Want to read this issue? To get started, subscribe here, or sign in!

Search This Issue

Page -1

ODOMETER ROLLBACK FACTS AND FRAUDS • 194 CARS RATED SKeith Airtin's p e Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values and Trends orts Car INSIDE: Ferrari prices on the roller coaster again 0 '65 Pontiac GTO '69 Porsche 911 '55 Healey 100M July 2005 6.0008 $8.00CAN 0 7> 9281 6

Page 0

 ~~ THE PEBBLE BEACH AUCTION PRESENTED BY GOODING fk COMPANY THE 1967 FERRARI 275 GTS/4 NART SPYDER PROTOTYPE • First NART Spyder produced, 1 of 2 alloy bodied • Featured in The Thomas Crown Affair with Steve McQueen • Finished second in class at the 1967 12 Hours of Sebring Race CONTACT US NOVV TO CONSIGN SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2005 "4 ■1/4.. ..PEBBLE, ()• (St Its  CCCLI. I• I PEBBLE BEACH EQUESTRIAN CENTER Pebble heache. Pebble Beach Concours d'Eleganceki. the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegancenr Logo and distinctive images of Pebble Beach. are trademarks. service marks. and trade dress of Pebble Beach Company. Used by permission.Photography by Ron C Hill. GOODING 8 DAVID GOODING TEL: (310) 899 - TEL: (802) 362-4719  1960  1528 6" STREET SUITE 120 SANTA MONICA CA 90401 FAX: (310) 899 - 0930  E - 4 COMPANY DAVID BROWNELLI EASTERN U S REPRESENTATIVE www.goodingco.com  E-MAIL: dbrownell@goodingco.com MAIL: david@goodingco.com

Page 1

SYMBOLIC IOTOR CAR COM. www.symbolicmotors.com Currently in stock: • 1951 Ferrari 340 America Full restoration. Matching numbers. s/n: 0138/AM • 1959 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder Factory comp. engine. Disc brakes. s/n: 1501 GT • 1959 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder Ex.Joe Siefert. Matching numbers. s/n: 1217 GT • 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO • 1995 Ferrari 412T2 F1 • 1983 Arrows A6 F-1 4th of 32 completed series 1 GTO's. s/n: 3445/GT Fully sorted, ready to race. s/n: 163 Complete, documented restoration. s/n: 04 • 1991 Jaguar XJR15 Very few hours since restoration by TWR. s/n: 001-Race • 1980 Lotus 81/3 F-1 Ex. Andretti/De Angelis car. s/n: 03 • 1992 Nissan 300ZX GTP Huge spares package including engines. s/n: 90-05 • 1973 Porsche 2.7RS Upgraded 2.8 engine. s/n: 911 360 0830 • 1967 Shelby American Can Am "Cougar Cobra" 1 of 3 built. Only known extant. s/n: 002 • 1950 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Fully restored. Grand Sport cabriolet. s/n:102028 • 1962 Ferrari 250GT0 • The Ultimate Collectors Ferrari 1 7440 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla, CA 92037 • Ph. 858.454.1800 • Fax. 858.454.1890

Page 2

RM AUCTIONS INC. VINTAGE MOTOR CARS AT MEADOW BROOK HALL IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MEADOW BROOK HALL CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE t' 1930 DUESENBERG MODEL SJ TORPEDO PHAETON J582 Coachwork by Walker LaGrande "" •111PO4 1930 DUESENBERG MODEL J CONVERTIBLE COUPE J194 PREWAR AMERICAN & EUROPEAN CLASSICS: ROB MYERS  MIKE FAIRBAIRN  800-211-4371 800-211-4371 RACING & SPORTS CAR SPECIALIST JACK BOXSTROM  FIFTIES & SIXTIES SPECIALIST: DAN SPENDICK  613-476-9132 800-211-4371 1932 CADILLAC V8 DUAL COWL PHAETON .rmyers@rmauctions.com .mfairbairn@rmauctions.com .dspenclick@rmauctions.com .jboxstrom@rmauctions.com 1930 PACKARD MODEL 733 FIVE PASSENGER PHAETON WEST COAST SPECIALIST: IAN KELLEHER  MIDWEST SPECIALISTS: KEN WALLACE  800-211-437  734-547-6200 JOHNATHAN HOOKER  800-211-4371 SOUTHEAST SPECIALIST: DONNIE GOULD  954-566-2209 800-211-4371 www.rmauctions.com ONE CLASSIC CAR DRIVE, BLENHEIM, ONTARIO, CANADA NOP 1A0  TEL. 519-352-4575  FAX: 519-351-1337 OFFERING THE WORLD'S FINEST MOTOR CARS ikelleher@rmauctions.com • ...kwallace@rmauctions.com • ...jhooker@rmauctions.com ....dgould@rmauctions.com CATALOGS AND BIDDFR REGISTRATION STEPHANIE JACKLIN 800-211-4371 sjacklin@rmauctions.com

Page 3

CTA RM AUCTIONS INC. Monterey SPORTS &CLASSIC CAR AUCTION PORTOLA PLAZA HOTEL MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA AUGUST 19 & 20, 2005 NOW ACCEPTING FURTHER ENTRIES 1960 ASTON MARTIN 0B4 GT ZAGATO Chassis #DB4GT 0199/L Finished in a striking red with black interior, this superb Zagato is the second car built and was completed in Italy; one of the few actually built by Zagato since many were bodied in England utilizing that coachbuilder's design. Amazingly, this example has had only one owner for the last 30 years. 1932 ALFA ROMEO P3 TIPO B MONOPOSTO  CHASSIS NO. 5006  PREWAR AMERICAN & EUROPEAN CLASSICS:  ROB MYERS  MIKE FAIRBAIRN  RACING & SPORTS CAR SPECIALIST:  JACK BOXSTROM  FIFTIES & SIXTIES SPECIALIST:  DAN SPENDICK  1940 FORD GT 40 PROTOTYPE  800-211-4371 ..rmyers@rmauctions.com  800-211-4371 ...mfairbairn@rmauctions.com  613-476-9132 ...jboxstrom@rmauctions.com  800-211-4371  .dspendick@rmauctions.com  WEST COAST SPECIALIST: IAN KELLEHER  MIDWEST SPECIALISTS: KEN WALLACE  1958 FERRARI 250 GT TOUR DE FRANCE BERLINETTA CHASSIS NO. 1161 GT 800-211-4371 ...ikelleher@rmauctions.com 734-547-6200 ...kwallace@rmauctions.com JOHNATHAN HOOKER ...800-211-4371 ...jhooker@rmauctions.com SOUTHEAST SPECIALIST: DONNIE GOULD  CATALOGS AND BIDDER REGISTRATION: STEPHANIE JACKLIN ....800-211-4371 ....sjacklin@rmauctions.com 800-211 -4371 www.rmauctions.com ONE CLASSIC CAR DRIVE, BLENHEIM, ONTARIO, CANADA NOP 1A 0  TEL: 5 19-3 52-457 5  FAX 519-3 5 1-1 337 NIonterey Auction Compan} License #34509 954-566-2209 ...dgould@rmauctions.com

Page 4

SKeith t The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values and Trends s Car Ma k July 2005 . Volume 17 . Number 7 COLLECTOR CAR PROFILES 34 1960 Ferrari 250 GTE $68k price is 20% less than cost of restoration, Steve Ahlgrim 38 1955 Austin-Healey 100 Le Mans Non-factory 100 Le Mans goes at $61k. Gary Anderson 42 1966 Alfa Romeo Duetto Made famous by Dustin Hoffman, sold for $15k. Keith Martin 44 1955 OSCA MT4-2AD Coupe Originality and one-off Vignale body drive the bidding over $500k. Simon Kidston 46 1969 Porsche 911E Targa Market-correct $27k for rare soft-window Targa. Jim Schrager 50 1965 Pontiac GTO A $44k bid turns into a $38k transaction after build sheets are verified. Dave Kinney 52 1960 Cooper 152 Formula Junior Race Car $32k buys a ticket to the Formula Junior circus. Thor Thorson Cover photograph: Simon Clay/Christie's 194 CARS RATED BY OUR EXPERTS 56 Barrett-Jackson, West Palm Beach, FL Barrett-Jackson fever spreads east, with $22m doubling last year's total; ex-Howard Hughes Buick wows at $1.62m. Dave Kinney 68 Bonhams, London, UK Bonhams' first U.K. sale of 2005 takes in a modest $528k. Richard Hudson-Evans 74 Kruse International, Chicago, IL A series of venue-related hurdles—and the weather— muddles this inaugural event, with only 31% and $278k sold. Daniel Grunwald 82 Shannons, Melbourne, Australia Despite stepped-up local competition this year, Shannons gathers plenty of top-quality cars and brings in $1.67m. John Clucas 92 MidAmerica Auctions, Maplewood, MN Sales were hot—$510k—at this annual spring motorcycle sale. B. Mitchell Carlson and Marit Anne Peterson 98 Petersen Auction Group, Ridgefield, WA A friendly regional event featuring American iron sells $273k. David Slama 102 eBay Motors A wired automotive antipasto. Geoff Archer

Page 5

Bonham Et BUTTERFIELDS AUCTIONEERS Et APPRAISERS 1793 ,V4121,  _  a _Jo spy 1 11110 .4 • ivor' Quail Lodge An Important Sale of Collectors' Motor Cars, Automobilia, Fine Jewelry and Timepieces Friday August 19 Quail Lodge Carmel Valley, CA Preview August 17— 18 Illustrated Catalog: $40 plus S&H Pictured. Photograph part of the Barney Oldfield Collection to be offered in this sale. Consignments Now Invited Entries are now invited for this year's internationally renowned auction of Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia at Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club Now in its eighth year, this annual sale is synonymous with fine cars and record prices. For further information, please contact Mark Osborne (415) 503 3353 mark osborne@bonhams com Andrew Reilly (415) 503 3285 andrew reilly@bonhams com Malcolm Barber (415) 503 3203 malcolm barber@bonhams com USA Bonhams & Butterfields 220 San Bruno Avenue San Francisco, California 94103 +1 (415) 391 4000 +1 (415) 391 4040 fax UK Bonhams 101 New Bond Street London W1S 1SR +44 (0) 20 7629 6602 +44 (0) 20 7629 8876 fax Europe Bonhams 7, Av. Pictet de Rochemont 1207 Geneva, Switzerland +41 22 300 3160 +41 22 300 3035 fax www.quaillodge.com (877) 734 4628 toll free US or +1 (831) 658 3517 Direct www.bonhams.com/us A 2005 Bonharns & Buttertields Auctioneers Corp Ail rights reserved. Bond Na. 5713091373253

Page 6

The $29,700 sale price was just a fraction of what must have been spent to make this monster. Other than entertaining small children and scaring fellow drivers, now what?—Dave Kinney's report on Barrett-Jackson West Palm Beach begins on page 56. COLUMNS 10 Shifting Gears Keith Martin 12 The Inside Line / Crossing The Block Kristen Hall-Geisler 22 Affordable Classic: 1968-76 BMW 2002 Rob Sass 24 Legal Files: Odometer Fraud, Part II John Draneas 26 Collecting Thoughts: MiG Fighter—For Sale or Trade Paul Duchene 36 Sheehan Speaks: The Ferrari Market—Finally Recovering Michael Sheehan 40 English Patient: Why We Buy British Cars Gary Anderson 48 Porsche Gesprach: The Porsches at Barrett-Jackson Jim Schrager 106 Motobilia: Runyon Automotive Sign Sale Carl Bomstead 108 Bike Buys: 1958-65 Ariel Leader and Arrow Paul Duchene 122 eWatch: Motorcyle Oil Can Brings $500 Carl Bomstead B-J: West Palm or Scottsdale? FEATURES 8( DEPARTMENTS 14 Auction Calendar 16 You Write, We Read 20 America by FIAT, Chapter 14: Still Stuck in Phoenix 28 SCM Picks: 11th Annual Meguiar's Awards 30 SCM Picks: Inside Richard Griot's Garage 32 SCM Around the World: B-J East vs. B-J West 47 20 Year Picture: 1969 Porsche 911E Targa, 1969 Jaguar XKE, 1969 Alfa GTV 103 Fresh Meat: Cadillac CTS-V, Honda Ridgeline, Pontiac Solstice 104 Price Guide: BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Etceterini 110 Book Reviews: Maserati Birdcage, Phil Hill on Ferrari, Bentley History 111 Neat Stuff 111 Glovebox Notes: 2005 Acura RL 2005 Ford Freestyle 112 Mystery Photo 113 Comments with Your Renewal CLASSIFIEDS 18 Display Advertisers Index 114 Showcase Gallery 118 Resource Directory

Page 7


Page 8

Shifting Gears Keith Martin Where Have All the Cheap Cars Gone? T he first issue of SCM roared off the presses (or more accurately, was spit out of a mimeograph machine) in 1988. We were just in time to ride the upsurge in the market through its crest in early 1990. I was buying and selling sports and imports at the time, and day after day through February 1990, my fax machine kept spitting out orders from European clients. Selling nearly anything wasn't the problem; finding something to sell was. One of my favorite deals was a Daytona, located in New York, which had burned to the ground. The carburetors and distributors were completely melted. I sold it with a phone call for $115k-1 think my commission was $10,000. And then there was an Alfa 6C2500 that I pulled out of a barn in Vermont. Or, more accurately, it was pushed out of a barn by a tractor which caved in the trunk in the process. It was mostly complete and not too rusty. I convinced the seller to part with it for $25,000 (in cash, of course, hand-delivered after an all-night flight from Portland, OR) and sold it the same day for $50,000 to a good friend who told me he had long been looking for a restoration project just like this. A half an hour later he sold it for $85,000. It still has not been restored. I remember a Giulietta spider I found in southwest Washington state. Both front fenders had been cut off, exposing the front suspension and wheels. The owner had used it to herd cows and sheep on his property, and there were bits of wool stuck in the front grill. I think I shipped it to Holland for around $10,000, as part of a six-cars-stacked-in-a-40-foot-highcube-container package. With the values of cars so high, Alfa 6C: from $25k to $85k in a day As our Mike Sheehan notes in his column this month, 250 GTEs that were a hard sell at $50,000 just six months ago are now considered a buy at $75,000. There's no such thing as a very nice TR4 for under $10,000, and even at $20,000, a mind-boggling price (at least for notoriously tight-fisted Triumph owners), our analysts can call a TR6 "well bought." SHAKY STOCKS AND - A GLOBAL BAZAAR There are a few reasons for this. First of all, just as in 1988 and 1989, the stock market has become extremely uncertain. Analysts aren't sure whether the Dow-Jones is more likely to hit 11,000 or drop to 9,000. Second, interest rates continue to be at or near all-time lows, making it almost free to finance a collector car. Lease companies, led by Putnam and Premier, are making it easy for businesses to expense owning a collector car, and to trade from one car to another with relative ease. Further, given the ever-increasing costs of labor and parts, restored cars have been selling for so far below replacement costs that they were simply too cheap. If it will cost a minimum of $20,000 to restore an MGB to excellent but not concours-winning condition, it only makes sense that their market values will percolate up to that level and then beyond. Remains of Daytona carbs projects that had lain dormant for years in garages, behind buildings, or out in fields acting as homes for squirrels and mice suddenly became valuable. Of course, the crash of late 1990 brought all of that to a halt. RESTORED EXOTICS, NO WAITING One result of the crash was the large number of over-restored cars available to collectors. In a classic case of supply catching up to and then surpassing demand, Jaguar Xl(Es and similar cars that had been going for $125,000 or more were suddenly sale-proof at $60k. So for the past 15 years, you haven't had to work too hard to be first in line if you decided to own a restored Maserati Ghibli, or a Ferrari 250 PF coupe, or even a perfect Alfa Giulietta Spider. Buyers willing to pay "above market" were few, and all of the bargaining chips were in your hands. But those days have come to an end. Today, the best-restored cars of every marque are being snapped up at ever-increasing prices. While we have seen this occur in the ultra-exotic market for some time (think Ferrari SWBs and Aston DB45), these value increases have now trickled down to more ordinary models, such as 330 2+2s and E-type coupes. 10  The final component of the general price increase for common classic sports cars has been eBay. This international gearhead's bazaar has put cars in front of a global audience. Whereas someone trying to sell a 1967 Alfa GTV in 1995 might have watched it languish in his local newspaper, or sat waiting by the phone for a call from an ad in the Autotrader (or even, as a last resort, tried it in Hemmings, with its long advertising lead times), today within a matter of minutes it can be listed on eBay, with a complete description and a multitude of color pictures. A seller in San Diego can suddenly have his car appear before a buyer in Chicago, who otherwise would have had no idea it even existed. And if a similar buyer in Nashville suddenly decides to pay what it takes to own this GTV, its value can go from a local $8,500 to a nationwide $17,500 with just a few keystrokes. This overall increase in prices for restored collector cars is here to stay. No one is buying a 1967 MGB-GT to use as a daily driver anymore; all of these 30- and 40-year-old cars are now weekend toys. Classic sports cars from the pre-I974 era have nearly completed the transition to pure collectibles, and consequently buyers are prepared to pay more than the casual users who used to be the primary market. This doesn't mean you should shop stupid and pay too much for an improper or badly-done restoration. But it does mean that if you come across a true #1 or #2 car, looking at a price guide from six months ago may not tell you the entire story. Be prepared for some sticker shock, but also be comforted that replacement-cost logic would dictate that these cars, if properly maintained, will never go down in value.• Sports Cor Market

Page 9

"After the time and effort I've put into my business, I want insurance coverage that 'works' as hard as I do. For me that's Grundy." Mark Hyman, Vintage-Auto Collector and Dealer. President of Hyman Limited, St. Louis, MO. - 1937 Delahaye Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet Best of Show, Pebble Beach, 2002 All the coverage, and all from one place: Grundy Worldwide Finally, a collector car insurance program that is sensitive to your needs and your wallet. • Agreed Value Coverage • No Mileage Limitations • High Liability limits Available Find Out How Much You Can Save. Call for a fast, accurate quote: 800-338-4005 or log on to: www.grundy.com for a real-time quote in all SO states, It)() Horsham Road, Box 1957, Horsham, PA 19011

Page 10

Events  b/ The seventh annual Funfest for Porsche, hosted by Mid America Motorworks, expects to attract over 500 Porsches and 2,200 enthusiasts June 11-12 in Effingham, IL. The weekend's events include a swap meet, road tour, and celebrityjudged car show. 800.500.1500, www.mamotorworks.com. (IL) V The United Cerebral Palsy Classy Chassis will showcase more than 100 vintage, rare, and exotic sports cars, including a 1955 Maserati A6G/54 Zagato, 1927 Bugatti Type 38, and 2005 Ford GT. The event will be held June 12 on the field of Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX. www.classychassis .org. (TX) V More than 10,000 street rods, customs, classics, and restored vehicles dating from 1964 and earlier will be featured at the Minnesota Street Rod Association's Back to the 50s Weekend, June 17 - 19. Mecum Auctions will hold a Hot Rod Auction Friday and Saturday, and a swap meet will take place Sunday. 651.288.4400, www.msra .com. (MN) V "Magnificent Cars of the Brass Era" will be the featured display at the Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance, August 7. The event will Include PungsFinch and American Underslung vintage autos, to be followed next year by Golden Era Classics, and Power Cars of Post WWII in 2007. 248.269.7672, www.meadowbrookconcours.org . (MI) The LeMay Museum pres- ents the Run to the Reno Air Races, September 14-17, from Bend, OR, to Reno, NV. This is a relaxed European-style road rally with no entry frees, timed sections, or traps. The race is open to anyone with an interesting car or bike and a sense of adventure. 877.902.8490, www.lemaymuseum.org. (OR) Transitions SCM Happenings  b/ Beginning June 27, Sports Car Market Senior Auction Analyst Dave Kinney will be hosting "Collector Car Auction," a new half-hour television show on Fine Living Network. It will be devoted to learning about collector car auctions, including what to look for and how to buy. "We pick a handful of cars before the sale and follow them through until they are sold, or not sold," Kinney said. www.fineliving.com . V Contributing Editor Jim Schrager has a new book available this summer, Buying. Driving, and Enjoying the Porsche 911, 1965 73. - Jason and Holly Glaspey SCM congratulates our own IT Manager Jason Glaspey and his wife Holly on their recent marriage in Portland, OR. They returned to a new house after a honeymoon in Mexico, and we wish them all the best in the years ahead. Jason@sportscannarket .com. s■ Alex Trottnan, former chairman and CEO of Ford Motor Co., passed away April 25 at the age of 71 after a short illness. He is most remembered for the Ford 2000 plan that would have modernized the Ford infrastructure, allowing regional operations to share products, Alex Trotman factory practices, and marketing strategies. "He was the driving force behind a vast array of visionary changes in Ford Motor Company's global management," said Ford CEO William C. Ford, Jr. 12 Published by RPM Auto Books, it will cover all aspects of choosing, inspecting, maintaining, and getting the most pleasure from all early 911s. 888.237.4359, www.rpmautobooks.com . SCM's Editor Keith Martin will be the head judge at this year's Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance, July 17, held just outside Portland, OR. The concours hosts the finest examples of classic cars of the '20s, '30s, and '40s. 503.357.2300, www.forestgroveconcours.org . (OR) The Jaguar Owners Club of Oregon will hold its annual Jaguar Concours d' Elegance celebrating the 30th anniversary of the XJS on Saturday, July 16, at McMenamin's Grand Lodge in Forest Grove, OR. Judging will be to Jaguar Club of North America (JCNA) standards in 34 classes. Editor Martin will be the featured speaker at the dinner that evening. Spend the night at the Lodge and show your Jaguar in the concours on Sunday (see above). Contact Barbara, 503.246.8477, www.joco.org . (OR) V Sign up today for the fourth annual SCM Insider's Seminar at Pebble Beach this August (page 61). Led by Editor Martin, "Education is the Best Investment: Assessing True Market Value" will provide a valuable perspective on the market. Held at the site of the Gooding Auction. E-mail: project@sportscarmarket.com, www.sportscarmarket.com . (CA) News  The Petersen Automotive Museum has announced the recipients of its first Cars & Stars Gala awards, presented May 12. Barry Meguiar, owner of Meguiar's, Inc., has been selected for the Automotive Icon Award for his contributions to the automotive industry and the collector car hobby. Beau Boecicmann of Galpin Motors received the Petersen Visionary Award, which honors pioneers of the automotive industry. www.petersen.org . (CA) 6, A new business is aiming to cure the automotive storage problems of collector car enthusiasts. AutoBarn is a 250-car indoor vehicle storage facility in Concord, NC, near Charlotte. Tenants can choose from The Barn, a fully sprinkled and alarmed facility, or The Vault, a climate-controlled and dehumidified environment. 704.892.0038. (NC) V Vic Edelbrock, Jr., received the 2005 Robert E. Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award at the Hot Rod and Restoration Trade Show in March. He was honored for his contributions to the hot rod and automotive industry, as an automotive pioneer and former SEMA president. www.hotrodshow.com. (IN)* Sports Car Market Upcoming JUNE The Semi-Celebrated Double 500 — June 18 californiamille.com (CA) Le Mans Legend — June 18 maisonblanche.co.uk (FR) 24 Hours at Le Mans — June 18 lemans.org (FR) Porsche Parade — June 24-July 1 pca.org/parade/2005 (PA) Original British Car Day — June 26 chesapeakechaptermgtclub.com (MD) JULY Goodwood Festival of Speed — July 8-10 goodwood.co.uk (UK) Historic Can-Am Challenge at Road America — July 15-17 historiccanam.com (WI) Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance — July 17 forestgroveconcours.org (OR) AUGUST HERO African Adventure — Aug. 3-31 hero.org.uk (SA) Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance — Aug. 7 meadowbrookconcours.org (Ml) The Quail —Aug. 19 quaillodge.com (CA) Lotus Owners Gathering — Aug. 26-29 lotuscarclub.org (MO) SEPTEMBER Carolina Trophy — Sep. 6-10 carolinatrophy.com (NC) Run to the Reno Air Races — Sep. 14-17 lemaymu -cum. org (OR) Goodwo KI Revival — Sep. 16-18 gooclwoud.co.uk (UK) C nmoor Gathering — Sep. 17-19 nmoorgathering.com (OH) Forza Mille — Sep. 18-23 vintagerallies.com (ME) The Mille Autunno — Sep. 22-25 californiamille.com (CA)

Page 11

From zero to Wow! by the weekend Delayed gratification is overrated. Call us to see how you can be driving your dream car within a few days. "Their turnaround time is phenomenal." - L.M., Miami, Florida "Putnam is fast and efficient. They give me immediate attention. That's why I keep going back." - A.B., Daytona Beach, Florida "There's none better." - R.P., Manhasset, New York Never get in a car with strangers Putnam Leasing Actual quotes from Putnam Leasing customers; initials used to protect their privacy. Sole authorized leasing agent for: Ferrari Club of America  International Meet  glk il  bGo with people you trust toll free 866/90-LEASE (866/905-3273) www.PutnamLeasing.corn LAMBORGHINI Club America -1FMASERATI CAVALLINO CLASSIC

Page 12

Crossing the Block PREView v The ex-lan Stewart Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar C-Type, the first to be delivered to the famed Scottish racing outfit, is the highlighted auto at Christie's Exceptional Motor Cars and Automobilia, to be held June 11 in London. One of only 49 in existence, this C-Type won races across Europe in the early 1950s. 310.385.2699, www .christies.com. (UK) v The tenth annual Hamptons Auto Classic, to take place June 11 on Long Island in New York, will include Roy Orbison's 1947 Cadillac coupe, Roger Clemens' 1987 "Strosek" Porsche 928, and George Steinbrenner's 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet. 631.537.1868, www .hamptonautoclassic.com. (NY) Calendar All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. E-mail auction info to: insideline@sportscarmarket.com JUNE Connecticut - June 5 CHRISTIE'S - Greenwich Oklahoma - June 10-12 KRUSE - Tulsa England - June 11 BONHAMS - Kettering England -June 11 CHRISTIE'S - London New York - June 11 KENSINGTON - Bridgehampton England - June 11-12 BARONS - Surrey England -June 13 CHRISTIE'S - London Minnesota - June 18 MECUM - St. Paul Idaho-June 18 France -June 18-20 ARTCURIAL - Paris England - June 24 BONHAMS - Goodwood Illinois - June 24-26 MECUM - St. Charles Italy -June 28 14  SOTHEBY'S - Maranello SILVER - Coeur d'Alene Oklahoma - June 18-19 SANTIAGO - Oklahoma City England - June 30-July 1 CHRISTIE'S - Essex JULY Wyoming -July 2-3 SILVER-Jackson Hole New York -July 8-9 KRUSE - Verona Oregon - July 9 PETERSEN - Roseburg England-July 11-12 BARONS - Surrey Ohio-July 16 MECUM - Winchester Colorado - July 22-23 KRUSE - Denver Iowa - July 23 England -July 26 H&H - Buxton BONHAMS & BUTTERF1ELDS - Greenwich Connecticut - July 29 Montana -July 30 KRUSE - Billings AUGUST Nevada - Aug. 4-7 SILVER-Reno Michigan - Aug. 6 RM - Meadow Brook MECUM - Des Moines California - Aug. 12 KRUSE - Monterey England - Aug. 15-16 BARONS - Surrey California - Aug. 18 CHRISTIE'S - Monterey California - Aug. 19 BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS - Carmel California - Aug. 19-20 RM - Monterey California - Aug. 20 RUSSO AND STEELE - Monterey California - Aug. 21 GOODING - Monterey Pennsylvania - Aug. 26-27 MECUM - Carlisle Indiana - Aug. 31-Sep. 6 KRUSE - Auburn SEPTEMBER Idaho - Sep. 3-4 SILVER - Sun Valley New York - Sep. 9-11 RAND/WORKMAN - New York England - Sep. 10 BONHAMS - Beaulieu England - Sep. 16 BONHAMS - Chichester England - Sep. 19-20 BARONS - Surrey England - Sep. 20-21 H&H - Buxton Michigan - Sep. 23-25 RM - Novi Mecum Auctions will hold a special auction scheduled for July 16 in Canal Winchester, OH, consisting entirely of cars from the Bob McDorman collection. The approximately 100 Chevrolets will all be offered at no reserve. 815.568.8888, www.mecumauction.com. (OH) v A 1934 Lagonda M45 Rapide Le Mans team car will be one of the automobiles offered by H&H Classic Auctions at its Pavillion Gardens sale, July 26. Also on offer will be the ex-Dr. Benjafield Team Lagonda car. +44.1925.730630, www.classicauctions.com. (UK) v Two important Duesenbergs will be offered by ELM Auctions at the Vintage Motor Cars at 1958 Ferrari 250 GT to be sold at &Ws Monterey auction Meadow Brook Classic Car Auction, August 6. A 1930 Model SJ Torpedo Phaeton, a Best of Show winner at the 1987 AuburnCord-Duesenberg Festival, and a 1930 Model J convertible coupe with excellent provenance highlight the sale. 800.211.4371, www.rmauctions.com. (MI) Christie's Exceptional Motor Cars at the Monterey Jet Center is happy to offer the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT "Breadvan" Berlinetta at the August 18 sale. This distinctive Ferrari, which started life as a 250 SWB, was designed specifically to beat the 250 GTO. "Evolved" by owner Count Volpi and the former GTO engineers that worked for him at Scuderia Serenissima, the car did indeed finish in front of nine GTOs at the 1962 Montlhery race. 212.626.2680, www.christies.com. (CA) RM Auctions will feature a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta at its Monterey Sports Car Auction, August 19 - 20. This was the last TdF built in 1958. 519.352.4575, www .rmauctions.com. (CA) 6/ The fifth annual Monterey Sports and Muscle at the Marriott sale will by held August 20 by Russo and Steele. All consignments are offered at no reserve. Last year's sales included an exParnelli Jones Boss 302 Mustang race car that sold for $473,000, and a Ferrari Enzo that brought $1.2 million. 602.252.2697, www .russoandsteele.com. (CA) b/ Over 250 cars will cross the block at New York City's Premier Fine Motor Auction & Luxury Lifestyle Expo, presented by Rand/Workman September 9-11. Chevrolet General Manager Pete Estes' specially-built Z/28 Camaro—the only Z/28 convertible ever made—is among the vehicles expected. 212.655.4505 ext. 223. www.randworkman .com. (NY). Sports Car Market

Page 13

Bonham 1 7 Et BUTTERFIELDS AUCTIONEERS Et APPRAISERS Consignments Now Invited An Important Sale of Fine Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor Cars and Related Automobilia Friday July 29, 2005 RROC National Meet Greenwich, CT Preview Thursday July 28, 2005 Inquiries Mark Osborne (415) 503 3353, mark.osborne@bonhams.com Andrew Reilly (415) 503 3285, andrewseilly@bonhams.com Malcolm Barber (415) 503 3203, malcolm.barbenDbonhams.com David Patridge (603) 279 8555, david.patridge@bonhams.com Illustrated Catalog: $40 plus S&H USA Bonhams & Butterfields 220 San Bruno Avenue San Francisco, CA 94103 +1 (415) 391 4000 +1 (415) 391 4040 fax UK Bonhams 101 New Bond Street London W1S 1SR +44 (0) 20 7629 6602 +44 (0) 20 7629 8876 fax Bonhams & Butterfields is proud to announce its third annual sale of fine Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars and related automobilia in conjunction with the Rolls-Royce Owners Club Now in its third year, we are particularly pleased to be holding our sale Friday afternoon at the Ox Ridge Hunt Club in Darien, Connecticut that will also be host to the Concours d' Elegance, the culmination of the week long Rolls-Royce and Bentley celebration. Already consigned to this sale is the 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom ll Croydon Convertible Coupe by Brewster. This fabulous and rare motor car from the Estate of Robert Stormont has been in the same ownership for approximately 55 years, having been acquired in 1949 from the first owner, and subsequently having had just two owners since new. We now invite additional select consignments to this important sale, and invite you to join us. Pictured: 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom ll Croydon Convertible Coupe by Brewster Europe Bonhams 7, Av. Pictet de Rochemont 1207 Geneva, Switzerland +41 22 300 3160 +41 22 300 3035 fax www.bonhams.com/us 02005, Bonhams S Butternelds Auctioneers COM Alt rights reserved Bond No 57E13B13253

Page 14

You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrire@eportscarmarket.com INTERNET SCAM REPORT Dear SCM: As an SCM subscriber, I read with interest your recent story on the Indonesian car scams (June, pp. 26-27). This past summer, I inquired about a car listed on the duPont Registry's Web site. The car advertised was purported to be a 250 PF Cabriolet (rebodied as a California), completely restored, and offered for $50,000. The car was listed as residing in Indonesia, and was being sold at such a low price because the current owner was, as he described, "an international shipping company executive who was being suddenly transferred to another part of the world and needed to quickly sell the car, as he couldn't take it with him." After a series of emails, with attachments including extensive pictures and "official" Indonesian vehicle registration papers, I asked what kind of financial arrangements would be required. I was told that $15,000 would need to be wired to his bank and then the car would be shipped by air (using his own shipping company). If an examination of the car upon delivery met the standards of its description, I was to forward the remaining money due. Shipping would be provided free of charge, as the owner was using his own plane to transport the car to me. Things really got interesting, though, when I asked for pictures of the serial numbers from the engine and body. After several excuses about camera problems, I finally got a picture of the serial numbers. As I have a directory of all Ferrari serial numbers, I checked the numbers to see exactly what the history of this mysterious machine was. Imagine my surprise when I found that the serial number matched none other than Ralph Lauren's California! Wow, what a deal at $50k! As an experiment, and to further confirm the scam, I offered to wire $1,000 to get the car and give the balance on delivery (figuring that the scammer would be glad to get my $1,000 for 16 Lamborghini Miura in a photo ad on Hemmings' Web site for $25,000, which is ridiculously cheap. "Scams •? Us" $25,000 Aston DB4 a car he never intended to send to me anyway). The offer was readily accepted. I then e-mailed the seller and informed him that in good conscience I had to let the car go, as he deserved much more than $50,000 for it, since he unwittingly owned Lauren's concours-winning California. I didn't get an e-mail response.—Dr. Tom Donahue, Dallas, PA Dear SCM: Your article in the June SCM regarding the Indonesian car scam is of interest to me. Over the past two months, I have found two of the same scams running on the popular web site Autotradercom. These cars (one an Acura NSX and the other a BMW M3) were advertised at very low prices, and "out of the country" because of the seller's overseas assignment. The sellers wanted a deposit wired to hold the car in each case. The NSX was supposedly in London. When I asked for the address to send a friend around to see the car, the seller stopped replying to my e-mails. I never believed that either car existed, but followed through to prove it. The Autotrader site disclaimed any responsibility for vetting the ads when contacted, but I believe that this is a larger problem than has been recognized.—Scott Wolf, via e-mail Dear SCM: I'm a car collector in Los Angeles. I read your article this morning, and remember being offered the same Gullwing. I knew it was a scam, and didn't lose any money. I've been offered cars through similar scams, including a Ferrari Dino (maybe the same one in your article), plus I saw a Anyway, I just received two e-mails from one of the jerks named in your article! In the past I've tried to harass these people by making them phone me, and then dragging out the conversation by asking stupid questions, hoping their phone bill is expensive. I also tell them I've sent their de- posit, making them call their bank endlessly. My inclination would be to respond to this jerk in a similar manner, tell him I just found out he's the target of an international police investigation, or else wish him a slow lingering death from cancer. Thanks again for the article.— Randy Simon, Los Angeles, CA Dear SCM: I just read the article about the Gullwing in Indonesia. No surprise to me. The Bentley featured in the "Too Good To Be True" sidebar is a car I sold to a private collector in Germany recently. The photo is straight off my Web site, and the car is on the beach in Santa Monica, CA. This happens a lot. In the last six months or so, we have had a 1967 Lincoln Continental convertible, a '66 Shelby Hertz, a Ferrari 348, and a 280 SE 3.5 Cab, to name just a few that have all shown up on eBay. Same deal—low price and using our photos and text off our Web site. The other common scam we have seen involves an overseas buyer sending a cashier's check for more than the purchase price and wanting you to wire the difference back. It's either a counterfeit check or an altered stolen check, which is worse, as the bank verifies them as okay, but down the road you will discover the problem. Your readers need to be cautious.—Grant Woods, Santa Monica, CA We also received an ad, to be placed in our Showcase Gallery, for a 1964 Aston Martin DB4 with an asking price of $25,000. According to Martin Emmison, the original article's author, "No one Sports Car Market Editor & Publisher KEITH MARTIN General Manager DAVID SLAMA Managing Editor BENGT HALVORSON Art Director KIRSTEN ONODAY Subscriptions KRISTEN HALL-GEISLER Senior Copy Editor JEFF SABATINI Copy Editor BILL NEILL Senior Auction Analysts DAVE KINNEY RICHARD HUDSON-EVANS Auction Analysts JOHN APEN B. MITCHELL CARLSON DANIEL GRUNWALD Senior Contributing Editor DAVE BROWNELL Contributing Editors STEVE AHLGRIM GARY ANDERSON CARL BOMSTEAD JOHN DRANEAS PAUL DUCHENE DONALD OSBORNE JIM SCHRAGER MICHAEL SHEEHAN THOR THORSON Contributors KATHY ICARAPONDO RAYMOND MILO MARIT ANNE PETERSON STEVE SERIO I.T. Manager JASON GLASPEY Internet Specialist MATT KING Financial Manager NIKKI NALUM Strategic Planner BILL WOODARD ADVERTISING Senior Account Manager TAD DINSMORE 503.261.0555 ext. 213 fax 503.253.2234 tad(ipsportscarmarket.com General Information KRISTEN MIRA 877.219.2605 ext. 204 fax 503.253.2234 scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com Advertising Sales CINDY MEITLE 877.219.2605, ext. 262 fax 480.890.0354 emehle@sportscarmarket.com Branding and Events DONALD OSBORNE 877.219.2605, ext. 258 fax 860.284.0570 dosbomegsportscarmarket.com SUBSCRIPTIONS New  800.289.2819 Current 877.219.2605, ext. 208 service@sportscarmarket.com fax 503.253.2234 www.sportscarmarket.com CORRESPONDENCE General P.O. Box 16130 Portland, OR 97292 FedEx/DHL/UPS 8236 SE Ash St., Portland, OR 97216 The information in Sports Car Market magazine is compiled from a variety of reliable sources. However, we disclaim and deny any responsibility or liability for the timeliness. use. interpretation. accuracy. and completeness of the information presented. All material. data, formats and intellectual concepts in this issue 2005 by the Alla Romeo Erehange, dba Sports Car Market magazine, in this format and any other used by Sports Car Marker magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. PRINTED IN USA

Page 15

but a scamster would advertise a DB4 for $25,000, unless it is a total wreck" The picture they sent would lead one to believe the car was in fine condition. Other clues led us to believe it was part of the same scam, such as the bad New Jersey contact phone number, and we decided to pull the ad. I guess the June issue hadn't hit newsstands in Pekan Beni yet.—ED. WAILING TALES FROM THE PORSCHE BOYS Dear SCM: I know this publication loves to bash the 928. I think it might be a ploy to get a reading on its true market appreciation by counting the number of disgruntled 928 owners who write in. I am going into my mid-30s with a decent income that will allow me, after paying my child's college tuition, to own and store more than one collectible car at a time. At that point, some 20 years from now, I see a much different picture than the one you paint today. My boyhood dreams were not of American muscle cars with trim falling off the doors and water streaming in the sun roof. My Matchbox cars, posters, and boyhood conversations were about the Porsche 928 and 911, Lamborghini Countach, Lotus Esprit, Datsun 280Z, DeLorean, BMW 8-series, and any Ferrari that looked like Magnum P.1. 's ride. These were cars that had history, style, and above all were not American. Remember that during the '80s it was almost a joke to buy a car built in Detroit. My generation was inundated with marketing and articles glamorizing the cars listed above. Out of all my favorites, the 928 has the enthusiast backing to make it a great collectible within the next two decades. Clubs, parts warehouses, and availability of technical logs to help one work on these cars are outstanding. Not to mention a following that just gets bigger and bigger. I am a 928 owner currently, and it is a solid car. The engine runs great, and oil changes cost the same as my Toyota Tundra. Basic maintenance is not much more expensive than taking your daily driver to a dealer, and no one takes their 928 to a dealer to get work done. As a 30-something, I will sit back and take my time picking up low-mileage great #1 and #2+ July 2005  cars from the '80s. As the VH1 TV show says with a jingle, I love the '80s. And there are a lot of us out there.—Jonathan Zawacki, Baltimore, MD Dear SCM: Thanks for the nice article on 1973-88 911 Specials in the May issue. I would like to take a moment to correct a small but continuing misunderstanding regarding the 25th anniversary model of the 911. There was a 1988 special model as described in your article, but its purpose was to commemorate the build of the 250,000th 911 Porsche, not the 25th anniversary of the 911. the end of the list, giving me time to sell my contract. Hopefully, Porsche will have fixed the clutch and ride height problems by then so I can purchase the car with no regrets (other than total lack of luggage space). Thanks again and keep up the good work. I love SCM!—S.M., Lighthouse Point, FL FROM MYTH TO PRINT Dear SCM: I read the piece on the F-88 auctioned by BarrettJackson in the April issue. I attended the auction and knew of the F-88 from my days at GM Styling. either Ford or Chrysler retired designers, and we frequently discuss the many errors that get into print. Like much of the provenance attributed to a car, what is real and what is myth continues to color the story. Here is to good panel fit and decent paint.—Ray Koenig, Asst. Chief Eng. Design Staff GM, (retired), Wilmette, IL STOP BASHING MY Z8 Porsche 928: Probably collectible by 2025 The 25th anniversary was commemorated in 1989 with a special run of 911 Carreras, of which 500 were imported to the U.S., and 200 of these were convertibles. Of the coupes, 240 were painted silver metallic and the remaining 60 were painted satin black metallic. As for the convertibles, 160 were painted silver metallic and 40 were painted satin black metallic. I am fortunate to own one of the silver coupes. This is a common misunderstanding, having appeared in several magazines and hardcover books about Porsche. I have the original Porsche literature on this model and would be happy to forward an electronic copy, if you are interested. As a side note, I was an attendee at the recent Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale and your Insider Seminar. Both were great fun!—Ralph Germantown, MD Dear SCM: I appreciate the article responding to my situation with the $50k deposit on a Porsche Carrera GT with Champion Motors (May, p. 24). They did make some concession: They moved me to Erickson, I worked for Harley Earl and was bag man for Bill Mitchell for several years. I recently had lunch with a designer colleague here in Phoenix, at which time we discussed the auction of the F-88. Neither Ken Pickering nor Duntov's name came up during the conversation. Art Ross was the head of Olds Studio at the time of the F-88's creation, and is believed to be the lead designer for the project. In fact, my colleague rode home one evening with Art Ross at the wheel in one of the F-88s. I am not sure what the source of your information about Ken Pickering and Zora's contributions may have been, but it is doubtful there was any contribution by either. I spent 25 years at what became Design Staff and knew both Ken and Zora well, along with the many designers that never get mentioned as contributors to a given GM product at the auction. I am a long-time subscriber to Sports Car Market magazine and now and then have questions about documentation for people's claim to fame for involvement in specific products. Many of my friends are Dear SCM: I'm a long-time subscriber and enjoy the magazine, except for a recurring bias. Your editors can't resist consistently criticizing the BMW Z8. The RM Auctions report in the May issue (p. 60) contains a typical example: "The 507 will always be a true collectible, unlike the Z8, which is really just an M5 rebody that BMW walked away from once the flavor of the month aura wore off." I hardly think the M5 genealogy is something to be criticized. And "flavor of the month?" BMW announced before the very first Z8 was produced that it would only be produced for four years, giving a total production number. In addition, BMW and its dealers are very fond of the Z8 and continue to support it enthusiastically. You had to slam it once more in the May issue (p. 96), suggesting that three eBay bidders who took the listed Z8 Alpina to $118,200 could have easily bought a Z8 for $85,000. I don't understand your bias, but can only suggest you try to be fair and even-handed in future reporting. Have you ever driven a Z8? If not, try it, you might like it. After all, 0-60 in 4.5 seconds isn't too bad. Yes, I do have one in my fleet, along with a 540i Sport, Jaguar XJ6, Austin-Healey 3000 MK III, and a Triumph TR3.—Roger Ganser, Madison, WI Roger, I appreciate your passion. In fact, I reviewed the Z8 for the New York Times, and spent a week driving one in the back country around Sedona, AZ. It is a hugely capable car, and extremely attractive. But as a collectible, especially in terms of BMW heritage, the car sits alone, with nothing before it and nothing after It has no racing heritage. It has no unique mechanical characteristics. It will always be a brilliant automobile, but it will never be an A-grade collectible.—ED. 17

Page 16

Ad Index Auto Collector's Garage  Autosport Designs  Bald Head Cabinets  BB One Exports  Apollo Design  Blacichawk Auto Collection  Bonhams & Butterfields  Books 4 Cars  Brian Moore  Buyer Services International  Campbell Levy Design  Canepa Design  Carolina Trophy  Christie's  Classic Showcase  Colin's Classic Auto  Concorso Italian°  Cosdel  DragoneClassics  eBay Motors  Exotic Car Transport  Family Classic Cars  Fantasy Junction  FedEx Custom Critical  Ferraribuy.com  FerrariPortal.com  Fourintune Garage Inc.  Going to the Sun Rally  Gooding & Co.  Gregor Fisken  Grundy Worldwide  Hagerty Insurance  Hamann Classics  Horseless Carriage  Hyman Ltd.  Intercity Lines  Insider's Seminar  J.C. Taylor  J.J. Best  Jaguar  Kensington Motor Group  Kruse International  L'art et l'automobile  Mecum  Monterey Historic Races  Morgan West  Meguiar's  Morris & Welford  NYC Concours  Palawan  Parish Heacock  Petersen Auction Group  Potts Auction  Premier Financial Services  Putnam Leasing  Quail Lodge  Re-Originals  RM Auctions  Ron Tonkin Gran Tourismo  RPM Autobooks  Russo & Steele  Silver Auctions  Sotheby's  Spyder Enterprises  Steve Austin's Automobilia  Surrey Motor Sports  Symbolic Motors  TNC Enterprises  Vantaaj Restoration & Repair  Vintage Motors of Sarasota  Vintage Rallies  VIR the Gallery  Warren Wetterland  World Travel  Zymol  18  27 76 90 51 67 37 7, 15 121 121 31 89 53 80 54 117 87 107 91 Craig Brody Investment Motorcars  79 Doc's Jags  61, 63, 71 61 97 101 65 114 121 121 96 2 57 11 124 43 91 95 33 59 99 115 9 83 75 77 109 19 41 81 23 25 39 47 121 73 123 13 29 85 4 35 121 49 113 21 81 121 85 3 71 63 100 78 84 117 121 69 57 93 GLAD TO HELP Dear SCM: Anybody have any idea what this is? Our best guess is the photo was probably taken circa 1963.—Larry Clark, via e-mail This is a Fiat 1100 TV or 1200 TV convertible, or "transformabile," built from 1955-59. These cars had the same mechanicals as the 1100 and 1200 TV sedans, hut featured wrap-around windshields and a split, recessed grille, as you can see in your picture. A Pininfarina-designed 1200 roadster which had a more modern shape debuted in Geneva in 1959 as a replacement far the 1100 two-seater As to the humanoids in front, we would guess homo sapiens.—ED. GTV INTERIOR Dear SCM: You quoted $3,000 as the cost to redo the interior on an Alfa Romeo GTV (February, p.52). I do that for a living, and the quote you gave in the article is much too low. I'm just curious where you get your information.—Michael Clark, via fax Donald Osborne responds: The $3,000 was for parts only, with labor extra. I checked with noted restorer Guy Recordon, owner of Guy's Interior Restoration of Portland. OR, and he confirmed that $3,000 for parts was correct, including headliner and carpets, and that labor would run around $3,000 for all models hut the 1969, with its Zagato - style seats, which would be around $4,000. Bill Gilham, another Oregon restore,: estimated the interior could cost up to $8,0001ar parts and labor if topgrade materials were used. EDSELS AND RAMBLERS Dear SCM: The '69 AMX California Special (Automobile, May 2005) was a very nice car indeed, and the winning bid may have been a world record for any AMX sold at Barrett-Jackson, but "arguably the world's nicest AMX" is subjective. I think (arguably, of course) that the "world's nicest AMX" is owned by me! Also, "anything more than $45,000" is not necessarily breathtaking. Rather, it's a realistic price these days for an original or nicely restored '68-'70 two-seat AMX. I have over $80k in restoration receipts for my own car, and I know of several others who've spent nearly this much restoring a car Fiat 1100 TV or 1200 TV and unidentified 1ife Arms that will get more thumbs-up and stares any day of the week than most American muscle from GM, Ford and Mopar. What's wrong with "driving a car from the company that made the Rambler?" A decent SC/Rambler 390 routinely brings $35k or more. A pristine Rambler Rebel Machine with less than 10,000 miles recently sold on eBay for $50k. In this same article, your write-up on the BarrettJackson 1969 Chevelle SS396 or Camaro ZL-1 coupe didn't qualify them as great cars, as long as you didn't mind driving a car from the company that made the Vega—or the Mustang Boss 429 fastback as a car from the company that gave us the Edsell—Bill Guman, Colorado Springs, CO UP, UP, AND AWAY Dear SCM: Boeing 757 Captain Matt Packard should have plenty of time to complete the Fiat delivery very soon. When someone from the FAA sees that picture of him reading in the cockpit he will likely receive two weeks off without pay for his indiscretion. So, please send him a gas card for his trip since the pay loss for such a violation of regulations will easily be several thousand dollars. Surely, he should receive a liftime Gold subscription to SCM for his efforts. Matt, next time just slip the magazine inside the Flight Operations Manual for the 757— it is just the right size.—Bob Peterson, retired 757 captain, Brooks, GA PROTECT-O-PLATE Dear SCM: Your coverage of eBay auctions is a great idea. For small-timers like me, what is happening on eBay is far more relevant than an all-Rolls-Royce auction in England. From reading Jim Schrager's comments in Keith Martin on Collecting Porsches, I already had a good idea of what to watch out for while browsing on eBay. However, once I started browsing through the listings in eBay and contacting sellers for more information, I learned what a huge minefield it can be. More than once I found that a car advertised as having little or no rust turned out to have quite a bit of rust (and other problems) not revealed by the seller's description. I encourage you to expand your coverage of eBay sales. P.S. What the heck is a Protecto-Plate?—Steve Dollar, Fremont, CA A Protect-O-Plate was a metal plate imprinted at the assembly plant and included with the warranty book fbr some Chevys, such as Camaros and Corvettes. From the infirmation on the plate, you can determine the type of engine, transmission, rear axle, exterior color, the month the car was produced, and any factory-installed options far that particular vehicle. The dealer would stamp the new owner's name into the plate at the time of purchase. Many of these plates were lost or tossed by their first owners, but they now serve as further historical documentation of a car's originality—ED.* Sports Car Market

Page 17

All surfaces, one cleaner, great look! .3: Ats A er41, Fr A., V! THE FUSION OF PASSION • DESIGN • TECHNOLOGY M ifar Now you can quick detail the interior of your car, giving it that just detailed look every day. Meguiar's introduces Quik Interior Detailer, the fastest way to safely clean and protect every surface without any sticky or greasy / residue. Perfect for plastic, vinyl, leather, rubber, metal 4440k-""'"•10...  and audio/video equipment. To see a video demonstration of Quik Interior Detailer, visit meguiars.com . or call 800.545.3321. ersiar'J

Page 18

AMERICA by MI MI The Ongoing Saga of SCM Subscribers Driving a 1960 Fiat 2700 from Ohio to Oregon Desert Guru to the Rescue When the distributor cap was removed, I noticed that the inside of the distributor body was filled with metal shavings CHAPTER 14: BY THE TIME I GOT TO PHOENIX, I WAS STILL BROKEN t press time, our 1960 FIAT 2100 was still in Phoenix, AZ, awaiting its imminent trip further westward. Hey, didn't we write that last month? Yes, sadly enough, the FIAT had its most serious breakdown yet and was unable to make any progress since our last issue. Here's how pilot Matt Packard, the car's current caretaker, described the situation: "I was using the car to go to the dentist when I had what we in the airline industry call a 'catastrophic failure.' The distributor started eating itself and parts started dropping out of the engine bay onto the road. I was able to coast into a parking lot where I called for a tow. Fortunately, there was no damage to the vehicle." A We sent out a call for help to Fiat-Lancia Unlimited (FLU) president John Montgomery, who e-mailed FLU members in search of a replacement distributor. Within a week or so, we had located a new-old-stock part at Fun Imported Auto and Toys, in Vernon, CT (www.funimported.com ). Shortly thereafter, the new distributor was shipped out to Packard and company at the Phoenix Regional Airport and is awaiting installation by Fiat guru Mike Hoza, Packard's buddy and the director of operations at the airport. "Moza," as his friends call him, sent us this further explanation of the distributor implosion: "When I took the time to look over the FIAT, I noticed two things when the distributor cap was removed: The points were not gapped as per specs, and the inside of the distributor body was filled with metal shavings. I dismissed the metal shavings knowing that this was a 45-year-old vehicle and the distributor bushings may be coming apart. When the car broke down, I found that the distributor body came apart due to the distributor weights, which are under the breaker plate and out ofview, breaking from their mount. Centrifugal force with the spin- FIAT SUMMARY Date purchased: Feb. 12, 2004 Months of ownership: 15 Miles driven since purchase: 2,716 Total investment: $3,541.35 Cost per mile: $1.30 Cost per month: $236.09 New car option: 2005 Mini Cooper, $243/month, 36month lease (Edmunds.com) everything whisper. Hardly surprising. Look at Fiat's 60-year ilt•digree: its forebears i 1101111e SOMP immortal kings of the road, elassies of Italian beauty. HEIR TO A PROUD TRADITION SYMBOL OF A WAY OF LIFE. This claims its owner's taste for big-ear comfort and big-engine perfinmtan course, Fiat economy is famous. Suggested price: 520011 p.o.e.. 7 1.11 Avenue, New charge. See European Defivery: for sales or rentals nee Fiat Mut - 'Moor Street East, Toronto 5, Ontari o . . . • . . from its sophisticated styling to the tiniest handcrafted luxury appointment. And of )ork, plus 533 flake- it at your Fiat dealer', Or write or phone Fiat Motor Company. Inc., 500 Fifth York 36, Lottgarre 5-7031 . • . In Canada, Fiat Motor ready • •ance at add,: abo,,e, your Rat dealer or !can& agent. s of Canada Limited, 321  . . • • . • FIAT Today', Fiat 2100 reflect s its heritage in ce . • . Voirrd in a well-bred of the elegant Fiat 2100 pro- ning distributor causes the weights to wear away at the distributor body from the inside out. It finally separated in a catastrophic way." Once the car is repaired, Hoza and his brother Steve (nickname: "Stoza") will be accompanying Packard for the eventual trip to 20 L.A., along with Jim "Jimbo" Mironchik, another SCMer who's flying in from New York City for the expedition. Let's see, four guys in a decrepit FIAT headed through Death Valley in the middle of the summer. Any guesses as to which subsystem of the car is going to fail next? Please send all comments and suggestions regarding the FIAT to fiat@sportscarmarket.com.* Sports Cor Market

Page 19

Sot - eby s at FERRARI The unparalleled sole of historic and mode ii Fenans, ilaseratis and i a;ecl lviersolaniha AUCTION: Tuesday 28 June 2005 To be sold in the Ferrari Logistics Building at the Fiorano circuit, Maranello VIEWING DATES: 24 and 27 June 2005 - Viewing by invitation only 25 and 26 June 2005 - Public viewing (Entry by catalogue only) GENERAL SALE ENQUIRIES: Expert in charge: Marc Souvrain (France) +33 (0)6 07 09 09 07 Fred Stoesser (Consultant to Marc Souvrain) +33 (0)6 11 31 86 00 William Kontes (US) +1 561 308 9327 Peter Arney (UK) +44 (0)20 7976 5222 CATALOGUES & SUBSCRIPTIONS: +44 (0)20 7293 6444 or +1 541 322 4151 www.sothebys.com ABOVE: 2004 MASERATI MC12 FACTORY CAR #071. RIGHT: 1962 FERRARI BOTRI #0808. FIRST PLACE AT LEMANS 1962 WITH HILI/GENDEBIEN Sotheby's

Page 20

Affordable Classic _ 1968-76 BMW 2002 Nearly every sports car enthusiast over 50 seems to have a 2002 story. Invariably, these end with "we drove it until the fenders rusted off" by Rob Sass A favorite of enthusiasts from day one, the BMW 2002 was described by David E. Davis, Jr. in Car and Driver as "the best way to get somewhere sitting down." The 2002 is in large part the reason why BMW enjoys the reputation that it does today. It made people forget the embarrassing Isetta and set the stage for other serious driver's cars such as the M3. Like the Porsche Speedster of the previous decade, the 2002 was the idea of legendary importer Max Hoffman. When the twin-carb BMW 1602 could not be emissions certified, he suggested stuffing the two-liter motor from the BMW "new class" sedans into the smaller 1602 body and the 2002 was born. At a time when other cars were becoming increasingly strangled by emissions regulations, the 2002 shone. In its worst years, it still had nearly 100 net horsepower. The 2002 tii (the "S" or "Veloce" of the 2002 range) was even better. Introduced for the 1972 model year, the tii boasted bigger brakes, stiffer suspension and a Kugelfischer mechanical injection system that bumped horsepower up to a rated 140, making it capable of running with far more expensive cars (including BMW's own 2800CS), both in a straight line and around corners. There were plenty of other variants of the 2002. Baur built a number of soft window targa-style cars and some true cabriolets. The factory also produced a hatchback "Touring" model and some very fast turbos that appeared just in time for the first fuel crunch. All of these variants are uncommon in the U.S. As a two-double-O-two owner, I am amazed by the "made of one piece" feeling my car has, one not found in any of the British cars that I have owned. I can now understand why contemporary road testers hoped that such long-in-the-tooth sports cars like the TR6 and MGB would be updated with underpinnings similar to those found in the 2002. Were they pining for a Z3 25 years too early? With "H" rated 185/70-13 Yokohamas (165/13s were stock) and their tall sidewalls, the ride on my car is compliant; however, there is still more than enough grip to have fun. Its unassisted steering is light and communicative and makes the 2002 eminently tossable, although not without a fair amount of body lean. The car begs for an almost Italian driving style, bordering on the illegal. The brakes are adequate and the gearbox and clutch are terrific, although having the fifth cog—rarely seen in the U.S.—is a real plus. Visibility is excellent, though a sunroof is a desirable option because the ventilation is poor. While not as smooth as today's balance- 22  The author 's 1976 2002 shafted, ultra-isolated fours, the two-liter BMW unit is willing enough up to its 6,000rpm redline. I love the way the firing order is imprinted in the giant cast-aluminum valve cover, which gives things a serious look under the front-hinged clamshell hood. From this vantage point, the tii looks much more exotic than the single Solex-equipped standard cars. Outside, a badge is the only giveaway. Among 2002 geeks, there is much contention as to what years are the best. Most seem to prefer the early cars with round taillights, small bumpers and '60s-style interiors. Having looked at my share of these cars with twisted bumpers and dinged stainless trim in front, I'd think twice about dismissing the post-'73s and their more robust bumpers. This is certainly not an issue as serious as the chrome bumper vs. rubber bumper thing with MGBs. But frankly, I happen to like the rectangular taillights because they integrate better with the 2002's overall boxy design. Since the newest 2002s are now approaching 30 years old, expect the usual age-related issues. Chief among them is rust. Given its druthers, a 2002 will turn into a heap of iron oxide with the same alacrity it demonstrates while turning into a decreasing radius corner. Shock towers, spare tire wells, and inner and outer fenders are all fair game. Do yourself a favor and confine your 2002 search to dry Western states. Interior pieces are also wearprone. Thus, an uncracked dash is rare and desirable. Drivetrains are robust and if they're cared for properly they should last around 150,000 miles before serious attention is needed. Cooling systems, however, were always marginal, so higher capacity radiators and electric fans are advisable. As with most cult cars, parts support is excellent. BMW has even gotten into the act with its "Mobile Tradition" division. As a result, my local dealer has had access to whatever I've needed at surprisingly reasonable prices. One thing I didn't realize when I purchased my '76 2002 on something of a whim was how iconic it really is. Nearly everybody over 50 seems to have a 2002 story. Invariably, these end with "we drove it until the fenders rusted oft" which probably means until around the end of the Carter administration. DET AILS Years produced: 19 68-76 Number produced: 339,084 Original list price: $ 2,750 (1968) SCM Price Guide: $4 ,000-$8,500 Tune-up/major serv ice: $200-$450 Distributor cap: $9. 95-$12.95 Chassis number: pl ate on right side inner fender be hind the shock tower Engine number: hlo ck above the starter mountin g flange Club: BMW Car Clu h of America, 640 South Main Stre et, Suite 201, Greenville, SC 2 9601 Web site: www.lonw cca.arg Alternatives: 1969- 74 Alfa Romeo 1750/2000 GTV , 1969-73 Datsun 510,1969-73 P °mite 911 SCM Investment Gr ode: ( Collectibility is a tough call. With the exception of the 507, post-war BMWs don't seem to fare well in this regard. Witness the MI, the magnificent 3.0 CSi and the lightweight CSL—all snoozing in the backwaters of the collector car world. I realize a number of people have singled the 2002 out as an up-and-comer. Nevertheless, the reason to buy a 2002 is not for appreciation, but to drive the hell out of it. The one to have would be a tii in a period color like Inka Orange or Polo Yellow with a sunroof, but the great thing about 2002s is that BMW didn't build any bad ones. Buy one because it's a practical old car with a back seat, style and abilities not inconsistent with its huge reputation. Or because, like me, you've been priced out of the early 911 or Alfa GTV markets.* Sports Car Market

Page 21


Page 22

Legal Files John Draneas The Ins and Outs of Odometer Replacement If the odometer is replaced, and the replacement odometer does indicate the actual mileage of the car, then no further disclosure is required ear SCM: I enjoy and appreciate your "Legal Files" column, but any SCMer who has been on the wrong end of an odometer discrepancy should be offended by your March 2005 article on replacement odometers. You went to great lengths to portray the situation as a minor legal inconvenience for the seller, with no mention of a moral dilemma. Would you feel the same if it was the dealer doing the misrepresenting? D -.• •"2  You also stated that you wouldn't be inclined to accept the proposition that the odometer repair requires the dealer to represent the vehicle as "True Mileage Unknown." Please look a little more closely at the federal laws concerning odometers— if the car rolls into the repair facility with the odometer not turning, by law it is TMU and must be disclosed as such. Failure to do so by a dealer can cost him his license and earn him prison time. The question that was asked of the Ferrari 348 owner was, "Has the odometer ever been tampered with, rolled back or disconnected?" You say that the owner's answer of "no" was technically correct. Really? Is it actually possible to replace an odometer without disconnecting it? The owner made a moral judgment when he stated that the odometer reading on his car was correct. The fact that you speak not of right or wrong but simply of liability is troubling to anyone who has been a victim of odometer fraud, either by a dealer or a private party. — M.B., Laguna Beach, CA First, a quick refresher. My March column dealt with a reader who owned a 348 that had had its defective odometer replaced. The work was done by his local Ferrari dealer, which reset the new unit to reflect the actual miles on the car. The owner had all the paperwork to back this up, which he gave to the guys at a different Ferrari dealership, along with all the other service records, when he traded in his car on a 360 Modena. While completing the transaction, one of the documents he filled out asked him if the odometer on his car had ever been tampered with. He replied "no." A couple of days later, the dealer called him, reduced the trade-in allowance for the 348, and demanded more money to make the deal work, as the 348 had been misrepresented and the dealer was now going to have to list the car as TMU. CURBING FRAUD The actual law in question here is the Federal Odometer Act (FOA), which was 24  60 ‘  ,,ep .g 0   ..-sa  '40 .se  — -..r , t  . . i  • i ICIG 121.0 .,;0'., -i" 0, 1.5'9, 6'9  ......  ev. .. ' Nu:IgGr. 0 0-0 0 3°D.18E1' ' tive odometer was replaced with a new one that had been adjusted to reflect the actual mileage of the car. There is nothing in the FOA that treats the odometer being physically disconnected for repair as any sort of violation, at least not unless the car is driven while it is disconnected. The reader had the old odometer and the signed documents to prove it—what more could he be expected to do? Similarly, I do not see how the dealer has a problem with this Ferrari. The indicated mileage is the actual mileage of the car, and can be represented as such. Real or reset? enacted to curb odometer fraud, and to a great extent it has. Of interest to us is that it makes two specific things illegal. The first is driving a vehicle when you know the odometer is disconnected or inoperable, with the intent to defraud. The second is altering or tampering with the odometer with the intent of changing the actual mileage shown. The FOA also imposes the now familiar disclosure requirements on everyone who transfers a title on a car that is less than 10 years old. You must state one of the following: I. The indicated mileage is the actual mileage. 2. The indicated mileage is the actual mileage over the odometer's mechanical limit. (For example, 13,000 indicated miles is actually 113,000 when you have a fivedigit odometer.) 3. That the indicated mileage is not the actual mileage. REPAIRS ARE COVERED, TOO Odometer repairs are also covered by this statute. If an odometer is repaired and it is impossible to register the actual mileage of the car, the odometer must be reset to zero and a sticker explaining the discrepancy must be attached to the left front door frame of the car. Thereafter, the inaccuracy of the odometer reading must be disclosed when transferring title. However, if the odometer is replaced and the replacement odometer does indicate the actual mileage of the car, then no sticker or further disclosure is required. In this case, the owner is able to certify the mileage as actual when he transfers the title. This is precisely what our reader did, and thus his answering "no" to the dealer's disclosure form is not a misrepresentation. He stated the odometer reading reflected the actual mileage of his car, which it did. As the reader described the situation to me, the defec- FRAUD ABOUNDS I don't mean to minimize odometer fraud by any means. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently published a study that determined odometer fraud occurs in as many as 3.47% of cars less than 10 years old, and costs consumers over $1 billion per year, or about $2,336 per case. These are pretty big numbers. Odometer fraud is a hot topic. An Internet search readily linked me to numerous Web sites maintained by lawyers who handle these types of cases, and to many state-sponsored sites that alerted people to the problem and gave tips about how to detect it. ODO RESETTING, JUST SIGN HERE But I found the most interesting sites were the ones that offered digital odometer reprogramming services. These operations all offer legal disclaimers to advise that tampering with the mileage is illegal, and that they will do their work only on the basis of your promise that you aren't going to do anything illegal with the odometer after its displayed mileage is adjusted. I saw one shop that even requires an agreement to reimburse it for any liability it might incur for having adjusted your odometer. Which brings us to a point we have made time and time again in SCM. The best way to have confidence in an odometer reading is for the seller to provide service bills that stretch back several years, with each representing an odometer reading that is in sync with the use the car is represented to have had. Anything else is really just wishing on an odometer and hoping for the best.• John Draneas is an attorney and car collector in Oregon. His comments here are general in nature and are not a substitute for consultation with an attorney. He can be reached at: legalfiles@sportscarmarket.cotn. Sports Car Market

Page 23

During the weekend of September 30th through October 2nd l '2005 You are invited to attend the inaugural New York City Concours d'Elecjance al Central Park. NYC COMOUPS d'Elegance, A Timeless Classic Bringing history back to its roots 101 years after the very first Automobile Salon opened in New York City. The return of this unique and highly regarded event will be held in New York City's world famous Central Park, September 30th through October 2nd, 2005. CONCOURS DILE GANCE , t  TAAL ff.f. • 'If Known for its breathless city views and calming serenity Central Park provides a dramatic scenic backdrop for this exclusive world class event with New York City's best Hotels, Restaurants and shopping just steps away. Only the most important and significant classic cars will be shown during this special event making it almost a World Championship for the best classic cars. The third and final day will be an exclusive "Ferrari only" event showing the best examples of this fascinating marque. You are invited to join thousands of automobile enthusiasts and car collectors from all over the world to enjoy three full days of exciting automobiles on display which will be judged by renowned automotive experts, journalists, race car drivers and celebrities. For further information regarding corporate and VIP hospitality contact: New Yep1( City ConcouPs d'Elegance New Yeplc, NY USA Tel. 212-319-0800 info@nycconcoursdelegance.com

Page 24

Collecting Thoughts MiG 21: For Sale or Trade You need to get Form 6 from the State Department: a license to import a weapon of war. Not easy to do by Paul Duchene CHEAP AT $100K Former U.S. fighter pilot Joe Gano of Wilmington, DE, and his partner Dave Cannavo fly a 1973 Czech MiG 21, one of 16 in the U.S. Gano, 60, flew T-38s and an F102. He says the MiG is unforgiving, with swept-back wings that give little stall warning. When the plane stalls, it can plummet 3,000 feet like a lawn dart before the pilot can recover. Mark, Treit M arlo Treit's dreams are coming down to earth. He's now sold his 1,500-mph Soviet jet fighter to chase the 417-mph, wheel-driven World Land Speed Record. Treit, a life-long pilot, rents 50 hangars at Aurora Airport, just south of Portland, OR, to house all his projects. He has raced at Bonneville Salt Flats for 45 years and his last race car—a 366-cubic-inch, DeSoto-powered dragster—still holds an unsupercharged record at 297 mph. "I had the supercharged record at 333 mph but somebody went 340 in January," says the feisty 67-year-old hot rodder. Treit's pencil-slim new car is powered by two 500-horsepower supercharged Chrysler Hemi V8 engines. He figures it's good for 550 mph, and hopes to have it ready by next year. FROM RUSSIA WITH WINGS All of which pales by comparison with the MiG 21 fighter he owned for ten years until he sold it last Christmas through an advertisement in Auto Week. Sandwiched between ads for a 2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 and a 1985 Ferrari 308, it overshadowed both, significantly expanding the definition of exotic. His ad read: 26  MiG 21 PFM—speed over 1,500 mph. Manuals and logs translated into English, all records since new, run-up and taxi-tested, spare parts and ground support/test equipment. Cost in the millions, steal for $100,000 or trade for exotic car of equal value. The MiG 21 was the Soviet Union's frontline jet fighter from 1957 to the present and a familiar foe during the Vietnam War. More than 11,000 "Fishbeds" were built, making it the most ubiquitous of jet fighters. MiG 21s have been flown by 40 countries, and about 3,000 of them are still in service. During the Cold War, the Soviets would send them screaming to 50,000 feet at twice the speed of sound to launch missiles at Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird" spy planes flying 35,000 feet higher. Treit's MiG 21 was a Czech model from the late 1960s with only 38 flight hours since its last major overhaul. It's one of three he imported in 1995 because the idea of owning the fastest and baddest plane on earth appealed to him. Treit is a piston-engined pilot; he owns a Cessna 414, but never flew the MiG 21. According to veteran Air Force pilots, jet certification is a whole separate skill. Treit's plane was a single-seater, so he couldn't take anybody along. And certification takes a long time. Gano and his partner import Soviet bloc planes, and he says it's easy to sink Treit's asking price in a MiG 21 just to get one flying here. "It costs $15,000 to $30,000 to buy it, $20,000 to ship it, $20,000 to assemble it, then $20,000 in U.S. radios. And you need to get a Form 6 from the State Department, a license to import a weapon of war. And that's not easy." So Treit was lucky to find the perfect buyer through his ad—somebody who knew his price was reasonable. "It's gone to a guy named Lucky Eclunan in Columbus, OH," says Treit. "He works for a company called Snow Aviation and he's a test pilot for C130s. They've had wing spar cracking due to heavy fuel loads inboard and he's been testing tip tanks. He sent me a picture of C130s turning on a knife edge—it has to be there at least two and a half minutes both left and right to make sure the fuel crossovers work." Echman reads Russian and was able to translate the original logbooks. "He's a serious guy," says Treit. "Retired military, F-4 carrier pilot. He flies an F-15 for the National Guard and has F-18 experience. He brought in a crew and packed the MiG out and had it on its feet before the end of the year. We pulled the seat out of it and the next time I talked to him he was in Prague having it refitted for a new pilot." GAS GUZZLER Treit's new record car is a six-year project. It's 50 feet long, 36 inches wide at the nose, and tapers to 22 inches at the cockpit in the rear. He started by sketching it in chalk on the shop floor six years ago. Together with expert fabricator Jim Hume, Treit has created a 7,500pound silver tube-frame racer with 600 pieces of individual hardware and 2,000 rivets. It's a painstaking copy of the model he wind-tunnel tested at the start of the project. Treit has two pairs of supercharged Chrysler engines ready for the car. Each engine gulps down 16 gallons of race fuel in 40 seconds, and is coupled to a B&J drag-racing transmission, shifted by compressed air. The air tank holds enough pressure for three gearshifts and four parachutes, operated by push buttons on the tiny butterfly wheel. Sports Cor Market

Page 25

Learning from his last car (which, he says, had the aerodynamic qualities of a loaf of bread turned sideways with a torn wrapper), Treit has cut the coefficient of drag by 90%. The silver cigar will be driven by Les Davenport, who drove Treit's last car and runs a machine shop in Alberta, "a nice, smart guy who doesn't make mistakes," Treit says. How much did this projectile of polished stainless steel and aluminum cost? "I can tell you what it costs when it's finished," Treit laughs. "It's what you're willing to spend." Treit quit driving his land-speed cars after a crash at well over 100 mph, but he may have dodged an even bigger bullet by not trying to fly his MiG 21. Bill Reesman flies the Red Bull MiG 17 at air shows nationwide from his base in Southern California. He has 650 hours in his scarlet fighter and 2,600 more in F-1 00s and hoots at the idea of a civilian flying a MiG 21. "There's no difference between civilian pilots and the military, other than two years and $2 million training a person in the very adverse characteristics of jet fighters," he muses. So Treit is back to his first love—land-speed records—and now he has room to move around his shop without a huge jet fighter in the way. He went through the systems on the MiG 21 but was Pay $100k, go 1,500 mph frustrated by not being able to test his work. With the land-speed car, he knows that driver Les Davenport will get the most out of fabricator Jim Hume's expertise and his attention to detail. And he knows that Bonneville is equally unforgiving of poor design or execution. "Look at this picture," he says pointing to a big poster of his DeSoto-powered dragster at speed. "I know this was taken on the second run. It shook the rear hubcaps off in the first run and blew the supercharger apart and tore off the rear wing on the second." Of course, Treit is aware that while losing a wing at Bonneville did lead to some exciting moments, they would pale in comparison to having the same thing happen to the MiG at 50,000 feet. He's decided, for the moment anyway, to keep all his wheels on the ground.• .Monza Syyder The 2005 13MW powered Monza Spyder is a one-of-a-kind concept car built by Milt Brown, creator of' the Apollo sports cars to showcase the capabilities of his new company, Apollo Design. The Monza Spyder blends the passion & flowing lines of late 30's 2900 Alfa Romeos with modern mechanical components. ontacl  for 10:or -illation on Hie .Alonza Npvder Or to commyssion an original design 'Brown at io 04 0772.

Page 26

SCM Picks_ Oscars for Car Enthusiasts Meguiar's awards recognize those who give the most back to the hobby by Bengt Halvorson Barry Megnial; award recipient William Smith and editor Martin  Tunercar icon RJ De Vera THE SELECTION COMMITTEE • B.J. Birtwell, DaimlerChrysler • Brian Brennan , Street Rudder Magazine • Rich Ceppos, Auto Week • Pete Chapouris, So-Cal Speed Shop • Rale Clyne, The Auto Collections at the Imperial Palace • Dick DeLoach, Lowrider Magazine John Dianna, Super Rod/American Rudder The fades: Car hobby family of the year W illiam H. Smith was honored as the 2005 Meguiar's Car Hobby's Person of the Year. The awards ceremony took place April 9 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA. Founded 11 years ago by Barry Meguiar, CEO of Meguiar's, the award is given each year to someone who has had a significant impact on the car community. For the Meguiar's family, the award "is our way of giving something of significance back to the hobby, which is our life and our passion," said Barry Meguiar. This year's recipient, William Smith, is the former executive director of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA), which under his leadership became the largest collector car club in the world; he's also a co-founder of the Automotive Restoration Marketing Organization (ARMA). Smith has been a lifelong car collector, starting with a '39 Chevrolet coupe at age 14. During his tenure at the AACA, Smith judged at 155 meets. He also worked to establish the Hershey, PA, AACA Museum, 28 which opened in 2003, the year that he retired. Since then, Smith has served on the AACA board of directors and continues to be a spokesperson and lobbyist. Ken Eberts also was recognized as a "Treasure of the Hobby." He is a widely known and recognized automotive fine artist, and founding member of the Automotive Fine Arts Society. Eberts attended the well-respected Art Center College of Design and started out as a designer at Ford, but over his career he has produced over 1,000 original paintings. RJ De Vera, film star from "The Fast and the Furious" and expert on tuner-car culture, also received special recognition as a "Treasure of the Hobby." De Vera currently works as a consultant for products and brands, as well as on "The Fast and the Furious 3." Several new awards were given out this year. The first "Family of the Year" award was presented to the Cade family of Turlock, CA, for their especially strong family identity in car culture. George Phillips of Jacksonville, FL, an active volunteer for the Amelia Island Concours • Michael Dobrin, Drive Media • Tom Gale, former executive VP, DaimlerChrysler • Winston Goodfellow, Sports Car International • Keith Martin, chair, Sports Car Market, Speed Channel • Tara Baukus Mello, Edmunds.com , Streetscene • Phil Patton, The New York Times, Esquire, Vibe • Robert Ross, Robb Report • Bob Stevens, Cars & Ports Matt Stone, Motor Trend • Brock Yates, Car and Driver d'Elegance, was named the first "Volunteer of the Year. - Past recipients of the Car Hobby Person of the Year Award are Corky Coker, Steve Earle, Bill Warner, J.B. Nethercutt, Robert Petersen, Bruce Meyer, Jules "Jay" Huemann and Lorin Tryon, Jay Leno, Bill Miller and Chet Miller, and Chet Krause. The selection of Smith was made by a committee comprised of influential individuals from the collector car community, and chaired by SCM editor Keith Martin. For more informationon the Meguiar's Award, visit www.meguiars.com . To download the nomination forms for next year, go to www. sportscarmarket.com/meguiars . • Sports Car Market

Page 27

THE QUAIL 2005 A MOTORSPORTS GATHERING FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 QUAIL LODGE  CARMEL CA During Concours week on the Monterey Peninsula, The Quail brings together connoisseurs who share their passion for rare sports and racing cars in a relaxed, elegant setting. In its third year, The Quail offers a tribute to the legendary Mexican road race, La Carrera Panamericana ..plus an outstanding display of 120 pre-war and post-war sports and racing cars, vintage motorcycles and Alfa Romeos Enhancing the event is the opportunity to enjoy fine wines and delectable cuisines, an exhibit of automotive fine art photography, and auctions of automobile memorabilia and vintage cars presented by Bonhams & Butterfields. Admission includes all food and beverages, as well as entrance to the auction $150 for adults, complimentary for children under 12 The Quail 877734 4628 (toll-free information & tickets) 831 658 3517 (local tickets) www.quaillodge.com ROLEX BENTLEY THE PENINSULA 1101-11S .° ROVER Bonham's & BUTTERFIELDS A. AMPLAISEAS , WELLS FAItGO INVESTMENTS 11/...0 Nam Vo.a4 Stott F.A 9.

Page 28

Collecting Thoughts Cataloging Madness Richard Griot's automotive addiction, coupled with his entrepreneurial spirit, has made him the Pied Piper of the American garage movement by Kathleen Donohue Karapondo open window. It was like music. If that guy in Lake Como hadn't already screwed me up, then Batman surely did." Eventually, Griot went off to college in Boulder, CO, to concentrate on physics, but he'd been bitten. He found a restoration shop called Sports and Vintage Racing where shop owners Robert Seiffert and Jim Stranberg were working on Bugattis and Formula One racers. He asked for a job. They turned him down—five times, even when he offered to work for free. They finally gave him some engine parts to polish, which he did in his characteristically fastidious manner; eventually they decided to pay him. That experience got him into the Riverside Track mechanics program with Jim Russell, where he raced and worked on cars. THE "WILL WORK TO RACE" PROGRAM Richard Griot and his Formula Ford R ichard Griot has a problem. Some might even go so far as to call it a mental illness. But it's one he shares with a lot of people, including SCM subscribers. "It's a sickness. We've all got it. See that guy over there?" Griot points out his office window, gesturing toward a normal-looking guy strolling away from his restored VW microbus toward Griot's retail center. The guy starts up the steps, stops, turns and stares back at the van for a long moment, like a lovesick preteen leaving his first girlfriend at the end of summer camp. "Yep," says Griot, "He's diseased." It's like that at Griot's Garage: a constant parade of Tacoma, WA, car nuts who live close enough to stop in for their fix. Gearheads from everywhere else rely on the Griot's Garage Web site and catalog. For 16 years, the afflicted have devoured page after page of car-pampering products. And in a world full of mindnumbingly dull catalog copy, Gnat's is a hoot to read. The meticulously detailed product information is peppered with goofy observations and the occasional rant. All of it is written by Griot and partner Mark Greene, and they laugh out loud doing it. "We take our business very seriously, but we know we're ultimately selling fun. That's why people get into the hobby in the first place," says Griot. STARTING YOUNG If there is one thing that seems to be consistent with car nuts, it's a history of underage driving. Gnat's grandfather had him behind the wheel at age ten, propped up on phone books, driving down the highway. (Grandpa may have been a little batty. He'd let Richard lie on top of the station wagon, hanging onto the luggage rack, while he tore down Missouri farm roads.) Griot's family was close-knit. In 1971, they spent a year traveling through Europe and Africa in a Volkswagen camper van. His parents took the kids out of school to give them the education of their lives. They met pygmies, had their car rammed by an elephant in the Congo, and hung out with eccentric ex-pats, like the one at Lake Como in Italy who had a fleet of sports cars. The sight of his Lamborghini tearing through the narrow streets of Lagano made a lasting impression. When he offered the eleven-year-old a ride in the Lambo, "I was transformed," says Griot. His first ride in a Ferrari came from neighbor Adam West, TV's Batman. "I used to hear him start that thing up in the morning; the sound of that engine would come through my "In return for getting your racing for free, you signed an agreement that they basically owned you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to work on their cars and get them ready for races. We'd be up 'til two in the morning, fixing cars that people had crashed for races the next day. 1 averaged about $1.25 an hour. I got in about 13 races before I quit. It was just too crazy." While Griot was starting a family, running a clothing business, and getting involved in California car culture, his entrepreneur father pressed him with the question of what he wanted to do with his life. "Dad knew I wanted to control my own destiny, and that I wanted to do something with cars." They made a list of businesses, including a restoration shop, a dealership, and the catalog idea. That August, Griot headed to the automotive festivities in Monterey, CA, slipping hundreds of postcards under windshield wipers to advertise his no-lift floor paint and car care products. It was an immediate success. After the first catalog, there was no turning back. It seemed a lot of people were willing to pay more for higher-end products. Some found Griot's luxury products a little too luxurious. One memorable caller from back East lambasted not only Griot's manhood, but his geographical location. "He said something like, 'You wussy Californian, what the hell kind of man needs a padded creeper?" Maybe nobody needed one, but just about everybody wanted one. The creepers sold out immediately. 30 Sports Car Market

Page 29

"Imagine that, people choosing padding over concrete or a stupid board," says Griot. Still a top seller sixteen years later, it pleases him to note that the majority of the padded creepers are sold back East. Griot made the move to Tacoma about ten years ago. He left Southern California because "the weather sucks down there," he says dryly, admitting, "California makes it very difficult to stay in business." Recently, Griot ran into Arnold Schwarzenegger and told him why he left California. "I said, 'You've got to get a hold of the California Air Resources Board; you can't even sell car wax in California. You can't do anything without getting slapped with a fine. Griot's call center staff is not full of the typical know-nothings who seem to dominate customer service. Every person who mans the phones has gone through two weeks of product training, including hands-on buffing and waxing, so they know all about the product line. "If a guy is in the middle of buffing, and it isn't looking right, he can call our guys and get assistance right away. We also offer a 100% guarantee on our products. Nobody else does that, especially on electrical products. If you buy a Hella horn from somebody else and it breaks two years from now, you're out of luck." A few abuse the guarantee, but Griot has a way of dealing with them. "I'm not going to base my business on the two percent of people who cheat the system. We just never send them another catalog. And if they try to call anyway, I just say: 'No wax for you!" THE GARAGE THAT WAX BUILT It says a lot about Griot that his own garage, which he spent a decade dreaming about and two years building, is equal in square footage to his house. At 2,500 square feet with 13-foot ceilings, the garage has plenty of room to work and play with his four children. The state-of-the-art tools (I-beam lift with a 2,000-pound capability; parts-washing cabinet; pull-down electric, air, and water hoses; in-floor lighting covered with lighthouse-tough Fresnel lenses; and an outdoor car-washing facility with infra-red heating) make his gearhead buddies drool. He works with his two teenage boys on their cars, including a '76 BMW 2002 ("We're making one good car out of two freebies") and a '71 Chevy Camaro RS/SS, his 17-year-old son's project. "We've been working on the Camaro for two years, and I think we'll have it back on the road in time for his high school graduation. The Bimmer was a great project for my younger son. It's easy to work on, a great project for a young man to develop his mechanical skills." The garage also houses his new Ducati ("I thought I should teach myself how to ride a motorcycle before they outlaw them") and a 1969 Macon Formula Ford racer, a way to share his love of racing with his kids. "They're so simple to understand, they make a good starting point to get into racing at minimal cost," says Griot. '71 Camaro should he done by son :c graduation COMING SOON TO A MALL NEAR YOU If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Richard Griot should be blushing like a June bride. Big companies are jumping on the garage accessories bandwagon, while as a part of his growth, Griot is considering proposals for everything from infomercials to retail outlets. It doesn't look like the business will be losing steam anytime soon. Griot has this advice for fellow gearheads who want a hobby-related career: "Start out with a large fortune so you can end up with a small one." Resurrecting a BMW 2002 July 2005  He quickly adds, "Seriously, if you're really passionate about something, chances are other people are, too. And if you follow your passion, it never really feels like work. This is my love—everything I've done in life has prepared me for this."• 11 www.Automobil el nspec tions.com "When you need the job done right" Automobile Inspections LLC, Hartford, CT USA Telephone: 860 456 4048 Fax: 860 423 6260 31

Page 30

SCM Around the World Barrett-Jackson East and West Jackson said that the people in Florida treat him right instead of fighting him, as the public officials do in Arizona by Bob Golfen "altmeni. r •VSTAIP",; Traffic jams out West I f Craig Jackson had his way, Scottsdale would be more like Palm Beach. At least, that's how it seemed to me last month when I attended my first Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction in Florida. This was hardly my first Barrett-Jackson, though. For 16 years, I've covered every one of the Scottsdale auctions as auto writer for the Arizona Republic, the state's daily newspaper. It's one of my favorite parts of the job, and I've studied the event inside and out, getting to know most of the major players and witnessing much of the behind-the-scenes activity. During the past few years, I've seen the Scottsdale-based auction grow to outlandish proportions under Jackson's ownership. (I've also watched muscle-car prices grow to outlandish proportions, but that's another story.) This was the third year Craig Jackson brought his traveling show to West Palm Beach, hoping to capitalize on the booming success of the 35year-old Scottsdale event. The Florida version hammered down a successful weekend, selling about 400 old cars for more than $22 million, nearly doubling the take from the year before. What I found in Florida was an auction that was strikingly similar, and yet very different, from the one back home. The biggest difference was scale. The Florida auction felt like the three-ring circus had come to town, but had only brought one of its rings. Where were the massive traffic jams, the muddy (or dusty) parking lots, and that thousand-yard tent? In Arizona, crowd control is the name of the game, with more than 200,000 people cramming into the WestWorld site. In Palm Beach, the laid-back atmosphere allowed me to actually get up close to a favored automobile without having to elbow my way through the throng. 32  Lad bac A tind leisurely in the East Craig Jackson also seemed more laid back in Florida. The auction, held at the South Florida Expo Center, was inside an actual building instead of a tent, so Jackson had none of the worries about infrastructure or weather that haunt him in Scottsdale. And the people in Florida treat him right, he said, instead of fighting him, as the public officials do in Arizona. "There, it's adversarial," he said of Scottsdale. "Here, we're part of the family." WE BUILD IT, THEN THEY COME Jackson, a Scottsdale native whose father, Russell, co-founded the auction with Tom Barrett, has been at odds with his hometown in recent years because of problems at WestWorld, Scottsdale's outdoor event center. Basically, the auction has grown too big for WestWorld (at least, as the facility currently exists). Besides the enormous expense of trucking in everything for the January show, including electricity-generating capacity, a good rainstorm can bring the mighty Barrett-Jackson to its knees. The problems came to a head in January, when several weeks of rain threatened to turn WestWorld's lower field into a swamp. Jackson battled with Scottsdale officials for weeks before the auction, finally declaring that unless the city steps up and improves the situation, Barrett-Jackson and its estimated $75 million of economic impact would move across the valley to the city of Glendale, about 30 miles to the west. There, the city is building a huge sports center, including a stadium for the Arizona Cardinal football team, that could be just about right for an outsized collector car auction. By January, Jackson was saying that the situation in Scottsdale had become untenable, and he was negotiating with Glendale to move his auction there in 2007. But by the time the fiveday sale had ended, Jackson didn't seem quite as certain about moving it. Scottsdale people had helped him weather the worst of the storms, and now seemed ready to compromise on the permanent structure that Jackson wants built at the site. This building, he says, would serve all of WestWorld's many events—ranging from horse shows to home shows—far into the future. Recently, after many hours of negotiations, Jackson and Scottsdale officials seemed to be on the same wavelength, with the city ready to pony up millions to make things right. The Scottsdale City Council voted unanimously to add another $4.1 million to an $89 million master plan for updating WestWorld which, most importantly, would boost the size of a planned exhibition hall from 150,000 square feet to 220,000 square feet. That could house the Barrett-Jackson auction, Jackson said, as well as the equestrian events and other large users. But there are still many details to work out. Jackson said he's still not ready to make a long-term commitment to WestWorld until the city comes up with permanent solution to the two other major problems: parking and traffic. Those things have become critical due to Scottsdale's exponential growth, which has pretty much overrun the area. The 2006 auction will remain at WestWorld, but more assurances will have to made to keep it there for good, Jackson said. BRING ON THE BOAT GIRLS The Palm Beach auction gave me a taste of how Barrett-Jackson looked in another location. The auction sights and sounds are akin to those in Scottsdale, all taking place under the monumental Barrett-Jackson banner. Even the gaggle Sports& Market

Page 31

a  of vendors, although far fewer than those on the WestWorld site, were selling the same memorabilia, souvenirs, artwork, car gadgets and pricey collectibles. But a very significant piece was missing at the Palm Beach event. Where were the rare and historic classics, sports cars, rods and custom showpieces that hold the places of honor in Scottsdale? Throughout Barrett-Jackson's history, those are the offerings that have boosted the annual Scottsdale event to the level of the world's great collector-car auctions, and brought the crowds to drool and dream. The Florida collection, while tasty to those in the trendy muscle-car market, lacked any sort of high-end flair. There were some other Scottsdale mainstays missing at Palm Beach, like the sun-tanned celebrities. Where were the singers, actors, drivers and ball players who decorate WestWorld every year? And I saw woefully few gold-bedecked trophy dates. Also missing were the auction stage histrionics. Palm Beach bidding is relatively sedate compared with wild, wild WestWorld. Even the Ferrari Hat Guy, whose on-camera antics while bidding for the $3 million Oldsmobile F-88 in January remain a continuing source of wonder and mockery, seemed subdued. The bidding for Howard Hughes's car was a classic B-J event, though, coming down to a pair of burly men in yellow caps and a telephone bidder in Chandler, AZ. (The car itself was a nondescript 1953 four-door Buick Roadmaster with germophobe Hughes's air purification system installed. It brought $ I .62m.) Auction exec Steve Davis stood high on the stage and signaled the bids with the phone to his ear. Great theater and certainly crowdstirring, if coming across as somewhat contrived. A major plus at Palm Beach, sadly lacking in Scottsdale: the boat girls, who spent the weekend dressed in teeny bikinis and tossing T-shirts and beguiling looks from the deck of a gigantic off-shore speed boat. THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME Despite the boat girls, Palm Beach was a mere shadow of the crazy excess of the Scottsdale auction. Lately, I'd heard talk that Jackson would like to bring his whole 800pound gorilla to Florida for keeps. I think that would be nuts—just as crazy as moving the auction 30 miles to Glendale. The upscale allure of Scottsdale puts a halo a  -" COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION www.barrett-jackson.corn • PALM BEACH, FLORIDA Howard Hughes' germ-free Buick effect on Barrett-Jackson in January, with the city's grand hotels, restaurants, golf courses and desert vistas. If the auction moves to Glendale or any other venue, that could all be lost. Just look at the Kruse International collector-car auction, which still calls its January event a Scottsdale auction even though it moved far out of town years ago. Kruse wants to keep that Scottsdale halo, hoping it will help boost its fading Arizona auction. Barrett-Jackson West Palm made for a relaxing weekend, kind of a "lite" B-J. But, at least in my opinion, it will never have the tony sense of a happening that the Arizona event has. Barrett-Jackson without Scottsdale? Scottsdale without Barrett-Jackson? Everybody loses. • Best Drivers! Best Service! Best Customers! We've been setting the standard for automobile transport for over 20 years. We are proud to be"America's premier enclosed auto transport company." Visit our Website! 1—• www.intercitylines.com *****"Rated 5-stars by epinions.com " Please Call or E-mail for a FREE QUOTE  1-800-221-3936 • FAX 413-436-9422 552 Old West Brookfield Road •Warren, MA 01083 = July 2005 4NO The official transporters for: The Auto Collections • Barrett Jackson • Bloomington Gold • Corvette Mike • Mecum Auctions • The Petersen Automotive Museum 33

Page 32

Ferrari Profile 1960 250 GTE If you can't afford a nice example, you really can't afford a bad one by Steve Ahlgrim DETAILS Years produced: 1960-63 Number produced: 955 Original list price: 511,000 SCM Valuation: S45,000-$75,000 Tune-up/major service: $2,500 Distributor cap: 5450 (two required) Chassis #: left frame member by steering box Engine #: right rear above motor mount Club: Ferrari Club of America, P. O. Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358 Web site: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org Alternatives: 1953-55 Aston Martin DB2/4, 1963-68 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2,1962-65 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III SCM Investment Grade: ( COMPS 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE Lot #136, S/N 4047 Condition: 4+ Sold at $37,400 Chassis number: 2189GT  y the end of the 1950s, the success of rivals Aston Martin and Maserati in providing Grand Touring cars for the enthusiast with a family meant that Ferrari could no longer ignore this increasingly important market sector. There had been four-seater Ferraris before the 250 GTE, with Ghia, Touring and Vignale all producing 2+2 designs in the 1950s, but these attempts had been compromised by the necessity of using a chassis not conceived with passenger carrying in mind and were deemed less than entirely successful. Close collaboration between Ferrari and Pininfarina in the design of Maranello's first series-production four-seater ensured that no such criticism could be leveled at the 250 GTE. B First seen in prototype form at the 1960 Le Mans 24 Hour Race, where it served as the race director's car, the 250 GTE had its official world premiere later that year at the Paris Salon. At 2,600 mm (102 in.) in the wheelbase, the multi-tubular chassis was similar to that of the Pininfarina-designed 250 GT notchback coupe, and 200 mm (7.8 in.) longer than the contemporary 250 GT SWB's. Moving the engine forward by 200 mm and widening the rear track by 38 mm (1.5 in.) made room for the two rear seats. Independent front suspension, a live rear axle, all-round disc brakes and a four-speed overdrive gearbox completed the basic chassis specification, while the 240-hp engine ensured that there was no reduction in performance despite the inevitable gain in weight. Top speed was within a whisker of 140 mph. One example, driven by Ferrari works driver Phil Hill and carrying two passengers, accelerated from a standstill to 100 mph and back to rest in 25 seconds. Completed on November 22, 1960, the car on offer here was originally midnight blue with blue leather. Acquired by its current owner in 1995, the car has since benefited from comprehensive restoration at a cost of over $85,000. The body and upholstery were refurbished and 34  the engine, gearbox, differential and brakes were overhauled. The electrical system was rewired and a new stainless steel exhaust was fitted, while the Borrani wire wheels were returned to the factory for rebuilding. The car is now finished in red with black leather trim, one of the finest 250 GTE Ferraris on the market The SCM analysis: This car sold for $67,973 at Bonhams' Gstaad auction, held December 4, 2004. *first experience with a 250 GTE came on my second day in the Ferrari 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE Lot #24; S/N 2921 Condition: 2 Sold at $49,428 Christie's, Paris, France, 2/15/2004 SCM ID# 32559 business. I was given a cutting torch and assigned the task of severing the body from the chassis of a parts car Back in 1979, nasty, rusted, worn-out GTEs were relatively common. It was not unusual for these cars to serve as daily drivers, and after suffering their fair share of abuse, end up being discarded. So we were scavenging the sheet metal to use for potential accident or rust repaiz; with the .frame destined to go to the scrap yard. Today, of course, the idea of throwing away any piece of a vintage Ferrari is not just heresy, but entirely stupid. A used and abused GTE would just as likely be restored as cast off and you can rest assured that a derelict chassis would become the seed front which some replica, most often a GTO or Testa Rossa, would sprout. The 250 series did nzore to establish the Ferrari name and legend than any other model. Its success on the race track cemented Ferrari's reputation as the premier builder of dual-purpose racing automobiles, while its popularity as a production model provided the much-needed Sports Car Market RM, Amelia Island, FL, 3/1312004 SCJA ID# 32686 Photos: Bonhams

Page 33

capital to establish Ferrari as a serious manufacturer with an international distribution network. Today, we may lust after 250 models with names like Lusso, Testa Rossa, and GTO, but back in its day, the 250 GTE was Ferrari's most popular model, more than doubling the sales of any other 250 variant. There were three series of the 250 GTE, plus a few 330 Americas that were 250 GTE Series Ills fitted with the 330 engine. The three series were very similar with most dill . ferences confined to cosmetics. There is little difference in value among any of these four- seaters, although the 330 America does tend to be the more desirable model due to its larger displacement V12. In the long-brewing controversy as to which is the best "starter" Ferrari, the choices are usually the 1963-68 330 GT 2+ 2, 1959-62 250 Pininfarina coupe, and the GTE. While there are technical reasons to prefer the later 330 GT 2+2, like the availability of air conditioning, power steering, and a .five-speed gearbox, my choice would still lean towards the GTE. It not a big stretch to compare either the PF coupe or the GTE to any of the great 250s. The mechanicals are reasonably similar, as are the sound and feel of the cars. But the GTE edges out the PF coupe with a better driving position and more attractive cosmetics. If you can .find a good one, a GTE can be a very rewarding buy But the entry price of a GTE is only the beginning of your ownership cost. The maintenance schedule and expense of these cars is equal to that of the exotic two-seater 250s, cars whose prices contain seven digits. If that's not scary enough, most GTEs tend to be high-mileage cars that were passed along to less affluent owners as they aged, people for whom maintenance could be entirely unaffordable. As in the case of the car pictured here, the cost of refurbishing a rough GTE will quickly exceed the car's value. This is a case where if you can't afford a nice example, you really can't afibrd a bad one. While this car was extensively refurbished about ten years ago, it reportedly showed some needs when offered at Gstaad. I am told that the engine number was also suspiciously missing, certainly causing some sales resistance. The $68k price thus fell far short of both the optimistic $94,000 high estimate, as well as the $85,000 that was being asked for the car by a Swiss dealer just a few months earlier This was a classic case of buying the restoration at a discount and getting the car for fire. Assuming the condition was appropriate to the repair bills, it sounds like the buyer should be pleased with his purchase, and the seller will be hiding both the restoration bills and the Bonhams check from his wife. (Descriptive information courtesy of the auction company.). America's Oldest Ferrari Dealership www.RTET.com 877.840.3199 203 NE 122nd, Portland, OR 97230 July 2005

Page 34

Sheehan Speaks Michael Sheehan Ferrari Movers and Losers Oddly, the jump in the market for 365 GTB/4 Daytonas and 365 GTC/4s has helped firm up prices of early 456s and 550s I n today's Ferrari market, the win - ners far outnumber the losers. As you might expect, the only cars that are dropping in value are the newer cars like the 612 Scaglietti, 360 Modena, and the 550 Barchetta. Just like a Caddy or Accord, the minute you drive a new Ferrari off the lot, it becomes a used car. Vintage Ferraris, on the other hand, are going gangbusters right now, with huge jumps in valuation for even such previously lukewarm models as the 365 GTC/4. On the bigger-money end of the spectrum, things are looking F40 selling in the $325,000-plus range and $375,000 for an exceptionally low-mileage, no-stories example. A Euro F50 will bring about $650,000 and an under-500-mile, U.S.-spec car will bring $750k-$850k. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4: Event friendly means doubling of value even brighter, especially for those cars that are eligible for vintage events and tours. In fact, we've seen so many Ferrari values double in the last few years that some are asking whether the madness of the late 1980s is back. (Values went through the roof in 1989 before crashing, leaving many buyers stuck with cars that were worth just a fraction of what they paid.) But before we answer that question, let's take a look at which cars are moving the market. DROPPING FAST The only direction the market for late-model Ferraris is moving is down. While the asking prices for these cars remain high, the selling prices are, of course, much lower. For instance, a six-month-old 612 now sells at about $30k-$50k less than its window sticker of about $280,000. Even the brand new F430 is soon going to be fair game for a hit on the secondary market. As I write this, they are being flipped for a $60k-$70k premium over their just-under-$200,000 window sticker, but as supply increases and the richest and least patient kids on the block have fulfilled their desire, expect this number to drop to sticker and then lower over the next 24 months. HITTING BOTTOM The good news is that time cures all ills, meaning that ten-year-old 456s are now fully depreciated at about $75,000, while a first-year 1997 550 Maranello is also more or less fully depreciated at $110k-$125k. If you can live with a $5,000-plus service bill every year, both models offer state-of-the-art supercar performance and creature comforts for what is, in the Ferrari world, a pretty low price. The "high volume" models-308s, 328s, Boxers and Testarossas—are fully depreciated, and have little or no potential for appreciation. There are just too many of these cars for them to matter, and their costs of ownership are not really commensurate with their values. GOING UP The big jump in the market for 365 GTB/4 Daytonas and 365 GTC/4s helped to firm up prices of the early 456s and 550s. A good Daytona coupe has risen from $115,000 a year ago to $150,000-plus today. A few years ago, a good 365 GTC/4 would struggle to break $50,000, but today the same car will bring $75k. For example, 365 GTC/4 (S/N 15815) sold for $49,140 at BarrettJackson in January 2001. Just months later at the FCA National meet in Dallas it won the preservation award. In April of this year, I sold it for $72,000. F40s and F50s have been bumped up a bit, with a good U.S.-model 36  EVENT-ELIGIBLE The huge run-up in prices for "event friendly" Ferraris can be traced back to 1996, when Jean Sage and Jacques Swaters started the Shell Historic Ferrari Challenge in Europe, creating a factory-sanctioned event that showcased eligible historic Ferraris. The prices for the best of the best immediately started climbing, with models like the 250 GTO, 250 TR, and 375 MM doubling within four years, re-doubling in the next four years, and then jumping again in 2005. Ultra-wealthy enthusiasts continue to seek out the most prestigious Ferraris to be seen in on European circuits. For instance, a 250 GTO (S/N 3909) was sold by Kato in Japan in September 1994 to John Collins of Talacrest in the U.K. for about $2.7m. It was then resold to David Morrison for about $3.5m, and sold again in January 1998 to the McCaw brothers in a package, penciled at about $4.5m. Today this car is worth an easy $10m-plus. A rising tide does indeed lift all boats, eventually. "Second level" Ferraris, the 250 TDFs, SWBs and 500 TRC, have followed along and have made big jumps in the last two years. I sold 500 TRC S/N 0708 MDTR and 857 Monza S/N 0578 for just $ 1 m each in early 2003. Both are worth a one-phone-call $1.5m-plus today. The third level of vintage Ferraris are those that are less pricey but still eligible for events like the Tour Auto and Tour de Espana, models like the 250 Lusso and 275 GTB. These have doubled and continued to climb even higher in the last year. I sold a short-nose 275 GTB (S/N 7333) for $275,000 less than a year ago; today the same car would make an easy $375,000. WHAT IT ALL MEANS The common denominator to almost all Ferrari sales today is that most cars are going to real end-users who are buying their dreams and plan on keeping their cars. Rarely are cars going from dealer to dealer without a real customer in sight. Today's buyers are far more patient and expect complete market-comparable surveys and evaluations before buying. While older Ferraris have all gone up in value, in almost every case today's prices are far below the boom of 1989. A 365 GTC/4 is a bargain today at $75,000 compared to the $200,000 the same car would have brought then, just as a Daytona at $150k-$175k today is far cheaper than the $500,000 it would have cost to bring one home in '89. Unlike the late '80s, we're not in a Dutch tulip craze here. It's taken 15 years, but the market is finally starting to show some strength across the board. The real question is, how long until outsiders with too much money and too few brains see the appreciation in prices, and decide they want some of this easy booty for themselves? When that happens, and happen it will, buckle your seatbelt and get ready for another wild ride.• Sports Cur Market The standard-bearer "beginner" V12 Ferraris, the 250 GTE and 250 PF coupes, have also appreciated nicely. A good driver-quality 250 GTE should bring $75,000, and a similar 250 PF coupe $100k-$125k today. These are both up about 30% over last year's valuations.

Page 35

c / c/riatoru) ot F TT ON Blackhawk Collection 1092 Eagle Nest Place Danville, California 94506 Phone: 925-736-3444 Fax: 925-736-4375 web site: wwvv.blackhawkcollection.com e-mail: info6iblackhawkcollection.com 1970 Maserati Mistral Spider 196o Icrran 275/6 I S 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Ill James Young Saloon 1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Inskip Cabriolet 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300D Cabriolet D 1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud 11 Mulliner Drophead Coupe 1964 Jaguar E-Type Roadster 1961 Aston Martin DB4CT Coupe See Our Entire Inventory At www.blackhawkcollection.com

Page 36

English Profile 1955 Austin-Healey 100 Le Mans Dealers were using the Le Mans kit to tart up cars and help move them off the showroom floor by Gary Anderson DETAILS Years produced: 1955-56 Number produced: 640 documented, 1,159 possible Original list price: $3,275 SCM Valuation: 100/M (factory): $45,000$60,000; 100 Le Mans (non-factory): S30,000-S42,000 Tune-up/major service: S500 Distributor cap: S75 Chassis #: plate on firewall Engine #: plate on right side of block near distributor Body #: plate on firewall, plus stampings on left edge of bonnet, splash plate, retainer clip of boot lid, and all cockpit surround roils. Clubs: Austin-Healey Club of America, PO Box 3220, Monroe, NC 28111; Austin. Healey Club USA, 8002 NE Hwy 99, Suite B PMB 424, Vancouver, WA 98665 Web sites: www.healeyclub.org ; www. healey.org Alternatives: 1955-57 Triumph 183, 195457 Jaguar X8140 SCM Investment Grade: 100/M: B, 100 Le Mans: C Chassis number: BN2L233290 T his is a rare Austin-Healey with factory Le Mans options, finished in beautiful Reno Red and black. Notice the vented hood with leather strap, fold down windshield, and original dual carbs with original 100M Le Mans tag intact. Equipped with all options including overdrive, its credentials include scoring 96.1 points at the Conclave in Rockford, IL, where it finished first in class and was named Best of Show. The car was also featured on the cover of Austin - Healey Chatter magazine. This car is as new, and its quality speaks for itself. Subjected to a complete rotisserie restoration, this could be your only chance to own a BN2 with the Le Mans options. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $61,560 at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction held Jan. 26-30, 2005. The SCM Price Guide lists 1955-56 Austin Healey 100-4 BN2 S between $25,000 and $40,000, with the factory 100M models between $45,000 and $60,000, and the non-factory 100 Le Mans at $30,000-$42,000. So if you were on the block when bidding for the car pictured here started moving past that $40,000 barrier, what should you have done? Stay in? Or tuck your bidder's card back in your pocket and head for the bar? What exactly is a 100M or 100 Le Mans, anyway? Let:s review a little Healey history. In 1953, to gain publicity for its new sports car the Donald Healey Motor Company prepared four preproduction Hundreds for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Though the cars ran with stock windshields, interiors, and even bumpers, performance was tweaked ever so slightly to bump horsepower up from the stock 90 to just over 100. Astonishingly, the Healeys came in 12th and 14th. Combining straightforward design with workhorse reliability, it was a great result for an inexpensive car in virtually showroom condition. To meet homologation requirements, the Le Mans modifications had to be available for sale from the factory, so a "Le Mans kit" went into the BMC catalog as Healey Part P-280. The kit included two 1 3/4-inch SU 38  carburetors with special intake manifolds, a carburetor cold-air box and duct, a high-lift camshaft, a distributor with modified advance curve, and a steel-faced competition head gasket. Donald Healey soon started modifying and selling Healey 100s with the Le Mans kit through his own dealer showroom. (As part of its agreement with BMC, Healey Motor Company was also BMC's dealership in Warwick, operating a regular showroom selling MGs, Healeys, and other BMC cars.) Based on its experience with the prototypes, Healey also fitted the cars it modified with higher-compression pistons, a heavier (half-inch) front anti-sway bar and a Le Mans-regulation leather bonnet strap. To aid engine cooling, it sent the bonnets of the cars it was modifying back to Jensen to have louvers punched in them. These modified cars were selling so well that they must have caught BMC's COMPS 1956 Austin-Healey 100M Lot #245, S/N BN22231272 Condition: 2+ Sold at $70,400 RM, Monterey, CA, 8/12/2004 SCM ID# 34812 1956 Austin-Healey 100M Lot #124; S/N BN24/230077 Condition: 1 Sold at S46,200 RM, Phoenix, AZ, 1/17/2003 SCM ID# 30285 attention, because when the revised BN2 was introduced at the London Motor Show in October 1955, one version was advertised as the "100M" These were standard cars taken off the assembly line, sent to Healey for modifications, and then returned to the Longbridge works to be finished and shipped to dealers. The only real difference between these and the non-factory Le Mans cars was that the factory bodies were ordered from Jensen with the bonnets already louvered to simplify the process. Sports Car Market Photos: Barrett-Jackson

Page 37

This is where the confusion over factory and non-factory Le Mans models lies. Not only had Healey been modifying cars before the 100M was announced, but other dealers were using the Le Mans kit as well, to tart up cars they already had in stock to help move them off their showroom floors. In addition, the Le Mans components could be ordered through dealer parts counters for owners to install themselves. As such, there are no records of how many of these modification kits were sold to dealers or directly to customers. Even today, an owner who wants to improve the peiformance, appearance, and value of an original 100-4 can buy close reproductions of all these mods. But there are records to indicate how many 100Ms the factory built. BMC noted whether a car was shipped with the louvered bonnet or not, and a careful count of these production records indicates that only 640 Healey bodies came from Jensen with the louvered bonnet. To make things even more complicated, one of the books written by chief engineer Geoffrey Healey lists 1,159 as the total number of 100Ms. Since this figure doesn 't agree with the factory records, many Healey historians believe that it may refer to the total number of Hundreds that passed through the Healey Motor Company to have the Le Mans modifications installed, including not only the factory 100Ms, but also those cars that were upgraded before the 100M was announced, and earlier Hundreds that owners brought back to the Healey works for the upgrades. Among Healey aficionados, however, the only cars that should properly be called 100Ms are the ones that were originally built at the factory with a louvered bonnet. Others cars, regardless of where and when they were modified, are generally referred to as "100 Le Mans" cars (no "M'), or "100s with Le Mans modifications." So where does that leave a buyer who confronts a Healey with the louvered bonnet, leather strap, larger carbs, and cold air box with the Le Mans label? How can you tell whether it an afiermarket-upgraded car or one of the 640 100Ms that are worth considerably more? To answer this question, it essential to see a car's British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate. The production certificate for a real 100M will show that the car came from the factory with a louvered bonnet. The body number of the car (located on a plate on the firewall) should match the number shown on the certificate. This number should also be stamped on the bonnet, on the boot lid retainer, on the front splash panel, and—importantly—on all four cockpit surround alloy trim pieces (rails), which can be easily removed for inspection. Fortunately for the buyer of the car pictured here, several Healey specialists, including the former president of the Austin-Healey Club USA, were on hand at Barrett-Jackson. They could confirm that this car was well known among club members, since it was the first one to earn a Gold level award from the Austin-Healey Concours Registry. It was not a factory 100M, nor did the seller claim that it was. But even as a non-factory 100 Le Mans, it had accumulated only 8,000 carefully maintained miles since its award-winning restoration and was in excellent condition. Given the superheated atmosphere for Healey sales at Barrett-Jackson, the nearly $62k price paid here wasn't entirely out of line. Of course, this would be as much as $15,000 too high for a non-factory car anywhere else in the world. But a large part of what Barrett-Jackson is about is immediate gratification rather than shopping for the best deal. In this case, being able to walk away from the weekend with the car of the buyer 's dreams trumped saving a few thousand dollars. While it may not be the same choice you or I would have made, given the dynamics of this auction, it certainly understandable. (Descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• July 2005  39 ON ASTON MARTIN Ten years after Aston Martin - The Cornpleat Car, we are proud to present a new Aston Martin Bible; a 575 page history of the marque with text by Neil F. Murray and over 700 photographs. measuring 32.5mm x 32.5mm and weighing a hefty 171/2Ibs. THE 1 5 / 9 Clothbound Edition An edition of only 500 copies, numbered 1 - 500, it is bound in buckram cloth with foil blocking on the front and spine. The book is contained within a buckram cloth slipcase, also foil blocked on the spine. Available directly from the Publisher at £500 plus delivery (delivery Is made by courier company) .40K- Leatherbound Edition An edition of just 100 signed copies, numbered 1 - 100, it is bound in Moroccan leather with foil blocking on the front and spine. The book is contained within a dropback solander box, and features a plaque on the front, engraved with your book number. Only ten copies remain at £750; thereafter £850 Inclusive of delivery Palawan Press I imited ti Royal Crescent Mews, London wi I 4.sy TeL +44 (0) 107371 3060 Fax +44 (0) 20 7371 +olio publish@palawan.vo.uk www.palawan.co.uk

Page 38

English Patient Gary Anderson What Is It About British Cars? We never forget the satisfaction that comes from surmounting adversity, from the oft-told "Prince of Darkness" jokes to the recalcitrant fuel pump A t any car gathering, start the British car jokes and everyone can chime in with at least one favorite: Should you get a termite inspection before buying one? It's not leaking oil, it's marking its territory. If Lucas had made weapons, wars never would have started. We could go on here for many more column inches. But if British cars are the butt of so many jokes, why would anyone actually want to own one? This is certainly a fair question. And it begs the larger question that goes to the heart of the collector car hobby: Why does anyone bother owning and driving any car made before on-board diagnostics, airbags, crumple zones, and catalytic converters became part of our vocabulary? TIME MACHINE I can think of two good reasons, and both apply to old cars of any nationality. First and foremost, driving a classic car is about recapturing our youth and realizing adolescent dreams. Many SCMers were born soon after World War II, and developed their tastes in cars during the '50s and '60s. At the age when we completed the rite of passage that was our driver's license test, some of us were in the enviable position of driving one of the cool cars that established us at the top of the teen-age pecking order. Others wound up in the family's handme-down station wagon. Either way, each of us has a special fondness for one or two cars from that formative period. It might be a car that made us feel everything was possible. Or perhaps it's a car that we thought would convince a special girl to go with us to the prom. Whatever memories or dreams it rekindles, owning that car now is a means to reach out and touch our past. The second reason is that a classic car can turn our garage into a time machine. Just by picking up a wrench or test light, we can escape the 21st century and go back to a simpler time that had clearly understood rules and relationships. Twist the distributor of an MGB with the car running, and a stuttering exhaust can be turned into a sweet, smooth chord. Flick a toggle switch on an E-type, and the electrical current can be followed the length of a wire, from component to component, with a simple bulb and two wire leads. In those predictable mechanical and electrical relationships, we can make a tangible connection to a period when right and wrong, good and evil, seemed as easy to understand as a timing adjustment or an electrical circuit. FOR THE LOVE OF THE QUEEN I can imagine you nodding your head in agreement, though still wondering, "Why British?" A love of British cars usually grows out of a wish to connect to a culture and history that is different from, though closely intertwined with, our own. British cars, more than Italian, German or Japanese, are our excuse to appreciate the wisdom of the statement, "We are two cultures separated by a common language." While it's good fun to pepper our conversation with words like "boot," "bonnet," "gudgeon pin," "baulking ring," and "spanner," owning a British car also makes a statement about us as individuals. In our high school days, we might not have been first to be chosen for gym class football games and probably didn't date the cheerleaders. We 40  A tangible, and often oilstreaked, connection to a simpler time didn't hang out on the side of the parking lot with the owners of hot rods or muscle cars, guys who had packs of Camels tucked into rolled-up T-shirt sleeves. Instead, we sought out our own kind among the MGA and Triumph owners, the skeptics and non-conformists of that era, and are still happiest among this group. INNER STRENGTH In counting the ways that we appreciate our Jensens, MGs and other British cars, we never forget the satisfaction that comes from surmounting adversity. We're willing to endure wet knees and cold ears in our Bug Eyes if the weather turns bad. We're confident that a smart rap on the bulkhead behind the seat of our Healey 3000s will spur a recalcitrant fuel pump back into action. We know we can drive all day long in our Morgans, seated just two inches above a plywood floorboard mounted on a suspension system that was invented by the Celts. And we're proud of our achievement when we actually reach our destination. But at a deeper level, our love of British cars grows out of an appreciation for the traditions and lifestyle of England. Our cars came from a country that survived a first world war that stole its best and brightest, and a second that devastated its major cities and pushed its population into underground shelters, night after siren-wailing night. Yes, it's a culture that occasionally suffered from a curmudgeonly refusal to fully embrace the industrial age it invented. But it's also one that found strength in its history, its small villages with centuries-old stone walls, its stoic stiff-upper-lip attitude, and its heroes. Every time we slide behind the banjo-spoke wheel, pull on the string-back gloves, tighten the soft cap on our head, pull out the choke and push the starter button on an XK 120, we become viscerally linked to Stirling Moss, Jimmy Clark, Graham Hill, Pat Moss, and the Morley twins in their D-types, Healeys, Minis, and Cortinas. Our car may have a smell of moldy carpet, old leather, burned Castro!, and leaking radiator fluid. Or it may be as fresh and shiny as a complete restoration can make it. But underneath the walnut, wool and leather hides, and behind the anemic headlamps, there is a history and tradition with which we identify as we steer down our favorite back roads, tweed cap firmly affixed, spare can of oil tucked into the boot and a few extra fuses tossed into the glovebox for good measure.• Sports Car Market

Page 39

Featured Marque: Chaparral Leading a Tribute to the Great American Specials M  HUToMoblif Kiic[s TEKET MIST Presented by  August 19th to 21st www.montereyhistoric.com  12VSL_EI2 General Racing LTD  805-686-9292

Page 40

Alfa Romeo Profile 1966 Duetto Green may work for the Emerald City or the Wicked Witch of the West; however, it's anything but wicked on a Duetto by Keith Martin DETAILS Years produced: 1966-67 Number produced: 6,325 Original list price: $3,950 SCM Price Guide: $12,000-516,000 Tune-up/major service: $250-5275 Distributor cap: $18 Chassis #: stamped on engine firewall Engine #: on a boss under the distributor Club: Alfa Romeo Owners Club of America, PO Box 12340, Kansas City, MO 64116 Web site: vnvw.aroc-usa.org Alternatives: 1970-72 Porsche 914-6, 1965 Ford Mustang convertible, 1969-74 Triumph TR-6 SCM Investment Grade: B COMPS Chassis number: AR665252 In the early 1960s, auto enthusiasts were aware of the nimble, small Italian spider made by Alfa Romeo, but it wasn't until 1967, when a Duetto appeared in the movie "The Graduate" that Alfa Romeos became widely recognized. Alfa's 105 Series range was introduced at the Monza racetrack in 1962. The strong, multi-tube chassis was new; the design an evolutionary one based on the previous Giulietta and Giulia 101 Series. The 105 introduced major suspension changes, and, for the first time, four-wheel disc brakes by Girling. While some might have scoffed at Alfa's reliance on a solid rear axle suspension, it had developed and refined this chassis to a high level of handling and responsiveness. The cars were free of the peculiar, even evil, handling characteristics that plagued many independent rear suspension cars of the period. The precisely controlled suspension geometry may not have been sophisticated, but it responded instantly to drivers' inputs and did exactly what was expected, progressively and predictably. The Duetto on offer here is highly original and has benefited from careful maintenance over the years. It has known just two owners and is in very good, never restored condition. The car is a fit runner and driver, while a recent mechanical overhaul included a new clutch, rebuilding of the gearbox, complete brake replacement and installation of new exhaust headers. The vendor also reports that all cosmetics are in presentable and tidy overall condition. The combination of Alfa Romeo's responsive and powerful 1,600-cc DOHC light alloy engine, a smooth and quick-shifting five-speed gearbox, the chassis' predictable handling, and the Duetto's 2,195-pound dry weight makes it one of the period's most rewarding sports cars and movie stars. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $15,400 at the RM Amelia Island sale held March 12, 2005. It's no secret that I have a soft spot for the sports cars that bear the snake and cross—and I go weak in the pocketbook when I come across 42  a Duetto or GTV offered for sale. Just as the muscle car craze appeals to the youthful memories of many of today's buyers, a Duetto or GTV takes me back to my university days at Reed College, in Portland, OR. I bought niy first Duetto, white over black, in August 1972. I had spent the summer selling stuffed animals, helium balloons and assorted souvenirs from a booth on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Although the six-day-aweek, noon-to-midnight schedule was grueling, the pay was good. After eight weeks, I had amassed over $3,000, enough to significantly reduce the size of the student loan I was planning on taking out before my junior year 1967 Alfa Romeo Duetio Lot #S433, S/N AR662917 Condition: 3 Sold at S16,500 Kruse, Hershey, PA, 10/9/2003 Sat ID# 36466 1971 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider Lot #58; S/N AE1486793 Condition: 3+ Sold at $17,280 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, Al, 1/16/2003 SCM ID# 30095 As you might expect, my priorities soon changed. I was visiting Hilary Luginbuhl's repair shop in Mann County, home of the original Rubber Chicken Racing Team, for which I was a sometime mechanic. He mentioned that there was a red 1967 Duetto for sale at a dealership nearby, and I should take a look at it. At this point I had sold my 1962 Giulietta Spider Veloce (due to its roll bar, you couldn't carry the top with you in the car, making for an adventuresome winter in Oregon), so my fleet consisted of a blue-withblue 1962 Ford Falcon sedan (equipped with a three-on-the-tree manual transmission and the 170-ci six-cylinder), and a white-with-red 1964 Ford Country Sedan wagon that I had adorned with a fiat black racing stripe down the center of the hood and "352" stickers on each fender In other words, no Alfa. The asking price on the red Duetto was $2,100, and the next day, Sports Car Market

Page 41

HAMANN CLASSIC CARS • I  "  I I I I I I I I I I  I I I 1955 Mercedes-Benz  300SL Gullwing  ,  48s - - I • • 1960 Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta Competizione - 1971 Maserati Ghibi 4.9 SS Coupe 1962 Ferrari 330 GTO after realizing that no bank would loan me money to buy the car but that it would be easy to get a student loan, I decided to buy. I raced up to the dealership with the money I'd saved for school, only to see a "sold" sign on the window. But as every SCM reader knows, once you have decided to buy a car, you're going to get one soon—even ff it not the one you originally set out for The next day, the ad was in the San Francisco Chronicle: "1967 Alpha Romero convertible, white, 45,000 miles, $1,950 obo." Later that day I met the owner, inspected the car, counted out 18 Benjamins, and drove it home. Over the next two years I put 40,000 miles on this Duetto. It was "just a car," used for ski trips to Mt. Hood with a rack suction-cupped to the trunk, and for hauling a portable dishwasher home in the trunk when I came across a garage sale deal that was too good to pass up. Unlike the earlier Giulia and Giuliettas, the Due/to had a terrific, simple-to-erect top and a hugely efficient heater, which made it easy to live with. The styling, very period Italian today, was ultra-exotic in an era of square-rigged MGBs and TR6s. Best of all, the car could cruise effortlessly at 100 mph for hours, turning a mere 5,000 rpms in fifth. So what about the green Duetto pictured here? Let me start by saying this: At my daughter Alexandra 's urging, I recently saw the musical "Wicked" on Broadway. And while green works for the Emerald City, as well as being appropriate for Elphaba (the Wicked Witch), it's the wrong color for a Due/to. I didn't like it in 1966, and the passage of time hasn't helped any. The car itself looked straight enough, maintained rather than pampered, and certainly not restored. The dash, prone to cracking but easily recovered, was indeed wearing a fur coat, though the rest of the unexceptional interior was complete. The price paid was on the high side of retail inside the Alfa community, but then again, Alfa owners are notorious tightwads when it comes to buying other Alfas. In the real world, this didn't seem like a lot of money for a true Italian thoroughbred chock full of exotic alloy bits and treats like dual Webers and four-wheel discs. Alfas are cheap enough to maintain and rebuild, so the new owner can't get hurt too badly here ff there are any mechanical issues. The real challenge that confronts him will be seeing ff he can live with the current tired condition of the car For a full cosmetic restoration, starting with a red or white car might make more sense, so that at the end of the process there is a much larger potential market. (Descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• July 2005 ''1111;11Pb. 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 OTHER CARS PRESENTLY AVAILABLE FERRARI 166/212 Fl/F2 GP race car 340 America Vignale Berlinetta 250GT0 re-creation (ex-David Piper) 250LM 27SGTB/4 275GTB14 Alloy 330GTS 360 Modena Spider JAGUAR XKISO S Roadster MERCEDES- 300SL Roadster PORSCHE 356 Carrera Speedster 935 935 "Moby Dick" (one of only 4 built) 962 OTHERS Aston Martin DB6Volante Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Convertible For almost 30 years, Thomas Hamann has been actively involved in the classic and exotic car industry. He has been involved in the purchase, sale and brokering of some of the finest automobiles made.With this strong history. he has firmly established his position in the international collector car market. Ph. (203) 918-8300 Fax (203) 702-5098 www.hamannclassiccars.com info@hamannclassiccars.com BENZ

Page 42

Photos: Simon Clay/Christie S Etceterini & Friends Profile 1955 OSCA MT4-2AD Coupe No regular OSCA MT4 had made anything like this at auction recently—and probably not even at the peak of the sports car madness in 1989 by Simon Kidston DETAILS Years produced: 1948-57 Number produced: 102 Original list price: approx. $6,500 SCM Valuation: $250,000-$350,000 Tune-up/major service: start at $10,000 and keep spending Distributor cap: how much does the seller want? Chassis #: usually on the right front suspension support Engine #: on the block below curbs Club: Maserati Club, 2 Sunny Bank, Widmer End, Buckinghamshire HP15 6PA Web site: vnvw.maseraticlub.co.uk Alternatives: 1955-57 Maserati 150S, 1954-55 Porsche 550 SCM Investment Grade: A COMPS Chassis number: 1153 Engine number: 1510 C hassis 1153 is undoubtedly one of the most original surviving OSCAs in the world today. Only the patina of age would distinguish it from a new car. The chassis and engine are as they left the factory with the correct adjustable shock absorbers and the riveted alloy fuel tank. The engine shows strong oil pressure and the mileage of approximately 10,000 kms is believed to be correct. Its Vignale berlinetta coachwork on the successful MT4-2AD chassis is unique. In all, OSCA supplied only four original berlinettas ex-works, three to Vignale (chassis 1120, 1136 and 1153) and one to Frua (chassis 1113). All of these apart from chassis 1153, however, were fitted with less powerful engines of smaller capacity. Fine details on this exquisite car include rare OSCA and Vignale badging, king-size Jaeger instrumentation, the original horn button in the steering wheel, and Marchal lights. It is believed that the car on offer here has its original coat of black, and the dark red leather interior and carpeting is original, too. It has factory fitted luggage (with the original keys), a Plexiglas rear screen, custom-made rear lights, an alloy filler cap in the boot, and the original tool bag and kit stamped with the chassis number. With so many OSCAs used in competition in period and subsequently damaged or modified, this car is even more desirable for the collector in search of originality. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $507,500 at Christie's Retromobile auction held on February 12, 2005. Although the OSCA MT4 was primarily intended as a competition 44  car, and most were bodied as barchettas by small outs such as Moretti, the car pictured here never saw the race track. Instead it was given an elegant coupe body by Turin-based coachbuilder Vignale, then at the height of its powers with the talented young Giovanni Michelotti as its chief stylist. By his standards the coachwork for this MT4 was remarkably restrained, and perhaps because of this its lines have aged well. Michelotti essayed a variety of sometimes weird and often wonderful creations including the futuristic Demon Rouge, built on the Fiat 8V chassis, last year 's Best in Show winner at the prestigious Het Loo concours in Holland. After 50 years, these designs are finally now beginning to find favor with collectors. After its Turin Show debut, the Vignale coupe was apparently sold into private French ownership, and from there joined the little-known Swiss collection of Walter Grell. There it spent the best part of three decades until 2000, when shortly after Grell's death his heirs sold a package of cars to a London dealer Most of the cars were then offered at auction in May 2000, but a few were sold off privately beforehand, including the OSCA. Other than a good clean-up and a thorough service, the car was found to need very little. Sports Car Market 1955 OSCA MT4 Lot #41, S/N 1167 Condition: 'Sold at $429,000 Gooding 8, Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/15/2004 SCM ID# 34648 1949 OSCA MT4 Lot #748; S/N 1112 Condition: I Sold at $220,810 Bonhams, London, UK, 12/12/2001 SCM ID# 28052

Page 43

Its new owner was a friend of mine, a Dutch enthusiast who has been collecting Italian sports cars, especially Ferraris, since before I was born. When he decided to part with the OSCA last summer shortly after completing the Milano-Sanremo Rally without fuss, he called me and asked what 1 thought the car was worth. It's always difficult to predict exactly what a car will bring at auction, even for someone whose day job is serving as director of Bonhams Europe, including its Motor Car Department. Although those of us in the business like to think we have a pretty good feel for which cars will excite buyers and which won't, you never really know until the car goes under the hammer I told my friend that without any racing history, and considering this car was not an obvious candidate for the Mille Miglia or Tour Auto, it would have limited uses and would likely fetch less than a "standard" open MT4. He replied that he had a minimum figure of E425,000 in mind (that about $550,000 and growing by the day), having already turned down an offer of E350,000 two years earlier (about $455k today). Although the market is forever evolving, the best valuation guide we can have is a car 's previous sales and those of its peers. At the very least, these prices can give you an idea of how buyers perceive it. I had a good idea of what price this car had achieved previously, and based on those numbers, I considered his hoped-for price a tall order No regular OSCA MT4 had made anything like $550k at auction recently—and probably not even at the peak of the sports car madness in 1989 either The most recent auction sale was S/N 1167, sold (very well) by Gooding & Company last August at Pebble Beach for $429,000. While it would have been easy to accept the car for our Goodwood sale last September, I decided to decline. We try our best to avoid high profile no-sales, which not only take the shine off a successful auction but can also, in my view, call into question the auction house's market expertise. I wished my friend well, not thinking much more about it until I opened Christie 's catalog months later and saw the OSCA as one of the featured lots. It always at this moment that you ask yourself "Should we have taken it?" As the sale approached, clients from around the world began calling up for a chat and asking i fI'd seen it, so there was clearly positive buzz about the OSCA. Christie 's had presented it well, and although nobody had much of anything exceptional to sell this year at Retromobile, everyone who's anyone in collector car circles still seemed to be in Paris. Our story ends with the owner agreeing to accept less than he originally wanted and the car selling for the bottom estimate of E350,000 (about $455,000 once the auction company's commission has been deducted). The buyer was a Swiss broker bidding on behalf of an American collector who, like everyone else, had fallen for the car's cute charm and originality. Coincidentally, while I was in the States on a business trip a few days later, a well-known collector told me he was bidding by telephone when the hammer went down and was upset to have missed the car I spoke to the vendor after the sale and asked why he had sold it. He replied that he found it hard to decide whether to restore the car to 1955 Turin Show condition, or to leave it untouched, and felt that the active sporting use to which he puts his other cars would not be appropriate for this little OSCA. I understand the buyer considered the price "a deal where the seller and the buyer should both be satisfied." Would the buyer get his money back if he sold the car tomorrow? Perhaps, but probably not. Could he have found another unmolested MT4 coupe if he hadn't got this one? No. Do I wish I would have taken the consignment? To give the classic auctioneer's answer: Of course— depending on the reserve. (Descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• -0"2111W;JIM Ar‘  AUTOmOBIL  ITALIA O.S.C.A. BOLOGNA - TIP° INIMMI/1111111 Telaio 1 133 41P, Lut3F4irricAzic•Nia VISTOIS: ISM X  Motore ,111I Mow Nitto x iii SR III — - r Lt X  - ISO SSE SO t Mows* I SSE IS resists *veiny! mu Mal 14s • suite rim mins so I r I 40... 11/1NE1141 • .7 July 2005

Page 44

German Profile 1969 Porsche 911E Targa Soft rear window Targas have become the darling of the early 91 1 cognoscenti by Jim Schrager DETAILS Year produced: 1969-71 Number produced: unknown, rumored about 50 Original list price: approx. $7,700 SCM Valuation: $11,000-$15,000 Tune-up/major service: $300 Distributor cap: $20 Chassis #: horizontal bulkhead under front hood Engine #: stamped into alloy engine block near right side of cooling fan Club: Porsche Club of America, 5530 Edgemont Dr., Alexandria, VA 22310 Web site; www.pco.org Chassis number: 119 21 0411 Engine number: 621 0051 orsche introduced the 911 Targa in mid-1966 to an enthusiastic audience anxious for an open 911. For the first model year in 1967, only the soft rear window was available. A year later, the glass rear window was introduced as a far more durable alternative. By 1969, virtually all Targas were glass rear window models, even though the soft rear window remained an option through 1971. p The fuel-injected 911E came to market in 1969, slotted between the touring-oriented 911T and the raceinspired 911S. Offered here is a genuine 911E soft rear window Targa, understood to be one of only twelve soft rear window 911 cars built by the factory in 1969. A copy of the factory Kardex build sheet provides proof of the rare SRW option. This full, bare-metal, rotisserie restoration was aimed for the highly demanding standards of competitive Porsche judging. The restoration was executed by marque specialists Series 900 Coachworks, who opted to make several cosmetic and mechanical changes to enhance the car's overall appeal. The paintwork was changed from Burgundy Red to Tangerine Orange, the hydro-pneumatic front suspension was replaced with 911S struts, and the brakes were fitted with 911S aluminum calipers. Replacing the original 2.0-liter engine is a 2.2-liter 1971 911E powerplant, with correct mechanical fuel injection producing 160 hp, mated to the original 901 five-speed transmission. Refinished Fuchs forged alloy wheels are fitted with new high performance tires, and a mint-condition owner's manual, full factory tool kit, jack, and half tonneau cover are included. In our view this is one of the finest 911E models in existence. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $27,500, at RM's Monterey sale, held Aug. 13-14, 2004. This would be strong money for a 1969 911E with a color change and the wrong motor, but the rare soft rear window option on the Targa pictured here is what makes this price market correct. Soft rear window Taigas have been discovered by the early 911 cognoscenti and have become the darling of this emerging group of highly involved 911 collectors. However, this car has undergone some modifications that bear discussion. Let's start with the color The car was originally Burgundy Red, a 46  deep burgundy that not very red at all, and in fact a rather uninspiring hue. Although a standard color in the U.S., it was not popular in its day. Hence the color change to Tangerine, a dark reddish orange and a popular period choice. This color is correct for the year and even though it was not original to this car, I'd say it shouldn 't hurt the value any. dark, deep Alternatives: 1968-71 BMW 2800CS, 196871 Jaguar XKE Convertible, 1972-74 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino Spyder SCM Investment Grade: B COMPS 1969 Porsche 91112.2 Targa Lot #133, S/N 9110112384 Condition: 2 Sold at $20,677 Bonhams, Geneva, Switzerland, 3/11/2002 SCM ID# 27304 1970 Porsche 911S 2.2 Targa Lot #98; S/N 9110310442 Condition: 2Sold at $25,827 The engine is a different matter entirely, because it is wrong for the model year Yes, it is nice that it is still a 911E engine, but I'd expect the car to be worth more if it had the right motor If the car had the 2.0-liter from a 1969 911E engine, it would be eligible for Porsche Club events where the Kardex is not shown, but the color and engine must be correct for the year of manufacture. If! were going to the expense of a rotisserie restoration, I would have at least selected engine cases that were correct for the year and type of the chassis, and then built whatever engine inside that I so desired. Christie's, London, UK, 3/24/2003 SCM ID# 30794 And while that "bare metal restoration" might sound like a selling point, you can also look at it another way—it's a shame this car had to go through such extensive work. We are given no further details in the auction catalog about the original condition of the body, so it bears wondering just how rusty this car once was. It somehow lost its original engine along the way, so how much of the rest needed replacing as well? Sports Car Market

Page 45

Perhaps some additional information in this area might have been available from the seller, and while that could certainly make me feel better about the car, it might just as well scare me away. A few other things about the car are bothersome, and would seem to indicate a somewhat spotty attention to detail. First, the front bumper guards were left off which gives the car a smooth, European look, but is wrong for a U.S. model. Next, the radio in the dash is an aftermarket item and is all wrong—Porsches of this era came with Blaupunkt or Becker radios that fit neatly through a panel in the dash. Neither of these flaws are hard to correct, so I wonder why they weren 't addressed. But before 1 lead you to believe that someone grossly overpaid here, I did already say that the price was market-correct. One thing to remember about a desirable car like this one is that the market is not monolithic—not everyone cares about PCA show cars. Many people will just look 20 YEAR PICTURE $35,000 $30,000 $25,000 $20.000 515,C00 $10,C00 $5,000 1969 Porsche 911E Targa Arriptu. 1969 Jaguar XKE likkroft 1969 Alfa Romeo GTV Prices are for cars in excellent condition. This information is podded cagey of Black Book and Cars of Particular Interest Collectible Vehicle Value Guide. CPI is the guide most often used by credit unions to determine loan values of collectible domestic and imported corn. 800.367.3759, www.blockbookusa.com • at this car for what it is and want to be seen in it. That segment of the market has lately been demanding its share of unusual, pretty cars like this and pushing values higher Interestingly enough, the recent history of this car would seem to enforce my idea of its valuation, though this is apparently not to the liking of its current owner. Since purchased at Monterey, it has been offered more than once on eBay, bid into the twenties, and failed to meet its reserve. As of mid-April 2005, it was for sale again with a buy-it-now price of $39,995. I do find eBay a good place to show unusual or well-restored Porsches, and have noted bidders there, in the right situation, to be quite willing to step up and pay big dollars for special cars, but $40k is at least $10,000 too much. (Descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• "We Share our Passion for Classic Car! 4, $1 1:31 INSURA Toll Free (800) 678-5173 July 2005  Instant Quotes Online: www.parishheacock.com 47

Page 46

Porsche Gesprach Jim Schrager Profitable Porsches on Both Sides of the Block Word on the street is that this Carrera RS was resold to a California dealer for a $15,000 profit W e'd be deaf if we didn't admit to hearing the oft-repeated statement, "There are no bargains at Barrett-Jackson." Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale did indeed set numerous records for customs, hot rods, muscle cars and American iron, with many of these cars selling for frighteningly large sums. But what about the Porsches? I've picked five, starting with a modest 356A and ending with a boisterous 930 Turbo. These cars are fairly representative of the range of Porsches on offer this year, a good cross section with which we can evaluate the Barrett-Jackson market. 1956 356A CABRIOLET #786, S/N 61308 Wearing an unusual period color combination of Aquamarine Blue with a red leather interior, this Porsche is a love-it-or-leave-it kind of car. Two decades ago, most people would have painted it a different color, something like red or black. Today, collectors rightly consider these original, sophisticated colors a strong asset. So too are this car's coveted "beehive" rear tail lamps, which changed to the "pancake" style with the early 1957 cars. While the somewhat shabby condition of the carpets and headliner made this car more of a driver, it was far from a hastily refurbished "auction special." It sold for $45,360, a fair price for an attractive 356 Cabriolet. As most people in the market for an open 356A want Speedsters, they are now trading for 50% to 100% more than a like-condition Cabriolet. If you're thinking I'm going to say that fact makes a Cab a great bargain, you're right, especially considering how much 356A Coupes have been appreciating this year, about 20% to 30%. Overall, I'd say this car slipped right by the big dollar crew and netted the buyer a bit of a bargain. 1973 CARRERA RS #984,5/N 9113600507 Nothing has been hotter than the Carrera RS in the vintage Porsche world. Values have been very strong, and if you believe the rumor mill, it takes $150,000 to buy a nice RS Touring model today. Leave it to Barrett-Jackson to know what to sell then, as here we have exactly what the market wants, a genuine RS in the classic colors of Grand Prix White with Royal Blue graphics and a black interior. Not only is this a real one, but it is claimed to be a low-mileage example in original paint. The only downside here is that it had all kinds of cosmetic issues, though the car still seemed a worthwhile project. Nevertheless, it rolled across the block to yawns. A savvy collector, though not a Porsche guy, stepped up and paid $97,200, not exactly pocket change, but way below what the "experts" would have predicted. Where were all the RS buyers? Where were all the dealers who knew this would be an easy resale? Apparently nowhere to be found. Word is that the car was resold rather quickly to a California dealer for $112,000, and said dealer is now offering the car at $130,000. So what can this tell us about the true state of the RS market? Which of these three prices is fair money? (Now you can see why we have trouble writing a price guide.) My guess on the RS market today is that it's slightly overheated, although it is clear that a decent car for less than six figures is a steal. With this car, I can only say that according to the SCM analysts who looked at it, it simply didn't have much sizzle. And Barrett-Jackson is all about immediate gratification, so this car slid by cheap. 48  1977 9115 TARGA #378, S/N 9117210128 Carrera RS, a steal at $97,000 Unlike the 356A and the RS, this Targa was in superb condition. It was finished in metallic silver over black, a nice combination as silver is most everyone's favorite color these days. It had just 19k miles showing, but 1977 is one of those "non-collectible" 911 years, due to a long history of trouble with the head studs in the engine during the 1975-1977 period. (However, it should be noted that by now nearly all of these issues have been dealt with through upgrades.) Even so, this car brought big money at $22,680. This price was well over market value, which I'd call $15,000. But hey, it sure looked nice, which made it the perfect car to bring to Scottsdale. 1983 911 SLANT NOSE TURBO CABRIOLET #424, S/N WP0EA0915DS5170749 In fact, this car started its life as a 1983 911SC Cabriolet. In Guards Red and black, the car was pure flash, and it sold for a king's ransom at $42,660, more than twice what I'd say this fakey-doo was worth. A sale like this immediately gives cause to wonder: Was this an aberration, or is this the type of Porsche the crowd was after? Can we spot a new trend here? Are bogus cars with poorly fitting aftermarket body panels now the hot ticket? I hope (and believe) not. 1984 930 #675, S/N WPOZZZ932ES000623 This Guards Red over tan Turbo had just 5k miles showing. Its original Pirelli P7 tires convinced many buyers the mileage was real. Without a doubt, this was a sharp car. It sold for $54,540, which is big, big money for a U.S.-spec car—which this car wasn't. In 1984, there were no 930s sold here through Porsche; every car was a privately-imported gray market item. This gray market history also shows up in the S/N, the "ZZZ" code being the giveaway. That makes the sales price a staggeringly high number for a car that poses so many questions: Who imported it? Will it pass smog in your state? How complete is the all-important paperwork? How does the car run? How many stock motor parts still remain? I've seen so many 930s over the years that were just hand grenades with the pin already pulled that unless I got a lot of answers to the questions above, I would be very, very wary of this car, especially at such a high price. Barrett-Jackson is a bellwether for the collector car market, but far more so for some kinds of cars than others. For one thing, pretty cars that simply look good always seem to bring big money there, as visual excitement is the linchpin of the B-J auction experience. I'm not the first to note that there seem to be fewer and fewer truly vintage Porsches each year, and even fewer enthusiasts in the audience who want to bid on them. This absence of buyers is my only explanation for the nice 356 going at a relatively reasonable price, and the Carrera RS being resold so quickly at a profit. Should you buy your tickets to the 2006 B-J now, in the hopes of snagging a few bargain Porsches? Maybe. But as with any auction, the greatest challenges are to avoid getting caught up in auction fever, and at the same time looking over the cars you are interested in beforehand, so that when they cross the block, you know exactly what you are bidding on, and exactly what you want to pay.• Spans& Market

Page 47

Shelby atabrea CO,C2132 A Factory Shelby American Team Car driven by Dave McDonald. One of the first three cars delivered to Shelby American ordered from AC Cars, Ltd. As actual Race versions, all were painted black for the 1963 USRRC Season. Subsequent racing history included team driver Dan Gerber, Ray Post, and Bill Murray with many significant wins. LiCA INW ANL, gal MilLUOIN Trf ONE Mawr 7 -a CARS Presented in conjunction with the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and Monterey Historic Races Weekend CONSIGNMENTS NOW INVITED! RUC1 ANI WWW.RLISSOA NJ OSTEELE.COM . 1Traff"C`NL.."e" • 602.252.2697 Areeepivel,

Page 48

American Profile 1965 Pontiac GTO Pontiac Historic Services build sheets are the only way to tell which cars left the factory as real GTOs by Dave Kinney DETAILS Year produced: 1965 Number produced: 11,311 Original list price: $3,700 SCM Valuation: $24,000-$38,000 Tune-up/major service: $295-$450 Distributor cap: $16 Chassis #: left front door post Engine #: front of engine at right hand cylinder bank along with alphanumeric engine production codes Club: Pontiac GTO Association of America, P.O. Boo 455, Timnath, CO 80547-0455 Web site: www.gtoaa.org Alternatives: 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible K Code 289, 1966 Shelby Mustang, 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle SS SCM Investment Grade: B COMPS Chassis number: 237675P 136370 T he exemplary GTO offered here is one of only 11,311 Pontiac GTOs that came as convertibles, just 15% of production in 1965. How many came with the ultimate 389-ci, 360-hp Tri-Power V8 and four-speed manual transmission is unknown, but it is certainly relatively few. This example's other equipment includes a console, wood-grained steering wheel, and Rallye II wheels with wide oval F70-14 Firestone Super Sport Redline tires that make it even more unusual and visually distinctive. Finished in Montero Red with black interior, this Pontiac is a visual statement that backs up its appearance with performance. The owner describes it as an original, unrestored car that he has owned for the past two decades. The SCM analysis: This car was hammered sold for $44,000 at RM's Amelia Island sale, held March 12, 2005. This deal later unwound, after the buyer found out that the car was originally a single-carb GTO with a three-speed. RM tells us it later sold the car to a new buyer for $37,985. But first, what made the GTO such a success. The formula was simple. Take an intermediate body, pop in a big engine. Give it a simple name, one with a nod and a wink to a European sports car of great repute, but don't bother to explain what it means. Add a few badges. Beef up the chassis. Make sure it has bucket seats, ufloor-mounted shifter (preferably a fourspeed) and be sure to include a tach. Sell the dealers on the idea before the cars are even available, then tell them they're only available in limited quantities. Give the buyers a wide choice of options, from the go-fast to creature comforts. Promote, promote, promote—but not just through the usual channels. Spend money at the races, the drag strips, and park a few cars at nightclubs and hot spots. Get a song written about it. Strong demand over the last couple of years has led to double-digit annual appreciation for GTOs. As 1964-65 models were actually an option package on the Pontiac Tempest, many a grocery-getter has since become a "GTO," a convenient way for unscrupulous sellers to try and turn a quick buck It's not possible to tell if a GTO is "real" just by looking at a serial number, meaning anyone who buys an early car without verification 50  from Pontiac Historic Services (www .plzs-online.com) is only asking to be ripped off PHS has access to the build sheets and order information for Pontiacs built between 1961 and 1999, and for just $35, it will mail an owner a copy of this information. This is the only way to accurately tell which cars left the factory as Tempests, Le Mans or real GTOs. PHS verification is so easily obtained that there e no reason not to get it—a fax-back service even promises to respond to requests within one business day for an additional charge. In this case, the bidder on the car pictured here checked with PHS after he "bought" the car and found out that it had actually left the factory with a three-speed and a conventional 1965 Pontiac GTO Lot #772.1, S/N 237675P12530 Condition: 2Sold at $41,580 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, Al, 1/26/2005 SCM ID# 37064 1965 Pontiac GTO Lot #354; S/N 237675P138990 Condition: 1 + Sold at $75,600 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/22/2004 SCM ID# 32398 four-barrel carb. Finding out that his new acquisition was not an original four-speed with the desirable 360-hp Tr-Power option gave the buyer a legitimate reason to walk, as the three-carb setup commands a price bump somewhere in the neighborhood of $5,000-$7,500. It is likely that this misrepresentation of how the car was originally equipped was unknown by either the vendor or the auction company simply because neither had contacted PHS. The owner had owned the car since before PHS began offering its service about 15 years ago, and it was one of many cars in his collection. The confusion about this GTO 's originality notwithstanding, the car was no superstar My notes taken the day before the sale indicated that it was a 4+ car and that the work required to make this particular example into a solid #3 might prove to be "nothing short of sobering" I counted among its sins some rust bubbles underneath the windshield, Sports Car Market

Page 49

LITTLE GTO It's impossible to discuss the genesis of the GTO without taking into account the music of the era, a symbiotic pairing of cultural forces that still resonates today. While the GTO is widely acknowledged as the first muscle car, what's often overlooked is how it helped lay the groundwork for using popular music in automotive marketing. dull chrome and that all-too-familiar underwhelming look to the interior (cloudy gauges, pitted chrome pieces, etc.). Even at the new $38k transaction price, the buyer paid retail and then some for a car in this weary condition. As it sits, I would have expected the car to trade hands at a price much closer to $30k. But if market trends continue and the new owner spiffs it up a bit, in a year I could be singing a different tune. (Historical information courtesy of the auction company)• When the GTO option first appeared on the 1964 Pontiac Tempest, the airwaves across the U.S. were buzzing with the sounds of a new and empowered youth culture—exactly the GTO's target market. At 2648 West Grand Boulevard in Detroit, literally just down the street from GM headquarters, Barry Gordy's Motown was on a roll. Memphis' Stax was also busy recording its own version of R&B, creating an integral part of the soundtrack of a generation. In New York, the writers and artists in the Brill Building were pumping out pop hits one after another, and on RONNY AND IN DA YTONAS ;1111'.11 I  ff1111111: 8. 1.1..411111111 11C111 T• Ilitlf MINIM! Amount s. MRS MINI MIMS airs 111•111t the West Coast, the Beach Boys, Jan and Dean and dozens of other lesser-known groups had created "surf music." This was a genre that explored not just sand and sun, but the trifecta of teenage angst—dating, high school and popularity. Oh yeah, and that most important expression of youth freedom: cars. Billboard's top ten of 1964 included nine songs about mobility, including The Beach Boys' "I Get Around" and "Fun, Fun, Fun," and Jan and Dean's "Dead Man's Curve" and "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena." The Hondells sang a tribute to a small, cheap and efficient motorcycle, "Little Honda." Other motive music that made it to the top of the charts included J. Frank Wilson's morbid "Last Kiss," as well as the Shangri-La's "Leader of the Pack" and Chuck Betty's "No Particular Place To Go." Coming from that well-known surfing capital of Nashville, TN, and making it as high as number four on the charts, was another tribute to car culture, Ronny and the Daytonas' "Little GTO." Although GM's ad department did not write the lyrics, it could have, with lines like, "Three deuces and a four speed, and a 389" and "You ought to see her on the road course, or on a quarter mile." The song reinforced the GTO's desirability, telling the kids they could be "the coolest thing around" if they'd just slide behind the wheel. John DeLorean couldn't have asked for a better cultural reinforcement to make his new muscle car a hit. Today those "kids" who were cruising to an AM radio soundtrack have grown up, but it seems they've still got that song stuck in their head. Many of them now want GT0s, the sheet metal embodiment of so many youthful associations with music and fun.—D.K. E ULTIMATE METAL GARAGE CABINETS DURABLE, MODULAR, FUNCTIONAL BALD H EACY GARAGE ENHANCEMENT SYSTEMS SOLID MAPLE BUTCHER BLOCK TOP July 2005  PULLOUT FASTENER DRAWER PULL-OUT SHELVES PRECISION BALL BEARING SLIDES 51

Page 50

1960 Cooper 152 Formula Junior The over-the-top factory team cars like the Lotus 27 and Lola Mk 5 were the reason Formula Junior died off by Thor Thorson DETAILS Year produced: 1960 Number produced: 17 factory-built (roughly 15 kits were also sold) Original list price: approx. $4,500 SCM Valuation: $35,000-542,000 Cost per hour to race: $600 Distributor cap: $15 Chassis #: tag in cockpit Engine #: tag on top of block (always lost on race engines because they're decked for compression) Club: Monoposto Racing, 7480 Thompson Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45247 Web site: www.monoposto.com Alternatives: Lotus 18, Elva 200, Brabham BT2 SCA( Investment Grade: B COMPS Chassis number: FJ26/60 p owered by JAP and Manx Norton motorcycle engines, Cooper's innovative mid-engined racing cars dominated the 500-cc Formula 3 scene in the 1950s. These cars provided many future stars, most notably Stirling Moss, with their first taste of "real" motor racing. What had been a strictly pragmatic solution to the problem of accommodating the motorcycle transmission's chain final drive resulted in a superbly balanced car, and this demonstrably superior arrangement was continued on the next generation of Coopers built for the nascent Formula Junior. The first of these was the T52, one of which was driven by future Formula 1 World Champion John Surtees in his four-wheel debut. The T52 followed Cooper's established layout, built around a tubular steel spaceframe with independent suspension at both ends. Double wishbones and coil-spring dampers were used at the front, with a single lower wishbone and transverse leaf spring at the rear. BMC's A-Series engine was the standard fitment, driving via a Jack Knight-modified Citroen ERSA four-speed gearbox. This Cooper T52 was rediscovered and renovated by Neville Howes circa 1985, the chassis being restored by Peter Denty and the body by Maurice Gomme. The car was acquired by the vendor less than twelve months ago, and has not been used since. We are advised that the engine runs and the car is in good condition throughout. Nevertheless, careful re-commissioning is advised before returning it to the track. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $32,123 at Bonhams 'London sale held December 6, 2004. When Count Giovanni Lurani introduced the Formula Junior concept in Italy in 1958, the idea was to have an affordable and competitive series for training aspiring formula car drivers. The Junior race cars would use mechanical components from production touring cars (engine, gearbox, 52 brakes, etc.) and were to be durable, simple and cheap. It appeared to be the perfect concept at the perfect time, and it caught on immediately, becoming an international class a year later Unfortunately, Formula Junior had the bad luck to get going right at the beginning of the most breathtaking era of mechanical evolution in the history of motorsport. In its six seasons, Formula Junior cars went from front-engined Vanwall or Maserati 250F look-alikes to technology-laden, mid-engined rockets that gave up only displacement to the Formula One cars of the day. I remember being told that if you 1959 Stanguellini Formula Junior Lot #707,5/N C5000134 Condition: 2Sold at $33,488 Bonhams, Chichester,U.K., 6/25/2004 SUsl ID# 34543 1961 Lotus 20 Ford Formula Junior Lot #439; S/N 201 888 Condition: 2+ Sold at $44,445 Coys, FonIvielle, Monaco, 5/15/2004 SCM ID# 34166 planned to buy a new car in England (where all the fast ones were built), you had to be sure to aitfivight it back to the U.S. If you shipped the car over the ocean it would be obsolete by the time you got it. This rapid escalation in technology basically killed the Formula Junior concept, and for 1964 it was replaced with a new Formula 3. The "affordable, competitive, entry-level" niche was eventually taken over by Formula Ford, which has more or less held on to that mantle through the present. In vintage racing, Formula Junior cars have settled into four distinct subgroups, each with its own set of characteristics and customer base. The first group, the early front-engined cars, is so different from the others that they seldom even run with the rest of the Formula Juniors. These are tall Sports Car Market

Page 51

cars, roomy inside, low-tech, and slow. They generally aren't worth much money, but they're pretty and they appeal to the genteel "bugs in your teeth" type of vintage drivers. The second group comprises the early mid-engined cars with drum brakes and 15-inch wheels, like the Lotus 18 and the T52 pictured here. The cockpits in these cars are still pretty wide and you still actually sit up in the seat, which makes them feel more vintage but doesn't help their aerodynamics any. They're great fun to drive, but you aren't going to win anything in one unless you're racing against others of the same ilk. These cars are the quintessential Formula Juniors from the "classic era" of the series, and appeal to the nostalgic faction. The third group arrived in 1961 when the designers discovered that reducing frontal area made the cars faster, so the cockpits got tinier forcing drivers into a more lying-down position. Thirteen-inch wheels began to appear, particularly at the front, and the feel behind the wheel became more contemporary. In 1962, disc brakes became legal, which helped a bunch. The Lotus 20 is the classic example from this third group, and these can be extremely quick with the right driver behind the wheel. These cars generally sell to the guys who are competitive racers and want to run in the _front of the pack, but can't afford one of the later cars from the fourth group. Value-wise, these are about the same as the second group. The fourth group are the over-the-top factory team cars from 1963, like the Lotus 27 and Lola Mk 5. These are effectively 1,100-cc Formula 1 cars, and they're the reason Formula Junior died off Then as now, only the privileged few could afford to run them, and if you wanted to win they were the only option. Today these cars are worth twice what a good car from the second or third group will bring. The T52 pictured here is an excellent example of the second group of Juniors. It's simple, robust, roomy inside with a vertical seating position, and I'd expect it's great fun to drive. I've had some seat time in a later T53 and 1 don't think I've ever driven a sweeter-handling car The downside of Cooper Juniors is that except for a few T67s, they all carried BMC A-Series engines. The five-port Sprite head just couldn't make the horsepower that the eight-port Ford made, so Coopers were always handicapped. The Jack Knight transaxles were wonderful and remain so as long as you don't have to find parts for them. I'd guess that the buyer for this car bought it thinking it was a cheap way to get into today's European Formula Junior circus, which is a desirable way to spend time at the track. Whether he was right depends on how much work the car requires to get it race ready. Great T52s are worth a bit north of $40k, so he's got only about six or eight grand to work with before he's in trouble. If the engine was in good shape and the car just needed some dusting off I'd say it was well bought. (Descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• Ultimate Dream Machines 831.423.5704 1953  Maserati E P A  c o m

Page 52

1 The ex-Scudena SSS 1961 Ferrari 250 CT 'Breadvan Berlinetta Chassis no 2819 CT Estimate. $3,500,000-5,000,000 (Credit Boutique Brigitte) 2. 1965 Ferrari 1512 Fl Single Seater Chassis no. 0008 Estimate: S1,000,000-2,000,000 (Credit: LAT Archive) 3. The ex-Bill Serri. Jr 1928 Bugatti Type 43A Chassis no. 43292 Estimate: S700.000-900,000 (Credit: Simon Clay) Consignment Deadline 15 June 2005 Further Entries invited Gordon McCall Tel +1 831 372 9311 Vanessa Hill Tel +1 830 775 4042 christies.com Viewing 15 18 August 2005 - Christopher Sanger Tel +1 212 636 2277 Auction 18 August 2005 Inquiries Mark Donaldson Tel +1 310 385 2698 Venue The Monterey Jet Center 300 Sky Park Drive Monterey, California 93940 Catalogues +1 800 395 6300 EXCEPTIONAL MOTOR CARS AT THE MONTEREY JET CENTER Thursday, 18 August 2005 CHRISTIE'S SINCE 1766

Page 53

TOP Kruse at McCormick Place, Chicago some spice to this issue. And so does the entirely no-reserve sale that Craig Jackson and his crew held in Florida. Another record-breaker, the final results were $22m sold from over 400 cars, including $1.62m for a Howard Hughes-modified 1953 Buick Roadmaster sedan, a surprising $189k for a '54 Buick Skylark convertible, and top-market prices for almost everything else that crossed the block. W hen you attend high-profile collector-car auctions as frequently as our senior auction analyst Dave Kinney, you start looking for creative ways to communicate the usual info. His Barrett-Jackson West Palm Beach auction intro—as told in haiku — But not every auction is a huge success. Dan Grunwald was there for Kruse International's inaugural Chicago auction, at McCormick Place. The auction suffered through a series of logistical mishaps that no doubt factored into the low sales rate of just 31%. Our veteran U.K. auction analyst Richard Hudson-Evans attended Bonhams' late-winter London sale and found it chock full of the typically unpredictable roster of odd pre-war sports cars, cars with obscure coachwork, and cars that are completely forgettable. B. Mitchell Carlson switched from writing about four wheels to two, and covered MidAmerica's big annual bike auction in St. Paul, MN. Close to SCM's world headquarters in Portland, OR, our man David Slama spent the day at a Petersen Auction Group sale, where he was met by a friendly attitude and many quality cars. A nicely presented '56 Chevy Nomad, for example, brought $33k.—ED • This issue's report from our Australian analyst John Clucas relates that Shannons' annual March Melbourne auction had no shortage of variety and top-quality cars. The list of well-presented, cared-for collectibles included classics like a near-perfect Packard Super Eight at $121k; fine sports cars, like an over-the-top restored Jag E-type at $86k; and several classic Aussie muscle cars, like the '70 Ford Falcon GT at $40k. Total Sales (in millions) $25 $20 $15 $10 $5 BY THE NUMBERS Li 2000 • 2001 • 2002 H 2003 • 2004 • 2005 Total Sales (in millions) $5 $3 $2 1.1935 Swallow SS1 tourer, $64,800, B.1, p. 56 2. 1972 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, $16,740, K, p.81 3. 1930 Bentley 4-Liter sedan, $150,890, Sh, p. 82 4. 1972 Maserati Indy 4.7 coupe, $14,272, B, p. 72 5. 1954 MG IF roadster, $28,440, Sh, p. 82 "Side Barren-Jackson, West Palm Beach, FL (131)  Bonhams, Hendon, UK, (B)  xpQCfc‘ 42:204 SON 1 6 Scale  - Condition Refill.:  1 National concours standard/perfect  2: Ver sood, club concours, some small flaws  C cp o k‘epe 1AN' Kruse International, Chicago, IL (K)  Shannons, Melbourne, AU, (Sh)  MidAmerica, Maplewood, MN ((A)  Petersen Auto Group, Ridgefield, WA (P)  eBay Motors, (e)  3: Average daily driver in decent condition  4: Still a driver but with some a • 'trent flaws  p. 56 p. 68 p. 74 p. 82 p. 92 p. 98 p 102 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good onl for parts adds SALES 1f) , 1. 1953 ex-Hughes Buick Roodmaster, $1,620,000, B1, p. 63 2. 1968 Shelby GT 500E convertible, $550,800, BJ, p. 66 3. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, $259,200, BJ, p. 64 4. 2005 Ford GT, $248,400, BJ, p. 67 5. 1954 Buick Skylark convertible $189,000, BJ, p. 63 6. 1967 Aston Martin DB6, $162,000, BJ, p. 58 7. 1970 Plymouth Superbird, $153,360, BJ, p. 66 8. 1930 Bentley 4-liter sedan, $150,890, Sh, p. 82 9. 1934 Packard Super Eight coupe, $120,870, Sh, p.90 10. 1964 Jaguar XKE convertible, $108,000, BJ, p. 57 "Best Buys

Page 54

Barrett-Jackson West Palm Beach, FL ed/PN*Pt Barrett-Jackson Auction Company Palm Beach Collector Car Auction West Palm Beach, FL South Florida Expo Center Auctioneers:  Tommy "Spanky" Assiter, Mark Gellman, Jim Landis, Kenton Merrihew, Bart Hawthorne, Tim Assiter, Amy Sparks Assiter, David Aohl, Bob Laposky, Clint Minchew, Mitchell Armitage, Bandy Assiter, Andy Adcock 405 405 Number of lots: Number of lots sold: Sales rate: Sales total: High sale:      100% $22,000,428 Lot 378, 1953 Buick Roadmaster ex-Howard Hughes sedan, sold at $1,620,000 Premium: 8% (included in prices of sold lots) Alfa Romeo Five cars in this sale alone Big money for all! Just three Ferraris The worst Mondial ever seen Hooray! It went cheap New Ford GT sold Price $120k over list Were the recalls done? Prices still crazy Weather was great, big rain though West Palm Beach, it rocks! by Dave Kinney Market opinions in italics Cherry blossoms bloom Barrett-Jackson report is due! No time for delay Spring Barrett-Jackson Is held in West Palm Beach Twice the money now The rich folks party Interest rates are still quite low Winter is gone, Bye! All no-reserve cars The deal—like it or leave it Barrett-Jackson's power Is he that smart, Craig? Or has the TV made him? Lucky guy, that Craig It's not quite Scottsdale But then again, whatever is? East has money, too! Keith Martin on Speed The cable network, I mean All are watching cars Corvette Summer here Some were highly modified Others were restored Old Mustangs rebuilt Now blessed by Carroll Shelby Ultimate car what? Howard Hughes' Buick Climate and filter controls Think Michael Jackson's strange? Old cars mostly gone People say "More muscle, please!" Resto-rods, my ass! 56  functional but not a very good look. Excellent quality all around; fresh and well executed. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $64,800. One of the best buys of this event, this no-excuses Swallow (immediate predecessor to Jaguar) was sold to a dealer. Expect to see this car again at another venue. It'c worth more, and he will likely get it. ENGLISH #364-1935 SWALLOW SS1 tourer. S/N 249101. White/tan fenders/red leather. RHD. Odo: 80,574 miles. Appears to be a very recent restoration by Glenn Shaffer. All paintwork is without visible flaws. Excellent gaps. Showquality chromework, excellent cloth top. Interior materials are high-quality and nicely installed. Trunk is covered in a vinyl material, Barrett Jackson sold 405 cars in a noreserve sale that topped $22m, almost twice the dollar result of last year's event, held at the same venue, the South Florida Expo center in West Palm Beach. Top sales included a Howard Hughesmodified 1953 Buick Roadmaster sedan that found a new home at a jaw-dropping $1.62m, and the first-made 1968 Shelby GT 500E convertible, changing hands for more than $550k. Possibly with the help of live TV coverage, Barrett-Jackson fever has spread to the East. A 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435-hp convertible went for an astonishing—even considering its top condition—$259k, while a 1954 Buick Skylark convertible brought a surprising $189k. A 2001 Lamborghini Diablo with Nicolas Cage provenance sold for a generous $205k.—D.K. This is everyone 's dream—go to a muscle car auction, find a sports classic that falls between the cracks. Or go to a classic car event and buy a muscle car that is out of place. #60-1951 JAGUAR MARK V convertible. S/N Z3237. Black/red leather. Odo: 67,898 miles. Lots of small scrapes and scarring to paint; chrome has problems including scratching, pitting, and undersurface rust starting to bubble up. Three-position top is good, light use wear showing. Owner states full toolkit comes with the car, all jack tools. Red leather has some fit problems. Wood was poorly refinished at last restoration. An older restoration, done to a lesser standard than would be presently acceptable. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $46,440. With this much work needing to be done, I was surprised at this result. $45k-$50k will normally buy a much nicer example, $60k or $65k should be able to get a show car Way too much work remains to be done or redone; I would have spent more to get more. #365-1954 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N F247285. Red/black leather. Odo: 28 miles. 4-sp. Good paint, some flaws including vent doors seem to be a bit off in shade, good gaps to doors and trunk. Very good brightwork, excellent windscreen, great gaskets. Interior is correct and looks excellent. Underhood is well done, not perfect but no complaints. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $70,200. As close to a market-correct price as you will likely find at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach. This one won't win any national shows. Solid and handsome, yet not dazzling. #370.1-1955 JAGUAR XK 140 roadster. S/N S811869DN. Black/tan leather. Odo: 2,287 miles. Excellent paint. Most gaps are just okay, some outward bowing to doors at the bottom. Vents could have a better fit. Underhood is good but not up to show standards. Trunk and interior are very nice. Chrome wires are not fresh but still show well. Nicely presented, with tools and copies of restoration invoices in the trunk. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $91,800. This car looks to have had its speedometer zeroed at restoration. Perhaps the 2,200 miles are those driven since it was finished. The slab sides Sports Car Market

Page 55

GREGOR FISKEN #312-1962 TRIUMPH TR4 roadster. S/N CT2220L. Red/black vinyl/leather. Odo: 3,605 miles. Very nice paint, good gaps. Looks to have been a home-done restoration. Good chrome, only a few light scratches. Some smaller trim bits need replacement. Wood steering wheel, new leather to front seats while rear Fine Historic Automobiles Situated in a Kensington Mews, internationally famous for old cars, we are proud to offer a varied selection of historic automobiles. Our prices are keenly competitive in today's market and we are always interested in buying, part exchanging or selling on clients' behalf cars similar to those below. Please write, phone, fax or e-mail with your requirements. of the XK 140 make for difficult alignment to the body panels, but to me this was outside of the acceptable range. The new owner likely disagrees. #309-1959 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL sedan. S/N BC! 66N. Light blue/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 69,332 miles. Auto. Older restoration. Paint faded in places, trunk is the worst. Good chrome with some scratches, lots of pitting. Gaskets showing some age; windshield scratch in driver's view. Lots of wear evident, has original-style vinyl. Painted wire wheels; very nice top. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $14,040. Apart from the restored-for-auction look to the interior, it has all the things going for it that auction-goers crave—it's cute, it's red, and the top goes down. It's also a strong retail price for the condition. The buyer overpaid by a few thousand but likely won't get hurt unless he tries to resell it sometime soon. a lot of it appears to be use-related. Resprayed leather, lots of cracks, wood is cracked in the varnish. Good but dirty carpets. Added CD player. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $24,840. In the immortal words of the late philosopher Flip Wilson, beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone. This Hooper body style has not aged well, but the car is clearly worth this bid. The fact remains that this is a genuine Continental with a BC prefix to the serial number Buy it in dollars and sell it in pounds, perhaps for the same number #349-1964 JAGUAR XKE convertible. S/N 880661. Dark blue/gray leather/blue piping. Odo: 65,994 miles. 4-sp. Very good paint, very good gaps. Chrome and gaskets condition continues the theme. Excellent glass; cloth top boot with contrasting piping looks sharp. Very nice leather and carpets, console trim is 1954 Pegaso Z102 The Pegaso was the creation of Wilfredo Rican, a Spanish engineer who had worked dosely with Enzo Ferrari at Alfa Romeo in the 40s. This 1954 Peagso Z102, with its flamboyant coachwork by Jacques Saoutchik is powered by the quad cam 2822cc version of the V8 engine and in period was recorded at 151mph over the flying mile. Chassis 0102 150 0161, one of only 7 with this exotic body, has recently received an extensive restoration and is finished in two tone black with white and red interior. Eligible for a number of events such as the Colorado Grand and the Mille Mig)ia or a place on the Concours lawn. THE WORLD'S BIGGEST & BEST JAGUAR WEB SITE LARGEST INVENTORY OF ALL MODELS http://www.docsjags.com/ TEL: (480) 951-0777 FAX: (480) 951-3339, AZ RESTORATION CENTER (623) 869-8777 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ ASK FOR "DOC" • E-mail doc@docsjags.com July 2005  DOC'S JAGS #1. 1 IN JAGUARS WC, R L DW I DE 1963 OSCA 1600 GTS Zagato OSCA, established by the Maserati brothers, performed magnificently throughout the fifties in international competition. This OSCA 1600GTS, chassis number 0094 was built for competition use and was first sold to Italian privateer Alberto Luti who enjoyed great success in hillclimbs. 0094 was the subject of an extensive restoration in the late eighties and has been used sparingly since. Finished in its original colour of silver with red interior, this Zagato bodied racer comes with a current set of FIA papers. CARS IN STOCK 1960 Alfa Romeo SZ 1964 Alfa Romeo TZ1 1929 Bentley Speed Six 1953 Bentley R-Type Continental (manual) 1965 Bizzarrini 5300GT (7 litre engine) 1964 Brabham BT8 1952 Ferrari 340 America 1952 Ferrari 212 Vignale Coupe 1954 Maserati A6GCS 1954 Moretti 750 GS 1968 Porsche 910 1985 Porsche 962C 14 Queens Gate Place Mews, London, SW7 5BQ Telephone 011 44 20 7584 3503 Fax 011 44 20 7584 7403 cars@gregorfisken.com  www.gregorfisken.com 57

Page 56

Barrett-Jackson West Palm Beach, FL well done. Period-style AM/FM, wood steering wheel, excellent dash. Underhood is where the purists cringe, replacement radiator, K&N filters and braided fuel lines are visible reminders of personalization here. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $108,000. Even though E-types have been rising in price rapidly in the past year, this result was off the charts. Jags usually have to be correct down to the last nut and bolt to bring the big bucks. This car with its improvements, would be a tough sale to many. The appealing colors with contrasting interior piping must have helped. 1965 SUNBEAM TIGER convertible. S/N B9470311. Orange/black vinyl and cloth. Odo: 5,851 miles. 260-ci.Very good paint, no issues found. Good but not great gaps. Good chrome, some small bits are weak. Excellent and freshly replaced rubber gaskets. Taillights #33 - RHD. Odo: 82,914 kilometers. Ford engine, Escort rear end, disc brakes. Your basic Lotus Seven replica, well used and pleasantly patinated. Plexi windscreen, roll bar. Paint is to a race car standard, which is to say poorly done. Brightwork has pitting in places. Visible welds to interior look homemade. Seats are worn, dash is one-piece aluminum. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $7,830. In the tradition of replica cars everywhere, the original will always be worth more, but for the faint of pocketbook, the various Lotus Seven replicas are a lot offun for very low bucks. This one was worth every penny, not much more than a decently equipped go-kart would cost. Come to think of it, this isn't much more than a decently equipped go-kart, is it? #313 1980 TRIUMPH SPITFIRE con- and turn signal lenses are crisp and retain good color. Windshield is delaminating in two places. Good vinyl top. Presented well and appeared to be a professionally done restoration to a good standard. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $25,920. A strong price, but I don't think either the seller or buyer should feel hurt. Most of the parts of this car that I didn't like are an easy fix, and finding good Tigers gets harder each day. #363 1967 ASTON MARTIN DB6 coupe. - SN DB63000R. Red/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 95,592 miles. Manual. Older restoration with recent refresh. Good to very good paint, though some flaws. Brightwork is complete and correct, shows excellent. Excellent glass, gaskets look according to vendor. Factory paint, one ding on the driver's door. Very good chrome. Plastic windows in the top have been replaced, all else inside and out are as new. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $17,820. Once again, I'm forced to utter words I never thought I would have to say: a very nice SpiOre. The rubber door-edge guards supplied by the factory and normally taken off at dealerprep were even still present. If anyone wants what must be the lowest-mileage and nicest SpiOre out there, this was it. #322 1985 ROLLS ROYCE SILVER - - fresh. Chrome wires look very good. Interior leather shows light patina. Good and generally original look underhood. Cond: 3 +. SOLD AT $162,000. Sold at just about twice what the highest price guide value currently reflects. More than any other car, Aston Martins seem to run hot and cold in the marketplace. They're red-hot right now. Handsome, hand-built, and with plenty of understated styling cues, 1960s Astons have finally earned their chops. #314.1 1970 LOCUST SEVEN roadster. S/N BA93KJ35809. Green-yellow - 58  SPUR sedan. S/N SCAZN42A2FCX3759. Silver/blue leather. Odo: 14,196 miles. Seller states miles are original, looks to be correct from my observation. Very good paint; some stone chips to front, excellent brightwork. mounting. Lots of visible paintwork to pearl color, full-length removable sunroof. Driverside rear quarter window delaminating, star in windshield. Cond: 3 - vertible. S/N TEDW6AT009157. White/black vinyl houndstooth cloth. Odo: 34 miles. Optional overdrive, no radio. Miles are original, exterior, except dash vinyl, which is pulling away at the vents and looks horrible. Factoryinstalled cocktail cabinets in both doors are a nice touch. Cond: 3 - Vinyl top, often a problem area for fit issues after 20 years, remains perfect. Excellent interior, no wear worth noting. Nicely preserved. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $43,200. Wow, someone really paid up for a no-excuses Roller at Palm Beach. I dare say even the seller must have been shocked, as decent examples with a little flaw here and there often struggle to reach into the $20k range at auction. To the seller, my hat's off To the buyer, if it's as nice as it looks, you paid a bunch, but it's the best 1985 I've seen since 1995. #368 1987 ROLLS ROYCE CORNICHE - - H convertible. S/N SCAZD42A84CX16073. Dark blue/Cherie leather. Odo: 59,225 miles. Some paintwork problems, many of them easily fixed. Some scratches to rear bumper chrome. Vinyl top is good. Interior is nicer than . SOLD AT $71,280. This would have been a very solid retail price for a very good example. For this car with needs, it should have been enough to cause the former owner to raise a toast out of those twin cocktail cabinets. This car will clean up and detail out to look much nicer but it's still a 60,000-mile example with needs. 1988 LOTUS ESPRIT coupe. S/N SCCFC20A3JHF62226. White/blue leather/ gray suede. Odo: 12,406 miles. Good gaps, some cracking fiberglass to passenger door. Fiberglass is also cracking at rear spoiler #337 - . SOLD AT $25,920. It seems that even good examples of Esprits can look a little rough both inside and especially out, as the quality of the exterior materials used does not come up to the standards maintained by major manufacturers. That, combined with the harsh South Florida sun, can conspire to age a car much faster The high price reflects what might have been expected for a solid #2 or #2+ example. Sports Car Market

Page 57

0' 0 Premier '411[_, Financial Services ot)fe GOODING & COMPANY HAGERTY Ex INSIDER'S SEMINAR GOODI NG & COMPANY AND SCM PRESENT THE FOURTH ANNUAL MONTEREY "EDUCATION IS THE BEST INVESTMENT"ASSESSING TRUE MARKET VALUE SATURDAY, AUGUST 20TH • EQUESTRIAN CENTER, PEBBLE BEACH, CA 10:00 AM TO NOON SUBSCRIBERS: $175 FOR 1, S300 FOR 2 • NON SUBSCRIBERS: $225 FOR 1, 5400 FOR 2 SPACE IS LIMITED! DEADLINE - AUGUST I, 2005 (Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Don't be left out!) Name (If registering for more than one person, please place additional details on separate sheet.) Address City Best Phone E-mail State Fax Zip Signature Send this form to SCM Monterey 2005 P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292 Fax 503.253.2234; Phone 503.261.0555 x206; e-mail: project@sportscarmarket.com For more information or to reserve your space contact David Slama at 503.261.0555 x206, or e-mail project@sportscarmorket.com www.sportscormarket.com Payment in Full Required ID Enclosed is my check made out to Sports Car Market 0 Charge my VISA/MC/AmEx  Total Amount $  Card #  Exp. _

Page 58

Barrett-Jackson West Palm Beach, FL GERMAN #314-1957  REPLICA PORSCHE SPEEDSTER convertible. S/N 112211480. Red/black. Odo: 654 miles. VW engine. Vintage Speedster (CA) built, later titled as a 1972 Porsche. Presented with full (replica) badges, very good paint, decent fit to fiberglass panels. Excellent brightwork. Very well fitted interior; good seats look nothing like the originals. Nardi wood steering wheel. Wide white- rubber is old, delaminating windshield. New top is nicely fitted, redone seats are nice. Wear to shift knob leather. Tempra Duration tires. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $67,500. Just last year I would have called this twice retail, now I guess it's only $15k to $20k over. Time to adjust our prices as well. #343-1970 PORSCHE 914 V8 SPECIAL targa. S/N 4702912492. Black/black. Odo: 5,898 miles. Fully modified, looks to have been race-prepped. Donovan Alloy 406-ci V8, Pantera ZF 5-sp transaxle. Sparco Pro walls and gold special badge on the driver's fender add to that "I'm driving a replica" look. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $29,700. Now that there are likely 10 times as many Speedster replicas built as actual Porsche Speedsters, it would not be a bad time to review the quality of build available in the marketplace. The quality I've seen at auction ranges from abysmal to very good. Look for details in fit and finish, as well as seams and panel fit. Good ones can bring prices similar to this, bad ones are no bargain at even half this price, and examples in both price ranges are easy to find. #413-1961 PORSCHE 356B cabriolet. S/N 155126. Black/tan leather. Odo: 43,029 miles. 741 color number. Good gaps, some light fit issues to both doors. Good windshield and gaskets. Good paint, except a seam to the without detailing, and poorly presented. "Just a car" everywhere you look, with flat seats and fair interior. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $19,980. I can just see that first owner stepping out of his car with those flared trousers, wide lapels on his houndstooth suit, and both 5-inch-tall hair and platform shoes—oh, wait, that was my high school English teacher The colors and the look are great retro stuff if only the car were a bit nicer; this one might have been fun. Too much money paid here, but not a lot too much. 2000 shoulder harnesses. Very nice paint, good gaps, body kit with flared rocker panels, detailed engine. Starfire SX5000 tires to the front, Firestone Firehawk retreads to the rear. Kenwood cassette deck, bare wire hanging down from the steering column. Arkansas registered. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $27,270. Built by Trans/Am Raceteam. Looks like our former President isn't the only Arkansan with an affinity for wide bodies. I was astonished by this sale. I've seen modified 914s at many auctions before... usually they struggle to get more than 6 or 7 grand. #433-1971 PORSCHE 911 coupe. S/N 9111201054. Silver/black leather. Odo: 606 miles. Euro model with RS-style flares, 16x9 rims at rear, 16x7 at front. Short shift kit, sport exhaust. Uninspired paintwork over so-so panel rear of the driver's fender is now visible. Some corrosion starting at the vent window hinges on both sides, micro pitting to some trim parts. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $52,920. Forget the recent across-the-board surge in 356 prices (and those for almost every other sport or specialinterest car) of late, this is a final bid I would have expected for a much nicer example. This B Cab is a driver, and short of afresh restoration it will stay that way. #351.1-1965 PORSCHE 356C cabriolet. S/N 161756. White/blue leather. Odo: 97,348 miles. Recent but thick paint. Doors bow out, driver's worse than passenger's. Cracked license light lens. Uneven hood gap, corrosion inside bumper. Turn signal housing pitted. Gasket 60  'ingp t 1 #317-1987 BMW L6 coupe. S/N WBAEC8402H3265306. Black/gray leather. Odo: 78,166 miles. Full power sunroof. Good paint to this 6-Series luxo-boat. Some chips and scratching. Good brightwork. Normal age wear to external plastic. Good glass. Leather shows this much for a nice-looking, but not super nice '71 911. This is fully $8k more than I would have expected to see for this car BarrettJackson red mist strikes again. #311.1-1971 PORSCHE 911 targa. S/N 9111112634. Orange/black/white hound- stooth. Odo: 92,793 miles. Good but not great paint. Panel fit is just fair. Some scratching to chrome. Targa top is wavy and has two cuts in it. Houndstooth interior looked strange in 1971, somehow age hasn't helped much. Displayed Ar4 wear; interior overall is far from crisp. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $7,020. From the forgotten almost-supercars of the past file, the L6 was one of BMW's high-zoot offerings for 1987. I don't know how active is the database of persons looking for L6 Bimmers, but the buyer got what appears to be a pretty good deal. They made a 4-door L7 as well, but, as the name implies, it was for squares. fit. Some pitting to chrome, good glass. Interior is original excepting Recaro seats; good leather and dash. Not too bad, yet not too good. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $32,400. I doubt many Porsche owners would have the gumption to even ask #323-1988 PORSCHE 928S-4 coupe. S/N WPOJB0920JS860814. Silver/black leather. Odo: 48,000 miles. Mileage approximate. Very good paint, excellent gaps. Blackout trim is excellent, rear spoiler unmarked. Aftermarket tinted glass, sunroof, no flaws worth noting to the exterior. Interior shows no flaws, good leather with little wear to seats. Cond: 2. SOLD Sports (or Market

Page 59

Barrett-Jackson West Palm Beach, FL lots of wear to driver's seat, good console. A likeable example. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $33,480. Usually these cars at auction are quite playedout, so this is a good find. Sale price is in line with what an '89 US. 911 Targa Turbo might sell for, so I'll have to rate this one as no harm done. In 1989, Porsche managed to sell only 9,479 cars total, way down from 1986's peak of 30,471. AT $30,240. I can't remember the last time I saw one of these exceed $20k At $30,240, this 928 is the most expensive one I've ever seen at auction. It was presented very nicely, but when you're 1/3 higher than the most optimistic price guide values on a car that's unlikely to have a nostalgia spike anytime soon, you should know there's trouble ahead. #61.1-1989 PORSCHE 930 cabriolet. S/N WP0EB0939KS070486. Black/tan leather. Odo: 71,476 miles. Good paint. Blackout trim is good throughout. Fit to top is good but could be better, some wrinkles. Interior is original; ITALIAN #16-1964 ALFA ROMEO 2600 Bertone coupe. S/N AR8201161. Silver/Oxblood vinyl. Odo: 50,939 miles. Good paint over decent but not perfect gaps. Holes drilled for driving/fog lights, cracked turn signal lenses. Rear drum car. Some chrome scratched; rusty restoration with plenty of overlooked places. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,200. There's an interesting story that goes with this car When it left the block, the high bid was $7k and a dealer, an SCMer, was the new owner By the next day, however, the dealer was smiling and the sold price was listed at $16,200. Perhaps the auction company found somebody who insisted on paying more once the car left the block As long as everyone's happy, I'm happy too. (Editor 's note: we are told that the seller had told B-J that he would buy the car back if it didn't hit a certain amount. B-J didn't call him, and the car sold for less than his hidden reserve. Thus, B-J, doing the honorable thing, called the dealer and told him they had to buy the car back, and what did he want. No dummy, he replied, "Why, it's worth at least $20,000!" They settled at $16,200, and our friend was smiling all weekend.) #362-1967 FERRARI 365 GT 2+2 coupe. S/N 11621. Russo Rubino/saddle leather. Odo: 96,814 kilometers. Formerly owned by actor William Holden. Very nice restoration appears bits on grille. Plenty of gaskets should have been replaced. Interior is complete but seats look to have been non-professionally recovered in vinyl. Wooden-boxed toolkit in trunk is partially complete. A decent, if not exciting Exotic Car Transport ORLANDO FLORIDA Open and Enclosed Carrier Service! 49.--  — - 1- 0 -766-8797 _  .._.  .  . "Get the whole story of Exotic Car Transport, visit us on the Worldwide Web " www.exoticcartransport.corn Nationwide Transport of Exotic, Vintage and Luxury Automobiles Indoor Storage Available July 2005 61

Page 60

Barrett-Jackson West Palm Beach, FL to be of a recent vintage. Very good paint, excellent chrome. Some pitting to windshield. Wire wheels appear to be fresh. Well trimmed interior. Excellent leather; very good dash. Underhood is nicely detailed. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $87,480. Sold at B-J 2004 for $86,400, so not exactly a barn-burner of an investment. Still, a high price both times, but I would be reluctant to run out and stock up on 365 GT 2+ 2s based on this result—this was an exceptionally well-presented car The cost of restoration on one of these queen mother Ferraris can be as staggering as a restoration on a 2-seater Don't get used to seeing restored 2+2s everywhere you look, or having them bring $87k. #85-1967 FIAT DINO Spider. S/N 1GM49540M. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 1,002 kilometers. 2 liter. Nice older repaint. Some stone chips and some pull-back at seams, but a few years of life remain. Brightwork is mostly good or better. Cloth soft top shows some wear but is too good to replace yet. Peeling wood veneer trim on otherwise good dash. Good console and seats. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $24,840. Fiat Dino Spiders usually sell in the high teens to low twenties, so no real surprises here. They are held back in the marketplace by two realities: #1, they are Fiats; and #2, they have expensive-to-repair Ferrari engines. If you can get past these issues, they are both fun to drive and easy on the eyes. #314.3-1984  ALFA  ROMEO GTV-6 MARATONA coupe. S/N ZARAA6697E1005475. Silver/black leather. Odo: 37,275 miles. 5-sp. Owner has changed out original 2.5-liter V6 for a 3.0. Good paint appears to be largely original. Extensive amounts of blackout trim appear to be almost perfect. This car must have spent its life in a garage. All the bells and whistles, graphics, fog lights, sunroof, a/c, Stebro exhaust. Missing clear panel on hood. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,640. When Alfa was stuck with boatloads of slow-moving coupes, they took a cue from other manufacturers and decided to make a special edition, thus the birth of the Maratona coupe, which some wags refer to as the Marijuana. The four-leaf clover graphics must have been 62  plain weird. Mag wheels have plenty of scarring, more than I have seen on any Countach of any age. Wear to step-in area of door sills, seats show some light wear. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $84,240. I'd have to call this price marketcorrect. Even though most of the Anniversary Edition cars I have recently seen at auction had low miles, this example had relatively low miles but also showed plenty of wear At this point it's still possible to make it shine again. Making it a flavor-of-the-month car again may be an impossible task. #611-1991  ALFA  ROMEO SPIDER VELOCE convertible. S/N ZARBB32N7M6005427. Black/tan leather. Jensen CD player. PA inspection through 01/05 perhaps the car is a recent Florida import. What we used to call bone stock original, a well caredfor car with no obvious modifications. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $19,440. Cost new in 1991 was $22,950. It's red (that's good), it's automatic (that's bad). All the rest of the story for the vendor, however, is good news. This price would be impossible to achieve almost anywhere else on the planet. $14k would have been a home run; this shot went out of the park. On the other hand, what other classic Italian two-seaters can be had with a slushbox? If you need one, this is the one. AMERICAN #92.1-1932 FORD TUDOR coupe. S/N 248835. Red/gray cloth. Odo: 9,933 miles. Custom rod. 350-ci V8, auto. Nice paint, very good chrome. A few gaskets show age, most are good. Vendor states the car was done Sports Car Market with glue. Wheels appear to have never been cleaned. Worn tires are dry rotted. Moldy interior is just plain worn-out. Large vinyl patch on top of dash binnacle. The kicker is it's a Euro version. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $15,552. Bargain Ferraris rarely are. The vendor was seen actually trying to buy his car back I believe he stopped at about the $13,500 mark Wise move—this is nothing more than a rolling parts car For this Florida Mondial, the hurricane seemed to have hit from the driver 's seat out, and it continued for somewhere around 20 years. #366-1989LAMBORGHINICOUNTACH coupe. S/N ZA9CAO5A6KLA12563. White/ red leather. Odo: 9,572 kilometers. 25th Anniversary Edition. Vendor states only two known to exist with this color combination. Oh, really? Very good paint, good gaps. Blackout trim is showing some age and moisture under headlight glass. Armor All-ed tires look just lucky for someone, as Alfa was able to move the metal. It's the best Maratona I've seen in years. That said, price paid was all the money #641-1985 FERRARI MONDIAL convertible. S/N ZFFLC15B000057439. Black/ black leather. Odo: 82,524 kilometers. Hands down, without a doubt, the worst Mondial I have ever seen, including those at impound lots. Bad everywhere. Bad seams; dented panels; paint cracked, chipped, dented, scratched, and mottled. Top has makeshift repairs sealed Odo: 57,589 miles. 5-sp. Excellent paint. Good gaps to a factory standard. Some dings and scratches to the chrome. Very nice top with some scratches to the rear clear vinyl. Interior is nicely done with horizontal leather stripes interspersed with black suede. Not correct in places, but looks good and well done. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $14,796. It never hurts to be a good-looking convertible with a 5-speed at Barrett-Jackson. The buyer paid a premium for this good-looking Alfa, but he appears to have gotten an unmolested example with good colors and reasonable miles. And paid $10k less than he would have at Scottsdale B-J. (Of course, it was still $5k more than local classifieds retail, but who's counting?) #606-1991 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER convertible. S/N ZARB B42N8M6010139. Red/saddle leather. Odo: 23,621 miles. Auto. No rust or corrosion evident. One or two rock chips touched up. Good brightwork, very good glass and gaskets. Interior shows light wear to driver's seat, some bunching to the piping.

Page 61

Barrett-Jackson West Palm Beach, FL in 1990; holding up very well. Dated by its interior (velour) and wheels (Weld Racing phone-dial mags). Well done underneath. Very well put together throughout. Bought by an SCM subscriber. Trailer is included in the sale. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $47,520. Perhaps a little expensive because of the dated elements, however the excellent build quality and general timeless appearance make it more than worth the necessary updates. The trailer is a bonus of perhaps $2,000-$2,500. Now it's ready to go on a rod run of any length. #419.1-1937 AMERICAN LA FRANCE fire truck. S/N L834. Red/red. Odo: 10,392 miles. Very good paint, good brightwork. Some scarring to driver's side rear wheel, possibly curb damage. Gold-leaf lettering and striping is excellent. Running board rubber good but not fresh. Spartan interior shows well. Turn signals and control labels added. A nicely done restoration. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $24,300. Time for afire truck value lesson. Antique fire trucks hardly ever bring a lot of money bacause most collectors don't have space to store them. And guess what—they all have low miles, do you like what you see in your reflection? our work mirrors your passion for cars. call us to build the car of your dreams. which makes sense when you figure out what fire trucks spend their time doing—going to nearby fires. The ones that do bring big money either have a large and valuable engine, or at the very least great graphics along with all the tools, equipment, hoses, and ladders. This one had the bells and whistles, so to speak, and this is big money for afire truck. #378-1953 BUICK ROADMASTER sedan. S/N 1317897. Light blue/blue cloth. Odo: 53,639 miles. Fully modified for use by America's favorite kook of the past 50 years, Howard Hughes. Claimed original paint is scarred in places, pitted in others. Good brightwork, not restored but not fresh or smooth. Good glass, gaskets are a bit better than I expected, no problems noted. Original broadcloth interior has a musty smell, no excessive wear or flaws noted. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $1,620,000. This result surprised even the most seasoned auction-goer Perhaps with the current release of the film "The Aviator " Hughes is in the public eye more than in the past. Perhaps celebrity cars have become more valuable or perhaps having the featured car sold on national TV provided the extra bounce. It's a 4-door Buick with extensive climate controls and filtration systems, largely rebuilt to aircraft standards. Not much to look at, but a good story to tell. #373-1954 BUICK SKYLARK convert- ible. S/N 7A1057101. Mint green/two-tone green. Odo: 715 miles. Early 1990s restoration, still looks very good. Very good paint, one or two small scratches. Excellent chrome; rubber gaskets have held up. Excellent glass—the full No other parts site has more bling. eh Motors ,  • 4_,,dir!-• • / vantaaj toll free (865) 440-0334 - local (303) 440-0334 boulder. co - www vantaa com July 2005 More wheels for less. 63

Page 62

Barrett Jackson West Palm Beach, FL - tint picks up the car's colors and gives it a good look. Impressively done interior shows no wear worth noting. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $189,000. Just a few years ago it was big news when a few Skylarks topped the $100k mark at auction. I was expecting perhaps $125k here because of this car 's great colors and good looks. The seller received much more of a bonus than I expected. The television cameras and lights perhaps had more than a small part to play. #382 1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE - convertible. S/N 0273609F5YG. Polo white/red vinyl. Odo: 61,025 miles. 16, auto. Excellent paint, very good brightwork, not fresh but still shows quality. Firestone wide whitewall tires. Top, although still nice, shows some age wear and a bit of dirt. Very good interior in original style, light wear only. Overall he should know that he got all of the current potential value out of his car with this sale. It can be made to look better than it does now, but even that might cost upwards of $10k. #103 1960 CHEVROLET IMPALA con- vertible. S/N 01867T220143. Red/black/white vinyl and cloth. Odo: 75,999 miles. 348-ci V8, auto. Some touch-up on spots to good older paint, now a ten-footer. Good brightwork; scratches, of which some are deep. Top is good but not fresh, some dirt and fingerprints showing. Original-style interior is complete and has the look of an older restoration, but well looked-after. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $77,760. Chevrolet built 3,640 Corvettes in 1954, the second year of production. The YG suffix in the serial number here leaves me to think that this car was originally titled to its engine number, something that some states would still do into the 1950s. I have seen much nicer cars struggle to get into the high $60k range; this car had less but brought more. #406-1955 CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ convertible. S/N 556278000. Bahama blue/white and blue leather. Odo: 91,242 miles. Auto. One of the poorest restorations seen this decade. Paint is full of dirt, orange peel, and plenty of other flaws. Poor fit everywhere; bumper fit is off, trunk sits too high. Chrome is very good where it was redone, fair on the stuff left alone. Plenty of bulging bodywork abounds. Good fit to the top; poor fit to the parade boot the vendors put on just before the car went across the block. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $60,480. 1 can't swear on a stack of Bibles that I saw this car sell for $70k, only to be reported as sold the next day for this, but I believe that's what happened. The vendor told me that he had spent over $88k; if he reads this 64  fitted and shows no visible wear. Underhood is clean. Very well detailed underhood with correct hoses, stickers, and shielding. Well done. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $81,000. The high-power Corvettes for 1961 were the normally aspirated 340-hp 283 or the 275-hp Fl 283. Black paint is tough to get right on a metal car; on fiberglass it can be a nightmare. This 'Vette had straight sides as well as excellent gloss; no one complained about the presentation. Expensive, and probably worth this much sometime soon. #651.1 1966 FORD FAIRLANE GTA - convertible. S/N 6H44S113900. Light blue/ blue vinyl. Odo: 72,689 miles. 390-ci V8, auto. Good paint, not an excellent job but not bad enough to redo. Good chrome, good gaskets, good glass including the replacement wind- good. Not excellent anywhere but all serviceable. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $33,480. The 348 was the big-engine option in 1960, and now they sell for a substantial premium over the lesser motors. Had this car been a nicer example, $45k or more would not have surprised. Although the final sales price was a bit high for an end user who is looking for a driver, $33k is not a lot of money. #390 1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE - convertible. S/N 10867S105625. Tuxedo Black/silver coves/red vinyl. Odo: 2,306 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-sp. With two tops. Excellent paint, excellent brightwork and a very nice presentation overall. Very good gaps, all visible gaskets appear fresh and pliable. Excellent glass, no scars or pitting seen. Interior is well shield. Underhood is nicely detailed, not overdone or show job. Interior has original vinyl seats and door panels, carpets, and dash. Metal tops of the door panels have been resprayed, not a very good job. Very nice console. Steering wheel is uncracked. Clean and mostly original overall. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $23,220. A likeable example. Although the price guides will tell you the new owner paid too much, I don't agree. This is a reasonable and distinctive mid-1960s mid-size convertible that is inexpensive to own and operate and fun to use. #389.1 -1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194377S106194. Goodwood green/black leather. Odo: 44,844 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-sp. Excellent paint and chrome. Claimed matching-numbers engine, freshly balanced and blueprinted. M-22 Rock Crusher transmission, side exhaust. Very nice presentation, photo-documented. Seller will send buyer all the replaced parts after the sale, including an extra M-21 transmission. That said, there were lots of incorrect things about this restoration that had the Corvette purists' eyes rolling when they walked by. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $86,400. Of the 22,940 Corvettes built in 1967, 8,504 were coupes. The L71 motor was a $437.10 option, and 3,754 1967 Corvettes (coupes and convertibles) had it. The buyer here likely thinks he got one of the few excellent buys of the weekend. Until he takes it to a club event he will likely remain smiling. #383 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE - convertible. S/N 194677S120856. Blue/black stinger/blue vinyl. Odo: 32,190 miles. 427/435, 4-speed. Complete frame-off restoration from a major Corvette collector who has owned it for twenty years. Miles actual. Restored to be judged at NCRS on Bloomington Gold. Red Line tires, M21 close-ratio transmission, 4.11 Posi rear, transistor ignition, side exhaust, AM/FM, tinted glass. Very good paint, excellent, show quality chrome. 5 original bolt-on wheels. Excellent fit to top, very good exterior detailing, good gaps. Very nice, correct interior. Sports (or Market

Page 63

Eventually every classic gets a new look... om Custom Critical Atoins • • •  NAN aim %no Nat •100110  •• Passport Transport is now... FedEx Custom Critical® Passport Auto Transport New Name. Same Company. Same Outstanding Service. • The original enclosed auto transporter, featuring fully enclosed, customized tractor trailers • Door-to-door service throughout the United States • Your one call for transporting vintage, classic and high-value vehicles passport.fedex.com 1.800.325.4267 12004 FedEx

Page 64

Barrett Jackson West Palm Beach, FL - to pull into the $30k range for this car But it 's a strong market for muscle cars of all stripes right now; without the provenance or the shine, this one went above retail. Well done and appearing quite fresh. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $259,200. All said, this is still an astonishing result for a '67 Corvette, even, with the good options and excellent provenance. #375-1968 SHELBY GT 500E convert- ible. S/N CSE001C. White/blue stripes/blue. 408-ci V8, 525 hp, 5-sp. Very good paintwork, excellent fit and finish. 17-inch wheels. Supercharged, Fl, side exhaust, 5-speed Tremec. 4-point padded roll bar, wood steering wheel. A brand-new Eleanor, this is the first convertible built by Unique Performance good. Good gaps to doors and hood. Good chrome. Interior has a nice original-style look to it. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $52,920. In 1969, 22,129 T-top coupes were built as well as 16,633 convertibles, for a total of 38,762. One ofjust 2,722 1969 Corvettes built with the 435hp 427. While the L89 430-hp engine is the big dog for 1969, this L71 is no also-ran pooch. $5,000 more would not have surprised here. with the blessing of Carroll Shelby. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $550,800. The instant-collectible Eleanors, or as we're now supposed to refer to them, GT 500Es, are a market segment I just plain don 't get. This is huge money for what is just a rebuilt Mustang. The original serial number is apparently thrown away and they are given new numbers as well as new almost everything else. Think of these as hot-rod or custom Mustangs, or perhaps the automotive equivalent of Cher #30.1-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO convertible. S/N 124679N553373. White/blue vinyl. Odo: 16,861 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-sp. SS equipment. Engine is non-numbers-matching. Very good white paint looks to be of a recent vintage. Top is fresh, well fitted but not perfect. Good chrome, some light scratches. Delamination starting on replacement wind- #686-1969 FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT 500 fastback. S/N 9F02R480807. Silver Jade/black vinyl. Odo: 41,629 miles. 428-ci V8, auto. Vendor states matching numbers. #369.1-1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194679S736275. Red/black leather. Odo: 75,501 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-sp. With two tops. Vendor says big-block motor has the correct big block (casing #3963512), though nothing said about matching numbers. Side exhaust, leather, AM/FM. Paint is quite the year Bought new by a 16-year-old in North Carolina, using money made from his paper route. He crunched the front end while playing hooky from school. Not able to find the crash repair parts, he wrote Richard Petty and asked him if he had extra sheetmetal he could spare. Petty gave him the repair parts, and the car was fixed. Sale includes the original ticket received for the accident, a photo of the former owner with Petty, and his signature on the car #665.1-1970 OLDSMOBILE 442 convert- ible. S/N 344670Z130618. Yellow/brown vinyl. Odo: 461 miles. 455-ci V8, auto. Excellent paint, very good gaps. Auction description claimed no Bondo. Eye-catching work to everywhere but the rear end. Decklid fit is off; rear bumper sits perhaps 1/2 inch too low; rear bumper chrome is way off show quality. 442 badging to rear decklid is crooked. Excellent visuals until you get close up, good top. Original-style Clean and mostly original. Unusual color, but drew lots of attention while on display before the sale. Excellent paint, very good chrome. Not fresh, however. Gaskets, small trim are still excellent. Some shortcuts noted, but a very good potential local or regional show winner. Very nice interior in original style. Overall, clean and mostly original. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $85,320. This was likely the weekend's best buy in the Shelby department. A very likeable car, with unusual but not challenging colors. I would prefer this car over many of the restoredyesterday examples I have seen of late. #345-1970 PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD shield. Most gaskets appear fresh, underhood clean and detailed. Interior shows good seats and dash, carpets are just fair. Replacement AM/FM cassette stereo. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $37,800. With a combination of a replacement engine and an overall less-than-fresh appearance. I would have expected it would be tough 66  coupe. S/N RM23V0A177565. Orange/black vinyl. Odo: 49,916 miles. 440-ci V8, auto. Excellent paint, excellent fit to vinyl top. Chrome is all very good or better. All the fit and finish is better than factory, as original gaps and fit tended to be poor. Underhood is fully detailed. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $153,360. This car wins the best story of the weekend award and it's a contender for the best story of Sports Car Market interior has a good look. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $61,560. This one contained my favorite carcard comment of the weekend: "built from the rear up, filly restored." Now I've heard ofjust about everything, not from the ground up, but from the rear up. I'm looking forward to "built from the middle out." Sorry, Mr New Owner, you bought a nice-looking but far from perfect 442 for what might be a record price. I loved the colors, but with the details remaining to be straightened out, this is not even close to the #1 car you might have thought it was. #324-I972 CHEVROLET CORVETTE. S/N 1237W25512600. Black Cherry/tan leather/cloth. 775-hp, 427-ci V8, auto. Full custom car has a name: Heartbeat. Vendor says

Page 65

Barrett Jackson West Palm Beach, FL - cost was $244k, $30k of which was chrome and real gold plating. Hidden trapdoor headlights, door hinges are rear-mounted. Cycle-fendered, side exhaust. Well done paint, excellent chrome. Interior looks to have been done to a lesser standard. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $44,280. My first thought was, Yeeech. Wasn't Chevy The Heartbeat of America in the 1980s? But this is a '72... Any custom is a matter of personal taste, but this one went way beyond my tolerance limit. Someone liked it enough to buy it for the same money that an unmolested two-year-old 'Vette brings. I say more power to ya, #633-1990 CHEVROLET ASTRO van. S/N 1GNDM152Z4LB224424. Pearl Flame Orange/orange/tan cloth. 383-ci V8, auto. Fully and professionally done show truck. Raised high enough so that paint ladders, not step ladders, are the preferred mode of entry. The entire chassis and underbody is detailed and painted—that's a good thing as it's all most people can see. Some paint flaws present, possibly could be buffed out. Lots of scratches and pitting. Very good chrome, detailing is excellent. Interior is not well fitted; when you look into the rear compartment, the poor fit at the back of the seats is the first thing you see. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $29,700. The vendor states that this truck is road-legal in Florida, but don't try getting it licensed in most states. I had to rely on the catalog description for some of the information. In this truck it was impossible to look up to see much of the interior, and I'm 6 4". Sale price is but a fraction of what must have been spent to make this monster Other than entertaining small children and scaring fellow drivers, now what? #321-1999 PANOZ MV roadster. S/N 1P9PA1825XB213005. Yellow/tan leather. Odo: 3,017 miles. Ford 4.6-liter V8, 305 hp, 5-sp. Excellent paint, very good brightwork. All fit and finish appears to be as original. Excellent leather, only light wear showing. Clean throughout; quite good overall. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $43,200. AIV stands for Aluminum Intensive so the downward slide has already started as production units hit the market. For the "got to have it now" crowd, the Ford GT is currently the it car Ford's early build issues with the GT don't seem to be slowing down the profit margins at auction. But as they plan to build 4,000, SCM predicts by this time next year getting MSRP will be a struggle. If you doubt me, think about the Plymouth Prowler that brought $150,000, and what fraction of that amount it would be worth today. To the fellow who bought this GT, sorry to ruin your day.• Vehicle. It could also stand for Appreciating In Value except this is the price this car has been selling at retail for the past few years, so let's just nickname it Almost Investment Viable. #376-2005 FORD GT coupe. S/N 1FAFP90S55Y400355. Red/black. Brand-new; delivery miles only. No scratches or scars noted. One of the first of what can be expected to be a flood of Ford GTs being flipped by either the original owners or dealers. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $248,400. List price $139,995. B-.1 Scottsdale sold one for $302,400 in January, '52 DD LEMANS BARCHEITA chassis #771 Just rescued from the desert, needs a bit more than TLC. Significant documented history. 52 Sebring(Bonnet and Cook) 13th OVA, 52 Elkhart Lake (Cook) 1st in class, Bridgehampton (Cook) 1st in class. More history to come Also Available '59 Cooper FJ T52 BMC powered in absolutely superb condition, race or show ready: fully sorted out '51 Jowett Jupiter Roadster RHD One owner car, with quality professional restoration almost finished. '34 AC 16/60 DHC With pre-selector gearbox; properly stored in dry storage for 40 years, correct, complete and in need of re-commissioning. July 2005 Raymond Milo, le Patron  By Appointment Only Please  8375 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  bbone@dslextreme.corn  323.656.7483 90069 cell 323.864.0999 fax 323.654.8788 6.7

Page 66

Bonhams London, UK Bonhams RAF Museum Hendon, London, U.K. February 28, 2005 Auctioneer:  Number of lots:  Number of lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sales total:  High sale:  lames Knight 43 28 65% $528,077 Lot 378, 1993 Bentley Continental convertible, sold at $89,938 Premium:15% on the first 557,900,10% thereafter (induded in prices of sold lots) Report by Richard Hudson well run as usual and they were able to shift all but three of their vendors' motor cars. Sadly, their "star" lot, a most impressive looking 1935 Horch 853 cabriolet, though perhaps in a shade of red a little too garish for conservative Anglo Saxon tastes, failed to pull, being declared unsold at $231,600. Instead, the top result went to a 1993 Bentley Continental convertible, seemingly well cared-for and costing a new owner $89,938, to head the relatively meager $528,077 results total. B onhams' first U.K. event of 2005 might have been small, with just 26 automobiles, two commercial vehicles, and 15 motorcycles, but it was Two exhibits that had first graced their respective manufacturers' stands at the London Motor Show at Earls Court changed hands here, a 1937 Delage D6-50 with British-crafted sports-sedan bodywork by Coachcraft, raising $55,488, and a Bitter SC 3.8-liter coupe, at $10,876. A Vauxhall 14hp DX "Light Six" drophead coupe, in one family's ownership since new in 1936, also brought a lot of interest and sold for a much higher-than-expected $26,190. - Evans Market opinions in italics ENGLISH #387-1911 AUSTIN 10HP MELBOURNE 2-seat tourer. S/N 10035. Eng. #10072. Blue over black/red. RHD. Last restored circa 1980. Some general, albeit relatively minor, wear to paint and interior since then. Brasswork, sign up even mediocre cars, let alone tasty items. By comparison, London rivals Coys, who match Bonhams on charges, offered 53 car lots at their first sale of the year. Regional competitors Cheffins and BCA were both able to attract 39 classics apiece, while 47 consignments crossed the Barons block. At least the selection was improved over last year's first sale, which only featured five automotive lots, all sold. The problem Bonhams and all the auctioneers have is that they're all chasing the same stock, which continues to be in short supply. Plumping up auction catalogues can only really be achieved as people rush to offload their cars in a market downslope, a phenomenon that is, happily, still out of sight and way off-shore somewhere. The snag with such a selling scenario is that in any dash for cash, buyers will become even rarer than vendors are likely to be in the short-term.—R.H-E. Unearthed as a project in 1957; restoration eventually completed in 2003. Only minor cosmetic wear since. Authentically done with CAV headlights, brass sidelights, diver's helmet rear lights, and marque-correct Vikinghead mascot. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $35,512. Buyer fittingly took his acquisition back to Aberystwyty, where it was first registered 91 years ago. Straighfforward engineering and reliability under fire resulted in Rover 12s seeing much active service during WWI. #368-1928 AUSTIN 12/4 sedan. S/N STCM139. Eng. #S1299L. Black over maroon over black/tan. RHD. Odo: 9,171 miles. Paint very matte. Driver's door glass missing, side rear window cracked. Springs preserved in gaiters, calorimeter on radiator top, spare gas can on running board. Last restored eons ago. SOLD AT $13,317. The London cabbie 's favorite wheels well into the 1930s, this Heavy Twelve carried out taxicab duties in a Herefordshire market town until well after WWII. A top-money result here, in its 77th year sedan. S/N 101. Eng. #101. Green over black/ black. Odo: 8,987 miles. Obscure one - including engine, constructed by Fred Barnes Waldron. Extensively road-tested on long hauls throughout Europe. Dismantled in the late chassis, and suspension presentation good. Mechanically dormant for at least the past 18 months. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $19,976. When introduced in 1910 for export, most Al Os, as they were commonly called, ended up in farflung corners of the British Empire. This homemarket example raised good money despite being a non-runner Apart from H&H, whose catalogue was stacked with 89 collector vehicles for their $2.5m season-opener at Stoneleigh, most U.K. houses have been really struggling to 68  Meanwhile, the most car for the money, at $14,272, was a 1972 Maserati Indy, rare in RHD with the preferred 5-speed. Potential resto money pits continued to suck people in, though. A part-done then abandoned 1937 MG TA was taken on for $11,985; and a circa-1945 Ford Jeep, in need of a new body and probably everything else, found an incredible $10,210. A partially dismantled and likely to be incomplete 1934 Talbot 75 was carried home for $7,768. #379-1913 ROVER 12HP 2-seat tourer. S/N 1141. Eng. #1141. Gray over black, red coachlining/red. RHD. Lived a well-documented early life in extremely rural Wales. #375-1928 WALDRON WAYFARER off, 1930s and not resurrected until circa 1980. Paint flat and lifting in places. Interior sound. Said to work well following recent engine and transmission refurb. Cond: 3 - . NOT SOLD AT $7,770. Even being unique and in running condition did not impress anybody here sufficiently enough to offer the $7,700 reserve. #366-1934 TALBOT 75 sedan. S/N 37327. Eng. #1051. Caramel over blue over black/ black. RI ID. Barn-found. Partly done/dismantled project, not necessarily complete and with many items stowed inside. Chassis, engine, - Sports Car Market

Page 67

Bonhams London, UK minor marks to panels. Interior rather basic with few comforts. A well-presented late entry. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $10,210. Top money paid for a period-looking and somewhat attractive open A7 special. #392-1937 MG MIDGET TA roadster. S/N TA1316. Eng. #MGJG1555. Red/red. Odo: 17,286 miles. Taken off the road many years back for full rebuild, though never completed. Chassis sound, panels bumpy, paint and running gear apparently all present, along with most panels. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $7,768. Buyer, who already had a Talbot 75 of similar vintage in bits at home, considered his investment in this parts bank to have been sound. #388A-1935 AUSTIN 7RP sports tourer. S/N 214227. Polished aluminum, green nose/ black. RHD. Chassis sound, suspension clean, poor, engine bay filthy, original leather severely cracked. Many loose bits, including lights, in boxes. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $11,985. This not particularly nice TA project was taken on for $1,370 over Bonhams ' estimate, by a trader who planned to just mark it up and move it on. #350-1951 CYCLEMASTER DAVVES bicycle. S/N 9099XU. Eng. #A3679 I . Black Two-stroke motor ingeniously set into the rear wheel of a pedal-cycle. Last took to the streets in 2001. Cosmetically slightly scruffy. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,776. Born out of early 1950s gasoline rationing, this 25.7-cc single-pot labor-saving device has seriously appreciated in 54 years. Originally cost $58. Nearly four times the auctioneer s predicted top end of $483. #361-1951 NORTON 500T TRIALS REPLICA motorcycle. S/N B312201. Eng. #B312201. Polished aluminum, black 490-cc engine with alloy head and barrel, said to run. r , t  ■•• , 11  , C. www.zymol.com 800.999.5563 Display Your Passion

Page 68

Bonhams London, UK Lightly marked frame and cycle parts. A DIY assemblage of period-correct components, authentically recreating the rigid-framed trials' iron era. In decent shape, but no concours queen. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $5,993. The parts might be correct, but the whole bike is still a replica. Right price, all considering. #358-1954 VINCENT SERIES 2 BLACK SHADOW motorcycle. S/N RC12453B. Eng. #F1OAB1B10553. Black. In receipt of a recent John Weedon refurb. Repainted frame and below marked paint, some chrome pitted. Vinyl trim still original though grubby; carpets renewed. An original-looking time-warp example. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $2,663. Price paid confirmed the auctioneer 's low-estimate valuation. Dreadfully dull and slow, though potentially a good little earner as a props car for TV dramas set in the 1960s. #386-1963 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MK HA roadster. S/N HBJ7124535. Black over dark blue/dark blue. RHD. Odo: 9,822 miles. Likely to have been repatriated from South Africa and repainted at some time. Now bubbling along rear fender seams. Chrome polish- Red/black, red piping. RHD. Odo: 652 miles. Mileage since 1990 resto, then stored until 2003. Repaint still good. Chrome polishscratched, retrim fresh. Wire wheels. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $8,656. Sold in the proper range for a nice-looking GT-B on wires, with the flexibility of a Webasto sunroof #383-1966 JAGUAR MKII 3.4-LITER sedan. S/N 169861DN. Eng. #KJ82268. Gunmetal Gray/red. RHD. Odo: 83,755 kilometers. 4-sp. Last restored in 1981. Repaint now rebuilt wheels in mint condition. New Lucas lights. Valve gear overhauled. Brightwork and mechanical component surfaces all well presented. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $38,000. Should have sold for this, though the vendor had been hoping for at least $5,790 more. #357-1959 BSA ROCKET GOLD STAR REPLICA motorcycle. S/N FA79674. Eng. #DA I OR9805. Polished aluminum, black. Authentic recreation of the Beeza RGS twin. Includes new Gold Star large- scratched. Retrim and carpets clean. Engine bay dusty. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $29,409. In view of the condition, the vendor was wise to accept $3,400 below the reserve, which was more than enough. #371-1965 JAGUAR MICH 3.8-LITER sedan. S/N A234025DN. Eng. #LE21288. Light blue metallic/biscuit. RHD. Odo: 1,259 miles. 4-sp. Mileage since resto. Door-top paint micro-blistered. Trim strip shedding chrome, bumper chrome polish-scratched. Leather new, old, chrome going off. Possibly still original leather acceptably worn. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $23,083. The new owner valued this 3.4 at a very generous $1,850 over Bonhams 'pre-sale estimate. Price was plenty. #390-1970 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR MICI coupe. S/N 1153411. Eng. #155415E. White/black. RHD. Odo: 70,074 miles. 383-ci Chrysler V8, auto. Various panels replaced, rust-free chassis claimed. Windshield, sunroof, veneers, and carpets recently renewed. 44 capacity gas tank in alloy, 190-mm front brake, alloy rims, Gold Star headlight, and rev counter. Minor marks to paint and aluminum bits. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $5,790. No old rocker here was prepared to come up with the $8k minimum sought. Perhaps seller will have better luck elsewhere. #374-1959 FORD ANGLIA sedan. S/N 100E742140. Eng. #100E742150. Black/red and white. RHD. Odo: 56,020 miles. 1,172-cc side-valve 100E, 3-sp. Apparently rust-free wood refurbed, custom wheel. Rare factoryfitted ps. Wire wheels. Non-original though reconditioned engine in well-presented bay. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $24,415. This is a strong result for what, originally, had been a CKD car that had been built up from completely knocked down assemblies in South Africa. Manual shift and wire wheels help value, though. #372-1965 MGB-GT coupe. S/N GHD373939.  Eng.  #18GBRUH27357. Although repainted, hood edge crudely touched-up, chrome scratched, original leather slightly cracked. Brake calipers not fitted, but included. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,988. Rather reasonable for an Interceptor with reportedly much already carried out. There was potentially far more still to do, but the condition of this Interceptor was promising. #385-1971 DAX COBRA 427 REPLICA roadster. S/N 1L204248BW. Eng. #8L127051. Blue metallic with white stripes/creme. RHD. 70 Sports Car Market

Page 69

Bonhams London, UK Odo: 12,150 miles. Triple Weber-fed 4.2-liter 16 from donor XJ6 Jag, 4-sp. Virtually unmarked. As cheapo plastic reps go, this pretend snake was nicely done, with chromed rollhoop, shiny side exhaust, and Halibrand-style split-rims. Well-presented. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $28,854. The top price was fully justified for a serious funster that couldn't be made for anywhere near this figure. #384-1991 FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE RS COS WORTH 4X4 sedan. S/N WFOFXXGBBFLU43961. Eng. #LU43961. Moonstone Blue/black. RHD. Odo: 16,356 miles. RS500 competition engine conversion, for 400-plus-hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. 5-sp with quick-shift kit. Had done 99,000 miles when speedo changed. Stone-peppered front panel, rest of paint okay-ish. Original Recaro buckets' leather hardly worn, extremely dinky Momo. Excessively low-profile-shod alloys scuffed. Full service history included. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $15,367. Buyer just met the reserve. I've seen better-condition and much lower- Protect Your Issues bumpers unmarked, alloys spotless. Driver's seat leather only slightly crazed. Decanters and cut-glasses surviving. Working-condition engine bay. Full service history substantiating mileage. Cond: 1, SOLD AT $89,938. This was not an extravagant valuation for what, after all, had clearly been well cared-for. FRENCH #380-1937 DELAGE D6-70 sedan. S/N 51277. Eng. #51277. Red over gray over red/ red. RHD. Odo: 24,735 miles. London-bodied and motor show exhibited, this handsome thoroughbred six had been bodily restored and mileage examples around of this seriously rapid FoMoCo Cossie street racer. #378-1993 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL convertible. S/N SCBZDO0A8NCH40086. Eng. #78700L4101NEN. Dark green/tan. RHD. Odo: 61,590 miles. Only minor marks to a probable partial repaint. Body-colored rewired in 2001. Repaint, rechrome, and retrim from then all still virtually unmarked and patinating nicely, though engine bay presentation rather dull. The proper period Marchal Aerolux headlights are so good-looking. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $55,488. A great pre-war motorcar in lovely condition, with some good early history, too. Thoroughly deserved the new owner 's top valuation. GERMAN #389-1935 HORCH 853 cabriolet. S/N 853169. Eng. #850471. Red/beige. Odo: 33,816 miles. This SOHC, ten-bearing, straight eight powered star lot from Zwickau had been last restored in 1991 and maintained by German marque specialists Inrecke since. Panel fit super, paint and chrome unmarked, seat leather slightly cracked. Very Third Reich. No other tuner site has more flow. Keep your Sports Car Market issues looking brand new. Slipcases are library quality. Constructed with heavy bookbinder's board and covered in a rich flag blue leatherette material. A custom silver label with the Sports Car Market logo is included. One - $15 Three-$40 Six-$80 Add $3.50 per slipcase for P&H. Send to: TNC Enterprises Dept. SCM P.O. Box 2475, Warminster, PA 18974 Enclose name, address (No PO. boxes please) and payment with your order. USA orders only. You can even call 215-674-8476 to order by phone. Credit Card Orders Visa, MC, AmEx accepted. Send name, card number, expiration date and signature. Satisfaction Guaranteed To Order Online: ww.tneenterprises.net/sem uly 2005  More exhaust systems for less. 71 eb YMotors

Page 70

Bonhams London, UK #373-1985 BITTER SC coupe. S/N WBJ426219FS390333. Eng. #T39E0012877R. Steel Blue Metallic/Golden Cream. RHD. Odo: 42,388 miles. 3.8-liter 16, auto. Ex-Earls Court Motor Show car. Recent engine top-end overhaul. Passenger-side front fender dinged, sill gray. RHD. Odo: 82,498 miles. 5-sp. Recentish repaint with some touched-up blemishes. Bubbling around fuel filler flap, though no deep rot in sight. Original leather re-Connollised over cracks. Recently converted heads for unleaded; clutch renewed. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $14,272. Offer landed about $1,600 below reserve but was accepted. Rare in RI-ID, and having the desirable 5-sp, too, this particular Indy was well-bought. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $231,600. I didn't see any live players in the game, so it was left to phone bidders and chandeliers to bid it up. But once it got into the right price range, there just wasn't any real interest. Perhaps the rather flashy color combo put buyers off Lest we forget, in pre-war Germany, Horch was the only serious rival to Mercedes-Benz. #367-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE sedan. S/N 10801822032485. Eng. #1309802202435. Dark blue/light gray. RHD. AMERICAN filled. Milky windshield edge. Interior sound but grubby. Not a particularly sharp example. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $10,876. One of only 19 such SCs in RI-ID with Mantzell-developed 3.8-liter Opel engine producing 210 hp. When new, Eric Bitter S dealers charged $75,270 for this 140-mph 2+2 Ferrari 412 lookalike. It will always be an automotive oddity and never collectible. And let's face it—how about that name? Makes me scrunch up my face like I've eated something sour each time I say it. ITALIAN #381-1964 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SPRINT SPECIALE coupe. S/N 380419. Eng. #00970. White/blue. Odo: 39,210 kilometers. Resprayed in 2004, more recent Ode: 94,238 miles. Auto. Bubbling rear fenders and rusty sills. Holes throughout driver's seat-back. Reportedly mechanically sound, but not pretty. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $1,110. Just barely sold at this price. Probably worth a lot more for parts, if the buyer wanted to take the time to disassemble and assess. #377-1981 VOLKSWAGEN 1303 LS cab- riolet. SIN 15920011234. Silver/black. RHD. Odo: 2,283 miles. 1600-cc, 4-sp. Claimed to be original miles, but defective odometer also declared on sale day. Passenger seat squab's patterned vinyl worn smooth, which indicates stone chips touched-in. Door seals renewed. Headlight rubber gaskets crumbly. Original interior cloth slightly soiled. Clutch and crank oil seals fresh. Slot at rear of hood accommodating Perspex bug deflector. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $28,854. Mouth-wateringly curvaceous. Likely to be genuine low mileage, too, though not in the most user-friendly color. This SWB Sprint with beautiful body was correctly priced by all concerned. #370-1972 MASERATI INDY 4.7-LITER coupe. S/N 116971670. Eng. #03650. Red/ high miles to me. Touched-up scratch on passenger side front fender, wheels freshly powdercoated. Factory sticker still intact on underside of engine lid. Featured in Volksworld magazine in 2003. A 1979 model-year example, made in 1978, yet for some reason listed in the catalog as a 1981. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $23,305. Regardless of all the cautionary indicators, top money rolled in from a VW fan who clearly had the Bug! 72 Spare front axle assembly loose across front seats. Seriously rusty body only held together by war paint. Check this into the major resto project category. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $10,210. There was a serious scrap among military vehicle mercenaries present, with the new owner having to pay more than double estimate! Hope he enjoys many hours doing the rebuild and reliving old days.• Sports Car Market — up and actually rather shabby. Lights and bulb horn in commercial vehicle-correct black. Radiator recently renewed. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $9,322. Offered without reserve, and sold for $1,300 below the estimated price. This RI-ID Model T offered good promotional vehicle potential for some Ford garage or specialist, and in any case would be simple enough to re-livery. #365-1945 FORD JEEP 4X4. S/N 183579. Khaki with U.S. Army markings/khaki. Odo: 24,826 miles. First U.K.-registered for road use in 1957. Substantially complete. #369-1923 FORD MODEL T truck. S/N 11298427. Eng. #11298427. Brown over black/ black. RHD. Old resto, presumably for Dawe Construction display purposes. Presentable enough from a distance, much-marked close

Page 71

CLASSIC AND COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION -- 7/R 7ittfen4S-11fatall Alton, Virginia JUNE 11, 2005 1963 Porsche Carrera 2 Gold Cup Historic Races June 10, 11, 12 1983 Ferrari 308 GTS1 QV Porsche 910 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS 1989 Ferrari Testarossa • 1973 Jaguar XKE V-12 Convertible • 1971 MGB Frame-Off Restoration • 1963 Cooper Formula 3 Racecar 1981 Porsche 934 Turbo 3.3 Racecar • 1995 Porsche 993 Cup Car• 1972 Datsun 240Z Racecar • Call for complete list' Now Accepting Quality Consignments WOODSIDE CREDIT Appron;•  1.o.,7ohl 1//k1( //I/ i/ ( i( U III IBI I IIIROI (,II tt(olAll ■I ( RI MI. (I I.! .'wI  I --51m) l()(.1,1 PRI - IPPROI I I) fIR 1111 I ) I I I II III! uction Company Since 1953 Randall Yow (336) 210-5508 RO. Box 1 • Rock Spring, Georgia 30739 1-800-601-2888 • E-mail: pottsauction@aol.com ww.pottsaucti(m.com JEFF POTTS

Page 72

Kruse International Chicago, IL INTERNATIONAL ITO Number of automotive lots:  Number of automotive lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sales total:  High sale:  Auctioneers:  Then on Friday evening the fire marshal declared that no cars would be allowed to be started on Saturday for any reason. Kruse actually found volunteers to push all of the cars across the block until he was told that was also prohibited. The best that could be done was to view the lot numbers on a video screen as they were sold. As you might imagine, seeing a Corvette or other muscle 74  This sale was held in conjunction with the Chevy Vettefest Nationals at Chicago's massive McCormick Place, one of the biggest convention centers in the world, and the same venue where the Chicago Auto Show takes place. McCormick has carried a reputation for being a difficult place to get things done; that proved true for this event, too. The weather was drizzly, slushy, and sloppy outside, so the cars that had been brought on open trailers were coated with Rust Belt road grime. Unlike many auction and show buildings, McCormick Place doesn't have any areas to wash or detail cars. Some people actually removed the drain traps from the washroom sinks to fill buckets—until the washrooms were locked up to prevent that. After that, bottled water was the hot commodity. There was a large Chevy/Corvette car show setting up at the same time, but somehow the mass frustration yielded resourcefulness and all the cars were cleaned up. utting on an inaugural version of any event can be a daunting task. Dean Kruse has been auctioning automobiles for decades, so there are few who know more about running a successful automobile auction than he does. However, even with all of that experience, when enough wrenches are thrown into his auction machine it can still break down—as it did on this occasion. p T21 Kruse International Greater Chicago Auction Chicago, IL March 12, 2005 Dean Kruse, Matthew Carrick, Matthew Kruse 65 20 31% $278,262 Lot 750, 1965 Chevrolet Corvette roadster, sold at $64,800 Premium: 8% (included in prices of sold lots) by Daniel Grunwald Market opinions in italics Considering the occasion, the lack of Corvettes was surprising—there were only 11 offered. The auction's top seller, a wellpresented 1965 non-fuelie Corvette, found an appropriate $64,800 sale price, while a 1972 Corvette convertible in very nice driver condition sold for a bargain $16,740. A couple of former show cars were sold reasonably as well, such as a Chevrolet 3500 Custom pickup with gullwing doors and hydraulic lift for a low $12,096, but those were the exceptions. Overall, there were some nice cars here, but most lots didn't make their reserves; "bidding" was still fairly active though few onsite hands were going up. Dean Kruse would like to have an established sale in the Chicago area, but I'm not so sure we will see it at McCormick Place next year. It wasn't for a lack of effort. The Kruse team worked hard to put a good face on what was a sour situation and tried to keep the spirits up, but this duck just didn't quack.—D. G. These logistical mishaps seemed to seal the fate of this sale. The sale had been touted months earlier as expecting more than twice the number of cars, but at 65 cars, the selection seemed rather thin, as was the attendance, especially for such a big venue. The crowds were mostly sparse and the bidding was likewise meager. The sale was an hour late in starting because it was said cars were still being checked in, but I surmise it was more to allow some bidders to arrive to fill the empty seats. car on a screen just doesn't create the kind of excitement as hearing the engine roar to life and pull up to the block. ENGLISH #799-1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD sedan. S/N SMH41. Silver. RHD. Odo: 52,857 miles. 298-ci 16, twin SU carbs, auto. New seats, carpet, and paint. Left front fender misfit, areas of non-matching paint. Right door gap wide. Chips around edge of trunklid. Numerous wrinldes on driver's seat a screen test to a new buyer of his car It didn't help sell the car, but it was entertaining. GERMAN #737-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 1 1 3044120 155 54. Silver/red. Odo: 39,062 miles. Auto. Shiny paint with some chips and sloppy masking evident. Door handle chrome weak; rear bumper discolored below gas filler. Engine clean but not detailed. Just enough interior patina to be pleasant. Matching hardtop. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $22,000. A 10-footer that looks like it has been driven and enjoyed while being cared for as well. Worth more than the bid. ITALIAN #798-1986 MASERATI BITURBO convertible. S/N ZAMFL1105GA330948. Black/ tan. Odo: 33,790 miles. 152-ci V6, 2-bbl, auto. Old paint with lots of flaws. Poor finish on wheels. Visible wear on driver's seat, loose dirt laying in the seats. Liner inside top is dirty and torn. Pioneer stereo. Said to be original miles. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $11,000. The Biturbo was a reasonable performer for '86 with a 0-60 time of 7.5 seconds. Of course, we all know they never rusted—primarily because they had all burned themselves to the ground fairly early on, and it's hard to get charcoal to oxidize. This was all the money for a carbureted automatic. The later Fl cars, with a 5-speed, are the ones to have if, for some deranged reason, you must have one. bottom. Oily undercarriage with new mufflers and pipes roughly welded to old pipes. Suspect some extra thick paint or filler in places. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $32,500. Car has a straight six, but my reference shows the V8 starting in 1959, so this may have been either a lateregistered '58 or a replacement engine. The very energetic owner on the block offered a free flight to Hollywood on his private jet and AMERICAN #767-1931 FORD HOT ROD roadster. S/N A4494592. Electric blue/tan. Odo: 1,892 miles. 350-ci V8, auto. '32 steel body on a '31 frame. Good paint. Open engine and nice chrome. Cond: I - Metallic blue with subtle ghost flames—nice, but ya gotta like blue! A good-looking rod with Sports Cur Market . NOT SOLD AT $50,000.

Page 73

/4th 741outuai (V1 cr ft cr rça&r May 1 9 , 2 0 , 21 & 2 2 , 2 0 0 5 1,00 0  Collector  Cars  Expected 1936 Auburn Boattail Speedster 1935 Auburn 851 Phaeton Fully Restored 1957 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible  Perfectly Restored  5Ftkii  - ftri Or Cmtil(ete  Consign Now! 100 muscle cars offered! 480 Acre Kruse Auction Park, Auburn, IN Car Corral • Swap Meet • Vendors 11E 800.968.4444 • WWW.KRUSE.COM KRUSE INTERNATIONAL 1930 LaSalle Phaeton Convertible All Weather Believed to be the prototype For Madam X Co-((ect4  Titio Grat 4ikc't4!

Page 74

Kruse International Chicago, IL steel-bodied rod with a modern overdrive automatic for more pleasant road driving. Bid was a little light but must have been very close. #774-1932 FORD HOT ROD 5-window coupe. SIN 496163536. Purple/gray. Odo: 800 miles. 350-ci V8, Fl, auto. Steel body with good paint, chrome, and gaps. Rumble seat. Passenger door latch shows surface rust; just enough miles on it to have any bugs 11 orked out. Bid seemed like plenty to move this one. #735-1932 FORD  5-window coupe. Blue/blue. Odo: 8,629 miles. Custom rod. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A few scratches on the rear chrome bumper. Slight oil residue visible paint chip on driver's door. Independent front suspension, a/c. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $47,000. Nice classic hot rod in sharp condition; but very purple. Owner wanted 67 large, according to the auctioneer Hot rod owners have to swallow a little price on every sale, though. Even if he finds the right buyer, $57k will probably be all the money. on the undercarriage. Good paint with ghost flames and heavily louvered full hood. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $34,000. A well-executed #797-1937 LASALLE SERIES 50 sedan. S/N 37L3109513. Purple/creme/tan. Odo: 8,595 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Good chrome and paint, except crack at the cowl by the driver's door and small paint bubble just under the windshield. Some light paint scratches. Carpet on rear shelf coming loose. Overhead console. Clean engine with only slight grime visible. Really neat custom exhaust exits through the rear fender behind the wheel. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $36,000. LaSalle was a companion make for Cadillac to fill a market gap between Cadillac and Buick in the '20s. There is a lot of interesting history there but none of it applies in this case. This car is a custom thru and thru, and an unusual one. A well-done car with a lot of effort in it. Hard to price as I suspect there is only one in existence. You decide for yourself—ask what you would have paid. #775-1947 CHEVROLET CUSTOM pickup truck. SN 6B4406779. Blue/white/ gray. Odo: 924 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Good two-tone color and quality paintwork, with only a few door-edge chips. Nice chrome. Smoothed steel bed and glass running boards and rear fenders. Blacked-out window and vent trims. Smooth firewall with Vintage Air and Auto Collectors Garage 9848 Southwest Freeway Houston, TX 713-541-2281 fax 713-541-2286 www.autocollectorsgarage.com sales@autocollectorsgarage.com • SALES • SERVICE • RESTORATION • APPRAISAL 76  -911.11L 1980 Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible: Body by HI Mulliner with steel & aluminum panels; fully optioned car; books & records; extremely well maintained car that was garaged. $52,500 1969 Shelby GT500 Coupe: "King Cobra" Drag Car; Marti Report; 1400 ORIGINAL miles; records & documentation; great history; incredible find. Serious Inquiry Only. 1968 Shelby 500KR Convertible: 4speed; TWO Shelby American Paxton Superchargers; TWO four barrels; ALL vintage 68 Shelby equipment with serial numbers; Marti Report; great history with reciepts; dyno report with car-560hp!! Original heads & carbs come with car. Serious Inquiry Only. Sports Car Market 1954 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible: power steering; power brakes; power windows; power top; complete frame up restoration in 2003 to a very high standard; drives excellent; records and pictures of restoration. $59,900.00

Page 75

Kruse International Chicago, IL on edges. Pits on interior door chrome pieces. Disc brakes, a/c. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $26,000. These models are not my favorites for street rods, but that's personal. A decent job done here, with some details that might still need attending to. Owner still liked his car more than the bidders did. electric radiator fan. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $20,000. Lots of work done on this custom pickup. Owner wanted $28k, which wouldn't have been far off the mark with enough interested bidders present. #763-1948 FORD SUPER DELUXE ROD coupe. SIN 899A2356059. Black/red. Odo: 2 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Pitting on grille and outside mirror chrome. Couple of paint chips and cracks. Gas lid misfit, not painted trims and dirty carpets. Console showing age. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,604. This is the most desirable of the '61 Olds models. It was not a great car but a definite restoration candidate. The Starfire was a convertible only and thereby fairly limited in production. Bought with enough leeway to make restoration possible. Perhaps the demise of the Olds nameplate will bring a little bounce to prices as well, at least fifty years or so from now. on console. Engine looks driven but clean, with new wires and good hood padding. Onboard battery charger. Undercoated but appears solid underneath. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $8,000. Older dead bugs on the front of the hood gives confidence that it drives, at least occasionally. Looks to be a pretty good original car for summer driving. Shouldn't take a lot more to find a new home. #741-1964 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N 4Y85Z143225. Creme/white. Odo: 25,919 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Varible gaps, edge chips on doors. Overspray visible. Heavy wiper scratches. Rear bumper chrome bubbling. Rust on Kelsey-Hayes automobilia auction presented by: l'art et l'automobile AUBURN Nen 7. L T. P. 1] 1/1 ending June 22nd, 2005 _Mose' Bendel/ Day, " #759-1961 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE convertible. S/N 616H01477. Gold/gold. Odo: 3,162 miles. 394-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint done in a hurry with lots of flaws. Brushed trim dull and side trims dented. Windshield wiper scratches and small chips. Dusty engine compartment. Triangular piece of wood stuck to undercarriage. Heavy pitting on interior chrome #729-1962 FORD THUNDERBIRD coupe. S/N 2Y83Z128316. Light yellow/ black. Odo: 32,904 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Some waviness in sides. Decent repaint except at doorjambs. Original chrome with light pitting throughout. Rear taillight rubber strips cracked. Interior quite good except split vinyl HARLEY DAVIDSON sinc¢  1903 111. subscribe information July 2005 SALES SERVICE 1010 13j phone: 631.329.8580 - USA - email: info a arteauto.com bid online view lots 77

Page 76

Kruse International Chicago, IL wire wheels. Interior chrome dull and pitted. Generally dirty inside with large door-panel cracks. Floor panels rusted through. Roadster cover for back-seat area. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $15,000. Why is it so hard to find a great one of these? They all seem to be driven into the ground. This one looks to be a quickie refresh that was done for the auction. Who can know why it didn't sell? I didn 't see any birds flying overhead, but that doesn't mean they weren't up there with bidder's paddles tucked under their wings. #742-1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 40887S104781. White/black. Odo: 37,817 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Said to be numbers-matching. New seats and carpets. Decent undercarriage with new exhaust. Underhood chrome pitted and dull. No valve cover decals. Windshield chipped. Nonworking driver's door handle. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $34,000. If there is an unloved yet iconic Stingray, the '64 is it. '63 had the first- year style and the split-window coupe. '65 and later had updated styling and bigger engines. The '64 just doesn't have any real features to make it stand out. This one looked to be a good car, and $341c was a good bid for it. Why didn't it sell? #726-1965 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS 442 coupe. SIN 338675M374840. Blue/black. Odo: 99,075 miles. 330-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Said to be original engine. Very new paint. Driver's outside door handle inoperable. Both side trims hanging low. Bolts missing on passenger seat, including mounting bolt. Interior chrome pitted. Cracked steering wheel. Power steering reservoir overflowing. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $14,700. Appears to be an amateur resto that still could use some finishing. Hard decision whether to sell or not sell as the bidding ended. Worth substantially more if it had a shorter list of woes. But as it sits, money was enough. #750-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194675SI15703. Goodwood Green/black. Odo: 55,798 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Said to be original drivetrain. Scratches on door handle chrome. Chrome underhood has extensive pitting, but engine well detailed with much looking new. dented with marginal rechrome, bumpers pitted. Headlight trim dull. Windshield scratched. Dash very dirty with some wires Windshield shows wiper scratches and chips, windshield trim has some dents and dullness. New seats and carpet. Hole in doorjamb trim at dash. Correct 6,500-rpm redline tach and power antenna. Teak wheel. Gold line tires. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $64,800. The 365-hp small block is Vintage Rallies 20435 NEW ENGLAND 1000 MAY 22-27, 2005 MOUNTAINS & SEACOAST OF MAINE! 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars FORZA MILLE SEPTEMBER 18-23, 2005 MOUNTAINS & SEACOAST OF MAINE! any exotic sports car of any year Vintage Rallies, Inc. visit www.vintagerallies.cor for updates 80 Jackson Hill Road, Sharon, CT 06069 800-645-6069 fax: 860-364-5899 78  MOUNTAIN MILLE OCTOBER 16-21, 2005 WEST VIRGINIA & THE GREENBRIER! 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars Sports Car Market

Page 77

Kruse International Chicago, IL the same engine as the fuelie, but easier to keep running well. A nice car with good options, and well restored. Strong price. #777-1967 CHEVROLET NOVA coupe. S/N 115377W147664. Pearl White/gray/black. Odo: 88,049 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Good two-tone paint with cowl-induction hood scoop and good gaps. New chrome. Headers off shifter, -I-speed plate on console missing. Visible surface rust on seat-mounting plates. Undercarriage looks new with foil-backed insulation added. Minor unfinished details on what appears to be a good restoration. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. Shark prices are showing definite strength, but this seems like a perfectly good offer to accept. and chronic shock towers. Rear glass heavily scratched. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $23,000. Good-looking mild custom of one of my favorite models. Watch the prices as these '66 and '67 Novas are nearing the Chevelle levels when they are done right. Also, you don't ever see more than one or two at any sale. I may be biased, but this car was was worth more. #760-1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194679S714738. Yellow/ black. Odo: 3,272 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Non-matching block. Nice paint. New seats and carpets. All outside chrome new. Chrome worn Craig Brady's Investment Motorcars Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Toll Free 888-886-2656 vvvvvvinvestmentmotorcars.net Always Buying, Selling, Trading & Consigning 1963 Sunbeam Tiger "Prototype", this is the Ken Miles 1st ever Prototype Tiger, 260 V-8 w/2 Spd. Automatic, #1 condition, fabulous documentation & provenance. Own a piece of history. $74,500. #719-1970 FORD MUSTANG coupe. S/N 0T02F150656. White/blue. Odo: 3,649 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Born with the 2-bbl. Door and hood gaps uneven. Thick paint. Some paint bubbles visible on the passenger door and trunklid. Bottom of interior metal door panels pitted and painted over rust. Water in rear package tray. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $11,000. Seems like a strong offer for the condition, but the faded sign lying on the seat read, "Buy for $16,500." Financing available, so 1 guess the owner wanted a little more. Might have to wait awhile for it. #736-1970 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194670S412486. Silver/ black. Odo: 99,355 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4sp. Some paint flaws, lots of silicone visible at top and base of windshield—looks like a leaker. Prep flaws in paint at headlights. Wiper door partially open. Light pitting on bumpers. Dents 111.4111- in windshield trims and scratching on glass. Tear in the top on right side. New exhaust. Replacement non-Corvette steering wheel. New seats and carpet. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $21,000. Much good here but vacuum system problems can be difficult, and a leaky birdcage around the windshield can be a sign of bigger things as well. $21k was a fair offer. #751-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 coupe. S/N 136370K161893. Red/ 1963 Chevy Corvette Split Window "Fuelie" Coupe, factory Tuxedo Black w/Saddle Tan Leather, 4 Spd; PW, knock-off's, $10k concours paint, gorgeous! Prices are only going up on these. $89,500. 1969 Olds Delta 88 Convertible, 28K mile survivor w/a Rocket 455 V-8, documented w/all paperwork from new, 100% original paint, interior & top. One of the finest cruisers for the money! $22,500. 1970 Shelby GT-500 Convertible, a real Candy Red GT-500 w/Marti Report, 62K miles, Automatic, AM 8 Track, PS, PB, Power top, in the Registry, restored & perfect, by far the best one available. $179,500. 1975 Porsche Carrera Targa, 1 of 174 Targas mode, 1 of 36 w/Gold on Black paint scheme, 5 Spd ; A/C, perfect records from new, 54K miles, featured in 'Porsches for the Road' book from 1980. 532,500. July 2005  1991 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, Ton leather/black suede inserts, 57K miles, last of the Spiders w/5 Spd; A/C, pw, pm, all books & tools, this is one of the best and most reliable Alfas imported. 517,500. 1993 Jaguar )U-220, Lemons Blue,Gray leather, "Fast Masters" winning car w/Bobby Unser driving, 2500 miles, very documented w/great provenance, the most beautiful car in the world. $179,500. 79

Page 78

Kruse International Chicago, IL black. Matching numbers. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Headers, a/c. Slightly uneven gaps at hood and right door. Paint chipped and retouched. Slight dents in windshield trim, poor chrome on outside door handles. New seats and carpet, but both door panels distressed at bottom. Scratches on rear glass. Rear panel carpeted, speakers added. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $25,500. Looks good with only small defects that don't appear serious. Not the big, bad LS6, or even the 375-hp version of the 396, but a capable runner in its day. Bid was not far from the current market price. #756-1970 BUICK SKYLARK GSX CLONE coupe. S/N 446370G102940. Saturn yellow/black. Odo: 91,277 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Headers. Front fender gaps wide. Hood color match off. Some trim scratched, plastic grille broken. Interior left door trim loose; armrest cracked. Age visible on console, with wires visible at the front. New weatherstripping. Solid underneath. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $33,000. Call this one a clone or a recreation, whichever you prefer In 1970 Buick built 491 yellow ones and 187 white ones, and they cost an extra $1,196. This one is not a real car but a good-looking one. Having said that, it is still basically a $33k Skylark. Same car went unsold at $34k at Kruse Ft. Lauderdale in January. Both offers seemed all the money to me. #718-1971 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1 coupe. S/N 1F02H142110. White/black. Odo: 5,027 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Born with the 2-bbl and 240 hp. Nice paint, but that's where the kudos end. Open holes in driver's door from a different mirror. All exterior brightwork is marginal. Gaps vary. Glass scratched, nicked, and very dirty. Both 14)11111111111.1r,"_ - ing. Fluid (not from radiator) puddled on floor under car. Lumpy welded floorpan repairs with some rust-through. Headers hang down ver-r-ry low. A nightmare in pony's clothing. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $9,180. Great-looking paint in the right colors, but the joy really does end there. All considering, even this is generous money 1 hope the new owner looked this one over before bidding on it, or many surprises will await. #733-1972 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CANAM CUSTOM coupe. S/N 1Z37K2S514091. Blue/tan. Odo: 39,473 miles. Built for show circuit and shown successfully with 81 1st-place wins. Off circuit for over 5 years now. 350-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. seats split, as well as armrests. Hole from former radio, wires hanging under dash. Filthy engine. Front parking bulbs and wires miss- CAROLINA TROPHY 2(X)5 www.carolinatrophy.com Telephone: +1 (704) 351 2087 Smoked glass top, Hooker chrome side pipes. All chrome- and gold-plated engine and chassis parts. Some dust in paint, color mismatch on wiper cover. Custom interior. Luggage rack. Delamination starting on windshield. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $45,360. Has to be a good buy, but what does one do with it when the styling becomes too dated to still win at anything but local shows? Too expensive and The only American vintage road rally in the grand European tradition. Five days of competition and camaraderie in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Enter early - space is limited. September 6-10, 2005 • Asheville, North Carolina ( 2005 CAROLINA TROPHY Preniler Financial Services Sports Car Market

Page 79

Kruse International Chicago, IL too modified to return to stock. Too many miles to be as new, but probably not driven enough to be a driver without some work first. I would have to call this the bargain of the sale, but you have to love it as it is. #781-1972 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 1Z67K2S504561. Candy Red/brown. Odo: 4,300 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A/c. Headers, painted Hooker side pipes, big-block-style high-rise hood. Slight paint cracks at headlight edge and some faint paint shows many chips and flaws. Engine very dirty, with surface rust throughout engine bay. Power windows in somewhat dirty interior. Original rubber bumpers. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $12,150. The various anniversary and other Special Edition Corvettes had a fair number put away as investments, There were two special editions in 1978 alone, both produced in prodigious numbers. A buyer can choose from any number of very clean, low-milers on today's market. This was a good but not great one and was sold accordingly. scratches visible. Tan soft and color-matched hard top. Most chrome good. Mild custom job on a chrome-bumper Corvette that looks to be a nice driver. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $16,740. A nicely presented 'Vette, bought at a very nice price. Seemed like a steal. #739-1978 CHEVROLET CORVETTE SILVER ANNIVERSARY coupe. S/N 1Z87L8S43856. Silver/gray/white. Odo: 42,862 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint #766-1993 CHEVROLET 3500 CUSTOM pickup truck. S/N 2GBFK19K9P1163940. Blue with animals/fuzzy animal print. Odo: 30,587 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Custom show truck with custom paint and interior with animal themes. Power semi-gullwing doors, power hood, hydraulic bed lift. Some rust on the chrome valve covers and some wear evident to the fuzzy leopard print and wood-trimmed interior. Undercarriage shows as-driven dirt and oil grime. No reserve. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $12,096. Another custom show Order the Morgan Roadster Now-very few to be built-first come,  first serve. This will be one of the, if not the rarest US model evert AUTHORIZED MORGAN MOTOR CAR DEALER NEW MORGAN ROADSTER ON VIEW II: GEIIEVA nolnan Authorized Morgan Motor Car Dealer '05 New Aero 8 PORI BIOE/COGNAt '03 +8 SILVER/BLACK RED (ROC '03 +8 ASTON MARTIN BRG/TAN '03 +8 BUGA1T1 BLUE '98 +8 LIGHT IVORY/TAN '80 4/4 Roadster BRG/81ACK '64 +4 TUNDRA GREEN '63 +4 4 SEATER RDSTR RED '63 4/4 SERIES v  RACER . BLACK/RED • WEST '62 +4 DK CONNAUGHT GREEN '61 +4 RED '57 +4 ROADSTER CHROME '53 +4 DK BLUE/GRAY "I'm joining up! " NEW MORGANWEST AERO SQUADRON GRILL BADGE, MADE BY Jim BAKER/M. RIMER. FINEST QUALITY, OVERSIZED. JOIN THE MORGANWEST AFRO SQUADRON TODAY! SEND 5125 PWS P*P ($5 FOR THE USA, $10 OVERSEAS) TO: 3003 PICO BLVD, SANTA MONICA, CA 90405 I WWW.MORGANWEST.NET (310) 998-3311 DENNIS GLAVIS, MANAGING DIRECTOR I DENNIS@MORGANWEST.NET July 2005 mgeMORGAllopr EA1111_110 al vehicle that cost much more to build than it will bring today. The styling and themes are definitely dated, but it will still attract crowds at the truck stop. 1 have to call it a bargain. #748-1941 WILLYS STREET ROD coupe. S/N W278233. Red/tan. Odo: 7,300 miles. 502-ci V8, Fl, auto. Glass body slightly wavy in places but not serious. Electric doors, digital dash, a/c. Disc brakes on Mustang front suspension. 5,300 actual miles, according to owner, due to digital speedo error. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $60,000. Nice street rod, seen before at Kruse 's January Arizona sale, where it Ailed to sell at $68k.• MONTEREY AN INTERNATIONAL EXPO Concours/Historic Race Week TUESDAY, August 16,2005 • noon to 6 pm WEDNESDAY, August 17,2005-10 am to 7 pm Only on ginal vintage posters, photographs, rallye plates, badges & pins, mascots & hood ornaments, signs, original art, desk & display pieces, scale models, literature & books, signed items, post cards, mosaics, stamps, unique scarves/ties/shirts. No reproductions will be sold. The largest show in America to see and buy outstanding memorabilia from the finest international dealers in a relaxed indoor setting ! www.AutomobiliaMonterey.com e-mail: singer356@aol.com The best selection of vintage auto posters anywhere: www.VintageAutoPosters.com 81

Page 80

Shannons Melbourne, Australia not-so-wonderful 1971 Jaguar E-type, sold at $41,475. Shannons Melbourne International Motor Show Auction Melbourne Exhibition Centre Melbourne, Australia March 14, 2005 Auctioneer:  Automotive lots:  Automotive lots sold:  cnlac mtp•  Sales total:  High sale:  Bill Wellwood 63 52 83% $1,662,239 Lot 43, 1930 Bentley 4 Liter Mulliner saloon, sold at S150,890 Premium: $790 flat fee (included in prices of sold lots) All prices in U.S. S (converted from A $1.00 = U.S. $0.79) by John Clucas Market opinion in italics or ten years now, Shannons has held annual auctions to coincide with Melbourne's Fl Grand Prix and international motor show. The auction formula is well established and, for motoring enthusiasts, "the long walk" past all the auction lots, on the approach to the motor show, is always something to look forward to, regardless of their buying ambitions. This year Sydney-based Bonhams & Goodman managed to squeeze their own Melbourne auction of collector cars (SCM, June 2005) in between the Grand Prix and the Shannons auction a week later. In the weeks leading up to the auction, the question was, could the two auction houses find enough quality stock and enough buyer interest for both auctions to be successful? In the end, the answer was a resounding "yes". Over the past three Shannons March auctions in Melbourne, the sales rates of automotive lots have climbed progressively from 49% to this year's impressive 83%. While the number of lots offered this year was about the same as in 2004, the average value of the lots was considerably higher, suggesting that some hoarders are finally letting go of their treasures. F This suggestion was confirmed by the appearance of 11 cars of the 63 whose vendors had owned them for 24 years or more. The pick of this bunch was a 1934 Packard Super Eight coupe that had been in one family's ownership since new and had just benefited from a near-perfect restoration. At $120,870, it didn't look cheap, until you looked more carefully at the fine finish to the detail. Other one-owner cars included a wonderful 1980 Maserati Kyalami, sold at $44,240, and a 82 At the center of their display, Shannons featured a pair of nicely restored, turquoiseand-cream-colored, mid-'50s Chevrolet Bel Airs—a fine convertible and a radically customised coupe. Both were right-hand drive, and each sold at around $70,000. Of all the cars on offer, a rather grand 1930 Mulliner-bodied 4 Liter Bentley found the day's top sale amount. As one of only around 50 Bentley 4 Liters built, it was well bought for just $150,890. #57-1934 MG PA roadster. S/N PA1026. Eng. #22217AP. Two-tone green/green leather. RI 1D. Odo: 30 miles. Fair panels except for the poorly fitting driver's door. Fine paint with minor dust inclusions and pitting. Chrome tank straps crazed. New seats and carpet. Beautiful instrument detail. Lovely engine bay, - In Australia we're well accustomed to cars crossing the auction lot that have been restored without compromise, with obsessive attention to originality and with no regard for cost. Call it madness or call it an owner's heartfelt obligation to the vehicle, the end result is always the same: the next owner reaps the benefits. Case in point at Shannons was a 1968 Series 1-1/2 Jaguar E-type. Restored by some of the best tradesmen in their respective fields in the country, little over half the reported restoration bill of $160,000 was recouped in its $86,110 sale price. Other cars approaching the same fine restoration standard and in similar situations included a 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL, sold at $68,730, and a 1970 Ford Falcon GT, at $40,290. The quality of the stock at Shannons and at the week-earlier Bonhams & Goodman auction indicates that many of the garaged classics in Australia are finally starting to change hands. If this trend continues, expect to see some remarkable vehicles appear, seemingly from nowhere, over the next twelve months.—J. C. ENGLISH #43-1930 BENTLEY 4 LITER sedan. S/N VA4078. Eng. #4082. Burgundy and black/ brown leather. RHD. 4-sp. Fine panels and paint only showing polishing marks. Grille and knock-offs needed replating. Seats and door with some extra wiring fitted as afterthought. Tonneau cover included. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $27,650. The archetypal pre-war MG, powered by a sweet, OHC 14 engine wearing twin SUs. A very good example in a well-suited color scheme. Bidding might have gone a little higher if the pre-auction estimate had been less conservative. Lucky buyer #71-1954 MG-TD roadster. S/N TD2 6894. Eng. #27407. Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 10,393 miles. Fine panelwork and very good paint. Front bumper repaired and looking thin. New seats, carpets, and dash. Windshield and aero screens fitted. No attention to detail around the engine, with extra wires running everywhere. Overrider attached with plastic cable ties. Wheel paint chipped from careless tire installation. Oil leaks. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $20,540. Roomier and more functional than the better-known TC. Still looking good ten years after restoration, and good for a few years of solid work. Bought at the right price. #72-1954  MG-TF roadster. S/N HDC265004. Eng. #34941. Red/beige leather. trims showed marks and scuffs since older retrim. New carpet. All six tires getting low on rubber. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $150,890. One of just 50 4-liter Bentleys built, and many of those 50 are now wearing racier bodies. Sold for well below the low estimate and deserving of substantially more. Sports Car Market

Page 81


Page 82

Shannons Melbourne, Australia RHD. Odo: 39,628 miles. Older repaint and retrim still very good. Engine bay still very good. Running board lines crooked; chassis rails sprayed in a cursory way for the sale. Discolored exhaust manifold. Generally well cared-for since total restoration a few years and miles ago. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $22,120. The TF is mechanically similar to the TD forerunner, but with lower and arguably better styling. Nicer than the Lot #71 TD and well worth the extra $1,580 it earned. #80-1954  MG-TF  roadster.  S/N HDC265540. Eng. #35528. Red/Fawn leather. RHD. Odo: 65 miles. Excellent and comprehensive restoration in 2002. Running board lines imperfect. Very good paint, but some orange peel. Buff marks in chrome bumpers front and rear. New seats, carpets, and door trims. Poor finish under dash. Well restored engine with care taken in originality. Immaculate undercarriage. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $28,440. The last of the square-rigger MGs, with enough performance and handling for a bit offun. Well worth the high bid today. Comparing this one with the Lot #72 TF shows the premium available by selling soon after a fresh restoration, rather than later #4-1964 JAGUAR MARK X sedan. S/N 306732DN. Eng. #ZB2211-8. Dark blue/red leather. RHD. Odo: 90,099 miles. 4-sp. Excellent panelwork painted on the purple side of dark blue, with orange peel included. Very manual with overdrive. Give me this one ahead of a Silver Shadow Rolls any day. #3-1966 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW sedan. S/N SRH1908. Eng. #1908. Gold/black leather. RHD. Odo: 6,399 miles. Good panels, but poor repair to right rear fender area. Nice repaint with minor chips on trunklid, chips and bugs on front. Veneer at door caps is good chrome. Nice new seats with not-quitematching door trim. Refurbished walnut trim inside. New but non-original headlining. Very clean engine bay. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $13,430. With triple carbs and sure handling, the Mark X was dearly loved by everybody who ever owned one, despite its obesity. This car deserved its generous bid because of its desirable dry and dull. Unknown seats beneath inspection-proof seat covers. Side windows badly scratched. Inner wheel guards crumbling. Presentable condition, but very heavily used. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,220. Built to the usual R-R formula, blending performance with luxury, but hardly stylish by any standard. Much car for the money when compared with a new car today, but expensive maintenance looms ahead. Well bought if the buyer was happy to .forgo any fun or excitement. • 4111106. 1963 Porsche Carrera 2. Original condition never restored. Silver/black, Excellent condition. $145,000 1971 XKE 4.2 Coupe. Regal Red/Tan. Restored. $24,500 1245 Pinetree Road Alton,VA 24520 Phone 336.210.5508 www.virgallery.com ) CLASSIC AND COLLECTOlt CAD AUCTION Alton, Ihrginia JUNI. I I 20(15 Technic 904 3.0911 Engine w/carbs and 915 Transmission. Silver/Blue. $92,000 4Qqvi 1. z.  r, *met EVENT CALENDAR IIIR limemoittgqwerRoopr Visit www.virclub.com for a complete event 4,4 calendar and information 914/6 Orangefran&Black. Arizonia Car. New Rebuild. Excellent Condition. $23,500 84  993 Porsche Cup Car. Fresh Engine and Paint. $50,000 1972 Datsun Race Car. 5 Speed Trans, Disc Brakes. Group 10 Eligible. 2.12 Full Course VIR lap time. $17,500 ITALIAN FESTIVAL CAR SHOW June 9 COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION June 11 GOLD CUP HISTORIC RACE June 10-12 Sports [or Market

Page 83

Shannons Melbourne, Australia #9-1966 SUNBEAM TIGER roadster. S/N B382001470LRXFE. Eng. #B382001470LRXFE. Light blue/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 11,860 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-sp. Originally a 260-ci V8. Poorly fitting driver's door. Very good paint. Good chrome but rear bumper bent. Great wheels. Cracked wind- shield. Sill plates knocked around. Functional but unattractive rollbar. Hard top included. Chrome rocker covers, but tired elsewhere under the bonnet. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $35,945. A fine performer, especially with the improved engine. A high pre-auction estimate on this car, together with reports of its recent motorsport success, led this buyer well beyond a fair price. #70-1966 ROLLS-ROYCE MPW coupe. S/N CRH3486. Eng. #3486. Cardinal Red/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 75,881 miles. Auto. Very straight panels and excellent paint. Few minor bubbles along bodywork lines. Minor polishing Detailed Restoration of British & Select European Automobiles and Race Cars Member scratches on very straight bumpers and grille. Original, well protected seats and carpets. Beautiful original walnut dash. Refurbished walnut door cappings. Less beautiful undercarriage. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $30,810. The Mulliner Park Ward coupe was stylish, luxurious, powerful, and handbuilt; in later years rebadged as the Corniche. Yet another example of a well-loved, relatively low-mileage 1960s Rolls. The market is flooded with similar examples at present, so now is the time to buy, i f you can manage the upcoming maintenance bills. Well bought, in this condition. #42-1968 JAGUAR XICE S1/2 roadster. S/N 1E17890. Eng. #7E16418-9. Blue metallic/ red. RHD. Odo: 1,060 miles. 4.2-liter V8, 4-sp. Excellent panels, considering the usual E-type hood-fit problems. Excellent paint with only minor scratches from cleaning. Paint is scuffed slightly from rubbing the soft top. New and www.reoriginals.corn very straight chromework. New seats, carpets, and trim only needing a cleaning. Great new wire wheels. Difficult to fault this example, despite its unforgiving but stunning paint color. Not a cent to spend. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $86,110. Beautiful, very fast, and among the most desirable of all the E-type models. Many years have passed since an E-type fetched these dollars in Australia. This buyer clearly wanted one of the best in the world, paid the premium, and still got it for half its restoration cost. #75-1971 JAGUAR XICE SD coupe. S/N 1R20860. Eng. #7R12473-8. Primrose/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 61,414 miles. Poor fit to driver's door. Copious overspray, thick paint covering a multitude of faults. Rear bumper poorly repaired. Driver's seat stitching split, holey carpet. Scuffed interior. Door seals expired. Stone chips rusting on wheels. Reputed to have had just one owner from new. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $41,475. Exceptional phone: 713-849-2400 C3goeeu ation Headq ege)reguo OEM Spark Plug Wires for all Ferrari Maserati Alfa Romeo Ferrari 365 GTBI4 Daytona Ferrari Daytona Wiring Harness Complete wiring harness available for American & European versions, both with or without pop-up headlights. Fuse boxes and relays also available. Alfa GTV 6 urrey'Motors • • rt www.surreymotorsports.com 1990 S. 11th-St Ste. 10 Niles, Michigan 49120 800-472-4440 July 2005 85 ilMaserati 6 Cylinder with chrome tube

Page 84

Shannons Melbourne, Australia #12-1999 TVR CHIMAERA S/N PRWBAO4RXXM001003.Eng.#37A50P7107. Burgundy/beige/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 13,045 kilometers. As new, with excellent panels and paint. Interior consistent with crème and tan leather. RHD. Odo: 77,199 miles. Good panelwork and very good paint, apart from a big color mismatch at the A-pillar. Excellent chrome, but grille sits quite crookedly. Beautiful new interior. Left side window badly scratched. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $17,775. Independent suspension all around, and not unattractive to look at, but 1,500 cc is hardly enough to get excited about. A very presentable example once the paint mismatch is corrected. Rightly sold at near top money. performance, great looks, and much more pratical than the roadster, although purists prefer the Series 1 version. Much work required to resurrect this one, so the hammer price was overly generous. #2-1976  MGB  roadster.  GHN5UH443276G. Eng. #003550. Red/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 25,502 miles. Poor trunk fit, front right wing badly repaired. Paint erupting in many places, especially on the hood. Guts hanging out of left seat. Surface rust on wire S/N negligible odometer reading, although a good cleaning would help. Untidy finish to trim where the soft top meets the B-pillar. Tidy engine bay. Original Australian delivery. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $59,250. With 340 hp and just 1,075 kg (2,365 lb) to pull around, the Chimaera almost bordered on supercar status. Hardly inspiring aesthetically, though. Right on the money FRENCH #20-1922 CITROEN 5CV roadster. S/N 67264. Eng. #VA71327. Burgundy and black/black vinyl. RHD. File marks in rear bodywork. Older repaint desperately needing a polish. Stains from fuel spills. Dull nickel all over. Good interior would benefit from cleaning. Grubby but serviceable engine bay. Very wheels. Looks okay from a distance only. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $8,690. Better handling than its many 'B' predecessors and fitted with overdrive from new, but spoilt in looks by those hated rubber bumpers. There are plenty of better Bs around for the same dollars. The sunny weather must have influenced this buyer. #79-1981 BENTLEY MULSANNE sedan. S/N SCBZS0006CCH05749. Eng. #05749. Creme/dark brown. RHD. Odo: 100,699 miles. Variable door gaps on both sides. Paint runs and bad orange peel on right side, color mismatch on left front. Rear bumper paint badly interior in correct materials. Unattractive modern speakers in the front. Excess gasket cement all around engine. Reported to have been restored in the 1980s. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $19,750. A Porsche badge and enough power to be some fun. However not the most desirable model 356. This one is let down badly by the condition of its paintwork. Maybe worth just a little more than the high bid. old tires. Undercarriage showing oil leaks and cobwebs. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $7,505. A cute but basic little 1920s runabout. One of those cars that's great for a nearby picnic where it doesn1 really matter if the kids puke in it or if a ball hits it. Sold without reserve, and about right. GERMAN #83-1959 BORGWARD ISABELLA TS coupe. S/N 369910. Eng. #1350353. Creme/ scuffed. New seats and good original door trims, grubby sun visors. Horrid undercarriage. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $22,910. Luxury, lots of power and self-levelling independent suspension. One ofjust 482 built. Rough presentation next to the standards usually seen on similar models. Lots of car for the money, which was about right for the condition. 86  trim. Horrid screws fixing taillight. Hard top included. Beautifully restored and few miles since. Difficult to fault. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $68,730. Built to replicate the looks of the fast and fantastic Mercedes 300SLs of the '50s, but without the performance. Much money for what is really just an open-topped, fourcylinder car from the late '50s that falls short of being a true sports car Even so, the purchase was certainly cheaper than buying a wreck and restoring it to this remarkable standard. Sports Car Market #14-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 1210422000113. Eng. #12192120019 228. Light blue/dark blue leather. RHD. Odo: 26,606 miles. Excellent panelwork. Excellent paint only suffering from very minor polishing scratches and minor crazing on right rear guard. Perfect chromework. Minor scuffs to driver's door #34-1960 PORSCHE 356B coupe. S/N 109441. Eng. #P61056. Red metallic/black leather. RHD. Odo: 46,699 miles. Older repaint showing shrinkage and many stone chips. Rear hood fouling on bodywork, suggesting tired or broken hinges. Fine chromework. All-new

Page 85

www.ColinsClassicAuto.com COlirlIS Classic Automobiles is one of the nation's premier sources for investment grade collector cars. The cars that I offer represent the very best of their kind; the best condition, the best documentation, the best history. Like many of you, I grew tired of looking at mediocre cars of questionable condition and provenance. I decided to do something about it. My company proves that there is a difference! Bottom line: I don't offer a car that I wouldn't own myself. In fact, every car I offer is indeed a car that I own. No consignments, no games, no brokering. If you inquire about a car I have for sale, you are talking to the owner. The way it should be. I welcome you to visit my new interactive web site at www.colinsclassicauto.com . Here you can browse my current and incoming inventory of select, investment quality vehicles. Each vehicle is comprehensively profiled with a nosurprises, detailed description and features a complete high resolution photo gallery - often more than 20 photos per car. It is the next best thing to seeing them in person! If you don't see just what you are looking for, sign up for "Colin's Car Finder". Simply complete the on-line form and you are in my database. Specify up to three vehicles that are on your wish list. Give me all the details - the more the better. There is no risk, cost, or obligation. If I find "your car", you will be the first to know. You can also use "Colin's Car Finder" to sign up for my Insider's Notification List. Members are the first to know about new listings, news, and events. I look forward to helping you find the premium quality collector car you deserve. Please visit my web site or give me a call at 414.964.3747. I know you will be impressed! Sincerely, (414) 964.3747 • Milwaukee, Wisconsin UfA www.ColinsClassicAuto.com

Page 86

Shannons Melbourne, Australia #35-1963 PORSCHE 356SC coupe. S/N 215540. Eng. #215540. Silver/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 80,454 miles. Poor fit to rear hood. Excellent older repaint, only showing minor chips. Paint reaction on front bumper. Newish Eng. #10098022001502. White/dark blue leather. RHD. Odo: 58,349 miles. Auto. Very straight panels, minor imperfections beneath new paint, chips repaired at front and on driver's door edge. Rear bumper repaired, remainder of chrome excellent. Seats, carpets and door trim in fine original condition. Sunroof included. Engine equally presentable. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $40,290. Luxury and fine Teutonic performance, with 369 lb-ft of torque to adequately haul around 5,545 lb. A very fine example and well bought, but by whom? A chauffeur now looking for business, or a businessman now looking for a chauffeur? seats, carpets, and trim, fixed by a whole variety of screw types. Exposed steel floor brushed over with matte black. Engine clean, but hardly concours. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $36,340. Disc brakes all around, and generally much more refined than the earlier model 356s. The quality of the paint and the well-suited color inspired the bidding to a little above expectations. Sold right on the high estimate. #33-1965 VOLKSWAGEN KOMBI van. S/ N 235150074 K4813. Eng. #V993290P. Crème and burgundy/gray vinyl. RHD. Odo: 97,691 miles. Fresh paint, but poorly finished and poorly masked. Bumpers painted front and rear. New front seats; remainder of interior original, well- #5-1974 BMW 3.0 CS coupe. S/N 4330192. Eng. #4330192. Light metallic blue/dark blue leather. RHD. Odo: 51,999 kilometers. Auto. Good panels showed minor rust bubbles and chips in the paintwork. Front bumper previously repaired. Split in driver's seat. Fine owner just keeps up with regular maintenance. Absolutely stolen at this unreserved price. #1-1976 BMW 633CSi coupe. S/N 4380091. Eng. #4380091. Red/beige vinyl. RHD. Odor 100,756 kilometers. Good panel fit with nice but not new paint. Minor paint discoloration on hood. Beautiful straight chromework. Smartish seats, torn piping on driver's seat, carpets tiring. Original, unrestored engine bay required only a detailed clean-up. Looked to have been well cared-for all its life. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $8,690. A smart performer in its day, with plenty of luxury thrown in. Sold unreserved and above the $7,110 low estimate. Right price. #68-1979 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SEL carpet. Windshield delaminating. Driver's window seal crumbling. Engine bay clean but unrestored, with some extra wires. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,220. The 3.0 looks leaner and better than its bigger-engined descendents and is generally more desirable. Fine as a club car, but don't bring it to concours. Sale price was plenty considering it was an automatic. #31-1975 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE sedan. S/N 11602422045324. worn, and grubby. New windshield gasket. Fitted with period sink, table, and seats. A real time-warp machine. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,615. A cult car in any form, and especially so like this. Great fun if the other five members of the cult want to go camping with you. At this price it would have been cheaper to buy an empty one and fit it out. #39-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 GROSSER limousine. S/N 10001222001431. #11098322032706. Pale blue/cream leather. RHD. Odor 310,646 kilometers. Auto. Fine panels. Lesser condition paint with repairs to chips on door edges and fuel filler. Rust bubbles below rear wheel arches. Excellent but original chrome. Very nice interior needed a Eng. seat, otherwise very clean interior. Immaculate trunk lining. Alloy wheels looked their age. Sunroof included. One owner from new. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $22,120. Heaps of power and luxury in one super-reliable German package. Wonderfully prepared for sale or wonderfully maintained since new? Probably the latter Pricey if it had been an average 450SEL, but this example wasn't average and it deserved every cent. #85-1980 PORSCHE 911SC targa coupe. S/N 9 IA0130143. Eng. #6300124. Black/ sedan. S/N 11603622005628. Eng. #10098522005754. White/Camel velour. RI-ID. Odor 83,429 kilometers. Wonderfully straight panels and great paintwork. Beautiful original door panels and mats, new seats. Stains on back cleaning only, though dash mat covers unknown blemishes. Original cruise control and a/c. Full service history. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $2,765. A comfortable long-distance cruiser; and indestructible too. Just one Melbourne owner from new and clearly well cared-for all that time. May be good for another 30 years if the new 88  Sports Car Market

Page 87

Shannons Melbourne, Australia maroon leather. RHD. Odo: 74,389 kilometers. 5-sp. Pane!work okay, but very rough paint job with crazing and orange peel. Seats and carpets in fine original condition, although very drab. Interior side panel loose. Rough seal on old but okay targa roof. Engine bay quite presentable. In need of some TLC. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $17,380. Fast, reliable fun, and a practical compromise between a full convertible and a coupe. Rightly went for less than its $18,170 low estimate. #37-1990 BMW M3 EVO 2 convertible. S/NWFUBB01010EB85028. Eng. #0ZB85328. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 81,062 kilometers. 200-hp. Power convertible top. Uneven bonnet fit. Fine paint, but it needed a good fun. Dcult to value—the vendor probably thought likewise and accepted this bid. ITALIAN #7-1970 ALFA ROMEO 1750 VELOCE Spider. S/N AR1470405. Eng. #K01608S19913. Creme/black vinyl. Odo: 40,356 miles. Poor panel fit with older repaint needing a good polish. Stone chips touched up. Chromework Hood fit poor, but variable quality with some cracks, reactions, and orange peel. Stunning color. Driver's window scratched. Saggy headliner, trim panels scruffy, driver's armrest missing. Wires dangling from dash. Original bur drab Campagnolo wheels. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $33,970. An Italian classic mid-engined supercar, thankfully powered by a Ford V8. This example was in need of work before it could be really enjoyed, but sold at a fair price considering its fair condition. polish. Seats still very good for the mileage. Sill-protection plates scratched. 16-inch alloys wearing 225/45Z16 tires. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $32,390. Much rarer than the equivalent coupe. Hardly inspirational aesthetically, but no doubt straight but showing age. Excellent refurbished interior. Newish top. Needs new tires. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $18,170. Fair performance in an attractive Italian package; especially attractive with this early tail treatment. Only a fair example in this instance, but the early ones are hard to find. Bought about right, at least for Australia. coupe. S/N THPNML04508. Eng. #3A28609. Orange/black velour. RHD. Odo: 63,817 miles. #38-1972 DE TOMASO PANTEFtA #40-1980 MASERATI KYALAMI coupe. S/N AM129490053. Eng. #AM10723490053. Silver/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 12,675 kilometers. Excellent panelwork with fine original paint. Ripply rear bumper. Excellent original interior, looking a little grubby in beige. Excellent Campagnolo wheels. Books and spare windshield included. One fastidious owner from new. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $44,240. A classic and luxurious Italian, though the Frua bodywork is now looking dated rather You don't have to decide whether it's an intriguing work of art, a beautifully crafted lamp, or a memorable way to show your passion for the automobile...because it's all three. Each custom lamp starts with a real crankshaft, that's carefully drilled and hand IN dished tinhours. Then the crank is joined with jewel-like, nickel-plated brass hardware and a base carved from exotic wood or handsome granite. Whether we use your crank or one of ours, every detail makes it the most satisfying lamp you'll ever turn on. Every creation is one of a kind, so visit our  site to see samples of the beautiltillinishes and LEVY "Po, whe 911,#001" July 2005 .campbeillevy esigns.com 303-762-79 36 89

Page 88

Shannons Melbourne, Australia than classic. Bought at a lot more than many expected. Proves yet again that cars with documented low mileage fetch well above the market price for the condition. AMERICAN #22-1924 REO T6 sports roadster. Eng. #T64191A. Burgundy and black/green leather. RHD. Odo: 7,579 miles. Ripples in front guards. Paint chips repaired; cleaning scratches. Paint brushed onto chassis dumb irons. Brightwork needs polish and more. Fine seat and door trims, but the green doesn't suit. Fuel leak in otherwise clean engine bay. An older resto, needing rehab sometime soon again. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,355. Well built with attractive styling, and also a good performer in its day Reported to be one of about 13,000 REOs of various body styles built in 1924. Bought for the right figure, and should appreciate a little after minimal spending on a few details. #84-1928 FORD MODEL A TUDOR sedan. Eng. #B5381286. Burgundy with black fenders/blue cloth. RHD. Odo: 1,085 miles. Older repaint now tiring, older rechrome now dulling. New seats, carpets, and headlining. Wheel paint chips rusting. Engine bay in keeping with the exterior. Oil leaks beneath. Reported to have undergone restoration eight years ago. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,355. A big improvement mechanically on the Model T that immediately preceded it, and good for the whole family in this body. A good, fun family runabout for shortish runs. Should only require nominal maintenance from now on, so well bought-even if it was well above the high estimate. #30-1934 PACKAFtD SUPER EIGHT coupe. S/N 75842. Eng. #752906. Green metallic/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 58,516 miles. Excellent panelwork with superior paintwork. Great chromework, except where the electroplater buffed the engraving off the lights. Nice, correct wheel discs over painted wires. Faultless, brand-new interior with glistening AUTOSPORT DESIGNS INC ASTON MARTIN DB5 COUPE, 1964 Sierra Blue with Grey leather interior, 5-speed ZF manual transmission, original LHD. This DB5 Coupe was subject to much work in 2001, Full service-maintenance, Bare metal repaint, Chassis-suspension serviced, Harvey-Bailey handling package & stainless steel exhaust system. Approximately 3,000 miles since, it runs and drives superbly. This 0B5 also comes complete with factory original tools and jack. $195,000.00 FERRARI 250 GT PF CABRIOLET SERIES II, 1960 Grigio Scuro with Natural leather interior, 4-speed with overdrive. Restored in the late 1990's, recent expenditure of $50,000 in service/maintenance prior to this 250's being shown at this years Cavallino Classic in Palm Beach. Exception both mechanically & cosmetically. $295,000.00 Aston Martin D89 Coupe, 2005, Grey/Grey, 500 miles, Ft  Aston Martin Vanquish 2+2,2003, Nero Black, 5k miles, Fl  Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Coupe, 2002, Silver/Black, 16k miles, 6-spd  Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante, 2002, Silver/Claret, ilk miles, 6-spd  Please Call Tom Papadopoulos or Scott Rumbold for more information at: +631-425-1555, fax: +631-425-6185 FOR OUR UP-TO-DATE INVENTORY & INFORMATION ABOUT OUR FACILITY & SERVICES VISIT US AT: www.autosportdesigns.com ASTON MARTIN DB6 VANTAGE COUPE, 1966 Fiesta Red with Tan leather interior, Tan carpeting, Restored 1999 by marque specialists, 5-speed manual ZF transmission, RHO. This is a rare factory original Vantage specification DB6, engine rebuilt-upgraded to 4.2 liter & unleaded cylinder head by RSW. Harvey Bailey handling kit and Konis shock absorbers, FSH. Superb throughout. $149,000.00 FERRARI 550 BARCHETTA, 2001 Rosso Coma/Tan leather interior, 1,500 miles from new, Scuderia shields, Red brake calipers, Red stitching & CD changer. One st eely 448 total manufac- tured. This Barchetta is complete as delivered from the factory with all books, tools and convertible top, it is immaculate and in as new condition throughout without the slightest stone chip. $245,000.00 $170,500.00 $205,000.00 $95,000.00 $106,000.00 Aston Martin, 2001, 0B7 Vantage Coupe, Dement Green/Fawn, lk miles, Auto. $97,000.00 Aston Martin DB7 Volante, 1998, Mendip Blue/Magnolia, 24k, Auto  Aston Martin 0B7 Volante, 1997, Mendip Blue/Tan, 25k miles, 5-spd  Aston Martin Virage Cpe, 1991, Cornish Silver/Tan, 17k miles, 5Aston Martin Lagonda, 1989, Cannock Black/Magnolia, 17k miles, Auto  Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe, 1984, Red/Tan, 5-speed  spd  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1983, Telford Grey/Magnolia, 52k miles, Auto  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1982, Black/Black, 48k miles, 5-spd  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1980, Blue/Natural, 35k miles, Auto  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1979, Silver/Green, 28k miles, Auto  90  $65,500.00 $67,500.00 $75,000.00 $79,000.00 $97,000.00 $59,000.00 $85,000.00 $59,000.00 $69,000.00 MASERATI 3500 GTI TOURING COUPE, 1964 Red with White leather interior, fully restored from an original 39,000 miles example, 5-speed manual ZF transmission and Borrani wire wheels. This is a no expense spared full restoration to show quality of what must be considered one of the best Maserati 3500 GT's available in the world. $95,000.00 PORSCHE 356 SPEEDSTER, 1958 Silver with Black, this Speedster has been completely restored and updated to Speedster GT cosmetic specifications at a cost of $125,000.00 over the past four years by a well-known Porsche specialist. Absolutely stunning in all respects, this Speedster is ready for show or road use. $129,000.00 Aston Martin V8 Coupe, 1977, BRG/Tan, 44k miles, Auto  Aston Martin, 1975 V8 Vantage Coupe, White/Black, Restored, 5-spd  Aston Martin, 1964 DB5 Coupe, Navy Blue/Tan, 5-spd, RHD  Aston Martin, 1960, DB4GT, Silver, restored, LFID, Exceptional  Aston Martin, 1959 0B4 GT, Bristol Red/Parchment, 5-spd, Restored, LHD  Ferrari 360 Modena Coupe, 2001, Silver/Black, 11k miles, Fl  Ferrari 348 TB, 1989, Fly Yellow, 22k miles, 5 speed  Ferrari 330 GTC, 1968, Fly Yellow/Black, Restored-Concour condition  Jaguar Mk 2 3.8, 1962, Old English White/Red  completely restored mechanicals Jaguar XK140 MC, 1957, Indigo Blue/Grey/Blue top, Restored, 4-speed  Pontiac GTO Convertible, 1967, Regimental Red/Red/White top, The Best!  Porsche 911 RS Touring, 1973, Yellow/Black, Restored  Porsche 356 Speedster, 1958, Silver/Black, Restored, GT options  - - - - $52,500.00 $74,000.00 $159,000.00 SP.O.A. $P.O.A. $145,000.00 $58,500.00 $P.O.A. $38,000.00 $84,500.00 $95,000.00 $198,000.00 $125,000.00 203 WEST HILLS ROAD, HUNTINGTON STATION, NY 11746 USA, PHONE: +631 425 1555 FAX: +631 425 6185 Sports Car Market

Page 89

Shannons Melbourne, Australia Art Deco instruments. Equally flawless engine and undercarriage. Cond: 1+. SOLD AT $120,870. A wonderful car, mechanically and aesthetically. One-family ownership since delivery to Australia when new. Freshly restored. This coupe was always going to exceed the $79k low estimate, but 50% more was unexpected. A car to keep, enjoy, and treat reverently. #29-1956 CHEVROLET BEL AIR convertible. S/N VC560021241. Eng. #014354556FB. Turquoise and cream/ turquoise and cream. RHD. Odo: 7,514 miles. 265-ci V8, auto. Poor fit on left door. Beautiful paint without the commonly seen orange-peel to the restoration team. A body-off restoration, but undercarriage not up to the standards above. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $71,890. A classic '50s V8 with power-operated everything. A head-turner with the top up or down. Bought right on the money. #11-1966 FORD MUSTANG convertible. S/N 6R08A 238617. Eng. #V021565P. Red/ white vinyl. RHD. Odo: 56,756 miles. 289-ci V8, auto. Great panelwork with perfect paint. Perfectly straight chromework. As-new interior that only needed a good cleaning. Obtrusive able GT. Another case of the buyer benefitting from the vendor 's overspending on the restoration. Well bought at the market price. #25-1968 HOLDEN HK GTS MONARO coupe. S/N HK48738M. Eng. #30745788K1005. Silver/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 43,126 miles. 307-ci V8, 2-sp auto. effect. Ripply rear bumper, fewer ripples at front. Beautiful interior with care taken in the finer details. Converted from LHD, with credit modern speakers in the rear. Engine bay was brand new just a few years ago. Tie wires used on radiator hose clamps suggested earlier problems not yet sorted. Tidy undercarriage, but not to concours condition. New exhaust. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $44,240. The last year of the classic pony car shape, and this example was a desir- Variable panel fit. Older repaint without removing the windows. Overspray on door seals. Ripples in rear bumper, fine front bumper. Original but saggy seats, tired door trim, new headliner. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $27,650. The first of Holden 's muscle-car Monaro models, and an instant success on the race track. Bought for the going rate—judging from the prior week's auction sale of a manual sixcylinder version for just $466 less.• You can't trust them with just anyone. Prized Possessions. You can't take the Chequered Flag if your car doesn't make the event. 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.horselesscarriage.com , COSCIEL INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION The ONLY experienced shipper of sports, racing, and classic cars to road, track and Concours events world wide. We take care of everything.. you just FLY AND DRIVE! Wel IN.46 MARTIN F BUTTON, IN( ' Phone Fax: • 4.1trriers, 61 Iowa Avenue • Paterson, Newjarsey 07503 800-631-7796 • In NJ 973-74220  July 2105 973-742-8369 91 www.cosdel.com email. info@cosdel corn

Page 90

MidAmerica Auctions Maplewood, MN MidAmerica Auctions MidAmerica Auctions 17th Annual Motorcycle Auction Maplewood, Minnesota April 2,2005 Auctioneers:  Number of lots .  Number of lots sold:  Soles rate:  cnla  High sole:  Todd Fistner, Dave Tolherg 142 115 511 nn Premium: 6%, with a 5125 minimum (included in sold lots) 820/o lot 45, 1939 Harley-Davidson EL, sold at 531,270 $28,620, while a stunningly restored 1929 Ariel E single was a good buy at $10,282. Collector interest in Japanese bikes continues to increase, even here at MidAmerica; only a handful of these sport bikes didn't sell, mostly due to unrealistic reserves. The Speed Channel coverage of MidAmerica's Las Vegas auction in January put the auction company in the public eye. The April sale demonstrated once again that MidAmerica is the place to bring a quality motorcycle for excellent sales results.— B.M.C. ENGLISH by B. Mitchell Carlson and Marit Peterson Market opinions in italics preview day for MidAmerica's home-base motorcycle auction in St. Paul. The April auction is a rite of spring; it has rarely been too cold for attendees to ride their bikes to this sale. The seventeenth running of this event proved to be no exception, as it boasted temperatures in the 70s—a Minnesota heat wave this early in the spring. W ell, it had to be spring, as the same day that I got my '47 International pickup out of winter storage was also #077-1929 ARIEL E motorcycle. S/N W9447. Eng. #W9447. Black/black leather. Overhead-valve single, left-hand tank-mounted shift. An over-the-top restoration that's vastly superior to the original build quality in all aspects. Stunning chrome plating and polish to all unpainted metal surfaces. Quality of the metal prep and paint application is beyond reproach. Fresh leather on the solo pinion seat. New pinion seat leather. Dry-rotted tires slathered with Armor-All. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $6,900. In their day, Scotts were unique, as they utilized a two-stroke, liquid-cooled two-cylinder engine. As this bike was from the next-to-last year of production from the original company, it had a generally more conventional layout and profile. Scott was never officially imported to the U.S., and this example was privately imported sometime afterwards. The consignor, a dealer specializing in British bikes, was holding fast to his $7,500 reserve. With plenty of phone bidding, one would figure that the vast majority of Scott enthusiasts who wanted one were playing on this one. The last bid standing truly represents the market. #047-1951 VINCENT RAPIDE motorcycle. S/N RC8 1 13. Eng. #F1OAB16213. Black/black vinyl. "Sold on a non-streetable title"—something completely new to me. Has the earlier Series II shorter rear swing-arm frame, although the front frame and engine are from the right era and likely matching. Has not been run in at least two years. Fuel tank petcock is broken off on the left side. Mix of nice clean fasteners and corroded ones. European 250 km/h Black Sales were pretty hot also. While there were fewer high-end bikes than in previous years, the sales rate was one of the best they've ever had, and all the sellers seemed quite serious about moving their metal. One trend that I noticed at the sale was that none of the four "real" Indians here sold. ("Real" meaning the ones built in Springfield, MA, until 1953.) Final bids were a little on the weak side, but not so much that a motivated seller would have taken a real bath on his bike. I saw the sentiment more as that of the sellers not wanting to start a downward price trend, so the bikes went back on their trailers. Harleys from the same prime era saw hit-and-miss sales, but those that received strong bids did find new owners—perhaps more so than in previous years at MidAtnerica. The top-seller, a 1939 Harley-Davidson EL, found a marketcorrect $31,270; in the well-bought column, a 1920 V-Twin board-track racer, recipient of an over-the-top restoration, found a reasonable $28,885. No runs, no drips, no leaks. Sold on a bill of sale, displaying a two-years-expired license plate. Cond: I. SOLD AT $10,282. In the 21st century, it may not be the most useful of machines, but it sure looks nice. While Ariel was one of the higher-quality bike builders in England, the resto on this bike went way beyond what any manufacturer could produce before WWII. Easily went past the $9,500 reserve, which probably didn't come close to covering the restoration expenses, so we'll call it well bought. #042-1949 SCOTT FLYING SQUIRREL motorcycle. S/N CA699332. Eng. #DPY5325. Burgundy metallic and white/black leather. Odo: 9,018 miles. Assigned a California VIN. Older, pretty paint laid upon original dingedup and pitted frame and sheetmetal. Plenty of corrosion and chipping paint on the engine and trans; slight coolant drip from engine. Shadow speedometer added. Light corrosion on most chrome bits. Repro tank stickers on the sides. From the KLB collection. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $25,440. Personally, I prefer the Rapide to the legendary Black Shadow, as it's more of a touring bike and actually approaches affordability. Plus, I rather like clean and polished aluminum over black enamel. Crossed the block as a no-sale at $23k, but within an hour a deal was put together for the Southern collector buyer Perhaps it's a collector from Alabama, the Title Mill state. #076-1954 VINCENT COMET motor- cycle. S/N RC112203. Eng. #F5AB2A10303. Black, gold piping/black vinyl. Odo: 20,044 miles. Lots of orange peel and dust specks all over the repainted tank; dimple in the right side. Powertrain is generally clean, but not polished or British bikes held their own, but once again the top-condition bikes went home on the same trailers, unsold. There were a few exceptions, though. A nicely detailed 1969 Velocette Thruxton, one of the auction's headline bikes, sold for an impressive 92  detailed. Headlight sheetmetal has even worse orange peel than the tank. Stainless steel fenders are rather dull. Newer replacement footpeg rubber. Toolbox paint is heavily chipped. Current Sports Car Market

Page 91

MidAmerica Auctions Maplewood, MN British MoT, sold on import papers and bill of sale. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $15,794. The reserve was lifted when bidding hit $14,500, but the underbidder on the phone will be in the running for the Chiseler of the Year award. After intense bidding between two on-site bidders and two on the phone, the bid was at $14,900, for him to advance to $15k. After a long wait, his phone rep on site said, with a disheartened shrug, that the bidder wanted to place a bid for $14,950. Auctioneer Dave Talberg replied, "I don't work for five minutes for a $50 bid..." WHAM! "... sold to my on-site guy for $14,900." #073-1957 ROYAL ENFIELD SUPER METEOR motorcycle. S/N 7042. Eng. #7T3591. Black frame, chrome and red tank/black vinyl. MHD. Odo: 58,342 miles. Generally fresh restoration. Some corrosion pits and scratches on the tank were chromed over. Chrome on the exhaust pipes is just starting to discolor at the cylinder head. Clean but not exceptionally well detailed powertrain. Seat covering is fresh, but was done on the cheap. Registered with permanent Classic license plates. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $6,466. Thanks to the importation in recent years of current-production lost-in-time Enfields from India, the name now has far better recognition on this side of the pond than it did 20 years ago. Unlike the crude yet correct copies of today, this is not a one-lunger, but a potent twin. The $5,800 reserve was quickly passed, with this one ending up with a discerning local collector #030-1959 TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE motorcycle. S/N 029188. Eng. #GT029188. Black. Odo: 188 miles. 150 miles since complete restoration. All refinished original pieces with the exception of the fiberglass front fender. New tires and a new chain guard. Powder-coated hubs, LaSalle headlight, newly recovered seat with white piping. New wiring and switches. Original tools and toolbag. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $6,800. A nicely done restoration realizing the appropriate price. One of the most attentiongrabbing bikes in the sale. There was always a crowd around at the sale, a good sign in this case. #033-1965 ARIEL SQUARE FOUR motorcycle. S/N FT155. Eng. #ML489. Chrome and black/black vinyl. Odo: 7,874 miles. 1000-cc four, 2x 1 -bbl, 4-sp. Foot shift, hand clutch, two-up seat. Last licensed in 1998. "Starts, runs, idles, but needs carburetor work," per the info card. Missing trim from the front fender, lower front fork, and the left side of the fuel tank. Left-side footpeg was rewelded and is missing the rubber cover. Mix-master wiring with a plethora of added crimp connectors. Copious pitting on the rear spring cover chrome. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $10,600. The odd double-in-line four-cylinder (two in the front, two in the back, and a chain to connect the cranks) Square Four is one of the bikes that CLASSIC AND  VINTAGE CARS of/We toor/tufirakal yrnifoirar., Partial listing of our 50+ car inventory: 1926 Amilcar CGSS 1930 Packard 733 Sport Touring 1935 MG PB Roadster 1948 Lincoln Continental Cony. 1948 Ford Cony. 1951 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Cony. 1954 Alfa 1900 SS Ghia Coupe 1952 Frazer-Nash Lemons Racer 1950 Allard J2 We are an authorized dealer for Borrani wheels and accessories. We offer new wheels, being manufactured in the recently refurbished factory, trained personnel, and original tooling. We offer many models, wheels and sizes. Talk to DISTRIBUTOR OF us about your special requirements. Visit us at our website and click on Borrani Wheels, and also visit the Borrani World website at ruoteborrani.com Please visit us at our showroom in Connecticut, dragoneclassics.com , or the addresses below: Sales Manny@dragoneclassics.com , Borrani David@dragoneclassics.com , Restoration Georgeadragoneclassics.com , or by phone at 203-333-4643 1797 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06604 July 2005 93 04(46a/re/f/ DIVISION OF DRAGONE VINTAGE CARS A A

Page 92

MidAmerica Auctions Maplewood, MN REALLY has a cult following, as it seems like everyone in this clique knows who owns which bike. While this one is generally original, it needs help. None of the missing bits are all that easy to find, except for the tank emblem. Plenty paid. #048-1966 SCOTT FLYING SQUIRREL motorcycle. S/N 596. Eng. #DPZ4651. Fuschia/white/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 16,801 miles. Last MoT in 1972 (likely imported then), current U.S. title. Correctly repainted as one of six bikes originally finished in Fucshia (funky purple). Newer repaint, to include hand-painted logos on the tank sides. Frame is a mixture of nicely repainted and lightly corroded. Most brightwork could stand some polishing; nickel nice detail cleaning of the frame and powertrain. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $28,620. This was one of the last Thruxtons to be built, while Velocette would be out of business within two years. As one of the headline bikes, and one of the few chances out there to buy a basically new Velocette, bidding was very intense, both on the phone and onsite. The reserve of $25k was easily surpassed, and it was finally bought over the phone for the Gene Brown collection. Mid-America's Chief of Operations Ron Christenson predicted before the sale that this would do somewhere between $25k and $30k, so he knew the market here. #T 12ORDU60109. Purple and white. Odo: 172 miles. Recent ground-up restoration of a bike that has seen minimal use since then. Very clean, but small scratch in new paint on tank, and wear at tank nameplate. New-looking exhaust, nice brushed fenders. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $5,150. Well bought for a restored Bonnie. The price reflects the non-matching engine and frame numbers, though both are '67 Bonneville numbers. 1967 was the top year for Triumph imports to the U.S., and all but about 30% of the 29,000 bikes that year were Bonnevilles. Though not rare, it something of an icon. #069-1969 TRIUMPH TROPHY motorcy- plating on the radiator is heavily worn and could stand a replate. Front tire is nearly flat. Fairly well-detailed powertrain at one time, but now falling into neglect. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $8,100. After the original Scott Company went bankrupt, enthusiast Matt Holder assumed the rights and continued to build Scotts sporadically until 1978. I've never seen an actual Flying Squirrel before (the motorcycle, not Bullwinkle's pal), yet two of them show up here. Bid reflects the real market. #020-1967 TRIUMPH BANTAM TIGER CUB motorcycle. S/N T20BU4549. Eng. #T20BU4549. Orange. Odo: 8,883 miles. Recent cosmetic restoration. Nice new paint on tank and fenders, no frame repaint though. Frame showing slight wear. Well maintained otherwise. Last cle. S/N EC16822. Eng. #EC16822TR25W. Red. Odo: 51 miles. Complete restoration by Russ Baker. Chrome in excellent condition. Very cool vintage finned horn. Minor wear showing on an - - extremely clean bike. Utah-registered. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $3,250. The absolute coolest starter bike on the block A very good sale price that 's probably not close to what's been put into it. Well bought. year of the Cub. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $2,850. These little motorcycles are also becoming more collectible. In 1966, frame production for Bantam Cubs was assumed by BSA, though Triumph still provided the engines. This seems like a fair price for an attractive small motorcycle. #021-1967 TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE T120 motorcycle. S/N T120RDU52781. Eng. 94 Sports Car Market #046-1969 VELOCETTE THRUXTON motorcycle. S/N 720. Eng. #VMT99 I C. Black with gold piping/black vinyl. Odo: 1,216 miles. Completely original bike, to include the miles indicated. Exhaust pipe chrome is just starting to discolor at the cylinder head; remainder of the brightwork is superb, to include the original fishtail muffler. There was only one small oil drip under the engine. One nick in the right side bolster, above the oil tank. Generally with the exception of the stainless-steel front fender, could use some more polishing and detailing. Per the consignor sheet, in need of a carburetor overhaul—not too surprising in that the whole bike has that distinctive gas smell at 20 feet. General wear is indicative of the miles indicated. All-original bike. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $4,346. American Eagle was the short-lived importer of Laverdas at the time this bike was built, so its a true U.S.-spec model. Good news, it's original! Bad news, it 's original! This will take a lot of work to be ready to run again, but then again, all those phone bidders might have just wanted a garage sculpture anyway. JAPANESE #011-1966  Eng.  YAMAHA  #DI005647.  BIG BEAR 250 motorcycle. S/N V23C5647.  YDS3C Dark ITALIAN #040-1969 LAVERDA AMERICAN EAGLE 750 motorcycle. S/N LAVC501189. Eng. #7501189. Medium Blue Metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 2,311 miles. Some crazing of turn signal lenses. Dimples in the toolbox; paint on both tank emblems is flaking off. Tires and side rubber pads dry-rotting, 2-up seat falling apart at the seams. All of the brightwork,

Page 93

MidAmerica Auctions Maplewood, MN red and white. Odo: 7,915 miles. Semi-restoration completed 4 years ago, run every year since. Clean, new-appearing tank paint finish, nice tires, new-appearing decals. Some smudges; dings in exhaust cover and other chrome. Scratched taillight lens. Ancient seat cover discolored. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $1,400. Attractive mid- '60s Yamaha in a collectible model, distinctive look with cool tank shape. The Big Bear C designation was Yamaha's street scrambler setup with high pipes and skid plate. Well bought. #015-1970 HONDACL350 motorcycle. S/N CL3502010595. Eng. #CL350E2034986. Red. Odo: 7,886 miles. Lots of original components, original tank with faded amateur pinstriping. Clean frame. Slight clouding in gauge lenses, slight pitting in gas cap. Interesting because for pleasure has their work cut out. Electrical systems will be finicky after sitting for such a long time, and the originality of the tank suggests some maintenance is in order to make this bike reliable. Without the pinstriping, though, this has a real classic patina. #018-1975 KAWASAKI HI 500 motor- cycle. S/N HIF45211. Eng. #KAE115250. Blue. Odo: 2,608 miles. Correct color tank repaint due to fading, on actual low-mile bike. Tires showing age. Needs some detailing. Cond: 3. SOLD miles. Worn tires, chewed-up rubber fascia around gauges. Sold with no battery. Wear and oxidization all around on largely original-appearing components. Advertised as all original with 8,000 miles on new engine. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $675. I want to love it, but the presentation makes me nervous. You'd like to think with only a little attention you could have a cool vintage bike, but that's a risk not many are willing to take. This was top dollar for the condition. AT $1,750. Great price for a good-looking, low-mileage, mid- '70s bike. Everybody's happy. Still, if it had really been shined up, I wonder what could have been achieved. I still can 't . everything shows wear, but nothing is worn out. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $900. This is a good buy for a collector, but anyone thinking of riding figure out why someone would leave a consignment muddy or dusty. #120-1976 SUZUKI GT550 motorcycle. S/N 66372. Eng. #66310. Black. Odo: 21,917 ''MAN =--M-died: 8444 111 NPUlf @-)MG VIM!' V/L"T§N.1-# CIMMIMINAGIPTPAC(al 4.44 too 0/...44,i Stock We grieciallis eosoopows Spools eau and  ic 1937 litalsonTerraplaue 1919 Lincoln Zephyr 1937 Cord 812 Sportsman 1950 Ghia Delahaye 1919 Rommel. 1929 Cadillac #106-1978 HONDA TRAIL 90 motorcycle. S/N CT901909334. Eng. #CT90E1909364. Yellow. Odo: 1,561 miles. Paint chipping, tires in good shape. Clean seat in good condition. Exhaust shows oxidization under the cover. Mostly original equipment, showing some wear. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $1,300. It was actually kind of nice to see a Trail not restored within an inch of its life. This bike still brought a high price, 41 eice.i41r4 1954 Kaiser Perrin McQuayNorris Streamliner  1937 Cadillac VI6  1948 Ford Super Deluxe  1956 Packard Caribbeas HYMAN LTD. 2310 CHAFFEE DRIVE ST. LOUIS, MO. 63146 PHONE 314-524-6000 FAX 314-692-0830 EMAIL SALES@HYMANLTD.COM July2005  95

Page 94

MidAmerica Auctions Maplewood, MN but Trail 90 cycles are increasingly collectible, so this isn't totally out of range. This one will nevertheless require some work to compete pricewise with the restored bikes out there. AMERICAN #055-1920 HARLEY-DAVIDSON VTVVIN board-track racing motorcycle. Eng. #L20T20154. Red with white tank panels/tan leather. Very fresh non-authentic overkill restoration, to include chromed and polished crankcase and transmission. No oil in either component. Handlebars and foot pegs wrapped in somewhat authentic cloth tape. Paintwork is nearly flawless, as was the sheetmetal prep. Messenger racing saddle. Straight pipe exhaust, no brakes (real race bikes don't need no stinlcin' brakes). So clean and sterile that even the chain oil is clear. No title. Cond: 1+. SOLD AT $28,885. I thought that this would be the top sale of the event, but there must be enough highbuck living room ornaments out there already to keep bidders from going really nuts. The real vintage racers like their bikes in the original war paint, with heavy patina and battle scars, so the appeal to the run-what-you-brung group just isn't here. #034-1927 HARLEY-DAVIDSON B motorcycle. Eng. #A2293. Olive with red striping/tan leather. Flathead single with lefthand tank shift. Older repaint of frame and sheetmetal with pits in frame painted over. Dried and cracked original seat leather. Rusty exhaust pipe and cylinder head; some engine grunge. Rear stand rubs against the dual fishtail exhaust outlets. Fresh repro Coker tires. Sold on a bill of sale. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $11,660. If this hadn't been a Harley, the bidding would have been half this amount. Even as an anemic onelunger this antique, entry-level Hog is actually worth something. Since 45 mph is probably the practical top speed, it was most likely bought as a garage ornament for "my Hog's older than your Hog" bragging rights. #051-1930 HARLEY-DAVIDSON V motorcycle with sidecar. Eng. #30V8813C. Faded red/black with maroon vinyl. Multiple dings and dents on all panels; multiple repaints in multiples shades of red, at multiple times in multiple places. New pan seat on the bike, horrid recovering of the seat in a sidecar that probably dates to the Truman administration. Recent work on the generator and carburetor. Most wiring is haphazard (heavy on the hazard). Stinky old gas GOING TO THE SUN R A L•L-Y September 11 - 16, 2005 Vintage Car Rally! (for Vintage Cars 1969 and earlier) A 1000 Mile Journey across MONTANA and through YELLOWSTONE and GLACIER NATIONAL PARKS and gooey oil; engine is loose, and might even run after a weekend of work. Vintage crash bars and stop light. Heavily worn and dry-rotted rubber on the whole bike. All sorts of vintage tourist decals on the back of sidehack. Brake to the sidecar's wheel is disconnected. Basically, a Steve McQueen wannabe road rat. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $18,126. 1930 was the first year of the 74-ci V-twin flathead, and the whole bike was plagued with problems. They were so bad that H-D recalled all of them in mid-1930 and they were heavily rebuilt, to include a new frame. This is a later bike with the updates. The reserve was lifted at $17k, and one bid later it went to a new—hopefully ambitious—owner Visit our website: www.goingtothesunrally.com or call toll-free: 1-888-458-5443 96 #045-1939 HARLEY-DAVIDSON EL motorcycle. Eng. #39EL3307. Red/black/tan leather. Odo: 3 miles. Fresh concise restoration, with superb paintwork of the sheetmetal and frame. Viton 0-rings used for the pushrod tubes, and fresh gaskets on the whole engine. While being freshly rebuilt, the engine could have used a better clean-up and detail. New leather on the pan seat. Clean and polished flex-pipe exhaust outlets going to a freshly coated exhaust system and fishtail muffler. Some repro trim, to include a World's Fair air cleaner. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $31,270. Just to prove its a Harley, there Sports Cot Market

Page 95

MidAmerica Auctions Maplewood, MN • was one small oil drip on the floor by the time it came to move it to the podium. 1939 was a banner year for the Knucklehead, as it was HD's first year of a 4-sp trans, something that rival Indian never had. With the fresh redo and some consideration for 21st century sealing technology, this bike should be a couple of kicks with your right leg away from being able to ride to Sturgis Daytona. While the top sale of the event, and surpassing all but the most deluxe touring Hogs, the price paid was correct. #060-1941 INDIAN SPORT SCOUT motorcycle. S/N 641213. Eng. #FDA213. Green and ivory/tan leather. Odo: 732 miles. Older restoration by Alabama Indian, and used regularly since. Flat-black exhaust coating is starting to oxidize off and corrode. Very good quality repaint, but has since received several cracks, chips, and scrapes (especially on the toolbox). Quite a bit of road grunge on the powertrain and frame. Accessory left side mirror. License tabs expired a year ago. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $17,000. Nowadays, the smaller Scouts rarely pop up, but while they aren't the road gobblers that the bigger Chiefs are, they were a very nimble bike in their day. With a reserve of $18,500, the consignor most likely didn't want to take too much of a bath on the restoration. The final bid would have been fair for all, though. #028-1946 INDIAN CHIEF touring motorcycle. Eng. #CDF487B. Maroon/black/black leather. Odo: 34,017 miles. Left-hand tank shift. Indian-optional Chum-Me seat, crash bars, foot pegs, rear fender rack. Good original leather saddlebags and seat sides (top has been redone). Excellent panel prep and paintwork. General road grime on the engine, wheels, frame, and pretty much anything below the fuel tank. All surfaces were dusty until it was in line to be run across the block. The license tag expired a year ago. Overall, most of the bike is an older restoration that was done to a high standard, but then ridden a lot. Presentation suggests that it was just pulled out of storage. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $16,700. When you don't show much interest in prepping any consignment for sale, how can you complain about bidders wanting to low-ball you? The bid was not too far away for a bike that you'd just take out and use, so this analyst's opinion is that the consignor was just looking for easy money, and he didn't find it.• Gt/Ti'ett aleamd, mid /aveltamtd, Ferrari GTO When a certain English collector's GTO racecar reached a value of S9 million, he parked it and had this car built to race in its place Owned at one point by John Calley. Director of The DaVinci Code, this particular racecar beat track times of the original GTO it was commissioned to emulate. A car with a great story. and perfect in every detail according to Ferrari experts. $P.O.A. 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC This Rosso Red coupe is perfectly original, with only 30.000 gentle miles $140,900 Only .51,231/mo. (7% APR, 144 mos.. OAC)* ° 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 One of only 500 ever built. Classic Rosso Red with black leather. $75,900 Only $757/mo. (725% APR, 120 1710S- GAG)' "These calculations assume 15% down and are subject to credit approval. Financing provided by Woodside Credit.. theft, awed Clawed,: 1947 Ford Pick-Up 1955 Chevy Streetrod 1955 Ford Victoria 1960 Porsche 356B 'Outlaw' 1962 Fuel-Injected Corvette 1963 Corvette Split-Window 1964 327 Corvette Roadster 1964 Lincoln Continental 1966 Corvette Coupe 1969 Porsche 911E/S 1970 Mustang Convertible 1972 Merc Woody Wagon 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS Arriving Soon! 1957 Ferrari 250 TDF 14-louver 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4-cam 1972 Ferrari Daytona Coupe 26181 Avenida Aeropuerto San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 • 19491 496-3000 Virtual showroom: www.familyclassiccars.com /pp, i Alwq0,7 l/7/////1/)(t, (

Page 96

Petersen Collector Car Auctions Ridgefield, WA Yete,tett Collector Car Auctions Petersen Auction Group Clark County Fairgrounds Ridgefield, WA March 19, 2005 Auctioneers:  Number of automotive lots.  Number of automotive lots sold:  Sales rate.  Sales total:  High sole:  Fred Bewley, John Hangar 56 17 32% S273,260 Lot SP3, 1956 Chevrolet Nomad, c.n1r1 nt c11 1177 Premium: 4% (induded in prices of sold lots) and serious bidders to realize their goal in filling the Exhibition Center's entire 112,000 square feet. In any event, we wish Petersen luck in becoming a regional collector car contender.—D.S. ENGLISH #55-1964 JAGUAR 3.8 S sedan. S/N P1B75172BW. Creme/creme leather. Odo: 30,107 miles. Auto. Driver's door fit off. Rust, aged chrome, worn leather, dingy headliner and cracked wood trim. Evenly worn, with by David Slama Market opinions in italics and sellers, premiums are some of the lowest we've seen, at 4% and 8%, respectively, but the first thing we noticed is the unusual hospitality. Curt and Susan Davis set the standard for a friendly atmosphere; despite tense auction demands and the typically dreary weather for this time of the year, they and their employees were unconditionally upbeat and courteous. Within the brand-new Exhibition Center at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield, WA, just ten miles north of SCM's Portland headquarters, were 56 cars up for auction. There was some variety, with cars ranging from primitive '32 Ford hot rods to a modern Mercedes-Benz CL600, but the bulk of the offerings were '50s and '60s American iron. Quite a few collectors were present, including many SCM subscribers looking for a bargain. I t has been two years since we first covered an auction run by Petersen Auction Group, a small family-owned company in the Pacific Northwest. Both for buyers Crowd noise peaked during the bidding duel for a nicely restored 1956 Chevrolet Nomad that eventually went for $33,072— the high sale of the afternoon. High-bid honors went to another Chevy, a clean '57 Bel Air that didn't sell at $57,500. Of the 56 cars offered, 18 were Chevys and 7 of those sold, compared to 4 out of 14 of the Fords. And among the remainder of the cars only two sales were foreign—both relatively modem Jaguars. gural event, Petersen is on the right track compared to the last of their auctions we covered in Salem, OR (30 out of 177 cars for $257,516), with a smaller number of betterquality cars. Since the cars in general were of decent quality, marketing may have been the biggest downfall for Petersen. Perhaps for a future auction Petersen will more aggressively find more sellers, appealing cars, At $273,260 for 17 cars in an inau98  needs everywhere. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $5,500. This was the .first year of the S. which was 7 inches longer than the standard 3.8 sedan. Prices fall within a wide range for these cars and shabby examples are rather useless, as they are cost-prohibitive to restore and not reliable enough to count. Hence this low offer, which was about right. GERMAN #21-1997 MERCEDES-BENZ CL600 coupe. S/N WPBGA76G4VA371719. Silver/ black leather. Odo: 54,819 miles. Exterior presents well. Cracked wood on steering wheel. Suede headliner and phone. Fairly new Potenza S03s. Owner's manuals included. Appears sparingly used; a good, honest used car. Cond: 2. corresponding interior opening. Banjo steering wheel. Weathered running boards, but body sound. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $23,000. With the exception of the roof a rather nice car. But the roof is a big exception. Likely a complicated undertaking to return things to normal, or install a sunroof Offer was fair. #SP8-1953 CHEVROLET BEL AIR coupe. S/N LAQ485788. Baby blue/light blue vinyl and cloth. Odo: 7,971 miles. Restored eight years ago. Offenhauser 235-ci 16, dual 7,9  NOT SOLD AT $26,000. This was once M B's - $100k+ flagship. And sadly now it just a used car, although a cool one. This owner was just hoping that there was a bidder out there who could use some safe, distinguished, daily transportation. I was tempted to raise the bid—the offer was $4k light of a sale. AMERICAN #SP6-1932 FORD HI-BOY roadster. Red/ black vinyl. Odo: 8,522 miles. 383-ci V8, twin Edelbrock 650 carbs, auto. Gibson Racing carbs, auto. Good chrome and glass. Interior and engine bay well presented. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $17,900. This older restoration lacked punch but could provide great groundwork for someone with many free weekends. The market is uneasy on modified classics like this. Worth a bit more in any case. #SP3-1956 CHEVROLET NOMAD station wagon. S/N VC56J088027. Bronze Sports Car Market ' 11 41, i 1r .1111 engine work, with forged crank, aluminum heads, MSD ignition, supercharger. Body and interior both nice. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $33,000. Lots of manpower went into the creation of this roadster. It may have been much more appreciated in Scottsdale last Janualy. But perhaps the owner wasn't ready to part with his baby either. 1935 FORD coupe. S/N 1744230. Black/mohair retro. Odo: 7,136 miles. V8, 4-bbl, auto. 2,500 miles on rebuilt running gear. 12-volt electrics, disc brakes. Odd vinylcovered sunroof opening on the outside, but no #37 - MI 1r

Page 98

Petersen Collector Car Auctions Ridgefield, WA door car in a rather odd peach-like color— what editor Martin would call a time machine. According to the market, the price of this car seems about right, but judged by the price per pound it was a steal. metallic/bronze cloth and vinyl. Odo: 43,541 miles. 350-ci V8, auto. Aftermarket tach, water temperature, voltage, and oil pressure gauges. Paint wavy in spots, chrome good. Glass decent. Some interior paint issues, but new carpet and trim pieces bring a sharp look. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $33,072. This was the featured car of the auction, and bidding showed it. Several wanted it, until a couple of bidders went almost dollar for dollar and ended up at what is a very fair price for a thorough and clean car #47-1957 CHEVROLET BEL MR hardtop coupe. S/N JC57K143492. Black/black and gray vinyl. Odo: 44,867 miles. V8, auto. Good chrome and paint, straight body. Aftermarket tach and oil pressure gauges. Clean dash and interior. Tidy engine bay. Well maintained. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $57,500. Claimed 20% repainted, but I couldn't tell which 20. Possibly the result of an overly optimistic seller—after all, Speed Channel 's coverage of 65 + Cars In Inventory Buying. Trading and Consigning American Classics. Eurosports, Rolls 'Bentley and Collection Liquidations. ■ i ■■ ays Buying. I Web: Vintagemotort rasotzi.com 1958 Chevrolet Corvette White/ Red Interior. Silver Coves, 4 Speed tc. 549500 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS Black Creme. 30K miles 30K service, books etc , S52.500 1962 Ford Thunderbird Roadster Red/ Black w/ White Top. Factory AC. Original Chrome Wire Wheels S41.500 1956 Jaguar XK140 FHC Olde English White/Red Int ,Exc Paint&Chrome 4spd Overdrive Recently Serviced S42 E.00 1959 MG A 1500 Roadster Black, Red Leatner. Freshly Restored Chrome Wire Wheels S26.500 Tempero is proud to create hand-crafted reproductions of many of the world's most famous sports and racing cars. Our cars are based on the manufacturer's original designs, and are built to each customer's individual specifications. They have been upgraded to reflect modern requirements of safety and performance. Each car is lovingly and skillfully constructed from sheet aluminum using the time-honored methods employed by reputable coach building companies. Classics start at $114,000. 3 XKSS In Production Tern pero has also custom built these 1950 1960 racing classics: Short Nose D-Type - - C Type Lightweight E-Type XJ13 Lister Cost/ti 4 FROM MIT TO MUM- Long N DAILY E31 Vintq B-.1 West Pa/al Beach started the day before. A nice-looking car, but maybe I 'm biased. Mom tells me that the day Kennedy was shot I was in the back of her '57 Chevy named Hands Off #38-1957 CHRYSLER WINDSOR coupe. S/N W5717414. Peach/white vinyl/ peach cloth. Odo: 12,267 miles. 354-ci V8, auto. Orange peel on hood, unfinished door jambs. Sticky driver's door. Marred front bumper chrome, pitted taillight trim. Aged front badge. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $11,024. A massive two- #SP7-1962 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS hardtop coupe. S/N 21847L136157. White/ turquoise. Odo: 62,147 miles. Auto. Matching numbers. Power trunk release, ps, pb. Straight body. Paint dull. No dings, dents, or rust. Nice, honest presentation. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $12,000. SSs Impala hardtops are not that rare—nearly 100,000 of the 700,000 Impalas were built to SS specs—but one this original is. This car claimed to be bone-stock, and appeared to be honest as such. More than a few bidders will regret not making another bid. #39-1964 CHEVROLET IMPALA convertible. S/N 41867L106135. Red/red and white vinyl. Odo: 9,567 miles. 409-ci V8, 4sp. Scuffed chrome, flaking on front bumper. M 0 1 () R OF SARASOTA, iNC VINTAGE MOTORS EXCLUSIVE FACTORY AGENT OF 5500 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA Phone: 941-355-6500 Fax: 941-359-0810 sales@temperocars.com Web: vintagemotorssarasota.com bk. 100 Sports Car Market

Page 99

Petersen Collector Car Auctions Ridgefield, WA Some dings, large chip to right-front quarter panel. Top discolored. Badges aged. Interior clean. Aftermarket tach, temperature, and oil pressure gauges. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $21,840. A very fair price for a car with all the right basics: convertible top, 4-sp, and a legendary V8. Buyer should come out okay either holding onto this car or flipping it. #25-1966 CHEVROLET NOVA coupe. S/N 115376N157580. Red/gray vinyl. Odo: 15,000 miles. 406-ci V8, auto. Good paint and panels. Clean interior with aftermarket water temp, oil pressure, and voltage gauges. Custom interior window cranks and door handles. Aluminum radiator and heads. Trimmed trunk with stereo amplifer. Big stereo. Some tranny noise but claimed to shift fine. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $17,784. If mods are to your liking, this is your car. Not the super-professional restoration that we've seen recently on some Novas, but done to a level such that you could drive it to a local show and shine just fine. Fair buy. #SP2-1967 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE coupe. S/N 136177Z1590016. Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 51,722 miles. 327-ci V8, auto. Matching numbers. Paint good. Engine bay Close to the right price for the condition, but there's still some upside. #SP9-1968 FORD MUSTANG coupe. Light green/black vinyl. Odo: 106,856 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Factory a/c, disc brakes, broken antenna. Numerous dings on passenger door, rust behind rear window. Lots of rust underhood: valve covers, cross members, stock, with ps. Chrome interior trim pieces pitted. Steering wheel emblem cracked. Carpet fresh, headliner and seats nice, trunk clean. New tires. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $19,344. Not an SS 396, but a desirable car nonetheless. radiator brackets, and a/c brackets. JVC stereo. Discolored rear shelf. A run-of-the-mill Mustang at auction. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $5,500. For a plain ol' Mustang without an especially desirable powertrain combination, this one got quite a few looks. As a rule I'd pass on cars like this; even restored to original, it won't be worth top money because it didn't come with the good stuff But it 's worth more than the high bid.• _  1145 Park Avenue Emeryville, California USA 94608 Phone: (510) 653-7555 Fax: (510) 653-9754 www.fantasyjunction.com laveatateatd ea 0ex-ea iereledr, dada& awe di94 fterlowlace eva 1958 Ferrari 250 TDF, sin 0901GT. Great car in excellent condition, engine by Oldtimer Garage. Superb period history including 2nd Overall 1958 Tour de France, Scuderia Los Amigos. Trintignant/Picard. 81,750,000. 4111/11 "--- 1954 Fiat 81*, sin 106000042. Lieautilul une-011 Ghia bodied 1932 Alvis Speed 20 SA. Excellent example of this most coupe with exquisite detailing inside and out. Fully restored to sporting marque. Cross & Ellis bodied. Fully restored by Red Pebble Beach standards. Sure to gather crowds and awards Triangle. Perfect for any mekend jaunt or long distance tour. everywhere. I ■ealistically priced at 8350.000. 5145,000/Offers. 1962 01'  #11 111. Max Balchowsk■ 's most sophisticated and attractive sports racer. Restored. Super competitive vintage racer. Perfect entry for Monterey Historics honoring American Specials. $495.000. July 2005  101

Page 100

eBay Motors edw Motors . Report by Geoff Archer Market opinions in italics 41/4 A selection of recent sales of interest. Condition inferred from seller's descriptions, cars were not physically examined by the author Note: sf=seller's feedback; bf= buyer 's feedback ENGLISH 1991 LOTUS ELAN M100 roadster. S/N SCCGA36BXMHF27655. eBay #4533984251. Rockwall, TX. Pacific Blue over dark gray. Odo: 40,000 miles. Isuzu I-Mark 16-valve 14, 5-sp. One-owner car that lived only in TX and CA. No accidents, but recent respray to hood and front bumper for chips. The now-brighter AZ. Ruby Red with black canvas top over tan leather. Odo: 14,439 miles. Engine and gearbox are numbers-matching. Porsche COAscanned. Interior originally black. Rare factory hardtop included. Seller's phone number posted. No underbody pictures. Looks like a great #2 car—might look even better in person. SOLD AT $56,456. 46 bids; sf 109, bf 88. This is 356B Roadster money for a more common cabriolet. 1967 PORSCHE 911S coupe. S/N 307209S. eBay #4541498591. La Jolla, CA. Grand Prix White with black racing seats. Numbersmatching 190-hp 2.0-liter has 14.9 race hours. CA registered and street legal, but this is really a racing car. Equipped to 911R spec (including funky taillights). HSR, HMSA, and FIA Hobbyist restoration includes new shocks brakes, battery, exhaust, and top. Recently tuned. Poor pictures. Driver's seat split. Condition likely between #2 and #3. SOLD AT $2,200. 14 bids; sf 75, bf 19. This is about half what the car is probably worth, assuming it is as solid in person as it looks on eBay. Could be parted out in any case for nearly this much, so the buyer didn't have much to lose. 1965 ISO GRIFO coupe. S/N 650080D. eBay #4535110405. Salt Gulch Estate, USA. Red/black. Odo: 80,587 miles. Corvette 327ci/365-hp V8, T-10 4-sp. Rare RHD. Not running. "Typical" rust in floors, trunk, rockers, and frame rails—all of which seller explains panels do not blend well. SOLD AT $14,000. 25 bids; sf 5, bf 46. If you want Japanese reliability, Italian styling, and the lithe handling of a legendary English marque, the M100 is the roadster for you. Three 40,000-mile M100 Elans have transacted within $1,000 of $14k lately—verifying their very affordable market price. 2005 LOTUS ELISE TOURING roadster. S/N SCCPC11135HL30984. eBay #4535134479. Largo, FL. Triple black (Starlight Metallic). Odo: 1,855 miles. MSRP $48k. Divorce forced sale. $42k reserve uncouthly disclosed. SOLD AT $42,201. 28 bids; legal with twin-plug heads. Seller is Symbolic Motorcars. SOLD AT $60,000. 40 bids; sf 68, bf 74. A very versatile and good-looking toy bought for well under the cost of duplication and $25k less than a very comparable, but not quite as nice-looking gray '67 911 S/R-clone/ vintage racer seen in the Autoweek classifieds. 1989 MERKUR SCORPIO sedan. S/N WFIBT81V5KE995172. eBay #4534856569. Naples, FL. White with gray cladding over tan leather. Odo: 62,621 miles. 2.9-liter V6, 4-sp auto. Listed by a dealer. Honest-sounding need replacement. New windscreen not yet installed. Missing stainless rocker covers, exhaust, and clutch. Needs a complete restoration. SOLD AT $40,000. 11 bids; sf private, bf private. Seller claims that this Grifo is faster than a V12 Ferrari, and spins a yarn about a spin-and-win RHD Grifo in a U.K. vintage race. Nevertheless, this is the right price for such a project, with RHD cachet and possible track prowess factored in. 2004 LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO coupe. SIN ZHWGU 11S44LA00865. eBay #4541414635. Texas. Pearl Yellow over black w/yellow stitching. Odo: 1,992 miles. 500-hp V 10 with paddle-shift automatic. A nearly new, no-stories car with an MSRP of $165,900. sf 25, bf 190. Five bucks says all those 1,800 miles were spent in a four-wheel-drift on cloverleaf onramps...especially given the added stress and deleted right-side ballast. Still, this was some nicely bought unobtanium—with no pesky Barrett-Jackson decals to steam off. GERMAN 1960 PORSCHE 356B cabriolet. S/N 153708. eBay #4540953952. Paradise Valley, 102 1982 LANCIA ZAGATO targa. S/N ZLAFSO0C6CO203524. eBay #4535584806. Bloomfield, NJ. Red/black. Odo: 54,500 miles. description; interior is lightly worn. Quite possibly a #2 car overall. SOLD AT $3,860. 41 bids; sf 151, bf 315. Who takes and then posts 50 pictures of a Merkur? The guy who gets top dollar for an excellent badge-engineered European orphan. ITALIAN SOLD AT $159,500. I bid; sf 12, bf 48. People buying cars like this probably don't care that they saved enough to pay their sales tax. It's about instant gratification, and at this instant this was the market price for a hard-to-find, look-at-me machine. Sports Car Market

Page 101

Fresh Meat AMERICAN 1951 KAISER SPECIAL TRAVELER hatchback. SINS 1151844. eBay #4535547350. Wisconsin. Pasadena Yellow over Hickory Beige. 16, 3-sp. Frame-off restoration with acid dip. Claimed to be the 25th and best Kaiser ever owned by a 40-year collector and club make this car seem like a value. It'll certainly hold its value—and eyeballs—better than a similarly priced Viper. 1978 CHEVROLET CHEVETTE coupe. S/N 1B08E8Y338660. eBay # 4528399217. Canonsburg, PA. Metallic green over Kelly Green vinyl. Odo: 58,026 miles. 1.6-liter 14, auto. One owner. Description sounds so formulaic that you can't tell if it is pointed sarcasm or naïve blather. "If you've always dreamed of owning a Chevette, but couldn't afford one, -- member. One of 1,900 built, and one of only 11 survivors registered with the club. SOLD AT $ 17,000. 12 bids; sf 90, bf 20. The innovative rear hatchback/liftgate combo makes the Traveler look like an ancestor of the Chevy Avalanche. This would make an attention-grabbing, practical mount for the local steeplechase or an upscale tailgating event. Well bought at about a third the cost of the restoration. 1969 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 429 coupe. SIN 9F02Z198930. eBay #4530617779. Danville, CA. Black Jade ("Bullitt" dark green) over black vinyl. Odo: 28,300 miles. Numbers-matching 429-ci. V8 and toploader 4-spd. Rotisserie restored. $12k paint job. $400 spent on misc. nuts and bolts. don't hesitate to bring this one home with you today." SOLD AT $1,778. 8 bids; sf 1388, bf O. Looks like the nicest '78 Chevette left on earth. Despite what the old-car price guides may say, this was actually a good buy. Ugly '70s econo cars are haute couture for commuting nerds, and the Chevette is on its way to being the next Gremlin. Buyer might be able to triple their money in a year or two if they can find the right person who's itching to make the fashion statement that only a Chevette can make. 1986 DODGE SHELBY CHARGER Hi-back seats. Well-optioned. Lives in a Car Capsule. Non-OEM items are delineated (e.g. fuel pump). Excellent condition. SOLD AT $130,100. 21 bids; sf 27, bf 293. This result is pretty much double what a car in this condition would have been worth a year ago. The most collectible Mustangs in top condition, as this is presented to be, keep going up, up, up, and not just at Scottsdale auctions. 1970 PLYMOUTH 'CUDA 440 coupe. S/N BS23U0B159599. eBay #4535665891. Scottsdale, AZ. Lemon Twist yellow over black vinyl. Odo: 37,587 miles. Numbersmatching 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, 727 Torqueflite auto. Rotisserie restoration. Broadcast sheets scanned. Heavily optioned. Photo resolution is fantastic. Underbody looks perfect, like a model car NIB. Condition likely a 1- (minus because 1971 gills were added to the front fenders during restoration, and we wonder what the seller means by "other minor refinements".) SOLD AT $54,699. 15 bids; sf 303, bf private. Though expensive, the excellent pictures and attention to detail and cleanliness throughout July 2005 coupe. S/N 1B3BZ64E7GD107574. eBay #4539154999. Pearland, TX. Garnet Red with silver stripe. Odo: 155,000 miles. 2.2-liter turbo 14, 5-sp. Numerous engine mods and upgrades including Turbo II and ported heads. vrygg-- - Date sold: 4/13/2005 Sale location: eBay Motors #4542130770 Details: For the right to order one of the first 1,000 Solstices at MSRP (car not included). The first 1,000 will bear a distinguishing plaque. Sale result: $6,600, 17 bids Seller's feedback: 0 Buyer's feedback: 1 MSRP: $19,420 Other current offering: Steve Austin's Auto Group, Bellefontaine, OH, www.steveaustins. corn, taking orders at MSRP. 2006 HONDA RIDGELINE RTL Online sales of recent production cars. 2006 PONTIAC SOLSTICE Date sold: 4/11/2005 Sale location: eBay Motors #4541222104 Details: New truck with leather seats, moonroof, navigation, XM Satellite Radio, and AWD. Sale result: $30,842, 1 bid Seller's feedback: 9 Buyer's feedback: 0 MSRP: $34,640 Other current offering: Honda East, Columbus, OH, www.hondaeastcolumbus.com . $34,000 for a new car. 2005 CADILLAC CTS-V Blueprinted engine. Adjustable Konis; Chrysler minivan calipers with Porsche 911 brake pads. Recent repaint and interior refresh, hard to verify that with only three photos. SOLD AT $5,750. 13 bids; sf 42, bf 157. Amazing that the seller actually recouped about 25% of what they appear to have invested in a car that otherwise shouldn't have pulled more than about $3,500. Bargain used-car lots everywhere may already be printing this one out to justify premiums on their K-car jalopies. Well sold. • Date sold: 4/9/2005 Sale location: eBay Motors #4542362218 Details:.73-mile car with 400-hp V8, 6-spd manual, sunroof, and navigation. Sale result: $50,163, 1 bid Seller's feedback: 152 Buyer's feedback: 0 MSRP: $55,795 Other current offering: Pro Auto Group, Fort Worth, TX, www.proautogroup.us , $41,900 for a 7,895-mile car.• 103

Page 102

Price Guide German and Etceterini T BImR SC coupe SC coupe BMW 328 !sena 250/300 Isetta 6002+2 507 roadster he values below reflect a retail buying and selling range for cars in very good to near excellent condition-significantly above a "daily driver" and one step below regional concours; a strong #2 on the accepted 1-6 scale, 1 being the best. These values are set by sales activity, primarily in the United States, as well as conversations with Price Range 6 GERMAN CARS AMPHICAR Amphicor AUDI Quatro coupe TT 61 68 90-91 00-04 83-84 85 37-39 55-62 57-59 56-59 n/a n/a no n/o n/o 465 158,728 34,813 253 $25,000 55,000 $20,000 $8,000 $9,000 $185,000 510,000 $8,500 5280,000 540,000 58,000 535,000 512.000 515,000 5235,000 517 000 511,000 $385,000  (Most serial-production BMWs are just used cars," hence value is determined solely by condition.) 2800(5 Bavaria 4-door 3.0 CSL 3.0(5 1600 coupe 2002 coupe 2002 coupe 2002 ei coupe 2002 coupe 320i coupe 320i coupe 318i coupe 325e coupe 325i coupe 325i convertible 325i convertible 630 (Si coupe 68-71 71-74 71-72 72-74 67-70 68-71 72-74 72-74 75-76 77-80 81-83 84-85 84-87 87-88 87-89 90-91 77 78-82  83-84  85-87  88-89  88-89  90-91  91-92  94-97  79-80  9,399 39,056 1,039 11,063 277,320 339,084 inc. 38,703 inc. 2002 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/o c/a n/a (6-series sales for '78-82 were 32,292.85 sales 821 '77-83 weee 8,785 633 (Si coupe  633 (Si coupe  635 (Si coupe  635 (Si coupe  750s1 4-door  750i1 4-door  850i coupe  840i coupe  MI coupe  see note above  n/a  450 n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  c/a  c/a   M5 4-dr. (Euro) M5 4-dr. M6 coupe 174-dr. 16 coupe 03 coupe 03 roadster (4 cyl.) 73 roadster (6 cyl.) (83 M series, odd $4,000.) 78 K Sedan Custom K Tourer 5 Sporevagen 5 Tourer SS cabriolet SS roadster SSX roadster 290 cabriolet 380 cabriolet 5000 Tourer 5000 cabriolet 5000 Special roadster 540K coupe 104 26-30 26-30 27-30 27-30 28-35 28-35 28-32 34-36 33-34 34-36 34-36 34-36 36-39 150 inc. 146 n/a 107 n/a 33 n/a 154 325 inc. 29 419 $180,000 5240,000 5325 000 5480,000 5400,000 5365,000 $500,000 5625,000 $800.000 590,000 $300,000 $1300,000 $365,000 $1,750,000 $145,000 5575,000 $525,000 5700,000 $850,000 SI 2 00,000 5120,000 5425,000 5195,000 5500,000 52 400,000 5190,000 9/03 88-91 85-90 91-92 87-88 86-87 87 95-97 96-97 97-92 n/a 2,000' Oa n/a n/a n/a n/o n/o n/a 54,000 54,500  56.500 57,500 55,000  $6,500     515,500 $18,088 565,000    (M1 production numbers include Group 405 comp. Models.) M3 coupe $9,500 $8,500 $12,000 512,000 55,000 56,500 518,000 511 500 $16000 57,500 53,000 517,500 50,000 55,000 56,000 56.000 510,500 $4,000 $2,000 $2,500 $2,000 52,250 $3,250 54,250 $4,500 $5,000 510,000 54,500 522,500 512,000  57,000 58,500  58,500  515,500 56,500  53,750 $4,000 53,750 54,000 56.000 56,500 57,000 56,500 55,500 56,500 59,000 510,500 57,500 59.500 521 500 533,000 585,000 S12,500 512,000 516,000 $15,000 $6,500 $9,000 525,000 517.000 533,000 230SL 250S1 280S1 9/96 4/00 4/00 4/00 5/01 3/99 (Additions: Rudge knock-offs, $10,000; factory hardtop, $10,000. Deduct: 515,000 if sedan replacement block.) Gullwing (Steel body,Type 198.040) Gull wing (Alloy body, Type 198.043) pans 38,000) Roadster (drum brake, Type  198.042) Roadster (disc brake)  Roadster (disc brake, alloy  engine) 54-57 55-56 I 5400 cabriolet 540K Special roadster 36-39 36-39 -1 a inc. inc 300SL 1,371 29 $300,000 $600,000 5350,000 5750 000 (Additions: Rudge wheels +510,000; fitted luggage +55,000. Subtractions: No belly 52002000  57-61  61-62  62-63  1,377 269 710 5225,000  5300,000  +520,000; factory luggage, $5,000; factory hordto , +55,000 190SL convertible  54-64  (Add $1,500 for factory hardtop.) 63-67 67-68 68-71 230/250/2805L 19,831 5,196 23,885 $25,000 $28,000 $33,000 530,000 535,000 545,000 1/02 4/04 (Deduct $2,500 for no hardtop. Add $1,500 for 4-speed. Add $5,000 for OF 5-speed.) (Note '71 and later Sic and SLCs should be regarded as "used care without huge collector potential. Condition is the prime determinant of value.) Later SLs 35051 roadster  450S1C coupe  (Add $3,000 for 1973 450S1C.) 450S1 convertible  450S1C coupe  450S1 convertible  380S1C coupe  380S1 convertible  38051 convertible  56051  56051  300SL  50051  SLK roadster  170S cabriolet A  220 cabriolet A  220 cabriolet 8  220 coupe  71-72  73-TI  14-77  78-80  78-80  81  80-83  8445  86-87  88-89  90-92  90-92  97-04  15,304 66,298 inc.  inc inc. 45,056 inc. inc. 49,347 inc. n/a n/a n/o 54  (13 hardtop coupes w/sunroof, 70 w/o.) 300 cabriolet D (4-dr. convertible)  51-53  (Production number includes A,B,( models.) 3004-door sedan  3005 (2-door) cabriolet  300S coupe  300S roadster  300b 4-door sedan  300b 4-door cabriolet D  300c 4-door cabriolet D  300c sedan  300Sc coupe  300k cabriolet A  300Sc roadster  2205 cabriolet  2205 coupe  300d cabriolet D (Adenouer)  300d 4-door sedan  220SE coupe  22050 cabriolet  2205Fh coupe 2-dr.  Cabriolet  300SE cabriolet  250SE coupe  2511SE cabriolet  8/01 300/450SE1 6.3 / 6.9  280SE Cob (hi grille)  low grille 6 cyl. cabriolet  51-53  52-53  52-53  52-53  52-53  54-55  56-67  55-58  55-58  55-58  55-58  56-59  57-60  58-62  58-62  58-60  58-60  60-65  60-65  62-67  66-60  66-68  68-78  68-69  1970  2,394 1,167 950 83 642 n/a 203 216 141 6,214 91 n/a n/a 98 49 53 3,290 2,081 65 n/a n/o n/o 16,902 inc. 3,127 6,213 inc. 6,525 5,187 inc. I $10,000  58,500  $9,000  $7,000  511,000  $7,500  $9,000  $10,000  512,000  $13,000  $18,000  $21,000  522,000  Other Colledible Mercedes-Dens 49-51  51-55  $28,000  $40,000  $30,000  535,000  555,000  515, 5160,000 $70,000 5175,0 D  512,500 $45,000 $50,000 514,00 5140 000 5230 000 5230 0 0  535, 00  520,000 5110,0 $14,0 $25,00 $55,000 520,00 $30,000 $40,000 $25,0(10 535.00 59,00 535,000 540,000 516.000 512,000 513,000 510,500 515,000 511,000 $13,000 514,000 518,000 510,000 525,000 528,000 540,000 535,000 555,000 540,000 542,500 580,000 St ,500 5180, 00 59,000 5200, 00 St ,500 57,000 580,000 SI ,000 51 5, 00 5290,000 520, 00 S4,000 530.000 5155, 00 518,000 53 ,000 590,000 530,000 54,000 555,000 53,060 S50,000 $12,500 S55 000 $60,000 10/99 12/98 7/01 25,881 5250,000 S300,000 S400,000 (Disc broken from SN 2780, alloy engine block from SN 3049. Additions: Rudge wheels, I2/D4 12/04 owners, dealers and collectors. Condition and history are the ultimate determinants of value. Prices below assume cars with "no stories attached." An automobile priced above our guide is not necessarily overpriced, nor is one priced below automatically a bargain.• Price Range $500,000 $2,010,000 $1,000,000 Ivo $2,650,000 5/02 280SE coupe 3.5  70-71  70-71  4,501 (Add 51,500 for factory sunroof, subtract 51,500 for no A/C.) Cabriolet 33  inc.  86-87  95-97  69-73 356 356 coupe "pre-A"  356 cabriolet 356 Speedster 3564 coupe 3566 cabriolet 356A Speedster 3566 convertible D 50-55  50-55 54-55 56-59 56-59 56-58 59 (356, 3564: Add 52,000 for Super engine) 3564 Carrera GS Cpe  56-59 56-59  56-59  56-59  56-59  3658 cabriolet (2-5) 3568 roadster (T-5) 3568 Notchback ('1-51 8/02 8/02 60-61 60-61 60-61 60-61 7,627 1,685 1,233 13,010 3,367 2,911 1,330 541 140 75 541 72 525,000  $25,000 545,000 S25,000 S35,000 555,000 $50,000 585,000 (This is total production for all GS and ST cars. Numbers below included 356A Carrera GS cabriolet  3566 Carrera Speedster  3566 Carrera GT coupe  3566 Carrera ST Speedster  (There were 7 pushrod GT Speedsters built.) 3568 coupe (2-5 body) 8,556 3,091 2,649 1,048 $15,000 530,000 540,000 $10,000 3568 coupe (2-6) 3568 cabriolet (2-6) 3568 'twin grille" roadster (2-6) 3568 Notchback (T-6) Carrera 1 GS 6/00 Carrera 2 cabriolet 356( coupe 356C cabriolet 356 coupe SC 356 cabriolet SC 62-63 62-63 1962 1962 62-65 62-64 63-65 63-65 6,289 3,096 248 697 36(1 88 13,507 3,174 63-65 inc. coupe 63-65 inc cob. $16,000 530,000 $60,000 510,000 S130,000 $160, 520,000 540.000 521,500 550,000 $30 000 (Two-piece windshield until April, '52. One-piece 'bent window until Oct. '55. Standard one-piece curved from then on.) 530,000 560,000 535,000 540,000 575,000 S65,000 5100,000 5125,000 5150, 000 5150,000 5200,000 518,000 S35 , 000 550 000 515,000 000 $20,000 540,000 575,000 $15.000 5170,000 $210,000 525,000 550,000 $3 30,000 560,000 (For all 356 Porsches: Additions: sunroof, 53,000 ; Rudge wheels, 510,000; hardtop on a cabriolet, $1,000; hardtop on a Speedster, $4,000. Deductions: wrong engine per Kordex: subtract 159/0 of value. Improper exterior color for year of con: subtract 25 9/0 of value.) 911 coupe 2.0 911 coupe 1.0 911 Targa 2.0 911S coupe 2.0 9115 Torga 2.0 9111 coupe 2.0 911L Targa 2.0 10/97 9112 coupe 2.2 9112 Targa 2.2 911E coupe 2.1 911E Torgo 2.2 9115 «lupe 2.1 9115 Torga 2.2 911: Small Bumper, Short Wheelbase 65 235 66-68 67-68 67-68 67-68 68 68 69-71 69-71 69-71 69-71 69-71 69-71 10,399 1,427 4,689 1,160 1,169 307 13,019 7,303 5,027 935 1,430 2,131 $12,000 $10,000 510,000 518,000 517,000 $10,000 510,000 911: Small Bumper, Long Wheelbase $10,000 510,000 511,000 511 000 516,000 516,000 (Deduct 15 9/o for 2.01 1969 (ors.) 911T coupe 1.4 911T Targo 2.4 8/04 72-73 72-73 4/94 4/94 72-73 72-73 72-73 72-73 9,964 7,968 (Add $2,000 for 73 1/2 911T w/ CIS injection.) 911E coupe 1.4 911E Targo 1.4 9115 coupe 2.4 9115 Targa 2.4 2,490 1,916 3,180 1,914 510,000 510,000 512,01:0 $12,000 518,000 518 000 S13,000 515,000 $15,000 $25,000 $24,000 $13,000 513,000 514,000 514,000 515 000 515 000 524,000 $24,000 $15,000 515,000 515 000 $15,000 530 000 530,000 (Additions: sunroof, +51,000, soft-window torga, $3,000. Deductions: 4-speed transmission, -$1,000) Sports Car Market 7/00 6/99 6/01 (Spotter's Note: T-5 body has gas filler cop inside trunk, 1-6 has external gas filler cap.) (Add for 3568: Super engine, odd 52,000; Super-90 add $3,000.) 6/99 9/98 8/96 3/02 4/01 n/a n/a 570,000  (Subtract 51,500 for no A/C, add 51,000 for console shift automatic. 190E-16 valve  C 36 sedan  $7,500 515,000 OPEL ST  PORSCHE $3,000  5100,000 511,500 522,000 $5,500 5/04 1/04 10/00

Page 103

                     13 Camera 1251_ 'Touring"  Camera RS "Lightweight  Camera coupe 1.7 Euro  911$ coupe 2.7  911$ Targo 2.7  Carrera coupe 2.705  Carrera Tango 2.70$  Canners coupe Euro 3.0  Camera Targa Euro 3.0  911SC coupe  911SC large  911 "Weissoch" Ed.  911 Ferry Porsche Ed.  911SC cabriolet  930 Turbo coupe (3.01) 930 Turbo coupe (3.01) 930 Turbo coupe (3.31)    911 Turbo (3.31)  911 Turbo cabriolet (3.31)  911 Turbo Slant (3.31)  911 Turbo Tango (3.31)  C2 Turbo coupe (Type 964)  993 Twin Turbo  Carrera  Carrera Tango  Carrera cabriolet  Carrera  Carrera Targa  Camera cabriolet  25th Anniversaty coupe  25th Anniversary cabriolet  Speedster Carrera 2 Camera 2 Torga Camera 2 cabriolet Carrera 4 Camera 4 Targo Carrera 4 cabriolet America roadster Carrera 2 Speedster Carrera Carrera 4 Carrera cabriolet Camera 4 cabriolet Carrera Targa Carrera 4S Carrera S Turbo S Carrera Carrera 4 Carrera cabriolet Carrera 4 cabriolet Camera Turbo Carrera 'large 613 612 912 coupe (1.61) (Add $500 for Tango) 912E coupe (21) 914-4 1.71 914-6 904-66T 914R 916 (2.7 RS spec engine) 914S (aka 914-8) July 2005 (Deduct 25% for gray market) Carrera rand Speedster 84-86  8446  84-86  87-89  87-89  87-89  36,834 19,502 22,283 inc. inc. inc. 88  89  89  340 875 517,000  $17,000  $190  $21,500  $21,500  $24,500  inc. above (For USA, 120 coupes, 100 cabs, 80 target) 89 90-94 90-94 90-91 89-94 90-94 90-91 92-93 93-94 95-97 95-96 95-98 95-98 96-98 96-98 97-98 97 99-04 99-04 99-04 99-04 02-04 02-04 99-01 02-04 66-69 76 70-73 70-72 71 72 72 72 (Custom built for Porsche family members.) 2,065  964 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/o n/a n/a 925 993 46,919 int inc. ins inc. inc. inc. 180 996 n/o n/a n/a n/a n/o nil] nnt n/o 912 29,212 2,099 914 114,479 3,351 11 4 20 2 55,000 $11,000 $75,000 575,000 $75.000 $100,000 57,500 515,000 51 50 000 S125 000 S125.000 $150,000 12/99 $8,000  $8,000  $11,000 $11,000 $35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $500 575,11130 $55,000 $70,000 $165,000  $65,000 $70,000 515,000 $80,000 5110 000 $75,000 595,000 S185,000 531,000 $34,500 $37,500 $39,000 540,000 548,000 549800 $90080 549 000 $46,500 $55,500 S57,500 555 500 $61,500 560,000 5125 000 $24,500 524,500 528,000 $24,500 $24,500 $30,000 545,000 $42,880 528,000 528,000 531,000 528,500 $28,500 535,000 550,000 $47,000 $25,000 $23,500 S27,500 519,000 $19,000 $22,000 $24,500 524,500 $28,000 $29,500 $27,500 531,000 8/01 11/99 73  73  1,360 200 16,977 inc. abv. inc. obv. inc. abv. inc. obv. inc. obv. inc. abv. 35,607 27,678 408 200 4,187 75   Price Range mE  565,000 $100,000 911: Federalized Bumper 74-75  74-77  74-77  74-77  74-77  76-77  76-77  $20,000 $8,000 $8,000 59,500 59,500 514,500 514,500  911SC: Federalized Bumper, Wide-Bo 78-83  78-83  80  82  83  Turbo: 930 / 911/ 993 284 76-77  78-85  I16-89  87-89  87-89  87-89  91-93  2,596  10,004  4,363 2,002 675 657 5,125 (Add 209/o for 1992 380-hp S models. 80 built.) 96-97  n/a $15,000 515,000 517,000 517,000 517.000 516,000 518,000 $19,000    $22,000  $28,000  $25,000  $25,000  $35,000  580,000  $85,000 5140,000 $26,000 510,000 $10,000 $13,000 S13,000 S17 000 517,000 $19,000 $19,000 522,000 S22,000 S22,000 S22,000 $23,000 $27,000 (29180$ legal production. All 75, 80-85 930s are gray-market. Deduct 35% for gray market, 50% if no EPA/DOT papers.) 526,000 535,000 535,000 535,000 $42,500 $95,000 3/04 Booster Booster roadster Booster S roadster GT  97-04  00-04  04-05 Competition Cars (Price ranges for Competition Porsches are determined by provenance, completeness and originality. A car with all of its original parts and no stories will bring three to four times what a "bitsa" that has only a few authentic ports will 550 550A (Add $4,000 for factory wide-body appearance group, odd $4,000 for factory turbo-look) Carrera Club Sport  54-55 90 56-57 39 $450,000 $650,000 2/05 (Includes Le Mans coupes. Mast 5506s were said in the U.S. and hove only SCCA history. Add at least 259/0 for documented international provenance. Factory team FIA cars add 60%) RSK 69565 Aborth Concern RS 60/RS 61 904 GTS 543,000  548,000  5/00 906 Camera 6 910 58-59  59-62  60-61  63-64  908-01/908-02/908-03 917 10/0210/20/30 Camera RSR 3.0  67-68  68-69  69-71  73-74  73  (15 3.0 RSRs were built in 1973 for IROC.) Carrera RSR 2.8  959 'Komforr  86-88  907  67-68 34 21 35 120 65 34 62 70 5600,000 5500,000 $600,000 $375,000 (Production includes 104 four-cylinder 904s, 12 six-cylinder 904s 1966  5150,003  5475,000  5650,000  (25 FIA non-turbo endurance cars, 20 Con-Am type open cars 60 43  200  5800 000 5650 000 5800 000 5500,000  n/a n/a GT CRP  5395,000 520,000  528,000  540 000 S48,000 8/00 12/02 9/00  9/00  9/00  11/01  7/02  914-42.01 914-4 1.81 924 924 Turbo 914S coupe 928 9285 9285-4 9285-4 9285-4 (Add $1,500 for 92861) 928 GTS 944 coupe  944 coupe  944 coupe  94452 cabriolet 968 coupe 968 cabriolet 73-76 74-76 7742 78-83 87-88 78-82 83-86 87-88 89-90 91-92 93-95  83-85  86-87  88-89  89-91  90-91  92-93  92-93  4 inc. abv. inc. oho. 924 122,304 12,356 n/a 928 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/o 944 n/a n/a n/a ('S' add $750, Turbo add $2,000, 'S' Turbo odd $2,500.) 94452 coupe  n/a n/a n/a n/a Booster 54,000 $5.000 55.500 $9,000 513.000 $14,000 518,000 $6,500 57,000 58,000 $13,000 519,000 519,500 525,000 S6,000 59,000 512,000 $18 000 522,000 530,000  $8,000 $12,000 513,500 $23,000 $28,000 $46,000 5/05  $3,500 $3,500 $4500 $4,500 55,500 $6,000 $6,000  55.000 $9,000 $7,500 0-6 (3-liter) coupe 0-8 Torpedo D-8C coupe 0-85 cabriolet 0-8 155 coupe 0-885 cabriolet D-8 105 cabriolet 0-8 120 cabriolet DELAHAYE 1350S coupe 13505 cabriolet 1350 coupe 1359 cabriolet 13505 cabriolet DELOREAN DMC-12 includes 3 gold-plated cars DUAL-GHIA convertible coupe FACEL VEGA HK500 Forel II Facet III HISPANO SUIZA 96 cabriolet 86 Phaeton 068 cabriolet H68 convertible Sedan H6C Phaeton 112 Type 68 cabriolet 06 cabriolet HONDA 7/03 6 cit ht-cylinder 904s) S600,000  $650,000 51,000,000  5250,000  5300,000  $150,000  $650,000  51,300,000 S2,000,000 5375,000 5450,000 5175,000  S800 000 12/95 1/98 10/98  Micrto Mime RX-7 NISSAN 30000 30000 Turbo 30000 twin turbo 30070 twin turbo 7/02 30070 twin turbo Deduct $1000 for 2+2 bad PEGASO 9/04 (Some 959s were built up from parts, and YIN numbers higher than 290 have been observed. 'Komforr street models were equipped with power leather seats, a/c,'In, etc.) ENASA coupe Sooutchik coupe Saoulthik cabriolet Touring coupe (flat windshield) IOU e Panoramira Touri  RENAULT ETCETERINI ACURA NSX coupe  Ng coupe  BRICK LIN . • CITROEN 550,000  $12,000  DATSUN 1600 convertible 2000 convertible 2402 2407 2607 2807 28020 DELAGE D-6 65 cabriolet D-6 70 coupe 8-670 cabriolet 0-6 75 coupe 0-675 cabriolet 66-70  68-79  70  71-73  74-75  75-78  79-83  34-35  37-39  38-39  38-39  38- c/a n/a 148,115 n/a n/a n/a n/a 39  0:1. 250 inc int int inc $5,000 $6,500 $7,000 $5,000 $4,500 $3,000 S35 000 $40,000 S45,000 $45,000 555,000 $8,000 $10,500 $11,500 $8,500 $7,500 $5,500 $5,000 $60 ,000 $65,000 $701810 $70,000 $80,000 2/00 $75,000 $14,500 91-99  00-03  n/a n/a (Deduct 15./o for automatic, add Pk for 1-top.) $10,000  $15,000 530,000  $55,000  550,000 575,000 SAAB 61750 61850/Monte Carlo Sonett II Sonett III TALBOT-LAGO T150C coupe T150( convertible Record Type 26 sedan Record Type 16 cabriolet Grand Sport coupe Grand St ort cabriolet TOYOTA 200061 MR2 MR2 VOLVO P1800 18005 1800E 1800E5 1800ESi 58-62 63-67 67-69 70-74 34-39  34-39  47-56  47-56  53-54  53-54  85-87  88-89 61-63 63-69 70-72 72-73 74 3,576 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/ n/a n/o n/a n/a 166,104 Inc 6,000 23,993 9,414 8,078 n/o $13,000  57,000 $7,500 54.500 $4,750 $00,000 595.000 $10,500 S50 000 $50,000 570,000  $105 000 S2,000 52000 58 500 58,500 $9,500 59.500 $9,500 S18,000 St 0 500 SI1,000 $6.500 57000 5100 000 $130 000 5 526 500 566 OCT '70 000 5100 000 $ISO 000 53000 53,500 $10 500 513,000 S14 000 S14 500 515,000 2/01 6/03 6/03 50-52 52-55 52-54 53-57 55-57 14 14 4 30 8 $244000 5150,000 $150,000 $250,000 5230,000 S280 000 S170 000 5170000 5290000 970000 46-49 29-31 29-33 30-33 32-34 34-35 34-35 36-39 inc est. 2000 inc inc inc inc ins ins $45,000 $140,000 $110,000 $150,000 $65,000 $65,000 $ 150,000 5250,000  565,000 $200,000 5160 000 S220 000 $95,000 $105,000 $250,000 5350 000 (Prices for factory coachwork. Cars with unusual coachwork may be worth up to three times the amount 35-39 35-39 46-53 46-53 46-53 n/a n/a n/a n/o n/a 565.000 5148.000 S56.000 5100,000 5115,000 580,000 $210,000 $72,000 5175,000 S195.000 (Exam lee with exceptional and fully documented history can and do command exceptional rices 81-83  56-58  61-63  59-61  62-64  62-64  19-24 19-24 24-28 24-28 28-31 31-38 33-39 f.583 n/a n/a 500 184 1,500 n/a n/o n/o n/o n/o n/o n/a  515,000  565,000  546,000  527.000 $45,000 S12,000 5165 000 5155.000 5175.000 $155,000 525,000 595,000 570,000 $46,000 $75,000 $20,000 $245,000 $225,000 S250,000 $220,000 $450,000 $600,000 5320 000 5150,000  56500  99-04 79 80-85 84-87 84-87 88-90 91-93 94-96 n/a n/a n/o n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 54.000 58,000 53,500 $2500 $2,500 $2,750 $3,500 $6,000 59,0130 59,500 S9,000 $20,000 $5,500 $5,000 54,250 $4,500 56,500 $10,000 $17,000 $450,000 $210,000 Price Range e Price Range 3 1 01/02 01/02 105

Page 104

Motobilia Carl Bomstead About a Million Dollars' Worth of Signs He offered the collection to several well-heeled buyers in the $750,000 to $800,000 range, but there were no takers G ary Runyon is not the kind of guy who sits on the sidelines and watches others get waist-deep in the action. His friends refer to him as a workaholic, driven, committed, and any number of other terms that describe someone who gets the job done. He owned a successful equipment rental business in the Indianapolis area until about six years ago, when one of the big boys made him an offer he could not refuse. Part of the deal was a non-compete agreement that would last for five years, so Runyon started looking around for something else to do. Collecting automotive signs was an obvious pastime, as Runyon grew up around cars and had always been fascinated with engines. His family owned a dirt track when he was growing up, and as a kid he built a V8 engine virtually from scratch. At first, Runyon was buying anything and everything that came along, a common lack of strategy that plagues newbie collectors. But after a year or two, he came to the realization that one great piece was better than a bunch of lesser items, so the direction of his collecting shifted gears. With the help of several noted dealers, some rare and high-quality items started finding their way into Runyon's garage. HELLO RENTALS, GOODBYE SIGNS Nothing is ever static, especially with Runyon, and when his non-compete ran out he decided to get back into the equipment rental business. He announced his new venture with a controversial billboard placed at a major intersection. A large—actually, very large—unclothed woman's back filled the billboard, which said, "Runyon Rentals Is Back in a Big Way." As would be expected, this created some outrage, but Runyon told the irate callers that the woman was his wife. This was not true, but it left the protesters with nothing more to say. Re-establishing the rental business left little time for sign collecting, so Runyon decided to let the collection go. He offered it to several well-heeled buyers for a figure in the $750,000 to $800,000 range, but there were no takers. The decision was made to sell it all at a no-reserve auction and Aumann Auctions was selected to make it happen. Of the almost 900 lots, over 60 were unusual automotive dealership advertising signs, most of high quality. There were also half a dozen dealership advertising clocks, one of the more extensive offerings in recent memory. The bidders came to Indy in full force, and, along with more than 200 bidders registered on the Internet, made sure little if anything fell through the cracks. Several rather plain but high quality Chrysler dealer signs brought serious money, with a double-sided De Soto-Plymouth Sales and Service sign with only a minor flaw realizing $7,425. A 42-inch Dodge "Job-Rated" Truck Sales and Service sign rated at 9+ brought $7,150, surprising as truck signs normally don't bring that kind of money. A Packard Service sign in the shape of the Packard radiator brought $7,150, a bit less than the recent going rate. The condition was good, but the hanging bracket was homemade, which was likely the reason it did not bring more. A rare, early, triangleshaped Packard Genuine Parts sign brought only $4,400. There are only a couple of these 30-inch signs known, and I would guess that if this one had not been completely restored it would have sold in the $10,000 range. There were several restored signs offered here, and as is usually the case, they sold for about half of what a good original would bring. An unusual early Fisk Tire clock with 106 Auction:  Aumann Auctions, Gary Runyon Sale ; Indianapolis, IN; April 30-May 1, 2005 Highlight: Cadillac-La Salle Porcelain Sign—Lot 97 Sale Price: S14,300 including 10% buyer's premium neon and a spinning second hand brought an astounding $10,450, which has to be some sort of record for an automotive-related clock. It had the image of the Fisk Tire boy with his arm through a Fisk tire and a candle in his hand about to "re-tire." When Runyon purchased the clock it did not have the actual tire that surrounded the clock, but through a stroke of luck, he located the exact Fisk tire that is featured in the image on the clock. A 30- by 24-inch, double-sided Cadillac porcelain sign was expected to attract some serious bidding. The sign had the Cadillac logo and "V8" and "V16" on it, along with the La Salle logo and "V8." This would date the sign to about 1930, when Cadillac introduced the V16 and the V12 was still a year from being launched. Other versions of the sign also include the V12 insignia, so that pinpoints this example. It sold for $14,300, which was less than expected, as the condition was not that great. One side had several chips and had lost some luster, while the better side had a chip the size of a silver dollar in the center. At the end of the two-day event, bidders had paid close to $900,000 for Runyon's collection, and some new price points had been established. This was the most telling auction of the past several years and continues to illustrate the escalation of value for quality automotive signs.* Sports Cot Market

Page 105

concorso IALIAN CY Concorso Italian° - A Celebration of Italian Style Presented by. GIRARD-PERREGAUX Celebrating our 20th Anniversary Friday, August 19, 2005 • 9:30 - 5:00 Black Horse Golf Course • Monterey Bay • California Featuring: Alfa Romeo • 40th Anniversary of the Lamborghini Miura • Ferrari Superamerica • Ferrari F430 • Maserati Gransport • The Kruse Select Auction Concorso organizers have partnered with Traffic and Parking experts with over 20 years experience on the Monterey Peninsula managing such events as the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, the Concours d'Elegance, and the AT&T Golf Classic. • Provide fully-coordinated traffic management.  Traffic Flow and Parking Plans include: • Optional exit ramps off Hwy 1.  • Increased on-site parking to 11 Golf Course fairways, and 5 parking entrances to accommodate all Gold Class and Participant Parking. • Main Entrance to the Golf Course restricted to Exhibitors and vendors.  • Will Call" at all four easy-to-access gates, coordinated electronically. • Visit our Web site to view the new traffic flow layout. REGISTER YOUR CAR OR PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS: Web: www.concorso.com • Email: ci@concorso.com • Tel: (425) 742-0632 Presented by:  GP GIRARD-PERREGAUX ,Supportina Sponsor:  MEGUlAR'S GM 10 In Association with: erer,n6ozghbil Participating Sponsors: Premier Financial Services OREGON SCIENTIFIC 1Q,4tr_cx • IIflELLI ow  REGIONE SICILIANA

Page 106

Bike Buys Paul Duchene 1958-65 Ariel Leader and Arrow The press loved it, but, as is often the case, they were entirely wrong T he dawn of a new age for Ariel motorcycles came in 1958 with the 250-cc Leader. While it was a revolutionary bike, it ultimately led to the company's demise. During all of 1957, the SeIly Oak, Birmingham, company had sold just two 1,000-cc Square Fours. Its flagship sorely needed an overhaul it couldn't afford and its other four-stroke heavyweights were anonymously mediocre. But Val Page, the company's creative designer, had the idea to head in another direction altogether, away from the conventional motorcycle market. been designed for a British Army generator. It was laid on its side like a BMW K100 and air-cooled by a ducted fan. This new bike would have an electric starter and shaft •; drive, but only one was built before 6 the Army canceled the project and consigned Ariel to history. Rabid -1 fans, of course, speculate that it 5 2 might have saved the company. Perry Owen, a longtime Ariel enthusiast from Silverado Canyon, CA, and the vice president of the Ariel Motorcycle Club of North America (www.arielnorthamerica The Arrow pointed Ariel away from the motorcycle mainstream  He was influenced by the huge influx of scooters into the two-wheeled market, led by Lambretta and Vespa and copied badly by everybody else. Page thought there should be a design that met both camps halfway, a vehicle that would combine the best traits of bikes and scooters alike. It would eschew the step-through frame and tiny 10-inch wheels in order to maintain a real motorcycle image. But it would still be easy to ride, weatherproof, practical and relatively maintenance-free, just like a scooter. The company bet the farm on retooling for Page's creation, the 250-cc Leader. It hit every target he aimed for, but still failed to win the hearts of enthusiasts. It must have been a huge disappointment to him that so many of his ideas reappeared on the first generation Honda Dream only five years later. Page started with a clean sheet. His 250-cc two-stroke twin (based on a German Adler) was suspended from the underside of a pressed steel beam that extended from the steering head to the rear suspension. The engine was totally enclosed behind detachable panels, and remarkably advanced. The halves of the crank were bolted and keyed together, so the engine could be rebuilt without having to split the case. The fuel tank was placed under the seat within the beam and the seat hinged up for refueling. A dummy tank in front was actually a good-sized storage area with a lockable lid. The bodywork featured integrated leg shields, a windshield, a full dashboard including ammeter, a height-adjustable headlight, flashing turn signals and streamlined hard bags. An efficient trailing link front suspension and a fully enclosed chain guard completed the package, which was offered in bright colors with whitewall tires. The press loved it, but, as is often the case, they were entirely wrong. The Leader didn't click with the younger generation, as it was too sensible for budding bikers. How can you be a bad boy on a quiet red and grey bike with a big 108  windshield? How do you attach clip-on bars to pressed-steel forks? Scooter buyers were equally unimpressed, put off by the comparative size of the Leader and easily seduced by the simple financing programs underwritten by Lambretta and Vespa. Ariel was in a real bind, but gave it another go. The company wasted no time stripping the Leader of its windshield and leg shields, and ditching the engine cover and the dashboard. The result was the Arrow, a lighter and cheaper bike that wasn't quite as weird, and it became a relative success compared to its progenitor. A Super Sports Arrow followed, with horsepower bumped from 17.5 to 20; these are often referred to as Golden Arrows because of their color. Hermann Meier started tuning these as race bikes and Peter Inchley, Cecil Sandford and Mike O'Rourke enjoyed some success on them, including a seventh place finish for O'Rourke in the 1960 Isle of Man Lightweight TT. But the real potential market for Ariel was supposed to be the U.S., and here the Leader and Arrow both laid an egg. Americans didn't care about allweather equipment, as they've always viewed motorcycles as fair weather fun. It didn't matter that the Leader had few warranty claims and could return 70 mpg at 60 mph—very few were sold here. By 1966 sales were dwindling and not even a 200-cc Arrow designed to help novice riders lower their insurance premiums was able to keep the company alive. But Val Page wouldn't give up, and stayed on past retirement to try and get his final big idea into production. It was a 600cc, four-cylinder Leader, built around an inline engine that had .org), has owned his Leader for 15 years. He also has enough spare parts to assemble six more. He recommends anyone looking for a Leader or Arrow try and find a complete bike with a known history. It goes without saying that membership in the Ariel club is strongly recommended. Arrows and Leaders are reliable compared to other British bikes, but that's still a relative term. Mechanical parts are still available, but bodywork and accessories are made of unobtainium, even in England. Pistons, rings, seats, cables, and tires are available through Draganfly Motorcycles in England (www.draganfly.co.uk ). Because of the ability to split the crank with the engine in place, Owen reckons a complete engine and transmission rebuild can be accomplished in under eight hours. Crank and oil seals made by Viton have lasted 15 years in his bike. Perfect Ariel owner: Drives an Easter egg-colored Nash Metropolitan Rating (***** is best): Fun to ride: *** Ease of maintenance: **** Appreciation potential: ** Attention getter: **** Years produced: 1958-65 Number produced: 35,200. Original list price: 071-E199 (S4271497) (1960) SCM Valuation: 11,000-15,000 Tune-up/major service: under 850 DIY Engine: 249-cc, air-cooled, two-stroke twin Transmission: 4-speed Weight: 275-300 lb. Engine #: below left cylinder on case Frame #: under seat Colors: light gray or ivory with red/blue/dark gray/gold/green The Arrow and Leader engines are simple and should start easily with some smoke, as they use pre-mix. Stock mufflers are very quiet, and there should be no engine noise above the usual two-stroke ring-ding-ding. Beyond that, brakes and steering are light and reasonably effective and the whole experience is quite civilized for the time. While they never sold well, Leaders and Arrows attracted contrarian owners in their time and good examples can still be found cheaply in England. Today the bikes provide enjoyable vintage-style transportation. But more important, they are guaranteed to involve an owner in lengthy conversations with other Ariel fanatics about what might have been, just as Fl aficiondos while away hours musing about Sir Stirling's career if he hadn't had the horrendous crash. Especially when done over a pint or two of beer, there might be no finer way to pass the time.• Sports for Market

Page 107


Page 108

Book Reviews BENTLEY: THE STORY Author:  Andrew Frankel Publisher: Redwood Publishing, 2003 Specs:  ISBN:  Price:  Rating:  HB-242 pp; 80 color, 130 b/w photographs; includes CD ; 10.5" x 12.25" 0-9517751-9-7 S75 For Wanna-Be Bentley Boys: *** For General Readers: ** In his introduction, author Andrew Frankel writes: "This, then, is much more than a simple chronology of the rise, fall and resurrection of a car company. It is a human story that follows the course of one man's dream, the fortunes of those who helped make it a reality on both road and track, and those who picked up the reins and crawled, walked and once more ran with the marque over the decades that followed." For the reader, what follows is a narrative which aims to get at the juiciest bits of Bentley's illustrious history. Frankel summarizes what has already been written in more concentrated works, and uses W.O. Bentley's own anecdotes, which are taken from various parts of his three autobiographies. Rare archived photography gives readers a glimpse of the company's rise to prominence on the roads and race tracks during the age of the "Bentley Boys." Also included are dozens of period newspaper clippings, dealership advertisements, and the first-ever road test of the 3-Liter Bentley from The Autocar, dated January 24, 1920. Frankel's book differs from its predecessors in that it includes turbulent decades of mismanagement and brand blandness into the VW-Audi era. He spends a good deal of space cataloging Bentley's resurgence, from development of the Continental GT to the EXP Speed 8's rise to glory at Le Mans. Bentley: The Story is neither thorough nor incomplete, but falls somewhere in between. Diehard enthusiasts won't get much they don't already know, while casual readers will get only part of the story. It includes a rather pointless CD with some images and the biographies of Bentley's current executives, which I am sure will please them to no end.—Stefan Lombard MASERATI TIPO 63, 64, 65: BIRDCAGE TO SUPERCAGE Author:  Willem Oosthoek Publisher: Dalton Watson Fine Books, 2004 Website: www.daltonwatson.com Specs:  ISBN:  Price:  S140/S650 for special edition Ratings: For '60s Sports Racing Fans: ***** For General Sports Car Fanatics: **** Though just ten of Maserati's potent, rear-engined Birdcage sports racers were built, author Willem Oosthoek has managed to fill this big book with an exhaustive and competent history of each. At the same time, he has gone beyond a mere cataloging of data, so that the reader feels he has been granted full access to one of the most intriguing machines of sports car racing. The first few chapters are given over to the front-engined Tipos 60 and 61, as well as an overview of the competition Maserati faced in both Europe and America from marques as varied as Ferrari, Porsche, and Scarab—even Max Balchowsky's Old Yaller. Oosthoek then goes on to detail the rise of the rear-engined Birdcage and the major players who would pilot them to victories around the world. The later chapters each tell the story of a different race. All the major events are summarized nicely, from the Tipo 63's debut at Sebring 1961 to the Tipo 65's final run at Le Mans 1965. Each race includes a complete entry list with results. In addition, a thorough appendix details the competition histories for all ten chassis produced. As historian for the U.S. Maserati Club, Oosthoek came into the project with a solid foundation from which to write. Couple that with more than a decade of research and collected interviews with many of the principal figures in the Birdcage story, and it is easy to see how this labor of love became an authoritative work on Maserati's effective sports racers. To complete the look and feel of this large book, an attractive collection of period black and white photographs accompanies the author's engaging, well-paced text. You don't have to be a Trident aficionado to appreciate Maserati Tipo 63, 64, 65: Birdcage to Supercage. Anyone interested in bolstering his knowledge of the glory days of sports car racing will take much from this handsome, well-written book.—S.L. FERRARI: A CHAMPION'S VIEW Author:  Phil Hill, with photography by John Lamm Publisher: Dalton Watson Fine Books, 2004 Website: www.daltonwatson.com Specs:  ISBN:  Price:  Rating:  For Phil Hill Fans: ***** For General Readers: **** readers on a journey through the A Scuderia's most impressive sports cars than the matt who raced so many of them to great success for more than a decade? This is more than "just another Ferrari book." Who better to take  HB-192 pp; 190 color, 30 b/w photographs ; 9.75" x 13.25" 1-85443-212-5 S80 the 815 and Corsa Spyder, as well as the 212 Export Touring, the 250MM and the 340MM, in which he first made his name as a quick young man from California. He also includes the mighty Testa Rossas, in which he IIIL ‘,.,11RizAlz! G AM PI( ‘,..--"""" –.11,4N FI This handsome book is a compilation of the articles Phil Hill penned as a special correspondent to Road & Track. There is a conversational familiarity to the tales, as though he is saying, "Let me tell you a story." Through these stories, Hill shares an insider's knowledge of the machines, the races, and the men who made Ferrari's competitive presence so special. The cars featured include some of the greats that predated Hill's Ferrari tenure, like would score his finest victories. Hill even profiles a classic Ferrari Transporter, of which he writes: "They were always there, ready and able, probably the most dependable part of the entire Ferrari race team." There is an honesty to Hill's words that illustrates just how bittersweet racing was during the period, but also how necessary it was to press on in the face of great loss. Death plays a part in many of his stories, and one chapter, "Ascari and Dying," pays homage to some of the greats who lost their lives during this dangerous time. Accompanied by first-rate color photog- , I ■ ,, .1 , raphy by R&T editor-at-large John Lamm, Ferrari: A Champion's View shines as a trip across one man's memorable career, as well as a tribute to some of the beautiful cars which propelled him, and others, to countless victories on both sides of the Atlantic.—S.L. Sports Car Market HB-336 pp; 350 b/w photographs; 9.75" x 13.25" 1-85443-205-2

Page 109

Neat Stuff Bengt Halvorson  Glovebox Notes FEET TO PALMS Natural Auto Products produces the best looking and most durable palm-fiber floor mats, and can make custom-sized mats to fit any application. Shown here is a custom mat in an application where aftermarket speakers have been placed on the floor of the vehicle. Price: $55.00-$189.95. Cocomats, 800.461.3533, www.cocomats.com . FATIGUE CAP Fl GLOVES Developed with Jamo Trulli, Christian Fittipaldi, Paul Tracy, and Richard Burns, these Alpinestar racing gloves feature Pittards Fireproof Digital leather for palm protection. The rally version adds Mustang suede for grip and also a padded palm. Twin layers of Nomex help protect the back of the hand and wrist. Available in several colors, sized from S to XXL. Price: $104.95 per pair. Alpinestars, 310.891.0222, www .alpinestars.com. /YR FERRARI SCOPE Pack these new Ferrari Speed View binoculars and show your allegiance to the prancing horse. Designed in cooperation with Ferrari, including UV protection and multi-coated lenses, they're ultra compact yet stable and powerful enough for your next track event. Finished in Ferrari Red. Price: $199.99. Olympus America, 800.622.6372, wwvv.olympusamerica.com . This handy trucker's hat detects downward tilt of the head—which probably signals that you're snoozing behind the wheel—and wakes you up with a beeping noise. Includes a built-in lamp; uses two AA batteries. We wouldn't recommend using this as a way to stay safe, but have your navigator wear it to avoid getting lost again. More fun than a dunce cap! Price: $25. TrukSafe America, 800.452.1458, www.truksafeamerica.com . Price as tested: $31,140 Likes: Continuously variable transmission ekes every last available bit of power out of Ford's Duratec V6; no chance of being pulled over by the authorities due to fuddy-duddy styling and anemic engine Gripes: Driving dynamics even worse than Ford Five Hundred; ditto for the styling; 203 hp and a 4,100-lb curb weight mean this land barge can't get out of its own way; how long is this thing anyway? Fun to drive: ** Fun to look at: * Overall experience: ** Verdict: The blandness of every aspect of this SUV could only have come from a Ford focus group, one that clearly couldn't master basic laws of automotive proportion. I can't quite remember the last time I needed to transport seven adults, but next time I do, calling for a second cab seems to make a lot more sense than buying one of these.—Jeff Sabatini 2005 ACURA RL A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM stable. ***** is best 2005 FORD FREESTYLE *OP MOPAR MAGNETS If you've caught muscle car fever, get these favorite Mopar muscle cars up on the fridge. It's a lot cheaper than bidding at Barrett-Jackson, and maybe it'll hold you over until you find that just-right 'Cuda. The set includes four magnets, U.S.-made, of course. Price: $11. Chrysler Gift Gallery, 877.777.7214, www.gifigallery .chryslencom VINTAGE WEATHER STATION Put this on your desk and dream of the open road. The clock in the center looks like a speedometer, while the temperature gauge and barometer look like tachometers. Wood finish with chromed bezels. Price: $29.95. Exoticar, 800.348.9159, www.exoticar.com . July 2005  Price as tested: $49,470 Likes: Responsive high-revving V6 and performance-tuned all-wheel drive system; sophisticated, sporty exhaust tone; excellent attention to the design details inside and out; center console stack feels like high-end audio; realtime traffic info for nay system; excellent Bose sound with active noise cancellation; flawless assembly Gripes: Unduly complex nay/climate/sound interface; back seat not as roomy as expected; boring sedan shape means it blends in with everything else in the parking lot Fun to drive: *int* Fun to look at: ** Overall experience: **lc* Verdict: Honda's tech flagship feels leaner and more sophisticated than its competitors, and it's just as fast as many competing V8s. But for all the style, personality, and competence, there's one almost insurmountable problem: What does the Acura name mean to the uppities at the country club?—Bengt Halvorson• 111

Page 110

Mystery Photo Answers For free shrimp, automotive journalists will go anywhere. —Al Nelson, Pentwater, MI RUNNER UP: "Quick, Lutz - is coming!"—Steve Thomas, Bronxville, NY "Abracadabra! Ladies and gentlemen, I will now make a car disappear from before your eyes...psst, have you guys got it disassembled yet?"—Susan Lane, Nashville, TN "I'm beginning to think those three gorgeous models we met are trying to give us the brush-off by telling us to meet them here after the Auto Show."—Oliver D. Cromwell, Bronxville, NY C'mon. Either make your point or crap out. The show's about to start!—Pete Feigert, Brownsburg, IN OK, now can you see the luminescent markings on the gauges?—Shane Maffaway, Lighthouse Point, FL We've finally discovered Joseph Lucas, the Prince ofDarkness. He only comes out in the dark, so just turn the lights out.—Lawrence Gettleman, Louisville, KY "I'm not certain, but it must be a Graham Hollywood because it's got a Dagmar top and Dolly Parton fenders.---Mike McClelland, Seneca, SC The new line of Lotus Elise portable garages maintains the authentic entry/exit modality of their namesake motorcar.—Barry Weiss, Newburgh, NY Yup, it's got a Hemi!—Reinhard Kreutzer, Kingsport, TN GM, in a creative effort to dissuade employees from seeking traditional, costly hospital care, today announced the opening of a mobile surgery center at the Geneva Auto Show.—John Motroni, San Francisco, CA Honey, does this drop cloth make my butt look big?—David Libby, West Des Moines, IA Butt-ugly car designers go about their business.— Katherine Dean, Georgetown, 7X Never would have figured they could design a weirderlooking RX-8.—John Fontaine, Westport CT Geez, you SCM guys will do anything to make that dumb Fiat look like an F I can—Peter Zimmermann, Bakersfield, CA Thanks to Al Nelson for pointing out the lengths our fellow scribes will go to chase down free food. For his insight, he will receive a sure-to-be-collectible-someday 1:18 scale model, courtesy of Dave Kinney 's USAppraisal.—ED.* This Month's Mystery Photo Response Deadline: June 25, 2005 Our Photo, Your Caption Be the author of the most accurate, creative or provocative response and receive a sure-to-becollectible-someday 1/18-scale collector car model, courtesy of USAppraisal. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503.253.2234; e-mail: mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket.com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Please include your name and contact information. Send us your mystery photo! If we use it, you'll get an official "SCM Fright Pig Inspector" cap. E-mail photos at 300 dpi in JPEG format. 112 Sports for Market

Page 111

 Please do more on Japanese collect- ibles.—Rex Birkmire, Longwood, FL I recently looked through some of the late Fred Amigo's blue-paper Alfa Market Letters. What a metamorphosis, and all to the good.--Norman Vogel, San Francisco, CA. 1 grew up a few blocks from Fred in San Francisco, and got to drive his SS and his SZ back and forth to Reno several times. He was a kind man, an Alfa fan, and a good friend. He is missed—ED. The best read all month. Cars to dream about, along with cars I own.—Elliot Miller, Northbrook, IL I would love to read a highly detailed car search or vehicle inspection piece geared toward the novice collector, e.g., I'm looking for a '67-73 Porsche 911. Have Jim Schrager write up a search. Thank you for a great magazine.—Blair Haarlow, Oak Brook, IL When is Keith Martin writing a book on Alfa Romeo?—Richard Sutton, Jr., Honolulu, HI. It will be out this July just in time for the Alfa National Convention and Monterey—ED. The best car mag of all time. The humor cracks me up! (Thanks for the prepaid envelope for my renewal.)—L.J. Rockie, Bend, OR Comments With Your Renewal I love your magazine. My favorite section is the auction results.—Rich Lambert, Granite Falls, WA This may be my last renewal. The focus of your magazine has moved far away from cars the average subscriber can afford. Soon you will be nothing more than a journal for the gold chain set to show off how rich they are. The simple love and joy of cars is being lost.—H.C. Dees, Granger, MI sake Japanese cars.—Harry Hart, Palm Desert, CA. Harry we use "etceterini" to describe any car that is not covered by the term German, American, English, Alfa Romeo or Ferrari. Yes, we're a little loose with our definition, but that shouldn 't surprise you. Just ask the Healey 100-4 guys what they think of our lexicon.—ED. Keep up articles on American Specials like 01' Yeller I-9.—James Edwards, Show Low, AZ How about a list of all auction results posted on your Web site?—Sal Chola, Malibu, CA. Those are available to SCM Gold subscribers.—ED. An "etceterini" is Italian, and includes cars ending in "ii," with a few exceptions, such as Siata. Please in future price guides refrain from using the term to describe German, Swedish, and for god's My favorite car mag, and I get six. More articles covering low-end collectibles (under $75k) for people like me who can't afford the real collectibles.—David Daniels, Marietta, GA Concentrate on sports cars, nationally and internationally. Start a separate magazine: "Old American, Muscle Car, and Silver Auctions 1-800-255-4485 www.SilverAuctions.com Hot August Nights '11■■ .0"8( te.  ía ' Our Largest Nostalgic Car A: Over 900 Ms fill the Reno/Sparks Convention Center during this 4•day event. Here you will find the most Street Rods and American Muscle offered for sale under one roof. The first three days have vehicles 1972 or earlier. Sunday begins with cone hour long memorabilia auction of automobile collectibles including gas pumps and signs. Presented by Silver Auctions and 1351 Custom Rod and Restorations. Jackson Hole, Wyoming At the hose of the Teton Mountains, our Jackson Hole sale is considered by many to be the best auction of the year. You couldn't ask for a more beautiful setting for our 150 car auction during the 4th of July Weekend and Yellowstone National Park is just 30 minutes to the north. We always net world record prices at this annual event. t  Att lot #68, 1958 GM( 100 Step Pickup 11111111.‘ t Lot #666,1954 Chevrolet Corvette I wish that subscribers could place ads like in the old days. I originally resubscribed because I was looking for a good Duetto.—Michael Barricks, Piedmont, CA. In fact, we now have more subscriber ads than ever before in our Showcase Gallery—all with photos.—ED. Bring back the artwork covers. SCM developed nicely over the past six years, but the new covers suck big time!—Jurgen Rott, Bad Arolsen, Germany. Jurgen, as SCM continues to grow its presence in the marketplace, we need covers that indicate what is inside the magazine. Currently, the car featured on each cover is profiled inside the magazine, unlike the "art" covers, where there was no relationship between the picture on the cover and the contents. Personally, 1 found the Boomerang and Duesenberg covers to be striking as well as newsstand-effective.—ED.* Resto-Rod Magazine."—Thomas Keller, Manitowoc, WI Lot #728, 1957 Buick flJiirii iiot-August Nights August 4-7 CALENDAR  :VENTS Dietrich Estate Auction 'June 4th - 30+ cars 'Coeur d'Alene, ID. June 18th. 150 cars July 'Jackson Hole, WY- July 2nd- 3rd - August - Reno, NV - Aug. 4 - 7th - September 'Sun Valley, ID - October 850 cars Sep. 3 - 4th - 250 cars Portland, Oregon. Oct. 1s1-150 cars November Spokane, Washington - Nov 5th 'Arizona in the Fail- Nov 12-I3h ''Flagship Auction • - I 1975 Sanger Built Nostalgia Circle  2000 Allison Monte Carlo NO RESERVE Estate Auction Near Oroville, California .Saturday, June 4, 2005 Jim Dietrich's Collection. The sole includes nostalgia racing boats, race cars, drag cars some fuel altered), collector cars and pickups, project cars, Cushman golf cart two vehicle, racing engines, and trailers. All selling at NO RESERVE. Visit mov.silveraudions.com or more photos and descriptions. tt - 44 44,f-9,i5, Cushman Golf Cart 150 cars 1 bwri—.4Jacgson Hole, Wyoming • July 2.-3 iftrai Lot #791, 1937 Ford Delivery AUCTIONS July 2005 .„0.0 1111111° 1992 Spiker Bantam Roadster 1979 Curtis Built Nostalgia Circle 1965 Chevrolet It Nova Tractor Trailer Exterior 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 113

Page 112

SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCMwebsite listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $44/month ($66 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 3 ways to submit your ad: E-mail: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com . We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snailmail: Showcase, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. ENGLISH 1966 Sunbeam Tiger Exceptional example, full nut and bolt restoration. Engine built to 285 hp. Completely detailed engine compartment, underside, and trunk. Must see and drive. Buy the car for the cost of the restoration. $55,000. See photos on wymcontinentalautosports .com. 630.655.3535. (IL) 1933 Rolls-Royce Shooting Brake ur  IIl III "" "  IIIIIIIIM• I - 41 90111 I Spectacular car with incredible, well-documented history. Brewster Green, tan leather, wonderful original wood. Runs and drives without fault. $79,500/offer. Matthew L deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670, www.deGarmoLtd.com . (CT) 1952 Jaguar C-Type Pastel green with green leather. A beautiful, accurate recreation with a factory spec. tube frame and an aluminum body. Only 3,200 miles since construction. The engine is a 1952 XK120 with a (-type alloy sump and extensive modifications: 3.8 liter displacement, D-type cams, big valves, ported, polished, sand cast SUs, C-type exhaust manifold and lightweight flywheel. The engine runs smoothly, revs enthusiastically and makes more power than you will ever need. The gear-box is a Moss 4-speed. The rear axle is the correct trailing arm with a Panhard rod, LSD and transverse torsion bar. The front suspension and steering rack are as original. Right hand drive. The brakes are C-type drums all around. All eledrics, instruments, switches, and interior equipment are correct C-type. The wheels are 16" wires with Dunlop racing tires. The car is a joy to drive and very fast. Experience period C-type driving for a fraction of the cost of the real thing. $119,900, trades? See photos at www .continentalautosports.com. 630.655.3535. (IL) California LHD car. Overdrive, twin exhaust, front disc brakes, documented restoration by enthusiastic AMOC member. 617.513.0388. Photos and info: www.donrose.com . (MA) 1960 Jaguar 3.0 Liter Mk II Older restoration, well maintained, great driver condition. Classic Showcase Buy/Restore/Sell. 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600, www.classicshowcase.com (CA) 1965 Austin Healey 3000 Roadster Nice driver, restored several years ago, tight and usable, not rusty, black over red with a black interior. $26,900, Trades? See photos on www .continentalautosports.com. 630-655-3535. (IL) 1967 Jaguar 3.8 Liter Mk II Elegant black coupe, LHD, 5-spd. Excellent history and condition, superb driver, strong and sharp. 617.513.0388. Photos and info: www.donrose .com. (MA) B-W 5-speed in silver/w navy hides, fresh body off, air, CD sound, 9 other avail. $59,900. 480.951.0777. www.docsjags.com (AZ) Matching numbers, special equipment; red with tan leather, black top. Not a restored car, but a fanatically maintained original with recent, professional, documented engine, transmission and suspension rebuild by marque specialist. Drive anywhere with complete confidence. $59,500 firm. Matthew L deGarmo Ltd 203.852.1670. www.degarmoltd .com . (CT) 1958 Aston Martin DB 2/4 Mk III All-aluminum recreation. Authentic to the screw. New Zealand manufactured. $125,000. 480.951.0777, www.docsjags.com , world's largest Jaguar Web site. (AZ) 1963 Jaguar XKE FHC 1954 Jaguar XI(120 Roadster _ 43_ 1963 Jaguar D-type Series II car in original condition with just 49,000 miles. Known history from new, well documented. Silver, original black leather, absolutely rust free, always well maintained. A fantastic car in lovely original condition. Call for price. Matthew L deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670. www.degarmoltd.com (CT): 1968 Jaguar Series 1-1/2 Red fixed-head coupe. One of only a few made. International contours winner. $92,500 (two available, the other in British Racing Green and also RHD). Matching numbers. 480.951.0777, www.docsjags.com, world's largest Jaguar Web site. (AZ) 1960 Jaguar 3.8 litre S RHD Cal. black plate in opalescent silver-blue with navy hides. As new! Automatic, air conditioned, power steering & brakes, 30,000 two-owner miles. S59,900. 480.951.0777. www.docsjags.com (AZ) 1968 Jaguar XKE Roadster Covered with light bonnet in opalescent silver blue with beige hides. Amateur restoration, but very reliable example. Matching numbers. Priced to sell at $37,500. 480.951.0777, www.docsjags.com, world's largest Jaguar Web site. (AZ) 1968 Aston Martin DB6 www.firraribuj corn +2500 Ferrari - Lambo hini for sale 114 Sports Car Market

Page 113

J.J. BEST BANC&co. AUTOMOBILE FINANCING • ANTIQUES • CLASSICS • EXOTICS  • RODS  • KITS  • SPORTS loope Offering Low National Fixed Rates Starting At • 5-Min. Approval Possible • Long Terms: 4 to 10 Years • Fixed-Rate • Purchases • Refinancing • Prequalify For Auctions / APPLY NOW to be driving that special automobile 1-800-USA-1955 APPLY ONLINE AT WWW.JJBEST.COM OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK Dealer Inquiries Invited *3.99% APR on $100,000.7 years $1,361.89 monthly. Simple interest, fixed-rate. Correct at press time. This ad highlights one program—different programs available.

Page 114

SCM Showcase Gallery 1972 Jaguar V12 JOU FRENCH Lapin Agile -0" 1969 Mercedes 280SL rebuild. Drives as it should. See photos on www. continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535. (IL) 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC 4-sp with air conditioning in silver, red hides and the high-hp motor. Matching numbers. Fully restored with moderate miles. A no-excuse winner. $65,000. 480.951.0777, www.docsjags.com , world's largest Jaguar Web site. (AZ) 1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 5.3 OTS One-off "Artrod" by Anatoly Arutunoff. Full-page feature 00-4-3 AutoWeek. Changeable 3-fabric body, croc leather. Straight-8 Chrysler. Leon Mandel named "Lapin Agile". $52,500. 918.743.0891. (OK) 1950 Talbot Logo T26GS Recently restored, well sorted, dry Arizona car, finished in black over parchment, both tops,rare 4-speed, air, $37,000, 314.960.7608. (MI) 2002 Porsche GT2 Chassis 11969 (European production). 78,000 miles. Red/black, one of only 150 examples. Much recent mechanical work, outstanding methanicals and very nice cosmetics. Owners manual, tool roll and jack, many records dating into the Into '70s. We have known this car for over 7 years. Most drive. $169,900. Call for more information, see photos on www.continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535. (IL) 1969 Ferrari 365 GT Fully restored, no expenses spared, award winner, white/biscuit, 5.3 liter with 4-speed trans. 704.996.3735. Visit us at www.dassicladymotors com. (NC) 1974 Jaguar XKE S/N 110123. Fully restored and rare Franay fastback coupe. Outstanding condition. Past Pebble Beach participant. Runs strong and with preselector gearbox great for any event. $350,000. 510.653.7555. www.fantasyjundion.com . (CA) GERMAN In regency red with tan hides. Automatic with wire wheels and air conditioning. A fine matching-numbers example. 480.951.0777, www.docsjags.com , world's largest Jaguar Web site. (AZ) 1974 Jaguar Series III V-12 OTS 1955 Mercedes-Benz 30051 Gullwing Silver/red, the odometer shows only 21,000 miles. Outstanding mechanicals, beautiful original interior, high quality re-spray just completed (hardware and windows removed, stripped to bare metal, correct original paint color, new rubber etc.) Must see. $325,000. Call for further details, see photos on www.continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535. (IL) 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300d Brilliant silver with Charcoal leather interior. Fully equipped including: Keyless go, Active ventilated seats, On-Command navigation/cell phone, Zenon lamps, rear shade, etc. Canepa Design upgrades include: electronic lowered suspension system, custom machined 19" wheels with low-profile tires, and monochromatic paint finishes. Canepa Design @831.423.5704; www.canepo.com . (CA) 4-speed, a/c, wires, good driver. Buy/Restore/Sell. 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600, www.classicshowcase.com (CA) 2000 Bentley Continental R Adenauer sedan. Super clean car with great original interior, nice paint, flawless mechanicals. Recent documented service by marque specialist. Supremely reliable, drive every day. $29,500. Matthew L deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670, www.deGarmoLtd .com . (CT) 1963 Mercedes 300S1 roadster ITALIAN 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Twin turbo, 550 hp w/ "Fabspeed" stainless exhaust system. Special order factory options include: $4,900 black full leather interior, silver aluminum accent trim, and 3 spoke leather steering wheel. "PERFECT" as new condition! 1.2K miles. Canepa Design @831.423.5704; www.canepa.com (CA) 2005 Canepa Design Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Very good example throughout. Excellent driving experience with a 4.4-liter V12. Recent quality repaint. $65,000. 510.653.7555, www.fantasyjunction.com . (CA) JAPANESE 1974 Honda Civic Five SCCA national championships. One of the best known Honda race cars in the world. $15,000. 432.837.0112, bdauthor@)earthlink.net . (TX) 1996 Acura NSX-T Superb orMinal condition with only 35,000 miles. Like new. Classic Showcase Buy/Restore/Sell. 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600, www.classicshowcase.com (CA) AMERICAN 1922 Buick Speedster One of only 10 special edition Millennium Edition Mulliner Coupes. Truly a "Silent Sportscar" with massive performance. Impeccable condition throughout. $175,000. 510.653.7555, www .fantasyjundion.com. (CA) An original 30,xxx miles, DR 534 red with DR 608, ivory hardtop, and softtop, 1068 (natural) interior. Fresh mechanics, alloy engine, disc brakes, $425,000. 314.960.7608. (MI) S/N 2211133. Matching numbers. Spectacular Paul Grist Monza. Excellent mechanics and cosmetics. Participant Colorado Grand and Monterey Historia 2004. Proven competitor and ready for any event. $1,650,000. 510.653.7555, www.fantasyjunction .com . (CA) 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider High quality restoration. No rust. Full mechanical Original antique hot rod! Original running gear including 4-cyl. 170 cid engine. Hidden 12 volt electronic ignition and fuel pump. $15,000.00. Bob Messinger, 610.826.7431, healeygptd.net . (PA) 116 Sports Can Market

Page 115

1923 Ford C-Cab Pickup rriPn I Mechanically excellent. $18,500. 917.647.2340, gregory@leaningpine.com .(FL) 1958 Roadster car! Body off restored in show condition. Winner of numerous Corvette Concours awards. Known as the "Black Rat." M-21, 3.55 posi, off-road exhaust. Original Kelsey K.O. wheels. From Arizona. 2005 Vette Fest National Gold award. 419.392.2701. (OH) 2004 Ford Ranger WANTED Just completed one of a kind C-Cab streetrod. Loaded. Very streetable, smooth and safe.Priced way below construction costs!!!!, S21,900. 352.343.1755. (FL) 1932 Ford Hi Boy Built by Arizona Street Rods. Originally a Ron Martin car (see American Rodder Magazine, Feb. 1992). "The Mean Green Machine," Chevy ZZ4 engine 350 ci, 355 hp, aluminum heads. Every conceivable Arizona Street Rod option. $39,900 firm. Contact John Weinberger, 630.655.3535. johnivreinberger@aol.com . (IL) 1956 Imperial Southampton Coupe 1953-62 Corvettes Original V8 Ford lay-down offset roadster with history, photos, etc. Body all steel and aluminum with big, round, tube chassis. Halibrand quick change, Tr-Power, etc. Nice $27,500 obo. Please call: 805.466.1015. (CA) 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Silver blue with navy blue interior. 327/300 horsepower. 4-speed. Knockoff wheels. Two tops. Numbers match. Gorgeous. $42,900. 941.388.9533. (FL) 1966 Chevrolet Corvette 2003 SEMA show Ford concept vehicle, custom body mods, georgeous orange/blue paint, Whipple supercharged, Ford Racing, Borla, Brembo, leather interior, magazine featured, 3,500 iii, mint. S28,750. 734.558.2468. rangerforsale@tc3net .com . (Ml) 2005 Canepa Design Escalade ESV Wanted: 1953 to 1962 Corvette project cars, barn cars, basket cases, parts inventories. $1,000 finder's fee paid! Fair prices paid. Contact Jay, 512.799.8088, e-mail jays1953vette@yahoo.com . (TX) 1953-72 Corvettes A premium will be paid for 1953 to 1972 Corvettes with NCRS or Bloomington Gold certification, serious. ProTeam, Box 606, Napoleon, OH 43545-0606. 888.592.5062, 419.592.5086. Fax, 419.592.4242. proteamcorvette.com , www.corvetteswanted.com . (OH) Giulietta Spider Veloce Complete, true factory Giulietta Spider Veloce, good driver or better to enthusiast home. Cash or trade(s) you might find interesting. Will Stevenson, 360.652.3607, will@wavecable.com . (WA). charged engine. Canepa Design upgrades include: Brake system, Suspension, Center aisle captain chairs w/ 6" extended leg room, four 9" monitors and one 7" monitor in visor w/ DVD and wireless headphones, birdseye veneering, and Canepa Design Customized Exterior Details, etc. Canepa Design @831.423.5704; www.caneponm. (CA) Excellent original car. 94,000 miles. Power every-  thing including a/c. Cream with turquoise interior.  Two tops, 427-425 hp, 4-speed, two-owner car.  Tuxedo Black with black interior. Rare black coded  New "Show Truck". Limited Edition model with every conceivable option including 500 hp super- KURTIS SOO S 2(14me fzeat ecved ticlu'eae Peijeeteelft ....Breathing New Life Into Classic Jaguars 111 A  i I m ft,  '  r4 -114"r 1 an- )  "l.  "1-iimin za  • Creating Show Winners and Great Driver's urrent restoration openings available - 0 • Offering a Fine Selection of Classic lk" 0114 s.5 Acres' 40,000 Sq. Ft. Enclosed  '0 Plus Year itExpetence European Vehiclest.42 Showrooms 760.758.6100 Restoration: 760.758.6199 oaa 760.758. Dicrafo3ODEti11lm California EC. classicshowcase corn Order our FREE Quarterly Newsletter at managemengclassicshowcase.com July 2005  117 Classic Showcase is looking to purchase... Original, Project, Driver, Show Driver Jaguars and other classic collectibles. ko $ plea's en1 guire' ,  1  World Classetestoration Facilities I I I 1 I I • ii 1 , ,/, 4F An original Kurtis-Kraft 500 S competition sports car professionally restored by Roy Brizio in 2003. Show condition with less than 1,000 miles. Sid Chavers MB-Tex interior. 283 ci V8, 5 speed trans, 9 inch rear, torsion bar suspension, Halibrand wheels, and fuel cell. Car was featured in December 2004 Super Rod magazine. California title and license. Car can be seen in Napa, California by appointment. Price $127,000 WARREN WETTERLUND 808 822 0788 (HI) warmarggaloha.net

Page 116

Resource Directory  Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 x204 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@,sportscarmarket.com. AUCTION COMPANIES Artcurial-Briest-PoulainLe Fur. +33.1.42992020, fax +33.1.42992021. Maison de vente aux encheres, 7, Rond-Point des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris. artcurial@auction.fr. www.artcurial .com. (FR) Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694, fax 480.421.6697. 3020 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com . www.barrett-jackson.com . (AZ) Bonhams & Butterfields. 415.391.4000, fax 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103. www.butterfields.com. (CA) Bonhams. +, fax +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. www.bonhams.com. (UK) Branson Collector Car Auction. 800335.3063, Jim Cox, fax 417.336.5616, 1316W. Hwy. 76, Suite 199, Branson, MO, 65616. www.bransonauction.com. (MO) Christie's. 310.385.2600, fax 310.385.0246. 360 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. www .christies.com. (CA) Gooding & Company. 310-899- 1960, fax 310-899-0930. Auctions and brokerage of fine automobiles. 1528 6th Street, Suite 120, Santa Monica, CA 90401. www.goodingco .com. (CA) Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers. 815.568.8888, fax 815.568.6615, 950 Greenlee St., Marengo, IL 60015. www.mecumauction.com. Auctions: Orlando, Kansas City, Rockford, St. Paul, Bloomington Gold, Columbus, Des Moines, Carlisle, and Chicago. Nobody sells more muscle than Mecum. (IL) eBay Motors. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Visit the "Services" section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. Kensington Motor Group, Inc. 631.537.1868, fax 631.537.2641. P.O. Box 2277, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. Kenmotor@aol.com. (NY) Kruse International. 800.968.4444, fax 260.925.5467. P.O. Box 190, Auburn, IN 46706. www.kruseinternational.com . (IN) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick, 760.3203290, fax 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262. www.classic-carauction.com . (CA) RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371, fax 519.351.1337 One Classic Car Dr., Blenheim, Ont. NOP 1AO. www .rmauctions.com . (CAN) Russo and Steele. 480.517.4005, fax 480.517.9112. 4117 N. 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016. russoandsteele@qwest.net, www .russoandsteele.com. (AZ) Santiago Collector Car Auctions. 800.994.2816, fax 405.475.5079. 501 E Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Rocky: rockydb5@sbcglobal met. (OK) 118  Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@silverauctions.com ; www.silver-auctions.com . (WA) APPRAISALS Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886. Over 60 offices located nationwide. Prepurchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale values, estates, expert witness testimony. Onsite inspections. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. "Not just one man's opinion of value." See Web site for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com. (VA) Charles W. Clarke Automotive Consultants/Appraisers. 860.658.2714. Hartford, Connecticut area based, travel available, 40-plus years automotive experience, capability to deal with most any situation. Visit www.collectorcarappraisal.com for details. (CT) Dave Brownell's Vintage Auto Appraisals. 802362.4719, fax 802.362.3007. 25-plus years experience nationwide and internationally. Single cars or entire collections. Brass cars to contemporary supercars. Complete services from pre-purchase to insurance, donation, estate, expert witness. davidbrownell@adelphia .net. (VT) USAppraisal. 703.759.9100. 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). dhkinney@usappraisal.com ; www.usappraisal.com . (VA) Robert DeMars Ltd Auto Appraisers/Historians. 561.832.0171. Buyer beware. "Now market" expert market information for an intelligent decision/investment. "World's bestknown auto appraisers." Call for fast consultation/briefing ($95-$295 fee) or worldwide inspection/diagnosis ($395-$2,095 fee). Not the least expensive — the best. www.robertdemarsltd.com. (FL) INSPECTIONS Custom lamp designer and builder since 1974, specializing in crankshaft lamps with exotic wood, select hardwood or granite base. Hand polished or nickel plated. Your treasured crankshaft or one of ours. Proud to be a Colorado company. www.campbelllevydesigns.com .(CO) Jonathan Kendall LLC. 410.991.2288 Automotive-inspired gifts, handbags, and accessories. Jonathan highlights designs in unique, handcrafted art, fashion, and installations for the collector and the enthusiast. Give the gift of Art+Fashion+Design and enjoy the passion of the automobile together. www.jonathankendall.com . (MD) Spyder Enterprises. 831.659.5335, fax 831.659.5335. Since 1980, providing serious collectors with the finest selection of authentic, original vintage posters, pre-war thru mid-1960s; mainly focused on Porsche, Ferrari, Mercedes, and racing. Producer of "Automobilia Monterey" August 16-17, 2005. 38page list of memorabilia available. singer356@aol.com or www.vintageautoposters.com. (CA) BUY/SEWGENERAL Auto Collectors Garage, Inc. 713.541.2281, fax 713.541.2286. 9848 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074. For the best in interesting cars from the 1920s to the 1970s. We restore, buy, sell, service, appraise, locate, and inspect all makes and models. Serving the collector car field since 1979. www.autocollectorsgarage.com. (TX) Blackhawk Collection. 925.736.3444, fax 925.736.4375. Purveyors of rolling art. The Blackhawk Collection is one of the world's foremost companies specializing in the acquisition and sale of both American and European classic, coachbuilt, and one-of-a-kind automobiles. www .blackhawkcollection.com . (CA) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax When you need the job done righr Automobile Inspections LLC. 860.456.4048. "When you need the job done right." The nation's premier provider of pre-purchase inspections on classic, exotic and specialty cars of any year, anywhere in the USA or Canada. Fast 72-hour turnaround! Hartford, CT, USA. www.automobileinspections.com . (CT) AUTOMOBILIA Campbell Levy Designs LLC. 303-762-7936, fax: 303-762-7937. 760.758.0600. Offering a fine selection of classic European vehicles and a world-classic restoration facility with two indoor showrooms in one 40,000-sq-ft building. Servicing the collector with over 30 years experience in buying, restoring, and selling. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com, www .classicshowcase.com. (CA) Colin's Classic Automobiles. 414.9643747. World-renowned for selling only the best investment-grade sports and muscle cars. Low volume, highest quality, easy to work with. Let Colin's experience in collecting, restoring, racing, evaluating, and showing cars work for you. Buy, sell, trade, restore. www.colinsclassicauto .com. (WI) Dragone Classics. 203.335.4645. 1797 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06604. For 50+ years, the Dragone family has collected, sold, and revived the world's greatest cars, including many at Pebble Beach. Museums and collections depend on Dragone's knowledge, authenticity, and integrity. 60+ car inventory; manny@dragoneclassics.com , david@dragoneclassics.com; www .dragoneclassics.com. (CT) eBay Motors. Everyday drivers, collector cars, auto parts and accessories, motorcycles and automobilia. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Every vehicle transaction is covered by $20,000 in free insurance. www.ebaymotors.com . Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555, fax 510.653.9754. 1145 Park Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608. Specializing in European collectible autos and racing cars from the 1920s to the 1970s, with over 50 cars in stock. Bruce Trenery has over 25 years experience in this business, based in the East Bay area. sales@fantasy-junction.com , www.fantasyjunction.com . (CA) Grand Prix Classics. 858.459.3500, fax 858.459.3512. 7456 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037. Specialize in the buying, selling, trading and consignment of historic sports and racing cars. Been in business for 25 years and maintain an inventory of 15 to 20 historic cars. www.grandprix-classics.com ; info, L)grandprixclassics.com . (CA) Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300. Specializing in mostly European Vintage Race and Sports cars, especially classic Ferraris of the 50s & 60s as well as Millie Miglia eligible sports cars. Always looking to buy fabulous classic cars. www .hamannclassiccars.com Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com. (MO) Proteam Corvette. 888.592.5086, fax 419.592.4242. Over 150 Corvettes 1953-2003; also Corvettes wanted. Free catalog. www.proteamcorvette. corn; proteam@proteamcorvette.com . (OH) VIR Gallery. 336 210 5508. Quality vintage street and race cars for sale. Located at Virginia International Raceway. Please contact Randall Yow, 1245 Pine Tree Rd., Alton, Virginia, 24520. ryow@virclub.com , www.virgallery.com . (VA) CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT Concours Transport Systems. 702.361.1928, 253.973.3987, fax 702.269.0382. Enclosed auto transport nationwide. Liftgate loading, experienced personnel. Classic and exotic cars. Special events. Fully insured. All major credit cards accepted. Fred Koller, owner. freclkoller @concourstransport.com , www Spoils Car Market

Page 117

.concourstransport.com. (WA) FedEx Custom Critical Passport Auto Transport. 800.325.4267, fax 314.878.7295. Fully enclosed transport from the industry originator. Specializing in events, including Pebble Beach, the Colorado Grand, and Barrett-Jackson. Liftgates for safe loading and winches for inoperable vehicles. Inquire about ultra-expedited three-day coast-to-coast service. www.passporttransport.com. (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, relocations. www.intercitylines.com. (MA) COLLECTOR CAR FINANCING JJ. Best Banc & Company. 800. USA.1965, fax 508.991.8329. The largest national leader on Antique, Classic, Exotic, Rod and Sports Cars with low rates starting at 4.99% and long terms. Call, fax or e-mail your application today for quick 10-minute approval. Dealer inquiries welcome. www.jjbest.com. (MA) Morris & Welford, LLC. 203.222.3861 or 203.722.3333 (Miles Morris), 949.260.1636 or 949.500.0585 (Malcolm Welford), fax 203.222.4992 or 949.955.3848. Specialist car consultants and high-end brokerage for important historic cars such as Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Duesenberg, Bugatti, and more. Offices on East and West Coasts. www.morrisandwelford.com. (CT) COU.EaOR CAR INSURANCE Aon Collector Car Insurance. 877.765.7790. We've protected collector cars for nearly 40 years. Our insurance packages provide more coverage for less money than is available through standard carriers. Substantially lower costs, with minimal usage restrictions, unlimited mileage, in-house claim handling, and online quoting and application. www.aoncollectorcar.com . Hagerty Collector Car Insurance. 800.922.4050. Collector cars aren't like their late-model counterparts. These classics actually appreciate in value so standard market policies that cost significantly more won't do the job. We'll agree on a fair value and cover you for the full amount. No prorated claims, no hassles, no games. www.hagerty.com. (MI) J.C. Taylor Agencies. 800.345.8290. Antique, classic, muscle or modified- J.C. Taylor will provide dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle. Agreed value coverage in the continental U.S., even Alaska. Drive through time with peace of mind with J.C. Taylor. Parish Heacock Classic Car Insurance. 800.678.5173. We understand the passion and needs of the classic car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service July 2005  and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www .parishheacock.com. (FL) COLLECTOR CAR LEASING Premier Financial Services. 203.267.7700, fax 203.267.7773. With over 20 years of experience specializing in exotic, classic and vintage autos, our Lease Purchase plan is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term as well as those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination plan allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. www.whynotlease.com . (CT) Putnam Leasing. 866.905.3273, Never get in a car with strangers. Custom-tailored, lease-to-own financing for your dream car. Easy, fast, and dependable. Exclusive leasing agent for Barrett-Jackson, Cavallino, and Ferrari Club of America 2004 International Meet. www.putnamleasing .com. (CT) RESTORATION - GENERAL Guy's Interior Restorations. 503.224.8657, fax 503.223.6953. Award-winning interior restoration. Leather dyeing and color matching. 431 NW 9th, Portland, OR 97209. (OR) Performance Restoration. 440.968.3655, 17444 US Rt. 6, Montville, OH 44064. Award-winning paint/body restoration—sports, muscle,vintage. 8 years in business, newly built shop. A short drive from Cleveland or Pittsburgh, 5 hours from Detroit. We finish your projects! Photos/info: supercharged@alltel.net . (OH) Vantaaj Restoration & Repair. 866.440.0334, toll-free USA, 303.440.0334 in Colorado. A few dedicated enthusiasts, focused on repairing or restoring one or two cars at a time. We understand they are not mere automobiles; they are family. Please join our family. We are not for everyone—we are for you. www .vantaaj.com. (CO) SPORTS AND COMPETITION ( Raebeg teittyee4 Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI/VRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Vintage race car restoration, preparation and race track support at events throughout North America; in Europe and South America by arrangement. Historic Rally Support. www.vintageracingserv ices .com. (CT) VINTAGE EVENTS Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival. 863.683.1540. October 14-16. The Lake Mirror Classic is held in restored Lake Mirror Park and downtown Lakeland. Begins Friday evening with the Hot Rod Rendezvous; Saturday enjoy over 500 classic cars in Downtown Lakeland and Lake Mirror. For more information about this FREE event or to pre-register visit www.lakemirrorclassic.com . (FL) The Carolina Trophy. 704.351.2087, fax 425.663.6464. The American vintage road rallye in the grand European tradition. Five days and over 800 miles through the breathtaking Blue Ridge mountains, based out of Asheville, North Carolina. September, 2005. Open to 1973 and earlier motorcars. Apply early, as space is limited. www.carolinatrophy .com. (NC) The Colorado Grand. 970.926.7810, fax 970.926.7835. Frank Barrett. 1,000-mile tour of western Colorado. Pre-1961 sports cars. (CO) ENGLISH Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com. (MO) AC AC Owner's Club Limited. 503.643.3225, fax 503.646.4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 972254615 USA. The world's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. (OR) JWF Restorations, Inc. 503.643.3225, fax 503.646.4009. Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. AC restoration specialist. 35 years experience. Partial to full restorations done to street or concours standards. (OR) Austin-Healey Austin-Healey Club USA. 888.4AHCUSA, fax 503.528.0533. 8002 NE Hwy 99, Ste B PMB 424, Vancouver, WA 98665-8813. Oldest national Austin-Healey club and factory club heritage. Members receive Austin-Healey Magazine, Resource Book, calendar, tech assistance, book discount. Annual dues still just $35. www.healey.org . (OR) Aston Martin Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. www.astonmartin-lotus.com . Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com . (MA) WWW.AUTOMOTIVEIESTORATIONS.COM Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARLVRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com , www.automotiverestorations.com. (CT) Autosport Designs Inc. 631.425.1555. The largest independent Aston Martin sales, service, restoration facility in the U.S.; everything under one roof. All models welcome. Large selection of parts for all Astons. Also specializing in Ferrari, Porsche, and other exotics. Tom Papadopoulos, Scott Rumbold. www .autosport-designs.com . (NY) Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. 6-Cylinder Aston Martin DBs our specialty, from DB2 through DB6. All Astons welcome, along with other 1950s and 1960s British and European sports and classics. We do it all, from engine overhaul to show-winning paintwork. We buy Astons. www.kevinkayrestorations.net . (CA) Rocky Santiago. 405.843.6117, fax 405.475.5079. E Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Specializing in Aston Martins, all years, all conditions. Buy/sell/consign. If you are buying or selling, please call. Also have Healeys, MGs, Triumphs, etc. (OK) Jaguar JAGUAR PARTS AT WHOLESALE PRICING Huge Factory Fresh Original Parts Inventory Ready To Ship w/Overnight Delivery CALL MONIT SHELTON JAGUAR: JAGUAR 1-800-819-5681 Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com , www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) Jaguar Clubs of North America. 888.CLUBJAG, JCNA, 1000 Glenbrook Road, Anchorage, KY 40223. The primary organization of Jaguar enthusiasts in the US and Canada. 52 local clubs provide social and other activities. JCNA sponsors championships in concours, rally, slalom. Members receive hi-monthly Jaguar Journal magazine. www.jcna.com . (KY) Rolls-Royce/Bentley ........ WWW.AUTOMOTIVERESTORATIONS.COM Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARLVRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special 119

Page 118

Resource Directory  interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com , www.automotiverestorations.com. (CT) Peter Hageman, Vintage Automobiles. 206.954.1961, fax 425.287.0660. P.O. Box 554, Kirkland, WA 98033. Prewar European autos, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, specializing in vintage Bentleys. (WA) ALFA ROMEO Parts Centerline Alfa Parts. 888.750. ALFA (2532). Call for free catalog. New and used parts, accessories, restoration, modification, and information for Giulietta through 164. We know the cars and we have the parts. Visit www.centerlinealfa.com for frequent updates on new items. (CO) International Auto Parts. 800.788.4435, 434.973.0555, fax 434.973.2368. Est. 1971. Over 90,000 Alfa/Fiat/Lancia parts, 1956 to present, in stock, ready to ship. Fast, knowledgeable service and same-day shipping! Free 76-page catalog. www .international-auto.com. (VA) Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510.525.9435, fax 510.524.3636. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. (CA) Performance Motoring Associates. 831.338.9703, fax 831.338.2031. 12895 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006. Over 20 Alfa Romeos in stock, ready for your custom restoration. Specialists in vintage race car preparation for over 20 years. Sebring suspensions and lightweight body panels for 750, 101, and 105 series Sprints, Spiders, and GTVs. alleake@aol.com. www .alfaromeorestorations.com. (CA) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, fax 713.849.2401. THE US source for original, complete seats and covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit www.reoriginals .com for complete listing. (TX) Repairs/Restoration Dan Sommers's Veloce Motors. 503.274.0064. 1425 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209. More than two decades of helping Alfa, Ferrari, and Lamborghini owners keep their cars on the road while not emptying their bank accounts. Other Italian cars serviced as well. (OR) Nasko's Imports. 503.771.1472, 5409 SE Francis, Portland, OR 97206. Alfas, BMWs and Mercedes our speciality. Oldest Alfa repair facility in Oregon. Ask about our used sports cars for sale. Fast work, fair prices. (OR) FERRARI/MASERATI/LAMBORGHINI WWW.AUTOMOTIVERFSTORATIONS.COM Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. 120  (ARI.VRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com, www.automotiverestorations.com . (CT) Carozzeria Granturismo Milano (Italy). +39.93909285-6, fax +39.02.93908420. Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo and Lancia. Structural chassis restoration, body restoration, and manufacturing of aluminum and steel body trim and panels. We bring automobiles to exacting original specifications. Highclass paint jobs; one-off prototype manufacturing. info@gtmilano.it . Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com , www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) Family Classic Cars. 949.496.3000, 949.488.0523 fax. Family Classic Cars specializes in highly rare and valuable vintage Ferraris, fine European cars, classics, hot rods, muscle cars, and modern exotics. Located in San Juan Capistrano, California, Family Classic Cars is all about selling dreams and investments. sales@familyclassiccars.com, www .familyclassiccars.com. Michael Sheehan. 949.646.6086, fax 949.646.6978. Always looking for cars to buy, from rare one-offs to serial production ordinaries. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus. Buyers, let me use my 20,000-car database to help you find a car, or verify the history of one you are looking at. www.ferrarisonline.com. (CA) Randy Simon. 310.274.7440, fax 310.274.9809, simonrandy@aol.com . I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis. If 1 don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please, call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. (CA) Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. 800.547.4455, 503.255.7560. Service and parts, 800.944.6483, 503.257.9655. 203 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97230. America's oldest and most dedicated Ferrari dealer. New and used exotic cars. Also, huge parts department with fast, fast service. www.rtgt.com . (OR) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, fax 713.849.2401. THE US source for original, complete seats and covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit www.reoriginals .com for complete listing. (TX) Symbolic Motor Car Company. 858.454.1800. As the world's premier dealer of exotic, collectible, racing and touring automobiles, our highly trained staff have the experience to get you into some of the finest auto- mobiles in the world. Visit us at www .symbolicmotors.com. (CA) Thomas Shaughnessey Consulting. 949.366.6211, fax 949.366.6827. Professional buyer of Ferraris, primarily '50s, '60s and '70s. Also have extensive Lambo and Maser experience. Additionally deal in Ferrari engines. More than 350 Ferrari wheels in stock. Call today for straight talk and honest advice. San Clemente, CA. GERMAN Mercedes-Benz Alex Dearborn. 978.887.6644, fax 978.887.3889. Topsfield, MA. Buying, selling and trading vintage Mercedes. Specializing in 300SLs. Large database of older MBs. www .dearbornauto.com . (MA) IVWW.AUTOMOTIVERESTORATIONS.COM er•fs Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI.VRS). 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com , wwvv.automotiverestorations.com . (CT) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com, www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Gull Wing Group International, Gary Estep. 530.891.5038 fax. 776 Cessna, Chico, CA 95928. Dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of 1954 to 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupes and roadsters. Member benefits include: twelve monthly magazines per year plus a national convention that rotates its location around the country. gestep3457@aol.com . (CA) Porsche Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARLVRS). 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com , www.automotiverestorations.com . (CT) AMERICAN Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com. (MO) Shelby Shelby American Automobile Club. 860.364.0449, fax 860.364.0769. P.O. Box 788, Sharon, CT 06069. Over 5,000 members, 50 Regions throughout the world. Dedicated to the care and preservation of the cars that Carroll Shelby produced. Two national conventions a year, semi-annual magazine, hi-monthly newsletter as well as a registry. (CT) PARTS AND ACCESSORIES JAL GARAGE/TOOLS Baldhead Cabinet Company, 877.966.2253. Offering a fine selection of quality metal garage cabinets. Many unique modules. SS and custom colors available. Many sizes to choose from. Call for a custom quote and drawing. See ad in this issue. www.baldheadcabinets.com. (CA) REAL ESTATE 73rs.com. 310.927.3193. Specializing exclusively in early classic Porsche 911 motor cars, 1965-1973. Over 35 years experience in buying and selling only the finest 911s. Cars actively purchased for top money. jack@73rs.com. (CA) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, Sicurvetro windshields for Porsche 356. Speedster bucket seats, driving seats for all models. www.reoriginals .com. (TX) BMW WWW.AUTOMOTIVERFSTORATIONS.COM 4:7PCN Sports for Market J.R. Rouse, Main Pinel Realtors. 831.620.6158. Selling the Monterey Peninsula one property at a time! jr@jrrouse.com , jrrouse.com. (CA) TRAVEL Stephanie Warrington. 800.594.0805, 503.231.5103. The official travel agent for Sports Car Market. Specializing in international travel, custom vacations, and groups. stephanie@wtpdx.com. (OR). 1 _417A Greatwest Lubricants. 888.838.6308. Authorized dealer for premium Amsoil synthetic lubrication and filtration products. Protect your investment with the finest lubrication products available and benefit from lower operating costs and extended oil change intervals. All products can ordered online and shipped from US & Canadian distribution canters. www.greatwestlubricants.ca . (CAN)

Page 119

s'icrcAtstiti's '-=-- AUTOMO ILIA Limited Edition Art & Collectibles I I 20470 S. Hidden Creek Ln. Colton, OR 97017 (503) 824-4079 or (800) 452-8434 Official email: steveaustin(a)colton.com www.steveaustinsautomobilia.com Organizer of SCM's Historic! and Collector Car Tours 503.231.5103 800.594.0805 Travel begins here . . Stephanie Warrington The Official Travel Agent for Sports Car Market Specializing in International Travel, Custom Vacations & Groups email: stephanie@wtpdx.com 700 NE Multnomah, #478 Portland OR 97232 World Travel Inc. Buying? Restoring? Maintaining? limlepth Porsche Information At Your Fingertips! 1 he Complete Technical and Restoration Guide books4cors.corn Your Source for Automotive manuals & enthusiast books. See 25,000 manuals & books on our web site. 4850-37th Avenue South  Seattle,WA 981 I 8 USA  206.721.3077 phone 888.380.9277 toll free e-mail:books@books4cars.com vrsa - Mc 888-237-4359 FerrariPortal.com Over 700 links Classified Ads Ferrari Newsfeed Event Listings I'D RATHER BE USING Call HostWorks to get your company's E-commerce intitatives onto the web. . WORKS _ hostworks.com 303-539-1839 roier-inZie Austin-Healey  Specialists 262-375-0876 www.fourintune.com July 2005 mi1111111111111111111111Inish RPM Auto Books 3 1rial2 g.  SPCOCN NEW' 256 pgs. 470 photos Porsche niq Guide 7 IL www.RPMAutoBooks.com oici/xe RESTORATIONS Since 1978 dedicated to the meticulous restoration of the world's finest exotic, vintage and classic motor cars. APPRAISING SERVICES AVAILABLE: DECLARED VALUE • LOSS DAMAGE • ESTATES 2347 GOLD RIVER ROAD • SUITE N • GOLD RIVER, CA 95670 (916) 635-3559 July 9th 2005 COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION DOUGLAS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS ROSEBURG, OREGON Shuttle Service to all events 61 8:00 a.m. Viewing 930 a.m. Toys 10:00 a.m. Cars WEEKE% OPEN TO THE PUBLIC www.petersencollectorcars.com Consign Now (541) 689-6824 (541) 915-9133 121

Page 120

@watch Carl Bomstead A buddy told me about the motorcycle oil can auction, and I was tempted to bid against him—but friends are harder to find than oil cans W hat's a box of Red Crown spark plugs worth? It seems like a simple enough question, as they turn up for sale with some regularity. The boxes are of interest because they display the three early Indy cars that were the Red Crown Racing Team. Mauri Rose, winner of the 1948 Indy 500, and Bill Holland were two of the team's better-known members. The boxes are available in two sizes, and I saw the smaller red one sell recently on eBay for $63.54, which is roughly the going price. Yet a few weeks ago, one of these boxes sold for $350 plus buyer's EBAY #6520444457 EBAY #5181536424— 1914 INDIANAPOLIS 500 PENNANT. First Bid: $250. Number of Bids: 12. SOLD AT: $1,414.87. Date: 4/7/2005. This came from the estate of Richard Webb, an actor with numerous credits from the '40s, '50s, and '60s, including appearing in "Sands of Iwo Jima" with John Wayne. While I doubt this added anything to this item's value, early racing pennants do have a strong following, and this one was from just the fourth race held at Indy. Another example in the same condition is on display at the Indianapolis 500 Museum, so the buyer here acquired a wonderful piece of racing history for a song. - fee in an online sale. And at an auction in Indianapolis on May 1, another one made $550. At the Indy auction a larger blue Red Crown box was also offered, but it only brought $137—still twice what these things were selling for just last month. I wish there was a logical answer for this wide disparity in pricing, but I'm pretty sure that Red Crown spark plug boxes have not become the hot-ticket automobilia item that every collector's just gotta have. Let's chalk it up to a combination of bidder's paddle red mist and two Type As being on the stage at the same time. Here are a few more recent sales worth contemplating. 1903 FRENCH BRASS HEADLIGHT POSTER. First Bid: $99. Number of Bids: 5. SOLD AT: $190.28. Date: 3/31/2005. The subject of this poster was rather humorous, with a motorist's bright headlights surprising a young amorous couple. The seller stated that the poster had been authenticated by a knowledgeable expert, so the price seemed more than fair. Perhaps the buyer, a wellknown collector of early automobilia in Connecticut, can explain why the couple brought along two geese in a picnic basket. I certainly don't think they were planning on making foie gras. EBAY EBAY #7143162012—TIN K-E AUTO FUSE DISPLAY UNIT. First Bid: $45.99. Number of Bids: 25. SOLD AT: $636.98. Date: 3/28/2005. Early automotive display units used distinctive and attractive graphics to catch the motorist's attention. This one shows the driver getting a ticket for losing his headlights due to a blown fuse. In good condition, a display like this is most desirable. The only problem is finding enough fuse tins on eBay to fill it up. EBAY #6524024919—PORCELAIN PIONEER STAGES DEPOT SIGN. First Bid: $49.99. Number of Bids: 30. SOLD AT: $12,200. Date: 4/13/2005. Today only a couple of these signs from the Pioneer Bus Line, which ran between Los Angeles and Seattle in the early '20s, are known to exist. This one was found in a box of stuff at an estate sale in the high desert of California, purchased for a mere $2,000. I was with a buddy about eight years ago when he bought one of these in comparable condition for around what was paid here, $12k. That's pricey, but I still think it is worth every dollar. In fact, it would be worth raiding the kid's college fund to get a chance to own this rare and desirable sign. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market magazine (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Keith Martin Publications, PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and additional entries. Subscription rates are $58 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $78 Canada/Mexico, Europe $88, Asia/Africa/Middle East $98. Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 24-hours 800.289.2819, 503.252.5812; fax 503.252.5854. 122 #7149391388— VACUUM OIL COMPANY LTD. MOTORCYCLE OILCAN. First Bid: £4.99 ($9.50). Number of Bids: 16. SOLD AT: £266 ($509). Date Sold: 4/25/2005. This can was not in the best of condition, but the unusual graphics with the early motorcyclist made it desirable to gas and oil collectors. An oil can like this also gets the bike guys going, so the bidding was spirited. The can originated in the U.K., and while European oil cans are not all that popular in the States, this one proved to be the exception. A buddy told me about this listing, and I was tempted to bid against him—but friends are harder to find than oil cans. EBAY #7148965749—ORANGE CRUSH "BE SAFE" LICENSE PLATE ATTACHMENT. First Bid: $9.99. Number of Bids: 29. SOLD AT: $1,500.99. Date: 4/18/2005. Crushy was the cute little logo that Orange Crush used in the '30s, and anything with his image excites soda collectors. This piece also appeals to the car guys, so let the battle begin. Only a handful of these have survived in this condition, leading to two guys placing "price be damned" bids and the winner paying a record sum for a license plate attachment. The winning bid was about twice what would be expected, but then again, another may not come along for years.* POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market

Page 121

  Take a Different Road Introducing the Simple Lease® At Premier Financial Services, we believe that getting out of a lease should be as easy as getting into one. Our Simple Lease® Program affords you the flexibility of financing with the tax benefits of leasing, allowing you the ability to change vehicles as often as you wish. Experience the Premier Advantage • Call us today toll free at 877-973-7700 * Premier Financial Services  Vintage and Exotic Motorcar Leasing  www.premierfinancialservices.com 47 Sherman Hill Road, Woodbury, CT 06798 Mitch Katz, CEO

Page 122

/11/1,0caleav Me NO 000 Col) :IE LA1TE Man takes his 71 Olds 442 out for a spin. Hits bump. Spills latte. Looks up. Meets fence post. Ouch. Calls his insurance agent. Finds out the coverage on his classic car wasn't as hot as he thought it was. His lap isn't the only thing that gets burned. Too bad he wasn't insured with Hagerty. Our unsurpassed Agreed Value policy offers greater coverage with fewer restrictions and no deductible. That may just be your cup of joe. HAGERTY/ TOTAL NNNNN CHIN INSURANCE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE Passionate ABOUT CARS 800-922-4050 I WWW.HAGERTY.COM ■