was largely responsible for the Pontiac "muscle car" era by figuring how to sidestep GM restrictions regarding vehicle weight and engine size. Despite this, DeLorean is mentioned only in passing, and it can only be speculated that his omission is purposeful, since Pontiac sponsored the book and his post-Pontiac activities don't reflect positively on the company. All in all, while this book contains a great deal of interesting information, it will be a disappointment for a critical reader. Pontiac's rich heritage is presented with obvious typos and omissions that are not characteristic of an author of Gunnell's standing. Most unfortunately, Pontiac's heavy corporate hand is obvious. How else can the positive statements toward the Aztek be explained?—Carl Bomstead 30  If you're expecting an encyclopedic, thorough review of the various Porsche production models through the years, as you might expect from a book entitled Porsche: The Road Cars, you will be mightily disappointed by this book. If, however, you are a Porschephile whose idea of a good time is to spend hours poring over photos of obscure, non-production cars, this book will be a gold mine. The cover is graced with one of the few Porsches never meant for production, a oneoff show car called the Panamericana. Once inside the book, you will find coverage of many racing as well as road cars. Most unusual are a host of fascinating prototypes covered in good photographic detail. James E. Schrager The book is laid out with a bit of text introducing each of the three sections covering the 356 streetcars, the four-cylinder race cars (with the 906 added because it is the author's favorite), and the 911 models from 1963 to 2000. There are a few 914s, 928s and other Porsche models thrown in randomly as well. The heart of the book is a collection of photos with extensive captions, which works quite well in spite of the occasional factual error. Many of the cars shown are both unusual and interesting, such as the four-seater 901 prototype so old it sits on a drum-brake chassis, dating back to circa 1962 (page 39); Porsche number one with mismatched front and rear wheels and seven people stuffed into the twoseater (page 11); the exceedingly odd Type 534, something of a cross between an early Saab, a VW beetle and a 356 (page 30); a Frua-bodied 914/6 looking for all the world like a Maserati Merak (page 22); and two horrible-looking post1969 four-seat 911 prototypes that thankfully never saw the light of day (page 97). As an oddball book to add to an extensive collection, this is a good choice, but as a general reference source, there are better books out there.—Jim Schrager Reviewing a book written by a good friend can be a frightening prospect. Fortunately for all involved, Jim Schrager's (SCM's resident Porsche guru) Buying, Driving and Enjoying the Porsche 356 is as useful and entertaining a compendium of information that has crossed my desk in quite some time. Enjoying the Porsche 356 Author: James E. Schrager Publisher: RPM Auto Books Phone: 888/237-4359 Size: 10" x 7" paperback 144 pages. Price: $24.95 Rating: First-time 356 buyers aaaaa Experienced 356 owners thl*Ir Enjoying • PORSCHE 356  Chock full of real-world information, Schrager walks readers through the process of examining cars, and of buying them long distance. Every example he gives is based on a transaction he has personally been involved with. This gives his book much more of a "reallife" feel than Buyer's Guides compiled from a variety of previously published works. Schrager makes a key point I have never seen anywhere else. Specifically, so many bits and pieces of 356s are worn—or worn out— by now that it is nearly impossible to understand how they drove when they were new or near new. He stresses the value of a "sweetdriving, sweet-shifting" car above all else, and that an engine/gearbox rebuild may only address the accelerating qualities of a car, not its handling or overall feel. I expect that most copies of this book will become quickly well-worn in a short period of time, because it offers a great deal of nononsense, practical advice about how to make buying and owning a 356 an enjoyable experience.—Keith Martin• Sports Car Market


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  Vintage Rally )111  CALENDAR  JULY 5-8. Contact Jos Wantz, 41 rue de la Paix„ Petange, L-4770, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, Fax: 1352 65 01 57. AUGUST 28th Annual Monterey Historic Automobile Races,17-19. Laguna-Seca Raceway, Monterey, California. Contact: 800/327SECA (CA); www.laguna-seca.com Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, 19. Contact: P.O. Box 1288, Carmel Valley, CA 93924; 831/659-1822; info@pebble beachconcours.net SEPTEMBER The Mile Autunno, 13-16. Cars 25 years or older. Shorter than the California Mille. Martin Swig, 415/561-8401. (CA) The 5th Classic Malts Scottish Reliability Trial, 16-22. Six classes of cars will rally through some of Britain's finest roads. Contact Historic Endurance Rallying Organization, phone 011 44 1886 833505, fax 011 44 1886 833144. (UK) World Cup Rally 2001, 29-October 26. London to the Himalayas, 1.4- and 1.7-liter cars, no turbos. Contact: Philip Young, classicsally@btinternet.com ; www.car net.co.ulc Forza Mille V12, 29-October 5. Open to any Ferrari or any V12 of any year. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069; www.vintagerallies.com (CT) The Cannonball Baker Classic, 29October 6. 8-day two-lane road adventure from Sarasota Springs, NY to San Francisco, CA. '79 or earlier. Martin Swig, 415/ 561-8401. (CA) 4th Triple M Only Rally Luxembourg, OCTOBER Inca Trail 2001 Classic Reliability Trial and 4x4 Adventure Drive, 6-November 29. Leaving from Rio de Janeiro, 100 classic cars and 4x4s will trek 15,000 miles across South America. Contact Historic Endurance Rallying Organization, phone 011 44 1886 833505, fax 011 44 1886 833144. (UK) Northland Hospice 5th Annual Historic-Vintage Car Rally, 12-14. Starting in Flagstaff, Arizona, this rally is open to pre-1975 historic vehicles and offers both stock and modified classes. Proceeds benefit Northland Hospice. Phone 520/ 779-1227, fax 520/779-5884. (AZ) The Melbourne Mile, 16-21. Australia. Escape the fall weather by driving Down Under. Martin Swig, 415/561-8401. (CA) Mil Millas, 28-November 4. Argentina. Possible new route, farther north. Definitely a must do. Martin Swig, 415/ 561-8401. (CA) NOVEMBER Texas 1000, 4-9. Pre-1975 sports, racing or GT cars, or any Ford-powered (interpreted to be Aston Martin, Jaguar, Panoz, Talbot, Saleen, SVT, and Cobra CSX 4000, among others) sports car of any year. Contact Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/6456069; www.vintagerallies.com (CT) FEBRUARY 2002 The Winter Trial, 10-14. Look at beautiful European scenery from the driver's seat of your favorite collectible car. Contact Classic Cars Events at Bart.Rietbergen @tip.nl, fax 011 31 578 577426. (HOLLAND) • d  • Automobiles  • Classic Cars  You can't take the Chequered Flag if your car doesn't make the event! COSDEL INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION The only experienced shipper of high-value sports and racing cars to road, track and concours events world-wide. We take care of everything! You just FLY & DRIVE! Martin E. Button Inc. Phone: 415-777-2000 > Fax: 415-543-5112 Email: info@cosdel.com is V if OtI I4 Quality Service Since 1960 Powered By .d nL N.A.D.A. I  I Appraisal Guides America's Leading Source MO PRIM • Limousines • Motorcycles/ATV's  • Recreation Vehicles  • Boats  • Personal Watercraft • Airplanes 213_5, Floats or Flies...WE VALUF IT! wymilllomAluidesocao AMERICA'S LEADING SOURCE FOR USED VEHICLE VALUES FOR OVER 68 YEARS N.A.D.A. Appraisal Guides • P.O. Box 7800 • Costa Mesa • CA • 92628 • (800) 966-6232 • FAX (714) 556-8715 July, 2001  31


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The Twenty Year PICTURE Small-Block Screamers '69-'70 Ford Mustang Boss 302, '69 Chevy Camaro Z-28 Hardtop, '70 Plymouth 'Cuda AAR n -IN-. . Jill I '69-'70 Mustang Boss 302 '69 Camaro Z-28 Hardtop '70 Plymouth 'Cuda AAR 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986  1987 1988 1989  1990  1991 1992  1993  1969-70 Mustang Boss 302  (Prices for cars in excellent condition.   L ANSWERS Photo ( mystery Jim would try anything to get his bus into a four-wheel drift!— Chris R. Henry, Michigan City, IN Snodgrass, in his feverish quest for a costeffective method to check aerodynamic efficiency, failed once more and returned to his job as a design consultant for the PT Cruiser.—John King, Libertyville, IL Despite  May 2001 Achtung, Franz! The new Porsche SUV is really retro!—Victor Troha, Hudsonville, MI Having read SCM's escalating auction results on VW vans, Bob protected his front end with a bra and spare. But what about the valuable and vulnerable flanks? Bob's vintage Italian racer had been "n/c" in the Price Guide for years. Slicing the racer in half longitudinally and bolting it to the van's sides assured future profits on his VW collectible.—Norman Vogel, San Francisco, CA Dream Racer.—Jeany Cohoe, Lake, MI Jaunty cross-dressing Microbus comes out of the garage.—Walt Mainberger, Sarasota, FL 32 seven?—Henry Kim, Toronto, ON The two cars were neck-and-neck all the way around the track until they came together in turn three for their first and final encounter. —Jeff Benson, Albuqueruqe, NM Who says you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear? Looks like it's going 150 standing still.—Max Hadley, Boise, ID Do you think the SCCA sticker is a little over the top, what with the bra and all?—Dr. Jeff Callahan, Palm Springs, CA This guy Martin at Sports Car Market says, "A new paint job will add a couple of grand at auction."—Ed Pasini, Henderson, NV You see, John. I told you I thought you cut frantic warnings from his spotter, Karl allowed the Vanagon to drift right up to the wall coming out of turn four, making a lasting impression on the 356 that had the outside line.—Jeff Hepner, Washington, PA If you paint it, they will come.—Bob Lynn, Kewaskum, WI Further along in the Porsche SUV evolution, the Vanagon/911 concept really wasn't much better than the preceding "356 Chuckwagon" attempt. Next, perhaps a 914 hooks up with a "Thing"?—Michael Glauberman, Huntingdon Valley, PA Make a decision today! You can't have it both ways.—Jim Cohoe, Lake, MI Sure it's not correct, but does your 356 seat that guy off—George Marshall, via e-mail After stealing the race car and hiding it in his van, Bob failed to remember that he had special ordered light weight (and transparent) side panels for better gas mileage.—Paul Black, Miami, FL And the winner of a sure-to-be-collectable 1:18 scale model courtesy of USAppraisals is Mr. Krantz, for realizing that, just as androids dream of electric sheep (thank you, Philip K. Dick/Blade Runner), microbuses have fantasies as well.—ED. Clarence the VW microbus was having one of his Walter Mitty dreams of greatness and glory, revealing a fleeting glimpse to those who could see, his alter ego Todd the Porsche, slick and cool, the guy who gets all the chicks.—Robert M. Krantz, Sausalito, CA Sports Car Marke j  .. 1111111111111 so o IiI 1994  1995  1996  1997  $ $ 1998  1999 2000 2001 _ 1 i$2 $250 11II,001 5 00 $5,000 $ 1 3 0 li 0 o 0 $40,000 $35,000 co F 1111 1969 Chevy Camaro Z-28 0 1970 Plymouth 'Cuda AAR 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*


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ftiLICTIS ewels and junk. That's what you'll find in any group of auction reports, cars ranging from a 1914 Silver Ghost crying out for a high-quality restoration to 1965 Mustangs begging to be led to a high-quality crusher. Each of the four auctions our analysts report on this month has a dif- "The Auction," in Las Vegas, has taken on near cult status. Due in part to its location in other-worldly Las Vegas and equally to the attention that Richie Clyne, Don and Rob Williams pay to the organizational side of it, consignors always seem to be fmding new stuff, and bidders always seem to be there to raise their hands. ferent measure of success. In addition to collector cars, "The Auction" traditionally has a few oddball late-model Mercedes-Benzes. This time, it was the exImelda Marcos '88 500 SEL, with bullet-proof glass and other Bond-esque accoutrements. Bonhams & Brooks' Hendon sale was a relatively quiet affair, with a lot of olde English junke crossing the block, to the delight of the gathered aficionados, to whom a life devoted to restoring a worthless 1933 Daimler 25/85 Horsepower Sedan is a life well spent. Kruse Auburn/Spring was a taste in miniature of the big event, Auburn/Fall, but has its own clubby feel. Dealers seemed to outnumber retail buyers, making it a good place to find a decent car at a wholesale level, providing you had done your homework and examined every shiny paint job to make sure there wasn't salt-induced corrosion lurking underneath. Christie's, with only two or three auctions a year in the US, carries the burden of each event being under a market microscope. It suffers further from having every auction compared, unfairly perhaps, to its mind-boggling Pebble Beach event where more than $26m in cars were sold in a six-hour period last year. Tarrytown, with nearly $3m in cars sold, was successful enough. Probably as satisfying for the Christie's gang was their success in hammering sold a gaggle of Bugattis that Bonhams & Brooks had first crack at last year, with desultory results. But overall, this auction failed to be a market-defining event, and instead will be remembered as just another professional afternoon, where a fair amount of merchandise changed hands at rather ordinary, or even below ordinary prices. Just as every swing doesn't produce a home run, every event can't be a Pebble grand slam. Judged on its own merit, Tarrytown was just fine. It wasn't Pebble, but what is?—KM SCM 1-6 Scale Condition Rating 1: National concours standard/perfect. 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws. 3: Average daily driver in decent condition. 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws. 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems. 6: A non-running car in wretched physical condition that is probably only good for parts. 34  SN REPORT)  BONHAMS &BROOKS Bonhams & Brooks RAF Museum Hendon, London, England February 26, 2001 Auctioneer: Malcolm Barber Number of automotive lots: 57 Number of automotive lots sold: 43 Sale rate: 75% Sale total: $722,409 High: Lot #372, 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Tourer sold at $129,358 including premium. Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 15% on the first $50,000, 10% thereafter. or their first fixture of the new UK sale season, Bonhams & Brooks employed the RAF Museum in the Northern suburb of Hendon. For those travelling to the auction venue with trailers, trucks and private cars rather than by public transport, this location is reckoned to be far more consumerfriendly than the restricted access and traffic congestion of Olympia in West London. Even though the catalog was rather thin on star lots, plenty of punters, particularly private ones, logged on and three-quarters of the stock on offer changed hands. IF Top performer was a 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, which had started its aristocratic life as a Barker-bodied cabriolet before being converted to a servants' bus in 1925 and changing back to the current one-off tourer in 1958. With unmolested 40/50-hp chassis and all running gear totally original, though unused for the past 13 years and requiring mechanical recommissioning, it raised $129,558, which was $10,000 more than many expected. Unsold in the auction, but convened into the second highest result of the day before the gavel had cooled was a well-used, though fully operational 1926 Bentley 3-Liter, for which $84,370 was accepted. Once a Freestone & Webb coachbuilt tourer, the open four-seater had been rebodied to current fabric body in Vanden Plas style by Tony Robinson in the 1960s. A 1959 Jaguar XI( 150 3.4 drophead had been a concours winner, but that was in 1987, since when it had mellowed considerably—even so, it made $50,908. A 1953 Aston Martin DB2, which had been the subject of an older restoration and was in receipt of a competition-spec motor from Feltham Aston specialists Four Ashes Garage, raised a very-near-top-guide price of $49,335. In terms of the quality of workmanship and Report by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics detailing of fittings for the money, my personal favorite was a 1927 20/60-hp Libra four-door from the Star Motor Company, a close neighbor in Wolverhampton of Sunbeam, which was one of Britain's top six motor manufacturers pre-WWI. Acquired by Guy Motors in 1927, Star was gone forever by 1935. Exported new to New Zealand, this six-light sedan had been extraordinarily well preserved inside and out until its return to the UK around ten years ago. Not the most exciting set of cars, maybe, but it was a very well attended event with plenty of movement, which has to be good for any market, especially a permanently nervous one like ours.—R.H-E. ENGLISH CARS #372-1914 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP SILVER GHOST Tourer. S/N 20 RB. Light blue and aluminum/dark blue. RHD. Odo: 55,856 miles. Body converted from estate to present tourer 1958. Paint generally poor with coachline rubbed away. Chipped wings. Period-correct headlamps and sidelights. In dire need of chassis-up resto with possible return to period-style cabrio or even more sporting body. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $129,558. Real Ghost with all essential bits present and generating around $10,000 more than aficionado forecasts. #385 - 1926 BENTLEY 3.04 seater Tourer. - Body by Robinson. S/N LM 1328. British Racing Green/red. RHD. Odo: 40,362 miles. Long-chassis car with 1997 installed overdrive transmission. Very chipped and cracked paint from much eventing. Bodged around cockpit edges. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $84,370. $20,000 over-estimate for spec/condition and unsold under hammer However, post-sale realism prevailed and real market price accepted. #399 - with Rumble. SN 14201. Blue/blue. RHD. Odo: 16,000 miles. Appeared as auto extra in Sports Car Market 1927 AC ROYAL 16HP Drophead


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• • • • • • • • • cowl. A II...... .. %Farm UCTION REPORT: BONHAM & BROOKS HENDON LONDON Am #402-1933 DAIMLER 25/85HP Sedan. Body by Connaught. S/N 32512. Blue/black. though some purists might pooh-pooh the stereo radio/cassette and flashers, admittedly working in conjunction with semaphores. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $38,646. Mid-estimate money, which is only just above low retail asking price for 20/25, here bought faultless example and with preferred Barker body too. #393-1953 ASTON MARTIN DB2 Coupe. S/N LML/50/214. Dark blue/light blue. RHD. Older restoration, which used to 1967 "Long Duel" movie with Yul Brynner and Trevor Howard. Brass radiator and nickelplate headlamps sound. Recently mechanically refurbished, but, with paint old and cracked, and trim only just about passable, whole car in need of cosmetic makeover. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $15,730. Too shabby, too expensive and unsold. #408-1927 STAR 20/60HP LIBRA 4-door Sedan. SN C 605. Two-tone gray/blue. RHD. Odo: 17,744 miles. Well preserved inside and RHD. Odo: 67,050 miles. "Barn found" with engine out, but included. Driver's door off. Scabby rusty body. Interior even more dire. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $822. Hugely entertaining during viewing, though only economic future for this too-far-gone project would be as vast spares bank. #390-1935 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25HP 4-door Sedan. Body by Barker. S/N GCJ 12. Black over ivory with black wings/beige cloth. RHD. In receipt of $57,000 restoration by Rolls-Royce specialists Ristes and Prestcote- win concours awards in AMOC events, though no longer. Paint and brightwork just a bit off here and there. Engine bay presentation still good. Four Ashes engine—full house and yet still entirely tractable for road—was its best feature. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $49,335. Maybe no longer concours, but in super condition for driving events, this great DB2 cost top-estimate money. out from being in New Zealand for most of its life. Very original inside and in engine bay. Some chips around bonnet. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $14,801. Lots of character and deserving of reserve paid. #370-1953 SUNBEAM ALPINE 2.3 Roadster. S/N A3013239HR0. Red/cream. RHD. Very poor cosmetically with scabby paint and pitted chrome. Required recommissioning mechanically, too, after long period of inactivity. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $4,290. Experience Counts For Thirty-One years, Passport has transported nothing but treasured automobiles. Whether an antique, classic, exotic or your everyday driver, we transport in fully enclosed safety. In fact, Passport invented enclosed auto transport and has continuously refined the state of the art. This year, Passport is again raising its Standard of the Industry Service to a new level as a member of the FedEx ® Custom Critical family with an expanded fleet to serve your needs faster. Now More Than Ever, The Standard of the Industry • Door to door service • Liftgate loading • Special event services 1970  Enclosed Auto Transport Since 1970 2001 PASSPORT ■■■•■• mown MI NMI • NI MI MIAMI 'Maas MY/ MN IMZ INF AIM WIZ ua_Aw A FedEx Custom Critical Company 800 325-4267 fax 314 878-7295 www.passporttransport.com July, 2001  35


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: BONHAM & BROOKS HENDON LONDON .....11.%11 UU #375 1959 MGA TWIN CAM Roadster. - - SN YD3/1277. Black/red. RHD. Odo: 6,130 miles. Converted from LHD during very picky Ambitiously, auctioneers and their client were looking for $8,580. Historic potential, though. #353 - 1955 MORGAN PLUS FOUR Drophead. S/N 3178. Red/black. RHD. Odo: 45,256 miles. At some time engine had been restoration by MGCC's MGA Register Chairman in early 1990s. MGB clutch. Concealed electronic ignition. All still mint. Well presented, including engine bay. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $19,305. Probably best example around on this side of the pond—but nowhere near $30,000 required was forthcoming. Probably worth $26,000. #409 - 1960 MGA TWIN CAM Coupe. - uprated from TR2 to TR4-spec. Poorly repainted last year. Crumbly windshield rubber. Poor top sealing along windshield. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $12,827. Rarer fixed-screen pillar drophead in need of full cosmetic makeover. As such, reasonably priced and bought. #395 - S/N YM1/2586. Black/red. RHD. Odo: 81,668 miles. Rust-free car located and 1958 JAGUAR XIC 150 Coupe. Blue/ red-brown. Dull paint. Light corrosion on bumpers and brightwork. Worn interior. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $14,801. They wanted more, they got less. In this condition, it was enough. #359 - enthusiast-rebuilt in South Africa with good history file. Good paint and leather. Overdrive. Poor plating on luggage rack. Disappointing engine bay presentation. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $15,129. Realistic price for condition, maybe even a small bargain if the engine has been properly upgraded Coupes are dill ficult to sell. #383 - 1964 HILLMAN SUPER MINX Convertible. SN B13493326. Red/red. RHD. Odo: 80,705 miles. Claim by vendor to 1959 JAGUAR XK 150 3.4 Drophead. S/N S827529DN. Green/green. RHD. Odo: 73,735 miles. Expensively refur- types based on Austin-Moths 1100/1300 platform with high/low ratio gearbox. Cosmetically rather average and priced accordingly by seller and buyer. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $5,920. Historic might-have-been and interesting talking point. A lot of good stories will be forthcoming at various car meets from the new owner, who bought lots of attention for not much money. #405 bished and concours winning during previous owner's tenancy—but that was 16 years ago. Paint has sunk a bit, chrome has gone off and leather cracked since. Still a nice old thing. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $50,908. Less than low estimate was forthcoming and accepted Buyer probably valued this charismatic Jag spot-on. 36  be "in good all round general condition" turned out to be far from reality. Poor everything. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $2,288. Although relatively rare two-door convertible, this was not much of a car, for which twice too much was being sought. #379-1968 RUSSELL ALEXIS Mk14 FORMULA FORD Single Seater. Body by Alexis. SN AT/FF24. Burgundy metallic with gray stripe/black. Well restored by historic racer Alan Bailey two years ago and only two hill climbs Sports Car Market 1969 MORRIS MINOR Pickup. S/N MAU 5257925. White/black. RHD. Odo: - and some re-trimming completed in 1991. Quality of repaint poor with crude masking around trunk hinges. Tired windshield rubber. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $4,276. Rough example and priced accordingly by seller and buyer. Sunbeams have never had a large following, and they have to be stunning to get above $7,500. #352 - Off - 1969 AUSTIN ANT 4WD Prototype roader. SN 122. Green/green. RHD. Odo: 33,511 miles. One of 20 4WD soft-top proto- since. Good cosmetic order. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $11,840. FF historic class eligible, on-thebutton and well worth price paid #403 - 1968 SUNBEAM ALPINE SERIES V Roadster. SN B-3950159880D. Red/black. Odo: 43,725 miles. Door and wings changed,


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: BONHAM & BROOKS HENDON LONDON #355-1923  32,075 miles. Overly-thick painted in 1993 when floorpan renovated. Tilt canvas in good order. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $3,782. In not very memorable condition, though with some movie/ TV role potential, this Minor utility did better than your reporter (and auctioneers) thought it would do. #376 1979 MGB Roadster. S/N GHN5UL 4963429. Green/tan. Odo: 51,514 miles. Came - PEUGEOT  6HP QUADRILETTE Tourer. S/N 216. Blue over black/brown. RHD. Staggered seating for two lic/tan. Odo: 51,000 miles. Only two owners allegedly and low, seemingly correct mileage. Full leather and A/C, but LHD, of which UK trade has unsold glut from Continental mainland. Good looker with very clean, unblemished paint and interior. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $10,582. Too expensive for LHD Porsche of this model and year #382 - 1977 PORSCHE 924 MARTINI EDITION Coupe. S/N 9247104764. White back home from Tennessee in 1993 when treated to major overhaul. Weber fitted by second owner/vendor, 8-track stereo. Luggage rack. After four years off-road in garage, generally worn but not marred. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $7,400. Top estimate/high retail money was paid for left-hooker in acceptable condition. Decent Bs continue to climb in value, as they are both useable at expressway speeds while also having a true vintage look and feel. #351 1987 FORD CAPRI 280 Coupe. S/N WFOCXXGAECGG111. Brooklands green/ - ITALIAN CARS #410 1964 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SPRINT - Coupe. Blue/blue. RI-ID. Odo: 14,250 miles. Webasto sunroof fabric torn. Very distressed rather than more usual tandem layout. Some theater work and minor Royal provenance. Paint and trim rather drab. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $8,551. Quirky little character, which was knocked down to 1952-78 owner for required reserve. Presumably motoring journalist Ronald "Steady" Barker just had to be reunited with his beloved "Rita" as he has always called this Pug. GERMAN CARS #411 1966 MERCEDES BENZ 300SE - - Coupe. S/N 1201-22-00. White/blue. RHD. Structurally revived in 1988 with repaint with Martini sidewinders/black. RHD. Many touched-in rust bubbles along roof gutters. Very dry and crumbly windshield rubber. Torn and worn driver's seat fabric. Cond: 3 - . SOLD AT $2,221. Worth no more, that for sure. If SCM ever publishes an "Unloved Cars of the Decade" album, the 924 might make a nice frontispiece. gray with burgundy piping. RHD. Odo: 81,000 miles. Body and interior well restored in 2000 with photos on file. Near new to look at—apart from scuffed alloys. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $4,935. Nice example of so called "Brooklands" (after color) Capri for mid-estimate/spot-on retail price. FRENCH CARS #380-1913 DELAGE 2.3 Al Skiff-Bodied Three-seater Roadster. S/N 231. French blue/pale blue. RHD. Odo: 2,530 miles. still okay-ish and original trim sound. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $11,440. Not good enough for anything like this bid, which was still not enough for vendor #398 - 1970 MERCEDES BENZ 280SE - Coupe. S/N 11102420002327. White/burgundy leather. RHD. Odo: 92,089 miles. PB, front fenders. Passenger side window cracked. Truly awful. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $1,316. Possibly worth buying for 1570-cc motor transmission and other parts—but not for car #374 - 1968 LANCIA FULVIA RALLY 1.3 Coupe. SN 818331/19337. Light blue metallic/red. RHD. Odo: 69,549 miles. One owner PS. Dull and unmarked paint. Perished rear window rubber. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $9,209. Offered "Without Reserve" and making more than expected, surprisingly from trade buyer #391 - 1974 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 2.7 Coupe. S/N 9115600081. Golden sand metal- Hispano-inspired non-period body. Paint good. Woodwork could do with revarnishing. Woodrim steering wheel DIY-repaired. Fine pair of Willocq & Bottin headlamps and radiator surround brass to polish. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $14,472. Leading pop classic dealer snapped up this bright and characterful highday transport for Mom, Dad and two Juniors for $1,400 less than planned reserve. 38  from new promised much, but earlier repaint had not been well done, while heaven only knows what serious tin worm decay might be lurking beneath. Interior original but shabby. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $4,605. Despite unknown risks—high with any 1960s Lancia, I would suggest—one brave soul still thought it worth buying at this level. #354-1972 LANCIA FULVIA HF1600 LUSSO Coupe. SN 818.741003828. White/ black. RI-ID. Odo: 53,281 miles. 1997 renovation included bodywork repairs and repaint, Sports Car Market


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CHRISTIE'S INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CARS PROPERTY FROM THE PATRICK S. RYAN COLLECTION THE MAJORITY TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE 1907 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Open Drive Limousine Coachwork by Rippon Bros. The earliest example extant The ex-Rajah Sahib of Hathawar 'Shooting Car' 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Torpedo Tourer Coachwork by Barker Chassis No. 105 MW Supplied by Allied Motors Bombay to His Highness The Rajah Sahib of Hathawar Formerly owned by King Christian X of Denmark  1933 Cadillac Seven Passenger Touring Convertible  Coachwork by Dansk Karoseri 1953 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon Model 79R Exceptional Motor Cars At the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center Auction Pebble Beach, 19 August Viewing 15-19 August Miles Morris mmorris@christies.com 1 (212) 636 2277 PEBBLE BEACH Enquiries Malcolm Welford mwelford@christies.com 1 (310) 385 2699 Pebble Beach At the Equestrian Center Catalogues 1 (212) 636 2500 www.christies.com Pebble Beac h, 17- Mile Driv e, The Lone Cyp ress, a nd The Heritage Logo a re trademarks and service marks of Pe bble Beach Co. Used by pe r


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CHRISTIE'S INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CARS The ex-Graham Hill, Indianapolis Winning 1966 Lola T-90 American Red Ball Special The ex-Rodger Ward, Indianapolis Winning 1959 Watson Roadster Leader Car Special The ex-Bobby Allison, NASCAR Stock Car 1985 Buick Other entries from this collection include: 1932 Duesenberg Model J Sports Sedan by Franay 1933 Duesenberg Model J Tourster, Coachwork by Derham 1959 Ferrari 250 GT California Long Wheel Base Spyder 1931 Cadillac V-16 Sport Phaeton 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Exceptional Motor Cars At the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center Auction Pebble Beach, 19 August Viewing 15-19 August Miles Morris mmorris@christies.com 1 (212) 636 2277 PEBBLE BEACH Catalogues 1 (212) 636 2500 www.christies.com Enquiries Malcolm Welford mwelford@christies.com 1 (310) 385 2699 Pebble Beach At the Equestrian Center Pebble Beach, 1 7-Mile Driv e, The Lone Cyp ress, and The Heritag e Log o a re trademarks a n d service marks of Pe bble Beach Co. Used by permiss io n.


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SC/If AUCTION REPORT: CHRISTIE'S TARRYTOWIV NY neither had been done that well. Inside of Apillars particularly bodgy. Separation starting on windshield lamination. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $5,720. Shame about condition as RHD HF1600s are as rare as...RHD HF1600s! If totally sound in metal, a good one could command $15,000 here. But this is a pocketbook parasite looking for a new piece of leather to suck on. #412 - 3078490. Midnight blue/red. RHD. Odo: 47,167 miles. One lady owner from new and 1972 FIAT 500L 2 door Sedan. S/N - Edition model with stainless steel wheel rims and decor moldings to fenders, double sunvisors and starter motor switch incorperated in ignition lock. Only 1.4-liter engine, though, so looks faster than it is. Wear seemed right for low mileage. Very nice paint and trim. Dull brightwork. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $4,605. Rare and early pre-PV544 beetle-back was bought for mid-estimate price by trader who must therefore imagine that it will raise more. AMERICAN CARS #381 1911 CADILLAC MODEL 30 4.7 - Open Driver Limousine. SN 54795. Black/ black leather in front, cloth. RHD. Came to • • • • • • • • • green/green. Odo: 80,000 km. Only two owners and correct mileage. Sharp repaint. Cracking, but original leather. Engine bay had been super, manifolding now rusty. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $25,490. Really excellent few-owner, lowmileage example, which was bought for $3,000 below estimate. • • • • • • • • CHRISTIE'S Christie 's Tarrytown, NY April 28, 2001 Auctioneer: Dermot Chichester Number of automotive lots: 41 Number of automotive lots sold: 25 Sale rate: 61% Sale total: $2,970,700 High: Lot #73, 1939 Bugatti Type 57 Aravis sold at $484,500, including buyer's premium. correct mileage claimed. Period radio. Repainted and brightwork re-chromed. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $4,004. Not nearly good enough for this crowd, not for this sort of money. #362-1982 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE HI 4-door Sedan. S/N AM33049A 003242. Dark blue metallic/tan. Odo: 32,309 UK from US in early '90s. VCC dated and inventoried since. Apart from crackling to one rear door, paint generally good with sharp coachwork. Gray & Davis acetylene lamps, E & J oil sidelamps, speaking tube between driver and owner, and drop-down railway carriage style bevelled glass windows all survive. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $21,450. Really eccentric and yet practical. Difficult to price. $4,000 less than estimate was accepted in aftersale. #387 - passenger Tourer. Black with coachlining/ pleated black. RI-ID. Odo: 16,392 miles. Very 1912 McLAUGHLIN MODEL 43 5 - Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 171/2% on first $80,000, 10% thereafter 1111 o put it in their own understated way, this was not Christie's Report by Dave Brownell Market opinions in italics best auction at Tarrytown. Not bad, mind you, but not great, either. The auction firm's annual foray into the Eastern mar- ket has had a number of successful highlights over the years: the highest auction price ever paid for a Mercer Raceabout, the top price ever for an accessory — a Duesenberg supercharger— km. Paint only just about okay, with chips aplenty. Worn interior had lovely lived-in feel to it. One rear handle non-functioning and motor said to be "bad smoker." Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $4,769. Buyer picked up one mighty cheap Quattroporte as door handle can be cheaply remedied and "smoking" motor turned out to be not too bad at all. Let'sjust hope they have an oil well in their backyard for petrol. SWEDISH CARS #377 1953 VOLVO PV444 2 door Sedan. SN 52232. Red/red. Odo: 46,972 km. Special - - dull and cracked paint on fabric-covered wooden-framed body, all claimed to be original. Chips on fenders. Huge acetylene headlamps and oil sidelamps in brass converted to electric in 1915. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $19,305. Few here appreciated just how early and interesting this vehicle was. No bids spotted and so unsold. Following recent engine overhaul, it was said to run well, too. #371-1925 LOCOMOBILE JUNIOR EIGHT 661IP Tourer. SN 1993. Two - tone a stunning number for a Peugeot Grand Prix car, plus other sales well worth celebrating. Not this time, however. Even though such temptations as an Alfa 1750 Zagato and an ex-Edsel Ford Type 35A Bugatti were offered, this sale just didn't seem to have the buzz of excitement that marked previous Tarrytown auctions. The Alfa and Bugatti were part of well-known collector Oscar Davis's stable, along with most of the other Bugs on offer. These Bugattis had been for sale last year at Brooks' Amelia Island auction where they all failed to make reserve. (See June, 2000 SCM) It was a different story this year, as most of them went to new garages, including a Type 40 that was an absolute giveaway. Granted, it was a bitsa that had been set up for vintage racing but it looked and sounded great, and sold for a little more than half of its top bid at Amelia. Indeed, none of the Davis Bugattis exceeded their top Amelia bids (not counting buyer's premium), as our report reveals. Of course, that does beg a question concerning hyperactive chandeliers at the earlier event. There was just one brass car in the auction—a superb 1910 Rolls-Royce that had been rebodied several times and sold for an appreciative and correct $424,000. Other Rolls and Bentleys ran the gamut from a '26 Springfield Ghost to a '65 SC III Park Ward convertible. 42  Sports Car Marke


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.......%••••••••• Sala AUCTION REPORT: CHRIS TIE'S TARRYTOWN NY ENGLISH CARS The latter car was one of the "slant eye" R-Rs, not a collector favorite, and was further downgraded by paintwork that looked like it had been applied by sick junkies on a moonless night. This car was the hands-down Fright Pig of the auction and although it sold for what seems a cheap price, much remains to be done to bring it to factory standards again. Christie's had attracted a very good crosssection of postwar sports cars, including several Jaguars, Austin-Healeys, MG-TDs and As, an Aston Martin, a Ferrari 330 GT (another "slant eye" car), a 190SL and the exJerry Seinfeld Porsche Speedster fresh from Barrett-Jackson in January. Mixed results prevailed here, with just about half selling. The surprise of this group was the TD that sold for a top bid of $9,000 plus premium. From our vantage point it appeared that a good number of the cars came achingly close to achieving their reserve prices, and it certainly wasn't for lack of trying on auctioneer Dermot Chichester's part. But bargain-hunting was the rule of the day. The crowd apparently had their preconceived limits and didn't budge from them despite Christie's best efforts. In our opinion the lack of a true "centerpiece" car, like a Mercer Raceabout or a racing Ferrari, hurt the sale. Of course, cars like that don't exactly lurk on every street corner, either. Otherwise all the auctions would have one or two. And perhaps next year Christie's Tarrytown event will. It should make a positive difference in the results.—D.B. #82-1910 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50 SILVER GHOST Roi-Des-Belges Tourer. Body by Rothschild. S/N 1322. Black/maroon leather. accepting high bid. Not a bad car, just rather boring and unexceptional. #67 RHD. Originally a landaulette, now on third body, which is correct style for the car. In several US collections. Well restored, beautiful detailing, correct lamps, some slight paint cracking but that's the nature of wooden bodies. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $424,000. Arguably, the pre-WWI Ghosts were the best cars of their time and this one was an especially grand and attractive equipage. Ready for concours or touring and price was at the right level. #77-1930 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II Sedanca de Ville. Body by Hooper. S/N 166 GY. Eng. #LX55. Silver and black/black leather with beige fabric. RHD. Odo: 49,742 miles. Older restoration with tired paint, okay door fit, fair hood fit. Trunk was too small for rack. Clean rear compartment with excellent woodwork. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $52,000. Consignor may come to regret not 1950 JAGUAR XK 120 Roadster. S/N 670426. Eng. #W1827-8. White/red leather. - Odo: 46,629 miles. Paint job had numerous flaws when carefully viewed. Very good door fit, excellent interior. A good driver rather than show car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $45,825. A very healthy price for a very decent 120. #54 - - 1951 MG TD Roadster. S/N XPAG 8895. Red/tan leatherette. Odo: 58,290 miles. Car ran well, looked good, restored to driver condition but no obvious flaws except for "wooden" dash finish. Carried a number of Automobile Transportation is our only Business. When you need to relocate your automobile choose the company that specializes in automobile transportation. Intercity is equipped with enclosed transporters, liftgate loading, insurance coverage, and door-to-door service. We deliver anywhere in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. A sophisticated QUALCOMM satellite tracking system closely monitors your vehicle's exact location at all times. Please Call for a FREE QUOTE- 1-800-221-3936 • FAX 413-436-9422 • www.interdtylines.com 552 Old West Brookfield Road •Warren, MA 01083 The official transporters for: The Auto Collections • Barrett Jackson • Bloomington Gold • Corvette Mike • Mecum Auctions • The Petersen Automotive Museum July, 2001  43


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SCIII AUCTION REPORT: CHRISTIE'S TARRYTOWN NY period accesories. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $10,575. There always seems to be one singular steal at a Christie 's auction (like the Vignale Lancia at Pebble), and this was the one at Tarrytown. Buyer bought the restoration, got the car for free. #43-1952 JAGUAR MC 120 Coupe. S/N 679407. Burgundy/tan leather. Odo: 1,764 miles. Very well restored except for door fit and a few paint flaws. Lovely interior. Obviously minimal use since full restoration. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $32,000. High estimate ($55k) was too high, low estimate ($35k) was about right. Another Lyndhurst car that came oh-so-close to reserve. Where's that post-sale lot when you need it? #50-1957 BENTLEY SI CONTINENTAL Convertible. Body by Park Ward. SN BC21/LCH. Eng. #BC-20/C. Shell gray/red leather. Odo: 76,863 miles. A bit untidy under the bonnet, but otherwise superb in most areas. Lousy B badge on back bumper. No power steering. A most impressive equipage. Recent $125,000 claimed spent on restoration costs. More recent brake job racked up another $12,600. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $248,000. All the money. Sold to prominent dealer and SCM reader who must believe there is money left in the deaL Originally owned by Baroness Pannonica Rothschild. Requires a similar family fortune to maintain today. A blue-chip collectible. #80-1957 MGA Roadster. SN HDL3324700. Glacier blue/black leather. Odo: 46,461 miles. track work.VSCCA eligible, which adds to its value in the East where this club dominates vintage racing and has a 1959 cutoff date for eligible cars. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $18,000. Considering the amount of work put into the car the low estimate ($22k) would have been about right. Vintage racers are always a tough sale at auction, because who can very5) the quality and type of work done? And you're putting your life at risk on the track #46-1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk I 2+2 Roadster. S/N H-BT7-L/4114. Ice blue/ dark blue leather with white piping. Odo: sand/beige leather. Odo: 1,843 miles. Slight damage to one of the rear wheel arches, otherwise car was as-new in all areas. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $190,000. Aluminum coachbuilt body, full provenance, fabulous restoration, yet didn't come close to the selling price ofthe Bentley Continental drophead in the same auction, even though this R-R was in better condition. Bentleys have the panache. #68-1959 MGA Roadster. S/N HDA 43 1 83 1 8 . Black/tan leather. Odo: 2 miles. Very sharp, well presented vintage racer ready for Incorrect walnut dash, engine area needs a bit more detailing, very correct interior, authentic early MGA color, has original 1500cc engine. Chrome wires add some flash. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $15,000. Another car that came awfully close to selling. Probably another bid of $1,000 would have nailed it down, and that still would be quite reasonable for a very sharp A. #72-1958 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I Convertible. Body by H. J. Mulliner. S/N LSGE 492. Eng. #SE355. Silver • • • • • • • • • Today, this is market price for a full-bore restoration. #51-1962 JAGUAR MCE Roadster. S/N 875699. Red/black vinyl. "Flat floor" car. Seats had small tears in incorrect vinyl. Fair door fit, Wili1111111111r-- • • • • • • • • second rate repaint, oversized tires. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $21,150. Even Christie 's low estimate ($40k) was far too high for this cat. It was a typical "ten footer; "from ten feet away it looked good, but the closer you got the shaggier it became. Price was about right, given the problems. Jag buyers are very picky today. #49-1964 AC COBRA Roadster. SN CSX 2120. Deep green/tan leather. Odo: 825 miles. 289 c.i. Superb-appearing car with faultless door and panel fit, correctly done interior, original engine; just a very "real" car throughout. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $138,000. Worth this kind ofmoney all day and night. Fair buy and a fine car #69-1965 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk ffl Convertible. SN H-BJ8-L/31918. British Racing Green/black leather. Odo: 17,420 miles. Full, correct and excellent restoration. Surface scratches in paint the only flaw observed. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $58,750. Like the 3000 Mk I in this auction, this Healey showed temfic market strength, garnering a Jaguar-like top bid. At these prices, privateers can actually buy good, rust-free builders and make some dough when they sell after a restoration. Amazing #83-1966 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD III Convertible. Body by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward. S/N CSC63C. Eng. 31,691 miles. Excellent, good-running restoration that sounded and looked exactly right. Car was originally white. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $44,650. Side-curtain 3000s have continued to show surprising strength. Maybe it's the rortty engine with the Spartan interior Two years ago, this would have been a $30,000 car at best. 44  Sports Car Market


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: CHRISTIE'S TARRYTOWN NY #C31CS. Blue/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 44,107 miles. Worn upholstery, wavy sides and paint that would make Earl Scheib blush. Plus it had the dreaded slanted headlamps. Hands-down winner of the Fright Pig of the auction designation. Offered at no reserve. Good thing, too. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $37,600. Whoever made the pre-sale estimates ($70k-$90k) must have been ingesting the same substance as the person who repainted this car Winning bid was fair and leaves new owner some room for needed cosmetic upgrades. #75 - 1973 JAGUAR XICE SERIES HI Road- ster. S/N UD1S22131BW. Eng. #7S10715LA. Brown/tan leather. Odo: 44,769 miles. Few paint blemishes, slight upholstery wear, driver's seat back loose, very good door fit, a decent car for touring and fun. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $24,675. Selling price reflected condition and left some bucks on the table for refreshing when and where necessary. Brown color didn't help sale price. Sills just haven't recovered like Sis and MI's. #52 - Convertible. SN V8/CFL/5368. Eng. #V/580/ 5368/LFDA. Red/tan leather. Odo: 18,780 miles. 1985 ASTON MARTIN V8 VOLANTE . NOT SOLD AT $55,000. Bid was fair enough and could have been accepted by seller Not everyone loves these somewhat hefty-appearing Astons. Swirl marks in paint, excellent interior and door fit, battery acid had eaten part of trunk carpeting. Automatic tranny. Mileage believed genuine. Cond: 2 - FRENCH CARS 1926 BUGATTI 35A Roadster. S/N 4719. Eng. #71A. Cream/black leather. RHD. Originally sold to Edsel Ford; in Ford #62 - Museum for decades. Restored by classic car dealer Tom Barrett. Hard to criticize in any area. Starter motor added to alleviate hand cranking. Very light and lithe looking thanks to original wire wheels. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $358,000. A Brooks Amelia car from 2000, 46  preserved older restoration still capable of winning at concours. Supercharged DOHC straight-eight sounded lusty; came from chassis #50134. One of three Type 50s currently in US. Cond: 1 - . NOT SOLD AT $320,000. Okay, it's a Type 50; however, the pleasant but unmemorable coachwork looks like it could just as easily have been on a '31 Packard. Top bid was close enough to the right money. briolet. Body by Graben S/N 102028. Eng. #26531. Silver/tan leather. RI-ID. Odo: 39,798 km. Preselector gearbox may need some adjustment, according to Christie's. Handsome, leather. RHD. Odo: 13,993 km. "Aravis" style with sweeping lines and steeply raked windshield. Older restoration still quite stunning; some swirls in paint and a small dimple in right rear fender, but nonetheless a beautiful Bugatti. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $484,500. There may be another $100,000-$250,000 upside left in the car RM got $1m for their Aravis at Meadow Brook #74 - 1950 TALBOT T26 RECORD Ca- for vintage racing with new block, forged pistons, Type 37 cam, Weber carbs. Presented well, but restored more for helling about than for shows. Offered at no reserve, with presale estimates of $60,000-$80,000. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $37,600. The buy ofthe sale-maybe the year Worth more than this in parts. #61 - 750 miles. Second body hardly an esthetic triumph. Originally a Vanden Plas roadster. Garish colors didn't help. Supercharged engine. Well restored throughout. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $220,000. Another Brooks Amelia car from 2000, where it brought a high bid of $280,000. Should have sold then. Should have sold at Tarrytown, for that matter #73 1939 BUGATTI TYPE 57 Cabriolet. Body by Letourner et Marchand. S/N 57732. Eng. #534. Burgundy over cream/burgundy - 1931 BUGATTI TYPE 50 Roadster. S/N 50123. Eng. #18. Green over black/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 8,950 km. Very well- slight paint cracking and small wood splits on decking, otherwise no obvious problems on an excellent older restoration. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $160,000. Not the fastest Bugs, 38s are reliable, civilized, good driving cars and this one had especially attractive coachwork. Fairly bought. Same car was a no-sale for $140,000 at Brooks Amelia auction last year #59 - 1929 Bugatti Type 40 Boattail Road- ster. SN 40765. Eng. #663. Blue/black. RHD. Second body in Type 35/37 GP style. Set up where it no-saled at $360,000. Cheaper and slower than the full-tilt GP model but also lacking the dreaded roller bearing crankshaft and other pricey fitments that add to high maintenance on the GPs. #63 - - 1926 BUGATTI TYPE 38 Tourer. Body by Lavocat et Marsaud. S/N 38221. Eng. #371. Red over black/red leather. RI • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • #60-1936 BUGATTI TYPE 57 Cabriolet. Body by Gangloff. S/N 57394. Eng. #541. 1D. Some Maroon over silver/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 76,695 km. Engine derived from chassis #57733. Lovely, slightly mellowed restoration. Pebble Beach first in 1975, still shows very well. Brakes upgraded to later Type 57 hydraulics. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $187,500. High bid of $170,000 refused at Brooks Amelia sale in 2000. Seller thought better of it this time and wisely took the fair offer #64 1939 BUGATTI TYPE 57C Roadster. Body by Keith Bowley. S/N 57838. Eng. #105C. Red and white/red leather. RM. Odo: - Sports Car Market


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SC/la AUCTION REPORT: CHRISTIE'S TARRYTOWN NY Exotic Car Transport replica body. Very well done in all areas, but a replica nonetheless. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $32,900. No-saled at Brooks Amelia Island auction last year for high bid of $70,000. Selling price at Tarrytown much more rational. Good looking, fun car that would fool most of the people most of the time. GERMAN CARS restrained coachwork on a thoroughbred chassis. Fresh restoration with superb panel and door fit. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $170,000. Talbots are tricky to price accurately. Based on quality and scarcity, we say this car deserved $20k-$30k more. Possible gearbox troubles may have scared offfurther bidding. #58 - 1969 BUGATTI TYPE 55 REPLICA Roadster. SN 157628. Eng. #AR 00512 14536. Yellow and black/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 85,891 km. Interesting and well-done replica of ravishing Type 55 Bugatti. Alfa 2-liter power, Ray Jones Type 59 chassis, aluminum and fiberglass car was lightly skinned in Bondo all around— not due to rust but for smoothness of finish. Factory Rudge chrome wheels. Flawless restoration. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $88,125. The Jerry Seinfeld Speedster at its second auction this year At Barrett-Jackson it pulled down $92,880. Was immediately bought for a $10k$15k premium, but seller decided color didn't fit his collection. Sent to Christie's, sold to an SCM subscriber who plans on keeping the car #76 - 1961 PORSCHE 356B SUPER 90 Roadster. Body by Drauz. S/N 88303. Eng. "Get the whole story of Exotic Car Transport, visit us on the Worldwide Web." 1-800-766-8797 www.exoticcartransport.corn Nationwide Transport of Exotic, Vintage and Luxury Automobiles 1958 Porsche Speedster. SN 84115. Eng. #676754. Light blue/red leather. LHD. A really, really close inspection revealed that the #84 - ORLANDO FLORIDA Open and Enclosed Carrier Service! r .e.....,  ......  ..._„ ' SCRATCHES BAD Oxidation & Blemishes Bonded Contaminants Guaranteed to be the best way to remove fine scratches, swirls, oxidation and blemishes from your car's paint by hand. Net 7 Fl Ot 207 int Cannon Eye and skin r r ita n I Read back SOLUTION _  GOOD _ _ _ meguiars.com  Irvine • Paris • Sydney • Hong Kong • Toronto Customer Help Center 800-347-5700


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: CHRISTIE'S TARRYTOWN NY #801110. White/tan leather. Odo: 89,354 miles. Repaint not to factory standards; few paintchips touched up; lousy plating on hood chrome; excellent door fit; engine compartment needs cleanup. Honest-appearing car. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $28,200. Quite fairly bought considering it 's a Super 90. But for any 356 to bring top money at auction these days, it has to be fully and correctly detailed. Shame a little dough wasn't spent on the engine compartment. #66-1963 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL Road- ster. SN 121040-10-02385. Black/black leather. Odo: 60,081 miles. Sharp SL with excellent door and panel fit. Looked ready for road or con- Eng. #10814400. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 289 km. Very fresh-looking, correct Roxas restoration. Class winner at Amelia Island Concours, second in class at Pebble. Little use since restoration. Splendid car. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $340,000. Worth another 50 grand and perhaps a bit more than that. 1750s have been a bit flat in the market place the last couple ofyearsperhaps everyone who had to have one got one. That happens, you know. #44 - • • • • • • • • • Brook Concours blue ribbon and other honors. Gorgeous example of Packard at its best. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $143,500. Very good money for a car with a second body, but in this case the restoration outshone this technical deficiency. #79-1931 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL CG Roadster. S/N 7800926. Eng. #LG 3293. Green/ green leather. Odo: 91,721 miles. Rebodied into a roadster in 1988. Brilliant workmanship, good 1964 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. SN 6539. Black/tan leather. Odo: 52,804 miles. Four-headlight model. Carried AACA National First badge. A few paint bubbles_ otherwise excellent naint, fine panel and door fit. Catalog stated that it needed tuning due to lack of use. Handbrake needs attention. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $52,875. Top, top money for a quad-headlamp 330 but it was a top example and, hey, you don't have to look at the headlamps when you're driving it. And you just bought it for half the cost of the restoration. AMERICAN CARS #57-1926 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER GHOST Seven-passenger Sedan. Body by cours. Ran very well. Lots of pre-sale interest. Last year for the 190SL. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $32,000. Just as with 230/250/280SLs, prices are all over the map for these Teutonic T-Birds. You can find beaters for $15k and dream cars for $100k. Given the quality of this car the seller was wise to hold out for more. Its out there. #53-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet. S/N 1102712002628. Silver/black leather. Odo: 84,004 miles. Good, presentable car with a few paint chips, slight corrosion on floor pans. Good door and panel fit. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $35,250. Fairly bought. Not a prize winner, but not bad, either Drive and enjoy. ITALIAN CARS #65-1934 ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 GRAN SPORT Spyder. Body by Zagato.  10814400 Rolls-Royce Custom. S/N S128ML. Silver/ red vinyl. Odo: 49,324 miles. Second body with chopped top that actually looked rather nice. Interior all wrong. Metallic paint, missing radiator shutters. Ex-Barbra Streisand, for what that's worth. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $88,125. Astonishing price level for a closed Ghost with lots of things wrong with it. You can buy better for much less. Of course, not with the "Funny Girl" history. Is that Barbra on the front as a mascot, singing "Don 't Rain on My Parade?" #48-1930 PACKARD 745 Roadster. S/N 183330. Black/tan leather. Odo: 237 miles. Body purloined from a 733 roadster but restoration itself is hard to fault in any area. AACA Senior. Junior and Grand National winner, Meadow restored, with the original parts much too nice to restore. Front upholstery worn, rear okay. Admirably preserved. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $13,000. Looked straight out of "The Untouchables." Neat old car at the wrong venue. The Car Corral at Hershey is the place to sell this bit of history. #78-1932 S'TUT'Z DV32 Four-door Sedan. S/N DV-60-1490. Eng. #DV33198. Burgundy and red/gray broadcloth. Odo: 237 miles. Older restoration of long-wheelbase Stutz. Excellent door fit, shows very well. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $84,600. Ifyou didn 't mind the second body, the price was more than right. An original-bodied car would cost about twice this high bid. #45 - • • • • • • • • 1932 NASH SIX Sport Phaeton. SN R266665. Dark and light green/black leather. Odo: 55,499 miles. Pleasing mix of original and inside and out. Brakes said to need adjusting, otherwise ready to show and go. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $64,625. Four valves per cylinder always ups the ante for Stutz cars. This was a very good-looking classic that offers high performance into the bargain. #70-1935 AUBURN 851 Convertible Sedan. S/N 3432A. Maroon/tan leather. Odo: 48  Sports Car Market


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: CHNSTIE'S TARRYTOWN NY 50,443 miles. Correct and complete restoration shows very well. Excellent door fit. Front rides a bit high. Cond: 1 - Auburns have been holding up nicely in the market over the past few years. Low estimate ($80k) should have been enough to buy it. #71 - . NOT SOLD AT $72,000. 1936 PACKARD V12 Convertible. Eng. #904205. Cream/red leather. Odo: 92,404 enough. Would make a great hire car for weddings or a CCCA CARavan cruiser #47 - 1954 BUICK SKYLARK Convertible. S/N 7A 108882. Red/red and white leather. miles. Second body needed some adjustment to sit perfectly. Golf door fit off on both sides. Slight pitting in grille chrome. An older restoration that's just starting downhill. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $85,000. High bid was fair, considering the rebody. Car was readyfor some attention. #56 - 1938 CADILLAC V16 Seven passen- ger Sedan. Body by Fleetwood. S/N 5270258. Green/tan cloth. Odo: 66,746 miles. Dust and bubbles in repainted areas. Excellent door fit, indicating good wooden body framing. Fair plating. Blend of original and restored. Full CCCA Classic. Decent old thing, but not show material. Cond: 3 - . NOT SOLD AT $40,000. High estimate ($W) was optimistic for semiformal closed V16. High bid was generous White vinyl top. Odo: 15,275 miles. Brakes locked up. Factory hard top included. Paint chipped, cracked side window. In driver condition. Poor condition underneath. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $15,275. Sold at no reserve for a market-correct level. You could enjoy this as a summer fun car as-is or you could get upsidedown trying to turn it into a #1 'Bird. #55 - 1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD Con- vertible. S/N D7FH152900. Gunmetal gray/ cream vinyl. Odo: 7 miles. Has won more med- . NOT SOLD AT $45,000. High bid wasn't enough but high estimate ($70k) was a little too much. Lyndhurst has established itself as a sports, racing and classic car sale and this car would have likely done better at an auction emphasizing postwar US cars. #42 Odo: 10,757 miles. Excellent older restoration showing a few swirl marks in paint. Passenger door fit off by a bit. Spectacular appearance. Cond: 1 - - 1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD Convertible. S/N P6FH244019. White/black. als and honors than a five-star general. Too nice to drive, so owner selling before it unrestores itself. Cond: 1+. SOLD AT $56,400. Gorgeous car done absolutely right, and likely bought for less than the cost of restoration. DESIGNS NC ASTON MARTIN FERRARI PORSCHE Autosport Designs, has been a mainstay in the automotive field for over a decade. Well known for our professional and courteous service to the discriminating enthusiast, our facilities includes a large selection of vehicles on display for sale as well as a 6500 sq. ft. workshop and restoration and body shop. From start to finish, all services are provided under one roof. The autosportdesigns.com website is an up to date photo gallery of our current inventory as well as valuable information about our facility. Always feel free to call for our current inventory list and any information regarding our services. CONTACT: Tom Papadopoulos or Barry Wagner 332 SAGAMORE AVENUE • MINEOLA, NY 11501 516-248-0066 • FAX: 516-248-4422 WEBSITE: autosportdesigns.com E-MAIL: sales @ autosportdesigns.com ALWAYS SEEKING QUALITY AUTOMOBILES FOR PURCHASE Sales & Leasing (all year) Restorations•Interior & exterior repairs Chassis dyno (rolling road) Carburetor & Fuel injection Machining & Fabrication Race prep & support ■isisr July, 2001  49


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: THE AUCTION LAS VEGAS NV ENGLISH CARS "THEAUCTI N" The Auction Las Vegas, NV April 24, 2001 Auctioneers: Mark Gellman, Tommy "Spanky" Assiter Number of automotive lots: 307 Number of automotive lots sold: 143 Sale rate: 46.6% Sale total: $4,299,360 High: Lot #162, Chrysler Imperial Parade car at $351,920, including premium. Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 6% Report by Dave Kinney Market opinions in italics Mr he value ofholding an auction at the same location time and again lies in not having to reinvent the wheel. "The Auction," a biannual event, has been held in an employee parking area behind the Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino for a number of years now, and it has evolved into a well-run and efficient operation. For the first time in a number of years, I personally registered as a buyer (a friend asked me to be on the lookout for a bargain Ferrari 412) and the process was quick and painless. I found a beater 412 and bought it, and the payment/title transfer process was a pleasant 15minute affair. Don Williams, Richie Clyne and "The Auction" staff have not overlooked that one of the first goals of running an auction is taking care of the needs of the people who attend the auction, and we should all thank them for that simple but often forgotten truth. As usual, there were cars in every price range and of all types and kinds. Because it's Vegas, there was the usual parade of celebrity cars, including examples formerly owned by Sammy Davis Jr., Liberace, and Ferdinand Marcos. Sports cars were well represented with a 1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spyder, a 1984 Lamborghini 5000S, three Morgans, a number of Corvettes, Ferraris and Jaguars, an Iso and a truly horrible Daimler SP250 that had crawled across the block here before. It is my contention that an educated observer of the marketplace can attend a major auction and make money with a dispassionate purchase, one from the wallet and not necessarily from the heart. To compare this theory with economic reality, I purchased Lot #489, a Ferrari 412, at the request of a friend, using his money. This car will benefit greatly from a liberal application of elbow grease and light mechanical skills, both of which my friend has in abundance. I will follow up in a later issue on the financial side of this transaction, the costs and fees involved, the hours and dollars spent getting the car ready to market, and the eventual return on investment, if any. Dealers will tell you that they make their money when they buy a car, not when they sell it. Lot #489 was "bought right," so let's see what unfolds from there.—D.K 50  Odo: 11,912 miles. Sunroof, toasted wood, missing wipers and mirror, weak chrome. At least one gallon of paint was dedicated to overspray. New leather to front and rear. Star in windshield. Would clean up to be a decent driver. Underhood a dirty disaster. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $10,335. The good news is that there is enough paint on this car to power buff for days without fear ofhitting metal (or Bondo). The bad news is that apart from the interior, you need everything else cosmetic replaced. A bargain only for the brave. #417 - 1950 BENTLEY Mk VI 4 door Se- dan. S/N B59LFU. Eng. #B279F. Black/gold. Odo: 86,467 miles. With factory sunshine roof. #123-1950 BENTLEY Mk VI 4-door Stan- dard Steel Sedan. S/N B205HP. Olde English white/tan leather with black piping. RHD. • • • • • • • • • condition would dictate, but not an unreasonable buy. Cute sells, and this is a good example of cute. #237-1954 MORGAN PLUS 42-door Convertible. S/N 3139. Burgundy over black/ • • • • • • • • burgundy cloth. RHD. Odo: 5,635 miles. Cloth seats. Oscar Thompson restoration. Wood dash original, paint, motor and interior fresh. Dry rotted tires. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $10,500. Cloth seats are no help on a car where everyone expects to find leather A decent enough car No Morgans were listed in pre-sale information, but three showed up for the sale, resulting in three no-sales. Consign early, guys. #233 - 1957 MORGAN PLUS 4 2 door Con- vertible. SN CA592201. Olive drab green/black leather. Odo: 55,870 miles. Hello, old friend! Owned by the Marquis de Saint Innocent (I'm not sure he was either), purchased for his wife. Decorated in gold leaf in the style of Chinese Chippendale. (Looks great on plates and trays, but cars?) Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $11,660. With automatic, this must be a 1953 or later and an R-type. Kind of a cool look Peeling gold leaf paint could become an income stream for a patient new owner Bought very right, but now what? Paint it and it's just another old Bentley. #179 - 1953 MG TD 2 door Convertible. - - S/N PAGTD22358. Black and yellow/black leather. Odo: 24,278 miles. Dry and cracking The return of the Excaligan (Mogabur?). Last seen at the Kruse Scottsdale sale in January where it was bid to a reported $16,000 and nosaled. Gotta love them six bitchin' pipes! Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $10,500. How much can it cost to get rid of the silly side pipes? Or how much of a knock is the owner prepared to take? This may even be a good car underneath, but who can get past the octopus-minus-two chromed fake exhaust pipes? #421-1959 MORGAN PLUS 4 DROPHEAD 2-door Convertible. S/N 4239. Green/ black. RHD. Odo: 5,061 miles. Repainted hood leather. Newer top and paint. Fog and driving ights. Some paint cracking with age. Worn wood on dash. An older restoration—used, but not abused. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $15,105. Refreshingly not tarted-up just for the auction. An honest older restoration in colors the purists love to hate. Priced a few thousand above what is about two shades off the balance of the car. Decent wood dash and ash (frame). A little lumpy, but in Sunday driver condition. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $23,000. Morgans trade in a very thin market, especially at auction. This is no show car, and this was a show car bid. #270 - 1960 MGA 2 door Coupe. S/N - GHDL85216. Putty/black leather with white Sports Car Market


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: THE AUCTION LAS VEGAS NV rating the end of MGB production. Some stone chips. Hard to hate limited edition colors, but easy to hate the rubber bumpers. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,088. Allthe money to befound f9r a 1980 with plenty of miles in Joe Average condition. You could use this one as aweekend driver for a few years and sell it for no loss of initial investment. And you have enough ground clearance to go off-roading as well. piping. Odo: 208 miles. A true frame-off restoration of a rare (625 built) coupe. Dark blue tinted glass. A nicer example would be tough to find—anywhere. Kelly Mud & Snow radials were an odd choice for rubber, though. Cond: 1, NOT SOLD AT $18,000. Run through the auction twice with nearly the same result both times. This is big money for an MGA—convertible or coupe. Might crack $20k at a Monterey or Barrett-Jackson venue, but with additional expenses, the net will be about the same. #478 - ible. S/N 100092. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 31,657 should request a $20,000 rebate from the restoration shop. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. No top bows present or provisions for them. A cut coupe? Find out before you buy. With so many E-types available, this is no bargain at nearly any price. #119 1969 JAGUAR XICE Convertible. S/N 11751. Black/red leather. Odo: 39,472 miles. Claimed over $50,000 restoration. Moto- - FRENCH CARS #452-1935 DELAHAYE 135 2-door 3-position Drophead. Body by Pennock. S/N 800947. Blue over silver/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 1960 DAIMLER SP250 Convert- miles. Overspray on front wheel and tires. Nissan Z wheels? Resale red paint, worn tires, bad gaskets. Owner has top assembly "back at home." (He was out for a ride and noticed the auction?) A sale-proof car in bad condition. Cond: 5-. NOT SOLD AT $6,500. Last seen at Vegas in 1998, no sale at $7,700. A really bad Daimler SP250 is not a pretty sight. Will we see it again next year? #282 - 2 - 1965 AUSTIN HEALEY 3000 BJ8 - door Convertible. S/N 4BJ8L27785. Dark blue/black vinyl. Odo: 74,566 miles. Very good 10))1 chrome and paint, good top and interior. Stone chip on trunk, some trim wear, but a very proper driver. Older frame-off restoration. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. Close enough that it might have sold, and would have been a fair deal for buyer and seller Handsome colors and well presented. #443 1968 JAGUAR XICE Convertible. S/N 1E17523. Red/black leather. Odo: 3,785 miles. 1990 restoration with costs of $55,000. 3,000 miles since restoration. Wood steering wheel, AM/FM cassette. Usual suspect trunk fit, needs total underhood detailing. Owner - July, 2001  118,085 miles. Roll bar, tacky looking pinstripes, trunk rack. Limited edition model commemo- Odo: 65,927 km. Some blue smoke is pushing out the back, but a beautiful and correct restoration on an important Benz coupe. Sunroof, 51 Weak panel gaps. A good-looking driver. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $33,000. Could have been sold without regret. Including commission, this was a $35,000 price—and you can find decent SIs, and superb SlIs, for that amount. #221 - - GVVDJ2AG520634. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 1980 MGB 2 door Convertible. S/N speedometer gauge. Very nice paint and chrome. Has a bad case of museumitis—it has been sitting far too long. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $12,720. History books say the first axis (not with an "e" as listed by the auction company) were built in 1928, not 1926. These were British Austin Sevens built under license. The first car made by the engine-building concern that was BMW #458 - - S/N 1880147500011. Dark blue/gray leather. Lita wood steering wheel, Panasonic AM/FM in-dash CD, wire wheels. A long way from a show car, very good black paint, some chrome trim flaws, fair panel gaps. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $25,440. Decent moneyfor a decent car, just the way these things are supposed to work. Once again, letting the other guy spend the money on restoration is a strategy that pays off #200-1970 JAGUAR XICE SII 2 - door Con- vertible. S/N 1R14090. Olde English white/ black leather. Odo: 73,522 miles. Alpine stereo, Redline tires. Freshly detailed underhood. 169 miles. Another leftover from the November sale, where it no-saled at $70k. Still needs attention, now getting close to a market price. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. Cars that need are not what the market wants. Freshly restored and with the correct pre-selector gearbox, this car would be strong in the market. But making it nice will be very, very expensive. GERMAN CARS #465-1926 BMW DIXI. S/N 8087. Red/red leather with black piping. Odo: 3 miles. NSU 1957 MERCEDES BENZ 300 SC.


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Sala AUCTION REPORT: THE AUCTION LAS VEGAS NV . NOT SOLD AT $135,000. Firestone wide whites, excellent paint and leather. Cond: 2 - Ast 98 of these lovely cars were built in three years of production. To drive a nice one is to love one. Let's hope the blue smoke is a result of faulty carburetion, because a rebuild would cause a millionaire to flinch. #260 - 4 - 1965 MERCEDES BENZ 600 SWB - Door Limo. S/N 001069. Black/red. Odo: 69,909 miles. "One suspension air bag is leaking, needs repair before driving." These are scary words for a 600. Weak carpets, decent leather, wood going bad in rear, rubber gaskets hard. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $9,540. Someone Odo: 28,913 miles. AM/FM. Faux wood dash, some stone chips, but a decent car. Good interior, Kleber radials, fuel injection. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $8,900. A spot - on, dead ex- (other than a mechanic) finally has a chance at making money on a 600! If air bag repairs can be kept under $10,000 or so, and no further sins are found, there might be a few dollars left on the table. #184 - 1966 MERCEDES BENZ 230SL - Convertible. S/N 11304210014674. Red/ saddle leather. Odo: 25,085 miles. Great paint and good chrome, mediocre quality wood. Two tops. Hoist for hardtop included. 4,000 miles since mechanical overhaul. Desirable manual transmission, shows very well. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $22,260. More money than I expected to see for a 230SL. The 250 and 280 SLs, with more power and the expectations of more luxury items, generally bring the bigger dollars in the pagoda-top market. These cars remain strong worldwide. #255 - 1975 PORSCHE 914 2 door Targa. - S/N 47529100678. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 49,520 miles. Recent paint over hail damage, or the worst case of fisheye yet seen. AM/FM cassette. Gaps as wide as the Missouri in places. Surprisingly clean interior. A beater with a fresh trowel full of make-up. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $4,240. Someone spent some money fixing up this one, with less than sterling re- 52  not restored. Current owner purchased from a police officer in Milan, Italy. Needs a little of everything but would be a great car to clean up and drive—no restoration, please. Three Solex carbs. Magnets stick in most places. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,798. An honest and mostly original example, could run forever with a little care and feeding. The dealer purchaser will black. Odo: 67,524 km. Dry, but not wasted leather. Not running on the block. Euro spec car. Some paint flaws and chips, but mostly in good shape. Said to have a rusty gas tank that kept a mechanic busy for the better part of the week before the auction. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $9,222. The car from Area 51? Not in the lineup in front of the tent, it was pushed/driven on the block from the far side of the tent. Doesn't appear on the Web site results. Way below wholesale, sold for far less than the value of the motor alone. A total gifi. # 235-1984 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH 5000S 2-door Coupe. S/N ZA9C00500EL A126. Black/black leather. Odo: 19,245 miles. Sports Car Market by the Marcos family. Weak cosmetics, rear bulletproof glass has bubbles in it. Has fog screen units on all 4 corners, oil spraying system, police-band radio, usual dictator stuff. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $28,000. Was used in a radio station contest to guess the number of shoes that would fit inside. Buy it for its tiny role in history but, as a car it's on its heels and lacks sole. For my money, I'd shoes another ITALIAN CARS #406-1964 ALFA ROMEO 2600 Convert- ible. Body by Touring. S/N AR192546. Silver/putty leather. Odo: 70,374 km. Painted but . NOT SOLD AT $14,000. Last seen at January Barrett-Jackson, where it was a nosale at $13,500, with a post-sale lot sign at $16k. Had 200 fewer miles then. Where will we see it next? The cost of transport and consignment is eating up any potential profit here. #431 leather. Odo: 94,359 km. Personal wood steering wheel, Iso mag wheels, factory air, power brakes, power windows, lumpy paint, some weak chrome, good wood on dash, no radio, starts and runs well, detailed under hood. Replaced interior is not perfect, but not bad. Cond: 3 - 1974 FERRARI 365 GT4 2+2 Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N F101AL17651. Black/ - act, precisely correct bid for this not-too-bad but not-great car If the owner thinks he is going to get much more, someone needs to have a talk with him. #165 - 4 - 1988 MERCEDES BENZ 500 SEL - door Sedan. Dark blue/gray cloth. Odo: 6,803 miles. Ex-Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos. Sunroof, not a US model. Used in Hawaii Recently redone with fresh paint and interior. Pop-up lights. A cut coupe. Fresh, like all the current buyers expect. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $127,200. Cut Daytonas that are well executed are a bargain, unless you want to win a trinket at Cavallino or Concorso Italian°. You save $250k over a real convertible and have just as much fun. And they will never be worth less. #127 - 1971 ISO LELE 2 door Coupe. Body - by Bertone. S/N K500126. Silver/dark blue sults. If your automotive desires run to cheap, red, with a clean interior and no chance for any real appreciation, this is your Porsche. #215-1979 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Convertible. S/N 1592029885. Black/black. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • spend some time on a clean-up and hang it out for sale for $5,000 or so more—and it will still be a very good buy. #193-1970 FERRARI 365 GTB DAYTONA 2-door Convertible Conversion. SN 13227. Red/black and red leather. Odo: 3,538 km.


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"  111 MM. SCM AUCTION REPORT: THE AUCTION LAS VEGAS NV Mondial. Resprayed leather seats. Cond: 2 . - Has California BAR sticker in doorjamb. Some smoke at idle, dry leather seats. Huge wing now the perfect spot for an impromptu picnic lunch. Looks just like the one in the poster that used to hang in your (or your kid's) room. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $50,000. Bid was at the low end of the current SCM Price Guide value. A Countach is an automotive fashion item from the '80s. Values will stay low until '80s retro comes into vogue. (Who would have thought we would live that long?) #489 - - Body by Pininfarina. S/N F101CL37337. Medium blue/tan leather. Odo: 34,304 km. Kenwood stereo, leather Nardi wheel. Cracked, peeling front bumper, overall very good paint and stainless trim. Imported by Europe ala Carte. Freshly "Armor-Mauled" under the hood, new carpets, clean trunk. Michelin TRX radials. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,250. Instant money available here. 412s are soft, but not this soft. The car I bought on behalf of a friend. Money-maker or moneypit? We '11 all find out together #239 - 1988 FERRARI MONDIAL 2 door - Convertible. S/N ZFFXC26A9J00775. Black/ tan leather. Odo: 37,074 miles. Etoile wheels, normal (or all too common) delaminating windshield, cloudy rear window. Some scratches in questionable "sparklelite" paint, noisy motor. Plenty of miles on this one. Can this car be cheap enough? Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $34,715. Mondials are attractive enough, and are real Ferraris in which you can bring the (very small) kids. But at $34k, you're not getting enough of a bargain to have a reserve to deal with the upcoming problems. Brave buyer #464 - 1988 FERRARI MONDIAL Con- vertible. S/N ZFFXC26A0J00782. Black/ saddle. Odo: 45,587 miles. Alpine AM/FM/ CD, books and tools, very good paint, with a few door edge chips. Lots of miles for an '88 July, 2001  releases. Owned/used by Michael Schumacher. A very straight car with minimal wear on the outside, but do you really think Schue kept it below the redline when dropping the kids off at school? 6-speed manual. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $145,000. Copy of letterfroin Ferrari was posted in the window saying that Schumacher used the car for "publicity purposes." Does this constitute ownership or just use? Bid price was market correct. AMERICAN CARS 1909 FORD HOT ROD Speedster. S/N 10786. "Porsche red"/tan leather. Odo: 1 mile. Chevy 350 with 4-bolt main, steel crankshaft, Pink connecting rods, Holley 650 double pump carbs, forged pistons, Crower crank, 10 roll custom brass radiator, NOS system, Ford 9-inch rear, Koni rear shocks, Centerline wheels, #526 - were modified in 1955 to look like 1956 models. Excellent paint, chrome. The city of Los Angeles still owns one. Original leather is worn and torn. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $351,920. Don't ever look at one with the top up—it makes a visual statement best left unseen. Appearing in hundreds of hours of newsreel footage from the '50s and '60s, Chrysler scored a major coup with these publicity cars. History on wheels—expensive, but... #466 - 1954 BUICK SKYLARK Convert- ible. S/N A1051628. Orange/red vinyl. Odo: 41,327 miles. Beautiful paint and chrome. Excellent and correct interior, hard-to-find trunk material also correct. Better than new under hood. Attractive even to non-Buick collectors, for some the postwar GM styling highlight before the attack of major fins. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $76,320. Well over the top money for a 1954 Skylark, the second year of this rare bird. The 1953s normally bring more money, 53 FM cassette, decent wood, dry leather, overspray on gaskets. Listed on the Web site as a Maserati Mondial (I can't make up stuff this good). The Biturbo's slightly younger cousin. Automatic. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $6,360. Cheap enough, sold for half of the SCM Price Guide value. The first two repairs will take care of that problem, however Really much better cars than the Biturbos, but still known for their electrical and mechancial gremlins. #207 - 2 - 1998 FERRARI 550 MARANELLO door Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N ZFFZE49B0001059. Red/tan leather. Odo: 16,843 miles. Euro car with EPA and DOT SOLD AT $33,920. Within a few dollars of the other Mondial at the sale, but what a difference. This one was worth the money. #281 - - S/N ZAMAN1100LA3403. White/black leather. Odo: 28,114 miles. Kenwood AM/ 1990 MASERATI 228 2 door Coupe. Pete & Jake front suspension. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $58,300. Handmade all-steel body. As quiet as a small jet plane at take-off as subtle as an NFL linebacker No argument on the value here; think what it cost to build. #434-1912 CHICAGO PNEUMATIC TOOL Co. GIANT Truck. S/N 777. Red/ wood/black leather. RI-ID. Hard rubber tires, 1987 FERRARI 412 2 door Coupe. motor under driver's seat, chain drive. Well detailed with excellent wood and brass. Was running, but had to be pushed on the block. They might be Giants! Cond: 2. SOLD AT $26,500. How could a vehicle with triple 7s for a serial number not end up in Vegas? Very nicely restored, the hit of your next old truck meet, and then haul refrigerators to the dump. A cheap way to take first place at about any show, and fun by the truckload. #162 - 1952 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL Con- vertible. S/N 9999678. White/red leather. Odo: 29,192 miles. One of three built in 1952. All


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: THE AUCTION LAS VEGAS NV tion. Excellent paint and chrome, wood and rubber. Multiple show winner. Better than they ever were from the factory. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $19,930. The truck segment of the market remains hot, and this example was purchased by a dealerfor resale. The easy answer to "what's it worth" is `find another one as nice." Bought under the price of restoration. but a brilliant restoration can have an energizing effect on a bidder and his wallet. #441 - 1955 CADILLAC ELDORADO Convertible. S/N 556220050. Silver/black leather. Odo: 7,357 miles. Two four-barrels with bat-wing air cleaner. Decent chrome, but some paint scratches and a few dings and dents. Older top in cheap vinyl no help. Not a bad car, just presents poorly. Cond: 3 - . SOLD AT $25,970. Used in the movies "Elvis and the Colonel" (with Beau Bridges) and "Havana" (with Robert Redford). Very well bought. With a judicious $3k spent on a high-quality top and some heavy detailing, this car will look less like a stand-in and more like a star #445 - 1955 FORD FAIRLANE Convert- ible. S/N 476BK5560476. Yellow over black. Odo: 13,821 miles. Tinted glass, Continental kit, dual exhaust, redone chrome, stainless buffed. Converted to 12-volt. A sharp car in period-correct bumblebee colors. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $32,330. A good buy on a great fun car Rock solid, the full-sized mid- '50s Fords were known for being the sensible businessman's car More fun, and more rare than a Thunderbird at a cruise-in. After all, you can bring your friends along. #180 - 1956 FORD F 100 Pickup. S/N - F10D6L15435. Black/gray cloth. Odo: 1,475 miles. Frame-off restoration to "stock" condi- some scratches and divots on the paint. Owner states motor rebuilt. Air conditioned, cruise control, all power including top. Dry, cracked leather. A driver. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $10,600. 1962 was the second year for the popular "Kennedy" style Lincoln, complete with now seldom-seen "suicide doors," opening clamshell-style. Price paid was all that could be expected by seller on a good day, and today was a good day. #240 1964 BUICK WILDCAT Convertible. S/N GK2002795. Burgundy/black vinyl. Odo: 22,727 miles. Power top, steering and brakes. - aftermarket air conditioning, AM/FM cassette, clean in and out, has some minor paint and bodywork flaws. Appears rust free. The right car with a few too few desirable options. 289/ 3-speed stick. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,780. Just a car Would be worth a little more with a 4-speed, an easy change. Garden-variety Mustang convertibles seem to percolate in the $12,000- $16,000 range. And who cares about matching numbers at these prices? #232 - 1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Coupe. S/N 194376S115293. Silver/black. Odo: 20,853 miles. Air conditioned, BF Goodrich Kushon-Air Poly 4 tires, dry rotting as we watch. A nice older restoration, some cracking paint. Was a restored car, now on the knife edge between driver or fix-up for show. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $37,100. Fully priced for condition, it will require a fast $5k to $10k to make any splash at a show. Some tough choices here—and at $37k, not much room to spend before going underwater #118 - codes match colors. Matching motor number, AM/FM, telescopic wheel, power brakes and windows, Protect-o-Plate, original window sticker. Had $32,500 price tag on window. A decent driver. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $32,330. Not quite show material, with plenty of stufffor the purists to pick apart. Sold at a reasonable retail figure, ready for Sunday drives or cruisein nights but not national shows. #143 - 1966 FORD MUSTANG 2 door - 1962 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL Convertible. SN 2YN864408387. Black/black leather. Odo: 671 miles. 1970s Lincoln hubcaps, Convertible. S/N 6F08C383841. Metallic blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 66,375 miles. Fridgiking #230-1959 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N J59S101063. Red with white coves/white vinyl. Odo: 2,023 miles. - • • • • • • • • • NI • • • • • • • new rear window. When taking a car to an auction, sometimes it takes a few more bucks to get what you wanted—like a new home for your Buick The frugal man spends the most! #121 1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Coupe. S/N 194376S112462. Sunfire yellow/ black vinyl. Odo: 87,982 miles. Accel super coil ignition, "yellow line" Goodrich tires. Paint Hang-on gauges, good paint, poor chrome, plastic rear window almost as easy to see through as the black vinyl top. California car from new, said to run and drive great. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $6,100. There is a good chance this car would have sold with a new top, or even a 54  Red Line tires, Power windows, brakes and steering. Motor rebuilt 8,000 miles ago. Very weak paint with tons of overspray. Automatic. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $29,000. Ho - hum Corvettes are a dime a dozen on the auction circuit. Without either a bigblock, air conditioning or an unusual assortment of options, best to Sports Car Market


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: THE AUCTION LAS VEGAS NV have the details like overspray sorted out. The bid price was fair enough. #122-1968 PONTIAC FIREBIRD Convertible. S/N 223678L105702. Red/black. Odo: 75,260 miles. Hood-mounted tach, original radio, power top, fresh Goodyear Integra radials, woodgrain console. Complete and solid, but haphazardly restored. Done on a budget— and it shows. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $13,992. 1968 was the second year for the Firebird, twin sister to Chevrolet's Camaro. Very expensive for this condition. More wax and Armor All won't dress this one up any more. However, Firebirds have been moving up recently. #256-1969 SHELBY GT500 2-door Fast- back. S/N 9F02R480947. Dark green/black vinyl. Odo: 6,531 miles. Nasty underhood, AM/FM, A/C, the usual complement of options. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $10,865. The nicest Anniversary Corvettes in the world struggle to break $20k, but it's hard to find beaters like this much under $10k. There's no upside to this equation—if the new owner spends another $ 10k, he'll have a car worth $15,000. #266 - 1994 DODGE VIPER 2 door Con- vertible. S/N 13B3R65E4RV1026. Dark green/ gray leather. Odo: 17,669 miles. A used car, no eBay / Kruse Spring Autofair Auburn, IN April 6-8, 2001 Auctioneers: Dean Kruse, Daniel Kruse, Mitchell Kruse, Rod Egan and Brent Earlywine Number of automotive lots: 519 Number of automotive lots sold: 274 Sale rate: 52.8% Sale total: $3,876,261 High: Lot #455, 1933 Packard 1004 Super 8 Victoria Convertible sold at $78,970, including premium. Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 6% Report by Dave Kinney and Gary Hoisington smokes on start-up, passenger door sticking. Owner states complete frame-off restoration. Nice paint and good interior, but it needs, and it needs everywhere. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $32,500. One man's complete frame-off appears to be another man's paint job. A hobbyist could complete this car and make it into something, but not at this price. The seller could easily have taken this tug on his line. #140-1976 CHEVROLET COSWORTH VEGA 2-door Coupe. S/N 1V7706U17942F. obvious problems noted. Desirable green color is a needed break from the normal red. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $37,000. With the new Vipers due in a year with real convertible tops, 500 horsepower and added creature comforts, can used Viper prices stay high? No money in the house for this car but let's watch the value trends on Vipers. #144 - 1998 CHEVROLET CORVETTE PACE CAR. S/N 1GIYY32G5W51192. Purple/yellow/blue leather. Odo: 13,687 miles. A White/tan vinyl. Odo: 9,326 miles. Repainted the original color, claimed original miles. Rusty step plates, tired, faded interior, overspray everywhere. Gearshift boot lifting off its base. Could be 209,326 miles, but not 9,326. A rotten example of a rotting car. Cond: 5-. SOLD AT $3,500. If this car has less than 10,000 miles, it spent most of its time under salt water Plenty of money for what is really a running parts car #234 - 2 - 1978 CHEVROLET CORVETTE door Coupe. SN 1Z8748S422512. Silver/ white. Odo: 10,190 miles. Three owners from new. T-top, 25th anniversary edition, rusty mags, weak interior, paint weak everywhere. July, 2001  Memory package, active handling, sport seats, AM/FM/CD, Eagle F-1 tires, very slight wear to seats. A well-cared-for used car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $41,394. In a GM boardroom in 1997. "I know—let's make next year 's Pace Car purple with yellow trim. That will make them forget that Indy isn't Indy anymore!" About what you would expect to pay for a 1998 Pace Car Not for the shy. Who's your wrench? Send your recommendations of repair or restoration shops to copyed@sportscarmarket.com Market opinions in italics by Kinney, Hoisington and Keith Martin background in the performing arts was perfect preparation for my first Kruse/ Auburn auction. Like Shakespearean actors launching their oratory from a castle tower, the Kruse family and friends hold forth at the Kruse Auction Park with the assurance of being lords of their realm. Even though they now have a new master, eBay, the auction block and its attendant theatrics belong to the Kruse gang. Don't go to a Kruse event expecting erudite commentary from the podium. Don't expect to find car cards that have meaningful descriptions. The world you are entering is that of pure auction phenomena, where nothing you hear is to be believed and nothing you see is to be taken at face value. For the astute buyer, Kruse/Spring Auburn offered a wide variety of interesting opportunities. But for someone easily seduced by shiny paint and the patter of the auctioneer ("I guarantee that this car is a fantastic buy!"), the chance of buying a money-pit on wheels was real indeed. In some ways Kruse is a perfect fit with eBay. The Internet auction site does as little as possible to police its listings, and Kruse does equally little to inspect or verify its consignors' claims. However, as other auction companies move towards providing buyers with a sense of assurance about the merchandise offered (and as disgruntled buyers increasingly turn towards the law to vent their frustration), the question ahead for eBay/Kruse is how much they will need to refine their processes to take Kruse into the next era of automobile auctions, where sellers and buyers both have a clearer idea of exactly what is going on.—KM 55


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ENGLISH CARS Sedan. Body by Park Ward. S/N GEH12. Eng. #B3J. Black over yellow/cream leather. Odo: #52 1935 ROLLS ROYCE 20 25 4 door - - - - 36,474 miles. Frame-on restoration. Sliding sunroof. Aluminum body. Nice paint job but lots of orange peel needing to be color sanded. Incorrect nylon carpet, very good panel fit. Small paint bubbles on lower lip of trunk lid and on rear quarter by fuel filler door. Nice wood dash. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $32,860. I of 2 known. A very thin market for these old, slow, expensive-to-repair saloons. Seller got all the money, buyer got the car for far less than invested. A good deal for everyone. #425 - 1952 MG TD Convertible. S/N - PAGTD214144. Cream/green leather. Odo: 10,007 miles. Very nice leather, good dash, 27,449 miles. AM/FM cassette with speakers in headrest of the incorrect (1995 Mazda Miata) seats. Matching numbers, rotisserie restoration. Mountney GT steering wheel. Way overrestored. Owner states $60,000 in restoration receipts, believable. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $23,000. The market wants correct, nut-andbolt restorations, with every part possible sourcedfrom the original supplier Someonejust plain goofed up in doing a high-quality, incorrect restoration on the wrong type of car Seller should take the high bid and run #128 1963 JAGUAR MARK X Sedan. S/N 350436BW. Silver blue/gray leather. Odo: 52,319 miles. No radio. Bugs spattered across - miles. Nice repaint in original color. Good panel fit. Original fading chrome. Nice new interior in original-type materials. Black overspray on front grille opening from engine compartment touch-up. Original rubber seals and gaskets on body hard and cracking. Rebuilt drivetrain. Cond: 2 - 1969 JAGUAR )(IKE Convertible. S/N 1R9464. Burgundy/green leather. Odo: 65,936 miles. Nardi wood steering wheel, AM/ FM cassette, excellent but not flawless paint, - . NOT SOLD AT $17,500. A nice driver More attention to details when painting and a good detailing before auction would have brought much better results. #142 wooden steering wheel is rough, needs refinishing. Older paint has some drop-outs and fade, but still shows well. No weather equipment apparent. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $10,176. Drive it for a summer use it all you want and sell it when the leaves start to fall. If the car comes with a top, it was a great buy on a decent, but not show condition TD. #807 - - TD11652. Cream/brown vinyl. Odo: 1,671 miles. Older repaint covering plenty of body front and windshield are testament to the fact the car runs and drives, and at some speed. Cracking paint, leather and wood are of equal kind and quality. Kind of an eerie match. Repainted left door and fender. Cond: 4 - chrome. Original interior looks nice but far from crisp. Cond: 2 - . NOT 1952 MG TD Convertible. S/N SOLD AT $5,800. Not nice enough to drive every day; too nice to scrap. This car presents the eternal conundrum: spend $30,000 to restore it to its full $15,000 value, orjust wait till the first expensive thing breaks and then walk away The bid was not insulting. #746 - Convertible. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 41,022 miles. Recent good quality paint job well fin- 1965 AUSTIN HEALEY  - Mkffl . NOT SOLD AT $30,500. Just about as market correct as a bid can get at auction. The Series II Jag E-type roadsters have a lot ofvisual appeal, and every good-sked auction usually has one or two to choosefrom. Shop first, buy later And please, burgundy with green? #501 - 1986 JAGUAR XJS 2 door Coupe. - S/N SAJNV5849GCI333. Dark silver/tan leather. Odo: 111,322 miles. A tired old kitty. repair. Dent on right rear fender. Painted fender rubber and running board rubber. Good engine compartment, fair dash, good steering wheel, vinyl reupholstery. Fading pitted chrome, delaminating windscreen, overspray on grille surround. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,798. TDs can range from $9k to $30k, depending on presentation and sale venue. This was just a cute old used car; and was priced appropriately. #548 - 1960 AUSTIN HEALEY SPRITE - Convertible. S/N 25972. Red/tan leather. Odo: 56  ished. Good door and hood fit. Shows signs of rear body work. Poor trunk lid fit, chips on trunk lid and door edges, incorrect vinyl interior. Nice replated bumpers but grille is pitted. Driver door shows signs of being pushed into front fender. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $17,000. Healey buyers just won't step up for cars with needs. $50k for a perfect car but not $25k for a driver with shiny paint. However; even in this condition, bid was low by $3,000. #772 1968 JAGUAR XKE Convertible. SN 1E16295. White/red leather. Odo: 62,513 - Complete but presented without the benefit of a wash, much less detailing. Faded paint, 5inch scratch on passenger door. Leather has cracks, center sections recently replaced, now a lighter color. Dash and wood survived well. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $3,816. 1986 was the first year fbr the XJS V12 in America. Sold here at just $318 per cylinder Cheap starter exotic, or the right car to enter in a V12-only rally. You can wreck yours and walk away for just about the price of another participant's tune-up. #406 - 2 - 1989 LOTUS ESPRIT TURBO door Coupe. S/N SCCFC20AFKHF625. Calypso red/tan leather. Odo: 10,814 miles. Pirelli P 600 tires. Blaupunkt AM/FM cassette. Very nice paint, seemingly excessive wear to seats for mileage. The right colors for resale on a car Sports Car Market


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S CI la AUCTION REPORT: KRUSE SPRING AUBURN whose styling now defines the word "dated." Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $17,500. Could their new marketing slogan be "Lotus Esprit—The Morgan of the Future?" Yes, it's tough to progress when your company is in the "ownership change of the month club." But market value reflects how badly these cars need a redesign. GERMAN CARS #726 1956 MERCEDES BENZ 190SL - - Convertible. S/N 1210406500940. Red/oyster leather. Odo: 57,207 miles. Restored by RM in 1996. Cracked taillight lens. Incorrect Weber carbs. Dented and patched vent boxes and origi- Reupholstered black vinyl seat, slightly bent louvers on engine cover. Good stainless steel and glass. Black vinyl sunroof. Solid body. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $12,508. A Monterey price in Auburn, Indiana. This car had a nice shine to it, and Isettas are so cute that they always command attention. We thought we could steal it for $8k, given the sale location. We were wrong. #456 1959 PORSCHE 356A Cabriolet. Body by Reutter. S/N P82819. Red/saddle vinyl. Odo: 11,518 miles. Hard top only, no soft top or bows. Clean carpets and rubber floor mats. - paint, fresh leather. A very nice restoration. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $37,000. $37k is a lot of money for a 190SL that does not have a trailer full of trophies tagging along behind it. Bid could have been accepted without regret. #555 - 1962 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Convertible. S/N 4466057. Black/tan vinyl. Odo: 72,704 miles. Thick, brushed-on paint. nal radiator needing to be recored were the only negatives to be found. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $37,100. Quality attracts bidders, no matter where the auction is held. Bad 190s are $15,000 cars, great ones can hit $100,000. This car could have brought $45,000 without surprising. #83 - 4 - 1957 MERCEDES BENZ 2205E - door Sedan. S/N A1800107506324. Green/ red leather. Odo: 83,356 miles. Very nice repaint in original color. Clean engine compart- Original Blaupunlct radio, Goodyear Allegra radials, 1600 Super motor, Plexiglass vent window on driver's side. Redone dash pad lumpy, no rust apparent. Weak body gaskets in places, fair panel fit. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $29,000. Those who know 356s had little confidence in this car feeling as if there were sins lurking underneath the paint. Finding a top and bows can be a very expensive proposition. Bid was fair #761 - 1959 PORSCHE 356A Cabriolet. SN 151032. Tan/black leather. Odo: 20,256 miles. 1600 Super engine. Deep scratch on right front fender. Paint chips on door edges, cracked ment not detailed but in nice original condition, still has working radiator curtain. Nice rechromed bumpers but overriders weren't replated and are dull. Windshield gasket aged and cracking. Nice stainless, excellent panel and door fit, appears to never have been in accident. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $10,000. Frank Barrett of the M-B Star magazine has a fully restored car similar to this, and says that it is a terrific daily driver There's no real market for this car; the potential owner is an M-B fanatic who has always wanted one. Fair enough bid #851 - 1958 ISETTA 300 1 door Coupe. - SN 507657. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 1,016 miles. Good repaint with only a few spots of dirt in paint. Slightly thin paint on back behind tail lights. Rechromed bumpers in nice condition. July, 2001  windshield seal. Chips on top of windshield frame show that car was once red. Straight body with good panel and door fit. Correct new interior. Nice dash and steering wheel. Nicely detailed engine, but heavy undercoat sprayed in engine compartment. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $28,090. Rerun as Lot #853 and sold to a dealer A lot of eyeball, but would really need to be completely and expensively redone before being anything but a driver Decent price for a decent-enough car #158 - 1961 MERCEDES BENZ 190SL - Convertible. S/N 190SL21349. Cream tan/red leather. Odo: 84,264 miles. No radio. Fresh 57 vor. Good body, bumpers, interior. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,314. Not a fully restored bus, more afresh paint job with all the trim freshened or replaced The newer Type 2 body style, introduced in 1967 as a 1968 model, is for wealthy protesters or hippies who got to the party late. Will never have 21-window value. #130 - 1972 MERCEDES BENZ 250C - Coupe. S/N 11402312008872. Rust brown/ black vinyl. Odo: 32,786 miles. Actual seethrough floor from rust-out. Dirty, dusty inte- Some chips, badly pitted but straight chrome. Interior old and tired but not tom. Bad driver's door fit. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $4,240. A market-correct price for an early Bug with a top that goes down. A driver Bug parts and service are so cheap that i f there's no serious rust, you really can go wrong on a car like this. At least, more than $4k wrong. #576 - 1969 VOLKSWAGEN PASSENGER BUS. S/N 229117593. Light blue/black vinyl. Odo: 5,237 miles. AM/FM CD. A solid survi


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Sala AUCTION REPORT: KRUSE SPRING AUBURN  nor. Cracked paint over rust bubbles, weak chrome. Automatic. Cond: 6. SOLD AT $636. Great buy on a parts car you can drive, but not for far or for long. Any potential thoughts of a restoration or repairs will be quelled by the first trip onto a mechanic's lifi, when the car will split into at least two handy-sized parts. #731 1981 PORSCHE 911SC Targa. S/N WPOEA912B S16001. Red/tan leather. Odo: 161,268 miles. Red repaint with many chips and cracks, overspray on moulding and rubber - mileage. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $35,000. Worth more than the high bid, but still a used car and not a collector 's item. Some would choose a newer "driver" with more miles for the same, or less, money. Finding a color-blind buyer is probably a key here. #543-1998 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Convertible Roof. S/N M10102A387X0304. Red/gray cloth. Odo: 457 miles. Fold-back full • • • • • • • • interior trim. Plastic and rust bubbles on leading edge of hood, some scratches, but horrible choice of paint color. Front bumpers powder coated black. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $17,490. Lots wrong with this car, but at this price there's hope. Rust is the #1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 thing to look out for so let's hope there is none in the body tub. If solid, another $10,000 should make this a handsome car, with some financial upside. #465-1980 FERRARI 308 "BARCHETTA" Convertible Coupe. S/N ZFFAA02A3A 00331. Red/tan leather. Odo: 45,786 miles. Custom chop job. Actual mileage on 80-mph speedometer. A/C, AM/FM cassette, new disc brakes, seals. Deteriorated windshield rubber, dented engine lid, worn-out carpet. Different headlight trim on left side. White paint showing through some chips. Warped Targa top, wires hanging under dash. Appears to be straight with good door fit. A worn-out Porsche. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $7,314. Scary car Would be interesting to know what the plans of the new owner are. Part it out? Drive it? Restore it? There are a lot of SCs out there, and as the price shows, the market isn't excited by beaters. #800 - Convertible. S/N BA45A00B025701. Blue/ tan leather. Odo: 196,663 miles. Older repaint 1983 MERCEDES BENZ 380SL - sunroof/convertible. Mexican-produced Beetle, sold with a Michigan "assembled" title and Michigan body tag. Not a bad car, but no EPA/ DOT paperwork immediately apparent. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $15,370. Ay caramba! Was this car driven north by a Mexican citizen on "vacation" who forgot to take it back home? The unlucky buyer could end up with nothing more than a title to an illegal car that has to be shipped back or destroyed. ITALIAN CARS #127 1968 LAMBORGHINI MIURA - Coupe. Body by Bertone. S/N 3063. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 36,279 km. Scratched passenger new belts. Dunlop L/R GT Qualifier radials. Fiberglass ribs showing through in rear sail panels, wavy sides. Your chance to look silly for cheap. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $18,126. Sure to get lots of laughs at the next FCA meet, but so cheap and homely it has a sad puppy appeal. Maybe we'll see it on eBay advertised as a "one-oft show car" Good only for parts, really. #828 - Body by Pininfarina. S/N ZFFB06B000. Dark 1983 FERRARI 400i 2 door Coupe. - with lots of chips and scratches that have been touched-up. Straight body with good door and panel fit. Dyed interior covering lots of wear with overspray all over. Front interior light hanging loose and melted. Dented bumpers. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,155. Almost 200k miles are enough for any car If mechanically sound and the new owners gets 25,000 miles out of it before selling, a very fair deal. If he starts to spend money on it, a nightmare. #580 - 1987 PORSCHE CARRERA Ca- briolet. SN WPOEB0911HS1714. Yellow/ chocolate brown. Odo: 8,035 miles. Blaupunkt door. Glass, paint chipping at front of passenger door. Pirelli P7 radials, AM/FM cassette. Chrome knock-off spinners. Incorrectly badged as an "S." Inner rear fenderwells appear to have been worked. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $55,120. An early production Miura. The dealer/purchaser put a "for sale" sign in the window with a $65,000 asking price. Not a car for the inexperienced to buy at auction, also one that should be driven before purchase—a small noise could be a $5,000 fix. #420 - 2 - 1971 DETOMASO PANTERA door Coupe. Body by Ghia. S/N T4PNLVO 1750. Rusty burgundy/black vinyl. Odo: 27,201 miles. Tom driver's seat, Becker Europa AM/FM radio, weak carpet but generally good silver/tan leather. Odo: 68,726 miles. Resprayed seats, broken turn-signal stalk, Alpine stereo, seriously bent key in ignition, bent grille, dual air, seat mechanism cover missing. Putting this one in decent condition will be an expensive challenge. Automatic. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $14,500. Unloved and unlovely. Two dozen hours of clean-up, backyard repairs and fixes would have made this a #3- car and might have brought a much stronger bid. Why bring a car to auction and no-sale it when a quick prep might have got the sale done? #783 - 1988 FERRARI TESTAROSSA Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N ZFFSG17A 2J00769. Red/cream leather. Odo: 17,531 miles. stereo, all books, as new, condition supports miles. Dunlop 8000 radials. Looks like a sixmonth-old car, no major flaws visible. Actual 58  Repainted nose, but no signs of body damage. Front spoiler cracked and chipped. Rock chips on front wheel lips. Re-dyed leather interior in good condition. Clean engine compartment just Sports Car Market


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: KRUSE SPRING AUBURN starting to show miles. 15,000-mile service just performed. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $55,000. We're not going to beat up on late-model TRs; the market is already doing that to them. As values drop, the importance offinding one with service records increases dramatically. JAPANESE CARS 1992 MAZDA MIATA Convertible. SN JM1NA3511N13182. Black. Odo: 64,518 miles. Supercharged, chrome rollbar, aftermar- #120 - 18,044 miles. Worn leather with patched cuts and showing much more wear than 18k miles. Tom carpet on driver's door sill. Paint blend showing on left roof pillar. Right rear taillight lens broken. Heavy orange peel on left rear fender. Front repair, wavy driver's door. Under the dust and dirt, the car has been repainted. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $28,000. With so many NSXs for sale at very appealing prices, a car like this that has had such a hard life will be a difficult sell. ket stereo. Nice interior only showing minimum wear. Good panel fit—appears to have all original body panels but has been repainted from windshield forward. Owner claims 225hp from 9 lbs. of boost. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $7,700. Not much differentfivmwhat a '92 Miata in stock condition would bring Massive modifications like this should be viewed as great dumping holes for cash that will never be recovered. Make the changes for your own personal pleasure, not for investment. #26 1996 ACURA NSX Coupe. S/N J114 NA1188TT0000. Dark green/tan leather. Odo: - Auction Reports continued on page 73. Garry Roberts & Co. Pre-Owned Vintage & Contemporary Ferrari Sales / Service / Restoration / Storage 1953 Vignale 212 Inter Coupe 1958 250 GT Series 1 Cabriolet 1960 250 PininFarina Coupe 1963 250 GTE 1964 250 GT Lusso 1965 330 GT 2+2 1965 275 GTB/2 1967 Miura P400 1970 365 GT 2+2 1972 246 GT 1973 365 GTB/4 1977 308 GTB 1985 308 GTS 1995 F50 2001 F1 Spyder 922 Sunset Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Tel: (949) 650-2690 Fax: (949) 650-2730 email: garryroberts@fea.net July, 2001 AMERICAN CARS #66 1941 PLYMOUTH SPECIAL DELUXE Convertible. S/N 11347960. Yellow/ - tray, cracked rear window, delaminating glass, cracked and broken windshield rubber. Sraight body, good panel fit. Cheap recent repaint, which was fmished well. Overspray on stainless trim and wires under dash. Rust at door glass edge and back side windows between dust strips and body. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $4,346. Perfect car for the Labor Day parade. Crosley owners loudly and proudly proclaim that their red vinyl. Claimed frame-off resto but appearance is of a frame-on restoration. Good panel and door fit. Well finished paint work. Nice chrome and stainless. Overspray on trunk seal. Self-stick foam tape used as door and skirt seals. Power top. Good chrome on bumpers but pitted headlight trim. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $27,825. These period Plymouths continue to surprise. Sale price was certainly respectable. #403- 1948 403 CROSLEY STATION WAGON. SN CC35023. Yellow/tan vinyl. Odo: 18,299 miles. Missing taillight, bent rear bumper USAppraisal MONTHLY MYSTERY PHOTO Response Deadline August 1, 2001 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. 59


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The Monthly Digest of Magnificent Motor Cars AC • Aston Martin • Austin-Healey • Bentley • Rolls-Royce • Jaguar • Lotus • MG • Triumph Z 7 Chassis number: 3178 H .F.S. Morgan's first four-wheeled Morgan, the Standard 10-engined 4/4, appeared in 1936 and formed the mainstay of production until 1950, when it was superseded by the larger and more powerful Standard-Vanguardengined Plus Four. We are advised that the Morgan Motor Company has confirmed that this example left the factory in December 1954 and retains it original chassis/ engine numbers. 1955 Morgan Plus Four DHC Market Review Buyer's Guide Originally sold to a Dr. Allen of Stourbridge and registered "WAE 784," the car returned to the factory after five years for an engine rebuild, the unit subsequently being up-rated from TR2 to the more powerful TR4 specification, though retaining its original block. In 1976 the car was purchased by a French photographic historian and registered "395 GM 13." Last year the vehicle was purchased from its French owner and returned to the UK, since when it has been repainted, had a new battery fitted and a number of minor faults rectified. It is offered with current MoT and Swansea V5. This car sold for $12,566, including buyer 's premium, at the Bonhams & Brooks auction on February 26, 2001 in Hendon, North London, England. For those puzzled by the last sentence in the description (MoT and Swansea V5), this is Britspeak stating that the car has passed its current—and rather stringent—national safety inspection and that it has English registration papers on file and in order There is a pecking order to Morgans, as with most other collector marques. Two-seat dropheads fall between the standard Plus Four roadsters and the Plus Four four-seater dropheads in terms of scarcity and desirability. There are no exact figures available for production of the two-seat dropheads, but numbers in the low to mid two-digit range can be accepted as an educated guess. Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Tune up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Due to the extra weight ofthe drophead 's coachwork, more competitive drivers would favor the lighter (and lower-priced) roadster. But those who wanted that extra bit of weather protection— always a consideration in the UK—as well as a Engine#  Club  Alternatives  ter. It also avoids more expensive rebuilds and engine swaps that kill authenticity. What may have affected the selling price, however; was body rot and rust problems. Like an Elizabethan house, Morgan bodies are of halftimbered construction. (The chassis is steel, though, despite the longstanding myth that it, too, is wood.) With dropheads, especially, there are numerous places for wood rot to occur away from prying eyes. Fully restoring a wooden-body frame of any sort is not a cheap proposition. Inside the fenders, where they attach to bodies, is another place where rot occurs on Moggies. Plus, due to their, shall we say, rather stijff ride, things like,front .fender braces will start cracking the sheet metal over a long period of time. 1954-58 338 (all body styles w/ TR2 engine) approx. $2,000 N/A $250 $35 Stamped in right cross member immediately after gearbox Left side of block Morgan Sports Car Club, Hollands Farm/Coombe Green, Birstmorton/ Malvern, Worcester WR13 6AB, England 1953-54 Sunbeam Alpine, 1954-57 Fiat 1100TV, MGA more elegant equipage, would certainly think about the drophead with its true roll-up windows and snug-fitting top. If this car was as sound an example as the catalog description alleged, the winning bid was a bedrock bargain. At US price levels, it was under market by $8,000 to $ 10,000—assuming you can find one for sale at any price when the fever hits you and the search begins. One of the advantages of the Triumph-engined Morgans, besides their fundamental toughness, is the motor's wet-sleeve design that makes piston/liner power upgrades like this car enjoys a relatively simple mat- 60  Morgan's unique sliding-pillar independent front suspension, used on every car since the first one rolled out of the tiny works at Malvern Link in 1910, is a wonderful device but can cause owners fits if not properly serviced or if worn excessively. Plus Fours are fitted with a button on the firewall for one-shot lubrication of the bronze pillars. It feeds off the engine oil, and remembering to give it a push with one foot each time a journey has begun will extend the life of the front end immensely. The suspension will let you know ?fit needs attention by trying to shake the steering wheel out of your hands, among other warnings. This could mean anything from a full rebuild to simply renewing the shims in the damper blades. As a long-time enthusiast/owner I can tell you that a Plus Four on a smooth, twisty road is one of sports car driving's great delights. They are quick, nimble, strong, reliable, nearly bulletproof in all areas and a breeze to maintain. Not only that, they are relatively cheap in today's vintage market considering their rarity. If a termite inspector comes up empty-handed after looking over this car; Bonhams & Brooks should have a very satisfied buyer on their hands.—Dave Brownell (Historic data courtesy of auction company)• Sports Car Market


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hc &ofiAth Zatient By Gary Anderson  Addressing the Mysteries of British Car Ownership Wie Sagen Sie "Bentley" auf Deutsch? Ah, little grasshopper, for the answer to that question you must look deep inside yourself. There is no right answer, and we can't say that either one will be a better investment. We will assume you've already done some due diligence in having a knowledgeable mechanic check out these cars to make sure they're exactly what they appear to be. Everything about the Healey should be above reproach for $35,000. The engine compartment should be spotless with excellent performance, no Bondo used in the restoration, and everything as pretty underneath the car, under the trunk mats, and under the rugs as it is on top. It should be very close to concours-original, with any modifications (such as a five-speed transmission, or a non-standard color scheme) to your taste. D Similarly, the Jaguar should be a solid car, with good compression, limited leaks, easy starting, a relatively clean engine compartment and little or no evidence of rust or previous damage to any body panels. If you've made those checks, then you must ask yourself some questions. Do you have any visions of putting the car on a show field at any time in the future, or do you just want to have fun driving it without worrying about whether it might get a little dent while in the Baskin-Robbins parking lot? If you ever think you'd want to show your car, then you should buy the Healey, or save your money and spend the additional cost to buy a show-quality Jaguar. If you buy the Jag you men- ear Mr. Anderson: I 've got a chance to buy a high-quality, recently restored 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 two-seat roadster (BN7) or a Jaguar XK 140 that hasn't ever been restored but is in good, driveable condition. Both owners are asking the same price, about $35,000. Which do you think is the better buy?—J. Brown, via e-mail and was dumped by Vickers, its parent company and the owner of Rolls-Royce Aerospace, spirited bidding between Volkswagen and BMW seemed to have been won by VW. However, after the sale it was revealed that the motor car company didn't actually own the Rolls-Royce trademarks (the Rolls name, the distinctive radiator, the R-R logo and the Spirit of Ecstasy bonnet mascot). These were in fact controlled by R-R Aerospace. R-R Aerospace had traditionally close working relationships with BMW and refused to allow the Rolls trademarks to go to VW. Subsequently, BMW formally bought the trademark rights from Vickers, with R-R Aerospace's blessing. SCM spy photo of the 2003 BMW/Rolls. tioned and then start thinking about entering a concours, you're going to be spending a lot more money to restore even a good car to show standards than if you had just waited and bought a completed restoration. On the other hand, if you're going to cringe every time someone leans over your car to admire it, and be reluctant to drive it for fear it might get pranged, then buy the Jaguar and enjoy the heck out of it. Believe me, it takes a very strong-willed individual to drive a beautifully restored car without worrying about it. Dear Mr. Anderson: I've heard several conflicting stories about what's happening with Rolls-Royce and Bentley and their new owners, BMW and Volkswagen. What's the scoop and will it make any dijference to historic values?—D.J., Los Gatos, CA When Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor Cars, Ltd. fell on hard times July, 2001  After the dust settled, VW found that it owned the Rolls-Royce factories at Crewe, but just the Bentley trademarks. It agreed to continue producing the Rolls-Royce (which happens to have a BMW engine in some models) until the end of 2002. At the beginning of 2003, the Rolls name will revert to BMW (but not the Rolls factory). It had been assumed that VW would continue to produce some Rolls-Royces for BMW that BMW would sell through its Rolls dealers. Recently, the other shoe dropped. BMW announced that it has the design for a completely new Rolls-Royce under wraps at a previously secret design studio in Germany, and that it will be building a new RollsRoyce factory near Goodwood in England. In 2003, one of the first advertisements you'll see on your television will be for the new RollsRoyce. Interestingly, this means that as of 2003, for the first time since 1931, Bentley will once again be a car company completely independent of Rolls-Royce. In the meantime, Volkswagen is vigorously reminding everyone of the Bentley sporting heritage with its entry of an attractive, new, carbon-fiber Bentley race car at Le Mans this year. The publicity campaign is using pictures and ads harking back to the glory days of W.O. Bentley and the Bentley Boys who swept Le Mans at the end of the '20s. (Has any other car company ever extracted so much brand heritage from so few victories so long ago?) I don't think any of these events is going to have much impact on classic Rolls/Bentley prices. Owners of new Rolls cars are a little miffed, though they've been promised spare parts supplies for their cars, but knowing they're driving a BMW is a little hard to take. And I can only wonder how, in 2002, Bentley owners will feel knowing they are driving a VW. Our question: With every company from Aston, Mercedes, and Porsche to now Bentley and the new Rolls-Royce aiming at the $200k$400k market, will there be enough demand for these super-expensive cars to keep all of these marques alive? Mr Anderson is Publisher of British Car magazine. Please direct your English car questions to editorgary@aol.com; fax 650/949-9685.• 61


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ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular classified only $15 per month. ASTON MARTIN / LAGONDA *59 DB 2/4 MK III, =restored, no rust, missing some eng pieces and trans, exc project $21,500 OBO. 618-222-1122. IL *70 DBS COUPE, exceptional original car w/27K mi, new dark green finish and chrome ww, fine orig int. ZF 5-spd, a/c, museum display past ten yrs $29,500 call for details. 540-886-6999. VA *76 coupe, V8, red/blk leather, 36K mi, auto, a/c, rust & accident free, professional restoration $40,000. 954-752-4112. FL *67 DB6 COUPE, white w/blue interior, 6-cyl Vantage, 44K mi, engine rebuilt, good body, older interior, orig radio and a/c included, not installed $37,500. 32 1-4499558. FL *78 V8, blk/tan leather, 51K mi, a very clean original car, always garaged and well maintained $39,000. PAR, 914-637-8800. NY *69 DBS, presentable driver, red/blk, wire wheels, a/c, automatic, tools, Webasco roof $15,900. PA Motor Sport, 610-666-1966. 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WI BENTLEY *35 3-1/2 litre drophead, Park Ward, very nice CA car, new wheel discs and Connolly leather int $89,000 trades considered. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL *37 4-1/4 Derby dhc, cream/garnet, garnet hides, extremely rare, Vanden Plas coachbuilt alloy body, frame-off 3 years $100K+ restoration, Award/show winner, 4-spd, wire wheels, driving light, spotlight, trafficators, tach, clock, tool kit & much more $94,950. 770-971-0404. GA *59 S2 Continental Park Ward dhc, silverblue/blue, rects, rebuilt motor, will trade up S-1Cont dh or R Cont, will deliver $86,000. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL FRAZER NASH *51 MANHATTAN, 4-door convertible sedan, just out of 25 yr inside storage, green w/green leather, not a #1 car but a nice rustfree car $17,800. 607-756-6578 days. 607753-1801 6-8 pm. NY JAGUAR *55 XK140M, Frame off restoration, all new chrome, wiring, Interior, Olde English white, maroon interior, black cloth top, pictures at: www.GFSI.com $45,000. Dan, 315-789-4575. NY *55 XK 140M, frame-off restoration, all new chrome, wiring, interior, Olde English white, maroon interior, black cloth top, pictures: www.GFSLcom $45,000. Dan, 315-789-4575. NY *36 SS TOURER, 2-1/2 litre push rod engine, cream, green trim, very proper, nicely restored car, 1st Place at Pebble Beach $98,000. Terry Larson, 480-9848501. FAX 480-984-5219 AZ *49 XX 120 ALLOY, red/tan, JCNA Natl Concours winner, very nice car, tools & side curtains $98,000. Terry Larson, 480984-8501. FAX 480-984-5219 AZ *52 XI{ 120 ROADSTER, call for detailed description $39,500. Blair's Real Estate hotline, 888-689-6362 #7201. IL *53 XK 120 ROADSTER, solid, runs well, no rust, needs paint $22,000. 732-9385326 days. NJ *63 XICE ROADSTER, 2 tops, from storage, solid example, call for details $14,000. 214-824-6707. TX *70 XKE ROADSTER, pale primrose, 4.2, 65K mi, beautiful restoration, photos and receipts, #s matching with Heritage Certificate, everything new or rebuilt, just completed, great XKs uNtrz; rrvio) Comprehensive Jaguar Inventory Engine • Brakes • Cooling • Exhaust • Filters Transmission • Electronics • Interior Kits Sheet Metal • Glass • Manuals & Books Clothing • Collectibles • Gift Items • Original Jaguar Parts • Aftermarket Parts • Performance Parts • Over-Night Delivery World-Class Jaguar Catalog 1947 to Current Complete Restoration & Service Jaguar A Specialty ... Post-War Sports Cars The Theme Fully staffed, fully prepared to restore to the highest standard — or just a "freshen-up." Competition vintage race cars, daily drivers & concours show level — XKs Unlimited has the gall background and expertise to meet any needs. TRIUMPH 62  driver $40,000 OBO. 732-591-8179. NJ *54 XI( 120 ROADSTER, #s matching, silver/red, see completion of professional body-off restoration $50,000. 607-7989345. NY *67 SERIES I ROADSTER, tt's matching, red w/tan top and int, roll bar, professional restoration, rebuilt eng, runs great $43,000. 610-488-9595. PA *66 XICE ROADSTER, white/blk, 23K orig mi, all orig documents, books, freshly restored, orig int $49,900. PA Motor Sports, 610-666-1966. PA biscuit, professional show quality restoration $49,900. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL *68 SI 1/2 E-TYPE RDSTR, 4.2 litre, red/ *69 XKE ROADSTER, red with black int, excellent overall condition $23,100. Competition Motors, 603-431-0035. FAX 603431-0590 NH LOTUS *60 ELITE TYPE-14, rhd, totally restored, BRG/tan, Climax engine, MG Box, retirement forces sale $32,500. 901854-2547 after 6pm. TN unrestored, complete orig, new radials $15,000. 562-498-2798. CA *64 ELAN SR-1, same owner 30 yrs, solid, *67 ELAN S4 ROADSTER, red/blk, big valve cylinder head, Webers, knock-offs, complete older restoration, excellent mechanics and cosmetics throughout $13,500. Motor Classic, 914-997-9133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY 850 Fiero Lane, San Luis Obispo CA 93401 (800) 444:5247 www.xks.com WORLD'S FINEST LOTUS 7 REPLICA BIY Starter Kit, $8,985; S3 Complete Roller, $16,786; Race Version, $16,978 INFORMATION PACKETS AVAILABLE! DEALERS: ALAMANCE MOTOR SPORTS - NC 336-585-1001 BRYANT MOTORS CO. MO BRMSH AUTO SHOPPE - IL CARISMA, LLC - ID RIGHT COAST RACING - NY S-3 CORPORATION - OH 660-826-2700 309-764-9513 208-429-8615 631-329-1200 513-861-1100 SHRADER MOTORSPORTS - OK 405-354-5033 WIRE WHEEL CLASSIC - FL Agtionat° 2eateri 213irel1 /91aie BIRKINAMERICA PO Box 120982, Arlington, Texas 76012 PH: 817-461-7431 • FAX: 817-861-5867 e-mail: BirkinAM@aol.com www.birkinamerica.com Sports Car Market 561-595-3000


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*67 ELAN COUPE, killer vintage racer, new stiffened powder coated frame, full chrome moly roll cage, powder coated real Minilite center lock wheels, alum radiator, 26R style headlights, adjustable fabricated suspension, dry sump, Quaife rear end, fuel cell $45,000. Paul Quiniff, 847-299-4521. IL *72 ELAN SPRINT ROADSTER, (S4), red/white, blk, excellent original car, needs nothing, maintained by dlr $19,900. 630655-3535. IL *74 EUROPA, twin cam, yellow, blk int, 9,200 mi, everything original, tools & books, tires $16,000. 815-467-5997. IL M.G. *34 MG PA, Airline coupe, 1 of 28 built, restored in '87, call for details $65,000. 503-678-2598. OR *48 MG TC, V8 60, fresh paint, leather and engine, a real blast from the past $15,000 BO. Mike Mildcelsen, 507-645-2966. MN *38 MG VA SALOON, quite sound, complete, rebuilt engine, has been in US 30+ yrs, stored inside 20+ yrs, some minor rust, not currently on road $8,000 OBO. 562498-2798. CA *33 MG J2, Natal winner, restored in '99, a beautiful example of the marque, lots invested $29,000. 315-859-0962. NY *54 MG TF, absolutely impeccable, show winner, many extras, Olde English/biscuit leather, tan canvas top, very fine car $37,500. 541-317-5128 days. 541-3828796 eves. OR *55 MG TF, 2-tone primrose and brown w/ tan int, orig 1500 engine, drives great, very nice condition $20,000. 636-239-6781. MO *59 MGA DELUXE ROADSTER, factory knock-offs, factory 4-wheel disc brakes, wonderfully well maintained, exceptionally straight rust-free car, equipped with a 1600cc push rod MGA engine $12,500. 949-650-4718. CA *67 MGB/GT, green/tan, 5-main engine, o/d, completely restored to show quality, all new MG parts, clean in and out, underneath $17,500. 978-887-6644. MA ROLLS-ROYCE *49 SILVER WRAITH SALOON, coachbuilt by James Young, this is a magnificent original car with documentation back to its original owner, absolutely gorgeous $29,500. 314-524-6000. MO *51 SILVER WRAITH DHC, the only Mulliner convertible built on Silver Wraith chassis, 1 of 2 2-passenger convertible $195,000 trades considered. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL *55 SILVER WRAITH, lwb, w/division, complete drivetrain conversion to GM, including all steering, suspension, brakes, wiring, gauges, etc, ready in spring, choose your colors $55,000. 757-855-8128. VA tone, air, charming, western states original $25,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847-2470447. IL *58 SILVER CLOUD 1, sand/brown, 2 *61 CLOUD II, rhd, sunroof, white $16,500 OBO. 941-627-5755. FL *61 SC H, lhd, excellent mechanics, grey/ white paint, interior, a/c, BlaupunIct stereo $28,500. 516-364-0148. NY *64 CLOUD III, Mu!liner Park Ward convertible, lhd US drive, a/c, all pw, white/ red leather, exc cond $94,900 OBO/trades. Regal, 954-989-9777. FL c Affordable T ass 1 Cs Triumph TR3 1955-62 he Triumph TR3 may be the last real bargain among English sports cars. For reasons Triumph lovers can't understand but don't complain much about, these cars never caught the tide that swelled prices of Austin-Healeys and Jaguars. Nevertheless, the TR3 offers all the quirky touches so dear to an Anglophile's heart, is capable of hearty performance on secondary roads and interstate speed when necessary, and attracts a large and loyal following of enthusiastic owners. The prototype Triumph was introduced in 1952 at the same show that introduced the Austin-Healey. It was produced by the stodgy Standard-Triumph Company, known primarily for its dependable family sedans. Sir John Black's Standard Company had rescued the Triumph name from bankruptcy in 1944. Many believe that Black produced the Triumph sports car just to spite William Lyons and Jaguar, which had partnered with Standard to produce the SS sports cars of the 1930s, but went its own way after the war. Unfortunately, the Triumph received decidedly mixed reviews. Not unattractive in the front, the prototype had a plug-ugly rear end festooned with a spare tire. Unlike the smoothly curved Healey, efforts to reduce tool- July, 2001  *64 SILVER CLOUD III, lhd, long wheel base without divider, factory air, garnet/ beige $43,500 offer. 954-522-9900. FL - *71 CORNICHE CONVERTIBLE, white/beige int, blue canvas top $38,500. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL TRIUMPH *55 TR2, red/tan, frame-up restoration to correct standards $22,000. Northshore Sportscars, 947-247-0447. IL *58 TR3A, white/red, wire wheels, excellent engine, trans, rebuilt brakes, steering, suspension, new wiring and paint, good interior, chrome and instruments $13,500. 973-729-8851. NJ *61 TR3A, red/tan, o/d, wire wheels, restored $16,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847-247-0447. IL *62 TR3B ROADSTER, blue/blue, 90K miles, 2nd owner $19,000. 816-836-4500. 816-229-6500.M0 *66 TR4A, red, blk, solid wheels, rust-free IRWIN All British Marques COffkiafaain Ectivt gowa and (Wileonlin SHOPPE 1909 5th Avenue vvwvv.britishautoshop.com Moline, IL 61265 309-764-9513 ing costs had pushed Triumph stylists to a slab-sided look. Even the fenders were made in two pieces to avoid costly compound curves. Just as bad, when development engineer Ken Richardson first took it on the road, the handling was so atrocious he feared for his life. Nevertheless, aggressive development of the TR2s gradually improved the marque, and when the TR3 was introduced in October 1955 it had much to offer the enthusiast who craved an English sports car but was still concerned about car, runs and drives, easy cosmetic resto needed $5,500. British Connection, 630553-9023. IL *71 TR6, petrol injection, very rare lhd, 150 hp, hardtop, o/d, wires, professional frame-off resto in '90, shows well, always adult owned and driven $15,000. 334-4910209. AL *76 TR6, 61K orig mi, new blue/tan, matching hardtop, mohair top, rebuilt & modified engine & suspension, Panasport wheels, new Michelins, a/c, o/d, hi-perf brakes & much more, call for details $29,500. 732-714-1090. NJ *79 TR7 CONVERTIBLE, automatic, pb, AM-FM, trunk rack, navy blue metallic, 44K miles $2,900. Car Exchange, 847-6801950. IL • • Sales - Buy, Sell, Consign • Service • Restorations • New/Used Parts BRIT SH AUTO Today, a very good example of the TR3 or TR3A can be found for less than $15,000. That amount buys a distinctive body style with cutdown doors, a very English interior, a full complement of large, round instruments spread across a flat dash, and the pride of enduring top-down motoring in all weather. (The multi-part folding top is only useful to keep the sun off on hot days, and the side curtains only seem to appear as part of the boot equipment at car shows.) Like most classic cars in this price range, restoring a project car is a sensible alternative only for a person who gets pleasure out of raising cars from the dead. Instead, join one of the very active Triumph clubs and wait until someone is ready to sell a car on which they've lavished time and attention. Triumphs are susceptible to rust and body work can be very expensive, but mechanical problems are easy to set right and parts are readily available. So buy the best you can afford, emphasizing chassis and panel quality.-Gary Anderson• Wide grille signifies TR3A model. his budget. Starting in 1957 the TR3 offered disc brakes on the front wheels-MGAs and AustinHealeys didn't follow suit until 1959. The TR2's grille opening, giving the car the look of an open-mouthed guppy, was not much improved on the TR3. It was finally replaced on the TR3A in 1958 by a full-width grille that dramatically improved front-end styling. The four-cylinder, 100-horsepower Vanguard-based engine, more of a step-brother than a descendent of the fabled Vanguard tractor engine, produced sporting performance-the TR3 was capable of 0 to 60 mph in less than 12 seconds and a top speed of 105 mph. Not bad for a car that sold for $2,675. Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  1955-62 (fewer than 500 cars produced in 1961-62) 74,935 $2,675 Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Alternatives  Web site  Vintage Triumph Register, 15218 W. Warren, Dearborn, MI 48216 www.vtr.org Stamped on left side of engine block, just below cylinder head Stamped on plate riveted to firewall in engine compartment MGA, Sunbeam Alpine, Alfa Romeo Giulietta 63 $13,000-$16,500 $400 $15


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PORSCHE AI MERCEDES-B NZ * BMW UND ANDERE gkaAr eaa Rilraiteetz R - Chassis number: 7502855 Engine number: 7502850 A Performance was described as sparkling with a reassuring level of safety. Fuel consumption of 20 to 26 mpg with a 14.3gallon tank gave the car a cruising range of around 350 miles, emphasizing its essentially touring character. commendable for a 2-liter power unit running with little stress. All this gave the car good performance with a top speed of 110 mph and 0 to 60 in 13.3 seconds. Contemporary road testers found third gear a useful overtaking ratio, taking the 190SL to over 75 mph. lthough it tended to be overshadowed by the larger 300SL, the 190SL was a high- quality sports tourer noted for its refinement and elegance. When introduced in February 1954, it was thought to be a little slow, but by 1958 the engine output had been raised to 105 bhp, Strictly a two-seater, the 190 has good luggage capacity with space behind the seats as well as a commodious trunk. The car's stability is commendable and the ride is good even by modern standards. The car pictured here comes equipped with factory hard top and retains its original interior. The 1958 190SL roadster pictured here with optional removable hard top was sold at Christie 's London sale on March 26, 2001 for $20,163, including buyer 's premium. The car sold under the low estimate of $23,000, and well below the high estimate of $26,000. The 190SL belongs in the same league as other under-powered but stylish sports cars, like the cast-iron Alfa 2000 or the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. It is not a scaled-down 300SL, it is a stand-alone sports car; albeit one that happens to look a lot like a 300SL. Introduced in 1954, with actual production starting in 1955, the 190SL ("Sports Leicht" or light) was based upon the 180 sedan model, with many modifications to the unit-body frame/floor assembly Totals reached 25,881 190SLs before production ended in February 1963, when the switchover to the 230SL started. Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Tune up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  The 190SL body is made of steel, with aluminum alloy doors, hood and trunk lid. Powered by an 1897ci four-cylinder M 121 model motor with twin dual-downdraft Solex 44PHH carburetors, the 190SL made a reported 105 DIN horsepower at 5,700 rpm. (Advertising for the US version stated 125 horsepower and a top speed of 118 Engine #  Club  Web site  Alternatives  Options available from the factoryfor the 190SL included a choice of Becker or Blaupunkt radios, leather upholstery, leather fitted suitcases, a right-hand side mirror, spotlights, and a hard top. The 190SL was not an inexpensive car With a cost new in 1958 of $5,020 (East coast) or $5,129 (West coast), the 190 SL was priced at about one-half the cost of a 300SL, or about the same as two 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air two-door hardtop sport coupes. At their lowest price, in the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, you could find a rundown, used-up example for less than $1,000, while decent cars traded in the $2,500 range. The fact that at one time 190SLs were cheap on the secondary market presents a problem to today's buyer considering the purchase of one. Many a 190SL was used as a casual beach car, an inexpensive convertible for the summer or possibly purchased as a "bargain" that just needed a few repairs to make it "like new" with a cheap respray and a set of carpets. I 955-63 25,881 $3,998 (1955) N/A $375 $25 On the firewall above the battery, also on the left door pillar On left rear upper corner of motor Mercedes-Benz Club of America, 1907 Lelaray Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80909 vvww.MBCA.org Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider, Borgward Isabella Cabriolet, VW Karmann Ghia Cabriolet mph versus the European claims for 106 mph.) The 190SL had many running changes throughout its nine-year lifespan. Perhaps the most noticeable one occurred in 1956, with the addition of chrome trim to the fender moldings and stone guards to the front of the rear wheel openings. There was also a change to the removable hard top. Earlier versions had a small rear window, while cars built after September 1959 adopted a wrap-around style, improving rearward vision. 64  Market Review Buyer's Guide 1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster Disappointed purchasers found out quickly that parts, although widely available, are costly, and that the body, by nature of its complicated construction, is not easy to repair Sad 190SLs could be found gracing the back row of independent Mercedes shops because their owners were unwilling or unable to pay the repair bill. Their eventual fate was often the slow death of becoming a parts car or a trip to the crusher This makes decent cars hard to find today. Fully restored, excellent, no-excuses, "super - star" 190SLs have now topped as much as $60,000 in private treaty, dealer-to-retail-buyer and auction sales. The high teens to low twenties is the price range.* acceptable, non-rusty examples needingjust a little bit of help here and there (i.e., drivers in #3 to 3+ condition). This car appears to have sold right where expected in today's market, and if the new owner can make a magnet stick to the body shell with no help from Elmer 's glue, then beach days this summer at Brighton will be a little bit more fun than in the family Vauxhall.—Dave Kinney (Historic data courtesy of auction company)• Sports Car Market


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I Want More friend's Porsche Panorama, the monthly publication of the Porsche Club of America, I found in the classifieds a '71 S Targa, silver/black, with about 130,000 miles that was claimed to be a very original car The seller sounded knowledgeable and said the car was rust and accident free, with matching numbers and all original equipment including the mechanical fuel injection. He noted several flaws, including an old and lousy repaint, a bad first-gear synchro, and a smoky engine. D He was located halfway across the country but, at $13,500, the car sounded interesting so I jumped on a plane. Although it was not running, I looked it over carefully. It was straight, there was no rust, and I was ready to tackle what it needed I was jazzed and decided to pay the full asking price. Then it started "I want more than the asking price," replied the seller Huh? "Yes, the price in my ad was too low. I am now accepting offers above the asking price. I believe I will be able to get more than $20,000." That was a new routine for me. I was stunned, and walked away in complete disgust. Is this the way you guys sell Porsches? Are these early 911S cars so hot you can get away with this kind of trickery?—S.M.B., Minneapolis, MN Dear S.M.B.: The early Porsche 911S cars (1967-73) are hot, no doubt about that, but what happened to you is not at all typical. Perhaps the seller discovered that he could get more than he asked from the number of responses to his ad. In any case, he changed his mind and wasn't straight enough to tell you before you made your cross-country trek. Was he right to do this? No way. Does this happen often in the Porsche world? I don't think so, but it has happened to me on rare occasions. How to prevent this? Try to verify the price before looking at the car. In your phone call, you might ask the seller to remind you of his price. At the end of the phone call, tell him you are interested and ask how firm he is on the price. If you think the chances are good you will buy the car, arrange to wire a nominal deposit, say $500, in exchange for a signed contract that says you will buy the car for the asking price assuming it meets your approval after an inspection. Realize that if a crooked, greedy seller wants to go bad on you, a signed piece of paper isn't really going to help, and legal action isn't financially feasible. But having something in writing can often help keep a deal on the right track. Another option is to stick with auctions and dealers, as they must stand behind their prices and actions more than private sellers do. As to the 2.2S, many enthusiasts who have never owned or even driven a 2.4 or 2.2S read the spec sheets and decide the 2.4 is the best, as it has 10 more horsepower. If you drive them both, though, you will find the 2.2 is a very special car. The 2.2 torque curve is very flat at high rpm. Once reaching the torque peak at 5,200 rpm, the amount of power available stays high right to redline. The 2.4S, while a bit stronger at low rpm, trails off at the top end faster than the 2.2. The 2.2 also July, 2001  ear Mr. Schrager: Jam interested in buying an early 9 11S. I had my heart set on the last of the true Ss, a '72-'73 2.4, but had noted you wrote in one ofyour columns that the 2.2S is also good All other things equal, which would youprefer, the 2.2S or the 2.4S? Also, I have a storyfor you. In a makes special noises—a staccato scream at high rpm that is quite satisfying. A well-known Porsche guru, Sam Cabigilo, had a wealthy customer ask him to locate an early S, preferably a 2.4. Money was no object, so Sam bought his choice of the best early S. It was a 2.2S. I understand that the customer, a very sophisticated owner of multiple Porsches, is quite pleased and feels he has an ultimate early S. I wouldn't feel bad about missing the '71. You'd easily have $30,000 in it by the time you spent $10,000 on the engine/transmission/fuel injection and $8,000 or so on paint. You wouldn't be hopelessly buried, but you'd certainly need a motivated buyer if you wanted to get most of your money back. If you set your budget at about $25,000, chances are you will find a very nice car that will need very little. And chances are you'll find a seller whose avarice won't overcome his ethics. Sorry about the bad egg you met, and thanks for sending his name along. I'll put him on my list of people that I will never do business with. Life is too short to get down in the mud with greedy pigs. • Knowledge is Power Buying, Driving and p iss C WIE 3I6 Enjoying the Porsche 356 er wonder what its really like to own and drive Porsche? James Schrager has written the definve -survival handbook" to guide you through I aspects of choosing and buying a 356, ownerhip and maintenance, and even how to effec- tively market your car for sale. Get your advice from an expert! 144 pages, softbound, 7 x 10 inches, $24.95 AVAILABLE NOW! *rt Duane Spencer's handbook is back, bigger and better than ever! Coming soon. Porsche 356 Performance Guide Racing Milestones PORSCHE • Porsche Racing Milestones Hal Thorns takes you on a photographic tour of Porsche racing from the 356 to the %2. 224 pages, hardbound, 11 x 9.5 inches. $39.95 Shipping NOW! Rpm 225 N. Second St. • Stillwater, MN 55082 Auto 888-237-4359 Books rpmautobooks.com  = 65


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Sportwage zu Verkaufen ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular classified only $15 per month. BMW *38 327/8 CABRIOLET, #'s match, 85 hp, 328 eng, runs very well, rebuilt engine in '86, nice car $34,500 firm. Jim, 708-3879934. 708-288-2588.IL put away running, all orig, call for #'s and details $14,500. 845-783-4407. NY *57 ISETTA 1-DR, in storage for 37 yrs, *60 700, Chadwick Transporter, very rare, 600 original miles, red w/white interior, runs, drives 100% $15,500 OBO. 610-6264220. 610-909-1420 cell. PA *622600L SEDAN, Bavarian blue & white, 50K km, V8, very good original car $19,900. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL *713.0 CS coupe, diamond blue, stick shift, wood, blk leather $9,800 OBO. 310-7938989. CA *72 CSi COUPE, 4-spd, white/blue velour, a/c, pw, ps, pb, 43 km, no structural rust, very original $9,500. 845-354-3969. NY *73 3.0CS1L, turkis/Recaro, restored, needs nothing $15,500 firm. 970-4721391. CO *74 2002tii, original paint and int, 175 hp, big brakes, 5-spd trans, racing susp, 80% limited slip, built by pro, looks stock $25,000. Brad, 619-895-0892. CA *79 633 SCi COUPE, 5-spd, high hp, Euro version, silver/blk, #406 $9,900. PAR Exotics & Classics, 914-637-8800. NY DEUTSCH-BONNET *58 HBR5, chassis #993 with optional large Alfin brakes, good running engine, needs some TLC $12,500. 323-656-7483. FAX 323-654-8788 CA HORCH *38 853 CABRIOLET, totally restored in all aspects, one of if not the best in the world $395,000. Cave Creek Classics, 623-4657246. FAX 623-465-7113 AZ MERCEDES-BENZ *38 320D, 4-door cabriolet, restored, rhd, new top, int, chrome, paint, fabulous car, history $43,500 offers/trades. 561 -3956188. FL *27 630K SPORT TOURER, $475,000 OBO. Barrett Jackson, 480 - - 421 6694. AZ *53 300S CONVERTIBLE, 2nd owner, low miles, orig paint, interior $125,000. 818-368-7226. CA toration on body done, all structural wood replaced, new side rails, rockers, front floors, epoxy primer over bare metal, leadwork, perfect gaps, ready for paint $45,000 OBO. 210-349-9520. TX *52 220 CABRIOLET, a ground up res- white, auto, needs minor restoration 520,000. 760-944-8444. CA *59 190SL, both tops, graphite gray, red leather, original owner, never before offered, non-restored southern CA car, in excellent condition, complete records, owner's manual, etc, $35,000 best offer over. 619584-4875. CA *60 190SL, blue/tan, complete restoration, show quality, two tops, new leather, carpet, convertible top, paint, tires and rechromed, serious inquiries only $36,000. Ted, 614-854-3772. OH *60 190SL, original excellent condition, US specs, 72K mi, 1-owner, red w/blk leather, both tops, new carb, extra parts, manuals, always garaged $32,000. 908233-9642. NJ *60 220SE CONVERTIBLE, totally restored to #1 cond, one of the best in the US $50,000. Ed, 973-778-5900. NJ *63 190SL ROADSTER, exceptionally straight rust-free car, extraordinary driver, books and records back to 1970, CA blk plate, German G fast cloth top and removable factory hardtop $20,900. 949-6504718. CA *57 190SL, First Place Concours winner, finest in the country, this CA car reflects museum quality and is perfect in every way, white w/red leather, whitewalls $45,000. 615-370-0282. TN *58 220S CONVERTIBLE, blk/red/ %oda Classic co *64 220SEB CABRIOLET, 6-cyl, 4-spd, white, blue top, maroon leather, Nardi wood wheel, ps, pb, cassette, driving lights, wheel discs, seat belts, Michelin radials, wood dash $17,900. Car Exchange, 847680-1950. IL *66 250SE CONVERTIBLE, white/tan, professionally restored, lots new, incld rebuilt eng, beautiful car, call for details $35,000 make offer. 516-741-4799. NY *71 280SE CABRIOLET, 3.5 liter V8, beige w/brown top and int, 3rd owner, extensive restoration 10 years ago $63,900. 954-785-8600. FL *69 280SL, white on red, 2 tops, auto AMFM radio, A/M air, 46K miles $25,000. 717239-3044 eves. PA *70 280SL CONVERTIBLE, white w/ blue & white int, both tops, excellent driving condition, always garaged, auto trans, a/c, all original, new Michelins, professionally repainted $22,500. Skip Maggard, 956-399-2491. TX *60190SL, caramel/brown, new top, new paint, good mechanics, great driver $21,500. tjfarch@aol.com, 814-4568667. FAX 814-453-4978 PA MESSERSCHMITT *60 TIGER, silver, red, black, ultra rare roadster model, total ground-up resto, absolutely complete and authentic $60,000. Tim Matthews, 626-578-1587. CA PORSCHE *55 SPEEDSTER, licensed replicar, raspberry pearl paint, custom matching int & burgundy top, custom body, chromed painted engine, Mazda oil cooler, complete show display, trophies galore $32,555 firm. Thom, 253-537-3690. WA *60 356 D BODY ROADSTER, red/tan int, orig radio, '63 SC eng, setup for racing, original block, prey club racer, car is gorgeous $45,000 OBO. 970-587-2241. CO *62 356 CABRIOLET, red/blk, new leather, untouched original body, strong engine $34,000. 303-668-4555. CO *70 911E TARGA, 101K mi, 2-owners, blk/tan, 5-spd, receipts since '71, well preserved, clean $15,700. 303-388-9788. CO *59 CONVERTIBLE D, 1600N, all numbers match, restored, ivory on ivory, black top, wonderful car $42,000. 303-4381793. CO *65 356C CAB, very late, possibly last few made, high quality frame-up restoration, ruby red/tan, very correct $46,000. 303-388-9788. CO *65356C COUPE, grey, red interior, #679, a very solid daily driver w/recent engine rebuild $16,900. PAR, 914-637-8800. NY *67 911S COUPE, polo red, blk leather, nice restoration, rust-free, matching #s $16,900. 310-266-7994. CA *68 911, soft window Targa, red/black, 5spd, tools, records, mint, original $20,000. 847-247-0447. IL *69911T COUPE, original CA car, rebuilt 2.4 engine, new paint, alloys, no rust $12,500. 877-356-4930. CA *73 911, silver/blk, sunroof coupe, sport seats, perfect $40,000. Brad, 619-8950892. CA *76 911 TURBO, 24K+ miles, coffee brown/tan leather, #483 of 530, loaded, show condition $33,950. 208-7652886. ID VOLKSWAGEN *62 KARMANN GIIIA, convertible, special Series, color sea blue with white top, original engine, 51,119 original miles, excellent condition, no rust or accidents, well maintained $10,500. tammyann_s@ yahoo.com. • 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 66  PRECIOUS METALS TRANSPORTATION OF FINE AUTOMOBILES • 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 CALL: 1-888-PRECIOUS! MASTEN VAN LINES, INC., 70 MONROE AVE., CRESSKILL, NJ 07626 WEB: WWW.GO-PRECIOUSMETALS.COM PRECMETALS@AOLCOM FAX: 201-894-0188 CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR SHOW-WINNING CLIENTELE! Sports Car Market


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tob il Cup Of Glory by Carl Bomstead Object: The Rudge Cup—Lot #136 Auction: Bonhams & Brooks, Sale of Aston Martin Motor Cars and Automobilia, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, England Date: May 12, 2001 Estimate: $21,400-$28,592 Sale Price: $37,812, including buyer's premium B onhams & Brooks conducted their second annual sale of Aston Martin motor cars and related automobilia on Saturday, May 12th at the Works Service in Newport Pagnell. The automobilia consisted of 130 lots of Aston Martin brochures, art work, racing posters and other items of interest to the faithful. The results were favorable and a number of items went for multiples of their high estimate. The highlight was eight items from the collection of William Bertelli. The Aston Martin name goes back to 1913. Martin refers to one of its founders, Lionel Martin, and Aston comes from the Aston- Clinton Hill raceway where he competed with the Singer cars he represented. The early company had minimal success, selling only 50 cars. In 1926 a group that included Bert Bertelli gained control and formed a new company, Aston Martin Motors Limited. Bertelli, an automotive engineer, had previously achieved success as a race driver. Several of the trophies the company won were offered in this auction. The value and interest in early racing trophies depends both on visual appeal and on the event from which they originated. Cups from obscure events sell in the hundreds of dollars while trophies from significant events, such as the Vanderbilt Cup, which was offered at auction in April with a required opening bid of $250,000, command big dollars. Of the three early Aston Martin trophies offered at Buckinghamshire, the Rudge Cup and another from the 24 Hours of Le Mans, for 1st in Class in the 1101-1500cc category in 1931, which achieved its high estimate of $20,125, did quite well. However, dem- The most spectacular was the Rudge Cup, presented to Aston Martin for consecutive achievement in the 1931 and 1932 24 Hours of Le Mans. Aston Martin, with Bertelli at the wheel, was 5th overall and 1st in class in 1931. In 1932 he was 2nd in class, which gave him the highest average for the two years. Rudge-Whitworth Wheels was the sponsor of the trophy and had been instrumental in establishing the 24-hour race, first held in 1923. onstrating how much the event affects value, a quite attractive silver winged wheel on an onyx base, awarded in 1934 for overall achievement in the Tourist Trophy event held on the Isle of Man, failed to reach $6,500 against its high estimate of $19,727. The bronze Rudge Cup is 15% inches high, with racing scenes depicted around the rim and an embossed figure of Victory on the supporting column. The cup had previously been used as a fruit bowl. After paying close to $40,000, we suppose the new owner will find something else to hold his apples, peaches and grapes.• A very expensive fruit bowl. 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 July, 2001  Worldwide Collector Car Insurance 1-800-338-4005 67


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*. Engine number: 397 0020 The original body was restored and painted Corvette bright white acrylic. The interior is finished in polished aluminum and black crackle. The windshield and rear window are unbreakable Lexan. The engine is a bored-and-stroked, 406-cubic-inch Corvette small block assembled by well-known vintage racing engine-builder Tom Lalinslci of Germantown, Pennsylvania. It drives through a close-ratio four-speed M-21 transmission. The current differential ratio is 3.31:1, though ratios from 2.73 to 4.56 are easily installed. Rich Taylor made his vintage racing debut in this car at the SVRA Sebring races, finishing third behind the Maserati Birdcage of Stirling Moss and Ferrari Testa Rossa of Peter Sachs. Since then, the Kellison has raced the full SVRA circuit, as well as the Lime Rock Vintage Fall Festival, where it received the Goodyear Cup. This Kellison is perfectly maintained, fully sorted and ready to win races. It has never had an accident or DNF. It comes with a current SVRA Group 4 logbook as well as a good Florida title. Years produced  Number produced  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up  Distributor cap  Price new  Engine #  Club  im Kellison was a fighter pilot during the Korean War who went on to study aircraft engineering at UCLA. In 1954, he founded his own company, Kellison Engineering, and began building professionally-engineered sports cars with fiberglass bodies. A Kellison J-4 Grand Turismo coupe cost $6,700 in 1959. To put that into perspective, you could buy a new Corvette for $3,875. As Motor Trend wrote when they tested Andy Porterfield's new car, "Kellison's J-4 is a well-built, nicely-executed coupe made for high-speed touring. There is luggage storage behind the driver and passenger in true GT tradition. Only thing, it's almost too pretty to race." This particular road racing Kellison has been taken about as far as you can go. Don Rodimer, SCCA executive director in the Northeast, owned it from new. Well-known author/racer/rally organizer Rich Taylor obtained it from Rodimer's estate in 1985. The original Kellison space frame, a mix of square and round tubes, was duplicated in all-new materials by Chassis Dynamics of Edison, New Jersey. A NASCARstyle roll cage, 15-gallon fuel cell, Simpson five-point harness, cut-off switch and other modern safety equipment were added at this time. Gauges are white-on-black VDO, steering wheel is Momo, shock absorbers are racing Koni, and brakes are four-wheel discs with Porterfield carbon-fiber pads. The classic 15x7 inch American Racing aluminum wheels are fitted with Dunlop Racing 61/2x15 tires. From Grand Classics to Twin Stripes of Smoking Rubber (..C. 1959 Kellison I-4R Coupe Awarr iirs dream. As a result, most of these shells were never completed. Ads for optimistically "90% complete" efforts for sale by kit buyers whose enthusiasm became overwhelmed by the realities of construction probably surpassed the number of ads placed by Kellison himself No doubt, Kellison's aircraft engineering background helped him complete a lightweight car that was far more sophisticated than the homebuilts, and his styling was certainly unmistakable. While the Devin body was a Ferrari knock-off the Kellison was an original design reflecting the American conviction that lower is better For me, however, Kellison crossed an aesthetic line. Instead of looking sleek, his car has an awkward, squashed appearance. As a practical, road-going, twoplace GT, this low-roof design inevitably sacrifices either head room or ground clearance, and probably both. Web site  www.kellisoncars.com Alternatives  Hagen Hedfield, 3402 Valley Creek Circle, Middleton, WI 53562 This car sold for $36,300, including buyer 's premium, at RM Auction's Amelia Island event on March 10, 2001. The Kellison dates from an era when young enthusiasts longed for an affordable, high-performance GT car with European specifications. Like the Devin, the Kellison offered sweat equity participation in a dream car that could compete with Ferraris, Maseratis, Aston Martins and Jags. Also like the Devin, the company offered a very few pre-built cars, primarily to reassure buyers that the dream could become reality. Ads for the fiberglass body shell avoided mentioning the level of skill and resources needed to accomplish the 68  Devin, Darrin, Kurtis Popular period styling features include an egg-crate grille, extreme tumblehome and fastback styling. However, the appearance hardly matters. This is a singlepurpose, NASCAR-like racer that is more prized for its accomplishments than its origins. If it were not for the car's unique nature and low market value, we might be asking, "Is it real or a replica?" (After all, who really cares if a sub-$40,000 car is not "completely authentic"?) With a totally new chassis and drivetrain, it a sharp sword sheathed in an old scabbard. The real value of this car is the entry it provides to exclusive venues for what amounts to 1954-68 55-65 N/A $225 $25 $6,700 Front of block Kellison Registry exotic car chump change. Being gridded with Stirling Moss's Birdcage and Peter Sachs 's Testa Rossa for just $40k? Moreover; today this car can more than hold its own against these real thoroughbreds. However, its contemporary success is not so much a triumph of Kellison's genius or of Ameri can engineering as much as it is the results of several generations 'sorting-out process. Chances are that an out-of-the-box Kellison in the '50s, on a race track, would have seen nothing but the fastdisappearing taillights of a true exotic.—Pat Braden (Historic data courtesy of auction company)• Sports Car Market


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American Cars For Sale ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular classified only $15 per month. BUICK cyl, Dynaflow, pw, p top, blk w/red int, white top, older restoration of a rust-free CA car $21,000. 323-251-1100. CA *49 SUPER 50 CONVERTIBLE, orig 8 *59 INVICTA CONVERTIBLE, 401 engine, restored, white w/blue interior, white top, auto, ps, pb $18,000. 623-5610852. AZ CADILLAC *41 SERIES 62, 2-dr convertible, dove gray w/red leather and blk top, restored high point show car and proven driver, radio and heater options, pw top $58,900. 314-993-1330. MO *50 CONVERTIBLE, new paint, top, tires, chrome, much more, call for details $29,000. 440-582-1686 after 9 pm. OH CHEVROLET alum heads, Griffith rad, air, disc brakes, red/ white leather, the nicest, fastest 55 around, call for details, may consider trades $45,000. 850-968-6861. FL *55 BEL AIR 2-DOOR POST, 396 hp, - CHRYSLER *49 T&C DELUXE CONV, only a few exist, green/wood ext, natural leather int, body-off professional restoration, eng/ trans remachined, all options, First Place winner every show $80,000. Volo Auto, Bill, 815-385-3644. IL *62 300H CONVERTIBLE, 2x4 bbl, 380 hp, red w/tan leather, beautiful frame-off restoration, two previous owners (both celebrities) $45,000. 407-872-1313. FL CORVETTE *53 car #261, restored, judged NCRS Top Flight at Carlisle Regional $135,000. 610649-8239. PA *54 orig Blue Flame 6-cyl, 3-carb, red w/ beige top, red/white int, ww tires, orig dated side curtains, Wonderbar radio, exc body/ frame, total body-off restoration, every nut and bolt $48,000. 828-345-1107. NC *55 pennant blue, tan top, tan seats and int, Ken Heckert paint, 3 owners since '62, immaculate cond $52,500. 717-8483300. PA *67 CAMARO SS CONVERTIBLE, CE 396/325, 4-spd, pb, console, factory gauges and tach, 373 12-bolt, walnut wheel, redlines, marina blue, white top, e/c $25,000. 804-769-0886. VA *69 CAMARO SS 396, 325 hp big block, CA car, all original, a/t, fact air, Daytona yellow, very rare combination, #s match, a real looker $65,000. 320-968-8941 Nights. MN *58 factory big brake RPO 684, radio, heater delete, fuel inj, 4-spd, CA car, mint frame excellent throughout, frame-on restoration, all RPO components on car meld heavy duty shock absorbers $75,000. 310397-3800. 310-452-2093 eves. CA *62 Gold Spinner award, Bloomington Gold, best there is, silver/blk, 2 tops, 340 hp, 4-spd, pw windows, Wonderbar radio, wide wheels with small hubcaps, 4.11 positraction $65,000. John, 708-2260514. IL *67 CONVERTIBLE, 4271435, #103287, original owner, complete history $130,000. 305-252-1256. FL DODGE *69 CHARGER 500, 426 Hemi, factory NASCAR Special, 1 of 27 4-spds built, orange w/blIc int, correct restoration of an original CA car, inspection marks, correct undercarriage, show quality $76,500 trades. 330-220-2152 6-10pm EDT. OH *70 CHALLENGER R/T, convertible, 383/727, this car is a Natal show winner, professionally restored, rally red, black int, white top, pw steering, AM radio, 51K mi $35,000. Jim, 218-721-3663. MN DUESENBERG *22 183 ci twin cam engine on a display stand, 1 of 1 $145,000. CCars, 626-4470327. CA LINCOLN *55 CAPRI CONVERTIBLE, very rare car with full professional restoration, blk w/cream leather int $65,000. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT OLDS *5398 CONVERTIBLE, yellow, maroon int ps, pb, pw top, pw seats, beautiful condition inside and out, runs great, must see and drive $23,500 trades. Stanley, 561-3956188. FL *69 CUTLASS LS CONV, auto, air, 350, pw, ps, blk w/white top, white int, super nice, Rallye wheels $11,900. 502-8936731. KY PLYMOUTH *62 SPORT FURY CONV, 361 V8, 305 hp, auto, ps, pb, white w/blk elec top, red/ blk int, buckets, console, beautiful orig car, engine compartment detailed too, 66K mi, call for more detail $22,500. David, 845329-0808. NY *68 BARRACUDA, Hemi lightweight, it is one of 4 or 5 that was never cut or altered, orig title is still in Arlon Vanke's name, call for details $57,000. Paul, 402-4663043. 402-540-4108.NE PONTIAC *55 STARCHIEF, 2-dr hardtop, turquoise and ivory, matching int, alt, V8, adj seat, wire wheels, skirts, ww tires, too much to list, excellent cond in & out, call for details $26,500. 828-345-1107. NC *57 BONNEVILLE CONV, mostly together except engine, trans, engine being restored, car needs work, some NOS parts, white w/red spear $30,000 firm. Neil Wynn, 740-373-6179. OH SHELBY *66 GT 350, white with blue stripes, solid rust-free, low #2 car, fun to drive $34,000. 570-584-4297. 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We make leasing as simple as turning the key. www.WhyNotLease.com CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT Cosdel International. 415/777-2000, fax 415/543-5112. Now in its 33rd year of international transport. Complete service, including import/export, customs clearances, DOT & EPA, air/ocean, loading & unloading of containers. Contact Martin Button, (CA) e-mail: www.info@cosdel. corn; web site: http://www.cosdel.com Passport Transport. 800/325-4267, fax 314/878-7295. Classic and specialty cars delivered anywhere in the USA. Special event services, including Pebble Beach, Monterey Histories, Barrett-Jackson, Chicago Histories, etc. 26 years of experience, insured, dependable. (MO) Intercity Lines, Inc. 800/221-3936, fax 413/436-9422. Rapid, hassle-free, coast to coast service. Insured, enclosed transport for your valuable car at affordable prices. State-of-the-art satellite transport tracking. Complete service for vintage races, auctions, relocation moves. www.intercity lines.com (MA) TNT, INC. 518/236-4166, fax 5 18/2364549. Personalized auto transport service—door to door, coast to coast, open carrier or enclosed carrier. Winching and 24 hour security. First class equipment. Dependable and insured. (NY) PC BEAR Auto Transport specializing in all types: hobby, collector vehicles, Alfa Ricambi. 818/956-7933, fax 818/ 956-5160. Comprehensive supply of parts that puts authorized dealers to shame! To maintain and restore your Alfa, vintage or current. 6644 San Fernando Rd., Glendale, CA 91201. ALFA ROMEO Parts 9435, fax 510/524-3636. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. 4435, 804/973-0555, fax 804/973-2368. Huge computerized inventory of Alfa/Fiat/ Lancia parts, 1956 to present. Excellent, knowledgeable service. Fast! 68-page catalog. Route 29 North, PO Box 9036, Charlottesville, VA 22906-9036. Black Bart's Emporium. 800/473- International Auto Parts. 800/788Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510/525- RESOURCE DIRECTORY Advertise in the SCM Resource Direc- 0078, 219/471-7278, fax 219/471-6359. 2639 Goshen Road, Ft. Wayne, IN 46808. America's largest supply of badges and emblems for Alfas and other exotics, plus other interesting special parts. Complete your restoration. 7656. Info, 410/426-7524, fax 410/ 426-8194. 5928 Belair Rd., Baltimore, MD 21206. Largest importer of Alfa, Fiat & Performance Motoring Associates 831/ 338-9703. Fax 831/338-2031. Former Alfa Romeo dealer and 20 time SCCA racing champion, Al Leake, has accumulated over 30 years experience and racing knowledge to compliment his new restoration shop in Boulder Creek, CA. Specializing in Giulietta/Guilia. PMA has an extensive inventory of cars, racing components and parts. 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Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702. We are SPICA and Bosch fuel-injection specialists with 25 years experience servicing Alfa Romeo. We are also intimate with many Maseratis. 807-1946. THE US Source for Original Upholstery Materials, Original Rubber Mats & Gaskets, and Original, New European Taillights, Headlights, Grilles and Door Panels for Most Italian Cars ('47-'78). Additional Distributors Wanted. (TX) Repairs / Restoration Britalia, Ltd. 510/548- SE Francis, Portland, OR 97206. Oregon's oldest and most respected Alfa repair and performance tuning facility. Milano spoken here! Ask about our used Alfas for sale. Fast work, fair prices. 650/508- Lancia parts on the east coast. Decades of experience—we know these cars, and we know the right parts. VISA/MC. Orders, http:/www.difatta.com Re- Originals. 281/807-1945, fax 281/ 0240, 2210 San 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://wwwjnca.com MGA Jaguar Nasko's Imports. 503/771-1472, 5409 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. 851- 8178. 565-A Bragato Rd., San Carlos, CA 94070. Performance modifications, service, repair & restoration for Italian automobiles. Allow us to do a restoration for you. 274Italian Performance/GTV City. Don, 1961, fax 425/287-0660. P.O. Box 554, Kirkland, WA 98033. Prewar European autos, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, specializing in vintage Bentleys. Peter Hageman, Vintage Automobiles. Rolls-Royce/Bentley 206/954- FERRARI / MASERATI / LAMBO ETC. 0064. 1425 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209. More than two decades of helping Alfa, Ferrari, Maserati & Lamborghini owners keep their cars on the road while not emptying their bank accounts. Other foreign cars serviced as well. Dan Sommers' Veloce Motors. 503/ ENGLISH The American magazine for British car enthusiasts. Classic profiles, historical articles, club events, technical information, restoration advice. One year (six issues) is $22.95. Repairs / Restorations / Race Sports and Vintage Cars, Inc. ph/fax British Car magazine. 800/520- 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 Austin- 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. July, 2001  Healey Club USA. 888/4A11Austin-Healey JWF Restorations, Inc. 503/643-3225, fax 503/646-4009. Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. AC restoration specialist. 35 years experience. Partial to full restorations done to street or concours standards. AC Owner's Club Limited. 503/ 643 - NY. Specializing in the repair of all British cars. Factory trained Rolls-Royce and Jaguar technician. Located an hour and a half from the New York Metropolitan area. Pickup and delivery arranged. Call Jeff Palmero. AC 4012, 4815 NE 97th, Portland, OR 97220. 36 years of British car repair to a very high standard. Also prep cars for vintage racing and rallying. Jags, TRs, MGs, Healeys, Morgans, Lotus and oddball orphans like Riley and Singer welcomed. Call Peter or Sue Price. International Motor Car Repair, Inc. 9027, Hopewell Junction, 503/254ph/fax 845/2268292. 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. Route 66 Classic Restoration. 918/ 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 - 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) Locations in New Jersey and Arizona. www.tonylabella.com 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) 949/366Michael Sheehan. 949/646-6086, fax fax 505/838-1222. Send check or Visa/MC to PML/SC, PO Box 567, Socorro, NM 87801. 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 $100). phil@ pmletter.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. Porsche Market Letter. 888/928Porsche 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 Clamente, CA. GERMAN 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 appointment only, please. www.symbolicmotors.com GT Motors. 818/546- 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. 2971, fax 818/ 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- 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, simonrandy@ aol.com If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please, call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. Randy Simon. (CA) Gentry Lane Lamborghini. 416/535- Garry Roberts & Company. 949/650- Sports Leicht Restoration, Inc. 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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. • Shelby American Automobile Club. AMERICAN Shelby 860/364- Display Ad Index Alfa Ricambi  Autosport Designs, Inc.  Birkin America  Bonhains & Brooks  Brian D. Moore  British Auto Shoppe  Car Logistics  Centerline  Chequered Flag  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. vvww.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. Yoseph ,C. alise AUTOMOBILE APPRAISAL SERVICES For The Northern California Area Rocky Santiago. 405/843-6117, fax 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. (415) 332-8183 Benz Club of America. 800/ Christie's International  Classic Cars.Com  Classic Showcase  Cosdel International  Cosmopolitan Motors  Exotic Car Transport  Garry Roberts  Glycine Watches  Grundy Insurance  Tony LaBella Classic Cars. 856/4249111, 6661, 22 49 62 6-7 11 63 29 22 9 5, 40-41 77 12 31 75 47 59 33 67 Guild of Automotive Restorers  19 Horseless Carriage  Intercity Lines  ItalParts  JC Taylor Insurance  J.J. Best Banc & Co.  Jon Norman's Alfa Parts  Joseph L. 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Auction Reports continued from page 59 SCM AUCTION REPORT: KRUSE SPRING AUBURN #92 1963 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS - cars are worth $30,000 and up; the market wonders what kind of glue they've been sniffing. This was a pretty nasty car, overall. #480 - 2 - 1953 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE door Coupe. S/N P24462297. Brown/black vinyl. Odo: 69,022 miles. Black-plate Califor- Coupe. S/N 31847L230051. White/tan vinyl. 409 V8. PS, PB. Very thin poor repaint showing through to primer in many areas. Paint was so thin some panels appeared to be different shade of white. Fair panel fit and chrome/stainless. Heavy Bondo showing at rear in front of nia car. 1999 Nevada 1000 race La Carrera Nevada. Paint buffed through on top, some paint flaws and chips. Suspension redone, interior decent. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,480. Only 750 2-door hardtop Plymouth Belvederes were built in 1953. Overall, a handsome vintage rally car and a minor bargain at the price, given what it costs to build one. Recently sold by Oregon SCM'er Gary Blodgett. #756 - 1956 CHEVROLET NOMAD 2 door - Wagon. S/N VC565085599. Black and white/ black and white cloth and vinyl. Odo: 33,295 miles. Nice older restoration starting to show some wear. Carpets sagging with tear in rear. A few rock chips in paint. A/C belt missing. Window lace starting to come loose. Nice stainless trim and chrome. Good panel fit, slightly wavy door. Wide whites, tissue dispenser. Clean, well-maintained engine and compartment. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $23,320. Nomads have a cult following. This was a representative price for a driver #40 - 1956 LINCOLN Mk 112 door Hard- top. S/N C56B2216. White/green and white vinyl. Odo: 80,709 miles. A/C, PW, PS. Older repaint of mediocre quality. Reupholstered interior in vinyl instead of leather. Broken driver's door window, good bumpers, pitted grille. Smoked badly when running. A/C belt missing. Decent original engine complete. Good panel fit but much repair has been done to rear quarter panels. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $10,600. Would make a good ten-footer with a detail. Cheap enough for an interesting car that has a following, but no real market value. July, 2001  good panel fit except driver's door and hood. Fading and pitting chrome. Original interior usable but needing reupholstery. Slightly tweaked front bumper. Good paint job except for short shot jambs and orange peel on left body sides. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $4,240. A lot of car for not very much money. Handsome lines, but not much following in the market. Still, with a little attention, there's money left in this car #861 - 1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N MICH72494. Blue/black. Odo: 8,484 miles. Rebuilt motor, nice engine compartment. Nice redone interior. Older blue hubcaps, Rally Pac, AM radio. Miles unknown. Faded paint mismatched in some panels. Very poor chrome quality. Older top has clouding in rear window. If listed in a US government form, it would read: FORD/MUSTANG/CONVERTIBLE/COMMON COLOR/LOW OPTIONS/ GENERIC. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $14,204. Wisely sold as a No Reserve car; bidders waited for this car to cross the block Correct price for a beater open 'Stang these days. #495 - 1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. SN 194675S116293. Goodwood green/saddle tan vinyl. Odo: 4,687 miles. Car card stated "frame-on restoration." Looked more like a repaint. Tired and flattened seats. Very good paint and top, good chrome. Windshield 73 power steering, brakes and windows. Not detailed under hood, and not pretty either. "Fly Away Home" Avanti hubcaps precariously mounted on chrome wheels. Straight body, clean interior. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $14,575. The Avanti was offered with a supercharger, A/C or neither This car has neither, so it is not as valuable as its better-equipped brethren. For this condition and equipment, the seller did quite well in this transaction. #839 - 1964 FORD GALAXIE 500 XL Con- vertible. S/N 4J68X180158. Black/white vinyl. Odo: 18,838 miles. Straight body with (vinyl runs down both sides, body colored in the middle), roof rack, factory AM/FM. Trailer towing package, A/C, power steering, power windows, power seats. Complete with window sticker. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,964. Station wagons are becoming a hot item. SUV equivalents during many Baby Boomers' childhoods, wagons were used hard and used up, so survivors are rare. This car was a fully equipped survivor and the price didn't seem to surprise anyone—but us. #450 - 1965 FORD MUSTANG Convert- ible. SN F508C605702. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 10,007 miles. Automatic, factory wire wheel bumper. Original rear vinyl with seat top falling apart from sun. Front seats recovered. Fair engine bay. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,628. Body tag was missing, so hard to tell if this was a factory-built SS. Good strong money for a coupe that had a less than brilliant presentation. #573 - - Coupe. S/N 63R4762. White/turquoise vinyl. Odo: 24,119 miles. Automatic transmission. repaint showing its age. Heavy patch work around windshield, left rear quarter and deck. Poor door fit. Nice chrome and top. Wavy rear quarters. Nice dash and steering wheel. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $19,610. 327 V8, automatic. A driver bought cheap. Do the numbers match? At this price, who cares? For less than $20k, someone now owns the Corvette of their dreams. And if they don't abuse it, they will always get their money back and probably more. #20 - 1965 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN1963 STUDEBAICER AVANTI 2 door TRY Wagon. S/N C753225321. Gold/gold vinyl. Odo: 5,719 miles. White split vinyl roof


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Sall AUCTION REPORT: KRUSE PRING AUBURN  • • • • • • •• • • • • has a wiper scratch; many details weak or missing. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $25,440. A fair price for an open Sting Ray in driver condition. A perfect car to drive and enjoy, without worrying about rock chips or concours trophies. You're sure to get one and not the other You'll also never lose money on a car like this. #1021 -1967 CORD 8/10 Convertible. Body by Glen Prey. S/N 0C1131. Cream yellow/burgundy leather. Odo: 26,461 miles. Studebaker a buyer whose idea of a one-off is in congruence with the builder s. Bid was certainly enough. #115-1979 FORD PINTO Hatchback. S/N 9T10Y218683. Dark green/black vinyl. you gave up your house instead of your vintage race car when the stockmarket tanked. Remember, "You can sleep in your car but you can't drive your house." Except for this one. #710-2000 DODGE VIPER RT-10 Convertible. S/N 1BER5E3YV606735. Steel blue/ tan leather. Odo: 348 miles. Scrape on bottom Avanti steering wheel, Corvair air-cooled 6-cylinder motor. Two-seater, reasonable cosmetics. Unusual color combination works better than it sounds on paper. Cute, but in a good way. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $15,900. These were called 8/10 Cords by builder Glen Prey as they were 8/10ths the original size. Only a few dozen were made in the '60s before production ceased. Original Cord designer made clay model for this production. High retail price. #62-1971 PLYMOUTH 'CUDA Convertible. S/N BH27G1B116762. White/black vinyl and leather. Odo: 82,429 miles. 426 Hemi Odo: 328 miles. AM radio, 4-speed, heated rear window. Some chrome trim loose, just like from the factory. Basically an as-new vehicle, perhaps put away by a futurist who realized that less than a relative handful of Pintos would survive to the 21st century. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $6,466. Two ways to look at this one— cheap money for a new car with no warranty but with inexpensive and available parts, or cheap money for a potential museum display on the history of fireworks. Either way, cheap is the word that says it best. #35-1999 PLYMOUTH PROWLER 2-door Convertible. SN 1P3EW65G5XV5003. of front air dam and road dirt on inside of wheels are the only deficiencies. Cond: I-. NOT SOLD AT $53,000. There are so many Vipers out there now that they are becomingjust used cars. Their values are really a couple of decades away from showing any uptick—and who knows, maybe they still be building them then. • Increase your traffic. clone of a 318 V8 car. Panel fit of trunk, doors and hood poor. Was probably put together from more than one car. Good quality paint job but lots of overspray on windshield post and interior. Sraight body with fair chrome. Incorrect dash for a Hemi car. Rust showing on inside rear quarters below top. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $41,000. You're bidding on the motor here, with the rest of the sheetmetal hung on for effect. Fair offer #39-1972 LINCOLN MARK IV 2-door Coupe. S/N 2489A810458. Pearl white/tan vinyl. Odo: 43,222 miles. "Bugmi" Barris custom. Danny Thomas was former owner of one of two reported built. Motor Trend car of the month 7/73. Designed by Harry Bradley. Wellenough done, but beauty is a subjective thing, isn't it? Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $32,000. Every custom is a tough sell, as you have to find 74  Purple/gray leather. Odo: 7,023 miles. Alikenew car. Announced "sold" on the block, but within seconds a "still for sale" sign appeared in the window. Disappointing because we thought for a second we had seen an actual Prowler auction sale, as rare as the mythical white rhino. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $34,000. This was a near-retail offer Now that everyone who must have a Prowler has one, we're seeing how the market values them. Question: Will Plymouth-badged Prowlers be worth more or less than when Chrysler Prowlers hit the secondary market? #129-1999 FREIGHTLINER CM82 Truck and Trailer. S/N 1FV6HJBA1X119275. White. Odo: 40,373 miles. Diesel, push-button automatic. A/C, refrigerator, freezer, bath with shower, kitchen table, microwave, oak cabinets. 19" color TV with VCR. Nice condition tractor motor home and trailer hauler comes with 52' car trailer with shop area and lights. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $80,000. Reran, and reached a no-sale high bid of $70,000. Just the thing if Advertise in Sports Car Market. Call (503) 261-7127 for information and rates. Sports Car Market


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Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC "We Covet the Rare and Unusual, Whether Pedigreed or Proletarian" "MEM AUTOMOBILES 1947 Alfa Romeo 6C2500, Freccia d'Oro Sport  1957 Alfa Romeo 750 Giulietta Normale, restored, 5-speed  1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Normale, need finishing  1967 Alfa Romeo GT Veloce 1600, nice driver  1969 Alfa Romeo Duetto 1750, nice driver  1974 Alfa Romeo GTV, driver  1976 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT, strong runner, complete  1978 Alfa Romeo Spyder, runs great  $85,000 1955 Land Rover, short chassis, fully restored  $21,000 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII, black/black  1972 Lancia Fulvia Zagato 1600  1969 Alfa Romeo GTV, fully restored to club concours condition  $17,000 1961 MGA 1600 Roadster, red and restored  $12,500 1967 MG Midget, wires and hardtop  $5,500 1972 MG Midget, nice restoration  $15,000 1954 MG TF 1500, fully restored  $6,500 $1,200 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 d, Ivory/red, restored  1979 Alfa Romeo Kamm-tailed Spyder, maroon, driver  1991 Alfa Romeo 164 Sport Sedan, excellent driver  1966 Austin-Healey 3000/13J8, Silverstone Blue, restored  1969 Austin-Healey "Bugeye" Sprite, project  1963 Bentley S-III RHD, another fine example  1957 BMW 502 Sedan, project  1937 Bugatti Type 57c, Atalante Decouvrable  1963 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron sedan  1973 Citroen SM, 1 owner, 42,000 miles, green/black  1939 Delage D6 Drophead 3.0. Figoni & Falaschi  1936 Delahaye 135 Labordette 3-position drophead  1937 Delahaye 135 Competition, original proper racecar  1947 Delahaye 135MS, Graber Cabriolet  1954 Delahaye 235 Chapron, former Pebble Beach entrant  1961 DKW 1000 SP, restored roadster  1961 Facel Vega Excellence, owned by Napoleon's offspring  1963 Ford Fairlane, 2 dr., extremely original  1920 Hispano-Suiza 8-10 H.P. Tourer  1947 Indian Chief, ex-Chiluly motorcycle  1950 Jaguar Mark V, DHC, 3.4-liter  1961 Jaguar Mark II, custom cabriolet, project  1965 Lancia Flarninia Super Sport Zagato, Series V  1965 Lancia Flarninia Pininfarina Coupe (2)  $4,200 1969 Mercedes-Benz 600 S.W.B., longterm owner, fact. sunroof  $37,500 1973 Mercedes-Benz roadster, one-off  $2,200 1966 Mercedes-Benz 200 diesel,! owner, 45K original miles  $3,750 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SEb, nice driver  $115,000 1994 Karnov KA 32 Russian Helicopters  $185,000 Fully refitted, 3 in stock $175,000 $5,750 1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith, H.J. Mulliner Divided Limo  $650,000 1937 Talbot Lago T-26 Record Concours drophead  $5,750 1974 Toyota Land Cruiser,green/black, two owners  $11,500 1966 Triumph Spitfire, rusty body  $375,000 AIRCRAFT WATERCRAFT $125,000 1938 Jensen Motorboat 38' Classic Cruiser  $17,500 1947 Harco 40' Mahogany Pleasure Yacht  $95,000 $3,500 1959 Moretti Tour de Monde Coupe, Ivory/burgundy, restored  $27,500 1989 Range Rover County, red/tan  1983 Maserati Quattroporte, expertly maintained, Ivory  $12,995 1790 Louis XVI walnut armchairs - Recently recaned, $25,000 $13,500 The complete interior of Seattle's Austin Bell Building. Doors, windows, baseboard, wainscoting, elaborate rails and balustrades, a steam-powered $35,000 1920 Canebacked lounge chairs, pair  $7,500 $235,000 $12,500 $2,300,000 each $10,995 Expensive, extensive, eclectic collection of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Californian, Washingtonian, Oregonian, and Italian collector wines. Old vintages to recent releases. $49,500 $20,000 $15,000 $38,000 FERRARIANA $850 World class collection of numerous period posters, prints, lithographs and sculptures to do with Ferrari and other vintage marques. BUGATTI ACCESSORIES Dozens of early and recent Bugatti collectibles, accessories and artwork. AUGUSTE RODIN (1840- 1917) $12,500 "Meteor". Famous one-off fantailed mahogany cruiser by Jensen. Restored. $120,000 $7,500 Twin 440s. Cruises at 27 kts, Art Deco head turner. Expensive when new. 1954 Chriscraft 29', beautiful ex-Tahoe Mahogany speedboat  $25,000 Twin Hercules 6-cylinder, small galley and head. Fascinating history. $37,000 1958 Richardson 41'  $6,000 Cigarette-style ofshore racer, 85mph. $20K in recent recipts. $22,500 Very nice boat, formerly of the Miller Brewing family, named "High Life" $75,000 1989 Sonic 31'  $110,000 Cosmopolitan Imports is proud to announce its sponsorship of La Belle Epoque, an exhibition including 51 works by the famous 19th century sculptor Auguste Rodin. Curated by Weatherford Gallery Director Harry James Moody and David Weatherford of DRW Interiors, the exhibition will be on view from 2/5-4/15/2001 at the Weatherford Gallery in Seattle, Washington. $42,500 $48,000 Recognized as the most important sculptor of the 19th century, Rodin's hmovadons in form and subject matter established his reputation as the fust master of modern sculpture. Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, Auguste Rodin continues to symbolize the beginning of a "New Age". $60,000 elevator with cut glass, beams, treads and bricks. VINTAGE WINES $18,500 1870 American chenywood chamber pot. Excellent  $1,750 1880 Restoration / Federalist Parisian chairs, pair  $4,500 1890 Parson's couch - restored  fully documented, pair  ANTIQUE MILLWORK $11,500 Fastest fishing boat in the world. Vessel in excellent condition,low hours. $22,000 $17,500 1998 Cobra Sportfish Cat  ANTIQUE FURNITURE $15,000 $3,000 $2,500 $3,500 $79,995 $1,800 • ALWAYS BUYING • We are experts in shipping. • We appraise collector cars world-wide for insurance or settlements. (206) 467-6531 • Fax (206) 467-6532 2030 8th Avenue • Seattle, Washington 98121 www.cosmopolitanmotors.com


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eWatch r t was a tough decision. Bid on the 1983 Ferrari 400i, formerly owned by tennis bad-boy John McEnroe or the '84, with only 29,000 miles, once owned by the perma-tanned George Hamilton. Offered on eBay, tanning won out over tennis. McEnroe's car received 14 bids to reach $24,600 but failed to sell. Five bids pushed the ex-Hamilton car to $20,702.02 and a new owner. EBay Motors looks to have become the 400i graveyard, where these rather uninteresting, and certainly difficult to sell (Ferrari never imported any to the US) 2+2s appear with regularity. Most that we see sell below the SCM Price Guide values, so either they're a bargain or the Guide needs revising. I think the latter. The owner of a 1981 Fiat Abarth two-door with only 1,000 miles, offered on eBay Motors, did not want to be bothered with e-mails. He stated that if you were really serious, you could call with your questions. It did not look as though his phone was ringing off the hook since no bidders were willing to step up to his $40,000 opening bid requirement. It was stated to have been the recipient of numerous Fiat awards, but $40 large? ' Just when we think we have seen it all, something new pops up on our new 21-inch flat-screen monitor. This time it was Hot Wheels—those little toys that sell for a couple of bucks at the toy store. The ones that had us shaking our heads were not a couple of bucks; they were well into four figures, if not five. They were all on eBay and a 1968 Creamy Pink (not rose) Camaro, in its original blister pack, had 25 bids and sold for $3,150. The only known orange solid-roof VW received 31 bids and sold for $3,484.34. Then we came across a 1973 store display. It had 25 separate items that were all in blister packs and included many of the rarest colors. Receiving 41 bids, it brought $38,700. But we're just getting going here. eBay#584484313-HOT WHEELS VW REAR LOAD BEACH BOMB. First bid: $1. Number of bids: 37. SOLD AT: $21,900. Date sold: 5/3/2001. A Hot Wheels toy that cost more than my first house? Even if it is only one of two known in purple, the final price is still amazing. What is even more amazing is that the seller will lose a couple grand on the transaction, as he had originally paid more. It is one of about 25 built in 1969. However, it was top heavy and would not work with the "Supercharger," a batteryoperated accessory. Most were destroyed when the new version was introduced, which accounts for its rarity. At these prices, don't let your kids near these things. caswel.com Lot #890 — - by Carl Carl Bomstead ROLLS ROYCE ROLLS' ROYCE, Good Oil holds compression. Held Compression means power sawd. 7ENACO NOTC12 COE. -,saves power. DOSSEY HARDWARE CO. OWL IL OKLA FIBERGLASS SIGN. First bid: $50. Number of bids: 14. SOLD AT: $176. Date sold: 5/ 24/2001. Twice a year Collectors Auction Services conducts a phone/Internet auction that features a number of items of interest to "car guys." One item that fell through the cracks was a large (85" x 50") RollsRoyce embossed fiberglass dealership sign that sold for less than half the going rate. The company tightly controls their dealer items and rarely lets them slip from their control. eBay#1144008845— TEXACO MOTOR OIL BLOTTER. First bid: $9.99. Number of bids: 13. SOLD AT: $138.50. Date sold: 5/20/ 2001. In the early 1920s Texaco provided give-away blotters at stores and garages that sold their products. The entire series consists of 23 different images and their appeal crosses several boundaries. Gas and oil collectors compete with ephemerists (paper collectors) to own all 23. This is one of the harder ones to find. If $138 seems like a bunch for a blotter, another example of the same image sold a few months ago for $325. Prices for some collectibles on eBay have been falling recently, as noted in an article in the Wall Street Journal last month. As more and more collectors put their stuff on-line, you end up with more sellers than buyers, and values suffer. eBay Motors#587065723 - 1952 STANGUELLINI. First bid: $19.52. Number of bids: 49. SOLD AT: $41,100.01. Date sold: 5/13/2001. Vittorio Stanguellini, who grew up with Enzo Ferrari, was known for competition cars but he also constructed a limited number of very handsome road cars. The 1100 Sport Internazionales, based on a Fiat chassis with an 1100-cc engine designed by Golfieri, were most attractive. It was speculated, in the extensive 15-page description provided by the seller, that this example participated in the 1953 Mille Miglia with Signore Giorgetti, who may have bodied the car, at the wheel. While the origins and history of this car were literally and liberally sprinkled with "maybes" and "could have beens" and "reputed to bes," this was a very handsome car nonetheless, and could probably guarantee an entry into most vintage events for—relatively speaking— not a lot of money. Thanks to SCM'er Doug McKenzie for e-mailing this link to me. eBayMotors#583093230-1960 FERRARI 250 GT OWNER'S MANUAL. First bid: $50.00. Number of bids: 21. SOLD AT: $1,125.00. Date sold: 5/01/2001. The 250 GT sales brochures offered in the past few months were pushing hard to hit the $200 mark. Why would an owner's manual, in Italian, bring nearly six times the money? Owner's manuals are hard to come by as they are rarely transferred with the cars, and far fewer were originally printed than sales brochures. This piece was sold by a German dealer who specializes in this kind of merchandise. And the fact that it was in Italian was irrelevant—we'll all be surprised if it's ever opened by anyone besides a concours judge. eBay#1142718388-145 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE INDY 500 1911 1920. First bid: $375. Number of bids: 25. SOLD AT: $2,300. Date sold: 5/14/2001. - This was an album of original photographs that included all the prominent names of the era. Not all were from Indy and there was a small selection of early motorcycle racing photos that are valuable in their own right. At a touch over $15 a photograph, this is a great buy if early racing is your thing. The high bidder collects items from the Tacoma Speedway, which operated in the same era the photographs originated from, so my guess is he was just looking for some reasonably-priced trade bait.•


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SCM Super Showcase ERA 427 Sc Cobra. Roush 427 side oiler, Accusump, close-ratio top-  loader, Halibrands, Wilwood, fuel cell, Aeroquip saftey systems, Aston  books, tools and records. S/N 26267. 6 curbs, 5-speed. $32,000. New  Martin Green, bump steered and sorted. A serious and complete package.  spare and rim. (978) 764-0860 (MA)  $60,000. (734) 428-8868 (Ml) (July) 1979 Ferrari 400GT. 29k miles, condition 2, California car with all  1979 Mercedes-Benz 6.9 Sedan. 54,000 miles. Full maintenance records from 1980 to 2001. Champagne with tobacco leather. Original, rare, beautiful. S15,000. (903) 593-2552. (TX) 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SEL Silver/black. Sunroof, A/C, PM, full service  history and all books/records. Great original 109 series sedan. $4,875 OBO.  Atlanta. (770) 751-6814. (GA)  Keith Martin's 1969 Alfa Vintage Racer. Built 2L big-valve engine, Weber 45s, Panhard, big brakes, oil cooler, close 5th, fire system. Extremely reliable and fast, needs nothing. S13,500 OBO. Building another race car. Dan Sommers, (503) 274-0064. (OR) (photo Bob Dunsmuir) 1934 MG PA Airline Coupe. VN 6066. One of 28 Airline Coupes. Restored in England in late 1980s and featured in several automotive magazines. Some history and most tools included. Westminster and Ulster Green. $65,000. (503) 678-2598. stewda@aol.com . (OR) www•class c car scorn (WE BUY CARS) LANCIA Gr. 5 OSCA MT4  ) (  MORETTI 1955 ALFA ROMEO TZ1  ( ELVA BARCHETTA ) ( JAGUAR XK 120 )  ABARTH OT (DATABASE CHASSIS NUMBERS) HISTORIC RACE JUNE 2001 bob@classicscars.com M.M. BARCHETTA )


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