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MERLIN MAGIC 1944 Supermarine Spitfire N MAGIC 1944 Supermarine Spitfire $2.5m $2.5m 16 Bonus Pages of Auction Coverage 175 Collector Cars Analyzed RLIN MAGIC 1944 Supermarine Spitfir IN MAGIC 1944 Supermarine Spitfire $2.5m 16 Bonus Pages of Auction Coverage 175 Collector Cars Analyzed July July 2009 Best Buys From $100k–$250k—Industry Experts Weigh In Steamed!—1905 Gardner-Serpollet Makes $345k / Leno Comments www.sportscarmarket.com 400 Ferrari—“F” Grade Collectible

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Sports CarMarket Keith Martin's The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends 44 Full of hot air 38 Ferrari 355 F1 July 2009 . Volume 21 . Number 7 48 V12 Auburn IN-DEPTH PROFILES What You Need To Know FERRARI 38 1999 Ferrari 355 F1 Spider—$85,536 The car that saved Ferrari. Steve Ahlgrim ENGLISH 42 “Ex-Donald Healey” 1961 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II—$65,560 With or without stories, a solid buy. Gary Anderson ETCETERINI 44 1905 Gardner-Serpollet 18hp Type L Steamer—$345,100 An elegant steamer with a London-to-Brighton clause. Donald Osborne GERMAN 46 1964 Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus Deluxe—$38,517 The '60s counter-culture icon, just $1,800 per window. B. Mitchell Carlson AMERICAN 48 1934 Auburn 1250 Salon Cabriolet—$253,000 An American V12 at a bargain price. John Apen RACE 50 1968 Lotus 51R—$35,018 A cycle-fendered monoposto for the street. Paul Hardiman GLOBAL AUCTION COVERAGE 175 Cars Examined and Rated at Seven Sales BARRETT-JACKSON 54 Palm Beach, FL: Barrett-Jackson's annual Florida sale totals $20m. Dale Novak BONHAMS 66 Hendon, UK: A $5.4m day, with an airworthy Spitfire soaring to $2.5m at the RAF Museum. Paul Hardiman WORLDWIDE GROUP 76 Escondido, CA: 110 no-reserve cars from the Weinberg Collection bring nearly $3.1m. Carl Bomstead RM AUCTIONS 86 Toronto, CAN: RM's Spring Toronto sale tallies $1.9m, led by a '51 Mercury Monarch at $156k. Norm Mort H&H AUCTIONS 96 Buxton, UK: H&H's 100th sale sees a 91% sell-through rate for $2m on the day. Paul Hardiman TOM MACK CLASSICS 106 Charlotte, NC: Low-mile AMCs steal the show, with Steve Green's collection bringing $483k. Chip Lamb EBAY MOTORS 114 Track toys for the rest of us. Geoff Archer Cover photograph: Bonhams

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34 Supermarine Spitfire: bring a friend COLUMNS 10 Shifting Gears From the Mille to Houston Keith Martin 28 Affordable Classic Gambling on a Ferrari 400 Rob Sass 30 Legal Files Lessons from the Nethercutt slander suit John Draneas 40 Sheehan Speaks What “low miles” really means in Ferrarese Michael Sheehan 116 Motobilia Kaufman collection makes $4.2m Carl Bomstead 118 Bike Buys Ossa's forgotten Pioneer John L. Stein 130 eWatch A Shelby sign to keep your Cobra company Carl Bomstead FEATURES 32 Italian Swapmeet: Hershey for bikes 34 1944 Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX: Your $2.5m dogfight trainer 36 The Immortal 2.9: The 8C 2900 of Alfa books DEPARTMENTS 12 Crossing the Block / Auction Calendar 14 The Inside Line 16 Contributors 18 You Write, We Read 20 Display Advertisers Index 22 Time Pieces: Heuer Autavia 22 Neat Stuff: Tailgate hammock; crystal Porsche 24 In Miniature: 1961 Austin-Healey 3000 24 Speaking Volumes: Porsche 908: The Long Distance Runner 62 Our Cars: 1965 Jaguar XKE 4.2 coupe 90 Alfa Bits: GTVs 110 Glovebox Notes: 2009 Infiniti M35x, 2009 Subaru Forester 115 Fresh Meat: 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster, 2009 Audi R8, 2009 BMW 750Li 120 Mystery Photo 120 Comments with Your Renewal 122 Showcase Gallery 126 Resource Directory

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Something Old, Something New match—the American version of the Italian event, supported by a watch company that really appreciated what was going on. As for us in our Giulietta, aside from the distributor working loose, the gas gauge permanently reading empty, and a brief episode when smoke began to pour out of the steering column, the car ran flawlessly. We had a chance to stop in the ghost town of Chinese Camp, where my grandmother's side of the family established itself after coming around the Horn during the Gold Rush. We then paused to admire the old Moccasin Power Plant not far away. Electricity essential for Northern California is generated there by water flowing through massive pipes from the reservoir behind O'Shaughnessy Dam deep within Yosemite Park—all a part of the Hetch Hetchy power and water project my grandfather worked on during the Depression. I drove some of these same roads in my 1963 Giulia Spider Normale Typical Mille parking lot engines, mashing the throttle on a 450-horsepower, 488-ci V10 rocket sled was like lighting the fuse on a Saturn V. With a small-displacement foreign car, passing on a two-lane road takes cunning and guile. Can you really get past that mini-van before the next turn? What if the Taurus speeds up when you pull alongside? Does that Winnebago RV even know you exist? With the Viper, it was simply pick your passing zone, press the warp- I speed pedal and boom, you were around and back in your lane. But as much fun as that sledgehammer approach to country lane roads was, I was eager to get back to my hamsters-running-in-a-cage roots. Martin Swig, the Mille founder, called to ask if my wife Wendie and I would like to drive in this year's Mille, and he was gracious enough to offer us a very original, 101-series Alfa Giulietta Spider Veloce, in black over an orange/red interior. It didn't take us long to say yes. The staging area was in front of the Fairmont Hotel, atop Nob Hill in San Francisco. The Fairmont opened just before the earthquake and fire of 1906, and has stood in stately repose ever since. One of the great American road events We'll have two bird's-eye views of the Mille in our next issue—one from RM's President and COO, Ian Kelleher, who was driving in his first-ever vintage event and piloting a 1954 “Hot-Rod” Lincoln decked out in Carrera Panamericana livery. The other article will come from “The King of Toasted Ponies,” Tom Shaughnessy, who most recently wrote about driving in his first vintage event, the Colorado Grand, in his Ferrari 375 MM. In the California Mille, he teamed up with the irascible Dick McLure in a VW-powered Devin Special that they found on eBay. It was, to quote Shaughnessy, “Something completely different.” While we wait for these tales, I can only say that the Mille continues to be one of the great American road events, combining outstanding vehicles, rabid enthusiasts who think the worst day of driving is better than the best day doing anything else, and terrific scenery. The Mille welcomed a new sponsor this year, Chopard, well-known for their involvement with the Italian Mille Miglia. It was a perfect 10 t's been nearly ten years since I last drove in the California Mille. Dodge was the primary sponsor then, and I enjoyed the Northern California countryside from behind the wheel of a Viper. After growing up driving Alfas, with their puny 4-cylinder, 80-ci almost 40 years ago. Chinese Camp and Moccasin haven't changed much, but today's restored Alfas are vastly superior to the clappedout beaters we drove back then. Which brings us to the nut behind the wheel. I'd like to think that we vintage car drivers are gaining our own patina, perhaps not wiser with the years but more appreciative of the good times our old cars allow us to have. Swig often says, “You don't choose the cars, the cars choose you,” and on the Mille, given the smiles and camaraderie we experienced, the cars appear to have chosen well indeed. Keels & Wheels From Sausalito, California, where the Mille ended, I flew directly to Houston, Texas, to participate in the 14th Annual Keels & Wheels Concours. Concours Chairman Bob Fuller and I had long spoken about my providing emcee services for the event; this year the scheduling stars aligned and I was able to join him. For those not familiar with wooden boats, they provide an oppor- tunity to spend even more time and money than you can on a classic car—and have even fewer venues to put them to use. Which makes them all the more splendid and desirable. Unluckily for me, the current president of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, Dick Werner, is from Newberg, Oregon, not far from my home in Portland. The wooden boat fanatics at Keels & Wheels have already promised to help me find my first boat: a Chris-Craft 24-foot utility is their choice. “It's so practical.” Of course it is. As those of you who have already attended Keels & Wheels know, it is a first-rate gathering of cars and boats. Adding to the ambience is Worldwide Auctioneers's catalog sale, which is presented—wonder of wonders—in an air-conditioned tent. (The concours awards assembly is held in the tent on Sunday, making the entire proceedings much more enjoyable.) Chief Honorary Judges this year were Bill Warner of Amelia Island and Don Sommer of Meadow Brook. The primary sponsors were Alex Rodriguez Mercedes-Benz, First Community Bank, and the City of Seabrook, Texas. We will have complete coverage of the concours by SCM Senior Analyst Carl Bomsted in the next issue, and he will wrap up the auction as well. Seabrook was devastated by Hurricane Ike on September 13, 2008. Stories of eight-foot waves and 110-mph winds that washed 30-ton barges and 100-foot yachts into front yards were common. While evidence of the disaster could still be seen, the entire area has made a dramatic recovery—the concours is an affirmation of that. It has been a very good month, and I thank both Swig and Fuller for these opportunities. Both men have created first-rate events that celebrate motor cars, and their passion for what they do permeates their respective endeavors. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Jim Pickering Last year: 54/86 cars sold / $1.6m The Octagon Theater and the Paxton Suite will once again serve as backdrop for H&H at this event at Buxton's Pavilion Gardens, with a variety of both English and European sports cars and collectibles on offer. 84 of 92 cars sold here in April for a total of nearly $2m, led by a 1937 Alvis 4.3 Short-Chassis Vanden Plas tourer at $295,614. 1922 Sunbeam at Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed Bonhams— The Goodwood Festival of Speed Where: Sussex, U.K. When: July 3 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 61/101 cars sold / $11.9m Now in its 17th year, Bonhams's auction held in conjunction with the Goodwood Festival of Speed will feature the Ex-Sir Henry Segrave, John Purnell, and Kenelm Lee Guinness 1922 Strasbourg GP Sunbeam that competed in the 1922 French Grand Prix. It's estimated to sell for upwards of $530k. Also crossing the block is a 1931 Bentley 4-Liter with coachwork by H.J. Mulliner that's valued between $270k and $360k. Silver Auctions— The Jackson Hole Auction Where: Jackson Hole, WY When: July 4–5 More: www.silverauctions.com Last year: 51/116 cars sold / $713k Taking place in Teton Village at the base of the Teton Range, this annual event will again feature cars drawn in from 16 states and Canada. Last year saw the majority of lots on offer sell below $25k, and this year, an assortment of consignments are again expected to be priced at that level, with plenty of American muscle and classics available. The perfect opportunity to combine a vacation, an auction, and a scenic drive home in your new collector car. Kruse International— Hot San Jose Nights Where: San Jose, CA When: July 10–12 More: www.kruse.com Mike Hennessy teams up with Kruse International for this first time event, which will 12 feature a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, a 1969 Pontiac LeMans convertible, a 1966 Impala SS with matching numbers and 64,000 original miles, a 1937 Packard 120 sedan, a 1969 Corvette convertible with two tops, a 1936 Pierce Arrow 5-Passenger touring, a 1959 Jaguar XK 120 coupe, and a 1963 Studebaker Avanti coupe. Mecum Auctions—Des Moines Auction Where: Des Moines, IA When: July 17–18 More: www.mecumauction.com Last year: 102/188 cars sold / $1.4m Held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, this annual July auction has been expanded to cover two days and will be broadcast live on Mecum's “Muscle Cars & More” television show on HD Theater. The auction will take place completely inside the air-conditioned Varied Industries Building, with an array of muscle cars and classics on offer. H&H Sales Ltd.—The Pavilion Gardens Where: Buxton, U.K. When: July 22 More: www.classic-auctions.com All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. Email auction info to: jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Calendar JUNE 1—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 7—BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS Greenwich, CT 10—H&H Buxton, UK 12-14—LEAKE Tulsa, OK 13—BONHAMS Northamptonshire, UK 13—KENSINGTON Bridgehampton, NY 13—SILVER Coeur d'Alene, ID 14—ARTCURIAL Sochaux, FRA 15-16—BARONS Surrey, UK 19-20—WORLDWIDE Birmingham, AL 20—KRUSE Sevierville, TN 20—KRUSE Topsfield, MA 20—MECUM St. Paul, MN 24—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, UK 26-27—AUCTIONS AMERICA Raleigh, NC 26-27—MECUM St. Charles, IL 27—ICA Providence, RI JULY 3—BONHAMS Sussex, UK 4-5—SILVER Jackson Hole, WY 10-12—KRUSE San Jose, CA 11—SILVER Spokane, WA 12—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 17-18—BUD WARD Denver, CO 17-18—MECUM Des Moines, IA 18—ICA St. Paul, MN 18—THE COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION Bowling Green, KY 18—CHEFFINS Cambridge, UK 22—H&H Buxton, UK 25—BONHAMS Silverstone, UK 25—ICA Birmingham, AL 25—KRUSE Denver, CO 26—BONHAMS & GOODMAN Sydney, AUS 27-28—BARONS Surrey, UK AUGUST 1—KRUSE Charleston, SC 1—RM Rochester, MI 6-9—SILVER Reno, NV 7-8—KRUSE Verona, NY 13-15—RM Monterey, CA 13-15—RUSSO AND STEELE Monterey, CA 14—BONHAMS Carmel, CA 15—MECUM Monterey, CA 15-16—GOODING Pebble Beach, CA 22—CHEFFINS Harrogate, UK 23—ICA Deadwood, SD 28—CARLISLE Carlisle, PA 31—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS Bonhams—Silverstone Classic Where: Northamponshire, U.K. When: July 25 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 22/32 cars sold / $976k This year's Silverstone Classic will feature nearly 700 race cars running in 22 race events, and 4,000 classics from a number of clubs will be shown throughout the weekend. Jaguar is the featured marque at this year's auction, and Bonhams has been appointed by the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust to offer a varied selection of cars from their reserve collection, including everything from a “Bass Bottle” Daimler to a late-model Jaguar XKR. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Inside Line Stefan Lombard Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. SCM News ■ Is it “Time to Buy or Time to Sell?” Find out at the eighth annual SCM Insider's Seminar, to be held Saturday, August 15, 9 am to noon, at the Gooding Auction Pavilion at Pebble Beach. Space is limited—sign up today. SCMers: $65 for one, $99 for two. More: www.sportscarmarket .com/monterey2009. Events ■ No event captures the spirit and spectacle of motorsport quite like the Goodwood Festival of Speed. This year's event takes place July 3 to 5 and will celebrate True Grit: Epic Feats of Endurance, in recognition of the drive and determination of racing men who overcame huge physical, mental, and mechanical barriers in their quest for glory. Anniversaries for Bugatti, Audi, Morgan, Matra, the Mini, Daytona Speedway, the Motorcycle World Championship, and Le Mans will be featured as well. Adult admission starts at $50. www .goodwood.co.uk. (UK) ■ Alfisiti of the world will descend upon beautiful Portland, Oregon, from July 12 to 19 for a week of events, capped by the AROC National Convention. The week begins with an overnight tour to Mount St. Helens and will include track time at Portland International, tours of the Oregon Coast, Columbia Gorge, Wine Country, and Ron Tonkin's impressive garage, multiple rallies, model and art shows, seminars and tech sessions, and lots of great food, wine, and cheerful gearhead conversation. Publisher Martin will emcee Saturday's Alfa Concorso & Field Meet at nearby Pearson Airfield, and the SCM gang will be on hand throughout the week. Registration fees vary by event. www.velocenelverde.org, www .aroc-usa.org. (OR) ■ The Forest Grove Concours has been a staple of the Northwest car collecting scene since 1973, and this year's July 19 event promises to continue the tradition with the best cars of the Jazz Age. In all, about 350 cars will grace the lawn, from the earliest antiques to the supercars of the '90s. 14 Vintage rubber to the road at Goodwood Publisher Martin and Executive Editor Duchene will serve as co-emcees. $15. www.forestgroveconcours.org. (OR) ■ The 37th annual Braille Blind Car Rallye takes place August 1. The event kicks off from the Braille Institute in Los Angeles and will feature about 50 classic and modern sports cars, with navigation provided by sight-impaired youths. Entry is just $10. Contact Bruce West at 714.841.1249, nseandwest@verizon.net for more. (CA) ■ Secure your place on the Northwest Classic Rally, to be run August 6 to 9. Now in its 21st year, it's the premier classic TSD rally in the Pacific Northwest for pre-1980 cars and a perpetual draw for SCMers. For those who just want the drive and the party, the rally offers an unscored Touring Class. Pioneering racer Janet Guthrie will be the guest speaker, and this year's destination is the Kah-Nee-Ta High Desert Resort, near the town of Warm Springs, Oregon. Advanced registration is $475. www.nwclassicrally.org. (OR) Passing ■ Bob LeFlufy, long-time car collector and friend of SCM, passed away on May 1. Throughout SCM's early days, LeFlufy was an enthusiastic supporter of the magazine and contributed articles as “Fairly Honest” Bob LeFlufy. He will be missed. For his obituary, go to www.sportscarmarket .com/leflufy ♦ Event Calendar 3-5—Goodwood Festival of Speed (UK) www.goodwood.co.uk 9-11—Le Mans Classic (FRA) www.lemansclassic.com 10-12—All-Chrysler Nationals (PA)| www.carlisleevents.com 10-12—Portland Historic Races (OR) www.portlandhistorics.com 10-19—Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PA) www.pvgp.org 12-19—AROC National Convention (OR) www.velocenelverde.org 16-19—Keeneland Concours (KY) www.keenelandconcours.com 17-19—Kohler Int'l Challenge (WI) www.historicgrandprix.com 17-19—New England Concours (VT) www.hemmings.com/events 19—Forest Grove Concours (OR) www.forestgroveconcours.org 24-26—Shell Historic Challenge (CAN) www.ferrarichallenge.com 24-26—Silverstone Classic (UK) www.silverstone.co.uk Aug. 1—37th Braille Blind Car Rallye nseandwest@verizon.net Northwest Classic, now in its 21st year Sports Car Market

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SCM Contributors ROBERT AMES is a real estate developer and recovering banker who has been active in auto racing and collecting for the past 50 years. His collection includes an Alfa 6C 1750 Super Sport, Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, Austin-Healey 100S, Porsche Speedster, Lotus 19, HRG, the obligatory '32 Ford Roadster, and a 1902 Renault, with which he runs the London-to-Brighton. He has held an SCCA National competition license for 40 years and is a founder of Portland International Raceway, where he spends most summer weekends. He's also a dedicated vintage motorcycle restorer and has been grappling with the idiosyncracies of a 1953 Ferrari 125, which led him to the Reggio d'Emilia motorcycle swapmeet in Italy. You'll find his story on p. 32. JOHN APEN holds degrees in Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California-Berkeley, New York University, and Johns Hopkins. He has been vintage racing for 13 years and restoring old cars for nearly 50 years. He's always had an affinity for obscure American cars and their engineering, and in high school, when he should have been into muscle, he instead drove a 1936 Packard rumbleseat roadster, followed by a 1949 Olds Holiday hard top that got him through college. Today his garage includes a 1960 Corvette he's owned since day one, a T-Bird, and several vintage Ferraris. He is recently retired from Manheim Gold Book online price guide and is currently car manager for Auto Trader Classics. His automotive library contains over 5,000 volumes and 1,400 auction catalogs, and he has contributed to SCM since 1996. On p. 48 this month, he profiles a 1934 Auburn 1250 Salon Cabriolet, which sold at Barrett-Jackson Palm beach for $253,000. MARTIN EMMISON's early sports car enthusiasm was fueled by the cars of his native England—the MG TA, Turner, AC Ace, Morgan, Triumph TRA, and Jaguar XK 140. He was bitten badly by the Ferrari V12 bug in the 1980s and owned a 250 GTE, 275 GTB, an LWB California Spyder rebuilt from a wreck, and he now shares a 365 GTC/4. Emmison lives in a 15th century house in Essex, England, and as a lawyer in London he represents collectors, dealers, auctioneers, and restorers in the high-value deals and disputes regarding historic cars. He is a late convert to Alfa Romeo, but his pleasure in European rally motoring comes mostly from his favorite driver, a 1963 289 Cobra, CSX 2187. In this issue he reviews the new edition of one of the most profound single-model books ever written—The Immortal 2.9. See p. 36. JIM PICKERING grew up studying high-performance cars from the 1960s and 1970s, with a particular bias toward Chevrolets. He spent several years as a mechanic before coming to Sports Car Market magazine as Auctions Editor, and during that time he had handson experience with all generations of sports cars. Pickering spends short, intense periods at Portland-area drag strips in his 12-second 468-ci '66 Caprice, and when he's not doing that, he can be found working on his “new” ex-Paul Duchene '72 Chevy Cheyenne 4x4. 16 Sports Car Market Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Art Director Kirsten Onoday kirsten.onoday@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Executive Editor Paul Duchene paul.duchene@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Managing Editor Stefan Lombard stefan.lombard@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Auction Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Copy Editors Yael Abel, Kristen Hall-Geisler, Bill Neill Senior Auction Analysts B. 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You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarket.com A few miles between friends To the Editor: In reference to Mike Sheehan's May column (“When 25 Miles Doesn't Matter,” p. 36), I feel there was one point that should have been mentioned: Would the “victim” in this case be happy “starting over” with a 990-mile (but completely dead) Enzo? Seems to me that would be the value diminisher, not a thoroughly tested (and recently serviced) car with 1,000-plus miles. I can't think of how many times “timing belt service completed” and the like have been used to raise the value of a Ferrari. Same with “inspected by a marque specialist” (which a Ferrari dealer would be, yes?) and/or “in perfect running order.” I know which Enzo I'd buy—one that's been carefully and regularly exercised and serviced, regardless of which side of 1,000 miles it was on. In fact, I'd pay more for a car that wouldn't inflict upon me the anguish (and cost) of any of the nasty surprises inherent in the average “mothballed” car. Not that I can afford either Enzo, but...—Andrew W. Davis, Belleville, MI To the Editor: Mike Sheehan's May column would have amused me if the Enzo owner portrayed weren't so unbelievably pathetic. Nowhere recently have I seen the contrast between enthusiast-collectors and investment-collectors so dramatically illustrated. After reading the article, I searched for an apt parallel to someone who doesn't want the mileage on his Ferrari to exceed 1,000, presumably so he can sell it to the next guy for the most profit (or smallest loss). Let's see: I'm dating Angelina Jolie (or some other favorite), but I won't take her out because I want to save her for the next guy. Give me a break! To borrow a wonderfully descriptive term from the Brits, the “wanker” who owns the Enzo might truly want to think 18 Seems to me a dead Enzo with 990 miles would be the value diminisher, not a thoroughly tested (and recently serviced) car with 1,000-plus miles. I can't think of how many times “timing belt service completed” and the like have been used to raise the value of a Ferrari about a different hobby. But then I suppose I might not get to read about him, and it's the occasional article like this, along with your regular features, that keep Sports Car Market the great publication it is. As a longtime subscriber (and dedicated enthusiast), I thank you for the continued excellence of your auction reporting, market analysis, marque profiles, and (occasionally zany) columns.—Archie Urciuoli, Casey Key, FL Avoiding sales tax, pt. III To the Editor: I wanted to add something to John Draneas's excellent twopart series on collector cars and sales tax (March & June, “Legal Files,” p. 26 & 30, respectively). I have always been a sports car enthusiast, but have never been satisfied with having just one, or keeping one long-term. Paying sales tax on every purchase has been a real burden. I have found a legal way in my state (NY) to avoid tax—a “hobby dealership.” To qualify, you need a non- residential place to store the cars and approval of the local government to open an auto dealership. I overcame potential objections by occupying a commercial space and agreeing the cars would not be displayed outside. Annual dealer “garage liability” insurance is about $1,500. A dealer bond is about $250, one time. You register to collect sales tax, apply for a dealer license, and get an onsite inspection by the DMV. Voila. With arrival of your dealer plate you can now buy, sell, and drive legally as many cars as you want, of any value, without having to pay sales tax. You do have to collect tax on in-state retail sales and remit to the state. Collision and comprehensive coverage is very expensive for a new dealer—about $20k/ year—so I took out a declared value collector car policy for $1,000. The major obstacle to the more affordable policies is a restriction on mileage and use—club activities and enthusiast events only. Recently, my agent found another policy for $0.70/100 declared value, about $1,400 per year for me, which can be updated monthly to reflect the value of my collection, and permits unlimited mileage and unrestricted use. In two years, I've gotten to experience owning and driving about 15 different cars from my youth. That's another story.—George Leopard, AutoLinc Sports & Classics, Rochester, NY John Draneas responds: Thanks for the kind words, George. I know that many readers have done the same as you. However, being a dealer has its

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You've discovered the tax filings burden and the insurance issue, but you might make the effort to confirm that your insurance coverage is firmly in place. Most collector car policies are not intended to insure a dealer's inventory, and you want to be sure you have coverage if something bad happens. The other drawback to being a dealer is that any profits from the sale of the cars are taxed at ordinary income tax rates, not at the more favorable capital gains tax rate. Nice headlights To the Editor: I love the magazine and always await its arrival in the mailbox. But there's something slightly bizarre in Jerome Hardy's Artcurial review (May, “Market Reports,” p. 70). Regarding the Lancia Fulvia 1.6 HF (lot 57), Mr. Hardy writes, “Just 1,258 1.6 HF coupes were built, and real Fanalones are even rarer.” This is like saying “only 1,300 300SL coupes were built, and Gullwings are even rarer”— it's completely inane. “Fanalone” was simply the nickname given to the 1.6 HF because of its big headlights, or “fanalone.” After the 1,258 Series I 1.6 HFs, there were about 3,500 of the Series II 1600 HFs made. These did not have the large main beams, and are sometimes referred to as “fanalino,” and it's these that may be contributing to Mr. Hardy's confusion.—Ed Levin, West Hollywood, CA Time's up To the Editor: I have really enjoyed SCM over the years, but I just wanted to make sure that SCM still stood for Sports Car Market. Motorcycles in the magazine I can understand, but time pieces? What's next, jewelry and homes? If I want watches, jewelry, and houses, I'll read Robb Report.—K.J., via email Keith Martin responds: K.J., as we spend time with subscribers on events, we've found that people who collect cars often collect or have an interest in a wider range of collectibles, often of the mechanical variety—motorcycles, planes, boats, guns, and yes, watches. We don't purport to be the insider's guide to collecting watches, and our mission is still very much the collectible car, but when something non-automotive comes along that piques our interest (like the Spitfire on this month's cover), you're likely to find it commented on in our pages. I can promise you, however, that we won't be writing about luxury homes, jewelry, armored Suburbans, or guard dogs. Fastback ex-pat To the Editor: I love SCM and read it cover to cover as soon as it comes in the mail. That said, I have a correction to make regarding your recent Russo and Steele auction coverage (April, “Market Reports,” p. 98). The write-up under lot S706, a 1965 Shelby GT350 R fastback (s/n SFMR5R0530), states that “this one was originally exported to Peru, where the original owner raced it until 1973. It was then repatriated in 1984 by George Stauffer.” In fact, my business partner, Gary Nufer, and I traveled to Lima, Peru, in 1984 and bought three R model Shelbys—serial numbers 213, 530, and 535. The year is correct, but Mr. Stauffer did not bring this car back to the States, as Gary and I expatriated the three cars. Mr. Stauffer is a friend of mine; I just want to set the record straight.—Dr. Richard B. Cohen, Delray Beach, FL ♦ Sports Car Market

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg 1962–74 Heuer Autavia When Jack Heuer, an avid skier neer, joined the family watchmaking in 1958, he saw tremendous opportu rugged mechanical watches for the sp world. Heuer, established in 1860, had manufactured pocket and wrist mod including specialty stopwatches an chronographs, but new technology enabled shockproof watches and water resistance to be combined. One of Heuer's earliest and most successful products was cleverl aimed at both motorists and aviator the aptly named “Autavia.” The first eration were clocks for aircraft coc or dashboards. In 1962, Heuer intro an Autavia wristwatch that feature nograph functions as well as a rotat that could be used either for calculati time or as a tachymeter. Heuer saw that the next step was to incorporate a self-winding system into a chronograph watch—a seemingly insurmountable task. In secret cooperation with Buren Watch SA, which had already developed a thin automatic movement with a small inset rotor for self winding, and Dubois-Depraz SA, who had great expertise in chronograph module design, Heuer and fellow watchmaker Breitling invested over 500,000 Swiss francs ($115,000) in the project. Their self-winding chronograph was unveiled in 1969. The task was accomplished by hiding a micro rotor under the stopwatch features. The first generation of automatic chronographs is easily distinguished by the winding crown at an unusual “lefty” nine o'clock position. Heuer marketed the new movement in three different models— Autavia, Monaco, and Carrera. The quality of these new products propelled them to the forefront of race timing, with a huge gain in Neat Stuff by Stefan Lombard The dark crystal Porsche's timeless 911 has been represented in nearly every way imag- inable. From metal and plastic scale models to rubber children's toys and super-cool birthday cakes, the shape flatters any material used to create it. Especially sexy is this 911 made from Swarovski high quality cut crystal. Finished in 1:43 scale, the replica has metal exterior mirrors and rims. It is set on a contemporary aluminum base with an integrated mirror and stainless steel plaque. Also available as a Cayman S. $379. www.shop .beechmontporsche.com. Lord of the tailgate Vintage racing season is in full swing, and you should be, too. The Hammaka Trailer Hitch Hammock system provides the perfect place to sit and watch the cars go by. The setup allows you to hang a couple of comfortable and durable cloth chairs from the hitch on your pickup or SUV. The chairs are form-fitting and swivel so you can easily turn to face the action. When you're done, just take them out of the hitch and you're ready to go. The stand runs $190, and each chair with footrest is $80. www .hammaka.com. 22 Sports Car Market are. By 1969 Heuer was producing 25% of all nographs in the world. Adding to their domiwas sponsorship of world-famous drivers teams, including Jo Siffert, Steve McQueen, cky Ickx, and the entire Ferrari racing team. In 1972, Heuer struck a deal with the Viceroy and of cigarettes, which included a coupon in ch pack that in time could be redeemed for black-dial Heuer Autavia watch at a special ice of $88. This campaign, which featured rnelli Jones, helped to sell an amazing 16,000 ronographs between 1972 and 1974. The speal black-dialed version with beautiful red trim s been known since then as the Viceroy. If an Autavia is a must-have, be careful to y examples in perfect cosmetic condition, as ts to repair the exterior are made of unobtainnterior repairs (i.e. basic service or movement e easier, and a good watchmaker can effect rs. One of the most appealing aspects of collecting in this genre is that there are almost 60 variations and models of Autavia alone, making collecting exciting and varied. Values of these watches have risen as race-related paraphernalia has appreciated and also because comparable new watches are expensive. Heuer has cashed in on their historic models by reissuing some of them. In some cases, original watches in great condition can cost less than the reissues, which adds to the appeal of searching out originals. Prices generally range from about $1,500 to $3,500. Model Details Production Date: 1960s–1970s Best place to wear one: Behind the wheel of a fast-moving Porsche 917 Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/Service Availability: Cool Factor: Web: www.tagheuer.com is best):

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1961 Austin-Healey 3000 I rarely meet anyone who doesn't like Austin- Healeys. I do too; I used to own a '65 3000 Mk III, and my real lust is still for one of the fairly rare 3000 two-seaters. Apparently many model manufacturers and col- Model Details Production Date: 2003–07 Quantity: Around 20,000, perhaps more lectors also seem to have a soft spot for these brutes. Few marques have been so extensively replicated in miniature as Austin-Healey, which is surprising, considering how few variants there are. Without too much searching, you can find a model of almost any type of Healey, from the record car through the 100 and 3000 series cars. Most are in 1:43 scale as models and kits, and a gaggle from three major manufacturers come in the popular 1:18 scale. There's even a very large 1:8-scale 100-4 from a specialist maker in England. The model at hand is a well-made, diecast 1:18-scale 3000 Mk II (two-seat Ratings: Overall Quality: Authenticity: Overall Value: Web: www.autoartmodels.com variant) by AutoArt. As with most diecast models, this one is made in China. As far as I can ascertain, the year they've modeled is 1961. It has the vertical grille slats and still retains the side shift. The high-gloss red-over-cream paint finish is very good, though there is a bit of orange peel in it. All panels open. The doors operate smoothly but show uneven gaps, just like some of the real cars. Both the hood and trunk lid have nice little prop rods, and the trunk features two little hinges, which are really a bit too delicate and have a tendency to break. This model only misses in a few areas, most of which can be excused because the rest is so well done. The interior has beautifully applied red carpeting with black rubber floor mats that have ribbing, along with the Healey logo and name. Nice detail touches include the painted white shift pattern on the black knob and the chrome-rimmed gauge bezels around detailed gauge faces. Good attention was paid to the banjospoke steering wheel. However, I don't know how they missed the storage shelf that should be under the dash on the passenger side—it's just not there. Lap belts, while well done, seem out of place. The pedals aren't great, but they're out of sight. The model comes with a convertible top in the down position, which I have removed since it's completely wrong. Luckily, that's easy to lift off, held in place by just two plastic pins. This type of top should only be on late cars with roll-up windows. This Mk II was a side-curtain car. Also, the bright chrome finish on the door cap and beading between the front and rear fenders and shrouds should be an aluminum finish. The engine bay offers good detail for the money, but the engine's bright silver finish is wrong, as are the chrome-plated carburetors and air cleaners. Aside from those glitches, plumbing, wires, and components are fairly accurate. The body shape looks terrific, especially in this color scheme. AutoArt has also made a 3000 Mk I in all white, as well as in Healey Blue over white. The tires have great tread pattern but look undersized. The convincing wire wheels are made up of two layers of spokes, cast in plastic. One of the bonuses in models made by this company is the combination of detail with excellent fit and finish. All headlight, signal, and taillight lenses are extremely well done, along with the emblems and things you don't even notice at first, such as simulated rubber gaskets around the base of the windshield posts and windshield base. This is a great-looking model. These are out of production, but supply is still plentiful from many dealers, as well as on eBay. Expect to pay somewhere from $85–$175. Porsche 908: The Long Distance Runner By Jorg Thomas Fodisch, Jost Nesshover, Dieter Rossbach, Rainer Rossbach and Harold Schwarz, 240 pages, $56.67 (Amazon) The Porsche 908 had a much longer and successful history than anyone involved in the program ever envisioned. Developed from the 907 chassis when engine rules changed, the 908 came at a time when Porsche decided class wins weren't enough, and winning Le Mans outright was a priority, though those Le Mans hopes were pinned on the upcoming 917. The development of the 908 showed the smaller, lighter car was surprisingly quick, especially on tracks where handling was more important than high speeds. Porsche won the International Championship for Makes in 1969—winning seven races with the 908—and repeated the feat in 1970 and 1971, using both the 908 and the 917. A Who's Who of Porsche endurance specialists won in the 908, including Jo Siffert, Brian Redman, Vic Elford, Hans Herrmann, and Rolf Stommelen. Steve McQueen, in preparation for filming “Le Mans,” nearly won the 12 Hours of Sebring outright in a 908, finishing first in prototype and second overall with co-driver Peter Revson. Insurance problems with his studio kept McQueen out of Le Mans itself. In this translation of their 2007 book, Fodisch and his co-authors put together a comprehensive history of the 908. There are plenty of anecdotes, plus an exhaustive, year by year look at the 1968–71 seasons, when the cars were campaigned by the factory, as well as the many successful privateers who kept racing and winning with the 908 into the late 1980s. Provenance: Clearly a labor of love, the 908 story relies on Porsche archives and tells the story of the car in detail. Fit and finish: A revised layout from the German original edition, with plenty of well-reproduced images, the book is nicely designed and gives you a sense of the sweep of the story and the impact the 908 had on Porsche and racing. Drivability: This broad history of the 908 reflects the respect and love the authors bring to their subject. The organization and research come through in a readable narrative packed with facts, while the photo selection is comprehensive, both on and off the track. 24 Sports Car Market Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton

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Industry Roundtable Given the current state of the market, what do you think is the best buy between $100,000 and $250,000? Rod Egan Principal, The Worldwide Group, Auburn, IN In my opinion, the best buy would be a car that can be used at will. Over the past few years, there has been a significant increase in the enjoyment and actual use on the road or track of investment-quality vintage automobiles. I have been fortunate to have participated in several great tours in the last few years and have noticed an ever-increasing demand by collectors for good “tour cars,” or simply those with certain drivability. In an economy that is somewhat uncertain, it's important to consider not only good value for money, but also liquidity. If you have a car that others would love to drive, you have made the first wise move. Next, pick a car that will be an up-and-comer. Doing this will allow you to hold on to the car if necessary, and get a great deal of use out of your investment. I would, without hesitation, recommend a car such as the roadgoing 1973 Porsche Carrera 911 RS Touring coupe. Known for its iconic whale tale and superb engine and gearbox, it gives a driver all he can handle and it looks as good today as it was when new. Fun with a capital F! After all, isn't that the real reason why we do this stuff? Mike Fairbairn Vice Chairman & Co-Founder, RM Auctions, Blenheim, Ontario, CAN I think that the range between $100,000 and $250,000 includes some interesting cars that meet the three golden parameters of collectibility—rarity, desirability, and condition. But there are so many excellent choices that personal preference will be the driving factor for most people. For my money? I'd have to say a Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona. They are fast and with Pininfarina's stunning coachwork, likely to continue as a modern classic. Even though production exceeded 1,200 cars, they are still rare by many standards. Prices have adjusted, and the upper end of the range will buy a lovely and very usable example, while the lower end will buy a car with needs, but well worth investing in. I wouldn't overlook American cars, however. We're seeing a strong market for the very best of the big, 1950s convertibles. Things like a fuel-injected '57 Pontiac Bonneville, a '59 Cadillac Eldorado, or a '58 to '60 Chrysler 300D, E, or F are surprisingly rare—under 1,000 examples built. They are fantastically expensive to restore properly, so buy one in top condition. Finally, big open pre-war American classics have always been blue-chip investments, showing steady gains while remaining reasonably unaffected by market cycles. In this category, I'd consider something like the incomparable '36–'37 Cord 810/812 (preferably supercharged), a '32–'34 Packard Super Eight convertible coupe, or perhaps a '30–'32 Pierce-Arrow Eight roadster. All are beautiful to look at and surprisingly pleasant to drive. David Gooding President, Gooding & Company, Santa Monica, CA In today's market there are a number of collectible cars that represent tremendous value in the $100,000–$250,000 range. Rather than list specific makes or models of cars I think would be good buys, I advise collectors to go after cars to which they feel strongly attached and will continue to enjoy, regardless of value. There are a number of outstanding post-war sports cars within this range which are eligible for some exciting driving and concours events. They often tend to be easier to own and maintain than the more exotic sports cars. Rare examples of early Porsches, Alfa Romeos, Jaguars, and ACs should maintain their value and allow collectors to participate in the same events as Ferraris, Maseratis, and Bugattis. Similarly, cars from the 1920s are a wonderful introduction to early motoring and often available for a fraction of the price of their 1930s counterparts. Many great cars of this era still trade in this price range, and with the growing interest and high values of Brass Era cars and Classics, I see the cars of the 1920s as rather undervalued. I would also advise collectors to search for excellent original cars. Each year there are fewer first-rate original cars, as many are restored, forgotten, or neglected. Interest in original cars has certainly increased in recent years, and like other collectibles, highly original examples will prove to be the safest investments in the long term. 26 Sports Car Market

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Craig Jackson Chairman & CEO, Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, Scottsdale, AZ To anyone who feels the automobile is more about romance than utility, the early Jaguar Flat Floor XKEs rank among the most important cars ever created. The Jaguar Flat Floor XKE hit the world's sports car stage in March 1961, and although it was five years after the iconic D-type racer, it was quite clear that it was an honest and genuine attempt to adapt the Le Mans racer's performance technology to everyday use—to tame the racer for the road with styling that is timeless and elegant. The Jaguar Flat Floor XKE is a very exciting sports car, combining speed with style. There are en- thusiasts who believe a sports car based on a competition car is the absolute best performer, while others believe it to be the most graceful and beautiful automobile ever produced. Either way, the Jaguar Flat Floor XKE was something more. These remarkable automobiles have always been admired and sought after. Even in today's uncertain economic times, they continue to bring the passion out in their owners (and potential owners), making them one of the most desirable sports cars in the market place today. Dana Mecum President, Mecum High Performance Auctions, Marengo, IL The first thing I've always told new clients is to buy what you like and look for quality and prov- enance, not price. If your first priority is price, you might as well be a dealer. I think the first thing a collector should do is determine focus. For example: If a guy is a sport and vintage race enthusiast, I would suggest an American special from the 1950s and '60s. These cars are just coming into their own and are on the cutting edge of awareness in the marketplace. If you are a Corvette guy, you want a '65 to '67 big-block. Corvettes have the broadest market- place of collectibles. Current values have been in a minor slump, but over the past 25 years, Corvettes have consistently bounced back the quickest of any collectible. If you are a muscle car guy, Mopar prices have crashed. Most Mopar collectors work in the building trades. Unlike most segments of collector cars, they are directly affected by the economy. It's time to buy a low-production Hemi. For '50s cars, I would suggest something from the Motorama trio: a '53 Eldorado, '53 Skylark, or a '53 Fiesta. For a Full Classic, I'd say any open car that is a great original or a good restoration. Surprisingly, some of these cars are still avail- able for under $250k. Do not buy something that needs to be restored unless that's your passion, or it will be a very expensive car when you are finished. Mark Osborne Director, U.S. Motoring Department, Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, CA Within the broad range between $100,000 and $250,000, the best buys right now are fine Brass and other Veteran cars, select Porsches, and big-block muscle cars. Brass and Veteran cars have held fast in the current market and continue to appreciate, as people clamor to gain entry into the events that only accept early cars, such as the London-to-Brighton Run and the Glidden Tour. A 1903 Ford Model A Rear Entrance Tonneau, such as the one we are offering in Greenwich this June, is an excellent example. Some Porsches have seen a market correction that has made them much more appealing, price-wise. Porsche 356 Speedsters are now very much within this price range, whereas until recently they were climbing to a quarter-million and beyond. Finally, big-block Corvettes and other muscle cars have seen their values return (in part) to pre-boom levels, making it possible to buy your pick of L88 'Vettes and Hemi-powered 'Cudas squarely within the price range given here. Cars like a fuel-injected '57 Pontiac Bonneville, a '59 Cadillac Eldorado, or a '58 to '60 Chrysler 300D, E, or F are fantastically expensive to restore properly, so buy one in top condition July 2009 27

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Affordable Classic Ferrari 400 Sensible Italian Shoes? Buy a Ferrari 400 with needs and you may as well start thinking about ways to improve on Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme by Rob Sass T he mid 1970s were cruel to the entire auto industry, and the Italian exotics were particularly hard hit. Punitive taxes, fuel shortages, and a general reluctance to consume conspicuously put Maserati and Lamborghini on the ropes. Even Ferrari wasn't immune. Worse still, class warfare turned into open warfare when home-grown, wacko communist terrorist groups like the Red Brigades in Italy and the BaderMeinhoff Gang in Germany began targeting the wealthy and powerful of Western Europe. It seemed like the right time for something a bit more subtle. Ferrari introduced the 365 GT4 2+2 in 1972 at the Paris Auto Show. Had it been 1978 Ferrari 400i coupe any subtler, it wouldn't have existed at all. A fairly conventional notchback coupe with hidden headlights and a long hood and short rear deck, it still had enough Ferrari styling cues (including the trademark multiple round taillights) that even the ratty Microbus-driving Red Brigade twits were unlikely to mistake the car for a visually similar Fiat 130 coupe. They thought Americans would like an automatic The GT4 2+2 was initially sold with the same powertrain from the 365 GTC/4, a Daytona-derived 4.4-liter V12 with 320 hp and a 5-speed manual gearbox. The revised 1976 4.8-liter car, now called the 400, was the first Ferrari to be offered with an automatic transmission, a 3-speed GM-sourced THM unit that offered lazy but predictable upshifts and downshifts, along with easy serviceability. It was thought that Americans particularly would like this feature. Ironically, Ferrari never officially imported the car due to emission issues with the V12. In keeping with Ferrari practice of the day, the 1979 400i (for inezione) added Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection. Drivability was greatly improved, but horsepower was down to a still-healthy 310 hp. The Ferrari 412 replaced the Ferrari 400i in Details Years produced: 1973–89 Number produced: 470 (365 GT4 2+2); 1,810 (400); 576 (412) Original list price: N/A (never sold officially in the U.S.) SCM Valuation: $20,000–$38,000 Tune-up cost: $2,000 Distributor caps: $450 Chassis #: Stamped on passenger side frame rail next to engine Engine #: Stamped on flange on rear passenger side of block Club:Ferrari Club of America, PO Box 720597 Atlanta, GA 30358 More: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org Alternatives: 1984–78 Bitter SC, 1972–76 Jensen Interceptor III, 1973–76 Lamborghini Espada SCM Investment Grade: F 28 1985. Unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show, it was at the time the only Ferrari sold into the U.S. by the factory, but dealers were responsible for doing the modifications necessary to achieve compliance with DOT and EPA. A displacement bump to 4.9 liters brought power back to its original level, and ABS was added for the remainder of the car's run through 1989. The body received minor detail changes, with bumpers now painted the same color as the car. For a car that is virtually ignored by collectors today, its 17-year run was extraordinary and unlikely to be equaled by any other Ferrari. An interesting footnote to the 412 story is the factory-sanctioned convertible built in 1984, though not registered until 1986. It was an experimental car built with a passenger compartment of carbon fiber, fiberglass, and Kevlar, with carbon fiber body panels, and it represented Sergio Scaglietti's final design for Ferrari. The one-off four-seat convertible was dark red with a tan leather interior, and the advanced construction made it 881 pounds lighter than the coupe and significantly quicker. The car sold at Gooding's Monterey auction in 2007 as part of the estate of Ferrari collector Greg Garrison. Despite being in #1 condition, having only 8,113 kilometers on the clock, and a 5-speed, it sold for a paltry $110,000—which was still double the pre-sale estimate. The Sword of Damocles hangs over owners Outwardly, there is little difference between the vari- ous versions of the 400 family. The 365s can be distinguished by their six round taillights (400/412 cars reverted to four). 400/412 interiors were much more luxurious in keeping with the character of the car. On the road, they're pure Italian thoroughbred, with a well-controlled ride and quiet, comfortable cabin—an ideal car for waking up in Deauville and going to sleep in Cannes. Traditionally, four-seater Ferraris have never been particularly collectible. The end of the earth is probably around $120,000 for a great 250 GTE. For a 365/400/412, it's about one-fourth of that, leaving precious little room for maintenance and upgrades before you're permanently under water. Because of the car's low values and the Ferrari parts and service Sword of Damocles that hangs over the head of any owner, most of the cars of this series that turn up at auction have significant needs. Buy one of these, and you may as well start thinking about ways to improve on Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme—you'll need that kind of capital to put things right. About the only thing that won't cost five figures to address is the aforementioned GM automatic, which is yet another reason why these cars will never be worth anything. Add to that the fact that almost all of them are gray-market cars—some with dodgy or non-existent EPA/DOT paperwork—and you have all of the reasons in hand as to why these will forever be the bargainbasement front-engine V12 Ferraris. Even the attractive Straman-converted open 400s fail to generate much excitement at auction. Still, that isn't to say that the cars are without merits. They do after all share 365 GTB/4 Daytona DNA and although low-key, they aren't bad lookers by any means. It's just that in the gentleman's express department, there are a lot of choices—from Aston Martin V8s, to Jensen Interceptors, to Iso Rivoltas. While few of these lack the potential to eviscerate you financially, all, alas, lack the cachet of a Ferrari. And there's the rub. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Legal Files John Draneas Nethercutt Slander Suit Fizzles To rub salt in the wound, the appellate court rejected the Plaintiff's arguments that he should get a new trial the Nethercutt Museum in nearby Sylmar. The museum is owned and operated by The Nethercutt Collection, a charitable foundation formed by J. B. Nethercutt, who along with his aunt had founded Merle Norman Cosmetics. After his death, his son, Jack, assumed control of the foundation. I will long remember the amaz- A ing facility, the free admission (thanks to the endowment from J. B. Nethercutt), and the beautiful cars. In particular, I spent quite some time admiring the shapely blue and silver Talbot-Lago T150C SS with the Figoni et Falaschi teardrop body design. The 1937 Talbot-Lago, s/n 90107, features an all-aluminum body, and is the only one of 16 to be built with covered front wheels. It was given by the Maharajah of Kapurthala to his daughter Brinda, who married Paramjit Singh, Maharajah of India. Singh's third wife, Stella Mudge—an English dancer at the Follies Bergeres—had the car painted several times to match her moods and costumes in the late 1930s. California collector Tommy Lee brought the car to the U.S. after WWII and was timed at 116 mph at Muroc Dry Lake. Little did I know I would be reading about this very car in a court case. According to the appellate court's opinion, here is what happened. From museum to court In 1978, J. B. Nethercutt hired the Plaintiff to manage the museum and the restora- tion of its cars. The Plaintiff became Vice President, and later President of the foundation. After J. B.'s death in 2004, the Plaintiff and Jack Nethercutt had discussions about the Plaintiff's compensation. According to the Court, the discussions reached an impasse. The Plaintiff pointed out that he had been under budget every year and instrumental in procuring the donation of the Talbot-Lago to the museum, justifying more compensation than his $125,000 per year. Nethercutt agreed, and offered a $10,000 raise. When the Plaintiff objected, Nethercutt upped the raise to $35,000. Still unsatisfied, the Plaintiff requested a “finder's fee” of 10% of the $2.3 million appraised value of the Talbot-Lago. Nethercutt terminated the Plaintiff, and at an employee meeting afterward, Nethercutt reportedly said that the Plaintiff acted as though he owned the museum, that certain people did not want to work for him, and that people would leave if he stayed. Nethercutt's wife, Helen, also complained that the Plaintiff had said hurtful things about her and said he wanted a $250,000 finder's fee for the Talbot-Lago donation. The donor of the Talbot-Lago testified that when she asked Nethercutt why the Plaintiff had been terminated, Nethercutt told her that it was for the good of The Nethercutt Collection. He added that the Plaintiff had demanded a finder's fee for the donation of her Talbot-Lago, that the employees couldn't get along with him, or he couldn't get along with the employees, and that staff were threatening to leave if he stayed. Nethercutt said that in his opinion the Plaintiff had been abusive, and if he hadn't fired him, all of the other personnel would have quit. Claims reduced to wrongful termination and slander The Plaintiff sued for wrongful termination, slander, and several other claims. In the course of the litigation, the claims were reduced to two—wrongful termination 30 few years ago, I was in Los Angeles for a professional conference and had a free day, so I visited 1937 Talbot-Lago, French jewel in the Nethercutt crown and slander. The alleged slanderous statements that the trial court presented to the jury in the instructions were (1) “[The Plaintiff] demanded a commission or finder's fee of about $230,000, to which he was not entitled,” and (2) “The Nethercutt Collection fired [the Plaintiff] because other employees would not work for him, and that other employees would leave if [the Plaintiff] remained employed.” The jury rejected the wrongful termination claim, but determined that the Plaintiff had been slandered. Although the jury found no actual damages, it awarded the Plaintiff $750,000 for assumed harm to his reputation. The Nethercutt Museum appealed this decision, and prevailed. The appellate court provided a detailed lesson on the law of slander. The critical issue was whether or not the Plaintiff was required to prove actual damages in order to recover anything. To prove actual damages, the Plaintiff would have to show, for example, that he lost a specific business opportunity because of the defamatory effect of the slander; for example, that specific customers decided against using him to restore their cars because they had heard of the slander, or that he had had a specific amount of lost profits, and so on. Obviously, it's hard to show what you would have made if something that didn't happen had actually happened. How can one possibly know what might have happened? The law recognizes this difficulty and provides that certain types of statements are so obviously defamatory that damages are certain to occur. In those circumstances, the injured party does not have to prove any specific amount of actual damages, and damages to his reputation can simply be assumed. These types of statements are considered slander per se. Did not present evidence of actual damage Under California law, per se slanders are very spe- cific: those that involve accusations of criminal behavSports Car Market Bob Gassen Humanature Photography

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ior, infections of loathsome diseases, disqualification to pursue one's chosen business, or impotence or a lack of chastity. The Plaintiff must have understood the difficulties of proof and did not present any evidence of actual damage in the course of the lawsuit, relying on the position that this was a case of slander per se. The appellate court carefully considered the alleged slanderous statements. The demand for a finder's fee didn't qualify, as people demand money that others think they aren't entitled to all the time, and doing so doesn't necessarily mean they are bad people. Similarly, other people not wanting to work for someone doesn't necessarily reflect badly on that person. In the right context, such statements can be very damaging. But they need to be placed in that context for us to know they are damaging. These statements, on their face and without any understanding of their context, background, and secondary meanings, could be harmless. Because additional facts are needed in order to gauge the character of these state- ments, they do not fit into the slander per se category, and the appellate court ruled that the Plaintiff could not prove slander without proving actual damages. To rub salt into the wound, the appellate court rejected the Plaintiff's argument that he should get a new trial in order to present such evidence. The appellate court pointed out that he had a full opportunity to present such evidence in the initial trial, and chose not to do so. Having had the chance, he couldn't get a do-over. Lessons to be learned here Although the museum successfully defended itself, the victory certainly didn't come cheaply. There must have been some serious worries after the jury awarded the Plaintiff a $750,000 verdict and during the time that the outcome of the appeal was uncertain. Clearly, we should always be careful what we say publicly about other people, no matter how accurate it is or how aggrieved we are. Many readers will probably think this is a good example of a bunch of lawyers arguing about minutiae, all the while billing by the hour. But a very important balance of rights is at play here, and life (and therefore the law) can be very complicated. Proving damage to one's reputation is hard, but simply assuming damages in every case would be very unfair to the defendant. The law strikes the balance by focusing on the certainty of the defamatory character of the comments, and cutting that fine line leads to a very subtle and theoretical analysis. Finally, one reason lawsuits are so expensive is that you only get one shot to prove your case. Consequently, you really can't blame a lawyer who protects against an unfortunate outcome by throwing everything that might stick at the other side, no matter the cost in billable hours, since no one has a clear enough crystal ball to know what the “important” points are going to be. Here, the Plaintiff apparently made the strategic de- cision not to use the shotgun approach, relying instead on the statements being slanderous per se, perhaps because it would have been too difficult and expensive to try to prove actual damages. That is an understandable decision to make, because it costs more to do more, and one's legal budget is often limited. On appeal, many months and many thousands of dol- lars later, he learned that his decision left him without a remedy, as the court wouldn't let him go back and start over using a different tactic. No one can know if the outcome would have been different with another strategy. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. July 2009 31

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Collecting Thoughts Italian Swap Meet All Roads Lead to Reggio I found everything to complete restoration of a 1953 Ferrari motorcycle, including items for which I had scoured the Internet for months by Bob Ames Plenty of motobilia to go around Hundreds of Italian marques are represented T o most English-speaking car collectors, Hershey and Beaulieu rank at the top as “must do” swapmeets. However, if you have a passion for Italian machines, particularly motorcycles, the annual Reggio d'Emilia Mostra Scambio is heads above. Reggio is just short of 125 miles southeast of Milan, the most convenient international airport for most U.S. visitors. Its mostra scambio, or swapmeet, is held at the city's fairgrounds and covers roughly ten acres, including three large exhibit halls. This was my first visit to the Reggio extravaganza, and I was most fortunate to have SCM's Paul Duchene introduce me to Burt Richmond, a Chicagoan who seems to have led more vintage motorcycle adventures than anyone else on the planet. His pre-trip counsel included when and how to buy a three-day exhibitor's pass good for Friday set-up (always a good time to snag the best stuff at any swapmeet), and he detailed other logistics right down to insistence that one bring a metric tape measure and vernier calipers. Plus, he booked me at a most convenient hotel with a convivial group of knowledgeable American collectors of Italian motorbikes. The motorcycle side of the hobby dominates Reggio, like the other massive Italian swapmeet at Imola. I'd You need tank? We got tank estimate 75% of the machines, parts, and accessories offered and the club booths were bike-oriented. That's not to say a single-minded interest in Italian cars wouldn't be rewarded. The cars-for-sale area included lots of examples rarely seen in the U.S., and specialist booths catered to all from Fiat 500 to Ferrari. But it is the Italian motorcycle that dominates this event attended annually by 40,000-plus enthusiasts: Moto Guzzi, Parilla, Mondial, Ducatis by the hundreds, and many bikes I've never heard of. There were literally hundreds of Italian bike manufacturers during the golden years of the 1950s. Harley, Honda, and Triumph represented the rest of the globe, just not in the same numbers. “Richmond's Raiders” ignored the global financial chaos and bought several bikes. For my part, I was delighted to find everything I needed to complete the restoration of a 1953 Ferrari motorcycle. Bits and pieces for which I had searched the Internet for months were to be found, which belies the effect of eBay on Hershey. I will admit to a bit of sticker shock when paying 300 euros for an N.O.S. original equipment Pirelli tire small enough to fit in my luggage. There's another major way this meet Details Plan ahead: March 28–29, 2010 Where: Reggio d'Emilia Fairgrounds Cost: $11, plus $1,200 airfare & lodging More: info@camerclub.it distinguishes itself from its U.S. and U.K. counterparts. The food and wine were a cut above all but Rétromobile, and of course there were multiple espresso outlets. Though I'm trying hard not to build another motorcycle collection, and add another annual event to my calendar, I loved the experience. I'll be back. ♦ 32 Sports Car Market

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Collecting Thoughts Supermarine Spitfire 1944 Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX It's much better to have a fresh restoration done correctly than a plane that's been sitting in museum. It might have history, but you'd be afraid to fly it by David K. Brunn Chassis number: SM520 T 34 he Supermarine Spitfire is immortalized as the WWII fighter plane which—piloted by “The Few”—saved England in the Battle of Britain. Powered by the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, the iconic fighter served through the war to the dawn of the jet age. More than 23,000 were built and about 200 remain today, with 50 actually flying. This is the first two-seater Mk IX Spitfire to be of- fered at public auction in over 20 years. Painstakingly restored to airworthiness over five years, this VickersSupermarine Spitfire TR Mk IX is British civilian registered as G-ILDA. The aircraft is being sold as-is where-is but has a permit to fly issued by the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority that is valid until February 1, 2010. It is being offered as a freshly completed “zero hours” ground-up restoration to two-seater Mk IX specification—in effect an historic warbird ready to fly and in sparkling flight-line condition. Originally it was a single-seater, but it now offers the new owner the flexibility of the two-seater trainer variant to enable others to experience the thrill of flying in this remarkable aircraft. Only 20 two-seater Spitfires were built, and this aircraft has the correct raised rear cockpit for visibility. This Supermarine-designed aircraft was built by the British Vickers-Armstrong company at Castle Bromwich as one of 103 Spitfire Mk IXs constructed to government contract B981687/39. Among these aircraft, SM520, now offered here with constructor's number CBAF 10164, was signed off as complete and new on November 23, 1944. It was delivered to Details Years produced: 1939–46 Number produced: 23,000 all types, approx 20 2-seaters Original list price: $55,000 approx. (1939) SCM Valuation: $2m–$5m Airframe #: Firewall Engine #: Left side of power case Club: Experimental Aircraft Association, EAA Aviation Center PO Box 3086 Oshkosh, WI, 54903-3086 More: www.eaa.org Alternatives: 1938–44 Curtiss P40 Warhawk, 1941–46 North American P51 Mustang, 1935–50 North American T6 Texan SCM Investment Grade: A Sports Car Market Photos: Bonhams

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the Royal Air Force's No. 33 Maintenance Unit at Lyneham, Wiltshire, where it was prepared for service delivery. It was equipped as new with a Rolls-Royce Merlin 70 V12 engine and subsequently sold on June 21, 1948, to the South African Air Force. It was one of a batch-purchase of 136 Spitfires for delivery to the Union of South Africa between 1947 and 1949. Eighty of these aircraft were to F Mk IXE specification with Merlin 63 engines, and 86 were HF Mk IXE with the Merlin 70. Fifty aircraft were flown to South Africa and the balance shipped to Cape Town or Durban. SM520, now offered as G-ILDA, was one of the latter group of aircraft. It was shipped on the MS Halesius to Durban, which sailed from the U.K. on May 27, 1948, accompanied by seven sister Spitfires. While the service record for SM520 is unclear, several accidents appear to have been involved, and the plane was sold for scrap in 1954. Its substantial remains somehow survived until 1979, when the forward fuselage, firewall, and other components were recovered by the South African Air Force Museum. In 1981, the remnants found their way to England and the process of reconstruction began. Classic Aero Engineering began the rebuild, which was delayed when the Civil Aviation Authority changed the rules and downgraded the remaining structural parts, requiring reconstruction. However, much of the plane's equipment remains original or new old stock, with certain parts remanufactured where absolutely necessary. The Rolls-Royce Merlin 266 engine has been completely rebuilt and fitted with a four-bladed propeller. SCM Analysis This aircraft sold for $2,522,275, including buyer's premium, at the Bonhams Royal Air Force Museum sale in Hendon, England, auction on April 20, 2009. One problem with fighter aircraft in WWI and WWII was finding similar two-seat- ers in which to train pilots. For example, the stubby WWI Sopwith Camel killed more Allied pilots learning to fly it than it did Germans fighting it. With its rotary engine, once you pulled the stick back on takeoff, the plane wanted to flip over to the left. There weren't many chances to learn. By war's end, a two-seater version of the SE5 fighter showed somebody was aware of the attrition rate. By WWII, aircraft development had sped up so much that two-seater trainers could be obsolete by the time they were built. Initially, U.S. pilots trained on antique Stearman PT-13 and PT-17 biplanes, moving up to T-6 Texans, which were still radialengine two-seaters—nothing like a North American P-51 Mustang. But by war's end, there were a handful of P-51 two-seaters, and one Curtiss P-40 Warhawk two-seater is known to have been built. One advantage the Spitfire had was its continued use. Spitfires were still in front- line service at war's end, and about 20 two-seater trainers had been built. With the tandem seat and the taller rear canopy, the trainee could watch the pedals and stick move as the instructor flew, and he could see the gauges as he received instruction. There are still dual-control Lockheed Martin F-16s and Sukhoi Su-27 fighters, even though a lot of training is done on simulators. It's Driver's Ed flying: You can't pull over if things go wrong, and you have a short time to respond. And flying in a Spitfire is the real deal. In a recent BBC “Top Gear” TV show, Jeremy Clarkson had the whole Spitfire experience in a two-seater—without the sheer terror of wondering what he had forgotten. Spitfire restoration is now a high art The most important thing about this aircraft is that everything has been gone through. Spitfire restoration is now a high art. It's perhaps best done in England, but other places in the world do a good job, too. And it's much better to have a fresh restoration done correctly than a plane that's been sitting in a museum. The latter might have history, but you'd be afraid to fly it. There is significant cost and consequent value in airworthy condition, and this plane represents the last generation of piston-engined combat aircraft. As a twoseater it can be shared, and it's ready to go. This aircraft sold for a half-million dollars more than the plane sold in New Zealand last September (December 2008, “English Profile,” p. 32), but it can be flown right away, and I'd call it well bought. Flying a warbird is one of the most expensive hobbies. Figure on insurance at $10,000 a year, $100,000 for an engine, $60,000 for a propeller hub, $13,000 for a blade, $800 apiece for tires only good for 30 landings, and $6 a gallon for Avgas, which you'll use at 40 gallons an hour. Flying costs will run you about $3,000 an hour, including maintenance. But this airplane is the way to train a new generation to fly a Spitfire safely. Around July 2009 200 Spitfires remain, with 55 flying and another 50 being rebuilt. As more planes are restored like G-ILDA, they will enable more people to share the experience of The Few. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) Seat Time Alan Zanuzowski, Newberg, OR: I worked for Evergreen Airlines, which owns the museum in McMinnville, and was lucky enough to fly the WWII planes. My first time in a Spitfire was in 1997, flying our Mk XVI back from Colorado, where it had been repaired, after landing on its belly at an air show. When I got into the plane, the cockpit was extremely small—even smaller than a P-51—with the controls scattered all around. I had to make sure I knew where everything was and sat for four hours studying it. Starting the engine is a complicated task, but there's nothing like those twelve exhaust pipes with the canopy open. It's a beautiful sound, and you can't help thinking of those Battle of Britain pilots. I eased the throttle forward, and by the time I was up to seven to nine pounds of boost, it was pulling very hard and trying to go left. I was off the ground quicker than expected. I noticed right after takeoff the ailerons were heavier than I thought, but the elevator pitch was the most sensitive I'd ever flown. The wing looked twice as big in the air; I could see why the plane turned so well, and I had to bank to see out of the side. Once up to 250 mph, I did climbs and descents. It had a bubble canopy so I could see all around, and it would do whatever I wanted to do. I flew it back in short hops over Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, to Seattle, Portland, and McMinnville. It was cold and raining at the end, or I would have stayed up ‘til I ran out of gas. 35

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Collecting Thoughts The Immortal 2.9 8C 2900: The Second Coming In the 20 years since he first published The Immortal 2.9, Moore has discovered errors and omissions. These have been corrected in the new edition by Martin Emmison The Immortal 2.9 by Simon Moore, published by Parkside Publications; 480 pages, 500 photographs; $295 via www.parksidepublications.com success against the Works cars in 1937–38 by Piero Dusio (later of Cisitalia fame), believed lost according to the first edition, but in fact rebodied by Pininfarina, dormant for many years, restored in the 1990s for Terry Cohn, and sold at auction in August 1999 for just over $4m, including premium. Another 2.9 with a fascinating history that has emerged since the first edition is chassis number 412039, the saloon bodied by Touring of Milan that was delivered new to Prince (later King) Michael of Romania in 1942. The engine was sent back to the factory for a rebuild early on but never returned to Romania because the $1,700 asked by Alfa Romeo was never forthcoming. Between 1966 and 1989, the car, fitted with a 6C 2300 engine, was well cared for by mechanic Ion Croitoru, who by all accounts was a proper car guy. Many 2.9 hunters tried to prise it from him in the late 1980s. Sadly, in the upheavals that saw the end of Romania's Ceausescu regime, he lost the car to the Securitate, and eventually it came to England, to be rebodied as a Spyder. And who does not enjoy the epic tale of chassis twin-cam, twin-supercharged, dry-sumped engine, transaxle gearbox, four-wheel independent suspension, superb hydraulic brakes, a top speed of more than 130 mph, breathtaking coachwork, and with the odd Mille Miglia victory to boot? Jean Bugatti might have argued for his Type 57SC, but surely Vittorio Jano would I have laughed behind his hand at the Bugatti's solid axles at both ends. Around 180 examples of the 8C 2300 model, the predecessor of the 2.9, were built between 1931 and 1934, and when one of the survivors comes on the market, the competition between collectors is fierce. Compare that with no more than 35 examples of the 8C 2900 (allowing for racing cars that were rebodied in period as road cars), and the 2.9 is the proverbial hen's teeth. After many years of hard work on his sister book, The Legendary 2.3, and as new information came to light, Simon Moore realized that his first edition of The Immortal 2.9, which appeared in 1987 and became almost as scarce as the car itself, contained a number of errors and omissions. These have been corrected in this new edition, which is twice the length and has many fresh period photographs. New book includes 1936–39 racing seasons This new edition follows the same basic format, covering each car by chassis number with as much period material as possible. It now includes separate chapters on the 1936, 1937, 1938, and 1939 racing seasons. Even better, a fascinating chapter is devoted to the 2.9 and other esoteric cars that were owned in the 1940s by the Los Angeles radio entrepreneur Tommy Lee. Among other 2.9s, he bought Moore's 2900A and had his man drive it from the East Coast to California across a frozen America in the winter of 1946–47. If crosswords are too easy, and you rate your skills at unravelling difficult automo- tive detective puzzles, sit down to a single reading of the chapter on the early 2.9 cars, and then try your hand at writing down an accurate précis in 1,000 words, with chassis numbers. I have lost count of how many times I have had to go back to the beginning. Of the new material, I enjoyed the story of chassis number 412012, raced with great 36 f you consider the Alfa Romeos of the 1930s to be the pinnacle of the collector car world, as I do, this book is a must-have. Surely the 8C 2900 is the very summit of that pinnacle. What other roadgoing sports car of the time could shake a stick at the Alfa 2.9, with its straight-8, number 412021, apparently destroyed in the fire at Dave Biggs's farm in Clarksville, Missouri, but later identified and exhumed by Henry Wessells for Rodney Felton to rebuild in England from a burnt and bent chassis frame? The chapter on this car includes Wessells's own story of that remarkable search and rescue mission. New material on the little-known 412 For those who admire the 2.9 Mille Miglia Spyders and the Le Mans Berlinetta, there is detailed coverage in the text and almost 100 photos of these magnificent cars, mainly black and white and from period. New also is the material and 30 photographs of Alfa's little-known 412 model of 1939–40. This was a development of the 2.9 MM Spyder, but powered by a 4.5-liter, 4-cam V12 engine, which sometimes ran supercharged. For those who consider 1957 to be the finest year for iconic Italian sports racing cars (Ferrari's 335S and Maserati's 450S), think what the Alfa Romeo 412 might have achieved in sports car racing in the early 1940s had Europe been at peace. There is also a chapter on the S10 single-camshaft V12 engine and some intriguing pictures of a black coupe by Touring with an immensely long hood, under which this engine sat, and which was the wartime transport of German Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt. Fascinating stuff. While for many of us, period photographs tick more boxes than recent ones, one of my favorites in The Immortal 2.9 is the profile shot of John Mozart's fabulous short-chassis Spyder, chassis number 412014, which was specially commissioned from Touring by its American first owner, McClure Halley. Not only is it a lovely photograph of a great car—indeed one of only two 2.9s so far to have won Best of Show at Pebble Beach—but having scored a very fast and exciting ride in this car some ten years ago, it has special memories for me. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Ferrari Profile 1999 Ferrari 355 F1 Spider A 3.5-liter V8 with titanium rods, five-valve cylinder heads, and a 180-degree crankshaft gave 380 hp at 8,500 rpm by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1995–99 (Spider) Number produced: 2,663 (Spider) Original list price: $165,000 approx. SCM Valuation: $70,000–$90,000 Major service cost: $3,500 Distributor cap: None, individual coil ignition Chassis #: Stamped on frame above passenger side rear shock absorber Engine #: Top of engine on passenger side at rear Club: Ferrari Club of America, PO Box 720597 Atlanta, GA 30358 More: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org Alternatives: 2000–03 BMW Z8, 2004– Aston Martin DB9 Volante, 1996–97 Porsche 993 Twin Turbo SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: ZFFXR48A3X0115082 advanced, but it took a major step forward with the F355 introduced in 1994. The successor to the poorly received 348, the F355 is based on the same layout, but the two models are definitely generations apart. It is the dual personality of the F355 that made it a I success. It could be driven every day comfortably with all the “soft” settings in place, but at the touch of a button could be instantly transformed into a magnificent performance instrument. Precise and powerful, yet balanced and tractable, with enough driving aids to keep novice drivers in check and brilliant drivers challenged, the F355 reinvented what customers would come to expect of a purebred sports car. A pristine example of the revolutionary F355 F1 Spider from the last year of production, this car offers its next owner the chance to preserve or to drive a truly awesome Ferrari. SCM Analysis This car sold for $85,536, including buyer's premium, at RM's Classic Car Auction of Toronto sale on April 4, 2009. It's not much of an overstatement to say that the F355 was the most important car in Ferrari's economic history. Certainly Ferraris like the GTO or Testa Rossa hold a more significant place in the company's racing history, and the 250 series put Ferrari on the map when it came to sales to the public, but the F355 quite probably was the economic savior of the company. 38 n the 1970s, Ferrari changed the Berlinetta formula from two-passenger front-engine V12s to a mid-engine V8, with the introduction of the 308 GT. This basic formula evolved over the years as technology The 1980s were very good to Ferrari; the 308 and 328 series were big sellers, and the Testarossa couldn't have been more popular. Interest in vintage Ferraris exploded and anything with a Prancing Horse emblem seemed to be more valuable the day after you bought it—and even more valuable the day after that. As the 1980s gave way to the 1990s, the superheated market was no longer able to sustain itself. Buyers evaporated as prices went into a freefall, and for the first part of the '90s, buyers avoided Ferraris like the plague. Putting their fortunes into R&D Fortunately, Ferrari reinvested their 1980s fortunes into research and development. They also used their cash to update manufacturing facilities and processes. The 348, the first fruit of this labor, was a conflicting mix of new technology and cost-cutting manufacturing techniques. It was difficult to tell if the car was intentionally flimsy to be lighter or if it was built that way because it was cheaper. Whatever the reason, the car didn't sell well. New 348s sat on showroom floors and filled Ferrari's storage facilities. Over a two-year period, Ferrari's sales took a 50% dive, and the company was in trouble. Luca di Montezemolo had recently become CEO of Ferrari and as a car guy immediately recognized Ferrari's problem—it was their cars. The Testarossa was way past its prime, the Mondial was over, and the 348 just didn't cut it. Montezemolo challenged Ferrari's engineers and designers to come up with a line of cars that didn't chase the competition but left them wondering what hit them. The F355 was the first result of that thinking. 1995 Ferrari F355 Spider Lot 1347, s/n ZFFPR48A1S0103084 Condition 3 Sold at $86,400 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale AZ, 1/14/2006 SCM# 40590 1995 Ferrari F355 Spider Lot 683, s/n ZFFPR48A1S0103473 Condition 2Sold at $71,280 Barrett-Jackson, Palm Beach, FL, 3/29/2006 SCM# 41249 1997 Ferrari F355 Spider Lot 960, s/n ZFFXR4D000107926 Condition 1 Sold at $124,124 B&G, Sydney, AUS, 5/23/2004 SCM# 33933 Sports Car Market RM Auctions

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Adding horsepower is always a good way to draw attention to a new model, but the 355 moved performance to a new level. The F355's new 3.5-liter V8 featured titanium rods, five-valve cylinder heads, and a 180-degree crankshaft. Engine management was performed by a Bosch 2.7 Motronic system. The result was 380 horsepower at 8,500 rpm, with a smooth idle, linear power, and the sweetest exhaust you've ever heard. Performance was 0–60 mph in 4.9 seconds, the quarter mile in the low 13-second range, and top speed was an impressive 183 mph. Along with tweaking the engine, the F355 received a 6-speed gearbox, plus an upgraded, electronically adjustable suspension, new brakes, and power steering. Inside, power seats were now available, vinyl trim was replaced with leather, and the general level of switch gear and fittings was upgraded. Outside, the F355 retained the shape of the 348, but the body was restyled to a more masculine look. The wheels were now 18-inchers with massive tires. The coup de grace was a smooth black aerodynamic panel that directed air flow under the car and diffusers that directed air exiting the rear of the car. These aerodynamic aids were predominately featured in F355 promotional material and were so alluring that scores of lifts must have been sold just so owners could display this feature. Anyone who drove an F355 loved it. The power, the sound, and the feel were intoxicating. The looks were exotic enough to always be interesting, without being over the top. Longtime customers bored by Ferrari's recent offerings were drawn back to the showrooms by the F355, along with first-time buyers seduced by the publicity. The F355 was a runaway hit and would replace the Testarossa as the best-selling Ferrari of all time... until the 360 came along. Paddle shift was ultra-exotic technology Following the very successful launch of the F355 Berlinetta, Ferrari introduced the soft top F355 Spider and the Targa-roof F355 GTS. In another first for a Ferrari, the F355 Spider had a power top. A push of a button orchestrated a complex system of sensors and servos, which lowered the windows, moved the seats, and lowered the top. It was an especially appealing feature, and the Spider nearly outsold the coupe. Today we take F1-style transmissions for granted, but in 1997, when Ferrari an- nounced they were going to offer an F1 paddle shift option on the F355, you could almost hear enthusiasts gasp. This was ultra-exotic technology seen only at the highest end of racing. It was unproven technology on street cars; many enthusiasts lusted for it and others, generally three-pedal traditionalists, scorned. As a $10,000 upgrade, you would think F1-optioned cars would be rare, but it turns out the 355 F1 (no longer an F355) was quite popular, and it's the 6-speed manual version that's more difficult to find. RM's F355 featured both the Spider top and the F1 transmission options. It was Fly Yellow, an excellent color for the car but not one for the timid. The sale price hit mid value in SCM's 2009 Price Guide, but I'd call it well sold. The economy has hit the new Ferrari market hard. New cars are still selling, but the multi-year waiting lists for most new Ferraris are gone, as are the huge premiums for nearly-new cars. The lower prices on nearly-new Ferraris drive down prices on all late-model used Ferraris, and I suspect we'll be seeing well-used 360 Spiders under $100,000 soon enough. The F355 was a benchmark car. It didn't just push the envelope, it punctured it. Today's exotics are expected to have huge horsepower, paddle shift transmissions, aerodynamic bodywork, and get you to 60 mph in under five seconds There's no doubt we still would have gotten here without the F355 to show us the way, but certainly not as quickly. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) July 2009 39

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Sheehan Speaks Michael Sheehan The Myth of Low Miles Every switch and control felt like it had been mauled by a five-year-old with melted candy in his hands, and I was amazed our buyer still wanted the car From Portland to Kauai and back again C olumns beget further columns, and my June story, “When 25 Miles Doesn't Matter,” which dealt with an Enzo that had crossed the magic 1,000-mile mark, resulted in a flurry of emails regarding the desirability vs. the perils of ultra-low-mile Ferraris. I'm amazed at how many would-be Ferrari buyers have an odometer fetish, a Freudian pursuit of automotive virginity, defined by low miles or a one-owner history. Buyers accept the half-life issues of an older ultra-low-mile or one-owner Dino or a Daytona, as these cars are now 35-plus years old. But the same type of odometer-fetish buyers are all too often in denial that modern Ferraris also deteriorate with time. Even if they aren't driven. A Ferrari with no place to run A recent example was Ferrari 575 s/n 131963, which was sold new in 2003 by Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo of Portland, Oregon, to Norm Caris in the small beachfront town of Anahola, on Kauai, Hawaii. In October 2003, s/n 131963 was shipped to Hawaii, but as a personal third car on an island with a single road less than 50 miles long, our feature 575 had only 2,809 miles after five years of driving. In late January of this year, the car was sold to Skeets Dunn in Rancho Santa Fe, California, and as part of the sales agreement it was treated to a 30k-mile cam belt major service by the Ferrari of Hawaii service center. New cam belts and tensioner bearings were fitted and the engine oil, trans fluid, power steering fluid, freon, and coolant were changed or topped 40 off. The a/c was recharged and the oil, fuel, and cabin air filters were replaced. A multi-point vehicle inspection was also done for a total of $7,448.94. Mileage after the service was a mere 2,815, so in theory this “as-new” Ferrari was perfect, as one would expect a near-new Ferrari to be. A short list lengthens The 575 was shipped to the mainland, arriving in March, and the first problem was found. While the Ferrari of Hawaii service invoice mentioned that all four low-pressure tire indicators needed to be replaced, as their batteries had died, they had not been replaced. At a list price of $319.16 each, that was an annoying oversight. Additionally, no one had advised that all of the dash controls, switches, and vents were “sticky” from the Hawaiian heat and would need to be removed, painted, and sealed. After a few further miles, the checklist of minor but unresolved problems was growing, and so the 575 was dropped off at Symbolic Service in San Diego. The checklist included minutiae such as replacing a loose screw in the left door panel, repairing a minor paintless dent below the body line, balancing the tires, and adjusting the handbrake. In the “while-you're-at-it” category, the brake disc hubs were painted silver to eliminate the minor surface rust showing through the wheels, and the scuff in the left rear wheel was polished. On the more expensive list were the omitted low-pressure tire indicators. Dunn also decided to sell the car, so a pre-purchase compression and leakdown test was also preformed. Total invoice was a modest $1,067.25, excluding the yet-to-beresolved “sticky switches” and the still-on-order low-pressure tire sensors. The vestal quest goes on In an interesting twist, the salesman at Ron Tonkin who had sold the car new had a Portland-based buyer for this low-mileage 575. The 575 was shipped to my home in Newport so I could show the car to the prospective buyer, who was flying in the following Sunday. Alas, keeping these cars blemish- and problem-free is a never-ending process. Although our feature 575 had been serviced by two dealers in only 90 days, it still had a minor but annoying problem list. The truck bringing the car to Newport had scuffed the left rear wheel with a tie-down, the tire-pressure sensors Sports Car Market

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had been ordered but not yet replaced, and we found that the car vibrated badly in the 110–120 mph range on our test drive. Combine that with every switch and control feeling like it had been mauled by a five-year-old with melted candy in his hands, and I was amazed our buyer still wanted the car after the inspection and test drive. Back to the shop With a promise to rectify the problem list, the 575 was trucked back to Symbolic Service, where the highspeed vibration was diagnosed. Although the car had a mere 3,144 miles, the tires had developed flat spots from sitting for months at a time, so all four were replaced and balanced, eliminating the vibration. Since the tires must be off to install the tire-pressure sensors, the sensors were sent to the tire shop to be fitted when the tires were replaced. The left rear wheel was repolished and the car was treated to a four-wheel alignment to ensure the vibration was eliminated. The labor-intensive task of disassembling the dash, the control switches, and gauge bezels was completed. The controls were painted and sealed to end their stickiness. The tie-down strap for the books and tool located in the trunk was broken, so a new strap was made. Mission accomplished, with the final bill at $4,354.62 for the service work, the sensors, and the tires. But wait, there's more With the agreed problem list resolved, the 575 was paid for and then delivered to Dunn's home to await a truck going to Portland. Always the perfectionist, Dunn took the 575 for a short test drive to find that the tire-pressure sensor light was still on. A quick check with Symbolic confirmed the tire sensors had been ordered, had arrived, but had not been installed. Due to a miscommunication with the tire shop, the sensors had somehow found their way back to the parts department. Additionally, while a new trunk strap had been made, it had not been riveted into place. Because the truck was due to pick up the car, it was agreed the sensors and holddown strap could be installed in Portland, but the labor would be paid for by the seller. When someone pays for a Ferrari, he usu- Odometer or cost per mile? ally wants it now, but after a week of waiting, the 575 was still in Rancho Santa Fe. We went to work on the phone and found a trucker who was in San Diego and was going straight to Portland. After a week of waiting, the 575 was finally picked up and on its way. The bottom line As this sale shows, low miles are no guarantee of perfection, as receipts for $12,860.81 in 90 days clearly demonstrated. The good news is that the missing tire sensors were shipped to Portland, the hold-down strap was finally fitted, all the work promised was done, and both the buyer and seller were ultimately happy. Having a patient and understanding buyer, a seller willing to follow up and write the check, and a consensus that they are “just cars” with problems bound to surface made it all work. No one test drives a Chevy or a Toyota at 120 mph, a 30k-mile service on a Chevy or a Toyota doesn't cost $7,448.94, and Chevy wheel sensors are $75 each, not $300 each. $12,860.81 and multiple visits to the repair shop are all part of the price of the performance, perfection, and exclusivity of low-mileage Ferrari ownership. ♦ July 2009 41

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English Profile 1961 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II Graham Robson remembers the car in BMC's U.K. press fleet, but there's no mention of Donald Healey having a Mk II as “a personal car” by Gary Anderson Details Years produced: 1961–62 Number produced: 5,096 Original list price: $3,051 Tune-up cost: $250 SCM Valuation: $30,000–$50,000 Chassis #: Embossed on plate screwed to firewall Club: Austin-Healey Club USA, 8002 NE Hwy 99, Ste B PMB 424, Vancouver, WA 98665-8813 More: www.healey.org Alternatives: 1954–64 Mercedes-Benz 190SL, 1961–68 Triumph TR4, 1956–65 Porsche 356 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps “Ex-Donald Healey” Chassis number: HBTYMK1114223 Engine number: 29ERUH469 I ntroduced in 1961, the Mk II version of AustinHealey's highly successful 3000 model was visually distinguished by its vertical radiator grille bars and revised front air intake. Sharing the same basic chassis design as its predeces- sor—independent front suspension, live rear axle, and disc/drum brakes—it enjoyed superior performance thanks to the adoption of triple SU carburetors. Available in two-seater (BN7) or 2+2 (BT7) guises, it was fitted with wire wheels and adjustable front seats as standard, while options included overdrive for its 4-speed manual gearbox and a detachable hard top roof. This is a very well-known and special car, originally the Austin Motor Company Home Sales demonstrator, known as “Blue DON.” Registered on June 22, 1961, it was the personal transport of Donald Healey until 1963, before being sold to a privateer for rallying some four years later. In 1980, it was acquired by Healey guru Allan Cameron and modified for race use. It was one of the first cars to race in the Healey Drivers International Series during the early 1990s, taking in Silverstone, Dijon, and Nürburgring. It was returned to road use in 1994, with a total repaint and refit in 1996. The fourth and current owner acquired it in 2004 and has used it for touring, including three trips to Le Mans. “Selling, as kids have outgrown the rear seats!” he says. It retains its Special Demonstrator equipment: Halda Speedpilot and Restall reclining seats, DMH Co. wood- 42 rim steering wheel, and Works development triple HS6 carburetors. It is currently equipped with bumper overriders and side sports exhaust, and has reputedly still covered less than 68,000 miles. As well as V5C and current MoT, “700 DON” comes with Halda Speedpilot instruction manual, FIA papers, and HSCC Vehicle Identity Form, plus a significant history file that includes a Heritage Certificate, original log book, tax discs, and several concours certificates and rosettes. SCM Analysis This car sold for $65,560, including buyer's premium, at H&H's Buxton , England, auction on April 16, 2009. The words “provenance” and “history,” though generally considered to be synonyms, can have very different effects on the value of a collectible car, as this particular Austin-Healey illustrates. The record of ownership (the literal definition of provenance) cited in the catalog description of this car suggests that it should be quite valuable. Certainly well-known, but not so special However, the history of the car suggests otherwise, which is a reasonable explanation for the auction results. To paraphrase the catalog, this car is certainly wellknown, but special it is not. The car has been visible in Britain for most of its lifetime, so it's easy to check the claimed history. Noted Healey historian Graham Robson remembers the car as 1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II BJ7 Lot 514, s/n HBJ7L23767 Condition 2 Sold at $52,371 Bonhams, Hendon, UK, 4/21/2008 SCM# 116461 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk I BN7 Lot 14, s/n HBN7L13037 Condition 1Sold at $99,000 Gooding, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/17/2009 SCM# 119105 1961 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II BT7 Lot 54, s/n HBT7L14997 Condition 3Sold at $45,302 H&H, Harrogate, UK, 4/16/2008 SCM# 116405 Sports Car Market H&H Auctions

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having been put into BMC's U.K. press fleet soon after production to demonstrate the new triple-carburetor Healey Mk II, and it was also used for magazine tests and television reviews. He wouldn't doubt the claim that Donald Healey may have driven it for some period of time—after all, as Robson notes, “The bosses of the British auto industry at the time would have their pick of whatever vehicles were in the fleet,” and there would be public relations value in having the press photograph an Austin-Healey with DMH himself at the wheel. But there's no mention in any of the DMH biographies of him having a Mk II as “a personal car,” and visitors to Healey's Cape Works in Warwickshire at that time only recall seeing the car there once. So on the positive side of the ledger, the car was one of the early publicity cars, and a faint connection does exist with Donald Healey. However, the history of the car is equally easy to learn. Allan Cameron, who owned the car from 1981 to 2004, is well-known in the Healey network and was easy to reach. He notes that the car was red when he bought it, so the previous owner had painted it from its original Healey Blue. It's likely that owner, as a privateer rallyist, was also the one who installed the period reclining seats, Halda Speedpilot, Derrington steering wheel, larger HS6 carburetors, and side exhaust, since they would have been appropriate rally gear for the period, but are definitely not what one would find on a press publicity car. Allan repainted it Healey Blue after he bought it and then installed a Denis Welch engine for racing, where the car again was in the limelight and featured in several English magazines. When he acquired its companion, known as “Red DON,” in 2002, he restored it back to street use and painted it in the current non-original color scheme. So on the one hand, what we have is a car that has been modified several times during its lifetime, and therefore can make no claims to being authentic to its condition when Donald Healey drove it. On the other hand, it is a very solid car and should be reliable for use as a weekend hobby car, with a nice story about the fact that it was once a press car and likely driven by Donald Healey. I'd say that the price paid was appropriate for this Healey, and it even includes a reasonable premium for its historical connections. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of H&H Auctions.) Price's BN7 Robert A. Lamson, Minneapolis, MN: In the 1980s, I received a 1961 BT7 in lieu of a real estate commission. I restored it to red over black and a black interior with red piping. What a great car. Everybody loves Healeys. They are a true purist's car—nothing Ferrari about them. I ended up selling it at a Kruse auction in the mid 1990s, but of course I should have kept it. An eleven on a ten scale of fun. Tom Price, Larkspur, CA: I currently own a 1961 Austin- Healey 3000 Mk II, #HBN7L15823. It's a two-seater, tri-carb car. I bought it because my first car was a two-seat 3000 Healey and I wanted another for my collection. It's a blast to drive, easy to slide, and it looks and sounds great. It's got wonderful low-end torque with a nice clutch. I've driven it with both bias-ply tires and radials, but I like the bias ply feel better. ♦ Seat Time July 2009 43

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1905 Gardner-Serpollet 18hp Type L Steamer A growing audience is succumbing to the lure of early steamers, resulting in some remarkable transactions by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1904–05 Number produced: Unknown Original list price: $3,000 (estimated) SCM Valuation $300,000–$400,000 Tune-up cost: $85–$95 (pilot jet service—de-carbonize, clean jets, and adjust flame level) Chassis #: Plaque affixed to top of radiator grille Club: The Steam Automobile Club of America More: www.steamautomobile.com Alternatives: 1904 Stanley Model C, 1904 White Model E, 1903 Turner Miesse 15hp SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1908 Stanley Model M Lot 864, s/n 4261 Condition 2+ Sold at $298,500 B&B, Owls Head, ME, 9/26/2008 SCM# 118125 Chassis number: 1013 Gardner-Serpollet Type L steam car, only one of two known. Bankrolled by wealthy American Frank Gardner, W 44 Parisian Leon Serpollet developed his flash tube boiler in 1888. By this means, small quantities of water are heated instantly rather than boiling a big kettle, so startup is reduced to a couple of minutes. A Serpollet took the land speed record at 75 mph, and the 18hp model was introduced in 1904. This car was sold new in London to C.W. Wilding- Jones, who lived 150 miles away in Cheshire, but after him the car's history is sketchy until 1946. However, the trail since then is clear, and Milligen bought it in 1957. He drove it a great deal in his 47 years of ownership, recorded his trips in detail, and rebuilt and improved it mechanically. He and the car participated in the London- hen eccentric collector George Milligen died in 2004, his family kept one of his cars when the others were sold. Five years later, they have decided to sell George's 1905 Brighton run in 1984, '85, '86, and '90 and would have been there in 2001, except the transporter broke down. The car is large and sophisticated for its time, with Tulip Phaeton four-place coachwork, Cape Cart top, twopiece windshield, and a roll-forward cover for the chauffeur. Lights are Polkey oil headlights and Frankonia oil sidelights. Dashboard equipment includes a Watford 60 mph speedometer, Royal Motor Clock eight-day clock, and pressure and steam temperature gauges The car was dated 1904 by the Veteran Car Club in 1950, though subsequent evidence suggests it was built in early 1905. However; the period document means it is “grandfathered in” to the London-Brighton event. SCM Analysis This car sold for $345,100, including buyer's premium, at the Bonhams Royal Air Force Museum sale in Hendon, England, on April 20, 2009. While all eyes were on the Supermarine Spitfire sold by Bonhams for over $2.5m in their April sale, a rather 1911 Stanley Model 63 Lot 241, s/n 6069 Condition 2+ Sold at $184,250 RM, Hershey, PA, 10/10/2008 SCM# 118287 1904 White Type D Lot 27, s/n 2616 Condition 2 Sold at $137,500 Gooding, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/21/2005 SCM# 38900 Sports Car Market Photos: Bonhams

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more remarkable result occurred on quite a different lot. This Edwardian steamer from France flew, relatively speaking, 55% over its high estimate of $222k to sell at $345k. The sale of the Gardner-Serpollet Type L at such a level was clearly down to an auctioneer's dream confluence of circumstances. A rare car, believed to be one of two surviving, out of well-known long-term ownership, and with a coveted VCC certification of eligibility for the London to Brighton run, it was sure to excite eager would-be owners. A steadily growing audience is succumbing to the lure of both early cars and steam power, resulting in some remarkable transactions, including the two De Dion Bouton et Trepardoux vehicles in 2007, one of which brought $3.5m for an 1884 at Gooding & Company's August 2007 Pebble Beach sale and the other $979k for the 1890 model at Christie's Paris in February 2007. Serpollet's cars at top of the steam market Gardner-Serpollet cars can be found in important collections worldwide, from the French National (Schlumpf) Museum in Mulhouse to the Larz Anderson Museum in Massachusetts. As stated in the catalog description, Gardner-Serpollet was to steamers as Bugatti, Maybach, or Leland are to gasoline vehicles. The highest quality, expert engineering, and competition-proven high performance put Serpollet's cars at the top of the market. That land speed record was only held for seven months, but let's consider that in context. Such was the pace of progress in the early years of the century that no one retained it for more than eight months between 1902 and 1906, when it was reclaimed by a steamer once more from the internal combustion engines that had stolen it from Serpollet. Bonhams reported this car sold to a European collector who intends to use it in events, presumably including the London-Brighton. Based on a number of sales of important cars from long-standing ownership, the European buyers seem to have begun to step up in a way they hadn't in the recent past. It's an encouraging sign for the worldwide market when added to the somewhat surprising continued health of most of the U.S. auction market so far in 2009. Used regularly and well by its prominent owner, it is a veteran of four London to Brighton events. Although the nominal cutoff for London to Brighton is 1904, this 1905 car has been grandfathered in. Granted an exemption The VCC issued a 1904 Dating Certificate to this Serpollet in June of 1950. It was then discovered many years later that it was an '04 built in '05. As it had been judged otherwise at such an early date, it has been granted an exemption to continue its eligibility. That ruling, along with the style of the body, the capacity of the boiler, and the well-known provenance, guaranteed a good result—the final price realized was high, but not outrageous. Here's why. Late cars are frequently sought after, as many are larger and far more comfortable for the London to Brighton than most of the early entrants. The very handsome Tulip Phaeton coachwork with well-padded, shaped seats, doors, and mahogany-framed windshield gives the driver and passenger of the Serpollet a practically limousine-like environment for the tour. Combine that with smooth steam power, and you've got an unbeatable combination. It has often been noted that a car out of long storage should be carefully recommissioned before returning to road use. This is, of course, more important with a steam vehicle, which must be thoroughly safety-checked prior to its next start up. Rest assured that wherever the new owner of this wonderful car wants to take it, he will be welcomed. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) Seat Time Jay Leno, Los Angeles, CA: Steam cars peaked in the first ten years of the 20th century, but steam had already been around for 100 years; Richard Trevithick had steam-powered coaches in 1803. Steam was much simpler than a gasoline car, where you'd have to crank it and run the risk of breaking your arm. With a steam car you'd light the boiler, go have breakfast, and be ready to go. Remember, a steam car turns only about 357 revolutions... per mile. You open the throttle and you get a shove in the back like the hand of God. And steam was silent. It was something that belonged to a tinkerer: Railroad men bought White steamers, the first White House car was a White, and the U.S. Army used a lot of them because they were extremely dependable. Of course you're carrying fire in something made of wood at the same time, so you stand the chance of scalding yourself and being burned simultaneously. Gas guys know nothing about steam. It's the kind of technol- ogy where you hold your thumb in front of one eye and say “looks OK to me.” They are something a blacksmith would own. The self-starter for gasoline cars was the end of it for steam. But you can do 40 mph in a steam car, and it's dead silent and trouble-free. As long as you have water and fire, nothing goes wrong, and they don't wear out. (Jay Leno has eight steam cars: one Doble, two Whites, and five Stanleys.) July 2009 45

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German Profile 1964 Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus Deluxe VW won the hearts of collectors. The best first-generation Ford Econoline would be hard pressed to bring $10k, even with $5k in pennies in the back by B. Mitchell Carlson Details Years produced: 1950–67 (1st gen.) Number produced: 1,960,542 (1st gen.); 200,325 (1964 only) Original list price: $2,675 (1964) SCM Valuation: $27,000–$40,000 Tune-up cost: $100 Distributor cap: $10 Chassis #: Plate riveted to bulkhead in engine bay on upper right Engine #: On crankcase generator boss Club: Vintage Volkswagen Club PO Box 1016 Springdale, AR 72765-1016 More: www.vvwca.com; www.sv2s.com Alternatives: 1961–65 Chevrolet Corvair 95 Greenbrier,1961–67 Ford Falcon Econoline Station Bus, 1968–78 Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: 1283044 Engine number: 0629446 offered, ranging from panel van to camper and even fire engine. The Type 2 can justifiably lay claim to being the world's first minivan and its first “people carrier.” The original 1,131-cc, 25-hp power unit was enlarged T to 1,192 cc in 1953, and power was upped to 40 hp in 1959. This particular T2 has the 1,493-cc, 50-hp power unit, optional from 1962. In 1967, the biggest visual change occurred when the original split-windscreen design was replaced by a smoothed-out T2 version with single windscreen. Though these so-called “baywindows” have their devotees, the “splittie” is the true collectible. All “splittie” variants are highly sought after, and at the top of the tree comes the Sunroof Deluxe minibus version with rooflights and a canvas panel known as the Samba. Here we have a 21-window version with its eight roof lights, which has been subject to a meticulous restoration to original specifications, retaining its charming hinge-opening windscreen panes and period pushbutton radio. The only apparent deviation is a pair of modern speakers discreetly set into the kickboard trim panel. Sambas had 23 windows until 1963, when the rear door was widened and the two rear corner rear windows deleted as a result. This Samba was mechanically and bodily restored in 2007–08 (total project cost including acquisition was reportedly $116,105), and the owner describes it as 46 he Type 2, as its name suggests, was the second variant of the VW Beetle (Type 1), using the same running gear, and was introduced in 1950. Multiple types, as well as “specials,” were always cosmetically excellent, except for the headliner, which is “original and good,” while he rates the engine and transmission as very good. Indeed, he put his faith in this immaculate left-hand-drive “splittie” by driving over from Paris a couple of weeks before the sale. SCM Analysis This van sold for $38,517, including buyer's premium, at H&H's Buxton, England, auction on April 16, 2009. Volkswagen's second sensation, the Type 2 van, got off to a rudimentary start as a Beetle-powered flatbed parts mover within the Wolfsburg plant in the late 1940s. Ben Pon, the Dutch marketing genius who eventually made Volkswagen an American household word, got the vans into production. Two years after premiering in Europe, they were first sold in 1952 in the U.S. market, in both Standard and Deluxe trim. It took a few years to catch on in the States (although they were immediately popular in Europe), but by the late 1950s, they were a force to reckon with. So much so that by the time our featured vehicle was built (which was also the year of highest Type 2 production), the Detroit Big Three were building competitors. Counter-culture icon Both Chevrolet and Ford fired the first salvos in 1961 with the Corvair 95 and Econoline, respectively. While the Corvair was the purest competitor—with basically the same rear-mounted, air-cooled six found in the Corvair cars—it was the Econoline that won the war. This was due mostly to its more conventional (in the 1967 VW Microbus Lot 171, s/n 24700905 Condition 2 Sold at $22,050 McCormick, Palm Springs, CA, 2/25/2006 SCM# 40965 Sports Car Market 1967 VW Microbus Lot F111, s/n 247089669 Condition 2 Sold at $33,000 Russo and Steele, Monterey, CA, 8/18/2006 SCM# 42680 1964 VW Microbus Lot 151, s/n 121093 Condition 1Sold at $45,100 RM, Monterey, CA, 8/18/2006 SCM# 42654 H&H Auctions

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U.S.) water-cooled 6-cylinder mounted in the front, courtesy of the Ford Falcon. Right out of the gate, it sold well (especially to the Bell System, becoming their standard service truck), and the Econoline is one of Ford's oldest currently used nameplates. As for the VW Type 2, it wasn't so for- tunate. While it became a counter-culture icon of the 1960s—and official Dead Head fleet vehicle—subsequent changes in the platform saw further erosions in sales, until the Vanagon—the last rear-engine van (with a water pump in it, for heaven's sake)—was discontinued in 1991. All in all, history will show that while Ford might have won the sales race, it's the Vee-Dub that won the hearts of collectors. The best-condition, lowest-mile, first-generation Econoline would be hard pressed to bring $10k, even with $5k in pennies in the back to keep it from burying its nose in the pavement on an emergency stop. Corvair Greenbriers are starting to fare better, as well sorted ones can do over $10k. Yet this is after decades of being $50 to $1,500 fodder (a decade ago, this author was paid $50 by an owner to take a running example). On top of that, collectors outside of North America neither know nor care about them... unlike the Type 2. While occasionally referred to as a Samba, that is an unofficial nickname used for a 21- or 23-window Deluxe Microbus with a sunroof in Europe. In the U.S., this was officially a Deluxe Station Wagon. Volkswagen sold commercial derivatives of the Type 2 alongside their multi-seat Microbus brethren, Beetles, and Karmann Ghias. Those early Vee-Dub dealers had a large range of Type 2s to sell. At the lower end were the pure truck Transporters—single- and dual-cab drop-side pickups, plus the Panel Vans with five or seven doors (double cargo doors on each side) but no side windows. Next up the hierarchy is the Kombi, which was a delivery van equipped with easily removable second- or third-row seats—being a combination of both a passen- ger or cargo van—and with eleven windows. The dedicated passenger vans were offered in two trim levels. The Standard was essentially a plusher Kombi, with rear interior trim panels, a headliner, and three rows of seats for seven to nine. Top of the heap was the Deluxe, with full side windows (15 total windows until 1963, then 13 in 1964, when the rear hatch was enlarged and the two rear corner windows that were exclusive for a Deluxe were discontinued). Top trim level a key part of the sale price In the U.S., Deluxe VWs also had the folding sunroof and eight small skylight windows in the roof as part of the package (making them 23-windows, then 21-windows post-1963), while in Europe these were options. A Standard or even a Kombi could be ordered with a sunroof as an option globally; however, they did not have the eight roof windows. Being the top trim level was a major factor for this example's strong selling price. Since a Type 2 can pull better money than a com- mensurate Type 1, lethargic performance and anemic heat—best described as an asthmatic squirrel breathing on your ankles—can't be the reason for the price differential. Nope, it's the reverence as a 1960s counter-cultural icon that does it. Nevermind that a $35k restoration would never have been seen at a Grateful Dead concert, and who cares that it has to be downshifted to get over a speed bump. It's a rolling piece of '60s art. The strong price for this van during our current economic climate might seem a bit out of whack to some. However, this sale seems to be about right to me. While we have seen some cooling in first-gen Type 2s, we also see very strong prices—even increases—on the bestcondition cars of all types. Being a top-notch restoration to its original Euro-market configuration, this one is truly an investment-grade machine that has global appeal and staying power. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of H&H Auctions.) July 2009 47

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American Profile 1934 Auburn 1250 Salon Cabriolet Even at $253,000, this car is still less than half the price of some Packard V12 Cabriolets by John Apen Details Years produced: 1932–34 Number produced: 4 (1934 Cabriolets) Original list price: $1,635; ($26,000 in 2009 dollars) SCM Valuation: $115,000–$175,000 Tune-up cost: $2,500, includes valve adjustment Distributor cap: $800 Chassis #: Plate under floor mat on outer side of passenger compartment Engine #: On above plate and on brass plate, left side of engine above crankcase Club: Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club 536 McClean Ave. Staten Island, NY 10305-3644 More: www.acdclub.org Alternatives: 1934 Packard V12 couperoadster,1934 Cadillac 355D convertible coupe, 1934 Lincoln KB Brunn convertible coupe SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis: 1187F Engine: BB2063 T his car was driven by James Cagney in the 1930s film “The Mayor of Hell.” It was restored over 20 years ago, and it's been certified by the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club, which means it has its original chassis, engine, and drivetrain. The Salon model was the top of the line. It's powered by a 391-ci 160-hp Lycoming V12 and equipped with a 3-speed transmission, power hydraulic brakes, shocks adjustable by the driver, and a unique and desirable dashboard-controlled Dual Ratio rear axle. The Dual Ratio provides good acceleration and an overdrive for today's freeways. With less than 350 miles since the 1986 restoration, it still has a nicely detailed undercarriage. According to the ACD, from 1934 to 1941, it was owned by Warner Brothers Studio, which produced “The Mayor of Hell.” It was then sold and ended up at the Cars of the Stars Museum from 1959 to 1976. After its restoration, it won multiple awards, scoring 100 points at the 1987 Dearborn CCCA Grand Classic, and a 1st at the 1987 Meadow Brook Concours. This is one of two 1934 Auburn V12 Cabriolets certified by the ACD. 48 SCM Analysis This car sold for $253,000, including buyer's premium, at the Barrett- Jackson Palm Beach, Florida, auction held April 9–11, 2009. With a beautiful 100-point restoration done by ACD expert Brian Joseph in 1987, it sold at fair market price. Over the last two years, it had been offered for sale at around $500,000. It was a no-sale at Worldwide's Auburn Auction in August 2008, where the estimate was $400,000–$600,000. The value with this Auburn resides in the V12 engine and the implied rarity of the cabriolet, so let's examine the story behind the story, which revolves around E.L. Cord. And what a story it is. If you think the Chrysler bankruptcy is something new, follow the ups and downs of Auburn in the 1930s. In the early 1920s, Auburn almost went bankrupt; in fact, from 1920–24, only 15,717 cars were sold. By 1924, the company's storage lots were crammed with unsold cars. Cord knew that Auburns needed sizzle Hotshot 29-year-old salesman E.L. Cord thought 1931 Auburn 8-98A Cabriolet Lot 1538, s/n 898A6610F Condition 2+ Sold at $172,800 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/14/2006 SCM# 40557 Sports Car Market 1933 Auburn 12-161A Convertible Sedan Lot 3037, s/n 2148H Condition 1Sold at $214,500 RM, Detroit, MI, 9/19/2003 SCM# 36396 1931 Auburn 8-98 Cabriolet Lot 130, s/n 13118E Condition 2Sold at $203,500 RM, Phoenix, AZ, 1/18/2008 SCM# 48633 Photos: Barrett-Jackson

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he knew what to do. The company hired him as a top-level manager, but he set the employment conditions. He demanded that if he succeeded, he'd get 20% of the profits and complete control of the company. He also won the option to buy the company once it recovered. The partners, on the verge of bankruptcy, took the deal. Cord knew that his cars needed sizzle. When he took over in 1924, sales had fallen to a critical level, so he gave the 700 cars piling up in Auburn's storage yards stylish paint schemes and extra nickel plating. It worked, and he moved the iron. Cord became VP and General Manager, and under his guidance, Auburn concentrated on style. As a result, 1925 sales increased fifteen-fold. With designs appropriate to the Roaring '20s, 1929 was Auburn's best year, but then the Great Depression hit and 1930 sales were off 35%. But 1931's all-new styling by the talented designer Al Leamy was well received, and with attractive pricing the company reported a 159% increase over 1930. Not bad in a year when industry sales were down by half. By 1932, the company needed something new to stimulate demand. The multi- cylinder wars of the early 1930s saw many companies struggling to keep up with changing technology. Auburn answered this by adopting Lycoming's monstrous V12 engine, which featured a 45-degree vee configuration and twin carburetors. The engine weighed 1,096 lb but its 160 hp matched the output of the larger Packard, Pierce-Arrow, and Franklin V12s and easily bested the 135-hp and 125-hp Cadillac and Lincoln V12s. Still the cheapest 12-cylinder car ever As a kicker, Columbia Axle contributed a superb Dual Ratio rear axle with 4.54 low and 3.00 high ratios, allowing both great acceleration and low-rpm fast cruising. Four-wheel hydraulic brakes and adjustable shocks were included, and the technology was offered at an incredibly low price—under $1,000 for a sedan. It remains the cheapest 12-cylinder car ever produced. Comparable Packards and Cadillacs cost over $3,500. Despite these brilliant innovations, there was little demand. Sales for 1932 were down to 11,000, from 32,000 in 1931—a 66% drop. But 1933 was even worse, falling to 4,814 cars, and the V12 was dropped for '34. However, about 225 V12s were assembled, using leftover 1933 engines and bodies. In an attempt to revive sales, the 8-cylinder cars got Auburn's first all-steel bodies and all-new styling in '34. The styling was controversial; many dealers hated the new cars and the public stayed away. But the 1934 V12s were identical to the 1933s, with conventional wood and steel construction. For some extra jazz, the 1934 V12s were only produced with Salon trim, which had been a $350 option on the Custom of 1933. While the 1934 V12 cabriolets are undeniably rare, all four built have survived. However, the same body style is available in other years and with engine choices; about 38 V12 cabs were made in 1933 and between 20 and 30 in 1932. So the cabriolet V12 style is not as rare as the catalog implied. Still, in two and a half years, only about 2,250 V12 Auburns were produced in all six body styles, and survival has not been outstanding. At the last two ACD Festivals in Auburn, Indiana, there were only 24 V12s of all body styles, with only two 1933 and one 1934 V12 cabriolets among 214 cars judged. So, if you fall in love with the '34 cabriolet body style but don't want to pay the price, there are nearly identical predecessors for lesser amounts. With great acceleration for the period, smooth power from the V12, and capability to keep up with modern traffic, these are desirable Full Classics. Stan Gilliland, the ACD Club historian, who has been restoring Cords and Auburns for many years, believes the cars are greatly underrated, considering their technology. The magic of the V12 makes the difference Gilliland estimates the V12 engines may have put out as much as 200 hp, and after he installs a blueprinted and balanced V12 with newer parts like Carrillo rods and Arias pistons, the cars have a top speed close to 100 mph. The same cabriolet body style with the smooth and relatively powerful straight-8 in the same condition as this car normally sells for $80,000–$100,000, so it's the magic of the V12 that commands this price. At $253,000, the price was perhaps on the high side. In 2007, a 1933 12 cabriolet that was ACD-certified and had won its share of trophies was advertised in the club newsletter for $210,000 (another good reason to join the club of marques you are interested in). Even at $253,000, this car is still less than half the price of some Packard V12 cabriolets. And V12 Auburns are likely to appreciate; Gilliland had a chance to buy this car in Lancaster, California, in 1976 but turned it down. It was rough and the asking price was only $16,000—though the market was perhaps half that. But then, how many times have we all done exactly the same thing—passed on a car for what seemed like too much money back then, only to see it explode in value later? Even if not a bargain, the relative rarity, drivability, and mechanical uniqueness of this car make it a significant addition to any collection. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Barrett- Jackson.) July 2009 49

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Race Car Profile 1968 Lotus 51R Even if another road racer comes along claiming to be the Flower Power car, this one wears the right chassis and registration numbers by Paul Hardiman Details Years produced: 1968 Number produced: 1 (perhaps 2) Original list price: £1,085 ($2,604 in '68) SCM Valuation: $30,000 Tune-up cost: $200 Distributor cap: $12 Chassis #: On chassis member between driver's legs Engine #: Block type number cast in left side, low down at rear Club: Club Lotus 58 Malthouse Court Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4UA, UK More: www.clublotus.co.uk Alternatives: 1960–67 Lotus Seven SII, 1958–64 Messerschmitt Tg500 Tiger, 1960–64 Marcos GT SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 51AFF129 more than £1,000 ($2,400). The category took off—after a slowish start—to F become the racing world's dominant single-seater “schoolroom” class. FF cars have come to be regarded as the most humble of historic racing open-wheelers, but this is arguably the most famous early FF of them all, and not because of any specific competition history. The road-legal “Flower Power” Lotus 51R (R for road) was the brainchild of motoring writer Nick Brittan, in combination with Graham Arnold, then Sales Manager of the Lotus manufacturing company. The car was prepared for the 1968 London Motor Show at Earls Court but was refused entry, appearing subsequently at the BRSCC London Racing Car Show. In early publicity, it was often pictured with Arnold himself behind the wheel, but as Brittan told the story in Car magazine, he was in the British capital city's Hyde Park with the car at first light one morning for a clandestine blast. He was, inevitably, stopped by a posse of patrolling policemen and graphically described this remarkable conveyance as a “cross between a Grand Prix car and some sort of invalid carriage,” adding: “I'm not telling you where, but I got 103 mph flat out in top 50 ormula Ford was introduced in Great Britain in 1967 as a new form of poor man's motor racing. Written into its regulations was the requirement for commercially built FFs to be priced at no gear… I spun it in the middle of Hyde Park underpass flat in third.” Although ostensibly offered for sale at a price of £1,085, only two 51Rs were built by Lotus. This one was sold to an enthusiastic American friend of Henry Ford, who, following an introduction by Ford to Lotus, purchased and transported the car to the Bahamas so that he could race it at the annual Speedweek, and also drive it around Nassau town day to day. The car, the progenitor and inspiration for the now much-admired Gordon Murray/Chris Craft Rocket tandem two-seater, has been roadworthy with MoT issued in recent years. It is an icon of the late 1960s and Swinging London at its most extroverted. SCM Analysis This car sold for $35,018, including buyer's premium, at the Bonhams Royal Air Force Museum sale in Hendon, England, on April 20, 2009. It couldn't be done now, of course. In fact, it's not quite clear how it was done then, given this was a racing car however you disguised it with lights and fenders—the clamshell fronts and gawky headlamps are from a Seven, their necessary height giving it the air of a Praying Mantis. Maybe that's why they parked it next to the helicopters at the RAF Museum. 1962 Westfield Lotus 11 Replica Lot 4584556649, s/n GAN3L47710 Condition 3+ Sold at $18,600 eBay Motors, 7/1/2006 SCM# 42383 1967 Lots 51A Formula Ford Lot G26, s/n AM59 Condition 3+ Sold at $25,500 Kruse, Auburn IN, 8/27/2003 SCM# 36277 1960 Lotus Seven S1 Lot 363, s/n MK7864 Condition 2 Not sold at $23,490 Bonhams, Stoneleigh, UK, 2/25/2006 SCM# 41107 Sports Car Market Photos: Bonhams

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The current theory is that Graham Arnold may have used a spare Elan chassis number for convenience to register the car. You couldn't get away with that now, as the current system of Single Vehicle Approval involves a rigorous inspection, and it would fail on a lack of speedometer, though you don't need one to get an MoT. It appears just about as it did in the press of the time, except for the flower logo on the nose, which was present by the time it appeared at the Racing Car Show. The engine is not original, but it is the correct 1600-cc Ford crossflow type. Items such as the rear fenders, with '60s motorcycle tail/stop lamps, are either original or perfect replicas, and the steering wheel, with a slightly cracked Lotus badge to its center, looks as if it has been there since 1968, too. Curiously, though it wears 165-section tires all round, the rear rims are 5½ or 6Js, while the fronts looks like 4½s. And it wears Austin and Ford Consul hubcaps, rather than the conical Anglia/Escort type I seem to remember seeing in pictures of it when it carried this registration number. No chassis number visible… It's in basically good order all round following its 1998 restoration—no cracks in the fiberglass and the seat is retrimmed, though the right-hand mirror is broken off. All plating to the wishbones, etc. remains good, and there are newish Spax adjustable shocks and braided hoses. The original, large 12-volt battery under the driver's legs has been replaced by a red, unspillable Varley battery. There's no chassis number visible on the car though, and it's usually in the cockpit. The V5C registration document declares it as a Lotus 51R single-seater roadster, along with that six-digit chassis number and the registration NVF 1F the “Flower Power” car wore in 1968. The copy of the original bill of sale states “supply of one roadgoing 51R, number 51AFF129,” the same number that appears on MoT certificates dating from 2005 and 2006, the last time it was on the road. It was acquired by the seller in 2004, having returned from the Bahamas in 1990—possibly not as a roadgoing car—and there are no import documents. …but it's got the supporting paperwork It sold on the phone just over its high estimate, for around the price of a good raceworthy 51. It would need a few thousand more spent to get it on the track, so it's priced out of that market. Lotus built 218 51s in all and most survive, so there are plenty of others to go around. There was some speculation as to which one of the two cars (if there really were two) it might be, but I doubt it's a fake. Theoretically, it might once have been possible to build up a car and adopt a dormant registration number, but how would this one then have supporting paperwork? Even if another comes along claiming to be the “Flower Power” car, this one wears the right chassis and registration numbers. Once thought to have been absorbed into the FF racing community, now it seems destined to remain a period piece. Groovy, baby. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) July 2009 51

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Market Reports Overview Spring Collections Total $35m Prices across the board again continued to be relatively solid, buoyed by bidders' interest in no-reserve collections by Jim Pickering C ollections are always a big draw at auction, especially when they are offered at no reserve. A number of no-reserve auctions and featured collections hit the block throughout April, and although many of those sales again saw results below those set at this time in 2008, prices across the board continued to be relatively stable; in some cases, estimates were easily surpassed. As always, SCM's Auction Analysts were on the ground to cover the events as they occurred. In mid-April, Barrett-Jackson returned to Florida to host its annual Palm Beach event, where 487 no-reserve cars crossed the auction block, selling for a final total of just over $20m. Auction Analyst Dale Novak noted that many sales fell below the $200k mark, and the removal and subsequent re-introduction of the GM Heritage cars, which was due to a number of complaints to GM and Washington from a single disgruntled individual and no fault of Barrett-Jackson's, led to several GM fleet offerings hitting the block much later in the evening than originally planned. Consequently, many sold at bargain prices. Auction Analyst Paul Hardiman made his way to Hendon on April 20 for Bonhams's annual sale at the Royal Air Force Museum, where 76 of 85 cars sold for a final total of $5.4m. This year's high sale went to a 1944 Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX at $2.5m (see the profile, p. 34), while among the cars on offer, a very original 1905 Gardner-Serpollet steamer was the top lot at $345,100. (also profiled in this issue on p. 44). Hardiman found the numbers to be up significantly from last year's $3m take, even without considering the sale of the Spitfire. Worldwide Auctioneers traveled to Escondido, California, in early April to host a sale of the Jay Weinberg Collection, and Senior Auction Analyst Carl Bomstead was there to cover each of the no-reserve lots on offer. Most of the cars in the collection were American convert- SCM 1-6 Scale Condition Rating: 1: National concours standard/ perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1905 Gardner-Serpollet 18hp Type L phaeton, $345,100—Bon, p. 72 2. 1937 Alvis 4.3 Short Chassis tourer, $295,020—H&H, p. 98 3. 1938 Jaguar SS 100 3½-Liter roadster, $289,275—Bon, p. 68 4. 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo NASCAR Jimmie Johnson #48 coupe, $200,000—B-J, p. 64 5. 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W30 convertible, $173,250—B-J, p. 62 6. 1951 Mercury Monarch convertible, $155,925—RM, p. 88 7. 1956 DeSoto Fireflite convertible, $154,000—WWG, p. 80 8. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 convertible, $148,500—B-J, p. 62 9. 1933 Lagonda 3/3½-Liter tourer, $131,120—H&H, p. 98 10. 1930 Aston Martin International 2/4 1½-Liter Sports tourer, $129,775—Bon, p. 68 52 1. 1930 Aston Martin International 2/4 1½-Liter Sports tourer, $129,775—Bon, p. 68 2. 1956 Packard Caribbean convertible, $66,000—WWG, p. 80 3. 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk I roadster, $35,239—H&H, p. 100 4. 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge 2-dr hard top, $49,500—B-J, p. 62 5. 1926 Ford Model T touring, $4,455—RM, p. 90 Sports Car Market Sales Totals RM Auctions, Toronto, CAN Barrett-Jackson, Palm Beach, FL Bonhams, Hendon, UK H&H Sales Ltd., Buxton Tom Mack, Charlotte, NC Worldwide Group, Escondido, CA $20,034,830 $1,881,654 $3,068,670 $2,861,909 $5,401,987 $1,956,042 ibles from the '50s and '60s, and Bomstead found their conditions to be mixed, with both show-quality cars and a few that needed a little work. At the end of the day, Worldwide sold 110 cars for a final total of nearly $3.1m—a solid result in this unsteady market. RM's annual Spring Toronto auction took place in early April as well, and Auction Analyst Norm Mort found the crowds at Toronto's International Center to be larger than in years past. Although the final sales rate grew slightly to 51% from last year's 48%, sales totals fell significantly from $4m to just under $2m. Canadian-market classics were this year's high sellers, led by a 1951 Mercury Monarch convertible at $155,925. April 16 saw H&H return to the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton, where 84 of 92 cars sold, bringing a combined total of almost $2m. Paul Hardiman noted that over 1,000 bidders were registered, and two collections were featured—one from an American collector in Paris, and another from the private museum of a former Lakeland motor trader. While a number of the Lakeland cars were a bit rough from years of damp storage, many of them brought prices significantly above their pre-sale estimates. Auction Analyst Chip Lamb was present at the Tom Mack Spring Fling auction in April, where Steve Green's all-AMC Collection was offered at no reserve. One-hundred fifty-five of 248 cars sold for $2.8m, with Green's 51 AMCs bringing $483,201 of that total. Buyers in the market for extremely low-mileage Kenosha cars had plenty of choices, and several examples brought very high prices, including a 1974 Javelin AMX at $35,510. Finally, if racing's your game, Geoff Archer's report on recent eBay Motors sales should have just what you need to stay one step ahead of the competition. ♦ Top 10 Sales This Issue Best Buys

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction Once the GM Heritage issue was resolved, bidders scored some great deals, like a 1994 Pontiac Trans Am Daytona 500 Pace Car for $22,000 Company Barrett-Jackson Date April 9–11 Location Palm Beach, Florida Auctioneer Tom “Spanky” Assiter & associates Automotive lots sold / offered 487/487 Sales rate 100% Sales total $20,034,837 High sale Judging the market Report and photos by Dale Novak Market opinions in italics T he 7th Annual BarrettJackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction certainly was interesting this year. In line with recent Barrett-Jackson events, many sales occurred under the $200,000 mark, with cautious consignors unwilling perhaps to risk more without the safety net of a reserve. That said, some very good numbers by some very nice cars were achieved, but with an asterisk. The talk of the auction was the distress created by one disgruntled individual who managed to complain— rather effectively, I might add—to GM and Washington officials about the inability to title some of the GM Heritage Fleet cars he had purchased at an earlier B-J auction (cars which were clearly labeled with salvage and scrap titles when they were offered, by the way). Evidently he worked his way up through the bureau- cracy and managed to halt the sale of all the GM cars. Kudos to Barrett-Jackson for managing to dispatch the issue quickly and reinstate all of the GM cars in the auction. The by-product of this shuffling of lot numbers was that the auction ran very late on Friday. Those bidders who stayed late were rewarded with some extraordinary deals on the GM Heritage Fleet offerings, such as lot 418, a 1994 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. One of the actual Daytona 500 Pace Cars—not a replica—it was in showroom condition and sold for used-car money at $22,000… a steal in my opinion. The asterisk to the auction seemed to be that buyers were noticeably more cautious, reserved, and without 54 1969 Project American Heroes Camaro, sold at $500,000 Buyer's premium 10%, included in sold prices question trolling for bargains. Cars taking hits appeared to be “built” show cars— be it a resto-mod, street rod, or fakey-doo anything. As an example, lot 665.2, an exceptional and simply stunning award-winning resto-mod 1969 Camaro, fell well short of expectations at $79,200. Blue-chip collectible cars that were in fine original condition and had good West Palm Beach, FL documentation did well in most regards, such as lot 652, a fully restored 1970 Boss 302 Mustang that was a former concours Gold winner and had been documented back to day one. It sold for $110,000. High sale of the auction went to lot 396.1, the “Project American Heroes” 1969 Camaro, which sold for charity at $500,000. Other notables included lot 672, the 2006 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Monte Carlo, which made $200,000, and lot 668, a rare 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W30 convertible that sold for a market-correct $173,250. Statistically, 2009 sales totaled $20,034,837 for 487 lots, as compared to total sales of $23,162,095 in 2008 for 493 lots—just a 13% decrease, much less than we have seen at some other auctions recently. Attendance appeared to be brisk, and the Barrett-Jackson staff kept the cars moving smoothly. The short story here is that buyers seem to be narrowing their focus and seeking out the very best. Other cars still find buyers, but with much more scrutiny and caution. Considering the state of the economy, I believe the market is holding up remarkably well and better than many other investments. (As a side note, I wish to thank Craig Gussert for helping with the 75-plus cars we covered. He has the ability to analyze body and paint from 30 feet away, while walking at a brisk clip. His comments are included with mine.) ♦ $10m $15m $20m $25m $30m $35m $5 Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL ENGLISH #668.1-1958 JAGUAR XK 150S roadster. S/N T831481DN. Red/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 59,442 miles. Both doors out at bottom, trunk gap low at passenger's side. Driver-level paint due to visible prep issues, chrome heavily scratched and in some cases pitting. Interior well sorted but showing some age. Apparently an older restoration that's unwinding a bit as it ages. An excellent high-quality driver. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $121,000. Had the paintwork been one notch higher, this would easily have moved up into number two category. The interior was very nice and the car drew a very large crowd all weekend. The S editions will fetch far better money than their 150 sisters, and that was the case with this result. Based on the needs noted, I would call this market correct with the advantage to the seller. #669-1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 BT7 roadster. S/N HBT7L1126. British Racing Green/black vinyl. Odo: 4 miles. Body gaps good to excellent. Beautiful BRG paint over decent bodywork, some issues noted in obscure areas. Nice chrome with only minor scratches and polishing marks. Fresh engine bay looks neat and tidy. Fitted with racing harnesses, hard below show. Beautiful interior shows only very minor blemishes and some light detailing issues. Excellent chrome wire wheels. Color change noted, was previously red. Sold new in California and comes complete with factory build sheet. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $110,000. Full frame-off restoration was reported to have less than 200 test miles. A super nice Healey, and a documented racing history just adds to the presentation. A very nice car, and obviously the color change didn't hurt the end result. Well sold. #349.1-1965 TRIUMPH TR4A convertible. S/N 6654053L. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 96,552 miles. Trunk slightly high at rear deck, passenger's door out at bottom, other gaps good. Paintwork nice but just a tad under show quality. Chrome and trim show some very minor pitting, body spears excellent with no dings noted. Beautifully restored or reproduction front nose emblem, exceptional engine bay $15,400. Last seen at RM's Amelia Island sale in March '02, selling for $13,200 (SCM# 27212) and only driven six miles since. As an investment, this really hasn't panned out all that well, as the price hasn't risen much given the cost of ownership and consignment fees. This was Nicolas Cage's first “Hollywood” car and was in good shape overall, but it just came across as a basic Spitfire to me. If you're a big fan of Mr. Cage and believe that brings value to the table, then this was well bought. GERMAN #690-1967 AMPHICAR 770 convertible. S/N 106523250. Fjord Green/white vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 537 miles. Bubbles forming in lower doors and rockers. Chrome pitted and flaking in areas, including vent window surrounds and original body emblems. Interior is mostly new with some blemishes in various areas. Tailpipe tarnished, dash looks very nice. top showing age and noted to have driver grade brightwork. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $68,750. A replica of the Healey raced by Pat Moss at Sebring. It was a full race-ready example and included a beefed-up engine and suspension, racing alloys, and side engine ventilation ports. As a replica it was well done and would be excellent for club and vintage racing events. Plus, it's already broken in. A fair deal for both buyer and seller. #641.1-1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 BN7 roadster. S/N HBN7L605. Blue/blue vinyl/blue leather. Odo: 161 miles. Very nice gaps with no issues noted, chrome and brightwork with only minor scratches, great paintwork just a notch 56 is fresh and deeply detailed. Some weathering to interior, but in fine condition overall. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $37,400. This excellent TR was restored by specialist Kurt Tanner, a well-known name in British car circles. The work here was superb and there was very little to find fault with other than the minor issues noted. This car drew a crowd all day, every day, proving the continued popularity of British roadsters. The Kurt Tanner provenance did the job. Most cars restored by him achieve strong results, and this one was no different. Very well sold. #624.2-1975 TRIUMPH SPITFIRE convertible. S/N FM42797UC. Yellow/black vinyl /black vinyl. Odo: 33,740 miles. Ex-Nicolas Cage. Fender fit wide on driver's side, other panel gaps decent. Paint acceptable but showing age and some prep issues, including sanding marks, small nicks, and some scratching. Interior very nice, with only some paint flaking off gauges. Wheel lug nuts slightly rusted, chrome pitting, other brightwork decent. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $45,100. 3,878 of these were built in Germany, of which 3,046 were imported into the United States. This was one of two at the sale, and both reached similar results. Not long ago, these were simply on fire and money was being tossed at them recklessly. Today, the market has calmed down and sensibility has come back into play, so if you own one, you can expect about the same price seen here. Market correct. #351.1-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE convertible. S/N 11102612000329. Burgundy/ tan cloth/saddle leather. Odo: 16,815 miles. A convertible conversion. Some waves in body and minor rust bubbles forming on cowl. Driver's door gap wide at fender, trunk tight to driver's side, passenger's door has some unusual gap issues. Beautiful dash wood. Chrome and brightwork generally very nice, but windshield pillars are heavily pitted. Glass lightly scratched throughout. Engine bay in driver condition but generally clean and looks to be Sports Car Market

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL original and unmodified. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $58,300. The convertible top conversion was professionally executed by Atlantic Conversion in South Florida. For the most part, this Benz looked to be well cared for, and by most casual observations, looked to be an original SE convertible. The buyer got the look and styling of the real-deal convertible for about half the cost. As a driver, no harm done. #328-1984 PORSCHE 911 Wide Body coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ91ZES103261. Black/ black leather. Odo: 44,605 miles. Both doors out at bottom, hood fits tight at cowl. Paint is a budget respray and has been touched up since, matte black trim faded and weathered. Seat bolster well broken in, engine compartment looks weathered and worn. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $26,950. Porsche introduced the Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $82,500. Not knowing the history of this Testarossa, I would venture to guess it came from the local market, as this type of car is popular in this neck of the woods. That said, I believe that the sandy and salty environment may be slowly taking its toll on the chassis, and the interior corrosion of the wheels might be a tell-tale sign of more corrosion hidden elsewhere. Only 16,530 miles, but still well sold based on condition. AMERICAN #671-1954 KAISER-DARRIN roadster. S/N 001067. White/red vinyl. Odo: 35,683 miles. Gaps varied and just may be per the build quality of the day. Chrome very nice and only showing minor scratches, paintwork excellent over very good bodywork and prep. Interior looks good and is most likely an older restoration with a graceful patina. Comes across as what you might have found on a used car lot circa 1956. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $115,500. The Kaiser-Darrin was the first official production fiberglass sports car built in the U.S, beating the Corvette to market by one month. This was car number 67 of only 435 ever built. These sport unique and conversational sliding doors, The interior was simply mesmerizing to look at and just might be a distraction should the sun hit the reflective dash metal while driving. A captivating car and a perpetual crowd pleaser. Claimed to be one of the best out there, and I might agree, as the needs were minor and easy to remedy. Still, strong money. #662-1962 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS convertible. S/N 21867B224429. White/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 68,705 miles. 409-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Trunk pinched at driver's side, passenger's door out at fender. Paint shows some minor bodywork issues but is excellent nevertheless. Chrome and brightwork near show quality, interior very nice but seats have some fit issues. An older restoration that is M491 option, also known as the Supersport, to resemble the 930 Turbo with wide wheelarches and the distinctive “whale” tail. It featured the turbo suspension, turbo braking system, and wide turbo wheels. This was a well-worn wide body, and in my opinion, one to stay away from. The paintwork was rough and obviously fluffed up for the sale, and if a guy doesn't take care of his car cosmetically, he often won't take care of it mechanically, either. Buyer beware here. Well sold. ITALIAN #640.2-1990 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFSG17A4L0084497. White/tan leather. Odo: 16,530 miles. Gaps acceptable but could be better, original paint shows subsurface garage rash, chips, and abrasions. Stated to have had no fixes to the original finish, but some minor repaint work visible at lower rear valance. Driver seat worn at bolster pad, seat bottom material loose. All services noted to be up to date. Wheel spokes badly anodized. 58 and they're the only car to ever have been built as such. They have been moving rapidly up in value, and they're rare, unique, and quirky— just the ticket for an eclectic collection. A fair deal for both buyer and seller. #659-1959 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE convertible. S/N 859P11131. Red/white vinyl/ red & silver vinyl. Odo: 1,114 miles. 389-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Driver's door fit out at top, trunk fit off to driver's side, passenger's door rubs at bottom and is chipped. Older paint with some minor prep issues noted. Very nice chrome and brightwork, but not up to show standards. Interior seat material fit looks rushed, carpet fit sloppy. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $95,700. This was about as retro as they come. The color scheme was bold and rather loud by some folks' standards, but it typified all that was in 1959. holding up well. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $88,000. Reported to be an AACA National Champion, and that kind of provenance never hurts a sale. It was stated that the convertible top has never been down since the car was restored, which is kind of a shame, but one can understand why. Cars like this have become more of an object than a car, and that said, they rarely get driven. As optioned, this was a rare example, and the price paid was fair for both buyer and seller. #65-1965 BUICK RIVIERA 2-dr hard top. S/N 494475H934815. White/white vinyl. Odo: 30,827 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Masking issues show on budget respray, but still looks nice overall. Driver's door wide at Sports Car Market

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL fender, trunk nearly pinched at driver's quarter, passenger's door wide at upper fender. Chrome and trim still retain a nice luster, but with some dings noted. Clamshell headlamps weathered. Impressive original interior. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $39,050. Rivieras have been on the upswing, and I believe they still remain undervalued, especially the 1965s. They feature a huge and powerful engine, luxury/sport styling, and a very pleasing interior. These are on my radar screen, and they should be on yours, too. Well sold. #634-1966 PONTIAC GTO convertible. S/N 242676Z119690. White/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 26,240 miles. 389-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Very nice gaps per factory or better. Show quality paint over excellent prep, chrome and brightwork nice as well, but showing some light scratches and blemishes here and there. Tri-Power added. Fresh interior is show-ready. original with the exception of the bed paint and some touch-ups here and there. You could tell this wasn't a work truck, as it certainly would not have survived in this condition. Trucks have been moving up as of late, and they seem to be doing so quickly. You won't find this kind of money in any price guide. Well sold, and most likely very hard to replicate this price and this truck. #638-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194377S113695. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 79,884 miles. 327-ci 350-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Plenty of bodywork evident, with some spider cracking and orange peel noted throughout. Door gaps acceptable, headlamp bucket on passenger's side pinched. Driver-level trim and brightwork is dimpled here and there. Seat material on both sides well worn and loose, door the books, very well sold, but I haven't seen one this good in ages. #647.1-1967 FORD MUSTANG GTA convertible. S/N 7R03S112165. Red/white vinyl/ivory vinyl. Odo: 55,976 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Driver's door tight at rear quarter, passenger's door slightly wide at fender, small dent noted in front fender. Older paint shows age and is lightly scratched from polishing throughout. Chrome and brightwork to a high driver condition, older restoration job to interior still shows well, with a nice patina A true GTO convertible with a 4-speed and factory a/c. Some documentation included. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $58,300. This was a super nice Goat, and the 4-speed with a/c was a huge plus. The Tri-Power was added, and that would be an easy fix should the buyer choose to do so. White isn't the most sizzling color, but it looked sharp with the red interior. All the needs were minor, and once they're taken care of, this would be ready for any fine collection. A market-correct price for the quality present. #622-1966 FORD F100 pickup. S/N F10YN887182. Tan & white/dark tan vinyl. Odo: 15,029 miles. 352-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Bed repainted, some additional exterior paintwork noted. Factory original panel gaps with some minor fit issues. Chrome in low driver condition but not dinged or dented, both front and rear bumpers heavily scratched. Factory engine bay still retains original inspection marks, original windshield washer fluid bag still on duty. A time capsule. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $31,900. This truck was honest and “mostly” panels puckered. Freshly “dolled-up” engine bay. A well-used driver Corvette. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $55,000. The numbers matched and the a/c was reported to still work, so at least you have that going for you with this tired and used coupe. Without it, this Corvette might have brought $10,000 less. Claimed to be a frame-off restoration, which may be so, but it had apparently been done a very long time ago. Looked great from 20 feet or so. Well sold, considering the immediate needs. #639.1-1967 BUICK SKYLARK GS convertible. S/N 446677Z103255. Red/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 58,048 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Trunk pinched at driver's side, other gaps very nice. Older repaint excellent, chrome and brightwork very good but not to show standards. Very nice engine bay with original Buick air cleaner assembly. Well pre- starting to form. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $63,800. Without question, this was a nice Mustang you'd want to own. Some cars, and it's hard to explain, seem to have an honesty about them in the presentation and the look, and this was one of those cars. There was no mention of the engine being original, but it seems like Ford guys aren't as picky about that. You don't see that many 390 GTA convertibles out there. Above market for its condition, but no harm done. #646.1-1968 PLYMOUTH GTX Hemi 2-dr hard top. S/N RS23J8G132724. Yellow & black/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 26,446 miles. 426-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Driver's door out at bottom, trunk skewed to passenger's side, passenger's door sits low to fender, hood fit off at leading edge. Paint decent, but not fresh, some bodywork evident. Driver-grade trim and grille, taillight bezels heavily pitted, served interior in fine condition in all regards. Miles stated to be original. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $53,900. This was reported to be an alloriginal California GS and it looked the part. This great Buick simply rose to the top, and its presentation was honest and thorough. Fully documented back to day one, and most likely would be nearly impossible to find again. By 60 bumper chrome peeling. Local show-quality engine bay. Interior nice but shows use of black dye or paint, with overspray noted. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $64,900. A genuine factory Hemi car. There was no mention of whether this was the original color, but by the looks of it, it may have been based on some of the paint inside the engine bay, as that looked to be original. A driver-grade presentation all around, but a genuine Hemi, so the price was about right in my book. It's a driver, yes, but you'll never have to explain that's it's not the real deal. 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Our Cars #638.1-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO 1965 Jaguar XKE 4.2 Coupe RS/SS 396 coupe. S/N 124379N521961. Orange & black/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 412 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Driver's door slightly out at bottom, other gaps excellent. Replated chrome done to high standards. Brightwork shows moderate scratches and some minor dings. Show-quality paint over very nice prep, stripe masking shows some bleedthrough and rough edges. Interior looks mostly new and shows very little use. Vinyl top fit Owner: Rob Sass Purchase date: February 2009 Price: $30,000 Mileage since purchase: 200 My E-type convertible is gone, and a coupe has taken its place. Three years with any car is nearly an eternity for me, and in the end, my '67 E-type convertible had just one story too many to be a keeper. A color change, a nonoriginal motor, and some not particularly adroit work in one of the sills made it expendable. The current market has illustrated the extent to which no-stories cars are valued over those with more stories than the Brothers Grimm (i.e. my convertible). While the latter have taken little if any hit in value, the former have lost perhaps 20% of their value. Such was certainly the case with my convertible, which was perhaps a $43k–$45k car a year ago; this year, I sold it for $37k. So was I nuts for dumping it in a down market? I don't think so. I was only into it for about $28,000, plus some minor expenses—it was remarkably trouble-free. So I actually made a few dollars, no mean feat in this market. My goal was basically to do a likekind exchange for a no-stories Series I coupe. I figured that even though great cars haven't taken much of a hit, there may be some bargains out there. SCMer Colin Comer gave me a lead on an Opalescent Silver Blue '65 4.2-liter coupe just outside of Milwaukee. Comer knows a good car when he sees one, so I was encouraged enough to have a look. In the first 30 seconds with the car, I could tell it was the one: a never-rusted California and Nevada car nearly its whole life, with voluminous records indicating it was sold new to an air force officer in Frankfurt, Germany, by Peter Lindner (of Lindner-Knöcker lightweight E-type fame) and exported to California several months later. It's complete, with all the unique German-market stuff like a steering column lock, amber rear signal lenses, and a 3.07 “autobahn” rear that makes Jaguar's advertised 150 mph top speed actually attainable and highway cruising at 75–80 mph relaxed. The best doodad is a firewall plate with Lindner's Leipziger Straße address and metric weights on it. I'm told this is invaluable if the car is ever re-exported to Germany, as it allows it to return duty-free. It's the best-driving E I've ever been in—tight, quiet, and comfortable and a great long-distance cruiser. I'm looking forward to tour and event season in just a few months—and just maybe more than three years with this one. ♦ 62 could be better. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $75,900. A numbers-matching Camaro is fine. Add in the Rally Sport option along with the 396 Super Sport build and you have one relatively rare machine. Now add factory a/c and you have a highly optioned Camaro that you won't see all that often, period. 1969 is the most soughtafter year for the Camaro, and this one had a lot going for it, down to the desirable color, options, and the quality of the restoration. Still, this was strong money, so well sold. #379-1969 PONTIAC GTO Judge 2-dr hard top. S/N 242379B165988. Orbit Orange/black vinyl. Odo: 30,340 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Matching numbers. Paint very nice and shows few flaws, excellent panel gaps throughout. Brightwork very nice, with only some small dimples in trim. Chrome near show quality. Back glass scratched, interior shows some small cracks in TOP 10 No. 5 #668-1970 OLDSMOBILE 442 W30 convertible. S/N 344670M196794. Red/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 77,244 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Driver's door skewed, hood fit wide at driver's side. Paint is show-ready, with only the most minor flaws. Brightwork nicely polished but shows light scratching, bumper chrome excellent. Pristine engine bay in concours condition. Interior is simply impeccable and smells like a new car. Fully documented from day one and restored with nearly all its original GM components. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $173,250. The 442 W30 was Olds' answer to the high-horse offerings of the day. If a guy wanted a “family” car coupled with bruising performance, this was the ticket. The consignor stayed with the car all weekend and showed it proudly to onlookers, explaining every part of the detailed restoration. Olds muscle has been on the move up as of late, and although this was big money, it was market correct as shown. TOP 10 No. 8 #653.1-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 454 convertible. S/ N 136670B167506. Black/black vinyl/ black vinyl. Odo: 4 miles. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Non-original motor fitted. Show-quality paint displays excellent prep and attention to detail. Like-new chrome and trim, well-sorted and like-new interior looks crisp and tight. Concours engine bay ready for any show, but is somewhat over-restored. A superb show-ready and fully sorted SS 454 Chevelle. Comes with hard plastic surfaces and a scratched steering column. Engine bay neat and tidy but could use some additional detailing. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $49,500. A very nice and well-sorted matchingnumbers Judge. With so many fakes and clones, it is always refreshing to see the real deal with the documentation to prove it. Fitted with the 360-horse Ram Air III engine, a 4-speed, and finished in the most desirable Judge color, this was a great example to go after. If you were in the market for a quality Judge, your paddle should have been raised. Well bought. complete documentation. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $148,500. It's no secret that big-block muscle has taken some blows as muscle car prices have deflated across the board. After all, this may have been a $200,000 example a few years ago. That said, this was an LS5 model and it no longer carried its original engine. Black is the world's toughest color to work with, and the paintwork here was world-class. I was pleased to see this result, as this was strong money and shows how the best cars can still achieve solid numbers. Well sold, but given the documentation, 4-speed, and triple black combination, no danger for the buyer. Sports Car Market

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL #663-1973 BUICK GOTHAM CRUISER Custom coupe. S/N 4L69J3C117704. Black/ black. Matte black trim quite nice, black “flame thrower” rather pitted and painted with a rattlecan. Deep black window tint badly bubbled, paintwork adequate but full of scratches and heavy orange peel. Huge side air scoops look as if they were fashioned out of a black trash can. Would look good on camera, but get near it, and it's not very sharp. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $110,000. This is just a novelty, and you'll be the only guy on the planet to own one. The build quality was questionable, so one has to wonder if the Buick chassis was solid and well suited for duty. You could not see through the heavily bubbled black glass, so the condition of the interior is anybody's guess. Let's hope it has a/c. Very well sold. #627-1979 PONTIAC TRANS AM coupe. S/N 2W87Z9N144985. Solar Gold/black vinyl. Odo: 10,923 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Excellent body gaps with no deficiencies noted. Excellent paint with only very minor issues, trim shows some minor dimples, overworked buffing, and some pitting. Interior like new in all regards. Engine bay better than factory, with Hooker headers buried beneath the rat's nest of hoses and vacuum lines. A documented frame-off auto. A GM Heritage car. Very good gaps, but nose fit could be better. Masking issues noted with paintwork, black-out trim and body seam rubber gasket still good. Well-worn interior with plenty of issues noted. Paint color varies from one panel to the next. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $42,900. Certainly interesting for the Corvette collector, as you'd be the only guy to have one. That said, this might be hard to live with based on the condition, but I don't think anyone is buying it for how it looks. Most likely you'll only be allowed to drive this on a track, and by the condition of the interior, GM techs had a field day with it. Part of GM's history, and better yet, part of Corvette history. It's hard to put a number on something like this, but I think we can agree this was a current marketcorrect price. #654-2004 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Classic Reflections Custom convertible. S/N 1G1YY32G845116104. Teal & white/tan leather. 5.7-liter 350-hp fuel-injected LS1 V8, auto. 1962-style front and rear end pieces, body gaps very nice. Small chips and some light swirl and polishing marks noted in finish. Possible rear end damage to body, as there's a very visible change in the paint color from top to bottom. Chrome hood spears excellent. injected LS1 V8, auto. Heavily scratched paint and body, tape is applied to attach “camouflage” to protect the identity of the body from spy photos. Body gaps vary widely, as expected. Electronic door entrance system, no door handles present. Decent interior, but very weathered on driver's side. A GM Heritage offering. Cond: 5-. SOLD AT $24,200. A prototype “Mule Car” for the C6 platform, and surely quite rare. These are the cars you see in those blurry spy photos as reporters try to capture a first glimpse of the new body. Conditionwise, a real beater, but certainly would make for an interesting conversation piece for a static display in a dealer's showroom. I believe this Corvette only has an upside, so I'll call it well bought at this price. TOP 10 No. 4 #672-2006 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO NASCAR Jimmie Johnson #48 coupe. S/N 48297. Silver & blue/ black vinyl. 358-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Various nicks and blemishes, but still very nice considering the use. Fully maintained by Hendrick Motor Sports, signed on the dash by Jimmie Johnson. Actual race-winning Pocono race engine installed in car. Fully refurbished by restoration, and certainly better than showroom new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $47,300. One of only 1,107 Solar Gold TAs built in 1979. Trans Ams are plentiful and you see many of them for sale. I've owned a few, but I've never seen one as well sorted and restored as this one was. It doesn't pay to bring them up to this level, as the seller had a claimed $60,000-plus invested. Although I was surprised by this result, it didn't shock me. Just imagine if it had T-tops. Well sold, but try finding another like it. #57.1-1988 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Twin-Turbo Prototype coupe. S/N EX5273. Blue/blue cloth. 350-ci twin-turbocharged V8, Driver's seat shows use and enjoyment. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $90,200. A modern day Corvette with the styling of a vintage C1. Full carbonfiber body fitted to a modern C5 chassis, which means you get a/c, air bags, and all power accessories. Not too long ago, these would bring $150,000-plus for well-done examples. In general, resto-mods did not fare all that well at this sale, and this was more evidence of the softening of this type of car in today's market. The market has spoken. #57-2005 CHEVROLET CORVETTE C6 Test Mule coupe. S/N 1G1YY24UX5X7120EX. White/black leather. 5.7-liter 350-hp fuel- Hendrick and ready for showroom display and special events. Complete with track logs and records. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $200,000. This was the actual car that won the Pocono race, and it still featured the engine from that event. Considering its use as an actual race car, it was in remarkable condition, showing only minor road scars and blemishes. Apparently not involved in too much “good-ol'-boy rubbin'.” A genuine piece of NASCAR racing history and a great way to wake up your neighbors on race day. The market has spoken. ♦ 64 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Hendon, UK The Royal Air Force Museum A Supermarine Spitfire sold for $2.5m to a British financier and adventurer— the first two-seater Spitfire at public auction in more than 20 years Company Bonhams Date April 20, 2009 Location Hendon, England Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold / offered 76/85 Sales rate 89% Sales total $5,401,987 High sale 1944 Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX, sold at $2,522,575 Buyer's premium Flights of fancy in many forms Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics H&H sold cars from three collections for a remarkable 91% sale rate in Buxton. Here in Hendon, Bonhams offered 15 cars D from a deceased estate, plus the remarkable La Vignette grouping of 28 cars, which was mostly SS cars and Jaguars almost all in superbly restored condition. These had been sourced around a decade ago, several from past Brooks and Bonhams auctions, and part of the proceeds went to the Hands Around the World charity that helps vulnerable children. Two SS1 coupes stood out for their sheer elegance, fetching $110,635 and $86,710, but also on offer were a Silver Shadow estate car ($22,511), one of the best Mk Xs in the world ($25,486) and a low-mileage XJS-based 7liter Lister Mk III convertible ($35,018). The collection's SS 100, the 1938 Earls Court Motor Show car, made $289,275, endorsing the $279,285 that Bonhams made on the last SS 100 it sold in Paris in February—and its 100 SS license plate and registration went for $26,680 minutes later. Top automotive seller was the remarkably original 1905 Gardner-Serpollet steamer (profiled on p. 44), owned by the same family for 52 years and a veteran of several London-to-Brighton runs. It made $345,100. 66 ispersing privately accumulated hoards has been all the rage this past month. Two weeks before Bonhams's annual visit to the RAF Museum, Attracting a great deal of interest was the “Flower Power” roadgoing Lotus 51 Formula Ford single-seater. This gained some notoriety at motor shows and in the way-out, groovy press of '68, and was thought to have been absorbed into the world's stock of historic racing Lotuses. But it reappeared in its original form having spent time in the Bahamas, and was perched gawkily among the helicopters. Nobody could quite believe it, but it made a splendid period piece, selling for $35,108, and it's profiled on page 50. After a couple of wobbles earlier in the year, the auction world is buoy- ant right now—a combination of some owners wanting out of their cars and others deciding their money really is no use in the bank. Dealers have been complaining of shortage of stock, so any auction is seized upon as an opportunity to top up. 2008's car sales total was $3,076,104, but then the exchange rate was $1.98 = £1.00, so comparisons are a bit skewed against this year's $1.45. Still, working on the local currency, I calculate Bonhams was up about $627,000 on cars alone. Bonhams also sold an airworthy Vickers- Supermarine Mk IX Spitfire for $2.5m (profiled on p. 34) to a British financier and polar adventurer. Discovered in a Cape Town scrapyard in the 1970s as a single-seat Mk IX, it was converted into trainer format and was the first two-seater Mk IX Spitfire to be offered at public auction for more than 20 years. That brought the overall sales total to a very respectable $5.4m.♦ And, as if to defy the current recession, the money was up around 20% year-on-year: Sales Totals $1m $2m $3m $4m $5m $6m 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 15% on the first $43,500, 10% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.45 = £1.00) Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Hendon, UK ENGLISH TOP 10 No. 10 #376-1930 ASTON MARTIN INTERNATIONAL 2/4 1½Liter Sports tourer. S/N LO94. Eng. # LO94. Red & black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 2,776 miles. Ex-Works demonstrator. Very original in detail, last restored in 1995. Shiny paint looks just done, apart from a few polish marks. Straight body, good panel following restoration in the mid-to-late '80s. Driver's wind deflector cracked, other glass still nice. No V5, so the registration number will have to be reapplied for. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $86,710. Last sold by Brooks at Goodwood in June '93, making $36,650 (SCM# 9047). Lots of nice accessories made this really appealing, and the price was market correct. #344-1935 JAGUAR SS1 20hp Airline coupe. S/N 249129. Eng. # 249046. Blue/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 475 miles. Excellent body, paint, and chrome, superb detail following '90s market price, but the previous owner is the loser in this equation, as this price won't cover those restoration costs. TOP 10 No. 3 #337-1938 JAGUAR SS 100 3½Liter roadster. S/N 39087. Eng. # 532. Red/black mohair/black leather. RHD. fit, leather just starting to wear in. Non-original engine block, but shell bearings a bonus. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $129,775. Bought by the seller in March '01 for an undisclosed price. Ex-Works status, long-term ownership, and massive history didn't seem to count for much here, as it sold for a little less than the seller had hoped. #338-1933 JAGUAR SS1 Four-Seater tourer. S/N 136700. White/red leather. RHD. The improved SS for '33, still excellent all around following a claimed $150k restoration in the '90s. Modern air filter fitted. Not U.K.- restoration. Lots of nice period accessories fitted, including Lucas Bi-Flex lights and spots. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $110,635. Has been in the Blackhawk and Tinaka Collections, now being sold out of the La Vignette Collection. Fetched about 30% more than expected, but practically unrepeatable. #346-1937 JAGUAR SS 1½-Liter saloon. S/N N/A. Black/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 92,858 miles. Beautifully original aside from repaint, which is still deep and lustrous. Very good chrome, lovely creased patina to original seats, sunburst door trims. Equipped with sliding sunroof. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $26,680. Sold Odo: 7,632 miles. The Earls Court Motor Show car from 1938. Straight body, good paint, tidy but not shiny underhood with enamel peeling off exhaust manifold. Black leather worn shiny, instruments excellent. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $289,275. Last seen at the Brooks Monaco sale in May '97, where it sold for a reported $148,735. Was in Switzerland at one time, like the last one of these we profiled in the May '09 issue of SCM (SCM# 119713). That was slightly nicer and sold for a little less at $279,285, but that just endorses that this was about on the money. Registration number 100 SS was the next lot and got $18,400. #345-1948 JAGUAR Mk IV 3½-Liter registered. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $77,140. In Holland until 2002, then part of the La Vignette Collection with several other SS cars. It was expected to make a bit more, but the seller let it go for about half its restoration costs. Let's hope he enjoyed it while he had it. #353-1934 JAGUAR SS1 Sports sedan. S/N 248082. Blue & black/dark blue leather. RHD. Odo: 261 miles. Laid up for 40 years, but now excellent straight body and deep paint in dollars for what was originally wanted in pounds, but this was one of the cheaper cars in La Vignette Collection, and about the only one that wasn't the subject of an expensive restoration. Rarer than the 2½, but the owner wisely elected to let it go. #343-1938 JAGUAR SS 2½-Liter drophead coupe. S/N 46179. Eng. # L1241. White/red cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 1,611 miles. Former Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club concours winner, still excellent following early '90s restoration like most of the La Vignette cars. Red leather just creasing in, timber rich and glossy, top as-new. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $73,950. Last sold in July '98 by Brooks at Beaulieu for $43,380 (SCM# 14796), as car was nearing the end of its meticulous restoration. Here it fetched a slightly above-average 68 Sports Car Market drophead coupe. S/N 617142. Eng. # S3695. White/black mohair/red leather. RHD. Odo: 2,403 miles. Restored in 1991, has been maintained in good order since. Very straight body, good paint, fresh top. Excellent timber, lights, and chrome. Motor very tidy, comes with complete tool kit. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $75,545. Last sold by Brooks at Beaulieu in July '98 for $51,170 (SCM# 19134). That included the expensive restoration, so the owner made a little here since the exchange rates weren't

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Bonhams Hendon, UK radically different. Right-handers are the rarest, although it's left-handers that are fetching more in mainland Europe now. #348-1948 JAGUAR Mk IV 3½-Liter drophead coupe. S/N 637118. Dark blue/brown cloth/red leather. Odo: 88,243 miles. Originally supplied to New York (most were left-handers exported by a cash-hungry Britain), then restored in France before 1998. Appearance still very good, door fit excellent. No longer owner in 1994, and although around $11k was spent since, including gearbox rebuild, this was impressive money for a TD in nicely average condition. Well sold. #324-1954 BENTLEY R-TYPE Countryman sedan. S/N B190UM. Eng. # B220U. Green & turquoise/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 81,039 miles. Unusual early but very practical hatchback sedan, and the second of thirteen adapted from Standard Steel saloons by Harold Radford. Looks standard when closed. Good order and fits, with new lining to RHD. Odo: 67,610 miles. Really nice lightly rodded small sedan with wires and twin-choke Weber. Post-restoration, doors still need a firm shove on new seals. Older leather retrim in correct-looking interior, modern radio with cassette player fitted. Dash slightly cracking, trunk plinth blistered. No chassis number quoted in catalog. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $15,841. Cars like this are rare, as too many got murdered in banger racing. This price was all the money, but the dollars spent were probably justified. #321-1962 JAGUAR XKE SI 3.8 convert- ible. S/N 878663. Eng. # R90169. Red/black mohair/red leather. RHD. Odo: 66,291 miles. Body straight, door fit and shut lines good, trunk fitted with original engine. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $81,925. Last sold when acquired for the La Vignette Collection at $65,750 by Brooks in London in October '97 (SCM# 9179), sold pre-restoration in December '85 by Coys for $44,702 (SCM# 14606). The second 3½-Liter drophead coupe from the same collection, this was the more common left-hander and the more expensive of the two. #349-1950 JAGUAR Mk V 2½-Liter saloon. S/N 520933. Dark blue & gray/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 59,580 miles. Straight body, mostly good paint, chassis perfect, timber good load bed. Full tool set, excellent timber inside. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $61,190. In the U.S. from 1965, where it was a concours winner, including an AACA National Senior Award in 1994. Only back in the U.K. relatively recently. Mildly tarty paint scheme may not be to all tastes, but it didn't hurt this car's value, with a final sale price of $10k more than expected. #350-1955 JAGUAR Mk VII 3½-Liter Type M saloon. S/N 727451DN. Eng. # D99388. Black/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 65,885 miles. An HMS Jag in good order. Restored in 1991, with excellent timber and tan leather just wearing in. Engine clean and floor OK. Clean subframe and motor, retrimmed red leather interior wearing in nicely. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $52,418. Originally a LHD example sold new in the U.S, changed to RHD during 1991 restoration. On the money for a tidy, usable, but unremarkable E. #367-1962 DAIMLER SP250 roadster. S/N 103828. Metallic maroon/red cloth/white leather. RHD. Odo: 67,107 miles. Restored by the seller to probably better than new, and he was on hand to answer questions. Body fit as good as they get, smooth paint in an overstated color, chassis powdercoated. Motor tidy with following post-1996 restoration. Last MOT expired in December 2008. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $38,353. Last offered but not sold at the Brooks Hendon sale in April '00 for $31,395 (SCM# 9922), so it's picked up a little here. Well sold. #318-1953 MG TD roadster. S/N TD26017. Green/green leather. Odo: 57,338 miles. Older restoration wearing in nicely, with good body, fair paint, unmarked plating, and recent-looking top. Engine tidy but not concours. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $22,511. Bought by the current dry but not overpolished. With desirable overdrive. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $29,181. Has been in History of Jaguar Museum in Maldon. This price was a little way ahead of where nice examples start and square in “really nice” territory, which was slightly overstating the case. Well sold. #377-1958 MG MAGNETTE ZB Varitone saloon. Pistachio & black/red leather. no leaks, although tarted-up with carbs and filters. Unobtrusive electronic ignition ignitor replacing points is a bonus. With hard top. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $56,405. The highest recorded price for an SP250 in the SCM Platinum Database, and probably a world record for one of these cult cars. The owner would have gone away happy with $30k. Unfortunately, it's been restored so well it seems petty to start over and tone it down a bit. #333-1963 DAIMLER V8 250 saloon. S/N 1A163813W. Black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 43,350 miles. Sharp-looking, though rear door fit is a little off and louvers have been added to hood. Clean and shiny underneath as well as up top. Bumpers either rechromed or repop but OK, some motor parts polished beyond concours. Period Radiomobile. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $16,342. Quicker and better to 70 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Hendon, UK badge and broken right-hand mirror. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $35,018. In Bahamas almost from new, back in the U.K. in the '90s. Sold just over top estimate for about the price of a raceworthy 51, which means it's probably too expensive here to be made back into a race car. The ultimate toy, neither attractive or useful, so best it stays as a period piece. See the profile, p. 50. #335-1970 JAGUAR XKE SII 4.2 convert- drive than its Mk II Jag 2.4 sister, and nearly all are autos—no real disadvantage as the Jag 4-speed is a bit ponderous and the auto suits the smooth V8. This would be quite big money for a 2.4 Mk II, but it was very nice and the price paid was about what the owner was looking for. Fairly bought and sold. #331-1965 JAGUAR Mk X 4.2 saloon. S/N 1D50314BW. Eng. # 7D506428. Marine Gray/ tan leather. RHD. Odo: 73,261 miles. Very nice clean condition, with good body, paint, and chrome. Leather redone and needs time to age to match rest of car. Aside from that, no noted issues. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $25,846. ible. S/N 1P1608. Ecurie Ecosse Blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 53,966 miles. Good overall. Repaint in non-original Ecurie Ecosse Blue shows small chips on nose. Floors good, black leather probably original and getting shiny. Newish set of chrome wires won't be original. £35,000 ($54k) in 1996. Either an XJS with added value or a completely re-engineered sports car concept. Haven't we heard this before? Looks expensive when you could have a later DB7 for the same money. FRENCH TOP 10 No. 1 #320-1905 GARDNER-SERPOLLET 18hp Type L phaeton. S/N 1013. Black & green/black leather/black leather. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $43,555. From the La Vignette Collection, so presumably acquired in the late '90s like the others. Sold at a marketcorrect price, which was about what all the parties expected. A no-surprises sale of a nice but unexceptional car. Say what you like about the SII, they're nicer to drive than the SI, and that helps the market price. Offered post-restoration but not sold for $18,785 at Brooks' London sale in December '98 (SCM# 21951). Once in the small but select collection of the very meticulous Terry Cohn, and restored in the '90s at a cost of more than it fetched here. With the widest back seat of any production car, you can take the whole gang along. #360-1968 LOTUS-FORD TYPE 51R single seater. S/N 51AFF129. Green & yellow/green leather. Probably the sole 51 road car. Launched in 1968 to much amusement and hilarity, now restored. All paperwork including bill of sale appears to tie up, but no chassis number on car. Good overall, non-original engine is the correct type. Wishbones well-plated, nice braided hoses, adjustable Spax suspension. Minor flaws include cracked steering wheel #352-1978 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW II Estate wagon. S/N SRH33570. Metallic blue/black vinyl/dark blue leather. RHD. Odo: 26,900 miles. Not a thing of beauty, but well done from new. Solid body, no bog in rear arches, but paint on doors doesn't quite Odo: 6,121 miles. A magnificent and imposing beast that's one of only two known to survive. Remains highly original, but has had sensible upgrades and maintenance, including White two-speed axle. Worn and shiny black leather seats, leather top just starting to crack. Splendid Polkey and Frankonia oil lamps with excellent match. No leaks from hydraulics or unpleasantness underhood. Leather nice but timber varnish just wearing thin. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $22,511. This sold for about the number of dollars the seller wanted in pounds, so it was about a third under his expectations. Given this would have been good money for a saloon, and that special-bodied versions of anything don't fetch more, this was all the money. #358-1990 LISTER JAGUAR Mk III 7-Liter convertible. S/N 057LISC. Eng. # LP07070L. Metallic blue/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 8,867 miles. In good order with well-fitted body kit and nice paint. Tidy but not concours underhood, interior with lightly cracking leather. Alloys unscuffed. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $35,018. Previously sold by Lister Cars for 72 brasswork and plating, only one sidelight fitted. Although a 1905 model, has grandfather rights into the London to Brighton Run. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $345,100. From the family of arch collector George Milligen, who acquired many important cars several decades ago. All of his cars have gradually come to market, including a Mercedes SSK. This was on the market for the first time in 52 years, Milligen having paid £450 in 1957. It has just about held its value relative to house prices, which means it's up in real terms. Fetched $100k more than expected, but no quick bucks here. See the profile, p. 44. #388A-1918 ROCHET-SCHNEIDER TYPE 15000 saloon. S/N 11905. Eng. # 15000C20. Blue/ gray cord. RHD. Odo: 24,583 km. Coachwork by Allignol. One of 545 built, first supplied to mayor of Lyon. Last restoration in 1998 with most of its original interior retained, regularly evented since. Good mechanical order. Some shrinkage to coachbuilt body paint, discolored top-half varnish in need of refreshment. Brightwork good, splendid SEV lamps polished smooth, interior tidy, engine bay presents well. Last taxed to 05/08. Cond: 2. Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Hendon, UK ITALIAN #379-1922 ALFA ROMEO RL Sport Special racer. S/N 61. Eng. # 268. Maroon/ black leather & aluminum. RHD. Odo: 2 km. Two-wheel brakes make this an earlier model of the “factory racer,” of which 537 were made. Discovered in Argentina, restored in 1994, still with Palermo-built body and saloon-type radiator. New wheels, nice engine-turned dash, good SOLD AT $20,010. Last sold by Bonhams at Beaulieu in September '07 at $29,131 (SCM# 467920). Thirteen kilometers later, it looks like the varnish might have been lightly redone, and it's only dropped $9k. GERMAN #368-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S cabriolet. S/N 1800307501437. Dark blue/ black mohair/beige leather. Odo: 77,857 km. Restored 20 years ago, really nicely preserved and presented. Overpolished engine bay, but instruments. Number 61 stamped in left front dumb-iron, 268 on engine and bellhousing. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $123,395. Last bought after failing to sell at Bonhams' Goodwood Festival of Speed sale in 2006, then estimated to be worth between $91,500 and $128,100. Lightly refurbed since. Some period race history helped keep the interest up here, but it will be more convincing when it develops a bit of patina. It finally got the money it was looking for. AMERICAN #319-1931 PACKARD STANDARD otherwise as-original. Chassis and engine numbers decode correctly for a left-handed 220S with standard transmission. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $88,305. Rare, desirable, and sold for a market-correct price, although you could have one and a half super-cool 280SE 3.5 Cabrios for the same money. #361-1974 BMW 2002 Turbo 2-dr sedan. S/N 4290203. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 51,500 miles. BMW's first turbo car, launched into the eye of the 1973 fuel crisis. Straight and tidy body, good chassis, clean-looking interior. EIGHT sedanca de ville. S/N 150481. Eng. # MDA23698. Black/black leather & green cord. Odo: 3,182 miles. Straight body with good door fit, paint cracking to top of scuttle. Buttoned leather, P100 headlights, and carriage better. Door fit good, paint shows a few small chips here and there. Chrome headers fitted, carpets and dash very good. Telescopic column, power antenna, factory hubcaps. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $48,358. In last ownership for 20 years, and one of the nicest examples to come to market in the U.K. in the last few months. Deserved every penny. #380-1967 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD Eldorado 2-dr hard top. S/N H7227848. Silver/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 22,471 miles. 429-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Mitchell's creased-lines front-drive Toronado sister. Body straight with no rot, chassis rails all sound, right-hand sill cover creased. Older repaint still showing well. Vinyl top and interior both in nice shape and with nothing missing. Has front seat belts. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $15,008. Underappreciated in the U.K, but sold for three times what was expected. An interesting alternative to an early Silver Shadow. #362-1967 FORD MUSTANG fastback. S/N 7R02A175046. Metallic blue/gray & blue vinyl. Odo: 5,494 miles. 302-ci V8, 4bbl, auto. Older repaint over solid, straight shell. Aftermarket tach, two inches of slop at wood-rim wheel, interior tidy. Was A-code lamps very nice. Side-mounted spare case sitting on green cord back seat. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $26,680. Was in Portugal, then in the U.K. from 1990. Has been in use, with the engine reportedly rebuilt about 15,000 miles ago. Well sold at about $10k more than expected. Doors locked and hood closed, refinished Mahle wheels look nice. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $40,020. Only 1,672 were made, and few are as tidy as this one was. I expected it to do a little more, but the market said this was all the puff on the day. 74 #365-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194675122188. Eng. # F0709HE. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 68,186 miles. 327-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. A nice claimed matching-numbers car, although the quoted chassis number is missing a digit. Panel fit and gaps as per factory or slightly 289, now fitted with a 302 with 4-bbl Holley on an Edelbrock manifold. VIN on inner left fender rubbed over/out. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $20,844. In California until 2000, sent to the U.K, and sold to Guernsey briefly before coming back to the U.K. The seller accepted a couple of thousand less than his envisaged lowest price, but this was still a fair deal for an average car. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Worldwide Group Escondido, CA The Weinberg Collection Anyone with a $30,000 line of credit had a shot at about three-quarters of the cars in the room, including several Camaros, Chevelles, or T-Birds Company Worldwide Auctioneers Date April 3–4, 2009 Location Escondido, California Auctioneer Rod Egan Automotive lots sold / offered 110/110 Sales rate 100% Sales total $3,068,670 High sale 1956 DeSoto Fireflite convertible, sold at $154,000 A sale full of cars you could drive Report and photos by Carl Bomstead Market opinions in italics it auctioned a selection of antiques and cars from Jay Weinberg's collection on the first weekend in April. The antiques, which were offered Friday, W were not of the variety that excites most car folks, with the exception of four 1959 Cadillac items. A Pink Cadillac slot machine realized $1,495, while a tailfin bench brought $3,163. A unique 1959 Cadillac showcase, which was estimated between $7,000 and $9,000, found a new home for only $3,450, and a right rear tailfin, which would have been sensational hanging on a garage wall, sold for $2,185. The cars were a mixed bag. For the most part, they would not be bringing home many trophies and would be classified as drivers at best. Some, like a 1978 Cadillac Seville sedan that sold for $2,750, were simply used cars, while the 1956 DeSoto Fireflite convertible that brought $154,000 set all sorts of records. The cars in between ran the gamut. Automotive oddities such as a gold-plated Pantera orldwide Auctioneers strayed from the usual high-end offerings of Duesenberg, Delahaye, and the like when with candy apple metal flake paint and the “Louis Vuitton” custom 1962 Cadillac had the crowd talking, but neither returned what the original owners had spent creating them. Anyone with a $30,000 line of credit had a shot at about three-quarters of the Escondido, CA cars in the room, including several Camaros, Chevelles, or T-Birds, and even a '58 Packard Hawk, which sold at $24,200. Oddities included a 1947 Humber Pullman limousine, which made a surprising $22,000, while a 1952 Riley RMD drophead brought $26,400, despite having “Superfly” pipes poking out of the hood. Up the scale a bit, a 1942 Lincoln Continental convertible brought $68,200, while a '57 Oldsmobile 98 J-2 convertible changed owners at $60,500, and a 1954 Buick Skylark convertible sold for a respectable $106,700. Condition was an issue with many of the offerings, and if one ended up with a car without doing one's homework, one could be in for a serious surprise. Earl Scheib would not have fessed up to several of the paint jobs, and one wag was overheard asking, “Think they washed the car before painting it?” On the other hand, if you knew what you were getting into, there were solid trans- actions where the new owner could spend a few dollars upgrading his car and still be financially secure. As this was a no-reserve auction, everything sold, with a respectable final total of just over $3m for 110 cars. The auction was promoted at the same high level as Worldwide's major events, and the catalog was done to the company's usual first-rate standards. In the end, the cars sold for what the current market was willing to pay, and that's all any seller can ask ♦ Buyer's premium 10%, included in sold prices 76 Sports Car Market

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Worldwide Group Escondido, CA ENGLISH #381-1929 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II Dual Cowl touring. S/N 196XJ. Light blue & black/dark blue vinyl/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 94,720 km. Frank Dale and Stepsons nameplate, possibly restored by them in London at some point. Mismatched light blue only 49 Rileys sold in the U.S. in 1952. Very nice paint with minor swirls, red leather interior not authentic and should be beige or maroon. Very nice wood trim, steering wheel cracked. Comes with reputation of expensive and sluggish performance. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $26,400. Not a lot of money for a Riley that will be the hit at the next All British Field Meet. It won't win any awards for authenticity, but a striking and unusual car nonetheless. A decent buy. #383-1959 MORGAN PLUS 4 roadster. S/N 4086. Eng. # 35196. Yellow/black vinyl/ black leather. Odo: 7,040 miles. Awarded five trophies in Morgan judging. Older European restoration now showing signs of time and use. Unattractive trunk rack, and yellow is not the most attractive color for a Morgan. Comes paint with numerous chips and touch-ups evident. Long list of minor needs noted. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $82,500. 1929 was the first year for the Phantom II, but light blue was not the most attractive color choice for this Rolls-Royce. It might have done better in a more appropriate livery. #357-1947 HUMBER PULLMAN limou- sine. S/N 6720045. Black/red leather & fabric. RHD. Odo: 66,926 km. Features three-position roof. Paint just OK, left headlight loose. Stated to be a CCCA Full Classic, although only through “applications considered” status. Interior decent, with signs of age and use. with Morgan Certificate of Authenticity. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $35,750. Last seen at BarrettJackson's Scottsdale sale in in January '08, where it sold at $30,800 (SCM #48260). Seen before at Barrett-Jackson's West Palm Beach sale in March '07, where it brought $38,500 (SCM# 44792). Driven 38 miles since its last appearance, so a nice profit for a touch over a year. There still may be some upside, so drive, enjoy, and keep up on maintenance. GERMAN #362-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S cab- Complete with books and records. Very underpowered, but for parades, who cares? Cond: 3. SOLD AT $22,000. The perfect car if you've always wanted to be British royalty or your daughter is homecoming queen. Other than that, what do you do with this? Take the gang out for fish 'n'chips, perhaps? Certainly cheap enough. A decent deal. #347-1952 RILEY 2½-Liter drophead coupe. S/N 61D8091. Eng. # 6771. Red/black fabric/red leather. Odo: 26,235 miles. One of 190 and 300SLs. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $44,000. The 220SE had Bosch fuel injection while the S had twin carbs. If stuff under the hood checks out, then this was an absolute bargain. These can push six figures even in this weird market. After a few issues are corrected, this will likely outperform any hot stock tip. AMERICAN #365-1937 CORD 812 sedan. S/N FB2579. Ivory/maroon leather. Odo: 44,757 miles. 78 Sports Car Market riolet. S/N 1809501193. Light blue/tan leather. Odo: 90,785 miles. Attractive paint, but numerous blisters may be of future concern. Trim pitted and worn in several areas, nice wood interior trim is showing some age. Overshadowed by Not a CCCA Full Classic. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $44,000. I was amazed at the price, considering the condition of this car. I have to assume the buyer knew what he was buying, as this needed everything, and the expenses will pile up quickly here, especially if the engine is anything like the rest of the car. Well sold. #388-1949 HUDSON SUPER SIX convert- ible. S/N 491131055. Gold/brown fabric/brown vinyl. Odo: 96,979 miles. An older refurbishment. Paint cracking and showing numerous small nicks, bumper guards pitted, plastic bezels broken. Window trim badly worn, poor carpet fit. Loaded with filler. Appears to have Coffin-nose design by Gordon Buehrig. Nonsupercharged example with an unbecoming respray in white; overspray and touch-ups visible. Paint cracked due to heavy application, window fur missing, very nice leather interior. The last year for Cord. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $45,100. If the mechanicals were up to snuff, then this was very well bought. With front-wheel drive and a pre-select transmission, it could get expensive in a hurry when things go sideways. A day with a buffer will go a long way here. #374-1940 PACKARD 120 convertible. S/N 13992579. Maroon/tan fabric/maroon vinyl. Odo: 49,132 miles. Older restoration showing age and use. Body prep issues visible under quick repaint, running board trim missing, fender welting painted, grille pitted. Tan top filthy and torn, window delaminating, dash trim badly pitted. Engine not detailed.

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Worldwide Group Escondido, CA been ridden hard and put away wet. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $44,000. Seen at eBay/Kruse Auburn in May '02, where it failed to sell at $30,000 (SCM# 28180). Sold again at the Ft. Lauderdale auction in January '09 for $56,160. Only 1,868 Super Sixes were built in 1949, and this one had Twin H Power added, which was first available in 1952. Regardless of what was paid in January, this was a strong price for one that needs some serious attention. #331-1953 CHEVROLET 210 2-dr hard top. S/N B53S041214. Light yellow/green/twotone green fabric. Odo: 33,213 miles. Mileage stated to be original, and there's no reason to doubt that claim. Recent respray loaded with orange peel. Brightwork very acceptable, no issues but it was purchased for a song. The cost of restoration would put the new owner upside down in a hurry, so the only real option here is to use and enjoy. #377-1956 PACKARD CARIBBEAN convertible. S/N 56991271. Pink, white, & black/white vinyl/white & with panel fit. Original interior fitted with seat covers. A nice car for what it is. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $20,350. An entry level collector car for not a lot of money. I doubt if there's much upside, so use and enjoy. Sold for correct money. #382-1954 BUICK SKYLARK convert- ible. S/N A1047340. Maroon/white vinyl/red leather. Odo: 65,297 miles. 322-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. One of 836 manufactured. Recent restoration/refurbishing to an average standard. Power window switch loose, poor alignment on trim, gray leather & brocade. Odo: 80,942 miles. 374-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Attractive respray to a good standard. Window rubbers worn, brightwork acceptable. Ultramatic transmission with push-button selector mounted on steering column. Reversible seat cushions with leather on one side and brocade on the other. An attractive last “real” Packard. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $66,000. One of only 276 Caribbean convertibles produced in 1956, which was a lastditch effort by Packard that did not sell as well as expected. This one sold for well under the money, as these should push six figures in this condition. There's money left here for the new owner to spiff this up a notch without worry. #360-1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL passenger window broken. Good brightwork, no issues with interior, engine bay detailed. Fitted with Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels with spinners. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $106,700. Prices on these are all over the board, but they have been trending downward. This sale continues the trend, but it was still well bought. Needs some attention to detail to bring it up a notch or two. #394-1955 DODGE ROYAL LANCER 2- dr hard top. S/N 349D3841. Sapphire White & Aquamarine/white vinyl & Jacquard fabric. Odo: 28,070 miles. 270-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Attractive Dodge with tons of issues. Paint dull and chipped, bumpers pitted, window rubber shot. Steering wheel and dash original but worn, package tray sun damaged, seats redone in an incorrect pattern. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $8,250. This Dodge had a long list of issues, 80 rain gutters. Engine painted gold. Aftermarket sound system installed. An average example of a prestigious automobile. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $29,700. For years these hovered in the low $20s, but they have had some life of late. Good examples have been selling for well over $50k. This one was just average, so the price paid was about right. No harm either way. Sports Car Market Mk II 2-dr hard top. S/N C5601432. Black/ gray & white leather. Odo: 61,336 miles. 368ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Equipped with a/c, which was the only option for Mk IIs. Original leather interior still in decent condition. Respray shows some visible body prep issues, paint cracked in door fit off at bottom, other fit OK. New interior shows well. Overspray on wires in engine bay. Just a driver. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $28,600. These have been selling on the north side of $40k, but they need to be in better condition than the one offered here. This one needed about a $15k respray, so the new owner may find himself upside down in a hurry if he tries to fix the issues. #350-1957 MERCURY TURNPIKE CRUISER 2-dr hard top. S/N 57WA44876M. Tan & brown/tan & brown vinyl. Odo: 86,431 miles. 368-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Overhanging was the Indy 500 Pace Car in 1956. This one sold before at Brooks' Carmel auction in August '99 for $46,000 (SCM# 17668), and the reporter stated then that the price paid was all the money for an unloved Fireflite. I'm sure he wants those words back now. Restored since, but the odometer had not moved. This blows away the numbers in most price guides. Well sold. #359-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N D7FH239026. Starmist Blue/ Dresden Blue & Starmist Blue vinyl. Odo: 68,420 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Fitted with a/c. Respray over some visible body prep issues. Blemishes in paint, some chips and touch-ups noted, trim scratched. Passenger's TOP 10 No. 7 #379-1956 DESOTO FIREFLITE convertible. S/N 50381576. Red & white/black vinyl/black & white leather. Odo: 10,408 miles. 341-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Restored a few years back. Very nice paint and panel fit, good chrome throughout. Clean interior with Highway Hi-Fi record player and push-button transmission. The star of the auction. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $154,000. The DeSoto Fireflite

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Worldwide Group Escondido, CA rear roof with retractable window. Loaded with every gadget possible. Paint chipped and scratched, chrome pitted and crazed. Seats worn and have holes in covers, steering wheel cracked, window rubbers worn. Needs everything. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $19,250. The price paid was about right for a car in this condition, but boy, is there a lot to do. In decent condition these sell for about twice what was paid here, but it will take more dollars than that to get there with this one. #354-1958 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 2- dr hard top. S/N A58H1795. Black/ivory vinyl & bronze fabric. Odo: 58,072 miles. 370-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Maintained to a driver standard. Paint with numerous chips, swirls, and touchups. Trim with minor dents. Equipped with sell for serious money to collectors who want the “last of.” Considering the condition here, the price paid was just about right. #363-1960 PLYMOUTH FURY convert- ible. S/N 3301214480. Light green/white vinyl/ green vinyl & fabric. Odo: 42,441 miles. 361-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Restored in 2006 to an acceptable standard. Fitted with Golden Commando V8, power swivel seats, and cool aero steering ps and pb. Prior damage on right front fender repaired with Bondo now coming loose, other touch-ups in paint visible. Acceptable interior showing minor wear. A massive late '50s car with lots of flash. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $49,500. The '58 Buick was distinguished by its “drawer pull” grille. The buyer should have been able to find a '58 Roadmaster convertible for what was bid on this Special. It will get lots of attention at the Saturday night cruise-in... but don't let the judges get too close. ps and pb, original generator replaced with chrome alternator. Interior decent, steering wheel cracked, armrest loose. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $28,600. A Bonneville was the Pace car for the Indy 500 in 1958. This one's condition held back the bidding here. It would be worth twice the money paid here if the paint and trim were better. All in all a good buy, and the money can be spent without worry. #384-1958 FORD FAIRLANE 500 Sunliner convertible. S/N G8MC104765. Gulfstream Blue/white vinyl/blue & white vinyl. Odo: 55,113 miles. 352-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Equipped with “Police Interceptor Special” V8, ps, and pb. Attractive paint with a few minor chips and one blister in left front fender. Brightwork acceptable with a few #380-1958 CADILLAC ELDORADO Biarritz convertible. S/N 58E035553. Black/ off white cloth/white vinyl. Odo: 22,755 miles. 365-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. One of 815 manufactured. Fitted with triple-carb engine, four-speed Hydra-Matic transmission, parade boot, and Sabre wheels. Paint shows signs of use with wheel. Door panels damaged, dash pitted, several retouched paint chips noted. New seat covers. A flashy, big-finned Plymouth Fury. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $38,500. This well-presented Fury could have brought another $7k–$10k without concern. I'd venture a guess that the unusual color held things back a bit. All in all, this can be considered well bought. #378-1960 CADILLAC ELDORADO Biarritz convertible. S/N 60E101356. Red/ white vinyl/white leather. Odo: 36,863 miles. 390-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Loaded with creature comforts as standard equipment, including a/c and Autronic Eye headlight dimmer. Rear trunk trim missing, other trim pitted, window glass chips, touch-ups, and swirls evident. Trim pitted, white leather is not of original quality. An attractive and desirable Biarritz. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $71,500. Last seen at Mecum's Arlington Heights sale in November '97, where it sold at $28,350 (SCM# 16913). Strong examples push well into six figures, so this was well bought at the price paid. The new owner can spend some money here without concern. #325-1958 PACKARD HAWK scratches, right interior window crank has fallen off. Engine clean. A cosmetic restoration. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $40,150. Last seen at RM's Meadow Brook auction in August '06, where it sold for $30,800 (SCM# 42393). Has been driven a little over 100 miles since. Price paid was fair, as the Interceptor engine made the difference here. The new owner still has some upside as he tweaks the condition up a bit. #367-1958 BUICK SPECIAL convertible. S/N 4E7003563. Red & white/black vinyl/red & white Cordaveen. Odo: 61,814 miles. 364ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Loaded with brightwork in good repair. Fitted with Autronic Eye as well as 82 Sports Car Market Supercharged coupe. S/N 58LS1388. Red/red & white vinyl. Odo: 2,507 miles. 289-ci supercharged V8, auto. Basically a 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk with fiberglass nose and modified deck lid. One of only 588 made. Respray to average standard, paint cracked on trunk lid, glass delaminating. Anodized rear trim dented, driver's door does not fit properly. A sad end for a grand marque. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $23,200. 1958 was the last year for Packard. These can delaminating. Paint shows numerous chips and nicks. Interior chrome OK, some pitting to steering wheel and shifter. A quickie cosmetic restoration. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $60,500. Sold for well under the $90k–$100k estimates, and for good reason, as it had the look of a quick turn-and-burn restoration. A decent deal at the money spent. #368-1961 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE convertible. S/N 861S1191. Coronado Red/tricolor maroon vinyl. Odo: 61,141 miles. 389-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Fitted with desirable Tri

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Worldwide Group Escondido, CA Power engine, as well as power windows and top. Recent body-off restoration with minor paint flaws and swirls. Trunk fits poorly, dash cracked, stainless and other brightwork in good condition. Morrokide upholstery in good condition. California black plates. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $50,600. The price paid was a touch on the light side. It could have brought another $10k without raising an eyebrow. Buyer should be all smiles, especially with the Pontiac name now in the history books. #332-1962 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N 2Y85Z165764. Rangoon Red/white vinyl/light pearl & beige vinyl. Odo: 1,645 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Recent respray a bit too bright to be Rangoon Red. Weird Continental kit has to be lowered for the convertible top to go down, right rear since, which required a quickie respray. Correct money for a very average L76 Split-Window. #328-1963 PLYMOUTH SPORT FURY convertible. S/N 3431112580. Red/white vinyl/red & white vinyl. Odo: 38,470 miles. 318-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Fitted with a/c, new top, and Magnum 500 wheels. Average respray, engine bay painted an orange that clashes with body color. Trim pitted, chrome OK, nice interior with aftermarket radio hidden under dash. 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Equipped with seldom offered 2+2 package and upgraded Tri-Power induction. Recent respray with visible swirls, paint flaking off nose, good brightwork throughout. Interior very presentable, but lacks a/c. The engine makes the difference here. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $60,500. Strong money was based on the 2+2 package with Tri-Power, and documentation was provided. Even so, the price paid here was over the top by at least $10k. Well sold. #405-1968 CHRYSLER 300 convertible. S/N CM27K8C260478. White/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 71,618 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Stated to be a two-owner car, and one of 2,161 Chrysler 300 convertibles built in '68. Respray to average standard, with minor window does not fit properly, tonneau cover added. Ugly trunk rack, engine dress-up kit not correct. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $22,550. Sold for well under the money, but then again, all the junk has to be removed to get it back to stock. Bullet Birds have been coming into their own of late, but this one has a ways to go. #375-1962 CADILLAC SERIES 62 Louis Vuitton Custom convertible. S/N 62F098194. Candy Tangerine/Vuitton fabric/Vuitton fabric. Odo: 30 miles. Louis Vuitton fabric design everywhere including top, upholstery, dash insert, and trunk. Lowered, with 22-inch wheels. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,600. The Sport Fury was the premium priced Plymouth, with bucket seats and center console offered as standard equipment. This one needed some attention but still brought well under the money. Air was an unusual and expensive option, especially in a convertible, and although this car won't win any awards at any serious shows, I'll call it well bought. #320-1964 CHRYSLER 300K Silver Series 2-dr hard top. S/N A558H1795. Silver/black vinyl/black vinyl & leather. Odo: 98,875 miles. 413-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Engine replaced by Chrysler in 1967. Cosmetic restoration in 1990 now showing age. Decent respray, OK panel chips and touch-ups. Trim pitted, rear bumper dented. Original interior with tear in driver's seat. Fitted with Redline tires. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $23,100. An average car at an average price. A good starter collector car that can get lots of use without financial concern. #301-1970 FORD CUSTOM 500 Police Cruiser 4-dr sedan. S/N ON51F141459. Olive Green Metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 98,492 miles. 302-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Restored as a West Palm Beach police cruiser, complete with siren, light Neon under car, in-dash DVD. Steering wheel pitted but otherwise all in order. Most unusual. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $38,500. I'd hate to see the stack of receipts that go with this. It would cost a heck of a lot more than was realized here to build this. But then again, why would you? #391-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 30837S119743. Ermine White/red vinyl. Odo: 65,839 miles. 327-ci 340-hp V8, 4-bbl. Cosmetic restoration to an average standard. Lots of overspray and orange peel, paint needs to be rubbed out and buffed. Average panel fit. Overspray in engine compartment. Nice interior is stated to be original. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $55,000. Was a no-sale at RM's Toronto sale in October '04 at $35,690 (SCM# 36781), where it was stated to have received a high quality respray. Driven 10,000 hard miles 84 fit, nice chrome and trim. Has original bill of sale and window sticker. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $15,400. The Silver Series was a spring option and included the black vinyl roof, but it was offered on the 300, not the 300K, so there were some questions here. Either way, the $35k-$50k estimates were a bit on the optimistic side, and the car sold for a fair price. #373-1965 PONTIAC CATALINA 2+2 con- vertible. S/N 252675P219917. Maroon/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 1,091 miles. 421-ci V8, bar, and all the goodies. Seller stated to have spent over $25k on photo-documented restoration. A quality car with only minor issues. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $7,150. The new owner got this for a song considering the cost of doing it yourself. If this is something you have to have, then this is the way to buy. Let someone else spend the money and then take the hit. But what the heck do you do with it? ♦ Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Toronto, CAN Classic Car Auction of Toronto Canadian collectors—like their American counterparts—are generally holding onto their cars, waiting for the return of a stronger market Company RM Auctions Date April 3–5, 2009 Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada Auctioneer Brent Earlywine & Mike Shackleton Automotive lots sold / offered 143/280 Sales rate 51% Sales total $1,881,654 High sale 1951 Mercury Monarch convertible, sold at $155,925 Late-model exotics vied with more humble fare for bidder's dollars Report and photos by Norm Mort Market opinions in italics setup day, and temperatures were well above 50 degrees, but unfortunately the next three days brought non-stop pelting rain, low temperatures, wet snow, and more rain. Even so, the crowds were larger than ever, and T sales were steady in this troubled economy. This year's sale also featured several classics specifically built for the Canadian market, such as a 1951 Mercury Monarch convertible, which was considered to be the finest restored example of only four known to exist. It was the high sale of the event at $155,925. Canadian versions based on American models were typically produced in far lower numbers than their U.S. counterparts, and they offered different styling, models, and options, which have created a strong collector interest on both sides of the border. As Toronto auction organizer, RM's Dan Spendick, noted, “Some models featured very nationalistic names taken from the country's rich heritage and familiar landmarks in order to appeal directly to the Canadian consumer.” Another impressive classic built exclusively for the Canadian market was a pristine 1957 Pontiac Laurentian convertible. Even flashier than its Chevrolet cousin, the Laurentian cost slightly less than General Motors' top- 86 his was the 19th year for RM's annual Spring Classic Cars of Toronto auction event held at Toronto's International Center. Thursday was Buyer's premium 10%, included in sold prices ($.81 = $1.00 CAN) Toronto, CAN end Oldsmobile and Buick models. This yellow rag top was restored to original factory condition, sharing the same 283 V8 and Powerglide transmission as its U.S. counterpart. A bid of $72,090 wasn't high enough, and it returned to its seller. There were few trucks and motorcycles at this year's event, and of the three motorcycles present, the 1915 Lea-Francis was the one that drew crowds. According to its history, this rare English example had been raced in U.K. time trials in the 1950s and was one of only 20 survivors. After much action on the block, it failed to sell at $11,340. Of the trucks, the 1926 Ruggles two-ton dump truck was equally rare. Ruggles trucks were built in London, Ontario, as well as in Saginaw, Michigan. This example had been fitted with new wood in its cab, and it was a great buy at $12,697. This year's sell-through was up to 51%—a jump from 48% last spring—which proves things are selling, and some of them at great prices. However, final sales totals dropped from last year's $4m to just a shade under $2m this year, which can be chalked up to both fewer cars on offer this year (280 versus 358 in 2008) and the still-shaky economy. With the low Canadian dollar ($.81)—or basically a 20% difference, Canadians cars look attractive to American collectors, and several U.S. dealers appeared to take advantage of this. However, it seems that many Canadian collectors, like their American counterparts, are holding on to their cars and waiting for the return of a stronger market before bringing them to auction. ♦ 1m 2m $3m $4m $5m Sales Totals 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Toronto, CAN CANADIAN TOP 10 No. 6 #SP102-1951 MERCURY MONARCH convertible. S/N 0376H5129706. Fez Red/tan cloth /red & black leather. Odo: 80 miles. Frame-off four-year restoration, finished in correct Canada-only and Monarch-only Fez Red to a high standard. Fitted with power windows, seat, and top. Beautiful leather interior. Rebuilt with reportedly over 100 new old stock parts. Detailed flathead Ford V8 engine and undercarriage. An important and historic piece of Canadiana that's ready to be driven, enjoyed, ENGLISH #SP62-1972 TRIUMPH STAG convert- ible. S/N LE13357U. Green/black cloth/brown vinyl. Odo: 57,553 miles. Non-original, not inspiring, but decent green metalflake paint. and shown. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $155,925. A featured car and a Canadian icon, this 1951 Mercury Monarch Convertible is considered to be the finest restored example of just four known cars. This Monarch was first shown at the Dearborn Nationals, where it received a perfect score of 1,000 points, and was then at the 2005 Meadowbrook Concours d'Elegance, where it received The Most Significant Ford Product trophy. High price, but a beautiful and unique car for a serious collector. Well bought. #SP95-1957 PONTIAC LAURENTIAN convertible. S/N 720670847826. Yellow/white vinyl/yellow & silver cloth & vinyl. Odo: 687 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Fitted with Continental kit, dual exhaust, power windows, AM radio and clock. Yellow finish flawless, with only minor imperfections to brightwork. Yellow and silver two-tone interior excellent in all respects. Engine bay, chassis, and suspension Interior clean, but foam in seats disintegrating quickly. Newer black carpets, wood trim stripped but not refinished. Original worn chrome with incorrect side mirrors, engine not detailed, some rust evident on underside. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $4,990. Stated to have no rust, but since I'm in the midst of co-authoring The Essential Buyer's Guide for Stags, I'd want to look at this example more carefully; especially the rear shock towers. Described as “26 yrs in Texas, no winters,” it's been in Canada or elsewhere for over a decade. The Achilles heel is the V8, which local Stag owners described as “dodgey.” An OK price if the engine is good, as this Stag could easily be improved. GERMAN #SP91-1953 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE sedan. S/N 10631913. Beige/tan vinyl. Odo: 76,304 miles. Older restoration that still shows well. Three-position folding sunroof, 12-volt electrics. Decent beige paint except for visible prep issue on tail. Painted, detailed, non-original 1500-cc engine with high performance exhaust. Minor holes/wear on front edge of sunroof. detailing. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $10,469. Last seen here in October '08, where it failed to sell at $11,000 (SCM# 118472). This relatively rare 1300 Junior had been in a private collection for the past ten years and was stored in climatecontrolled conditions. It had a valid Canadian safety certificate as well as receipts dating back to its original purchase. A lovely driver with bid price reflecting its overall condition. #435-1979 FERRARI 400 GT coupe. S/N highly detailed to concours level. One of just 775 Laurentian convertibles produced in 1957. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $72,090. Between 1955 and 1970, Canadian Pontiacs were very similar to U.S. models in terms of their styling, trim, and other features, but they actually shared more in common with the contemporary full-size Chevrolets. In fact, through the 1962 model year, the Laurentian was available in all the body styles that were available within the Chevrolet Bel Air line, and engines and chassis were Chevrolet-based as well. This was an outstanding, frame-off rotisserie restoration, and it deserved an over $90,000 bid. 88 Black undercoated floors, painted wheels, new tires. Newer tan carpet and tan vinyl interior. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,306. 1953 was the first year without the split window. This upgraded early VW, originally from the Southwestern U.S., would be a great road car, but it won't be loved by purists. Price was indicative of the market and a good deal for both buyer and seller. #445-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SEL 4-dr sedan. S/N 0901812002493. Gray/black leather. Odo: 83,375 miles. Fitted with ps, pb, Sports Car Market 27145. Silver blue/tan leather. Odo: 46,497 km. Original tan leather interior looks good other than a slightly sagging driver's seat. All original pw, and factory radio. Older restoration showing minimal wear. Decent gray paint, painted hubcaps look amateur. Some wear on stainless trim, buffed windshield pieces look good. Nice interior wood, leather, carpets, and plastic. Clean underhood, sprayed black underside. Classy, but almost too understated for most to notice. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $13,365. Reportedly fitted with newish air suspension airbags and valves. A fairly rare M-B sedan for those looking for a fast, comfortable, and classy ride. Price was fair for both seller and buyer. ITALIAN #601-1969 ALFA ROMEO 1300 spider. S/N 1671551. Black/black cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 36,100. Seller is proud of four coats of paint, which although wet sanded and buffed, shows scratches. Acceptable chrome and stainless, but not good enough for show wins. Original black vinyl seats, one of which suffers from split in squab. Carpets decent but fading, good black Haartz cloth. Clean under hood, but needs

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RM Auctions Toronto, CAN Alfa Bits Recent Il Biscione sales on eBay by Geoff Archer (All English within quotes exactly as presented by sellers on eBay.) #280310405447-1973 ALFA ROMEO GTV 2000 coupe. S/N AR3022308. Yellow & white/black velour. Odo: 76,364 miles. 24 Photos. Tiffin, OH. Bare metal restoration 3k-5k miles ago. Seller's father “has put 900 miles on [it] exactly since he bought it. Originally intended to be a very fine vintage race car, but quite frankly the previous owner built it too damn nice and never raced chrome and trim shows minor wear only. Rubber bumpers a bit wavy. Nicely freshened under-hood, original underside has screwed-in floor panels with corroded edges. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $23,166. Carburetors, five-speed manual transmission, four seats, front engine, 46,000 original kilometers, and two owners from new all sounds good, but the fact that this car's ownership was branded as “rebuilt” was a bit frightening. Bidders must have thought that too, as this was low even for a much unloved 400. #SP32-1999 FERRARI F355 F1 spider. it. It has only been driven on the street since and has not seen rain. Its paint quality, gaps, chrome, finishing, etc IS of the quality you would expect to take to an invitation only concours.” Fitted with Panasports and roll cage. 46 bids, sf 67, bf 1090. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $36,851. The restoration was actually pre-2001, as we last saw this car at the Mecum Elkhart Lake sale in July '01, then a $14k no-sale (SCM# 23080). This is the right money for an absolute top notch GTV. Funny how time and some decals can affect the market. #330318148945-1974 ALFA ROMEO GTV 2000 coupe. S/N AR302549. Orange/black leather. Odo: 32,000 miles. 24 Photos. Brooklyn, NY. “LABOR ONLY ON RESTORATION WAS 640 HOURS LIKE FOUR MONTHS NOT COUNTING TREMENDUS MONEY SPENT INTO THIS CAR. THE PAINT JOB WAS DONE ON THE SHELL ALL APART!” Panasports. New windshield, clutch, “EXHAUST, ENGINE MOUNTS, OIL PAN GUARD, GAS TANK, FUEL FILTER, FUEL PUMP AND ALL FUEL LINES, RADIATOR, ALTERNATOR, STARTER, WATER PUMP, HOSES, BELT. 10.4 PISTON BIG VALVE EUROPEAN CAMS AUTO DELTA SS, AND IS PORTED AND POLISHED.” 1 BestOffer bid, sf 19, bf 6. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $15,000. Regarding the $68k Buy-It-Now, seller says, “THE ASKING PRIZE IS WHAT ITS INVOLVED ON THIS FULL RESTORATION, BUT MY FRIEND WILL CONSIDER TAKING A LOSS PLEASE SEND YOUR BEST OFFER.” Probably a bargain by several grand, but the pix do not show paint or detailwork that could bring another $10k+. #200319147718-1974 ALFA ROMEO GTV coupe. S/N AR3024894. Red/gray leather. 17 Photos. Naples, FL. “Panasport rims with Track Tires, Brand New Clutch, Engine rebuilt with High comp Pistons less than 100 miles on engine, roll cage, ANSA track on factory flat black underside. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $85,536. First shown in 1994, the F355 was available in coupe and Targa form, but the Spider soon appeared with Ferrari's first electrically operated convertible top. In addition, the cockpit was trimmed in hand-sewn leather upholstery with distinctive yellow stitching and equipped with power-operated seats, while other features include 18-inch wheels and red brake calipers. The car looked great, and the winning bid was good for both buyer and seller. See the profile, p. 38. AMERICAN #SP65-1926 FORD MODEL T touring. S/N 12562265. Black/black vinyl/ black vinyl. Very original. Paintwork shows its age, but not enough to require a respray. New black vinyl top not up to professional standards, black vinyl seats appear to have been recovered in the distant past with front pattern not matching rear. Own one Henry built and few others have “enhanced.” Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $4,455. There's a definite market and appeal for an original like this. It had been the recipient of recent extensive mechanical straight Pipe with Muffler, Fuel cell, Plexy windows, STREET LEGAL yes Track Ready!!” 6 bids, sf 20, bf 35. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,800. The market is not kind to cross dressers. Making a commitment to either full-race or sweet-street car could easily double the value of this GTV. If that's your plan, well bought. ♦ S/N ZFFXR48A3X0115082. Fly Yellow/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 12,795 km. Fitted with $15,000 F1 manual transmission option with paddle-type fingertip shift levers, hydraulic actuators, Ferrari-approved Tubi exhaust system valued at $5,500, and Scuderia fender shields. Polishing swirls in still-excellent factory yellow paint, like-new black leather interior. Clean, factory-spec 3.5-liter V8 engine, minimal wear Cond: 2. SOLD AT $12,697. This was the only known example extant (although one is rumored to be in northern Ontario), with just two different owners since 1958. Ruggles trucks were built in London, Ontario, as well as in Saginaw, Michigan. With its operational rear dumping box, it would be a great showpiece or parade car for similar business interests. RM's restoration in 2002 likely cost more than this high bid, so this was a great buy for an enthusiast. #SP88-1931 CHEVROLET 5-WINDOW coupe. S/N 5605912308513. Maroon & black/ back vinyl/gray cloth. Odo: 13,539 miles. Fitted with cowl lights, rumble seat, luggage rack, dual mounted spares, and wide whitewalls. Striking maroon and black paint with finish showing some polishing swirls. Correct gray interior in excellent condition, with beautifully finished dash. Chrome very nice, but work to ensure reliability, and it was apparently regularly driven over the past year. Offered at no reserve, and an excellent purchase as-is. #SP21-1926 RUGGLES LIGHT DELIVERY dump truck. S/N 36246. Green & black/black vinyl/black vinyl. New wood in cab, minor paint wear with chips around hood latches. Nice paint combo of green, black, and yellow, rear dump box dented but repainted black. No real brightwork, just radiator cap and headlamp bezels. Like-new black vinyl seats. not concours quality. Engine fully painted and detailed, underside shows minor surface rust. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $23,612. Stated to have had a professional frame-off restoration, and there was no reason to doubt those claims. There wasn't much to do to improve it, with virtually new or rebuilt everything. Last October a similar Chevy coupe in similar condition and colors sold here for $15,962 (SCM# 118463), and while this wasn't as good a bargain, it was closer to true market value. 90 Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Toronto, CAN #418-1940 PLYMOUTH 5-Window coupe. S/N 1445214. Gray/tan cloth. Odo: 7,842 miles. Claimed actual miles. Original factory battleship gray paint showing signs of age. Newer seat cover, original door panels and headliner. Original engine compartment and undercarriage. New whitewall tires. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $15,236. Plymouth referred high standard. Original stainless rockers worn, all other chrome fresh but showing scratches throughout. Good original red seats, dash faded, console top quickly repainted red. Very original and aged looking underhood. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $29,849. Refurbished rather than restored, this 327/300 coupe was a former California car that still retained its original interior and numbers-matching V8, and the mileage was believed to be correct. White's not a favorite among Corvette collectors, but this was a good buy. to their all-new 1940 offering as “The Low Priced Beauty with the Luxury Ride.” Lower and wider, it had 18% more glass, internal door hinges, twin taillights, a synchronized transmission, sealed-beam headlamps, and many other advances. For those looking for a basically unmolested original, this was a great example. Not inspiring in styling or color, but that was reflected in the sale price. #SP92-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N D7FH202198. Turquoise/ white/white vinyl. Odo: 38,114 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Two tops, wide whitewall tires, factory radio, full wheel covers. Older restoration, decent paint with imperfections appearing from old prep. Once new brightwork starting to pit. Nice white vinyl upholstery, blue shows little wear. All new chrome and rubber seals, clean underhood with room for further enhancement. A former California car and a great driver. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $31,631. 1956 and 1957 T-Birds with the added vent always go for more than '55s. With any year, though, it is the options that make the ultimate difference in price. This car had nice power options, but no Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels or hard top. Price was indicative of today's market, with these early T-Birds slipping a bit. Well bought. #447-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Custom convertible. S/N E57S101602. Bronze/orange vinyl. Odo: 4,633 miles. 468ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Painted bronze with red, orange, and blue flames. Cracks along tops of doors, other numerous minor issues noted. Decent chrome and trim, pitted door handles padded dash and upper door panels still good. “Y-Block” V8 engine and bay period correct and well detailed but require some freshening. Underside painted flat black. A solid driver. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $28,512. Many prefer this last version of the classic two-seat Thunderbird with its better handling, 14-inch diameter wheels, spare in trunk, and jaunty fins, which were officially termed by Ford “high-canted fenders.” A great buy in these tougher times. #417-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N D7FH222717. Starmist Blue/blue cloth/blue vinyl. Odo: 30,961 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Fitted with ps, pw, Town & Country radio, heater, and wide whitewall tires. Decent light blue paintwork with minimal flaws, dark blue top looks virtually new. Matching interior 92 Sports Car Market and taillight bezels. Orange seats, worn orange carpets. Lots of glitter and presumably plenty of power from the big-block under the hood. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $24,503. And now for something completely different. Brought in from Nova Scotia, there were groans from the purists. Definitely not to all tastes, this wild looking 'Vette sold for less than it cost to build. Well bought if it fulfills the buyer's dream. #SP70-1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 40837S114292. White/red vinyl. Odo: 71,710 miles. 327-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Body off for restoration, photos said to be available. Resprayed in original white to windows, refurbished dash, fuel cell, and lightweight fiberglass body components. A recent and very faithful recreation in near-concours condition. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $81,000. With the appearance of A/FX cars, Chrysler engineers in 1965 built 12 altered wheelbase (AWB) Belvederes and Coronets. Both the front and rear axles were pushed forward to improve traction and weight transfer. The most powerful A/FX was the 426 Hemi, which was capable of low ten-second elapsed times. These cars were an important evolutionary step in drag racing, but a clone is a clone, and the high bid reflected the limited usefulness of this Belvedere. #SP96-1967 PONTIAC GTO convertible. S/N 242677P2180077. Rally Red/black vinyl/ black vinyl. 389-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Fitted with pb, ps, power top, Rally II wheels, and aftermarket cassette radio. Extensive restoration with excellent red paint showing only very minor scratching in places. Rechromed bumpers, polished trim with minimal wear, real wood dash fitted. Interior shows lumpy carpet fit. Clean engine and compartment, basic detailing #SP109-1965 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE Altered Wheelbase Replica 2-dr hard top. S/N R351160546. Red/brown vinyl. Odo: 73,496 miles. 426-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Complete rotisserie recreation of an altered wheelbase drag car. Front and rear axles repositioned ten and 15 inches, respectively. New, detailed 465-hp 426 Hemi with '60s-era Hilborn fuel injection system with tall velocity stacks. Features Hurstshifted four-speed transmission, Dana 60 rear end, Wilwood brakes, full roll cage, Lexan side

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RM Auctions Toronto, CAN on underside. An eye-catching GTO. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $31,631. This traveling auction car still had remnants of RM Fort Lauderdale on the windshield. A high-end driver that should capture many future awards at local car shows. Price was at the low end, but this was the end of the road for this seller. Well bought. #425-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO coupe. S/N 124378N358019. Red & white/ black vinyl. Odo: 82,577 miles. 327-ci V8, 4bbl, 4-sp. Fitted with a/c, ps, and pb. Attractive red and white paintwork shows excessive prep issues throughout. Fully restored black vinyl interior and carpets. New bumpers, badges, and plastic and slightly lifting dash. Excellent chrome, fully detailed engine and chassis. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $145,800. This low-mileage COPO was fully documented by GM of Canada and came with its original bill of sale. Hard to fault, and a high price bid was justified given its show-ready condition. Still, the owner should have let it go. marker lights, but much chrome and brightwork trim still scratched and worn. Nice detailed engine. A decent ten-foot driver. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $21,384. A sound, rust-free Southern car, and an attractive buy despite the paint issues and poor trim. A great driving project that could easily be upgraded along the way. Both seller and buyer should be happy. #SP105-1968 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA Formula S fastback. S/N BH29H8B153436. Matador Red/black vinyl. Odo: 3 miles. 383ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Fitted with AM radio, Sure Grip rear end, and full console. Fresh rotisserie resto with nice Matador Red paintwork, good chrome and fresh black vinyl interior. Well detailed engine compartment, stock steel wheels #SP97-1969 PONTIAC GTO Ram Air IV convertible. S/N 242679B159041. Blue/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 54,715 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Complete body-off restoration finished in 1993 and still looking good. Blue metalflake paint with some orange peel and dirt, newer chrome bumpers and door handles, original worn trim. Detailed engine and chassis. New black carpets, spotless white vinyl interior, painted dash top and A-pillar show problems. Complete PHS documentation, dirt. Soiled underhood and dressed-up engine requires detailing. Fresh black carpets, but new front seat kit not a perfect match to original rear seat. New black vinyl top. A good 20-foot driver. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $20,716. Stated “Ground-up resto,” and some of the ground was in the paint. A decent driver, but no trophy taker here. Still, a fair price, considering popularity of 'Stang ragtops. #450-1978 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 1Z87L8S432774. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 74,310 miles. 350-ci 185-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Flowmaster mufflers, 2¼-inch exhaust, MSD high energy ignition wires. Resprayed silver paint with minor flaws and orange peel, clean underhood, with chrome Corvette valve covers and basic detailing. build sheet, and dealer invoice. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $59,940. The performance leader of the GTO lineup in 1969 was the Ram Air IV with its aluminum intake manifold and big Quadrajet carburetor. The cold air was fed to the engine via a pair of functional hood scoops, and these Ram Air IV-equipped GTOs quickly established dominance on the street with low 14-second quarter-mile times. A very good cruise and local car show contender, and one of just 14 equipped with the Ram Air IV engine and Turbo 400 transmission. Price was not far off the mark, considering condition. and small hubcaps make it a real sleeper. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $38,880. Although nowhere near as valuable as the third-generation 'Cudas, these very European-styled models have gained in popularity over the past five years. The Formula S was fitted with a 300hp 383, so there wasn't much original Valiant heritage left here. Very clean and very well restored, but the price seemed like more than enough. #SP101-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO COPO 427 coupe. S/N 124379N635036. Green/green vinyl. Odo: 47,723 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Fitted with wooden steering wheel and console. Excellent green metalflake paint, fresh green vinyl and carpet interior with all-too-common ill-fitting aftermarket A-pillar 94 #603-1970 FORD MUSTANG convert- ible. S/N 0F03M105562. Yellow & black/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 73,420 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Fitted with ps, pb, and power top. Decent paint shows sanding marks and interior and woodgrain dash and console still nice, but plastic black door caps loose and warping. Original detailing underhood showing age. Recent new brakes, but needs exhaust system. Clean original underside. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,613. Whereas the C4 coupes are not getting many fans too excited, the convertibles do have a stronger, more enthusiastic following. Price was indicative of value and desirability, but bought well nonetheless. ♦ Sports Car Market Fresh black interior, carpets wrinkled and lifting around console. Clean, solid, undetailed underside. A nice driver. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $8,465. Noted as a 25th Anniversary 'Vette, but not a 25th Anniversary version. Stated in catalog to have a 4-speed auto with 2,000-RPM stall converter, shift kit, and 3.73:1 gearing, but inside, it sure looked like a 3-speed automatic. Other changes were not the kind a purist would admire, but it was more for those just looking for a reliable driver. Bid price was in market value range. #403-1987 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 1G1YY33182H5126627. Red & gold/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 103,912 miles. 350-ci 240-hp fuel-injected V8, auto. Resprayed in original red, some chips and dirt in paint. 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H&H Auctions Buxton, UK The Pavilion Gardens Several lots generated a detectable crackle of electricity, as many cars sold on the telephone against stiff opposition in the packed theater Company H&H Sales Ltd. Date April 16, 2008 Location Buxton, England Auctioneer Simon Hope Automotive lots sold / offered 84/92 Sales rate 91% Sales total $1,956,042 High sale 1937 Alvis 4.3 short-chassis Vanden Plas tourer, sold at $295,614 Auctions are, in the end, automotive theater Report and photographs by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics spiritual home of Buxton in the beautiful Peak District, with more than 1,000 registered bidders. The plan had been to offer 100 cars, and Simon Hope and crew came close—although only 40 or so fit inside the splendid Octagon Theater, with the lesser lots displayed outside. As well as a superb small collection from an A American collector in Paris, one of which the owner drove over the day before, the sale included 30 or so cars from the private museum of a former Lakeland motor trader. Bill Bateman had collected cars almost up until his recent passing, but had accumulated most of them in the '70s. Sadly, many of these had been driven into damp storage spaces and left, with the result that most were severely deteriorated—seized engines were rife—and estimates were low for that reason. But that didn't deter buyers, who kept bidding until these projects had soared past their estimates, especially the individualist Alvis TB14 roadster that eventually stopped at $28,191 on a $6,000 lower estimate, and a Bristol 405 convertible that finished at $49k—three times what was originally expected. The star lot was saved until last, also from the Lakeland 96 fter a disappointing last sale at Race Retro in March, H&H was firmly back on a winning streak at its 100th auction, returning to its Collection, but in great, usable condition. The 1937 Alvis 4.3 short-chassis tourer was the first of twelve bodied by Vanden Plas (eleven remain), and starting at a commission bid of $150k, it soared past its nearby estimate to finish at nearly $300k after spirited bidding from three potential buyers in the room. Several other lots generated a detectable crackle of electricity, as Hope teased out the last few hundred pounds, with many cars selling on the telephone against stiff opposition in the packed theater. Trademark quips including, on the Alvis Roadster: “I've never been this far in twos and threes [hundreds]” and, turning to look at the Morris Ten on display screen behind him, after protracted bidding on this cheap car: “I've forgotten what I'm in now.” The “American” cars—including a super-rare and intriguing 1920 Kissel Gold Bug speedster, a splendid '33 Pierce-Arrow Club Brougham, a '51 Mercury convertible coupe, and a VW Samba 21-window—didn't do as well, most high bids having to be referred to the owner, who was sitting in the second row. Still, they all found new homes, apart from the Kissel, with the Mercury going back to the U.S. at $50k, the Pierce changing hands at $62k, and the Samba selling at $38k (profiled on p. 46). But his super 1933 Lagonda 3.5 tourer managed the intended $120k. Much of the interest in the bread-and-butter Sales Totals driveaway cars was from U.K. dealers desperate for stock after reporting strong demand. Either way you sell them, the buyers are out there, and right now the U.K. classic car market looks very healthy—but it's even better if you have left-hooks to sell in Europe. ♦ $500k $1m $1.5 $2m $2.5m 0 Sports Car Market 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 Buyer's premium 10%, included in sold prices ($1.49 = £1.00)

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H&H Auctions Buxton, UK ENGLISH TOP 10 No. 9 #53-1933 LAGONDA 3/3½-Liter tourer. S/N Z10221. Black/black mohair/red leather. RHD. Odo: 29,659 miles. Started as a 3-Liter saloon, now with 3/3½-liter engine and Alvis all-synchro gearbox following a 1996-1999 transformation to a tourer. Excellent appearance, very sharp Non-original engine is the correct type. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $295,020. Of twelve built, this was the first, and eleven remain. In a private collection since the late '70s. Against a $150k-$180k estimate, the commission bid of $150k was soon exceeded by three keen buyers in the room, and it finished up at a $270k hammer price. Well bought and sold. #83-1937 SINGER NINE Sports tourer. body and paint, lights and plating very good, dash perfect. Newish leather just wearing in, discreet flashing indicators fitted. Clean and tidy motor equipped with electric fan. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $131,120. Chopping saloons is a time-honored tradition in the U.K, (often the original bodies were falling apart anyway, as was the case here) and usually enhances value. The money was about right here. #84-1934 BENTLEY 3½-Liter tourer. S/N B117FC. Eng. # F5BB. Dark blue/black canvas/buff leather. RHD. Odo: 78,335 miles. “The Silent Sports Car.” Appearance is good, but has air of an unfinished older restoration. Body straight, paint and leather newer than rest of car. Carpets tatty and/or unfinished, old but S/N 5691. Red/black canvas/green leather. RHD. Odo: 58,107 miles. Fair body, paint blistering, cracked leather, slightly torn canvas top, but all is there, and the little OHC four turns, which is more than you could say for some of the second $64,945 phone bid as the hammer was about to fall at S64,200 from the room. Slightly expensive. #35-1937 AC 16/80 tourer. S/N L379. Eng. # UBS293. Cream/black mohair/green leather. RHD. Odo: 4 miles. Used, grubby, stored, and not even cleaned up for sale. Leather creased, dash and instruments good but wiring hanging down in footwell. Headlights OK, radiator top dinged, remote oil filter fitted. Should run again quite easily; making it nice will take a little longer. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $49,170. Originally a drophead coupe, made into tourer in the '70s, last on the road in 1993. Sold to Spain via an agent in the room placing bids from a cell phone. This will take quite a bit of both time and money to put right, and with that in mind, it was well sold at this price. #79-1949 ALVIS TB14 roadster. S/N Lakeland cars. You could conceivably put a battery in this one and make it go. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $18,029. I'm sure the buyer thought the same thing about this car's mechanical condition when he put up his hand for more than twice the top estimate. This is what you pay for a nice running example with no issues. Well sold, but as they say, they're only original once, and that must have helped the price here. unworn tires. Has been running recently. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $70,477. Originally supplied as a Park Ward saloon and changed to a tourer during an older restoration. Shows no body maker's plate. Sold $4,500 over the top estimate to the first offer from a new bidder who had been biding his time while others thrashed it out. Priced on the high side, but still fair. TOP 10 No. 2 #89-1937 ALVIS 4.3 Short Chassis tourer. S/N 14320. Eng. # 14211. White & red/red vinyl/red leather. RHD. Odo: 97,515 miles. Coachwork by Vanden Plas. Originally red, refurbished in the '70s. Good overall but with cracking paint to right front fender and minor damage to lower rear right fender. Radiator surround lightly dinged, chrome otherwise good. Red leather nicely worn in. 98 boards. New leather looks too new, most timber redone, some cracks in dash. Tidy engine bay. Comes with full tool set. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $71,297. Sold $8k over top estimate, on a last- #36-1937 BENTLEY 4½-Liter saloon. S/N B157KU. Green/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 17,429 miles. The product of ongoing refurbishment over the years. Main body straight, shiny new paint with overspray in some places. Some ripples and bubbles to bottoms of running were desperate for any new car. Probably only 100 built, as the model was launched about the same time as the gorgeous XK 120, which got it so right. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $28,191. It did incredibly well, busting its $6k estimate more than four-fold, although that was a protracted process between bidders in the room. As Hope said: “I've never been this far in two and three hundreds.” Almost unique, and both well bought and sold. #28-1950 DELLOW Mk I roadster. S/N 11550. Red/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 68,592 miles. A low-volume Brit trials car. Good body and paint, dash still with Dellow-branded instruments. Side-valve Ford motor has period Aquaplane head and twin SU carbs. Seat is vinyl Sports Car Market 23582. White/cream vinyl. RHD. Odo: 73,357 miles. Typical of Lakeland Collection cars, body fairly straight but paint heavily worn. Dinged grille, instruments grubby, very nasty '70s toytown radio dates when it was put away. Seats not too bad, but interior needs a complete restoration. Ugly as sin too—no wonder the catalog showed it in profile—but let's remember, this was built in a time when buyers

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H&H Auctions Buxton, UK shape. Nasty microblistered paint cracking off everywhere, cracked and painted leather, steering wheel crumbling but dash and instruments good. Mechanically looks sound, with correct 100B engine. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $49,170. This was estimated at $12k-$15k, which would almost have been worth it for the motor alone, but it started with a $24k commission bid and ran fast to $45k to a very happy buyer who plans to restore it. “Come and show us when it's finished,” exhorted Hope. At this money, the good news is it's too expensive to be chopped into a special. to resist weather, so appears unworn. Recently refreshed. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $16,390. Part of British motorsport history, these are still competitive, and this was a market-correct valuation for a nice, usable example. #70-1951 COOPER Mk V Formula 3 racer. S/N 016. Green/green leather. A nice Formula 3 racer with good provenance and fitted with a roll bar. Tidy and loved (lubed, copper-plated springs, etc), motor rebuilt last year and set up for methanol. MSA logbook (OK for English hillclimbs) but FIA papers expired. Ready to race. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $24,585. #38-1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY BUGEYE SPRITE Mk I roadster. S/N AN50248. Blue/ black vinyl/blue vinyl. RHD. Odo: 1,251 miles. Recently restored, now with 1275-cc motor 68,344 miles. “Blue Don,” well-known car. Originally the company demonstrator, then Donald Healey's own transport, with Worksfitted triple carbs, Halda Speedpilot, DMH Co wood-rim wheel, and Restall recliners. Straight and proper top and bottom with near perfect paint following rebuild in the 1980s. Bumpers now missing, and it wears Sprite rear over-riders. FIA papers and lots of history. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $65,560. Sold to a delighted family, just after the last dealer dropped out at top estimate. Not massive money for such a proper, usable car with a cast-iron history. See the profile, p. 42. #39-1962 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk and disc brakes. Still looks original throughout, with a little Bondo straightening up panel fits and gaps. Reproduction top, Moto-Lita wheel. Driver's door dropped slightly due to worn hinges. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $16,390. Sold over estimate, but a market-correct price for a top Sprite. Non-originality here was balanced out by the usability of more engine and better brakes. Owner was on hand for any inquiries, which is always a good thing, and was selling because he wants to move up to Formula Junior. He got about what he wanted here, which was just over estimate, so all parties should be happy. Included in price were lots of spares and gears, plus “Goodwill and advice,” making it a very fair deal. #15-1955 BRISTOL 405 drophead coupe. S/N 4054516. Eng. # 100B3615. Red/black vinyl/black leather. RHD. Odo: 39,575 miles. Tiny rear fins, one of only 43 dropheads made. Deteriorated and dusty through long-term storage but all there, and most worries are cosmetic. Chassis very solid under some surface rust, louvered spare wheelwell floor is in good over-drive, heater, 60-spoke wheels, and MotoLita steering wheel. Stainless exhaust, BMHIT certificate. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $35,239. Originally supplied to Germany before repatriation and restoration/conversion. A late entry, so parked outside and partially ignored, but a very nice and understated example. I'd say quite a steal at this price. #40-1961 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk II roadster. S/N HBT7MK1114223. Two-tone blue/black vinyl/black leather. RHD. Odo: 100 Sports Car Market #97-1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk I roadster. S/N HBT7L9694. Eng. # 29DRUH15512. Colorado Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 77,932 miles. Nicely restored in the original color, at that time changed from LHD to RHD. Clean and tidy body, chassis rails straight. Fitted with still in super order. Road legal and registered, with FIA Historic Technical Passport, making it eligible for just about all historic events. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $68,678. Try building one like this for less than $120k. The top bid of around $70k wouldn't have covered the components and the build. Anything less than $110k would have been a deal, and the seller said that just $77k would have bought it. Too bad the room wasn't full of racers. #87-1963 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD III LWB sedan. S/N CBL23. Black II roadster. S/N HBN713630. Blue/black velour. RHD. Odo: 1,349 miles. Racer built on two-seater Mk II by marque experts Denis Welch Racing, with all aluminum panels and an impressive parts list, including a Workstype hard top. Campaigned as a second car with less than two seasons under its belt and

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H&H Auctions Buxton, UK & silver/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 949 miles. Coachwork by Park Ward. With glass division. Honest older repaint with a couple of small cracks in places. Leather lightly creased, slightly musty smell inside, dash and timber nice. Velour in back. Small Mountney wheel looks out of place, but it's one answer. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $28,683. Sold over the phone for fair money. Likely a safe buy because it had been in use up until recently, which might explain that small wheel. #86-1964 JAGUAR XKE 3.8 convert- ible. S/N 850860. Eng. # RA6175. Metallic blue/black vinyl/dark blue leather. RHD. Odo: 40,066 miles. Another Lakeland Collection car left to fester for years. Shows plenty of needs, with quick paint blowover and blistering chrome. Quite solid underneath aside from tacked-on sills, front subframe and suspension BMH Certificate. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $13,112. A cherished used car like this is what you want, and eight bidders put their hand up simultaneously, leaving Hope to count 'em up. Sold to the trade and driven 180 miles home with no problems. Expect to see it retailed soon for roughly the dollar price paid, but in pounds. A private buyer would have got a super deal at this money. #48-1968 WOLSELEY HORNET Mk III sedan. S/N WA2S3107256A. Gray/red vinyl. RHD. Odo: 40,138 miles. Basically a Mini with a trunk and different front panelwork. Recently restored, with solid (repaired) sills and floors, some rushed prep evident in door shuts. Tidy a Mini if rest of the car is right, as here. Slight wear to half-leather seats, alloys unscuffed. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $3,770. Sold just under estimate and a fair buy, as sills cost only $300 per side and should be seen as consumables on a Mini. A cute runabout at user money. #45-1996 TVR CHIMAERA convertible. S/N SDLDCC4P1TA011123. Muddy maroon metallic/black fiberglass/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 22,355 miles. This is the Griffith's slightly less mad sister, although still a roadburner—and even more so in 270-hp 305-lb-ft HC form, as here. Clean and unscuffed, proven low mileage, no obvious accident damage. Interior tidy and unworn, veneer dash hasn't delaminated well protected by oily gloop. Doors shut OK, door fit a little off. Still a complete restoration project, but at least it's all original. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $37,697. Although a good starting point, it won't be cheap to do this car right, which made the money paid after exhaustive bidding between two parties all the more surprising. It ended up at twice the top estimate to a phone bidder. At least being hidden away for 30 years saved it from bodged restorations. This is the price of originality. #21-1965 MG B convertible. S/N GHN369928. Red/black vinyl/black leather & vinyl. RHD. Odo: 19,493 miles. Straight and solid following older restoration and replacement of engine with a five-bearing unit from ‘64. Only fault is slight opening of seam in sill below driver's door. Good inside, with later type seats. Much nicer than the restored'72 car later in the same sale, and only being sold because owner now considers himself too old. floor OK. Claimed 30k miles from new. With handbook. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $36,878. There was nothing wrong here, so why present it looking unloved like this? A good cleaning could have worked wonders in this market. A JDHT valuation is $50k, so this was cautiously well bought. #51-1993 ROVER MINI COOPER 1.3i sedan. S/N N/A. Black/black leather & cloth. RHD. Odo: 61,205 miles. Tidy and original up top, but underneath sills have been done once and will soon need doing again—not an issue on original interior, clean underhood but a bit overdetailed with silver paint. Very good brightwork, sits straight on “wet” suspension. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $10,654. Sold for almost double its estimate, and getting on for Cooper money, which would have been understandable ten years ago when Japan would take every “posh” Mini and 1100/1300. Well sold. #65-1973 JAGUAR XKE S III convertible. S/N 151698BW. Silver/black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 10,044 miles. Better than it first looked, with good floors and sills and a slightly grubby engine bay with no leaks. Leather a bit worn, back bumper microblistered but trunk yet. Lightly dressed-up motor is clean and tidy. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $12,293. Sent to Hong Kong when new but returned unsold and not registered until 2001 (hence the Y plate), so it has had less time to fall apart. Finding a nice one is rare, but this was it. Color might have conspired against it, but I reckon it helped here, as we're not meant to be driving lairy fuel-burners anymore. One dealer climbed out at $9,700 when there was quite some margin, as it should retail for $15k. Well bought. GERMAN #93-1957 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE custom sedan. S/N AB424522. Silver/black. 102 Sports Car Market

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H&H Auctions Buxton, UK RHD. Odo: 51,094 miles. Nicely understated mild custom “oval” with expensive motor, discs all around, and a low ride height. Unusual (late) entry at this sale but nicely done. No noted issues. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $8,851. As with race cars, you never get back what you put in, and although one man's custom is another man's goat cheese, this was understated enough to sell to your mom. The seller is losing out massively here as it must have cost much more to build. #5-1962 BMW 700 convertible. S/N N/A. White/black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 2,318 km. Body and structure OK, paint and chrome microblistered but without much orange peel. No lost motion in steering, but gearshift is unconnected. Flat-twin bike engine still there and down among those fanatics by a few interior issues, but very rare and appealing nonetheless. Provisional bid was later accepted by the owner. See the profile, p. 46. ITALIAN #59-1955 FIAT 500C Topolino 2-dr sedan. S/N 511249. Maroon & black/black mohair/ brown vinyl & cloth. RHD. Odo: 42,694 miles. Nice straight body with newish paint and new sliding top, but old seals let it down slightly. Chrome redone and looks to be just OK. Inside mildly oil-misted. Difficult stuff like rear lights intact. Strange that the owner (of the Lakeland Collection) thought it was a two-stroke. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $10,326. A rare car (one of 2,592 made), and the subject of a battle between bidders, finishing up more than three times over its top estimate. Still, if you've gotta have one... well sold. #55-1964 VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 2 Samba 21-window microbus. S/N 1283044. Green & cream/green cloth & gray vinyl. Odo: 27,210 miles. A rare 21-window microbus. Good windows-out restoration with very straight sides only let down by wrong color and slightly customized door trim. New floors in this ownership, one sun visor off and some interior vinyl tidy, chassis very good, seller states the motor was rebuilt. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,834. A bit more detailing would make this nice, but it was very usable as it was—more so than an Austin Big Seven at a little more money. A shrewd buy. #31-1978 FERRARI 250 GTO Replica coupe. S/N RS30021276. Red/red leather. RHD. Odo: 69,887 miles. Good fit of add-on bodykit to Datsun 280Z donor, nice paint throughout. Leather dash a vague approximation of what a generic Ferrari dash might look like, albeit with Z vents. High-back leather buckets just leather. Odo: 94 miles. In super order, with straight chassis and claimed original body. Paint probably better than new following earlier restoration in the U.S. Black leather hardly worn, floors and running boards still sharp. With slide-out seats, sliding Neville steering wheel, Halliday front bumper, discreet flashing indicators. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $77,636. Has been in the VMCCA Antique Auto Museum and the Harrah Museum. Won First Junior Award at Hershey in '96, lately a resident of France, now English registered. Unknown in the U.K, but expected to sell to either the U.S. or Germany, as the euro is currently stronger than the pound. #44-1930 AMERICAN LA FRANCE chassis. S/N 35020BYX20229. Maroon. RHD. Massive rolling chassis, probably ex-fire truck. La France used four-wheel brakes from 1929 and did away with chain drive in 1935, so it's somewhere in between. No body or wiring but what's there is in good order. Very good (claimed Krupps) chassis with bulkhead and a couple of gauges, hood sides and headlight irons. Two big Zeniths on huge straight-six, is ripply and not well glued on. Driven to the sale the 400 miles from Paris, and the owner reported no problems. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $38,517. Not well understood in U.K, with only a small band of fanatics who can't afford them, but find another like this in the U.K. Mildly let wearing in. Stock motor. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $33,600. Less convincing than the last one H&H sold at Race Retro in March for $47,740 (SCM# 119848), but many viewers thought it was the real thing. Why does a body-kitted Z make more than a real period example? One of life's little mysteries. Still, at least the builder didn't ruin a 240. Any of these transgressions can be considered well sold. AMERICAN #57-1920 KISSEL 6-45 Gold Bug road- ster. S/N 451964. Yellow/black canvas/black and no significant wear on drive chains or sprockets. New radiator. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,668. No history, but attractive as a good basis for a heroic special, which is popular in U.K. as we have good free healthcare service. Hard to quantify value, but sold at top estimate for about the same price as a Curtiss OX-5 V8, a popular powerplant amid the aero/loony engine fraternity who will enjoy this. Probably won't qualify as Vintage (pre-1930) with VSCC, which slightly limits both appeal and price. Cost of entry: $20k. Cost to finish: probably another $40k. That nobody will argue with this mother: priceless.. ♦ 104 Sports Car Market

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Tom Mack Charlotte, NC The Steve Green AMC Collection Hornets and Matadors with low mileage could be had for around $4,000, and the best Pacer in the world nearly hit $13,000 Company Tom Mack Classics Date April 3–4, 2009 Location Charlotte, North Carolina Auctioneer M. Scott & Charles Adcock Automotive lots sold / offered 155/248 (Green AMCs—51/51) Sales rate 63% (100%) Sales total $2,861,909 ($483,201) High sale 1969 Shelby GT500 fastback, sold at $108,120 (1974 AMC Javelin AMX, sold at $35,510) Buyer's premium AMC's moment in the sun Report and photos by Chip Lamb Market opinions in italics one of its most ardent admirers. As at Hershey, the car corral at the AutoFair sur- I rounds the swap meet; however, in this case it resides on the banked oval, whose 20-degree slant makes for an interesting browse. And some exciting moments if you go for a walk on the banked track after visiting the beer vendor a few too many times. Like Hershey, a casual swapmeet-style auction can be heard over the loudspeakers. Collector car dealer and enthusiast Tom Mack brings his expertise to the show that surrounds the one put on in his tents by the Adcock Auctioneers during Friday and Saturday. New and different for Mack this go-round was the consignment of a collection of, shall we say, very special-interest cars. New York City area AMC collector Steve Green was once chief among the enthusiasts of the Kenosha marque, with a battalion-strength sized garage full of Ramblers, Pacers, Gremlins, and Matadors. Green, also a tenement slumlord, found himself the target of litigation recently, as well as being disabled in a hit-and-run accident, so his collection found itself in the hands of a Bronx car dealer and fellow AMC enthusiast, who then brought it down south to be offered at this noreserve event. 106 f imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the East Coast mega-swapmeet in Hershey should count AutoFair, in North Carolina, as With a gaggle of AMC Club members on hand, most of whom were clutching a wad of cash in the hopes that their sum might buy them one if not two perfect Concords or Spirits, the sale led into the Green Collection in mid-afternoon. While no earth-shattering prices were set, quality low-mileage examples did surprisingly well, with the highest-selling AMC lot from Green's stash being an out-of-the-wrapper 1974 AMC Javelin AMX that brought $35,510. Not far behind, an exceptional blue '70 AMX brought $34,980, and bringing up third place, the final Matador Barcelona coupe off the assembly line, which was given new to Packard and AMC designer Dick Teague, barely missed the $30,000 mark by just $320. On the other end of the scale, a selection of Hornets and Matadors with reasonably low mileage could be had with commission for around $4,000, but the best Pacer in the world with under 2,000 original miles still nearly hit $13,000. Finally, some creative consignors brought a few other choice AMCs to run immediately following Green's cars. However, these lots likely fell on largely deaf ears, since the flood-tide of Cheesehead cars had already filled the transporters brought by the faithful. Tom Mack was able to sell 155 of 248 cars for Sales Totals a final total of $2.8m. Of that total, $483,201 came from the Green AMC Collection, with all 51 cars selling. With the success of another Tom Mack sale at the Autofair, let's hope he continues to bring more unusual collections to this event. The large crowd, including numerous collectors and regional dealers, attests to the strength of this event. ♦ $500k $1m $1.5m $2m $2.5m $3m $3.5m 2009 2008 2007 6%, included in sold prices Sports Car Market

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Tom Mack Charlotte, NC #130-1968 AMC AMX coupe. S/N A8C397X261686. Red & white/red vinyl. Odo: 50,306 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Older repaint shows discoloration to roof, body somewhat wavy but uniform throughout. Chrome restored, brightwork very likely original. Accessory sidepipes give this a unique stance. Original interior very presentable, aside #133-1973 AMC AMBASSADOR Brougham sedan. S/N A3A857N164730. Green metallic/dark green vinyl/green cloth. Odo: 49,848 miles. 360-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Original paint shows multiple touch-ups and perhaps some sort of fix in the rear clip. Chrome and brightwork aged, front bumper the most affected. Interior fabulous without any evident wear or issues to seat, dash, or trim. Engine compartment in driver condition with was a pretty shrewd buy of a quality car, but not a bad sale by the shrewd seller, either. #146-1970 AMC REBEL Machine 2-dr from old FM converter hanging askew under dash. Engine compartment restored and shows light use since. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $26,500. Bought by an SCMer along with a few other quality pieces, this AMX was the better of the two red ones present and sold at the same price point. In that vein, slightly well bought; a bit of rejuvenation will pay off. #171-1969 AMC AMX coupe. S/N A9M3971274166. Red & black/black cloth. Odo: 70,915 miles. 343-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Older restoration to reasonably high standard now starting to come apart, with chips and edge issues abounding. Chrome and brightwork nonetheless well restored and preserved, black original and evidences much wear. Engine bay shows light older restoration as well as plenty of modifications and use throughout. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $21,465. Although the SCMer buyer tried to convince me that he got a good deal here solely on the rarity of Rebel Machines, I think he got a slight case of tunnel vision with this example. All the money and more, and it still needs a bit of work. #155-1971 AMC JAVELIN SST fastback. cloth interior very correct, dash and steering wheel original and showing lots of age. Engine compartment presentable and correct. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $26,500. Bid to the same price as another red AMX from one year earlier, this at least had a 4-speed, but lots more needs were apparent here than with the car that had more originality to show off. Market priced. #186.1-1969 AMC AMX coupe. S/N A9C37X214552. Black/black cloth & vinyl. Odo: 58,789 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Deep, lustrous black paint part of an extensive restoration of an original charcoal gray example. Straight, clean body throughout, brightwork and chrome tidy. Interior restored well and accessorized as a practical modern driver. Engine compartment clean, engine well documented. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $27,560. The first collateral lot following the last of the Steve Green cars, this AMX looked as mean as it likely is going down the road. Bought by the aforementioned SCMer I ran into, I'd have to say this 108 S/N A1A79H111864. Silver/white vinyl/red cloth. Odo: 6,151 miles. 304-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Amazing original preservation piece. Paint and fake T-top-style vinyl top without any evident wear. Red corduroy seats, carpet and dash show only light wear. Wood steering wheel a nice touch. Engine compartment still wears most original finishes. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $15,900. One of the few low-mileage AMCs here with moderate desirability and proper quality preservation evident. I think (as did many spectators) this was one of the buys of the Green collection, if not the entire weekend. Stunning and unrepeatable. detailed but still very original, with factory a/c. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $6,996. Why Gucci chose to back the American Motors Hornet station wagon for a short period of time is absolutely beyond my comprehension, but it was an option package offered for 1973, and it blazed a trail for Gucci and others in years to come to add accessory packages to mundane American cars. Reportedly sold over the phone to Scandinavia, this may have been the last one left Stateside, although I doubt anyone will lose any sleep over it leaving the country. Well sold. #165-1974 AMC MATADOR Oleg Cassini coupe. S/N A4A169H132059. White/salmon vinyl/black cloth. Odo: 4,156 miles. 304-ci Sports Car Market hard top. S/N A0C196Y251915. Green metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 5,163 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Old restoration in an unattractive color combination unwinding before one's eyes. Plenty of surface prep issues, doors shut poorly. Chrome and brightwork a combination of restored and preserved. Interior tidy but mostly strange drop-light hood acting as an air scoop at end of air cleaner snorkel. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $4,240. The cold air attachment fitted to the intake was apparently the precursor to magnets or the Tornado device, here in the guise of a drop-light hood drawing air from the rear (and thus cooler) part of the engine compartment. It certainly was good for a chuckle if nothing else. A nice car at a decent price for a large 4-door sedan, even without power windows or other amenities. #143-1973 AMC HORNET Sportabout Gucci Edition wagon. S/N A3A087A004441. Green metallic/white, green, & red vinyl. Odo: 30,902 miles. 258-ci straight 6, 1-bbl, auto. Original metallic green finish mottled somewhat. Chrome and brightwork original, with slight damage and rust. Gucci pattern vinyl seats the second most amusing thing I saw at the entire Autofair—and this is not an honor earned lightly. Engine compartment lightly

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Glovebox Notes 2009 Infiniti M35 AWD A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM stable. HHHHH is best. Price as tested: $58,415 Likes: Welcome boost from 275 to 303 hp from DOHC, 3.5-liter V6. AWD non-intrusive and surefooted, brakes, steering well balanced. Interior nicely finished, also with reclining, heated rear seats; driver controls and nav system intuitive, superior Bose stereo. Almost every safety device. Gripes: Bland, familiar design. $10,000 of unnecessary gadgets, including smart cruise control, lane-changing warning and guidance, preview (i.e. early) braking. Choppy ride on rough surfaces, only 16 mpg. Fun to drive: HHH Fun to look at: H Overall experience: HH Verdict: Hey, I'm driving, let me be. Definite overkill on the “driver's assist” side. Infiniti still suffers from the “I'm not a BMW” syndrome, and seems to get pricier every year. Probably a good buy if you negotiate a killer deal in today's down market, and plan to keep it forever. Or least until the warranty expires. This is not a car you would want to sort out electrical problems on.—Paul Duchene 2009 Subaru Forester V8, 2-bbl, auto. Light pitting to original finish, chrome and brightwork lightly overbuffed but preserved well. Black cloth seats against orange shag carpet almost clash with vinyl top, gold finish to dashboard a final garish touch. Dash top lifting towards windshield. Engine bay exceptionally clean in comparison to other cars in the collection. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $6,996. Two Oleg Cassini Matadors, 6,165 of which were built in 1974, ran in this sale and achieved exactly the same price. This was the second car in consecutive order and in far better condition than the one that preceded it. Based on that and the very unusual interior and option package, this was solidly well bought. #178-1974 AMC JAVELIN AMX fast- back. S/N A4C798N302662. Maxi Blue & white/white vinyl/blue cloth. Odo: 1,344 miles. 360-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Benchmark example throughout, paint, chrome, brightwork, top, and interior absolutely showroom new throughout. Very light detailing required inside and out to restore its absolute glory. Factory a/c engine compartment as clean as it could be. Original I understand a Gremlin X is rare, but this one's condition did not back up the price realized. I suspect that the rarity alone got this deal done by an absentee bidder. Well sold. #163-1977 AMC HORNET Deluxe coupe. S/N A7A067E236668. Brown metallic/brown vinyl/tan vinyl & brown, tan, & white cloth. Odo: 13,327 miles. 232-ci straight 6, 1-bbl, auto. Nasty dents in both front fenders, cracked paint about the only real flaw with this example versus the others. Chrome and brightwork apparently not affected. Paint, vinyl top, and interior original and without issues. Cheap radials on front, original bias-plies on rear. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $4,240. The tacky blanket-weave interior was cool, but the bodywork issues up front certainly were not. This, apart from other less palatable examples present, was definitely the least appealing car in the collection this weekend. Well sold with apparent needs, not to mention the ones hiding beneath the surface. #156-1978 AMC MATADOR Barcelona Price as tested: $21,794 Likes: Functional 4WD wagon, good reputation precedes it. Reasonable space, simple controls. Gripes: Feels cheap and noisy, with strange sounds from numb electric steering, 17 mpg is thirsty, 5-speed is vague, cloth upholstery unattractive and fragile, bland “sensible shoes” exterior styling. Fun to drive: H Fun to look at: H Overall experience: H Verdict: Subarus are the cars of choice in the Pacific Northwest (if you can't get a Prius) and their cachet outweighs their practical shortcomings. If you need an affordable 4WD and want a guaranteed high-five from your neighbors, this is your choice.—PD ♦ 110 Polyglas tires confirm the car's untouched provenance. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $35,510. While the build quality of 1974 AMCs is not one that goes down in the history books nor is the performance of this example likely more than leisurely, this was undoubtedly one of one in a very unusual and striking color combination. All the money? Perhaps not if taken to a higher-profile venue, but not poorly sold. #147-1976 AMC GREMLIN X coupe. S/N A6C465A362412. Electric blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 39,444 miles. 232-ci straight 6, 2-bbl, auto. Unrestored throughout and in driver or betterquality condition. Minor scuffs and decal issues, chrome and brightwork spidery. Interior Spartan but excellent, engine compartment average and undetailed. Newer Firestone Wide Ovals give it the period look. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $8,586. Sports Car Market coupe. S/N A8A167N336706. Two-tone maroon/maroon vinyl/red cloth. Odo: 5,289 miles. 360-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Remarkable original twotone paint extends to bumpers and shows very few flaws. Chrome non-existent, brightwork exhibits light scuffing from older detailing. Nice vinyl top, plush interior only lightly faded. Engine bay completely original but losing finish to engine and components. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $16,695. A bit more detailing to exceptional

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Tom Mack Charlotte, NC examples such as this might have helped a little. This was paired with a matching sedan, lot 157, and apart from parking one behind the other and running one right after the other, little to no other connection was made. Previously part of a collection prior to that of Steve Green, it is believed they are now split up. #157-1978 AMC MATADOR Barcelona 4-dr sedan. S/N A8A857N323801. Two-tone maroon/maroon vinyl/maroon cloth. Odo: 37,664 miles. 360-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Paint in excellent original condition but with more small chips, scratches, and defects to decals present than its sister lot. Body sides wavy but indisputably original finish throughout. Interior likewise shows slightly more wear and fading than the coupe. Engine bay on par with the rest of the throughout with multiple scuffs and scrapes commensurate with relatively high mileage shown. Chrome and brightwork not without flaws. Interior faded but intact, rear cargo area carpet the worst. Engine unrestored but recent maintenance evident. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $4,558. The 2-door Pacer wagon, as opposed to the hatchback variant, is rarely seen today, since most were used up as cheap cars long ago. This one was apparently well on its way when put away by Green. Not a great deal, but not awful either. #148-1979 AMC PACER Deluxe wagon. Green collection vehicles with similar mileage. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $7,155. The Matador coupe and sedan did not share a similar bodystyle, but like I said before, had both cars been promoted better for what they were as a pair, this wouldn't seem like such a deal in all likelihood. Neat with its Barcelona interior and paint scheme and thus slightly well bought. #180-1978 AMC MATADOR Barcelona coupe. S/N A8A167N426765. White/white vinyl/maroon cloth. Odo: 6,883 miles. 360-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Verified as the last Matador built and special-ordered for Packard and AMC designer Dick Teague as the only nonmaroon Barcelona, this example was obviously preserved above and beyond a car bought to drive. Chrome mags and original radial tires panel worn at top beyond what mileage would suggest. Color-keyed mag rims a nice touch. Engine compartment completely original and unrestored. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $7,420. There were two late-model Pacers here that were nicely equipped and had relatively low miles, and this was perhaps the better buy of the two despite a few nagging cosmetic flaws. Slightly well bought. also a bespoke touch for its celebrity owner. Completely original engine compartment excellently detailed and preserved. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $29,680. It's no surprise that the build and finish quality throughout was superior to the other Barcelonas, Matadors, and AMCs in general here. This was the last car, presented to a designer of cars for many years prior, and would no doubt be subject to close scrutiny. Expensive, but absolutely unrepeatable. #149-1979 AMC PACER Woody wagon. S/N A9A687C108343. Bronze metallic & woodgrain/tan cloth. Odo: 87,331 miles. 258ci straight 6, 2-bbl, auto. Original condition 112 #162-1979 AMC CONCORD Deluxe coupe. S/N A9A067E110755. Brown metallic/ light brown vinyl /tan cloth. Odo: 6,012 miles. 232-ci straight 6, 1-bbl, auto. Impeccable condition throughout, with paint, body, chrome, and brightwork as-new and showing only slight dings and trim issues. Tan interior slightly dirty and will clean up. Engine compartment well-preserved and totally original aside from battery and oil filter. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $8,268. Unlike other early-1980s AMCs, this car received unusually good build quality relative to others I saw at this sale. Must have been mid-Wednesday morning in Kenosha when this S/N A9A667C200983. Tan/tan cloth. Odo: 15,970 miles. 258-ci straight 6, 2-bbl, auto. Very tidy original car, with few chips to paint and body but no rust. Chrome and brightwork as-new or just slightly worn. Interior slightly dirty due to Deluxe cloth seats, driver's door Paint and body as-new throughout, brightwork similar. Engine compartment about average considering the low mileage. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $9,540. The 4-speed manual transmission made this one relatively desirable, at least as far as AMC Spirits go... As close to minty fresh as they were when new, and not a bad deal for either party involved. #176-1980 AMC PACER Deluxe coupe. S/N A0A665C116092. Light blue metallic/light blue cloth. Odo: 1,719 miles. 258-ci straight 6, 2-bbl, auto. Very original and well-preserved throughout, but more detailing is required to bring this to perfection. Chrome and brightwork rolled off into the dispatch yard. A nice usable car at a good price. #168-1979 AMC SPIRIT Deluxe coupe. S/N A9M467C161711. Light tan/light tan cloth. Odo: 10,478 miles. 258-ci straight 6, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Amazingly well preserved, this example exhibits just two broken headlight adjusters and a couple small steering wheel cracks. completely as-built, blue cloth and dash as impeccable as the exterior. Engine bay correct and original, aside from replacement battery. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $12,720. Put away and saved from the Wayne's World treatment long before Wayne and Garth even hit Saturday Night Live, this late Pacer with plush soft seats was in excellent condition throughout. A remarkable price, but where will you ever find a better one? Sports Car Market

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#151-1981 AMC SPIRIT coupe. S/N 1AMCA4301BK214655. Brown metallic/tan vinyl. Odo: 7,978 miles. 258-ci straight 6, 2bbl, auto. Incredible 90% original finish with no evidence of paint or body work, chrome and brightwork likely largely as built. Tan vinyl #137-1982 AMC CONCORD Deluxe wagon. S/N 1AMCA0854CK148651. White & woodgrain /tan vinyl & cloth. Odo: 61,094 miles. 258-ci straight 6, 2-bbl, auto. Apparently original paint shows signs of typical use with chips and light scratches throughout. Chrome and brightwork somewhat better preserved. Interior tidy with average wear but no major interior without evident flaws. Engine compartment tidy due to low mileage, smog system intact. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $4,452. Even the AMC guys present with cash in hand probably didn't give much of a hoot about this car. While pristine and low mileage, it failed to get much past the $4,000 mark. Again, a perfect specimen to send niece Nancy to her senior year in high school or to her job at the library. flaws. Engine compartment could use a good steam cleaning. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $4,134. Up in the Northeast, these were very popular and run clean into the ground. Out of all the cheap AMCs here, this was about the best bang for the buck to hand off to your wife's sister's husband's brother as his groovy painter's wagon or coffeehouse advertising vehicle. ♦ July 2009 113

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eBay Motors Online Sales Track Terrors Say “racing Datsun,” and the average car person thinks “BRE” or “510.” Say “racing Datsun 610,” and people think “oxymoron” Report by Geoff Archer Market opinions in italics lection may not get you on the podium, but they'll certainly get you noticed. T Condition inferred from seller's descriptions; cars were not physically examined by the author. All quoted material taken from the eBay listings. (sf=seller's feedback; bf=buyer's feedback) #280312252377-1954 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100M BN1 roadster. S/N BL158430N1. White & navy blue/navy leather . 23 Photos. St.Louis, MO. “In 1989, the late Geoff Healey and Bob ‘Kermit' Wilson decided to join the ‘HEALEY CHALLENGE' staged in the US at many Vintage Events. This great duo rebuilt this 1954 Healey to 100M specs and raced the circuit. Sold to a collector in Ohio and used as a fun street car ired of seeing the same old group of racers at your local track day? The cars from this month's col- overall economic malaise (not to mention nearly a decade of down time). #380027870448-1967 PORSCHE 911 coupe. S/N 306203S. Gulf Blue & orange/black vinyl. 14 Photos. Pasadena, CA. “3 owner California car. Delivered new to San Diego, Porsche Club member Dave Karston entered it in to Porsche Club time trials and amature races before selling it to Dave Hamren. Third owner, Rug Cunningham, entered it into the Monterey Historics, Coronado Speed Festival, and other historic races.” Seller describes condition as “survivor.” 6-point harness, full cage, sport Seller explains that he bought it from a purist who was offended by these mods. At the time he thought he would upgrade the drivetrain, but he later came to like it as an example of the good old days. Goofy, unsafe, and slow, it will remain in this purgatory until somebody spends a bunch of money making a commitment in one direction or another. A fair deal for now. #290281379644-1965 MATRA D'JET 5S until 2008. Large fuel cell in the trunk, beautiful leather seats, full tonneau, original top bows (no fabric), rollbar. The side curtains, door panels, and carpeting and bumpers are not with the car. Engine is very strong.” 23 bids, sf 146, bf 171. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $41,500. Being neither fish nor fowl (race car nor street car) always hurts a sale price, often disproportionately so. With Healey family provenance, this one seems like a bargain... even if it is not a true factory 100M. #220366955798-1959 RENAULT 4CV sedan. S/N 3080637. Red/brown Naugahyde. Odo: 7,350 miles. 25 Photos. Denver, CO. “Built by American gearheads for the purpose of autocrossing, but is street legal and titled. They named it ‘Banshee.' Flared fenders, cutouts to hood and tail panel, widened steelies, Firestone Super Sports Indy tires, military surplus fuel tank, and the various period stickers [including Terlingua Racing Team of Carroll Shelby fame] lead me to believe mid 60's construction.” Q&A from a former owner confirms “engine is out to 903cc.” Runs but needs total restoration. 22 bids, sf 509, bf 119. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $4,205. 114 coupe. S/N N/A. Burgundy & black/black racing seat. Odo: 37,203 miles. 15 Photos. Akron, OH. “High performance 5S model, equipped with a 1300cc Gordini engine with dual Weber side-draft carbs. Lightweight fiberglass body, tube spaceframe and mid-mounted powerplant allow this diminuitive but well developed engine to turn the D'Jet into an amazing performance seats, and 7x15 Fuchs which “are very rare and expensive 911R wheels and worth $15,000.” No engine, but a proper one is available for $10k extra. 26 bids, sf 449, bf 28. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $45,000. This same car sold one month earlier for $65k (eBay #320240108041, which you can only view on collectorcarpricetracker.com) with “a very rare and valuable 906 engine block.” Current seller, “917longtail,” must have had a good use for that lump. If you ask me, any period motor will do until Porsche starts stamping new ones like Ferrari Classiche. Until then, it's a very cool looking car with provenance for a very fair price. #390018275674-1965 ABARTH 859TC vehicle. This car was prepared for vintage racing in the 1990's. It was highly successful, winning 21 of 27 races. The car was last raced at the Jefferson 500 at Summit point in 2001.” 29 bids, sf 156, bf 227. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $16,999. Sold in December by a good friend and SCMer. Might have fetched $5k more a few summers ago, but this is good enough money given the 2-dr sedan. S/N 210A. Gray, white & red/red vinyl. 25 Photos. Jacksonville, FL. “Car was campaigned with” and is being sold by “the famous Brumos Racing Team. Originally built by and purchased from Grand Am Racing driver Scooter Gabriel.” Recent HSRA and Targa 66 class wins. “Correct alloy wheels. Body has minor cracks but is rust free. Engine is a 903 and currently is not running. Has 1 bad piston. Head work and valves already re-worked.” Copious spares. “Buy-it-Now for 1/4 of the current value and 1/6 the investment.” 1 Buy-It-Now bid, sf 410, bf 354. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,900. Brumos is overly optimistic about the value of the car in its current state in their auction text, Sports Car Market

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Online sales of contemporary cars. Fresh Meat but they hugely undersell themselves when setting the Buy-It-Now. Having worked at several dealerships, I smell internal politics. Regardless, this incongruity paid off handsomely for someone with a half-price haul-ass microcar that wouldn't be too spendy to fix yourself. #190231875229-1972 DATSUN 610 2-dr sedan. Red, white & blue Bob Sharp livery/ black racing seat. 24 Photos. West Chester, PA. “Original factory-built racecar. The paint, gauges, cage, interior, suspension, transmission, brakes and rear differential are all original, authentic Bob Sharp Racing as built in 1972. Only the motor is not original, but it is a correct L20B as campaigned. Because this car was never used in competition and spent much of its time in dealer showrooms, the original tastic.” $35k in receipts. 31 bids, sf 301, bf 319. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $16,600. One clever bidder (aptly named “bigkrak”) asked, “just want to know if the racing stripes numbers and ‘prancing horse' are decals that can be easily removed or are they painted on?” Clearly this guy understands that there is nothing race-ready about this car. But it is a great bargain, and for what it's worth, it just might be the most pedestrian car ever restored by Symbolic. #400034070127-1970 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA coupe. Silver & burgundy/ aluminum. 24 Photos and 2 Pikes Peak time sheets. Stuart, FL. “First built and raced in the 1972 Pikes Peak Hill Climb in the stock car class. Chassis engineered and built by Mike Woolley, of NASCAR fame. Began life as a 1970 B5 Blue, disc brake 4-speed Hemi car, and preparation for the Peak began almost immediately...6 point roll bar, safety window net, 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster Date sold: 05/04/2009 eBay auction ID: 220402415761 Seller: Mercedes-Benz of Westminster, Denver, CO, www.mbwestimnster.com Sale Type: New car, 59 miles VIN: WDDAK76F19M001933 Details: Barolo Red/tan leather, supercharged 5.5L V8, 617 hp, 5-speed auto Sale result: $470,000, 2 bids, sf 16, bf 2 MSRP: $507,500 (base) Other current offering: Mercedes-Benz of Ft. Wayne, Ft. Wayne, IN, www.getanewmercedes.com, asking $519,000 for a Laurite Silver/black car with 50 miles. 2009 Audi R8 paint still looks fantastic! This car does the most manageable, easy to control, 4 wheel drift of any car I've ever driven.” 2 bids, sf 180, bf 291. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $30,100. Say “racing Datsun” and your average car person thinks “BRE,” “510,” or maybe “Paul Newman Z car.” Say “racing Datsun 610” and people think “oxymoron.” Seller wanted another $5k, but he had to be happy with this take for the least sexy competitive race car on the SVRA circuit. Good deal for both parties. #300220678589-1962 CHEVROLET CORVAIR 900 Monza Turbo S coupe. S/N 209270159531. Red & white/white vinyl. Odo: 51,146 miles. 18 Photos. La Jolla, CA. Black plate, “all ‘matching' numbers car with its rare original ‘YR engine code' 150bhp turbocharged engine and close ratio four-speed, floor shift transmission. This car has covered just 51,146 miles from new! Completely rebuilt engine, gearbox, all four suspension corners and complete brake system, carburetor, fuel system etc... All work was completed by Symbolic Motor Car Company in San Diego. No expense or amount of time was spared making this car simply fan- June 2009 World challenge series. Factory SRT engine 4 hours, Fresh diff., gearbox, etc. Complete carbon composite bodywork. Motec data system. BBS or OZ wheels per your preference. Custom developed blade style anti roll bars. Buyer of car will receive all set ups, wind tunnel data, & post test data. Car is legal in Speed World challenge and is currently in Prep 2 configuration.” 1 BuyIt-Now bid, sf 538, bf 1. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $160,000. Reserve was disclosed at $155k. One bid was all it took to define the market price for championship-winning factory Vipers. ♦ Date sold: 05/07/2009 eBay auction ID: 220406471517 Seller: Passport BMW, Marlow Heights, MD, www.passportbmw.com Sale Type: Used car, 1,503 miles VIN: WBAKB83529CY57745 Details: Cashmere Silver Metallic/black Nappa leather, twin turbo V8, 400 hp, warranty through March 2013 Sale result: $99,599.13, 27 bids, sf 36, bf 128 MSRP: $114,000 Other current offering: Flynn BMW, Audi, VW, Pittsfield, MA, www.flynnbmw.com, asking $92,970 for a new, all-black car. ♦ relocated fuel filler, and wide rims.” Raced Pikes Peak 1972-75. Was extensively and repeatedly rebuilt to NASCAR specs. Currently rough and without drivetrain. 20 bids, sf 377, bf 194. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $25,000. Story appears to be verifiable through personal inspection, photos, and contacts proffered in the auction itself. If all checks out this seems like a great buy; a little more than a no-provenance price for a very interesting Hemi 'Cuda. #170233886326-2007 DODGE VIPER Competition coupe. S/N 60. Red & white/ black. Odo: 6,600 miles. 4 Photos. Delray Beach, FL. “Factory Mopar racecar campaigned by Tommy Archer in the Speed World challenge series, multiple race winner and championship winner. This is the most highly developed Viper in the United States. Fresh and complete as run by Autohaus Motorsports in the 2007 Speed Date sold: 04/23/2009 eBay auction ID: 270368304600 Seller: Desert Audi, Las Vegas, NV, www.desertaudi.com Sale Type: New car, 98 miles VIN: WUAAU34279N003115 Details: Ibis White/black Nappa leather, 4.2L V8, 425 hp, R-Tronic, B&O stereo Sale result: $136,800, 1 Buy-It-Now bid, sf 16, bf 0 MSRP: $114,669 (base) Other current offering: Classic Audi, Eastchester, NY, www.westchesteraudi.com, asking $147,730 for a silver/brown car with 50 miles. 2009 BMW 750Li

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Motobilia Carl Bomstead You Gotta Pay to Play Donald Kaufman's toy collection (Part I) brings $4.2m, as condition meets rarity—for amazing prices T he first installment of KB Toys co-founder Donald Kaufman's collection was offered by Bertoia Auctions in Vineland, New Jersey, on March 19–21, 2009. The sale was presented in a 250-page hardbound catalog, and the 1,447 lots generated $4.2m. The top two lots were a Hubley cast-iron circus wagon that brought $97,700 and a Marklin Fidelitas clown car train, which realized $103,500. There was no sign of a recession when it came to buying quality antique toys. LOT 173—TIPPCO SANTA CLAUS TOY. Estimate: $13,000–$15,000. SOLD AT: $25,300. This German toy was circa 1928 and is one of the most desirable lithographed tin toys produced. It featured Santa at the wheel, and the graphics included toys, a revolving tree on the trunk, and a toy bag on the bench seat. It was in amazing condition and sold for an equally amazing price. Condition met rarity; good luck finding another one. Estimate: $2,000–$2,500. SOLD AT: $1,610. A die-cast Lincoln Zephyr motorized sedan pulled the No. 1044 Romer trailer car, complete with the original box. There were some small chips on both pieces, there was a small repair on the box, and it was missing the key. The attractive packaging added a ton and it was well bought. LOT 516—BING OPEN LOT 479—PRE-WAR LOT 410—ARCADE LOT 188—CIJ P2 ALFA ROMEO. Estimate: $3,500– $4,500. SOLD AT: $2,587.50. This is a classic French toy that was 20″ long and in good condition, with a minor dent on the bonnet, a torn leather strap, and some overspray on the front of the frame. This P2 Alfa was offered in at least five other colors. It sold for under the money and was a decent buy. WHITE MOVING VAN. Estimate: $6,000–$8,000. SOLD AT: $4,887.50. This 1929 castiron White van had a private label advertising “Lambert Furniture Store.” The driver was finished in nickel, as were the wheels. The White name was embossed on the grille and truck body and there was minor paint loss. Considering rarity and condition, this was a wise buy. JAPANESE TIN ROADSTER. Estimate: $5,000–$7,500. SOLD AT: $5,750. This extremely rare tin lithographed toy was manufactured by an unknown company whose logo was Y/M. The sporty car had a tin driver and passenger and celluloid windshield. It was highly detailed, 12″ long, and in very nice condition. In the toy world, condition is king and it sold for serious, but not unexpected, money. RACE CAR. Estimate: $30,000–$35,000. SOLD AT: $36,866. This German toy, dating to 1904, is considered to be Bing's finest and largest racer. It was in incredible condition, with a composition driver added. The seats were velvet-lined with brass inserts on the sides and top of the bonnet. It sold for big money but within the expected range. I bet it sells for more next time. LOT 557—1950S OPEN LOT 513—MARKLIN Lot 451—1957 ALPS LOT 221—TOOTSIETOY ROMER BOXED SET. 116 CHRYSLER NEWPORT. Estimate: $7,000–$9,000. SOLD AT: $6,900. This friction-powered Japanese tin toy was finished with a yellow body, orange roof, and chrome-plated trim. It was in excellent condition and complete with packaging. This is a very desirable, highly detailed toy, and was purchased for a fair price. TWO-SEAT OPEN ROADSTER. Estimate: $25,000–$30,000. SOLD AT: $57,500. This finely detailed German race car dated from 1906–1909 and was a touch under 12″ long. It was hand-enameled with embossed upholstery. It had a clockwork mechanism and a very complex steering mechanism, with the headlights finished in nickel. The driver had a broken hand and another had been added. The condition was exceptional, as was the final price. WHEEL RACE CAR. Estimate: $3,000–$3,500. SOLD AT: $9,775. This 18″ Indy race car was built by GEM, France. It is very similar to examples made in Japan and was friction-driven. It was complete with the box and the only flaw was a minor rub to the helmet. Condition justifies a premium, but it's difficult to explain the extra $5,000 spent here. I guess two bidders each had to have it. LOT 584—ARCADE 1932 CHECKER CAB. Estimate: Watch a video of Kaufman at www.sportscarmarket.com/Kaufman-interview More Info Sports Car Market

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$20,000–$30,000. SOLD AT: $4,887.50. This was a very rare cast-iron toy, as it had “Checker” embossed over the windshield, which was done for less than a year. It was in near-mint condition, with only minor wear to the bumper. It slipped through the cracks and sold for a song. The buy of the auction. Cup racers. Although in exceptional condition, it did have a few areas repainted. One of the most desirable toy racers and priced accordingly. LOT 748—1953 ALPS LOT 611—HUBLEY “SAY IT WITH FLOWERS” MOTORCYCLE. Estimate: $75,000. SOLD AT: $59,800. The rarest of the rare, in exceptional condition. The only flaw was a split tire from sitting on the shelf, but it even had its clockwork key. This toy was discontinued shortly after introduction, making it very rare indeed. It sold well under the estimate, but the price would have bought a decent Corvette. PACKARD PATRICIAN 400 CONVERTIBLE. Estimate: $6,500–$7,500. SOLD AT: $11,500. This Japanese toy was 16″ long and complete with box. It had a colorful lithographed interior and full wraparound windshield. The nickel trim and bumpers were in good repair. Exceptional condition of both toy and its box justified the price. LOT 776—1907 LOT 641—HUBLEY PACKARD STRAIGHT EIGHT. Estimate: $15,000– $20,000. SOLD AT: $9,775. This cast-iron toy is rare in this color combination. It was highly detailed and the sides of the hood opened to show the cast-iron engine. Some minor repaint, but otherwise in excellent condition. I'd call this well bought. LARGE TIN EUROPEAN LIMOUSINE. Estimate: $50,000. SOLD AT: $80,500. This was thought to have been made by Hispania of Barcelona, Spain. It measured 22½″ in length and was highly detailed, with meticulous pinstriping, rubber tires, glass windows, and beaded upholstered seating. An impressive toy equals an impressive price. LOT 1295—GENDRON LOT 718— GUNTHERMANN “GORDON BENNETT” RACER. Estimate: $15,000–$20,000. SOLD AT: $29,900. This 12″ German tin lithographed racer is the best known of the Gordon Bennett July 2009 PACKARD DELUXE PEDAL CAR. Estimate: $20,000–$25,000. SOLD AT: $17,250. This original Packard pedal car dates to the early 1920s and was 65″ in length. It was highly detailed, with upholstered seats, hood ornament, and split windshield. The enormous size and wonderful condition make it a treat for a collector who can keep the grandkids away from it. ♦ 117

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Bike Buys Ossa Ossa Beaucoup Unlike the brutal Stiletto, the trials-oriented Plonker, and the street-only Wildfire, you can ride the Pioneer on highway, back road, street, trail, or track by John L. Stein Orpheo Sincronic Sociedad Anónima from 1967 to 1974, this street-legal two-stroke enduro was as radical as you could get when Ronald Ray Gun ruled the Golden State. And that's where I first saw one, rid- E den by some lucky spoiled youth when all I had was a 7-hp Honda 90. The Pioneer had a raucous aluminum 244cc piston-port two-stroke engine, a dual down-tube steel chassis built for serious off-roading, and a menacing black expansion-chamber exhaust that sounded like a swarm of hornets. But like the delicate flower of a prickly saguaro, it also had exquisite gel-coated fiberglass bodywork with black trim panels and hand-painted white pinstripes, tasteful alloy and chrome components, and genuine off-road prowess that led to Cycle Guide magazine's 1970 Engineering Award. Ignored by highbrow bike collectors So why aren't they worth more than the meager $1,200 that a pristine 1971 example brought at the MidAmerica motorcycle auction in Las Vegas in January 2009? The answer is that vintage enduros are ignored by highbrow bike collectors, who favor purebred English and Italian street bikes and road racers. Further, there are plenty more romantic targets, such as early Japanese superbikes and vintage motocrossers, including the Pioneer's close cousin, the Stiletto. The name Pioneer does sound rather staid against Stiletto, or even Wildfire, Ossa's street model, both of which sell for several times what a Pioneer brings. But one occasionally sees evidence that the Ossa Perfect Pioneer owner: Just finished the LA-Barstow to Vegas Ride Rating (HHHHH is best): Fun to ride: HHH Ease of maintenance: HHHHH Appreciation potential: HH Attention getter: HHHH Years produced: 1967–74 Number produced: 14,259 Original list price: $930 SCM valuation: $250–$2,000 Tune-up cost: $25 Engine: 244-cc, air-cooled, piston-port, two-stroke single Transmission: 5-speed Weight: 242 lb dry Engine number: Right front enginemounting boss Frame number: Foil plate on steering head Colors: Orange fiberglass gel coat with black and white trim More: www.ossaplanet.com SCM Investment Grade: C 118 enduro is loved. For instance, in its period video for the song “We're An American Band,” Grand Funk Railroad used an early 4-speed Pioneer to lope across an open field. Check it out on YouTube. In a circa 1970 supplement on motorcycling, the Los Angeles Times likewise featured a Pioneer with an attractive lass draped aboard. That page went right on my bedroom wall. And currently, the Ralph Lauren Rugby web site shows a dandy-looking boy-man flailing through the mud on one… minus any sort of head protection. That might not be a good call on 37-year-old Spanish Betor suspension, although the Ossa's 35-mm alloy fork delivered plenty of travel. The green-face VDO speedometer is one of the pret- tiest gauges in motorcycling, and the shouldered aluminum Akront rims, graceful chromed handlebars, cleated foot pegs, and drilled alloy skid plate were all artfully rendered. A Pioneer well stored will remain shiny and attractive for 30 years after it left Ossa's Barcelona factory. But leave one in the backyard, in a damp barn, or in the sun, and there will be little left. Dirt-bike riders of the 1970s enjoyed lurid jingles about European quality control, most famously one entitled “Maico Breako” for the German motocrossers. The Pioneers occasionally suffered from defective very freak has his fetish, and mine is the orange and black Ossa Pioneer. Built by the Spanish film projector company engine metallurgy, leaky fuel tanks, shear-happy flywheel keys, fussy twinneedle IRZ carbs, and dismal brakes. However, they are very simple bikes (a two-stroke single has only three moving parts) and when properly fettled will run for years. The beauty of the Pioneer is its us- ability. Unlike the brutal Stiletto, the trials-oriented Plonker, and the street-only Wildfire, you can ride it on highway, back road, street, trail, or even track. One of its most endearing features is the famous “chrome pickle” silencer on the 1967–71 models, which may be quickly removed and hung below the expansion chamber for maximum performance. Thousands to choose from At first the Pioneer was available in 175-cc and 230-cc variants, but for 1969, the larger version got a displacement bump to 244 cc, while the 175 disappeared at the end of 1973. The bikes also picked up a 5-speed transmission in 1971. Bob Hogan, a longtime Ossa dealer in Agawam, Massachusetts, believes 14,259 Ossa Pioneer 250s were built between 1967 and 1974, when the model morphed into the white and red Six Day Replica and eventually into the yellow Super Pioneer. Hogan figures 80% of them came to the U.S. Owners often discarded the lighting, reflectors, wiring harness, battery, and speedometer, so try to find one that's complete and unmolested, and that has been dry-stored. Low mileage is a virtue, but enduro bikes often regain their speedometers just before a sale. If a Pioneer truly has low mileage, look for original Pirelli knobby tires and minimal sprocket and handgrip wear. The scythe-like kickstart lever bangs the left foot peg when the engine is being started, and heavy use notches and bends the arm. Less damage means less use. Most difficult to correct or replicate is the delicate fiberglass. Designed to bend instead of break in a crash, most is now stress-cracked from trauma. The orange finish is in the gel coat, just like a speedboat's, and can never be restored, and the front fender's black and white paint gets scratched during tip-overs. Likewise, rear fender edges can chip, and worst of all, the flexible gas tank sides crack if the bike has been ridden hard. If the engine is tight, there should be little mechanical noise; watch for the slap of a loose piston or the rattle of disintegrating rod or main bearings. Still, with the exception of the gel-coat finish, hand striping, and original vinyl seat cover, virtually everything on the bike is easily restorable, and repro parts are available. At the end of the day, a complete and nicely presented Pioneer is as much objet d'art as it is a dual-sport bike, and prices are still modest. Get 'em while they're (not) hot, I'd say. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Mystery Photo Answers Comments With Your Renewal It just gets better every year. Sterling's moss rides again.—Oliver Collins, Toronto, Ontario, CAN RUNNER-UP: Encouraged by the ongoing fiscal insolvency of the Big Three, ChiaPet International strategically enters the market.— Laura & Phil Gelso, Ellicott City, MD Not only am I the Hair Club president, I'm also a client.— John Reeder, Greensboro, VT That's the worst case of German-ation I've ever seen.— Frank Boyle, Stockton, CA I told the gardner to “sod my folks' cabin” and this is what I got.—Ed Pasini, Las Vegas, NV Not seen since 1983, the Barry Obama “barn find” is reintroduced to the public to calm fears that government and automakers really can co-exist.—Joel Shooks, Traverse City, MI A rolling bug gathers some moss.—Ryan McElroy, Eads, TN Smurf ‘n' Turf—Roger Vance, Crescent City, CA With typical Teutonic earnestness, VW attacked the challenge of developing a truly green car.—Peter Perros, Falls Church, VA Formerly used by the CIA as an undercover surveillance car, this bug was reportedly driven by a mole.—Kick Wheeler, New Milford, CT I told you, Maynard, when the Rogaine goes green, throw it away.—Bruce Williams, Denver, CO Moss Motors, well known sup- plier of parts for vintage British cars, has recently announced the Love the Ferrari stuff. Give me two more years.—Chuck Coli, Manakin Sabot, VA Don't change anything.— Thomas Lobdell, Mukwonago, WI Great as usual.—Jonathan Charney, New York, NY I receive over a dozen different car magazines and yours is consistently the best. I love the irreverent humor.—H.C. Dees—Granger, IN My favorite, with consistent improvements in content and style over the last ten years.—Jack Kasmer, Sebring, FL. Keep up the good work.—James A. Long, Gates Mills, OH Great mag.—Garry Hoover, Raleigh, NC Too expensive.—Anthony Colli, Glendale, MA. I'm expired! Oh no—I have many projects. But wait, a mere pittance sent to the house of our dear lord Keith and I shall be resurrected! Hallelujah!—Dan Mills, Canandaigua, NY Better mag than Barely Legal.— Henry Robertelli, Atlanta, GA. You are getting soft. Let's get opening of its new vintage VW parts division.—Dave Brownell, Manchester Center, VT Crap, here come the Teletubbies.—Paul Chenard, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CAN Gas, grass, or ass, no one rides for free—David Zussman, Cincinnati, OH Don't worry... it'll grow on you. —Mike DiLeo, Brookhaven, NY The competition among Beetles for the lead in the new movie “Chia Chia Bang Bang” was fierce.—Dale Rowe, Raleigh, NC Recently found as parked by famous previous owner Rip Van Winkle.—Rick Frazee, Winter Park, FL This is one potent bug, man. —Keith Reed, Minnetonka, MN Gives a new meaning to “pushing up daisies.—Rick Pogue, Beaverton, OR I wonder if Meguiar's has a product for that Bug.—Jay Curreri, Mechanicsburg, PA Imagine how embarrassing it is when the lawn mower you use to trim your car has more horsepower than the car itself.—Joe Goldblatt, Rockledge, FL Just another bush league restoration.—Randy Rutherford, Athens, GA The very first car to eat its own CO2 emissions.—Larry McCagg, Battle Ground, WA Because he recognizes that automotive history can create some strange pairings, Oliver Collins wins a soon-to-be-collectible official SCM cap. ♦ This Month's Mystery Photo Response Deadline: June 25, 2009 Our Photo, Your Caption Be the author of the most accurate, creative, or pro- vocative response and receive a Sports Car Market cap. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503.253.2234; email: mystery- photo@sportscarmarket.com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797. Please include your name and contact information. Send us your mystery photo. If we use it, you'll also get an official SCM cap. Email photos at 300 dpi in JPEG format. back to those cutting remarks and call 'em as they should be. The market is tough right now and we need to be honest on all calls.—Ron Johnson, Rolling Hill Estates, CA. Cannot get much better. Love your humor.—Wilhelm Lilliehook, Cape Coral, FL Still the best source for auction analysis.—Michael Heroy, Angola, IN Keep up the great work.—Dean Wiggins, Fort Smith, AR If I die before the thr ee years are up, do I get my money back?—Dean G. Watts, Carson City, NV. Well, maybe the unused portion. But frankly, we'd rather encourage you to live longer and enjoy the magazine than to add $58 to your estate by ducking out earlier. It's our subscriber sustainability policy.—KM All my other car magazines eventually get pitched or given away, except for SCM. My two sons, aged 5 and 3, have taken to reading it in the “library.”—Thomas Tamberelli, Williamsport, PA. The world needs more future collectors.—KM Keep up the good work.—Bart Kraak, The Netherlands How about more articles and coverage of low-cost collector sports cars? In this economy, there are a lot of good deals. No muscle, no airplanes, no tuna boats from Detroit! Just classic sports cars and GTs, please.—Tom Molter, Spokane, WA When you mention a car on the auction summary page please also cover it individually so we can see its pics/read more about it. (If it was interesting enough to be mentioned upfront…)—Andrew Davis, Belleville, MI . Andrew, your point is well taken and we will pay more attention to this in the future.—KM And thanks to all of you for your thoughtful comments and your renewals.—Keith Martin ♦ 120 Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $44/month ($66 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit sportscarmarket.com/classifieds-post.php to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. E-mail: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snailmail: Showcase, PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. ENGLISH 1927 Bentley 3/4½ 1965 Jaguar XKE Roadster FRENCH 1938 Peugeot 402 BL Eclipse (documented). Drive anywhere, Black with beautiful maroon interior. (Mobil1 since rebuild) $29,900. Contact John D Crowley at jacy1948@yahoo.com, 516.521.2309. (FL) 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL “Pagoda” George Paulin's pioneering retractable hardtop. One of the most intriguing and practical of the French streamlined Art Deco cars. A sure hit everywhere. $175,000. Fantasy Junction, sales@fantasyjunction.com; www.fantasyjunction .com. 510.653.7555. (CA) GERMAN 1974 BMW 3.0CS Coupe White with green leather interior, only 64,000 miles. Three owner Seattle car, all original and no damage history or rust issues. Service records and tool kit. Very clean, excellent condition with both tops. Rare and desirable 4 speed, stick transmission. April 2009 issue of Sports Car Magazine calls this “the best classic car to own for the value and enjoyment.” $35,000. Inquiries email: Jill@hunterscapital.com. 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 cabriolet Longtime Bentley Drivers Club owner, full Le Mans body including: fuel tank, long racing bonnet, cycle wings, large instruments, uprated 4½-liter. See our other 40 classics on the web. www.copleymotorcars .com Stuart Carpenter, copleycars@aol.com, 781.444.4646. (MA) 1956 Jaguar XK 140MC 4.2L, 5 Speed , Burgundy, Black. This is a fully restored rust free California black plated example. This car has been upgraded with D-type wheels, Wilwood brakes, adjustable suspension, 5 speed transmission, road rally cams, stainless valves, aluminum radiator, electronic ignition. Mint Condition! $89,000. Daniel FitzGerald, sales@gfs1 .com, www.gfs1.com, 315.789.4575. (NY) 1966 Jaguar XKE Roadster Sienna Bronze w/tan leather. West coast car; no rust. Owned since 1986, 75,000 original miles. Sunroof, factory air. Service records. Great paint, body, trim, and interior. Deserves to be driven. $27,500. Contact H.S. Wright III, howard@shgllc .com, 206.674.3020. (WA) 1959 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Convertible Tobacco Brown w/cognac, automatic Transmission, Behr a/c, Becker radio, restored 2001, 46k miles, tools, jack. See our other 40 classics on the web. www.copleymotorcars.com Contact Stuart Carpenter, copleycars@aol.com, 781.444.4646. (MA) 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Convertible Extensive and correct restoration of matching numbers original Southern car. Scored 98.2 at JNCA meet last summer. BRG/BLK/Chrome wire wheels. $135,000. Contact jef925@cox.net or 858.756.0304. (CA) 1958 Jaguar XK 150 Incredibly, just one owner since 1968; 27,000 original miles. A stunning original car with full documentation. Finished in burgundy with black leather. All original books, tools, ultra rare factory hardtop. An incredible find and a rare opportunity. $59,000. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 Web site: www.deGarmoLtd.com. 1968 Jaguar XKE Roadster Series 1½ Perhaps the best condition and best documented 220SE we've ever had in our inventory. Stunning cosmetics, flawless mechanicals, original books, tools, minutely detailed restoration documentation. Finished in the factory original combination of dark blue, red leather, rosewood trim and tan top. $135,000. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670. Web site: www.deGarmoLtd.com. 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Dark red, parchment leather, zebrano wood trim. A 79,000 mile original car that's had a spectacular, fully documented cosmetic restoration to factory new condition. Show quality cosmetics and drives without fault. Factory A/C, floor shift automatic. $149,000. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 Web site: www.deGarmoLtd.com. 1973 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 4.5 Sedan Old English White with blue, 700miles on high quality 2002 restoration, 3.4 litre, matching numbers, Heritage Certificate. See our other 40 classics on the web. www.copleymotorcars.com Stuart Carpenter, copleycars@aol.com, 781.444.4646. (MA) 1965 Jaguar XKE 4.2 OTS Flawless numbers matching car with a great history. All books and tools. Absolutely pristine condition and totally correct in every detail. Finished in white with black leather. Runs, drives and looks perfect. An exceptional opportunity for top down fun at a very fair price. $75,000/offer. Matthew deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 Web site: www.deGarmoLtd.com. 1973 Mini Cooper Red, black Tex, automatic with air conditioning, 73,000 original miles. A gorgeous car in absolutely wonderful condition with fully documented service history. Drives absolutely without fault. Excellent cosmetics. Original books, tools, two tops. Immaculate throughout. $49,000 Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 Web site: www.deGarmoLtd.com. 1969 Mercedes-Benz 6.3 sedan White, Navy Blue leather. Owned since new, 65,000 miles. Beautiful on every level. No accidents; nice boulevard cruiser. Air/Blaupunkt/All service records. $14,500 Contact H.S. Wright at howard@shgllc.com, 206.674.3020. 1956 Porsche 356 Speedster Burgundy w. tan interior. Matching numbers. No rust. New clutch/mats/tires. Koolmat. Headers. Needs nothing. Perfect trouble free car. $53,000 OBO. Call 954.662.5500. 122 Ultimate Mini, 1973 Cooper. 8900 mi, custom built from ground up. 1380 cc motor, full coil over suspension, brg, full black leather interior. Show or drive. $19,900. 609.504.0678. 6.3 liter 300HP, automatic, black, maroon . German Factory Muscle car, fastest production Sedan 1969. $40,000 Mechanical and Air Suspension Restoration Cardex correct, well restored and detailed, with new red interior, white paint, bright trim, suspension and more. Period correct engine. Vintage Auto Collectibles' attention to detail assures quality you can see and reliability you can count on. $169,000.00. Vintage Auto Collectibles, www.vintageautousa.com 732.525.2500. 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SCM Showcase Gallery 1960 Porsche 356B 1600 Convertible D nal factory accessories plus European items removed for certification. $69,500. Contact 928.468.6212 or outdog31@hotmail.com. (AZ) ITALIAN 1965 Alfa Romeo TZ-1 Beautifully finished in red over tan interior. New carpets, new interior, new canvas top. It has undergone the Vintage Auto Collectibles vigorous multipoint check to assure comfort and reliability in every drive. $138,000. Vintage Auto Collectibles, www .vintageautousa.com 732.525.2500. (NJ) 1964 Porsche 356 SC cabriolet s/n 750094. Correct car including Zagato numbers, flat wheel and airbox inlet. Recent inspection by TZ expert. Known history from new. Ready to race and rally. $449,500. Fantasy Junction, sales@fantasyjunction.com; www.fantasyjunction .com. 510.653.7555. (CA) Black with red leather, matching numberswith original engine, high quality 1990s restoration, Certificate of Authenticity. See our other 40 classics on the web. www.copleymotorcars.com Stuart Carpenter, copleycars@aol.com, 781.444.4646. (MA) 1964 Porsche 356C Cabriolet 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso 1 of only 125 examples of Giugiaro's glamorous open Ghibli. Beautiful condition. 28,000 miles. Drives very well. Great event car. 5-speed, power steering with telescopic tilt. $249,500. Fantasy Junction, sales@fantasyjunction.com; www.fantasyjunction.com. 510.653.7555. (CA) JAPANESE 1993 Mazda RX-7 Touring 1970 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Spider 1934 Chrysler Airflow 4-door sedan, professionally restored, national first place. Call Chuck Schneider at 248.821.0752. 1965 Cobra 289 FIA Kirkham Aluminum 289 FIA Cobra, professionally built. 347 CI Stroker, TKO 600 5-Speed, Salisbury aluminum differential, many upgrades. 250 Miles. Titled as 1965 Cobra. Build receipts total $150K+. Sacrifice. $82,500 OBO. Trades considered for 1965 or 1966 GT350 or Ferrari. Call 602.377.1197. (AZ) 1965 Shelby GT350 Fastback, original 4 speed, white/blue stripes. 2nd owner. Have owned since 1994. Less than 600 built in 1965. Carroll Shelby signature on glove box. rare piece of automotive history. $199,000. Charles Solomon, cs2hotspur@yahoo.com, 214.755.8131. 1939 Graham Sharknose Vintage red, black leather, 40,000 mi. 2nd owner since 1996. Stored winters. Meticulously maintained original. $14,500, Have all factory service manuals. Please e-mail or call: tkamd@att.net 262.617.0385. (WI) A very good looking car in red over black, which runs and drives well. Equipped with disc brakes, it has received a carburetor overhaul, new canvas top and carpets. Ready to run for the summer. $125,000.00 ONO. Vintage Auto Collectibles, www .vintageautousa.com 732.525.2500. (NJ) 1965 Porsche 356 Outlaw Coupe Red with black, black rugs, S/N 10665, 300hp 4.0l V12, matching numbers, decades long same ownership. See our other 40 classics on the web. www.copleymotorcars.com Stuart Carpenter, copleycars@aol.com, 781.444.4646. ( MA) A radical restoration built in our shop. It includes a 3” chop off the roof, a 901 5spd transmission and a hot 911 engine. With custom exhaust and gauges, custom roll down windows and all new interior. Mean, lean and clean, it goes as well as it looks. $140,000.00. Vintage Auto Collectibles, www .vintageautousa.com 732.525.2500. (NJ) 1986 Porsche European 930 Spectacular in Blue Sera Metallic with nice original tan interior. Recent engine out major service and detailing. New shocks, brakes, tires, radiator core, too much to list. Spectacular car with excellent engine and transmission. $130,000. Contact Steve Markowski at 802.877.2645 (shop) or 802.598.0385 (cell) www.rpmvt.com. Offered by original owner, 5100 miles. Black with tan leather interior. Recent tires, just serviced. Origi- 124 Sports Car Market 1979 Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer Stunning, matching numbers car. Still fresh platinum winning late 1990's restoration. One of the very nicest examples available. Over $70,000 recently spent including Fiorano Motors engine. $665,000. Fantasy Junction, sales@fantasyjunction.com; www .fantasyjunction.com. 510.653.7555. (CA) 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC 427/400hp, M-21 4 Speed, Marlboro Maroon, Black Vinyl. Multiple NCRS top flights, tri power, tinted windshield, AIR, transistorized ignition, AM/FM, frame off restored in 2004. $115,000. William Manning, gripdad@sbcglobal.net, 818.703.5956. (CA) From the Hendricks Auto Collection! Galen Govier Documentation and Inspection! Matching #'s LOW Miles! Showcased in museums over the years! REFERENCE GRADE! Details and photos at www.ExtremeClassicCars.com. $175,000. Call 847.609.3444. ♦ AMERICAN 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L68 Convertible 2-door combination coupe, 6-cyl. with supercharger, excellent restored condition. Call Chuck Schneider at 248.821.0752. 1951 Mercury Sport Coupe Dark Brown/tan. Absolutely rust free unmolested body. Decent paint, chrome; nicely restored interior. Strong runner, nice throaty dual exhaust, manual. $27,500. Call Larry Digney at 978.464.7780. 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner Superbird

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RESOURCE DIRECTORY Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 x222 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33.1.4299202, 33.1.42292021. Maison de vente aux enchères, 7, Rond-Point des Champs Elysées, 75008 Paris. artcurial@auction.fr www.artcurial .com. (FR) Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694, 480.421.6697. For nearly four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service, and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watch unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) Bonhams. +, +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. www.bonhams.com. (UK) Bonhams & Butterfields. 415.391.4000, 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103 www.butterfields.com. (CA) Branson Collector Car Auction. 800.335.3063, 417.336.5616. 1316 W. Hwy. 76, Suite 199, Branson, MO 65616. www.bransonauction.com. (MO) House Lyncastle Road Warrington England. WA4 4BSN www.handh .co.uk. (UK) and Brokers —is one of the world's premier auction houses, specializing in the procurement and sale of the world's finest automobiles and vintage watercraft. www.wwgauctions.com. (TX) Tom Mack Classics. 888.TOM. Mecum Collector Car Auction- eers. 815.568.8888, 815.568.6615. Auctions: Kissimmee, Kansas City, Indianapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington Gold, Des Moines, Columbus and Chicago. “Mecum Auction: Muscle Cars & More” on Discovery Network's HD Theater. www.Mecum.com 950 Greenlee ST, Marengo, IL 60015 www .mecumauction.com. (IL) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290, 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262 www .classic-carauction.com. (CA) MACK, PO Box 1766, Indian Trail, NC 28079. Three annual auctions in Charlotte, NC: April, September, and January. Selling Southern muscle, collector, and antique cars with experience and integrity for 24 years. North Carolina auction license 4017. www.tommackclassics.com. (NC) Alfa Romeo Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510.524.3636, 1221 Fourth Street, Berkley, CA 94710. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 510.525.9435. (CA) in Southern California appraising classic, antique, special interest, muscle and custom to current-year models. Specializing in pre-purchase inspections, stated value insurance appraisals, insurance disputes, and expert witness testimony. For more info, visit our web site. www .caldreamcars.net. (CA) Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, Gooding & Company's experts are well qualified to appraise automotive and collectible estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust, or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to help you. www.goodingco.com. www.goodingco.com. (CA) RM Auctions, Inc.. 800.211.4371, 519.351.1337. Our team of highly qualified professionals with over 25 years of experience will perform complete classic car collection appraisals. Your collection will be assessed by superior appraisers who are exceptionally detailed and want you to get the most value from your collection. RM is the world's largest vintage automobile house specializing in vintage automobile restoration, auctions and appraisals. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Russo and Steele Collector AuCarlisle Collector Car Auctions. 717.243.7855, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Spring and Fall Auctions. High-line cars cross the block. Hundreds of muscle cars, antique, collector, and special-interest cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Real Cars. Real Prices. www.carlisleauctions.com. (PA) eBay Motors. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Visit the “Services” section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. www.ebaymotors.com. tomobile Auctions. 602.252.2697, 602.252.6260. Specializing in the finest European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo and Steele hosts two record breaking ALL RESERVE auctions per year; Monterey, CA every August and Scottsdale, AZ every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. (AZ) www.russoandsteele .com. (AZ) Santiago Collector Car Auctions. 405.475.5079, 501 E. Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Rocky: rockydb5@sbcglobal.net. (OK) Motoring Investments. 619-238- 1977, Award winning restorations, brokerage, sales & locating. Vintage German, Italian & British Mercedes specialist - SL, Pagoda & other models “Our website is a virtual buyer's guide for the 280SL.” www.motoringinvestments.com. American RM Auctions, Inc.. 800.211.4371, 519.351.1337. Our team of highly qualified professionals with over 25 years of experience will perform complete classic car collection appraisals. Your collection will be assessed by superior appraisers who are exceptionally detailed and want you to get the most value from your collection. RM is the world's largest vintage automobile house specializing in vintage automobile restoration, auctions and appraisals. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Legendary Motorcar Company. 905.875.4700, North America's premier muscle car center, specializing in restoring and trading the finest and rarest American muscle cars. We are the home of Speed TV's “Dream Car Garage.” We are a professional, discreet, and fair buyer for your quality American muscle. www.legendarymotorcar.com. Shelby American Automotobile Club. 860.364.0449, 860.364.0769. PO Box 788, Sharon, CT 06069. Over 5,000 members, 50 regions throughout the world. Dedicated to the care and preservation of the cars that Carroll Shelby produced. Two national conventions a year, semi-annual magazine, bi-monthly newsletter as well as a registry. (CT) Appraisals USAppraisal. 703.759.9100, Over 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). dhkinney@usappraisal.com toll free: at 800.872.7772 www .usappraisal.com. (VA) Automobilia Steve Austin's Automobilia & Great Vacations. 800.452.8434, European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August and record-setting Scottsdale Auction in January. www.goodingco.com. (CA) H&H Classic Auctions. +44 8458 334455, +44 8458 334433. The Motor 126 Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@silverauctions.com. www.silverauctions.com. (WA) Auto Appraisal Group. The Worldwide Group. 866.273.6394, Established by John Kruse and Rod C. Egan, The Worldwide Group— Auctioneers, Appraisers 800.848.2886, Offices located nationwide. Pre-purchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale vales, estates, expert witness testimony. On-site inspection. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. “Not just one man's opinion of value.” See web site for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com. California Dream Cars Appraisals. 888.314.3366, Over 30 years experience 2shores International. 920-945- 0450, 920-945-0450. International marketing services for collector cars. New Showroom in the US! Take advantage of our experience in the global collector market. Based in Wisconsin, working worldwide. 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market knowledge to work for you. Call Jurgen today! http://www.2-shores-classics.com/kontakt_us.html. (WI) Woodies USA. 480.694.7929, We Brighton Motorsports. 480.483.4682, Brighton Motorsports, Scottsdale Arizona is a unique dealership specializing in Vintage European and American Collector Cars with their Sales/Showroom and Mechanical Repair facility in the heart of Scottsdale's legendary auction arena. They also have a state of the art paint & body shop specially equipped to do all levels of repair and restoration just down the road, creating a one stop shop for the avid car enthusiast. www.brightonmotorsports.com. (AZ) buy and sell great woodies - hundreds to date. If you are buying or selling give us a call. We can help. Woodies are fun! Every car collection should have at least one. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona. www.woodiesusa.com. (AZ) Classic Car Transport Motor Auto Express, Inc.. 360.661.1734, Enclosed Transport. MAX cares for what you care for. We offer Personal, Private, Professional services with liftgate loading for your vehicles. Please contact Randy McKinley, Owner. maxiet@gmail.com. (WA) Collector Car Insurance Aston Martin of New England. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, 760.758.0600. sales 760.758.6100.Fullservice restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. “Where great cars achieve perfection.” Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase .com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Legendary Motorcar Company. 905.875.4700, North America's premier muscle car center, specialized in restoring and trading the finest and rarest American muscle. Our 55,000 sq. ft facility and 100 car showroom is the ultimate car heaven and the home of Speed TV's “Dream Car Garage.” www.legendary-motorcar.com. Grundy Worldwide. 800.338.4005, With 60 years of experience in servicing and preserving the collector vehicle hobby, Grundy provides “The Gold Standard” of insurance, offering the most options to you: Agreed Value, No Model Year Limitation, Unlimited Mileage, and coverage options for Spare Parts, Trip Interruption, Towing and Labor Costs, Inflation Guard, and Auto Show Medical Reimbursement. Fast, immediate quotes. www.grundy .com. (PA) 781.547.5959, 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) tor car facility in the nation. We provide 24 hour key card access, humidity and temperature control, comprehensive video security, epoxy floors, tasteful lighting, rare automobilia, and most importantly services: Pick-up and delivery, battery maintenance, bi-weekly mechanical integrity routines, and detailing. Every member of BMC has unfettered access to their collection. Finally, the perfect way to enjoy your passion. www.bridgemc.com. English AC Owner's Club Limited. 503.643.3225, 503.646.4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615. The world's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. (OR) Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini Carobu Engineering. 949.722.9307, Ferrari specialist. Engine rebuilding/ development, dyno-testing, parts and service. Your source for high performance brakes, suspension, gaskets, engine parts, wheels and exhaust. Dealer for Tubi, Brembo, Koni, Razzo Rosso, Sangalli, Zanzi, Novitech Rosso and X-Ost. www.carobu.com. Motoring Investments. 619.238.1977, Award winning restorations, brokerage, sales & locating. Vintage German, Italian & British Mercedes specialist - SL, Pagoda & other models “Our website is a virtual buyer's guide for the 280SL.” www.motoringinvestments .com. Randy Simon. 310.274.7440, 310.274.9809. I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis, and Lamborghinis. If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. simonrandy@aol.com (CA) Doc's Jags. 480.951.0777, 480.951.3339. Restoration Center 623.869.8777. 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ. 85027. The world's BIGGEST and BEST Jaguar Web site. #1 in Jaguars WORLDWIDE. Largest inventory of all models. Ask for “DOC.” Email doc@docsjags.com www.docsjags.com. (AZ) Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173, We Paul Russell and Company. 978.768.6092, 978.768.3525. Since 1978, offering restoration and sales of classic European sports and touring models from pre-war through 1960s. Successfully brokering MercedesBenz, Ferrari, Porsche, Jaguar, BMW, Alfa Romeo. Guidance given with emphasis on building long-term relationships. Sales Manager Alex Finigan: Alex@paulrussell.com www.paulrussell.com. (MA) understand the passion and needs of the classic car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www.heacockclassic.com. www.heacockclassic .com. (FL) Motor Sport Personal Accident Coverage. 441.297.9439, 441.296.2543. Email, mcooke@evolution.bm. Limits up to $1,000,000 including accident medical and helicopter evacuation. Comp Capital Ltd. can obtain coverage at competive rates including drivers over the age of 65. 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Carl Bomstead eWatch An Illuminating Shelby Sign A tin Packard bid generously, a 540K brochure that surely disappointed its seller, and a Tucker ashtray more common than the car Thought Carl's I recently noticed a Vasek Polak Porsche license plate frame that sold on eBay, after 19 bids, for the bargain price of $83. Most that I've seen are closer to $250. Vasek Polak achieved the American dream. He escaped from Prague in 1948 as the secret police were arriving at the door of his motorcycle repair shop. He left his family behind and ended up in New York. After saving a few thousand dollars he headed west for the South Bay area. As a result of his friendship with Dr. Ferry Porsche, from motorcycle racing days in Prague, he was given the first standalone Porsche dealership in 1959. He expanded and prospered, with his dealerships grossing over $51 million in 1995. When his second wife, Anna, died of breast cancer, he donated millions and founded the Vasek and Anna Maria Polak Breast Diagnostic Center at Torrance. Polak died in 1997 after crashing a Porsche 911 Turbo S on the German Autobahn, but his memory is with us not only as a car guy but through his generosity. EBAY #23033697929—1948 TUCKER ASHTRAY/CIGARETT CASE DESK PIECE. Number of Bids: 21. SOLD AT: $1,075. Date Sold: 4/18/2009. This was a dealer promotional piece that kept Tucker buyers at bay while they waited for their Tucker that would never come. There were two versions—the gold-plated one offered here and one finished in enamel. The car was on a simulated brickyard, as the Tucker's safety features were introduced at the Indy 500. The cigarette storage was under the Tucker. This one was in excellent condition and sold for the going rate. A cool piece. EBAY # 110379414063—PEMEX TRAVEL CLUB PORCELAIN LICENSE PLATE TOPPER. Number of Bids: 28. SOLD AT: $263.03. Date Sold: 4/26/2009. This cute little license topper was unique in that it was porcelain and most are tin. It was in wonderful condition, with only a small chip at one mounting hole. These usually sell for closer to $500, so someone made a great buy. EBAY #120407519992— FORD SHIPYARD EMPLOYEE BADGE. Number of Bids: 14. SOLD AT: $525. Date Sold: 4/21/2009. This embossed metal Ford radiatorshaped employee badge was for a shipyard. It was in decent condition and was complete with the paper insert. Obviously rare, as Ford guys are not known for digging into their wallets for trinkets, and this went for serious change. EBAY #140312461771—SHELBY AUTHORIZED SALES SERVICE LIGHT-UP SIGN. Number of Bids: 17. SOLD AT: $1,335. Date Sold: 4/12/2009. This double-sided plastic sign was illuminated internally. It measured 4½′ x 4′, and there was some yellowing to the plastic due to age. Rare as hen's teeth. I can't question the price, as I've never seen one sell before, but I think if you had a 427 in the garage, you'd be happy to have it at any price. EBAY #270373570221— SCHUCO 5700 PACKARD SYNCHROMATIC TIN PLATE TOY. Number of Bids: 9. SOLD AT: $761. Date Sold: 4/18/2009. The 1957 Packard was a warmed-over Studebaker, and the last Packard was produced in July of the following year. This toy was complete with box and papers but was missing the steering cable. It was the earlier version with the turn signals over the headlights. Price paid seemed aggressive, as another, also with box, sold a week later, after 33 bids, for $560. EBAY #10377577875—1938 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K SALES BROCHURE. Number of Bids: 10. SOLD AT: $562.50. Date Sold: 4/22/2009. This 24page brochure had an embossed cover and was in excellent condition, with no tears or rips. It was in English and full of pictures and other useful information. A musthave for a 540K owner. Paper items have been soft of late and this sold for about half of what it would have brought a few years back. Timing is everything. EBAY #390044169343—OLDSMOBILE LIGHT UP DISPLAY SIGN. Number of Bids: 14. SOLD AT: $643.88. Date Sold: 4/21/2009. This back-lit display sign was for “Oldsmobile Approved Accessories.” It dates to the early '50s and appeared to be in good condition. The case had normal patina and the glass did not have any chips or cracks. The lettering appeared to be in good condition. These do not show up often, and considering the condition, I'd have to say this was well bought. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $58 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $78 Canada/Mexico, Europe $88, Asia/Africa/Middle East $98. 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