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Sports CarMarket The Game Changer SEcrEtS OF winning At pEbblE bEAch / updAtEd itAliAn cAr pricE guidE Keith Martin's The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends 1979 Williams FW07 Tops $500k in Oz July 2010 www.sportscarmarket.com Ex-AgA KhAn 1965 FErrAri 500 SupErFASt, $814K nEw FEAturE: StrAight tAlK On VintAgE rAcing by MurrAy SMith OnE-OFF 1956 MErcEdES wAgOn MAKES $242K


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Sports CarMarket Keith Martin's The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends 54 Alfa—Long and sleek but not quite real 60 Williams—A world champ July 2010 . Volume 22 . Number 7 56 Mercedes—One-off wagon IN-DEPTH PROFILES What You Need To Know FERRARI 50 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast—$814,000 / Gooding An Enzo-era supercar. Steve Ahlgrim ENGLISH 52 1961 Lotus Elite Series II—$68,744 / Bonhams Race-prepped and twice its estimate—this is the new market. Paul Hardiman ETCETERINI 54 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS—$748,000 / Gooding It's not the real thing, but if only it were. Miles Collier GERMAN 56 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300c Wagon—$242,000 / Gooding A Binz-bodied one-off for the parent with distinctive tastes. Alex Dearborn AMERICAN 58 1999 Shelby Series 1 Prototype—$92,400 / Barrett-Jackson The best Shelby buy ever? Time will tell. Colin Comer RACE 60 1979 Williams FW07 F1—approx. $500,000 / Sotheby's The car that changed the face of modern Formula One. Thor Thorson GLOBAL AUCTION COVERAGE 207 Cars Examined and Rated at Eight Sales RM AUCTIONS 64 Fort Lauderdale, FL: 138 John O'Quinn cars highlight a $16m weekend in the Sunshine State. Carl Bomstead BARRETT-JACKSON 78 Palm Beach, FL: The 8th annual Palm Beach event totals $20.1m from 463 no-reserve lots. Dale Novak BONHAMS 94 Hendon, UK: A 1938 SS Jaguar 2½-Liter at $153k leads the day at the RAF Museum. Paul Hardiman ERKELENS & OLSON 104 North Salt Lake, UT: An alleged Ponzi schemer's eclectic collection totals $1.5m. Gary Lindstrom H&H AUCTIONS 116 Buxton, UK: A $271k Daytona coupe headlines this $1m Buxton auction. Paul Hardiman EBAY MOTORS 126 Two doors, two seats, zero top. Geoff Archer Cover photograph: Sotheby's


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36 Copperstate 1000 42 Pebble Beach Restorations 40 From the Paddock FEATURES 36 Copperstate: All about the Southwest 38 Greystone: New concours for Beverly Hills 42 Pebble Beach Restorations: Best of Show shops share their secrets COLUMNS 14 Shifting Gears Are we back to 1989? Keith Martin 30 Affordable Classic DeLorean DMC-12—interesting car, unfortunate story Rob Sass 34 Legal Files A deal between friends ends in litigation John Draneas 40 From the Paddock A racer's dilemma: to preserve or go hell bent Murray Smith New Feature 146 eWatch 1906 race program worth a lot more than $145 Carl Bomstead DEPARTMENTS 16 Crossing the Block / Auction Calendar 18 The Inside Line 20 Contributors 22 You Write, We Read 24 Display Advertisers Index 26 Time Pieces: Ten collecting rules to set your watch by 26 Neat Stuff: Drinking games; Mercedes helicopters 28 In Miniature: 1960s Ferrari Superfast 28 Speaking Volumes: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Automobiles 106 Our Cars: 1964 Pontiac GTO 2-door hard top 110 Glovebox Notes: 2009 Bugatti 16.4 Veyron Grand Sport 127 Fresh Meat: 2009 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640; 2006 AM General Hummer H1 Alpha; 2005 Ford GT 128 Price Guide Mid-Year Update: Italian marques 134 Mystery Photo 134 Comments with Your Renewal 136 SCM Weekly Poll Results 138 Showcase Gallery 142 Resource Directory willbrewster.com Ron Kimball Studio


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Happy Days are Here Again market. For instance, Daytonas, the poster children of the Ferrari market, fell almost overnight from their August 2008 heights in Monterey of $350k, to a more earthly $225k. Alfa TZ-1s stopped changing hands at $750k and became $600k cars. Even Austin-Healey 3000s, once the king of second-tier collectibles, dropped from $125k to $75k. Buyers and sellers wondered, how far could O things go? Would brokers once again be wearing “Will Sell Cars for Food” signs, as made famous by SCMer Randy Simon in 1991? Of course, things weren't helped by the implosion of the stock market, and a continued unlinking of income and spending by our government. In short, no one was sure where the bottom would be. Buddy, can you spare a Bugatti? How times have changed. Now, it seems hardly a week goes by without a Bugatti selling for a purported $30m, or a GTO (or two) changing hands for more than $25m. Once again, we're in the “can you get me one” mode of collecting, rather than the “what should I pay”—at least for top-tier cars. We're all gearing up for Monterey, and I'm sure Rick Cole will see his slogan bandied about again, the famous: “You can never pay too much, you can only buy too soon.” In fact, given the stellar 2010 results for topflight cars coming in from RM, Gooding, Mecum, Bonhams, and others, sellers and auction companies have reason to be licking their collector car chops in anticipation. However, while we predict that overall sale results will be up again this year, we also believe the gap between the truly great, the near-great, the never-will-be-great, and the fake-great will continue to grow. For instance, Daytonas, now recovered to the $350k range, have yet to hit the $500k mark they reached easily in 1990. Even without factoring in inflation, they simply aren't worth as much now as they were 20 years ago. Why? With 1,284 of them built, they will never be “rare” or “top tier.” Also, due to their build years, 1968–73, they are not eligible for the premier vintage events, unlike Mercedes Gullwings, worth twice as much. Finally, even when in perfect condition, they can be a pain to live with, having a built-in finicky nature that simply isn't present in their German counterparts. Consequently, their values are unlikely to skyrocket. The A-list gang But when it comes to blue-chip collectibles, cars like Mercedes SSKs, Ferrari GTOs, and Bugatti Atlantics, the race for “collector car swagger” trumps all. There are more billionaires minted every day, and the number of GTOs is fixed at 39. Of Atlantics, two. As they are all currently owned by wealthy collectors, to whom they represent a mere fraction of their net worth, there is no reason save death, taxes, or adjusting a collection for any of them ever to come to market. So when they do, a feeding frenzy erupts and prices are driven ever higher. This phenomenon will continue. Our pre-Monterey advice will sound familiar. If you are selling, be sure your car is presented in a visually mouth-watering fashion, with every inch, including the underside and the engine bay, detailed to be- 14 Perennial A-lister n September 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers filed for Chapter 11. A direct consequence of that was the collapse of the collector car yond perfection. Buyers are looking for sizzle. Set your reserves realistically based on the current market, not on what you think the car will be worth in a year. If future value is what you are shooting for, just keep the car for another twelve months and see if you were right or not; don't make the auction company waste its time being your crystal ball. For buyers, it's a little more complicated. Those of you buying cars in the million-dollar range don't need advice from these pages, as you have already made the calculations about what you want and what you want to spend. It's the $50,000 to $250,000 range that confounds at the moment. Little cars, like Healeys, MGs, and Triumphs, have gotten softer recently. Conversely, Lamborghinis with difficult-to-pronounce names—Islero, Jarama, Urraco—have inexplicably doubled in value during the past three years, but now seem to have stabilized. Is this the time to buy a Boxer at $125k? Are they about to zoom to $200k, or will they be stuck at the current value for another couple of years? Worse, will they fall back to the $85k range in which they lived for so long? We don't have any answers for those questions. If you're a dealer, you're buying low and selling high, so you really don't care what the twelve-month play is. If you're an enthusiast collector, and you've always wanted a Boxer, we suggest you hold your nose, jump in at current pricing, and drive the car. The only way you can go truly wrong is if you buy a bad car that needs a tremendous amount of work. As we have said before, you can't pay too little for a project car today; the costs of restoration and parts, and the time and agony involved with any project, will only continue to rise. The Ferndale Loop and Keels & Wheels It's not all hard work and numbers-crunching in SCM world. May is when our collector cars come out from their winter hibernation, and we had a chance to drive in the 20th running of the California Mille a couple of weeks ago. We've been going on Martin Swig's event for years, and each run is a renewed celebration of old cars and great people. The weather was glorious on days one and four, and typically miser- able with rain and even snow on days two and three. SCMer Stan Bauer has been on nearly every one of the Milles, and he drove his newly acquired Allard J2X on this one. His story will be in the next issue. As we did last year, we left the Mille and flew directly to Houston to emcee the ever-growing Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance. The brainchild of Bob Fuller and Paul Merryman, it provides a perfect location for the Worldwide Auctioneers event that takes place alongside. Author (and longtime SCMer) Clive Cussler was the Grand Marshal, and he waxed enthusiastic about his car collection during the weekend. Our own Carl Bomstead was there, and his report on the concours and on the auction will appear in next month's issue. You've probably got your hotel reservations made for Monterey by now; if not, get on the web and take care of them today. Sign up for our annual seminar at the Gooding Auction as well (see p. 131), and buy your tickets for Concorso Italiano. Once again, it will be the definitive weekend of the collector car world. © (Mike Sheehan has asked for a leave of absence this month, after 17 years of monthly columns. “Sheehan Speaks” will return next month.) Sports Car Market


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Crossing the Block Jim Pickering ture the usual mix of American muscle and sports cars, many of which are priced below $30k. In addition, the cameras will again be rolling for Mecum's “Muscle Cars and More” live television coverage, airing on HD Theater—A Discovery Network. 1953 Chrysler GS-1 Thomas Special by Virgil Exner at RM Meadow Brook Bonhams— the Goodwood Festival of Speed where: Chichester, U.K. when: July 2 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 43/61 cars sold / $3.8m This year marks Bonhams's 18th anniversary as a founding sponsor of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and the company's auction, held in conjunction with the event, will offer a variety of high-end consignments on the Tapestry Lawn at Goodwood House. Headlining this year's sale is the ex-Yoshiyuki Hayashi 3.8liter Lister-Jaguar sports racer, estimated to be worth $375k to $450k. Silver auctions— the Jackson Hole auction where: Jackson Hole, WY when: July 3–4 More: www.silverauctions.com Last year: 33/72 cars sold / $398k Teton Village will once again play host to this annual 4th of July weekend auction, with consignments from 16 states and Canada expected to round out the lot list. Everything from latemodel sports cars to muscle cars and classics can be expected, including a 1956 Cadillac Sedan DeVille fitted with dual four-barrel carbs and a factory “batwing” air cleaner. artcurial—Sport & Gts at Le Mans Classic where: Le Mans, FRA when: July 9 More: www.artcurial.com Racing, sports, and vintage cars will headline Artcurial's first sale held alongside the Le Mans Classic, including over 16 30 race cars, pre-war cars, and GTs. Highlights include a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 coupe, a 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV, a 1988 Porsche 959, a 1966 Aston Martin DB6, a 1962 MercedesBenz 300SL Roadster, and a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7. Mecum auctions—Des Moines auction where: Des Moines, IA when: July 16–17 More: www.mecum.com Last year: 143/267 cars sold / $2.7m This annual Des Moines staple, held completely inside the Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, will fea- H&H auctions—the Pavilion Gardens where: Buxton, U.K. when: July 21 More: www.classic-auctions.com Last year: 54/81 cars sold / $1.6m This annual mid-summer event, held in the Octagon Theatre and the Paxton Suite at Buxton's Pavilion Gardens, tends to see a variety of affordable classics as well as a handful of $100kplus headliners cross the auction block. Early consignments at this year's event include a 1948 Fiat 500 B Topolino, as well as a 1954 Arnolt-Bristol Deluxe. Bonhams—the Silverstone Classic where: Northamptonshire, U.K. when: July 24 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 50/58 cars sold / $1.1m Over 65,000 people were in attendance at 2009's Silverstone Classic, which is one of the largest racing events of its kind 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. Auction Calendar Email auction info to: jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com. JUNE 4-5—MOtOeXOtICa St louis, MO 5—rM cresson, tx 6—BONHaMS greenwich, ct 9—artCurIaL le Mans, FrA 9—H&H buxton, uK 11-13—LeaKe tulsa, OK 12—SILVer turlock, cA 12—SPeCIaLtY autO auCtIONS Sioux Falls, Sd 12—MIDaMerICa rhinebeck, ny 14-15—BarONS Surrey, uK 18-19—MeCuM St. paul, Mn 19—BONHaMS northamptonshire, uK 19—ICa birmingham, Al 19—SILVer coeur d'Alene, id 19—rM San diego, cA 23—BrIGHtweLLS herefordshire, uK 25-26—MeCuM St. charles, il 25-27—BarrettJaCKSON costa Mesa, cA 26—VaNDerBrINK grand rapids, Mn JULY 2—BONHaMS chichester, uK 3-4—SILVer Jackson hole, wy 9-10—ICa iola, wi 10—SILVer Spokane, wA 10—PeterSeN roseburg, Or 16-17—MeCuM des Moines, iA 16-17—SaNtIaGO Oklahoma city, OK 17—ICa Syracuse, ny 21—H&H buxton, uK 24—BONHaMS northamptonshire, uK 24—CHeFFINS cambridge, uK 24—rM rochester, Mi 25—SHaNNONS Sydney, AuS 26-27—BarONS Surrey, uK 31-auG 1—SPeCIaLtY autO auCtIONS South lake tahoe, nV AUGUST 5-8—SILVer reno, nV 12-13—BONHaMS carmel, cA Sports Car Market 12-14—ruSSO aND SteeLe Monterey, cA 13-14—MeCuM Monterey, cA 13-14—rM Monterey, cA 13-15—MIDaMerICa pebble beach, cA 14-15—GOODING & CO pebble beach, cA 16—SHaNNONS Melbourne, AuS 21—CHeFFINS harrogate, uK 28-29—ICa deadwood, Sd in the world, and this year's show promises to be even larger, with over 700 historic race cars on the track and 4,000 classic cars expected to be on site. Bonhams's auction, held as part of the weekend's festivities, will again offer a select number of consignments, with several racers included in the mix. rM auctions— Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook where: Rochester, MI when: July 24 More: www.rmauctions.com Last year: 81/102 cars sold / $5.4m Highlights of this 16th annual sale, held in conjunction with the Concours d'Elegance of America (previously known as the Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance), include a 1953 Chrysler GS-1 Thomas Special concept built by Virgil Exner for the auto show circuit, a 1929 Duesenberg Model J convertible sedan, a 1932 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Berline Rollston, a 1931 Chrysler CG Imperial roadster convertible, a 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Henley roadster, and the oldest Ford in existence—a 1903 Ford Model A Rear Entrance tonneau. © Darin Schnabel © 2010 Courtesy of RM Auctions


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Inside Line Stefan Lombard Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. grounds of the Meadow Brook Estate, the July 25 concours will feature over 230 classic cars and motorcycles. The weekend kicks off with a Motoring Tour throughout the surrounding area on Friday, as well as a VIP Tour of GM's Tech Center. Saturday is RM's annual auction, followed by a gala dinner at the Tech Center. Tickets to the concours are $25 per person. www.meadowbrookconcours.org. (MI) © Event Calendar 2-4—Goodwood Festival of Speed (Goodwood, uK) www.goodwood.co.uk 3-10—tour of Cornwall (uK) www.co-oc.org 4—Fountain elms Invitational (NY) www.mwpai.org Vintage racing in Pittsburgh, July 16–25 SCM News ■ SCM invites you to join us at the ninth annual Monterey Insider's Seminar, to be held Saturday, August 14, from 9 am to 12 pm at the Gooding Auction Pavilion at Pebble Beach. Sponsors include Gooding & Company, Chubb Personal Insurance, Intercity Lines, and Meguiar's. Space is limited, so register today. See the ad on p. 131, or visit www.sportscarmarket.com/monterey2010. Industry News ■ Gooding & Company has sold the late Dr. Peter Williamson's 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic through private treaty for a rumored price of $30m. The rare car, one of two extant, had been the cornerstone of Williamson's Bugatti collection. In 2008, Gooding auctioned a dozen of Williamson's Bugattis at Pebble Beach for a $15.6m total, as well as a 1928 Type 35C, which made $900k at this year's Amelia Island Auction. Events ■ The Goodwood Festival of Speed is the largest motoring garden party in the world, a unique mix of cars, stars, 18 and motorsport personalities past and present. Held from July 2 to 4 on the grounds of Goodwood House, the theme this year is Viva Veloce!—The Passion for Speed, which celebrates Italy's fascination with motor racing and the country's global influence on the sport. Also highlighted will be 60 years of the Formula One World Championship, the 60th anniversary of the Carrera Panamericana road race, and 50 years since the RAC Rally took to the forests. Day tickets start at $54. www.goodwood.co.uk. (UK) ■ The Pittsburgh Vintage GP, held July 16 to 25, is not only America's largest vintage race, but the only one run on city streets. This is the 28th year of racing through Schenley Park. The action there is the culmination of a long motorsports week highlighted by historic races at BeaveRun Motorsports Complex, several car shows and cruises, a black-tie gala, and the Kickoff Road Rallye. Funds raised help provide residential care, treatment, and support for autistic and developmentally disabled individuals in the greater Pittsburgh area through the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School. To date, the PVGP has raised more than $2.5m. Some events are free; $25 weekend pass to the races. www.pvgp.org. (PA) ■ The Forest Grove Concours, now in its 38th year, is just a stone's throw from SCM HQ here in Portland. Publisher Martin returns for the third year as emcee. The July 18 show, held on the campus of Pacific University, will feature more than 300 antique, collector, and special interest cars, as well as 40 classes. The nearby Exotic Auto Emporium will allow attendees to browse collector cars for sale, and a Saturday Vineyard and Lake Tour will allow concours entrants to exercise their cars in the bucolic Tualitin Valley. Tickets are $12; $5 for kids. www.forestgroveconcours .org. (OR) ■ Though the name has changed, the Concours d'Elegance of America at Meadow Brook hasn't changed in its mission to bring automotive history, heritage, and prestige to the Detroit area. Held on the 9-11—Le Mans Classic (Fra) www.lemansclassic.com 9-11—all-Chrysler Nationals (Carlisle, Pa) www.carlisleevents.com 9-11—Portland Historic races (Portland, Or) www.portlandhistorics.com 9-11—Legends of Motorsports (Monttremblant, QC) www.historicgrandprix.com 11—Barrington Concours d'elegance (IL) www.barringtonconcours.org 15-18—Keeneland Concours (Lexington, KY) www.keenelandconcours.com 16-25—Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (Pittsburgh, Pa) www.pvgp.org 18—Forest Grove Concours (Forest Grove, Or) www.forestgroveconcours.org 18—Presidio Concours d'elegance (Ca) www.sfconcours.com 23-25—Silverstone Classic (Northamptonshire, uK) www.silverstoneclassic.com 25—Concours d'elegance of america at Meadow Brook (rochester, MI) www.meadowbrookconcours.org 31—Sun Valley road rally (ID) www.svautoclub.com 31-aug 1— Schloss Dyck Concours d'elegance (Deu) www.schloss-dyck-classic-days.de 31-aug 1—Shell Historic Challenge (Millville, NJ) www.ferrarichallenge.com Sports Car Market


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SCM Contributors ALEX DEARBORN watched his Dad drive a new '53 Porsche Continental into the driveway in Massachusetts, and has been a gearhead ever since. As a racer, he drove formula cars, Porsches, and a TVR in SCCA Nationals in the '60s. He raced his 300SL Gullwing in the VSCCA during the '80s, and built a 190SL race car in the '90s. He started Dearborn Automobile Co. in 1973 in Marblehead, MA, as a restoration shop. It morphed into a classic car showroom in Prides Crossing and later Topsfield, MA, where it remained until Dearborn retired in 2009. He now lives in Kittery Point, Maine, and does appraisals and pre-purchase inspections. This month, on p. 56, he profiles a one-off Mercedes 300c wagon that sold at Amelia Island for $242k. DON KLEIN sold his NYC ad agency in 1996 and became Editor-in-Chief of Mercedes Momentum for eight years, before going freelance. He now contributes to enthusiast magazines including AutoWeek. In 2005, he co-authored Racing with Mercedes with John Fitch, and he's currently working on a biography with legendary racing motorcycle mechanic Nobby Clark. Klein also develops auto-themed series for cable television networks. He and his wife Michaela live in Connecticut and club race at nearby Lime Rock Park (His: 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4. Hers: 1991 Spec Miata). Their collector “fleet” includes two additional Ferraris—a 1967 330 GTC and 1973 246 GTS—as well as a newly acquired 1964 Pontiac GTO. You'll find his first SCM book review on p. 28, and the story of that new GTO on p. 106. GARY LINDSTROM got his first car as a college junior in 1964—a black MG TD bought by his father for $1,000. He is still driving it 46 years later, and in 2008, he won the Long Distance Driving award with it at the MG T-series Gathering of the Faithful West in Monterey, California. Lindstrom and his wife Sandy currently own a 1960 Triumph TR3A and a Jaguar XK 120 OTS, which won best among all XKs at the 2005 Palo Alto Lions Concours, and they are currently restoring her XK 140 drophead. When not tinkering, he competes in pet-owner look-alike contests with their Old English Sheepdog, Margaux. Lindstrom is a retired computer science professor living in Salt Lake City, Utah, and he recently attended the U.S. Marshals auction of seized cars from alleged Ponzi schemer Jeffrey Mowen. His report appears on p. 104. MURRAY SMITH is a well-known figure in both historic and modern motorsport circles. His first cars included a Vauxhall 30/98 and Austin Ulster, and he entered his first race in 1956, in the Ulster, while still at the London School of Economics. He has since competed in a variety of vehicles, from Historic Formula One to Group C, across the globe, from China and Mexico to Le Mans and Lime Rock. Smith is the founder of the Louis Vuitton Classic at Rockefeller Center, and is the chairman of the Lime Rock Historic Festival. A past member of the FIA Formula One Commission, he has also been instrumental in involving major corporations like Rolex, Chrysler, and LVMH in support of vintage and historic events. He makes his first contribution to the pages of SCM this month, on p. 40, and his “From the Paddock” column will be a regular feature moving forward. 20 Sports Car Market Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Art Director Kirsten Hegg kirsten.hegg@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 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 Consulting Editor Tim Parker tim.parker@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 301 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 Four-cam thoughts To the Editor: I got a great kick out of the Ahlgrim and Sheehan articles in your June issue (“Ferrari Profile,” p. 38; “Sheehan Speaks,” p. 42) covering the two Ferrari 275 GTB/4 auction sales. First, they illustrate once again the differing approaches of the “show car/investor collector” vs. the “enthusiast/ driver collector,” and in this case the enthusiast/driver won hands down. Big news: The guy who actually wants to drive his car got the better car at a lower price! Okay, the hazelnut color is an acquired taste, and the condition is only 3+, but after a few years of driving enjoyment, part or all of the $375k price differential could be reinvested in the alloy car to improve it and further enhance its value, whereas the steel trailer queen apparently is meant to collect ribbons, and cannot be driven without diminishing its value. Second, there is the car itself, one of the greatest Ferraris of all time, the last of the dual-purpose road and race cars, and perhaps the best road-going Ferrari ever built in the classic Enzo era. I bought mine (#10371) via Wayne Obry eight years ago. The specs were well described in your articles, so I won't repeat them, but the glorious driving experience deserves description. The bucket seat fits snugly and gives excellent support. The driver's side dash is dominated by the five-inch, 180-mph speedo on the left, and 8,000-rpm tach on the right. The 16-inch Nardi steering wheel feels slightly thin, and leather gloves make it perfect. Key on, and the electric fuel pump ticks rapidly, then slows; twist the key further, and the 12-cylinder engine turns over slowly with that typical Ferrari starter whine, then comes to life with a wonderful blend of exhaust and four-cam/six-carb mechanical sounds. After that, everything is long, fast, and smooth. The gear lever extends ten inches above the six-slot shift gate, and the knob has a long way to travel in the dogleg 1st-to-2nd and 3rd-to4th shifts. The long hood extends three feet beyond my line of 22 produced in far larger numbers than the A-tier cars. Examples are the Austin-Healey 100-4, the Ferrari 512 BB, and the Lotus 7.” Technical Innovation: Citroën Would you prefer a silver cup and bragging rights, or a few hot laps at the Glen or Laguna Seca? I'm told that neither is better, just different, but I've yet to be convinced. sight. Once warm, this car truly performs if I use all of its long accelerator pedal travel—not the explosive initial acceleration of a Cobra, but a turbine-like gathering of speed that finds its pace around 3,000 rpm and just keeps going all the way up to its howling 7,500 redline. This car will do 160 in 5th gear, its handling and balance through the esses are impeccable, and its disc brakes give adequate stopping distances. And then there is the gorgeous design, a voluptuous tour de force whose muscular beauty impresses from every angle. I know that the buyer of the alloy car will enjoy the phenomenal performance and driving pleasure of his car, and I trust that the buyer of the steel car will get much enjoyment from showing it. But would you rather have a pretty ribbon or a thousand-mile drive over scenic country roads? Would you prefer a silver cup and bragging rights, or a few hot laps at the Glen or Laguna Seca? I'm told that neither is better, just different, but I've yet to be convinced.— Archie Urciuoli, Casey Key, FL Bugatti note To the Editor: Julius Kruta's comments on the Type 35C Bugatti (June, “Etceterini Profile,” p. 46) were of great interest and spot on. However, I offer a small correction to the printed introductory text from the Gooding catalog: This car was not Peter Williamson's first Bugatti. His Type 38 was his first. I visited Bunny Phillips's shop hundreds of times between 1962 and 1977 and watched this superb Type 35C being built, along with one of my Bugattis. I might add that Bunny and his lovely wife Lucille always made time to show me around the shop.— Richard N. Roger, M.D. Time for a DS upgrade To the Editor: Your 2010 Pocket Price Guide recently arrived in my mailbox. I quickly jumped to the Citroën section to check out your collectibility rating of the DS. Yup, still a C Grade. Reading your definitions I just can't understand why you wouldn't have the DS sedan, or its sister the DS convertible, at Grade A. By definition, Grade B cars “have something special about them, often technical innovation, style, or competition provenance—but normally not all three. They were generally literally stunned the world back in 1955 with the introduction of its radical DS. It had an aerodynamic body designed by Italian sculptor Flaminio Bertoni, inboard disc brakes, rack and pinion, with center-point steering, a ground-breaking new suspension that combined a beautiful “can't feel speed bumps” ride with exceptional handling. They sold 12,000 cars that first day in Paris. Its basic designed lasted 20 years and sold over a million and a half units. Style: Just recently the DS was named the “Most Beautiful Car in the World” by a jury of the world's leading car designers, including Giorgetto Giugiaro, Leonardo Fioravanti (Ferrari Daytona, Dino, and 308 GTB), and Peter Stevens (McLaren F1 and second-gen Lotus Esprit). Competition Provenance: The DS was a serious rally competitor throughout the 1960s, winning the Monte Carlo Rally, Rallye du Maroc, Critérium Neige et Glace, the Coupe des Alpes, and the Tour de Corse. All three criteria are covered in spades, so the DS clearly meets Grade B requirements. According to your guide, Grade A cars “embody the attributes of style, performance, historical significance, rarity, and competition history that often typify first-rank collectibles.” Now add the rare convertible version (about 100 per year), which was handmade by Parisian coachbuilder Henri Chapron and sold and warranted through the Citroën network worldwide, and I assert you have a Grade A automobile. Purely from a market standpoint, if you look at the price appreciation the Chaprons have had over the past five years, I'd argue they've certainly come into their own and are now true blue-chip automobiles. As you can well imagine, I own one. Automobile Magazine recently drove mine from Seattle to Charlottesville, Virginia, and had the following to say: “When the Citroën DS19 debuted in the autumn of 1955, entire countries


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Citroën's masterstroke was like nothing that had come before—in one fell swoop, two Parisian geniuses had effectively created the Car of Tomorrow. Even if you ignore the groundbreaking styling, the Citroën's résumé is mindboggling: Self-leveling, heightadjustable, hydro-pneumatic independent suspension. Hydraulically assisted steering, braking, and gearshifting. An actively proportioned braking system, including inboard front disc brakes, that adjusts brake bias on the fly based on suspension travel front and rear. Radial tires. Front-wheel drive. A plastic roof. The list goes on. As pieces of art, the DS sedan and convertible stand up to a critical eye. Citroën's triumph is one of the few car designs that have been taken seriously by the modern art community, and a 1999 British design jury named it the ‘Product of the Century,' ahead of the Apollo moon lander and the first Apple Macintosh.” Is the DS still really a Grade C car? If I haven't convinced you here, I invite you to come out to the Blue Ridge Mountains, borrow my DS, and take it for a day or two along Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway. I'll wager that will change your mind.—Greg Long, Crozet, VA SCM responds: Thanks for your letter, Greg. Your argument is a good one—the DS Decapotable does tick all the boxes that an A Grade car should. We will revisit its status and also reconsider additional models when it comes time to revise the Price Guide for 2011. For the rest of us To the Editor: Just a note to say that with the demise of Csaba Csere, Brock Yates et al from Car & Driver, there's nobody else left who publishes columns for those of us who have no interest whatever in 600-hp stuff. Collectible Automobile helps to fill the hole, and the various RROC publications speak to this old geezer, but yours is the only magazine worth reading for intelligent comment on cars other than the latest heart Citroën's masterstroke was like nothing that had come before—in one fell swoop, two Parisian geniuses had effectively created the Car of Tomorrow throb.—Larry McCagg, Battle Ground, WA Ferraris in court To the Editor: I am an attorney in Southern California, a longtime car enthusiast, and a longtime SCM subscriber. Long ago I worked at Hot Rod and Motor Trend, and before that I was an engineer at Chrysler in Detroit. I specialize in business litiga- tion, and over the years, I have done a lot of legal work in the vintage car area. As a result of my background, John Draneas's “Legal Files” is usually the first thing I read, and it was for this and other reasons that I read with great interest your May column (p. 32) about the buyer who had to sue to get his $25,000 back, after inspecting the car and realizing that it was not as represented. I am familiar with this case for a variety of reasons, and based on what I know of it, yours was an excellent summary, and your recommendations for improvements to the contract, and warnings to buyers and sellers, were also quite worthwhile. The sad part is that purchases such as this one are often very emotional, and buyers and sellers do not want the lawyers to screw up the deal, as we are often accused of doing, when all we are really trying to do is to protect our particular client. Also, because the vintage car industry is a small one, many buyers and sellers are too trusting. I also learned that the “bro- ker” has filed an appeal, so the story may yet have another chapter. Incidentally, under California law, the Judgment is not final until all appeals are exhausted, but unless the Judgment is bonded, generally requiring 150% of the amount of the Judgment, the prevailing party can collect on the Judgment during the appeal process. He of course runs the risk of having to return the money if the Judgment is reversed.—John R. Fuchs, Pacific Palisades, CA Errata In Miles Collier's June “German Profile” of the 1961 Porsche RS 61, due to an editing error two key words, underlined below, were omitted from the last sentence of his analysis. It should read: I wouldn't be surprised if there were six more RS 60/61s on the market within a week after this sale. Well sold. SCM regrets the error; it was corrected in the online version. © Sports Car Market


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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg Left to right: Omega “Franken-Watch” is modified; 1970s Heuer exudes cool; 1930s Rolex made of unobtainium; Vacheron & Constantin with charming patina Ten Rules of Watch Collecting Scientists have not identified the gene that drives both humans and animals to collect things, but if collecting watches is your bag, here's a list of ten basic rules. 1. Beauty first: If you must choose between accuracy and beauty— choose beauty. Cosmetics are far more difficult to correct than mechanicals. Watch parts can be ordered new, made, or scavenged, but dials, hands, case parts, and bracelets are much harder to find. 2. Have a theme: Whether your interest lies in Heuer Chronographs of the 1970s or early dive watches, having a theme will help you focus. Don't be afraid to add an item that is outside your theme; you can always trade it off. 3. Become an expert: Read everything written about your interest. Unknown facts pop up in strange places. Build a reference library. Follow the market trends. Auction results help determine current values. If eBay is to be helpful, learn to use advanced search features that show completed sales. A first bid, “Buy It Now,” or current bid is meaningless, unless the item sells. 4. Share your knowledge: The goodwill generated by sharing in- sight, spare parts and recommended repair advice will come back to you tenfold. Joining an organization like the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (nawcc.org) is a great way to network. 5. Be patient: A great mechanic listens, charges a fair price, and perseveres. Not all problems are solved the first time, but most can be solved in an orderly, organized fashion. Depending on the complex- Neat Stuff by Stefan Lombard Open container When it comes to drinking and driving, we all know the answer is simply “don't do it.” But when a racing simulator with a built-in keg comes along, there's no harm in making an (immobile) place for it in your gearhead man cave. The Octane 120 Beer Arcade, from Dream Arcades, combines yesterday's classic racing games, today's high-tech simulations, and dual beer taps for hours of fun… and increasingly deteriorating driving skills. Features include a fully adjustable leather steering wheel and seat, drilled aluminum pedals, Dolby 5.1 audio, PC/PS3/Xbox 360 compatibility, and a high-output DLP projector with a 120-inch screen. A right-side cupholder sits conveniently beneath one tap, while another on the back of the unit allows your friends to fill up, too. Holds two pony kegs or one half barrel. $6,995. www.dreamarcades.com. ity of the watch, factory service may be necessary, though it's almost always slower and more expensive. 6. watch out for fakes: Wrist watches have become incredibly col- lectible, and the quantity of faked watches rises with demand. Learn to spot “Franken-Watches”—generally built of real components by a grave robber. There are all levels of fakes, from crude knock-offs to sophisticated re-creations that would, and do, fool the experts. 7. Know with whom you are dealing: The Internet is an ocean of items and data, but beware the sharks and the scammers; don't be the next victim. Your credit card company, eBay, and Pay Pal all tend to give the buyer the benefit of the doubt and will often go to bat for you. 8. Follow your passion: The more you love the things you buy, the longer you'll enjoy them. When the time comes to sell or trade, your feelings will be communicated to the next buyer. Consider origin and history, and trust your instincts. Buy watches that sing to you. 9. Prize patina: Watches with patina and character are more desir- able than restored or over-restored ones. Pretty, original dials that aged gracefully are better than refinished, overly new-looking ones. The same goes for the rest of the watch. 10. what if it breaks? Before purchase, consider product failure. Two parts of a watch that almost always fail first are the strap and the crystal. Find out if replacements exist, or, if the originals are unobtainable, if generic parts will fit. And remember, Mickey's big hand is for the minutes. M-B takes to the skies Few carmakers can trace their roots as far back as Mercedes- Benz. The company prides itself on its heritage, innovation, racing successes, luxury, and safety. Now they've added Mercedes-Benz Style, a division of elite products designed around lifestyle, and first among them is the Eurocopter EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style. It's a $10m mouthful, but the exclusive twin-engine helicopter offers plush upholstery, wood flooring and ceiling trim, ambient lighting, seating for eight, in-cabin entertainment, and more. With its 133-kt cruising speed and 9,600-ft ceiling, there are few places it won't take you. www.emercedesbenz.com 26 Sports Car Market


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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1960s Ferrari 500 Superfast The Ferrari 500 Superfast is another on my long list of special GT cars. It was an exclusive and “cool” ride back in the mid 1960s, and is even more so today. It was very limited, with only 36 produced over about two years. As with the real car, the model Model Details Production Date: 1983–84 Quantity: Approx. 200, including all color variations shown is quite rare. This edition was made to replicate the earlier Series 1 cars, which are visually distinguished by their grouping of eleven front louvers on both left and right sides. In the best tradition of most small artisan firms, record keeping was not one of this maker's strong points, so approximately 200 of these spectacular 1:43-scale hand-built models were made in Italy about 27 years ago. All were serial numbered and came mounted on a simple acrylic display base. This is one of my all-time favorites, and is the only piece I have ever sold and then purchased again after a very long search. The 500 Superfast has been modeled by a few other manufacturers in SCM Five-Star rating: Overall Quality: Authenticity: Overall Value: web: www.ugofadini.com 1:43 scale, including one edition by Le Phoenix—long out of business— which even featured engine detail. Two well-known model makers also fabricated a couple of large-scale scratch-built models, but you'll have better luck procuring a Van Gogh than locating and obtaining either of those two. For model collectors in the know, this is one of those legendary pieces. The brand name is “Charlie's Special.” Yes, Charlie set out to create a premium model car. So, befitting the coachbuilt nature of the real car, “Chuck” contracted Ugo Fadini, one of the best makers of 1:43-scale models, to create the master/prototype, and oversee production. Fadini himself, busy with his own line of land speed record cars, enlisted others such as Vincenzo Bosica to make genuine hand-laced wire wheels (not photo-etched) for each. Adding to the cachet, Fadini also hired one of the world's most renowned model builders to lay down a superb glass-like paint finish and to painstakingly assemble each one. That builder is known only as “The Italian.” The overall quality and level of detail, fit, and finish were miles ahead of other models in the 1980s and still surpass all but a few of the high-end manufacturers today. Aside from those stunning wire wheels, one of the standout features is the extensive use of perfectly fitted chrome-plated wire for all of the exterior window trim and around the seat backs and on the luggage shelf. These models also have the distinction of being the first in 1:43 scale to feature a multi-piece steering wheel and grille. All those slats are individual parts. The interior is beautifully detailed, and if you look up to the roof, you'll notice sun visors and pleated headliner. The only negative is the lack of any brakes. This is a perfect example of amazing oversight, but also where a model is so exceptional that even a big mistake like that can not only be overlooked, but also forgiven. Other colors for these models were metallic burgundy, metallic gray, and red. If you are lucky enough to find one, it won't come cheap, but it won't break the bank, either. Expect to pay $500 to $750. If you happen to stumble across one for less, buy it and run like hell. Speaking Volumes by Don Klein The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Automobiles By Giles Chapman; DK Publishing, 2009, 360 pages, $22 in stores The last thing the world needs is another compendium of milestone cars. But luckily for us, author Giles Chapman recognizes the difference between needing and wanting, and this is one little book you DO want. Chapman, who has penned more than a dozen books since leaving his post as editor of Britain's Classic & Sports Car magazine, has an uncanny knack for blending education and entertainment. And while Extraordinary Automobiles includes a seemingly random and eclectic selection of 150 motor vehicles from around the world, even the well-versed motorhead will come out having learned more than he thought he didn't know when he went in. Nothing life changing, just interesting little nuggets designed to amuse and enlighten. To wit, Chrysler's first “K” car (named to commemorate Kaufmann Keller, Chrysler's then-president), was the 1951 K-310, not the front-wheel-drive “metal brick” series made in the 1980s. And did you know that the Jaguar XK 120 came about almost by accident? Early Jags were powered by out-sourced engines, primarily Standards. But after the war, Jag founder William Lyons had planned to introduce a new sedan with an engine built in-house—a twin-cam straight-6 with a steel block and Westlake alloy heads, topped by twin SU carbs. The engine was completed on schedule, but delays in the sedan's development meant that Jaguar had no car in which to install its showpiece, so Lyons hastily designed and constructed a sports car body on a shortened sedan chassis, thinking it might generate publicity and act as a rolling testbed. The result was one of the most iconic sports car designs of all time. Key to the book's readability is its magazine-like layout. Each car receives its own spread, with a large photo of the car on one side and a template of quality information on the other. And there's always a single relevant quote, such as this one by Ferdinand Porsche's early boss, Jacob Lohner: “Ferdinand Porsche is very young but is a man with a big career in front of him. You will hear from him again.” Sure, you could probably find all this stuff for yourself on Google, but thanks to Chapman, you don't have to. Although the book could be consumed in one voracious sitting, we suggest nibbling a little every night before bed. Pleasant dreams are all but guaranteed. Provenance: Giles Chapman has legit classic car bona fides and does his homework. When he's not writing about old cars, he's lecturing about them at places like the Royal College of Art. Fit and Finish: Not coffee-table-book quality, but considering that many of the photos are a century old, it's very nicely turned out. Drivability: Fun and easy to read. And since there's no plot, you can put it down and come back to it whenever you're in the mood. 28 Sports Car Market


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Affordable Classic DeLorean On a Clear Day, You Can See DeLorean The final creative financing scheme, involving a white powdery substance and new Central American “partners,” added an element of infamy by Rob Sass W ealthy Type-A car guys can't seem to resist starting their own companies (named, of course, after themselves). But for every Porsche, Lamborghini, and Ferrari, there's a Bricklin, Tucker, and… DeLorean. John Z. DeLorean, at least, seemed to have the automotive chops to make his company a long-term survivor. He was a thoroughly unconventional GM executive, the son of immigrants, and public school educated, he was hip, handsome, and a non-conformist—all of which were the kiss of death at ultra-conservative GM. Acknowledged as the father of the first muscle car—the Pontiac GTO—by the early 1970s, DeLorean had thoroughly burned his bridges at GM by participating in the tell-all book, On a Clear Day, You Can See General Motors. DeLorean began his venture by bringing in some Pontiac engineering associates and by licensing a new bit of technology called Elastic Reservoir Molding, which was in theory capable of producing strong lightweight plastic chassis. For initial financing, DeLorean hit up entertainment friends like Johnny Carson and Sammy Davis Jr. The DeLorean plant was constructed near Belfast in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland, after narrowly beating out Puerto Rico. The British government made a substantial investment and numerous tax breaks to encourage the company to locate there, hoping that reduced unemployment in Ulster would lead to fewer car bombings and parades through the other side's neighborhoods during the period of “the troubles.” As it turned out, the revolutionary new manufacturing process was a bust, and Colin Chapman of Lotus had to be called in to rework the car with a Lotus-style backbone chassis. His deft suspension work gave the DMC-12 a fine balance of ride and handling. Surprisingly, given its extreme rear weight bias (about 40/60 front to rear), the car never acquired the reputation as a tricky handler. Giugiaro's handsome body and non-structural stainless panels over GRP construction stuck, along with gullwing doors. All production cars were bare stainless, with either black or gray interiors, and with automatic transmissions and luggage racks among the few options. Records indicate that three cars were painted by the factory. Insist on documenta- tion if anyone claims theirs is one of them. Non-factory painted cars are worth about 25% less, which takes into account the expense of stripping and regraining a car. Ultimately, though, the DMC-12 was like the Tin Man from “The Wizard of Oz”— if it only had a heart. Originally, DeLorean wanted a Citröen-made Wankel engine. When this failed to materialize, he had to settle for the 2.8-liter Peugeot/Renault/Volvo (“PRV”) V6. In federal tune, the engine produced a paltry 130 hp. The enthusiast publications were unanimous, even for the malaise era, that the car's performance was unremarkable: 0–60 mph in around ten seconds and a top speed of around 125 mph. Aftermarket twin-turbo kits quickly sprang up. Quality of early cars was mediocre (although Details years produced: 1981–82 number produced: 8,583 approx. Original list price: $25,000 ScM Valuation: $15,000–$27,500 tune-up cost: $500 distributor cap: $27.50 chassis #: plate on driver's side dash Engine #: pad on driver's side of block club: delorean Owners Association 879 randolph rd. Santa barbara, cA 93111 More: www.deloreanowners.org; Alternatives: 1970–75 citroën SM; 1980–84 pontiac Fiero; 1974–76 bricklin SV-1 ScM investment grade: d 30 nowhere near that of the Pantera a few years before), and like Ford, DeLorean set up multiple U.S. quality assurance centers to take care of things. As the inexperienced Ulster workforce caught on, quality improved dramatically. Still, a high list price, disappointing performance, cost overruns, and a series of recessions in the early 1980s spelled the end for DeLorean, with about 9,000 cars built between 1981 and 1983. Another Not your typical stainless steel gullwing major selling obstacle, according to an in-period dealer, was that customers weren't interested in having a car that looked just like everyone else's. So what was a major attention-getter at first, the unpainted panels, became a turn-off to consumers in the end. DeLorean's final creative financing scheme, in- volving a white powdery substance and new Central American “partners,” added an element of infamy—and led to the joke, “How do you find a DeLorean? Just follow the white line down the road.” In some ways, the DeLorean is like the Avanti. A few passionate supporters simply would not let it die. A humble, Texas-based firm bought all of the intellectual property, N.O.S. parts, and the right to reproduce anything for the cars and is said to have the ability to produce all-new cars from its stock of parts. For that reason, even though it's an orphan, DeLorean ownership presents few problems today. Just about everything is available and not much is pricey, with the exception of body panels, in demand for collision repairs. Obviously, rust isn't an issue with the stainless bodywork, but backbone chassis should be carefully inspected for damage. PRV engines can suffer from premature camshaft wear, as any Volvo 265 or Peugeot 604 owner can attest. Regular oil changes and cooling system maintenance can help, and the folks in Texas can even offer uprated cams, heads, and engine management systems to boost power to a healthy 195 hp, without engine-life-shortening turbos. The market for DeLoreans has seen a bit of activity lately with the “Back to the Future” generation coming into some disposable income. Around $25,000 (the car's original list price) is what it takes to buy one you'd want to own. Modest performance and relatively high production numbers will forever keep it off the A-list, but the car's exotic looks, low demands, and checkered past make for an interesting affordable collector car. © Sports Car Market


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Legal Files John Draneas A Car Guy Judge with a Sense of Humor The judge started his opinion by pointing out that his “analysis will be swifter than Richard Petty's race-clinching pit stop at the 1981 Daytona 500” H ere is an unlikely case of Car Guy v. Car Guy, brought, it just so happens, before a car guy judge. It's the story of a race car owner and race car driver who had been a winning combination for many seasons. Somewhere along the way, it all went south. (All quotations are from the court's opinion.) Judge Chandler of the Delaware Court of Chancery begins his opinion: “Success on the track does not guarantee success off the track. With regret that a winning team fell apart, I must now sort through the wreckage of a failed relationship between race car owner and race car driver…” The car owner and driver had raced success- fully in the two “45 cars,” with the 45 car being driven “into Victory Lane (or an equal celebratory parking spot) on more than one occasion.” Their deal was that the owner paid all expenses, and the driver got 40% of any race winnings. The owner owed the driver $1,966 in race winnings and $4,562 in unpaid parts and repair invoices, but problems didn't materialize until the free engine came along. The driver's friend gave him a 460 SB 2 Clements racing engine, which went into the 45 car. At the end of the season, the driver sold the engine for $15,000. He used that money, plus another $5,000 contributed by the owner, to buy a new 430 SB 2 racing engine. Later, the owner asked to remove the engine from the 45 car to use it in a mud truck. The driver didn't care about that, but the owner later changed his mind and put the engine in another car, “the 12 car,” which was driven by a rookie. The driver was unhappy that the engine “had not reached its original destination— the underside of a mud truck's hood.” The engine was then moved to the car of a direct competitor, the 48 car, “a caution flag moment” that furthered the decline of the relationship. The engine “met its doom under the hood of the 48 car” when it threw a rod. Eventually, the conflict made the driver quit. The owner went to the driver's shop to pick up his car hauler, and was upset that various parts had been taken off it and it was no longer usable. The owner sued for the damages to the hauler. The driver sued for his race winnings, unpaid invoices, and the $15,000 he had put into the purchase of the second engine. Legal maneuvering Soon after the suit was filed, the driver added a claim that he and the owner were partners. Claiming that a partnership existed was an interesting legal maneuver. Generally, a partnership is defined as any situation where two or more people enter into a common enterprise for profit. They don't need a written partnership agreement, and they don't even need to agree that they are partners. The strategic advantages are that, if a partnership exists, each of the partners has fiduciary duties to the other, and can be sued if he breaches those duties. Also, either partner can usually dissolve the partnership at any time, which means a halt to business, liquidation of assets, payment of all bills, and distribution of remaining assets to the partners in accordance with their ownership interests. An additional consequence in Delaware is that the nature of the partnership claim forced the case to be moved from the Superior Court to the Court of Chancery. After the case was moved to the Court of Chancery, the driver dismissed the partnership claim without explanation (yes, all this did run up everyone's legal bills). The quick decision The judge started his opinion by pointing out that his “analysis will be swifter than Richard Petty's race-clinching pit stop at the 1981 Daytona 500.” He stated flatly that 34 Winning's a team thing, gentlemen he was disregarding all testimony given by the owner and driver, and was relying upon the testimony of the three witnesses who knew both men well, none of whom had “a dog in the fight or, more aptly, a car in the race.” There was little debate about the race winnings, and the driver won that claim. The judge agreed that the driver had taken various pieces of equipment off the owner's car hauler, although not to the extent the owner had claimed. The judge rejected the driver's claim that many of those items had been donated to him by sponsors. The judge determined that these items had been donated to the team, not to the driver, citing as higher authority “the wise words of the great Richard Petty: ‘[W]inning isn't necessarily a driver thing or a car thing. It's a team thing'” The judge had little trouble with the engine issue: “My finding on that point was as easy to gauge as the 1992 Indianapolis 500 finish was difficult to determine.” The engine was clearly given to the driver by his friend. “No one was required to include [the friend's] name when saying grace at dinner,” a direct reference to such a requirement the movie “Talladega Nights.” Similarly, no one was required “to win a critical race in order to receive [the friend's] support,” another movie reference, this time to “Cars.” The judge found that the owner had converted (the legal term for taking something that doesn't belong to you) the engine when he put it into the 48 car and it was damaged beyond repair, and awarded the driver the $15,000 he had paid toward its purchase. He pointed out that if the owner had owned the engine, he would have been free to give it to anyone, including a competitor. As authority for that proposition, the judge cited the movie “Days of Thunder” as “providing hope that a car owner would be so generous as to give another driver one of the owner's spare engines, so that the driver could exorcise his racing demons, win the final race, and begin one of Hollywood's more closely watched romances.” Sports Car Market


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The owner argued that the engine was worth less than that because it was just a backup engine. That didn't go far with the judge, who thought that backup cars and equipment could be critical to racing success. “Just ask Jimmy Johnson, who recently won one of the Daytona 500 qualifiers in a backup car.” Lessons to be learned In the end, each party wo some and lost some. After o setting all the claims, the net sult was that the owner owed driver $1,260.67. The judge also ruled that each would have to pay his own legal fees. So, morally, the driver can probably say that he won. But financially, the inescapable conclusion is that they both lost. The case is a fun read (you can read the entire opinion at www.sportscarmarket.com/ racecase), but what can we take away from it? The easy lesson is that it's risky to make handshake deals with friends. Of course, you can't have your lawyer write a contract for every little deal you make. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't take care of business. Confirm everything you can in writing, even if just with a short note or email. And avoid offsetting obligations— the I-owe-you-this- but-you-owe-me-that-so-we're-even Sources for Judge Chandler's opinion sort of thing. Pretty soon, no one can remember all the pieces, and when frustration builds, the rela- tionship suffers. In litigation, it's very tempting to make legal maneuvers that force the other party to spend a lot of time and money overcoming obstacles, hoping he will lose his appetite for the battle. This seems to be what the driver did with his partnership claim. In an overwhelming number of cases, this strategy backfires. It costs you just as much effort and money o get nowhere, and it usually just strengthens the other arty's resolve. It's better strategy to keep the case focused on the al issues, and get to the decision point as economically possible. Also, pick your battles. In this case, it seems that the ies fought about everything, whether it mattered or was worth it or not. They were foregone conclusions that the owner owed the driver for the race winnings, and the driver owed for the equipment taken from the car hauler. By making issues out of these impossible items, all they accomplished was to get the judge angry at both of them, disregarding their testimony altogether. It is far more effective to limit your claims and positions to those that are legitimate and supportable. Did you get the impression that this case should have been settled early on, with everyone just walking away? The judge sure thought so. It's hard to make a moral point in litigation. Like it or not, cases almost always end up being totally pragmatic, and totally about money. Be realistic about the situation and the likely outcomes, and don't be reluctant to settle as early as possible. You'll be wealthier in the end. © 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 2010 35


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Events Copperstate 1000 20th Annual Bell Lexus Copperstate 1000 The rumor that Peter Mullin attempted to push Sam Mann's Bugatti into Lake Powell in order to add to his “Bugs from the Lake” collection proved untrue by Carl Bomstead Department of Public Safety, and while they were not always successful in negotiating with their fellow officers on the awarding of improper driving certificates (also known as citations), they were certainly helpful. The pre-1973 sports, racing, and GT cars that were introduced at the “Field of Dreams” as they left Tempe's Diablo Stadium at the start were selected from over 200 applicants. They included six Shelbys, SCMer Colin and Cana Comer's original 1964 289 Cobra, and Jim Taylor's barn-find, CSX2171, among them. There were also 17 Ferraris, 16 Jaguars, and five Aston Martins in the field. One of the rarities on hand was Robert and Joan Griffin's 1955 Austin-Healey 100S, one of only five known in the U.S. today. Unfortunately, it was tapped in its alloy rear end by an errantly driven chase vehicle and suffered accordingly. The first day's journey to the Grand Canyon entailed 270 miles of driving, and despite rigorous pre-rally inspections, there were several “failures to proceed.” The Bell Lexus loaner cars, off-loaded from Triple A tow trucks, proceeded instead. The spectacular beauty of the Grand Canyon, as deep as 6,000 feet and 277 miles in length, won over all. American naturalist Joseph Wood Krutch wrote, “…the spectacle is too strange to be real.” The morning run to the lunch stop at Lake Powell was a precursor of things to come, as the winds started to pick up. The rumor that Peter Mullin was seen attempting to push Sam Mann's Bugatti into the lake in order to add to his “Bugs from the Lake” collection proved to be unfounded. Instead, most of the afternoon's trip to Sedona took place in a severe dust storm, the fine sand raising havoc with the brightwork on several cars: The noses of many will require a color sand and buff, if not a respray. I'm sure the insurance companies for these cars already know who they are. The Enchantment Resort, in Sedona, provided ac- The author puts his Italia through its paces This year's event, which took place April 10–14, covered the state's northern territory. The tour was supported by eight “Motors” from the Arizona F 36 or 20 years the Men's Arts Council of the Phoenix Art Museum has hosted the Copperstate 1000, a vintage car road rally that explores Arizona's spectacular scenery. Details Plan ahead: April 9–13, 2011 where: Departs from Tempe, AZ Cost: $5,550 approx. More: www.copperstate1000.com commodations for the next two evenings. The facility, nestled in the sandstone that makes up the natural beauty of the red and orange rock formations, is certainly a breathtaking backdrop for the automobiles. Tuesday's journey included the old mining towns of Bagdad and Jerome. The lunch stop in Bagdad was marginal, as predicted, but the roads more than made up for it. The 23-mile trip over Mingus Mountain and into Jerome tested the handling capabilities of both car and driver and certainly the patience of those who got stuck behind a 40-foot motorcoach. The final day included lunch at Saguaro Lake Ranch and a short trip back to the Camelback Inn in Scottsdale for our final banquet and awards presentation. The 20th running of the Copperstate 1000 included wonderful people, exotic cars, and incredible scenery. Automotive Nirvana. But did we really expect anything less? © Sports Car Market Photos: willbrewster.com


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Copperstate SCMers Gordon & Janet apker—Scottsdale, aZ 1966 Ferrari 275 gtb robert Baker & Michael Ferraro— Los angeles, Ca 1955 Mercedes-benz 300Sl coupe Malcolm Barksdale & Don Shaw— San Diego, Ca 1966 Ferrari 275 gtb John & Susan Barrett—athens, Ga 1972 Ferrari 365 gtb/4 daytona richard & Diane Belveal—Prescott, aZ 1957 Mercedes-benz 300Sl coupe Carl & Christine Bomstead—Palm Desert, Ca 1968 intermeccanica italia Spyder Steve & Camilla Brauer—Bridgeton, MO 1965 Aston Martin db6 Short chassis Volante Beau & Suzy Brauer—Bridgeton, MO 1959 Jaguar xK 150S roadster John & Sonia Breslow—Scottsdale, aZ 1957 Jaguar xKSS Duncan & Judy Burdick—Colorado Springs, CO 1955 Austin-healey 100 Martin & Sandra Button—Carmel, Ca 1972 Ferrari 365 gtc/4 roger Cassin & Irma Schretter—Brookline, Ma 1954 Alfa romeo 1900c SS william & Karen Clements—Phoenix, aZ 1954 Mercedes-benz 220A cabriolet Harley & Colette Cluxton III— Paradise Valley, aZ 1964 Shelby cobra 289 ronnie Collins—Palm Beach Garden, FL 1970 Jaguar xKE convertible Colin & Cana Comer—river Hills, wI 1964 Shelby cobra 289 Bruce Covill & Lucia renshaw—Phoenix, aZ 1969 Jaguar xKE convertible Brian Currie & tom Hart—La Quinta, Ca 1952 Siata daina gran Sport James & Lisa Dobbs III—Vero Beach, FL 1964 Ferrari 250 gt/l lusso robert Doede & Victor Vilaplana—La Jolla, Ca 1972 porsche 356b roadster Bennett & Jacquie Dorrance—Scottsdale, aZ 1956 lancia Aurelia b20S David & Marianne Duthu—Houston, tX 1952 Jaguar xK 120M race car Curt & Lele engler—St. Louis, MO 1960 Jaguar xK 150S coupe Budd & Laurie Florkiewicz—Scottsdale, aZ 1959 Jaguar xK 150S roadster Peter & Barbara Fodor—Los angeles, Ca 1959 porsche 356 convertible d Dennis & Cindy Fortino—Scottsdale, aZ 1960 Jaguar xK 150 drophead coupe ted Gildred & Doug Skeen—Solana Beach, Ca 1973 porsche carrera rS terry & Joyce Giles—Hartland, wI 1966 chevrolet corvette convertible robert & Joan Griffin—Belvedere, Ca 1955 Austin-healey 100S Parker Hall & Greg Jones—Vicksburg, MS 1962 Ferrari 250 pF cabriolet July 2010 Michael Hammer & John Cummings—Culver City, Ca 1963 rolls-royce Silver cloud iii drophead coupe Bob & Paula Hardison—Phoenix, aZ 1953 Jaguar xK 120SE roadster terry & Noel Hefty—Lafayette, CO 1959 Aston Martin db4gt Donald & Barbara Kaitz—Paradise Valley, aZ 1970 pontiac trans Am Najeeb & Nancy Khan—Granger, IN 1951 hudson hornet Bill & Kay Kilpatrick—Paradise Valley, aZ 1965 porsche 356c cabriolet ron Krolick & terry Sherman—New York, NY 1968 Ferrari 330 gtc Peg & John Leshinski II—Scottsdale, aZ 1971 detomaso pantera Dale & tres Lillard—Phoenix, aZ 1936 cord 810 westchester Chris Macallister & Bob Bishop—Indianapolis, IN 1966 Ford gt40 Bruce & Leslie Male—Swampscott, Ma 1967 Aston Martin db6 Vantage Volante tom & Sharon Malloy—Corona, Ca 1964 Shelby cobra 289 Brown & Sara Maloney—Sequim, wa 1967 toyota 2000gt andy Manganaro & alex ramage—Xenia, OH 1966 Ferrari 275 gtS 37 Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily... Sam & emily Mann—englewood, NJ 1937 bugatti type 57Sc Jim taylor & adam Martin—Glovesville, NY 1964 Shelby cobra 289 rick Mahrle—Paradise Valley, aZ 1969 Alfa romeo Spider 1750 Bruce & Sandra Massman—Beverly Hills, Ca 1970 Ferrari 365 gtb/4 Spyder Peter & Kacey McCoy—Beverly Hills, Ca 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Kim & Mitch McCullough—redondo Beach, Ca 1956 Alfa romeo 1900c SS Supperleggera Bruce & raylene Meyer—Beverly Hills, Ca 1964 Jaguar xKE race car thomas & tG Mittler—three rivers, MI 1955 Jaguar d-type sports racer Peter & Merle Mullin—Los angeles, Ca 1958 Mercedes-benz 300Sl roadster terry & Steve O'reilly—San Mateo, Ca 1954 bentley Special Bill & Linda Pope—Paradise Valley, aZ 1952 Fiat 8V Zagato Elaborata John randolph & Sherry Mcreynolds— Phoenix, aZ 1958 chevrolet corvette convertible rick & Cheryl rennebohm—Scottsdale, aZ 1964 chevrolet corvette convertible Ken & Dayle roath—Newport Beach, Ca 1965 Ferrari 275 gtb/6 Alloy rick & Nancy rome—Dallas, tX 1966 Jaguar xKE convertible Stephen ross & Helge Kirmse—Calgary, aLB, CaN 1959 Mercedes-benz 220SE cabriolet John Boccardo & Bill Scheffler—westport, Ct 1960 chrysler 300F convertible Stuart Shoen & trevor Halpern—Phoenix, aZ 1970 Ford Mustang boss 302 richard & Lynda Sirota—Irvington, NY 1963 Aston Martin db4 Series V Jim Spiro & Jim Lindsey—New Orleans, La 1972 detomaso pantera Jack & Lisa thomas—St. Louis, MO 1955 Ferrari 375 America coupe Speciale John H. & John G. thompson— Doylestown , Pa 1972 Ferrari 365 gtc/4 tom & Melissa thornhill—San rafael, Ca 1955 lancia Aurelia b20S 2500gt Dwight tyndall & Frank tillman—Flossmoor, IL 1972 Ferrari 246 gt dino Newt & Ginni withers—anaheim, Ca 1959 Mercedes-benz 300Sl roadster ron & Joan Yagoda—Scottsdale, aZ 1972 Ferrari 365 gtb/4 daytona


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Events Greystone Concours Greystone Mansion Concours One of these, a lovely 1959 356A Carrera Cabriolet owned by SCMer Richard Roeder, won Best in Class—Porsche. As I walked around the Greystone, I was pleased to see many of the concours partici- pants eating lunch near their cars. One gentleman, Kirk Axtell, was nice enough to show me the engine compartment of his Ferrari 512 BBi. In exchange, I consoled him over the multi-thousand-dollar cost of his recent carbon composite clutch replacement. Best of Show went to the 1933 Minerva AL cabriolet owned by SCMer Paul Emple, while the Spirit of Greystone Award went to the 1929 Packard convertible sedan owned by Michael Harrah. Both cars were well prepped and lovingly shown. My personal favorite was the finely detailed 1937 Maserati 6CM owned by SCMer 356s greeted attendees The manicured gardens of the Greystone Mansion were a perfect setting for the inaugural Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance, held April 11 in posh Beverly Hills, California. Over the years, the estate has been featured in films such as “X-Men,” “The Big Lebowski,” and “There Will Be Blood.” On this Sunday, however, the spotlight shone not on movie stars on the red carpet but on elegant automobiles on (very) green grass. My morning began at a parking structure in downtown Beverly Hills, where I was shuttled up the hill in a plush tour bus to Greystone's perfect garden. After disembarking, I was immediately greeted by a row of round-eyed Porsche Speedsters peeping back at me from their front row. Bill Pope. This slick old roadster looked as if it were ready for a good thrashing around the twisty back streets of Hollywood. How much leeway over the posted limit do you think the LAPD would give you in a machine like the 6CM? Better yet, do you think they could even catch it? This fine Maserati won the Jesse Alexander Outstanding Sports Car Award. Lunch was served on unusually small plates from Los Angeles fixtures such as Wolfgang Puck's Spago and Lawry's; the twin food lines each took about 20 minutes to navigate, but were certainly worth the wait. The food was excellent, though it took a good dozen of Spago's tuna tartar sushi rolls to fill the gaping hole in my stomach. The Greystone event also featured a fashion show, as well as a motorcycle concours. My highlights of the latter included a retro-modern aluminum-tank Sport Classic cafe racer from Beverly Hills Ducati, an electric road race bike from Mission Motors, and a land speed racer by Los Angeles Britbike fixture South Bay Triumph. The 2010 Greystone Concours d'Elegance was Details a feast for the senses and a stylish way to spend a lovely spring Sunday afternoon in the glorious, green Beverly Hills.—Ed Milich © Plan ahead: April 2011 where: Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills, CA Cost: $100 this year More: www.beverlyhills.org 38 Sports Car Market


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From the Paddock Murray Smith On Chucking Irreplaceable Objects I remember Corner hurling his Mercedes W125 GP car at Monaco with complete abandon. “It's a racing car,” he said. “This is what it's for.... Racing” by Malcolm Collum, Chief Conservator at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, responsible, believe it or not, for the care of some 60,000 artifacts. What I gleaned from his presentation was the emphasis on originality and the tremendous care taken to document what goes into—and what is taken out of—an old airplane when it is undergoing conservation or restoration. There seems to be much more concern W about the plane being as it was, even down to the preservation of bullets in the airframe that have been picked up in combat, than having it “as new” and ready for flight. In fact, flight very often appears to be the furthest thing envisaged. I suppose there are reasons to have sympa- thy with that point of view. If something goes drastically wrong in a Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage, as has happened to me, a spin may ensue in the fleeting moments when mechanical circumstances take control from the hands of the hapless driver, and, heaven forbid, contact with a hard object like a guardrail may unfortunately follow. A similar failure, however, in an aircraft in flight can, and nearly always does, lead to a catastrophic occurrence. Spinning on tarmac at 60 mph or even 160 mph is not at all as daunting as something falling off your plane several thousand feet in the air. Mild impact is much preferred to vertical auger. The majority opinion in the aviation crowd appears to be that if the plane is rare enough and original enough, then don't fly it. They believe it just isn't worth the risk of destroying a potentially irreplaceable piece of history. Cars and conservation Until quite recently, many owners of important cars have competed in them with relative disregard for their long-term conservation; preparation in the vintage and historic racing world has been much more about making sure the cars are as fast as possible and that they, and consequently their drivers, are as safe as older cars can be. Instead, much more emphasis has been placed on competitiveness, even in the case of virtually irreplaceable automobiles. The intrepid and talented British sportsman Neil Corner comes to mind. I remember him absolutely hurling his Mercedes W125 Grand Prix car round Monaco with complete abandon, and driving his super-rare Bugatti Type 59 in a very similar fashion on many occasions. When asked if this was all a good idea, Neil retorted, “It's a racing car. This is what it's for… Racing.” It was inspiring to watch, but times are changing and a sense of responsibility is beginning to creep into the historic racing world... not a bad thing, I would argue, but 40 Smith demonstrating Collier's W-154 hile attending Miles Collier's splendid Symposium in Naples this past March, I was immensely impressed with a presentation don't let's put too much water in the wine. I myself feel that cars should be used, but there should be sensible and reasonable parameters to guide us. After all, the very definition of our hobby, whether it is collecting, driving, or conserving historic and vintage cars, should center on the cars and the personalities who were associated with them in their heyday, rather than the ego of the current owner, who in most cases didn't design or build it, or drive it in the races where it made its reputation. The owner, as many of the enlightened ones recognize today, is indeed only a custodian. If some cars, like rare aircraft, should not be put at risk because of their value as artifacts, then how should we use them? I personally don't like replicas in historic competition: Why have a replica B16 Chevron on the grid when there are real B16s around? In fact, one is cheating the public by seeding vintage and historic grids with replicas, even though half the public present wouldn't be able to distinguish the difference. On the other hand, a tool-room copy of an extinct car like a D50 Lancia Formula One, driven responsibly but with aplomb by the likes of Jochen Mass or Roger Mandeville, is a mechanical diorama which can give the onlooker a visceral experience he just can't get from film or tape. I do think replicas are perfectly acceptable accessories (especially alloy ones) in a historic race meeting parking lot, or even on some rallies. They provide a similar driving experience to the real thing at about one-twentieth the price. I'm all in favor of that—and the replica C-type owner who paid $100k for his car has a valid emotional drive, even if he doesn't have deep pockets. Just don't claim the car to be the real thing! So should we establish a theoretical sliding scale of historical value which suggests that the greatest cars be demonstrated and not raced? I don't think this would work. Too many ERA and 250F owners, for instance, really love to race their cars, and they drive them well, and who are we to curtail their civil liberties? I think for the time being it is really the option and responsibility of event organizers to fill their events with real cars. They should refuse to accept commercially inspired replicas. Salt the fields with the occasional impeccably rendered facsimile of an unobtainable car, and leave sufficient time on their programs to allow responsible owners to demonstrate, rather than race, irreplaceable originals. The dilemma of the $30 million Ferrari owner is really the same as that of the $30,000 Austin Ulster owner: Should I risk my car? Is adequate insurance adequate cover for the loss of a unique artifact? After all, there may be fewer totally genuine Ulsters around than GTOs. As time goes by and the importance of the automobile as perhaps the most signifi- cant mechanical and social innovation of the 20th century becomes more universally recognized, then responsible use and conservation of these objects we love will prevail. But not, one hopes, to the extent of their confinement to static arrangements, like a mastodon on display in a natural history museum. Part of a car's very reason to exist are the sounds it makes, and the image it conveys while moving at speed. Let's thoughtfully preserve that, while preserving the cars as well. © My next column will report on a recent discussion with the Earl of March about developments at two of the world's greatest motoring events—the Festival of Speed, and the Revival—both at Goodwood, and why they are so successful. Sports Car Market Rich Taylor


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Collecting Thoughts Restoration Pebble Beach Best of Show Restorers Tell Us How It's Done One third of the prize is the restoration, the rest is the style, the history, and the “wow” factor by Donald Osborne BoS 2008: 1938 alfa romeo 8C 2900B touring Berlinetta Owner: Jon and Mary Shirley, Medina, WA restorer: Butch Dennison Shop: Dennison International Location: Puyallup, WA web site: www.qualitythatgoes.com Year started: 2002 (formerly Pete Lovely Racing) employees: 14 Philosophy We've competed at Pebble Beach Horch 853 Voll & Ruhrbeck Sport Cabriolet (2009) T here are the usual clichés of “climbing Mt. Everest,” “finding the Holy Grail,” and “Ne Plus Ultra” as pinnacles of achievement, accomplishment, or measure. To those notable big deals could arguably be added winning the “Best of Show” crown at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. With an international list of type-A billionaires and a few token millionaires competing for the bragging rights of having a car from his (or her) stable claim the top spot, it's a very serious business. While the effect of cubic dollars alone is sometimes credited as the way to find yourself in the middle of the confetti explosion on the ramp at The Lodge, it's not all you need. SCM had a chat with the restorers responsible for the last decade's worth of the best of the best at Pebble. They're the folks responsible for the glories we see on the top step of the podium, and they tell us all just how to get there. On one thing they all agree: While it's not cheap to accomplish, spending your way there won't be enough—the goalposts are always moving. BoS 2009: 1937 Horch 853 Voll & ruhrbeck Sport Cabriolet Owner: Robert M. Lee, Reno, NV restorer: Scott Bergen, Manager; Justin Heath, James O'Brien Shop: Robert M. Lee Location: Reno, NV web site: None Year Started: 1991 employees: 2 Philosophy We do the same for all our restorations. We try to go with period colors and materials, no inappropriate exotic hides, for example, not taking too much creative license. We're into originality and try not to compromise with modern parts and materials. Spending as much time researching as restoring, so we can keep the history of the car alive. How is a BoS candidate identified? I wish I knew the answer! For Pebble Beach, it's got to be elegant, very rare, and in the right colors. For coachbuilt cars, color's as important as the shape of the fender. what was most difficult in the restoration? Typically, the hardest thing is keeping it all together in your head. A high level of organization and the psychological aspect of working on a three-year project, looking for parts and information, learning how the car was 42 made. The Horch was so different from the Duesenbergs and Ferraris we've worked on. what was most satisfying? Winning the show and having Mr. Lee put the car in the prime place of the collection. Having James and Justin really come into their own as artisans through the project was terrific. was there a set budget? No budgets are estab- lished, but we track the nickels and the dimes. You don't know what something's going to cost. Quality's the first thing. any advice for another shop with a BoS candidate? Remember that they are the restorer and not the creator of the car. They're there to capture the car's spirit, not to create a new one. for the last 16 or 17 years. You do your restorations to the same level every time, and you hope your car comes out on top. How is a BoS candidate identified? It takes ev- erything; style, grace, rarity, and good history are the elements you need to get a car to Best of Show. A car that's flamboyant and really attracts people, it might come up best in class, but for Best of Show it needs everything. what was most difficult in the restoration? It's always the same problem, the details. Over the years, cars get restored and the standards rise. So you need to figure out what the previous restorer may have done and what needs to be returned to a more original style. All the details to get it back. A lot of research has to be done. what was most satisfying? Winning! It's always the most satisfying. I was glad for the boys in the shop. We knew we had a shot at Best of Show and I'm really proud they brought it to fruition. We've done a lot of class winners, and now they know what the level of the top is and how we can get there more often. was there a set budget? It's hard to do that. Jon (Shirley) and I have done eight to ten cars together for Pebble Beach, working up to this car. We knew it would be expensive but he stood behind me when it was needed. For example, to get the correct headlight lens we had to reproduce it, buying 35 of them to do. That's not cheap. Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta (2008) Sports Car Market


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Collecting Thoughts Restoration Duesenberg SJ (“Ab Jenkins Mormon Meteor”) Special (2007) any advice for another shop with a BoS candidate? Do your research, make sure you're looking at original photographs, and make sure you're doing the proper thing. There's a tendency now away from chrome and polish to the way things were done by the builders. BoS 2007: 1935 Duesenberg SJ (“ab Jenkins Mormon Meteor”) Special Owner: Harry Yeaggy, Cincinnati, OH restorer: Chris Charlton Shop: Classic Car Services Location: Oxford, ME web site: None Year started: 1995 employees: 4 Philosophy My philosophy does change for a Best of Show; the restoration is a part of it, you have to win your class, but it's more than a good restoration. It has to be authentic and run well. One third of the prize is the restoration, the rest the style, the history, the “wow” factor. How is a BoS candidate identified? If you look back at the past Bests of Show, it can be puzzling. The 2.9 Alfa that won in 2008, for instance. Years before that there were more spectacular 2.9s that failed to win. Why? You have to not only look for great history and styling, but then hope the competition that year is such that your car comes out on top. In our year, the top prize hadn't gone to an American car in twelve years, and then it's won by a competition car! what was most difficult in the restoration? The car looked great when it came into the shop. We then found out, although it had been restored in the early '60s and freshened since, it had never been really redone. It needed a lot of metal preservation and mechanical work, which took a year and a half. what was most satisfying? Getting to know the history of the car. Ab Jenkins's son, Marv, was still alive. He had grown up on the Salt Flats and lived with August Duesenberg and had even driven the car to college! He had total recall and lots of pictures. He was a great help and it was wonderful to know him. was there a set budget? No, there wasn't. Most of the work we do can't be put on a budget, especially if you're going for Best of Show at Pebble Beach, against the best in the world. We try to do things conservatively, but properly. any advice for another shop with a BoS candidate? If you've got a car like this, you know the ropes. 44 Daimler Double-Six 50 Corsica Drophead Coupe (2006) Authenticity is key, and not overdoing it. Over the years people like to add things to cars. Get the history right, and at the show, don't overpresent it. Let the car speak for itself. BoS 2006: 1931 Daimler Double-Six 50 Corsica Drophead Coupe Owner: Robert M. Lee, Reno, NV BoS 2004: 1938 Horch 853a erdmann & rossi Sport Cabriolet Owner: Joseph & Margie Cassini, West Orange, NJ BoS 2001: 1930 Mercedes-Benz SS erdmann & rossi roadster Owner: Arturo & Deborah Keller, Petaluma, CA restorer (all three): Don McLellan, Manager Shop (all three): RM Restorations Location: Chatham, Ontario, CAN web site: www.rmauctions.com/restorations/ intro.cfm Year Started: 1980 employees: 30 Philosophy To preserve the maximum of original material in a car and bring it back to the stage in its existence the owner wants. To do the research in order to make the car run as it did when new, with all its idiosyncrasies. For a Best of Show candidate, the research gets stepped up, especially the history of the car, which is vital for any show-winning car. You have to also bring the owner along; judges respond to an owner's enthusiasm and knowledge. How is a BoS candidate identified? First is car selection. More often than not, an open European pre-war car is a good bet. It should have an interesting chassis, be powerful and innovative. The Daimler was a shoo-in; all that had to be done was to restore it correctly. It was a show chassis when new, and was the first fitted with a pre-selector torque converter transmission. The Mercedes just had the look, the Horch is rare and grand. what was most difficult in the restoration? For the owner, it's color selection. If it's not going to be original, it can take months. The judging is very strict and you have to choose the right color, grade of metallic, and so on, for the model and the period. For us, it's not overdoing it, making the finishes just right. Down to marks, bolts, and the right amount of waviness inside a headlight pod. Also, making it run as new, but without leaking as much! what was most satisfying? Driving the finished car down one of the nice windy roads we have around the shop, with the car running well. Then having the owner jump in and go screaming down the road. was there a set budget? Almost always. After a teardown, which can take a week, we give our best numbers. During the work we report any surprises, meet with the owner and make decisions. If it turns out to have the wrong crankshaft, what do you do? How much will it cost? How long will it take? Even then it almost always comes in higher. But it's a relief when you win Best of Show! any advice for another shop with a BoS candi- date? The car will always speak for itself at a show, even if something is screwed up. But the shop shouldn't let stupid little problems happen. Give yourself enough time to work everything out before the show. Be prepared as possible mechanically. You don't want the starter to fail just before you're about to drive across the block. And know everything about the design. It's what everybody's after. BoS 2005: 1937 Delage D8-120 S Pourtout aero Coupe Owner: Sam & Emily Mann, Englewood, NJ BoS 2002: 1934 Voisin C-15 etS Saliot roadster Owner: Sam & Emily Mann, Englewood, NJ restorer (both): Rich Fass Shop (both): Stone Barn Restorations Location: Vienna, NJ web site: www.stonebarnclassiccars.com Year Started: 1975 employees: 9 Philosophy When my customers bring a car, they let me know what kind of restoration they want. All my show restorations are done with the aim of winning Best of Show. If it's a 100-point candidate for Pebble Beach, first you have to win your class, then the special awards. I've been going to Pebble Beach since 1984, so I know how it goes. How is a BoS candidate identified? Design is everything. The first impression that makes you want to walk over to the car. Something that makes you, and the judges, go “wow!” It's color, shapes, rarity. A car that's one of a kind, or one of three. It's hard to win with a production-type car they made hundreds or thousands of. what was most difficult in the restoration? For the Delage, the glass was a challenge. The windshield and side glass curve and wrap around. We had to make steel molds for a glass company to produce them. Then making seals by hand is very time consuming. what was most satisfying? When it's on the Sports Car Market


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Collecting Thoughts Restoration truck leaving the shop! Once it's finished and on its way, you feel good. Of course, winning and getting that award was nice too. was there a set budget? There's no set budget. The hardest thing is finding parts; if you're missing a lot, it's going to cost a lot more to make things. If it's a car with an older restoration where everything's there, it's a little easier. Nevertheless, with experience, a shop is still competitive because you know what other cars cost to do. any advice for another shop with a BoS candi- date? Everyone has a different approach, but you have to have the right design—a special look—in the car. You have to bring it back to the way it was, the original way. Even down to the color. That's what we achieved on the two Best of Show cars we've done. BoS 2003: 1936 Bugatti type 57SC atlantic Owner: Peter D. Williamson, Lyme, NH restorer: Scott Sargent Shop: Sargent Metalworks Location: Fairlee, VT web site: www.sargentmetalworks.com Year Started: 1992 employees: 3 Philosophy You have to try to be aware of the evolution of the view of what a Pebble Beach Best of Show would be. It's a beauty contest, but you have to strive to be honest and true to the marque. It's more than a beautiful paint job, it's about history, the way it was built. Sometimes it's very surprising. How is a BoS candidate identified? It doesn't line up completely all the time. Our client, Dr. Williamson, knew the Atlantic was great, but I knew he had “the” car. I told him it would be a two-year process, and if we do it right, it will win Best of Show. Although it was my first for Pebble Beach, I had total confidence in the car. I told Dr. Williamson, “I hope you bought a new suit…” He was blown away when we won. what was most difficult in the restoration? In this case, it was splitting the body, which is built in two big pieces with a central spine. There are 1,000 rivets on the body and fenders to drill out, and the body's made of soft aluminum. It gave me a lot of anxiety. what was most satisfying? Speaking histori- cally, it was the best car I ever worked on. I don't think I'll ever have a project like this Delage D8-120 S Pourtout Aero Coupe (2005) again in my life. I'm very lucky to have been a part of this. And with a client who was very involved and a great collaborator. was there a set budget? There was no budget. My collaborator on the project, Jim Stranberg, had known Dr. Williamson for years. I was on the car ten hours a day for two years. any advice for another shop with a BoS candi- date? It's a big game and there's a lot at stake. I can't tell another shop what to do, but you can't go wrong if you stay true to the marque and the history of the car. Go do your research and believe it, avoid modifications to make it look “better.” Work with your client closely and stand up to them if they want to change too much. BoS 2000: 1937 Delahaye 135M Figoni et Falaschi Cabriolet Owner: Jacques & Betty Harguindeguy, Walnut Creek, CA restorer: Brian Hoyt Shop: Perfect Reflections Location: Hayward, CA web site: www.perfectreflectionsusa.com Year Started:1986 employees: 6 Philosophy Authenticity is the most impor- tant factor in restoration, alongside the quality of workmanship. Pebble Beach has changed. It used to be “Easter Eggs,” going crazy with chroming and polishing. It's now caught up with the issue of over-restoration and that's great. How is a BoS candidate identified? It has to be unique. Almost all the Best of Show winners come from the European pre-war classes. In the next decade, we'll see the first current-age post-war Best of Show, and it will probably be a Ferrari. I think we'll see that before a Brass Era car wins again. what was most difficult in the restoration? (Laughter). Fabricating every piece of trim, bumpers, headlight trims, everything. It was all gone. The car came in boxes with the fenders held on with baling wire. “Frenchy” (Harguindeguy's nickname) and I became really good friends through the project. what was most satisfying? Obviously winning Best of Show. I will always remember it the rest of my life. It's so stressful, every bolt, every single detail. It's hard to appreciate the car for what it is. I love to see a car a year later, when you've forgotten the stress. Taking something that was a piece of junk and making it the best, knowing how far you've gone. was there a set budget? I always give hard numbers. I believe in customer service. We agreed on a price, and it wasn't very much. I gave a bid, which we went over in the end by about 10%. It was the biggest thing I had undertaken to that point, and I didn't estimate what it would take. any advice for another shop with a BoS candidate? Do your homework and have a lot of people look at it when you're done. A new set of eyes can be very helpful. Don't assume you know everything. Have the car pre-judged as many times as you can, over and over. Spend time with the owner and educate him about the car. © Photos copyright Ron Kimball Studios and Steve Burton. Used courtesy of Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic (2003) 46 Delahaye 135M Figoni et Falaschi Cabriolet (2000) Sports Car Market


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Ferrari Profile 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast Coupe The Superfast was never intended to out-race an LM; it was designed to humiliate the driver of an Aston Martin by Steve Ahlgrim Details years produced: 1964–66 number produced: 36 Original list price: $29,300 ScM Valuation: $800,000–$1,200,000 tune-up cost: $3,000 distributor caps: $450 (two required) chassis #: left frame member by steering box Engine #: right rear above motor mount club: Ferrari club of America pO box 720597 Atlanta, gA 30358 More: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org; www.ferrarichat.com Alternatives: 1959–64 Maserati 5000 gt; 1955–57 pegaso touring coupe; 1960–63 Aston Martin db4gt ScM investment grade: A Comps Chassis number: 6049SA Engine number: 6049SA A t the 1964 Geneva Auto Salon, Ferrari debuted the latest evolution of its traditional, top-of-the-range grand touring car—the 500 Superfast. The Superfast was designed to criss-cross continents with great speed, comfort, and style—a deluxe GT with the soul and character of the firm's racing cars. The Pininfarina design was an enhancement of the earlier 400 SA “Aerodinamica” coupes. The bodywork featured elegant proportions, a large greenhouse, graceful, fluid lines, and a Kamm-style tail. Inside, the lucky occupants found a sumptuous interior, replete with adjustable seats upholstered in Connolly leather, a spacious luggage platform, fluted headlining, teak veneers, a deluxe radio, and a spread of gauges to monitor the magnificent V12 engine. The 500 Superfast emphasized refinement and consistency. Because of the enormous expense and intricate detail work required, Ferrari completed only one or two examples each month. Original owners included royalty such as Prince Bernard of the Netherlands and Shah Reza Pahlavi, members of the racing fraternity like Johnnie von Neumann and the U.K.'s Colonel Ronnie Hoare, as well as wealthy industrialists and celebrities. The car offered here also found a prestigious home, having been ordered for Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan. The ultra-exclusive Superfast must have been a fine accompaniment to the Prince's sensational Frua-bodied Maserati 5000 GT, 400 Superamerica, Bentley R-type Continental, and 250 Mille Miglia. Prince Sadruddin retained the Ferrari at his Swiss home for five years before selling it to Freddy Mangin, 50 a resident of France. In 1982, the Superfast found its way to Pierre Bardinon, owner of the famed Mas du Clos racetrack and renowned collector of significant Ferraris. The extraordinary list of cars that once belonged to Bardinon included a GTO, 250 LM, 330 P4, 312 P, 312 F1, 330 TRI LM, and an SWB Competition car—this Superfast was certainly in good company. For the better part of 20 years, the Superfast was a fixture in Bardinon's collection, during which time it made a few public appearances. The current owner, an American, acquired the car directly from Bardinon and has kept the car in England for use while on holiday. Equipped with beautiful Marchal headlamps re- taining their yellow bulbs, wide Borrani wire wheels shod with correct Michelin XWX tires, an original Radiomobile stereo, and offered with its complete kit of tools, this Superfast has all the accessories and fittings that make these rare Ferraris very special. This Superfast is one of those rare automobiles that has immense appeal to the true connoisseur. There is nothing quite like a largely original Ferrari that has benefited from knowledgeable owners, the workmanship of the finest specialists available, and consistent and responsible use. 6049SA is a car with remarkable originality, an unmatched presence, and unquestioned authenticity, and is one of the finest surviving coachbuilt Ferraris of the 1960s. SCM Analysis This car sold for $814,000, including buyer's premium, at Gooding & Company's Amelia Island Auction on March 12, 2010, against a pre-sale estimate of $800,000–$1,000,000. 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast lot 223, s/n 6043SF condition 1Sold at $983,125 rM, Maranello, itA, 5/17/2009 ScM# 120568 1964 Ferrari 500 Superfast lot 342, s/n 5983SF condition 3Sold at $526,293 christie's, paris, FrA, 2/16/2007 ScM# 44307 1966 Ferrari 500 Superfast lot 625, s/n 8459SF condition1- Sold at $524,270 bonhams, london, uK, 12/3/2007 ScM# 47825 Sports Car Market Photos by Simon Clay © 2010 Courtesy of Gooding & Company


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Writing about Ferrari's Superfast series usually involves describing the car's chronological position in Ferrari production and then comparing its technical specifications to other Ferraris of the time. A few sentences are dedicated to the famous people who owned them and a few more to what a great car they are. Unfortunately, discussing the Superfast within the context of other Ferraris sells short its virtues and misses the point that while they weren't great Ferrari race cars, they are in the rarified air of being one of the greatest grand touring cars ever built. The Ferrari for another stratosphere The 1960s were without doubt the golden era for Ferrari. Ferrari race cars won trophies all over the world, and many of the production cars would become the highest-profile cars ever built. With models like the GTO, the California, and the Testa Rossa having a monopoly on Ferrari stardom, appreciating the 500 Superfast's place in automobile history requires a look outside the Ferrari world. Starting with the earliest automobiles, there have been models which have risen above the crowd. Cars like the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, the Duesenberg SJ, the Bugatti Type 57 Atalante, the Bentley R-type Continental, and the Mercedes-Benz 540K stood alone in their class as cars built for a clientele which strived for and could afford the best. Their coachbuilt bodies were often built with details so laborious that the result is as much art as automobile. Their performance was top of the field, effortlessly exceeding their contemporaries. They were automobiles built to fulfill imagination, with little compromise to expense. The Superfast belongs in this company and should be judged with these peers. It was never intended to out-race an LM; it was designed to humiliate the driver of an Aston Martin. Superfasts trade in a thin market Despite the Superfast's qualifications, they can be a tough sell. As cars get more valuable, they are more likely to be collected than driven. Factors like beauty, racing history, and celebrity trump comfort and drivability as extra zeros are added to the price. Race cars and convertibles—the least practical of a series—almost always have the greatest appreciation. So many Ferraris glitter with race history and celebrity status that it takes a seasoned collector to appreciate the Superfast. A rule of thumb puts a Superfast's value about par with a 275 GTB/4. Superfast 6049SA had a pre-sale estimate that more or less proves the rule. So why did this example barely break the $800k mark? There's an old saying that everybody who wants a Superfast has one… and it's not far from the mark. At any given time there may only be one serious buyer in the market, and it takes two to make an auction. Additionally, this car was apparently still on British papers. The buyer could be subject to duties, fees, and unforeseen problems if he imported the car to anywhere but the U.K. A lien or other legal issue can always pop up to ruin the day. Another possible reason was that while the engine and chassis number matched, there was a “spare” Superfast engine with the same number offered for sale a few years back. Comparing the subject engine's internal numbers to the build sheet reveals that the engine in the car matches the build sheet and the “spare” doesn't, but the cloud will continue until some misinformation on the Internet is corrected. Chances are the buyer probably was in the right place at the right time, but he took a calculated risk. July 2010 Seat Time Dan Kingsford, wellington, FL: i had a Series ii 500 Superfast, s/n 8273. i bought the car in early 1986, strangely enough along with a 1964 Aston Martin rapide—rarer than usual, as it had a Vantage engine, manual transmission, and was left-hand drive. i was living in new Jersey at the time, and i think the two cars came as a package from Oregon. the Superfast's most notable stablemates then were an alloy 275 gtb restored by hill & Vaughn, and a Scaglietti 500 Mondial, and my normal drivers were a 365 gt 2+2 and two bMw M1s. the Superfast was easily the strongest Ferrari i had owned for the road. the torque was immense, and it seemed to have almost linear acceleration—it didn't care if you were going 40 mph or 100 mph, on the flat or up a hill, when you nailed it. it was obviously big for the backroads, but it was quite comfortable to drive quickly and i remember it had very strong brakes. Of course, compared to today, i am sure they were marginal. it was trouble-free, other than the very cold night the air cleaner caught on fire. but that's another story…. There may not be a more famous 500 Superfast than this one, though. Mention Superfast customers, and the Aga Kahn's name comes up. This being his car gives it immediate celebrity. Pierre Bardinon's name also carries a lot of weight, and a car from his collection comes with its own pedigree. With luck the duty issues should be incidental, and the engine issue shouldn't take much to clean up. It appears the buyer got a high-end Superfast for entry-level money. He certainly got a car to be proud of, and with luck, he has one with upside potential. © (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Co.) 51


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English Profile 1961 Lotus Elite Series II Coupe The vagaries of the Elite's construction—however brilliantly featherweight and low drag—mean it's expensive to prepare by Paul Hardiman Details years produced 1957–63 number produced: 1,050 Original list price: $3,199 approx. ScM Valuation: $35,000–$50,000 tune-up cost: $800 ($2,250 if valve clearances need adjusting, a head-off job) distributor cap: $225 (original type) chassis #: plate riveted to right of firewall Engine #: On right of block behind dynamo club: club Elite; historic lotus register More: www.lotuselite.org.uk; www.historiclotusregister.co.uk Alternatives: 1962–64 deutsch-bonnet djet; 1960–63 Fiat Abarth 1000 bialbero; 1958–62 Austin-healey Sprite Comps Chassis number: 1628 to production road cars. The Elite was, nevertheless, conceived with competition in mind, as Chapman had his sights set on class wins at Le Mans and the Monte Carlo Rally. Just as innovative as Lotus's outright competition cars, the Elite featured a fiberglass monocoque body tub, independent suspension at each corner, and four-wheel disc brakes, the rears mounted inboard. Its engine was the 4-cylinder Coventry-Climax FWE, a single-overheadcam unit of 1,216 cc producing 75 hp, while the gearbox, an MG A unit fitted with an alloy casing and modified bellhousing, was sourced from BMC. Some later cars ran a ZF gearbox from Germany, instead of the “cheap and nasty” MG A item. The classically styled body—the work of Peter Kirwan-Taylor and aerodynamicist Frank Costin—although possessing an admirably low coefficient of drag, made few concessions to comfort or noise suppression, not that that is likely to have bothered the Elite's customers, for whom its 112 mph top speed and superlative handling were of far greater importance. This Elite Series II was raced before being completely W rebuilt in the 1990s in Germany by Horst Auer, a wellknown Elite specialist. Acquired by the current vendor in 2001, chassis number 1628 has a good racing record driven by Andrew Colley and Chris Snowden, with many class wins in the U.K. and at Spa Francorchamps 52 ith the Lotus 14 of 1959—better known as the Elite—Colin Chapman demonstrated that his skills as a racing car designer and constructor could just as easily be applied and Porto. The vendor advises us that the car has proved totally reliable and that the engine has not been run since a recent rebuild by Horst Auer, while the gearbox also has been overhauled and fitted with new synchros. SCM Analysis This car sold for $68,774, including buyer's premium, at Bonhams's RAF Museum auction in Hendon, London, on April 19, 2010, against a pre-sale estimate of $31,000–$38,000. On the racetrack the Elite lived up to Colin Chapman's expectations, scoring its first major international success with an up-to-1,300-cc class victory at the Nürburgring 1000 Km in 1959. Elites won their class at Le Mans for six consecutive years, from 1959 to 1964, as well as the coveted Index of Thermal Efficiency twice. It remained a mainstay of GT class racing in the U.K. and North America until the Elan arrived. Climax was a real screamer for a firepump Little more than 1,000 Elites were built between 1957 and 1963, the first 280 of them Series Is, whose bodies were built by Maximar, the rest by Bristol Aeroplane Plastics; around three-quarters of the total left are known to the register held by Club Elite North America. This is a Series II car, with improved rear suspension fore-and-aft location by a slim wishbone, rather than a simple cranked link connected by a tiny rubber-insulated ball joint; the wheel is held in the other two planes by a long strut and the driveshaft, as Colin Chapman 1960 lotus Elite lot 203, s/n 1295 condition 2+ Sold at $49,266 bonhams, Monte carlo, McO, 5/16/2005 ScM# 38530 Sports Car Market 1959 lotus Elite lot 388, s/n 1165 condition 3 Sold at $49,450 bonhams, Sussex, uK, 6/22/2007 ScM# 45873 1962 lotus Elite Series ii lot 307, s/n 1569 condition 3Sold at $91,260 bonhams, carmel, cA, 8/14/2008 ScM# 117424 Photos: Bonhams


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liked to make components do more than one job. The front suspension is conventional wishbones. In U.K. historic racing, Elites have been slightly overshadowed by the Elan, which runs in the Appendix K period F (up to 1966) group, but there are still pre-'63 (period E) grids where the smaller car remains ultra-competitive in capacity class. The vagaries of the Elite's construction—however brilliantly featherweight and low drag—mean it's expensive to prepare. The all-fiberglass monocoque means it is not straightforward to mount a roll cage—essentially, you have to pick up on the suspension mountings, which are the “strong points” of the body. Costs are about the same as running an Elan, with a full engine rebuild for racing easily clocking up $15,000 (of which parts could be $9k–$10k alone), and getting at the differential is a particular nightmare. Luckily, this car has been prepared by an acknowledged expert and is a proven strong runner, so let's look at the condition and prevailing market conditions to see why it might have pulled more than twice its estimate. For a racer, it was in pretty good shape, with a few stress cracks in the body, and a small chunk of fiberglass torn out of the back of the driver's door, either by careless handling or an accidental whack in the paddock. There are no carpets, as you'd expect, just a big Kevlar-weave racing seat. The dash had been left standard, though of course there were the usual electrical cut-outs and plumbed extinguisher, and there were no bumpers. The car didn't make Bonhams's Oxford sale in March, as the engine failed before it could get there, and it is now freshly rebuilt and in good health. Seat Time Mike Ostrov, richmond, Ca: i am the world registrar for club Elite, as well as the “tech guy.” i have restored all my Elites, #1080, #1523, #1841, #1750 Super 100, and #1953 Super 95 retired Vintage Elite. if any ScMers would like additional information on these delightful colin chapman creations, contact me at 5l0.232.7764. Nick Grewal, Sanbornton, NH: i have a very early lotus Elite, s/n 0015—one of the first five early cars. Serial numbers 0013 and Gue's Elite 0015 were shipped to Florida for the 1959 Sebring 12-hour race. Serial number 0015 was driven by colin chapman and pete lovely to finish the race. i purchased the car five years ago from noel chappa in a basket. it has taken four years to refurbish the car to as close as possible to 1959 Sebring spec, with the addition of a roll bar, fire system, and fuel-safe petrol tank. Michael Gue, alpharetta, Ga: My Elite is the fourth one i have owned over the last 45 years, the first being one of the team Elite le Mans cars, followed by another race version, then a road car, and finally my current car, a Super 95-spec Elite, which is back on the road after a three-year restoration. the Elite has stood the test of time as being one of the prettiest sports cars ever built, both technically way ahead of its time and tremendous fun to drive. Too difficult to road-register in the U.K. One thing that counted against it for some U.K. buyers was that is not road regis- tered, and apparently would not be easy to put on the road in the U.K. Gone are the days when you could turn up at your local registration office with a fresh MoT and obtain a V5. According to our sources, several potential buyers, including a well-known Lotus dealer, looked at the paperwork and concluded, “Too difficult.” Registering it in another country might be a different story, but road registration would be essential if it were to be able to compete in events such as Tour Britannia or Tour Espana, which intersperse road miles with races at various circuits. Otherwise, it's a small and light enough car to move easily by trailer. Which is what will be happening. Rather than being sold into mainland Europe, as expected, because the euro goes further in the U.K. than the other way around, it was secured by an English owner who intends to race the car both in its home country and abroad, and the price was set by the market, with many bidders in the room against several phones. Road registration is therefore not an issue, and the buyer has entrusted its care to a well-known historic race specialist who looks after four other racing Elites, and who confirms that the car will continue to be “used and abused.” As well as a few grids ideally suited to Elites in the U.K., with “Classic K” races run by the Classic Sports Car Club, there is a thriving racing scene for these cars in mainland Europe, such as the AngloFrench Equipe GTS series. Race appeal helped it jump the estimate So did the money really look strong in the U.K., when $31k–$38k was the price range expected for the condition of the car? No, says the specialist, who claims auction prices don't reflect what's been happening in the private market for the past two years, and that the auction estimate was way too low. The big picture would seem to bear this out. Currently, good road cars cost up to $65,000 in the U.K. (around what this one cost), with rough, running cars available in the high $30s (what this one was expected to sell for), and with race cars going for $50k-plus in the U.S. Values of racers of all marques with all the prep often correlate to the price of top road cars (i.e., usually quite a bit less than they've cost to do), and that's the case here. Though the price here raised a few eyebrows in U.K. terms, all the indications are that it can be considered market-correct in a wider European racing context. © (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) July 2010 53


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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Berlinetta Aerodinamica “Pixie dust,” fine style, and supreme artisanship could not push the price to even the lowest pre-sale estimate on this replica by Miles Collier Details years produced: 1939–53 (all 6c 2500 variants) number produced: 33 (pre-war SS) Original list price: $4,130 (1939 6c chassis) ScM Valuation: $748,000 on this day tune-up cost: $1,500 distributor cap: $250 chassis #: cross-member of chassis, plate on right side of firewall Engine #: intake side of block club: Alfa romeo Owners club pO box 12340, Kansas city, MO 64116 More: www.aroc-usa.org Alternatives: 1935–39 delahaye 135MS w/ repop le Mans bodywork; 1940 bMw 328 w/Mille Miglia repop bodywork; talbot-lago t150 SS w/ repop competition bodywork Comps Chassis number: 915080 6C 2500 Super Sport Berlinetta Aerodinamica was the refined successor to the 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Le Mans Berlinetta. It is the pinnacle of pre-war Italian design, combining the best of elegance, aerodynamics, and competitive purpose. The original Berlinetta Aerodinamica was last seen T at the Mille Miglia in 1940 and unfortunately never surfaced in the 70 years that followed. According to Luigi Fusi in Alfa Romeo All Cars from 1910, only 33 pre-war 6C 2500 Super Sport chassis were built by Alfa Romeo, and this car is based on one of these rare competition chassis. The car was found in Eastern Europe in 1989 just following re-unification. At that time, the chassis carried post-war cabriolet coachwork created by an unknown builder, and a pre-war 6C 2500 engine that remains with the car. The cabriolet coachwork was later removed and the chassis was carefully examined and declared an authentic 2700-mm pre-war 6C 2500 SS chassis by Automotoclub Storica Italia (ASI). There is no known record of its original coachwork. The car was purchased in 2003 by its current owner and a demanding restoration effort was completed in Italy in 2007. The final coachwork and exquisite details were finished by Ing. Cognolato, and the mechanical aspects were completed by Nino Epifani in a manner consistent with period Super Sport specifications. 54 he Berlinetta Aerodinamica was the ultimate evolution of Carrozzeria Touring's technical and aesthetic achievements prior to WWII. Conceived for the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1939, the Alfa Romeo SCM Analysis This car sold for $748,000, including buyer's premium, at Gooding & Company's Amelia Island Auction in Amelia Island, Florida, on March 12, 2010, against a pre-sale estimate of $800k to $1.3m. I can personally vouch for the craftsmanship of this Alfa, as well as the deliciously purposeful style of the streamlined competition berlinetta coachwork. Watching this impressive confection whistle through the Rocky Mountains on the 2008 Colorado Grand presented a stirring sight, all the more so when observed over the radiator shell of my ex-Eddie Hall racing Bentley. While the sale price was indeed substantial, it is the pre-sale estimate that tells us the auctioneer's expectations. That this Alfa sold on the short side of the estimate deserves some analysis. It is incontrovertible that had this car been the lost original, the price would have been several multiples of the near-$750k it made. Value factors of this striking re-creation If we examine Alfa Romeos, we can see a product trajectory of sheer profligacy of concept and design that achieves its apex with the 40-or-so 2900 8Cs. In the early 1930s, financial exigency forced Alfa to introduce a more rational, unsupercharged secondary line, and ultimately, the successor to the 8C series. The 6C 2300/2500 was based on the original Vittorio Janodesigned 1500 6C (but now incorporating chain-driven valve gear). For economic reasons, the 6C 2300, soon to be 2500, was mass-produced rather than artisan-fettled. 1938 Alfa romeo Jankovits roadster lot 52, s/n 700316 condition 1 not sold at $416,500 Artcurial, paris, FrA, 2/12/2006 ScM# 41066 Sports Car Market 1949 Alfa romeo 6c 2500 SS Villa d'Este lot 214, s/n 915882 condition 2 Sold at $396,990 rM, london, uK, 10/29/2008 ScM# 118545 1939 Alfa romeo 6c 2500 SS lot 174, s/n 915831 condition 3 Sold at $198,000 rM, phoenix, AZ, 1/16/2009 ScM# 119200 Photos by Pawel Litwinski © 2010 Courtesy of Gooding & Company


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Lasting into the early 1950s, the 2500 still represented an elitist product equipped with stateof-the-art features found on the incomparable 2900: independent suspension, hydraulic brakes, twin-cam architecture, and even, in select examples, Touring coachwork strongly evocative of the antecedent 2900s. In many ways, the spectacular “Broadway theater” that was the 2900 was brought back in the 2500 as “summer stock”—wonderful in its own way but distinctly re-run. Nevertheless, were the authentic 2500 SS berli- netta still to exist, it would likely command a multimillion-dollar price by virtue of its one-off status, its Le Mans and Mille Miglia history, its modern event eligibility, and, of course, its prized, no-nonsense competition-weapon look. No shortage of “pixie dust” The auctioneer made a brave effort in the catalog to cast as much “pixie dust” as possible, expounding on the accuracy of the re-creation, and the interest that Carlo Anderloni of Touring took. Critically, the catalog emphasizes that the basis for our subject replica is one of the extraordinarily rare, Scuderia Ferrari-built and uniquely configured “256” series 6C 2500 SS chassis. Without that correct chassis type, there would be no legitimate basis for the proj- ect. Problematically, contemporary Alfa records from the immediate pre-war period are incomplete due to the effects of Allied bombing. Angelo Tito Anselmi's definitive monograph, Alfa Romeo 6C 2500, notes gaps in the known “256” chassis number sequence. Our subject car's chassis number and engine number are both unattested. While this lacuna is by no means a fatal flaw, our car's legitimacy depends solely on the certification of its chassis as a genuine “256” series unit by the experts referenced in the catalog text. This issue does present a quandary that needs to be dealt with by any potential buyer. Conundrum: Is replica coachwork a serious defect? Finally, we come to the question of replica coachwork on a genuine chassis. I would suggest that there are three levels of acceptability for replica-bodied cars. First, there is a car fitted with an exact copy of its missing coachwork, exactly as it existed as original to the chassis. This is the least problematic re-body. Fred Simeone, in his talk at the 2010 Connoisseurship Symposium, stated that replica coachwork commands less of a discount from the value of a complete and original car than seems appropriate in today's market. Replicated coachwork is a very major element of an automobile, and all the more so if the original coachwork is special. That today's market assigns too small a discount is an imponderable. Nevertheless, I expect to see that discount for re-bodies grow over time as collectors recognize the consummate historical importance of original bodywork. Too difficult to estimate the market “bump” At the second tier of acceptability is a vehicle fitted with replica coachwork of the correct type of chassis from the same series—the case with our subject. This Alfa is all the more appealing, as the original it emulates has not been seen since 1940, and was, in all probability, a war casualty. Consequently, the 6C 2500 SS Berlinetta Aerodinamica can only ever exist as a re-creation. Carefully considered re-creations of important lost cars have some real justification. However, we should not lose sight of the fact that the historic value of such efforts is much more modest. In any event, it is a truism that higher-aesthetic-value coachwork seems to gravitate naturally to chassis either bereft of original bodies, or to those fitted with more mundane examples. The inherent value increase such new “couture” gives to a car often results, rightly or wrongly, in a real monetary increase, too. This is the effect we see here with the SS replica. It was the difficulty of estimating this market “bump” that threw out the broad auction estimate. Lastly, and least acceptable, of course, is the re- created body grafted to a chassis that is improper for the body in question. These efforts are wholly illegitimate, and are generally severely discounted in the market. In the case of our berlinetta reproduction, the market both recognized the less spectacular nature of the 6C 2500 series in Alfa lore, as well as reflected the replica nature, however finely wrought, of the offering. While the seller was surely hoping for more, this sale was fair for both parties involved. © (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Co.) July 2010 55


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German Profile 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300c Station Wagon by Binz The present collector market seems to honor quality, rarity, and provenance, which this Mercedes has in abundance by Alex Dearborn Details years produced: 1956 number produced: 1 Original list price: $12,457 (300S cabriolet) ScM Valuation: $242,000 tune-up cost: $750 distributor cap: $75 chassis #: tag on firewall, stamped on right front chassis rail Engine #: left side of block below head club: Mercedes-benz club of America 1907 lelaray St. colorado Springs, cO 80909 More: www.mbca.org Alternatives: 1941–49 chrysler town & country wagon; 1952 lancia Aurelia b53 giardinetta; 1957 pontiac Star chief custom Safari ScM investment grade: b Comps Chassis number: 1860026500263 unusual request—a new station wagon. While this is a commonplace order today, no such car was available in the Mercedes-Benz lineup in the 1950s. This was far from a standard model; however, Mercedes-Benz dealerships in the 1950s were eager to please. After some clever research, a new 300c sedan was ordered and, according to various accounts, it was shipped directly from Stuttgart to the Binz & Co. Coachworks in nearby Lorch—one of the few remaining custom coachbuilders in Germany. Known for building ambulances, hearses, and other commercial vehicles on smaller M-B chassis, it was a fitting task for them to create a station wagon. According to famed Mercedes-Benz restorer Bob I Hatch, the Binz craftsmen most likely removed the standard bodywork from the front doors back. A one-piece roof panel was then fabricated, as was a new rear section, complete with folding rear seats and two-section tailgate. To create a seamless fit, the original rear doors were substantially modified, with vent windows incorporated. Other modifications were 190SL taillights (standard items being too large), polished, unpainted wheel covers, and a unique livery of medium gray over red leather. The finishing touch for Mrs. Foulke's wagon was the application of diagonal stripes, painted from the leading edge of the chrome belt molding to the lower rear edge of the door. The colors chosen were red and blue, to match her yacht club burgee. Binz assigned serial number 3 to the one-off wagon. 56 n 1956, Mrs. Caroline Foulke enjoyed a tri-city life with homes in Paris, New York, and Palm Beach, Florida, and that year, she walked into the New York City Mercedes-Benz dealership with a most Legend has it that Mrs. Foulke was so fond of her splendid wagon that she had it shipped by air from home to home. Years later, the car was sold, eventually coming to the attention of Bill Patton, a car collector from Orange County, California. It remained with him for many years, before being sold to collector Charlie Cawley. In Cawley's care, the car was repainted in its current shade of Midnight Blue. Approximately ten years ago, the unique wagon was bought by its current owner, a collector with an interest in one-offs. It was promptly sent to Hatch & Sons, who were to undertake a partial restoration. What ensued was the removal of the engine and interior, a thorough engine bay detailing, a mechanical rebuild, and an interior restoration. Once completed, the car was shown at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, where it was well received. This one-off station wagon is surprisingly archi- tectural in its features, a masterpiece of then-modern German coachbuilding. The interior is magnificent. Woodgrain surrounds the cockpit and extends across the dashboard, onto the door sills, around the flushfitting chrome window frames, and even surrounds the windscreen. The instruments and hardware are also impressive in their quality and spectacular in design, and the front compartment is generously equipped with a Becker Mexico radio, in-dash clock, and an optional air conditioning system, a necessity in humid Palm Beach. The passenger compartment and luggage area are similar in their deluxe appointments (woodgrain door caps, storage nets, and rich leather) and are meticulously finished with chrome hardware and thick carpets. Inside and out, the car remains in marvelous condition. 1955 Mercedes-benz 300Sc cabriolet A lot 68, s/n 5500028 condition 2Sold at $352,000 christie's, Monterey, cA, 8/16/2007 ScM# 46180 1956 Mercedes-benz 300Sc coupe lot 53, s/n 6500034 condition 2 Sold at $286,000 gooding, pebble beach, cA, 8/18/2007 ScM# 47100 1956 Mercedes-benz 300Sc coupe lot 81, s/n 6500166 condition 2+ Sold at $275,000 gooding, pebble beach, cA, 8/20/2006 ScM# 42632 Sports Car Market Photos by Pawel Litwinski © 2010 Courtesy of Gooding & Company


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A 300 of unusual grace, style, and distinction, this custom Binz-bodied wagon is a prize. It entertains at high-end concours and Mercedes-Benz club meets alike and is still quite capable of acting as an exclusive town car, just as Mrs. Foulke imagined it back in 1956. SCM Analysis This car sold for $242,000, including buyer's premium, at Gooding & Company's Amelia Island Auction, in Amelia Island, Florida, on March 12, 2010, against a pre-sale estimate of $200k–$300k. Imagine yourself a wealthy Manhattanite in the '50s, with a son in boarding school and gear to carry between multiple homes. A Bentley is already in the garage, so a distinctive wagon is just the ticket for a family hauler. The 300 sedan, just improved for 1956 in the “c” model, now featured M-B's low-pivot swing axle rear suspension, and could be ordered with air conditioning. This advanced luxury car served as the basis for Mrs. Foulke's wagon. The selection of luxurious wagons at the time was limited to the occasional coachbuilt Rolls shooting brake, so the choice seems obvious in retrospect. Originally Graphite Gray, now Midnight Blue—both work The popular but conservative Graphite Gray color was chosen, but with a broad red diagonal stripe on the door to personalize the car (not that one would have confused this unique car with another Mercedes). If the car had belonged to a Main Line resident, it probably would have borne a letter F in a circle on the tailgate, done in red to match the interior leather. This very wagon went through Dearborn Automobile Company in the 1980s. At that time, it was in nice original condition, needing only cleaning and service work to be a near #2 quality collector car. My appraisal price was the auction selling price By 1997, it was in the collection of Charles Cawley of Wilmington, Delaware, and Camden, Maine. Mr. Cawley had it repainted in dark blue. The odometer read 44,172 miles. I appraised it at $60k at that time. A year later, the car changed hands at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale auction, selling for $60k—right on my appraisal number. Having been around collector cars and auctions all my life, I can assure you it doesn't always work out that way. By 1999, the wagon was at Hatch & Sons of Hudson, Massachusetts, being restored for Palm Beach collector Lee Munder. I'm sure the car knew its way around the city. It's tempting to compare the various historical values of this car with those of the 300 and 300b/c four-door convertibles, themselves rare variants of the 300 sedan. A #2 quality 300c convertible might have traded for $60k in 1998, matching the '98 auction price of this wagon. Although improved by the 1999 Hatch restoration, the sale price of $242,000 at Gooding Amelia was 20% higher than I expected, and probably 20% higher than a similar quality 300c four-door convertible might have brought that day. All the things the market wants The present collector market seems to honor quality, rarity, and provenance, which this Mercedes has in abundance. To illustrate, today nice production cars like 280SLs lag behind the peak values of 1997, while the rarer (and more expensive) post-war Seat Time ricardo alarcón Jiménez, Bogota, COL: i own a Mercedesbenz 300c sedan, which i bought three years ago and then began to restore. it was a one-family car until it was bought by me. the Adenauer is a great car. it has plenty of room and is as comfortable as a modern car. the rear suspension, with its electric load leveler system, provides impressive stability for a car of this size. As you may know, following its debut, the 300 became famous as the “official car” of important people. now it is a great car for touring and Sunday rides with the family. M-Bs like the 1954 300S roadster have risen in value. I paid $165,000 in 2004 for the burgundy 300S roadster which sold at Gooding's Scottsdale auction in January 2010 for, coincidentally, $242,000. The astonishing runup of values of 300SLs since 1997 further illustrates this point. Less expensive Mercedes models like 1951–54 220 cabriolets and 1958–60 220SE convertibles have also held value or increased slightly since 1997. I can only attribute this to the scarcity of good examples. Some later M-B models, such as the 220SEb/280SE/3.5 convertibles, have dropped maybe 15% in value since 1997. As lots of good examples of these cars are extant, this makes them not rare, so the drop in value fits my thesis. As this wagon has quality, rarity, and provenance, I consider it a treasure well bought, and it probably made the seller a decent profit as well. A good deal for both sides, and happy news in any market. © (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding and Co.) July 2010 57


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American Profile 1999 Shelby Series 1 Roadster Prototype If all 249 production cars had been available in 1998, Shelby would have sold every one of them in an hour By Colin Comer Details years produced: 1996–02 number produced: 249 Original list price: $85,000, later $140,000 ScM Valuation: $75,000–$95,000 tune-up cost: $100 distributor cap: n/a chassis #: plate on driver's side dashtop Shelby build #: plaque on passenger side dash club: team Shelby More: www.shelbyautos.com; www.teamshelby.com Alternatives: 2000 panoz Esperante; cSx4000-Series Shelby cobra continuation roadsters; 2010 Ford Shelby gt500 Mustang ScM investment grade: c Comps 1999 Shelby Series 1 lot 1324, s/n cSx5125 condition 2 Sold at $126,500 barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/18/2010 ScM# 156702 Chassis number: PP1 “pre-production” #1 Series 1, which was featured on the cover of Motor Trend. With a carbon fiber body, sophisticated chassis, and T 58 Oldsmobile 4.0-liter Aurora V8 engine, it was considered a modern reincarnation of the 289 Cobra. It was the first Shelby vehicle built with a Shelby-designed chassis, body, and suspension. Weighing 2,650 lb, the 320-hp sports car went 0–60 mph in 4.5 seconds and recorded 12.8 seconds in the quarter-mile at 112 mph; top speed was 185 mph. A post-title supercharger package from Shelby propelled the car into supercar status, with 0–60 mph times of 3.2 seconds and the quartermile run in 11.35 at 124 mph. Approximately 80 Series 1 cars were supercharged by Shelby. Most Series 1s came in the signature silver color with blue stripes. This car, “PP1,” was used for dealer he Shelby Series 1 was a high-performance roadster manufactured by Shelby American from 1996 to 2002. Only 249 Shelby Series 1s were built, and this was the first running car, as well as the and public drives given by NASCAR legend Davey Hamilton and Shelby test driver Gary Patterson. The car will be listed in the Shelby World Registry and is sold on a bill of sale. SCM Analysis This car sold for $92,400, including buyer's premium, at Barrett- Jackson's Palm Beach Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach, Florida, on April 3, 2010. The Shelby Series 1 was indeed the first all-new Shelby design since the 1960s, and it is the only car ever entirely designed and built from scratch by everybody's favorite snake charmer. Development was underway by 1994, and the car was intended to be a 1998 model. The spec sheet read the way you would expect Shelby's dream car to be built—2,400 lb projected curb weight, 50/50 weight distribution, full aluminum chassis featuring extensive high-tech composite materials, a full carbon fiber body, all-aluminum 500-horsepower Oldsmobile quad-camshaft V8 originally developed 1999 Shelby Series 1 lot 2480, s/n cSx5213 condition 2+ not sold at $117,000 Kruse, Auburn, in, 4/27/2004 ScM# 33764 1999 Shelby Series 1 lot 4632324402, s/n 5cxSA1812xl000207 condition 2 Sold at $96,695 ebay Motors, houston, tx, 5/1/2006 ScM# 41627 Sports Car Market


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for the Indy Racing League, rear-mounted transaxle, huge brakes... the list was endless. Magazines clamored for coverage, and the Series 1 graced car magazine covers literally for years before anybody could actually buy one. Buyers lined up and placed hefty deposits for the proposed $85k 1998 car, only to later see the base price jump to $98k, then $113k, and then nearly $140k—and be told they had to wait years to take delivery. Enter the bad reputation Unfortunately, production constraints, EPA/DOT red tape, and the like led to an almost-3,000-lb car that instead used a production Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0-liter V8 making 320 horsepower, in addition to numerous production delays. Many early buyers ended up suing to get their deposits back, and the Series 1 gained a bad reputation. When the magazines finally got hold of cars to test, the performance results fell short of the promises of 12.8-second quarter-mile times and 4.4-second 0–60 mph sprints (as noted in the B-J catalog text). A number of early cars tested also suffered embarrassing mechanical failures, leading the automotive press to call the cars flawed and an unfinished product. Thanks to the use of proven GM parts like the Aurora V8 and a C5 Corvette 6-speed manual transaxle, the cars were actually quite robust mechanically. The chassis design was fantastic and the Series 1 handled exceptionally well. Interiors were a hodgepodge of more GM parts bin items, but such is the nature of a low-production specialty car. All Series 1 cars were silver, with optional center stripes in various colors. The cars sold through Oldsmobile dealers—remember those? Production cars trickled out of Shelby, the first being delivered in 1999 and sold through Oldsmobile dealerships (remember those?). By 2003, 249 Series 1 cars had been built, with quite a few still languishing unsold in dealer inventories. These original “production” Series 1 cars were sold as complete, certified new cars with 17-digit VINs. In an odd twist of fate, the company that acquired Shelby American during the Series 1 production went bankrupt in 2004. Shelby ended up buying the extensive inventory of remaining unfinished Series 1 cars and parts, and in 2005 offered a “Component” version Series 1. They were completely finished rolling chassis, minus engines and transmissions, sold as CSX5000 series cars. This eliminated the need for EPA and DOT certification, as the end user would complete the car, making it a kit car of sorts. These CSX5000 Series 1 cars were sold for around $100k. PP1 escaped cover for a demonstration Our Barrett-Jackson subject car, aka “PP1,” could be considered the most crude, but also perhaps the most famous Series 1. In January 1998, I was fortunate enough to talk my way into a ride in this car late one night, before B-J's Scottsdale auction, where it was to be on display. I wasn't at all bothered by the Camaro gauge cluster, radio, and HVAC controls that were apparently held in place by duct tape and friction. At the time, I don't think anybody would have cared, as the Series 1 was the most anticipated new supercar on earth—the second coming of the Cobra. PP1 sounded great, handled great, and went like hammers of hell. If all 249 Series 1s Shelby would eventually build had been on-site in Scottsdale that year, he would have sold every one of them in about an hour. But alas, they weren't, and he didn't, and the buying public is fickle. It really was a shame the timing didn't click, because these are usable performance cars with World Champion blood in their veins. Today, they're affordable too, as the current market for the original run of production Series 1 cars is from $65k–$100k, depending on mileage, condition, and whether or not they have a supercharger under the hood. This car may never see the road again And the subject car? Today, PP1 may be a little shop- worn and still rough around the edges, but it was the first fully functional example and will always be collectible for that fact alone. Unfortunately, as an untitled prototype that was sold on a bill of sale, I doubt it can ever legally see the road. However, all things considered, to be able to buy any serial number 1 Shelby, especially directly from Shelby American, is a big deal. And for the right collector, the guy with one of every other Shelby creation, at $92k this one has to go in the “well bought” column. Maybe someday the new owner will let me take a run in it just for old time's sake. I'll bring the duct tape. © (Introductory description courtesy of Barrett- Jackson.) July 2010 59


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Race Car Profile 1979 Williams FW07 Formula One In the history of F1, every once in a while a car has come along that completely changes the game. This was one of them by Thor Thorson Details Chassis number: FW0704 F1 teams, it has won 16 FIA F1 World Championships and seven Driver's Championships. The FW07 was a groundbreaking car regarded by many as the most innovative of its generation due to its superior aerodynamics, with small front wing, longer sidepods, and its highly efficient skirting system. It was the car with which Williams enjoyed its first successes. FW0704 was first driven by Australian Alan Jones W in competition in July 1979, when he won the German Grand Prix, having led the race throughout. In August 1979, Jones won again at the Austrian GP. He came 9th in the car (after battery failure) at the Italian Grand Prix in September, before winning again (and setting the fastest lap) at the Canadian Grand Prix. In October, he lost the rear wheel and failed to finish whilst competing at the U.S. Grand Prix. In 1979, Jones finished third in the Driver's Championship, before becoming World Champion in 1980. He started the 1980 campaign by winning the Argentine GP in January from pole position and setting the fastest lap in the same car, FW0704. For the next two decades, this car resided in the pres- tigious York Motor Museum in Western Australia, before being moved to Peter Briggs's new motor museum in Freemantle, near Perth. It is now being offered for sale for the first time since being purchased by Briggs from Frank Williams. The car is fitted with a dummy Cosworth engine. SCM Analysis According to Sotheby's, this car sold post-block at their inaugural Collectors Motorcars Auction in Melbourne, Australia, on April 18, 2010, for an amount the auction company would not reveal, but in excess of $465,000 ($500,000 AUD). Sudden spurts, then periods of constancy There is a theory in evolutionary biology referred to as “punctuated equilibrium.” It proposes that evolution 60 illiams F1, one of the world's leading Formula One motor racing teams, was founded in 1977 by Frank Williams and Patrick Head. One of the few independent is not a smooth and constant rate of change, but that it happens in sudden spurts, followed by periods of relative constancy. Whether this is in fact the case in biology is not the point, but it certainly seems to apply to the evolution of F1 design. In the history of F1, every once in a while a car has come along that completely changes the game. The designs that ran before are instantly outdated, and the next seasons are devoted to copying and trying to improve upon the new paradigm. Lotus has made a lot of them, with the 25 (monocoque chassis), the 49 (Cosworth DFV, engine as stressed chassis component), the 72 (wedge shape, side radiators), and the 78/79 (the first ground effects), but they're not alone. The Williams FW07 was another iconic game changer; it didn't invent anything new, but it changed the packaging in ways that made the existing ideas far more efficient in operation. The chassis ground effects were so good that it didn't even need a front wing. The FW07 arrived part way through the 1979 season and had teething problems that prevented a championship win that year, but it was a sufficiently dominant design that Williams won both the Driver's and Manufacturer's Championships in 1980, the Manufacturer's Championship in 1981, and remained seriously competitive into 1982. That was over three years, with 15 wins and 300 Championship points, for a single design (with B, C, and D variants)—an amazing run in that notoriously rapidly-evolving world. The ultimate iteration of the 3-liter F1 car What makes the FW07 iconic is that it is seen as the ultimate iteration (and effectively the end) of what we think of as the 3-liter F1 era. After the 1980 season, both safety concerns and technology conspired to forever change the face of the sport. The ground effects cars used aerodynamic shapes under the cars (“tunnels”) to generate downforce, and they were extraordinarily effective, but there was a problem in that the downforce wasn't linear. The suction from speed pulled the car down onto the track, which in turn caused more suction, etc. This 1980 Ferrari 312 t5 F1 lot 23, s/n MAt045 condition 2Sold at $660,000 gooding, palm beach, Fl, 1/22/2006 ScM# 40538 years produced: 1979–81 (all variants) number produced: 4 (Fw07); 17 (07–07d) Original list price: n/a ScM Valuation: $750,000–$1,000,000 cost per hour to race: $2,500 chassis #: tag in cockpit Engine #: center, back of block club: historic grand prix More: www.historicgrandprix.com Alternatives: 1979 Arrows A1; 1979 tyrell 009; 1979 Fittipaldi F6 ScM investment grade: b Comps 1970 Matra MS120 F1 lot 211, s/n MS12002 condition 2 Sold at $435,960 bonhams, Monte carlo, McO, 5/16/2005 ScM# 38535 1967 brabham-repco bt20 F1 lot 333, s/n F1266 condition 2+ Sold at $533,498 christie's, paris, FrA, 2/16/2007 ScM# 44298 Sports Car Market Photos: Sotheby's


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created two issues: First, it was entirely possible to go around a given turn at 140 mph using downforce, but impossible to go around that same turn at 100 mph if you didn't have enough downforce; and second, if something caused the suction to break (a bump, for instance, causing the side skirts to get stuck up), the downforce could disappear in an instant. There were some horrific crashes as a result, and the ground effects were severely limited from 1981 and completely banned in 1983. On the motor side, constructors figured out that a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine (allowed under the existing rules as an alternative) could produce far more power for much less weight than an aspirated 3-liter. By 1983, ground effects were gone and the 3-liter V8 cars were effectively obsolete. The FW07 was the last true giant before the end. I've often spoken of the combination of “collector” Seat Time Michael Gue, values and “weapons grade” (have fun playing with it) values in vintage racing cars. In anything open-wheeled, particularly anything newer than about 1960, the collector values are relatively small. People buy these cars to go race them, not to have them sit on display. As it turns out, vintage racing of Formula One effectively ends with the 3-liter cars; there are only sporadic events for anything newer. This means that for those racers with the ego, the wallet, the cojones (and hopefully the talent) to want to be at the absolute front of the fastest grid, the FW07 and a few of its clones are what you have to have. It's a very small market at the top, but the supply is also very limited, so values tend alpharetta, Ga: i purchased a williams Fw07 on a whim from a friend who imported the car from the u.K. it was the car in which clay regazzoni scored the first gp victory for williams, at Silverstone in 1979. it remains the only F1 car i have ever driven, albeit on the road outside my business. A beautifully simple and efficient design that put Frank williams and his team on the map. to be high. The best FW07s, fully prepared and ready to race, currently sell for close to $1m; the clones (Arrows, Tyrell) are about half that. Three chassis claim s/n 04 Our subject car, FW0704, sold for roughly $500k, which suggests that there were issues. And issues there were. First of all, there was a considerable amount of confusion about the chassis history. Chassis 04 was arguably the most important of the four 1979 cars in terms of race success, but there are three different chassis that have a claim on that number—this one, one that was given to the Middle Eastern sponsors, and one in the U.S. Williams has made an attempt to clear this up and has said that this is probably the real one, but after 30 years it's difficult to say with certainty (and the other owners will argue the point). Second, this car was badly wrecked while testing in 1981 and was sold off as a museum display, so it's anything but race-ready. The monocoque and suspension will require major repairs or replacement, it will need a new engine and most likely a transaxle, so it will require at least $300,000–$350,000 investment before it sees the track. Third, the car has been in Australia for 30 years and was sold in Melbourne, so it was presented to a limited market. It might have done better if presented in a U.K. auction, but whether it could even be exported from Australia (national treasure and all that) is a bit of an open question. There is a fourth factor, and it is admittedly subjec- tive. It is my considered opinion that open-wheeled cars do not and never have sold well at auction. I'm not sure why, but I suspect it has to do with the idea that collector values sell well in an auction setting, but weapons values don't. Collector values are easy to recognize and define by observation. Utilitarian values like “what's it going to take before I can race this thing safely?” require lots of inquiry and careful consideration, not easily available in an auction setting. There's too much uncertainty about this kind of car for real-time competitive bidding, with the result that formula cars always seem to sell cheap (if at all) in an auction environment. Selling postblock, it clearly did not meet the seller's hopes, but it did sell. Considering the issues discussed above, I'd say it was fairly bought, with the new owner having room to invest what is necessary to make the car a functional plaything, without being hopelessly under water. © (Introductory description courtesy of Sotheby's.) July 2010 61


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Market Reports Overview Spring Auctions Total $40m The American market again looked to be on the upswing, while U.K.-based sales struggled to keep up by Jim Pickering in March and April seeing both final totals and average prices per car either match or surpass the marks set in 2009. However, the outlook was not as rosy on the other side of the Atlantic, as the U.K. market again appeared to be struggling, with fewer consignments and lower final totals, each of which suggest that collector confidence, at least in the European market, is still being affected by the recent global economic crisis. RM returned to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for its O annual spring event at the end of March, selling 365 of 460 lots for a final total of $16m—an increase of $4.5m over last year's $11.5m total. Senior Auction Analyst Carl Bomstead noted 100 more cars on offer this year, including 138 lots from the collection of the late John O'Quinn, which accounted for nearly half of the final dollar total. Market-correct prices were the norm across the block, including the $212,750 paid for a 1935 Auburn 851SC convertible sedan—the high sale of the event. Barrett-Jackson's annual Palm Beach auction took place the following weekend, this year offering 463 noreserve lots, all of which added up to a final result of just over $20m. Auction Analyst Dale Novak found that compared to last year, where 487 lots made a bit over the same $20m, this year's sale reflected comfortable growth, with the average price per car up from $41k to $43k. Barrett-Jackson noted general attendance to be up 5%, with 50% of registered bidders reported to be Barrett-Jackson first-timers—excellent news for the American market in general. ver the past few months, the U.S. market has continually shown itself to be on the rebound. Early spring sales returned more positive results, with a number of locations Sales Totals $16,018,580 RM Auctions, Fort Lauderdale, FL Barrett-Jackson, Palm Beach, FL Bonhams, Hendon, UK Erkelens & Olson, North Salt Lake, UT H&H Auctions, Buxton, UK $1,081,974 $1,575,083 $1,778,809 The RAF Museum in Hendon once again hosted Bonhams at its annual mid-April event, with 51 of 55 lots on offer trading hands for a combined $1.8m. Senior Auction Analyst Paul Hardiman noted that although last year's $5.4m for 76 of 85 lots looked like a far cry from what was achieved this time around, among the lots on offer, several cars made well over their pre-sale estimates, including a 1961 Lotus Elite SII that hammered sold at $68,774 (see the profile, p. 52). On April 21, H&H returned to Buxton's Octagon Theatre, selling 37 of 57 lots for a final total of $1.1m, headlined by a 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe that made $271k. Hardiman found totals there to be down nearly $900k, compared to 2009's event, but as was the case in Hendon just a few days prior, several lots brought well over the expected range, including a 1930 Lagonda 2-Liter Supercharged tourer that set a new world record at $228k. By order of the U.S. Marshals service, alleged Ponzi schemer Jeffrey Mowen's eclec- tic collection of hot rods, muscle cars, and customs went under the hammer at Erkelens & Olson's North Salt Lake City, Utah, auction in early April, and SCM Auction Analyst Gary Lindstrom was there to record 102 of 110 lots selling for a combined $1.6m. Interest was high, in part due to the high-profile Mowen case, and a reported 700 bidders on-site paid an average price of $15k per car to take home part of the collection. Finally, if topless cruising is what you're after, this month's report on recent eBay Motors sales should have just the roadster for you. © 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 Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1970 Ferrari 365 GtB/4 Daytona coupe, $271,040—H&H, p. 124 2. 1930 Lagonda 2-Liter Supercharged tourer, $228,690—H&H, p. 118 3. 1935 Auburn 851SC convertible sedan, $211,750—RM, p. 66 4. 1931 Cadillac Model 370A V12 convertible coupe, $209,000—RM, p. 66 5. 1954 Buick Skylark convertible, $187,000—RM, p. 70 6. 1965 Shelby Cobra Custom roadster, $184,800—B-J, p. 84 7. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 convertible, $165,000—B-J, p. 84 8. 1935 Packard Twelve Model 1208 convertible sedan, $165,000—RM, p. 68 9. 1938 Jaguar SS 2½-Liter drophead coupe, $153,765—B, p. 96 10. 1933 Talbot AV105 roadster, $149,072—H&H, p. 122 62 1. 1955 chevrolet corvette 265/195 roadster, $140,250—rM, p. 72 2. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS5 convertible, $68,200—B-J, p. 90 3. 1989 Bentley Turbo R saloon, $18,000—E&O, p. 106 4. 1953 Austin-Healey 100 roadster, $66,249—B, p. 96 5. 1957 Bentley S1 saloon, $57,596—H&H, p. 120 Sports Car Market Best Buys $20,074,505


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RM Auctions Fort Lauderdale, FL Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale Many Corvettes achieved impressive numbers, while 138 of the late John O'Quinn's cars accounted for nearly $7m of the total Company rM Auctions Date March 26–28, 2010 Location Fort lauderdale, Florida auctioneer brent Earlywine, Mike Shackelton automotive lots sold / offered 365 / 460 Sales rate 79% Sales total $16,018,580 High sale You want flames? We've got flames! Report and photos by Carl Bomstead Market opinions in italics upswing, they had to look no further than RM's Ft. Lauderdale sale in March, conducted under the auspices of Donnie Gould. Sales were up by about $4.5m and 100 more cars were sold than last year. Impressive numbers indeed. A big assist to the numbers was the inclusion I of 138 cars entered at no reserve from the estate of Houston collector John O'Quinn, who passed away in October 2009 in a single-car accident. His collecting interests were eclectic, as illustrated by the offerings here: Batmobiles, hot rods, classics, “Bubbletop” Corvettes, muscle cars, and most anything else in between. When the dust settled, almost $7m of the total came from his collection. Corvettes were plentiful, with 36 offered and two- thirds of them finding new homes. A unique one-off '64 coupe that was designed under the direction of GM's famed style chief Bill Mitchell realized $116,600, and a '54 with a plastic “Bubbletop” was hammered sold at $140,250. Figure that's about $100k for the car and the rest for the top, which originally sold for $500. A 2007 f the economists, with their banks of computers and stacks of other data, were looking for positive signs that the economy was on the 1935 Auburn 851Sc convertible sedan, sold at $212,750 Buyer's premium 10%, included in sold prices Daytona Budweiser Shootout Pace Car failed to meet the seller's expectation when it was bid to $37,000, and a '78 Pace Car met the same fate when it was bid to only $16,000. A 1960 fuelie with a recent Bloomington Gold to its credit would have had a welcomed reception in my garage, but $112,750 was not in the budget. The “cute as a puppy” award goes to a delightful 1958 Vespa 400 Ft. lauderdale, Fl convertible, which was restored as a tribute to the one used in the recent movie “When in Rome,” with Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel. Others given consideration for the prize were a 1957 BMW Isetta, a 1954 Kaiser-Darrin, and a well presented 1938 Bantam Boulevard delivery. Those who feel CCCA Full Classics are from a lost generation would almost certainly change their opinion after attending this auction. Over a dozen were presented, and all but one found new homes at market-correct prices. A delightful 1935 Auburn 851SC convertible sedan, which once was owned by the mayor of Auburn, was the top-performing car of the event, as it was hammered sold for $212,750. The auction was spirited and the cars moved quickly across the block, with enough variety to appeal to all. And to top it off, I made my annual visit to Ernie's for the best conch fritters in Florida. © $5m $10m $15m $20m $25m 0 Sales Totals 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 64 Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions Fort Lauderdale, FL eNGLISH #828-1963 MORGAN PLUS 4 roadster. S/N 92732. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 5,520 miles. Wood framed body on a steel chassis. Acceptable paint with evidence of use, minor chip in glass, interior shows no noticeable care of. A wise purchase that will return every penny spent. money here was a bit light, and another $5k would not have been out of the question. Well bought. issues. Comes complete with side curtains. Stated to be an original car. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $22,000. Morgans have a cult following, but the devoted were not present here, as this one sold for well off the money. Another $5k would have been just fine considering the wellmaintained original condition. ItaLIaN #809-1958 VESPA 400 convertible. S/N 021197. Yellow/black vinyl/yellow & gray vinyl. Odo: 9,938 miles. Restored to replicate the one that appeared in the 2010 movie “When in Rome,” with Kristen Bell. It's thought that only 23 are in running order in the U.S. Respray aMerICaN #733-1910 BUICK MODEL F touring. S/N A3570. Wine red/black fabric/black leather. Odo: 13,393 miles. Buick Models F and G were two-cylinder cars, while others were four. All were painted wine maroon with red wood spokes. Older restoration looks a bit worn, leather seats a bit tattered. Numerous tOP 10 no. 4 #765-1931 CADILLAC MODEL 370A V12 convertible coupe. S/N 1004806. Blue & tan/tan fabric/tan fabric. Odo: 94 miles. Sold by famed Los Angeles Cadillac dealer Don Lee. Recent restoration to high standard, complete with sidemounts and twin Pilot Rays. Wonderful burled wood on dash. Large paint chip on hupcap, good brightwork, light patina on leather seats. Presented on impressive 140-inch wheelbase. Comes with copy of build sheet. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $209,000. The quiet and smooth V12 engine makes these delightful touring cars... and there's even room for your mother-in-law in the rumble seat. Price paid was not out of line considering the quality of restoration. to a high standard, engine highly detailed and polished. Very nice interior. Cute. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $38,500. These were built in France and did not compete with the Italian Fiat 500. This was a bunch of money for a little-known microcar, but the movie tie-in helped. The new owner has to haul around the poster, however, whenever he takes it out—and I doubt it'll fit in the car. GerMaN #315-1957 BMW ISETTA 300 coupe. S/N 505574. Pale yellow/black vinyl/green vinyl. Odo: 13,699 miles. Powered by a one-cylinder two-stroke air-cooled engine. Known as “das rollende Ei”—the rolling egg. Well-restored example with a few minor paint issues. Lever to switch to reserve gas tank missing. Wellappointed interior, factory sunroof. U.S. fourwheel version. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $31,350. One of these shows up at almost every auction, and prices have been all over the board. The 66 paint chips and blemishes, brass dented and scratched. Mechanical brakes on two wheels. From the O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $55,000. With the small two-cylinder engine, this will put you at the back of the line on any Brass tour, and steep hills will be an issue. It needs some attention to get it back to its prior glory, but it does not make financial sense to get too carried away. A very fair price if you stay on the flat land. #756-1931 PACKARD 840 Deluxe Eight convertible coupe. S/N 188730. Two-tone red/black fabric/black leather. Odo: 63,609 miles. Coupe body on a 140-inch wheelbase chassis. Optional sidemounts and trunk rack, missing sidemount mirrors. Fitted with Senior Trippe driving lights, donut chaser hood ornament, rumble seat, and golf club door. Older respray has a few issues, brightwork pitted and scratched. Ready for CCCA and Packard Club touring. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $99,000. This would most likely score in the low 90s in serious judging. It's hard to justify a complete restoration, but it'll make a wonderful driver and tour car once the minor issues are taken tOP 10 no. 3 #412-1935 AUBURN 851SC convertible sedan. S/N GH5008. Tan/brown fabric/tan leather. Odo: 39,760 miles. Once owned by the mayor of Auburn. Equipped with Schwitzer-Cummins supercharger and Columbia two-speed rear end. Chrome headlight buckets, excellent paint is not to show standards. Junior Trippe driving lights fitted, but it's a Senior car. Notice on dash states car has no brakes. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $211,750. The top sale of the auction. I think Auburns, with the exception of boattails, have been undervalued for years. Getting a well-maintained supercharged open car for a touch over $200k is not bad at all. Well bought and sold. Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions Fort Lauderdale, FL tOP 10 no. 8 #770-1935 PACKARD TWELVE Model 1208 convertible sedan. S/N 873332. Maroon/tan fabric/tan leather. Odo: 4,135 miles. Older restoration has been well maintained, driven on several CCCA CARavans. Complete with Trippe lights, sidemounts, and trunk rack with bumper miles. Ray Evans reorganized the American Austin Company into American Bantam and made about 6,000 cars from 1938 until 1941. Only 70 Boulevard Deliveries were made, mainly used as delivery vehicles for high-end retailers. Restored to a high standard and cute as could be with red leather interior and striking graphics. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $42,900. It was hard to question the price paid here, as microcars of every ilk are of interest and few of these ever surface for sale. All things considered, this was a fair price. guard. Senior #1117 from 1984. Paint shows well, pleasant patina to interior, very attractive burled wood trim. Engine clean, with porcelain burned off manifolds. From the O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $165,000. The '35–'36 Packard Twelves are not as desirable as the '33–'34s or the later '37-'38s. As such, the price paid here was strong, but it wasn't out of line. It's not financially feasible to re-restore this, so it's best to use it as a delightful tour car. #818-1936 FORD DELUXE roadster. S/N 2915622. Black/tan fabric/tan vinyl. Odo: 90,246 miles. One of less than 4,000 1936 roadsters built. Older restoration shows well. Powered by 21-stud flathead V8. Paint chipped and cracking in several areas, blisters are a rust #804-1941 CADILLAC SERIES 62 convertible. S/N 8345419. Maroon/tan fabric/red leather. Odo: 40,015 miles. Recent respray, new top. Bumper scratched and taillight plastic broken, trim a bit dull due to age. Attractive red leather interior clashes a bit with maroon streaks. Fitted with many dealer-added options. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $71,500. Several price guides tell us that these should push six figures, but the market says otherwise. This is about the going rate for a strong car, although they are slowly moving upward. This one was well bought and sold. #736-1948 FORD SUPER DELUXE convertible. S/N 899A2201066. Maize Yellow/ black Haartz cloth/maroon & tan vinyl. Odo: 250 miles. Older restoration has seen little use since completion. Quality respray in an attractive shade of yellow with a couple of very livery. Fitted with radio but no fog lights. A comfortable tour car. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $52,250. High point examples sell for close to six figures, but this one had a list of needs. As such, the price paid was about right. It won't win any major awards, but it will provide lots of smiles per mile on the open road. #752-1942 BUICK SUPER convertible. S/N 14338392. Light blue/tan fabric/blue leather & tan fabric. Odo: 2,925 miles. One of 2,454 built before attention was turned to the war effort. Fender skirt loose, lettering worn on hubcap, right rear window shows a fit issue. concern. Top stained, wind wing delaminating, bumpers worn. Period-correct Ford radio. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $35,750. A very desirable roadster, but there's a boatload of work ahead if the new owner wants to upgrade its condition. I'd suggest driving it as-is for a while before making the decision. Depending on the bodywork needed, this may have been an excellent buy. #451-1938 BANTAM BOULEVARD delivery. S/N 61708. Gray/red leather. Odo: 285 minor imperfections, LeBaron Bonney interior properly fitted. Equipped with fog lights and bumper guards. The “Karate Kid” learned his moves polishing one of these. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $88,000. Wow, I wonder if the buyer thought he was buying a Sportsman rather than a plain old convertible... This was a very nice car, but the price paid was way over my $65k– $70k estimates. All the money. #754-1948 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER Very attractive leather and fabric interior. Older AACA First. From the O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $56,100. Last seen at RM's Phoenix sale in January '04, where it was offered from the MBNA collection and sold for $56,100 (SCM# 32163). Driven five miles since. There has been no movement in price in the six years since, but some TLC will likely change that. Well bought and sold. #777-1947 CADILLAC SERIES 62 convertible coupe. S/N 8450537. Yellow/ black fabric/black leather. Odo: 6,595 miles. CCCA National Premier First, recently used on CARavans. Attractive yellow livery with minor signs of road use. Leather interior in good order, engine clean with with no leaks or 68 Sports Car Market Town & Country convertible. S/N 7408087. Green & wood/tan fabric/green vinyl. Odo: 69,999 miles. Older restoration showing signs of neglect. Fitted with fog lights, dual spots, and bumper guards. Wood dry and separating, door out an inch or so at bottom. Correct window knobs, Fluid Drive transmission, awful green seat covers. The 22nd from the last 1948 Town & Country convertible built. From the O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 3. SOLD AT


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RM Auctions Fort Lauderdale, FL $79,750. A project, but very doable. These continue to light up the charts, and CCCA acceptance certainly helped the value, so spending some money here is not ill-advised—and it'll be even better if the new owner can do some of the heavy lifting himself. Just might prove to be a wise purchase. #792-1948 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL convertible. S/N 8H174797. Navy blue/tan fabric/blue leather & tan fabric. Odo: 39,463 miles. Older restoration still shows well, with nice paint and good brightwork. Fabric top dirty, presentable leather and fabric interior. New window rubbers. Engine well detailed decent interior, engine clean but not detailed. Fog lights and bumper guards fitted. Not eligible for the CCCA, as 1948 is the cut-off. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $88,000. Last seen at the Branson auction in April '03, where it was a no-sale at $70,000 (SCM# 30968). Since that appearance, it had been driven a little over 100 miles. Even as a #3 car, I have to say that this was extremely well bought, as a price in the low six figures would not have been out of line. Kudos to the buyer. #744-1949 CADILLAC SERIES 75 with correct period hoses, dash plastic in good order. Brake light scratched. An excellent driving Full Classic if properly maintained. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $57,750. The oil pump is the weak point of the Lincoln V12 engine, but fixes are available, and keeping the revs up while driving at lower speed also helps. The price paid here was most reasonable if all was well under the hood. Another $10k-$15k would not be out of line, considering this car's condition. #758-1948 PACKARD STANDARD woodie wagon. S/N 22932586. Navy blue & wood/tan leather. Odo: 11,121 miles. Northern birch paneling with wood tailgate. Wood dry and in need of attention, paint chipped and shows blemishes that indicate poor prep. Glass and bumpers scratched. Equipped with radio with fog and spot lights. Engine clean with no noticeable issues. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $110,000. I'm willing to bet this is on its way to a new life in a limo service. The price paid was way out of line as a collector car, but I don't think you could build one for commercial use for what was paid here. Well bought, depending on its future. #452-1953 BUICK SKYLARK convert- and heater. Lots of work ahead. Includes a modern matching teardrop camper that sleeps two friendly people. From the O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $57,200. Considering the needs, I'd have to say that this was fully valued. I have no idea what the new trailer was worth, but think it added about $7,500 to this sale. I hope the new owner can do some of the wood work in his own shop. #795-1949 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER Town & Country convertible. S/N 7410837. Maroon & ash wood/tan fabric/maroon leather. A later production Town & Country, as body color panels replaced Di-Noc inserts. Older restoration that has lost some of its pop, but is still very presentable. Window rubbers worn, 70 ible. S/N 16993792. Maroon/white vinyl/red & white leather. Odo: 14,866 miles. 322-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Five-year-old restoration, but paint is tired, with numerous scratches and blemishes. Good panel fit, some missing paint on grille. Attractive interior is well fitted, engine bay clean. Incorrect horn button, horn ring loose. One of 1,690 built. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $121,000. This Skylark sold at RM's Phoenix auction in January '05 for $91,300 (SCM# 37404), and the odometer had not moved since. Custom Seven Passenger sedan. S/N 497534516. Silver/black fabric. Odo: 1,010 miles. Modern 500-hp V8, newer Cadillac wires. Interior fitted with modern black fabric. Silver paint done well, but in the era, it would not have been used on a formal car. Equipped Comments made at that time are consistent with the car's current condition, so I wonder when this Skylark was restored. These have sold for wild numbers, but they seem to have toned down of late. Even so, this price was fair all around, considering how expensive they can be to restore. tOP 10 no. 5 #445-1954 BUICK SKYLARK convertible. S/N A1044429. Titian Red/ white vinyl/red & white vinyl. Odo: 78,002 miles. 322-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Recent restoration to a high standard by a noted Skylark restoration specialist. Excellent panel fit and alignment, brightwork sparkles. Superb top fit, no issues with interior. Fitted with power windows and 40-spoke Kelsy-Hayes wires. White fender liners. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $187,000. Last seen at this same location in February '08, where it sold for $74,800 in white with a black top (SCM# 52011). Seen before that at Mecum's Kissimmee sale in December '07, where it failed to sell at $120,000 (SCM# 47894). Last time SCM covered it, the reporter noted that someone could spend $50k or so on the restoration and come out just fine. I don't know the exact amount spent, but the price paid here seemed a bit light for a Skylark of this quality. Well bought. #776-1954 KAISER-DARRIN convert- ible. S/N 161001358. Yellow/yellow vinyl. Odo: 57,932 miles. Unique sliding door design by Dutch Darrin. Older restoration shows signs of use and age, with paint loss on rear deck area. Engine filthy with oil leaks from filter, interior no longer fresh. Needs serious attention. One of 435. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $77,000. The first fiberglass car built in the U.S., the Kaiser-Darrin was introduced one month before the Corvette. These have sold for as much as $175k-$200k, but to achieve that kind of money, they need to be in much better condition than what was presented here. Even so, the price paid was a bit light, so this was well bought with room to make some improvements. #762-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N E54S002095. Black/tan fabric/ red vinyl. Odo: 13,395 miles. 235-ci 155-hp Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions Fort Lauderdale, FL straight-6, 3x1-bbl, auto. Older restoration has a neglected look. Color stated to be documented from new, but that documentation is not provided, and I've seen a dozen or so of the original four black examples in the last year alone. Several cracks in fiberglass, rear license plastic cracked, paint shows serious polishing swirls. Carpet filthy, engine dirty, window washer not hooked up. Needs attention. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $56,100. Last seen at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale sale in January '03, where it sold at $79,920 (SCM# 30059), and driven 13 hard miles since. Use it or lose it, and this one was losing it due to a lack of attention. If the color can be documented, this was a screaming deal. If not, the price paid was about right, considering the car's condition and needs. #740-1955 CORVETTE roadster. CHEVROLET S/N VE55S001658. Gypsy Red/clear plas- tic/tan vinyl. Odo: 39,061 miles. 265-ci 195hp V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Rare aftermarket plastic “Bubble Top” was one of 25 made by Model Builders of Chicago, but is badly chipped price seemed like all the money for a car with an incorrect engine and other mods, and it just screamed “look at me,” so it's not for the shy and retiring. Well sold. #486-1956 PONTIAC STAR CHIEF convertible. S/N K856H445. Silver & white/white vinyl/red & white vinyl. Odo: 8,246 miles. 316-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Stated to have had a body-off restoration. Respray in an attractive color combination. Dash plastic worn, bumpers leather & fabric. Odo: 65,382 miles. 365-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Priced at $13,074 when new, only 400 built. Stated to have the complete vanity set, including magnetized glovebox, drink tumblers, and one ounce of Arpege perfume, among other items. Bubbles and poor touchup to hood, chrome dull, trunk does not close easily. Right window broken. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $82,500. Examples in excellent condition can bring twice what was paid here. The vanity set is worth $10k on its own, but it needs to be verified for authenticity. This one needed a ton of expensive work, and I'm afraid it'll put the new owner upside down in a hurry. Best to fix the obvious problems and just drive and enjoy. Well sold. scratched, window fur not replaced. Equipped with skirts, Continental kit, and wire wheel covers. Strato-Flight Hydra-Matic transmission. A strong presentation. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $79,750. Much nicer than Lot 149, the '57 Star Chief that was a no-sale at $27,000, but this was a bunch more money as well. The price paid here was close to #1 money for a #2 car, and I think the striking color combination made the difference. #454-1956 LINCOLN PREMIERE convertible. S/N 56WA4211812. Island Coral/ black fabric/coral & white vinyl. Odo: 42,373 miles. 368-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Updatedfor-1956 styling based on Lincoln's concept XL-500 and XM-800. Wild Island Coral livery around edges. Otherwise restored to high standard, with excellent paint and typical panel fit. Engine bay sparkles. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $140,250. Reportedly sold at the Kruse Scottsdale auction in January '08 for $270,000 (CM# 49100). Two years later, it goes for less than half. Price paid was about right for the Corvette itself, with the top thrown in for free. Extremely well bought. #462-1956 MERCURY MONTEREY 2-dr hard top. S/N 56ME27311M. Black & yellow/ black & yellow vinyl. Odo: 93,560 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Called the “Big M” in Mercury advertising. Bold but period-correct paint, also fitted with Continental kit and lake pipes. Later 351 V8 installed, along with addon gauges. Older restoration with some paint issues, window rubber aged, interior shows wear. From the O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $31,900. Last seen at Kruse Dallas in November '03, where it sold for $21,600 (SCM# 31905). No miles noted since. This 72 with a few nicks and blemishes, chrome bumpers scratched, steering wheel cracked. Engine clean and tidy, interior in good order. Hard to miss on the road. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $79,200. This was a ton of money for a car that's not for the faint of heart. It'll get a bunch of attention, but who knows how much of that will be thumbs up. Well sold, and I hope the new owner enjoys the attention. Brougham 4-dr hard top. S/N 5770130879. Arlington #490-1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO Green/brushed stainless/green McCulloch supercharger. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $30,250. One of only 588 made, and with such odd styling, you might say that was for a good reason. Last seen at the Kruse Auburn sale in September '98, where it sold for $18,113 (SCM# 1825). If you had to have the “Last Packard,” then the price was about right, as this one needed a respray and a new leather interior. #316-1959 NASH METROPOLITAN convertible. S/N E71010. Coral Red & Snowberry White/black checkered fabric & white vinyl. Odo: 86,068 miles. The Metropolitan was marketed by both Nash and Hudson, and it became a separate marque in 1957, distributed in the U.S. by American Motors. Paint shows orange peel and chips on hood, aerial is missing. Cute, but needs some attention. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $25,300. Microcars are a hot ticket of late, but this one sold for all the money, considering the needs noted. Earlier convertibles tend to be valued several thousand dollars higher than Sports Car Market #469-1958 PACKARD HAWK coupe. S/N 58LS1216. Red/tan leather. Odo: 53,758 miles. 289-ci supercharged V8, auto. The last effort for the once-proud Packard name. Older restoration showing signs of time. Interior tired, paint with buffer marks and numerous touchups. Bolt-on fiberglass “fish-lipped” grille,


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RM Auctions Fort Lauderdale, FL #507-1960 CADILLAC ELDORADO Biarritz convertible. S/N 60E015566. Sienna Rose/white vinyl/white leather. Odo: 31,850 miles. 390-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Unusual but attractive paint applied to a high standard and now showing only minor blemishes. a good buy in anyone's book. This could have gone for another $10k without a issue. As such, this was well bought indeed. #414-1961 CHRYSLER 300G convert- ible. S/N 8413191458. Mardi Gras Red/tan vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 31,678 miles. 413-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. One of only 337 300G convertibles produced, and one of only 200 with factory a/c. According to the Chrysler 300 Club, only 50 are thought to still exist. Paint blister and touch-up on hood. Equipped the 1959-1962s, which is interesting, as the later cars featured a bit more power. The new owner should just use and enjoy, as the market will catch up. #187-1959 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL Mark IV convertible. S/N H9YC402167. Black/white vinyl/white & black leather. Odo: 80,476 miles. 430-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. One of 2,195 Mark IV convertibles produced. Six-way power seat and “Travel-Tuner” radio standard. Paint scratched, with bubbles and blisters Brightwork to a good standard, light scratches in window moldings. White leather interior shows well, bucket seats a plus. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $110,000. Buckets in a Biarritz add about $10k in value to the package. The price paid here was fair, considering this one's condition and striking livery. Well bought and sold. #165-1960 BUICK ELECTRA 225 con- vertible. S/N 8G1020969. Black/black vinyl/ black & gray leather. Odo: 87,554 miles. 401-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. The Electra 225 was Buick's fanciest model for 1960, and it featured lots of power options. Edgy paint with numerous with cross ram intake, Kelsey-Hayes wires, and power windows, top, brakes, and steering. Swivel buckets, Golden Touch radio. From the O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $101,750. Regardless of how you cut it, this was extremely well bought. Chrysler letter cars continue to be in demand, and this example with factory a/c could have easily realized half again as much. appearing in several areas. Black and white interior in good condition but needs cleaning, sun visor broken. Engine clean, outer moldings scratched. A ten-footer. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,800. This Mark IV Continental had some issues, but then again, it sold for a song. Not all appreciate the oversized atomic age styling, but if he drives this for a while then springs for a respray, the new owner should still be ahead of the game. Well bought. #413-1959 FORD GALAXIE Skyliner retractable hard top. S/N BF51106586. Red & white/red, white, & black vinyl. Odo: 38,775 miles. 292-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Body-off restoration in 2001, “Showcase Class Award” from the International Ford Retractable Club. Respray well maintained with a few minor issues noted, bumpers lightly scratched in places. #460-1961 PLYMOUTH FURY Sonoramic Commando convertible. S/N 3317106790. White & red/white vinyl/red & white vinyl. Odo: 1,338 miles. 383-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Sonoramic Commando based on Chrysler's “B” engine. Fresh restoration in an attractive color combination. Fitted with power top, power steering, and power brakes. Well scratches and nicks on hood, chrome lacks luster, seams splitting on driver's seat. Engine bay needs attention. A big impressive convertible. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $20,900. It would not take much to bring this up a grade, and the price paid was well under the money, so any checks written will be money well spent. Fix the seat and do a little paint work, and the new owner should be able to sell this Buick in the $40k range. #157-1960 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE convertible. S/N 2860S7731. Coronado Red/ white vinyl/red, white & silver vinyl. Odo: 39,694 miles. 389-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A Wide Track Pontiac that was very well appointed. Tri-color Morrokide interior and “MagicMirror” livery. Very nice respray with a few minor issues, brightwork also good with only a few scratches. Missing left rear beauty ring on wheel. Engine clean, interior well presented. An impressive Pontiac. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $25,300. Stylin' on the cheap. A big '60 convertible in decent condition for $25k should be Rebuilt engine, factory a/c, Cruise-O-Matic transmission, power steering. Attractive tricolor interior. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $40,700. Assuming there were no issues with the operation of the retractable hard top, this was very well bought, as factory air adds $3k-$4k to the overall value. Could have easily brought another $10k. Well done. 74 sorted interior, square steering wheel cracked, dash dials worn. A striking presentation. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $89,100. Several Sonoramic Commando engines were produced, and the size of the engine makes a huge difference in value. The 383/350 adds about 60%, but even so, the price paid here was strong. A quality restoration in the right colors made the difference here, and all parties should be happy. #496-1963 FORD THUNDERBIRD Sports Roadster convertible. S/N 3Y85Z143000. Rose Beige/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 56,835 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Dealer-installed Sports Roadster trim, factory a/c. Attractive Rose Beige livery with several blemishes and bubbles sprouting. Notice stating “Do not operate top” is a huge red flag, as the top is expensive to repair. Only 455 true Sports Roadsters were built in 1963, with body code 89 rather than this car's 85. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $38,500. This was valued Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions Fort Lauderdale, FL #494-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194675S109047. Glen Green/beige canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 62,532 miles. 327-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Stated to be numbers matching with documentation to back it up. Well-applied respray shows no issues. Fitted with factory a/c, power windows, power brakes, power steering, and side exhaust. Typical factory paint markings as a plain convertible rather than the much more valuable Sports Roadster—a factorybuilt example would have been another $20k or so. Hopefully the new owner knows plumbing, as fixing the top can be a real nightmare. #150-1964 BUICK RIVIERA 2-dr hard top. S/N 7K1224349. White/tan vinyl. Odo: 44,793. 425-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Largely the same as when introduced in 1963. Recent respray to good standard with a bit of orange peel, door jambs neglected. Desirable turbine wheels, brightwork has both scratches and buffer marks. Wood on console shows well, seats on engine. Knockoffs fitted with Goldline tires. A well-presented Corvette. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $67,100. I watched this Corvette sell at McCormick's Palm Springs auction in February '10, where it realized $54,600 (CM# 159270). I called it well bought at the time, and that was correct, as the new owner shipped it across the country and was able to make a handsome profit. Even so, the buyer here paid a market-correct price for a well-documented car, so he should have no regrets. and side panels in decent condition. Engine clean. One of about 38,000 produced. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $17,050. Considering this car's fairly average condition, the price paid was about right. We've seen these go for twice what was paid here, but the car needs to be almost perfect for that kind of money. Both buyer and seller should be happy. #431-1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 40837S104833. Blue/white leather. Odo: 51,045 miles. 327-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. One-off styling by Bill Mitchell for his friend Ozzie Olson. Restored 20 years back to its original configuration. Custom cast sidepipes, six taillights, chrome wires with three-bar knockoffs. Factory a/c, pearl blue paint. Interior a bit edgy, with some discoloring in places. A unique documented Corvette. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $116,600. Sold at Mecum's Bloomington Gold sale in June '09 for $106,000 (CM# 120790), but just a month earlier than that, it was a no-sale at Mecum's Indianapolis sale, where it was bid to $105,000 (CM# 120490). After his expenses, the seller made a few bucks for his nine-month ownership, and I'd bet there is still some upside after a little more cosmetic clean-up. 76 Gotham Garage recreation. From the O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $90,750. Holy depreciation, Batman! Sold at RM's 2007 Ft Lauderdale auction, where Mr. O'Quinn jumped the bidding from $115,000 to $216,000 and was an owner (SCM# 44270). The market for re-creations seems to be in the $80k-$90k range, so the price paid here was about right. Not for the shy and bashful. #362-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Custom coupe. S/N 194377S121578. Maroon/ red fabric. 510-ci 900-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Striking custom flame job, raised scoop on hood. Nitrous oxide, custom frame, 4-wheel disc brakes, wheelie bars, parachute. Interior fitted with Kirkey seats. Stated to have cost $200,000 to build. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $48,400. This showed only slight indications of #396-1966 BATMOBILE Replica roadster. S/N 9Y81S706130. Black & red/ black vinyl. 400-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. A recreation of the George Barris original, based on a 1979 Lincoln. Complete with Bat Ray protection, homing scope, and Bat Scanner. Maintained in very nice condition, with only a few minor touch-ups in paint. Looks like a use, so I wonder if it ever found the track. If you must have something like this, buying one already done is the only way to go, as you save yourself all kinds of money, as well as a lot of headaches. #441-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194677S115204. Marlboro Maroon & black/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 38,212 miles. 427-ci 435-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Older restoration of an L71 big-block car. Stated to have matching numbers with documentation. Attractive paint shows minor polishing marks, stinger lines not typical of factory production. Brightwork fading and shows minor pitting. A nice, driver-quality 435-hp Corvette. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $78,100. Last seen at Bonhams' Brookline sale in September '09, where it was a no-sale at $78,000 (CM# 143259). Zero miles had been covered since. The seller obviously had a change of heart, as he netted less selling it here, even before his transportation expenses were factored in. Often the first offer is the best offer. Well bought. #424-1999 SHELBY SERIES 1 convert- ible. S/N 5CXSA1818XL000213. Silver & maroon/black & gray leather. 4-L fuel-injected V8, 6-sp. Powered by an Oldsmobile Aurora V8 with a six-speed manual. All Series 1s were silver with optional center stripe in a choice of colors; final price when introduced was about $140k. In excellent condition with no glaring issues. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $99,000. Barrett-Jackson has sold two of these over the past year for $126,500 each (SCM# 156702 & 124595), plus the prototype at Palm Beach for $92k (profiled on p. 58), and others have sold for about what was paid here, so pricing these is like nailing Jell-O to the wall. I'd suggest the price paid here was fair all around. © Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL Palm Beach Collector Car Auction This was an inspiring sale, with a substantial percentage of first-time buyers, and the auction stand-out was the Shelby Series 1 prototype Company barrett-Jackson Date April 1–3, 2010 Location palm beach, Florida auctioneer Assiter & Associates, tom “Spanky” Assiter, lead auctioneer automotive lots sold / offered 463 / 463 Sales rate 100% Sales total $20,074,505 High sale B-J topped last year's figures across the board Report and photos by Dale Novak Market opinions in italics T he 8th Annual BarrettJackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction had all the elements: fantastic weather—actually a bit on the hot side—a great variety of makes and models at a wide range of values, and something for everyone, with plenty of food and drink and a good vendor marketplace. GM and Ford offered driving events, and one could even ride shotgun for some hot laps in a brand-new Chevrolet Corvette. In typical Barrett-Jackson fashion, it was all the fun of the county fair, with a chance to snap up a collector car while you were there. Barrett-Jackson's Palm Beach sale is different from Scottsdale. You'll see more drivers and fun convertibles, and there are plenty of great cars on offer at well under $50,000. And in addition to that, some very fine lots could be found this year, such as lot 675, a 1970 Buick GSX in #1 condition that grabbed $128,700, and lot 378, a 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 in excellent condition that sold for a strong $110,000. I have recently noticed a trend toward “oddball” cars bringing better and better money. As an example, lot 17, a 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier van, found $31,900, and lot 22, a 1982 Jeep Scrambler in #2 condition, hammered out at $33,000, including the buyer's premium. These types of cars are outside of the mainstream, and I believe you'll see more and more formerly unloved cars continuing to do well. Just my opinion, of course. High sale went to a 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Special 78 2011 corvette Z06 carbon Special Edition, sold at $297,000 Buyer's premium 10% (included in sold prices) Edition, which made a smashing $297k. The interesting part is that the buyer didn't even purchase the car on the block; it was part of a package to buy the first 2011 Z06 Special Edition Corvette, along with some additional GM perks when he takes delivery. As with all auctions, there were some bargains to be had. An SCMer wisely palm beach, Fl purchased lot 663.2, the 1999 Shelby Series 1 prototype known as “PP1.” This was the first running prototype for the series and thus was a bit rough on the edges, but still, it's the only one. It was supremely well documented and was purchased for $92,400, which is about the same money used Series 1s are finding in the market. Well bought. That car is profiled on p. 58. Corvettes were well represented too, such as lot 660.2, a 1967 big-block rag top that found $165,000, and lot 659.1, a 1959 fuelie that sold for a proper $100,100. For you small-block fans, lot 640.2, a 1966 L79 in very nice condition sold for $67,100. Memorable sales included lot 665.2, a 1965 Cobra custom roadster that crossed the block at $184,800, and lot 668, a freshly restored black-on-black 1968 Oldsmobile 442 convertible that changed hands for $128,700. Statistically, 2010 sales totaled $20,074,505 for 463 lots, as compared to total sales of $20,034,830 in 2009 for 487 lots. Year-to-year, the average sale amount per vehicle rose in 2010 by $2,217. Attendance was up about 5% over last year, and online ticket sales jumped 20%. Interestingly, nearly 30% of the buyers for cars selling over $100,000 were new buyers, while 50% of the registered bidders were first-timers. Overall, new buyers purchased 40% of the cars sold—an interesting statistic indeed in these uncertain economic times. © $5m $10m $15m $20m $25m $30m $35m 0 Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010


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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL eNGLISH #660-1956 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-4 BN2 roadster. S/N BN2L231273. Silver gray & red/black vinyl/maroon vinyl. Odo: 8,207 miles. Paintwork good but lacks attention to detail, driver's door out at bottom. Chrome and brightwork very nice, but still a notch below show, with some light pitting noted on windshield support. Gauges somewhat weathered. ItaLIaN #14-1987 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER Graduate convertible. S/N ZARBA5647H1045610. Red/black vinyl/ red & black leather. Odo: 59,043 miles. Paint shows multiple issues and lacks a good luster, chrome scratched and lifeless. Black trim weathered and sun bleached, emblem on trunk Plenty of excellent documentation. Converted to Le Mans specifications. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $77,000. Considered to be a semi-lightweight by Healey enthusiasts. This very nice 100 BN2 was completely restored from the frame up, and other than some minor issues with the quality of work done, it was a fine specimen that was ready to be enjoyed by the new owner. Considering the minor issues noted, it was somewhat well sold at the price paid. #652-1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk III BJ8 convertible. S/N HBJ8L36330. Gray metallic/black vinyl/maroon vinyl. Odo: 5,042 miles. Nice paintwork, passenger's door fit slightly skewed. Interior shows well with slight signs of use present. Sits very high at the rear, which is indicative of fresh springs that need some time to compress. Engine bay showready, wheels very nice but lag behind the balance of the car in terms of condition. Restored deck weathered and faded, small dents noted in body panels. Factory hard top included. Interior generally good, engine reported to be freshly tuned and serviced. A well used Alfa. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $10,450. I hope the buyer took a close look here, as this Alfa was in fairly rough condition overall. But it had the bonus of both a hard top and a/c, and with those figured in, I'd call the price paid fair for both parties. JaPaNeSe #685.1-1967 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER utility. S/N FJ4524517. Green & ivory/ two-tone green vinyl. Odo: 10,327 miles. Late-model Chevrolet Vortec 5.7-L V8 engine installed. Paint shows some swirls, orange peel, and small cracks in spots. Driver's door out at bottom, wide passenger's door gap. Exterior door handles in near-show condition. Fontana. A beater by condition, but a great part of New York and New England racing history. Beer keg used as gas tank. No passenger's door hinge. Solid body, paint dates to 1950 and shows OK, leather hood straps keep hood closed at speed. Engine bay decent. Spare vintage racing parts included. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $19,250. This had a very authentic feel and was well preserved given the use these type of cars received. Still, overall it was pretty rough, but not an eyesore, and it would make a great conversation piece. Given the overall presentation and authenticity, I'd call this a fair deal for both buyer and seller. #664-1953 BUICK SKYLARK convert- ible. S/N 16764364. White/black cloth/white & red leather. Odo: 6,798 miles. Paint decent, with some touch-ups noted. Glass shows overspray as well as some sandblasting marks. Driver's door wide at quarter panel, passenger's door out, trunk wide at rear valance. Pitted trim, cracked weatherstripping. Restored over time and as by Kurt Tanner Restorations. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $75,900. Last seen at Barrett-Jackson's Las Vegas event in October '09, where it sold at $74,800 (SCM# 148816). Won a Junior National First Place Award at the Southeast Antique Auto Club National Meet in March 2010. Overall, this was in stellar condition, as most Kurt Tanner restorations generally are. There were a total of seven Healeys on offer at this year's sale, and this was one of the best, selling for a market-right price based on presentation. 80 Very clean engine bay, but clearly driven and used. Interior very tidy and features added a/c. Previously owned by Alan Jackson. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $77,000. This Land Cruiser had a great look, and it drew lots of attention both before the sale and during its time on the auction block. I'm not sure if the Alan Jackson history played a role here or not. Well sold, but I can't fault the buyer, especially if he needed a terrific LC and is a Jackson fan. aMerICaN #615-1939 CHEVROLET racer. S/N N/A. Red & white/black vinyl. Raced by Joe needed, but looks well weathered overall. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $110,000. Claimed to be an original numbers-matching car, fitted with the 322-ci Nailhead V8 engine that produces 188 horsepower. 1953 Skylarks have brought staggering money in the past, but those values have fallen for all but the very best examples. This had a nice original feel to it, but the overall condition was lagging in many areas, so the price paid was pretty much market correct. #354-1954 CHEVROLET 3100 pickup. S/N H5400009948. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 1,697 miles. 235-ci I6, 2x1-bbl, 3-sp. Nearly show-quality paint shows only small issues here and there. Driver's door slightly skewed, passenger's door good. Chrome and trim nice and just a notch below show quality. Clean engine bay fitted with a Fenton cast-iron header and Offenhauser dual carburetor intake manifold. Wood bed looks fresh. Some soiling to driver's side of seat. Excellent in most every Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL regard. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $49,500. A super nice 3100 with only a few minor issues. It could move up a notch with a full detail and light freshening. Still, even with the issues noted, people were swarming all over it throughout the weekend. This is the new market for a nice example. Well bought and sold. #335-1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2-dr sedan. S/N C55A029378. Red & white/white leather. Odo: 10,755. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Paint heavily microblistered all over body, chrome worn off rear bumper. Driver's door out at bottom, rear valance cracked, wide gap at front fender, hood sits high on passenger's side. Glass scratched in areas, steering wheel pitted. Nice but somewhat odd interior—especially door panels. Few heavy dings in front Red. I still say 1956 Corvettes are undervalued and under-appreciated, as they're the third lowest production Corvettes built, and 1956 was the first year that Duntov played a more notable role in production examples. A market-correct result given the overall condition. #387-1957 FORD FAIRLANE 500 retractable hard top. S/N D7FW262717. Blue/ white/blue & white cloth. Odo: 84,386 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Decent paint overall. Driver's door pinched and out at bottom, passenger's door out at bottom, retractable deck sits high. Trim weathered, weatherstripping dry but not yet cracked, taillights pitted. Engine bay neat and tidy but not detailed or fresh. very good. Original-looking engine bay clean, but could use some additional detailing. Some scratches in glass, interior remarkably well preserved. Excellent chrome for age and claim of originality. “N” missing from “Nomad” on tailgate. Stated to run and drive nearly as new. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $66,000. The miles stated were claimed to be original, and aside from a decent repaint, the car had a great original look to it. A fantastic example. You don't see Nomads like this one all that often, and when you do, they tend to command a premium, so this price wasn't out of line. Both buyer and seller should be pleased. #343-1960 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 2-dr hard top. S/N 860K3485. Red & white/ red leather. Odo: 98 miles. 389-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Some touch-ups noted in otherwise decent paint. Driver's door skewed, trunk at rear deck out, hood gap good. Grille, headlamp trim, and wiper mounts pitted, other chrome and trim generally very nice. Electric exhaust cut-outs bumper, old school Cragar mags fitted. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $27,500. The big gaffe here was the paintwork... I suspect the new owner will find it wearing on him until he breaks down and has the car repainted. The custom leather interior was made to appear “period correct,” and while it was well done, overall it was pretty odd looking. It seems like values of Tri-Fives are clawing their way back up, but only for the best examples, and this wasn't one of them. Still, both parties should be happy with the price paid here. #638.1-1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N N/A. Venetian Red & cream/ white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 74,497 miles. 265ci 210-hp V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Trunk gap wide on driver's side, hood gap uneven along windshield. Paint shows some issues in prep and application, especially in grille area. Crack in body on passenger's side near the hood. All knobs and gauges fairly weathered and showing little luster. Soiled top, driver's side seat flat. Frameoff restored, claimed numbers-matching engine. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $62,700. One of only 3,467 produced, and one of just 1,043 built in Venetian 82 Seats are a combination of vinyl with cloth insets. A partially restored car. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $34,100. Retractables are a mixed bag of nuts in the market, as certain examples pull in bigger money than others. Like many cars, it all comes down to the colors and the quality of the restoration, and this one just lacked the sizzle you'd like to see on a 1950s cruiser. It could have done a few thousand dollars more without raising any eyebrows, so the buyer did well here. #634-1957 CHEVROLET NOMAD wagon. S/N VC570143057. Bronze & white/ black & cream vinyl. Odo: 34,367 miles. 283ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint in door jambs looks original, other paint appears to be newer. Driver's door wide at fender, other gaps look channel exhaust from side dump to rear exit. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $29,700. This was a super nice Bonnie that had been carefully modified to not depart too much from the original build. The overall presentation was very nice, and it'll make a great boulevard cruiser that will get up and go when needed. Electric exhaust dumps will undoubtedly be a fun option at the local cruise night—especially at stop lights. A market-correct price for condition. #103.1-1961 CHEVROLET IMPALA Fire Chief 4-dr sedan. S/N 11869S254477. Red/ black/tan vinyl. Odo: 45,916 miles. 283-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Decent body, paint shows multiple flaws and some prep issues. Weatherstripping dry and cracked, chrome and other brightwork pitted and surface rusted. Interior fairly weathered but still shows OK as a driver. Lots of rattle-can black used under the hood, some of it over grease and grime. Decals are not original to the car, but it did start life as a genuine fire service vehicle. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $15,400. The car card proclaimed this to be “fully re- Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL stored,” but the quality of the work just wasn't that good. Just a fluff-and-buff special with some red lights on top. Fine for parades and events, but a bit pricey as it sat. Well sold. #17-1964 CHEVROLET CORVAIR Greenbrier van. S/N 4R126S101451. Copper & white/tan & black vinyl. Odo: 18,493 miles. Some dry spray noted in paintwork, body putty repair under lifting paint on passenger's side. New weatherstripping, nice rear bumper, steering wheel chipped, wiper scratches on windshield. Fitted with T3 headlamps. Reported to have had a $40,000 full frame-off restoration. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $31,900. A good example of how some oddball vehicles are doing well in the current market. Not mainstream by any means, but that's part of the appeal for collectors and general buyers. Anyone can find and buy a nice Camaro—try to find another Greenbrier van in this condition. This generated a bunch of interest, and that paid off on the block. Well sold. #28.1-1965 FORD MUSTANG convert- ible. S/N 5F08A682373. Red/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 53,126 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Body putty heavily applied, paint shows runs and heavy sanding marks throughout. Stained paint on passenger's fender. Replated bumpers, most trim pitted. Interior heavily painted in body color areas, bench seat split in fuel injection, 4-sp. Boyd Coddington custom build, said to have cost over $300,000. Real AC body. Driver's fender has a few small dents, nose and driver's door appear to have been resprayed. Very nice chrome and trim. Engine bay is very nice but not as fresh as the day it was installed. Interior shows several small flaws. Fully documented. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $184,800. Documented by Boyd Coddington, with a folder full of original paperwork. Plenty was good here, and it was a shame to see it had rarely been driven since it was built in the late '80s. Let's hope the new owner exercises it properly. This is the only Boyd Cobra, so the new owner just might have an upside. #686-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194376S120239. Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 51,815 miles. 427-ci 425-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Some fisheyes noted in paint. Driver's door wide at roof line, passenger's door uneven at fender, headlamp bucket fit tight on passenger's side. Engine bay painted and detailed to NCRS specs, but with what looks like too much orange overspray on intake manifold and an oil-stained exhaust manifold. Interior sanding marks, brightwork needs polishing. Interior appears to be fairly nice but is locked. Inside trim slightly pitted, aftermarket radio fitted. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $27,500. Last seen at Carlisle's September '06 sale, where it was a no-sale at $33,000 (SCM# 43224). Since that time, only about 500 miles had been covered. This seems to be the new selling range for '66'67 SS Novas in good overall condition, and this one had a/c, which was a nice bonus. No harm done for buyer or seller. #617-1966 CHEVROLET IMPALA convertible. S/N 164676Y205389. Aqua/white vinyl/two-tone green vinyl. Odo: 13,959 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Sanding marks and orange peel in paint, replaced quarter panels, some rust bubbles forming on body. Fitted with a special-order numbers-matching 390-hp 427. Lower front bumper painted body color rather than factory silver. Driver's door out at bottom, rear. Rough engine bay with plenty of rattlecan fix-up and non-factory bits. Aftermarket Cragar mags in average driver condition. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $18,150. This was in generally shabby condition overall, but it still looked glamorous under the stage lights. There was nothing particularly good about this old 289 Mustang, but this is Florida, and a red convertible will always find a few eager buyers. There was lots of body putty throughout, so I don't think it'll be all that long before she starts to unwind. Well sold. tOP 10 no. 6 84 #665.2-1965 SHELBY COBRA Custom roadster. S/N C152181. Red/ tan leather. Odo: 221 miles. 427-ci V8, somewhat faded and lightly soiled. Fitted with knockoffs. Well documented. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $78,100. The car was judged on 4-1-95 by the NCRS, and at that time it was rated at 98.1, achieving a Top Flight award. Even the original battery was included, which had been refurbished and is for judging only. Given the condition and a less-than-sizzling color combination, this was slightly well sold, but I can't fault the buyer for keeping his paddle in the air for an L72 Corvette at this price point. #47-1966 CHEVROLET NOVA SS 2-dr hard top. S/N 118376N155437. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 35,088 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Microblisters and fisheyes noted in paint, along with some small touch-ups and masking issues. Trunk out at rear deck, other gaps good. Replated bumpers show some scratches and passenger's door wide at top. Very nice trim, light scratches in bumpers. Top in good condition but looks to be older. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $28,600. An interesting example, as it was basically a special-order non-SS Impala with all the SS goodies. Lots of documentation was present, including the original factory invoice, which came to $4,321.85—small-block Corvette money in 1966. Rust bubbles and an automatic on the column held this car back a bit, but it still should have brought more money considering the options and documentation. tOP 10 no. 7 #660.2-1967 CORVETTE convertible. CHEVROLET S/N 194677S109705. Red & black/white vinyl/black leather. Odo: 13 miles. 427-ci 435-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Older respray shows some minor dirt as well as one hair embedded into surface. Small rivets starting to show in body. Driver's door in at bottom, convertible boot wide on driver's side, passenger's door nearly pinched at front, headlamp tight on passenger side. Scuffs in center console. Fitted with headrests and knockoffs. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $165,000. 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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL auction, and the second highest Corvette. Last seen at Mecum's St. Charles auction in October '09, where it sold at $97,250 (CM# 143070). Stated to be a real red and black car, “as verified by the non-original trim tag,” and reported to have numbers-matching mechanical components. Big-block Corvettes are still big money cars, and for one like this, you can expect to pay around this kind of money—although I would want more solid documentation. #660.1-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194377S120301. Red & black/ black vinyl. Odo: 4 miles. 427-ci 435-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Body seams show in places, light scratches visible in paint, replated chrome with some sanding marks. Driver's door tight to quarter panel, headlamp bucket fit excellent, back window delaminating along bottom of trim. Very nice interior is mostly new. Fitted with bolt-on knockoff-style wheels. Cond: 2. Reported to be one of only 324 ever built. I used to own one of these, albeit a fastback, and I can tell you that they're not your everyday Mustangs. There was very little to find fault with here, and although white is not the most sizzling color, the new owner will forget that every time he drops his right foot. About spoton market money for one in this condition. Well bought and sold. #51-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194678S420008. Red/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 76,683 miles. 350-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Grille and nose point noticeably up and show lots of bubbles in paint. Heavily scratched chrome, wheelarches cut out all around for larger tires. Incorrect trim rings on wheels, flaking chrome along the most alarming item to note—but the car is white, so fixing it shouldn't be too hard. Firebirds generally lag behind Camaros in the market, but this one did well. A decent deal for both buyer and seller. #353-1968 FORD MUSTANG GT coupe. S/N 8T01X218737. Blue/white vinyl. Odo: 764 miles. 390-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. X-code special build with 390 engine, documented with factory build sheet. Rare original Ford 3x2 intake. Some orange peel noted in paint, gaps good in most all regards. Interior very fresh and looks great. Engine bay incredibly clean and nicely detailed, although a tad over-the-top in SOLD AT $128,700. One of two brought to the sale by the same consignor, the other being lot 660.2, a 1967 convertible. Both cars noted a non-original trim tag, so I'd want to see some other documentation to verify each car's color combination. Compared to lot 667, another 435-hp '67, which sold for $93,500, this one was well sold, as lot 667 was a slightly better car by condition and came equipped with a leather interior. #639.1-1967 FORD MUSTANG GTA convertible. S/N 7R03S117912. White/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 91,700 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Genuine S-code GTA convertible. Some fisheyes in paint along with small scratches and light orange peel. Passenger's door wide at quarter panel, headlamp body trim flares out on passenger's side. Very clean engine bay. Light pitting to wheel center caps, rear bumper shows small flaws. Center console lightly pitted. Documented with the obligatory Marti Report. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $63,800. 86 windshield frame. Interior slightly worn, but in good shape compared to the balance of the car. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $19,250. This wasn't a good Corvette in most regards. There was plenty of evidence of body damage to the front end, and the repairs looked amateur. Fitted with a 1970 Corvette engine and TH350 trans. I would have sat on my hands while this one was on the block, but as this was an all no-reserve sale, somebody was going to own it. Well sold. #338-1968 PONTIAC FIREBIRD convertible. S/N 223678U100794. White/white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 76,460 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Two owners from new, numbers claimed to match. Paint shows small bubbles, touch-ups, and microblisters. Passenger's door tight at top, trunk skewed. Nice chrome, trim well polished. Clean engine bay fitted with cheater top battery. Firewall rattle-canned black. Restored interior looks nice, but trim is lightly pitted. Average top fit. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $40,700. This Firebird drop-top was noted to have undergone a complete frame-off restoration in 2006, and it looked the part. The restoration was well done but was beginning to unwind in areas, with bubbles in the paint the presentation, with lots of chrome bits. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $27,500. The owner was present to answer questions about this car, and he went over just about every aspect of it, pointing out why it wasn't your ordinary Mustang coupe. The color was changed from the original blue to a more vibrant, modern hue, and the interior had some custom touches as well. A crowd pleaser all day long, and as buckets of money clearly had been spent here, this wasn't a bad deal for the new owner. #668-1968 OLDSMOBILE 442 convert- ible. S/N 344678M278907. Black/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 10 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Fresh restoration of an original claimed numbers-matching 442. Black paint impeccable, interior taut, clean, and concours ready. Small pitting noted on vent window Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL trim, slightly over-restored engine bay. Nearly zero flaws. Fitted with a/c, Positraction, power steering, power disc brakes, factory AM/FM radio, 8-track player, Rally Pack gauges, sport steering wheel and power rear antenna. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $128,700. One of only 1,518 convertibles built in 1968. The quality of the restoration was about as good as I'd ever seen, and the fact that it was black made the work done even that much more impressive. Perhaps the best car on offer here from a condition standpoint, and the buyers obviously recognized that and held their hands high. Toss your price guides out—cars like this are very hard to come by. This bid was probably around the cost of the restoration, so it was a fair deal by that standard. #69-1969 PONTIAC GTO 2-dr hard top. S/N 242379G104390. Teal Green/white vinyl. Odo: 23,677 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Garage-style paintwork is well done for a budget respray, with only light dirt and dimples noted. Weatherstripping badly chewed up in areas. Driver's door gap wide at fender, nose gap very good. Brightwork shows plenty of polish marks and light scratches. Very clean interior with custom-made seats to factory specs. Some overspray of interior dyes noted. Fitted with hood tach and factory a/c. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $27,500. An average-looking 1969 Goat with few options, although the white interior looked quite striking against the teal exterior. A decent car overall, and nobody will get hurt at this price. A fair deal. #656.2-1969 SHELBY GT500 fastback. S/N 9F02R481810. Red & white/black vinyl. Odo: 39,214 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Documented with a deluxe Marti Report. Some fisheyes in paint, light scratches in trim. Small dimple on front nose chrome, replated bumpers show well. Detailed engine bay and chassis, replacement engine block fitted. Interior shows light use but is generally well sorted. Equipped small spot of rust on windshield trim, light pitting on bumpers, both mirrors micropitted. Loose sail panels, chassis heavily undercoated. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $80,300. Mopars have been seemingly absent from most auctions as of late, and I believe it is because the market has cooled enough for guys to keep them parked in their garages. This was perhaps a wake-up call of supply and demand economics, as this example pulled a much higher bid than expected. Extraordinarily well sold. #659.4-1970 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER 2-dr sedan. S/N RM21V0A126411. Orange/black vinyl. Odo: 87,908 miles. 440-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Numbers claimed to match. Nice paint with no visible issues, both doors out, trunk pinched on passenger's side. Trim and brightwork in driver condition, engine bay reasonably clean but weathered in appearance. Well used interior looks tired. Gauges in dash yellowed, which is not all that uncommon for tunnel ram and dual fours. Taillights well weathered, custom interior shows well. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,800. Not a genuine SS, which is good to see, as you might as well start with an ordinary Chevelle when going the custom route. Cut hoods are not currently in style, and if you do it, you'd better have a 6-71 or 8-71 supercharger popping out. This came across as a quasi Pro-Street machine that was not done to super high standards. Overall, the car was in decent shape with lots invested, so at this price, no harm done—but there's not much of an upside in the future. #643.1-1970 PONTIAC GTO Judge 2-dr hard top. S/N 242370R110058. Gold/tan vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 50,251 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A real GTO Judge. Miles stated to be original. Some dirt in paint, but overall shows well. One small crack in rear spoiler, driver's door out at bottom, trunk lid out at rear. Chrome and trim very nice but not to show levels, with some dented pieces around grille area. Refreshed engine bay looks very nice. with a/c and power steering. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $99,000. This was a fine GT500 with only a few minor issues keeping it out of number one territory. Carroll Shelby terminated his agreement with Ford in the summer of 1969, and there are purists out there who don't see these later cars as genuine Shelbys... but that's an argument for another day. As it sat, this was well bought for just under $100k. #643.2-1969 PLYMOUTH GTX 2-dr hard top. S/N RS23L9G122448. Red & black/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 1,045 miles. 440-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Color changed from Yellow Gold to Scorch Red, upgraded from a 4-bbl non-a/c car to a 440 Six Pack with a/c. Driver's door out, trunk lid out slightly, small dings on top of hood. Pitted vent window trim, from both sales, transportation, and the sales commission the seller had to pay, the math just plain didn't add up in his favor. The market has spoken. #43-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE Custom 2-dr hard top. S/N 135370A179852. Red & black/red & black vinyl. 396-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Bodywork evident in rockers, new quarter panels installed. Driver's door wide at quarter panel, trunk lid out, hood gap wide on driver's side. Mostly newer trim, bumpers look new. Semi Pro-Street look with roll bar, large meaty tires, and cut hood with these old Mopars. V code in VIN designates the 440-ci Six Pack engine. Looks very good, but close examination tells a different story. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $64,900. Last seen at Mecum's Kissimmee auction in January 2010, where it was a no-sale at $58,000 (SCM# 158012). The seller wanted more, and he took a gamble that this no-reserve event would pull a higher number. However, factoring in the consignment fee 88 Seats have some light soiling, center console cover cracked, balance of interior shows a soft patina. Matching numbers throughout, comes with build sheet. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $45,650. Reported to be all original except for one repaint and N.O.S. carpet. 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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL simply look and feel right, and this was one of them. True, it wasn't in the best color combination, but it was a genuine documented Judge nevertheless. Fairly priced considering the color and the lack of a third pedal. #655.1-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 454 LS5 convertible. S/N 136670B192513. Red & white/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 67 miles. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Numbers claimed to match. Paint looks very good, chrome and trim excellent as much is new. Driver's door wide at fender, trunk tight on passenger's side, passenger's door per factory. Fitted with T3 headlamps and smog pump. New interior fresh and tight, some original interior parts have light pitting. Older trim along convertible top shows age. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $68,200. This was located in the main showroom and was in fine condition overall. Using the way-back machine to a few years ago, this would have seen six figures, but today, this is the new market. About as good as it gets for a convertible, 4-speed, LS5 Chevelle with all the numbers decoded and explained. I think money was left on the table. Well bought. #675-1970 BUICK GSX Stage 1 2-dr hard top. S/N 446370H305619. Saturn Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 53,588 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Stage 1 with 360 advertised horsepower. Paint nearly flawless. Trunk out on driver's side, other gaps better than factory. Nicely polished trim, excellent grille. Concours engine bay is absolutely spotless, interior simply Tor-Red/black vinyl/black & silver vinyl. Odo: 51,491 miles. 440-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Genuine V-code Six Pack Superbird. Matching numbers engine and transmission, Broadcast sheet confirms build. Both doors out at quarter panel, trunk tight toward back glass. Bubbles in body noted under vinyl top. Good nose fit with one dimple in front. Heavily pitted vent window trim. Engine bay is well weathered, chrome valve covers have some light rust specks. Driver-level interior. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $88,000. Reported to have been part of a museum collection for the last five years, this was the real deal. It was just too bad the original buyer opted for the now less valuable combination of a bench seat and automatic on the column. Even so, as a documented Six Pack car, this was well bought at the price paid. #662-1971 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T coupe. S/N JS23R1B266605. Green Go & black/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 69,243 miles. 426-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. A genuine R-code Hemi car now fitted with a non-original motor. Bubbles in lower rear quarter panel, lots of chipped paint near rear glass trim. Trunk tight on driver's side, passenger's door tight at rear, quarter panel seam and rust bubbles beginning to show under vinyl top. Older weatherstripping, glass has some scratching. vinyl. Odo: 289 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Two-tone paint shows orange peel and improper screws attaching some pieces of stock trim. Grille slightly weathered, brightwork very nice overall. Clean interior with much new or refurbished, engine bay very well done and looking factory fresh. Fitted with a/c and tilt wheel. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $36,300. Another example of a nice truck pulling in nice money. This C10 included its numbers-matching engine and rare bucket seats, and it was optioned with creature comforts like factory a/c, tilt wheel, and sport suspension. It probably cost more than this price to get it to this condition, so by that number, it was well bought. #48-1973 AMC JAVELIN coupe. S/N A3C797H335077. Purple/white vinyl. Odo: 33,482 miles. 401-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Orange peel in paint, chrome trim micropitting in areas. Passenger's door wide at quarter panel, trunk deck high at rear. Other gaps good. Engine bay well sorted and has a nice original stunning. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $128,700. Big money. Or was it? These have been climbing steadily for some time now, and finding another Stage 1 like this would be next to impossible. This price was way off the going rate in this market, so it just came down to two guys who each really wanted to own the best. Well sold. #681-1970 PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD 2-dr hard top. S/N RM23V0A170194. 90 Engine bay nice but is to local show quality. Partially rebodied. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $95,700. Genuine Hemi, yes; excellent condition, no. Last seen at Silver's Ft. McDowell sale in January '05, where it sold for $97,520 (SCM# 37233). Since then, the condition has dropped from a #2+ as the restoration has started to unwind—and not in a good way. 71 Hemi R/Ts were built, and this was one of twelve with the “slap-stick” 727 automatic transmission. “Partially rebodied” means it was pretty rough before the restoration. A textbook sale at a market price for condition. #613-1972 CHEVROLET C10 pickup. S/N CCE142S183985. Yellow & white/black look, aside from an aftermarket air cleaner. Very nice interior looks fresh and barely used. Fitted with factory a/c. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $24,200. Claimed to have undergone a full ground-up restoration with no expense spared, and said to be done in the original color combination, which was very nice provided you're a fan of purple. Great overall condition, good money. A fair deal for both buyer and seller. #631.1-1974 PONTIAC TRANS AM Custom coupe. S/N 2T87M4N153947. Red/ black/tan/leather. Odo: 169. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, 5-sp. Total custom build. Paint good overall but lacks proper prep, shows some touch-ups, and doesn't match well on nose. Consistent panel gaps, scuff in rear bumper, odd cross-bar added to grille assembly. Mostly newer interior is all leather, including center console. Fitted with a roll bar. Modified suspension. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $29,700. A unique Trans Am, and a full custom job from head to toe. The overall look was very good, but some short cuts had Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL been taken with regard to paint and body. The interior looked out of place and somewhat over the top. Probably fun to drive, but slightly well sold given the overall presentation. #22-1982 JEEP SCRAMBLER 4x4 pickup. S/N 1JCCN88E4CT028589. Orange/ black/black & orange vinyl. Odo: 397 miles. 304-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. V8 conversion. Nicely detailed throughout. Body in excellent condition with few flaws, some swirls and orange peel in paint. Windshield has small stone chips, common to see retired NASCAR race cars come to auction, and you'll see them selling in all sorts of price ranges. It all comes down to provenance and documentation, and this one scored an A+ in that regard. Dale Earnhardt was an icon of the NASCAR racing series, and for series collectors, this was a first-rate piece. Probably one of the most photographed cars at this auction. Plenty of upside, so I'd call it well bought. #349.1-1991 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 1G1YZ23J1M5801059. White/ red leather. Odo: 23,997 miles. 5.7-L 375-hp fuel-injected V8, 6-sp. Driver's door tight to fender. Paint showing age but not terribly so, with mostly normal wear and some scratches from use. Scuff in driver's front wheel. Seats The one and only prototype for the Series 1, of which only 249 were built. This was the first working example, and the actual car used for press events and early release photos. Includes supercharger package, and is one of only approximately 80 so equipped. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $92,400. This may have been one of the best buys of the auction. Sure, the body showed plenty of issues and the overall presentation was not all that delightful, but still, this is the only actual pre-production prototype. Supremely documented with plenty of paperwork and magazine articles, and is to be listed in the Shelby Registry. This car just needs time to appreciate, as it is part of Shelby history. Very well bought. See the profile, p. 58. #353.2-2007 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 1G1YY26U075108450. LeMans Blue/light tan leather. Odo: 1,870 miles. 6.0-L 400-hp fuel-injected V8, auto. Formerly owned by Jay Leno. All gaps per factory, orange peel in factory-applied paint just a tad heavier than one would expect. Used car engine bay, alternator pitted and looks out of place in comparison to the rest of the components. Plenty of other glass shows light scratches. Beautiful interior as-new, with a light custom look. Clean engine bay. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $33,000. Another good example of odd cars doing well on the block. There wasn't much here to pick on, as just about every piece and part was well done. A crowd pleaser throughout the day, and the low lot number suggests that BarrettJackson did not see it as a big-money car. Well sold, but as it was in outstanding shape, no harm was done. #645.1-1989 CHEVROLET LUMINA NASCAR racer. S/N 5. Black/black vinyl. 355-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Genuine Dale Earnhardt race car, documented to have been driven by the late NASCAR champion. Further documentation by Earnhardt's Crew Chief, Kirk Shelmerdine. Chipped, scuffed and generally scruffy in most all regards, but the real deal and part of NASCAR history. “Ironhead” nickname embossed on the lower rear panel. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $110,000. It is becoming fairly worn appropriately for the miles stated, steering wheel slightly worn. Tailpipes dark and sooted inside. Bloomington Gold Certified, Gold Spinner Award. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $33,000. Equipped with the optional glass roof panel, and came with the complete original owner's package and original $65,683 window sticker, the original purchase paperwork, and the original extra key. In great shape overall, it was bought for about dealer retail, but no harm was done considering how clean it was. #663.2-1999 SHELBY SERIES 1 Prototype convertible. S/N CSXPP1. Silver & maroon/black leather. 4-L fuel-injected V8, 6-sp. Body shows numerous scuffs, chips and road rash. Some cracks noted in body panels, paint worn. Interior actually quite nice compared to balance of car. Team Shelby emblem on dash panel, taped on “PP1” serial number. Jay Leno plaques, certificates, and badging as a “Jay Leno” edition coupe. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $44,000. Jay Leno's a car guy, so some might gravitate to this otherwise ordinary Corvette based just on that fact—although it was obviously very well cared for. Well documented and fully verified, this would make a nice conversation piece for a fan of Jay Leno, and one paid about $5,000 more than the value of a comparable coupe to take it home. © 92 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Hendon, UK Collectors' Motorcars at the RAF Museum Volcanic ash encouraged telephone bids, making a 92% sales rate for a total of $1,778,809 seem satisfactory Company bonhams Date April 19, 2010 Location hendon, london, England auctioneer James Knight automotive lots sold / offered 51/55 Sales rate 93% Sales total $1,778,809 High sale RAF Museum setting provides spectacular backdrop for auction cars 1938 SS Jaguar 2½-liter drophead coupe, sold at $153,765 Buyer's premium Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics projects—five Armstrong-Siddeleys and three Jags—failed to show up. Telephone bids were up as airborne ash from the Icelandic volcano eruption shut down most flights in Europe for a week, though one visitor, refusing to be daunted, drove from Italy. Top money was down to $153,765 on a really super, restored 1938 SS Jaguar drophead coupe, while probably the best AC 428 in the world, also recently restored, managed $99,909, the same price as a Bentley Continental T coupe later in the sale. But the most amazing price of the day was reserved for a plastic Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder replica, created by Modena Design & Development in California, apparently for the 1986 Paramount movie “Ferris Bueller's Day Off.” Under the fiberglass body was a Mustang motor and 3-speed slushbox in a box-tube steel frame, yet at one point eight telephones competed against bidders in the room, and the car finally sold to an American buyer at $121,788. What makes this more amazing is that the car changed hands at $72,766 at the same sale two years ago, and its condition has arguably deteriorated since. B onhams's annual RAF sale was a slightly lower-key event this year, and the hall was noticeably thinner in cars than usual, after eight restoration 15% up to $45,900, 10% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.53=£1.00) Other cars that massively blew their estimates were a 1961 Lotus Elite SII with many European racing victories. It had failed to show at Bonhams's Oxford sale, but in Hendon it fetched almost twice as much as predicted at $68,774 (profiled on p. 52). And a 1950 Morgan F Super roadster sold for $36,070, or about two and a half times what was expected. The splendid, and at times haunting, RAF Museum remains open to the public on auction days, and while the pretend Ferrari turned the most heads, the very accurate-looking Suffolk SS 100 Jaguar replica passed muster as the real thing for many, though it was only a quarter of the price of the original at $77,189. Though the 3.8-liter Jaguar-powered car was spectacular enough, parking it in front of a Spitfire Mk IX is guaranteed to get attention. That almost-$100k 1997 Bentley Sales Totals Continental T coupe came from the same ownership as a very proper S3 LWB saloon, which made an equally proper $66,249, while the ex-Sean Connery 1961 S2 took another bow, this time changing hands for $31,671. Then it was off to Monaco a couple of weeks later, where the volcano ash had a further knock-on effect—the auction catalogs had become stuck in the jam that was the U.K. transport and logistics system, forcing Bonhams to advise its customers, with the help of a quickreact SCM Market Alert e-blast, to peruse the offerings online. © $1m $2m $3m $4m $5m $6m 0 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 94 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Hendon, UK eNGLISH #338-1912 ROVER 12hp tourer. S/N 2605. Eng. # OE2605. Green & black/brown leather. RHD. Barn-find total restoration project in amazingly complete order. Artillery wheels in good shape. Last used in the '60s, but the price compares well with the Hornet tourer that crossed the block later in the sale at around MG P-type money. #345-1934 BENTLEY 3½ LITER drop- but motor still turns over, as it has been run regularly since. Therefore a relatively straightforward and rewarding restoration project. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $27,272. Pre-sale, dealers were saying $18k–$23k was fair, and although it was no reserve, this went for a bit more. As they say, find another... #321-1931 WOLSELEY HORNET tourer. S/N 3839C53. Eng. # 84305. Cream & brown/beige vinyl. RHD. Odo: 11,625 miles. An earlier shaft-driven cam car. Body is straight and fits are good, but shows a few scrapes in fenders. Plastic steering wheel rim head coupe. S/N B85AE. Yellow & black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 67,670 miles. Coachwork by Salmons & Sons. Body straight with good panel fit following restoration in 1999. Wood cappings slightly dulled, looking just right. respect following restoration. New interior, paint, and chrome. Engine from a saloon (probably changed in the '40s), recent stainless steel exhaust. Only a period-looking battery would improve it. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $153,765. Off the road from 1967 to 2008, when the restoration was started. Sold near the bottom of the expected price range of $138k–$184k, but I'd call it priced right at that. #341-1950 MORGAN F Super roadster. S/N 1218. Eng. # RC1403863PC. Black/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 89,224 miles. Slightly overrestored in the '80s, but now mellowing a little, even though it's hardly been used. Straight Creased leather could be original. Delightful. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $106,641. Originally a saloon, and rebodied with a drophead coupe body in 1937. Pleasantly used and usable, and sold just right. Both parties should be pleased. #320-1937 ROLLS-ROYCE 25/30hp limousine. S/N GMP27. Blue & black/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 65,525 miles. Coachwork by Park Ward. Straight and shiny body, doors fit well and swing shut themselves. Front leather slightly worn, good gray cloth in rear, very withered with age and seat covering slightly baggy, but it's all there and very attractive. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $31,671. An unusual Swallow body made this attractive, and even with paintwork issues it sold slightly ahead of the ostensibly more desirable International earlier in the sale, and for far more than the $20k–$23k expected. Well sold. #316-1934 WOLSELEY HORNET International Sports tourer. S/N 155333. Eng. # 434A114. Green/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 60,525 miles. Tiny OHC six in a lengthened Morris Minor chassis with hydraulic brakes. Body and motor tidy, rear seat looks unused, fronts shiny, distributor not as original. New stainless exhaust, discreet indicators fitted. A bunch of Wolseley enthusiasts spent some time looking over this one and pronounced it kosher. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $30,791. Claimed only 200 miles since 1990 restoration, and last driven in 2008. No estimate was stated in the catalog, 96 trunk at rear lightly damaged but is still pleasing. Chrome very good, plating on radiator shell almost polished through. Still oozes quality and should be very usable. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $35,190. Has been in the wedding trade, but escaped a color change. Sold $5k under the bottom estimate, and was well bought at that. tOP 10 no. 9 #330-1938 JAGUAR SS 2½-LITER drophead coupe. S/N 46131. Eng. # L1211. Gunmetal/gray cloth/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 65,450 miles. Excellent in every and shiny, no air filter on side-valve Ford motor. Electric fan fitted. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $36,070. Sold hugely over the $14k–$18k estimate, bringing about twice what was expected. There's no real explanation here, except for bidding competition between two would-be owners who both just had to have it. Well sold. #324-1953 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100 roadster. S/N BN1L150288. Eng. # 1B205245. Old English White/red leather. Odo: 10,266 km. Really sharp restoration by a leading U.K. specialist, including bottom of front fender to sill fit slightly off, as per original. Still with original and correct three-speed box. Air filter elements don't quite match. I've sampled this one, and it drives beautifully. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $66,249. Originally supplied to California (although the speedo is in kms), repatriated by a well-known racer and restored in the mid-2000s at a cost Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Hendon, UK of $80k. Bought from H&H in October '09 for $71k, and has been with the same trader since, who was asking around $85k. Here it was let go for significantly less, at a price in line with the realistic auction estimate of $61k–$69k. There's a feeling in the industry that Healeys are overpriced, and maybe this trader felt it. A buyer's bargain. #323-1954 MORGAN PLUS 4 drophead coupe. S/N P3122. Eng. # TR2TS33E. Old English White/red canvas/red leather. RHD. Odo: 1,121 miles. First full year of the curved radiator with raised headlamps. 25-year-old restoration in very good order throughout. didn't hurt this one's value, as there are fewer than 200 left. Sold right. #311-1961 LOTUS ELITE SII coupe. S/N 1628. Yellow/black fiberglass. RHD. Odo: 4,646 miles. Tidy from ten paces, with a few small stress cracks in body and a chunk out of the back edge of driver's door—par for the course for a race car. Only one (Kevlar) seat, Leather still looks newish, some dials don't match but could be original, motor grubby and without air filters. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $24,633. One of only 26 dropheads built in this style, this had been in the seller's ownership since 1986, and it sold right where expected. Both parties should be pleased. #326-1958 JAGUAR XK 150 3.4 convert- ible. S/N S827061. Eng. # V36378. Maroon/ black canvas/red leather. RHD. Odo: 13,096 miles. Restored in '90s. Body straight, doors shut well but fit is way out at bottom of right side and very tight on left, causing some paint spare wheels inside car, standard dash remains, no carpets. Said not to have been raced since recent motor and gearbox rebuild. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $68,774. This was slated to appear at Bonhams's last sale at Oxford but didn't. This day it hit way more than the $30k–$38k expected. More a case of a low estimate than the lot being undervalued in today's competition car market. See the profile, p. 52. #314-1961 BENTLEY S2 saloon. S/N B700CU. Shell Gray & Tudor Gray/red leather. RHD. A fair S2 in attractive colors, and perfectly usable despite the fact that it just doesn't sparkle. A few dings and scrapes in body, fair dash and leather. Plating in good chipping. Trunk floor fine, canvas top faded. Shiny and cracked leather could be original. Chrome a bit tired, right headlamp rim slightly dinged. Better than it sounds. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $57,834. Sold slightly under the $58k bottom estimate, but at that price, it was a fair buy for a driver with a few cosmetic needs. #328-1958 JAGUAR MK VIII saloon. S/N 874451DN. Eng. # NA30648. Green & cream/green leather. RHD. Odo: 77,573 miles. A lovely old enormobarge with the presence to carry off a slightly garish paint scheme. Excellent green leather retrim, timber and chrome plating all OK. Engine bay tidy and upgraded with power steering, which is essential with radial tires. Rare manual/overdrive transmission, but no MOT. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $30,791. Discerning “HMS Jag” fans prefer the optional automatic in these, although that 98 order throughout. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $31,671. Formerly the property of Sean Connery ('74– '79), and last seen at Bonhams's Rolls-Royce and Bentley auction at Kelmarsh Hall in June '08, where it sold against a $29,500 estimate for $35,026 (SCM# 117006). The Connery provenance likely aided here again, this time helping the car sell for a mid-estimate price. Sports Car Market U.K. leaping cat on hood, no chassis plate fitted but number is confirmed on crossmember. Open bellmouth exhaust, SU carbs, later BorgWarner five-speed fitted. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $43,108. Rebuilt since 2008 to claimed “as new” condition. Don't know why I was slightly nervous of this one, as the dealers in the room weren't, and it sold higher than expected, but was still a fair deal. #336-1970 AC 428 coupe. S/N CF56. Dark blue/primrose leather. RHD. Odo: 71,622 miles. Paint, fit, and trim excellent, unmarked leather a bit bright, new chrome wire wheels. Originally an auto, with manual transmission this is the finest S3 Bentley I have driven.” Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $66,249. Had been owned by John Hay Whitney, publisher of the New York Herald Tribune, but was always a resident in England. Sold right where expected, about $25k ahead of an average car, and was worth it. #317-1967 JAGUAR XKE Series I coupe. S/N 1E21409. Eng. # 7E92239. Old English White/red leather. RHD. Odo: 43,018 miles. Good overall, with no obvious Bondo in body. Door shuts nice and tidy, panel fit good. One small paint crack in corner of driver's door. Driver's seat leather slightly marked. Illegal-in- #322-1962 BENTLEY S3 LWB saloon. S/N BAL2. Eng. # BL1A. Green/red leather. RHD. Odo: 59,533. Body very straight, paint unmarked, interior perfect. Letter from previous chauffeur states: “In 40 years of chauffeuring,


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Bonhams Hendon, UK presumably fitted when it was raced in the late '80s. Subsequently restored in the mid-'90s by then AC owner Autokraft, and again by Terry Hoyle from 2002-2004. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $99,909. The 1971 London Motor Show car. These are inexplicably cheap, and even great provenance and near perfect condition could not raise this one far above the masses. It's a wonder more have not been made into Cobras. The car's “AC 428” registration was sold as a separate lot for $13,283. ible. S/N SAJJNAFD3EJ223017. Eng. # 9LPFRB138752. Kingfisher #332-1995 JAGUAR XJS 4.0 convertBlue/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 56,849 miles. A late XJS with the 4-liter 24-valve AJ6 engine. In very good order with only two owners from new. Very straight and tidy body with no scuffs or miles. Straight and tidy, with front panel, hood, and fender fits all as they should be. Alloys unscuffed, original psychedelic seats not worn through. Stainless exhaust fitted, dynoed at a healthy 166 hp at the wheels. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $5,454. A quiet little sleeper bought well under the odds, and looked like a great deal. Mileage isn't a huge issue with these, and though there was no service history, it was said to have had chains and water pump done in the last couple of years. As it was Retail Red, you can expect to see it advertised for more soon. #334-1993 PORSCHE 968 coupe. S/N WPOZZZ96ZPS800288. Eng. # 42POO863. Blue/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 39,605 miles. The final evolution of the 944. Good overall but front panel gaps atypically uneven. Looks damage, driver's seat looks unworn, top fabric excellent despite being in southern Spain from 2005-2008. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $21,994. I don't usually report on these, as so many are little more than rusty old sheds. But as the XJS gains classic acceptance, the best are worth seeking out, and this was one. The money here was less than you'd spend for a mint R107 300SL, so it didn't look out of order. #309-2004 JAGUAR SS100 Replica roadster. S/N 30417904. Eng. # 7B567688. Cream/black canvas/red leather. RHD. Odo: 2,645 miles. Suffolk is a well-established visually accurate SS100 lookalike using an XJ6 never to have been painted and shows no rot around tailgate. Alloys unscuffed. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $15,836. Low mileage and mostly one owner must have kept the money high here, as this price was twice what a good 944 goes for. Still, if I were the new owner, those poor front end panel gaps would worry me. ItaLIaN #342-1962 MASERATI 3500 GTI Sebring motor—or in this case, a 3.8 Mk II lump on open bellmouths. Very convincing with periodtype instruments. Still almost like new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $77,189. For around a quarter of the price of the real thing, you can fool most of the people most of the time, and probably have an easier drive too. This was pricey for a home-built, but it'll probably hold most of its value. GerMaN #303-1988 PORSCHE 944S coupe. S/N WPOZZZ94ZJN400803. Eng. # 42J01409. Red/black & white velour. RHD. Odo: 118,133 100 coupe. S/N 10101557. Red/tan vinyl. RHD. Odo: 45,758 miles. Still very straight, sharp, and tidy in all respects more than a decade after restoration. Lightly pitted door handles look to all look good, alloys as-original and no better. Virgin leather interior shows well. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $67,932. Has been in Ireland. An uncommonly good example, and priced just right, even though Boras tend to look better in slightly more subdued colors. #347-1983 FIAT X1/9 1500 VS targa. S/N 07149322. Yellow/black fiberglass/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 49,983 miles. Very straight and rust-free—unusual for an X1/9—although it's probably been painted as it's slightly Sports Car Market interior all intact and tidy, and roll-back roof is in good order. Left-hand drive but mph speedo. Nothing fundamentally wrong, just needs a little love to make it much nicer. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $14,252. In this ownership for the past two years and hardly used, although allegedly has been tickled up a bit in that time. Sold high despite no reserve and a realistic estimate of $6,500–$10,000. Perhaps the popularity of the new ‘Cinq' in the U.K. is pulling up values of the originals. #335-1973 MASERATI BORA 4.7 coupe. S/N AM117209. Red/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 46,827 miles. Appears good and straight, with a few tiny marks and polish swirls in stainless top. Sills, floors, and door bottoms be the originals. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $64,399. Last sold by Brooks at Goodwood in June '98 for $38,907 (SCM# 2433), when good ones were $25k and we described it as “freshly restored... a superior car.” Well bought and sold right in the middle of the pre-sale estimate range of $61k–$69k. #356-1964 FIAT 500 D 2-dr sedan. Red/ beige vinyl/red & beige vinyl. Odo: 41,705 miles. Appealing from ten paces, but has the air of recent restoration closer up. Body straight and tidy, floors solid but unlovely under rubber mats, engine bay has received a rattle-can restoration. Trunk release cable broken. Vinyl


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Bonhams Hendon, UK or even if it was original, this mid-year fetched mid-money. #312-1967 FORD MUSTANG coupe. S/N 7R01T188574. Blue/white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 36,531. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Tidy following restoration in the U.K. in the '90s, but now has scraped right rear wheelarch and driver's door. Usual body fit issues are standard, one crack in paint on nose. Some brightwork lightly microblistered. Interior unworn. Two small leaks underneath, but only from oil drain plug and driveshaft oil seal, both of which are easy enough fixes. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $4,927. Cheap, but these almost always are. This one looked like a good bet, though, as rot-free cars are very few and far between. #327-1985 FERRARI 250 GT California Replica spyder. S/N CA395186. Red/tan leather. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. The first production Modena Spyder California, a fiberglass approximation of a 250 Cal Spyder on a bespoke spaceframe chassis with Mustang running gear. Body ripple-free with good opening panel fits. Left headlight cover cracked, light its time on the block, this was let go for well under the anticipated $15k–$21k. #351-1941 GRAHAM-PAIGE MODEL 113 Supercharged Hollywood sedan. S/N N/A. Plum/tan cloth. Odo: 51,808 miles. Tidy looking. Bottoms of all four doors rusty, but they still shut well. Chrome good, interior blemished. Lots of undercoating, but floors look solid. Black vinyl interior all good and standard. Left the factory with a 200-ci six, but now has a V8 with 4-bbl carb and tube headers. Water pump shows evidence of leaks. Vented front discs. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $12,688. A usable Mustang which sold for a dollar price the seller hoped to achieve in pounds. But he was wise to take the money. damage to the left front fender where door has hit it. Interior looks new. Used in the movie “Ferris Bueller's Day Off.” Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $121,788. A simply staggering price, and twice what was expected for a car that sold at a more reasonable $72,766 at Bonhams Hendon in April '08 (SCM# 116478). The money achieved was solely due to its claimed film appearance. You could almost buy a real Ferrari, like a Boxer, for this. aMerICaN #333-1923 BUICK SERIES 23 Six tourer. S/N 1050366. Maroon & black/black leather. Odo: 14,421 miles. Nice restoration but motor a bit shabby, with evidence of exhaust leaks. Front corners of seat worn through. Fitted with rear brakes only. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $14,076. Delivered new to Sweden, but was offered with no other history, and that can really make a difference in the price of a car like this. After good, mechanical condition unknown. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $23,753. Imported from the U.S. in 1995. Must be the only one in the U.K, but the dealers here were scared off by the prospect of a full repaint after fixing the doors, as the paint would be pretty much unmatchable. Probably as a result, this was sold well below its $31k–$37k pre-sale expectation. #344-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 6S122638. Blue/black vinyl/ black vinyl. Odo: 376 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Recently restored and all looks well, although doors were locked during the preview. Engine bay tidy but not concours, interior nice. No details on which small-block engine was fitted. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $41,789. With nothing to mark it out as special and without knowing for sure which engine had been fitted, #355-1971 CHEVROLET IMPALA convertible. S/N 164671S228308. Red/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 33,015 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Looks all together and impressive, but up close, a thick recent respray shows runs on rocker panels. Trunk lid sits a little high, vinyl top coming unraveled at left rear seam. Interior nice, apart from one small split in front seat, brightwork nearly all good. Bulletproof small-block engine fitted. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,317. Into the U.K. from Belgium in 1990. There's not much call for Great Red Sharks in the U.K, so perhaps only waiting for a reissue of “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” might have netted more. As it was, this was fairly sold a little way short of what the seller had hoped—i.e, the number was right, but only in dollars, not pounds. © 102 Sports Car Market


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Erkelens & Olson North Salt Lake, UT The Jeffrey Mowen Collection The U.S Marshals Service auctioned a Ponzi-rini collection of cars and motorcycles, now hailed as Utah's biggest car auction Company Erkelens & Olson Date April 1, 2010 Location north Salt lake, utah auctioneer rob Olson automotive lots sold / offered 102 / 110 Sales rate 93% Sales total $1,575,083 High sale Shelby American continuation cobra, sold at $67,000 Buyer's premium Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive Report and photos by Gary Lindstrom Market opinions in italics C ar collectors finance their passions in a variety of ways, but those of Mr. Jeffrey Lane Mowen rank among the boldest and north Salt lake, ut strangest. According to published accounts, Mowen oversaw a fund of $10 million on behalf of private investors, promising them exceptionally high monthly rates of return. When their monthly checks dried up, some investors discovered that Mr. Mowen had, allegedly, “made-off” with the money, and spent some or all of it in amassing an eclectic bunch of over 300 cars and motorcycles. After being located in Panama and involuntarily repatriated last April, Mowen was charged with three counts of wire fraud. According to prosecutors, he then tried to arrange the killing of four government witnesses by dictating instructions from jail phones in Morse code. Due to high storage fees late last year, the U.S. Marshals Service took the unusual step of ordering the collection to be sold, despite the fact that Mr. Mowen has not yet been tried, maintains his innocence, and is pleading not guilty on all charges. After several legal delays, 186 cars, motorcycles, and trailers were offered to 700 bidders in a rented warehouse. No telephone bidding (auctioneers find Morse code too slow) was allowed, but bidders arrived from Finland, Australia, New Zealand, England, and China. The auction venue was clean, spacious, and tolerably warm, though it featured yellow industrial lighting, which cast a ghastly pall on all but the best paint jobs. Partly due to the absence of individual lot drive-by (the Fire Marshal nixed running cars in the poorly ventilated space), the auction pace was brisk, with over 100 lots crossing the block in under three hours. Only eight of the 110 cars offered failed to meet reserve, though many of these shortfalls were probably subsequently accepted by the Marshals Service. High sale at $67,000 was a beautiful 427 Shelby American Continuation Cobra, lot 89. As you might expect from a scam artist (allegedly), a high proportion of the lots were replicas, kit cars, clones, and flamed customs. The most honest collector cars were a rare '67 Pontiac Grand Prix convertible (lot 16), an elegant '59 Chrysler Saratoga (lot 17), a '48 two-tone DeSoto (lot 39), a stately '60 Cadillac DeVille (lot 88), and a '48 RHD Mercury Eight (lot 105). The most unusual offerings were three Japanese kei (light) cars, which were sold “for export,” meaning “don't try to register these in the U.S.” The auction date of April 1, this year also Holy Thursday, seemed appropriate. The auction company boasted that this was the largest collector car auction ever to be held in Utah, though one wag remarked this is akin to saying Utah Jazz forward Carlos Boozer is the best NBA player ever to come out of Alaska. Mr. Mowen was in the neighborhood on auction day but was unavailable for com- ment, having a prior commitment at the Davis County jail. Too bad Bernie Madoff wasn't a car collector. © 6.6% sales tax, collected from utah residents 104 Sports Car Market


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Our Cars 1964 Pontiac GTO 2-door hard top eNGLISH #28-1955 JAGUAR XK 140 Replica convertible. S/N SW65460PA. British Racing Green metallic/tan vinyl/tan & brown leather. Odo: 10,470 miles. A mishmash of XK 120 and XK 140 looks and trim. Overall looks somewhat squat and shortened. Metallic paint appears too modern, top wrinkled. Kitty litter soaking up oil under engine, air cleaner Owner: Don Klein, Contributor Purchase date: January 2010 Price: $34,500 Mileage since purchase: 850 recent work: Starter motor, electronic ignition, rear shocks About six months ago, I was rummaging through the barn and came across a carton full of model cars. Nestled among them was a 1:25-scale 1964 GTO, Grenadier Red over black. I smiled when I saw the shift lever, which I remember fashioning out of one of my mother's hat pins a million years ago. I dusted it off, reglued some loose bits, and placed it on top of the bedroom TV. Knowing that only Very Special models earn TV-top parking status, my wife Michaela immediately recognized the significance of my latest barn find. “Ah!” she said. “'64 GTO. Nice car.” “Yep,” I replied. “Some day I'd love to get one.” “Why not now?” she said. Now that's a good wife. After monitoring sales on eBay, GTO enthusiast sites, and your favorite collector magazine, I got a sense of where the market was. I felt about $35k should get me a lowmileage, original 389 Tri-Power 4-speed driver in “nice” shape. Within a few weeks, I spotted one in Florida on an Internet classified site. Due diligence was done by phone and videos, with help from my buddy Al Lombardo, who owns Big Al's Toybox and knows what questions to ask. Negotiating started at $38,000 and ended at $34,500, which I felt was fair for a 35,000-mile PHS car that had everything I was looking for, including the color and new Coker redlines. VIP Transport delivered the car to my me- chanic, which turned out to be a lucky move: On its maiden voyage, the linkage jammed in 2nd within three miles of his shop. Bill Pollard (SportAuto in Gaylordsville, CT) has been my mechanic since I bought my first Ferrari 25 years ago. Despite his reputation as a vintage Italian car expert, he and his guys couldn't wait to get their hands on my “American GTO.” In addition to realigning the linkage, they tightened up the steering, adjusted the brakes, and installed new rear shocks. A week later, the starter died, and when we replaced it we upgraded to an electronic ignition. Since then, it's been reliable and great fun, especially when those secondaries kick in. I've put a grand or so into the car since delivery, but I think I'll be in the market for new rear tires before the summer is over! © 106 missing. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $12,750. Any comparison with a real XK 140 is a non-starter here; there's no comparison other than the basic silhouette. The problem here is that this did look at first enough like a period car to invite closer examination, which just revealed one problem after another. But the buyer and seller were probably both happy with the price, so who can complain? #9-1956 AUSTIN-HEALEY Replica roadster. S/N BN2L228002. Red/tan cloth/ tan leather. Chrysler Hemi V8 fitted under heavy fiberglass hood. Flared fenders, German eagle grille badge, poor door fit and close. No evidence of any top. Tiny painted antenna, front bumper mounts but no bumper. Modern bucket seats in reasonable condition, newer Classics, Largo, FL. Cheap looking wood dash, modern instruments. Edelbrock valve covers and air cleaner. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $7,000. Perhaps Sebring fans will resonate with this, but any Austin-Healey lover will cringe. Maybe this car is more reliable and streetworthy than the original, but there's no escaping it will always be a poorly done imitation of a variant. A reasonable price, given what real Healeys are bringing these days. gauges. Good looking overall, but only to unprejudiced eyes. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $9,000. The obvious question is, “What makes this an Austin-Healey?” Neither the styling nor engine fit. Probably goes like stink, but that's only if you can keep it pointed in the right direction. A sure-fire mid-life crisis remedy, and a good price for someone looking for an easy-to-carefor sports car without regard for what the purists think. #91-1989 BENTLEY TURBO R saloon. S/N SCBZR03B5KCX27391. Red/beige leather. Odo: 34,840 miles. Like-new paint. Chrome mildly spotted and likely just needs a good polish. Driver's seat shows wear consistent with mileage; otherwise interior is excellent. Engine clean to the point of looking detailed. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $18,000. A 5,300-pound behemoth with an estimated 487 Sports Car Market GerMaN #8-1967 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Custom sedan. S/N 117697712. Blue, pink, & violet/light gray vinyl. Odo: 22,677 miles. Eye-jolting but well-done paint job. Wood slat lb-ft of torque. Just the thing for Jay Leno's Garage, except he already has one. The color was an acquired taste, but the car attracted lots of attention during the preview, and both the condition and mileage suggested that the inevitable expensive maintenance may still be a few miles down the road. One of the best buys at the auction, considering the $150k MSRP when new. #1-1993 AUSTIN-HEALEY SEBRING MX Replica roadster. S/N 4CRGBJ121NF000469. White/burgundy vinyl. Odo: 34,236 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Fender flares, dull paint, louvered hood, bullet fender mirrors. Fake three-ear knockoffs on lug-mounted wheels. Information on how to start the car provided on a sheet marked Bob's


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Erkelens & Olson North Salt Lake, UT chrome roof rack, chrome rear wing, chrome running boards. Front bumper dull. “SoCal Dreamin'” decal on windshield. Clean originalstyle interior, except for roller skate gas pedal. Engine cover tilted back for more air cooling. Turbocharged. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $10,000. This is Herbie's gal pal Val. As has been observed before in other contexts, this was as cute as a litter of lab pups—if you can abide the paint colors. Attracted would-be owners like flies to honey, and was well bought at the price paid. #34-1969 VOLKSWAGEN SANDRAIL dune buggy. S/N 119944324. Blue/blue cloth/ black vinyl. Odo: 1,831 miles. Metallic blue tube frame, roof-level small chrome mirrors. Loose fit on top. “Hot Rod” logo on front bar bumper. Stainless steel floor and throttle use. The aftermarket chrome wheels were a bit flashy, and given lack of maintenance history, I'd call this very well sold. #13-2000 BMW 740 Dinan 7 4-dr sedan. S/N WBAGH8340YDP11378. Silver/black leather. Odo: 96,244 miles. Paint and interior good, chrome just so-so. BMW logo on hood missing. Seats show wear appropriate for the mileage. Optioned with moonroof. Cond: 3+. 50,870 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, 5-sp. Fair quality repaint, nice Campagnolo wheels. Doors close hard, chrome fair, interior presentable. Added manual choke suggests some carb issues, MSD ignition box mounted in front luggage compartment. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $32,000. One of two Panteras offered, the other being Lot 87, which brought $35,000. Of the two, this one appeared to be more original, and the bidders were active when it crossed the auction block, bidding it up to the highest price yet seen throughout the day. Market correct. #15-2000 LAMBORGHINI DIABLO well, chrome air intake and exhaust. Round shoulder-high fuel tank. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $4,000. If you love darting around sand dunes, this may be the best alternative to an oh-so-dull ATV. In the auctioneer's words, “You can do a lot of damage with this one.” Probably a fair assessment, and a fair price given the reproduction cost. #22-1991 BMW 750I 4-dr sedan. S/N WBAGC8314LDC78423. White/gray leather. Odo: 130,157 miles. Paint OK aside from some chips around door handles. Chrome dull, rear plastic bumper scuffed. Aftermarket ground effects kit, rear spoiler, and bumpers. Superman SOLD AT $12,000. Dinan makes supertuning parts for high-end BMWs, among other things. This one's mileage indicated significant use, and although that's not necessarily bad if the maintenance has been done, it could be a real worry for the new owner given the circumstances here. Well sold. IrISH #32-1981 DELOREAN DMC-12 coupe. S/N SCEDT26T0BD003584. Stainless steel/ black leather. Odo: 28,519 miles. Small dings in stainless steel body, chips in nose plastic. Decals delaminating, weather seal clips showing on door openings. Auction sign says “passenger door latch sticks.” Engine compartment on seats. Lambo V12 engine dress features and stickers, but windshield marked “V8.” Typically, these replicars have the early 1980s Fiero V6, but who can tell, since all the visible sparkplug wires are fake. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,500. As the auctioneer said, “Your neighbors will never know what's underneath it.” Reportedly bought by the mayor of Sunset in northern Utah—just the ticket for political parades. Sale price seemed high, but just try to build one for the same money. decal on rear window, cheap fuzzy seat covers fitted. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $5,000. This car's relatively high mileage and unknown maintenance history raised some eyebrows. The price paid is probably only a down payment on a possibly steep bill to bring it up to snuff. Well sold. #40-1998 MERCEDES-BENZ S500 4-dr sedan. S/N WDBGA51G2WA395885. White/ gray vinyl. Odo: 110,056. Paint and chrome show only light use-related issues. Solid door fit and shut lines, optioned with moonroof. Bullet-proof glass “not tested at the event,” per the auctioneer. Odometer reading could not be confirmed since car ignition could not be turned on. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $11,500. A very good looking car, despite the reputed mileage indicating significant 108 JaPaNeSe #11-1991 NISSAN FIGARO E-FK10 coupe. S/N FK10004303. Lapis Gray & scruffy, aftermarket turbo kit and boost gauge fitted. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,000. Original twin-turbo prototypes are extremely rare; this wasn't one of them. Sale price was fair, as it was consistent with the market for low mileage examples in the same overall condition. ItaLIaN #77-1974 DETOMASO PANTERA coupe. S/N THPNNG06197. Red/black leather. Odo: Sports Car Market Replica coupe. S/N 1G2PG1193HP202920. Orange/black & white leather. Odo: 57,484 miles. Vibrant paint in fairly good condition. Fiberglass panels heavy and rough on backside, trademark “Lambo” doors fitted. Interior quite presentable, but with some scrapes evident


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Glovebox Notes A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM stable. HHHHH is best. beige/beige cloth/tan leather. Odo: 85,143 km. Equipped with a/c, CD player, and sunroof. Turbo engine. Paint has some scratches, but could possibly be rubbed out. Clear coat missing in some areas, top a bit shabby. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,500. A small retro car originally sold only in Japan, the Figaro resembles the Datsun Fairlady models of the 1960s. Only 20,000 were produced, and they were so popular that sales were allocated by lottery. Another kei car sold “for export only” at this auction, which means don't try to register it for street use. #33-1992 HONDA BEAT convertible. S/N 2009 Bugatti 16.4 Veyron Grand Sport Price as tested: $2m Fun to drive: HHHHH Fun to look at: HHHHH Overall experience: You've already read every Veyron superlative, usually involving testing these Bugattis in impossibly exotic locations, so I'll spare repeating them here. My driving perspective was a little different, as I drove a Veyron from St. Louis to Chicago, on the Interstate, in the rain. The noise? Sedate at cruise, but on hard acceleration, turbocharger whine times four, combined with the bass induction and exhaust note of the 16-cylinder, are profoundly malevolent. Under full load, the acceleration is the difference between being pressed and literally pinned to the seatback. It's paralysis. The removable rigid roof can't fit in the trunk, so it must be stowed at home, not unlike a surrey-top TR4. Bugatti's solution is a folding canvas “emergency top,” which unfolds umbrella-like with a center handle. Sit in the car, lower the top over you, fasten two latches, unscrew the handle and stow it. It's quiet, rigid, and seals perfectly, even at 100 mph in the rain. The Veyron reminds me of a Cold War-era MiG 25 fighter. It sacrificed range, maneuverability, and engine life for speed (2,500 mph!) and was nearly impossible to see out of. But nothing could touch it. Like the MiG, the Veyron has a blind spot at six o'clock, zero endurance, and major packaging compromises, but it's likely that nothing will ever dethrone it. Driving the heavily policed I-55 at one fourth of the car's max speed, I struggled with its raison d'etre. Its amazing capabilities are wasted at such speeds, and while it does attract its share of attention, I could have achieved the same thing driving a Mini Cooper convertible while wearing a bear costume. Then I recalled the New York Times Sunday magazine bemoaning the lack of highspeed rail links between Los Angeles and San Francisco, a proposed $33 billion line. My epiphany: Chuck the rail line—$33 billion buys 16,500 Veyrons. Distribute them throughout California and give commuters in need their own lane from L.A. to San Francisco, speed limit 250 mph. Problem solved. Please put my name at the head of the list.—Rob Sass © 110 PP110105T5. Yellow/black vinyl/tiger stripe gray & black cloth. RHD. Odo: 86,848 km. A tax-efficient (in Japan) kei car. Originally designed by Pininfarina, who then sold the plan to Honda. Some paint nicks, painted detail on alloy wheels a nice touch. Engine compartment dirty, mid-positioned inline 3-cylinder SOHC aMerICaN #3-1946 MERCURY SERIES 69M 2-dr sedan. S/N 99A915673. Black/gray fabric. Odo: 16,918 miles. Serious paint chips, door fit and latch show problems. Skull dash ornament, flamed black dice on rearview mirror. Original steering wheel with accessory granny knob, hot rod decal on rear window. Flathead V8 upgraded with Holley carb. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $10,500. A tired example of a notvery-interesting car that had been gussied up for Dairy Queen car shows. Well sold. engine technologically advanced for its time with individually controlled throttle bodies. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,000. The third kei car here. The Beat was reportedly the last car to be approved by Soichiro Honda before he died in 1991. Probably fun to cruise the Ginza picking up geishas, but what can you do with it here? Maybe it's legal in Montana, which is where several bidders came from. #5-1993 MAZDA AZ-1 coupe. S/N PG6SA102138. Red/black & red vinyl. RHD. Odo: 103,226 km. Made by Suzuki, sold by Mazda. Gullwing doors. Spotted paint could possibly be buffed out. DOHC turbocharged inline 3-cylinder engine mounted mid-chassis. #30-1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N P6FH158639. Black/black vinyl/ black & white vinyl. Odo: 66,874 miles. 292-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Porthole hard top believed to be factory supplied, fender skirts missing. Paint shows chips and polish swirls. Chrome poor, especially around portholes. Engine not detailed. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $32,000. Has the stylistically desirable Continental kit, which was discontinued in later years due to excessive rear end weight. This car got the highest sale price of the three first-generation T-Birds on offer, and it was well sold considering its condition. #38-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N D7FH255990. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 58,991 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint good, fair chrome shows some minor dings. Porthole hard top, nice interior, some scuffs on aluminum door panels. Edelbrock intake manifold, engine compartment needs detailing. Loose spare tire behind driver; might fit in space at rear of car, but would be baked by transverse muffler immediately below. Dual V-shaped radio antennae on rear window give a Praying Mantis look. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,250. The most avant-garde looking of the three Japanese kei cars offered at this event. The turbo engine and 1,600-pound weight no doubt make it ideal for darting around Tokyo traffic. If you can legally put it on the road, it should be a ball to drive; otherwise, it was pretty expensive to just admire. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $26,000. 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Erkelens & Olson North Salt Lake, UT #17-1959 CHRYSLER SARATOGA 2-dr hard top. S/N N534L01061. Coral & white/ black vinyl. Odo: 62,143 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint fair to poor, accent color may have been salmon—hard to tell given the ghastly warehouse lighting. Correct wheel covers. Door latches stick open, door fit and shut lines just OK, chrome fair. Major windshield customized version likely to please neither purists nor custom lovers. Why stop at shaving the door handles when there was still a straight six that could be swapped with a V8? Said to “need charge” before starting, perhaps more. An OK price, but the new owner had better watch out for speed bumps and low driveways. #10-1966 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4-dr convertible. S/N 6Y86G424838. Red/ black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 34,912 miles. 462-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Chipped paint, poor door fit and close, tired chrome, fair interior dirty. 1967 was the only year Pontiac made a Grand Prix convertible, with 5,856 built. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,500. White on white gave a nice clean look, despite some obvious needs. Bidding was active on this unusual offering, with the resulting price fairly strong for a car in this condition. #52-1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS coupe. S/N 124377N12. Metallic blue/black cloth. Odo: 90,909 miles. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Dragster with airbrushed piranhas, flames, and the word “Agitator” on lift-off fiberglass cowl hood. Huge electric fuel pump and filter protrudes from under trunk. Interior fitted with roll bar and Summit Racing seats. Door panels missing. MSD electronic ignition crack in front of rear view mirror. TorqueFlite push-button transmission, Golden Lion engine bay clean but not detailed. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,750. Virgil Exner's “Forward Look” design. One of the most unusual and pleasing lots on offer, generating lots of interest among Chrysler buffs. Hardly he-man colors, but quite striking (better in Miami than Duluth), and whitewall tires and original wheel covers added panache. It's fearsome to think what a new windshield might run. Well bought. #26-1963 MERCURY MONTEREY convertible. S/N 51835176A63L. Olive green/ white vinyl/two-tone gray. Odo: 86,352 miles. 406-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Nice paint on body and skirts, pitted chrome, obvious bodywork on rear quarter panels. Top vinyl wrinkled, smells mildewy. Suicide rear doors, OK top. Engine compartment rough. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $12,500. This had relatively low mileage, but age was apparent everywhere, and the work needed must have been recognized by bidders, as it sold well below the market range for solid examples. #60-1966 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA Formula S fastback. S/N BP29DS252. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 47,524 miles. 273-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Engine clean but not detailed, chrome pitted, paint rough. Fitted with American Racing Torq-Thrust D wheels and box on transmission hump, huge tach on dash. Engine dirty, front bumper missing. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $15,000. A first-year Camaro in SS trim, and another airbrush extravaganza. Fender logo says 396, and it's no stretch to assume even that was probably not original. If you're into racing, and assuming the engine was still solid, this was a great buy at well under its build cost. Otherwise, it was nothing more than a citation magnet. #44-1968 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO SS 396 pickup. S/N 136809Z350219. Red & black/burgundy vinyl. Odo: 55,991 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Appears to be a repaint, with original color possibly gold. Red-coated bed. Fair chrome with minor dings, aftermarket gauges under the dash, proper SS bits include trunk lid fit off. Engine detailing would go a long way. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $18,000. An attractive car in relatively good condition. The noted problems could be fixed with modest time and money to great benefit, starting with the top. The price was a bit strong, but as they say, when the top goes down, the price goes up. #29-1965 CHEVROLET MALIBU Custom wagon. S/N 133355Z136353. Metallic silver/gray & black cloth. Odo: 54,564 miles. 230-ci I6, 2-bbl, auto. Lowrider with shaved door handles and door edge peep mirror. Chrome wheels, low-profile tires, aftermarket gauges under dash. Interior dusty, engine needs detailing. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,500. A mildly blackwall radials. Interior needs work. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,000. One of two Barracudas at the auction, along with lot 37, which was a 1973 and made $18,500. Although this first-generation car went for less money, I'd consider it to be the better value of the two. A decent deal. #16-1967 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX con- vertible. S/N 266677P225268. White/white vinyl/white & black vinyl. Odo: 31,888 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint, door, and fender skirts fit OK, top unsightly. Hood does not open despite external pull handle, engine compartment hood and wheels. Factory a/c. An engine compartment detailing would do wonders here. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $18,500. This third-generation example was the second highest selling lot of the four El Caminos offered, after Lot 85, which made $24k. Given the condition and SS 396 package, which may or may not have been factory applied, this was the better buy. #31-1968 FORD MUSTANG convertible. S/N 8T03C148832. Red & black/black vinyl/ black vinyl. Odo: 23,624 miles. 289-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Some paint chips, chrome and stainless trim scuffed. Doors close hard and don't line up well when shut. Dirty interior fair 112 Sports Car Market


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Erkelens & Olson North Salt Lake, UT #41-1969 OLDSMOBILE 442 2-dr hard top. S/N 3448791134597. Dark red & black/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 67,255 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Nice chrome, paint, and interior. Vinyl top shows no rust bubbles. Rough door fit, especially on driver's side. overall, engine compartment just OK. Modern steering wheel fitted, along with Centerline mag wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich Radial T/As. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,000. The first of two early-model Mustangs at the auction, this one brought the most money, but it was not as desirable and its condition was not as good as the other car. Still, a fair price in this market. #97-1969 CHEVROLET NOVA SS 2-dr sedan. S/N 113279W514558. Dark blue & white/black & blue vinyl. Odo: 98,134 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Monster cowl induction hood dominates appearance. Paint fair, aftermarket racing style seats fitted, rear bumper dinged in center. Modern low-profile tires on pins fasten aftermarket cowl induction hood. Engine fitted with nitrous oxide, Edelbrock aluminum intake manifold, aluminum heads, and MSD electronic ignition. Engine compartment undetailed. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $8,500. The cheapest of four El Caminos sold, this was a low-mileage car, at least according to the odometer. This one's mild customization should appeal to a fairly wide audience, but that nitrous feature suggests some hard use, and it likely made some bidders leery of what problems might be waiting around the corner. #47-1994 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS Custom 4-dr sedan. S/N Redline tires look good on painted factory wheels. Engine clean but not detailed. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $23,000. A desirable model in clean, relatively unmolested condition. Would be competitive in local car shows. Sale price was at the high market end for a non-W-30 442, but as this car was nice throughout, I'd call it a fair deal. #37-1973 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA 2-dr hard top. S/N BH23G3B527318. Orange/ black & orange vinyl. Odo: 93,676 miles. 340ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint nice, chrome weak, door sills dirty. Missing Barracuda logo on right rear fender. Seats show wear, doors shut poorly. Engine block matches body color, engine compartment could be attractive if 1G1BN52P4RR173782. Black with yellow flames/black leather & gray cloth. Odo: 714 miles. Looks great overall, although spinning chrome spoke wheels are a bit hard to take. Other chrome good, custom paint includes flames and skulls. Shaved door handles prevent plus-sized chrome rims, small trendy steering wheel and modern shifter installed. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $15,750. Beware of small children crossing in front, as with that cowl hood in the way, you'll never see them. If you like this sort of thing, the price was probably reasonable. Otherwise, it just looks well sold. #14-1969 DODGE CHARGER General Lee 2-dr hard top. S/N XP29F9B150533. Orange/black vinyl. Odo: 12,982 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Confederate flag on roof, brush detailed. Solid state ignition on firewall. Holes show missing fender mirrors and detail strips. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,500. This looked like it had been given a new paint job and wasn't quite finished. In comparison to Lot 60, a 1966 first-generation car that made $13,000, this third-generation Barracuda was flashier and higher powered, hence the stronger money. #12-1981 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO bar over grille. Chrome poor, paint shows orange peel, seats show cigarette burns. Extra gauges over shifter. Ugly engine compartment. Fender logo says 340 ci, but auctioned as a 440. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $15,333. Paging General Lee: You are surrounded by clones. The chances that this was a real “Dukes of Hazzard” car were somewhere between zero and nil. At least the mileage was low—if it is to be believed. The values of late '60s Chargers have been declining, but this is a fair price if you live south of the Mason-Dixon line. 114 pickup. S/N 1GCCW80J9BR440185. Gray & black/black & burgundy cloth. Odo: 13,641 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Paint and interior generally good, bed coated and showing some minor chips. Shaved door handles, chrome hood $21,500. The market for Vipers has been on the downslope for quite a while now, and this sale showed that some of the early cars can now be had for around the same price as a decent C5 Corvette. Assuming no mechanical gremlins lurked, this was a good buy. © confirmation of ridiculously low odometer reading. Custom steering wheel, rear-view mirror lying on passenger's side floor. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $9,500. This car's paintwork must have been done as a PhD dissertation for the Airbrush Academy of America. Flames even appear on inner door panels. If this is your cup of tea, there's probably no better one out there. As the auctioneer said, “the paint probably cost more” than the hammer price. Well bought, but watch out for fire extinguishers. #83-1994 DODGE VIPER RT/10 road- ster. S/N 1B3BR65E6RV100451. Black/gray leather. Odo: 31,497 miles. 488-ci fuel-injected V10, 6-sp. Paint generally good, but shows some cracks, perhaps from a botched repair. Nice interior, dirty engine. Chrome wheels, tires show plenty of life. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT Sports Car Market


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H&H Auctions Buxton, UK Collectors' Motorcars at the Pavilion Gardens A very original Ferrari Daytona did the right money at $271k, while a 1930 Lagonda tourer set a new auction world record at $229k Company h&h Date April 21, 2010 Location buxton, England auctioneer Simon hope automotive lots sold / offered 37 / 57 Sales rate 65% Sales total $1,081,974 High sale 1970 Ferrari 365 gtb/4, sold at $271,040 Buyer's premium 1970 Daytona led the way at $271k Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics T he numbers of both cars and visitors were back up at H&H's Buxton sale on a beautiful spring day in April, with cars again populating the hardstanding under the trees outside the Octagon Theatre. The star lot, a super-tidy Ferrari Daytona, did what was expected, and pulled a decent $271,040. With the now-customary nine-inch rear wheels, this 1970 car was very original and well kept, with a change to a Plexiglas-type front early in its life and just two owners in 40 years. It sold on the phone against an opening commission bid. From the same stable came a 1978 512 Berlinetta Boxer that had failed to sell when offered at two previous rival auctions, and here it returned a market-correct $127,050, though the trade would like to have you believe they should be $160k. Two other clean Ferraris were on the money, too: a left-hooker 1996 F355 GTS at $49,126, with a righthand 1988 328 GTS at $41,518. But the biggest margin was the $228,690 paid for the 1930 Lagonda 2-Liter Supercharged tourer—$75,000 over top estimate, and a new world record. This had been the Olympia Motor Show car when new, and subsequently racked up a good competition history with its first owner in the early 1930s, but it sported a non-original blower, as well as a replica body put on 22 years ago, after it had spent some time as a station wagon. Lagondas have been gathering momentum lately, and this plots another rise on the graph. H&H is one of the Vintage Sports Car Club sponsors, and two VSCC- type hillclimber/racers appeared here, the 1,500-cc Riley 12/4 Special, attracting $38,115, and the AC 16/80 special, failing to achieve around double that. The company also usually manages to offer some amuse-bouches, from the odd to the truly terrifying, and at the other end of the Lagonda scale was the 1980 S1 in need of restoration but surpassing its estimate to fetch $8,470. It had cleaned up well since coming out of five years of barn storage, but still represented a huge project, both literally and figuratively. The Lancia Montecarlobased “288 GTO” was the product of much ingenuity and hard work, but it attracted no bids and might have been more successful as an 037 rep instead. And if you wanted a woodenchassis Mini-based cyclecar, or a low-mileage armored limo with former royal ownership, from either Royce or Benz? Any color you like, as long as it's metallic blue, Guvnor. © $500k $1m $1.5m $2m $2.5m 0 Sales Totals 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Sold prices include 10% buyer's premium ($1.54=£1.00) 116 Sports Car Market


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H&H Auctions Buxton, UK eNGLISH #28-1920 SUNBEAM 16hp Four-Seat tourer. S/N 16264120. Green/black & gray canvas/black leather. RHD. Worn in after restoration 20-odd years ago, but not worn out. All brass beautifully aged, including dash fittings and door pulls. Older retrim of seats just There will always be a home for these among VSCC/hillclimber types, and it sold bang on the money. The only surprise was that it came to auction in the first place, but then again, it's been out of the paddocks for four years. #19-1936 AC 16/80 Special roadster. S/N around. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $228,690. Sold for very strong money—around $70k more than expected, and that was a surprise given the number of non-original bits that had been fitted. Expected to be some way behind a 3-liter Bentley, but finished up in front. Well sold. #31-1933 HUMBER 16/60 Taxi saloon. wearing in, paint and coachlining getting a bit tired. Fitted with sidescreens as well as folding Auster screen for rear occupants. Owner notes small leak from water pump. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $49,973. Thought to be one of 16 surviving, this sold for the money expected, and it was quite deserved for such an original rarity. #36-1927 AUSTIN SEVEN Ulster-style roadster. S/N A52744. Black/black vinyl. RHD. In fair, usable condition all around. A two-seater since at least 1956. The quoted chassis number is actually the car number, as there doesn't appear to be a chassis number on it. Engine dates from 1932, but as a 1927 car, it AT $10,164. The only 16/60 taxi known to the Post-Vintage Humber Car Club, and sold at the top estimate, which should have pleased the owner. Although it's quite a lot of car, there is a limit to what you can do with it. Valued for insurance at $19k, but I'd say the price here was right. #17-1935 RILEY 12/4 Special roadster. should still be VSCC Vintage eligible. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,093. The owner believed this to be a genuine EA Sports when he bought it in the early '70s, but it was first registered two years before the Ulster appeared. Had it been real, it would have been worth three times as much, but it still had three bidders battling each other in the room, settling at strongish money. tOP 10 no. 2 #57-1930 LAGONDA 2-LITER Supercharged tourer. S/N OH9741. White & black/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 24,242 miles. The 1930 Olympia Motor Show Car, with subsequent competition history. Was a shooting brake at some point, but new T2 Tourer body was fitted in the late '80s. Restoration finished with many reproduction parts including replacement supercharger. Good all 118 S/N 22T1136. Blue/black vinyl. RHD. A special made from a 22T sedan by Bruce Stops with engine by Barrie Gillies, the big two names in Riley circles. Tidy and well made, good paint, one seat cover beginning to split. Still with pre-selector gearbox, no speedo. Used for speed events with timing strut still in place, along with sundry scrutineering stickers, the last from 2006. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $38,115. Sold with spare (original) engine. underhood. Sits on correct crossplies. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $29,222. Sold new in San Francisco by the British Motor Car Company, repatriated in the late '80s and restored. This was expected to do well, and it sold as predicted. Likely one of the best in the world, and worth every penny of the money spent. #29-1950 HRG Trials Special roadster. S/N SW157R. Aluminum/NA. RHD. Odo: 403 miles. HRG built small-volume competition/trials specials, and this successful special, sometimes known as “Crocus,” uses one of its chassis, with Lancia Aprilia sliding-pillar front suspension, Singer engine, pre-selector gearbox, and Dolomite rear axle. Presented bare, with no floors, radiator, or lights. Restorable. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $27,951. Bidding on this crept up slowly, and eventually H&H got the job done just over top estimate. HRGs are currently around $60k, and this should be just as Sports Car Market S/N 162618. Blue/black & gray vinyl & cloth. RHD. Odo: 39,377 miles. A runner, but needs a bit of love. OK paint and brightwork, some wear to interior. Discreet flashing indicators fitted, complete with taxi meter. Cond: 2-. SOLD L422. Red/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 311 miles. A well-known special made in the '60s, then reworked and prettified in the '70s. Good all around with tidy body, interior and dash. Stainless exhaust. Apparently ready to go. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $80,080. This was an odd place to market such a device, as it would normally change hands quietly in the race paddocks among club members. Perhaps its thunder was stolen by the Riley 12/4 Special at half the price a few lots earlier, but either way, the top bid was about $15k light to buy it. #50-1949 AUSTIN A90 Atlantic convert- ible. S/N BD2L45214. Old English White/ black mohair/burgundy leather. Odo: 77,808 miles. Just about perfect. Body fit as good as it gets, and as clean underneath as it is up top. All trim spot-on, new red leather interior, concours


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H&H Auctions Buxton, UK price, which was $15k more than expected. Still well bought, as it was cheaper than buying a rough to fair one and trying to improve it. #48-1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY SPRITE roadster. S/N AN546240. Blue/blue vinyl. RHD. Very nice. Just out of very long-term restoration with everything new, although floors are wavy and devoid of pressings. Nice woodrim wheel, motor now a 1098 with hot cam. effective with around $5k left to spend for the inventive man in a shed, or up to $30k if farmed out... taking it up to real HRG money, which it probably isn't worth. #51-1952 ALVIS TB21 roadster. S/N 25148. Green/black mohair/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 15,114 miles. An unusual and slightly ungainly Brit roadster. The 29th of 31 built. Basically tidy. Paint lightly cracked and microblistered, with some small bubbles noted. RHD. Odo: 39,806 miles. A user. OK repaint, good leather, rusty wheelwells. Fitted with hard top. One should always be suspicious of rocker panel covers on an MGB, but there are new unions underneath at the fuel pump, so someone cares. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,825. Relegation to outdoors does cars no favors at H&H, but early pull-handle model desirability helped this one here. Even though it's FIAeligible for historics, the money still looked fairly strong for a car in this condition. #22-1967 JAGUAR MK II 3,4 saloon. S/N 170364DN. White/red leather. RHD. Manual overdrive car. Body straight following restoration, floors good, sills not quite so. Very nice Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $13,860. Looking to replicate the high price it achieved for the very original Bugeye at the last auction here, H&H hoped it could repeat the magic, but this car was less convincing and bidders were only prepared to go up to a figure about $4k lower. #1-1961 DAIMLER SP250 Dart convertible. S/N 103829. Silver/black vinyl/ red leather. RHD. Odo: 15,682 miles. Good appearance, with a few small stone chips in nose. New red leather settling in, new top, TR6 wheels. This is a better, B-spec car, and usual Dart mods include rack-and-pinion Several trim strips missing, one cigarette burn in front seat. Said to run and drive well. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $27,104. Looks to have sold low, but that's because the $31k low estimate was high. There's only a small market for these desperately unfashionable, slightly clumsylooking cars, so this was quite rightly priced some way behind an MG TF. #18-1957 BENTLEY S1 saloon. S/N B355EK. Tudor Gray/red leather. RHD. A really sharp “country club on wheels.” Good body and door fit, excellent plating and paint. Older retrim settling in nicely, although engine bay left uncleaned. Now with a/c, power steering, and under-dash steering, alternator, and better rear dampers. Stainless steel exhaust fitted. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $27,104. Provisional bid of $24,650, which was just a little under reserve, was accepted by sale's end. A point of interest was this car's 2008 re-run of the 1958 factory test route by two of the original test drivers, although it's hard to know if that helped here. A fair deal. #42-1963 MG B convertible. S/N GAN322690. Blue/blue fiberglass/blue leather. in a shed (in the employ of legendary collector Colin Crabbe), seven were built, including this extra-long one built for Crabbe, a man of some substance. In fair condition for a handmade. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,098. Only really comparable to the contemporary Stimson Scorcher, a similar device but in fiberglass. There are none on the market, but it felt quite pricey for an amusing oddity. cocktail cabinet. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $57,596. In America in the '80s, and now returned and refinished in its original color. Far better than your average S1 fare, and that showed in the 120 #30-1970 MG MIDGET roadster. S/N N/A. Eng. # 12CEDAH11664. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 11,599 miles. Body straight; sills, floors, and spring hang Sports Car Market interior. Now with power rack-and-pinion steering. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,175. An average price for a fair, usable car that's slightly above average. Only the best ones make the big money, and this looked like a fairly safe buy. #35-1970 AF spider. S/N AB1AA0002. Varnish & aluminum/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 5,296 miles. Tamplin cyclecar-inspired speedster that's probably hilarious, being essentially a three-legged Mini without the encumbrance of a bodyshell. Or in fact a steel chassis, as it's wooden-framed (we can get away with a lot in England). Effectively the work of a man


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H&H Auctions Buxton, UK battery. For the deep-pocketed brave soul with plenty of time and patience. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $8,470. Last taxed in 2005, so only five years in slumber. Although it fetched twice what anyone was hoping for, this was still fright pig money—but it's still viable even if you kept just the V8 and chucked the rest. ers all good. Interior tidy, with roll bar fitted. A nice little car that was somehow better than expected throughout. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $5,420. This just staggered up to a sufficient level to sell it. The high bid from the room was provisionally accepted, then the car was confirmed sold before sale's end. This is Miata money, and although the Mazda's more useful, this is cuter and won't go down in value. #3-1974 RELIANT SCIMITAR GTE 2-dr wagon. S/N 93X5296. Pearl white/tan vinyl. RHD. Odo: 33,770 miles. Tidy and better than it looks following 1988 restoration, claimed 15,000 miles since. Pearl paint a bit unnecessary, interior in good shape apart from cracked right power mirror does not function. Fitted with hard and soft tops as well as stainless exhaust. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $3,850. Has been French registered, for runs to and from the U.K. Provisional bid of $3,850 looked sure to be accepted, but the owner turned it down, looking for nearer to $7k. He's obviously not desperate to sell. FreNCH steering column shroud, fragile and irreplaceable dash OK. Still on its original aluminum/ steel composite wheels. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $2,710. For some reason these aren't worth much (even though Princess Anne famously drove them), and even though this was one of the better ones, it fetched only beater Miata money. Though market correct, it has to be a bit of a steal. #8-1980 ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA saloon. S/N LOOR13021. Silver/cream leather. RHD. This origami Aston looked awful in the catalog but cleaned up well for the sale. Body straight though no doubt hiding untold amounts of rot, rusty underhood, driver's seat split and very baggy. Famous ‘black' dash with '80s stereo-type knobs—no way of telling if it'll stay black or explode in a brief but glorious technicolor supernova when you clip it to a tOP 10 no. 10 #54-1933 TALBOT AV105 roadster. S/N 35384. Black/red vinyl. RHD. Inspired by the Fox & Nicholl rac- ers. Good body, fair paint, grille shell lightly microblistered. Mechanically excellent. Extra gauges, mismatched seats. Current FIA HTP rear exhaust. Sticker on speedo says “Max 180kph,” and that's probably a limitation of the tires under the weight. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $20,328. If you must have an armored Mercedes, this W126 was probably the one, as it was low-mileage and unworn and had ownership by the Qatar royal family in its history. Someone else thought so too, as it fetched mid-estimate money. papers, so it can go straight out and race some more. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $149,072. As the original Fox & Nicholl team cars did and continue to do well in competition, many road cars have been made into re-creations, including this one. It was close, with the bids in the room to $130,900 against a $138,600 reserve. The deal was finally concluded about a week after the sale. GerMaN #60-1972 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE sedan. S/N 1122299637. Metallic blue/black 122 Sports Car Market #32-1989 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL convertible. S/N 100357. Red/black canvas/ gray check cloth. RHD. Odo: 28,808 miles. Good all around, with no rot and several light paint touch-ups. From the last year of production, so one of the youngest available. Original first-aid kit still plastic-wrapped, mint factory hard top. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $32,186. There #20-1981 RELIANT SCIMITAR GTC convertible. S/N SCD200166AC000224. Aquamarine/black mohair/black velour. RHD. Odo: 43,222 miles. Four-seat convertible based on the SE6. Nicer than it looks. Basically tidy and original, with unworn interior. Coolant weeps from thermostat housing, owner notes vinyl. RHD. Odo: 90,383 miles. Nice and tidy following lots of new metal, including fenders, doors, and floors in 2003. Repaint has a couple of runs in dash, mostly replacement interior in very good order. Motor tidy and original, although not cleaned up. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $3,557. Not spendy for a tidy, usable example. Effectively you were buying the cost of the restoration, and at this end of the market, being road-tax exempt helps cars sell. #15-1987 MERCEDES-BENZ 500SEL Armored 4-dr sedan. S/N 231904. Nautic Blue/blue velour. Odo: 24,555 km. Interior very good and unworn but smells musty, doors weigh a ton and rear hinges groan under the strain. Unusually, has power windows. New


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H&H Auctions Buxton, UK are loads of R107s out there, and they crop up at every auction. But if you want a user, you need a low-mileage post-'85 300SL, and this was one. Sold on the phone for a little more than expected, but that's what it takes to secure a nice one. #56-1994 MERCEDES-BENZ E320 convertible. S/N 123177. Metallic blue/dark blue mohair/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 104,552 miles. Funny how they're all claimed to be Sportlines (more rubber, stiffer springs, etc), but this one likely is. Tidy and unworn except for front leather, which is starting to crack. Mileage though with stickers and rear diffuser it's trying a bit too hard. Ferrari Speedline alloys and new rubber. Would have been more convincing as a Lancia 037 replica, with which it shares the center section. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $7,700. No bids in room, and a $7,700 commission bid from viewing the previous day wasn't enough, as the owner was rather ambitiously looking for $12k-plus. Probably worth more as a Montecarlo, which can be had from $6,000. owner's race car. One small crack by screw hole in Perspex, lightly microblistered rear bumper. Floors excellent, sills replaced in 2006. New stainless exhaust. XASs nearly worn out, so at least it's been enjoyed. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $271,040. First seen at Bonhams & Brooks's Sussex sale in July '01, where it sold at $70,359 (SCM# 22992). Seen again at Coys London in December '03, where it made $110,980 (SCM# 31710). Sold via the phone after a rather hopeful $200k opening commission bid. Correctly bought and sold, as this is the level to which the Daytona market has returned. won't be a problem, and has had only two owners, but it would be good if it had a full service history. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $10,780. Dealers keep telling us that these will be the next big things, being the last hand-built Mercedes, so here's a snapshot of what's on the market. Bought for quite a bit under what the best ones are retailing for, so expect to see it in the small ads soon. ItaLIaN tOP 10 no. 1 #34-1970 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe. S/N 13479. Metallic blue/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 65,868 miles. Very original looking car with two owners and nine-inch rear wheels. Converted to Plexi look early in its life to match the then- #37-1976 FERRARI 288 GTO Replica coupe. S/N 137A501648. Red/black/red. RHD. Built on a Lancia Montecarlo coupe. Another one of those “but why?” conundrums, probably as a result of someone having too much time on their hands and no mates. Less horrific in real life than it sounds or looks in the pictures, engine bay tidy, brightwork all good and not dinged. Has had just one owner, which makes it pretty much unique in the U.K. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $16,093. It's rare to find one like this on the market, and with low miles, great condition, and only one owner from new, it sold to a private bidder who stepped up and paid the right money. #33-1978 FERRARI 512 BB coupe. S/N 23745. Black/stone leather. RHD. Odo: 49,136 miles. Good body and paint following a restoration in the past 10,000 miles, although the windows were rather obviously left in. Leather, new 20 years ago, now beginning to show light wear and cracking. Alloys unscuffed, motor tidy and dry. Big history file with every bill, totaling over $130k. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $127,050. Sold on the phone against bids in #23-1976 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER convertible. S/N 2472388. Silver/black canvas/ black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 52,175 miles. Tidy with no obvious rot, which makes the blownover floors a bit of a mystery. Perfect interior, room—finally. Despite exposure in classic motoring press, this was not sold at $102,000 at Coys' Blenheim Palace sale in July '09, with 48,876 miles (SCM# 121074), and was not sold for $500 more the week before that at Brightwells. Before that, offered but not sold for an undisclosed amount at Brooks in London in December '98. It is thought that Boxers will again be on the upswing soon, so this might have been a good investment. #49-1988 FERRARI 328 GTS targa. S/N 75707. Red/black fiberglass/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 26,837 miles. Well kept and almost 124 Sports Car Market


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H&H Auctions Buxton, UK in 2004 and had taken it back in trade against a '57, there were no bids on this one. A super car, but resto-mods are viewed with some suspicion in staid old Blighty, where rusty rat rods are all the rage now. #24-1961 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS like new—may have not even had paint. Cream leather unworn and unsoiled. Comes with all original tools and manuals. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $41,503. Pre-sale, dealers were overheard predicting $49k, but this settled at realistic money, and there's still a bit in it for retail. #27-1996 FERRARI F355 GTS targa. S/N 105119. Red/black fiberglass/black leather. Odo: 30,086 km. Pretty much as-new, with leather lightly creased. No scuffs in undertray or on alloys. Said to be recently serviced, D wheels. Side trim a bit ripply. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $43,197. The $39,270 provisional bid was converted to a sale just before it was time to take it home. The price was slightly under what was wanted and around a third of what had been spent, but the seller had been advertising it for more than a year and was fed although cam belts were last done two years and 6,000 kilometers ago. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $49,126. Imported from Italy when a year old, and with dealers selling good right-hand-drive Berlinettas in the mid- to high-$30s, there was a bit of margin left at this price. Assuming the belts are OK for a bit, there should be no major expenditures looming. aMerICaN #52-1956 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2-dr hard top. S/N VC56F057939. Blue & white/ black leather. Odo: 45,900 miles. Super straight and shiny, with roller-rocker 350 and now with Turbo 400 auto in place of the papers. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $64,680. Found in and imported from Italy. Owner said he was selling because he couldn't get on with left-hand drive on U.K. race circuits, and it's only done four races since the build was completed. If the bidder had gone another $5k, he probably would have bought it. An expensive bid for a mid-year on this side of the pond, but, as ever, probably a fraction of what it cost to build it into a racer. © 2-dr hard top. S/N 11837L177639. Blue/ blue & silver vinyl. Odo: 21,065 miles. 409-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 5-sp. Of 491,000 Impalas built in 1961, only 453 had the SS package, and of those, only 142 got the 409. Excellent top, bottom, and inside, 4-speed now swapped for a Tremec 5-speed. American Racing Torq-Thrust up with it hanging around. The rarity was probably insufficiently understood in the U.K., and I'm sure it would have fetched more in the U.S. #41-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 30867S112615. Blue/red vinyl. 327-ci, 4-bbl, 4-sp. All-new or rebuilt at a claimed cost of $100k, starting from a very original car said to still have its original block. Original driver's seat supplied with car. No air filter, small modern alternator. FIA HTP original manual gearbox. Fitted with a/c, Ididit steering column with small wheel, power rackand-pinion, tinted glass, and Boyd Coddington wheels. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $0. $40k would have bought it, but according to the seller, who first acquired it at Barrett-Jackson July 2010 125


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eBay Motors Online Sales Two Doors, Two Seats, Zero Tops Dark blue really suits the Panoz shape, and probably reduces stupid comments about Plymouth Prowlers Report by Geoff Archer Market opinions in italics place you can go that will never close you in—the roadster. Condition inferred from S 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) #260367293654-1954 ARNOLT-BRISTOL BOLIDE roadster. S/N 404X3063. Silver/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 1,705 miles. 14 Photos. Bethel, CT. “Very distinctive styling. Older, but presentable paint, with some blemishes. Vinyl interior. Correct gauges. Correct Bristol engine. Non matching numbers. Runs and drives very well. Gearbox and suspension are in very good condition. Engine was rebuilt several years and only a few miles ago. Underneath is dirty, but no rust. Full wet weather gear. You have to drive this car. Great handling and power.” 25 bids, sf 230, bf 19. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $62,600. “Wacky” Arnolt only built about 135 of these roadsters (in three different trim levels). These days, perfect ones trade hands for two to four times this price. With a very nice restoration running something north of $50k (see the English profile, June 2009), the only thing wacky about this one is the price. It's not often one sees this much blatant upside in a very public classic car transaction. Well bought. #320408640495-1969 LOTUS ELAN S4 roadster. S/N N/A. White/black cloth. 21 Photos. Chatsworth, CA. “VARA log book. Raced a full season in 2000 with no DNFs then was parked in its enclosed trailer. I have driven it approx 50 miles on the road taking my son to school, lunch, market, etc. The only lights that work are the brake lights. Panasport wheels with Avon tires. Engine is a strong running mild race motor. Gearbox is a close ratio that shifts well up and down the gears. This thing is quick and a blast to drive.” Fuel cell. Roll cage. 31 bids, 126 sf 534, bf na. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $14,500. The lore around driving to races in your race car is thick with romantic tales from Le Mans to Sebring and the Targa Florio. But unless you or your car hold serious star power, this fantasy lifestyle does nothing for resale value. In fact, I have remarked several other times about the discount inherent in a confused car. Be a 26R replica with 190 hp or fix the headlights and park on the hillside at Laguna Seca. Make a commitment to either path and you will increase the value of this car by several grand. #180378734531-1974 ARKLEY SS road- ster. S/N N/A. White/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 100,000 miles. 9 Photos. Cartersville, NJ. “Built on solid rust free 1974 MG Midget tub. Powered by 1500cc A15 Datsun engine with Weber progressive carburetor and 5 speed transmission (transmission same as used in Rivergate conversions.) Car drives very well and will cruise at highway speeds. Suspension 1600 cross-flow “was recently rebuilt at Farley Engines and Dynoed at 135 HP.” Titled and street legal. 1 bid, sf 345, bf 70. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $6,750. Well, I must admit I was going to make fun of this car's shape (likening it to a Chevron car caricature or a fun-house-mirror interpretation of the iconic Lotus Super 7), but if you look at it in pure dollar-to-fun terms, this seller lays out a fairly sold argument. “Ok its not a Lotus 7, Westfield, or Caterham, but my reserve price is a lot less than the kit price for a Westy or Cat.” A fair deal all around. #230436876487-2006 ARIEL ATOM 2 roadster. S/N A2RTE2SSP6A000014. Stylized camo & black /black cloth. Odo: 4,856 miles. 5 Photos. Apopka, FL. “The Atom began as a student project by Coventry University transport design student, Nik Smart. Known then as the LSC (Lightweight Sports Car), it was developed at the university in 1996 with input and funding from various automotive industry ometimes, when life's constraints just get to be overwhelming, it's nice to know there's one and brakes have about 1,000 miles since rebuild. Speedometer does not work. In overall very good driver condition.” 16 bids, sf 438, bf 94. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $5,910. A fun derivative of a Midget at an appropriately diminutive price. The reliable Japanese drivetrain is just an unpriced bonus. #230331647065-1983 DUTTON PHAETON 3 roadster. S/N BB42KL24855. Green & silver/gray cloth. RHD. Odo: 1,000 miles. 9 Photos. Platte City, MO. “The body has been recently refinished in Woodlands Green with Titanium Silver accent stripes. There is some evidence of crazing in some areas although only in artificial lighting. The seats have been rebuilt and redone in gray ultrasuede with new Mercedes Bently Grey carpet.” 1970 Escort Sports Car Market


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members.” This one has “4856 miles, it has the 300 horsepower supercharged Ecotec engine. The camo pattern on the atom is vinyl and can be easily removed. This is the fastest car I have ever driven and turns heads where ever I go.” 16 bids, sf 2040, bf n/a. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $45,100. Who are they kidding with the camo? I am sure the seller realizes this is nearly the polar opposite of invisible transportation. You aren't going to lose it in long-term airport parking, and the law isn't going to imagine you are apex-carving tumbleweed. Nobody will mistake you for anything but a four-wheeled motorcycle. And if they want to buy their own, you can explain that middle $40s is the market price (as seen in a couple of recent, similar eBay sales.) #300274092092-1990 BMW Z1 roadster. S/N WBABA91060AL03686. Teal green metallic/black canvas/black cloth. Odo: 183,000 km. 24 Photos. North Miami, FL. “Never made available for the US market, and only 8,000 total units were built. Waiting lists in Europe were 2 years plus. Since the car was never federalized by BMW North America, it is not eligible to be imported under regular import rules. With the special exemption any buyer will have to verify that the car is not being driven for more than 2500 miles per year.” 4 offers, sf 376, bf na. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $39,500. While this is $10k-$20k more than a similar car would fetch at a European auction, Z1s are grade-A unobtanium stateside. With little or no contradictory data, I would have to call this a market price for a very used and very rare car. #160424532696-1955 PORSCHE 550 SPYDER Replica roadster. S/N N/A. Yellow/ black vinyl tonneau/tan leather. 4 Photos. Santa Cruz, CA. “I blew the motor in my Brabham and need cash to get it back on the track so this one needs to go. This is a new factory built roller— delivered without a motor in 2007—zero miles, never registered in California but has Indiana title as do all new cars from Chamonix. Drop in the VW or Porsche motor of your choice & go. Options include: pro-stock transmission (stronger), 4 wheel disc brakes, aluminum drum skins, custom color. Has top and side curtains. Cost $31,000 as it sits.” 1 bid, sf 572, bf na. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $20,000. If you can get over the bright yellow color calling you out as a replica driver, the logic behind this purchase is sound: July 2010 INTERIOR. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A FUN CAR TO DRIVE THIS IS IT.” Looks to be near immaculate. 12 bids, sf 1, bf n/a. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $24,900. Dark blue really suits this shape, and probably reduces stupid comments about Plymouth Prowlers. With so few built, it is a challenge to find a really nice color combination like this, and of course it's very hard to sell an ugly one (maroon, teal, etc.) SCM's database shows that $30k +/-$5k has been the number for an AIV at auction over the past few years, so I'll call this one a deal; a great looking example at the bottom of the expected price range. Well bought. © frame. It is registered in CA as a 1965 Ford and I have a clear California title.” 4 bids, sf 12, bf na. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $42,100. SCM's database shows three Kirkham Cobra auctions within the past decade; bid to $45k, $50k and $80k, and none of them sold. It seems strange that Kirkham aluminum cars, which are thought to be among the best in terms of workmanship, don't pull a big premium over other name brand fiberglass Cobra copies (like Autokraft and Factory Five). At least we now know how much less than $45k a seller would have to go in order to find the market clearing price. #270567907389-1994 AIV ROADSTER roadster. 1P9PR2825PB213021. Blue/black PANOZ S/N can- vas/black. Odo: 17,000 miles. 12 Photos. Jupiter, FL. “ONE OF ONLY 44 MADE. FACTORY BUILT IN GEORGIA BY PANOZ. STAINLESS STEEL TUBE FRAME AND ALLOY BODY. VERY GOOD PAINT AND Why order a Beck when you can get a third off on this new roller that could be out there killing bugs in the course of a couple weekends? Well found and well bought. Now tip me off to some more of these deals before the auction closes, will ya? #270442101136-1965 SHELBY COBRA Replica roadster. S/N N/A. Unfinished aluminum/black vinyl. Odo: 200 miles. 24 Photos. Canoga Park, CA. “This auction is for an aluminum body Cobra. The car is in excellent condition. It has a ford 427-ci side oiler with all the correct parts and a 4-speed top loader. No expenses were spared on this car. Real pin drive knockoffs, front oil cooler, MSD ignition, Smith gauges, fuel cell etc. It is a blast to drive. It is a Kirkham aluminum body with a round steel tube Online sales of contemporary cars. Fresh Meat 2009 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Date sold: 04/28/2010 eBay auction ID: 170472589893 Seller: cats Exotics, Everett, wA, www.catsexotics.com Sale type: used car with 2,048 miles VIN: Zhwbu37Sx9lA03354 Details: Verde ithaca green/black leather; E-gear, carbon ceramic brakes, interior carbon package Sale result: $267,888, 1 buy-it-now bid, sf 368, bf n/a MSrP: $413,335 Other current offering: lamborghini newport beach, huntington beach, cA, www.lambonb.com, is asking $284,888 for a similar Verde ithaca car with 2,388 miles. 2006 AM General Hummer H1 Alpha Date sold: 04/28/2010 eBay auction ID: 150438121132 Seller type: private party in Miami lakes, Fl Seller ID: andresgreatbargains Sale type: used car with 16,566 miles VIN: 137ph843x6E230900 Details: black/black w/ “hog heaven” h-d pinstripes; 6.6l diesel V8, 300 hp, 520 ft-lb Sale result: $115,000, 1 bid, sf 5, bf n/a. MSrP: $137,508 Other current offering: Eurocar inc., costa Mesa, cA, www.eurocaroc.com, asking $129,888 for a similar black one with 22,000 miles. 2005 Ford GT Date sold: 04/30/2010 eBay auction ID: 150438957435 Seller type: independent dealer Seller: las Vegas Motorcars, las Vegas, nV, www.lasvegasmc.com Sale type: used car with 1,586 miles VIN: 1FAFp90S95y401945 Details: red w/white stripes/black leather; supercharged V8, 550 hp, 500 ft-lb Sale result: $145,998, 1 bid, sf 427, bf n/a. MSrP: $149,995 Other current offering: Villa Ford, Eurocar inc., Orange, cA, www.villaford.com, asking $165,000 for a similar red car with 5,699 miles. © 127


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Price Guide Mid-Year Update Italian Buy-Sell Price range low aBartH 207A boano Spider Zagato 750 double bubble record Monza 850 tc 2+2 aLFa rOMeO rl normale/turismo rl Sport/Supersport rl targa Florio 6c 1500 normale 6c 1500 Sport 6c 1500 SS Supercharged 6c 1750 turismo 6c 1750 gran touring 6c 1750 gS Sc 2+2 6c 1750 gS Sc Zagato 6c 1750 gS touring “le Mans” long chassis (Zagato or touring) 8c 2300 short chassis (all) 8c 2300 “Monza” tipo b Monoposto (p3) tipo c Monoposto (8c-35) 6c 2300 saloon coachwork 6c 2300 Sp. coachwork 6c 2300 Mille Miglia 8c 2900 short chassis 8c 2900 long chassis 6c 2500 cabriolet (coachbuilt) 6c 2500 SS (coachbuilt) 6c 2500 Frec. d'Oro 6c 2500 Villa d'Este 1900 5-window coupe 1900M 4wd 1900 3-window coupe 1900 cabriolet 1900 Zagato (SSZ) 57 58–61 59–62 12 n/a n/a n/a $160,000 $50,000 $60,000 $17,000 high $200,000 $85,000 $90,000 $25,000 b b (Add $15k for correct twin-cam engine; $40k–$60k for 850-cc twin-cam; $80k–$100k for 1000-cc twin-cam bialbero.) 62–66 22–25 25–26 23–24 27–29 28 28 29–33 30–32 30–33 30–33 30–33 31–34 31–34 31–34 31–34 32–34 35–36 34–39 34–39 38 1,702 987 4 864 181 13 1,100 526 inc. inc. inc. (For previous two models, deduct up to $100k for non-matching engines.) 8c 2300 long chassis 80 12 48 39 15 6 35–39 36–39 39–43 39–40 39–53 46–53 46–50 49–53 51–54 52–57 55–58 52 (6C and 1900 sedans are easily converted to MM or Zagato-bodied cars; provenance is critical.) 2000 Spider 2600 Spider 2600 Sprint 55–57 58–62 2600 Sprint Zagato 750 Sprint normale 750 Spider normale 750 Spider Veloce 750 Sprint Veloce 750 Sprint Speciale (low-nose) 101 1300 Spider normale 101 1300 Spider Veloce 101 1300 Sprint normale 101 1300 Sprint Veloce 101 1300 Sprint Speciale SZ-1 (coda tonda—roundtail) SZ-2 (coda tronca—Kamm tail) tZ-1 tZ-2 62–65 62–66 65–67 54–59 55–59 56–59 56–59 (For ‘56–'57 Veloces, add 50% due to event eligibility.) 750 Sprint (lightweight) 56–57 57–58 59–62 59–62 59–62 59–62 58–62 60–61 61–62 63–64 64–65 giulia Sprint gt Veloce giulia gtc giulia ti Super giulia Super 4r Zagato 1600 gtA Stradale 1600 gtA corsa 1300 gtA Jr. Stradale 1300 gtA Jr. corsa 1750 gtAM 62–65 64–66 62–64 63–66 63–66 66–68 64–66 63–64 65–72 66–68 65–67 65–67 68–71 68–71 68–72 67–69 3,443 2,255 6,999 105 7,000* 7,000* 2,300* 1,100* 100* 100* 7,800* 500* 17,000* 1,900* 1,366 169 44 101 12 9,250 1,091 7,107 1,400 $36,000 $42,000 $16,000 $30,000 $28,000 $48,000 $56,000 $90,000 $78,000 $30,000 $43,000 $26,000 $37,500 $42,500 $225,000 $200,000 $550,000 (Note: TZs and SZs are easy to fake. Prices are for authentic cars with paperwork.) 101 1600 Spider normale 101 1600 Spider Veloce 101 1600 Sprint normale 101 1600 Sprint Speciale giulia Sprint gt 21,452 14,240 1,000 500 124,590 92 560 inc. 447 inc. 40 18 $2,500,000 $19,000 $18,000 $39,000 $15,000 $15,000 $26,000 $45,000 $10,000 $36,000 $100,000 $120,000 $90,000 $90,000 $110,000 (Note: GTA prices are especially affected by originality, completeness, and history.) tt 33/2 Stradale 128 $2,250,000 858 748 101 10 32 50–100 10* 50* 383 680 25 949 2,076 854 91 28* $100,000 $200,000 $650,000 $125,000 $250,000 $500,000 $110,000 $300,000 $475,000 $900,000 $875,000 $2,800,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $3,000,000 $4,500,000 $85,000 $350,000 $600,000 $10,000,000 $9,000,000 (2,594 6C 2500 chassis of all types were built. Numbers below are included in that figure.) 6c 2500 SS (coachbuilt) 6c 2500 SS corsa $350,000 $500,000 $350,000 $325,000 $80,000 $400,000 $95,000 $10,000 $100,000 $70,000 $550,000 $150,000 $250,000 $1,000,000 $190,000 $350,000 $775,000 $170,000 $400,000 $700,000 $1,400,000 $1,250,000 $3,800,000 $7,000,000 $8,000,000 $7,000,000 $4,000,000 $6,000,000 $100,000 $450,000 $1,000,000 $15,000,000 $11,000,000 $500,000 $800,000 $550,000 $425,000 $110,000 $525,000 $135,000 $15,000 $150,000 $100,000 $750,000 $44,000 $62,000 $24,000 $38,000 $34,000 $68,000 $76,000 $135,000 $102,000 $38,500 $63,000 $34,000 $45,000 $56,000 $275,000 $235,000 $650,000 $3,700,000 $30,000 $29,000 $58,000 $22,000 $26,000 $36,000 $65,000 $15,000 $52,000 $130,000 $150,000 $105,000 $115,000 $130,000 $2,750,000 c c b HHH HH HH HH HH b HHH A HHH c HHH b HHH A HHH c HHHH b HHHH b HHHH A HHHH A HHHH A HHH A HHHH A HHH A HHH A HHHH A HHHH c HHH b HHHH A HHHH A HHH A HHH b HHH b HHH b HHH b HHH HH c d b c b HHH b HHH H b HHH HH A HHH HH d c HHH HH b HHH c HHH c HHH b HHH b HHH c b c b b A HHH b HHH HH HH HH HH HH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH c b c b c b b b b HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH b HHH b HHH A HHH b HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH tt 33/2 (2-liter) tt 33/3 (3-liter) tt 33 12-cylinder tt 33 Sc 12 (Supercharged) duetto Spider 1750 (roundtail) gtV 1750 1300 Junior Zagato 1600 Junior Zagato Montreal berlina 1750/2000 gtV 1750/2000 Spider 1750/2000 Spider 2000 Alfetta sedan (Deduct $500 for automatic.) Alfetta gt (u.S.) Spider 2000 gtV-6 coupe gtV-6 balocco coupe gtV-6 coupe gtV-6 Maratona coupe gtV-6 twin turbo coupe Spider 2000 (Deduct $1,000 for automatic.) Milano Verde sedan Zagato ES-30 164/164l/164S sedan 164lS/164Q sedan Spider 2000 67–69 69–72 75 77 66–67 68–69 69 68–72 72–75 72–75 67–77 70–74 70–74 75–82 75–79 75–79 83–85 81–83 82 84–86 84 85 (Add $1,000 for Veloce, $2,000 for Quadrifoglio.) Milano sedan 86–90 87–89 87–89 90–92 91–93 94–95 91–93 (Rare ZF automatic not necessarily a price penalty.) Spider 2000 cE BIZZarrINI 5300 gt & Strada (Deduct 25% for fiberglass “America” models.) CISItaLIa d46 202MM (Spyder nuvolari) 202 Spyder Vignale DetOMaSO Vallelunga Mangusta pantera pantera gt/l, gtS (For true GT5, add $10,000.) DuaL-GHIa convertible l6.4 coupe FerrarI 166 Spyder corsa 166 MM berlinetta 166 MM barchetta 166 inter 195 inter 340 America closed 340 America Open 340 Mexico 342 America berlinetta 342 America cabriolet 212 Export (closed) 212 Export (open) 212 touring barchetta 212 inter 225 Sport 166 MM berlinetta Series ii 166 MM Spyder Series ii 250 MM 250 MM berlinetta 340 MM 500 Mondial Series i & ii 375 MM 375 MM berlinetta 250 Europa Series i 375 America 375 plus pF Spyder 56–58 61–63 47–48 48–50 48–50 48–51 50–52 51 51 52 52–53 52–53 51–52 51–52 51–52 51–52 52 52–53 52–53 52–53 52–53 53 53–54 53–54 53–54 53–54 53–54 54 117 26 8 7 25 37 27 12 13 4 3 3 9 8 10 78 20 4 9 13 17 10 30 16 7 22 12 6 $195,000 $145,000 $950,000 $1,200,000 $2,000,000 $500,000 $500,000 $600,000 $1,000,000 $2,500,000 $600,000 $1,100,000 $750,000 $1,300,000 $800,000 $450,000 $900,000 $1,200,000 $1,300,000 $2,000,000 $1,800,000 $3,000,000 $1,250,000 $3,800,000 $3,800,000 $550,000 $600,000 $5,000,000 $260,000 $200,000 $1,200,000 $2,000,000 $2,750,000 $700,000 $700,000 $2,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,500,000 $750,000 $2,000,000 $1,200,000 $1,800,000 $1,400,000 $800,000 $1,500,000 $1,600,000 $1,700,000 $2,700,000 $2,500,000 $3,800,000 $1,750,000 $4,800,000 $5,000,000 $850,000 $1,200,000 $5,500,000 b HHH c HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH b HHH b HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH b HHH b HHH A HHH b HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH b HHH A HHH A HHH *Predicted appreciation over twelve months, where five-star cars will out-perform market at large, three-star cars are fully priced, and one-star cars are still depreciating Sports Car Market 46–48 47–51 47–54 47–54 67 67–71 71–74 75–89 36 30 153 17 50* 400* 5,629 3,500* $125,000 $425,000 $220,000 $150,000 $100,000 $68,000 $35,000 $42,000 $200,000 $600,000 (For incorrect engine, deduct 25%. Beware of fakes with Simca engines, no paperwork, or no history.) 202 coupe $280,000 $225,000 $150,000 $102,000 $58,000 $62,000 A HHHH A HHH A HHH A HHH b HHH b HHH b HHH b HHH 94 (All Spider 2000s, add $1,000 for original hard top.) 65–69 100* $400,000 $525,000 b HH 30 20 12 2 15,047 inc. 44,265 1,108 402 3,925 190,000* 37,459 20,350* 28,944 180,000* 13,715 13,875 11,468 350 10,912 150 36 32,990 n/a n/a 1,020 158,057 inc. 12,713 1,956 $8,500 $11,000 $13,000 $16,000 Buy-Sell Price range low $800,000 $700,000 $500,000 $600,000 $19,000 $18,000 $21,000 $23,000 $32,000 $23,000 $3,500 $15,000 $6,500 $6,500 $3,500 high $1,000,000 $850,000 $700,000 $800,000 $24,000 $21,000 $26,000 $31,000 $36,000 $36,000 $5,500 $24,500 $11,500 $11,000 $5,250 d c d F F $4,500 $4,750 $4,750 $5,500 $13,500 $5,500 $2,000 $2,600 $6,000 $5,750 $7,000 $7,500 $17,000 $10,000 $3,750 $5,200 d d c c c b d d c c d c c d A HHHH A HHHH b HHH b HHH b HHH b HHH b HHH b HHH b HHH c HHH HH c HHH HH HH H H H HH HH HH HH HH H H HH H H HH HH Yrs. 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Price Guide Mid-Year Update Italian Buy-Sell Price range low 250 Monza 750 Monza 250 Europa Series ii 410 Sport Spyder/coupe 860 Monza 500 tr 410 Superamerica Series i, ii, iii 250 gt boano/Ellena 250 gt tour de France 500 trc 250 testa rossa (all variants) 250 gt pF cabriolet Series i 250 gt pF cabriolet Series ii 250 gt lwb california Spyder *Alloy-bodied 250 gt Swb california Spyder *Alloy-bodied 250 gt interim berlinetta 250 pininfarina coupe 250 gt Swb (steel) *Alloy-bodied *SEFAc variant 400 Superamerica coupe 400 Superamerica cabriolet 250 gtE 2+2 250 gtO (all variants) 250 gtl lusso 330 lM berlinetta 330 America 330 gt 2+2 Series i (4-headlight) 330 gt 2+2 Series ii (2-headlight) 250 lM 500 Superfast 275 gtb/2 Shortnose 276 gtb/2 longnose 54 54–55 54–55 55 55–56 56 56–59 56–58 56–59 57 56–61 57–59 59–62 57–60 60–63 59 59–62 60–62 61 60–64 60–64 60–63 62–64 62–64 63 63 63–65 65–68 64–65 64–66 64–66 64–66 65 65 275 gtb/c Series ii 275 gtb/4 (Add $500k for alloy body.) 275 gtb/4 nArt Spyder 330 gtc 330 gtS Spyder 365 california Spyder 206 gt dino 365 gtc 365 gt 2+2 365 gtb/4 daytona coupe 365 gtS 365 gtb/4c (Fact. daytona comp.) non-factory daytona comp. 365 gtS/4 daytona Spyder 365 gtc/4 246 gt dino coupe 246 gtS dino Spyder (Add $15,000 for “chairs and flares.”) 365 gt4 2+2 365 gt4 bb 308 gt4 2+2 308 gtb (fiberglass) (Add $5,000 for dry sump.) 308 gtb (steel) 308 gtS 512 bb 400 2+2 carbureted 512 bblM 308 gtbi 308 gtSi 400i Mondial 8 coupe 512 bbi 308 gtb QV 308 gtS QV Mondial coupe QV Mondial cabriolet QV 130 (Add $2,500 for 400/400i with manual shift.) 79–80 80–82 80–82 80–84 81–82 82–84 83–85 83–85 83–85 83–85 25 494 1,743 1,308 708 1,007 748 3,042 1,848 629 $800,000 $25,000 $27,000 $18,000 $16,000 $100,000 $30,000 $30,000 $18,000 $23,000 $1,000,000 $35,000 $37,000 $25,000 $24,000 $125,000 $40,000 $40,000 $30,000 $32,000 d d d d c b HHH HH HH HH HH b HHH HH d c c HHH HH HH 65–66 66 4 37 44 4 3 17 35 113 77 (Early Pininfarina-bodied “roundtail” TdFs ['56] will command a premium.) *14-louver competition car *Zagato-bodied 8 (inc.) 5 (inc.) 19 35 40 202 41 9 51 3 7 350 90 75 23 36 11 954 39 350 4 50 1,080 inc. 32 36 235 205 (Add $50k for 6 carbs; $100k for alloy body; $25,000 for outside filler cap.) 275 gtb/c Series i 275 gtb/c le Mans 275 gtS Spyder 14 3 200 12 66–68 67–68 66–68 66–68 66–67 67–68 68–70 68–71 68–73 69 71–73 71–73 72–73 71–72 69–74 72–74 72–76 74–76 74–79 75–77 75–79 77–79 76–81 76–80 330 10 600 100 14 152 168 800 1,284 20 15 (inc.) 5 (inc.) 122 500 2,609 1,274 470 387 2,826 712 2,089 3,218 929 502 $2,700,000 $1,400,000 $600,000 $4,200,000 $2,100,000 $1,500,000 $1,250,000 $350,000 $1,800,000 $2,200,000 $4,000,000 $2,000,000 $7,000,000 $1,500,000 $350,000 $2,750,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $7,000,000 $1,200,000 $125,000 $2,400,000 $3,500,000 $5,500,000 $1,100,000 $1,000,000 $90,000 $15,000,000 $400,000 $6,000,000 $100,000 $60,000 $65,000 $4,500,000 $800,000 $600,000 $700,000 $1,800,000 $5,000,000 $425,000 $2,000,000 $800,000 $5,000,000 $180,000 $550,000 $750,000 $150,000 $200,000 $75,000 $210,000 $600,000 $3,000,000 $1,500,000 $850,000 $85,000 $100,000 $115,000 $25,000 $125,000 $23,000 $28,000 $24,000 $26,000 $95,000 $20,000 high $3,500,000 $2,400,000 $800,000 $6,500,000 $2,900,000 $1,900,000 $2,000,000 $550,000 $2,800,000 $3,000,000 $5,000,000 $2,400,000 $16,000,000 $2,500,000 $550,000 $4,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $8,000,000 $2,000,000 $195,000 $3,000,000 $4,500,000 $7,500,000 $1,900,000 $2,100,000 $130,000 $27,000,000 $600,000 $7,500,000 $150,000 $85,000 $100,000 $5,500,000 $1,200,000 $800,000 $900,000 $2,200,000 $7,500,000 $550,000 $2,700,000 $1,200,000 $7,000,000 $225,000 $700,000 $1,100,000 $195,000 $250,000 $125,000 $325,000 $1,000,000 $3,500,000 $1,800,000 $1,100,000 $110,000 $125,000 $140,000 $35,000 $160,000 $28,000 $48,000 $34,000 $33,000 $130,000 $30,000 A HHH A HHH b HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH b HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH b HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH b HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH c HHH A HHH b HHH A HHH b HHH c HHH c HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHHH b HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH b HHH b HHH A HHH b HHH b HHH c HHH b HHH b HHH A HHH b HHH A HHH c HHH b HHH b HHH d c c c c d HH b HHH HH HH HH HH b HHH HH 288 gtO testarossa testarossa 412 Mondial 3.2 coupe Mondial 3.2 cabriolet 328 gtb 328 gtb 328 gtS 328 gtS F40 Mondial t coupe Mondial t cabriolet 348 tb 348 ts 512 tr 456 gt 456 gtA 456M gt/gtA 348 Spider F512 M F355 berlinetta F355 gtS F355 Spider F50 (Add $5,000 for F1 transmission.) 550 Maranello 355 Serie Fiorano 360 Modena 360 Modena Spider 95–97 96–03 99 99–05 00–05 430 Spider 430 Scuderia 550 barchetta Enzo 575M Maranello 575 Superamerica Fxx 612 Scaglietti 599 gtb Fiorano 458 italia california Spider (Add $7,500 for F1 transmission.) 00–05 03–04 05– 05– 349 1,600 100* 8,800 7,565 (Add $7,500 for F1 transmission. Deduct $25k for gray-market cars.) 360 Modena challenge 360 challenge Stradale 430 inc. 378 07–09 1 03–04 02–05 04–05 05–06 05– 06– 09– 09– '60s 448 400 2,100* 559 30 n/a n/a n/a n/a 12 6* (Includes 166, 196, 246, 286, 268 SPs without stories.) rear-engined V12 racers FIat 8V (body by rapi) body by Zagato (28) Show cars/Other coachwork 124/2000 Spider x1/9 INterMeCCaNICa italia coupe italia convertible ISO rivolta coupe grifo lele 57–58 59–63 59–67 66–72 66–72 67–74 68–85 74–90 67–72 67–72 63–70 65–74 53–55 114 total inc. inc. n/a n/a n/a $350,000 $525,000 $200,000 1,989 5,814 124,660 150,000* 150,000* 411 inc. 799 412 317 $20,000 $29,500 $10,500 $39,000 $16,000 $4,800 $7,500 $3,250 $28,000 $35,000 $35,000 $160,000 (Add $7,000 for 427 V8; $2,500 for long-nose model. Deduct $2,500 for 351 V8. ) 69–74 $20,000 $550,000 $750,000 $600,000 $28,000 $45,000 $14,000 $62,500 $23,000 $7,500 $11,000 $4,800 $45,000 $50,000 $50,000 $275,000 $30,000 b HHH A HHH b HHH (Correct 8V engines are difficult to find. Deduct 40% for incorrect type or no engine. Add 25% for significant, documented history. Aesthetics of custom bodies will significantly influence values; Ghia Supersonic equals Zagato in price. ) 1100/1200 tV roadster 1500/1600 OScA roadster 1200/1500 roadster Fiat dino Spider Fiat dino coupe 850 Spider c c d b d d c HH HH HH HH HH HH HH F HHH c HHH b HHH c HHH b HHH HH F *Predicted appreciation over twelve months, where five-star cars will out-perform market at large, three-star cars are fully priced, and one-star cars are still depreciating Sports Car Market 25* 22* $700,000 $65,000 $75,000 $60,000 $80,000 $65,000 $125,000 $130,000 $160,000 est. MSrp $180,000 $1,000,000 $95,000 $220,000 $1,800,000 $115,000 $225,000 est. MSrp est. MSrp 68–70 81–88 40* 36* $1,000,000 $450,000 $225,000 $800,000 $90,000 $100,000 $110,000 $130,000 $82,000 $145,000 $225,000 $250,000 $275,000 $225,000 $1,250,000 $135,000 $275,000 $2,200,000 $220,000 $250,000 $225,000 $195,000 $1,500,000 $600,000 $275,000 A HHH H c b b b b b b b b c c c c b c c c c HH H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H *Concerning “cut-cars”: non-factory, non-NART Spyder conversions are valued primarily by the quality of workmanship. In today's market, rarely is a cut car valued more than the coupe from which it is derived. Formula One cars 312 “Spaghetti Exhaust” 70-80 312 b & t series turbocharged A A Ferrari Sports prototype racers Front-engined V6 (dinos) (Includes 196, 206, 246, 296 S without stories.) rear-engined V6 & V8 dino racers 57–60 61–67 63–67 $2,750,000 $1,450,000 $4,000,000 $3,750,000 $1,850,000 $9,500,000 A HHH HH HH A HHH A HHH A HHH (Includes 250 P, 275 P, 330 P, 330 P2, 275 P2, 365 P, 330 P3, 365 P2/3, 330 P4, 330 P3/4 [412 P] without stories.) 84–85 85–87.5 87.5–91 85–89 86–88 86–88 86–88 89 86–88 89 88–91 89 89–91 90 90–92 91–95 92–03 95–03 98–03 93–95 94–96 94–99 96–99 95–99 272 7,200 inc. 576 987 810 1,345 inc. 6,068 inc. 1,315 840 1,010 2,895 4,230 2,280 1,548 inc. 403 1,090 500 3,938 2,048 2,663 Buy-Sell Price range low $500,000 $40,000 $50,000 $25,000 $25,000 $28,000 $35,000 $45,000 $52,000 $50,000 $400,000 $33,000 $35,000 $37,000 $40,000 $65,000 $45,000 $55,000 $38,000 $40,000 $140,000 $50,000 $48,000 $65,000 high $600,000 $55,000 $60,000 $35,000 $33,000 $35,000 $50,000 $60,000 $68,000 $65,000 $500,000 $40,000 $50,000 $52,000 $55,000 $100,000 $75,000 $90,000 $55,000 $60,000 $190,000 $75,000 $65,000 $85,000 d c b HHH c HHH c HHH HH d HHH HH d d d c c c c b c b b b b HHH b HHH b HHH b HHH A HHH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH c Yrs. 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Price Guide Mid-Year Update Italian Buy-Sell Price range low ISOtta FraSCHINI tipo 8 touring tipo 8A cabriolet tipo 8A convertible coupe tipo 8A S cabriolet roadster tipo 8A SS dual cowl phaeton tipo 8A SS roadster cabriolet LaMBOrGHINI 350 gt 400 gt 2+2 Miura p400 400S 400SV Espada islero (400 gt version) “S” version Jarama (both versions) (Add $7,500 for “S”.) urraco p250 p200 p300 countach lp400 (periscopo) countach lp400 lp400 S lp5000 S lp5000 QV 25th Anniversary Silhouette Jalpa p350 lM002 (For American version, add $15,000.) diablo diablo Vt diablo diablo Vt roadster Murcielago Murcielago roadster Murcielago lp640 Murcielago lp640 roadster gallardo gallardo Spyder gallardo lp560-4 LaNCIa Appia gtZ, gtE (Zagato) Appia Sport (Zagato) Aurelia b20gt coupe S1-6 90–93 94–99 96–01 96–99 02– 05– 07– 09– 04– 06– 09– 57–62 61–63 51–58 Aurelia b24 Spider America (*Factory number, but probably optimistic.) Aurelia b24 convertible 52–53 54–55 2,903 inc. inc. 466 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 350* 200 3,121 1,074 240* 521 gtl 2+2 touring coupe Flaminia convertible Flaminia Sport (Zagato) Flavia Vignale convertible Fulvia coupe Fulvia 1.2/1.3 hF coupe Fulvia 1.6 hF “Fanalone” coupe 50–51 60–65 63–65 60–64 59–67 585** 47 1,703 303 847 599 $80,000 $100,000 $90,000 $120,000 $150,000 $225,000 $300,000 est. MSrp $110,000 $195,000 est. MSrp $60,000 $70,000 $70,000 $55,000 $350,000 $100,000 $125,000 $125,000 $150,000 $200,000 $250,000 $350,000 $380,000 $140,000 $225,000 $210,000 $110,000 $105,000 $135,000 $85,000 $525,000 d d d d d d d d c c b H H H H H H H H H H H b HHH b HHH b HHH (Note: S1, 2, & 3 were all RHD, and are valued higher in Europe than S4, 5, & 6 due to racing history. In the U.S., add $1,000 for Nardi steering wheel; $1,500 for Nardi floor shift; $5,000 for Nardi carb kit; $2,500 for period Webasto sunroof; $7,500 for Borrani wires.) Aurelia b22 sedan b (Add $5,000 for Nardi carb kit; $2,500 for factory hard top; $5,000 for Borrani wires.) Aurelia b50/b51 cabriolet Aurelia b51 woody Flaminia gt touring 55–59 50–51 $185,000 $150,000 $200,000 $40,000 $40,000 $90,000 $125,000 62–67 62–67 65–76 65–68 69–70 1,643 640 104,679 1,317 1,258 Stratos competizione MaSeratI A61500 (60 PF coupes, 1 Zagato) A6gcS (cycle fender, single cam) A6gcS/53 132 70–73 65–67 67–72 73–76 74–76 3,690 909 6,193 495 inc. 61 16 52 $30,000 $30,000 $12,000 $30,000 $48,000 $250,000 $250,000 $300,000 $65,000 $57,000 $110,000 $150,000 $35,000 $38,000 $18,000 $40,000 $90,000 HH A HHH A HHH b HHH d b HHH c HHH HH b HHH A HHH (Four variations: Covered headlight 2.5L; open headlight 2.5L; double bubble sport with 2.8L; super sport with chopped tail. Add for all Flaminias: $5,000 for added triple Weber carbs; $4,000 for original 2.8L, 3C model.) Flavia Sport (Zagato) d d c HH HH HH b HHH b HHH (Fanalone “big headlight” coupe is the street version of the rally car. Research well, as many more now exist than were ever produced. Actual works or documented privateer race cars are much more expensive.) Fulvia 1.6 hF lusso coupe Fulvia Sport (Zagato) alloy Fulvia Sport (Zagato) steel Stratos Stradale $18,000 $17,000 $15,000 $185,000 $175,000 46–50 47–53 51–53 $200,000 $1,000,000 $1,400,000 $25,000 $32,000 $31,000 $240,000 $350,000 $400,000 $1,200,000 $2,000,000 d c c HH HH HH A HHH A HHHH b HHH A HHH A HHH 19–24 30–32 25–32 25–32 25–32 25–33 64–66 66–68 66–69 69–71 71–72 68–78 68–69 69 70–76 72–76 75–77 75–79 74–76 77 76–82 82–85 85–88 89 76–78 82–88 87–90 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 143 244 465 138 148 1,223 125 100 327 525 66 198 110 40 235 323 610 657 52 410 300 $450,000 $580,000 $560,000 $620,000 $735,000 $800,000 (Prices can vary greatly depending on coachwork. For Castagna coachwork, add 15%.) $200,000 $165,000 $280,000 $350,000 $750,000 $30,000 $85,000 $100,000 $27,000 $15,000 $15,000 $25,000 $350,000 $125,000 $85,000 $85,000 $100,000 $110,000 $35,000 $20,000 $50,000 $300,000 $225,000 $380,000 $425,000 $950,000 $50,000 $140,000 $145,000 $42,000 $25,000 $23,000 $35,000 $450,000 $200,000 $105,000 $110,000 $125,000 $130,000 $58,000 $47,000 $65,000 d d d b HHH b HHH b HHH b HHH A HHHH HH HH HH HH c d d d HH HH HH b HHH b HHH b HHH b HHH b HHH b HHH HH d HHH HH c c high $675,000 $780,000 $765,000 $820,000 $945,000 $1,100,000 A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A6g54/A6g2000 Allemano coupe A6g54/A6g2000 Frua Spyder A6g54/A6g2000 Zagato coupe (Also 6 Frua coupes, 1 Zagato Spyder built.) 150S 200S, Si 300S 450S 3500 gt, gti 3500 gt Vignale Spyder (3500 add $5,000 for wires, $3,500 for 5-sp.) 5000 gt Allemano coupe 55–57 55–58 55–58 56–58 57–65 59–64 (Prices vary considerably for special coachwork by Touring, Michelotti, Frua, Pininfarina, Ghia, and Bertone.) birdcage tipo t 60/61 front engine birdcage tipo 63/64 rear engine Sebring coupe Si Sebring coupe Sii Quattroporte i Mistral coupe Mistral Spyder Mexico 4.2 59–64 59–61 60–61 62–65 65–66 63–69 64–70 64–69 65–68 (Add $2,000 for 4.7 version.) ghibli 4.7l coupe ghibli SS 4.9l coupe ghibli Spyder 4.7l ghibli SS Spyder 4.9l indy (Add $2,000 for 4.7L or 4.9L engine.) bora Merak Khamsin Merak SS Kyalami Quattroporte ii Quattroporte iii biturbo coupe biturbo Spyder biturbo Spyder (inj.) 228 430 Spyder coupe Quattroporte V MOrettI gS bialbero (750-cc) barchetta bialbero (750-cc) OSCa Mt4 1100 Mt4 1350 Mt4 1450 Mt4 1500 tn 1500 F2/S 1500 FS 1500 type J 750S 950S 1100S 1500S 1600S 1000S 2000S 1600 gt SIata 300bc (Deduct $10,000 for Fiat 1100 engine.) daina cabriolet (For all Biturbos, deduct $2,000 for automatic.) 86–92 87–94 02–04 02–04 05– 54–56 63–69 48–56 49–50 53–55 54–56 55–56 57–58 58 59–64 56–60 56 57–59 57 60 61 54–60 60–65 (Add $20,000 for Grand Sport [twin Webers]; $50,000 for alloy body.) 208 coupe (Farina & balboa) 208S America roadster 49–52 51–55 52–55 52–55 StaNGueLLINI 1100 (Price for OHC or DOHC engines. Deduct $40k for pushrod engine; $20k for 750 engine.) Formula Junior 47–56 59 120 $160,000 $40,000 25* 36* 60 469 995 n/a n/a n/a 96 n/a 35 8 8 27 2 4 4 15 17 1 5 3 2 1 5 128 70 80 $6,500 $6,500 $50,000 $55,000 $75,000 $190,000 $300,000 $650,000 $700,000 $850,000 $1,100,000 $1,100,000 $900,000 $600,000 $120,000 $400,000 $450,000 $500,000 $800,000 $550,000 $450,000 $850,000 $175,000 (1600 GT price is for Zagato Berlinetta. Fissore-, Boneschi-, and Touring-bodied prices vary.) $85,000 $75,000 $400,000 $450,000 $150,000 $110,000 $600,000 $650,000 $275,000 $50,000 c HHH c HHH b HHH A HHH (Correct 8V engines are difficult to find. Significant deduction for incorrect type or no engine. Examples with exceptional and fully documented history can command exceptional prices.) b HHH b HHH *Predicted appreciation over twelve months, where five-star cars will out-perform market at large, three-star cars are fully priced, and one-star cars are still depreciating Sports Car Market $10,000 $10,000 $70,000 $75,000 $88,000 $275,000 $400,000 $850,000 $900,000 $950,000 $1,300,000 $1,300,000 $1,100,000 $800,000 $160,000 $500,000 $500,000 $550,000 $1,000,000 $800,000 $550,000 $1,050,000 $300,000 d d c c d HH HH H H H b HHH b HHH (Spare engines are non-existent. Cars w/o engines have marginal value at best. Add 25% for documented, significant history.) A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHHH A HHHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH b HHH 71–80 72–76 74–80 76–80 77–82 73–75 78–87 84–94 84–89 86–94 67–70 70–73 69–71 71–72 69–74 32 22 6 346 98 776 828 120 250 1,149 inc. 100 25 1,136 571 1,832 421 277 150 13 2,155 18,895** 1,325** 1,331** $1,700,000 $650,000 $50,000 $45,000 $12,000 $35,000 $100,000 $22,000 $55,000 $80,000 $200,000 $300,000 $16,000 $35,000 $15,000 $18,500 $18,000 $16,000 $15,000 $15,000 $6,000 $3,000 $5,500 $2,800,000 $900,000 $90,000 $70,000 $17,000 $60,000 $200,000 $32,000 $80,000 $100,000 $280,000 $400,000 $24,000 $55,000 $23,000 $50,000 $25,000 $26,000 $50,000 $20,000 $12,000 $6,000 $8,500 24 30* 28 10 1,991 227 54–57 54–57 54–57 21 12 20 Buy-Sell Price range low $275,000 $650,000 $1,200,000 $1,000,000 $1,500,000 $5,000,000 $6,000,000 $75,000 $155,000 $350,000 high $450,000 $750,000 $1,600,000 $1,500,000 $2,500,000 $5,500,000 $6,500,000 $125,000 $285,000 $500,000 b HHH b HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH A HHH c HHH b HHH A HHH A HHH c b HHH HH HH c d HHH c HHH b HHH d HHH b HHH b HHH b HHH b HHH c HHH b HHH d HHH c HHH c HHH c HHH HH c d HHH F HHH F HHH F HHH Yrs. 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Mystery Photo Answers Comments With Your Renewal Keep up the good work.—Vic In hindsight, Ned realizes representing himself in the divorce was probably not such a good idea. —Justin Primeaux, New Preston, CT ruNNer-uP: This photo of an early Buick SUV shows that General Motors has been in trouble for a long time.—Frank Koch, Baton Rouge, LA After a huge success at Studebaker, GM brings Raymond Loewy on board to sell espresso.—James T. 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Call now and you'll receive our third wheel kit for that extra burst of power when you need it. By Ronco.— Neil Rabin, New Orleans, LA The Minnebago concept still needed a little tweaking.—Doug Metzker, Portland, OR General Motors cup holder prototype turned out to be too big.—Norman Vogel, San Francisco, CA Morning Coffee Becomes Electra.—Gary Francis, Chico, CA A rarely seen Buick option, the Self-Sufficiency Package.— Jim Graham, New Canaan, CT The answer to the question nobody asked: the “Buick Bunk Bed.”—Scott Zieske, Rapid City, SD Because even gearheads need good lawyers, Justin Primeaux wins a soon-to-be-collectible official SCM cap. © This Month's Mystery Photo Response Deadline: June 25, 2010 Our Photo, Your Caption Be the author of the most accurate, creative, or provocative response and receive a Sports Car Market cap. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503.253.2234; email: mysteryphoto@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. Tivera, Lincoln Park, MI Thanks Keith and all. I look forward to two years of insight… and hope Alfa comes back soon.—Gordy Hyde, Bothell, WA More coverage of restoration facili- ties and the costs of restoring vehicles vs. their eventual value. Modern restoration techniques seem far superior than when I was involved back in the late 1970s.—David Gourley, Coquitlam, CAN. You should find our p. 42 story on the last ten years of Pebble Beach Best of Show winners an interesting read, David.—KM Good job, my favorite car mag.— Richard Powers, Miami, FL. And Richard, your wonderful beach-front retreat in Costa Rica is our favorite place to be in Central America. Thanks again for your hospitality.—KM Terrific articles. Keep them com- ing.—Gene Prat, Kentfield, CA How about showing costs for some projects and projected/past maintenance costs for given vehicles, as well as weak points if actually driven.—Steve Ludden, Puyallup, WA Abarth is getting some attention with the new Fiat/Chrysler 500, how about a nice Abarth retrospective?— Eric Van Nice, Encinitas, CA. It's been a while since we profiled an Abarth. We'll look for a good one at auction and keep it in mind.—KM My favorite magazine. I personally would like more bike auctions included. But that's just me.—Peter Pereira, Astoria, OR Thanks for the well-written/ well-edited features, especially those by Sheehan. How about a feature on the SOS Volvo Duett?—Mike Healy, Inglewood, CA. Mike, since we've got a lovely old 544 in the stable, your request is falling on receptive ears.—KM Thanks Keith, great mag.—Robert Hibbs, Mercer Island, WA SCM is weaker without “English Patient” and “Porsche Gespräch.” It made me ponder renewing…can't you find other columnists?—Randal Wallingford, Fallbrook, CA. Randall, both Schrager and Anderson, the authors, requested leaves as they were extremely busy with other commitments. At the same time, we became thoughtful about our page count, as the magazine market was in turmoil. I'm pleased to report that this issue is up to 148 pages, larger than all the major buff books! Our newsstand is profitable and growing, as is our circulation and advertising base. So as we increase in size, you can watch for increased features in SCM. Excellent.—Haldor W. Sandland, Oslo, NOR Love Draneas legal drama and Sheehan Ferrari inside info. Keep getting better. Thanks.—Phillip Schroeder, Platte City, MO Maintain an objective view point. Don't get swept up in the hype of trying to support a failing market.—Dennis C. Birkhimer, San Rafael, CA. All signs point to increasing market strength. We'd love to take credit for that, but…—KM And thanks to all of you for your thoughtful comments and your renewals.—Keith Martin © 134 Sports Car Market


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SCM Weekly May 4 (613 total votes) Which current car has the best chance of becoming collectible? a. Nissan GTR ($81k MSRP): 7% b. Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 ($107k MSRP): 23% c. Lexus LFA ($350k est. MSRP): 15% d. Ferrari California ($192k MSRP): 27% e. The last collectible car was built in 1973, dammit: 28% April 27 (516 total votes) Keith Martin is driving a 1959 Alfa Giulietta Spider Veloce in the California Mille this week. What is most likely to happen to him? a. He'll run at 7,000 rpm the whole time and still come in last: 12% b. He'll forget to watch the gauge and run out of gas: 2% c. He'll bore all the Ferrari owners by explaining how the Alfa's nimbleness trumps their power: 36% d. His wife will want to know why they never drive dry, warm, comfy coupes in vintage events: 50% April 20 (531 total votes) What will be the top selling car in Monaco? a. 1949 Ferrari 166/195 Inter at Bonhams, est. $1.3m–$1.5m: 15% b. 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB at RM, est. $3.5m–$4m: 57% c. 1934 Mercedes-Benz Nürburg Cabriolet at Bonhams, est. $415k–$475k: 9% d. 1937 BMW 328 MM “Bügelfalte” at RM, no est.: 19% April 13 (606 total votes) You've just won the SCM lottery and get to pick one car to drive for a year, all expenses paid. Which will it be? a. 1965 Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur saloon: 17% b. 1967 Chevy Corvette 427/435 convertible: 29% c. 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 twoheadlight coupe: 41% d. 1965 Porsche 911S coupe: 13% Vote on the latest poll at www.sportscar- market.com, or in your SCM Weekly Insider e-newsletter. Vintage Advertising Prints 13" x 19"; Just $15.95. Available online at www.sportscarmarket.com 136 Poll Results Each Tuesday morning in our free SCM Weekly Insider e-newsletter, we conduct a poll. Here's how you responded:


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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 1964 Jaguar XKe 3.8 Coupe wiring, battery, windshield hardware included. More photos on request. truly unique! $6,900. contact John at 617.721.9366 or email dpisland@gmail. com (MA) German Gebhardt/BMw historic leMans eligible gebhardt/bMw 2-liter sports racer. Excellent condition. $128,000. contact Anatoly at 918.743.0891. A spectacular california car finished in black with black leather. All matching numbers. Original books, tools, spare, jack. perfect mechanicals, gorgeous cosmetics. ready to perform flawlessly on rallys, tours, or just for weekend cruising. $75,000/ offer. Matthew l. degarmo ltd. 203.852.1670. website: degarmoltd.com. (ct) 1989 Jaguar XJS convertible 1960 Mercedes-Benz 220Se Convertible honest, authentic car. $10,000 in recent work including clutch, brakes and suspension. $118,500. Fantasy Junction, sales@fantasyjunction.com; www .fantasyjunction.com. 510.653.7555. (cA) 1986 Porsche euro 930 A superb original car with 42,000 original miles and all original interior. beautifully cared for always by discriminating collectors. tobacco brown, cognac leather, floor automatic, power windows. $85,000. Matthew l. degarmo ltd. 203.852.1670 website: degarmoltd.com (ct) 1957 Porsche 356a Speedster restored, red w /tan ieather, new England 1000 participant, 1 of 52 of this gorgeous little gt, $75k, contact bob at 650.954.8320 or email rjmxr750@ aol.com. car located in n. california. 1973 Maserati Bora 1968 Mercedes 300Se Convertible $28,000. Fantasy Junction, sales@fantasyjunction. com; www.fantasyjunction.com. 510.653.7555. (cA) 1965 aSa 1000 Gt “Ferrarina” 7000 miles from new and in absolutely superb condition. Always maintained to the highest standard for a great driving experience. All hydraulics perfect. dark blue metallic, white interior, documented service. $95,000. Matthew l. degarmo ltd. 203.852.1670 website: degarmoltd.com (ct) 1974 Detomaso Pantera GtS Emily. near-show quality, expensively preserved/restored for lap of uSA and cA Mille. touring nirvana! $140,000 Email alex@dearbornauto.com or call 978.590.5079 (MA). 1961 Mercedes 300SL roadster 33,000 original documented miles. immaculate. $13900.00. contact John crowley at jacy1948@ yahoo.com or call 516.521.2309 (Fl) 1949 MG tC car is red with tan interior. Very original. Everything works, including the clock which has a dismountable light system for safety. it was imported from ireland where it was raced with a compressor. it has patina and it is in good shape. $31,000.00. call Alex at 215.321.5557. (pA) 1969 MG Gt coupe Mg coupe, white (not original colour, it was painted pale blue when manufactured). wire wheels with knock offs. weber carburetor conversion. interior black. Everything works, no radio. $9.500.00. call Axel at 215.321.5557. (pA) French 1928 renault rY 6-Cylinder boattail skiff speedster project. chassic restored 5 years ago to good running condition. new Michelins, 138 Original, unrestored with pagoda hard-top + tan convertible top. burgundy with fresh Mercedes tan leather interior, professionally restored wood trim, 91,000 mi, always garage kept. Exceptionally nice car with strong mechanicals and original tool kit, runs perfect. would consider microcar or Minicar as partial trade. $34,750.00 contact: burt@fitzrich .com for more details or call 312.951.8981 First time for sale in many years, offered from private collection. beautiful condition throughout. ivory, saddle leather, factory hardtop, European lights. please inquire for details. Matthew l. degarmo ltd. 203.852.1670. website: degarmoltd .com (ct) 1967 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Original owner offering this stock 930, 5200 miles. Excellent condition with full documentation. black w/ champagne interior. includes factory European parts removed for EpA/dOt conversion. $69,500. call 928.468.6212 or email outdog31@hotmail.com. 1964 Vw Beetle Convertible Authentic factory gtS with same owner since late 1970's, two owners total. perfect condition in every way. red, black leather. A few tasteful mods that can easily be brought back to original. $75,000. Matthew l. degarmo ltd. 203.852.1670 website: degarmoltd.com. (ct) 1988 Pantera black plate california car restored to true 100% factory correct concours condition. All matching numbers, original colors of bahama blue, white interior, white top. All original books, tools. A flawless car, fully sorted to drive as new. $39,000/Offer. Matthew l. degarmo ltd. 203.852.1670 website: degarmoltd.com. (ct) Italian 1974 alfa romeo GtV 2000 Same owner since 1989, 26,000 original miles. never raced or abused in any way. Always pampered and still in original and gorgeous condition. cosmetically and mechanically mint. white, white leather. $79,500. Matthew l. degarmo ltd. 203.852.1670 website: degarmoltd.com (ct) American 1958 aC aceca well maintained, sorted west coast car. 7k on engine, twin webers, pittatore cams. recent clutch and front seats. Suitable for daily driving and events. Shown at 2009 Amelia island, Meadowbrook, glenmoor (award winner), exceptional car, drives Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery great, full details, pictures, price at classic-motorsonline.com, private party sale. please call peter at 434.426.8506. 1964 aC 289 Cobra Race 2002 Cadillac P1 Chassis# 2 and 3 “All business” corvette Fuelie, metallic brakes, 4.11 posi, off road exhaust, radio, and heater delete. red/red. bloomington gold 2009. Email terry@ proteamcorvette.com A very well documented car with one owner from new until 1999. 49,000 original miles; Mechanically all original; paint and leather redone per factory original. Fully serviced, fully sorted. A great car for show or touring. comes with original top and side curtains. call for details. Matthew l. degarmo ltd. 203.852.1670 website: degarmoltd.com (ct) 1940 Buick roadmaster convertible sedan 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 1971 SS 454 nom 4 speed factory air ps. pb. buckets factory tach. Very nice car.drives exc.many receipts. no rust trades poss. $29500.00. contact doug page at viperpage@aol.com or call 941.928.4234 (Fl) 1999 Callaway C12 Speedster Fresh paint and chrome, everything done except woodgrain needs freshening. great tourm car. $58,500. contact bobby Minis at 912.352.1825 1953 Buick roadmaster estate wagon 1 of 2. Stunning. Ex-Ottis chandler. 440 hp Supernatural engine, le Mans brakes, callaway automatic transmission. true collector's corvette. $115,000. Fantasy Junction, sales@fantasyjunction.com; www .fantasyjunction.com. 510.653.7555. (cA) Model 79c. last year of a woodie, first year of the nailhead V-8. One of 670 built. genuine roadmaster, 3 owners. Air conditioned power steering, cosmetically restored, original interior. carter-pac roof rack. $145,000.00. contact chuck at 845.452.3137 or 914.474.0137. (ny) 1971 Buick GS 350 Convertible 1965 Cobra by unique Motorcars barn find - no history (yet). toploader 4-speed, 289 Ford, Alloy. dash, rokstock suspension, huge bbS wheels, box flares, cell, 4 pt. + much more. V-8 capri's are wicked fast. neat Vintage race car. $6500 ObO. please call 805.466.1015 or email automojo@hughes.net. Very rare oppurtunity to purchase 2 of the 3 2002 p1 cadillac race cars. these are chassis #2 and #3- both finishing in the top 10 in 2002 leMans. designed by nigel Stroud with full carbon fiber tub, twin garrett turbochargers on 4 liter 180 degree crank northstar V8, pneumatic paddle shift 6 speed sequential x-trac gearbox. All proper bosch and pi electronics in place and working properly. the 2002 p1 was cadillac's last race car, and here are the last two built. As fast and dependable as the Audis for less money! interesting street car trades considered. cars will be at hSr road America in May. Email dan.mershon@donet.com or call 937.605.1505. V-8 Capri race Car 1960 Chevrolet Corvette 1973 Ford F-350 Flat-Bedtruck One owner, 50,000 miles. Always garaged, no rust. ideal for antique cars. $4,995.00. call bob at 203.215.4846. (ct) Lola t-70 Mark 3B F.i.A. paperwork and letter from lola verifying authenticity. complete ground up restoration almost complete. 355 chevy with aluminum heads and webers. Everything new, powder coated or zinc plated. race ready, priced to sell quickly. Email dan.mershon@donet.com or call 937.605.1505. Lotus 23C #131 this is the last lotus 23 made and is the very rare cModel with bigger wheels, brakes, and fatter body work. Fresh, legal 1600 lotus twin cam with new webbers, and rebuilt transaxle. complete history from new, well known SVrA car with logbook. perfectly maintained and ready to race, spares included. $155,000, possible street car trade? Email dan.mershon@donet.com or call 937.605.1505. 1958 tojeiro-Climax Mk II Stunning, nimble driver's car. Know period history, documentation. Successful Monterey and cSrg competitor. $297,500. Fantasy Junction, sales@ fantasyjunction.com; www.fantasyjunction.com. 510.653.7555. (cA) Adult owned, beautifully preserved, documented from new. Smallblock with 3:08 automatic for economical touring. needs nothing. $24,000. See dearbornauto.com, email alex@dearbornauto.com or email 978.590.5079. (MA). 1949 Chevrolet Deluxe 3800 1942 Ford Super Deluxe woodie wagon A true concours quality recreation with mind blowing, pavement ripping performance. A really spectacular car with all fiberglass coachwork, true show quality paint; 500 hp V8, Ford top loader, Jaguar independent rear suspension. Super low miles. will sell for a fraction of cost new. please call for details. Matthew l. degarmo ltd. 203.852.1670 website: degarmoltd.com (ct) Keith Martin's Guide to Car Collecting, Second Edition, will be your one-stop resource for collecting. ALL COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR! panel, museum piece. Frame-off restoration. radial tires, oak bed, radio, correlt seats, rare trim. 70 miles. $47,500.00. 208.659.8258 or email classicgarage@mac.com. The updated edition includes over 300 pages of insider information about the collector car market, with tips and insights you simply won't get anywhere else. It includes everything, from the top 1,000 prices of collectible cars, to collector car legal advice, to picking out your best first Ferrari or Porsche. It's a must read. rare model with superb original wood. Mint condition throughout. great history. All options including columbia rear end, original radio, heater. Show quality but fully sorted for real driving. call for details. Matthew l. degarmo ltd., 203.852.1670, www.degarmoltd.com. (ct) 140 . To order, or to learn more about Keith Martin's Guide to Car Collecting, Second Edition, visit sportscarmarket.com/kmoc2 or call Moira Blackflower at 877.219.2605 x 204 Sports Car Market


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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) Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers. 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, Barrett-Jackson 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. +44.207.228.8000, +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) 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. Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@ silverauctions.com. www.silverauctions. com. (WA) 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 House Lyncastle Road Warrington England. WA4 4BSN www.handh.co.uk. (UK) 142 Specialty Auto Auctions and Sales. 800.901.0022, Established by Bruce and Helen Douglas in 1987. Based in Colorado and doing auctions in Colorado, Nevada and South Dakota. This year we will join forces with Hot August Nights and B & T Custom Rods for two sales in Nevada. We will also be working with Automania for sales in South Dakota. For personalized service contact us. www.saaasinc.com. (CO) Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886, Offices located nationwide. Pre-purchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale vales, estates, expert witness testimony. On-site inspection. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. “Not just one man's opinion of value.” See web site for locations and service 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) 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.classiccarauction.com. (CA) The Worldwide Group. 866.273.6394, Established by John Kruse and Rod C. Egan, The Worldwide Group— Auctioneers, Appraisers 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. 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) RM Auctions, Inc.. 800.211.4371, 519.351.1337. Celebrating 30 years in the collector car industry, RM Auctions and its associated companies are responsible for acquisitions, restorations and sales of the world's rarest and most valuable vintage automobiles, including record-breaking sales in Maranello, Italy and London, UK. RM's restoration division achieved unprecedented accolades in 2006, when the Company earned “Best of Show” honors at the world's top three collector car events in a single year. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Alfa Romeo Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 800.890.2532, 510.525.9519. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkley, CA 94710. Large selection of parts from Giulietta to 164. Efficient, personal service. www.alfapartscatalog.com. (CA) International Auto Appraisers ReMotoring 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 source. Use IAAA Appraisers' to perform insurance and legal appraisals and pre-purchase inspections; It is IAAA the largest association that certifies auto appraisers, who follow ethics, participate in ongoing training for IAAA/ Uniform Standards for Automotive Appraisal Procedures™. Certifications include Master Automotive Appraiser™ and Automotive Arbitration/Mediation Umpire™. The apprentice program was used by Mitchell International and other qualified applicants from the automotive industry. Locate IAAA members and get association info. www.autoappraisersassociation.com. descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com. California Dream Cars Appraisals. 888.314.3366, Over 30 years experience in Southern California appraising classic, antique, special interest, muscle and custom to current-year models. Specializing in prepurchase 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) Legendary Motorcar Company. 905.875.4700, North America's premier muscle car center, specializing in restoring and trading the finest collector cars. We are home of “Dream Car Garage”. We are a professional, discreet, and fair buyer for your quality Collector car. Look us up at: 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 West Coast Auto Appraisals. 310.827.8400, Pre purchase, diminished value, total loss settlements, expert witness. Let us be your eyes and ears, friendly and very knowledgeable car experts, muscle cars, street rods, Europeans, full classics, modern day and more. Servicing all of California, nationwide for larger car collections. Member of IAAA and AMA. Check out our website for a full list of services. www.thecarappraiser.com . (CA) Automobilia Carlectibles. 510.745.8675, Offer- ing a unique selection of quality automotive art, classic posters, vintage toys and models, videos, literature, pedal cars, and automobilia that celebrate the history, achievements, evolution and artistry of the Sports Car Market 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)


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automotive industry and motorsport. Visit us today- you're sure to see things you've never seen before. www.carlectibles.com. (CA) 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. Buy/Sell/General 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. Connecting buyers and sellers of collectible automobiles in a global marketplace since 1990. We put our market knowledge to work for you. Call Jurgen today! www.2-shores-classics.com. (WI) Woodies USA. 480.694.7929, We buy and sell great woodies - hundreds to date. If you are buying or selling give us a call. We can help. Woodies are fun! Every car collection should have at least one. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona. www.woodiesusa.com. (AZ) Classic Car Transport Motor Auto Express, Inc.. 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) 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 Chubb Collector Car Insurance. 1 (866) CAR-9648, The Chubb Collector Car Insurance program provides flexibility by allowing you to choose the agreed value and restoration shop. Broad coverage includes no mileage restrictions and special pricing for large schedules. For more information contact us at 1(866)CAR-9648 or www.chubbcollectorcar.com. quotes at www.heacockclassic.com. (FL) Motor Sport Personal Accident 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 Mercedes-Benz, 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) 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. Either 12 month policy covering a whole season and or for specific events. Please contact Mark Cooke and or Kevin Way. 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) 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. Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini Aston Martin of New England. 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) 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. AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC.. 631.425.1555, All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servcing-complete mechanical restorations/rebuilds - Cosmetic repair/paintwork to complete frame off restoration - Large inventory of parts. All services as well as our current unventory of automobiles for sale can be seen at www .autosportdesigns.com. (NY) 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, Doc's Jags. 480.951.0777, 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) 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) 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) 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) Lotus Motorcars of Long Island. 631.425.1555, Factory authorized Lotus dealer. All models welcome, regardless of age. All services as well as our current inventory of new & pre-owned automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com. www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) RPM Classic Sports Cars. Kevin Kay Restorations. Legendary Motorcar Company. 905.875.4700, We buy, sell and trade some of the worlds finest & rarest collector cars. Over 55,000 sq. ft., 25 years in business. We are discreet buyers of individual cars or entire collections. Over 100 cars in our showroom, specializing in great restored cars and exceptional originals. Look us up at: www.legendarymotorcar.com. July 2010 Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173, We understand the passion and needs of the classic car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant 530.241.8337, 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair, and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems, and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www .kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) 802.877.2645, With over 25 years of experience in Classic Italian Sports cars, we know how to make your car perform as new. Please visit our website showing numerous cars for sale and a frequently updated BLOG to see what is going on in our busy shop including video links of engines being run on a test stand and on a chassis dynamometer. Our two car enclosed transporter makes getting your car to our shop within the northeast a breeze. www.rpmvt.com. 143


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reSOurCe DIreCtOrY Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 x222 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Import/Export VeloceSpace. 408.441.7788, Ve- loceSpace (408) 441-7788 “Specializing exclusively in rubber and upholstery products for Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati; we also stock classic M-B and Porsche. Our source is the original Italian factory that manufactured these parts for your car in the ‘50s and'60s, hence our products' perfect fit and quality. Visit our website at www.velocespace.com, or e-mail us at info@velocespace.com for more information. Garage/Tools Baldhead Cabinet Company. 877.966.2253, Offering a fine selection of quality metal garage cabinets suitable for shop and residential garage applications. SS and custom colors available. Many modules to choose from. Call for a custom quote and drawing. See ad in this issue. www.baldheadcabinets.com. (CA) German Automobile Inspections LLC.. 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) 860.456.4048, “When you need the job done right.” The nation's premier provider of pre-purchase inspections on classic, exotic and specialty cars of any year, anywhere in the USA or Canada. Fast 72-hour turnaround! Hartford, CT. www.automobileinspections.com. (CT) Parts and Accessories ReinCARnation Auto. Griot's Garage. 800.345.5789, The ultimate online store for automotive accessories and car care products. www.griotsgarage.com. (WA) Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1-866-MB-CLASSIC, The center of competence for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts – for vintage car sales, meticulous restorations by manufacturer-trained technicians and the widest selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. www.mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) WeatherTech® Automotive AccessoMotoring 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. ries . 800-441-8527, MacNeil Automotive Products Limited providing Automotive Accessories for your vehicles for over 20 years. MacNeil has defined high quality vehicle protection with the WeatherTech® line of Automotive Accessories. Choose from AllWeather Floor Mats, Extreme-Duty Floor Liners, Cargo/Trunk Liners, Side Window Deflectors, No-Drill MudFlaps, many different options of License Plate Frames and more. We have products available for virtually every make and model. To see and buy everything, go to WeatherTech.com. Restoration - General 719.632.9999, We offer premier restoration services with over 45 years of experience specializing in Muscle, British, and German autos. Our services include full rotisserie restorations, rust replacement, complete mechanical and award winning paint work. We provide daily photo updates of your project online so you can experience every detail of your projects restoration. Our quality speaks for itself. www .reincarnationauto.com. nix, 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) VeloceSpace. 408.441.7788, VeCosdel. (415) 777-2000, (415) 543- 5112. Since 1960 Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world's best-known collectors, dealers, and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, we are the comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. www.cosdel.com. (CA) Inspections Performance Restoration. 440.968.3655, High-quality paint, body, mechanical service. Discreet installation of a/c, cruise control, superchargers. Stock restorations done to exacting standards. Clean, well-equipped shop. Near I-90 since '96. We finish your projects. supercharged@alltel.net. (OH) Legendary Motorcar Company. 905.875.4700, More than just a restoration shop. Over 25 years in business, show quality paint, laser straight bodywork, custom panel shaping, aluminum and steel, individual panels or complete body, complete chassis fabrication, engineering services for custom and race suspension. Our restorations have won awards at Pebble Beach, Meadowbrook, Amelia Island, NCRS Bloomington, SAAC, & FCA. We pride ourselves on our cars working as well as they look. For more pictures and information of our work, look us up. www.legendarymotorcar.com. (ON) loceSpace (408) 441-7788 “Specializing exclusively in rubber and upholstery products for Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati; we also stock classic M-B and Porsche. Our source is the original Italian factory that manufactured these parts for your car in the ‘50s and'60s, hence our products' perfect fit and quality. Visit our website at www.velocespace.com, or e-mail us at info@velocespace.com for more information. Sports and Competition Morris and Welford. 714.434.8562/203.222.3862, We operate an international specialist historic car consultancy and brokerage company based on both the East/West Coasts of the US and the UK offering specialist brokerage services of important historic cars to buyers and sellers throughout the world. www .morrisandwelford.com. (CA/CT/United Kingdom) RM Auctions, Inc.. 800.211.4371, 519.351.1337. Celebrating 30 years in the collector car industry, RM Auctions and its associated companies are responsible for acquisitions, restorations and sales of the world's rarest and most valuable vintage automobiles, including record-breaking sales in Maranello, Italy and London, UK. RM's restoration division achieved unprecedented accolades in 2006, when the Company earned “Best of Show” honors at the world's top three collector car events in a single year. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Vintage Events Muscle Car 1000. 949.838.7076, OctoRPM Classic Sports Cars. 802.877.2645, With over 25 years of experience in Classic Italian Sports cars, we know how to make your car perform as new. Please visit our website showing numerous cars for sale and a frequently updated BLOG to see what is going on in our busy shop including video links of engines being run on a test stand and on a chassis dynamometer. Our two car enclosed transporter makes getting your car to our shop within the northeast a breeze. www.rpmvt.com. Doc's Jags. 480.951.0777, 480.951.3339. Restoration Center 623.869.8777. 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoe- 144 Sports Car Market ber, 2010. This six-day luxury tour of Southern California includes exceptional muscle cars, exclusive activities, exquisite dinners, premium hotels, great friends, and fine wine. We're covering Orange County, San Diego, Palm Desert, Lake Arrowhead, Beverly Hills, and a great deal in between. Reserved for 1964-73 American muscle cars, 1962–68 Cobras, 1955–73 Corvettes. Apply early, as space is limited. www.musclecar1000 .com. (CA)


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Carl Bomstead eWatch Things Mom Never Threw Out When it comes to collectibles, even the experts sometimes miss the mark Thought Carl's My mother threw out my collection of comic books sometime in the early 1960s. I thought of this when I noticed a 1938 Action Comics #1, which featured the introduction of Superman, sold in February of this year for a record $1,000,000. That was quickly surpassed when the comic book that introduced Batman sold for a touch more. Comicconnection.com, an online auction site, broke both those records when it recently sold another example of the 1938 Action Comics #1 for an astonishing $1,500,000. Now, I doubt I had either of these comic books in my collection, but I do know she also threw out my accumulation of Smith-Miller toys, which were still in their original boxes. Here are a few cool items she never had a chance to get her hands on: EBAY #260583884254— EBAY #290416025182—1963 DEL MONTE/ EBAY # 280486506495— LONGINES STERLING SILVER POCKET WATCH WITH RACE CAR. Number of Bids: 1. SOLD AT: $219. Date Sold: 3/8/2009. This pocket watch dated to 1910 and featured a race car on one side and fox hunter on the other. The watch was only listed in the antique watch section so it missed the car guys. As such, it was a screaming deal for the eagle-eyed buyer who must have too much time on his hands if he can be this thorough. PEBBLE BEACH RESIDENT BADGE. Number of Bids: 6. SOLD AT: $127.50. Date Sold: 3/27/2010. These badges attached to the grilles of cars owned by residents of the Del Monte Forest, otherwise known as Pebble Beach, and allowed them access to the property without hindrance. The earliest one known was issued in 1928, and the older ones are, of course, more expensive and elusive, while the newer ones sell for about ten bucks. The price paid for this '63 badge was $50 or so on the high side considering the condition, but if you must have it for your collector car, who cares, because who knows when another will come along. EBAY #320509233639—SUPER CHIEF DIAN PLASTIC HOOD ORNAMENT. umber of Bids: 16. SOLD AT: $132.50. Date Sold: 4/2/2010. These show up fairly frequently and the box is a must, as the graphics—today very politically incorrect—made the package. The graphics state “Give Your Car That New Look,” but would look goofy on anything other than a Pontiac. I have seen these sell for twice what was paid here, so no issue with sale price. EBAY #280486506495—PACKARD SERVICE PORCELAIN SIGN. Number of Bids: 12. SOLD AT: $8,289. Date Sold: 4/6/2010. This double-sided porcelain sign measured 42″ x 27″ and was in very nice condition, with a little edge wear and a quarter-size chip on the “d” on one side. These show up from time to time and are very desirable. One sold for about this same number at Barrett-Jackson in January, which is in line with other sales. I have to wonder what the guy who paid 17 large for one in January of 2009 at B-J is thinking. EBAY #130378669130—1906 PROGRAM FOR THE 1st GRAND PRIX AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF FRANCE. Number of Bids: 17. SOLD AT: $1,259.50. Date Sold: 4/4/2010. This program was in excellent condition considering its age. The race was conducted June 26–27, 1906, in Sarthe, which is near Le Mans, and was won by Sisz driving a Renault 90 CV. The Grand Prix de l'ACF is considered the first International Grand Prix. Dale LaFollette, who made us aware of this, lamented the fact that he once sold one of these for $145, so occasionally even the experts aren't infallible. 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. Subscriptions are payable in advance in uS currency. Make checks to: Sports car Market. Visa/Mc accepted. For instant subscription, call 24-hours 800.289.2819, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 146 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 MILES CITY MONTANA LICENSE PLATE ATTACHMENT. Number of Bids: 16. SOLD AT: $129.49. Date Sold: 4/18/2010. This cool license plate attachment was promoting Egan Auto Supply in Miles City, Montana, wherever the heck that is. The cowboy graphics made the piece, which was in decent condition, with a few marks and bruises. Not a bad price for an unusual license attachment. EBAY #380222055126— FERRARI SALES SIGN. Number of Bids: 20. SOLD AT: $1,224. Date Sold: 4/11/2010. This plastic Ferrari Sales sign was stated to be new old stock and in the original packaging, which was not pictured. It was about 36″ x 19″ and was mounted in an aluminum frame, with no provision for back lighting. The question here is: How “new” is the “new” in “new old stock.” It had a “just made” look, with no markings, but so what, as the price paid was a nit compared to the price of a 275 GTB. POStMaSter Send address changes to: Sports Car Market pO box 4797, portland, Or 97208 cpc ipM Sales Agreement no. 1296205 Sports Car Market